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Senators Agree to Stop
BOTH TREATIES WILL PASS
Morgan's Speech Will
Published in Full.
RULE OF SECRECY SUSPENDED
Cab an Treaty Not to Be Effective
Until Approved by Honse Extra
Session. 31 ay Be Ended
Such action on the two principal
treaties pending In the Senate was
taken yesterday that their ratification
Is assured, and the Senate may adjourn
at the end of next week.
The agreement with Morgan on the
canal treaty teas completed, and a final
rote will be taken on Tuesday.
The committee adopted an amendment
to the Cuban treaty providing that It
should not become effective until ap
proved by the House.
This amendment ends united Demo
cratic opposition, and Insures .ratifica
tion ol the treaty. "
WASHINGTON March 12. There were
Important developments today regarding
the treaties pending in the Senate. It was
decided to vote on the Panama Canal
treaty next Tuesday and the Cuban reci
procity treaty was reported to the Senate
by the Committee on Foreign Relations.
The end of the work for which the extra
session was called is therefore in sight.
The agreement to vote on the canal treaty
was arrived at soon after the Senate as
sembled at noon, and without discussion
of moment. The terms bad been made
satisfactory to Morgan before the request
to fix a day for the vote was preferred
by Frye, co the former. inMs na objafrtlon
The Cuban treaty, with the various j
amendments agreed on by the Commute
on Foreign Relations, then was reported
by Cullom, and at his request It was read
for the information of the Senate. The
reading ,was followed by a formal request
by Cullom to take up the Cuban treaty
for discussion, but, while this was denied,
still the greater part of the eesslon was
devoted to It. The amendments made in
clude, in addition to those of last session.
a provision requiring the approval of the
House of Representatives to make the
With the adoption of thl3 "amendment
the Democrats, as a body, will probably
cease opposition to the Cuban treaty, but
some of them, the sugar Interests of
whose states are affected by the treaty,
will continue to oppose it. The Republican
side of the Senate will vote practically. If
not absolutely, solidly for the treaty and
It Is now generally believed that It will
be ratified after action on the Panama
Individual Democratic Senators will offer
a number of amendments to the canal
treaty, and they will unite in pressing
some of them, but. If they should be voted
down, as seems likely, a number of Dem
ocrats will vote for the ratification of the
The programme made today leads many
Senators to predict an adjournment by the
close of next week. The action of the
Committee on Commerce In postponing a
vote on Dr. Crum's nomination, which
also took place today, is generally ac
cepted as disposing of that matter for this
CUBAN TREATY GOES TO HOUSE.
Senate Committee Adopts Plan
Which Disarms Opposition.
WASHINGTON, March 12. The Senate
Committee on Foreign Relations today
authorized a favorable report on the
Cuban reciprocity treaty, with an amend
ment similar to that reported In connec
tion with other reciprocity treaties, pro
vidlng that the treaty shall not take effect
until approved by the House of Represent
aUves as well as by the Senate.
The amendments made to the treaty by
the committee at the last session of Con
gress were Tenewed at today's meeting
and were accepted without discussion. One
of these provides for a reduction of 40 per
cent in the tariff on American cattle ship
ped Into Cuba, and the other is a provision
prohibiting' In explicit terms a reduction
of more than 20 per cent In the duty on
Cuban sugar shipped Into the United
States, and also prohibiting reductions in
the rates of sugar coming Into the United
States from other countries.
The amendment providing for the sub
mission of the Cuban treaty to the House
was offered by Senator Bacon. At the last
session of Congress the committee refused
to attach it to the treaty, but, when it
was presented today, it was accepted after
very little debate. The principal reason
for Its acceptance was that members
the House have urged in strong terms the
right of that body to pass on all reclprod
ty treaties because of their effect upon the
revenues. No formal vote was taken upon
the amendment, it being accepted by
The Democratic Senators, as a rule, ex
press themselves as satisfied to allow the
Cuban treaty, to be .acted upon, with the
amendment for submission to the House
added. They say this addition meets their
demands on the question of principle and
that. If there Is any further opposition. It
will come from individual Senators .and
not from the Democrats as a whole. A
leading Democratic Senator said today,
after the treaty as amended had been re
ported to the Senate:
"We shall not now stand In the way of
the treaty, and It Is my opinion that It
will be ratified If a quorum can be main
tained." Well Informed Senators on the Repub
lican side think that the present session
of the Senate will clooe on Saturday of
next week. It- la said that by that date
the, Cuban treaty can be ratified, as the
opposition is not vigorous.
DEBATE ON CUBAN TREATY.
Senators Dlacass Power of Hoase and
Effect on Sugar Trust.
WASHINGTON, March 22. The execu
tive session of the Senate today was
taken up largely with speeches on the
agreement to vote on the canal treaty,
and after the agreement was reached
Morgan did not manifest any disposition
to proceed with the discussion of that
treaty. Cullom thereupon asked the Sen
ate to take up the Cuban treaty, but Fos
ter o'f Louisiana objected, saying that his
colleague, McEnery. "who desired to speak
on the treaty, was absent. This objec
tion had the effect of preventing formal
consideration of the treaty as such, but
there was much discussion on the effect
of the amendment to require the approval
of the tieaty by the House.
The general opinion was that the treaty
could not become operative until after
legislation by bill or joint resolution in
which both houses of Congress should
concur. Among the Senators who ex
pressed the opinion that the treaty would
not become effective until approved by,
both bouses of Congress were Allison,
Piatt of Connecticut, Teller and Bacon.
These Senators also contended that the
action of the House on reciprocity
treaties Is necessary in order to conform
to the Constitution of the United States.
Allison, who always has taken a leading
part in tariff and financial legislation.
was quite emphatic in his expression of
.this view, and cited to the Senate a num
ber of reciprocity treaties, In all of which
the co-operation of the two houses of
Congress had been secured.
After concluding his remarks on the
effect of the -new amendment. Teller dls
cussed the merits of the treaty In detail.
contending that it was a direct thrust at
the sugar Industry of the. United States,
and its effect would be entirely in the in
terest of the sugar trust, which, he de
clared, would be benefited to the extent
of not less than $6,000,000 annually by the
reduction of the duties on raw sugar. He
also discussed at some length the amend
ment recommended by the committee on
foreign relations, which provides that the
reduction on Cuban sugar during the life
of tne treaty shall not be more tnan 20
per cent, and that during this time there
shall b -no reduction on sugar Imported
from any foreign country. He ridiculed
this amendment, declaring that It had
bee-i inserted merely for the purpose of
catching the votes of Senators from
sugar-producing states. He asserted tha
it could have no posslba effect In bind
ing the Government 6f the United States,
It its Congress should decree otherwise,
In ether words, he said, this enactment
could be repealed, just as any statute
might be by Congress.
Piatt Conn.) and- Dietrich (Neb.) re
plied to Teller. Piatt denied that the
Diigar trust would reap the benefit of the
reduction proposed by the treaty. He
said at this time he would not go into the
question, but that he hoped at a later
day to be able to cite facts which would
convince the Senate that the contention
was unfounded. Dietrich defended the
amendment providing against further re
duction of the duty on sugar. He admit
ted that the provision could be repealed
In the future, but he said that this was
not likely to happen. The moral effect
of the inclusion of this provision in the
treaty, he said, would be very great.-' He
said that he and some of the other beet-
sugar Senators had exerted their Influence
to have the amendment adopted by the
committee, and his confidence in the pro
vision was such that its acceptance or
nonacccptance would determine his final
vote cn the ratification of the treaty
Without the amendment, he was opposed
to the treaty; with It, he was in favor of
SEX ATE AGREES TO VOTE.
Deal With Morgan Is Closed Move
ment to Amend.
WASHINGTON, March 12. The agree
ment in regard to a vote on the canal
treaty came up in the Senate in the' form
of a request from Senator Frye, as fol
"I ask unanimous consent that the
treaty with Colombia be open to general
debate until. Monday morning. Beginning
with the session of Monday next the Sen
ate will proceed to. consider amendments
that may be offered, and that upon each
amendment speeches shall be limited to IS
minutes to each Senator, but the chairman
on lnteroceanlc canals shall be allowed 30
minutes on each amendment.
"That after all amendments shall have
been disposed of, one hour shall be al
lowed for general debate to the side sup
porting the treaty and that one hour shall
be allowed to the opponents of the treaty.
"That, not later than Tuesday next, the
vote upon the resoluUon for ratiflcaUon
shall be taken w'thout further debate.
"That the Injunction of secrecy shall
then be removed from the speeches of
Senator Morgan, already printed and sub
mitted to Senators, including that to be
made by him on the response to the Sen
ate resolution calling for Information as
to the agreement between the Panama
Canal Company and our Government, and
they shall be printed In the Record, and
that the speech or speeches made foe
and against the ratiflcaUon of the treaty
during the hour of general debate allowed
each side shall be printed in the Record
In like manner as the speeches of Senator
On moUon of Senator Gorman the ' In
juncUon of secrecy was removed from the
The open session of the Senate today
lasted five minutes. Kean reported back
favorably from the committee on contin
gent expense the resoluUon Introduced
yesterday by Senator Allison to author
ize the committee- on rules to sit during
the recess for the purpose of examining
the rules, and It was adopted. In this
connccUon Piatt (Conn.) gave notice of
a modification of the rules which he pro
posed by which the Senate at any time.
by a three-fifths vote In the Senate, could
make an order fixing the time at which
a vote should be taken on any pending
question, and fixing the limit of time any
Senator could occupy in debate pending
such final vote. This proposition for clo
ture was in the form of a resoluUon.
It was ordered to lie on the table.
The Senate agreed to a resoluUon of
lered by Hoar directing- the committee on
(Concluded on Secead Paje.)
Washington Gives This
for 1905 Fair.
HOUSE RESCINDS ACTION
No Opposition Yesterday to
GOVERNOR WILL SIGN THE BILL
Mach Credit Is Sac Repreaentatlve
Megler and Senators Rands and
Hamilton for Their Untlr.
The "Washington. Legislature has given '
$50,000 to the 1905 Fair. '
Tsterday the House receded from Its
former action. and accepted the confer
ence report for $50,000 without debate.
Representative Megler moved'' the
adoption of the report, and the motion
was seconded by Gray "of Spokane.
Senators -Hamilton and Rands ap
pealed personally to House members
and urged them to support 'the $50,000
OLYMPIA. Wash., March 12. (Staff cor
respondence.) The House this afternoon
receded from Its amendment cutUng down
the appropriation for the Lewis and
Clark Centennial to $25,000. and the bill
carrying an appropriation of $50,000 now
lacks only the Governor's signature, to
make it a law. As the Governor In his
message advocated such an appropriation
as the Legislature should deem proper.
there is but little doubt of the bill meet
ing his approval.
The report of the conference commit
tee was read shortly after the House met
this afternoon. Representative Megler
moved the adoption of the report and nis
motion was seconded by Gray, of Spo
kane. There was no argument and no
objection, "the 'House receding' "without"
This pleasing result wasln. a large
measure due to the untiring efforts of
Representative Megler and Senators Rands
and Hamilton. The latter gentiemen got
the measure safely through the Senate
carrying the 550,000 appropriation, and
after it was cut down In the House they
not only made a fight against concurring
In the House amendment, but personally
came over into the House and worked
among the members.
The experience of the bill in the House
today, where it met with no further op
position, leads to the belief that had It
followed, instead of preceded, the St.
Louis fair bill yesterday, the full amount
would have been given without much
quibbling. Mr. Megler is highly regarded
in both houses, and his explanation of
the matter to Individual members was suc
cessful in quieUng much of the opposi
tion that was shown when the matter was
before the House yesterday. It was
shown the objectors that everything said
In support of keeping1 the St. Louis ap
proprlation up to the amount asked for
applied with equal force to the Lewis and
Clark Exposition, and few if any appro.
priatlons of this nature which have passed
the Legislature were accepted with a bet
ter grace. There was no debate over re
ceding from the amendment, but had there
been, the Portland Exposition had Its
friends there to answer for it, among them
Representative Easterday, of Pierce, the
best orator as well as one of the brightest
men in the House.
C. H. Mclsaacs, special commissioner.
who has been here for several days look
lng after the matter, returned to Port
land tonight very much pleased with the
outcome. Most of the members regard
this only as a starter, and expect to make
a more liberal appropriation two years
hence. E. W. W.
FUNERAL OF PENNELLS.
Lawyers, Old College Mate and Pro
feasors Will Attend.
BUFFALO. March 12. The bodies of Ar
thur R. Pennell and his wife, the victims
of the strange fatality of Tuesday night
at Gehrs quarry, were taken from the un
dertaklng rooms to the Cleveland avenue
home this evening. After funeral services
tomorrow the bodies will be taken to Mr.
Pennell's former home near Brunswick,
Me., for interment. Only close friends and
relatives of the. family and a committee
representing the Bar Association of Erie
County will be permitted1 to attend the
funeral. The relatives of the Pcnnells de
sire to leave the city as quietly as possi
ble, and for that reason the exact time
of their departure has not been made pub
Numerous telegrams were received at
the Pennell home today from classmates
of Mr. Pennell who were with him In Yale.
Two of the telegrams were from well
known professora in two of the larger col
leges In the East. Two of the telegrams
expressed deep sympathy. They indicated
that Arthur R. Pennell was still held In
high esteem by those who knew him best
of all. his former schoolmates. Simon
Fleischman, chairman of the Erie County
Bar Association, today appointed a com
mittee to represent the association at the
funeral. The committee Includes Countv
Judge Edward E. Emery. Surrogate Mar
cus and ex-District Attorney Penney.
Letter From Mrs. Penaell.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. March 12. In a
letter to her sister. Miss Nellie Lamb, of
this city, written about a week ago. Mrs.
A- R Pennell. of Buffalo, referred to her
husband's troubles as follows:
"I feel sometimes as If I could not stand
up under the strain, yet for Arthur's sake
I must. It is harder for him than for me,
as he Is so sensitive and has such pride
and honor. To think that 11 this trouble
has come to us through our efforts to aid
The letter was In reply to a composite
letter from several members of the Lamb
family commending her for her bravery
and assuring her of their unwavering be
lief In. Pennell's Innocence of any connec
tion, with the death of Burdick:
CHASE AFTER TAYLOR.
Honolulu Police May Have to Go to
Europe far Him.
HONOLULU. March 12. (Pacific cable.)
Wray Taylor. Commissioner of Agricul
ture and Forestry of the territory, is
wanted for embezzlement. A police agent
left Honolulu yesterday on the Alameda
with extradiUon papers and a warrant for
Taylor's arrest. Taylor sailed from here
on January 3. for San Francisco, for the
purpose of consulting with the California
Board of HorUculture. He was heard
from regularly up to the middle of Febru
ary, and was expected to return hqre on
February 19. It Is believed that Taylor
went East from San Francisco and crossed
the Atlantic, if this is the case, the police
agent will endeavor to trace and follow
TAYLOR CAME FROM LOWELL.
Left There Twenty Years Ago and
LOWELL. Mass., March 12. Wray Tay
lor is known to many of the older resi
dents, of this city, and several persons
hee who were asked tonight with re
gard to him were already aware of the
fact that he was In trouble. He left here
20 years ago to go to Honolulu and for a
number of years kept up correspondence
with friends he made here. A few years
after going to Honolulu he married
native girl there.
The fact that several persons heard of
Taylor's trouble several days ago con
firms the belief expressed in the dispatch.
wnicn savs mat ne prooaDiy came r.ai.
from San Francisco. One man who knew
Taylor says that he heard the news pf
the trouble while In Boston one day last
week and he thought Taylor must have
been there some days previous .to that.
Taylor has friends In Boston..
PROMOTION OF IRELAND.
Will Be Made Cardinal When Apo'n
tolic Delegate Advises.
ROME. March 12. The situation with
regard to the appointment of Archbishop
Ireland as cardinal Is unchanged. Jrer
sonages of high authority at the Vatican
say that his nomination Is likely in two
contingencies as a reward when tne .rnu
Ippine question is satisfactorily solved, or
in the event or nis nominauon uein&
asked for directlv or indirectly by the
suoreme authority of the United States.
Rejrardinc the views of tne apostouc
delesrato at Washington as to tne wisaom
of such an appointment, the "Vatican has
alwavs Instructed the apostolic delegates
to keep In touch with the trena or pumic
opinion ever since Cardinal Satolll was at
Washington, when the Vatican understood
that President Cleveland, woum view wun
satisfaction the nomination of Archbishop
Steel Want Goes
PITTSBURG, Match 12. Control of the
Standard Steel Car Company, of Pitts
burg, with Its fine car works at Butler,
Pa., today passed from the original own
ers to the American Car & Foundry Com
pany. With it went the control of the
Southern Car & Foundry Company, which
was not long ago purchased by local In
terests and has since been operated by
the Standard company officials as
friendly ally. The deal Involves an ex
change of properties valued at $6,500,000.
YAPLE DECLINES HONOR.
Tells Michigan Democrat He Does
Not Want Judgeship Nomination
MENDON. Mich., March 12. Judge
George L. Yaple. of Meridon. notified the
Democratic State Central Committee to-
nicbt that he would not accept the nom
ination for Justice of the Supreme Court,
which the Democratic State Convention
eave him by acclamation In Detroit on
Thursday. A resolution was adopted at
the convention authorizing the State Cen
tral Committee to fill vacancies that might
occur on the ticket.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Senators complete agreement to ratify both ca
nal and Cuban treaties. I'age l.
President will call extra session of Congress in
October. Pace 2.
President' will start "West about April 1. Page
Justice Day. of the Supreme Court, seriously
111. Page 2.
Trainmen on all railroads west of Chicago will
ask advance In wages. Page 3.
Efforts to settle Colorado strike by arbitration.
Ex-Mayor Ames will voluntarily return to Mln
ncapolls. Page S.
Mississippi P.lver still rising and Missouri be
gins to do damage. Page 12.
Czar of Russia decrees civil and religious lib
erty. Page 3.
What German police officials report on United
States. Page 3.
Brazil says Acre concession violated Monroe
Doctrine. Page 2.
Bonllla wins victory In Honduras. Page 2.
Portland stands a good chance to 'secure Swift
& Co.'s packing-house. Page S.
Eesrene Electric Company reorganizes with
$100,000 capital. Page 5.
Baker City Herald secures Portland counsel to
defend Its libel suit. Page 5.
Washington House finally agrees to appropriate
$50,000 for 1005 Fair. Page 1.
LecUlature at Olympla adjourns sine die.
Washington Legislature passes some good blUs,
Baseball war presents lively aspects. Page 11
Jockey disciplined on Oakland track. Page 11,
Attel given decision over Eddie Toy. Page 11
Commercial and Marine.
Purchase of the Crockett refinery by the sugar
combine. Page 13.
Treasury Department will not aid the money
market. Page 13.
Chicago wheat market easier. Page IX
Apples at San Francisco weakened by heavy
receipts of rhubarb. Page 13.
Speculation as to the steamer ini distress off
Point Reyes page 12.
Sealing schooner lost oC the Columbia Hirer.
Portland and Vicinity.
Victoria dock site offered for drydock for $75,
000. Page 1-
State Lewis and Clark Commission decides It
Is not competent to take formal action now,
but It will meet and confer Informally with
the Lewis and Clark corporation: arrange-
ments for St. Xouls exhibits. Page 14.
First District Congressional convention to' be
held In Euzo Apr" Pa "
Victoria Dock Property
PRICE NAMED IS $75,000
New Drydock Proposal Made
by Captain Spencer.
CHOICE TO BE MADE IN A WEEK
Port of Portland Commissioners Are
Favorably Impressed and- OtJaer
r. Site Seem. Out of the Race
Officers Are Re-elected,
The selection of a drydock site- still
hangs fire. Mock's Bottom would proba
bly have been chosen by. the Port of Port
land yesterday, but almost, at the last mo
ment a new location was offered that ap
Darently -nut Mock's Bottom and all the
other "bottoms" out of business. The new
offer Is the Victoria dock site. It was
made by Captain E. W. Spencer, who was
present, as the commissioners thought, to
protest against locating the dock at the
Mock tract. Captain Spencer offered hja
property to the board for $75,000. and they
were so pleased with it that they conclud
ed to take It under consideration and
shelved all the other proposals. Before
the session adjourned President Banneld
announced that the next meeting1 would
be held a week from today, when the
question of the dock site will be finally
It was the regular monthly meeting of
the board, and all the members were pres
ent except Ellis G. Hughes. There were
also a number of Interested spectators.
After some preliminary business was
transacted. Clerk Stevens read a petition
from Russell & BIyth, who offered the
Mock tract, which was Indorsed by a
number of pilots and river men.
CaDtain James T. Gray was tnen canea
upon to address the board on the advan
tages or disadvantages of the Mock site.
Captain Gray Is a veteran river captain,
and he not only knows" every foot of the
river, but he has made a scientific study
of currents and all matters pertaining to
his profession. He made a clear. Intelligi
ble statement of river conditions- at the
site, ln,qyestlon In UnerwitbhistAtamcnt
VTWnfoH in' Vifn nnfio- Tiipstlax-. Contain
Gray was cloaely questioned by members
of the commission, particularly as to the
current jit :Mock's bend.
Captain Arcnie Jease siaieo. to mo
board." said President Banflcld, "that
every other obstacle to that location could
be overcome except the current. Will you
go on record on the matter of the cur
No Danger at Mock's Bottom Site,
"There Is no more danger there than at
any other site." answered Captain Gray.
The current setting down stream strikes
the bluff and forms an eddy, or backlash.
This would naturally set a vessel out from
shore. There Is no danger whatever of a
vessel hitting the shore. As for getting- a
vessel In and out of a dock there, there
should be no difficulty. Even during a
freshet a ship could be taken out of the
dock and up or down the river."
Mr. Selling asked if there would not be
danger of collisions between chips coming
out of the dock and others passing on the
"None at all." said Captain Gray. "That
is altogether a matter of pilotage. And so
far as the pilots here are concerned, i wm
say that we have the most expert service
in the world on the Willamette and Co
Colonel McCraken asked about silt de
posits at Mock's bend.
Tou will have to dredge wherever you
go," replied the captain. "Even ,at New
York it Is necessary to dredge, and every
one knows that the Hudson carries no
sediment. But at this point there Is prac
tically no silt, as there Is an eddy In the
bend, and silt is not deposited In eddies."
In regard to the other sites down that
way. Captain Gray said the one at Linnton
was the only one that possessed advan
ages. "The current there," he said, "Is
straight. If the dock were laid longitudin
ally to the river and channel dredged up to
it, it would be a. good site, but you can't
go straight in to dead water. From an
engineering point of view it would be dif
ficult to reach such a location. Further
more, the force of the current would make
the mooring of the dock in the river im
practicable. If the dock were submerged,
you could easily estimate the resistance.
It would not be a safe proposition. The
piling that would hold the dock would
stop up the channel."
Captain Gray summed up his argument
for the- Mock's Bottom site in these
"As for the danger of suction caused by
passing vessels or boats, I will say that
there can be none whatever when a ship
Is in the dock. There Is an eddy at that
spot which causes an up current at high
water and would facilitate the docking of
vessels. There is a strong down-stream
wind at certain times, but a pilot would
not attempt to move a ship at such times.
There will'be some deposit of silt, no mat
ter where you go. As for the danger of
collisions, there is none, as the pilots
know their business. The only objection,
that can be made to the site Is the cur
rent, and that I would overlook in favor
of the other advantages."
Captain Spencer Offer Site.
Captain Gray sat down and Captain
Spencer was Invited to address the com
mission. He was known to be opposed
to the Mock's Bottom site, and it waa
expected that he would state his objec
tions. The members were prepared to
give him close attention, as he will be on
the new Port of Portland Commission,
and will have much to do with the opera
tion of the dock.
"I wouldn't care to speak against any
of the other sites," he began, "as I have
a site of my. own to propose. I may not
like the Mock's Bottom site, but I will
not say a word against it Instead, I
submit the Victoria dock site, with 8S0
feet of frontage, which I will sell for
$73,000. The tract Is about 225 feet deep at
the north end, and Is Inside 'the harbor
line. The, board may want to go out of
the drydock business some time, and It
can sell the location for that price any
time. It is a handy location right in the.
heart of the city, and Is In the widest
part of the river. The water Is 32 feet
deep at the south end and 38 feet deep at
(Concluded on Pare 12.)