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VOL,. XXXVIII-NO. 28.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
Speaker Tyson had to send the ser-geant-at-arms
on a tour of the hotels in
order to secure a quorum of the house,
many of the members having gone
home. lie also instructed the door
keeper not to allow any of the mem
bers to leave the hall in order to pre
serve a quorum.
The Romine bill submitting amend
ments to the constitution was ordered
printed and made a special order for
next Tuesday moraing.
Mr. Ogtesby introduced a resolu
Iution urging the Peabody board of
trustees to locate the teachers' col
lege in Nashville.
The senate bill making kidnaping
a capital offense was rejected.
The bill authorizing county judges
to solemnize rites of matrimony was
Amoig the bills introduced was one
by Mr. Stratton to prohibit the sale
of liquors in towns of 5,000 and un
der in vhich a majority vote Is In
favor of prohibiting such sale.
Mr. Greer introduced a bill to cre
ate a board of examiners of three
members to be chosen by the Supreme
Court to examine and license persons
to practice law.
A bill by Mr. Adams provides that
any two judges or chaicellors may
grant such license.
Another new bill by Mr. Poe pro
vides that marriage license shall not
be issued to persons under 18 year
of age. ' The minimum is now 16
Other new bills were:
By Mr. Cleage To create a plumb
ing inspector to license plumbers.
By Mr. McClure To fix a standard
policy of insurance.'
The house bill extendiig the cor
porate limits of Ripley was passed,
as were the bills requiring reports
to County Courts from county aided
charitable institution's; permitting
railroads now using steam to adopt
eJectricity; requiring guardians and
administrators to file reports and set
tle when the youngest child is 15 years
Gov. Frazier today signed the Adams-Johnson
anti-saloon bill. The bill
is operative at once. -
The aili-saloon leaders in the sen
ate are still after the liquor men.
Senator McFarland introduced a bill
to prohibit the sale or transportation
of jugs of liquor from towns' where
liquor is sold to towns where its sale
is prohibited. There seems to be a
strong demand for this bill, the people
of several of the towns in which liq
uor is barred having urged their as
semblymen to vote for such a meas
ure. Senator White followed the McFar
land bill by introduciig a resolution
that the legislature should not repeal
the charter of any town until after
the citizens of such town had voted
on th whisky question. This resolu
tion will come up later.
The house repealed the charter of
Double Springs in Putnam county and
this is considered a big victory for the
anti-saloo lists, as the place has been
a jug liquoring point for several dry
towns in its vicinity. Petitions came
to the legislature from several of the
surrounding towns asking the repeal
of the Double Springs charter.
Another liquor bill introduced in the
house today places heavy penalties
upon persons who give, furnish or pro
cure iitoxicating liquors for inmates
of an insane asylum, reform school,
poor asyJum, soldiers' home or simi
The Nashville Ministers' Alliance
today adopted resolutions requesting
the "senators and representatives
from Davidson county to support dur
ing the present term a bill to give the
eight cities not now under the provis
ions of the four-mile law the benefits
of that law by wards.'"""
The assessment bill came up in the
senate this morning as a special order,
and Mr. Cox, chairman of the finance
committee, made a lengthy explana
tion of the proposed changes in the
Practically the whole day was de
voted to the reading of the bill and
amendments and at the conclusion of
the reading the senate adjourned for
In the house Mr. Horlan introduced
a bill prohibiting members of County
Courts from holding any office created
by said courts or by statute bill.
A bill was introduced by Mr. Ogles
by to make it a misdemeanor, punish
able by a fine of $5 to $25, to wear the
body, or any part thereof of dead
birds, except tail feathers.
By Mr. Jetton To prohibit the sale
cr reservation of seats in theaters, or
other places of amusement, prior to
tne date advertised for the opening of
a box sheet for that purpose. Viola
tions are punishable by a fine of $5 to
The following bills on third reading
were disposed of in the house:
To allow 40 cents per inch or 5 cents
per line for publishing acts. Tabled.
Authorizing Circuit Courts to fix
rule days, and making all process ex
cept final returiable thereto. Passed.
To amend an act relating to the con
tinuance of cases. It provides for a
continuance by agreement or for suffi
cient reason of either party to suit.
To amend an act legalizing primary
elections. It provides for three judges
upon whom shall devolve, the duties of
clerks and officers instead of six per
sons, as at present. The bill received
a vote of 47 to 26, but was defeated fo"
want of a constitutional majority. Mr.
Peay entered a motion to reconsider.
To amend an act as to marriage of
persons under 16 years of age by re
quiring an affidavit that both parties
are of the required age and when pre
senting a permit to make affidavit that
it is genuine.
Mr. Barnes introduced a bill mak
ing it a misdemeanor for persons to
kiss in public or private, unless mar
ried, when parties are between 16 and
45 years of age. Violations are pun
ishable by fine of $5 to $50 and one
to twelve months' imprisonment.
The senate sat down on the senate
resolution inviting Judge Alton B. Par
ker, of Nar York, to addres the gen
eral assembly at some fucure date.
Senator Baxter's bill to ratify the
action of the city of Nashville in vot
ing a million dollars subsidy to the
Nashville & Clarksville (Tennessee
Central) railroad was passed after a
somewhat lengthy argument by the
author, by a vote of 28 to 2. The house
later concurred in the senate's action
on the score that it was a local meas
ure. The senate agreed to the resolution
urging the Peabody board of trustees
to locate the Peabody teachers' col
lege at Nashville.
A resolution by Mr. Lamar was in
troduced in the house and lies over
appropriating $500 for expenses of an
investigation to be made in reference
to placing statues of John Sevier and
Andrew Johnson in the National cap
itol. The house killed bills making the
commission of a felony grounds for di
vorce, and raising the grade of petit
larceny to $100.
' The senate again postponed action
on the embalmers' license bill and re
jected the bill repealing the law reg
ulating the sale of stocks of merchan
dise in bulk. .
Other bills ' on third reading were
thus disposed of:
To extend the corporate authority
of religious organizations. Passed.
To prevent a second conviction for
the same offense, applicable to mag
istrate and recorders' courts. Tabled.
To protect defendants in replevin
The afternoon was taken up in con
sideration of the assessment bill, the
principal fight being over proposed
amendments as to the make-up and
powers of the State board of equaliza
tion. The contest ended in the pres
ent section on this subject being al
lowed to stand.
The more important new bills were:
By Mr. Chestnut To render per
sons who have been elected district attorney-generals
for a full term inelig
ible to succeed themselves or to hold
the office of judge or chancellor for a
year after the expiration of their term.
By Mr. Johnson To prohibit live
stock running at large in counties of
9,000 to 10,000.
By Messrs. Morton and Cockrill .
To increase the salary of penitentiary
guards from $40 to $60 per month.
By Mr. Thomlnon To prevent the
sale or giving away of opium.
Senate bills, on third reading, were
disposed of as follows:
To prevent live stock running at
large in Madison county. Passed.
To exempt registered pharmacists
from jury service. Passed.
House bills on third reading were
disposed of as follows:
To send convicts under two years to
county workhouses. Rejected.
To amend the primary election laws
so as to permit judges to act as clerks.
Amended so as not to apply to coun
ties having over 60,000 population.
To define the crime of larceny and
providing punishment. It raises the
value of articles to $100. Rejected.
To make delivering-common carri
ers responsible for goods damaged in
To-make committing a felony cause
for divorce: Rejected.
To prohibit members of county
courts from holding positions created
by said bodies. Mr. Harlan withdrew
it, as he later introduced another bill
on the same subject.
Empowering county courts to appro
priate money to support institutions
for fallen women. Failed for want of
a constitutional majority.
To authorize women to maintain
hospitals for women alone. Senate
bill substituted and passed.
To amend an act to prevent the
adulteration and misbranding of foods,
making it especially applicable to
flour. Passed. , -
To detect and punisn poultry and
produce thieves. Failed.
The house, after some discussion
this afternoon, passed the Romine bill,
submitting nine constitutional amend
ments to popular vote at the Novem
ber election, 1904. These amendments
provide for electing the governor for
four years, the secretary of State,
comptroller and treasurer, by the peo
ple also for four years, also making
terms of sheriffs throughout the State
and registers four years, also giving
legislature power to pass road, fence,
game and fish laws for particular
counties, also allowing cities and
counties to exempt manufacturing
concerns taxes for not exceeding ten
years on two-thirds vote of council or
county courts, also prohibiting cities,
towns, taxing districts and counties
from incurring indebtedness exceed
ing 10 per cent of the assessed value
of property therein, also authorizing
towns, cities and taxing districts to
levy special taxes upon certain parts
of their territory for the purpose of
improving their sections, also to pro
vide for such inferior courts as the
legislature may establish. The bill
now goes to the senate and there is
practically no doubt of its passage by
Another move was made in the leg
islative fight against saloons when
bills were introduced in both houses
today providing . for a dispensary for
Columbia, to be operated under the
direction of the board of mayor and
aldermen of the town. Only one dis
pensary is to be allowed and the dis
penser is to be elected by the above
named board. No more than one pint
of liquor is to be sold any one person
on the same day and it cannot be
drunk on the premises. In the house
Mr. Veatch introduced a bill making it
unlawful to ship liquor from one point
to another in this State in packages
of less than ten gallons, except to an
individual for his own use.
The senate finally disposed of the
assessment bill by passing it. There
were few amendments. Poll taxes
were made delinquent in January ii
stead of March 1, as at present. An
other change requires the State board
of equalization to give ten days' no
tice before raising or reducing the as
sessment of any county, as former
members of county boards of equaliza
tion who have served within five years
are ineligible to election on these
county boards. Another change re
quires the State board to pass. specif
ically upon each piece of property and
not raise the assessment of the county
as a whole. The term of assessors
were limited to four years. An
amendment allowing assessors 15
cents for separate assessments of real
estate was adopted. The Vote oa pass
age was 24 to 6.
The Hancock Jim Crow bill passed
the house today by an overwhelming
vote, and now goes to the governor.
It does not contribute the separate
cars that were expected, and only
assures the patrons of the street car
company a wire partition as a means
of separating the whites and the
The anti-saloonists in the legisla
ture are still after the liquor men.
Bills were introduced in both houses
today repealing the charters of Paris,
Dayton and Union City and reincorpo
rating those towns so as to get clear of
liquor. Bills were also introduced
governing the transportation of liquor
from one town to another, the ob
ject being to prevent the shipment
of wet goods from wet towns to towns
operating under the anti-liquor laws.
Another bill aimed at" the liquor in
terest was offered by Mr. Cate of
Cocke county. It revokes the license
of a saloon keeper found guilty of
Sunday tippling' and prevents him
from securing a new license for two
Mr. Bell introduced a bill in the
senate providing that surplus revenues
of the State at the end of each year
be diverted to the common school
fund. This bill is in accordance with
the message recommendations of Gov.
The senate refused to adopt White's
resolution providing that the legisla
ture should not act on the abolition
of town charters seeking the benefits
of the Adams law until after the peo
ple in such towns had voted on. the
The senate passed Mr. Peake's bill,
which seeks to restrict the jurisdic
tion of magistrates over misdemeanors
to districts from which they are elect
ed. This bill is aimed at what are
called the fee grabbing magistrates
in the large cities.
The senate reconsidered its recent
action in declining to concur in the
house resolution inviting Judge Alton
B. Parker of New York to address
the general assembly at some future
Messrs. Norfleet, Ledgerwood and
Hancock, were appointed oa the part
of the senate to invite Hon. Richard
Olney to address the general assem
bly. The house bill preventing the assign
ment of wages of salary except by
consent of the employer, failed for
want of a constitutional majority.
Other bills disposed of:
To amend the law protecting game
birds in Haywood county. Passed.
To amend Shannon's code so as to
extend liens on crops from three years
to five years. Rejected.
To amend the existing laws in re
gard to the continuance of cases so
that any cause may be continued by
consent of both sides thereto. Passed.
To validate charters heretofore
taken out. under the corporation laws.
To fix the time when executions
may issue upon final judgments of
the Supreme Court and Court of Chan
cery Appeals. Passed.
To extend the right to challenge
in jury cases so as to prevent any
juror who has served within two years
from serving again. Passed.
To amend the law applying to di
vorce cases so as to require female
applicants for divorce to give bond
as well as male applicants. Reject
ed. To restrict the right of appeal in
civil cases, taking from the Supreme
Court the right of jurisdiction except
in certain cases where the matter
in controversy exclusive of costs and
interest accrued since the judgment
is less in value than $250. Failed
15 yeas, 12 nays.
Mr. Hancock entered a motion to
reconsider. The bill to authorize
Circuit Courts to fix rule days was
Senator Garrett introduced a bill
preventing combinations between in
surance companies and providing
heavy penalties for violations of
Mr. Aberriathy was unanimously
chosen speaker pro tem. of the house
today in the absence of Speaker Ty
son, called to Knoxville to attend the
funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs. C.
New bills included these:
By Messrs. Owens and Fanville To
repeal the charter of Paris and to
reincorporate the town.
By Mr. Sturdivant To create, a
board of State capitol commissioners,
define their duties and fix the wages
By Mr. McLaughlin (by request)
To make fraternal benefit certificates
non-contestable after two years.
The house adopted the resolution
to investigate the cost of placing stat
ues of Johnson and Sevier in the na
The house passed the senate bill
allowing the Illinois Central to relo
cate tracks, substituting it for. the
house bill, with an amendment by Mr.
Romine, providing that the consent
of the town and city authorities must
first be obtained before any tracks
could be moved.
The house capped the climax of
anti-liquor legislation today when, by
a vote of 68 to 16, it passed the Strat
ton bill providing a way for -towns
under .000 population to vote liquor
out without the necessity of abolish
ing their charters by amending it to
include all the cities of not over 150,
000. In effect the bill simply pro
poses a different method of securing
the advantages contemplated by the
Adams anti-saloon act, passed a few
days ago. When the Stratton bill
came up, Mr. Greer, who is opposed
to temperance legislation, offered the
150,000 amendment and instead of it
being tabled, as .was expected or be
ing opposed by the temperance men,
a motion to adopt prevailed by a large
majority. A motion to reconsider
was also, voted down, and the bill as
amended wan forced to a vote, with
the above result. Mr. Tyson of Madi
son county at once entered a motion
to reconsider and this motion will
come up next week. The passage of
the amended bill came like a clap of
thunder in a clear sky, creating con
sternation among the local liquor in
terests. If it becomes a law, every
town in the State will be affords an
opportunity to vote on the question of
The house committee on education
this afternoon recommended the Co
lumbia dispensary bill for passage.
The senate reconsidered Its act. on
in rejecting the bill to prevent action
to enforced assignments of unearned
wages and passed the bill. This bi 1
is aimed at agencies which loan mon
ey to workng people and others at
high rates of interest and take orders
on employes for the wages or salary
of the borrowers.
The senate refused to repeal the
dog law passed at the last session, al
though the house had already passed
The senate confirmed the governor's
appointments of Harvey M. Hannah
as adjutant-general; W. M. Ogilvle,
commissioner of agriculture, and S.'
A. Mynders, superintendent of public
The house passed bills repealing
the charter of Franklin and reincor
porating the same. This is the first
town to take advantage of the pro
visions of the Adams law.
In the senate Mr.- Rice's bill to give
railroads of the State power to relo
cate their lines so as to straighten
curves, reduce grades and build
double tracks came up with a house
amendment, which sought to render
the act inoperative as to towns with
out consent of city councils of towns
affected. Mr. Rice explained that. the
word "act" in the amendment was in
advisedly used, and would render the
act unconstitutional and therefore
moved to non-concur in the house
amendment and refer the bill to a
conference committee. This motion
prevailed. The house later receded,
and the bill goes to the governor.
The senate concurred in the house
resolution providing for the appoint
ment of a committee to Inquire into
and investigate the matter of fertiliz
ers and draft laws for the protection of
The following house bills were dis
posed of on thjrd reading:
Regulating the sales of hides, so
as to prevent fraud. Passed.
Protect enclosed lands against th
depredations of swine, goats and geese
in Lauderdale county. Passed.
Senate bills, third reading:
Requiring the union label on all
pubic printed matter, and preventing
the consideration of bids except from
union printers. Rejected.
Regulating the trial of cases
brought into Appellate Courts on writs
of certiorari. Passed.
Regulating rights of appeal by writ
of error. Rejected.
Preventing justices of the peace
holding offices created or controlled
by the County Court or be interested
in contracts let by the court. Re
jected. Preventing the use of arsenic in
embalming fluids used for the preser
vation of bodies. Passed.
Abolishing the charter of Obion.
House bill substituted and passed.
Providing for damages In cases of
forcible entry and detainer. Passed.
Among the new senate bills today
was one by Mr. Jones carrying an
appropriation of $250,000 per annum,
providing for the pensioning of sol
diers of the civil war and creating a
State board of pension examiners.
This bill takes the management of
pensions out of the control of the biv
ouacs of the State and gives it to a
board of examiners.
Flour thrown tipon burning oil will
instantly extinguish it, while water
only spreads the flames.
Clean japanned trays by rubbing
them over with a little olive oil, anu
then polishing it off with a soft cloth.
A dying fire may often be coaxed in
to life by scattering over the embers
a teaspoonful of granulated sugar.
If soot should fall on the carpet,
cover it with salt before attempting
to sweep it up. It will then be re
moved easily and cleanly.
Silk dresses should never be
brushed, but should be carefully
rubbed with an old piece of velvet
.ept specially for that purpose.
When grease is spilled on the kitch
en floor pour cold water upon it at
once. This will harden it and pre
vent its soaking into the boards..
The tender leaves and small ends
of the' stalks of celery should never
be thrown away. If dried they are
found excellent for flavoring soups.
When a heavy shoe or boot has
been wet, it hardens and draws so that
it hurts the foot. If the shoe is put
oh and the leather thoroughly wet
with kerosene, the stiffness will dis
appear and the leather be pliable,
adapting itself to the foot.
To renew velvet, cover the face of
a flat-iron with a wet cloth; hold the
wrong side of the velvet next to this
cloth until thoroughly steamed, then
brush the pile with a soft brush.
To powder parsley, the bunch is
dipped quickly into boiling, water to
make it a brilliant green; then put
it into a hot oven for a few minutea
to dry thoroughly. After this, it may
be broken into tiny flakes.
Boiled Icing Take one cup of white
sugar, two tablespoonfuls of water.
Boil until it strings, remove from the
fire and add the white of one egg
beaten stiff. Stir all well together,
flavor, and cover the cakes when it
becomes cool. .
After you have maJe your rich
brown gravy for the roast, and it is
just ready to turn into the gravy-boat,
add a couple of teaspoonfuls of thick,
sweet cream. It will lighten the
color, and, what is more, impart a
most delicious flavor.
To have a clear, fair complexion, it
is absolutely necessary to drink much
water. Moderate drinking with the
meals is recommended. One-half
glass of water should be sipped in the
course of each meal, provided, of
course, that other beverage3 are not
taken at the same time. This, with
one glassful ' between meals, one at
night, and one- before breakfast, com
pletes the amount of water that should
be taken daily.
, As a Curs for Insomnia.
Wakely "I wish I had a mattress
filled with duty."
Puffer "Filled with duty? What
kind of a gag's that?"
"Oh, you know, policemen sleep on
duty, and, they seem to sleep so soundly."-
Kansas City Journal.
K00T SEES TE0UBLE.
Secretary of War Thinks Negro
Suffrage Has Failed.
The Best Thought and the Brat Patriotism
Required to Scire the Problem YVhlea
Face the Country Reconcilia
tion of Rich and Poor.
New York, Feb. 7. The fortieth
anniversay of the Union League club
was celebrated at; the club house
last night by a reception tendered to
the survivors of those wha joined the
club in 1863. Elihu Root, -the secre
tary of war, was the chairman of the
reception committee. Secretary
Root congratulated the veterans of
the club upon having v "woven a
thread into the fabric of the great
life of this country." "There are, he
added, "many problems coming up
to-day on which the safety of this
government depends. There are to
day situations of possible evils for
our country that call for devoted pa
triotism. First, division between the
rich and the poor, under which
wealth controls legislation and pov
erty is trying to stir up a war of
classes, but every good titizen should
declare that never in this free land
shall we have a war of classes.
There are some labor organizations
which fight against the better man
doing more work than the poorer
man and hold down the competent
man to the level of the incompetent
and stupid. I do not declare war
against labor organizations;, I be
lieve in them. The laborer is enti
tled to organize to get his own.
"After the civil war the great ques
tion was 'What shall we do with the
black man? and the . answer was
'(live him citizenship, equal rights,
nnd he will rise.' Three amendments
were udded to the constitution and
1 fear we will have to face the con
clusion that the experiment has
failed. The suffrage has been taken
away from the negro, and in many of
the southern states the black man no
longer has the right of suffrage.
We can never throw; off the responsi
bility that rests on our people for
the welfare of these black eop1e
that we held in slavery for so many
generations. Now that the first at
tempt has failed, the question is
what to do, nnd it should take the
greatest thought of the greatest
minds of the country."
A STRIKE AVERTED.
The Missouri. Kansas & Texas Officials and
Trainmen Agree on the Ware
St. Louis, Feb. 7. General Manager
Allen, of the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas railway, stated late j-esterday
afternoon that the differences be
tween his companyand the trainmen
Lad been settled nnd that there would
be no strike. Grand Master Morris
sey, of the trainmen, and Assistant
Chief Garretson, of the conductors,
after the conference with the Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas officials, said:
"Our demands were conceded. The
freight men get an advance of 15
per cent, and the passenger men 12
per cent." There, is an understand
ing between the other four roads, to
which similar demands were made,
that whatever the Missouri, Kansas
& Texas did would be accepted as
indicating the basis on which a gen
eral settlement with their employes
will be made, averting a strike.
Important Railroad Deal.
Chicago, Feb. 7. The new deal be
tween the Rock Island and Southern
Pacific railroads not only strengthens
their El Paso connection, but secures
the Rock Island trackage rights over
692 miles of the Houston & Texas
Central and gives it a direct line to
Galveston, enabling it to handle traffic
to the gulf with facility.
Sees Disaster In the Dance.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 7. In a speech
before the state conference of chari
ties here, Gov. Mickey said: "There
are some things in our civilization
that are breeding disaster for the
future generations. The dance, the
card game and the theater are among
v Weaver In Politics Again.
Des Moines, la., Feb. 7. Gen. J. B.
Weaver is again to make his appear
ance in politics. He will be pushed
for the democratic nomination for
governor. His adherents will be the
Bo-called "silver" democrats.
Ex-Senator Sent to Jail.
Salt Lake City, Feb. 7. Because he
refused to obey the orders of court
to pay his divorced wife $150 a month
alimony, ex-United States Senator
Arthur Brown has been sent to jail.
He will appeal.
China Cost Germany S62,000,000.
Berlin, Feb. 7.-The total cost to
Germany of the China expedition up
to date is $56,250,000 and the further
requirements are estimafed at $5,500,
000. Jail for Youthful Tobacco Users.
Lincoln, Xeb., Feb. 7. The etate.
board of health has indorsed a bill
in the state legislature providing for
jail penally for use of tobacco by
Site for tit. Louis Post Office. .
Washington, Feb. 7. The secretary
of the treasury has selected as the
site for the United States post office
building at St. Louis the property
bounded by Walnut, Seventeenth and
Eighteenth streets. The considera
tion is $19G,000.
Torres Was Not Active.
Hcrmosillo, Mex., Feb. 7. Gen. Luis
Torres has resigned his command of
the first military zone by request.
The reasons, assigned by the minister
of war are' that Torres was not active
enough, against the Yaqui Indians.
DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
Bills, Resolutions and Messages Before the
Senate and House and Mow They
Are Disposed of.
The senate on the 2d had the army ap
propriation bill under consideration. It
was about to be passed when Senator
Pettus (Ala.) fwauested that it go over
until the next day to permit some amend
ments to be ottered. During the read
ing of the bill Senator Hale (Me.) and
Senator Cockrell (Mo.) grot into a discus
sion over the general staff provision, the
former contending that It was general
Hegislation and had no place In the bill.
Senator Cockrell insisted otherwise. The
statehood bill was up for a short time
and Senators Bard (Cal.) and Quarles
(Wis.) spoke In opposition to it. After a
brief executive session the senate ad
journed out of respect to the memory of
the late Representative Rumple, of
Iowa.... The house passed about 40 bills
under suspension of the rules. The most
important of them was a bill to authorize
the resumption of the negotiations with
Great Britain for the preservation of
the Alaska fur seals. The senate bill ap
propriating $1,500,000 for a new department
of agriculture building was passed. Mr.
Hemenway (Ind.) introduced a bill to pen
sion old soldiers and sailors who served
at the last 90 days of the civil war at
the rate of $l2 per month and widows of
such soldiers and sailors who were mar
ried prior to June 27, 1S90.
The senate on the 3d passed without
discussion the Elkins bill to further reg
ulate railroad transportation. The army
appropriation bill was also passed. Sen
ator Quarles (Wis.) continued his re
marks in opposition to the statehood bill.
He spoke for 2& hours without conclud
ing The house spent practically the.
whole day on claim bills. Mr. Payne (N.
Y.). the floor leader of the majority,
fought them all, but succeeded in defeat
ing only three bills. After the claims
measures were disposed of general debate
On the post office appropriation bill was
resumed and Mr. Robb (Mo.) addressed
the house on the trust question.
Toward the end of the session of the
senate on the 4th there wis a lively pas
sage of words between Senator Gallinger
(N. H.) and Senator Beverldge (Ind.).
The former declared in unmistakable
terms that Senator Beverldge and his
followers on the statehood bill were pro
longing the debate in pursuance of a
"deliberate and premeditated system of
obstruction." The general staff bill was
reconsidered and passed with an amend
ment putting the chief of staff under the
direction of the president "and the secre
tary of war under the direction of the
president." Twenty-seven private pension
bills were passed. A senate bill also was
passed to expedite the hearing and de
termination of suits in equity pending
or hereafter brought under the Sherman
anti-trust law. Senator Hanna (O.) In
troduced a bill granting pensions and
bounties to all ex-slaves who were freed
by the proclamation of President Lin
coln during the war of the rebellion. The
senate concurred In the amendment of
the house providing for a new depart
ment of agriculture building, fixing the
cost at Jl.aO.OOO. This passed the bill
The general debate on the post office ap
propriation bill was enlivened in the
house by an Interesting discussion of the
tariff question. The consideration of the
post office bill In committee of the whole
was completed, but It was not passed.
The house committee on pensions au
thorized a favorable report on the senate
bill to increase the pensions of all Mexi
can war veterans from $S to $12 per
Iliscussion of the statehood bill In the
senate on the 5th turned on the question
of polygamy, the influence of the Mor
mon church over politics occupying a
large share of the debate. By a vote of
40 to IS the pure food bill was passed.
It has already passed the house The
anti-trust bill debate which opened in
the house did not develop much anima
tion. The rule under which the house
was to operate, however, precipitated a
lively discussion. The bill to expedite
anti-trust prosecutions occasioned no de
bate. It passed the house, as it did the
senate, without a word of debate. Mr.
Powers, republican (Mass.), made the
opening argument for his side of the
house on the judiciary committee bill and
Mr. Clayton, democrat (Ala.), opened for
his side. The former contended that the
pending measure was a step in the direc
tion of regulation of the trusts while Mr.
Clayton insisted that it was all sham and
pretense and that the bill, feeble as it
was, never was intended to go on the
statute books. The post office appropria
tion bill was passed before the trust bills
were taken up. The death of Mr. Moody
(N. C.) was announced at the close of
the session and out of respect to his mem
ory the house adjourned.
For a time In the senate on the 6th It
looked as if the question of construction
of an isthmian canal would be discussed
In open session. Senator Morgan (Ala.)
spoke on his resolution calling on the sec
retary of the navy for correspondence re
garding the military occupation of Pan
ama and Colon. He had not proceeded
far, however; when Senator Cullom V(IU.),
who had been following him closely. In
terrupted him with a motion for an exec
utive session, which Senator Morgan re
sisted. The chair overruled Senator Mor
gan's objections and the doors were
closed.- The resolution finally went to the
calendar. Senator Kean (N. J.) then re
sumed his remarks In opposition to the
omnibus statehood bill and soon after the
senate adjourned out of respect to the
memory of the late Representative
Moody (N. C.) General debate on the
anti-trust bill closed in the house, the
closing speeches being made by Mr. De
Armond (Mo.) and Mr. Littlefield (Me.).
Impeachment of Judge Harney Defeated.
Helena, Mont., Feb. 7. The house
judiciary committee, to which was re
ferred the Conner resolution de
manding the impeachment of Judge
Harney, of the district court at Butte,
for malfeasance in office and high
crimes against the state, yesterday
afternoon brought in a report recom
mending that the resolution be laid
cm the table. The report was unani
mous and was adopted by the house.
This disposes of the impeachment
proceedings against Harney.
Why Hryan Was Not Invited.
New York, Feb. 7. William J. Bry
an, twee democratic candidate for
president of the United States, Kas
not been invited to the harmony din
ner of the Tilden club, Monday. Pres
ident llobert E. Howling, of the club,
said that Mr. Bryan had been left out
because he lived too far west.
Crashed to Death bya Trolley Car.
Philadelphia, Feb. 7. Hardin Hen
derson, the former well known bas'e
ball plaj'er, was instantly killed by
being struck by a trolley car jester
day "at Thirtieth and Market streets.
Henderson stepped from an east
bound car and attempted to cross the
westbound track when he was
knocked down and crushed to death.
Henderson made; his record as a
pitcher with the "old Baltimore club
more than 20 years ago. Recently he
had been umpiring in the National
WILL NOT SUPPLANT BOWEN.
President RooneTcIt Afsln Declines to Ar
bitrate the Veoexnelan Trouble Now
Goes to The Hague.
Washington, Feb. 7. President
Eoosevelt has declined the invitation
of the allied powers to arbitrate the
question as to whether they shall
receive preferential treatment in the
settlement of their claims against
Venezuela over the other creditor
nations. He reached this decision
shortly before four o'clock yesterday
afternoon and instructed Secretary
Hay to-dispateh a note to the Brit
ish embassy at once, advising the
British ambassador to that effect.
The matter therefore now will be
referred to The Hague tribunal. This
will result in the immediate raising
of the blockade. The administration,
it is stated in an official quarter, was
unwilling to approve the effort of
the British government to eliminate
Minister Bowcn from the negotia
tions and, moreover, the president
could not have accepted the invita
tion of the allies, even had he been
so disposed, without the consent ot
the other negotiator, Minister
Bowen, and this the allies did not
obtain or request in their note of
invitation to the president.
PLANNED TO KILL EDWARD.
ftnblno, the Italian Anarchist. Slakes Sen
aatlonat Disclosure Dnrlns: His Trial for
Shooting; at Kins; Leopold.
Brussels, Feb. 7. The trial of Gen
naro Ilubino, the Italian anarchist,
on the charge of attempting to as
sassinate King Leopold November 15,
by firing three shots at him while he
was returning from the cathedral
here after attending a Te Deum in
memory of the late Queen Henriette,
was opened Friday in the Asize court
IJubino replied volubly to all interro
gations and whenever he uttered the
word "anarchy" he raised his voice
as 'though exulting in his connection
therewith. The prisoner bitterly as
sailed modern society as the cause of
all evil. IJubino added that he had
intended going to Italy for the pur
pose of makinir an attempt on the
Italian monarch, but he did not have
sufficient funds. During the prison
er's examination it developed that
he left the Italian army because his
officers persecuted him. The prosecu
tion included in the indictment a let
ter from I'ubino to a socialist news
paper published in London justifying
the murder of Senor Castillo, the
Spanish premier and stating that he
(IJubino) had contemplated killing
King Edward November 25.
TWO FROM EACH STATE, J
Missouri, Arkansas. Texas and Oklahoma
mil Take Advantage of Cecil Rhodes'
Oxford Scholarship Fond.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 7. Repre
sentatives of universities in Missouri,
Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas last
night met in Kansas City and pre
pared recommendations for condi
tions under which students in this
section may take advantage of the
Cecil J. Khodes scholarship in Ox
ford university. In drawing up his
will the diamond king provided a
means by which 200 young men may
each year enter Oxford for a three
years course of study. These stu
dents are to come from the United
States, Canada and the British colo
nies throughout the world. Each of
these states will send two students.
Penalty for Wife and Child Desertion.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 7. The state
conference of charities has indorsed
the bill to provide a penalty for wife
deserters. An amendment was adopt
ed by the conference and offered to
the legislature. It provides that
either father or mother who deserts
children or husband who deserts wife
shall be sentenced to work on rock
pile. The money received shall go
to the support of the deserted fam
ilies. To Marry Boer Widows.
Geneva, Feb. 7. The Swiss papers
assert that the Boer secret commit
tee in Europe is sending out, fully
equipped and with their passage
paid, French and German Swiss to
the Transvaal and the Orange Iiiver
colony to marry the Boer widows and
orphan girls with a view to repop
ulating the country and preventing1
the British from becoming predom
The Roof Collapsed.
Newcastle, Pa., Feb. 7. By the col
laps of a portion of the concrete
roofing of the seven-story building of
the Lawrence Savings and Trust com
pany, under construction here, Gil
bert Achre was crushed to death and
John Mcture was seriously injured.
Gas Strike at Tulsa, I.T.
Tulsa, I. T., Feb. 7. A strong flow
of gas was struck a mile from Tulsa
at a depth of 1,300 feet. It is the first
well in the Creek nation. The pres
sure is strong and the volume about
1,000,000 cubic feet a day.
For Oklahoma Territorial Asylum.
Guthrie, O. K., Feb. 7. The senate
passed President Alexander's meas
ure accepting congress offer of Fort
Supply military reservation buildings
for a territorial insane asylum.
A Mistake Killed Man and Wire.
Columbus, Ind., Feb. 7. Through a
mistake, Charles Fitzgibbons and his
wife are dead at their home in this
city. Fitzgibbons took home a quart
of what he thought was alcohol, but
which later proved to be wood alco
hol. Both drank it.
Fell on a Pitchfork.
Joplin, Mo., Feb. 7. Samuel Kel
ly, a farmer residing near here, was
killed yesterday- while sliding down
a haystack. Kelly was disembowled
by falling on the upright handle of a