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WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1906-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR WTZh SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Bstlaui OSes, lltb gtrM^ta^FtamjlTinlt Irtaae. The Erasing Star Newspaper Company. B. S. KAPTTlfAKM, frwHwi ^ NswYwi Ofltt: Tiiboa* Building. CMeif* OS**: Tribuna BoUdlng Th? Evening Star, with the Sunday mornlnc edi tion. In dell rem) ttr orrlT*, on their own ?<*onnt. within the city at RO oenta per month: without the Sunday morning edition at 44 cents per month. Ht mall, noatajre prepaid: Pa'ly, Sunday Inclnded ow month, GO cent*. P.illr Budll eicepted, one month, SO cent?, ^atnrdaj Star, one year, $1.00. 6noauy Stat, one year, (1.20. Many Celestials Reach This City Today. THE MINISTER AND SUITE At the Railway Station to Meet Them. IONG WAIT FOR THE SPECIAL I Greetings When the Members Beach ed Here?Reception by Secretary Root at the State Department. Awakened China rolled into the Pennsyl vania station this morning: at 11:05 in a ppociftl train just an hour and five mlrutes late from Pittsburg, -where they had been studying steel plants and general industrial methods. The heads of the Imperial mis sion .ire Tuan Pang, governor of Shan 6i nnd Funkln provinces, and Tal Hung Tse. one of the loading scholars of China. Their retinue consists of flfty-elglit people, which CHINESE COMMISSIONEl to not mo much from necessity as to be commensurate with the dignity of the com missioners. Tuan Fang is the head of the mission, and hoppens to be the governor of two provinces. One of them has only 18, (mk),<hk> people In It. but the other has 34, &*),000, so in the aggregate he Is the gov ernor of a population pushing that of the T'nited States. The head of the mission is a short man even for a Chinaman, and wears an even more lengthy and pendulous goatee than did Li Hung Chang. It is not jret gray, and looks as though It might have been built in sections. Despite his short ness of stature, he makes up for it In girth, and Secretary Taft would not have much the better of him In an argument at the scales. Tal Hung Tse is a gentleman built on much the same lines, but he Is merely addicted to a mustache, not being a governor, though he and his chief both wear the same headgear as Sir Liang Cheng, the Chinese minister?an opaque red *g:?te button nnd a black horsetail stream er bound with white celluloid. The Party in Waiting. Sir Chentung Liang Cheng, the Chinese minister, accompanied by the whole of the legation st iff, was at the station to mest the party. They arrived aJ>out 1<> o'c'.ock. but finding that the train was then nearly an hour late. Improved the opportunity to take a frugal luncheon of about seven courses In the station dining room. Only the minister and six of the higher members of the staff sat down at the table. The re mainder waited around in order of seniority from the door of the dining room to the front pavement. Meantime th?- State Department had not been idle. Mr. Denby, the chief clerk, who was selected for the duty owing to his long residence In China and his Intimate ac quaintance with Chinese customs, was at the platform to meet the party. Sir LJang came out with his staff to meet him, and they stood for more rhan half an hour waiting for the belated speciul Meantime rumor of what Was doing reached street, and .the whole of the local Chinese colony, in every state of dress, from a cutaway American coat nnd a green sweater to a blue dentin laundry House, drifted Into the station or peered through the railings from the outside. There was a considerable force of policemen to keep ti e platform ciear, and the truckmen and porters stopped and stared at the uncommon array of gorgeous r.ess in the dingy old station. When the special was finally signaled the heads of the waiting party lined up ready to board and pay their respects to the dis tinguished visitors There was a combina tion car in the lead and the reception was heid in the drawing reom Mr. Dulaney Hunter of the Stale Department, who had gone over to Baltimore to meet the party, introduced some o? the members Who had n it met before, and then leaving the heads of the mission to chat with ihe minister and Mr. Denby. hurried out and marshaled the fifteen carriages that were needed to take the party to their hotel. General Exchange of Greetings. Mr. Denby and the two visiting commis sioners shook hands, and there was a gen eral exchange of greetings among the other memt>er?, though the army officers accom panying the party were the least demon strative of the lot and stood like gold-laced caryatids In the corners of the saloon. Sev eral of the younger members of the party oozed out of the various sections of the train and projected themselves Into the party of legation attaches, shaking hands with old friends and chattering volubly. One little man with an ascetic face and a long black gown, almost like an anchorite monk, but with a flaming red frings to his hat. swooped down on the mass of legn tloners and fairly embraced several of them. Then the heads of the mission and Mr. Yung Kwvtl, their secretary interpreter, were all helped off the train, and the gov ernor, Tuan Fang, bowed gravely to his re spectful fellow-countrymen and shook hands with himself. It was a gray, muggy morning, and the station was about as cheerful as a morgue on a wet day. so the party did not linger, but piled lrfto the waiting carriages and dashed off to the hotel at a late verging Olosely on the speed limit. Sir Liang. Mr. Dendiy and the two commissioners occupied the llrst carriage, and the other* followed in order of their rank down to a grave faesd. tat little man In a sad-colored tunic, who appeared to be about the third assist ant private secretary to the assistant sec retary. At the hotel there had been forty rooms reserved for the party, the legation not be ing large enough to accommodate such a gathering. The Chinese military men soon fell to chumming with the National Guard officers, who were pervading the hotel, and the chief interpreter occupied a big table in the parlor translating Chinese names into English for the benefit of the clerk and r ?om numbers into Chinese for the ben- j efit of the roomers. The party took a short rest at the hotel and then the heads of the party and their secretary and Interpreter went over to the State Department where, at 1:15, they called on Secretary Root. Received by Secretary Boot. The reception at the State Department was late, but not so late as the arrival of the train. The heads of the mission, Tuan Fang and Tai Hung Tsi, were accompanied by the Chinese minister and their secre tary-interpreter and Teng Pung Shu, Tsung Shi Ling and Kwan Min Chun, members ot their suite. Prof. Jenks and Chief Clerk Dt nby remained with them. The reception was short. It was In the diplomatic room of the State Department. Secretary Root, accompanied by Assistant Secretary Bacon, greeted the visitors. He said that the learn ing and attainments of the distinguished commissioners were not unknown to him. and that he took great pleasure in welcom ing them not only on behalf of the govern ment, but personally, to the capital of the United States. He| hoped that their stay might be both pleasant and profitable. Mr. Tuan replied through the minister that It was a great honor, and one that en tirely eclipsed any previous event in his career, and that it was almost too much of a privilege to convey from his distin guished sovereign expressions of esteem. There was a general introduction and hand shaking, and Secretary Root said in part ing that he hoped very much that the visit ors might see something of interest and v.?' '-r =ts L"EAV ING THE DEPOT. profit during their stay in this country as a small return for the many things that we had In turn learned from their country. One of the pleasant events of the coming of the mission was the meeting of Viceroy Tuan with his little son. a bright youngster, who has been for the past two years lodged at the legation here studying English and preparing for school and college. He will make'.his home at the hotel while his father is In the city. Object of the Mission. The mission is purely for the purpose of study and observation. The two commis sioners are among the most able and culti vated men In China, and they have made a study of industrial methods, polities and sociology from San Francisco to Wash ington. They will remain here till the 31st, and then go to New Tork. After that they will return for a trip through the south, and. going back to Ntw York, will sail for Europe. The visitors will be received by President Roosevelt tomorrow. They will lunch at tlio new Y. M. C. A. building Thursday and dine that night at the Chinese legation. Secretary Root will entertain them at din ner Saturday. Next Monday they will visit Mount Ver non on the Dolphin, and the remainder of that week will be given up to visits to Fort Myer, the Capitol and the Library of Con gress. DID THE FRENCH CONNIVE P Reasons for Venezuela's Position To ward M. Taigny. CARACAS. Venezuela, Saturday, January 20, via Port of Spain, Island of Trinidad, January Si.?The Franco-Venezuelan corre spondence which the Constltucional has been publishing fully demonstrates, it Is claimed, the connivance of the French gov ernment In the Matos revolution. It Is added that the fact that the French Cable tompany had been the French gov ernment's best news carrier justified the action by the government against the com pany. Hence the position which Venezuela as sumed toward M. Taigny, the former charge d affaires of France at this capital, when in his protest In behalf of the cable com pany he accused the Venezuelan govern ment of despoiling the company, was cor rect, according to the Venezuelan point of view French Warships Sailed. PORT OF SPAIN, Island of Trinidad, January 23.?The French cruisers Besalx and Jurlen De Da Gravlere sailed from here today, presumably for La Guaira, Vene zuela. DISCUSSING RATE CONTROL. "Meetings of Interstate Commerce Committees of Both Houses. The Senate committee on Interstate com merce today discussed the Elkins railroad rate bill, following the plan adopted for the consideration of the several measures pending before the committee of perfecting them through general criticism and thus preparing their authors to meet objections that may be made on the floor of the Sen ate. The discussion was not ended and will be resumed on Friday. The House committee on Interstate and foreign commerce today listened to argu ments showing the hardship and injury suf fered by cattle during shipment when the twenty-eight-hour law is enforced. This law requires shipments of stock to be un loaded, fed and watered each twenty-eight hours. It is sought to have thiB time ex tended to thirty-six hours. The principal argument was made by Judge Cowan of Texas. To unload and reload a shipment of wild cattle, he said, resulted In their being bruised and Injured to a greater ex tent than the benefit derived. It often hap pened that this unloading took place in a snow or rain storm. The committM took no action on th? bill. GET OUT YOUR COATS AND FURS. IBM ME STILL OH Unseasonable Weather Causes Much Discomfort. DEPRESSING HUMIDITY Reported Warmer Today at New York and Boston. REMARKABLE CONDITIONS Boys Are Swimming Near Wilkes barre, Pa.?And the Farmers Are Making Winter Hay. NEW YORK, January 23.?It was even warmer in New York city today than yes terday, the thermometer at 1W a.m. today recording 58 degrees, six degrees higher than yesterday. A dense pall of -fog hung over the city early in the day, but lilted later, though the skies were overcast all the forenoon and there was much moisture in the air. The weather forecast promisad an end to the warm wave tonight, with is. decided drop in the temperature by to morrow. - Discomfort at Boston. BOSTON, January 2.'!.?Instead of the predicted break in the unseasonable warm wave of the last two days, higher tem perature was noted at 8 a.m. today than at the same -hour either on Sunday or Monday. Fifty-two degrees was the lowest pol:lt recorded by the thermometer at the local weather bureau during the night, and at 8 a.m. It was 5S. It was cloudy early In tnc day, but by !? o'clock the sun was shining brightly. The humidity was sufficient to cause discomfort. Unsettled and threatening weather was generally reported throughout New t;ng ler.d this forenoon, with light southerly winds. At Providence. K. 1., the 8 o'clock temperature was 00. Oppressive at Wilkesbarre. Special Dispatch to The Star. WILKESBARRE, Pa., January 23.?The oppressive, sultry weather still continues throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, the thermometer varying between 70 and 50. Boys have been swimming In several creeks in this vicinity and declare the water is just nice. A number of butterflies and caterpil lars have been seen, frogs are heard croak ing In swampy places. Several farmers have cut the long grass and are making winter bay and uase ball Is the sport for the school boys. There Is a brisk demand for ice, milk turns sour in a day and the local coal trade is dull. Much Humidity at Baltimore. BAI/TIMORE, January 23.?The weather in this city and throughout Maryland con tinues to be unusually warm for this sea son of the yfear and much humidity Is In the atmosphere. A light fog pervades the whole Chesapeake bay district. The ther mometer at 11 a.m. marked 02 degrees. 68 Degrees at Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., January 23.?Un usual weather still prevails here. At 8 o'clock today the government thermome ter registered 01 degrees, eight degrees higher than at the same hour yesterday. At 10 o'clock the mercury had risen to 08 on the street, with 84 per cent humidity. The wind's velocity was 18 miles. Midsummer at Norfolk. NORFOLK, Va., January 20.?The re markable midsummer weather which has prevailed here for several days s-tlll con tinues,' with the tem-perature about 70 de grees. The maximum temperature for the past twenty-four hours was 74, which breaks the January record since 1898. A cold wave from the west reached the western part of Virginia today and la re ported to be moving rapidly eastward'. Getting Colder at Pittsburg. PITTSBURG, Pa., January 23.?After seventy-two hours of unusually warm weather the thermometer Is rapidly falling here today and 15 degrees above zero Is expected by tonight. There has been con siderable rain yesterday and today, which has resulted In a boating stage In the rivers, and large quantities of coal were shipped to southern markets. At noon the mercury registered 40 above. ON TRIAL FOR RAZING Midshipman Mayo's Hearing Resumed at Annapolis. LIKELY TO CLOSE TODAY Case Against Richard R. Mann to Be Called Next. AN" APPOINTEE OF ROOSEVELT Lieut. Snyder Called in Rebuttal?De nied Absolutely Using Certain Language Charged to Him. ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 23.?Lieut. C. P. Snyder, who had been accused by the testimony of several midshipmen wit nesses in the case of First Classman C'aude B. Mayo, charged with hazing, of hinting to upper classmen that new mid shipmen should be hazed, and of going from the building in order that the oppor tunity might be afforded, was recalled to the stand at the opening of the session this morning. He was called in rebuttal by the judge advocate. Lieut. C. P. Snyder, TJ. S. N., absolutely denied using any language that could fair ly be understood to have such a meaning. He added that he was entirely opposed to the practice of hazing and that such a suggestion would have been incompati ble with his duty as an officer. Midshipman William C. Koenig was then called by the defense. He is a fourth-classman and said that he was officer of the day on September 24 last, the day when the order which caused the laughter was read. Koenig said that Lieutenant Snyder had notified him on that day that he was going away. Lieu tenant Snyder, he said, had then gone away for an hour or an hour and a half At the request of the counsel for the de fense the court at 11 o'clock took a recess until 2 p. m. Mann's Case to Be Called Next. '.immediately upon the conclusion of the case against Mayo, who Is from Colum bus, Miss., the court will begin the trial of Midshipman Richard R. Mann, also a first-class man and an appointee of Presi dent Roosevelt. Mann is the son of an officer of the United States army who dicjd from wounds and exposure received in the Wounded Knee campaign. The only other midshipman now under arrest on charges of hazing is Ned L. Chapin of Pasadena, Cal. He is a first classman, and last year stood number 23 in his studies in the class of 122 mem bers. It is known that there are many other midshipmen to be tried on the same charge, but the authorities are only keep ing one or two cases ahead of the court martial. ? Personal Mention. Cien. L. A. Grant of Minnesota, who was assistant secretary of war during the ad ministration of Secretary Elkins, Is on a visit to this city. He received a warm wel come from his former associates at the War Department. Gen. J. T. Wade of the army Is at the Ebbltt House. Admiral J. B. Coghlan of the navy ar rived at the Ebbitt House last evening. Samuel Gompers, president of the Ameri can Federation of Labor, has gone to In dianapolis, where he will address the great convention of c<?al miners now in session there. He will also endeavor to bring about an amicable understanding, if not amalga mation, between the two rival associations of carpenters and joiners. If THE EVENING STAR cannot be bought at any place from newsboys for Two Cents please notify the office. FOR TWO NEW STATES Recommendation of House Ter ritories Committee. TWO REPORTS SUBMITTED Minorify Opposed to Linking Arizona and New Mexico. IN FAVOR OF A PLEBISCITE Outline of the Position of Democrats and Republicans on the Ham ilton Bill. The question of absorbing interest to members of the House today was "How many insurgent republicans will shy at the statehood hurdle when they ride up to It to morrow?" The statehood bills were re ported today, with majority and minority reports, the ironclad rule will be brought in tomorrow, providing for consideration of the bill without amendment, and the insur gents will face the alternative of bolting or supporting the party organization. On the eve of the crisis the insurgents are bold and somewhat boastful. The stal warts might be described as pale and de termined. They say the only thing they have to fear is absenteeism, and they can not quite gauge its extent today. Pledged to Both Sides. There are some members of the House who have been "sat up with" of late by members of both the stalwart and insur gent factions, and who, as a result, have become hopelessly tangled in a maze of promises, pledges and the like. One of these, a member from a middle western state, wanted so badly to be very nice to everybody that he woke ud this morning pledged to both factions. There was only one way out of it, and so he cut the gordlon knot by securing ten days' leave of ab sence on account of "illness In the family." It may be mentioned, too, that there are others in the same boat. Digging Up Records. The House managers are springl,ig tie deadly parallel column on their adversaries. They doig up this morning the vote of April 19, 11)04, in the House on a rule identical with this one for consideration oif this same statehood bill, and found that the following men who are now claimed by the insur gents voted upon that occasion for the rule: Messrs. Adams, Bonynge, Brooks Brown, Calderhea/1 Kaur, I>avldson, Davis. Bseh, French, Oillett (California); Goebel. Her mann, Hogg. Hughes Humphreys, Jone?, Mondell, Otjen, Reeder, Steenerson and Mudd. It was also found that Mr. Bab #cock was paired for the bill, as wqj-e * Messrs. Bede, Fu<5mey, Darragh and* Beid ler. The insurgents claimed this afternoon that they have sixty votes and' that there will be twenty-five republican absentees. The insurgents were in srssion at a late hour this afternoon perfecting their organi zation for tomorrow's, battle. The House managers Insisted that the insurgents would not have more than 40 votes, 54 be ing necessary. The Majority Report. Representative Hamilton of Michigan, chairman of the House committee on terri tories, today submitted a favorable report on th<p Hamilton Joint statehood bill, which provides for the admission of Oklahoma and Indian territory as the state of Oklahoma and provides joint statehood for New Mexi co and Arizona under the name of Arizona. The report reviews the bill in detail, ex plaining that the capital of Arizona Is to be at Santa Fe until 1915. and that the capital of Oklahoma Is to be at Guthrie for the same length of-time, when the people can choose their capital sites with Justice to all parts of the states. The report says: "This committee considers the criticism as ill Informed which finds fault with New ' Mexico because of its alleged foreign population. Out of a population of 106,310 New Mexico has only 35.625 foreign born in habitants, a smaller foreign born percentage than most of the stages in the Union. New Mexico was made a terrtiory in 18S0 and ever since that time the people of that territory have been electing their own legis latures, making their own laws, conduct ing their own local government and con | trtbuting revenue to the federal treasury. Ware It not that the two-fifths of Its popu latlon, which are native born but of Spanish descent have been heretofore erroneously referred to ns foreign. It would be an asper sion upon a patriotic people even to reffr to their loyalty. The remaining; three-fifths of Its population are of the same character as the people of Arizona." Assessment and Taxation. Of the alleged undervaluation of properly in Arizona for purposes of taxation, ?which was warmly discussed in hearings, the re port says: "It has a -total assessed valuation of tax able property, as shown by the report of the Secretary of tho Interior, of fS7.fKSO,:<72. but ? Is prohable tliat Its property Is re turned for taxation at a comparatively small percentage of tts market value. In some instances, as indicated by government reports, at not over 5 per cent of Its actuaU value." Concerning taxes in New Mexico, the re port says. "The assessed valuation of property with- | !ri the territory for the year 1003 was #42 oiS.792, but It is asserted that for purposes of taxation property Is not returned at much more than 20 per cent of Its market value." The report closes as follow*: State of Oklahoma. "Inasmuch ns Congress intended by the organic act of the territory of Oklahoma that all of the original Indian territory, to gether with what is now Heaver county, should become one state; and inasmuch as the present territory of Oklahoma has for timo bpwi 'lualifled for statehood, which has been deferred until the Indian territory should be ready to be joined therewith in statehood; and "Inasmuch as conditions in the Indian temtoiy imperatively demand some better form of government than now exists there and "Inasmuch as IniHan lands will be allot ted In severalty before the time when the statehood oan go into effect, this committee reports in favor of the j >lmkr of the terri tory of Oklahoma and the Indian territory in one "state, not. however, before March VvV ?"ch state to known <is the state of Oklahoma. nu>nd? that the bill do pass." riforles of Arizona and New Mexico may he Joined in one state, to bo known as the state of Arizona, this committee recom mend that the bill do pass." Views in Opposition. The democratic members of the commit tee presented a minority report today in op position to the Hamilton bill. After review ing the resources of the four territories of Arizona. New Mexico, Oklahoma and Indian Territory, and declaring in favor of joint statehood for Oklahoma and Indian Terri tory, the report says there I3 no more rra son for joining- New Mexico and Arizona than there would be for joining Alaska ami Porto Rico. . "The manifest purpose of the majoritv is .unjustly keep Oklahoma out of the I nlon unless they can with greater injus tice force Arizona In," says the report. "We regret that we cannot support the present measure on account of the unwillingness of the majority to permit the House a sepa rate vote on the union of New Mexico and Arizona, tor *he game reason we would support the hill for the union of Oklahoma and Indian Territory we oppose the part of the bill uniting Arizona and New Mexico as contrary to the will of the people resid ing therein." The report details the effort of tha demo crats in the Houee to get a bill reported which would permit Indian Territory and Oklahoma to come in as one state and wotiW grant ttw people of Arlsona and New Mexico the right to unite in statehood tr they so decided by popular vote. President's Attitude Regretted. In speaking of the President's attitude it says: "We regret the President's action In rec ommending, without assigning any reason, joint statehood for Arizona and New Mex ico and thus ignoring the last expression of the republican national platform on the question of statehood for the remaining territories." The report closes: "Should the republi can party pass this bill, wicked as It Is in the denial of equal rights In representation and partisan in all of its material details, it will but afford another Indecent exam ple of the suppression or lndlvidual^ter ritorlal and national rights to subserve party ends. Urges a Plebiscite. "No ultimate good can oome to any po litical party, or to our common country by tyrannizing any part of It. Arizona should have the right to say whether she will or will not accept this bill. Her people are neither aliens nor strangers. Her citizen ship Is composed of the best tlber from every state In the Union. They have bunt a great commonwealth of which they ore justly proud. They desire to preserve it intact. It Is their right. This bill is view ed by them as oppressive, tyrannous and vindictive. Over their protest It snould not be passed. For the Interest of Arizona and New Mexico alike and for the best Interest of our Common country as well, we protest against the passage of this or any bill uniting these two territories ror all time in union obnoxious to either." Attached to the committee's report was appendix embracing many petitions from Arizona, designed to show that Arizona and New Mexico are both worthy of slng!e statehood. GEN. WHEELER'S ILLNESS. Reported Suffering From Mild Attack of Pneumonia. NEW YORK, January 23.?That Brig. Gen. Joseph Wheeler of the United States army, retired, lias a mild attack of pneu monia was announced today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith, In Brook lyn, where Gen. Wheeler is ill. The follow ing announcement was made by Mr. Smith today on the authority of Dr. McCorkle. "Gen. Wheeler was stricken with pleurisy Thursday night. Pneumonia developed Sun day. Dr. A. J. McCorkle is In charge of the case and had Dr. E. G. Janeway In consultation Monday. The case Is a mild one, temperature being only about 100. He Is resting easily, and hope for a speedy re covery. His son. Maj. Joseph Wheeler, jr., and two of his daughters are with him." The daughters who are with Gen. Wheeler are Mrs. Julia Harris of Georgia and Miss Lucy Wheeler. His other two daughters. Miss Annie Wheeler and Miss Carrie Wheeler, were en route from Alabama to this city today. Hope to Smooth Away Difficulties. With reference to the difficulties which have arisen between the canal commission and the Pacific Mall, the Pacific Mail Com pany has arranged for the coming of Mr. Schwerln. .the general manager of that company, to Washington for a conference with tho canal authorities, and It Is thought that all difficulties will be adjusted and smoothed out by a personal conference be tween Mr. Shonts, Mr. Stevens and Mr. Schwerln. It is stated at the War Depart ment that recent advices from the Isthmus show that the coi^g^tlon which was said to have been due to the failure of the Pacific Mail to furnish tonnage enough at La Boca has now, by reason of the coming of several steamers of the Pacific Mail, largely dis appeared. Naval Movements. The Scorpion and Dubuque have arrived at Sanchez, the Uncas at Guantanamo. the Abarenda at Culebra and the Brooklyn, Chattanooga, Galveston and Tacoma at Algiers. The cruiser Cleveland le>Tf Guantanamo yesterday for Hampton roads, the Denver has left San Juan for St. Kltt's and the Balnbrldge baa left Canton for Hongkong. Weather. Partly cloudy and much colder tonight and tomor row. Temperature will fall to about 30 degrees tonight. GREEIIE-OTIOR CASE Resumed in Federal Court at Savannah. GILLETTE ON THE STAND Recounted His Meeting With Carter in This City. WORK OF DISTRICT DESCRIBED Suggested That He Might Reside la New York and Direct Affairs From There. k \ I *2 SAVANNAH, Gi., January 23 -Major Cassius K. Gillette resumed the stand upon the convening of the federal court thl^ morning In the trial of Greene and Ga>nor. Major Gillette said he had met Carter in Washington Just before he came here ;Yofti San Francisco to succeed Carter. Carter then told him in outline what he was dolnff In the work of the district, that he was using much brush in the work, especially at Brunswick, where the sand made it nec essary. Carter thought the same thing would be the case on the Savannah bar. < Carter suggested that it was very warm in Savannah In summer and that Gillette might make his home In New York then and conduct the district from fhere. ~ Major Gillette reached here July 20. 1HS?7, and took charge of the Savann.th district. He made a report of conditions as he found tliem after Inspecting the work, and then Col. Haines, division engineer. Investigated and reported, after which the court of in quiry did its work. In one of the rooms were books and a, lK>xed-up file case, which (Jillette uTder stood belonged to Carter. Some man he did not know had demanded the key of the room. Subsequently Michael A Connelly demanded the key of the room and of Car ter's house. He refused Connelly, where upon Connelly arguod, but did not get the k? vs though he had an order from t arter. Gillette gave this key to Col. Gillespie, chairman of the inquiry board, who took charge of the file ease. J. W. O. Sterley. who was chief clerK under Carter, then took the stand. His tes timony also was relative to Carter s tile case. _ ? . Col. Adams Next Called. Col. Henry M. Adams, TT. S. A., was next called. He was a member of the t arter court of inquiry. He had a letter to the court of Inquiry from Capt. Carter, stat ing that Connelly had made demand for him upon Sterley for the keys to the room and delivery of the books and tile ease, which he wrote were his personal Sterley, he wrote, had been ins i hlcf elf rk and ih htm he had reposed the Kreategt eon fidence, but Sterley had refused compliance with the request. . . The reason Carter wrote that he d_sire<i the property was that among the tapers were some involving the names ot two ladies and it was his earnest deslrethat the board deliver the papers to him In order that these ladles might be spared the shame of publicity. Carter wrote fur ther that, should the papers not be de v cred to him, the board was at I,erf?9t erty to examine them, but requested that those of the very private nature he had In dicated should be carefully guarded. millionaire fob office. Waldo Appointed First Deputy Police Comm ssioner in New York. NEW YORK, January 23.?Khlnelander Waldo was today appointed iirst deputy po lice commissioner of New York city under Gen. Theodore A. Bingham. The new first deputy was formerly an officer of the 13th Infantry. United State? Army, having resigned as lieutenant in Sep tember last, after serving in the Philippines, where he acted as captain of sec,uts^ He is said to be a warm personal frigid of Gen. Bingham, the police commissioner He is a r illionaire, and his mother s family, the Rhinelanders, Is one of the oldest In New York. _ A UNIQUE COMPLIMENT. France Will Send a Tapestry for Wed ding Gift. Special Cablegram to The Star. PARIS, January 23.?The Matin u:ider* stands that the French nation will present to Miss Alice Roosevelt on the occasion of her marriage some magnificent Gobelins tapestry. It Is noteworthy that this tap estry will be such as would be unobtaina ble commercially. The gift suggested would be a unique compliment. Premier Rouvier and M. Dujardln Beau metz undersecretary of the ministry of thf ruSyan?orfl MhTro^cS < chosen the tape?ry 10 of charlefl Frederick Hermann's painting "Le Mam, .Trfn*? of which a double hangs in the, t Ibrary " measures four m^era National Library. Dresden ? St??" ??" - "" Peter von Cornelius. JACK THE CUTTER BUSY. Seven Women in St. Louis Victims of Slasher. ?T LOUIS. Jaoary 23.?Seven women, one fifty-seven years of age. and all of whom are employed down town in various capaci ties were victims last night of -Jack the Cutter" who stabbed each with a sharp, apparently double-edged knife. The assaults all occurred on crowded Btreets. In s* eral cases the women did not kqow they had been stabbed until after they had reached home. Six were stabbed in lower limbs, th seventh in the s,lou'^^' ,,, Von Behren, aPyo?? nSj have^ formed^th^theory wu ^ ^me? ^ a sUleito, slashing victims at pleMur^, but always selecting women. None of tine \ic Ums of his work is seriously Injured. New World Auto Record. ORMOND, Fla., January 23.-A new world's record for the mUe of 32 1-3 secondg was made here today by Marriott in a freaK racer In the first rrHlmlnao.heat for the Dewar trophy Earp wu the unfavorable weather conditions "t certain that the automobile race* scheduled for today woiridberun ^denM fog, amounting almost to a ctr -iS?,?!??:??. ?? rathered here to witnees the race, and speed 'testa. The races will throughout the week. here and at Daytona Is crowded, end it WM estimated teday that this year"" ra c^" be witnessed toy twice the number Of persons that cam* here a yea* ago.