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YOL. 3C, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1«»0G. 10 PAGES NO. 6 LAY DELEGATES FOR NEW BISHOPS Movement Under Way to Pro cure Election of four RE-STATEMENT Of FAITH Important >.esolution Presented to the General Conference By Tennessee Delegates—Yesterday De voted to Committees. ► TODAY’S PROGRAMME. ► , - ► 9 a. m.—General conference con ► venes at First M. E. church. ► 2:30 p. m.—The following stand ► ing committees meet: itinerary. * Publishing Interests, Church Ex * tension. Boundaries. Sunday e- Schools. Appeals, Conportage. 8 p. m.—Address at First M. E. •- church by the Rev. W. J. Sparling, fraternal delegate to the conference * from the church in Canada. ► The Methodist general conference de voted' almost all of yesterday to commit tee meetings, although at the short morn ing session several memorials . and res olutions were Introduced, which promise to have an important hearing on the future work of the body. One of the important meetings proposed during the day was that of the lay dele gates to the conference which was called to meet at the First M. E. church at 5:30 o'clock in the afternoon. The meeting was postponed, however, until a later date. The laymen have In mind taking some steps looking to the choice of four new* bishops ‘ by the conference. It is well known that at least two new bishops must be elected by tlie present conference to take the places- of Bishop Granbery and Bishop Fitzgerald, who aro on the retired list. The laymen are working for the election of four new bishops and the ground of their activity is the advanced age of two or three of the present active bishops and the necessity of relieving them of some of their work and bringing forv'ard some younger men to take up the e^ copal duties. Committee o*- Episcopacy. There was a meeting of the committee on episcopacy during the afternoon and while the sessions were secret it is un DR. JAMES A. BURROW. Editor Midland Methodist and Assist ant Secretary General Conference. derstood that the committee formally ipened the charges which are made against Bishop Hendrix of Kansas City by the Rev. A. T. Osbron. formerly pas tor of the church at Jackson, Mo. Mr. Osbron charges Bishop Hendrix with mal administration and "moral obliquity." Mr. Osborn was removed from his church some time ago and he is on hang to personally look after his ititersets. In addition to the charge against Bishop Hendrix a complaint was filed yesterday morning against Bishop H. C. Morrison of New Orlesns. The Rev. Richard Wil kinson claims that he was removed ar bitrarily from the pastorate of the Payne Memorial church In New Orleans and sent to Monroe, La., and he claims that Bishop Morrison had a personal motive in making the transfer. He also claims that the re moval resulted In the resignation of the entire board of stewards of the Rayne church, which Is one of the largest churches in New Orleans. New Statement of Faith. Perhaps the most Important matter brought before the conference yesterday was a resolution offered by Dr. W. F. Tlllett and W. R. Lambuth, both of the Tennessee conference. The resolution while reciting an absolute faith in the present articles of religion sets forth that these articles do not meet the existing needs of the church, and as a statement of a doctrinal system of evangelical Methodist Armlnlanlsm, and it is there fore recommended that steps be taken looking to the preparation of a restate ment of dogma. It was referred to a special committee •onBistlng of Its authors and the Rev. . W. Carter of the Louisiana conference. The text of the resolution offered by gl^inesseeans is: knd Text of Resolution, thefthile reaffirming our absolute faith treaty articles of religion, we do not be j: ' "W.iat in their present form they meet D. Twisting needs of our church as a end ekpt of the doctrinal system of Vcal Methodl8t Armlnlanlsm. Be wslcli l\uat me different branches of The Agt. Methodism that are repre stwpdlng tj,e oecumenical Methodist eon titfe them \ an<i should unite In the prepa standing sr _ _ ttlnusd on Socond Pago) BISHOP E. R. HENDRIX Of Kansas City, Who Presided at Yesterday's Session of the Methodist General Conference. STANDARD FIXES CRUDE OIL PRICES ATTORNEY GENERAL ELLIS OF OHIO SAYS STANDARD OIL CO. IS STILL VIOLATING THE ANTI TRUST ACT IN THAT STATE. Columbus, O., May 7.—In a preliminary report of his findings as to the methods of the Standard Oil company in Ohio, made public today, Attorney General Ellis says that though the Standard Oil trust in obedience to a decree of the supreme court of Ohio reorganized in 1899, cancel ling the trust certificates then outstand ing. and putting all the property they represented in the hands of the Stan dard Oil company of New Jersey it has continued to violate the Valentine-Stew- j art anti-trust act just as before. In that reorganization he says it in corporated the departments of the bus iness separately. The Buckeye Pipe Line company, he says, does all the Standard pipe line transportation, the Union Tank C ompany carries all Its oil by cars. The Polar Refining company does its manu facturing, while the Ohio Oil company col lects the crude oil from the wells in the fields. That these concerns represent the same Interests la shown by their tax re turns that are all made on the same day | on similar forms and they are all repre sented by the same attorneys. The Standard absolutely fixes the price | of crude oil. Independent companies run their bids up or down with the Standard price. But i by organizing “fake” or “pirate” com panies the Standard manages to drive out competition without changing oil prices 1 everywhere, which would be disastrous to ! the Standard itself. Such a fake com- j pany Is the Manhattan, operating in the i Findlay field. ELECTIONSHOWS INCREASING GAINS [ The French Government Is Being Strongly Supported—Analysis of the Groups. Paris, May 7.—The election re- i stilts today show increasing gov i crnment gains. The ministry of the interior gives the gains at 35 and the losses at 11 or a net gain of 24 seats. The effect of this is to give the "Bloc” or groups supporting the government in j the chamber of deputies 243 votes against a total vote of 14*5 for the bpposltion groups. The governmental left therefore appears to be assured of a majority of about a hundred. There remains over 150 districts in which second ballots will he j necessary. Among the prominent men elected are former Minister Delcasse, former Prime Minister Rlbot, War Minister Etienne, Minister of Marine Thomson, former Min ister of the Interior Dubueff, Count BonI« Castellane, the Marquis De Doin, Min ister of Public Works Barthou, Minister of Agriculture Ruau. Jean L*eon Jaures, the socialist leader Baudry D'Asson. i Premier Sarrien and Paul Deschanel, for mer president of the chamber of deputies. Included among the new deputies are M. Iveroy-Beaulieu, the political economist, and Maurice Barres, the Academician. Two picturesques characters, Colonel Marchand and M. DeRoulede, require sec ond ballots in their districts. An analysis of the groups shows that the conservatives have gained two seats, the republicans of the left wing eight, the radicals five and the radical socialists three. The nationalists lost ten seats, the progressive ten, and the independent so cialist party one seat. Killed By Pollcemafe^ New Orleans, May 7.—The PI -.a special from Picayune, Miss., sa> at Henry T. Hart, a prominent merchan i<l turpentine operator of that place, ; is shot and Instantly killed tonight by J. L. George, a special policemen. The cause of the tragedy is not known. 4 HOLY ROLLER KILLED. 4 - 4 . Seattle, Wash., May 7.—Frank E. 4 ► Creffleld, leader of the so-called re- 4 . ligious organization known as the 4 . Holy Rollers, was shot In the head 4 ► and instantly killed today on First 4 ► avenue, near Cherry street, by 4 . George Mitchell, a laborer. Mitchell 4 ► when arrested asserted that Chef- 4 ► field had wronged his two sisters. 4 , Creffleld and his wife were walk- 4 ► Ing down First avenue when Mitch- 4 . ell, who had been following them, 4 c addressed a remark In a low tone 4 ► to Creffleld, and then shot him. 4 4 SAN FRANCISCO IS REVIEWING MISERY THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN CUT OFF FROM MEANS OF MAKING A LIVING—PROFESSIONAL AND LA BORING MEN SUFFER ALIKE. San Francisco. May 7.—With the subsi dence of the excitement that attended the earthquake and fire, comes a vivid real ization of the misery that has been in flicted upon the community. The number of people who have suddenly been out off from the means of earning a living Is enormous. The army of clerks, salesmen, stenographers, bookkeepers and trades people that poured into the downtown su burbs in the evening, find itself Idle and without prospect of employment. Lawyers, doctors, dentists and their as sistants are In a like predicament. A small percentage of people are capable of taking up manual labor, the only kind that Is now presented, and already on the streets and on th'lsltes for new buildings may be seen man^nf this class painfully and wearily engaged In the hardest kind of tasks. What Is to be done with the great num ber of men and women who cannot get down to the level of common workmen, is a question that the city officials have asked themselves, and have been unable to furnish a satisfactory answer. From this time forward the efTorts of the municipal officials and existing of ficers committees will be directed almost solely to the task of reconstructing the city. The construction of temporary build ings continues In the burled portion of the town, and there are manifestations that the mercantile element Is undaunted by its reverses. The relief work Is pro ceeding smoothly along the lines ar ranged by the army, but a project Is now being considered of substituting for the “bread line" a number of cheap restau rants where hot meals will be served at a low cost. POLICY CONFIRMED. Result of Elections Encouraging to the French Government. Paris, May 7.—The result of the elections are considered chiefly important In con firming the policy which the government lias thus far pursued, particularly on the question of the separation of church and state. The groups of the left supporting the government are strongly Increased, while the opposition groups are uniformly decreased, tho combative nationalists be ing almost exterminated. The government groups are so much increased that they are no longer dependent upon the social ists. Out of 591 constituencies the govern ment has carried 252 and the opposition 109. Re-balloting will be necessary In 155 districts. •The semi-official Temps this evening sums up the sltuption as follows: “The clear meaning of the elections Is that the country does not want to return to the old regime of church and state. The electors have declared themselves in favor of a firm, dignified foreign policy, orderly respect for the law at home and a liberal application of the separation law.” A number of affrays occurred In various parts of the country between gendarmes and disorderly persons. Several people were Injured. Including a gendarme, who Is dangerously hurt. GOES TO SOUTH DAKOTA. Mrs. James G. Blaine’s Change of Resi dence Not a Surprise. Washington. May 7.—The Post tomorrow will say: "Mrs. James G. Blaine, who before her marriage some years ago was Miss Mar tha Hiehborn, daughter of Rear Admiral and Mrs, Hiehborn. will leave Washing ton at the end of the present week for Sioux Falls, 8. D. It is understood she inteads to bo absent for several months. “The announcement of her contemplated residence In South Dakota does not come as a surprise. For more than a year past Mrs. Blaine has spent most of the time with her parents in Washington, while her husband has been engaged In business pursuits In New York." Coal Prices Reduced. New York, May 7.—A reduction of 40 cents a ton In all except the steam sizes of anthracite coal was announced today by the Lehigh Valley railroad. This an nouncement followed the news that the committee* representing the operators and the miners had reached an agreement. The reduction Is customary at this time of the year, and It Is understood that the Read ing company will make a similar decrease In price tomorrow. OPERATORS AND MINERS AGREE The 1903 Award Will be# newed for Three MorP«y» _# WORK MAY RESOL .iONDAY All Miners Who Have Not Committed Violence Against Persons or Prop erty Will Be Re-employed. Text of Agreement. New York, May 7.—After carrying on negotiations for nearly three months sub committees representing the Anthracite mine workers and operators of eastern Pennsylvania today agreed to continue the award of the strike commission for another three years, and the men will return to work as soon as practicable, probably Monday. All the miners who have not committed violence against persons or property will be re-employed, and no one will be dis criminated against because of any ac tivity bo may have taken In the strike movement. The agreement is subject to the ratification of the tri-district con vention of the mine workers at Scranton tomorrow, but there is not the slight est doubt that the delegates will approve the action of their representatives. This outcome of a dispute which threat ened to develop into a long, bitter strug gle and paralyze a groat industry, was looked upon with considerable satisfaction by the coal road presidents as the agree ment entered Into is their first proposi tion, made early in March, in reply to the mine workers’ original demands. These miners had little to say regarding the agreement, except that it was the best they could do. They pointed out, how ever. that the agreement entered Into is the best general agreement that has ever been signed by the operators and miners, and they look upon it as a step forward in their efforts to have regular agreements with their employers. While the compact entered into today was predicted last week, the agreement was not reached , without a final struggle on the part of j the miners to get something more. Presi- ! dent Mitchell, in Rtating to the operators the action of the Scranton convention, 1 j asked that the proposed agreement be ] j made for two years.' in arguing for the two year term he said the cost of liv ing might increase considerably in three f years, and that other changes in the. mining industry might come that would make the present wage scale unfair to the men. The operators In their reply said they felt that any contingency that might arise was covered by the awards of the ; strike commission, and they concluded by asking that the award be continued for three years. This was then agreed I to. Will Employ All Men. In taking up the question of discrimi nation against some of the men it was the intention of the mine owners to take back only such men as they choose to re-employ, but President Mitchell con tested this point so strongly that the operators withdrew it. The first Intimation that an agreement had ‘been reached came from Mr. Baer, who left the room to have copies made of the agreement. In reply to a question he smiled and said: “Everything is lovely and the goose j hangs high.” After the meeting adjourned Mr. Baer 1 handed a copy of th§ agreement to a representative of the operators who read it to the waiting newspaper men. The j text of the agreement reached at today's conference is as follows: “Whereas, pursuant to the letter of submission signed by the undersigned in 1902, 'all questions at issue between the respective companies and their own em ployes. whether they belong to a union or not,’ were submitted to the anthracite coal strike commission to decide as to the same, and as to the 'conditions of employment between the respective com panies and their own employes,’ and the said strike? commission under date of March 18. 1903, duly made and filed its award upon the subject matter of the sub mission and provided that said award should continue in force for three years from April 1« 1903, and the said period has expired. “Now, therefore, it is stipulated be tween t’he undersigned in their own be half In so far as they have power to represent any other parties in Interest that the said award and the provisions thereof, and any action which has been since taken pursuant thereto, either by the conciliation board or otherwise, shall be extended and shall continue in force for three years from April 1, 1906, name ly, until March 31, 1909. with like force and effect as if that had been originally prescribed as its duration. That work shall be resumed as soon as practicable, and that all men who have not com mitted violence to person or property shall be re-employed In their old positions. “Signed: George F. Baer, E. B. Thomas, W. H. Truesdak*. David Wilcox, John D. Kerr, Morris Williams, Joseph R. Cake, John Mitchell. P. D. Nichols, John Demp sey. W. Detterey, John P. Gallaghery, John Fahey.” The district presidents and secretaries left for Scranton this evening. President Mitchell will go later, reaching that city in time to preside over the convention. No date has been officially set for the resumption of work. It was thought that I Thursday would be selected, but as some , of the mines are not in good condition for an Immediate resumption, the beginning of operations may be delayed until Mon day. This is the sixth week of the sus pension, and represents a loss In produc tion of about 5,000,000 tons. Tomorrow’s 8ession. Scranton, Pa., May ".—Tomorrow's ad journed session of the anthracite trl-dls trlet Mine Workers' convention promises to be quite formal and uninteresting. There is no question but that the agree ment which was signed today by the operators and the member* of the sub scale committee providing for a three years' continuance of the strike commis sion's award, and no discrimination, will be approved by the delegates unani mously. John Mitchell may be expected to make a brief speech. There was a noticeable let-up in opera tions today on the part of companies ivhioh have been the most aggressive since the suspension began in the importing of men, and the operation of collieries and washerles with them. There are no visible signs of dlssatisfac VICTIMIZED ..iliin WHO WERE ANXIOUS TO MARRY Washington, May 7.—(Special.)—Mrs. Lu cile Patterson and her niece, Miss Edna Kirk of Lewiston, Pa., are charged with fraudulent use of the malls. By means 7 a matrimonial paper the secret service •agent says these women collect sums of money from men all over the country who wanted to marry. Not a few of the vic tims were located in the southern states. For example at Ashburn, Ga., the Rev. J. B? Dozier read that Mrs. Patterson was seeking a loving husband. He forth with wrote her. Several letters were unchanged. 'I’he clergyman proposed and was accepted. The bride-to-be asked for j car fare from Lewiston to Georgia, and | got the $30. He heard nothing more from his Intended and finally notified the postal authorities. About the same time they j received a dozen or so other complains This began an investigation with the above result. Col. Jack Chinn, state senator, president of racing commission, etc., of Kentucky, passed through the city today en route home from New York where he had been on important business. Colonel Chinn told his friends that he did not care to come to Congress at present, as there were too many of ids immediate family now out for office In Kentucky, and after they were well fixed he might consider the earnest wishes of his friends. JUDGE THOMAS G. JONES TO GET EXPENSE MONEY Washington, May 7.—(Special.)—In or der to somewhat lighten the burden of the extra two months which the Under wood act compels Judge Thomas Jones to spend in Birmingham, the Alabama delegation has agreed upon a bill which allows the judge expanse money not to exceed ten dollars a day while holding court in north Alabama. The bill will probably be introduced tomorrow and will have the enthusiastic support of Judge Jones. CHARGE CRUELTY AGAINST INSANE THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE FINDS SERIOUS ABUSES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ST. ELIZA BETH U. S. ASYLUM. I Washington, May 7.—Specific instances of alleged cruelty to patients were given at the investigation by the congressional committee of the charges against the ad- j ministration of St. Elizabeth United States Asylum for the Insane. Mrs. Mar garet Lochte, an inmate up to 1905, testi fied that although perfectly willing to eat, she had been fed through the nose ! with a tube and had been subjected to the “wringing out” process. Dr. Robert Reyburn, president of the Medico-Regal society, will ell brought the , charges, testified that according to a former patient's story his ear had been battered out of shape with a broomstick, his nose enlarged by use of the feeding tube and his throat injured by the “wringing out” process. Dr. Reyburn thought moat of these evils were due to a lack of adequate supervision. [ Thornton O. Rills, formerly an attendant at St. Elizabeth’s, testified that he had seen pati t.ts IP treated by, the »b»e of | straight jackets, by tying" them to trees ! in the grounds, by choking and by work ing them too hard. He Insisted that the food furnished to patients was not pal atable, and in many cases absolutely un lit for the Infirm. SPECIAL GRAND JURY IN SESSION Begins Investigation of New York Life Insurance Companies—Three Witnesses Examined. New York, May 7.—The special insur ance grand jury was empanelled before Justice Scott today. It will be in session at least until June 1. and will be continued beyond that lime If necessary. Thomas R. Fowler, chairman of the Investigating committee of the New York Life Insurance companies, said that Its final report would not be ready for the monthly meeting of the trustees on Wednesday. It will be presented at the June meeting. After being submitted to the trustees it will In all probability be sent out to policy holders. "Will the report recommend any radi cal changes In the management of the company?" Mr. Fowler was asked. When the Jury adjourned for the day It was announced that the only witnesses who had been examined were Isaac F. Lloyd, third vice president of the Mutual Life and Edward R. Rodgers of the firm of I.ysander W. laiwrence & Co., official printers for that company. The fact that they wore the only witnesses to be called was duo to a late decision by District Attorney Jerome that be would gain time by having them testify first, and allow ing the other witnesses to go over until Wednesday, to which time adjournment was taken. It was said tonight that the special grand Jury would not be called up to In vestigate the political contributions made by the Equitable, because those contribu tions had all come from what was known as the "yellow dog" fund, which fund amounted to $680,000, and standing In the name of J. W. Alexander, then president of the Equitable, and Thomas D. Jordan of that company had teen made good since the installation of Paul Morton as the Equitable's president out of the pri vate funds of James H. Hyde and Messrs. Alexander and Jordan, tlon among the English-speaking mem bers or the organization. They all seemed convinced that their leaders have shown them the best way out of a bad dilemma, and they are few who are at all Inclined to criticise the stand taken by John Mitchell, whose honesty of purpose and devotedness of Interest to their cause has not suffered In their eyes. This Is not true of the foreign mem bers of the organization, however, a great many of whom are plainly dissatisfied. They will have been idle for six weeks when work Is resumed, and during that time three pay days have passed. They have been absolutely unable to distin guish between a strike and a suspension. They fancy, most of them, that they have really been on strike, no matter what they are told to the contrary, and they think that they are now going back to work without results. It Is freely predicted and not very strenuously denied that the organization will lose a great many of these men dur ing the next three months; that they will be Inclined to criticise the leaders, and that they will not pay their dues as a consequence. It was learned today on Indisputable authority that John Mitchell was opposed to a strike front the very outset. He was opposed to It as a matter of expediency, though he Is known to have felt that It would be almost justified as a matter of principle. SEEK SUPPORT OF PEASANT MEMBERS! * - CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRATS IN NATIONAL CONGRESS WILL CON- j CEDE SLIGHTLY TO PEASANTS ON AGRARIAN PROBLEM. St. Petersburg ,May 7.—The constitu tional democrats are determined to win the support of the peasant members of the national parliament. Although no bar gain has been made, the constitutional democratic congress, which Is still dis cussing general principles for the solu tion of the agrarian problem, already has made several modifications of the original | scheme to satisfy the more radical de mands of the peasants, but on the propo sition for the absolute nationalization of land, of which many of the peusuut mem bers seem to have their hearts set, the constitutional democrats are resolved not to yield. Nevertheless If the project as It is at present stands takes shape Is realized, probably will effect an Immediate change In the material situation of more peoplp than any single economic revolution in the world's history. As maturing, It Is briefly a proposition not only to supply land to all landless peasants, but to , round out ,and make adequate the land of those who rent or have Insufficient * land, and the amount of kind to be al , lotted to each depends Upon the region For this purpose It Is proposed to fake lands belonging to the crowd, the Em peror personally, the church and private owners In excess of a fixed amount. Ex cepted from the general schemo of ex propriation are lands needed for public welfare. State lands are to be leased, the prices to be based on production. Other lands shall be paid for on the basis of capita, rent and production. The expro priated lands of private owners shall be paid for by the government with Interest bearing certificates, the details In each case to be worked out by special com missions created for each region. The ■ public forests also shall be expropriated to furnish the population with wood as ! colonization advances. The question of financing this gigantic i undertaking Involves more than one bll- ! lion dollars of credit operations, has not * yet been approached in detail. The amount of land which it is pro- j posed shall be distributed can be judged i from the present holdings. It forty-nine provinces the crown holds 406.080,000 acres, , the Imperial family 19,980,000 acres, the j church 22,950,000 acres, and the big land , owners 250,180,000 acres, while the peas ants. numbering about 45,000,000, have 154,890,000 acres, an average of about eight acres per capita. STATEMENTS UNFOUNDED. Germany Has Not Encouraged Turkey In Frontier Matter. London, May 7.—Walter Runclman, par liamentary secretary to the local govern ment hoard, announced in behalf of th« government in the House of Commons today that the British government has been informed by the government of Ger many that there is no foundation for the statements that the action of Turkey re specting the Egyptian frontier has been encouraged by the German government. Foreign Secretary Grey, in the House of Commons tills afternoon after informing the house of the terms of the British note to Turkey already known, went on to say that the extent of the demand put forward by the Porte and the tone and character of its communication to the Khedive made it impossible to defer a settlement Indefinitely. That was why the British government was now press ing its original demand for a joint de limitation of the frontier. The British government had shown great patience and moderation, but if the latest devel j opments in the Turkish demands were j admitted, it would place Turkey in a I position which would be a real danger not only to the freedom of the Suez canal, but to the liberties of Egypt and the Khedlval dynasty. The British government could not be indifferent to its owti or to the Khedlv's Interest, and their importance necessitate I ed pressing a settlement on the linen that the frontier of Egypt should remain ns it had existed undisputed and un disturbed for many years. ■ ■ --* ► < ► RECOMMENDS QUARANTINE. • ► Havana. May 7.—The superior < ► sanitary board today formally rec- ^ ► ommended a ttuarantlne against < ► ports of Ixmlslana. Mississippi, „ s Alabama and Texas for the reason . e as given that the national author!- < ► ties of the t'nlted States will not - ► intervene In sanitary matters Ih - ► those states: that last year Ha- . » vana was not Informed of the exist- . ► ence of the yellow fever In N’ew < , Orleans until six weeks after the . ► first case had occurred, and that - e the present season there will he . a groat danger of carrying Infection. . ► No quarantine Is suggested against ■ e Florida, because the health officer « ► of that state Is also an officer of - ► the I'nlted States marine hospital . I service. ► * SENATE ADOPTS A SUBSTITUTE Spends Most of the Day on One Amendment of Bate Bill DISCUSS THE PASS QUESTION Race Issue In the South Is Also Drag ged Into the Discussion—This Question However, Is Fi nally Eliminated. • Washington. May 7.—The Senate today spent the major portion of its time on one amendment to the railroad rate bill, but Instead of accepting it adopted a sub stitute. The provision which was made the basis of t'he discussion was that sug gested by Mr. Foraker, prohibiting the granting of rebates, passes, drawbacks or special rales to passengers on railway* and also prohibiting discriminations In the way of accommodations where equal rate* are paid. The discussion took a broad range, cov ering first tlie pass question and then the race question in the southern states. The race Issue was raised In connection with the clause relative to discriminations which was Interpreted ns referring to separate cars for the races, and It called out very warm protests from Mr. Bacon, Mr. Money, Mr. t'ulbcrson and other southern senators. Mr. Money declared he would not sup port tlie rate bill with a provision which raises the race issue. Mr. Uulberson also contended for the elimination of that quest ion and offered a substitute accomp lishing that result. His substitute was adopted, and was as follows: 'That no carrier engaged in Interstate commerce shall directly or Indirectly Is sue or give any free ticket, free pass or free transportation to any person except to the officers, agents, employes ami at torneys exclusively In the service of the carrier issuing the same, or to ministers of religion, inmates of hospitals, elemosyn ary or charitable institutions. Any carrier violating this provision shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall for each offense pay to the United States a penalty of not less than $100 nor move than $2000.” Amendment Voted Down. Before taking.uu -tl**,.. Poraker amend ment thy' U*1 ttredgo amend men t relative to private cgr.s was voted down. The KkJimt amendment, to prohibit ‘ it-r statc railroads from engaging in the min ing of coal, or In business other than in terstate commerce, wan debated for Home [ time. So many amendments and substi tutes to the amendment were offered that finally all were ordered printed for the cr nsideratlon of t'he Senate tomorrow. When the Senate met today a commun ication from the secretary of commerce and labor was read, stating that the full report of the commissioner of corporations on the subject of transportation of oil is now In the hands of the public printer, and that as soon as received from that official it will he transmitted to Congress as requested by a recent resolution. Messrs. Clapp, McCumber and Dubois were appointed conferees on the Indian I a ppropriation bill. j Consideration of the railroad rate was I then resumed. Mr. Klttredge’s amend ment including the ownerw of all private cars within the definition of carriers be ing first in order. Mr. Clapp opposed the provision as Impracticable at this time. Stating that the Illness of hlH colleague. Mr. Mallory, would prevent that senator's attendance at the Senate during the day until further consideration of the rate, Mr. Talllferro presented a statement by Mr. Mallory giving his views. In that i statement Mallory announced his support of the bill, but expressed the opinion that it should be amended so as to prohibit minor United States courts from grant ing preliminary Injunctions against the operation of orders against the commit tee. Private Car Combines. In reply to questions put by Mr. Hop kins and Mr. Beveridge, Mr. Klttredg© expressed the opinion that the bill as It stands does not reach the question of the relations between the railroad companies and the private car combine*. Mr. Beveridge expressed surprise over this declaration and appealed to Mr. Till man to know whether shippers using pri vate ear lines would he compelled under the bill to deal with more than one com pany. The South Carolina senator gavg it as his opinion as the hill stands It would be necessary to deal with only one company, and ho and the Indiana senator united In the opinion that in that view of the 1)111 it would be unwise to adopt the amendment and thus compel dealing with two companies. Mr. Knox took the position that pri vate ears are already properly Included in the bill as Instrumentalities of trans portation. The amendment wan voted down with ' out division. I Tlie next amendment presented wa<* that suggested by Mr. Foraker prohibiting re bates. drawbacks and special rebates as a discrimination and at Mr. Beveridge's suggestion the author of the provision agrees to Include passes in the inhibi tion. Transportation of Laborers. Mr. McCumber objected to the amend ment as calculated to stand In the way of transportation of laborers into Lhe northwest in the harvest season. A number of senators engaged in a discussion of special phases of the bill, and Mr. Bailey suggested that the ob jection could be met by supplying, as is generally done in such cases a differ ent class of accommodations for laborers engaged in such circumstances as those outlined by Mr. yrOumber. Mr. Oalllnger offered an amendment permitting reduced rates to be given to laborers, agricultural and otherwise en route to fields of labor. Mr. Nelson said that the amendment would have the effect of putting local and interstate transportation on the same footing and therefore practically estab lishing a military basis. Mr. Foraker replied the provision was not capable of such instruction and said the principal objections was on the part of those who object to the abolition of passes. In order to meet objection about the so-called Jim Crow cars he said he had provided that the compensation (Continued from First Pago)