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The Evening Stir Newspaper Compiny Weather. Hjw Tor. Ofle?: Triino# Building Cbirkgo Oflc?: Tribtmt Enildicg. Evnhig Star, with the Sunday n.orniDS fdi t'u.n. Is delivered by carriers, od their own account* tvlthln tbe city at 50 rents i*?r month; without th* ?uudaj morning edition at 44 rents per mouth. Br n.all. postage prepaid: Dally, Sunday Included, one month. 00 cent?. Pally. Sundav excepted, one month, 50 cents. Raturdaj Star, one year, Sunday Star, one year, $1.50. Rain and warmer tonight tomorrow fair, cooler. 16,638 WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1906-TWENTY PAGES TWO CENTS. But People in Nearby Villages Continue Alarmed. CINDER SHOWERS TODAY 150 000 Refugees Reported Now in Naples. KING AND QUEEN ON GROUND Their Visit to Torre Anniinziata and Subsequent Cessation cf Volcanic Disturbance Impressed Villagers. Vprrlal r?hlrgrsiii to Th* Star. . NAPLES, April 9.?Better news was received this morning from tlie villages about Mount Vesuvius, the violence of whose eruption ves tenlav spread panic throughout the region. Since last evening the stream of lava that was moving toward I orre del Annunziata, a city of 28,084 inhabitants, twelve miles from Naples, has been sta tionary. and the eruptions from the volcano are less violent. The rain of ashes ceased for a time last night, but showers of cinders again fell upon Naples at intervals today. Tlie Glorno sa\s that 15(>,(Of> refugees from the aftl.i ted districts are in Naples. The lo.ctto inhabitants of Bosco Tre-Case have all fled from their homes. King Victor Emmannel and Queen Helena today made a trip to the villages at the foot of the volcano. They arrived here from Home at 7 o'clock tills morning: and ?''?parted at once in motor cars, accompa med hi the Duke of Aosta, for the threat ened district. After visiting Torre del An nunxiata. they went to Ottajano. The go ing was extremely bad. because the roads w > re everyw here covered with volcanic ashes. but their majesties persisted. They were greeted enthusiastically wherever they Were sen. When the last train was leaving Boseo trecase a fresh crater opened near the sta tion. The refugees from Ottajano say that ten houses and rive churches collapsed from the wave of ashes. An excursion steamer, attempting to reach Naples from the Island of Capri, had to return, as the paasengvrs were being suffocated b ythe cinders. Only 2.000 Remain in Towc. Only about LMKM) out of .TJ.OOt' inhabi tants of Torre Annunziata dare to remain In the town, which is now patrolled by soldiers. The number of fugitives Is augmenting everywhere, and it is estimated that hIm'I" half a million people have fled from ? heir homes Many Persons are leaving ro ,< sS iT a"d.;is on the rail roaos Is interrupted numbers of tiiese fugitives are going to Sicily by sea Ire eruption of the volcano has caused a great congestion in All services e:p? flal >? the telegraph lines, making it dif ficult to forward press or other messages. ANALYSIS OF LAVA. Unprecedented Quantity of Ashes and Cinders. The quant ::> of ashes and cinders thrown up by Mount Vesuvius within the last twenty-four hours is unprecedented An anal, sis shows this discharge to be chiefly composed of iron, sulphur and magnesia. hen dr, the whole reg on seemed to be under a gray sheet, but now. after a fall Of rain, It appears to have been trans formed Into an immense lake of chocolate Ihe evacuation of the threatened villages and towns continues, but means to trans l?ort ihe inhabitants arc lacking mim# ?f with artTlJ^ry cans J.ave been sent to tne places where the tnf ferers are most In need of assistance At many place, ihe people are --ufreri ir from Pi-nic and a state of greif e exists, which has been added to bv -M^i"" atltlon. Some of the jiarish pries'* r?t j to open their , , lr. ;?! to 2'^ * n to obtain admit-.nee, fearing that an ear >, quake wo.tld destroy then? Xn full at J*>ople an,| thus Increase the dlsas'er Crowdg of women attacked the churches pulled down th. d..,.rs and took ^ ' ;Vchhe ,wus:rr? - r"r against death. " a Protection Many people < <mped along the roads ami inndhO?,%adnoOUltie 'V""" ^ i , 'tojano where they though: thev would be safer than In the town* defy in* the elements, though nearly blinded h? ashes, wet to the *kin v,v ?),? ..I X <.rr?....-d i? m. Ki??:U, " Reception to Royalty. The duke and duchess of Aosta and the princess of Schleswlff-Holsteln, who 1s a guest of the duke and duchess of Aosta, joined the king and queen In their Aislt to the afflicted districts. The royal party was re. -Ived with the moat touching manifestations of gratitude, amidst cheers and weeping, expressions of thanks and frantic gesticulations of joy. The king forbade the police and car- J bineers to keep the people away from him, so that all could approach him. The women kissed the king's hand and the 1 queens gown, exclaiming: "God sent you to us." One of the women, addressing the king, cried: "If thou art our king, order the volcano to stop." SCENES VISITED BY ROYALTY. King and Queen Counseled Patience and Courage. I NAPLES, April 9?11:.Vi a.m.-King Victor Kmrnanut-I and Queen Helena arrived here this morning from llom<j and yet out for the towns and villages in the path of the lava stream pouring down the sides of Mount Vesuvine. When their train arrived at the station ti e eruption of the volcano was most violent. Both the kinp and the que-'n, although greatly fatigued. Insisted that they should leave immediately for Torre I Annuniiata the king r'tying: "If Terre Au nunziata is in danger it is my duty to he there." WOMEN IN A PAT5IC. Change of Wind Relieved Situation at Annunziata. TORRE ANXl'NZIATA, April !?. -The p<<>ple of this town are tremendously ex ? dud. The wonrfrti especially are in a state o.' pinic. A rumor was started to the ef fect that tile visit of the king and queen of Italy and the lnike of Aosta has resulted i ? a miracle. Singularly enough, shortly after the arrival of the sovereigns, an 1 v..hile the king and queen were trying to ccisole the people, repeating frequently "Courage." "He strong." the wind suddenly changed and the atmosphere, which up to that moment had been impregnated with st'lphnrous gas and suffocating fumes, cleared away and the sun burst forth. The stream of lava stopped Its march after having destroyed a aection of the wortheast part of the suburb and the ad jacent eeni' t-ry. The air rang with bene dictions for the king front his devoted subjects. Hope at once returned, and' the king and queen were preparing to move on. but the people insisted that they re main. begging that they be not abandoned. The king and queen wished to vislf other | distressed villages, but the railway was in [ terrupted and they were forced to return to Naples, whence they set out for Ottujanu. and Torre del Greco. SAW TOWN DESTROYED. Eye-Witness of the Eruption During the Night. Special Cablegram to The Star. ROME. April 9?The Giornali d'ltalia states that I.ieut. Olarroechl, who was ir command of the troops there, witnessed-the destruction of Bosco Trevase. He says that after midnight terrific rumblings were heard, followed by a violent earthquake, which shattered the windows in the town. Then lava began flowing from the Clar nteila crater and a wild panic ensued, the people rushing through the streets shriek ing with terror. The Oiarmelle. < rater was hurling masses of incandescent roek and a torrent of fire was sweeping down the side of the moun tain at terrific speed, flowin? in two stream*, one that was two hundred yards in width, toward the center of the town. The population fled terror-stricken to Torre del Annunziata. The soldiers visited every house to see that the inhabitants escaped, and rescued two or three bed-rid den persons. The town had hardly been evacuated when a i.lver of fire invaded the houses, and soon Bosco Trevase seemed to be enveloped in flumes. Four hundred refugees have been given shelter in the Granili barracks. Naples. The road between Cereoia and Ottalnao is destroyed. It is now covered with burning mud. CHICAGO ELECTION FIGURES. Official Return of the Recent Munici pal Vote. CHICAGO, April it.?The official figures on the municipal operation of street cars, which was voted upon at the election held last week, were announced today by the can vassing board. They were: In favor of municipal operation, 121, !?]<!; against it. 110,.'!23. The proposition. In order to be come effective, required ?><> per cent of the total vote cast, and fell short of the nec essary number by 17.427. The vote on the proposition to purchase the street railway companies by the issue of certificates In amount not to exceed $75, 000,(XX) wa's carried by a vote of 110,225 to 1<Xl,859. The question of whether or not it Is desirable, as a question of public policy, for the city to own and operate street rail ways was carried by a vote of 111.955 to 108.087. The vote on the last proposition was to call out an expression of public ??pinion, and had no legal effect. Noted Japanese Linguist Dead. Special Dispatch to The Star. TOKIf). April 0.?Viscount Moriharu Nag aoka, noted for his knowledge of the Chinese language and literature, founder of the East Asia Identical Language Asso ciation and president of several Chino Japanese societies, died last night. He studied law in the I'nited States and Eng land In the years 1872-7!). Deficiency Bill Sent to Conference. Rev. E. Hez Swem. pastor of the Second Baptist Church of this city, officiated as chaplain today when the Speaker of the House called that body to order. After the journal had been approved the urgency deficiency bill was sent to confer ence, the House conferees being Messrs. Uttauer, Tawney and Livingston. A bill was passed providing for tae re appraisement of certain lots in the town site of Port Angeles. Wash, District bills were then taken up. Eegion Devastated by Great Volcano, Which is More Violent Than Ever. SOCIALISTS IN <1 RIOT Fierce Demonstration in San Francisco Last Night OVER INSULTING BANNER Bore Inscription "the Constitution Be Damned." POLICE IN A LIVELY FIGHT Crowd Resented Arrest of Speaker and Treatment of Their Ensign? Some Seriously Hurt. SAN FRANCISCO. April 0.?The fiercest riot San Francisco has witnessed in a gen eration was a sequel last evening to a meet ing of socialists held at Woodward's Pa vilion as an expression of sympathy for President Moyer and Secretary Haywood of the Western Federation of Miners, who are imprisoned in Idaho on the aceusattion that they were implicated in the assassina tion of former Gov. Steunenberg. At the meeting some violent speeches were made, in which it was declared that Moyer and Haywood were Innocent, and that if convicted they would not be hanged unless the entire United States army was brought In to assist in their execution. At the conclusion of the speech making a pro cession was organized, and the participants in the assemblage marched down Market street, headed by a band. At the corner of Kearny and Market streets a halt was made, and one of the paraders, who carried a red banner, climbed Dotta's fountain and affixed the emblem to the topmost lamps. The banner bore the inscription. " 'The Constitution Be Damned;' So Say the Corporations." Arrested the Speaker. It was decided by the leaders to hold an outdoor meeting, and A C. McGlnty was selected to address the crowd. So great was the throng, however, that he could not make himself heard, and George S. Holmes, a metal worker with a powerful voice, was substituted. He was in the midst of his talk when Policeman Jack Stelzner and W. J. Cavanagh and Detective Ryan made their way through the crowd. Kyan tore down the red flag and passed it to Stelz ner. Ryan then ordered Holmes to desist, but this was met with a refusal, and the detectives pulled Holmes down to the pave ment. In a moment a riot was precipitated. Stelzner was knocked down and kicked In a vicious hand-to-hand tight, the crowd seeking to recover the flag. Ryan and Cavanagh came to his assistance and began beating back the crowd with clubs. The flag was torn from Stelzner's grasp, and then Ryan, who had held- Hoimes all of tae time, started to take his prisoner through the crowd, beating a path with his club. An electric car was passing and halt ed opportunely for the detective. He board ed It. and the other officers tried to keep th-j crowd back. A Battle With Missiles. Near the fountain a new building is being erected and the street was full of building debris. Almost Instantly there was a shower v>f scrap Iron, bricks and blocks of wood upon the car. and the missiles crashed through the windows, Injuring a number of passengers. The motorman was made a target, but he slowly forced his way thiough the human blockade, and. gaining speed, ultimately reached the hall of jus tic*. In the meantime alarm calls had been sent to neighboring police stations and patrolmen came hurrying to the scene. They fi und themselves confronted by a madden ed crowd armed with sticks and stones, and for ha.lf an hour a lively battle was In progress, the police using their clubs with telling efTect and the crowd retaliating viciously. Policeman Stelzner was struck several times by flying bricks and was cut In the neck and head. Policeman Doran was ? lso bruised and cut. Policeman Harry Seguine was seriously hurt. He was knocked down and kicked again and again. Seventeen of the rioters were arrested, three beln? charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The rest were booked at the prison for mis demeanors. Holmes. the orator, was charged with disturbing the peace. It was fully an hour from the time the trouble started thai quiet was restored in the neighborhood. KAISER FAVORS PLAN SUGGESTS ADJOURNMENT OF HAGUE PEACE CONFERENCE. BERLIN, April 9.?The Associated Press is officially infortne.1 that the German gov ernment has suggested an adjournment of the second peace conference at The Hague in order not to interfere with the Berne (Red Cross) conference, where the Geneva convention will be revised. Germany has not suggested July as the month for the conference, but is trying to persuade Russia to postpone assembling The Hague confer ence so that the north, central and south American states may be able to send rep resentatives to the European conferences without interfering at the sarjie time with the pan-American congress at Rio Janeiro. Great Britain Will Suport. I.ONDON, A pi il 9.?The United States will have the support of Great Britain in the effort making through diplomatic sources to secure a postponement of the meeting of the second peace conference at The Hague to a later date than proposed by Russia. No date has been suggested, ami the foreign office thinks that a date late in the fall would be preferable, but It will be guided by what the United States believes r.ecessary in view of the pan-American congress. The question of the postponement has been discussed between Foreign Secretary Grey and Ambassador Reid. The American suggestion accorded with the view of Great Britain, which country is entirely unpre pared for the meeting to take place in July, as It was believed when the Invita tions were sent out that the conference would not he held until the autumn or even not until 3907. Great Britain has not appointed delegates to The Hague, and it is understood that she is desirous of having Rome understand ing with the powers as to what questions shall be taken up. When "the Russian em peror's first J,- ,;latIon was received last year Great Jtritain did not Immediately ac cept it, requesting more information. Since then little had been heard of the conven tion until last week, when t'he emperor s suggestion that the meeting he held In July was received. Therefore the " American proposal for a postponement of the conference was wel comed by Great Britain, and she readily agreed to support the Cnited States in the matter. The foreign office also recognized the reasonableness of the argument that the pan-American congress should precede The Hague conference in view of the prob ability that the pan-American delegates may have some suggestions to make at The Hague. THE SUNDAY STAR'S CIRCULATION. The circulation of The Sunday Star each week Is stated In plain figures. Yesterday's total circu lation figures were 33,975. The net figures, after deducting all returns of left-over papers, sample copies, etc., will be printed In the regular sworn statement next Saturday. The Sunday Star has had for sev eral months the largest, the best and the only sworn circulation In the District of Columbia. Merchants advertising In any newspaper are entitled to know the measure of publicity which they buy, just as they are required to measure or exhibit the goods they sell. Great Gains in Advertising; in The Sunday Star. Sunday, April 8, 1906, including 18 columns In the Magazine sec tion 178 columns Sunday, April 9, 1905, Including 16 columns In the Magazine sec tion 91 columns GAIN 87 columns Or an Increase of over 12 pages of advertising. CONFERENCE DELAYED Postponement at the Request of Operators. IN MINERS' CONTROVERSY Committees to Meet in New York Tomorrow. TALK OF COUNTER PROPOSITION More Time Asked by Operators for Further Consideration of the Proposition for Arbitration. NEW YORK. April 9.?At the request of the operators the corL ference between-committees oi-the coal operators and the miners, which was scheduled to be be!4-4o day, to-consider the situation in the anthracite fields, was postponed until tomorrow. It was announced that the postponement was requested because some of -the opera tors had not yet had sufficient opp&rtuntTy to consider the miners' proposition for ar bitration. The two subcommittees held separate ses sions today to consider the situation as It now stands. The miners' committee hail little to do. as their latest proposition ? Erb!tratloc?-ls still In the hands of the operators. The members of the committee informally took up the many reports that have been circulated regarding the Inten tion of the mine owners In order to tlnd out what is the sentiment of the commit teemen on the various counter-propositions the operators are said to have considered. Mr. Mitchell and his lieutenants express the belief that the operators will not ac cept the miners' offer as made, but will present an arbitration plan radically differ ent from the one proposed. The miners have decided that if a counter-proposition Is made ttiey will ask for an immediate ad journment for a day or two or longer In order that the full Shamokin scale com mittee may carefully consider the new clan. The Scope of Arbitration. If the operators offer to arbitrate only new grievances 4he proposition la expected to meet with strong opposition from many members of the miners' committee. Presi dent W. H. Dettrey of Hazleton said he | did not think he would agree to confining arbitration to new questions only. He said there were many old grievances that need adjusting. The miners are silent on the Idea of hav ing the anthracite coal strike commission again review labor conditions In the hard coal regions, but it is believed they would again Accept the commission if it were left free to take up all matters presented. If It is agre^ upon to have the commission take up tfte grievance It is probable the contending parties will communicate with President Roosevelt and ask him to sum mon the members of the commission. The members of the general committee, who come from all parts of the anthracite fields and who returned here today, saici they found the men at home firm In their determination either to remain away from the collieries until the operators agree to arbitration of to settle their grievances without calling in a third party. There Is a friendly contest on among the members of the general scale committee on the question of where the trl-d!strlct con vention, which is to ratify or reject the actions of the committee, shall be held. Hazleton, Wilkesbarre and Seranton each want tb? honor, but as Wilkesbarre la centrally located It Is Quite likely that city Will be selected. IN THE PITTSBURG DISTRICT. Almost General Resumption of Min ing Operations. PITTSBURG. Pa.. April 0.?There was an almost general resumption of mining opera tions in the Pittsburg district today. Re ports received by the miners, officials and coal operators Indicate that the miners were nearly all at work and that less than 5 per cent of the plants were idle. There was no disorder, and the best of fe-llnj; prevails over the prospects of steady work, the re sult of " an expected early resumption of lake shipments and the receipt of large con tracts which have heretofore be?n filled by western operators. Among the independ ents signing the scale today were the American Coal Company, Blaine ("oal Com pany. Naomi Coal Company. I.ynne Coal Company. Hazel Kirk Gas Coal Company. United Coal Company and Shoenbe:gcr Coal Company. The Westmoreland Coal Company, one of the largest Independent concerns, with a rapacity of a million tons annually, also signed the scale today and orders wore given to at ofc-ce resume opera tions In all their plants. Work Resumed at Irwin. IRWIN, Pa., April After an idleness of a week, caused by a strike of the minters for recognition of the union, operations were peacefully resumed today at the mines in this vicinity. At Edna No. 1 there was no sign that there had been any trouble, and few idlers were about the plant. At Edna Xo. 2 the discharged foreigners stood aloof arid watched the men go into the pit. While it was thought that there would likely be some kind of a demonstration, nothing of ihe kind took place, and the guards had nothing to do. Superintendents Coulson and Bainbridge stated that no more trouble Is looked for, as they considered the strike was broken. The threat made Satur day that the men a Keystone shaft and one nearby, mine of the Keystone Coal Company would go on strike today did not materialize. At Penn^he men went to work without a striker in sight, while Yough shaft Is running under normal con ditions. ' Call for Convention at Wheeling. WHEELING. W. Va., April ??.?A call was issued today by the mine workers' union for a convention In this city nex; Thursday of delegates representing No. 8 vein mines in eastern Ohio and West Virginia to consider plans for a settlement of the strike Pros pects seem bright for adustmerit of the differences and an early resumption of woik in the district. Twenty thousand miners are affected. Miners Expect an Agreement. PHILADELPHIA, April 9.?Reports re ceived today from the anthracite coal re gions state that the beginning of the sec ond wtfek of the suspension of coal mining shows practically the same conditions as existed one week ago. All mines In the lower and middle districts are idle, while in the Lackawanna and Wyoming fields a few hundred men have returned to work. There seems to be a disposition on the part of the miners to remain away from the mines pending the conference in New York between the operators and Pres ident Mitchell. There has been very little violence in any part of the coal fields, which would indicate that the miners are confident that there will be a satisfactory agreement. Lack of Coal Caused Suspension. OXFORD. N. J., April 9.?The furnace of the Empire Iron and Steel Company was blown out today because of the scarcity .of coal due to the suspension of mining. The furnace was blown in only a few weeks ago and had only a limited supply of coal on hand. BRITISH EDUCATION BILL. Main Measure on Liberal Program Presented in Commons. LONDON, April 9.?The education bill, the main measure on the liberal program for the present session, was introduced in the house of corotntms today by Mr. ISIrrell, president of the board of education. The difficulty in completely satisfying any sin gle religious group and the impossibility of framing a measure acceptable to all politi cal parties speedily became apparent as Mr Birrell unfolded Ills effort to arrange a compromise. At the outset he recognized his difficulties by a reference to the "Icy blasts of sectar ian tenets," which prevented progress and peace. Proceeding to outline the clauses of the proposed bill, Mr. Blrrell said the act of 1002 had thrown too heavy a task upon the county and city councils, and, ?Jierefore, their autonomy would be re stored. In the smaller areas only the schools pro vided by the education authorities would tie recognized after January 1, 1H0S. as pub lic elementary schools, and not a single penny of public money would be spent on any other schools. The present voluntary schools conducted by different denomina tions. If continued, would receive govern ments grants and would become provided schools (or schools provided by the authori ties) and have to be satisfied with hte same undenominational religious teaching as now given in other provided shonis. The local authorities would be given power to take over the existing voluntary school buildings by arrangement with the proprietors and there would be no religious test for teachers, who would be appointed by the local authorities. NEW JOB FOR PROF. TENNEY. Forced Out of China by Anti-Foreign Feeling. PEKING, April 9.?Yuan Shi Hai. viceroy of Chi Li province, who was forced by the pressure of the anti-foreign fact on to -irec;it the resignation of Prof. C. D. Tennc-v. for eign director of education, on i'ebrnary 5 last, has now given Tenney an Important mission abroad. For the next four years he W'll act as superintendent jf nil Chinese students In America and England, number ing just now about 400. Pro*. Tenney will soon start for America with sixty students who will enter eastern college Another American, named C. D. Jameson, an engineer, has been given charge of the construction work on all bulldlriR- > rected by foreigners ai\d otiier Important foreign works.. Prof. Tenney when he resigned was presi dent of the Imperial unlvers" v at Tien Tsin, and was recognized as one of the best edu cators in China, where he had resided lor twenty-four years. For a long period he was Instructor In the palace at Tien Tsin and had charge of the education of 1.1 Hung Chang's children. He was iut t.p polntee of Yuan Shi Kai, mid started the construction of the college at I'ao Ting l'u, the seat of the viceroy. THE GR3ENE-GAYN0R TRIAL. Defense Completed Argument to Jury This Morning. Special Dispatch to The Star. SAVANNAH, Ga., April 0?W. W. Os borne completed his argument for the defense in the Greene and Gaynor case this morning and was followed by District Attorney Marlon Erwio, who consumed the remainder of the session presenting the government's side to the jjry. Republicans Asked to Co operate on Rate Legislation. FOR BAILEY'S AMENDMENT Pronounces It Superior to That of Long. APPOINTMENT OF CONFEREES Action Taken Regarding the Urgency Deficiency Bill?Senator Berry Again in His Seat. The Senate today pa?pe<l ft concurrent resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to order an examination and surv< y of I...BJT Cove and Cape JelllPon harlwr. Peu obsoot bay, Maine. A bill granting to the University of I tah a small tract of land not needed hy the Fort Douglaa military reservation wis passed. Mr. Berry .(Ark.) appeared in the Senate today after three months' campaign He was given a warm reception by his col leagues. who expressed their regret o\er I>1# defeat. A bill changing the trims of t!ie circuit and district courts for the middle district of Tennessee was passed. The Vice President appointed Me'sra. Hale. Allison and Teller as conferees on the urgency deficiency bill. Mr. McLaurin tten addressed the Senate on the railroad rate bill. Mi". Mcl.aurin announced hliti'-i'lf In f ill sympathy with both the leading H "l "? sltions of The Bailey amonJm nt, U.at i-r a Senator A. J. McLaurin. (Photo by Rfll ) full court review and for a prohibition of temporary injunctions. He devoted much of isis speech to a discussion of the pro priety of the proposed legislation, which he cont? tided for < t. the ground that eommon carriers by water as well as by tail are really public uilllties dire-tei by private capital. The la/ter part of ti e spe ? 1> was devoted to a discussion of the political as pects of the question. Claimed as Democratic Policy. On that point Mr. McLaurin said: "We frequently hear from republicans and r< ;id in republican newspapers of the non partisannesa?if 1 may coin a word?of this Measure. But these republicans and re publican newspapers In discussing it speak oi It at the President's policy?as if the President were the Columbus of It. We have seen all along accounts of conferences between the President and republican rep resentatives and senators In reference to this measure, but until a very few days ago, after this fact had excited remark as appearing to show that there is partisanship In it, I never heard of a democratic sena tor or representative being consulted. And after the able and alert Junior senator from Texas (Mr. Baiity) prepared and .'fforwl an amendment to meet the justice, as well as constitutional obligation, of njienins a door to the courts and at the same time pro tecting the shippers' rights and interests bv limiting the court's decree to the final hearing of the case before decree and pro hibiting a preliminary injunction en tl pirte hearing, an amendment not so ex plicit but along similar lines. Is Introduced by the senator from Kansas (Mr. Long), and we are told by these newspaix-S that this Is an amendment prepared by the President, and that it is deslrab e t'.at we. the democrats, go over and heip him to adopt it, as well as help him carrj out 1.1s policy. . , , . , "If this Is non-political legislation, what good reason can be given for ignoring tl.e amendment offered. by the^ senator from Texa"' it is far more explicit and better adapted to do Justice and reach the just end sought to be attained Th s la not a policy discovered and copyrighted or pat ented by the President. It is a policy proclaimed and advocated by the demo cratic party long since, and opposed by the President and republican party iflltil .ess than a year and a half ago, when the 1 res ident ?eems to have first seen its benefi fence 1 say opposed by the President, be cause his party opposed it and I presume as soon as he saw his party s error he made the announcement, and that was not ma -e until Decemlier. 1804. Invitation to Be publicans. "Now, assuming that the President and the faction In his party who are willing to follow him on this measure are sincere, and earnestly desire legislation here In the in terest of the great mass of plain people of the country, let him and them come over and help us enact a law that will be a sure enough law?on6 that has meaning suf ficient to accomplish the good results for which the entire country Is looking. Let them help us to enact a rate law that will give relief to the plain people of all walks and vocations. Let us give the small farmer who ships his cotton cr Hour or corn or meat a fair rate, and lift the hand of extortion from him. Let us recuce any exorbitant rate on the food and fuel that feeds and warm* the laboring man in cities and towns and villages - Mr McLaurin also touched upon the tar iff saving: "Let us remove by this bill one of the" curses of a prohibitive tariff He advocated the removal of the duty on sterf rails in order to reduce the cost of railroad construction; also the removal of the duty on iron. Senator Morgan Speaks. At 2:30 Mr. Morgan (Ala.) took the floor to discuss the r?Uway rate bill. Ha op posed many of ita provisions.