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TTTE BEPFTJLTO: FRIDAY. fAT?PTT 30. 1M)0.
flFTEEN PER CENT FE4TIRE
SUSTAINED BY THE SENATE.
;-Votc of Thirty-Three to Six
teen Considered Signifi
cant by Republicans.
ST 0 PUERTO RiCAN BILL.
Beveridge Favors Free Trade,
but Will Vote for the
SPEECH A THOUGHTFUL ONE.
Believes the Pending Act Is
"The Wrong Step in the
aihlnj-ton. March H A direct votp was
itea by the Senate to-day on tlie prnposi-
to strike from thn 1'ue rto Ilico measure
the provision l wins 35 per cent of the
Diijley law duties on l't:erto llico pro
ducts. The r-rorositio-i iras defnitrj by a vote of
15 to 12. While the tote is re;-arde,i as
presaslsg the pa.-saee of the pendins
measure, it is not rt irarded as indi, -ttine;
the final vote on the hilt.
The feature cf the debate to-day was the
rptech of Mr. Reveridt-n of Indiana. While
he cdvoratfd re-trro-ity between the
United States and Puerto Rico he an
jiouaced that if all efforts to secure fren
Irad- should fail, he would support the
Jwr.4ias bill. The bill was under discus
Bioa throughout the session. several ira
portant amend-rents being agreed to.
Tie first amendment was one Imposing a
BotT cf 6 cents a pound upon coffte Im
ported Into Puerto Rico.
JIr. Pettus cf Alabama moved to sirik
Cut the amendment. which motion involved
the question whether a tax could be Im
posed on productB Imported into Puerto
Jllco. which was not imposed on the same
producU Imported !uto "other pans of the
Mr. Gallinser defended the amendment of
Ihe comnilttoe. During the Spanish regime.
laid, a tariff had been Imposed upon
ee Imported Into I"uerto Rico because
-offee raised there Js regarded as the
fcestSthe world, and It was desired to
prertat Jtt from being spoiled by being
Weaitd vtlth inferior brands.
"If yoa have a free hand to mutilate the
Constitution," said Mr. Pettus. "then you
can pass this bill, but If the Constitution
means anything when It Fays that taxes
and duties shall be uniform, then jou have
Co tsich right."
JIr. Pettus's amendment was defeated 13
Mr. Baooa of Georgia offered an amend
ment la the. form of a substitute for sec
tions 2 and 3 of tho committee, bill, estab
lishing the regular Dinglay tariff rates of
Buty on articles Imported from foreign
countries Into Puerto Ilico, and providing
that no duties shall be levied on articles
Imported Into Puerto Rico from the United
Elates, or Into the United States fiom
"Paerto Rico. Mr. Bacon explained that it
tras his purpose to establish in Puerto Rico
He tariff system la vogue Jn this coun
try. Mr. GcJUnger said the hill as It stood was
Irfinltsljr more liberal than was the atc&nd
teeat offered by Mr. Bacon.
"TJo committee." 6ald he, "had only one
tV& In view, and that was to so legu
SfJK for the Puerto Bican people an to ren
'jf.iT them happy, contented and prosperous."
Free Trade Proviso.
Mr. lindsay of Kentucky offered an
PTTiwiflmest to Mr. liicon's amendment.
5rOTidla for absolute freo trade between
he United States and Puerto Rico, baying:
"I offer this amendment because I'uerto
"ftico is an American Island; because lis
Inhabitants are American citizens; because
the people were promised the rights of
American citizens by General lilies, and
became the President and Secretary of War
Ceciared it was our -plain duty to give the
Puerto Elcan people frea trade."
ilr. Bacon accepted the amendment, and
at hia request the amendment went over
Mr. PettU3 of Alabama then moved to
Btrike out the provision in section three
providing for a duty of 15 per cent of the
Dingley law rates on products of I'uerto
Ilico Imported into this country.
Complexion of Sicntue-.
The motion of llr. Pettus was defeated
16 to 3,. as follows:
Jni.ts (Ark . Tune-.
Kennj. Wltlnn IS.
Prj . XcOiraj
JlRe. , arrn.
Jlr Ilrld. ttnier3.
Pulred Their Vote.
The following pa!r- were announced. th
last named being opposed to the amend
ment: Martln-Jcnes or Nevada. Danlol-Penrosp.
Idcl.urln-Ir!tchar.!. Hoir-McHn-rj-. Tnlla-lerro-Mason,
Money-Teller, i"V.ffery-l;urrows, Petti-tnw-Platt
of Connecticut. Slmon-lctew,
Chilton-Elklns. Hcltfeld-Platt of New 1 ork.
Butler-Be-.erIdgf. No ar.iouncment of
pairs was made of the following Senators.
Tho were absent from the chamber when
their nam were called: Allen. Davis. JIc
Cumber. Slallorv. Nel-on. I'roctor. Stewart,
tthurstoa. Tillman nrrt Vest.
Merely I'ncrlo Jtlrana.
The r.tiit committee amendment was that
Fich provided tliat the Sjianish or nalUo
lahabitants cf Puerto Rico and their chll
Cren should ba "citizens of Puerto Rico and
,a ruch enU'led to the protectlcn of the
HyMoTan malitained that th- rcople of
njf re ItIco T-'ere citlzers of the Inited
&JPs. and as such were entitled to the
dphls and immunities prescribe! by the
jr--"iuon. The arcendment. lie said, was
vain an.! pmwr i.inTfirin "
It became evident that the amendment
could not be disposed of to-day, and it was
fassed orer until 'o-morrow.
Morgan offered an amendment to
the aecUoa of the hill which proposes to re
deem the Puerto RIcan silver coins in
l--J.Ited Stales money, giving K Ctitts of
American money it,r the I'uerto RIcan
Tue aiiendmcnt proposed to pay 105 cents
foj the peso. jIr unrjrjn fce!1 tbat in th.
PropoKi cicbar ge of coins the United
1 . -n'-.S-""ffBftt?T--! a'-'
SKNATOU AUUKT .T
States w is t.iklnu ndvant.iRn of tin l'uetto
litem !, uo the p .ii coutatni-tl the
sjme ami-lint of sili.T as the American
do lar. Puerto Rie.in. he said, are ent'.tl --1
to lt0 -,s:t- for tlK-ir p"o. b--o.iuse that
amount of i!rr !n money would lie north
luO cents on the dollar.
Jlr. Jones of Arkansas and Mr. Bacon of
Oetircij took the same poMtmn. Mr. K.ira
k.T mamtnineil that the tu-itioii of ;he
I-mocmtle Senators wa- not eirrct. Th.-re
a" no inuninui to d.-pnve tie Pueri..
lti'-ans of any v.lue. as ilv Amenetin dollar
no ia worth in dibt-pavini; p..-r pr.u -tlcally
; pe,.s ir. Pu.no Iiico. He brhevil
the pnposit,on of th bill as- entir-ly lili
cral to the ''uerto Kieans
Senator B. eridgt-s spe h rf.il.i a pro
found Mud of the que.Mion. He ai.n..u-.l
frve trade lutneon America and th- i. .In.i,
but taid he would up5ort the pviidnij.
mejsjre brtjiiise it was a Me; In tlie rum
direction, but not the rislit .tep.
liis speh is m part .is follows.
VrV 1"rt "- "The lssi. juiiit-d In this
otlute inioiies the powrr of foiirer. . v. r
tnt- . elands id ih.. Ti..ii!k n h...:. ii.-... i
dtiicv has jilauid In our k ..pins. and. :her.--
Mi P'-Ji'-ni. ot letainn.g them. It
J..V! 1,!"' r-'wer und .n.T-N, i tl.. I;. .
public thiou-ihout all it futun. lor If O.n
i .-.-. h.s not a fr.r hai.,1 lo d, .1 wi.
.,.''. J5Ua,J:- '- Jheir different condition
a.i'i hanging needs d -mand. It it. nut n j
i la1,1'!""811, fe'1 u "'ay hc "npo.-ib!o to
hod ;h.,n To treat Puerto lLo a .'
,lJ' 11,-wi . and to deal with the latter a
we deal with ,he Phll'ppines. ,,d to :,,-ply
,?f f,1t'i,"ut, 'J"ll 'nu -:"1"' --J f"""ul,
,. h 1 i!,,lh cusl"In ""! tb" intention of
irlmnhiV" ! . J for o.n Terr.turie,
trim whi. h our .States .up formed Is -i
propo--ition as mad ab it i.s not. J "
1 will r,.ier blc that our Constltu
tion mtina. I,a our hands anu narrow - oir
Jn," ,ha, Im"'bs f tT-'in- I will ntivr a.
init that our Constitution i- such a ch ir-er
of death I will nt.r admit that our fl.Ti
ers. those maMer minds of 1-i-torj-s mo",
expanding and .i.lmlnistenng ic? J an.
harbor Mt" ." - stauna. t
harbor hen the high seas call us. Th-ir
islands are ours and the inhabitants there
of need our Bulling, r, straining and ti-, if u
Ing hand to resenerat-. to civilize. aM,'
redeem ,j,Pm. .No! Jlj fath ,s ln". ' "
tutlon which is a chart l whi.-nVe all 'ii
seas and make ,11 P,,rtsa ConktitYition
which t a fre- cummKon for the ex-rti.2
of our Mr.ngth a.s it leelop. ' e
I rpeat, .Mr. I r!dT.t, that the first
Issue under d.bate InwUeJ tl e k4Vdn- o'
cur new posslor.s. Por one. I reiw "th?t
w hate them, hor one. 1 I eliA ,1, ltth"
hav.. th.rn by the decree, of " Pro, .den. .-v.li..-h.
in all our history, has outrun th.
IlJlt Htltlsl Tr,A !.., 1 ' J1
"ri,, ,'t , ' ours :orev- r
The Philippines. I'uerto Rico
impr.-Kiiahl,. ourselves mid giving the villi
Ity of superior power t.. anv arhltr.tlon w,
'S,-i" "hundred clrcumJliarThi:
-..-.to nT- v:iiw.it::- to the Rem,!.:.
bejor.,1 our pr.s-.nt ,or abilltj to im
c . ni s"!"nils... If w noi,j ""!..
hih r,,i.,,; "",.." -."'"""'y
.Upublic at the mercy of ,ti sjl''futuro
Free Hand Al,,olntclr irr.ar.
ana ytt. 1 re.-'at airain an,! ji- ,u-.
.1 a. , . .. -...-
X. "IS- ""'" '" he wisdom of even's
". -uiti.j.K io me common -ens.. r stto-i
tlor- The n.ls of P. rto Rico ar.'ljgr
Ji,'-1, " 1:','i wo n,ust administer to
them as good judgment mav demand Th
needs of lUmii arc peculiar to HaJ."
Tlie nee.!, ,,f lc pntiipplni are iculLir
the archlp-Jifo The tl of ill .. ..
were x..rH, ,7."" An,'Tca" Mm when" th.y
nr J." t"","S . T.H" T'f'1" "f ''' isl- i
...... 0. ...... .,,.. UI1I1K,. ,,. poop,. f ,h
other An I none or Jh.m arc like the
American pione. rs who domlnat-d r"ir
.,tlnenial wild, rners. Ard if we m.iv ,.. t
adopt moaMir-s ilttingtl.e coi,di!i.-.n in! the
ni.s-n,. of o:,,,, a,,, chamre hose ireas
ures as cauditioiu, an ! ii'-c-s.ities ,.i,,'r
we must K;VP tn,.m u -r,.,, -
.... n.i. i .. - . ......
' .-tij ; :iii.'rji.'llle or
is an alternative whose crv
Zili. ' ' "5 ' " ,,lls m.-lancholv ciolc
That altermtive is the nruiiWt Inn :hit
our Constitution extends over peoples t
;:;: ..rv,i ??"?" !5.;,r,t nM.
........ I..... uirp- nsit.-s Iiail
, j( - -
for accordire !.. n ilT.st r";.""I, "" "i""
ment and laws prepared for it,.. T,!. ..
iu'-u iiinniiin nf rfwn .
iji- 01 Ti-ii-poverninij coinmtii ilies -the
ermnc cooon.,. i.: ..
..ii.. on s-i. inai iKtore tiit-so nenl
jvrn compreh-n-l the term KPlf-cnvf-rr-ni -:it
before thev renli7 Its duties, its ohlixuti.ins'
litusjens and rewards. . vercis.. of that holv
fiin.-t on t 10 I. f.,rce,l ujn ti,.,m. ,j.a,
thev are to be made a rart of the Ameri
can people and Stal'-s: of the Ameri.-m
1 .'ion. an mat ciierto ni.--.in iseiiaiora
Hawaiian Senators nn.i i-n ,,.,.. o.'V.ir' I
sh-ill .i; here. ,n.,! dicnit and p-.wer
to the representatives of the historic State
of M-issachusctts. the imperial St-it of
New York, or of Indian.!, the verv heart
of the nation, and that all this shal'l l,e de
termined imutcdinteiv- nrd irrevot al.lv now
and f,,r all the future Thl.s is: ihe .ilt".-ri-tlve
forc.1 upon us hy the opHistion 10
the (.overnm.-nt TliN Is the .ilternativo
which a desmte faction. s,.arc,inK .or
a citmpnlcn isyne. advances at one of llm
critical periods of our history.
t 11 01 t-it me Couslilnt ion.
"The ( 01 stitntion does pice us power as
ample a, out opportunities, pou.r so et;--pr.ss
and en-pl,.itic thut the opposition d.ire
not fino'i- II. lest is confound thetn but
tiv to Fill t". tl.-s and refinements of other
section- net bearlnc on the m-ilter in ills.
pute. pov.tr fo clear that it Irears almost
the nuiliot-it) of (ommand. power written
ve anlicipa'tlin of cur de- i
rr i-?uned hv the ridlcit
(3 (fie insiiiiriiv
Impulse in the hlood of the fathers, nun-i.r
so complete, emphatic and unusual that '
vii-re is :n n vne suicitesiion of duty.
"The Cct.-rre.ss shall have i-iwer tn dis
pose of and make all needful rules and reu
ulatlons respecting the Territory or other
proicrtv llorclnc to the Fnlied Stales
"So the Constitution says that there can
lr t-rriivry lIoiii;lnK to th- 1'nlle.l
States. Concrcss can even -dispos,,. of that
lerrltirv. Hut Uerritory belonKins to the
Vnil-d States" i annul be a p-trt of tho
T'nite.1 Su'.e. that Is a contradiction in
terms. If iiTllnry lielonRs to the I'nlted
States." and a: the same time is a part of
Ihe I'rit 1 States, it beloncs to. !s owned
b a Itody politic of which it Is Itselr a
part which is an absurdity ln reasoning, an
ri'i an i
pie to !. educated. In the!.- "r "Rn 1 !
S'W the future highways of the
world s preate-t commerce, i . .trto "ic
portion-, in all fninn, .. -U . - '?,0B,P
.,..ii "i'puriuniiy nnl pl.-.-.! the It .-
public on the throne of the world if w",'
surrender them to more- discern ng and UV
"oil Pc'e-.. ?"c.":?i!c-n-ra.ioslw,
- - - hi- n'u. -ltiij iii pnm i..
y irjui"! U
:,. V ' it VA T" veni-im .surr.-ti-nJL.
t h- ?."' h-1- wc" for s -is th-
fir-t hsue i d. hue; for we cannot kicn
IUM iniS III n.
--"" illl V Illllt II!il l,r
Impossibility in logic Aral Congress, may
even Msmim. of ti-rrltory belonging to the
I "lllt.il MiiUb" MiLsimisc- of ho? Not by
making that territory Slntc onl) ; not by
i -tabll-rni: lndi iui.d.1,1 gove'rnnu lit only,
not by making tint territory a part of the
R.-publij onl) No; and full provision tor
fu.-h iispasitlon or t. rrllorj is made elso
uhere 111 Hie COUMIIUttoM. Rut the .,rl
di.spo.- of anj temtore In longing lo the
V'nlted Stated stand there uiilimit.si. abso
lute and IniiHii.ii. V can lniki it a I-t t
r the l'uitsi Stateh ir we wish. We can
m t up it .upcr.dvnt got eminent if we wi-st.
and alienate It utterly; mid )l we omit
not do that II it Is a part I the ("ult.sl
S-.-it-.. K.r how rjn the Tinted Slat.-n
ulunaie ait fstrt or its. If. or how can un,"
P irt ot Hi. I nlted St j ten nltenate it- If
irtim th I l llei tilal. - t Mir .-utli.Ttl
ta.itto r- a-K.' tlie latti r ti-lloii. ai..l a
luiidoa lit i aiisw.i,l ii with lh.lt lives.
f iiiiiirfkV. I'ntv4r.
" Voiii-ti - .shall luiv.. un, r to .llntnise
of lrrri-.r In !"iigiug lo tlio- I'rlt. .1 S..n.
"l'i-s i " mi s. II .his -t.riil-.rr l-
tv.itf.iii: t. us ill n. .. hw an a -ll i f
n :- . ri i o" U. ,au .s.11 I'u.ii.i Iti.o.
cm s i in, l'hilt.pii.s; w. can linn
them adri.t. ami til tins hai. Ik.-ii .s.iv.ih.s
il. s- wli.. now .1,. Lire that th arc a,
tart w th t'tiiic! stat.. 1.mi. au man
il, ilht thai tlie' I nlttsl sttiit- ttu dl-Jxfi- of
I u no Iti.si . i. lime. It i. n.iitli.r nation
An I '! tins o'ljl'l II.. I lie d-illf If It N a (stit
f the t:li.. s."tai.b S.i Hint th. . rv
I, wt r t. ".:-is.c i,t ti'rin..r In l..i.giofi i-i
l.i I i 't 1 -Mills I- tin siv..r i-f tie l"r. .
h it'll o'i mat I. rill. n 11:. U--I..W.1' !
Ii .i ir p.ini-1 is a il.u.al ti it ht- " .,
s 'tu'i.'i, i :. i..ts i.vi r that i'riii..i. - ?, .
if it -i , tci .l-d II. i ittiwcr i.'iitii n. I. in
"The Ciii!,ross- jth.iH have h
! c of and in.iki- all .ni.lfill nil
ulati..n x ss ting th. territory or othr
proM-rt Is loiiciug to the rnlt.it rUUts.
'P. wer to make all ms-dful ruo-s and
"Think of power broadi r. more absolute,
more e-oinprehvn-lve man that You can
not power to .li-isis ot.' to mII. to .i)u
il..n. to exi tiar.ge. lu i..t up indi Ik ndent iv-i-rnii-enl.
II we do not k.s-p this trr.t-v
lwlnt'.Blng to the I'niled Sl.-it'-. ; power "to
make all n.-isirul rul. s and r culations r. -Milting
ti rritory I., longing to th- rnltesl
Stati-.-.' if we do keep jcIi teriltr. I. t
more :.!,--.. into than that is tintlilnkiibli.
And it I i'"t n Hiwir tuiplftd !r..m i,tl r
h.ctions. as are most of the lower now e.-e-.-isci
hi, Congress and the .iitln- nuitior.al
overn:nint It I .i ihiwi r xpre-sisl tint a
pou.r iiiipli..! It is a Hiuer ie lar.d .u
wonls so dear, so .ttisoluti.. s., uiirt-sxricte-l
jiud :.i unusual, that tiny liave the ring of
dutv and i .iiniiiaud.
" Tliv ion-;re-Mt -.hall li.-ive power to dis
Imisc of and make ill tiiidful rules anil le
ulatlon r. sjs-s ting tcrrtiory or other piop--tty
Is loiviug to the i" unci states"
" T, intiirr or other prop. My. Tirrltnrv
belonging to tlie I'nit.sl St ,i, s pr..ierly'
of the Culled Stales, savs that Conu'luitiou
And if -prop, rtv.' v- have the ilglit af
prp.-rtv.' whi.-h are fHin'.liar :o all. Rut
th. ContitiiIIoti v. ii i itiliasi7H.l th.e
rights and uiiim-e--.s.irilv .!., lansl that Con
gieps miglit -Tin Mi-ih . f it if Congress
mj plea-s. ,1 I il fv tin- in" mil s of il.- .ov
ernmnit to explain away the.se all-embracing
Iml TnrllT Tin Menus.
"Hut ii i Iof. our niark.-t-- to our own
pos--i .-si.,11 or to make tho-e markets il. ar
and .hih. ii!,. Is to take from our ma.
the ti"i"-s'ii" produ, til on our on t. rri
toiv. ani lo make the markets of our own
d n I, -icv ' ar and dillh ult to our pro
ducer., i. t- it.-nv to ourselves the oppor
tuuitv to sill tiur own -products to our ewu
possession It is a siiuaii ,n whUli even
the Hi'.-, -sity for Instant hnanclal re'.ii-f
toiilil n... render eiidmaM- to the llov-
rnm.'t.i of th. I nit. -I statis. antl mi ttie
i.l-nl of the iti-pul.ll. . trav to lil.-
f thtr's s,,ii, itud,. for I'u.-ito Rno. true to
hi- eoti:ructive si.if.Mnanship. lias,
throu-'li the ! -..it and , -on.stliutloii.il m.tlio.1
of an i.'etilive nies.-age to the S. Hat e and
Ilou--e. r eNimuiepde.i the r.-li.'f to ihe
Island l.v the appropriation of more than
$2.f"'. ". which. In turu. nlievis the Con-gre-:-.
of Hi.- I'nlt.sl State-, from i-otnnut ting
an offi-ns.. against stati -nianship. to which
It was i.-iviti t th" al-s.ilui.- n- issiit .ir
flunks feir the island And that recommenda
tion we ln.e adopt.. 1.
I'ri'r Trnile llnrmless.
"At.,1 tin- ris-ipr.s itv recoiiimen.il 1 bv the
Pr.-id.-n' In his tlr.st m,o5,' giv.s u .n
epi rlin-ei in colonial nd:nlnltr:iii.ei right
at tlie outi-1-t that I- ali.s-.lut'ly Invaluat.l.
and thai vv:h not "c ur again, an txi-i-rl-mer.t
that luiinnt Injur., u". and e' n tal
all the ti-ult- ut nciprocal cihati-e of
products U-lwten us ai.,1 our own -.,-s.-s-slon.
as c, nd'letely as if that murs. had
b.-ill pu'.-ued as to all. Just a.s a drop of
Mime new compound in Hie t heinist' test
tube ma" velouslv reveals all Its iiialiin-s
as coinpictelv as if a gallon of it had been
examia.d. which, if dangero'is. would have
destroye.1 the esiierlnn in and the .-xpiri-m.
liter, too It mav be thai r.-, tpr.s It
with i'li" r.o Rico will leveal co-is.--iu.ncn
o dntn .-lug, 1J fXlwraau-,! in lari. r :n .15
ure. Hit- it wli": be abolished even there,
and nev-T again prot-osisl in the d.-velop-m
lit of our policy as an administrator of
tovernni. n: In our island posh.-ss-ions. It
mav l.c thai it will show the leats of niar.y
tu i, groundless, and discov.-r hein-tlts and
Messu.ji urilrrami-l of even b It- adv.t-cjt.-.
a-:,', thus furnish a Unlit for our now
iiiiilii:tnl-i.-d p..thwaj as an administrator
of insul ir ! sslon.-
liirlfT "stilvvs n I'rolilemn.
"Hut to lO'ltillllf a t.llltf Is-tWK 11 the Re-
pulilk and 't-'mtorv lM-lini..ia l. the
Unlleil States' is to have unsolved all the
probltms 1 fore us. ar.d tmanstn-nsl all the
speculation Ii. which It It our dulj to in
dulge In thinking out the be-l vvav. as
statesmen should, to administer our ocean
Kmpir- And we will l.ot refuse this in-stiue-tloii
In our new. our gl-rious. our
tnmendous task. afTord.sl us hv the ssinie
favoring Providence that ji;i .1 the task
I;-, If Ijfore us We have l,ef, re us a n-w
t.trecr. new duties, new rcsisinsiMltil.-s. new
revvanis. and the censure or applaiis.. of the
world and historv . and we have an objis-t
lesson which cannot injur, us and cinnot
fail to Instruct and enlighten us. And the
hlghes-t authority In the nation t.Il- us that
this Hod-given f.pportunttv I.s alio our plain
I'mort Free Trnilc ill Once.
"Cor these reasons. 1 favor immediate
reciprocitv. and I shall go on r.-ctrd as
voting for amendments giving iuinn-diato
and unrestrl. te.i frmli!i or trade to our
Island f Pu-rtn Rico. Hut if we. in the
"Senate, who ls-ll.-ve that Puerto Rl. o shculd
hav leel pro itv nt time, are not able to
fo am lid th' bill In f I shall, after vot
ing for re.-lproi-ity atni'iidiin nts, vote for
the civil government bill an modified by the
ccmmlttee. because v.e must not d-nv civil
government to the s-iplc of Puerto Itico .1
moment longer, and h,'-.,u-p the Mil jt.s
modlfitsl Insults fr-- trade Willi Puerto
Rico sus s-ooii as the tlvil governmi-i.t of that
island provides, a system of taxat.in of Us
own. Fo that the ,inm r Puerto Rt. o g'ts
1 Ivll government, the iUick.-r It will g. t
free trad- under th.- nioiuticalions which
the committee luve mad.- lo the bill
"I should I glad if the bill could 1 so
scparili-d Hint we might vole for .-ivll
goveruni nt without the revet. lie teature.
although the coinmlttie have inoiij.i.,1 th it
feature so as to insure early freedom of
trade. Hut a the bill stands, unless w"
can amend it. we must Vote for it as 1110 11 .
ti,l by the
10 committee or 1 se vote ag-i-nst
government altogether, and civil g.iv-
t rnnient must no lonct-r 11. deitied ti ihe
people of Puerto Rico. I'elav of .ivll 'ov-
trnin1 nt to tluse people is denial of Justice.
Will Vote for the Hill.
"And so I shall vote for the civil govern
ment bill because It does e-stat.llsl- im. il o.
trnment at once, and lus-aus... under th
in.i.Ilficatioi bv th' coinmlltet. it also s
tabhshis iil-solute reciprocity in she near
"It oneht to establish unr slrlcte.l trade
lntamly. and It may bo that Hie House
-111 a.. ..nlefld It If II " shnill.t t'Ot so f.m..t..l
I 1. s. .... 11... If M-n n P.. r.l ot.ln ... c n. ....I
"11 e,- ,u, ti ,n ... ...'. ....b ... . o ...,. i,..
It here, ard If the iiouf.- M1011I.1 not m,
- -. . ..... .. . . ..
"-"" . P.V1 .,"0'n "'" "".,n"1 "-.." (?-
' '' '" .-... -- .- -
does rivv us Ihe al,itiite cerlali.tj of unre
stricted tra.1t? at no dit.iiit dale.
Criticise (lie It'H-inre.
"The bill iis a whole. whtl- not what I
Would have it, in its failure to Rlv- Im
mediate and unrestricted trade to I'u.-rio
Itico. and In other particulars. nevrrth
!(! doi-s establish civil covermn. nt which
may not be delaved another motn-nl and
cots insure .ini is-,iioo . uo.i o is
st..o io ,h rishi illrecuon in our ni-...j-s..
s ... rottcnfslt rinc nation a: I !s n te. 1 -,n. '
tlor of ihos- Kreat principles on wnlch ihat
progress di pends.
HUbH run UMrt muivrc.
..isit ertn cvfine- hah
Foiiitocn Thousand I'orsons- Have
Forllnnd. Ore.. March Z Fourtrcn thou
sand people have eiisas'il is-iss.ic from
I'acltic C.-ast prts for C.i- Nora, . Alaska,
on the tlrst lle-t of steamers which s-,ils
nltuiit May 1. It Is stated that forty-two
stenmers will If.ivc for Nome from S n
!"!-: nctsco. I'uset Sound ports and I'ortland.
jiractl ally at the same time. .Manv- '
these stcam-rs will rank" two trirs and it
,s, ','l,at'd. "io" ,n-,rJ'' ?.' people
"HI Irave 1 aHtie Itt3 for Iho nrw roM
tields durinc the season.
Expert bicycle repair,
Contrnct l.rt for IlulltltnRt.
Mountain (Srove. Mo.. March -5 Thn
trustees of the fruit i-xnerimental i-t.itlon I
were here te-day to let the tontracl for
the erection of the bulldtr.Ks to (Store- K. !
Matthews cf West Flains. Mo., for ISA'O.
The contract Is for the erection of . liri.-k t
fetation building; a frame residt-ncu for the
superintendent, a four-room cottaee for the '
foreman and a frame burn. Matthews was I
the only bidder present, but several bids J
were tent ln by mall and otherwise. J
Appc:i! to cvorj' man, and it is a. source of pride and
pleasure to have a. wardrobe of beautiful Furnishings.
We show the handsomest lines of swell and exclusive
I'urnishiujjs in the cit3'. Wckcep in close touch with
the leading makers of New York, Paris and London,
and this asMires you ahwiAs finding the correct fash
ions in our house as soon as produccdt,
Cl.OTHIi.k'S. IHIinWMSULh'S AU HATTERS.
.7-H KU'Utl.tC MUMIXO. SI:TuXTII AXD OLIVE STS.
SWEPT INTO KlfilBERLEY.
First Complete Description of the Charge by
10,000 MenHow Cecil Rhodes
Managed the Siege.
e..rr-.r n.ln-- f ihi A"-i. to.' rii-"-
I.o:idn. March 2 - In Ihe rapi-i ci.'ir-e of
eisvcli-inakig events whl. Ii pii.-tded and
follow,-,! the relit f of Kiuil-. rl. ). ('nitral
Kr. nchs rldt to Klr.il.,, v. escaitsl the
I minute attettlioii II t!i rwise would have
re-. iel It Is said that slnie iei cavalry
clnrgid. ami chaic.il frutllessly
klava. no such spectacular sight has le-en
res-ordtsl In ire antiaW of war In Ibis case,
time were I0.' men. ami with them, rais
ing Hie eliist of the plains, we'e some rorty
two guns. The corrcspoii.lt nt of the I.on
tlun Times described these things as follows-
"tn Mondav th" march began. Ram, lam.
eight miles 10 t'f snutfceisi, vvns soon
pss-'d hiuI a harp skirmish secunsl lie
knl's Iirlf. on the Ri.-t After a halt o a
day. Hie column mov.sl on. At Klip Drift
the in., Irt division halted e. night The
lit.stthleFs harte of 11 dash through llm
en. tns rountrv. carrie-1 out with a rapidity
probahly without a pnrniltl. h..d left its
mark on the hn"i, and the tr.in-iu.rt was
hoptlessiy In tin- r r. 11 vc (lavs' ration"
and foraire were t-arriid by each mm and
f. antv. Ind.-t-.!. was, the amount doled out
dav l.v ilav. Sotn of the ho-., s imt-.l had
but iecntly Imh .IK.mlwirk. .1. and the
cilniu:. imoali.d th. Ir health, apart fro-11
the Inevitable sl-ickiit caused by a lonu
sea v v age.
"It had not lit-vn (svsslble to rpare them
riy after day the cav-..lry mot .si at hull
pressure over the shadtless veldt, during
the hottest hours of Hie day. It Is dl'licutl
to convey to Kncllsh readtr; the burden
that this alone tnutllv. The absent e of
shad,- Is not n n-1 itlv matter. Mf:n fir
twenti miles continuously taeie Is not a
bosh that 11 i hll.l totild creep under for
shadow, the virj haves, of the trees that
an found r.ar watering places are thin or
d.-tply s.rraled i-oplirs willows and Itabcl
thorns. x-iving little or no siicltcr flora the
trt niendoiis hi at of the middav sun.
th. ir.th. a: Pj o'clock, tho '
critical advan. was made, and the shelling
ar.d capture of i-.vo la ig. rs a few utiles
out of Klip Iirift. on the I'.iT'heni slue of
the ilvir. . 1. ar.-j the wav tor the jun-tiou '
of Hie fo'c neanipeil on th" Mod. I. r. some
five iniltt tast of the iwirder f.-n. 1 . !
"This tod was c..inp.si.l of K.tcncner's ,
and Itolerts - llo.ss. and two more rt 1- f
meiits of in.iunti d infai.tr Refore the i-n- ,
tered the gri.it plain of Alex.indersfuiilein
the contingent of the .Motider River the
Scots (Jrtjs. llous. hoid Cavalry and two
!.i:i' t restm nls ilso Join d the force,
wed, 11 now iiLitui.cted some lj.oi men. seven
I'lti.-rK.s 01 noise artiii'i and Uiree rieal
balt.-rii . Thiir tniry It to the p.ain vv.us
the signal for the gnat t-retu m the day.
The plan. 1. i,fhaps thriss links in wnlili
.-in J live In letisi.-i. converi-iiii; ll!ltlv to
tin north, and frliiieil vvltn hopji - WiM t "Hi- alo cause.1 pl:ic;irl- to he placed at
iin:i,t-s an-l bat,i-thorns in Mattered . th" cortie"J of th- principal street, an-
groiipH of thn r lour are tae only tre I nour.i Iiir the I),. t. rs an.l Klmberl.-y
in this wiM ar..l hvel ep.nis.-. .md tl:e lining wul.l h. llchtisl ami ou.n,-,l at
whole font, hiMileit by tho l.inctr rml- places of sht Iter for women an-I chlhiren at
m. nl.s ami ihe sjCot Ct.is as u,lvjiite , 1 p m. Ow I'm w-.-re nee mnio.la'e,I at
Kilar.l. ileplovtil lo lni-j.irI Ititt-rv.ili. an.l i lie liver cm! l.JO at K'mbr!e mines.
thuiiOtrtd ru"s it. j while i.2 took refuse umlir the railway
he kt,pj..s on i-ithvr kLV were helil bv ( bri.lte whi-'h w.is ,i!-,, t-xteniporUeil liy him
Jtoi rs. who poiinsl Millets on,! mi i nit i at j place of sh-'t. r In the-e places th.-y
th- ii'lvancinK mas.-. .ihii'iMt 111 lib n by the vvre I il nn-1 lot-kisl after by JIr. llhole".
urtain of ilusi that iw troin 1.11 It r llo c Jir Sm.ir!. Jl I. A : llr iWr.Hner WII-ho-,i
of tin hort-t.t. 1 ncse l..ipj.-.s w-r , ll.imx :inI a si.iIT of able assistants: .lurliii-
initi klv cl. .tl ,1
f 1 heir o.eup:iiift i..y me j
Inn, moos rush of the llioulltisl ilif.intr..
louienanl 'w.-ei lis.. .11 of ihe ixtc mil
Ii:i-crs w.i th- tirsi olllter l- tall, nt'ol
ilf.nl at Hfii -. iril- t.i. n l:iT who ricelvei
k l.i nee through th" turn it :tlmot b. fore he
ji.11!'.! 1 ry ot
kviOeafk Py w;r...'re.hanl .!..- Iocfs J
w..r.. flrirti I mm th-m riKhl ami l-tt- as.
,,,.1 i.r.uinc in,- it. JI.I1I... 1 rv 01 mercv. ,
II1I iMWIIIIl . 1 "i"-- --". -. ...- r,.--.w
nlfiiiuhi-hafv. t!iru-Uiix: ri-.-l- ibf ininy i
either t!.-. hflpli -s 10 wlti st mil thit ft-
tni-ml.-us it.."R an-i ami i p-iiv t-i i- us 10
harm It A Kule-d rln.l.-n--st fi-nci. sireteh
inK across the pl.iln. ih-ck-.l tin- advan'
for a moment, -ui-1 tl.it nuiSIrl ih" Hoo-s
to wlth.lr.iw their Kunt. It was no lime f-.r
n ll.ink tivv cin. nt to cipturu them.
Al HevHuer'it Farm, .it the northi rn end
of the plain, th- toliunti li.illcl .ind r
form.-I In column, af I, r w.itirlm; the horyt
Th-y had cuiie km inllt .itnl broken lli-
lllli; I'loUtl'l the lM-s,td t-'WIl.
I ruiijr n tHKacit?.
Th' pace it whi h th. !.dv.intt had Ih-cii
m.idc had both mlnnnircd th- casu.illles an.l
prev.ntfil Cr.,111- from ap-iriu with l'W
m, ti to line th.. kopjes on th. plain Ccnj.
realize,! lh-it he wis dti-.ittsl and ad-i
with his umi.il w-g.-tcttv. Ill- cavalry col
umn hod Is-irelj t;o'ii- tivv miles lo.cn,! tli
plain 1 1 for- the o naKf.it of t'u- ll'iers
were In'-panncd and "lie. Inc lines of truopt
vvie irekhini: back across the vtrv line of
advance he had It-en jM..(,-rl,-s-i to t h-ck.
Cronjc aete-1 with promptitude and de--'.
Men lly the evenlnc of Un- s.im" dav n-.t
a man "f .!! the thoiisanls of the Investing
fore. be. n-l a f-w- slralinB bo.lis of
in-11 out pair IlInK or fn.ialri! 1.1 I'ronJ-
I ;.ive 111 oi-iicr to reire.tt. .i- ,-n i-o inc
hills anil riUie- 1n.11 n.ui 1.1-eo iu-ii c.inipin.
i:ri.uii! so loni.
"Meanwhile, the cavalry pushed on I cm
l)t villi' t's K.rm tl country res-emhles
some treat Fn-illsh park studded with sin
cie tree nnd undnl.uliiK under th- lotift
crass, ttiro.l.'Il w lllt-n in- kuiim i,n,,i
Ions tracut tn th- crumtuni; rti o.i. nrt-
the isle 1m can to
tell. -nd h-,rse aft-r i
TnoeSM that ll.l-l StniC
icsled on so far f-n i
from s'tne wounii unnoiiceu in me neai -u
Th- strain upon the horses of the Hoya!
Horse Arilll-rv had ln-en -lrem-. and it
Is Impts-slMe to praise too hlsMy th- han.l
linc tint brouuht nearly all if them tifely
through the melee
There was no time to pause, ar.d at last,
som- three mil. s on. the tirst slaht of K!m-lrl.-
burst upon the column through the
fiinc- r.r tret
"A pasace perilous maketh a ort pieis
anl; and the l,inir. w-iry wi--ks of anxiety
ar.,1 "tutdshtp. ihe dls.ipp.iintment of Mi
ll, --ront-in and tne nc.iri si, km oi ae
j fcrrisl !i !- were .ilik- f.ircotien Klmber-
.-, vvns relieve.), nnd the rt-roilnder of tho
; niuidi n;Uh- as well have len a review,
I as tin Immense column firtsel from the
trees anu ni"v.i tiov.u me i-'iik 'i,'i imv
oppose the rlstmc Kround on which W'essel
ton stands. The Ho-rs In the north of the
town, at thn Intermediate station an-l
Kumphcrdam. were tlrinc their last shots
fiom thf Ir irreat (runs ln iRnornce nf th-lr
failure on the south, but these soon stopped
and General French entered the town,
which, in a mcmrnl. hnd put out Its flairs
"The panic that li.nl been caused by the
cnnilni"i: liUttltiB of the linie shells over
ivcrv part of Hk ls-ieee! town v.inishisl
and from the 1 IM-foot level of Iho diamond
min- thousands nf women and children
emerRctl 'nto the llsht of day '
Honoraht. Mrs R.ichefort Ma-ruire. who.
wltli her husband, the British South African
1 onipjrv ihr- l.r remained in K inl-r!ey
il i'ti,..Hi' Hi. s.ej;, . i..scril,i s h. r a' ri
t m. 1- in s. ra. columns of Ihe I. 11 1 in
Titnt!. lake all tin Correspondents, sh- s
l..id In h r praises of the work done bv
Ctsll Rhil s. Shesajs.
"Kr silr fine If.ire .Magtrsfontt r.. Mr.
Rh.ii-, Iia.l fill that, in view of the un-t-r-
J 'a.n dura-iun of the sicgi. it was necessary
to g l rid of its inaiiv mouths as ncssiale
This Id. a had ! n at tlrst opposed by -he
military authorlt.i-s. but thev gave vt iy
cciiluallv. :,n, I he manage, to g. 1 rid of
some s.ei) out of the I0."i natives ln the
.-imiMiunds This was sph mildly maiiag-d
l.v l I'tnn. his agent. h.. understa'id
lng the natives thoroughly won their cn
lldenc.. and explained th s. tuition to them
at.il ltd them out of t,,wn In detachinent.s.
They started on their wav In very j.l
spirits, cairytug tvir belongings, cex.'glng
pots, !!aikf etc. together with some ra
tions, full) lni-ti'lluc. many of th.-m. to le
turn when the war was over
'After Hie baitV or the Modder. r.ir-1
Methuen. who un cted to Is- in Klinbi rl. y
aimost tmm. illatt ty, stnt a iiiss.iKe to .ol-
r.el Kike-.vi h that be would not !" il!i
to remain anv time, and a,, practically, nil
non, oml, iliiu-s. must leave. A litt'e food
would he sent In and ihe town would !e
only es-cupe 1 hv Its , fenders This idea
mused grt.it cust. rnatt-n among the . .
pi, who th "hi it very hrd that, after
ndtiring 11 -.tu- of two iiiou-h. they sh u! I
J.e i-:illei uhiii 10 leave th- town and go n -ooilv
knew- wiier-. at ilmost a mntit's
notl,e. Colonel K.-kcwicn stated at a m. t
itig or 11:1 Town Ci'iiin I that the pe p e
would h iv- to halo on tie i-titrv of 1., r
Mt'lutr. hot all tie sa-m. niimU rs of the
lisij-ie s ,1,1 i,. y in:, nie 1 nt,,.,, ,. ., K,
the p.riat iirop irtina of th.-m !. ii g n t 'it
all well n'f nnd having now her- l g A
t-Iegram was -al bv the principal mn In
the town, sitting forth tlie dilFu-ulttes of
tuni'ng jut -ii.ii pei.pV su'tdetilv ulthmi:
irovision hi-ung been made for them.
"llir Native Runners.
"Our Intelligence department did n d ste
Cfid In g-tiing much information Mr
Rl'o 'evt oruaidZtsl 11 system of Illiivr run
Hers, and sc uts hv whii h v.e wre -ii.i'ile.l
no! mi!-- to r.,'.i o-s-ns-oual letters fro-n
the outside world, but also I, am-1 wh t
the le-sltgirs wire about, .where th i
I.1.11:, rs were. etc. We gathered that there
were probably m vi-r more than Z or 3i"l
around iij at any time, with .(! orTl uf
as m-invi more Ir. Spytfontein impeding
Iinl Mtthucn'i. pdvance. but sn mobile
are these irregular lr'oi that whenever
we ma-'o n sortie they eoll.ct.-l from all
parts In a verv short time and made action
0,1 our pa-t vi rv- diill.-iilt. If n- li:ip.,--silii,.
without great los f life"
The Standard's '"imbcrl" corresiiemdent
stais that the Sunday previous to relief
vvh'ii is'iiiiotts praving that surrender he
r,.s..rtei to were l-irg cir.-ulatisl In the
b-l.-agu.-rt d town. Mr. I'lntles, rtvlv,1 a
nifSHige tl.rojgh the intelligence d-part-rrcni
from I.or1 Role-rts saying that It
would I too humllliting for the town to
surrender after its brave defmse and ask
ing him to assure the people that relief
would reach them In a few divs
'l h ii.pss.ik,.. as i-i-ct-ivcd by Mr. Rhod,
was inr-Hed -see tei I mil him -hortlv-aiter
its rteilpt. whe.i he read It to me
i;. tng I know- laird R-.b-rts nev. r in-le-
it! it o be kepi set ret Tilt people.
tie.l someihlng t.. cheer ihem up. and I
want every one to know I liave received
i this ctiei-rlnc r.ev
ti. f,ir .lays of active Hu-lUni; which fol-
l)!tnlslttitn fin IToro I'notl.
Tlie Stan i.ir.i s corre-iHiniii-tit at Kimher
1"J vritiim of the h.mlshlpi of the Jiene.
horsi-Jir lirimYnnriaircak m" Z
,. ., ,n. -... . " :!"
'lor many .inyn the novtttv of eatlmr
1 I...O. . ..i.- ..- s ,. .-.-.."
Ll,V...uKh I jiav.. nl--.',", V:':;;.! Vpi-ce'V:?
M!i-i til. nt tio-ettish 1 1 t-lli nt -atlni:. I am
not i.iklm; .int of It In Klmberley. Not
only are the wr-t, he, animals nsluced in
fkin and bone, hut there Is n prevnllliiK epl
detrlc of Intl 11 iiz.-. and toui;h .imomr them
v. Inch f-rc- me t-i .ili.ind,,n its us- It ,
however ,1 illv si-rvtd out to the soldiers .-it
well a- ih- sip!e. though there are ca" s
of .tiithr-T: In the Innpimls, and un o.itI,-,ak
of scurvy n- m.inv of the redoubts There
al.-o Is broken out a pccnH.11- form of th-oit
trouble, which m.ty owe Its origin to this
aril, ii of food.
"At 11 p. m all conversation cca;t nnd
rumors stop. fr. liy pio iamatioii. all Uch-i
- ' jcejit '1.1-trlc or acetillne -ras. must be
Tlur- .ire until- cas-x'f extreme suffer
lntr. which. nlt!ioin;h due to the sbiie. have
reich.d a cllinix from ronstltiitionnl cr
cumsi itici-s The'e are Itdlet io-nii;ht in
Klmli-rlev who are stntpt-. to their be-I-Hi
mis .-,11,1 weHnpc str.illj.ickett. mjd
Irom sheer ncrvatr-m "s and frktht."
PROF. PR1TCHETT RESIGNS.
Mario I-ros-iilcM if .M:ifsahiisotls
iti-stituto of Tocliiio!o,try.
Washington, "ilarch 3.- Professor Henrj'
P. I'rltchett. .uperlnttndcnt of thn Coast
and ticodctlo Survey, has re.MKned his placo
to H--i.pt me presni-iicy 01 me .M.o-sicnu-
sells Institute of Tei hnolocy at IJosten.
iiefore rim appointment lo tho const
vet In Octobt r. IW. h- had l?en connected
with th- Washington I nlvirsity at St. ImuIs
for llfttstn cars much of th- time as pro
fi.ssor of physi-s and astronomy. Ho wat
Ih- iinftt siierintendent the coast sur
vey evtr had nnd fine of the most cnpahlA
and accnsslve. He was. however, defeated
in hl recent attempt to absorb the hydro
graphic oillce of th- navy. Professor
I'rltchett is a finished French and German
linguist, ar.d has lieei one of the most pod
ular WHciils In W.vshimtton.
Ilniirne llrl.N at SprlnKfleld.
Sprlmttleld. Mo . March "?. Huitcnn V.
D-hs the -rr-tt labor leader lectured here
to-n'sht to a lars- audience He will sneak
Friday nielli at Kntzll. III.
nshvlllt- City "totnlnrca.
Nashville. III.. March . At the Repub
lican City Convention to-r.ij-.ht Henry J.
West-man, Jsme Satlr and I. II. H a se
me) er were placed In nomination for Alder
men for the city election, to b held April
1. The cllli-nx will hold their ennvtntion to
nominate three Aldermen Saturday night.
Louis Ilreiidle Dciid.
Alton. III.. March "3 -Louis ltremll- of
Rlnardjville. C years oM, died to-day of
consumption. A widow and two children sur
vive him. Itrendlc was a well-known mu
elclan and for a number of years leader of
the ""dwardsvillo hand.
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Peaches, per 3-lb. can
I.ily Rrantl White Cherries,
larfje ""-lb. can
I'rairie Rose Table Apricoti,
large 3-lb. cm
"Seal" fioldcn Drop I'lutns,
large .I-lb. can
"Seal" Muscat Grapes,
large 3-lb. can .
rrairic Koe I.emon Clin--I'eaches.
large S-lb. can.. . .
I'rairie Rose Kartlett Tears,
laige 3-lb. can
EDUCATORS MEET TO-DAY.
Fifih Annual St-ssion of tin- North
This mornlnir at DiO o'el'n-k rhanrellor
W S. Chaplin 01 W.islili:Ktnii l"nlvcrity
will open the tlfta annual t (invention of thu
North Central A'so, l.itlon of Colttues, and
""ecotnlarj. sch(Is at the Southern Hotel.
This association incluiet all the heaJs of
f.liication.-tl ii.Mliutions within the bounda
ries of the district from Ohio to Colorado
ami from Camilla to the Onio Itiver.
Inn-tor W. t -"locum, prcsid'-nt of the
u.ssim iation. will make the annual nd'!res
this niornlm;. and wtll b followed bv lre-iiit-nt
l:iihrd llenr.v Jes-. of the ills-souri
Slate I nlverslij. Principal William J. S.
llrv.tn of the lllKh sichool .ilso wtll make &n
addrcs-s.. Thi.t afternoon at " o'clock thero
will be another e-Jlon. l'resident Henry
Wade Hogi rs of Northwestern University.
I'rtsldent Homer T. Fuller of Dtury Col
lrgr. and Icn Stephen II. Korbes will make
nddrcM-es. Various commilttesi will report.
At M o'clock this evenlnu there will be a
simion at the HiKh SchoJl Auditorium, to
which the public U cordially welcomed.
I're.sldtnt Charles F Thvslne of Northwei.t
.rn Itejerve I nlvertty and l'resident
tltorgo A. (Sales will make addresses. A
lari-e attendance is, anllclp.it ,1.
To-mo'row ut the morrlnii scsflon Mrs.
Iav Wrtuht Sewall of the (Sirls Clarslcal
School in In.ll.in.i"lM. (St-orpe K JI, I-an.
Klla I" Snbln. president uf tho ".lllwaukee
Ocwncr College, and C. K. Kmmerlch of
It illaiiapollit will make nMrf sjcs.
I'ootor K. J. J.im.-s of ChtraRo Fnlvers'.ty
an,! Suit rlntendcnt 1. !.oiii- Soldan will
I i-morrow . r,.nK the ?
--nt .hivt- wilh a Ian:- bdtMi u-t to tno ;us-
1; nt I IP cioMlltr ?rs-.i,i in ill,, ,u,o-
. .Hi,.m l.v tlie lt.i.tio fl inisiec-? o$ too
i MurY Itotanl-al tlardeti at the South-
INJUNCTION FOR HERESY.
ltaptists Disagree Ovor Posfies-sion
of a Church.
Mount Vernon. 111.. March 3. A most un
usual Injunction writ was brouijht hero
from Uenton. Franklin County, to-day and
tried before JudKe Touimblood of th Cir
cuit Court. Klftten memhera. a mlnotitv cf
th.; Ilaptlst Church there, withdrevr. clalm
Inj; the -majority taiiRht doctrines that
amouuttil in hTesy.
The minority delro possession of the
church property and building, and th- suit
here was the result The caso hao attnet'd
widespread attenllnn throiiKhout thlt sec
tion, as the Ilaptlst denomination is. per
haps, the I.irKest .it to numbt.ni of any
denomination in Southern Illinois Judge
your.Bblood took th- cafo under advisement.
MARRIED IN CHICAGO.
Charles M. Monroo and Etta May
(Sates of St. Louis.
A special dispatch to The Republic from
Chlca-c" last niKht says- that a marriase 1!-cens-
was proeured there yesterday by
Charles M. Monroe, 12 years old. and Etta
May t'tttts. "3 years old. Imth of St. I.ouls.
and it Is believed thty were, married later
ln tho day.
Tht only Charlc-i M. Monmo in thn St
Iuls directory It th- well-known printer
and stationer at No. "J9 North Third street,
and who lives- at No. SSI'S Shaw avenue.
Killed With a. Tar net Hide.
Gail. Rorden County. Tex.. March .
Thit nfturnnon Svdney Clark, about 17
years of nse. wat accidentally shot and In
stantly killed by Oscar luacklear While
hootlnj- a tatret rifle at a hat beir-jj
thrown up the sun w-a-i dlsohargod. thi ball
striklni; the boy In thn face.
she looks forward to it rith indescribable fear. Every woman should know that
the danger, pain and horror of child-birth can be entirely avoided by the use of
" MOTHER'S 'Friend.' a scientific liniment. Bv its aid thousands of women hav
passed this great crisis in perfect safety
vmuc vu ui miuKU wiu utz
lent free to any address by
Bradfield Regulator Co.,
- a.y and SatiixcaL"ay.
-f 93-lb. j-8- QQ
, I Sack. Oil UU
German Easter Egg Dyes. Af
6 colors, 6 designs,' per pier; T C
Keal's Finnan Haildies, per lb ... So
Flower Sectls, 3 package, for. ... 3. OC
Choice Gnrilen Seeds, 3 plcgs for IOC
Blue Grass Seed, 3 pounds for. . 2 5 C
Gunpowder and Oolong Tea, ac- f?fj-
curately blended, jrr pound.. .Www
Oolong antl Imperial Tea, an fit.
extra choice blend, per lb VVw
English Breakfast and Younj Hyson
Tea, a splendid mixture, jf A-
per pound "TWv
TWO TRAINS OAU.Y.
SEEKING TO COMPROMISE.
Wators-Pierce Oil Company De
cision Hcing Interpreted.
Austin. Te.x.. March ". As thn tmU of
a seneral review- of tho opinion of th
"."nlted States Suprense Court In t"n cas
of the State of Texas vs. tho Wators-Plerco
OH Company, rendered last -week, and ln
which the Kenenil conclusion was that It
knocked the company out of Tc-xnj under
the anti-trust law. the conclusion has been
reached that the opinion Is not so far-rea-hlnc;.
after all. The Attorney General
and the attornejs of the company, la con
nection with President II. C. Pierce- of tho
oil company, have been In consultation hero
for several days p.mt The opinion of thn
Supreme Court, narrowed down to plain
facts, forbids the company from operating
any of Its r. tail depots or wagon tanks ln
thlt State under tho anti-trust laws.
The company is not forbidden selling In
orieinal pa. kag.s. to be delivered ln tho
State, but they cannot sell In broken pack
ages any more. With this understanding,
tho company 1 seeking some remedy Tor
thn situation confronting thrn. They can
not be debarred from dome business Ir. tlie
State under the head of Interstate buslnets.
but tbey are desirous of doing it to main
tain their retail departments here, and ship
to themselv. en. as .they have been dolmr. In
stead of be!nr comp-lled to ship ln original
consignments to some one else on Inter
state sales, t'p to the present nothlntj den
nitt. has been done. President Pierc of th
company stated to Attorney General Smith
thnt they had no connctlnn whatever with
the Standard Oil Company, and that that
company did not own a dollar's worth of
thir stock, nor were they members of any
other trust aggregation.
Curtis Publishing Co. Stock Kaised
to a Million and a Q natter.
Trenton. N. J.. March U. Tho Cnrtlst Pob
UshlnK Company to-day Clod, artlclo- In
creasing ltn carltal stock from J3.000 to H.
En.O.'i. Of the stock. J&TO.OOO 1 to bo pus
ferred. with not exceeding S per cvit enmt .
ulntlve dividends The enrtiflcatn Is sifrnea
by vrus H. Curtis, owner of 0oJ sharfs,
hy Edward W. Ilok. owner of "00 sharos,
and l,y others.
Dunm-re Mnltit at ahvljaty III. I
Nashville. 11L. March Z.-C F. 1rrrB. W
prominent merchant of this city, has filed
suit to-day aKainst Alderman Zep Forman
al. of this city, for C'"") on tho chance of
trespa-ss. Thn trouble, orlirinated over tho
ownership of a smtll hammer. Tho defend
ant Is a brother of ex-Contreesmnn Forman
or East St. I.-ult
Pheriflf A. H. Cohlmnyer hat nrrtnTOfl suit
a-Unst 1'octor HtiKhet of Denver. Colo..
for 3.0). Mr Cohlmeyer nlln-ccs that whlln
he was a candidate for Sheriff bn sulTered
slnnder and libel by the allniped svorn
rtatement cf Do-tnr Hughes that he
(Cohlmeyer) had stolen some oatM from, tha
Inanmncr Ueparlmeat "Tee.
Jcff.-rsoit City. Mo.. March ". Snrtitrrr--ttndent
nf Insurance E.1 T. Oro-vr paid lnta
the State Treasury tt-day the sum of J-1.I05.
fees csfU-ctetl dunnn: tho month of Mxvrch.
Collection of fees of the department paid
Into tho State Treasury durinir the motitht
of January. Februury and March amounts J
Onr-Ilnllar Bill Counterfeit.
Washlnston. March 2). Chief Wilkin of
the secret service to-day announced thn dis
covery 'f a very poor counterfeit Jl Treas
ury note, check letter R, series 1S3I. II. K.
is tne lor oi tne nousenoia. tor i
out it no happiness can be complete.
The ordeal through which the expeo
tanT mother must pass, however, is
so full of datiL'er and sufferinir that
and without pain. Our book; of priceless