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VOL. 35 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. FRIDAY, APRIL 6. 1906. 10 PAGES XO. 339 MINERS PROPOSE TO MUTE Suggest That Award Extend (; Over Two Tears OPERATORS MAT REFUSE They Claim Mitchell’s Proposal Is Very Astutely Worded and Is Such as Gives the Miners Great Advantage, Arbitration is proposed by the antra cite miners, whose general scale commit tee held another session with the repre sentatives of the operators in New York on Thursday. The idle miners ask that the conciliation board created by the strike commission act as arbiters, with Judge George Gray of Delaware or any person he may appoint as chairman and umpire. If the operators agree to the plan and it is approved by a convention of the miners, operations in tho hard coal fields will be resumed at once. Operators ■ do not look with favor on the plan, but. will give their answer to the miners Mon day. Reports from various sections of the soft coal regions show that conditions in those fields are improving. There was more coal mined in that territory than on any day since the strike was inaugurated. The production of coal, however, is not as large as was expected. Patrick Dolan, former president of the Pittsburg district of the miners' union, and Uriah Bellingham, former vice presi dent, have been expelled from the. organi sation for voting against Instructions. Miners Offer to Arbitrate, New York, April 6.—Having failed to come to an agreement among themselves, the hard coal miners of Pennsylvania, through their representatives, today pro posed to the operators that all matters In dispute be referred to a board of arbi tration for settlement, the tribunal to be composed of the board of conciliation which was created by the award of the anthracite strike commission in 1903, with Judge George Gray of Delaware or any person he may appoint as chairman and umpire. If the operators accept the proposition and a convention of mine workers ap proves the plan, the 160,000 men now idle in the anthracite fields will return to work at once. 'While It had been reported for several days that the miners might ask that the differences be arbitrated, the proposition made to the mine owners today r ne to them as a great surprise, as thej lid not believe the union leaders were » ady to leave the controversy to a third party at this time. May Flatly Refuse the Offer. That the operators will accept the miners’ proposal as submitted is not gen erally believed! in faxd. it is intimated they may flatly refuse the offer on the ground that existing conditions are the result of arbitration. The employers have decided to consider the miners' latest move and promise to give President Vjtchell and his men an answer on Mon day. ' hen another meet) ,g of the two sub-committees will ie held in this city. The text of the arbitration prc jsal as submitted to the operators Is as follows: Text of Proposal. "The committee appointed by the Shart.,.\in convention of December 14 laat representing the employes of the various companies operating the mines, washeries i 8od breakers in the anthracite coal re git. - having under consideration our 'proposition to you, dated February 27. to gether with your committee’s proposition of March 9. which was a continuation of the award of the anthracite coal commis sion. and later the governor of Pennsyl vania having decided, in view of the great public interest Involved aside from those we represent directly, it is our duty to make some further effort and even a sacrifice of what we believe Justly our duty in the matter of wages and con- l dltlons of employment in order that a great public calamity may be avoided. "Therefore, we propose that, subject to the approval of a convention of anthra- I cite mine workers which shall be called j at the ea lest date possible, the differ- ! cnees between us as stated In our propo sition and your counter proposals be re ferred for determination and settlement to a board of arbitration composed of the members of the board of concilia tion provided for in the award of the anthracite coal strike commission, with Judge George Gray or any person he may appoint to act as chairman and um pire. "The decision of this tribunal or ma jority of members thereto in so far as 4t influe* wages to be effective from April 1, lW nd to continue in force un til March 31. 1908. such decision to be final and binding on all parties in interest. ' ^e employes of the anthracite mines, fisheries and breakers to resume work immediately and contint • at work, pend ing the decisions of a. id board. "JOHN MITCHELL, F. D. NICHOLLS. WILLIAM H. DETTEREY. JOHN T. GALLAGHER. JOHN FAHEY. GEORGE HARTLIN." Read By Mr. Mitchell. The proposition was read to the og'ir ators by Mr. Mitchell and along with it he submitted the original demands of the miners, the reply of tile operators in which they proposed that the strike com ('^sion award be renewed and continued three years: and the letter of Gover- 1 n<\ / Pennypacker vho urged that both i parties make rf\ hie efforts to come to an agreement! inference of the sub-committees las* % than an hour, and at its conclusion operators held a meeting to informal ,scuss the min ers' offer. Later in tlK day they issued the following statement: Operators Issue Statement. "It should be observed that in t.:e astutely proposed proposition of Mr. Mit chell, the operator^ are ask*»d' to submit to arbitration the question of closed shop and the ‘check-off.' a scheme requiring ta the words of the miners' committee (Continued on 8econd Pago) ( , ‘ MPf / l / UNDERWOOD BILL PASSED BY HOUSE Judge Jones’ Telegram of Pro test Cost $18 WILEY RETIRES BEATEN Birmingham Court Measure Is Now Up to the President, Who May Veto It Because of Judge Jones' Objection, Washington, April 5.—(Special.)—By a vote of 88 to 48 Representative Underwood today put through the House the Birming ham bar's bill requiring Judge Jones or some other judge to be detailed by the circuit judge to sit In Birmingham six months each year, instead of three months, as is now required by law. and thereby make some degree of efTort to clear the crowded docket. The bill has passed the Senate, where it was introduced by Senator Pettus. It went through the House today in spite of the objections of Representative Wiley, enforced by a long telegram of protest from Judges Jones and Toulmin sent to Speaker Cannon. The telegram cost ' dge Jones over $18, but had no effect the House. Representative Wiley made a futile speech against the bill and read a telegram handed him by Rep resentative Wash Taylor from General George B. Harrison, who also protested against the measure. In his speech Mr. Underwood clearly demonstrated to the House the necessity of additional legislation to relieve the condition of the Birmingham docket. Mr. Underwood was asked several questions by members otj e House, and the r#n swers they reel jd evidently satisiled them that the bf should be passed. When Mr. Underwood was about to conclude his remarks Representative Keifer of Ohio manifested some disposition to op pose the bill, the result being that the few opponents the bill had on the dem ocratic side were practically all driven to-the support of it. Representaive Wrlley demanded the yeas and nays, but even a sufficient number of members were not in favor of a record vote to order it. The bill goes to the President, and it is taken for granted that Judge Jones will make strenuous efforts to have it vetoed. It is not beyond the range of posslbiljies that he will be successful, though, at the same time the measure's friends profess to hope that the President wil‘ be guided by the wishes of Con gre*. rather than those of Judge Jones. Wi* her the bill Is vetoed the whole affair'» founds to the credit of Represen tative ^ rderwood, who, after two un successful attempts has carried out the Instructions of the Birmingham bar. JONES AND ^OULMIN ENTER PROTEST They Claim That Provisions of the Law Are Inconvenient and Impracticable. Montgomery, April 6.—(Special. )—The agony Incident to the bill to enforce the judge of the Middle and Northern Ala bama Federal districts to hold six months court every year in Birmingham is passed, and such provision Is now law. The. hill passed the House today. It had already gone through the Senate. Now it is made obligatory upon the judges to hold the court in Birmingham half the year, and it remains to be seen what will be done with the provision In the way of relieving the docket. Thomas G. Jones, judge of the Middle and Northern district, and Harry Toul min. judge of the Southern district, sent a protest to the speaker of Congress to day urging that the bill be not allowed to pass, holding that It would not relieve the situation and would only further com plicate matters. It was pointed out that the month of September is selected for opening one of the terms, and that that season is so disagreeable that Congress aforetime changed the date. The protest, showing as it does the position of Judges Jones and Toulmin, is given below: The Protest. Montgomery. Ala.. April 4, 190G. Hon. Joseph Q. Cannon. Speaker House of Representatives. Washington. D. C.: The undersigned, the regular judge and the judge permanently designated under section 591 of the revised statutes on ac count of the accumulation of business In the Northern district of Alabama, beg leave to make the following statement to the House of Representatives: Both of us realize the needs of the Southern di vision of the Northern district, and have done all In our power to take care of It. The question Is not so much what it needs, but whether, with the present available force of judges, any arbitrary time should he fixed for transacting busi ness there. Without more aid than avail able at present, one of us being judge of the Middle district and the other judge of the Southern district. It is impossible to apportion absolutely six months of open court to Birmingham in the Northern district without putting it out of our power to properly adjust and attend to tlie business at Montgomery. Tuscaloosa. Selma. Anniston. Huntsville and Mobile. We are advised that Senate bill sub stituted for House bill lfi,802 will be put upon its passage tomorrow. We did not know that the Senate bill would be taken up in the Senate when it was. and the House hill lief the judiciary commit tee of the House was reported before there was opportunity to present objec tions to its practical operation. As neither hill is now before the judiciary commit tee. and both bills are In possession of the House, we trust it is proper to address this communication to you as speaker, and most respectfully request that you , tiring It to the attention of the House, i before it acts upon the bill tomorrow, j The House and Senate bills, we under- i stand, are Identical. Neither bill gives greater pow'er titan the existing law for the designation of outside judges. <»r to force the attendance of designated Judges. The bill substitutes the circuit justice for the circuit judge as the authority to make designations, which can be better done by the circuit judge than *ho cir cuit justice, since the circuit judge Is more conversant with local conditions. It selects the month of September for the beginning of one of the terms. The court formerly met in September, and Congress changed the date at the In WEEPING WOMEN RETIRE FROM CONVENTION HALL Toledo, O.. April 5.—The unanimous re jection of a resolution presented by Mrs. I. C. Manchester, a delegate of the Na tional Association of Loyal Women of American Liberty, protesting against the appropriation of any money by Congress for the support of sectarlar schools and the delegate retiring wee ^ from the convention hall, was the >n °* to day’s session of the N Council of Women. <£> Following this. ? Q ,• .ite Brownlee Sherwood of Tojr O an impassioned defense of the O /^F church, presented a resolution tc t any report being made in pub' w.. contained anything inimical to <?ed or political belief. This receiver* unanimous approval of the council. "In the name of 100,000 Catholic women I thank Mrs. Sherwood." said Mrs. Eliza beth McGowan, president of the Ladies' Catholic Benevolent association. "In the name of 30.000 women of the Mormon church I thank Mrs. Sherwood," said Mrs. Clarissa Williams of the Na tional Woman's Belief society of the Mormon church. Mrs. Manchester retired to the next room and several of the national officers tried in vain to comfort her. The adop tion of Mrs. Sherwood's resolutions pre vents Mrs. Manchester's report being read before It is passed upon by the legislative committee, and she declared that unless she Is allowed to read it In full she will withdraw her association from the coun cil. It became known yesterday that the report contained charges against the Catholic church; that the threatened war of France against Germany is in revenge for the action of the French government towards the Vatican, and that the Pope Is using Emperor William ns a catspaw Is one of the allegations in the report, and that the Jesuits are responsible for eight of the wars that Involved so many nations In recent years. The motto of the national council is the "golden rule," and In the discussion today there was an unanimous defense of this policy, j SECOND DAY SHOWS GROWING INTEREST ATTENDANCE LARGER AND BOX ING BETTER AT NATIONAL AMA TEUR TOURNAMENT AT ME CHANICS’ PAVILION. San Francisco, April 5.—The second night of the national amateur boxing tournament at the Mechanics* pavilion showed marked improvement in the at tendance and the class of boxing fur nished. The Missouri Athletic club of St. Louis, which lost three of its five bouts last night, pinned its faith in R. E. Gresham, the clever bantam, and Oliver Kiri:, the present 125-pound amateur champion of the fJnited States. The Bos- | ton club was ably represented In the j feather-weight division by Thomas F. j Rawson and in both the welter and the j middle-weight classes by H. L. McKan- j non. J. L. I^efrannler, the only remain- j Ing Chicago fighter, has a thorny path in the light-weight brigade. O’Neil of the New York Athletic club and Charles Mayer Mayer of the same institution are topnotchers in the feather-weight and middle-weight classes respectively. The i j results of tonight’s events were as fol lows: 112-pound class—W. J. Leonard. Olympic, was awarded decision over .1. Lahey, Olympic, in second round. 114-pound olass—Hurry Baker. Olympic, decision over Thomas F. Rawson, Bos ton. 116-pound class—Eddie Menny, South side Athletic club, was defeated by Harry j Williams. Hawthorne club. In the 105 pound claps R. Gresham of the Missouri Athletic club, defeated Wil- ■ liam Lundle. Olympic club, in the first | round, after about two minutes fighting. James Carrol. Olympic club, beat Ed i Lennon of the Metropole club, in the third round. Frank Edwards, Olympic club, and Oli ver L. Kirk, Missouri Athletic club, ama teur champion In his class, fought at 125 pounds. Edwards received the decision at the end of t'he third round. M. Augusta, Brooklyn Athletic club, got the decision over Johnny Murphy, Olympic club. J. L. Lofrannier, Chicago, and Lew Powell, Olympic club, and coast champion. 135 pounds’ class, had barely squared off when Powell knocked the Chicago man out completely. One hundred and fifteen pound class: Eddie Menney, Southslde Athletic club, won the decision over Harry Williams, Hawthorne club. It was announced that Menny had broken his right hand in last night’s fight. One hundred and thirty-five pound class: William Wolffe, Hawthorne club, beat Ed Dullee, Aerial club, in the first round. James Bradley. Olympic cum. nnoc-aed | out John Harders, unattached. In first j round. In the 14R pound class. McKinnon, Bos ton Athletic club, was given the decision ; over Matt Cranfleld. Olympic club, at j the end of t’he fourth round. One hundred and thirty-five pound j class: James Ford. Olympic club, gained the decision over John Rodney, Olympic ! club, in four rounds. stance of bench and bar, because of the unpleasant weather at Birmingham at that period. Six Months’ Court. Within the past twelve months, fourteen weeks of court have been held ut Bir mingham, the designated judge having Just finished a month's term there yes terday, and the regular Judge now hold ing court at Montgomery, going thence to Tuscaloosa, sometime since, ordered the setting of the docket at Birmingham, commencing in May, for more than two months' term of the court there, which will give Blmlngham six months open ! court within twelve months. During the same period, much equity and bankrupt business arising In Birmingham, has been transacted In the Middle district at Mont gomery. Such results are all that can pos sibly he accomplished under the present hill. Nothing can he accomplished under : It which cannot he better effected without | II; while an arbitrary provision as to a ; fixed time absolutely for one place, will I deprive us of much needed discretion, | and hamper the administration of Jus- j tlce In other localities. The bill will give ! no permanent or practical relief. We have ! done, and will continue to do. all that two judges can under existing condi tions. Ill the seven different places for holding court. We respectfully submit, under Ihese circumstances, that the pending hill : ought not to pass. With great respecl, | your obedient servants, THOMAS (J. JONES. If. T. TOl’DMIN. ♦ ♦ ♦ AFRICAN PRINCE WINS. ♦ | ♦ - ♦ ♦ Xew York. April 5. -Columbia ! university’s higheai oratorical ♦ i ♦ honors went this year to a full- j ♦ blooded African prim «*. who won ♦ j ♦ the unnual contest today for the ♦ j ♦ George William (Unis medal. ♦ ♦ Prince Pka Isaka Z**m Is the ♦ name of the winner, and he is a «. 1 ♦ son of the line of chiefs that ruled » j ♦ Zuliiland up o the time the Kn- ♦ , «. glish /rallied control. He Is a mem + her of the class of 190*’). and ♦ ♦ specializing/ in economics. The sub- ♦ ♦ ject of hia oration was “The Re- ♦ ♦ generation of Africa.” ♦ ♦ ♦ PRESS CENSORSHIP IS BEING RENEWED PUBLICATION OF FALSE REPORTS AFFECTING CREDIT ABROAD WILL BE PUNISHED WITH A YEAR’S IMPRISONMENT. St. Petersburg. April 6.—The victories of the constitutional democrats have been followed by a proposition for a coalition of the constitutional democrats, the mod erates and the “Octoberists” under the leadership of Ivan Petrunkevitdi, iwho is a candidate for president of the ®wer house, and M. Shipoff. a prominent zemst vo leader. The plan would insure a clear majority in the lower house of Parlia ment to resist any attempt on the part of the government to prorogue it immedi ately upon its assembling. The first act of the government after the result of the recent elections became known, was to tighteai the screws on the press Some of the worst features of the old censor ship have been restored. The papers must again submit copies of their editions be fore they are distributed, and the ex pedient of changing a paper's name when suspended has been forbidden, like wisp the device so successfully practiced by the socialists organ Vorwaerts, in Ger many, in hiring a series of “prison, edi tors” * Y The council of the empire today also -hurriedly adopted a law by 11 to 2 votes, punishing with a year's imprisonment the publication of false reports which affect the credit of the country at large. In the country the large land owners who control the provincial and zemstvo elections, to the council of the empire, have thus far only chosen strong con servatives. The province of St. Peters burg elected Baron Korff -head of the Ht. Petersburg zemstvo committee, and the province of Ohernigoff elected M. Krasoffsal, both Octoberists. The province of Tula elected M. leashoff, an avowed reactionist. RUSSIA HOPEFUL OF LOAN. State Railroads Will Not Be Hypothe cated, Says Official. St. Petersburg, April 5.—At the ministry of finance today It was stated authori tatively that the Russian government is now hopeful of placing a very large loan In the near future, probably before par liament convenes. A prominent official said: “The financiers of Europe are interest ed in putting Russia on her feet. With the close of the Algeciras conference the time Is propitious for closing a loan. Russia has made no concealment of her financial straits. The whole programme, reform and regeneration of tlie country, the solution of the agrarian problems, the rebuilding of the fleet, etc., waifs upon money. In addition to the $125,000,000 required to redeem the exchequer bills, we need $225,000,000 to liquidate the war expenses and $50,000,000 to cover last year's deficit. We expect to be able to contract for a loan of not less than $400,000,000, and possibly $000.000,000. You can state positively that the question of the hypo thecation of the state railroads is not In volved." TESTIMONY ALL IN. The Green and Gaynor Case Will Be Argued Today. Savannah. April 5.—The division of profits gained from the government work In this district of rivers und harbors was explained to the Jury In the Greene and Gaynor case today by Benjamin D. Greene, one of the defendants, who oc- | cupied the stand throughout the session < of the federal court. His version made j R. F. Westcott, father-in-law of Capt. 1 O. M. Cartel, a partner In the Savannah contracts, sharing profits equally with Greene and Gaynor. who, according to Greene, presented Westcott $450,000 or $600,000 without the scratch of a pen hav ing passed between them, and merely to secure Westcott's Influence when they should seek a heavy contract to be let 1 by the New York Central railroad. The j introduction of testimony was finished to- i night. Arguments will begin tomorrow. Fight Is Described. reunion, April 6.—A dispatch dated “with Manzels column. April ' gives the fol lowing account of the fighting between Zulus, led by C’hief Hatnbaata. and the Natal colonist expedition, which rescued the women and children Isolated at Keats drift. “Bambaatas surprised the column at dusk at Impanza, the natives springing out of the thicket, fanatically shouting their battle cry and attacking the van guard with their assegais. The police be haved wtth coolness, keeping the horde of blacks at bay. and steadily continuing the march to Greytown. The fighting did not cease till midnight, when the column reached Botha's farm. The women and children had been placed in the center of the column and thus were completely shielded. Sergeant Brown is missing, and It is feared also he has besn killed.” DIFFICULTIES MUSSED Methodist Book Concern and Union Printers Owe! REV, EATON OENIES CHARGES Makes Assertion That Nothing Unclean Is Allowed to Be Printed or Put In Type In the Con cern's Shop, -r- i New York. April 5.—Difficulties between th“ Methodist book concern of this city and Typographical Union No. t* were dis cussed today at the session of the New York east conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, in Brooklyn. It was precipitated by circulars which were distributed at the door of the church where the conference was in ses sion by tho defense committee of the union. The circular told of the union’s view of tlie Methodist book concerns at titude in the recent printers’ strike and said that the compositors of the Meth odist book concern had set type for ad vertisements for whisky. Tt also was charged in the circular that “the authors’ apology,’’ a. defense by George Bernard Shaw of “Mrs. Warren's Profession.'' tho production of which at a New York the atre was stopped by the police, was print ed from plates made at the Methodist hook concern.. Rev. Homer Eaton, one of the managing clergymen of tho book concern, address ing the conference on the statements in the circular, said: “There is a young man leaning against the street lamp ouside t He door. I do not know whether he is drunk or not, but he thrusts under the face of every per son who makes his or her way to this church a pamphlet in which Brother Mains and myself are charged with all sorts of abominations. I want you breth ren to know nothing has been printed in our shop unless it was pure, wTholesome i and uplifting. If anything improper was ( printed in the office of the hook concern, j neither Mr. Mains nor myself know any- ; i'dng of it.” GOLF TOURNAMENT £NDS Wood of Homewood Club, Chicago, Wins Championship. Plnehurst, N. C.. April 5.—The sixth an- ! nuai united north and south amateur championship golf tournament ended to day. VV. K. Wood of the Homewood club, Chicago, was the winner of the champion- ! ship trophy, beating C. 1.. Becker of the . Woodland club, Auburndale. 2 up, on the home green. At the end of the morning rounds Becker had won t> down, and it was generally conceded that Wood was j then practically defeated. Wood, how ever, started the afternoon round in rec ord form, taking the first five holes in order and evening up the score on the eleventh. The game seesawed from then on. Wood winning the eighteenth hole and the match. Another exceptionally close contest was j in the championship consolation, L. F. 1 Ward well of the Megunticook club, Cam den. Me., defeating E. M. Barnes of En glewood, Chicago, 1 up on the thirty-sev enth green. A medal play handicap will till In to morrow. the week's programme closing Saturday with the annual thirty-six hole open championship, for which many prominent profesL. nals have already as- l sembled. Boxer Is Semi-Conscious. San Francisco, April 5.—In the.conclud ing bout tonight of the National Ama tuer contest between two heavy weights. Walter Kirchner and Ed Harkins, both local men, Harkins was knocked out In the first round. His head struck the floor with terrific impact and at this hour, 11:30 p. m., he is still out and In a semi conscious state. Harkins has been taken to the Central emergency hospital. 11:34 p. m. Harkins has been taken to a hospital. He was carried from the building on a stretcher. The doctors who examined him state that they detect evi dence of concussion, but the pugilist ap pears to talk rationally at times. The floor of the arena Is well padded to all appearances, but It seems that there was a loose board underneath the canvass which Harkins' head struck. Vesuvius Still Ugly. Naples, April 6.—The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius is causing great terror in i/s vicinity. The roads leading to the crater are covered with lava and in the sur rounding villages the ashes lie an inch thick. Reinforcements of soldiers and carbineers have been sent to maintain order. From several small new craters and many filssures lava and cinders are being (•ratei- the eruption lias formed h cone ! three thousand feet high. Different ! streams of lava now reach a length of over a mile, some of them being five bun- : died feel wide. Loud delonutlone, fre- j (jueut earthquake shocks and an oppres- ; sive atmosphere increases the terror of ‘ the inhabitants. Resignation Accepted. New York, April 5. The resignation of I Lyman J. Gage, former secretary of the treasury, as president of the I'nlted Stales Trust company, was formally ac cepted at the meeting of the board of ' trustees of the Trust company today. The fact that Mr. Gage had handed In his i resignation was announced several days 1 ago. Offers Amendments. Washington. April 5.—Senator Mot’uin ber today offered a number of amend ments to the railroad rate bill as follows: j Prohibiting rebagps and providing a penalty three times as great as the re- j bate allowed in each case. Making the bill apply to refrigerator and cold storage cars, and requiring that charges for their use shall be just and reasonable. DOCTOR OOWIE IS ON HIS WAY HOME Laughs at Idea of Being De / posed at Zion City DISCUSSES THE SITUATION - I Stoutly Denies Charge of Polygamoua Teaching and Says Nothing Will Prevent His Returning to Chicago. Mexico City, April 5.—John Alexander Dowie, the first apostle of the Christian Catholic church of Zion City, left here with his party tonight for Chicago, where he will confront the local leaders who have attempted a revolt against him. Dr. Dowie was in good health and spirits and indignant at the conduct of the men who, according to letters In his posses sion, were professing loyalty to him with in the past week. . In an Interview with the Associated Press representative given at hls hotel this evening, he reviewed the history of Zion church, and spoke of Its spread not only In the United States, hut in Europe. Hls hotel table held many telegrams of loyal assurances from England, and the United States, and offers of financial aid If required. These things were very grati fying to Dr. Dowie. who spoke freely regarding those who have in his ab sence organized a movement for bis de position. which he ridiculed as preposter ous. He said he had selected as hls best man Wilbur Glenn Vollva, who had proved unfaithful. The trouble came to a climax as a result In part of 'hls Mexican un dertakings, hls wife and son agreed with those who made objections. He added that | his son. although not a bad man. did not walk in hls (Dowle’si ways. He said that hls followers thought he was going to die, and In fact, seemed a little sorry that he dkl not, and n»»w opposed hls , returning to Zion City. He ridiculed the Idea that those he had appointed could dismiss him, who had appointed them. One of the points at issue between Dr. Dowie and hls men of affairs was that lie desired to dismiss hls general finan cial manager, Alexander Granger, who he asserted, was incompetent, and failed to appreciate his relations to his su perior. Discusses Telegram, Dr. Dowie spoke at length concern ing the telegram of April 1. received Monday, AyVfi 2, lr» which c.larges Were made against him, And in which was mentioned the action that caused his im mediate preparations to return to Zion City. He warmly refuted the charge that he had been extravagant by declaring that he owned today the majority of shares in the Zion City hank and lie declared with much earnestness that when the accounts would be adjusted he would i have a goodly balance to his credit. He then took up the charge brought j against him of tyranny and remarked that like all business employers, he did not and would not tolerate Inconipetency. He had been charged with injustice, but said he had during the last two years from ids own personal resources made gifts to hls people aggregating $200, < MX). It was said he was extravagant when he had not drawn from Zion UJty's fund one thousand dollars during tin* past six months, hut on the contrary had loaned Zion City from outside resources $10,000. Dr. Dowie then took up the charges of mismanagement brought against him and stated that the creation of assets over and above all liabilities of twenty mil lion dollars In four years was hardly to he considered a stupendous failure. Land which had cost him less than $2o0 an acre, he had never sold at less than $3000 acre, and some ns high as $12,000. Denies Polygamous Teaching. Concerning the charges of polygamous teaching Dr. Dowle stated that in none of ills literature published was there any support of this doctrine. He said he was a sincere monogamist, and had not con templated Introducing polygamy Into his Mexican colonies. Dr. Dowle went into a discussion of this matter from a Biblical standpoint and Insisted that he had never upheld anything but strict monogamy, lie ridi culed the attempts of his young*-! men, left in charge of Zion City to depose him and speaking of this matter showed his accustomed fire and force. Nothing, he said, could keep him from going to Chicago to face criminal or other charges, which had not the slight est basis. In fact. He humorously re marked that his deposition arrived In Mexico on April 1, or April Fool's day. He appeared anxious to confront his op ponents and felt confident of the loyalty of the great mass of his adherents. He took the Mexican national train at 9 o'clock and will stop over one day for rest an San Antonio, Tex. During the afternoon at the hotel many people arrived desiring to converse with him, but he was busy arranging for his northward Journey, lie seemed In far better health than when he arrived In the country. He Is fond of Mexico and feels grateful to the authorities for their kindness to him, and fully expects to re turn here. Mrs. Dowie Collapses. Chicago. April 6. Physical eollapsw of Mrs. John Alexander Dowie today fol lowed minors that the party In favor of the first apostle had grown so strong that a Merlons conflict between the two factions In Zion CTIly might follow the return to tier husband. Friends of Mrs. ; Dowie say that she expressed the belief that bloodshed might result. KarlJ' to day she fell in a mwooii while In her home, and it was feared for a time that she had suffered a stioke of paralysis. It was reported later that she Is suffer ing only from a severe attack of nervous prostration. John Alexander Dowie*s alleged tyranny was laid hare before 1M0 overseer'*, eld eds. deacons, deaconnesses uiul teachers >»t a meeting at Zion I'niveislty building , this evening. Nearly every officer of j tiie church addressed th.« meeting, which i lasted five hours without Intermission. Mrs. Jane Dowie. wife of the first j apostle, told in detail Dowle's conduct toward her during the past two years. ! At the clos* of her recital the officers were called upon to decide by u voto I whether the course adopted by the over- 1 seers should be carried out. Only one vote was lacking to make approval tin- i animous One official asked for further . time to consider the matter before plftc- j ing himself on record. Mrs. Dowie related at the meeting her husband’s alleged efforts to convert her to the idea of plural marriage it was to further his plan* for polygamy, she declared, that he developed the "paradise plantation" project to bo carri* l «n* 4n Mexico. / DOLUIfEI STIS UP TIE SENATE Says Members Confer With Presidents of Railroads ALORICH QUICK TO RESENT Bailey and Tillman Take a Hand and Foraker Is Quick to Say He Has Never Held Any Such Conference. Washington, April 5.—(Special.)—Senator Dolllver of Iowa, stirred up the republi can side of the Senate today In a man ner little short of sensational. Tn seeking to defend the President's Interference with the legislative branch of Congre?" he* declared he saw no more objection «■* senators conferring with the President than in conferring with rail road presidents. Senator Foraker, Sena tor Aldrich and two or three others were immediately upon their feet with hot denials of the Senator's imputation and before the debate had quieted down Sen ator Bailey and Senator Tillman had so tied up the belligerents that an execu tive session seemed the only solution. Contributed Nothing to Harmony. The day's developments contributed nothing to the harmony rumors which •have been so rife within the prist week. The stand of Senator Dolllver and hi* faithful but few* republican colleagues who are honestly in favor of railroad rate legislation, which will accomplish some thing. seems irreconcilable with the views of the Aldrlch-Forakor organisation. The latter claim to have the votes to pass a bill over the Dolllver faction. They, of course, are depending upon democratic votes to accomplish this. The President today called a number of democratic senators in conference with him on the rate bill. Most of them are of the class always under suspicion of being "White House" democrats. None of them is taking a prominent part in the railway dehat*1 In the Senate. Tillman and Bailey, especially the former, who Is In charge of the bill, should have ,be‘t? sent i* r by the President at tlm ba ginning of the debate, but lie 1ms been en tirely ignored by the President, owing to a personal dislike. Talks of Democratic Caucus. There was renewed talk among the democrats today of .bolding a caucus or at least, n or>nferer^t*v n the railroad rate bill. The splendid effect of the c-au i-us on the Stan Domingo treaty affords an example of the unity with which tlm democrats might act on the bill now under consideration. The important point of the visit to the White House by demo crats today is that It Is evident that the President has again changed hia po rtion. He now declares that he is not wedded to any particular amendment, whereas, only Tuesday, ‘he was reported for the bong amendment. Dolliver Starts Trouble. When Mr. Slone censed speaking Mr. Dolliver took ihe floor and commented on the criticisms of Ihe President, saying that he was not one of those who have felt Irritated over the President's Interest In the pending legislation. lie did not consider that In these matters the Presi dent had shown a partisan spirit, nor that he had departed from the customary methods of the executive. He said he did not purpose to be disparaged by any sneering allusion to the President, be cause he considered It Just as consistent to consult with the President on this sub ject as with the presidents of railroad companies, as the opponents or the 1,111 were doing. 11■ - did not propose that the I,III should be turned over to the tender mercies of its enemies, and while he as serted that the hill had sufficient support to Insure Its passage In satisfactory rorm. he warned the opponents <,r the measure that the friends of rate legislation hHd on their fighting clothes, adding that if effective legislation was not secured Ihe result was merely postponed. In sharp language he opposed any stronger court review than that proposed by the I.ong amendment, saying that the opponents of the 1,111 would reduce the President's recommendation to a practical and legal absurdity. Mr. Bailey responded, saying that ths present situation presented peculiar res sons why the President should not Inter fere with legislation. He expressed the opinion that not a third of the repub lican senators agreed with the chief ex ecutive. Senator Aldrich Rises. Mr. Aldrich arise, and as he did so Mr. Halley expressed the hope that he would be able to include himself as in the onc t bird. “So far as I know there la no repub lican member of the Senate who does not sympathize with the efforts of the Presi dent and others to secure proper legisla tion," said the Rhode Island senator, but he added th-«t there were many who did not sympathize with the effort to limit and circumscribe th« proposed law as to effectively prevent urt appeal to th© courts. Mr. Hailey then turned his attention to Mr. iKilliver'* iimh*-rfI• • u that some sena tors had been conferring with railroad oftli’la 1 * on the subject of railroad legis lation. “We want to know who lias been con ferring with the railroad presidents?” he said. "Not the Senate only, but the country at large is interested, and has a right to this information." he continued. Mr. Fo raker endorsed the statement of Mi’. Bailey, deeluring that I lie Texas sen ator had anticipated what lie wanted to say. ‘•'rile charge for it is nothing less than a charge. Im most serious, and 1 demand that the Senator from Iowa give the names of senators who ha\e, as lie -<hvk. been conferring with railroad presidents with a view to Influencing rate legislation.” “I shall take the liberty of not pur suing that counsel ” said Mr. Dolllver. deliberately, rising from his swat. ‘Tiie Senate has a right to know.” Mr. Foraker insisted. Never Dreamed of Impropriety. Mr Pnlllver then said that lie had never dreamed of committing any impropriety in his statement He sate the rafli »* ’ had spent $2.don.00t> in their fforts to »• tagonlze the legislation, fie did not be- ' lleve that the Senate had the right to in (Continued on Second Pago)