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WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Boiia?s Office, 11th Stmt ?sd Peasiylrim* A??em The Evening Star Newspaper Company, 8. H. KACT?BANN, PrtsidMt. New Tor* Office: Tribana Building. Cfeio&g-i Offlw: Tribune Building. The Evening Star, with the Sunday morning- edi tion. !j delivered by carrier*, on tbeir own account, within the cltr at 50 cents per month: without the fiuntlny morning edition at 44 cent* per month. By n.nil, pontage prepaid: Dally, Sunday Included, one mot.th. BO cent*. l>aily. Sunday excepted, one mouth, 50 cents. Saturday Star, one year, $1.00. Sunday Star, one year, $150. No. 16,547. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1906-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. TWO CENTS. Weather. Rain or snow tonight andf' probably tomorrow. CAUSED A SENSATION Surprising Feature of Greene Gaynor Case. AT SAVANNAH TODAY Counsel for the Accused Fined $100 for Contempt. JUDGE SPEER CAUGHT WORDS Language Used by Attorney Laurence Construed as Reflecting Upon In tegrity of the Court. SAVANNAH, Ga., January 13.?The pleas In abatement to indictments Nos. 47tf and 477, being those found last November against Greene and Gaynor, were read this morning sonn after the convening of the federal court. The pleas !-"et tip that these bills of indict ment had not been legally returned, in that the grand jurors were drawn from among residents of the southwestern division of the southern district of Georgia, whereas they served i" the eastern division, wherein they returned tlie indictments against the defendants, and that the court had no right to appoint tin two special commissioners to prepare the special grand^iury list that had been prepared upon the order of the court. The defendants say that the grand jurors were therefore illegally drawn and had 110 right to return Indictments. Special Assist ant Attorney General Marion Erwin read the government's demurrer to these pleas. He responded that the grand jury had been legally drawn, because what is now the southwestern division at the time the of fenses were committed was embraced in the eastern division, and thai, the jury box was properly prepared. Judge Interrupted Attorney. When Mr. Erwin concluded his argument A. A. Lawrence of counsel for the accused, arose to read a written reply. Then came a sensation. Judge Speer cuught language in the argument that he construed as con tempt, and promptly fined Mr. Lawrence $100. Mr. Lawrence was arguing that tlie court had exceeded its rights in the appointment of the special jury commissioners, one of Whom was 'J'. F. Johnson, oterk of the court, and the other \Y. S West of Valdosta. who has lately been engaged in a bitter political controversy with W. W. Osborne, Mr. Law rence's law partner. The language of Mr. I^awrence to which the court took excep tion was as follows: "One circumstance alone in the case serves to illustrate more powerfully than 1 can hope to do by words, the possibilities for wrong and injustfoe oi>ened up by this extraordinary innovation, into what we con ceive to be the law of procedure. It is a curious coincidence that in the case at bar the court, unwittingly, of course, appointed as a jury commissioner a gentleman who was at that time and stiil is. an open, pub lic and notoriously avowed enemy of the defendants' counsel. "Whether or not this lias l>ecn to his prejudice in tlas particular case we are not prepared to say." Remarks Exceedingly Improper. Judge Speer awaited Mr. I^awrence's con clusion of the message and said: 'Mr. Lawrence, ycyar remarks are exceedingly Improper and. out of order. The court has no knowledge that lie appointed as a jury commissioner a gentleman who was at that time and still is an avowed enemy of one the defendant's counsel. Enter a line of Jl<JO against Mr. Lawrence for contempt of court. The gentleman appointed as com missioner was appointed as one of the most intelligent and upright men in southwest ern Georgia, a prominent member of the opposite politltcal party to that to which the clerk belongs. He is president of the Georgia senate, and ex-lieutenant governor of the state of Georgia. After flue inquiry the court believed i.lm of ail others to be the best man, and therefore the court ap pointed him to till that position, and this <-ourt will not tolerate inuendos and Insults by counsel in its presence." Mr. Lawrence calmly concluded his argu ment after the imposition of the tine, rriak ing no apology for the language employed. Judge Speer then ai.nounoed a recess to consider the matters presented. NOVEL ART PLAN TOR WOMEN. Proposed Circulating Gallery on a Na tional Scale. CHICAGO, January IS.?By means of a "circulating art gallery" on a national scale, the women of the country living in towns and villages remote from art gal leries of the larger cities soon will be en Joying the same privileges which their city sisters now have. The plan of starting a circulating or traveling art gallery has been evolved by the art committee of the general federa tion of women's clubs and the first con signment of original paintings will be start ed out from Chicago 011 January 10. It will follow closely the p'an of traveling libraries and. it is hoped, will result In a liberal art education to thousands who probably rarely see anything but photo graphs or poor reproductions of the works of the best artists. Ti e plan has been tried tentatively In the state limits, but now the committee has decided to try it on a national scale. Mrs. John B. Sherwood of Chicago is chairman of the committee having the mat ter In charge. She has made a collection of eighty works of art. including sixty writer colors and a number of etchings. This collection has been loaned by the artists and will be exhibited one week be fore being sent on the "endless chain" ex hibition. The p'ctures will be sent to the various wemen's clubs and will be on view a week at each place. They go first to Bingham ton. N. V.. and will wind up at St. Paul. Minn., on May 31. at the Minnesota state convention of women's clubs. From there they will be returned to Chicago and a new collection sent out. MEMORIAL TO HARPER. Prayer Service at Harvard University This Morning. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., January 13?The regular morning prayers at Appieton Chapel, Harvard University, today took the form of a memorial service In memory of President William R. Harper of Chicago University. A large number of students of the univer sity were present at the services, which were conducted by Prof. Edward C. Moore, chairman of the board of preachers for the university. Prof. Joseph E. Beale, jr., of the Harvard law school, who upon invitation of .Presi dent Harper organized the Chicago law tchool a few years ago, spoke of President Harper's life nnd character. He pa'd a tribute to his great Influence In education ?nd to his genius for administration, and ftwclt in affecting terms of the high moral 0id spiritual qualities of the man. til for hazing Case of Midshipman John Paul Miller RESUMED AT ANNAPOLIS Two Charges and Eight Specifications Filed. COUNSEL ENTERED A DEMURRER Cn Ground That Facts Alleged Un der Accusation Do Not Constitute Offense Specified. j ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 13?The court-martial v.hlch yesterday took up the case of Midshipman John Paul Miller of Lancaster, Ky? charged with hazing, re sumed its sessions this morning. The_speci flcations, the lack of proper form In which caused the postponement of the case yester day, had been corrected at the office of the superintendent and the case proceeded. Midshipman Miller introduced as counsel Col Charles IT. Lauchheimer, U. S. M. C., and Mr. P. S. Theall of Washington, D. C. Col. Lauchheimer Is the author of the stand ard work on the forms and procedure in use by naval courts-martial. Two Charges. There are two charges against Miller, hazing and encouraging or countenancing hazing, arid eight specifications. However, there' is only one incident as a basis for all the specifications. It is alleged that Miller hazed Stanley It. Canine of Llano, Texas; Henry G. Cooper, jr., of Oxford, N. C.; Max B. Demott of Niks, Mich., and John F. Donelson of Paw nee, Okla., by compelling them to perform "No. 16" together. Miiler. if he Is acquitted, will graduate on the l"th of next month, and his scholar ly standing will be not below No. 3 in the class of over a hundred. Plead Through Counsel. On being arraigned Midshipman Miller stated that he wished to plead through his counsel, and Col. Lauchheimer then inter posed a demurrer on the ground that the facts alleged under the charge do not con stitute hazing. Col. Lauchheimer addressed the court on this contention. Ho .said that the court has not ruled in previous cases on this point at issue. Penal statutes, he said, must be con strued with absolute strictness in favor of the accused. The act of 1K74. he contended, was passed to remedy the conditions of hazing as it existed at that time. There ft re hazing must be understood as it was used at the time. Hazing at the time, he claimed, meant such maltreatment as en dangered a fourth classman. The court ruled according to the conten tion of the judge advocate. Miller Pleads Not Guilty. Midshipman Miller then plead not guilty to the charges and specifications. The first witness for the prosecution was Midshipman Max B. Demott of the fourth class. He said that he had been in Miller's room one night, he having been told to go there imitating an automobile, with Canine, Cooper and Donelson. Canine was the headlight, Cooper the chauffeur and Don elson the horn and Demott the exhaust. "Cooper was supposed to twist Doneison'? ear to stop, but he fell down and we went around the room several times. Miller then told us to do the 'sixteenth' and we did it. Then he told us to go and report to Boyd's room, at 9:30. Several times after that we were in his room and had to do the 'six teenth.' The first hazing, he said, took place shortly after the West Point game, December 2, 1905. At the conclusion of Demott's testimony tiie court eoniplirrlented him on the manly and straightforward manner in which he had given ills testimony. Cooper Repeated Auto Story*. Midshipman Henry G. Cooper followed Demott on the stand. He repealed the story ahout the automobile, and said that they had been ordered by Midshipman Roberts to go to Miller's room. He said that they went there, and after going around the room several times Miller liad told them to do the "sixteenth," and they did it be tween fifty and one hundred times. Cooper then said that he had gone to the hospital about a week after the hazing, because he could not move his right side. On cross examination Cooper said that he did not be lieve the hazing had anything to do with his illness. Midshipman J. F. Donelson, the horn on the machine, was the last witness for the prosecution. The four, he said, had been sent to Roberts' room and had been told toy him to form the automobile and go to Mil ler's room. They did so, and Miller asked them why they had come to the room in that manner. "We told him who had sent us." the witness said, "and he told us to do the 'sixteentil.' We did it at least fifty times." At 1:15 the court took a recess until 2 o'clock. MERIWETHER UNDER ARREST. Middy of Fight Notoriety Charged With Hazing. ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 13.?Midship man Minor Meriwether, jr., of Louisiana, who attained much notoriety by engaging In a fist fight with Midshipman James R. Branch, in which the latter received fatal Injuries, has been placed under arrest on the charge of hazing. The churge Is sup ported by six specifications, alleging the hazing of several different fourth classmen by requiring them to do different physical | exercises. THE GENTRY MURDER CASE. Suspect Constantine on Board Ocean Liner Bound for Italy. CHICAGO, January 13.?According to In formation received by Assistant Chief of Police Schuettler, Frank J. Constantine, supposed murdered of Mrs. Louisa Gentry, id now on board an ocean liner bound for Italy. Immediately after receiving the Informa tion which was given to the police official by an Italian friend In Chicago, the prefect of police at Rome was cabled instructions to arrest him and to cable any information regarding the supposed murderer. The cable was supplemented by a letter from Chief Collins and a full description of Constan tine Although the police professed to be lieve that Constantine's effort to secure a passage to Italy on the White Star Line the day previous to the killing of Mrs. Gentry was to mislead any searchers for him. It since has been learned that he did purchase a ticket to Italy after the killing of Mrs. Gentry. Upon what line the man went Assistant Chief Schuettler will not say. WOTHff^, U 'SILENT PARTNER. ^ STANDARDOIL HEARING ARGUMENT IN ROGERS' CASE POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY. NEW YORK, January 13.?The hearing of argument on the question whether H. H. Rogers, vice president of the Standard Oil Company, shall be compelled to answer the questions asked by Attorney General Had ley of Missouri was adjourned today until Monday morning, after counsel had pre sented some of their arguments. Justice Gildersleeve did not give any de cision as to whether Mr. Rogers must an swtr. After several delays argument was com menced today before Justice Gildersleeve, in the New York state supreme court, on the question whether H. H. Rogers, vice president of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, shall be compelled to answer questions asked by Attorney General Had ley of Missouri. The questions were intended to show whether the New Jersey company owns or controls the Standard Oil Company of In diana, the Waters-Pierce Oil Compryiy and the Republic Oil Company, which three lat ter companies are engaged in the oil busi ness in Missouri. Three Sides to the Argument. The proceedings were begun when William V. Rowe, Mi\ Rogers' personal counsel, said there were three sides to the argument, that of the state of Missouri, Mr. Rogers and the three respondent companies named above. Henry Wollman, Attorney General Had ley's New York counsel, described the con ditions under which the action was institut ed in Missouri and the commission was ap pointed to take testimony in New York. He told of Mr. Rogers' refusal to answer the questions put to him. He declared that the Waters-Pierce Oil Company and the Republic Oil Company, supposedly doing business in Missouri as competing com panies, were really owned by the one cor poration, the Standard Oil Copipany. He cited a decision in the case of Randell, where a witness contended that questions put to Ihim were not material, und the higher courts held that it was not for the witness to determine, and fined him for contempt. Another Issue. Another issue, continue Mr. Wollman, was that the main issue was before the supreme court of Missouri, and Should be finally left to that tribunal for determina tion. That should not be considered, he main tained, because if it were Witness could re fuse to answer for an endless time. Re garding Mr. Rogers' assertion that report ers were present at the hearing, Mr. Woll man said that Mr. Rogers had not put for ward that objection at the time questions were refused, as he should have done. Mr. Wollman then Insisted that the ques tion concerning the stock ownership of Mr. Tilford and H. Clay Pierce was very ma terial, and also the question concerning the ownership of stock in the Waters-Pierce and the Republic Oil companies, and whether it was owned by the Standard Oil Interests, both of Which Mr. Rogers re fused to answer. Judge Gildersleeve suggested that it was a broad question, and Mr. Wollman said it was a matter for the lower court. ELECTIONS IN ENGLAND. Polling Proceeding in Thirty-Seven Constituencies?Latest Returns. LONDON, January 13.?Polling is pro ceeding today in thirty-seven constituencies, representing forty-three seats. The most important contests are at Manchester, where the fate of A. J. Balfour and Win ston Churchill, who are contesting different divisions of the city, will be sealed. Church ill undoubtedly will be elected, while the former premier's seat is now regarded as safe, despite the fact that the bets of the liberals against him have increased. If the majorities of these leaders of opposing factors are depleted it is expected that the fact will largely influence the results In the rest of the country, and consequently Interest in the outconje is very tense. In Manchester there Is great enthusiasm on both sides. In spite of the rain, Mrs. Cornwallis West, Mr. Churchill's mother, and Miss Balfour, the former premler'3 sister, are proving themselves splendid supporters of their respective candidates in the political fight. About a score of members were returned unopposed in the course of the day, among them being John E. Redmond, William O'Brien, James William Lowtlier, speaker of the house of commons, and Sir Edward Car?on, K. C., the former solicitor general. The results up to the present time are: Liberals, 10; unionist*, 8; Irish national ists, T. Notice. The price of this paper at NEWSSTANDS and from NEWSBOYS is Two Cents* Pay no more. WITH CLOSED DOORS. Hearing' Testimony Regarding Charges Against Mr. West. A meeting of the Senate committee on the District of Columbia was called for 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Capitol for the purpose of hearing- some additional tes timony on charges that have been made concerning' Commissioner West, in opposi tion to the confirmation of his nomination to serve a second term as Commissioner. At this hearing there were present beside Mr. West and Mr. Warner Stutler, for merly superintendent of street cleaning; Mr. J. T. Petty, formerly auditor of the District, and Mr. Stidham, the present su perintendent of street cleaning- department. The hearing was with closed doors, and both Mr. Petty and Mr. Stidham were asked quite a number of questions to de velop their knowledge concerning the mat ters for which they had been called before the committee. They were asked in rela tion to the practices of the District in deal ing with the street cleaning contractor and also concerning the practice of supplying the Commissioners with carriage horses to be used for offioial business. COMMITTEE MEETING. Governing Body of Royal Arcanum in Session. The executive committee of the Supreme Council of the Royal Arcanum, the govern ing body of that order, consisting of Su preme Vice Regent Howard C. Wlggin of Rome, N. Y.; Supreme Vice Regent Robert Van Sands of Chicago, 111.; Supreme Orator Clovis II. IJowen of Fawtucket, R. I.; Su preme Secretary W. O. Robson of Boston, Mass.; Past Supreme Regent A. S. Robin son of St. I.ouis, Mo.; Supreme Treasurer E. A. Skinner of Westfleld, N. Y.; Supreme Auditor A. T. Turner of Boston, Mass., J. M. Johnson of Chicago, 111., chairman board of trustees; John Haskell Butler, chairman committee on laws, and James A. Langfitt of Pittsburg, Pa., is holding one of its con stitutional sessions in this city at the Hotel Raleigh. In an interview with a representative of The Star the supreme regent and supreme secretary said the members of the Royal Arcanum were adusting themselves, to the new conditions of the order. It was stated that several new councils had recently been Instituted; that class initiations were again the order of the day, and that the outlook for the future of the order is encouraging. The work accomplished by the order in the twenty-eight jears of its existence, in dis tribuiting to its beneficiaries over one hun dred millions of dollars, was a record to challenge the admiration of all. The supreme officers visited Kismet and Analostan councils last night. The supreme regent, assisted by Past Supreme Regent Robinson. Installed the officers of Kismet Council in its new hall, and Supreme Vice Regent Van Sands, assisted by Supreme Orator Bowen, installed the officers of Ana lostan Council. The supreme regent also visited Analostan Council after the instal lation ceremonies at Kismet Council. A "smoke talk" was held at Analostan Council. FIRE AT PANAMA. Fifteen or Twenty Houses Destroyed ?Attributed to Fumigation. A cablegram received at the offices of the isthmian canal commission last night, from Governor Magoon, is as follows; "Fire occurred at Panama^ at 1 p.m. to day in the vicinity of Santo Tomas Hos pital; fifteen or twenty houses destroyed; the origin attributed to fumigation. No property of the United States destroyed." Fat Salary for Scott. SAN FRANCISCO, January 13.?Henry T. Scott has been elected president of the Pa cific States Telephone and Telegraph Com pany. The position carries a salary of STVOOO a year. Mr. Scott was formerly president of the Union Iron works of this city. ElOTsP To SorttTWNS x AFUtiT An owgwai EFFort ~ ~Xp RW INSURGENTS STUBBORN INDICATIONS OF DEEPER SIGNI FICANCE IN THE MOVEMENT. The House managers and the republican insurgents were maintaining their contest stubbornly today. They have come to close quarters and it is a hand-to-hand fight for individual votes. As fast as one side gains a recruit the other sijjik? steps up and tries to get him away, arid the luckless repre sentative is figuratively badly mussed up in the scramble. The insurgent leaders said this afternoon that they have not lost a single man in the twenty-four hours, but that on the contrary they have gained one. The House man agers claim that they have taken at least two men away from the insurgents and that they know where they will get others. Both sides are resorting to every means within their power to make and hold re cruits and all kinds of persuasive argu ments are being used. Indications today pointed to the proba bility of the insurgent movement having deeper significance than a mere revolt against the House iftanagement. It was hinted in some quarters that the revolt is in some measure a protest against the whole administration. Considerable irrita tion exists' among members of the House over the attitude of the administration in respect to post ofllee appointments. Dis satisfaction over other phases of the pa tronage question is said also to be responsi ble for the presence of some of the men who make up the insurgent force. Indications of Willingness to Com promise. There are indications of the willingness of the administration to compromise to a limited extent with the insurgents on the Philippine tariff bill. On the best of in formation, it may be stated that Secretary Taft, representing the administration, has expressed a willingness to have the ex ports of Philippine sugar to this country limited to between 250,000 and 350,000 tons each year while the 25 per cent rate is in force, to come in free after 1909. This prop osition is now being conveyed to the in surent leaders, to see how they will take it. As a matter of fact, the belief is that the administration would yield little in a compromise of this kind. I nder existing conditions about 40,000 tons of Philippine sugar now come to the United States. It is not believed that the exports to this country will exceed 300,000 tons in the next five years. Consequently, the Insur gents would get little by acceptance, but it would at least be a sop to them and may have the effect, it is thought, of chang ing some of them to the administration point of view. SPECIAL DELIVERY SERVICE. Broader Use of Its Facilities is Urged. The Post Office Department is being urged that a broader use be made of the special delivery service. A recommendation of that nature was contained in the annual report of Mr. DeGraw, the fourth assistant post master general, and the plan is meeting with favor all over the country, judging by the correspondence received here on subject. One correspondent, In advocatinHj an extension of the service, expresses the! conviction that a system similar to that in operation in France would not only preatly accelerate business in this country, but would add a large sum to the revenue of the government. Under the French system re ferred to the cost of delivery is required to be prepaid by postage stamps, and letters or parcels must bear on the cover, distinct ly written, the words, "Quick Dispatch." The recommendation of the fourth assist ant postmaster general not only provides for authorization that will enable patrons to use ordinary postage stamps of value equivalent to the stamp required for special delivery, provided in such case they write across "the letter or package "Special De livery," but also that additional fees for special delivery service be fixed for each mile in excess of a limit of two miles, at 10 cents over and above the required postage. The department looked up the law on the subject of special delivery, but found that it was powerless to act beyond submitting the matter for the coris4derat!on of Con gress. Narrow Escape From Assassination. ST. PETERSBURG, January 13.?The Korean war minister, who is staying at the Hotel de France here, had a narrow escape from assassination today at the hands of a young Korean, said to be the minister's in terpreter. The would-.be assassin stabbed the minister eleven times with a linife. Return of Gen. Oliver. Gen. Oliver, assistant secretary of war. has returned to this city from a short -visit to his home in Albany, N. Y., and is acting secretary, in the absence of Secretary Taft. STRANGLED TO DEATH Prominent Chicago Woman Murdered Last Night. MURDERER HAS CONFESSED Young Man Admitted He Attempt;.! Assault. KILLED VICTIM IN STRUGGLE Dragged Body Into Stable Yard, Where It Lay Until Reported by Him Later. CHICAGO, January 13.?Mrs. Bessie Hollister. thirty years old, tlie wfe of Franklin C. Hollister of the print ing firm of Hollister Brothers, one of the largest concerns of its kind in the city, was murdered last night by Richard Ivins, twenty-four years old, who had attempted to assault her. The body of Airs. Hollister w.is found this morning lying on a pile of stable refuse in the rear of the Ivins residence at 368 Bel den avenue. Around the neck was twisted a fine copper wire. Death had been caused by strangulation. Ivins, who had pretended to find the body, and had reported the fact of the murder to the police, confessed to the crime a short time after he had been taken into custody. His statement to the police, in effect, was that he was at work in his carpenter shop, which stands but a short distance from the place where the body was found this morning, and that when Mrs. Hollister passed by ho attacked her, and when she resisted he dragged her into the carpenter shop and killed her by twisting the wire around lier neck. He then went home and remained there all night. This morning he went to the barn osten sibly to perform some work, and, pretend ing to find the body, rushed into the house and reported to his father, and later to the police, that tlae body of a woman was lying on the heap of refuse near the bnrn. Ivins, in his confession, claims that he was drunk at the time of the crime, but this is denied by his own mother, who says that he came into the house and ate his supper w hile perfectly sober. Vicim Left Home Yesterday. Mrs. Hollister left her home yesterday afternoon to attend the funeral of a friend, Mrs. Emma Semple, at 172 Seminary ave nue. That was the fast seen of her by any of her friends. After waiting tlntll 7 o'clock last night for her return Mr. Hol lister informed the police of h^r disappear ance and an all-night search was instituted, which resulted In nothing. It was almost entirely covered by the ref use. As soon as the patrol wagon had ar rived at the spot where the body was found a orowd gathered, among its mem bers being Georgi' G. Congdon, choirmaster at the Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, where Mrs. Hollister sang in the choir. He at once identified the body as that of Mrs. Hollister, and it wa sremoved to an undertaking establishment, and her hus band notified. Judging from the appearance of he: clothing Mis. Hollister had made a des perate fight before she was killed. Her long hair was tangled as if it had been pulled violently down; the front of her silk waist had been torn open, and the glove of her right hand was missing. Three lings which she usually wore on this hand were gone. Other small articles of jewelry which she had worn at the time of leaving the house had been taken, and It was evident that robbery had been the cause of the crime. In Plain View of Windows. The pile of refuse on which the body lay wps in plain view of the windows of sev eral houses in the neighborhood, and had it been there in daylight it must have been discovered within a short time. The in closure in which it was found is surrounded by a high board fence, the gate of which is tightly locked. Following so closely upon the murder of Mrs. A. W. Gentry as it did, the killing or Mrs. Hollister roused the police to despera tion. Every aval.able otllcer was placed on the case. Mrs. Hollister was thirty years of age, and a woman of great per sonal charm. For years she had been noted as the pos sessor of a voice of extraordinary beauty. She frequently appeared at musical enter tainments here. VERNON IS TO BE REGISTER. He Will Succeed Judson W. Lyons in tlie Treasury. President Roosevelt has decided to name Prof. \V. T. Vernon of Quindaro, Kan., as rtg'wter of the treasury, to succeed Judson I.jons. The nomination of Vernon has been foreshadowed in The Star. It will bo sent to the Senate upon the expiration of the term of Register I.yons, who has been informed of the intention of the President. The President had a careful investiga tion made of some charges against Ver non. The report received by him indi cated that ithe charges were maliciously made and were untrue. Vernon is said to be the best colored orator in the United States. He also has a reputation as an educator, being at the head of an Industrial school for colored people at Quindaro, T'.ie Kansas delegation gave its approval to the nomination of Vernon, and Senator L/ong has worked incessantly to brine it about. TYPOTHETAE OPERATIONS. New York and Chicago Organizations in Close Touch. CHICAGO, January 13 ?Separated as they are by hundreds of miles the New York and the Chicago typothetae are now holding dally meetings together and sharing in each other's, deliberations. Mechanical In ge nuity has enabled the two employers' as sociations practically to annihilate space. , A.i a result the two organizations are kept j in close touch with each other and are able to render each other valuable assist ance in their fight against the establishment I oi the eight-hour day. j The long distance telephone and the phonograph combined are used. In the of fice of the Chicago Typothetea there is a migaphone, which is connected with the long distance telephone. The megaphone is placed in the room where the meetings of the typothetae are held daily. It acts as a gigantic receiver for the telephone, transmitting to New York speeches of the members of the typotetae, thus allowing the New York boss printers to learn exactly what their friends in Chicago are doing. In the same way the members of the Chicago Typothetae are able to keep track of the progress of the New York meeting and the members of the two associations are as well informed as to each other's doings as if they met in the same room instead of hundreds of miles apart. Tire new apparatus was used for the first time yestard?r RESUMED THE DEBATE Further Discussion of Philip pine Tariff Bill. HOUSE MET AT 11 O'CLOCK Less Than Twenty Members Present at That Time. GAINES FAVORED MEASURE He Regards It as a Step Toward Fre? Trade With the Archipelago Other Views Presented. I/Ces than twenty members were present vhen fho House of Representatives mat at 11 o'clock today to continue the Philip pine tariff debate. Mr. Gaines (Tenn.) spoke first, favoring the bill as a step toward free trade with the Philippines. The need for scaling down some of the hlfiSi schedules of the Dingley terlff was emphasized by Mr. Gaines. H? suggested that this might well be dona through reciprocity treaties, notwltnstand inf, Mr. Dnlzell had announced "the Mm* ha;; passed for reciprocity." .Mr. Dalzell denied h>' iiad made such ? statement. The republican reel pro :ty doc trine, 'he said, admitted of no i- .proctty except on non-competitive articles. "Will the gentleman vote for a t>i11 next Tuesday morning re-enacting the reciproc ity clause of the Dinghy law?" asked Mr. Gaines. ^ "Well, it takes some time for me to maka 1 up my mind," responded Mr. Dalzell. The -work and eloquence of the l ite Presi dent M.-Kinley for the doctrine of n Hproc ity were recalled by Mr. Gaines, who re marked: "He is dead and gone, and it looks as though reciprocity is dead and buried, too." The Increase of Wisdom. Mr. Gaines read from speeches made in the House years ago by Senator Allison, the late President Garfield an.l the lata Senator Sherman to show that republicans of those days expressed more inter< st :n the welfare of the people than was dona by republicans in the House now. When quoting Mr. Allison against high schedule* Mr. Payne interrupted to say: "That was in 1870. Don't you sup)>ose Senator Allison lias gained wisdom in Ills long service sine? that time?" "Oh. yes, If he has read the speeches of th*> gentleman from New York," re torted Mr. Gain -. "Or any others." s;id Mr. Payne "Oh. no! 1 will not admit that the get> tleman from Iowa needs such instruction." responded Mr. Galtu-S. "I hope." said Mr. Payne, addressing Mr. Gaines, "t.tvat when my friend his been in Congress for thirty-five years he will also acquire more wisdom." If the wisdom acquired Ky long servlos ? was to lie measured by the last retort, said Mr. Gaines, lie hoped his would Increase. When Mr. Ga'.nes gave Mr. Lincoln credit for saying that he "shuddered" m -re as to the effect of tiie giant industries licit were building up under high tariff levied fc.r war purposes than the consequences of : he war, Mr. C. 15. Da no is (Ind.) disputed tint Mr. I.incoln Jiad ever expressed such senti ments. Mr. Gainer raid the old gentleman to whom Mr. I.incoln wrote the words in a letter was still living, and ho believed he could produce the letter. Permission was given to Mr. Wiley (.Via.) to Insert a speech in the Record In f ivor Of tbe bill. Opposition to the Bill. In opposing the bill Mr. Young (Mich.) as-se:' (d tho salary list of the America? administration in the Philippines was greater than 'the whole Spanish budget. Great as our expenditure has been, he said, ; there was nerd for still greater expendi ! tures. "And you cannot do what is needed by 'charity,' " he added. What the Fili pino people object to. he said, Is not any particular form of taxation, but to any tax ation whatever. Y'et. if the progress Is to go on, at least the present taxes must bs collected. The only effect of the present V.ill would be to reduce the revenue of tha islands. For end Against tha Bill. Mr. Thomas (N. C.) favored the bill for three reasons: First, that it is in accord with democratic tariff policy; second, that It gives Justice to the Filipinos, our wards; and, third, that it will not harm any Amer ican industry. The necessity for either tariff revision or the arrangement of re ciprocal trade agreements was emphasized by Mr. Thomas. He closed with a plea for new and wider markets for the whole country, and dwelt especially upon the need of the new south for reciprocal tariff meas ures. Mr. Doud (Mich.) spoke for the sugar beet interests of ills state and urged that the pledges of the republican party to foster sugar production should not be violated by a reduction of tariff on Philippine sugar. After describing the abject poverty he saw in the Philippines last summer, Mr. Loud said he was anxious to better the condition of the Filipinos, but did not believe tha Philippine tariff bill the proper means of affording relief. NORFOLK DOCTOR HELD Charged With Criminal Malpractice on March 21, 1905. NORFOLK, Va., January 13.?Dr. Francis M. Morgan of Berkley was arrested today t'pon the charge of criminal malpractice on Mrs. Josephine Ilall, a woman about thirty seven years of age, who has a son fourteen years old. The offense is alleged to hava been committed March 21, 1905, and Mrs. Hall, the victim in the case, has fully re covered. The case was before the Norfolk county grand jury before Berkley ward became a part of Norfolk city, but the grand Jury refused to Indict Dr. Morgan and all action in the matter was dropped until Berkley was annexed to Norfolk last week. Waiving a police court examination fol lowing his arrest. Dr. Morgan appeared with counsel before Judge Hanckel and was bailed in the sum of $SOO for his appearanea at the next grand Jury term of the corpora tion court in February. HANDLE FOR SENATOR. Likely Candidate if Money Does Not Stand for Re-Election. Special Dispatch to Tbe Star. WEST POINT. Miss., January 13?ThS Dally Times-Herald of this city today said editorially: "Col. Arthur E. Randla, 4 prominent Mississlpplan who has achieved mucto success in Washington, D. C.t is being favorably mentioned by his many friends in Mississippi, where he has retain ed his citizenship, as a candidate to suc ceed Senator Money in the United States Senate, if the senator declines to stand for re-election. Col. Randle would make Mis sissippi an ideal senator and his friends be lieve if he would consent to enter the rac? he could easily win."