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WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1902-TWENTY PAGES
No Vote Beached Yet 011
MAYBE DECIDED TODAY
OFFICIALS OF THE UNION WILL
Impression That President Mitchell
Can Control the Action of
HAZI,ETON. Pa May 15?The conven
tion of anthracite mine workers, called to
decide the matter of making permanent the
present suspension of work In the hard
coal fi< Id. resumed its session in the Opera
House this morning at 9 o'clock. The ques
tion was not reached at yesterday's session,
owing to the inability of the credentials
committee to complete its work. The com
mittee made its final report this morning,
and affr a few unimportant matters had
been disposed of the question of the hour
Was introduced by President Mitchell. This
was in the form of an exhaustive report of
bis negotiations with the Civic Federation
anil the presidents of the coal companies.
The same impenetrable veil of secrecy
?urrounds the proceedings of the conven
tion today, and no forecast of the result
.ran be made with any degree of accuracy.
The h? lief born with the interview with
President Mitchell yesterday that he has a
definite plan that will help the miners til
th<ir light is stronger than ever today, and
many of the delegates hope that the na
tional president will be able to lead them
out of the difficulty. The strike sentiment
is still strong, but it cannot be said that it
Is as great as it was yesterday. Those who
advocate a permanent suspension if no con
Cessions are granted by the operators ar ?
continuing their campaign of trying to win
votes for a strike. One of them said today:
"We must work out our own salvation. It
Is strike now or never. We have delayed it
long enough, and we cannot now turn
President Fahy a Peace Advocate.
It was reported this morning that l'resi
d< nt Fahy of District No. !?. who was said
to be against a strike, has finally decided
t) stop pleading for peace and let the
miners do a# they please. President Fahy's
position, it Is said, has mot with consider
able opposition in his district.
President Mitchell reiterated today that
he would advise the miners what course to
pursue when the proper time comes. He
declined to indicate whether this advice
would be in the nature of a w? 11 laid plan,
saying that lie would not like to give his
ideas to the newspapers in advance of their
presentation to the convention. Many opin
i ns can be had regarding the nature of
Mr Mitchell s course. The leaders are not
talking, bu! the delegates, who have not
yet been taken into ihe confidence of the
n. ne workers, are profuse in opinions.
They are, h >wever. so varying that it is
useless to repeat them. There is n<i doubt
th.it there will b* many propositions intro
dt: m! by deli suites for consideration, and it
i< possible that the debate >n them may
'"Hinue until tomorrow. There is a rumor
a!.oat tha: President Mitchell is trying to
delay action in the hope that something
may come from the other side. This Mr.
Mitchell denies, ar.il he says that all nego
tiations with the mine owners are off He
tv pes that the convention will come to a
final decision today.
Recess at Noon.
The convention ''? -k a recess at 12 oM ck
until 1:30 this afternoon. No informat on
was dven out relative to the action of this
John r. HadilocV president of the Ply
mouth Coal i 'orvti iny. which operates two
Independent lotteries and employs l.KH)
men. had a talk with President Mitchell at
n >on tinlay. Neithtr gentleman would say
anything regarding the conference. Mr.
Haddock came here, it is said, for the pur
pose of asking the mine workers not to
withdraw '.he engineers, firemen and putnp
runners from tho company's collieries, as
th? Arm does m want any disaster in its
m:nes during tjle present suspension of
? >rk. Mr. Hadd >tk. it is understood, is
disposed to Krar.i some of the demands of
th* mi::, but his company's ham!*: are tied
1? cause in?#ependent operators cannot do
anything without the sanction of the coal
carrying roads. Mr. Haddock advocates a
Speakers Favor a Strike.
The delegates reassembled at 1 :.'*?> p.m.
'I i.e speeches up to '2:'.V> o'clock art sai<l to
strongly in favor of a strike. None of
the national officers of the organization
lias atl<lr?s.- the convention. Gossip coming
from th* hall points strongly to a strike.
TO SUCCEED MGR. CORRIGAN.
High Authority at the Vatican Says It
Will Be McDonnell.
HOME. May 1.Y-There are persistent re
pi rts at the Vat'can that Bishop Charles
McDonnell of Brooklyn. N Y . is likely to
be the successor of the lite Archbishop
?' rrigan of the"archdiocese of New York.
Nothing, however, has been decided pending
the receipt of the names of the three candi
date* whom the clergy of the archdiocese
? .11 sehct. and from which the archbishop
w 11 be chosen.
A high authority at the Vatican said to a
correspondent of the Associated Press that
It seem?d as though Hishop McDonnell
could have the appointment for the asking
STRIKE AT STOCKHOLM.
Political Move in Favor of the Suffrage
ST< k-K Hi iI.M Swedeo, May la?The gen
era strike decreed by the social demo
cratic party in support of tile suffrage bill,
the debate on which begins in parliament
today, was carried out as arranged and
the tie-up of business has been practically
compete since this morning Traffic gi n
? rally is suxpemlid The strut cars, cabs
vans, carts and st?am?rs are not running.
And no work is going on 'r^any >f the f.ic
tories or shops The printers have also
Joined the >trike. which will last throughout
the parliamentary debate.
PAID FOR KEEPING SOBER.
Laborer in Ohio Steel Works Receives
CHICAGO. May 13.?President Charles M.
Schwab of the I'nited States Steel Corpora
tion has gKen Alfred Hobson. a laborer in
the steel works at Mingo Junction, Ohio,
?!<IU. says a special to the Tribune.
Last year, while on an Inspection tour.
Schwab saw Hobson under the Influence
of liouor. He had Hobson promise he
would not drink intoxicating liquor for one
year. If he kept his promise he would be
rewarded with $lo?>. Hobson earned the re
ward and wa? surprised with double the
PJSSED BY THE SEMITE:
Action on Union Railway
VOTE WAS 45 TO 24
A NUMBER OF AMENDMENTS DE
Mr. Clark's Motion to Recommit Lost
by 43 to 23?Apparently a
The union railway station bill came up In
the Senate today Immediately after the
conclusion of the routine morning business.
The unanimous agreement by which the
b: 11 was taken up today provided for a vote
on the bill and amendments and excluded
any debate on it.
The first motion was made by Mr. Clark
of Montana, for the recommitment of the
bill to the committee on the District of Co
lumbia for its further consideration and
report. This motion was defeated by a
vote of 4:t to 2t. In recording his vote Mr.
Spooner of Wisconsin remarked In connec
tion with his announcement of his pair
that the question seemed to be a party
q'ifstlon. Only democrats voted for tne
morion, though several democrats voted
Mr. Bacon of Georgia then moved to strike
out all that part of the bill providing for
the payment of damages, which was de
feated by a vote of 4:5 to t".
Mr. Mallorv of Florida then moved to
strike out that portion of the paragraph? ii>
.relation to damages which provides that
in determining the damages the jury shall
take into consideration any benefits that
may have accrued by reason of the loca
tion of the station in proximity to the
property alleged to have been damaged.
This amendment also was lost by a vote
of 4fS to 14.
Proportionate Share of Cost.
The next amendment offered was by Mr.
Hansbrough. as follow*s: "Provided. That
the payments by the I'nited States govern
ment and the District of Columbia to the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad for the elim
ination of grade crossings shall not ex
ceed 4o per cent of the total cost of such
work, such cost to be ascertained by the
Secretary of War, who shall report to Con
gress in detail."
Mr. Hansbrough's motion was lost by a
vote of 48 to 14.
Mr. Hansbrough also moved an amend
ment to that part of the bill relating to the
removal of tracks from the mall, making H
applv also to the removal of tracks from a
portion of Garfield Park, which was de
Hansbrough Proposition Beaten.
Mr. Hansbrough's proposition for the
District government to build the station
was defeated by 51 to 4. only S.-nators
Hansbrough. Hertfeld, Patterson and Tur
ner voting for it.
The Bill Passed.
The final vote on the bill was then taken,
every amendment having been voted down.
It was passed by a vote of 4."> to 24. As the
bill was to be voted on Mr. Fry^, In the
chair, stated that all committee amend
ments had previously beei adopted. One of
these amendments embodied Mr. Patter
son's plan of providing that other roads be
allowed to use the union station by paying
a pro rata share in the expense involved in
such use. The amendment follows:
Entrance to the Station.
Sec. 13. That any railroad company now
cr hereafter lawfully existing and author
ized to extend a line of railroad, and hav
ing in fact extended such line, or secured
the right by agreement to operate over the
lines of any other then-existing railroad, to
a point of connection with the tracks of
said terminal company, shall have the right
to the joint use of said station and terminal
upon terms substantially as favorable as
thuse which may then be accorded to any
other railroad company using the said sta
tion and terminal; and if the parties be un
able to agree upon such terms, then the
same shall be prescribed By the Supreme
Court of the District of Columbia.
See. 14. That Congress reserves the right
to alter, amend or repeal this act.
The Vote on the Bill.
The vote 0:1 the final passage of the bill
in detail follows:
Yeas? Aldrich, Allison, Bard. Beveridge,
Burnham, Burrows, Burton, Clapp, Clark
of Wyoming, Cockreli, Cullom, Deboe. De
pew. Dietrich, Dillingham. Dolllver, Elkins,
Foraker, Frye, Gailinger, Gamble, Hale,
Hanna. Hoar, Jones of Nevada, Kearn,
Kittredge. Lodge. Martin. Mason, Millard.
Mitchell, Nelson, Penrose, Perkins. Piatt
of Connecticut. Piatt of New York. Proctor,
Quarles. Scott. Simon, Spooner, Stewart.
Warren and Wetmore?
Nays?Bacon, Bailey, Bate, Berry. Car
mack. Clark of Montana, Clay. Culberson,
Daniel. Dubois. Hansbrough, Harris, Helt
feld. McBaurin of Mississippi, Mallory,
Patterson. Pettus. Kawlins. Simmons. Tal
iaferro, Teller, Tillman, Turner and Vest?
COST OF EGG ROLLING.
Damage to the White House Grounds
Colonel Bingham, the engineer officer In
charge of public buildings and. grounds, re
ports to General Gillespie, chief of engi
neers, that considerable damage was done
to the- grounds south of the Executive Man
sion by the crowds which assembled there
on the eiccasion of the egg rolling pastimes
Easter. Monday last. It cost the govern
ment J224.75 to clean up the grounds anel
repair the lawns. More than half of this
? xp< nsc was for labor.
Memorial Stones in Washington Monu
Since the Washington monument was
opened to the public October t), 1888, 2.062,
<i<jo persons have visited the top of the
shaft. During April 10,381 visitors went
to the top, of which number 10.0t>5 used the
elevator, and the remainder walked up.
Colonel Bingham, the officer in charge of
public buildings and grounds, who re
ported the abt>ve stated facts to the War
Department, says that in spite of the ef
forts to protect the monument from vandal
ism. two of the large memorial stones on
the interior were defaceil a few days ago
by the removel of the letters of inscription
by two persons who got away before their
act was discovered.
Lord Pauncefote'a Condition.
There is no marked change In the condi
tion of Ixjrd Pauncefote, the British am
bassador. It is clear that he will not be
in ce>ndltlon to sail for Englatul on the 21st
of this month, as was contemplated, and
the passages taken for that date have been
AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Why Chapman's Application
TO KING EDWARD
< TELEGRAM OF SYMPATHY FOB ST.
West Virginia Senators Pushing Ex
Gov. Atkinson for Court of
The President has denied the application
for a commutation of the sentence of Elijah
H. Chapman, who is to be hanged at the
District jail Friday, May li-'t. Chapman was
convicted of murdering Ida Simms in this
city January 1, 190J. He was tried in April,
found guilty and sentenced to be hanged.
He killed the woman by stabbing her in
the heart with a knife. There was no ques
tion of the facts in the case, the only de
fense attempted being insanity and intoxi
cation, which entirely failed. The district
attorney and judge reported against the ap
plication, and the Attorney General con
curred with them. JI is report is as follows:
"1 have examined the record in this case
with great care, and find nothing to justify
me in advising you to interfere with the ex
ecution of the judgment of the court.
"Petitioner's trial was fair and his de
fense of insanity unsupported by any evi
dence sufficient to raise a reasonable doubt
of his entire responsibility. I concur with
the trial judge and prosecuting attorney in
recommending a denial of the petition."
A Telegram to King Edward.
By direction of the* President the follow
ing telegram was sent to King Edward of
"May 12, 1902.
"Express to British government the sym
pathy of the President and the people of
this country in the affliction which has be
fallin St. Vincent, and our desire to share
in the work of aid and rescue.
(Signed) 0 "HAV"
No response to the telegram had been re
ceived at the White House or State Depart
ment at the time the message was given
Still Urging Atkinson.
Senators Scott and Elkins of West Vir
ginia saw the President today to again put
before him some facts in favor of ex-Uov.
Atkinson of West Virginia for the vacant
position on the bench of the Court of
Claims. The West Virginia senators are
most earnest in their efforts for Mr. Atkin
son, and the President did not say any
thing to them this morning to indicate that
he had decided upon anybody else. The
two senators are most hopeful that their
advocacy of Mr. Atkinson will bear fruit.
Their candidate has been from the tirat out
of the strongest in the field. Another man
who stands well in the race is Charles J'-.
Magoon, the law officer Of the insular di
vision of the War Department.
A Postmaster in Trouble.
President Roosevelt is investigating,
through the Post Office Department,
charges against Jason Mullen, .the post
master at Charlotte, X. C* Mullen is an
efficient man, but has been charged with
dissipation. Some of the charges were made
at the time of the expiration of Postmaster
Mullen's term, but there was a demand
from prominent business men for Mullen k
retention, with promises that no ground for
further ch g< s would be given by the post
master. . Mullen was thereupon renomi
nated. irges were then preferred in the
Senate r 1 the confirmation of the
nom; .i< i has been held up. Senator Sim
mons of North Carolina called on the Presi
dent this morning in relation to the case.
There is some talk of withdrawing the
nomination, but the President wi!l probably
not do this. The President, however, will
not reappoint any official whose confirma
tion is pending at the adjottrnment of Con
Wants to Be a Consul General.
Oen. M. C. Butler of South Carolina to
day presented to the President the applica
tion of T. Stobo Farrow of South Carolina
for consul general to Havana. Mr. Farrow
was second auditor of the treasury under
President Cleveland's last administration
and Is well known in Washington. The po
sition he has applied for has been offered to
and accepted by General Bragg of Wis
The President has decided to nominate
George Randolph for another term as
I'nited States Attorney of the western dis
trict of Tennessee.
Among the President's callers to make
presentation of constituents and friends
were Senators Bard. Clark. Gibson. Spoon
er. Representatives Metcalf, Corliss and
Mr. Bowers, the fish commissioner, talked
with the President about fisheries in Alas
Decision as to Port Chalmette.
The President has decided that he cannot
interfere with the cattle shipments at Port
Chalmette, Ea., as, from the facts devel
oped by Col. Crowder, the parties are clear
ly within their rights and can sell American
cattle and supplies where they will with
out violating the laws of neutrality.
As the executive has come to this conclu
sion, and as it is the only branch of the
government clothed by the Constitution
with the power to pass upon the applica
tion of the laws of neutrality, as express
ly affirmed very recently by the Louisiana
cr urts, it Is not believed here that the
state authorities will seek to make an issue
with the federal courts by undertaking to
do what the President himself has not seen
fit to do. It Is presumed that in due course
the executive decision will be communicated
to the governor of Louisiana, who first
brought the Port Chalmette operations to
the attention of the national government.
Departure of President's Family.
The Journey of the President's family
from the White House to their summer
home at Oyster Bay will be made by sea
aboard the Dolphin. Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss
Alice Roosevelt, the children and nurses
will leave Washington Monday, June it.
Should his official duties permit the Presi
dent may also make the cruise to New
Many Postmasters Nominated.
The President today sent the following
nominations to the Senate: George Ran
dolph, United States attorney western dis
trict of Tennessee.
Postmasters?Maine?Winthrey? C. Fogg,
Maryland?Henry C. Connaway, Berlin;
Charles W. Farrow, Snow Hill.
Virginia?Holt F. Butt. jr.. Portsmouth.
New York?John G. Wallenmeier, jj.,
Pennsylvania?John S. Buchanan, Am
bler; John Greln, Homestead.
Vermont?George T. Chtlds, St. Albans.
Ohie>?Conrey M. Ingraan, Marysviile; Al
len Graham, jr., Ottawa.
Kentucky?James A. Tomlinson, Harros
Michigan?Loomis K. Bishop, Grand Rap
Alabama?Newton L. Wilson, Blocton.
Arizona?Thomas E. Catopbdl, Jerome.
California?John W. Magee, Chlco; Lil
lian W. Thomas, SusaJlto.
Colorado?John W. Wilson, Del Norte.
Iowa?Willis H. Letts, Columbus Junction.
Illinois?Zachary Taylor, Colfax; James
H. Lincoln, Franklin Grove; Holly C.
Clark, Mount Morris; George W. Discus,
Kansas?Richard Waring, Abilene; Win.
If. Mackey, Jr., Junction City; Swing Her
bert, Hiawatha; Robert A. Marks, Oberlln.
Minnesota?Wm. W. Robear, Pipestone.
M isaouri?Charles A. Crow. Caru there v'.lle.
Nebraska?Howard C; MJHer, Grand Is
land; John R. Hays, Norfolk.
North Carolina?Christopher T. Bailey,
Texas?R. H. Armstrong, Kaufman.
South Dakota?John Belt Spearfish.
itfisconsln?Efcra MT^Itogws, Hartford.
OITI GIVES FREELY
SUBSTANTIAL SYMPATHY FOB
WEST INDIAN SUFFERERS.
Fund Already Exceeds $1,300?No
Canvass to Be Made by
In a little more than a day Blnce the an
nouncement of President Roosevelt's appeal
for voluntary subscriptions the citizens of
the American capital have contributed over
$1,300 to the relief of the victims of the
West Indian volcanic eruptions. These re
sponses, which thus aggregate more than
$l,0lX). represent only about forty subscrib
ers, which is taken as-indicating tha' those
who have been properly Impressed liy the
horror of the catastrophfe In Martinique and
St. Vincent will give liberally, and that
many other contributions, equally large,
ma; be expected from this time cnvird.
V.,. Charles C. Glover, president c Riggs
Hank, who was named by the President to
receive any contributions which might be
made in Washington, signified to the Pres
ident yesterday his acceptance of the post,
and has since been much occupied in con
sidering how to further the collections. He
has determined not to attempt any detailed
canvass of the city through' committees or
otherwise, but to depend on the wide sym
pathy awakened among the people of Wash
ington by the mere recital of the conditions
now existing in the two Islands.
M.rnv banks, several owrporatlons and
numerous individuals are <?id to have In
dicated their purpose to contribute without
any solicitation, and it Is believed that this
number will grow without any agitation by
canvassers until it comprehends practical
ly all the potential subscribers who might
be reached by any other methdd.
All Have Opportunity.
Soon after the first authentic Information
as to the catacllsm In Martinique reached
Washington the Presides! Is said to have
determined that not onijr ^hanld the gov
ernment contribute to the relief of the suf
ferers in St. Pierre, but Jhgt the people of
the nation shi>ul<L?be given every oppor
tunity of doing so as well. Jt Is not under
stood among Lhose named by him to re
ceive these contributions from ?itlzens that
the President Infeaded these offerings
should be evoked by any except the
widespread sympathy * excited among the
people of the I'nited States-trr the thought
of the suffering which-tlrwatted in an is
land near the American sea coast. It Is
accepted, therefore, that thapurpose of Mr.
Glover not to solicit ifubsctlptlons by any
other method Is in full accord with the
President's original purpose.
Should the situation In Martinique grow
suddenly worse, however, or the city fail
to respond to the actual present needs of
the two Islands affected, there Is every rea
son to expect that as thorough and earnest
a canvass as the city has spch In recent
years will be undertaken without delay.
Meanwhile the fund of subscriptions from
Washlngtonians is expected to grow to a
total fully representative of the means and
sympathies of the city.
Sympathy at French Embassy.
Much interest is excited by the single
contribution received yesterday from the
French embassy. The total of the fund
collected in that one building was $535, of
which tha ambassador himself gave 5250.
Every person connected with the embassy
gave something, and several are said to
have been so moved as to have contributed
far beyond their means. Today's list In
cludes four anonymous offerings, repre
senting a total of $22. As one of these con
sisted of a $2 bill it is hoped that many
other persons unable to-jrive more will be
encouraged to send similar offerings or less.
List of Contributions.
1,1st of contributions to the fund for the
relief of the sufferers of Martinique and St.
Vincent, received May 14, by Charles C.
Clover, president of the JMggs National
Bank: Riggs National Bank, WOO; H. W.
Stokes, $5.50: Mrs. Lloyd Dorsey, $5; Freak.
Pilling. $25: P. C. Knox; $100; Dr. Thos. M.
Chatard. $20; Jules Carobon, $250; Mr.
Pierre de Margerie, $23: Capt. P. Vlgnal,
$25: Lieut. Commander de Faramond. ?2i>;
Mr. Louis Hermite, $25; Mir. Victor Algue
parse, $2T>; Mr. Jules Bpeufve, $25; Mr. Ue
Saint-Phalle, $10; Mme. AtB^TIe Pete, $100;
Edmund Becker, $10; Alexander Martin
(Buffalo, N. Y.). $l?i; Marcella Abdel Kader,
$5; a friend. $2: Chas. B. Gray. $100; Com
mander W. H. Shock, $t>; Commissioner H.
B. F. Macfarland, $10; Senator W. A. Clark,_
$1<i0; General Thomas H. Looker, $5; E. B.
Stocking, $5; Captain Z. L. Tanner, $5;
Judge C. C. Vole, $10; Miss Grace Denlo
Litchfield, $25; Admiral James A. Greer, $10;
O. H. Tlttman, $5; a friend, $5; a friend,
$10; Mrs. Sarah A. Wl)Htemore, $25; W. R.
Speare, $10; R. T. Brauford, $1; George L.
Bradley, $25; "Boston," $5; Carl Hermann
Braatz, $1: William D. Wlndom. $5; Cash,
$2; Thomas F. Richardson, $20; John W.
Gaines of Tennessee, $US. Total, $1,300.50.
BOARD OF TRADE MEMBERS
Indignant at Circulation of Report Be
fore It Had BSgn Acted On.
A number of members" or tile Board of
Trade of this city weta at* the Capitol to
day and expressed cehsldfrdfcle Indigna
tion over the fact that a. report of the rail
way committee of the Board of Trade in
relation to the union railroad station bill,
which was passed by the Senate today, has
been freely circulated at the Capitol be
fore it had been acted ?ojwn -sr even sub
mitted to the Board of Trade. At the next
meeting of the Board of *Ma<fe it Is under
stood that this question of the regularity
of the proceeding wlH feceAre attention.
The report of the railway* ctjeimlttee was
used to advance the plai* fer the municipal
ownership of the propo*?4 ibiion station,
which in the Senate' todfey fecelvcd four
votes against fifty-one hr Sp^osition.
Renovation of WiHie House.
Mr. C. S. Kaiser, representing Mr. Mc
Klm, the architect, of New York, has ar
rived In the city In order to make some
preliminary arrangements for the work of
renovating the White House during the
coming summer. This matter has not been
finally decided upon by Congress, but the
approval of the arrangement is regarded as
so general that no ^oubt' Is expressed by
any one in relation to' .the contemplated Im
The House District Committee.
No business fras transacted by the House
committee on the District^jf Columbia this
morning, as no quorum wag present.
Chairman Babcoci. returned to Atlantic
City yesterday afteraoon, and will remain
there for ten days or tv#o weeks.
Denies Statements of Mr.
ARRAIGNS SUGAR TRUST
DECLARES IT XS BEHIND RECI
Closely Questioned Regarding Rivalry
With the Beet Sugar
Hcywood S. Leavitt of Nebraska contin
ued his testimony before the Senate com
mittee on relations with Cuba today. He
said that if the sugar refiners were not to
get the additional advantage of a conces
sion to Cuba. It would simply mean that
they were willing to make the planter a
present of it.
He challenged Mr. Havemeyer to pro
duce the blank form of contract said to
have been entered Into with the beet sugar
brokers in the Missouri valley by the beet
sugar manufacturers, agreeing to supply
beet sugar at JO cents per hundred less
than the trust asked, provided they would
not handle cane sugar, or to furnish the
names of such brokers. The cut in the
price of sugar, he said, made by the trust
In the Missouri valley was made for no
other purpose than to ruin the beet sugar
factories and establish a price for sugar
which would cripple the borrowing power
of the beet sugar companies.
Mr. Leavitt said the sugar trust In hold
ing out to the public the hope and promise
of cheaper sugar coming from Cuba was
a direct fraud on the people of the Cnited
States. He cited the testimony of Mr
Havemeyer that the consume!' would get
no benefit while a publication Issued by the
sugar trust hi id out the hope referred to.
The only remedy for the beet sugar men,
he said, was for them to ship sugars to
Chicago or New York or some other large
market at a great disadvantage in freight
He charged that the sugar trust was un
deniably connected with the attempt to
secure the reciprocity legislation, although
it claimed to have no interest in it and
would derive no benefit from it.
Answering Senator Piatt as to why he
objected to the trust interesting itself In
this legislation when the beet sugar men
were doing the same thing, the witness
said that the trust knew that the reduction
designed for the Cuban planter would be
for its own benefit.
Questioned Regarding Rivalry.
Senator Piatt closely questioned the wit
ness regarding the rivalry existing between
the two concerns and the efforts made by
the beet sugar people to secure the cus
tomers of the sugar trust, the witness re
plying that it was merely a question ol
whether these customers wanted to buy
beet sugar or cane sugar. He denied that
the beet sugar people offered a reduction ot
lO cents a hundred to the customers ot the
trust If they would buy beet sugar, but
admitted that they made an effort, as com
petitors, to get the business.
Answering further questions the witness
said that Francis B. Thurber of New York,
who had given testimony on this subject,
was a paid employe of the trust, although
he had denied that such was the case, stat
ing his only employment to be as president
of the Cuited States Kxport Association.
"I know that Thurber was employed by the
War Department," said the witness, "to
gather statistics on this subject, but was
discharged by reason of his bias in favor
of the sugar trust."
Senator Piatt asked if it was not a fact
that he entertained the opinion that the
policy of the government with respect to
Cuba turned on the controversy between
the trust and beet sugar men.
The witness replied that there was only
one way. In view of existing market condi
tions in America, and England and all the
world, of helping the Cuban planter, and
that was by putting money in his pocket
be'fore he goes to America with his sug~ar.
But that if it be made a condition of his
receiving an advantage that he shall sell
his sugar to the American refiners he will
never reap the advantage.
The Cuban Company's Holdings.
The witness then was excused, and Sen
ator Piatt laid before the committee a com
munication which he has received from Sir
Wm. C. Van Home, president of the Cuban
company, in reply to a letter written by
the senator. His company, the writer
stated, have acquired about 15ti,?H*J acres
of land in the provinces of Santa Clara.
Puerto Principe and 8antlaago, chiefly in
the latter, not for speculation, but in fur
therance of the company's plans for the
development of the country along its lines
of railway. Their Idea was to divide this
land up Into small bodies, making them
available for Individuals of small means,
and to establish at different points sugar
mills for handling their cane.
The committee adjourned until tomorrow.
REVOLT IN VENEZUELA.
People of Carapano Fight Government
LONDON. May 15.?The Dutch steamer,
Prlns Frederik Hendrlk, arrived today from
ports in Venezuela and the Islands of West
At Carapano, Venezuela, the people were
in a state of defense, having fought a battle
with the government forces a few days be
fore. The town was barricaded and every
man carried a gun. Captain Vander Goot
of the steamer contradicted the report that
the city had been bombarded. He said It
had fallen after J.400 men had gone out
to meet the enemy and only 350 returned. It
could not be learned if they had been killed,
wounded or capturwl, or had merely run
away. At Cumana tne captain went ashore,
but could find no officials to do business
with, and consequently was unable to dis
charge his cargo for that place. The in
habitants were also under arms and busi
ness appeared to be Kuspended.
MORMON OUT FOR SENATOR.
Reed Smoot Wants to Succeed Senator
PROVO. Utah. May 15.?At a reception
tendered United States Senator Kearns by
the Ladies' Republican Club, Reed Smoot.
an apostle of the Mormon Church, has an
nounced his candidacy for the United States
Senate, to succeed Senator Rawlins. Mr.
Smoot said, in part: "There are some w^io
have criticized the suggestion of an apostle
accepting the honor should It be tendered,
but I desire to state that I was a republi
can before I was an .apostle."
?Circus Train Wrecked.
HARRISBURG. Pa.. May 15.?The Fore
paugh and Sells Brothers circus train, on
Its way from Lewlstown to York, was
wrecked during last night at Marysville,
?even miles west of this city and a number
of employes were hurt. Six were brought
to the Harrlsburg hospital, and r>ne man
died on the way to that institution this
NAD AMPLE WARNING
Residents of St. Pierre Were
THOUGHT TROUBLE OVER
FRIEND OF M. DE BLOW1TZ DE
He Says the Volcano Began to Smoke
Thiee Weeks Before the
LONDON. May 1Y-The correspondent of
the London Times at Paris. M. de Blowitz.
supplies his paper this morning with an ac
count of the St. Pkrre disaster, telegraph
ed to hi: by a friend from Fort de France,
Martinique, under date of yesterday, by
way of the Island of Malta. It says:
"For three weeks Mont Peiee had been
vomiting clouds of sniok*-, but the snijke
seemed produced so normally that It was
permissible for even those who were in
clined to look on the <1 irk side not to dread
a catastrophe. At Fort de France, where
the agitation of Mom P- lei attracted, as it
went on. much attention, any anxiety
which existed graduallj dit d down, when.
May 5, a violent eruption of mud. the hot
ashes having been mingled with water in
the crater, overwhelm* d Guerln's works,
killing twenty-three persons, and the river
in the north of the island, now swollen by
a muddy torrent, noisily overflowed.
"On May x, while there were still deliber
ations going on at Fort de France and St.
Pierre where the night had been passed in
anguish and ignorance as to whi ther the
eruption of mud was the precursor of or
the end of the disaster. St. Pierre was,
within ten minutes, annihilated."
After City Was Demolished.
Describing St. Pierre after it had been de
molished the correspondent says:
"A portion of the upper town was razed
by a cloud of fire, which lncreas<d as it ad
vanced and crumbled everything in its
course. In the lower town near the harbor
a few walls bearing traces of tire remained
standing. To the stupefaction of those fa
miliar with the spot the town clock re
mained intact, as If to show the precise mo
ment of the disaster, marking 7:od; and this
sinister indication deeply affected all who
saw it. On the other hand the telegraph
office and its contents were burned. Some
fragmtnts of the apparatus were thrown a
hundred yards. Bodies, whose attitudes
were perceptible, were lying prostrate, with
the bowels protruding as thojgh forced out
by the tension of the h< at and with the
backs partially carbonized.
"It is a melancholy and almost humiliat
ing thing that the site uf St. Pierre has to
be guarded by the military, for numerous
pirates from the neighboring islands were
preparing to come and lay bands on any
thing of value."
THE SHIPPING BILL.
Hearing by the House Committee on
A hearing of the ship subsidy bill was
held this morning by the House committee
on merchant marine and fisheries. Andrew
Wheeler, a Philadelphia business man. and
Alexander R. Smith, superintendent of the
Maritime Association of the Port of New
York, both told the committee of the im
portance of favorable aetiQn on the subsidy
bill at this session.
Mr. Wheeler stated that he had no ships,
nor did he have any interest financially in
shipping, but he had given considerable
study to the labor problems of this country,
and was impressed with the great necessity
for federal encouragement along all lines of
A subsidy to American ships, Mr. Wheeler
contended, would do more along this line
than any proposed measure. I; would bene
fit labor not only in all of the industries
connected with the construction and opera
tion of American ships, but would build up
our export trade and put new life in all of
the great industries connected therewith.
Mr. Smith gave the committee his con
clusions regarding the Morgan steamship
merger. This merger, he said, had demon
strated beyond a doubt that American capi
tal was perfectly able to take care of Itself.
It was American labor that needed aid.
Through the merger American capital had
been invested in foreign shipping. Should
Congress fail to make it an object for this
consolidation of capitalists to build up and
operate their IlneS of ships under the
American flag, that capital would be used
to build up foreign ship yards and to pay
Mr. Smith has been making some com
parisons from the census statistics. It will
take, he concludes, 5,000.0i*> tons of shipping
to carry American exports. At the rate we
are now building ships it will be just 17^
years before we will have ships enough to
carry our own commerce.
The committee took no action on the bi'l
Treaties for Right of Way for Isth
mian Canal Ready for the Senate.
The negotiations between Secretary Hoy
and the lnisters from Colombia, Nicara
gua and Costa Rica looking to the ac
quirement of the necessary rights foc?jthe
construction by the I'nited States govern
ment of either the Panama or the Nica
ragua canal have at last been concluded,
and tomorrow the Secretary of State will
be able to send to the Senate three treaties
covering the ground. The treaty with Co
lombia was completed some weeks ago,
but has- been held up in order that no sign
of preference might be gathered from the
laying of one before the Senate in advance
of the others. The ministers from Nica
ragua and Costa Rica were at the State De
partment today and were able to announce
'that the last obstacles had been removed,
so that ail three treaties will be sent in at
once. The general features of these con
ventions have been already set out In the
press, but from a sense of the courtesy due
the United States Senate, the parties to
the conventions declined to discuss the de
tails. which, however, are not of great in
WILL BE GIVEN DP.
The Venezuelan Contention Regarding
Right of Blockade.
The Venezuelan authorities have finally
concluded to abandon their contention that
the prohibition of the right of entry to a
port In the hands of the insurgents to a
neutral ship not enforced by an actual
blockade can be maintained. This decision
has been reached in the case of the Viking,
the supply ship of the National Asphalt
Company, which sought to convey, food sup
plies to some of the company's employes
at San Colorado, the nearest port to the
asphalt lake. The ship has been held for
some time at Trinidad, but the Venezuelan
consul there has Anally, by direction of his
government, issued the necessary clearance
WANT TO HAVE PEACE
Citizens of Hayti Make Offer
IT MAY BE ACCEPTED
ADMIRAL XILLICK ARRIVES AT
Indications That Gen. Firmin Will Be
the Next President of
POUT At' PRINCE, liaytl. May IS?A
| drltfttlon headed by M Solon M> non. a
j formor minister of foreign affairs. and sent
I by the provisional governnunt of Hayti.
started todcay for Cape Havtten on the
stevamer Mancel with the objeei of .ndeav
oring to arrive at an sgmi'inem with the
leaders of the evolutionary fore-es la the
northern part of Hayti and prevent a civil
I war. )l Is generally believed here thcet the
delegation will meet with moei sc. as It Is
] known that lack of funds is preventing the
northern forces from marching on Port an
(J:>h t has been entirely re-established
| here. All the administrative offices have
be? n reopened.
The correspondent here of th? Associated
Press had an Interview yeaterdav with for
mer President Sam on board the olinde
Rodriguez. which was detained lure t>v the
French minister. M Dupr. z. C.iu ral S un
saiel he had reslgm-d his office with the con
viction that he hud done everything pos
sible for the prosperity of liaytl. adding
that what affected him Hie me<*t was the
attitude of the presidential guarel. which
remained loyal to h in up to the last mo
ment. The general also paid a tribute to
the Haytian navy, wh eh. he declared,
maintained ? correct attitude until after
Gen. Sam's Statement.
According to General Sam. the population
of Port au Prince, instead of being hostile
to the former president, was In sympathy
with him, as shown by the behavior of the
people as he left the palace and passed
through the city on Ills way to the Ollnde
R.idrignez, cries of "Vive S,.m!" being
Gen. Sam further assert?-d that he w;>s
leaving liaytl fully satish<<d that he had
served his country with the greatest loyalty
The Olinde Rodriguez is now scheduled to
leave Port au Prince at 4 o'clock this aft
It has been assert<-d in the newspapers
here that Gen. Sam in the <ast si* years
made fci,."i?l0,0<H>. but the general, m a pub
lished Interview, protests against this as
sertion. classing it as a calumny
The latest news received here from the
north of Hayti is to the effect that vieti
Firmin. the head of the revolutionary
forces, having requested the manager of
the national bank. M. de la Myre. to ad
vance him tlO/Mt to meet his exp? us. s. met
with a refusal. The belief here, however, is
that the national bank officials are favor
ably inclined toward Gen Firmin. who is
by far the strongest of the man* presiden
tial candidates in the field
The provisional government, headed l.v
M. Hoisrond Canal, a former president, is
very much incensed against Admiral Klllick
for having left Port au Prince w th bis
warships without the consent of the gov
Admiral Killick's Movement.
CAP1-: .lAVTIEN. Ilavti. May 15 The
Haytian gunboat Crete a Pierot armed
here today with Admiral Ki.iick. com
mander of the licet of Hayti. who has de
clared himself in favor of the candidacy ..f
Gen. Firmin. His other warship, the Tous
saint l'Ouverture. Is at Gonahes
The admiral says that after former Presi
dent Sam embarked on the French steamer
Olinde Rodriguez at Part au Prince Tues
day last h*- ran the Crete- a Pierot near the
Olinde Rodriguez and salut?il thi former
president with seventeen guns, and that he
then tired three shots an alarm signal
and cried: "Vive le Nord ' fixing live the
All is quiet here.
FLORIDA AVENUE LINE.
Favored by Residents of Kendall
Green and Vicinity.
A petition, htaded b> the signature of E.
M. Gallaudct, and sigurd by our ?'**(? resi
dents of Kendall Gre< n and vicinity, has
been filed with the House District commit
tee in favor of the "speedy passage" of
House bill 142441. to require the Capital
Traction Company to extend its lines by the
undergreiund electric system from 7tli street
east alerng Florida avenue tei 1l!th street
northeast; thence south to a junction with
the lines of said ceimpany. at Klh street aiid
Pennsylvania avenue seiuthtast.
The committee has as yet lak?n no actte.n
on this bill.
MINISTER POWELL S REPORT.
A Ctmmittee of Eleven to Conduct Af
fairs in Haiti.
The State Department has r?e-e1ved the
following cablegram from I'r.lted Stales
Minister Powell, at Port au Prince re
specting the political crisis in Haiti:
"A committee of eleven has been organ
ized for the conduct of affairs. The chair
man of- the committee Is ex-President
Canal. Committees of this e-haraeter have
been organized in all of the cities of the
republic. All quiet at present."
THE PHLIPPINE BILL.
Unable to Fix a Date for a Vote on
In the Senate this afterneion Senator
Dodge endeavored to secure an agreement
with the democrats fixing a day to end de
bate on the Philippines bill. Senator Du
bois, speaking for the democrats, expressed
disinclination to finish the debase. He satd
that several senators on his side of the
chamber, and probably some on the other
side, desired to spaak.
Senator Lodge then gave notice that, fall
ing to secure an agreement tej close debate,
he would be compelled to ask the Senate
to take the bill up every day upon assem
bling and consider it continuously until it
Senator Hale of Maine said that he did
not think the democrats intended to make
delay unnecessarily upon the bill, and he
felt that by the end of next week, if debate
were permitted to run along, it could be
Senator Cockrell. on the elemocratlc side,
said there was no Inclination on the part
of the democrats to have elelay for delay's
sake. He assured the Senate that the dem
ocrats only deeired to debate the bill fre*eiy,
and that a vote could be taken within a
reasonable time. With this understanding
debate continued. Senator l^oelge giving no
tice that he would ask tne Senate to take
the bill up daily at 12 o'clock, ami dlscusa
it without other business breaking in.