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WRB 8UHDAT MOBHIH0 IDFrtOlf. lvntaf 8hr Icwiyiftr Owyuj, The Eveping Rt?r, wUk the Sunday swrnin* edition. Is delivered by carriers within the city ?t SO cents per math. Orders may be sent by mil or telephone Main 2MO. Collection is nude ftp carrier at tke end ?1 each month. By mall, postage prepaid: Dally. Sunday included, one month. 60 cent* Daily. Sunday excepted, one months 50 cestai fclMlaj Star. 91 year. Sunday Star, fl.30 year. Weather. Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight. Showers Tuesday afternoon or night. No. 17,731. WASHINGTON, D. C, MONDAY, APRIL 12,. 1909-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. CASTRO'S WIFE BARRED Not Allowed to Go Ashore in Venezuela. COMMUNICATION IS DENIED Unable to Send Word to Husband's Friends in La Guaira. SHIP PROCEEDS TO COLON Reported Plan of Ex-President to Reach Venezuela by Means of Airship. Mrs. Castro, the wife of the distinguish ed Venezuela exile, has been apparently added to the list of undesirable citizens. At any rate, she has been denied permis sion to return to her home in Venezuela. But eactly why no one here seems to konw, or at least is willing to explain. A cable message received at the State Department this morning1 from the United States consul at La Guaira con tained the first information on the sub ject. Mrs. Castro accompanied her hus band to America on the French steamer Guadeloupe. When it was announced that Castro would not be allowed to laud at Trinidad, which was his destination, he debarked at Fort de France, Mar tinique, from which port he since has, been expelled. Mrs. Castro and the remainder of the party remained on the steamer, intending to land at La Guaira. where Mrs. Castro was to have looked after certain business Interests of her hus band. Vessel Did Not Dock. The United States consul's dispatch to the Stato Department says that the Gua deloupe arrived at La Guaira Saturday, and that Mrs. Castro and her party were not permitted to land or to communi cate with the shore. The vessel anchored In the harbor, but did not dock, proceed ing on her regular Itinerary. Her next stop Is at Baratoqullla. Colombia, and then she goes to Colon. It is not known here at this time whether Mrs. Castro Is to be regarded as a dangerous con spirator, like her husband, and like him is to be sent back to Europe for the safety of nations, or whether she is sim ply being denied the right to enter Ven ezuelan territory at this particular crisis. Considerable interest also attaches as to whether the refusal to permit Mrs. Castro to land was taken by the Venezuelan government of its own motion or whether it was done at the initiative of the United States or the French government. If the 8tat* Department dispatches contain any light on that point, the fact Is being kept secret. It is apparent, regardless ot which particular government is responsible, that concerted efforts are being made to keep Mra. Castro from direct communication with her husband's political friends in Venezuela. Planned to Land by Airship. An interesting story comes by mail from j Port of Spain. Trinidad, which was Cas tro's destination when he left Europe. A few close friends, among them a British , merchant in Port of Spain, are said to have been informed that Castro expected to return to Venezuela in an aeroplane. The first intimation which leaked out of Gen. Castro's Ingenious scheme was con tained In a report from Paris, saying that Hart O. Berg, manager of the Wright brothers, the American aeronauts, tried to have the former Venezuelan president attend an ascension. Castro was prevent ed by sickness from accepting the invita tion. but it Is understood that he had a representative present. . The distance between Trinidad and the eastern end of Venezuela is short and could be covered easily in an airship. Plans to Regain Power. There were, according* to the Trinidad advices, several circumstances which in dicated Castro's Intention to make a fight to regain executive power. The govern ment at Caracas has already intercepted letters of a compromising cha racter. There are still In power many of the "Castristas." whom President Gomez had thus far permitted to retain office. It ia ( said that the new president fears to an tagonize. by removal from office, the large element which owes its political status to Caatro, on the ground that such a move at this critical time might pre cipitate revolt. It is asserted that Castro's plans were ? to return to power May Zt. which will be i the tenth anniverstty of tlve beginning of i his revolution against President Andrade. ! The date 'has since been a holiday in Venezuela. American Cruiser Departs. FORT DK FRANCE, Martlnque. April 12.?The American cruiser North Carolina left here at 10 o'clock this morning for Havana. Among the friends of Cipriano Castro who arrived here from St. Lucia is Gumerslndo Rlvas, the former editor of El Constltuclonal, former President Cas tro's organ at Caracas. Senor Rivas had to leave the Venezuelan capital when Gomez bi-came president. TAFT STARTS EXPOSITION. Opening of Electrical and Industrial Show at Louisville. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. April lU.-What is believed by many to be the most brilliant electrical display ever held on the con tinent opened here today, when Presi dent Taft pressed the connecting but ton In the White House at Washington. This ignited an electric lamp in the 1st Regiment Armory here, which started al'. the machinery In motion, and the south ern electrical and industrial exposition was officially dedicated and opened. Several hundred exhibitors, representing electrical devices, occupy the gaily dec orated booths. A center tower forty iVet high symboiizes the Goddess Electra. On the south wall of the armory is an elec trical clock, 1?".? feet high, solid with elec tric bulbs o* various colors, through which the light runs and thus indicates seconds, minutes and hours. On the north wall of the building is probably the larg est oil painting ever hung. The exposition will continue for two weeks. COTTON PRICES HIGHER. New Yorfc Contracts Sell Above Ten Cent Mark. NEW YORK. April 12.?Cotton contracts In the New York market sold above the ten cent mark today for the first time in nearly a year. Business was very ac tive on better trade reports and continued drought. Prices rose to H> 1-' for May and July, while October sold at ?.'.*> or about ?_??? to I SO points above the closing prices of last week. Great Crowd at Ball Park for First Game. SEATS FILL IN A. HURRY Bleachers Are Jammed as Early as 1 O'Clock. BEAUTY IN THE GRANDSTAND Two Brass Bands Add to Joy of Ex pectant Thousands ? Ovation Given the Players. The long-pent-up thrill which the whole base ball population of Washing ton has been nursing all winter long burst forth this afternoon, when a tre- I mendous army of fans marched into the American League Park. The gates were opened at I o'clock, but before noon there were people waiting to get in. At 12:30 a long line of wailing fans extended from the ticket office to far down 7th street, and a re serve force of policemen was necessary to keep the good-natured crowd from in terfering with traffic. All the old fans were there. And it seemed as if all the young ones were there, too. All the pea nut sellers were there and all the pro gram boys, and the great crowd displayed as much haste as if the game had been called at 12 o'clock Instead of at 3:45 o'clock. , They laughed and shouted, saw faces in the crowd that they had not seen since last year, made bets on the game, and did everything that base ball fans always do. A Whooping, Joyous Mass. The great feature of the fans* entrance into the park was that scarcely anybody walked. Man and boy they entered the park on the double quick, or even at a headlong pace. The bleachers were packed solidly without room for one more a few minutes after the gates were opened. With the game almost three hours off, they started in to make the afternoon pleasant, and it looked as If they succeeded, for all the humor that can be crowded into the bleachers was packed in and stirred up. There were the man j who brought a great big megaphone, and the very small boy who had lost his hat, but who does not care a bit, and several thousand others, all turned Into a whoop ing. joyous mass. The fans greeted the sight of the clean new diamond with a Mgh of joy and re lief. Everything Is looking tee. The] grass is greener than ever before, and the infield looks as if it has been pol Crowd of Pretty Girls. Of course, the grandstand people were a little slower in getting to their places] than were the fans in the bleachers, i There is a great crowd of very pretty | girls in the grandstand this afternoon, who came early and who took up the front seats, while men who came later had to sit behind some of the tallest head gear that has ever been seen in the city of Washington. If there should not be | a ball game there will at least be a fine display of millinery. There are two full brass bands, ata tioned on each side of the grandstand, and they have been playing constantly since 1 o'clock. There has not been a moment that has been free from the Joyous strains of some lively music that makes the fans feet tremble with joy. The very first niece that they played was a prophetic one It was, "It Looks to Me Like a Bis Night Tonight." and as the blare of the horns swung Into the lively and well known chorus, the great crowd in the bleachers rose up and yelled themselves hoarse. And it certainly does look as If Washington would see one of the most magnificent nights in the history of base ball celebration if this little old team manages to win from the team from little old New York. Cheers for Everybody. Of course, everything that happened brought a roar from the assembled multi tude. A man selling balloons got loose on the diamond, and if he had been selling airships or riding in one he could not have attracted more attention. A boy from the clubhouse, carrying bats, got a recep tion that would equal the cheers given to the President on Inauguration day. It was to be expected that when any of the players would appear there would be a perfect cyclone of applause. And there was. , , The first man to be seen on the field was Blankenship. He was dressed in plain clothes, of course, and as he walked to the clubhouse the air was shattered with the roars of applausa. Charley Street came next. Just before he was seen, a newspaper photographer was tak ing a picture of the bleachers and was trying to get a little enthusiasm into the pose, and when Street appeared the whole bunch of fans turned loose like wild Indians, threw their hats into the air, threw coats around, and if the picture is not a eood one it will be the photograph er's fault. McBride got a great recep tion. So did Delehanty and Hughes. Vice President Not There. Vice President Sherman did not go to the opening base ball game this after noon, because he was in I. ilea. N. Y., his home town, addressing a meeting of the chamber of commerce. His secretary, Mr Harry E. "Devendorf. said that Mr. Sherman had intended to go to the first game, and was disappointed because he could not do so. for he is one of the lead ing fans of the country. Mr. 8herman will probably attend the game tomorrow. Many senators expressed satisfaction when "the Senate adjourned at 12:45 this afternoon, because it would enable them to get through with their business at the Caj>itol and eat their luncheons In time to get out to the game. The proportion of senators who are base ball fans Is by no means small. OVERCOME BT BASEBALLITIS. Many Clerks in Government Depart ments Have the Ailment. "Do you know." the chief clerk of an uptown executive department remarked this afternoon, "this changeable Wash* ington weather Is really murderous among our people? Why, would you be lieve it, nearly 48 per cent of our force is away today, unable to work, and there s nothing In the world but the weather to blame for it/" "What seems to be the form of ail ment?" the reporter asked. "Oh, I don't know exactly." was the reply; some are affected one way and THE COURSE OF EMPIRE. some another, but there Is no doubt that the changeable weather is responsible." "Maybe It's baseballitis," the reporter suggested. "Baseballitis?'' He fairly shot up In the air like a Fourth of July rocket fired before its time. Immediately he started the phone going to the respective chiefs and bureau heads in the office. "Don't let another man go off this aft ernoon, no matter what ails him," the ohlef fairly shouted into the innocent phone. "These fellows have been work ing the whole crowd of you, and not one of you was wise enough to get on to the fact that there's base ball today." And the official sank back into his chair. It Is safe to say that every man In the department who had the price and wanted to do so warn already in his seat or In the ticket line at the ball grounds when the chief clerk woke up. Tomorrow's game will be called at 4 o'clock. TO REORGANIZE COMMITTEE SPEAKER WILL ACT AS TO "BANKING AND CURRENCY." Radical Changes in Personnel Are Expected?Representative Vree land Likely to Be Chairman. Much speculation is heard at the Capitol concerning the new committee on banking and currency, which will be appointed by Speaker Cannon, with the other com mittees of the House, probably the last day of the special session. It is freely predicted that the Speaker will reorga nlze the committee from head to foot. Inasmuch as the Aldrich commercial pa per bill enacted into law by the Six tieth Congress is regarded as a temporary measure it is expected that the new com mittee will be called upon to solve some very important financial questions, and assignments to it are anxiously sought. Representative Charles N. Fowler of, New Jersey has been chairman of the committee for several years. For some i time, however, he has been in sharp con flict with Speaker Cannon. Mr. Fowler's reappointment as chairman of the copi mlttee two years ago was the subject of much consideration. Since that time Mr. Fowler has done little to heal the breach between himself and the Speaker. The New Jersey member was the only republican who announced his candidacy to succeed Mr. Cannon as Speaker of the Sixty-first Congress. One of the Insurgents. The fact that he did not make a cam paign for the position was not due to any regard for the ambitions of Mr. Cannon, it is understood. Mr. Fowler was one of the "insurgents" who caused so much trouble for the republican organization in the tight over the adoption of the rules of the present House. However, Mr. Fowler's high standing as an authority on finance and his general ability may again prove factors strong enough to retain the chair manship for him. If the Speaker decides to reorganize the committee. It is believeed, he will select Representative Edward B. Vree land of New York to head It. Mr. Vree land has never been a member of the committee, but he achieved signal honor a year ago by procuring the patsige through the House of a bill he had drafted on the currency question which was later superseded by the Aldrich bill. Speaker Cannon then made him chairman of the House delegation on the monetary com mission which is investigating the cur rency question. Vacancies on the committee occur through the retirement from Congress of former Representatives YVeems and fcJurton of Ohio, Waldo of New York, Lewis of Georgia, Crawford of North Carolina and the death of former Representative Powers of Maine. . Succeeds Fielder Jones. CHICAGO, April 12.-Billy Sullivan, it was officially announced today, is the new manager of the Chicago American League base ball dub. Sullivan is a catcher, and succeeds Fielder Jones as head of the team. Norfolk Pair Chlol ed. NORFOLK. Va., April 12.?Chloroform - inn J. W. Watkilis and his wife, burglars ear'y Sunday morning robbed them of Sl.ftlO In Jewelry while the .glept .in their home at Ocean View. There is no due. . 1 EXPECT A SENSATION Residents of Mercer, Pa., Watching Whitla Case. DOUBT AS TO MRS. BOYLE +*** -- " Woman Defendant May Walk From the County Jail Free. "NOT GUILTY OF WRONGDOING" Other Prisoner Appears Greatly Dis heartened and Close Watch Is Maintained by Guards. MERCER, Pa., April 12.?Considerable activity is in evidence today In connec tion with the legal proceedings of the Whitla kidnaping case. Attorneys for the prosecution and defense are busily engaged in arranging the. details for the case, and. according to reports, a sensa tion is expected as far as Mrs. Boyle, one of the alleged kidnapers, is con cerned. Will the woman be given an op portunity to walk out of the Mercer oounty Jail without having been held for court on the charge of abduction? That is the question being asked today. Mrs. Boyle and her attorneys believe that is what will occur. It is said today that the charge aguinst Mrs. Boyle will in all probability fall flat. It is claimed she is not guilty j of wrong under the Pennsylvania laws. However, should the case take that turn the Ohio authorities will prosecute her on a charge of blackmail, for which she was indicted at Cleveland some time ago. Unexpected Developments. During the latter part of last week it was announced Mrs. Boyle would be taken to Sharon, Pa., *and given a pre liminary hearing on a charge of child stealing either today or tomorrow. Unexpected developments have occurred and: it is undecided today whether the ar rangement for the Sharon hearing will now be carried out. It is the intention of ex-Judge Miller, counsel for the woman and her husband, to have Mrs. Boyle go into a preliminary hearing at Sharon. Members of the Whitla family will be called upon to testify, and the prosecu tion forced to show the strength of the case against the woman. As it is per sistently maintained Mrs. Boyli was not in Pennsylvania when Willie WhiUa was abducteu, her attorneys hope .to have the charges against her dropped at this hearing. Unless the prosecution is In pos session of evidence to successiully com bat this move t.le woman will go free I in Pennsylvania. A strici waieli is being kept over James H. Boyle by the Mercer jail officials. For the past couple of days the prisoner has been greatly disheartened. He is morose; his appetite Is especially poor, and for this reason extra precaution? are being tajcen. The guard is also maintained for the purpose of preventing the escape of Boyle from the Jail. Anxious to Be Free. Mrs. Boyle's manner is just the oppo site of that of her husband. She is anxious to be free, but is apparently happy. One niatter of concern to the woman is what she will wear in court when her husband's trial is in progress. She stutes she wants to appear to full advan tage in the courtroom. SHARON. Pa., April 12.?Announcement is made by District Attorney I^ininger that Mr*. Boyle will not be arraigned here today for a preliminary hearing on a charge of kidnaping Willie Whitla. He refused to say when the woman will be brought here. KILLS FRIEND, THEN SELF.. Tragedy Supposed to Hare Been Caused by Quarrel Over Cards. CHICAGO, April I'J.-Joseph Haack. a roomer for. twenty >e$rs at the home of H. H. Hesterman, was shot to death early this morning by He&terman, who a ! moment later committed suicide. The men, who were the best of friends, had been playing cards, and it is sup posed the quarrel arose over the game. Hesterman, who was sixty-one years old, secured a revolver and tired a snot which penetrated Haack's neck. He then sent a bullet into his own brain, causing in stant death. Peter Hesterman, son of the suicide, was awakened by the shots, and, running to the room, found both men dead. The cards were scattered about the table. The young man declared he heard no ar gument. OIDH TSAY IT, SAYS ROOSEVELT HE DID, SATS PARIS CORRE SPONDENT. I Did Not, Reiterates Former Presi dent?He Did So, Insists Scribe, and There It Is. PARIS. April 12.?Theodore Roosevelt and a correspondent of Le Journal are engaged In a controversy'regarding the veracity of the correspondent. L>e Journal sent its representative to Na ples to see Mr. Roosevelt. Subsequently the paper published a long interview with the former President of the United States, which was widely copied. Upon arriving at Port Said last Friday Mr. Roosevelt sent a cablegram to a Paris paper saying that he had given no such interview. This was published to together with the assertion of the corre spondent that he talked half an hour with Mr. Roosevelt and that the text of the interview as given was strictly accurate. This denial coming to the eye of Mr. Roosevelt at Suez, he has again cabled Paris reiterating his denial and character izing the interview as "an impudent fabri cation without a particle of foundation." He says also that he never saw the cor respondent of Le Journal. The correspondent has replied with a new affirmation of the truth of the inter-* view and declares that he is prepared to bring further pi-oof of his veracity. ALLIANCE TO CONTINUE. Ambassador Authorizes Denial of Anglo-Japanese Report. Special Cablegram to The Star. , PARIS, April 12.?The Matin states that Ambassador Kurino has authorized it to contradict the statement made in the Austrian and German newspapers to the effect that Japan intends shortly to re nounce the Anglo-Japanese alienee. ?! The Matin says' the ambassador de clares that the relations of Japan and Great Britain never were more cordial than they are now. CAPT. W. H. ROBERTS DEAD. Retired Naval Officer Served in the Civil War. LOS ANGELES. Cal.. April 12.?Capt. William H. Roberts, U.S.N., retired, died yesterday in his apartments in a Los Angeles hotel, where he was staying with his wlf# and daughter. Capt. Roberts had served in ths civil war. H? had been commander of the revenue cutters Manning and Commodore Perry in Alaskan waters, and for six years was constructor and inspector of the life-saving stations on the Pacific coast. He was retired two years ago with the advance of one grade, making him senior captain. Fatal Panic in Lima Church Fire. LIMA. Peru. April 12.?Fire that broke out in a church at Huacho yesterday dur ing service* threw the congregation into a panic and resulted in a stampede for the doors, during which - several women and children were suffocated. Niagara lee Jam Unbroken. NIAGARA FALLS, N. T., April 12.-The ice jam in the gorge remains intact, but above the I^ewiston bridge the water has fallen about two feet. The high speed of the water has worn severs! large gaps in the jam. With calm weather no further serious damage is anticipated. % CHILDREN'S OWN DAY Merry Egg Rollers Throng White House Grounds. > WEATHER FAVORS SPORT Conditions Jnst Bight for Easter Monday Festivities. CHILDLESS GROWN-UPS BARRED But a Few Were There Nevertheless, Chaperoned by the Indomitable "Mickie Flynn." This has been a busy day for Mickie Flynn, the veteran steerer of childless adults who crave admission on Easter Monday to the White House grounds, for Mickie is so small and so adept at run ning the police blockade that he helped many and many a party of grown-ups to get beyond the gates today, in spite of the strict regulations. The young block ade runner, wiser than his mates, most of whom were spotted by the police after their second offense, did not hang about the gates, soliciting business at the top of his lungs, but hung about in the offing, or the far distance, to use a land term, and sidled up to his prospective customers, with a remark something like this: "They don't allow no grown people in th* White House grounds, 'less they have children with 'em." Then after a short parley, in which a bit of silver changed hands, Mickie would walk beside the grown-ups and get them inside the row of policemen, who were at their wits' ends on account of the Importunate crowd that besieged every gate. Once inside Mickie was wise enough to make his get-away through a gate far away from the one through which he had entered, and in a short time would hail another ap proaching caravan, and Increase the jingling load of coin In his pocket. The grown ups brought no eggs, they drew the line at that, but they sat on the grass and watched hundreds and thousands of children rolling and romp ing on the three small hills which today have been carpeted with eggshell*. The children of the rich and the children of the poor today have rolled their eggs side by side in a sort of children's millennium, in which everything was pleasant and all was fair, except steal ing another's egg as it tumbled crazily to the bottom of the hill. No Change in Egg Fashions. The fashions in eggs have not changed much, either, since the days when the blockade-running adults took their bas kets and messed around in the grass. Red eggs seemed to be the prevailing color today. Yellow eggs ran a close sec ond. and 4he old-fashioned mottled af fair was away behind. There is a new egg, a sort of imitation cannon ball that does not break?and It is a perfectly grand thing to roll and a splendid thing to toss to one another?but It has its drawbacks. The common or hen egg when beaten to a flimsy mass by hard usage can be stripped of Its beautiful Shell and eaten, or the yolk can be used to smear on the face of an unfortunate playmate. Not so with the patent thing. Despite the activities of Mickie Flynn. the veteran Easter Monday chaperon, the children were in such majority at the White House today that the older people looked very much out of place. If there should ever be a real children's country, where no one over ten years old cyi be president, and policemen are merely used for an ornament, it is going to look like the White House grounds looked today from 9 o'clock on. Really, it did appear as if the White House were a great big playhouse, and that the children had all swarmed to it, because it was a nice day ! and the grass was green and the fountain was spurting more prettily than ever. For once the control of nurses weak ened a bit, and splendidly dressed chil dren, who for 3<H days in the year are models for other people's children, today begin to feel the mettle of the White House grounds and kicked up their heels and whooped and shouted in a most scan dalous fashion, for there is no fun in go ing to the only egg rolling in the United States and sitting about as if some one were going to teach school. Every now and then a demure little g:rl would sit upon the ground and roll eggs with her self: but not for long, because s^ome one she would know would happen along, and after that they would indulge in all sorts of target practice with the pretty eggs which this morning lay so nicely in a dec orated basket, but which now are eaten, lost or stolen by egg pirates. Oranges as Substitutes. There was an innovation sprung on the children this year by an enterprising father who took a day off to carry his brood to the delectable land behind the White House. It was a basket of oranges, instead of eggs, and he and his boys were the observed of all observers. It was hard to draw an expression of opinion from the regular egg rollers about this matter. A Star reporter tried to interview some of the most prominent young men and women present this morn ing on the subject of Iniroducins oranges tor eggs, but without much satisfaction. "What do you think of those oranges?" he asked a young lady of six. "Tee-hee," was the reply. "Would you like to have oranges in stead of eggs," lie asked a small boy, who carried his skates and a base ball bat. "Who? Me? Huh, I don't roll no eggs." "Where are your eggs," he asked a lit tle mother, surely not over ten years old, who was dragging a line of sisters and brothers behind her. "We ate 'em comin' up here." "What, so soon?" "Yep; we didn't have no breakfast." They looked as if they might have skip ped many a breakfast in their short lives, but if the memory of any hungry days was still alive it was laid aside for to day. They ran in and out among the children, mingling with the better-cared for youngsters with grand freedom, whooped and shouted when one of them tossed a stick of wood into the fountain, gazed with joy at pretty hats and whis pered to each other about the faces of pretty ladies who had spoken to them. And how many were there! Keally. no one counted them. Not even the police men who had to examine everybody's credentials before they could be admitted, it being understood that credentials mean children. Of course, this afternoon the grown people can go in and hear the Ma rine Band concert, for the order issued by Col. Cosby keeping out the childless has no effect after 3 o'clock. Gov. Lilley Besting Comfortably. HARTFORD, Conn.. April 12.?The condition of Gov. George L. L?illey is re ported this morning by the attending physicians as gratifying. The governor slept well through the night and woke up this morning much refreshed. He took nourishment and greeted those in the sick room cheerfully. I^ater he spoke a few words with Mrs. Lilley. He is now resting comfortably. ALDRICH REPORTS THE TARIFF Rill Daniel Declares Action of tM Committee Tyrannical. DEMOCRATS SUPPORT HIM % Say That Minority Has Been Ignored in Consideration. ADJOURNMENT TO THURSDAYS Announced That Only Minoj Changes Have Been Made in House Measure. CHANGES IN TARIFF BILL BY SENATE COMMITTEE In tho main the rates Jn the tariff bill as reported from tire Senate finance committee are lower than those tn the bill as tt passed the House, the actual number of reduc tions being about three times the number of increases. The changes from the House Mil In the main are of such minor im portance as not to require a de tailed statement. The Senate com mittee has made reductions of 15 per cent on an average in the spe cific duties on hats and bonnets, which the House had raised in some instances above the Dlngley rates. The Senate committee has also struck out the House paragraph in regard to gloves, and has restored the rates in the existing law. The Senate committee has taken no action as yet upon the maxi- ' mum and minimum provisions or the administrative sections of the bill. -?Statement by Chairman Aldrich of the Senate finance committee. Senator Aldrich of Rhode Island, chair* man of the finance committee, reported the new tariff bill to the Senate five min utes after that body convened at nonit today. He announced that it was re* ' ported by the majority of the committee^ | the minority dissenting. Thereupon he gaye notice that he would ask the Senata to adjourn until Thursday next, so that the minority members of the committee might have an opportunity to examine the measure. No sooner had he taken his seat than Senator Daniel of Virginia, ranking demo, crat on the finance committee, got on his feet and entered a protest against the manner in which the bill was handled la committee. "I favor the motion of the senator froni Rhode Island that the Senate adjourn un til Thursday," he said, "because the democratic members of the committee have had no opportunity to read this bllU They have been virtually eliminated froni the preliminary* consideration of it and have not had the benefit of the counsels of the committee. They would have liked very much to have had the bdftefit of such counsels." * Action Denounced as Tyrannical. Mr. Daniel then insisted that the pro cedure had been contrary to parliamen tary law. The democrats, he said, had an opportunl/y to vote upon but one question in </mnection with the consid eration of the bill in committee, and that was as to whether or not it should be favorably reported. Of course, they had voted "no" because they didn't know what was in the bill. He thought it was due the democrats of the Senate and of the country that It be made known gen erally that the democratic members of the committee had been given absolutely no opportunity to form an opinion about the measure. He said he recognized that the republi cans had been charged by a majority vote of the country with framing the tariff bill, but he asserted strongly that the minority should h<ve been given the same facilities for consideration of the tariff that the republicans enjoyed. The demo crats should have been present at the hearings and had an opportunity to cross examine the witnesses, he declared. They should also have been given the valuable adjunct in the shape of government ex perts. The greatest source of information for a senator, in Mr. Daniel's opinion, was always his colleagues, and he said that source had also been denied the dem ocrats. "I do not wish to use rough words and I certainly do not entertain rough feel ings for the members of the finance com mittee," concluded the senator from Vir ginia. "and I believe the majority mem bers think they acted according to their duty in this matter," but I nevertheless regard their action as tyrannical and op posed to the free and open consideration of this important question " Culbertson Questions Aldrich. When Mr. Daniel had finished. Senator Culberson of Texas, the minorfty leader, asked Mr. Aldrich whether a report ac companied the bill. "No," replied Mr. Aldrich. 'That has not been the custom when dealing witti tariff bills." "It has not been the custom of Senate committees." added Mr. Culberson, "to report a bill that has not been considered by a committee." The minority leader then asked Mr. Aldrich if the bill was read in committee, He received the reply that the reading would have taken a month under the cir cumstances. "Did the minority have an opportunity to read tho bill?" asked Mr. Culberson Mr. Aldrich responded to this question by saying that he proposed to move ad journment until Thursday so that the minority could read the bill. He remind ed the minority leader that he was not a member of the finance committee. "No, but I am a member of the Senate," retorted Mr. CHilberson, quickly. Mr. Aldrich nexj told the minority lead er that it was not customary to tell what happened In committees. "How about telling what didn't hap pen?" queried Senator DanieL Bailey Says Protest Is Justified. Here Senator Bailey of Texes, one of the minority members of the committee, took ocasii'n to say that he believed it should be stated on the floor that the bill was not read In the committee this morn ing before the vote was taken?not a line of it?and that no consideration had been given to any part of It by the full com mittee. He disagreed with Mr. AMrich about the propriety of discussing what happened in the committee, and announc ed that at a later date he wou'd have something to say on that score. The pro cedure in this Instance had been so ex ceptional, he said, that the minority was ?