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A bill relieving; tobacco growers from all
taxes in the sale of loaf tobacco wa? passed %-lthout objection, baring been called up by 3Mr. Dalsell. The Indian bCl. carrying 17.785.528, was then tiken up. and Mr. Sherman (N. T.) ex pla lned Its provisions. No change* In policy had been made with reference to the red man. said Mr. Sherman. The rummlttee had been most liberal In providing for education. "The one condition we And mentioned In oil reports of agents," said Mr. Sherman, "which comes to us from all sections of the country, ts an outcry that liquor does more to damage the Indian than any other single element." "What have you done?" asked Mr. Ste phens (Texas.) "Aside from the rest-alnt exercised by the Indian police, we liave appropriated $10,000 ns an added amount to prevent tlie sale of liquor to Indians." replied Mr. Sherman. Mr. Stephens asserted that express com panies and railroads carried liquor Into the Indian Territory. Having Jurisdiction Over interstate commerce. Mr. Stephens declared It the duty of Congress to put an end to this traffic. Mr. Sherman explained that this was a natter outside the Jurisdiction of the In dian committee. Representative Lecey of Iowa Indulged in i an elaborate stand-pat tariff argument. Mr. iAcey hit the reciprocity and favored nation proposition a hard crack and paid lils respects In similar kind to everything else offered by the opponents of the stand pat Idea. Addressing himself to those "who would not stand pat even In a clover field." Mr. I.acey took occasion to express himself on t!ie subject of the German tariff. He took the position emphatically that the United States could not afford to sacrifice her com merce with Great Rritnln In order to win German markets by tariff concessions. He Illustrated this by figures showing ?how little we sell to Germany In compari son with Great Rrltatn, and how little -we sell to Great Britain In compari son with our own home market. Eighty seven per cent of the products of our farms, he said, find a market at home. He reviewed conditions in many Indus tries and localities and comnared the pres ent prosperity with the hard times of tariff agitation. "The worklngman's business In 1M>4." he said, "could not be classed as a trade. It was a 'walk In life'?In search of work. "Now the manufacturer Is prosperous. The miner Is well employed. The farmer of the north and the planter of the south ?ro enjoying better conditions than at any time in their history. Conditions certainly conduce to a cheerful optimism. In Iowa farm land has increased In value under the Dinglew law loO per cent, and the f*ut put of the Iowa factories for 1905 was tl00.572.313, as shown by the recent census bulletin. "A pessimist has been well defined as a 'man who, when It comes to a choice be tween two evils, takes both of them.' The tariff reformers tried to prove an alibi in l.MVM. lmt the people found them guilty and returned ihe party of protection once more to power." A Gratifying Prediction. Mr. Sherman closed his explanation wlttl the prediction that the time would come -rhen the great body of the Indian people of this continent would be self-supporting along lines of Industry to which they are beat adapted. Comparing the increase In the products of the farm and factory and the value of productive and Industrial property under high and low tariffs, Mr. Rucker (Me.) drew the conclusion that the lower the tariff the greater had been the Increase of wealth: that since 1K50 the tariff had been made higher and higher and the increase of prod-Jctlon had been less and less. RUSSIA'S NEW REGIME NOTABLE MANIFESTO ISSUED AT ST. PETERSBURG TODAY. FT PETERSBURG, March (V?An impe rial manifesto and ukases relating to the reorganization of the council of the empire and changes in the constitution of the na tional douma as promulgated October 30 were published today. Tie manifesto announces that the two bodies composing the parliament, the coun cil of the empire and the national assembly will Vie convoked and prorogued annually by Imperial ukase. The council of the empire will consist of an ential number of elected members and members nominated by the emperor. Ho Mi bodies will have equal leglslativa p iwers in initiating legislation and In other matters, and only measures passed by both bodies may be submitted for Imperial eanc tion Both bodies may annul the election of any of their members. The manifesto conclude? with the declara tion that the emperor firmly hopes that ihc participation of representatives of the pfople In the government will contribute to the economic welfare of the empire and strengthen the unity of Russia. The ukases declare that the elective mem ber- of the council of the empire are eligible for a period of nine years. One third of them will be re-elected trlennlally. Each zemstvo Is privileged to elect a member, six members will be returned by the holy synod of the orthodox church, six by the Academy of Sciences of universities, twelve by the bourses of commerce and In dustry. eighteen by the nobility and six by the landed proprietors of Poland. All the members of the council must be forty years old and baccalaureates. The president and vice president will be ap lnted by the emperor. Elective mem rs will receive $12.50 dally during the ses sion. The sittings of both the national assem 11> and the council of the empire will be 1 .bl!.' and the closure of a debate may be v' ted by a majority. Ministers will be eligible to election to the national assembly. !.:iws voted by the two bodies will be submitted for Imperial sanction by the president of the council of the empire. The members of both bodies are Immune frcm arr> st during the session, except By permission of the bodies to which they be long unless guilty of Ilagrant offenses. WILL LET OFF SHEPARD. Execution of Prison Sentence Post poned?Influence at W or?. Ul Cablegram to The Star. I' vRIS, March 8.?M. Chaumls, minister of Justice, signed last Friday an order of general delay on the procureur general In definitely postponing the execution of the sentence of imprisonment against Elliott T. Bbepard. The order reached the pro cureur general last evening Shepard Is still unaware of the clemency thus sliowu Kim. and will present himself for the pur pose of entering upon his term of Impris enment on the expiration next Monday of the short additional delay obtained recently for him by Ambassador McCormlck. The Star representative today consulted M.litre I>e mange, the advocate who repre sented ("apt. Dreyfuss on his trial, and lie explained that such an order as the min ister of? Justice has gTanted usually sig nified that the authorities Intended to grant a full pardon Maltre Demange is of the opinion thnt Influential persons have solic ited u. pardon Mr. Shepard called at the Amerl> <n embassy today. FLYER STRUCK STREET CAR. One Pei-son Killed and a Dozen In jured at Akron. $l> etui !>Ui>atch to The Star AKRON, Ohio. March 6?The New York f>er on the Erie railroad, east bound, running sixty miles an hour, struck a street .-ar here this morning, demolishing the car. One person was killed and a dozen were injured Conductor Watson takes the blame for the aechlent. as he crossed the track and signaled the motorman to go a,.ead. Me discovered the flyer when it was loo late. Iowa Miners Take No Action. DKS MOINES. Iowa, March 0.?District No. 13, Iowa Mine Workers of America, w ho have been In Joint conference with the operators, adjourned today without taking action In regard to a new scale of wages It was decided to await the action of the National Association, April 1. and abide by that decision. Iowa operators and miners are firm in their opinions relative to a :Ve. and are unwilling to yield a point ,Ij. u: ninent mas taken today until Uarch JO. FULLMILITART HONOR Arrangements for the Funeral of General Schofield. BODY TO ARRIVE TONIGHT Services at St. John's Church Tomor row Afternoon. TROOPS FROM FORT MONROE Ceremonies at Arlington?Honorary Pallbearers?Action of Former Comrades. By direction of Secretary Taft, full mlll itary honors will be paid to the memory of Lieut. Gen. John M. Schofield, U. S. A., retired, on the occasion of his obsequies in this city tomorrow afternoon. Lieut. Gen. Bates, chief of staff, was placed in charge of the arrangements and completed them this afternoon. According to information received here today, the funeral party will arrive here from St. Augustine tonight at 10:20 o'clock over the Southern railway and will be met at the Oth street station and taken in charge by a guard of honor consisting of sixteen men and a commissioned officer from the battalion of engineers at the Washington barracks. Religious services will be held at St. John's Church, lflth and TI streets, tomor row afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Bishop Mackay Smith officiating. Pews at the church will be reserved for the President, members of his cabinet, members of the dtplofnatlc corps and prominent officials and delegations from the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, the Society of the Army of the Ohio, the Loyal Legion and the Grand Army of the Republic, of all which organizations General Schofield was an honored member. The Military Escoit. The military escort will be that pre scribed by the army regulations for a de ceased Secretary of War, an office held by Gen. Schofield In 1808 and 1809, and will consist of a regiment (twelve companies) of dismounted troops, one squadron of cav alry and two batteries of field artillery. The foot troops will consist of four com panies of engineers from Washlngtn bar racks. ^ six companies of coast artillery from Fort Monroe anil two companies of coast artillery from Fort Washington. The squadron of cavalry and the two batteries of field artillery will be supplied by the post at Fort Myer. The usual riderless horse and accoutrements, the caisson and the body bearers, consisting of eight non commissioned officers, will also be provided by that post. Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Barry, president of the War College and assistant chief of staff, will have command of the escort. When the funeral cortege arrives at Fort Myer an artillery salute of 17 guns?a salute for a Secretary of War-will be fired. The usual military ceremonies will be held at the Ar lington National cemetery, including the sounding of taps at the grace. A prominent site has been selected for the grave on the beautiful slope in front of the historic old Lee mansion, overlooking the capital cit> near the graves of Gen. Sheridan and Gen.' Wheeler. Honorary Pallbearers. The following Is a list of the gentlemen Invited to serve as honorary pallbearers: Secretary Taft. Secretary Root, in his capacity as ex-Secretary of War; ex-Secre tary Alger, ex-Secretary Proctor, ex-Seere tary Elkins, Admiral Dewey, Lieut. Gen. Bates, Gen. G. M. Dodge, Gen. Joseph H Wilson, Gen. Wesley Merritt, Gen. J. P. Sanger, Gen. Thomas M. Vincent and Gen W. M. Wherry. Owing to ill-health Ad miral Dewey will not l>e able to serve as a pallbearer and Rear Admiral Remey has been invited to represent the navy at the obsequies. The death of Gen. Schofield leaves sur viving but two officers who commanded army corps in the civil war by presidential designation, namely. Gens. Howard and Sickles. Eight others survive who com manded army corps, but not by presidential designation, namely. Gens. Dodge. Grlerson, Merritt. Miles. Osterhaus Svhurz, Stahel and Wilson. Action of Former Comrades. Gen. Grenvllle M. Dodge, president of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, is sued an order yesterday afternoon. In which Is named the following committee to represent the society at the funeral serv ices of Gen. Schofield tomorrow: Gen. John C. Black, MaJ. Vespasian Warner. MaJ. William Warner, Capt. J. A. T. Hull, Col. W. P. Hepburn, Capt. E. H. Parsons. Col. O. D. Kinsman, Col. R. H. Tllton. Capt. J. E. White. Gen. Maxwell V. Z. Woodhuli. Mrs. John A. Logan, Mrs. John C. Black and Mrs. C. A. Hovey. This committee Is requested to meet Gen. Dodge in front of the church fifteen min utes before the time appointed for the serv ices. The local organization of the Army of the Tennessee In Washington city and all comrades of that army have been In vited to join the society In taking part in the funeral services. George Redway. local vice president of the Society of the Army of the Ohio, ha9 Issued a special order notifying the soclety of the death of Gen. Scho-fleld, president of the society. The order continues: "As a mark of respect, members of the society will, as far as possible, join In pay ing tribute to the memory of the noble dead by attending the services at the church. The following named committee Is specially designated to represent the so ciety and are requested to meet, In con Junction with a similar committee of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, in front of the church at fifteen minutes be fore the time appointed for the services: Gen. Thos. J. Henderson, Gen. John G. Foster, Gen. O. L. Spauldlng. Cols. John A. Joyce. John MoElroy. Comrades J. G. Bur.hfle.l Maurice Pechln. N. N'. McCul loch and Theo. F. Brown." Order to Heads of Departments. "Corporal" James Tanner, commander in-chief of the Grand Army of the Repub lic. lias arranged with President Roosevelt for the issuance of an order to the heads of all departments of the government, in cluding the government printing office, ex cusing all veterans who desire to partici pate in the funeral ceremonies. These vet eran*, as well as all veterans of the civil war, whether employed or unemployed, are in vited to assemble at Grand Army Hall to morrow afternoon at 1:30. It Is the desire of local Commander En trlkin that as many as possible of the "old boys turn out to do honor to the general. Cnlforms will be worn, but those veterans who find It Inconvenient to appear In uni form need not let that deter them from being present. PROPOSED MODEL GAS PLANT. Chicago Company's Plans for Central ization of Business. CHH AGO. March fl. ?The People's Gas IJght and Coke Company !? to centralise the manufacturing of its gas In a gigantic plant In the southwestern [>art of Chicago, which, when completed, will be. It is said! the model gas manufacturing plant of the world. The project was made public yestorday. j The site lor the plant comprises 300 acres, located l>etween 3Ut and 30th street* and 40th and 4?tii avenues. It la bisected by the Chicago river and has a frontage of three-quarters of a mile on the drainage canal, thus giving ample water facilities. It nlao has excellent railroad connections. .The plant Is to be erected In units of lO.OUMXJO cubic feet daily capacity. It Is estimated that the cost of one unit will approximate 9a.wu,w>, and Inanameh as it thought probable that the conif^my will commence operations with the halting ot two units, the Initial expense will app:oxl mate *10.UUU.UUU. W THE P4L0KER8' HEARING camnr statistician du&avd besuMbd itakd at CHICAQO. CHICAGO. March 6.?E. Dana Durand. the Chief statistician of the bureau of cor porations, resumed the stand today in the packers' trial. The cross examination was again taken up by Attorney William J. Hynes, representing Swift & Co. The examination went into the informa tion secured by the government from the packers and covered ground which has been gone over in previous examinations. LIKE THE HEYBUBN BILL. Pure Food Measure Adopted by the House Committee. After a conference lasting more than eight hours the Mouse committee on inter state and foreign commerce agreed on a pure food bill yesterday which will be fa vorably reported to the House. In many respects it is like the Heyburn bill passed by the Senate, and the committee agreed to let It have the name and number of that measure, but amended It by adding some provisions of the Heyburn bill and sugges tions of members of the House committee. Only three members of the committee? Representatives Adamson of Georgia. Bart lee of Georgia and Russell of Texas?opposed the bill. They announced their intention to prepare a minority report on the ground that the measure is an assumption of the police powers of the state by the rational government. Representative Mann of Illi nois will prepare the majority report on the bill. One of the most vital amendments to Hie Heyburn bill is a provision that in fixing standards of food products for the guid ance of officials charged with administering food laws the Secretary of Agriculture shall also consult the committee on food standards of the Association of State Dairy and Food Departments. FOB CIVIC BEFORMS. Delegates From Many Sections at New York Meeting. NEW YORK. March 6.?Delegates from every section of the country were present today at the opening of the second na tional conference for the reform of the primary and election laws and corrupt practices acts, under the auspices of the National Civic Federation. Oscar 8. Straus, president of the conference, opened the meeting with an address on "Reform of the Primaries and Election Laws." He de clared that there Is no subject today of more vital concern to the people of this country, irrespective of party affiliations, than that the principles of popular govern ment shall be handed down from genera tion to generation pure and undeflled. "The brave and fearless conflict between honest and dishonest politics has seldom, if ever," he said, "won so signal and precious victories for the moral law as was achieved by Gov. Folk of Missouri, by Mayor Weaver of Philadelphia, by Senator Colby in New Jersey, by Jerome in New York and by the prosecuting attorney in Boston and by similar victories against long-entrenched bossism under the stimulating helpfulness and uncompromising attitude of Secretary Bonaparte in Maryland and Secretary Taft in Ohio." Mr. Straus said the people generally had been aroused by these victories and from this awakening has resulted a "renewed efTort to break the chains of boss rule and to reclaim their rights as members of their party and as free and independent Ameri can citizens." Mr. Straus Introduced as the presiding officer of the session Jostah Quincy, former mayor of Boston. Mr. Quincy said he believed most of the reforms in the election system could be traced to the Australian ballot law, which dates back not more than fifteen years. Horace E. Demlng, delegate of the City Club of New York, discussed "Elective Of fice in a Representative Democracy." THE BAILBOAD ACT OF 1877. First Interpretation Begarded Victory for Labor Men. CHICAGO, Mairch 6.?The contention Oif the Employers' Association that all vio lence growing out of the strike could be punished under the railroad act of 1877 was overruled by Judge Honore yesterday in the cases of Fred Olson and Frank Shorn, members of the Janitors' Union, w<ho were accused of assaulting two non union Janitors during: the strike two years ago. The decision Is the first authoritative in terpretation of the act by a court of record and is regarded by labor men as an im portant legal victory. Attorneys for the Employers' Association have contended that any interference with the business of a firm or individual could be punished under the act. During the teamsters' strike last summer Jerry MoCarty, business agent of the teamsters' union, was held to the crim inal court by Justice Dooley under the aot. The law, Which was passed immediately after the railroad strikes of 1877, forbids interference with the business of any rail road, corporation, or cimvpany, or with any other individual or firm. The attorneys for the unions argue that the Intent of the legislature was to protect railroad companies and the words "other firm or individual" were put in to make the act constitutional and not class legis lation. Olson and Shorn were Indicted under the railroad act and also for assault with a deadly weapon. They will be tried only on the latter charge. THE POBTO BICAN BISHOFBIC. Important Question Baised Over Fill ing of the Vacancy. ROME, March 6.?The vacancy In the bishopric of Porto Rico through the ap pointment of the Rt. Rev. James H. Blenk as archbishop of New Orleans has given rise to a most Important ecclesiastical question, namely, whether Porto Rico Is under the Jurisdiction of the congregation of the propaganda or under the congrega tion of extraordinary ecclesiastical affairs. With the exception of Canada and the United States, which are under the congre gation of the propaganda, aa they were originally missionary lands, the remainder of the North American continent is undar the congregation of extraordinary eccle siastical affairs, being originally Spanish or Portuguese colonies. This was the caso with Porto Rico, but having been annexed to the United States, decisions of the eccle siastical council of Latin America lately were held not to have extended to forto Rico. tt was considered that the Island was governed, as is all of .the United States, by the regulations of the council or Baltimore. The nomination of the new bishop will der lnltely settle the question, which has con siderable significance both from an eccle siastical and financial point of view. Car dinal Gotti. prerect or tne congregation of the propaganda, and Cardinal Merry del Val, the papal secretary or state, have ex changed communications on the subject. St Vincent People Happy. KINGSTOWN, Island of St. Vincent, Sat urday. March 3.?The memorable constitu tional demonstration of the Inhabitants of St. Vincent in November last has had good results. The people's address to King Ed ward has been answered. Unofficial mem bers of the local legislature are being ap pointed and the proposal for a fiscal union between St. Vincent and Grenada has been withdrawn. Held for Incident live Years Ago. MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. March 6.?Mrs. Emma Bond is under arrest here awaiting the action of the authorities of Baltimore, Md. About five years ago a girl died in j Baltimore as a result of an operation. The physician who performed the operation is now serving a penitentiary sentence. Mrs. Bond, it is alleged, was connected with the case. She has lived here during the past five years. On the occasion of her marriage recently she came to the notice of the police, who looked up her record, i I IN COUHT OF APPEALS CASB or THOMAS M. FIELDS ABGUBD BY COU Haiti, TODAY. The District Court of Appeals today heard ai(tim?Dts of counsel in tfce case of Thomas M. Fields, the local attorner con victed of the alleged embesxlement of near ly H?,000, which came Into his hands aa.one of tiie fecelvers of the defunct Beneficial Endowment Association. The appellant, in his brief, sets forth fif ty-six assignments of error alleged to have been committed by the trial Judge Two of the principal assignments of er ror deal with the ownership of the money alleged to have been embezzled and with the refusal of the trial Judge to quash the In dictment on the ground that the statute had no application because passed after the money had come into the receiver's hands. As to the ownership of the money, the appellant declares that the endowment as sociation went out of existence ten years before the indictment, and In support of the contention thst the ownership could not be in a defunct corporation counsel for Fields have prepared in their brief a "deadly" parallel. On one side they quqte from an opinion of Justice Cox, then presiding in the Dis trict Supreme Court, rendered in INSKi, which held that the corporation had dis solved itself from an opinion of the Court of Appeals in 18)7, that "the corporation had dissolved Itself; from a report of the Dis trict auditor confirmed by the District Su preme Court, that the association was not an existing corporation, but was dissolved and dead, and from another opinion of the appellate court rendered March 3, 190tf, holding that the association had gone out of existence. In opposition to these opinions they quote from Justice Wright at the trial: "If the corporation ever was in existence then it Is utterly immaterial whether that corporation was continuing to exercise the function of a corporation so long as It never was formally dissolved by Judicial proceedings, concerning which there Is no proof." Prior to the adoption of the code It was no offense In the District of Columbia for a receiver to embezzle or take any money held by him. The code made embezzlement -by receiver or trustee a criminal offense. Counsel for Mr. Fields contend that as the money came into his hands before the code went into effect, even If he did embezzle It, which they deny, he could not be held criminally. Attorneys Frank J. Hogan and John C. Gittlngs are representing Mr. Fields In the appellate court, and Assistant United States Attorney J. S. Easby-Smith Is appearing for the government by special assignment of the Department of Justice. GREENE-GAYNOR TRIAL TESTIMONY ADMITTED OF WIT NESSES NOW DECEASED. SAVANNAH, Ga., March 6.?On conven ing court today in the Greene and Gaynor trial Judge Speer rendered his decision admitting the testimony given before Commissioner Shields in New York by witnesses now deceased when the removal of the defendants from that Jurisdiction to the Jurisdiction of this court was sought. Judge Speer said: "The witnesses all died during that period in which the accused had absented themselves from the Jurisdiction of the court and while the government was re sorting to judicial proceedings in order to secure their return from Canada, to which they had repaired. "Had the case been brought to trial at the time when it was originally assigned all of these witnesses were In life and all might have testified. The contention of counsel for the defense Is utterly, inconsistent with the exigencies of society and reduced to Its last analysis might even exclude on the trial the dying declarations of the Innocent victim of unprovoked and secret murder or nunamable outrage." The Testimony Bead. Thomas F. Barr read the testimony of the deceased witnesses, that of Thomas J. Agnew being first. Agnew testified as to trouble he had experienced in se curing specifications for the Cumberland Sound contract, and finally he said he had to resort to his family physician and get him to make application for the spec ifications. Edward H. and John F. Gay nor, he said, had offered him $500 not to bid. When he would not accept Edward H. Gaynor at the last ^noment picked up from Carter's desk one bid and sub stituted another therefor. When the bids were read they did not contain the names of the Gaynors as bidders. The bid substituted by Gaynor, District Attorney Erwln contended, "was pre pared by M. A. Connolly, Carter's secre tary, who forged the name of Anson M. Bangs, who was awarded the contrac'-'* This bid, it was held, was kept in readi ness to meet the emergencies' demand should Agnew persist in his determina tion to bid. The price bid for mattressos, Agnew had said, was about one-half what Greene & Gaynor had previously bid, the eleventh hour bid having made the reduction. Tried to ^hill Venable. The testimony of the late W. H. Venable of Atlanta showed how Carter had en deavored to "chill" Venable'a determination to bid on the Cumberland sound work. John F. Gaynor, he said, had tried to make him turn over his specifications. Gaynor tell ing him he (Gaynor) had the others, where upon Venable told Gaynor he would not boa Venable told Gaynor he would not be. a j party to any conspiracy. Gaynor, he Bald, told him he had two sets of bids. One was $^00,000 lower than the other, and it j was the low one he purposed putting In In the event an unexpected btdder should ap- I pear. This, Gaynor said, he had often done. The testimony of the late Charles Van J Dsventer, a New York bond broker, was read, showing his purchases of railroad bonds for O. M. Carter. This had not been concluded when the court adjourned until tomorrow. TOO LATE TO SAVE HER LIFE. Woman Died After Days of Suffering ?Faith Curist. CHICAGO. March a?Mrs. Edna H. Tur ner, a believer in the doctrines of Alexander Dowle, and who was attended, after several days of acute suffering, by a physician acting under the orders of the city board of health, died today. Attention of the authorities was called to the case yesterday by neighbors of the woman, wflio declared that her moans could be heard in the street, but that her hus band refused to call a physician because such action is forbidden by the faith of the DowleKee. Date yesterday the physician who was sent to the Turner home by the board of health relieved tihe woman's sufferings by au operation, but It was too late to save her life. RANCHES SWEPT BY FLAMES. Heavy Loss by Prairie Fire in West ern Texas. Special Dlapatcb to The Stir. AUSTIN. Tex., March 6.?MaJ. George W. Llttlefleld of Austin today received a tele gram saying that a prairie fire had swept over his ranch of 2WW00 acres of pasture lands, situated In western Texas, near the New Mexico line, destroying all of the grass and burning 280 head-of his cattle to death. The fire destroyed much ranch property in that section. The total losses are placed at $1,000,000. Nine Months for Stealing Bicycle. Thomas Dorsey, colored, fell Into the clutches of the police on a charge of the larceny of a bicycle from Samuel Thomas. Dorsey was tried on the charge before Judge Kimball in the Police Court this morning, and was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in the District JalL SUSAN B. ANTHONY ILL BT7PTE*nro AT HXR HOKE OT ROCHZ8TXR WITH PNXTTXOirXA. ROCHBSTKR. If. Y., March ?.-Mlss Susan B. Anthony la seriously 111 at her home here of pneumonia., which developed on her return from her recent visit to Washington. Her physician. Dr. Marsena 8. Richer, said today: "Miss Anthony's left lung is now affected by pneumonia. Her right lung has prac tically cleared. "As the result of r.ausea last night she became very weak, but she rested well from 1 until fi o'clock this morning. She Is still unable to retain nourishment, and conse quently Is very weak. Of course, these conditions In Miss Anthony's case are seri ous. We hope that her constitution, which has been vigorous even In old age, will carry her through to an Jmproved con dition soon. "It Is difficult to say now what the change may be. This morning she was able to breathe with less labor than yes terday." Miss Anthony resides with her sister. Miss Mary S. Anthony, in a small frame house at 17 Madison street in this city, a home provided for her years ago by devoted friends. Miss Mary Anthony keeps house with the assistance of a maid. Miss Susan B. Anthony occupies her time, when well, with a large amount of correspond ence and with reading and sewing. She Is a persistent reader of newspapers, the drift of events the world over inter esting her constantly. She has many call ers, persons from all over the world. She is deeply appreciative of the homage paid to her in later years in contrast to the calumny of other days. She is eighty-six years old. For a long time Miss Anthony has not been in robust health. Her heart action is not normal and she has suffered lately much from neuralgia. She has been ill since she returned from the national suf frage convention in Baltimore last month. She contracted a cold which aggravated her neuralgia and soon afterward pneu monia set in. She has been under the care of her physician, a woman. Mrs. Marsena Sherman-Ricker, for more than two weeks. Unfavorable Symptoms Developed. From her bedside daily have come reports that the physician's treatment was holding the disease in check, but this week more unfavorable symptoms developed and there was less hope that her illness would termi nate speedily. Many expressions of sym pathy are received daily at the Anthony home. Miss Anthony was In Washington on Feb ruary 15, her 88th birthday, to attend a cel ebration In her honor at the Church of Our Father. Rev. Anna Shaw presided. Addresses were made by representatives and letters of congratulation were read from President Roosevelt and others. Miss Anthony in an address expressed the wish that the men woud do something besides congratulate. "I would rather have President Roosevelt say a word to Congress for the cause of woman suffrage than to praise me endless ly," she said. SUFFERING IN JAPAN. Intense Cold Prevails In the Famine Stricken District. The secretary or the American National Red Cross has received Information from Japan that the Intense and unprecedented cold in northern Japan hag greatly in creased the suffering in the famine-stricken provinces. Millet Is being bought with some of the relief funds, as that is cheaper than rice. The food Is given out In dally portions, so that none of It will be wasted, and It is llrst given to tne old, the sick, those who are unable to work, and the children. Many persons have starved to death or died of the cold, and it Is certain there will be many more deaths In the next few months. The secretary of the American National Red Cross has been In formed that the governors of Massachu setts and Nebraska have issued special ap peals in the papers of those states for tne Japanese famine relief fund. DR. PALMER'S MISSION. Will Look for New and Valuable Plants in Mexico. Dr. Edward Palmer, botanist, explorer and food plant expert of the Department of Agriculture, has left for Mexico, where he will go over the tableland coun-try with a flne-tooth comb, so to speak, in search of new and strange plants that may be usefully Introduced Into the United States. Dr. Palmer has several plants in mind that he thinks would be useful in this country. Among them he has, a.t the risk of mixing up with the W. C. T. U., mentioned the agave, out of which the natives make their pulque, a sort of beer. Worse than that, they distill the Interior and make mescale out of it. which when mixed with gervansa beans will Induce the most delirious, fighting, shooting and stab bing drunk known to science. There are more pacific uses for the plant, however, as the heart, roasted, is very good and harmless eating, tasting more or less like a bath sponge cooked In thick syrup. Dr. Palmer before leaving said he had his eye on some other plants that may be useful. Creosote weed, which grows in profusion on the uplands. Is said to make one of the finest hair restorers known, and will Induce a thick growth on the slick side of a saddle. Mesqulte beans are nu tritious, although unpalatable, and there is a variety of cactus on the tableland that Is used much by the natives as a plaster for boils and Is reputed to be able to draw a load of hay up a hill. Then there may be other results from the expedition, even rumors of which have not reached the United States. Dr. Palmer expects to be gone some months and when he comes back promises to have a vegetable collection comprising everything of value In the mesa region of Mexico, so that this country will be able to enforce full Dingley rates on botanical products from the southern re public without fear of reprisal. SENATE SECRETARY RESIGNS Col. C. H. Livingstone Leaves to Go Into Private Business. Col. Colin H. Livingstone, for six years secretary of the Senate committee on inter state commerce, has resigned that position in order to give his entire attention to ex tensive business Interests with which he Is connected. Col. Livingston has been associated with Senator Elldns. chairman of the committee on Interstate commerce, for over eleven years. During this time he has gradually developed outside business, which now claims his entire attention. He is vice president of the American National Bank of this city; vice president of the Great Falls and Old Dominion Rail way Company, Just beginning to operate between Georgetown and Great Falls; president of the Washington and Virginia Real Estate Company, owning the town of Livingstone Heights, Va, Beside those interests Col. Livingstone has just bought the Washington golf links for the pur pose of subdivision, at the town of Ross fyn. Va. He also has extensive Interests in coal lands in West Virginia which demand a portion of his time for their development. Col. Livingstone Is widely known among railroad men in the country, and Is a rec ognised authority on railroad affairs. He will continue to be associated with Senator Elkins in his political campaigns in West Virginia. To Invite President to Chicago. Special Dispatch te Tha Star. CHICAGO. Marcfh 6.?Mayor Donne will go to Washington on April S to Join with a delegation of tha League of Amsrtosn Mu nicipalities In inviting President Roosevelt to visit Chicago next September, when the congress of mayors is to be held here. Mayor R- J. Rhett of Charleston. & C.. is sow msMng preparations for the Washing ton trip, and the mayors of an the larger American cities will ho requested to attend. LAWYERS ARGUE TO THE JliRf (Continued from First Page.) transaction* of George E Green and Ms relations with Beavers as ?!>own by tne evidence. He propounded and anawerea tbe same general question# as to Ureen which he had done as to Beavers. Ban ning with the friendly relations ^ Green and Beavers. Mr. Baker traced the financial dealings between the two. as shown by the checks, bank books and de jjosir slips offered In evidence. To show that no doutot could exist as to the friendship of the two men. Mr. BaKer read the letter from Green to the tnen first assistant postmaster general urging the promotion of Beavers as my goo? friend." , . The Tnlted States attorney, by reference to the chart of tabulated financial Hons, directed the minds of the Jurors along the whole course of the testimony, beginning with business dealings In May. 15X10. which were admitted by the for tho purpose of showing the prior rela tions between Green and Beavers. ???rt He discussed each of the alleged overt acts, declaring that the defense had pro duced nothing?not a scintilla of evlde"?? excepting "good cliaracter' -to a"9*er array of facts and figures set forth Ini whit the government considered the deaaiy parallel" on the chart. Eleven Overt Acts. In the course of his presentation Mr. Baker told the Jury that while there were eleven counts in the Indictment, charging so many overt acts, there was but one crime, that of conspiracy, to l>e considered. He concluded speaking at noon by calling upon the jury to recognise the weighty duty resting upon each man In the jur> box and expressing the conviction that tne solemn obligation would be well performed. formed. _ , . Mr. John B. Stanchfleld of counsel for ' the defense followed the United States at torney. In opening he referred to his P*r" sonal friendship for the defendant, asking tne Jury to consider with leniency anj seeming irregularity In his conduct In the trial Into which his feelings may have be trayed liim. There are two classes of evi dence before the Jury, he said, one class outside the record and another Inside the record. He was not at all sollcltous M to the evidence of the former category, tout his concern and Year was that the other class might work unjustified harm to the ^ile dVd not seek to wipe out the A*11""* arrayed, but he denied the Inferences al leged by the government. Mr. Stanchfleld agreed with the United States attorney as to the secrecy of crime, and especially that of conspiracy This very fact. !he said, lent strength to the defense, for he declared that Green's transactions with Beavors had taken place along the ordinary channels of business. Importance of Letters. Continuing his argument, Mr. Stanchfleld denied that the government liad substanti ated the Importance claimed for the letters of the Post Office Department ordering time-recording devices and bearing the In Itials "G. W. B." All of the evidence along this line, counsel declared. more than that Beavers Performed a per functory service In passing "Pon theorde? Mr. Stanchfleld referred in ?"ler S,au. tic terms to the testimony of rormer Post .raster General Robert J attributed bias and prejudice on the part ?Eacli of the overt acts set forth in theln dlctment was discussed In deta;il by ?~oun stl Referring to the several checks he asked how It could be known that these papers had not passed through other hands in their transmission from Green to Beavers. Important Connecting Links. The government, the speaker said, had not attempted to furnish those Important connecting links, but had asked the Jury to strain at unreasonable and unlikely con clusions. Counsel said that the govern ment, in its proof, had not measured up to the indictment which the defense was ^lled Into court to answer. The government, *! declared, had not made a case that the defense was required to answer He closed with a forceful appreciation or the testimony which had been offered to prove the honesty, integrity and fair name ?Fomerf8^or John M. Thurston then addressed the Jury. He was "Peking at a late hour this afternoon. The final presen tation for the defense will be m^e tornor row morning by Attorney A. 8. Worthing ton The argument of the government will be closed by MaJ. Holmes Conrad. Charge Before the Jury. Prayers for Instructions to the Jury In the case of George E. Green were considered by Justice Gould until after 4 o'clock yes terday afternoon. Before the adjournment counsel for the government elected to go to the Jury on the Indictment charging con spiracy to defraud the United States. The other Indictment, charging conspiracy to commit an offense, will not be considered by the Jury. When the matter was brought up Justice Gould indicated the opinion that Green could not be tried again on the last named indictment. Mr. W orthlngton. of counsel for the defense, gave notice that at the proper time he would move to have the indictment quashed. As to the time to be allowed counsel for final addresses to the Jury the court said no special limitation would be imposed, only It was taken for granted that no un reasonably long presentations would be made and that neither side would ms.ke more than two speeches. Instructions for Prosecution. The court has granted the following in structions prayed for by the government: The Jury is Instructed if they find from the evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Beavers, as superintendent of the divi sion of salaries and allowances, was charg ed by the postal regulations with consid eration of allowances for supplies, includ ing time recorders, and the allowances of claims for the same, and was required to exercise all possible care to guard the In terests of the United States In making the purchases as cheaply as possible, and that Green was president of the International Company, which was selling clocks to the postal department; that Green knew Beav ers and that Green did promise and atree with Beavers, In behalf of the company, to pay him a commission of 10 per cent for all clocks ordered through his procurement, then the Jury are Instructed as a matter of law that the defendant Is guilty of a cor. splracy to defraud the United States, and their verdict Bhall be guilty us Indicted, or guilty on those counts where the overt acts have been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. ? . If the Jury find Green was president of the International Company, and its agent, and that Green agreed to pay Beavers 10 per cent and the agreement was made by Green for the benefit of his company, the Jury are Instructed that any promise and agreement made by Green was in law the promise and agreement of the company. Even if the Jury should be satisfied by the evidence that the defendant and Bearers entered Into the conspiracy charged in the indictment on trial, and that one or more of the overt acts charged In the Indictment was committed by the defendant or by Reavers In pursuance of such agreement I was entered Into in the District of Colum bia.- or If they find that any one of the I overt acts acts charged in the indictment was committed In pursuance of such al tered conspiracy in the District of Colum bia, then the conspiracy would bo complete In the District. Asked for the Defense. Of the thirty-four Instructions asked by the defense ten were granted, some with modifications. In some instances Justice Gould stated that the points would be cov ered by the court's Instructions. Those granted at the Instance of tha defense fol l0That the presumption of inoocence con tinues with the defendant throughout the ?^Fhait In order to convict the defendant the Jury must be satisfied of his guilt beyond a r<Tha?*fflethrTunr And from the evidence that prior to the time charges against the drfendaat beoa?e public In 18M In the com munity la wtateb he had^pent his Uf? he had an excellent reputation as a man of honesty and Integrity, they should consider that tut as one of the subatantlre pieces of evidence In the case In his favor. That the only thing which the joy Is to i = la whether the defendant baa h?n proven beyond PwwMbl# doubt to br (ullt) of any at tk? charges made in th?> iudlrtmanta on trtal They ir? tto? to On termine or even consider whether the facta tend to ahow guilt or any other offansa or offenses. and hi determining whethar th<< evldenoe does eslatUilsh hie guilt beyond a reasonable doubt of any of the offenses charged In the Indictment* the Jorjr la to be governed by the Instructions of the court as to what Are the charges In the Indict ments on trial. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. The following instructions asked by the defense ware granted In connection with the second instruction on behalf of the gov ernment on the same question: That before the defendant can be convioted on either of the Indictments on trtal the Jury must be satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt, first, that whatever agreement wag made by the defendant with Beavers waa made by the defendant, not for himself, but os tensibly as the agent of the International Time Recording Company: and. second, that agreement was not that the defendant would pay money to Beavers, but that the International Time Recording Company would pay It. That the Jury Is Instructed in regard to rhe $1,000 check tranaactlon that there I* no charge In either of the Indictments on trfiU relating to thla alleged transaction ani. that the evidence in regard to It is to b considered only so far as It may tend to show the relations then existing between Green ami Beavers. That the court has admitted In this ms> other evidence as to the bank transaction of said Beavers; that this evidence Is to b< considered only so far as "If at all." It or any of It tends to show that the defendant paid to Beavers the amounts Involved, and If the Jury Is not satisfied by the evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Green made such payments to Beavers then such evi dence shall be wholly disregarded. That the defendant must be acquitted un less the jury la satUtied beyond a reason able doubt that the alleged conspiracy waa in fact entered into by Green and Beavers substantially In the terms of the agreement as stated In the Indictment. That the defendant cannot be found guilty unless the Jury Is satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the circumstances es tablished show that In conspiring with Beavers Green agreed that the International Time Recording Company should pay Bea vers. That Green's failure to produce papers connected with the cafe and which may have gone into.his possession Is not to be considered ?gain.<*t him. That even If the Jury is satisfied with the evidence that defendant Green and Beavers conspired as charged they must still acquit the defendant unless they are satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the conspiracy was entered Into In the Dis trict of Columbia, or that one or more of the overt acts charged In the Indictment was committed In the District of Columbia. DUE TO CARELESSNESS. Verdict of Jury Regarding Death of Terrell Phillips. The coroner's Jury which Inquired Into the cause of the death of Terrell Phillips, colored, who was killed yesterday morning by being crushed by a heavy cement form In the sewer being constructed ncroes 7th street through the Smithsonian Park, de cided that the fatal accident was "tha re sult of his own carelessness' and the con tractors. Gleason tk Bensinger. were haiil to be not responsible for IU.? death. The Inquest was held at the morgue ttila morning before Coroner J. Ramsay N'jvltt. and several eyewitnesses of the accident, fellow-workmen of the deceased, gave tes timony In accordance with the verdict as given. The jury were C. II. Dlekeinan, Frank K. Raymond, Thomas B. Walker, Walter 8 Barker. James A. K. Moore and Mayo C. Mitchell. APPEAL TO CARRINGTON. British Agriculturists and Canadian Store Cattle. LONDON, March 6.?Two hundred rep resentatives of the agricultural Interests appealed to the Earl of Carrlngton. presi dent of the board of agriculture, today against altering the law prohibiting tho lmporatlon of Canadian store cattle. They did not object to the importation of cattle to be slaughtered at the port of entry, but strongly opposed any step which might introduce disease Into British herds. The earl In a non-committal reply said the government was now in possession of the views of both sides and the cabinet there fore was In a position to decide the ques tion on Its merits with a full realization of the Importance of its decision to the live stock Industry of the country. REPORTS OP OFFICERS. Progress Noted by D. A. R. on Con tinental Kali. Mrs. Donald McLean, president general of the Daughters of the American Revolu tion, returned to the city yesterday and to day presided over the March meeting or the national board of administration, a large number of the membership being present. The morning session was given over to the reports of the national officers. Mrs. M. E. 3. Davis, treasurer general or the national society, made a detailed re port, showing that the funds of the so ciety are in good shape. The new contracts for Continental Memorial Hall are being pushed with vigor, It was stated, and the hall Is beginning to assume a finished ap pearance. It la reported as being already quite pre sentable. and the continental congress, which meets April M, will be much more comfortably situated than last year, al though the building will even then be far from completion. The report of the registrar general. Mrs. Jamelson. showed that 460 members have been added to tho national society slnco the February meeting of the board. The routine business of the society will occupy the attention of the board the re mainder of the day. It will probably be In session for several days, as there will be but one meeting before the convening of the continental congress in annual session' tn April. MINERS LEAVING FOR EUROPE. Thousands Quit Work in View of a Strike. NEW YORK. March 6.?More than i,ouO Hungarians and yiavs from the unthraclte coal regions attempted to obtain passage on the steamer Kaiser Withelm der Gross-, which sailed for Europe from Hoboken to day. Only 780 of the would-be passengers could be accommodated, and the others were forced to remain behind and await another steamer. The men said today that they were only the advance guard or thousands of their fellow-countrymen who 'will leave the coal fields within the next few weeks for their homes. They appeared to believe that a strike In the coal regions is certain to come, and said they have decided to go home to re main until the trouble Is settled. In their decision they said they were actuated part ly by a desire to keep out of trouble during the progress of a possible strike, and partly because in previous labor trouDles in the coal regions some of their countryman liav? been roughly used. To Prevent Tuberculosis. fcenator Adlee Introduced a bill In the Sen ate today for the suppression of tubercu losis In the District of Columbia. The bill provides that physicians, parents, nuraes and caretakers of patients suffering from tuberculosis In the District of Columbia shall promptly report to the health officer all oases of tuberculosis coming to their at tention. Under this bill It will be possible for the health officer to keep track of all cases of thla kind. Extensive provision la made for the dlsinfecUon of houses or rooms In which such pRlents have been treated, and It is mads unlawful for any person suffering from such disease to de posit sputa exeept under certain conditions which will avoid the spread of the disease. Proceedings for Divorce. Ann* D. Williams today began proceed ings In the District Supreme Court for a divorce from Treaevant Williams. They were married at Charleston. B. C.. April 5. IMS, and came to this city about tea years afterward. Infidelity is allied and a co respondent named. Attorneys Mlllan and Smith represent the oomplalnant.