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NEW HAVEN, CONN., TIUJKSDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1906. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. JUST TOJJSE VETO What Roosevelt Will Do If Rate Bill is Passed That Does Not Meet His Approval. WILL NOT INTERFERE NOW NO ATTEMPT TO PREVENT AMENDMENT OF HEPBURN MEASURE. It la Understood, However, That the President la Satisfied With It aa It la The Great Fight Is Over the Amendment Providing for Judicial Review After a Finding by the Inter atate Commerce Commission Those Oppoued to This Are Determined to Support the JWeasure aa Mr. Hepburn Framed It Took Firm Stand in Con ference With President. "Washington. Feb. 21- When the sen ate committee on Interstate commerce meets on Friday to vote on a railroad rate bill, the announcement will be made authoritatively that President Roosevelt will not attempt to prevent amendment of the Hepburn bill; that he will leave the committee free to ex Airtuft its hAstt -inrtfi-ment. and. If possi ble, compromise its differences; that If a bill is reported which does not meet ills aonroval. and in that form Is pass ed by congress he will content himself to exercise Ms veto power, unis an nouncement will be made as the result f n nnference to-dav between the president and the most active persons tiTvnnrtimr the house bill without amendment, but will be delivered to the committee toy a senator who has sup ported an amendment providing for Ju dicial review of an order of the inter state commerce committee. The conference at the White House is one of many that have been held thfiro in .the last week for a discussion mf the railroad rate oustion. It was unenrtPd hv Senators Dolliver and Clapp, Speaker Cannon, Representative Hepburn and Attorney General mooay. Thftv had under consideration an Amendment said to hare. been drafted by Senator Knox and revised by the attorney general. The draft In its re vised form, however, Is said not to be satisfactory to its author, it was orter led In a spirit of compromise, and the president and attorney general desir ed tn know whether it would be accept- uhlptn memibers of congress who are making a fight to prevent the adoption ' of any amendment which they beljeve -would Interfere with the operation of J the measure they propose to enact into ln.w. 1 Briefly stated, the amendment aims to give to any complainant autnoruy to file a petition in a circuit court as Hcrtiner that a rate fixed by the com mission was In fact illegal, 'or that an orvflAr of the commission was in reality unlawful, and authorizes the court to hoar the suit to decide whether the iqslnn acted within its authority, and whether the constitutional rights of the plaintiff had been violated. An thev had previously announced they wold do, all those called Into the conference made a firm stand for the Hepburn bill in its present form, and an Id that none of the amendments sug gested seemed to be an improvement. They said that if the bill undertook to KnefVifv the condition under which com plaints could be taken into court, the court might refuse to take, cognizance nt matters not specified in the tl:l. Thev said thev preferred to leave open every feature on which an aggrieved tierson might desire to go into court Attorney General Moody, it Is said. .nntni1ed that the HeDbtirn (bill is con st'itutlonal, and that there is no danger of its being overturned by the United States supreme court. He would not the wisdom of amending the bill, taking the position that that is a funotlon outside of his official prov Ince. Af tr Senators Dolliver and Clapp re 4.ir.nd tn the caDltol they told certain colleagues they would go Into the com mittee on Friday and make a firm Stand to have the bill reported with nt amendment. When asked concern ing the attitude of the president, they eaid that they believed he is satisfied mrith th hill as it stands, but that it Is too much to say that he is opposed to any amendments that mignt De aaaea CURT ANSWER TO RUSSIA. China Cannot Discuss Proposals for Concessions In Mongolia. Pekin. Feb. 21. Chinese accounts of the Russian negotiations state that the Chinese eovernment has informed Mln lster Pokotiloff that It could only deal iwlth Manchurlan questions resulting from the treaty of Portsmouth, and that nronosals for concessions in Mon golia and Chinese Turkistan and rail way and mining projects in Manchuria were separate matters- China has pre viously refused some of them. Chinese Attacks on Catholic Mlsalona, Pekin, Feb. 21. Meagre details have been received of attacks upon Catholic missions In several towns in the south east provinces. The bishop at Cheng. chowfu telegraphs that Christians are fleeing. The region Is the center of long-standing feud, and outbreaks are rjuent. SHARK COMPLETES TESTS. Gasolene as Emergency Fuel la Sub marines. Newport, Feb. 21 The torpedo boat Shark comdeted the tests to-day which have been made with her gaso line engines over a measured course running eight hours a day for five days without stopping. The tests in wmcn thfi tnrnedn boat PorDolse also partici pated were ordered by the navy depart ment at Washington for the curpose of ascertaining the feasibility of propel ling torpedo boaits by gasoline in me event that thfi aleetrlcal eneines break down. Commander Albert Gleaves, of the torpedo station, said that he was nnt pmnnwweil to make nublic the de tail sof the trial, but he stated that they were eminently satisfactory, and that a Kneed of not less than eight ana one-half knots an hour had been ob tained. B LAC h BURN INDICTED. Two True Bllla Against Congressman from North Carolina. Raleigh, N. C. Feb. 21 A special from Ashevllle, N. C says: The grand jury of the special term of the United States district court to-day returned two true bills against Congressman Spencer Blackburn. The 'bills of indictment charge the Eighteenth district representative with practising before the treasury depart ment and. receiving fees for such ser vice in violation of the laws. He is accused of receiving $500 from Ace Dlnkins and $100 from A. P. Davis. Each bill contains two counts. No action looking toward the arrest of Blackburn has been taken. MR. CASTRO ENCOURAGED NON-ACTION OF UNITED STATES . , AND FRANCE. Provldea Him With Further Nerve to Carry on Hla War Against Foreign ers Haa ' Given Ordera to Prepare Documents for Legal Proceedlnga Against Two British Companies Another Example of HI Dictatorship. Wlllemstad, Island of Curacao, Feb. 21- A well informed official of Caracas in a letter received here to-day says that President Castro, encouraged in his war against foreigners by the fact that the United States and France have taken no action against Venezuela has given orders to prepare the documents Id institutes legal proceedings against the La Guaira Harbor corporation and the La Gualra-Caracas railroad. These companies are both owned by Britisii subjects and are largely capitalized. The writer of the letter referred to adds that they probably will suffer the same fate as the asphalt and other concerns. The Venezuelan government has created a monopoly of the manufacture of cigarettes, obliging all manufactur ers to Join a trust, in which President Castro and his friends have acquired ttie lion's share. MAT HA VE BEEN MURDER. Finding of Body of Unknown Man at Seaside I'nrk. Bridgeport, Feb. 21. Mystery sur rounds the finding of the body of an unidentified man on the beach at Sea side park here early to-day. The body was discovered by Thomas F. Tobln, a saloonkeeper, who was taking a morn ing walk in the park about half-past eight. It was badly decomposed, and, froci appearances, was probably the body of a seaman or longshoreman. The skull was cracked in two places, and this is taken as evidence that the man may have been a victim of foul play. He was warmly dressed and wore the rough clothing of a sailor. It is believed that the body has been in the water fully a month and that the man either fell or was thrown from a craft in the sound. Medical Examiner Downes examined the body at the morgue and pronounced death due to drowning. There were no distinguish able marks on the body or on the cloth ing. TAFT ON CHINA. Country Now In State of Unrest Situ ation Problematical. Chicago, Feb. 21. Secretary of War Taft to-night was guest at a dinner given by Yale clubs, and in discussing the situation in the Far East said: "The eastern situation Is problemati cal. China is now in a state of unrest. To many It seems that the conditions which prevail there are similar to those iwhich preceded the Boxer uprising. It must be hoped, however, that the out come may not be the same. The de tachment of troops was not sent to China, but to the Philippines." Young Astor in British Life Guards. London, Feb. 21. John Jacob Astor, son of William Waldorf Astor, who has been given a probationary commission in the First Life Guards, joined the regiment to-day as second lieutenant. Woodmont I.nd Drowned. Woodmont, Feb. 21. While returning home from school about noon to-day six-year-old Timothy Connelly fell through a hole in the Ice on Tuttle's pond and was drowned. To Meet Mr. and Mrs. Longworth. Havana, Feb. 21. Congress to-day appointed a committee to meet and welcome Representative Nicholas Long worth and Mrs. Longworth upon their arrival here. SENATE AT LAST PUSSES A PURE FOOD MEASURE FIFTEEN TEARS OF MORE OR LESS SERIOUS CON SIDERATION. Bill Adopted by Decisive Vote of 63 to 4 Punishment by Fine of (500 or by Imprisonment for One Year or Both, Prescribed In Case of Corpora tions Oiliciala in Charge Are Mode Responsible. , Washington, Feb. 21. After fifteen years of more or less serious considera tion of the subject the senate to-day passed a pure food bill by the decisive vote of 63 to 4. The vote was taken after a day devoted almost exclusively 'to debate of a desultory character on the measure. Several efforts were made to amend the bill and the committee ac cepted a number of suggestions, but only those thus accepted were Incorpo rated in the bill as passed. The bill makes It a misdemeanor to manufacture or sell adulterated or mis branded foods, drugs, medicines, or liquors in the District of Columbia, the territories and the insular possessions of the United States, and prohibits the shipment of such goods from one state to another or to a foreign country. It also prohibits the receipt of such goods. Punishment by fine of $600 or by Im prisonment for one year or both, is pre scribed. In the case of corporations, officials in charge are made responsible. The treasury department and the de partment of agriculture and of com merce and labor are required to agree upon regulations for .the collection and examination of the articles covered by the bill, but no specific provision is made for investigation except by the department of agriculture. The investi gation by that department are placed in the hands of the chief of the bureau of chemistry and if he finds that the law has been violated the secretary of agriculture is required to report the facts to the United States district at torney who in turn Is required to insti tute proceedings In the federal courts. The bill also defines foods, drugs, medi cines and liquors and also defines the standards for them. There Is an ex emption for dealers who furnish guar antees against adulteration and mis branding. , The Important amendments adopted were the following providing that no official notice of a finding against any 'article shall be given until after the announcement of the final Judgment of the court before which the case Is heard; providing that "When In the preparation of food products for ship ment they are preserved by an external application applied In such manner that the preservative is necessarily re moved mechanically or by maceration In water or otherwise, the provisions of the act shall be construed as applying only when said products are ready for consumption;" requiring that mixtures or blends containing alcohol or opium shall be branded or labeled so as to show that fact; and changing the pro visions regarding the misbranding of liquors so as to make it read "It shall be deemed mis-branded if It Is blended or rectified or consists of an admixture of different grades of the same liquor, or contains, or is mixed with, the sub stances and the word "blended," "recti fied" or mixed" as the case may be, is not plainly stated on the package, etc. There were only two roll calls on amendments and In both instances the committee was sustained. The first of these was on an amendment offered by Mr. Foraker eliminating the word 'add ed" from the following provision: "In the case of liquors, an article shall be deemed adulterated if It con tains Ingredients of a poisonous or del eterious character." The amendment was lost 4 to 46. The other roll call was on a change suggest ed by Mr. Foraker In the labeling recti fied liquors which was lost by the close vote of 33 to 35. The amendment on that point which wag afterwards ac cepted was on similar lines. Mr. Money's substitute bill and amendment by Mr. Spooner authorizing the secretary of agriculture to fix stand ards of food, drugs and liquors were both voted down, without calling the roll. On the final roll call the bill passed by a vote of 63 to 4, Messrs. Bacon, Bailey, Foster and Tillman, all democrats, being tfhe only senators to cast their votes In the negative. The senate at 5:15 p. m. adjourned. DRASTIC DIVORCE MEASURE. Rhode Island Legislator Would Prevent Any Decrees in That State. Providence, Feb. 21. A bill which provides for the repeal of the divorce laws of Rhode Island was introduced In the legislature to-day by Represent ative F. X. L. Ratty, of Central Falls. Should the bill be adopted It will be Impossible for any person to securwe a divorce in this state. The measure was referred to the judiciary committee of the house of representatives. Columbia Defeats Harvard. Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 21. Columbia won second place In the intercollegiate basketball league by defeating Har vard in a rough game in the Hemen way gymnasium to-night, by a ecore of 17 to 13. Mra. Dole's Dog Wins. Mrs: F. F. Dole, of New Haven, took first prize with her bull terrier. Edge wood Biddy at Boston yesterday. War Taxes to Continue. Toklo, Feb. 21. The bill for the con tinuation of the war taxes passed the house of peers to-day. DIVORCE LEGAL IN ENGLAND. Decision In Case of a Decree Granted in South Dakota. London, Feb. 21 The validity of a Dakota divorce in England was affirm ed to-day by Sir John Gorell Barnes, judge of the divorce court division of the high court of Justice.. The ques tion was raised -in the j case of Mrs. Armytage, who petitioned the court to declare her marriage to Edward Ar mytage valid. She formerly was the wife of Charles Gilllg, an American living In London, and went to South Dakota, where she obtained a divorce on the ground that the divorce which quently married Mr. Armytage. Mr. Glilig also remarried, but last year be gan proceedings to nullify Ms marriage on the ground that hte dlvroce which his first Wife obtained in South Da kota was nbt binding upon him and that consequently his second marriage was invalid. Juslioe Barnes has de cided against Mr. Glllig's contention. ' NAVAL CADETS RESIGN. One Man Each from the First, Third nnd Fourth Classes. Annapolis, Md., Feb. 21. It Is an nounced at the naval academy that the resignations of Midshipmen Christopher A. Russell of BoBton, of the first class; B. Maupln of Baltlmroe, Md., of the third class, and Edgar N. Caldwell of Glasgow, Ky., of the fourth class, have been accepted. MITCHELL'S STATEMENT THERE WOULD BE STRIKE QUITE NATURAL FOR HIM TO SAT SO AT 2 HIS TIME. Opinion of One of the Anthracite Oper ators on the Matter Does Not Believe There Will be a Strike One in the Hard Coal Fields Now Would be of Short Duration. . New York, Feb. 21. "It is the na tural thing for Mitchell to say at this time," said an. anthracite operator to day, in regard to the statement from the president of the United Mine Work ers, that as far as he knew there would be a strike. "The miners' committee is. at work drafting demands, behind which they must make a show of standing firm. I do not believe, how ever, that there will bet a stfike in the anthracite districts. Perhaps Mr. Mitchell is speaking of a bituminous strike, which la far more likely to oc Cur. It is possible that the leaders may get the anthracite miners out on a strike to attempt to force their de mands; but a strike in the anthracite fields will be of short duration." The long delay of the miners' com mittee in presenting Its demands is thought by the operators to ba due to the difficult position of the committee in having to satisfy all parties among the mine workers. "The miners" eaid an operator to-day, are not willing to strike for the alleged eight-hour causa of the breakers, and they realize that to demand a ten per Cent. Increase in wages is useless, while they are not anxious to endanger the high rate they are now obtaining. On the other hand, the outside men, I understand, are pressing Mr. Mitchell and the other leaders." Pittsburg, Fefb. 21. President Mitch ell left this city for New York at 10:15 to-night. Before boarding his train he said: "A strike In the bituminous flieds is inevitable." JUSTICE ALL A MOCKERY. Hocli's Cry on Hearing of Denial of Reprieve. ' Springfield, 111., Feb. 21. Governor Deneen to-day, actin'g on the recom mendation of the state board of par dons, denied Wife Murderer Johann Hooh's petition for commutation of sentence to life imprisonment. Chicago, Feb. 21. On being Informed that a reprieve had been denied him Hoch said: "1 have been sacrificed to save the reputations of State Attorney Healy, Assistant State Attorney Olson and Governor Deneen. Justice is all mockery. If I had been tried on that evidence before the czar of Russia '. would have been acquitted. I am In nocent, just as innocent as Stats At torney Healy, Assistant State Attorney Olson or Governor Deneen, but they have ordered that my life shall be tak en to give them a reputation. Had been acquitted or. given a life sentence the people would have laughed at them, Never mlndk Johann Hoch Is not dead yet, and he will have justice." ROCKEFELLER'S WHEREABOUTS Letters Arriving for the Oil King at Tampa. Tampa, Fla., Feb. 21. That John D, Rockefeller, whose wherea'bouts have caused considerable speculation, may reaoh this port soon is indicated by the fact that letters are arriving here for him. A considerable amount of mall addressed to him already has accumu lated at the local postofflce. Significant Chinese Appointment. London, Feb. 22. According to the correspondent' at Shanghai of the Morning Post, the taotal of Shangrval has been appointed governor of Pekin, a high honor and significant in view of the recent conflict over the foreign courts at Shanghai. Another Earthquake Shock. St. Thomas, D. W. I., Feb. 21.- -An- other very severe shock of earthquake was felt at noon to-day on the British West Indian island of St. Lucia. Slight shocks have been felt there at frequent Intervals since February 16 HULL WD PREPARE, FOR TROUBLE IN ORIENT CHAIRMAN OF MILITART AF FAIRS COMMITTEE URGES THE NECESSITY. Declarea Any Nation Not Ready to De fend Its Position In China Might as Well Haul Down Its Flag and Quit the Pacific Chargea Minister Rock hlil With Indiscretion In Indicating to Chinese Officials That United States Intended Returning the 20, 000,000 Pounds Sterling Boxer In demnity. Washington, Feb. 21. Chairman Hull of the military affairs committee, In presenting the army appropration bill to the house to-day urged the neces sity of complete preparedness as to our army and navy for trouble In the Orient. He declared that any nat;on not prepared to defend its position In China might as well haul down its flag and quit the Pacific. Incidentally, Mr. Hull pronounced Minister Rockhlll at Pekin guilty of indiscretion in indicat ing to Chinese officials that the United States intended returning the 20,000,000 pounds sterling Boxer indemnity. Statements of this kind, he said would Ibe taken by the Chinese as an indica tion that the United States was afraid rather than liberal. The money, he thought should be used by this country to build battleships. Mr. Hull scquted the Idea that Japan was interested In stirring up trouble In China to Injure the United States. Japan's interests in China, he said, were Identical with those of the United States, and preservation of peace there was the only manner in which they could be maintained. Speeches of tariff, immigration and 'the Payne customs house bill consum ed the balance of the day. Mr. Hop kins (Ky.) uncovered many methods of inducing immigration to the United States, much of which he deolared to be decidedly undesirable. Mr. Shep-l-ard (Tex.) urged ttarlff reform to ob viate retaliatory tariffs toy other na tions. Mr. Powers (Me.) spoke against the abolishment of customs houses as a matter of economy, and Mr. Macon (Ga.) answered his arguments. IN ROUGH SEAS. Navy Department Hears Farther New of Great Dry Dock. Washington, Feb. 21 Official news regarding the dry dock Dewey reached the navy department to-day in the fol lowing cable dispatch from Command er H. H. Hosley, commanding tie' Gla cier: ' "U. S. S. Glacier, at sea, per U. S. S. Potomac, Las Palmas; Canaries: "Bureau Navigation, Washington; '" "Latitude 29 degrees 50 minutes north; longitude 22 degrees 40 minutes west on February 17. Will coal at Grnd Canary, Canary Islands. En countered very bad weather latter part of voyage. Dock adrift twice. Have been proceeding cautiously. The Brutus towing machine damaged. There is great necessity for extra part of en glne." The protected cruiser Tacoma will be ordered from Naples to the Canaries to carry to Commander Hosley the ad dlttonal parts of the engine of the Brutus, of which he says In his dis patch there is great need. LOST RACE TO LOCAL TEAM. ITngentlemnnly Conduct of One of the Members nt Hartford. Hartford, Feb. 21. Collegiate honors went to Holy Cross' In the fifth annual indoor athletic meet held at the arm. ory here to-night toy the Second divi sion, Naval battalion, C. N. G. The events contested were the mile run, the mile relay race and the forty-yard dash Holy Cross took the first two of these, while her opponent, Trinity, took the dash. The intersoholaatic honors were won by the Springfield High eohool, nine points. New Haven was second with seven, and Holyoke third -with six. The New Haven team would have won the cup, as the team took first place in the mile relay, but for the fact that the team was disqualified for ungentlemanly conduct on the part of the winner of the race, E. V. White, This gave first place to the Hartford team. In the .wall-scaling contest and the tug-of-war, the Second division: Naval battalion, defeated the First di vision team. The individual honors weret won by J, F. O'Connell, repre senting Company B, First regiment, C. N. G. His total was eighteen points. NO CHARGES MADE J None of Ally Kind Against Bnffnlo's New Mayor. Buffalo, Feb. 21. No charges of any kind have been preferred against J. N, Adams, Buffalo's new mayor. An nouncement recently to the contrary was an error. The governor has not been asked to remove Mayor Adams, Charges recently were preferred against the old superintendent of police, who resigned. Mr. Adams was formerly in business in this city. American Challenge Sent. New York, Feb. 21. The American challenge for the Dwight F. Davis In ternational challenge cup at lawn ten nls was cabled to-day to the English Lawn Tennis association, London. British Honors for Japanese Heroes, Tokio, Feb. 21. Prince Arthur of Connaught to-day invested Admiral Togo and Field Marshals Yamagata and Oyama with the Order of Merit. RA PPROA CHMENT. New British Premier Expresses Hearty Friendship for Russia. St. Petersburg, Feb. 21. A hearty ex pression of friendship with a -wish for closer relations Ibetween Russia and Great Britain, put forth in a letter written by Premier Campbell-Banner-man to the London correspondent of the Novo Vremya, was published in that paper this morning, and was re ceived in the best spirit In St. Peters burg. The sincereity and sympathy of the British premier, who Is regarded as fflot being a maker of vain phrases, is recognized, and the letter is consider ed to be a long step towards a better understanding, though no definite re sult of the long pending negotiations is expected in the immediate future. The settlement of the questions in dispute between Great Britain and Russia, as a foreign officer remarked, Is a matter not of months but of years of diplo macy, i , MAT REMOVE TAX ON COAL. Considered by New British Chancellor of the Exchequer as Vicious. London, Feb. 21 The British export tax on coal is apparently slated for re moval in Chancellor of the Exchequer Asquith's forthcoming budget. Mr, As quith Informed a deputation to-day that while he declined to make any declara tion In regard to taxation until he pre sented the budget he considered 'Ae coal tax vicious and unnecessarily In jurious to an important Industry and adding when an opportunity offered the members of the deputation would find him anxious to remove It. JEROME GETS AFTER TEXANS DISCONCERTING TO THOSE TES TIFYING FOR PATRICK. Insists In Mild Manner Upon Answers to Apparently Insignificant Ques tions That May prove Important Experience With a Schoolmistress Who Swore With a Solemnity That Shamed Even the Court. New York, Feb. 21. Although Albert T. Patrick did not appear in person be fore Recorder Goff in general sessions this morning, as it had been expected he would, the hearing on the condemn ed lawyer's application for a new trial (was not without interest. The wit nesses from Texas and the district at torney of New York county, who is cross-examining them, would hold the attention of even a casual auditor in the court room who was unacquainted with the importance of the Issue, r : Especially -would such a person be interested in the methods of the cross- examiner. If he were a New Yorker he might rub his eyes and take another look to assure himself that this was really the William Travers Jerome to whose re-election he probably contrib uted. It is not merely that oratory is lacking; that is scarcely to be looked for In a cross-examination. But the sarcasm, the personal interrogations which were so much In evidence on the stump, and which, if used In court, would surely provoke a witness to his ultimate discomfiture one is scarcely prepared to find them entirely dis carded. Instead, a mild, polite insistence, a half-apologetic repetition of questions which, seem almost insignificant. And yet it is soon evident that, to the wit ness, these same questions are as diffi cult of answer as that one which, night after night for weeks, In wording al ways the same, the district attorney on the stump asked of Charles F. Murphy without eliciting a satisfactory reply. Robert Lee, who took the stand when court opened this morning, locked and unlocked his fingers, swallowed his Adam's apple, curlsd one end of his straw-colored wisp of moustache and over and over again to such, simple questions as, "Did you see Jones In July of that year?" was obliged to con fess that he "dlsrememberod." The ef fect was disconcerting not only to Rob ert Lee, but also to Patrick's counsel, and when at last ex-Judge Olcott took the witness In hand he asked impa tiently why any one from. Texas should be "scared to death" of the quiet, suave questioner who had Just sat down. Lee was not ready with an explana- (Continued on Second Page.) RUSSIAN CABINET CHANGES. Generally Regarded by the Press With Alarm. St. Petersburg, Feb. 21. The press generally regards the changes In the cabinet with alarm, as a decided check for the progressive wing, and will re turn to the ancient paths. The resigna tion of M. Tlmirlazeff, the minister of commerce, is taken as an Indication of the abandonment of the policy of con ciliation of the workingmen which was fathered by the conservatives. Whirled Around Shaft. New Britain, Feb. 21. Tony Preskl, aged about thirty-five or forty years, was fatally injured in the North & Judd factory this forenoon. Preskl was about to start his wheel and seized the belt to draw himself up so that he could put It on the pulley. His weight light ened the belt and he was whipped around the shafting. Birching Suspended In British Navy. London, Feb. 21. Edward Robertson, the new financial secretary of the ad miralty, announced In the house of commons to-day that punishment by birching had been suspended In trie navy until further orders and that caning would be inflictable only by or der of the captain of a ship. . HIE ROLE QUESTION COMMONS SECRETARY FOR IRELAND DE CLINES TO OUTLINE GOV ERNMENT'S PLANS. Amendment to King's Speech from Throne Offered for Purpose of Ex. -tractlng What Liberal Ministry In tended Doing, Overwhelmingly De fented Chief Secretary for Ireland Has Not Departed from the Principles of the Party Led by Gladstone from 1886 to 1803. London, Feb. 21. As an amendment to the address In reply to the speech. from the throne, Colonel E. J. Saunder- eon, unionist, to-day moved in the houe of commons an expression of alarm at the statement in the king's speech that the mlnlsten were consld-- erlng proposals to effect changes in the system of the government of Ireland, ibelieving that his majesty's advisers had committed themselves to a policy which will endanger the liberties and property of the loyalist minority, pro-. mote discord in civil life, and impair the integrity of the United Kingdom. Colonel Saunderson stated that the ob ject of his amendment was to extract some statement as to what the govern ment meant by the proposals suggested. After considerable discussion James Bryce, liberal and chief secretary for Ireland, aid the speech from the throne meant nothing more than that the pre mier and other liberal leaders had repeatedly stated, and -what had been endorsed by the enormous majority re turned to parliament, "that much was necessary to improve the administra iton of Ireland. Mr. Bryce said home rule had no terrors for him, and that he had not departed in the smallest particular from the principles of the liberal party led by Mr. Gladstone from 188(5 to 1893. Mis majesty's government had every reason to make an effort In the direction of improvement of the system of government, and the associ ation of the people therewith. Mr, Bryce asked that the house defeat the amendment, because he believed the greatest possiible discouragement might be given to the polioy of the creation of an intelligent self-government- for Ireland now under consideration. The electorate of the United Kingdom had n.l.rAn W- J . : 1 6'w me Jiuuetv a. uiduuaits lur CUIJCliia .... ... UAVV..fIU.A V OC.l-gUVCXH.(. ment to Ireland. The present oppor tunity should be seized. The demand of Ireland was one which no constitu tional government could overlook. Mr. Bryce declined to outline , the govern ment measures Indicated In the speech from the throne. -Mr. Bryce's speech was received with tremendous and continued outbursts of nationalist cheers. ! Mr. Dillon, nationalist, who followed, said that so long- as the government acted In the spirit of Mr. Bryce's speech the nationalists would allow the gov ernment time to develop its plans, and give them a fair and frank considera tion. Joseph Chamberlain eald' that the Unionist party had maintained during the elections that the government was a home-rule and Httle-Englander gov ernment. It had been proved to-night that it was a home-rule government, and It would ibe proved later that It was a Uttle-Englander government. Many members on the ministerial benches, he said, had found it necessa ry during the election to pledge them selves to oddosb home rule. and. thnrw. fore, the government would proceed by the more invidious methods of install ments. It would, nevertheless, have convinc ed the country that It was ahome rule government. The house divided, and th amend ment was defeated 406 to 88. GEN. GROSVENOR DEFEATED. Loses Nomination for Congress in HI District by Vote of 78 to 20. Lancaster, O., Feb. 21. Albert Doug lass was nominated for representative in congress by the republican conven tion of the Eleventh district to-day over General Charles H. Grosvenor, on the first ballot, by 78 to 20. General Grosvenor la now serving his twentieth year In congress. The man who defeated General Gros venor is fifty-three years old and a Jawyer at Chlllicothe. He was gradu ated from Kenyon college in 1872 and from the Harvard Law school In 1874. He was a presidential elector-at-larg and president of the Ohio electoral col lege in 1896, and was defeated for the republican nomination for governor In 1895. He is a fine orator and has dom inated the politics of Ross county for years. Shipping News. v New York, Feb. 21. Arrived: Steam ers Zeeland, Antwerp; Furnessia, Glas gow. Sailed: Steamers Majestic, Liverpool; Stntendam, Rotterdam via Boulogne. Naples, Feb. 18. Arrived: Steamers Brooklyn, New York, via Faval: 20th. Nord America, New Yerk. Southampton, Feb. 21. Sailed: Steamer Katser Wilhelm der Grosse, New York via Cherbourg-. Brow Head, Feb. 21. Steamer La Sa voie, New York for Havre, in communi cation by wireless telegraph. Brow Head, Feb. 21. Steamer Baltic, New York for Queenstown and Liver pool, reported by wireless telegraph, 100 miles west at S:40 a. m. Antwerp, Feb. 20. Arrived: Steamer Vaderland, New York via Dover. Cherbourg, Feb. 21. 5 p, m. Sailed, Steamer Kaised Wilhelm der Grosse (from Bremen and Southampton), New York. Liverpool, Feb. 21. Teutonic, New York via Queenstown. Dover, Feb. 22. 1:5$ a. m. Arrived; Steamer Pretoria, New York for Ham burg (and proceeded).