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No. 15.605. WASHINGTON. D. C.. MONDAY, lEad@H 2. 1908IXThEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
Pu-m DAILY, IIOEmemr. uisaO i f ts s mm as mas doms no a s Sur NeSPRW ONsa"y. S. .naan. ist..s Te3ning star I. served to subscribers In tht e197 by esriera, an their own aeeoust at to cote peR uek. or 44 cents er month. les at ths center. 3 cent. each.y -a"-a-Is th U-S..rbnada-poetage rlid-4O cents per moanth. atrda pr. 31 pet res;ar with toP at tbe Pst Ot1ee at Washisgtan.. D. , . secod-clam asi mattr.) 7Ate maI edv5ftiM e east be Pam In advamw Rat sls iad. known en saae r ARE NOT IN HARMONY Both Houses of Congress Not Pulling Together. ALDRICH BILL FIGHT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PASS THE SENATE. Many Influences Being Brought to Bear to Effect Its Passage Other Bills Affected. Interest in the legislative situation in Congress was at high tension today. Con gress entered upon the homestretch with the double political teams not pulling in harmony. There were visible evidences of balking on the part of the democrats, and it seemed as if the republicans, if they suc ceeded in pulling the machine, would have to drag the democratic team along bodily. Interest centered about the Senate situ allon during the early part of the day. The question heard on every side was, would the Aldrich financial bill pass. No measure of legislation of recent years has excited more attention in Congress than the pend ing financial measure which bears Senator Aldrich's name. Strong pressure from influ ential financial and corporation quarters is being exerted upon Congress to get the measure through. The banking interests of the east, and especially of New York, are putting every pound of pressure they can bring to bear upon both houses of Congrems. This is supplemented by.pressure from the great railroads of the country, whose bonds would be favorably affected by the legisla tion. The only opposition comes from a faction of democrats and from western bankers, who express the fear that the bill will result in placing the greater amount of the money to be released from the treas ury into New York banks, where, they say, it will be used for speculative purposes at a time when the west and south are de manding money to move the crops. . Want to Get It Through Senate. It may be said, also, that opposition is found in the House, where prominent re pubiicans favor the Fowler currency bill as a measure of financial relief, in preference to the Aldrich bill. The advo cates of the Aldrich bill only want to get the measure through the Senate, being will ing for the House to amend it in whatever way it can, trusting to the conference com mittee to shape up a practical bill to relieve the financial stringency of the country. When Senator Aldrich reached the Cap 1t01 today at 11 o'clock. expecting to call up his financial bill at the first opportunity and being assured of a sufficient number of votes in the Senate to pass it, if the bill eould be brought to a vote, he was met by the announcement that several democratic senators intended to talk the bill to death. The names of Set ators Du Bois, Heitfeld and Blackburn were mentioned in connec tion with the report that extended debate on the bill would be necessary. A number of democrats, such as Bailey, Teller and Bacon were in favor of the bill, and other 'democrats opposed it, but were not inclined to make a filibuster against its passage. Senator Dubois was disposed to persist in his opposition to the hill, notwithstanding the appeals that *ere made to him not to push the fight to the extent of prevenTng a vote on the measure. It was reported that Senator Dubois was moved to this course partly from a consideration of retri bution upon the republican managers for filibustering against the statehood bill. Some of the republican senators who have been consistent advocates of the omnibus satehood tulli urged Senator Dubois not to defeat the Aldrich bill, but during the earlier hours of the day they had not suc ceeded In changing his intentions. Senator Aldrich and 'the framers of the bill did not abandon their efforts. It was said this afternoon that t'hey would con tinue in their endeavors to get the bill through the Sena,te, even If it were neces sary to ask their colleagues to remain in session tonight While the bill was being de bsited by those who enitertainea objections to ft. The friends of the bill persisted in their optimistic mood from the 'faot that such strong pressure -is being brought to heir upon the Senate from so many quar ters they believe that It must have favor able effect in time to send the bill over to the House and get it into conference. Other Bills Jeopardixed. The general deficiency appropriation bill came up as soon as the SeriaAe assefabled. It consisted of 133 printed pages, and Sen ator Dubois insisted that the bill should be read in full. This consumed several hours of the early part of the day. The Philippines tariht bill is waiting'for a chance to get before the Senate after the Aldrich bitll is out of the way. The republi cans intended to put the democrats on record if they persiet in opposing the Phiilip pines bill, which has been recommended by the President in a special messagE to th'e Senaste as a necessary measure -of relief for the deplorable conditions existing ihi the Philippine Islands. Another bill that is causing a great ,ieal of anxiety among the rank and file of sene ators and representatives is the omnibus public buildIng bill. The Senate and House are at odds upon amendments proposed and the senators and representatives who are interested in the provisions of the pub lic building bill were exerting their utm'ost dyring the afterdoon to compose the differ ences between the two houses and get the bill before the President. The action of the President in calling a special session of the Senate to meet March 5 was generally approved, as se:i ators are anxious to go right aon with consideratiori of the treaties and wind them up as soon as possible. The best judgment of senators who have looked. into the sit uation is that it will take from two to three weeks to ratify the Panama and Cuban reciproelty treatied. it will not be a hardship to most of the senators to re main in Washington for'that time, as they have business to winid up in the depart ments. The new Senate will commence buai-tess March 5, with every- newly elected senator present. Most of the new benators are now in the city and the others have been telegraphed to come. INDIANOLA POST 03TICE. Papiers in the Case Seat to~ the House Today. Papers in the Indlanota post,omice case were transmitted to the House today by the Pestmaster General. They consist of sixty two letters, telegrams, petitions end other doeuments. All but the last letter in the ases have been discussed by the press. The last document, hdeeer,. is undes' date of February 28. and is ani entract 200:utbe pest sese Inspeeser in that disprict in which he says that in e aesvsata which he had with the mnayr et lilaana at BI RexiL Mis., the mayor had said that in case Mus. Cog 'mas siven 'b fthe eUoe agin har neek ~ bo e within twa hass. Ia a letter wRta b .u Cos, dated in Deemer, he ipsia s sg.: -i "'his is any hem tow; agam I. 4emamanada wA sammm Gmn e RECONVENES SENATE EXTRA ggSION AET BY THE PEESIDENT. Will Meet Thursday at Noon for the Consideration of Public In terests. The President today issued a proclama tion convening the Senate in extra session March 5. The text is as follows: By the President of the United States of America: A PROCLAMATION. Whereas, public interests require that the Senate should convene in extraordinary ses sion: Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, Presi dent of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim and declare that an extra ordinary occasion requires the Senate of the United States to convene at the Capitol, in the city of Washington, on the 5th day of March next, at 12 o'clock noon, of which all persons who shall at that time be en titled to act as members of that body are hereby required to take notice. Given under my hand and the seal of the United States at Washington the 2d day of March, in the year of our Lord one thou sand nine hundred and three, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-seventh. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. By the President: JOHN HAY, Secretary of State. DEMOCRATIC ATTITUDE. Representative Richardson Says They Will Keep It Up. Representative Richardson, Tennessee, leader of the House minority, says of the democratic attitude in the House: "We propose to keep up our policy until noon on Wednesday. I do not consider that the man who strikes the first blow is the aggressor, but the man who makes it nec essary. We are simply defending our rig'hts, showing our opposition to such an unprece dented act as ttheit by which the republicans unseated a member of the House when no quorum was present. We will continue to demand roll call upon every proposition and the constant presence of a quorum, and will take every parliamentary adviantage to which we are entitled. If that policy produces an extra session we are ready to take the responsibility. "The republicans have not enacted the legislation they promised the people. They have passed no measure for tariff reform. They have not reduced taxation nor have they passed any sufficient bill for curbing the trusts. They won't pass the Littlefield bill or anything effective. Nor have they kept their promises as to banking and cur rency reform. Even if we should force an extra session I doubt if the republicans would keep their promises then." HIS VOICE GONE. Reading Clerk Alward Unable to Per form His Duties, The democratic filibuster in &he House has resulted in completely demolishing the voice of Dennis Alward of Michigan, one of the reading cierks of the House.' Reading Clerk Lampson, who has borne half of the burden of the roll calls, is still on duty, but his voice Is a little the worse for wear. Mr. Alward will probably not be able to resume his duties at the present session. He endeavored to work yesterday, but his voice was In-very bad shape, and today he did not appear. DEMOCRATS REPUSED. Would Not Agree to a Vote on the Aldrich Bill. An effort was made today to obtain an agreement to vote on the Aldrich bill, but several democratic senators refused to con sider the proposition, and it was stated by some members of the minority that there would be sufficient debate on the measure to prevent a vote during this session. A decision was reached by the House committee on rules this morning to take no action on a rule for the consideration of currency legislation until action on the Ald rich bill has been taken by the Senate. Unless the Senate passes the Aldrich bill today the prediction Is made that no financial legislation will be had at this ses sion. If. however, the Senate passes the Aldrich bill today or early tomorrow, a rule will be brought in by which the combination Fow ler-Payne-Aldrich lill shall be considered as a substitute for the Aldrich bill as it comes from the Senate. In this way the combination bills of the House and Senate can be referred to a conference committee and the result of the deliberations of this conference report will undoubted'y be adopted by both houses. What will be agreed upon as to a financial bill if this plan is carried out is impossible to predict. With a disposition to filibuster against the Aldrich bill in the Senate, -which has been manifested today, House leaders see, little hope for action on their part ~toward passing a financIal bill. MR. A TLES' DESIGNATION, Nothing Known About It at Treasury Department. Since dhe acquisition by tfhe National City Bai& of Now York of a large interest in thle Riggs National Baek of this city there has been a strong undermzrrent of talk in Washington that Milton E. Alles, assistant secretary of the 'treasury, would be made a vice president of tihe Riggs bank to repre sent the interests of the Nattionat City. At the Treasury Department nothing definite is known of thle talk, except theit Mr. Alles is much liked by the ofBecials of the National City, of which Frank A, Vanderlip is vice president, and that if a new yjce president for the Riggs Bank is selected Mr. AlIes would undoubtedly be seriously considered for thle piace. Mr. AlIes is now in Florida, where Mr. VanderMlp is also talking a rest. and the Eacts are not definitely known out side oft the Riggs and Na,tlional City banks. Secretary She,w has received no offBdal or even personal intimation that Mr. AlIes may resign his position in the treasury. H4 knows that Mr. Alies has been highly praised by all the officials of the Neitionat City Bankc and that his services mighit be soughst by the Riggs people. Mr. AHles has received a.nmber of offers froms New York financal onierns, and the chances are that sooner or later he will sever his connection with tae treasury to go iato private busi ness. The Hartford baDs for Key West. The Navy Department is informed 'that the training ship Hartford left San Juan yesterday fer Key West, wheria she will take on bWard a ~detachment of vecruits from the cruiser Prairie and transfer an equal number of trained samean to that ves et r distribttaa to wanimla noe -a..m Shest of thi queso was many -ea. tha the femse b made et 8am Jun,bt 'l pisa we UPRISING AT CANTON More Particulars of Recently Discovered Plot. WAR MATERIAL SEIZED REBELLION WAS TO HAVE BEGUN JANUABY 18. Revolt in Kwang-Si Province Contin ues to Spread-News From the Orient. VICTORIA, B. C., March 2.-Further par ticulars were received by the steamer Pak Ling, which arrived from the orient, of the revolutionary movement discovered at Hong Kong, where a number of rebels were. arrested and boats laden with arms and uniforms were seized. Several hundred re cruits were raised in Hong Kong and sev eral thousand uniforms, quantities of arms, ammunition, canned provisions and food supplies had been dispatched to Canton. The rebels had arranged to rise at a sig nal on January 28, at the beginning of the new year celebration, and waylay and mur der the mandarins and the high officials. Fires were to be started at various parts of Canton, and the treasury was to be sacked. Two British gunboats went at once to Canton when the plot was discovered. To aid in the sack of Canton a force of rebels under Col; Chon were hidden at a small city not far distant, ready to march on Canton when the signal was given. The gates of Canton have been closed since the intended uprising, and numbers of arrests and summary executions have taken place. The Rebellion in Kwang-Si. Col. Dougherty of the British legation at Pekin has arrived at Canton to make a re port to his government on the Kwang-Si rebellion. The latest news of this rebellion shows that it has spread all over the prov ince. Piracy is also on the increase on the West river, the big waterway of that prov ince, and three new launches with Euro peai? officers have been ordered to patrol the river. . The Pak Ling brought details of the fam ine which is devastating five prefectures in the northern part of Japan. - There are in all 150,000 persons completely destitute, and many deaths are reported from starvation. Advices from Corea show that a strong anti-Japanese feeling is growing there. At Seoul the Corean. government has started to boycott a Japanese bank. The Japanese charge d'affaires is protesting strongly. The government of Corea has also refused to allow merchants at some ,ports to trade with Japanese, and the Isemaru, a Japan ese steamer, wa* forced to return from Mokpo in consequence without cargo. News is also given from Corea of friction be tween Russians and Japanese over the ac quisition of land at Mokpo harbor. Coreans Emigrating to Hawaii. Corea is encouraging the emigration of its natives to Hawaii. Several hundred are to leave shortly. The steamer Laertes, which had arrived at Singapore. reports having picked up a steam launch several hundred miles fron port with the dead body of a European, identified as Capt. Cannon, on board. Noth-, ing definite was learned concerning the launch, which was thought to have sailed from the Philippines. The Laertes towed the vessel to Singapore. TWO ROBBERS SHOT. They Attempted to Hold Up a Chi cago Saloon. -OHICAGO, Marc 2.--In an atten*t to hold up a Chicago avenue--saloon- early to day Otto Benson was fatally and Joseph Driscol seriously wounded. The men entered the place and command ed Fthe bartender, James Johnson, to go to the rear. and leave the cash register open. Instead Johnson opened fire on the sup posed bandits and in the fusillade of bullets that followed both men were shot. BIG STRIKE AT PITTSBURG. Painters, Decorators and Paperhang ers Demand More Pay. PIT1SBURG, Pa., March 2.-In accord ance with the action taken e,t last nJgtt's meeting of the Pittsburg division of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America about 1,000 paint ers struck today for an increase in wages from $3.20 to $3.00 per day. Work was aus penided on many abuilings in course of erec tion, but on the large structures .there will be no stoppage, the contractors having signed the scale. QUIGLEY'S ADIEU. TO BUFFALO. Archbishop of Buffalo Will Assume Charge in Chicago. BUFFALO, N. Y., March 2.-'l"he formal farewell of Arctshishop Quigley to the Buf falo diocese was said today, and in comI memnoradion of tne occasion farewell serv ices were held in St. Joseph's Oathedraj, et whicih a vast n-umber of dignitaries of tue church and laity ,were present, and e.t which the archblihop officialted at nontifimi mass. Father Connery, administrator of the dio cese gke 'the farewells for the clergy and Enem..Smi.t performed that olfiee for the laity, Archbiop Quigley responding. AcMelop Qtrigley goes to Chicago as the suceor of tihe late Arcerbishop Feehan. ENSIGN WOBTMAN'S CASK. Will Be Tried for "Culpable Tneffi ~'eleney." Five specifications are contained in the general charge of "culpable inefficiency in the performance of duty," preferred against Ensign Ward K. Wortman, who is to be tried by court-martial at Pensacola, Fia., next week for alleged responsibility for the accident on the Massachusetts some -weeks ago in which nine men were killed by the. explosion of an eight-ipch gun. Biedy, It is charged that the ensign ordered the breech of the gun to be opened for the purpoe of'rbturning electrical fire -while thFlc remained cooked: that he failed to exercise d~a precaution in returning-to elee tuical rth~at dierwas -gutity of negili gence In failing to catw the bolt of:-tie gun to be eased down bfre ordering the breech opened; that he was-guilty' of "ei pable negilgence" in allowing the tsieget -psactice to be men t.a while the Janyavs used in fliring the gu by perensasion, wae led out and hooed to the_t1g of abra.. te eebs AT THE nNIJOSf New Senators 9al on the Presidt 8TATEH00 --FIGHT SENATOR FORAR SAYS IT HAS CAUSED ETBA SiNON. D. A. B. DelegateWrirsent Photograph of Historic Block oTWsJ.Eolt for a ie The President today.-ioek"saoda with a number of the new setAttors who will sit in the extra session of tbe feflate, begin ning Thursday. Among-1ese pete Senators elect Heyburn of Idahe4 Aneny of Wash ington, Smoot of Utahk ada='A&reery of Kentucky. Messrs. 860t snd McCreery are well known to the?eiFre4ent,- but the others met the chief executiAp for the first time. Senator-elect Ankeny introduced to the President by 3anato eraker and Turner. The latter's retireent made the vacancy which caused 'he "of Mr. Ankeny. The President 6n , his eal-. lers that their services, w e be needed, and that they would nbt 94, to return to their homes right. awa1. 4sR of them came on to Washington j 'for a brief visit. "I think Ankeny will d}t his hileage, all right," said Senator Fiter...when an. in quiry was made as to aniext!ra session. Senator-elect - McCreery called with Rep resentative Boreing and other. Kentuckians to ask the President to app9jnt Henry S... Breckinridge, a son of Ges. Joseph C. Breckinridge of the regular army, as a naval cadet. Senator Foraker on Filibustering. "For the next ten years? the democrats will not have to apologife for filibustering against a measure in the--Senate," said Senator Foraker of Oht, As he left the White House. "During pitically the ,en-' tire session a filibuster ha'eef maintained against the statehood -bi. 1-warned my republican colleagues ndf w cpi inue it, but they did not listen to met TIAN sowed the wind and now are reapit ti1 whirlwind. Had tle desires of themaaity of the Senate been heeded, we dslid lave enacted all necessary legislation-s# thdpresent ses sion, including the Philigne blls and the Aldrich currency measu'e Nbw, probably some of the measures 1wm fO$L An extia ordinary session of the SOUte ill be neces gary . to ratify the pendi' tr ties, which might have been ratified ibthitsession had it not -been for the statehood iht. A fili buster by a minority agast 10 majority is always-wrong, it m ters sot by whom it is conducted." A Histori 'B1Qd 6se. The delegates from thee fioourg CUap ter of the D. A. R. " Aalr?ed S the Presi dent today to presen. *th a hand somely framed photograpt of the historic block house blat was 'GUiit :at Pittsburg -in 1764 as a deense in Iuia4 *arfare. This old block house ti owned in trust by the Pittaburg D. A. R., and they take the- beet care of itN "in additiotn to respnting the photograph, the ladies desira to invite the - Pr Sident to visit the biook house when he goes to Pittsburg agalli. They dlso presented him with a litStor1 oompiled by them of Fort Pitt and Port quesne. The President was delighted wi the call of the ladie! and assured then that they were certainly carrying out the object of their, organization in preserving historical sites and objects, and he extended his congratulations. George C. Holt for Fedebal Tudge. The President has decided that he will nominate George C. Hol3 cif New York city as additional judge pf ",the southern dis trict of New York. The adgitional judge ship was provided by Congress beca.use.of an accumulatian of busiss in the district. There has been sometiiiig of a deadlock between the President and senator Piatt about this judgeship. - nator Platt, it is stated, has been urging the, selection of Lynn Bruce, who did not -have the hearty indorsement of the New York-ber for the place. Senator Platt's-son, Franik H. Platt, came here recently, and likewise urged Mr. Bruce. In the matter of purely political offices the President has 'been inclined to agree to most of Sengtor R)att's recom mendations for Ne* York r eently, but in the selection of judges he has insisted on doing this for himself Judge Williiam R. Day,called't the White House today to pay his - espect. Mrs. Eichtth?s - - Accompanied by Mr. EIwMsad Bergey of Philadelphia, Mrs. Ellen-C. I3ilter of Syra cuse, N. Y., called at thi. White House Sat urday and- presented to lfie cflef executive the followrirg statement i'eatfe to the case of -her son Edward C. Rlehter, lieba was put to deatti by torture in the %:ited States army. After hearing Mr. :Rlter's state ment a heated conta'6Versy, tolk- place be tween the President anu MrZ Bergey relative to the forener's constituUonL~ htto dis miss the acoused oflOer d-omB -~aary. Mr. Roosevelt''maintainied that hiad no au~ thority to oirerrnle the 6et:htoi of.the court martial, -while -hls-- et.so aas of uin doubted defense of ti~e~rrather than of sympathy for the- te. On the other band. Mr. Bergey contended that it wasn the President's prerogatige to summnon to this country all of the wtm th te .death of Richter and to bear their tesny before a civil tribdinat trise frbom siyinflupnce so that. 1tie oe '4 '~fdwould learn the ex5en uswbbgn. .gthe death of th. e~ solier. ; in tis hieadso sltion to set al tent tolet h ease oe -hands= of Tknothy York and Mrs. Woodruff .we cie at e White iomebat- ng a Wo.drisEme visit was eutkely.or aracter; Richmond P, nmii- htaminister to Perslp eAls - othk today. He is npAmeeav post, est pecting -t.qlont.H win convey oetb Ua an some token of Pt. wi-th aewila whleh it. Al++ he AFTER THE "AND THE SENATE AG SUCCEEDS gUSTICE SHTR AS. William B. Day Takes His Seat on the Supreme Court Bench. Judge William R. Day, who is to suc ceed Justice Shiras of the United States Supreme Court, arrived in Washington yes terday.. The ceremony of initiation was in accord ance with the usual practices of the court. Justice Day came into' the court with the other justices wearing the black gown, but instead of proceeding to his seat stbppEd at. the desk of the clerk of the court. He was then introduced to the members of the bar by -an announcement by the chief justice, whereupon Clerk Mc Kenny read the President's commission and Judge Day ,;ead the oath of office. He spoke in clear and distinct tones, his voice being heard throughout the court ropm. He'was then escorted to his seat on the extreme left of the chief justice. BOLIVI&. SEERS OUR AID. This Government Does Not Feel at Liberty to Intervene. The State Dei3asett is f6ll "advised by both sifles-Brazil and Bolivia-of the daily developments in the Acre controversy. It is understood that Bolivia at least has sought the intEtvenntion of the United States to protect her against the Brazilian demands, _hich practically amount to the appropria tion of territory regarded by Bolivia as her own. The goyernment here is -watching the aituation with keen interest, but has found itself obliged to adhere to its fixed rule of non-intervention in such cases unless its good offices are sought -by both parties, and Brazil has made no such request. There fore,- as long as the issue Is only. between American powers the government will re frain from Interference, but no color of title resting on moneyed investments will be re garded as sufficient to warrant European intermeddling in this dispute. EUROPEAN OPPOSITION. Foreign Feeling in Regard to the Cu ban Treaty. Although only one protest has so far been - filed with the State Department by European powers against the ratification of the Cuban treaty, yet it is learned that polite but pointed inquiries have supple- I mented the note filed by the British ambas- I sador, by other parties in interest. notably France and other European beet sugar pro- I ducing countries. In advance of the con- 1 summation of the treaty of course no open threat could be made, bqt event ars shap- - Ing theniselves so as to warrant the full expectation by ...e officials here that Eu rope will~endeavor. to retalHafe aemint what. it regards as the unjust discrimination against European goods that would be in volved 'In the application of the Cuban treaty. It is now known that the inquiries referred to have not been confined -to Washington, but that they have also been directed to President Palma in Havana and have added very much to the difficulty he Is under in sectfring favorable action upon the treaty in the Cuban congress. PROBABLY WOT ENGLJIH Official Language to Be Used at The Hague Tribunal. Change of at least one article of The Hague protocol submitted to the powers by Mr. Bowen will probably be required before it can be signed. In the original draft of the convention It was provided that- the English language should be employed at The -hague tribgnlal in the arbitration of the question of -preferential treatment. It is claimEd by. the European powers that Krench Is and has been for' centuries the laalguage of diplomacy? and that it wili be, a vio.tln of all precedents, and one to which at least twa of the claimant power.s -will not consent for the English -language to be used exclusively - in the Venemuelan case. Thiere is no objestion to the presen tation of the variou arguments in English,] Iesgean or as many languages as desired, but what the powers will insist on, is that the .eIeati pwopedlan== of the court itself slaall be in French. -, Ink view of the opes tion widoh has developed rednthat article it -is not q13peoted that Iater 5owen 'will insist upon thee ad'option ofd Engtish as The Habgue's ofaliangunag. onmk..mttma Unsioubtad. Te aa:te~ o n Couen e r Distr . CONFERENCE. REES TO THE SAME." PANAMA CANAL. Conference Between Attorney General and Company's Counsel. Attorney General Knox and William Nel son Cromwell, counsel for the Panama Canal Company, have held a conference to day looking toward an agreement which, if made, will enable the United States to buy the canal property after the 4th of March. Under the present agreement the Senate must ratify the treaty before the expiration of the present session of Congress. "I have. full powers to make an agree ment for the Panama Canal Company with the United States either before or after the tth of March," said Mr. Cromwell discuss ing the matter this forenoon. "Therefore whatever agreement is made will be bind ing. I have the utimost conOdence that the negotiations will come out satisfactorily for all concerned. The government wants the canal property and the canal company is desirious Qtjelling to- the government. Of course, if no agreement is reached both sides will bb free, and if we .desire we can dispose of the pcoperty whereYer we can Hnd the best narkit. The property now is worth a great deal more than it was a year ago. The isthmian commission, the President of the United States and Con g-ess have all agreed that it~ i0 the best route.' That fact Is proof to the *orld that our property is a, wonderfully valuable asset. But we will not attempt to get a higher price from the United States than that already named. We will act squarely and fairly. Neither will we make any threats about selling it to foreign govern ments." TO EXTEND APPBOPRTATIONS. Eouse Rules Committee Agrees to Bes olution for Emergency. The House committee on rules has agreed to the resolution providing for a rule to pass a joint resolution to extend current ippropriations to 1904 in case any general sppropriation bill shall fall. It will not )e presented unless it becomes apparent that some of the-bills cannot pass. SENT TO THE HOUSE, Papers in the Indianola Case Trans mitted by Postmaster General. The Postmaster General transmitted all :he papers in 'the famous Indianola case :o the Hopse of Representatives this morn ng in accordance with a resolution adopted ,y that body during the latter part of Fanua.ry, which just reached the Post Of ice Department. The papers sent to Con tress include the resignation of the post aistress and the letters and telegrams hat have- been received from tiewe to time 'equesting the reopening of the offlee. Re ports from inspectors who have investi rated the affairs of the office are a,lmo ntcluded in the papers. The statps of the ae remains the same. The Post Office Department refuses to Lppoint a postmaster until the mayor and iheriff will guarantee his or her safety, and such guarantee has not yet been re :eived. THE 1rTLPATEICK SAIS Departure of thze 14th Infantry for Kanna. The adjutant general is informed that the transport Kilpe.trick has sailed fm Ban Franelsco for Manila with the follow nug military passengers: Fourteenth In Eantry, '797 enlisted men and following of loers: Col. Jocelyn, Lieut. Col. Brown, itajora MeClure and. Eltouhead, Chaplain Rleadley, Captains Patten, Habrouck, Las eigne, Martin, Learnard, Frazier. Bradley, lorley, Weeks, Miles, Burnuide, Lieutenamen iibreth, Wagner, Miurphy, Price, Han son, Cabell, Major Cowan, Hamilton, Harts aern, ranotte, Regan, Kirtland, Leasure, Iregg, Sehick, Tucker, Ware, Brady, Har 'd.s, (nmg, Kiobes and Tolley, Lieutenant Dollinu, 28th -Infantry, Contract Surgeon )'NelIi and three hospital corps men. I. Ba aae . Mo Ne*nite Plans I.r the luture. Speaker Hendpraan has not ulade definite plans f-or the future. A number of flattering sitere have been maade him to join law firmas u this .city and elsewhere. Ml of these stars he has sowr unier cann=Meratloan Whaen purem s adiurup Aie wini remain in Weettiide for at least *; week to r.eeer ~peI.p issluns.~ W Oto is.emea4Rt a few -o bsohste--rest. Mu M ~ sbas a to- eeqatn calg.t When a newspaper goes into the homes it has ad vertising value. The Star is delivered by carrier to 92$% of the occupied homes of Washington. TO EXPEDITE THE WORK Another Rule Adopted by the House. THE DEMOCRATS ANGRY' ACTION DENOUNCED IN CAUIMC LANGUAGE Republicans Ready to Continue Exisa ing Approp r - -ato on General De iency ilL Another check was given to the demo.' eratie filibuster in the House of Represents. tives this morning by the adoption of a rule which will permit the adoption of confer ence reports with but one raiU-cal! and fve minutes' debate as a side. The rule was denounced by the democrats In severe terms. The occasion' was im proved by the three mot caustic demo cratic speakeri-John - Sharp, Williams of Mississippi, DeArmond of Missouri and Un derwood of Aiabtima-to eiplain why the democrats were filibustering. . The speeeh of Mr. WUliams was regarded by some as perhaps the most caustic and witty short speech delivered during the se-. sion. Mr. Grosvenor defended the major ity In deciding on thl new rule. saying that whatever might be said by the democrats of high-handed proceedings it was far more necessary to supply the necessities of the government in the way. of appropriations than it was to get political buncombe into the Record. Mr. Dalsell's resolution providing for car rying on the work of any department should the appropriation bill for that de partment fall of final passage will be put through the House if necessary. No such contingency Is espected, although several conference comn,ittes are tied up over questions of difference between the two houses. The naval committee is thus tii i up over the tonnage of the new war ships authorized. When the House reconvened today at 11 o'clock the pending qg tosUn, was the adop tion of the conference report on the Alas kan homestead bilk -Mr. Richardson, the minority leader, in pursuance of the flibus tering program, attempted to make the point that a quorum must be ascertained to be present before business could be trans acted but the Speaker declined to en - tain the point and upon the deman4 of r. Payne, the minoritylesdr.. a, rl-cati was ordered on the pending question. The report was agreed to 207-3. Special Zaka o Mr. Gi'osvedor froae the eemssittee on rules then presented a special rule to put the immigration bill Into conference by a direct vote and to aut- of the previous ques tion. on conferenbe lePat The republican managerb had devised the rule to still further reduce the minority's power to filibuster and this morning It Was ordered favorably reported by the commit tee on rules. It gdopted the same methods of sending to cont#'ence general bills with Senate amendments whfch has been r sued with reference to appropriation . thus cutting off several roll calls and b a further provision eut out the demand for the previous question on conference re ports, thus eliminating a roll call on each report. The rule was as follows: "Resolved. That immediately upon the adoption of this order, or at any time thereafter, the Speak er may lay before the House the bill (H. It. 12199) to regulate the immigration of aliens into the United States now on the Speaker's table, and the Senate amendments thereto having been read, the question shall be at once taken without debate or Intervening inotion on the following question: 'Will the House disagree to said amendments en bloc and ask a conference with the Senate?' And if this motion shall be decided in the amBr mative the Speaker shall at once appoint conferees without .the intervention of any motion. If the House shall decide the mo tion in the negative, the effect of said vots shall be to agree tdi said amendments, and further, that for the remainder of this ses sion whenever -a. eeonterence report shall have been presented and read there shall be ten minutes of debate and at the end of that time the previous question shall he considered as ordered en agreeing to said report." Demoeratic Oppeuiloa. - Mr. Grosvenor briefly eaplined the scope of the rule, and then yieldied twenty win ates to Mr. Richardson (Tlenn.), who in tura yielded five minutes to Mr. Underwood (AMa.). The latter deelared that' the rule proposed to force a vote upon confelemee reports on appropriation bis carrying mtR lons after five minutes' debate on a side, He taunted the other side for their inabttity to do business with deliberation. -He also maid It was unfair that the immigration bill, which had been emasculated by tihe Senate, should be thrown into conferenc without giving the House an oppgortunif to act. * Mr. Williams (Miss.) protested against the course of the republican partishn press in attributing the action of the minority in the House to revenge against. time unseating of Mr. Butler. He said the country should, know that the situation was broader than that. The democratic minority, he sm, was not acting in retaliation: it was tach Ing the majority that Its rights must be respected. If reasonabl time had been given to discuss and present that contested election case, he aid, the minority would not have' been umer the usesmty of pur suing -Its present eourse. EUery constita tional and parumamentary piwewse, he said, wrould be employed to drive hems the dema ocratic protest, and If in the Fifty-eighth Congress an attemspt was made to deprive a lemocrat, elected jay 4,6 majority, of his meat the same tactics would be pursed. Mr. WIimsn then turned to the Yl n ridiculed the etmployment of the Ft'ench phrase "en bloc," .much to the amusement of the House. .Mr. De&tmonid attributed the phrase to Mir. Grosvenor, who, he said, sareastdM. bad recently had msch enpertee is an Ihorship. He dmenunced the septeitcan= For doing bu=i=e= on the Sabbath. Mr. GresYeen in .abasig # mate en the'rule remnarhed, meedotemy, that~ w a hba Lord sli '%sflas It -th6al Icho und, e all thir 1sek." 2sehese fe 4tis terem. the presemes:op.earth etboe & - be *ae Us ast ha ve da Yh i le-e abot reseg theu en sa -iam IW 5asath ths - s f te