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taught souvenirs by the bushel, dodged .'aatos,'
grazed the cowcatchers of electric cars, and got
mixed up vi-ith a headstrong: bicycle. But let
me tell you this is living, and I am going to
v hoop It up for all I'm worth when the Presi
dent appears on the avenue to-morrow; that ia,
if I am alive."
Representatives of the Public Comfort Com-
Xnlttee were stationed at both railway stations
to meet the military and civic organizations.
Among the host of arrivals were members of
the Tennessee Legislature, the Amerlcus Club of
JPittsburgr, the Volunteer Firemen of Schoharie,
">.*. X.; Governor Hlggins of New- York, staff
end party from Albany; bodies of the Ohio Na
tional Guard, the 12th Begiment of the Penn
sylvania National Guard, comprising companies
Xroni WUliamsport. Milton. Sunbury and Lewis
burg; a provisional regiment of the Third
Brigade of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Companies C. O. H and I of the 16th Regiment
of the Pennsylvania National Guard; the cadets
of the Military Academy at "West Point, a spe
cial detachment of which preceded the full bat
talion by a few hours, to make arrangements; a
detachment of United States marines from
Portsmouth. Va., and another from Brooklyn,
and the Union Republican Club of Philadelphia,
The, steamship Arkadla. with Porto Rican troops
aboard, which passed In the Chesapeake Capes
yesterday. is reported hung up In the ice at
Matthews Point, some distance down the river.
Two naval tugs have been seijt to her assistance,
and she is expected to arrive here soon. The
revenue cutter Windom. which sailed from Balti
more yesterday, will not be here in connection
/with the Inauguration ceremonies. She was
■stopped by orders from the department at Cove
.Point and returned to Baltimore. "The Toledo
Times" Newsboy Cadets* Band arrived here this
afternoon, and serenaded Secretary Hay, . who
made a brief speech in response. Th« organ
ization proceeded to the homo of Secretary Toft.
;where another serenade was given, and then
visited B. H. Warner, grand marshal of the
parade. General O. O. Howard made a brief
•peech In acknowledgment. 4
The first untoward incident of the inaugura
tion was the finding to-day of two men over
come by pas in a boarding house In East Capl
toi-st. They were G. W. Moses, of Level Run,
Va.. and W. K. Adklns, of Chatham, Va. Both
«»f them were removed to the Casualty Hospital,
•where it was said that their condition was pre
One of the most Imposing features of the ax
rang»m«nts for the Inaugural festivities is the '
illumination of the Court of History, In Penn
i*ylvania-ave.. Just north of the White House.
Suspended from columns and bamboo poles on j
either side are long lines of green garlands,
[Along which have been strewn myriads of elec
tric lights. These transform the court, with all
Its color effect and Its statues placed at intervals
along the great plaza, into a brilliant scene by
The probabilities strongly Incline toward rain
for the early part of to-morrow's inaugural fes
tivities, in the opinion of the official forecaster
ef the Weather Bureau, Mr. Frankenfleld. To
night, with only twelve hours before the time for
the ceremonies to begin, Mr. Frankenfleld said
he looked for rain in the morning, but that the
Btorm area is moving so rapidly It may cease
falling by the afternoon In time for the parade,
which Is the chief feature of interest to the
visiting hosts. The local prediction for to-mor
row as issued by the Weather Bureau reads:
"Warmer and threatening; probably rain Satur
day morning, followed by fair." Contrary to
the hope of the Weather Bureau officials, the
etorm that yesterday was over the Saskatche
wan Valley moved rapidly southeastward ln
pfmd of eastward, thus complicating the local
weather conditions. From present appearances
the storm will continue Its rapid southeastward
movement, and should pass over the Middle At
lantic States on Saturday morning. This will
give Washington higher temperature, with
cloudy, threatening •weather, and probably some
rain, but as the storm is moving rapidly the
rain FhouM not last long. There is a chance
thet Washington may escape the rain alto
gether. Mr. Frankenfleld said, but the outlook
was against it. The rain limit will pass close to
the District of Columbia if it does not cover It.
Decorations and Illuminations of
the Pension Building.
Washington. &larch 3.— ltalian skies seldom. cov
•red a more beautiful scene than that on ■which
the newly Inaugurated President 'will gaze as he
♦inters his panoplied box to-morrow night formally
to open the Inaugural Ball. He ■will find himself
Jn an Italian garden surrounded by a two-storied
arcade hung with festoons of laurel and Southern
emllax and baskets of gayly colored orchids and
pink azaleas. Flowers bloom everywhere, and
stately palms from the tropics stand here and there
amid the golden columns of the arcade with its
Ivory facades. Crowning the gallery of the second
arcade are seventy-six columns supporting as many
globes, on each of which stands an American eagle
•with outstretched wings. Festoons of ivory colored
drapery connect the columns, and back of each rises
a fir tree, the top almost lost to view in the dim
blue of the sky. In the centre of the garden is a
•wonderful grotto, with weird caverns. A seven
mouthed fountain shocts forth Btreams of many
colors, which splash on the rocks ann freshen the
drooping waterl'lies that bloom among the ferns
At the other end of this wonderful garden, back
of a bark of blue boqcainvtlleas. Is a small amphi
theatre, almost surrounded by huge pa i ms these
flowers and palms conc * alin * the Marine Band from
J2! IS "*? at ha * beftl done with the Pension
Kuildjng, where every inaugural bal! since Presi
dent Cleveland's inauguration has been held. For
month* th* JecoraMon committee has been work-
In?, and the result of Its labors will be seen to
morrow night. Never before have the decorations
been on such a bold and lavish reale. In«t*ad of
swathing the Immense court of the Pension Build
ing with bunting and flowers and palms the com
mittee undertook to improvise an Italian garden
The -walls are covered with blue bunting, and in
order to gain the effect of a sky overhead the
lights are. centred and confined almost entirely to
th<> garden.
Gre«n and gold are the predominating tones In
the decorations. The second story of the Ivory
tinted arcade has a luminous frieze of turkey red
bunting, which stands in striking relief against
the blue background of the rest of the building
Other contrasts are furnUhed by the evergreens
that •tirround the summit of the ar-ade.
Largely to the accurate detail with which the
Illuminating scheme has been worked out is due
the harmony with which the flowers and the palms
the bunting ar.d the flags, the trees and the gofden
columns of the arcade are blended with the dim
MM overhead. In order to give the greatest
illumination to the ballroom, floor, a double row of
strong lights -with reflecting glass globes are ar
ranged at the first cornice level of the arcade
Surrounding the second story of tho arcade a
series of disks between the arches. Each disk con
sists of seventy-six frosted lights of soft tones in
colors. Lighting up the cecond story of the arcade
Is a line of similar lights along the cornice level.
To piumlnate the decorations and the flr trees
without bringing the celling into prominence a
series of dim lights has been arranged at the base
To overcome that ailment
You require Nature's Assistance.
Is Nature's Own Remedy.
Ci. UTlOK.— Examine the CaptuU and ttt that
It is marked ESi S ' FBOJT SALT,' otherwite
r:ru Knot ih6 ttnerru! form of flattery—
Prepared ob!t bj J. C. EHO Ltd KJIDIT
SALT' WOSES. London, SE., Lag,
by J. C EHO'S Patent
Wsolesfcir of Metirs. I. Tnvntm. A C 0. ,26,
Vi. uxi. '■' North William Street. New York.
of each ' column. Abandoning the Incandescent
lights us«d at the hut Inaugural ball, the commit
tee has used only frosted and faintly tinted bulbs
j throughout the decorative scheme. The lighting
and the draperies, so far as possible, are independ
ent of the flowers.
The-' flowers, both in number and rarity, exceed
any floral decorations uaod at former inaugural
balls. Four carloads of evergreens were brought
here from Alabama, find one thousand palm leaves
from Porto BJco. Five thousand yards of laurel
| roping and five hundred wreaths have been used in
| decorating the arcade. The hundreds of bougain
; TlUea plants which stand in front of the bandstand
were brought from the Philippines and five hundred
fir trees were brought from Ma*»a.-hu«*ttß. In the
garden and around the President', box are me
thousand rases and five hundred azalea plants In
full bloom. :': '- , , „,«
Ibis] fifty-two feet from the floor back of the
bandstand 1. a nimbus of electric light, In tlM ii ape
of a shell, banked on either side by palms. Within
this nimbus axe thirteen omngo medallions, repre
•enttag the thirteen original States. Bach medallion
Is set with a blue and white five pointed star. These
medallions are sot in a network of g«ld cable, wh oh
Is studded at the Intersections of the mesbea i with
gold lamps. Above the nlmbu. is a trophy of six
Americas flags ar. • »a eagle. -
At the opposite end «f the ballroom, in the first
gallery. Is the Presidents box. overlooking the en
tire hail. Tho box is drarod with rich' red cur
taJns, and enormous AmericflJi Beauty roses vre
dominate la the decoration. The box 's X x „,'n
„,.rv huntinp. In the arrangement of l » "^
of °pprp r r. h m?n£t!y S S°
fwf long"?te. from th« floor on either .We of the
box. These were imported from P° r *°,£}.^- d _ ith
The President's room is lavishly prorated 7™
American Beauty roses, orchids and "»«? «£" flSrsd
J. H. Small & eons' had entire charge of "»e fl oral
decorations.- and a C. Graham devised and exe
cuted the entire scheme of illumination.
Hearty Greetings for Throngs-
Some Bills Signed.
Washington, March 3.— President Roosevelt's final
day before his formal Inauguration to the Presi
dency was almost a continuous reception, and Mr.
Roosevelt gave up as much of bis time as he possi
bly could spare from executive business to greeting
and shaking hands with callers. He said to his
friends that on this day, of all others, his time
belonged to the people and it afforded him genuine
pleasure to meet them and exchange with them
evtn a transient greeting.
Aa early as 9 o'clock the crowd began to assemble
at the White House. The people came from every
part of the Union, their common desire belt g to
extend good wishes to President Roosevelt. There
was an immense throng at the White House, in
cluding m&ny Rough Riders and cowboys. Many
of them, who were friends of the President of years
standing, received a hearty welcome.
Toward 1 o'clock the crush of callers eased some
what, and the President found time to take up
his morning mall with Secretary Ix>eb. He devoted
some time, too, to affixing his signature to bills
which had been enacted by Congress. Ho approved
several hundred measures In the course of the day.
Including four of the big appropriation acts. The
work of the President at tbe close of this Con
gress will not be so heavy as it has been In previous
inaugural years, as, notwithstanding the delay
of Congress in acting upon many Important meas
ures, practically all of them now have been dis
posed of. Only a few bills will remain to be signed
by the President to-morrow.
Presidents Neighbors, "Laid Out"
on a Switch, Miss Reception.
Washington, March 3.— President Roosevelt
missed a call from his neighbors of Oyster Bay
this evening. The train bearing them did not
reach Washington until hours after the time ap
pointed for their visit to the White House, by spe
cial invitation of the President, who was to receive
them at 9 o'clock to-night, and unless his crowded
hours to-morrow are considerably reduced, they
will not have the opportunity to shake his hand
at all during their stay at the capital.
The people of the President's home town liave
been preparing for the inaugural excursion for
several weeks. The managers of the enterprise se
cured such a concession from the railroad com
panies that they were enabled to offer a magnifi
cent bargain to all who would avail themselves of
the opportunity to go along. The great offer was
as follows:
"A round trip to Washington, board and lodging
for one day, a cane, a badge, a high hat, a shake of
the President's hand— all for the small sum of $21."
It is little wonder, therefore, that some three hun
dred of the President's admiring fellow townsmen
grabbed at the chance to come on such liberal
terms. AH would have been lovely bad their train
been on time this evening. But It was held up
somewhere beyond the navy yard for nearly three
hours, and the President finally shut up shop at
the White House without seeing them. While ha
was anxiously waiting for the clans from Oyster
Bay. President Roosevelt received the Governor of
Connecticut, Henry Roberts, and his staff.
Various Political and Military Bodies
Start for Washington.
New-York's contribution to the inaugural parade
to-day will be something like five thousand men,
divided as follow*:
Thirteenth Regiment 1,000
Republican County Committee ».... 1,000
Twenty-third Regiment 660
First and Second Naval Battalion*.... 1 COO
Eighth Regiment 1 400
William Henkel Association - 60
Republican Club «..». 200
Squadron A 230
Roosevelt Ho»» Club > 100
Kichmcnd Republican* 100
Other organizations - 740
Total 0,000
Some started for Washington In. the morning yes
terday, others in the afternoon, but the greatest
number got away between noon and midnight, both
the Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio ferry
boats and terminals being taxed to their capacity
to handle the crowds of soldiers and civilians. It
was a merry, good natured throng, with banners
flying, drums beating and bands playing, until the
last minute. Major James Otis Woodward, with
his staff, and one hundred men of the Albany
Burgesses Corps, arrived In a special train from
Albany. Four hundred West Point cadets also
came by the West Shore. Two hundred and ten
members of Squadron A. whloh is to share with the
Rough Riders in being President Roosevelt's per
sonal escort, left the Pennsylvania station in Jer
sey City in two special trains at 11:60 a, m. Major
Oliver B Bridgman commanded the squadron.
President Roosevelt has Invited the officers to
luncheon at the White House to-morrow
Three, hundred of President Rooaevelt Nassau
County neighbors boarded the 11:80 train for Wash-
r 'H»tl?' an hour later two hundred and fifty mem
bers of the New- York Republican Club left on a
iDbclal train of eleven Pullman care. Louis Stern
headed the delegation. James S. Lehmaler was
.•'hair man of the committee of arrangements.
One hundred Republicans of Richmond, headed
by Borough President George Cromwell, had a
special car on the Pennsylvania.
Governor Hig^ine and His Staff Welcomed —
Metropolis Well Represented.
Washington, March 3.— The Republican Club of
the City of New- York tendered a reception this
evening to Governor Klgglns and hia staff and the
New- York, delegation In Congress at the club's In
auguration headquarters, the Hotel Gordon, 16th
and I bU. The club delegation, two hundred and
fifty strong, has been assigned to the right of the
line in the civic division at the inaururul cere
Governor Hlggina arrived hero from Albany this
morning, and went to the New WUlard Hotel. The
Governor is accompanied by Mrs. and Miss Hlgglna
and his staff. The Governor visited the White
House and paid hi* re»pecta to President Roose
velt this afternoon. Mr. Hlggtna arrived at the
•tatlon about 6 o'clock. Even at that early hour
there were many to recognize the> Executive of
the Empire State, who was wwmlv cheered as
he made his way to the carriage provided to take
him to the hotel. The club'a patronage U iMisd
between the Hotel Gordon. Its headquarters, and
the Cairo, at Q and 16th Bts.
Among the members of the Republican Club
registered at the Hotel Gordon to-right w/«r» In
ternal Revenue Collector Chart** H Treat. «x
Magistrate Kudlich, ex-Ohief of Police Jota He-
Cullagh, J. F. Hitchcock, Frank Bro«*flH<i. Pratt
A. Brown. Edward R. Finch. Henry Clay Pierey.
John Little, George J. B>abury. C. Godfrey Patter
son. C. H. Russell. Benjamin RuCTell, Thomas
Lewis, A B. Gilbert. E. J. Lauer. Jullut H. Sey
mour, Jacob Halstead, M. S. Haviland. William G.
Bosworth. A. W. Eaton. Max Jonas, Harry V* I™*1 ™*-
W. B. Altken, ex-Judge Job E. Hedges. John A.
Dutton. Jam** A. Smith, F. L - v , Walidlll 1 ;, I I 1 r ? 1 ? r
Benedict, J. C. West. W. •'. ilson. Chandler
White. Lucius M. Stunt*", and 8. I. Muni-on
The Governor's staff Is composed of Brigadier
General Nelson H. Henry, adjutant general;
Colonel Selden E. Marvin, military secretary;
Major Harrison K. Bird. Colonel Charles H. Shor-
Hi!. Lieutenant Colonel James Hollis Wcl h». Lieu
tenant Colonel John H. Fool*. Major Alfred R.
Whitney, jr.. Major James S. Stewart and Captains
Louis Wendel, Walter F. Barnes, Oscar 12rlands«n.
J. Philip Benkard, John R. Foley, Harry S. Rich
mond. Frederick H. Wilson and H. J. Cookenhani.
Other guest* registered at the New \\ Illard are
Postmaster Wlllcox, Mrs. WUlcox and William IT.
Among the organizations scheduled to reach
Washington In the course of the night over the
Pennsylvania Railroad are the First Company.
Signal Corps, N. G., N. T. 70 strong: the Garret A.
Hobart Association, of Jersey City, 125 men; Knights
of the Maccabees, of Auburn; the McKJnley and
Roosevelt Club, of Orange, N. J., 60 men; Nassau
County delegation of the President's neighbors, 300
men; regular troops from Fort Sloeum. 269 men.
and the Roosevelt - Home Club, of New-York, 100
The Republican County Committee party, more
than one thousand strong. including forty members
of the Hamilton Republican Club, and the same
number from the 25th Assembly Diitrict, is ex
pected to arrive here to-morrow morning. So. too,
are the William Henkel Association, led by United
States Marshal Henkel and "Bat" Maaterson; the
13th Regiment, Heavy Artillery! commanded by
Colonel David E. Austen; the Sth Regiment, in
which President Roosevelt was at on» time a cap
tain, Colonel J. M. Jorvis commanding; the 23d
Regiment, of Brooklyn. Colonel William A. Stokes
commanding, and the Ist and 3d Naval Battalions,
Commander McDonough Craven.
» i-
Every Passenger Car on the Pennsylvania
Road Pressed Into Service.
Philadelphia, March 3.— 'So heavy was the traffic
on the Pennsylvania road that every available day
coach and Pullman car was pressed into service.
Virtually all freight trains between Philadelphia
and the' national capital have been annulled to
permit the safe and speedy running of passenger
The train leaving New- York shortly after mid
night and this city at 3:35 a. m., on the Pennsyl
vania road, will be run In sixty sections.
Plan to Resurrect It Early in the
Next Congress.
Washington, March 6\— The Statehood bill
died at 9:30 o'clock to-night. At that time the
conferrees on the bill parted, not to meet again
in the 58th Congress. There was a persistent
effort on the part of the Senate confevrees to
report a disagreement to the two houses, but
the House conferrees made the positive dec
laration that no disagreement report would be
The plan of the House leaders on the State
hood question for the next CongTess has been
outlined. The first day of tha next session Mr.
Hamilton, chairman of the Committee on Terri
tories, will introduce the Statehood bill with
provisions like those which passed the House.
He will call his committee together to report the
bill, which action will be taken without pre
liminary hearings. Within two weeks, It is ex
pected, the bill will be on the House calendar.
A special rule will be forthcoming: to put it
through without protracted discussion, and the
question then will be again before JA* Senate.
It is believed that with a long session , before
It the bill can be passed in the Senate.
Agreement Reached on River and
Harbor Bill
Washington, March «. — A full agreement on
the River and Harbor Appropriation bill was
reached by the conferrees at 10:15 o'clock to
night, by a compromise of all the matters of
difference. In regard to the Delaware River
Improvements, the House appropriation of
$750,000 was increased to $1,000,000. and the
requirement that the State of Pennsylvania
appropriate $500,000 additional was stricken
out. The provision for the survey of Delaware
River was stricken out. It was agreed to re
survey Savannah Harbor for a channel depth
of 2tJ feet Instead of 80 feet, and Qalveston Har
bor for a depth of 30 feet instead of 35 feet.
Tribute Paid to Him by His Colleagues on
Military Affairs Committee.
Washington, March 3.— Senator Cookrall to-day
received a gratifying and unusual tribute from the
Senate Committee on Military Affairs, of which he
has long been the ranking minority member. At 5
o'clock this afternoon the Missouri Senator was
summoned to the Military Affairs Committee room.
ami a handsomely engrossed set of resolutions
which had been adopted hy the other members of
the committee was presented to him. The resolu
tions voiced the high appreciation of the committee
for Mr. Cockreli's serviced, commented on the fact
that every Important legislative measure reported
by the committee had owed Its merit in part to his
services and ability, and commended the. nigh char
acter of his services and his great and uniform de
votion to duty. In conclusion, the committee ex
pressed its deep regret that it and the Senate wera
about to lose the service* of Mr Cockrell, and ex
pressed gratitude that he was still to serve the
government, although In another branch.
With tears streaming down his face, the ven
erable Mlssourian. to whom the testimonial had
come as a complete surprise, attempted to express
his gratitude. Gradually regaining control of his
omotlons, he briefly reviewed his service on the
committee, remarking that when he became a mem
ber General John A. Logan was the chairman He
commented feelingly on the warm friendships h«
had formed In the committee, the pleasure it had
afforded him to be of some service to his country,
and his gratitude to the committee for its generous
and graceful expression of regard.
Player Says He Killed Opponent in Self-De
fence, But Is Indicted.
Montreal, March 3.— As a climax to a hockey sea
eon marked by rough play, resulting In three In
stances in the death of players, Allan Loney a
membor of Maxvllle, Ontario, hockey team was
to-daj 1 lndictad on a charge of murder. A week agn
the Maxvlllti and Alexandria teams were in tne
last half of an exciting match, when Loney struck
Alcide Laurln. of the latter seven, on the head
with his stick. Laurln dropped to th«^ Ice. and
when his comrades reached his side he was dead
Lonev protested that it was an accident but bo
foro tht coroner's Jury to-day he changed bis plea
to that of self-defence. It cam* out In evidence
however that ill feeling had existed between Lonltv
and Laurln, and the Jury returned a verdict of
wilful murder.
The meeting on Thursday night at the Waldorf
at the Southern Society of New- York was the most
largely attended In the society's history. The fol
lowing officers were elected for the ensuing year:
For president, Marion J. Verdery; for vice-presi
dent, Dr. John A. Wyeth; for chaplain, the Rev
Philip A. H. Brown; for treasurer, William F Me*
Combs. Jr.; for secretary. Orattan Colvln" for
members of executive committee, class of 1907 to
serve until March. 1908. Robert L. Harrison, w'w
Puller, John P. East and John M. Harrington.
Richmond, Va., March The Chesapeake and
Ohio and Norfolk and Western railway companies
have announced' that reports that rates on coal
from the mines to tidewater were to bo advanced
25 cents a ton are incorrect, and that there will be
no advance of rates at all.
Captain Dennis Sweeney wns transferred yester
day from the Leonard -st. station to the West 100th
st. station, changing commands with Captain
Nally. of that station. Captain Sweeney has been
declared the best disciplinarian on the force. He
has been a captain about two yearn. Ho was trans
ferred to Leonard-st. more than a year ago. and
started a crusade against the poolrooms there' until
the precinct was thoroughly cleaned. Captain
ally's son was sentenced to six month.' Imprison"
merit last week for shooting a »p«lal officer in Tone
of the notorious resorts or the precinct.
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Agreement on General Deficiency
and River and Harbor.
Washington. March 3.— When the House con
vened at 11:30 o'clock to-day, it was still the legis
lative day of yesterday. The presence of the In
augural visitors In Washington wan Indicated by
the packed galleries and the crowds which
thronged the corridors, most of the latter being
unable to gain admission to the chamber.
A resolution was adopted authorizing the Presi
dent to extend to the International Prison Con
grees an Invitation to hold Its eighth meeting In
the United States in 1810.
A resolution was adopted authorizing: the Sec
retary of War to deliver a condemned cannon
to the National Encampment of the Grand Army
of th« Republic to be manufactured into badges
and buttons.
Bills -were passed as follow*: Authorizing the
Secretary of War to sell magazine rifles for the
use of rifle clubs formed under regulations pre
pared by the National Board for the Promotion
of Rifle Practice, and authorizing the President to
allot and distribute Indian tribal fund* to such
Indians as In his judgment may be entitled there
to by reason of their advanced civilization. The
conference reports on the Indian and Poatofflce
Appropriation bills were agreed to, which finally
The conference report on the Naval Appropria
tion bill was called by Mr. Mow. and in so far
as an agreement had been reached the report
was agreed to.
| Mr. Fobs then moved to concur in the Senate
amendments relating to an increase In the marine
corps of 1,300 officers and men.
The motion was opposed by Messrs. Rlxey, of
Virginia, and Williams, of Mississippi. Mr. Will
iams said the object of the act was to enable men
of-war to gather around islands in a, chaotic con
dition and land marines "for the purpose of en
forcing the dignity of the United States in the way
of making the people pay debts they owe somebody
In Europe or the United States." Frequently, he
said, they were gamblers and speculators, who had
entered Into so-called agreements with bandits who
apparently were the heads of the government In
those countries. The motion was further opposed
by Mr. Slayden. of Texas, and favored by Messrs.
Fobs, Meyer, of Louisiana, and Dayton, of West
On division, 100 to 89, the House concurred In the
amendments, finally passing the bill.
A bill was passed authorizing the Secretary of
War to convey the Kennebec arsenal property, at
Augusta, Me., to the State of Maine.
The House adopted a resolution thanking the
managers in the Swayne impeachment case "for the
able and efficient manner in which they discharged
the onerous and responsible duties Imposed upon
them." The action was greeted with applause.
The General Deficiency bill was sent to conference,
Messrs. Hemenway. Van Voorhls and Livingston
being appointed conferrees.
The conference report on the River and Harbor
appropriation bill was called uo by Mr. Burton, of
Ohio. The report, so far as agreed to, was adopted.
Mr. Sibley. of Pennsylvania, moved that the
House recede and concur in all the remaining
amendments. Mr. Burton opposed the motion.
Mr. Sibley asked if it were not true that Mr.
Burton had written a letter to a Senator before tho
bill left the House, saying that if the Senate
amended the measure there would be no bill. He
declined, however, to allow Mr. Burton to make the
explanation In his (Slbley*s) time. Mr. Sibley then
alluded to a statement said to have been made by
Mr Burton on the floor of the House that ff the
House should disagree to the Senate amendments
there would be a bill. This, he maintained, was an
indication that there would not be a free confer
ence, and he suggested that it would be better for
the Speaker to appoint unprejudiced confer
rees. Mr. Sibley said several Senators had In
formed him there would be no bill unless the
House receded on the amendments in dispute.
This statement -was challenged by Mr. James, of
Kentucky, who asked who the "imperial Senators
were who had instructed him (Mr. Sibley) to in
form the House of their dictum."
Mr. Williams made the point of order that the dis
cussion wan not within the rules In the reference
to Senators.
Speaker Cannon sustained this point.
The reflections of Mr. Sibley on Mr. Burton were
warmly resented by Mr. Burgess, of Texas. Mr.
Sibley. he said, by insinuatloa had conveyed a
threat by certain Senators that they would defeat
the bill unless the Senate amendments were agreed
to. He prophesied that, if that were so. those
men would go out of political life, and. he added
with bitterness, "even in Pennsylvania." Mr. Bur
ton, he said, amid applause, was a brave and fair
chairman, always actuated by the highest motives,
and a man the Democrats would be proud to see
sitting on their side.
Messrs. Adams and Morrell. of Pennsylvania,
were vigorous in their protests against the con
ferrees for holding out against the Senate amend
ments, the latter boldly asserting that the bill
would be talked to death in the Senate if the
House did not recede.
Following remarks by Mr. Lorimer, of Illinois,
testifying to the high character and ability of
Chairman Burton, and by Mr. Sulzer, of New- York,
In favor of concurring 1 in the Senate amendment,
Mr. Burton threw down the gauntlet to the Penn
sylvania delegation, and said that if they wanted
to take the responsibility for defeating the bill
they could do so. The statement that the bill
would be talked to death by two Senators he de
clared to be a veiled threat to the House, because
he had heard of no others outside of those two.
He detailed the generous appropriations granted
to Philadelphia in the past and in the present bill,
and defiantly called on the Pennsylvania delegation
to dispute him. He declared that so long as he
was chairman of the River and Harbor Committee
no threat of the loss of the bill would deter him
from fair dealing. It was, he said, far better to
lose the bill than establish the precedent that ono
man or two men can insist on something unreason
able and hoi* up Congress.
Prolonged applause greeted him as he took his
The Sibley motion was voted down, 189 to 76.
The bill was sent to further conference, Messrs.
Burton, Dovener and Lester being reappolnted con
Bills were passed amending the law relating to
the construction and maintenance of roads and
schools and the care and support of insane per
sons in Alaska, authorizing the Pensacola, Ala
bama and Western Railroad Company to con
struct bridges across the Tombigbee River,
Mississippi; across the Alabama River, between
Clark and Monroe counties, Alabama, and across
the Black Warrior River, between Green- and
Marengo counties. Alabama; further, to prescribe
the duties of the Secretary of the District of
Mr. Kalanianoale, of Hawaii, addressed the
House on the subject of the leper colonies in
Hawaii, in answer to some suggestions made yes
terday that one of the Islands bo used for a na
tional leprosarium. including patients from the
United Slates. He protested against the propo
sition on the ground that It would bo destructive
to the interests of that territory.
At 5:30 p. m. the House took a recess until 8
On reconvening Mr. Hemenway presented the
conference report on the Sundry Civil Appropria
tion bill, and it was agreed to with little discussion.
The action finally passed the bill.
A sharp discussion was precipitated over a Joint
resolution offered by Mr. Babcock. authorizing th*
president of the Excise Board of the District of
Columbia to issue special licenses to restaurants,
barber shops and certain other places to keep open
on Sunday, March 5. to accommodate inaugural
visitors. After Mr. Babcock had expressly stated
that the resolution did not contemplate the open
ing of any public bar or saloon, it was passed under
suspension of the i ales.
A bill was panned fixing the compensation of
criers and bailiffs In United States courts at $3 a
day. Instead of Jl'.
Mr. Hemenway then called up the conference re
port on the General Deficiency bill.
The report was agreed to. leaving only In dispute
between the conferreea the question of the mileage
of Senators and members for attending the second
session of the present Congress, and on that proposi
tion Mr. Hemenway moved that the House recede
and concur in the Senate amendment striking out
the mileage.
Mr. Tawney immediately followed with an
amendment to pay only members and delegates the
mileage, but against this the Chair sustained a
point of order. Discussion of the whole subject
then was reopened, but on division Mr. Hamenway's
motion prevailed, 173 to 72. and the House accord
ingly receded, which finally passed the bill.
The conference report on the River and Harbor
Appropriation bill, the last supply measure, was
adopted without discussion.
A Senate resolution was agreed to accepting the
recession ,by the State of California of the Yo
st-mlte Valley grant and th« Martpoaa Big Tree
Grove In the Yosemtte National Park, and ap
propriating WO.OOO for the care of the park
Mr. Vandlver then called up his resolution re
questing Information from the Attorney General as
to whether he had taken action on the evidence
furnished by the Antl-Trunt league of an alleged
combination between the Carnegie and Bethlehem
Steel companies to fix the price of armor plat*
Points of order were made against the resolution
by Messrs. Jenkins and Dalzell. but were overruled
Mr. Dalzell moved to lay the resolution on the
tabl*. and that motion prevailed. 10» to % bo that
the resolution was lost.
The House then, at 11. it p. m " tOolt a rec « M until
10 o clock to-niunow
Votes to Continue Present Isthmian
Canal Laze.
Washington. March 2.— Th*» Senate began the last
session of the 68th Congress at 11 o'clock to-day in
the presence of aa many spectators as could be
crowd**] Into th« galleriea Immediately after con
vening; Mr. Allison's resolution authorizing an In
vestigation of the collection* of Internal revenue
and customs and currency conditions by the Com
mittee on Finance In the recess of Congress was
taken up and adopted without discussion.
Mr. Klttredgc- then called up his resolution for
the continuance In force« of the Spooner law relat
ing tP the Isthmian canal, and In presenting the
necessity for the adoption of It explained the fail
ure at the conference on the Panama Canal Gov
ernment bill, saying that the Houm conferrces bad
absolutely refused to accept the Senate provisions
or any compromise, and had declared flatly that If
the House bill was not accepted there could be no
canal legislation at the present session of Con
gress, not oven for the extension of the present
law. as proposed by the preceding- resolution.
Mr. Gorman, another of the conferrees., character
ized the attitude of the Houie conferrees a* most
remarkable, and called attention to the fact that
the President had asked only for the reduction of
the size of the commission. A
Mr. Spooner said the attitude of the House made
it perfectly apparent that It was the desire of that
body to leave the canal question where it now
rests. He added that the construction of the canal
could not under any circumstances be interfered
with, as the President had a free hand, and only
the government of the zone could be affected.
Mr. Overman asked whether under the present
law the President could build a sea level canal, and
Mr. Spooner answered in the negative, adding that
the act had contemplated a lock canal, and that
no President or commission could change that plan
without consulting Congress.
The subject was also discussed by Messrs. Lodge.
Morgan. Foraker and Teller, and the resolution
was agreed to on a rollcall-O aye*. no noes. It Is
aa follows:
That the provisions of Section 2 of "An act to
provide for the temporary government of the canal
zone at Panama, the protection of the canal works
and for other purposes." approved April 28. 1904,
be. and are hereby, continued In force until th«
expiration of the session of the 69th Congress, be
ginning th« first Monday In December. 1906. unless
other provision be sooner made by Congress.
The final conference report on the Indian Appro
priation bill was .agreed to.
Mr. Galllnger presented a partial conference re
port on the River and Harbor bilL He said the
chief item of difference between the. conferrees
was on the Increase of the appropriation for Im
proving the Delaware River, and Mr. P*nro«e gave
notice that if, en the second conference, the Sen
ato amendment should appear to have been aban
doned he would ask "ample time to discuss the
The partial agreement on the River and Harbor
bill was agreed to, and another conference was
Final conference reports on the Naval and Post
offloe Appropriation bills were presented and agreed
At 2 p. m. Mr. Hpoonor made an appeal to Mr.
Heyburn, In charge of the Pure Food bill, not to
press It further.
Mr. Heyburn declined, and Mr Spooner moved to
displace the bill by taking up the House bill au
thorizing the appointment of certain midshipmen
in the navy. The motion prevailed, 28 to 23. The
bill authorizes the peappointment of midshipmen
dismissed from the Naval Academy in 1903.
The bill was laid aside temporarily to permit
consideration of miscellaneous bills on the calendar.
Under that order bills were passed authorizing
Gila County, Arizona, to issue $40,000 worth of bonds
for the construction of a. courthouse, and permit
ting two young Chinamen to receive military In
struction at West Point.
Among the bills taken up was one making it a
crime to send the boll weevil and other insect pests
through the malls. Mr. Larimer, in charge of the
bill, said that the curiosity of some farmers to see
the boll weevil was so great they were having them
sent by mall for Inspection.
There was a sharp exchange of words between
Mr. Lodge and Mr. McCumber over the Pure Food
bill, the latter speaking of impure food products
coming from Massachusetts, and the former saying
that the Pure Food bill had been defeated by the
men who had advocated it by just such speeches as
had been delivered by Mr. McCumber. On objec
tion by Mr. McCumber. the Insect pest bill went
The final conference report on the Sundry Civil
bill was agreed to.
Mr. Cockrell resigned from the committee in
charge of the new office building for the Senate,
and Mr. Teller was appointed to fill the vacancy.
I The bill for the restoration of three midshipmen
to the Naval Academy being taken up again. Mr.
i Blackburn opposed it, on the ground that to pass it
would effect the nullification of the antl-hazing
law, which, he said, had been enacted In response to
an almost universal demand. He denounced the
practice of hazing as cowardly and mean and. re
ferring to the recent effort to haze Klnxdon Gould
In New-York City, said that "fortunately for him
self, the youth had a pistol in his pocket." He
added: "He fired It into the air, but even that was
sufficient to scatter the cowardly hoodlums who
were pursuing him."
Mr. Dick, who had reported the bill to the Sen
ate, defended it, saying that the hazing in the cases
covered by the bill (those of Midshipmen Chaffe*.
Lofland and Little) was a slight offence, and they
had suffered sufficiently.
Mr. Foraker declared that there had been practi
cally no hazing, and that the characterization of
the Incident was a gross exaggeration. Messrs.
Spooner. Quarles, Dolliver and Daniels supported
the bill, and Mr. Carm&ck opposed It.
Pending consideration of the bill, the Senate, at
6 p. m., took a recess until 8:30.
When the Senate met at 8:30 Mr. Perkins called
up and the Senate passed a Joint resolution au
thorizing the acceptance of the recession of Yosem
ite Valley as un addition to Toscmite National
Mr. Hale then presented first conference report
on the General Deficiency bill.
In response to an Inquiry from Mr. Gorman, Mr.
Hale said the conferrees had failed to reach an
agreement on the House provision appropriating
$190,000 to pay mileage to Senators and members for
the second session of the present Congress. Ha
said the Senate's position, to the effect that there
was really no more interim between the extra ses
sion and the first regular session than there is be
tween ons day and the one following it and therT
fore no recess, had been fully explained to th*
House conferrees. but they had not yielded
Mr Gorman expressed the hope that th* Senate
would not yield for a moment. He added thVr>n?n
ion that if the provision should become a law it
would create a national scandal " vwlao a IlVft »*
Mr. Platt. o? Connecticut, expressed mndj....
the point in a second conference He therVfnrf
Buggested that the Senate insist on Its lunendment
and ask for another conference. «"ien<iment
The report so far as it went was agreed to »nrt I
tI Se 2l l i! * dccl 5 ed to ask for another cSSferSnA
, The x bill for the restoration of Midshipmen Chaf
fee Lofland and Little to the naval ami,.,..
again laid before the Senate, and Mr Pattern
spoke in support of it. saving that the oun!,hm.^
inflicted for the slight often?* SSramJtted wf *?£
ay > CFG. *w ■
A vUI wa 5 P aß without division. It Is a
mond Uttle. of Ohio; EaH Worden Chaff S» ™f
They wen> members of ih« .;.,«, „f 190 3 and «*?•
On motion of Mr. Spooner. the privileges of tho
floor of the Senate were extended to the Kaouf Dan
durand. apoakflr of the Canadian Senat««nHeE
Mackenzie Bowell. who were pxSsfni^ln* th^gS!
vn T ti\%f c o n . a c{ock then - at M:tt P - m ' '<><* • "*•»»
Soon after the, resumption of business the fln»i
conference report on the Rjver and Harßr bin wis
rece«s until 10 a. m. to-morrow taking a
Washington. March 3.-No mating „f the House
Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
will be called to consider the Senate resolution
passed to-day continuing the act which places th*
government of the canal zone in the hand* of the
President. The resolution «as received from th»
Senate this afternoon, and *t one* referrii ?. ♦£
rnmmittae. M« mbem of the comml^Tee i*«
been consulted indicate cSmmSb ?««*«" h £S
assert that the restitution I* •Imply an atumwt 22
the iwirt of the S«nat<> ;o place on th- HoSl« th«
responsibility for the failure 3 caiial : °u tSm?
! Conferred Agreed on All Items Except
Mileage — House Yielded on That.
Washington. March B.— The conferees «■ th«
General Deficiency Appropriation bill to-night
agreed on all differences between the two bo«s«s
except the provision for mileage placed «m the bill
by the House. On this they disagreed, and re
ferred the question to the House for decision. Th«
House yielded, and the $190,000 voted for additional
mileage was stricken out.
The bill as finally agreed on by the conforms
appropriates t30.918.310. For the collection of cus
toms tI.tSt.SW Is appropriated to meet the antici
pated deficiency for IMS. which. It is estimated, win
be sufficient to conduct the service until th* next
Congress can give further consideration to tta
subject. The £00.000 for the public health and
Marine Hospital Service was restored to the bi'J.
The provision proposed by the House repealing a
section of the Revised Statutes mnxinsr a perma
nent appropriation for tie expenses of collecting
the revenue from custom* In stricken nut. A pro
vision Inserted by the Senate amending th« law
with reference to parting and refining bullion ,-Uso
conies out.
Among the new Items appropriated for by th»
Senate are the following: :To repair the steamship
Thetis for work in B^hrinir Sea and the Arctic
Ocean. $30,000; to reimburse the Canadian :'*cilJc
Railway Company for the care of native hoc*
(runes* held at the detention station a: Ma loss
N. T.. SIMM: refunding to the State of WiseoaZ
expenses incurred In raising volunteers. J7X y&.

Marine Corps To Be Increased — Armor Plate
Washington. March Th* conferred on th*
Naval Appropriation bill reached an agreement to
day which embraced all points of difference ex
cept the Senate provision for Increasing the marts*
corps by about twelve hundred men and the amend
ments made necessary by such Increase. This pro
vision afterward was agreed to by the House. The
Senate receded from its amendment increasing th«
limit of cost of the two sailing vessels authorized
In 1003 to 3410.000 each. Inclusive of armor and
armament. The House receded from Its disagree
ment to the Senate amendment appropriating r».»*
toward the construction of a boiler shop for steasi
engineering, and $39,400 for a pattern shop at
Portsmouth. N. H. Provision tor the lavestigatlcn
by the Secretary of the Navy of the cost of armor
plate and of an armor plate plant, the report en
which shall be made to Congress, remains in the
bilL The Senate provision for a limit of cost for
colliers was removed, and the limit of cost for
scout cruisers was reduced to $1,900,000.
Massive Silver Gift from Ail the Member*
of the House.
Washington. March 3.— A massive !oving cv» cf
solid silver will be presented to-morrow to Speaks*
Cannon in token of the regard in which he is
held by his fellow members. Representative Bou
tell. of Illinois, will probably make the preasata>
tion In the oourse of a recess of the House. It hi
said that every member of the House contributed
for the cup.
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