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FRIENDS TO AMEND
'■LISA DK RS COSFER OX
i RAILROAD Bill
;•; .. , I
j Uttomr* General tn Draft j
Changes— m mm* Con
• tinue* 'Attach.
Waehiwjlw March IT. -For (ke pu*»*e» .
** »-*• -t the administratlnn >»Uroad bill
tntrutifl hy Its friend* rather than by j
. Peti«tnrs wlio have sailed «• s*ssfjfaas\ \
i Purist*, leader? and Attorney Oneral Wick- i
! rr*!iaxn conferred for two «>!<•• after the ,
I •fl.'oitrnment ot the Senate to-day. That a
ttumher of chwrpes will be v.'-gen 1 as a re- '
f »r.lt of <his «-or,fcrence was said to-r.lght. ■
■»■»» meet in., was »tten.Vd by Mr. Wiik
t-ho and Senators Aldrich. Ma c rarter.
• PutVerlnnd. Flint. lTlkins. K>an. <Vane arid
Tii^x. The Senators present scouted the
• sufjfejrti -»n <hst the sssa "a- 1 tlie rev-ult :
cf tn attack on the hill hi Senator Oira
truris. fand I 1t hsd l**«ti the purpose of
tVe majority cf the Interstate <'omrnerce
nejittt** all along to dram- the fir« of
the ortponei.ts ct the bill t>efore j'locccdinjr
te malce amendments.
T«M» H*)iii.tors in the .f.v.feren »11 d*«
etln»<l to rcy what amendments had been
«gi«r*d upon. The general »in<ier?tanding
I*, hawevr.r, that a decision was reached la
emend the bill in at least three particulars
•nd that the draft of Sat changes will be
roa<3« at Attorney Ocneral.
Probably the n«>.«<t Important of t;.« '
foeCtll rations considered Is that along th« i
lire* inClraled y.Mrr.la> by Senator A'- .'
<!rVh. which would give the Interstate
CrtTnTnerre «"ommis*lon undisputed control
Sf trarTle agreements between railroad corn, j
ffNtrttv? if tt si found that this 1* not unready '
ix>vcred in the l.ill.
Other fcucsaatsoti* look to amendments j
f ermJtting fhiprn-rs t.» be represented by j
oouuecj before SJH proposed court of com
- tnerce. and • nun gin*; the provision in
. la ion to water carriers as hi make it
a conform to V..« present law
• Cummins Continues Speech.
r»ebe.t* on the Interstate commerce hill '
was continued in the SaaaM to-day. H*na- '
tor Tununins *poke for nearly two hours, J
Mi effort being th* third itistalmrat of the :
**P*e rJt becuti l>y him on Tuesday. When !
•4iotsmment was taken the T.«» M Senator
* had reached Section i;. rclatlnc to railroad :
mercers. It 1* expected that he will devote
rnort of to-morrow to a critical BBSSaSaI of |
this section, which is h> id ty some of the j
ppponents of t!<e bill to be its principal de- !
fen. Mr. Cummins in»y not Ik able to |
tfmrludo before Saturday.
It *at not until teas in the afternoon that •
•the Senate manifested interest i*. the speech
I* the lowa Senator, Earlier in the day?
.•"»' Senators were on the. fio.'r. iBBBSBf I
, yon *i^:grrtcd the absence of a Quorum.
„ but Senttora Irft the .amber coon Bfscr
<«ns««ilug th« ro'.lcall. A »hou colloquy
Ui' !n Bht afternoon, ■• whicii Senators;
■ Aldr:c!i. Pai>y and EQdas joined. add---- in
t t«re?t and merriment to th* day's proceed- !
« -njrt. Asa result of tli«s colloquy Mr. Outn- ,
mln? rnumeratrd various features Bf the '
bill wf.irh met Ins approval. 110 approved
• • rroviMon auihnneirtg shippers tf> indi'iite
reux*? r.f Khtpment. the secUon authorlslac \
'he Jniem*te «'ommerce <"ornni^s-lon to •
initiate complaints. th# prmittai .- • • i the I
oromfrsion Jurisdiction mer tlsrough r»tt£ j
' »t.<J cla£s;flrfetions and that giving the com- '
1 mistio;! rnrrisfd power over the Mai and .
rh*r«.-trr cf rrpojtF tr. '.-• t : ]ed by mter
•tste carrirry
Sc!mT.r Al«}rirh reiterated hi* position 1
■ it.i rete^iice to the power to be *:iv«n to j
'he latcrvuctc Oonimispion ortr]
tcreenieji'* between railroads. Senator !
Ttnmnlm recurred to this question, raying,
h* On4»rrtnM4 that the n,<«:' Island *>n
«tor 1,*4 jtidlcated ycMerday that lie «SF
ti pr*>-»Jcal cineurrrnf-e *vity| f^'m
la t*>jib Mr. Al<Jri<-» >.;i>d |,» stss „f • j.«
r. r .:i:ir.n thai th- rates .miJ da*.« Meat Jons
tu%tt\ hy ihf r»ilroa.(ss flmuld be uur.Jf<t to
• 'If »«pr''^ > »1 »if tr.« cor^ml».^:or.. and he re
![«f*iej the *J«.tement tiiat if tti*y were not
rlearly .--. tn€tf Q* bill he desired
ro have theta naflc sa. He <iid not d'tire
thut tJi*r» tltouH br any question «• that
point, lie ?a;d.
k A f Tuming that Mr. Aldrich meant '« ac-
I r'pt liis vier.- In Mil.stun.c. Mr. CunuulUi
«*» pfpanin to \'3bß to »nutli« r point i
»ii«n M-. AJ^rirJ: Faid th«it !,«* ha.) '. ...er.
!riifun«if-rftoofl.
•■T»oe« net tiie Benator from lowa un-ler-
Msn.i tljgt there is aa Impasiililt gulf be
wre n him.^lf and tbv Seimior from Rhod ft
ruand?- «.Fke« Mr. SCdaoa, w!.o points
ftrt tfcat Mr. Aldricli t'.ousht la* |*wds»aT i
n:i futrici^rt. while Mr. Oumroln*, 6tm*n4c6 j
- cl-.snp^ <-> the language.
Mr. Cummins sdmstte^ the r\mmr-r of
•U'h a gulf, and expressed ih-.- fear that it
■»evw wc U ;<J fee bridge j. j\ t \ ttPr rxpre 6 »»d j
nnpe thm Mr. AHrlrh would CASBCfit «o '
rre*erve what .. % ( i..<i and rej^tt m-hat is i
."••l In »hr Mil.
"Vein J:opr ,- ••dilated Mr. Isaile> .
VVhil* Mr. Cmuntaa was di^cus-ving th*
r^an^e* made ia the orlgln.,l dr».ft of the ,
bill. «* rrepsr'd In New r«t« lart 1 sjmi
— netor Aldrteh *»id Mr. CotMßtna himf-elf
k *e been among the person;, who had l-ecn
:tJ!e« into "-^rultation by th« iTeiider.t.
Mr. O:mnf!r.s rcplle.j tlmt l>r would not,
undertake t<» mter Into an evpia nation of
the conference: He rf-c»l!rd. bwwrvcr. <l;at
senator Klkirs had d»\rloj».-u «
as to whether it would be pje^iiila to corn
r*l trunk lines to furnish . j.nietii to
coal reads.
Tn vain*«li<J Mr. I?ai!<\\ ur«* the interest
:hat would attach to a full revelation of
«-h£t had occurred. He knc*. he »>ai.l. that
Mr. i:ikin« and Mr <'umnilns h*<l l>*en
them, and h+. was anxious t.. ktiow whether
Mr. Aldrtch also was pexsaaat.
Mr. AldricVi replied that he had not l»ecn
• ir«mt>cr rf the conference.
"I m i:t be *ilent as to the mectijijp," :
•*id Mr. Oummltih. "I do not like to re
*:i!l painful a;eniories."
Mr. Cuuuxdua contenflea that if the pre?'- !
rut provision f«iiij«: traffic injieei. i
«as ncceytf^, thfTt would be auywbere
from one million to Jive million such agree
ment*, rendering it ahaolutely .M.pUMiiM* :
tor the co!nmij*io*i t«» ni\«\-'iKate atiy ai»
prcciablr ration of them. The inevitable
result, ha 'wit ended. \* #•■: r-i i..- Qm <i,..
►tructtoti <if «<>nip' titiun. vitii * « ju*nt
'■ncrejise of rates,.
J What Do You Want
This Morning?
Th? chance* are you will
find a -.l.,tionißitlse "Want
Ad*." If you don't find It,
advertise for it. The ton it
triflinjr.
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THE TRIBUNE,
1 54 Nassau St
Uptown. 1364 Broadway.
THEVA^IJSWASHIJSIGTOJS/
ItYeoi Th* Tribus* Bureau. 1
Washington. March 17.
A BBKATSJ INSURRECTION.— A contest
occurred In the Senate to-day over a sim
pl» committee reference in which there
■ considerably in«.r* signHlcanr* than sp
pagea on tti«- surface Senator Dlxon tntro
<Uie*d a Mil pursuant to the recent him
►age of tlie President prohibiting' the kill
ing af reals on the Pribylov Irlands. and
a^ked that It be referred to the Committee
< n Conservation of Natural Resources, j
Senators Root and I^odge promptly opposed ',
that reference, on th* ground that the j
Question involved in th* Dlxon bill Inev- 1
legaar Included the question of pelagic seal- ,
ing. Mr. Root said the Bering S*-*> Tri- '
bunal had decided that seals were not nat- .
ural resources, and added that negotiations :
were under way with Great Britain. Ru»- •
Ma and Japan with a view to pitting a
*t*p to the pelagic method of killing seals. i
M**Frs. Hoot and Ltodge Insisted that the j
bill should I* referred to the Committee
on Foreign Relations. Senator Nelson op
posed this reference, on the ground that a
measure which referred only to the killing t
of reals on territory of th* United States |
bore no relation to the conduct of any for- j
eagn nation, but was strictly a question I
affecting the natural resources of this !
country. He maintained that the younger
Senators. wli<» are largely represented on •
the Confervatlon Committee, should liave
a chance, and that, as a matter of fact. ,
no measure of importance had been re
ferred to this committee since it* creation. ,
Mes?rs. Root and L«odg* sought to explain
to the Senator from Minnesota that it was
pelagic sealing which was really decimating
IBM seal herd, but '.out much success,
and on motion of Senator Carter th* ques- .
tlon of reference went over until to-mor- j
row.
A FOREIGN QfESTION.-The fact •«
that all Questions relating to the seal herd !
belong to the Committee on r>Mvtgn Rela- !
tions, many of who*e members are experts !
on this subject. Hit the effort to secure [
the reference to the conservation committee
is ally an insurrectionary' movement, pro
moted in large part by a desire to curtail '
the power and influence of the older Sen
ator*. There is a prospect that the fight
111 I)* continued to-morrow, and it is pos
sible that the insurgents will win, although ,' ',
it is mure probable that the Democrats will I '
recognise th* propriety of sending the ! '
measure to Foreign Relations, as their own ! .
members on that committee, notably gen- j
ctor Racon, art experts en the subject. The j ,
effort to stop pelagic sealing has long: been ■ (
checkmated by the attitude of Japan, whose i
citizens are the worst offenders. Both Rus
sia and Great Britain hare shewn a geaßS*
tltion to etit^r into some agreement for th* 1
protection af the herd, but Japan has re- '
tatlned obdurat-.
•^"^"^
ISOLATION or JUSTICES-The bssia.
, ton of Justices of th" Supreme Court of th« | .
' United Ftates was somewhat strikingly ii- ,
! Isjatsaisi to-day wlien the corporation tax :
; was King argued before that body. The'
memVrs af the court appeared t<» I>* m-holly j ,
unfamiliar with Has legislative history of ;
the law. The gßssraajra srru'ng the case i
; had in almost every instance quoted the
! text of the law in their brief*, in which i
; they referred to :t as Section SL At lea^t
thrc* nf the justices demanded Information ;
1 regarding the remainder of the la*/. They ',
said they wanted to see "the other thirty- !
yerrn sections," ar.d kept asking ertssra
, they could find the complete text. R. re- i
! iteration it was finally made clear to them !
i that th* law was merely a single section of j
i » ■ - i i . . ~
SEW TAX A&SAILEDA
\ Argument Begun in Supreme
i Court —Boxer* Defend* It.
\ Washington. March 17. For four hours
to-day th» Fujireme Court of tbe t.'rite.l '
j Mates li»ten«4 to arsruments on the e*Jsst>* '
\ tutinnnUty of the corporation tax provision ;
lof the Payne- Aldrlch tariff act. After an- i
lather day's argument the court vfi take
•the . a*r i under contlrt«M*ti<>ii.
Lawyer? from various r« r '" "f *' ; e coun- j
try tock ra»"t m tls*» armament. They »ere
i connect'^ Vlt.i the fifteen cases I'l nlil'-h
| the validity cf the tax b attacked and !
I wliich had been <-onsol'dat«*<i into on»» for
J th* purpose of the hearing. In *arh of ■
• these *u!t* stockholders or polScytMdders J
had brought action to peeswM corporations I
i frotn paying the tax. Without except'"" !
i tl>» lower courts l*.eld tlir tas constitutional ,
| ar<l dismissed the suits.
I The Home I,lfe luawaot* «"omp(iny an*
the Ooney Inland ft Bro*>klvn Railroad
)i easy lassssf * presejit t« insist t!>at
Osssaaaa 1 »d r^sansel present t* lagssi thai
thfse oorjv>ri«tions themselves N? required
I to pay tlic tax.
Sflasrwdi Bratta, of N^w York. upssiM thai
; at<e«sMM He *V*oi«r*«i the tux unr«n*tltu
itional. li"^a^r« it intcrferel vfth the jmw
'tn „ftf t- # »*gf» bm tf»lnif a fraiichi?*. He
asserted that it aeal arbitrary pnd iirpres
flv^. and that Its pubtlclty m*» »ook
i private property f"» public dm silthtsl
; oomj>^n«aHon. ii' wa<" fo.. m hy * 'harlot
!H. Williams awl Richard ft. Raters, of
j N"*-m- York. sad R. "■ liwi of Cfesoase*
' who atta.-ked the constitutionality of »' t •
la^-. Rx-SertatAr Foraker, of Ohk», and
! BjtHssrd V. IJndabury, af New York, ad
jdress»««i tl.# court «<n r<-.ir--al features • ' the
I taw. hasgasc It in' alid.
| EoMrltor «"!^nf-ral Rotvr^, shortly sef**e
| th* cfMirt adjourned, 1-^xiin '.A* ursvmj^nt
(for the gaigmincol in defence »<T the law.
' Mr. Powers a^strted that tli» tai f i
j levied on th«» "carryirc on or doing, I'UM
'n+e>." an<] was tnerrly lJlca^uretl t»y and
j was not on *Tet tncmne.' 1 ||« argued that i
| the legislators never would have selected j
jtiet income «> a measure if tt.r tax WSJ t r »
be on |>rfpor»>-.
"Net in'M.itie, ar.d even gross incorae." <
! ha Mid. "from business ha« tie usual rela J
j tion to tlie an?t>unt of property employed |
In the IwillncH. mliethcr «llfTrretit sorts of j
! bufclne.ss or the same business at differ* j
j out Uasce I* considered. In prosperous •
iiime.s when Hm amount of business d*>ne <
i »v.tU agi>eu jlatit I? large, net Income from
jtlie Vij.ir»«« will be much higher than In
dull tinns. though the sUe of the plant
! with w hi<-h the business Is done remains
the tame " ___^____^___
WANT CANADA TO RETALIATE.
Members of Parliament Ready to Meet j
2£aximiim Bales with Surtax.
<*tta«a. *n,\., March IT. A cau<-us of
n.enb«T« of l*arllanH »;t supn*jrtlns tiie g'•<•
lernmcn* to-day di^uti-eO thy tariff situ
,»«ion. T'<-: maj.-rity of menil^rs fav<*e4 1
• "i!ij«<i* standtac *<> '>er i»«v<itioti »ti»i retail
utniff "itl. « surtax If *1«* Inlted stat.-s
i imposed the i:j«\ti.j'i:n nr«>\ i-ions against
«"aiij«lj oi. April I.
AGAINST MAXIMUM PENALTIES. ,
sutfrtoT. sjßßfi 17.— A pr'>te fc t agaitiSi the
jentorccment of the maximum p'unltieK un )
'der sjia rV ■«• AHrt »i tariff bill against |
j«-nnad* vat- r«r«ard*d I* Pr» cccX Tan •
««.-dsy by the I«««rt«n F"1-l> Bureau. TU<> •
lprc-t»*t it I*M on »h» gfwtada. of Inter- i
|f,- r rnre with the carry Ing t-ad<- l»etwee»i
i • saatia ar.d N«w I^itglsn<l. «li»t«irbanc» of
' l.jiraionious business trade relations and in- i
1 creun» in the cost of living In the attendant j
I T, -I'/,., of imnorts of m-retf-Mf* . f lif. |
, (•««■ -'aiiada
WIRELESS FOR OCEAN STEAMERS.!
Washington. March 17 — A measure re
. fitting «>ceanselns steamers earning fifty :
I or snore perturit to b« eg ii|;*d with virele** ;
I apparatus, whicit gaal as eapabie of tram
j niittins and re« riving Bsssaaaas over a dis- ]
laaas* of at least one hundred miles, was ,
j favorably reported to t( •• Heriat* to-djiy."
, f row* the Co:nmitt»* «in rommerce. Pen- j
• tt»#a are r»rovid<d for failure |.« «-ouiply ,
«Mi, tU>-. ni«-»sure, an«i .my flue *t:r if i I
j would it * ll' oa Hit vctirt, '
\EW-YORK DAILY TJRIBINK. FRIDAY. MARCH l>. I^l°-
the Psyn* tariff law snd that the other
thirty-seven sections dealt with th* tariff
•rhedulea and were not germane to th*
subject under discussion.
T*»LI*AR DIPI>OMACT PAILS.-Th* e«-
P*.-tatioits of th* Department of mat* of
greatly Increased trad* with Turkey re
celv*J • cruel blow to-day, when th* news
wan received that th* Ottoman Emptr* had
awarded contracts for some 50.000.4P0 for
naval Incress* to FritlMi contractors, with
out even giving th* American shipbuilders
*r opportunity to bid on th* contracts. Th*
DepsrttiMM of State has been making a
special effort to secure at least a shsre of
lass business for American shipyards and
r>a<i received what It regarded as assurances
that Americans would have an opportunity
to »>:d. It was also understood that the
awarding of the contracts would be post
poned several wveka in order to give th*
Americans a chance. The State Depart-
BSSSjI !n announcing' this Information said:
"This Is thought especially regrettable ju*t
at a tim* when, with th* establishment of
a modernised government In Turkey, so
BMsta hop* had been felt of an Impetus of
mutual, beneficial and much cta*er relations
between th* Vnltcd States snd the Ottoman
Kmplre."
I*OSTAL REORGANIZATION.-Senator
Carter is still making an earnest effort to
secure favorable consideration of his bill
tor postal reorganisation, which Is regard
ed as essential to any Intelligent Ictrls
liti«>n affecting th* canylng of the mails.
It 15 practically certain- that no action Trill
be taken pursuant to the President's sug
gestion that the postage on magazine mail
be increased until something more definite
|< known regarding the eo«t of this branch
of th* postal service. As has been pointed
cv: in this column, the experts employed by
the postal commission have reported that
with the present »r«enV of accounting It
is an utter impossibility to determine what
any feature of the postal service costs.
They have set forth that, whereas all ac
count* pass through nine hands before th*y
are finally approved, there is even then no
real check on expenditure*. Of course.
various i>ostmastcrs general may make es
timates as to what It costs to handle sec
ond clas* mall, for Instance, but th* ex
perts insist that these ar*. after all. mere
guesses. Senator Carter believes that no
more profitable legislation could be passed
than to enact the postal reorganisation bill,
with its modern system of cost accounting,
and although th* prospects of his success
•r* not bright h« is working valiantly to
win a majority to his view.
OPPOSE CneOMHI WASHINGTON.— The
opposition to the enactment by congress
of any legislation which will divert funds
from the national Treasury Into th«» coffers
of Georce Washington fnlrerslty appears
to l>* Increasing rather than decreasing.
The ng!i? against the proposition was run
hr the I'ntveriity of Illinois, but It haft now
been taken up by the universities of Ohio.
Tenne*s«-e. laws nad Alabama, as well as
other states which have Joined in a peti
tion to Congress against the plea of Oeorge
Washington. It is pointed out that the
federal Kovcrnment Vun In every Instance
demanded of the states as a condition of
their receiving aasistan<?e under the Merrill
bill that they pledge their set v*« not to de
vote the funds to an/ oth'r than a pure
ly state institution, and It is urged that
were Congress to heed the request of th*
friends of George Washington the federal
government would be stultifying itself.
G. O. H.
CLASH AT IIEARIXG.
Cunningham Claim* Inquiry
Transferred to Washington.
Washington. March IT.— The contest In
volving th* validity of th« titi* of the Cun
ningham coal claims In Alaska. t):e basic
eausv: of the Bullinger-rinrhot investigation,
v.as transferred to Washington as asy. when
the examination of witnesses in IMS city
was begun before United States Commis
sioner William J. ■
Horace Tiliard Jonc*. a tpr-cial .-,ge n t of
tIM General 1.-ir»J Office, occupied th» stand
•1! «lay. his testimony relating primarily
to th. artisan lie and V, It. Qlavig collect
ed from the Cunningham entryu>-.ri. He
raid that he tr.ld Fred 11. Mason, one of the
claimants «hose affidavit be procured, that
Mr. Fallinger. th*n Commissioner of the
<;eneral Laud Office, wa* dispose. I t . work
for remedial legislation to permit th«» •»
qqfaitlon of Tnrc^-r area* of AS«k«n coal
lands than was thin »ert.ii^lble.
In regard t.i Mr. Masojn*s BfJiBYM he said
th»» part which referred to Guggenheim n*
gatlatfcma waa • -e.j ••»■ Mr Maasn'c state
m*nt that tVrc had been sacral pe*ftM ■ Mi
communication with the •• •wningliam peopl*
with a view to const n;. Unc m rsnujae to b-
Used in emiMctSon with, th" raining of .-a»i
anl that a representative of Mm Cunntng
ham claimants Mas then in th* East n .«o
tiatinc with th«» Guggenheims i. latlve t«
an trit*r*-a.t in the <"'unnin«ha:n claims. These
negotiations n,-. ;rr»'l after the enrrvmen
had received their final certificates. h«. Ea M.
The ii«n«>ss frequently clashed ■with the
attorneys for th- entryrn*n. who charged
that Mr. Jones was lajlfllam COnctastaXta
and anrum»nts Int.. his testimony. As the
-neoMnters combined with increased law*
sity of '♦"'«■ Mr. !•— His a*fc«* th* corn
mlwloner if the witness couM i,.,t t»e, held In
Contempt in v!*w of t- - disrespect „ had
exhibited to th» atitboritr under wnich th
.lnquiry was H-ing prosecuted. The *om
mlsstoi.fr r*plif>d ihar he regretted h. had
no such power.
WELLS FARGO EXPRESS WINS.
WaahlßSlßß. March IT. -Short shrift » v
made by the. Interstate Commerce Com
mlasloo of th* complaint of Nathan h
Williams aeti"«t the Wells. T-^irgo & , „
I'xpr. ->s Company, hi which it waa alleged
that the tra!i';>ortati«>!» of packages under
four pounds in weight l>y express com
panies was illegal, because th* same pack
ages might be transports! by mall. The
commission holds th.it th* express com-
PSSV "doe* not transgress any provision
of the act to reguhtt* ronHßerc*."
Doush >tses best When ma4*t rom
MIL HOOT OX SEALS.
Op/nun Any Interference vcith
rending Negotiations.
-vTsshtngJAn. March IT.-The reference er
s Nil prohibiting th* killing- or teals en
end adjacent to the Prlbylov Islands in the
Pacific caused a heated debate In th»
Senate to-day. In which Senator moot vig
orously objected to th* m*a*«r* going to
th* Committee on the Conservation of Na
tional Resources.
Mr. Root said that negotiations with
Great Britain were in progress at •resent
which rendered It most Important that the
Foreign Relations Committee, which ha.*!
had the subject In hand, should centime
to exercise Its supervision. lie said that
Canada. Japan. Russia and other countries
must be consulted. He spoke t specially
ef the fart that Japan*** fishing vessels
had Invaded th* waters, killing every peal
that cam* their way. Admittedly, he said,
th* United States could not control the
killing of seals In th* open seas.
"We are face to face with th* certain
fact." raid Mr. Root, "that the necessary
result will r-- destruction of th* seal herd,
and th* only way to brine It to an end Is
by International negotiations :nd agree
mentn."
Senators Kelson, Clark of Wyoming and
Kewlands supported the reference of the
bill to the Commute* on the Conservation
ef National Resources, ani Senator Lodge
sppsssd such reference.
The Question of reference was tempo
rarily laid aside.
STATE FIGHT DECIDFP
Littlefield's Reports Send Virginia
Bonds Up.
Washington. March 17.-Charles E. tattle,
field, referee In th« Vlrptnla-'West Virginia
debt ease, filed tn the Suprem© Court of
th« United States to-day his report cover
la« wren points on which he had been dl
rset«d by the court to ascertain the facts.
Boom of hl-> flndinc^ are favorai to Vir
ginia and ethers to West Virginia. Each
party to th* controvtr?y will have thirty
days In which to (lie exceptions to th« ref
eree's findings.
One of the Questions Mr. Utti^neid lia>l
to answer v;an the, amount of the. public
debt of Virginia on January 1. IHL Me re
ports that both parties agree to the extent
of $tt.9i5.8«?. He finds against the contea*
tlon of Virginia that the so-called linking
fund and the library fund, amounting to
nearly tt.aft».«»^. should be added to th«
amount undisputed.
Another question was what expenditures
Virginia had made within the territory of
West Virginia sine* any part of the debt
was incurred. He reports that th* total
ordinary expenses amount to 9«\?74.fiM. la
this he included an Item of $14,571,717. a
great victory for Virginia.
Went Virginia is also charged with the
expense of calling out the militia at the
ttm#» of John Brown's raid on Harper's
Ferry. This amounted t»» gSI.T^S.
Mr. Littletield reports that th« fair esti
mated value of real estate and persona!
property in Virginia counties on June 'j(X
I<uU. vi* about :.• (¥>.«*»>. while «h same
valuation m We»t Vlrgln'a counties was
»:*..,.....*». This rim !nrli.l<-« the value, of
slav»«i, whose value in Vtrirlnia Is placed
at about S£>Q.<g»MMv. sad in West Virginia
at about >>.<>»\oui». He also find* that the
amount of money paid into the Virginia
treasury by West Virginia counties was
|^.eiS.OC->.
Virginia is were actively traded In yes
terday in the ton* department of the
Stock Exchange, total sale? being ?••!.<"<'•>
par value, at from M to 53. The final
transaction was at P. a net advance for
the day of 3 points.
MINISTER KNOWLES ASSAULTED
Dominican Officials Arrest Assailant
and Express Regret.
Washington. March IT. -Horace G.
Xnowles. of Delaware. United States Min
ister to Santo Domingo, was assaulted « iiile
riding in a vehicle in the public highways
of Banto Domingo City lest EuniSay. The
Incident was reported by the American l,e
gattosi at Santo pom'ngo to the State De
partment to-day.
The assailant mas a man named Castillo.
a brother of the governor sf the pro\ince.
Th* authorities immediately arre3ted Cas
tillo, who. th* officials jar. is mentally
deranged. The Dominican government has
expressed to Minister Kae/srtea Its regret at
th* incident, and all th* members of the
Cabinet have called at the American lega
tion to offer similar expression*.
AFGHAN FANATIC ARRESTED.
Mas Who Shot Two American Women
To Bo Punished.
Wa#hirgto!\ March IT — Th* Afghan
fanatic who winded two American women
about a week ago * hit* they were visiting
the. mosque of Om»r. near Jerusalem ha*
J>een arrested and has confessed tn* as
sault. Th* American Charsr* at ronstan
tioorle say* that th* culprit I* hetnr held
pending the result of th* Injures to the
American women, on- of whom lost an eye.
The officials have declared their purpose
to Inflict the severest punishment on the
assailant. OftVUls at Constantinople have
called at the American Embassy end ex
pressed regret fcr th occurT^pce.
ASKED TERMS. LAWYER SATS.
Miss Elizabeth Kelley Wants to Settle
Breach of Promise Suit.
fUy Telegraph to The Tribune. j
Ponglikeepsle. N. V .. March IT.— Despite
th* defendant's denial?, Charles Morscha'i
►er. attorney for I^eicester M. Pond, who
is suing Miss Elizab-th Kelley. of this <it" .
for t£>,<W* for breach of promise of mar
riage. paid to-day that she had written the
young man a personal letter asking for
hi* terms of settlement.
That Miss Kelley lias been humiliated
by Ponds suit is indicated by the fact that
she ha* practically withdrawn from society
.-Hi. c the st- v became public. Mr.
Morschauser*" statement that sh.-> has per
sonally taken up the matter of settlement
«lth Pond without engaging an attorney,
as a person 'f her wealth ami social stand-
Ing would l-e expected to ,].-», his caused
surprise among her friends and set Ist
acquaintances.
GOlil>
MEDAL
FLOUR
A trial will prove it
WASHBURN-CROSBY CO.
ROOSEVELT READY
•VOOY ()(T D/ AFRIi I
Entertained Hi* Comrades and
Said Coodhu to Them.
Khartoum. March 17.-Ce*sr»e| Roosevelt
to-day gathered the remaining n»*mber- of .
Ms African expedition around him at a
i luncheon In th* palace, and there were
{ many exchanges of friendship before fare- :
! walls were said. The guests Included Sir I
Alfred Pease, who was Colonel Roosevelt's ■
first host In Africa: Clsyton B*y. of th-
Sirdar's staff, and captain Meredith of th*
I steamer Dal. on uhleh the party voyaged j
from Oondokoro.
The ex-President tried to make the affair j
as lively as possible, but he was consider* |
ably moved when it came to shaking hands '
with those whom h* ts not likely to see ;
again for a lons time. ll* expressed th*
greatest admiration for captain Cunning*
hame's strenuous and unremitting labors ,
and those of th* naturalists, by reason of j
which the expedition had been such a
marked success, and he dwelt upon th* j
j complete harmony which had ' .Isted from J
first to last. No on* regretted more than .
he. said the ex-President, that the hunting |
party which had covered so many trails
I was now to split up.
After an inspection of the missions un- i
I der the guidance of Hi. hop Gwynne. Col- [
■ onel Roosevelt attended a reception at the .
j Grand Hotel, where he again met th« ©23- I
i r lain of Khartoum. Mrs. !Co(>s*velt and ;
. Mi?. BthH were engaged most of th* day j
la packing up preparatory to leaving for
Cairo, and were unable to attend th* en
; tertainment*, which, however, were graced ;
by the presence of many women.
The band of the nth Soudanese Infantry |
; played a special programme of native
| music, which Is peculiarly weird and In
spiring, tor the benefit of Colonel Roose
• ♦■11. who remarked on the ability of the
band. exclaiming that it was the finest
ho had yet heard In Africa. Tjiter a group ,
lof native women gave an exhibition of
, dances peculiar to the Soudanese.
An Interesting event of the afternoon was
j th* placing in position by Colonel Roose
i velt of the keystone of the arch for the j
now cathedral. The affair was conducted |
with considerable ceremony.
Th* former Pr*3ld^nt also received a
deputation of Syrians at the palace during
' the afternoon.
In a speech at the Egyptian OnV«rV Club
Colonel Roosevelt advised the efflcers to
drop polities while they were soldiers. ll*
was a soldier himself, he sail, and a poli
tician, but he never let them Intermix. In
the Spanish war many of his men dtffer*d
from Mm in polities, but that made no
difference In his or their position.
"As BsffSarsV' *a!d the ex-Prestdent. "al
ways remember tr.a* a soldier who mixes
polities with soldiering becomes a bad sol
dier."
H* to! 4 the Egyptian eCl<*»rs to remem
ber alga that a non-political attitude was
the safest, as th*y were sworn to the
asrvtra of their country. His addres* was
received with much enthusiasm, and. as be
departed in company with f>!attn Pacha for
the. palace he was irmly cheered.
Shortly !>efor* I o'clock this evening
Colonel and Mrs. Roosevelt. Kermlt and
HIM Eth»l proceeded In carriages to th*
station, where they wtll tafce a special train
for the trip M Cairo.
Rome. Mar-; IT.— Colonel Roosevelt is|
expected In Naples on April - on th«
sssaassr Trlnz Heinrteh, of the North Ger- :
man Uoyd Line, due that day from Alex
andria, from watch port she is to sail «a i
March ». It Is understood that Mr. Roose- 1
rest will be In Rome on April S. and that!
he will receive an audience with Kin; Vie- ,
tor Emmanuel on the 4th. being received by ;
th« Pop* on the day following i
The King, on being notified of th* date of •
Colonel Roosevelt's arrival here, said that j
he probably st that time would be with |
his family at his hunting lodge at Castle j
Porsiano. but that he would either return
to th- capital for the express purpose of j
receiving the ex-President, or. If it was j
more convenient *.r>r ColoneT Roosevelt, he ;
would invite him to motor down to the j
hunting: lodge, where there wa* splendid)
shooting to be had. j
NO AMBASSADOR AT VIENNA.
Vienna. March IT -Charles 9 Franc!?, the
lot mer American Ambassador to Austria,
is now in the TUvlera. but will return here
at th* end cf next week to present h!s let
ters of recall. He will then leave Vl-nr?3
finally.
Nothing si kno^n as to the ii";re of the
arrival of his Buec?s?or, Colonel Richard
C Kerens, sad it Is pesslt'e that <"olon«l
Roosevelt will find no ambassador to wel
come Mm. In the mean time G^org* B.
Rive««. senelsiji of the embassy. Is *'tinf
as charge, d'affaires.
VR. STRAYS LOSES.
| Court Refute* Injunction for
Freventorium.
Justice Gerard denial yesterday Nathan
1 Strauss application for a permanent Junc
tion to restrain Max Nathan, AlfrC I Nathan
: and the Lak»wood Hotel i'ompany frcm
dispossessing the tuberculosis prev<?ntorlum
j estsbllshed by Sir. >traua lr» the -U.tl
. cottage st Lakewood. N. J. Since the bring
! Ing of the suit there has been a settlement
{ under which it was arranged to remove th*
' entoriiun.
Mr. Nathan objected to th<» jse. of th*
j Cleveland cottage for the institution, taylns
■ that its establishment there mould be an
Injustice to the people of Lalt*wo*K;. Mr.
{ Nathan offered, however, Ms entire interest
j in th» hotel property to the establishment of
j the preventorUim elsewhere. Justice «l*rard.
: commenting on this proposal, said: "It can
1 acarcerjr he said that the motives of th^ do
i f»ndant. M.i\ Nathan, are not as charitable
| as those of th* plaintiff."
f The court added that It -was ■ matter of
j great regret that there should „..ve been
' such a controversy.
FAIRBANKS MOM i;
Crntlnu'rt fr«m flr«t pat*.
Great Britain Is marine somewhat
"lowly in the matter. It wlvmM be re.
mPmbereil that an arnte political situa
tion exlatH in that country which may
make proaress »t th* moment somewhat
difficult. Amid tn*** conditions it is
not at all stranj;* that there, sno«il<i bo
m<»re or 1»»h delay with respect to the
particular matter In which our govern
m*nt in now concerned."
Of sentiment In Germany and France
Sir. Fairbanks said:
"Germany and Franco entertain for
th* United Htatee nothing but sentiments
©r. good tram Cmpertir William and
President Failures and th* responsible
ministers of th* two government!* lose no
suitable opportunity to emphasize this
fact.
"In th*» other countries which T hay«
visited the Sam* generous regarl f<r
America pmail»."
r tin x ix ki\i> mood
Say* He Bear* No 111 Feeling
Over "Booing" in England.
James A. Patten, Shi Chicago speculator,
arrived here last night on th* <'un*rd*r
Mauretania. with nothing except MM
words for th* men who jeered him recent!-/
when ho ws3 a spectator on th* floor of
tn* Manchester Exchange.
Mr. Patten said the reports of th* affair
that reached this country apparently had
created a wrong* impression her*, but h*»
admitted that he. was practically for<
to leave tho floor becaus* of th* unfriendly
attitude of what he called a narrow-minded
provincial element. mad«» up ehleCy of cot
ton mill manager?, who had not th* slight
est knowledge of business, hut who be
lieved that the high price of cotton was
duo to Mr. Patten* alleged manipulation
of th* market.
"1 went abroad en the spur of the mo
ment." he said last nigh*, as he puffed
a cigar In th* dining saloon of the Mauri
tania.
"While in Manchester I we* Invited by
•erne very fin* Englishmen to visit th« -x
cliang* It is a place where men in all
sort* of business meet every Tuesday and
Friday. They have about «r* thousand
or six thousand men on th* floor at once,
and It was a sight I wanted to see. When
my Identity became known the. crowd be
gan to 'boo* and Jeer.
"It took about s^venty-flve seconds to
get It though this thick head of mine what
it all meant. When 1 realized that I was
th« cause of the disturbance I moved
through the nearest door fa the. street.
When I got out there, they called me
•Yankee.* I did not mln.i that, because I
am a Tanke* and feel proud of if. At no
tlm* was there any effort made at violence.
"Pevera? members of MM exchange who
were with me expressed regret that tho
incident had happened, It 1 had h;i<i th«
•lightest knowledge that it might occur
! would never hay* gon- upon the floor.
About three years ago they -tart**t build
ing new mills and promised goods without
the assurance of their cotton supply. The
pri-«*» went up *n*t naturally, they iost
money. I call that gambling, and I main
tain, that they are speculators as much as
I am.
•■There Is a saying in England which, t
think, will explain th« "booing.* It ta Th*
Liverpool gentleman and the Manchester
man.* These narrow minded fellows in
Manchester cannot be shown anything. 1
wanted to caution them about th«» un**r-
Store Ready at 8:15 A. M Eight Car tinea
Directly en the Interboroogh Sisbnwaj>. Each Way to Store.
Surety of
Quality
Always
" / New York. March 13. 1910
We Know of No Such Showing of
Dress Fabrics Anywhere Else
Could not be) — for many cf these beautiful shades the exact
copies of those Paris is wearing at this moment— rvrhisrve wn%
this store.
And such a delightful way to show these fabrics where one cat
sit and choose in comfort and at leisure.
This Dress Goods Salon is a splendid spacious place. cf whrtt
columns, many windows, and a dull green carpet as setting for
gowns in embryo— draperies of all the new French stuffs and colors.
so that she can see for herself what best suits her —
Will it not be more helpfni than to go to a thousand
prosaic Dress Goods Counters of the usual store?
We Hare Long Had a Separate Black
j fc Goods Section — Xow We Have
A Separate Section for Blue
The system of showing all navy blue dress goods in one scrtics.
originated by Wanamaker's. has proven an unqualified success.
Navy Blue Materials
Diagonal serges and cheviot*. $1
to $2 a yard.
46- inch satin prunella with self
colored dot. $2.50 yard
Strip* serges for rough wear. $1 to
$1.75 a yard.
Storm series from the best manu
facturers. $1 to $2 yd.
New basket and natte suiting. $1.23
to $2.50 a yard.
One of the French novelties is an
all-wool Jacquard. $2.30 a yard.
Panama cloth, from 75c to $1.50 a
yard.
First floor. Old Building.
It a Man Has Promised His Wite
A New Set ot French China
He cannot hope to do better than come to-day to this March Sale «*
China on the Second Gallery. New Building.
We have about sixty sets of Theodore Haviland china at $17Ji
\A I expect to get forty more from a steamer just docked. That wll
be all. Their regular price is $25. Wilt he come in time to get oat?
We know another woman who must refurnish her china clot*
for her Summer home. Just the sort of set she will like cea*
$27.50 now. It comes from Theodore Haviland. and includes e»?
hundred pieces. Every piece trimmed with fold and with pfl
flower sprays. Same sort of decoration at $35. if she wishes, I
piece*.
Such opportunities are plentifully sprinkled in this March €■•■
Sale — and we hare important china sales only twice a year
Talking of cups and saucers, some pretty shallow tea cup» ••
only 20c (that includes the saucer). Plates to match. 20c 1*»
Footed Empire cup* and saucers with effective flower decoration*
pretty enough even for a china cabinet in a country house — are ew
25c each. French china plates to match at the same price.
Second Gallery. New Building %
Qmaml#>
Formerly
A. T. Stewart « Co.
$20,000 Needed
We have had to «p#fi«i this winf
•'• t the relief r»» pittable rl- strops f w
more than we are receiving, and nee.i
$2f>.o(X) to complete the itasoafs.
\v..rV
- The city* charter permits it to re*
neve pcopU: in their home* only , n
the ca-^e of the blind. This thrW
upen m a wricorrte hut heavy barfien
anfl i ill, tor generou, voluntary
cift!». which may be «ent to R. St
Afinttirn. Trea*.. Room 2». \>. ldi
E. 22d St. *
N ' V ASHOCTATIO* POT? nfpROVIVr
Ttrr: coxoition r>r tme poor.
n. ri i.to* rt rri><.. rrK
tainty of cotton crops and wanted to tan
them how to protTct th»m*efv«s sgahat
loss, but they would not gin* m* a eaasaa
I gave, some advice to tJie cotton buyers ef
; Liverpool, who are gentlemen— all of the*
However. I hear no M will towanl rhej,
who made the fuss when I entered «« aw
floor."
I Mr Patten said he ha* pTacti-nlty sa»
tired from active business and 1 weaM ijj
M.i firm ceofhvi* under the guidance <•
the Junior partner?. He explained that m,
would aave mm financial Interest in c «
firm, a* the company needed his name sat
, money to keep up Its business Interims,
| He said he would give up much of hi* tfcs*
ito the Northwestern I'niversitr. •?. It*
hoxr.* town, Clinton. T*l.. In wWefi m
ha? always had a keen Interest. ll* ta aha
a member of a eommlTOion s*)4ct#d Iff c,
Governor of Illinois to 3eiect a ■■■ ass
build a new state prison.
K-aoi Stephen S. Wl*e wast else a **.
I *eas:*r on the Hn ulaafii ll* wnt ablest
•rout % month ago anil »•• • • s*t:«s «c
! ton a4dres**s In London. !!>■ saH t'. * '£; .
I hah prei» wa* at%rtle«l by tne. rec*nt titti:.
; tnre.i of Jacob 11. SchltT. tn w?i!:*3 Mb>
! latter p<>lnt"»t out the »#rtonsries» «f sa»
I possibility of a conflict between t!»e ' m»*|
, attatea and Japan.
"England U etandins out strongly fay
I Japan." ssdl Dr. Wl.«*\ #l and she vl»ws irlCi
alarm any unfrienrtly •er.iT.e^ to fftaa
natiou. .\« to th« feeling ♦'•twe*n Orsat
SJpsSBSI an 1 Germany, T not« with r—
hovr senous ar»«l d«;ev» tost fe-ftnff r*»JI»
jla England maintains that •♦»• fs r»*|
I afraid cf any «"ontinentat pfiwer. hat t*i»
■ sMMsk p«or»le. bclteve rhat they crust I*
' ready for any «rnvrei*ney *n the ntgb 9*aa
L'he l» preparinsr f«r this, and tap r^r*ae
} noughts ax© multiplying. Germany's f*sK
la the laytnic of Beth for German f*T*a*.
noughts. With all this preparation frj thi
army and navy of r*>th nation*, it tot*.
I evttablo that some tlra* I SSS fMS t»
'something close to a conflict."
i Collector L«eT> went down ♦>• bay last
' piffhr and boarded the Msur»t!«nß» t' •}-.;.-.
' antlr.e. He «van •mpanl»l by J. V. On*
tfs. As^tstant is)rr*aar» of the T^saarf.
' who cam* on from Washington to toft
; Into thft pr«->hli;m ef rtocklnc «Mps late at
i tiight. Th*. Collector and Mr. Cnrtla w«a
! ahoar<! the Mntxretanla at 19.39 p. i*- Us
land Mr. «'urti* the shl> on tt;
! w ay 'ip from Quarantine awl r*sasin*4 •■>
1 tho pier until long aft»r gasgßi Tk*
! Collector and ■• Assistant Secretary «t:i
attend a conterf nee of tho steamship eS>
■ clals on th* suhject of Ute docktn? to^sy.
All previous we«t?rard records over tx*
|s*vcalled T*rtg (-ours*, from T>aunrs Ream
' off Qutenstown. to tho Amtirrw^ Chsssd
i lisht?hip, at th* entrance of JQrw Tbf»
: Harbor, were broken ty th* MauretantK
L*avlng Q»ieenstown last Sunday. Marsj
113.1 13. she mad* the passage, to Sandy Hook w
! X days, 1". hours *r>>\ It minntes, at ax
j average speed of 5.91 knsf?.
Th* previous awaaassil wort over i*»
j Inns course was made also lp '*+ ;iaui*>
! tania, in July tast, when <\i covered £»
j distance In ♦ days. 13 hours and Si salnate*
jat an average tjWl of C*» *4 knots Hs»
1 present. pertomiance. th*r*fore. tetters BY
time hv 24 minuten-
With til- 5T?«r T£ta*»
tor Spited 'ETerr
wlmsv th» urn* is
• Brssttfal STSB>
ohony to Colsr.
! All-wool batiste. 75c a yard.
All-wool satin finish Henrietta, Til
' and $1 a yard.
All-wool French tafieta. tkjsr
J shade* of navy. $1 yard.
Crept de Pans. $1.25 ami 1 1 JO »
yard.
English Tussah silk and moha*
$1.50 and $1.75 yard.
French diagonal wool voile, $Z •
I yard.
French silk chiffon voile. $2 a W*4
All-wool French voile. $1 a yard* :
Wanamaker broadcloth. $1.50 •
• $2.50 a yard.
Broadway^
Fourth a«:n-s.
Eighth to Tea* 5»».

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