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WASHINGTON, D. CL, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1906 PAGES. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORNINQ EDITIOIf. Buiseu Offlet, 11th 8tr??t tad PeBmylTsa.1* Artnaa. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. THIODOM W NOTES, President. V?v Tttk OSe*: Tribnn* Balldlag. Chicago Offl*: Triksm Buildlnj. The Erenlns St?r, with the Sunday morning edi tion . ]? dellrered hj rurrlrri, on their own aecoont, Within the cltjt at 50 cent* per month; wltbont the 801x1*/ mornlDT edition at ? cent* per month. Bt n.all, pnetage prepaid: P?Ily, Sunder Included, one month. AO ?DU. P?Uy. Sundtr excepted, one month, 50 cents. Saturday Star, one year, fl 00. gunday Star, one rear. $1 SO VERDICT OF JURY ~ FORJHE DEFENSE George E. Green and Willard D. Doremus Acquitted. ONE OF THE POSTAL CASES Charge by Justice Gould Delivered This Morning, EXPLAINED THE REAL ISSUE Simple to a Degree, Instead of Com plex?History of Case?Brib ery and Conspiracy. "Not guilty" was the verdict ren dered this afternoon in the case of George E. Green and Willard D. Doremus in Criminal Court No. 7, tried under indictments charging bribery and conspiracy in connec tion with the Post Office Depart ment investigation. The verdict of acquittal was announced at l.r?2 o'clock, after the jury had deliber ated a little more than two hours. The case was submitted to the twelve men at 11:35 o'clock, and at 1 :-k> o'clock word was sent down from the Jury room that an agreement had been reached. Justice Gould, who was hastily summoned, was on the bench several minutes before the Jury filed Into the court room. Before the verdict was received the court delivered a warning against any demonstra tion among the auditors. The acquittal of Mr. Green in tlie former trial was the occasion of an uproarious ex pression of approval, which was not quelled for several moments. Deep Interest Manifested. The deepest interest was written on the faces of every one in the audience as Clerk Hawken put the question: "Gentlemen of the Jury, have you agreed upon your ver dict?" Foreman Charles E. Berry replied: "We have," whereupon the clerk asked first as to the verdict on the bribery indictment. When Mr. Berry answered in a clear voice "Not guilty," there was a slight murmur of approval from the Intensely Interested group gathered close to the b ir. It whs only a few moments before Justice Gould had discharged the Jury for the term after the announcement of not guilty as to th-! conspiracy indictment. Greeted by Their Friends. Then, when court had adjourned, Mr. Green and Mr. Doremus were surrounded by an enthusiastic gathering and simply Showered with congratulations. In this their counsel, Attorneys Worthington, Btanchfleld and Thurston, abundantly shared. Mr. Green shock hands joyfully with nearly everybody present. He said he had Iio statement to make except to remark that the jury had spoken for him. It was learned that on the first ballot the Jury stood 11 to 1 for acquittal. The one not then persuaded. It is understood, was holding out only for technical explanation. Charge By the Court. After listening to the charge of Justice Gould, embodying numerous and compre hensive Instructions for the government and the defense, the Jury this morning at 11.H6 o'clock took the case for final con sideration, pending agreement upon a ver dict. The court was engaged with delivering the Instructions for an hour and a half. The-y oonslsted of the formal prayers heretofore granted on each side, and were supple mented by verbal instructions covering sev eral points of law and evidence. Justice Gould charged the Jury that It Should not allow extraneous matters, which ?nitred into the case during the progress George E. Green. mt the trial, to obscure or complicate the real Issue Involved. This, the court de clared, to be simple to a degree instead of complex. Explained the Law. Justice Gould went to considerable length ti explain the law relating both to bribery and conspiracy, reading sections from the Revised Statutes under which the Indict ments were drawn. Mr. Green lingered about the court room for a quarter of an hour after the Jury bad retired. When he left the city hall he wus accompanied by Rev. Or. McVeigh, the pastor of the church In Blnghamton. N. Y.. of which Mr. Green ia a member. Justice Gould's Charge. Justice Gould deli * 'red the Instructions of the court to the jury this morning. These Included the written instructions heretofore granted on prayers by counsel. Several verbal charges respecting different phases of the c ise were added by the court. In beginning his charge to the Jury Jus tice Gould said: "Possibly one of the most helpful things I can ?ay to you Is to tell you that the Is sue Involved Is not complex, but exceeding ly simple. It la very Important, In getting minds Into a condition to pass fairly upon the Question, to understand exactly what Is the Issue." The court remarked that during the pro tracted course of the case many extraneous and collateral matters had been placed be fore the jury, but Justice Gould Instructed the Jury that It must not be clouded by these matters in discerning what Is the es sence of the charges. The court then read sections of the statutes under which both indictments were drawn, and explained the meaning of the law. As to the charge of con spiracy, the court instructed the Jury that it was to understand that while there were twenty-five counts in the Indictment there was only one offense alleged. Commenting upon remarks of counsel made in the course of the trial as to the question of identity between the offenses, Justice Gould said that in law the crime of conspiracy is a separate and distinct of fense. As to the Verdict. The court sal? that, therefore, if the Jury should find the defendants, or either of them, guilty on one of the counts the Jury should return a verdict of guilty as indict ed. In order to constitute the crime of con spiracy, the court said, it Is necessary lo do more than enter into an agreement for that purpose. It is necessary to commit some specific act in furtherance of the agreement. Referring to the bribery in dictment, containing six counts, the court called attention to the difference between it and the conspiracy indictment. While the latter charged essentially only one crime the former charged a separate of fense in each count. Justice Gould explain ed. For that reason, the court said, the Jury' might find the defendants, or either of theih, guilty of one or six offenses un der the bribery indictment. Assumed All Responsibility. The Jury was instructed to take no cogni zance of the question Involved, the court assuming all responsibility in that connec tion. The jury was further Instructed that the indictments were not to be regarded as raising a presumption of guilt against the defendants. The court then took ufc the written in structions granted on the prayers of coun sel. After reading the formal prayers Justice Gould told the Jury that it might find both of the defendants guilty on one or both of the Indictments, or It might find only one of the defendants guilty on one or both of the indictments. In finally giving the case to the Jury the court expressed the assur ance that the verdict, whatever that might be, would express honest and intelligent conviction. The jury retired at 11:35 o'clock. History of the Trial. The trial began Monday. May 28, before Justice Gould, and proceeded without inter ruption. The court even sat Fridays, usu ally motion day, in order to expedite the proceeding!. Prior to the opening of the case the bribery and the conspiracy indictments against each defendant were consolidated. They went to the ,'ury In that form, the court having refused at the close of the evidence to grant a motion of counsel for the defense to require the government to elei t as between the two for presentation to the jury. Mr. Green and Mr. Doremus were placed on trial Jointly, and practically the same line of defense was followed in each case, though each wa*. represented by separate counsel. The case of Mr. Green was In the hands of Attorneys John B. Stanchfleld of New York and A. 9. Wortliington of this city. Former Senator John M. Thurston appeared for Mr. Doremus. The case of the government was In charge of United States Attorney Baker, MaJ. Holmes Conrad of Virginia, special counsel for the government in the post office cases, and Assistant United States Attorneys Stu art McNamar? and Harvey Given. All of counsel for the defense delivered summing up arguments to the jury. The United States attorney and Maj. Conrad made the final presentation for the government. As sistant United States Attorney Given had charge of papers and documents used in the evidence while to Assistant Cnited States Attorney McNamara belongs the dis tinction of making the argument for the presentation on one of the most important points of law that arose in the whole course of the trial and on which the final ruling of the court was in favor of the government. Taking of Testimony Closed. The taking of testimony was closed last Tuesday evening. Wednesday the court was engaged ail day with the consideration of prayers for instructions. Two days?Thurs day and Friday?were consumed with the piesentatlon of final arguments. I^ess than four months ago George E. Green was acquitted in the same court un der an Indictment charging conspiracy. The trial in that case lasted about three weeks. When the verdict was announced there was a big demonstration in the court room, and Mr. Green, a day later, was welcomed home to Blnghamton with the most Jlatter ng marks of public sympainy and esteem. The result of the first trial, however, was i distinct disappointment to counsel for the government, so much so that the Jury was sharply criticised, both by the United States attorney and MaJ. Holmes Conrad. The latter went so far as to express his stuctures in open court in the present trial during the consideration of the prayers to the Jury. Allegations of Indictments. The indictments which were filed In court October 15, 1W?. set forth that George W. Beavers was head of the division of sal aries and allowances. Post Office Depart ment, from October (J. 1000, to March 24, 1K03, and in such position was charged with special trust In guarding the Interests of the United States. It wa? further set out that it wan his duty to superintend the pur chase of supplies for post offices. The con spiracy Indictment alleged that George E. Green, as president of Doremus Machine Company ,and Wilard D. Doremus, as vice president of the company, entered Into a fraudulent agreement with Beavers in Washington in October, 1000, In behalf of the company, to the effect that upon each Doremus machine ordered by the depart ment through the procurement and Influence of Beavers while an officer of the govern ment the company would pay to Beaver* a commission of 125 for his own personal use at'.d benefit. The alleged overt acts on the part of Beavers In pursuance of the al leged conspiracy were set forth, covering the period from December 10, l'JOO, to De cember ;t. IVOCi. The Indictment charging bribery corresponded In the main to the other. It was alleged that six payments had b?en made to Beavers. Prominent in Ni?w York. George E. Green has been prominent In business and political affairs of the state of New York for many years. He has twice served as mayor of his home city of Blnghamton and has also served two terms In the New York state senate. In 1900 he was elected to the senate by a big majority over his democratic opponent, and in 1902 he hud no opposition. Taking an active part in legislative deliberations he was ap pointed on several Important committees. His prominence as a legislator brought his name before the public as a probable can didate for governor. He has always been an enthusiastic re publican. He served for some time as vice president of the Republican League Club of New York. ^lr. Green was born In 1S38, and has spent most of his life in Blnghamton. His education was obtained In the common schools. For years be lias conducted a large wholesale coal business in Blnghamton. He is a Mason and a member of the Knights of Pythias and several other fra ternal organisation*. THE C GREETED BY THE KING Reception of the Dignitaries at Trondhjem. BRILLIANT WITH UNIFORMS American Delegates to Be Presented Monday. MR. BRYAN MAKES A SPEECH Formal Ltave-Taking of the Special Embassies to Occur Tuesday? Festivities End Wednesday. TRONDHJEM. June 23.?King Haakon and Queen Maud today held their first levee, and the palaoe again was the town's center of Interest. All the special embas sies, statesmen, officials and other promi nent persons attended. The American spe cial ambassador, Charles H. Graves, with his staff, and the ladles of the American party were present. Mr. Graves presented Mr. and Mrs. William J, Bryan, Mrs. Mar shall Field, Mrs. Eddy, Mrs. Meade, Miss I Eddy of Chicago. Mrs. Slater and Miss Gwynn of "Washington, and Mr. and Mrs. j Meyer of New York. The sun shone warmly an.l Trondhjem I was made brilliant by the uniformed and brightly costumed assemblage, presenting an exceedingly attractive scene. Arrangements have been completed for King Haakon to receive in audience the \ Norwegian-American delegates to his coro nation on Monday. r>r. Dane of Chicago will on that occasion present to the king a congratulathory address, and the Norwe gian consul at Chicago, F. G. Gade, v U give the king a portfolio containing music, poems and drawings in behalf of the Nor wegians of that city. King Haakon prob- j ably will make one response to the Nor wegian-American delegations, which num ber about a dozen. The great bulk of the Norwegians who ! came to Norway from America, ostensibly for the coronation, did not come to Trondh jem, but, Instead, scattered to their former homes in various parts of the country, love of their old homesteads and kinsmen prov ing stronger than their desire to visit Trondhjem. In any case, the trip ITere Is difficult and somewhat expensive, and be sides, the coronation festivities are not con fined to Trondhjem, but are univcj-saJ throughout Norway. The crowd which canie to see the king and queen crowned is already breaking up, but the special embassies will remain here until Tuesday or Wednesday. The formal leave taking of the embassies will take place Tuesday. The first to depart left here by train last night, and today several for eign excursion steamers hoisted their an chors and steamed down the fiord. The for mal program ends Wednesday with an ex cursion around the fiord, but Kin* Haakon and Queen Maud will remain at Trondhjem until Emperor William comes here July 8. \ The Norwegian-American delegates to the coronation of King Haakon held a meet ing tills afternoon in the garden of the old archbishop's palace, under the shadow of the cathedral, and invited William J. Bryan to address them. When Mr. Bryan appear ed he was presented with American and Norwegian flags and the crowd cheered him. Mr. Bryan said that Judging Norway by her sons who come to America he wanted to offer her his congratulations. He de clared that Norway had achieved high civ ilization without losing any of her early, rugged strength, a thing nations rarely achieved. He hoped the country's pros perity would be as long as her days were now. Pere Stroman of Wisconsin, the Rev. Mr. Madison of Minnesota and Dr. FJeld of North Dakota, who acted as chairman, also addressed the meeting. The burden of their remarks consisted of expressions of sympathy, encouragement and congratula tion from the Norwegian-Americans in the United States to their brethren In Nor way. ONGRESSIONAL GORDIAN ? AS TO ADJOURNMENT NO RESOLUTION UNTIL IMPORT ANT LEGISLATION IS AGREED TO The House leaders have decided not to agree to any resolution of adjournment until the important legislation of Congress has been agreed upon between the two houses. This course is expected to make It Impossible for some recalcitrant, after a specified date for adjournment has been fixed, to hold up Congress and talk some bill to death. The pure food bill will probably pass the House this afternoon. It Is entirely dif ferent from the Senate measure, but the impression prevails that It will be feasible to reconcile the differences once the bill gets to conference. The only fear is that opponents of the bill in the Senate maj en deavor to keep it from conference. It was said today by House leaders that there win be no adjournment until either the pure food bill passes or the responsibility for Its defeat is fixed upon the Senate. The immigration bill will come up in the House next week under a special rule which will provide for a separate vote on the educational test and head tax amend ments. The administration desires the Lodge educational test to remain in the bill, but there is strong opposition to it in the House. The argument is advanced that the edu cational test would exclude all class of for eign workmen who are much In demand, workmen who will dig and delve where the high-priced American laborer refuses to work. The educational test. It is said, would admit the educated skilled laborer, and he is the man it is desLed to limit and keep him from competing with the better paid American workman of the same class. It was said today that a compromise may be reached which will pass the bill with its other desirable administrative features and turn over to a commission the task of looking into the desirability of enforcing the educational test, passing by that amendment for the present. The remain ing features of the bill are in many re spects an improvement upon the present law, and it will undoubtedly pass There is also objection to the educational test on the ground that it will close the door to the fleeing Jews from Russia, who are expected to turn to this land of refuge in increasing number. Senator Tillman was still averse today to signing the conference report on the railway rate bill, on account of his objection to the pipe line compromise. A majority of the conferees of each House are agreed, however, and it is thought the bill will be brought in next Monday. The sentiment today about the Capitol seemed to be favorable to adjournment be tween next Thursday and next Saturday. WELCOMED TO E.IEL CORDIAL GREETING GIVEN TO THE LONGWORTHS. KIEL, Germany, June 23.?Several hun dred people assembled at the railroad sta tion today to cheer Representative Long worth and Mrs. Longworth on their arrival here from London. Lieut. Commandsr W. L. Howard, the American naval attaint, rep resenting the embassy at Berlin, ana Fred erick W. Whltrldge, who was the special ambassador of the United States at the wedding of King Alfonso and Queen Vic toria of Spain, an old acquaintance, met them at the station, where Mr. and Mrs. Longworth were escorted to the Imperial waiting room so as to escape the attentions of the crowds. Later they entered a car riage station at the private entrance, but the spectators soon perceived this, streamed around the building and cheered the Amerl 1 cans. As they drove off a loud voice called out in English, "Welcome to Kiel!" and a woman threw a bouquet which Mrs. Long worth smilingly caught, while Mr. Long worth lifted his hat In acknowledgment of the gift. The travelers were driven to a small hotel standing In the yacht olub grounds and overlooking the bay. The stars and stripes flew from a mast in front of the hotel and the manager tried to get a band to play "The Star Spangled Ban ner," but no musicians were available. Some of the guests of the hotel assembled on the veranda and a number o.f photo graphers were busy from the moment Mr. and Mrs. Longworth came In sight until they vanished within the hotel, where they have the beet rooms In the house, with a private veranda and & sea view. To Leave About July 1. Third Assistant Secretary Peirce, who was yesterday confirmed as United States minis ter to Norway, expects to leave Washington for Boston about July L and to sail for his post July 12. Mr. Huntington Wilson, who will succeed him as third assistant secre tary of state, to now on th? war to Wash ington from Told* where he has been fllBng the position of secretary of embassy and is rdue here about the and of tbto month. :not. ROCKEFELLERJMMUNE Prosecutions to Begin Against the Standard Oil. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S PLANS Little Hope of Catching the Big Of ficials. THE SMALL FEY UNIMPORTANT It Men Like Archbold and Rogers Escape There Will Be Little Use Convicting the Others. Despite the fact that the Department of Justice announces that It proposes to be gin criminal prosecutions against the Standard Oil trust It Is positively known that there Is no hope of getting John D. Rockefeller and some of those high up in the workings of the great combine. This was admitted by high officials of 'the De partment of Justice today. Including At torney General Moody. [ Rockefeller is now in Europe, but he did not run away because of the prospects that the government would .get after his pet oil combine. He need have no fear of being indicted by a grand jury from evi dence now in the hands of the Department of Justice. There is little hope In the department of getting Henry H. Rogers and John D. Archbold, vice presidents and active man agers of the Standard Oil. They are the real power behind the great combine. Some months ago they came to Washington and talked for two hours one night with Presi dent Roosevelt. The facts as to their con ference never became known. It is as frankly admitted by Attorney General Moody almost Impossible to reach the higher officials of a great trust of this kind. The same is true of railroad presi dents. All the department can hope for is to get as far up among the officials of the oil octopus as possible. It Is hoped to land a few of the big fish, and the energies of the officials of the department are to be di rected toward getting as high up as pos sible. Attorney General Moody conferred with President Roosevelt today. He is prepar ing the testimony he will lay before grand juries in several states. It is expected that he will b'e prepared to submit the records to grand Juries In less time than a week, and any delay In indictments will then rest with the Juries. It would be comparatively easy, accord ing to Department of Justice officials, to catch a number of small minnows con nected with the Standard Oil outfit, but the department will ignore its opportuni ties in this direction, because it knows that these men are merely guilty In a technical manner and not deliberate violators of the law. The feeling Is strong that if the prosecution can not reach men who issue the orders it will not reach the point de sired after all. Mr. Moody's Announcement. Attorney General Moody late yesterday afternoon announced, as predicted In The Star, that the Department of Justice will begin prosecution of the Standard Oil trust. While It Is getting ready to do that the department will continue Its Investigations of the Standard combine with a view to multiplying the legal attacks. The decision as to prosecution has been decided upon after a number of confer ences with the President and two meetings of the cabinet. The statement of the Attorney General Is as follows: "After full consideration of all the Infor mation now available. Including the report of the commissioner of corporations and the evidence taken by the Interstate com merce commission, I Save reached the con clusion that criminal proceedings against the Standard Oil Company should be be gun In certain cases where there appears to have been a violation of the laws regu lating Interstate commerce and prohibiting rebates and other unlawful discriminations. Accordingly suafa proceedings will be begun at once in the appropriate Judicial dis tricts. These cases are regarded and will be treated as of Importance, as it seems clear that In so far as the Standard Oil Company has obtained monopolistic control of the Interstate trade, that control has been In large degree made possible by discriminations in transporta tion rates or facilities, the discriminations being in some cases in violation of law and In other cases, though injurious to the pub lic welfare, not la -violation of law, and therefore subject only to such correction as may be afforded by the railway rate legislation now pending in Congress. "I shall continue the investigation of the affairs of the Standard Oil Company and of such complaints as have been or may be brought to the attention of this depart ment, with the view of ascertaining whether or not there has been any viola tion of the anti-trust act, or of any oth-T federal law. This investigation will require assistance outside of the department .ind i have employed as special counsel Frank H. Kellogg, esq., of St. Paul, who was one of tne counsel for the government In the re cently terminated litigation against the western' paper organization and t'harlcs B. Morrison, esq., of Chicago, now Untted States attorney for the northern district rf Illinois. Mr. Morrison will in the near fu ture resign his place as district attorney. "The course of action I have stated has received the approval of the President and all the members of the cabinet." PASSED THE HOUSE. Many Miscellaneous Mensures Acted On. The House today adopted unanimously the report of the committee of elections No. 2 that Ernest E. Wood was not elected to membership In the House of Representa tives In the Fifty-ninth Congress from the twelfth congressional district of Missouri, and that Harry M. Coudrey was elected to said membership. The House also adopted a resolution that A. J. Houston was not elected a member of the Fifty-ninth Congress from the second congressional district of Texas. The sitting member, M. L. Broocks, there fore retains his seat. The bill prescribing the duties of deputy collectors was passed without debate. There was applause on the republican side when, on request of Mr. Bartholdt of Mis souri. Coudrey of the twelfth Missouri d.s trict presented himself at the bar of the House to take the oath of a representative In the Fifty-ninth Congress. Mr Coudrey was escorted by Mr. Bartholdt. who, after the oath had been administered by the Speaker, introduced his colleague to his as sociates on the republican side. The conference report on the post office appropriation bill was adopted, which passe' the bill. The conference report on the bill for the division of the lands and funds of the Osage Indians In Oklahoma was adopted, also the conference on the bill authorizing the sale of timber on certain lands reserved for the use of the Menominee Indians in Wisconsin. MILITARY RELIEVED From Work of Guarding at San Fran cisco. Maj. Gen. Greely, commanding: the Pacific division, has sent the following telegraphic report of conditions in San Francisco: "Have relieved today from relief work 3d Squadron, 1st Cavalry, last of troops outside of division. Have also relieved all of 20th Infantry three troops of 14th Cav alry, three companies of 14th Infantry. There remains only four companies of 14th Infantry, one company 22d Infantry and one troop of 14th Cavalry on relief woik. The companies of 14th Infantry will be re tained a week longer, as officers and men are thoroughly familiar with work and sq can more readily transfer camps ami ruiicX stations to civil authorities without embar rassment or confusion. Details in perfectly <^villan relief organization may make It* necessary to retain two or three companies for four or five days at beginning July, but this will not be done unless absolutely liec essary. Everything progressing harmonious ly and satisfactorily." CAPT. WYNNE S CASE. Secretary Bonaparte Has Taken the Papers to His Home. Secretary Bonaparte has gone to his coun try home near Baltimore and will not re turn to this city until Tuesday next. He took with him all the papers In the case of Capt. Robert F. Wynne of the Marine Corps and will probably be prepared to announce his action when he returns. The Impression prevails In naval circle* that the court-martial found Capt. Wynne guilty of the charge of insubordination and sentenced him to be dismissed. There seems to be less assurance, however, as to the findings of the board of medical officers who examined Capt. Wynne to determine his mental responsibility. His friends will make a strong fight to prevent his dismis sal, and If it comes to that, will. It Is said, urge that he be placed on the retired list on i account of disability incurred in the line of I duty. The case presents many unusual features, and the action of the Navy Department is awaited with great interest. ONE NOMINATION. But It Will Affect Many Other In fantry Officers. The President has decided to send to the Senate the nomination of Second Lieut. ! Vernon W Boiler, 20th Infantry, to be first lieutenant, and has thereby gladdened the hearts of no less than sixty young Infantry officers, whose promotion has been blocked for just a year. When Lieut. Boiler originally came up I for promotion something in his record op erated to prevent the department from sending in the nomination. Meanwhile the names of eighteen second lieutenants below him In his grade wese sent to Senate for promotion. But Boiler demanded a court of inquiry, and although the Senate had con firmed the eighteen nominations the Presi dent withheld their commissions and ac ceded to Boiler's request. The court has now found that the officer was wrongfully denied promotion In the first place, so he will now be nominated as a second lieutenant. While the court has been at work and the case has been under consideration forty-two other second lieutenants have been held back from nromotlon. making the list of de tentions lust sixty In number, and all of these will now move up. ? Consul General at Congo Free State. Mr. Clarence Rice Slocum of New Tork. son of the late Gen. Slocum, has been selected to be the first United States of ficial representative In the Congo country, having been designated by tne President to fill the newly created post of consul gen eral at Boma, Congo Free State. His cre dentials will be directed to King Leopold of necessity. Mr. Slocum Is at present the United States oonsul at Weimar, Germany, where he has l?etn stationed since* March 6 of last year. He has achieved already an excellent record as a consular officer. One More Oil Hearing. What probably will be the last oil rear ing of the summer by the Interstate com merce commission will be held In New Orleans probably on Thursday next. It will not be so much a search for graft as a hearing on some of the reported dis criminations under the published tariffs. It may be that something tn the nature of railroad concessions will develop, too. but the hearing as a whole will not be sensa tional. Possibly there will be two mem bers of the commission there. Commissioner Clements and Judge Prouty. the latter hav ing been particularly active is the oil hear ings. But It may be that Judge Prouty will go alone. The hearing will last only one day. Weather. Showers tonight and to morrow. FORCED_fflTESTIR Mrs. Stenton Tried to Leave the Witness Chair. FACES SIX INQUISITORS Tells About the Death of Her Daughter. QUESTIONED ABOUT MURDER Accused of Not Revealing All Sh? Knows About the Case?A Dramatic Scene. Special Dispatch to Tb? ?t?r. NEW YORK. June 23.- Mr*. Louise Sten ton was the star witness t.xlay at the pre liminary inquiry into the murder -of her daughter, Mrs Alice Klnn.in. who wji killed at the doorway of her home in the Bronx two weeks ago. This morning Act ing Captain Price of the Hronx detective bureau and two detective* went to the homo of the Millers, at 2SW4 Sprtfcgs avenue, where she has been stopping, and the moth er of the murdered woman raised no ob pectionH to being taken before Coroner Mc Donald. Mrs. Stenton was calm. and her mind appeared to be particularly clear. The route to the coroners office lay pa*t th? house wiiere the murder was committed. When she saw her old home once more, Mrs. Stenton sighed, "Poor Alice There's where she was killed. I know a man -ild It. Have you found him yet?" They were obliged to tell her tint they had not found him. I The carriage arrived at the coroner's of fice at about o'clock. Mr*. Stenton WHS led to a seat at the end of a lo:ig tahle. Somebody gave the old woman a fail, which Fhe waved steadily before her placid face while she talked. "What is your name?" was the first ques tion. "Louise M;Uco!m Stenton," came the un hesitating reply. "How old are you?" "Eighty." "Will you tell us what happened on the nlg'ht of Friday, June 87" "Alice was reading a book of Hyron s poems to me In the kitchen." the tale b? gan, "when the bell rang 1 caulioried Alice about going to the door but she | went. I waited some time. When Alice i did not return I was worried about her ab sence. 1 went to the door with a lamp in my hand. Then I kept on outside 1 found Alice lying in a pool of blood at the eud of the porch " Denies Intimation of Gui.lt. Shouting out question and answar in the atrical tones that could be heard through closed doors, Assistant District Attorney Cardoso and Mrs. Stenton had a dialogue which rose to its climax when the prosecu tor asfte?f bluntTy:**- ' '* "Did you do it?" "It" referred to the mur der of the witness' daughter. Mrs. Ai:ce Klnnan. Again and again the mother s de nial rang out. It was the most dramatio scene In the whole inquiry. "Who fame to your house on Friday. June 8th?" asked Cardoso. Nobody," replied the old woman. "Didn't" a man come to see you on that day?" ? "No. Nobody called. "Wasn't there a violent quarrel upstairs between you and your daughter after that ""No* there was not. No man was there "Didn't Mary Shtppo come upstairs and ask what you and your daughter were quarreling about?" "No, she did not." ?Didn't you have a quarrel with >our daughter?-' "No." , "Will you tell us what you know about this murder?" _ . T "I don't know anything more than what i have already told you." ., During this period of the Inquiry the old woman had become more and more excited. It seemed as though she could scarcely l endure the repeated questions of the sharp ' voiced attorney, who kept Implying In every word he said that his witness had not told the truth. After the last word the old woman dropped her fan, and, shoving back her chair, rose to her feet. "Sit down, madame," shouted Cardoso. Instead of obeying the old wuman started for the door. Clerk Austin and Detective Wines put their hands on her arm and forced her to resume her seat. The young deputy spoke again In the tones of a Span ish inquisitor. "You have got to tell us all you know about this case. If you do not, we will keep you here all night. We brought you here for the purpose of finding out who committed this murder." ... "I don't know who committed the mur der," replied Mrs. Stenton sharply. "Did you do it?" "No." "Are you sure?" "Yes I'm sure." "Who was the man that called there. "I don't know.' "Yes you do know; you can t leave her? until you tell us all you know." Dropping the more vital questions for a few moments, the attorney arfced about law matters involving Gibson and Flaherty K second time the old woman left her chair TS'^id: "If you tell us what know, we will let you go; but if you don t, we'll hold you here all night. ' Match for Six Inquisitor*. This old woman proved herself a match for six men, all of whom took turns at ask ing her questions. Coroners McDonald and Schwancke. Acting Capt. Price. Capt. Bren nan. Dr. Curtin and Deputy Cardoso, n.l took a hand at questioning her. After they had done their best they had to take a re cess of fifteen minutes to recover from their hard labor and to plan new method* of at tack At one time she shed a few tears and 'used her little bottle of smelling salts. After the brief intermission Coroner Mc Donald took the place of the chief tor but the other men kept trying to help him out by repeating his questions. "Who was ft called that night?" aske<> McDonald Price and Cardoso chorused the ume words before the old woman could "^fdon't know," she answered all three at '"??Nobody but you does know," persisted '%oU said you wouldn't toll, dlda t you? "I did not." "Yes you did." "I did not. . "Why did you go out to the porch? "To look for Alice." Some One Was Expected. "Who ran* the belir' "I don't know." "'Your daughter had been expecting some body. hadn't she?" "I don't remember." After more questions the old womm final ly said; "Yes. we expected somebody." "Who was It?" "I won't toll." ??yes you will or we'U keep you her*. When their Question* were *11 exhauaU*!