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DAILY ARIZONA SILVER BELT
M NEW LAWS
Lecislatuie Gets Busy
acts Legislation at
BILL OF GOVERNOR TO
TAX MINES PRESENTED
P of Public Examiner Is n
cieased Kibbey Signs the
Hunt Juror Pay Bill and a
Number of Other Measures.
,tia! t . tUe Silver Holt.
PHOKMX. Arix., .March 2. The leg
l,ttir- - li1" Saturday session was a
iu n, in both houses, though the
(Mt j.iii of the afternoon in the
niil was spent in a eommitteo of
.Dr wb" hearing arguments by Dis-
nicy Ashurst ot Coconino
I Attorney General Clark on
Known a the Bright Angel
winch is an amendment of
nt law with respect to toll
. infirm the right of Ralph
.. the trail.
three cornered finht between
smeroii the coiintv of Coconino ami
w mu Kp iV Grand Canyon railroad.
fh, bnl s it stands now leaves the
(tnoif nutter to the supervisors, who
jwfimi.iU t. Cameron, and meets the
i, ns tin- recent supreme court de
,ii,ti hi. b was against Cameron. The
In'' nas jhisse.1 by the council, and after
tuf huis .if debate the house passed
it h.ii there being only three nays'
i renshan introduced in the house Bill
W known as the Governor's Bill
(ur L. avitmii of mine's. The bill out-
ant in tn' governor's message yestor
j was referred to the committee on
r -r ao.i mining.
Tbp lii ini-reasing the public exnm-
- sai-.ii trom $2,100 to $3,000, giv
,j nm i . ontmgent expense fund of
41'" an.i allowing him a clork at
' la f $75 a mouthy was passed
m t. .nv this morning 'after futile
".r-i.'s .i amend it by reducing the
a in ! changes had been mnde
rhi- l.iil since its passage by the
- H'it the council .concurred this
.v.t. . mil the bill is ready for the
T v.ili to prohibit peace officers
jriving firearms when drunk or
ma arrests when drunk was passed
v.i( i , .-vempt slot machines where
p'.7i- is not money from the opera-
f to. ant i gambling law was itn
'.n. reported, but on account of
- ..h-..-. . ,,f its author, Hampton of
'" t further action was taken.
v is introduced in the council
"f-i i ri T law of eminent domain.
Km., w.i. .assp.l by the council as
HrjIiit.ifiT, .hsincorporation of eom-
im ,.t l.v a vote of the majoiity
' - h Lis or while litigation is
l if. i 'ihj; the appointment of dep
' 'i.vii ittorneys in counties of the
""-I "hc.I. fourth, fifth and sixth
a' j' u ,,lur of $."00,
T'- i.i,i .r..iding that saloons shall
'' 'm- "s. I, inhed within a n'lile of
'" i ns ..r within a specified dis
" .f mining camps exccjlt upon
3iiii.n. nit ) n-rtain conditions.
'"ii , uling for thp collection of
'-' j I r.-. (Hiring cororntions and
itiu . .iMMng men to furnish lists
J ''"r ilopes subject to such tax.
t"' i itti..riing town councils to
4. a ., ,,,,) so H void the expense
" 'H ,-nit meeting of the mining
"''' - t Imtli houses was prevent-
"" '' M ...ii by the special order
nh '- .-oncerning the Bright
w' 'I,, ,
Governor Signs and Vetoes "
KiI.Iipv signed the following
i bill increasing tho per
; ' - o $3.
ilnlating the transfer of
1 "i to tho high school dis-
I r..priating money to pay
II for service during tho
l-le of months not covered
-tablishing the fift hdis
I ".printing $1,200 to meet
tlio,olIico of the terri-
' t.. the end of tho fiscal
i vetoed the' bill giving
o peace jurisdiction in
.'ion of town and city or-
P'oads Not Guilty
1 l ress.
1 do., Alarcli 2. Uenja-
.ided not guilty in tho
' '"day to tho charge of
'I his wife and daugh-
f iKiisoning last Satur-
nKht repudiated the con-
made to tho ohicf of
S MAIL WAGON
ROBBED IN CHICAGO
March 2. A United
tt gou containing three
f which were filled with
' "il matter and the third
r' ' mails, was stolon in
' "St...!; Exchange building
tonight while the driver was making
a collection in the building.
The thief drove oft" with tho wagon.
Two hours after the robbery tho
wagon was found three miles from tho
down town district. Tho screen had
beon opened and tho pouches taken.
Postoillc authorities believe the robbers
secured fully $.1,000.
EXPLOSION OF GAS
FATALLY INJURES MINERS
By Associated Press.
SCHANTON, Pa March 2. Fourteen
men were seriously injured and twelve
slightly by an explosion of gas this
afternoon in the Uoldon niino of the
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western com
pany at Taylor, four miles from this
city. Of the fourteen, four will prob
Tho explosion supposedly was caused
by gas being ignited by a naked lamp.
Another for Same Company
WILKSBAKKK, Pa., March 2. Two
men were killed and five badly burned
by. an explosion of gas in tho Woodwnrd
mine of the Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western company at Kingston today.
Tunnel Explosion at Midnight
Shakes Buildings for Miles
By Associated Press.
NKW YOKK, March 3. A dynnmite
magazine containing explosives used in
excavation work of the Pennsylvania
road in North river channel, at Jlomo
stoad, X. J., was blown up shortly after
midnight, injuring a score of employees
and shaking buildings for mile's around.
Ambulances were sont from Union Hill
and the injured removed to hospitals.
Tho shock of the explosion broke
probably every window in Homestead
and Union Hill and was felt in this
..ity, where many tall buildings trem
bled perceptibly. Thousands of persons
Homestead is tour miles west of Ho
boken. Workmen were within a few
hundred feet of the proposed tunnel,
whore the explosive was stored. The
cause of tho accident has not been de
termined. Without warning the maga
zine was torn apart and the earth vio
lently shaken. The shock created a
tremendous sensation throughout tho
tttl 14 fil'ilr J.I1...1 ...nrv).n,li' in fliji
....j. M ..v. v. is'j v.ij
river section of the east side ai)d at
Riverside one man was thrown out of
bod. The shook was distinctly felt on
the lower East side and foreigners,
alarmed, ran into the streets, believing
their homes in danger of collapse. The
police were called to prevent possible
riots in tho streets.
OF THJW ML
Jerome Believes Thaw Crazy
Prisoner Fears Only the
Ily Associated Press.
XKW YORK, .March 2f The Thuw
trial enters its seventh week Motility
and it would seem unless some rndic.ti'
change in the course of procedure oc
curs that it will btr twu weeks and
possibly three before the jury renders
a verdict. Jerome- has no intention of
letting the case go- to the jury if lie
can possibly pruvont it. Ho would
rather have the mattor come before a
commission tut Uuiacy.
Jerome does not believe that Thaw is
in proper condition of mind to be on
The district attorney especially had
no taste for the cross examination of
Jerome realizes that he must bo suro
of his ground before asking for a com
mission and he will probably not tako
that step until somo of tho stato's
alienists have gone on the stand. Thaw
seems apprehensive of his fato only as
it relates to the asylum for tho crim
inal insane Tho thought of the death
chair, it is said, has not onco entered
his mind. Ho has been in eonsjtant fear,
however, that there might bo a "con
spiracy to railroad" him to the asy
lum. Within tho last two days tho do
fondant has called upon his attorneys
for an assurance that they will not en
tor into an agreement for tho appoint
ment of a commission. Thoy promised
to fight to the utmost to have tho case
reach the jury.
Dr. Kvans will go on tho stand Mon
day, which will make -his fourth day
under cross examination. Evelyn Thaw,
Mrs. William Thaw and the Couutc'ss
of Yarmouth visited '.the defendant in
the Tombs today.
DEFENSE ARGUES IN
CLOSE OF ADAMS TRIAL
By Associated Press.
WALLACE, Idaho, March 2. On tho
resumption of tho Adams trial today,
Attorney Richardson of the defease
opened tho argument to the. jury, whic.
had not beon finished when court ad
journed at 5 o'clock.
GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 1907
GLOBE MINES IN
Past Week Sees Many Impor
tant Developments in .Many
of the Mines in this District.
MITCHELL SMELTER IS TO
BLOW IN ON MARCH 15
Good Progress at Globe Con
solidated New Strike Rec-
orded at the Gibson Supe
rior & Boston Doing Well.
The general activity and prosperity
which has made Globe district a name
to conjure with in mining circles dur
ing the last year still continues and
each week hees the activity increasing
and important developments following
each other with a rapidity which is a
source of astonishment to thoso who
have come hero recently from other
Hood ore strikes nro reported this
week from a number of the mines in
the district and there is hardly tin oper
ating company with headquarters at
Globe which cannot show returns of a
week s good work.
The fuel supply is better than it has
been for several months and shortage
is no longer a drawback to operations.
Nothing new has been reported from
the Old Dominion. The size of tho big
body of sulphide ore on the 14th level
has not as yet beon determined. Only
one round of holes was shot during tho
week in crosscut No. 2, still without
any sign of the hanging wall, and work
will' probably be started on crosscut
No. 3 this week, 100 feet distant along
the main extraction drift from No, 2.
, ' Globo Consolidated
The Gem shaft of tho Globo Consoli
dated is now 535 feet deep and still
in the diorite formation. A station is
being cut on the 500 level, which will
be fifty feet Jong and twenty feet wide.
The station is being driven to the east
and when it is completed some time, this
week, crosRitutting will begin at right
One of the crosscuts will be run to
the north in the direction of Big John
ny gulch and it is expected .that it will
cut the Josh Billings vein. -The south
erosfcut, run toward Copper gulch and
the 3 ray mine of the Old Dominion,
should cut the Buffalo and Lizzie veins.
-There is a network of veins traversing
HutValo hill which should be Jcachcl
by both crosscuts. The distance be
tween the Buffalo and Josh Billings
veins on the surface is about 225 feet
and if the known angle of dip continues
twit big veins should be encountered
within sixty days, judging from the rate
at which work is proceeding at the
Sinking has been resumed at the Mai
lory shaft of the company and good pro
gress has been made during tho weok.
Drifting on the vein on the 400 'level
continues in three places with good re
sults. Mitchell Smelter and Mines
Arrangements have been- made to
blow in the Mitchell smelter in less than
two weeTks, tho date of blowing in hav
ing been set for Mac.h 15. Soveral
of the Mitchell mines will start ship
ping ore to tho smelter tomorrow and
coke is arriving daily. Shipments will
be commenced from tho Schulzo No. 1,
tho Five Points and the North Domin
ion. The converter for the smelter is
not oxpected for several weeks, but the
company will produce matte until it
Superintendent J. C. Britt reports a
good strike in the Schulzo No. 1, which
was made the latter part of the week.
Black copper and cuprite was struck
in the bottom of tho shaft and thero is
over twelve feet of this rich oio.
Tho Gibson mine, that wonderful pro
ducer owned by two men, which first
demonstrated the value of that section
of tho district lying west of the city,
is seeing piosperous times, tho net
profits of "February being tho largest in
the history of tho mino. . Now veins
and ore shoots are being encountered in
all of the workings, several important
strikes having beon niado during the
On tho second levol a sixteen-foot
vein of ore which averages over 5 per
cent copper has boon opened to n dis
tance of 100 feet, the vein boing first
encountered 5(50 feet from tho main
shaft. Four hundred feet from the
shaft on tho third level a twenty-foot
body of good concentrating oro has
been crosscut. This oro will run nbout
3 per cent. Soveral smaller veins which
run much higher in copper have been
In the lower tunnel on tho Minoral
Creek side, 2,200 feot from tho main
working shaft .high grade oro has boon
encountered at a distance of 400 feet
fiom tho mouth of the tunnel and it is
being taken out for shipment.
Work at the Globe-Arizona, two miles
east of the city, is mostly of a prepara
tory nature. The wagon rond to con
nect with tho road to tho old Stone
wall mine was completed yesterday and
tho shaft will now bo repaired and re
timbered. A hoist and engine havo beon
ordoied and nro on the road and upon
installation the shaft and crosscut will
be cleaned out and development work
begun. Engineers Sultan & Wayne, who
oxnmiticd and reported on the, mino last
"weok, 'Btato that there is about 1,000
tons of oro in sight and that an nverago
Isamplo of tho oro assayed 11.9 per cent
cVpper and a considerable quantity of
silver. Ore of this grade on Uio dump
will be shipped in a few weeks.
Superior & Boston
The vicinity of tho Great Eastern
shaft of the Superior & Boston js rap
idly assuming tho proportions of a good
sized mining camp. Now buildings have
been erected and others are in course of
construction. The shaft is now 132 feel
dcop and is in a Chorokeq limestone
Tho Limestone shaft has been re
timbered and sinking is, going on in
good shape. Thore is it ii eightecn-inch
streak of ore in tho liottom- of tho
shaft which assays 7 to 8 per cent cop
per and runs high in iron.
The tunnel on the Block Oxide claim
is being steadily 'driven to tho ledge,
which is nbbut 200 feet distant from
the present tunnel end.
Other Local Mines
The Calumet & Globe Development
company has begun sinking its shaft
on the Brewery claim on Lower Pinto
and good headway is being made as
the ground is well constituted for rapid
work. Directors of tho company who
were on the ground tho past week were
highly pleased with the property and
tho work which has been done by Super
The main film ft of the Arizona Na
tional is still on ore, which continues to
improve in values. 'The ore as first
encountered was a carbonate, but tho
fortuation seelns to be changing and it
is expected that high grado sulphides
will be struck within a short time.
At the Alsdorf mines west of the city
hoisting plants are being installed at
the Captain and Red Springs shafts
and sinking will be more rapidly con
tinued after the hoists are in running
The Live Oak and Keystone mines
continue good shippets to the()ld Do
The mill at the Yo Tambieu of the
Pinto Creek Mining company is now
in good working order and is treating
about seventy five tons of ore each day.
Congress Asked to Investigate
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON... March '.cirPrg-'''-ized
labor has asked congress to insti
tute an investigation into all the facts
and circumstances attending the arrest
in Colorado of Charles II. Moyer, Wil
liam D. Haywood and George F. Petfi-
bone, officers of the Western Federation
of Miners, and deportation to Idaho
to stand trial on charges of complicity
in the murder of Ex-Governor Steunen
To thnt end Senator Carmaek today
Introduced a petition signed by hit i
dreds of workingmen and citizens and
had printed in the record the dissenting
opinion of Associate Justice McKenna
to the opinion of the supreme' court or
the United States, that the court could
not inquire into circumstances sur
rounding tho alleged kidnaping of the
three men. Senator Heybum then se
cured an order for the printing of the
majority opinion of tho court.
The petition asks for the enactment
of "Such laws or measures as may be
required to redress the grievous wrongs
committed against Moyer, Haywood and
Pettibone and to safeguard and protect
the citi7ens"of this country from legal
ized kidnaping and deportations by ad
ministrative order in the future. The
petition, emphasizes tho claim that the
Western Federation of Miners i? "a
large and peaceful organization of' la
bor." IN'S REPLY
WILL BE FORGED
Attorneys for Government Will
Mandamus Magnate Both
Sides to Argue
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, March 2. Interstate
commerce commission today gave some
attention to tho contemplated manda
mus uroeeedfngs requiring E. II. Harri
man to answer certain questions to
which ho declined n roply during the
investigation into Harriinan roads in
New York. Frank B. Kellogg, one of
the special counsel wllo assisted in the
inquiry of tho commission, wanted some
further time to oxamino tho law before
action was taken. Decision in tho mat
ter was thercforo postponed.
Counsel for tho Harriinan interests
requested tho commission to hear ar
guments before the report of the in
quiry is completed. ' This will be
granted and the debate heard early in
April. Tho question of submitting tes
timony to the department of justice to
determine whothor it warrants proceed
ings under the Sherman anti-trust law
will bo determined later.
By Associated Press.
BRUGES, Belgium, March 2. Tho
.canal from Bruges to tho sea was
opened to commerce today. Tho docks
of tho now port, Heyst, aro one and a
half miles long. The port is designed
to divert; considorablo portion of the
Rhino traffic to Belgium.
AN EASY CAPTURE
Nicaraguans Win Key to Cap
' ital After Brilliant Engage
mentTake El Corpus.
HONDURAS WOULD KNOW
FEELING OF SALVADOR
Attorney General Bonaparte
Rules that Firearms May Be
Sent to Belligerent Countries
from New Orleans.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, March 2 The
Ameican legation at Tegucigalpa,, Hon
duras, has informed the state depart
ment that the government of that
country has called niton the Salvador
minister there to secure a categorical
reply to the question as to their atti
tude in the present war between Nica
ragua and Honduras and whether it is
an ally or an enemy of Honduras.
A cable received at the department
from Central American sources is to
tho effect that a naval expedition is
leaving tho gulf port o.f Honduras to
utfaek Bluefields, Nicuragua. News of
an important engagement between tho
foices of Honduras and Nicaragua was
received today in a cable from Amer
ican Consul Oliares at Managun as fol
lows: "Ki Corpus, the key of position at
Tegucigalpa, was taken today by Nica
ragua. Four battalions of Nicaraguans
and a strong force of Hondurans wens
engaged. The action was brilliant."
May Send Firearms
NEW ORLKANS, March 2. Nica
ragua and Honduras may tomorrow
ship firearms from the United States
without fear of detention. Shipments
of firearms for both movements have
been held up here pending instructions
from Washington, but Attorney General
Bonaparte wired that '"the department
could find no authority under existing
circumstances for the detention of the
munitions of war mentioned."
To Increase U. S. Force
WASHINGTON. March 2. Develop
ments in the war in Central America,
with indications that at least four re
publics may become involved, have led
the state and navy department officials
to consider the expediency of increasing
the American naval force in those wa
ters. It is probable that within a few
days several ships will be ordered to re;
inforce the Marietta and Chicago.
AFTER BAD WRECK
Three Killed and Score Wound-
' e& No Trace of Engineer
Who Caused Crash
By Associated Press.
NKW HAVEN, Conn., March 2. On
evidence presented to liini this after
noon Coroner Mix has mado a prelim
inary finding that Engineer William
Fisher of tho special train, by disobey
ing orders, is responsible for tho wreck
on tho New York, New Haven & Hart
ford railroad early today at Water
The special train ran into the regular
passenger train from New Haven, re
sulting in the death of three persons
and piobably fatal injury t two na
tional guaidsmon and serious injury to
a score of other passengers. Tho debris
was cleared away this afternoon and
no trace of Fisher's body found. Tho
coroner's jury decided that ho jumped
from his cab and fled and an order
was issued to the police to arrest' him.
NOW ON THE WAY
TO SUNNY ITALY
Italians Indicted by Grand Jury
Fail to Turn Up in Court
A brief session of tho district court
was held yesterday and a number of
matters disposed of.
Antonio Barbero and Luigi Fu?ero,
indicted for larceny, did not nppcar
when called for arraignment and the
bail bond was ordered forfeited. It is
in the sum of $1,000, with Anton Moli
noro and James Bracco as sureties. Tho
sureties will have to reimburse tho
county for tho nou-appearanco of tho
defendants. Bench warrants wero or
dered issued for Barbero and Fusero,
who, it is snid, are on their way to
Italv. Tho warrants hanging over them
will' mnko their stay .in Italy rather
longer than thoy expected to remain,
unless they decide to return and stand
The case of A. and B. Schuster vs.
'.J. Tt. Hnlgler, a suit upon a note, was
sot for trial next Saturday.
Birdie J. II. Pcderson was granted
a decreo of divorce from Neils M. Pe
derson upon the ground of drunkenness
and non-support. She was given the
custody of the children.
The case of I. Schlinger vs. Max
Bonne was submitted to the court and
judgment rendered in favor of Schling
er for $11 and costs: This was a suit
appealed from the justice court and
grew out of disagreement over a suit
of clothes made by the plaintiff for
In tho caso of the alleged rioters, A.
E. Guthrie, Fred Tern me, John D." Hous
ton and Vanco Bayless, an order was
made directing them to appear next
Saturday for arraignment. The defend
ants arc out on bonds of $1,000 each.
In ttic United States court the -petition
of James A. Hogan of Morenci,
Graham county, for discharge as a
bankrupt, was granted. James Dun
seath, an attorney of Tucson, appeared
for the petitioner. -
' The Weather
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, March 2. Forecast
for Arizona: Partly cloudy Sunday and
CLEVER GAME OF
. THE RAILROADS
Wauld-be Canal Contractor
Tells Why Contract Was
By Associated Press.
AUGUSTA, Ga., March 2. "We are
down and out," said J. B. McDonald,
president of the Panama Construction
company, in discussing the rejection of
the bid of W. J. Oliver for the construe
tion of the canal.
"They havo taken the matter off
our hands and it now rests "with the
president. The responsibility should be
placed where it belongs.
"I cannot see why our bid should
have been rejected, except that it is
due to the far-reaching machinations of
political influences that have worked
against all the bids that threaten ac
tual construction of the big canal. It
is hardly necessary to say that theso in
terests are those of tho trans-continen
"It is generally recognized that this
agency was working to defeat the pro
ject long before it ever took tangible
shape. You will notice that any prac
tical men who lfave been identified with
the canal havo b:en picked, off by the
big financial interests. It is not diffi
cult to trace the relations. This is very
poor business, however, for the canal
is bound to come; if not during this
administration, then another.
"I cannot seo where the president
and his associates aro right and do not
.see how they will be able to build the
canal. Sooner or later the ditch will
have to be dug under business-like
management of a constructor who has
figured the cost down to a minimum.
Our company is willing to perform ev
ery item of the agreement required by
the government. Tt was our understand
ing that when the conditions imposed
by tho government were met the con
tract went to our company. We made
every preparation at a considerable ex
penso and were prepared to begin shov
eling dirt on or before the tim6 limit of
McDonald does not believe there is
anything in the report that Oliver will
enter suit against the government for
tho preliminary expense of $40,000 in
curred in making the bid.
Mexican Revolutionist Who Es
caped from Deporting Offi- -cers
not Yet Caught
By Associated Press.
EL PASO, Texas, March 2. Inspector
Schmucker o fthe immigration service
stated to the Associated Press tonight
that there has been no lotup in the
effort to catch Antonio Villareal, the al
leged revolutionist who escaped from
the officers on the way to prison Mon
day. He says ho believes that Villareal
is still here and nightly raids are being
mado in the hope of catching him.
Schmucker states that ho is advised
from tho justice department at Wash
ington that by his escape Villareal has
soriouslj prejudiced his case and that
tho three-year term cannot apply to
him whilo under these charges.
BERKELEY WILL PERHAPS
GET CALIFORNIA CAPITAL
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., March2.
Winding up a whirlwind campaign
started less than three weeks ago, Ber
keley today won -the second and final
fight in the legislature for the removal
of the capital of California from Sac
ramonto to tho universit ytown when
tho assembly by a vote of 59 to 18
passed the bill'submitting the question
to the people at.tho next election.
FOR 1U REAL
ILL NOT LOOT
THE PUBLIC HI
Determined Opposition of the
Democrats Asures the Kill
ing of Ship Subsidy Bill.
GULF STATE SENATORS
LEAD THE OPPOSITION
Senator Smoot Reimbursed for
Expense of Proving that He
Was Entitled to His Seat
Other Washington News.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, March 2. There
will be no ship subsidy legislation dur
ing the present session of congress.
This fact was practically conceded by
all when the senate supporters of the
subsidy bill agreed late today to allow
tho subject to go over until Monday.
Tho failure of the measure will be due
to the opposition of Democratic sen
ators, which is so pronounced as to
cause them to filibuster more than an
The position of the Democratic senj.
ators was known to their Republican col
leagues early today. Several of them
held an informal' conference and after
deciding that the bill should not pass
at the present session, instructed their
caucus leader, Senator Blackburn, to-,
convey this information to the Repub
Republicans, therefore, were well
aware of the probable fate of the bill,
when at 1:30 o'clock Galllnger moved
to concur in the house amendments.
This motion was immediately met by
a counter motipu to postpone considera
tion until Monday. This was voted
down, but various other motions, all
dilatory, were introduced by Demo
cratic senators, and notwithstanding
they were all defeated, it was perfectly
understood that the dtermination of the
opposition at so late an hour in the
session meant the ultimate defeat of
the measure, unless some agreement
After this episode a cessation of hos
tilities until 3 o'clock was secured. At
that hour it was immediately apparent
thai no progress had been madfr toward
harmonj'. Gallinger suggested a further
postponement until Monday and at 11
o'clock all agreed to this proposition.
No Hope for Success
In tho meantime, it will take some
effort to reach common ground, but no
one hopes for success. The principal
opposition todas- came from Democratic
senators interested in the commerce of
the 'Gulf of Mexico, and it had been
suggested that if further provision
could be made in their behalf tiiey
would accept tho bill. Other Demo
cratic senators, however, opposed the
measure for other reasons, and if the
Gulft state element should cease its
opposition it would be renewed by their
colleagues. Moreover, the house leaders
practically served notice upon the sen
ate that if the bill should bo amended
in any respect by tho senate it would
be impossible to obtain action in the
house because of tho opposition there.
Smoot Paid Back
The senate passed the deficiency ap
propriation bill, carrying $10,750,000.
It was amended by tho inclusion of
several provisions aggregating $800,000.
to' defray tho expenses of tho con
stitutional convention in Oklahoma $3.'3,
420. Increasing the salary of the sec
retary o the president, from $5,000 to
$0,000. To reimuburse Senator Smoot
for expenses incurred by him in.defend
ing his rights to his seat, $15,000." The
Smoot amendment was the only one to
occasion any discussion.
"Pifty-one million dollars has been
added by the senate to tho house supply
bills," said Mr. Tawney of Minnesota
today whilo tho house had under con
sideration the conference report on the
agricultural bill. "This is unprece
dented and the' amendment which the
senate has inserted in the agricultural
bill endowing agricultural colleges
'means millions riiore."
Other Washington News
(The following is other Washington'
news by the Associated Press condensed
for lack of space):
Announced tonight that the president
has tendered to Governor Winthrop of
Porto Eico position of assistant secre
tary of the treasury, which will be ac
cepted. House passes flat three-cent faro rate
for street cars of District of Columbia.
President today approved -of bill pro
viding for writs of error in certain in
stances in criminal cases.
Georgo Von L. Moyer will assume hi3
new duties as postmaster general Mon
day afternoon. Cortelyou will relin
quish tho office and then go over to tho
treasury to take charge.
Tho president and cabinet will go
to the capitol Monday to attend the
closing of the Fifty-ninth congress.
The senate today agreed to tho Bur
kett resolution directing the interstate
commerce commission to investigate,
and report to the senate whether the
principal express companies are en
gaged in buying selling and handling
consignments of fruits, vegetables and
By Associated Press.
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