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MR, JONES RESUMES
Philippine Bill Considered in the House, MR. ROOT CRITICISED SENATE TO ADJOURN UNTIE MONDAY. The Nomination of Capt. Crozier to Be Chief of Ordnance Taken Up and Confirmed. The House met at 11 o'clock today. A bill was passed to recognize the military servlce of thf officers and enlisted nun of the 1st regiment of Ohio Light Artil lery. This regiment served three months at the opening of the civil war. but w:is never formally mustered into the United States service. The consi.U ration of the Philippine civil government bill then was resumed, and Mr. Jones CVa.l resumed his speech. He argued that umler the provisions of the bill the friar lands which the government wu to purchase would find their way into the hands of corporations. He declared that. his opinion. *t would be better for the Filipino p. to live under the present hybrid nu, t-.tn to have Imposed upon them the civil government proposed by the pending measure, which would enable that civil government to dispose of all the valuable franchises in the Islands, to strip the forests of th Ir timber and to sell the ijn-icultural lanils to corporations ani syn dicates. Mr. Jones devoted considerable lime to the discussion of the question of the ability of the Filipino people for self ^ovemmf nt. He quoted President Schurman of Cor nell I nlversity. president of the first com mission to the efTect that the Filipino peo ple desired independence, were entitled to It were r lpable of governing themselves and were entitled to self-government. I)oes the gentleman think Huencamino capable of sel f-goverr.ment" asked Mr t rumpacker (Ind.K I think if Buencamino's moral character were as strong as his intellectual power he would be a very great man," replied Mr Jones. Secretary Root's Statement Criticised. Mr. Jones referred to the statement issued by Secretary Root giving $170.Q00.<JMu as the total cost to the United States of our control of the Philippines. He said that In making up the account he had no doubt the Secretary of War. "the rankest partisan of th?m all." had excluded every possible item in order to reduce the amount to a mini mum. But even the astute Secretary of War. he said, had furnished no estimate of the blood our possession of the Islands had C >'lt\.H.e lhouKht fully H?u*h> Filipinos had Pj-rtshed. directly or indirectly, as a result '* I*' ?ar "raged against them, and that wrecked an 3 h3d bte" loSt or Mr. Jones took up the charges made against General Smith and Major Waller of crpelty In Samar h>^ i13 Jl'w he il3k,'d- addressing the other Side Of the chamber, "that you cri'i e and court-martial Schley, but you will not touch a hair in the head of those who liVh ,.,"0"fe3s?1 to participating in these diabolical outrages? Why criticise an offi cer- of the navy and nfu.se to listen to criticisms of an officer of tho army?" "It is the Indiscriminate criticism of the mTV^ ,7ndrleSt agaltLn-" lnt-J-?ed cr,T".T h*3 b'">n n> 9ucf* '"discriminate criticism answered Mr. Williams (III - it has been a recital of specific cases." V !S nat th"" s>Mlers Who Should be held ip to eXf,ration. ' declared Mr. Jones "but c mTr,! ou,ra^s those LfMjante set:k to smother them." Ws Lrt'v"3i,Wa3 Warmly congratulated by pjrt> 1 'llvagues as he closed his spe ech. Mr. Hamilton's Speech. Mr Hamilton uMich.l. also a member of the Insular committee, followed with a set speech in support or the bill. After re ?^rriij to the democratic denunciation of Mr McK (nicy's "imperialistic policy" Mr. Hamilton said: "Now that he is dead I v.ntur- the prediction that it will not be lor g before gentlemen on the other side will have appropriated his memorv to their own uses, and will have his picture among their own stage properties, and will be quoting his utterances as 'apples of gold l"ct"r'S of silver.' even as they are e'.in the utterances Abraham I.in ' Verily, the successors and assigns of lose w ho stoned the prophets now burn ln ' thelr memory and garnish the sep ?r th"* righteous. .u s? li!om do men Justice until nfrer the" mM: ?"*"? and th? wemake'up for ", s we tel! of them whik- they are ihe^ Zr* "" " t-" ?f oldA.t,?Dc'lL?7e Kf thP CamPalK1 If 1!?*? the ami , . banner, marked imperialism ? , lrV., ; part!-v iterated, which had With oofrirter- a ?rooesslon of discontent. -< i r* -laers ,?f necromancers, sootn ? rs ind tnmWa!l0Wer8' serpentine (line wisHimK curbstone discussion. " !ftr/r I the S"aP he*p of ineffectual and ' : ? rh T"nt- h,:f iS '"'"If fished out ?minusrT,,1'.,w J"r further P"?tlcal ll-T- ,'n i > ' V , (Republican applause.) Me c .n iuu' d as follows: "We arc trying do b.'f";'atVVe arf"7 l**'? ^ tTi"* ? toeM and mkteveioped p f.'ri"e ,hWV m?re ,hl" a '"?aI Protec prosperity^" th V may Krow in and THE SENATE. I; w is decided bv the Senate when it convened '"lav that when It adjourn today It b~ until Monday next. A partial ( inference report on tho sun dry civil bill was presented by Mr. Alli son and agre?d to. The Senate insisted upon Its amendments still In disagree ment. and Messrs. Allison. Hale and Cock rell w. re named as conferees. A b 11 appropriating for a monu ment at Fredericksburg. Va.. to Gen. Hugh Mercer, a proposition which was authorized by Congress in April, 1777. was discussed. Mr t.alllng r fN.H.) ar.d Mr. Piatt (Conn.) urged that there were other revolutionary hero- s wh.i ought to be honored with monu ments. and Mr. Cockrell (Mo.) registered his opposition to the bill and all sim lar measures. The bill went over on objection of Mr. Warren (Wyo.). The Senate agreed to the conference re port on the Military Academy appropria tion bill, thus finally disposing of the measure. Th.- <? >r:ferees reached an agreement to day The Senate receded from its amend ment increasing to the extent of Jl.tMO.OOO the fixed cost of the new buildings at West Point, leav ing the figure placed by the H?us<- at JTVJWO.UOO. The amendment pro viding for the purchase of Constitution Is land. N. Y.. also was stricken out. Most ?f the other Senate amendments were ac cepted Crozier's Nomination Confirmed. At 1 o'clock the Senate, on motion of Mr. Warren, went into executive session further to consider the nomination of Capt. Crosier to be chief of ordnance. "n?e Senate in executive session this afternoon confirmed the nomination of Cap tain Croxier. The Senate at 3:10 o'clock adjourned. Bank Cashier Attempts Suicide. NEWPORT, R. I.. June ?>.?Anthony S Sherman, cashier of the Merchants' Bank of this city, shot himself in the head last algtit It is believed the wound is mortal. Today th* bauk. wtucb is a private insti tution, was closed. DISCUSSED AT CAPITOL. Effect of the Speeches of Cleveland and Hill. The speeches of ex-President Cleveland and ex-Senator Hill at the Tilden Club dinner In New York last night were widely discussed among democrats at the Capitol today. Mr. Cleveland's speech caused more con-meet on account of his greater promi nence in the party. It was the judgment of some of the most prominent democratic politicians that Mr. Cleveland's speech will have practical ef fect in one way; It will bring the Cleve land democrats and gold democrats back to the support of the democratic congres sional nominees In the fall e>ectlons. Some of the democratic managers of party af fairs were very much elated today over Mr. Cltveland's speech on that account. They say that the great democratic fac tion which deserted the party on account of free silver, voting with the republicans or refraining from voting, and which, in the succeeding campaign, supported the re publican candidates for Congress Or stayed away from the polls, may be brought back by Mr Cleveland's exhortation. The democrats In Congress are very anx ious to carry the House next fall as one step, and an important one. toward re habilitation of the party In advance of the next presidential campaign. They regard Mr. Cleveland's utterances as distinctly :a vorable to harmony ami reunion of the scattered forces. It is only in its relation to the straying Cleveland and gold demo crats that the effort* jf Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Hill are regarded as important. The speeches of the two great democratic leaders naturally arouse the scorn and de rision of the Bryan wing of the democracy which still has representation in Congress. But these very Bryanitea are willing enough to accept all the Cleveland and gold demo cratic votes for Congressional candidates In the hope of electing a democratic House. They are glad enough to take that much benellt out of the situation, even if they de sire later to flout the hands which aided them when It comes to dickering for presi dential candidates. TAFT GAINS HIS POINT. Main Propositions as to Friar Lands Agreed To. HOME. June 20.?The papal secretary of state. Cardinal Rampolla. today assured the Right Rev. Thomas O'Gorman, bishop of Sioux Fails. S. D., that the Vatican ac cepts the propositions of Judge Taft, gov ernor of the Philippine Islands, regarding the disposition of the Friar lands on all the main points, but dissents on minor points. The official documents are being prepared at the Vatican and will be delivered to Judge Taft today. SCOFIELD WILLING TO BUN. Former Governor of Minnesota is a Beceptive Candidate. DULUTH, Minn.. June 3>.?Former Gov. Edward S. Scofield last night authorized the announcement that he will accept the republican nomination for governor at Mad ison. July 16. if the party wishes him for its candidate. He said: "If the state convention considers that the party's best Interests would be served and harmony restored by placing my name at the head of the ticket. I will accept the nomination. At the same time I should pre fer that some one else be selected." BETS ON OVEBDUE BABK. San Francisco Plungers Stand to Lose $150,000. SAN FRANCISCO. June 20 ?San Fran ciscans who wagered $150,000 on the safe arrival of the German bark H. F. Glade stand to lose all their money unless the long overdue vessel arrives by next Wednesday. Information has come by ca ble from London that Lloyds will post the Glade as missing. The merchants' exchange here crossed the bark from the overdue list as no longer Insurable. The Glade sailed from here on October 1J) last with wheat and barley for Europe and is out 243 days. - ' Many local plungers believed Its foul bot tom was the cause of its delay and ventured large amounts on Its safe arrival. CLASS DAY AT HABVABD. Students Observe the Usual Customs of the University. CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. June 20.?The an nual class-day exercises of Harvard Unl versltv were held today. The class ora tion was delivered by Roscoe Conkllng Bruce of Tuakegee, Ala. Bruce is a col ored man and is going Into educational work in the south. The Hasty Pudding Club held Its "spread" immediately after the literary ex ercises. Later in the day the seniors as sembled around the old tree for their pri vate exercises. Gifts were made to var ious prominent members of the class, ap propriate to their peculiar talents or achievements. The ceremonies around the John Harvard statue attracted a great throng. The stu dents marched up in classes, the seniors first K)ir.g through their picturesque cus tom of taking the farewell from the yard by marching around to the various old buildings and cheering each in turn. After the statue exercises the crowd scattered to the various collations served by the college Greek letter societies. IBELAND'S DAY OF MOUBNING. Black Flag to Be Baised on Coronation Day. LONDON. June 20.?The United Irish League is preparing to keep coronation day as a "day of mourning" for Ireland. The district council of Clare-Morris, county Mayo, has resolved to hoist a black Hag over the council chamber June 2tt and June 27. and has issued an Invitation to the other councils to join in thus celebrat ing the "coronation of the English king, to whose government the people of this country are so much indebted for famines, coffin ships, coercion and castle rule." BUBTON WILL BUN. Satisfactory Conference With Senator Hanna This Afternoon. Senator Hanna and Re[>resentatives Bur ton and Dick held a conference this after noon over the controversy over Burton's ac cepting the renomination from the Cleve land district. After the conference it was stated that a satisfactory adjustment was assured and that Burton would remain a candidate. Although another conference Is to be held It is expected that the basis of set tlement will be that the county committee wilt conduct the county campaign, and that Mr Burton will orcanize the congressional committee to contract his campaign. Referred to City Solicitor. The Commissioners have referred to the city solicitor an application of George Ise mann. 413 New York avenue, for the open ing and rearranging of the alleys in square 514. bounded by New York avenue. 4th, 5th and M streets. The city solicitor is to take the necessary steps for the condemnation of the land according to a plat submitted by the engineer department and approved by the board. The Commissioners hold that the open ng of the alley Is necessary for the public convenience. Will of Johin W. Simms. By the will of John W. Slmms, dated June 15. 1881. tiled for probate today, the entire estate Is devised to Eliza Miller Simms, widow of the testator. Mrs. Simms is also named as executrix. Valuable Coal Mines Sold. Bl'TTE. Mont.. June 20?H. L. Frank of this city has sold a three-fourths Interest in his coal mines at Frank, B. C., to a French syndicate for $1,300,000. SUNDRY CIVIL BILL Partial Conference Report Submitted to Senate. MUNICIPAL BUILDING MONEY APPROPRIATED FOB ITS CONSTRUCTION. AI30 for Extensive Improvements to the White House?Senate Amend ments Agreed To. A partial conference report was today made In the Senate on the sundry civil ap propriation bill and agreed to by the Sen ate. Among the appropriations agreed upon was one for the renovation and refurnish ing of the 'White House and for the building of an office building for the use of the Pres ident adjoining the White House by a pass ageway and with an entrance on 17th street. As the bill was passed by the Senate it ap propriated 130,000 for a temporary office building for the President, and $10,000 for furnishing it. The House had appropriated $18,000 for extraordinary repair and refur nishing of the Executive Mansion and this the Senate Increased to $105,000. In lieu of these appropriations the con ferees agreed to an appropriation of $<$5,lUtt for a building to accommodate the offices of the President, to be located In the grounds of the Executive Mansion, and for each and every purpose connected there with, including heating apparatus and light fixtures, furniture and removal of green houses. all to be done according to plans the details of which shall be approved by the President, and completed in every de tail within the sum appropriated. This money is to be expended under the direction of the President and to be Immediately available. The building shall be construct ed with sufficient foundation and walls suitable for a durable, permanent building and of sufficient strength for an additional story when needed. The sum of $475,445 was agreed to for ex traordinary repairs and refurnishing of the Executive Mansion and for each and every purpose connected therewith, Including all necessary alterations and additions, cabinet work, decoration of rooms, covered ways or approaches, grading, paving, porte cochere, gates and electric light fixtures for house and grounds, all to be done according to plans the details of which shall be ap proved by the President, and completed In every detail within the sum appropriated, which Is to be Immediately available and to be expended by contract or otherwise, in the discretion of the President. Senate Amendments Agreed To. Among the Senate amendments agreed to by the House are the following: For the National Museum, $2,500; Zoological Park, $10,000; elephant house, Zoo, $10,000; shelv ing for the Senate Library, $0,750; Colum bia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, $3,231; Howard University, $1,300; Iowa circle improvement. $25,000; Sherman statue, $5,500; Grant memorial, $50,000; purchase of land. Aqueduct bridge to Fort Myer, $-1,500: Providence Hospital building, $50,000; Garfield Hospital, purchase of ad ditional land adjoining present site, $50,000. The conferees struck from the bill the ap propriation of $250,000 for the purchase of the census building. Municipal Building Provided Por. The conferees embodied in their report appropriations for public buildings author ized by the omnibus public building bill, which has been passed by Congress. This includes the municipal building for the Dis trict of Columbia, to be located on the old power house site between D street and Pennsylvania avenue and i:ji? and 14th streets. The amount appropriated to pur chase the land and to begin construction is $000,000. An agreement was reached on an appro priation of $5,000 for preparation under the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution of preliminary plans for an additional fire proof steel-frame brick and terra cotta building to cost not to exceed $1,500,000 for the United States National Museum, to be erected when appropriated for on the mall between 0th and 12th streets west, these plans, when completed, to be trans mitted to Congress by the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. As passed by the Senate this building was to cost $2,000,000. The appropriation of $50,000 for a Grant memorial as agreed to is to commence the erection of such a memorial, and the com mission having that matter in charge is authorized to contract for the completion of this memorial for a sum not to exceed $240,000, Including the $30,000 appropriated. For Further Consideration. The conferees did not reach an agree ment and will further consider appropria tions for a hall of records In this city, for a memorial bridge, for busts of former Senators Morrill and Voorhees, for mili tary posts, inter-continental commission, lighthouse stations, quarantine station at Portland, Ore., and for Fort Constitution, N. H. Another conference will soon be called on those Items of the bill. Reductions Made. The reductions made In conference amounted in the aggregate to $1,210,288, In cluding $200,000 for Improvements at Gov ernor's Isdand, N. Y.; $250,0<J0 for the pur chase of the census building at Washington; $218,38*5 for engraving and printing; $100, 000 on the survey of the boundary' between the United States and Canada, and $100,000 for a revenue cutter for Hawaii. The to tal appropriation carried by the Hems of the bill which were disagreed to and on which there will be a further conference amounts to $1,283,050. The principal of these dis puted provisions is an Increase of $700,050 on account of light houses, $300.(?00 on ac count of military posts and $100,000 on ac count of the proposed memorial bridge across the Potomac at Washington, D. C. No Action in the House. Mr. Cannon of the House committee on appropriations endeavored to secure action in the House this afternoon on the confer ence report on the sundry civil appropria tion bill. The report Is only a partial one, several items of the Senate addition to the bill having been agreed upon by the con ference committee. The matter was sub ject to objection, and Mr. Rixey of Virginia announced that he should object unless a separate vote could be had In the House on the amendment of the Senate providing for the construction of a memorial bridge across the Potomac river. Mr. Cannon explained that this was one of the propositions on which the conferees had not agreed, and said that a vote could be had now as well as at any other time on that proposition if It was to be had at all. Mr. Rlxey withdrew his objection, but the objection was renewed by Mr. Patter son of Temtessee, and the report was or dered to be printed in the Record, to be called up tomorrow. The Senate amend ment appropriates $1,000,000, to be Imme diately available, for the memorial brtdg", and limits the total cost of that structure to $2,500,000. NO IMPERIAL CUSTOMS UNION. Australian Premier Says It is Impossi ble at Present. LONDON. June 20.?In an Interview to day on the subject of the forthcoming colonial conference Edmund Barton, pre mier of Australia, said he considered that an imperial customs union was not within the bounds of practical politics, though It might be possible many years hence. Free trade within the empire now would deprive the young communities of their main source of revenue, namely, the customs, and ren der It impossible to carry on their Internal government successfully. Mutual tariff concessions within the empire stood on a more practical basis, and ne hoped to see the difficulties to the way of such conces sion removed. union Nation bill > ? ) !<<:? a SENATE WILJj NOT., INSIST ON ITS OWN LOCATION. * T ? Jl Souse Conferees Will Be Met, How ever, With Propositions as to Changiof Cfrade, &c. * to 8' - *o '?'here Is no Intention on the part of the District committee of the Senate to Insist strictly on the adoption of the union sta tion bill In the form it. passed*the Senate If the House of Representatives shoiild see fit to change the bill In respect to the location of the union station. If the House should insist that this union station be lo cated on C street instead of on Massachu setts avenue, as provided for in the bill when it passed the Senate. It wlU And that conferees on the part of the Senate will meet It in a spirit of conciliation, anxious to have the bill become a law and to secure the removal of all railroad tracks from the mall. Do Away With the Plaza. But the House conferees will also be met by a proposition on the part of the Senate which will, to a large extent. If not al most entirely, meet their objection so far as the cost to the District and the gen eral government is concerned. It has been stated that by locating the station on C street both the expense of a I change of grade on Massachusetts avenue and the cost of a grand plaxa, with a couple of new streets leading Into it. amounting to a million and a half dollars, would be saved. The House conferees will be shown that there is a way to save that amount, prac tically, and stili leave the depot on Massa chusetts avenue. It will not be necessary to provide for the grand plaza at this tim*-, and that can toe left as an open matter for the future. If it is ever carried out. With out the plaza the depot, located on the north side of Massachusetts avenue, would have a greater thoroughfare available for its purposes than it would have if located on C street. The opening of new streets leading to the depot, also an expensive mal ter, is one that Is noi essential, although it is regarded as extremely desirable if the station is on Massachusetts avenue. May Change the Grade. Still another proposition which may be discussed for purposes of reaching an agreement Is to keep the depot on Massa chusetts avenue, but to adopt plans for a grade that will be fifteen feet lower than the grade contemplated by the bill as it passed the Senate, and which will permit keeping H street open. This lower grade can be adopted in such a way as to make the project practicable, so far as the pur poses of the station are concerned, and r.t the same time it will save an enormous amount in the cost of grading the sur rounding streets and in the matter of dam age to property. When the bill Is passed and the confer ence is called tt will be found that numer ous propositions will be available for the consideration of tlja qonferees with a view of accomplishing the main purpose that has been talked of of putting down the expense. Assuming this conciliatory position In re gard to the final framing of the bill, the District committee of the Senate will not be placed In the position of acknowledging that It does not think that the hill In its present form wcrtijd be most desirable in view of the needs of the future and the adornment of the capital. It will sim ply be ready to rtyake concessions so that this Congress may Hot go out of existence before a railroad bill has been passed that will permit the building1 "of a union station and the removal ofrailroad tracks from the mall, together with ah elimination of grade crossings. CARGO OF EGYPTIAN SUGAR. Raised on wnat Was Lately a Barren ? .Waste. PHILADELPHIA, June 20.?Five thou sand tons of Egyptian Sugar from Alexan dria have arrived it tMs-port on the British steamship Green Jacket. The sugar was grown In a cotliftfy which ohly a few years ago was a barren waste, but has been "made rich and fertile by Irrigation. Sugar experts state that It contains more saccharine than any other grown in the world. The hold of the vessel appeared ltke a mass of bright crystals, which in the dark exhibit a phosphorescent light. BERE8FOBD ON THE NAVY. British Admiral Scores the Present British Administration. LONDON. June 20.?During the discussion of the navy estimates In the house of com mons today Rear Admiral Lord Charles Beresford. conservative, scathingly criti cised the deficiencies of the navy. He de clared the whole admiralty system was rotton and led to great extravagance, and that there was a general want of efficiency In the navy, on which depended the exist ence of the empire. This was the Judgment of all the commissions of inquiry and had been proven a fact. Every increase In th* number of ships and every Improvement in them had been the result of outside aglla ??w, uAsJhf, result of such agitation the British Mediterranean fleet was now a fourth stronger than a year ago. DEMOCRATIC FIGHT IN OHIO. Contest Between the.Radical and Con servative Factions. Special I)!?patch to The Evening Star. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jane 20.?The fight for control of the next democratic conven tion Is not regarded In this state as per sonal between McLean and Johnson. It Is a fight between the conservative element, under the leadership of such men as former candidate for governor Chapman, Col. Jas. H. Kilbourne and Judge A. W. Patrick, and the radical element, under the leader ship of men like Mayor Jones of Toledo, Mayor Johnson of Cleveland, Mayor Hin kle of Columbus and some of the Bryan leaders. Chapman ts not a McLean man, nor have Ool. Kilbourne and Judge Patrick been identified with the so-called McLean faction. In fact, they have always been recognized as anti-McLean men. On the other hand, the men who are now identified with Mayor Johnson, particularly Charles P. Salem, have always been re garded as strong McLean partisans until McLean dropped out of politics three years ago. Charles P. $jUem was recognized as his official representative and campaign fund disburser IA? Cuyahoga county As admitted by blmetfKi Mdyor Johnson enter tains a strong deefte to have his ideas on taxation, municipal .ownership, 3-cent fares, etc., put in the democratic state platform this year. With the understanding that is said to exist betlreen "William Jennings Bryan and Mr. JahbsoiL.lt is considered a certainty that i$,tthe -ffayor writes the state platform ha jrilj pot forget to maw flattering mention 6f the peerless leader and some of the Mttter'is iSoctrtnes. McLean has controlled, thd organization in Ohio for years, and thus he -has a clear advantage over his opponent; who has never con trolled anything bat Cuyahoga county. Further to expUria Us declaration of war against McLean. > Mr. Johnson says: "A man who is In politics us the representa tive of no issue-Or principle, and stands merely for himself and! Us selfish ambi tions, is not a source of strength to a party, no matter hew 'lavishly he may scatter his money to promote his personal ends. Mr. McLean has never since his con nection with Ohio politics advocated any measure or stood for any issue except John R. McLean. Voters are not attracted to such an Issue. A majority of American cit izens are thinking people, and they vote for principles and not for men. Especially Is this true when the men who ask for their support stand for absolutely nothing." Dr. Joseph P. Cobb Elected. CLEVELAND, June 39.?After a lively contest Dr. Joseph f. Cobb of Chicago was today elected president of the American Institute of Homeopathy, which Is now holding its fifty-eigftth annual convention la ttate elty. . ... A number of interesting papers were read by prominent-physicians- at today's session of the convention. THE CAUL'S OUTLOOK Indications Point to Accept' ance of the Spooner Bill. FEELING IN THE HOUSE DISINCLINATION TO LET LEGIS LATION FAIL. Strength of Substitute Shown When the Hepburn Measure Was Passed Last Winter. All indications today point to the accept ance by the House of the Spooner amend ment to the Hepburn canal bill. It Is not probable, however, that this will be done until after a conference has been held on the bill. At a meeting- of the House committee on interstate and foreign commerce this m.?rn ng the matter was discussed informally, and Chairman Hepburn was requestej to make the motion acceeding to the request of the Senate for a conference without the formality of having the bill referred to the committee. Sentiment in the House. C hairman Hepburn is for a canal. He is primarily for the Nicaragua canal, as pro vided in the Hepburn bill which passed the House last January. However, the discus sion in the committee this morning showed clearly that its members do not favor standing out against the Senate bill to the extent of defeating all legislation. The Spooner amendment, which was adopted bi ne? ve?terda>'. Is regarded as an im mandate for constructing an isth mian canal either at Panama or at Nlcar th^ S40 PaTd the HePburn bill mk.K, v? tr of the 1>anama com Pk ? P. been made, and was not at fuI,y comprehended or under he vote in the House at that tim->, men? Ky a dlvlslon on an amentl fJ? Mr Shallenberger accept ing this $40,000,00(1 offer, was 102 for the offer to 170 against It. P?1"11*1 P0'1 of members of the House this morning shows that out of seventy-flve w"wm at Iea.St tw?-thlr<3s of that num ratheT thJ f k1" the Senate amendment than to have no legislation. Many of these members, however, denary that they are primarily for the original House House Conferees. The Housa conferees on the bill, it was bflieved, would be Chairman Hepburn and Representative Sherman, republican. New York, and Representative Davey, democrat. Louisiana. Mr. Fletcher Is the ranking re publican member of the committee, but Mr. Fletcher, it is understood, is opposed to any canal. A motion to concur with the Senate amendment would take precedence of the motion to nonconcur, and should some mem irv.ml former motion the matter might be brought to an Immediate vote In v,? OU3e\ The motion to nonconcur will have unanimous consent. A single objec tion would lay the bill back on the table but if such objection should be made a ? ??Uld ^ hrou^ht ?n from the privileged6 ?n ** t0 make the motlon canal bill was transmitted to the House from the Senate at 1:55 o'clock this afternoon. Chairman Hepburn wa^not in nlfo a no d,sP?sltton was made of the measure at that time. Confidence of the Cabinet. There was a very sanguine feeling ex pressed at today's cabinet meeting as to the success of the canal proposition. Secretary Ha> had been In conference for an hour this morning with Senator Morgan and other senators, and all the advices that had come to the White House before tii cabinet meeting went to assure the Presi neenriir>Lha' c*"al legislation at the pending session was a certaintv and ?i most as strong was the evidence that that projS^ti0nT^eUld bf in faVOr of the Pa?ama projwt. The conference with the Ho'ise asked by the Senate will be granted ihe House waiving its right to pals upon [hi Senate proposition directly Wf" aasured ls the "administrate i o' the outcome that discussion has alreadv taken place of the steps to be taken to carry out the purposes of the act, and it is deal wS^ /hha' ,th,e State Department ? i * deal with the diplomatic features of the canal project, involving, of course the con summation of the Colombian treaty X the Attorney General will pass upjn the ma canal. Sufficlency of utle the I'ana Conference Agreed To. Ait ten minutes after 3 o'clock this after noon Chairman Hepburn, in the House made a request for unanimous consent that the bill providing for the construction of an isthmian canal be taken from the Speaker's table and thait the request of the Senate a a c?nference ^e acceded to by the House t<?^*r?HiVery.? ort omment bv Mr Bur th? m' WiI?ams of Mississippi the motion prevailed, and the Sneaker an nhalrman He|)burn, Mr. Fletcher Dave^ as the members of the con House'* committee on 'he part of the GIBL FATALLY BURNED. Those Who Went to Her Assistance Badly Injured. PITTSBURG, Pa., June 20.?Annie Reno, aged ten years, was fatally burned at Braddoek today and four others who went to her assistance were seriously burned. Their names: Jennie Ellis, Mrs. Annie Baker, Mrs. Mary Maloy, Justice John G. Richards. The little girl was playing near a rub bish flie in the rear of the Robinson Hotel when her clothing caught fire. Her screams brought help, and the four people who rushed to her assistance were all seri ously burned. They will recover. The girl was burned so badly that her death is only a question of a few hours. Walter Gordon Hanged. BRANDON, Manitoba, June 30.?Walter Gordon, who was convicted at the spring assizes here for the murder of Charles Daw, a young Englishman, and who also confessed to the murder of Jacob Smith, Daw's hired man. was hanged here today. Girl's Body Found In Bay. NEW YORK, June 20.?The body of a twelve-year-old gtrl was found today in Gravesend bay. Several cuts and bruises os the head and hands looked as if they might have been inflicted before death, and the police ordered an investigation to de termine whether the girl was drowned or - murdered and the body thrown into the bay. Harvard-Tale Base Ball Game. CAMBRIDGE, June 30?The base ball game between Tale and Harvard postponed yesterday was played today. The weather was perfect and nearly all the 10,000 seats in Soldiers' Field were filled. The batteries were: Harvard ? Kernan, catcher; Still man. pitcher. Yaler-Wlnslow, catcher; Gar van, pitcher. First inning?Yale. O; Harvard, 0. Second inning?Yale, 0; Harvard. 0. Fourth inning?Yale, 1; Harvard, 0. "fan Kills Woman Partner. VALINEY CITY, N. D.. June 20.?Jennie | Daley was shot and trilled by William Ben nett,' her partner in a restaurant, who then committed suicide. The affair occurred at midnight and Bennett fired six times at the | women after a violent quarrel. They have been business partners for many years. ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT. Academy of the Immaculate Concep tion to Award Premiums. The thirty-seventh annual commence j ment of the Academy of the Immaculats Contention will take place at the Columbia Theater this aftern?on, beginning at 4 1 o'clock. The program of exercises will j open with a march succeeded by a piano quartet. Trtrt flu CavaUer. Spindler, in which Misses A. Sullivan. M. Buckley. R. Sullivan and I>. Fraber will participate. The remainder of the program will con sist of recitation and chorus, little ernes; ta> Gladiator March. Sousa. <b> The Man dolins. Desormes. Misses M. Mangan. K. Desio. M. Carter. F. Rlordan. R. Sullivan. M. Tow>. S. McKadden. A. Sullivan, M. Rielly. M. Raker; recitation. The Ix-per. Willis elocution class; chorus. The Weaver, little ones; piano solo. Polacca Rrlllante. Bihn. Miss M. Maugan: chorus. Greeting to Spring. Strauss-Wilson, senior vocal class; violin solo. Serenade. Pierne. Miss L. Koechling; calisthenlc march, physical culture class; valse-trio. Streahbog. Misses F. Forbes. M. Winter. M. Barry. B. Roth. M. Mflling. V. Aughinbaugh: chorus. Come With the Gipsy Bride. Ralfe. intermediate vocal class; Angels' Serenade. Braga. man dolins?Misses F. Riordin. K. IJesio. M. Rielly. M. Carter. M. Baker; violin?Miss 1 .. Koechling; guitars?Misses A. Sullivan. M. Man tan. R. Sullivan. Comin' Thro' the Rye. "Junior vocal class; violin solo. Bo hemlenne. Vleuxtemps. Miss M. E. King; chorus, O Gloriosa r>otnlna. I^amhlllotte. senior vocal class; pantomime, l^ead. Kind ly Light, physical cultnre class. Presen tation of premiums for attendance, type writing. shorthand, music and painting. Certificates In the English classes. Ad dress by Rev. S. F. Ryan. REQUIRES A LIGHT. Motor Vehicles to Use Precautions? Bell or Gong to Be Carried. The new police regulations, which went Into effect recently, contain a clause mak ing It necessary for motor vehicles to dis play a light after sundown. The regula tions also provide that a bell or gong shall be attached to motor vehicles, to be sounded when necessary, but make no provision for horns, with which a number of auto drivers are armed. In regard to bells the regulations say "that bicycles, tricycles and motor-vehicles shall sound a suitable bell or gong when necessary to warn persons of their approach." HELD FOB GRAND JUBY. Colored Postal Clerk Has Hearing on Serious Charge. When taken before United States Com missioner Anson S. Taylor this afternoon William A. Cornish, the colored postal clerk who was arrested last evening on the charge of robbing the mail, pleaded not guilty and waived a preliminary examina tion. Commissioner Taylor flx,ed the bond at J7.T0, which was furnished. #ind Cornish was released, pending a hearing by the grand Jury. Cornish was arrested last evening about 8 o'clock by Post Office Inspector William J. Maxwell and Policeman Boyce of the first precinct. Just as he was leaving Station G. on G street, to go to his home. 181W Kth street northwest. The prisoner was Immedi ately escorted to the first precinct station house, where the charge was placed oppo site his name on the blotter. It la stated this afternoon by the post office authorities that thp first discovery of the loss of letters was made about May 22. at which time Post Office Inspectors W. B. Smith, James H. C. Wilson, Thomas Troy and William Maxwell were assigned to the case. After investigating the various complaints of loss of letters and finding thc remnants of torn letters suspicion, it is stated by the inspectors, fell on Cornish. When arrested last evening, it was stated. Inspector Maxwell found three letters on Cornish, which had been torn open and were addressed, respectively, to "Mrs. I?ena Schultz. 1444J Broadway. New York, N. Y.;" "Mrs. James R. Buckman. Ix>reto P. O.. Essex county. Va.." and "Mrs. Carrie Pur dum. LMrnestown. Montgomery county. Md." None of the three was signed by the senders, except the last one. which hail the snjnature of "Mama" affixed. Ail of these letters were mailed June 1M. about ? p.m. None of them, however, contained any money. It was stated by one of the inspectors as signed to the case that Cornish admitted having taken the letters. He ha? been In the mall service about eleven years, and was attached to the central office until 1S98, when he was transferred to station G. NARROWLY AVERTED. Electric Car in Danger of Being Crushed by Railway Train. An electric car was caught between the safety gates at the Baltimore and Ohio crossing on H street last night about 8 o'clock, and a disaster was narrowly averted. The gates were closed as a warn ing of the approach of a train, but not untfl the electric car had passed the dan ger line. A collision seemed to be im minent, and the passengers were almost panic stricken. Fortunately no one was hurt. Thanks to Capt. Newcomer. Captain Newcomer, acting Engineer Com missioner, has received a communication from Henry White of 12U G s'.reet. express ing thanks on behalf of the writer and of the Secular League for the captain's recent report on the Sunday legislation bill. Appointed Assistant Superintendent. H. H. Rand of Wisconsin has been ap pointed assistant superintendent of the salary and allowance bureau of the Post Office Department. Washington Stock Exchange. Sales?Re (fain r full, 12 o'clock noon Capital Trac tion. 15 at 123%. ?> at 123% 20 at 123%. 5 at 123%. Vnion Trust aud Storage, lo at 104, 5 at llrt. Columbia Fire Inn.. 2S at 11th. So at 11U,. Columbia 7"tic In*.. 12 at 4%. Mergenthaler Lino- i type. C at 182%. 10 at 183%. 10 at 183% Greene I Copper, 10 at 28% 10 at 28-V in at 28%. 10 at 28%, 5 at 28%. Aft<H* call?Capital Traction. h at 124.10 at 124. Mcrgeutbaler Linotype, 10 at 183% Railroad Bonds?Capital Traction 4a. 1073* bid. Metropolitan 5a. 1221, bid, 123% asked. Metro politan Cert. Indrht. Sh, A. 100% bid Metropoli tan Cert. Indebt. 5a. R, lofiu, bid. Columbia Ha, 121% bid, 125 asked. Columbia 5s, 107 bid. KIM aaked. The Wa*hingtou Railway aud Electric Co. 4a, 84 asked. Miscellaneous Bonds?Washington Gss Co. 8?, ae ries A. 100 bid. Washington G?? Co. (la. aeriea K, 10? bid. I'. 8. Electric Ijlpbt Deb. Imp. ??. 105 bid. I*. S. Electric Light Cert, Indebt. Ga. loft bid. 105% asked. Chesapeake and l'otomac Tele phone 5s. 105 bid, 107 aaked. American Security and Trust 4s, 100 bid. Washington Market Co. 1st tts. 108% bid. Masonic Hall Association 5s. loft bid, 107 aaked. American Grspbophoue Deb. 5a, y-tUj bid. Safe Deposit and Trwt Stacks?National Safe De poalt and Truat, 183 bid. Washington Loan aud Truat, S0f> bid, 225 asked. American Security and Trust, 220 bid, 224 aaked. Washington Safe De Clt, 70 bid. I'nlon Trust and Storage. 104 bid. aaked. Wasblagton Savings Bank. 110 bid. 115 aaked. Railroad Storks-Capital Traction Co., *123% bid. 124 asked. The Washington Railway and Electric Co. Pref., 3S Mil. National Bank Stocks?Bank of Washington. 383 Md, 440 asked. Metropolitan, 725 bid. 775 aaked. Central. 270 Md. Karotera and Mechanic', 2W bid. Second. 168 kid. CltUen*'. ISO bid. Colambia. 188 Md. 200 asked. Capital, IStt Md. West End. 135 bid. Traders', 140 Md. 155 aaked. Lincoln. 125 bid. 134 aaked. Rlcs*. 725 Md. 786 asked. Insnrance Stocks?Firnnea'*, 25 Md. 30 aaked. Franklin. 48 Md. Metrapolltaa. 75 bid. 85 aaked. Corcoran, 62 Md. Potumac. 03 kid, 7u aaked. Ar lington, 28 Md, 31 asked. German American, 2S5 bid. National I'nkui. 8 bid. w aaked. CDianMa. 10% Md. 11% aaked. lUgga. 8 Md. 8% aaked. Peo ple a, 0% bid, #% aaked. Commercial, 5 bid. Okv -t.1 "w. bid. 114 ?" Title Inaurance Stocka?Real Estate Title. K Md. M% aafc-d. CshtmMt Title. 4% bid, 5 asked. Waafalagtnn Title, 2 Md. 4 asked. Telephone and Uraphapfcaaf Stocka?Cheaapwike aad Potomac Telephone, SB Md, kf aM. I an 11 can Graphepbooe Com.. S Md, 4 aaked. American Grapbopbone PreC., 7 bid, S aaked Gaa Stocka?Waahtngtou Gas. 74% Md, 77% ask ed. Georgetown Gas, 78 Md. Type Mac Mite Stocka?Mergentkaler I Juotype,*l(Ci bid, ItM aaked. Lanston Monotype, 12^ Md, 12% asked. Miscellaneous Stuck*?Greene Con. Copper C?., 28% Md. 20 aaked. Washington Market. 1? bid, 2214- asked. Nurfelk and Waafelngtun Steamboat. 173 Md. >. ?Ea. dividend. Government Bonds. Bid. Asked. 2 per^eents, registered v.... IW% 108% 2 pw cent*, coopoii W7% 5 per u'OU, mgfctmd. IWWm. .. U**I W 3 per eeat*. coup*. 1M<8-1?28 W?% lot) 4 i>er cents, registered. 1907 1W% 110% 4#wr rent*, conpoa. 1M7. . 110% 111% 4 per cents, ceglatered. 1*25. ? 135>4 1M 4 per cents, coapon. 1H26. ISVi 1M 6 per rent*. registered. UKM 10b 1M 6 per cents, conpou, 11104 10* 106 District at Oalumbla 3.05* 124 Good Support of Gould Shares by Speculators. COLORADO FUEL WEAK BELIEF THAT NEXT DIVIDEND WILL BE PASSED. Tomorrow"! Bank Statement Expected to Show Gains From the Interior. S|teclal Dispatch to Tbe Erf nlog Star. NEW YORK Junf 20?The absfr.ro of pressure to sell stock*, at h*nst t'j the ex tent recorded yesterday, resulted In som? recover}- in prices today. The volume of business decreased slightly, and the market was disposed to work back toward the rut from which tbe recent activity of the west ern contingent had lifted It. Commission houst s?tiad but little business. and traders were disposed to await some new hint of pool intention before following the manipu lation In the specialties. The price movement was irregular In net results, but for the most part change* were limited to small fractions. The pool in Missouri Pacific was active and gave the stork good support. Condi tions were not favorable to sharp advances and the stock was merely held around 1"*. Wabash issues were more active and higher under a demand credited to good souro s. Just how much of the baying was Inspir <1 by a speculative interest in tbe hope of at tracting attention to the Gould group could not be determined. In some quarters the mere fact that Pennsylvania was steady was constru?d Into a theory that frlcti?m between that property and Wabash had been overcome. Whatever may be the facts in this con nection the reasoning from the tape was scarcely convincing. St. Paul was strong tinder fair buying. In which Standard Oil brokers were con spicuous. The price advanced very easily, but there was no increase In the public demand. I'nion Pacific r\nd Atchison were steady | under reduced dealings. Chicago and East ern Illinois was advanced sharp.y under I narrow dealings, and resulted in the revival of the old rumors relative to a change in control. For the most part the sti?cks of roads in the south west showed a hesitating tendency as the result of the unsettled crop condition. The period of uncertainty is approaching ana all the crop roads may be rolled i:i*>n to go through a variety of movements dur ing the next six weeks The selling of Colorado Fuel was a fea ture of the early market, as the r.-sult of rather positive rumors to the effect that the current dividend Blight l>e passed There is a strong interest demanding the cessation of dividends pending the comple tion of certain extensions which have kept the property from operating at even a small capacity. The I'nlted States Steel stocks reflected [ better support and the street was inclined to accept that fart as an evidence of new interest on the part of the Morgan firm. The Industrial list as a whole was dull and heavy. The known movements of money during the week indicate that the hntifcs ht?e gani?*d $2.7?MIW from the Interior The larg-r hanks have lncr-.i*iil their 'laus, however, and larger deposits, requiring an Increased reserve, seem likely. Money was easy all day. but there are in dications that it will harden later In the month and become very active In Septem ber. Many delayed ventures will be push ed to the front therefore during the mid summer In the hope of getting In between the active money periods. New York Stock Market. Furnished by W. n. HIbbs fk Co.. bankers ?nd brokers. 1410 F St.. members New York stock exchange, Washington stock ex change and Chicago board of trade. Ores- High- I>iw. Close. AmiIgsmated copper? 67 671, <?>'< Of", Am. < 'ax A Foundry ?t2li 32', 3-'-? ^-"S Air. <*r A Foundry,pfd. 91 91 91 91 American lee.. American Smelting 47", ? 47"-? <7-, A mer. Smelting. pH ? ? .. ? American sa?ai 126V, 127 12S1; 1'JK-1, Anaconda HO' ,j n2S*j USSi ll-1> Atchison. Top a S. Ke *2 *'% *- 8-% Ateh..Top. at 9. Tt, pld. HKT. 100% MO ; UW\. I'aJtimore A Ohio IOU'-i 10fi?4 H?;:4 lOu't Haiti more aOhio. pfd_. ? - - - Brooklyn Kan. Transit. ?i?i1M 67 06 67 Canadian Pacific 13a 13s l.A\ 134'^ Central of New Jersey? - - Chesapeake a Ohio 46', 46"? - 46 S, Chicago a Alton ? 38'<J S? ? S8? iW'4 Chicago a Alton pfd.? ?? - I hicago iireal W estern 29 29% 2*:? tbieago, Mil. a St. Paul I72S, I74'i 172*4 174% ?Chicago, Hock I a P.._ 17J 172', 172 172 C olorado Fuel and Iron. 95 9ft 92*^ 93 Consolidated Uas 220 S: 222*4 22(1 Tm\ Delatrareand lludsoti? .... - - trie common 36'* 3fi% *'?? :5*a Erie Istpia 67'? 67% 67% 67% Erie. 2d pfd 5H M 5S ?3 ueneral Electric- 3l?> ^0<i 3U5 3U>'4 Illinois Central- Ia7% 1 ? ls7', l'>7', Lcuisvllle a Nashvilie? 136 !*>', 136 1 '>'?>? Manhattan Elevuted - <31 131^ lJOVi 131 Metropolitan St. Ky la)'-, 1-0 , 1 *) , laO', Mo., K. and T.. P?d S*% M*Z ** ? Missouri Pacific 107S* 10?% I?1 National Lead - ~ ?? ??? New York Central.. 156J4 ljti'4 1.t<>% 156'i N. V.. outano a West .? - - Norlolk ana Western ?*>', ?~% ?>'1, Northern Pacific pfd. i'sciiic Mali Steamship- <2 41'a 41% Pennsylvania K K 1?1!>^ 1S2 1:>IS? i''l*? People's Gas of Cluuago 102' , 102*. 102'-, ^ l*resaed steel car 4b",(. 46-? t'"v? ??'?'a Heading itesdlng. 1st pfd_ M1', M'-, M1, ^4_s Keading.2d pld.... t>9St ?*"? HepuOuc Steel & lron?. l<-4 17 ? ?c!? 17*.? liutiber Good* ? - -? ? - ? St. J. and S rranclsco - - ? ????? M i, and d Fran,2d pf I 72 '< 72*-4 72 S. 72"^ ?1. Louis Southwestern. 2S? 4 3U a 29!? '2!>", Louis S. W.. pid. W'? '??> > bowthern Pacific <?l14 6*!, W? Southern Uailwa<- ^>''t JC1, t#'n Southern Kail?-ay. phi. S5T4 9"-1, Tenn loaiandlron 63 US 62., 62'-, 1 rxai l"acinc_ 4?1; 42,/? I2'.? till on Pacific. iC,V, l?f>-4 10-:> lit?S Union i-acific pfd W?, I. to. Leather. IS 13'h 13 13 U. S. l*atner pXd M'i t?4', M?-? l". to. Hubber 15 la la Li C.S. Steel 57 SS 97 37-4 U.S. Steel. pM i"V ?54 Wabash aH* 2i^, ?H Uabash. pld 4 4a 4->S I W estern L niou 90* 90S, 90 * 90'-% Wiaconsln central Z7J? 27271? !4 Auier Locomotive SS'4 33 ^3 Ainar- Locomotive pld. 93 , 93''4 93^ Corn Products 30^4 30^ 3U SUSi Cprn Products, pH - - ? ? Mexican Central 2? 2? 28 Mexican National ?? "Ex. <liv.. 1V,%. tEs. dlv., 1 \t%. Baltimore Markets. IlAl.TIMuHK. June Sh. Flour dnll. imrhsnged; riH-eljus. tu.SW7 Uarrehi. export?. 1"? iiarrela. Wheat string; spot, nuatraet. NO'?a*OVii: N" 2 red. Sl',t; Jane, H0>?a*)Vs; J"lJ- T8<AaTK%; August. 77viaTT%; ?teamer No. 2 red. "S'ja"*1*: aoothern by aarnple. 'AaSlSa; mMrthern an grade. 7*V?a*lls; rneelptn. 4.1HC biixheU. ?>irn Arm. sprt and June, Jul*". ?iuthero white. G?a??S. le.urt era yellow. ?0Vss?I; reeel*u. ?>I2 bushels <?st? (white) Irm, (mixedi dull: Na. S wtrtte. ntaMW; No. 2 mixed, 4?a4K^; reeeH??. 1S.**? ?. Kye Inactive; No. 2. <*?a?l; No. 2 a eatera. ?2SaM Hay Arm. unchanged. Uraln Treights laactlve un changed. Butter Mead) , anchanged. tancy tmltt th>n. 2t?a21: da. creamery. 22a22V da. Udk-. i?a 1?: do roll. 17alS. gnod mil lSaH; store |?eked. l?alH. K?ga ftrni aad Mgtoer. lJalTH. 'h??e steady, aac&aajsed; Urge. tOaH*,; ??dtam. l<^a 1?W: saau. W,al4?w Sugar arm and lower, caarae grasnlatad. 4.71V?. Grain, Provisions and Cotton Xarketa. CJflCMM). Jane ?.-Grals: High. ? do??. Wheat?Jaly 7+V* 73% 74V* Can^x ::: 25 St ar~L. :. 55 CHiCAUO. June SO. -P.-ovtsJaas: ... Open High. Uaw <lpae Ptprk?Jalr ...... 17.77 17.92 17.T7 17 .N7 Sent .... ITJ47 18.12 1T.?7 1*.?7 ?S 2:5 '4 sS si SI NEW VOKK. June 2.r-Cwttoa: "n. H& % - *.? s-20 ?a *?"