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No. 16,600. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 190d-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR V) in, SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. hibHi OfflM, 11th Btrtft PiaatjiTialt Atiow. The Evening Stat Newsjptper Company. 0. E. KAHrr&AKlf. Pniiliot Ntw Tor t Office: Triboat Balldi&f. Ohlotfo Offlet: Trifcmt Btlldiaf. The Frmlng Star, with the Sunday morafnjc e<M tV'O. is delivered br carriers. on their own account, within the city at BO centa per month; wlthotit the tttiodaj morning edition at 44 cent* per month. Pt iLftll, po#tajTP prepaid: Dally. Sanday Included, one month, 60 ceat4. Dally. Snndar excepted, one rnontis, 50 centA. hatnrday Star, ooe year, 11.00. ffunday *Uar, one year, $1.60. J, Address Jury Today in Trial of George E. Green. GUMMING UP ARGUMENTS Decided Disposition Shown to Applaud the Speakers. CHECKED BY JUSTICE GOULD Consul General Wynne Referred to as "That Much-Abused Witness"? Evidence Reviewed. T lie task of presenting a final summary of all the evidence and of addressing the closing appeals to the jury in the trial of George I*.. Green, indicted for conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the Post Office Department irregularities, devolved today upon Mr. A. S. \\ orthington for the defense, and Major Holmes t onrad for the government. From In o'clock this morning until a IjiIc hour this afternoon the room of Criminal Court No. 1 was crowded with Interested spectators, who listened with the closest attention to the forceful pleas and convincing; reasoning of tlie opposing legal representatives. The jurors, who have never shown any evidences of flag ging interest at any stage of the long and tiresome trial, carefully followed the train of thought of each speaker, weigh ing and pondering every statement made. I The las* word for the defense was said ' shortly after noon by Attorney Worthing- j ton. At the close of his speech he was j warmly congratulated by hia friends. His presentation, man> present declared was j one of the most forct ful ever heard in the local court room. i Closed for the Government. Maj. Conrad becun li's address when court reconvened after the miJday ivot-.-s. HIh argument, delivered in Ii'h usual stylo. ! was t'owerful, whMe his recital of ficts j adduced on 11..? witness stand was In clour J and forceful sequence. He w is address- | ing the Jury at a late hour this afternoon. During till speech of Attorney Worthing ton this morning the interest of the soec t a tors gave evidence of transgressing the usual forms of the court At one time when a tilt oi r.ni.'d between Mr. Worthington and Maj Conrad over the testimony ot former Postmaster (General Wynne, the crowd made a show of applauding each parry and thrust of the legal champions. Justice Could speedily restored order, "i'he audience In the court room," he an nounced. "wl!! preserve order. If anv one Is observed applauding he will l>e brought before m< and dealt with according to law. ' Attorney Worthington began his address *'->n after court convened this morning. It appeared, said counsel that he could hardly expect to add anything to what his colleagues had said, but he had carefully pondered over the evidence last evening and hoped to be able to jiresent some phases of the case in such a way as to ass'st the Jur\ In reaching a just verdict. The jury must k.-e:> |n mind the character ef tli> defendant as shown on the witness stand. .Mr. Worthington declared, in Con sldering each contention of the government as to the existence of a fraudulent agree ment or the commission of fraudulent acts, lie added th. j-.iry must always ask: "|? it l?kei\ that sm-h a man would have been Built;, of the offense charged?" Alt \\ orthington told the jurors that tiiey 1,1 s' f'd.y ^-ttistled as to four proposi tions iH'foii- tl;e> could he justified in re tarains ? verdict <>f guilty He fe.t sure thf'' i ,i' ment was entirely supported ? ruction* of the court. These points !??? announced to In- as follows: "Fii.-!. yon inns' he sitlsried beyond a re, .nalde douht th:?t .Mr. Green agreed with Mr. Be i vers that the International Tin,* Recording Company would pay to Heiv.-rs a commission of 10 per cent on all ?ales of t.me :ecordlng devices to the l-ov emment. "Second, that the orders for the tlme-re cordmg (levies wen obtained through the pmeurHtnen- and liifluoice of Betvers. J.hlrd aMe: they h'ld entered Into 'nen: one or the other must have en'? ted Into some overt acf. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. i'ourth, that the government must satis fy you i? ,n(| reasonable doubt, either that the conspiracy wis entered into In the l'lstr.ct of c'??'umbia or that some one of the eleven overt acts were committed here." la king up the first proposition Mr. Worthlngto., sked if this agreement was made how was it that Beavers got only one-third of the money reptes<*nting the lo per cent commission? How WJK |t Uso asked the attorney, that Green wan re ceiving this money some years iKfore he lad anj transactions with Beavers concern ing the pur, ha*, of Hundy time recorders? Mr Worthington discussed the checks ind other tins nclal paper, from which t,,e fraTl'd" n" ***** "* Jl"'-V '? l,,f" <l fraudulent agreement H. severely erltl ciaed the contention that any such infer ence could t*. drawn from the mere counllnK of certain checks hearing only a vague re ?emhlance. As on instance of this cla?s of evidence he mentioned the claim of~'the prosecution that a suspicion of agreement could be read Into the figures ?170.01 on the ^e hand and ^OO! on the other. How was it, Mr Worthington asked, that Mr Green paid Mr. Beavers fjoo more th ' former had obtained himself? Influence of Beavers. As to the second proposition, that of the alleged procurement and influence of Beav er* In the purpose of clocks, Mr Worth ington declared that the government had absolutely failed to prove Its claims. The documentary evidence produced by the ffr?thev"h/1,1 ,lr i'"'1 ?fc?wn nothing rtiine ordered^ by B^reriatwaaeo?iina^ om"erKh Ih? lns.truct,,,n? of his superior officers. In one Instance, he said the ?rov er3thflHt.hid <? show that B?av nn , ^ *llfrn ,u upon himself to pass upon f" to ih? ? important transaction relat m Purchase of machine* This tos ? Worthington added, had proved had ^T^o'Vr, V* K?verament. 'for n I aL ? Introduction of evidence allowing that Mr. Beavers In every Instance proceeded under an order promulgated by u'? ??""??? ?< Counsel asked why the government had (Continued on Sixth Page!) RUSSIA'S m REGIME Vagueness in Manifesto Calling the Elections FOR NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Believed to Have Been Intentional by Officials. NO WRITTEN CONSTITUTION Interpellations of Ministry Restricted ?Some of the Comments on the Proposed Parliament. ST. PETERSBURG. March 7.?Although yesterday's manifesto and uka?e referring to the national assembly leave considerable vagueness regarding the exact status of the parliament under the new political scheme of the government?the vagueness, perhaps being intentional and intended for future definition according to the develop ment of events?it is made clear that Rus sia has not been granted a written consti tution. The cabinet, as in the German sys tem, remains quite Independent of the ma- j jorlty in parliament. The hope expressed after the manifesto of October 30 that the cabinet wou!d be responsible to the national assembly, after the British system, has not been realized. Even Interpellations of the ministers are restricted to alleged violations of the law and the apparent causes of events. The government believes it will control the new parliament and proposes to fight further concessions to the radical parties. That it expects to succeed Is evident by the fact that Premier Witte lias definitely eltanged Ms plans and will not retire on the opening of the national assembly. He had frequently declared that his task would be confined to tiding over the government till the representatives of the people were con voked, but having accompls-hed this task, the revolutionary storm having somewhat abated and conditions being altered, he has decided to continue at tin head of the gov ernment. His decision is expected to aid in the negotiation of the new foreign loan, of which the treasury stands in urgent need. Expropriation of Lands. Another subject removed from the con sideration of parliament, which was omit ted from last night's dispatch on the sub ject. is the expropriation of private lands, the compensation for which is a question which vitally affects the interests of the rich landed proprietors and the court, and which might even be interpreted to affect crown lands which parliament might de sire to appropriate for the benefit of the people. The newspapers' comment on the scheme reflects their political complexion. The Novoe Vremya considers it to be the real ization of a grand reform, while the Russ and radical organs accept it as a limitation of the autocracy, but bitterly criticise its narrow limits and restrictions. The Russ demands an explanation of the oath of fidelity to the autocrat which members of parliament will have to take. The list of electors of the city of St. Petersburg Is completed and shows that there are 148,104 voters. NOTED LUTHERAN MARRIED. Rev. M. W. Hamma of Baltimore Wedded to Miss Keesey. Special IHspatcb to The Star. AT/rOONA, Pa.. March 7.?Dr. M. W. Hamma of Baltimore, one of the most dis tinguished ministers in the Lutheran church, was married at 10 o'clock this morning to Miss Clara Keesey, a former parishioner during the doctor's pastorate here, and also a warm friend of Mrs. Hamma, who died two years ago. The ceremony was performed in the First Lutheran Church by Rev. O. C. Roth. They left on a wedding trip through the south. Dr. Hamma is sixty-seven, the bride forty-one. BLEW OUT HIS BRAINS. Brooklyn Man Had Been 111 fort Some Time. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, March 7.?Frederick Haft, fifty-three years old, went Into the base ment of his home at 707 Glenmore avenue, Brooklyn, at 1:30 o'clock this morning and blew his brains out with a .32-eallber re volver. An ambulance surgeon pronounced the man dead. Haft had been ill for some time and was very despondent. This was supposed to account for his act. He may have had another reason, how ever, as indicated by a note he left ad dressed to his wife, which read: "My dear wife?Please excuse me for killing myself, but I believe I am going insane. FREDERICK." AMENDING THE TREATY. To Protect American Interests in the Isle of Pines. Senators Spooner and Bacon today reached an agreement concerning an amendment to the Isle of Pines treaty which is Intended to protect American Interests. It provides that the island shall be regarded as a separate province, within the meaning of the Cuban constitution. This would give to the island local self-government and a representative In the Cuban congress when the population of the island warrants such representation. As the Americans are In the majority on the Island It Is understood that the pro posed amendment will be satisfactory to them. It will be ottered In the Senate when the treaty is taken up in executive session. PROFESSED HER FAITH. Princess Ena Made a Catholic at San Sebastian. SAN SEBASTIAN. Spain, March 7.?The Impressive ceremony of the conversion of the Princess Ena of Battenburg to the Roman Catholic faith, prior to her mar rying King Alfonso, took place today In the chapel of the palace of Mlramar. Tie Right Rev. Robert Brlndle, Roman CathoLc bishop of Nottingham. England, officiated. Premier Moret and the Duke of Alba were witnesses for the princess. The members of the royal party were deeply moved, the Princess Beatrice, Prin cess Henry of Battenburg. mother of the Princess Ena. and Princess Ena were In tears. An artillery salute announced the termination of tlM ceremony, after vhlch the royal party lunched together. The town is enjoying a holiday in honor of the event, processions headed by bands of music passing constantly through the streets. WILL CONGRES GREENE-&AYNOR TRIAL! MAJOR GILLETTE REGALED TO THE STAND TODAY. SAVANNAH, Ga., March 7.?Upon the conclusion of the reading: or '.he deposition given by the late Charles Vande venter be fore 1'nlte;l States Commissioner Shields In New York Major Cassius E. Gillette was recalled to the stand today in the Greene and Gaynor trial. Mr. Vaudeventer's tes timony related to bond transactions with O. M. Carter, for whom li*? had made various purchases of securities. Major Gillette said he first saw B. IX Greene, one of the defendants, about ten days after he succeeded Carter In charge of the engineering work of the Savannah dis trict, when Greene appeared to get the checks for the work done in Cumberland sound. Gillette paid him for none of the work done since Carter had relinquished control, but said that he paid $31,159.50 due from Carter's administration. Shortly aft erward the work at Cumberland sound was stopped. The defendants, as far as the wit ness knew, had stopped work of their own accord. Relevancy of Question. Maj. Gillette was asked about the price of dredging by District Attorney Erwin. The court failed to see the relevancy and Inquired regarding It, whereupon the ? dis trict attorney said he was proving that when Carter found that the jetties being built by Greene and Gaynor were not doing much good he attempted to get the gov ernment to allow him to enter Into a sup plemental contract for nearly half a million dollars' worth of dredging by the defend ants at 25 cents per cubic yard. Jne judge advocate general to whom this recommendation was referred, decided that such a contract would be illegal. The witness said tiiat 10 cents a cubic yard would have been enough to pay, and subsequently In this connection Mr. Osborne for the de fense brought out that two bids were sub mitted to Maj. Gillette for similar dredging j In the same place and that one of them was as high as 70 cents a cubic yard. This was touched upon by the district attorney In the redirect examination. This 70-cent bid, said the witness, was for a very small piece of work which, taken in connection with other more ex tensive work, averaged only 10 cents. The price paid, he said, always varies Immense ly with the amount of work to be done. The average cost of doing the work by government dredges at Cumberland sound, he said, exclusive of .that investment rep resented by the dredges is only 0 cents a cubic yard. Judge S. B. Adams, for the government, upon the conclusion of Maj. Gillette's tes timony began to read the evidence given by R. F. Westcott, deceased, father-in-law of O. M. Carter. This evidence is regard ed by the government as being highly Im portant and the defense had fought vigor ously but without success to have it ex cluded. [Miring the progress of the reading nu merous objections were offered by counsel for the defense and exceptionsj?oted when the court overruled them all. When the hour for adjournment arrived no great progress had been made. TO SEEK RETURN OF MONEYS. Hamilton's Home-Coming to Start Court Proceedings. BUFFALO, N. Y., March 7. John G. Mil burn, attorney for the trustees of the New York Life Insurance Company, to bring suits against the McCall estate and .Andrew Hamilton for the return of the money al leged to have been fraudulently taken from the compojiy. today expressed surprise and delight at the return of Hamilton to New York. He said: "Andrew Hamilton was sued along with the McCall estate and the matter will be pressed Immediately In the courts for return of the money. I shall re turn to New York city tonight and there wir be no delay in prosecuting the suit." "Will you bring criminal proceedings against Hamilton?" Mr. Mllburn was asked. "No, I have nothing to do with that: that is the duty of the district attorney. I don't remember the amount Involved In the suit, but It Is a large sum, and we believe wo have a good case against the McCall estate and Andrew Hamilton." ALBANY, N. Y., March 7.?Senator Arm strong, chairman of the insurance Inves tigating committee, today expressed the opinion that the commlttes 'would make no attempt to call Andrew Hamilton, the life Insurance legislative agent, before It He sail he saw no reason to suppose that the railing of Hamilton or any ono else to testify now would assist in perfecting the legislation requested by the committee and now pending. The return of Hamilton to hla home here was the chief topic of interest and con versation in the legislature and through out the city today. He spent last evening at home with 'his family and one or two close friends, and had nothing to say for publication. Today he again denied him self to newspaper men. Insisting that While he would have something to say at the proper time, that time would not be today. FURNISH A REMEDY IO THE PACKERS' HEARING. Special Agent Robertson on the Stand Today. CHICAGO, March 7.?Special Agent T. M. Robertson of the bureau of corporations oc cupied the stand in the packers' case when the hearing was resumed today. The witness first testified regarding a con versation between himself, J.Ogden Armour and Arthur Meeker, general superintendent for Armour & Co. The witness asked for a financial statement of the profits of the pri vate car lines, and then information con cerning th<! lines. He was told, he said, that Armour & Co. was a "family com pany." and a corporation merely for con venience. "I was told by Mr. Armour," he said, "that this class of information was none of the government's business. That the pri vate car lines were matters of controversy with the government. He said at a later time that he had regretted that I reported to the government that he had said that the private car lines were none of Its business, and he wished to withdraw the statement, meaning no disrespect to the government. I reported that to the government also. Mr. Armour said that he must respectfully de cline to furnish the information I wanted. He also said that he did not believe the gov ernment would co to the extent of exercis ing its compulsory powers. X was allowed to examine some of the accounts and take some of the figures from the books. X was also told that 1 might take some of the fig ures on salaries paid to some of the olll cials." ON TRIAL FOR ABORTION. Hearing of Hermann and Tompkins at Hagerstown Today. Special Dispatch to The Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md., March 7.?Great in terest is being manifested in the trial of Hermann, the young druggist, and Dr. Tompkins, the negro physician, charged with being responsible for the death of MiS3 Jean Maxwell, daughter of Joseph S. Max well, a wealthy brick manufacturer, at Cumberland last June. Miss Maxwell died from Wood poisoning following a criminal operation alleged to have been performed by Hermann, who was tngaged to marry her, and by Tompkins. One of the most important witnesses put on the stand to day by the state was Joseph S. Maxwell, father of the young woman. He told of the dying confession made by his daughter. In tills statement, which Mr. Maxwell said was given with reluctance by his daughter, she said Hermann had taken her to Tomokins' office, where the operation was performed by Tompkins. Mr. Max well's testimony was in corroboration of the statements made on the witness stand last night by the young woman's mother and by Dr. Thomas W. Koon, the attend ing physician. Mrs. Maxwell identified a bottle of bichloride of mercury which had been sent to the house for her daughter from Hermann's drug store. Miss Max well's engagement ring is also In evidence. It is not believed the case will be concluded before tomorrow or probably Friday. WRECK ON THE ERIE ROAD. Engineer Probably Fatally Hurt? Close Call for Passengers. BINGHAMTON, N. Y., March 7.?West bound lCrie railroad train No. 7, traveling at the rate of twenty miles an hour, com posed of eight coaches and carrying a tralnload of emigrants bound for the west, was derailed at the Erie tower above the Court street drawbridge, near Griswold street, today, and the engine, mall, bag gage and express cars plunged over the embankment to the street. Samuel Mason, the engineer, was pinned beneath the wreck pf the engine and Is at the hospital so badly injured that his death Is expected. I.esne Jackson, the fireman, was also injured, but hope Is expressed for his recovery. None of the passengers waa 'llFlve minutes after the wreck the entire Are department was on the scene and was followed in a few minutes by ambulances. The wreck caught fire, but the flames were quickly extinguished. WOMEN IN PISTOL DUEL. I i Wild Bullet Struck and Killed Han Inside Pool Boom. CHICAGO, March 7.?A dlspateh to the Tribune from Mlddlesboro, Ky., says: In a pistol duel yesterday between Mrs. Alice -Moore and Mrs. Lucy Tucker, as the result of a long-time quarrel, Frank Maden was killed by a bullet from the revolver of Mrs. Tucker. The women met In front of a saloon, and after exchanging a few words both drew weapons. Mrs. Tucker was the first to open Are. At the third shot Mrs. Moore turned and ran down the street unharmed, though her clothing was twice pierced It was this last shot which strode Maaen, who was near the saloon door engaged In ?i game of pool. The bullet hlt hlm square ly In the forehead, causing Instant death. The cause of the trouble Is said to have to??a a love affair. R THIS EVIL? TO BAB CLEEES OF 70 PROPOSED TO ESTABLISH THE RULE IN 1913. The provision in the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill which deals ^Ith the questi >n of superannuation in the government departments in Washington is. as finally decided upon by the committee, even more radical than was outlined in The Star of yesterday. T lie provision, which is expected to cre I au more discussion than anything of a j similar nature that has been turned out of the House appropriations committee for a ; Bood lon^ while, prohibits the payment to any clerk sixty-five years or over In the government departments of more tiian , a year; to any clerk sixty-eight years | o d of more than $1,200 a year, and to any | clerk seventy years old of more than $810. i Moreover, another paragraph is included which provides that after 1013 all govern ment clerks reaching the age of seventy years shall be dismissed outright from the service. It is very doubtful whether this provision will stay in the bill as it is now written. As a limit upon an appropriation the para graph is not susceptible to a point of order, but as at present written it is believed that it comes under the head of new legislation and can therefore be eliminated by one ob jection. If such happens to be the case paragraph will undoubtedly be redrawn ana an attempt made to insert it in the i Whether thls attempt will b^ succetsful or not remains to be seen, but Chairman Tawney of the House appropria tion committee is very much in earnest in I the matter, and assorts that somethini? | a.ong this line is absolutely necessary if I economical and efficient administration of the executive departments is des'red The provision will undoubtedly result in a lively discussion on the floor, besides cre ating considerable consternation in the homes of government employes. KIDNAPED BOY RETURNED. Escaped From Captors Out of Room Over Saloon. NEW YORK. March 7.?Antonio Bozzuffl, the fourteen-year-old boy who was kidnaped last Sunday and held for $20,000 ransom, re turned alone to his home today. He had es caped from his captors, he said, by stealing out of a room above a saloon in o'.lth street today, while one of his captors, who iiad been left alone to guard him, turned his back for a moment. The boy says that it took him but a second to spring beyond the man s reach and get downstairs to the street, where no attempt was made to pur sue him. o hu.w -he ,was terrorized into writing a letter to his father. John Bozzuffi. an East Side banker, informing him that $20 000 must be paid and that if the police were in formed his life would be taken He was in d,'ced( to enter the saloon by two Julians who told him they wished him to do tome speak 3 K"glish- which they did not wJsaatnfl,-?r I*16 ui)stal,rs room, he says he t?mk; : to^hls 7aTearnd!vdftr^ TREND OF SENTIMENT For a More Comprehensive Plan of Ju dicial Review. n"ere,Wre distinct evidences this after-I * trend ?f segment among in- ! flucntlal democratic senators favorable to C,?mprehonsive I>Ian of Judicial re h n .h ! embodied in the railway rate b 11 than has heretofore been considered. den^'Li? U'at a namb?r of prominent senatora wh? have given serious thought to the Hepburn bill and to the arguments of those who contended that tho Hepburn bill without a judicial review provision might be found to be unconstl Th?n?LaEe ,5omln? around to that view. They ^ think it would be a grave political mistake for the democrats to be a party to 5o?Y ^ Pr?ved unconsUtu tjle al,e8red defects had been rn!n ^ Pointed out by other senators rhe conservative senators, including most republicans and democrats who have hAAn contending for JudlclaI l?vl? ^ much encouraged this afternoon over the co^erencea "which they had had with their odllea^ues who. sl few davs n?m STSt^SS1 of.a^en<lin? the Hepburn blli In tho manner Indicated. The conservative senators Insisted this t?*t Prospects were brighter to day than they have been at any thne for incorporation in the bill of a cWprehen ?lv.": Pjf? 'or appeals to the courts. They thrir fcrth6?!0? Knox an<1 S^ner In . *t>eche3 win further elucidate the necessity for such amendment # validate the Hepburn bill, and t ?KWfr<l 10 ?W,nnln* a number of recruits to their way of thinking. PARIS DEATH MYSTERY American Woman Found Dead in the Seine. LOOKS LIKE MURDER CASE Deceased Was Elegantly Dressed and j Wore Jewels. DEEP SCALP WOUND FOUND Underclothing Embroidered With Name of "Ethel A. Brown"?Be lieved to Have Lived in Georgia. PARIS. March 7 - The prefecture of po lice has requested she American authorities to assist in unraveling the mysterious death of Ktnel A. Brown, believed to be an Ameri can. whose body wis found recently in the river Seine. A boatman discovered the body floating near tiie suburb of Charen ton. It appeared to be that of a woman of means and was elegantly dres?ed. The underclothes were embroidered with the name "Ethel A. Brown." On the hinds wore two gold rings, she wore pear! earrings, a (fold lorgnette was suspended from a chain around her neck, and she had kid gloves on her hands. No money and no papers were found on the body, and there was a deep wound, tive Inches long, across tiie scalp. The police are unable to decide whether the wound was the result of an accident or of an intentional blow. The body appar ently had been in the water several weeks. The first clue to the Identity of the wo man was the following entry, made tn on the police records of foreigners visiting Paris: "Ettle Brown. American: born in Fay etteville Novemter 21, 1*72; father, John; mother, Sally Geachy." The entry indicates that the maiden name of the deceased was Ethel Geachy. The name of the state from which she came was not ?iven. The body remains at the morgue. The French and American officials are co operating with the police in the endeavor to establish the identity of the woman. Believed to Have Lived in Georgia. ATLANTA, Ga.. March 7.-Xliss Ethel A. Brown, mentioned as having been mur dered In Paris, is believed to have been formerly a resident of Fayattevllle, Ga.. a small town thirty miles south of Atlanta. THE NANCHING RIOT. Further Details of Massacre of French Catholic Missionaries. SHANGHAI. March 7.?All is quiet at Nanchlng, the scene of the recent massacre of Catholic missionaries, and the mission aries who Red are returning. It is snted that the Chinese governor has admitted his guilt in failing to preserve the peace and has asked for personal punishment. He will probably be degraded. An Investigation of the trouble shows that the French missionaries invited the magistrate to a feast and urged him to sign papeis promising an Indemnity for property wrecked last year and to release six Catholics charged with murder. The magistrate declined to do so. and he was fatally stabbed. It is reported that Eng land will demand for the murder of the Kingman family the punishment of the murderers, an Indemnity and the privilege of stationing gunboats on Poyang lake. The French demands have not yet been formulated. There was no loss of Ameri can life or property. A recent imperial decree sternly com mands the provincial ajthoritles to protect foreign property and persons, especially misslonar:es. FATAL NAPHTHA EXPLOSION. One Employe Killed and Five Serious ly Hurt at Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA. March 7. ? Adolph Friedman, aged fifty-five years, was In stantly killed and five other men were serl j ot'sly injured by an explosion today at the I Printz degreaslng works. Magazine lane and the Schuylkill river, the extreme southwestern section of the city. The men were working In the extracting department, where oil Is taken from leath ' er, when a tank of naphtha exploded. Friedman was blown through a window and his fellow workmen were badly burned. The building, a one-story brick structure, was destroyed by fire, which followed the I explosion. KING OF SAXONY WOULD WED. Asks Pope for a Special License to Marry Again. Special Cat.letf;-nm to The Star. BERLIN, March 7.?Whom the King of Saxony wishes to make his wife is not known here. He asked the pope yesterday for a special license to marry again. It is believed that the king's choice U either a Bavarian or an Austrian princess. The Idea of his marriage Is welcomed throughout Saxony. It was three years ago that King Fred erick Augustus of Saxony divorced Queen Louise, after the scandal caused by her elopement with Andre Glron, the tutor of her elder sons. The former queen Is now in exile, a pensioner of the Saxon crown. Child Scalded to Death. Special Dispatch to The Star. BRISTOL, Tenn., March 7.?While lifting a kettle of boiling water from an open fire place last evening the tifteen-year-old daughter of Sain Wine, a farmer residing near here, accidentally fired her skirts and was quickly enveloped In flames. As she was endeavoring to extinguish the blaze her fivs-year-old sister, who ran to aid her, tripped and fell face foremost Into the steaming kettle, which had been placed on the floor, and was scalded to de?th. The elder girl was badly Injured. Susan B. Anthony Improved. ROCHE8TER, N. Y., March 7.?Susan B. Anthony, who Is 111 with pneumonia. Is said by her physician to be considerably Im proved this morning. She spent a restful night. The doctors now say she has a fair chance for recovery. Williams' Students to Quit Hazing. Special Dispatch to The Star. -? WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Mfcrch 7.?The Williams College students after a spirited debate on the haslng question last night voted 190 to 133 that It is the sentiment of Williams College that the students co operate with the trustees to eliminate has lng for tbe second half-year. The meeting opened with cheers for President Hopkins, who made an earnest appeal for a reversing Of Friday night's motion, but refused to vote to entirely abolish basing. Weather, Cloudy and warme ;tonigtrv and tomorrow, with occasional rain. CONGRESS URGED 10 (lira ACTION Proposed Investigation of Rail way Monopoly. MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT Would Increase Authority of Inter state Commission. MONEY NEEDED FOR AN INQUIRY Suggests According Bight to Compel the Attendance of Witnesses and to Administer Oaths. President RoosevHt today sent a mos?s| to Congress announcing his signature to the Joint resolution recently ptawd instruct ing the Interstate commerce commission to make examination Into the subject of rall load discriminations and monopolies In coal and oil. He says frankly that iic has Fig lied It with hesitation, because it may achieve little or nothing. He Indicates, too. that If the Investigation proposed by ths risolutlon is conducted thoroughly It will ritoit In giving immunity from criminal prosecution io all persona who are called and sworn as witnesses. In the opinion of the President the direc tion contained In the resolution will remain practically Inoperative unless money be pro vided to carry on the Investigation and tho commission be authorized to take testimony tinder Its provisions. He suggests, there fore. that Congress give serious considera tion to Just what It desires the Interstate commerce commission to do. and that tho sum of S50,0"0 l>e placed at the disposal of the commission to defray the expenses of the proposed investigation. The message follows: The President's Message. "To the Senate and llouss of Represent** tives: "I have signed the Joint resolution 'In structing the interstate commerce com mission to make examinations into the subject of railroad discriminations and monopolies in coal and oil and report on the same from time to time.' 1 have signed it with hesitation, because in the form in which it was passed it achieves very little and may .K-hleve nothing; and it is highly undesirable that a resolution ol this kind shall become law in sucli fortr. as to give the impression of insln terity: that Is. of pretending to do some thing which really is not done. Mut after much hesitation l concluded to s'.*n the resolution because its defects can be remedied by legislation which I hereby ask for; and It must be understood that unless this subsequent legislation Is granted the present resolution must be ir?jiiniy. and may be entirely. Inoperative. "Hefore specifying what this legislation is I wish to call attention to one or two pre liminary facts. In the first place, a part of the investigation requested by the House of Representatives in the resolution adopted February lo, 1803, relating to tlie oil in dustry, and a further part having to do with the anthracite coal Industry, has been for Rome time under investigation by the Department of Commerce and Labor Theso investigation, 1 am informed, are approach ing completion, and before Congress ad journs I shall submit to you the prelimi nary reports of these Investigations l*ntll these reports are completed the interstato commerce commission could not endeavor to carry out so much of the resolution of Congress as refers to .the ground thus al ready covered without running the risk of seeing the two investigations conflict and therefore render each other more or less ?^In the second place, I call your atten tion to the fact that If an investigation of the nature proposed In this Joint resolution Is thoroughly ami effectively conducted, It will result in giving immunity from crimi nal prosecution to all persons who are called sworn and constrained by compul sory process of law to testify as witnesses; though, of course, such Immunity from prosecution is not given to those from whom statements or information merely In contradistinction to sworn testimony, is ob tained. Benefits of Publicity. ?This is not at all to say that such in vestigations should not be undertaken Pub licity can by Itself often accomplish ex traordinary results for good; and the court of public Judgment may secure such results where the courts of law are powerless. "There are many cases where an Investi gation securing complete publicity about abuses and giving Congress the material on which to proceed In the enactment of laws. Is more useful than a criminal pros ecution can possibly be. Hut it should not be provided for by law without a clear understanding that it may be an alternates instead of an additional remedy, that Is, that to carry on the Investigation may serve as a bar to the successful prosecu tion of the offenses disclosed. The om clal body directed by Congress to make the investigation must, of course, carry out its direction, and therefore the direc tion should not be given without full ap preciation of what St means. Powers Needed by Commission. "But the dilution contained in the joint resolution which I have signed will retnoin almost Inoperative unless money is provid ed to carry out the investigations in ques tion, and unless the commission, in <^rr>'" Ing them out, is authorized to admlnlsist oaths and compel the attendance of wk nisses. As the resolution now is * com mission which is very busy with Its legit imate work and which has no extra money at Its disposal, would be able to mske the investigation only in the moat partial and unsatisfactory manner; and, moreover, it Is questionable whether It could. un,ltr resolution, administer oaths at all or com pel the attendance of witnesses "If this power were disputed b> the parties investigated the investlgatlon wojUd }L held up for a year or two until me srsff saws eu}.\ '^rdTngly recommend to Congress .ho sertous cons deratlon of Just what they w'lh the remission to do. and how far 7h'e\h wish It to go. having In view the pos =iwe 'ncompatibility of conducting an In v?tl,ratXnk? this and of also proceeding SK 'n a ^ of l.w; ?n,d furt!?r more that a sufflclent sum, ?a> f.iO.OUU, be 2 once added to the current appropriation for the commission, so as to enable them to do the work Indicated in a thorough and complete manner; while at the s_ime t.m? the power is explicitly conferred upon them to administer oath* and compel the attend ance of witnesses In making the investiga tion in question, which covers work quits apart from their usual duties. It seems unwise to require an investigation by a commission and then not to furnish either the full legal power or the money, both ol which are necessary to render the Investi gation effectROOSEVELT. "The Whits House, March 7. 100ft."