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formula designed to cover a speed In excess
of sixty-five miles an hour.
One of the jurors brought out the fact
that the same system of spiking Is being
used now as under the old formula of five
years ago. which was designed for steam
Jt?hn Ke?fe. general foreman of tracks,
'mik the stand next. He had taken charge
of a gang of laborers at the wreck and had i
- ? ? fc. _ ' 1 ... V. I Vi.i it MtMaH i
ltl? men rprewvc uir BII wmvu ? - -?
ile gave place to C. W. Eggleston. supervisor
of tracks. Mr. Kggieston said that
i tra> k walker always Inspected the tracks
laily. He sa'd he would produce the man
arho was first at the scene of the accident
<nd took charge of things.
Inspected the IVheel*.
Sp?ir?r <"ase, a division master car buikJt.
said he had Inspected the wheels of the
wo locomotive* before they left the yards
irior to the accident and found them an
right. After the accident he said he had
found tiie retaining ring on one of the
vheels of tlx- front locorsotive was off. '1TM!
staining ring. he explained, was a pleca of
netal used to reinforce the rim of the
wheel. The wheels of the second locomotive,
Mr. Case said, he bad found Intact.
He said that all the wheels of all the other
rairs were In perfect condition with the
exception of three and these did not vary
in eighth of an Inch. He found no defects
In any of the wheels, trucks, axles or
equipment of the cars that might have
ausM the accident.
Charles Klein, a car inspector, said he
iiad made an examination of the wrecked
ars after the catastrophe and found nothing
about them that would have caused the
Benjamin J. Buell, who had charge of
?ne of the wrecking outfits Saturday night.
was next cauea. tte nan mspecieu an me
wrecked cars and the locomotives, and had
ilso been unable to find any cause for the
Members of the state railroad commission
yesterday made an Independent investigalion
and Inspection of the scene of the
wreck preliminary to the opening of a
heariiiK before that body, which will begin
n the commission's offices, 1 Madison avenue.
at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Why Two Motors Were Used.
Yesterday afternoon the most important
witness before the coroner was Ira A.
McCormick. superintendent of the Harlem
division. His testimony related to the speed
>f the train and the weight of the two
nntars Xu nn nlfprnaHvo tn tho fhMtrv
ihat the la3t car was whipped off the track
!>y the centrifugal force of the train swinging
around the curve at too high a speed, it
iias been suggested that the rails spread
!)eneath the weight of the ^motors. In describing
the electric locomotives, Mr. McCormick
"Each locomotive is thirty-seven feet long
md weights ninety-six tons. They have
r'our driving wheels on each side and two
trailers. The old type of steam locomotive
Is from seventy to eighty feet long,
ind class one locomotives weigh 104 tons.
"No change was made In the track for the
installing of the electrical service, except
11-% chnn sr?. th*? cirhtv.nnnnH rails fnr nno.
sundred-pound rails. No change was made
n the t It of the trick at which this ac ident
occurred at that time. We have a
standard elevation for a track that curves
.vhich always is maintained. This elevation
aries with the sharpness of the curve, the
veight and speed of the trains, etc. Our
ngiueer reports that the curve where th:s
.incident occurred Is mathematically correct.
1'he curv?> is what is known as a three
legree curve."
Concerning the speed of the train Mr.
McC'ormick testified that it was going about
sixty miles an hour at the time of the acr*id*?nf
Sui>er:ntendent McCormick testified that
lhe motors were attached to the train
operated by the multiple unit system. Two,
he said, had been put on because each one
had missing contact shoes. One had none
on the left hand side, while the other had
none on the apposite side. Sometimes the
contact rail is on one side of the tracks and
sometimes on the other, which makes the
use of the two motors Imperative.
Statement of a Passenger.
The first witness. J. M. Haviland, Is a
traveling salesman, and said that his constant
rrflrpHnp haH nimTfrtoH him I.*
thought, to judge competently the speed of
trains. He sat on the left-hand side of the
train, facing the motor, playing whist with
three friends. He noticed nothing unusual,
lie said, until Bronx Park was reached.
"Then I noticed a sound as though something
had hit the car." he testified; "I also
noticed that we were going very rapidly^
' After the sound of something hitting the
ar thrre came a bump. This was after a
very short interval. I became exceed.ngly
nervous and apprehensive, and felt as
though something was going to happen.
"When the crash came we threw the
table on which we were playing cards into
the aisle and crouched on the floor, and
the train sped on. coming to a stop gradually.
There was no Jerk as of a sudden
"Flames shot up along the side of the
car. and some one yelled 'Fire!' X remained
in the aisle and was the last man
to leave the car. When I got outside the
motor seemed to be on the track."
Robert F. Balllett. eng-neer of maintenance
of way for the New York Central,
was called. Before he could be asked any
questions Coroner Schwannecke declared a
ecess and excused all the witnesses until
10 o'clock this morning.
New York Assemblymen Want Wreck
A I.BANT. N. Y., February 10?As a reult
of the accident on the Harleip division
>(| the New York Central railroad last
iafnrilav r?4ir>i r at Wfwwlla wn rp?n)utlnn?
*ere Introduced last night in the assembly
ilt-mamlinK a legislative Investigation of
:he cause. Assemblyman Wainwright of
Westchester had a resolution and he mantged
to get his read first.
Following this Assemblyman Sheridan,
#ho represents the thirty-lifth New York
issembly district, presented a similar resoution.
While Mr. Sheridan's resolution was
x?ing read Mr. Wainwright said:
"While the accident happened in the
^ntleman's district tile victims were residents
of my district."
Mr. Wainwright asked for a meeting of
tit; iiNMfinuty na>8 uiiu mt'iins I'ummiuev
t once to consider his resolution and report
it, so that the senate could get the
-solution at once. His request was not
granted. Both resolutions were referred
ii the ways and-means committee.
Held Responsible for New Tork
L Road wteck.
N'KW TORK. February 10.?Cornelius A.
iackxnn of Baycheatec, who was the towrman
at Uth avenue and KM street on
September 11, 19U&. When a S*th avenue eleated
train ran off the track at the curve
>nd one car fell to the street, killing twelve
,>ersona and Injuring twenty-tight, waa
onvicted yesterday of manslaughter in the
econd degree before Judge Poater In gen ral
sessions. A strong recommendation
or mercy accompanied the verdict of the
:ury. Jackson will be sentenced Thurs- 1
He waa tried on the specific charge of
auslng the death of Solomon Newgaas.
i'aul Kelley was the motorman of the
rain, which waa bound downtown during
lie rush hours of the morning.
The evidence on which Jackaon was convicted
went to show that on the morning
>f the wreck he had set the signals for a
roin wKi^h Wan tn lalro tKa aii mtr^. n
i (Mil RIUVH " ?v tanv vim VU? ?C auu 1 Ul?
l?*n ?th avenue after pamttnjf throu*.<
3d street. Then he left the tower, and
is a ttth avenue train came alone., which
jhould have taken the straight ffadf downown.
it hit the open switch and the forward
car plunged int?-fhe street.
Wants Marrlift Annulled.
J. Woodbury Curseen today asked the
District Supreme Court to annul his mirrtfcge
lo Ktsie Curseen. celebrated at AJexVidrla.
Va.. April 26, 190ft. Curaeen claims
that lie was under axe and that the marrixe
wm procured by fraud and dureaa.
Attorneya Hughe* * Gray appear (or the
Measure Carries an Appropria
tion of $104,137,540.23.
Prevision for Reconstructing East
Front of Trea*nrr.
For th? Court House in This City
f17,000 is Given?Numerous Items
of Local Interest Included.
The sundry civil appropriation bill was reported
to the House late this afternoon
from the committee oh appropriations by
Representative Tawney. The bill carries
Jl'H, U7.540.1S, being HO.SlO.!>7?..?2 less than
the regular and supplemental estimate.
One of the most interesting provisions In
mtr utn, irum h lucai i-uiiu i/i view, u ui=
item of $360,000 to provide for the reconstruction
In granite of the east front of the
United States treasury building. For the
completion of the boys' reform school <30.000
is ^>proprlated, and for an additional family
building. $35,000.
For the completion of the House office
building. $1,500,000 is appropriated; for the
congressional powtT plant and equipment.
$1.:?H>.?)00; for furnishing the House office
building. $5*00.000; for the National Museum
building, $1,250,000. and for the Agricultural
Department building. J250.0C0.
One of the items in the bill is designed
to provide for the Sunday opening ot the
Capitol which is so much desired by visitors
to the city. .
For Isthmian Canal.
ThiTc is incliwled In the hill the sum of
IS4.S70.000 for the isthmian canal, which is
reimbursed to the treasury out of the proceeds
of tilt? sale of bonds which were authorized
in the aggregate sum of $130,000,c0;)
for the construction of the canal. Deducting
this amount there remains a total of
The sundry civil bill for 1007 carried
.142.irrti.42. or lO.Tlir.^aClSl less than this
year's bill. The total appropriation for
the current fiscal year for sundry civil ex- |
pensi-s amounts to J111.1-HS..S.N4.t>>, or $7.000,344.42
more than is recommended in the
bill for next year, including the amount
for the canal. Compared with the appro- |
priat'.on for the current fiscal year the
amounts recommended in the accompanying
bill are in part, as follows:
For public buildings within their present
limit of cost. Including marine nospnai,
quarantine station, annual repairs, heating
apparatus, vaults, etc., $14 i">4,7i2.13, a reduction
of ^2.i:a>.C4b.07.
For the life-saving Service, $2,004,010, an
increase of J12S.1M50.
For revenue cutter service, current expenses.
S1.6t?.l?0. an increase of J130.000.
For engraving anil printing. $:i,l?.131. a
reduction of HT4?'Wrj.
Smithsonian Institution and allied adjuncts,
J4X1.0S0, a net increase of SJO.IMO.
Interstate commcrce commission. $778,245,
an increase of
The appropriation of J120.000 for transportation
of silver coin for tlie current year
is omitted.
For the expenses and collection of cus
??,,r ? > nnn <? r?n.
ommonded as a new item and additional to
the permanent appropriation of $5,500,000
for that purpose In 1908.
For the prevention of epidemics, the unexpended
balance is reappropriated, together
with tike additional sum of $200,000.
For collecting statistics concerning woman
and child labor 1150.090 is recommended
as a new item under the census office.
Completing Freedmen's Hospital.
Completing and furnishing the new Freedmen's
Hospital. $4o.SDH.
Geological survey, $870,020. a reduction of
$8T3,.'!00. including the omission of $150,000 J
for gauging streams. $100,000 for inveati- i
gation of structural materials and $?)0.0C0
for testing coal.
Government Hospital for the Insane,
$430,800. a reduction of $03,000.
Miscellaneous objects under the Interior J
Department. Including deaf and dumb institutions.
Howard University and National
Park. ?M2.23<>, an increase of $25,710.
Buildings and grounds in and around
Washington. D. C.'., $lSH.!)u0, an increase
of $26,300.
Under the Department of State as new
item there is recommended $13,800: for
United States courts in China, $3,000; for
Red Crosa conference, $1,000,000, to carry
out a convention with Mexico.
Court house. Washington, D. C., $17,000,
an increase of $12,000.
The unexpended balance of the fund
for enforcing the unti-trust laws is re- )
' - * * - wl?U V* A
appropriated ior iyv?, logeiucr mm ?.?v i
further additional sum of <250,000.
Public printing and binding', $5,323,000, I
a reduction of $l<H?.ooO.
Among the limitations in the bill are
the following: In connnection with the I
appropriation for inspectors to enforce
the act to promote the safety of employes
and travelers on railroads, it i?
provided that "said inspectors shall also
be rtqulred to make examinations of the
construction, adaptability, design and
condition of all mail cars used on any
railroad in the United States and make
report thereon."
Capitol Open Sundays.
The Capitol building shall hereafter be
open to visitors frorii # o'elock in the morning
until 4 o'clock in the afternoon on Sundays
and holidays.
Licenses may be granted for the erection
of boat houses along the banks of the tidal
reservoir on the Potomac river fronting
Pa* !* nn/Up rp^ulfttions to bp nre
scribed by the chief of engineers, and all
such licenses granted under this authority
shall be revocable without compensation by
the Secretary of War.
The officer in charge of public buildings
aad grounds is authorized to grant licenses
to erect temporary structures upon reservations
used as children's playgrounds.
The price that may be paid for concrete
or asphalt pavement in Washington is increased
from $1.65 to $1.85 a square yard.
The price that may be paid for sixty can- j
die-power street lamps la reduced from $23 |
a year to 120.85 a year, and the price for
om limna from S85 to 180 per lamp.
Pneumatic Tube Service.
The public printer is authorised to submit
to Congress at Its next session terms and
estimates of cost for a pneumatic or other
tube system of communication between the
government printing office and the Capitol,
olftce buildings of the Senate and House,
the executive dupartments and other government
establishments in Washington, the
report to indicate the relative cost of such
tube system, whether installed and owned
by the United States or otherwise. The
public printer is authorised to expend not
exceeding *12.000 for constructing a series
of Iron bridges, connecting the third, fourth,
litth, sixth dpd seventh floors of the government
prinKng office building.
No appropriation for the construction or
equipment of any executive or municipal
Imlldlnr in the District is to be expended |
for the production of electricity for light or
power unless such necessary current cannot
be obtained at a less cost.
Seeks to S?conr f10,000 Damages.
Mrs. Leatha Blaine today filed suit In
the District Supreme Court to recover $10.- |
000 damages from the Lohr Wrecking and
Construction Company. Pennsylvania. Rail- |
road CtAnpany and Philadelphia. Baltimore
and Washington Railroad Company, for
the death of her husband, which, she
cuarges. was cause<f by the negligence at
the defendants.
Mrs. Blaine tells the court she is admin
r tratrlx of her husband's estate, and that he
; was in the employ of the Lohr Company
In tearing down tho old Fifth Baptist
Church on D street, in South Washington,
for the railroad company. June 16 last, !
when, by ths allege* negligence in throwing
a wall of the building, her husband
was killed.
Attorney Leonard J. Msthor appears for !
the plaintiff.
SfriaX Dtapatcfc to Tte to.
OMAHA, .Xetx, February 19.?The most
intimate details of a turbulent married life
were brought out today at the continued
cross-examination of Mrs. Fannie Rice
Bassett In her divorce case. Scores of letters
she had written her husband, express-:
ing every gradation of love, passionate,maternal,
wifely, were read while the plaintiff
sat haughtily on the stand and glared
defiantly at her husband's counsel.
Neither Mr. Bassett or Mr. Fairchlld appeared
in court today to brave the curiosity
of a great crowd that occupied every Inch
of space. Once the court threatened to
clear the room when a general titter went
the rounds as an attorney by mistake addressed
Mrs. Bassett as Mrs. Hunt.
Mrs. Bassett identified all the letters that
were read. They were indited to her husband
in the years following marriage. One
ftill nf micViIntw ornrocalntlo nt InVP referred
to Bassett as "Curly head" and called h.m
the "dearest husband In all the world."
She eaid in it that she "would rather be
your wife than have for a husband a man
who will keep me in the greatest luxury."
The fact was brought out that Mrs. Bassett
had been an extravagant wife and had
once been compelled to pawn her jewels.
One of the letters showed that she had
borrowed money from Fairchilds. Th's
money Mrs. Baesett borrowed to pay a debt
of her own.
The Rev. E. Lawrence Hunt was a faith
ful friend according to Mrs. Bassett Once
when she wished to go to New York to
consult an attorney concerning her troubles
with her husband the minister came to Atlantic
City from Washington and cared
for her children until she returned. Bassett's
lawyers tried to force the wife to
admit that she had received the money
for her hospital expenses when her fifth
child was born from Mr. Hunt, but the
questions were ruled out by the court.
Discussing Place of Arbitration Between
Nicaragua and Honduras.
The presidents of Nicaragua and Honduras.
having already expressed their entire
willingness to submit to arbitration the
questions in dispute between the two governments,
it remains only to be determined
where the arbitration court will sit. Both
Nicaragua and Honduras have suggested
either Washington or the City of Mexicj,
and on behalf of the I'nited States Secretary
Root lias recommended the latter
place, while the president of Mex'co
strongly urges Washington. Through intermediaries
it is expected that within a
. enof the two Cen
ailUl l llllic IIIV ptvuauv..n.
tral American republics will be able to
reach a decision on that point.
Since the joint note of the I'nited States,
Mexico and the Central American governments
not parties to the present dispute,
both President Zelaya of Nicaragua and
President Honllla of Honduras have shown
a dispcsition to adjust their differences by
^ bitration. It was cfficially stated today
that all negotiations to that end are progressing
favorably, and that a war between
Nicaragua and Honduras is now out of the
Assistant Paymaster Sypher, Recently
Convicted by Court-Martial.
Assistant Paymaster YV. T. Sypher.
United States navy, has been dismissed
from the service on account of a charge of
???hn?rsii embezzlement. The case has been
before the Secretary for some time after
the accused had been tried by court-martial
at the Washington navy yard and found
guilty. The law Is mandatory In cases of
that kind, a. conviction requiring dismissal.
The amount alleged to have been embezzled
:s $1,300. Sypher put up a vigorous defense
and sought to prove that the moneys he
was unable to account for, but for which he
was responsible,' were lost through no negligence
of his.
Young Sypher is a son of the late J. Hale
S.vpher of I^oulslana, a member of the
House of Representatives during the reconstruction
period. He entered the Naval
Pay Corps in March, 10<M. and was attached
to the gunboat Don Juan de Austria when
he got into trouble.
Senator Dillingham Declares the People
Have Been Deceived.
Senator Dillingham of Vermont addressed
the Senate this afternoon in behalf
of Senator Smoot's right to a seat
in the Senate.
"After the clear, concise, frank and
free statement of the senator from Utah,
it would seem that nothing more was
necessary to be said." began Mr. DtUing>
ham. He then called attention to the
protest which had been filed and the
long and searching inquiry of the committee.
The cost of the inquiry to date,
o?i/l l?o/1 haan wnra thnn t'X*> OOO.
The result was that no criticism could
be made of Mr. Smoot's character, of
his constitutional qualifications or of his
election to the Senate.
Mr. IMllingham said that his personal
inquiry- of persons &igning petitions
against Senator Smoot invariably disclosed
the belief of those persons that
Senator* Smoot was a polygamist, which
was not true.
Analyzing the basis of the protests
ftcn 1 n*t Mr. Smoot. Mr. Dlllinarham said
the evidence showed that the original
protest originated with the ministerial
association in Utah, and that "the absolute
libel" as to Senator Smoot's marital
relations had been circulated in other
petitions. "And this," he said, "it the
way in which the good women of this
country have been deceived?and they
are good women, with loity ideals, lofty
purposes. loving everything that is good.
Many of these women have been deceived.
because. In my own experience,
I have never met one that has not believed
that Reed Smoot was a polygamic.
It is too bad. It is a crime against
I the nation to have such reports go out,
I to get the people of the country to be
lleve a libel against this man."
Mr. Dillingham closed with the statement
that he believed the American people wanted
the truth and would stand by those who
announced the truth. After a most careful
consideration of the testimony in the case
he was unable, *in consideration of his
oath as a senator, to vote otherwise than to
retain Reed Smoot in his seat.
Spccial Message to Congiess in Regard
to Them.
President Roosevelt today transmitted to
Congress a special message, in which h?
recommends legislation referring to the
Court of Claims the controversy between
the government and the Sac and Fox Indians.
The President placed his veto on
a bill affecting a settlement of this controversy
at the last session of Congress.
Report of the Alexandria Railway.
t>aaa(4 a# * Via Washinirirvn
X lit; aituuai * * |?#* ?. vi n?t w. u.^m?e?uii,
Alexandria and Mt. Vernon Railway Company
was today submitted to the 8enate.
The total number of passengers transported
from the District of Columbia was 1.012 780.
the receipts from the District being gto,l.*U>.U7.
The total payments were S9?! 512.01,
the payments for interest being $87,220.
German Murdered in Persia.
BERLIN, February 10.?The foreign
office here lias been notified by the Oer
man legation at Tebaran. Persia, of the
murder of a German subject named
Damnum and the wounding of two other
German* by robbers. The legation protested
to tire Persian government and
demanded the punishment of the guilty
men- Contrary to report, ho political
or other n'crvaniages fur Germany are being
urged An the Persian government.
Emperor WKam Made the BriKKant
Opening Address
Gorgeous Stage Setting in the White
Hall of Palace.
Ambassador and Mrs. Tower Among
the Guests Present at the
Gorgeous Show.
BERLIN, February 19.?Emperor William
opened the new relchstag today amid a
gorgeous stage setting In the great white
hall of the palace, identified for centuries
with great events of the hoase of Hohenzollern.
Members of the reichstag, in uniform
or evening dress, assembled on the
floor of the hall, but there was not a socialist
among them, for, being anti-monarchists
and reoublicans, they refused to
countenance the sovereign in any form.
The empress, attended by the Crown Princess
Cecelia and numerous princesses of
the German ruling housed, occupied a great
box at one end of the hall, while from another
box, adjoining the imperial loge, the
diplomatic corps surveyed the scene.
Among those in the latter box were Ambassador
and Mrs. Tower and Prof, and
Mrs. Burgess.
"Be Not Afraid."
The emperor attended divine service In
the private chapel of the palace at H>:',0
and listened to a sermon by Court Preacher
Fnber, who took as his text the words of
the prophet Isaiah, "Be Not Afraid." After
this the? emperor waited in the picture
gallery adjoining the white hall until the
ministers of state, generals, admirals and
all the great officers of state ha3 grouped
themselves on the right cf the throne,
while on the left were the members of the
federal council, representing ail the states
of the empire, the imperial chancellor.
Prince von Buelow, standing a pace in advance
of this body.
Imposing Pageant.
The impprial procession entered from the
picture gallery, headed by a detachment of
the palace guards. Then came two heralds,
their tabards adorned with the imperial
eagle and wearing enormously wide plumed
hats. They were followed in order by the
chief of the general staff. Gen. Von Moltke,
with the imperial seal; Minister of War Von
Kinem with the unsheathed sword of state;
Gen. Adjutant Von Lindequist with the
govden orb. c-atled in Germany the "im
>..? > -" l."i .1.1 Un_etw.l Pntin? Vnn
JJtfI~ii.il* aj^'jjlt: , X* 1C1U iiiai ouat v/wu??i * v>.
Haeseler with the scepter: Field Marshal
Von Hahnke with the imperial crown, and
Gens. Von Kessel. J-owenfeld and Hoepfner.
carrying aloft the imperial standard. Then
came the emperor in the uniform of the
Garde du Corps, with the insignia of a
field marshal, his golden helmet surmounted
by a silver eagle with widespread wings,
t&ppeil by a small golden crown. Across
his cuirass the emperor wore the broad
orange ribbon of the Order of the Black
Ea^le and In his right hand he carried a
Held marshal's baton.
Members All Cheer.
The members of the reiehstag cheered
as the emperor and empress entered the
hall, the cheering being proposed by the
senior member of the house, Herr Lender,
who Is scventy-sevftij years old.
Following his majesty was the crown,
nr-inve KYivterlok William, the other Impe
rial prince and the princess of the sovereign
houses of Germany forming a group on the
emperor's right as he took up his position
on the lowest step of the throne. The imperial
chancellor then advanced, handed
his majesty the speech from the throne, and
he, holding It in his gauntleted hand and
with his helmet on his head, read the
speech in a clear, lood voice.
The Emperor's Speecu.
Emperor William opened the new reichstag,
reading the speech from the throne
in a clear, loud voice, with considerable
elocutionary effect. Referring to the foreign
relations of Germany and to international
peace he said:
"The general political situation entitles us
to the assurance that peace will continue
to be preserved. My government maintains
with our allies our old, heartfelt relations,
and with the other powers good and correct
"The treaty with Denmark, signed January
2, which was designed to remove disturbing
differences by regulating the status
of fhlldr??n in choosing: their nationality.
will, I am sure, strengthen the friendly'relations
with our northern neighbor."
In regard to the approaching conference
at The Hague, the emperor said: 1
"Following the suggestion of the United
States and the proposals of Russia, I have
accepted an invitation to the second peace
conference at The Hague, which, in view j
of the results of the first Hague conference,
will be qualified to develop further the laws
among cations for the good of humanity !
and of peace."
Recent Elections.
Alluding to the results of the recent elec- |
?!s\rta *n * hn vailvhatftP said' !
"The German people were called upon to
decide a difference of opinion between the
federated governments and the former reichstag,
and demo narrated their resolve to
safeguard the honor and property of the
nation by putting aside all narrow, party
spirit. The strong national feeling that
united our citizens, peasants and laborers,
will effectively protect the fatherland In
the future. Just as I am willing to observe
conscientiously all my constitutional
rights and privileges, so am I confident
that the new relchstag, composed of Intelligent
men ready to act, will acknowledge
that Its highest duty Is to preserve and
strengthen our position among civilized
Supplementary Budget.
Continuing, the speech announced the approaching
introduction of various government
measures in parliament, among them
being the supplementary budget for the
expense In German Southwest Africa,
upon which the reichsta* was reaotred. and
measures providing for the construction of
the projected railroad from Hetmanskop
to Kubub. the development of other lines
of communication with and in the colonies,
the establishment of a colonial ministry,
and the indemnification of the farmers of
German 8outhwest Africa who sustained
losses as a result of the rebellion In that
colony. The emperor said he hoped a considerable
reduction of the number of troops
.in German Southwest Africa would soon be
possible, as there were only a few rebels
in the field.
For Germany's Welfare.
Referring again to the elections, his
majesty atated that the healthy spirit
in town and country had asserted Itself
and had checked the socialistic movement
subversive of the state and society.
It waa the purpose of the federated
Rovernments to continue the social
work in the spirit that had animated
his majesty's illustrious grandfather.
"And now. gentlemen." aaid the emperor
in conclusion, 'tear the national
sentiment and readiness to act which
created this relchstag, n*?e its labors to
the welfare of Germany."
As the emperor ceased speaking and
stepped down from the dais the oldest
j member of the relchstag. following the
I custom, proposed three cheers for his
' majesty, which were still sounding as
. f ha SmnAPAP lA(t thfl hulL
. .
Agricultural Bill in Senate.
The agricultural appropriation bill was
taken up by thtf Senate today immediately
after the conclusion of tyM da bate on the
brooot case.
Dsrtrrr frops&tt clerk sucCKEDXD
*T w. B. O'NEILL.
J. A. XcDmmB, deputy property clerk at I
the District, has tendered hia resignation, to
utile rurei jnaicu ? next, giving Hi) me reason
for his action that he is to accept a
position as secretary and treasurer of the
Orm of J. C. McDonnell * Co. of Ooldfletd.
Nev., who have extensive mining Interests
and who arc likewise at the head of a hotel
system in the Sage Brush state.
McDannell's resignation was handed to the
Commissioners yesterday. It was accepted
with regret. The Commissioners at once
named W. H. O'Neill, who has been a cleric
In the property clerk's office for a number
of years, to succeed McDannell. J.W. Wtmer.
a clerk ta the office of the engineer of highways,
was named to succeed O'Neill, these
promotions being made upon the recommendation
of M. C. Hargrove, property
McDannell has been In the District servlte
for nine years. He is classed as an expert
railroad accountant and has occupied a
, number of positions of trust and responsibility
In the accounting departments of railroad
lines in the south. He came to Washington
in 1802 as an employe of the Richmond-Danville
Railroad Company, now the
Southern, but resigned to accept a clerical
position with the District, where he has
since remained, and during which time his
services and ability have been rewarded by
promotions until he reached that of deputy
property clerk, which pays $1,000 a year.
W. H. O'Neill, who is promoted to succeed
McDanneli. Is a native of the District.
He began his business career with the firm
of T. M. Hanson & Co., fire insurance
agents, in 1887, having charge of their local
business for several years prior to I8I?2.
An iiiuic, xovt, ne euiercu iuc ockivc v?. m?v
District government as private secretary to
Commissioner Wight. At the conclusion of
the latter's term O'Neill was assigned to
the auditor's office, and later transferred
to the property clerk's ofllce. wherq he has
since remained. His promotion means an
increase in pay of $100 a year.
McDannell Is one of three sons. Twentyfive
years ago the three brothers?Humes,
Joseph and Casey?left their home In Alabama
and drifted to different sections of
ttie country to hew out individual fortunes.
Casey aacuanneii weni west snu jusrpu
and Humes came north, the former settling
in Washington, as has been stated.
It was not until at a dinner given last winter
In Washington by Senator Nixon of Nevada
that Joseph came face to face with
his brother Casey, after the separation of a
quarter of a century. The occasion was
what Is known as a "surprise party."
Neither of the brothers knew that the other
was to be on hand. When they met they
stared at each other, then recognized, and
then, in the most approved fashion, each
clasped the other in his arms.
Consideration of the Measure Be nmnri
hv the House.
The House today in committee of the I
whole resumed consideration of the post
office appropriation bill.
During the general debate Representative
Bennet of New York took occasion to say
that In view of criticisms heaped upon the
post office and post roads committee of the
House by certain New York newspapers it
was a wonder to him that the city of New
York received anything near the generous
treatment accorded it.
He discussed the question of increased pay
for letter carriers and said when examinations
were to be held for such carriers, as
a legislative member of the flfty-nlnth assembly
district he received notification from
the chairman of the republican city committee.
Mr. Herbert Parsons, who requested
that everybody who so desired be sent up
for the examination.
Notice of Examinations.
A question was raised by Mr. Goldfojrle
of New York whether all the political organizations
In New York were informed of
the coming examinations.
Mr. Bennet replied that Tammany Hall
knew of them its well as the republican ?r
Mr. Goulden of New York replied that he
had found a woeful lack of Information on
the part of democrats as to when appointments
were to be made.
Mr. Bennet in continuing his discussion
of the increased pay for letter carriers,
raised the point that no general raise is
really contemplated, because while the
salaries of high-grade men are increased
those of the low-grade men are reduced.
Mr. Padgett Serves Notice.
Representative Padgett of Tennessee became
emphatic in criticism oi the manner
in which legislation is accomplished and the
treatment accorded the business of the committee
on war claims. He said claims reported
from this committee were sidetracked
and smothered. Under the rules
one Friday In each month is set apart for
the consideration of war claims, but Mr.
i-adgett said they were systematically
crowded out, either by a rule from the committee
on rules or by motion in the House.
He served notice on the House that if war
claims were not treated with the same courtesy
accorded other matters that "Jordan
will be a rocky road to travel In the next
House" and he would see to it that legislation
was enacted according to rule.
Conferees Will Meet at 10 O'clock To*
The conferees on the District appropriation
bill will meet at 10 o'clock tomorrow.
The Senate conferees are Senators Gallinger,
Warren and Tillman. The House
conferees are Representatives Gillette of
Massachusetts, Gardner of Michigan and
Burleson of Texas.
They Regard the Exclusion Bill Not
With Approval.
TOKIO, February 19.?The official text of
President Roosevelt's amendment of the exclusion
bill has been published.
As expected it has created the strongest
dissatisfaction among the interested parties,
although tlie movements of procedure
hoyc nut j ci aoauuicu a ucuikvc oiiapc.
The Japanese residents of the Hawaiian
Islands have telegraphed President Roosevelt
and the Hawaiian representatives in
the House indicating the seriousness of the
injury which will be caused to their rights
and interests by this legislation. The leaders
of opinion here are aware, however,
that under the circumstances the only alternative
is to calmly resign themselves to
the situation, hoping that the government
can arrange with the American authorities
to reduce the sacrifice in the interest of
Japanese emigrants to a minimum.
They regret the new law lest the San
Francisco people, glorying hj their success,
should assume an overbearing attitude.
News of this kind would only tend to injure
Japanese susceptibilities, which President
Roosevelt has been specially careful
to avoid. Sheepish submission under oppression
Is something that the Japanese
cannot entertain.
Funeral Services Over Remain* of
Erancia J. Carmody.
The funeral of the late Francis J. Carmody
occurred at 2 o'clock this afternoon
from the home of his parents, Mr. aad Mrs.
John P. Carmody, Delaware avenue. The
Interment was In Rode Creek cemetery.
The pallbearers, several of whom acted as
Ushers at the marriage of Mr. C^nxxly to
Miss Margaret Louise Snow, stepdaughter
of Senator Piatt of Mew York, ^fourteen
tnonthi ago, were: Capt. Chartes D. P.
Chandler, T. M. Quartos, I. O. Costlgan,
Richard Curtain, John E. Fenwick and
John E. Monk.
Application for Lltoor License.
The application of Motes Kaon., tor a
wholesale liquor license at SOS 4% stteet
I southwest was the subject of a hearing
I before the District excise board today.
1 lue application was refused.
Two Cases of Senatorial Cour< ?
tesy Instanced.
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W. C. T. U. ?f Pittoburf Down mi
Representative Hinsh&w Thinks There
is Too Much Business to
OiT? It a Show.
Two remarkable Instances of senatorial
courtesy and how It clashes with President
Roosevelt are found In the action of the
Senate in the nominations of ?v. C. Bristol
to be United States attorney in Oregon and
James D. Elliott to be United States attorney
In South Dakota. In the case of Mr.
Elliott the courtesy of the Senate is 90 far
shown in favor of on* senator against another.
The nomination of Bristol is being held up
by the Senate judiciary committee, and is
likely to remain that way. Senator Fulton
of Oregon was opposed to the nomination of
Dftatitl II- If t ?n?wl n?ll aft*
ah uiui. nr iuugui iv, iuviii cuiu uau. ?i
one time, and a year ago he thought he had
it beaten. He privately stated that the
President had promised him to appoint another
man. Letter the President had a talk
with Francis J. Heney, who had prosecuted
the late Senator Mitchell. Heney said a
good many unpleasant things about Fulton,
and finally Bristol was nominated on the
plea that he was a man of unimpeachable
honesty and ability, and would handle the
remaining land fraud cases as the government
The nomination encountered tfie unalterable
opposition of Fulton, and, despite
the influence of the President and
those senators who stand with him in
favor of Bristol's confirmation, the nom;
ination will probably not be put through.
The Senate judiciary committee deferred
to Senator Fulton, and it is doubtful If
Bristol will ever be confirmed, although
a somewhat tentative understanding has
been reached that he shall be allowed
to complete pending land cases. But
for this understanding Bristol would
have been rejected outright by the Judiciary
committee. The President, it is
stated, proposes to stand by Bristol. He
will appoint him at the close of the session
of Congress and send his name to
the Senate at the beginning of the next
Congress, continuing this policy until
some definite action is taken by the
The adverse report on the nomination of
Elliott is due to the Influence of Senator
Kittredge, who is a member of the Senate
judiciary committee, and is a blow to Senator
Gamble of the same state. There is the
bitterest sort of feeling between Gamble
and Klttredge. The latter, with a powerful
machine, undertook to defeat Gamble for
another term, but did not succeed. Gam
ble's campaign manager was Elliott, who
had been United States attorney for four
years and who temporarily resigned to conduct
the senatorial tight for Gamble. After
Gamble had won Elliott was again named
for the district attorneyship by the President,
who had apparently sympathized with
Gamble In his tight, so much so that Senator
Kittredge practically tabooed the White
House. Prior to the Elliott appointment
Senator Kittredge had oppoaed some of the
President's plans on the Panama canal.
Senator Kittredge is said to have convinced
the judiciary committee that it is highly Improper
for a United States attorney to take
part, even If out of office a few months. In
a bitter factional fight. He also presented
personal reasons for desiring to see the
Domination turned down. Gamble believes
he can put the nomination through the Senate
l.i spite of the adverse report.
Preaident Compliments Knox.
It is admitted at the White House that
President Roosevelt wrote a personal let
ter to Senator Knox of Pennsylvania, congratulating
him on his speech against unseating
Senator Snioot of Utah, but the
content* of the letter will not be made
public. The publication in Pittsburg of the
fact of the President's commendation of
Senator Knox's speech has aroused a
storm of criticism of the President in the
ranks of the W. C. T. U. and other organizations
that have been fighting Senator
Smoot. Women of these organizations
have threatened the political extermination
of Senator Knox, and now link the President
In the same class.
The President a few days ago Incurred
the hostility of the same organisations by
approving the efforts of Washington women
to organize clubs to bring about the restoration
to the United States army of the
canteen. Much criticism of the President
has been indulged In on this score, and the
fact that he has again gone contrary to
the wishes of the organisations In the
Smoot case is sure to result in anotfier
deluge of hot talk.
Is Ship Subsidy Doomed P
Speaker Cannon and Representative Watson
were with the President some time today.
Republican members of the House
generally understood that Speaker Cannon
refnses to let the ship subsidy measure
come before the House until appropriation
bills are out of the way. Some of those opposing
ship subsidy believe this settles that
bill at this session, as there Is entirely too
much other business to give it a chance to
be put through. This is the opinion of Representative
Hinshaw of Nebraska, who
called at the White House today. Mr. Hlna
Via or hplipvoq it is p*trpmo!v HnuKtfnl I*
the bill could pass even if allowed to come
to a vote.
Senator Galllnger, who is the recognized
hip subsidy champion in the Senate, conferred
wiib the President this morning.
Senators Allison and Dolllver had a conference
this morning about the long-existing
dispute among the Tama Indians as to
the division of certain lands and moneys
belonging to the Sacs and Fox Indians, of
which the Tamas are a branch. Some of
the members of the Tama tribe live in
Iowa, while others live in Nebraska. The
two squads have fought for years as to a
division of their riches. The President has
agreed to send a message to Congress recommending
that the dispute be referred to
thp cnnrt nf rlnlms for settlement
Watson Hakes Explanation.
Frank H. Watson, United States district
attorney of the eastern district of Michigan.
has made an explanation to the President
of his course in the recent trial of a
person in that district for sending alleged
obscene matter through the mails. The
sentence imposed by the court was, in the
opinion of the President, rather lenient,
and during a visit to the city last week he
took Mr. Watson to task about the matter,
thinking he had not been vigilant enough
in his prosecution. Mr. Watson's explanation
of his action in the case was satisfactory
to the President, and he asked
Senator William Alden Smith, who talked
about the case with Mr. Roosevelt this
morning, to telegraph Mr. Watson to that
The President has appointed the following
as principals and alternates to the Naval
Academy for 1907:
Principals?Sherwood Picking, son of late
Admiral Picking; Oscar Charles Badger, son
of Commander Badger; Whitley Perkins,
son of Major C. M. Perkins. U. & M. C.;
James Carroll Byrnes, son of Surgeon J. C.
Byrnes; Frank Messenger, son of F. C.
Messenger, chief gunner, U. S. N.
Alternates?Edward Randolph Eberle, son
of Lieutenant Commander Eberle, c. 8. N.;
Stephen Htllott, son of Captain Charles P.
Elliott. 0. ft A., retired; James Hampton
Little, son of Commander Little; Charles IX
Davis, son of Lieutenant Commander G. T.
Davis; Gawtra inetcner Dickinson, son or
HtOtMl Director Dickinson, V. 8. If.:'
Charles O. Ellicott, son of Lieutenant Commander
John M. Ellicott; Jehu Versyth
Meigs. son of Lieutenant Commander Meigs;
William Xsrioa Harmon, son of the late
Eugene Haroloa, O. 8. M.; Francis Sander
don Craven, son of Lieutenant Commar
Craven. 17. S. K.: Robert War* Gait. sou of
Pmy Director Wm. \V. Oall. U. 8. N.
Cuaot Irad the Hartford.
The President has Informed New Yorkers
interested Id having the old naval ship
- ? n - - - ??*?
a?. nviu Drill tiirir UK a 11 ti 111111K vrSHt'l
for the New York nautical school la place
of the St. Mary's that he will be unable
to comply with their requeat. The transfer
was opposed by Admiral Dewey and others.
The gunboat* York town and Vlcksburg.
both more modem than the Hartford, are
said to be available If the school authorities
desire either of them.
The State Department has been Informed
by a cablegram from the I'nlted Stated
consul at Port of Spain. Trinidad, of the
complete extirpation of tbe la at attempt at
rebelBoa In Venezuela. The nr?i is couUUned
In the following dispatch:
"Oeneral Antonfo Parses, with seventeen
Others, were shot after being captured by
government troops near Haranras In the
state of Bermudei about tbe 13th instant."
Paredes landed on the coast of Venesuela
from one of the West Indian islands about
two week* ago. His party constated <tf
A h/kllt ntv mon K?t* l? *'?*
? v WV?| wuk >L nu auiiuu IIIHI
h? had ample funds and was soon to receive
a large supply of weapons with which to
arm the natives whom he expected to Hook
to his banner.
Barancaa Is in eastern Venezuela and the
State of Bermudei contains the famous
asphalt lakes the ownership of which has
Involved the I'nlted 8tates and Venezuela
in a long-standing controversy. It ts supposed
that Faredea, following the example
of other revolutionary leaders In Hie past,
intended to lery tribute upon the managers
of the asphalt companies to furnish supplies
for the revolutionists.
Second Annual Convention to Be Held
Beginning the 82d.
The delegates to the second annual convention
of the Navy League of the t'nlted
States are beginning to assemble in tills
city. The convention is to be held at tho
New Willard, beginning the morning of the
22d. At 'i.'M In the afternoon of the 22d
the delegates will be received at the Whlto
House by the President, and at 4 o'clock
they are to attend a reception given to them
U.. ?f_ 1 ??? ? ?- ? *
u; i?i. aim jvirs. j arm's *\ . fincnot, 1??15
Rhode Island avenue.
At this reception Gen. Horace Porter, exambassador
to France, will make a short
address, and Immediately afterward a
Washington section of the league will be
organised, with Commlsiinncr Vlarfarland
as chairman. The nnnual banquet of the
league will be held at the New Willard the
evening of the &!d, and will be quite a
large affair, with many prominent officials
anil residents present.
The Navy League Is growing In strength
and Influence day by day. It lias nearly a
hundred nourishing sections throughout the
lTnited States and abroad. It is purely a
patriotic society, organized to awaken and
keep alive public attention to the need of
an efficient navy as a guaranty of permanent
peace and national security.
lev York Post Office.
Postmaster Wlllcox of New York was in
Washington today to urgn favorable action
by Congress on the Mil providing a new
post office building for New York city. Ho
also called on the President.
The Post Office Department has allotted
an additional seventeen carriers for the
Bronx district.
Funeral of Charles A. Bradford.
Th* funeral of Chaa. A. Bradford will
| take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
from the family residence, 210 4th street
southeast The services will be <?ondunle4
by the Masons and burial win be made at
Congressional cemetery. Mr. Bradford was
a member of Naval Lodge, No. 4. F. A. A.
M.; Naval Chapter, R. A. M., and Orient
i Comma ndery, K. T.
He Is survived by his wife, who was Mrs.
R. B. Betts of Washing-ton. and three sons,
T. A. Bradford. U E. Bradford and K. D.
Bradford, and a stepson. George H. Betts.
Death Was Unexpected.
Albert Dawson, thirty-five years of aee.
who resided at 11V4 L street, became III
while In Sullivan's saloon, 1010 1st street
northeast, about noon today. He was removed
to the Homeopathic Hospital, where
he died about 1 o'clock. The police were
notified and the body was removed to the
morgue. An investigation will be made by
JL'oroner Nevitt this afternoon to determine
'the cause of death.
Southern Immigrant Stations.
The House committee on naturalization
and immigration decided today to make
favorable report on bills providing an appropriation
of $70,000 each for Immigrant
stations at New Orleans, Galveston and
Charleston, S. C.
Church Destroyed by Fire.
It Is reported that the Sitka Baptist
Church, of which Rev. George McGoines Is
pastor, in Montgomery county, Md., was
destroyed by fire last Sunday night. The
origin of the Ore is unknown. The damage
amounted to about 11.500.
Desires to Change Name.
Solomon Kine today, by Attorneys Birney
& Woodward and George E. Tralles, applied
to the District Supreme Court for permission
to change his name to Saul Kine. Mr.
Kine says hlfc friends all know and call him
Saul Kine, and he desires to have that name
Thrown From a Horse.
Joseph Bartley, eleven years of age. residing
on Spring street. Anacostia, was
thrown from a horse while riding ulnno- fh?
Morria road yesterday afternoon and rendered
unconscious. Friends of the injured
boy removed him to the home of his parents.
A physician found that the boy had
received an Injury to his head, but the patient
recovered consciousness In a short
while and the physicians assured his
parents that he would soon recover.
Use of Niagara's Waters.
The House committee onj rlrers and harbors
decided today to take no action at tbla
session on the Alexander bill permitting
the Lower Niagara River Power and Water
Supply Company to take 40 000 cubic
feet of water per second from the Niagara
river. Gen. Francis M. Green appeared before
the committee in support of the measure.
but Chairman Burton and a majority
of the -committee decided that the bill was
too important to be acted on hastily.
Shooting Affair Near Leesbnrg.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
LEESBURG. Va.. February 19. TD07
Excitement was created in Leetburg yesterday
afternoon when Dr. W. C. Orr, coroner
of Loudoun county, received a telephone
message summoning him to hold an
inquest over the body of a colored man,
*-1 ? 1u(n<* n* flta eAk/utl hnnon at
WU1V1I WM 1/iiie av wi? Bvuvwi ?>wu*\ ??
Clark's Gap. Dr. Orr, accompanied by
Messrs. John O. White and William R.
fiorris, hastened to the spot. It was found
that tbe nan was not dead, but had six
buckshot lodged In his face and that the
sight of one ere was destroyed. He was
brought to Leeitourr. Mr. K. W. Licr of
Clark's Gap stated that the colored man,
whose name is Carl Coatea of Hamilton,
In mmnanv with a valid* white man
drove up to his house Sunday afternoon.
When Mr*. Ucjr went to the door to Inquire
what they wanted Coatea applied Improper
epithets to her. Mr. Lacy, overhearing the
remark*. a??*arr<. Coatea, It la charged,
not only cursed Mr. Lacy, but grabbru a
whip from a buggy In a very threatening
manaer. Lacy snatched a shotgun froan behind
the door and flrod. The latter got In
his "ht

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