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flK fftimtw; pkf. Nd. 16,864. WASHINGTON, D. C.f MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1906-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. OfflM, 11th tkmt m< Fiui^tuli Atiom. Tie Evening Star Newspaper Company. THXODOU W. N0TI8, Prwidrat. New Ttrk 019m: Trikmu Bnildin*. Chicago Offie#: First National Bank Fuilding. Th^ Krenlng Star, with the Sunday morning edition. is delivered by carriers, on their own account, within the city at $W) cents per month; without the , Sunday aornlng edition at 44 cent* por month. Br n.a!l. postage prepaid: Dally. Sunday Included, one month, (10 cents. Dally. Sundav excepted, one month, 50 cents. Saturday Star, one year, $1.00. Knnda* Qf"" one year, S* W. ROOSEVELT RETURNS iiiviiasit lirtll I n WI1HUUI MlW Louisiana Will Transfer Him to the Mayflower. ACCIDENT TO A CONVOY Cruiser is Limping Back With Only One .Boiler. TRIP OTHERWISE EVENTLESS There is an Immense Amount of Correspondence Awaiting Mr. Roosevelt at the White House. CAPE HENRY, Va.. November 26.-The battleship Louisiana, having on board President Roosevelt and his party, and the convoying cruisers Washington and Tennessee, were sighted at 8 a.m. today. Inward bound. The Louisiana passed in by the capes at 9 o'clock, followed by the Tennessee. The wireless station here hag been advised that the engine of the Washington is disabled and that she will not reach the capes until about 1 o'clock this afternoon. A later dispatch to the wireless station from the Washington said "Ail well on board." The Louisiana proceeded up the Chesapeake bay, while the Tennessee went into Hampton Roads. Voyage Home Pleasant. NORFOLK Va., November 26.?The accident to the Washington was announced by wireless from the cruiser Tennessee as she took leave of the ^Louisiana and steamed inward for the roads. The Washington is proceeding for the capes under one engine. The details of her mishap are not explained, but they are not believed to be of a serious character. The I'nited States weather observer at Cape Henry announced that the President's trip homeward was without accident of any kind other than the breakdown of the Washington, and that the President and party aboard of the Louis Jana were well, and had experienced a pleasant voyage up from Porto Rico. The President and party, including Mrs. Roosevelt and maid. Surgeon General Rixey of tl.e navy and Secretary M. C. Latta, will In all probability reach Washington late this evening on the yacht Mayflower, to which they transfer from the battleship Louisiana. Ths yach Mayflower, whloh was In lower Chesapeake bay until early today, proceeded up the bay some time before the Louisiana passed in the capes and followed the yacht's course. The exiLK point ?t which the President and patty transfer to the Mayflower from the Louisiana la not kpown. but is believed to be near Wolfs Trap. Nothing further has been heard from the cruiser Washington up to noon, the observer at Cape Henry reporting at that time that the diaablej warship had not been sighted oft the coast. Will Work Coming Home. Assistant Secretary Forster, in charge of the White House force, has not yet been Informed of the time set for the arrival of President and Mrs. Roosevelt in this city. He is looking for a telegram from Secretary Loeb. It is believed that the party will arrive between 9 o'clock and midnight tonight. The President is expected to dispose of a great deal of accumulated business on Ms way up to the city. Secretary Loeb met him with letters and documents in large numbers, together with the news and manorial cuppings ironi mt principal papers of the country. By means of these the President will be able to get quickly Into touc'h with affairs that have taken place In his absence. If all goes well with the Presidential party, and the plans of tne Navy Department are carried out. they will arrive In this city tonight between 9 o'clock and midnight. The Louisiana, which passed the Virginia capos this morning about 9 o'clock, Is expected to reach Plney Point at the mouth of the Potomac about 2 or 3 o'clock. The President and rarty will there be transferred to the naval yacht Mayflower, an operation that may occupy half an hour or more. If the President is in a hurry, the Mayflower, going at her safest top peed of fourteen knots an hour, could cover the eighty-mile run to the national . capital in about six hours. So, If the transfer to the Mayfloww at Plney Point is ef feeted by 3 o'clock this afternoon and the trip up the river is made at full speed, the Presidential party should arrive here about o'clock tonlffht. Owing, however, to the tortuous channel to be followed and the necessity for the exercise, of extreme caution, it is not likely that any efTort will be made to force the Mayflower, and in that view of the case tt is probable that it will be nearer midnight than ! o'clock when the landing in Washington is made. Furthermore, because of the danger of Kivigating the narrow channel of the Anaeo*tia river in the night time, it may be found expedient to avoid the trip to the navy yard and land the President at one ef the wharves at the foot of 7th street. It has been suggested that a little time might be saved by disembarking the party at Alexandria and have them come to Washington by the trolley line. TROUBLE OVERHANGS TOWN. Hugh Boulder May Roll Down a Mountain. GREAT BAURINGTON, Mass.. November 23.?A huge rock poised above this town threatens serious consequences should it become further loosened by the action of the elements. The big boulder, known as East Rock, is located on the Taconic mountains, and directly beneath it are several residences andrthe buildings of the Riverdale mill. Recent rains have washed away much of the supporting earth of the rock. An old Indian legend is recalled, that the rock would eventually slip from its foundation and roll into the valley, damming up the river and doing great damage. Early Indians were warned by their chiefs against putting up io?i wnswams wnnin 11 n. of the possible descent of the rock. PATRICK'S SENTENCE. or. Wigging Says He Has Made No Promise. ALBANY. N. Y., November SC.?"The Statement that I have promised or intimated to any body that 1 will commute the sentence of Albert T. Patrick Is absolutely and wmuallfWdly false," said Gov. Higgins this afternoon. "I have made no promise on tit* ubject, directly or indirectly, to any living Min N *" The governor added that so far' as he knew the case was still within the jurlsdlcMan of the United States Supreme Court. ' DECLINEDjm LISTEN Secretary Taft Would Not Permit Reflection on Engineers. INTPRPIIPTPn AN ARrtllMFWT 11 | Lniiiiwi I bw nil niivivifiMi* Hearing in Regard to Diversion of Niagara's Waters. INTERPRETING THE STATUTE ?????? President McFarland of the American Civic Association Criticised the Course of Capt. Kutz. Secretary Taft of the War Department this morning declined to listen to any reflections upon the integrity of the Corps of Army Engineers and by emphatic interruption changed the course of arguments being made to him by J. Horace McFarIand, president of the American Civic Association of Philadelphia, in opposition to the diversion of waters from the Niagara river for the creation of power and for the transmission of power from Canada to the United States. Mr. MoFarland had found fault with statements alleged to have been made by Capt. Charles W. Kutz of the Corps of Engineers, who Investigated for the War Department the application of persons and corporations for permits to divert water for power. He said he felt a little nervous, as an American citizen, that Capt. Kutz oVi Alii/? Vtatra irnna o/\ f" ? 1 "?? ? i ouvuiu im<c vuc .w iai iiiiu 4.ic cvuuuiiit^a of the question and of the pr>flts necessary to the corporations having made investments. Stopped by the Secretary. He eot no further than that, for Secretary Taft, in a heated interruption that he himself termed "impatience," declared that "we may as well understand each other now." He said that Capt. Kutz had investigated according to instructions and that the Corps of Engineers of the Army was too high a body of men to be the object of suspicion. The Secretary defended the report. and Mr. McFarland hastened to say hot urlth tho ro?Wa .< .V.. 1,11V tiocu I1C 1UUUU I1U fault, but that It was because of a newspaper interview with Capt. Kutz that he had conos'lained. The Secretary replied that he had not time to consider newspaper interviews, but that he wanted the subject before him treated In an atmosphere of justice, not in an atmosphere of hysteria, nor an atmosphere of corporate greed. Capt. Kutz, ho said, had made the only kind of report possible, as it had been based upon facts. Explaining his meaning of th? term hysteria. the Secretary said he regarded everything as hysterical which -warn not founded on fact. In defense of his statement, Hr. HcFarla.nd asserted -that he had only become en thuslastic or hysterical when the Secretary ! had "teased it out" of him. "Oh, if it was only the result of teasing, then let us say no more about it," replied Secretary Taft, laughingly. Interpreting the Statute. That closed the incident, but thereafter during the presentation of his brief Mr. McFarland was kept close to an interpretation of the statute permitting the Secretary to authorize the diversion of 15.600 cubic feet of water per second from the flow over the falls. He had attempted to make an argument based upon i.ie view the people tnnk nf tv?*? flntr r?# ***? ~m? ? ?~ u* ii>c Dcvicioiy ui war under the law passed for the preservation of the scenic grandeur of the Niagara Falls, but Secretary Taft said pointedly that he could not see what popular sentiment had to do with the construction of a statute that had been passed. Continuing. Mr. McParland argued that the law Itself authorized the Secretary of War to preserve the grandeur of the falls and he was not compelled to Issue permits to the volume of diversion of water permitted by the law. He favored the withholding of the permits and the passage of an act appropriating money to reimburse corporations for the outlay that had been made by them in anticipation of privileges of using power from the Niagara either by a diversion of water for their personal use or transmission of power from Canada. Present at the Hearing. In addition to the officers of the American Civic Association, the following were present to protest against the diversion of waters from the falls to the amount that the grandeur would be interfered with: F. W. Stevens, representing a special committee of the New York Chamber of Commerce; F. B. de Berard, representing the N?w York Merchants' Association; A. K. Potter, a member of the Niagara reservation commission; H. E. Gregory, representing the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, and Dr. John M. Clarke, state geologist of New York. Mr. Clinton R. Woodruff, acting secretary of the American Civic Association, re lnrorced the argument of Mr. McFarland against the diversion of an excess of water from the Niagara liver. Association's Circulars Contradicted. During his remarks Secretary Taft took occasion to criticise the circulars issued by the association. He took particular exception to the statement made in the circulars that the War Department Intended to divert from the Niagara river a volume of water equaling the outflow of the Potomac, Hudson and Delaware rivers at their mouths. He declared that that statement was not true and said the fact is that It is Intended to divert only about 6. 8 or 10 oont nf th? tntal vnhimA r?f tha VIomm river. "I do not think," said he, "that public opinion solicited on such arguments amounts to very much." Mr. McFarland. the author of the circulars, defended them by saying that his statement about the three rivers mentioned referred only to the fresh water outflow and not that affected by the tides. At this point a recess was taken until 2:90 h'aIaoIt TV?a o ftomnnn ASainn wom 4*. voted to hearing the argument* on the other side of the question. Cotton Wage Increase. ADAMS. Mass., November 2ft.?An increase of 5 per cent in the wages of the employes of the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Company was announced today. The new scale, which affects 2,500 employes and which will go into effect December 3, Is 5 per cent more than that paid in the Fall River mills, even after last week's Increase there. . Record in Mrs. Myers' Cut. Juxtlce Brewer in the Supreme Court of the United States today refused to allow the attorney* for Mrs. Agnes Myers, under sentence of death for murder in Missouri, more time in which to file a complete record in the case. The time as originally fixed will expire on Wednesday next. no -4?0MpM ?J IBS'. fl] 'JBHBKsM,I^HI ^Hd <pB^'>. ^^K3P(^^--^^_2!!2225?2h32S ^1 ^BJ'. I n Mi IwiTiWl 3 crnT no nx> a utt u rl XTTBDEBEK KEEPS 300 WORKMEN IDLE. Special Dispatch to The Star. \ LINTON, Ind., November 26.?Armed with a shotgun, Louis S..uley is barrl- ' caded In an abandoned wing of the Tower Hill mine here and Is defying arrest after having shot and fatallv Inin^ < ? _ ? u vuii~ nent merchant following a quarrel In a poker game. Shuley has the reputation of being a "bad man." A lire has been kindled at one of the entrances and an effort will be made to smoke the fugitive out. His victim, William Watson, is in the hospital with a part of his skull shot away. He cannot live. Shuley Is a miner who has been working at the Tower Hill mine. Saturday night was pay night and a crowd gathered at the saloon of Otis Davis at Midland, where a poker game was in progress. The game had not continued long until Shuley, who had had trouble with Watson before, got into an argument over a Jack pot, tout the affair seemed to have bees settled. Shuley soon went broke and dropped out of the game and left the room. He returned later, and, walking up stairs to WHUIO MI*; KMin3 *rw gviiic m, ujwnea xm door about three inches and emptied the (ontents of a double-barreled shot gun into hie victim. After the shooting Shuley went to the mine, declaring that he would never be taken alive. He is seventy-one years old and comes from a feudist family In Kentucky. Three hundred miners are unable to go to work in the Tower mine. It is feared Shulley will kill any one who enters. Guards are still stationed at the mouth of the mine and it Is hoped to starve Shuley into submission. F&OX QTJXRIirAX TO VATICAN. King (toorgv of Greece Will Visit the Pope Today. ROME. November 28.?After many contradictory report* It was Anally decided this morning that Kins George of Greece will visit the pope this afternoon. His majesty will first go to the British embassy, where his daughter, the Grand Duchess Mlchaelovitch of Russia, has been stopping, and together the king and the (rand duchess will drive to the Vatican. Ttlnar Ctaorre will Imva Ttn.lv ^iu?apmw embarking for Greece at Brindisi. This program was eventually carried out. The king, accompanied by his daughter, was driven to the Vatican in a private carriage and was received there with royal honoris by the members of the papal court. The pope welcomed the -oyal visitors In the throne room, Monsignor Delenda, archbishop of Athens, acting as interpreter. The audience, which was moat cordial, lasted half an hour. Bonnd Bride and Bobbed Her. NEW tORK, November 28.?Mrs. Nellie Vunaon. a bride of three months, was chloroformed and bound hand and foot in her home In Harlem early today by a burglar. The thief secured a small amount of money and some Jewelry and Had, leaving the woman belpleas. When Mrs. Hunson revived she managed to free an arm, and by beating on a wall, managed to attract people In a neighboring flat, who discovered her plight and released her. Later Joseph Wotosteln, who was acting suspiciously In the neighborhood, was arrested. A small dog, which was In the apartment, was also found chloroformed and bound. Chin MS Anti-Christian Btabif. HONGKONG. November *?Advices from Canton report a recrudescence of antl-mlslonary feeling at Lienchow, where some property has been ptllaxed. The American consul has asked the vice- I ray to enforce protection ot the missionaries ? ' and their property. '.r -j Ifcw SWL^ " |ll #\ ftP 1 [ HE PEESIDggT Uf PA1&MA. Resolutions at the Discharg^offhe 95th. SEATTLE, Wash*; Jfovember SB.?As & result of President Roosevelt's action In discharging colored scMlers of the 23th Infantry for riotous conduct at Brownsville, Texas, the negroes of Seattle yesterday passed resolutions condemning the course of those who were guilty, bet deploring the President's action in discharging the entire battalion without ascertaining who the guilty ones were. It <irw reaolred to petition Congress to exone*%,te those soldiers who did not participate In the riot, and restore them to the servl&Si^ ^. Philadelphia?* Ixjisrest. PHILA DELPIft A, 3^?v?rj>er 2ft.-t.ocal representatives of thalfesfaButlonal l eague will meet the New 1g>rJ*repr?B?itatlves when they pass thro?h%ere today and Journey with there te^Krabtygtan to see rreHiueni nooseveu in:sn|i|ii 01 me men of Companies B. O an# BE Afvthe 25th Infantry. whom he has o.-$$red to be dishonorably dismissed becauEe of their failure to tell what they are sttjmosed to know of the misconduct of thei||0aMows in the Brownsville riots. Th* PtirfpiJtlphlans are Dr. William A. Sinclair, th* president of the local league; former Representative George H. White and Dr. N. F. Kajgfaa Arrangements are being completed for a mass meeting to be held December 7 at the Academy of Music, at whieK-the following are expected to speak: Ogi. Henry E. Tremaln, Joseph Smith of Massachusetts and J. H. Manning of Alabama. A meeting was held yesterday afternoon In Wesley Zton Church, 15th Mid Lombard streets, at which addresse* Were made by negroes denouncing the PoMtQent's action and calling upon the colored men to see that their brothers get the President's own "square deal." Messrs. Sinclair, White, Mossell, the Rev. F. W. Fickland. P. E. Van Noy and W. F. Powell spoke. SAW WATXB SpOTJTa fi+Aomeltiv% VIAHHA HT . m?M Storm at Sea. f NEW YORK, November 18.?For four 4*9* LM Immigrant p?aw?ra on the Italian steamer Florida, wWk arrived today from Genoa and Naples, were kept below decks while the steamer pitched aai rolled la a gale which at times assumed almost the proportions of a hafrtcane. The Florida came through safely, however, and nose of her passengers suffered any permanent Injury. Captain Noera said that at times the steamer would appear to stand still and lucu wvuw viuiaic anu quiver until nc feared the engines would shake to- pieces. At other times the seas would heel the steamer over so far to leeward that the water otrae on board. On the night of November 34 four or five water spouts were (lighted, some of them very near the steamer. Captain Noera bad a narrow escape from being hurled into the sea while the storm was at its height He was making an ob- 1 servation when a sudden pitch of the steamer threw him the full length of the bridge. He escaped going Into the sea only by Inches. REVISING CTtnmrtT, ODDS. Piogre? of the Joint Oengreaaloxial Committee. The joint committee of rnminaa on revision of the bur* met today at tbe Capitol. The Joint committee haa ao far advanced In ita work that it la aaaured of finishing within a day or two the aaettoaa relating to me criminal code. This wttl he prepared in such a way that It vol be earr to see just what matter ta the nature of new legislation the commission has placed in Its work. The sections en the criminal oode will probably be Introduced in the Howe in the first few days of the coming session, and the House will be asked to permit night sessions In order that the work of disposing of the proposed revision may advance without regard to other matters that occupy Congress. Hp. -\4sPBBPff k" i '-K I HRHMMhubIb J'b'"** IB - V S T BIS. E I# CAN ADA MAT FORM AN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT. CHICAGO, November 26.?The United States government has been asked to furnish protection for a labor leader engaged In conducting a strike In another countrv. The appeal came yesterday from Frederick Fay, who )s leading the street car strike in Hamilton, Ontario. After the serious riots last Saturday night in Hamilton, In which many persons were injured, the Canadian authorities ordered Fay to leave the country at once. Fay declined to go and instead sent a telegram to Chicago asking for aid. The message was received by President William D. Mahon, head of the Street Carmen's Union In this country, who immediately sent the following reply: "Demand protection of United States consul at Hamilton and stay where you are." Mr. Mahon last night said efforts will be made today to have the matter taken up at WasUlngton and an International Question made of the situation, which Is without parallel, bo far as known. Mahon to Go North. It is said Fay will be Instructed to Insist on his rights as a citizen of the United States. The chief of police of Hamilton and Sheriff Mlddleton, It Is said, both have served notice on the strike leader tbat twenty-four hours will be given him to slip over the Canadian border into this country. If the order Is met with refusal the authorities threaten to throw Fay into jail. Mr. Mahon will leave tonight for Hamilton, and it is said thus will place himself practically In the same position as Fay, since he is the head of the street carmen's organisation. Before he leaves Chicago Mahon will confer with Samuel Gompera, Cssident of the American Federation of bor, respecting the International rights of a labor leader. NSW JERSEY'S TBIAL. Trip to Decide Merits Will Last I Twenty-Four Honrs. ' BOSTON, November 26.?The new batleahtp New Jersey which baa been stationed at the Charlestown navy yard for several weeks, passed out to sea today for a final engine trial off the New England coast. The trip will last twenty-four hours, and during that time the members of the board of inspection and survey from Washington, who are on the warship, wlM determine finally whether ber condition is such as to jicriuii vi uvi vuibuu awvcyvauco ujr uic government. The New Jersey, which already Is In commission, was constructed at the yards of "the Fore River Shtpbulld- In* Company at Quincy. CAUGHT ON HIS HOXEYMOON. Baltimore Kan Arrested for Theft of 9500. SAVANNAH, Qa., November 28.?Russell W. Tomklns, who reached Savannah today on me steamanip juiegnany rrom Baltimore, was arrested and charged with tue theft of $300 from A. J. Chewing & Co., real estate dealers of Richmond, Va. Tomkins was on hla honeymoon, having been married to Miss Ethel Stewart In Baltimore Friday last. Be admits taking the money and Is being held for the Richmond authorities. Caruso Granted AsdmL * NEW YORK, November 28.--Jud*e O'Sullivan, In the court of general tone, today signed en order granting * right to appeal from the decision of a. police magiatrate in the case of Enrico Caruso, the Italian opera singer who was found guilty in the municipal court of umoying women in the monkey house at Central Park and fined $10. DtSABMEDTHE BANDIT Nervy Conductor Interrupts a Train Hold-Up. LONE-HANDED ROAD AGENT Cowed Ail but One Hail With a Six Shooter. RAILROADED TO THE LOCK-UP Bobber Had Accumulated $2,000 in Money and Considerable Jewelry When He Was Stopped. KANSAS CITY. Mo., November 23.-One of the most unique and daring train robberies in the history of the southwest was committed 100 miles east of Kansas City early today. Between Slater and Armstrong, Mo., a distance of twenty-one miles, a masked man, single-handed, robbed twenty passengers in three cars of the fast eastbound combination Chicago and AltonChicago, Burlipgton and Qulncy passenger train. After half an hour's work he secured approximately 12,000, besides several watches and other pieces of Jewelry. The man was finally overpowered by E. B. Heywood, the train conductor, who knocked a raised revolver from the robber's hand and forced him to the car floor. The robber was bound, made to disgorge and four hours after the robbery was com mltted was placed In jail. The robber, who said his name was Trueheart and that he came from California, was recognized by the engineer as the same man who on November 9 last, in an exactly similar manner and at the same place on the road, went through the rear sleeper of an eastbound Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific overland limited, which on this division runs over the Alton tracks. Trueheart, #who- refused to give his full name or tell What town he came from, said that It was his brother who held up the Rock Island train. The train robbed this morning was No. 24, which left Kansas City at 9 o'clock Sunday night. From Kansas City to Mex ico, mo., me tram is run over tne Alton tracks. At Mexico It is cut in two, the Alton portion continuing to Chicago and ..the Burlington portion going to 8t. Louis, Passengers Were Docile. The ttatn reAefc&l Mater at mMnight and' ?b<n tt started out of that place five minutes later, Truehart boarded the smoking tat. His eyes were covered by a mask. Leveling a revolver at two passengers in the seat nearest the door, he ordered them to pass over their money and valuables and to do it quickly. The men complied, and when Truehart placed the stuff beneath hl? belt and proceeded to give his command in a loud voice to the man in the next seat forward, the car full of passengers was thoroughly aroused and ready to comply. When the robber had systematically robbed Ho nocoano-ora in thp smnkpr nf fhplr hf>. longings he passed to the door, keeping them covered. It was a twenty-five-minute run from Slater to Glasgow and he awaited the arrival at the latter place. As the train stopped at Glasgow he swung off and boarded the chair car as it rushed by a moment later. Through the chair car the robber's tactics In the smoker were repeated. Next, he entered a sleeper and began again his command to the luckless passengers to surrender their valuables. Conductor Heywood appeared upon the scene here and Truehart. with the command "Throw up your hands" pointed his revolver at the conductor's breast. Instead of complying, the conductor, quick as a flash, knocked the revolver from the robber's hand, threw himself upon the man and bore him to the car floor. The two men struggled fiercely while the passengers were instantly In a panic. Finally the dozen male passengers In the car came to the conductor's aid and the robber was pinned to the floor. Praised the Conductor. When Armstrong was reached at 12:50 a.in. a marshal boarded the train and Truehart was tied hand and foot and taken Into the station. He refused to talk, except to berate the passengers for cowardice and to declare that Heywood was the only nervy one among them. The money and Jewelry were taken from him and after more delay and confusion among the excited ! passengers the train continued. Truehart was taken to Glasgow on the next westbound train and at 3:S0 this morning, not quite four hours after he boarded the eastbound train at Slater, he was placed In Jail. Truehart talked freely, but would not speak definitely about himself more than that he came from California and that his brother had robbed the Rock Island train out of Slater on November 0 and escaped. Truehart appears to be thirty-two years old. He i* five feet Ave inches in height ana weigus auuui 100 pounas. his description tallies with that of the Rock Island robber an4-the engineer of last night's robbed train positively identified him as the same man. COX. GARRETT DROWNED. Swept Overboard From the Fish Commission Steamer Albatross. The Navy Department Is Informed that Lieut. Commander Leroy M. Garrett, U. 8. N., commanding the flsh commission steamer Albatross, was drowned last Wednasfinv by being swept overboard by a wave while hi* vessel was about BOO miles west of Honolulu. Lieutenant Commander Garrett was born In Piattsburg, N. Y., May 22, 18S7, and was appointed a cadet midshipman in the navy September 18, 1875; was promoted to midshipman from June 10, 18ol; to ensign (Junior grade) from March 3, 1883; to ensign from June 26, 1884; to lieutenant (Junior grade) from February 19, 1891; to lieutenant from May 21, 1896; and served on the Albatross from May 19, 1898, to April 7, 1898. During the Spanish-American war he served on the United' States steamship Armerla from Aprl> 15, 1888, to September 14, 1808. when he was detached and ordered to duty at the New York navy yard. Subsequent to the Spanish-American war he served on board the Indiana, Marblehead (as naviga1 tor). Iowa (as flag lieutenant), at navy yard In this city from March 28. 1901, to November 10, 1902. He was promoted to lieutenant oofumander. from September 28. 1901. From the Washington navy yard he want to the Maine as navigator in Novemjber, 1902, afterward serving on special duty in this from September 27, 1901, to October, 1904. He assumed command of the Albatross Octooer S, 1904, and was engaged oa that duty at the time of his death. i ; Weather.. Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow; warmer tonight. TRYING TO PROVE HOWJL DIED Medical Experts Testify in the Gillette Murder Case. EVIDENCE ABOUT A BLOW l)r. Douglas Declares That Injnriet Were Inflicted Before Death. 1 ______ SOME SYMPTOMS OF DROWNING On Cross-Examination the Witness Admits That Ther? tions of Death In Water. Special Dispatch to The Star. HERKIMER. N. Y.. November 25.?Ever since Chester Gillette has-been In the Herkimer jail a mysterious woman has been showing attention to him. Twice she haa been to see him, heavily veiled, and every day since she has sent him something through the mall. It Is believed that she la In town watching: the trial. The woman's apparent infatuation started when Gillette was first brought here from the North woods and his case became ft topic of discussion throughout the state. It started with a visit of a mysterious veiled woman about two weeks after Gillette was taken to the jail, and Its lateat manifestation was in the form of a ions, unsigned letter which the prisoner received yesterday, Inclosing a four-leaf clover. Many Women Interested. This la the most pronounced manlfesta tlon of the interest being shown Gillette by many women. Hts cell is full of flowers all the time, and women are constantly send* Ing him fruit and candy. There is a deal of Interest as to where Gliilette got the tennis racquet with which, the prosecution claims. he rained blows on Grace Brown'* head. Sheriff Richard testified that Gillette told him that he bought the racquet but few days before he left Cortland for ffl* Gillette's uncle and other witnesses testl* fled, however, that when Gillette left Cortland he was short of money. His uncle gave htm money to buy a mileage ticket, , and he told Sheriff Daniels after hla cav[ ture that he only had 9% when he left Cortlanif. A few days before his departure he MS'told his uncle that he did not' have $4 to send to hla father In Zlon City. These facts have given rise to the conjecture that possibly the tennia racquet came to GIHetf* as a gift from some rival of Grace Brown in Gillette's affection. Gillette passed a quiet Sunday. He has apparently become very religious. Before he left Cortland tancht <n flnn/iov ... uu?.uaj OV.UUU1 and was a constant attendant at church. Now his religious devotions have become more marked as his trial has progressed. Yesterday he read the Bible a greater part of the day. and it is said that every night before the lights are put out he reads verses of Scripture. Medical Testimony. The introduction of the evidence at the medical profession by the prosecution to prove that Grace Brown was not drowned, but met a violent death before her body was cast into Big Moose lake, was the feature of the testimony today at the continuation of Chester Gillette's trial for the girl's murder. The state's contention is that Grace Brown was murdered on shore, and that afterward her body was deposited in the lake and the boat turned adrift bottom upward. The prosecution will prove hv mMlrat i?TTi*ria It onlH girl's lungs contained no wuter, that her skull was fractured and that a blood clot had formed on the brain, facts which. If proved to the satisfaction of the Jury, must be held as Inconsistent with the theory of drowning. Gillette looked in betteer health thia morning when he entered the court room than during the last few days of his trial. His face had some color today and Its almost ghastly look had disappeared. mcwri Auinsuii, jw?iicu, ?<is iiic ursi witness. He testified that the boat which he had rented Gillette had a capacity of 900 to 1,000 pounds. It was 15 feet long, 3 4*et and & Inches wide and 3 feet 3V4 Inches deep around the curve from gunwale to bottom. The middle seat was I feet 10% Inches wide. Injuries Before Death. Dr. O. A. Doug-las of Little Falls, one of the physicians who performed the autoosy on Grace Brown's body, testified today that the injuries found on the body were inflicted before death. He testified that the tennis TArniiAt that O-illette burled and which the sheriff found was capable of producing the abrasions and other injuries found on the body. The condition of the girl's lungs did not indicate drowning," said Dr. Doiiglas. This latter statement was stricken out. The lips were swollen and the tip of the nose was enlarged and discolored. The left center upper tooth was overlapping the right center upper tooth. The left cheek bone was swollen. There were abrasions of the membrane of the lips. These injuries were inflicted before death, the witness said. The blood vessels of the head had been separated as If by blows. Dr. Douglas then described the head as he found it. There was a blood clot on th? * brain, but no fracture of the skull. "In your opinion what was the cause of death?" "1 should say that death resulted from shock or concussion resulting from blows Of mjunta IU UIO JJcau uuuiti twuu, or if immersion did occur while there was till Ufe the chances of restoration ware so few that immersion was unnecessary to produce death." Truncation* of Drowning. In hi* cros^examlnation of Pr. Douglas, w. lf<11? aanlnr r>Alin??l fnr fSlllptt* ? tloned the witness About any Indications the body of Grace Brown might have shown. The attorney first took up the subject of the girl's eyes. "You say there was much membrane la them?" asked Mr. Kills. "Isn't that an Indication of drowning usually V "It la" The witness also testified that the swelling of the Hps, the enlargement of the Up of the nose, and the light red coloring of Iha lnmrs vsra ivmntnin* r?f drAornln* Mr. Mill* then took up the question of the condition of the lungs as shown at the autopsy.