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THE PRESIDENT UPHELD.
"ORDER XO. 78" APPROVED.
House Votes Money for It In Pass
ing the Pension Bill.
Washington. Feb. IS.— The House to-day
passed the Pension Appropriation bill, carrying
5135.250.100. The minority, led by Mr. Under
wood, made an Ineffectual effort to reduce the
aggregate of the appropriation no qp to exclude
Pensions allowed under "Order No. 78." •which,
it was stated, would involve about $4,5(X).000.
It vac contended that the order was without
authority of law. The minority insisted that
tho majority should bring ill a service pension
bill. .Mr. GfosTeoor defended th*- crdcr. and
Incidentally viewed the course of. the Demo
cratic candidate for the Presidency In the last
enmpaign. Mr Robtnacn sought to add a sec
tion to the bill giving a service pension, which
amendment Mr. Orosvenor characterized as
"buncombe" Mr. Benton. of Missouri; declared
that the majority bad decided against a service
pension bill last year because they did not want
to add $35,000.000 to the appropriation. The
bill was passed In the form In which it came
from the committee.
Mr. Van Voorhls. in charge of the bill, ex
plained that it carried the amount recommended
by the Pension Bureau.
Mr. Underwood said the bill about reached the
high water mark on pensions. He gave notice
that he would move to strike out .<4.."KK).O(K>, the
amount which, he said, was estimated as re
quired to pay pensions under Order No. 7S.
which became effective on April 18. 1904. Ho
contended that this order was not authorized by
law. and objected to paying pensions under it.
He said that the people who paid one-third the
taxes of the country were not opposing the pay
ing of pensions, but demanded that pensions be
paid under the law and not In violation of It.
Mr. Grosvenor defended Order No. 7S as in
line of lav.- and in line of justice. The President,
he said, had taken a satisfactory, wise and in
telligent view of the whole matter. Reviewing
the course of Judge Parker in the campaign, he
evoked laughter on the Republican side when he
said it was not his purpose to criticise Judge
Parker, as he had done a great service to the
country which every Republican could appreci
ate. He said he regretted his inability to put on
canvas a picture of the visages of the Demo
crats when they read Mr. Parker's reply on
being asked if he would revoke Order No. 78 If
elected President. He referred to Esopus as
"Soft Soapus," and said it had been found to bo
"Hard Soapus." and In one Instance, he said, the
President had I.oen found to be 3 better lawyer
than the ex-judge.
Mr. Cadei .'■• 1, In grett«d ?ha.t Mr.
Grosvenoi b that kind of an Hrgrument,
U; I the nun an the minority side did
not deetre to drag the bill into the mire of par
Mr. Gtosvcoor asked wlfich party had brought
[lisjllmi of Order No. 7S into the cam
Mr. Doderwood ?a!d if the majority wsnted
to give a service pension they should do it by
law. H< declared That th<-y should not have
the President do by unwarranted order what
they do boI dare do by law.
Mr. Gfllett defended Order No. 38.
Mr. Benton said there would not have been
twenty-five votes against a service pension bill
last year, but when it was found that it would
require an appropriation of $Jt8,000.000 the ma
jority thought it would hot be wise to Increase
appropriate to that extent. Order No. 78
followed. He said th« majority should tell the
aid soMters that they did not pass a service
pension bill; because they did not want to pay
In accordance with the notice served earlier,
Mr. Underwood sought to amend the hill by re
ducing the total appropriation to ?132,500,000,
but the amendment was rejected.
Mr. Robinson offered as an amendment a sec
tion providing a service pension of $12 a month
for all saidicfa who served ninety days.
Mr. Grosvenor characterized the amendment
as buncombe, and it was ruled out on a point of
The bill was then parsed without amendment.
The expedition made by S. J. Call, who, in
company with Lieutenants Jarvis and Berthoif,
of the revenue cutter service, went to the relief
of whalers at Point Barrow, Alaska, in the
winter of 1807- < was brought to the attention
of the House by a bill authorizing the President
to appoint B. J. Call a surgeon In the revenue
cutter service. Congress gave a gold medal to
Mr. Call for heroism displayed on the trip to the
Far North. The bill was passed.
Another bill was [Ml— fill authorizing the pro
motion of Lieutenant Thomas Mason to the
-grade of captain, without extra pay. in the rev
enue cutter service.
The bi!l authorizing the President to reinstate
In the United States Military Academy a former
cadet, Alexander G. Pendieton, jr.. of Arizona,
who was found guilty of hazing and dismissed,
was passed. The Committee on Military Affairs
did not regard the offence on which the cadet
was tried as hazing/ and favored reinstatement.
The Secretary of War indorsed the bill.
Under a special rule the House passed about
twenty-five private bUls.. . Adjournment was
taken until noon -morrow, when memorial ser
vices in honor of Senator Quay, of Pennsylvania,
Will be held. •
Charge d' Affaires Takes Letter from
Reyes to the President..
Y»*ash;nston. Feb. 18.— Colombia is again en
deavoring to reopen the Panama question and
reach an understanding with the United States.
Mr. Triana. the Colombian ChargS d' Affaires',
called on the President to-day by an" appoint
ment, arranged by Secretary Hay. and presented
to him a persona! letter from General Reyes,
President of Colombia. The President did not
commit himself further than to say that he
would be Rlad to confer with Secretary Hay and
send General Reyes a reply.
Tho text of the note is regarded as contiden
tlal. but it is understood that General Reyes ex
presses an earnest desire that the Washington
and Bogota governments shall come to a better
understanding, negotiate a treaty, and also de
vise boom adjustment of the relations between
Panama and Colombia. Several times before
Colombia has hinted at a plebiscite for Panama
to determine whether the Panamans wish to re
turn to Colombian .sovereignty. This govern
ment, however, baa never encouraged the sug
gestion, It is believed the* this would not be ab
sented to by the Washington government
It i, not believed that General Reyes suggests
any specific, solution of the Panama. quSlon
but his note deals generally with the mubZ* '
and is probably mtfn^eS £ foreranXL"*;
further and more dennit, negotiation™ "^ to
a late hour tnis evening tha note had not reVehed
the Mate Department from the White House
medicine for all bronchial af
fection*. Avoid Iruitutlous.
(firm fob arbitration.
"JJSIDEXT HAS A FLAX.
Hopes for Agreement as Result of
Second Hague Conference.
Washington. Feb 18.— President Roosevelt has
mot abandoned his idea of obtaining definite,
comprehensive and effective agreements as to a
scheme of international arbitration with the
leading powers of the world.
It will be his effort to have the subject so pre
sented to the attention of the second Hague
conference, which is to be held at the close of
the Russo-Japanese war, as to insure favorable
action of a character which will be binding on
all the powers signatory to the proposed new
convention. Instructions will be given vo the
representatives of the Unitefl States at the con
ference to press for such an agreement. The
details of the Instructions have not been worked
out yet, of course, as the time of holding the
conference has not been determined, but It is
understood that the effort of this country will be
to have the subjects which under the proposed
agreement may be Eiibmitted to arbitration
specified with s< .me deflnlteness.
Such an agreement, according to this view,
would be more effective than the general treat
ies entered into between the United States and
other countries individually. Notwithstanding
the action cf the Senate, therefore, in so amend
ing the treaties as to prevent the exchange of
ratifications, the President will endeavor to ob
tain even more tangible results through the plan
he now has in mind.
He discussed the subject of international arbi
tration to-day with Hayne Davis, of Now- York.
wh(. has made a study of the subject, and Rep
resentative Bartholdt, of Missouri, president
of the Interparliamentary Union. Mr. Roose
vi'it's callers found him confident that much
would be accomplished In the cause of arbitra
tion at the proposed conference at The Hague,
where, he believed, an arrangement could be
made for the arbitration of certain specified sub
jects to the exclusion of such others as might
cause internal friction in the countries affected
by the terms of the agreement, or strained rela
tions between any two of the powers signatory
to the results of the conference.
C II IX A SHOWS GOOD WILL.
Portrait of the Empress Dowager
Presented to President Roosevelt.
Washington. Fei>. 18.— Chentuog Liang-Cheng,
the Chinees Minister, to-day presented to President
Roosevelt an oil painting of the Empress Dowager
of China, The presentation, which was made an
a token of the good will of China for the United
States, and as pome recognition of the part this
country has played In the preservation thus far of
the integrity of the Chinese Empire, took place in
the Blue Room of the White House. It was at
tended by he formal exchange of felicitous ad
dresses by the Chinese Minister and the President.
Sir Liang addressed the President as follows:
Mr. President : In obedience to the command of
her inajeny the Empress Do wafer of China, I
have the honor to present to the government of
the United States of which you are the distin
guished and honored Chief Magistrate, the portrait
of her majesty which whs on exhibition at the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition, as a gift from
the imperial government of China.
The course of recent events in China has proved
to the world that on the disinterested friendship
of the United States China can place the firmest
reliance. In order to show in a signal manner
her appreciation of this friendship her majesty
has taken advantage of the opportunity afforded
by the celebration of the centennial anniversary
of the purchase by the. United States of the Terri
tory of Louisiana. It serins, therefore, fitting that
tbe portrait of her majesty should become the
property of the United States government as a
memorial of her aiiidintr interest in the welfare and
prosperity of the American people.
President Roosevelt replied as follows:
Mr. Minister: This i* for me a most agreeable
occasion. In delivering- to me, as a gift to the
United States, the portrait of her majesty the
Dowager Empress of China, which held a dis
tinguished place among the Chinese exhibits at
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, you have ap
propriately expressed the estimation of the dis
interested friendship of the United States which
is felt by the Imperial government, which In turn
testifies "its reciprocal reir&rd and esteem for this
country and it? people. It Is fitting that this
mutual friendship should exist and be maintained
and strengthened in all practicable ways, whether
!n the larger field of -international relations or by
I leasing incidents like that which brings us to
gether to-day. i am triad, therefore. In the name
of the government and people of the United States
to accept this portrait, which will bo placed In the
National Museum as a lasting memorial of the
good will which unites the two countries, and of
the strong Interest each feels in the other's well
bring and advancement. 1 beg that you will ap
propriately convey my thanks to her majesty,
with wishes for her health and happiness.
The painting will be hung in a conspicuous pla,?e
in the National Museum.
EXTENSION OF PNEUMATIC TUBES.
Expenditure Limited to $I,soo,oooWill
cox's Estimate Cut.
Washington, Feb. 18.— Postofnce Appropria
tion bill was reported to the Senate to-da-y. The
principal amendment of the bill as passed by the
House was that introduced by Senator Foraker
for the extension of the pneumatic tube service.
It provides for an increase of the appropriation
available under this bill from $500,000 to $800,000
and limits the total expenditures. Including exist
ing- contracts, to $1,600,000. it provides further
that all contracts for service shall be based on
competitive bidding, and- not exceed terms of ten
Hears. Tbe proposed increase of the appropriation
for rent, light and fuel which was asked by Post
master Wlllcox of New-York, in order to provide
for the establishment of four new substations in
that city, was limited to lIOO.OW. This will not
permit of the extensions desired, but It is under
stood that the appropriation will be largely avail
able for that city.
QUESTION JACKSON JURORS.
Member of Counsel to Charge That a Penny
Eipht of the jurors in tlie trial of Coroner MOSCH
J. Jackson wer<- closeted yesterday with Assistant
I Attorney Rand, who had charge of the
prosecution- It had been reported to the District
Attorn y's oSee that a member of Jaekson'a coun
f.c] hfi'3 V.een In communication with the counsel in
the Jersey City case before Judßp Illgginft. In
which th<> iury was alleged to have merhfid a
decision by tossing a penny. The Jersey c^lty case
was thrown out of court when tliiw became known.
It is under stood that the charge will be mnde
lliat thf iury in the Jackson case arrived at Its
verdict Qlecally in violation of the section of the
peni! code, which f-t:ites that a dectsion arrived nt
by lot or other illegal means »>hall be thrown out.
Mr. Rand believes that there was nothing 1 illegal
la the manner of arriving at a derision In the Jack-
AMERICANS RETURNING HERE.
London. Feb. IS.— Henry White, secretary of the
United States Embassy, and Miss White sailed for
New-York to-day from Southampton on board the
American Line steamer Philadelphia, Ambassador
Choate and the members of the United States Em
bassy bade them farewell at "Waterloo Station
Hear Admiral .and Mrs OVttdwlck were also pas
sengers on the Philadelphia.
The Cunard Line steamer Etrunia, which called
for New-York from Liverpool to-day, took among
her pses >mauH W. W R,,ekhill and Miss Rock hi 1 1.
BETHLEHEM STEEL ELECTIONS.
Announcement was made yesterday of th. elec
tion of representatives of the Bethlehem Steel Cor
poration to the boards of directors of the several
subsidiary companies of that corporation and. to of
.'■ial posts in those subsidiary nonostas Edward
M. Mcllvaln. president of the Bethleht m Steel Com-
becomes chairman of the board of the Har7ir.
ConSy.° f '"• b " ard Ot the l'-^l '-^rer ct P .C V
THEIUi is NOTHING NEW CSDEH THE SUV
. - BbMB QMS HAS SAID. '
He khooid roukult the 'Little Ad«. of tbo People ••
£uwetlmi£ new Micro erory Sunday.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 19. liW5.
PANAMA R. R. INQUIRY.
FEES OF COMMISSIOXERS.
Admiral Walker Explains Them —
Operations of Ihr Railroad.
Washington. Feb. 18.— The following extract from
the minutes of the Isthmian Canal Commission of
Its meeting held on October 11 last, explanatory of
the directors' fees taken from the Pcnnma RnUmmj
Company by members of the commiw-on. was laid
before the House Committee on Interstate and
Foreign Commerce at the close of Its hearing to
day by Chairman Hepburn, having been received
by him from Commissioners Marrod and Grunsky
In letters dat*d to-day:
The commissioners w«re also informed by the
chairman that at a recent conference with the
President tha matter in the attendance fees paid
to the directors attending meetings provided by
the bylaw/* of th« Panama Railroad Company was
referred to, nnd that tli* President <le«lred the com
mission to be informed that Mb order fixing the
compensation of the commissioners wbb not In
tended to prevent the acceptance of such f»e.
No action In the matter was taken by the com
mittee. The letter of Commissioner Grunsky In
close* a communication from him to Vice-President
Drake of the railroad company, of September 13
last, In which he return* unopened an envelope
containing his fee for the first meeting he attend**}.
He says he did not refuse the envelope at the time
it was handed to him. at the close of the meeting,
because he did not wish to embarrass his associates
on the commission. He says he could not construe
tha attendance fee as other than compensation and
must decline to accept it. Commissioner Grunsky
said that the words "the President" In the com
mission's minutes referred to President Roosevelt.
Regarding the question of fees for attendance
accepted by the Isthmian Canal Commissioners as
directors of the Panama Railroad. Admiral Walker,
chairman of the commission, to-day said;
Every corporation pays attendance fees to its di
rectors. hen the members of the Canal Com
mission were made directors of the Panama Rail
road Company this matter of the attendance fees
was taken up. Some of the commissioners thought
that they were entitled to thefle fees, and others
thought not. As chairman of the commission I
went to President Roosevelt and told him that,
under the President's order, there was a difference
of opinion among the member* of the Canal Com
mission as to whether they should accent attend
ance fees. The President said that these fees
should be taken as a matter of course, and that
the matter was too email to talk about. At the
next meeting of the commission I told what the
President had said. AH of the members of the
Canal Commission did take fees. There have been
tvfo meeting* a month. There is no law that pro
hibits the members of the commission from accept
ing such fees. The only hesitation was as to the
terms of the President order, and when we went
to him on the subject he said that he had had no
intention to stop these foes. One day a New- York
man met me, told me he owned A hundred shares
of tho stock, and wanted to know if I wanted to
buy them. 1 consulted Secretary Taft, and he. said
that we had better buy the stock, and I told
him that we should pay for it at par. Secretary
Taft agreed to this, favoring our purchase of the
stock. I arranged for the purchase, the stock was
turned over to me and the treasurer of the com
mission. Admiral Kenny, paid 910,000 for it. I gave
six of the phares to the other members of the
commission (that Is one to each), and I. had ninety
four left in myi name as chairman. Then I bought
an additional odd share. All this stock Is lic'ld in
trust for the United States. All of these shares
belong to the government, and no member of the
commission holds any of the stoclt personally or
to his own profit in any way. The first dividend
was recently declared and the <!hecH« thereunder
arrived for the commissioners who were here in the
city. Secretary Taft Bfild to Indorse them to him
as Secretary of War. and that he would Indorse
them over to the Sfccretatry of the Treasury. This
has been done. That Is all there in of it.
FEES PAID TO COMMISSIONERS.
Vice-President Drake resumed his testimony
when the hearing began. Chairman Hepburn im
mediately took up the question of payments for at
tendance on the meetings of the board of directors
and of the executive committee of the company by
members of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
"Do you keep a record of the meetings of the
board of directors?" he asked.
"I do." answered Mr. Drake.
"Do you keep a record of the meetings of the
executive board?" • . ■ . .' .
"A full and complete record of every meeting
"Have you that with your*
"Do those records dhow the attendance?"
"How many meetings of either of those boards
have been attended by the directors who are mem
bers of the Isthmian Canal Commission?"
"All of the meetings of the board* have been
attended by members of the commission."
"Have members of the commission on each oc
casion received their fees for attendance?"
"They have, sir."
"Who. as you now remember?"
"All of them except General Davis, who is out
of the country."
"Were any of them members of the executive
"Mr. Parsons Is a member of the executive
"Did he receive bis fees for that?"
Mr. Drake said that the non-resident directors
were not allowed mileage, and denied that any
of the members of the Isthmian Canal Commission
ever received their travelling expenses from his
Continuing, the witness said that the meetings
of the beard of directors and of the executive com
mittee are rarely held on the same day. and that
the fee for attendance of the members of these
two boards was determined by resolution of th«
executive committee six or seven years ago.
"Hub any change been made in the salaries or
compensation to officers of the company since
January, 1802?" the witness was asked.
"None, except to subordinate employee."
"Can you furnish the committee with an itemized
statement showing the amounts that have been
paid to gentlemen who are members of th* Isth
mian Canal Commission for their attendance at
the board meetings of these two boards? "
"Yes, I will. There Is a perfect, detailed account
of every penny spent by the company."
Mr. Drake added that he would Include In that
statement tho dividends paid to them, and that
It would be practicable for him to bring the record
of the transactions of these two boards.
This closed for the time this feature of the in
Mr. Mann then inquired regarding 'he steamship
connections of the company, and rates, both of
steamship and railroad.
Speaking of the 1250,000 paid to Colombia each
year. Mr. Drake said he understood it would be
necessary to pay this sum ns long as the conces
sion ran, which would be until ISO. This money,
he said, is now to h* paid to Panama. It was Mr.
Drake's opinion that the railroad would continue
to do business and be an Important factor when
the canal is constructed.
Mr. Lovertng referred again to the board of di
rectors and asked what was the specific work dono
by the board. The answer was that It dealt with
all questions of policy, the approval of contracts
nnd traffic agreements* the operation of the road
and the increase of facilities.'
Mr. Drake suggested that there Is no board
whoso members have a higher standing. Reply
ing to Mr. Wanjjar. he said that the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company owned the continuing
Interest in the Pacific Mail Company.
Mr. Drake expressed the opinion that the offices
of the company should not be moved from New-
York to Panama.
MR. CROMWELL GIVES EVIDENCE.
William Nelson Cromwell, general counsel for
the Panama Railroad Company for the last fifteen
years, followed Mr. Drake. He sold 1,,. negotiated
the transfer of the slock of the company and was
engaged in acquiring, under Instructions from the
Secretary of War. the outstanding stock of the
company for the government. Mr. Cromwell had
bought thirty shares of the stock for himself sev
eral years ago.
"Have you transferred those shares to the United
States?" asked Mr. Townnend.
•Twenty-nine of them. X have retained one share
on a qualification ad a director."
Mr. Cromwell said that the Panama Railroad
Company positively had no connection whatever
with the transcontinental railway* of this country.
"'Have any dividends teen declared by the com
pan] ilnce members of the Canal Commission be
cr.iw members of the board of directors?" asked
'"One, the. 5 per cent dividend of February l
"What was the share of the government divi
dend/ - ask«d Mr. Ksch. l Q "'
"The United States received in eatih. on February
1. thin year, the sum of 53M.925." v*u * y
"To whom wan that paid?" asked Mr Townaand
All of this bum was paid by check to the Secre
tary of War a* a dividend on the stock standing in
hit* name, with the exception of thn dividend on
ninety-four elmrea In the name of Admiral WalU»r
chairman of tho Canal Commission, which dividend
■rat paid to him directly. The. dividend on the
Other remaining seven shares was paid directly to
the order of the Bt-vtn gentlemen In whose name
they respectively stand." .-■;. - __.
Mr. Cromwell explained that he had purchased
6,886 shiires of thia stock for the government.
"Slno, then," he continued, "th* Isthmian Canal
Commission has purchased 101 shares. making the
present ownortihip of the government 6,957 snares,
and leaving outstanding 1,013 shares.
-You Include in the seven those shares held in
dividually by tho member* of the Canal Commis
sion,,"" asked Mr. Townsend. r V
Mr. Cromwell then said that Admiral Walker had
individually first acquired one shnre of the stock
of the railroad to qualify him as a director He
had afterward purchased In the open market ICO
shares for the commission and transferred one
share to each of the other seven members Of the
commission, leaving ninety-four shares In his name.
Mr. Townsend asked Mr. Cromwell If he had been
consulted in regard to the payment of per diem
fees to the director commissioners, and he replied
that he had not. . . . _ . ..
Mr. Cromwell went Into an extended account of
tho operation of the road, from the point or view
of its earning capacity. He regarded it as an ex
cellent paying railroad property, in comparison
with any road in the United States. It began oper
ations In IW2. and has earned from that time to
November 30. 1904. 538.858.264. In 1867 It assumed a
bonded indebtedness of $4,000,000. to mature in 189..
At the latter date these. bondH were all taken up
and a new debt of ROOO.OOO was assumed. This lat
ter dabt has been reduced by application of the
earnings of the road to the acquisition^ of bonds
until at present It amounts to $2,372,000. These
bonds bear Interest at ♦& per cent. Mr. (.Tom
well Bald that in his capacity as one of the fiscal
commissioners of the Panama government, he had
Invested t1.000.000 of the funds of that government
in these bonds. Ho was strongly averse, If the well
being of the road was to be considered, to dlscon
tliiufnr the operation of the steamship line from
New- York to Colon * . . ».
Attention was called to the fixed charges which
It was necessary for the road to earn continually.
These at present amount to |500,c<» a y ea *j m From
this they will be gradually reduce.l to «W.<W a
year, at "which figure they will remain indefinitely.
These fixed charges consist of an annual payment
of $250,000 a year under agreement to Colombia, but
actually until 1808 this obligation will be met by
the retirement of certain bonds which were Issued
in contemplation of this charge. However, this an
nual sum will have to be paid after that time under
the treaty with Panama as an annual subsidy to
that government on account of the road. The other
portion of the, fixed charge consists of the 4M, per
cent Interest and slrking fund on the bonded in
debtedness, amounting: to rt&O.OCO annually. These
bond's mature in 1937.
ONE NEW STATE LIKELY
Fight Majf End in Admission of
Oklahoma and Indian Territory.
[mOM THE TRIBINB BrnKAfl
Washington, Feb. 18— The admission of a
single State, consisting of th« Territories of
Oklahoma and Indian Territory, now seemß
likely to be the outcome of the prolonged State
hood fight of this session of Congress. It is con
ceded by friends of the House hill that it has
no chance of acceptance in the Senate, while
it is equally certain that the measure which
passed the Senate will not be accepted by the
House. The only hope for any legislation,
therefore, lies In a compromise which can only
take the form of striking from the bill all ref
erence to Arizona and New-Mexico and admit
ting a single State to the Union.
The brief debate In the Senate to-day over the
proposition to appoint conferreeß on the State
hood bill gave evidence of the bitter foellng
which exists on this question, and Senators
Foraker and Teller made it evident that they
and their followers would not he«ltate to fili
buster rather than permit the House bill to
become a law. It is unusual for Senators open
ly to announce their Intention to filibuster, but
it is felt that the existing circumstances war
rant unusual methods. Those opposed to the
House bill declare that the Speaker defeated
the wish of a majority of the lower chajnber
and that In his action lies the excuse for any
tactics which they may adopt.
Almost immediately after the legislative ses
sion began the clerk of the House appeared
with the announcement of the action of the
House on the Statehood bill. Mr. Beveridge
moved that the Senate Insist on its amend
ments and agree to the conference asked. This
caused considerable diecußSion as to the rules
of procedure In such ca«es, Messrs. Gorman
and Teller antagonixlnß the motion, while
Messrs. Beveridge. Lodge. Allison and Spooner
Mr. Foraker requested a postponement until
Monday, and when Mr. Beveridge objected the
Ohio Senator said with much feeling:
"If compelled to consider the matter now we
will consider it, and we will keep on consider
ing It, asking no favor und granting none."
It was evident from the utterances which came
from other opponents of Joint Statehood that
they were ir hearty accord.
"That's what we'll do." said Mr. Teller.
Let's go on with the nght," echoed Mr. Black
Mr. Beveridge then yielded, saying that his
only object had been to get the two houses
Mr. Nelson said that while he was willing
that the bill should go over he objected to the
threat contained in Mr. Foraker's remark-
Mr. Foraker replied that he chose his own
words, and further said that the Statehood bill
two years ago was held up by Senators who
arc now exhibiting haste.
■'Aril' under threats," remarked Mr. Galllnger.
"Yes." assented Mr. Foraker, "threats that the
bill could not pass.
There being no other objection, further con
sideration of the bill wps postponed until Mon
Mr. Teller presented and had read a protest
from tho Cot'-rndo Legislature against the union
of New-Mexico and Arizona as one State.
IN MEMORY OF MR. QUAY.
Eulogies Delivered by Many
[FnOM THE TRTPI-NE BI'KEAU.I
Washington, Feb. IS. — Unmindful of the rush
incident to the closing hours of a Congress, re
gardless of a crowded calendar and forgetful
of tedious Impeachment proceedings, the Sen
ate laid aside its business to-day and devoted
the greater part of Its session to tributes to a
dead colleague. Eighteen eulogies were pro
nounced on Matthew Stanley Quay, late Senator
from Pennsylvania, among them being a short
but eloquent tribute paid by Senator Knox,
this being his fir*t speech In the Senate.
One of the most beautiful testimonials to the
services of the late Senator was that paid by
Senator Foraker, and Senator Spooner. sneak
ing extemporaneously and with much feeling,
brought tears to many eyes. Senator Daniel,
of Virginia, delivered a polished address, and
Senator Penrose, who was first to speak, dwelt
lovingly on the many admirable characteristics
of his late colleague and beloved friend. Sena
tor Fairbanks spoke with much feeling. The
other Senators who spoke were Messrs. Scott.
<»alling«r. McLaurln. Hansbrough, Stewart,
Dubojs. Clark, of Wyoming: Perkins. Nelson.
Cockrell and Morgan. In the absence of Mr.
Platt, of New-York, Mr. Penrose asked that
his address be printed, and the request was
granted. The Senate adjourned as a further
ni&rk of respect to Mr. Quay's memory.
MISS ELLIS JEFFREYS ARRIVES.
Miss Ellis Jeffreys, an English actrpss. arrived on
the Campania yesterday. The customs officials sus
tained a distinct shock on opening the flrsjt of her
two doacn trunks. Lying in the uppermost tray
were ropes of pearls, necklaces of diamonds and
emeralds, a diamond studded coronet, a tiara and a
lot of unclassified gums. Miss Jeffreys and her
representative hastened to explain that the pre
sumably precious stones were for stage purposes
only, to be worn In conjunction with a costume
which is a copy of Queen Alexandra's court gown.
Mi«s Jeffreys has come to America to play the role
of Queen Sontu In "Tho Prince Consort." Her
gown and the stage jewels cost more than $3,000.
The present is Miss Jeffrey»'e first visit to Am. r
iea .is a star. Her tiigaKomfnt begins at the New-
Am6t«»rdum Theatre on March 0, under the direc
tion of Llebler * Co. Her stage career hc-gan with
Sir Charles Wyndham at the Criterion heat re
.London. Her present play. "The Prince Consort."
la an adaptation from tho French by William
Boosey and Cosmo Gordon Lennox. The play had
a continuous run of a year and a half In l'arist
Herbert Sleuth, who cam* over with Miss Jef
freys. Is generally referred to as the "millionaire
actor." He bring* with him a string of running
CONFER WITH CIVIC FEDERATION.
A conference lasting six hours took plate venter
day at No. 381 4th-ave.. between the conciliation
committee of the New-York Civic Federation and a
committee of the Central Federated Union Th
Central Federated Hnlon committee «s| nnn nir,»^
to try to set the conciliation oommltteJll. ppolnt /
Influence to end tho building lockout. «*° ÜBe v*u *
FRENCH NOW A SEROKANT
IX WmCMVITIXG SERVICE.
Asks British Consul Not to Make
Any More Fuss About Him.
Quick promotion has fallen to the lot of Arthur
Reginald French, heir to the title and estate Of
Baron de Freynr. of County Roscommon. Ire
land, who Mysteriously disappeared from the
Hotel St. D«nls on January 10. and has since
been found at Fort Slocum. whither he went
after enllstip.fr. .
French was a reserve lieutenant in the British
army, and he had not been at the fort long be
fore his tine carriage and expert drill tactics
caught the eye of his superior officers. On
Friday. Just before hi* Identity was discovered
by the newspapers, he was promoted to be act-
Ing first sergeant of recruits. He Is attached to
the Sth United Stater. Infantry. »whlch Is being
recruited at the fort, and he will have charge of
the morning drill of recruits of Company A. :
His comrades, with whom he Is popular, say
that his promotion Is only the first step up the
ladder, and that they expect him to get a com
mission before a great while. They base their
belief that he will become an office^ on. the fact
that he received a thorough military education
at Sandhurst. England, where he was sent by
his father, who was colonel of the Connaught
Rangers, and that he is a splendid drill master,
and ought to be able to get a high rating at the
examinations for officers.
Sergeant French was the object of great curt
osity yesterday among the soldiers of the fort
when they learned his identity. When he ap
peared on the parade grounds to drill a squad of
recruits, who are to be sent to Columbus Bar
racks, all the soldiers not on post feathered about
to watch him. The soldiers of French's com
pany speak nf him in friendly terms, and say he
is one of the most democratic comrades they
Sergeant French said yesterday that he came
to this country to go to Canada and join the
mounted police, but. hearing that the climate
trier* was too cold, he decided It would be het
ter to join the limited States Army. He had
expected to go to his uncle's ranch it) Mexico,
but. after waiting a few days arul receiving no
answer to a telegram that he sent to him. In
quiring about the best route by which to reach
that country, lie went to a recruiting station in
Sixth-aye., where he donned the uniform at L*r.< !e
Sam and set out for Fort Slocum with a detach
ment of other recruits.
"I left my belonging!? at the St. Denis," aaid
he. "I owed them a few dollars, and I thought
the value of the traps would cover it. I am
sorry that there has be^n so much ado about
my movements, but I suppose it is my own
fault. I should have written to my people to tell
them where 1 am. I have just written to the
British Consul, asking him to take no further
steps to ascertain my whereabouts, aa I like the
service and am perfectly content to remain
where I am."
It was stated at the office of the Brftlsh con
sulate yesterdpy by one of the attaches that the
missing Arthur Reginald French had not been
officially found, although It was understood that
a man answering his description had been found
at Fort Slocum.
"We have receiver! no official communication
from the local police authorities." continued the
attache, "regarding the finding of the young
man. It may or may not be he. According to
the reports we have read, it seems that the
young man refused to talk at Fort Slocum, and
there may he a mistake."
It was said that as he had retired from the
British army he had a perfect right to enlist in
the T'nited States Army.
BESPEAKS AID OF V. S,
Count Says Wilhelmina May Be
Holland*? Last Queen. - '
Count Limburg-Stirum. of Holland, speaking at
The Strollers* Sports dinner last night, declared
that Queen Wilhelmina might be the last female
sovereign of Holland, and bespoke America's aid
and sympathy for that country should sh* ever
need it. .•».« need she might.
Findley Douglas, the ex-golf champion, paid a
warm tribute to Ftank. CtCQker, ,who h^d been
present at the last Sports Uinner.'' **f I * ' '
"Mr. Croker," said the speaker, "lost his life in
a very noble manner. We are glad to know that
at a critical moment he did not think of himself
first." Mr. Douglas thought golf had become a
standard American game. . .:. ..
George Brook, the former Pennsylvania fullback,
expected that next year would see more open foot
Robert C. Sands, the Strollers' president, presid
ed. Edward Fales Coward acting as toastmaster.
Some one hundred members and guests were prea
ent at the dinner, which was considered the most
successful Sports affair ever given.
Other speakers wer=> Alexander Moffat. of Prinee
tcn: Alexander. Cameron. jr.. captain' of t)ie Yale
crew of Hsl; Mr. Gray, of District Attorney Je
rome's office, who inquired it he hail been asked to
speak of sport because his office was "pretty
Rood at Dodging Morse." and J. Beaver" Page.
Police Commissioner McAdoo s«n a telegram of
Magistrate Cornell, Charles G. Meyer. P. Chnun
cey Anderson, <>Kd-»n Mills Reid, and Ralph Ives
were among the guests. •
The exhibition of jiu ,litsu given by Professor
Hlgashi and four of his pupils elicited much ap
TO STOP WEAKING OF BIRDS.
General Prosecution of Milliners in Massa
chusetts likely, ..,,.'.
Boston. Feb. 13.— A general prosecution of milli
ners is likely, the State. Fish and Game Commis
sioners announced to-day, unless there Is a "dis
continuance of the violation of the laws prohibiting
the sale of song birds, for their plumage. Deputies
of the board have reported 2.107 cases of violations
of the statute* by mijltnerg in New-Bedford, Taun
ton and Fall River.
They report also that the birds are sent from
Boston. New- York and other cities, and that the
wearing of plumage of song bird;, Is a common
thing nmong the women in the southeastern district
of Massachusetts. Mlliners have been w.-rned th-it
the board will now enforce the law. which provides
a fine of $'<> for each violation. • -
REFEREE NAMED IN FURSMAN CASE.
Ex-Justice Lawrence, of the Supreme Court, was
appointed yesterday referee to take testimony ana
report In the action brought by John Schwarzkopf
against hla former partner. ex-Justice Fursman.
for an accounting- Mr. Fursman. after he left the
Supreme Court bench, formed" a partnership with
John J. Little and John Schwarzkopf, the nrm>
brine known as Fursman. Little & Schwarzkopf.
The firm was dissolved some months ago. and an
order for the arrest of the thre<- partners was ob
tained In a suit brought by the wife of a lawyer
named Blrnbaum. Birnbaura subsequently was
convicted of . manufacturing suits agninst the
Metropolitan Street Railway Company He h.d
ffi5SW:jKK± arVsfeV I^^ «M"
CARTER COLLECTION ON VIEW.
On fre*. view, day and evening, including Wash
ington's Birthday, but excepting t,.-day at the
American Art naMteiie. in Madison Square South
ore some engravings r.«l ending* collected by th«<
late Walter 8. Carter. The collection, together" with
Mr. Carter tine art. New-Eaglena «enc-alo y and
other books, Including the Groii-r publications wllh
he sold on Thursday. Friday end Saturday at S
p. m. On exhibition at the hum place and to cc
sold, by -order of Vttall B. ; ,«n««t, of rVirl.,. on th*
same days, at 2:30 i- m.. are some Venetian <;,.ti.i.'
velvets, old Flemish tapestries, rare It Sllan velourH
Spanish and Italian 'embroideries. French and
VenaUkn brocades ar.d Bom« old Wnetian. ZlvL
dvi? thVSai^* laceß : TWas 8 gkjKSjfi **|
IT» A HIUHE TO DO It| , £
but If. ••■■ do n-.l ujnl uu> ihi;i 8 > ,„. llfllr advrr^
tlsrmrntM in. the '" — .-«4uau.. ... ... . *** uct «., a
pato for futur* nerdi. El -
The Financial World.
Recognition is genera! that security mar:, -I
strength Is th* direct lo#!c;jt sequel of Nation i!
prosperity. However, there are still some dous
ing Thomases who question the existence ot
prosperity. Let the evidence be examined. Ta.. i
those primary statistics which reveal the con
dition of the plain people— none are more trust
worthy than deposits In savings banks — ar.d
these show enlargement during the past •*
years all over the country to an unprecedented
extent. other familiar tests, such as post it
revenues, money order Issues and the writing <*
new Ufa Insurance policies, all tell In no uncer
tain tones that the people have money to aver. I
and are spending It— expansion being: the ord- % r
of tho day.
Coming to larger and more condensed statistic*,
railroad earnings are of high significance. Com
parison'with 1902. when security market values
reached the last average high point, reveals th^
amazing fart that, compared with that year,
last year's earning* show an increase of 13
per cent, while capitalization has Increased or.r
3 per cent — an unexampled growth of earning
power. And earnings are still on the ascend
ing Bcale. signally testified to by th« report "f
Erie for the quarter ended December 31—show
ing an increase in its surplus approximating
$7r.0,00a.. ,<;. ... ~
What is the testimony of .commodity mark**- *
With the single exception or a decline lit cottoj.
which apparently, has terminated, every great
staple crop harvested in 1004 has been sold at
the highest prices known for — even cotto'.i
Itself on the average for the crop having been
marketed pr«nta>ly ro producers. - Inevitable is
the deduction that the agricultural community
enjoys prosperity unparalleled. '"'-■'
Convincing evidence Is furnished by th* enor
mous _ accumulation of funds at "an financial
centres, forcing loaning rates down to the lowest
known and actually Inducing extension of
credits- to foreign borrowers, which Is the ex
planation of the gold export movement In prog
res». This is perhaps the most notable—cer
tainly the most novel— evidence of American
prosperity. We are becoming a creditor nation
not only through trade operations, but by tIM
actual lending of money, which can find moi<s
profitable employment abroad then at home.
Union Pacific and related t.^ues were the feat
ures in Stock Exchange transactions* at the clos*
of th" \ve*W— all making new high record*.
That something- extraordinary impend* in tha
quarter is beyond doubt. Sensationalists ar*
weaving weird theories of competitive bu- • |
for control, and corners and the like. The fl -
that Northern Securities and Of—l Northern
and other similarly situated properties have fg
ured conspicuously in the activity and advances
gives, of* course, larger consequence to the Union
Pacific rise than otherwise might be the case.
What is difficult to understand 13 why |s»ua
should be any wonder whatsoever that Union
Pacific stock approximates 130— It is intrinsically
worth much more. As was shown In this re
view some time ago. when the stock was around
par. Union Pacific development has reached a
point where the property earns through incom*
from Investment a sum materially beyond ail
that is lequired for th*» dividends It pays —
ing the vast net profits from railway operation
as so much actual surplus. And as a record]
like this was never known before, anything els«
than Union Pacifies improvement In market
value would be illogical. Reason for wonde*
there is— but it is wonder merely that Unioi*
Pacific market values have not before this be
gun to approximate in quotations something
like their fair and indisputable worth. Ant
Union Pacific stands conspicuous as a lustrou-t
testimonial to the national fact that history
records no previous development comparable t>
.the. growth of the last decade in the United
States. - .,.„... — .. ;
Ai in Union Pacific, so in other standard is
sues decided improvement in value must result
from the vastly better business conditions now
•.established.: T&k<\ .for example, -what cms on
in the plans which propose the merger of th<>
Northwest and Omaha, the latter having been
placed upon dividend equality with Northwest,
preliminary to what will be practically the
consolidation of the corporation into one prop
erty—this independent of the new control which
is ahead for the combined corporations, a con
trol wherein Vanderbllt and Standard Oil finan
ciers have finally agreed even upon details.
Omaha's development makes a record with
which only Union Pacific can be compared.
During the past seven years gross earnings ■ its.
increased "l» per cent and net earnings have
increased 4S per cent, while funded debt has in
creased less than 9 per cent and fixed charge
barely mere than 3 per cent, and this coinci
dent with the fact that the company has galr.ej
during this period more than one hundred miles
of new mail, paying for it out of earnings.
Earnings upon Omaha common stock for r^ 3*3 *
last full y»ar officially reported was over 1«> : 3
per cent, and this despite the fact that millions
are taken out of earnings for extraordinary ex
pepses — for consmictton and the acquirement of
new property. Few Vanderbllt accomplis^
ments compare with this, which puts Omaha
upon equality with Chicago and North-western;
and it will not be surprising to see Omaha stock
soon approximate Northwest in market value.
It may be that the market will have special
ties far features for some time to come. There
are indications of readiness upon the part of
!»e.venU groups of operators to take hold of cer
tain issues that have been neglected In the
market's expansion. Texas Pacific and St. Louis
Southwestern in the Gould list. Peoria, Eastern
and Nickel Plate among the Vanderbilts. with
Corn I*rudU(.ts and United States Steel common
of the industrials, may figure conspicuously in
such a movement.
Finally Chicago and Great Western, too, seems
ready to advance toward the- materially higher
market value which Intrinsic- -worth warrants.
In 800 common. Mexican Central and Kansas
City Southern there are significant purchases
for* forrjisn account. It Is now practically
agreed that Kansas City Southern preferred can
go this Spring upon a 4 per cent dividend basis.
Federal Smelting - stock, to which attention
wits directed- in, this- review last Sunday, has
advanced over l."» points this week— a movement
natural enough in m '« of the fact that It be
comes known that Federal common stock is to
go upon a regular 10 per cent dividend basis.
The Federnl Smelting Company Is a corporation
whose- earnings have become simply phenom
enal— amply warranting th*» op*n identification
of Qeorg? j Gould and John D." Rockefeller with,
the property. The Company produces approxi
mately half of the lead of the world — and* is
conducting negotiations, which, when success
fully concluded, will make th ■ Federal actually
controlling in the lead -market* here and
throughout Europe — a condition becoming »x
ceptionally- Important, by nMSMI •! the fact
that electrical . development is increasing uses
for lead at a rate and In volume never hitherto
The Federal Company's earnings have tor
some time past been running y.bove l"-jr».iW»» net
per month--? l.."»0t>,000 per year The company's
entire outstanding capitalization is $I.\(V*>.oo»\
of - whtvU— £UUXAMXH> is ir«n>i»»eiae,i by. 7 per
cent preferred stork, with $r>.tXX >.ooO common.
Dividends upon Slt>,Oot*.o»H>"prrf>rT*d stock re
quire $7<X>.«*n>. leaving $i^>»M*K» net profit upon
the S.",«ihm»N> common— lt", . per cent. These
earnings, moreover, nr<* about to be Increased
largely through the operations »f new British
Columbia properties, official calculations being
that such additions wlUTalhount. at least to
$*_T».(>iX> per month— sTJH>,Oy«v. per year — making
$I.HX>.OOO of net profits available for the com
mon stock— '£l per cent.
Under sack circumstances it Is, of coarse,
readily appreciated why the common stock divi
dend Is' now to~be Uf fedTo lrt per 'cent— evrn
tills iii.-r«v» V-- tfavins. k un» > per year for sur
plus account— added to th* fund already beyond
«I.SS<MM) of cash on hand. -. -
Comprehension of telling statistics like the.' »
makes clear the naturalness, of thejise Federal
shrfrfc* .h>Ve_:2mM thU wmW nsmMni It clear, too
that further advance is warranted,
~" H AI.LAWAT.