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TKVIL SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Biiintii Offlc? 11th Stmt tad FeDciyi??ni? Aveoat The Evening Star Newspaper Company. 8 H KAarTaiNN, Pre?ident. H?w T?r^ Offles: Trikan# Bonding. Ohictjo Offl?e: Tribune BoPdinf. The Evening F?tar. with the Sunday morning edi tion. is delivered by ecrrjera, on their own account, within the city at ftO cent* per month; without the Sunday morning edltiou at 44 centa per month. Pr nail. i**tare prepaid: Dally, Sunday induced, one month, 60 rents, l>al!y. Sunday excepted, one month, 50 cents. Satnrday Star, one year, $1.00. Sunday Star, one year, #1.60. U\)t Mbmmx Weather. Fair tonight; tomorrow fair, colder. No. 16,566. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, .1906?TWENTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. * FIRE ON A TRANSPORT Raged for Hours on the Meade at San Francisco. 20 OVERCOME BY FUMES Ship Was to Have Sailed With 1.000 Men for Manila. THREE ARE REPORTED DEAD Vessel Had on Board 3,000 Tons of Commissary and Quartermaster Supplies for Philippines. SAX FRANCISCO., Cal., Feb ruary i.?Three lives were lost and many persons were injured in a fire which was discovered late last night in the hold of the United States transport Meade. 1 he trans port was to have sailed for Manila today with more than i.ooo sol diers and a cargo of 3.000 tons of army supplies. The vessel is lying at the Folsom street dock. and despite the efforts of the city department, which promptly came to the aid of th" officers and crew, the tire was not entirelj extinguished until tills morn ing The damage to the vessel was not vital. The dead are: Fire Captain Charles Dakin of engine No. 4; Third Officer G. Wallace of the Meade; llosema^ Thomas llenntssy. engine No. 4. married The injured arc: ("apt. George Wilson of the Meade, shoulder broken; Battalion 4'hlef Fcrmndez of the ftre department; I leu' John Gilbert of < ngine N'?>. 12; t'apt. p R S**well of engine No. 12; I.leut. A. ?Mattlock or Engir.. No. 4; First Offi.cir T.assak of the Meade; II. Dale of the Vnlted States transport service; I^ouis Cook, fireman truelt No. 1: Gabriel t'uneo. flrtmnn; .Alex l.acK of tin Meade's crew: Morris Frltdman of tie transport service; .11. J. M Closkcy of i ngine No. 4. Otheis ,w*!vose names have not yet been ascertained wrr ? more or le?s injured. The following ire reported "as missing: Charles Gill, o .. it..:- for Chief Fernandez: George Itroft .. fireman. t ngine No. 12: \V. Raeg i'i. fireman, engine No. 12. The First Discovery. The fact that the Vfs.=el was on flro was titst discovered by a painter on the main d. i k lb' t.she.l to M4?t?r-at-Arn.s M.ir rls, who g v.' the alaim and arous-d Saii li'.gmas'er Wilson. Alarms were then hurriedly turned Ir. from the boxes in the vclnity. Deeds ?}( thr.iilng heroism marked the fire Cap!. George Wilson ot the Meade fell down a hatchway and lay crippled and un conscious. with an injured shoulder. Chief Operator Lassak and otners of th." crew threw themselves down into the hold r:id managed to struggle back out of the death jilt, bearing Wilson, who was tc moved to a berth out of reach of the flames, mid there attended to. l.assak was himself rescued from death by J/iseph Conk of truck No. 1 and an unknown man. both of whom to< k their lives in their hands. J. II. Dale of tiie I'nited States transport service was overcome md Injured while trying in vain to save Third Officer Wallace. Wallace's home was In Sydney, Australia. Loss in Fore Part of Ship. The fore part of the ship, where the fire broke out. contained the personal effects of the officers of the 2d Infantry and of the ?Sth and 13th Batteries of Light Artillery, artd the loss of property was confined to this part of the vessel. The fear of an explosion prevailed, but this did not deter the firemen, though they knew there was a iiuantity of am munition on board. The ammunition was stored in compartment No. ti, next to the last on the boat, while the fire began In No 2 compartment, well forward. The flames. however, at 2 o'clock had cut tin. igh No :s compartment and No 4, and ?n.re eating their way toward the hold, where the explosives were stored. The ut most energies of those in charge were di lec ' ed toward flooding this compartment and cutting it off by a volume of water from the encroachment of the flames. When It was seen that the flames were eating their way aft Capt Wilson, who was lying injured and unconscious in a berth In the cabin, was carried ashore and was sent to the harbor hospital. He was suffering from bad burns in addition to his Injured shoulder. $80,000 in Gold Rescued. Eighty thousand dollars in gold, being carried as military treasure to Manila, was rescued from the ship and guarded by soldiers. Lines of soldiers also guarded the entrance to the dock Capt. Dakm lost his life because of his dauntless courage In fighting the fire llis body was found at the foot of a ladder and carried out. Other firemen stated that Dukln had come out of the hold alive after eate: ing it, and it is believed that, enfeebled though he was by his first attempt, he heroically rushed back to the place of danser It is thought he may have been drowned in the hold. Fire Chief's Prompt Action. When the fire broke out Acting Chief Sul'tvan w is In charge of the fire force*. He op. ned a hatch and let a long ladd-r ?i wn into the hold To tills act of pru dent foresight was due the saving of the ].\ s oT many, if he had not done tli'.s men overcome by the fumes tn *-hc : old ?*ould not possibly have been rescued, au th. licxt hatch led into the heavily* li.den coal bunkers. Intnl. I lately after the alarm of fire was >. vcti Capt Wilson, Third Officer Wallace hin! Fourth Officer Dahl were notified and j , ,.,.eded to Investigate. They descended to the first hold, where they found th-i cargo on tin startioani side of the vessel burning under a slow fire, which gave evi cer.ce c>f having been at work for hours The hold w.is choked with smoke, and th" officers were unable to do effective work. The* had scarcely gotten to the second floor when the captain staggered and felt limp at the feet of h:s two companions. Walla, e and Dahl picked him up and cur , , ,; i ,?.) to his cabin, where the ship's si:rg<<>!is with great difficulty revived mm. Vmlaunlt <1 by the terrible experience or a mom. it ! cfore. Wallace and Dahl again descended to the second hold after direct um that an alarm of tire !*? sent In from the w 1 .-rf. Both were carried to the deck bv fireim n. but Wallace soon died. It r-a j uired the united efforts of maay < ngine companies, aided by the fire tugs on the bay, to subdue the lire. The <iua.rUrm.xster general this morning recelvt d the following telegram from Major C. A. D. vol. superintendent of the transport service .t rtin Frarrr:?;-o: "Fire discovered at midnight In hold No 2 of the Meade: un iible to put out fire without flooding hold. Fire out at 3 am. and now pumping out water. Third Officer Wallace and two city firemen overcome by smoke and killed. Sailing delayed for some days. Full teport later.' ADJUURJSBD TO FEB. 13 COURT-MARTIAL AT ANNAPOLIS QUITS FOR GRADUATION. AXNAPOUS, Md.. February l.-The court-martial which has been engaged In trying midshipmen on charges of hazing for over four weeks at the Naval Academy adjourned today with the consent of the re viewing authority. Admiral James H. Sands to meet on February 13 next. The purpose of the adjournment at this time is to avoid Interference with the ex aminations, which began yesterday. The date selected for the reassembling of the court is the day after graduation. The adjournment assures the fact that all the members of the present first class who have not already been tried will graduate, though charges may be filed against them after that event. The session of the court this morning lasted about an hour, during which the court verified the record of yesterday's pro ceedings and closed for the consideration of verdicts In the cases of George H. Mel vln of Geneseo. 111., a member of the third class, and William T. Boyd. Jr., of Peoria, 111., a member of the second class. Chapin Dismissed. Orders announcing that Midshipman Ned Leroy Chapin of Pasadena, Cal., had been convicted of hazing and sentenced to dis missal were received from the Secretary of the Navy this morning and were read to the brigade of midshipmen at noon. Chapin is a member of the first class. ALLEGED SCHEME TO DEFRAUD. Two Arrested at Waterbury, Conn.? Woodmen Insurance Conspiracy. Special Dispatch to The Star. WATERBURY, Conn., February 1?On charges of conspiracy to defraud the Woodmen of the World. Ix>uis Stroud and Martin Bropliy were arrested here this morning, and P. J. McKieman. sick In bed at his home, is under surveillance. The charge is that these men conspired in the Insurance of Frank Reynolds, who died a few weeks after a policy for $2,('O0 was talon out on his life. There was $1,000, it Is alleged, paid to P. J. McKieman, who was named as bepeflciary. M.KIeman's representative ofTered the j widow 1100, and she refused it, alleging that her husband, while dying of consump j tion. told her that she was to get $.100. [ They finally paid her JlsiO. Her efforts to i g? t her share oif the money became noised about, and resulted In the arrest. It is alleged tii.it Dr. Drady, examiner for the society, was imposed upon, a strong man I being 1 roupht to his office as a substitute, while the real min was in the last stages of consumption. McKieman Is a die sinker in the works "f ilie Waterbury Buckle Company. Hroph.v is a foreman there, and is secre tary of the order, and handles the exami nation papers. INSTANTLY KILLED. ???????? Cliarles D. McLane, Railroad Conduc tor, Loses Life by Accdent. Special IHspntch to The Star. BOYDS, Md.. February 1.?Charles D. McLane, uged thirty-eight, one of the most efficient conductors on the Cum'oerland di vision of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, was killed at 8:15 this morning at Engles, west of Brunswick. He slipped from the footboard of his engine, No. 1092, and the car following ran over him, death resulting instantly. He was popular- with the of ficers of the road, and had rejected offered promotion several times. His wife and several children survive him. They reside at Brunswick. THE CHINESE COMMISSION Arrived in New York Today for Two Weeks' Stay. NEW YORK, February 1.?The Chinese imperial commission, which is investigating industrial conditions in the I'nlted States, arrived In this city today from Washing ton. The party was met at the ferry by the local Chinese Reform Association and es corted to the Fifth Avenue Hotel, where an entire floor has been reserved for the visitors. Shortly after the commission reached the hotel Gen. Frederick r>. Grant, command ing the department of the east, accom panied by his staff, made a formal call. Later the commissioners were conveyed to the chamber of commerce, where they were entertained by the members. The visitors will remain here nearly two weeks. YOUTHFUL BURGLARS. New York Outlawry Discounts the Chicago Variety. NEW YORK, February 1.?Four boys whoso ages ranged from ten to tltteen years today burglarized a barber shop an l iu?de a show of organized resistance to arrest. A patrolman who saw four persons run from the burglarized shop on 9th ave r.ut was astonish* d when he overtook the iugitivee to see a lad only half his size wheel upon htm with a drawn revolver and pipe out: "Stand or I'll blow your head off! I'll kill the first policeman who )n tfrferesl" Behind him, their pockets bulging wltn barbers' supplies and with open razors in their hands, ranged three boys in short trousers. The leader, who was attempting to save the members of his gang, was w u 11am Baldock, fifteen years old, and his ?ol lowere were William McCarthy, fourteen, and Stephen and Joseph Garguilo, twelve and ten years old respectively. Th? policeman, assisted by another otll cer, arrested the boys. FIRE IN PANAMA. Losses Estimated at $500,000?Lack of Water a Menace. PANAMA. February 1. 5:30 a.m.?Shortly after 2 o'clock this morning tire started In a four-story wooden house, known a? the Concordia, in the C'arrera district. At 2:3*.' a.m and adjoining three-story building was ablaze ami a whole block composed ol wooden houses vn re threatened with de struction. Th- firemen for some time were unable to sue ? ssfuiiy light the flames because of th* lack "f water and a large block of house* between Constitucion. Dolego and Caddai streets was destroyed. At 5:30 a.m. tlit lire was under control. The la-yes are estimated at $300,000. w111 very little insurance. Many women and children living in the tenements were res cued by the volunteer firemen. No lives arc known to have been loft, but some Ameri can.' who roomed in the Concordia building are repoited to be missing. Agent Reed's Report. The isthmian canal commission this morning received a cablegram from Ageni Reed at Panama as follows: "Fire in Panama, 3 o'clock this morning destroyed about twelve buildings, south sid< Carrera de Constitution from Concord It Hotel to Carrera Curie, to alley opposltt Carrera dc Rivas. Started in Concordia cause unknown." lANTi-FOREIGM (USING Reported Fears of Serious Trouble in China. THE AUTHORITIES INACTIVE Chinese Reformers Would Use Riot as a Pretext TO CHANGE PRESENT DYNASTY Boycott Not Altogether Anti-Ameri can?Other News From the Orient by a Steamship. VICTORIA. B. C? February 1.?Advices received by the steamer Empress of China yesterday tell of fears of an anti-foreign rising in China. Applications for the sup pression of the rioters are being made by the Peking legations, but the Chiuese au thorities appear Indifferent and have taken no steps other than issuing a formal notice to the provincial government to quell the rising. Japan is firmly objecting to evacuation of foreign troops. A writer in a Shanghai pi per says Chinese reformers and patriots have an idea that the only way to over throw the present dynasty is to start an other anti-foreign disturbance like that of 1?00, believing that the foreign govern ments would then depose the present rulers. The boycott is not altogether an anti American movement; It is thoroughly anti foreign. Discontent among Russian prisoners in Japan resulted in attempts to Are the stores and depots which have 12,000 prisoners, the malcontents trying to fire the buildings re peatedly, making as many as four attempts in one day. The Revolution at Vladivostok. The revolutionists' outbreak at Vladivos tok was well planned, the intention being to commence disturbances at many places in Siberia. .? A battle occurred between ths garrison at Irkutsk and Cossacks in wh'ch over 1,500 were killed. A dispatch says Cos sacks threw over 1.300 dead into Lake Bai kal through holes in tile ice. Famine conditions in north Japan were becoming fearful, thousand; suffering from starvation. Large numbers of deaths have occurred and many are dying. The govern ment is organizing relief and foreign com mittees are distributing rice in the famine district. Nogi Blamed Himself. Among the receptions to the generals re turning from Manchuria that of General Nogi surpassed all. the newspapers hailing him as "true Samari, reincarnation of Bushi," etc. In his report of his army's operations General Nogi severely blames himself for failures in his flanking movement at Muk den, stating his delay in throwing forces across the right rear of the Russians saved Kuropatkln from annihilation. Critics in press reviews, however, say the delay was unavoidable. MRS. YERKES' MARRIAGE. Some Contradiction, but No Denial From Woman in the Case. CHICAGO, February 1.?Charles E. Yerkes of this city, son of the late Charles T. Yerkes, declared 'today that Mrs. C. T. Yerkes (Mrs. Mizner) is the victim of a plot, and that the publicity which has been given her afTalrs within the last two days is the result of trickery. Early today, in response to a telegram semt to Mrs. Yerkes (Mizner) last night, Mr. Yerkes received the following: "NEW YORK, February 1.?Telegram re ceived. Story is simply ridiculous. "MRS. C. T. YERKES." After reading the message, Mr. Yerkes said: "That is in response to a message sent by me. We are sure now that this great publicity is being played as a game in New York by some people who are conspiring to a certain end." "What is their motive, if their story is not true?" he was asked. "I cannot discuss motives," said Mr. Yerkes. NEW YORK, February 1.?No statement from Mrs. Yerkes was obtainable here to day as to whether she had been married to Wilson Mizner. The Rev. Andrew Gillies of S't. Andrew's Methodist Episcopal Church, however, declares that he per formed the ceremony, and Wilson Mizner was quoted today as confirming the news of the marriage. Capt. Dayton Ordered to Philippines. Capt. J. H. Dayton was today detached from duty as president of the board of in spection and survey in this city and ordered to proceed from San Francisco on the 27th insant to the Asiatic station for duty as commander of the Pnilippine squadron, with the cruiser Rainbow as his flagship. He succeeds in that command Rear Admiral George C. Relter. recently detached and ordered home. Capt. Dayton Is near the head of his grade and will shortly be pro moted to rear admiral. Secretary Bonaparte Has Tonsilitis. Secretary Bonaparte, who spent yesterday at the Navy Department, is today confined to his home in Baltimore with an' attack of tonsilitls and, upon the advice of his physician, will remain indoors for several days. It is expected that he will be abie to resume his official duties at the depart ment early next week. Meanwhile, As sistant Secretary Newberry will be in charge of the administration of naval af fairs. Will Be Minister at Havana. Senor Don Jose F. Godoy, first secre tary of the Mexican embassy, and until recently charge d'affaires for that coun try, will leave Washington tomorrow for Havana, Cuba, to assume his new posi tion as minister of Mexico to the Cuban republic. Personal Mention. Gen. Oliver, assistant secretary of war, has returned to this city from a short visit to his home, at Albany, N. Y. ! Detailed to Quartermaster's Depart ment. Capt. Evan H. Humphrey, 7th Cavalry, ' has been detailed by the President for aerv t Ice in the quartermaster's department, vice . Capt. George P. White, quartermaster, who ; is assigned to duty with the 7th Cavalry la the Philippine*. SOUTHERN PACIFIC DOUBTFUL IF RESOLUTION OF INQURY WILL BE OFFERED. It is considered doubtful whether a reso lution of inquiry as to the Southern Pacific Railroad Company's status with its auxil iary lines will be Introduced In the House. The situation is this: Several days ago a man called on Minor ity leader Williams and urged him to call for an Inquiry into the Southern Pacific's relations with connecting roads. This man thought that a case of merger could be de veloped. Mr. Williams referred the caller to the democratic members of the committee on Pacific railways, with the suggestion that they take the subject up and see if there was ground for action. Mr. Finley of Soutn Carolina Is now going over the alleged evi dence. Other members of the committee who have looked into it are Inclined to think the evidence Is too vague and general to warrant a resolution of Inquiry. How ever. no decision has been reached, and there will be further careful investigation. Effect on Stock Market. These little 6laps at the railroads keep the stock market in a tremble. The Penn sylvania resolution the other day shook the market down all along the line. Today some of the stocks were weak as a result of agitation of the Southern Pacific In quiry and there were frantic appeals from New York to know what was going on in 'Congress. A report circulated at the Capitol that Qen. Grosvenor of Ohio intends to offer an amendment to the railway rate bill pro hibiting railroads owning coal mines or con trolling corporations that own them. Gen. Groivenor said he was contemplating of fering such an amendment, but was not sure that he would. It is not certain that the amendment would be adopted, as the republican and democratic leaders, acting under unanimous report on the bill, are dis posed to resist all amendments. REPRESENTATIVE HALE. Says Story of His Retirement Was a Mistake. Representative Hale of Tennessee denies the published statement that he is to retire, saying that the mistake grew out of some statements he made concerning the pur chase of some silver mine at Parel, Mexico. He added: "What I said In reference to tills was that I thought a congressman who let civil service and departmental rulings rjun his business while here would b? better off In Central Mexico, living in a mud house sur rounded by native peons. That he could at least kick and squeal there and he seen and heard. "I think, however, I am making progress for a new member. I have learned tiiat legs are needed as much as brains; that long service counts more than ability, and that impudence measures more than intel ligence?and I am sure I measure out well in this except in long service. Then, again, a "kid" gets consolation out of seeing old members who have growu gray .in the serv ice faring no better undt?r these conditions than the rest of us. B"ut when it comes to living in Mexico I draw the line. "I expect to live in fair Knoxville, in the beautiful valley of east Tennessee, sur rounded by blue mountains, fanned by southern breezes and washed by pure crys tal waters. Why, the truth is that in beau tiful east Tennessee, up among the clouds against heaven, life is a luxury and loyalty a natural heritage. In this climate good men never die and democrats do not come 'to molest or make us afraid.' No, I am not going to resign. I am here to fight It j^ut with the rest of the boys." COAST DEFENSE BOARD MEETS. Report of Conclusions Has Seen Prac tically Completed. The Joint army and navy board, of which Secretary Taft is ttie head and which was created to revise the plans projected by the Endlcott board for the national coast defense, met today to consider its final re port. Upon the creation of the board It was divided into subcommittees, each tak ing up a particular branch of the work, and these various committees have been at work ever since inspecting, investigating and studying the defenses as they now ex ist, in order that a detailed report might be made upon each. The result of the observations, together with recommendations are embraced In one general report, a draft of which was pre pared for consideration at today's meeting. Although the report has been Bigned by the members of the board and is practi cally complete, there are yet a few tables to be Inserted and some little details to be covered before it Is ready for transmis sion. Secretary Taft will send the report to the President. One of the principal ob jects the board had in mind was to modern ize the coast defense system. Since the adoption of the system planned by the En dicott board great progress 'Sas been made in the production of weapons and ordnance generally, with the result that changes are necessary here and there to bring the de fenses up to the present standard. Th new work before the board Included the preparation of projects for the defense of the insular possessions of the United States. CLEMENCY IS URGED. Secretary Bonaparte Favors Pardon in the Ca6e of Midshipman Miller. Secretary Bonaparte has recommended to the President that a pardon Issue in the case of Midshipman Jdhn F. Miller of Ken tucky, first class. Naval Academy, con victed by court-martial of hazing and sen tenced to toe dismissed. No statement is made at the Navy Department In explana tion of the apparent change of policy-with respect to cases of hazing, but it Is inferred that Secretary Bonaparte regards the legal punishment of dismissal unnecessarily ne vere for the offenses committed by Midship man MiHer. and an there Is no power of mitigating tihe sentence, felt impelled to ask for the Issue of a pardon. The effect of a pardon before the execution of the sen tence of dismissal would be to restore Mil ler to hl? original status at the acad<*niy. Senator McCreary of Kentucky interceded personally with President Roosevelt lji be half of Midshipman Miller, end It Is be lieved that Secretary Bonaparte's recom mendation for a pardon will toe adopted. Secretary T&ft'a Trip. Secretary Taft left Washington at noon today for New York to visit hia brother and look after some personal business. He expects to return Saturday. If THE EVENING STAR cannot be bought at any place from newsboys for Two Cents please notify the office. " 1 11 - ' ' V DATE SETFORHEARING Controversy Between Typothe tae andtypo. Union. ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL Sensation Caused by the Developments of Yesterday. REPORTS FROM CHICAGO TODAY No Move for Arrest of Mr. Gompers ?Statement Made by Mr. Parsons. Motion was made this morning before Jus tice Stafford, in Equity Court No. 2, by At torney F. D. McKenney to fix an early date for the hearing of the application of the Typothetae of Washington for a temporary Injunction to restrain the members of Co lumbia Typographical Union from picketing theofficesof the complainants and otherwise interfering with the complainants' employes In the conduct of their business. The court fixed February8as fhe date for the hearing. Attorney Jackson H. Ralston of the firm of Ralston & Slddons. representing Colum bia Typographical Union, appoared on be half of the defendants and stated to the court that he had advised his clients to re frain from every possible appearance of vio lence. He expressed the opinion that the alleged violence complained of in the bill of complaint was based upon nothing more than a row between a number of non-union men and strikers in a saloon. For this, he said, the defendants were In nowise respon sibla. In fixing the date the court observed that if the alleged unlawful acts complained of should be continued the court would, upon proper showing, be disposed to grant a tem porary injunction upon ex parte application. The justice further observed that the de fendant parties should be upon their good behfu lor in the meantime. Causes Sensation. The action of the Typothetae of Washing ton yesterday in tiling an application for I an injunction against Columbia Typograph I ical Union, in combination with the al leged plot to bring about the arrest of Mr. Samuel Gompers, by certain employing I printers of Chicago, and the official state | ment of the local eight-hour committee of Journeymen printers which was given out | by Mr. T. C. Parsons, chairman, in repiy to the official statement of the Typothetae, as given exclusively in The Star, caused something of a sensation in this city, es i peclally among the thousands of members of the local trades unions. Anxious inqui ries were made today concerning the pro posed arrest of President Gompers in Chi , cago on the charge of contempt of court in connection with the injunction proceedings instituted against the typographical union I of that city by the Chicago Typothetae. Information received here today is to the effect that Mr. Gompers will not be placed under arrest as at first proposed, according to President Wright of the Chicago Typo graphical Union. It is said those who were engineerng the plot were informed by the court that the proposed case against Mr. Gompers would not stand. They also 'earn ed, it is stated, that such a step "would seriously react against tiie emplojing printers' side of the controversy, ' and no further action was taken. President Wright's information was, however, that all steps had been taken to have the presi dent of the American Federation of I.abor taken Into custody "for the moral effect it would have in preventing the ordering of a general boycott against those of the em ploying printers who are members of the Typothetae. In this connection it is said the National Typothetae deny any complic ity in the proposed taking into cusody of Mr. Gompers. Affidavits Filed. The affidavits that have been filed in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia by the complainant members of the Ty pothetae of Washington aglnst Columbia Typographical Union,and which allege vio lence by the striking book and job printers, and Interfere with their prerogatives as free agents In working where they please and under any conditions they may choose, are signed by the following non-union point ers, who are termed "strike breakers' by the union printers: Etheibert Baier of Chi cago, Nathaniel Diamond of New York, Howard Underwood of Alexandria, Elwood B. Myers of Doylestown, Pa.; Leonidas E. Forrest of St. Louis, Mo.', Frank P. Dolan a*d Eugene B. McDowell of New York, Edward L. McJntosh of this city. Homer Thomas of New York and William F. Rob erts, an employing printer and member of the Washington Typothetae, who makes a general statement of complaint. At the headquarters of the eight-hour strike committee, corner of 9th and D streets northwest, today there were s:gn3 of considerable activity. Several non-union printers appeared before the committee this morning and stated that they had volun tarily given up their jobs in typothetae of fices and desired to affiliate with the union. "This is one of the reactionary effects of the attempt of the typothetae to employ the injunction and other coercive meas ures," said a union member, pointing to the group of non-unionists standing in front of Chairman Parson's desk. Views of Mr. Parsons. Mr. Parsons said to a Star reporter: "We have been universally commended by the business men and citizens generally of Washington on our peaceful conduct of the strike, also by the police department and the individual policemen on whose beats tfie typothetae offices aie located. They say It Is the most orderly strike they have ever heard of; so orderly. In fact, that the casual observer would not know a strike was In progress. The men who have left their places of employment?the typothetae offices?since the strike began, have done so voluntarily. We deny the charge of vio lence on our part. "The only case of real violence," added Mr. Parsons, '^fas perpetrated by a man who is a member of a Typothetae firm. He seized a union printer by the throat while near the corncr of 11th street and Penn sylvania avenue and shook him violently, accompanying the act with abusive lan guage. He even attempted to strike, the union printer, but the cooler heads oi the men who were with him prevented him from doing so. "This injunction proceeding is a desper ate move on the part of the TypotheU?!,"' concluded Mr. Parsons. "It is an attempt to manufacture an excuse to Influence the people that we have been using force?to work up a false sentiment." Well Supplied With Workers. Mr. George E. Howard of the Typothe tae of Washington informed a Btar re porter late this afternoon that about eighteen non-uniofi^ printer^ reached Wash ington recently fspm all sections of the country. ?The men are coming Individually now," on Thirteenth Pag** VOTED TO GO TO JAIL UNIQUE ACTION OF MEMBERS CHICAGO LABOR UNION. CHICAGO. February 1.?Five hundred members of Typographical ?"nk>n. No. 16, voted unanimously yesterday to go to Jail As they are on strike, they estimated they miglut save the fine assessed against the union by Judge Holdom if they were permitted to work out the amount In prison. After the resolution was adopted a com mittee was sent to Attorney \V. II. Bar num to learn If there w as any hope for the strikers breaking Into jail and In that man ner satisfying Justice. They were disap pointed when their attorney told them thai If the line was upheld by the higher courts It*would have to be paid and that there was no prospect of the debt being liquidated by the strikers going to Jail. Strike Declared at Boston. BOSTON. February 1.?A strike was de clared today by the book and job printers against all firms that have not acceded to the demands of tile typographical union for an eight-hour day. It is estimated that 310 Journeymen quit work. The employes of the Norwood Press, book printers, at Nor wood. were locked out yesterday afternoon. Both the employers, most of whom are members of the typothetae, and the strikers express confidence In the outcome. The strikers have an unusually strong financial backing and arrangements have been made for strike benefit's of $14 a week for married men and $10 a week for .single men. until the trouble shall have been ad justed. Many of the larger printing houses, in cluding the municipal printing plant, have already granted the eight-hour day. It is understood that about s- venty-Sve printing Arms entered into an agreement to oppose the demands of the print rs. TO SEND COMMITTEE HERE. $10,000 Fund Raised by Stockmen at Denver Meeting. Special Dispatch to The Star. DENVER, Col., February 1.?A fund of $10,000 was raised in fifteen minutes at yesterday's session of the United National Live Stock convention to send a commit tee to Washington to secure legislation fa vorable to live stock interests. The sub scription was In answer to an appeal by John M. Springer. Addresses were made by \V. A. Morris of Chicago on "The Ex tension of Foreign Markets for Meat Prod ucts." and by J. M. John of Trinidad. Col., on "Possibilities of Organization." Frank J. Hagenbarth. former president of the National Live Stock Association, was elected vice president of the Ameri can National Live Stock Association, the new organization, by acclamation, and a new executive committee was named by President Mackenzie. THE MOROCCAN CONFERENCE. Draft of Taxation Project Adopted Without Modification. ALGECIRAS, Spain, February 1.?Tile Moroccan conference at its session today adopted without modification the araft of the taxation project. a he Moorish delegates raised a number of objections and will refer the proposals to the sultan, at Fez. The question of reforming the customs duties was not considered. The American delegates took an active part In the discussion before the conference today by raising a point against any in direct infringement of the sultan's sov ereignty. This was the first appearance of the Americans In the formal debates, and the point raised by tlieni brought ?on the most earnest and Interesting discussion the conference has thus far had. The committee on taxation reported a lengthy plan, one feature of which gave the foreign consuls the right to retain a certain percentage of the taxes on foreigners to cover the expenses of collection. The conference thereupon adopted the committee's report, giving a general plan for taxes largely under the control of the diplomatic and consular body at Tangier,, and adjourned until Saturday. Suicide of North Carolina Boniface. NORFOLK, Va? February 1.?A special to the Norfolk Public Ledger says: W. N. Sawyer, aged fifty years, former proprietor of the Arlington Hotel at Elizabeth City, N. C., committed suicide at his home in that place today by shooting. He died al most Immediately. Sawyer's act is attributed partly to de spondency and partly to mental aberra tion. The suicide leaves a widow and eight children. Philadelphia Business Man Dead. PHILADELPHIA, February l.-B. W. Andrews, president of the Grocers' and Im porters' Exchange, and a prominent busi ness man in this city, died suddenly today of apoplexy at his home in Woodbury, N. J-. aged sixty-six years. State Senator Garrett Dead. Special Dispatch to The Star. RICHMOND, Va., February 1.?Senator K. L. Garrett of Alleghany county, who was taken sick Tuesday afternoon, an l who was taken to Memorial Hospital yes terday, died this morning at 8 o'clock, ii.s death was due to an attack of pneumonia in both lungs. Senator Uarrett was about forty-fiva years old. a republican, and was elected In November last. He was by pro fession a lawyer. This is the first death of members of the legislature during the session. Senator Garrett was a native of Ohio and wras a cousin of Senator J. H. Foraker. Departure Postponed by Measles. Special Dispatch to The Star. DENVER, Col., February 1.?Orders have been received at Fort Logan from the War Department at Washington to postpone in definitely the departure of the 2d Infantry for the Philippines. The regiment was under orders to start for San Francisco last week. The postponement was neces sitated by the breaking out of measles an i mumps among the soldiers, and they will be quarantined at Fort Logan. Train Wrecked on B. and 0. &peeial Dispatch to The Star. BOYDS, Md., February 1.?Early this morning at Morgans, near Mount Airy, west bound engine IOCS, drawing a full train of empties, ran into the derailed*part of the train of eftgine 2285, eastbound, at Mor gans, causing a bad wreck. Engine 22S," had through some cause derailed ten cars, and engine 1938 ran Into this train. Engi neer Charles Hartman, formerly a resident of this place and now of Brunswick, was hvirt, having his leg painfully cut. His fire man and the front brakeman, it Is claimed, were also hurt, but not seriously. All the fast freigltf for the east and west is being sent via Washington and this divi sion this morning, and will continue until the wreck is clear, which will be some time this aftetnoon. The accident, it is said, was entiroty ua*v*iti?hle. The Adams Bill Reported by House District Committee WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION Advocated by the President and Com missioners. , NOW GOES ON THE CALENDAR Hearing Given to Engineers on the Bill Providing for Preliminary Sedimentation of City Water. One week from ivxt Mnil.ii tin* mem* Ixr.j of the House of Representative* will be called upon in alt probability li? vote on the proposition to . -tablish a whip ping i out for the punishment of wlto heaters In the Dlstrl-t of Columbia. 'I lia House District committee today reported the bill, of which Representative Adami of Pennsylvania Is the author, providing for the punishment of wlfe-beaters r?y thirty lashes laid on the I ir. bad;. Voting; will not be the only thing on the program when the bill cornea lip. i.>r innny mem bers of the House have d> -Med view* on this question and will Improve the op portunity to air them, in I t hot time '? expected in cin.-eouiree. The Adams bill w is introduced the list session of Conjure**, and its author wu given a hearing by the committee. No a? Representative ??Bertis" Adams. tlon was had on the mrrisure. however, at that time. Mr. Adams reintroduced the bill at this session, and again mid.' a speech before the committee In !:s favor. He of fered in support of the ineisure the fact that President Roosevelt, in a. tn ss ige to Congress last year, hid urge i the passage of such a law for the District, and. further, that the three lilstricl Commissioners ami the chief of the metropolitan police force all favored the bill. Mr. Adams also sub mitted statistics to tii.' committee showing the number of cases of wife-beating in the city in several years past and t manner In which the offendtrs were punished. Reported Without Recommendation. The committee has been for the past few weeks considering the m-aMire. and today decided to report it "without recommenda tion." The bill will go on the House calen dar and will be called up bj R -presentattve Adams on District day. This action was taken to mein that the committee consid ered that the indorsement of tie Pres'dent, the Commissioners and the superintendent of police gave the measure sufficient we ght to entitle it to a place on th House cilen dar and to g.'ve t!i* m mbers of the House a chance to vote on it. Considerable surprise was expressed around the Capitol at the action of the committee, but it m generally aceepteij that the recommendation behind the bin had resulted in its report in this way. In a good many quarters th" action of the committee was commt-nded. the statement being made that It was well for the whole Moure to sit down good and hard on a prop osition of this k^;d. I r un what developed today there teems to !.<? a decided senti ment against the enactmen: of such legis lation. but just exactly wliat status the measure will have and how many friends It has made will not lie known unt:l It is called upon the floor and the members Kivcii a chance to take a whack at It. The committee in addition to reporting th?* whipping-post bill returned favorable re ports on the pharmacy and poisons bill and the hill to restore the name of California street to a portion of T street. Hearings were also granted to engineers from the fil tration plant on the proposition to provide a system of preliminary style of filtiatlon to the water nupply and to representatives of the Pennsylvania railroad who wished to protest against that road being forced to pay for the further maintenance of the Long bridge for a period of twelve months. Proposed Plant for Sedimentation. The District committee of the House, at its regular meeting today, gave a h ail 'K on the bill Introduced by Represent alive Wiley of New Jersey to provide for the further purification of the Washington water supply. Mr. Wiley's bill calls at tention to the fact that the slow sand filtra tion system was adopted upon the report of a board of engineers consisting of Messrs. Rudolph Herring, Geo. W. Fuller and Allen Hazen. who further recommend ed the construction of a plant for the pre liminary sedimentation of Potomac water before being treated by the filtration sys tem. and says that the purest system of filters is Incapable of producing clear water and or giving the greatest bacterial effi ciency during certain seasons of the year, when the water contains large quantities of suspended matter. In view of this fact, the measure authorizes the chief of engi neers of the army to construct a plant for the occasional chemical treatment of the water. Preliminary Treatment Necessary. Allen Hazen. a member of the board of engineers of the filtration system, was heard by the committee. He told the mem bers that experience in the operation of the fUtratioa plant had given additional proof that a prellminafy treatment of the water supply was neoeesary before the filter beds got in their work. Sulphate of ammonia, he aald, was considered as particularly adapted for use In tills preliminary treat ment. Mr. Hazen stated, in reply to questions by members of tbe committa*. mat sul