BATE RILL PROGRESS.
Outlook for Agreement Bright—
Plan to Hasten Litigation.
ITram Ttr- TrtbUT>». Bureau I
Washington. Feb. 50. — Conference arr.on?
Senators end between Senators and the Presi
dent over the Railroad Bate bill were the order
aj the da? to-day, in preparation for the serious
•ffort next Friday to reach the lor* sought
agreement 'n committee. While it cannot be
raid to-r.Jsrhr that any definite decision has been
reached, prr>rre«>!« ran be recorded, and th* out
look stil! i« bright for th- concurrence of the
Republican* on a practical measure of legriFla
Senators Spooler and Knox were foremost to
<s»v IB the conference* over proposed amend
ments to th- Hepburn MIL It would probably be
a puess not far out of the way to nay that these
two Senator* will practically frame the basis of
the MB finally to be agreed upon in committee
Both have the confidence of the President, and
they are regarded a* two of the best legal minds
In the. Senate.
It is regarded a? virtually assured that the
perfected hill will contain two Important amend
ments of its present form, namely:
Specific provision for review by the courts of
the action of the Interstate Commerce Comm
No *ÜBpen*ion of the rate fixed by the com
mission pending the review by the courts.
Senator Knoj ha* been examining all the ,
State Railway Commission laws, and has found
that In every instance provision li made either
for review 1-v a court or 6ome oth*>r method of
recourse for the railroads. These precedents of
Stat* laws already in operation will be urged in
»>ehalf of the pica for a judicial review provision
in the Hepburn MIL
pom« Senators are pressing for an amendment .
•which will prohibit the. case on appeal from com
ing up de novo Thus far it has been found
Impracticable to draw such a paragraph It Is
meal that th" Ml! cannot restrict the courts in
their procedure ••" prevent then from taking the
cms* de novo if they think that proceeding Justi-
MM*; In other words, that the courts cannot be
One cr*a' bugbear In the plans for the Judicial
review is th« fear that ejidle>« litigation may
#ri*ue when the court* take the case« on appeal
*rom the commission When that contingency
Is mm** '' Is answered that If the. rate fixed by
the i \lmtm If not suspended pending re
0% mmt the railroads will be M anxious for speedy
decision a? the shipper*, because it la assumed
they will be op-rat Ing under 'he lower rate
named by th» commission. It is thought that
If pressure to exerted to have the new and lower
rate suspended pending im%tm, it will be neres
fary- to require the railroads to give, a bond to
ib* BMrt to reimburse the shippers in MM the
decision of th. «-ourt go»s against the railroads
This explanation v I!! give some idea of the
character of the negotiations now going on.
They are en'lrelv Jeeral and some technical,
though going to the heart of the controversy at
the same time. The feature of the situation en- .
rou raging to the friends of the administration ,
i* the evident sincerity of the Senate in the ef
fort to draw an adequate railroad rate regula
tion bill Th«»re is no suspicion of hostility to
the general* plan of the President, or intimation j
r»f treachery in the preparation of the bill. j
The railroads seem resigned to the inevitable
prospect of having to fare a bill, and have j
ceasM trying to block the administration's plans.
It is apparent that they will make their last
fltht In the courts, and this fact makes It all the
more important. Senators say. that the. greatest
care should be exercised In drafting the measure
to leave no loopholes invalidating the law.
APPROVE COAL IXQUIRV.
House Committee Decides to Report
Wash'/.g'-on. Feb. 20— By unanimous vote the
Hous* Committee or> Inter??a •» and Foreign
fimmerc' decided »«-«iay to make a favorable
report on the Til!man resolution a? amended by
the sub-committe". consisting of Representa
iM Hepburn, of lowa. Townser.4. «C Michigan,
•nd AdsniFon. of Georgia In it? amended form
th* resolution provides for the investigation by
the Interstate Commerce Commission of "rail
road aiscrirr.lnsnor.s and monopolies in coal and
The c«T>r>roTnl»* measure l!« a combination of
th« mow <31!;espie and Campbell resolutions.
II retains 'he number and title of the Tlllman
BMBtadPB. but narrows it by striking out the
proposed In\fftigAtlon of monopolies and dis
crirr.lnH'ion? in all produ'-ts hauled by railway*
The BMUOra it broader than th» mil— yii reso
lution, iii that it includes all BBS], while the
Olliefpie resolution related only to bituminous
coal, and 1' practically Include* the Cample!)
BtMtStlOa by extending the investigation to oil.
CfX4£ ROADS XOT HURT?
Uvthrarite Raikcay* Say Decision
Doesn't Apply to Them.
f < *. rr^ fftMa ,. , -r th , antkracHe coal roads did
no' reem H ull disturbed yesterday over the 4*.
cflon cf the L ait«d Stajes Supreme Court in the
' ipeato sr-d Ofale coal case They hold that It
Vis im beirinr or. theft reads
r>a ' WUfclM*. pr^lder.t of Ins Delawar- and
Hudson Comparv. »ho «a» mimsili ssnnsal for
•" company, and m-a* counsel for the coal road;
as* th* Tim* of Iha !«?t strike of th*. miners, raid:
'I have read th* opinion af Ins Vnlt«<j States Su
rr-me Court ttftUOw. ar.d It is my Judgment that
V ha.- no win* on the hard cent roads" Robert
v- r> PWsst. »f r> ,v. rr . M Brother*, counsel for
tri» Reacinr »r«i tne Jersey rentra] railroads
S*T>e*c: m:th hi* conr-luslon
Another well ksisu authority or :he i» M i richts
cf co.l rods MM: - rh . is distfncJy *l!
vorabl« to herd co a , ,^ df . a 8 lf ZtT^T^
In m cinr.ot be iruejf*r«J with "
A nllroidl.irw who ha.* read th. opinion ca r <>.
fuJly Ml « that «n» rf Qm HHi.mu^ r-.tr.-s of the
opinion which tn:*ht h* r ,v. r v.-. h 8B that* £
Vmi«4 itMes ■ujl m, Omm <j«<-:4m thllt an ™
junction did not hold ,inW» j t B p^i flcaUy " "'
Ifl.t 01 thAt srai cawtjsjnsd of " beint Lntrary
William H nsnirt i aiiaHiMi of the Lack-,
amams Rifhul Mia last rfg ht that th^ rJpht , „'
m. r*Jlrr*d la <~v essJ Ur,iP aT,d deal in c«al de T
penned entirely upon th« charter « the p ar , v
"Our road, uixfler «n old Pennsylvania charter
he raid, 'has it* rlrht 10 huy trarsport and I*ll
cu*l. 1 presume the Chesapeak-' ar.4 Oiji o RajJ _
load Company ha* no such rights in its charter
Until 1 snM »?.r cptnlcn of th« court carefully i
would n«t m to Ftate what effect the decision
may liav« en ether roafi« "
In ragnrd ts ins previous dseMens ■ the La<>ka
wannn nnd Ivehl«h <ases. in whJ'-h th» Intemt««e
rornrn»re« Commiefion had r*f'ip*<3 to interfere lx
os-us* tri*se ro*d* were empowered by thf-lr char
t-rs tr de^l :n coal, md which the Supreme Couri
Owi*rc« b'.nfiJr.K. Mr. . adale said he had not
By ihc Call, Day, Week or Month
*riu or 'phon« tot illustrated bookitt
jivinj Iv:! informition tna r*fe»
New York Transportation Co.
hth Avenue and 4Vth Street
TELEPHONE 2i". COLUMBUS
h«-«rd of any f.uch capes. Ehen B. Thomas. pre«l
<J*nt of the L*high. also said he di.l not un<-\r
stand that referent of the court.
"It would be manifestly Improper for me to com
| ment on the decision of the Supreme Court. " ho
.-..:; "That would be a matter for a lawyer to
discuss. Our railroads arc attracting altogether
too much attention tn the newspapers, anywiav."
Frederick T> Underwood, president of the Erie,
went to California several days ato. and Thomas
p. Fowler president of the New-York. Ontario
and Wost«rn. la on his way to Europe.
TESTIFIES TO BIG FOUR REBATES.
[By T»!»Kraph to Th« Tribune ]
Indianapolis. Feb. 20— Lewellyn H. Vlnnidee.
secretary of the American Steel and Wire Com
pany, was placed on trial to-day on charges of
embezzlement, and It developed from the evi
dence that the money for which he failed to ac
count was paid to the company by the Big Four
Railroad Company as rebates on shipments over
It* line. The local agent of the railroad com
pany was a witness, and testified to repaying a
part of the charges. The steel and wire com
pany's books show no such transactions. It is
said* that the transactions were Illegal and that
no embezzlement could have occurred.
DECISION AGAINST ST. PAUL LINE.
Washington. Feb. 20.— Interstate Commerce
Commission to-day decided the ca»« of F. J. Hoerr
against the Chicago. Milwaukee, and St. Paul Rail
road Company, holding that the carrier's rates on
potatoes from Mankatc and Good Thunder. Minn.,
to Washington. D. C . Scranton and other Eastern
destinations are unreasonable and unjust. The rail
road company is recommended to adjust Its tariff.
and th«? reparation he asks is awarded to the com
STATEHOOD VOTE SOOX.
Xothing To Be Gained btf Delay or
Speeches, Senators Feel.
I From The Tribune Buraau 1
Washington. Feb. 20. — It is expected that a
vnif. arQI be taken in the Senate on the State
hood b'll within ten days or two weeks. Con
sideration of the hill will be resumed on Thurs
day, when Senator Beverldge. in charge of the
measure, will ask for a vote within the time
(specified. Inquiry to-day indicated that there
would be no serious opposition 10 the request.
A p one of the Senators opposed, to the pending
bill expressed It:
"The speeches to be made will not change the
mind of any one in the Senate, and we might as
well vote .ir.'l settle the contest one way or an
Senator Beveridge to-day declared confidence
In the passage of the House bill proposing joint
Statehood for Arizona and New-Mexico, al
though he admitted that the vote might be
close. The opponents of joint Statehood are
equally confident that an amendment will be
adopted permitting the residents of Arizona and
New -Mexico to vote on the question, and re
quiring a majority vote of the residents of both
Territories to carry it.
Both Fides are carefully concealing their polls
of the Senate. It Is considered unlikely that a
thorough and accurate poll of the body ha* been
made Inspection would probably show that
each list contains a number of names of
Senators clasped as "doubtful" or "probably
If the Senate should adopt the amendment
mentioned it Is said to be practically certain that
the House would concur. It is recalled that the
Statehood bill *rai mined, through the HOUB3
under the utmost pressure of party discipline
and against the will of many Republicans who
voted with the organization, although opposed to
the bill. It Is pointed out now that there will
be no such exigency of party discipline if th«
bill comes back from the Senate with the
amendments. The House organization won its
victory, established its power and probably
would not care to go into another fight of the
same kind. Moreover, the Statehood insurgents
would probably be more numerous by the time
the bill got back to the House
If the Senate amended the bill in the manner
described, it -would, still provide for *.he admis
sion of Oklahoma and Indian Territory. That
is th** main consideration to a large number of
men in the House; the immediate fate of Ari
zona end New-Mexico is secondary with them.
They would be confronted with the possibility of
all legislation failing by a deadlock with the
Senate, and that is a possibility which Repre
sentatives from the Middle West would dislike
' to contemplate, It is said. In the last fight there
M- Pre two insurgents from Kansas, but It is prob
able that with the prospect of keeping out Ok
lahoma and Indian Territory if the bill failed.
! there would b» eight Insurgents, and that the
I same situation would, be duplicated in other
I Western delegations
LOST PLACE FOR CASTRO.
Charge, Noic Superseded, Crave Up
Good Office for Appointment.
Washington. Feb 30.— Nicholas Veloz Goitlcoa.
who had been the charge d'affaires of Venezuela
lor about a year. If the latest victim of the pro
verbial uncertain' of office in the Venezuelan
diplomatic miles. When he was appointed by
President Caftro. Seftor Veloz was secretary of the
Bureau of American Republics, a permanent of
fice, with good remuneration. But he accepted the
call te serve his country, and obtained a leave of
absence from his other oAcc The latter was held
open for him for some time. Then the leave of ab
sence ended, and Francisco Vanes was appointed
to succeed S*nor Veloz.
In the mean time President Castro, it Is said, •was
disappointed that his charge d'affaires did not
have his wish gratified by having Caracas chosen
Hi- the place of meeting of the next Pan-American
Congress, which will be held at Rio Janeiro. He
thereupon appointed Guzman Garbiras as Min
ister •■• Washington, which means the passing of
Senor Veloz. who. on the- arrival of the Minister,
will be neither secretary nor charg*
Venezuela has had no Minister iv this country
since the retirement a few years ago of General
Jose Manuel Hernandez lEI Ifocbo) The latter
also left his office in peculiar circumstances. Alter
an exchange of several sharp letters between Gen
era! Hernandez and President Castro on political
matters th« latter had the Minister's salary
WOULD RESTRICT IMMIGRATION.
Sargent Indorses Provisions of Senator Dil
[Fr The Tribune Bureau ]
Washington. Feb 20— Testifying before the House
Committee on Immigration to-day Commissioner
General Sargent gave an unqualified indorsement
to the bill propoElr.? changes In the immigration
laws, which has been Introduced In the Senate by
Mr Sargent said that the bill had many features
that had been recommended by the Bureau of Im
migration, and that there was urgent need for the
legli»l4.tijr. it proposed. The further extension of the
excluded classes by including among them imbe
ciles. feeble-inlniJf-d persons and those certified to
have a mental or physical defect of a nature to
affect their ability to earn a living, he declared, was
very desirable. He also favored making it a mis
demeanor for perrons or corporations to land aliens
not lawfully entitled to enter the United States.
Other features of the bill indorsed by the commls
skmer general include the appointment of inepecturs
and surgeons to examine aliens at if.*- point of em
barkation and the establishment of bureau of ln
totrr.atlon a' stations In New-York.
The House committee began hearings on the
var.ous bills before it to-day A number of r<^re
pentatlves of steamship lines will be beard before a
Mil Is reported
SALE OF INDIANS' LANDS.
Senate Committee Reaches Tentative Agree
ment on Amendments to House Bill.
Washington. t>b 1-0 -T!,e Senate Committee on
Indian Affairs to-night agreed tentatively on
amendment* to the House bill winding up the ai
fairs of the Five ClvUlaM Tribes Commission The
committee will meet M Thursday to report the
measure to the Senate
*E*£F£L22££. fhl " '>" 1 ™"""' baa been divided
?h the provisions of th- House bill concrrnlnc
coal lan?* 1 "^ farm .lands and th " dispoMUon " f
l,?^ » Vi" .he amendments adopted prohibit full
aLv con n d! !onJ rol^ sag as; homestead und, r
lan'L Trfh-i f £ kl°' th * to sell surplus
rJhtd Tn ot,™ Cl ?,\r rB n0 * of blood are re-
Sgg &£n«£fetloX i K t" :-ell their hom<-
D ?aleSV f | must b. h.p
pijised b> i*" appraisers, to he appoints by the
conditions to be prescribed by he Interior D^ ,',',"
ment The royalty ot ci E ht cents a ton on thVoVt
is* teas? ianfl3 wui wAas^g;^
KEW-YORK DAILY TRTBTTSE. WEDNESDAY. FEBRFATCY 2L ISOft
Mr, Roofs Speech on Monroe Doc
trine Arouses Great Interest.
■Wajshlnirton. Feb. ;«.— The diplomatic, represent
atives of the South American republics ax© discuss
ing with great interest the speech made by Secre
tary Root at the dinner which the Brazilian
Ambassador gave in his honor and in honor of the
countries which will send delegates to the Pan-
American Congress In Rio Janeiro next summer.
Mr. Root talked chiefly about the Monroe doctrine,
and said in part:
When President Monroe, coming to the aid of
struggling Spanish-America, made the audacious
and gallant declaration that no part of the Ameri
can continents must be deemed subject to coloniza
tion by any Europeaji power, he affirmed tne
proposition that all the American republics are com
petent to maintain throughout their territories gov
ernments answering to the demands of civilization,
preserving order, enforcing law, doing Justice and
performing all lntemationaJ obligations.
To that proposition all of us stand committed.
Its truth we all maintain. Every evidence in its
support is a source of satisfaction to us. t,very
forward Ptep In the path of progress by an Ameri
can republic is a cause of joy to all of us. Let _ pie
then, Mr Ambassador, pass along the toast wnicn
yon were good enough ti> propose to my unworthy
self. I ask you to" rirink to t&e sisterhood of
American republics. May every One of them grow
in prosperity and strength. May the independence
the freedom of the rights of the least and weakest
be ever represented equally with the rights of the
strongest, and may we ah do our share toward the
building up of a sound and enlightened public
opinion of the Americans, which shall evenrwhere.
upon both continents, mightily promote the reign
of peace, of order and of justice, in every American
AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLANS.
William I. Buchanan to Head Delegation,
at Kio Janeiro.
Washington. Feb. 20.— 1t was said at the State De
partment to-day that William I. Buchanan would
head the American delegation to the third interna
tional conference of American republics, which will
meet at Petropolts, Brazil, next July. The other
American delegates have not yet been selected, nor
.■as it been determined how many delegates there
Mr. Buchanan v.as appointed Minister to the
Argentine Confederation by President Cleveland,
and was retained there by President McKlnley. He
was afterward director general of the Pan-Ameri
can Exposition at Buffalo, and headed the Ameri
can delegation to the second International confer
ence of American republics in Mexico several years
PURE FOOD BILL UP.
Re phi of B. and O. to Red Rock
Company Also Read in Senate.
Washington, Feb. The Senate listened for
three or four hours to-day to a discussion of the
details of the pure, food bill. A number of minor
amendments were, suggested, but under the agree
ment to vote on all amendments to-morrow none
of them could be acted on day.
Mr. Rayner presented, by request, a reply from
th« Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company to the
charge of discrimination made against it by the
Red Rock Fuel Company, of West Virginia. The
communication was signed by We- President Bond,
who declared that there had been no discrimina
tion, that the Red Rock company was treated as
were all others, and that to meet its requirements
was Impossible for lack of equipment, largely be
cause of the inconvenient point at which the coal
company wished its track to switch Into that of
the Baltimore and Ohio Mr. Bond further said:
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Is
not a stockholder in any coal company, large or
email, located in the vicinity of or on it? lines of
railway in the Fairmont district. It has for many
years owned a majority of the stock of the Con
solidation Coal Company, a Maryland corporation.
In 1901 the Consolidation Coal Company acquired
a bare majority of th« stock of the Fairmont Coal
Company The commission finds that the alleged
stockholding of the Baltimore and Ohio in the Fair
mont company Is the reason 'he Red Rock com
pany's demands have not been complied with. This
finding is absolutely untrue, is based purely upon
assumption, and is not only unwarranted by the.
facts in the rap?, but these facts and tho evidence
takt-n by the Red Rock company upon its own be
half completely negative the commission's con
Mr Bond d^larep that the Fairmont company
has received no better treatment than the Red
In discussing th? pure food bill Mr Heyburn
replied to newspaper "-barges that the effect of the
passage of the bill would be to give control of much
of the food products of the country to one mar.,
the chief of the Bureau of Chemistry of the Do
partment of Agriculture. He paid that the only
authority granted to that official is to act as agent
for the courts in gathering testimony, and that
under the proposed law he would not be permitted
to place any brand cf disapproval on any article of
The committee on the Philippines reported favor
ably the bill pasi^d yesterday by the House for the
purchase of coal lands on Batan. Philippine Islands
The Senate adjourned -a few minutes aft»r 4
o'clock out of respect to the memory of Repre
sentative Castor, of Pennsylvania.
GROSVEXOR GIVES Z*P.
Tell* President He Expect* Defeat
at Convention To-dajf.
(From The Trlbun« Bureau"]
Washington. Feb 30.— Representative Charles H.
Grosvenor, of Ohio, called at the "White. House to
day to see the President about a legislative matter
and incidentally to tell him that he was about to
go to his home, where he expected to meet certain
political death. The convention of the 11th Ohio
District meets to-morrow at Lancaster, and ac
cording to General Grosvenor, as well as his jubi
lant enemies, he is "as good as beaten" for the
"There is no use disguising: the natter." said
General Grosvenor. "They have got me this time,
and I might just as well admit it now as lat*r
1 do not intend to get down into the dirt and make
a fight along the line that my enemies have done
If I did I might possibly win out., but I won't
They have resorted to every crooked method known
to politicians, and my friends tell me that I have
not a ghost of a show for the nomination."
MOVEMENT TO BUY PHILIPPINES.
Japanese Newspapers Advocate the Purchase
of the Islands.
Victoria. B. C. Feb. 2<V— Some Japanese news
pipers are advocating the purchase of the Philip
pines from the United States, according to advices
received by the steamer Athenian. The "Yorodsu
Hocbo" says that the Philippines have oost the
United Slates much money, and no substantial nd
vantages have been gained, and that America has
failed because of racial differences between ruler
and ruled and the distance whi^h separates the
government and the islands.
The great distress prevailing in the three famine-
Ftrl''ke n districts of North Japan is arousing deep
sympathy all over the empire, the former tenden<-v
to refuse foreign aid having vanished in view of
th" extrem- »e.»d. Government aid has been or
ganised and relief work i>egun. Advices from the
famine zone show that hundreds of persona are
perishing from starvation and cold
DOMINGAN CUSTOMS COLLECTED.
Controller Colton Reports $1,000,000 Wow
Reserved for Republic's Creditors.
Washington, Feb. 2*> — A cnblo dispatch received
at the War Department to-day from Controller
Cotton, at Santo Domingo City, pays that the cus
toms collections for the ten months ended Janu
ftfy 24 exceeds RjfIOO.OOO, and th« amount of money
credited to the trust fund or deposited in New-
York for tlif benefit of foreign creditor! " was
DOMINGAN CONSUL SAILS ON MISSION.
Fablo K\ Plato, Consul General at Santo Domingo
ln tjiis city, sailed from tins port yesterday on u-.e.
steamer New-York on what is believed to be a
m ■ :-t official mi c sion to his country.
There were genuine congratulations.
Lose no time rinding out how little it
will cost to insure your life on the
best-on-carth plan. Let a postal do
elj* ffiußlittujtmi Eii> 3uaur<utf? (To.
is a name that instantly
suggests good whiskey to
those who know.
The fame of "Three Star
Jameion" is .as world wide
and enduring as the quality
W. A. Taylor * Co.. g« Brrmtwnr, >' T.
GREEK TRIAL BEGUN.
Moves for More Delay Fail — Work
of Obtaining a Jury.
Washington. Feb 20. — The trial of George E.
Green, of Binghamton, N. V.. a former State
Senator, on an indictment charging conspiracy
in connection with the purchase of time record
ing clocks for tho Postofflce Department, was
begun here to-day in Criminal Court No. 1.
Two cases charging 1 conspiracy, in which George
W. Beavers, who recently pleaded guilty, -was
jointly indicted with Green, were consolidated, a
severance was granted and Green was put on
trial alone under the two Indictments. Counsel
for the defence moved to postpone the trials or
summon a new panel, on the ground that Beav
ers pleaded guilty while many of the members of
the panel from which the Jury to try Green is to
be drawn were present. The court overruled
both motions, as it did also a motion to quash
both of the indictments and a demurrer to the
Green pleaded not guilty to both indictments.
In the affidavit supporting the plea for a new
panel it was alleged that Beavers was induced to
plead guilty on an agreement that all other cases
against him would bo dismissed, and that he
would receive better treatment than that ac
corded to the other prisoners. District Attorney
Baker and Holmes Conrad each denied having
made any such agreement with Beavers.
The jury panel was exhausted without either
side having used up the peremptory challenges
to which it was entitled, and adjournment was
taken, fh« court directing that another panel be
summoned. When court adjourned eleven men
were In thft box. none of whom had been finally
District Attorney Baiter announced that Robert
J Wynne. American consul general in London
and former Postmaster General, was anxious to
get back to his cost, and asked that he be ex
cused Counsel for the defence announced that
it desired to subpoena Mr. Wynne.
REOPEX METCALF CASE.
Mr. Cortelyou Orders Dismissal of
Postal Official Taken Up.
"U'ashlneton, Feb. 3ft. -Postmaster General <~ortel
you has ordered the reopening- of the case of James
T. Metcalf. who was dismissed aa chief of the
money order division and indicted by the grand
lury of the District of Columbia, but whose case,
wap finally nolle prossed.
It was charged that Metralf had been improperly
connected with contracts for postal supplies en
tered into by the Wynkoop. Hallenherk, Crawford
Company, who had In their employ his son. Nor
Mr afetcalf has stea-dily asserted his innocence
and for three years hae sought a vindication. He
may be reinstated in office if the present investiga
tion satisfies the Postmaster General of his inno
Bill to Have Hearings and Testi
mony in Them Public.
[From Th« TrfIMUM Bureau.'
Washington. Feb la— To remove the so-called
star chamber feature in the hearing of reap
praisement customs cases, a bill was introduced in
the House to-day by Representative Olcott. It
provides that ' all hearings in reapprai&emer.t
cases shall be public; all documentary evidence
6ubmltted on behalf of the government, including
reports of government agents, shall be shown to
th« importer or his counsel, all witnessed called
on behalf of the government shall give their testi
mony in th» presence of the importer and be sub
ject to cross-examination by the Importer or hla
counsel, subject to puch rulings aa to the compe
tency and relevancy of questions as may bft made
by the. general appraiser, or the board of general
appraisers. All testimony on behalf of the importer
bhall be given openly, and the importer or any
witnesses produced by any officer of the govern
ment designated by the Collector of the- Secretary
for that purpose. '
This Is recommended by the Committee- on Cus
toms Service of the Merchants' Aeaociatlon. Th«
contention of those who are opposed to the present
system is that it tends to the introduction of evi
dence which if not knowingly false. Is yet care
iesfily prepared, and which differs radically from
the evidence which would be offered were the mum
to be given publicly by the witness in the presence
of his competitors. It Is also contended that th»
falsity or untrustworthiness of the evidence sub
mitted would often be shown were the Importer
permitted publicly to question the witnesses and
that, in consequence, fewer appeals would be
taken from the decision of the. General Appraiser.
DID NOT SAVE INDICTMENTS.
Washington, Feb. 20 —The recently published
statement that the Department cf Justice was to
order certain indictments in the Indian Territory
to ba nolle prossed, and was prevented from ?a
doing by the action of the President, is by the au
thority of the President denied. The lndicrmenta
are now pending tn court, and the District Attorney
recently appointed haa been especially instructed
to Investigate thoroughly the evidence on which
they depend, and to take, such action as In b's
Judgment Justice requires.
COST OF NEW BATTLESHIPS.
Washington, Feb. 20.— 1n compliance with a House.
resolution the Secretary of the Navy submitted to
Speaker Cannon to-day a report, which shows the
additional cost in the construction of the United
States battleship* Connecticut and Louisiana as a
result of changes in plans. The additional cost of
the Connecticut is fixed at $112,000, and the Louis
iana's added cost is $132,95fi. Most of these changes
were made as the result of experiments conducted
since tho ships -were designed.
NOMINATIONS SENT TO SENATE.
Washington. Feb. 2<V— The President to-day sent
the following nominations to the Senate:
Examiner In chief In th» Patent Office — John M
Colt, of South Carolina.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury — John H Ed
ward?, c f <~>hlo
ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF G. A. CASTOR.
Washington, Feb. .*" — The House to-day took an
adjournment out of respect to the memory of
Representative Qescga A. '"..stor. of Pennsylvania.
after the passage of appropriate resolutions anj
the appointment of a funeral committee. Speaker
:. announced the following committee to join
h Benate committee and attend the funeral in
Philadelphia on Friday: Bingham. Adams. Morrell.
ry. Moon. Kline and Deemer, of Pennsyl
vania. Bmyser. of Ohio: Reeves and Wilson of
Illinois. weUae. of Wisconsin: Kellher. cf Maisa
WRIT FOR SENATOR PATTERSON.
Washington. Feb 20.— Justice Brewer, of the Su
preme Court, to-day granted a writ of error in th«
contempt case against Senator Patterson. The ease
grew out of the publication of a cartoon of the
Colorado State Supreme Court In "Th» Rocky
Mountain News, of which Mr Patterson i* the
proprietor. For this the Slate court held th" Sena
tor to be In contempt and assessed ■ tine of $1 i»m
against him. The case will be reviewed by the full
tench ol the Supreme Court.
PLANS FOR OIL INQUIRY.
Washington. Feb H -From present plans Messrs
Clement?. Prouty and Coekrell, of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, will conduct the .Ml hear
ing. • rinnins March 12. n Kansas City Chairman
knjpn may take part.
t. m .ti*l a n£&*n ! "' (l From CsMa,
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The Pianola Piano
Brings Artistic Piano-playing
Directly Into the Home
It furnishes "a piano performance equal, if not sup-rior,
to ninety per cent of the public recitils."
— The Music Trtdes. Feb. 17.
THE great: success of the Pianola Piano has re
sulted In many imitations, but they all lack
the vital characteristics of the original. I n
making so important an investment as that of
a piano and piano player combined, nothing short of
the best type of instrument of this class is deserving
of consideration. s
The point to remomber is that the genuine Pianola canno> be
had in combination wttj) any pianos other than those owned and
controlled by the Aeoliaun Company. It is the Pianola that fa the
accepted standard throughout the world. It is the Pianola that has
the endorsements of the great musicians and enjoys the patronage
of the most distinguished personages at home and abroad, The
sales of the Pianola art unequalled by the sales if all the other • pi an *.
players put together >
The pre-eminence of the Pianola is unquestioned by those
whom the musical world recognizes as the highest authorities.
Both musically and mechanically its superiority is conceded every
where. Its manufacturers own and control the most important
patents in this industry. To have the advantage of all the im
provements that have marked the development of piano-playcn
since their invention nearly a decade ago, \ou must have th
The Importance of Playing with
Aim at intelligent expression— it is the life of music. Music
without «*pressio.i is a* empty a* speech without plus*, or ton*
The best authority on intelligent expression is the com
poser of the piece or some eminent musician.
That which develops the understanding of musical works
develops correspondingly the enjovnjent of them.
Music which hold* no meaning to the player imparts none
to the listener.
The Metrostyle is a short cut to tr.usical understand^ It
develops correct understanding by producing correct puyine
It teaches what to do by doing it. It is the indispensable intel
ligencer of good form in playing. Yet it permits freedom of ex
pression on the part ot those who have musical ideas to express
The Metrostyle i^ exclusive with the Pianola and Pianola
Piano. No other instrument even pretends ro furnish a substitute
The only pianos containing the genuine Metro
style Pianola are the Weber, the Steck, the Wheelock,
and the Stuyvesant. The only place in Manhattan
where they can be seen, heard and purchased is
The Aeolian Company A £'Z™\™™.
The Overland Limited
Electric lighted. Less than 3 days Chicago to San Francisco and Port
land. Chicago, Union Pacific <& North-Western Line daily.
The Los Angeles Limited
Electric lighted. Every day in the year to Pasadena and Los Angeles.
Chicago & North-Western, Union Pacific and Salt Lake Rouk.
The China & Japan Fast Mail
Daily Chicago to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland. Chicago,
Union Pacific 4 North-Western Line.
The Colorado Special
Only one night to Denver. Chicago, Union Pacific & North -Western
The North-Western Limited
Electric lighted. Daily between Chicago. Minneapo^a and St. Paul.
The Dtiluth-Superlor Limited
Electric lighted, daily. Chicago to Superior and Du!utb.
The Peninsula Express
Daily to the Lake Superior Iron and Copper country.
BIOTS IN PITTSBURG.
rontlnu«>d from firs* pace-
ward this morning lost their votes because
there wero no ballots unii! 0 o'clock, and
they had to go on to their business places. It L«
estimated here to-night that the Jenkinson peo
ple lost not less than $500,000 in the disastrous
campaign. About $250,000 was spent by them
in th© campaign, and not less than this was
wagered on Jenkinson winning.
In Allegheny the election was unique, but not
close. The two hundred women who had worked
for George Logan, the good government candi
date, did not give up until the last call. They
worked from dawn until dusk. They kept sev
eral of the largest churches of Allegheny open
and divided their time between praying flat th*
success of Logan and running automobiles in
search of voters, but they could not pull Logan
through. Kirschler was too s'jroner.
RED CROSS AND PEACE CONFERENCES.
Government Consents to Suggestion That
Former Be Not Superseded.
Washington. Feb. 20— Consent has been riven by
the Washington government to the suggestion of
the powers that the International R»-d Cross con
vention scheduled to convene la Geneva shtll nor
be superseded by the secon.l peace conference.
called at th.- suggestion of President Roosevelt to
meet at The Racw to complete the work of the
tirst conference. Kussta and Switzerland west hav
ing some dtmeulty >i coming Is an agreement m
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-3Uth £■£ „, Laxative Brorn? Quuime Tafcee
Other fast trains to Illinois, lowa, Wisconsin,
Northern Michigan. Minnesota, North and South
Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and the Black H^ls.
The Best of Everything
All agents sell tickets vis this line.
For tickets and full information apply to
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If You Are
Hard of Hearing
YOU SHOULD USE THE
A Scientific Instrument
by means of which you can hear pertect!£
It is fitted to the car as glasses \
to the eye.
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