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OL.30 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1903. NO. 204. ENA 7OR MORGAN SCORES 7HE T RES WEN 7 ON PANAMA POLICY Alabama Statesman Fires His First Gun During ibe Extra Session nf Congress HE CHARGES DUPLICITY AND PARTY ARROGANCE Says He Only Consented to Enactment of Spooner Bill Because of His » Confidence In Good Faith of Roosevelt. Washington. November S3—Panama and Cuba engaged the attention of the sen ate today to the exclusion of all other questions. Mr. Hale moved to reconsider the vote by which the Newlands resolu tion for the annexation of Cuba was re ferred to a committee, and several speeches were made on the motion with out disposing of It. Messrs. Hale, Hodge and Platt of Con necticut disavowed any desire on the part of the United States to acquire Cuba and expressed regret that the resolution had been Introduced. Mr. Newlands deemed the measure as presenting a natural so lution of I he problem of the relationship between the two countries. The Panama question came up in con nection with the announcement of the re . organization of senate committees, Mr. 1 Morgan, democrat, of Alabama being re lieved from the chairmanship of the com mittee on inter-oceanic canals. Before the order went Into effect Mr. Morgan look the floor and his speech proved to be a discussion of the entire canal ques tion, with liberal criticisms of the Pres ident for his course. He had not con cluded when the senate adjourned and will proceed tomorrow. Before adjournment the senate unan imously agreed to vote on the Cuban bill December 16 next. Today’s session of the senate began with the presentation of a resolution by Mr. Allison of Iowa providing for the appointment of the Rev. F. J. Prettyman of this city as chaplain of the senate for the present session. This resolution was agreed to. Mr. Cullom of Illinois presented the re po i of the committee on foreign relations on the bill to carry Into effect the Cuban reciprocity treaty. The bill went to the calendar. Mr. Hale of Maine then moved to re consider the vote by which the Newlands resolution for the annexation of Cuba was referred to the committee on rela tions with Cuba. He made the motion the basis of a speech in opposition to the policy proposed by the resolution, say ing that this country had already de clared its policy with reference to Cuba by enacting the Teller resolution into law. By that vote, he said, bidding God speed to Cuba In setting up a government for itself, and for himself he had been agreeably surprised by the progress made by Cuba In the right direction. All the element of discontent In the Island would, he said, endorse the New lands measure, and among these he in i eluded the Spanish element In Cuba and \ American Investors there. We would not extend such an invitation to Great Brit ain for the union of Canada to the United States, or for Mexico for such a union. In this connection Mr. Hale said incident ly he had no doubt that there were men alive who would live to see the annexa tion of Canada to the United States. He closed by urging the senate to take no step to clog progress in Cuba. Mr. Newlands of Nevada expressed gratification that his resolution should so early have attracted attention. He 1 agreed with Mr. Hale in much what hi had said concerning the progress of Cuba and the character of Its people. Still it was a fact that Cuba has been compelled ^ to confess her inability to cope with oth 1 or nations In business affairs. He also •, referred to the concession of the privilege J granted to the United Slates for erecting I fortifications on Cuban soli and to our I supervision of the foreign relations of the island as well as of the conduct of its sanitary affairs, and said that as a mat ter of fact Cuba already had assumed the attitude of a ward of the United States. He also advanced tile argument that In asking a reduction of duty on Cuban products exported to the United States Cuba was making an exceptional , request, and he thought we should re spond by offering political rather than ' commercial union. For himself he had in mind Cuba's Interest In presenting the resolution and he wanted it understood that he represented no Spanish dons or American speculators. He had offered the resolution In no spirit of spoillation. but because he had believed that the measure would appeal to the good sense of both the Americans and Cubans. Plan for Porto Rico. Mr. Newlands said that he had provided for the attachment of Porto Klco to Cuba as a county or province in the convic tion that such a union would give Che smaller island a stability of government which it could not otherwise secure. Mr. Platt of Connecticut said he had regretted the introduction of the New lauds resolution because he had feared It would lead to misapprehension In Cuba and Porto Woo. He did not believe that the resolution represented In any consld s erable degree the business or political sen l timent of the United States. He did not ^ believe there would ever he any consld ' erable sentiment favorable to Cuban an rexatlon. Moreover, he hoped that there would be no expansion, except where it Is necessary in self-defense, or self-pre servation. and he considered It strange that this suggestion should come front those who so recently had been so loud In their denunciation of the policy of an nexation. Mr. Newlands interrupted to say that the democratic party had always been lavorable to the expansion of the repub lic and not of the empire. Mr. Platt said that the best interests both of the United States and Cuba would lie subserved by separate existence. Fur thermore. he was anxious that the Cuban people should have an opportunity to show their capacity for maintaining a republican form of government, as he had believed them to be so possessed from the beginning. The course of Pres ident Palma and the leading men of Cuba had been worthy of all commen dation. He did not agree with Mr. New iands that the UnltPd States is today ex ercising a protectorate over Cuba. "We are." he went on, "neighbors and SENATOR JOHN T. MORGAN OF ALABAMA. Who Has Been Removed from the Chairmanship of the Inter-Oceanic Canal Committee and Has Denounced the Policy of President Roosevelt In Panama. CARMACK SPEAKS ON COBAN RECIPROCITY TENNESSEE SENATOR WILL DE I LIVER ONE OF HIS CHARACTER ISTIC ADDRESSES AGAINST THE MEASURE. Washington, D. C., November 23.—(Spe cial )—Senator Carmack of Tennessee to morrow, if opportunity offers, will speak against the Cuban reciprocity bill in his characteristic vein. Senator Carmack has given this subject thorough study and his speech will bring out some en tirely new phases of the situation. Mr. Carmack, as usual, will probably have a few remarks to make against the j present administration of affairs. friends of the Cubans, and nothing more. We are friendly to them and our power has been exercised with reference to Cuba for the purposes of friendship and not for aggrandizement. We have made a glorious record in our relationship to Cuba and let us not mar it." Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts also ex pressed regret over the introduction of the resolution. Many people of our coun- i try, he said, do not understand the ills- | tlnction between the introduction and the passage of a bill and if our own peo ple do not appreciate this difference, the Cubans must have a much smaller de gree of understanding. He believed the present debate would be of good service as giving assurance I that the bill does not represent the wishes of the government or of the people of the United States. Mr. Lodge said: "We have all the control in a military . point of view and a political point of ; view that we can possibly desire.” He (Lodge) was opposed to Island | states. Mr. Spooner gave notice that he wished < to addrea the senate in opposition to the resolution, and the motion to reconsider j the vote of reference went over. Mr. Hale then presented the list of sen ate committees as agreed on by the cau cuses of the republican, and democratic senators. Morgan Takes the Floor. On the motion to adopt the report Mr. Morgan of Alabama, took the floor, and addressed himself to the Isthmian canal question. He said he did not regret his retirement as chairman of the committee on inter-oceanic canals. He disclaimed partisanship in the conduct of the affairs of that committee and declared that he had not and would not reverse his position on the canal question at the Instance of any party caucus. He discussed at some length the attitude of the President in the mutter of the selection of a route for the proposed isthmian canal and in doing so accused him of using his official position to advance his personal views. One man in the presidential office may he able, he said, to crush all opposition, but It re mained to see whether he could crush the | statutes of congress. He referred to the 1 Spooner act, and said no one could nulli fy It. The revolution in Panama, ho said, was a Caesarian operation which took , Panama alive from the womb of Colons- j b!a. Mr. Morgan charged that the President has made the canal question a party ques tion. and adds: ‘‘I think th<at the President’s appeal to party discipline to enforce his opinions on the country, and his measures of ag gression on foreign countries, in addition | to his power as commander-in-chief of the j army and navy, which he uses with a dreadful latitude of construction, is so strong a proof of heart failure in the i present wild moments, that 1 am eneour- j aged to hope that there are still some barriers that we may rely upon to pro- , tect the peace and save the commerce of the country. As to Party Discipline. "I regret that party discipline is to be used ns domestic police force to protect the ‘transit* In Panama, and to guard the Interests of the new canal company. That we will get a canal, if one can lie built in Panama, I have no doubt, for the President has said so. Yet this result is not nearly so certain or so safe, as if he should obey the Spooner law." Mr. Morgan said that he had only con sented to the enactment of the Spooner bill because of his confidence in the good faith of the President in enforcing the law. and now that the President has not seen fit to keep that faith, it remained to be seen whether the senate would sup port him in that position. The President, he said, had completed his campaign against the Spooner act by having Mr. Hay sign a treaty with “Somebody” from Panama, who hud no authority except FIRES RAGE ABOUT LOUISIANA TOWN PALL OF SMOKE ENVELOPES MON ROE AND FLAMES ARE DOING GREAT DAMAGE TO CROPS-PEO PLE ARE SUFFERING GREATLY. Monroe, La., November 23.—This city is enveloped in a pall of smoke from forest fires which are burning on the lines of the Vicksburg. Shreveport and Pacific, and she Iron MoTintaln railroads. A great deal of damage has been done by the de struction of timber, crops and fences, and no relief is looked for until rain comes. No rain has fallen here In sufficient quantity to wet the ground since about the middle of August. All the small streams and bayous In this section ;ere drying up fast, and In the hlg swamps there is no water except in very deep holes Between the smoke and dust here, the people are suffering greatly. that conveyed In a cablegram from a junta at Panama. He read the correspondence bearing upon the revolution to show, ns ho said, that the President had known of the up rising In the Isthmus before it began, and had stood ready with armed ships to protect those engaged in It. The pretense in Assistant Secretary Loomis' dispatch that it was our desire to maintaiij peace, Mr. Morgan declared was the grimmest piece of Irony that had ever graced diplomatic annals. Becomes Sarcastic. Mr. Morgan expressed the hope that Mr. Hay had been asleep when some of the messages of bis subordinates had been flying over the wires. "As for the Pres ident,” he said, "he never sleeps on his post of duty, or desire. although he sometimes rinses his eyes to what is go ing on about him.” lie contended that Colombia had a per fect right to suppress »n uprising of the Isthmians and declared that the t'nlted States had failed utterly to observe Its treaty obligations In pursuing the course it bad taken. Indeed, he said, our course there had been such that It would bring down the censure of future generations upon us, and ho predicted that the Im mediate result would be disastrous and cause the loss of both men and treasure. The consequences would be such, he sain, that the President would have no time for dreams of diplomatic triumphs. Mr. Hay had not been. In his (Morgan's) opinion, a free agent In negotiating either of the canal treaties. Mr. Morgan charg ed that the President had resolved when the Hay-Herran treaty was under con struction to push the canal, and If au thority did not exist had made up his mind to create It. With the understanding that he should continue hi- speech tomorrow. Mr. Mor gan yielded the floor. Mr. Cullom presented an agreement that the Cuban reciprocity h||| shall be taken up on the convening of the regular ses sion of congress. December 7. and remain the order of business each dav after the routine morning business until I lie 16th, oil which date a vote shall he taken, the tlroo on the Kith and Pith to lie equally bii*dod between the friends and oppo nents of the hill. Agreement was accented without dis sent and at 4:05 p. m. the senate went into executive session, adjourning at 4:39 p. m. until tomorrow. Republican Dope. Washington. November 23.—The follow ing Is the republican membership on the senate committees agreed upon In the republican caucus today. The democratic membt rshlp heretofore has been publish ed: Agriculture and Forestry — Proctor, chairman; Hansbrough. Warren, Foster, Worren, Dolllver, Quarels, Quay. Appropriations — Allison, chairman; Hale. Cullom. Perkins. Warren. Wctmore, Quay, Outllnger. Canadian Relations— Fulton, chairman; Dryden. Hoar, Hale. Fairbanks Census—Quarels. chairman: Hale, Platt of New York; MeCumber, McComas. Bur ton, Long. Civil Service and Retrenchment—Per kins. chairman: Lodge, Elkins. Platt of New York. Millard. Claims—Warren. chairman: Stewart, Kean. Clapp. Durnham. Burton, Alice. Fulton. Smoot. Coast and Insular Survey—Ankeny, chairman—Foster of Washington; Haw ley. Fairbanks. Alice. Coast Defense—Mitchell. chairman; Hawley. Alger Bell. Ankeny. Heyburn. Commerce—Frye, chairman; Elkins, (Continued on Second Page) POLICEMEN USE [LIS ON TOE DUO IBS Fierce FighlingMark? the Open ing ol the State Street Cable Line CONFERENCES PRODUCE NO DEFINITE RESULTS It Is Rumored That an Agreement Has Been Reached, But Information Is Lacking—The Rioting Continues All Day. Chicago. November 23.—Fierce lighting ^ in which the police used their clubs freely | and twice their revolver?', marked the ' opening of the State street cable line by i the Chicago city railway today. As far as can be ascertained nobody ! was seriously injured, although there were I many broken heads among the rioters who came in contact with the clubs of the 1 police. If any members of the mob were injured by the bullets of the police and non-union men on the cars, they were car ried off by their friends before the fact was known to the others. While the lighting was going on in the streets, the usual conferences were in progress. Late in the afternoon it was said by Mayor Harrison, President Mahon of the street car men. and the attorneys for both sides, that an agreement had been reach ed but little definite was known concern ing its nature. Conferences Resumed. Late tonight the street car men locked themselves in a room on the eleventh floor of the Ashland block and the company's officers were in a room on the ninth floor | and the conferences were again in full j blast. It was predicted that the strike | would be declared off by tomorrow morn- ' ing, but nothing was given out from either meeting to make such an assertion cer tain. The heavi *st fighting of the day took place at Forty-first and State streets, where a mob hiding behind a fence stoned the cars, which were guarded by officers. The police were over the fence at once and fired several shots over the heads of i the fleeing strikers. Many of mob who were Blow of foot wre overtaken by the police and soundly j rapped with clubs. Few arrests were made, the officers contenting themselves with scattering the crowds. Conductor Draws Revolver. Conductor J. P. Preniy drew a revolver and fired until his cartridges were ex hausted. The cars were attacked at the same point on the return trip and a num ber of shots were fired, the mob scatter ing like a flock of chickens. All day long on State street the com pany was hampered by the work of the mob. which piled obstruction^ upon tho tracks, drove pegs and spikes into the cable slot and cut trolley wires In many places. The Archer avenue line was bad ly damaged early in the day and requir ed several hours work by a strong force of repair men. I During the thick of the fight at Forty first street Mrs. Charles Lett, a passen ger on the first car, jumped from the ear and, braving the revolver shots and ail sorts of missels, ran thoroughly fright ened to a place of safety. Windows had been broken near where she sat and her lace was cut by glass. At the conference held tonight between the officers and board of directors of the road and representatives of tho strikers, no settlement was reached, and it Is un eertain when the trouble will be adjust ed. Neither side to the controversy will give out any Information, but It Is said the latest hit eh in the negotiations Is the refusal of the company to agree to re instate all the union men who went on strike. When the board of directors adjourned tonight. E. R Bliss, counsel for the com pany. said the negotiations were at a . j standstill, but an effort would be made tomorrow to bring about a peaceable ad justment of the struggle. ROOSEVELT INVITED. Is Asked to Attend Centennial Celebra tion in New Orleans. Washington. November 2?,.—Senators Foster and McKnery and Representative Meyer of Louisiana today presented to the President formal invitations from the governors of their states and the Louis iana Historical society to attend on De cember 19 next the ceremonies incident to the celebration of the centennial of the transfer to the I'nited States of the Louisiana purchase. The celebration is to be held at New Orleans in the CabtIdo, the identical building in which the trans fer of the vast tract of country took place, and will be very elaborate. President Roosevelt expressed doubt of his ability to attend the celebration on account of his public duties, but promised to take up the matter with members of ids cabinet, indicating that one or more of them might attend. Invitations have been extended to the cabinet and to the Freni-i ambassador, and to the Spanish ministei to participate in the celebra tion. arrested for arson. Two Men Charged With Having Stable Burned by Negro. Columbus, (Ja., November 2:1.—A special from Richland. Oa„ says (J. R. Harrell and his son. Jesse Harrell, were arrest ed there yesterday by Sheriff Johnson, charged with arson, and placed in Jail. The elder Harrell t ' f livery stable whfcl t tew days ago. Se « were burned up VI A negro is allege. , the officers that he 1 to fire the stables ) insurance on the » 1 tne property of ant ♦ “A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD—'* ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦>♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦❖♦♦♦♦*♦♦* ♦♦♦♦4 ♦ ♦ »444444 ♦ ♦ ♦♦ 1 CONTROVeRSyYn'sENATE. SCHEDULED FOR TODAY Washington. D. C.. November 23.—(Spe cial.)—There will probably be a contro versy in the senate tomorrow morning on the committee reference of the resolu tion offered today by Senator Carmack, providing for an investigation of the post office department scandals. It is provid ed in the resolution that it shall be re ferred to the committee on the expendi tures of the executive departments, of which Senator Carmack is a member. Senator Quay of Pennsylvania is chair man of this committee, and it develops that for some reason, ill health or other wise, does not desire this task. Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania is chairman of the committee on postofflees and post roads. He stated tonight that he would not ask that the resolution he referred to his committee. The resolution offered by Senator Carmack has the en dorsement of Senator Gorman. It is probable that the republicans will claim that the postofflce scandals are already before the courts In the shape of indict ments against postofflce officials, and un til the courts get through with the mat ter it is useless for congress to take a hand in it. The house and senate, have agreed to disagree, which means that there will bo no sine die adjournment until the close of the special session. It Is under stood that the senate will make no pro position to the house to adjourn but keep on and transact such business as may come before It. As less than 100 members of the house are absent, all It can do is to meet and adjourn LANKY BOB READY TO WHIP GARDNER BOTH MEN ARE IN THE PINK OF CONDITION AND BOTH ARE CON FIDENT OF VICTORY—FITZSIM MONS THE FAVORITE. San Francisco, November 23.—The con test between Bob Fitzsimmons and George Gardner for the light heavy-weight cham pionship will be brought off at the Me chanics' pavilion in this city Wednesday night under the auspices of the Yosmite club. The men will meet at 168 pounds. Both are said to be in the pink of con dition and confident of victory. Although the older man. Fitzsimmons, at present is the favorite in tho betting at 10 to 6. He is in hard training at his quarters at Alameda, and yesterday boxed eight rounds with a number of big fel lows while Mrs. Fitzsimmons held the watch. Today ho did less strenuous work. Eddy Graney, who will referee the com ing battle, after a trip to Alameda to watch Fitzsimmons at practice, said: “His condition is perfect, so far as I can judge. lie is big, strong and con fident, and promises to make the battle short, sharp and decisive.'’ Gardner has stopped his boxing prac tice, but was on the road tills morning, and punched the bag for half an hour this afternoon and evening. He says he feels he has sufficient strength to meet any fight Fitzsimmons may put up, and therefore It is unnecessary for him to continue heavy training. Moreover, it would be a dangerous thing to slug with his partners, when the battle Is so near. “The fact that Fitzsimmons is a hot favorite, does not disturb me a bit,’’ said Gardner. “About all 1 can say itf, if lie wins, lie must win in quick order. L don’t think he will have the strength to go a distance, while the longer it goes, the better I’ll get.” DIETRICH AT OMAHA. Says He Desires a Speedy Trial on Bribery Charges. Omaha. November 23.—United States Senator Charles H. Dietrich arrived in Omaha today. To a reporter ho said: "I am in Omaha to secure an Immediate trial. I consider this merely a trial before a federal judge, but also before the great tribunal of the people of Nebraska and of the whole country. “It is a case In which the honor of the United States senate is Involved, and I wish to have the people of the country know all the facts. Senator Dietrich conferred with a num- ; her of friends, among them Edward Rose water, editor of the Omaha Bee, and left on an afternoon train for Hastings, hfs I home, where he expects to remain two or | three days. He did not appear in the i federal court and his attroneys stated that he would not plead to the Indictment for a few days, It being necessary to further confer with his counsel, all the members of which have not yet been engaged. NEGR J KILLED. Attacks a Planter and Is Shot Four Times. Huntsville, November 23'.—(Special.)— Hugh Townsend, a negro, was killed at Hazelgreen Saturday night by John Mosely, a well known planter. The negro met Mosely in the rond, cursed him. and then made an assault with a knife. He was shot foiu- times. The coroner’s Jury justified Mosely and he has not been arrested. WATSON’S AFFAIRS REVEALED IN COURT EXTENSIVE PRIVATE INTERESTS ARE INVESTIGATED IN THE BANKRUPTCY' PROCEEDINGS OF PORTER BROS. CO., CHICAGO. Chicago, November 23.— Extensive pri vate interests of James H. Watson, former president of the Porter Brothers company, were revealed before bankruptcy Referee Wean today, Attorney Albert Batch o»* New York, using the schedules of the wit ness’ own debts and assets as a basis for his examination. It wns shown that the witness was in terested as stockholder In half a dozen or more largo corporations, as well as the owner of much real estate, now heavily mortgaged. The private schedules of Mr. Watson showed his debts to be $1*295,000, much of which was contracted on account of the concern of which he was formerly president. Of the total liabilities only $104,375 were secured by shares of stock. It was for the purpose of learning the f probable value of these securities that the j New York lawyer pressed the inquiry. Mr. Watson's revelations regarding the large rebates received by him from the Fruitgrowers’ Export company, amount ing it is said to at least $1,800,000, has led ; Attorneys Batch and C. W. Greenfield to search for other evidence In this matter. For the purpose of getting more details, they have subpoenaed J. Ogden Armour and George H. Robbins to appear before Referee Wean November 30. Mr. Armour is said to bo the principal backer of the Fruitgrowers’ Export com pany, while Mr. Robbins is its manager. Attorney Joseph DeFreese, representing Mr. Watson, was angry at the charges made against his client by Attorney Batch. Ho said there had been practi cally no suggestion of fraudulent transac tions on tiie part of Mr. Watson. When questioned as to when* the money came from to buy the stocks, shown by the schedule, Mr. Watson said he had borrowed from the Armours. He was not j positive whether he had bought some , stock with money drawn out of the Por ter Brothers company. The referee con tinued the case until January. TABLE OF LOVE COMPILED. Prof. Ball Tells When Cupid Begins His Work. Worcester, Mass.. Novemof r 23.—A table of the age of love In his work on "Men and Women" has been compiled ey Prof. Bell, a fellow In Clark univ#*Mi* jr, and formerly an Instructor at the Valparaiso, Ind., Normal school. Ho has reached the conclusion that r.oithcr ^cx i* j»nfe f-^m Cupid's darts ifter It lias reach'd lie* age of three year: In rift# n years he*, has investigated S00 eases and his figures go to prove that fh * maturity *>f a wo man’s heart is r* u *h< d a V and a man’s at 24. CONSTABLE DIES. Was Struck on the Head By Negro Woman While Serving Papers. Huntsville. November 23.—(Special.)— ! William Russell, constable at Madison. ' Ala., <llod, this morning from the blow in- j fllcted by Minerva Walker, a negro worn- • an, who fractured his skull with an axe | as he entered her horn#* to serve papers. The woman Is In Jail here and will he charged with murder. Mr. Russell was ■ a Confederate veteran and leaves a fam- I ii y. For a go#>d cup of co*“ “ Gelders, 110 N. Twent cil'lnF' J Prefect of Propaganda Makes Strong Address CRITICiZS THE CLERKS Says He Has Frequently Called Their Attention to the Observance of Se crecy In Matters Concern ing the Propaganda. Home, November 23.—When the cardi nals composing the congregation of the propaganda nut today they received a sharp reminder that they have at their hem! in the person of the prefect of the propaganda. Cardinal Gotti, a churchman of clearly defined and strong opinions. Those present at the meeting were Cardi nals Aglaidla. Vanuttelli. Steinhuber, PiorettI, Casetta, Wartlnelll. Satolli, Mat thleu, Dela Vplpe and Gotti. The cardinal prefect in his opening ad dress dwelt most earnestly on the bad impression made on both the pontiff and himself by the receipt of remonstrances from apostolic delegations, and from car dinals abroad against the publication of the decision of the propaganda, before they had been officially informed of these decisions, and even before the decisions had been ratified by the pontiff. This matte r had gone so far. said Cardinal Gotti, that the results of the meetings of the propaganda were known In the United States even before the meetings of tna cardinals had actually concluded. Gotti Objects. Continuing. Cardinal Gotti said that he, in the strongest manner possible, had call ed to the attention of all the clerks in at tendance on the propaganda, that it was their duty to observe the most complete secrecy, atul he wished to recommend the same course, not only to the secretaries, Monsignors Varela and Savelli, but even to the members of the sacred college themselves, although he added that he did not suppose for a moment that any of them would condescend to lower their dig nltj by action contrary to the spirit of the law regulating the affairs of the prop aganda. Several cardinals greeted th« speech of the cardinal prefect by saying "good, good,” while others considered the speech Inopportune. These latter thougnt that no damage could bo done to the In terests of the church by the publications of which the cardinal prefect complained, as it was known that the decisions of the propaganda were not valid until ratified by the pope, while on the other hand. It was pointed out that the decisions of the congregations were rarely rejected by the pope. Cardinals Skeptical. Some of the cardinals expressed the opinion that It would be assuming too much In these days of wireless telegraphy to hob! that the Announcements of the appointments made by the congregation, could be treasured and given by mail, after going through so may hands. One cardinal pointed out that the cardi nal prefect evidently had not considered tin* fact that In the matter of time, Home was six hours In advance of New York. The congregation next discussed the ap pointment of several bishops, and arch bishops. Including a successor to the late Archbishop Katzer of Milwaukee, WIs. TO DEPOSIT BOND ISSUE. Senator Fairbanks Introduces Bill In Interest of Banks. Washington. November 23.—Senator Fairbanks today Introduced a bill to per mit national banking associations to de posit bonds Issued for the eonstruction of an inter-oceanic canal to secure circula tion. It provides fur the amendment of the canal act "so that every national hanking association having on deposit, as provided by law. bonds of the United States issued under the provisions of said act. to secure Its circulation notes, shall pay to the treasury of tin- United States in the months of January and July a tux of • ne-fourth of one per cent each half year upon the average amount of such of Its notes in circulation as are based upon tiie deposits of said bonds, and such taxes shall be in lieu of existing tax*a on its notes In circulation imposed by section 5214 of th^ revised statutes." ♦ ♦ ♦ THE WEATHER. * ♦ - « ♦ Washington. November 23.— For*'- » ♦ cast for Alabama: Fair Tuesday ♦ and Wednesday; fresh north wind. ♦