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vTOzne* olBce yertcwlay -was as follows:: ,9
^g*i" j?;--ae: 12 M.,' ?w;-3 ivM.r 48:63*. m.; ?;
" 8 P- Tt, 38; 12 M., 34; average^ 39.5.
VOIi. 15. JSO. 37.
Between Mr. JVIcPherson
, and Mr. Lentz
The lowan Charged Mr. Lentz With
Beinff Attorney for Lobby.
Passcd by Scnate Witliout Discussion.
Rcsolution of Iiiquiry Rclatlnjr to
Grant ins l>y Sccrctary of War
? ofMiiiinffOoJiccsslonsinBcd
of the Sca Near Capo
Nomc, Alaeka.
, WASH/INGTOIC. March 21.?Duiing the
debate in the House to-day upon the Loud
1,111, relating to sccond-class ma.il mattcr,
therc was a sharp excrange between Mr.
McPherson (Rep. of Iowa) and Mr. Lentz
(Dem. of Ohlo) ovcr a charge jnade by
the formcr Uhat the laf.e- was the attor?
ney of the lobby which is fisliting the blll,
but otherwise the debale was without
incident. Both sides belleve the vote to
miHTow will be close.
Mr. Loud has agreed to accept two
amendmenUt, onc to increase thfe number
of sample coples which newspapers can
ec-nd out as second-lass rates from 500 to
2,000, and the other to limit the provision
requiring newspapcrs to separate their
mall to those havlng in excess of 5,000 cir
culation- These are all the concessions
be will make. He says the debate has
strengthened the blll and he believes It
- will pass.
Mr. Dalzell, of rennaylvanla. from the
Commdttce on Bules, presented a report
from that committee for the appointment
of a special commission of nine to ron
slder all proj?3sed legislation relatlve to
the celebration of the one hundredth an
niversaTj- of the puienase of the Louisiana
Temitory at St- Loiiis in 1903.
The 9peaker appointed the following
oommittee: Messrs. Tawney. of Minne
scta; Steel. of Indinna: Sherman, of New
York: Joy, bf Mlr.souri; Corliss, of Michi
gan: Burke, of South Dakota. Republi
cons: and Messrs. WJlliamB. of Missis
sippl: Bartlelt. of Georgia, and Otey, of
Yirginia. Denvocrats.
The Housu then resnmed the considera
tion of the Loud bill..
Mr. Grlggs. of Georgia, saild that two
thlrds of the me'mbers who would vote
agadnst it, would do so unde-r a misap
proh'enHlon and because they dld not care
to take the trouble to meet the objections
of constituents who did not approve the
Mr. Leatz argued that the second-class
condittons for mail matt3rs must be con
sldcred part of the educaUon:il system of
the eountry. He had his desk and the sur_
roundincr desks plled high with the books
of standard authors and poets. which he
said. were placed withln the reach of the
(humblest boys and glrls because they had
nroe?s to the mall at pound rates. He
crcated cortijridcirablo enthusiasm. both on
ttw floor a]7d in the palleries, as he a.p
rra.l?l for 'a continuation of these pri,-*i
. arr. MoPht-rson, of lowa, in support
of the bill. denounced the lobby which he
said was lnfecting the corridors and gal
lcries~"of the Hjou.??, cairying on a cor
rupt campalgn against tliemeasure. Dur.
ing the course of hls remuxks, Mr. Hill, of
Conneoticut. rising to a question of pri\ni
legc, stated that literature in opposition
to the bill was being dlstributed on the
floor of the House by the jjages. Hc de
mandecl tliht the rule be enforced.
The Si-caker directed the employes of
tlie House to cease distributing t!he docu
Mr. MoPhfcrson proceedlng, attacked Mr.
Ijcntz, creating some sensation by~ char
acterSzing hlm as the attorney for the
Mr. Lentz was not on tflie floor at the
tlme. but Mr. Richardson, tlie minority
lca-der, nromi>tly called Mr. McPhereon t?
'Mr. McPliersoh withdrew the word "at?
torney" and was allowed to proceed.
Later Mr. Lentz on a question of prlvi
logn. replled to Mr. McPherson, expresslng
surpriso that a momber, eveti wiCh the
liniited expenience in the rules of de
cency enjoyed by t3ie gentlenian from
lowa, shouWl have charged him with be?
ing the attorney of a lobby in connection
with the pending bill. He prooeeded to
explain the clrcumstances under which
he had broug'ht into the House tiio books
and pamphlets comiJalned of. and in con
closlon salld he did not know he could pro
tect himseif from charg?s based upon
sueh fllm?>' grounds. "'But I want to say
in the gcmtloman's teeth," ho said, "that
the gentleman who charges. me with be?
ing the attorney of a. lobby is undoubtedly
hlmself the attomey of the oxpress com
Here Mr. <P?yne. of Xew Tork, inler
posed to call Mr. Lentz to order.
Later Mr. MoPherson got the floor. say
- ing that he had at tho time withdra-wn
the objectionable romark, but that the
speech of Mr. Lentz, when it anpeared,
would display the facts whioh had called
lt forth. Hc said it would further show
that Mr. Lentz was in telegraphic corre
spondence i\ith those laboring tp defeat
tho bill
In th? Housp
WjaSHHNGTON, March 2L?Upon the
autliority of the Governor of Al3s:<a. Mr,
. Turnex. of Washlngton, xnade the state
snent In the Senate to-day that conces
' ttlons lor gold mlning in the b,ed of the
?*a near Cape Nome, Alaska, had heen
granted toy tha Secretary of War, and
upon that statement he baeed a r*soau
tion of lnqulry.
Senator Turner aald if sucJi a grant
"". h?4 ibeen made -lt was "a sharoe, ^ re
': 3>roach *nd "*' scandal." The reaoluiion
?wm agraed 4o.
.Jb a few minutes, and without dlscus
?}on, the 'addjaional urirent tleflelenoy
?v.-UlB *was jpassed, .with one or two other
'ijaeasures of lmportance.
:.;\V-:9tr.-jy/Ulte6i-;|faye;jiotiee.'.ihat he would
,^?allup to -mprrow tha csnference report
?Von tfie Porto" Rlob epproprlation olll.
; :0.:$tk; Jfumerts % a-efiolulion ; <Mwo te'd the
lirfiecxetary. Pf SPfir to- Jnform Jthe''.} Senate
^^etter:anyJ^ncesElons to -ekcavate th*
j^jcoW^^eailnff^edSbf^tttC Bea;' in;the^v:cints
'^^^?^pip<0^l(izae,: ^Alaskai^or rfin? other;
^~^f0uo^?^i^*Xfi ^1?^3ne4?:Jto:ranj^
WarDepartjriant ofllclal. and if so, upon
what theory such grant was made.
?The Secretary of War," ?*" said Mr.
Turner, ."has jurisdictlon over th?? navi
gable waters of the TJnlted Sta'ies, and at
various times has elv<en to prlva:e lridi
viduals authorlty to excavate the b.'d of
such waters for??proper purp3ses. Now,
If tliis atfthorKy fcas been. strctched t<>
cover such' a^conoession a3 that men
tloned in the resolutlon, lt ls a shame,
a reproach -and a scando.1."
Mr. "Wolcotl, of Oolorado, eaio! that In
vlcw of this cxtraordlnary statement, the
Secretary ol |Warwould be anxious to
answer any propor inquiry. touching it.
If such a concesslon had b3cn granted, lt
was clearly a violation of the Iswiv
(Mr. Carter said lt certalnly could.not
toe in contennplation of the Secretary of
"War to give mining leases without a ecm
blance of law.
"I think the resolutioh should be
adopled," said Mr. Carter, "as I am satis
fied the response will show the Secretary
has not arrogated to himself such power."
The resolutions were agreed to.
Mr. Pettigrew offered another resolutlon,
direciing the Secretary of War to inrorm
the Senate what were the ciualiiications
of voters in the approaching elections ln
Ouba, who prescribed the <iua1ifications,
the purpose of the election, and who
would have charge of It. This was passed.
? Mr. Halc called up the measure making
appropriations to supply additional ur
gent deficiencles. The committee amend
ments thereto were agreed to and the
bill was passed without comrtient. .
A biil to authorize the judges of the
cistrict courts of the Unlted States to
appoint stenographic reporters and de
termine the duties and compensatfon of
such reporters, was passed. The bill pro
V;d?s for the appolntment of ninety court
reporters ln the TJnUed States at a salary
of $2,009 each, cxtra pay being provided
for extra manuscripts of court proceed
ings supplied.
The bill to provide a clvil code for the
Distrlct bl Alaska was then taken up
for consHeration. The committee amend
ments were agreed to. After some other
minor amendmenls tho bill was lald aslde
and the Portb Rlco bill taken up.
.The bill, after some discussion of the
creation of a TJnlted States court on the
island. was lald aside.
The Si.nate agreed to the conference
asked for by the House on Uie legisfative
appropriation bill. and Messrs. Oillom,
Sewell and Teller were appolnted as con
ferees on the part of the Senate.
The Senate then, at 3 o'clock, wentlnto
executive session, and two hours later
Olr. L/entz explalned that he had tele
graphed for information regarding the
amount of postage paid by publishers.
That was all.
The Senate amendments to the urgent
deficiency appropriation bill were non
concurred in and the b'ill sent to con?
ference. Messrs. Cannon, Barney and
Pearce were appointed conferrees.
At 5 o'clock the House adjourned.
He Will l)e Mr. Tricg's Gucst on 3Iay
Washington Bureau, The" Times,
515 Fourteenth Street.
WASKENGTON. D. C, March 21-Spe
clal.?Representatlve Burton, chairman
of the iRivers and Harbors Committee,
to-day said that pressure of public busi
ness wooild prevent him from accepting
the invitation of Mr. "W. K. Trigg, presi
dent of the Trigg Shipbuilding Com
pany. to visit Richmond as his guest un
til Friday. April Oth, on whlch d'ate he
wlll go to Bichmond. and will ? probably
be accompanied by two or three other
monrbers of tlie committee. The con
templated itrlp of Mr. Burton -will ln no
way interfere with arrangements of the
committee in -visiting Richmond in con
nection with James River mprovements.
Timo for Ratffication of tho Treaty
WASHINGTOX. Marqh 21.?Secretary
Hay and Ambassador Cambon to-day
signed a protocol extending the time al
lowed for the ratification of the French
reciprocity treaty. By the terms of the
protocol the treaty is to be ratified "as
soon as possible and within twelve months
from dale.''
This is the same provislon that was
adopted in respect to the British West
Indian reciprocity treaty.
Mr. Jack Grizzard Held Up ln His
Own Chamber and Money, Watches
and His Pistol Taken.
BJH'OWA. VA., 'March 21.?Special.?
One of the boldest robberies that has ever
occurred in Empbria was perpetrated last
night at the residence of Mrs. E. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Grizzard o'ecupied
a cnamber on the first floor At half-past
?> o'clock in the mormng Mrs. Grizza.d
awakened her husband, asklng him who
it was in the room. A raan was searcn
w the bureau. and as Mr. Grizzard
started from the bed the man polnted a
oistol in his face, with the admonition
-"not to move or I will blow your brains
The robbery was bolder from the fact
that a lamp was kept burning through
the night. The robber took in watches,
money"and clothing $1G0 and left, warn
ing Mr. Grizzard not to move or he
rt-ould be killed. He also carried, off Mr.
Grizzard's pistol.
Comlng on down the street the robbers
shot a favorlte setter dog belonging to
Dr. G. Bl W'ood. The. Doctor, hearing
the shot and , tho , piteous howls of tho
dog, immediately took a pistol and
searched hls-premises, but saw no one
around. As soon as Mr.. Grizzard couid
leave his wife, who wasthrown in quite
a nervous state by fright, he gave the
alarm. At once telegrams' were sent: to.
the different stations on both the South
ern.and the -AUantlc <Coast Une. Einpq
rla belng at the junctlpn of^the two roads.
A bloodhound was-:brousht,,fram SufColk
to-day. anfl^ eyery effprt is^belng;.niade.by.
the citizehs .o'f r the to.wn tp trace and dis
cover the robbers,;: ?'?';.ryi
A tclegram just recelved from Arring?
dale, a-statlon onfthc Sbuthern, "states:
; that a suspiclous"character. is;. trying-tp
.^ell.a watch,;;Jand as:,twp ;wereXseoured:
,among[i the' sibleh ; artlcle^,:; -from ^MrsJ
PeeblesV lt? ls:^bpedv that thlsviriijr5,be;a;
;>lue rtp^ihe jthleyes;^^. -.^fi^^'M>'#yS&^j
Gatacre Sweeping Coun
try Like a Cyclone.
Methuen to Invade Transyaal With
Twenty Thousand Troops
Lord Roberts isQuietly Makinjr Prc
paiations for HisiNext Movc Wnich
May Mcan the Fall of the Boer
Cnpital and Breaking of
Krugcr's I'owcr-Briton
and Boer Confer.
LONDON, March 22?4:15 A. M.?Several
telegrams havo pased betwen President
Kruger and the iBritish Government in
addition to the Salisbury-Kruger corres
pondence already published.
The Foreign Office received" a dispatch
from Pretoria yesterday. The ?oritents
of theso communications cannot yet.be
iSo far as the anilitary situation is con
cerned, there ds practicaly no change.
Lord Roberts is quietly making prepara
tions for the next move. As necessary
to a beginning. General Gatacre and Bra
bant are swiftly moving from point to
polnt in southern districts of tlie Free
State, dispereing or acceptin'g the sur
rend'er of any remaining Boers, thus en
suring tlie safety of Lord Roberts' com-.
munications before starting.'toward Pre?
A correspondent of the Dally News at
Springfontein, discussing these move
ments, says:
"General Gatacre is sweeping through
the icountry like a cyclone with flying
columns in all directions. His swiftness
and strategy have proved of inestimable
The 'rebuilding of the railroad bridge
at Karvals Pont will occupy two months.
The 'temporary bridge will be com'pletei
in about ten days. MeanwiMle supplics
are fransported in an aerlal trtimway.
across the igap. These works necessarily
delay the provlding of supplles for the
advance. '
?Lord Methuen's movements north of
Kimberley aTe 'believed to be a pr'elude
to the gathering of ta. columrn of twenty
thousand men with Kimberley as u buse,
to strike eastward f romFourteen Btre^ms
into the Transvaal.
The long and anxiously aWaited new?
of the relief of Mafeklng has not yet
been received.
IMr. Schreiner, the Cape (Premier, has
granted the request of the Mayor of Cape
Town that a public holiday be proclaimed
throtrghout the 'Colony on the relief of
Marekinff Kelief Column Has Ceased
Advanciiiff ov Ucpoiiiii{r.
8D0ECDON, - March 21.?At War
renton, north of Kimberley, dcsul
tory fighting occurred all Sunday, re
sulting in the retreat of the Boers to
wards Christiana, under shell fire. The
progress of this column towards Mafe
king has either almost ceased or Is
forbidden to be mentioned in despatches,
Nothing new comes from Colonel Pium
er, and Mafeking apparently still awalts
The Pretoria account of the skirmish at
Fourteen Stieams March 16th, says that
a Boer coromand was preparing to Oe
stroy a railroad bridge. and that'the en
gagement lasted half an-hour, with the
result that one bugler was slightly
The same despatch anndunces the ar
rival at tha Transvaal capital ot Gen?
eral Schalk-Burger from Natal.
The second edltion of the Times to-day
publishes a despatch from B'ocmfonteln,
-datedi Qlonday, March 09th, which
says:. - ?
"The blowing up of bridges by the
teoe'rs is an evident sign that the Trans
vaalers intend to abandon. the defence of.
the Free State." '
All is quiet ? in the south and west.
A corps of young Boers from the farms
surrounding Bloemfontein, under an itn
perial offlcer, has been detailed for po-.
lice work and to prevent the further loc*
ing of abandoned farms by the Kar -
'lt' is said that when President Kruger
left Bloemfontein, after his reosnt v.s?
there, President Steyn/s partlng remark
was: ' ' -
"Mind .the British do not catch you, or
you will get fcetter quarters at Bt. He.e
na than I." ? . ?,_?_
Rudyard Kipling has gone to Bloem
f?ThentBoers at Allwel Xorth are repor
ted to be .still "holding a position in the
big hills.on the Free State side.
From a Pretoria despatch lt a?m?
some misunderstandjng , regardlng Lord
Salisbnry-s replyv? to Ame^ca.s -otter Jt
mediation, exists theref It had been
quotedto the effect tnat.Lord Sa sbu-y
said he could accept. tn?. intervention ot.
no other power which leads to the be
lipf that the Amerjcan -represtntatlons
would be Js^ned to in the; final 6ettleT
,ment. -
Reply.-or Swiss Federal Union totlic
','>?-...;'., Boor Reqncsr.
r^no^-g-^cleral. Council has answered the
Boer appea'lJfT mediation'as follovys: -
"The iSWls?-^Federal Councll wpuld'hnve
baeri. pleasedi:to;co-operate ln frlendiy m*-'
dlation in?rder to end-iurther bloodshe-l,
caii^:iRepu^lics ;haye: directly. approachtd
vtheBritish.;;^yernnient:iri'order tovrcen-:
v^lude peace'pnaYpasis ihdicated.arid thp:
^r^lsh E'spvprh^at v.has^?hpvTO^
'%gainst.the.prpppsal; 'ah^i^iij^Yfi^iSsrmo'rev';
:"Uie'; 3ritis^; j^vernmen^^
XiM CCaDihetyat^aMinff^n^tnat^#Mitt;
The Streets of Savannah
CrowdedWith People.
Ringing Cheers Rant the Air and
FlagsWavedin Profusion.
Beautiful SilverVase, Xhreo Feet Hiffh
and ElcsantlyEnsravcd Presented
to the Adniiral on Behalfof City
of Sava:inah?Mrs. Dewey
Was Entertained by
Fifty Liaclies.
SAVANSTAH, GA., March ? 21.-Ftfty
thousand persons on the streets here this
afternoon gave Admiral George.Dewey as
enthusiastlc a welcome as was ever ac
corded' to any public man anywhere. The
Admiral had recovered from his indispo
sition of yesterday suffioiently for him ,
to take part in the military parade and
review arranged in his honor, and as he
rode through' the streets with Mrs. Dewey
at his side- ringing cheers rent the air
and waving colors made the scene one j
to be long remembered.
There were present and. in the parade
five milltia companies from Charleston
under conrmarcd of Major Chacte; naval
r'eserves from Charleston, Mt. Pleasant,
Beaufort, S. C, and Brunswick, Ga,, and
?military organizatlons from Columbla,
Pelzer, and Timmonsville, S. C, and Au
gusta, Brunswick, and Thomasville, -Ga.
There were in all seventeen out-of-town
organizatitfns. Adding the local militta
there were riearly 4,000 men in line.
The review took place in the park ex
tenslon, where an admiral's salute was'
fired by the Chatham Artillery from
brass pieces presented to the organiza
tion by President:George "Washington.
Business, public and private, was sus
pended from noon in honor of . Admiral
Dewey. ????.
The climax of the occasion occurred at
the banquet at the De Soto Hotel to-nlghf.
where the Admiral was presented with
a beautiful silver vase on behalf of the
city of Savannah by Aon. F. G. Dubginon.
The vase is elegantly engraved and stands
nearly three feet high on a m'arble base.
At the banquet table, General Nelson
A. 'Miles, who arrived' in the city' this
ovening <too late for the military' feature,
sat next to Admiral Dewey. While the
main: funeticn was in progress a com?
mittee of fifty ladies entertained Mrs..
Dewey at a 'banquet in an annex adjoln
ing the ? banquet hall. Upon the conclu
sion of the dinner, the ladies were ac
commcdatea with chairs in the main
room that they could -iiear the speches.
Among the speakers were Judge Emory
Speer, of the United States Court j Sur
geon-General Wj-man, Congressman
Brantley, of Gcorgia; ex-Attorney-Gen
eral W. O. Smith. of Hawaii, and others.
In speaking of the toast, ."The Presi
dcnt of the TJnlted States," Judge Emory
Speer said in part:
",While the administration of PresI-'
dent McKinley. more than any other,
save that of Lineoln, rwill afford to the
historian materlal at once. to attract,
to instruct and to thrill the students and
readers of -the future, it is nevertheless
true that 'his Americanism.- while prompt
and purpOseful in conviction and de- -
cisive lih action, has been cautious and
concilatory at home and abroad.
"The .war was inevitable; its results
have .followed in inevitable sequence. ?
"By 'tho supreme law of the land the
Phllippine Islands hecame the territory.
of the United States with a title as clear
as >tbat iwhioh we have to Florida or to
any foot of that marvelous empire to
the westward of the Mississlppi acquired
by the Loui'siana purchase, or by 'treaty
with Mexlco. Who will sray that the
President had the powcr or right to ig
nore his duty to 'the American people
and to mankind in the territory thus
aequiredV : ? '??
"The administration of "Wiilliam McKin-.
ley and its great achievements will ra
celve proud recompense. He will Iive in
?history as the first President who directed
? the energies of this nation In a great and
suceessful war beyond the seas. ^Greater
clvic renown may yet be his, but to my
mind the crowning glory of his life will
be found in, those simple words of prof
fered kindly nationai recognition of- tlhe
honor due the sacred ashes of his once in
comparaole foes.".
This peroration refars to President^Mc
Kinley's recommendation that the graves
'of the Confederate dead should becared;
for by the nation.
Will Ask in Fairness That Congress
Correct Roster of Those Who Re
signed and are Marked Dismissed.
BAI/TIMORGB. March 21.?Stfecial.?For
! many years there has been muuch qulet
italk among the livimj officers and de
scendants of officers of the- ConfedJ.-ate
States T>avy relative to the false llght
1 in which most of those who left the
Unltcd' States Navy at 'the oulbreak of
1 "the war appear- uppn the record? at
, "Washington. toy. reasoifof the fact that
ln many cases thelr reslgnations -?-??
ignored and they were, marked" "dls
' missed" upon the rcster. sj- , ^ ? *y
! -This talk has nowj culmlnated ?n~'A.(
proposttlon to ask,qo,ngress fo make ;hY
1 iproper-entries 1n the cases of JLhSse/offiir.
oers* who .were- entered^ as 'havingr :_been.
?Cdismlsaedr wh'en.tJn cfaqt^^eySrea:i^H1d.i!
' vJR?i?-es*ntatIve* Jaro^^fienny^ Qf^gj
MAKES denial
He Disclaims tKe Iriter
Senator Daniel Expresses No Opinipn
asto Nebraska Platform.
Scnfoi- Virghiia Senator Dcclares Tha?
He Has Not Made Himself Convcr
sant With Bryan's Statement of
tlie PemocraticJt*arty'sPrin
ciples and Caa Not
Pass Jndsemcnt.
' A special to The Times from "Washinj
ton last night says:
Senator Martin rerused to be seen ta
night in regard to the interview wltn
him published ln the New York Herald
and Baltlmore Sun to-day. However he
was finally induced to mak& a wrltten
statament Over his signature, as foilows:
"Have "glven no intervtew to any Her
aljd. man or any one eise, and have not
seen what you refer to. If any has been
ptfbllshed, lt is iwithout my authority and
did not emanate from me."
The utterances acoredfted . to Senator
Thomas S. Martin created much c:m
ment in' .Democratlc ranbs in this city
and throughout .the State. The following
is taken .from the Herald and Sun of
"Demooratic Cbngressmen .are not en
thusiastic over the tone of the Bryan
platform, .as enunclated by the Nebrasfca
Deimu'cratic Conventlon yesterday. Some-;
of the most consplcuous members of the
Democratlc party are dlsposed to criti
?ise the; Nebraska platform because of its
Populistic flavor. .
"Senator- Jones does. not ahare in . the
indtgnation of some of his Demcerattc
ibrcithren. iHe says that it Is on the whole
a fair decIaratibn'Of Dumocraths prihci
ples. He adds, however, "that lt does toi
fow that the National Democratlc Com?
mittee must take, that platform. The on
ly objeatlon Ihe had urged against the
Nebraska platform was that phink which
relates to the initiative and referendum,
?which aTe alleged to be Populistic. -
"Senator 'Clay, of Georgia. said he could
ndt support the pfaitform adopted by the
Nebraska Democracy, and he did not be
lieve it would be aeoeptable to the iNa
tional JDemocracy.
"SenaVor 'Bacon, of Georgia, said the
Democratic party did not take k'ndly to
the iexpressions inttiatlve and referen?
dum, because of their close associitloji
with the Populistic party.
"Senator 'Martin, of Vtrstnia, said the
Democratlc party cannot and will not
stand on the Nebraska platform of !he
Kansas City Oonvontion. It ls possiblu
thalt it was framed to meet the demands
of the fuslon movement Whicih exlsts ln
that State. for it is hardly reasonable to
suppose that a man of Bryan's astute
ness and experience would for a momen/l
imagine that the Democratic party could
make a suceessful. campaJgai on a plat?
form tinatured with Populistic ideas.
"Senator Lindsay, of Kentuoky, said*
he was not surprised at the tone of the
Nebraska platform, for he had always
considered Mr. Bryan more 'than half
. "Senator Tillman said !he could not see,
tke use of igetting exclted over the Ne?
braska platform, as it was buitt to suit
the exigencies "of the party in >Nenraska
and >not-4ntended to be binding on the
party In the national campalgn.
"The present leaders in the >Republi
?can party are generally delighted with
the. Nebraska platform. The farther
the Demoirats go towardf Populism the
i 'better they suit the Republipans, and the
faot that the Nebraska Democrats. with
the approval of Mr.-Bryan, have adopted
such an extreme platform is taken as an
indication that the national platform will
:be along the'same. lines.
. Representative Babcock, of "Wisconsln,
? " 'As T understand* it, the Nobraska
platform. has been approved by Mr.
Bryan,; and its cordial endorsement of
the Chicago platform of 1896 is the one
thlng most desired by the Ropublican
party. Representative Democrats all
over the .country repudiated that plat?
form Ih.1896, and they will do so again
iri 1900/
"Former; Governor James Campbell, of
Ohlo, said It would be fatal to the Dem?
ocratlc ,'party, to go' betore the country
On isues which - are ;recognized. as <Popu
listic In their tendeney- V
[' "Mr. .Campbell considers the prbspect of!
Democratic success particularly 'brlglit
at this time provided the party hominate
a "good, sound, : iproctlcal, - conservatlve
Democrat, like 'William C. -Whltney - br
Arthur ? P.' Gorman:"
Senator John i\V. Daniel Ur now ln
Uns city. He was seen'last night and
asked' what position he took in regard
to the" platform by the Nebraska Dem
I "I have not read the. platform. I do
! not know wihat planks it oontains. other
i than from hearsay. In view of'thls fact
1 I am not pre$ared to say how I regard
"Do you think that Sehator Martin' -en
dorses the views acredited to him?" ~ *
"I have not seen the artloie you refer
to." ^ t k"-- "- , -*
Senator Daniel was then shown >th&^
article as?it appeared ln the,New.Torlc
Herald. '-After readlng'? Senator/Dan
|el saidi ^'Isn't,|t oorroetj" z f ' - ^
1 He ,vras, told that?The.^rhnes .haoV^aj
| telegram, from Senator* Martin.^ denyinsr'*
, Its authentieityX -, ^J? rf?, ^-^^i"^
' "Well, I canr.ot,roake_.any etatenaent'
great many mlttions ot dollaxs. to tt?;eot?r;
pany"; aecuring "eu'-i verdict: | Bpttt vsfde??
haves been actively prepath^;fpr;the> ttM:
for a-Iarear, and the; cotmtr^;;hi^, pee?
scoured? for. minlng - expertss ;*tp?>tesUOr.v:
Mine modelsjcostlng thousandsIoT doUaft*?
have been coristructed. for Jthe^purposefj
of the trial, iwhich will he a notable one>
Ricbmond Firm*Amonjr Victlms of ]
''??';-?' GSans of' Derranrter*.
SAWUS^XS, GA., March 2t?In th?
United States ?istrict. Coart to-day I>.
A. Tyson and ten others pUaded guilty
to the cbarge of conspiracy to detraud
through. tfhe use of the mal'.s. Thuscol
htpsed a case that has eugaged the court
for the better part pf two.weeks, and
?which JudgeSpeer charectertzos as* one
of tbe most notable cases ever trled in
the Federal court in this country." "~
The consplracy had ran^ffcatons
throughvhalf a dosen ot the counties;of
this ? State. most at , them prptUbltlon
countles. The consptrators would seml
orders by maH to wfrolesale mercoants
out of the State fst all manner of soods.
prlncipallv beer and Uquors. whSclt they
wouW dispense in "Bllnd Tigers," and
the isBlppers <would never hear^of ttoefr
money. 'But while Uquors for sale in
"dry" countles wete a specialty, many
?other kinds of goods ,were embraced in
the orders of tfhe. gang. Indeed, the con
fess'ed leader of the conspirators. J>. A.
Tyson, built ana equipped,a Iong distance
telephone line. connecfcing this.city with
a dozen neighlboring towns, .wltb mate
rials fraudulently ordered on elegantly
cngraved Ietter paper of fictttrous flrms.
Tyson made use of a numtber.of airatl
countrv merchants-. wftom he persuacJed
to ipermit the use of tihelr .names for the
?fraudulent ordering of 'gqods. Many
pianos. organs, reaper3> cases of wma
and other articles were found in depots
in the territory of the gang. consign.ed to
the v-arious members of ? it. The gansr
victtmlzed wholesale merchanbs !n Mont
gomery, Chattarrcoga. IRtcbmond. Charlea
ton, BaStlmore, Cincinnatt and elsewhere,
The trial had gone on nearly two weeKs,
-and nearty one hundred witnesses had
?been examined, when lt was suddenly
'termraated by the plea of gullty.
' - , ? -?
Tbe Katio or Deaths is Seventy-Fonra
WASHTNGTQN. March 2a.?The. War
Department officials deny recently-pub
li3hed statements that General Otls' e.im
palgn is costing upward of one thotjsana
men every monCh. According to the oftt
clal records since the Amencan occupa
tlon of tOie Phllipptnes, June 1st, 1S?>, u.t
to February 17th, 1900. the date of the
?last ofHcial eompilatlon.the actual mor
tality in tbe army in the Phlllpplni's was
65 offlcers and 1,460 men, a total of 1,5;?,
or ait the ratro of 74 deaths a month.
?More details are contalned in the repirt
of Colonel Woodhull, Chief Surgean of the
Philippine army. His report, however,
dose not extend beyond the end of the
last calendar year. It shows that from
the time Americari troops Tanded in
Manila up to December 1st, 1890, the.'to?
tal number of deaths were 68 officsrs; and
1,263 men. Of .thls^numflber 42 offlcers and
570 men died of violence, and 16 offlcers
and G93 men died of disease. Most of the
deaShs by violence oecurred in battle.
There were. however, 137 deaths fram
violence outside ot actual hostilitles. lt
is a.singular fact that .more'th?in one
half bf the latter class of deaths were
caused by drowning. ,'.
The total number of wounded Wtthout
fatal results' during the perioa covered
by the report was 1,767.
Mcdical Officors Go There to Relieve
?WASHINGTON", March 21.?Arrange
ments have bean made to send an addi
tional detaclnnent of med'ical offlcers to
San Francisco with a view to their trans
portation to Manila for the relief of a
similar number of, medical offlcers in
the Philippines desirous of returning to
tfce TJnited States. I
Among the acting assistant sni??nr>s.
ordered from San Francfeco from thelr
present stations, are Randal I>. Stoney.
Charleston. S. C arid Joslah, T^- Ward.
of Newbern, N. C.
_ ?
An AddressrotheQneen.
? UaJTEJRIOK, March 2L-At a.v publlc
meeting held in Lamerick this eyenfng a
resolution to present an address to the
Queen during her vUit to Ireland was
enthusiastically adopted.
Con'ference Held in This City last
Ni?ht and', Plans to Test Valua-T
tion Act Decided Orr.
"With Senator John W. Daniel at the
head soine of the leadmg constltnUonal
lawyers of Vlrginla met in conferenee at
the Jefferson last evening to.diacusaiand
map out a plan of action against the re
cent act of Legislature proylding for^the
appointment of commissionera bt valua
tion of personal property and lncomea.
The session was a lengthy one.? faatlr&
abput four hours. Those In attendance
were^'besides Senator DanieU Jndge
HorVley, of Lynchburg; JFrancis'Fi-Can
sey.'of Hampton, who'flled the flrst sult;
in the testlng of the consUtutionaKtyJ at
,the law;,W. K. Whlte, of Norfolk; Mfe
Jor ?Charles S. Stringfellow, Frank Chris
tian, :ahd- Beverly B. Munford, "of thi?
"cufr?:^-:A':^^-'-'~.-' ?'? ' :'::-'^-^^
: The Supreme Court had annonnced that
- that f trlbunal^iwould hear argum
: orie; case :bnly>fand- argument:t?rpuia ibtf:
llmited'ito; twb Jiour8:' on. eacJ^ -sfdeiito:
view." ot,?tWsfacr; the groand waaf care^;
?funy}gpne":over,'.y^dus cases. wereiEpr*-:;
posedi;: ^dS; tne'v^^^exchange; of v couwselaf:;
^wouM^be?conducjted :^wer&" decidep^tiRQa4!SS
fi ThV^ndemenSpreseiit^towe^
been done.fbut the;above.factsfeenrobr
K.^ Randbfon:Hioks yandi:,G?Qrgre^l?e>errf
Consid^raitipii of^Be C
His Resignaton From the Vofrinteer^
Army Not Acceptedf? " 'j%
?=? *M
He Iw Understood to- Waut fo-Pat Sotft^ 'j
1 JLee and WheelorUpomtheKathred^ '^
IilstasBrisadicr-GeneraIs?BaC .-4^
lbl? Cait'c be Done Wilbout .^
SpeciaH.estsratlon.by . '; V? 5
CbngreM* * ' ,
WASHIXGTON, . irarcU. 2??General -1
Wheeler calterf at the War DepartmenC ?
this morning and offteially reported ht?
return front theV PbilipDlnes. to Secretary
Root. iri accortfanc* with the onlers of the .
Department.^ ..It was expected that tho '
question ot Geiu Wheeler*s futura milJ~, ?;
tary status would be determlned at this- ."J
meetfng. Secretary CRoot was so busy. ^
however. with other Important question*
which had accumulated durlng ftls ab
sence from tho city, that it was concludV ,
ed best to defer the constderation. ? pf ,
General Wheeler's. caaa to a more oppor- -
tune time. ' _
. The matter will probably be settled'
wlthin a few- daya. Meahwhtler the resjg"- f~-,
nation of General Wheeler iron* the vol~
unteer army will be held in. abeyancei
and the question as tO\ General Wheeler's
ellgibility to a seat in. Congress will be
held up, pendinc tae- settlemenf'of hl3> ?
military status., '
TO HE7TERB Hiar. 9
There is a strontf desire to jiut tho i:
namea or General Wheeler andToeneraT"J
Lee om the retired Ust of the army, with-^
the rank ot brtgadier-generalV buc the ex,- -
ecution of this plan. 'requires speclal leg
Islation by Congrcss. Existing law prohlb- ,
its a. man. sixty-four years of age- fron>
?servingr on the actlve list ln the army.
General I*e Is- over sixty-four and""Gen
eral Wheeler will be sixty-four in Sep-*
The last named, therefore, & the only >
one eligible for appotntment to tho reg> .
ular army. The ahort tirae he would havw
to serve, In case-of appolhtmenr, !s mad*,
an argument tjiainst suctt action. *
?Moreover, the desir? ar the* Preslcran.^,'*1
.!? understood to be- to> honor borfc ofthas '
- dtstmgnlanea^voJttnteer! officers In, tlxer^
? same way, aBdrnbetb'singfe out a, partJB^""
[Ular ona ifor.?pecJaE>prefenn?n{.rJ With
; the consent of Con'gress; it!wbnrd" be pos
[ zlble^ to a ppofnt th-ni: btfjradier-RBnoral*
: on the- retirefi list Such action would en
= abfe .th?m to rri':wju.Uh their nreHenC
, dutles and Insure their fufure walfarei
; 5\?llowinff the preccd6n^ astabUshtd Irt
the caae of Generar Shafter, c.C!TWPat ^
? Wheeler may cOntinne on activo dtity in-<=
, deffnitely under hl? volunteer comm?s3tonv
; but in caae of his fcransfsr to the resufctr/'
F f-aitabllshment he would be obllzed, to re
Hnquishi actlvo- duty uponi reachin^ thox "
age of sixty-four. There is reason to be
? lieve that General Wheeler would be will.,
Ing; to forego his-rfghts fco a seat in Obn
gres? under exlstlng conditlons, provUIaO
he was .ossured of an appotntment to the" "
regular army. As an. ofBcer on the retlreii -
list there would be no qiicstion as to M?
eHgiblllty to a seat In the- national Degls
: lature In caae his foimer constituents de
? sire to elect him.
??:-" p
Jadge Hnnokcl Dcclares Valuatinn
Law ITnconstitutionar..
?NORFOL.K. VA, Marell 3L?Specl-*r.?
Colonel W. W. Saie^ recenUy ojppotitect
Commt?sloner of Valuatlon for NorfoW*
to-day'appeared bef""^ Judge of flhe= Cbr
porattoni Court Hanckol. asWns to be eon
firmea. The Court refuscd conlirmatlon.
?holdlnjt that tho law recet Oy ennotett
under' which tho commissloner was ap?
pointed ts unconsUcutlonal.
At RIchmond to-morrow the Sunremar
Court wiU.be asked to tssue a mandiunus
cempelUngr Judge- Haflckel to permit Got
onet.Sate: toi qualify. Attcrneys R. R,
Hick3 and George Pilcher represant the
Comnrissioner, white White, Tunstair an*E
Thoro. those who opposed hia confiirmatlon.
The'govemmentjug'Tecumseh 3alled to=_
ntight tar Waslhingrton towlnt? the Yacht
Onelda.. which wlU be used as a practtce
vessel by the DIstrict of Columbla navat
'mflilja.'.;-.: :?'"'?'??"
?Senator Martin decfes an fntervfew.
?lawyers confer as to th? Valuatlon
?Difflculty in securing fireman for tho *
custom-house. ,
?Golden weddtns of a popular coupls--'
?IJquor dealers. complah* of the.llcensa
tax tmposed. t ,
^-Sam Stern may run, for Mayor.
?Dr. Hunter McGutre somewhat imr
?Republtcan City Convention on, tho
7th of AprllX
?Eugene B: Hatcbk of Orange county.
feit from his-horse witlt apoplexyv and
was fountf dead? Jrt the-road.
?Stafford*r Democrats .monranire by' *
el?cting a^chsllrmans andl'new committee '
?Judge Turnbutt, wttbdraw? from the*"
race for Cbneress-^ - ? " " Tk
?Rev. ,J.-ELHf Rtddfclr wtll b? trfedl 3
for the shoottnjr of Dr. TempI* ae th*!^
April'^term^ ?sRnmori? to Tregardi to the^p
cause cf' tbe> traKedy. ? ? " "~ * *?
-'?Th?p<nlnanla>-'emes? and SmltaffelOfc^
formr a ??aco?L'of Buatness; Assoctattaoj&rq
t- ^-Reub?n.- Carter-'" b> ber execo?^4'afr>.?
'CnmberlandCourthouse.'Frtdar wtthf>th?fi
sam* rop? that bonsf Sotemon Marabiai- %??
. ?The TParteiAgB?ir. factloo- seatadi-'ae#]
-the DIstrict/ Conwntloa -andi thet Stat?4f
'cb^irnian'eiuforfifid^'" ^' "^ "V-iij&r"*' 7^2iS
; ? BBSbaBWri'^Frawtoy,: cU&appear^SXreBK^
,X?wporttKew^feIe.avine *R9^wlf?-.anifer ?'*
.ro^o^wdrtbte^chcckiftt^ v.-'^v *

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