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Discussing Prayers in the
JURY EXCUSED FOR THE DAY
Introduction of Testimony Concluded
MOTION BY ME. WORTHINGTON
Urged That Government Be Required
to Elect Upon Which Indict
ment It Would Bely.
Arguments on prayers for Instructions to
the Jury were made today before Justice
Gould in Criminal Court No. 1 In the ease
of George E. Green and WHlard D. Dor^
mua, under indictments charging bribery
and conspiracy in connection with the sale
of Doremus canceling machines to the Post
Office Department. Before the arguments
were begun counsel for the defense moved
to require the government to elect as be
tween the two Indictments for presenting
the ease to the jury.
The court overruled the motion after
had been discussed by counsel at some
The Jury had been excused until 1 o clocK
this afternoon, but the consideration of in
ductions being at that time unfinished, the
Jury was again excused, with the direction
to report tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
Motion by Mr. Worthington.
goon after court convened this morning
at 11 o'clock Attorney A. 3. Worthlnglon
of counsel for the defense moved to require
the government to make an election as be
tween the conspiracy indictment and the
bribery indictment for presentation to the
1ury Mr. Worthlngton said that the case
was unusual In so far as that aspect was
concerned, and added that he had been un
able to discover any authority to recite to
the court In that connection. Counsel ar
gUed th.?t the iwo charges were so intimate
ly connected that the oenses alleged were
practically Identical. Mr. Worthlnglon con
tendedihat two Indictments could not prop
erly go to .w Jury when such a state of af
file said It would be a great Injustice, in
tho event of u conviction In such a case,
for the Jury, after finding a man guilty or
bribery, to find him also guilty of con
spiracy to commit the bribery, thereby sub
jecting him to punishment both for the
completed and the included offense MaJ.
Holmes Conrad, of counsel for the govern
ment. argued that the statute which al
lowed the consolidation of the indictments
foi the purposes of the trial contemplated
the continuance of the union until the
verdict. Me claimed that there was no
reason for separating the Indictments after
they had been duly consolidated.
Ir. ruling In favor of the government Jus
tlC5 Gould held that the question for the
exercise of the court's discretion was one
of identity. He called attention to the fact
that the conspiracy Indictment contained
more counts and covered more ground than
the bribery Indictment.
Following the ruling of the court against
requiring an election as between the two
indictments, arguments were begun on
prayers for instructions to the Jury.
The following Instructions for the govern
ment were granted:
First?The Jury are instructed that if they
find froift the evidence, beyond a reasonable
doubt, that George W Beavers was super
intendent and general superintendent of
salaries and allowances In the office of the
first assistant postmaster general of the
Post Office Department, and that as such
superintendent and general superintendent
he whs charged with the consideration of
expenditures and allowances for miscel
laneous Items of supply. Including canceling
machines for the use In United Suites post
offices, and that it was Beavers' duty to
carefully guard the Interests of the United
States In making expenditures and allow
ances for and procuring such miscellaneous
supplies, and to obtain such supplies as
cheaply as possible, and that it was Bea
vers' duty to faithfully and truthfully ad
vise his superior officers in matters which
pertained to his said duty; and If they fur
ther find from the evidence that the de
fendant George E. Green was president and
agent, and that the defendant Wlllard D.
Doremus was vice president and agent of
the Doremus Machine Company, and that
the machine company was a corporation
engaged In manufacturing and selling can
celing machines, and that the defendants
Green and Doremus knew that Beavers was
such officer of the United St.ites as afore
said. and if they further find from the evi
dence that Beavers while such superintend
ent or genoral superintendent, as afore
said. and that Green and Doremus, while
such officers and agents of the Doremus
Machine Company as aforesaid entered
Into an agreement by which Green and
Doaemus. in behalf of the Doremus Ma
chine Company promised and agreed with
Beavers that unon each and every cancel
ing machine then and thereafter ordered by
the Post Office Department from the Dore
mus Machine Company through the pro
curement and Influence of Beavers while
Bearers continued to be such officer of the
United States as aforesaid, the Doremus
Machine Company would pay to Beavers
f..r his own uw a commission of $2T>: then
th*y are Instructed that the defendants
Gre.-n and Doremus are guilty of conspiracy
to defraud the United States, and they are
further Instructed that if they find proved
beyond a reasonable doubt all or any of
th? overt acts mentioned In the Indictment
No r*H?ri. then their verdict must be guilty
as indicted, or guilty on those counts of
said Indictment charging the overt acts
which they shall find so proved.
Second for Government.
"Second?If the Jury shall find, beyond a
reasonable doubt, the facts set forth In the
K -vernment's first prayer, they are Instruct
ed as matter of law that It Is Immaterial
whether Beavers actually procured or In
fluenced the ordering by the Post Office
l>epart orient from the Doremus Machine
Company of any canceling machines, and
it la immaterial who actually ordered can
celing machines on behalf of the Post Office
Department, and whether Beavers had any
thing to do with tho making of any contract
for the purcha:?eof such canceling machines;
and even If they should And that Beavers did
not procure or Influence the order or pur
chase of any canceling machines by the
Post Office Department from the Doremus
Machine Company, yet If they And that
Beavers and Green and Doremus entered
Into the agreement described in the govern
ment's first prayer, and that any overt act
charged In any count of Indictment No.
ruHJJ is established by the evidence beyond a
reasonable doubt, their verdict must be
guilty on such count charging the overt
acts which they shall And so established.
"Third- The Jur> Is Instructed that If It
find, from the evidence beyond a reason
able doubt, that either of the defendants
conspired with George W. Beavers as set
forth In the government's first prayer, and
that thereafter the other defendant learned
of such conspiracy, and thereafter did any
act In pursuance of such conspiracy, or par
ticipated In the doing thereof, the last
mentioned defendant is equally guilty of
"Fourth?The jury is Instructed that evi
dence of statements made c>y any witnesses
out of court offered for the purpose of im
peaching such witness Is not to be consid
ered as proving, or as tending to prove,
the truth of such statements, but is only
to be considered by the Jury so far as In
their opinion such statements may affect
the credibility of Ihe witness for whose im
peachment the evidence was offered.
When the fifth prayer was presented by
the government Mr. Worthlngton objected
to the whole of It. claiming that it was in
direct opposition to the fifth amendment of
the Constitution. It was to the effect that
If the Jury should conclude that either of
the defendants had failed to produce wit
nesses or documents to explain evidence
presented by the government, when such
witnesses or documents could hare been
procured by the defense, then such (allure
should be taken a.* Indicating that the evi
dene*, if presented, would hare weakened
the case of the defense.
Assistant United States Attorney Stuart
McNamara made argument in support of
the prayer, contending that It had no ref
erence to the failure of the defendant Green
to take the stand in his own behalf. At the
request of counsel for the defense this
prayer was passed by the court for the
By extending the afternoon session until
about 5 o'clock yesterday the court enabled
both the defense and the prosecution to
conclude the introduction of testimony. Just
before adjournment counsel for the govern
ment withdrew the motion for the adn\lsslon
In evidence of the plea. In abatement filed
by Mr. Oreen in the earlier proceedings.
It was stated that after looking up au
thorities counsel had some doubt as to the j
admissibility of the paper, but Justice
Gould remarked that he had no doubt about
It. He had before Indicated the view that
the paper should be excluded. |
Ilarlow E. Bundy, formerly treasurer arid
general manager of the Bundy Time Re
cording Company, was the last witness for
the defense. He positively denied having
given Herbert J. Truesdell the sum of *tiOO
to be paid to George W. Beavers, or any I
one else In the Post Office Department, In |
connection with sales of Bundy machines. I
This was a flat contradiction of Mr. Trues- I
In rebuttal the government called the fol- I
lowing witnesses from the vicinity of Rust, I
Pa., who testified that Truesdell's reputa- I
tion for veracity was good: Isaiah Hare, I
Stuart B. McCain, Wellington E. Ball, Seth
B. Start, Miles G. Shoemaker, Joseph Ed- I
wards, U*al Kinney. Robert H. Hillis, Levi
T. Burchard and Edward Granger.
HEAflST JOINS LABOR
Conference Between New York
Politician and Mr. Gompers.
AN OUTLINE OF POLICY
Mr. Hearst Invited to Give Views of
PLEDGES AID AND INFLUENCE
Support of Movement for the Up
building of the Labor Party
in United States.
Marked significance was given to this
morning's meeting of the executive coun
cil of the American Federation of Labor
by the presence of William R. Hearst of
New York city, and also by reason of the
statement oy President Gompers that a
discussion was had upon the subject ol
labor and the next political campaign.
Mr. Gompers stated that Mr. Hearst's
visit was informal and that no undue In
terest should attach"to his participation In
the deliberations today.
It was learned later that Mr. Hearst was
wanted by the members of the executive
council to give his views upon the present
standing of labor In politics. It was also
stated that Mr. Hearst has pledged his in
fluence and the influence of his newspapers
toward Increasing the strength of the labor
Silence was also maintained regarding the
proposed conference this afternoon between
several representatives in Congress and
labor leaders. In order that the conference
might be uninterrupted no afternoon ses
sion of the council was held, and 8 o'clock
this evening was substituted as the hour for
the second session of the third day
A general discussion took place, it is
H? v r American Federa
tion of Labor defined the position of the
workingmen throughout the country and I
an outline was submitted of plans where
by the co-operation of the people for re
form and relief from alleged unjust con- I
obtained * laboring men would be [
Mr. Hearst Gives Views. !
"I believe that labor can better obtain 1
its ends by entering Into politics and mak
ing any reasonable demands of the people
and of the government as a national factor
than by resorting to force, such as In call
ing strikes, ordering lockouts and the like."
9o spoke Representative WliUam K. I
Hearst of New York today rvhen asktd re
garding his presence before the exec itlve I
council of the American Federation of Jj?
bor, now in session at headquarters. I
"By that I mean." continued Mr. Hearst. I
"that labor can gain a great deal by enter
ing the political arena. As to what politics
would gain by entering into an alliance
with the labor forces of the United States
I am not prepared to say Just at preaeat.
The latter phase was not what Interested
me this morning.
"Of course. I must say that politics was
not the main theme of our discussion tnis
"It is supposed therefore, that your politi
cal Influence or your political future had
nothing to do with It?" Mr. Hearst was
Has Had Experience.
"Not a bit. Naturally, I have some ex
perience In practical politics, and for this
reason, more than anything else. I was
Invited to give my opinion. The laboring
men, knowing my attitude on this question,
merely desired to question me as to how,
when and where labor could derive the best
benefits by entering politics."
"What part will you take in the move
ment?" was the question.
"The same part I have heretofore taken.
My Ideas are the same. My newspapers
will treat this question Just as they have
treated it in the past. Nothing has been
pledged by me in any way, and I don't be
lieve anything will be pledged in the fu
ture. As I said, the question as viewed by
nie pertains to labor rather than politics
to the advantages to be derived by the for
mer rather than by the latter.
"No political alliances so far as I know
have been made or are contemplated. I shall
not go before the executive council of the
American Federation of Labor unless I am
When asked whether he knew of any pro
posed discussions between labor leaders and
congressmen. Mr. Hearst stated iie knew
nothing about them.
Hearing of Stove Dealers.
Ix>cal stove dealers were largely repre
sented at a hearing before the Commis
sioners this afternoon, the matter at Issue
being an alleged violation of the regula
tions Incident to stove dealers breaking
and making connection with gas Moves.
Mr. Jenks. a dealer, against wham a test
case was brought, was the principal speak
er. and he presented a diagram to shaw
that the whole matter at Issue was whether
the provision of the regulations, which
permits stove dealers to connect gas stoves
with the piping, also granted authority for
them to make connections for separate
hot water gas heaters. Secretary Carerly
of the Master Plumbers' Association
"Poke on the subject from the plumbers'
International Pressmen's Election.
PITTSBURG. Pa., June 20.?The Inter
national Pressmen's snd Assistants' Union,
in convention here, elected the following
officers at today's session: President, Mar
tin P. Hlggins. Boston: first vice president.
William Murphy. Butte. Mont.; second vice
president. J. G. Warrington. St Louis;
third vice president. Edward W. Gordon
Boston; secretary and treasurer. William
J. Webb. Brooklyn.
?ftnt Race at Qrarsssnd.
GRAVESEND. N. T-, June 30.?First race,
selling, two-year-olds, Ave furionga?Frank
l/ord, ? to 1 and 2 to 1, won; A1 Powell,
4 to 5. .place, second; Russell T., third"
Time, LOB 3-5.
Laid Before the Senate, Wtih
ON THE MEAT INSPECTION
Sharply Criticised in the Two Essen'
THE PAYMENT OP THE COST
And the Bate on 'the I<abel?Former
Should Not Be Saddled on
Senator Proctor today called up in the
Senate the agricultural appropriation bill
and made the usual motion for agreement
to the request for a conference. He then
made a statement concerning the House
substitute for the meat inspection provis
ion, saying that there were two essential
points of difference between the two houses.
One of these, he said, was the omission by
thatHt>hfi8e^.th0,8fnate Prov,s'on requiring
f ?f ln8Pect'on be placed on
t?;Tn,f?r meat and the other the
Diirkpr. coft of ,n"Pectlon from the
nf i nat,onal treasury. Speaking:
Mdieal ???[ CK,an*e, he 8ald that ? was
"sJd that thn? w ?P|nlon unwise, and ad
polnt ^not'^ccepTd8 amendment that
ex^en3PetCn!rS0C<nJ!f' ho ^^ed. afford the
at in that Lh? advftrtiseme?t. for, looked
would ba nt imm government certificate
riso chaVeVT^fHfv, benefit- Mr doctor
tzrhi^h "arSec* l"at the numerous protests
Jto 5ub?S ?een comJn? to the Senate on
tnis suDject have a common oriirln in r?m
rrjr *r,"p?" <?' s????.??SS
Mr. Beverldge's Criticism.
Senator Beveridge agreed with Mr. Proc
or as to the unwisdom of the House
changes in the matters of date of labels
flcfuo0ntthit,n^eCtIOn'.b1Ut exPre3s6d gratl
ncauon that the provision for night sur
velUance had been retained. The two es
sen tlal changes he considered as most im
portant, declaring that If the date is not to
be used it will be possible to pass off as
8D^edMfiv?txat WhlCh may have been ln"
^ f > ag0' He sald that the
atn stamped on meat shipped abroad
nur<.ifi?Ue<?.h . the 8amc pIan gbould be
a" home W reference to meat consumed
Why, he asked, should the people pay for
the packers inspection and not the packers
lofi11?? 8> and> a?reein? with Mr. Proctor.
M iSwl^8rOVern2?tliL!tamp wou,d be worth
$8,000,000 or $10,000,000 for advertising
purposes. Looking at the matter in that
light the cost of inspection would not be a
?"rden- because the inspection would be a
great benefit. The cost would at the most
be infinitesimal, 8 cents per head for cattle
and 5 cents for swine. It would be impos
sible for packers to increase the price of
nJ??Lor decrea3e ^at of stock on account
of this slight charge; hence the alarm on
this account was groundless. The charge
should be paid oit of the profits of the
packers themselves, and neither by the
government, the stock growers or the con
sumers. He predicted that the House ap
propriation would be Inadequate to meet
all the demands on it, while the fee system
provided by the Senate would adJust'ltSelf
to the demands upon It.
He pointed out that national banks pay
ror their inspection, as do oleomargarine
manufacturers and even immigrants com
ing into the United States. Hence the
proposition is not novel. If, he said, the
plan Is to be changed there will be a vast
2.r?;IL<i!Lth" treasury, and predicted that
*10,000,000 a year would soon be required
for meat inspection alone.
He said the packers alone are respon
sible for the agitation that has been
aroused, but predioted that in the end the
result would be a restoration of confidence
and therefore beneficial. He credited the
prospective success of the measure to the
President, who had stood firmly from the
beginning for the most complete inspec
tion bill on the statute books of any coun
Mr. Lodge for Senate Provision.
Senator Lodge also spoke for the Senate
provision, although he said It might be
considered "audacious to do so in view of
the announcement that the House had
perfected the measure and the President
had accepted it." He pleaded especially
for the dating of labels, because the pub
lic has the right to know what It is buy
ing. "If canned meat is Just as good five
years after canning as it Is five months
afterward, why. It can't hurt these tender
creatures, the packers, to have the public
know the age of the article," he said. It
would be said, of course, that there Is a
prejudice, and he would admit that such
is probably the case. Moreover, he con
sidered the prejudice to be Justified.
He did not agree that the producers and
the consumers would not feel the effect of
the tax, for Judging the future by the past,
the packers would find in a tax of a few
mills an excuse for an increase of several
cents a pound on the meat they sell and a
similar decrease on the stock they buy.
Nevertheless, he thought the packers should
pay the cost. He charged the Chicago pack
ers with trying to defeat the legislation.
The attack from Europe did not alarm
Mr. Lodge very much, for he said that prac
tices in foreign countries are no whit -better
than our own. He read newspaper ex
tracts to show that in England rotten eggs
are used in making pastry and fevered cat
tle are butchered for beef, and also quoted
an article from an English review to show
that morals In that country are not all
they should be. He brought these matters
in only to show that while English meth
ods are different from ours, the English are
no better than we are.
They cover up offenses, while we ex
hibit them to the world. He believed the
American people to be honest, and this
was the reason he felt so keenly the ex
ceptional conduct of the Chicago packers.
They had undertaken to cover up their of
fenses and to prevent congressional action
He defended the Inspection report or Messrs.
Nelll and Reynolds, saying tihat their
charges had been Justified by the orders
given yesterday by the Chicago city govern
ment for greater cleanliness.
Conditions Described by Mr. Nelll.
Mr. Lodge declared that the conditions
described by Nelll and Reynolds were true
at the time they were written, and Mr.
Hansbrough read a telegram which said
the writer had visited one of the big pack
ing houses in Chicago and had found the
walls of the killing room covered with
damp kalsomine, showing that an attempt
had been made recently to clean up.
Discussing the group of men in control
of the packing industry. Mr. Lodge said
their history has been of utter defiance of
law and public opinion.
He referred to a recently published inter
view with Nelson Morris, In which this
great packer showed contempt for writers
of books, and the Massachusetts senator
said that writing of a book brought about
the present situation, and it may occur to
the packers that "the writing of books is
not so contemptible." The men responsible
for the meat packing and Standard Oil mo
nopolies. said Mr Lodge, have done more
to advance socialism anarchism, unrest
and unwholesome conditions in the United
States than all of the socialists in the
world. He said the people would resent
having their food tampered with and made
sport of for mere insensate greed for money
and that they are rightly insisting that
these packers be put on the same basis as
manufacturers of other food whose prod
ucts are inspected.
Defended the Packers.
Senator Warren defended the packers and
denounced as "simply monstrous" the
proposition of Messrs. Beveridge and Proc
tor that they should be required to adver
tise their business in a prescribed way. He
also said that the legislation Is aimed at
the farmer and stoclf growers, and con
tended that Instead of taxing them and the
packers for the proposed inspection the en
tire cosiinry should pay the expense.
Mr. Warren had not been sneaking long
when t%* morning hour expired, rendering
t0 th? Appropriation
bill with the eanal 601 n
IT THE WHITE HOUSE
South Dakota Appointment May
SEN. KITTREDGE OBJECTS
Will Fight Elliott's Confirmation to
the Last Ditch.
MAY AFFECT PANAMA CAHAL
Story of the Fight Between the Sena
tors In State?Trouble lor
An announcement by President Roosevelt
that he wJll nominate James D. Elliott as
UnRed States attorney of South Dakota
has the promise In It of future develop
ment# that may or may not border on the
sensational. The nomination involves the
politics of South Dakota, and, possibly, the
question of the type of a canal across the
Isthmus of Panama.
Senator Klttredge, the giant statesman
from South Dakota, In his soft, quiet way,
entered the strongest sort of a protest
against Elliott's nomination in a talk he
had with the President today. When the
conference was ended and Klttredge went
away with the positive statement of the
President that he Intended to name Elliott
there was the nucleus for something to
happen. Klttredge is a member of the Ju
diciary committee of the Senate as well as
chairman of the Senate committee on in
teroceanlc canals. It was the work of
Klttredge that was mainly responsible for
a report by his Senate committee favoring
a sea level canal across the Isthmus of
As Is well kncwn, the President is strong
ly opposed to a sea-level waterway, and
there is the widest sort of difference be
tween the ..wo men as to what should be
done In the way of a canal.
The belief strongly prevails that Senator
Klttredge will oppose the confirmation of
, Elliott in the Senate Judiciary committee
and will fight it on the floor of the Senate
In the event there Is a favorable report
from the committee. Senator Gamble, on
the other hand, will use his utmost efforts
to have Elliott promptly confirmed.
Fight in South Dakota.
Elliott was United States attorney for
four years. His term expired last Decem
ber, and the fight over his remaining in of
fice began without much delay. Last win
ter Senator Gamble asked for another
term for him anad pointed to his record as
a good one. Senator Klttredge. aided by
Representatives Martin and Burke, asked
for the appointment of A. C. Blernatskl.
The President delayed action from time to
time, although it was given out several
times by the friends of Biernatzki that the
President had Indicated his Intention to
When Gamble saw that he was being
crowded by a strong force he asked the
President to hold the appointment up until
after the primaries in South Dakota. Gam
ble being engaged In a fierce fight with the
Klttredge faction for return to the Senate.
The President took no action. Several
months ago Elliott resigned as United
States attorney to manage the campaign
of Gamble for re-election, and this cam
paign produced a bitter state of feeHng be
tween the factions. Gamble was successful
and the Klttredge machine, which Included
Representatives Burke and Martin, was
badly defeated, the two latter falling of
renomlnatlon to Congress. Gamble, after
his triumph, asked the President to nomi
nate Elliott, whose office had not been
filled during his conduct of 4he campaign,
the assistant United States attorney con
ducting the work of the office.
The President did not adopt the course
that had been recommended to him by
many of naming a dark horse, and accepted
the recommendation of Gamble, with the
result that Klttredge. who declines to re
veal what he will do. Is said to be furious.
How much sympathy Klttredge will have
among his colleagues In the Senate can not
be stated, but It Is declared that he will
fight Elliott to the last ditch and will work
harder than ever to have the Senate adopt
a sea-level canal In the vote It will take
An Appeal for Russian Jews.
Simon Wolf, head of the B'Nal B'rlth.
called on the President today to say that
he has been receiving scores of telegrams
from Hebrews in all parts of the United
States protesting against the massacres of
Jews In Russia and asking whether the
United States could not Interfere to end
the slaughter. President Roosevelt express
ed his sympathy with the Jfews, but said
that he was unable to see how the United
States could enter a protest at this time
under the diplomatic methods of the world.
Will Bidgely Have Trouble ?
The attacks Senator TUlman has made
upon the Chicago bank failures in which
Walsh figured, have charged William B.
Ridgely. controler of the currency, with
knowledge of some of the transactions
Walsh was engaged In prior to the failures.
Senator Tillman alleges that Controler
Ridgely knew, or must have known, that
Walsh was lending large sums of money
belonging to the bank to himself or the
concerns he was Interested in, and Till
man has tried to ascertain' why this was
not stopped and why the conditions In the
Walsh banks were not taken In hand by
the controller. Mr. Ridgely has made no
reply to any of the assertions or inquiries,
but a great deal of gossip has resulted. A
number of people are under the Impression
that the President has already taken cogn
izance of "the allegations that Controller
Ridgely should have taken action long be
fore the banks went under.
Just what the truth may be as to the
Investigation the President may be mak
ing cannot be ascertained at the White
House, but It is stated that the President
has probably Informed the Department of
Justice, which has been looking Into the
failure, that he wants a full report of the
whole matter. From this report he will be
able to act.
The Walsh banks, at is known, were a
sort of clearing house for Illinois politi
cians. While Senator Cullom, who Is the
father-in-law of W. B. Ridgeley, was not
closely connected with the banks. It was
the purpose of the banks to accommodte
the republican politicians of the state. The
Intimation of Senator Tillman that this po
litical affiliation may have been responsible
for the leniency of the controller's office to
these banks, if there really was leniency,
will be looked into by the President, if re
ports are true.
Oklahoma Will Be Democratic.
Two democratic and two republican cm
sens of the new state of Oklahoma called
on the President today, one of ttiem being
a former companion of the chief executive
In the Roug-h Riders. They were K. a.
Window Screens Clothing
Ice '.Box Pianos
Gas Engines Suit Cases
Fruit Jars Cows
Cash Registers Printing. Press
Window Shades Jewelry
The above are advertised la
today's Star. If foa want to
buy any miscellaneous article
read the For Bale Miscellane
If you have anything to sell
advertise In The Star. Wash
ington's Teedlng News]
McPherson. J. N. Jackson. K. F. Turner
?nd 1a V. Mullen. ail from Ardmore ex
cept Mr. Jackson, who Is fr-Sm Paul s
?alley- The latter waa a Rough Rider sol
dier. McPherson and Jackson are republi
can*, and they were forced to good na
turedly listen to til* boast in* of Mullen
and Turner that the new state will el eat
democrats at the November election. They
were somewhat inclined to admit that the
democrats will probably control the legis
lature and state offices at the first election,
"hut we will set them after that," said
Mr. Jackson, as Immigration will bring
The President received a visit from Emer
son Coataworth, mayor of Toronto. Canada,
and R. C. Harris, property commissioner
of the same city.
W. S. Blackburn of Anthony, Kan., pres
ident of the STate Editorial Association ot
that state, called on the President with
Badly Wounded Bough Bider.
President Roosevelt received a visit this
morning from one of his old comrades of
the'Rough Rider regiment, who was severe
ly wounded during the charge up San Juan
Hill. Starr Wetmore, the ex-trooper, waa
escorted to the White House by Repre
sentative Campbell of Kansas. The Pres
ident greeted Wetmore very cordially and
spent ten or fifteen minutes exchanging
reminiscens with him.
"Mr. Wetmore had a pretty severe time
of It In Cuba," said Mr. Campbell. "He
was wounded by a Spanish bullet during
the charge up San Juan, and was placed
on any army transport and sent home.
After he had got well started on his way
to the states he became delirious from the
effects of his wound, and the people on the
transport Jumped to the conclusion that he
had yellow fever.
"They therefore dumped him out of the
transport Into a email boat, which conveyed
him to a smallpox hospital, where he got
yellow fever sure enough."
"And it was six weeks before they found
where I was," added Mr. Wetmore, who
stood modestly behind Mr. Campbell while
the latter was talking. "The only official
information that the War Department had
of my whereabouts was that I had been
shipped aboard the transport. I was the
last man to leave the hospital where I was
treated, and I'm a good deal surprised that
I ever came out of It."
Against the Immigration Bill.
A mass meeting of citizens of Boston was
held in Flaneull Hall In that city on June 6
for the purpose of protesting against the
passage by Congress of the pending immi
gration bill. A committee was appointed to
constitute a delegation to visit Washington
to interview the President, Speaker Can
non and the Massachusetts delegation In
The committee consisted of Matthew
Cummlngs of the state federation of the
A. O. H.; Dr. Joheph Santosuosso, repre
senting the allied Italian societies of Mas
sachusetts. and Philip Rubenstein. repre
senting the federated Jewish organizations
This committee called on the President
today and submitted a copy of the resolu
tions adopted at tho Paneuil Hall meeting.
The committee protested particularly
against the following features of the bill:
The Increase in head tax; the educational
test; the financial test; the low vitality
clause depriving the immigrant detained on
that account from the right to appeal, as
at present from the opinion of the exam
ining physician to the Secretary of Com
merce and Labor. They contended that the
first three were arbitrary tests of fitness of
Immigrants and that the fourth was un
reasonable and unfair.
At the conclusion of the conference the
delegation left the White House feeling
that the President was In sympathy with
many of their views.
MR. C. M. HOUGH NAMED
| U. S. JUDGE FOB SOTTTHEBN DIS
TBICT OF NEW YOBK.
The nomination of Charles M. Hough to
be United States district judge of the
southern district of New York, sent to the
Senate by the President today. Is certain
to be severely criticised in many quar
ters. Mr. Hough was recommended to the
President by Representative Parsons of
Mew Tork, the chairman of the republi
can county committee. It ha* been freely
and openly charged that Hough, while a
great lawyer, has been associated for
years with firms that were employed by
the Pennsylvania railroad as attorneys.
It was declared, and not denied, that he
was Identified with two prominent firms
that were retained by the Pennsylvania
system. It was thought this would elim
inate him from the fight. But Parsons
stuck to his man and won.
With the appointment was given out a
letter from the Attorney General to Pres
ident Roosevelt declaring that Hough
was the beat man he could find. The giv
ing out of a letter of this sort Is unusual
in an appointment. The letter Is as fol*
Mr. Woody's Letter.
"WASHINGTON, D. C., June 20, 1906.
"My Dear Mr. President:?I send to you
the nomination of Charles M Hough for
the position of district Judge In the
southern district of New York. You have
received heretofore my recommendation
of his appointment, and I now, at your
suggestion, render you a brief account of
the investigation undertaken at your di
rection which led to the recommendation.
"You told me that you - wished to select
for this position the very best man avail
able and urged me to take the utmost pains
to ascertain and report to you the name of
that man. having consideration only to the
character and capacity of the candidate,
the Interests of the public and the bar. I
had conferences at New York, both person
ally and through the United States attor
ney, with Dome of the federal Judges. I
I asked them, with the United States attor
I ney, to go over the field with great care and
Inform me of the names of those available,
who. In their Judgment, would be the most
j suitable for appointment. I requested them
to consider not only the names of those who
had offered themselves or who had been ot
| fered by others as candidates, but also the
| names of any men who, without formally
becoming candidates, would accept the posi
tion If it were tendered to them without
i any effort on their part. This very much
I broadened the field of Inquiry, as there are
many men who would not become active
candidates for a Judicial position, but would
accept one If it were tendered to them with
. out the necessity on their part of en
deavoring to obtain political or other back
ing; for the men best fitted for Judicial po
sitions are usually the very men who will
not consent to make an active canvass for
appointment. The result was that, after
careful consideration, the names of three
men were sent to me. It was stated that of
the three Mr. Hough, in the opinion of tho
district attorney and the Judges with whom
he conferred, would make the most satl^
j factory judge. I was informed that it was
the belief that Hough would be "a re
markably good appointment and In a
marked degree was the best candidate." I
have had several conferences In New York
and others In Washington with members ot
the New York bar. and have had the ad
vantage of Mr. Root's knowledge and large
acquaintance with the members of that bar.
A large number of letter* of Indorsement of
Mr. Hough, which seem to have been vol
untarily offered, I forward herewith. Mr.
Hcugh has had a large and varied general
I practice; his reputation Is unassailable, and
he in the prime of life with the prospect of
many years of judicial usefulness before
him. I think that hi* appointment would
be a most admirable one.
"I beg to say. In conclusion, that the pub
lic Interests Imperatively require the speedy
nomination and confirmation of a Judge in
The President today sent to the Senate
the nomination of Charl** M. Hough, to
be United States judge for th* southern
district at New Tork. Also the following
Commissioner of education?Rimer is.
Attorney, district of Maryland?John ?J.
Marshal, district of Maryland John
Naval offioer at eastern In the district
o? Baltimore, Md--J. Stuart
CSaHfornla-^A. A. True, Highland; J. N.
IlUaets-J. a Ray. Areola; F.
tic, Battle Creak; S. Sacarthout. Lak? View
New York?G. B. Harwood. Skaneatelea.
Ob)o?J. B. SUtoU. Greenfield.
Kentucky?O A. Reynolds. Covington; O.
W. Burr, Clinton; T. F. Beadles, Fulton;
L. r. Petty, ShelbyvlUe; Edna J. Kirk.
Palntstflle; Perry Weeterfleld. Sebree.
South Carolina?J. O- Ladd. Summervllle.
Missouri?A. T. Karbs. Neosho; L W.
Cramer. May's Landing.
Georgia?John M. Barnes. Thomson.
Also promotions In the navy.
Arisona?Albert L. Smith. Pre*cott
Arkansas?<3. H. Taylor, Morrlllton.
Colorado?Clark Z. Cosens, Littleton
Florida?Guy allien. Lake City; Henry
J. Ritchie, St. Augustine: Alexander W.
Jackson, Whit* Springs
Illinois ? James H. Lincoln. Franklin
Grove; Edward Qrlmm. Galena; James F.
M. Greene, Hlllrtioro: William H Halnllne,
Macomb; James R. Morgan, Maros, Wil
liam E. Nipe, Mount Carroll.
Indiana?William T. Baker, Alexandria;
E. T. Botkln, Farmland.
Iowa?Frank E. Fritcher, Nashua; G. L
Van de Steeg, Orange City
Kansas?James A. Ament. Dodge City;
James Frey, Enterprise; Theodore Grifllth,
Gleat Bend; Samuel C. Lobaugh, Harper;
George W. Watson. Kinsley; Samuel R.
Peters. Newton; Frank C. Bevlngton. Jewell
Massachusetts?William E. Frees?, East
Walpole; Joseph A. West, Provlncetown.
Michigan?Minnie L Hall, Lawton;
Charles G. Kellow, Palnesdale.
Minnesota?Charles E. Callaghan, Roch
ester: Theodore P. Fagre, Blooming
Montana?Ira L. Kirk, Boseman.
Nebraska?James M. Beaver. Scrlbner;
Frank D. Reed, Shelton.
New Jersey?Edwin Cadmus. Bayonne.
New York?Claude LWIlson. Little Val
ley; Robert H. Bareham, Palmyra; Charles
E. Sheldon, Sherman.
North Carolina?William H. Jenkins, Hen
Ohio?vHomer L. House, I>eshler; John w.
Bath, Elyrla; Henry S. Enck, Lelpslc: Will
lam D. Powley, Monroeville; Allan Ora
ham, Jr., Ottawa; Frank A. Gamble, Van
Wert; John Ramsey McBlroy, New Coraera
town; Leslie E. Meyer, Oakharbor.
Oklahoma?Alfred F. Doming, Snyder.
Florida?Joseph L. Skipper. Likeland
Pennsylvania?Jesse H. Roberts, I>own
lngtown; David M. Graham, Mahanoy City;
Burd R. Llnder, Orwlngsburg: George W.
Schmeltzer, Pine Grove; William H. Under
South Dakota?John E. Hippie, Pierre.
Texas?William C. Smith, Bowie.
Utah?Peter Martin, Park City; John W.
SUICIDE OR ACCIDENT?
DEATH OF GEORGE DE PBO TO BE
George DePro, thirty-seven years of age.
was found dead In his room at 922% E
street northwest, this morning, his death,
it Is thought, having been due to his Inhal
ing Illuminating gas. His body was found
on the floor near the door, the gas being
turned oxf at full head. Mrs. Mary H. Wof
ford, from whom he rented a hall room on
the third floor, found his body In the room,
following an Investigation of the origin of
the odor of gas In the house.
The police of the first precinct were noti
fied and Policeman Connors was sent to
the house to make an investigation. He was
placed on duty to await the arrival of the
acting coroner. DePro. the police say. was
married, but did not live with his wife. A
short while ago he bad some trouble with
his landlord and was arrested upon a charge
of threats. At the time of his arrest he
had a letter In his pocket that he had ad
dressed to The Evening Star telling the
name of a man who, he said, might be ac
cused of having killed him In the event of
his being found dead.
After being arrested he said he had been
threatened and that he was afraid the
threat would be put into execution. The
charge of threats which was preferred
against him was withdrawn and the trouble
was ended. DePro was under the Influence
of liquor last night when he went to his
room. It Is not known whether he com
mitted suicide or left the gas turned on by
MAMMON OB MANHOOD.
Henry Watterson Declares That Is the
PROVIDENCE. R. I., June 30?Henry
Watterson of Kentucky delivered an ad
dress today at the commencement banquet
of Brown University on "Sectionalism,"
which he declared he had fought all of his
life and against which he would set prov
incialism and the spirit of provincialism.
"The one Is a destroyer, the other a
builder," said Mr. Watterson. "Sectional
Ism deals with the remote and unfamiliar.
It makes distinction. It raises differences.
It breeds hatred and organizes mistakes.
"It is not easy to establish fixed prejudice
between kindred communities lying along
side. Too much Intercourse, too many com
mon interests, too many ties of blood and
affection. In the final equation the good and
the true will outweigh the sinister and the
false. But distance lends not always en
chantment?sometimes misconception and
acrimony?to the view, too often enabling
the self-seeker and the bigot the easier to
do their blighting.
"Why Is It that we so condemn and yet
so cultivate sectionalism? It Is because
that, unconsciously, our opinions take the
color of our Interests, and that, In a coun
try so separate and so vast, these interests
Mr. Watterson declared the great Issue
now Is embodied In the simple question.
Shall mammon or manhood prevail in the
government of the country? His faith, he
said, was strong that the answer will be on
the side of manhood. Mr. Watterson ad
vised the young graduates to go south.
Southern Railway Scores Point Against
City of Alexandria.
Upon the applictlon of the attorney of the
Southern railroad. Mr. C. C. Carlin, Judge
Nicol, presiding over the Alexandria coun
ty circuit court, today granted an injunction
against the mayor and city council of Alex
andria, Va., to prevent them from tearing
up the tracks on Henry street of J hat
It Is said the mayor and council, consid
ering that the old tracks are In disuse and
an obstruction to the street, began clear
ing the thoroughfare, and continued until
restrained by the Injunction. The purpose
of retaining the tracks upon the street
which are used but rarely Is explained as
an effort on the part of the railroad to pre
serve their franchise.
ORDERED A REDUCTION.
Kentucky Railway Commissioners Cut
FRANKFORT. Ky.. June 30.?The state
railroad commission today ordered a reduc
tion of 28 per cent in freight rates.
Ocean Steamship Arrival*.
NEW YORK, June 20.?Arrived: Steamer
C. F. Tietgen: from Copenhagen.
QUEENSTOWN, June 20.?Arrived: Ma
jestic, from New York.
Murdered Wife in a Quarrel.
NEW YORK, June 20.?In a quarrel over
money matters at their home In Hoboken.
N. J., today Theodore Ahl, forty-nine years
old, a steamship rigger, murdered his wife
by cutting her throat with a raaor, and then
tried to end his own life with the same
weapon. Little expectation Is held for his
^ Admitted to Practice.
The pourt In General Term. Chief Justice
Clabaugh presiding, today held a brief ses
sion for the admission to the bar of two
attorney* from ether Jurisdictions. Morris
Zhnpnlk of Chicago, Hi, and Charles S.
Lyons of Newport, Ky.. were, on motion of
Attoraay William H. Dennis, allowed to
practice before the bar of the District Su
?e*tfa of Mntn Thomas
ColamMU Ykoasa who resided at **3
O street nurUmeet. died nMmIt last
Clarence York's Fatal Fall From
THERE WERE NO WITNESSES
Body Found Shortly After 3 O'Clock
HAD BEEN TREATED FOR INJURY
Friends Believe HI* Death Was Due
to Accident?Mrs. York
Out of City.
Clarence M. York, who was employed as
private secretary to Chief Justice Fuller.
Jumped or fell from a fourth-story win
dow at Garfield Hospital this morning
about 3 o'clock, and his death resulted.
Nobody saw him when he Jumped or fell,
but life was extinct when he was found,
and his body wag removed to the under
taking establishment of John It. Wright.
1837 lrtth street northwest.
Mr. Tork was treated at the Emergency
.Hospital about 1:30 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon for a slight Injury to his face.
He was taken to the Institution In a
buggy from near the corner of 17th and
G streets northwest, and his statement
when he was questioned was that he had
fallen from a street car.
Later In the afternoon he was taken to
his apartment at the l?gan apartment
house, Iowa circle, where he was attended
by Dr. Frank Leech, his family physician.
The physician paid a visit to the injured
man last night and found that the dressing
had been removed. About 11 o'clock Mr.
Tork was removed to Garfield Hospital to
have a new dressing applied. He was taken
to the operating room, and after the dress
ing had been applied he was sent to a
ward. It Is stated that he was perfectly
rational at that time, and that he would
have been returned to his apartment had
it not been so late and also for the reason
that his wife was out of the city.
Absence of Mrs. Tork.
Mrs. York left the city a few days ago for
Atlantic City, expecting to be absent stv
eral days. Her friends this morning tel
egraphed her that her husband had met a
Since Mrs. York's departure from the city,
it Is stated, her husband had packed his
trunk or suit cases and made preparations
to Join her at the seashore. He stated to a
friend yesterday morning that he had made
arrangements to ko t? Atlantic City in the
afternoon. His friends had noted that his
mind was disturbed, it was stated at the
Logan this mornln*. and they feared for his
safety. It was because of these fears that
the physician was summoned.
When he reached the hospital, the physi
cians say,, there was no special reason why
he >hould not have returned to Is apart
ment had he desired to do so He walked
from the operating room to the ward on
the fourth floor, and retired after he had
removed his clothing. A short while after
he went to the ward the nurse in charge
opened the door and looked In.
In Bed When Attendant Called.
Mr. York vm then in bed and was quiet.
He wanted nothing and the nurse partly
closed the door. Half an hour later he
was sleeping quietly, but shortly before 3
o'clock the bed was found to be without an
occupant. An Investigation was made and
Mr. York's body was found upon the gruund
below the window.
It was aui>arent that he had fallen upon
his head. Although he had sustained no ex
ternal lnluriee of any consequence. The
police were not notWled of the affair, and.lt
was not until afternoon that they knew of
the tragedy. The remains were removed to
the undertaking establishment, as stated,
and Deputy Coroner Giazebrook was sum
moned. Later In the morning he called at
the undertaker's and viewed the remains,
but did not Rive a certificate of death, pre
ferring to ascertain something more of t.he
affair before he determined whe<her the case
was one of suicide or accident.
View of His Friends.
Friends of the deceased are of the opinion
that his death r/as due to an accident and
not to suicide. He had always seemed to
be of a Jovial disposition, and was appar
ently enjoying life. Dr. Leech, his attend
ing physician, Is Inclined to the opinion that
he became delirious during the night and
accidentally fell from the window, or that
he awoke and went upon an investigating
tour; that while looking about to ascertain
where he was he went to the window and
accidentally toppled over.
The deceased had a host of friends In this
city and In New Jersey, where he formerly
resided. He had lived at the I?gan for
several years, It Is stated, being one of the
first persons to occupy an apartment there
under the present management. Arrange
ments for his funeral will not be made until
after his wife reaches this city Acting
Coroner Glaxebrook will make further In
quiry into the case before gtvlng a certifi
cate of death.
It was stated this afternoon that York
had called at the house of Chief Justice
Fuller yesterday shortly before he fell from
the street car.
The employes In the Supreme Court of
fices were shocked to learn this morning Of
Mr. York's death. While no one of them
stated he was his intimate friend, all had a
high regard for his character and for his
mental attainments. He had been with
Chief Justice Fuller since October, 188B He
was himself a lawyer and was a most ef
ficient man In carrying out the rather diffi
cult duties of his position.
The temperature recorded by Feast ft
Co.'s starvd.ird thermometer today was as
follows: 8 a.m.. 74; 12 m . 79. 2 p.m.. 80.
The temperature registered today by
Affleck's standard thermometer was as
follows: U a.m., 81; 12 noon. 88; 2 p m., 01.
Series of Accidents.
BlcycJes ridden by Frederick Moore ?nil
William E. Hayes, the former living at
l?12fl .list street and the latter at lUi2 22d
street, collided on L street near Connecticut
avenue this morning. Both wheelmen re
ceived injuries about their faciw and Moore,
i* ho is fourteen years of age. was taken
to the Emergency Hospital for treatment.
Hayes declined the offer of the police to
send him to the hospital.
While visiting friends at MOtt Wh street
northwest this morning about 11 o'clock.
Harry M. Gunnell, flfty-flve years of age,
fell on the stairs and sprained his ankle. He
was taken to the Emergency Hospital.
John McGee, sixty years of age, living at
310 C street, fell against the rence In front
of his home about noon today and received
painful Injuries to his eyes. An ambu
lance was called and he was rermjved to the
John Monroe, colored, flfty-flve years ct
age, living on Douglaas avenue, Hillsdale,
fell from a car while working at the foot of
Howard avenue. Hillsdale, this morning. He
reoeived a severe injury to his foot by the
wheels of the car passing over It. The po
lice took him to Providence Hospital tor
Gonz&ga College Commencement.
Arrangements have been made for the
fifty-seventh commencement exercises of
Gonsaga College, in Gonsaga Hall, tomor
row evening. The address to the graduates
will be delivered by Representative Beurke
Oockran of New York and Mgr. Dlomede
Faloomo. the pasal Uelegate to the United
States, will distribute the awards.
Rev. Bdwmrd X. Fink. 8. J., the president
noUsfs, and Ike oOoers of the Alum
leietlon of Own College are also
' forward wttto a great deal of pleas -
the banquet whieh win follow the
of tlM nnlliwi and
nl ?ssfisfannii of Own?ga College are also