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WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1906-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR "WI7E SUITOAY MORNING EDITION. Pulses* OflN, 11th Stmt nd Ftnujiranit Atom. The Evening Star Ntwsjptper Company. 8. H. KlUmtANN, Prtsidsnt. New York Oflte: Tribune Bui1 ding. Ohlesgo OBm: Tribune Bnlld'.nf. The Krening Star, with the Sundey morning edl tlnn. Is delirered b.v einieri, on their own trvoant, within the fity at SO cents per tnnnth; without the Cunda; morning edition at 44 cents per month. Br rt.nll. postage prepaid: Pally. Sunday Included, one month. 60 rent*. Dally. Sunday excepted, one mouth, SO cent*. Haturday Star, one year, tl.00. Sunday Star, one year, *1.50. BIG SHIP IS LAUNCHED Simple Ceremony at Ports mouth, England. WARSHIP DREADNAUGHT Most Powerful Vessel of the World's Navies. NEW STAGE IN NAVAL MATTERS The Embodiment of the Lessons of the Late War in the Far East. PORTSMOUTH, England, Feb ruary io,?The monster battleship Dreadnanght, which when finished will have cost $7,500,000, was launched here today by King Ed ward. The ceremony was the most sim ple imaginable, the king having vetoed all decorations and pagean try 011 account of the death of his father-in-law, King Christian. There was a moment of suspense after the king touched the electric button re moving the last block as the huge ship hesitated and appear^ reluc tant to take the water. But ulti mately she glided down the ways in safety. Among the occupants of the royal stand were the American naval at tache, Lieut. Commander John II. Gibbons, and the other attaches, the admiralty officials and a few priv ileged persons. The launch of the Dreadnaught, the larg est and most powerful battleship of the world's navies, marks the first stage In what the British admiralty claim as the greatest sohievement In naval construction. Oc tober It*)."., only a few days over four months ago. work was commenced at Ports mouth on the vessel, the first of what is to be known as the Dreadnaught class. The promise was made then that she would be launched within six months. The admiralty have more than made good their boast, and Britishers have another cause for pride In their navy. Another twelve months, all going well, the Dreadnaught will be com missioned and Join the Atlantic, fleet, thus beating all previous records In battleship building by six months. There are two rea suns why work Is being rushed on the Dreadnaught. One Is the great saving in cost, but the chief reason is that the ship is to some extent an experiment, and it is desired to give her a good trial before com mencing construction on any more of her class. Great Britain. It will be remembered, was the only power having attaches or ob servers on Japanese ships during the Russo Japanese war, while expert British con structors were given every opportunity of learning wherein the ships of Japan proved weak or strong, as the case might be. These men were busy from start to finish of the war, and immediately after the battle of the Sea of Japan came home with their data, which was submitted with suggestions, to a special committee, on which sat not only the most experienced naval experts, but the di rector of naval construction. Lord Kel vin. and a number of the leading private shipbuilders. The Dreadnaught is the outcome of their deliberations, an embodiment of the les sons of the late war in the far east, a ship apparently invincible, capable at one discharge of her guns of throwing with un paralleled force twice as much metal as any foreign man-of-war afloat, while her armor will render her immune from attacks by any enemy's guns, and some claim, even against torpedoes, fired at the usual bat tle range The details of the Dreadnaught's construction remain a secret, so well have the admiralty guarded the plans. Efforts of naval attaches to gather Information for their governments have been fruitless. No Information Is forthcoming, the answer to all Inquiries being the ca..dld one that Great Britain Intends to maintain secrecy as to what her experts learned as a re sult of Japan's experiences for one year and by rushing to completion the Dread naught will gain a year If not more in naval construction over all other powers cxcept her ally. Heaviest Armament Carried by a Ship I'sually when ships are building a board Is placed at the head of the slip giving her name, displacement, principal dimen sions. horse j>ower and speed. In the case of the Dreadnaught not an item In the de sign Is revealed, the board containing the j simple sentence. "His majesty's ship Dreadnaught, commenced October 2, 15)05." | When ready for sea the ship will displace 18..VN> tons, but this Is the least remark able thing about her. for besides the ideas Introduced as a result of the far eastern war Britain is placing on her new fighting machine the heaviest armament ever car ried by a ship. In the past British vessels have carried four 12-inch guns throwing ?l>-pound shells: the Dreadnaught will have ten of these weapons of a new type with a muzzle en ergy of 40..VW. as compared with the 33,622 of the guns carried In as recent battleships us til.- Majestic class, an Increase In power of W> per cent. In a great sea fight the Dreadnaught will be able to discharge ev.ry minute ten projectiles weighing 8,500 pounds with sufficient velocity to send them twenty-five miles or to penetrate about sixteen Inches of the hardest armor at a range of about two miles. fnlIke all British and foreign battleships l.ullt in the past thirty years, the new ad dition to the fleet will carry no weapon smaller than the great 12-inch piece except eight* en 3-inch qulckfirers for repelling at tacks by tor|*>do craft. She will mount neither i?.2-lnch. 7.5-Inch nor 6-Inch guns! she will be the biggest warship afloat, and she will have on'y the biggest and most powerful guns. The secrets wviieh will be Incorporated In the huge hull are still hid den. hut It Is known that they tend to economy as well as efficiency. The Dread i.aught will cost 10 per cent per ton less than recent battleships British buiit, al though she will represent the last word in nil details of hei construction. First Driven by Turbines. In another respect the Dreadnaught will be unique. She will be the first battleship In the world to bo driven by turbines. These engines will supply the power for tour propeller*, two more than any previ ously built British battleships, which should make her the fastest ship of her class afloat. Another advantage of the turbines, as shown by th? performances of the Carmania. Is that the gunners will have a steadier deck from which to handle the guns. The g-uns, armor, machinery, boilers, etc., are ready to be placed in the Dreadn >ught. so there should be no difficulty in having her ready for sea in twelve months, when she will join the Atlantic fleet, based on Gibraltar, thus being placed midway be tween the channel and Mediterranean fleets. As trouble threatens on the one side or the other the ships of the Atlantic fleet are moved, making them of the great est use in the time of war, no matter who the enemy might be. Writing of this fleet as it will be when the Dreadnaught joins, a naval expert said: "Nothing as devas tating as this concentrated destruction has ever been conceived In the brain of man. It is impossible to picture the result of one minute's well-directed fire at an enemy's ships, and when one minute is followed by others the effect would be too terrible for words, presuming the gunners get the range and fire as at target practice. To this length has the contest for sea power gone, and this is not the end. for the time Is not far distant when the British ensign will fly over fleets and squadrons of i Dreadnaughts, vessels costing a million and a half sterling or more, each with ten or twelve twelve-ineh gung. which will en- ] gage an antagonist when three or four i miles distant and will pour in a succession of shells each weighing 850 pounds, carry ing wholesale destruction in their wake." IMPORTANT REVELATONS. Expected From Inquiry Into Railway Oil Tariffs. Sppci.il Dispatch to The Star. PITTSBURG, - a., Feb. 10.?It is reported here today that Important revelations may be expected soon as a result of an Investi gation that the corporations bureau of the Department of ConlTnerce and Labor is making in the Pittsburg offices of the Penn sylvania lines, and also the Pittsburg and Lake Erie railroad. Special Agent H. D. Brown is working in the auditor's office of the Pennsylvania lines offiecs. There is rea son to believe that the government's opera tives are endeavoring to discover whether discrimination has been made in oil tariffs to the advantage of the Standard Oil Com pany. The inquiry into railroad rates, particu larly on oil, is said to have been ordered by President Roosevelt, as a direct result of the action taken by Attorney General Hadley of Missouri, to prevent the oil trust from doing business in that state. DENIED BY McCREA. "Pennsy" Official Declared Dawson's Story Incorrect. Special Dispatch to The Star. PITTSBURG, Pa., February 10.?James McCrea, first vice president of the Penn sylvania Company, operating the lines of the Pennsylvania system west of Pittsburg, today denied the charges made by Gov. Dawson of West Virginia in a letter to United States Senator Tillman. He said: "The Pennsylvania is not and never has been an owner or miner of bituminous coal, either directly or Indirectly, and there fore, could not have influenced the West Virginia roads in which it is interested to suppress development of that state to pro tect Its own coal interests. Certainly there has been no prompting on the part of the Pennsylvania in regard to the Red Rock case or any other similar case." JUSTICE McCLELLAN DEAD. Alabama Official in Failing Health for Long Time. NEW ORLEANS, La., February 10.? Judge Thomas N. McCIellan, chief Justice of the supreme court of Alabama, died in a private car this morhing as the Louisville and Nashville train from Montgomery was entering New Orleans. ? Justice McCIellan had been In falling health for some time and was on his way to San Antonio. Death was caused by heart failure. The body will be sent to Athens, Ga.,* for interment. ASK RECEIVER FOR BANK. Depositors Anxious About Funds in Peoria Institution. PEORIA, 111., February 10.?Eight of the depositors of the Peoples' Savings Bank, of which the Rev. George H. Simmons, who committed suicide early Tuesday morning, was president, filed proceedings today in the United States court here against the Rev. E. L. Kelly, the surviving partner In the bank, asking that the bank be declared a bankrupt and a receiver be named. The bank owes depositors about J120.000. Assets consist of the bank's building and several thousand dollars worth of securities, the latter of doubtful value. In addition there is 300 shares of stock of a company Dr. Simmons organized and subsequently sold, the value of which cannot be known until his deposit box in the Interstate Bank is opened. HANGED AT HACKENSACK. Italian Paid Penalty for Murder of Fellow Countryman. HACKENSACK, N. J.,February 10.?Jerry Rossa, an Italian, was hanged here today for the murder of another Italian which was committed two years ago. Rossa was re cently reprieved and no date had since been set for the execution of the death sentence until yesterday, when Gov. Stokes directed that he should pay the penalty today. The gallows then was hurried to the jail on a sleigh and workmen were busy until late last night putting it Into position. Deputies and witnesses had to be notified by telegraph in order that they might be here in time for the execution. Rossa was not informed until last evening that he was to die today. RESCUE WORK HAMPERED. ______ Thirty or More Killed or Entombed in Parral Mines. HINTON, W. Va., February 10.?The afterdamp continues to hamper the ef forts of rescuers In the Parral mines, where thirty or more men were killed or entombed by an explosion of gas on | Thursday. No more bodies had been i found up to this morning, and It is be I lieved that fifteen men are still in the ? mine. The six bodies taken out yesterday were found in the east side of the mine, I where the explosion occurred, 175 feet I from the bottom of the pit. Ike Speers was found with his mouth I held against an air hole, evidently trying to escape the effects of the afterdamp. George Morris had been blown into sev eral pieces by the force of the explosion, his head being found several feet from the other parts of the body. Tiie other four men were lying with their faces on the ground and their bodies vtqts severely burned. Of those still misssng six are known to be in the eaJt sl<?? of the mine and their bodies have t ot yr. been recov ered. Among them Is Miles Pratt, mine foreman. The rescuing party has only been able to proceed 300 feet in the mine on ac count of the afterdamp. The shaft is 610 feet deep, and several extra fans have been P*?t in use, every effort being used to get (Circulation of air through the mine. The ^famaffe to the mln# did not exceed IS How "BE &OOJ ^ Woie Aim \tfiu GET Too THE LONG AND SHORT OF THE WHIPPING POST PLAN. Woman Fired Four Shots at Vice Admiral Chouknin. BULLETS STRUCK THE MARK Assailant Shot and Killed by an Orderly. AN AUDIENCE BY SUBTERFUGE Murderess is Believed to Have Been an Emissary of the St. Peters burg Terrorists. ST. PETERSBURG, February 10.?The admiralty has received a report from the surgeon In charge of Vice Admiral Chouk nin, who was shot by a woman In his of fice in Sebastopol yesterday, to the effect that his wounds are not dangerous. Rear Admiral Grigorovitch has assumed com mand of the Black sea fleet in sucoession to Ohouknin. According to the morning papers and sub sequent dispatches from Sebastopol con firming the press accounts, the attending surgeons are confident that Chouknin will recover. The most severe wound is in his breast, from which the bullet has not been extract ed. The other wounds are in the right shoulder and both legs. His assailant, who was shot and killed by an orderly who rushed to the admiral's assistance, is be lieved, like the murderess of Lieut. Gen. Saliharoff, the former war minister, and the assassin of Gen. Shuvaloff, prefect of police of Moscow, to have been an emissary of the St. Petersburg group of terrorists. The woman has not been identified, but it is known that she arrived at Sebastopol February 7 and registered at a hotel under the name of Krupnitskal. She was well dressed, was quiet in her manner and at tracted no attention. Claimed to Be Daughter of Admiral. At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the woman appeared at the official residence of Admiral Chouknin and sent in her card, saying she was a daughter of a rear ad miral who was an old acquaintance of Chouknin at St. Petersburg, and request ed an interview. Upon entering the ad miral's office she drew a rapid-fire pistol and iired four shots at Chouknin with de liberate aim, each bullet reaching the mark. She then turned to flee, but was killed by the orderly. Chouknin exhibited remarkable nerve and continued to issue orders even while being carried to bed and during the ex amination by the surgeons. Later he re ceived personally friends who same to sympathize wKli him. The news of the attempt on Chouknin's ?life created great excitement among- the" sailors at Sebastopol, a large proportion of whom are sullen and continually on the verge of mutiny. The revolutionists at Sebastopol attempted to organize a demonstration, but were unsuccessful. REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE. Capt. Gross Explains Its Needs to House Committee. Capt. W. Gross, chief of the revenue cut ter service, appeared before the House committee on interstate and foreign com merce today to explain bills relating to that service. He urged the necessity for appropriations to build a cutter for use at Savannah, Ga.; a seagoing tug to be sta tioned at New Bedford, Mass., for assist ance of shipping Interests endangered by the Nantucket shoals, which, he said, are more dangerous than any other part of the Atlantic coast, and,a new cutter In Puget sound. Bills for many other cutters are pending, but Capt. Ross said these three are the ones most needed. In his opinion, and that the seagoing tug at Wood's Hole is more Important than the other two. Representative Greene (Mass.) supported the New Bedford cutter appropriation, and after he had flnislied ppeaklng the com mittee agreed to make a favorable report on a bill providing $175,000 for the New Bedford tug, and appropriations for cut ters as follows: Savannah, 1200,000: Puget ?ound; $225,000; New Orleans, $60,000. Postmasters In Virginia. Fourth-class postmasters have been ap pointed as follows In Virginia: Reva, Ash by R. Rosspn; Swift Run, John E. jr. Hujfbea. . \ J ^ % itlggl IN SECRET MEETING THE MIINERS DEMANDS AGREED UPON. WILKESBARRE, Pa., February 10.-A subcommittee of the anthracite miners' scale committee, composed of District Pres idents Fahey, Dettrey and Nichols, held a secret meeting today. President Fahey said that the subcommittee would report to the full committee later in the day, but declined to say what the nature of the re port would be. It is said that the demands to be pre sented to the operators have been agreed upon and now await the indorsement of President Mitchell. The national president has been k-ept informed daily of the work of the scale committee. Mitchell Coming East. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., February 10.? President John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers of America will leave this even ing for New York by way of Cleveland and Buffalo. He said today he had nothing to say that in any way changed the situation. Miners Are Hostile. PITTSBURG, Pa., February 10.?A brief hearing of the temporary injunction se cured yesterday by President Patrick Dolan of the Pittsburg district miners against 139 delegates attending the district convention, restraining them from interfering with his powers as president, was held today before Judge Frazer, in common pleas court No. 2. Additional time was requested by the defendants, and Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock was fixed by the court for the final hearing. ' A session lasting one hour was held by the convention this morning, previous to going to court In a body. It was the storm iest meeting yet held, and there was oppo sition to every matter presented by Pres ident Dolan. Clash Over Funds for Injunction. National Vice President Lewis announced that President Mitchell had Instructed him to remain in Pittsburg for a few days. Mr. Lewis also read a telegram from President Mitchell advising the executive board of the Pittsburg district miners that they were permitted to draw on their treasury for funds to retain legal talent in the injunc tion proceedings. "I, personalty, am paying my attorneys," shouted Dolan to Lewis and the delegates, "and the executive board will do likewise. "No money will be taken from the treasury for this purpose if I can help it." The convention adjourned until this after noon. MAY POSTPONE DISTRICT DAY. The House May Take Dp One of the Appropriation Bills. It is possible that "District day," which Is due to settle down on Congress next Monday, will be postponed until Wednes day. It may be decided to bring in either the fortifications bill or the military appro priations bill on Monday, which would postpone District day and consideration of the Adams whipping post bill until later in ; the week. NEED OF TROOPS AT MANILA. It is Said That the Situation in China is Disquieting. ' It is probable that Secretary Root him self will have an opportunity to explain to Congress, through one of the House com mittees the actual need of the proposed In crease of the number of United States troops in the Philippines, which led to the passage between Secretary Taft and the Senate committee on appropriations recent ly. For it is said to be the case that the War Department, in moving In this direc tion, is simply following the suggestion o: the Department of State, and It is prob able that Secretary Root will find it neces sary, unless the plan of holding a force ready for service In China Is to be aban doned, to explain to Congress the facts which have impelled him to make the sug gestion to Secretary Taft. That explanation will doubtless be mad? In confidence, for although It is known in a general way that the State Department ha* had many disquieting reports from its agent* in China, It would scarcely be diplo matic to publish them. It is declared that the conditions in China at present bear a resemblance to those that preceded the Boxer uprising ot 1000, and the position of the State Depart ment is that as the presence of United States troops made the Peking relief ex pedition successful and saved the lives ot the legations, It would not. be justified In refraining from taking every precaution to avert a possible loss of American lives and property, not only at the legation in Peking, but among the missionaries and business men in the Chinese trad* centers. MORE INVESTIGATION Relations of Penna. and Allied Roads Subject of Inquiry. TILLMAN'S INTENDED ACTION Courts in Two States Looking Into the Matter. AN AMENDMENT IS CERTAIN In Senate Prohibiting the Control by Railroads of Corporations Produc ing Certain Articles. Senator Tillman will Introduce In the Sen ate next Monday a resolution to start an Investigation by some branch of the fed eral government into the relations existing between the Pennsylvania railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, the Chesapeake and Ohio and the Norfolk and Western rail roads, and their alleged ownership or con trol of the output of bituminous coal. It is not thought that a congressional inquiry will be made, but that the work shall be done by the Department of Commerce and Labor or the Department of Justice. Representative Townsend of Michigan, one of the leaders in the movement for railway rate legislation, will call upon Attorney General Moody next Thursday, upon the re turn of that official to town, and lay be fore him allegations presented by I. N. Bul litt of Torreadale, Pa., that there is in ef fect a merger of the railroads mentioned, together with other allegations as to the control of the coal output. Mr. Townsend will make formal application to the Attor ney General to have the complaints Inves tigated. Investigations Elsewhere. In the meantime the United States cir cuit court in West Virginia will be hearing the suit which the Red Rock Fuel Company has brought against the Baltimore and Ohio to enforce the ruling of the interstate com merce commission requiring the road to' cease Its alleged discrimination against the coal company. Furthermore, the attorney general of the state of Pennsylvania will probably be In vestigating the Pennsylvania, the Reading and the Lackawanna to determine If they are violating the state constitution, which prohibits railroads from owning coal prop erties. A resolution to that effect passed the Pennsylvania house yesterday amidst soenes of wild enthusiasm, so the press dispatches report. Moreover, it is deemed practically certain that an amendment will be adopted in the Senate to the pending rate bill which will prohibit railroads doing interstate business from controlling corporations producing articles of Interstate trade. The amend ment will be proposed and ultra conserva tive senators say it cannot be stopped. Not Beady for Two-Cent Fare. It is not believed that Congress is ready for a national 2-cent fare bill, although such a measure has already passed the Ohio legislature and has been signed*by the governor, to take effect within thirty days. Probably the nearest approach to legisla tion upon fares will be an amendment, to be offered, prohibiting the railways from re quiring the purchasers of thousand-mile tickets to deposit $10 in excess of the cost of the ticket, to be refunded upon return of the cover. The railroads will fight this amendment on the ground that its adoption would make it impossible to prevent "scalp ing" In thousand-mile tickets. The railroads appear to be dazed by the outbreak of anti-railroad legislation. They are doing nothing In the open to stem the tide of opposition, and contrary to a popu lar understanding, there Is no "lobby" in Washington of any account looking after their bridges and culverts and landslides. The Capitol has seen fewer railroad attor neys and special representatives this ses sion than for many years past. Misrepresenting the Situation. Wall street is misrepresenting the situa tion In Washington. Hints wero freely cir culated ttits week that one cause for the outbreak of legislation was that the specu lating statesmen at the capital .had exten sive "abort" Interests in the market, ann were Inciting Innocent persons to make the agitation for the benefit of itr effect on the market and their trades. Well-posted men In Congress say there Is no foundation for that Inuendo. They also say It is not i true t*1** the st&tssmea are seeking revenge for curtailment of transportation favors, although they admft that perhaps a lack of sympathy for the roads may be felt In some breasts that hitherto may have throb bed for the railroads. WILL ASK FOR BIQ BOND ISSUE. Important Announcement by the South ern Railway Company. NEW YORK. February 10? Announce ment was made today that the Southern Railway Company has decided to ask the stockholders to authorize an iasue of $200, 000,000 development and general mortgage 4 per cent bonds. Of this amount $15,000, 000 will be issued immediately for the fol lowing purposes: $4,062,774 to refund pay ments for equipment heretofore made and charged to capital; $8,000,000 to refund In vestments In securities of an advance to subordinate companies heretofore made and for the acquisition of property not here tofore funded, and $6,536,220 for double track, revision of grade, new yards, shops, etc. The balance of $185,000,000 will be re served for the following purposes: HI,158, (100 to retire divisional prior lien bonds on properties acquired for which no provision is made In the consolidated mortg.if>i>: $10, 000,000 to retire not later than April 1, 1909, collateral trust 5's: $18,(?18.(?K> to retire, as they mature in the next fifteen years, equip ment capital obligations; $10.<X>0.000 to ac quire capital stocks of certain leased lines; $10,000,000 to pay not later than July 1, 1908. for the eastern division of the Ten nessee Central and immediate improve ments. After provisions for the foregoing obli gations are made there will be left $99,K!4, 000. which,will be used to provide for fu ture Acquisitions and betterments. President Samuel Spencer of the South ern Railway Company, in a communication to the voting trustees of the capital stock of the company relative to the proposed bond Issue, says that the exfsting financial condition of the company is such as to jus tify the creation of the new mortgage and the immediate issue of Jla.COO.MX) of the new bonds as proposed without disturb ance of the full dividend now paid on the preferred stock. NEW GRIDIRON RULES. Points of Discussion at Foot Ball Con ference in New York. NEW YORK, February 10.?The number I of downs in which ten yards must be gain ed on the foot ball gridiron, and a propo sition on behalf of the colleges composing the big nine in the middle west for a recon sideration of rules governing formations, were the points of discussion scheduled to day for the consideration of the national intercollegiate foot ball rules committee at Its meeting here. This is the committee re cently appointed to reform the game of foot ball. The proposition of the western colleges was that the rules now contem plated will greatly weaken the attack of foot ball elevens, resulting, when teams are evenly matched, in a large number of tie games. Those in attendance at the confer ence were: Dr. H. L. Williams, Minnesota; W. T. Reid. Jr., Harvard; Dr. J. A. Babbitt, Ha verford, Pennsylvania; Lieut. C. D. Daly, West Point; Paul Dashlel, Annapolis; Wal ter Camp. Yale; L. C. Dennis, Cornell; M. H. Curties, representing the southern col leges; John C. Bell, Pennsylvania; C. W. Savage, Oberlin, and E. K. Hall, Dart mouth. The absentees were: Dr. A. A. Stagg. Chicago; Prof. J. L Lees. Nebraska, and Prot. J. B. Fine, Princeton. THREE HELD FOR MURDER. Sequel to Fatal Street Fight in Savan nah Yesterday. SAVANNAH, Ga., February 10.?James McBride, harbormaster; Tim McBride. his son and clerk, and James Dane, keeper of city police stables, were arrested today, charged with murder, as the result of the killing of George H. Dyer and the wound ing of others in front of the city hall yes terday. None of the wounded is expected to die. COMING TO WASHINGTON, Count Gleichen Appointed British Military Attache Here. LONDON. February 10.?Maj. Count Gleichen. military attache of Great Britain at Berlin and extra equerry to King Ed ward, has been apj>olnted military attache at Washington. Count Gleichen is con nected with the British royal family. Maj. Count Albert Edward Wilfred Gleichen, who was companion of St. Michael and St. George In 1898, companion of the Distinguished Service Order in i900, commander of the Royal Victorian Order In 1901, military attache at Berlin since 1903, extra equerry to the king, was born in Lon don, England, January 15, 1868, only son of the late Admiral Prince Victor of Ho henlohe-Langenburg, Knight Grand Cross of the Bath, and Miss Laura Seymore. He was educated at the Charterhouse, Sand hurst. He joined the Grenadier Guards In 1881 and was with the Nile expedition In guard's camel regiment in 1884-1885. He was connected with the Intelligence depart ment, war office, from 1886 to 1888, after which he was stationed-at the staff col lege from 1890 to 1891, and later. In 189:1, was attached to Sir West Ridgeway's mis sion to Morocco for special service In Sudan. In 1897 he joined Mr. Rodd's mis sion to Abyssinia, and was appointed to staff captain and deputy assistant adju tant general in the intelligence division, war office, from 1894 to 1899. % Count Gleichen served In the South Afri can war from 1899 to 1900 and was wound ed at Modder river, for which he received the queen's medal and five clasps of the companion of the Distinguished Service Order. From 1901 to 191X1 he served In the Egyptian army, at Mlralai, as director of intelligence and Sudan agent, and also sec ond-class Medjide. He puibllshed ?Feveral bc<"ks, among which are "With the Camel Corps Up the Nile;" "The Armies of Europe, a Translation" and various magazine articles and official works. In 1897 he was connected with the mission to Menelik. The count is a member of the Guards, Marlborough, Beefsteak and Truf Clubs, and 1b very fond of shooting, yachting and traveling." Personal Mention. Capt. D. A. French of this city will go to Norfolk this evening for the purpose of taking an examination at the Norfolk navy yard for the position as master of a naval collier. Capt. French has been In command of dredges and other vessels of the United States army engineers' service for several years past. Mrs. Todd, wife of Capt. Thomas Todd, master of the United States army tug Lieut. Alonso Cushing, who has been seriously ill at her home at Fort Washington, Is re ported to be much better. It is expected she will recover. Col. Paul Beckwlth, assistant curator of the department of anthropology In the Na tional Museum, has been obliged by his physician to give up all work on account of severe trouble with his eyee. Mr. Henry Xander has gone to New York, where he will remain until tihe middle of next week. Brakeman Crushed to Death. Special Dispatch to The Star. CUMBERLAND. MtL. February 10.?J W. Davis, aged twenty-flve years, of Frederick, Md., a Baltimore and Ohio brakeman, was crushed to death between cars here this morning. He had been In service only a tew days. Weather. Fair tonight and tomor row. (EITHER JILL YIELD France and Germany Hold to Diverse Views IN THE MOROCCAN MATTERS Negotiations Have Now Reached ft Decisive Turn. THE SITUATION AT ALGECIRAS Dissolution of Conference Without all Agreement on Principal Subjects of Discussion Now Probable. BERLIN, February 10.?The negotiations at Algeciras have reached a decisive turn and the dis solution of the Moroccan confer ence without an agreement on the principal subjects of discussion ap pears to be the probable result. The positions of France and Ger many have now been clearly dis closed. Each country, supported by several other powers, holds tenaciously to its own principle of settlement, namely, France for special recognition in Morocco be cause of her geographical and his torical relation to Morocco, and Germany for a strict application of the doctrine of equal treatment of all countries in the future of Mo rocco. Both the Paris and Berlin governments saw that a controlling influ?*nc ? could be exerc'sed in Morocco, either through the command of the seml-m litary police or by holding: the Moroccan purse. France has indicated that she might give up the police administration, provided she were allowed u paramount position In the stat** bmk or ganization, which will represent Morocco's foreign debts, largely held in France, and which will control the sultan's future bor rowing. Herr von Radrtwltz and Count von Tat tenbach, the German delegates to the con ference, said Germany could not consent to France having control of the bink, as this would simply he another way of turning over the country to France. Then MM. Revolt and Regnault. the French envoys, two days ago dropped the bmk question and raised that of the police, upon whicn Germany also ins'sted upon the equal par ticipation in some form of all the [lowers giving a modified acceptance. There the discussion rests. In the mean time press campaigns have begun in both France and Germany In support of their re spective positions. A Political Crime. The crime beyond doubt was political. Chouknin had long been a marked man on account of his activity as commander of the Black sea fleet In repressing disorders. When the sentences lipposed on the sailor* for participation In the Odessa mutiny were before him for review formal notice was served on Chouknin to the effect that if he approved the death sentence he would ehare the same fate. Intimations that the terrorists were merely waiting for a favor able opportunity to kill him have reached the admiral several times since. The hand of the terrorists is now raised against all classes of officialdom, military and civil, which are called upon to curb the revolutionary movement. Various manifestations have taken place in the last three months and a number of officials have been killed on account of their prominence in subduing the agrarian uprising. ZENIA MAY RECOVER. District Man Who Fell Five Stories Through Elevator. Special Dispatch to The Star. NORFOLK, Va., February 10.?Louie Zenia of Washington, D. C., In charge of the National Mosaic Company's work on the new law building here, who fell five stories through an elevator shaft in that building yesterday, and who was thought to have been fatally injured, appeared today rot to have been so badly hurt by the fall as was at first thought. Ztr.ia complains of severe bruises about his body, from which he is suffering con siderably. but the physicians In charge of his case have not yet pronounced him In jured internally and it would now tho t he may recover. Zenla s brother ar rived here from Washington last "lidnl?^ and remained with the injured man throughout the remainder of the night and today. _ TO GIVE BATE A FAIR TRIAL. "Pennsy" Official's Opinion of the New Legislation. PITTSBURG, Pa., February 10. J- J Brooks, general counsel for the Pennsyl vania lines, said today that the company had no intention of contesting the 2-cent xate law passed by the Ohio legislature. "The law Is valid."' he said, "and the only thing we can do is to operate under it the best we can. We mean to give the 2-cent rate a fair trial. We do not wish to take oft trains, reduce the speed of train# or do anything else that will make the service poorer. -However, if we find that we cannot maintain service as good as at present and make a fair revenue from our passenger traffic we will prepare data and statistic* which we will present to the legislature at its next session and will ask for the repeal or modification of the 2-cent law. It la probable that Ohio will have a railroad commission by that time, and the matter ought to be referred to that body. W e shall make no protest against the law If we can make a fair revenue under It." Election of Biggins' Successor. Special Dispatch to The Star. NORFOLK, Va., February 10.?Adjt. Gen. Nalle today fixed Monday, February 19, as the time and Norfolk. Va., aa the place for tho election of a successor to Col. Alexander M. Higglns, the de ceived commander of the Tlst Virginia Regiment. Lieut. Col. C. C. Vaughan, jr., of FrankMn wUl. It Is declared, be elected, but Mai. T. J. Nottingham of Norfolk Is menUoned. Maj. Nottingham will likely Lieut. Co!. Vaughan and Capt. B. W Solomontky will In this event be made major. With the elecUon of Col. Vaughan, Cfcpt. C. L. Wrright of Norfoih ~-'tl be con tinued as chief of regimenal staff.