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THE HOBXDtG, OBEGOSIAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1905.
IN PAYOR OF TREATY
Santo Domingo- Treaty Is Be
BUT MANY CHANGES ARE MADE
Pledge to Respect Republic's Integ
rity May Be Cut Out Case May
Be Precedent President's
Message Supports It.
WASHINGTON. March 8. The Santo
Domingo treaty was practically perfected
today by the Senate committee on for
eign relations, bo far as phraseology 18
concerned and without regard to the prin
ciples Involved In the procedure proposed
by the treaty. The committee progressed
so far that It was agreed to take a vote
on the treaty at 11:30 A. iL. to deter
mine whether the report will be in favor
of ratification or rejection. What that
report will be cannot be determined posi
tively, although it Is believed it will bo
favorable. The Democrats on the com
mittee have expressed themselves as
against the treaty fundamentally, al
though they took an active -part in the
presentation and adoption of amendments.
It la expected most of the Republican
Senators will vote to report the treaty as
All of the amendments adopted by the
committee are .with a general aim of
making the question covered stand alone
and of removing all chance of its being
used as a precedent for like procedure in
other countries under guise of being re
quired by the Monroe Doctrine. For in
stance, one of the first amendments
strikes out that portion of the second
paragraph of the preamble which has
been construed as a definition and ap
plication of the Monroe Doctrine to the
Santo Domingo case. Other important
amendments are as follows:
Amendments In Committee.
That part of the preamble which de
clares that the Dominican government is
in "imminent peril and urgent menace of
intervention on the part of the nations
whose citizens have claims" is stricken
out and the preamble left to read that
the proceeding Is on the ground of having
debts "which burden the republic."
In the first article, which describes the
character of the claims this Government
purposes to adjust, an amendment was
adopted to include obligations "liquidated
xi nd agreed upon." This amendment is
for the purpose of givteg the treaty ap
plication to the adjustment of the claims
of the Santo Domingo Improvement Com
pany, the payment of which already has
been entered on by the agreement under
which the United Btatea has taken charge
of a number of custom-housee under the
protocol of January 31, 1903.
A provision placing the employes of the
I'nlted States who will bo charged with
carrying out the provisions of the treaty
under the Dominican government, was
amended so as to declare that such em
ployes shall not be subject to the civil
and criminal Jurisdiction of that repub
lic. The article which declares that the
Government of the United States, at the
request of the Dominican government,
shall grant the latter such other assist
ance as the former may deem proper to
restore the credit, preserve order. Increase
the efficiency -of the civil administration
and advance the material progress and
welfare of the Dominican republic, was
amended so as to permit the Government
of the United States to grant this addi
tional assistance if it desires, but it is
not bound "by treaty obligation so to do.
A new article was added, which provides
that whatever is done under this treaty
Khali be binding on succeeding govern
ments in the Dominican republic, so as
to eliminate the chance of a succeeding
government attempting to repudiate its
agreement with the United States.
A number of rather immaterial amend
ments have been adopted, and it is un
derstood that when the committee meets
tomorrow it will consider some others
which Senators have leave to prepare and
May Be Taken as Precedent.
The probability of the treaty being
brought up in the future as a precedent
was discussed freely in the committee to
day, and it was predicted tat the pro
cedure was a forerunner of what may
be expected to take place in regard to
Venezuela. It was declared, too, that this
Government may have to take over Santo
Domingo as territory of the United States.
Tn this connection, an amendment will be
offered in tbo Senate striking out that
part of the preamble whereby the United
States agrees to respoct the complete In
tegrity of the Dominican republic
This amendment, which was suggested
In the committee, was regarded as against
the policy of the Government, and this, it
-is believed, will be the judgment of the
Senate. At the same time, it was pointed
out that Santo Domingo lies between the
1 nlted States and Porto Rico, and that
the government, as now constituted, is a
Protest From Exiled Dominicans.
Discussion of tho treaty in executive
session of the Senate today was compli
cated by a protest submitted by Teller
from members of the Haytlan and Do
minican colonies la Europe. It was dated
Paris and was directed against the pro
tocol of January 20. which was negotiated
Immediately prior to the present protocol
ut never was submitted to the Senate.
It is asserted by the protestants that
President Morales, of the Dominican Re
public, is a dictator and by entering Into
this agreement with the United States
is In directly attempting to cede to the
United States territory which he fears he
cannot hold. They declare further that
Morales is actuated by a desire for per
sonal gain. They declare against what
Is termed an unconstitutional alienation
of government rights and forms without
the executive first submitting the ques
tion to the people for official sanction.
The protest was in French, but Teller
submitted a translation. He made a
speech In which he criticised the action
taken by this Government and predicted
that the protest showed that tho country
is Inviting trouble by dealing in this
manner with an Irresponsible President
of an Irresponsible people. He said he
knew that the protest was not properly
before the Senate.
Piatt of Connecticut objected to the
consideration of the protest, contending
that the Senate has no right to receive
a communication from citizens of a for
eign country and that all matters of that
kind should be received through the State
Dpartment or one of the executive de
partments. On his objection the protest
was not regarded as before the Senate
and it will not be received. Teller as
serted in a brief speech that there could
be no objections to its consideration.
Bacon Moves for Inquiry.
Bacon offered a number of amendments
to his resolution directing the foreign re
lations committee to inquire into the
protocol of an agreement entered into be
tween the United States and Santo Do
mingo on January 21, 1903, by which the
United Slates took charge of certain
Custom-Houses in order to pay the claims
of the San Domingo Improvement Com
pany of New York. These amendments
made the, resolution general in character
by striking out the preamble and all ref
erence to any specific case Bacon ex
plained that he had endeavored to make
his resolution general so that the report
of the committee would be applicable to
matters of like character that may arise
in the future. The resolution was or
dered printed as amended, aad its adop
tion-will be moved tomorrow.
Cullom, the chairman of the Senate
foreign relations committee, was In con
ference with the President for some time
at the White House tonight, presumably
in connection with the Santo Domingo
PRESIDENT DEFENDS TREATY
Message to Senate Giving Reasons
for Ratifying It.
WASHINGTON. March 8. The Senate
in executive session today made public the
second message of President Roosevelt
on the Santo Domingo treaty. Tho mes
I wish to call the attention of the Senate
at this executive session to the treaty with
Eanto Domingo. I feel that I ought to state
to- the Senate that the condition of affairs
In Santo Dojnlnga Is such that it is -very
much for the interest of that republic that
action on the treaty should be had at as
early a moment as the Senate, after slvinc
the matter full consideration, may find prac
ticable. I call attention to the following
First This treaty was entered Into at
the earnest request or Santo Domlnso aer
self. and is designed to a Herd Santo Do
mingo relief and assistance. Its primary
benefit will be to Santo Domingo. It offers
the method most likely to secure peace and
to prevent war In the island.
Beccnd The benefit to the United States
will consist chiefly in the tendency under
tho treaty to secure stability, order and
prosperity in Santo Domingo and the re
moval of the apprehension lest foreign pow
ers make aggressions on Santo Domlgo in
the course of collecting claims due to their
citizens, for It is greatly to our interest that
ail the islands in the Caribbean Sea should
enjoy peace and prosperity and feel good
will toward this country. The benefit to
honest creditors will come, from the fact
that for the first time under this treaty a
practicable method of attempting to settle
the debts due them will be lnaugsraed.
Third Many of the debts alleged to be
due from Santo Domingo to-outside creditors
unquestionably on their faco represent far
more than ever was actually given Santo
Domingo. The proposed treaty provides for
a process by which Impartial experts will
determine what debts are valid and what
are in whole or in part invalid, arid will ap
portion accordingly the surplus revenue
available for the payment of the debts. This
treaty offers the only method for preventing
the collection of fraudulent debts, whether
owed to Americans or citizens of other na
tions. Fourth This treaty affords the most prac
ticable means of obtaining payment of the
just claims of American citizens.
Fifth If the treaty is ratified, creditors
belonging to other nations will have ex
actly as good treatment as creditors who
are citizens of the United States and at
the same time Santo Domingo will be pro
tected against unjust and exorbitant claims.
If it is not ratified, tho chances are that
American creditors will fare ill as com
pared with those of other nations; for for
eign nations, being denied the opportunity
to get what is rightfully due their citizens
by the proposed arrangement, will be left
to collect the debts due their creditors as
they see fit, pre rifled, of course, there is
sot permanent occupancy of Dominican ter
ritory. As in such cases the United States
will have nothing to say as to what debts
should or should not be collected,' and as
Santo Domingo will be left without aid,
assistance or protection, it is impossible to
state that the sums collected from it will
not be improper in amount. In such event,
whatever is collected by means' of forcible
Intervention will be applied to the creditors
of foreign nations in preference to creditors
who are citizens .of the United States.
Sixth Tbo corre6podenee between the Sec
retary of State and the Minister of Hayti.
submitted to the Senate several days ago,
shows that our position is explicitly and un
reservedly that under no circumstances do
we Intend to acquire territory in or posses
sion of either Haytl or Santo Domingo, It
being stated in these letters that, even if
the two republics desired to become a part
of the United States, the United States
would certainly refuse its assent.
Seventh Santo Domingo grievously needs
the aid of a powerful and friendly nation.
This aid we are able, and I trust that
we are willing, to bestow. She has asked
for this aid and the expressions of friend
shin reDeatedly sanctioned by the people
and the Government of the United States
warrant her in believing that it will not
be withheld in the hour of her need.
The White House. March 0, 1905.
GAS BLOWS TJP MOBHON CHURCH
One Girl Killed and Seven Persons
Injured by Explosion.
SALT LAKE, March 8. An explosion of
illumination gas in the cellar of the Mor
mon meeting-house at Granger, 14 miles
southwest of Salt Iako City, has caused
the death of one young woman and seri
ously Injured 26 other persons, mostly
young women and children. The meeting
house was wrecked.
"While the Granger Mutual Improvement
Association was in session the lights went
out. A boy went into the cellar with a
lamp to see what was wrong and the ex
plosion followed. . Miss Nellie Mackay,
the church organist, who was standing
directly over the gas tank, received the
full force of the explosion and was in
stantly killed. A panic ensued among the
audience and, in their efforts to escape
from the wrecked, building, many who had
not been Injured by the force of the ex
plosion were trampled upon.
Among the Injured are the following:
Eunice McRae. daughter of Btsho"p Mc
Rae, seriously; Mabel Mackay, leg
broken; Boy Peterson, arm broken; W. J.
Horne. president Toung Men's Mutual
Improvement Association, seriously; Anna
Horne, daughter of W. J. Horne. seri
ously; Irene Solomon, seriously; "Vivian
THE DATS DEATH BOLL.
Henry Barclay, Millionaire.
NEW YORK. March S. Henry Barclay,
millionaire clubman and sportsman and
vice-president of the Barclay Realty Com
pany of New York, died today, aged 61
Admiral Edward S. Houston.
"LANCASTER. Pa., March 8. A private
cablegram received here announces the
death of Rear-Admiral Edwin Samuel
Houston, U. S. N., retired, at Lausanne.
Edwin Samuel Houston was born at
Lancaster, Pa.. May 13, 1S45. He gradu
ated from the United States Naval Acad
emy In IE 63 and was passed through the
various grades until he became Bear-Admiral,
April IS, 1S02. in which year he re
tired, after 40 years .service on many du
ties and stations. He was Captain of the
League Island Navy-Yard. 1S56-38. and
Commander of the training-chip Amphl
John W. Gates ts Recovering.
MEXICO CITY, March S. John W.
Gates is slightly improved and. though
his throat is much inflamed, he will start
tonight for Tamplco. He anticipates the
restoration of bis health, on reaching the
Rich, but He Suffered Losses.
CHICAGO, March S. Henry A. Rich,
president of the Henry A. Rich Millinery
Company, committed suicide today. He
had been despondent over financial losses.
Los Angeles Preacher Called East.
BOSTON, March S. Rev. H. C Ohrum.
ofXiOS Angeles, has been called to tho
pastorate of the Clarendon-Street Baptist
Church of this city.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy the Best on
For more than 30 years Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy has constantly gained in
favor and popularity until it is now one
of the most staple medicines in use and
has an enormous sale. It Is intended
especially for acute throat and lung dis
eases, such as coughs, colds and croup,
and can always be depended upon. It is
pleasant and safe to take and is undoubt
edly the best in the market lor the pur
poses for which it Is Intended. .For 'sale
by all druggists.
STUBBS STEPS OUT
Resigns as Traffic Director of
ECCLES WILL SUCCEED HIM
Agreement With Morton to Divide
California Traffic With Santa
Fe-the Cause Morton May
OMAHA, Neb.. March S. (Special.)
The long-anticipated resignation of
J. C Stubbs. traffic director of all the
Harriman lines, has at last been handed
to his superiors, according to a well
authenticated rumor, which received
full credence this evening in the gen
eral offices of the Union Pacific. A. L.
Mohler, general manager of the road,
was unable to confirm or deny the re
port, but it originated from a source
which leaves little room for doubt as
to its authenticity.
It is accompanied by the equally def
inite announcement that E. C. Eccles,
of New York, at present vice-president
and traffic director of the American
Smelting & Refining Company, has
been apolnted to succeed Mr. Stubbs.
Mr. Eccles will be remembered in the
"West as passenger manager of the Ore
gon Short Line.
It is stated that Mr. Stubbs resigna
tion is due to the friction which has
been engendered as the result of the
discovers' of the document signed by
him as representative of the Southern
Pacific and Paul Morton, as representa
tive of the Santa. Fe. arranging for a
division of traffic in California between
the two systems. It was reported some
time ago that the discovery of this doc
ument would lead to the resignation of
Mr. Morton from the cabinet as well as
the resignation of Mr. Stubbs.
HE BEFUSES TO TELL.
Railroad Official Gives Kansas No
TOPEKA, Kan.. March S. There Is a
clash between the attorneys for the Santa
Fe and F. S. Monett over the Introduction
of the Santa Fe's books and records as
evidence in the suit against the Santa Fe
for violation of the anti-trust law.
In the examination of W. J. Healy,
auditor of freight receipts, Mr. Monett
made a demand for the production of cer
tain tariff and classification sheets In Mr.
Healys department. Mr. Healy said It
would take some time to get them. Mr.
Dunlap. of the Santa Fe. wanted two
hours to determine whether they would
produce the wanted documents. Intimating
that they might not do so. Mr. Healy
said it would take an express wagon to
haul up the wanted sheets, which arc
stored at the Santa, Fe depot.
Mr. Healy was asked to have the
necessary records and vouchers In
court this afternoon, but on the advice
of R. W. Dunlap, general attorney for
the road, refused to permit the exam
ination of these papers.
Mr. Healy was examined concerning
his knowledge of the workings of the
Transcontinental Freight Bureau, the
Trans-Missouri Freight Bureau, and
the Western Trunk Lines Company, the
three organizations that are alleged to
settle the questions of freight rates In
the Western country. Mr. Healy denied
that he knew anything concerning any
of these organizations, or that he knew
who were their officials.
W. J. Black, general passenger agent
of the Santa Fe, explained the system
of interchangeable tickets and. the re
bates which go with them. A patron
pays $60 for a ticket calling for 2000
miles of transportation. If the patron
uses all the transportation within a
given time, he gets a rebate of $10. Mr.
Black will be examined again.
During the year ending June 30, 1902, the
Atchison. Topcka & Santa Fe Railway
Company paid back to shippers the sum
of $1,198,352. This fact was developed In
the examination of Mr. Healy before the
Attorney-General, who Is taking deposi
tions in the case. Mr. Healy said that this
amount constituted the total of over
charges made for the year. It is the
theory of the state that these over
charges are in reality rebates, and that
an examination of the vouchers will show
that the greater portion of the nayments
have been made to the Standard OH Com
pany and other concerns.
STANDARD .OIL HITS BACK.
Retaliates on Kansas by Condemning
INDEPENDENCE. Kan.. March S.
The Prairie OH & Gas Company, tho
Kansas branch of the Standard Oil Com
pany, today Issued an order to the effect
that hereafter Kansas oil testing be
low 30 degrees gravity will not be bought
by the company. This Is characterized as
the hardest blow yet struck by the Prai
rie Company at the Kansas 'oil producers,
as It means that practically no oil will
be taken by this concern in Kansas, out
side of the bottom Independence field.
Neodesha, Tyro and Chautauqua County.
This will, it Is believed, not affect the'dls-
trlct where the state oil refinery is to be
John O'Brien, vice-president of the Prai
rie Company, in explaining today's or
"Oil below 30 gravity is undesirable. It
has no value for refining purposes, and It
Is impossible to find a market for It as
MOODY WILL STILL GO AHEAD
Will Pursue Beef Trust Case Despite
WASHINGTON, March S. Although the
Attorney-General declines, to discuss the
subject, it is known that the report of
the Department of Commerce and Labor
on the beef industry published last week
will have no effect upon the investigation
now being conducted by the Department
of Justice to ascertain whether the in
junction issued against the "beef com
bine" In Chicago Is being obsertod. This
investigation will proceed as originally
Man) Indictments Against Standard.
CYNTHIANA, Ky.. March S. The grand
jury which has been in session now for
more than a week, today brought 200 In
dictments against the Standard Oil Com
pany, which Is charged "with, retailing
oil from a wagon without a license." The
fine in each case varies from $50 to $1030.
Makes Pipe Lines Common Carriers.
Jate today passed a bill making all pipe
lines constructed or to be constructed in
the state for the purpose of carrying oil
common carriers and placing them un
der the direction of the railroad corneal 3-
Mac Arthur Dines Japanese Minister.
TOKIO, March 9. Lieutenant-General
Tcrauchl Masaki, Minister of War. dined
with General MacArthur last night at the
American. Legation. Twenty high"' officers
of the Army and Navy with their staffs
were present. Toasts were given In honor
of President Roosevelt, the Emperor of
Japan, the American and tbo Japanese
armies and navies. Lieutenant Matsumoto,
a graduate of the University of Pennsyl
vania, has been assigned by the Japanese
War Department as aide to General Mac
Arthur. Captain West, who accompanied
General MacArthur to Japan, has been
assigned to General Oku's army, and
Lieutenant Pershing has been assigned to
Goneral Kuroki's forces. They will de
part for the front tonight.
WILL PEEPABE HEW BILL
Why the Measure Was Vetoed by
The message received Monday from
Harrisburg saying that Governor Penny
packer had vetoed the bill carrying the
appropriation of 0,000 for tho Lewis &
Clark Centennial caused consternation
among the. members of the Pennsylvania
Society of -Oregon but messages received
yesterday have a tendency to reassure
even the doubting ones.
According to the fundamental law of
the State of Pennsylvania the appointive
power In all bills introduced In the Legis
lature calling tor appointments lies with
the Governor and when the Legislature
enacts a law that Includes the names of
appointees it is unconstitutional. This
is the stand that Governor Pennypacker
has taken and It Is proposed to recall
the bill from the Executive for the pur
pose of amending to meet the require
ments. This will take two days and
.will not delay the final arrangements
for the state's display materially.
At the time that Commissioner Mc
Isaacs was in Harrisburg many of the
members of the Legislature were most
enthusiastic in their support of the propo
sition to make a substantial 'appropria
tion and there is every reason to be
lieve that they havo not changed thclr
Captain Jesse M. Baker. Quartermaster
of the United States Army in this city.
Is one of the active members of the
local Pennsylvania Society and is per
sonally acquainted with most of the
members of the present Legislature of
that state. He is suro that the appropria
tion will be made In due time and does
not think that It will delay matters
much. He has a letter from president
pro tern of the Senate of Pennsylvania,
W. G. Sproul, In which the letter says i
that the measure is sure to . pass both
Houses and will meet with the approval
of the people of that state.
In an Interview yesterday afternoon
Hon. Wallace McCamant said: "I have
great respect for Governor Pennypacker;
he is a fine lawyer, and if be thinks the
'Lewis and Clark Fair appropriation bill
Is unconstitutional, the probabilities are
his opinion Is correct. I hope the bill
can be refrained to meet his objections
and passed again."
WILL ASK P0E NEW TEIAL
Jailer LIUls Would Have Chief Hunt
- Answer Certain Questions.
Claiming that favoritism exists in
the Police Department, and that Chief
Hunt has advanced patrolmen to posi
tions as keepers of the city prison. Jail
er M. E. Lillis last night stated his In
tention of demanding a new investiga
tion of the charge of neglect of duty.
Ho was yesterday found guilty by the
police committeemen, and fined 325.
"I shall ask for a new hearing," said
Jailer Ldllls. "I will request Mayor Wil
liams to be present,' so that he may hear
all there is to the case. I am the only
regularly-appointed Jailer, but despite
the fact that I have been 11L as the
Chief knew. I have been assigned to
night duty, ami have been unable, many
nights, to work. I have been under the
care of a physician, who repeatedly
cautioned me against irregularity In
my meals. Because of the change of
shifts, I have been growing constantly
worse, although the Chief knows the
"I was blamed for the escape of" four
prisoners from tho City Jail, but, as I
have previously stated. I was not re
sponsible. The weak locks over the
bathroom were the cause. Two of tne
men, after being recaptured, told me
It was very easy to break the locks.
Another thing. I want to know why
there have been no Investigations over
numerous other escapes during Chief
KlnA thA Phl.f .nlfta T. tills f tv.
first to the second relief. LIUls has not '
worked. In his place. Sergeant Taylor
has been attending to the duties. He
contends that as the only civil service
Jailer, he should be assigned to the
Jay relief, where now Patrolman Hell
yer acts as Jailer.
WAGNER REPLIES TO DEERKE
Declares Latter Attempted to Engage
Seattle Musicians for Fair.
SEATTLE, March S.-(SpecIaL)-Pro-fessor
T. H. Wagner is indignant over the
denial of Charles Dlerke that he did not
try to hire Seattle musicians to play at
the Portland Fair. Mr. Wagner says:
"I did not know there was such a man
as Dlerke In existence until he came Into
our band room one night about Febru
ary 1. We were testing some new Instru
ments and only a few of the men were
present. Ho seemed Interested and I asked
him if he would like to lead the band. He
said he would, and afterwards told me
that the men followed finely and he com
plimented them highly. He talked to me
at that time about engaging some of my
men. but as I had already written the,
secretary of the Portland Fair for an en
gagement, I made him no proposition.
After Mr. Dlerke returned to Portland, he
sent me the following letter, which will
show whether or not he tried to engage
" "Portland. Feb. 13. 1305. My Dear Mr.
Wagner: Please let me know if I can
have the following Instruments from your
band. Maybe I can place more, but don't
know yet what Instruments. Write me
also if I can have your repertoire. Salary.
$33 for seven days weekly; two concerts
each day. Salary for yourself. Including
music, $75 per week. Engagement begins
July 27 to August 3. Rehearsal, July
25 at 10 o'clock A. M.:
''One E flat clarinet, three or four
B flat clarinets, xone saxophone, two or
three cornets, one horn, on trombone,
one baritone, three basses, snare drum,
'Hoping to hear from you soon. I re
main, with best regards, yours cordially,
" 'CHARLES DLERKE.' "
SPREADING OUT OF SOCIALISM
Editor Slelcher Says Legislative At
tack on Trusts Leads to Anarchy.
WASHINGTON. March 8. The Na
tional Editorial Association held its sixth
annual convention in this city today. Its
features were the annual address by the
president. John A. Slelcher, of Leslie's
Weekly (read in his absence by Secretary
A. C Bunnell), remarks by Vice-President
Fairbanks, a reception by President
Roosevelt in the afternoon, the election of
officers and a reception at the home of
"Vice-President Fairbanks tonight.
Mr. Slelcher's address declared that
what we call socialism in this country;
meaning a mixture of selfishness, .anger,
hatred, jealousy and greed, is spreading.
Mr. Slelcher questioned whether, if the
present tendency of State Legislatures
Indiscriminately to attack corporations
were permitted to go on, this country
would bo Inviting the worst form of so
cialism and possibly of anarchy.
The association elected William S. Cap
peller, of Mansfield. O.. president, and
A. X. Bunnell, of Danville. Ky., secretary.
Artistic Picture-Framing Highest-Class Watch Repairing Lowest Prices
We offer in the Stocking Store today women's fast black
btockings in new lace boot and all over lace patterns.
qualities at the remarkably low price" of
Boys8 25c Hosiery 16c
Boys heavy school Stockings, -with double
knees, heels and toes; the best 25c kind
Novelty Neckwear: Special at 29c
An advantageous purchase enables us to offer for today a remarkable bargain in
women's novelty Neckwear. They are made of lawn, trimmed with lace, also of
linen, trimmed with pearl buttons, both styles have '''tabs." Equal to the best else
where 50c values; here today at 1- 29 (?
$6.50 Silk Petticoats
A Most Wonderful Bargain!
If we were to tell all there's to be told about the wonderful
bargain value of this offering' it would seem exaggeration really
it's a "Red Letter" bargain event. If the maker could have had
his way they would have sold at $b50 we had ours, however, and
you can buy today at $3.98. The quality of the silk is extra
ordinarily good. They are cut full width and length. Black only
Petticoats of fine quality black taffeta silk; made with deep
flounce of accordion plaiting and trimmed with two ruffles at the
Petticoats of fine quality black taffeta silk; made with a deep
flounce of accordion plaiting and trimmed with a ruffle, edged with
Lisle Gloves 50c
Fownes 2-clasp English Fownes 2-clasp Suede lisle 2-clasp Milanese double
Lisle Gloves, fillet embroi- Gloves, fillet embroidery, finger tipped Silk Gloves,
dery, black, white, tan,
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TRAINS RUNNING AGAIN
TRAFFIC RESUMED ON THE NEW
YORK TRANSIT LINES.
Break In Strike Predicted, Though
Leaders Deny it Employes Ac
cept Offer, Company Rejects.
NEW YORK, March S. A very de
cided Improvement in the conditions of
traffic in the subway and on the ele
vated railroads marked the eecond
day of the strike of the employes of
the Interborough Company. This wad
especially so in the subway. In which
express service was established this
evening and affairs almost resumed
their normal aspect. On the elevated
lines service was more irregular, but
continued to Improve. There was prac
tically no disorder and only a few
minor accidents occurred during the
Officials of the Interborough Com
pany expressed confidence that they
bad the situation well In hand and that
a few days would see a full resump
tion of service on all lines.' Tonight the
official" announced that they had re
ceived assurance of the return of 50
per cent of the strikers to work as in
dividuals, and that 40 of the old mo
tormen had already been taken back.
This was positively denied by Presi
dent Pepper, of the Amalgamated As
sociation of Street Railway Employes,
who declared that he could account for
every one of the men who had gone on
strike and that there had been no sign
of dissatisfaction in the ranks.
At the downtown recruiting office
of the Interborough Company about
20 adltlonal men were accepted for
service on the elevated roads.
Another phase of the situation de
veloped today when City Controller
Grout notified the Interborough Com
pany that it must bear the expense of
the strike in the subway and that the
city would not suffer any diminution
of its rental.'
The traffic on t&e Third-Avenue El
evated line was blocked today by the
desertion of the crews of two trains,
and many other trains became stalled
behind these two. While the trains
were stalled, a postofnee inspector no
tified representatives of the company
that, unless the mails which were on
the stalled trains -were moved at once,
the United States authorities would
intervene. Later the trains were moved
by other non-union men.
The officials of the AmalgamatcdtAs
soclatlon of Electric Street Railway
Employes and the local officials of the
Brotherhood of locomotive- Engineers
have sent a letter to Mayor McClellan,
in response to his suggestion of yester
day, statin? that they are willing to
consider any proposition J that may
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bring about an amicable adjustment of
the strike. Tho suggestion of Mayor
McClellan, which was sent to both the
Interborough Company and the strik
ing employes, was that adjustment of
the' trouble be trusted to him person
ally or to a disinterested committee of
The executive committee of the In
terborough Company today announced
that a letter bad been sent to the
Mayor in which the executive commit
tee thanked the Mayor for his offerj but
added that the company had nothing to
HOLD MEN BY SELF-INTEREST
Frisco Railroad Will Sell Homesteads
to Its Employes.
CHICAGO. March S. Adopting the
French plan for amalgamating the In
terests of the corporation and its em
ployes. B. F. Tokum. chairman of the
executive committee of tho Frisco Sys
tem, has declared that a homestead will
be provided for every employe of the
system, from president down to the sec
tion hands. By this method Mr. Tokum
hopes to establish an "entente cordlale"
among the employes and a closer affilia
tion with the corporate interest. One
of the things which It is expected to
accomplish Is the elimination of strikes.
The first experiments are to be made on
the Texas line. It is declared that al
ready a majority of the men have signi
fied their Intention of taking advantage
of the plan.
The Idea Is to sell to every employe a
parcel of five or ten acres of land tribu
tary to the railroad, supplied with water
and at a fair valuation, to be paid for
in ten years, deferred payments bearing
a low rate of Interest.
It Is provided that should an employe
discontinue his service with the company
before the completion of his contract, all
money paid in by him will be returned,
together with interest at the rate per
annum that has been charged against
Mudgcfor Rock Island Manager.
TOPEKA. Kan.. March 8. It Is under
stood In, railroad circles here that the
board of directors of the Rock Island
Railroad has chosen General Manager H.
U. Mudge of the Santa. Fy to be general
manager of the Rock Island, which office
has been vacant? since the resignation of
H. I Miller. It Is not stated that. Mr.
Mudge has signified his Intention of leav
ing the Santa. Fe to become affiliated with
the Rock Island. Mr. Mudge Is in Cali
fornia, where he went with his family a
few day3 ago. He will return to Topeka
the first of next week.
Will Celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
NEW YORK. March 8. Arrangements
for the entertainment of President Roose
velt at their annual dinner by the Friend
ly Sons of St. Patrick. March 17. have
been concluded. The dinner will begin
at 7 o'clock. The President win bo es
corted to the Delmonlco from the home
of his brother-in-law. In West Flfty
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Duffy. Six hundred covers will be laid
and over 2000 requests have been refused.
President Roosevelt will make an ad
dress and there will be' speeches by
Bourke Cockran and others.
Life Insurance Causes Death.
CHICAGO. March S. Dr. Ivan.C. Ami
Ion, aged 33, committed suicide today as
the result of brooding over difficulties
in the management of a life Insurance
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