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* Resented Castro's Snub to Her Representative. HINTING AT PUNISHMENT "War Fleet May Be Ordered to La Gnayra. FORCE NOT NOW -IN VIEW No Violation of the Monroe Doctrine Proposed?Our Own Dispute With Venezuela. Although the present breach In the diplo matic relations between France ami Vene zuela Is technically chargeable against the personality of M. Taigny, the French charge at Caracas, tlie real Issue, as It Is understood here, is the attitude of Presi dent Castro toward the properties and franchise of the French Cable Company. Tii 1 president asserted that the cable com pany lent active assistance to the Matos rebellion. Therefore, he Began proceedings in the Venezuelan courts against the com pany on that scoro and also complained that the company had violated the terms of its concession in not laying certain coast lines of cable, and especially In crossing the Island of Santo Domingo with land wires subject to frequent interruption in times of rebellion on that island. The courts sustained the President's view, and in fact practically took possession of the company's offices at certain points when tiie French government intervened. In the absence of the regular minister, M. Taignev presented a written protest to the Venezuelan government. President Castro regarded tills note as Insulting to his gov ernment and refused to have anything more to do with M. Taigny. Hut the French gov-, ernment refused to allow the dispute to be made a personal one. and declared that M. TaJgney, In his presontment, had followed pre^ !'?>?!> the Instructions of his foreign office. Minister Russell Intervenes. At this point Mr. Russell, the United States minister at Caracas, Intervened in the interest of peace, and, after many pa tient exchanges. It wa5 believed that he had tinallj succeeded. Hut while he induced Fres dent Castro to withdraw a note to V Taigny which the French government re garded as offensive, he could not prevail upon President Castro to resume personal and official relations with the French charge The climax came on New Year day. when the French government received with the usual honors of the New Year day reception the Venezuelan minister at Paris, only to learn that President <'ai?tro had re fused to do likewise for M. Taigny at Car acas. This omission touched the pride of the French government, which alleged it had been made the victim of double deal ing. which fact the French ambassador in Washington was not slow to communicate to th-' State Department. Mr. Russell reported his failure to effect a settlement between the parties and then canv? notice from the French government that diplomatic relations with Venezuela were completely severed. There Is hint of punitive measures on the part of France, and the situation is regarded officially as very unpleasant, with possibilities of se rious consequences. In the event that the request is made by France permission will be given to United States Minister W. W. Russell, at Caracas, to look after French interests until a set tlement between the two countries is reached. To Be Kept Advised by France. There is reason to believe that the United States government will be kept advised by Krance of its intention? with regard to Ven ezuela, and that there will be no violation on the part of France of the Monroe doc trine. The French war fleet now at Mar tinique may be ordered to Da Guayra to take M. Taigny away in state, but it is not likely that any attempt to blockade or bombard the port will be mado at this time under tho peculiar Internationa; condi tions prevailing at Venezuelan ports. To Take Up Critchfleld Claim. The negotiations between the United States and Venezuela regarding the Ber mudez Asphalt Company's claim have not been successful up to this time, out Secre tary Root is determined to exhaust every method of diplomatic procedure. He haa already directed Minister Russell to take up the Critchfleld claim, which is witiio.it complications and Involves no claim on the j>art of Castro that this company engaged in abetting a revolution. This company in vested about In a railroad and an asphalt plant under agreement that they were to be exempt from general taxes. It is charg. d that about a year ago President Castro imposed a prohibitory tax on the company in violation of the agreement. The Critchlleld claim is regarded by many officials as a fair claim, and Mr. Russell will devote his best endeavors to having It satisfactorily settled. MORALES TO LEAVE ISLAND. Peace Will Probably Soon Be Restored to Santo Domingo. The aollng secretary of war has received r cablegram from Col. Col ion, United States cus.onis officer at S-ir.to Domingo, dated at B o'clock last evening, as follows: "I'arlos F. Morales' resignation has been accepted by congr<.ss; leaves for Porto Rico ?today; will probably result In early restora tion of peace." AGAINST GERRYMANDER BILL. Norfolk Agitated Over Actloi of City Council?Injunction. Slx-clil liiipatch to The Stnr. NORFOLK, Va., January 13.?The Nor folk city council, controlled by the demo cratic faction which in stale affairs op poses United States Senator Martin, hav ing passed a bill gerrymandering the city Into wards, so that the next election of councilmen will result In tho perpetuation of the present faction In power, the demo cratic forces here led by James V. Trehy today presented an Injunction bill to Judge Prentis at Suffolk, who Issued a rule, re turi able in Suffolk January' IS', citing the city officials of Norfolk to show cause why the Injunction should not be made per manent and the gerrymander bill declared to he void and of no effect. The bill quotes Interviews with council men and Mayor Riddick, who all admit that the gerrymander was for political purposes alone. It is shown liow some people, put in narrow strips of wards, must In the future Send their children long distances to school, whereas schools were before near at hand. The injunction has taken the Norfolk of cials by great surprise and caused a tre mendous sensation here as well as In other parts of Virginia Land Decision Against Railway. SPOKANE. Wash., January 13.?In a de cision. mainly against the Northern Pa cific Railway Company, the register and re< elver of the United States land office at Occur d' Alene CUy, Idaho, yesterday held that a vast tract of land In Shoshone coun ty, clalnn d by the railroad as non-mineral, is mineral in character and therefore a part of the public domain. The lands are valued at Jl.oUO.OOt). Against Impure Tea. Representative Bartholdt of Missouri has Introduced a bill amending the act pro hibiting the importation of Impure tea bo ?s to permit the importation of tea waste, ?iff: - ? ' -~<H>nlnrs for the manufacture ?f the.n .a no or othi r chemical products. CHARGED BT PRINTERS GOVERNMENT CLERKS ALLEGED TO BE STRIKE BREAKERS. Government clerks as strike breakers Is the latest phase of the printers' strike. The strike committee, of which Mr. T. C. Par sons Is chairman, claims to have discovered that a class of "sun downers" have en tered Into the controversy between the em ploying' printers and the Journeymen. These so-called "sun-down" printers are employ ed In the government In clerical and other positions. I'pon the conclusion of their offi cial duties. It is said, they go to their homes for dinner and then begin their second day's work in twenty-four hours In some of the down-town printer lea. There are many men In the government service who formerly conducted country newspapers and printing offices. They learned the printing business In their own establishments, and some of these. It 19 said, seeing an opportunity to make some extra money on the side are filling the places recently vacated by members of Co lumbia Typographical Union. There are others who In former years were compositors in small towns In which there were no typographical unions. These men do not feel that the union restrictions apply to thp-m, consequently they are said to be working at night in the Typothetae offices. Action Not Determined. Just what action the strike committee will take in this matter could not be ascer tained. The 'feelings of the strikers, how ever, can be summarized In the statement that they regard the work of the "sun downers" as "ethically wrong to the strikers by interfering in a mutter in which they have no concern, and morally wrong to the government, because, as a printer expressed it, "A man cannot do two fair da} s' work in one." The striking printers were paid their weekly wages by the strike committee at 3 o'clock this afternoon, each man's money being placed In an envelope with his name written on the outside. Following the pay ment Mr. Frank Morrison, general secre tary of the American Federation of Labor, addressed the strikers In their headquar ters, at Oth and D streets northwest. The printers are still confident of success. The Washington Typothetae held an Im portant meeting In Its rooms in The Star building this afternoon. Mr. Hill, the sec retary, stated late this afternoon, that he had no statement to give out. WORDS OF SYMPATHY. Mrs. Minor Morris' Brother Writes From Los Angel?3. Mrs. Minor Morris, the lady recently ejected from The "White House, is still con lined to her bed at fehe Willard Hotel, and shows no Indication of recovering from the effects of her experience. She has received from her brother, William Hull, In Los Angeies, a letter commenting on her treat ment. The letter is exceedingly bitter In tone, and Includes a severe personal attack on both Secretary Barnes and Representa tive Hull. He says he presumes that as Dr. Morris is now on the ground It will not !>e necessary for him to take any steps, but says If there Is any assistance he can ren der his sister he la ready to offer It. In alluding to her long contest with Rep resentative Hull, he says the game is not worth the candle, and advises her to give up the struggle, as there la no hope of ever getting at their .brother, who, he asserts. Is clothed with a political armor that it Is im possible to penetrate. In alluding to President Roosevelt, Mr. Hull says he fully expects to see the Morris Incident taken up and thoroughly Investi gated, as any other course would not be In accordance with his estimate of the Presi dent's character. Mrs. Morris' sons have both expressed a wish to come to Washington, but she has had them warned to keep away till sent for, as she fears they might do something to precipitate further trouble. Bona Fide Circulation. Nearly everybody in Washington reads The Sunday Star. Last Sun day's circulation was by far the largest and best in the city and the only sworn circulation in the Dis trict of Columbia. The advertiser is entitled to know the circulation of any paper in which he advertises. The circulation of The Sunday Star on January 7, 1906, was 31,636. I solemnly swear that the above state ment represents the number of copies of The Sunday Star circulated on January 7, 1900 ?that Is, the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished and mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona fide purchasers or subscribers, and that none of the copies so counted are free or sample copies and none are returnable, except in the case of several hundred sent to suburban agents, from whom a few re turns of unsold papers have not yet been received. J. WHIT. IIERRON, Business Manager, The Evening Star Newspaper Company. Subscribed and sworn to before me this thirteenth day of January, A.D. 1906. GRENVILLE A. WHITAKER. (Seal > Notary Public. Circulation of The "Evening Star." The sworn statement below shows that the circulation of The Star is what It Is claimed to be. The Star's circulation Is much greater than that of any other paper published in Washington, and The Star Is read more thoroughly than and has double the number of readers of any other paper published in Washington, whether morn ing or evening. Fifteen thousand of Tho (Star's regular subscribers take no other Washington paper whatever, depending upon The Star alone for news and adver tising. SATI'HDAY, January 0, 1900 38 531 MONDAY, January 8, 1906 TUESDAY, January 9, 1906 35 941 WKDNKSDAY. January 10, 1906 35V-## THl'HSDAY, January 11, 1906 35*770 FRIDAY, Jatiuary 12, 1906 35^730 Total ? Dally arM-asr* 30,545 I solemnly swear that the above state ment represents only the number of copies of THE EVENING STAR circulated dur ing the six secular days ending Friday January 11', 190ft?that Is. the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration to bona fide purchasers or subscribers and that the copies so counted are not return able to or remuin In tho office unsold. J. WHIT. IIERRON, Business Manager, The Evening Star Newspaper Company. Subscribed and sworn to before me this thirteenth day of January, AD. 190?. GRENVILLE A WHITAKER, (Seal.) Notary Public. LIVE STOCK STATISTICS CRITICISED IN REPORT OF THE KEEP COMMISSION. The report of the Keep commission on the Department of Agriculture has been com pleted. It la understood that It severely criticises the method of the Department of Agriculture In the gathering otf llv? stock statistics and that It emphatically states that unless these statistics are prepared on some better plan than that recently pursued it would be better to discontinue that work entirely. When Secretary Wilson was before a congressional committee during the last session of Congress he stated that the de- I partment, in the gathering of these statis tics, was careful to give the farmers the "benefit of the doubt" by keeping the statis tics down to minimum figures whenever there was a question as to the right amount. The result of such a policy is ! said to be to show the live stock industry t>ek>w wha<t it really is, with the result of affecting the market price of the interests involved. This statement is said to have surprised many of those who heard It, and It is fur ther stated that the report of the Keep commission shows that there has been a practice in the gathering of live stock sta tistics which results in securing figures far below those that would represent the real facts in the case. This method of understating the amount of live stock that Is in the country Is also said to apply to some other forms of statis tics, according to the report of the Keep commission. The report is looked upon as reflecting upon the methods of the department to such an extent that the question has been raised of the propriety of having a subor dinate of the department in the person of Mr. Pinchot, chief of the bureau of forestry and a member of the Keep commission, sign It. The fact is, Mr. Pinchot did not sign It In the first instance, and he left the city after It was completed without attaching his signature. It was desired, however, to have all the members of the commission sign the report and it was sent to Mr. Pinchot. It is understood that the docu ment has been returned to Chairman Keep, but whether It has Mr. Plncliot's signature Is not known outside the charmed circle that enjoys the confidence of the commis sion. The report will go to the President on Monday. MRS. CHADWICK'S CASE. Review of Proceedings in the Bank ruptcy Phase. CINCINNATI, Ohio, January 13.?A re view of the proceedings in the Cassle L. 1 Chadwick bankruptcy case was asked In a ' petition filed in the United States circuit | court of appeals here today by Nathan Loeser of Cleveland, trustee In bankruptcy. His petition avers that on April 27, 1904, Mrs. Chadwick was indebted to the Savings, Deposi . Bank and Trust Company of Ely rla, O'.io, in the sum of $37,000, and on pro test by the bank she executed an additional ; promissory note of $10,000. The bank insti tuted bankruptcy proceedings. The notes were secured by her personal estate. She denied their priority of claim and was sustained by the referee in bankruptcy. United States Judge R. W. Tayler of Cleve land reversed the referee's decision and al lowed the bank $37,000. Loeser's petition is intended to have the Tayler decision re viewed. that all creditors of Mrs. Chadwick realize on their claims and the bank get its pro rata share. A MILLIONAIRE'S PLIGHT. Victim of Clever Lawyer?Verdict for $14,000 Against Him. | CHICAGO, January 13.?Ferdinand Sulz I berger of New York, millionaire member of the packing firm of Schwarzschild Sulzberger, admitted on the witness stand in Judge Pinckney's court yesterday that he had been convicted of defrauding the government in lSCS and had served part of a jail sentence. Louis Pfalzer, formerly head buyer of cattle for the packing concern, had sued his former employers for $15,000 for breach of contract. Mr. Sulzberger took the witness stand to testify regarding the alleged contract, but the first question put by Pfalzer's attorney after the direct examination startled the witness and astonished almost everybody in the court room. "Isn't it a fact, Mr. Sulzberger,", the at | torr.ey asked, "that you have been con victed of a crime and sentenced to jail, a part of which sentence was served?" "Yes," replied the witness, "but I was pardoned." "You were convicted in 1S68 of conspir acy to defraud the government and fined | $',000 and sentenced to ten days In jail, were you not?" was the next question. | "Yes, sir," was again the reply, and that line of inquiry was dropped. After all the evidence had been heard the i Jury retired and shortly after was brought In a verdict of $14,000 in favor of the plaintiff. According to the certified record of the proceedings In the New York courts, which was presented to Judge Plnckney by the attorney for the plaintiff, Mr. Sulzberger was tried and convicted of "conspiracy to defraud the government" In New York in 1SC8, during the whisky scandals Investiga tions of that year. CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY. Search of Home in Syracuse Failed to Reveal Neal. SYRACUSE. N. Y., January 13.?Follow- ' lng the arrest In New York yesterday of j Dr. W. W. Hadley and Mrs. Laura M. Wil- ! Son, respectively medical director and as sistant medical director cf the Force of Life Chemical Company, on a charge of conspiracy to obtain money under false pre tenses by th? use of the United States malls, a deputy United States marshal, armed with warrants, went through the home of E. Virgil Neal, In this city, this morning, but was unable to find him. Neal Is named as one of the directors of the concern. His mother said he had left for Washington about midnight. The dep uty marshal also was unable to find Arthur H. Williams, the reported treasurer of the concern. It was said that he, too, had gone to Washington, both he and Neal having re ceived by telegram the news of Mr. Had ley's arrest. Neal, It la reported, has gone to explain to the federal authorities his connection with the Force of Life Company. Within a few weeks Neal and Williams came to this city and organized another company, In which they Interested several of the prominent business men here. SOUTH NORWALK. Conn., January 13.? Dr. William F. Acton today made the following statement in the presence of ex Lieut. Gov. Edwin O. Keeler, both of whom are named as directors of the Force of Life Chemical Company: "We don't have any I thing to do with the active running of the company, but I believe that after a thor l ough Investigation has been made the af fairs of the company will be found to have been conducted differently than reported this morning." Death of Richard Poole. Special Dispatch to The Star. BOYD'S, Md., January 13.? Richard Poole, one of the moat Influential and well-to-do citizens In this section of Montgomery county, died suddenly at his home at Poolesvllle aout 12 o'clock last night. Mr. Poole retired feeling comparatively well. He soon after complained of lllneaa, and died before his physician could reach him. He had been 111 of heart trouble previous to the attack last night, and his physician had feared fatal results. He waa a di rector of the Montgomery County National Bank, at Rockvjjle, and took great interest In all of the aSfura of the county. Several years ago he was In business In Washing ton. His wife, who was a daughter of Mr. Fred Poole, and three daughter*?Mrs. Mamie Han kins, who resides in Kentucky; Miss Anna, in Baltimore, and Miss Fannie, at home?survive him. He was nearly sixty-four years of age. Salt for Dtraro* Filed. William J. King, through Attorney T. J. Mackey. today filed salt for divorce against I Susan E. King. Tb? parties were married while at Mount Q^vary, Md.? October 15. 180*. A co-respondent to : DIVISION AMONG EDUCATORS. Hearing* to Be Given Next Week by 'the House Committee. The House committee on education, which hitherto has been classed among the com mittee* which never meets, threaten* to be the storm center around which the al leged differences existing in the National Educational Association will turn. Monday morning has been, set as the time for a hearing before this committee on the bUl to incorporate the National Educational As sociation in the District of Columbia. This bill caused a split in the convention of the association last summer, when Mi** Mar garet A. Haley of Chicago and a number of her followers left Anbury Park dissatis fied. Since that time Miss Haley and other dissenters, who are said to number 1,500, have been working in opposition to the pro posed bill, which they say Is framed In the interest of prominent educators, and oilers nothing to the great mas* of teachera The original incorporators of the associa tion, including President Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia University, are seeking the reincorporation under District laws, and will be represented at the hearing by their attorney. John B. Pine of New York. John A. Watson, a Chicago attorney; Silas X. Gillan of Wisconsin and Miss Haley are among the other speakers who are expected to appear before the committee. LITTLEFIELD PUBLICITY BILL. Favorably Considered by House Judi ciary Committee. The Littlefield publicity bill, requiring cor porations to make reports annually, or whenever the Department of Commerce and Labor desires, has been recommended for a favorable report by the House committee on the judiciary. This measure was framed last year and Introduced by Mr. Littlefield at that time. It embodies the ideas of offi cials of the Department of Commerce and Labor as to the proper facilities which should be afforded them In Investigating corporations. SECRETARY WILSON HEARD. Explains Estimate for Bureau of Ani mal Industry. Secretary Wilson of the Department of Agriculture appeared today before a sub committee of the House appropriations com mittee, which Is considering the deficiency bill, and offered an explanation of his esti mate of $155,000 for the bureau of animal industry. Col. Clarence E. Edwards, chief of the bureau of Insular affairs, made an explana tion to the subcommittee of a rerjuest for $50,000 to buy coal lands In the Philippines. MORE MONEY NEEDED. St. Elizabeth's Will Want $49,900 to Observe Smoke Law. Superintendent White of the Government Hospital for the Insane forwarded to Con gress today through the Secretary of the Interior an estimate that it will cost the hospital $49,900 in addition to Its regular expenses to observe the District smoke law. Dr. White explains that the change from soft coal to hard coal and the consequent change in the furnace grates will result In the added cost. The hospital uses about 18,000 tons of coal annually. Soft coal has been purchased by the hospital authorities at $2.75 a ton, and it Is expected hard coal will cost $5.25 a ton. ? THANK THE STAR. Letters From Schools That Received Collections of Casts. Letters from principals of the successful school buildings in the recent contest for the collections of casts oflered by Tha Evening Star for the encouragement of school room decoration are still being re ceived by the editors. Mr. Allan Davis, principal of the new Business lllgh School, under date of Janu ary 12 writes: "On behalf of pupils and teachers I thank you for the statuary presented to the Busi ress High School. "The time for such an acquisition by our school was most opportune; the excellence of the casts is a subject of favorable com ment, while the friendly rivalry of the contest and its unifying effect upon the school have been In themselves worth more than the effort expended in winning first place." From the Wheatley School the word is received of much Joy to the pupils and teachers. The principal, Miss M. B. Pear son, says: "The collection of statuary No. 5, won by the Wheatley in The Star's oontest for classical statuary, was delivered at the building Friday evening, January 5. Teach ers and pupils are more than delighted at the result. We send our thanks to The Star." CONFERRED WITH SYLVESTER. Rev. Father Collins of Harper':; Ferry Investigating Fool Rooms. Rev. Father Collins, pastor of the Catho lic Church at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., called upon MaJ. Sylvester yesterday after noon and conferred with him about the proposed pool room, a place to make bets on horse races, that is to be established at Harper's Ferry. It is said that application has been made to the officials of the West Virginia town for a license to conduct such an establishment there. Father Collins in formed MaJ. Sylvester that many of the residents of the town had stated their ob jections to the establishment of such a place there, and that some of the older residents of Charlestown would also oppose It. He wanted the superintendent of police to give him an Idea as to how the pool rooms at places about this city were con ducted. Under the laws of the state of West Virginia such places are licensed and It Is stated, the license fee is $1,500 to the state and a similar amount to the town or county. Valuable Realty Transferred. Deeds have been placed on record by which George H. Corey transferred to his son, Henry B. Corey, of New York city, a large number of lots in the subdivision of the American University Heights, which lies In the vicinity of Massachusetts avenue extended, west of the Tenleytown road and In the vicinity of the American University site. Electric Wire Causes Fire. No. 13 engine company responded to a local alarm of Are this afternoon shortly after 1 o'clock, and extinguished a slight blaze under the roof of the premises of Thomas H. Hall, 1117 F street northwest. It is reported that the blaze was caused by an electric wire. Only about $0 damage was caused. Why They Remembered Lewis. Ex-Repreeentatlve James Hamilton Lewis, now corporation counsel of Chicago, in Washington on an important case in the United SUites Supreme Court, called on the President to pay hi* respect*. The other day Mr. Lewis was walking down Pennsylvania avenue with Speaker Cannon. A bright young colored man saun tered up to them. " 'Deed, mister," he said. '"Hain't this Mr. Lewis, who used to be In de Con gress?" "Yes, this is the man," said Speaker Can non. % "Well, I certainly Is glad to ?ee yer. All of us boys remembers yer well. I'm Red Jim, you know, as I used to wait on yer a great deal. But everybody remembers Mr. Lewis." "Well, It's a great thing, Mr. Speaker, to know that you are remembered in the town yon formerly lived in. Too many of us are forgotten after a few months," and Speak er cannon langhnd "Wail, Jfcn. that's nice oC you *o think so kindly of me," said the urban* and courteous Lewis, "ana I great!y appreciate it. 1 don't know what ha* made me mo well remembered, though." "WeU, bos, I'* ten yer. You rottenly did wear the meat '*po'tene** clothes of any man ever in dl* town, and all d* ooiored boy* can't help remembering yon. Yon had 'em all beat,'r and the colored bor looked at. tb* Immarnlaf attire and carefully bruahed whisker* of ate. Urn* with great satisfaction. Swi G. A. B. POST EXEEOISES OFFICERS INSTALLED AND SENA TOR TELLER COMMENDED. At the meeting of John A. Rawlins Post, No. 1, G A. R.. held last night, the officers for 190ft were installed, as follows: Com mander, O. E. Carnana; senior vtce com mander, W. J. Weiss; junior vice comman der, P. II. Smith; adjutant, J. A."Allen; quartermaster. A. B. McKensle; chaplain, S. R. Strattan; surgeon. W. J. Armstrong; officer of the day, John J. Med4ng; officer of the guard, Francis D. Meade, sergeant major, John Finn; quartermaster sergeant, H. P. McCormack. A csunp Are followed the regular order, which was enlivened by eloquent words of cheer by Messrs. Stratum. Urell and others. A feature of the encampment was the pres entation o>f an elegant silver service of ?(Seven pieces to the retiring commander, W. H. Bailey, as a token of esteem from the post. The speech of preset nation was made by Past Commander Nickerson-. and wu responded to toy the recipient in words eloquent of praise for the post. Music for the camp tire was furnished by Honorary Member Harry Statham and Prof. Smith. Col. Urell reoailed memories of the early years of the post, relating many Inci dents of those years. He was seconded by A. H. G. Richardson, who. as installing officer, conducted the installation cere monies. Mr. Richardson was commander of this post in 1873. Col. t'rell was also a past commander of the po3t. A recitation entitled "The Dandy Fifth," by J. Edwin Browne, past national com mander of the I'nlon Veterans' Region, and the national commander of the Army and Navy Union. Prof. Purdy gave an interest ing monologue. A resolution was offered by S. R. Strattan and unanimously adopted to the effect that the post has learned with profound satis faction that United States Senator Henry M. Teller of Colorado has recently intro duced a bill in the Senate to make February 12, the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, a legal holiday; and that such contemplated action by the United States Senate, to perpetuate the name of the mar tyr President, Abraham Lincoln, Is not only a deserved and Just recognition by the country he saved, but In keeping with the onward march of events, and as such sends a thrill of patriotic delight to the heart of every man who answered the call of Presi dent Lincoln to defend the nation's flag in the war of the rebellion. It was directed that the thanks of the post be .tendered to Senator Teller for his patriotic action In introducing the bill referred to. and that he be requested to urge Immediate considera tion of the same. In order that Its provisions may become available February 12, 1900. tfAVE HIM A JOB. Homeless Boy in Police Court Given, Employment by Spectator. George Washington, a colored boy, was arraigned before Judge Mullowny in the Police Court this morning on a charge of vagrancy. Policeman Carroll of the tenth precinct, who arrested the boy, testified that he found him asleep In a stable on 8th street northwest last night. The boy had told him he had no home. "What were you sleeping In the stable for?" asked his honor. "I didn't have no other place to go?" re plied Washington. "Where are your father and mother?" "Dey's bof dead, boss," was the reply. "Why don't you get some work?*' "I'se worked all las' summa, but I can't find none now." At that point a man Jumped up In the court room and said to his honor: "I've got a brick yard across Long bridge, and I know that they will give him work there and will And some one to care for him." "That's very good of you," commented the Judge. The man was Hugh J. Phillips, and he gave the boy a letter to the brick yard superintendent, and C. A. Massie of the Prisoners' Aid Society sent the boy to the place. POLICE HEARINGS. Two Officers Before Board Today on Charges. The police trial board held another busy session In the gymnasium of the first pre cinct station this afternoon. The case of Policeman Hughlett of the third precinct, which occupied most of the session yester day, was again taken up, with a re-exami nation of several witneses who had been on the stand yesterday. The offlcftr, it is alleged, received $10 from William Weaver to have a case nolle prossed at the Police Court. It was testified yesterday for the defense that Mr. Hughlett protested against dismissal of the case, although that action was taken by Assistant Dis trict Attorney Taggart at the request of the prosecuting witness. For the prosecution, the testimony showed that after the case was nolle pressed the ?50 collateral which had been put up was returned to the defendant, and that $10 of that money was paid over to the officer soon afterward. The payment of the money was denied by the defendant and by his brother officer, English, who was said to be cognisant of the facts. The case of Michael Lynch was then taken up, he being charged with interfer ing in a civil case. FIREMEN'S DRILL. Chief Belt Reports to the Commis sioners. Chief Belt reported to the Commissioners this morning that the fire department gave its second drill to members a few days ago on the Harris training towrr. adjoining No. 8 engine company in Southeast Washington. The drill consisted of climbing to lofty heights, with pompier saving ladders, catch ing men In the Browder life nets, raising different styles of ladders, rescuelng persons from the different floors, bringing them down by the ladders, and the pompier life saving snap fire escape. The chief stated that the drill was satis factory in every respect and showed great improvement in the men. Capt. Charles F. Beers of truck company D has been appointed drill 'master. The de partment has set apart for drills every other Thursday at 2 o'clock, during the bal ance of the winter, providing the weather will permit. The next drill will occur Thursday, the 25th Instant, and the Com missioners have been invited to be present. Bag Filled With Provisions. Policeman Pence of the second precinct was walking through Freeman's alley northwest shortly before 0 o'clock this morning and noticed a colored man who had a sack on his shoulder. "What have you got In the bag?" asked the policeman. "I'se go-go-go-got so-o-o-some," stuttered the colored man, who was taken by sur prise. "Let me see It," said the officer. Ho took the bag and looked into It. It contained a pan of rolls, twelve loaves of bread and two quarts of milk. "You had better come to the station house," suggested the officer. Arriving there, the colored man gave hts name as George Mackey of 13 Goat alley. When question about the ownership of the bread, Mackey finally admitted that he took the property from the bread box of Benjamin 8. Pendleton at 6th and O street* north west. Mackey wa* taken before Judge Kimball on a charge of larceny and was sentenced to *30 fine or sixty days in JaiL He will onjory the bounty of Unole flam for the term specified. LAST RITES OVER DEAD MASONIC CEREMONIES AT FUN ERAL OF WASH. B. WILLIAMS. The funeral services ovrr the remain* of the late Mr. Washington B. Williams took place this afternoon at his late residence, 780 6th street northwest, at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Joseph T. Kelly, pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, and Eminent Commander Maurice Otterback of De Moiay Mounted Command ery, Knights Templar, of which the de ceased was a member. The interment was at Glenwood cemetery, where Mr. Joseph R. Farue, the master of Federal Lodge. No. 1; F. A. A. M., conducted the services. The pallbearers wero choscn from the va rious organizations with which the de ceased was affiliated, and were: Mr. J. O. Kent and Mr. J. J. Wyncoop of Federal Lodge, No. 1; Mr. J. W. Tolson, Mr. Frank R. Weller and Mr. Charles A. Stevens or De Mol&y Mounted Commanders, and Mr. A. H. Ragan, representing the Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District or Columbia. Mr. Williams was a memtier of the As sociation of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia, Volunteers of the District of Columbia of 1801 and the Po tomac Post of the Grand Army of the Re public. The first organization was repre sented by Messrs. J. GlUot Wright, E. H. Droop. James H. Richards, Albert Qrupe. J. Richard Rlggles. J. Tyler Powell, D. T. Clssell. John R. Major, S. H. Ragan and M. J. Sauter. and the latter by Mr. W. H. Hoover. 8. C. itobb, J. Tyler Powell, Mr. Ediward Duvall. Mr. ?. H. Gladman, Mr. J. Sheckells and Mr. W. A. O'Mera. The Volunteers of the District of Columbia of 1861 were represented by Mr. W. II. Rraund, Daniel Genau. William French, F. Kdward Olark and Napoleon Bavert. THAT THE HOUSE MAY JUDGE. Representative Mudd Wants the Evi dence in the Hazing Trials Representative Mudd of Maryland, a member of the naval affairs committee, this afternoon Introduced In the House a reso lution bearing on the various courts-mar tial, at the Naval Academy. The resolution, which was referred to the committee on rules, requests the Secretary of the Navy to transmit to the House a complete record of the proceedings, Including the evidence, in the recent trials by court-martial of Mid shipmen Meriwether, Coffin, Decatur. Fos ter and MarzonI, and to transmit a similar statement as to the other trials upon charges of hazing which are to be held at the academy following the pending investi gation. Mr. Mudd said today that as It is very plain that the committee on rules opposes action on the resolution heretofore referred to that committee, and as the House Is manifestly not satisfied with the amount of Information thus far in its possession, the transmission of the proceedings In these cases, including the evidence which will be printed as a public document, will at least furnish some light upon the trials and some Indication as to the thoroughness of the In vestigation. Mr. Mudd claims this resolution contains nothing that Is not privileged, and unless the committee shall report It within seven days from the date of Its Introduction it will be In order to call It up directly in the House by a motion to discharge the com mittee from Its further consideration. He is of the opinion, however, that the com mittee will favor the resolution, as it seems to be conceded on all sides that Congress Is entitled to be accurately informed as to Just what is being done. NO NEWS OF XcCORMICK. Disappearance of Contractor and Real Estate Man Still a Mystery. Nothing definite has yet been learned con cerning the fate of John F. McCormlck. the missing contractor, whose disappearance from a Baltimore boat has caused' his wife and children so much uneasiness. His brother, who went to Baltimore yesterday afternoon, to make inquiries, as stated In yesterday's Star, returned last night. He has conferred with Capt. Boardman several times and may have the police officials send out descriptive circulars asking that the police in all parts of the country be on the lookout for him. Capt Boardman has no idea that the missing man Jumped over board, although his two coats were found In the stateroom on the steamer Alabama when the steamer reached Norfolk. The coats have been sent here and delivered to Mrs. McCormlck. Members of the family of the missing man say lie was not despondent and that there was no reason why hn should have taken his life. No message of any kind was left by the contractor in which he inti mated that he contemplated such a thing and Capt. Boardman thinks the circum stances indicate that he lias disappeared rather than that he has ended his life. Had he contemplated disappearing he could easily have carried an extra coat upon the boat with him and left his older garment to make it appear that he had jumped over hoard. The key to the stateroom had dis appeared, and, the police think, It was car ried from the boat by McCormlck. It is evident If McCormick did not jump over board that he made the trip as far as Old Point, as all the tickets sold upon that par ticular trip of the boat were collected. James McCormlck, the brother of the missing man. who made the Investigation ! In Baltimore, is not satisfied with the re sult of his inquiries. He has reached no j conclusion respecting his brother's ahsence and may consent to have illustrated cireu- ; lars sent out with an offer of a reward for Information concerning hfs whereabouts. None of the money he had with him when he left the city has been accounted for with the exception of the statement In the letter that he had lost a considerable por tion of it. Friends are certain that he had money enough with him to last him a year or more if he has disappeared and that he will not be forced to seek assistance for some time. They confidently expect to hear from him in the near future. REPORTS OF CORPORATIONS. i Senator Gorman Would Reqrire Sub mission of Annual Statements. Senator Gorman has Introduced a bill to j amend section 617 of the code of law of the District of Columbia. The section men tioned provides that manufacturing, agri cultural. mining, mechanical, insurance, I mercantile, transportation, market and sav I ings bank corporations "shall annually, within twenty days from the let of Jan uary, make a report, which shall be pub lished In a newspaper in the District, which shall stat* the amount of capital and of the [ proportion actually paid and the amount of existing debts, which report shall be signed by the president and a majority of the trus tees. and shall be verified by the oath of tho [ president or secretary of the company and filed In the office of the recorder of deeds of ! the District." : As a penalty for failure to comply with the foregoing, the act of June 30, 1908, stip ulates that If any company falls to comply with the provisions of section 617, any creditor of the corporation or other person Interested may by petition for mandamus against the corporation and Its proper of ficers compel such publication to be made, and In such case the court shall require the corporation or the officers at fault to pay all the expenses of the proceeding. Includ ing counsel fees. Senator Gorman proposes tha<t aH cor porations shall be required to file reports with the recorder of deeds annually be tween January 1 and January 20, stating the amount of capital stock, the amount paid In, the amount of existing debts, the location of office, the name of the agent upon whom prooeas may be served, the names and adflrawses of (trustees and offi cials, and a statement that the books are kept open for Inspection. The trustees and officials am by the bill held Jointly liable. Failure to obey the prcrvMons of the act after the time stated, K is intended, shall be mad* punishable by a fine of 93K) lor eaoh day and Imprisonment for sixty days. Mr. Robert W. Dutton, deputy recorder of deeds, is of tbe opinion that corporations suoh as Manse In question should be re quired to pay an annual registration tern of ?1<), and that unless an annual etaAament be tted and the registration fee paid by a AT THE WHITE HOUSE The Hepburn Railroad Rate Bill Approved. THE PRESIDENT SATISFIED To Be Reported the Last of Next Week. CRAZY SNAKE MUST COMPLY Arizona Delegation Here to Fight Joint Statehood, Received?Shaw to Stay Another Year. President Roosevelt has i?lven his hearty approval to the notion of the House com mittee on Interstate commerce in deciding upon the Hepburn bill for regulation of railroad rates. In a conference this morn ing with Representative Esch of Wisconsin the President expressed his satisfaction with the measure, together with the amend ments it is proposed to make to it. These amendments. It is said, will bring; about harmony In the House on the rate bill and insure the bill being passed with a unanim ity that Is intended to duly Impress the Senate. Representative Hepburn himself had a talk with the President during the morning as to the work of his committee and the amendments that have been made so as to satisfy all elements. . Representative EJsch says that the bill will be reported to the House the last of next week. The democrats have been given time in which to decide upon meas ures they want to present. When they ha.'e acted the bill will be In sliape to lay before the House. Its early adoption after that ,1s certain, as it Usui been decided to have It paseed without delay for the influence It will have on the country and on the Senate, w<hleh lias recently been showing signs of decided indifference as to the fln.tl outcome of the matter. Nebraska Men Agree. Senator Millard today presented to the President the recommendation of the Ne braska delegation in Congress for a United States attot^iey of that stato to succeed Irving Baxter, who was removed in con nection with the prosecution of cases of the use of government lands for pasture purposes. The two senators and six re publican representatives from the state held a meeting and balloted upon the man they wanted for the place. The choice fell upon Charles A. Oos? of Omaha, a well-known attorney of that ctty, and a personal friend of Senator Millard. Representative Steenerson of Minnesota talked with the President this morning about his bill to reclaim 1,000,000 acres of swamp land in the northern part of Min nesota. The lands are largely owned by the Chippewa Indians, but on account of their overflowed condition are absolutely useless. Mr. Steenerson proposes to create a fund from the sale of public lands In Minnesota for the drainage of the swamp regions. The President has promised Mr. Steenerson to give the matter considera tion, as a large number of Minnesota peo ple are interested in it. A Peoria Appointment. President Roosevelt today directed Sec retary Shaw to make out the commission of Julius S. Starr as surveyor of the port of Peoria, 111., and the nomination will go to the Senate promptly. Mr. Starr will succeed Major R. W. Burt, who has held the office a number of years. Mr. Starr was presented to the President today by Senator Hopkins and Representative Graft, who united in recommending him. Sena tor Hopkins also gave his Indorsement to the appointment. William R. I.eaken of Savannah pre sented the President an Invitation today to attend a banquet at Savannah. Ga., March 17, to be given by the three Trish societies of that city?the Irish AmerV^n Society the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Hibernian Society. The President could not accept the invitation. Pardon for a Bank Cashier. About a year ago President Roosevelt re fused to gTant a pardon to Lawrence Pul liaan, who had been the cashier of the old National Bank of Ashevllle, N. C. Putllam had been convicted about three years ago of embezzlement from the bank and had been sentenced to Ave years in prison. Sen ator Overman of North Carolina called on the President today with Charles A. Moore of Asheville, who asked for a rehear in# and left with the President a number of papers urging a reopeaiiug for the pur TK*se of shortening the penitentiary term or Puliiam. Judge Boyd of North Car,->j'n^ and the United States attorney who tried the case unite with others in. expressing the opinion that PuIIiam has suffered sufficient puiV-shmer>t. Delegate Mark Smith of Arizona led to the White House today the 'band of prom inent Vriaona people w4io are here lighting Joint statehood with New Mexico The President received them cordially, truv did not express sympathy with the views of the delegation. Crazy Snake Must Comply. Crazy Snake, chicf of a band of 2,000 Creek Indians, was told by the President today that the 16.000 Indians of the Creek nation had voted in favor of allotment of lands and severance of tribal relatione, and that his particular band would have to comply with the vote of the majority, and the laws of the country. Crazy Snake has tried hard for many years to maintain the old tribal life of his Indians, and to avoid the "mdern plans. He has fought in Con gress and everywhere to have his way. As a last resort he appealed to the President. He got no satisfaction. Through his inter preter. Silas Jefferson, Crazy Snake told the President that his own band of Indians had not voted on the treaty, and desired to live as their fathers before them had lived. Al though greatly disappointed the stoic face of Crazy Snake indicated no change when lie left the President. Secretary Shaw to Stay Another Year. Secretary Shaw has agreed to stay in the cabinet until March 4, 1907, and his prom ise has been received with satisfaction by President Roosevelt. Some months ago Secretary Shaw decided he would retire from the cabinet In February. When the President heard of it he asked the Secretary to remain longer, and it was then an nounced that Secretary Shaw wquld stay until July 1 of this year at the outside. The time has again been changed. Secre tary Hitchcock has also promised to remain In the cabinet, and so has Attorney General Moody. Both of these cabinet officers had contemplated retiring in a few months. Attorney General Moody has several times changed his mind about getting out, the President having urged him to stay. Vice President Fairbanks talked with tha President today and held a reception of a number of people in the vestibule as he was coming out. The cordiality of the greeting given him by a large number of visitors demonstrated his popularity. Invited to Take Part. A delegation from New York waited on the President today to invite him to take | part in a big reception that will be given t by the business men of New York to the Imperial Chinese commission that has ar rived at San Francisco. The commission has been sent here to promote commercial Intercourse with the United States, and t? work up a better sentiment for Chinese la this country. K. EX Ol<sott and Robert C. Ogden were at the bead of the party. Death of Andrew J. Cawood. The death of Andrew J. Cawood, a loaf time citizen of the District, occurred at Providence Hospital at an early hoar morning. Deceased was sixty-Bias ye of ace. The funeral will take p lae day morning at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, *th street aai Nl.