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The Evening Star Newspaper Company. Ntw Tftfi OAm: Tribune Building Chicago OfSec: Tribune Building. The Evening Star, with the Snnda^ morning edi tion. la delivered bf carri??ra, on their own ireoont, within the city at oO cents per inontb; without thl flunday morning edition at 44 rent? per month. Br iLfttl, poatafr* prepaid' Pally, Sunday Included, one month. 60 centa. I?ally. Similar excepted, one month, 60 cent!. Saturday Star, one year, $1.0u, Sunday Star, one year, $1 50. Weather. Rain and warmer tonight J tomorrow rain and cooler. No. 16,638. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1906-TWKNTY-EIJIHT PAGES. TWO CENTS. CORNER STONE LAID For the House of Representa tives Office Building. AN INTERESTING CEREMONY Masonic Officers Officiate and Lodges Form Procession. THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS His Subject Being "the Man With the Muck Rake" and Criticisims Thereon. Before a large concourse of people, with the President of the United States as the chief figure of Interest and with the Su preme Court and the Senate, the House of Representatives and the diplomatic corps hs spectators the. corner-stone of the ntfloe building for the House of Representatives was laid with Impressive ceremonies short ly before 3 o'clock this afternoon. The address of the day was made by President Roosevelt, who spoke on "The Muck Rake Brigade." Grand Miuster Walter A. Brown of the District Grand Lodge, ?) ker Cannon, Representative Hepburn President Koosevett, (Copyright, 1000. by Geo. Prince.) of Iowa, chairman of the House committee on Interstate and foreign commerce, and former Representative James D. Rlchard ?on of Tennessee, grand commander of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite, alBO delivered addresses. The official program follows and gives a good Idea of the ceremonies in connection with the laying of the corner-stone: Selection?Star Spangled Banner, United States Marine Band. Laying of the corner-stone by the Grand Vaster of Masons of the District of Colum A View of the House Office Building as Th*? corner itone laid today is one near the door al I bla. assisted by the officers ut the Grand Lodge. Vocal selections?Octette. Address By Grand Master Walter A. Brown. Cornet solo?Walter K Smith. Address Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Selection?By the Coined States Engineer Band. Address?By Representative William P. Hepburn of Iowa. Selection?By the United States Marine Band. Address?By James P. Richardson, former representative from Tennessee, and grand | commander of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. Selection?By the Engineer Band. Address by the President of the United States Selection?By the Marine Band. The Capitol Corner Ston?. A century and thirteen years ago George Washington, then President of the United States, assisting: the acting grand master of Masons of Virginia and Maryland, laid the corner-stone of the national Capitol. Then the nation had but four million popu lation and the city of Washington but four thousand inhabitants. Fifty-eight years later Millard Fillmore, then President of the United States, laid the corner-stone of the extension to the Capitol under as impressive circumstances as characterized the laying of the first cor ner-stone, assisting, like his Illustrious predecessor, the Masonic fraternity in their ?Walter A. Brown, Grand Master. (Photo by Rice.) solemn rites of consecrating a building "to holy purposes and lofty Ideas." The na tion when President Fillmore laid the cor ner-stone of the extention to the Capitol had grown from four million souls, in 1793. to twenty million, in 1851. Today with even more impressive cere monial the corner-stone of the largest of fice building solely devoted to the primary purposes of legislation and the comfort of its legislators In the world will be laid, with the Masonic fraternity as the active participants assisted by President Roose velt. who. like Presidents Washington and Fillmore, is a Mason, and who, following immemorial custom, delivered the principal address. Where once was a densely wooded area in Washington's time, and near where the Capitol once stood, the farthermost outpost of the city, the picture presented today in the vicinity of the coming office building of the Representatives is signally changed. Just across a narrow thoroughfare stands the Congressional Library, with Its golden dome, and close by is the great Capitol building, and the city stretches away for long distances in every direction. The Masonic Fraternity. In commemoration of today's event the Masonic fraternity of the District was or dered into line. The Grand I>odge held a special commu nication at Masonic Temple at 1 o'clock and the officers and past officers siiowed their interest In the proceedings and in the later ceremonial by jjunctuality in attend ance. Other members of the fraternity assem bled on F street in front of the Masonic Temple, where a procession was formed in the following order: The United States Marine Band, the GTand Commandery, Knights Templar, of the District, and the five constituent commanderies; United States military band, master Masons, past masters, masters of lodges, and last the Grand Dodge. Past Master William T. Gal llher of Dafayette Lodge, No. IS, acted as assistant grand marshal and had charge of the parade. The procession escorting the Grajid Lodge moved promptly at half-past 1 o'clock and marched up F street to 10th > Seen From the Library of Congress. town lo the center of the picture. street, thence to Pennsylvania avenue, to 1st street west, to the north side of the Capitol grounds, to the east front of the Capitol, to 1st street east and then to B street south. In the northeast section of the building, according to Masonic usage, the corner atone was placed. Work on that scctton had been held back pending the ceremo nies, but the construction of the outer part of the rest of the edifice has progressed up to the second story. Previous to the ceremonies a copper boi two and a half teat long and eighteen Inches wide was placed in the stone in the i presence of the grand treasurer of tlje Grand Lodge. The box contains many rare and unusual articles, together with the coins of the United States and the series of postage stamps now in use and the usual records of current events. Unlike other boxes used for similar occasions, this re ceptable, which was made by one of the employes of the Capitol, has a series of small compartments arranged so that en (Continued on Sixth Page.) Transfer of Functions at the War Department. FAREWELL TAKEN OF BATES Assemblage of All His Recent As sociates. TRIBUTE TO RETIRING OFFICIAL More Feeling Displayed Than is Cus I tomary in Military Affairs of the Kind. Important changes took place in the army at noon today. Lieut. Gen. John C. Bates, chief of ?taff, was placed on the re tired list on account of age. He was suc ceeded as lieutenant general by MaJ. Gen. Henry C. Corbln, commanding the northern divlson at St. Louis, and as chief of staff at the War Department by Brig. Gen. J. | Franklin Bell, recently in charge of the j Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Gen. Corbin is transferred from the staff to j the line. His appointment as lieutenant general therefore makes no vacancy in the j list of major generals of the line. In ac cordance with special legislation, the office of adjutant general, held by Gen. Corbln, expires when he vacates it. Although Gen. Corbin succeeds to the highest rafik in the army. Gen. Bell, as chief of staff, succeeds to the highest com mand, and, in the regular routine of offi cial business, will issue orders to all officers | of the army, including his superiors in rank, namely, Lieut. Gen. Corbln and Maj. Gens. j MacArthur. Wade, Wood, Weston, Grant, Greely and ;*vorth, all of whom, with the exception ot Ainsworth, aro in com- j mand of military division or departments. Gen. Corbin could have been chief of staff if he had chosen, but he declined the proffered honor on account of his early re tirement and the Impaired state of his health. The Transfer of Office. Gen.. Bell w-as inducted into office at the War Department at noon today quietly and without special ceremony. During the fore noon most of the officers t>n duty in the dei>artment called on Gen. Bates and took official leave and later paid their respects to G<'n. Bell, the new official head of the army. When the clock struck 12, Gen. Bates advanced to Gen. Bell, who was I standing with a group of friends, and es | corted him to the chair at the desk he had I just vacated, and was then first to offer congratulations and best wishes for his administration. The actual change in the office of chief of staff was attended with more feeling than is customary in military affairs of that kind, owing to the great personal pop ularity of the retiring office* Gen. Bell's Feeling Tribute. On assuming his new duties Gen. Bell made an address to Gen. Bates, in which he said: "Because some men accumulate with ad vancing years only weaknesses and in firmities. our government has fixed upon an age at which all officers are required to cease connection with the active manage ment of army affairs, yet, because there are others who acquire with age and ex perience only wisdom and strength, we frequently feel the loss which their retire ment entails upon the army. "Some men in accomplishing their pur poses rely largely upon the rod In dealing with subordinates, while others mingle a maximum amount of kindly consideration with judicious firmness, thus arousing am bition In the weak and affording encourage ment to the timid. For^some men we have only the feeling we entertain for tyrants, while others manage to inspire not only fear of their disapproval, but also love and respect. Some strong, able men are unap proachable; there are others whom tho youngest approach without hesitation, yet whose strength and ability are doubted by none. "Some men when confronted by difficulties and danger immediately lose heart, con vinced they are greater than they really are, and allow their minds to dwell exclu sively on possible ill results and ultimate consequences. Such men are easily un nerved by a sense of great responsibility. If not by considerations of a more personal character. There are others whose tenacity of purpose Is never affected by difficulties and who never turn their faces or thoughts away from a foe. "It is a fortunate privilege to retire, con scious of a life of industry and rectitude, after a career of marked success, to * well earned reward of rest, at peace with au mankind, and with the universal esteem and respect of associates. "It has not been left for me to classify you; that has already been done, lo, these many years, by every officer and man of the regular army, to all of whom you are well known. In expressing our great re gret at bidding you good-bye today the few of ue here assembled are perfectly con ? scious that we are but voicing the senti ments of the entire army." Gen. Bates, who was much affected, made suitable response, then turned over his of fice to Gen. Bell. He will visit St. l,ouis the middle of next week for a stay of a few weeks, but will return to the east to pass the summer in Washington and at one of the Atlantic summer resorts until next winter, when he will take up his per manent residence at his old home in Ht Louis. The chief of staff is detailed by the Presi dent and is not appointed, and under the law his detail endures at the pleasure of th chief executive. He is required to ask for bis relief from duty as chief of staff at the end of the administration of the Presi dent who detailed htm. That requirement. In hi!58U?e.? Preslderrt. as commandM in-chief of the military forces, a chief of ?i army ln Pei^ect accord with Ins military policies and ideas. Gen. Bell's Military Career. Gen. Bell Is only fifty years old, and Is the first graduate from the Military Acad emy to be chief of staff of the army. He was born in Kentucky January 9, 1856, and was appointed a cadet at the Military Academy in 1874, graduating in 1878, when he was made a second lieutenant in the 9th Cavalry. At the outbreak of the Spanish war he held only the rank of captain In t/he 7th Cavalry, but was made major in the volunteer engineer department at the army, and later a major and assistant adju tant general of volunteers for service dur ing that war. On July 5. 1890, Bell was made colonel of the 36th United States Vol-unteer Infantry, which regiment he commanded ln the Philippines with distinc tion. In December of the same year be cause of gallant service in the Philippines the President made him a brigadier general of volunteers, which he vacated In 1901, when he, was made a brigadier general iii the regular army, being at that time only a ma; jr in the regular service. Gen. Bell commanded the "brown army" during the extensive maneuvers held near Manassas, Va? ln September of 19<>4. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and energetic officers ln the army, and will undoubtedly make a record in his present responsible position. ONLY FRANCE INVITED. Diplomats Have Not Been Asked to the Paul Jones Ceremonies. France is the only foreign power which has been Invited to participate ln the Paul Jones ceremonies at Annapolis April 24. Some of the members of the diplomatic corps have been anxiously awaiting Invita tions to the ceremonies, that they might know exactly what their part ln the affair was to be, but today it became known that France alone Is to Join officially In the re interment of the American naval hero. As the British ambassador could not be invited to take part in the glorification of John Paul Jones' naval triumphs It was thought best not to extend an invitation to other nations, as such action might have caused criticism. POST OFFICE BILL PASSED. Mr. Moon's Efforts to- Eliminate Sub sidies Defeated on Close Vote. The House passed the post office appro priation bill yesterday afternoon, with a provision granting subsidies to the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe railroads. While the bill was still in committee of the whole Mr. Moon of Tennessee moved to strike out the subsidy provision, but was voted down, 106 to 102. Then, after the bill had been submitted to the House by the committee, with favorable recommendation, he moved to recommit it with instructions to strike out all subsidy proportions. Again he was defeated by a vote of 99 to 90. Tihe bill then passed without division. Under it the Southern Pacific railroad will receive $142,000 and the Santa Fe dn Won... $64,000. The conference report on the urgency de- i ficiency bill was adopted. SIX-MINUTE SESSION. Senate Received the Post Office Bill i From the House. The Senate met at 2 o'clock today and adjourned six minutes later, the only busi ness transacted being the reoeption of the post office appropriation bill from the House of Representative#. The early ad journment was taken to permit the Senate to attend the corner-stone laying of the of fice building of the House of Representa tives. - Nominations Confirmed. The Senate la executive session yester day confirmed the following nominations: SenatoF Hemenway on Middle West Conditions. INDIANA IN BETTER SHAPE Than He Expected to Find It?Re publicans Expect to Win. PRESIDENT ON SHIP SUBSIDY Has a Talk With Bepresentative Humphrey of Washington on the Subject. Senator Hemenway, who has just come back to Washington from Indiana, where he attended the republican state convention, called on the President today to tell about conditions as observed by him In that part of the middle west. Senator Hemenway sees no reason why democrats In Indiana or anywhere else have any special reason to hope for success In the November elec tions this year. He is confident that there Is no ground for optimistic views so far as Indiana Is concerned. "I found the state In a great deal better shape than I ?.hought," said Senator Hem enway. "The lepubllcans are enthusiastic. They believe that they are going to win hands down, as they have in the last ten years, and when they feel that way victory is certain. From what I could see there Is absolutely no danger. Everybody Is working In perfect harmony. The course of Oov. Hanley in dismissing Auditor Sher rlck and Secretary of State Storms from office has been approved. The outlook in the congressional campaign is just as en couraging as It Is for state officers. I see no reason to think the democrats will make gains In this direction." While the state convention indorsed the administration of Qov. Hanley It Is well known that there Is a bitter feeling toward him on the part of a portion of the re publicans of the state. It Is presumed, from the optimistic words of Senator Hem enway, that the faction that hates Hanley will fall into line at the proper time and not carry their animosities to the extent of knifing the republican ticket where it Is made up of friends of the state adminis tration. President's Attitude on Ship Subsidy. President Roosevelt had occasion this morning to state again his pronounced atti tude on the subject of subsidy legislation looking to the upbuilding of the American merchant marine. Representative Humphrey of Washington and Harvey D. Goulder, president of the American Merchant Marine Association and general counsel for the Lake Carriers' Association, called on Secre tary Taft and the President to tell them of the serious situation on the Pacific coast resulting from British and Japanese com petition in the merchant trade. Last week Representative Humphrey presented to the President a strong statement In writing, setting forth the disadvantages under which American shipowners on the Pacific are operating their steamship lines. In the conference with the President to day, and also with Secretary Taft, these views were somewhat elaborated by Mr. Humphrey and Mr Goulder. They said that the Japanese line of three steamships, for Instance, operating between Seattle and oriental ports, was subsidised to the extent of $856,000 a year. Japanese commercial aggression on the Paclitc has alarmed the Mends of American shipping. Japan not only has an option of purchase on the ves sels o<f the Pacific Mall Steamship Company, ?n American corporation, but Is believed to be carrying on negotiations to buy out other lines whose carriers fly the American President and Secretary Taft thor oughly agreed with their visitors as to the seriousness of the situation, and agreed thai there Is no remedy except In legislation au thorizing the payment of a straight-out subsidy to American steamships engaged In the foreign trade. A Day of Visitors. Today, as usual for Saturday, was one ot visitors. A dosen senators and represents ttves presented constituents to the Presi dent. There have been thousands of Grangers In Washington this week. Easter excursions having brought them hem from all parts of the country. Members or Congress who believe that there Is no bet ter way of making themselves solid than by showing attentions to home people have escorted bodies of the visitors fro the White House and elsewhere. The President has no regular hour tor receiving visitors, out when they are accompanied by represents t'ves they are admitted at any hour, the receptions taking place when the chief executive ha* time. Vice President Fairbanks, who makes a i courteous call of respect upon the Preei I dent at frequent intervals and talks with j him about affairs in which both are In ! terested. was a visitor today. Senator I Knox, who has often talked with the Presi dent about rate legislation, was also a visitor, and Representatives Payne and Dalzell, House leaders, had a short con ference. TOWNE'S CAUSTIC TALK EULOGIZED BRYAN AND AT TACKED ROOSEVELT. KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 14.?Repre sentative Charles A Towne of New York, responding to a toast here last night at the Jefferson day banquet, went outside hie set speech to eulogize William J. Bryan, and to bitterly attack President Roosevelt. Both sentiments aroused the most intent enthusiasm, reference to the Nebraskan ending in a demonstration that amounted to an uproar. Mr. Towne did not refer to Mr. Bryan by name. Your toastmaster has put upon me the duty of referring to our great standard bearer of 1896, ' said he. "I feel almost that he himself in far-away India must be catching the enthusiasm of your homage tonight." Mr. Towne then read from an editorial in which sympathy was offered to the dem ocratic editor who was wont to write col umns on Imperialism and free silver. Thankful for Something. "I am as thankful as any one that the money question has worked Itself out so satisfactorily," resumed Mr. Towne. "But I cannot accept in silence the popular ver sion of why the predicted panic that was to follow the adoption of the gold standard did not materialize. The panic did not oc cur because since 1896 the country has pro duced enough gold to supply the market value without material increase in the sil ver output. We owe our prosperity to providence. not to a policy. When men re fused to open the mint God opened the mines." Then Mr. Towne attacked President Roosevelt. I'm going to take you into my confidence this much.' said the speaker by telling you that I am going back to \V ashington with the avowed purpose of exposing President Roosevelt. He Is the greatest promiser and smallest performer since the days of Judas Iscariot. He niched his rate legislation program from a national democratic platform, and has now laid down on his own bill; he sends for legislators and lectures them like boys. Trounces Uncle Joe. 'And his tools?consider them for a min ute. 1 hey are a Speaker and a degenerate House. Nowadays there are three steps in national legislation?getting the permission of 'Uncle Joe' to introduce a bill and then securing its passage in the House and the Senate. I get no show in the House. I P1 .u Ss ^V11 make a power of attorney to the bpeaker and go back home and get to work. I wouldn't stay in Congress or in the democratic party if I did not believe that democracy will eventually triumph in national affairs. after midnight before the speechmaking was finished, and Mr ,h? ,"? VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE HEAVY CASUALTIES AND DAM AGE ON FORMOSA ISLAND. TOKIO, April 14.?A violent earthquake I occurred this morning in the southern part Of the Island- of Formosa. The casualties and damage done are reported to be he>vler | than those of the last earthquake. As a result of the earthquake in Formosa last month 1,014 persons were killed, 695 -were injured and 1,200 houses were demol [ Ished. The prosperous towns of Datlyo. j Kalshiko and Shlnko were completely de stroyed. The damage done was roughly I estimated at $45,000,000. EULOGIES IN THE HOUSE. Tribute Paid to the Memory of Sena tor O. H. Piatt. Reference to the special order in the House today, eulogies on the late Senator I'latt of Connecticut, was made in the In vocation of the blind chaplain when that body met. As soon as the journal of yesterday's proceedings had been read several mem bers endeavored to take the floor to cor rect the record of their votes on the Sou:h erp railway mail subsidy Mr. Stephens (Tex.) said he was recorded as voting against the subsidy when, as a matter of fact, he was not present. Mr. Steenerson (Minn.) declared that Mr. Hedges (Iowa), who was recorded Tor the subsidy, was not present. Messrs. James (Ky.), Longworth (Ohio), Clark (Fla.), Gilbert (Ky.) all declared they had been put on the wrong side of tho question in stating the pairs. With these corrections all made, the subsidy remained In the bill by but one majority, the vote being 06 to 97. After a brief discussion the conference report on the bill for the settlement of the affairs of the five civilized tribes of Indians in the Indian Territory was agreed tix The special order was then inaugurated by the offering of a resolution by Air. ?Sperry( Conn.) commemorating the life and public service of the late Orvllie Hitch cock Piatt of that state. Mr. Sperry took the floor to address him- I self to the resolution. The following members also participated In the eulogies: Sperry, Lllley, Henry. Hig. I gins. Hill, of Connecticut; Payne, New It.'? ,L1YjnSst?n. Georgia; DeArmond, 1 Missouri; Sherman, New York; Clark Mis McCall. Massachusetts; f'apron, Rhode Island, and Bradley, New York The gold advanced by the Treasury De partment Is to be returned by the bank lm meddateiy upon receipt of the European gold. Secretary Shaw, speaking of the ground for this action, which is a new move on the part of the Treasury Department, made the following statement in this city today: "The price of exchange having reached a point where gold ought to have been Im ported, and believing the reason why It was not engaged to be the loss on Its use during transit, the subtreaeury at New York was authorised on Thursday afternoon to accept bonds available as security to savings banks and to increase the deposit of any national bank desiring to import gold to any amount not exceeding $5,000,000 to any one bank, the same to be returned Immediately on the arrival of the gold. On Friday the limit was removed authorising the acceptance of security and to increase the deposit to any amount when assured that the money would be Immediately used in the engagement of gold for shipment to the Undted States. Twelve million dollars have been thus dis tributed. The Secretary called attention to the fact that in this way the banks will be aUa to import cold without losing its use during shipment. Formerly the banks were permitted to count in their reserve gold in transit. This rule ha* been changed and the new rule is now adopted of advancing the money on proper security, to he returned Immediately on the arrival of the gold." THE STAID-POT POLICT Campaign tc Be Waged on the 0?d Lines. the tariff alignment Revisionists Have Representative on the Republican Committee. PROTECTION VS. FREE TRADE Will Be the Issus, as In the Fast, However?Revision to Take Placa Within the Party. Democrat lo politicians In Congress art j watching very closely the organization of the republican congressional campaign com mittee and for indications of the probable tarilT policy of the opposition party for the coming campaign. Some recent happenings In the enemy's camp have aroused the hopo In the democratic breast that there may b? a spilt among the republicans over the ques tion of whether the campaign shall be run on the "stand-pat" principle or whether the revisionist republicans shall have t heir say. The democratic managers do not attempt to conceal their realization of the fact that they are "shy" on chips when It comes t;> live Issues for the campaign. They haven't anything to ante with. In the first place, and nothing to back up their play after the game is tinder way. Their main hope at this time in the possibility of profit ing by possible republican dissensions over the tariff. Two Alternatives. If the repulrficans are united <>n the st:;nd-pat policy of the House organization conservative democrats see no reason why the verdict of the people, expressed ;it the polls every two years since the lilngley bill was made possible, should not have the same chance of being repented this fall. If It is to be a square up and down fight between democratic low tariff and repub lican protective tariff ^conservative |H>lltl cians in the democratic ranks will not be unduly optimistic. If. however, any considerable faction of re| ublicans should vault the protective tar iff wall and seek a middle ground the demo crats think that tiie moral effect of tliat spectacle would l>e worth untold cair,|>algn contributions in money to the democratic ticket and better than a thousand demo cratic orators spreading the go-pel of lower duties. So. now the l>urning question to the demo cratic managers is. Will Speaker i 'unnon'i stand-pat policy be effective to keep the restless revisionists In line? What policy will dictate the literature and speeches of the republican campaign ? Study of the personnel of the republican campaign committee shows that it i? domi nated by the stand-patters, although the re visionists have their representation ? ualr man Sherman and Secretary Loudenslacer ar? In thorough accord n Ith the policy of the House organizatlon. Treasurer McKln Iey, who will have to pass around the hat for supplies for the campaign war bags is a stand-patter. Speaker Canr.on will be frequently consulted on the literary and speechmaklng program. This coterie will lay out the lines of battle. The exeoutive committee appointed by Chairman Sherman shows that the stand patters have not tried to eliminate alto gether representation of tariff revision sen timent. The members of that advisory board are: Burke of South Dakota, chair man; Miller of Kansas. Barthodlt of Mis souri, Ta/wney of Minnesota, Hogg of Colo rado, Senator Nixon of Nevada, Mann of Illinois, Longworth of Ohio, Cassel of Penn sylvania, Mudd of Maryland, Loudenslager of New Jersey and Weeks of Massachu setts. Revisionists to Wait. Messrs. Tawney, Miller, Burke, Bar* tholdt and Weeks may be considered as casting wistful eyes toward tariff revision at some appropriate time. Mr. Hogg is al most persuiided to t>e a revisionist because of resentment for the party's reduction ot the Philippines tariff, which he fears will hurt Colorado's beet sugar industry. Ho has made a pretty vigorous protest against that action, but he coupled It with 0? assurance that ho would not jump tho reservation, but woud slay with the or ganization. That Is the sentiment of the whole or ganization ; make your protest In your own party council, and tben, when the policy '? determined, take your medicine, gr.t your teeth and see it through. This is a family affair, these revisionists say, for the re publicans alone, and they don't Intend to call in the neighbors to take sides There is Mr. Babcoek; the demo.-ratla managers Know that he put down the bur den of the campaign management ixcaus# he did not feel in sympathy with the House organization on me Philippines b II, the statehood bill and the stand-pat lollcy. The democrats expected to hear h'm let out a whoop that would call the attention of the entire country to the ruct on in the the republican household. But he did not whoop, and his iriends say he doe-n't In tend to whoop In any tone of voice that will summon the police to the republican family row. Mr. Babcock's Idea. This wary old veteran of politics, who has walloped the democrats six times hand running In congressional campaigns is too considerate, they say. to spill the party fat Into the fire on the eve of a hard campaign for which he will have no responsibility. He believes tariff re.lsion is bound to come, but so did McKlnley, and so does Roosevelt, and for that matter so does Speaker Cannon. Mr. Babcock dec laies passionately that there is no better pro tectionist in Congress than himself He wants the republican party to make the revision and his friends say lie will not take position on the democratic std? ef the fence to force his party to revision pre maturely. . . , Republican politicians In position to know predict that there will be some council* within the next few weeks which will re sult In the adoption of a policy of let w-ell enough alone for this campaign, and that the revisionists and all republicans will buckle down to the flght and make a square free trade versus protective tariff Issue with the democrats, giving the demo crats the free trade end If they want it. Trial Trip a Success. A cablegram from Cherbourg, France, dated April 13. states: The new steamer L? Provence made her trial trip yesterday. The machinery worked perfectly and fc speed of twenty-three knots was attained. Everything was successful and highly sat isfactory. La Provense Is to leave on hetP first trip to New York the 21st Instant, tak* lng her place in the regular service between * Havre and New York. Favorable Report on De Lacey. In the Senate late yesterday afternoon Senator ClalUnger made a favorable report from the committee on the District of Columbia on the nomination of Ur Wm. JL De Lacey to be Judge of the Juvenile Oeuri in the District of Columbia. The nomina tion was allowed to lie over, and will prob ably be taken up Monday afternoon.