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Ranm 0Me, Uth Strut an1 lPansyllania AVeWA,
The Evening Star Newspaper Ompany.
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Most Troublesome Questions
Have Been Settleds
The Prospective Ownership of the
Panama Railroad Must
Be Estimated.
The Panama canal project received an
other Impetus this morning after a long
period of stagnation, and the friends of
that canal now assert that the negotiations
can be concluded within the present month.
Mr. Herran, the Colombian charge here,
and Mr. Cromwell, counsel for the Panama
Canal Company, called at the State De
partment today by arrangement, sepa
rately, though In pursuit of a common
purpose. Naturally In the Incomplete state
of the negotiations the State Department
officials are unwilling to discuss details
for publication. Mr. Cromwell, however,
was willing to be quoted to the effect that
now, in the judgment of the canal company
officials, the negotiations are progressing
very satisfactorily and promise to result in
a speedy settlement and the signature of a
Annual Collections by Colombia.
All questions of principle have been mu
tually agreed upon. The issue of sover
eignty over the canal strip, of legal juris
diction and of length of franchise have
been adjusted to the satisfaction of both
artles. the United States and Columbia. All
that remains to be settled is the amount of
the annual collections made by Colomlbia
under existing conditions on account of
isthmian traMe, of which she would be
deprived under a treaty, and for which she
Is to be reimbursed by the United States.
According to the Colombian statement these
collections amount annually to $650,000,
made up of an annual payment of $250,000
from the Panama Railroad Company, a
perfectly sound asset In view of the busi
ness of the railroad, and $400,000 annuasly
on account of light house dues, port
charges, wharfage, mooring fees and sev
oral other smaller items.
In addition Colombia would become the
owner of the Panama railroad at the ex
piration of sixty years from this date, the
property being valued at somewhere be
tween $10,000,000 and $13,000,000.
Colombia would not lose all of the port
charges referred to If she signed a treaty
with the United States, for although the
latter would make thg two terminal ports
free as to tariff charges on through freight,
Colombia would still collect port dues on
local shipping not using the canal.
To Verify ligures.
Now, the United States government does
not intend that Colombia shall actually be
an annual loser on account of the construc
tion of the canal, and it will be willing to
turn over to the government of Colombia a
sum corresponding to the amounts which
are now received from these port charges
about to be lost to Colombia.
As the United States government might
itself fix the canal tolls at a sum sufficient
to Include port charges of a corresponding
amount, the canal representatives hold that
It would not thereby impose any burden
upon the United States treasury. There
fore what is now In progress Is an inquiry
with the purpose of verifying the figures as
to the canal port dues presented by Colom
bia, and when that work is completed and
the basis of the annual installment to be
paid by the United States is ascertained
only a few formalities will remain to be
disposed of before the treaty Is completed
and ready for the action of the United
States Congress.
Charged by Missouri Live Stock Ship
.per Against C., B. and Q.
Gilbert Barr of Kearney, Neb., has tiled
a complaint with the Interstate commerce
eommission against the Chicago, Burlington
and Quincy railroad, alleging the cxaction
of an unreasonable and unjust tariff on live
The complainant, who is a live stock
shipper, says that since October 4 the rail
road has compelled him to pay for trans
portation of live stock In carload lots from
Kearney to Chicago 23%. cents per 100
pounds, although a reasonable charge is 12
cents per 100 pounds.
According to the complaint, the defend
ant, by compelling complainant to pay the
higher rate, while exacting froni other
shippers for a like service the lower rate,
Is subjecting the complainant and the local
Sty from which he makes shipments to un
due and unreasonable prejudice and disad
vantage, and Is violating the interstate
commerce law. An Investigation and a
reparation of the charges alleged to have
been unlawfully collected are asked.
jive-Masted Schooner Ashore.
COTTAGE CITY, Mass., January 3.-The
five-masted schooner Van Allensboughton
of Camden, Me., went ashore here early
today. The vessel lieu broadside on the
beach and a rough sea Is running.
Spanish Minister for Gold Basis.
AMADRID, January 3.-FInance Minister
Villaverde is preparing for presentation to
the chamber a financial scheme providing
for the free coinage of gold and the abso
lute prohibition of the coinage of silver.
.The budget surplus will be empacod In the
improvement of the monetary circulation.
lire at Sthaniokin, Pa.
SHA-MOKIN, Pa., January 3.-A fire of
unknown origin broke out today in the
Grand Union tea store. The building and
stock of this company, as well as that of
Josiah Richards, dry goods, and the Singer
sewing machine store, were entirely de
stroyed. Loss, 825,000; partIally Insured.
Hindoo Bavant en a Tour.
LAN FRANCID00, January 3.-Swami
* rigunatita, a distingulshed Hindoo savant,
ham arrived bes direct fresa the Rama
Erstna amonastery, in al-nta, India, to
mak, a. pilmege aroned the leid that
will occupy train three to five yearn' time.
DRUmDnw, la-e-y, Janary a.-KIng
George is evidently growing weaker. H3i
pulse is eqtremiey Irregular and smesamma.
1y is imperceptible. The attending physi
elass are stimulating his majesty with qui
nine. The king's heart action Is febe and
hin temperature vacillates five and a half
'- degrees in half a day, falling to UI%,
His majesty's condition has grown worse
thre agthe nismnes of the patient In dis
chara esvermentbusiness.
Chairman Jenkins on the
Hoar Anti-Trust Bill.
Says That the Corporations Have
Nothing to Fear From It and the
People Nothing to Gain.
Representative John J. Jenkins, chairman
of the House committee on the judiciary.
was seen by,a Star reporter today when he
expressed his opinion of the bill for the reg
ulation of trusts framed by Senator Hoar.
Mr. Jenkins said the trusts have nothing
to fear and the people nothing to gain by
the new anti-trust measure.
"It is practically on the lines of bills
heretofore introduced." said Representative
Jenkins. "Its scope and effect are the
same. and the main difference is in phrase
ology. What I say with reference to the
bill has no application to those bills relat
ing to foreign commerce, as, in my judg
ment, the power of Congress is much more
limited in interstate than in foreign conj
merce. The trusts have nothing to fear
from it, and the people nothing to hope for,
in case it is written into the statutes of this
Congress Powerless.
"For many years I have had decided
views on this question and have been very
clear that Congress could do nothing
constitutional which would be benelcial
or practical. We must have a con
stitutional amendment giving Congress
control of commerce in the states as
well as over comunerce between the
states, and placing all of the agencies and
instruments of commerce under federal
control. In a radical and apparently vin
dictive manner we are asked to undo in this
bill what this government was organized
to do, and what our people have been doing
in a lawful manner for over a hundred
years. If this is all that can be suggested
after months of study by such an able and
distinguished gentleman, I am content with
my judgment.
Chief Constitutional Objection.
"The principal constitlutional objections
are that it Is a clear exercise of the police
power of the government, never conferred
upon Congress, but expressly reserved to
the states. In other words, it assumes to
exercise powers enjoyed only by the states.
It operates as a restraint upon commerce,
something beyond the power of Congress to
do, as Congress has only power to regulate
commerce between the states, and not re
strict it; it interferes with the liberty of
contract guaranteed to the citizen by both
state and federal constitutions; it deprives
the citizen of property without any com
pensation; it is an attempt to legislate in
the interest of one class against another;
it exempts a class.of persons and corpora
tions engaged in interstate commerce, which
the Supreme Court of the United States
says Congress has no power to do-that is,
to create exemptions.
Two Features of the Bill.
"There are only two prominent features
in the bill. One is commonly called the
publicity feature and the other seeks to
prevent discrimination in sales. As far as
the publicity branch of it is concerned. it
is only aimed at those corporations engaged
in bnsiness where there is no double liabil
ity of stockholders. This is a question of
no interest to the people at large, and only
affects creditors of the corporation when.
the corporation becomes insolvent. Hence,
such publicity will be of no value or serv
ice to the people demanding remedial legis
lation. If this provision should be held by
the Supreme Court to be constitutional it
could be evaded by the states imposing a
double liability on all stockholders-and to
this I have no objection-or the corporation
can withdraw itself from interstate com
merce and compel the purchaser to go
where the manufactured product is, and
thus force the purchaser into interstate
commerce which violates no law. Or the
corporation, protected by the laws of the
state, can sell to a local dealer, who will
engage in interstate commerce in place of
the offending corporation, and who will not
come within the condemnation of this bill.
Understand, there are many things that I
think the states ought to do, but I am con
fining my observations to the power of
Congress, and am not suggesting to the
states their duty.
Powe of Congress.
"To a more perfect understanding of the
question, we must keep in mind that the
power of Congress is limited to interstate
comerce. That is. the states have su
preme control over the manufactured prod
uct, even though expressly manufactured
for the purpose of interstate commerce, and
under the law the power of Congress can
not be exercised until the subjects or arti
cles of commerce are started on their jour
ney to another state, and the power of Con
gress is then retained until the product
reaches its destination, and as soon as
placed for business purposes, as other prop
erty in the state is placed, the power of the
state attaches.. If the state receives the
property willingly and treats it as other
property in the state the power of the fed
eral government ceases as soon as the
property reaches its destination.
Attorney General's Authority.
"I am therefore at a loss to know how
Congress can interfere with manufacture
or sale, and I am also &t a loss to know
how th~e Attorney General can be author
bed by Congress to go either to the monop
ly of manufacture or the monopoly of sale
and ascertain what contracts have been en
tered into for mnanufacture and sale, both
elements being in the power of the states
and absolutely beyond the power of Con
The Supreme Court of the United States
has passed most fully on the monopoly of
manufacture in the sugar trust. case, hold
in that that great monopoly in manufac
ture is wholly within the control. of the
state of New Jersey and beyond the reach
of the powers of Congress. The same
principle applies at the end of transit., In
other words. before and after the transit'
the subjects of interstate commerce are
beyond the power of Congress. But the lim
itation on the sale is with reference to the
fair market value of the product, or at less
price than it is aee sto amindgo
tatlt .msskme ecomed take
his ention to se Wia hr amasket vetees.
whie would hbeu tmt to peeve. or
sell at the ma ub that he hed bees -s
monmend to demad
*11ere is an totesterence with the Ubesty
of emtmEat. when the amannlkmat
strogly en=.amn If a man ha. a large
anount of property on hand and has many
obligatIons to meet, to pay labor -and bills.
he cannot sell his product, but maust go to
jail, and theo corporation go into hank
rupty. On the other hand, the consumer,
wo 1 ipterested In puroasifuag s heaggy
privilege. Such legislation is suggestive I N WCBEK P UY tr"b aeilgl n aoslgsa
of a new departure, not only unwarranted jto nbiglbkaest eipioe
by the Constitution, but extremely dan
gerous in principle and effect. If there is o pietr esgsBtenSn fr etn ntesreswt hlrn
any call for such extreme and doubtful PacsoadHnll.ATVT PVLAOS
legislation, what is the objection to imme- SNFACSO aur .TEnw_____
diately removing all doubts by the creation
of a new power which will permit the nee-Porccbehsbe coddwt e-Pol o eta mrcnCte
essary legislation to deal with this ques-sasevrsnetefrt luercmAamdbyEu ios
tion?" truhtewr rmHnll hrl
OLD ISSUES GOE feetoeaosto-un tteSnSnFacso aur .Tevlaoo
Perry Heath Can See No Reason fortieoupetra.Wnthcalwaishotnotfrendtngtilmnts
Opposing Republican Policies. ie vrt h otatr atngtotehaesIo aymls
Mr. Perry S. Heath, secretary of the na- ta ,0 od a ~sd~twe a ot qoe
tional republican committee, who is at the FacsoadIlnllt vr ods slo nSlaosot ot mk
Raleigh, said to a representative of The faseth le ih py Abu an lva vry afhor nd tngt
Star today: "Not one of the issues of either ogtuary esag Wettrgh lva un don hem nai sdena
1900 or 1902 will, in my opinion, cut any avrgn te WodtoiefesgeThe sram ffr.
figure in the national campaign of 1904. Iweefo th puicofcasoHaai TenabatsfGaemlCtyer
comne, as you know, from a silver state,an thpulcbdeofteilnsfrm tttevocoatAtanwlbekot
Utah, my home. The elections of both 1900fo aiu hmes0 omread h ecatfrmn ie srw
and 1902 eliminated silver as an issue in bad ftaeo h alosoe rm wt uiesoefo h ocn at
any sense. Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Mon- svrllrecmecashpe n rm Mra
tana, all gave large republican majorities prat nidusatbtenso th
last Nov'emnber-majorities for the gold wie
standard. 'Imperialism,' expansion a~nd oe o opietr eae ops
President Roosevelt's government of theModymrigtqlnwilbreual ovaadPruAeeRadngSt
Philippines were mentioned, but the more opndfraimeae. teetofDsu.
they were mentioned the greater became *aaTeBlva iitrhsrcie a
the republican victory. Tariff revision is CLIEA TET008M.bermsyn htteBlva oen
not demanded generally, and the talk ofethssge ret o rirto
reducing the. tariff on trust-made articles, mcrc ad Cbe~r- rs o ihterpbi fPr ostl h on
or punishing the trusts by free trade, isayqeton h rirto eetdi
regarded wherever I have traveled duringe
the past six months as a fallacy, and is not CIA OJnay 3.'8irlpsos_ ___________
popular. The democrats first raised thisa r
question, raised it for the purpose of creat-colsneaytdyatMla ee vnu
ing an issue and dividing the republican an Hase stetbe eeacaltri BACLNSi,-Jnuy -h
party, but they have not succeeded. The
democrats are free traders first and last,ananeetica.Teerweecodd pocehvseedarclm inisudb
and protectionists will not take to this adapncese mn h asnes retn nrhssadamda eo
proposition. Republican. do not beleve in Ablne adpto aosrmvdQin otvc rsdn fAgnia
killing a patient in order to cure it, Dur- teijrdt h optlwoi o nti iy h netv o
ing the past six weeks I have been asked teatc ntevc rsdn a h
by at least a score of democratic business Thknw inue:rctex lso ofarcss*ro te
men what issue divided the two parties, AtoyTs;ctaotfc.adlgii retn eulc
and I could not inform them. They all jrd
sad they were for sound money, retentionOtochae;bhlgsmned ieasanaSa.
of our new territory, and opposed to free
trade as a means of killing the trusts. It FakEca;lgfatrdadbusd LNOJnay3-h y-lcina
we were to begin a national campaign to-abuboy
anorrow I have no idea what the democratsArhrBafr;ipiroctaNwaktyeedytoiltevcny
would present in antagonism to our present Thslpeycniiafteriscudinhe ose fcmm scuedb te
plceofprogress and prosperity."th acietdetofHry calotrsuedna
Postmastet General Payne Hears Promtinhdamjryofuwdof10,M.
Postmaster Oates.LNDNJaur .T&riiicesThAno-eanplncaantVne
Postmaster General Payne received a ca- i etn nhrereu nIeuie ul lydapoietpr ntecm
ble dispatch from Honolulu this morningpagM.Rsviousy poin th
announcing the completion of the cable be- adte~isaiigte~rnt' ul
tween the Hawaiian territory and the akolde nterpf e i eet 5f''y sol nteRcs
United States. The-dispatch was from Post-comteofheoseoudJIadt
master James If. Oates, as follow's: dy u h eeisrgzdd CIAO aur .AWbs as
"The postmaster and the staff of the. pos- o a-ecig .wytasoti n h ok tMntu
tal service at Honolulu send the compli- Tecm itefns ~ ~ adi onigt ics asacsoc
ments of the season to ,the Postmasteras Garehn-ssofwhc wul cs
eral en the completion of cable communica- tenwppr npbbn trigoe 3000
tion between Hawaii and the United States,. rcs u h owte ~o ae oI_________
"JAMES M. OATES, Postmaster,"reomn sprhbii it dnl..-**
The Postmaster General sent a suitable t norg ihn~y gtO Lcy adi a acr
reply to the greetings.
New Pourth-Class Peastes -at e
There were twenty-nine fourth-class p - tionena oing obst-e to cancrion
masters appointed today, of whom tenty- C his S f b th on che shyciadrwn o
gerous cIng ofncpl the casct say ther paten
thre were to fill vacancies causedby death F tio an onso b to
lad reignato an three to Il me i SAN RA O Jan
edia ey removal at ths cr+=et-hin
poate# the felewing cs we Virgina: i c hL bASO Tena Aur C.-Nes
Robert P. Nasse Jr.. Churchwood, Pu- ..bl lnt i1 pteSuhr a~i
esaylgsaint deal wit th~ qus s a s w tve since !~~iu e'hs ee the fistfltercaellrmdy Eruptione
tion?" ~*thu ?- ~ ?7 thewr rmHnll hrl wORNTO icarzgtiedDepmer 15u, ia
INk~ m . after J11sC D'cloc -ew Yeasiihned.-dif
Franctsc Instrument -i Ae e a , tsd.
e eh post ASseee wa Rassn t rc as
e a dispatch froer pFlo l0 i given oher to the antnlsng-rt heve many Dles
the arrest in that territory -o Rafel Rled- Mud, nea t,
rigus on a charse of etehn0lmenrtd Rod
Rico. rad it is alleged he stole about th e w Francsn66 Ee word so leasi Savdr shots forthsmk
halds.gh a t a rrseoftatie oaf hve fa en ao e wte pay. Abo t n aaeeyhl orada ih
from the mails that passe s through hiw
1Mo 90 bees , Ia n mysw opinion cprut. ny avrgn tnwrs letes hs tea m fie
an . The patlir b i oh caak
and190 eimiatd slve a anIsue n Complime tary oftesag esletw en frm wtSanc -oe rmtevocn at
any en~. Clorao, tah Idao, on-se Fra ncisgeco ecaio s and fronoluli.
tana, ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ A aRACICO Janure eulcn aoiis rvt ndvdas a ry 8.--Tens fhee
thw roug th wi e f o Io ol l h rl
last Noember-ajorites foferento T o peadtomrstok turns atle thle an33 RBT ATD
stanard. 'Imeriaism, exansin a Frapncisrcopirmentafr nieteaen conpscu
President ~ ~ ~ ~ ~iv Rosvl'hoeneto h ouymrninesterda. WhAen thil-e ceabl wa iisn Pr ge egrigSt
they ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ie over totine the contrator beaast0-nhiglvinmiiserhsteciedaoa
not ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ts detsde qualities, and tns rumlnk ,nd lessssindateayfrarirto
red cin th - trif ontrut-m de rtile avEecring ten d tobl e hessage.h Tese t herpbi f eut etl h on
or ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ n thesin publi bodies of thee tslands fromIL-I - - _
Delegate Smith Talks on the
Says the Bill Will Pass 'or Look Out
for an Extra Session of
Mr. Mark A. Smith, delegate in Congress
from Arizona, has returned to town from
a vacation spent at his old Kentucky home.
He comes back chuck full of fight in behalf
of the omnibus statehood bill. In the pres
ent status of the bill-it is in the Senate
he cannot do much more than 'stand out
side and hold the sponge while he cheers
on the fighters, but he is ready and willing
to do what he can.
"That omnibus bill will pass Congress, or
there will be an extra session," he said to
a Star reporter today. "When I say that
I do not mean to make threats of obstruct
tig the business of Congress on the part of
friends of the bill. They are not the ob
structionists. in this case; it's the other
side that is doing the obstructing.
Has a Clear Majority.
"As the case stands the omnibus state
hood bill has a clear majority of six votes
in the United States Senate. That is the
minimum figure. There are four or five
more votes under cover. Now, all the
friends of statehood ask is that the ma
jority of the United States Senate will be
p( rmitted to express itself by vote.
"The friends of the statehood bill are
ready to have a vote on that bill after
the reading of the journal in the Senate to
morrow, or at any moment or hour there
after-the sooner the better. The bill has
influential friends in the Senate among re
publicans. In my opinion it will pass.
There is some talk of going on with debate
on the trust bill. Well, if the Senate wants
to talk trusts they will find that Senator
Quay can talk, too. The interposition of a
trust debate is merely obstruction.
The Opposition.
"The opposition to the bill comes from
the coterie of omnipotence in the Senate
that would rule everything their own way.
The entrance of six more senators, provided
for in the bil!, means the dilution, perhaps,
of the power of the coterie. It means that
six more voices will be heard in council
and in making committee assignments."
Mr. Smith was asked his opinion of the
suggestion to incorporate Arizona and New
Mexico as one state.
"That proposition is untenable. The state
would be an empire in area. The traveling
expenses of carrying on the ordinary busi
ness of state officials would bankrupt the
community. The people do not want the
two territories combined. We want what
the national conventions of both parties
have promised us, statehood for Arizona
and New Mexico.
"If a policy of obstruction is pursued by
the minority of the Senate and this bill is
held up, look out for an extra session of
Senator Quay Ready to Resome.
Senator Quay, the leider of the fight for
the statehood bill, who has been recuperat
ing in Florida during the recess, will be on
hand when the Senate meets next Monday
to resume the fight for his bill. He proposes,
it is said, to contest every motion that may
be offered to set other business before the
bill. The bill has the right of way, as un
finished business, and can only be displaced
by a majority vote of the Senate or by
unanimous consent.
Senator Hoar has given notice that he
proposes to address the Senate on his anti
trust bill next Tuesday.
Army Orders.
The leaves of absence granted Lieut. Col.
M. B. Hughes, 10th Cavalry; Second Lieut.
William E. Gilmore, 15th Infantry, and
Second Lieut. Robert G. Caldwell, 13th
Infantry, have been extended one month
in each case on account of,.sickness.
A board of survey, consisting of Major
Charles Byrne, 30th Infantry, and -Capt.
Henry D. Borup, ordnance department, and
Capt. C. F. Kieffer, assistant surgeon, has
been ordered to assemble at the quarter
master's depot, Philadelphia, to ascertain
and fix the responsibility for any deficiencies
or damage to the quartermaster's property
received at that depot during the calendar
year beginning January 1, 1908.
The Navy Department is informed that
the torpedo boat Worden has been placed
In commission at the navy yard, Norfolk.
Naval Orders.
Capt. A. B. H. Lillie has been ordered to
the navy yard, League Island, Pa..
Paymaster W. B. Wilcox, from the New
ark to the Alabama.
Chief Boatswain J. J. Killn, from recruit
ing duty to the navy yard, Portsmouth,
Paymaster .C. S. W~iflas from the Ala
bama to the Newark.
l'ersonal Mention.
Mr. H. F. Robinson and Mr. John Hill
Morgan of New York are at the Arlington.
Mr. W. S. Harvey of Philadelphia and Mr.
J. F. Nolan of Albany, N. Y., are at the
New Willard.
Mr. R. A. Cartet t Plttsburg and Mr.
Boyle Ominroff of Paris are at the Raleigh.
Mr. L. Albert Samstag and Mr. Walter
Lewsohn of New York are at the Raleigh.
Mr. Roscoe Walsworth of Arizona is via
Iting Washington.
Mr. Ed*ard J. Graham of Albany, N. Y..
formerly private secretary to the Secretary
of the Treasury, is on a visit to this city.
He is at the Raleigh.
Dr. Frank Lee Biscoe of 813 21st street
northwest has returned from New York
and will reside permaflently in this city.
National Bank Circulation.'
The monthly circulation statement issued
by the controller of the currency shows
that at the close of the caedar year the
total cienamnqgnational bank notes wasn
$88929.84, an Increase for the yedr of $24
60058, and an increase for, the month of
,270. The circulation burne on United
States bonds amounted to P38220A4 an
tfeise lfor t~0- ear et P1US5S aanan a
rresse fqr th~e month of $1,02448. Th
cirulationi secured by lawful enmser
emo ggL S4 1,9l40,. an inesse forth
yea of1L21.G.and a deoreeae ter sie
meth ef 4U.~4%e 6pn" of aita
iculaing note was R4u en Ma and to
secure pablic deposi% U38,SS..0
POW ?OWNBEND. ag.aga
It would take 35,OOasdrcularl
to reach the homes The Star1
reaches. At one cent postage
the mailing alone would cost
$350, with twice as much morea
for printing, envelopes and ad
dressing, or over $i,ooo to sak, I
what The Star will print for a t
few dollars.
Five Hundred Scientists Re
ceived by the President.
Perry Heath Pleased at Republican
Prospects in West-Other of
Today's Callers,
President and Mrs. Roosevelt went for
horseback ride today, and the callers who
visited the White House after 10:30 o'clock
were informed that the President would
not again be in the office during the day.
Shortly after 10 o'clock the President re
ceived about 500 members of the American
Association for the Advancement .of Science,
which has been in session in this city. The
reception was by card. The scientists were
placed In the state dining room and the
President stood just inside the red room.
the line passing him there. The east rooza
was closed on account of some work, and
that is why the reception was not held
Mr. von Holleben, the German ambassa
dor. called on the President early this
morning and presented the new naval at
tache of the German legation, Command
Assistant Secretary Brigham of the De
partment of Agriculture presented the
members of the executive committee of the
National Grange. The committee consists
of Aaron Jones, master of the National
Grange; C. J. Bell of Vermont; E. B. Nor
ris, master of the New York Grange; Capt.
W. W. Miller, secretary of the state board
of agriculture of Ohio, and F. A. Derthick.
master of the Ohio State Grange. The cona
mittee was called to meet In Washington
by the death of John Trimble, for many
years secretary of the National Grage.
His burial was fixed for today, and the
committee came here to attend that and to
take charge of the business of the offlce.
The Beet Sugar Situation.
Henry T. Oxnard, the head of the beet
sugar trust, had a conference with the
President early this morning. Mr. Oxnard
will probably remain here until the meeting
in this city next week of the bect sugar in
terests of the country. It Is stated that
while the beet sugar men believe it would
be unfair to them to cut the duty on Cuban
sugar 25 per cent they will not oppose rati
fication of the Cuban treaty for the reason
that their business is being hurt more by
continued agitation of the question of lower
duties than it will be if the cut is made.
They desire. it is claimed, to have this
question settled at this session of Congress
one way or another, so that capital may
know on just what kind of a basis it may
invest in beet sugar enterprises.
It is said among beet sugar men t
comparatively little capital .has been
vested in the beet sugar business since the
beginning of the Cuban tariff reduction or
reciprocity agitation, and that capital wI
continue to be tkmid In this direction unti
the matter is settled permanently, which it
is hoped will be done soon.
Henry S. Foote, judge of the citizenship
court of Indian territory, called on the
President this morning to pay his respects.
A Mormon Wil Be Speaker.
Perry Heath, former assistant postmaster
general, called at the White House today.
His connection with one of the large*
newspapers in Salt Lake has placed hism
back In newspaper work in a way to allw
him to get some satisfaction out of life,
Reply ing to a question as to the election
of a senator from Utah to succeed Senatoc
Rawlins, democrat. Mr. Heath said: "The
republicans have the legislature by an overt,
whelming number, and will send a republi
can senator here. The Mormon faith is
largely represented in the legislature, and
it is well understood in Utah that a senatog
of that religion will be chosen. Mr. Smoot,
an apostle of the Mormon Church, is one
of the most prominent candidates, and the
opinion of many members of the legislature
is that he will be elected to fill the vacan.
cy." Mr. Heath is pleased with general re
publican prospects throughout the west,
and regards the cutlook for the party as the
With the reassembling of Congress the
President's brief holiday respite will be
ended, and from Monday on be will follow
the daily routine of seeing and talking with
members of Congress about legislation, ap
pointments, personal and political matters.
Soon after Congress adjourns in March the
President will begin to complete his plans
for a long trip through the west, extending
as far as the Pacific coast. He will be gone
from Washington proba'bly two months.
National Metropolitan Bank Building
to Be Improved.
It has been decided by the directors of
the National Metropolitan Bank to mnake
some changes and alterations in the bank
ing building on 15th street between F and
G streets. The principal change will be the
lowering of the floor of the banking rocom,
so as to bring It about on a level with the
street. It Is the Intention to do away with
the flight of steps that now give access to
the principal entrance, so that the latter
will only be a step or two up from the street
level. There will be no Interruption in the
business of the bank while the alteratione
are In progress, and It is expected that the
work will be begun and completed in the
early spring.
In view of other plans which the directors
have in mind these changes are only of a
temporary character, and will be under'
taken mainly because it was found that It
would be impossible to erect a new buid
ing on this site within a remmaehe limg,
An order for a steel vault could not be
alled for two years, and in other reetlnas
it was discovered that in the event an at
tempt was- made to erect a now streeture
the work could not be carried ona with the
requisite promptness
The erection of a new building is there
fore deferred until the conditions are more
DIscrmnaic Charges Thated
The Southern railway has fled, with the
interstate commerce commiesion an answer
denying the allegations of 4:-erimlnatm
made In the compait of R. WA. Austia ot
Kaerville, Tenn., who charged that his
"Live and Let Live C on," fe"ado to
furnish coal cheaply to the poor, was belig
discriminated ayainst in the furnishng of
marrytag f.ans=
tion of the ak.stno h rudta
with-intha th "ere has hmBs*
wude ora enie hat these or bee
erim.t=sa as to lersns or leaiiise..
ays it esuid not osmpty with the ume
of the ansmplesiname whoe is not a goal ah -
per, without-u -tdi- ""
aNW Year. Jan.ary san4as
Etiettea.he Frews -atr arstes hes
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