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WT7E SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. iin**OfBe?.llth Strwr x?o Pena^lvanja Avera?. Tj? Evwing Star Newspaper Company. THEODOKI * N0YK8 Present Hew York Office: Tribtine Building. Chicago OlHre: fint National Bank Buildiny. Thr? Kvonlnir Star. with the J*tmday tnorr.ine ?<ii * ? d I rrlers, no tbflr own a conrt^ Wtthii tbf Itj at 50 ? nt per montb; without tb# da; morniog edition at 44 cents per mor.tfc. fly mall, rostnse prepaid: T>s!!y. Sunda: Included. one iririi:th. 60 rents, I? i v Sunlny exrejifwl, one iin>ntb, 50 reala. Bmm -la} Star, ore rear. $1.00. ?uutiajr i:iar, one year, $1.60. N o. 17.148. WASHINGTON, D. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 1907-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. Weather. Fair and cooler tonight; to morrow fair. Investigating Committee Home From a Beautiful Trip. SPENT DELIGHTFUL SUMMER Tock in Italy and the Alps and Saw the Glaciers. TOIHRING THE NETHERLANDS Spent Much Time in the South of France?Got Some In formation. N??\V TOUK. September 8.?After a sev eral months' tour of inquiry into the immi gration situation abroad, which carried them through England and continental Eu rope. tlie members of the subcommittee of the United States immigration commission, with Senator \\ illiam 1' Dillingham of V. rmont as chairman, arrived here today on board the White Star steamer Cedrlc. Sum" of the members of the commission are still in Europe completing their investiga tion". The members of the committee re turning today were Senator Dillingham, Senator Latimer of S >utli Carolina, Repre P' ntat v s Howell of New Jersey. Burnett of Alabama and S cretary Morton E. Crane. The members have obtained much data, which they b?lieve will aid in solving many of the immigration problems now confronting the Inlted States The whole c immittee will meet lattr ami prepare a repnit ami recommendations, winch will be submitted to Congress. S nator Dillingham made the following st-it-ment today on the investigation o^im migr.it'on conditions abroad: "Tin subc >mmittee has visited every European country from which we receive any considerable number of immigrants, and has studied the more important phases of the question in each Italy was the first country visited, and aft"i pursuing inves t g:*tions in the southern provinces the sub committee was dividd. Senator Latimer and K- pr. > ntativ s Howell and Burnett t.'ok charge of the investigation in north ern Italy. Switzerland. Franc?, Germany, the Netherlands. Belgium, Scotland and Ire!.,n?l. Rnprcs-r-ntative B.-nnott proceeded to Oteece. Turkey, Syria, Asia Minor, Pal estine and Roumar.ia. while Comm '-sioncr Wheeler and myself gave attention to the work In Austria-Hungary. Russia and England. Senator Latimer, Mr. Howell and Mr. Bennett also visited various Rus sian points, and Comnrssioner Wheeler spent some time in Sweden and Denmark. Mr. Wheeler is now in England, engaged in some special features of the work there and on the continent. May Make Recommendaticns. "In conducting their investigations abroad the commissioners gave special attention to the methods employed by the transportation companies in han .ling emigr:?its, the effect of the I nited States immigration laws upon European emigration, and the attitude of the various countries toward the departure of their subjects to other lands. The ques tion of preventing the coming of criminal classes Into the United States has been a chief subject of lovestigation by the sub committee, and it is probable that important recommendat ons on this matter will be made to Congress. " I he subject of emigration is a para mount one In most of the countries we have visited, and in mo.-t of them th ? attitude toward t m-gration is not favorable. The constant and long continued drain upon the rural population. frum which class the great majority of em grants come, and the general prosperity which now prevails have produced a scarcity of farm labor, and it is claimed the agricultural industry is suffer ing in consequence. Became of this scarcity ?.f labor the coaOt on of th. se remaining at ; :,s t(J a degree, be-n improved, but the g, tier a i condition is causing much alarm MMonc landowners, and a strong sentiment agw.M emigration has developed, a verv arg. roj.t.rtion of male emigrants leave ' ' a: a time when they I.-;- liable K, military >erv , e there. and this itea a strong objection to such ?-mi. ?mat* on the contrary. It fc true that, i? V' Kur",M'' ?' emigration is '? t uitiront Its attending bene.1t. and this Is rei ognlzed and ? onsldered. For example. " r. .J. a dec.ded tendency on the part of ahei.v ,,f certain nationalities to send back to their aative countries a large part of their earnings m the United States The t't.U amount of money thus transferred cit. h }. ar Is enormous, an.l the greater part or .t go.-K to countries Where It is much needed, and therefore highly appreciated. Steamship Activity. Added to this is a desire on the part of nearly all the seaboard countries of Eu rope to build up a merchant marine, and as the tarrying of emigrants is in many cases essential to the success of such enterpris s. the attitude of such governments toward emigration is affected accordingly. These art the real forces that control th. situa t on in Europe today, anil the trend of af fairs indicates that more attention and greater supervision of emigration on the part or the countries most concerned will result The i in t causts of emigration from Europe are a widespread knowledge that labor is more generously rewarded in A mer it a than at home, the advice and financial assistance of relatives and friends who l.a\. already emigrated, and the persistent activity of agt nts selling steamship tickets who are to be found all o\er Europe despite tin fact that soliciting emigration is pro hibited by the law in nearly every Euro pean country and by our own immigration laws "Dur.ng the tour of inquiry and investi gation the t ommiss'.oners have secured im portant information and have made ar rangements to secure more and feel confi dent that before their work is compl. ted recommendations can Itt* made to Congress whii li. if enacted Into law, will be both val uable and Important." Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, a mem ber of the immigration commission, has re cently Investigated immigration conditions along the Atlantic st aboard. Senator Lodge and the members of the subcommittee of the commission, who returned today from Europe, are exj?ected to hold a meeting of the full commission early in the fall. EARLY CULL TO CHIP IB i Rock Island Travelers Held Up Just Before Daylight. ! WORK OF 3 MASKED MEN | Robbers Sat Quietly as Passengers Until Picking Time. TWO PASSED HAT. ONE HELD GUN ! - Every One Responded Promptly. Failed to Enter Sleeping Car. Leaped From Train and Escaped. OMAHA. Neb.. September 6.-The Rocky Mountain Limited on the Rock Island was raided this morning just before d lylight near Murdock. Neb., by three masked men. The robbers went through the chair car, robbing every passenger therein, securing their pocketbooks and purses, covered the train crew with revolveis and escaped by leaping from the train. Railroad detectives and sheriff posses are in pursuit, but the robbers have several hourstart on the officers. The robbers were passengers on the train. Shortly ;.ft?r leaving Murdock tlie men arose in their seats, their faces cov ered with masks, and. with revolvers in each hand, covered the passengers. Then the leader ordered everybody to k> ep stl.l and not to resist, e'se they would be shot. Two men went down the aisle with hats in hand, while the third kept the passen gers covered. All passengers were ordered to throw pocketbooks into the hats, and this was done. The conductor appeared in the car with a pistol in his hand, but was promptly coveted with four guns and forced to drop his revolver. After getting all the money in the car the robbers jumped from the train, which had slowed down for a grade. An at tempt was made to enter the sleeper sec tion. but the door was locked and the at tempt was unsuccessful. The search and pursuit is being prosecuted vigorously. Bloodhounds in Pursuit. City Detective Malone of Lincoln this morning started two men with bloodhounds In pursuit of bandits who looted Rock Is land train Nu. K. It is known that the three robbers were in Lincoin yesterday. One of the three joined the other two here, coming from Alvo. The trail of the robbers was discovered this morning a short dis tance from Alvo. I BONAPARTE IN BOSTON. Visit Has No Connection With Rail way Merger Case. Special Dispatch to The Star. BOSTON, Mass.. Septemb?r 6.?Attorney General Bonaparte is at the Hotel Somerset, arriving i.-.ot night from Lenox. In answer to a question if his presence had any significance in connection with the New York. New Haven and Hartford and Boston and Maine merger, he said today: "No; I'nited States District Attorney French,, before taking up the investigation, had some correspondence with the Depart ment of Justice at Washington, and since then he has been pursuing the Investigation. "My presence here has no connection whatever with the case, for 1 have not seen Mr. French since my arrival, nor do I ex pect to before leaving for Southwest Har bor, Me , but I may .a'er." In discussing the IlKUKXi.OCO fine imposed on the Standard Oil Company by judge Landis of Chicago he said: "Being the prosecuting attorney, of course. I was very much pleased with the conviction and big fine." m Regarding the ^.hicaso and Alton phase of the case, he said that he received yester day from I'nited St Ues District Attorney Sims of Chicago a letter, but he was not willing to make the contents public at this time, nor was he willing to make public the text of the letter which he had written to Mr. Sims, and which it was expected was to have been read at the opening of the '"hieago and Altvn case In Chicago a week ! ago. When asked if Mr. Morrison's promise of immunity to the Chicago and Alton people would be lived up to he said: "That matter is under consideration." He positively declined to further discuss tie subject. He said he expected to be in Chicago on the INth. FREED BY MEXICO. Americans Locked Up a Year Before Getting Justice. NEWARK. Ohio, September G.?Grant Ferguson, a former Baltimore and Ohio conductor here, telegraphed from Aguas Calientes. Mexico, yesterday as follows: "Edward Stover and W. B. Speed were released from prison Thursday by order of the Mexican government unconditionally and no charges against them." Stover and Speed were two American con ductors who were imprisoned In Mexico over a year ago, charged With a murder which neither committed. Ferguson, learn ing of their imprisonment and conviction without trial, took the case up with the I'nited States government and with Sena tors Foraker and Dick, who promised as nwtarice. Ferguson secured much testi mony. which he presented in the forms of affidavits to the Mexican government and the federal officers, and has worked for months to bring about the result just ac complished. One of the Imprisoned con ductors formerly lived at Akron, Ohio. LORD CHANCELLOR COMING. First Occasion Where Such Officer Has Left* United Kingdom. LONDON, September ?>.?The lord chan cellor. Lord Loreburn, sailed for Canada on the Empress of Britain today. He will visit Niagara and possibly New York. This is the first occasion on which a lord chan celor has left the united kingdom. The law forbids that the great seal, of which he is the custodian, be taken out of the country. It is supposed to be constantly kept in bis personal custody, but Lord lx?reburn has arranged for safeguarding the seal dfiring his absence. Life Imprisonment for Boy. BAT1I. Me September C.?Life imprison ment at hard labor in state prison was the sentence imposed today by Justice White house in the supreme court upon Sidney K. Preble, the flfteen-year-old boy who was found guilty by a jury last night of the murder of his companion. Norrls Whcaton. When the sentence was pronounced Preble bowed two or three times to the clerk, and, looking around the courtroom, smiled for the first time during bis trial. He will be taken to the Thomaston prison tonight. AN INTERNA STRIKE OYER SOON? CONFERENCE ON. 'TIS SAID, TO FIX THINGS UP. "The settlement of the telegraphers' strike is near at hand." This sigrnfioant an nouncment was made this afternoon hy W. W. Beattle, international vice president of the Commercial Telegraphers' I'nion, 1 who said that from secret information in his possession there is every reason to hope for the ending of the strike very soon. From an equally reliable source the in formation was obtained that Labor Comis siont-r Xeill is in New York in close confer ence with President S. J. Small of the Com mercial Telegraphers, and Pres'dent 11. B. j Perham of the Order of Railroad Teleg raphers. wi'th the view of bringing about a settlement of the existing troubles be tween the keymen and the~"com.panies. It was stated that the conferees had b;en in communication over the long distance tele phone with President Samuel Compels of the American Federation of Labor. When seen this afternoon Mr. Gompers would not discuss the matter, and declined to either confirm or deny the report that he had been in consultation with Messrs. Neill, Small and Perham. The ponir.ion prevails among high officers | of the labor organizations that if peace | comes it will be on terms honorable lo the | striking keymen. Vice President Beattie said theUocal men were standing firm and that instead of de sertions from their ranks they were pulling out non-union operators, while others were ! succumbing to exhaustion tf\cl sickness, the result of overwork. He announced that the Washington telegraphers will hold an open meeting at Typographical Temple, 42."> G street. Sunday afternoon at n o'clock, which will be addressed by prominent speakers. STILL PUNCHING FARES. Louisville Street Car Trouble Tempo rarily Settled. LOPISVILLE. Ky., September 0.?The threatened strike of the employes of the Louisville Railway Company, which was believed to be inevitable last night, has been averted for the present, at least, and the cars are running as usual today. The credit for the settlement of the sit uation belongs to Mayor Bingham. Mr. Bingham secured the promise of the repre sentatives of the company at a conference held in his office last night at 10 o'clock to give the union men further assurances that no discrimination will be made against them. This was agreed to in writing, and placards will be posted to that effect by the railway company. BRYAN WILL TALK. More Correctly Speaking, He Will Keep on Talking. LINCOLN. Neb., September ?!.?Arrange ments have been perfected by the demo cratic state central committee for the an nual banquet to the members of the party In Lincoln, September 24. Invitations have been sent to a large number of democrats of national reputation, among them being Gov. Campbell of Texas and John W. Kern of Indianapolis. William J. Bryan will be present and de liver one of tiie principal^ speeches of the evening. This banquet is an annual affair, but is held prior to election ttils year for the tirst time because of the meeting of the candidates of the party to formulate a plat form under the new primary law. STALWART McGREGOR. Oldest Living Mason Celebrates His Birthday. MOUNT SUNAPEE. Vt.. September 6 ? J. Bellows McGregor, said to be the oldest Mason in the world, is to celebrate his 100th birthday with a public reception to dav. He was born in 1801 a mile from where he now lives near here. His joining of the Masonic order in 1827 makes him a mem ber of eighty years' standing and the oldest Mason on record In the world. Mount Ver non Lodge. A., F. and A. M.. of Newport j will attend the celebration in a body and the countryside will do him honor. I iTIONAL ZOOLOGICAL DISAr NOTICE. The price of this paper at NEWSSTANDS and from NEWSBOYS is TWO CENTS. There has been no change of any kind in the price of the paper to, newsboys, and readers should pay no more than the printed price. ALTON IMMUNITY. Attorney Sims Seeking to Explain to Attorney General Bonaparte. So far as officials of the Department of Justice are aware there is no truth in re ports that Attorney General Bonaparte will he either in this city or Baltimore today or tomorrow to confer with Distrret Attorney Sims of Chicago as to the much-?alked-?f immunity for the Chicago and Alton road for giving rebates to the Standard Oil Com pany. The department, on the contrary, is in receipt of advices from the Attorney General that he will be in Bar Harbor, Me., for a week, having; gone there last night from' Lenox. Mass.. where he has been spending some time. It is not considered likelv that the Attor ney General will have any conference on the Chicago and Alton case until his return here about a week from now. unless he changes his mind and comes back earlier. There is a suggestion that District Attor ney Sims mav have to make a good ex planation to the Attorney General for fail ure to comply with instructions to take ac tion last Tuesday giving the Alton road im munity. Mr. Sims has so far failed to ex plain to the Attorney General why he did not carry out his instructions, but as he is peeking a conference it is presumed that he will give good reasons for what he has done. RAILWAY HEARING POSTPONED. Judge Montgomery Too 111 From In digestion to Attend. Orving to an attack of acute indiges tion, Judge Montgonury, the master in chancery before whom the hearing In the North Carolina rate cas? to determine the constitutionality of the North Carolina rate legislation is being held, this morning's session of the inquiry was postponed. Judge Montgomery was taken with an attack of acute indigestion while in North Carolina last week, but h<? came to this city yesterday and. against the advise 01 his physician, conducted the rate hearing. He was feeling so ill when the hour .set for the . hearing arrived that he was com pelled "to postpone the inquiry. TO REMAIN AT BOSTON. Citizens Object to the Removal of the Frigate Constitution. Acting Secretary Newberry today ?ai<l that he had indefinitely postponed action upon the project to remove the famous old frigate Constitution from the Boston navy yard to Annapolis or to the tidal basin in this city. The mere broaching of the prop osition caused such a storm of indignation among the Bostonians that the Navy De partment was unable to withstand it and has been obliged to desist from Its purpose for the time being. The outcome of the agitation will, however, be henellcial, it is hoped -by the naval officials, in directing the attention of Congress to the necessity for removing the Constitution from her present berth, where she seriously obstructs work at the navy yard, and either author izing her donation to the state of Massa chusetts in consideration of properly caring for the ship or indicating where she shall be taken. Costly Barns Burned. MONTREAL. September 0.?The barns of the new Agricultural College at St. Anne de Bellevue were struck by lightning yesterday and destroyed. The college is being erected by Sir William Macdonald at a cost of $3,000,000. The loss on the bains is JjO.OOJ. TOINTMENT. LOCAL POSTS RANK LOW GEN. GRANT'S RATING OF HEALTHINESS OF FORTS. Maj. Gen. Frederick D. Grant, command ing the Department of the East, in his an nual report, finds that a most serious defect in the military system, as revealed by the quarterly Inspection, was the large per centage of absentees among the commis sioned officers owing to the large number of details to recruiting, college and militia duty, and he recommends legislation to supply a sufficient number of officers for such work without calling upon those needed for line duties. He refers to the disinclination on the part of the privates to re-enlist, attributable to discontent with the present state of af fairs and to the superior pecuniary attrac tions of civil life. Owing to lack of appro priations. the condition of public buildings and quarters at several of the artillery posts is said to be deplorablle and entire reconstruction is the only remedy. (Sen. Grant says that as a result of con tinued personal study he is convinced that the causes of the offenses of officers and soldiers which necessitate their being dis ciplined are nearly always to he found in the use of intoxicants or drugs, some of which are sold Sis innocent beverages. The five posts where the men wore the health iest were Forts DuPont. Niagara. Michie, Ontario and Hamilton, while the five posts where there was most sickness were Forts Washington, Wadsworth. Slyer, Ethan Al len and Howard, each with more than 5 per cent of the mean strength non-effective. ! NATIONAL FIREMEN'S MEETING. I Delegates at Oklahoma City Listen to Instructive Papers Today. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.. September Delegates to the ^ntional Firemen's Asso ciation today listened to addresses on the needs and improvements lr. tl\e fighting of fires. At the morning session papers were read by F. E. Smith of Akron, Ohio, on "Some Plain Reasons icr a. Wider Patronage to the Cause of Fire Journals and Firemen's Literature;" by Frank M. Clements of Kan sas City, on "Ben^lifs Derived From the Fire-alarm Telegraph System," and by Chief Mark Kessler of Oklahoma "City on "The Need for Uniformity in All Our Standards of Apparatus." After the morning business session a street parade. In which all the visiting fire men pa:ticlpated, took placp. At the after noon session there were addresses along the same lines as those of the mornlnsr. . To night the visitors will be guests of the local firemen, a trolley ride and an entertainment at an amusement pnrk closing the day. SHELBYVILLE RACE WAR. More Trouble Brewing in the Indiana Town. SHELBY VILLE, Ind.. September 6 ? Shelbyviile is in the throes of another race war. The trouble was started Wednesday, ?when five negr??es attacked Policeman Dan iel StarJcey, beat him into insensibility and fled when a crowd of whites arrived. Five shots were fired at the fleeing ne groes, but none, so far as is known, took effect. A poa^e of 100 was soon formed and scoured the city. Mayor Swain and a-party of policemen captured two of Hife colored men?Steve Marshall and Robert Marshall near the outskirts of the city. They were spirited to jail, where they are closely guarded. The othe#negroes have not been arrested. The police kept local negroes on the move all Wednesday night. They were not per mitted to congregate on street corners or in the portion of the town where they reside. By last night the streets were cleared of negroes. No violence was attempted during the night, but crowds of angry white citi zens stood on street corners tUreatiyilng the blacks. Hymns Proved Fatal. Special IHsnatrli to The Star. HARTFORD CITY. Ind.. September C. Mrs. Gueseman, her daughter Gretta, eigh teen years old. and son Frank, twenty years old. were killed at the railroad crossing ?here last night on their way home from church. Thev were run down by if north bound passenger train. No. 30, on the Lake Erie railroad. They were singing hymns when struck by the train, the approach of which they did not hear. New Suspicions in the Phillips Murder Case. DIFFERENT THEORY DAILY Think Now His Wife Is Innocent of Killing. VIEW OF PRIVATE SECRETARY Hunting for a Former Employe of the Dead Coal Operator?Leaves Small Estate. CL.EVEI.AND, Ohio. September <1?New theories, suspicions and developments in the mystery surrounding the death of John J. Phillips, coal operator and broker, fol low each other in rapid succession. Today a former employe is suspected of having caused the death of Phillips. H:s nam- is known to the officials and a search is b^ing I made for him. Monday Phillips was shot and killed at his home in the aristocratic suburb of East Cleveland. That day he was believed to have been killed by a j burglar. Tuesday it was thought Phillips l. committed suicide. Wednesday this theory was disproved and suspicion was directed against the widow, Charlotte Phillips. A warrant, alleging murder, was issued for her arrest. Thursday the officials begun to doubt this theory, and today are search ing for the man formerly employed about the Phillips home, whom Mrs. Phillips says she saw in front of her home just after her husband was shot. James Dunn, jr., Phillips' private secre tary, says this man called at Phillips' of fice Tuesday morning. The objoct of his call was not disclosed by Dunn, except to the officers, but he was to have returned Wednesday morning, Dunn says, but so far has not been seen. To Discharge Mrs. Phillips. It was stated by Chief Stamberger today that Mrs. Phillips will formally be placed under arrest during this afternoon. While this is the program, yet there would be no surprise if the warrant were withdrawn. Mrs. Phillips' exact physical condition was in doubt today. The officials believe she is fully recovered from her stupor, while members of the family say the wom an still is sufft ring from the effect of the drug taken Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Phillips' attorney, Judge William B. Neff, will endeavor today to have the charge against his client dismissed. Application for the appointment of ad ministrators of the estate of the late John J. Phillips was made In the probate court today. The examination disclosed the fact that the estate now is vaiued at about 5.11,000, whereas a few years ago Phillips was supposed to be worth nearly a half million dollars. NATIONAL PBISON CONGRESS. Notables Named by Gov. Deneen to Represent Illinois. SPRINGFIELD, 111.. September 6.-Gov. Deneen today appointed the delegates to represent Illinois at the national prison con gress to be held in the Auditorium Annex, Chicago, September 4 to 19. Among them are the Rt. Rev. James E. Quigley, Roman Catholic archbishop of Chicago; the Rt. Rev. Charies P. Anderson, Episcopal bishop of Chicago; the Rt. Rev. John Lancaster Spaulding, Roman Catholic bishop of Pe oria; the Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows, Chicago, of the Reformed Episcopal Church; Mrs. Ophelia M. Annigh of the Girls' Industrial School at Lenora, Mayor Fred A. Busse of Chicago and Miss Jane Addarns of Hull House, Chicago. LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT. Acknowledges Request to Name Jer sey School After Him. Speciul Di&tintrh to The Star. PASSAIC, N. J., September 6.?Roosevelt School is to be the* name of the new build ing now being erected in Lodl, according to the plans of the Lodi board of educa [ tion. Some time ago, when the erection of the building was begun, one of the board i suggested that the school when completed should be named for the President, and the idea was agreed to, provided the Presi dent would give his consent. Accordingly a letter was stent to him at Oyster Bay informing him of the desire of the board to name the school after him. and the fol lowing reply has been received: I "My Dear Mr. Van Hook: I am in re ceipt of your letter of the 2"Jd instant, ad vising me that the board of education of the borough of Lodi at a recent meet ing passed a resolution naming your new schoolhouse after me. and asking me for my permission to so name it, and, in reply, cheerfully accede to their request. Through you I desire to thank the members of the board cordially for the compliment they have paid me. With ail good wishes for the success of the school, and regards, I am sincerely yours, "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." The letter will be framed, and when the school is completed will be hung up on the wall. THOSE "BLTJE RIDGE FIRES. Washington Women'6 Cottage Burned ~ Down. Special Dispatch to Tlie Star. HAGEJtSTOWN. Md., September 6?Fire <-arly this morning destroyed the coltfcgc of Mrs. Maria Shawn of Washington, lo cated In the Blue Ridge mountains not far from Buena Vista station, on the Western Maryland railroad, entailing a loss of sev eral thousand dollars. Members of the fam ily escaped from the burning^ building in their nijjht clothes. This is the eleventh fire that has occurred in that section this summer, uvery one of which is believed to have been of incendiary origin. Propert> owners will employ a private detective to Investigate the tires. Children Fatally Burned. WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., September fi.?By the explosion of a lamp in an upstairs room the two young children of Aaron Anderson of Coleman Hollow. Potter county, were burned to death last night. Anderson and h*< aged father were help lessly ill in a room downstairs. Mrs. An derson and her ten-year-old son tried to rescue the children, but they failed. Before they could drag the two men out both were so badly burned that they. too. will probably die. Mrs. Anderson aiso had to care for her two-weeks-old baby. The family lived two miles away from the nearest neighbors. CONFESSES TO POLICE Richard Gregory Admits Having Killed William Garner. HAD ALMOST PROVED ALIBI Claims He Struck Fatal Blew in D?? fense of Woman. IDENTIFIED BY ONLY WITNESS Hattie Martin. Who Was With Game/ When He Was Killed, Snya Gregory Is Guilty. Richard Gregory, colored, who was ar rested by Policemen A Davis a:ul Mr Gill Grove of the seventh precinct on suspicion that he knew somethl >g regarding the mur der of William Garner, colored. In Rock Creek Park near Thompeon'-s bridge last Saturday night, made a confession this afternoon, according to the police, in which he admitted he stru k the fatal blows on Garner's head, but he claimed he did it in defense of the honor of a woman who was with Garner at the time. The confession was made this afternoon, it is said, after the police had spent the morning in an Investigation which had ap parently established ail i:lihl for Gregory. His admission of guilt was therefore a com plete surprise to the j?olic% The prisoner, it is said, corroborated every detail of the crime as outlined by llattle Martin, who was with Garner when he was killed. Gregory was arrested yesterday at iSth and O streets northwest by Policemen Dav.s and Grove of the seventh precinct. He an swered the description g ven by .Mrs Martin of Garner's assailant. Desiring to give tha suspect every chance, ('apt. Sehnei :er pro cured nine men of -i! out Grtgoty's size and build and stood all of them tog tlier in the station house. Tli n Hattie Mart n was asked to pick out Garner's aspai ant, if he was there. After looking carefully down the line she picked out Gregory and pos - tively identified him :is the man. The group was mixed again, anu aga n the witness selected Gregory. None of the others was under suspicion. Recognizes His Voice. The same men were subsequently put in a dark cellar and the woman was asked to pick out a man by his voice, and she Identi fied Gregory. The idice were pretty well satisfied of Gregory's gu It. but they arked Gregory to account for hU whereabouts Saturday night. He told a plain story, claiming he was wording in a barroom near the Center market Saturday night until a few minutes of 10 o'c'oek. That statement was investigated, and pcrtons there stated that Gregory worked Saturday night until nearly 10 o'clock. As the murder was com mitted, at the latest, at R:H0 o'clock, this proved to Capt Schn tder that Gregory was not the man, and he decided to let him go. Gregory was very nervous, however, and Capt. Schneider felt that lite man might be wanted for something else. Atter Gregory was returned to the station he was again questioned. Finally he broke down. "1 guess I will tell you the whole truth," he stated, and then he made a statement to the effect that he was the man wanted. Capt. Schneider cautioned Gregory, It la stated, that whatever he s>aid would bo usi-d against him, and 111.* latter stated that he m-^ant to tell the truth. Gregory's Statement. To Capt. Schneider and others in the room, it is declared, he stated that he left his placa of employment early Saturday evening, with permission to ba gone a couple of hours. This was not known to those at the saloon who had been ques tioned by the officers. He went to Rock Creek, and while he was there, he says, he saw Garner and Mrs. Martin walk Into the park. He says that by his actions he thought Garner was attempting to criminal ly assault tiie woman, and for that reason, Gregory says, he obtained a big stick and struck Garner in the head. Tne prisoner maintains that he had no idea of killing the man and acted only in defense of the woman. He justifies his acts on the "un written law." When shown the stick which the police found near the scene of the murder and which was held as evidence at the station house, the police say, Gregory said it was the weapon lie had used. Garner's body was found lying on blood matted grass in Rock Creek Park last Sun day morning. Hattie Martin, wito was found to have be n with him last, was arrested, and finally admitted that she was with Garner when lie was murdered. Fol lowing an inquiry she was held by the coro ner for the action of the grand Jury as an accessory to the crime. Capt. Schneider and his men in the sev enth precinet work d hard to solve the mystery surrounding the case, and general congratulations went through the police department today to the precinct ftir the capture of the man who made the con fession. OFF FOR THE FARMS HARVEST. Striking Telegraphers Accept Jobs in Western States. Special Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO, 111., September (5.?A delega tion of union farm rs is in Chicago today seeking to hire 2,0<K) striking telegraphers as "farm hands' in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minne sota, North Dakota and Kansas. The al lurements of fresh union eggs ami hotter which the farmers held out to the strikers, together with an offer of ?C> u month "and board," resulted in many of Uie operatois accepting the Invitation. At union headquarters it was said that between 100 and 13*1 strikers probably will leave for the farms in a tew days. This will leave less than lJKfj idle operators In the city. W. C. Crawley, state organizer of the Farmsrs' I'nion, is the "good angel" of tha strikers. Mr. Crawley eal.ecj on Secretary Russell of the Telegraphers' I'nion first and received an Indorsement of his achetiH from that official. He then proceeded to enlist a number of operators. Would Have Him Snub the Czar. ?Special Dispatch to The Star. CINCINNATI. Ohio, September G.-The American Israelite in its issue today pro tests against Secretary Taft's visiting the czar durinu his tour of the world. It charges that in accepting the hospitality of the czar Secretary Taft. as tie represent ative of the American people, would be condoning the unspeakable atrocities of which it says the czar is the exponent. Still Going Same. Special Cablegram to The Star. LONDON. September fl.?Oscar I.ewisohn, who married Kdna Mav last June, has betn lined tl--"> at Eastbourne for exceeding t'.ia speed limit In his automobile.