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No. 16,707. WASHINGTON, D. 0., FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1906?TWENTY-TWO PAGES. / TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAB WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Offle?, 11th Stmt PianirlTir.!* Atwu. The Erening Star N?wip*p?r Company. THIODOM W. 50118, Prtudent. S>? Tork 051m: Trtbam BnlMiaf. Chicago Cfln: Trihtai Btildlaf. The JTrpnlnj Sf?r, with the Sondty moraine Mil tlon. In delivered by carrier*, on their own account, within the city at 60 centa per month: without th? Sunday aiornlng edition at 44 centa per month. Br el all, poatajre prepaid: Dally. Sunday Included, one month. 60 cent!. Dally. Sundar excepted, one month, 50 cents. Saturday Star, one year, $1.00. Sunday Star, one year, $1.50 NORWAY'S KING AND QUEjNJOWNED Simple Ceremony in the Old Norse Capital. ANCIENT CUSTOM OMITTED Formal Procession Through the Streets Given Up. EXERCISES IN THE CATHEDRAL Bestowal of the Symbols of Power Upon the New Sovereigns-?Sweden Was Not Represented. Special Cablegram to The Star. TROW>HJEM. June '22.?A new chapter in Norwegian history opened today with a certmony which. In Its simplicity and dig nity, befitted this plain and frugal people. There was none of the splendor and mag nificence of the Madrid spectacle of a fort night ago. yet the ceremony was none the less Impressive and the hardy Norsemen are none the less patriotic. All the nations on earth had sent their foremost representa tives to Trondhjem. In many cases they were the same as went to the Spanish capi tal. The single exception was Sweden. The absence of any delegate from the divorced Scandinavian kingdom. It has been explain ed, signifies no hostility, but only natural sorrow at the severance of a historical bond. King Oscar of Sweden was crowned here thirty-five years ago, with the full ancient Viking rites >nd many weird, rugged fea tures that were suppresses today. The peo ple of Trondhjem were especially d sappoint ed that the public features were almost en tirely omitted. The only drawback to the brilliance of the outdoor scene was the presence of heavy clouds In the sky. with an occasion al driizle of rain. The hardy northerners did not pay the slightest attention to such a trifle as the weathisr. The temperature in the cathedral, where the coronation cere mony took place, never rises above fifty degrees In midsummer. Today it was even lower than that, and the authorities con siderately allowed the ladles present to wear high necked dresses If they chose. Most of them, however, defied pneumonia and appeared In full evening costume. Formal Procession Abandoned. It l.a.< b?en the citwtom, which King Os L>vr otwerved, for the king and queen and their retinue to walk slowly through the streets of the town, receiving the homage of their subjects, before proceeding to the cathedral. The queen, who Is timid and averse to all display, objected so strongly to this primitive pilgrimage that a formal pro cession was abandoned. The royal couple drove In an ordinary landau, escorted by one hundred brilliantly caparisoned cavalry, to the cathedral, whleh Is only two hundred and fifty yards from the palace. The whole population of Trondhjem, with several hun dred visitors, filled all the available apace on both aides of their path. Preceding their arrival, carriage after carriage, from the landing stage and various parts of the town, had brought princes, grand dukes, ministers, members of the government and all manner of dome?tlc and foreign offi cials, clad In every variety of uniform and wearing every kind of decoration that the modern world knows. The Norsemen are not a demonstrative people, but they greet years. but It is a grand old Gothic pile, dat ing from the twelfth century. The oldest portions are still sadly dilapidated. The walls and ornaments about the entrance are hardly safe. It was wisely decided to at tempt no decoration of the majestic In terior. Cheese cloth, giving the effect of marble, covered the rotted masonry near the entrance. Otherwise, the old sanctuary stood in its hoary, original simplicity and grandeur. No Parallel In History. It was a striking assemblage, representing the world's twentieth-century civilization, that gathered within this ancient pile to greet the royal couple who had come to as sume the crowns of their adopted country. History, In fact, furntshes no parallel to to day's unique scene. The king and queen were received at the entrance by bishops and clergy, the bishop of Trondhjem greet ing them with: "God bless your coming In and your going out, now and forever." The coronation procession of clergy, the royal couple and court officials, with the chief admiral general carrying the Nor wegian banner, entered and took their as signed places in the center of the church. Beneath the main tower was the king's throne. On the right, near him. were Prince Chris tian and the Crown Princess of Denmark. The queen was on his left, supported by the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Princess Victoria. Ceremony Simple and Solemn. The ceremony which followed need not be described In full detail; but in Its sim plicity and solemnity, and especially in the grandeur of Its original music, It was mem orably impressive, even for those who were accustomed to great state ceremonials. The choir, which was composed of two hundred of Norway's best voices, accompanied by j the organ and the orchestra of the Nation al Theater, one of the finest In Europe, sang a te deum. The bishop of Chrlstlania ! delivered a sermon, based on Joel 11, 21. 1 The royal mantle which the king wore was taken to the altar, whence the chief Jus tice and bishop bore It to the throne and I placed it upon the king's shoulders. Then, while the king knelt, the bishop of Trondh jem, taking a horn of oil, anointed him on the head and wrists, saying: "May Almighty God anoint you with His spirit and grace and give you to reign with wisdom, power and mercy, that the name may be hallowed and right and truth may be confirmed, to the benefit and happiness of the people of the land." Then came the actual coronation, Premier Michelsen having previously taken the crown from the altar and brought it to the throne, and Jointly with the bishop he placed it on the king's head, the bishop saying: "The Lord of Lords and King of Kings, who has given this crown, may He uphold and strengthen you in all royal and Christian virtues, to the glory of His name and the blessing of the Norwegian people. May His grace in this corruptible life prepare you for the inheritance of a righteous and in acorruptible crown in heaven." Symbols of Power Presented. Then followed the presentation of the symbols of power, the scepter by*the minis ter of foreign affairs, the orb by 4he minis ter of interior, and the sword by the minis ter of war. the bishop repeating a brief, ap propriate prayer in each case. At thds moment the boom of guns and the I clang of bells were heard, as the cannon j of the forts and all the fleet of warships In ttie harbor began a salute of seventy- j two guns. The choir sang a portion of a beautiful cantata, written for the occasion | by Pastor Sigvskavlan. The coronation of the queen then follow ed. It was almost Identical with the first ceremony, except that the presentation of the sword was omitted. The closing por tion of the cantata was given. At the end of the ceremony the guns roared and the bells clanged once more, the choir and the whole assembly sang "God Bless Our Dear Fatherland," ami the procession slowly re formed and left the church. About twenty Americans were present. In KING OF NOR ?d the visitor* with hearty applause, es pecially the Prince of Wales, Prince Henry of Prussia and Prince Christian of Den mark. The king '<n<J <iueen when they finally ap peared at lfiwere received with a.storm of short, staccato. Norwegian cheers. The kln?c wore a general's uniform covered with a royal cloak. The queen was attired in white silk, shot with yellow,. and orna mented with jirarls and other gems. They drov to a pavilion erected at the entrance of the cathedral. The cathedral is an an cient edifice. It is the finest ecclesiastical ?tructure in Boandinavla. It has been re Stored to a large extent In the past forty VAY AND FAMILY. eluding Mr.. Mrs. and Miss Bryan and Mrs. Marshall Field. The royal couple left the cathedral at 12:35 and drove to the palace with the same escort as had accompanied them from the palace. Prince Christian, the Prince of Wales. Prince Henry and other royal per soi.a&os followed. A11 received great ova tions. There was no untoward incident, from first to last. Sultan Yields to Algeclr&? Protocol. TANGIER. Morocco, June 22.?The sultan signwl the Algeoraa protocol at Fez June 18. Russian Ministry Arraigned by Radical Orator. PROSECUTION IS DEMANDED Sensational Attack Made in the Douma. CONFISCATION OF NEWSPAPERS New Editions Published Under Other Names?Meeting of the Feas ants' League. ST. PETERSBURG, June 22.?The discus sion of Interior Minister Stolypln's expla nations was resumed in the lower house of parliament today. The radical orators were Riven the floor first. Ramish Ali, a Georgian member of the house, on behalf of the so cial democrats, who since the arrival of the members of parliament from the Cau casus, have organized into a regular group, acting under the direction of the central committee of the party, offered a resolu tion holding the administrative officials guilty of murder, robbery and violation of law and demanding the prosecution as ac cessories of the ministry, which the reso lution declares has been sheltering their agents and preventing an exposure of the conditions by the press. Ramish Ali supported his resolution in a long speech, describing the manner in which General Alikiianofl" had carried fire and sword into the Caucasus and arraigning the administration of Viceroy V<irontst*lf Dashkoff. Like the speakers yesterday, he did not attack Minister gtolypin personally, but the system for which he stood. The press generally assumes the same tone. The Strana and Kech commend M. Stolypin's sincerity and evident desire to be fair, but insist upon the retirement of the ministry. Military Disaffection. The Russky Invalid enters a general de nial of the reports of military disaffection as exaggerated, and for the most part un true, but the unprecedentedly speedy pub lication of the report of the war office com | mission favoring an amelioration in the | army rations, which has been the main cause of complaint, shows that the urgency | of the situation is recognized. The report recommends an improvement in the quality of the meat and black bread and the inclu sion in the rations of white bread and more vegetables and the sale of beer and I meal in the canteens and the discourage ment of the consumption of vodka; also a limitation of the number of fair days, when short rations and no meat are served. The papers announce the arrest of twcn ty-fou* privates of the Preobrajcnsk regi ment for circulating proclamations in favor of the revolutionary agitation. Confiscation of Papers. The police are conducting an energetic campaign for the suppression of the radical press, daily confiscating six or eight St. Pe tersburg papers just as they come off the press. But the editors have an inexhausti ble stock of new names and franchises, and manage to appear regularly. Father Pe troff's Christian socialistic organ is among the papers suppressed. The delegates to the convention of the Peasants' League, which is organizing an agrarian strike movement, gathered in St. Petersburg today at the convention head quarters of the parliamentary Group of Toil, but the meeting was forbidden by the police. DEFY THE AUTHORITIES. Derelict Insurance Companies Declare They Will Stay in California. SAN FRANCISCO, June 22.?Eleven of the fire insurance companies, whose licenses to do business In California are open to cancellation because of their refusal to either furnish the state insurance commis sioner with a complete list of pblides or sign the stipulation granting an additional sixty days to their policyholders for the filing oJC proofs of loss, yesterday declared ( that their companies would Btay In California and settle losses until they were driven out. These companies are the AmeHcan of Boston, American of Philadelphia, Concordia, Dela ware; Dutchess, Globe and Rutgers, Ger manla, Girard, New York; Spring Garden :?nd Westchester Fire. The American of Boston and the American of Philadelphia will, it is said, settle as best they can and retire from the insurance business. Franz Bopp, the German consul in this city, is about to file an official report with his government upon the insurance situa tion here. In regard to the position of the German companies involved he is quoted as follows: "There is no doubt that the German gov ernment has the right to control the actions of all commercial companies incorporated under the laws of Germany, and where it can be demonstrated that any insurance company is not acting honestly by its pa trons the government undoubtedly is em powered to bring It to reason. "I am forwarding to the German govern ment my official report upon conditions In San Francisco and upon the Insurance situ ation. The government will undoubtedly give Its attention to the situation and will not permit any Insurance company that is able to meet its obligations to escape them." The German insurance companies doing business in this state are the Aachen and Munich, Hamburg-Bremen, North German of Hamburg, Prussian National, Rhine and Moselle and Transatlantic. i The latter. It is said, has now ceased to write Insurance In California. Changes in the Engineer Corps. Changes in the duties and stations of officers of the Corps of Engineers have been ordered as follows: MaJ. Joseph E. Kuhn, on the expiration of his present leave of absence will take station at Norfolk, Va., as the relief of Maj. E. E. Winslow, who Is ordered to the Washington barracks in this city for duty as Instructor at the engineer school. First Lleuts. W. D. A. Anderson, John J. Kingman and Henry H. Robert, and Second Lleuts. Thomas M. Robins and Theodore H. Dillon have been relieved from duty with the 3d Battalion of Engineers at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and ordered to this city for duty with the 2d Battalion of Engi neers and for Instruction at the engineer school. Greek Secures American Bride. A marriage license was today issued to Nlckolas K. Pappesjohn, a Greek, authoriz ing his marriage with Miss Helen Moher, a young American. The ceremony will be performed according to the rites of the Greek Church Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, at 1214 F street northwest. The groom conducts a florist establishment ?on F street. He Is generally known by the name of Davis, which he says ia a free translation of Pappesjohn. IVENS IS HANGED PATS PENALTY FOB MUBDEB OF BESSIE HOLLISTEB. CHICAGO. June 22.?Richard Ivens was hanged here today for the murder of Mrs. Bessie Holllster. The condemned man, until he stood upon the drop, faced deatli In the same stolid manner In which he has conducted himself since his arrest. When he stepped on the scaffold, however, much of his courase fail ed him. Just before the cap was drawn over his face he attempted to utter a prayer, but although his lips moved con vulsively, hie voice would not respond, and lie was not able to utter a sound. It was evident that he was on the verge of a com plete collapse, and the sheriff therefore hastened the last details as much as pos sible. Just prior to the execution the aged father of Ivens called at the jail and asked to see his son for the last time. His re quest was refused by the guards, and the father made a scene as he begged, with tears, to be allowed to see the young man once more. It was finally found necessary to lead him from the building. An aged woman who made her appearance at about the same time as the father of Ivens insist ed that the condemned man was about to hang unjustly, as her own son had con fessed to her that he, and not Ivens, was the actual criminal. She was detained, pending an inquiry into her sanity. PLEASED WITH VISIT MR. LONGWOBTH CHATS OF HIS LONDON EXPEBIENCE. Special Cablegram to The Star. LONDON, June 22.?Mr and Mrs. Long worth left for Kiel tod-ay. Ambassador and Mrs. Reid saw them off. They will return in time for the next drawing room, when they will be presented at court. Just be fore parting Mr. Longworth said: "We are going straight to Kiel, where we shall be the guests of the emperor. I cannot sufficiently express the delight of my wife and myself with our visit to London. We have been inundated with kindnesses. We shall always retain the pleasantest im pressions of our meeting with King Edward and of the welcome which we received from 2,COO people, mostly our own country men and country women, at Dorchester House. ?'I have been extremely interested In the house ol commons, because I am by way of being x legislator in my own country. The way you do business at Westminster varies so much from the way we do It at Wash ington that I was delighted that I found something new in legislative machinery. It was a new sensation of Its kind. "We enjoyed ourselves greatly at Apcot; the scene, the social functions, the dresses, the gaiety Impressed us beyond words. In the United States we have certainly noth ing to approach Aacot, although we are I not a dull people. All being well, we ex- ' pect to see the emperor tomorrow. We shall return by way of London. Au revolr." LOOKS LIKE EMEBY. Signs Multiply That Democrats Will Fuse With Lincolnites. The proclamation Issued to Pennsylvania democrats by "Boss" Guffey yesterday re leasing delegates to the Harrisburg conven tion from any pledges made to him is gen erally regarded as an admission by Guffey that he could not control the convention or defeat the nomination of Emery, guber natorial candldateof theLincoln party. Some of Guffey's friends say he has not quit, but In his fight against Emery has switched to Representative William T. Creasy, as the "democrat only," to be nominated. In his fight to prevent Emery's nomination Guffey will have the support of the Stand ard Oil monopoly and other Interests who regard Emery's prospective nomination and election as a "menace" to their affairs. The Philadelphia Press today says: "Dem ocratic and Lincoln party leaders yesterday expressed the belief that nothing short of a complete change in sentiment can prevent the indorsement of Lewis Emery, jr., for governor by the democratic convention." The Philadelphia Record today says: "Most of the Philadelphia delegates to the democratic state convention have privately expressed the opinion that all of the dele gation will formally declare In favor of the nomination of Lewis Emery, Jr., for gov ernor, not later than next Tuesday evening. It is understood to be State Chairman Don nelly's desire to have the delegation solid "for the winner" on the eve of the conven tion, If not earlier. That the winner will be Emery is the belief of nearly every Philadel phia delegate who has made a forecast of the convention's outcome. This faith has been greatly strengthened by Col. James M. Guffey's latest published state ment releasing all delegates from any ob ligation which they might consider them selves under to him, and disclaiming to have attempted any bossing or other func tion beyond giving advice. DBY DOCK DEWEY. Arrived at Singapore in Good Condi tion Yesterday. The dry dock Dewey in tow of the Gla cier, Caesar and Brutus arrived at Singa pore yesterday morning in good condition after Its remarkable voyage from Solomon Island, near Baltimore. This cheering news was received at the Navy Department in a cable message from Commander Harry H. Hosley, commanding the expedition. The message, which is dated Singapore, June 21, Is as follows: "Arrived (all well on board) early this morning, excellent condition. Encountered moderate monsoon latter part of voyage. Greatest day's run, 152 nautical miles. Tow ing gear in tact. Will leave about June 28. I do not apprehend difficulty." The distance from Singapore to Manila is about 1,340 miles, and with prevailing fa vorable conditions can be covered by the dock and its tow In about fourteen days at tlie outside. THE PEBSECTTTED JEWS. This Government Cannot See Any Way to Aid Them. It does not seem likely that the United States government will be able to take any steps which will afford relief to persecuted Jews in Russ.a. Since the recent massacre the admlnstratlon hda been eonsirterng re quests that this government do something to relieve the conditions of the unfortunate Jews, but the President has not been able to devise any plan whereby he cau runder assistance snd the same Is true <-f State Department officials. Mr. Peirce's Nomination Be ported. Senator Lodge yesterday afternoon re ported to the Senate the nomlnaton of Her bert H. D. Pelrce to be minister to Norway. The report was made under authority given him by the committee on foreign relations to make a favorable report if a majority declared in the favor of Mr. Pelrce. Brutal Pursuit of Bouncer Barnes' Victim. HER CHARACTER ATTACKED White House Dragnet Methods to Secure Evidence. FUTILE POLICE MUCK-BAKING How the Campaign of Slander Was Engineered From High Quarters. The editorial below appeared in The Star May 29, 1906, and is reprinted in response to numerous reauests: The Muck Brush. Take her up tenderly, Lift her with care. ?Bridge of Sighs. The President has roundly trounced the magazine muck-rakers who have said un pleasant thinsrs about the great trust mag nates. Now it would seem to be In order, in the interest of ff.lr play and the Square Deal, for somebody to show up the Iniqui ties of the wlelders of the muck brush. Take, for instance, the case of Mrs. Minor Morris, now coming to the front again in connection with pending action upon the nomination of B. F. Barnes to be city post master. Mrs. Morris was a respectable, cul tured, ladylike Christian woman, whose hus band, through the congressional pull of her sweet brother. Representative Hull of Iowa, had been turned out of a petty office and the family deprived of a livelihood. He was removed without the slightest charge of in capacity or ill conduct, and solely at the de mand of the high-minded Hull. Headed off In all her efforts to get redresa In other quarters bv her dear brother, she naturally went to tho White House to appeal for jus tice to that grand champion of the Squire Deal, Theodore Roosevelt. Could she imag- ] ine that the man who poses as the chival rous knight, standing alert for the protec tion and glorification of womankind, and who wants every woman-beater to be p jn ished at the whipping post, would refuse to listen to the story of her wrongs? Was It credible that the President, who is always so easilv accessible to the throng of cub-bear exploiters. Rough Riders, al leged fathers of big litters of children, don ors of dime museum monstrosities in the shape of seven-toed cats, and every office seeking Tom. Dick and Harry bearing a tribute of complimentary gush, and strug gling to be first to name him as the inevit able successor to himself in the presidency could It be possible that he would not give her a few moments of his time to enable her to present her most urgent case? And when Secretary Barnes declared that she could not see tie President was It not natural that she should discredit his au thcrity to speak for Mr. Roosevelt and in her dire distress should be somewhat per sistent In her appeals and should declare her purpose to remain there until she could see the President? If Barnes had shown any of the tact and discretion displayed by hl3 predecessors In office he could easily have disposed of the case by allowing her to seat herself and stay until she was tired. But Barnes Is not built that way, and her persistent importunities so Jarred upon his exquisite sensibilities that he was really quite annoyed, don't you know. With a lofty wave of his shapely, liiy-white hand he summoned the big policemen on guard and ordered them to remove the trouble some woman from the Imperial precincts. And they did remove her with a vengeance! Thft public Is familiar with the whole dis graceful story. It was told truthfully by The Star and other reliable papers, but it placed the White House officials in such an unfavorable light that they found It neces sary to make a counter statement In what Is known as the White House version of the affair. This version, it need not be said, was very much at variance with the established facts In the case. An engaging trait of Theodore Roosevelt's character is his readiness to stand by his friends when under fire. He not only gave prompt approval to the action of Barnes and the rest in the affair, but in his usual Imperious and Impetuous way he undertook to make everybody else approve it. He at tempted to coerce tho press Into accepting tho cooked-up WThIte House version in lieu of the careful, unbiased statements of their own reliable and trusted reporters. In the same strenuous fashion he went on to em ploy the whole powers of government in behalf of his White House favorites and to crush all opposition. The police depart ment and all the detective machinery of the government was set to work to scour the city and country for evidence damaging to Mrs. Morris and calculated to vindicate Barnes and the police. The manner in which the drag-net search was engineered from the White House is shown by the fol lowing "confidential .and personal" corre spondence: (Confidential and personal.) HEADQUARTERS OF THE METROPOLI TAN POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington, January 19, 190fl. Hon. William Loeb, jr.. Secretary to the President, White House, Washington, D. C. My Dear Sir: I have your reference of the 18th instant respecting Inquiries you desired should be made of certain persons to whom you refer concerning Mrs. Minor Morris and I beg leave to respectfully inform you that Dr. J. Wesley Bovee has for a num ber of years been intimately acquainted with Mrs. Morris' relatives, and he stated that from the history of her case and Judg ing from reports he was of the opinion that her ipind is not right, and that he would be pleased to confer with you on the subject If you so desire. As directed by you. through Assistant Secretary Barnes, I have written the Hon. Thomas S. Rollins, at Aaheville, N. C., In regard to Information given you concerning the deposition of the physician in that city. As to Mr. Stokes, that gentleman was not seen, as I was Informed he had made a statement to you. Mr. Jacobs of Woodward & Lothrop's was not disposed to give a written state m-ent with respect to that flj^n's experience with Mrs. Morris, which was her excite ment over delay In passing upon her check and certain matters in trade. Mr. Boxer, at Kann's, stated there was nothing In the case there; that there was nothing to be said. Mrs. Dunlap stated that Mrs. Morris had upbraided her for having placed her own name as chairman of the committee on a j letter head and omitting the names of other I members of the committee, a work' which rfh<3 had done at personal expense, and that the experience was very unpleasant. I enclose herewith report of females taken up at the White House by the service there since 1908, as requested by you. Very truly. RICHARD SYLVESTER. Major and Superintendent*^ A8HEVILLE, N. C.. January 20, 1006. Hon. William Loeb, Washington, D. C. My Dear Sir: I have this day mailed to Major Sylvester a statement from Dr. H. B. Weaver In regard to Mrs. Minor Morris, which I trust will be of some service and Information. Dr. Weaver is ex-president of the North Carolina Medical Association, and to one of the leading physicians ir this state. It I can-"6e of>*ny further service to you In regard to this or any other mat ter, don't bMttate to call on mo. With kindest regards and bent wishes, I am, very truly. THOMAS 8. ROLLINS. P. 8.?I enclose a copy of Dr. Weaver s letter for your Information, hut he prefers that Ms statemnt be not made public un less necessary. ASHEVILLE. N. C., January 20. 11(06. Maj. Richard Sylvester. Washington, D. C. Dear Sir?Mr Rollins has lust showed me your letter of the 15)th Instant, and while' there Is usually a relationship be tween physician and patient that is sacred and Inviolate, yet there are times when even secrecy should be Invaded for the good of the public. The White House epi sode of the Mrs. Morris affair Is an In stance Illustrative of this fact. Not only Is our chief executive brought unduly under unfavorable "criticism, from which, owing to his high position, he is unable to vindi cate himself, but the whole nation Is at tempted to be brought Into disrepute by designing persons who wish to exploit them selves before the world. I deem It. there fore, eminently proper under the circum stances to state frankly as h physician my knowledge of Mrs. Minor Morris from a medical standpoint. About two years ago. while Mrs. Morris was In Florida, through correspondence, she came to Ashevllle and became my pa- | tlent, or, rather, I became her medical ad viser. her husband being a physician. She remained in this city about six weeks, and from all I saw and heard of her actions I was forced to the conclusion that she was unbalanced mentally, or. In familiar parlance, a "crank " or. as wo say, suf fering from a mild form of insanity?a monomania. I do not deem It necessary at this time to go into the details of the symptoms which would be confirmatory of my diagnosis. I have the honor to be. sincerely, yours, j H. HASCOM WEAVKR. M D. The meager results from the widespread j cast of the great executtve dragnet must have been a sad disappointment at the White House. The biggest Item in the catch was the remarkable testimony of Dr. H. Bascom Weaver -Of Ashevllle. N. C., This testimony, it Is stated by an Asheville paper, was secured from Dr. Weaver by Republican State Chairman T. 8 Rollins, "who was desirous of aiding the admin istration," and "at the request of the chief of police of Washington." Dr. H. Kascom Weaver Is a willing little cuss, ready to violate Ills professions! honor for "the vindication of our chief executive, and so he proceeds to tell an elaborate story of having treated Mrs. Minor Morris ab?ut two years ago in Asheville for about six weeks and that he came to the conclusion that she was unbalanced mentally. The White House evidently put a high value upon the testimony of Dr. Weaver obtained through the desire of Republican Chairman Rollins "to aid the administration." for it Is paraded as the most Important feature of the testimony against Mrs. Morris furnished by the administration to the postal com mittee. and figuring prominently In that committee's "confidential" report in favor of the confirmation of Barnes to bo post master. But its usefulness Is greatly dam aged by the irrefutable proof that Mrs. Morris was never in Asheville. never met Dr. H. Bascom Weaver anywhere, never wrote to Dr. H. Bascom Weaver and wan never aware of the existence of Dr 11- Bas com Weaver until he bobbed up as a wit ness against her on behalf of tlie President. And now. worst of all. Dr. We iver, cor nered in his fabrication, confesses that he never treated Mrs. Minor Morris, though ho names her specifically in his testimony, but he claims that hp treated another Mrs. Morris. The Asfievllle paper publishing Weaver's recantation of his testimony com plains bitterly at the violation of Dr Weaver's confidence in the publication of his letter "by some one desirous of bolster ing up Barnes," and adds that "this viola tion of confidence must necessarily have been by some person of some importance. There seems to be considerable wrlgg'.lng in the viper's nest! Next In Importance comes the testimony of Dr. J. Wesley Bovee. who does not claim to have ever seen Mrs. Morris, but who savs that he has for a number of years been intimately acquainted with Mrs. Morris' relatives (Brother Hull?), and he states that from the history of her case and judging from reports he was of tjie opinion that her mind was not right. Not verv weighty evidence, doctor! Then Mai. Sylvester reports regretfully that* nothing defamatory of Mrs. Morris could be obtained from the department stores, and the testimony finally peters out with the statement of Mrs. Dunlap that Mrs. Morris had on one occasion "upbraided her for having placed her own name as chairman of the committee on a letter head." Prodigious! Pro-di-gi-ous! as Dom inie Sampson would say. It is to lie regretted that the testimony of the White House officials and employes is not presented in a more Intelligible shape. It is evident that the witnesses were not properly coached. Of course the whole gang were badlv rattled by the exigencies of the case: but really some supervision should have been given to the shaping of the testi mony. The policemen contradict Barnes and one another in the wildest fashion. No two of the witnesses agree In their stories except in the one particular of declaring Mrs Morris crazy to excuse their brutality In "removing" her. The most positive and conclusive testimony on this point comes from Mrs. Marilla Thornburgh, matron at the house of detention. She testifies that on the arrival of Mrs. Morris at the housu of detention: "She seemed to be very hysterical; she was indignant. * * * She was making sweeping assertions with her ha.n(ls. She dropped on her knees by the desk and ser.t up a petition for guidance, and asked that her enemies be confounded and that the President be brought to view the case of her husband; that It was a just and Christian act to do, and that he was in fluenced by people who had a grudge or srite against her?not her, but us. After ward she went upstairs and prayed again for support and the confounding of her enemies, which, to my mind, in the place where she was. was what a person in their right mind would not do. She prayed twice In my room." Moral; The victim of a White House knock-down and drag-out should never be indignant and on no account drop on her knees and offer up a prayer for Divine guidance and support, under penalty of be lns declared insane; and if she should fol low up this incriminating act by "praying twice" on her knees she must be adjudged a dangerous lunatic, to be consigned at once to a padded cell. But what doe* the republican Senate care for evidence? Barnes, through whose blundering stu pidity and Incapacity this great national scandal has fallen -upon the White House, will be rewarded by an office with a salary considerably larger than is given to United States senators and representatives, more than Secretary Loeb gets, or the Secretary of the Senate, more than the Justices of the Supreme Court of the District get. Down with the accursed muck-rake! Up with the blessed muck-brush! That is the latest edict from the White House. CHAPLAIN MILLER'S DEATH. Interment Was at Arlington Ceme tery Yesterday Afternoon. Chaplain Oliver C. Miller, formerly at tached to the 13th Cavalry, at Fort Riley, Kan., and recently placed on the retired list on account of disability, died at the General Hospital. Washington barracks, Wednesday morning from mvelltla His remains were Interred In the Arlington national cemetery yesterday afternoon with full military hon ors. Brief religious services were conducted at Lee's undertaking establishment at 3 o'clock, after which the remains were taken to the chapel at Fort Myer, where the serv ices were concluded. The funeral party was escorted from the chapel to the grave by a platoon of cavalry, and the usual military oeremonies were observed. Prior services were conducted by Chaplain C. C. Pierce. Artillery Corns, at Fort Myer. Chaplain Miller was born In Maryland. April 22, 1852. and saw his first service In the military wtaMishment as chaplain of the 8th CailllWrila Volunteer Infantry from July 10. 1896. to February 6, 180?. He was appointed chaplain in the regular army on January 2ft. 1901. and assigned to the Artil fery Corns. Later he was transferred to the 13th Cavalry. He was retlrtd from active tarvioe June 4. 1008. for disability contracted In the 11ns of duty. Weather. Showers tonight and to morrow. PMM FINED Unlawful Concessions Given on Freight Rates. VIOLATED THE ELKINS LAW Successful Issue of Government Pros ecution. INDICTED IN LAST JANUABY Seven Convictions Obtained Out of Eleven Cases?One Acquitted and Three Dismissed. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. June 22?In the United States district court here this morn ing Judge Smith McPlierson of Red Oak. Iowa, passed sentence upon the seven de fendants recently convicted In this court of making concessions and accepting and con spiring to accept rebates on shipments Judgment? In the nature of fines were as sessed. as follows: Swift & Co., $13,000; Cudahy Packing Company, 115,000; Armour Packing Com pany, 115,000; Nelson Morris & Co., $15,000. Chicago, Burlington and (Julncy railway, $15,000. George L. Thomas of New York whs fined $6,000 and sentenced to four months In the penitentiary. L. B Taggart of New York was fined $4,000 and sentenced to three months In the penitentiary. Judge McPhe'-son made a statement of the oases before passing judgment In which he reviewed the various charges and evi dence brought out at the trial In the case of the frtur packing companies con victed of receiving concessions In accept ing a rate of 23 cents a hundred pounds on export shipments trom the Burlington rail road. together wlfh connecting lines be tween the Mississippi river and New York wl ei> the published tariff was .'10 cents, and the case of the Burlington railroad, con victed of granting these concessions, he said: Unlawful Concessions. "I state these facts in writing to try to correct the oft-repeated statement that these are rebate cases. It is not so. It Is a case of unlawful concession after August^ 6 at a rate of 12 cents less than shown by the tariffs then on file at Washington un der a contract of June 16 of 23 cents, the lawful and duly established rate." He continued; "When the Clover l^eaf Increased the rate August 6 to 35 cents, the Lehigh Valley and other connecting lines In the east filed 'concurrences'?that is to say, the eastern lines agreed to such Increase. "And In the trial of the packing-house cases the agreed statement of facts recited that the Burlington company agreed to such increase. "In the Burlington case It refused to sign this statement. "So that, like many other crimes, two must be engaged. Or, to restate It, If one Is guilty, the other is. If the carrier makes the concession it Is guilty, and if the ship per accepts the concession he is guilty. "And the only difference In the evidence of the cases Is the shippers agreed that the Burlington is a party to the Increase of rates filed by the Clover Deaf August 6. "The truth is that the Burlington did not file a concurrence with the commission Increasing the rate over the Clover Deaf and its e;istern connections, and as to that contention the Burlington is right. But it is a contention of no possible Importance. This is so because on the same or the fol lowing day the Burlington filed with the Interstate commerce commission a tariff rate of 35 cents from the Mississippi river to New York. And on and after that date no one of the public could ship from that river to New York for less than 35 cents, and it was the same whether the shipment went east from St. Ixiuls over the Clover Deaf or northwest over the Burlington, or other points on the Burlington lines at the Mississippi river. "And the contention that the Burlington did not tile a 'concurrence' to the new and li.creased tarifT rate of Hie Clover l>?af is of no Importance for another reason, nanv? ly?the Burlington after August tt did turn the freight prepaid over to the Clover I> ar. and. In the language of the Blklns law, 'participates in any rates so filed or pub lished.' "So that on and after August all ship pers of like products of like classification were compelled to pay 36 cents, while the four packing houses got their goods through at 23 cents. ? , ,, "It is my opinion the contract of June 11 was of doubtful validity when made, and after August 7 was a 'device' within the meaning of the law. Of so much of the case 1 am not In the slightest doubt. "Whether the statute covers export snip ments is a more serious question. l.l^e many other questions, there is no way of concluding the question except by a de cision of the highest court of the land. Approves the Verdicts. Judge McPherson said that he was fully persuaded that the verdicts In the packing house cases and the case of the Burlington are right, and he assessed the fines against all of said corporations at the sajne sum. "These parties." he says, "were all together in this scheme, with like motive and pur P?lT speaking of the Thomas and Taggart cases Judge McPherson said that evidence had been adduced to show that George A. Barton, for the firm of Barton -Bros wholesale shoe and leather dealers, had received large sums of money from various railways through the defendants. "Not only so," continued the court, but the following named concerns received the sums stated from rallwajs. Barton Bros.. $8 220- Robert Keith Furniture Company, Kansas City. $1,372: the Webb-Preyschlag Mercantile Company, Kansas City, tO.oUO, Emery Birtfl Thayer Dry Qoods Company, Kansas City. $?2,000: Burnham. Hanna. Munger Dry Goods Company. St. Louis, $10,000; F. P. Kirkendall Slioe Company of Omaha, $1,000. . "So that as nearly as can be gathered from the evidence the defendants after de ducting for their own services from money received from railways, paid to the con cerns named within four years as rebates, the enormous sum of $82,450 And the evi dence fairly shows there were other rebates paid by them. . "I assume all these concerns will be pro ceeded against for receiving these unlaw ful rebates, which can be done either cy Indictment or information, as the last vest ige of the plea of Immunity for corpora tions has been wiped out by the pistol of the Bupreme Court of the 1 nited State* of March 12, 1UO0, In the carfe of Hale agt. Henkle." Judge Spencer's Statement. Judge O. M. Spencer of St. Joseph, gen eral counselor of the Burlington railway, and one of the counsel for Thomas and Tas*vt, made a statement of the case to the court before sentence wss pro nounced upon the defendants. He said In n&rt: "Any aaxlety I assy feel lest toe severe