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V^ LXIV- N° 21,313.
HUBBYTNG OFF TO THE WEST. A CROWD ON THE DAT OF
ARRIVAL IN PORT.
fAVOR M'DONALD PLAN.
RIVALS SUBMIT ROUTES.
fritcrborough Would Give a Long
Side for a Nickel.
The New-York City Railway interests seem to
to th« winters in the race for the new sub
ways, and the unrecorded sentiment in the Rapid
kkansit Commission seems to be in favor of giv
ing the next big contract to that system, that
.there may be subway competition. August Bel
mmtt teat to the Rapid Transit Commission
j-esterday a letter containing; this declaration:
The Interborough Rapid Transit Company is
{prepared to enter into a contract and construct
.under the terms of the Rapid Transit Act the
jcomplete system as originally conceived and in
Addition thereto to make extensions to the bor
ioughs of The Bronx and Brooklyn, completing
» comprehensive system of rapid transit lines
•that will carry passengers from the northern
Extremity of The Bronx, through Manhattan and
So various points in Brooklyn, and give the in
habitants of these boroughs a continuous ride
Viihout change of carp, for a single fare of five
Jcents, without regard to distance, over both
IPubway and elevated lines.
I Nothing was paid either in the letter sent by
*Mr. Belmont or the one sent by John B. Mc
rDonald, giving the views of the New- York City
•Hallway officials with reference to routes, about
i financing: the companies or about rental terms.
fit Is understood, however, that the city will
'not be asked ty either of the prospective bid
ders mentioned to furnish money or credit. The
ißelmont company is willing to build a new sys
jtem at a cost of about 560,000,000.
The plans of the New- York City Railway in
terests contemplate three four track lines up
<Vi<i down Manhattan and extending into The
,'Bronx. at an estimated cost of $165,000,000.
Mr. McDonald wrote that the commission's
y uTPt in *J*» iiaiii im<md - Mm — ilana or till)
icempany. Briefly, the routes he wants are:
THE MCDONALD ROUTES.
From the terminus at 13Sth-st. and 3d-ave..
; where the Bronx surface tracks converge, a
■sir track line under the Harlem by way of
'Lexington and PA ayes., to 34th-st., there con
necting with the Grand Central Station; from
"£4th-st. the Lexington-ave. line to extend west
er:; to Dth-ave., south to -St., to Broadway,
,to Union Square, to Vesey-st-, with two tracks
(to Church-st.. thence south under Church-st. to
the Battery, with terminal there.
The 3d-ave. line to run south from 34th-st. with
ifcur tracks to the Bowery at sth-st., to Chatham
: Square; then with two tracks under Park Row
End Nassau to Broad; four tracks under Broad
to Pearl, and two tracks under Broad to South,
with two under South to and around Battery
Park, two tracks to run south from Chatham
Square under New-Bowery and Pearl to Broad,
connecting with the Broad-fit, line.
On the West Side four tracks from the Bat
tery tinder Greenwich-st. and West Broadway
to Washington Square, to <;reenwich-ave. to
Tth-ave., to ."IHh-st., diagonally under the south
west corner of the park to Sth-ave. and under
■Bth-ave. to Harlem.
Four tracks under 34th-st. connecting the East
and West Side lines.
Here is President Belmont's choice for routes:
THE BELMONT ROUTES.
Extend the present subway from 42d-st. and
Park-aye. under 42d-st. to Lexington-ave., to
the Harlem River and 3d-ave. In The Bronx, all
with four tracks.
Two express tracks south under 7th-ave. to
Pth-st.. to Broadway; from 42d-st. and Broad
way two tracks to 2i>th-st., thence with four
tracks under sth-ave. and West Broadway to
Barclay-st.; there a loop for local trains; con
tinuing two express tracks under West Broad
way and Greenwich-st. to the Battery.
; Add two tracks to the 2d-ave. elevated road
to a point In lst-ave. between 3d and 4th sts.;
sinking two of the tracks under 2d-ave. through
Chr>Rtie-Bt., to Canal, to Centre, to Chambers,
to West, to a terminal, with free transfers to
(••bejr.y and elevated iinjß.
Two tracks under Beekman-st to the East
River to Pineapple-st-. in Brooklyn; thence
under Fulton, making a four track system under
thai street.
A two track extension from Lafayette and
JTatbush ayes., Brooklyn, In a subway to Bum
ner-ave., to Broadway and the Williamsburg
Bridge, to a .subway under Delancey-st., to
Chrystie. with two additional tracks of the 2d
*'•'*- line; thence under Chrystie to Canal, to
Centre, to William, to a connection at Beekman,
thus making a subway loop connection for the
bridges.
From Fulton-st.\ and FJatbush-ave. a two
tracjc subway under the Flatbush-ave. exten-
Fion to th<- Manhattan Bridge, to a connection
jmn the 2d ami 3d aye. elevated lines in Man
hattan.
From the Prospect Park Plaza in a subway
easterly under Eastern Parkway to East New
York.
The McDonald plan clashes with the Inter
oorough in many particulars, and pre-empts
ptth-et., thus crowding out the proposed mov
ing platform. •-,
President Orr said that the committee on
}!ar.s would hold another meeting. He thought
a report would be ready next week. After he
had inspected the plans Morris K. Jesup laid
lits bands on Mr. McDonald's and said: •
"They both are attractive, but this one is the
more favorable of the two."
When President Orr waa asked it the New-
York City Railway would give freo transfers to
Its Bronx connections he said:
'They are not as yet willing to do that. They
«"l!i not charge a double fare to Bronx people,
but they are likely to ask for three cents addi
tional on a. transfer." -. r« * '-*'
CAUGHT 24 SMUGGLED CHINESE.
Yum*. Ariz., March 23.— Twenty-four Chinese
•mugrlwd over the Mexican border at £1 Paso have
Wn discovered in a boxcar at the Southern Pa
*ftc yards. A federal official has taken them Into
CMtody.
QUICKEST LINE TO CLEVELAND.
Leave N*w-York 5:22 p. m., arrive Cleveland 7:15
»<■« morning, Cincinnati 1:80 p. m.. Indianapolis
•j* p. m.. St. Louis 9:45 p. m., by Hen York C«n
**l I"lne Service. No excess fsure.— Ad*>,
-„,, faK^coU^TJuJS^Touth^.t —^ NEW- YORK, FRIDAY. MARCH 24. 1905. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-t,n^^^^
OVER 20,000 IN A WEEK.
Tito Steamers Still to Come— l9 #B7
Im m igra nts A I ready.
The Prlnzess Irene, from Naples, arrived
yesterday with ],»»73 Italian immigrants, and
the gtatendam, from Rotterdam, with 1,564,
chiefly Hungarians. These arrivals brought the
wesk's immigrants up to 19,237.
The Barbarossa, from Bremen, and the
Phoenicia, from Hamburg, are expected to-day
with large consignments of steerage passengers.
The Ellis Island officials and the steamship
companies believe the influx of immigrants this
year will come close to being 90 per cent greater
than in 1904.
Scarcely a day has passed in the last two
weeks when there have not Leon at least three
hundred foreigners clustered about the gate of
the Barge Office waiting for immigrants com
ing from Ellis Island. Each trip of the ferry
boat Ellis Island brings in hundreds of immi
grants, some of whom are held at the Battery
to be escorted to the steamer on which they
came for deportation.
NURSE A FIRE FIGHTER.
Takes Babes from Danger and Then
Wields Pail.
Helen Swenka, a nurse in the household of
Francis C. Reed, at 41 East 65th-st., last night
while caring for Wilhelmina, the infant daugh
ter of Lawrence Hasbrouck, son-in-law of Mr.
Reed, in the nursery on the fourth floor, Bmelled
smoke. She traced the smoke to a closet, where
she found flames shooting from a basin and
igniting the woodwork above.
Closing the door she ran to the cradle, and,
catching- up Wilhelmina, ran to the thirc floor,
where she seized Lawrence Hasbrouck, jr.,
five years old. Then she ran down to the next
floor, -where Mr. Reed was seated in the library.
"The room's all on fire upstairs," she said.
She handed the babies to a servant, who took
them to the parlor. Then the nurse and Mr.
Reed ran upstairs, and with palls of water ex
tinguished the flames. So much smoke gushed
out from the wainscoting- and the upper walls
that Mr. Reed pounded an alarm.
The firemen had a difficult task 10 confine
the fire to the room -where it originated, as it
had eaten Into the wall?.
TAKES ROCKEFELLER GIFT
American Board Will Accept It,
Says High Authority.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBCKS.]
Boston, March 23. — Despite the storm of pro
test that has come from ministers of the Con
gregational and other churches of Stew Eng
land, and in face of the dissenting memorial,
presented and signed by thirty pastors, the
prudential committee of tho American Board
of Commissioners for Foreign Missions will on
Tuesday next vote unanimously to accept the
gift of $lOo.oo<> from John D. Rockefeller, and
Will use the money for the benefit of mission
schools in the Orient.
After the memorial agrainst accepting the gift
was presented to the prudential committee a
few days ago a special committee, consisting of
Bamuel B. Capen, president of the entire board;
the Rev. John H. Dennson, of the Central Con
gregational Church, and Professor Edward C.
Moore, of Harvard College, was appointed to
consider the matter and to report at the meet
ing- next Tuesday. By a person high in the
council of the mission board it was positively
declared to-day that the members of this spe
cial committee were unanimously in favor of
accepting the Rockefeller gift and their action
would control that of the fourteen members of
the prudential committee.
HIGH HANDED ACTION.
Germany Threatens Turkey Over
Proposed Purchase of Arms.
London. March 24. — The correspondent at
Constantinople of "The Daily Telegraph" says:
"'The Council of Ministers is deliberating on tho
German note vetoing, with threats, the pur
chase of war material in France. The greatest
indignation Is expressed at Germany's hlgti
handed action."
TO NAME THE KANSAS WITH OIL.
Governor Plans to Use Crude Petroleum on
Big; Battleship.
Topeka. Kan.. March 23.— The battleship Kansas
will probably be named by breaking a bottle ; of
Kansas crude oil over its prow in the place of a
pottle of champagne, as is the usual custom. This
is the idea of Governor Hoch, as expressed by him
to-day in a conversation with A. D. Eddy, general
counsel for the Standard Oil Company.
"The last time I saw you, Governor," remarked
Mr. Eddy, "you expected to make a trip East this
spring to attend the launching of your battleship."
"That has been postponed until July," said Gov
ernor Hoch.
"I would like to attend that launching and see you
break the bottle of champagne over the Kansas,"
remarked E. 3. Evans, attorney for the Standard
Oil Company In Kansas, who was present.
Governor Hoch's reply was quick. "The Kansas
will not be christened with champagne; the Kansas
will be christened with a bottle of oil— not Standard
oil or Independent oil, but just Kansas oil— Kansas
crude oil."
SHORT LINE TO CLEVELAND.
Pennsylvania. Railroad. Through sleeping car leaves
New York daily at 4:Eo P. M., arrives Cleveland 7:15
A- Ji. Chicago Limited; no extra fare.— (Advt,
THE UNPRECEDENTED RUSH OF IMMIGRANTS AT ELLIS ISLAND.
INSIDE THE IMMIGRATION BUILDING, WHERE ALL MUST PASS RIGID
INSPECTION FOR CHARACTER, DISEASE AND MEANS OF SUPPORT.
TWO SIDES OF CITY TRANSPORTATION.
MR. BRYAN'S STATEMENTS.
"It was not until today that we gave
the motormen on the 'L' full control."
"We believe that a majority of the acci
dents was due to tampering with air
brakes by strikers/
"The five hundred men who came here on
the Northam are as good trainmen as
there are in this country."
"During the strike and afterward, until
the men got the complete feel of the road,
we were afraid to let them have full con
trol of the power."
"It's a great mistake to think that the
new men brought here to meet the strike
conditions were selected at haphazard."
Mr. Bryan's estimate of trains run now
is 98.87 per cent.
PLEADS WITH BEIJ
< . F. V. COMMITTEE'S AUDIEXCE -THREE MOKE COL
LISIONS, "L" AXD SUBWAY.
Developments yesterday in the elevated and
subway transportation situation were an effort
by members of the Central Federated Union
to get President Belmont of the Interborough
to re-employ the strikers, a rear end collision
in the eubway which tied up traffic and injured
tbrcs persons and the ramming: of a South
Ferry terminal bumper by an elevated train, by
which four passengers were Injured.
The conference between President Belmont
and the committee took place late in the after
noon at the Ashland House. In consenting to
Bee the committee Mr. Belmont did not commit
himself any further than to saying he would
hear what the committee had to say.
The members of the committee were Herman
Robinson, general organizer of the American
Federation of Labor; James P. Archibald, of the
Brotherhood of Painters: James Daly, of the
Dock Builders" Union; Morris Brown, of the
Cigarmakers' Union, No. 144, and A. J. Boul
ton, of the Stereotypers' Union.
The committee admitted that the strike was
a mistake and said that the rank and file of
the strikers acknowledged that they were mis
led and were repentant. It was argued by the
committee that the company, having broken the
strike quickly, could afford to be magnanimous.
The publio safety ought to be considered, the
committee said, in view of tho large number of
collisions and accidents in the subway and on
the elevated roads, dua to inexperienced men
who have been running- trains since the strike.
This could be best done by re-employing the
old men. There was no request for recognition
of the union.
The committee admitted that the strike was
a violation of an agreenent and that this was
wrong. The conference was friendly, but no
decision was reached. Mr. Bt-lmont will con
sult with Mr. Bryan and Mr. Hedley before he
gives his answer.
It was a Oth-ave. elevated train that crashed
Into the bumper in one of the rush hours. The
injured persons were J. C. Sheridan, of No. 200
West 12th-st.; Mrs. Mary Luro, of Boston; Anna
Lawson, of Port Richmond, and J. Decker, of
Btapleton. Staten Island. The first named had
his back injured and the last three suffered
from shock and were injured about the wrists
and legs.
All that could be learned of the accident by
the police was that a green motorman named
Murray lost control of the train. The passen
gers were thrown into momentary panic.
Three men were injured seriously and a score
slightly in the rear end collision between a
Lenox-ave. express and a Lenox-ave. local train
in the subway at ll(sth-Bt. The accident
OPEN WAR DECLARED.
Chamberlain and Balfour Disagree
Over Fiscal Question.
London, March 23. — Open war has beer, de
clared between Joseph Chamberlain and Mr.
Balfour over the fiscal question. Despite the
attitude of Mr. Balfour and the eovernment in
refusing to sanction an effort to compel Lord
Hugh Cecil to resign the Parliamentary seat
for Greenwich, Mr. Chamberlain has written a
letter claiming that he has a majority of the
Unionists with him and approving of the selec
tion of a Protectionist candidate to contest Lord
Hugh Cecil's eeat at the next general election.
NEWFOUNDLAND GETTING EVEN.
Will Not Allow American Fishers to Secure
Bait Because of Hay-Bond Affair.
St. John's. N. F.. March 23.— The Newfoundland
government to-day ordered the customs collectors
throughout the Island to refuse to license Amer
ican fishing vessels to secure bait in colonial waters.
The government intends to introduce legislation at
the session of the legislature opening next weak,
to enforce the bait act against Americans as
stringently na it is now enforced against the
French, because tha American Senate burked the
Hay-Bond treaty.
The advocates of retaliation against Americans
declare they can make the crusade &• effective
against Gloucester as they have already made it
against Bt Pierre.
17 ACCIDENTS IN TWELVE DAYS.
March 23 — Rear-end collission in sub
way; 6th-ave. train hits South Ferry
bumper; three elevated trains in collision.
March 22.— Two rear-end collisions in
subway.
March 19 and 21. --Elevated trains run
into terminal bumpers.
March 17.— Rear-end elevated collision.
March 18.— Man crushed to death be
cause of congestion.
March 11. —Rear-end collision on ele
vated; March 13, elevated train runs into
terminal bumper; March 14, rear-end col
lision on elevated; March 10. rear-end col
lision on elevated.
March 7. — Rear-end collision in subway ;
runaway train on HOth-st. elevated curve;
March 8, two rear-end collisions on sub
way elevated division.
Trains run before strike. 100 per cent.
ONT FOR STRIKERS.
was due to a misunderstanding on the part of
the motormen. The injured men were James
Daly, of No. 298 West 13Sth-st., motorman of
the rear train, whose right leg was fractured,
Charles Stevenson, of No. 152 West 98th-st.,
conductor of the second train, and Morris
Muscher. of No. I* East. !34t^r?t, w,lmsM nose
was broken. V .■. ; - .- ■"'*•■' ■-.>-, .'.:"
The accident blocked traffic for half an hour.
A southbound Lenox-ave. express train ran
into the 116th-st. station thronged with pas
sengers. Behind it, waiting to go into the
station, was the local train. As the express
started from the station, Daly, motorman of the
local, started his train. The express train went
about two car lengths and suddenly stopped.
Daly could not stop in time, and his train
crashed into the rear of the express.
The force of the impact drove in the platform
of the first car of the local. The vestibules of
both cars were smashed in. Daly was pinned in
his motor box. Patrolman McCarthy, of the
Central Park station, was in the rear car of the
express. He rushed to the assistance of the
motorman.
Dr. Van Winkle, of the J. Hood Wright Hos
pital, found that Daly's leg was fractured, hav
ii C. teen caught between the motor and the
breaking woodwork.
Women became hysterical, and Dr. Van
Winkle had to attend them. Windows were
broken and passengers were cut by flying glass.
While the trains were stalled the platforms of
the llt!th-st. station became packed with pas
sengers. A squad of policemen from the West
l'J")th-st. station had to be called to keep order.
Many passengers demanded the return of their
money, and made trouble when It was refused.
There was a three train collision on the ele
vated tracks, near tin- South Ferry terminal,
just before 1O p. m.. causing s block for forty
minutes. The cause of the trouble was said to
be a green motorman on a 9thrave. train, whi< h
was about to take a switch to the Oth-ave.
tracks.
The motorman passed i red danger sipnal and
in backing crashed into the front end of a
• ith-ave. train which was standing directly be
hind him. Back of this second train was an
other <ith-ave. train, less than a car's length
distant. The impact of the collision sent the
second train into the third train. The platform
of the first car of the second train was smashed
The body of the car forward was lifted up and
the pin pulled out of the truck so that the car
fell down on the tracks at its forward end
Passengers on the train which caused all
the trouble had to walk to tho station. Three
women balked at this and remained on the train
for forty-five minutes until it could be taken to
the platform.
The train was sent uptown an hour and one
half late In charge of the same motorman.
LEAD PIPE THIEF BUSY.
Carries Off Seven Feet and Floods
a oth-ave. Building.
"1 saw a strange man going: down the stairs
of our house at 23»5 sth-ave. with a piece of lead
pipe in his hands at least seven feet long,
when my wife and myself bame in about 7
o'clock to-night. When I went upstairs I found
all of the rooms awash from the water that
was pouring out of the pipes in the bathroom."
This was the complaint that Alexander C
Las-sen, who said that be was a publisher
made to Sergeant Wall at the Tenderloin
station last night. The man had sawed off
the lead pipes in the bathroom, he said and
let the water stream ail over the floors' By
tho time it was shut off there had own consid
erable damage done to the house and furnish
ings. It is a studio builiinsr.
MAY CONTEST BUTCHER'S ELECTION.
Report That Rockefellers Still Hope to
Control the Board.
[BT TTLEORAPH TO THE TBIBCTfII]
Tarrytown. N. T.. March 23.— 1t la reported that
the Rockefeller* Intend to contest the election of
the citizens' -ticket, on which John' Wlrth, the
young • batcher, wu elected president last Tues
day. It la charged that men under age voted and
that a number of the employee of a certain factory
voted who were not entitled to vote.
As two Rockefeller trustees were only a few
votes behind their opponents, It Is hoped that
•-uoiijch votes can be contested to elect these men
*r.(t-j!v<i the Rockefellers control oX the board.
WATTING FOR THE NEXT BATU'.E TO TAKE THEM TO THE TRAIN?
C. E. HUGHES GAS COUNSEL
Accepts on Condition That He Be
Untrammelled.
Charles E. Hughes, senior member of the law
firm of Hughes, Rounds & Schurman, was
yesterday designated as counsel for the legisla
tive gns Inquiry committee. Senator Stevens
spent the entire day downtown yesterday, and
last evening a meeting of the committee was
held at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Senator Stevens,
Senator Page, Assemblyman Apgar, Assembly
man Agnew and Assemblyman Merritt attended
the meeting. Senator Gray and Assemblyman
Palmer the minority members, did nor attend.
"I saw Mr. Hughes this afternoon." said Sen
ator Stevens, "and he told me he would accept
the commission. He said that he would do so
only on the condition that he was to be counsel
In fact as wei! as in name. He said that he
wished to be untrammelled and to do his duty.
That is exactly what we wanted, and I am glad
to say that his selection is approved by all.
"Of course, there will be junior counsel. Just
who that will be I cannot say. That will be left
to Mr. Hushes, subject to the approval of the
committee."
•When will you start operations?" was asked.
"We will not be able to hold a public hearing
this week," was the reply. "I don't know what
legislative duties the members will have next
week, but I am sure we will get started early
in tht week. I expect to see Mayor McClellan
to-day and have a talk with him."
There will be another meeting of the commit
tee this afternoon.
Mr. Hughes is a graduate of Brown University
and of the Columbia Law School, where he was
a prize fellow from 1884 to 1887. In IS9I and
1£93 he taught law at Cornell, where for several
years he was a special lecturer. He has also
lectured at the New- York Law School. Mr
Hughes has practised law in Xew-York since
1893. He is a straight Republican, though he
has never been a leader in politics. He is a
member of the Republican. University Law
yers. Cornell and Brown clubs, and' of the
American and State Bar Associations, and of
the Baptist Social Union.
DIDN'T SEE CIRCUS.
Italians Get Into Gallery of the
Garden Theatre Instead.
The performance of "The College Widow" was
observed last night by several scores of men in
the gallery who did not appreciate what they
were seeing About five minutes after the cur
tain rose on the first act a commotion was
heard up aloft, and a police officer was sent up
to Investigate. He found many negroes and
twoscore Italians protesting. The Italians could
not speak English, but they kept pointing at the
stage and crying, "Barnum! Barnum!" It was
evident that they had paid to s?e the circus,
and they were told to go to the box office and
get their money back.
A few of them went up to the window and
were paid in orderly fashion. Then the rest, in
great excitement, piled up against the window
so that the ticket seller was forced to shut it.
They were told to take their choice — go back
and see the play or go home without their
money. They all went back, but the poor Ital
ians sat with blank, uncomprehending faces the
rest of the evening.
BLAZE IN LYDIG HOME.
Prompt Action Extinguished flames
with Loss of Only $10.
Fire was discovered last night on the second
floor of the residence of Captain Philip M.
Lydig. of No. .'5-S East ."lid-st. Defective
wiring was said to be resnonsi ;■»!.» for the
slight blaze, which was quickly extinguished.
The butler was passing through the conserva
tory on the second floor of the massive five
story brownstone house, when he saw the wall,
near the ceiling, ablaze. The fire communicated
to the panel work, and frescoing. A still alarm
was sounded, but before the arrival of th?
Bremen the butler had put out the fire with d
loss of probably $H>. The members of the Lydi-?
family were not at home at the time.
BRAVE FIRE FOR MONEY.
Clerks Put It in Safe While Car
Barn Burns.
With the floor of the car barns at Borgen-st.
and Troy-aye.. Brooklyn, burning beneath
their feet, three employes of the Berge'a-.~t.
trolley line last night stuck to their posts until
they had safely placed all the days receipts in
the company's safe. The men were the station
master, George Beach; Alfred r.eryski. regis
try clerk, and George Johnson, cashier. The
building is a two-story frame structure, with
twenty storage tracks, on which were stored
more than a hundred cars. Something went
wrung with the trolley wires soon after mid
night, and for several minutes there was an
electrical display which discounted a Coney
Island show. The ceiling caught tire In a min
ute, the flames spreading rapidly.
The threo men were , on the second floor
counting the day's receipts, several bags of
silver. Although the flames broke through the
floor they shovelled the money into waste bas
kets and bags, carried them to the office on the
first floor and placed the money in the safe
They had to make three trips through the
smoke and flames before all the money was
safely locked up. M.-st of the
out Without lisJa./.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
DOMINICA AND VENEZUELA
ADMINISTRATION'S VIEW.
Foreign Interference Not Expected
— Castro Encouraged.
[FrtOM THi: TRirfVK BI'MAf. I
Washington. Mar«.h I' 3.— _> : is impossible ta
discover any trares of acute anxiety In admin
istration circles over the Dominican situation
or the somewhat sensational cable dispatch from
Santo Domingo in which President Morales Is
quoted as predicting dire results from the fail
ure of the Senate to approve the pending pro
tocol before adjourning for the summer. It is
apprccfal d that IXgium would be warranted
in making somewhat pointed representations to
the Morales administration because of its failure
to i arry out its pledge to devote the customs
receipts of Banto Domingo City and Macoris to
the defrayment of the i redits held by the Bel
gian-Fkeaeli OonuasMsm Nevertheless the
State Department adheres to the opinion voiced
in tbese dispatches of March 11>. which declared
inican protocol is
pending before the Senate renders diplomatic
ally Impossible any interference from European
powers, who cannot, without discourtesy to this
country, undertake to force payment of an in
debtedness while the United States is consider
ing a method for its liquidation."
Had the Senate formally rejected the Do
minican protocol, or should it do so in the fut
ure, there is every reason to expect the veri
fication of President Roosevelt's prediction
made in his message to the Senate under date of
February 15, when he said:
It will be unfortunate from every standpoint
if we fail to grasp this opportunity, for such
failure will probably mean increasing revolu
tionary violence \in Santo Domingo, and very
possibly embarrassing foreign complications. "
The treaty was not rejected by the Senate.
however, and although the organization of tho
opposition prevented its approval at the session
just ended, there is every reason to believe
that it will receive the prompt approval of
two-thirds of the Senate when that body meets
next October. Under these circumstances high
officials of the United States refuse to become
excited or 'to regard as grave the representa
tions of European powers that Santo Domingo
should make extraordinary efforts to carry into
effect the pledges given even before the sign
ing of the protocol of February 7, 1903.
THE VENEZUELAN SITUATION.
But while serious apprehension regarding
concrete results in Santo Domingo is not felt,
the moral effect of the failure of the Senate to
ratify the Dominican protocol on the entire
Caribbean situation, and especially !n its influ
ence on President Castro, is regarded as most
unfortunate.
Representative Babcock discussed the Venez
uelan situation with the President to-day, and
afterward outlined the views of the Chief Exec
utive. He said that President Roosevelt plainly
declared his opinion that the attitude of Venez
uela at this time is no doubt inspired to a great
extent by the failure of the Senate to stand by
the administration in the Santo Domingo ar
rangement.. The President feels that President
Castro manifests a disposition to take advantage
of this result in the United States, and to accept
it as evidence of impotence in the Roosevelt ad
ministration to meet situations involving the
Monroe Doctrine and the interests of the United
States to the southward. This manifestation is
exhibited in the apparent disposition of Presi
dent Castro to take steps toward making ar
rangements for settlement with European cred>
itors, notably those of Germany and Great Brit
ain, to the exclusion of American creditors. In
emphatic terits President Roosevelt deprecated
the action of the Senate in drawing party lines
In Dominican affairs. He said that it was
greatly to be regretted, in view of American In
terests, that party lines should for a moment
be observed in the consideration of any ques
tion affecting American citizens in the Carib
bean region.
The chief concern of the President at this
time, according to Mr. Bafceeefc, is the fact, of
which President Roosevelt has taken due and
timely note, that President Castro has given
evidence that he regards the Washington ad
ministration as having failed to carry out it*
purposes in BantO Domingo and as having de
monstrated a condition of impotence in dealin<
with situations involving American rights an!
Interests.
Mr. Babceck says the Venezuelan situation is
being wateked witb. anxious care by the Presi
dent, and while he sees no SCCSMBBS) for action
at the present time, he does not attempt to dis
guise the fef-ij".^ th;it. as a result of deferred
action 0:1 the Detntoktraa protocol. Castro and
other South American executives will inevitably
think that the Washington administration will
not be sustained in any policy it may cieviso
for the protection of American interests and tho
inviolable maintenance of the traditional prtnei
plea of the Monroe Doctrine. This may or may
not result in active steps on the part of Castro
to encourage European powers to exclude Amer
ican creditors even from the advantages accru
ing from the two Venezuelan ports over which
this country now exercises some control.
Expressing his own views on this subject. Mr.
Babcock said:
The v hole unpleasant situation has been
brought about by the failure of the Senate to
back up the President. Castro has got it Into
his head that the legislative branch of this gov
trnment is not supporting the President, and so
makes no bones of being impudent to our repre-
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