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Unsettled, with showers tonight or Sunday; light to moderate variable winds. No. 18,511. WASHINGTON, D. d, * SATURDAY, The Star is the only afternoon psper in Washington that prints the news of the Associated Press. JUNE 3, 1911?TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. ONE CENT. Cloakroom Gossip of Demo cratic Meeting. PRESENT DEFIANT FRONT Resolution Brings Outward Unanim ity, If Not Inward Harmony. SOUSE PBOUD OF ITS BECOED loaders Declare Party Has Re deemed Pledges Made to Country Prior to Last Election. Only a few rumbling echoes of Thurs day night's storm In the democratic cau cus are heard, and then only In the pri vacy of Cloakroom and committee room. Following the adoption of the compromise resolution, which brought outword una nimity, If not Inward harmony, the demo crats are presenting a defiant front to the opposition. To be sure, the Bryan men look a little bit sheepish, although they admit that they fell into the hands of the shearer and were shorn, while the House leader- j ?hip has a contented expression of the cat that has swallowed the canary. The text of the compromise under which ' the Bryan men and their new allies from ! the eastern manufacturing districts aban doned their fight for free raw wool is as follows: "That the bill revising schedule K as ESS- V\th,s caucus b>' the majority tee l^ot?f? tlf Ways and meaT,s commit ment Z? be construed as an abandon Sew of th democrat,(- Policy; but in Jnl\ Ldemocratic platform demand of the^?i"f / ",Ctj?n of the'tariflT. and the nu-h^ nv and rtepIet,n* condition of tne public Treasury, a tariff of 20 ner va,orem*?" raw wool is now pro posed as a revenue necessity. Not Acceptable to Bryan. That the compromise was not acceptable to Mr. Bryan was evidenced by a state ment which he made at St. Paul yester day. He declared that the contest was waged upon a false basis." and he doubled if the iwblic would be deceived by the claim that the duty is levied for reve He insisted that revenue could be raised with more justice by a tax on raw silk or raw rubber, and he insisted that on wool would never be thought ? v . protective benefit it is sup i osed to bring to wool growers. One outcome of the action of the caucus ? thought by many democrats to be h?flKratl0n lhat Mr* Br>an has lost ?hLU^D J1? m?Jorlty of the House b?w^?n k democratlc party in that uvf hereafter insist upon outlining hinT^ cours? freer from suggestion from J*pablicans were very much dis appointed over the democrats getting to **2.and m,orp over their rejection of 7001 Republicans had hoped, waf a fork>m hope from the-dnrroerats might strute down the wool-growing industry of I 8 jyu?try, and open the way for them ?? Ohio, and strengthen their the Rockv mountain states through such an assault upon the farmers. rne democrats in the House are highly -gratified over their work of the session ?I.us far. They claim they have fulfilled promptly the promises they made to the country at the beginning of the special session, and that their accomplishment nae been accompanied by utmost harmony The democrats point to their record of passage of the following bills: Becord of New House. To ratify the Canadian reciprocity agreement. To provide for greater publicity of cam paign contributions. To submit a constitutional amendment looking to the direct election of the United States senators by the people. To place upon the free list many arti cles of common use. To admit to statehood Arizona and New Mexico. Chairman Underwood of the ways and means committee expects to take up In the House next Wednesday the bill to revise the wool schedule and thinks that probably ten days will be sufficient for its consideration and passage by the House. The democratic leade.rs hope that the various investigating committees which are now at work will turn up something out of which the democrats may make political capital. The steel trust com mittee is the only one thus far to dig up materia' which seems to be attracting interest, and a great deal of this testi mony Is a rehash of matters heretofore discussed. Committee's Work Hampered. The sugar trust investigating commit tee will go ahead June 7, but it Is ham pered by the fact that prosecutions are now pending in the courts against the American Sugar Refining Company, and the committee s work may be clraum ?cribed by the danger of rendering im munity to the trust In a too free exami nation of witnesses. The activity of the House In passing the measures noted Is not likely to result in complete fruition of legislative effort at this session. The Senate has not the least idea of taking up either the farm or revl8lon of the wool ?ohedule this summer, and those meas ures are likely to have a prolonged siesta la a committee pigeon hole. This Prospect, however, does not dismay the House leaders. The say that the country will give the new House credit for what it has done, and hold the re publican majority in the Senate respon sible for what it may net do, and that In the end the democrats will derive political advantage. TWO FATALLY HTTBT. Six Men in Anto Wrecked Against "L" Railway Pillar. NEW \ ORK, June 3.?-Six men were in jured early today when an automobile, racing down a boulevard in the upper Bronx, crashed into an elevated railway pillar and was wrecked. Two of the in jured will die. The party had rented the machine yes terday and was on its way home ward after a twelve-hour sightseeing trip. All six were thrown out when their car hit the stout pillar and were picked up unconscious by policemen and ambulance surgeons. At the time of the accident a train was pulling into the "L," station overhead. The crash of the automobile against the pillar shook the train, and the sound of smashing iron and wood oould be heard above the roar of the cars. The motorman, thinking that the accident was on his train, jammed on the emergency brakes and stopped so sud denly that his passengers were thrown S?t of their seats. An hour before this accident an auto mobile collision near the edge of the Hackens.ack river in Jersey Ctty injured atee persons and wrecked two machines. All the Injured will recover. STAGE LURES GIRL Ethel Deans, Seventeen Years Old, Missing From Home. POLICE ASKED TO FIND HER Father Declares He Believes His Daughter Has Been Attracted by the Footlights. BTUBL DKA.V S. Lured from her home by the glamour of the footlights, Ethel Deans, the seven teen-year-old daughter of Dr. A. C. Deans, osteopath, of 1109 5th street northwest, If missing. The police have been asked to And her. Dr. Deans called at police headquarters today and said his daughter has been away since noon last Thursday. Ho ex plained that she had been receiving in structions in elocution since she was quite young. Later she attended the Eastern College at Front Royal, Va., he said, where she made a good record in elocu tion work. She later returned to Wash ington. The girl had often expressed a desire to go on the stage, according to her father, but he told her he would not per mit her to do so. About one year ago the daughter persuaded her father to allow her to take dancing lessons at a local academy. He declined at first, he said, but later said she could if she took up only plain dancing. Unbeknown to him, however, he added, she took lessons in fancy dancing. Took Prizes for Dancing. At a recent May ball the father said his daughter had taken prizes for her danc ing and that at that time some one had told her a position on the stage could be secured. This, the father believes, again turned her head toward the footlights. Thursday morning the girl told her stepmother she wanted to go to Ports mouth, Va., to visit an aunt. The step mother told her to wait a while unt'l she could have more clothes made. The girl, however, declared she did not want to wait for any clothes, but that she wanted to ko as soon as possible. She went to her father's office about noon last Thursday and he gave her ID) to purchase some articles of clothing. She returned to her home. A short time later she told her stepmother she via going out to visit a sick friend who re sides on M street northwest. This was the last seen of her. Took Her Best Clothing. When the girl did not return to her home In the evening the stepmother made a search for her and discovered that aH of her best clothing was missing, as was also a cult case. How or when the girl took the clothing and suit case from the home is not known to Dr. or Mrs. Dean*. Several stage costumes which the miss ing girl had worn on oe<*asions, and a lorket and chain, were not taken by her. The locket bears her initials, and Dr. Deans says he believes she left it home becaused she feared her identity would be discovered. An investigation by Dr. Deans disclosed that the daughter had been seen at the 12th street station of the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon railway during Thursday afternoon. He says she possibly took a train to Alexandria in order to secure cheaper rates from there to Richmond, Va.. or to possibly keep from being detained if she were seen at Union station. inspector Boardman, chief of detectives, has telegraphed the authorities at Ports mouth and Richmond, Va.; Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia a description of the ^flrl and asked them to detain her if she is located. A photograph of the girl Is also to be Bent to those cities in an effort to locate her. More Battleships at Stockholm. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 3.?The second division of the United States At lantic fleet, composed of the battleships Louisiana, Kansas, New Hampshire and South Carolina, arrived here today for a week's visit The battleships, which left Copenhagen June 1, were met off the Aland archipelago by a large fleet of gayly decorated excursion steamers, which es corted them Into the harbor. "THE TWO-DOLLAR HEART, 99 as described by one who has observed many of its manifestations, George M. Cohan Mr. Cohan has written for our Sunday Magazine to morrow an article that Is as good as any of his plays. He makes a "psychological study' of the American the atergoers, and discovers that there isn't much psychology to be studied. He shows that the two-dollar heart is akin to the 10-20-30 heart, and why. He proves his contention by the box office. '"If laughter and the 'de cline of the drama.' which we hear so much about, go hand in hand, then put me down as an apostle of de clined drama," he says. Witty, truthful and entire ly up-to-date. Illustrated by Blumenthal. IN THE Sunday Magazine of The SUNDAY STAR BEYOND THEIR DUTY Commissioners Cannot Com ply With Publicity Request. LETTER TO MR. CLAYTON No Means, They Say, to Ascertain the "Will of the Majority." READY TO HEAR ALL SIDES I j Federation's Plan, It Is Stated, Would Mean Heavy Expense to the District. The Commissioners of the Dis net of olumbla recorded themselves to^ay as not being prepared to admit that It is a part of their duty to base their re ports to Congress on proposed legisla tion of any kind "upon the approval or di.-approval of a majority of taxpayers and residents of the District." In a reply to W. McK. Clayton, presi dent of the Federation of Citizens' As sociations, the Commissioners said in writing today that in their judgment frequently the will and personal lnter i sts of large numbers of taxpayers con flict with what the Commissioners believe to be the best interests of the District. The letter to Mr. Clayton is a reply to one from the Federation of Citizens' Associations in which the federation sug gested that greater publicity be given to proposed legislation, and that the full text of all bills be published In the ad vertising columns of newspapers; that each advertisement carry a statement as to the time for a public hearing on the Vill; that 110 measure be acted on by the Commissioners until the Commission ers have a chance to ascertain the will of the majority of taxpayers, and that the Commissioners should indorse or dis approve in accordance with the voice of the people. Cost Would Be Heavy. To this letter the Commissioners' reply reads a;j follows: "With respect to the publication of bills pending in Congress, the cost of publication would be so great that the Commissioners doubt that jt would be productive of an advantage commensu rate with the expense involved. The local press gives notice of the intro duction of such proposed legislation and it is not a difficult matter for any one interested to obtain copies of the bills or resolutions so introduced. The cost of such publication would be very great. "The Commissioners are always glad to accord opportunity to the citizens of the District to present to them their views upon pending legislation or any other subjects in which their Individual interests or the public welfare is con cerned. "The Commissioners have never re fused to accord a hearing to any cit izens' association with respect to pend 'n8 IeglSTBTtOn tf'flenever a request therefor has been made to them, and have no disposition to abandon that policy; but, while they seek to arrive at conclusions in reasonable accord with public opinion, they are not pre pared to admit that it is a part of their duty to base their reports to Congress respecting either measures which they suggest or measures which have been referred to them for report upon the approval or disapproval of a majority of the taxpayers and residents of the District. No Way to Ascertain. "It frequently occurs that the best in terests of the capital of the nation so far as the judgment of the Commissioners is concerned and the personal interests of large numbers of taxpayers and resi dents of the District conflict; and fur thermore if the Commissioners were to defer their reports on all measurca until the will of the majority could be ascer tained their reports might be indefinitely delayed. It must be borne In mind that Congress has provided no way, and, In fact, there is no way, that the Com missioners could devise for ascertaining the will of the majority within the Dis trict. Through the medium of citizens' associations the Commissioners obta'n valuable suggestions, but we must all ad mit that they really represent but a small minority of the residents or taxpayers of the District. "To give hearings upon each of the bills submitted to the Commissioners by Con gress and upon proposed measures orig inating with them would monopolize their entire time and leave them little energy for the discharge of their other duties, many of which are Quite exacting. Besides the additional labor, it would im pose on the Commissioners It would re quire a material increase in the clerical force and In other ways add largely to current expenses. Suggestions Are Welcomed. "The Commissioners duly appreciate the solicitude of your organization for the bet terment of the municipal administration of the National Capital and Its substan tial prosperity, and shall esteem Its sug gestions already made In that behalf Invite Its advice and criticisms In the fu ture. but cannot accept the views of their duty and responsibility which the sugges tions contained in your letter, to which this is an answer, seem to Imply." Mr. Clayton's Comment. "If the Commissioners haven't suffi cient time in which to conduct hear ings on all public bills affecting the District I don't see how they will have time to act as a public utilities com mission In addition to dischkrglng their regular duties," was the comment of William McK. Clayton, president of the Federation of Citizens' Associations today, when told that the Commission ers had turned down the request of that organization to publish the text of all measures relating to the Dis trict and conduct a hearing with re spect to each. While Mr. Clayton had not received the answer of the Commissioners to the fed eration, he appeared surprised when told some of the reasons advanced why the suggestion of the federation was not ap proved. "What the federation wanted to find out." said President Clayton, 'is whether the Commissioners, in representing the District, act as individuals in arriving at conclusions, or act as the mouthpiece of the majority of the cltlsens of the District. "I cannot see the force of the argu ment that the publication of all bills would entail too heavy cost, especially since the people want It and they are putting up the money to pay for it." Concerning the point made by the Com missioners that to hold hearings on all bills would require too much, of their time, not giving them an opportunity to discbarge the other duties of their office. President Clayton said that It was on account of their statement that they would have time to discharge the duties of a commission that the federation, in drawing up the public utilities bill in troduced in the House by Representative Smith, decided that the District Commis sioners should constitute the public util ities commission. Debated Several Weeks. "We debated several weeks," said Presl dent Clayton, "before making this de cision. but the Commissioners stated that they would have the time to discharge the duties of a public utilities commission. "Inasmuch as such a commission would have to conduct a large number of hear ings. it is unfortunate that the Commis sioners now find that they haven't a great amount of time to devote to hear ings." President Clayton declared that the an swer of the Commissioners would not put an end to the efforts of the federation in the matter, but that that body would probably hold a special meeting to con sider taking further steps. WASHINGTON MAN DES TAKING PARIS MASSAGE Frederic A. Keep Succumbs Suddenly to Attack of Angina Pectoris. Special Cablegram to Tbp Star. PARTS, June 3.?Frederic A. Keep of Washington, D. C-, died suddenly here yesterday in a massage establishment on the Avenue Kleber. Mr. Keep left his wife at the Travelers' Club about 2:30 o'clock and went to the massage j parlors, where he ordered a stomach massage. The masseur said it was too soon after luncheon for this. Mr. Keep, who had been suffering from arterioscle rosis, then ordered his legs massaged. While he was undressing the masseur was called away for a moment and when he returned found Mr. Keep dead In a chair. While he was away Mr. Keep had taken a dose of medicine which he always carried with him and the oppres sive, sultry weather brought on an at tack of angina pectoris. Body Taken to Morgue. As Mr. Keep was not known at the es tablishment and there was nothing in his clothing to Identify him. the body was taken to the morgue. Meanwhile Mrs. Keep had become alarmed over her husband's prolonged absence and Instituted a search for him. With the assistance of Mr. Mason, the American consul general, she finally found the body at the morgue and had It em balmed. There will be services at the American church next Wednesday, after which the body will be sent to the United States. Mr. Keep, who spent his summers In Paris, occupied a house on the Avenue De Montague. He was born at Lockport, N. Y., In 1864. His wife before their mar riage was Florence Boardman, daughter of William J. Boardman. It was known for some time that Mr. (Keep's heart was in bad condition, but it was not thought that his death was imminent. Was Lumber Kill Owner. Until a late hoar this afternoon no word had been received In Washington con cerning whether the body of Mr. Keep will be brought here for burial. At the residence of Miss Mabel Board man, who Is a sister of Mrs. Keep, it was said that, outside of a cablegram announcing the sudden death of Mr. Keep, the family was In receipt of no Information concerning the funeral ar rangements being made. Mr. Keep, accompanied by his wife, left Washington April 20 for a trip abroad. His death, according to the cable dispatch, was due to heart trouble. The housekeeper who was left in charge of the Keep residence, on Sheri dan circle, was also notified by cable of Mr. Keep's daatlft but she had received no Information concerning whether the body^wlll be brought to Washington for Mr. Keep, who was fifty-five years of age, bad spent the last few years principally In Washington and abroad. He had engaged in the lumber business since a young man, and, while not taking an active Interest in business at the time of his death, wae the owner of a number of large mills located In the west and north. He was born In New York hut spent his early life in Chicago prior to coming to Washington. Mr. Keep was well known in the Cap ital and maintained a handsome reel* dance en flhertdan Circle. RAILWAY OFFICIAL'S WIFE 13 KILLED IN MX President Berg Seriously In jured in Smash Near Vergas, Minn. VERGAS, Minn., June 3.-Mrs. !#. D. Berg, wife of the president of the New Orleans, Mobile and Chicago railroad, was killed and Mr. Berg was seriously in jured in a wreck of Minneapolis, St. Paul and fiault Ste. Marie train No. bound for Thief River Falls, at 11 o'clock last night. Several other passengers were in jured. The wreck was caused by a wash out a mile south of Vergas. Mr. and Mrs. Berg were en route to Winnipeg in a private car, which was de stroyed. Mrs. Bergs body is still at the depot at Vergas. Mr. Berg, who did not lose consciousness, was taken to a hos pital at Henning. It is thought he will recover. Many passengers had narrow escapes. One, a traveling salesman, jumped through a window and cut Ills hands. Other minor injuries were re ported. Eight of the eleven cars in the train left the track. The engine 'plunged with the rest of the train. Three cars burned completely, including the pri vate car in which Mr. and Mrs. Berg were traveling. Of these three cars only the iron superstructure was left The wheels were stripped clear from every car except one. CAMORRA TRIAL DELAYED. Prisoners Complain of Adjournment Until June 7. VITERBO, Italy, June 3.?Owing to the Illness of one of the jurors, the sittings of. the Camorra trial, It was announced by the president of the court today, have been postponed until June 7. The Camorrlst prisoners were plain ly dissatisfied at the Interruption of the trial. It being understood that the real reason for the delay was to give the court officials, jurors and lawyers an opportunity to go to Rome and wit ness the unveiling June 6 of the mon ument to the late King Victor Emman uel IL They protested energetically against the postponement, saying that the trial had lasted long enough. Ciro Vitozart, the priest prisoner, exclaimed: "These are the effects of Italian unity." BULLET THROUGH HIS HEART. Railway Agent at Lonaconing, Hd., Victim of Assassin. CUMBERLAND, M&, June 8.?With a bullet through the heart the dead body of Harry 01ew4ne, aged forty, station agent and operator at Ixxiaconlng, on the Georges Creek and Cumberland railroad near here, was found on the floor of the station waiting room by Conductor J. B. Coulahan when his trsln stopped there at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The police AUTOMOBILES. People interested in automobiling should read the motoring pages in tomorrow's Sunday Star. 4 were notified and & physician declared Olewine had been dead several hours. The coal stove in the waiting1 room was overturned, and furniture in the telegraph office Indicated there had been a struggle. ?Near Olewine's desk lay his revolver and a pool of blood,, where it is thought he stood when first attacked. Two bullets were imbedded in the door leading Into the office, indicating they had been fired from the platform of the station. Officials are investigating a report that the station agent received an anonymous ielitoi11 MRU &1 "trays ago, warning him to leave town within ten days. There is nothing to lead to the Identity of the as sailant p. SUPREME COURT ORDER IN STANDARD OIL CASE Mandate Directing Dissolution of Company Sent to Cir cuit Court. Final action by the Supreme Court In the Standard Oil case was taken to* day, when the mandate to the United States circuit court for the eastern dis trict of Missouri to put the decree of dissolution into effect was Issued. The mandate was a formal document, following strictly the form used In practically all cases decided by the court. It contained a copy of the de cree of the lower court, a reference to the appeal and the hearing in the Su preme Court. To Compel Compliaqpe. "On consideration whereof," continued the mandate, "it is now here ordered and adjudged and decreed by this court that the decree of th? said circuit court in this cause be modified as indicated in the opinion of this court and, as so modified, be and the same Is hereby affirmed, the said circuit oourt to retain Jurisdiction to the extent necessary to compel compliance in every respect with its decree." Concluding Sentence. The mandate concludes wtth these words: "You therefore are hereby command ed that such further proceedings be had In such cause, in conformity with the opinion and decree of this oourt, as according to right and justice and the law of the United States, ought to be had. the said appeal notwithstand ing." WITHOUT COST TO UNCLE SAM. Commercial Club of -Minneapolis Tenders Summer Home for Taft The House committee on public build ings and grounds, of which Representa tive Morris Sheppard of Texas is chair man. will give a hearing next week to Representative Frank Nye of (Minnesota who will urge a favorable report on his resolution authorizing the federal gov ernment to accept the buildings and grounds for a summer residence for the President of the United States on Lake Mlnnetonka. Minn., tendered by the Com mercial Club of Minneapolis. The Nye resolution specifically pro vides that the deed of the presidential summer residence shall be turned over to the Secretary of the Treasury "with out cost or expense to the government of the United States." Deaths From Bnbonio Plague. AMOT, China. June 8.?Fifty-four deaths from bubonic plague and seven fatal smallpox eases were reported by the health officials here during the fort night ending yesterday. Horse Guards Win Payne Polo Cup. LONDON, June a?The Royal Horse Guards won the polo cup. presented for annual competition by Harry Payne Whitney, defeating the Pilgrims by 0 goals to ft in the final match, played this afternoon at Roehamptoo. LOHR WILL BE m BY SWIMS Telegraphs to Chairman That He Wants to Meet Charges Regarding Election. Senator William Lo rimer will b? a wit ness before the committee that la to de termine whether or not there was cor ruption In his election to a seat in the United States Senate. Senator Dillingham, chairman of the Senate committee of privileges and elec tions. which has been intrusted with the inquiry, today received a telegTam from Mr. Lo rimer expressing: his desire to gtre evidence before the committee. The telegram says: "At the former Investigation nothing was charged against me personaJly. Therefore there was nothing for me to deny as a witness. It Is my earnest de sire to toe permitted to testify before your committee so that I can refute any charges that may be made, or any sus picions that any one may have as to the validity of my election." Method of Procedure Unsettled. The method of procedure in the investi gation of Mr. Larimer's right to his seat was discussed by the full committee on privileges and elections this morning, and the question was whether the full com mittee should proceed with the probe, or the committee should recommend the ap pointment of a subcommittee from Its members with full powers to proceed. Senator Kenyon brought the question to an Issue by moving that the committee proceed as a whole. This started a lively discussion, which continued until 12 o'clock, when the meeting was adjourned because' the members had other engage ments. It was decided to hold another meeting of the committee Monday after noon at 2 o'clock, when the question will probably be disposed of. The members of the committee gener ally expressed themselves as desirous of having the investigation conducted in Washington to as great an extent as possible. During the meeting Senator Dillingham ? expressed a desire to be. relieved from service on the proposed subcommittee, and it is probable that Senator Suther land will be given the place. LAKE STEAMER BURNS WITH $600,000 LOSS Sister Ship of the North West Also la Damaged at Dock in Buffalo. BUFFAIX). N. Y., June 3.?The mam moth lake passenger steamer North West, owned by the Northern Steamship Com pany. was damaged to the extent at nearly $600,000 by Are early today. Noth ing but her steel hull remains. Her sister ship North I^and was badly scorched. No one was Injured. Both steamers were at their dock In this city being overhauled for the season open ing June 21. The fire was caused by an explosion of oil. Four watchmen narrowly escaped serious Injury, and were able to get ashore and turn In an alarm. When the lire tugs arrived the North West was a mass of flames, and it was with difficulty that the North Land was towed out of danger. It Is stated that the North West, which piled between this city and Duluth, prob ably will be rebuilt. The steamer was valued at nearly $1,000,000, and was one of the finest afloat on fresh water. The North West was built about fifteen years ago, and had & passenger capacity of more than GOO. Her length over all is 388 feet. She is of 5,000 tons, with 8.0U0 horsepower. GASOLINE TANK BURNS. lightning Fires 30,000 Barrels at Refinery Near New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS. June 3? Eight im mense oil tanks of the Indian Refining Company, several miles below this city on the Mississippi river, containing 30,000 barrels of gasoline and 2,000 barrels of kerosene, valued at $260,000, were de stroyed by Are last night and this morn ing. The Are was started when a bolt of lightning struck one of the tanks. New Orleans Aremen could do little, be cause of limited facilities, and the Aamea spread rapidly from one tank to another. Pour thousand feet of hose was taken from this city last night, and two tugs In the river began pumping water to save surrounding property. At 9 o'clock the Are was still burning, but was under control. SUICIDE AT AGE OF 76. Woman Hangs Herself With Hand kerchief in Police Cell, PHILADELPHIA, June 3.?Using a handkerchief as a noose, Mrs. Minnie Wilier, seventy-six years old, committed suicide in a police station here today by hanging herself from the bars of a cell. She had been arrested on a charge of picking pockets, and flfteen minutes after she had been placed In the cell the body was discovered. Fear of disgrace at be ing arrested is believed to have been the motive for the suicide. OPERATE ON PRINCE. Youngest Son of Kaiser Has Badly Injured Knee. BEQRLIN, June 3.?Prince Joachim, the youngest son of Emperor William, whose knee was badly injured during sham bat tle exercise of the 2d Guard Brigade May 29, was operated on today to let out the blood from under the knee cap. The prince has spent almost sleepless nights as the result of pain since the ac cident occurred, and his strength Is be ing seriously affected. 00W ENDS DOG'S CAREER. Mad Animal's Back Broken by Toss Ifrom Bovine Horns. SUASION, Pa., June 3 ?A mad dog that ran amuck at Sandy Lake, near here, after hitting several other dogs, tackled a sad-faced cow yesterday in the pasture of H. M. Brown, and for a time the cow tried to avoid the onslaught of the dog. Bitten on the shoulder and about the body several times, the tow in anger Anally charged the dog, and tossed It high In the air. The body of the dog fell near some spectators and lay still. Its back was broken and Its life ended by a blow on the bead from a dub. * Former President Roosevelt and Senator Root to Testify. COMMITTEE WANTS LIGHT Every Person Connected With Stock Purchase to Be Summoned. SEQUEL TO THE PANIC OF 1907 TT. S. Steel Company's Deal With Tennessee Coal and Iron Com pany Under Investigation Because of the marked discrepancies In the accounts of the absorption of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company by the United States Steel Corporation In the panicky days of 1007. as given by Joha W. Gate? and Elbert H. Gary, the Stanley "steel trust" committee of the House has determined that further light on thai deal must be obtained, and that every person who had anything to do with M should be examined. The committee is again considering the necessity of summoning former President Roosevelt and former Secretary of State Ellhu Root for verification of the con ferences with Meesrs. Gary and Frlok oa the Tennessee transactions. Inquiry to Be Expedited. Chairman Stanley said today that the steel inquiry would be pushed forward as rapidly as possible, although no fur thur hearings will be held until next Wednesday, when Mr. Gary, chairman of the steel corporation directorate will continue his recital of organization and methods of operation. John Lambert of the Republic Iron and Steeel Company also will be a witness on that day. Mr. Lambert was in Washington yesterday ready to testify. The committee also is considering the advisability of holding sessions in New York, where there are many witnesses and much material of the steel corpora tion, which Mr. Gary frankly told the committee it could have access to. One of the men summoned to testify aaM today that he had .been Informed that lie might not have to return to Washington, but could hold himself In readlnaas te testify before the committee in New York. To Summon Other Witnesses. Today the committee made thorough examination of the long testimony glvea yesterday by Mr. Gary, end planned te summon many more witnesses suggested by the disclosures of the steel magnate* Lewis Cass Led yard, the attorney for Oliver Paine of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company, whom Mr. Gary declared conducted the negoUatlons on behalf of Grant B. Schley for the sale of the Ten nesse company, will be asked to appear in the near future. Agree on Program. An agreement was reached by the com mittee with R. V. Llndahury. counsel for the steel corporation, whereby at least two of the Bteel company witnesses who have been summoned will appear each day of the hearing until all have testi fied. Norman 14. Ream, W. B. Dlcksoifc Perclval Roberts and James Gayiey were excused yesterday, subject to call. The testimony given yesterday before the committee will he fowmd elsewheso In The Star. DON'T WANT CASTRO'S HELP. Venezuela Revolutionary Junta Or ganising Against Gomes. NEW YORK. June 3.?Because of the seething conditio! of politics In Venezuela the report that Gen. Clpriano Castro Is feeling good enough to contemplate the organisation of an insurrection against his successor has aroused interest In the Venezuelan colony of this city, but there la a unanimity of opinion that the *H>lack eagle of the Andes" cannot go back to his country. The movements of Castro are of special interest to Dr. Alejandro Rlvas Vaeques of the Venezuelan confess. who Is in New York organizing an armed move ment against President Gomez, and to the members of the junta here to further that movement. They are not pleased with the report of Castro's activity, because such an attempt might interfere with their plana According to the junta, conditions In Venezuela are worse today than ever be fore. The whole country ie said to be opposed to Gomes, but they do not want Castro back. They are tired of all kinds of dlstatorshlpe, say the junta olfl. lain, and Castro would have no chance. AVIATORS NEARINO ROME. Frey and Vidart Expected to Reach Italian Capital Today. ROME, Italy, June 8.?Pray, the Ger man entrant In the Paris-Rome-Turin aviation race, who has been stalled at Pisa owing to the wrecking of his ma chine, left that city at 8:15 o'clock this morning for Rome. He flew to Macoa rese, eight miles from the capital, where he was forced to land owing to the dense fog. The aviator telephoned to the aviation committee here saying that he was well and that his machine was intact. He asked that mechanicians be sent to him with petrol. Several automobiles with fuel were rushed to Maccareee and ft is expected that Prey will resume his flight at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Vidart this morning succeeded In re pairing the wing of his aeroplane, broken by an abrupt landing at Cedna, about thirty-five miles from Plea, and he egela ascended, flying In the direction of Rome* where he expects to arrive early this afternoon. CROSSED WIRES CAUSE FOUL \ Hotel Walton, in Cincinnati, tially Destroyed; Loss, $00,000. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jane I wires are supposed to have flre which partially desti eyed the Wslton. on Walnut street liHna Oth and 6th avenuee. early this morning. for a time threatened a half dc hotels, theaters and dspartmsn The 100 guests of the Hotel Waltoa escaped in their night clethes. Rumens of fatalities have not Mho estelillelisd. but mveraJ guests have not been located* The property loss Is estimate# at SMkt?<4.