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EbTAIlLISllKD JUNK 1J, 1871.
Many Berrien Mark the Birthday of
Oonntry'i Father in New York-
Military Band and Big Ohonu Lead
Untio for the Occasion.
Tim Eat Oome for Dispassionate Convention
to 8ettle Color War.
Religious Scruples Make Fetes Infor
mal, bat Emhuir weeeptinn la
Held and Dinner Are
Given Aftrrwirdi.
NEW YORK, Feb. 22. Washington'
birthday n observed here by special serv
ice of patriotic societies, and many cler
gymen made the anniversary the subject
of their sermons.
The Bona of the Revolution of the state
Of New York had Its thirteenth annual
service In the Presbyterian church. At
Carnegie, halt patriotic mass meeting was
conducted under the auspices of the west
aide branch of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association. Patriotic airs were
rendered by the Seventh regiment
band and the New York festival cho
rus of 300 voices, the audience joining In
the national anthem and the battle hymn
of the republic.
Booker T. Washington was the orator at
a memorial meeting held tonight In the
Academy of Arta and 8clences.
Convention to Settle Rare War.
The speaker devoted his addresses to the
consideration of the race problem and said
In part:
Unlike the Indian the original Mexican,
or the Hawaiian, the negro, so far from
dying out when In contact with a stronger
and olfferent race, has continued to Increase
in numbers to such an extent that whereas
the race entered bondage twenty In num
ber, there are now more than ,O0O,0OO. Ho,
1 want to emphasise the truth that whether
we are of northern or southern birth;
whether we are black or white, we must
face firmly the stubborn fact that In bon
dage and In freedom the negro, In spite of all
predictions to the contrary, has continued
year by year to Increase In numbers until
lie now forms about one-seventh of the
. ntlre population, and there la no sign that
'.he same ratio of Increase will not hold
uood In the future. Further than this.
despite all the changing, uncertain condi
tions through which the rsoe has passed,
i.nd Is passing, you will find that every
year since the black man came Into this
country he has made a steady gain In ac
quiring property, skill and habits of In
dustry, education and Christian character.
To deal practically and directly with the
effalrs of my rBce 1 believe both the teach
ings of history and the result of everyday
observation should convince us that we
hall make our most enduring progress by
.sylng- the foundations carefully, patiently
:n the ownership of the soil, the exercise of
l.ablta of eccnomy, the saving of money,
the securing of the most complete education
.f hand, and head. and .Ihe. cultivation of
Christian virtues. - -
1 cannot believe, I will not believe, that
a country that invitee into Its midst every
type of European, from the highest to the
dregs of the earth, and gives these comers
helter, protection and the hlg:ieit en
couragement, will refuse to accord the
rami) proteotlon and encouragement to its
olack oltlsens. The negro seeks no special
privileges. All he asks la opportunity, that
i he same law which is made by the white
man and applied to the one race, be applied
with equal certainty and exactness to the
The age for settllp great Questions,
either social or national, with the shotgun,
the torch and by lynchlngs has passed. An
appeal to such methods is not worthy ol
either race. I believe the time has come,
and I believe It Is a perfectly practical
thing, when a group of representative
southern white men and northern white
men and negroes should meet and consider
with calmness and business sagacity the
whole business as viewed from every stand
point. .
Day Is Kept in Ronie.
ROME, Feb. 22. Beautiful, apringllke
weather prevailed here today, and some of
the Americans houses were bedecked with
the 8tara and Stripes.
Beoause of Washlngton'a birthday falling
on a Sunday, some objections were made
to holding receptlona today. These objec
tions, however, were smoothed away by
maklna the reception at the United States
embassy a purely Informal affair, at which
tea was served. It was a most enjoyable
affair, and the 600 Americana preoent In
eluded Dr. Nevln, rector of the Episcopal
church: Dr. William Burt, head of the
American Methodlat missions In Europe;
Bishop Burke of St. Joseph. Mo.; Monslgnor
Parrell!, director of the American college
Monslgnor Robert 8eton, the prothonotary
apostolic delegate; Colonel Tillman of West
Point. Mr. and Miss Cheats, Mr. and Mrs
Prescott Lawrence of New York. Mrs. Frauk
Morris Avery of New York, Mr. and Mra
Dudley Hickman of Boston, Allison Ar
mour of New York and Mr. and Mra. Sey
mour. 1
The Chinese minister, with tin staff of
the legation, also attended ss a compliment
to the Unite States.
The American college gave a dinner In
honor of the day, at which toasts were
drunk to the pope and President Roose
velt. Dr. Nevln also gave a dinner tonight to
several members of the Loyal Legion, In
cluding General Sawtelle, General Clos,
General Ripley Cole Pole and Major Ab
bott. The American and French ambassa
dors and Baton Blane, formerly Italian min
ister at Washington, were also among the
Liverpool Tramway Manager t
to Bupport City Ownership of
Public Franchises.
NEW YORK. Feb. 21. The steamship
Etrurla arrived today, after a rough voyage
across the Atlantic. Among the passengers
was C. R. Bellemy, manager of the Liver
pool tramways, which are under municipal
control. He cornea to attend a convention
at which the question of municipal owner
ship of all public franchises Is to be dis
cussed. He Is an enthusiastic advocate of
municipal ownership and says that the
Liverpool tramways have been operated by
the city since 1S9T and the experiment has
proved highly satisfactory.
Blahop Merrill Lies Seriously III at
Wesley Hospital, Chi.
CHICAGO. Feb 22 Blahop Stephen M.
Merrill of the Meihodlsl Episcopal church
Is seriously 111 at the Wesley hospital hers
with penumonla.
it was said tonight that he mas holding
his own. and bis doctors were confident
he would rseover.
Ultra Snt Tlilnk British (ioirrnmri
Appreciate Ilia Invf n.
(Copyright. 11.1, by Press Publishing 'o.)
UWDO.V, Frh. 22. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) -'" Marconi
rtlnrrl In the House of Con
weeks em the guest of Hennlkv
M. 1'., the postonVe reformer. " fa
Mr. Marconi complained bitterly to w
erai prominent statesmen, Including Pritm.
Minister Dalfour, to whom he win In
troduced, of the lukewarmness of the
Hrltlsh government toward his Inven
tion. Postmaster General Austen Chamberlain
doea not think the Marconi system Is suf
ficiently developed to be used a a method
of communication for commercial pur
poaea. "When It Is," he said In reply to
Marconi's complaint, "I havo no doubt
It will bo possible to secure Its advantages
for the public In this country. I am at
present In communication with the Mar
coni company on the aubjoct."
Pontiff Dines and 'Wines a Thousand
In Honor of Pontifical
ROME, Feb. 22. Today was a great day
for the poor of Rome, 1,000 of thein being
fhe guests of the pope at a dinner in the
Belvldoru court of the Vatican In honor of
his jubilee.
The tables were decorated with flowers
and miniature papal flags. TLe guests
were waited upon by nuns and the Swiss
guards In brilliant unlforma kept order,
tholr ben4 playing during the repeat. The
excellent menu Included wine and dessert.
Great enthusiasm was displayed and there
were repeated crlee of "Long live Pope
The pope desired to personally admin
ister his blessing on the gathering, but,
although ho was well, the doctors vetoed
his wish In order that he might husband
his strength for the coming functions.
Former Ambassador to Washington
Bald to Re Much Rroken
(Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, Feb. 22. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Ambassador
von Holleben has sought seclusion alnce
Ms return from Washington to Germany.
The World correspondent Inquired for htm
both at hla hotel and at the foreign min
istry without ascertaining his where
abouts. It la said the' ambassador was ex
tremely despondent when he arrived here.
There has been no mention In the semi
official papers of the kalaer having even
formally summoned him to the palace. Von
Holleben la spoken of In official circles a
a broken man and as no paper dare publish
any vindication of his course he Is liable
to pass the remainder of hla days under a
cloud of suspicion, though no offense has
ever been publicly set forth.
Tells Newspapers to Treet Saltan
Kindly and Ignore Russia's
Doings la Persia. .
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 22. The govern
ment. In a secret circular sent to the press,
calls attention to the declaration published
In The Official Messenger February 15, In
which the newspapers are instructed to re
frain from publishing articles hostile to
Turkey in connection with the Macedonian
Today's circular says the previous declar
ation clearly Indicated the constant desire
of the czar peacefully and earneatly to pro
mote reforms In Turkey, and It recom
mends the papers to abstain from super
fluous attacks upon the sultan, and the
Turkish government.
Another circular forbids the mention of
the participation of the Russian govern
ment and Its local agents In the construc
tion of highways In Persia.
Seldom Been Except at Church During-
Her Reoent Stay
in Paris.
(Copyright. 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Feb. 22 (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Mrs. John W.
x-wcaay. wno nas Deen staying quietly at
Moiei Kits ror tnree weeks, left for Rome
on Thursday to vlalt her daughter, Prin
cess Colonna. Mrs. Mackay lived retired
while In Paris, having no receptions, no
visitors, and going out rarely except to
the church of the English speaking
Catholics on Avenue Hoche, of which she
la one of the mainstays. She did not even
go down to dinner at the Rltz, but took her
meals In her own room. Her only com
panion was a little dog, of which she s
exceedingly fond, watching It with jealous
care since the loss of her former pet,
which died the laat time she was In Paris.
At Present Time tbe German Ruler
Is Enthusiastic Over the
(Copyright, 193, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN. Feb. 23. (New York World Ca.
blegram Special Telegram.) The German
kaiser la still enthusiastic about autonio -
hiiiJi n t. oftn k.. t. i.
Potsd.n. In a variety of horseless vehicles.
Being of a martial disposition it Is onlv
natural that he should seek to adapt motor
car. to the requirement, of war. He has
at least one that he usee on his visits to
troops. Inspections and other military ex
peditions, and It la reported that he In-
tends to use It at the next grand army
maneuvera. At the present moment, how-
his attention is being given largely
to engagements in which the powder tin-
ployed la not loaded Into cannon or rifles
Gardner Has a Dlvovee and
Now Studying
(Copyright, 1903, by Presa Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Feb. 22. (New York World Ca-
blegram 6peclal Telegram.) Mrs. Gard -
ner, the divorced wife of the Gardner of the
flrm of Gardner 8erpoflet, has returned to
Pari, for the season and will pursue her
musical studies.
It la proposed to organize next season a
series of musical recital. In Paris at which
American 4alent exclusively will be repre
sented and Mrs. Gardner probably will make
her debut then.
Keeps Up the Contest for His Pet Plan, the
Nicaragua Canal Route.
Mext Few Years Likely to Bee I.e. rare
.Additions to the Pnhlle Rnlldlna-
at the "eat of Rational
(ft. n a, Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. (Special.) The
manner In which Senator Morgan of Ala
bama has carried on hla fight against the
rnnama proposition and In favor of the
Nicaragua route Is a pathetic IllustratloVi
of the vigor and energy sometimes shown
by an old man In the United States senate.
It Is now nearly thirty years since Mr.
Morgan began to advocate the construction
of a canal across Nicaragua by the United
8ates. Since he began his propaganda
millions of dollars hsve been expended by
private Individuals and corporations In the
preliminary work of the construction of
a canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific
through the Nicaragua route. At various
times during that period It has seemed
probable that this particular plan would
be Indorsed by the federal government. But
at last the French company, owning the
rights and franchisee for a canal In the
republic, of Colombia, made euch propo
sition that It was deemed most expedient
to take up the work Inaugurated by De Les- J
seps and carry It to completion. After the i
United States had once been committed
to thia proposition It seems futile for any
one to undertake to negative the action
of the administration and of congress. Still
Senator Morgan never abandoned ths fight
for a moment. On the contrary he haa al
lowed no opportunity to slip by In which
he might continue his contest. During th.i
past few days the executive sessions of the
senate have been devoted to the consider
ation of the Panama canal treaty. No one
has thought for a moment from the outset
of the discussion that any possible contin
gency could arise which would lead the
United Statce to reoede from the action
which It has already taken and to provide
for a canal by the way of Lake Nicaragua.
Yet Senator Morgan haa talked day after day
in favor of his pet project. He Is an able
and brilliant man and when he becomes
enthusiastic upon any subject he can dem
onstrate his ability to discuss It to the
utmost degree. There are perhaps a dozen
senators who agree with Mr. Morgan that
the Nicaragua route is by far the better
of the two, and there are some who even
go so far as to assert that the day will
come when two canals will be necessary to
accommodate the commerce which must
pass from one ocean to the other. But
after all the Panama canal will be the first
constructed and It will, of course, be built
under the auspices of the United States
government. There can scarcely be a doubt
that Mr. Morgan realizes this fact, but the
knowledge has not prevented him from
doing everything In his power to further
his original proposition.
A few days ago ex-Senator Warner Mil
ler of New York was In Washington and
during his visit he took occasion to heartily
Indorse everything - that Mr. Morgan haa
done. Mr. Miller was one of the principal
promoters of the Nicaragua Canal com
pany, which concern spent more than
$1,000,000 In surveys and preliminary work.
Mr. Miller did not hesitate to express him
self very forcibly and he said that In hla
Judgment, acquired from a personal knowl
edge of the physical condition, that the
Panama canal can never be put into suc
cessful operation. Mr. Miller believes that
whatever money may be paid to the French
company for Its rights will be virtually
thrown away and that the day will come
within a very few years when the world
will admit that the Nicaragua route Is
the only feasible one.
Annex to the Capitol.
The house of representatives has again
demonstrated Its faith in Mr. Elliott Woods,
the superintendent of the capltol, who Is
the official architect of congress. "Uncle"
Joe Cannon, soon to be elected speaker, who
la not given to advocating extravagant ap
propriations. Is the father of the plan to
adopt Mr. Woods' Idea for the erection of
a great office building for the uae of mem
bera of the house of representatives and to
be, connected with the capltol proper by
subway. Upon Mr. Cannon's motion the
house adopted an amendment to the sundry
civil appropriation bill, authorizing the
purchase of a site and the expenditure of
$3,100,000 In the erection of the building
upon plans drawn up by Mr. Woods. It is
proposed to acquire the property facing Cap
lt0l park on the aouth, and to put up
modern convenient nmc hnllriln. which
will enable members to attend to the af
fairs of their districts in proper manner
without being compelled to pay office rent
out of their private purses. The extent to
which members are subjected to this ex
pense Is not realized outside of Washing
ton, and few people even here realize that
the offices maintained for the benefit of
their conatltuents by nearly 100 representa
tives must be maintained at the private ex
pense of tbe member. Some of these offices
cost from $1,000 to $1,200 a year. In addi
tion to the cost of clerks and stenographers
who occupy them. The senate, on the
other hand, furnishes each of its members
with a room. The majority of the senators
are quartered in what is known aa the sen
ate annex, a six-story building to the
north of the cspltol grounds, which was
erected for a hotel some fifteen yeara ago
by a man from Baltimore. The hotel nas a
dismal failure from the outset. The owner
of :he property found that he bad an ele-
j 1 . ' . " ' , , " K"-"1
cf frfurt be succeeded in unloading It upon
fhant on his hands, and after a great deal
' ,he, -" a comfortable advance
I on 1,8 orllnal c08t' SooD """ward It was
found necessary to practically rebuild tbe
T! TT !" """?!' of ",etr- .Toda'
It Is a mUerable substitute for a real office
bulliling, inconveniently located, badly ar
ranged and with nothing like modern faci II-
I "e8 ,or 'e tr,""8t'l,nn business. The
senate will undoubtedly Indorse the action
j cf ,he hoU8e ',n Providing. the mean, for
the erection of an office building for the
I PPu'r r,m,M" ions'-"- mere is alio
! a proposition pending to acquire a alte and
! "lt " imllar h north side
. , ih. .anitnl fin s. tn hnlanee nn aa I. 1
i capitoi so as to balance up, as it
the architectural s.ct of the sur-
ings. Whether or not thl. may be
during the present session of eon-
I round
I gress. It Is certain that a new office build-
i Ing tor tbe senate will be authorized within
a very few year.. Such a structure le badly
! needed, and the need is recognized on all
! sides.
ew Public Bu!ldlana.
Within the next five year, there will be
rereral notable addition, to the public
building, of tbe national capital. Con
gress ba. already authorized tbe erection
of a floe new bullrt'ng for the uae of the
Department of Justice. It would have been
(Continued ea FUUl Paga.)
Strike Rioters Attack Indiana Power
House and Injure Loyal
Work man.
SOUTH BEND, lnd., Feb 22 An attempt
was made by a mob of 1".0 men to wreck
the power house of the Indiana Railway
company and do Injury to the employes
here today.
There were seven men at the power
house when the attnek was'made. One, the
watchman, named Deltrbh. was thrown
bodllv through a window nnd seriously In
jured. J. A. Ovvltt and M. U Lester were
badly pummelled and gashed by brickbats,
stones and clubs.
The attack was planned for an hour
when It was thought the pollen could not
reach the scene In force, but a detail ar
rived In time to effect several arrests.
Among those srrested are two employes of
the company on strike. They will be
charged with conspiracy, riot and assault
with Intent to kill.
Conductors and Trainmen Heaeh
Settlement oa Wastes
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 22. The Chicago,
St. Paul, Minneapolis Umaha yesterday
reached a settlement with the committee
of. conductors and trainmen, who have been
negotiating for a 20 per cent Increase since
January 1.
A detailed schedule providing minute reg-
ulattons for each run and division on the
road was signed by the committeemen and
General Superintendent A. W. Trenholm.
The schedule will become effective aa soon
as It Is approved by the' grand officers of
the trainmen's organizations and the pres
ident of the road.
The moRt Important concessions gained
by the men were substantial Increases In
wages. On some runs the advance is as
high as 25 per cent.
The Great Western committee Is rapidly
approaching a settlement.
California Copper Miners End Fight
for Short Honrs and ow Com
bat Discrimination.
REDDING, Cal., Feb. 22. The strike at
the Mountain Copper company's mines and
smelters at Keswick is on again.
A demand for an eight-hour day was re
cently settled apparently satisfactorily to
both aides. Today the local committee of
the Western Federation of Miners an
nounced that the company was discriminat
ing against union men. a number ct whom
had been informed that they would not
be re-engaged. A strike was accordingly
declared. The manager of the company de
nies the Ltatements of the committee.
As a result of a disousston of unionism
today near Keswick a German hotel man
who was opposed to Iaber unions, was shot
and killed by George Galllnger, freight
agent and member of a railroad union.
Naval Authorltlea Propose Vigorous
Test of New Submarine Tor
pedo Craft.
NEW YORK, Feb. 22. The submarine
torpedo boat Protector, a new type of
vessel shortly to be tried for tbe purpose
of demonstrating Its capabilities to officers
of the United States navy, is belug over
hauled at City Island.
Protector was built In Bridgeport, Conn.,
by its Inventor and owner. Captain Simon
Lake. The vessel Is designed -for harbor
defense. It Is sixty feet long, of eleven
feet beam, draws twelve feet of water and
weighs about 200 tons. It Is built of steel
and equipped with two wheels to enable
It to travel along the bottom of the sea.
There are two torpedo tubes, one fore
and one aft while an opening In the bow
will admit of a diver leaving tbe boat to
cut cables or mine connections.
Goes to Aid Wages Conference la
Illinois, but Fears Miners'
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Feb. 22. John
Mitchell, president of the United Mine
Workers of America, left tonight ior
Springfield, III., where he will attend the
convention of the Illinois miners and the
joint conference with the operators.
The citizens of Springfield will give a
reception in his honor tomorrow night.
Mr. Mitchell says there may be trouble
In the settlement of the wage scale of
Illinois. The thin vein miners In the north
ern part of the district made a hard light
against accepting the wage scale agreed
upjn at the national conference and they
are still dissatisfied with the scale signed
with the basing point, Danville.
Mother and Daughter Blake Fatal
Mistake in Mlsluff Medicinal
Dra ft.
SCHENECTADY, N Y.. Feb. 22 Mrs.
George Stave, aged 5t, and her daughter,
Mrs. Lemuel David, aged 27, died today
from drinking wood alcohol.
They had been accustomed to drink small
quantities of hot diluted grain alcohol to
relieve Illness and during the night,
neither one being well, they prepared by
mistake wood alcohol and drank it.
Aged Financier Catches Cold Which
Speedily Develops Into
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 D. O. Mills, the
banker, who is In his seventy-eight year,
a week ago
whlrh develoi
he contracted a severe cold
ped Into the grip.
Caller, at hia reslden. e today were told
that Mr Mills' condition wa. not regarded
. criic
Fever Claims Another Student Victim
and Also Conquers Ithaca
ITHACA. N. Y.. Feb. 21. Two deaths
from typhoid occurred here today. One,
waa that of Francl. E. Swarti of Marlboro,
N. Y., a senior tn the Cornell college of
Isw. the twelfth student to succumb to the
disease, and the other that of Mrs. W. C.
Taber a resident of the cUy.
Statehood Debate Eoldi Senate Businesi
Back All Session.
Only K.laht lvaya Are Left In Which
to Make Appropriations Long
Sitting Seem Certain
WASHINGTON. Feb. 22. The course of
proceedings In the senate during the pres
ent week will depend largely upon tbe
statehood bill. If there Is no agreement
the bill will continue to cut a figure in the
proceedings whether It be under considera
tion or not. Just as It haa done for the
greater part of the session. If the canal
treaty Is proceeded with the statehood bill
It will do much to shape Its course; If the
treaty Is put aside and the appropriation
. - 1- ,W . I 111
I uiiib mKea up, nip Biaienuuu tjufBi iuu win
present Itself In the shape of riders on
those bills.
Postofllre Rill Firm.
According to the present program, the
postofllce appropriation bill will be the first
of the supply measures to be considered.
It Is Indeed the only one of these bills not
yet passed, which has been reported from
committees. It carries the statehood bill
as a rider, and unless an understanding Is
arrived at before the bill Is taken up the
question of Its retention will Immediately
confront the senate. That will be the crit
ical period In the statehood bill's career.
Some of the anti-statehood senators con
tend that it can be beaten as a rider and
advocate an Invitation to this test of
In accordance with the annual custom In
the senate on Washington's birthday, the
proceedings tomorrow will begin with the
reading of Washington's farewell address.
The reading this year will be performed by
Senator Dubois (la.). At the conclusion of
this ceremonw Senator Cullom (III.) will
move that the senate proceed to the con
sideration of the canal treaty in executive
session. If In tbe meanttm a compro
mise on the statehood bill haa been effected
it Is believed the ratification of the treaty
can be secured within a day or two. But
whether there is an adjustment on th
statehood bill or not, or whether the treaty
Is ratified or not, It is Intended that many
more days will be allowed to elapse before
taking up the appropriation bills. With
only eight working days of the session left,
all senators appreciate that It Is essential
that there should be little more delay In
voting the necessary supplies for the sup
port of ihe government for the next fiscal
Many Rllla In Danger.
Of the thirteen appropriation bills, six
have so far been considered by the senate
proper, but several of the remaining seven
have had the attention of senate commit
tees. Three have not, however, been re
ceived from the house of representatives.
Two of the appropriation bills, namely,
the pensions and the diplomatic and con
sular bills, have passed both houses and
received tbe signature of the president.
Thp legislative, executive and judicial bill
Is ready to go to the president; the army
bill Is In se-ond conference; the Indian i
and the District of Columbia bills, are both
in conference with many differences to ad
just; the postofllce bill has been reported
to the senate; the agricultural bill and
the military academy hill have received
final consideration at the hands of the
committees having them In charge and are
ready for report; and the sundry civil hill
Is undergoing the scrutiny of the commit
tee on appropriations and will be reported
during the week. The naval bill, the forti
fications bill, and the general deficiency bill
are still In the house of representatives.
In order to conclude Its work on the
appropriation bills and transact other ne
cessary business before March 4, tbe sen
ate will find it necessary, regardless of the
statehood bill and the canal treaty, to hold
longer aesstons than ordinarily and It Is
probable that during the greater part of
the time henceforth the dally sittings will
begin at 10 or 11 and run Into the night.
Tomorrow's session, however, begins at
Practically AJ1 Sessional Work Dis
posed of Except General
Deficiency Bill.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 22. The house en
ter, the laat full week of the session with
the decks practically cleared of everything
except appropriation bills. Only one of
these, tbe general deficiency, which was re
ported yesterday, remains to be passed.
Several Interesting contests are expected
on a number of bills in conference. Es
pecially spirited would be tbe fight over tbe
proposition to accept a statehood amend
ment if one should come to the house as a
rider on an appropriation bill. It would
command the solid support of the demo
cratic Bide, and It la believed enough re
publicans to accept It, although It would
be strongly resisted by the republican lead
er. The Philippine currency bill ha been
set for Tuesdsy.
The suspension day which, under the
rules, precedes the expiration of each con
gress, begin, on Wednesday and by
means of the parliamentary expedient of
making motions under suspension of the
rule parliamentary knots can be cut and
legislation expedited.
The Fowler currency bill will continue t
be the stop gap whenever matters are not
pressing, but there seems no prospect of
Its passage. There is an intimation, how-
ever, that it might serve a useful purpose
in case the Aldrlch deposit bill should
come over from the senate. It Is said that
the latter bill could be substituted for tbe
former without going to committee, either
by striking out all after the enacting clause
of the Fowler bill or through the opera
tlons of a apeclal rule. If neither of these
courses was adopted, the bill would be re
ferred to tbe ways and means committee,
which could report It forthwith, as It Is well
understood that a reference to tue com
mittee on banking and currency would be
equivalent to. Its death. The reference to
the ways and means con.mlttee can be
I " ' 1h, rmlnd ,h..
interest on government depos.t In the na-
tlona! bsnks, and to that extent la a reve-
nue mea.ure.
Sis Thousand Buffalo People Pay Re.
spects to Chicago's ew
BUFFALO. Feb. 22 Six thousand peo
ple today gave a farewell reception to
Most Rev. Jamea E. Qulxley, who. sen
week leaves Buffalo to take up hi work
aa archbishop of Chicago.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Monday;
Tuesday Knlr In Kst Probably Snow In
West Portion. ',
Temperature At Omaha Yesterdayi
Hour. Dest. Hour. Deg.
It n. m KM 1 p. m 42
a. m 2M U p. m 41
T a. m itN ! p. m .41
Ha. m Silt 4 p. in 4l
II a. in .12 It p. m 4T
in a. m ...... 35 H p. nt ...... 44
It a, m as T p. m 42
til m 4i H p. m 4(1
0 p. u 811
Pastor of Kountse Memorial Lutheran
Church Formally Presents
Hfs Resignation.
Rev. Edward Frederick Trefz, pastor of
Kountze Memorial Lutheran church for
three years and six months, formallv an
nounced his resignation to his congrega
tion yesterday morning. He will terminate
his connection with the church on Sunday,
April 12, to go to Blnghamton, N. Y., where
he will be pastor of the First Congrega
tional church. His farewell words expressed
regret at leaving and satisfaction with the
accomplishment of his work here. He de
clared tbst bis Incumbency of the pulpit
has been most happy. The members of the
church are requested to assemble Monday
evening, March 2, to declare the pulpit va
cant, according to the constitution. As to
his reason for making the change, Mr.
Trefz said:
"Apparently It seems that the question of
finance and prestige haa lent influence to
my decision, but this Is not true. When
the accounts are balanced my new field
presents no financial advantage, and surely.
I could not wield a greater power In cer
tain directions there than I have In Omaha
during at least tbe last two years. That
part of my ministry which I most enjoy.
and which I feel to be most Important,
have had no opportunity to exercise while
among you. The prophet of God must havo
time to spend at least an hour or two hours
each day In brooding and meditation and
listening to overturea from the Beyond.
He should, likewise, come Into personal
touch with each of his people, and from
this experience, bring forth his sermins
and the work of his ministry to its fullest
bloom and blossom."
As to his work here the clergyman says:
"In these three years and more of my
ministry, I have been privileged to see the
growth and prosperity of this church
through such marvelous strides as It never
enjoyed In Its previous history. We have
come from comparative obscurity to take
the foremost place In the front ranks of
the churches of this city. We have made
It a center of religious influence, a power
for righteousness, a refuge for the tempted
and distressed, and a source of encourage
ment and hope to all those who are cast
Representative Douglas Says All Mem
bers Are Not Satisfied with
Gross Receipts.
Representative Dougla of Rock county, a
member of the Joint revenue committee.
pent Sunday In Omaha. Speaking of the
bill which this committee has completed
and prbbably will Introduce today n the
bouse, he said there was some division
among the members as to certain provi
sions. For Instance, the amendment tacked
on within the past few day specifying the
new method of assessing franchises of cer
tain corporations to assess their gross
earnings aside from their tangible prop
erty. This did not meet the unqualified ap
proval of Mr. Douglas or some others of
the committee, and there is s disposition
to revise this feature of the bill.
Jt la understood from other source that
President Frank Murphy and W. V. Morse
of the Omaha Street Railway company and
Paul Clark, representing similar Lincoln
corporations, were instrumental in secur
ing the adoption by the revenue committee
of this amendment, assuring the members
that such a change would not decrease
their taxes, but would have a tendency to
Increase them. Yet they are said to have
argued that even If It did Increase them
thl would be more satisfactory to them,
a It would make the aasessment definite
and enable them to avoid annoying litiga
tion likely to arise under the present con
ditions. Senator Saunders of Dougla county, who,
by the way, on not preaent at the meet
ing of the committee at Lincoln when the
matter of assessing the public service cor
poration was up, I credited with being
stoutly opposed to any change In the prea
ent system of valuation.
Cudaby's Late Electrician Decides to
Return from Hudson Valley
Railway Job.
GLENN'S FALLS. N. Y., Feb. 22. General
Manager 8. 8. Joselyn of the Hudson Val
ley Railway company has resigned to be
come the general manager of the Union
Terminal Railway company, with head
quarters at Sioux City, la.
Chief Electrician C. C. Fitch of the Hud
son Valley railroad leave. In a few day
for Omaha, to resume his old position aa
chief electrician of the Cudahy Packing
company plants.
Pennsylvania Child Rolls Into Coke
Klin (pun Stumbling on
Hill Above.
CONN ELLS VILLE, Pa.. Feb. 22 Mary
Kohland, aged 11, met a horrible death to
night by being burned alive In a coke
The little girl In running down bill rolled
Into one of the hot ovens. Men at work
nearby broke Into the oven and secured
the body, but It was burned to a crisp,
hardly a semblance of a human form be
ing left.
Movements of Ocean teasels Fru. 22.
At New York Arrived: Etrurla, from
IJverpool and Queensiown; Hecla, from
Copenhagen and Chrlnilula; Muln, from
Bremen: Mtnnetonka from Ijndon. Sailed:
Menominee for lindon. ,
At The Lizard Passed: Flnlanh, from
New York, for Southumpion ami Antwerp.
At Inlstrahull I'nsned: I'omerunlan, from
New York, for Olasgow.
At Kingston, Jamaica, Arrived: Princes
Victoria lulae, from New York, on West
Indian cruise.
At Uverpool Arrived: Taurlc, from New
At Qiieetisiown Arrived: Ivernla. from
New York, for Uverpool. and proceeded.
Sailed: Campania, from Uvtrpool for New
At Movllle Billed: Ethiopia, from Glas
gow, for New Voik.
At Yokohama Arrived: Klimhu Maru.
from Seattle and Victoria, lllogo, Shang
hai and Hong Kong: Gaelic rrorn
Francisco via Honolulu for Hlogo Na
gasaki, ehangbai and ltoo stung.
Revenue Bill Will Certainly Be Presented
to House This Afternoon.
This is Done in Order to Eead Off Regular
Committee Opposition.
Indications that tbe Railroads Are Playing
(tame Under Cover.
Predicament of the Douglas County
Delegation Is Causing Much
Merriment for the Other
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 22 (SDeclal.)-The rrv
of "wolf" has been heard so often In con
nection with the introduction of the rev- '
euue bill that when the committee give
out the asaurlng statement that the bill
will be Introduced In the houee Monday
everybody aeems to be from Missouri. But
It really look, like nothing could atop the
bill now. It Is completed and every plan
has been made for ita presentation to the
lower branch of the legislature. The Idea
Is to introduce the bill at the afternoon
session tomorrow, when all the member
will be present. It will be submitted
the product of the joint committee p
pointed by the house and senate to frame
such a measure.
It will be recalled that the house rev
enue committee was ignored when the work
of drafting this Important' bill came up and
a special committee named from that body
to act Jointly wlh the regular committee
from the senate. There is therefore some
sore feeling on the part of some of the ,
members of this committee, and it I little
doubted that they would like nothing bet
ter than a chance to hang up the bill. But
they are very Lkely to be denied this priv
ilege as the plan Is to havo the bill go
directly to the general file, passing over
the heads of the regular revenue commit
tee, to which it would be referred to If
referred to any.
It is hsrdly safe to venture a prediction
as to the course of the bill or It fat
after reaching the legislature. It I known
from the gentlemen themselves, that same
of the revenue committeemen are dissatis
fied with certain provisions of the meas
ure and would like to have an opportunity
of amending It. Douglas, for Instance, who
from the start, was, of the opinion that
nothing but fragmentary revision hould be
attempted, la not In ympathy with tho
entire bill, though admitting that there I
much to cotrmend In It. He took excep
tion, when, In his absence, the committee
decided to slip In a goodly part of the Kan
sas revenue bill and not nntll last week
would he consent to meet with hi col
leagues on this account.-- Mr. Dtuglt and
other further object to the method of a- '
sesslng franchlsed corporations, a adopted
within the last few days. So that If the
bill Is torn to pieces after It reaches, tbe
house there will be little surprise.
Position of the Railroads.
V.'hat tbe railroads Intend doing about
the measure Is not certain. The Union
Pacific has nude known Its endorsement
of the bill and It I naturally supposed It
meets the approval of the other railroad
Interested. It waa, of course, the 'original
position of the railroads that revision of
the revenue laws waa unnecessary, but
since they were unablo to wholly prevent
revision, they have done the best they
could toward having tbe old laws revised
favorable to their interests and the ques
tion in, Have they not succeeded so ad
mirably a. to make opposition to the pas
sage of the bill superfluous? If they have
not, then they still have resources from
which to draw in trying to defeat tbe bill.
Within the past week toe presence at the
Capital City of such well known and astute
democratic politician as Benton Maret
and Jim Dahlman has given rise
to the s'ory that the railroads
were endeavoring to line up the fu.lont.ta
against this bill and tbe Omaha tax com
missioner bill. They cannot hope to se
cure all 'heir rtrength from the rank of
the majority and the wisdom of working
among the fuslonlst has become apparent
to them. The fuslonlst have kept mom
to what they Intend to do. Their leader In
the house. Loom is of Dodge, was one of
the most active and useful member of
he revenue committee and it I supposed
that if the bill meets hi approval, he may
exert hi. influence to bring hi. comrade. In
line for the bill.
Amused at Douglas Members.
Another tntereatlng situation In the leg
islature Is the position of the Dougla
county member on H. R. 380. The mem
ber themselves don't seem to know Just
what they ought to do. With the pande
monium of appeals for support from their
constituent sounding In their ears, open
opposition to the bill they certainly mult
realize would be a fatal political move, still
for aome reaaon they certainly are faltering
In their espousal of the cauae which this
J measure represent. Thl complex sltua
tlon la furnishing a good deal of amuse
ment to other members of tbe house and
Nelson and Gilbert of the house commit
tee on cities and towns will, as was stated
a The ilee, submit a minority report today
on the South Omsha charter bill, opposing
j the Roberts amendment providing for the
tax commissioner exemption clause, for
which they voted tbe other night when tbe
committee unanimously recommended the
bill for passage.
This clause la precisely the opposite of
H. R. 330 and the two Dougla county man,
in giving their explanations for their for
mer action, recognize the fatality of sup
porting It.
This week, with so many Important meas
ures on and pending ought to ba a most
eventful one In the history of the twenty
eighth session of the Nebraska legislature.
Es-Seualor Allen Disposes of the
Journal He Started About av
Year Ago.
MADISON, Neb., Feb. 22. (Special.) Ths
Mall, a newspaper which ex-Senator Allen
started about a year ago, has been con
solidated with tbe Star, and J. B. Dono
van, tbe editor of the Star, will conduct
the consolidated Journal In the future. Ths
reason assignee- by Mr. Allen for Belling tbs
paper Is (hat his law practice makes such
demands upon his time that he Is unable
to devote the attention necessary to ths