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TW? TtMKS troUNUED lMfiL
Mltfl fllRPATCIM unttNDKD !*?.
WHOLE NUMBER 17,157.
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, APRII, 8, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
President Leigh Woulp
Save S. A. L. Head
quarters to Virginia.
ENLIST HELP OF
President of Richmond Chamber
of Commercc Writes Slrong
Lcllcr to President Pin
ncr, of Gcneral
Mr. Egbcrt <1. I.eigh, Jr., prcMldcnt of
the It'olimond (,'hanibor of Comuiereo, bus
addi'CSHcd thc following letter to tbe- pres?
ident of ihe Vliglnln Board of Trade,
urglng thut every cffort be mndo to
reiuin tbe .Seaboard Air l.inc offlces ln
Vlrsiiiltti ,?'? . ??;';
Mr John 11. I'limer, president \ r
plliln llonni of Trade, HnlTolk^ Va.:
Iienr Sir.--Vou have, donbtlcsK, seon
publicatlons lo the eftcct that tbe gen
eral offlces of the Seaboard Air i.mo
Would be removed from Portsmouth,
Va und vou may ImVc learnod from
the'papers to-day tbr.t in tho cvcjU
of tl.cir chaiiKO or locatlon, all lifciir
niond Interests are deeply Intereetetl
ln l.aviiiK them domiciled here. Ut
course. It ls needless lo say 10 you
that tbe i'.lehmond Chamber ot i.'om
nierco would not, for an Instiint, eltlier
expeet j>r rcttueat the asslKtaiice of tbe
Vlrglriln Board of Trade In furtherlng
nnv movciiicnl Kolely ln tho interest
of "itlohiiiond; biit ln connectlon wlth
uny cntingo in the locution of those
offlces. a conslderation of much great
er Import ls that they should be. Ir
respeotlve of nny partleular clty. re
talned ln Virginia. ?
[ am not in-positlon to conflrni any
of tbe liowapupcr reporlu rolnting to
thls matter-lnd-cd. from the informa?
tlon I have. no suuli inove ls iinine
dlutely contemt.lated by tbe lepresen
tatlve's of tlie .Seaboard Air f.lno Rail
wny; but, us tlie publlo is not privy
to the couinlls of tbe trnnaporlatton
companles, under such elrctimstanccB.
i flcem lt emlnontly proper to Inyqke
thc earnest co-operntlon of th" Vlr
? Kinla Board of Trade and its eonstlt
nent lwlles. ln rcpreBcnting to the
proper offlclnls of the line In ouestlon
tbe ileep Intorest of it.lt sections or tbe
Ptnte In bavlng tbe gcneral offlces lo
?nted nt some point ln Virginia.
I thlnk thls sentiment Is so wjdely
nnd earnesllv eiV.ertnlned thnt an np
proprlate rxprosslon of lt would have
llno conslderallou nnd wclgbt, aa tbe.
rclutloua whlch bave cxlsted between
tbe sblppers of Vlrglnlli and the Sea?
bonrd Air l.lne Kallway, both with
re?pect to leglslatlon neetled by that
company aud m patronage. have a|
wavs becn so oordlal aud frlendly that
? n r'esponsive feellUR on tbe purt of its
ndmlulsiratlon mny l>e natumlly ex
Plt does not appcar to me to be at
all necessary to suggest to you, ln
nnv amplltled man.ner, the grcat .. -
vantages whlch will be enjoyed bj
our neoplo tn bavlng thc genernl of
ncea tocatcd ln tbo Stute. ns sueh
locatlon Is not only favorablo to the
cultlvatlot. of those personal rclotions
whlch ahvays facllUato nnd foster
bhslnesa relatlo.is. but whlch onub o
roprescntallves or heads of tl o >?.
riotis depart.ne.its of a carrler to
bc C- imdors.and tbe condltlons nnd
Josources of tl,o Klato. and tbereforo
wlth greater Intclligcncc and fac.ll
Ity mcct tho reciulromqhts of our shlp
pers ]t neeils no argument to em
phas'lze thc vltal Importancn of havr
Inc nll Virginia cnrporatlons so rep
rcsentod ln Virginia, as. however
frlendly thoy may bo, experience
tenches thut thelr removal from our
bordcrs Inovitnbly results in some
rtogece of allenatlon, a eonse.,..en.o
wblcl, Is to be regrotted nnd avolded
I shall be happy lo have your vleivs
npon thls subjcct und to be ndvlsed
of any steps wliieb you may deem do
ilt-ahlo ln Ihe preiiilses.
Yo.irt. very truly.
(Blgned) EO M'AVV 0. f.KICil I. J lb.
Colonel Willard Donates Hand?
some Check to Relief Fund.
Flro Chlel" Tulle.r yesterdny reeelved a
check nf J.10 from Colonel Josopb I',.
Wlllurd, through Captnln A. I... l.yons. of
thn West l'-nd Flro Compnny, in tokeu
of hls gralltudc for the good work dono
bv thn departnient In a fire whlch re
renlly broke ollt.ln the W'lllard stableB.
Tlio money wns lurned over to the
riremen'a Itellef Kuiul.
Torrents of Li
Vcsuvius a Colossal ? Brasi'
Streams and Spouts of Fir
and Earthquake Shocl
(By AsBOolated Press.)
NAIM.KH. Aprll 7.?Moiinl Versuvltis Is
n colossal brii'-lor. nnd tho town of Bos
c.trccu'ss, on lls south decllvlty, has been
traiisforniL. Into a gray Islnnd of rttln
by the aslios from llio cnttor of the
'J'onenls of llnuld flro, resoinbllng lll
the dlstance serpents wlth glltturlng yel?
low nnd bluclt scales, are coiirslng ln nll
tilrectlons amld rumbllngs. detorintlons
and niirth trcmbllngs, whllo a pttll of
stilphuroilK s.noke thnt hovers over nll
uiakes brentI.Ing diffleull.
The streams of luva. nro roslstlcss. They
snap llko jdpo. slems tho trunks of ehest
ntlt trees hundreds of years old, and bllght
wlth thelr lorrld brenth the blooms on
the peach trees before tho Irees them
sdves have been reuehed. Tho moltet.
Hlresinis do not spare thn liornou of tbe
peusants, nnd when these hnvo been razetl
they dash into tlie wells. as thoi.gh seek
Ing lo slake thelr thlrst. and havlng lllled
them, eontluue thelr course down the
I.verywhero ln the vlcinlty of the vol
eano. pltlful scenes nre. wltnessed, the
women tearlng thelr halr In lliclf grlof
and old mon crylng aloud at-tlm loss of
tlieir belovetl homesteads, whllo ln the
dlstance, ln strlklng eontrast, lie tho
sapphlre-colored Modlterrnnea.n, .the vlo
b-t-hned rnountalns of tlie Horronto Penln
snla and the Islnnd of Cuprl In the tran
(|..ll sea. *
! Artillery earls have been put to the
iif-slstanco of the fleelng peasants, nnd
lhe Duke of Aosta, Cnrdinal .Prlsco and
all Ibo aiithoritloB, dcspltc tho raln to
day, went lo the portlons of tho moun?
taln most threatened In order lo succor
or comfort lhe people. Previously Cnr?
dinal Prlsco ordered speclal prayors to be
sald for those In danger. Rosco Reale.
tlie vlllage whlch Is most In danger of
destructlon. is the blrthplaco of the' Cnr?
dinal. and the home cf most of hls rela
These per?ouages talked with the peas
AND CARNEGIE K1SSED
THEM BOTH ft ONCE
Steel King Delighted With Praise
of Two Atlanta Women?Lat
ter Also Delighted.
(Hpoclal tu Tlie Tlmes-DlBpatch.l
A'TRA-N'TA, GAv. Aprll 7.?Andrew Car
negle proved hlinsel. n gallant cavallor
whlle here by klsslng two Atlanta latlles
who had co.npllniented hlm on his speech.
Mrs. .T. T. Kichberg, one oftho Atlanta
ladic-s wlio ktssed Hobson during.hls oscu
latory tour, and n frlend wlio refused to
give. her name, were Introduced to -Mr.
Carnegie hy J. Stokes Phelps. They prais
ed Mr. Carnegie'.s speech. and he imme
dlatelv kissed both of them.
"T wouldn't take nnything ln tlie world
for It." snid Mrs. l.lehberg afterwnrds.
JAIL IS FRUSTRATED
(By Assoclnted Press.)
VAliDOSTA, GA., April 7.?An attempt
to escnpc from tho county Jall by tho
plckpockets who wore convlcted some
tlmo ngo nnd the fnmous Rawlings,
fatl.er and sons, under death sente.nce
for tlio murdor of thn Carter chlldren,
was dlscovered and frustratcd thls morn?
ing. The prlsoners had sawed ln two
the t-lts whleli held ln plnce a match in
the ccll. In a few liours longcr they would
have effected thelr escape from tho
Tlie prlsoners olalm they secured tho.
saws from tho tool klt of a plumber who
hus been worklng ln tho Jall, but It.Js
bolloyed that they were furnished them
ln somo mnnncr b.v pnrties on the out
siile. Two saws were found in tlio cells.
AND SENT TO PARENTS
rptun I.lslc a young uppt'Olitico .seaman
of the Unlted States Navy, was yestor
dav dia'chargecl from tho navy lu tho
Unlted States Crrcult Court under a writ
of liiibens forpus proceedings brouglit by
tbe futher of tho young ni_?i. Judgo
Vi'addill, in rendorlng hls doelslon, made
the ruling on the grounds thnt the boy
was under elghteou years of ngo nt tho
tinie of enllstinent, nnd, therefore, had
to havo his pnreuts' consnnt. Being un?
der age he was not llable for contract.
nor could he bc held for court-martlnl ln
I.lsk enllsted under tho assumed nanio
of Kdward riiulth last wlnter oif tlie ro
.?eivlng shlp Franklln, saylng nt the tinin
tlint ho wns morn than oighteen yenrs
?; People, in
>y for Succor
er, Sendirig Forth Moitcn
e?New Craters Opcning
_s Growing Strongcr.
niilfl endoavoiing lo qulet them, and tlie
Duke. of Aosta wns nspocbtlly actlvo. lie.
oxplaliled llio ninnns ho thought best lo
savo llven und property, und hud th"
englneers nnd sohllers eroot parnpets nnd
dlg treiiches ln order lo change tbe
course of thn lnva streums. At. tlmes
he gtive nn oxntnplo of hls etiorgy by
Cnrdlnal Prlseo dlslrlbuted tiecossarics
or lire to tbe iieasnnts, and then wciit so
far ns to glve away the rlnga he wnrn
on lils Ilngers. Repeatedly he oxi-'lulmod
to tbe frlghte.ned peasants:
"Pray, my chlldren; you may bo sure.
Ootl wlll not desert you,"
The statue of Sl, Anne, whlch wns
placed on the niountaln slde to colifront
tho lnva. Is froqueiitly moved backward
as the tlde advances.
Consideralile apprchenslon ls fclt be?
cause of tho earthquake shocks, whlch
are growing Htronger and are fell nven
at Castellanimare, flfteen mlles southeast
of thls clty, Rach shock is accpmpanlcd
by deep and jirolonged dctonatlons.
ORuJano, al lhe northeast foot of tlie
moimtain, Is threntoned by a strearn of
lava, and thn people are beglniihig to
.desert the town.
The populaco of Torre AnnunzlnCa, al
the south foot, havo requested that
nlght tralns bo run to the towjl. Thls
request has been granted, and tralns nre
now ready to procccd thitlier ln caso of
Slgnor Mntteuccl, dlrector of the ob
serviLtory on Versuvius, stlll contlnueS to
occupy a most dangerous posltlon. Wlth
hlm ls nn .American cnglneer named Por
New craters have opened nt different
polnts on tho mountain. but It Is Ini
posslble to a_c.brt-.ln thelr number or how
they nre situatod.
T.^ter.?There have been no fatalities at
Boscotreco or elsowhore as a result of
the eruptlon. The flow nf lava was sta
tionary at 10 o'clock to-nlght,
WILL BE MARRIEO QN
Shaw-Astor Wedding to Occur
in May?Mrs. Shaw's
(Speclal Cable to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
I-ONDOX, April 7.?Mm. N'annie Rnng.
horne Shaw wlll become Mrs. Astor Jn
Mny ln spito of the populnr prejudj.e'
against thls month for weddings. Both
Mrs. Shaw and Waldorf Astor were born
on :tho same day ln May and have flxed
upon lt for thelr Wedding.
Wllllam Waldorf Astor's niagnificent
gitt of Oliveden ' as tlio rosldenco of
the young pair, is stlll the tnlk of so
cletv. prlncelv munlficence Is outdone.
It ls sald that th. eldcr Astor. whose
tasto for tho modlaevnl is well known.
desires to retlre to tho splendors Ot
Hever Castle, -whlch is redolent of feudnl
days and gloon.y enough to flt tho moods
of Its present lord.
All Englund Is tnlking of a clever
retort mnde by Mrs. Shaw to a well
known soclety woman at a reoent drlvlng
party. As tlie guests were leaving, aiid
Mrs." Shaw wns about to descend to hor
carriage, a soclety woman, notleing that
Mrs. Shaw did not have a majfl, spltofully
"You should always brlng n ninld. All
of us do."
Mrs. Shaw quickly retortcd: "If 1 had
known who I was going to mcet to-nlght,
1 would have brought a policeman."
MILLIONS OF MONEY
INVOLVED IN DECISION
(By Associated Press.)
TOPKI.A, KAN., April 7.?lu a tleclslon
rendered here to-day the Kansas Supremo
Court held thnt tho Kansas City I.lye
Stock Kxchnnge Is a trust, nnd that all
cattle mortgnges' mado through members
of thnt exchange ure invnlld. Mllllons
of dolars' wort'h of cattle paper -wlll
doubtleSH be affected by tho decision.
Thn fur-reaching effocts of. thls decision
aro boyond estimatlon. Ncarly all tho
eattlo 'inortgages Issued through the
members of tho exchange contain tho
provlslou that n commlsslon of at lenst
flfty cents n hoad shall, bc charged.
Undor the holding of the court, thls Is
sufflcieut to constitute a trust, nnd nll
tlie nntes and inortgages are ubsolutely
vold and cahh.pt he enforced.
Weather Report? Page 2
ME CITY BATHS
Banker Offers Richmond
an Institution to Cost
Sum oi $25,000.
CITY TO GUARANTEE
Mr. Branch Will Give the Public
Baths, Completely Equipped,
and Appoint First Body of
Air. John P. Branch, presldont of thu
Alerchnnts' National Bank, has offered
lo 'glve Rlohmond a public balb-bolise
completely oqulpped, tbe wliplc to cost
not more thnn $25,000, provided he Is nl?
lowed to appoint tno five comitilssloners,
nnd provided furtber that Ihc clty wlll
be'ai: tlie cost of tbe malntcndncc nf tlio
Mayor AloCartby reeelved yesterday tbe
appended letter whlch he will forwaiTl,
with a bi'ief mesage. lo tlie Council to
Richmond, Va., April 7. tOOC.
To the Hon. Carlton McCarthy, Mayor
of tbe City of Rlohmond, Va.;
Sir,?Deslrlng to contrlbulc to tbe.
health, cbmfort and erijoytnent of our
people, 1 have concluded to siibmlt to
you this propoultlon:
"I propose lo bulld aud cquip a.
publlo bntli-house, on some suitable
sitc In the city of Richmond, nnd pre?
sent same, eomplcte, to tho city. In
my judgment the cost of thls estab
ment. ougbt to be aliout, nnd should
not exceed twenty-flve thousand dol
"1 wlll make thls gifl under tiie fol?
lowlng condltlons: I am to havo tlie
prlvllegc of appointing flvo commis?
sioners who shall havo the control,
manngement and dlrcction of thls in?
stitution for the public good, nnd shall,
make such rules nnd regulatlons for
its control as may be deemed wlse.
"These comniissioners aro to con
stltute a self-perpettiating body. wilh
power to fill vacan^ies-' ns they may
occur by death. reslgiifition. or in
caphclty .to serve.. . '
"The city of Richmond, through Its
reprcsentatives, to assiiine an pbljga
. tlon to niaintaintho InstlLtition by fur
nisblrig water, light. fuel, attendants,
nnd nll other necessary expenses for
its erllciont maintenance.
"A satlsfaetory resolullon of the
Council of the clty of Richmond, ac
ceptlng this gift on tbe above terms,
would be sufliclont. and It would give
me plensiire to proeeed at once to ful
? 1*111 my part of the proposlt'on.
(Slgncd) JOHN P. BRANCH.
Left to Commissioners.
? 'Mr.. Branch. in an intervle.w last night,
.stnted tliat the slte of the proposed baths
and : tlie plans and speciticatlons fpr-tlie
erec.tion of thc'bulldlng nro lo be deildod
upon by the commissioners, who aro to
be appolnted by hlinself. He Is desirous
nf having tlie building located somewtlierc
In tho loiwr part of tho town, so thut
tbe working people of Ihat nelghborhood
may have convenlent nccesa to tbe baths,
wlilch aroito bc erected foi" their beneiit
partieularly. Air. Branch said that tbo
idea of maklng thls donation for tflie
Interest of tbo working classes came to
hlm whllo tblnklng over tho death rato
of tho clty, whlch is largcly in excess
of what better nnd Improved condltlons
would prevent, and In trylng to doter
niino upon somo plan whereby he might bo
eiuibled to change those coiuiltions for thc
better. After glvlng tho matter ca.roful
eonsideratlon, he doclded upon flho baths,
nnd aceordlngly offered lo erect them free
of nny expenso to tho clty. Ho ls very
entbuslnstlc. over tho idea and Is nnx
lous to bcKln work pn the construollon
so soon as tho City Council slgnllles Its
aeeoptaneo of lils proposllion.
A Nominal Charge.
Tho mnnner ot tho constructlon of tbo
building Is to be determlned upon hy the
five coinmissioners; but Air, Branch snld
that there would bo separate eompart
ments for thc sexes nnd tliat thero would
bu lndlvidual baths. All the nccossurlcs
uro to bo provided for under tho pro
positlon, and thn people will bo at no
expenso, ex'.opt a, meroly nomlnal e.hargo
for tho uso of t)he baths. Thoy wlll bo
open nll day und every itay, so thut
peoplo nvi ? have acoess al any tlme.
Mr. Branch bas not yet doolded upon
tho commissioners, saying that ho would
do so after consiillatlon wlth somo of hls
friends, After the seloollori of tho eom
missionors everylhlng wlll be left lo their
G0RKY WILL MEET AD0PTED
SON, NOW LIVINGIN NEW YCRK
(By Assoclnted Press.)
? NEW YORK, Aprll 17.?When Maxlm
Gorky. the Russlan patrlot. arrlved here
rrom'Russla next week, he wlll bc met
at the pier by hls adopto.d son, Nlcholay
Zavolsky Pieshmoff. a youth of -2 years,
who lledTrom St. Petcrsburg u year ago
to escnpe persccutlon by secret ugcnts
of tho Rtisslan govcrnment nnd who. ex?
cept for a few months when, disgulsed
us n tranip, he vislted many citles on
I'oot, has beeii llving ln scclusion ou tho
East Side. Upon the iirrivnl of tbe Rus
sian.novoll'st bc will leavo tho Enst Side
and join hls foster father to'mako a tour
ol! the country.
Will Subiiii.t PrqpbsitioR to the
Miners, But Nattire of Tcrms
i_ Not Known.
A CONFERENCE YESTERDAY
Ohio Soft Coal Ivlcn Refuse to
Grant Tncrcase?Situation in
(By Associatetl Press.)
NEW YORK, Aprll 7.-A conference of
anthracite coal operators was held here
thls afternoon to consider the reply to
bo mado ori Monduy to the ' sub-eoni
mittees of tlie Shamokm Sciilc Cpmmltteo
of the Miners. That tlie operators will
havo somo sort of countor plan for the
arbitration proposltion by President
Mitcbell is qulto genorally l/el.loycd heru
to-ulght, l)iit no inllmatlon ot its char
acter could bc hnd,
President Mltcliell remained at mluers'
heudquarters nt tho Ashlund lloUSO
throughout tho day.
?No Signs of Wavering.
(Ry Assoclnted Press.)
P_-hT-AD?--PHIA, April 7.?Tho end of
tho flrst week ot iuloness in the aiitl.ru
clto coal roglons, foliowlng President
Alitohell'H ordor suspendlng minlng opuiy
atioiis pondlng tho result of tho ncgotlu
tions between tho operators' and miners'
representatlves in New York, I'lnds tlie
mine workers stauiich In support of
Mltcliell wlth no slgn of wuvorlng, lt
enniiot ho sald tlint tlie optlmlstlc vlows,
lield by tho mlnq workers durlng tho
eri'rly part of tho suspenslon aro so
genorally 'onterlalncd, but thoro appeara
to be no laclc of confitleuce ln President
lt. Is reported that If President Mlteli
ell's arbitration plan is neebptod hy tho
operators tlio miners' leader wlll on
dinror to hnvo llio authraclto frelght
eurnlugs of tho coul carrylng ritilroads
mado a part .if tho miners' case beforo
tho Roard of Conclllatlon or tlm iimplro
who may lltnilly pnss upon tho ttmtter
Little Change in Situation.
Reports from nll seetlons of tho hnrd
(Contlnued on Flfth Pngo.)
Wckcrlc Premier jSfotwi.tlistand-.
ing Vigorous Opposilion of
Catiiolic Pcople's Party. "
MANY CONFERENCES HELD
Oatli of Officc Will Bc Admiiii
isterctl at Vichna?Those Who
(By Assoclated.Press.) '
ATISiNNA, April 7.?After' iiitiumernblc
conferences to-day, a new Hungurlan cnb
inetwns nnally eonstitulod.* Tlie appoint
liient ol' Dr. Alcxander Wckerlo as Pre?
mier for a second tlme scomed doubtl'ul,
ow.ing to tho delcrmlned opposilion of
the Cnthollo poople's party. which Imd not.
forgotten hls part iu tbo Introdtiction Into
Hiingary of Iho clvii marrlago law.
The mombors of tho ooulltion partlos
llrmly stnod by Dr. AVekorlo and refused
to yield to tho demands of tlx* clerl
cnls. Certaln oi tbo mlnlstorlal appj'.nt
ments havo not yet been made, but it
ls iunInrslood thal Iho followlng wlll bo tlic
composltlcm of tli|0 cnblnot:
Premier and Mlnlster of Flnance,
Dr. Alexander Wekerle.
M'lnlster of tbe Interlor, Count Ju- |
Mlnlater of War, Count Albert Ap
Mlnlater of Commerce. Francls
Minlster of Agrlculture, Herr Dar
Mlnlster of Justlce, Here Polonyl.
Mlnlster nt Court, Cobnt Johann
Tho oalh of olllce wlll ho udmlnlstoreil
al Vlonna, ns (he Hmperor-lilug wlll not
hn ablo tu go to Uudupost. Calls for elee
tions will be pulilished April l.th,
(By Assoc.luled Prcss.)
BAI.TIMOIU'J, AIU. April 7.?Thomas Al.
Kinohart, ol' Iluiitlugdou, Pa,, n monlber
of a llrill of contrnctors cngngeil ln cuil
striicllng tbe lunnols ou tho Bnlllnioio
aml Ohlo Ballioad neur Albertnn, llowiud
connly, wus shot nnd killed to-day nt
Iho Inbi.rers' cninp. near Albcrtou, Albert
Cl\rtor, a negro inbornr, who Ih sul.l lo
hnve doiiie Ihe shootlng, ls stlll ut lurge,
Democrats Meet Wed
nesday to Consider
THl'NK OF OUTLOOH
Neither Side Confident of Win
ning, But Each Hoping for
Court Revicw Amcnd
ment Will Be
(P'roni our Regt.Iar Corrospomlcnt,)
WASilriNO-TON, D. C, Aprll 7,?The
Democrats of tho Sciinle wlll probably
meet lu conference about Wcdhcsdtty for
the ptirposo of dlseusslng tlio rate blll.
The ospcolal objcct of tlie proposed con?
ference, It is und.rstood, Is to cotislder
lhe nppeuls whlch tbe. President Is mnklnrf
to Domocrutio Senntors lo staud by hls
revlow aini-'iuiiiient. Ol' courso. it Is not
statcd In the call fo'r tlit> conference, lhat
this Is to lie the chlef subject of discu.s
sion,', but It Is well known tll.it tbe re
pealeil pleus which the Prcsltleiil htis niaclu
to Senntors from the tlcmocratlc sido who
havo gono to the Whlte Houso to .talk
over ilho situation wlth hlm, will take
up the ninjor part of the tlme of the con?
Tho rate llght wlll lie .?em.nied promptly.
wlth the beginnlng of lhe week. Neither
side ls cinitldent of wlnuiitg, whlch faet
accounts for tbe refusal to flx a day
for votlng on the blll. Senator Tillmiin,
two or three tl.ucs lately, has moved that
the. Senate proceed to llx a linie on
whlclt the tiobatc will end, and tho roll
call bcg'ln, but each liincSetititpr Aldrlcli,
the recognlzed leader of the sido most
liostlle to the Hcpburn blll, has objectcd,
and ln the Senato the. objcctlon of one
n.an is sufficient to contintto the debate.
There are llftr-flvn actlvo Republlcan
senntors imd Ihlrty-tlireo Democratic, a
total of elghty-olglit. Eorty-ftve . v'otos.
uro necossary to carry through any prpp
What Tillman Says.
"The President has arlvanced a propo?
sltion whlch - Is not acceptable to tha
majorlty of hls own party lu tlio Senate,"
sald Senator Tillman to-day, "Ho has
called on Democrats for asH'stancc in
piissiug n hill. amcndi'd so us to meet
lils vlews. Undor these clreumslnnees
tlio Democrats luivo a rlght to (l?:nuind
that tlie blll. Include certaln thlngs thoy,
(leinand. Wo ? have twenty-llve Demo?
cratic voles wo can depend upon, wlth
a posslblllty of twenly-clght, for u llm
1(0(1 .court revicw uii.endme.it, und it no
stispenslon, or nntl-liijiiuctlon provislon.
"After Senator Ralley's speech on
Tuesday," contliiucd tho senutor, "It ls
posslble that some of the wenk-kmeed
Democrats wlll ho brought into llne. Wo
havo thls mnny Democrats to olTer the
President in support of his policy. whlch
he has tloelnred Is tnc same as .ours,
and whatever number wo lack lt is for
hlm lo supply from lhe ltopublleah
The Other Side.
This statement shows that seventeep
Republlcan votes nre nocessary to tha
President to get through lils amendmciit.
Senator Crane, of Massnuhusotts, who ls
allled wlll. Messrs. Aldrlcli, Spoonci' and
Knox, tnnde the foliowlng .statement to
day rogardlng thn situation on the other
"Wo have forty Itepublicans ready to .
voto for a broad court revlow nnion'd
inent, sltnllnr to that proposed by Sen?
ator ICnox, Of Iho Democruts, thoro aru
frniu teu to twenty who will voto with
us. Tlio only dlfllcully is that wo hnvo
not yet ronched nn tig'reoniont on tho
phrnscology of tlio nnientlnient, The Re
publlcaus nre agrecd, but wo want tiifl
plodges of other votes. \v_ libpe to
reuoh sueli an ugreeinent next woek."
This statement coneedes lhat at least
flve Demoorutic voles uro necossary to
lusiiro the suceoss of llie programmo of
tho Aldrleh-Spoouor-K.inx-Keaii fiictlon.
Tiiklng theso two sliite.nonls, together
wlth the known itttltudo of certaln Dem
ocrats, lt would uppenr that tlio probn
bllitles ure for tlie llnul mloption of a
broad court .revicw umeiKlinont, which
has been so inuny tlnn-s pretilctcd ln thls
Attitude of Democrats.
Tt bcco.ues niuro und more appnrent thal
hnd the President statcd n year ngo, oi
even ut lhe reusseinbling of Coi.grcu
that the proposed rate blll should nct 1m
reganleil as u partisan ineasure, and that
when it had becdnio luw neither party
should ko beforo tlio country clulmluj
tho credlt of Us pnsstigo, the Democrnti
would luivo boen 1'ar niore lllollnetl to rab
ly to tflio .support ol' his auiendil.cnt giv-.
liig the court-s the power to suspend th?
decision of the [ntor-Stato Comnicrca Conv
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