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WENTY-FTFTH YEAR. NO. 107. A M USEMENTS |os Angeles Theater ~V- fc^lWlWtf^ OJt j 7T-V-. EVERYBODY BAYB' 'ITB THE GREATEST OF ///atinea Uoaay THEM ALL." TONIOHr—Last chance to see WatkeiVS "You have to "It is to laugh r Laugh." _ and you do it" m** Sfiu/ger -s- r- £o;?<?y J stand -N-Y-iourm, Scan now on tale Prices, 25c, 60c, 7Sc, ILOO. Telephone Main 79 ■ Lo> Ange.es' Society Vauderllle Theater s^S«=S VV>WrVV\\V Prof. Doherty'a Canine circus. Introducing 1" V snow-white pood.et; ('arietta, tne world's greatest contorttonst; John J.—Boyd and Oro—Walter F, Grotesque Acrobatic Comedians; DeM. Felix, Mintaturo Vaudeville Clroua, otowna, ponies, baboons, etc ; positively last week of Ola Hayden, Voauvlo.no Quartette. Cilia, the Marvotous servals Leroy. Illusionist and Magician PRICKS NEVER CHANGING—Evening reserved seats, '.'So and 6Uc; gallery, me. Regn'ar Mat inees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Telephone Main 1447 gurbank Theater JOHN c - FISHER ' Manager TONIGHT and Remainder of Week Shaw Company In The Yankee f~)l-l Laughter from Farmer Comedy Via farmer QteObtns st an to Finish SATURDAY MATINEE . ■ ■ . ■ & lp OJ a „ W, niUo Prices, lac. 26c, 85c, o)c Tolcphoiio Main 1270 Theater madame oder oe nicolas, Direotrice. TJurner Jffaii, Sunday, January /6, at & oclock Mine. ODER DE NICOLAS and her company In tho popular military opera eomlqueby Donizetti . . Who of the ffiegimont . . GRAND CHORUS. ELABORATE COSTUMES. General admission. '.Be. Toltphono Main 1461. Hazard's Pavilion—<sW Ziontght AND ALL THIS WEEK •■ • • O 1 PTHtrSiSTTHtVf 'Trr\T*Ctfi tr\hrkllt ever happened (L IS/ «3 If %»J/£\J%A/ > Audiences Delighted, Astonished ' |, and Amused i, Jjhe Sreat Sieason In the most instructive-educational exhibitions of Horsemanship in the world. ENTIRE PERFOMANCE GIVEN WITH VICIOUS HORSES Admission to all parts of house 25c. Grand Band Concert from 7:30 to 8:15 p. m. Qstrlch Farm South Pasadena ... THE FIRST . . . X ffiaby Ostn'ch X PROM MR. AND MRS. CLEVELAND'S %c a 1 i OJ , _> nest was Jfatched Yesterday NOW i? the time to visit the farm, all the birds being in full plumage. Park p. D. BLACK, Lessee and Manager. -3C£..Continuous Conning Sunday, commence* %JlarQS ana *SlOUnttS at 10:30 a. in, rain or shine. .. Jfcorse vs. $}/eye/e.. Five-mile race between Robert Hackney's great running horse. PRINCE HOOKSR. and a tan dem bicycle ridden by Palmer and l.acy. providing tho weather ls favorable and track is In good condition, for v pur<e of *100 Admission, 2Vs Ladies fre». 'lake Main street cars to park. Music by Sevonth Regiment Band £outhern California Coursing Park Tho Lnrgost and Finest Coursing Park In the Jtato. Situated ra 7? ■ tn on the i,6th St. Branch of the Ssfita Monica Electric Railway SCOUna iJnp life Sunday, January /6 28 7)off Stake Owing to the training of hrm a on this park all coimei art- suro to be long ones to Pjrg 'iV—Undt'>< fn- j (California Limited Via Santa Je tfoute Wi , o , j.j IT • Il for first-class travel only, bnt there la no extra charge XjAis Optend/et Oram beyond the regular ticket fare, Leaves Lo» Angeles at 8:00 a.m..Tuesdays and Fridays I ' "I Leaves Pasadena at B:JS a.m. .Tuesdays and Frl.iayS Donblo Drawing Room Leaves San Bernardino at 9:46 a.tn. .Tuvadoyi and Fridays Sleeping Cars, Dining Arrives Kansas City at.... 6:10 p.m..Thursdays and Sundays c ars g u ff„t Smoking Arrives St. Louis at 7:00 a.m. .Fridays atid Mondiiys c „ f or Kansas City. Arrives Chicago at »:4Sa.m..Frldaysand .Mondavi St. Louis, Chicago. Arrives Washington at 11:65 Saturdays and Tuesdays Arrives New York 8:00 p.m. .SaturdaysandTuesdays 1 Tbe Dining Cars are managed by Harvey and nerve breakfast after leaving Los Angeles. JtiCKEILOJFgic.B. goti |»ria* Iksst Shaped Track 6»ery Uuesday .. ®ono /n a 7)ay .... A SPECIAL EXPRESS, with observation oar. will be ran by the Santa Fe around thu Kite-Shaped Track, taking ln Redlands, Riverside and SU the beauties ol Santa Ana Cation. This tpedial train ln addition to ths regular service IBgJLBOOt XT AT-JQfr MftftQ gTBBBT £trlctly First-Glass • ~jfcotei Westminster... Refurnished and Rebuilt. American and European Plan. Steam Heat in every room. F. O. JOHNSON, Prop. pleSta Park — 39aseAatt . . . cof. Twelfth and'G I rand g Ave. 2 -p.M -2 fSan Bernard/no * Xos Jinaeies i^t^ NO TROOPS NEEDED The Seminole Indian Scare Is Practi cally Over EARLBORO,I.T.,Jan 14,-Excitement ls still Intense here over the recent burn ing at the stake of two Seminole Indians (fid the subsequent fear of the Indian uprising. Here public sentiment has favored the lynchers; at Wewoka, the ;apltal of the Seminole Nation, the sym pathy is all the other way, for it is be ieved that the lynchers tortured and iillcd at least one innocent man. United States Commissioner Walter Jones is holding court at Wewoka and :he deputies at the court are busy issuing mbpeneas and warrants in an endeavor :o bring the lynchers to justice. An eye-witness of the hanging and mrnlng of the Indians has volunteered lis testimony. As no attempt was made ty the lynchers to hide their Identity, it 8 probable that the leaders will be ar ested by the United States authorities ?hey can only be tried on the charge if kidnaping and taking the murderers iy force from the Seminole Nation. The dlling of the Indians comes under Okla loma jurisdiction. The Indians are sullen. White men vho have lived with them for years state hat a general outbreak will not occur, ut that there is great danger that the ndians will avenge themselves by klll ig, one by one, the leaders of the mob. THE SCARE OVER WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—Adjutant- General Tireck has received the follow-, Ing telegram from General Brooke, at Chicago, dated last night: "Major Eskridge telegraphs from Earlsboro, O. T., that all ls quiet there. Both sides have been excited and threat ening. There is no hostile gathering of Seminoles. None is probable and the whole thing was a grand scare, which is all over. In view of this information, I do not deem it necessary to send any troops to the border between Oklahoma and the Seminole nation as contemplat ed by your telegram of last night." Will Wipe Out Debts SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14.—The debts of the Methodist churches of San Fran cisco, aggregating $70,000, have been as sumed by the Church Extension Society, which has resolved that they' shall be paid in full as soon aa possible. The amount due ls to be divided into 7000 shares of $10 each. An earnest canvass is to be begun at once to induce wealthy members to sub scribe large amounts, and others as their means allow. It is expected that within six months the last dollar will be paid in. Dudley Will Prosecute STANFORD, UNIVERSITY, Cal., I Jan. 14.—Prof. W. B. Dudley, who was | arrested at Soquel as a counterfeiter by two officers of that district, says he will prosecute) the case against the arresting officers, that students may not be sub jected to similar treatment when they go out botanizing THE HERALD AMERICAN LEGATION Is Guarded by Troops at Madrid WEYLER WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT THE CUBAN RIOTS WERE NOT BIGGER Consul General Lee Reports That Order Has Been Restored In the Cuban Capital Special to The Herald. MADRID, Jan. 14.—The uneasiness in this city has been increased by recent events at Havana, and, as a matter of precaution, tho American legation ls strongly guarded. Though there are no symptoms] of a popular agitation, the military residing ln Madrid show excite ment, but are being quickly quieted down by a promise that the army will be effectively protected against press at tacks. The Carlists and Weylerites expected that the Havana events would be bigger than they have been. They thought the Havana volunteers would Join. The Carlists and Weylerites are much agitated here over the rumor that Carlist armed bandß are ready to rise near Madrid and in other provinces, chiefly Cagtellon, Alclcante and Tarra gona, but the marquis of Carralbo, rep- reaentattve of Don Carlos, Immediately ordered the rising not to take place. LEE' 3 LATEST REPORT WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—(8y Asso ciated Press.) The last news of the day from Consul General Lee came to the state department about 2 o'clock, and was at once sent over to the White House. It went to confirm the previous report, and was a simple statement by General Lee that at noon all was quiet In Havana. SAILING ORDERS ISSUED WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—Orders for sailing from Hamplon roads of the At lantic squadron have been made public. These orders are made by Admiral Sic ard, and are issued in identical form to the commanders of the various ships making up the squadron. They are dated at Fort Monroe, January 11, on board the flagship New York, and begin as follows: "Sir: The squadron ls to be prepared to sail from Hampton roads, weather and contingent circumstances permit ting, with steam for 10 knots, at 10 a. m. on Saturday, January 15, for the vicin ity of the Dry Tortogas, off the coast of Florida. Vessels will unmoor in the morning watch, unless signal is made to the contrary. Squadron under sail ing orders at 8 a. m. "The order of ships will be: First division—(l) New York, (2) lowa, making the first section; (3) Massachusetts, (4) Indiana, making the second section. "Second division— (5) Texas, first sec tion. The Fern will proceed singly to Key West, unless otherwise directed. "The New York, lowa and Indiana will proceed from Hampton roads to the first sea rendezvous off Currituck, N. C, lat itude 6.30 N., longitude 75:20 W., in about 15 fathoms of water, the lighthouse bear ing W.SW 7-8 W„ distant 25 miles, and will remain ln that vicinity, weather per mitting, until noon Sunday, the 16th. They will then proceed to a second ren dezvous off Cape Fear, N. C, ln 18 fath oms of water. Frying Pan shoal ligljt being north, distant about 17 miles, and remain in that vicinity until about 6 p. m. Tuesday, January 18, when they will proceed to Dry Tortugas, communi LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15. J8?8 eating possibly by some light-draft ves sel with Key West ln passing that port. "It Is expected that the Massachusetts will leave the navy yard on Friday, the 14th Inst., and the Texas on Saturday, the 15th Inst. The Massachusetts will endeavor to Join the flagship first on the Currituck rendezvous, and If that ls missed, then on the Cape Fear rendez vous. It is hardly expected that the Texas will be able to Join the flag on the Currituck rendezvous; therefore, di rectly the Massachusetts Joins there (prior to noon of the 16th), the squadron Will not then await the Texas, but pro ceed to the Cape Fear rendezvous, and there It is expected that the Texas will be able to go by G p. m. on Tuesday, January 18. Should the Massachusetts miss the flag at both rendezvous, or any ship he separated from the flag by weather or other contingencies, the next, third and final rendezvous will be the harbor of Dry Tortugas, where they will await the Hag. "While the squadron ls on the Florida drill ground, which will Include ncca- j slonal anchorages ln Dry Tortugas har bor, the post and telegraphic address will be Key West. "The above dates for sailing and ren dezvous are subject to change due to the completion of repairs to vessels at New York or to heavy weather. Should the Brooklyn, Maine or other vessels participate ln the drills on the Florida drill ground, detailed orders will be giv en. It ls not intended that any of the battleships or armored cruisers (except the Maine) shall enter the harbor of Key West, except by special order of the commander-in-chief or in case of emer gency. (Signed) "SICARD, "Rear Admiral Commanding United States Naval Force on the North At lantic Station." CUBAN-AMERICAN LEAGUES NEW YORK, Jan. 14.—The chairman of the organizing committee of the Cu ban-American League makes public a letter from Hannls Taylor, former United States Minister to Spain, In which he says: "In every city in the United States a Cuban-American League should be Instantly formed, whose primary pur pose should be to arouse public opinion to demand the instant passage of the HANNIS TAYLOR Senate's belligerency resolution now pending in the House of Representa tives. When the demand ls opposed by the wornout technical pretext that the insurgents are not entitled to such action until they have first established a complete de facto government, the answer should be promptly made that the law of nations demands no such thing; that the resolution in question need only recognize the fact that there Is now ln Cuba a state of war." The Cuban-American League has sent out a circular requesting the Mayor of every city in the United States and the Sheriff or ranking officer in every county to at once appoint a committee ln every ward ln the city and each township of the county to organize a local branch of the Cuban-American League. REPORTS OF THE RIOT NEW TORK, Jan. 14.—A dispatch to the Herald from Madrid says: The riots which have occurred in Ha vana have much significance. An officer, a strong Weylerite, who was to have been shipped home and who had been attacked in a newspaper for his bad conduct, went with some compan ions and wrecked the office of the paper. He was immediately joined by large crowds of the revolutionary element and they proceeded to wreck another news paper office, but the mob was stopped by the police and the officer arrested. He will be tried by a court-marital. The crowd increasing, the local volun teers were called out. The mob then dispersed with cries of "Long live Wey ler," "Down with Blanco, the United States and autonomy." This public demonstration and the ut terances of the crowd are evidences not hitherto . given and showing that the feeilng of the reactionists when probed ls equally bitter toward the Spanish government and the United States. The government version issued ls very brief. It says that all trouble ls over, thanks to the loyalty of the volunteers. El Heraldo makes the greatest feature of all the papers, having a whole page with a heading right across. Military Mutineers in Havana. A cable dispatch from Havana says that a new law to prevent the press of Cuba from attacking the Spanish army (Continued on Page Iit^ LAPLAND REINDEER Reach New York En Route for the Klondike PUT THEM IN GOTHAM'S ZOO THE BELIEF EXPEDITION IS ABANDONED The Steamer Elder Sails for Skaguay With a Full Load of Anxious Gold Seekers Associated Pre3S Special Wire NEW TORK, Jan. 14.—Eleven rein deer arrived today on board the Wilson line steamer Martello from Hull and will be shipped to the Klondike region. MA V START A ZOO PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 14.—General Merriam, commanding the department of the Columbia, this morning re-ceived a telegram from the war department In structing him to postpone the departure of the relief expedition to Alaska. Ac cordingly, the contract to ship the ex pedition from this port on the steamship Oregon January 23 has been withdrawn. The pack train is still held at Fort Van couver, and the drilling of the guard for It will go on. The orders effect a tem porary abandonment of the expedition, and it la understood they were based on the recent reports that there will be no starvation nor suffering in the Yukon country that the government relief ex pedition could relieve. Agent Poston of the Pacific Coast Steamship com pany states that his company Is glad to be relieved of the contract to transport the government pack train to Alaska, as it has already more business offered than It ls possible to handle. The steamer Geo. W. Elder sailed to night for Skaguay and Dyea, with 350 passengers and a full cargo. Six hun dred horses and nearly 600 dogs go north by the Elder. A STEAMER SURRENDERS SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 14.—The Can adian steamer Danube of Victoria vol untarily placed herself in the custody of the United States authorities today. Last December the Danube violated the customs regulations of Alaska. Or ders were issued to seize her, but she sailed out of American waters before seizure could be made. The Danube wants to enter the Alaska trade this season, and her owners, with a view of purging the boat of her of fense, decided to bring her here and put her through a seizure process, In order to block any similar attempt in Alaska. The United States attorney is preparing libel service. FOR YUKON SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14— Six large harges and three river steamers for serv ice on the Yukon and its tributaries are building at the shipyard of P. D. White law & Son. The boats are for the Alaska Exploration Company, in which the Rothschilds are largely interested, and will coat more than $250,000. The boats will be taken apart and shipped to Un alaska, where they will be set up and lowed to the mouth of the Yukon. The pieces of the nine boats will be stowed in the hold of the American ship Sln tran, which will be towed to Dutch Har bor by the tug Fearless. The distance to Dutch Harbor is 2030 miles and the feat of the Fearless, if successfully ac complished, will break the Pacific Coast long-distance towing record by almost a thousand miles. CANADIAN MINING LAWS OTTAWA, Ont., Jan. 14.—A commit tee of the Cabinet has drawn up new regulations for mining in the Yukon which make important changes. It is now stated that the alternate claim reg ulation has been abandoned and that the government proposes to reserve al ternate blocks of ten claims, which, It is thought, will give miners a better op portunity to operate. The present in tention ls to reserve the government blocks until they are disposed of at pub lic auction. Another feature of the new regulations is the abandonment of the sliding scale of royalties. Instead, an even royalty of 10 per cent will be ex acted from all miners. WHISKY SEIZED PORT TOWNSEND, Jan. 14.—Cus toms officers seized 402 quart bottles of whisky on the steamer City of Seattle just before she sailed for Alaska. A small quantity on the City of Topeka was also found. CHARTERING TUGBOATS PORT TOWNSEND, Jan. 14.—John B. Libby, manager of the Puget Sound Tug Boat Company, left last night for San Francisco, where he will endeavor to charter three tug boats. The in creased demand for tug boats is due to the Klondike travel. TWO MORE STEAMERS STOCKTON, Jan. 14.—C. M. Hamilton and C. R. Clow, representing two Chi cago companies, today let two contracts to the Jarvls ship yard in this city for two steamers to be built for the Yukon river. The steamers are to be built complete except the upper works, and calked, with all machinery on board, and the contract calls for their betag launched by the 15th of March next. One steamer will be 65 feet long, and the other 62. After being launched they will be given their trial trips and then taken to San Francisco, whence they will form the deck load of a vessel bound for St. Michaels. There they will be launched again from the vessel's deck, and will be almost Immediately ready for work. The two companies do not propose to go Into the transportation business, and the steambers are not to be built for that purpose. They are to lie used by their owners for prospecting INDEX j TO THE TELEGRAPH NEWS Prince Henry seems to have struck a snag near the place where Pharaoh got Into trouble, once upon a time. Racing at Oakland results so dis astrously to the talent that the book makers will soon be forced to bet among themselves. An article, said to be Inspired by the pope, advocates the formation of an Italian republic, and asserts that either the Vatican or the Italian mon archy must go. The American legation at Madrid is carefully guarded by Spanish troops but no disorder threatens; Lee reports from Havana that rioting has ceased and the city is perfectly quiet. The senate spends the day discuss ing the confirmation of McKenna to he associate Justice of the supreme court, and then postpones action for a week; the house is timid about Cuban debate under the present circumstances and substitutes subjects guaranteed to be free from danger. Eleven Lapland reindeer arrive at New York, and may as well be kept by the managers of the zoological gardens, for the Yukon relief expedi tion has been abandoned; the steamer Elder sails for Skaguay with 350 pas sengers; from all over the country come reports of preparations for the spring rush to the gold fields. the river and Its tributaries. Both will be supplied with apparatus for dredging and for washing the dredglngs. In one party there will be ten men, and in the other six. They will take a supply of provisions, etc., to last two years from the first of next June, when they expect to be leaving St. Michaels on their trip up the big Alaskan river. LAWS FOR ALASKA WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—Attorney- General McKenna today submitted to the senate a special report made by the committee to revise and codify the crim inal and penal laws of the United States concerning the criminal and penal laws relating to Alaska; also a code of crim inal procedure for that district ln the form of a bill which accompanied the report of the committee. In its report the commission says that as no organi zation of the territory of Alaska, the District of Columbia and Indian Terri tory has been authorized ln congress which contemplates local self-govern ment, It Is required to codify the crim inal and penal laws peculiarly appli cable to these territories. The criminal laws of the United States will form the body of the code which the commission is to prepare. The commission points out that by \irtue of the act providing a civil government of Alaska, the laws of Oregon become laws of the United States. The commission suggests that if the bill which It reports be enacted into a law it will furnish a complete penal code for Alaska. SMITH APOLOGIZED VICTORIA, B. C, Jan. 14.—Collector Milne is in receipt of a letter from Skaguay, in which it ls alleged that J. H. Smith, United States commissioner for Dyea and Skaguay, claims a strip of land three miles down from the head of Lake Bennett, which is near the boun dary line, as It is defined by the United States, and which would give the United States control of the territory from the coast to the lakes. Commis sioner Smith, the letter alleges, has or dered all locators of lots to have them recorded with him. A party of Ameri cans, the writer says, followed up the commissioner's declaration by hoisting the American flag Just below the police barracks, where the Union Jack was flying. The police demanded an ex planation, and after some parleying the flag was hauled down and an apology tendered. RUCKER'S REPORT PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 14.—The re port of Major L. H. Ruckerof the fourth cavalry, who was sent to Dyea by the war department to ascertain the condi tion of affairs ln the Yukon, was re ceived by General Merriam today at Vancouver barracks. From his inter views with those who have come out from Dawson recently and from his ob servations of the Chilkoot and White passes, Major Rucker conncludes: First —That while there ls a shortage of stores in the Yukon basin, a state of famine does not at present exist, nor is it likely to exist ln the immediate fu ture. Second—That a large expedition, with quantities of supplies hauled on sledges by horses or reindeer, could not proceed down the Yukon further than the foot of Lake Labarge, 400 miles from Dawson. Third —That reindeer on such an ex pedition are no more esrviceable than are mules or horses. Fourth —That If government assist ance ia conspicuously needed in the Yu kon it would be when the stores now in the hands of the people are exhausted, which Is not likely, from all he can learn, to be earlier than April or May. He therefore recommends that if the snow locomotive company which has a contract wjth the government, does not convey the relief into the Yukon during February, the government pack trains with sledges should carry them across Chilkoot pass and on the lakes and rivers to the foot of Lake Labarge dur ing the month of March, and there await the breaking up of Ice In the Yukon. The supplies could then be taken to Dawson in boats. The Chicago Snow and Ice Transpor tation company, which has a contract with the government to haul the relief expedition supplies from Dyea to Daw son, notified General Merrlam today that they would be unable to start their snow train Into the Interior earlier than the middle of February. The contract which the company has with the gov ernment allows that length of time In which to start the expedition. General Merrlam has, therefore, extended the time of starting the expedition to some time ln February, I Ten Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS STUBBORN SENATORS Will Not Confirm McKen na's Nomination A. P. A. CHARGES DON'T COUNT ASSERTED LACK OP ABILITY CALLS FOB CARE House Managers Fear Fiery Speeches on Cuba and Substitute Subjects Much Less Dangerous Associated Press Speoial Wire WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—After the transaction of some routine busi ness In the senate today, Mr. Hoar, of Massachusetts, presented the fol lowing resolution, proposing an amend ment to the Constitution: "Resolved, That the following article be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States: "The term of office of President and ot the fifty-sixth Congress shall continue) until the 30th day of April, in the year 1899, at noon. The Senators whose ex isting term would otherwise expire om the 4th day of March, ln the year 1899, or thereafter, shall continue ln office until noon of the 30th day of April, succeed ing such expiration, and the 30th day o£ April, at noon, shall thereafter be sub stituted for the 4th of March as the commencement and termination Of of ficial terms of President, Vice-President, Senators and Representatives in Con gress." The resolution was referred to tha Committee on Privileges and Elections. A clerical error ln the resolution placed the date when the change should take place ln 1899, when It was Senator Hoar's intention that the date should have been 1901, which would extend Mr. McKinley's term for a little more than a month, instead of shortening It, as would have been the result ln the resolu tion as first Introduced, If it had be come a law. Mr. Hoar afterward changed the resolution ln accordance with his Intention. Mr. Quay, of Pennsylvania, offered the following resolution, which was refer red to the Committee on Indian Affairs: "Resolved, That the Secretaiy of the Interior shall be, and hereby Is, In structed to Investigate the facts attend ing the recent alleged atrocious burn ing to death of two Seminole Indians by a mob in Oklahoma Territory, and make a report thereon to Congress. "That the sura of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise, appropriated, for the investigation, apprehension and punishment of the guilty persons, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior." Mr. Lodge, of Massachusetts, ottered a resolution, which was agreed to, call ing upon the Secretary of Agriculture to supply the Senate with information as to the amount of sugar Imported into the United States, the amount of beet sugar produced in the United States; with what sugar, imported or domestic, the beet sugar comes into competition, and what effect the Hawaiian sugar has or can have upon beet sugar produc tion in the United States. Mr. Tillman, of South Carolina, an nounced that on account of the illness of his colleague, Mr. McLaurln, he would ask that the eulogies upon the late Senator Joseph A. Earle, which were to have been presented today, be postponed. The request wa!s granted. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION Almost the entire four hours of tho, executive session of the senate today were devoted to the indirect considera tion of the nomination of Hon. Joseph McKenna, now attorney general, to be associate Justice of the supreme court. The discussion was the result of an ef fort on the part of Senator Allen of Nebraska to secure a postponement for two weeks. In the end a compromise was reached, deferring consideration until a week from today, on the condi tion that the Nebraska senator should allow a vote to be taken on that date. The Hawaiian treaty was not touched upon during the session. The debase upon McKenna's nomina tlon was precipitated by Senator Hoar, chairman of the committee on judiciary, who called up the nomination in accord ance with his notice of yesterday and asked for Immediate action. In doing this Mr. Hoar spoke fully on the opposi tion to McKenna, saying that the judic iary committee had investigated most of the charges made and had reached the conclusion that they were without foundation. He said that the greater number of charges had been made by the members of the American Protective association, and as they had been founded solely upon the fact that Mr. McKenna was a Catholic in religion, they had not been deemed worthy of serious consideration. Mr. Hoar dwelt at some length upon these points, ex coriating any man who would attempt to inject a question of religion Into a controversy over a man's fitness for office. He said that surh an effort was entirely un-American and unpatriotic, and should not for a moment receh'e the consideration of fair-minded men. Senator White of California also spoke of the effort of the A. P. A. to In terfere with the course of the senate in (riving attention to a question, the determination of which should depend on considerations of fitness and justice as between man and man, rather than upon an appeal to bigotry, prejudice and a false claim of patriotism. He spoke of the A. P. A.s as fools, who could not be properly characterized In the senate. He had no patience, be said.