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WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Uttlti The Evening Star Newspaper Company, Im>m Office: t fcecent St.. Lradoa, Kirlaad. New York Offioe: Tribune Buildin* Chicago Office: lint National Bank fcuildiaff. The Brerlne Star. with th* 8unday morn ins j edition. Is delivered by carrier* within th<? city 1 et ,V> rent* per month. Orders may he sent by nail or telephone Main 3440. Collection la made by carrier at the end o? each month. By mall. po?ta|r?~ prepsld: Pallr. Snnday Included, one month. ftO cent*. Daily. Sunday excepted, one month. !iO cent?. Saturday Star. 91 year. Sunday Star, fl 50 year. Wbmim W eather. Partly cloudy and continued warm tonight and Thursday. No. 17,782. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 3 909-TWENTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. Government Gets Continuance on Panama Libel Case. TO COME UP OCTOBER 11 Proceedings in Federal Court in In dianapolis. PROSECUTION REQUEST DENIED Application for Removal of De fendants to This City Refused. To Be Heard on Merits. IXDIANAPOLTS, June 2.?Frank Hitch cock. chairman of the republican national committee; Norman E. Mack, chairman of the democratic national committee; mem bers of the office staff of J. Pierpont Mor gan & Co. of New York, and certain offi cials in the departments of the govern ment at Washington are to be produced as witnesses for the government in the prosecution of Delavan Smith and <*harles R. Williams, owners of the In dianapolis News, charged with criminal libel in publishing intimations that there was an enormous "graft" in the purchase of the Panama canal by the United States from the old French companies which owned the property. The government at torneys. after the indictment of Messrs. Smith and Williams by a grand jury in the District of Columbia, made applica tion to the United States court of this district for their removal to the District of Columbia for trial. This order the court refused to make until it was satis fied there was probable cause for the in dictment for criminal libel, which, to be complete, must contain the element of ex press malice. Government Seeks Time. Stuart MeXamara of the Department of Justice at Washington and United States Attorney Miller of this district tills morn ing, at the opening of court, asked for a continuance, saying that since the court had decided to hear evidence on the mer its of the case the matter had taken a wider scope than they were prepared for. The court demurred, saying counsel should have anticipated his action and should have been prepared. Commenting on the Panama situation in general. Judge Anderson said he thought the public had a right to question the conditions of the transfer of the canal because of William Nelson Cromwell's course before the Sen ate investigating committee. "This forty millions of dollars," said the court, "that was paid for the canal was the public's money, you must re member. A part of it was my money, a part of it was yours." Contention of the Oovernment. The government's attorneys then said they wished to produce Messrs. Hitch cock fend Mack to prove that each of them had announced that the charges of cor ruption in the Panama transfer had been disproved. Counsel stated that they expected to show that the Indianapolis News had pos session of these facts when editorials containing the allegations of fraudulent j dealing in the matter by Douglas Robin son. William Nelson Cromwell, C. P. j Taft, J. P. Morgan and others were published, and that this was malicious libel. j Members of J. P. Morgan's staff were j to be summoned, counsel stated, to show the receipts the company gave to the 1'nited States for the pur-1 ch.:se price of the canal, and the receipts Riven by the French companies for the payment for the securities so.'d to the! United States. Counsel held that these two sets of re ceipts would show that no "go-between" received a cent of profit; that the deal was a clean piece <>f business, as Mr. Cromwell told the Senate committee after he had declined to reveal the names of the subscribers to a corporation that previously had been planned to "Ameri canize" the Panama canal, but had been dissolved because the purchase seemed at I that time impracticable. Claims of the Defense. The attorney for the defense protesting! that the government was uselessly delay ing the case. Mr. MeXamara said it was ' at the instance of Delavan Smith that ' Ins trial was held in Indianapolis instead j of in Chicago. Counsel for defense retorted that Mr. j Smith waited in Indianapolis for arrest i for four months after the indictment and j the government made no move durinu that time. I Despite the protests of the defense. Judge Anderson consented to a continu ance. and the government will introduce it6 witnesses in coart here October 11. JUSSERAND ON THE TARIFF. French Ambassador Makes Some Observations at Los Angeles. IjOS ANGELES, Cal., June 2.?In an In terview here last night Ambassador Jus sera nd talked briefly about the issues in volved in the tariff discussion now noing on in the UnIted*States Senate. * "In general." he said, "it is poor policy for this government to put heavy duties on such articles its gloves and other things not manufactured in larue quanti ties in this country. Such industries as the lemon industry of California, how ever. demand a heavy duty, so that they may be fostered and encouraged. "The farther west I travel the nv>re as tonished I have been over the greatness of the T'nlted States '* said Mr. Ju>serand. "If the people of France ha.I such rivers a> ate in the west they would dam them ali and allow none of the water to g.i to waste. HAS AMPLE CASH ON HAND. Santa Fe Will Issue. However, $26, 000,000 in Bonds for Betterments. XEW YORK. June 2.?An issue of approximately $_'<>.ooo.ooo of 4 per cent ?old l>onds was authorized today by the directors of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. Stock holders were invite<| to subscribe to this issue to the extent of 12 per cent of their holdings of stock at I04 arid accrued interest. The bonds will ma ture in l!t.-?."> and are convertible prior to June 1, l'.MS, at the option of the holders. The directors announced that tiie company hud on hand ample cash for all current capital requirements, but it intends in the near future to make important extensions arid betterment.* which are expected greatly to increase its earning capacity, and has deemed it prudent to make this provision for new capital at this time in contempla tion uf such oroposeti work. East, West and South Ask President to Visit Them. HE CAN LIFT A MORTGAGE Probably Will Seize Opportunity and Attend Sunday School Picnic. JUDGE REID ASKED TO RESIGN | Appointment of Brother-in-Law as Receiver Investigated?TJriu Dinner Tonight. Invitations to President Taft to visit three sections of the country -were re ceived today. The first was from Benjamin I>- Wig gins, vice chancellor of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn. The communication came through Capt. A. W. Butt. The President was asked to visit the institution because of its national work. "The Entrance of the South Into the Af fairs of the Nation" was suggested as a theme for an address. The President was told that he would he welcomed at any date he might select. He expressed the wish to make the visit some time in the future. Religious and financial motives were both back of another invitation. This was presented by Representative Rob erts of Massachusetts. The Bethel Sunday school at Point Pines. Mass.. has a $5,000 mortgage it wants to lift. It proposes to give a big picnic this summer. If the President will attend when he goes to his sum mer home near Beverly the Sunday school will promise to have an im mense crowd to welcome him. Also, the mortgage will be lifted. The minister of the church with which the Sunday school is connected is Rev. L?. B. Bates, father of Gov. Bates of Massachusetts. The Presi dent will probably accept the invitation. The third invitation was from Repre sentative Taylor, the democratic repre sentative at large from Colorado. The President has already received a num" ber of invitations from that state, which he will visit if he makes his proposed western trip. Mr. Taylor told the President that the transmississippi congress, the big con vention of the west, will be held in Den ver from August 16 to 21. It was the hope of Colorado people that he could be in the city at that time. The open ing of two.big irrigation projects will take place about the same time If tne President will agree to go. Only two things will stand in the way of the President going west. Mrs. Taft s health must be such that she can go witn the President and Congress roust make an appropriation for traveling purposes. Mrs. Taft Is speedily recovering from her nervous attack. There seems little doubt that the summer s rest near Bever ly will completely restore her. Judge Reid to Resign. judge Silas H. Reid is expected to tele graph his resignation as federal judge of the third division of Alaska. He has re ceived intimations that such a course on his part will be desirable to the adminis tration. That he would comply before this was expected. Judge Reid was an Oklahoma republi 1 < an who was the candidate of his party ' for attornev general of the state in the I first election there. President Roosevelt made him a judge in Alaska. According to the charges filed, Judge ' Keiii appointed his own brother-in-law re reiver for an Alaska railroad at a salary that would have soon wiped out the road. These and other charges were investigat ed and the facts discovered were declared | to warrant a change in the position. Adjournment Far Off. Congressmen calling on the President today are blue over the prospects of adjournment. House members are par ticularly pessimistic as to the outlook. Two visitors today were Representa tives Cushman of Washington and Slay den of Texas. Mr. Cushman says he can not see an earlier date than July 15. and Mr Slavden is of the same opinion. Thev base their views upon the slow ness of the Senate in setting through the tariff bill and upon the probability that the House and Senate will lock horns for many davs in conference. The House leaders declare that if the Senate does not recede from many of its schedules adjournment may be delayed almost in definitely, as the House stands committed to downward revision and cannot afford i to yield to the Senate unless it is on some unimportant schedules. President Taft continues to believe that everything will move rapidly from now Ion and that there will be adjournment by the end of this month or during the first days of July. President to Honor Uriu. President Taft will tonight attend the banquet to Vice Admiral Uriu of Japan at the Metropolitan Club. He will go to the club at 10 o'clock and will probably make a short speech expressing sentiments of cordiality, both for the distinguished visitor and the nation he represents. (Jen. I^eonard Wood, commanding the Department of the East, at Governors. Is land, New York, called on the President today with Senator Root. Gen. Wood to <iav became ranking major general of the I army. Col. 11. O. S. Heistand, adjutant general of the Department of the East, accompanied Gen. Wood. Senator Curtis failed on the President to Introduce 1'nited Slates Attorney Bone and 1'nited States Marshal Mackey of Kansas. ^ Representative Charles R- Thomas of North Carolina. Representative Keit'er or Ohio, Senator Stone of Missouri, 1 Representative Bartholdt of Missouri |and Senator Scott oi West \ irginia in - 1 troduced friends. Senator Scott pre sented Consul General Snyder, station ed at Panama. This afternoon the President re I ceived the Seventh Day Adventlsts, in session here, as well as thirty or forty members of boards of health meeting with Gen. Wyman and officials of the marine hospital service. Gompers and Morrison See Taft. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of l^abor, and ; Frank Morrison, its secretary, resumed j with President Taft today discussion j of the. Sherman anti-trust law as it I applies to labor organizations. The j President some time ag^y received the I exe? nt!ve council of the organization, ; which went into the same question. ! urging the President to recommend the I amendment of the law so that it will j not apply to labor organizations. The President made no promises ex cept that he will take the subject up i during the summer with Attorney Gen , eral Wickershani and members of tne ' cabinet and be prepared to make rec j ominendations to Congress next win ter. President Gompers will leave New York [June 1U for Europe to attend a number of I labor congresses there, and will get back 1 tu this country in September. He bald to day that he had been Informed by his counsel In the contempt cases that the Court of Appeals of the District will not hand down its decision upon the appeal pending until October. He would be back In time for the decision. Seattle Is Greatly Tickled. President Taft has received the follow ing telegram from the president of the Alaska-Yukon-Paciflc exposition, now in progress at Seattle: "Exposition, Seattle, Wash., June 1. lttOO. "The President: Your congratulations and good wishes for the success of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition received with profound and grateful respect. Cir cumstances attending the opening wholly auspicious. Our people, knowJng your great interest in the Pacific northwest, earnestly hope that nothing may cause a change in your plan to share personally in enjoyment of their great fair. "J. EX CHILBERG, President." President Receives Insignia. President Taft today received the badge and other insignia of the Society of the Cincinnati, tcf which he ?u elected in February last. t The presentation was made by Alderman Pennington Of New ark, N. J., accompanied by a committee of the New Jersey branch of the society. The badge is of gold and was designed by L'Enfant Just after the revolutionary war. The first society was organized in New Jersey in 1783, being composed of officers of the American army. It exists today in the original thirteen states. The President accepted the insignia of the order with pleasure. TAFT ACCEPTS INVITATION. Will Participate in Gloucester Day Exercises on August 4. Special Dispatch to The Star. GLOUCESTER, Mass., June 2.?Presi dent Taft has accepted an Invitation to be present and participate in the elaborate festivities which will mark Gloucester day, to be ooserved August 4, accord ing to announcement made by the Glou cester day committee. Tiie principal feature of the celebration will be the pageant "Conterbury Pil grims," which, it is expected, will J>e given before 15,000 persons and in which about 1.200 will take part. The committee announces that the judges will be Prof. George P. Baker of Harvard and Charles R. Kenney, the English artist, and his wife, of New York. BI6 FIRE IN' PHILADELPHIA FIREMEN ACTING AS STRIKE POLICE AT THE TIME. Loss of Quarter of a Million Blamed on Alleged Slow Response to Alarm. Special Dispatch to The Star. PHILADELPHIA, June U.-While fire men of the district were doing duty as policemen because of the trolleymen's strike fire swept through three buildings at 12th and Chestnut streets early this morning, doing damage estimated at a quarter of a million dollars. Tenants of the buildings damaged de clare it was many minutes before the first fire company responded to the alarm and that half an hour passed before an adequate battery of engines was on the job The police indignantly deny these charges, declaring that whatever delay there was should be charsed to a watch i tnan who discovered the fire and tried to fiKlit the flames alone before sounding the alarm. The fire marshal's office is makinK a rigid investigation. The greatest damage was done to the building of the Beneficial Savings Fund. 1204 Chestnut street. The banking rooms were flooded with water. It is hoped, however, to open the bank for business tomorrow. Tenants in the buildings who suffered big losses are Charles Schmole, Phila delphia's most fashionable miller; S. R. Weaver, diamond merchant, and Sharp & Co., dealers in old coins. In l'.3>4 Chestnut street Joseph F. Miller, elec trical supplies, was the heaviest loser. The tire is said to have started in an electric elevator In Schmole's establish ment. The milliner is said to have de clared to the police there was criminal delay In answering his watchman's alarm, but this is denied to reporters. TAFT PAINTED BY SOROLLA. Portrait Installed in President's Brother's Gallery. CINCINNATI, Ohio. June 2.?Presi dent Taft's portrait by Sorolla, the noted. Spanisti palnfer, has been brought to Cincinnati &nd installed in the famous private art gallery of the President's brother, Charles P. Taft. It is not known what price C. P. Taft paid the artist to secure the picture, but it is said to be in five or six figures. AMERICAN STOCKS IN PARIS MORGAN SYNDICATE ARRANGES TO LIST U. S. STEEL COMMON. Demands for Participation Already Largely Exceed the Million Shares Available. PARIS, June 2.?One million shares con stitutes the amount of United States Steel common, which the syndicate formed by Morgan, Harjes & Co. of Paris, in conjunction with J. P. Morgan & Co. of New York, has arranged to list on the bourse here. The syndicate will deposit with a trust company of New York, the name of which has not yet been disclosed, this amount of stock, against which the trust com pany will issue its own certificates of deposit in Buch form as shall meet the requirements of the French fiscal authori ties and the rules of the French stock exchange. The certificates will be exchangeable on demand for stock, and vice versa, and the dividends will be paid by Morgan, Harjes & Co., the Credit Lyonnals. the Comptoir Nationale d'Escompte and the Societe Generate. The formula found by the Morgans for the introduction of Steel shares on the I Paris bourse solves the riddle for other American securities and is expected to be i precursor of a regular American invasion. The news of this listing was bruited on the bourse here today and created a favorable impression, as it was known to have the backing of leading French financial houses. The demands for par ticipation largely exceeded the amount available. CONFIRMS U. S. STEEL STORY. Morgan Says Stock Will Be Listed on Paris Bourse. NEW YORK, June 2?Official announce j ment that negotiations are under way to l list the common stock of the United | States Steel Corporation for trading on the Paris bourse was made today by J. j P. Morgan, jr., who was recently elected I a director o| the steel corporation to i succeed H. H. Rogers. "It is practically certain that the stock will be listed on the Paris bourse," said Mr. Morgan. "It is not possible to 'give details at present, for they have not been settled. The bourse, however, welcomes the admission of tMe Steel common and will no doubt make reasonable conces sions in its requirements." i The opening of the Paris bourse to an American corporation stock is an event or tlie greatest importance to the finan ciers of ihe United States, giving entrance to the ricli investment market of France for fresh supplies of capital. At present there is no stock of an American corpora tion listed in Paris, and only two bond issues, one of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, and one of the Pennsylvania railroad, are so listed. GERMANS ARE ANGERED. Stir Over Wage Statistics Furnished Washington State Department. BERLIN, June 2.?The charges made at Washington by various American sen ators that the German government was endeavoring to influence tariff legisla tion in the United States by supplying official information regarding wages, which upon examination proved them to be much higher than the wages attributed to German manufacturers in the hear ings before the ways and means com mittee of the house, has caused a dis agreeable impression in governmental offices here. This is especially the case at the ministry of the interior and the foreign offi'-e, where the Information in question was prepared in reply to a re quest sent in by the United States State Department. The German government has been sub jected during the past two months to at tacks by German trade journals for hav ing supplied America with German trade secrets. This knowledge of German wages, it is alleged, made it possible to adjust the new tariff to a level where German goods could not be exported to the United States. The abstract of the foreign office's communication through Ambassador Hill to the State Department appeared In these dispatches March 2i) and was later reproduced in the Ger man newspapers. It brought out savage attacks on the government for yielding to the impudent demands of the "Yan kees'" for official reports on wages, thus arming Germany's competitors with vital information. The State Department, in formulating ita request, sent through Ambassador Hill, is understood to have emphasized the point that Germany's advantage lay In supplying trustworthy information with regard to wages, so that the United States could frame its tariff schedules equitably. Otherwise, it was argued, Germany could not complain if erroneous information was used as a basis. German officials have been enduring at tacks at home, but they are amazed at the accusation from America that they acted strangely In complying with the request of the American government. The matter is likely to come up In the reichstag. ECHO OF THE HEINZE CASE. Director Bobinson Given More Time in Contempt Charges. NEW YORK, June 2.?Sanford Robin son, a director of the United Copper Company, and counsel for F\ Augustus Heinze, its president, today waa given until Friday next to answer to the charge of contempt of court made against him by United States District Attorney Wise yesterday. Judge La combe, in the United States circuit court, granted the adjournment on the appli cation o?f counsel for Mr. Robinson, who said lie needed more time to consult with the counsel. The accusation against Mr. Robinson is a development in an attempt of Dis trict Attorney "Wise to obtain possession of the books of the United Copper Com i pany for use in proceedings against F. 1 Augustus Heinze. George Baglin, vice | oresident of the company, testified be ! fore the federal grand jur;* yesterday 1 that lie- heard Mr. Robinson and Arthur P. Heinze discussing the removal of the company's books from Its office after | the books had been subpoenaeu by the court. Ocean-to-Ocean Auto Bace. AMSTERDAM, N. Y.. June 2.?The ocean-to-ocean automobilists who left New York yesterday for Seattle arrived in Amsterdam at 12:35 this afternoon, having made the run since 7 a.m. from Poughkeepsie. the average speed being only about twenty miles an hour. The party lost 4,"> minutes this morning by being directed along a wrong road. It is expected to make Syracuse at 7 o'clock tonight. BREWERS HIT AT PROHIBITION TEMPEBANCE WAVE DECLABED TO BE ON THE WANE. Trustees' Beport Submitted at An nual Meeting1 of United States Association at Atlantic City. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., June 2.?De claring that "the professional advocates of the Anti-Saloon League have overshot the mark and that their statements are grossly exaggerated where they are not purposely misleading," the board of trus tees of the United States Brewers' Asso ciation, which opened the forty-ninth an nual convention at the Hotel Shelbourne here today, went on record with the ad ditional declaration that the so-called "prohibition wave" has readied its height and that "reaction is already be ginning to set in." These statements were contained in the annual report of the trustees, which was placed before the convention along with the reports of a number of committees. "The political character of the agita tion in some states," the report says, "has become apparent and there is a disposition on the part of the more thoughtful and responsible journals to discuss the drink question in a sane and constructive manner." The report goes extensively into the local option agitation, reviewing the work done by the several committees of the association in meeting the pro iiibi ion sentiment. The best conditions, the report says, are to be found in states where legislation has been wise and fair, and tails attention to the Pennsylvania liquor law as one of tfle best in the country. The trustees say that the beer sales for the year ending June 30, 1908, show ed an increase of $"39,798, which, they say. is remarkable considering that the beer sales for the previous year were the largest in the history of the trade. The nine months from June, 1SH)8, to April, 1909. the trustees say, show a decrease of J^,5S0.301 as compared with i he same nine months in the previous year. Folks in the districts which went dry in local options appear to have quit I beer and gone to whisky. This is ap | parent in the light of the report of !n i ternal Revenue Collector Bettmann for May. when there was a slump of l.l.UOO barrels in the production of beer and an increase of 50,000 gallons in the whisky output. Senators Up in the Air on Ad journment of Congress. TARIFF DEBATE A POSER Symposium of Solons Fixes Time Be tween July 5 and 10. EXPECT PRESIDENT TO SIGN IT Downward Revisionists Depending Upon House Advocates to Perfect Bill. "What's your guess on adjournment of Congress? Walk up, everybody, and try your luck. Fair show for all. Find the little pea under the shell; now you see It and now you don't. It's easy as rolling off a log. Name your date and take your choice. Walk up, ev-ery-bod-y! And so Jt goes. First, Chairman Al drieh guessed June 1 for the close of the tariff debate. Then he guessed again, and now he finds he has another guess a-coming. One day it looks good for early adjournment and next day It doesn't. One of the democratic leaders opined today that June 19 would find the bill still before the Senate, but it might get out by the 25th. They allow three weeks for conference, but Chairman Aldrich thinks that time excessive. A symposium of guesses among well informed senators fixes some time be tween July 5 and 10 for the bll to reach the President. And will he sign it? ."As sure as you live" is the unanimous ver dict. President to Accept Bill. There is not a scintilla of doubt In the minds of senators that the President will find the bill acceptable as a republican measure and will gladly affix his signa ture. The downward revisionists in the Sen ate are depending upon the House to perfect the bill to their liking. This is reversal of the usual order, since or dinarily the Senate is depended upon to do the perfecting legislation. Suspicion lurks in the minds of some senators that in this they are counting without their host?that is to say. Sen ator Aldrich, who is demonstrating daily that he is a host within himself. "You'd better do your revising down ward while you have the bill In the Senate, for you won't get a look-in with those conferees," Is the advice some ol the House revisionists are giving. Good advice, but how are they going to car ry It out? Heaven knows, they liav? tried hard enough, they say, hut Senatoi Aldrich, with the organization lie has framed up, la a terror when It comes tc a show-uown of votes. Income Taxers Quit. The income taxers have practically abandoned hope. The plan of the finance committee is to demonstrate that its bill will raise a sufficient revenue without an income tax, and or^:e this is shown President Taft Is expected to throw his influence against an income tax as an unnecessary burden. All of which goes to show that in due order a good, stiff, liigh-protection bill will pass, with a few schedules of reductions?nothing to hurt?and will be come law. "Whereupon," say the republican lead ers, "an Industrial boom will set in. With employment in plenty and wages good, and the republican party will claim the credit and get away with the goods again." IMPLICATED BY BRACELET. Man Arrested Suspected of Laura Register's Murder. IjOS ANGELES, Cal. June 2. Charles A. Barr. who says he is a bricklayer, was arrested last night on suspicion of having strangled to death Laura Regester, twen | ty-six years old. in Providence. R. I.. May lO. Barr was trying to sell a brace let to a pawnbroker to obtain money to attend a prize fight when arrested. It is said by the officers that the bracelet lias been identified as one worn by Miss Regester when she was murdered. , PROVIDENCE R. I., June 'J.?Chief Inspector Horton declares that no man by the name of Charles A. Barr hail ever been considered here in the Regester case. He has received no word as to the Los Angeles arrest. A letter from J. J. E. Herrman of Hamilton, Ohio, who claims to be a private detective, stating that the self confessed murderer of Laura E. Regester, wiiose body was found near Reservoir avenue May 10, was on his way to this city to give himself up to the police is (the only new development in the puz zling case. Herrman requests that the reward be sent to him as soon as the conscience stricken prisoner arrives. The police, however place little credence in the story. ONCE HIS FAVORITE SERVANT. Chicago Man Identifies Johann Sal vator as Austrian Archduke. CLEVELAND, Ohio. June 2.?The Leader Is authority for the announce ment that Alois Jaeger of 840 West 64th street, Chicago, formerly a serv ant in the employ of Johann Salvator, Archduke of Austria, has identified John Salvator. the Painesvilie machinist, as the missing nobleman. It was said that Jaeger recognized Salvator immediately upon their meet ing. Salvator shook hands with Jaeger and appeared to remember him. Later Salvator said Jaeger was once his fa vorite servant. The machinist said he engaged Jaeger after renouncing his imperial titles and birthrights. Jaeger is said to have pleaded with the archduke to allow him to accom pany him upon his final sea voyage from Austria-Hungary, and which was supposed to have resulted fatally to Johann and his wife, who was a Vien nese opera singer. MANY NARROW ESCAPES. Fire Sweeps Through West Park, Suburb of Paterson, N. J. Special I>is|int?h to The Star. PATERSON. N. J.. June 2.?Many per sons had narrow escapes from death this morning at a fire which destroyed a num ber of buildings at West Park, a suburb of this city, and rendered a dozen families homeless. The loss is estimated at over $25.<>00. Bachman's Hotel was destroyed, as were half a dozen buildings oti each side of it. A call was sent to this city for aid. and two engines were soon hur ried to the scene. GORE ANSWERS LODGE Quotes Statistics on Profits of Cotton Manufacturers. * NELSON JOINS IN ATTACK Refuses to Demand Quorum as Un willing Audience to Debate. NIGHT SESSION VOTED FOR First to Be Held Tonight?Senator Frye Breaks Silence to De ' fend Mill Men. Xo sooner had the Senate convened this morning than it was plunged into the middle of the fight against the Aldrich rates on cotton goods which, "progressive" republicans claim, are big increases over the Dlngley rate.', notwithstanding the denial of Senator Aldrich and his stalwart associates. The only business that got in ahead of the consideration of the cotton du ties was the Hale resolution for night sessions from now until the tariff bill is passed. This was adopted without debate, its consideration merely being delayed until a quorum was secured on a point of order raised by Senator Culberson, minority leader. The hour of convening in the morn ing will be 10:30 o'clock. At 5:30 p.m. a recess will be taken until 8 p.m. Ad journment Is to be taken not later than 11 p.m., although It may be ear lier if the Senate so decides. The first night session will be tonight. Gore Differs With Lodge. The blind senator from Oklahoma, Mr. Gore, started the fight this morning. He replied to a speech by Senator Ix?dge of Massachusetts yesterday, in which Mr. Lodge attempted to combat statements made by Mr. Gore a couple of weeks ago renaming the profits of the cotton and woolen goods factories in New England. The senior senator from Massachusetts denied that these profits had been as enormous as the Oklahoman claimed. One big dividend of over 60 per cent, he said, was due to a sale of real estate by the manufacturing oompany. Sarcastically referring to the splendid real estate business manager of these New England factories, Mr. Gore recited: a long list of them, giving In each case the net earnings, and the proportion that ; was paid out in dividends. The earnings ran all the way from 20 per cent to above I ?X) per cent on the average for the past j nine or ten years, he asserted, while the . dividends were from about 8 per cent to | over 40 per cent. For instance, he claimed that the Al . gon Printing Company, which makes col : ored cotton goods, was organized during the panic of 1893 with a capital of $300, U00, and in 19U7 had a surplus of 1700 00<>. having paid an average dividend of 67 per cent for the past nine years. i "Fairly Profitable Business." "No wonder these gentlemen are sat isfied with the Dlngley rates on cotton and woolen goods," observed Mr. Gore. "Those rates have certainly enabled them to do a fairly profitable busi ness." He doubted also whether these manu facturers had paid much of these in creased earnings to their workmen. "I don't call these men robbers." he concluded. "I believe they are go?>d citizens, and that the fault is with the law. 1 know they are intelligent citi zens by th'ir selection of United States senators." Nelson's Idea of Revision. Senator Knute Nelson, the redoubtable republican Insurgent from Minnesota, was the next one to take a fall out of the Aldrich cotton rates. He began with the remark that he didn't know what New England understood by the repub lican promise to revise the tariff, but lie did know that in the great middle west it was distinctly understood to mean a revision downward and noi. a mere equalization of rates. "I haven't any patience with those who claim that we ought to hurry the passage, of this bill because business is standing still during its consideration. Manufacturers Dictate, Says Nelson. "Business doesn't need to stop any longer." he declared, with much vehe mence. "There will he no downward re vision. except such as the manufacturers consent to. It is going to be an upward revision, and these men need wait only to increase the figures in their books. Mr. Nelson then took a header Into the intricacies of the cotton paragraphs, and explained his contention that the Aldrich amendments amounted to an Increase alt along the line of from 20 to 50 per cent. He charged that certain provision for cumulative duties would probably greatly add to these increases. No satisfactory proof had been given, he asserted, by the committee that Its contention that there were no increases on cotton goods was true. Nelson Declines Forced Audience. Senator Beveridge of Indiana, noticing that Senator Aldrich. chairman of the finance committee, and a large number of his colleagues were out of the chamber tried to get Mr. Nelson's permission to raise the point of "no quorum." Mr. Nelson wouldn't yield for this purpose, however. Senator Hacon of Georgia contended that Mr. Beveridge didn't need his per mission. The Vice President cited a pre cedent made during the La Follette fili buster, last year, and did not order a roll call. When this matter was settled Mr. Nel son rerftarked; "I am aware that many of my republi can colleagues are out of the chamber, but 1 am also aware tilt they are away because my remarks are distasteful to them. 1 won't call them in from the smoking room, lirst because I am merci ful, and second because 1 know it would be like speaking to a stone wall." After this observation Mr. Nelson re sumed his seat. Senator Frye of Maine, violated his rule to "vote ami not speak, by atempting to show that certain N?^v Kng and cotton goods factories, whic.t had been men tioned by Senator Gore, had only paid 6 per cent on their total investment of ma chinery. etc. La Follette Scores Colleagues. Senator La Follette, the arch insurgent, next delivered a ringing speech on the general subject of the application of the protection doctrine. He asserted, and cited authority after authority to prove his claim, that the republican leaders in the Senate are today departing from the protective teachings of former days?of the days' of Hamilton. Blaine, John Sher man and McKinley. The vital principal at the very heart of the system, he declared, waa compe tition. Today the republican Senate leaders are trying to shut out, he said, all competition with foreigners, the i% * ?