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Two ipteresting and significant communi cations rere received at the Navy Depart ment today from the European station. One was from Rear Admiral Arent Schuy:er Crowninshield, commanding the European squadron, asking to be placed on the re tired list of the navy under the provisions of the personnel law. The other communi cation was from Lieut. Henry H. Ward, naval secretary to Admiral Crowninshield, resigning his commission in the navy. No little commotion was excited in naval cir cles by these communications and they cre ated considerable gossip. Prompt action was taken by the Secre tary of the Navy in regard to the case of Rear Admiral Crowninshield. His applica tion will undoubtedly be granted. As a pre liminary, however, to such action it was de cided to relieve Admiral Crowninshield from active duty at once in order that he might come home or visit European capitals, whichever should be his desire. Admiral Cotton His Successor. Rear Admiral Charles S. Cotton, com mandant of the navy yard at Norfolk, Va., was assigned to the command of the Euro pean squadron and will relinquish his pres ent duty at once and start for Europe as soon as he can arrange his official and pri vate affairs. The European squadron is composed of the cruiser Chicago (flagship), the protected cruisers Albany and Cincin nati, the gunboat Machias and the cruiser Raleigh. The last named vessel is at New York atting out for service on the foreign station. The other four vessels are in the Mediterranean. The flagship Chicago and the cruiser Albany and the gunboat Ma chias are at Messina, Sicily. Admiral Crowninalield Dissatisfed. The Navy Departmeit contented itself with the brief statement of the admiral's application for retirement without explana tion of the reason therefor. It is known that the officer was dissatisfied with the re arrangement of the armored squadrons by the Navy Department Illowing the Carib bean maneuvers last winter, which deprived him of the use of the battle ship Illinois as his flagship. That vessel had been prom ised him by President McKinley as his flag ship as soon as his bureau duty should ter minate, and the promise was carried out by the department, and he hoisted his flag on the ship April 30. 1902, and sailed from New York to re-establish the long-abandoned European station. Now, the circumstances under which Ad miral Crowninshield came to be deprived of the Illinois, one of the latest and most formidable in this or any other navy, were entirely impersonal. The general board, of which Admiral Dewey is head, had de cided upon the creation of a magniflccnt squadron of ironclads of the first type to constitute the "home squadron," guarding the Atlantic and gulf coasts, as the famous . British "channel squadron" forms a first wall of defense in that country. The Illinois Detached. It was necessary, in the judgment of tne board, in order to make that fleet of the necessary strength to serve the purpose in view to include the Illinois and the Iowa, the last named of thc South Atlantic squadron. Moreover, such battle ships are neither effective nor economical as cruisers, and the Illinois and Iowa were doing that sort of duty in Europe and South America. So, carrying out its general policy and without regard to personal feelings, the Navy Department assigned Admiral Crown inshield to command the Chicago and Ad miral Sumner to colmmand the Newark, and kept the Illinois and Iowa on the North Atlantic station. Now, the Chicago, while a very serviceable cruiser and a fine vessel of ten years ago, is nothing like so imposing from a naval point of viewr as the splendid battie ship Illinois, and Admiral Crowninshield did not like to go. back to the Mediterranean and to the ports of northern ]Durope. where his flag had floated over the big battle ship, in an inferior craft, so he protested against the change. That pro test was made during the maneuvers, and it was given due consideration, but the original plan held. Admiral Crowninshield wanted to retire then, but was persuaded against that course. Admiral Crowninshield retires under that section of the personnel act which au thorizes him to do so ,at an advanced grade in consideration of servic.e during the civil war. He is now numnber twenty on the list of rear admirals, and thus In the jurnior grade with the relative rank of brigadier general. so that his retirement will place him in the first grade 'with the relative rank of major general. His retired pay will be $5,6%i per annum, or 31,500 more than he would receive were he retired in his present grade. LIQUOR SELLING 1BOmNIETED. A Section in the ImTtnnration Eill Re latiing to the CapitoL. No more liqisor will be sold in the Capitol buildina if the conferende report on the Im migration bill is agreed to and the Presi dent signs the measure. That this will be accomplished there seems little reason to dob.The section of the bill prohibitirg th aeof liquor in the Capitol was placed in the measure in the House at the last session of Congress by Representative Lan die of Indiana. When this action was taken the matter was regarded in the nature of a joke. It was stated that the Senate w-ould elimninate the section from the bbs. vut the Senate had no thought of such ac tion. The temperance paragraph remainedi anid was not even tnc subject of conference. There has been a crusade against the Sale of liquor at the Capitol for 2nnys years, and many campaign arguments have been made on the subjeot. The most niatorious of these was perhaps the attack made on the Speaker in his district to thie -effect that he alone was responsible for the prac tice. While the sale of liquor undoubtedly supplies a large portion of*the revenues of the lhouse and Senate restaurants, it is not believed that the prohibition will remult .to closing these establishments. Capt. T. N. Carpupte.' E3tI!d. Under the authority conferred by an set et Congress, approed P*bruay 14 183. Cptain 1ho.- I.. . u rgw U. B, in battry, il bq ?rae th.edgt mtladupon the unnm.fte4rret Mat et the army irn the edams who. se ia inous Pobruary lUi h. eAba_ pulmu..t inder he THE SENATE BLOOKfW SENATOR BACON BEGINS AGV MENT ON CONFEBENCE BPO$T.. Republican Senators Accept the SAtva tion and Outline a Plan of Action. It became apparent at noon today that no further business could be done in the Senate beyond the passage of appropriation bills. When the conference report on the bill to protect the life of the President was brought in Senator Bacon began an ex tended argument against the measure that had been agreed to by the confetees. He claimed that it was wholly different from anything that had been considered in either the Senate or the House of RepreSenta tives, and that, therefore, it did not come within the scope of measures that are given precedence when presented in the form of conference reports. Such reports, he said, were regarded as being entit'ed to special privilege because they. represented in a general way the sentiment of the two houses and because there had been a full discussion of their salient features. As this was not such a bill in the form in which it was reported he regarded It as not ertitled to that special privilege. Up to the time Mr. Bacon arose it was expected on both the republican and demo cratic sides that this report would be agreed to. There was a clear republican majority in favor of the bill, and it- was thought that the democratic side wou:d not care to be responsible for its failure, even if they did not approve it. But as Mr. Bacon proceeded republican senators got together and exchanged opin ions in regard to the new situation that had been created. It was understood at that time that not only would Mr. Bacon speak at some length, but also that Mr. Teller, Mr. Carmack and others were ready to follow him in criticism of the bill to protect the President in the form in which it was reported by the conferees. Program Outlined. Republican senators were not long in ac cepting this situation as a notice to them that legislation had come to a standstill for this Congress. They agreed that they would accept the notice, and proceeded to outline a plan to be carried out this after noon, ending in an adjournment at 5 or 6 o'clock until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. It was decided that Senator Lodge should call up the Philippine tariff bill, make a statement in regard to the importance of its passage and endeavor to secure consent for action. It was well known that the democratic side, would not for an instant permit the passage of the Philippine bill, as Mr. Patterson (Col.) and others were known to be extremely hostile to its pro visions for lowering the rates on sugar and tobacco. Mr. Patterson was prepared with an extended speech, which he was ready to make at any time, to show that the sugar industry of the Philippines can thrive with out any concession in the matter of tariff imposed upon sugar coning into this coun try. He had an extended argument and a vast array of figures and authorities to quote to sustain this contention. Other sen ators were ready not only to proceed In the same way in relation to the sugar schedule, but also to show that the tobacco industry of the Philippines does not need concessions in tariff rates from this. country, but that on the other hand both the sugar and to bacco industries of the United States would ultimately be. greatly damaged by the re moval of the tariff. Statements to Be Made. While republican senators were entirely ready to meet these arguments, it was rec ognised that no extended debate could be entered upon with any hope of a successful termination at this late hour. So it was chat Mr. Lodge determined to prepare him self for a statement and to make an effort to get the bill up. abandoning this effort as soon as the democratic opposition made itself manifest to such an extent as to give practical proof that nothing further could be accomplished. It was also determined that Senator Ald rich should make a statement in relation to his banking bill, and that Senator. Platt and others would do the same, in order to withdraw from the contest In an orderly way. The republicans being convinced that nothing could be done between the giving of this notice of the democrats and tomor row except to talk, determined to take a recess at 5'or 6 o'clock 'until 9 o'clock in the morning. The fate of the Aldrich bill was sealed at midnight last night when after four hours of filibustering on the part of some demo cratic senators Senator Aldrich at that hour gave up the fight and moved an -adjourn ment of the S0iate. Today -e fbund no diminution of opposition to his bill, and during the afternoon publicly announced that he would not hold it before the Senate to the exclusion of other Important business. He would ask the Senate, however, to near him in a statement on the merits of the THE aLA.anwa rCOMMrSuIN. Excanges in Progress Begarding Its -Personnel Exchanges are in progress between- Lon, don and the Canadian authorities regarding the personnel of the three commsissioners which Great Britain will appoint as- her representatives on the American--Britisli commission that is to arbitr,ate the Alaskadi boundary question. It was -the- original hope that Great Britain would -be repre sented by the lord chief justice And -two associate justices and that men-st similar station should be appointed by- the United States. Subsequent events, howevers made it necessary to modify this' plan and f't now seems probable that n=aa will be given at least one representative on *1h commission. No intorniation has.-yet 'be received as to whom King liiward wiU- a1) point. It is the understanding among o00leialk here that the exchanges of ratification. will occur at Washington. MA3. SYLVESTER DEFENDED. Representative Fitsgerald Had At tacked the Superintendent of Police. Several minutes of the time of-the House were occupied yesterday in an atgek on Major S.ylvester, superintendent o(' #hlice. Mr. Fitsgerald of New Yok made -the on laught, and deelared that he was eoa piling evidence against the Washington po lice department. He, however- produd none of this evidence, stating that-the-tnte at his disposal for that purpose ws ipanin cent. Mr. Fitsgerald had made a point of order against the increase in the salary of Major Sylvester when the Distriot bHi ws irst considered by the House. The increase was restored bythSea. RepresentativeHa ofY Il,sc MrFisese e t. ft the Ben t - ~ ~=jSone to sho 1 BIGHTS OF T HOUBIE ALLEGED G T BY TEl CUBAN TEATY. Djspnted. That the sts Alone Nay 8naat agislation tnat E as E3ect oa the Breaa. There is sose discussion among members of the House of Reliresentatves as to the legal status of a treaty affecting the reve nues of the government that has not had the sanction of the House. A claim Is be Ing inade by some members that- such a treaty could not be put 4n effect until the House has acted on It, because of their con stitutional prerogative as a revenue raising power. This 'view Is scoffed at by leading sena tors. They declare that it is one thing to Increase revenues and another to make a treaty by which they will be lowered. They declare that as a matter of fact In the ab sence of an extra session of Congress there will be no members of the House of Repre sentatives those who have been elected to the Fifty-eighth Congress will be mere pri vate citizens until they have been sworn In. wm Probably Ratify. Treaty. Mardh 5 the Senate will meet and will prob ably pass the Cuban reciprocity treaty. The House of Representatives will not be able to object to It, because there will be no members of that house until December next in the absence of a call for a special session. The ad-ministration will regard the duties fixed by the Cuban reciproeity treaty as binding and will enforce them. If any one objects to that proceeding he will have a recourse, to the courts of the United States. This question has -never been deter mined judicially, and such determination would settle a disputed constitutional pro vision of great interest. It is certain that the Senate will not be influenced by any claim of Individual mem bers of the House concerning its power to legally ratify, without the concurrence of the House, treaties lowering rates of duties on Importations. . Arguments of Representatives, Members of the House argue that If it is conceded that the Senate alone can ratify a treaty lowering tariff duties it might happen that at some time a House of Rep resentatives favoring a protective tariff, and with a Senate favoring free trade or a tar iff for revenue only, the effect of the entire tariff laws of the country might be nullified. They take the'view that not only has the Senate not power to affect the revenue with out the concurrence of the House, because of constitutional limitations, but that the results from such 'action would be so ap parently bad that they feel confident that it will only require a discussion of the mat ter to bring the Senate to the support of their views. No action has been taken by the House In order to ascertain to 'what extent these views are entertained by members, but that may be developed in the near future. THE DISPUTE OVER ACRE. Attempt to Show Injustice of the Bra ilian Demand. Senor Guachalla, the Bolivian minister, called upon Secretary Hay at the State De partment today to make fresh representa tions respecting the controversy between Brazil and Bolivia over the territory of Acre. The minister Is seeking to show the Injustice of the Brisillan -demands to be allowed to occupy the territory with hr military forces pending the settlement of the question of title by The Hague tri bunal, and today he presented "to Secretary Hay a mass of documentary evidence and charts bearing on the question of title. COL. DIM1I1CH RJTI,RED. Entered the Army as a Volunteer Private-in 1861. Col. Eugene C. Dimmick, 2d Cavalry, ee cently promoted from lieutenant colonei, 2d Cavalry, in command of the troops at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., was placed on the retired list today on his own application after more than forty years' service. CMi. Dimmick entered the army as a volunteer private in the 2d New Jersey State Militia in April, 1861, and was honorably mustered out in June, 1866, as second lieutenant In the Veteran Reserve Corps. In -August, 1867, he was appointed second lieutenant in the 9th Cavalry and subsequently rervcd In the 5th, 10th and 2d Regiments of Cav alry. Pessonal Mention. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W.- Noyes and Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Warner, who were on the ill-fated steamer Madiana, arrived In New York yesterday. - Mr. Ira W. Johannes of Woodside, Md., has left for an extended trip to Alken, S. C. Decrease in thie Public ZYebt. The monthly statement of the public debt shows that at the close. of business Febru ary 28 the debt, less, cash in the treasury, amounted to 2987,972,898,- which is a de crease as compared with January 31 of i5,900,65. - - -- -Warships at Boston. The Navy,-Department has..decided to fiake a 4isplay at Boston, March 17 (evac nation day), a,nd the Bancroft has been or de-to leave San Juan and be.- at Bos ton at the date named. The Topeka is also ordered from Charleston and the Nashville will be kept .at Boston so that there will be three naval vessel. during the ceremonies, Victim of loot Ball Gam. CHICAGO, March 3.-Hugh Guthrie Leigh ton, a graduate student at the Armour~ In stitut, is dad, as the resull of a' foot ball game in whicha he participated last October. Death was caused by the weakening of his heart action. Last October he played in a bard interclass ganie without previous train. Ing. Queen Wilhen Consents. Secretary Hay today received formal notice that Wilhelaina, Queen of the. NEth erlands, has consented to name an arbitra tor to act in the capacity of umpire as be tyeen Venesuola and -the -United States, If such an appolntmnent sbould be necessary. Mov=D.OS et Na,val Ve The Navy Department is informed that the cruiser Topeka and the coBlisr Hmu=i bal, which asaistled in the seareh'for the eolfler Alexander, have arrived at Charlee'. Th. gunboat Besmbgt=M has bes put I me....allo- at the Ial.ite~ agt libe attashet h1a T MtWllSE Not Many Oong ns Gall SENATOR . *. STEUGGLE BEfWX=R D TEE STATE POLm President Favors Eatt hipsa*or the Navy-Panama C 'CompWyg Accepts 0O _ The necessity for the prne o senators and representatives at tk Capital in the closing- hours of this seou -limited the number of congressiona Oksitore- to the White House today. Osdlarily here are many cotrgressmen at xtI*yKecutie- officca between 10 o'clock and nefiiOacl} day; 'and on cabinet days, like t4 iyft ._mbcr is almost as large as on ether days. Senator Alger of a :bief talk with President -Rode bout two Michigan positions that d enty of discussion in -poltticat-C 'tethat state. -Senator Algr- was ra a tWd, and afterward elected- t 4 'on the demand of the people'j1 tate the demand being so overw( that it could not be resisted. Heihaibeeh a sen ator for a number of mostAil, suiBeent!v long to look over his skasi of thk federal plums and determine just Whdl~ie-wants to fill them. Recently Qthates.W ight, the collector of internal revenae of thie Detroit district, resigned his positlen.4 Senator Al" ger concluded to name Da*.d4Meginnity, a young business man of Detroit,-and a per sonal friend. Some of the leaders of the old McMillan organization'lil BMichigan, led by two federal officehl!des leean .to ob ject to- Senator Alger -sele&ti nen of his own picking. They wanted t#e plums for the old organization, and tile proceeded tc ask the President to now te ex-State Senator Holmes as coli The Presi dent is said to have -prom ented the activity of federal officehol it the mat ter and to have given a -Mnttthat this would not be tolerated. We t ickly di cided that he would aett the recom mendations of Gen. Alger, Ad- tI nomna tion of Mr. Meginnity wa ed ipon. The opponents of Gen. Alg% o receive another blow. Senator A@'e as recom mended the nomination of Ok ola soldi.r, a war-time friend and comroe, hr a small position, that of appraisermf the port of Detroit. This friend Is a". L. S. Trow bridge. He belonged to dh. Aker's -com mand in the civil war wars such a brave fellow that Gen. A ' will alwa~ys remember his -deeds. At t0e battle of Gettysburg a -horhe was 4that fom Under Maj. Trowbridge. Wit a few fet of Gen. Alger. Maj. Trowbrt wEi asceed Jas. H. Stone, tru lncumbent.r "" ' Senator Alger has ner-" -e4 any idea that the President would 1tn&pgis recom mendations, and there had. e nttle ques tion that in his first .b. "Wi the pollr ticians in his state r3tger would win. President Favors-.'e e's In the differences betigg1 thM SenAte and House over. the warship app kations, .the President is said -to :>; 1la pathy with the House content ' 'for heavjf ships. The Preadderit has. ndt - nade- an7! suggestipn, however, but a fiw frien4a whu have asked for his opinion have beep -d just how he feels.-- -He has. ong n favor ot. genuine battle siaips,'real nigaachines, and his. views. in that respeot are wenl known. Representative Dayton of the naval affairs committee of the House talked to the President this morning abogt the situa tion in Congress, where ;the conferees on the naval appropriation b'll.have been tied up a good while over the nuestion of war ships. The contest is stubborni, but one side or the other must yield before jnany houra The Signing of Milis. Major Palmer of the entdilUng department of the secretary's office took deveral bills to the White House this:_n-onig. Major Palmer will arrange witlt=the elirolling de -partments:of -eair house -tit all bills ready shall be .sent to the: White House all through the day up to W' o'clock tonight. Beginning with tomorrQ% morning, at 9 o'clock, bills will be deliyred to ~the Presi dent at the White House up to 10 o'clock. At that hour he will go to the Cap!tol to be present to sign bills and, tesolu1ons up. to the closing hour of the aessioa.. The Preal dent is familiar with most of.1he legisla tion that- is now in the process of going through Congress. Senator Pritchard is urging-4ha-President to appoint Dr. D. H. Abbttt ofJNorth Caro lina as. assistant commis4kones of corpora tions, but the President hAs -seached no de cis!on -in the matter. Senators.fholier and Penrose. and -Senator-eIct BHpitins were among the callers wlyo s(w the@I'esidemt. Eills Signed by tIb 1'Nesident. The President' yesterdaafternoon signed the army appropriation Wd t|he Philippine coinage bills. Offer- Accepted by GOaidI:Ompany. President.- Roosevelt and -Ma echiet were in session today for nearerlo hee 1(rs. The status of the Panania 0aal bi&otiations was the most imp6rtamtsubjlc(discussed. Attorney General Know las beenfor several days in .conference, at ,arteam es. with Attorney Nelson W. Cromwell, Ah meri can representative of the- Panma 'Canal Company. Today the Attobeney General re ported to the cabinet 'hot hae zd received from Mr. Cromwell sn aeaneof the proposition he, -on behalfeN Ii United States. reti a.4tote canal com pany to ka olive. the- -pby this hoer ontUatd the neco Jus priorthe-Ah fas. anod it =at t eer pedni the S.enat is oe reaornent ofa h tori hedb-hafterwtheBthanathem meany's gep th . iithe. An .fornae Gante aitin. Denenes in the *Senayewll the raaionen of the otedr ateary o. and thre Das the v1 bos ed made' -la ie 1' u siam "f'9of rataaios onie tral,WhchOnea anneaanat Ber as MAY SIT ALL NIGHT HOUSE WAITING FOR CONFEREES ON TWO BILLS. Little Prospect of Getting Together on Naval and Public Build ings Measures. - The prospect of reaching an agreement on the naval bill and the omnibii public building bill became precarious this after noon, as several meetings of the conferees resulted in no conclusion. .The omnibus public building bill is one of especial Interest to the District of Co lunmblia.as it contains several propositions for .buildings. It authorizes an increase in the cost of the municipal building from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000. It also authorizes an improvement on the burea.u of engraving and printing to the extent of $215,000. It= authosises - the Qc rY pfe the Treasury to acquire the ;gfsoith of the post office as a site for an .addition to the post office building, in eluding ipace for the. mail bg repair shop. It authorizes the purchase of a site for the hall of records. bounded by E and F, 18th and 19th streets. The conferees on the omnibus public building bill thus far have failed to agree. The Senate conferees are insisting on the Senate's disagreement to the provision made by the House amendments authoriz ing appropriations for sites, while the con ferees for the House refuse to recede on this. bisagreement on Naval Bill. - President Roosevelt stated this morning that he would be strongly inclined to call an extra session of Congress should the naval appropriation bill fail of passage through the inability of the House and Senate conferees to come to an agreemept on the controverted question of the size of battle ships. This statement was made by the Presi .dent to members of the House and Senate naval 'committees in the presence of the Secretary of the Navy, after the serious nature of the tie-up had been laid before him. The House conferees, Messrs. Foss, Day ton and Tate, are standing firm for the House provision for three new battle shipe of 16,000 tons displacement, while Senators Hale, Perkins and Tillman, are convinced that the Senate provision for four battle ships of 1ZOOQ tons displacemept should be come law. It is known that rather than see the Senate provision prevail the House con ferees have declared that they would let the bill fail. A resolutio'n continuing the aptaitpriations for the navat establishdnent could be passed by both houses in case of the failure of the bill, but the greatly need ed increase in the personnel of the navy wahich the bill makes provision for would not be effective, nor would any new con struction. be authorized. There. are very strong ,opinions enter tained by naval experts on the. subject of the size of battle ships. -The House com mittee on naval affairs has fortified itsel'f since the naval bill passed the Senate with the unanimous opinion of the naval board of constr-tiction in favor of the 16,000-ton shipa Seesetiry Moody and Admiral Dewey are understood to be about the only naval officers who favor the lighter draught yes The question of thie inability of several shipyards in vasious parts of the country to build anything but the lighter draught vessels is said to have considerable to do with the position of the Senate conferees on the subject. T'he President, it is stated; is in favor of the heavier ships. Short Time in Conference.. The conferees on this bill have spent but a short time in conference so far, as Sen ator Hale is a member of several other con ference comunittees, which has taken up his With the exception of the naval bill tIle outlook for finishiur up the business of the eeiion' seems bettet than in many'previous Congresses on the eye of -adjournment.- It Is believed that the House can conclude all pnnebusiness without the slightest em bat, in spite of the 4empestie hii buoten which i s ti mntaneined. The poamlate this afeaas ato sit all ~igt n case the aa esc report dosnot come ~ta re omaes, in order that action ~ navat ibfl mhay net be deliyd w~ he asfa esee report omtes In. PREPARING TO LEAVE GEN. WOOD WILL SAIL FOE EU ROPE MARCH 28. It is Expected That He Will Eventu ally Command in the Philippines. Brig. Gen. Leonard A. Wood is closing up the affairs of the late military government of Cuba pseparatory to his departure for the Philippines, where he will assume com mand of the department of Mindanao, which includes the country of the Moros and other disaffected inhabitants. It is generally understood in military circles that this depstinelt command4e only tem porary and that Gen. Wood will eventually succeed to the supreme dbmmand of the military forces in the Philippinee. Maj. Gen. G. W. Davis, the present'conunander, -will be-succeeded by Maj. Gen. J. j. Wade in July next on the statuto)y retirement of the flamemed. Gen.. Wood wil undoubt edly be made a major general on the pro motion of MpJ. Gen. Young to the lieuten ant generaldf on the retirement of Ge.. Miles in Aniat ne*t.. Gen. Wpde~ has al ready served in the Philippines nearly three years, and is entitled to a more congenial assignment. The plan as now understood is to permit him to come home in the fall and to place. Gen. Wood in command of the division of the Philippines. In anticipation of that assignment. Gen. Wood has arranged to make a personal in vestigation of the British colonial govern ments in Egypt and India and the Dutch colonial governments in Java and Sumatra, with- a view to the application of such fea tures of those systems as may be deemed advantageous in the government of the Mo ros of Mindanao apd similar tribes in the southern department of the Philippines. It was for the purpose of making these inves tigations that Gen. Wood arranged to pro ceed to the Philippines by way of the Med iterranean sea and the Indian ocean, in stead of following the usual route across the Pacific from San, Francisco. Gen. Wood has engaged passage for him self and his staff, Consisting of Col. Scott and Capt. McCoy, on the steamship Com monwealth, sailing from Boston for Gibral tar March 28. From Gibraltar he will go to Cairo; later he will go to Bombay and to Calcutta, and may visit Lord Curzon, the viceroy of India. He will then proceed to Singapore and the Malay straits settle ments. SENATORS BY POPULAR VOTE. Resolution in Virginia Legislature to Change Constitution. Special DisLpatch to The Eseing Star. RICHMOI9D, Vs-., -a.p-Senator Cog bRil of Chesterfield today esented a reeo lution providing that "application Is hereby made to Congress, under provision of ar ticle V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of a convention to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States mnaking United States senators elective in the several states by direct vote of- the people; and that the sec retary of the commonwealth is hereby di rected to transmit copies of this applcation to the Senate and House of Representatives of Congress, and copies to the members of said Senate and House of Representatives from this state; also transmit copies there of to the presiding oficeers of each of the legislatures now in session of the several states, requesting their co-operatIon. . The resolution went over until tomorrow. Senator Mclwaine of Petersbirg pre sented a bill, wMich provides that in divorce proceedings notlees shall be served only by authorized coirt offBeers, and depositions shaii-,b.taken by chaer-y eoneioaas. The object of the bill is to prohibit the granting of divorces in secret. mE S*ANEET IN QUETION. Woman Who Tried to Have Interview With Preuidark PIBBUR, Pa., March 3.,A petition was granted' in connmon pleas court No. 1 today for the ,appointment of a consesa in luEey to' InQuire tot the mental' gggdl. tien,eof Mie. arah McCloy, who was re cently taken lngo custody at WaaMaten whble enadeavoring to see Presdta .e se. Kveat. Mais. McCloy has some property arnd a family at grown ehiniren. Only a few huaied people see any average store window each day. A hundred and fifty thosand people see The Star's dveris ing dail . MAI LOCAL ITEMS Conferenoe Report on the Sundry Civil Bill. a WORK AT THE CAPITOL NEW BUILDIG p+3 TEN -3A TIONAL *U.EUM AUTESO''. Provision fdr Hospitals - Appropria tions Amount to $0,27a,955.10, Being More Than the Estimates. The conferees on the sundry civil bill have come to an agreement and submitted a full report to both houses of Congress. The bill as finally agreed upon appro priates $82.272,955.10, being $4,20125 less than as it passed the Senate. $2,423.006 more than as It passed the House, $22,100,55.97 more than the appropriation for the current year. and $4,2.55,026 more than the esti mates. An appropration is made of $2,560, in ead of $8a2,950 as proposed by the Sen ate and 8,960 as proposed by the House. for work at the Capitol ad for general and special repairs thereof, including $7,000 for models; an appropriation, as proposed by the Senate, of $1,500 for work of cleaning and re pairing works of art in the Capitol; $10,600 for two new boilera foer the Senate wing of the Capitol. and $..735 for construction ef steel case for the files of the Senate. The provision proposed by the Senate for preparation of a plan for the construction of a building for .-e use of tne Senate for offices and committee rooms is stricken out. Tne provision proposed by the House for the extension and completion of the Capitol building in accordance with the original plans therefor by the late Tnomas U. Wal ter, architect of the Capitol, In also stricken out. National Museum Building. The construction of a building for the National Museum, to cost not exceeding $3,500,000, Is authorized and $255,000 is ap propriated therefor.- - An appropriation of 195,000, instead of $100,000 as proposed by the Senate and $90,t.0 as proposed .by the House, for the National Zoological Park Is granted. Provision is made for a deputy commis sioner of the fish commi*ion at $M,090 and for an additional Janitor at $600. Provi sions are stricken out for one clerk at $1.20 in the ofnce of the commissioner, one clerk at $1,200 in the office of accounts and one clerk at $1,800 in the division of fish culture, An appropriation - is made of $0,000, as proposed by the Senate, for the Freedmen's Hospital, and contracts are authorized for construction of building fr that p ts. to cost not exceeding one-half to be paid out of the treasy of. the United States and one-half t of the revenues 0t h priation of sQ9 proposed y the Sewa for preservation of records o tS smatd land office goes out. The salary of the chief clerk of the United States geool oal survey is inesased from $2,250-to and the maey.ef tthe disbursing clerk $2,P4 Ii s, An appropriation is made of $5,060, as proposed by the Senate, for additions to the buildings of thO Columbian Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. - An appropriation .Is made of 1O6, ,se proposed by the House, .ipstead of P4,0 as proposed by the Senate, for itw. ment and maintenaroe of Executive Man sion grounds. The price for are lights in the parks in Washington Is fixed at 180 per light p4r annum instead of $85, as proposed by the Senate, and $72, as proposed by the Hotts. Hospital Buildings. An appropriation is made of $100,00, as proposed by the Senate, for reconstruction and completion of the Providence Hospital building. An appropriation is made of $100,000, as proposed by the Senate, for the erection of a building on the Garfield Memorial Hos pital grounds. The provision proposed by the Senate authorizing the expenditure of $75,000 te,r a site -for an army general hospital at Washington, D. C., is stricken out. Agricultural Department Buineng. An appropriation of $250,000, as proposed by the Senate, Is made to begin the erec tion of the building for the Agricultural Departmnent. Au appropriation of 19,000, as proposed by the Senate. Instead of 18,000, as pro- - posed by the House, for cafe of buildings rented by the Department of Justice. Internatiana1 Negotiations, An appropriation is made of $100,460, as proposed by the Senate, for carrying out the treaty between the United States and Great Britain, concluded at Washington January 24, 190L6-. The appropriation of $5,000, proposed by the Senate, for expem of a joint com mission for the adjustament qf differences between the United States and Greet Britain in respect to Ihe domainlon of Can ada is stricken out. An appropriation of 53.00, instead of $100,000, as proposed by the Senate, is made to ahie the Pre=ident to co-operate through diplomatic channels with the gov ernmnents of Mexico. China, Japan and other countries for the purposes st forth in the message of the President to Congress of January 29, 1306. lIVE VICTIMB 01 EZPE0SEON. At Edison Cesment Weeks at Neor Vil Rage, N. 7. EASTON, Pa., Narca .4. far as can be asoertained at this time fivo men were MHiasi by yesterday's explosion at the Urn son cement works at Now Village, N. .. The deed are: James Meyers, New Vlillage; Daiel Smith. New Village; NaMaan Hopkins, Washington, N. 1.; Edward Phillips, Phinenshjeg, N. 1. -- Kinney. Nothing but -shreds of. flask and bile -e elothing has been foud of Kiseny. Thne asseei.is at the inets refUse t out any uinv. of the disster. They they do net know how manye were induered and they will set admmithat any mee wer. MUaea The ita gives abies, howevees is be neves to be omswet.