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% ??* zfms:: TJThf ^inrrtaii "3S3 COLORED COMIC SECTION. ? moderate variable winds. No. 210.-No. 17,730. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL. 11, 1900.- FIVE CENTS. f CASTRO EXPELLED . FROMJIRIIQUE Carried to Ship on Stretcher by French Police. PROTESTED TO THE LAST ! Now on the Steamer Versailles j Bound for St. Nazaire. CROWD SHOWS ITS SYMPATHY I : Held in Check l)y Gendarmes as Ex-President Is Removed From His Hotel. FORT DE FRANCE, jfpril 10.?Cipriano Castro, ex-president of Venezuela, was lgnominiously expelled tonight from tlie Inland of Martinique by the French gov ernment. He protested to the last againsi liis expulsion, but his protests were in vain. He is now on board the French line steamship Versailles, bound for St. Nazaire. Official noti?e was served on Castro this morning of the decision of the French government that he must leave the Island of Martinique within nine hours from the receipt of such notice, and tliat the com missary of police at Fort de I4 ranee had been charged with the execution of the cider. The ex-president was furious with in dignation and strove throughout the day for some excuse that would be satis factory whereby he would not be com pelled to obey the order, and to this end late in the day he summoned a lawyer ?nd physician to certify that he was un able to leave the country. The Governor of Martinique and the public prosecutor, however, refused an extension of the time, and about 0 o'clock the commissary of police, accompanied by a large force of gendarmes, proceeded to the hotel where Castro was stopping to remove him. forcibly if necessary, to the steamer. Locked Himself in Boom. The afTair created a great sensation, and long before the police made their appearance at the hotel crowds had gathered, which later were joined by tiie consuls representing: the various foreign powers, who showed great in^. terest in the expulsion of what one of j them termed "the common enemy of , peace.'* Castro, who, during his few days at Tort de France had very little communication with anybody, locked himself In his room, in company with his brother Carmelo and his secretary, and for a time refused to reply to the summons of the police official. i The police hesitated to break in the door, and finally decided to submit the matter again to Gov. Foureau, but the governor refused absolutely to permit any delay, and he ordered that Castro be removed by force of arms. He also Kav? orders that the Versailles remain in port until Castro could be put a l?oa rd. Crowd Becomes Riotous. It became necessary for the police nnd gendarmes to take rigid measures to hold in check the crowds that had by this time become riotous outside ihe hotel. The ex-president railed against the French government and the local author ities. denouncing them for forcing upon bim the alternative of deportation or in? piisonment for six months. He declared That lie would not budge and that it would lie necessary to take liiin on board the steamer on a stretcher. This the com missary of poller, who tinally entered ? Vstro's room, with an escort of gen darmes, prepared to do, but Castro's law yer took steps to find tjie chief justice and at t^ie very last moment the governor and the public prosecutor decided to have another medical examination made. Final Medical Examination. Accordingly a medical commission com posed of Drs. Bousier, Costet and B.::be proceeded with the examination in order | to establish definitely if Castro's health . was such that he could make the voyage ' The consultation of the phys'-ians con- j tinned for more than half an hour and they agreed that the life of the ex-presi dent would not be jeopardized by his re moval to the steamer and the return voy age ucrosK the ocean. Prof. Rlcci, however, who was a pas senger with Castro on the Guadeloupe on I lie trip from Bordeaux to this port, was the original authority for the statement that during the voyage the wound result ing from the operation on Castro In <_?er many had shown signs of suppuration, but the final examination of the physi cians this evening seemeds to indicate that the former president is in quite as healthy at condition as when he lef France March :ft$ last. Carried a Mile on Stretcher. At half past 8 o'clock a force of gen darmes went to Castro's room and lie was placed on a mattreas, after refusing to put on his clothes, and carried on a stretcher to the steamer, a distance of more than a mile. * A thousand or more of the population had assembled by this time and a great deal of sympathy was expressed for the former president, i he ' latter complained of great suffering and ! every movement of the stretcher seemed to give him further pain. He has pre- j sented a protest which will be sent to the French government tomorrow. The Versailles left here at t? o'clock and measures have been taken to keep a careful watch on Castro during the voy- i age. The colonial government intends to i put down any sympathetic demonstration that may be made on shore. Castro's b-other will r.-main here for the present, but it is thought that he will join Senora Castro at La Guaira if she is permitted to land at that port. The 1'nited State* cruiser N'ortli Caro- ' llna arrived here at l o'clock this after noon and is still in the roadst-ad. ST. THOMAS. 1). VV. I.. April 10?The i * battleship Maine came into port todav! i Sbe will remain about five days to giv ? tin? 'crew shore liberty. The governments of the I'nited State*, t Great Britain and Franc? recently united j to take concerted action against ex-j President ?"astro. who had declared his! intention of returning to Venezuela with! , designs on the presidency. Castro left Venezuela in November of last" year. He appointed Juan Vicente Gomez, the first v ?*e pr?>-ident, to take ? his place as president. Within a month afte'- the depulttire of Castro the Ven ezuelan government was overturned, j Gomez becoming the new president. I Charts wew made against Castro and he was indicted. He announced that he would return to Venezuela, but the Venezuelan govern ment denltd him tiie right to land. Eventually, however, it withdrew this pro hibition. ac<*ordlng h'm permission to land, but at his own peril. Senate Finance Committee Agrees on Tariff Rates. MAJORITY TO MEET TODAY Details to Be Presented to Demo crats Tomorrow. ALLEGED "JOKEE" DISCUSSED Found That Oil Products Were Not Put on the Free List?Morris Suggests Recall of Bill. The Senate tariff bill, so far as rates are concerned, was completed last night, but it was decided that in making a re port Chairman Aldrich will announce a reservation on certain important sched ules for future action. These reserva tions will include hides, steel rails, wood pulp and crude petroleum. Present indications are that the finance committee will report the bill to the Senate Tuesday. The majority mem bers of the committee will be in session all day today, going over the amend- ; ments agreed upon in order to guard ? against possible errors. A meeting of the ! full committee has been called for 10 ! o'clock tomorrow, and the portion >f the bill carrying rates will be presented ?o the democratic members at that time. Chairman Aldrich asserted last night > that the Senate committee had made a more general revision of rates than was done by the House committee on ways and means, and that reductions in sched ules had been made on a far greater ! number of articles. This did not mean i that there would be a reduction of reve nues. but that there would be recom mended a bona fide revision downward of the tariff. Season for Many Changes. The great number of changes which will be recommended are due lar gely to the fact that, while the Payne bill re vised rates on- certain basic articles, the revision did not extend to related arti cles. For instance, lead ore was reduced in the Payne bill and the several manu factures of lead ore remain unchanged. The Senate committee made general re ductions on these manufactures in har mony with the reduction on the un worked material. Similar changes were made In many other schedules, which will account the many amendments that will be p ?sented in the Senate. In the report which will be made to the Senate hides will go on the free ; list, as provided by the Payne bill, but i the question of firing a rate In accord- ! ance with the sentiment of the Senate as expressed through a canvass taken by western senators will be taken up in the near future. A similar condition will be reported on steel rails. The Payne rates were per ton, which is one-half the existing rate. The committee was impressed with the arguments made by the steel manu facturers that this rate siiould be in creased, but it is known that considerable opposition to such action will be mani fested in the Senate. This item will be discussed later by the committee and the indications are that it will be recom mended for an increase to about per ton. No decision lias bcr-n reached on the subject of wood pulp, and this fact will be announced by Senator Aldrich when he reports the bill. The satin* is true of crude petroleum, which the House put | on the tree list against the protest of leaders in that body. It is likely that the Senate will be given an opportunity to vote upon this article. T'.e duties on lumber also promise to occasion consid erable debate In the Seriate, and although i no change from the Payne bill will be recommended it is predicted that a num ber of amendments will be offered on the tloor of the Senate. After a long discussion of the rate on bituminous coal the Senate committee d?- I rided to recommend a reduction from U7 cents to 40 cents per ton in view of the j action of the committee Friday in striking out the reciprocity clause. The Payne bill includes slack or culm coal at the same rate as was tixed for bituminous t-oal, increasing the duly on this product from 15 cents to ?7 cents. The Senate committee has decided to restore the Dingley rate of 15 cents per ton. Bates on Gloves and Stockings. Protests made by heavy importers of gloves and hosiery against the increase made by the Payne bill over the existing Dingley rates, which protests were added to l?y the position'taken by hundreds of women throughout the country, induced the Senate committee to agree to recom mend the continuance of the Dingley rates. The existing rates on woolens, which were materially decreased by the Payne bill, will be recommended by the Senate committee. Specific duties will b.^ recommended throughout on silks of all kinds, the specific duty being a tritie I above the combined ad valorem and spe- ! clttc duties now collected under the Ding ley act. Tills action is taken in order to < meet probable severe competition with Japanese silks, which every year are com-1 ing in in larger quantities at a constantly decreasing cost of manufacture. The demand for protection for long staple cotton, which coines into competi tion with Egyptian cotton used in the manufacture of mercerized silk goods, has" been denied by the Senate committee. Tills action was taken on the ground that the long staple cotton raised on the*. Sea lsla'nd* of South Carolina and Florida now brings a high price in the American market, and for the further reason that it would be difficult not to give like pro tection to cotton iais'd in certain paits of Texas and Mississippi, which is of comparatively long staple. The administrative features of the bill, in all probability, will not be reported for another week or more. There features will be the subject of careful considera tion by the entire committee, and it is thought their adoption by the Senate may be brought al.ou* without opposition. Proposed Tariff Bureau. Something of the proposed tariff bu reau. which has been the object of a great deal of study, was learned last n'ght, although plans for the establish ment of such a bureau vtill not. be com pleted until other administrative features of tie bill are ready to lie reported. Ac cording to the present plans the bureau will consist of a consolidation of tl.e bu reau of manufactures and the bureau of statistics, which are under the Depart ment of Commerce and Labor; the bu reau i.f trade relations, under the State Depar: nient. and the eustoms division of the Treasury Department. It is intended thut this consoli ation shall be placed under the head of the Treasury De'partment. and that it shall act in an advisory capacity to the Presi dent In the event of the adoption of Serator A Id rich's maximum and mini mum provision fur the application of the IO Y F I* L E A STE R MOR XING. tariff law. As this provision gives con siderable discretion to the President, the Senate committee deems it wise to formu late a bureau which would at all times be competent to act in an advisory ca pacity with him in the matter of carry ing out the operation of the tariff law. Oil Products Not on Free List It was found yesterday upon reading the text of the Payne bill as passed by i.;e House that the products of petroleum were not on the free list, along with crudc ana refined oil, but that products are subject to an ad valorem duty of. per cent except those specificall. mention- i ed in the price list, such as paraffin. The free list of the bill includes petio- 1 leum, crude and refined. In tne elarsos j which were dropped when oil was put on i the free list the words "and products'* j were included. By not specifying "and j products," in the free list, it was claimed yesterday that the omission relegates oil products to the general clause, which fix' es an ad valorem of 20 per c :nt on all imports not otherwise specified in the Lill. ' None but the experts know what all these products are, but the number of by-products is estimated at several Imn- i dred and the Standard Oil Company Is; supposed to be very anxious to nave them ' protected. Chairman Payne was not Inclined to attach much importance to the discovery of this alleged "Joker" in the bill, ami said that it would be found that the most important products are mentioned spe- ! cifically in various sections of ne bill. House Might Recall Bill. Representative Norris of Nebraska, one of the republicans most active In the ef forts to put oil on the free list, said last night that the omission from the free list of the products of oil evidently was not what the House intended. Mr, Norris sail! a motion might be made in the House this week to recall the bill and change t.' e1 lili list section to include products oi oil. This course, however, may not meet with the appioval of republicans, who say that the change can very readily be made in the Senate. OIL SUIT ARGUMENT ALL IN CASE NOW IN THE HANDS OF CIRCUIT JUDGES. Decision Not Expected Before Au tumn?Special Examiner Allowed $20,000 and Expenses. ST. LOU IS. Mo., April 10.?Shortly be fore I o'clock this afternoon Special As sistant United States Attorney General Frank B: Kellogg concluded liis last ad dress in the trial of the government's suit to dissolve the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey as an unlawful combination in restraint of trade, and another chapter in one of the most famous cases in the history of the country's jurisprudence was completed. The features of the case yet to come will be the decision of the four judges of the United States circuit court of appeals and the final decision of the justices of the Supreme Court of tin* United States. Neither side will rest the j issue short of the decision of the court of ! last resort. The four robed judges sitting en banc after the hearing retired and held a ! consultation concerning their- long and j tedious future work of goin^ through the | evidence and briefs of counsel, each of ! the latter having presented a separate , j i vol a I argument on both the law and the i facts. It is not expected that a decision i will be rendered before early next au j tumn. | Before finally adjourning the judges signed an order granting Judge Franklin i B. Ferris of St. Louis, the special exam ; iner in the case, and expenses for his set-vices. The suit has required Judge Ferris to devote the major portion of his time to the case for eighteen months and to make half a hundred trips to New York. Chicago and other cities where -the voluminous evidence was taken. ^ ? I j Stopped Train in the Nick of Time. I OVVOSSO. Mich., April 10.?Officers at I C'orunna are investigating an apparent attempt to wreck early today a Michigan j Central railroad fast passenger train from Jackson for Bay City. While traveling I fifty miles an hour near there the en gineer saw an obstruction on the track* as he rounded a curve and stopped the I train just before he struck it. Iron straps j had been fastened to the inside of the i rails In such a manner as to form an I Inverted V, which might have caused a serious wreck had the eng'ne struck It I LA FOLLETTt fiOT BOTHE^EO : CLERKS DON'T PESTER HIM FOR PROMOTION, HE SAYS. 1 Congratulated by Fellow Senators, f Suggests They Imitate His Course on the Civil Service. I - fi _ | ? * An amusing echo of t! e recent light "f , Senator La F(.Ile'te rf Wiseors n against i tlio republican leaders of the Senate for i recognition in important committ*? ap pcintments. in w I.i?? !i t!:e drug' ?v lit !e ' badgerite incuried the keen displeasure of the "tyrants.- oeeurr, d in th 1 Senate1 i yesterday during tVe considra ion <f the! ! census bill. Senator Clap-p of Minnesota had re marked that be Was lired uf being both-, ered by government employes who wanUif him to use his hiflueiic? -to have th:*;n promoted. Mr. I .a Follette, who is now the chairman of the census committee, . and for the past two days lias had his I iirst experience in being 'in charge" of an important bill on the floor, pricked up I ! his cars at one. "Does the senator mean to say," lie asked, in a tone that betokened great sur prise. "that government employes come, to him and ask for aid in securing pro- j motions? They never come to me." La Follette Congratulated. "I certainly do mean to say '.hat," de- I I elarcd Mr. Clapp. "and I w ish to con- j gratuiate" the senator from Wisconsin j from the bottom of my heart for escap- ? ing." Mr. La Follette bowed low and warrtily i thanked Mr. Clapp for his congraiula- j lions, adding that he thought it w-s j against the law for clerks to do any such j I thing "Not against the law, but against de- ! | partmental regulations." remarked Sena-j : lor Gallinger of New Hampshire. "But they have the force of law," said i Mr. I,a Follette. j "Perhaps," responded Mr. Gallinger. j | The New Hampshire senator then joined Mr. Clapp in offering his hear:felt coa ! gratulations to Mr. La Follette for escap i ing the promotion-seeking clerks. At thai the Wisconsin senator said: "It is a new experience for me to re ceive the congratulations of my colleagues in this b<-dy. It is the iirst time i have received them." "I think the senator will receive them ; I many times in the future," smiled Mr. i : Gallinger, gallantly. I i La Foilette's Suggestion. "1 might suggest to the Senator from New Hampshire." slyly continued Mr. La i Follette, "that if he would join the re formers he, too, might escape. I suppose it is because my views on the civil service are so well known that the clerks have let me alone in this ragard. Of course. I don't know what the senator's views 011 this question are. but 1 merely say that would be one way to avoid the trouble." "The remedy 13 worse than ihe dis leasj." replied Mr. Callinger, while the , 'Senate galleries laughed gleefully, i "Ah," retorted the chairman of the ten-' j sus committee, quickly, "it would indeed j be a radical change, and doubtless una 1 that would work a great s.rain on cer | tain senators." I FEAR FOR DR. COOK'S SAFETY I FRIENDS ORGANIZING POLAR RELIEF EXPEDITION. Explorer Unheard From for More Than a Year?Expected to Re turn Last September. NKW YORK, April JO.-Members of the Arctic and Kxplofers' Club who have recently been seriously alarmed over the continued lack of news as to the where abouts of Dr. Frederick A. Cook of Brooklyn, who has been missing in the polar regions since March, 1908, have re solved to lose no time in raising funds for a searching expedition. Rear Admiral Schley, president of the Arctic C|Ub, re cently issued an appeal for subscrintioiiK saying ?iU.UU0 was nteded to euuin an expedition which Dillon Wallace has of fered to lead. Dr. Cook was last heard from when at a point forty miles north of Cape Thomas Hubbard, on the North Polar sea, Marc^ 17, Ittw, and he was then about to maka his dash for the pole. He said lie ex pected to return heme not later than Sep 0 tember. 1!?0S. It is tlie apparently utter | miscarriage of the latter part of his plan i that has caused his friends and adrtfrrers to become so alarmed for his safety. Money Collins Walsh, secretary of the; Arctic and Explorers' Club, and a mem- j bcr of (lie committee having tiie Cook ' relief exptditic 11 in c harge, said today: "Dr. Coi k is so familiar with the far; north that it may lie lie has remained over for another year and is just now i making a second da-li for the pole. John | R. I.'r<adley, with whom he went to Eta'i ; the last time, is ecnv need Mat he will! end his wav hack and catch a whaling ship down the coast. He left supplies with j <"ook that should have Insted three 1 years, hut taking care of supplies in the arctic legion i.s rather a precarious busl ne*<s. We hav? no right to *ake any chances. The man is missing and it is our duty as fellow Americans and friends to tind h^m." BLOODY TRAGEDY IN GEORGIA. , Pees3 Kills Negro. But Loses a Man in Fight. SHMMiMAN. Ga.. April 10.?The find ing of a par ion of a white man's skull in a p< ol of hlcod in a negro cabin here t?'day. and of the body of the negro owner of the cabin, Alfred Iverson, behind his bed. led to the discovery that a posse en- j tered Iv;*rson's cabin last night and shot j hiia. According to Iverson's wife, the posse consisted of four white men, who went ' to the cabin to whip Iverson because he ? had quit work. A tight ensued. After itj was over she says the men carried a boay away. News has just reached this place of the discovery late toniuht of the body ol' Ross Mai nor, a well known youth, securely hidden in a woodshed. The youth's head is half blown ofT, and it is believed he was killed last night at the home of Iver son. The men went to the house and de- j manded tlie negro to come out. He opened (he and, it Is believed, shot Mainor, who was carried to a house near here and hidden by his companions. HAINS WITH ESSES-SEN T FOR I NEW DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO j GET FAMILIAR WITH CASE. Hinted That Flaw in Indictment j Has Been Discovered and That New One Will Be Found. NEW YORK, April 10.?District Attor ney Dewitt of Queens county issued sum monses today calling tor the appearance before hint Monday of the ten princ al witnesses for the prosecution ip the case of Capt. Peter C. Hains, jr., whose trial for the murder of Wiiuam W. Annis last summer is slated to begin April iy at Flushing. At the time of the trial and acquittal of Capt. Mains' brother for this same crime, Ira A. Darrin was prosecuting of licer of the county. The purpose of the piosent district attorney in calling these witnesses before him is said to be simply to familiuize himself with the case. There is a rumor, however, that a flaw has .been discovered in the indictment unuer which Capt. Mains is now held, ana that the object of Mr. Dewitt in calling tlie witnesses before him is to obtain a new indictment. The district attorney went to Boston to day to question Mrs. Claudia Libby Hains, wife of Capt. Mains, in regard to tlie NOTED FRENCHMAN DIES. Paschal Grousset Was a Minister During the Commune. PARIS, April lt>.?Paschal "Grousset died in this city today M. Grousset was a journals* and communist and served as minister of foreign affairs in the com mune. He was horn in Corsica in IS-l-j. In Grousset sent a second, Victor Noir. ~*o Prince Pierre Bonaparte to ask satisfaction ot; the tfekl of honor for cer tain attacks published in a newspaper. Noir was shot by the prince in an alter cation over the incident. ? ? Win Typewriting Championships. PROVIDENCE. R. I.. April lo.-A typewriting contest which was an nounced to be for the world's chumpion ship brought to a c ose tonight the an nual convention of the Eastern Com mercial Teachers' Association. The championship was retained by Miss Rose L. Fritz of New York, whose average was MU 2i??:<0 words a minute. In the school championship typewriting contest, the winner was Miss Maude Linker! 8prlngfield. Mass.. with an averase of ! 34.o words a^giinuto. ' Germany Prevents Proposed Triple Alliance. BARON IZVOLSKY'S FIASCO Attempt to Join France and England to Russia. KAISER S QUICK NOTIFICATION Would Regard Attempt to Isolate His Country as ft Casus Belli. _ ' ' * Coalition Breaks Up. Sprciil Cablegram to The Star. LONDON. April lO.-The greatest game in history is being played and it lias readied a critical stage. >??tl it be fin ished without bringing in rifles and Dreadnoughts i the deciding factors? Gradually the causes and effects of Germany's ultimatum to Russia and the fundamental changes which it makes in the European situation are being dis closed. It is now known that the kaiser s sudden blow at the great empire which holds domain over one-sixth of the world was his reply to Russia's attempt to form a hard and fast alliance between herself, Great Britain and France. Baron Izvolsky's memorable tour six ago was for this purpose. The matter had been discussed previously the three powers, IzvoZ^ky enc?u"teJfw the first objection from France, who felt that she was the most exposed to attach from the common enemy and asKea 11 Russia would provide promptly an ade quale fleet for her own defense. Russia agreed to do this. Then Izvolsky came to London and specially urged that England increase her military resources Germany Upsets the Scheme. Just at this time and when the ne gotiations were still in progress and Austria had announced her repudiation of the treaty of Berlin Germany got wind of Russia's plan- The kaiser promptly notified the three powe", ?? S>r Edward Grey announced in his speecn last week, that Germany wouldr*?^ any attempt to isolate her as a casus J Grey promptly yielded and refused to go on with Izvolsky's alliance scheme and Germany gained full revenge by her hu miliation of Russia a fortnight ago Everything combined to give Germany the whip-hand of the whole a'tu^Uon for the time being, and she is undoubt edly master of Europe at the present , Tmnce was and still is half paralyzed ' by the spirit of revolt among her civil servants and other internal Great Britain is under the control of a government which- is willing to purchase peace at any price, notwithstanding the future portents. Russia is in the fir?* I stuges of national reorganization and for the moment is impotent. Germany, in a word, can do S3 she likes in Euro:P? to day without firing a shot But thlssitua 1 tion is certain to undergo a radical I change. Britain is aroused as never be fore in this generation andthe Present government will not last long. I- ranee will speedily pull herself together after the solution of her internal crisis. Russia is stirred to the depths and her angei will prove the best possible stimulant for the rapid development of her enormous rescur. es. Any definite prophecy would be absurd but it is almost axiomatic that European politics will be the domi nant factor of history for the next three tii- four years. Two Important Moves. Already there are reports of two new moves of the utmost importance by Ger many. She Is urging Turkey to join the triple alliance, and, althougii English di plomatists profess no anxiety over the pos sible success of this scheme, it cannot lie said that the new Turkish govern ment s policy is so definitely pro-English i hat such a tiling lsimpossible.Then there comes the assertion that Japa11 is about to denounce her treaty of alliam e with Britain and that Germany is angling at Tokio for a fresh combination in place thereof. The Star's Berlin correspondent telegraphs that this report is fully credit ed fn German diplomatic circles. It is pointed out that Great Britain. Russia and the United States recently mad an agreement which will serious y tot Japan's political and commercial liberty of action in the far east andJapanis deeply incensed against her a 11>. King Edward's great peace league In fact, is being attacked all along the line. TAFT'S SUMMER PLANS. Will Occupy Robinson Souse in Manchester, Mass. GLOUCESTER. Mass.. April 10.?It was stated hei-fe today that President Taft and i his family had definitely decided to oc cupy the Edward Robinson house on ' Qohnnl street, Manchester, part of the ! coming summer, their arrival depending ! upon the length of the present session of Congress-aft ^ Mlgg Mabe, Boardman , visited the Robinson cottage last month. The house Is situated on a hill overlook ing the golf links of the Essex Country ( ThP summer home of William J. Board man of Washington adjoins the Robin son estate. | LEN0X, MASS., SWEPTBY FIRE. Central Portion of City Laid Waste Early Todajfr. LENOX. Mass.. April ll.-The Central ! portion of Lenox was swept by fire early | this morning, two big business blocks and i four dwelling houses being burned in the ?first hour, with the firemen apparently I powerless to stay the progress of the ' names The loss at 2 o'clock was esti mated at *250.000. and help had been summoned from Pittsfleld. Lee and other places. KANSAS CITY TROLLEY CRASH Thirty Hurt, |Jome Seriously, in Collision of Crowded Cars. KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 10.?Thirty people were hurt, some of them seriously, when two crowded trolley cars collided at Otli street and Quindaro avenue in Kan sas City, Kan., tonight. The most seriously Injured wetfe: Mrs. Mary (Jalpln. back wrenched. Mrs. William Stanley and nine month*' old child, cut and bruised. Walter Tharker, internal injuries. Grover Stearns, back bruised. The accident was caused by a switch failing to work, allowing one car to turn into another car on a cross street. Pas sengers in both cars numbering a hun dred were thrown from their seats and many were trampled In the rush for the doors. Others were cut by the flying glass and splinters, many receiving minor injuries. CENSUS SILL PISSED Service Classified as Favored by President. SPECIAL TEST PROVIDED Director Is to Prescribe Character of Examinations. OFFICIAL SALARIES REDUCED $750,000 Appropriated for Purchase of Site and Erection of Build ing?Other Changes. After agreeing to a provision which is said to meet the views of President Taft regarding appointments for census work under regulations by the civil service com mission, the Senate late yesterday after noon passed the bill providing for the taking of the thirteenth and subsequent decennial censuses. Senator Bailey's amendment, the pur pose of which was to permit these ap pointments to be made by the director ?>f the census regardless of the civil service commission, was defeated after a long debate. Before the vote on the Bailey amend ment was taken. Senator Carter, a num ber of the census committee, declared that If the old census bill passed by the last Congress and vetoed by Mr. Roosevelt had come before the Senate for another vote he would have voted to override the veto of the President. He pointed oul differences In the bill under consideration and that vetoed by Mr. Roosevelt. The present bill, he said, provides for a "special" test open to all applicants, while the old bill required a -non-com petitive" test, but open only to those designated by senators and representa tives. Provisions of Bill. As finally adopted by the Senate, the bill prescribed "that the additional clerks and other employes, except the private secre tary to the director, shall be subject to such special test examination as the direc tor of the census may prescribe, the ex amination to be conducted by the United States civil service commission, the ex amination to be open to ail applicants without regard to political party affiliations and such examinations shall be held ?c such places In each state ' as may be designated by the civil service commis sion." It is further stipulated that "copies of the eligible registers so established and the examination papers of all eligible* shail be furnished the dire 'or oL the census by the civil service com mission, and selections therefrom shall be made by the director of the censu3. In conformity with the law of apportionment as now provided for the classified service. In the order of rating." These provisions are substantially as the House passed them. save that ex ception made ill the cases of messengers, assistant messengers, messenger boys, unskilled laborers and charwomen was eradicated in the Senate. Examinations at Domicile. The following proviso was added by the Senate, and is of the utmost Impor tance to residents of the District, inas much as it prevents them lrom claiming residence in other parts of the ^ou"1^ when applying for permission to take civil service examinations for any go\ ernment position whatever: "That hereafter all examinations of ap plicants for positions in the government service from any state or territory shall be had In the state or territory in which such applicant resides, and no person shall be eligible for such examination or appointment unless he or she mIi&II ha\n been actually domiciled in such state or territory for at least one year previous to such examination." No objection was raised oy any senator to the adoption of the foregoing provi sion It was proposed by Senator La Follette on behalf of the census com mittee. Mechanics Exempted. The House proviso was stricken out which allowed the-director to give pref erence to ellgibles who by reason of resi dence or other conditions are immediately available when the exigencies of the service require, and also permitting hlin to prefer persons having previous experi ence ar.d licrept their records in this re gard in lieu of examinations. In Its place was adopted a paragraph exempting from the law of apportionment operators on mechanical alliances used in tabulating the census figures. The Senate also failed to agree to trm House appropriations of $430,000 for the purchase of the site of the present cen sus office, on B street between 1st and "d streets northwest, and an adjoining site and of fcSO.OtiO for the erection of an additional building. Instead, it adopt ed a section giving *730.000 for the pur chase of a site and erection of a build ing for the census wherever the Secre tary of the Treasury may deem most ad visable. , . .. . This does not prevent the selection of the present site. Many senators ex pressed the opinion that the Secretary would be forced to buy it, for want of something better Within the limit of cost prescribed. The only other Important changes made by the Senate In the House bill were to reduce the salaries of the director and other Irigh officials of the census office, according to the recommendations of the committee. PLOATEBS FOUND IN BIVEB. One Case Suggests a Probable Mur der at Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA. April lO.-The bodies of two elderly men, one with the less tightly bound with a rope, were found in the Schuylkill river here today and the body of a woman was found In the Delaware river. In two instances the persons mav have either fallen into the river accidentally or committed suicide, but In the case of Ahe man with his le-s tied the police are making an In vestigation on the theory that it may have been a murder. The man with his legs bound, the police say. was probably in the water for two months, the other man for two weeks and the woman apparently of a more recent date. One of the bodies was later identified as that of James Evans, fifty-four years old. an Inmate of the United States Sol diers' Home in this city. He had been an iomate of the home for four years after servinu twenty years in the navy on the Pacific coast. He disappeared from the home March 14. He had been In ill-health and had often, it is said, threatened to commit suicide. The other two bodies have not yet been identified. ANGLO-JAPANESE ALLIANCE. Beport of Proposed Termination of Treaty Denied by Tokio. TOKIO, April 10.?The reports emanat ing from Vienna to the effect that Japan intends to notify Great Britain of its purpose to terminate the British - Jap anese are absolutely without foundation. The alliance has ten years to run from 1005. and there has never been the slight est evidence of discontent on the part of Japan with the terms of th^ treaty.