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mitt?* on Privileges and Elections *P report the resoJuticn. which called out a sharp rebuke from Senator Burrows, the chairman of that committee. ■When the currency report was taken up" and V, re -resident Fairbanks called for a vote on Its adoption there was a chorus of "'ayes" on the Re publican fide, but before the noes could be called for Mr. Culberson was on his leal to discuss th report The Texas Senator eluded Jlie majority party ♦or delay in enacting financial legislation, and began a political speech on the expenditures of the government in the administration of President Roosevelt, which, he said, was fortunately drawing to & dose. Mr. La Follette interrupted Mr. Culberson to point out that there was no quorum present, a circum stance which, he said, was Inexcusable in consider ing so important a matter. Mr. Cviberson had only begun on Ills statement <-f rpvf'nn'i.; expenditures after forty-«-ight Sena tors had come in in response to a rattan, when they gradually disappeared from the chamber, and Mr La Folletie again called attention to the ab sence of a quorum, and although the Senator from Texa* appealed to him not to Insist on another mllcall, he declared that he -would have to brine la the Senate membership, and the second roOcall proceeded. It brought In fifty Senator?. Mr. Culberson r. .id from the report of the Sec rets;- al the Treasury a statement of receipts and Mpeadstwea from BK, and said he would like to finish his remarks without interruption. LA FOLLETTE BEGINS HIS FIGHT. Mr. La Follette said that statement was evi dently addressed to him, but announced that he •would be rained to Insist on keeping a quorum in the Senate. The Senator from Texas had not proceeded long when Mr. La Follette again arose, but. meeting a refusal to yield for an inter ruption, he persisted. "I call attention to the absence of a quorum," he said. •'The Senator declines to yield." said the Vice- Presidrr.t Taking his seat. Mr. La Follette readied for the Senate manual, and after studying it for some Time arose to suggest that it -was mandatory on the r*rt of the presiding officer to call the roll when ever the absence of a quorum sliouid be suggested, regardless of the fact that another Senator held ike floor. Being overruled, Mr. La Follelte appealed from the ruling of the chair and proceeded to assail the decision. It -was evident that the. threatened fili buster Of the Wisconsin Senator had arrived. Failing to pe. a rollcali. Mr. La Follette argued that a dangerous precedent was being made by which ire presiding officer, a Senator on the floor and another Senator might continue the Senate in ses sion and put anything they pleased in the record. Showing great indignation, be resorted to every expedient to carry his point, but was obliged to abide by a vote of 22 to 14 to lay his appeal on the table. MR. FAIRBANKS COUNTS A QUORUM. Mr. Gore insisted that the vote showed one less than a quorum, and the Vice-President announced that a quorum was present, ■:• spite of the vote. "Does the presiding officer intend to establish a Iml here at counting a quorum?" inquired Mr. La Follette. suggesting that this action might come back "to plague the Senate." Vi-e-President Fairbanks read from a decision by Allen G. Thurman on June 19. «■. ""hen he an nounced that there was a quorum present, al though not shown by the vote. While th« colloquy was in progress Mr. Aldrich •was on his tact approving the ruling, and many Senators were present on the Republican side. Mr. OsJhenea then continued to read his state ment of receipts and expenditure?. He closed by declaring that thejie flcures would ■tattle the peo ple and indicate, that the nation was pursuing a course of militarism. Mr. La Follette, obtaining recognition, -walked deliberately from the rear off the chamber, where lie was standing, to his seat. Mr. Kean. of Sew Jersey, called for a vote. ■J= the Senator from New Jersey in a hurry?" inquired Mr. La F<v>tte. and then, adding that, having the floor, he presumed be had a right to call for a quorum, he demanded that the roil be called. After fifty-seven Senator? had responded Mr. La Follene proceeded with his remarks on the currency nil!, saying he would conserve his strength as rvjch as possible, as he was just recoveiing from a protracted illness. In mild tones and with a. great show of politeness he suggested that he •would like to have the Senator from Rhode Island hear what he had to say. and if he could not hear him he could "draw nieh."' A long arid complicated controversy occurred be tween Mr. La Follette and Mr. Aldrich. Mr. La FoKette wanted to know whether railroad bonds and stork!- would be used as a basis for currency. Mr. Aldrich said be did not believe, they would be. Mr. La Follette declared that this statement wa* as! in accordance with the Rhode Island Senator's reply to Senator Teller a few days ago. when he said railroad bsada could be so -used. Whenever the attendance fell below a quorum the fact was communicated 10 Mr. La Follette by his dark. who evidently had been instructed to maintain a careful count. Th* clerk would place the figures before the Senator, who would then demand the calling of the roll. At the close of one of these roOcaUs Mr. Gore asked that a memorial of the anti-trust l*-agu« be printed in "The Record." Objection was raised by Mr. Aldrich, whereupon Mr. Owen said: TH r*-*d it to my colleague, since obviously he carrot read it into "The Record' himself." Mr. La Follette also offered to read the memorial, and Mr Aldrirh said he had bo objection to the memorial being placed hi "The Record" if Mr. La Fol>tte would read it. HEADY TO TALK SIX WEEKS. "Let ire Senator from Rh->d» Island be under ro misapprehension.*' retorted Mr. La Follette. "My voice will hold out for six weeks, and my strength ■will go with it. I have tested it before "l look upon the Senator from Wisconsin as Horatius guarding The bridge, and do not want to take his strength." said Mr. Gore, "so I will accept the offer of my colleague." Mr. Owen then r^ad the memorial, and this gave Mr. La Fol'.ette a rest. A most unusual scene occurred when Mr. La Fol >tt* resumed. He said Senator Aldrich had not answered hi? questions frankly, and that he had had to crocs-examine him to obtain the desired in formation. Mr. F^rsker was quickly on l.is feet, declaring that the Wisconsin Senator had violated the rules and should take his seat. After some skirmishing Mr. Gore moved that the Senator from Wisconsin be allowed to resume the floor and proceed with his ep*-wh in order. A rollcall on the motion resulted In forty-sU Senators voting in the affirmative and one (Mr. Foraker) in the Beaad c Mr La Follette. who did not vote, immediately resumed his speech. He said he believed he was warranted in what he said. He admired the Senator from Ohio, because this •was m I the first time he hud voted alone, and he liked the man who fights alone when necessary. Mr. Foraker. saying be had understood the Sena tor to say he might be here six weeks, confessed That he had *■ ned on a chance to stop him. as the •weather was hot and he wanted to go home. Protesting against any confusion in the chamber, Mr. I.A Foilette nat on the arm of his chair and said he did not propose to tax his strength unduly or to speak without a quorum. 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Senator Galiinger read a rule which permits the privilege of the floor to clerks of Senators only while engaged In official business. He declared that Senator La Frllette'e clerk had been on the floor for two hours counting Senators and reporting the absence of a quorum to the Senator from Wisconsin, thus aiding him in his filibustering tactics. Mr. La .Follette said he thought his clerk was assisting him to enforce the rules, but if he was not properly la the chamber he would have him re tired. The Yiee-Pr. decided that under a strict in terpretation of the rule the clerk was not entitled to the floor. The absence of Mr. La Follette's clerk did not prevent him from calling for a quorum with the same regularity as before his retirement. The twenty-first call to ascertain whether there was a quorum was made by Mr. Gore at 6:45 p. m. He consulted Mr. Stone Just before raising the point of no quorum, which suggested that these Senators were in sympathy with the Wisconsin Senator. Messrs. Gore and Stone left the chamber during the rollcall and did not respond to their names. On the twenty-third rollcall. at 7:15 p. m.. on mo tion of Mr. Stone, the absence of a quorum was developed, and the sergeant-at-arms was directed to bring in the absentees. After several minutes the requisite number of Senators answered, but. nevertheless, the order to the sergeant-at-arius was allowed to stand. When Mr. La Follette was recognized to resume his speech lie said: -I have been informed that there is to be a rule sprung on me here that a Senator cannot speak more than twice on a sub ject in a legislative day. I would like to know whether, if I should yield the floor, 1 could get it again." . Several Senators concurred in the statement that Mr. La Follette undoubtedly had placed the rigut construction on the rules, and it was evident that if he gave up the floor he would have a hard time getting it again. Mr. La Follette read at great length from a worK of fiction on the physical valuation of railroads occasionally calling for a quorum. He declared that he would be able to make himself heard, • not only to-night, but to-morrow as well." The chamber was crowded as the evening session wore on The galleries, with the exception of the sections reserved for the Senators' families and for the diplomatic corps, also were crowded. HELPED BY STONE AND GORE. At 8:30 o'clock Senator Stone again called for a quorum, and left th» Capitol for his hotel soon after making his point, saying it was necessary to get some sleep before beginning his promised F[>Of •< h. At 9:20 o'clock Senator Gore called for a quorum, remarking it was evident that the required num ber of Senators was lacking. "Anybody can see that. said Mr. La FoUette. turning to the blind Senator. The vigor and resources of Mr. La Follette were probably never more severely tested than they were to-night. At 11:30 o'clock he was in better voice and was speaking with more vehemence than had characterized bis remarks at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. He was also making more attempts at presenting an argument than he had made in the. day. Evidently it was not his purpose to devote bis remarks to the merits of the currency Mil exclusively. He touched on what he charac terized as a threat to defeat the public buildings bill in case the currency bill did not become a law and discussed the tariff and other public questions. After he had spoken for more than ten hours he received a note from some watcher he had placed on guard. ••Why," he said, reading it. "I didn't know 1 was speaking to only twenty-six Senators. 1 will have to make this speech all over." Senator Stone returned Just before midnight, and it was rumored that Senator Jen" Davis had tele graphed to Senator La Follette that he was com ing, and to hold out until he reached Washington, early Saturday. It was also said that several Dem ocrats had received dispatches from Mr. Bryan, urging them to join in the filibuster. Senator Stone arranged to relieve Mr. La Fol lette. The latter had just raised a point of no quorum, and Mr. Aldrich moved that the pergeant at-arms be instructed to compel the attendance of absentees who are in the city. The purpose of Mr. Aldrich's motion was to compel Mr. La Follette to remain in the chamber. Mr. Stone, who was anx ious to take the Wisconsin Senator's place, moved to suspend the execution of the order, but the motion was defeated by the Republicans, and Mr. La Follette proceeded with his speech. Republican leaders pay they will have a quorum from their own membership to-morrow, and that they win not be defeated by a one or two man fili buster if they have to keep Congress in session finitely. THE HOUSE WAITING. Washington. May 29.— The situation in the Sen- M-e on tlio currency question, combined with the oppressive ieat an-i Indisposition to do further bus iness, caused the House at 3:30 p. in. to-day to mkc t recess linrii 7. A quorum was maintained with tlie g-eatest difficulty, a large numl>er of members having left the city. A bill was pass-d providing for making allotments on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Montana find a lot of nils inTlanroiW business was transacted, being mostly disagreements tn Senate amendments to minor bills. Vp to the time of taking the recess the Dem ocrats had Forced five rollcans. The House w«>nt on record by a large majority in its disagreement to the Senate amendment to the bill amending the immigration and naturalization laws, which increased the cost of naturalization from $5 to Jl°- A conference was requested. Only eighteen members were in their seals when the Hnus* reconvened. After nearly an hour's wait for a quorum to appear, in which time all the re sources of 'he strgeant-at-arms were employed, the House at ':"• p. m.. on motion of Mr. Payne, took a recess until H a. m. to-morrow. SECRETARY STRAUS PLANS INQUIRY To Investigate Interstate Business of Tele graph and Telephone Companies. Washington. May 9.— Secretary Straus of the Department of Commerce and I^abor had a con ference 10-day with Commissioner Smith, of the buigail of mrjMirations regarding the carrying into effect of the resolution adopted by the Senate yesterday dire-ting the Secretary to "institute an investigation into all tlie telegraph and telephone companies engaged in tlie conduct of an interstate business as to the methods used in handling the public*! business, the wages paid trl^raphers, t<»!«- phone operators and other employes of such com panies," together with a statement of the. receipts ami expenditures '■( the companies. It has not been determined just how the inquir; la to b« conducted or by whom it is to be made. The likelihood is thai it will be made In part by the bureau of corporations and in part by tlie bureau of labor. Secretary Straus Is Inclined t<i »>elieve that much of ttie information failed for by tlie resolution may lie obtained without great difficulty. Details of the investigation will be worked out by the Secretary after conferences with the officials who are to conduct it. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. MAY 30. 1908. EXPECT HUGHES'S AID Interested in Letters Urging Votes Against 'Anti-Gambling Bills. [By Telegraph to Th* Trlbunr.] Albany, May 29.— The attention .of . Governor Hughes was called to-day to the widespread be lief that many of the letters sent to Senators by alleged constituents urging them to vote against the racing bills were forgeries. While declining to discuss the affair, he showed much interest in it. and those who talked with him expect that effor s to sift this proposition to the bottom will have bis entire support and co-operation wherever he can 'fS^clumsy effort of the racing Interests to simu late a popular uprising against "^J^fM^S Percy-Gray law is producing a reaction here slrni lar to that which followed the "PeechTof "-Go* ernor Black against the Governor s bills. At first Senators who received hundreds of letters . P»^> the output of a crude and hastily ■ orj.nl«d I bur«w ; merely laughed and threw the m.» - m h wastebaakets. But now the *" ™* s ° r rs in fair is being considered and severs leg .U . • are tend to see Just how far the racing UB willing to carry their campaign New York to- Senator Page when he went to WW night carried with him several hundred attached, letter-*! of them which had ad dre p \ &cU a - .■ n,clared that he Intended to look . UP teg* constituent to see whether he K a^ .ent to the ose £«*£~Hls£S ' man ' S •It is my impression that the sipm s HZ nam ,, v .,u r w. ; - ;;r^-™«^.4r..M,,K fence," he said. And as apu little." lt is my duty to investigation Senator A now also is ucun * klnCTnen » ,ho to see how many of the poor *^ffluS lv an d urged him to vote against the racl g postrd their f^^ffi^SSS^ A good no addresses with the signatures. OREGON CONGRESSMEN PRAISED. President Commends Them for Supporting Administration Policies. „- i • Mon May -President Roosevelt to-day ashing on *£* pending the Oregon mem issued a Ma t.imiH 5 their support of administra l>erS of i ws and wishing them success in the :i?"Sct"k.™ In that Male. The statement fol- resident to-day -id gj^bj -^ two Oregon S n «3SSSSttat?h«^ftook^The * occasion to and slated publicly that . consistently thank tV' u<li:,'u <l i:,': i ; t ;e administration's poli- SJ^lffio wish tSem success in the election wlmh puhHoly to n,,. tr.Md. < cordial manner in such consequence l ««tance with such matters as J" Unbuilding 'f r the navy, the upbuilding of the the upbuildtng oi the conservation of our natural lnPr ';'; i ",!i deluding* both the reservation of the ££2£f?nd the Construction of waterways: secur ln?nrope^ tne ran "lability legislation, both as '^.l': 1 interstate commerce and as regards the ''"-',■ I JoJ of > the f government itself; securing child leKislatlon. and the effort to secure the proper Administration by the courts of the power of m liiiu-ti »n and finally securing by the nation of thSrSigoing and adequate control over the great interstate corporations, a control which shall be. «h \'?f ctive to prevent any wrongdoing by them and at ill same time of such a character as will nermil the reward in ample fashion of all business Jhich is so conducted as to be for and not against the public Interest AERONAUTS UNDER WATER 2 HOURS. Guests of Captain Lake in His Submarine Boat Off Bridgeport. Several members of the Aero Club of America weni to Bridgeport yesterday on the 9.15 a. m. train to Indulge In the experience of taking: a trip under water in the Lake boat. The invitation was extended by Captain Simon T>ake. inventor of the boat ami president of. the Lake Company. The balloonists, accustomed to the dangers at tendant on j>ierclng clouds with their apparatus, expressed themselves last night as having been highly diverted by th< ii'ivd experience of going to ihe other extreme, and travelling many miles under watef. A. Holland Forbes, who recently made an ascension ai North Adams. Mass., in tb«> "Conqueror," one of the largest balloons in Am erica, was one of the party thai weni from this city. William P. WThltehouse. a member of the New York Ya. lit Club and of tlie Aero Club of America: .1. l^. Mott, 3d, and Ernest Le Rue Jones. editor of "Aeronautics." completed the number. Th.y were met at Bridgeport by Lieutenant Bcopeneld, captain officially of the l,ak<- boat; Cap tain C. D. Wallace, Captain Simon Lake, and his father, J. Christopher I^ke. A surface run about the Sound was made with the party on top of the conning tower. When .-it a point about two miles south of the Bridgeport Light Mouse the Lake was submerged and for two hours remained under water. In thai time an opportunity was given the aeronauts to get out of the vessel by the div ine chamber and explore ihe bottom. They said last night thai they preferred the excitement <>f ballooning to that particular feature of the enter tainment. After ;t dinner las' night hi the Algonquin Club the party returned to this city. BOY STRIPPED AND TIED IN SWAMP. Jamaica Lad Loses His Sunday Suit Because Mother Wouldn't Buy Fish. I'harles Morgentholer. ten years of ase, a Ja maica schoolboy, was stripped of bis clothing anil t;..| to a tree In a swamp yesterday by a buy three years his senior. He whs found by bis father. after several hours of exposure :m>l suffering. The boy ha.l broken the rope which fastened his wrists. He flareii not venture out of the swamp or to re turn to his home. Mrs. Morgentholer. who lives at No. 21 Biney street. Jamaica, was asked to buy a fish by a hoy Who is only slightly known around Jamaica. He said be had been weakflshlng, and ha<l caught the first one to be taken from Jamaica Bay. She de clined, having already bought her Friday dinner. The boy went away extremely angry. Some time later Charlie, who attends a Roman Catholic pa rochial school, came home. This was about noon. H* wore liis Sunday suit. Aft<r he had been liome a short time Charlie started out on a fishing trip with t h*i boy who tried to sell his mother a fish. They went to a swamp near the Merrick Road. The boy ordered Charlie t<< take off his clothes. Believing he was about to lose his Sunday suit, Charlie refused. Then his companion, lie says, struck him In the face, knocking him down, and proceeded to strip him. When the clothes were removed Charlie says the boy tied his hands wlih a piece of rope and then fastened him to a tree. When Charlie « i i * t noi return to dinner bis father went out to look for him, and finally found him in the swamp, being led to the place by the boy's cries. BOY DROWNS; CHUMS ARRESTED. One Says Other Hit Missing Swimmer on Head with Piece of Ice. As a result of the investigation into the drowning I of Edward Doherty, fourteen years old, of No. 31 j Amify street, Brooklyn, while he was in swimming i at Amity street and the East River on Wednesday ' afternoon, the police arrested two boys last night j who. it is said, were with Doherty when the fatal ity occurred. They are Tarmello Dusardo, fourteen i years old, of No. 25 Pacific street, nd Bartella '• Ceratto, twelve years old, of No. 25 Columbia ' etreot. An aunt of Doherty reported his absence to the police of the Amity street station when he failed to return home on Wednesday night, and it was | found that the three boys were together swimming ! early in the afternoon. When Ceratto was found • he told th» story that brought about the. two ar- ! rests. He said thai Dusardo picked up a piece of \ ice lying on the pier and threw It In fun at Do- j berty, who was In the water, striking him on the j head. Both he and Dusardo fled when they saw Doherty fink. Dusardo was, arrested on the tech- ' nical charge of vagrancy, and Ceratto was lockei up as a material witness. Both wl'l be arr«tl|rr.M Ib the Children's Court to-daj. DoiierLj-'e body has ft* b~n feun*. • < I CALL T.I FT FROM TRAIN. Enthusiastic Crowd at Xciv London Forces Platform Speech. [By Telegraph to The Tribune] New London. Conn.. May Secretary Taft ar rived here' from New York this evening and was greeted at the Union Station by a large and en thusiastic crowd. When he changed to a Norwich coach the crowd swarmed under his window and insisted so strongly upon having a speech that the Secretary walked to the forward platform and said: I am pleased to meet you all. ' I am not a, stranger here, having visited the city to witness the Yale-Harvard boat races, sometimes to see Vale win and at other times to see Harvard vic torious. I expect to attend commencement, and hope to be able to be here next month to BM Yale win again. As I have an hour and a half assigned me to talk to the poor citizens of Norwich. I hope you will kindly excuse me from saying anything further. This little speech satisfied the crowd and they cheered the Secretary as the train started north. Norwich, Conn.. May Tuft addresed a large audience in the Broadway Theatre here to-night, speaking on Panama. He was enthusias tically greeted. President Frederick Cary of the Board of Trade, In introducing Secretary Taft referred to the fact that the occasion was the »»9th anniversary of the founding of the town of Norwich. The Secretary took up the history of the settle ment of the Isthmus of Panama, discussed the topography of the isthmus, explained the task of building the canal, paid several tributes to the French, and said: "The zone is as healthful as our Southern States, and there is absolute tran quillity among the people." The organization of the force on the isthmus, the Secretary said, was a tribute to the ability of John F. Stevens, now a vice-president of the New York. New Haven & Hartford Railroad. The work will be accomplished, he said in closing, because there is and will be no graft in It. SHERMAN ON CANDIDACY. Favors Hughes for First Place — Office Should Seek Man. I'tica, N\ V., May 29.— Congressman James R. Sherman returned from Washington to his home here to-day. Asked concerning the talk of his nomination for Vice-President on the Republican ticket, Mr. Sherman said: "The Constitution wisely, in my judgment, pro vides that the President and Vice-President must not be residents of the same state. New York has a candidate for President In the person of Gov ernor Hughes. His candidacy has met with popu lar approval throughout the state, and from the moment when Mr. Roosevelt was eliminated as a possibility I have been most heartily in accord with that candidacy myself. "We must xo to Chicago determined to exert our best efforts for the nomination of Governor Hughes. If those efforts are not availing, and then New York desires to present a candidate for Vice- President. it would be entirely fit and proper for her to do so. I have always felt that the two highest offices In the gift of the American people ought to seek the men, rather than that the men should seek either of them. Of course, I cannot hut be pleased With the suggestion that has been made in various quarters that my nomination would be n proper one and a popular one. but so far as being a candidate for the nomination of Vice- President. for the reasons I have assigned. I have no thought of announcing myself." BURTOX TO NAME TAFT. Dolliver to Make Seconding Speech in Chicago Convention. [From The Tribune Bureau] Washington. May 29.— 1t has been practically de cided that the name of Secretary Taft will be pre sented to the Chicago convention by Representative Theodore K. Burton, of Ohio. A formal announce ment will be made in a few days, and In the mean time Mr. Burton will go to Hot Springs, Va., to prepare his address and to take a needed rest. He has been a hard worked man in the present session of Congress, and. besides his onerous duties as chairman of the Rivers and Harbors Committee,, he has had much to do with the passage of the financial bill. The choice Is regarded as an excel lent one. as Mr. Burton, while being in sincere ac cord with the policies of Secretary Taft, Is re spected and admired by the followers of every can didate. Senator Dolliver, of lowa, will make the speech seconding the nomination of Mr. Taft. and this aISO has been greeted with great approval by the followers of the Secretary. Senator DolHver is considered one of the most powerful speakers in the country, and those- who have heard him in large balls say that he has extraordinary oratorical powers. After the convention Mr. Burton will probably take up his duties on the currency commission, which will be appointed as soon as the- financial bill passes the Senate. It is understood that his colleagues from the House on this commission will be Representatives Vreeland. of New York; Weeks, of Massachusetts: McKinney, of Illinois; Hayes. 'of California, and Moore, of Pennsylvania. NEW YORK TAFT MEN AT CHICAGO. The Taft organization of the State of New York Is making arrangements to send a delegation headed by Ixiuis C. Hay, chairman, to the Chicago convention on June lfi. Among the officers and members who are expected to go are George K. 1.1", Charles W. Price, George E. Stevens, Charles H. Hoynton. of New York City, and Martin Heer niancf, of Poughkeepste. BRYAN ON PARKER CHAIRMANSHIP. Omaha. May 29. -A message was received uere to day from William J. Bryan, who Is on a speakm* tour of Nebraska and South Dakota, regarding the statement fri VPn ollt at Tammany Hall that he has consented that Judse Parker shall be chairman of the committee on resolutions at the Denver con vention. "I have not discussed the chairmanship of the resolutions committe*," waa the message of Mr. Bryan, who is scheduled for twenty-four speeches during his trip, which ends Wednesday afternoon. CONVICTION IN AUTO TEST CASE. Appeal Will Be Taken to Determine Consti tutionality of Frelinghuysen Law. Trenton, N. J.. May 29. — Richard H. Johnson, the driver of the* White automobile car. who was ar rested last week by prearrangement In order to make a test case arid determine the constitutionality of the Frellnghuysen automobile law, was convicted in the police court to-day on charges of having no New Jersey license on his machine Rnd no driver's license in his pocket. He was immediately rebailed for "the sum of }200, and the case was ap pealed to the Common Pleas Court. It is the intention now ot the automobile com pany to fight the automobile law through the state courts instead of bringing habeas corpus proceed ings in the United States courts. The automobile company contends that the Frellnghuysen law is unconstitutional, as it violates the rights of citlsens of other stutt-s. AUTO HITS SURREY, TWO WILL DIE. Memphis, Term., May 29.— Trying to jivoid a col lision with another automobile. Bye, the chauffeur. Steered the touring cur owned and occupied by P. P. Van Vl«>ef, millionaire druggist and former president of the Memphis Country Club, into a surrey occupied by S. T. Parke, a wealthy manu facturer, and family laat night, causing fatal inju ries to Mr. Parke and Mrs. C. W. l\irke. Ills daugh ter-ln-law. Mrs. S. T. Parke and C. W. Parke es caped with minor Injuries. The chaffeux wa« ar rested. SELF-DEFENCE PHILIP'S PLEA. Washington, May 29.-A number of witnesses for the defence testified to-day in the trial of Oaston Philip, charged with the murder of Frank Maca boy, a cabman, at the Arlington Hotel, in this city. on May 18, 1907. The government closed its case at the morning session of court. Henry E. Davis made the opening statement for the defence, de claring that it would be proved that Philip shot Macaboy while in fear of bodily harm. The testi mony for the defence tended to «how that Mara boy 5, manner toward Philip was abusive and threatening, and that he had said toe would knock Philip head off. UEW TRIPLE ALLIANCE? BRIT A IX, RUSSIA, FRAME. Hints of Popular Opposition in England— M. Fallicrcs Departs. London. May 29.-The* close of the visit to England of President Failures of France draws public attention to the question whether the conversations between King Edward and Presi dent Failures and the British and French for eign ministers wilt lead to the development of the existing; understanding: between Great Brit ain and France into an alliance to which Rus sia may be a party. At the conference between Sir Edward Grey. British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and M. Plchon. the French For eign Minister, the subject of a more formal agreement between their respective countries and the coming visit of King Edward to Em peror Nicholas were discussed, so that King Ed ward, as well as Sir Charles Hardinx. Perma nent Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs and former British Ambassador to Russia, who will accompany his majesty, will be able to place be fore the Russian Emperor the views not only of their own country but those of France, with re spect to a closer arrangement between Great Britain, France and Russia. King Edward and the British government. It Is believed, favor a military alliance and the further isolation of Germany, but there is much opposition In this country to such an agreement, on the ground that it would make necessary an increased military expenditure and possibly con scription, and also would lead Great Britain into Continental Quarrels in which she was not interested. A majority of the press and of the public say that it would be better for Great Britain to leave well enough alone, and devote her efforts to assuring the continuance of the understanding with France. A Continental dip lomat, discussing the matter to-day, said: Englishmen seem to forget /or don't they know?) that although not allied to France Great Britain more than once since Morocco has ~ou pied the political stage ha* not fled to «" man > hat an attack on France would l be an affront to Great Britain They would not have to do more than that under an allianc « for. without an alliance, aft-r Issu ng such an ulti matum they would be forced to defend France if she were attacked. Thr- tertusfcm of Russia in an agreerr.ent with Great Britain and France would raise unoth^r obstacle, as the Daborites and many ■■■"■ are .trongly opposed to any dealings with Rus sia until a change is made in the Interior gov ernment of that country- Sir Edward Grey, re plying to a question in the House of Commons last Thursday, Mid that no minister would ac company King Edward on his visit to Russia, that no negotiations were pending for a MV convention between the two countries and that |r was not intended to open negotiations for one during the trip, but the presence of Sir Charles Hardlnee at the King's side convinces the followers of foreign affairs that something in the nature of an agreement is being con sidered. President Fallieres left here this morning by train for Dover. He had requested that ther* be no demonstration of an official character at his departure, but with the desire of showing their good will for their guest King Ed war i. the Prince of Wales and other members of tIM royal family: the members of the Cabinet and a number of diplomats gathered at the railroad station to bid M. Falli?r«*s» farewell, and th« crowds which lined the streets around the sta tion gave him a rousing farewell ch"er. The original plan of returning from Iv>v»r to FVam-e by the French cruiser l/"n Gambe»ta. in which the President crossed the Channel, was abandoned on account of the roughness of the water, and M. Fallieres made the trip i.i on<* <>f the French Channel steamers. The British ships at Dover and the forts fired fareweii salutes as the President's vessel steamed out of the har bor, and the compliment was returned by th^ French cruiser and the convoy of torpedo boats. A fleet of British torpedo boats accompanied th» steamer until she was well outside British waters. Paris. May 23— The triumphal reception accorded to President litres in England has created In tense satisfaction in official circles in France, and is regarded as the crowning: proof of the wisdom of the policy begun when France and Great Britain shook hands in 2904. Nevertheless, no official en couragement is given to the talk of supplementing: the present understanding between the two coun tries by a formal alliance. The Foreign Office takes the position that it is useless to attempt to dis count the future. "An alliance in spirit, if not in letter, already exists," an official of the Foreign Of fice said to-day, "and we are content for the mo ment to allow the understanding to develop along: natural lines, unhampered by formal phrases or conditions." At the same time the forthcoming visits of King Edward and President Fallieres to Emperor Nicholas in St. Petersburg are expected to clinch the bonds between the three countries, and perhaps lead to the formation of a new triple, alliance for the preservation of the peace of Europe. Those who favor such a combination say that it would completely checkmate Germany, and In conjunc tion with the An^lo-Japanese alliance, would make the three nations the political arbiters of Europe and the East. The "Temps' In its issue of this afternoon says it now regards the security of France as assured. "The tim* when Germany could occupy France as a hostage in a war with England is past." the paper says. "Russia is again on her feet, if Ger many attacks France the Russo-French military convention immediately becomes operative and a Russian army would move against the German 1 ear. Whether the Anglo-French understanding is transformed into an alliance or simply retains its present intimate diplomatic character, France is in no peril. She need no longer be alarmed at the menaces of the Pan-German press." MORE FIGHTS IX SAMOS. Killed or Wounded, 150 — Turkey's Demand on Greece. Constantinople. May a.— Consular dispatches from Samoa say that one hundred and fifty per sons have been killed or wounded in the fighting at Vathy. the capital of the Island, in the last four days, and that the firing continues. The BinaU garrlaou of Turkish troops on Ihi island is beleaguered. Kopassix Effencii. the Gov ernor, has sought refuge in one of the public buildings, lie is without provisions, and his life Is sa!d to be In danger. The rebels have the sup port of the local potu-e. The consulates are crow.l ed with refugees, and the lack of provision* is be ginning to make itself fflt. A number of refugees have managed to make their way to Athens. The consuls at Samos are mostly native mer chants. They have requested the powers to s~n,l warships. Athens. May ». The Turkish government has demanded the recall of the (Jreek Consul on the island of Samos. accusing him of aiding and abet ting the revolt against the I'rln. c of Sames and the Governor of the Island. The Greek Kovern ment ha* aaked the Porte to specify the grounds for complaint Hgalnnt the consul. The Greek transport Sphacierta has been sent to Samoa to take off the refugees. Turkish troops and war»hips are due to arrl\*» to-day at Chion, a Turkish UUnd near Pamos, where they have been ordered to concentrate. » JAPANESE WATER POWER SYNDICATE. Tokio. May 29 —The development of th» water power of Japan has been undertaken by a Japa p.ese-Enir!i»h-Amerlca.n syndicate. At a meeting to day J6,«Vo.«v> nas pledged for that purpose. Japa nese contributing J3,000,0e> ' The "Noel" Nursery Table Complete with every reqnl«it* for the rare of the infant. For Sale by ]ewis &(?ongz^ 130 and 15? «-•' »-d «t.. and 13* Went 41»f .**.. >>w York. " DIXXER FOR MR TOWER. Americans and Germans Honor the Retiring Ambassador. Berlin. May 29— Over a hundred ',--\- and American friends of Charlemagne Tower, tre re tiring American -Ambassador to Germany, t»av« a dinner for th* ambassador h»re io-n;?!it. Tt» dinner, which was by subscription, was planned by the American Association .if it- "-' • and Trad* on behalf of th« American residents in Beiltn. Many high officials of the tiennon *--ver:iment ■were present." CIMMIMi yon Billow sent a cordial letter, in which he regrttted hU inability o aiteal the dinner. After the. healths of PrwM---Bi Hocsevelt and Emperor William had bom drunk, tha Prince v«,n Fless proposed the health of Ambassador To*«r. Ambassador Tower, replying, sad ■■ part: I wish it could be widely understood and ap predated from one seaboard of the Lnited atates to the other that this association of American merchants and business men in Berlin is carrying on with vigilance and the trained hand -? stCiLed workmen a patriotic worK devoted to the inter ests of the whole of American manufacturer* and Industries*. In my own field of duty, taat of the purely diplomatic relations between t.v; two countries, very many question?! have presented themselves, they have been disposed ,of one after another, and they do nor need to be dis cussed here. A matter of the greatest import ance however. — and I mention it with extrerrs gratification— is that to-day I can look back over on» continuous stretch of harmony and peace, so disturbing question has caused disappointment or heart burning on either side. The ambassador alluded to the never-failing courtesy of the German authorities with whom he had come In official contact, and then referred feelingly to the German ideal of home, th- ad ministration of Justice in Germany. th« standards of intellectual development, the splendid system of public order and the thoroughness of work in th* empire. Germany and the United Stares were to day on terms of cordial friendship, he said, a situation of inestimable value to 'the interests of both countries, and one which he hoped might be maintained for many years to come. Stephen H. McFadden then made a speech for the American colony and presented to th* ara hassador an address on parchment, signed by more than a. hundred Americans who live in Berlin. The ambassador made an appropriate reply. Mr. Tower recently received a letter from Pres ident Roosevelt couched in cordial terms. RUMOR OF PLOT TO KILL KAISER. A German Anarchist Arrested a3 Vagrant in Italian Town. Bar!. Italy. May 2?.— Two weeks a: Urn polie* arrested here as a vagrant Paul Nlkolaus. :~y*--y five years old. a mechanic of Cliar!ottenijury> Prussia. The German consular authorities re quested the police to hold the man. Nikolais xafl confessed that he is an anarchist and that he cam* from Berlin in April pledged to kill a hish o£c!al of the imperial court, who left Germany last monti with Emperor William for Corfu Niko'aus says that he had a. companion, who left him Si Ra vfnna. It is believed Emperor William W33 tS« intended victim. FEARS OF TROUBLE IN FAR EAST. Vancouver. May CA— G. C. Druce. former Mayor of Oxford. England: secretary to th# Botanical *" ■ ■•;;.- of Great Britain and curator of tha her barium of the University of Oxford, who has just arrived here from the Orient after a lor.? trip ia China. Ohm and Japan, says that everybody 12 the Far East except the diplomats associates CH demonstration of American naval power with t£» Manchurian trade question. Japan. Mr. Drae» says, has completely reversed the open door policy in Manchuria except for her own people. Japanese statesmen, he believes, are preparis? for an emergency. Port Arthur is ;-■»•?« nui* virtually impregnable, while the fbrttflcattota at Da'ny are being rushed to completion. Mr. Dru:« thinks that a clash with the powers over a con tinuance of th« discriminatory policy now bets; carried out in favor of Japanese subjects in ti» Orient is inevitable. INTERNATIONAL POLAR CONGRESS. Brussels. May 2?. — Twelve countries, indudia? the United States, were represented by d<?!esat«» at the International Polar Congress, which rr.ez here to-day. Herbert L. Brid^man represented tie United States. The objects of the cou&i>'<« are to obtain an international agreement on questions re latin* to polar fjecgraphy. to organize a eOUSttttA effort M reach the North Pole, to organize ars ex pedition for the extension of polar reseach in aS directions and to prepare a programme of joien tlfic work in polar expeditions. Th« congress ap pointed to-day an international committee-. 3&- Bridgman br-ing a member. NOTES OF FOREIGN NEWS. Lima, May 2>.— Seflor L*kuL». the Presule::t-e:eei of Peru, received a disputcli to-day from Secretary Root, who contra tula ted him on his eUctton. Victoria. B. C. Mi) 2>.-A labor union is t&i' for lUnuges if it calls its men out bt-oause a wori man is not a member of the union, according I' l l decision rendered by Jud£u I«inman« in the County Court here. Manila. May :».— The commission ha* passed £«• public works bill, appropriating Xi'lVm* pe*>* One half of this sum gives fur the eon&tructtoa •» roads, half a million peso* will be capcaded on irritcutlon. and the balance will be used f>>r ta« construction of 1 capitot it Manila. Improvement of the harbor .-it Hollo and the »r«Htlon of .i cu* tom house at Cebu. The Assembly bill- provldnt for permanent prvvlncUvl Jurtea of £wenty-rtv< n>* 3 Mas rejected. N'ovoro»sy*k, May £>.— The trial bejr.m here to day before a military court of 110 men c!iar«e» with having organized and established in I'ecem ber. I*>;.. th* "N'ovorossysk Republic." which irjia tainea an independent existence for several- week* Seoul. May 2>— According to military reports it ty-three engagements were fought this most at 3 th* campaign of the Japanese against i~r»r».«n c* •ursents. Five hundrrd and forty-nine tnsurs*-'* were killed, many -wounded »nd a larja nun:?* captured. The Japanese lost flirty killed. Th« '•--- •urgent* invariably outnumbered ' "■* J.»p:*2 » a forces five m one. A' th* Japanese military t*.**^ quarters it is predicted that the disturbing tlaoom will b« subdued within sixty day*.