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VOL. 36 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1906. 12 PAGES NO. 1"» THREE BISHOPS TO BE ELECTED Tl * i four Tear Pastoral limit of the Church is to Re main Unchanged CONFERENCE SURPRISES ITSELF B¥ TRE ACTION Strong Speeches Were Made on Floor esterday on Proposition to Re move Limit—Afternoon Session Held. TODAY’S PROGRAMME. 9 a. m., General conference assem bles. 10 a. m., Election of three bishops. 3:30 p. m.. Trolley excursion to East Lake for delegates and guests. Music aiid refreshments. 4 p. m., Mission society meeting at First M. E. church. Interest In the election of the three bishops of the Methodist Kplseopal church ■outh, which Is to take place this morn in* at 10 o'clock, was at fever heat last night. There seems to have been little change in the line up of the men mentioned for the place. It was said last night that Dr. W. F. Tlllett will probably receive a very handsome complimentary vote on the tirst ballot' in recognition of his abil ity In handling the resolution providing for steps toward a revision and restate l ment of the creed. The seven candidates i most prominently mentioned are: Dr. Janies Atkins. Dr. W. F. McMur , ry, the Rev. Collins Denny. Dr. J. C. Kilgo, I>r. tV. B. Murrah, Dr. J. J. Tl geft and Dr. Seth Ward. Conference Surprises Itself. The Methodist general conference yos ■terday surprised itself and reasserted its conservatism by overwhelmingly voting to leave the present four year pastoral limit unchanged. Tt caused probably as muph debate on the floor as any subject that has come before the conference and there was remarkable unanimity in the sentiment against a change. This itself was a surprise for it has been understood for some months that the sentiment in the church was so strong for a change that it would undoubtedly be made by this conference. If the limit were not removed entirely it was at least believed that an exception wrould be made in favor of the down towm churches where a change in pastors so frequently causes, It is said, the greatest inconvenience and trouble. Minority Report Adopted. A peculiar feature of the matter was the fact that the committee on revlsals had reported in favor of a limit of six years and it was the minority report which was adopted by so large a ma jority. The committee on Sabbath observance brought in an exhaustive report w’hich favored the suppression of all forms of Sabbath desecration "prompted by pleas ure and greed, as ball games, bicycle tournaments, horse racing, theatres, boat and railroad excursions, the open sa loon and the buying and selling of any thing except In cases of absolute neces sity or mercy." As the day for closing the conference draws near the delegates are becoming nnxlous to get through and for the first time an afternoon session was held today. Dinsdale T. Young. British fraternal dele gate, bade the conference farewell. He leaves Birmingham at an early hour this morning. The pastoral limit was by far the most Important thing brought before the con ference during the morning. Missouri Man First Speaker. Judge B. J. Casteel of St. Joseph. Mo., was the first speaker on the subject. He said In part: "I am a firm believer in the Itinerant system; I believe it is apostolic. I also believe in a bishop with authority but I believe he ought npt to be forced to remove a man after four years who in doing God's work well. All men are not four-year men. Some of them are but one year men, but there is a man in my home, 8t. Joseph, Mo., Brother Vandeventer, who is power for good in that community, and the secret of his power is the fact that he has resided there continuously since his superannuation. We want more congrega tions like that of Dr. Murry at St. Louis, and it won’t do to change pastors so often in such congregations." W. C. Ratliffe of Little Rock said he did not Want to see the system interfered with. "It is the best system ever devised." he said. "The centralizing tendency in your church is an evil. If you are not careful you will drift Into Congregational ism." Dr. J. B. McGehee of Helena. Oa., said: "Tampering with the time limit magnifies the pastor and diminishes the church of God. There Is no demand for this radical change. No preacher has the right .o se lect his appointment. If any of you have any distinguished ability instead of using It so long in the high steepled churches we need you in the presiding elderships. I sympathze wth ycu men who want to t'nold your places. If you are moved around so much you can’t be sent to the general conference and therefore you can't be bishops." Favors Extending Limit. T. E. Sharp of St. Louis made a strong speech in favor of extending the limit, be ginning by saying that t‘he time limit matter always seemed to be confounded grlth the settled pastor, but that accord (Contlnued on Eighth Pago.), Supporters Say Emperor Will Not Yield Several Points In Reply II REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENT Large List of Speakers Submitted In Parliament—Every Member Seems Anxious to Speak on the Re ply to the Throne. I St. Petersburg. May 16.—The opinion is 1 quite general today that Parliament*s j adoption of the reply to the speech from | the throne, will make a conflict with the 1 crown inevitable, since it contains a num ber of points upon which the supporters of the government say it is Impossible j for the Emperor to yield. The Novoe | Vremya regards the reply as a purely revolutionary document, “such as might appear as a leading article in a social democratic newspaper.” On the other hand the constitutional i democratic leaders, while boldly asserting that the reply is Intended to make clear to the Emperor that the country will be satisfied with nothing less than a con stitutional monarchy, on a democratic basis, nevertheless insist that it is not an ultimatum. They consider the reply to be exceedingly temperate In tone and say it required all their ability to pre vent the introduction of more radical expressions. There is every Indication that the Emperor and Premier Goremykin's cabinet desire to avoid a conflict and that by a compromise on the question of amnesty they will seek to gain time. It can be asserted on high authority that partial amnesty will be proclaimed May 19, the Emperor's birthday. The constitutional democrats in addition to being much concerned over the in creasing radicalism developing in their ranks. And that the Poles are inclined to cause trouble. The latter at a meet ing held last night, adopted a resolu tion in favor of the historic position of Poland aud the International guarantees. May Raise Spectre. The constitutional democrats fear that | this may raise the specty of a revival I of the Kingdom of Poland and tend to j weaken the constitutional democrats in the country where undoubtedly the pre dominant feeling is In favor of the pre servation of the Integrity of the empire. The group of peasants which supported the motion to postpone taking action on the address yesterday based their position on the alleged fear that it meant the separation of Poland. When Parliament reassembled at 11 o'clock this morning the impression pre vailed that the day would witness stir ring scenes. Premier Goremykin and the entire cabinet were seated on the min isterial benches and It was understood that the premier intended to outline the views of the government in regard to the reply to the speech from, the throne. The excited frame of mind of mem bers of parliament was evidenced by the long list of speakers submitted even before President Mouromtzeff had called the House to order. This was not so much due to Russian love of talk as to the fact that every member seemed to feel himself charged with a message from his constituents, which he must deliver. The speeches of the peasants were de livered In the simple language of the villages, which was more easily compre hended than the utterances of the city members, who were inclined to indulge in high flown eloquence. The leadership in parliament is being rapidly assumed by the Tver group of members whose abil ity thus far has stood out in relief. The contingent from the Volga provinces is showing the greatest radicalism. None of the members from the Caucasus or Siberia has spoken up to the present time, but it is noticeable that they ap plaud the most radical utterances. Al though the Mussulmans took their place on the right, the majority are acting with the constitutional democrats and Poles. The members from Baltic provinces ure radical to a man. More than half the village priests are enthusiastic members of the opposition. From the very outset today words in favor of moderation were few and far between. The First Speaker. Semin off, a social revolutionists from Saratoff. was the first speaker. Amiri wild applause he declared that the re ply to the speech from the throne was too weak. Parliament, he said, was evi dently content with less than the peo ple. To cries of “Senilta I Volla” (Land and freedom) Semlnoff announced that the people who had sent him to parliament did not want land without liberty. The peasants were so revolutionry “that only a spark was required to kindle a con flagration. and anarchy and destruction were certain If the demands of the peas ants were not satisfied immediately. Zbailotny of Pavlosk province, a lawyer elected by the peasants, spoke passion ately in favor of the abolition of the death penalty, saying the country al ready had too many catacombs. The daily carnival of horrors must cease. Sohepkin of Odessa, addressing the lit tle group on the right, declared that if they regarded every association as illegal and every meeting as a riot and favored building new prisons and colonizing Sibe ria. the sympathizer* with the political prisoners must work out their own re ply. “Who can claim.” Schepkln continued, “that it Is illegal to strike against a government which for generations has struck against every duty It owed the people?” The remark was greeted with cheers. The Death Penalty. Prof. Kustmin-Karavieff, formerly of the Academy of Military Law, who is one of their delegation, also advocated the abolition of the death penalty, de claring that the “bloody vengeance of the government which had resulted In 600 executions since December must cease.” The speaker said he did not at tempt to defend the political murders which had occurred, but he added the repressions against w'hlch they were di rected constituted certainly a palliation. He referred to the horror of the con ROOSEVELT-TILLMAN TILT TO POSSIBLY NOW END Washington, May 16.—(Special.)—Anoth er statement from former Senator Chan dler of New Hampshire and a vigorous denunciation of the correspondents of the two republican papers by Senator Bailey of Texas, tyas possibly closed the sensational debate on the floor of the Senate over the question of veracity be tween the President and former Senator Chandler. Mr. Chandller's additional | statement presented by Mr. Tillman today more than ever confirms the impression j that tlie President went back on the agreement he had made in favor of a nar- , row court review amendment. As for j the references made by Senator Bailey to stories in the Chicago Tribune of yesterday and the New York Tribune of today, the senator could hardly have done otherwise than take the action he did. Ever since the Preside^ <$> been Co y placed in a hole the repu ^ resg in an effort to attract attf ^ V .rom his predicament, has malh? ^ »d vilified Senator Tillman and ,w O O Bailey and heaped not a little Ipon Senator Chandler. If the / tH of friction between Bailey aiy An did not come directly from thr u House it is not improbable that ' received their in spiration from that source. The Presi dent is a great newspaper advertiser and knows how to play the game both ways. The stories have, of course, been manu factured out of whole cloth for the rea son that Senator Bailey and Senator 'Pill man have been together at every step in the Senate proceedings on the railroad rate bill. It ib to say that they have been more fully in accord than any other two senators who have taken an active part in the legislation. BRIBERY CHARGE IS BEING AIRED IT IS ALLEGED THAT SECRETARY OF STATE HOUSE OFFERED A CAMPAIGN BRIBE TO INSUR ANCE COMMISSIONER HOST. Milwaukee. May 1C.—The most sensa tional testimony which has been presented to the special insurance Investigating committee of the Wisconsin legislature was given this afternoon when Insurance Commissioner Host of the Wisconsin de partment of Insurance testified before the committee that on June 16, 1903, the day on which tlie hearing In the case of the state of Wisconsin against the Equitable Life Assurance society for a compulsory dis tribution of the surplus of that com pany to Wisconsin policyholders was to he held by him, Secretary of State Wai ter L. Houser entered the Insurance com missioner’s office and said that if Mr. Host would render a decision In connec tion with a slip handed by Mr. Houser to Mr. Host which would have been a decision favorable to the Equitable com pany, that the Equitable Life Assur ance society would give $2000 toward a campaign fund for a renomination of the state officers In the next campaign. The slip which Insurance. Commissioner Host testified Secretary of State Houser handed to him was presented to the committee, and contained on It these words: "Petition is denied and same is dis missed for the reason that a deteMniind ilon of the subject tlierof requires the exercise of judicial functions that can not bo exorcised by the defendant. "It is further announced as a rule of this department that no similar proceed ings be entertained until a final adjudi cation of the same is had in tlie courts of the state.” Mr. Host testified that he told Mr. Houser that he w'ould think the matter over. His decision was against the Equit able Life Assurance society which after ward took the case Into the courts, and there obtained a rule adverse to Mr. Host’s order for a compulsory distribu tion of the surplus on deferred dividend policies at lrust once In five years. SEA LEVEL CANAL. Senate Canal Committee Reaches a Decision. Washington. May 16.—(Special.)—The ac tion of the Senate canal committee to day in deciding upon a sea level canal as against the lock system is another throw down added to the long list the ad ministration has received at the pres ent session of Congress. The board of consulting engineers decided last fall by a majority report for the sea level ca nal. When the papers went to the Presi dent he took the view that as a majority of the American engineers were for a lock canal he would he justified In tak ing their recommendations, and dismissed the minority report of the Americans and the unanimous opinion of the foreigners as amounting to nothing. The Senate committee today followed the original ex pression of opinion of the experts, three republicans. Senators Platt. Klttridge and Ankeny, joined with the democrats for a sea level canal. The administration senators will oppose the adoption of the report on the floor of the Senate hut •the sea level advocates believe they can command a majority. Engineer and Brakeman Killed. Peru, Ind., Muy 16.—In a wueck at Fowl erton, on the Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville railroad, today Engineer Wes ley Wolf and Brakeman Dili** Bowman were crushed to death. The cause of the accident is unknown. Claim Association. St. Louis, May 16.—The fifteenth annual convention of the Freight Claim associa tion of the United States, Canada and Mexico begnn here today and will be in session for three days. tinuancc of the conditions which within a few days had caused the murder of Father Gapon. Vice Admiral Kuzmich and Governor Zellanovsky of Ekaterinos lav. Mohileff, a workman aroused, a demon stration by a speech In favor of the expropriation of land for the benefit of the tollers. The most sensational speech delivered before the recess was that of Mikhallechenko, a workman of Ekater Inoslav. who said he spoke for the pro letariat class, "which had nothing to lose except Its chains, and which pro posed to fight to the bitter end for free dom. and against the system (waving his hand toward the right) which seeks to protect them who seek to fatten upon people’s money." "1 represent," he continued a group of only fourteen workmen, but we meet our supporters everywhere in the streets of the (dty, and we have no fear. We stand for social democracy, Justice to the laboring men, and liberty for all without distinction of race or religion." At the evening session the House took up uhe reply to the throne and adopted four paragraphs before adjournment. Thfse cover the questions of universal suffrage, reform of the bureaucracy, and provincial administration, stoppage of re pressions and the all-important point of ministerial responsibility. On this point the radcals scored their first triumph, forcing the Inclusion In the paragraph of a complete demand for ministerial respon sibility by the insertion of the word "all" before the word "ministers.” BULKELV DENIES THE STATEMENT ( _ SAYS INSURANCE COMPANIES KNOW WHERE STOOD FINAN CIALLY—ADM ITS CONTRIBUTING FUNDS TO M'KINLEY CAMPAIGN Washington, May 16.—United Slates Sen ator Bulkely of Connecticut was heard by the House committee on the judiciary today in refutation of the statement made yesterday before the committee by Miles M. Dawson of New York, actuary for the Armstrong insurance committee, to the effect that none of t*he American tire in surance companies know today whether they would or would not be solvent when they paid their San Francisco losses. “There was," said Senator Bulkely, “ab solutely no foundation for such a state ment.“ Mr. Bulkely Is president of the Aetna Fire Insurance company, and he said fur ther that lie knew of no American com pany that did not know just where It stood financially. There was only two or three companies w*hieh could not pay their losses out of their surplus and still live. The testimony was taken during the hearings which are progressing on the Ames’ bill for the regulation of Insurance in the District of Columbia. Senator Bulkely, who is president of the Aetna Fire Insurance company, frankly admitted in answer to a question by Rep resentative De Armond that lie had con tributed $5000 of the funds of this company to th* McKinley campaign of 1*06, H<* 1 Hubert that it might an well have beerf i $20,000; that he would have been Justitied i in giving tlds amount, which was not a ! “flea bite** to what he gave personally. "Do you think that action upon your part in contributing the trust funds of your company to a campaign committee either justifiable, honest or decent?'* queried Mr. De Armond. "I contend that every custodian of funds of this character.” replied the Connec ticut senator, “is justified and within 'his rights when he takes that money and ap plies It to the protection of the rights of ids people. T contend that the election of Mr. Bryan would have been a calamity.” Mr. De Armond expressed a curiosity to inquire into the standard of morals which would justify such a course which brought fioni Senator Bulkely a reiteration of his justification. "Did you contribute to the democratic | party when it was successful?” asked Mr. I Dc Armond. ! ”T did not.” was the reply. "This is a new philosophy of insurance l of which I am glad to hear,” commented Mr. De Armond. “There are some people who get so pnw i erful in the financial world that they do ! not fear to go in boldly where others would not dare to go.” "if you gentlemen of llie House of Rep resentatives," replied Mr. Bulkely. “who disburse millions of the people money, dis burse it as honestly as money is handled by the insurance companies of the coun try. you need not have fear of going be fore your constituents.” i NAVAL BILL*HAS BEEN COMPLETED I I The Final Vote on the Measure Will Be Taken In the House. Today. i Washington, May 16.—'The naval appro priation bill carrying nearly a hundred million dollars was completed today in the House, after one of the busiest days of the present Congress. The feature of the day's debate grew out of the attempt, to defeat the appro i priation for the largest battleship of its | class in the world, and the tenor of the ! speeches for the big ship was that the American republic must be abreast of the nations of the world In the strength of her navy. The opponents talked for peace, disarmament and arbitration, and Insisted that there was no national need of such a large navy. The amendment introduced by Mr. Bur ton of Ohio to strike out the appropria tion for a rival to the English Dread naught. was defeated as was the amend ment leaving the construction of the battleship to the discretion of the Sec retary of the Navy after the second Hague conference. A Anal vote on the hill will be taken tomorrow. Humiliating Failure. Springfield, 111., May 16.—After a sen sational speech by Lieutenant Governor Sherman, the special session of the Illi nois legislature, which wa« called by Governor Deneen to enact a new pri mary election law, resulted today in the adoption of a bill framed by Speaker E. D. Shurtleff. The measure had a close call, receiving only a bare majority In the house. It is stated that Governor De neen will sign the bill making It a law, July 1. An effort was made to bring about a final adjournment without the enact ment of any sort of a primary law. Lieu tenant Governor Sherman after he had announced the vote In the senate, de nounced the bill as a humiliating failure. Charged With Assault. P. G. Trent of Seventeenth street and Asenue B was arrested by Policeman Nix yesterday morning on the c-harge of as sault and battery on his wife. MONO COMES SACK AT BAILEE Tribune Correspondent Declare Bailer Was Under Suspicion ANSWERS ATTACK IN SENATE Says That There Is Documentary Evi dence to Prove That the Texas Senator Is Not True to R. R. Anti-Legislation. Chicago, May 16.—The Tribune in the morning will publish the following from Raymond, its Washington correspondent, in answer to the attack made upon his veracity by Senator Bailey of Texas: "Washvington, D. C., May 16.—When the Hon. Joseph W. Bailey, senator from Tex- | as, struck at the President of the United | States over my humble shoulders, for that is all he did on the floor of the Senate to day, lie apparently was unaware that there was documentary evidence In exis tence both in the official Congressional Record, and in the form of written mem orandum by former Senator William E. Chandler, absolutely proving that he was un object of suspicion, but that his mo tives and acts In the democratic confer ences, in tlie democratic caucuses on the floor of the Senate, and in conference be tween Tillman and Moody, and through Mr. Chandler with the President, gave risr to the suspicion ihal he was not true to the principle of railroad rate legisla tion, is clear from the record itself, and cannot be successfully denied. "Mr. Bailey may be as Innocent as a babe unborn, and he says he is, but the suspicions did exist, they have: existed for weeks, they have been talked of in the cloak rooms of the Senate, on the streets, at the White House and else where. They have been mentioned in many newspapers, and if they have not been justified, Mr. Bailey is unfortunate and Ills character should be relieved from aspersion. Quotes Chandler. "First of all, let me quote William iv ('handler, formerly a senator f»*om New llampthirc. now tlie president i»l the Spanish claims commission. lie is the personal friend of Senator Tillman. He was the intermediary between Tillman and the President. Whichever of the two originated Hie negotiations, Chandler cer tainly conducted them, it was ids evi dence which has twice been cited by Mr. Tillman on Hie floor of the Senate, and It is t’handler who in effect has given the lie direct to the President. "In tlie dispatch sent by me on Monday to the Tribune which aroused such a tempest in the Senate tills afternoon, and which provoked Senator Bailey to de clare it to lie a malicious lie, and In in sinuate that tt was directly inspired by the President himself. I stated facts on the authority of Chandler himself. It was ho wiio conveyed to the White House the in timation that Bailey was u traitor and ir the Texas senator lias any one to blame. It must be Tillman's friend, VVjlliam K. Chandler. ”ln the very outset of the negotiations lie was conducting, Chandler prepared and lift at Hie White House a written memorandum for Hie benetlt <>f the Presi dent. I have not the text of that memo randum before me, but quoting front memory, it says: " ‘Tlie railroad senators want tile Hailey amendment, but Tlllnmn Is for tlie Presi dent's court review amendment, and will block their game.' Has Not Seen President. "This nearly a literal quotations but no one could have tlie text probably with out the permisison of the President. • The dispatch I scrit to the Tribune was telegraphed on my own authority and without the knowledge or consent of tlie President, against whom Bailey trained Ids batteries toduy, and not ugainst me. i have not seen the President since the dispatch was written and 1 have n^ asked hint Tor the text of tills memoran dum of William K. Chandler, becanso tlie text could at best add only a few words to the quotation I have given. I know 1 am correct in the statement that during tlie course of tlie negotiations William K. Chandler, who since has accused the President of falsehood, made an oral report either to tlie President himself or some one representing him, which was more specific. During the talk Chandler, In explaining the difficul ties in securing united action by tlie democrats. Htated In so many words that he and Tillman were suspicious of Bailey, believing be was in an alliance with Aid rich and. associating with Hie Standard Oil company and railroad crowd In the Senate, hut that Tillman was watching ills maneuvers and expected to lie able to prevent any evil effects. “These were the suspicions to which I alluded in the previous dispatch as hav ing constantly existed, and as having Influenced Hie administration beyond nil doubt in dropping the negotiations with Tillman through Chandler, and renew ing the efforts to unite the republicans on a reasonable basis compromise." Text of Memorandum. New York. May 16—The Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune, commenting In the Tribune on the Sen ate Incident, gives the memorandum mentioned by the correspondent of the Chicago Tribune. The text follows: "To the President: • The game of the railroad senators Is to support Halley's amendment 'and In duce him tn agree to a broad right of re view. What, that Is to he Is not certain, hut the principal object Is 'to heat him' (meaning the President.) "Mr. Tillman, however, considers him self as acting with the President to pass the review clause with the minimum amount of court power and will not enter Into any such game. "\VM. E. CHANDLER." Engineer Killed. Buffalo. N Y., May 16 — A Wabash pas senger train running over the tracks of the New York Central within the city limits ran off an open switch today. The engine and three of the coaches were wrecked. James Howe, engineer of the train, was killed and two other trainmen were painfully injured. SENATOR BAILEY DENIES CHARGE Attach Chicago Newspaper for Malting False Sfatement “PUBLICATION MALICIOUSLIE” Denies Strongly the Assertion In a Paper That He Was Responsible for Failure of Agreement President and Tillman. Washington. May 16. The calm of the Senate's discussion of the railroad rate bill was disturbed today by n personal in terruption by Senator Bailey, who rose on a question of personal privilege to make a reply to a charge made in a Chicago paper yesterday by a Washing ton correspondent to the effect that Mr. Bailey had been responsible for the fail ure of an agreement between the Presi dent and Senator Tillman. Former Sena tor Chandler was given authority for the statement that Tillman had been suspic ious of Bailey, who, it whs also stated, was really opposed to rate legislation and was also in constant conference with Senator Aldrich with the purpose of de feating the rate hill. After this state ment had been read. Mr. Bailey took the floor and said deliberately: “1 have taken no part In the question of veracity between the President and Mr. Chandler and 1 had not even given any public expression on the subject of good faith becuuv' I know nothing about either question. I have never conferred with the President directly nor with Mr. Chandler. It was, therefore, a mat ter of great surprise when the senator called my attention to the extract which I have read. “The correspondence I understand was sent by a correspondent who is very close to the White House a^id Is pre sumed to speak with some degree of authority concerning transactions there. ! do not know ns to the truth of that and J don’t charge that his statement wan made with authority. But 1 denounce the publication as an unqualified, deliberate and malicious lit*. I denounce that cor | respondent as an unqualified, deliberate and malicious liar. I denounce the man who Inspired the statement as an un qualified, deliberate and malicious liar, whoever In* may he ami however high the office he holds." Was Impressive. The statement was made in a deliberate monotone, but it was nevertheless im pressive. It was received with absolute silence and the silence continued for a. few moments until. Indeed. Senator Till man had taken the floor also on a. ques tion of personal privilege, because the article quoted had stated that lie had been suspicious of Mr. Bailey. He had read the parts of the correspondent’s letter which Mr. Bailey had omitted and then proceeded with ids statement, say ing: • } “This correspondent is undoubtedly a muck rake into whose hoe the handle goes for what hands hold it. J will not j attempt to say." He said he counted eight distinct false hoods in the article, hut he desired to address himself first to a denial that he had ever hern suspicions of Senator Bailey. He declared his great esteem and admiration for the Texas senator and that cordial relations had always existed. Ai ticles of this character are being sent broadcast over the country, said Mr. Till man, at the instance of the republican machine to “befuddle" tin* situation. As | to tlie statement by Attorney General Moody that he could see no ‘hope for any agreement on any amendment unless li was drawn by the senators themselves. ! Senator Tillman said that was an adroit effort t<> give color to the* President’s re- | treat behind the Allison amendment. “I do not care to pursue this subject fur ther,” said Senator Tillman, "but that future historians may be aide to get at the truth as to who lied, 1 shall make an other contribution.” He then had read the letter sent him today by former Senator Chandler in re sponse to Senator Hodge’s denial for the President of Senator Chandler's former statement. Bailey Again Takes Floor. When Senator Tillman concluded Sen ator Bailey again took the Moor and said that liia attention had been called to an other article printed in the New York Tribune of today. He said it was of the same character as that printed by the Chicago Tribune, and that evidently they hail been timed to bring them both to Washington at the same time. Pointing to the press gallery he said: “I intend to go Into the Record upon the statement of more than one reputable newspaper correspondent In that gallery, and as a rule they are as honorable as senators on tills floor, on their authority I state that the two chief cuckoos of this administration are the correspondents of tin- New York Tribune and the Chi cago Tribune. “And therefore it seems to m» conclu sive that this slander proceeds from the White House. I hope for t'he honor of my country that it does not proceed from the President himself. "Rut If he be a man of high sense of honor he will see to it that senators are not slandered l»v his subordinates, and the miserable wretch who communicated to these nev/sn.ipers and who sought through them to communicate to the country a slander on me which people might discuss rather than the Issues that have been raised, lie Is unfit for hln high office, and the man who perpetrated that Infamy will pay for it with his position; and If the man continues to. hold his office it Is to be assumed that what he has done has been vith the approval of hts chief.” Tillman Commended. Columbia. S. C., May 1G.—The demo cratic. state convention in sesion here today adopted the following resolution: “Revolved. By the democratic conven tion of South Carolina, that the fearless and able, and consistent course of our senior senator. B. R. Tillman, in the I nited States Senate, commands our ap proval and we tender to him this expres sion of confidence.” “iinrLis" HEARD IN WE Tillman and Bailey Again Air President's Conference Affair UANIELS ALSO MIXES IN Has Sharp Colloquy With Senator Till man Over Amendment to Anti Pass Provision—Concluded In Committe of Whole. Washington. May 1»5. -The recent efforts of the President and the democratic sen atorial leaders to reach an agreement on the rate bill received further notice In the .Senate today from Senators Dailey and Tillman. The matter was referred to by the Texas senator In the course of a personal explanation railed out by an article In the Chicago Tribune, charging Mr. Bailey with failure to Hud common ground and by Mr. Tillman in a speech In support of Mr. Bailey, and in present ing a further statement from former Senator Chandler. Tn his address Mr. Bailey denounced the article in question as a •'lie” and the author and inspirer of It as "liars.” There also was a sharp colloquy be tween Senators Daniels and Tillman over an amendment to the anti-pass provision. The consideration of the rate bill in com mittee of the whole was concluded, and the measure was then reported to the Senate, where there will he opportunity to review and alter till the amendment* heretofore made. Practically the entire day was devoted to the consideration of the anti-pang amendment which was adopted after making so many exceptions as to arouse % laughter In the Senate every time the provision was read. The work of the Senate, as such, was confined t<> the partial consideration <>f the pipe line provision, which was so amended as to strike out the Morgan proviso extending its operations to other countries whev< the Vnlted States liad jurisdiction. i The Senate will meet tomorrow at 11 o'clock, Anti-Pass Amendment. IT pun convening today the Senate prompth took up the railroad rate hill, the attii-pasH amendment hclug the Im mediate subject of consideration. Senator Culberson presented* a substi tute* for the provision adopted earlier In the session. The substitute so modified the provision so as to permit members of fam ilies of railroad employes, bona fide at torneys for railroads, whether constantly employed or not and the earn takers of live stock to accept free transportation. Senator MoCumber chided the Senate for fickleness, saying that after taking action on the pasH question a few days ago the senators had been sent tumbling over one another by the receipt of a few tele grams in opposition to the amendment. He contended that the Incident Illustrated the Influence of the railroads and the had effect of too much paternalism. Senators Bailey and Clay advocated the limitation of inhibition against passes to officials of the government and federal Judges, contending that Congress could not exercise authority over the grant ing of such favors to private individuals. Senator Culberson said that his purpose In presenting the amendment had been to get rid of a very vexatious practice in the southern states. Senator Daniels sought to have th# provision so amended so as to include the families of attorneys, among those who may receive passes and, senator 'nil man said that Mr. Daniels' amendment would make the provision a laughing stock and suggested that Mr. Daniel should withdraw his amendment so that we "can get to something else." Daniel’s Retort. The Virginian did not Ucept with fa vor the character'Izcation of his amend ment. "I don’t Intend to sit still and listen to the misrepresentation of my amendment in your unjust and passionate manner," he said. He had Interrupted Mr. Tillman to make this statement and notwithstanding he spoke in evident anger, the South Carolina senator apparently did not re sent what was said. I!«- replied by calling attention to the fact that Ida antagonist was proceeding In his time and added. "I propose to retain the floor and also to retain my temper.” Mr. Daniel did not. however, take th# hint to surrender tlie floor and he con tinued his remarks, saying "your man ner Is rough and, Insulting to gentlemen with whom you are debating.” Mr. Tillman still kept his temper and yielded the floor to the Virginian In order that the latter might continue hi* speech. An amendment limiting the prohibition against the Issuance of passes to mem bers of Congress, federal judges anil offi cers In the executive departments of the government, offered by Mr. Bacon, was voted down, 33 to 42. The Culberson amendment was then extended so as to except so many per sons and classes that when read It arous ed general merriment on the floor of the Senate. Culberson Amendment. A. provision related to ex-Confederate soldiers was Inserted at the suggestion of Mr. Baton and when Mr. Spooner asked if the exception was Intended to apply to ex-Oonfederate soldiers In Congress, he replied In the negative, but said “If It did, there nre so few of us that It would not matter.” A substitute authorizing one railroad company to Issue pusses to the employes and officers of another road offered by Senator Beveridge was then voted down. Senator Galllnger moved to amend the provision as It then stood by adding to the exceptions “families of attorneys, their sisters and their cousins, and their aunts." Senator Culberson promptly moved to lay the amendment on the table, saying that the New Hampshire senator could not kill the amendment by his effort to reduce it to ridicule “offensive as It Is.” Mr. Galllnger withdrew his amendment. (Colntlnued on F*ghth Pag*)