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?ennsy!vania Road Official
FOR CERTAIN REFERENCES
In Company's Relations With Stand
ard Oil Traffic.
SOME VERY SHARP CRITICISM
The Commissioner's Aspersions De
clared Inexcusable and Outrageous
Perversion of the Facts.
PHILADELPHIA. May S.-Vice President
Thayer of th?> Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany t ? >day made the following statement
concerning the report of Commissioner
Garfield In the Standard Ol inquiry:
"The report of Commissioner Garfield, so
far as It refers to our company in Its rela
tions with the traffic of the Standard Oil
Company. Is an inexcusable and outrageous
p- rversion of the facts.
"It true that there has been in effect a
special rate of 1? cents per barrel on oil -
from Olean to Rochester, and It has not j
been withdrawn. Tins rate was originally
made In 1888 by the Western New York j
and Pennsylvania railway, twelve years
before the acquisition of that company by ;
the Pennsylvania railroad, in order to re- ^
tain to the railroad traffic which would
otherwise have gmc by pipe line. The traffic
to bp transported was crude oil and unfin
ished products moving from one refinery to
another belonging to the same owners.
"Attention was recently called to the
wording of tbe tarllT which might be con
strued to Include r> fined oil. and perhaps
wa* so erroneously construed and applied
In a few Instances, lnstgn flcjnt as corn
pit red with the total traffic. The wording of
the ! irlff was corrected s> as to clearly
confine the rate to crude oil and unfinished
products thereof, as intended.
No Secret Rate.
"It is not a secret rate and never has
|,. en secret. The tarllT was not fi'ed with
the Interstate commerce commission be
cause it applied to traffic solely within the
state of New York, and tariffs upon such
traffic are never filed with the commission,
whose jurisdiction covers only interstate
"Jt was not made, as stated by the re
port. for the purpose of combination witri
other rites to pr dure secret, low. througn
rate to New England, and was never, to
our knowledge, us, d for such purposes
"As the so-called 'saving of $11;>,<KK> in
1SM>4, I presume this is based on the uif
ference between the special rate and the
regular classification rate This conveys
the impression that a large sum of money
w - Illegitimately given by the railroad,
which In view of the facts above explained
is manifestly not true.
"Reference is made to 'blind billing, as
If It were some secret device. This also
Is untrue. The explanation of so-called
?blind billing' is very simple: Hilling Is
another name used by railroads for manl
* testing, which is a record of the shipment
made for use only of the railroad corn
pan* <n making proper movement of the
traffic and taking proper account of it.
Tl * publl never sees a manifest, being In
teresied only in ti e rate the bill of lading
and freight bill.
When Term ' Blind" is Used.
"The term 'blind' is used when manifests
are made without the details being shown,
a practice not Infrequent and not peculiar
to th- oil tratih Its purpose Is to save
clerical work. This, was fully explained to
Commissioner <iarfield's representative and
it w :s dearly shown to him. in the case
under -.eu.sslon, tt.at the actual freight
money required by the Issued rate was col
leetci and retained by the railroad com
pany. , .
After an exhaus.A'e examination by the
l>epartment of Commerce our books and
? nt- ljeing freely produced, both on
s--.it .' J interstate traffic?it appears that
tl- onlv case that Commissioner Garfield
was able to present for criticism in all our
with the Standard Oil Company
!a tls rate on oil between Olean and
Rochester, two points in the state of New
York, a distance of 1C9 miles apart, at each
?.f which points are located refineries of
the Standard (Ml Company, and between
w hi 'i a pipe line could readily have been
The President's Message.
Ir. the message from the President trans
mitting the report of Commissioner Gar
field, reference Is made to the relations of
the railroad to the so-called sugar trust'
at New York and ttie information com
municated to the President that the so
called 'sugar trust rarely. If ever, pays
the lawful rate for transportation. As the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company Is known
to participate largely In the carriage of
thus traffic !'. wouid necessarily follow that
such Information applied to that company,
mid In view of this 1: is eminently proper
ih.it tnswer thereto should be promptly
mad. on that company's behalf. Having
) knowledge, I deny most positively
and emphatically that such information Is
true, ao tar as the Pennsylvania Railroad
Comp- ny is cor erned; on the contrary, I
?.--it positively that the traffic of the
so-called sugar trust' or other shipper of
sugar has been carried for many years
past at the lawful published tariff rate,
iind that no rebat.- >r unlawful concession,
direct or indirect, has been paid by our
company on this traffic
it !s ui fair and unjust to the President
that 1 s! ould be mis.ed into believing
tnat an> >a'h cond >n of affairs exists
MELLEN IS BRIEF.
If His Road Has Done Wrong
There is Recourse.
NEW HAVEN. Conn . May ft.?In reply
t , in Inquiry as to his opinion of that part
f the (Airfield report on rebates alleged to
hav. b ? n given by railroads to the Stand
ard Oil Compuny, President Charles S
MolU-n of the New York. New Haven and
Hartford railroad ton ght made the follow
' Mr. Mellon has nothing further to eay
than in his remarks before the Boston Art
<"lub He does not see how the Issue can
lie drawn more clearly than was done
"If he or his company has committed any
thing unlawful it weald s?'em proper that
procefnlings should be taken to enforce the
law Why Is tills not done?"
SENATOR SCOTT'S MAN.
He WTent One Better Than the Presi
Senator Scott of West Virginia had a can
didate for an office, and the senator was
pushing lils constituent's claims before the
President. There was a bar sinister, how
ever. in the record of Senator Scott s man,
and the President said that on account of
his moral character he could not appoint
Then the President renewed the nomi
nation of Hen Daniels of Arizona, and Mr.
Daniels was finally confirmed Whereupon,
so the story is told around the Capitol,
Senator Scott went to the President and
"Mr. President, you have certainly not
Investigated thoroughly the record of my
candidate. It is very apparent you have
not estimated his worth."
"How Is that?" the President Is said to
"Well." replied the senator, "I see you
have renominated Ben Daniels. Now Ben
v :s only in the penitentiary once and my
-.v " ?*?'??? "
RHODE ISLAND ASHORE
REPORTED HARD AND FAST OK
YORK SPIT BAR.
Special DInpAti-h to The Star.
PORTSMOUTH. Va., May 5.?The battle
ship Rhode Island is ashore in the Chesa
peake hay. While proceeding from Boston
to Yorktown for target practice this morn
ing the big fighter went aground on York
Spit bar. and the latest heard from her was
to the effect that she was hard and fast.
Her plight was made known to this navy
yard by wireless telegraph as soon as her
commanding officer realized that she could
not be worked off the sand bar' with her
own engines. For fear of injuring the splen
did vessel he decided to await the arrival
of assistance, which was rushed from the
navy yard In the shape of the naval tugs
Hercules and Mohawk. These two power
ful vessels will pull on the grounded war
ship at high tide this evening, and it Is be
lieved that she will be floated without In
Jury. The Rhode Island was on her way
from Boston to Yorktown to test her great
The battleship Virginia will be placed In
commission at the navy yard In this city on
Monday. Commander Seaton Shroeder will
assume command of the splendid vessel on
that day. her crew being transferred aboard
from the receiving ship Franklin. The
marine guard assigned to the vessel will
arrive here from New York and Philadel
phia tomorrow morning.
Roulette tables. German hazard tables
and other gambling devices which cost at
least J4.500 were burned to ashes this af
ternoon by the city sergeant on the Jali
property. The gambling paraphernalia was
that seized several months ago in the house
occupied by George Elderkln, Crawford and
Water streets, and the burning of the stuff
this afternoon was in accordance with
orders of Judge James F. Crocker of the
court of hustings. Elderkin. who was ar
rested at the time the tables were seized by
the police, was. on condition that he sur
render the property, dismissed.
WEEKS DEFENDS NAVY
REPLIES TO RECENT SPEECH BY
General debate on the naval appropriation
bill terminated with the close of yesterday's
session of the House, one paragrapli of th>i
bill telng read in order to make It the
continuing order before the House ad
International arbitration, the reduction of
our armament, a carefully prepared address
on the achievements of tlie navy and a de
fense of the naval program for togeth
er with a speech in favor of a monument
or. Kings Mountain battlefield were the
features of this legislative day. Those
who addressed the House formally were
Mr. Bartholdt of Missouri, Mr. Johnson of
South Carolina. Mr. Webb "of North Caro
lina, Mr. Tirrell and Mr. Weeks of Massa
Mr. Foss of Illinois, in charge of the bill,
stated that the naval budget probably
would be completed after two days' de
bate under the five-minute rule. Mr. Payne,
the floor leader, thought it would take a
An appropriation of $.'10,000 for the build
ing of a monument at Kings Mountain bat
tle ground was the subject of a speech de
livered by Mr. Webb (N. C.).
"I raise the point of no quorum." said
Mr. Clark (Mo.). And the chair "in his
mind's eye" counted a quorum.
Mr. Tirrell (Mass.) was recognized to ex
plain some of the reasons why there are
so many desertions from the navy, whlcu
he attributed to the enlistment of boys un
der ?ighteen years of age.
Mr Tirrell said that there was not a
post office along the Massachusetts coas"
that did not contain a flaming poster with
magnificent battle shtps In the distance and
a natty petty officer In the foreground in
viting the young men of the land to Join
the navy ;;n<i telling of the benefits to be
| d< rived therein.
| "A fraud order ought to be Issued
I against that," said Mr. Mann (111.) senten
Mr. Clark (Mo.) said It was a great mis
tnke to put the stigma of desertion on a
boy who had out of pure patriotism enlist
ed In the navy and who later found he was
not suited to its requirements. "A boy un
ci. r i ighteen years of age Is still a boy am
should be so treated," remarked Mr. Clark.
Mr. Loud (Mich.) said he had taken a
boy out of the navy on exactly similar
ilres and there had been no stigma attach
ing to his discharge.
"Then the navy has one rule for you
(pointing to the republican side) and one
rule for us (indicating the democrats),"
said Mr. Clark (Mo.).
Mr Weeks (Mass.) a graduate of the
Naval Academy, replied to the address or
Mr. Burton (Ohio) made Friday, who In
sisted that for international peace the naval
program as presented in the bill should be
curtailed. Mr Weeks contended that t.'ie
hill was a fair one and in the very nature
of things should be passed. He insisted that
a large navy today was not for the purp ?ae
of menacing a neighbor, but for the pur
pose of protecting our growing commerce
Mr. Hepburn (Iowa), In a speech some
time ago when the hazing bill was before
the House, made the statement that
twenty-six ships had been lost In twenty
five years, and he deduced from this tnat
the personnel must be not of the highest.
This statement Mr. Week9 answered at
great length, reviewing the loss of every
ship since the civil war either by accident,
typhoon, sunken rock or whatever the
cause, and gave the officer in command, re
sult of Inquiry and court-martial. If such
\Mth the close of Mr, Weeks' speech,
which met with very liberal applause, gen
eral debate ceased, and the first paragraph
of the bill was read. The committee then
rose, and at 4:10 the House adjourned un
til tomorrow at noon.
IT MADE PARDEE SMILE
WHEN HE READ SENATOR TILL
I Special Dispatch to The Star.
ATL?ANTA, Ga., May 3.?ITnlted States
Judge Don Pardee, who, according to a
statement made by Senator Tillman In the
Senate, ought to be Impeached. Is not dis
turbed by the attack at t he statesman.
Judge Pardee smiled at the suggestion of
Impeachment made by Senator Tillman. He
"In the matter of the valuation of roads
for rate purposes, I followed the direction
previously made by Judge Morrow In '87,
Federal Reporter, page 22.
"Besides, the Florida system has had
nearly three years In which to pursue Its
remedy If the temporary Injunction which I
granted was wrongfully allowed. They
could have had a hearing by the circuit
court of appeals within flve months, and
from there could have gone to the Supreme
Court of the United States long ago. But
from the time that the Injunction was is
sued no attempt has been made to bring the
case to a new hearing.
"Besides." continued Judge Pardee. "I did
in this case a thing never before done by
any federal judge under like circumstances.
I compelled the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad Company to give a good and suffi
cient bond, payable to the railroad commis
sion of Florida, for any damages resulting
from the Injunction should It be declared
to have been wrongfully Issued. In fact. I
Inaugurated that practice and recommended
to Senator Bacon its Incorporation In any
national rate bill that Congress may pass."
GRANGERS TO PRESIDENT.
Beseech Him to Stand Firmly for
HARRISBl'RG. Pa., May 5.?The legisla
tive committee of the Pennsylvania State
Grange at a meeting here tonight formu
lated the following telegram to President
"We. the legislative committee of the
Pennsylvania State Grange, In behalf of our
organization, beseech you to stand true to
your original position on rate regulation.
We pledge you the united support of 60,000
members to this end. and hope to win a
?square deal.' (Signed) W. T. Hill, W. T.
Creasy, E. B. Dorsett, commit tea."
Senator Tillman Does Not Pro
pose to Be Bulldozed.
MR. PENROSE'S EFFORT
To Secure a Vote in Executive Ses
CASE MAY COME UP TOMOREOW
When Resolution for Investigation of
the Police Will First Be
An effort was made In the executive ses
sion of the Senate Friday afternoon to
shut ofT debate on the Barnes case. Sen
ator Penrose, chairman of the committee
on post offices and post roads, moved that
a time be fixed In the near future for a
vote on the nomination of Mr. Barnes to
be postmaster In this city, but he was at
ohce met by a stubborn resistance on the
part of Senator Tillman.
"You will not bulldoze me by any such
tactics," declared Mr. Tillman. "I propose
to have this case discussed in executive
The attempt of the Pennsylvania sena
tor to curtail the discussion of the Barnes
nomination and come to a vote at once
followed a request by Mr. TlUrnan that,
owing to the great demand for time be
cause of the pending rate bill, the nomi
nation be allowed to go over until after the
rate bill has been disposed of and until his
resolution providing for an investigation
of the Mrs. Morris case and of the metro
politan police has been acted upon in the
The Police Investigation Resolution.
The request, that his resolution for an in
vestigation by the committee on the Dis
trict of Columbia be first disposed of was
based upon the claim that In the orderly
consideration of the case it should be first
settled whether such an investigation was
to take place. If the Senate should decide
to order such an investigation the nomina
tion would naturally be held until by com
petent testimony it should be determined
whether the police officers or Mr. Barnes
was responsible for the forcible handling of
Mrs. Morris. That is one of the important
disputed points in the case.
But the Pennsylvania senator brushed
aside all these considerations for securing
a proper hearing of Hie facts connected
with the case and declared that the. debate
must stop and a vote be taken. This
brought out the declaration on the part
of Mr. Tillman that he did not propose to
be bulldozed and that he would rest upon
his rights in the matter.
The attempt to cut off debate was re
garded as most unwarranted, because sen
ators who have desired to address the Sen
ate on the nomination have been unable
to do so, Senator Culberson having been
called from the chamber by the Illness of
a member of his family before he concluded
his -remarks on that question.
No Way of Securing Information.
Not only has the matter not been dis
cussed at length, but when senators have
undertaken to address the Senate on the
Barnes case In executive session they have
had vacant chairs for their audience. As
their remarks have not been reported and
1-rinted there has been no way In which the
senators not present could receive the In
formation that they have desired to get be
fore them. In the case of the open ses
sions senators not present are kept fully
informed of the proceedings by reading t'he
Record. Hut in executive session the case
has been quite different.
There is an earnest desire on the part or
many senators to have such facts as tney
possess reach the senators. But under the
conditions that prevail they are having the
greatest difficulty in attaining that re
After It was seen that no progress could
be made either by securing an agreement
between the senators from South Carolina
and Pennsylvania a motion to adjourn was
made and carried. The matter of tne
Barnes nomination will probably come up
again tomorrow afternoon, or as soon as
the consideration of the rate bill will allow
time for that purpose. Senator Tillman has
shown In the executive session his deter
mination to have a hearing before the Sen
ate votes on the nomination, and it is likely
that he will be Insistent on that point.
The Physician's Modified Statement.
An interesting phase ot the Barnes case
is embodied in a statement by Dr. H. ?J.
Weaver of Asheville, N. C. Dr. Weaver
declared In a letter that appears in the
confidential report of the committee to the
Senate that he treated Mrs. Morris for in
sanity at Asheville two years ago. Recent
ly Tie was Interviewed by the Raleigh News
and Observer upon his statement concern
ing Mrs. Morris, and he modified his first
declaration by saying that Mrs. Morris
had visited Asheville "several years ago"
and that he was her physician.
"As to the question of Mrs. Morris' in
sanity," the report states, "the physician
refused to make a statement other than to
say that when he attended her she was suf
fering with nervousness."
THE BITUMINOUS ISSUE.
President Mitchell Declined an Ar
Special Dispatch to The Star.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 5.~President J.
H. Winder of the Coal Operators' Associa
tion received the following telegram to
night, President Mitchell of the miners' or
ganization practically refusing his ofTer of
"SCRANTON, Pa., May 5, 1906.-J. H.
Winder, Columbus, Ohio: Telegram re
ceived. Your proposition offering to sub
mit to arbitration differences affecting
wages which developed at Indianapolis
joint conference, together with new Issues
raised by those you represent since the ad
journment of that conference was submit
ted by mail to members of International
effective board Immediately upon the re
ceipt of your communicating. Members
of this board are located in districts ex
tending from the eastern slope of Alle
gheny's to Pacific ocean and from Alabama
to west Canada. Their replies could not
he received at this date. However, a suffi
cient number are In to Indicate the senti
ment of the effective board, which is that
any arbitration that would change differ
entials fixed by mutual agreement in com
petitive districts would be unwise and
would not conserve satisfactory peace In
bituminous industries. My opinion is that
Inasmuch as your arbitration proposal in
volves questions not in controversy and
which might either by increase or decrease
disturb well-established and mutually ar
ranged differentials In and between vari
ous competitive districts, It would not be
acceptable to us. Shall notify you defi
nitely of our board's decision within the
next few days."
"John Mitchell has evaded the arbitra
tion issue," is the only comment made by
Mr. Winder on the telegram.
WYOMING IS EXCITED
OVER ARREST OF MORMON BISH
BASIN, Wyo., May 5.?Excitement was
created by the arrest yesterday of Bishop
J. J. Jolly, head of a settlement In Big
Horn county of (5,000 Mormons, on a charge
of sustaining bigamous relations.
Tbe arrest of Bishop Jolly will be fol
lowed by tbe prosecution of nearly a score
of other members of the Monnon Church In
Big Horn county on similar charges, It Is
It is alleged that tbe Mormons had plan
ned to divide Big Horn county, the largest
county In Wyoming, to form a smaller
county tfhat they could control. This rumor
influenced the Gentiles to prosecute Mor
mons for polygamous relations, It 1* said.
PLEASED OVER RESULT
GENEBAX SATISTACTION IK THE
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. May 5.?General
satisfaction was expressed throughout the
anthracite coal region today when It be
came known that the mine workers' con
vention had decided to accept a renewal of
the strike commission's award of 1W>3.
After Ave weeks' idleness a great majority
of the men appeared anxious to return to
work, though all had been hopeful of better
results from the suspension and the nego
tiations with the operators.
The fact that President Baer and the
operators' committee wlH meet the miners'
scale committee In New York on Monday Is
generally regarded as an Indication that
the operators are satisfied with the action
of the convention. There Is some specula
tion. however, as to what stand the opera
tors will take regarding the length of time
the renewed award shall continue. It is be
lieved In some quarters that the operators
will demand a three-years' agreement, but
this. It Is said, will be vigorously contested
by the miners. Neither side is willing, how
ever, to discuss that question tonight.
Change in Beading's Plans.
The convention's action today will result
In a change of the plans of the Reading
Preparations had been made to resume at
some of the collieries next week. A large
number of cars had been fitted up for the
occupancy of special officers and workmen
near the mines. It was the purpose of the
company to start up Brookslde and Lincoln
collieries. In western Schuylkill, on Monday.
A large force of men were being assembled
at Auburn, and were to have been sent
from there to the mines and return in the
FIBEMEN AND OILERS ON LUM
BER BOATS QUIT.
BUFFALO, N. Y., May 3.?The monthly
men in twenty-one of the local elevators
wero today ordered to strike on Monday If
an attempt is made to unload grain with
non-union men. The monthly men are em
ployed in separating the different kinds of
grain as it comes out of a vessel's hold,
and their work cannot be performed by
men unacquainted with the machinery and
the location of the different bins. The union
men claim this will checkmate the lake
carriers in their attempt to elevate the
2.5(H),<HX> bushels of gTain afloat in the har
bor. The coal handlers discussed the ad
visability of returning to work, but it was
finaliy decided to keep the men out.
The efforts of the lake carriers to break
the strike is centered on the docks. With
the docks in operation enough non-union
men. can be secured to move part of their
lleet. This has been demonstrated at the
ore tracks, where the ore handlers are not
organized. Seven boats have unloaded and
cleared from there since the strike began.
The effort to start the grain elevators
Monday, it is expected, will be a supreme
test of strength between the unions and the
The strike of the ore hand ers at the docks
of the Buffato Furnace Company was ef
fectively broken today by the employment
of non-union men. No attempt was made
by the strikers to molest the men at work
135 More Joined Strikers.
DETROIT, Mich., May 5.?President. D. J.
Keefe of the International I.ongshoremen,
Marine and Transport Workers' Associa
tion has received reports from his lieuten
ants going to show that 135 mates have
left their vessels at Lake Erie ports and
joined the strikers. Rumors have been cur
rent here that an important meeting of the
strlk'ing marine workmen was to be held
tonight at Buffalo, but President Keefe
said he had no knowledge of such a meet
The local steamboat inspectors at Mar
quette, Mich., after investigating the col
lision of the steamers Sylvania and Bes
semer, which occurred off White Fish
Point in Lake Superior last June, have
suspended for sixty days the license of
Capt. Ehrhart of the Sylvania, and for
fifteen days that of Capt. W. S. Hoag of
Nearly All Train Crews Laid Off.
DULUTH, Minn., May 5.?Nearly all of
the train crews have been taken off the
ore-carrying railroads in this county be
cause of the lake strike. The open pit
mines have all been closed down. The
underground mines will continue to oper
ate. and their ore will be put in stock
plies. Hundreds of men are out of em
ployment. and before long the number, it
is expected, will run into thousands. All
vessels coming in here for cargoes are
bein" loaded and sent out, but the num
ber of arrivals from the lower lakes is
beginning to decrease.
Vessels Tied Up.
MILWAUKEE. Wis., May 5.?Two
steamers, the Stone ar.d Volunteer, from
the lower lakes, started on return trips
t< day. Vessels belonging at this port are
tied up on account of the strike. The
oi ly boats reported as leaving are those
which l^ve contracts with crews lor
Index to Unclassified Advertisements.
PART I. Page.
Palais Royal 4
Hub Furniture Company G
George E. Corbett?Paints 3
Equitable Purchasing Company S
I). G. Pfietfer?Pianos 6
W. B. Moses A Song?Storage B
B. Rich's Hons?Shoes f>
House A Herrmann?Furniture 6
W. B. Butler Company?Paints (1
Byron S. Adams?Printer 6
H. S. Dental Association. 0
John F. Ellis & Co.?Pianos 6
Geo. F. Muth & Co.?Art Goods 6
To-Kalon Wine Company 6
J. E, Dyer?Sheboygan Water 6
Elseman A Co.? Clothing fl
Lansburgh Furniture Company 6
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company 0
W. S. Thompson?Pharmacy 0
Family Shoe Store 6
John B. Eapey?Hardware 6
Lansburgh A Bro 7
8. 8. Shedd A Bro. Company?Gas Ranges.... 8
Columbia Planograpli Company 8
A. Kabn?Optician 8
J. Fied Gatcbell 8
Mayer a Co.?Furniture S
Lever ton A Co.?Ladles' Goods 0
Peter Grogan?Furniture 9
Parker. Bridget & Co 10
Fidelity Storage Company 10
A. M. Donaldson 10
Postal Telegraph Cable Company 10
John K. Ellis A Co.?Talking Machines 10
Kretol Company 10
Washington Gas Light Company 10
C. fl. Realty Company 11
Pettlt A Company 12
8. J. Venable? Pictures 16
Chas. Kraemer?'Wines 16
L. P. Darrell?Advertising Agency 16
PART II. Page.
Farker, Bridget 4c Co 1
PliiUpsborn?Ladles' Goods..... 2
Oslt A Bro.?Jewelers 2
Clark, Davenport a Co.?Furniture 2
Ogram's Gift Store 2
Win- M. Oslt a Co.?Ceres Floor 2
Mrs. C, Stlebel?Millinery 2
B. W. Devreaui -Ladles' Goods 3
Edward J. Qulnn?Wines g
Julius J. Gerflnkle?Ladles' Goods............ 8
8. Kann, Sons a Co 12
Wm. Hakn a Co.?Shoes j
Tbos. J. Fisher a Co.?Real Estate 1
Mlddaugh a Shannon?Seal Estate 1
B. 9. Saul Co.?Real Batata 1
Moore a Hill (Inc.)?Real Estate 1
James P. Shea?Real Estate 1
W. B. Moms a Sous?Furniture ?
TROUBLE NOT ENDED
More Commotion in McKinley
Manual Training School.
IRE OF PARENTS AROUSED
Miss Ida Daly, English Teacher, Ac
cused of Discrimination.
HER VERSION OF CASE GIVEN
Committee of Board of Education to
Hear the Complaints Tomor
White the Gardner investigation has but
Just been completed, and the Swartsell
case Is yet fresh in many minds, the board
of education tomorrow will be in the midst
of the active sifting of more "charges," It
having been decided that the industrial
committee of the board shall sit in the
Franklin building tomorrow evening to
take up the allegations made against Miss
Ida M. Daly, head teacher of English at
the McKinley Manual Training School.
Members of the board of education were
asked last night whether there was any
connection between the Gardner and Daly
cases, and whether the latter was an out
come of the former, but all members in
terviewed stated that they knew little
about the matter except as It was brought
to their attention at the board meeting Fri
day night, in the reading of charges pre
ferred by Mrs. Nettie Ernst and Mrs. Annie
Cox I.acner. Mrs. Ernst declared that Miss
Daly discriminated against her Son Charles
to such an extent that he was compelled
to discontinue his studies,, and that when
she went to the school to make complaint
In the premises Miss Daly's attitude was
insulting. On behalf of her son. Noble D.
learner, Jr., Mrs. Annie Larner stated that
Miss Daly's discrimination against him
was such that It was necessary for him
to drop English and to substitute another
study. Young Larner petitioned that he
be permitted to graduate, and that the
study he substituted be allowed to take
the place of English.
In Hands of Committee.
In reply to a question last night Mr. J.
Holdsworth Gordon, president of the board
of education, said he knew little concern
ing the case. It had come to his notice
in the board meeting Friday night.
"The matter Is with the industrial com
mittee." said lie, "and until the members
of that committee finish their Inquiry and
i report to the full board the allegations
! against Miss Daly will not formally come
to me for action."
Mr. Gordon declared that he would not
discuss the merits of the case at all.
I Concerning Miss Daly's record Superin
tendent of Schools A. T. Stuart said she
had been on the roHs for a number of
years, part of which time she was a teaoh
I er In the eighth grade. Subsequently she
| became a teacher of English in the Eastern
High School. When a vacancy occurred in
the position of head teacher of English at
the Mv'Klnley Manual Training School last
| September, he added, she applied for and
secured it. Mr. Stuart said that during
his connection with the schools no charges
had ever previously been made to him
against Miss Daly, nor to the school board
so far as he knew.
Miss Daly's Statement.
That the Daly and Gardner cases are
closely allied was alleged by Miss Daly last
night in an interview wth a Star repiorter.
and likewise by Mr. Gardner, who was also
interviewed concerning the matter. Mr.
Gardner, however, preferred not to be
quoted in regard to the Daly case.
"The charges against me are not genu
ine," she said. "I have the proof that they
are entirely without foundation."
She then outlined the cases from her
standpoint, saying that her statement was
practically the same she had given in the
"Noble D. Larner failed In English the
second quarter," she said. "His mark was
on a basis uf four or five examinations
and a recitation mark. He took the ex-_
aininatlon regularly prescribed for condl-"
tloned students, fainilairly called 'Matinee
Examination.' in which he failed. He asked
for another examination in a short time on
the plea that he wanted to make the base
ball team. He was given this examination
and Mr. Klupfel discovered him cheating.
I ruled his paper out. His mother, I un
derstand, came and denounced Mr. Klupfel
in the presence of Mr. Gardner, who, In
stead of supporting the teacher, supported
: the parent.
"Afterward, In asimilar interview with the
mother and Mr. Gardner, the boy was
I brought in, and, before his mother and Mr.
| Gardner, admitted having consulted his
! notebook, but pleaded lamely that he was
looking for punctuation rules. He admitted
before all of us that I had told him to put
all books and notebooks on the floor and
had no excuse for his disobedience. The
mother, so Mr. Gardner tells me, went home
satisfied that there might be something in
the cheating charge, but immediately re
quested that the boy be allowed to drop
English, on the score that the work of the
English department Is too heavy. Mr. Gard
ner tells me that Mr. Chamberlain ha.? per
mitted Larner to drop English temporarily.
"Larner remains out of the English class
the rest of the quarter, which is practically
all but two or three weeks. A few days
before the end of the quarter he comes
to me with the statement that Mr. Gardner
says he has no objection If you want to
give me an examination in English.
"I told him he had had his privilege to
take another examination, and that he had
abused it, and that I could' not give him
another. He went to the principal, who
commanded me to give him this examina
? tlon. I at-rsented, filing a protest.
'I was ordered to give the examination
in spite of this protest. I appealed the
case to Mr. Chamberlain, who stated that
he thought the principal had the right to
command me to give an examination after
the matinee examination. Upon my In
quiry whether this did not mean that he
could command me to give another and
then still another, he said he thought that
did not necessarily follow.
"The new rule making one condition de
bar pupils from lnterhlgh school athletics
will be but a sham, similar to the ones
! pointed out to Mr. Needham In June, 1905,
i M"Pressure Is to be exerted upon the teach
ers to pass pupils whether they are qualified
or not Surely if one condition in scholar
! ship should debar a pupil from athletics.
| cheating surely should. I call attention to
I the cheating of the oarsman. Daly, in the
final examinations at Yale last June, where
uDon he was Immediately debarred from
1 rowing in the lnter-colieglate contest,
i Since this is the first case of a teacher
beC ordered in the McKinley by Mr
I Gardner's own admission, to give additional
I examinations, and the only case in the
high schools before mentioned, it is an im
' "Ernest was suspended from English
olaes for repeated failure in recitations.
The principal sent him home until his
mother should be seen. After an Interview
with his mother, in which she threatened
me with orte of the trustee#, the principal
reinstated the bay. During an interview
which took place in the office the mother
became excited and as there was quite an
audience I withdrew. After the reinstate
ment Ernest still came unprepared, and
was aaked to hand In his work after school.
I found him In the act of copying the work
from one of the boys, and took both papers,
which I still have. I reported the case to
the principal. Ernest was absent from the
mnyiinh class for two days, as a punish
ment, although part of the time I saw him
In the study haH."
r.?fn?rr Declines to Talk.
? When Mrs. Larner was seen at her
residence, 10th and Massachusetts ave
nue northwest, last evening by a Star re
porter she said:
"I regret exceedingly that this matter
has gotten into the papers."
TEN YEARS FOR GOLL
MILWAUKEE BANKER DENIES A
NEW TRIAL YESTERDAY.
M1I.WAUKB1S, Wis., May 8? Henry G.
Ooll. former assistant cashier of the First
National Bank of this city, who was con
victed on nineteen counts In the United
States district court a week ago of mis
applying funds of the bank, was late this
afternoon denied a new trial by Judge
Quarles and sentenced to ten years In the
military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Ooll will be allowed to remain in Milwau
kee a few days before being taken to prison.
Counsel for Goll argued for a new trial
the greater part of the day. holding that
under the statutes the court did not have
jurisdiction to try the case at a special
term. United States District Attorney But
terfleld cited where the court had the pow
er under special act of Congress.
Defendant Had Fair Trial.
Judges Quarles. after reviewing the argu
ment of counsel for the defendant and
Stating that the defendant had an abso
lutely fair trial, denied the motion for a
new trial and also a motion for an arrest
The attorneys for the defendant then
gave notice of an appeal upon a writ of
error to the circuit court of appeals. Forty
flve days were granted In which to tile a
bill of exceptions. Before sentence was
passed. (Soil asserted that he was Inno
Ooll was Indicted at the same time that
the federal grand Jury returned true bills
against his former superior Frank <1. Blge
low. who was president of the First Na
tional Bank, who pleaded guilty to defalca
tion about a year ago and received the
Bigelow was the principal witness at the
Goll trial, and testified that many of Goll'a
acts were committed at his direction, but
that he had no knowledge of some of them.
FEEDING THE HOMELESS
RULES ADOPTED AT SAN FRAN
CISCO AND SUPPLIES.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5.?A conference
devoted to the problem of husbanding food
supplies was held at the Presidio today.
Among those In attendance were MaJ. Gen.
Gree.ly, Brig. Gen. Funston. Dr. Devlne and
AHan Pollak. All present agreed that
rigid economy should be practiced In fu
ture distribution. At the conclusion of the
conference, Gen. Greely said:
"The condition of the food supply will
render it possible tj issue very little ex
cept floor, which will last ten days, pota
toes. coffee and rice. Meat, we are buying
In small quantities. I have been officially
notified that the congressional appropria
tion of $2,500,000 has been exhausted In the
purchase of supplies, and I may state that
the money alloted to my use is gone for
the same purpose. It has been agreed that
the supplies now on hand must be care
fully husbanded in order that they may be
diverted into the proper channels for as
long a period as possible.
Record of Supplies.
"We are Issuing but two-thirds of the
quantity of food that was distributed prior
to the time the regular army took charge of
the system. The teams engaged In hauling
and distributing have been reduced from
500 to 262 in number. The last official re
port showed that supplies were issued on
Thursday to 201,000 persons. I hope that
| today's report will show rations issued to
j fewer than 200,000.
I "The census of each district Is being care
fully computed. I am convinced that there
is regular repeating, and since thousands
of men are reported to have obtained em
ployment there should be a material re
duction In the number of those entitled to
relief. I am willing to diminish the food
supply at any time, but I shall not take
such a step until I am advised by the com
"We have recommended the patronage of
cheap restaurants, which may be opened
in many places throuhout the city, and are
certain to prosper. By furnishing a whole
some meal for 15 cents they will be as
sured of support by the working people,
and will greatly relieve the situation."
Ferreting Out Abuses.
The police and military authorities are
ferreting out persons who have abused the
free supplies privilege. Detectives are as
sisted by numerous anonymous letters, tell
ing of the hoarding of stores. These let
ters are in almost every instance found to
state the truth. A letter came last night
saying that Charles B. Trlbell. a member
of the relief committee, had not neglected
to look out for himself.
The detectives found at his home, so
tliey say. a store of provisions, tents and
bedding sufficient to last for many
months. They took away from his home
supplies valued at ?75, but this amount
did not represent all that was found at
his home. The detectives also seized at
I the home of Mrs. Levlline $500 worth of
I military blankets, bedding and clothing.
The records of Coroner Walsh dispose of
the widely circulated stories that many
persons were shot and killed as ghouls by
I soldiers during the great fire that fol
I lowed the earthquake of April 18. Of all
i the bodies handled by the coroner only
one*was found In which death was due to
gunshot wounds This exception was He
btr Tilden, killed by a civic guardsman,
who had the mistaken Idea that an auto
mobile In which Tilden was riding was
used for looting.
Stories of Shooting False.
"My office has reports showing 358
deaths," said Coroner Walsh today. "In
the time of great excitement we heard of
many cases of shooting, but the fact that
wo never got the bodies convinces mo
that the stories were false. In all the 358
causes, with the exception of Tilden,
death was due to fractured skulls, crush
ed body or asphyxiation."
The Pacific Mall Steamship Company,
having received advices that an attempt is
making to divert oriental traffic to Seattle
on the plea that San Francisco steamer
lines cannot handle It, is sending out word
that its dock and wharf were in no way in
jured by fire or earthquake and that the
trackage leading to their pier Is Intact,
thereby enabling th? company to handle
business as rapidly as before the disaster.
This condition is also true of the Toyo
Klsen Kaisha and the Occidental and
Oriental lines, which use the same dock.
Prompt Freight Service.
Agents of the Pacific Mall Steamship
Company In the west and In the orient are
advised that they can contract for freight
with the assurance that It will be handled
promptly at San Francisco.
These agents are also advised that pas
sengers for the orient need not worry about
hotel accommodations In San Francisco, as
they will be cared for by the company. It
necessary, they will be put aboard ship and
lodged and fed without expense until the
steamer sails. Assurance Is given that all
oriental steamers from this port will from
now on run according to schedule.
Paul Cowles today called to the attention
of the citizens' committee, of which he is
a member, the fact Chat the Western Union
and the Postal Telegraph companies have
been rendering the city efllcent aid in the
transmission of the mayor's telegrams free
of charge. He thought some recognition
should be made of this service.
The mayor said that he was cognizant
of the service, and if it had not heretofore
been called to the attention of the com
mittee It vu due to an oversight. A vote
of thanks was extended by the commit
tee of 50 to these companies and to the
Mr. Dalsell's Auto Damaged.
The automobile belonging to Representa
tive Dalxell, carrying District license 2006,
came into collision with the rear end of a
Oaplt- Traction car on Pennsylvania ave
nue last night about 11 o'clock. The ac
cident oocurred near the Intersection of 8d
street northwest, the automobile going
against the car with considerable force and
breaking the front axle, putting the horse
less carriage out of commission. There
was not much delay caused to street car
traffic by the accident, as the broken au
tomobile was soon removed from the track.
Nobody was Injured
... \ .
Lively Politics on in the Badger
THE LA FOLLETTE SCHEME
To Discredit Senior Senator in Con
BY DEFEATING HIS FRIENDS
Otjen to Be Opposed In Milwaukee
by Two Candidates?Babcock
the Storm Center.
SfWH-lal DiupMch to Th<? Star.
MILWAITCEE. Wis.. May fl.-Practically
every congressman In Wisconsin will have
sharp opposition for renomlnatlon this fall,
and already candidates are blossoming out
In many counties. The factional war be
tween I>a Follette and Spooner plays no
small part In the trouble, and the La Fol
lette men are endeavoring, by securing the #
| defeat of congressmen who favor Spooner.
to make the people believe that the senior
senator has lost hts Influence.
This, together with the eft >rt of La Folletto
men to pledge all legislative candidates
against Spooner, Is a part of the Li Follette
campaign to ruin his oolleague. His con
gressmen. who have supported Spooner and
the stalwart wine of the party In the past,
have opposition from La Follette men, and
even fhosje who remained neutral are not
without enemies on both sides as a result
of their refusal to take shies.
In Milwaukee, for Insrtanc, Representative '
'Otjen Is to foe opposed by candidates from
factions a-s a result of his attitude in both
gubernatorial fights. and also as a result o"
his actions during the contest for
master. The successful candidate wad
chosen owing to his insistence on another
man. when he could have won some sup- ?"
port by recognising the factional light ;.t
the outset. He will he opjx *s?m1 by Or.
Jobse, La Follette candidate, and by \V. 1.
(ireene. the stalwart candidate for the post
Scheme Against Babcock.
Representative Babcock will l>e the center
of the most severe light, and It is probable
that Judge Mahoney will lie the leader. It
Is likely, however, that the I,t Follette m?i
will try to win away his support by running
a candidate Hgalnst him in the prlmarle*
in each county.
At a largely attended rwetlng of republi
cans at Ashland the candidacy for Congress
of James H. Madden of this city was for
mally launched. Pol. Tennant. a member <>'
Gov. La Follette's staff, presided, ana
prominent half-breeds and stalwarts Jolnei
hands in supporting Madden.
The republicans so far are united on th?>
question and will remain so without there i>
Interference from outside. This Is In Judge
An Appeal to La Follette.
Senator I*a Follette Is being appealed to
by his supjM>rters In Wisconsin to call off
the gubernatorial candidacy of his speaker,
1 rfine L. Lenroot of Superior, as many I*a
Follette men In Wisconsin believe that
the I^enroot boom is doomed and that 1
defeat at this stage of the political tight
in Wisconsin, when Spooner's -seat mus:
be secured for one of the faithful I .a Fol
lette men will be fatal to La Follette's am
La Follette, however. It is said, has re
fused to turn to the support of Gov. David
son. The Davidson boom, meanwhile, is
making considerable headway, and as "o
has the support of many of the state house ?
employes, he has a lirge leail over 1-an
root, who has La Follette's backing, but re
one in the state who can be Implicitly
Lenroot is Persistent.
I>enroot, like La Follette. refuses to stop
the war for governshlp. and the outcome
of the contest will probably b>- the align
ment of Davidson, with the platform of
-harmony, but agitation lor any further
needed railroad reforms, against Lenroot
whose battle cry will be down with th-t
stalwarts. The Davidson men are of the
belief that the time has com'- to reunite
the party on a progressive ba>is. but win
the Spooner-La Follette fight eliminated.
The Lenroot men say that the war 011
Spooner will never be ended until I.a Fol
lette has ousted every supporter of Spooner
from office in the state.
TAFT GUEST OF HONOH
AT NOTABLE ANNIVERSARY OF
NEW YORK. May 5.?Secretary of War
W. H. Taft, who came to this city today .
from Washington, was a guest and speaker
tonight at the 100th anniversary celebra
tion of the 7th Regiment, New York Na
tional Guard. During the afternoon the
regiment paraded up 5th avenue and was
reviewed by Secretary Taft. Prominent
army and militia officers from all parts or
the country were present. The toasts In
cluded the following: "The Nation," Secre
tary Taft; "The State of New York," Lieut.
Gov. Bruce; "The Regiment," Gen. Horace
Porter. Col. Daniel Appleton was toast
master. Secretary Taft said, in part:
"It has been said that a republic could -
get along without an army. Of course war
Is hell and must be avoided by any hon
orable concessions that can be made. An
army is not for show; an army Is not to
look at; an army is not a mere symbol; an
army is to tight. If we could be sure that
there would be no war then we could have
no armies. But if we have an army at all
it must be to light.
"We need to make preparations and then
we can meet the issues that must neces
sarily come. It Is recognized that the
militia is to provide us with the equipped
and drilled men.
"It Is because of this that the President
directed me to come here and testify to _
you, the most conspicuous regiment In the
country, that he so regards you as does
every one who has at heart the interest of
the country. Your centennial is an event
of national importance. You are a great
regiment and the mother of regiments
which are entitled to recognition as the *.
moat valuable asset this country lias."
PURSUED AND CAPTURED.
Young Colored Man Gives Crowd a
A young colored man running east on
Louisiana avenue In front of police head
quarters last night shortly before 12 o'clock
and a crowd of excited men pursuing him
attracted the attention of the officers who
were on duty at police headquarters. Be
fore any of the officers could Join In the
pursuit, however, the colored man had
been pushed over the fence in front of the
District building: and placed under arrest
by Frank Hewston, one of the telephone
operators at headquarters. The operator
took him to headquarters, where he was
turned over to Policeman Canfleld of the
"He took a pair of shoes," shouted one of
the men in the crowd.
"Where is my lead pencllT" shouted an
The prisoner denied that be had taken ,
any shoes, pencil or other property. He
save his name as Granville Backus and was
locked up. After being arrested It was sug
gested that he answered the description ot
the man who assaulted and robbed Mrs.
Fields, and the Anacostla police were noti
fied to have a witness look him over this