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No. 16,539.
Fair and somewhat coldef
tonight; tomorrow fair.
Russian Officials Claim That
Revolution is Checked.
May Be Carried to a Point to Arouse
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
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
Only then, the resolutions say, will it be
possible to ascertain the real will of the
people through direct secret and universal
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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."
Appointments and Promotions in the
The following changes in the classified
service of the Treasury Department are an
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.
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
Senator Foster has introduced a bill to
extend Euclid street to Columbia road.
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.
An Inquiry Into the Family Finan
cial Affairs.
Not Yet Given Out, but is Said to Con
tain Little Light on the
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
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
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
Forces of Fugitive President
Morales Overwhelmed
Gen. Rodriguez, His Commander,
Among the Killed.
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
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."
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
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
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
Another Midshipman Haled Be
fore Court-Martial.
The Charge is Supported by Six
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Norfolk Baker Believed to Have Been
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
The United States cruiser Minneapolis
sailed last night for New York, where she
goes to be fitted out as a regular flagship.
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.
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.
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
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.
Forcible Ejection of Mrs. Morris
From White House.
Statement Given Out by Secretary
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

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