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No. 16,608. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1906-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CLNTS.
THE EVENING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Bciimii Offle?. 116k Strwt tod PinniyWrnit Atcbic Tii# Evening Star Nswapiper Company. 8 H KAtTfMANN, Prnitat. Rev York Offlei ; Tnboa? Building Cking* OB:;: Tribal* Buildia" The Krcnlug Star, nlth the Snndny mornlnir edi tion !* bj mrrl?r?. on their own account. ultblo the -? 113 at GO crnta i?er month; without the Sumlaj murnlng **]ltloD at 44 <*?nta [*r month. MR, SAMUEL HAY ~ WMMI DEAD End Came at an Early Hour Piis Morning. PRESIDENT OF THE STAR CO. Had Been in 111 Health for Many Months. HE PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY j Ciose of an Active Life of Usefulness ; on the^Paper With Which He Was Connected. Mr. S. II. Kauffmann, president of The Evening Star Newspaper Company, died at his home on Highland Terrace at ten minutes of 2 o'clock this morning. He was n his seventy - seventh year. Mr. Kauffmann had been in a critical condition far some time and his death was not unexpected. At the bedside when the end came were the members of Mr. Kauffmann's immediate family, his sons Rudolph and Victor, his daughter, Mrs. John Crayke Simpson, and Dr. Simpson, his son-in-law. The end was quiet and peaceful. T "p to several hours before his death, when he fell into a quiet slumber, Mr Kauffmann was conscious and his mind ckar. A whispered "good night" to h:s children were the last words he uttered. The end came as he slept. Funeral services will be held at the late home of the deceased on Highland Terrace Saturday after noon at o'clock, liishop Satterlee will conduct the services anil inter ment will be in the family lot 3t Rock Creek cemetery. Mr Kauffmann's Career. Mr. Kauflm.'ini hit.- be* n a resident or Washington j ';;- ? 1*61. F??? the greate. part of that ,<< *iod he has been Identified with th< lnrp i interests and material growth of th?' national capital, prominent In all efforts *< t the expansion and beiufi firation of the ? ii> and forwarding its ar tistic, educational and scientific develop ment. H< ??!:? 1 ;o ji in Wayne county, Ohio, >I'riI I!0, 1 so-, of Rudolph and Jane 41 lay) Kauffmann. llis boyhood was spent' SAMUEL HAY upon th. farm, and ho rcctlved his early edu, itl< n in 0 < public schools. He learned the printing business and thus gained his i.r.?t lut-rest In tuwspaper fork. He uls? learned tehgruphy and at Wooster, Ohio, acted us operator for about three years, ckitins which time he taught telegraphy to Tl>onv<s Ki k' it. now president of the West ern I'nlon Telegraph Company. In 1S51 he b? came a publisher and news pap< r editor at Zanej?ville. Ohio, In which occupation h'- remained until isfil. Then he w&s i ailed to Washiugton by Secretary or the Treasury Chase and appointed to a confidential .ir.d responsible position In the Treasury Department. Mr. Kauffmann en Joyed the confidence of Secretary Chase ail through the Kiave days from 1S*U to 1M>7, and was entrusted with many Important duties in ths,t time of public rtresa. Warm Friendship for Gov. Shepherd. While thu.j engaged a warm friendship was formed between him and the late Alex . ander R. Shepherd. In 1867 Mr. KaufT narin became aasoc.ated with Crosby S. Noyes, A. R. Shepherd and George W. Adams in the purchase of the Washington Evening Si\r. For the last twenty years he has been president of The Evening Star Newspaper Company. Mr. Kauffmann was one of the founders of the American Newspaper Publishers' As sociation and for three terms was its presi dent. He has been a consistent and stead fast advocate of conservative journalism, proud of the profession, sensible of Its responsibilities, jealous of its honor and en tertaining always a warm sympathy for worthy workers in its ranks. He deplored and deprecated sensationalism in any form and co-operated with the other proprietors of the newspaper of which he was part owner in maintaining Its regulation for probity and conservatism. For many years Mr. Kauffrrann was a member of the board of visitors of the Gov ernment Hospital for the Insane, and took an active interest in the development of that institution. He was a warm supporter of Gov. Shepherd in his efforts to improve and beautify the national capital, and was a director In several financial institutions. He was a director In the Columbia Na tional Bank, the National Safe Deposit, Savings and Trust Company of the District of Columbia, and the Franklin Insurance Company, and president of the National Fire Insurance Company and a member of the Board of Trade. He was always inter ested In every movement that looked to the Improvement of Washington and the betterment of its peop'.e. During all hif. residence at the capital he has been interested in art and scienec. He was the llrri person to suggest and per sistently urge the establishment of the National Museum, which contains one of the most important and interesting collec tions of its class in existence. He stimu lated the interest of public men and Con gress in the project and watched its rapid ievelopment with constant gratification, living to see it far exceed the most ex travagant expectations of its original well wishers. Mr. Kauffmann was fond of travel, and has visited the principal countries of Europe, Asia and Africa, Japan, the Hawaiian Islands and Alaska. His writ ings were mainly of an editorial character, and in the form of correspondence for his paper while traveling. Interested in Art. He was actively interested in art, and his judgment iyf works of art was held in highest esteem. In 1881 he became a trus- ] tee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, and has been president of that institution since ,k3U. He was regarded as probably the highest authority on eques trian statues in America, and at the time his health failed was contemplating writ ing a work on equestrian statues of the world, for which he had collected much material. Mr. Kauffmann's residence on Massachu setts avenue contains one of the finest pri vate art collections in Washington, gath ered by him in the past thirty years in Europe and America. He was a notable patron of American genius and a friend of struggling artists. His Washington home also contains a very extensive library, which lie had built up with utmost discrimination and careful selection. He ransacked the book shops of Europe for rare volumes, and his collection is well balanced in its assembling of stand ard works of general literature, science, art, travel, biography and history. He also has made a most complete collection of books on the art of printing. He was a member of the Philosophical Society, the Anthropological Society, Co lumbia Historical Society, the I.iterary So ciety. the Washington National Monument Society and the National Geographic Society of Washington, the Shakespeare Society, National Sculpture Society of New York; KAUFFMANN. Cosmos Club, Washington; Chevy Chase Club of Maryland; the Groller Club, the National Arts Club, New York; Bibliophile Society of Boslor. the Woodmont Rod and Gun Club of Maryland, the Blue Ridge Rod and Gun Club, Virginia, and the Percy Summer Club of New Hampshire. He was an enthusiastic angler, and fond of outdoor life. Mr. Kauffmann married In 1862 Sarah Clark, daughter of John Ttleston Fracker of Zanesvllle, Ohio. She died In 1UU0. They bad six children, three of whom aro now living, Mr. Rudolph Kauffmann. managing editor of The Star. Mr, Victor Kauffmann. literary editor of lat Star, and Mrs. John Crayke Simpson. A Friend's Estimate. Mr. Geo. P. Rowell in his book. "Forty Years An Advertising Agent." pays this tri bute to Mr. Kauffmann: My friend was not an advertising man. though he lives by advertisements. He is widely known, re spected and loved by the newspaper men of America. 1 am speaking of Mr. S. H. Kauffmann, president of The Washington Star Newspaper Company, the Corcoran Art Gallery and at one time of the Ameri can Newspaper Publishers' Association. I have found much to be thankful for in the twenty-eight years of close association that began with that trip across country, over lake and stream, In the pleasant iunvmer of 1877. A better-Informed man, a man of a more equable temperament, a Juster. or more generous?though he by no means wears his heart on his sleeve?It has never been my fortune to know. ? Exhibition Postponed. Owing to the death of Mr. Samuel H. Kauffmann, president of the Corcoran Art Gallery Association, the architectural exhi bition announced for Saturday at the gal lery has been postponed and the invitations recalled. Further information will be given later. HOPES OF SETTLEMENT STATEMENT OF ISSUES WITH CANADA TO BE PREPARED. Mr. Chandler P. Anderson of New York has been selected by Secretary Root to prepare for the active state of negotiation a. number of Issues between the United States and Canada left unsettled by the joint high commission which met in \\ ash ington in the winter of 1SSM and 1899. These relate to the delimitation of boundaries and fishery rights, the bonding privileges on Canadian railroads entering the United States, the fur seal controversy and other matters. Correspondence which has taken place on a .?emi-offl'-ial basis between offi cials in the United States and Canada has given ground for the hope that at least some of these Issues which have long threatened the good relations of the domin ion with the United States may now be quickly and satisfactorily adjusted by di rect negotiations. To save time in effecting the exchanges, it is expected that the Cana dian government will designate some per son, probably Mr. Poster, to come to Wash ington and assist Sir Mortimer Durand in an expert capacity in the presentation of the British side of the case. Mr. Anderson was secretary for the Amer ican members of the joint high commission, acted in a similar capacity for the Ameri can representatives in the Bering sea and the Alaskan boundary affairs, and is thus fully acauainted with the rather complex questions to be handled in the negotiations about to begin. OF LOCAL INTEREST. Bills Favorably Acted on by House District Committee. The House District coAimittee at its regu lar meeting today authorized favorable re- j ports on several measures of local interest. This action was taken on the following bills: H. R. 15740, introduced by Representa tive Goulden of New York, amending the act for the extension of M street east of the Bladensburg road. H. R. 15441, introduced by Representative Lawrence of Massachusetts, authorizing j the Washington Market Company to lay a conduit and pipes from Center Market east ward across and under 7th street west, for refrigerating purposes. Some restrictions are placed upon the laying of the pipes and a committee amendment directs the com pany to pay 4 per cent on gross earnings | to the District of Columbia. Senate 4046, Incorporating the Edes Home, ! which has passed the Senate. K. H. 356, introduced by Representative ! Hull of Iowa, for the protection of produc- j ers, manufacturers and venders of milk and i cream in the District. PROPOSED COPYRIGHT CODE. Conclusions of the Conference May Be Ready Tomorrow. The copyright conference in session at the Congressional Library for the past two days will not reach Its expected close today. The discussion of the proposed codification of the copyright laws has been even more gen eral than at first expected, and another day has been added to the program. The con clusions have been reserved for the final ac tion. and will doubtless be announced to morrow. THE ELKS' EMBLEM. Bill Introduced in the House to Pro tect It. Representative Kline of Pennsylvania, a member of the House District committee, today introduced a bill in the House to protect the official emblem of the order of Elks, and to prevent its being worn other than by members of the order. The bill was prepared by a committee of Elks con sisting of Messrs. J. A. Burkart, M. G. McCormick, Charles H. Utermehle, Robert M. McWade and Charles C. Lancaster. The measure provides that any person who willfully wears the badge, insignia, or but ton of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, or uses it to obtain aid or assist ance in the District of Columbia, or will fully uses the name of the order, the titles of its officers, or its insignia, ritual or ceremonies shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not more than <20 or Imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both. Former Auditor Found Guilty. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March IB.?Davlu Sherrick, former auditor of state, was to day found guilty of embezzlement. Sher rick was tried by a jury on Indictments charging misuse of $127,000 belonging to the state. He resigned -on the demand of the governor, and the money has since been paid back to the state treasury. Found Dead in Bed. Special Dispatch to The Star. , NORFOLK, Va., March 15.?William T Edwards, aged sixty-seven years, promi nent In the newspaper field, was found dead in bed this morning at his residence in Portsmouth. He had for thirty-six con secutive years been associated with the Norfolk Journal and the Norfolk Land mark, the latter succeeding the former. Will Be Announced Tomorrow. In the matter of the application of Charles L. Tucker, under sentence of death on the charge of murdering Miss Mabel Page at Weston, Mass.. In 1904, Justice Harlan to day notified Tucker s attorney that he would announce his decision tomorrow, but could not do so today. Decision for Richmond Printers. Special Dispatch to The Star. RICHMOND. Va., March 15.?The su preme court today handed down an opinion In the case of Everett Waddey et al. against the Typographical Union. In which the Typothetae of this city sought to have made permanent an injunction granted by i the chaniery court of the city against the ! striking printer#. The full court affirms the decision of the lower court, which granted a temporary Injunction, and after a full hearing dismissed the application. The Ty pothetae appealed. The strike began Sep tember 11 on refusal to grant the eight hour day. National Assembly Opened at Indianapolis Today. TO SETTLE STRIKE ISSUE All Differences Set Aside for Import ant Work. ORGANIZATION WORK OF TODAY Resume of Last Meeting and the Pending Questions for Settlement ?President Mitchell's Address. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., March la.-The national convention of the United Mine Workers of America opened here today in the German House, with over 3.000 dele gates, representing 1.461 locals. The con vention has beers called by President Mitch ell to consider action which may result in ari agreement with the coal operators that will prevent a general strike, that would bring -123,000 men from the mines on April 1. The conference witih the operators wili begin here Monday next. When the convention met today differ ences that have appeared to exist between Prc-sident Mitchell and Vice President l.ewis were apparently laid aside, and it was the expressed wish of both officials that per sonal matters should not Interfere with the more important work of the conven tion in order that the miners might present a uni:ed front. The first business of the convention was the work of organization, and the greater part of the day was taken up with cre dentials of the delegates. When the last convention of the mine workeis adjourned February 2, following a joint conference with the operators, which had failed to arrive at a wage agreement, a strike on April 1 was inevitable unless something should Intervene. At that con vention, which assembled January 1?S, the miners having demanded an increase in wages of 12',? per cent, the admission of the southwestern states, a 7 per tent dif ferential between machine and pick ?min ing, 12',6 per cent advance for yardage and dead work, prohibition of employment of boys under sixteen years old. an eight-hour day a one year contract and a run-of-inine basis. The Ryan Resolution. The miners also adopted a resolution, of fered by Mr. Ryan of Illinois, that no dis trict should sign a wage agreement until all the districts signed. This action, known as the Ryan resolution, will come before the convention for aotio'n. Unless it is re scinded the bituminous mlnws cannot sign a wage agreement until the anthracite eratWB agreement wl*? their op mT!?1^ODerat"1-8- on the other hand, de manded a reduction of from 10 to 15 per and aPbetfer ;'*ainst stampede strik s Troubles m ?f adJulll^ti.;g local Since the adjournment of the former eon mT?? ? >!' iolnt conference President Mitchell has conferred with Mr. F L Hob bins and other leaders of the operator* ,w\ following the reception of aletter from ??sevelt. addressed to both Mr President ?& mines'' president called tliJs convention, and the operators were called for a joint ?nfer lssueS'Yhpf 1?rnRe the time the ^11 was iffn 1 Hobblns and other operators had made an effort to restore the wage advance *f?-*-e-ar8 ago' whIc1' would be an advance of o.oa per o.>nt over the present UoPnreasd^o^eU addre8SCd conven President Mitchells Address. "In formally declaring this convention open for the transaction of business it may not be amiss-indeed. It seems quite proper? that I should report the principal incidents and causes which prompted the call for this extraordinary meeting of the United Mine Workers of America, and in addition there to make some suggestions for your guidance which may facilitate the work of the con and 1 h?pe provo helpful in re-es tablishing our relations with the operators upon a basis which will be just to them, rea sonably satisfactory to the great constit uency we represent, and at the same time properly considerate of the welfare of the entire country, whose interests cannot the'sharnok. ssrr s$m?Pi and then bv arrangement-I met a^d held several conferences with vi- n. , ileId Robbins. president of the Li Company. ?> l subsequently with mL erators, prominent participants in 1 ,?2l joint conventions. At these ^, 0Ur Ia8t question of our disasrreem^ nces the wage scale was discussed h i U,prin ,ho way. I also held conferences w?th'nforma! of the leading and active woS InT,*' own movement, so that I ml.w ? ? cl,r self more fully as Vo .vL Jf . :nform my in the various parts of the mS't ?f affa;''s as it affected thVinterests 'try' so f;ir t'on and the welfare of our pe$e.0r8ani"* Hoped for an Agreement "As a result of these meetings we rame to believe that there had been such chants in the coal trade, or at least in the attitude of the many operators, as to iustifv thi hope that there was a possibility of readi ng an agreement, provided the joint condi tions were reconvened. "Aside, however, from mv sions and the Impressions of thnJ^FT' colleagues with whom I consulted th* lowing letter from the PresldenV S? &1" I >ijted States, addressed to Mr Robblnt and to me, seemed sufficient Justification^ warrant ourselves and ouremployee In making another effort to reach C agrce" .. ?T*r "'T11? WHITE HOUSE, ?"Kir T n f IS0"' February 24, 1'lOfl. t ii 7 ,e *'Ith very Kreat concern the >OUr e conv'ention on joint in terstate agreement to come to a basis of settlement of the bituminous mining scale of wages, ^ou. in this business, have en joyed a great Industrial peace for many ? ^afS? n^8 *? Joint trade agreement that has resulted from the action of your successive conventions. A strike such as is threaterfjd on April 1 is a menace to the peace, the business interests and the gen eral welfare of the country, r urge you to make another effort to avert such a calam ity. \ou and Mr. Robbins are Joint chair men of the trade agreement committee of the National Civic Federation. "seem* to me that this imposes an ad ditional duty upon you both and gives an additional reason why each of you should Join in making this further effort (Signed) " 'THEODORE ROOSEVEL.T ' ' * take this occasion to report officially that the operators of both the central com petitive and the southwestern fields have called meetings of their representatives, to be held in this city on Monday morning, March 19. Hopeful for Concessions. "While, of course, the many conflicting and inharmonious statements emanating from various source* purporting to leflect the views of operators seem to indicate an entire absence of unity and concord among them In regard to the question of advancing wages, I am nevertheless hopeful, If not fully convinced, that the urgency and se riousness of the situation will prompt them to make such reasonable concessions in the matter of wages and conditions as will en able us to Join them in the rehabilitation of our joint movement and the perpetuation of the practical business relationship under which we have worked with mutual advan tage during the past eight years. And to tills end I feel it incumbont.upon ine to say that a very large degree of responsibility will rest upon us if these proposed negotia tions lead to success. "As to the power and scope of the conven tion, you have undoubtedly noted from the call which was issued by your international secretary-treasurer that while the principal purpose of the meeting is to consider our wage agreements, its function is not con lined to the one subject. It may in addition thereto transact such other business as may be lawfully brought before it. "In the consideration and discussion of all mat:-rs coming before the convention it is my earnest hope that acrimonious debate will be entirely eliminated and that we shall stand united in am. earnest effort to serve our people and to secure for them a large meapure of the fruits of their toils, that when we leave Indianapolis our organiza tion may have regained any prestige h*>st as the result of the international dissension, and that even those unfriendly to labor may be satisfied that the United Mine Workers of America is a sane, just, business asso ciation, whose highest purpose is not to achieve victories by means of its great strength, but rather through the inherent justice that lies in the cause it represents." SNOWSTORM UP NORTH SECOND REAL DOWNFALL OF WINTER?TRAFFIC DELAYED. NEW YORlv, March 15.?The second res.1 snowstorm which New York city has ex perienced this winter b?ga:i last night and continued today with such intensity as to delay shipping in the harbor. During the morning rush hours ferryboats fiom Staten Island and Brooklyn ran under reduced speed. Street traffic and the operation of surface and elevated railway lines was little affected by the storm, which continued steadily with no indication of cessation this afternoon. -<r The wind increased in force and the snow was driven in dense clouds, making street traffic more difficult than earlier in the day and seriously Interfering with the movement of vessels in the harbor. The fall of snow had reached four inches in depth early this afternoon, and the weather bureau reported that all Indica tions were that the season's record of five inches would be broken. Rain and Sleet in Baltimore. HALT IMORE, March 15.?Rain and sleet fell alleinately througlwut last night and continued today, covering the. streets in such a way as to seriously interfere with local traffic. A number of incoming trains are reported late, and service on telegraphic and electric wires is much impeded. Re ports from western Maryland indicate that fruit trees will doubtless be greatly injured by the storm. General Throughout Pennsylvania. PHILADELPHIA. Pa., March 15.?To day s snow storm is general- throughout Pennsylvania. In many places the storm is the most severe of the winter. Reports from Wilkesbarre state that the Wyoming valley is experiencing blizzard weather. Snow began falling this morning and there is no indication of clear weather. The snow has reached a depth of eight Inches in Wilkesbarre and is being badly drifted by the high wind. Steam and elec tric roads are seriously crippled. At Ea*ton the heaviest snow storm of the season is in progress and traffic is greatly delayed. At Reading. Pottsville and other points in the Schuylkill valley subur ban street car traffic is almost at a stand still and trains on the steam roads are i running from one to two hours behind schedule time. At Ma.hanoy City and Sha mokin the same condition prevails. Snow to the depth of six inches has fallen and there are no indications of a let-up. TRAGEDY IN NEW YORK RACE TRACK MAN KILLED AN ACTRESS AND HIMSELF. NEW YORK, March 15.?Luis Nosser, a race truck man, locked his wife in a bath room today and while she was a prisoner there shot and killed Miss Stella Reynolds of New Orleans, an actress,-who was a visitor at their home, and then killed him self. Miss Reynolds, it was said, was formerly an intimate friend of Nosser. The murder and suicide was the sequence of a stormy scene last evening, when Miss Reynolds called at the Nosser home. Mrs. Nosser. it was reported, objected to the call, and during the argument which followed her husband swallowed a small quantity of laudanum. Both women by uniting their efforts forced him to take an emetic immediately and the poison dij him no apparent harm. Miss Reynolds then remained with Mrs. Nosser all night. Locked Wife in Bath Room. Today while his wife was in the bath room Nosser turned the key, and disre garding her protestations to be let out, he wont to Miss Reynolds' room. Their voices, the man's threatening and the woman's pleading were heard by the wife in he bath room. She sprang to a telephone which ran from this room to the office of the apartment house and told a maid, who answered her ring, to hjrry to the api.rt ment and release her. The maid entered the apartment too late to save Miss Rtv '^a'h^sVi "opened the door she heard Nosser saving to the woman: "There is no use for you and I to live any longer. The best thing I can do is to kill you and kill my then shot Miss Reynolds in the templf and Wmself in the forehead, both dvTng almost instantly. Miss Reynolds Btatce name was Estelle Young. Nosser wa? forty years old and Miss Rej. nolds about twenty-five. AT/LOWED TO RESIGN. List of Annapolis Classmen Dropped for Deficiencies. Special DUpatch to The Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 16.?The follow ing midshipmen who were deficient in one or more branches at the recent semi-annual examinations have been allowed to resign Instead of being dropped: Second class-Wilbur J. Eccleston, Balti more Md.; John H. Knapp, St. Louis, Mo.; Reginald F. Ludlow. Waukesha, Wis.; Fran t -piummer. Lewiston, Maine; John iheir N. D.; Ray H. Watson. Middleville, Mich. Third class?Thomas K. Cecil, New River, Tenn.; Murphy J. Foster, Franklin, La.; Ralph L. Hoover. Hoqulam, Wash.; Fred erick W. Kellegrow. Brooklyn, W. Y.; Ar thur F. Webb. Wlnfield. Kan. Fourth class?George T. Bailey, Millport, i N. Y.; Alexander Goulard, Bayonne, N. J. William I. Iceland of Troy. Kan., who was I a member of the fourth class, but resigned i on account of deficiency In studies, has j been reappointed and entered tho Naval I Academy today. THE PACKERS' HEARING DISTRICT ATTOBNEY MOBBISON CONTINUED HIS ABGUMENT. CHICAGO, March 15.?District Attorney Morrison continued his argument In the packers' case today. The basis of his con tention that the packers are not entitled to immunity is that under the ruiings of the Supreme Court of the United Stites a cor poration cannot be granted immunity, and that all th.> books and papers which were turned" over to the government during Its Investigation of the beef industry were the books and papers of corporations which did not in any sense carry immunity to indi viduals. Attorney Rosenthal Is expected to com mence his argument for the packers late today, and then Attorney General Moody will close for the government. It is hardly expectd that the Attorney General will speak before Monday. THEANTHONY FUNERAL IMPBES3IVE SEBVICES AT BOCH ESTEB?NOTABLES PBESENT. ROCHESTER. N. Y.. March 15.?Funeral services over the body of Susan B. An thony were held in the Central Presby terian Church this afternoon. Hundreds of men and women were unable to gain ad mittance to the church, and stood outside the edifice during the services. Those who participated .in the last rites over the body of the dead leader Included the Rev. I)r. Charles C. Albertson, pastor of the Central Church; the Rev. Dr. Wm. C. Gannett, pastor of the First Unitarian Church: William I.loyd Garrison of Eaw renee, Mass.; Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt of New York, the Rev. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw of Philadelphia and Mrs. R. Jerome Jeffrey of this city. The service began with the singing of "It Singeth Low in Every Heart," after which Rev. Dr. Albertson read the words of the 90th Psalm. Prayer -was offered by Rev. Dr. Gannett, Miss Anthony's pas tor, friend and counsellor. Words of eulogy were spoken by Mr. Garrison, by Mrs Jef frey, a woman of the race for which Miss Anthony and Mr. Garrison's father labored more than forty years; by Carrie Chap man Catt, and by Rev. Anna Shaw, who spoke of Miss Anthony as her dearest friend. Dr. Shaw also pronounced tho benedic tion, and the congregation stood in silent reverence while the body of Miss Anthony was carried down the aisle and out through the portals of the ciiurch. As the casket was borne from the church all heads were uncovered. Interment was In Mt. Hope cemetery. PBOPOSED LOCKS AT GATTTN. Alfred Noble Examined Begarding Panama Canal Plans. Alfred Noble, a New York engineer, today testified before the Senate committee on interoceanic canals in support of the mi nority report of the board of consulting engineers, declaring in favor of a lock type canal for the isthmus of Panama. He was a member of the board and signed the report advocating the lock project. Senator Klttredge examined Mr. Noble concerning the statements of Engineer Bates and Parsons to the effect that it was impossible to construct a flight of three locks at Gatun, which would have useable lengths of more than 790 feet. The witness said that he had drawn the plans for the locks himself and that they were 1)05 feet long, with useable lengths of ttOO feet. He insisted that the hill was long enough at that place to accommodate the three locks. Mr. Noble admitted that the board had a scarcity of topographical information and tijat the borings to show the material for foundations did not cover the full length of the proposed locks. He said he was not aware that the site was short and he did not think the board had information whether it was or not. In the event the site proved to be short Mr. Noble said he thought there were other sites available for the locks, and if not, two instead of three locks could be constructed. This would necessitate two lifts of 4a>4 feet each, which is 1feet more than any lift of which he had knowl egde. AN ASTOUNDING CHARGE. Midshipmen Accused of Conspiring for General Mediocrity. Midshipmen at Annapolis have been con spiring to prevent a high standard of scholarship, according to the statement of Secretary Bonaparte before the House com mittee on naval affairs today. Brilliancy has been discouraged and a sort of agree ment to hold all midshipmen on a dead level so far as class records are concerned has been in existence, so the Secretary of the Navy told the committee. There has been a tendency to place the man who barely passes on a plane with those having higher records, and anything like superior records has been discouraged. Secretary Bonaparte said that a recent order for the graduation In September of members of the senior class who have good averages and holding the others until six months later had already affected the com bination against high grades and improved class records. The Secretary of the Navy discussed haz ing at length, and objected to amendments to his antl-hazlng bill in the Senate, which provide that midshipmen may be tried by coui I-martial for hazing upon their own petition. He said this would be fatal to discipline, and urged the passage of h'.s bill for graduated punishment wkhout amendment.. LIFE IMPBISONMENT. Sentence Imposed Today on Edward Ferguson. Sentence of imprisonment for life was to day imposed by Justice Gould In the case of Edward Ferguson, colored. Ferguson was recently convicted of murder In the second degree, in connection with the death of Bertha West. The fatal shooting of the woman occurred In Anacostia, June 1 lafit. New York Nominations Confirmed. The Senate In executive session yester day confirmed the following nominations; Nevada. N. Stranalian, collector of cus toms, district of New York, N. Y.; James S. Clarkeon, surveyor of customs, district of New York; Frederick H. Kracke, naval officer of customs, district of New York, H. Y., and number of postmaster*. ! Weather, Rain or snow, slightly colder tonight; tomorrow fair. THE MUM) FIGHT Gen. Wood's Statement Receiv ed by the Senate. KILLING OF THE WOMEN Senator Lodge Incredulous as to Slaughter. TILLMAN REPORT ON RATES Reading of the Paper Demanded?? Views of Messrs. Newlands and Nelson Expressed. "I say unto you here, love your enemies." said Dr. Edward Everett Hale In beginning his prayer opening the Senate today, but. Mr. Piatt wast the only senator present to listen to the admonition. The absence or ' senators did not. however, deter the chap lain from proceeding with his invocation, which was a prayer for general co-operation among Individuals, corporations and na tions. A bill was pawed repealing the provision of the tonnage luw of lsw authorizing the President to suspend some of the exactions. Mr. Tillman's Report Read. The Senate chamber soon filled, and by the time Mr. Tillman took the floor to pre sent his report on the railroad bill then* was an average attendance. The report was awarded the unusual distinction of be ng read at length. In presenting the docu ment the South Carolina senator stated that the report contained only his views inrl sense?" ,henf?re a report 1 he ordinary ,l^c, "'""'or'" views be read " ?ald but Mr Al'drfV Ti"i1!5." Hl "rSt ''Pnl"rred. . , Aldrlch replied that lie Ii-ih r^.i SIS? uM'mAi'r*' S"- "tew. sf.sr, Air. Tillman slso itresciitod \fr- Vi ..-i i . views on the bill. lands National Incorporation. Jo^tW:ahr Sa'd ''hat a,thou*?> be ha<J joined In the report .on the Hepburn bill is In sympathy with Its general put Poses^ he thought that it in Incomplete a,?l fragmentary. He said that when he In troduced a resolution creating a commis ?o?rn railroader to seek .itw .i V,d " unnecessary that upon rcllectlon he was convinced^ KTh srvn&nzz:a ^ tional Incorporation, he contended contem plate<l a general law for the incorporation of national railways engaged in Interstate l^irr,Ce- "W he thought. "shoSrd limit stocK and bond issues to the cash paid in, or to the value of the property ac quired, and no issue permitted save "with approval of the interstate commerce commission. - Continuing, he said: 1 he return which national corporations are to have upon their capital should be a fair rate of Interest on a fair valuation, and franchises to collect toils should pro vide so as to guard the public interest and save the public from extortion." Senator Newlands said it is plain the peo ple are restive und.-r existing conditions. They realize, he said, that men prominent in the great industrial corporations an- get ting control over the transportation of the country, "and unless we unify and simplify this control in a few thoroughly controlled great national corporations whose financen and operations can be easily understood and whose functions will be entirely taken out of politics, they will drift to national ownership as the easiest solution." Senator Newlands suggested that the ar gument in support of national ownership was a simple and taking one. and in clos ing his observations on this feature said: Government Ownership. "Government ownership presents no diffi culties, either constitutional or pHactical, except possibly the difficulty of honest and efficient administration, and the country will certainly drift to it unless the exist ing abuses of uncontrolled monoply, .*?. over capitalization, of accomplished union ' between the producing and transportation Interests, of political control, and of un just preferences and discriminations aro done away witii. Even assuming that tlio government management may not be as economical, the time may yet come when the people will regard equality of service as of more importance than economy of service. "But I believe the policy I am advocating: would give the country a 1 the benefits of government ownership wlt'.i none of its dan gers. It would abolish tile evils whicil have arisen from unrestricted monopoly, put the railroads out of politics, close the door against the entrance of over a million men Into the po'ltlcal patronage, and retain the management of the able nun whose genlijt created our present efficient system of transportation out of the crude conditions which prevailed a generation ago." When the reading of the report had been finished the Senate proceeded with its reg ular work, passing the bill extending the time for the completion of a da macros i the Mississippi river between the counties of Wright and Sherbourne, Minn , until 11* 18, and also the bill authorizing Cupt. Ejnar Mikkelson, a foreigner, to act as master of an American vessel on one cruise to the antarctic eeas In the Interest of tno American Geographic Society. Alleged Slaughter at Mt. Dajo. The President's message on the subject of the recent battle between United States troops and Moro Insurgents in the Sulu IP lands was then read and Mr. Culberson asked whether this was Intended as a re ply to the resolution recently adopted by the Senate at his Instance, and Mr. Bacon replied that It could not be a reply to tin resolution, as It failed to cover the ground. "What we want especially to know," ho said, "Is what provocation there was for this wholesale slaughter, for we must call It such In view of the fact that none es caped, regardless of age or Bex." He hopad, he said, that the facts would show that there had been extreme provocation. Ha regarded the affair as most regrettable. Mr. Lodge replied that so far no news had been received except by cable, and ho had no doubt that as soon as news should be received It would be supplied as a mat tet of course. "When the facts are re ceived." he went on. "It will be time enough to talk about slaughter and massacre, if the facts Justify such talk, which I don't believe they will." Mr. Culberson replied that the only pur pose of the resolution was to get the facts. "There have been official reports and re sponses," he said, "and we want copies of them." "Ia there anything indicating an Indispo sition on the part of the Secretary of War to supply the Information?" asked Mr. Spooner. and Mr. Culberson repl:el in th* negative, adding that Mr. Lodge had been under a misapprehension as to the purport of his inquiry. Mr. Bacon also declared that he had not mt In the absence of facta any rellection