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COMING TO A CONCLUSION - fc. . . Powers Agree to the Raising of the Blockade as Soon as Agree- . ' ment Is Reached. Good Progress Has Been Made in the Negotiations With Mr. Bowen. Mr. Bcwen's Proposal Declared a Satisfactory Basis for Negotiations. Berlin, Jan. 26.Written declarations re garding raising the blockade of the Venezuelan ports have been exchanged between Minister Bowen and the repre sentatives of-Great Britain, Germany and Italy. In their declarations the representatives of the Kuropean powers promised to con sent to the immediate raising of the block ade as soon as an agreement is concluded between them and Mr. Bowen involving the conditions^ laid down by the powers. "These conditions chiefly relate to the guarantees to be furnished by Venezuela which has offered *a portion of the cus toms of La Guaira and Porto Cabello. "Good progress has been made in the negotiations and it is expected that the whole matter will be arranged and that the blockade will be declared off before many days." THE LONDON TIMES OPPOSED Punitive Measures of Germany Are Called lll-Advlsed. N-w York Sun Special Service. London, Jan. 26.The Times hitherto has not commented on the bombardment of Fort San Carlos. To-day, however, it supports in moderate but emphatic lerms the outcry of the American and British press. It discusses and admit3 that there is a certain force to the Ger man arguments in defense of Commo dore Scheder's action, but considers it to the last degree deplorable that he should not have considered himself at liberty to refrain in the circumstances from a downright use of force. " It hinks he sur prise and resentment expressed in the United States is natural, but says it was less prepared for the unanimity of the French and Austrian condemnation. The paper continues: "These ill-timed punitive measures will not make any easier the already difficult task of determining the conditions on which a speedy removal of the blockade can be effected. In this country, where irritation and apprehension are universal and undisguised, any solution of the dead lock will be welcome, not merely for bringing us nearer to satisfaction or our claims, but as opening a prospect of our liberation from an alliance which has been distasteful from the first. Such pro ceedings as bombardment do not inspire us with confidence in the co-operation to which we are committed, and the very uncertainty as to the limits within which we are involved only. makes - us more anxious to be quit of it." In addition to the offer of a part of the customs at LaGuaira and Porto Cabello as a guarantee. Mr. Bowen informed the powers that several New York banks had expressed their willingness to undertake the payment of the first claims demanded by the powers upon the basis of such guarantee. Mr. Bowen did not say whether he had made a definite arrangement with any particular banks, but claims that, as soon as the powers hear of the consent of re liable houses to guarantee the payment of the first claims, the blockade will be raised. This is expected to be within two or three days. In this event, it Is supposed that the customs of the two ports will be admin istered jointly by representatives of the powers and of the banks concerned. At the German embassy here It was said there was no reason whatever for a continuance of the blockade, "once the powers are satisfied that the guarantee Is not merely offered with the object of getting rid of them." It is understood that the banks re ferred to are J. & W. Seligman & Co., and J. P. Morgan & Co. Diplomacy Clearing Away the Venezuelan Tangles. "Washington, Jan. 26.A long confer ence between Minister Bowen and Sir Michael Herbert, the British ambassador, beginning yesterday, followed by further conferences between Sir Michael, Signor Mayer des Planchln, the Italian ambas sador, and Count Quadt, the German charge d'affaires, Indicated activity over the Venezuelan situation. All the negotiators decline to discuss the results of yesterday's meeting, but general statements by men that the ait- ' nation warrants hope of early relief is significant of what has been accomplished. By this time the London, Berlin and Rome foreign offices are In possession of Mr. Bowen's third proposition, stating the na ture of the guarantee he is prepared to offer for Venezuela, if his initial request Is compiled with and the blockade raised at once. Strict reticence is maintained by all the negotiators as to the nature of this guaranty, and until the Joint reply of the powers is received this will not be disclosed. Count Quadt has been advised by th3 German foreign office of the reasons for the bombardment of the San Carlos forts. This explanation agrees with that cabled from Berlin. Germany Pained Over the Attitude of the Anglo-American Press. Berlin, Jan. 26.The attitude of the press and public over the treatment of the bombardment of Fort San Carlos by English and American newspapers Is one of pained surprise at the fuss made over a perfectly simple and natural proceed ing. The leading Journals complain that the criticisms are prompted by anti-Ger man bias. It is regretted that Germany's endeavors to live on the best terms with Great Britain and the United States are thwarted by a misinformed section of the press. A BUSY SUNDAY "A SIMPLE PROCEEDING" MR. BOWEN'S PROPOSAL The Powers Consider It a Satisfactory Basis for Negotiations. London, Jan. 26.It is learned to-day by . representative of the Associated Press that Great Britain and Germany have Informed their representatives at Wash ington that they consider Minister Bowen's proposal regarding Venezuela's Jtor ruarantees as forming a satisfactory basis further negotiations. Castro's Troops Defeated. New York. Jan. 26.President Castro's troops have been defeated by the Venezuelan revolutionists In an im portant battle about forty miles west of Puerto Cabello, says a dispatch to the Herald from Wellemstad, island of ) Curacoagovernment . Scattered bodies of the de- 1 feated soldiers are arriving In Puerto Cabello. Their commanding general was captured by the revolution ists. Special to The Journal. Helena, Mont., Jan. 26.Armed with a petition which had been circulated among the members of the bar of Butte, Judge E. W. Harney has arrived here to fight the impeachment proceedings instituted against him by the house of representa tives. Beyond saying he expected to re tain his seat, the judge refused to talk. Governor Toole, however, will find It mandatory to appoint a temporary suc cessor to Harney until the trial ends, so soon as the charges are presented to the senate by the house, whlcl will be done on Wednesday or Thursday. The Fort Blown Up. New Tork, Jan. 26.Persons In , close touch with the blockading forces say ac cording to the Herald's Puerto Cabello, Venezuela correspondent, that Fort San Carlos, which commands the entrance to Lake Maracaibo has been captured by the Germans and blown up. They also report that the German gunboat Panther has been disabled and is being towed by the German cruiser Falke to "Wijlemstad, Curacoa. ".'. ".- -. HARNEY ON TEE GROUND Butte Judge Has Arrived at Helena to Fight the Impeachment Proceedings. MARK HANNA BUTTS IN He Is Going to Deleware to Try and Settle the Senatorial Deadlock. Hew York Sun 8peoial Service. Dover, Del., Jan. 26.Senator Hanna, the republican national chairman, who last week sent a telegram to the outstand ing ten regular republicans, advising them against dividing the Delaware senator ships with the democrats, is expected to come to Dover soon with other republican leaders to try to arrange a compromise. They will consult with the ten regulars and the twenty-one Addicks men sep arately to see if some concessions may not be made. The fifth ballot for United States sen ator resulted: Long term. Addicks. 21: H. A. Dupont, 10 James H. Hughes, democrat, 21. Short term, Addicks. 10: Higglns, 10: W. S. Hill, regular republican, 2 D. T. Marvel, demo erat, 21. Necessary to a choice, 27. MORGAN STILL FIGHTS The Alabama Senator May Decide to Filibuster Against the Pan ama Treaty. Special to The Journal. Washington, Jan. 26.Senator Morgan's attitude toward the Panama canal treaty Is so bitterly hostile that his colleagues on the committee on foreign relatipns sus pect he ts preparing to begin a filibuster against it. The Alabama senator, who for yars was the chief promoter of the Nica ragua route thus far has found objections to every paragraph of the Panama treaty. He has intimated strongly that it is un worthy of the serious consideration of the senate. He is especially severe in his crit icism of the section which appropriates $10,000,000 as payment to Colombia and says it is exorbitant. Senator Bacon of Georgia also is disposed to balk at certain features of the treaty. NATION'S FOOD SUPPLY It Is Controlled by Less Than 100 Men, Says Representative Brownlow of Tenn. New York Sun Special Service. Washington, Jan. 25."I am in favor of stringent trust legislation," said Repre sentative Brownlow of Tennessee, "but 1 do not believe the prospects are any too bright for securing it. The people of the country do not aprpeciate how few per sons control the chief fcod products. Less than ten men control the bread supply of the country, about the same number monopolize the meat products, and ten more control the coal situation. Thus it will be seen less than thirty men control meat, bread, and the coal used to cook the meals of the people of the country. "It is rather startling to think that lit tle more than a quarter of a hundred men control the food supply of about 80,- 000,000 people. This is a tremendous power to be lodged in the hands of a few persons, and there should be some legis lation which will shear them of their power. IT they should take the notion to do so, the twenty men controlling the meat and bread product could increase lEheir prices arbitrarily and squeeze the people. They are being squeezed pretty hard now on the prloe of coal." Coal Still Climbs. Chicago, Jan. 26.Coal Is scarcer and the prices higher than before the special grand jury commenced the investigation that resulted in the forty-four Indict ments against coal men. Operators, wholesalers, and retailers were agreed yesterday as to the actual" condition's, al though there was a difference among them as to the causes for the scarcity of the fuel. A slight falling off in prices which fol low the beginning of the grand jury's in vestigation has been more than met by an increase of twenty-five cents a ton in the price of coal in cars, which has been made in the last week. NO CHURCH HELP Labor Unions and Social Movements Barred by Dr. Loba. New Tork Sun Special Service. Chicago, Jan. 26.Labor unions or so cial movements of any kind must not ex pect assistance from the church, accord ing to Rev. Dr. J. F. Loba of the First Congregational church of Evanston, who drew this conclusion in a sermon preached yesterday. If the workingman wlsfies to better his condition he must, in .the Ev anston minister's A'iew of the matter, work out his destiny for himself. s" Statistics gathered from fifty represen tative churches in Chicago and elsewhere concerning the church and its relation to the workingman formed the basis of the address. Commenting upon the church's duty toward labor organizations and the laboring class, as exemplified In these sta tistics.. Dr. liOba said: "The church has no helping hand to extend to the workingman except in the way of inspiration and instruction. It should not, as a church, participate in any social or political movement. As in dividuals, church members may work in the interest of any reform which they deem advisable, but no religious organiza tion should take a side in labor and cap ital debate, nor on any political or social question." -.W,*' " v "'" "" JSP NEW M IL LINE CANADA A Noted English Engineer Engaged to Make a Reconnaissance of the Route. " As Projected, the Road Will Touch Southern Extremity of Hudson Bay. 'Twill Run North of Winnipeg, Con necting With That City by Lake Streamers. Special to The Journal. Winnipeg, Jan. 26.Shareholders of the Trans-Canadian Railway company have just engaged C. W. Perry, member of the institute of civil engineers, of London, and brother-in-law to Colonel Prior, pre mier of British Columbia, to make a per- sonal reconnaissance of the country lying 200 miles east and west of Norway House which is situated thirty miles north of Lake Winnipeg. Mr. Perry-has arrived in Winnipeg and he leaves for the north this week. He is accompanied by Fred Ayiemer, son of the adjutant general of the Canadian mili tia Colonel Aumond, of Ottawa, nephew or the late speaker of the house of com mons George H. Starnes, commissary of the party Mr. Buck, assistant engineer F. J. Walsh, son of Major Walsh of Otta wa, aad P. M. Sill, also of Ottawa. On arrival on the ground to be sur veyed, Mr. Perry will hire twenty Indians and half breeds with dogs to do the freighting. In Mr. Perry the company has se cured a most competent and experienced man. He was a member of the first surveying party to cover the present route of the .Canadian Pacific railroad in the northwest. After finishing the present^reconnais sance, Mr. Perry expects to be engaged at other points along the line, which it Is proposed to run from Quebec to Port Simpson, In British Columbia, a distance of 2,830 miles, which will prove a saving of 248 milea on a transcontinental jour ney over the present Canadian Pacific route. This railway will-prove to be the shoi-t est possible route from the northwest to the seabord. According to the amendment of the charter granted in 1895, it was pro vided that construction be commenced not later than June 29, 1901. Work was ac cordingly commenced on June. 28, 1901, at Roberval, Quebec. ' Sixty miles of the railway has also been located from Rober val westward towards James bay, the southern extremity of Hudson bay. The plans and profiiles are deposited with the Dominion and provincial governments ac cording to the law in that regard. The first division of the railway will pass through the / tory recently acquired by the province of Quebec from the Dominion, tapping an area of 70,000 square miles, richly timbered and well watered. Leaving James bay, the line will proceed due west in almost a direct line north of Lake Winnipeg, through a country possessing a very even climate, where the summers are not nearly so short or the winters so cold as at Winnipeg. It is regarded by residents to be a country well suited for stock raising and dairy farming, and may be found to prove fit for grain. The country is also rich in white and red pine, white and black spruce and white cedar. North of Moose Factory there are large ore bodies of iron and gypsum. Continuing -westward.the line will strike across the great prairie country, through the northeastern section of Saskatche wan, in a direct line through the" Atha basca -"territory, tapping, the Pease river valley and then on towards the Rockies. This territory is considered to possess the qualifications for a great wheat coun try, and while but very .sparsely popu-^ lated, the company hopes to attract a large number of settlers. Crossing the Rockies, the line will pa?s . through an almost perfectly level coun-, ^4^^^d^^i^^^^JiJ^^^Xi^&% MONDAY- EVENING! JANUARY 26, 1903.- #center of hew terri- try to Port Slrapsnu This being the only section of coi^a'try in British Co lumbia which is nq| broken up by high mountains and dee^ ravines, the cost of this section of the sine...will be cheap in comparison with that- of the British Co lumbia section of ^oie Canadian Pacific railroad, the latte^- Hne encountering many engineering -jfifl-iculties. As the Hne will,|ftot touch Winniptg, it is proposed by ^ company to run a line ' of steamers mmn Lake Winnipeg and then construct *$ line to this city, or ir this proves impracticable, an all-rail .line will be constructed from Norway House. ^ INFERBrAL UARS'WO RK Inflammatory Stories Sent Out From Washington for Stock Market Purposes. Hew York Sun Special Service. Chicago, Jan. 26.A Washington spe cial to the Tribune says: Within the last two or three days' 'Sensational stories have been set afloat apparently for stock market purposes, regarding the intense iridignation the administration is sup posed to teel over the action of Germany in the "Venezuelan affair. Reports alleged to "be private and con- HE MAY NOT BE HUNGRY, BUT He Has a Hungry Look. fidential have been sent out from here to Wall street to the effect that President Roosevelt, Secretary Root and Secretary Moody have been concerting together for the purpose of strengthening the army and navy in view of an anticipated war with Germany. There* is no truth In any of- these stor ies. The president is not anxious and his secretaries of war and navy are not pre paring for a conflict with Germany, any more than with Great Britain, or France, or the sultan of Sulu. MITCHELL AND WILSON They Are Elected Miners' President and Secretary-Treasurer. Without Opposition. He - . ^ Indianapolis, Jan. 26.At the United Mine Workers' convention to-day a bill for $10,890.47 was reported by the com mittee on transportation to cover the rail road expenses of the 745 delegates. A delegate from Montana, who drew $86.75 led all of the rest. The report of the tellers on the recent election of national officers by the re cently taken referendum vote was made. John Mitchell had no opposition for pres ident, and W. B. Wilson had no opposi tion for secretary-treasurer. Vice President T. L. Lewis, Ohio, was re-elected over T. D. Nichols, Pennsyl vania. The election for delegates to the Amer ican Federation of Labor resulted in the selection of John Mitchell, .Secretary W. B. Wilson, Vice President T. L Lewis, W. D. Ryan, Iilllnois John Fahe3r,. kill, Pa. T. H. Haskins, Ohio, and John Dempsey, Pennsylvania. The alternates are J. R. Fralley, Ohio Paul Pulaski, Pennsylvania G. W. Pursell, Inriana Chris Evans, Ohio G. W. Savage, Ohio J. H. Kennedy, Indiana D. H. Sullivan, Ohio. THE YANKTON REDS About 1,700 of Them to Get $50 or $60 Each. From The Journal Bureau, Boom 45, Post Build ing, Washington. ' ^^r Washington, Jan. 26.A" delegation of Yankton Indians, which has been here for two weeks, left for home to-day. They have arranged with Commissioner Jones for a consolidation of annuity payments due the tribe, of which there are six, in one payment to be distributed pro rata among the 1,600 or'1,700 members. This wift give each Indian between $50 and $60. The commimssioner will recommend an appropriation by congress. The delega tion also arranged.for the expenditure of a considerable sum of money for the re construction of the issue buildings at the agency and other minor matters of in terest to them. - ^. . W. D. Jermane. IT COMES BACK 0N1B.1ESSLEB His Charge of Bribery Against Lem uel Eli Quigg Acts Like a Boomerang. ,^ " Philip Doblin, His Star Witness, Confesses to Having Told A Sensation Develops at the Meeting of,the Naval Committee This Morning. Washington, Jan. 26.vDuring the course of the Lessler bribery charge investiga tion this morning, Mr. Rogers, appearing as attorney for Philip Doblin, announced to the naval committee of the -house that Mr. Doblin desired to make a statement and added that Doblin had told him that some parts of his testimony were true and some parts untrue. This came as a surprise. After some discussion it was decided to have Mr. Doblin called and let him declare just -what parts of the statement which he. had made on- the stand Saturday were true and what not true. Doblin Confesses His Lie. Before Doblin went on the stand Mr. Rogers asked that such immunity by ac corded him as was within the power of the committee. Mr. Taylor said that only sucli immuni ty as the statute gives could be accorded. ^ : _i: ^ [ Mr. Doblin then proceeded -to tell [ | of his change of heart. He said when |- f he came to Washington to appear be-. | j fore the full committee, that he de- | | cided to make the statement he did. . j | "I now retract," he said, "every | I word in which I said Mr. Quigg ten- \ | dered me any bribe in any way." | $ '- '- ^ "Will you state to the committee in what respect your testimony is not true?" Doblin was asked. "It is in relation to my being called to. Washington and my conversation with Mr. Lessler at' the Hotel Normandie at 8 o'clock or thereabouts.., "The fact is, the statement I made re garding Mr. Quigg are not true. I read the article containing Lessler's charges as it was handed to me, artd I was told by Lessler, 'You have got to stand for this,' and I said, 'O, that cannot be.' Mr. Lessler Is Implicated. - "'Well,' he says, 'then I am,politically- dead.' ^ . : I ".'Well,' I said, 'you carry me with | you.' He said, 'You will be all right j if you Will just appear before this | committee. I will go and see the j speaker and I will fix it up.' He | goes out of the room, comes back and | said he had been to see the speaker | and said 'It will be all right. All you | have got to do is' to go before the | committee and substantiate my | story.' " $ Schuyl - "When I was called to Washington I got this telegram: ^ _ _ : | Take midnight train and come to | | me. Want to see you. Keep this j j confidential. (Signed) Monte, t &- r ^ Mr. RobertsSigned by whoni? Mr. TaylorWho is Monte? " 'Monte* is Congressman eLssler. I have had correspondence signed 'Monte While we were eating breakfast I was reading the article familiarizing myself\a to the statement made, and when we got up stairs ne said, 'Do as you want about it.' " 'Well,' I said, 'I cannot stand for any~ tning like this.* " " 'Oh,' he said, 'yott have go^ to. I'll be back In a minute.' He went out of the room and when he came back he said: 'I will go down and look after the commit- tee.' Just before that he said:- 'You need not have any fear. There is nothing go 4 .1 'Jj,r *5 i \*' i V " 'Wr ***? " "-J *-*- - *'~ '- , Untruths. PARTLY CLOUDY Al ^tr - Ing to happen to you. You appear before this j committee and they are friends o mine and all there will be to it, they will report to the whole committee and there won't be ..anything further to it.' The congressman left the room. I was lying on the sofa.' I took the psiper up again and read it over. In about a half or three quarters of an hour,, 'son,' he said:' 'You come along with me. We will get into the capital all right. Nobody will see you. You will be. able to get up through a, side elevator which is right close to the naval ..committee door and you can get In and. I will see that nobody sees you.' Continuing Doblin said: - "I went into the committee room. The gentlemen were standing about and so:ne one said: 'This is Mr. Doblin,' The others air shook hands w,ith me and I sat down and after a little while I was handed a cigar which I smoked. They made me feel agreeable. I took it for granted tbat it was all right. The first thing I knew one o? the gentlemen of the committee, after a conversation in which I explained my interests in politics in New York state, asked how long I had been in poli tics. Then one of the gentlemen asked: 'Wasn't it Mr. Quigg who said to you that there was $5,000 in it for Lessler and $1,000 for you?' "I said at that time, 'No, sir.' Then all the gentlemen around said: 'Oh. it's all right, you go on,' and then there was a discussion as to how I.stood. I refused to answer at that time at all. The gen tlemen seemed to agree that there was nothing in it. Feeling agreeably at home, I made my statement, according to the way I read it in the paper. I felt that I was in the hands of my friends and it was all right that I would back up Less ler here and it would be a cinch, and that that was all there would be to it that the committee would report that Less ler would be vindicated and I would be vindicated and it would be all right. After I got out of the committee room I went down .to the hotel and asked for Lessler. He was not there. I telephoned to the house, but could not get him and left the city, thinking it was all right." Lessler Struck Dumb. Representative Lessler, after the sub committee took a recess, stated that he had been as niuch surprised as anyone present at Doblin's testimony. "I don't know what to think," said he, "and for the present I have no statement to make." Delancey Nlcol Says the Consequences Are Grave. Washington, Jan. 26.Delancey Nicol, attorney for Mr. Quigg, when interrupted in the cross-examination of Doblin, said: "I consider that the wickedest and foul est plot against the integrity of my client, a former member of the house, has been revealed in this committee to-day, and I want to prove it here. It entails conse quences which every, one of us must see must happen. I want to probe it to the bottom." JUDGE W. R. DAY IS NAMED He Accept! an Appointment as As sociate Justice of the Su preme Court. Canton, Ohio., Jan. 36.Judge :W. R. Day has accepted a tender of appointment as associate justice of the United States : : ,3 JUDGE WILLIAM R.DAY. supreme court. Judge Day said to-day in answer to a query as to his appoint ment: "i received the tender from President Roosevelt Saturday. I mailed my ac ceptance this morning." Judge Day does riot know when the ap pointment will be sent to the senate. K0 MASON.AND DIXON LINE HEBE. New York. Jan. 26.There \rUl be a signi ficant event this evening in the Waldorf Astoria, when the confederate yeteran camp of New York *will hold its thirteenth annual banquet, to which both northerners and southerners have been invited. Charles Francis Adams, a former union soldier, "will respond to the toast "Gen. Robert K. Lee." and Col. Henry Watterson, an old confederate soldier, will respond to the toast "Abraham Lincoln." What is eTen more signi ficant of the spirit of the occasion, the toast "Jefferson Davfe" will be responded to in this cltx by a northern city official, WUHam Hep burn Russell, commissioner of accounts. ^14 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. May Arrest' Doblin. The house naval affairs committee is now in executive- session. It was stated that the question of placing Doblin under arrest upon a charge of perjury is being considered. THE PLOT AGAINST QUIGG CLEARWAY FOR TELLER Colorado Republican Senators Con- ^ ^ce^eThat It la Vseljesjsi \ Denver^J&h^. 26. The regularity of the election of United States teller, Saturday, at a joint sesison of the democratic mem bers of the twohouies of the general as sembly is practically conceded by the re .publiean senators, who' to-day abandoned the separate* organization which they maintained all last week and returned to the senate chamber, where the democratic majority has been in continuous session since last Monday. Lieutenant Governor Haggott shook hands with the democratic president pro tem, Senator Adams, who had presided during his absence last week, and re sumed the. chair. The senate then ad journed until: Thursday afternoon. The" republican officers of the house of representatives to-day recognized the democratic senate as the regular organ ization by receiving from its secretary the emergency appropriation bill passed last week. A motion was made by Representa tive Frewen, a Wolcott member, to recon sider the adverse action on the report for the expulsion of all the Arapahoe demo cratic members, but it was defeated 37 to 24. The house then adjourned until to morrow. Governor Peabody said to-day that he knew no reason why he should not sign a certificate of Senator Teller's election, but he would wait for a "judicial opin ion" on the matter, . for which he had asked. S i * !LY -*s* COLDER TO-NIGHT AND TUESDAY* CREDENTIALS OF / JOMASHERRM Senator Morgan Fears He Has No Authority to Sign a Canal Treaty. No Election Has Been Held in Co lombia Since 1898Govern- . ment Doubtful. Mr. Quay in Behalf of the Statehood Bill Blocks Senate Proceedings. Washington. Jan. 26.Senator Morgan* chairman of the inter-oceanic canal com. niittee. to-day offered a resolution ques tioning the credentials of Thomas Her rari, charge d'affairs of Colombia, who re cently signed with Secretary Hay the isthmian canal treaty. " Mr. Aldrich immediately made the point that the subject must be considered "into - executive session and the senate went in to executive session on the motion of Mr, Hale. The point Mr. Morgan made was that the validity of the government which ac credited Herran to the United States was doubtful and that it should be inquired, into by the United States. As soon as the doors were closed Mr. Morgan discussed the subject at some length. He said there had not been an election in Colombia since 1898 and that it was questionable whether the present acting government had authority to send a representative to the/United States. Senator Morgan's resolution was finally referred to the committee on foreign re lations. QUAY'S RULE CONTINUES He Blocks the Proceedings, to the Disgust of Mr. Hale. Washington, Jan. 26.Soon after the senate met to-day Mr. Piatt (N. Y.) pre sented a report from the committee on printing and asked for its - consideration. To this Mr. Quay (Pa.) objected. Mr. Hale (Maine) said the objection was extraordinary and that things had come to a pretty pass if privileged re ports from the committee on printing could not be considered. He said that Mr. Quay had confiscated the time of the senate from 2 o'clock and he now sought to confiscate the time of the morning hour in the interest of the statehood bill. He hoped Mr. Piatt would move to take up the printing resolution. Mr. Quay replied that there had been a "great deal, of snarling and sneering on the floor of the, senate," about his action. He was simply' carrying out will of a majority of the senate. Those who were making complaints could re lieve all pressure by allowing a vote on the bill. He. said he was "tired' of,"being lectured and hectored by the senator from Maine." . .'..'-'.' .v .'.1..'". Mr. Hale if he though'frtheMajority: of. the senate was with him in" objecting to a proposi jtion such..:ja% printing,, matters for the LujL^J.* convenience or* the seriate. He again' * li urged. thftB^Mja Piatt jnotfe to consider the re'somtion. - '- Mr. Cockrell then made the-point that under- the "rules: a single -. objection car ried the resolution over and he was sus tained by President Pro Tem Frye. The credentials of Mr. Alger, recently elected from Michigan, were presented by Mr. Burrows and. the oath of office was administered to him. Said "Mr. Quay was mistaken THE 1NDIANOLA. MATTER The House Wants to See All the Papers. Washington, Jan. 26.In the house to day Mr. Loud (Cal.), presented as a priv ileged report a resolution from the post office committee which calls upon the postmaster general to transmit to the house, if not incompatible with the publio interests, all correspondence and all doc uments in his possession concerning the recent resignation of the postmaster at Indianola, Mssi . - Mr. Williams (Miss.), asked Mr. Loud to permit him to offer an amendment to include the president as well as the post master general, in order that light might be fully shed upon the matter. Mr. Loud declined to yield, saying that the report of the committee was unani mous. Mr. Swanson (Va.) a minority member of the postoffice committee,. said his un derstanding was that the resolution would procure all the correspondence except a single personal letter to the president, which it would not be compatible with the public interests to publish and that he had therefore agreed to the resolution. The resolution was adopted. ELKINS "ANTI -TRUST" Bl LL Senate Commerce Committee Unanimous ly Agrees to Report It Washington, Jan. 26.The senate com mittee on . interstate commerce to-day unanimously agreed to report the Elkins anti-trust bill with some- amendments that a subcommittee is perfecting.. ^ The Philippine Money. Washington, Jan. 26.The senate com mittee on Philippines to-day decided to substitute the committee currency bill for the house bill.and report it to the senate. The senate bill, is the same as that reported from the house committee on insular affairs and defeated in the house last week. MBS. PEAVETS HOUSE ROBBED Sealskin Coat and Jewels, All Worth $925, Taken from a Sioux City House.. Special to Th Journal. " * Sioux City, Iowa, Jan. 26.A "porch climber entered the second floor of the home of Mrs. Mary Peavey, mother of the late Frank H. Peavey of Minneapolis, at 8 o'clock last evening. Mrs. Peavey was away while the burglar was in the house, but later in the evening discovered the loss of a sealskin coat and jewels worth in all $925. SOKE POOR SHOOTING Six Shots Fired at Cedar Falls and No One Hit. Special to The Journal. Cedar Falls, Iowa, Jan 26.Joe Myers, a barber, attempted to kill Marshal Wil liams on. Main street last night at mid night. Six shots were fired, and several citizens had narrow escapes. None ot the shots took effect. Myers was intoxi cated. - " -' " XKE COLLEGES OF NEW TORK. Albany, N.' V.. Jan.' 26.The 116th annual report of the regents of the nnlrersity of the state of New York shows that during 1902 Insti tutions of higher education Including professional* technical and other special schools reported 34#- 384 students, and a total net property of $83,931,* 573. r.vf '--'--: - 1 -}' : the : ~ !H J ^ 1 - * a 'i 'iRaasriif