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WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Boitaeu Offlce, lltk Stmt and PeantyWui* Arrest. The Evening Star Newip?per Company. Stw Yofi Offltt: Triku* Building. CMn(* O&M: Tribute BalUlsf. Th? Kr^ntng Pt?r, with tb? Sunday morning ?I1 tlon. is delivered by carrier?, on their own account, ?ulthln the city at 50 cents per month: without thf Sunday morning edition at 44 cents per month. Rr n.all, nnatage prepaid: Daily. Sunday Included, one month. fW) cents. Dally, Sundav excepted, one month, 50 cents. Saturday Star, one year, $1.00. Sunday Star, one year, $1.50. No. 36,628. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1906-TWENTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. Weather. Partly cloudy and warmer tonight; tomorrow showers and coolcr. A REMARKABLE RESCUE Another Living Survivor of the French Mine Disaster. IS ALIVE AFTER 25 DAYS Brought Out of the Mine at Courrieres Today. CAUSED INTENSE EXCITEMENT Lucky Man Seeins to Have Suffered Less Than Preceding Rescued Men ?Frantic Women. LENS, Department of the Pas de-Calais, France, April 4.?An* other living survivor of the mine disaster at Courrieres, March 10, was discovered this morning and brought out of the pit. The finding of another miner alive after twenty-five days' entombment caused in tense excitement. The man was found in pit No. 4 <>f the Sallaujmlnes vein. He was in good condition. According: to his first statements this man, Auguste Berton. suf fered less than the preceding rescued men. He is thirty-two years old, and was born in the same place as Nemy, tho lead??r of the thirteen men rescued March 30. As the news spread through the region it caused extreme exasperation against the engineers who have been direefing the sal vage -work. M. Leon, the state engineer, when he arrived at the pit was surrounded by a crowd of people who cursed and swore at htm, one woman going so far as to strike the engineer. Story of the Rescue. Berton wti found In the following man ner: One of a party of salvage men -was work ing In the mine this morning when he felt the touch of a hand on his shoulder and a man, who turned out to be Berton, said: "I am saved." The alarm was immediately given. Berton was taken to the pit mouth, doctors were summoned and Mme. Berton, the wife of the rescued man, was sent for, and an af fecting meeting occurred. Berton, who was covered with a layer of coal dust, described his experience as fol lows: "i was working with my cousin when an explosion occurred and we became sepa rated. Afterward, alone. I groped about in the darkness, ming to find an outlet. I first found a dead horse, but was unable to eat any of its flesh. Later I found some lunch bags which had belonged to men who had been killed by the explosion, and I lived on the food I found In them. I suf fered frnm the cold and took clothing and shoes from the dead. 1 also found three watches and twenty-four sous. At one time J pave up hope and tried to commit suicide by openine a vein. I slept ten times and tried to count the days, estimating that eight days had passed since the explosion." Attacked by Women. When the engineers came up from the Courrieres pitK at nooji today they were attacked by a crowd of women, crying: "Death to the murderers!" They were rescued by a squadron of dragoons. The people are intensely excited. They believe that there are other men alive in the mine and serious disorders are threatened. A thousand .women are thronging about tin- pit mouth and are forcing the barriers. The troops and gendarmes are trying to control the situation. Five search parties went down this morn ing to explore pit 4, but up to 1:30 p.m. they had not discovered any more survivors. Other parties are searching the mines, and the chief engineer will remain below all night. THE MUNICIPAL LEAGUE. Delegation Coming to Urge President's Attendance at Convention. Social Inspau-h to The Star. CHICAGO. April 4 ?A large delegation of representatives of tiie League of American Municipalities left here today for Washing ton to urge upon President ItoOsevelt the Importance of his attendance at the next convention of the league, which will be h< il til This - .?> September 2'. !!" and lis next. Among the members of the pc.rty were Major l'u;,r.e of Chicago, Mayor Boukwai ter of 1 udtiinapolis. John McVi tr, formerly mayor of lies Moines, Iowa, and a com in ttee from ti e Chicago Commercial As sociation HEAVY LOSS OF LIVE STOCK. Barn on Mississippi County Convict Farm Burned. Sjwelal l>'<ipatch to Tlw* St?r. JACKSON, Miss. April 4 The bafrn on tLe Kaukln county convict farm, six miles east of Jackson, was totally destroyed by tire early U is morning. Thirty head of brood mares. twenty-four mules, 10,000 bushels of corn, a great quantity of peas, hay and other feed stuff and farming uten sils, etc were burned. The Ls estimated at about ?55,000, v 111 no Insurance The origin of the lire is believed to have been incendiary. Sergt. Itar.ey w:;s spending the night In Jackson, and It Is supposed that some enemy of the manaf. nvnt of the farm applied the torch. Gov. Vardman and members of the boat d of control lett for the scene Imme diately after receiving news of the dis aster GUN. BLANCO DEAD. He Was Formerly Governor General of Cuba. MADRID. April 4. <5en. Blanco, for merly gv\error general of Cuba, diet! this morning. Raman Blanco Y Arenas was sent to Cuba to sum eed Gen. Weyler, whose con duct In ?upi':os.-, ng the rebellion la that island had shocked the humanitarian feel ing of all the civilised world, lie started on a policy of pacification, but tha Cul>an people did not trust him and his experience on the island was r.ot happy. VVnen the war with the I'nited States broke out Blanco did not enter upon the defense of the Island with much hope of success, and u soon the war was over he redgntd and returned to Spain, November, l!ft>s London Metal Markets. LONDON, April 4.?Copper was strong in the market today, the price reaching ?85 15s , but closed quiet at ?S4 10e. About 400 tons were sold. Tin was active and ad vanced 50e., reacted and closed at ?173 3s. Eight hundred tons were sold. Scale Committee in Session in New York. TO MEET THE MINE OWNERS In au Effcrt to Reach a Wage Agree ment. DEMANDS HAVE BEEN REFUSED Some Talk of a Revision of What the Committeemen Ask?President Mitchell's Reticence. NEW YORK, April 4.?The Shamokin ecale committee of the anthracite miners, to which has been intrusted the task of en deavoring to reach a wage agreement with the mine owners, went into session at 9:30 a.m. today at their headquarters in the Ashland House to discuss what their next move shall be. The instructions of this body call for an agreement with the an thracite operators subject to the ratifica tion of the convention to be called by the officers of the union, and in case they fail to arrive at an understanding the committee must report such failure to the convention. All the demands drawn up by the scale committee have been refused by the opera tors. and the question to tie decided now by the committee Is whether their propo sitions should be modified or whether dele gates representing all the hard coal mine workers should be summoned Into conven tion at once to decide what further action should be taken. May Modify Demands. Before the thirty-six members of the scale committee went into session there were re ports circulated to the effect that the com mitteemen would seriously consider the ad visability of modifying tlreir original de mands. None of the members of the com mittee would discuss the reports or even predict wliat action the committee will take. President Mitchell did not lake part in the deliberations of the committee until late In the morning, as he "had other press ing matters to attend to. He said today there was nothing In the present situation ?that he could discuss. He declined to say anything regarding the probability of the miners revising their demands. If a call for a convention Is decided upon today It is likely no announcement will be made until after tomorrow's meeting with the operators' subcommittee. It has been prac tically settled that when a convention is decided upon it will be held In Wiikes barre. Mitchell Keeps Silent. Mr Mltcfliell continues to refuse to go into details regarding yesterday's meeting. All information that has reached the pub lic so far has come from the operators' side. Soon after noon the miners' scale com mittee took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon, when they will resume consider ation of the strike situation. Neither Mr. Mitchell nor any member of the committee would disclose the nature of the forenoon discussion. l>ur!ng the recess of the Shamokin scale committee Mr. Mitchell held a conference with J. L. Marston of the Texas and Pa cific Bituminous Coal Company in regard to signing the 1H03 scale. They were together for about one-half hour, and at the con clusion of the conference neither would dis cuss what decision they had arrived at, If any. Disorder at Yatesville. AVILKK8BARRE. Pa., April 4.?There was considerable disorder at the Fernwood mine of the Erie Coal Company at Yates ville today. A number of Italian miners tried to prevent the pumpmen from going to work, but a uetail of the state constabu lary was sent to the scene and soon dis persed the crowd. Unemployed workmen prevented the operation of the washery of the West End Coal Company at Moeanaqua. Pickets held up the employes and told them it would be better if they did not go to work, and the men returned to their homes. MORE MINERS WORKING. Conditions in Pittsburg Coal District? Expensive Contention. PITTSBURG. Pa.. April 4.?More mines were In operation In the Pittsburg district today than yesrtwday, but at'none was the full complement of miners at work. The Pittsburg Coal Company reported forty-three rr.!lrn?d mines running and eleve nldle. AIuiis the M >nongahe':a and Youghlogheny rivers twelve mines were in operation and fif teen were closed down. The N* w York and Cleveland (Ins Coal Company has five mines running. In the Bridgevlile district the miners at Sygun. Bead ing, Traveskyn ajid Federal are all closed. The same conditions prevail in the <>ak?i?le district. No w<irk is l>ein gdone at any of the Inde pendent mines end the operators say they hav ? been cWsed down indefinitely, but It was confidently expected by th<- operators who signed the ?cile on Monday that the miners would nil be at work today. Their reluctance to return to the mines is now s-iid to be In a measure due to the dis covery that under the agreement signed many of the miners in the Pittsburg dis trict will work for less money and under mere unfavorable conditions than they did last year, and that none of the miners will be benefited to any extent !f the operators Insist on the strict letter of the agreement being observed. It Is claimed that valuable concessions se cured under former agreements, such as a 10 per cent reduction on house rent, and company store goods, and extra pay for "dead work," are pot named In the new contract. It Is understood that a verbal un derstanding exists between President John Mitchell and Francis L. RObbins, chairman of the Pittsburg Coal Company, that the advantages secured by the coal diggers since 10*13 shall remain Intact, but there Is nothing to that effect Included In the pres ent agreement, and the opponents of re sumption are using this argument more or less successfully with the miners. District Miners' Contention. The district contention was again In ses sion today, discussing the report of the tell ers on the recent local election. Many locals did not use the proper methods in conducting tha election, and the delegates may order It held over. It Is estimated that the trouble among the local miners has cost them more than ?100.000. When the question of continuing work un der the new agreement was brought before tU& miners' convention today, the delegates went on reccrd as favoring the 1003 scale as signed by the Pittsburg Coal Company and a number of other coal companies in this district. Frank Feehan. the newly elected district president, stated that officials of the Pitts burg Coal Company had called at the con vention hall and complained that they were unable to operate many of their mines be cause of the refusal of the men to go to work. Upon the advice of President Feehan a committee was appointed to visit the miners and induce them to return to work at once. It is now expected that in a day or two the Pittsburg Coal Company will have all its mines in operation. The Pittsburg and Southwestern Coal Company added its signature to the scale this afternoon. No Coal Mined in Ohio. COLUMBUS, Ohio. April 4.?No coal will be mined in Ohio this week, according to the statement of Secretary Savage of the Ohio miners today. "Next Monday," he said, "the miners and operators will hold a conference at Athens, and upon the result of this conference will depend largely the situation In Ohio. The independents in the Hocking field are an*ioua to Hgti the lO^C scale." NEW SET OF DEMANDS. Word From Scranton of Miners' Inten tions Tomorrow. SCRANTON, Pa., April 4?Word was re ceived In this city today from New York that when the anthracite operators and miners' committee reconvene tomorrow in that city the latter will present to the operators a new set of demands, greatly modified from those which the mine owners have so determinedly rejected. This infor mation emanates from a source that speaks from a complete knowledge of what the miners will do. The subcommittee of the miners havins; ascertained the unbending position of the operators, has reported to the full scale committee, and that body, it is said, will today so revise the demands of the miners that the operators will be Impressed by the conciliatory, spirit. Tomorrow's conference will be attended by the full committee, and the miners will do everything reasonable to secure a peace ful settlement. They will not, however, yield completely on all points which they have made. Should the operators reject the new propo sition the miners, it is said, will seek to have the trouble adjusted by the board of arbitrators, - ?. ..... I i SI TO ADJUST DIFFERENCES. Conference Asked by Company at Wheeling, W. Va. WHEELING, W.Va., April 4.?The man agement of the American Sheet Steel and Tin Plate Company, operating a number ot mines in this state, for Us own use, has requested a conference with the min ers' scale committee, indicating a desire to adjust all differences and resume work at the mines. The American company is a subsidiary organization of the United States steel corporation, f.iid It is under stood this plan will be followed'wherever the steel corporation mines are affected. Armed Strikers at Irwin. IRWIN, Pa., April 4.?Last night was oi e of disorder and terror at Edna mine No. 2 of the Penn Oas Coal Company, where several hundred men are on a strike for recognition of the union. The strikers all seem to be armed, and from dark until daylight a continuous fusillade of firing was kept up. Fortunately no one was injured. The company, it Is said, will put twenty-five more guards on duty at once. It Is considered unsafe to Introduce strike breakers and serious trouble is feared If an attempt is made to do so. Both Sides Willing. GREENVILLE, Pa.. April 4.?A Joint con ference of the miners and operators of the Meroer-Butler field will be held here tonight to arrange for the resumption of the mines. The operators mot last night and indica tions are that 'both sides are willing to ac cept the 1U08 scale. Train Service Reduction. DES .MOINES. Iowa, April 4.?The Min neapolis and St. Louis road and the Iowa Central today announced the annulment of six local passenger trains for Sunday, be cause of coal shortage due to the coal strike. In an official announcement Gen eral Passenger Agent A. B. Cutts, for both roads, says: "From present Indications our coal supply will likely be exhausted before the miners resume work, and our company, recognizing Its obligation to afford passen ger service so long as possible, deems it necessary to make such reductions lu Its service as can be effected with least Incon venience to the public." Anthony Memorial Here. Special Dispatch to Thfl Star. TOLEDO* Ohio, April 4.?The Woman# Council, In session here, has decided on a pu manent memorial to Susan B. Anthony in Washington. Suicide of Philadelphia Doctor. PHILADELPHIA. April 4.?Dr. Walter Alonso van Voorhts, aged fifty-two years, ccmmiited suicide at his home here today by shooting himself. Ill health is given as the cause of the suicide. RAILROAD RATE BILL REPUBLICANS NOT SO FAR APART AS THE DEMOCRATS. Th? republican# of the Senate are said to be not ao far apart in their differences over the railroad rate bill as are the democrat*. The "administration's amend ment" which whs presented in the Senate yesterday by Mr. Dong, after some tra vail, is declared to be a modification of the judicial review clause of the Knox bill, and conservative senators insist that the Knox 'bill actually provides review for shippers where it is denied by the I.ring umendment. The Knox bill provides that "any car rier, person or corporation" party to the proceedings of the commission shall have the right of appeal. The "administration amendment" provides that only the "car rier plaintiff shall bring suit against the commission. The Knox bill provides that tha ground of the complainant should be "violation of its. or his rights." The administration added the words "under the Constitu tion." In the Senate yesterday afternoon Mr. Knox asked to further add the words "or laws of the United States," so that the full paragraph should read, "violation of its or ills rights under the Constitu tion or laws of the United States." It was said today there were indications tlat the advocates of the "administration amendment" might favorably consider the proposition to add the words "or laws oi the United States," In which event it was said practically unanimous agree ment among republicans could be obtain ed on the Judicial review amendment, with a few minor changes. That would leave the democrats high in the air. They would b? split wide open on the question of no suspension. Mr. Bai ley's proposition. Such of their number as agree with the Spooner-Knox conten tion that Congress cannot limit the Ju dicial power of the courts would go with the republicans. TWO SESSIONS HELD By the Morrell Subcommittee on the School Bills. The school subcommittee of the House District committee, of which Representative Morrell of Pennsylvania to acting chairman, held both morning and afternoon session* today. An effort will he made to complete the draft of a school bill, so that the meas ure may be reported to the full District commltte-e at the regular weekly meeting tomorrow morning. The urgent need of haste in this matter is realized by the mem bers of the school subcommittee, in view of the fact that the end of the session is In sight. The bill reported by the subcommittee to the full District committee will contain va rious provisions in addition to the proposed increase in the salaries of the school teach ers, but there will be nothing radically af fecting the organization as at present con stituted. The members of the subcommittee have about come to the opinion that if a measure Is to na.?s this House It must not be loaded down with provisions which wouid excite debate. The subcommittee may decide, however, to report two alternative measures to the full committee, and let that body take what action It may please. If so, one of these bills will contain provision for the increase? along the salary line, with very little else, and the other measure will contain the In creases. but will include various other pro visions In the way of reorganization and re form. although even in this second meas ure nothing of a radical nature will be reo ommend?d. It is apparent that strong Influence U being brought to bear on the District com mittee to prevent the report of any bill at all. The members of the House who be lieve that there should not be any school bill this year are exerting every effort to prevent any measure coming before the House, and they claim that they have the support of Speaker Cannon in this connec tion. Some of these men are among the most influential in the House, and it may be possible for them to swing the District committee to the point where It will sit down on either one or both of the school bills submitted by the Morrell subcommit tee. Even these men admit that If a bill with Increases in the salaries of local teaoh ers is permitted to get before the House, and is not loaded down with obnoxious fcro vlslone, it will pass with a rush. In fact, they know this so well that their powerful Influence is being exerted to keep the bill Ur oommlttee until adjournment. COLON HAS PLENTY OF WATER. Report, of a Famine Pronounced Un true. ? The acting secretary of war haa received the following cable message from Chief Engineer Stevens at Panama in regard to the reported water famine on the isthmus: "Statements es to famine in Colon with out one word of truth. Everybody baa all wafer needs. No ships are short or waiting for water. Plenty of water at hand, and, excepting for serifs of bad accidents, we are prepared to deliver Indefinitely 50 per cent more water than demand, based on actual consumption past three months. Plenty of water lit Panama City for months and supply ample along line. Have no un easiness. The situation will be held In good shape." MB. ROOT'S TRIP. Will Virtt a Number of the South American Countries. Secretary Roet has decided to accept the Invitations from the resident diplomatic representatives of South American coun tries to extend his projected trip to Rio, so as to circumnavigate South America, and on the way to visit Buenos Ayres, Monte video, Santiago de Chile and Lima. The Secretary would like to inchnle the cap itals of Colombia and Ecuador in his tour, but press of time and the difficulty of reaching Bogota and La Paz from the sea ports will prevent his doing so. Mr. Root will be accompanied by Mrs. and Miss Root and personal servants only or. this trip. He expects to come up the west coast of South America to Panama, and. crossing the isthmus at that point, take one of the Panama railroad steamers from Colon to New York. The trip will be gin early In July, the cruiser Charleston starting from New York or Newport News, and will end about the first of October. It Is pointed out that the tour of the Secre tary involves no diversion of the big cruiser from her naval work, as she was originally under orders to proceed from the Atlantic to Join the Pacific station. It is the inten tion of the Secretary to stop a week or ten daj's in Rio during the conference there, and his stay In the other capitals to be visited will be limited to two or three days in each case. APPROVED BY COMMITTEE. Commissioner Macfarland's Nomina tion to Be Favorably Reported. The Senate committee on the District of Columbia today agreed to report favorably the nomination of Commissioner Macfar land to serve another term as a Commis sioner of the District of Columbia. The nomination of Mr. William H. De Lacy to be Justice of the Juvenile Court in the District was laid before the commit tee, but as this was not a regular session, and as the regular meeting will be held next Friday, it was decided to allow the matter to go over .until that time. There has been no unfavorable development in the case, however, in relation to Mr. De Lacy, his nomination going over because it was a new one and senators desired to know more about it. FRONTS ON FOURTEENTH STREET Property Purchased Yesterday by Mr. E. Quincy Smith. In a report In The Star yesterday of the purchase by Mr. E. Quincy Smith of prop erty formerly used by the American Se curity ajid Trust Company it was Inad vertently stated that the location was on the north side of G street, when it should have been on the west side of 14th street. The property which Mr. Smitli bought forms the eastern section of an L-shaped building, the remaining part having here tofore been purchased by the National City Bank. WRECK IN THE DISMAL SWAMP. N. and W.'s Cannon Ball Derailed at Juniper Siding?Reticence. Special Dispatch to The Star. SUFFOLK, Va.. April 4 ?The Cannon Ball Norfolk and Western passenger train, from Richmond to Norfolk, was wrecked nhortly after 11 o'clock today at Juniper siding, In the midst of the Dismal swamp. Railroad men are reticent as to the extent of Injury done, but physicians were hurried to the scene on special trains, both from here and Norfolk. Railroad people intimate that the injuries are chiefly confined to ?member# of the train crew, one or more or them having broken limbs. They say no passengers were seriously hurt. Mr. Longworth Denies a Rumor. Representative Longworth of Ohio, Presi dent Roosevelt's son-in-law, today denied the report contained In a dispatch from Cincinnati that he had promised J. W. Rogers, superintendent of parks In that city, to give the city fifty acres of ground for a public park. Mr. Longworth said he received a letter from Mr. Rogers suggest ing that he look into the matter of do nating this land, and he had taken it up with the manager of the estate In Cincin nati. He had come to no decision, however, and had received no report as yet. The tract in question is situated in DelM town ship, In the outskirts ?f Um city. MR. BREWER'S OPINION In ths Michigan Railway Cases. RADICAL CHANGE IN TEXT As First Published It Seemed to Pre judge Rate Bill. THE DECISION AS AMENDED Read Quite Mildly and Sidestepped Completely the Dangerous Ques tion?An Alleged Claim. Senators are commenting upon a iuii' discrepancy In Mr. Jjistice B^ncr'a opin ion in the Michigan railway eases, as de livered and as finally published. When the decision was handed down last Monday It was heard by a number of senators who were in the court and who interpreted one clause of it to prejudge the pending rail road rate bill. As published In the news papers first, the decision said: "There might be a question whether, even if there was r clear delegation of legisla tive functions fo other departments of the government, it would be void under the federal Constitution. In the nation no one of three great departments can assume or be given the functions of another, for the Constitution distinctly grants to the Presi dent, Congress and the judiciary sepa rately the executive, legislative and judicial powers of the nation. It may. therefore, be conceded that an attempted delegation by Congress to the President or any ininlste rial officer or board of power to fix a rate of taxation or exercise other legislative functions would be adjudged unconstitu tional." A Radical Change. This reading led a number of senators, among them the most prominent lawyers, to hasten to tiie clerk's office yesterday and con the text of the decision. They found i a radical change In the court's ex pression. The sentence "it may therefore be conceded that an attempted delegation by Congress to the President or any min isterial officer or board of power to tlx a rate of taxation or exercise other legisla tive functions would be adjudged uncon stitutional," was stricken out. The decis ion as amended reajl quite mildly, com pletely sidestepping the dangerous ques tion, as follows: "There might be a question whether, even If there were a clear delegation of legis lative functions to the other departments of the government it would be void under the federal Constitution. "Whatever may be the poT\er of Congifrs^ In the delegation of legislative funct ons. In view of the distinct grants In the federal Constitution, to the President, Congress and the judiciary separately, the execu tive. legislative and judicial powers of the nation, a very different question is present ed when the restrictions of the federal Constitution are Invoked to restrain like action in a state." The fact that In the Michigan case the court was careful to erase a clause in its opinion which might be construed to have bearing on the rate bill. is considered by some senators as proof of the neutr:ii posi tion of that body on tlie great subject. TARIFF REFORM. Mr. DaTidson's Plan for Settling the Question. The latest plan for ta-:fT reform agitation Is proposed by Representative Davidson of Wisconsin in a resolution which he has In troduced in the House. Mr. Davidson pro poses to find out just what there is in all this tariff reform talk. He wants a "show down." His plan is to have a subcommittee of the house ways .mil means committee sit during the recess i f Congress and give heal ings $>n the subject of proposed tarifT re vision. He Bays: I-et the people who demand tariff revision come In and tell why it is tieoessary; why the Dingley schedules aie oppressive, if they are oppressive. Then it can be determined, declare* Mr. Davidson, just how much of the tar.ff agitation is buncombe and how much iv lt-al. If the farmers have a grievance against the iarlfl let them express it. and at tiie same time say how far they will yield the protection the bill gives their products against Ca nadian, Mexican and South American farm and range products. Let the New Kng'.and manufacturers pre sent their troubles over the duty on hides, coal and other raw material, and then i-iy how much of a reduction- they will give the farmers of the west on shoes, woolen goods, hardware, lamps, hals and the like. "In other v.-orrie," says Mr. Davidson, in effect, "let's have a heart-to-heart talk on tariff schedules among all classes of pro ducers from all sectlor.s of the country, and then we can see whether there is real de mand for recasting the Dingley schedules." His idea Is that if the subcommittee re ports at the next session of Congress tiie existence of a well-defined demand for re vision Congrera cxn go ahead with It either; at the regular session or an extra session lo he called' after March 4. . I A beneficent feature of the Davidson plan, in the view of some republicans, is that adoption of the resolution would postpone the crisis on tariff revision until after the cougrresslonal elections. They could go be fore their constituents and say that Con gress was looking into revision and would act In due season. That excuse would be very grateful to a number of republicans who are losing some sleep over revision agitation. THE ZION CITY CRISIS. Movement for Appointment of Receiv er?Dowie to Fight. CHICAGO, April 4?It was decided today by Overseer Voliva of Zion City that lu view of the announced Intended return of John Alexander Dowie from Mexico, arid Dowle's declared Intention of making a light against the action suspending Dowie from office, that the present overseer shall be appointed receiver of the Church of ?lon and of all the public properties standing in the name of the church. The courts wi l probably be asked to name Voliva as re ceiver within the next few days. It was also asserted by the officers of Zlon City that if Dowie returns and com mences legal action against the present of ficers of the church, or attempts to oust them, they will cause his arrest and prost, cution on the charge of misuse of funds. Voliva, acting under the power of attor ney he holds from Dowie. today filed in the office of the county recorder of Lake county an assignment to Deacon Alexandei Granger of all the annuities and bequests that have been made to Dowie and are still unpaid. _ To Enlarge Georgetown Custom House. Representative Green of Massachusetts, a member of the House District committee, introduced a btU today appropriating 18,000 to be expended in repairing and enlarging the custom hoWie at the port of George law*. BARNES' NOMINATION Action of Senate Committee on Post Offices. A SUBCOMMITTEE NAMED Consisting of Senators Burrows, Car ter and Culberson. MRS. MINOR MORRIS INCIDENT The Facts in Connection With Her Expulsdon From the White House to Be Investigated. The Set atcommittee on post offices post roads will receive testimony and will have an Investigation made In relation to the nomlnatalon of Mr. BcnJ K Barne* t>) be postmaster of this city. This afternoon Senator Penrose, chairman of the Semite committee on post ofllces and post roads received 4 call from Senator Tillman an<l after u conference It was agreed that a subcommittee should be appointed, consist-, lng of Senators Burrows, Carter and Cul berson, to hear such testimony and receive other information that may be offered In re spect to Mr. Barnes' qualifications for the ofllce of postmaster "f this c t> It is understood that witnesses w 11 be called before the subcommittee in order to asct rtaln thV- ? \act facts in connection wlttt the expulsion of Mrs. Minor Morris from tile White House. There will he ether matters In relation to Mr. Barnes' qualifications which will be looked Into. Representations have been made that Mr. Barnes Is not a naturalised citizen and that, in fact, he Is not a citi zen of the l.'nited Slates at all. Fur;her Information on that subject will be called for. As the committee was only appointed af ter 2 o'clock this afternoon. It will not be able to get together today probably, but it is expected to do so in the near future. A SHOOTING MYSTERY. I Two Phiiadelphians Held in New Yor* l'or Murderous Assault. NRW yOJtK. April 4.?Henry Kartell ;>i.i Nettie Barr. both of Philadelphia, were ai res ted today, the man charged with ? shooting lu an uptown cafe and the women as a suspicious character. Farreil whs ar raigned and held without bail to nwalt tho developments in the condition of Frank Walder, whom it is alleged he shot and who is in a serious condition. At the arraignment It was charged that the Philadelphia! walked up behind W.iJ der today and shot liitp without warning. Farrell refused to talk about the shooting The young woman said thai she came here three weeks ago with Farrell from Philadelphia, and that recently, when he saw her in a hallway talking to Wa'.der, he threatened to shoot them both. REPUBLICAN LANDSLIDE. Captured New City Council of Kansas City. KANSAS CITY", Mo., April 4 Kverj one J of the fourteen members of the upper house of the new city council is a republl I can and ten of the fourteen members of the lower house are republicans. The four democratic number of the lower house were the only democrats successful In ye * | terday's election. Of the councllmen elect | ed yesterday none voted for or favored tho gas and street railway franchise extension i ordinances that were before the late coun ! oil. I Only one of these franchise councllintu , was even renominated. The plurality o! Henry M. Beardslev. republican, foi mayor. Is 1,530- The other cand.dates on the re publican ticket received nearly the same pluralities. The socialist vote was trivial. WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH. Husband Held for the Act?Evidently Demented. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Apill 4 Mrs. Martin. Van't Hof was burned to death early today. Her husband is held at the 1 county Jail pending the order of Coroner Leroy. The twelve-year-old son of the couple was aroused by his mothers . rj and rushed down slairs to find her body ou the floor surrounded by (tames und his fa!her tunning around the room apparently de mented. He says that his father I.eld t.:rn and would not let him go to his mother's assistance. Van't Hof lias spent some time in an insane asylum and is said to have shown signs of mental difficulties of late. When the neighbors reached the house attracted by the boy's screams and the fire, Van't Hof was running tip and down lu front of the house half clad, shouting. "I told you I'd burn her up. Hurrah for the stars and stripes." SIX PASSENGERS HURT. Train Coach Derailed by Cave-in at Richmond, Ind. RICHMOND. Ind , April 4.-Kix passen gers were hurt here today as the result of the caving in of one side of a heavy fill near tlft main street crossing of the Chi cago, Cincinnati and Louisville railroad. One coach and the baggage car of a spe cial train bearing 300 Richmond member* of the Order of Redmen home from & meeting at Rush,vllle rolled down a twenty foot embankment. None of the injured fatally hurt. Forty men were in the coach. Two ot'i^ coaches on the train clung to the iaii? Seven Years for Perjury. NEW YORK. April 4.?Larry Rogers, tvlg recently told the district attorney a fa)? story about a plot to assassinate Rev. '"ha* H. Parkhurst, thg clergman and refor^ leader, was toduy sentenced to seven yea? and six mouths' Imprisonment in S ug Sins. After lie had involved several members-of fhe police forco under a cloud of susplciol by revealing their alleged plans to have Dr. Parkhurst clubbed at the first opportunity, Rogers retracted his statements ar.d ple?4? ed guilty to a charge of perjury.