REPORTED TO SEATE
Anti-Trust Bill From Tu
MR. PLATT IS OPO8ED
CONSI)E BOXX YZATUnS UN
House Adopts Rule to Include Legis
lation in the Naval Zill-Dem
Soon after the Senate met today Mr.
Hoar from the committee on judiciary re
ported the House anti-trust bill as amend
ed. Mr. Platt (Conn.) of the committee
stated that it vas not a unanimous report,
and that he was. opposed to the measure.
He said a large proportion of the bill had
been more wisely and appropriately treated
in legislation recently enacted. Concerning
the new features there were, he said, un
constitutional provisions In them. Even
if they were within the constitutional au
thority of Congress. they are mischievous
and will work great injury to the business
interests of the United States.
A House bill was passed granting a pen
sion of $30 a month to the widow of Repre
sentative John N. W. Rumple of Iowa, who
was a captain of volunteert in the civil war.
The usual resoludon providing for the
reading in the Senate Monday, February
23, of Washington's farewell address was
adopted, and the president pro tempore
designated Mr. Dubois of Idaho as the
MIscellan1ous Bill Passed.
Bills were passed as follows: To extend
the limit of cost to $70,000 of the United
States post office building at Marblehead,
Mass.; to authorize the absentee Wyandotte
Indians to select certain lands,. and for
other purposes; for the purchase of a site
and the erection of a building thereon at
Oregon City, Ore., and appropriating $100,
The Quay resolution asking for a vote on
the statehood bill went over.
The Carmack resolution directing the
committee on Philippines to visit the is
lands to investigate conditions, was on Mr.
Lodge's motion, referred to the committee
on Philippines on a yes, and nay vote, 37 to
A resolution by Mr. Dubois requiring the
civil service commission to furnish the Sen
ate information regarding the dismissal of
lmer Forshay from the office of the sur
veyor general of Idaho, provoked consider
able discussion, which lasted until 2 o'clock,
when it went over until tomorrow.
Mr. Depew Resu=es.
The statehood bill thin was taken up and
Mr. Depew resumed his remarks in opposi
tion to it.
HOUSE OF BEPRESENTATIVES.
After the reading of the Journal in the
House of Representatives today, Mr.
Cooper (Texas) called attention to the fact
that through an error in the Record i bill
passed yesterday relating to an appropria
tion in the river and harbor bill for Sabine
pass technically repealed the river and har
bor bill. As the matter was somewhat com
plicated, it was allowed to go over until to
Mr. Littlefield (Maine), as a matter of
privilege, criticised some remarks of Mr.
Sulzer (N. Y.) as they appeared in the
Record. He also denied some assertions
made in a newspaper article concerning the
Littlefield anti-trust bill.
Mr. Sulzer replied in a semi-humorous
vein, saying Mr. Littlefield's speech was his
defense for his failure to pass his anti-trust
bill, as promised last summer.
Mr. Littlefield did not pursue the matter
further, except to declare with great em
phasis that a statement made by Mr. Sulzer
was made with the knowledge that it was
Mr. Dalzell, from the committee on rules,
then presented a special rule, making in
order the legislation reported in the naval
bill for the increase of the personnel of the
navy and for the increase of the limit of
cost of the Naval Academy. He explained
how vital the proposed legislation was, and
read the recommendations of the Secretary
of the Navy on the subject.
Mr. Richardson (Ter.) and Mr. Under
wood (Ala.) both denounced the principle
involved in the rule as vicious.
The resolution was adopted without divis
ion, and the House went into committee of
the whole and entered upon the considera
tion of the naval appropriation bill.
Mr. Foss. chairman of the committee in
charge of the bill, made a preliminary state
ment explaining its important feature., and
dwelling especially upon the necessity for
providing additional offcers in the navy.
TO aimW1 Tm AxWYA1DR,
Mate Aarmnon Sails on the Collier
The Navy Department is informed that
the collier Lebanon lightened her cargo of
coal at Norfolk this morning, preparatory
to starting forth on the broad Atlantic in
search of the collier Alexander, which was
disabled a few hundred miles north of
Porto Rico by the breaking of her propeller
shaft on the night of the 10th instant, and
has since been drifting helplessly at the
mercy of wind and wave. Mate Thomas
Adamson of the Ill-fated vessel is a passen
ger on the relief ship Lebanon, and will
direct its movements toward the probable
course of the drifting vessel. The story of
how Mate Adamson and four brave com
panions left the Alexander at sea and
started in a rowboat for Nassau, 400 miles
distant, and how they were picked up by
the steamer Admiral Schley and brought
to this country, after spending two nights
and two days in the open sea, was told in
When he was at the Navy Department
yesterday Mate Adanmson Informed the off
cials that the Alexander, despite the dis
ablement of her machinery and steering ap
paratus, was stanch and sound and able
to withstand the elements for some time to
come, if not caught In the path of a hurri
cane or an unusually violent tropical tem
pest. There are forty men on the vessel,
including the master, Capt. G3ove, and they
are abundantly supplied with provisions
and water, so that there is no occa
siln for alarm as to their safety, except
In the possible event of a storm of unusual
severity. It is regarded as a strong poe
uibility that the Alexander has been al
ready sighted by one of the aumerous mer
chant steamers plying in those waters, and
that she is being towed to a port of safety,
or. if that is not plasible, that her captain
and crew have been taken off and are now
on their way to the United State. The
vessel will not be abandoned, however, so
long as there is the ightest chance of
her salvage. A strong element in her
favor lies in the iact that she is schooner
ried and Is able to keep herself steady
a mae sow progrem with favorsbie
Zeport That Chief Justiee Alvey Ez
-et to Betire,
A rumor has been In circulation of late
in local legal circles' that Chief Justice
Alvey of the Court of Appeal. of the Dis
trict of Columbia will moon tender his res
___ ignation, or retire from the bench becauss
et Ill-health. In view of *Ms ror a
meeting of a number of promient mnen
bers of the bar, It is understood, was held
last evening in order to take steps to bring
abeet the apeinmnt of Mr. L I. Der
llngton to teCourt of Appeals bench In
the event a vaane occurs.
It is stated, however, that Mr. Darilngton
wil delin toperithis name to be used
3Es the Basnm. m=ss.,
Mere men lash abilig than eppertunity.
THE CANAL TREATY
Proposed to Give It Right of
Way in thil8nato,
A REPUBLICAN CAUCUB
ACTION TO =E TA3= THES AT
Senator Quay, It is Understood, Will
ing to Lay Aside the State
Soon after the Senate assembled today
Mr. Quay called up the resolution which
came over from the previous day express
Ing the sense of the Senate to be favorable
to a vote on the statehood bill some tjme
before March 2.
When the resolution was read Senator
Jones, the democratic leader, said that he
had no objection to the resolution, provided
that it did not contemplate the arbitrary
fixing of a date for a vote by the majority.
He said that if the resolution meant only
to express the sense of the Senate that a
vote should be had by unanimous consent,
with due regard to the wishes of the mi
nority, he would"be glad to vote for it.
Not a Step Toward Cloture.
Mr. Quay replied that the resolution was
not in the nature of a step toward cloture.
He said it was intended simply to express
the feeUng of a majority of the Senate that
a vote should be taken on the statehood
bill. He ventured .the opinion that among
the opponents of statehood would be found
senators who, as he exprelsed. it, were fair
enough to admit that a vote should be
taken, and .his resolution offered a means
for such senators going upon record to that
extent. Senator Quay said he did not de
ire to urge the resolution upon the Senate
at this time, however, and asked that it
be placed on the calendar.
Senator Spooner thought that the resolu
tion should be referred to the committee
on rules, and said he would make that
motion. Senator Quay came back at him
at once with the suggestion that the sense
of the Senate should be tested upon that
question and that a vote might as well be
taken at once.
Mr. Aldrich remarked that he did not
suppose the senator from Pennsylvania
could get a vote on that reference without
Xr. Spooner's Motion Withdrawn.
Then it developed that Mr. Spooner and
the anti-statehood forces were not anxious
for a test vote. Mr. Spooner withdrew his
motion to refer the resolution to the com
mittee on rules, and the resolution went to
the calendar. There It retains the position
from which It can be taken at any time by
a majority vote of the Senate and passed, if
a majortty desire. Thus, having secured in
advance acquiesence from the democrats in
his proposition that the Senate should voice
its belief that a vote should be taken, Sen
ator Quay can, at any time, call up the
resolution. Naturally, it will be subject to
the same interminable debate to which the
pending measure has been subject for
weeks, and it is not likely that the oppo
nente of statehood will permit that resolu
tion to come to a vote.
There Is no probability that Senator
Spooner will endeavor to press a cloture
resolution upon the Senate. Senator Quay
very adroitly divested his resolution of its
semblance to cloture, thereby disarming the
democrats. Senator Quay has been Inform
ed by his democratic allies In the. statehood
fight that they would see the statehood bill
at the bottom of the deep, deep sea, al
though that is not quite the language used,
before they would consent to its passage
by a cloture -resolutin. The democrats
would not hesitate a moment to vote against
statehood if it involved cloture.
Opinion of the Steering Committee.
After the Senate adjourned last evening
there was an important meeting of the
steering committee of the republicans in
Senator Allison's committee room. All of
the republican members of the steering
committee, except one, who Is a friend of
the omnibus bill, were present. The meet
ing was called to devise possible ways and
means of obtaining a vote on the Panama
canal treaty. The result of the meeting is
expected to be shown in a move which will
be made In the Senate this evening or to
morrow looking to a final effort to get up
the canal treaty for ratification.
At last night's meeting of the steering
committee the danger which menaces the
treaty by prolonged discussion was gone
over thoroughly. It was pointed out that
the option which this government holds
upon the Panama canal property expires
March 4. Some of the friends of the Pana
ma project were anxious that the treaty
should be ratified now Instead of being
postponed for consideration at a special
session of the Senate after March 4.
The reason for desiring ratification before
March 4 is wenl understood in senatorial cir
cdes. The belief is strong that If this op
tion expires harder terms will be proposed
when another deal Is entered upon. The
argument which has been put forward for
Immediate ratification has been that an ad-.
vance of ten to twenty million dollars in the
price of the property is not Impossible.
This Afternoon's Caucus.
Pursuant to the understanding reached at
last night's meeting of the steering com
mittee, the republicans of the Senate were
notified during the afternoon of a republi
can caucus to be held tils afternoon. In
that caucus It will be proposed to make the
Panama canal treaty a party measure and
to hold it before the Senate until a; vote is
reached. It is realised that determined op
position to the treaty is manifested by only
one or two senators and it is the opinion of
republican leaders that such a slight oppo
sition should not be permitted to defeat the
Senator Quay, it is understood, is willing
to temporarily lay aside the statehood bill
for a reasonable length of time In order to
give the two treaties right of way. He is
willing that debate shall proceed for a
time suffilent to prove whether a success
ful filibuster can or cannot be made against
The caucus this afternoon will deal more
especially with the Panama canal treaty.
It Is realised that there is more opposition
to the Cuban treaty, and that it might be
difficult to hold the Cuban treaty before
the Senate against the wishes of the friends
-of the statehood bin. It may be stated that
the advocacy of the Cuban treaty among
the republican managers is not nearly so
determined as the advocacy of the Panamae
treaty. It was the belie! of the Senate lesa
era that it would be possible at the caucus
this afternoon to make the Panama treaty
a strict party measure and hold it before
the Senate with the acquiescence of Seat gr
Quay and the statehood forces for several
days until all debate shall be exhausted and
a vote reached upon it.
Secretary Hay's Intetion.
As stated, the option extended by the
Panama. Canal Company to the United
States government to purchase Its fran
chise and properties espir'es March 4 next.
It is -now anifestkly impossible for a. treaty
to be carried tpo the point of completion in
the two weeks remaining of the period
named in the option. Ev.en If the Senate
should ratify the -Panama treaty tomor
row It would still require similar action on
the part of th. Colombian eeongsma and
then a consideable time must elaps be
fore the Snal ratifications absolutely neces
sary to effect the treaty canube -eah==ge
so that even under the mast favorable con
ditions the treaty emanot be put In force
before the ed of tihe Sepal year
So Secretary Hay has arrand t
vent any lase of the privileges
by the United States In the option, and also
to preclude any chage et the termos of the
Panama Canal Cmprane's offer to elese
with the cempany on the terms it now of
fern, just as seen as.h Smnate has set liW
approval an the treaty. Is that way bP
faemnalb' notifying the eanal eseay -eat
the United States has aneeptedi
tion ad Will pay doer the aan
Oondludm Rwahea' by 1W~
RESTR0CTION AS TO CONT OF OW
- RUILDING .
Porto Rims= to 3a Eligible for En
listment in the R 0gulag
The conferees on the amy apVprotatIO
bill came to an agreement today.
The Senate amendment appropritlig
$12,000 to enable the Secretary of War-to
p*chase from Francis IL Heitman the
manuscript of the Historical Register of
the United States from 1789 to date and,
for printing 6,000 copies of the work was
retained in the bill. The information di
vision of the adjutant general's office Is not
permitted under section 192,' Revised Stat
utes, to subscribe for newspapers by a
provision agreed to. A Senate provision
was agreed to to the effect that hereafter
the purchase of signal stores and equip
ment or the engagement of services not
personal, by the Signal Corps of the army,
may be made by the Signal Corps In open.
market in the manner common among busi
ness men when the aggregate of the
amount required does not exceed $200. but
every such purchase or employment shall
be promptly reported to the Secretary Of
Artillery Corps Electricta.
It is also provided that there shall be
added to the Artillery Corps twenty-five
master electricians, to be enlisted by the
Secretary of War, after such examination
as he may prescribe, who shall receive $75
a month and the allowance of an ordnance
The provision that the Secretary of War
may detail twenty retired officers when
ever In his judgment the public Interests
may require it, Is retained, but the author
ity to so detail them "as military attaches
at the United States embassies and lega
tions abroad" is stricken out.
tetirement of Army Offcers.
The Senate amendment in relation to the
retirement of officers who saw service in
the civil war is agreed to. with further
amendment making it apply only to offi
cers who served In the civil war more than
one year. This amendment as agreed to by
the conferees reads as follows: "And any
officer of the army now on the active list
below the grade of major general who
served with credit as an officer or an en
listed man in the regular orIvolunteer serv
ice during the civil war for more than one
year before April 15, 1885, may when re
tired be retired by the President, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate,
with the rank and retired pay of the next
higher grade. This section shall apply to
officers who have been retired on or since
the Uth day of August 188. but shall not
apply to any officer whose service on the
active list does not exceed twenty yars.
and shall not apply to any offlcer who has
been placed on the retired list by virtus of
any special act of Congreses, nor to any of
fIcer who has already received an advance
of grade at the time of retirement or with
a view to retirement."
Right to Deposit Pay.
The right of offleers to deposit their pay
at 8 per cent on the same terms as enlisted
men is agreed to, with an amendment that
no officer shall have such deposith at any
time in excess of $5,000.
The Senate amendments making appro
priation to reimburse owners of private
property for damage sustained by gun firing
and mortar practice at several places is
Soldiers from Porto Rico.
The provision that citizens of Porto Rico
shall be eligible for enlistment In the regu
lar army and the Porto Rico regiment may
be ordered for service outside of Porto
Rico is agreed to with the following amend
"Provdeld, that all volunteer officers
now In Porto Rico provisional regiment
shall be mustered out on June 30, 1904, and
their places be filled by detail from the
line of the army; provided, further, that
any vacancy now existing, or which may
occur between now and June 30, 1904, shall
be filled by detail from the line of the
For regular supplies for the quartermas
ter's departmnent $5,000,000, as provided by
the House, instead of $5,500,000 as amended,
Army Post Buildings.
The Senate appropriation of $500,000 for
areny post buildings reansn In the bill,
with the provision that not enore than $40,
000 shall be expernled for any one post
.The post building at Fort Myer cost
$140,000, but this provision will make that
an exception, as the conferees do not think
that such expensive structures should be
put up 'for that purpose. The appropriation
for transportation of the army and its sup
plies is fixed at $15,500,000.
The appropriation for the purchase and
presentation of the battiefields of Bali's
bluff and the appropriation of $200,000 for
medical expenses of furloughed soldiers of
the Spanish war are both stricken from the
The provision of $20,000 for medIcal ex
penses for furloughed officers of the Span
ish war was urged by claims agents, and It
was understood that a large part of the
money would go to such agents. The action
of the conferees in striking out the appro
priation for this purpose was largely the
result of the belief that so much of the
money would go to such agents,
In other respects the bill was agreed to
In the form in which It was passed by the
Coalition Should Re Effected.
Representative Rose (denm.), after con
ferring with State Senator Francis J.- Mc
Nulty, the chairman of the democratic
steerhiig committee, and other members of
the party in the legislature, today issued a
statement on the position of democrats in
The statement says that there was a time
when one regular republican could have
been elected to the long term senatorship
by democratic aid, leaving the short term
vacant, but that time has now Passed.
The honor of the state and the best-inter
ests of Its people, the statement goes on to
sa.y, demand .that coalition between the
democrats and the regular re cans be
effceted-in short, that the orginal demo
cratic proposition be Accepted by the regu
lar.. It conclude.:
An ENmeraMea Propositio.
"Te nmcratie proposition throughout
the entire session has been s, most honora
ble and libers) one, and if misfortune shall
overtake the state by the election of Ad.
dicks or of two of his beabhmen, suck
misfortune must be chargeable to the -og
tion that the regular reuhca av
It Is very pro*bbe that the regulars win
soon make overtures to the democrats, as
this is the ounly course now left open to
the anti-Amuneks republis .
A Sut fgg Naiansgemn
Anlace B5a today -institutedpoe
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of the Dlstset er cohe aa3agass Frank
A. tceiLn The couple were smarris Si
WIltsngton; Det; haseary 1.18UD; ite
n1a. an for . nusyme g yearn gUvd g
that city. They te ain. J)eset live.
The petitlaner * that haseemr
left her 3mOea of fast a ~ )
aot lived with er euprtle~I
is emrted that the fu h&
ersmirees na ia
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*84%fik wabou w
EIjeuttaaf Uen'er&r ~iles. withs me. Ulee
and C*ofetas)6f his staff ad Mrs.
Mani, retnii'tW sington' last evening
atter aof 'Ne worMd, occupying iave
month inudng the P1ou* tne* and
China 'a& fawii and several af the prin
cipal capitg-of Europe. The trip was
p,lanned as a efiilitary inspection of
the United Statdo afn! i the Insular PON
easionsAd'alii with the design to a*Wir
tain the latest developments in European
ninliiry piactiq. Thi results will be em
bodied by 9e"erat Miles in a special report
to the President
Gen. Miles reached army headquarterv
about nooh today and resumed the transac
tion of routine- basiness as though there
had been nointerruption to its progress.
During the day many army officers called
at headquarters and paid their -respects to
the dommading general, Including General
Corbin and the officers of the adjutant gen
eral's department. In the afternoon General
Miles called a heiting of the board of gov
ernors of te 0oldlers' Home to consider
questions relating' to Important improve
ments at that institution. General Miles to
president of the board, and his approval* Is
desired for the contemplated expenditure
of about $900,000 at the home.
-Gen, Miles Talk.
Although General. Miles talked freely and
enthusiastioally of his trip, he studiously
declined to discuss any political or military
"I have 4een Asbroad," said he, "five
months, having left Washington. September
11 last for the Pacifc coast, where I In
spected all the forts and coast defenses
from Puget sound to southern 0alifornia.
We sailed in October on the transport
Thomas for the- Philippines. stopping on,
the voyaga-at HMnolulu and Guam. There
were no serious hostilities in- the Philip
pines while 1 was there. I inspected the
troops and found our 20,000 men on duty
there in fine condition." ,
The general told of his trip to China and
Japan and of his reception at Pekin by the
Chinese emperor and the empress dowager.
He said that the'Chinese rulers had both
been very gracious, but denied. an absurd
the story that .he had compared the em
press dowager to Queen Victoria.
From Pekin the general and his party
went to Moscow in eighteen days over Rus
sia's Siberian railroad. "It's an excelent
railroad," sald the general, "almost as
good as the Union Pacific or Canadian Pa
cific. We had an invitation to meet the
czar, but were delayed one day on the road
and missed that pleasure." -
The general was asked about the cabled
stories to the' effect that Mrs. Miles was not
invlted with him to meet King Edward.
"That was" the" result of an oversight,"
replied eril1 Miles. "The king's secre
tary wrote mb a note after the visit to
Windsor in which he explained that the
king did hot know until too late that Mrs.
Miles wad with me. And the king himseLf
expressed regret when I saw him that Mrs.
Miles had not-been included in the ihvita
JUD" RAnrBVs D=IoN.
Holds I0ariW Departmeft Pegulation
SEATTLE. Wfash, February 17.Judge
Hsnfard; ) 't*United States courts has
decided k tfi* regulation of the Interior
Department deining the penalty for-the In
fringihg46 gsvernment reserves is uncon
The delsint re'f&rik 16 i the Ofspatch
iom S 6e tes to the case of several
sheep = who were arrested for vio
lating one of the forestry regulations. The
regulation was made under tthority of the
act of CdAgrens4une 4, 1888. and the act
of Congress of February 24, 18M7, and Is
found 4W aection 4 of- the circular issued by
the Secritary of the Interior. Apri 4; 1900.
. The general land office' officials of this
city have not yet received officiAl notice of
the decision of Justice Hanford, but state
that in previous decisions with regard to
the -same section of the regulations' the
same judicial authority has held that in
defining a misdemeanor and providing a
penalty for the same the Secretary of the
Interior is usurping authority granted only
to Congress and the regulation, therefore,
The decision made today is only one of a
number in which the general land office
is interested, most of which have been de
cided in the same way. The miatter will
eventually ritch the Supreme Court of the
,United Stated, it is stated, when a final
ruling on the premises will be had.
HIB-PRIDE WAS HUET.
Miniter Haggard's Unpleasant Refer.
mee-to Charge Bussell.
Some light is thrown upon ~.e unpleasant
reference made in a letter by Mr. Haggard,
the British minister at Caracas, -to United
States Charge Russell and published in the
British blue book, by a naval officer now
stationed at Washington, who was in Vene
zuelan waters and frequently at the Ameri
can legation during the period referred to
by Mr. Haggard without going into details.
It appears from this offcer's statement
that by trying to assist some BritUsh citi
sens in their distress without first losing
the time necessary to 'hunt up and confer
with the mirnister, the American legation
people incurred the ill will of Mr. Haggard,
and the difficulty got to be rather personal,
so that all exchanges between the L.wo
ministries have sino.e been of the moat
formal and impersonal character.
Mr. Mjaggard said in this letter, which
was in r'eference to the detention of the
British scoonerHarry Troop 'by the Ven
"I regret to. say that it would appear that
I placed too much faith in the complete ac
curacy of the statements of the secretary
of the United States legation, W. W. Rus
sell, as to the improvement in the condition
of the Harry Troop, etc., when he saw her.
These statements z.ay probably be account
ed for by the. facts, wbich appear uJ)doubt
ed, that Mr. howen was most anxious, for
reasons best, no -to himself, to represent
the c'on ~t otbVnesuelan authorities
in the ~t, k light possible, and
that he llis! his subordinate in the
same dI~in O~ It briefly, Mr. Rus
sell y t~~ a word outside the
legatio* otuy tp President Castro's.
!& COUNTAY'g fGAR'
Ri-searetary *Ohn W. Poater to pre.:
sent It to flaa Cm-mimion.
r.JOhiW d we ofthUis cfty has been
selected 8 etcharge of thes case of the
United Ntea1 the presentation of the
Alaskran .mib question to the special
"m=to e appointed in conformdty
with -- 'f . the recently eosirxmed
Aas.aa 'teaty. General Pose
*ill be iswork by Mr: Laa
stig, liis? , w-h was also eon
han ae isesw esiabe see.m ia te
Stat Zhpasmnt as eet awot for
teraomie andtie aame
cleriest Bre iFt ones-be a.
era. the ethn aansh * zon
menator Turs ewramat IeUnited
tohed . he
To AdjM AmeriMa& Ilaia
AUM OmUNTBY 2 A" A 3EP
In Ueest et Diingreement aa Usagi
s.30 Apjiante by ness o
- the Nte)au
Secretary Hay for the Ukdted States and
Mr. Bowen acting for Vemesuela signed
this afternoon a protoool. providing f4w etb*
adjustment of the claims of the, United
States against. Veesuela by a commission
to meet at Caracas. This commission will
dbnsist 9f two members, a Venezuelan and
an American, to be appointed, respectively,
by Presidents Castro and Roosevelt, and
in the event of disagreement an umpire
Is to be appointed by the Queen of the
Netherlands. It is expected that the min
ister for foreign affairs will be appointed
as Venesuela's representative, and that
either Mr. Bowen or Mr. Russell. the
United States charge. will be named to
represent the United States.
Baron Gevers, the minister for the Nether
lands, called at the State Department dur
tng the morning to give notice of the a*
oeptance by Queen WilhelmIna of the task
imposed upon.her, her consent having been
previously sought by both parties to the
Text of Protocol.
The protocol signed today is expected to
serve as a model for simnlar Instruments
to be arranged with the other claimant
powers. The text of the protocol is as fOl
Protocol of an agreement between the
Secretary of State of the United States of
America and the plenipotentiary of the
republic of Venezuela for submission to ar
bitration of all unsettled claims of citisens
of the United States of America against the
republic of Venezuela.
The United States of America asd the re
public of Venezuela, through their repre
sentatives, John Hay, Secretary of State
of the United- States of America, and Her
bert W. Bowen, the plenipotentiary of the
republic of Venezuela. have agreed upon
and signed the following protocol:
All claims owned' by citizens of the
United States of America against the re
public of Venezuela whleh have not been
settled by diplomatic agreement or by ar
bitration between the two governments.
and which shall have been presented to the
ommission hereinafter named by the De
partment of State of the United States or
its legation at Caracas, shall be examined
and decided by a mixed commission. which
shall sit at Caracas, and which shall con
sist of two members, one of whom is to be
appointed by the President of the United
States and the other by the president of
It is agree4 that'an umpire Way be named
by the Queen of the Netherlands. If either
of said commissioners or the umpire. should
fall or cease to act, his successor shall be
appointed forthwith-in the same manner as
his predecessor. Said commissioners and
umpire are to be appointed before th6 1st
day of May, 1906.
The commissioners and the umpire shall
meet in the city of Caracas on the 1st day
of June, 1908. The umpire shall preside
over their deliberations and shall be com
petent to decide any question On which the
Before assuming the- functions of their
office the commissioners and the umpire
shall take solemn oath carefully to exam
ine and impartially decide, according to jus
tice and the provisions of this convention.
all claims submitted to them, and such
oaths shall be entered on the record of their
proceedings. The commissioners, or In case
of their disagreement, the umpire, shall de
cide all claims upon a basis of absolute
equity, without regard to objections of a.
technical nature, or of the provisions ot
The decisions of the commission, and, in
the event of their disagreement, those of
the umpire. shall -be final and conclusive.
They shall be in writing. All awards sall
be made payable in United States gold, or
its equivalent In'silver.
The commissioners, or umpire, an the case
may be, shall investigate and decide said
claims upon such evidence or information
only as shall be furnished by or on behalf
of te respective governments.
They sal1 be bound to receive and con
sider all written documents or statements
which may be presented to them by or on
behalf of the respective governments' In
tupport of or in answer to any claim, and
to bear oral or written arguments made by
the agent of each government on every
claim. In case of their failure to agree In
opinion upon any individual clainw the
umpire shall decide.
Every claim shall be formally presented
to the commissioners within thirty days
from the day of their first meeting, unless
the commissioners or the umpire in any
case extend the period for presenting the
claim not exceeding three months longer.
The commissioners shall be bound to exam
ine and decide upon every claim 'within six
months from the day of Its first formal pre
sentation, and in case of their disagree
ment the umpire shall examine and decide
within a corresponding period from the
date of such disagreement.
The commissioners and the umpire shall
keep an accurate' record of their proceed
ings. -For that purpose, each commisleloner
nhall appoint a secretary versed In the lan
guage of both countries to assist them in
the transaction of the business of- the com
mission. 1Dcept as herein stipulated, all
q uestions of procedure shall be left to the
determination of the commission, -or In case
of their disagreement, to the umpire.
Reasonable compensation to* the commia
sioners and-to the umpire flor their services
and expenses, and the other expense of
said arbitratin are to -be - paid in -equal
moieties by tecontracting parties.
In order to pay the total amount of the
claims to be adjudicated,~-a. aforesaid, end
other claims of citisens'or subjeets of other
nations. the government of Venemuela ahall
set apart for this purpose, and alienate to
no other purpose, beginning' with the month
of March, 1908, 30-per cent In monthly pay
ments of the custons .revhdues' of La
Gualra and Puerto Csbhana and- the psa
ments thus set 41d. sell be divided and
distributed in eonformity with the Amnlmn
of The Hague tribunal.
In case of-ihe failure to carry out the
above agresment. Relian odsgs sban be
placed in ojharge af the cs-ms* of. the -ara
ports, and aan mnIster amj-until th
IIabMtIer of the Vonesnel=a In
rqepect of the above eAms ee e
dipg oTe~ese fteqsU
Rgular RepaNioand Dem
OErMt May Be eooted.
AW m IPA22 WOULD WIML
EULl 05 SUIN.
V"ly to X"gulars Ths of a "Desire
to Reater P&Ary unitw"-T
$pi1 Dbpate* t1. EvemiM g Star.
DOVER., Del. Febreaa 17.-A settlement
of the snatorial fight on the lines of the
original democratic proposition to the reg
ular republicas, that the vacancies be
Alled by the election of a candidate from
each side, in neawer today than ever be
The proposals and counter-proposais of
the republIcan factions, respectively, have
come to naught.
The declination of the Addicks men to
the regular republican offer was formu
lated today and was presented to the reg
It was as follows:
Rejets the Proposal.
"Tlo the Republican Majority of the Gen
"Gentlemen: Your recent proposition that
two senators be chosen, one respectively by
each element of the republican party of
this state, excluding John Edward Addicks,
has been received by the undersigned re
publican majority of the general assembly.
"We respectfully desire to call your at
tention to the fact that for six years past,
by private assurance, by the publio press,
In fact, by every knowU means of commu
nication, you have contended that the per
sonality of John Edward Addicks was the
sole obstacle to a restoration of party law
and of majority rule."
"Desire to oestore Party Unity."
"The demand has been incessantly made
that he withdraw as a candidate. Your
demand has been complied with.
"This determination was inspired by the
desire to restore party unity; to bring all
republicans of this state back to a condi
tion of peace and to re-establish party law,
and those rules for party government in
Delaware that obtain generally throughout
the Union, in accord with the spirit of our
"It may also be admitted that there was a
desire to show clearly and defnitely wheth
er the personal candidacy of Mr. Addicke
was an index of the cause of political an
archy In this state, or whether It was in
effect a factional fight purely for supremacy
alone and spoils of oftice.
The Situation I Clear.
"o part of its Inspiration was due to a
desire to trade or dicker over those high
positions. The time 1ha passed for such
"The situation is clear. Mr. Addicks has
withdrawn as a candidate before the legis
lature. There Is no longer any reason why
the party should not unite and choose two
senators for the Senate of the United States.
in a lawful and regular manner.
"We definitely decline any other settle
ment of this matter unless the proposition
be accepted to elect two senators, each to
be the unrestricted choice of each faction.
This is signed by the. twenty-ou.un1h. re-:
Ineffeptual ballots resuted as follows:
Long term-Edward D. Hearne (dem.), 18;.
J. Edward -Addicks (union republican), 19;
L. H. Bell Xregular republimn), 8; Anthony
Higgins (regular republican), 2; total vote,
47; no election.
Short tenm-J. Harvey Whiteman (dem.),
18; J. Edward Addicks (union republican),
17; Henry A. Dupont (regular republican),
8; H. A. Richardson (regular republican), 2;
William S. Hilles (regular republican),2; to
tal, 47: no election.
Representatives Holcomb (dem.) and Fra
zier (union republican) and Hart (dem.) and
Lingo (union republican) were paired.
TYPHOID AT ITHACA, N. Y.
Twenty-five New Cases Discovered
Four Deaths Sunday.
A dispatch from Ithaca, N. Y., dated yes
terday, says: A partial record from the
physicians today showed that twenty-five
new cases of typhoid have been discovered.
Yesterday four deaths occurred, one of the
victims being E. Prime, .08, a student-from
Huntington, Long Island, son of Com
mander E. 5. Prime of the navy. The Cor
nell Infirmary is still crowded to Its capac
ity, and twelve students have been taken
to the new annex opened a few days ago.
The university authorities are now pre
paring Stlzspson Hall, the new medical
building on the campus, for use .as an ex
tra hospital, where sick students wHi -re
ceive the best of medical care and atten
tion. Attendance at university exercises
continues to he very low. and it was esti
mated this morning that fully one-third of
the total enrollment of students .wasn ab
sent from classes.
Today President Schurman sent four rep
'resentatives to all student boarding houses
in the city, and received written pledges
from each that all water used in each place
for drinkringr and coolking purposes will first
be boiled. IMe has also made a demand on
the Ithaca Water Works Company that It
at once establish a purifying plant. It Is
believed that one of the results of the pres
ent epidemic wili be the establishment of a
university water plant, which will be con
ducted on thoroughly sanitary principles.
WashMngton Stok wxchange
SmTa -egla 1al,12 oclock nomC t
79,2 t 79% ,a25at7q 25a 7% 25 at 7%
inotyp, 10 at 182, 10 at 182.1 at 10 i at
a182,oat 182, at 18,0 at182,1 at 18210
at 181, 100 at 1801 10 at 181, 10 at 18% 10 at
18t%, 10 at 181%. 10 at 181. Laastounotp
50 at 10, 50 at 1,00at 9,10 at 0% 9
o..at 5. Atrcall-U. S.
4 3,060 at 107%4. Chestpeake and Poto,nac
So,." S, at 10%
bi 7 d07askd
aan2.Potoe5~ 97bd The Wasi
tailwa and Elcrc. 48,80 bId 80% akd
bid U.. Eleetric Ig Dab, Im. 16
eCo. 1t 6% i.. a, ai u~
Saeat dand Trust Stecks-N.ti.at DabB.
135 bid 2tO ases in .~
maSaeDeiL id e. ast sbeew
FIIAIE AID TRADE
Dealings Donined to a Nar
row Line of Stook
STORM HURTS TRADING
VIM Sma= POoM A" ..
A ng the Tuustrali Two eg Thr,S
IMUMes ianmanada Attuntes..
Might Gains in Railfd,
Opedal Dispateh t The E atg Star.
NEW YORK, February 17.-There was
some Irregular movements In American
shares In the 1ondon market at the start,
but in the later market there a majority of
the stocks showed fractional advances. In
the local stock market business was con
fined to a few stocks at the opening on
account of poor wire service to out-of-town
clients, the heavy sleet and snow storm
greatly retarding telegraphic orders.
Two or three Industrials m9nopolised the
attention of the traders at the start, the
most activity being In the copper shares.
Anaconda, after opening up two points
further, advanced nearly four points -before
the end of the half hour's trading. Amalga
mated Copper was the heaviest dealt In.
and after a gain of % at the start, advanc
ed rapidly for a further gain of 1% per
cent.* The United States steel shares also
showed good strength, and the same was
true of Smelters common, which gained
nearly 1 per cent on buying by the pool
which has been active in that property for
the past two weeks.
The activity and strength in the Indus
trials had a sympathetic effect upon the
general list, the active railways gaining
slightly, but were not as active as yester
day, owing to interruption to the wires.
In the local traction shares there was
renewed activity in Brooklyn Rapid Tran
sit and Metropolitan, and both stocks were
advanced about 1 per cent. After the Urst
hour of trading there was some good pront
taking in the copper and traction shares.
causing reactions of about 1 per cent. This
started a general selling movevent, in
which the bears became very aggressitve,
New York Central and the Dries bain es
pecial targets for short seMing, and both
found only fair supporting orders.
The selling was so persistent and heavy
that the active railway stocks generally
lost from % to % per cent. Pressure odf
Sugar caused that stock to react over a
point. Tennessee Coal and Iron was con
spicuously strong during this set-back, the
stock rallying sharply over 1 per cent on
active trading. Another exception to the
reactionary movement was Colorado Fuel
and Iron, which gained about 1 per cent,
possibly out of sympathy with the sharp
rally in Tennessee Coal and Iron.
There were rumors of g6ld exports, but
no actual engagements, and the selling
seemed to be the outcome of profft taking
more than anything else, as there was no
special news to affect the market adversely.
The market calmed down some around
the noon hour, with prices a shade better
than the low figures readbed after the sell
Sales of stock up to midday were 2,00
shares. In the early afternoon there were
some recoveries In the traction shares and
in the copper stocks, but trading was not
as active as in the earlier spentoan.
the undertone generally was not as SmW an
that of yesterday.
A careful watch is being kept on leg.,
tive moves at Washington, am & good deal
will depend upon the jpeace er non-pas
sage of the Aldrich bill the opinion being
that this measute -will greaty oMet the
effects of anti-trust legislation as a market
factor. In the late trading speculation ran
to the industrials, and there were special
movements In those =Mocks the principal
activity centering In American Locomotive
securities, In which there were good gains
in both the common and preferred issues.
These stocks have been quietly accumu
lated for some time, and good judges of
their merit .predict higher prices for both
classes of the stock. The general market
continued Inactive at some recovery fame
the lowest prices of the forenoon.
New York Stock Market,
Furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co bankers
and brokers, 1419 F at., members New York
stock exchange, Washington stock es
change and Chicago board of trads.
Amalgaated Copper- O ' e
A==aoundr ..~ 4 4 ;J
Am.Car&Foundr pii. 92 92
America Smelting.s aSM~ i
AmrcnSugar........ 10231 8
ltimore Oo ......- -- .
Chiapgok & IOio D...
ChicagoGea A trn... 213 86 S
Chiease~ MiL.& St. Pant 173 1"73
Chacago, ft. i & P......... 80M4 80%
FueagRL &P.pfd.. 61 8114
Conslidteda.. - 27 2 217
Loivle &Nashville..i1 2141 U
3atsoui Pe c.......-143 411
SL Ldux. ................ -Q i i% - t
Southern Eailway.... 6
Tenasmi oal .
Union PFae p..- 1 3M.
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