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Possible Harder Enters into the
Exciting Election Contest at
KHOCRATIC CONTESTANT SHOT DOWI.
The Wu Pronounce Prohahly
Fatal of the Doetern Shot fro mi a
Wild While Approaching the
Capitol Goehel u Beckham De
Frankfort, Ky., Jan.31. While walk
ing' through the capitol grounds on
Uk- way to the capitol-at 10:50 a. m.
Tuetday, William Goebel, the demo
cretic contsetant for governor of Ken-
tacky, was shot down and very dan
Arrested as a Saapect.
liar land Whittaker, a farmer from
Butler, the home of Gov. Taylor, is
mw in jail in Iiouisville, charged with
the crime. .There is no direct evidence
against Whittaker, and he was placed
ander arrest more because he was
caught around the capitol building
when the shots were fired than for any
ether apparent reason. He- denies in
the most positive manner that he had
any connection with the shooting or
knew anvthinir about it. lie was run
ing towardihe scene of the shooting
ami not mway .from it when he wan
The COeirne.ef -the Ballet.
Senator Gdebel was wounded by a
rifle ball of fcnall caliber, not over 38,
whicl- struck him in the right side
jnsi below the arm pit. The ball
pasted through the back part of the
riefct lung, across the body on a di-
agonal line, passing out below the left
shoulder blafe.. No vital organ, were
injured excettt the right lung.. ,
Om His ' the 'Senate Chamber.
Mr. Goebet was on his way to the
senate chamber, in company with Col.
Jack Chinn and Warden Eph Lillard
of the Frankfort penitentiary. Mr.
Lillard was 'a few feet, in advance of
Goebel and Chinn, who were walking
aide by side..Goebel being on the right
WILLIAM E. GOEBEIa.
and Chinn upon the left. From the
meter edge of the capitol grounds to
the step of the capitol building the
distance is about 300 feet. Two-thirds
of this had been passed and the men
were walking slowly when suddenly a
ahnt rang out from a large three-story
btilding which stands 50 feet east of
the capitol building. This building is
red for offices by nearly all the lead
ing officials of the state, Gov. Taylor
and the secretary of state having
room on the first floor.
Several More Shot Fired.
its the shot was heard, Goebel gave
a quick, involuntary exclamation of
pain, and made an effort to draw his
revolver. His strength was unable to
the task, however, and he sank upon
the pavement. With great rapidity
aererai more shots were fired, the bul
lets all striking the brick sidewalk
rlcfco to where Goebel lay. None of
them touched him, however.
I Gaess They- Have Killed Me."
Lillard hastily turned around to aid
Goebel, who was supported by Chinn,
who had his arms about him almost as
anon as he touched the pavement.
"Get help," said Chinn to Lillard,
anil turning to Goebel, he asked:
"Are you hurt? Did they get you.
"They have got me this time," re
plied Goebel; "I guess they have killed
Declared the Wound Fatal.
Ill less than a minute a crowd of
Bieu was around Goebel. He was los
ing much blood, and was becoming
-very weak. He was hastily carried to
the office of Dr. E. E. Hume, in the
haMment of the capitol hotel, and
alout 1,000 feet away from the spot
where the shooting occurred. Here
an was laid on a sofa while Dr. Hume
Hade a hasty examination, pronounc
ing the wound to be of a nature that
vast cause death in a short time.
Goebel, who showed great fortitude
and courage throughout, smiled weak'
ly a he heard the verdict, and feebly
rolled his head from side to side in
tcken of dissent from the opinion ex
pressed by the physician. He was then
carried to his room on the second floor
of the Capitol hotel, and in addition to
Dr. Hume. Doctors McCormick and Ely
wire summoned to attend him. After
a careful examination of the wound
the doctors announced that while ex
ceedingly dangerous, it was not neces
sari!; fatal unless complications or
Mrod poisoning should set in. The
patient himself kept up his courage,
insisting again and again that he was
mo; going to die.
Showed Eshaastioa. bat Hallled.
It was decided by his friends to call
in the services, also, of Dr. McMurty, a
proniinent surgeon of Louisville, and
argent messages were at once sent for
him. After the wound bad been
dressed Senator Goebel showwl great
exhaustion, and it was announced by
the physicians that he would in all
probability die within a short time.
He rallied, however, and, under the in
fluence of an opiate, sank- into a gentle
slumber which lasted several hours.
Am Over-Zealons Octoa-eaarlaa.
Whittaker was arrested as he came
down the steps on the east side of the
office building, directly below the win
dow from which the shots had been
fired. As he reached the sidewalk and
wes hastening toward the scene oi
the shooting he was met by John E.
Miles, who is 76 years old. Without
hesitation Miles threw himself upon
Whittaker, winding his arms around
him and calling loudly for help.
An Unjnstinnble Arrest.
It was right at hand, and in an in
stant 'Whittaker was surrounded by a
group of men, many of them with
drawr revolvers. He made no attempt
to escape, knowing well that the
slightest attempt to do so would have
brought a dozen bullets into his body.
He submitted quietly while a searci
was quickly made of his clothing, the
proceeds being three revolvers ' and "a
big knife. A quick examination of the
revolvers showed that none or ine
chambers had been used, and there
was no powder smut on any of his
weapons, proving conclusively that he
could not have used any of his three
revolvers. In addition to this, all
those who heard the shots join in tha
statement .that they were, from a rifle
and from a smaller weapon.
Took Thlnirs Calmly.
' IWhittaker was quickly led away and
placed in jail, while a guard ,0 wft3
placed .at the outer entrance to keep
out all people who had no direct con
rieCtionwittt-the institution. - The pris
oner is a man slightly over themediupn
size, with sandv hair and moustache,
He was disposed to take things calntty
although he repeated again and again
Ahot-he knew' nothing whatever aboht
the shooting '. ' : . i;
. ..Whlttaker'a Alibi. J
I was on the first floor of the build-
aff-T he said, "when I heard Gov. Tay
lor tell that man iwms, ine capitoi
policeman, to go over at once to see
Gen. Collier. 1 said 1 would go witJi
him, and that was where I was going.
I wanted to know, too, what the shoot
ing was aboirtl When I stepped out
side, that man grabbed me, and that's
all 1 know, and that's a fact. !.
Few people believe that Whittaker
is. guilty, but the fact that he wts
hastily leaving the building just after
th? shooting was done was enough to
make trouble for him. '
Corroborated by Davis.
"That man Davis," to whom Whittaker
referred, is Col. John Davis, the cus
todial? of the capitol grounds. His
stcry agrees with that of Whittaker.
I was just outside of uov. laylors
office," said Col. Davis, "when I heard
the- shots and heard Gov. Taylor say:
Mv God, what have they doner He
crtUef. to me to at once go over to the
office of Adjt-Gen. Collier, and 'Whit
taker went along. I am positive that
he could not have done the shooting.
We were at the door of the building
in too short a time for that."
Mountaineers Guarded tbe Doors.
A3 soon as it was known that the
bullet which struck down Mr. Goebel
had come from the buliding to the
east, a group of men gathered in front
of the door on the east side. Others
ran around to the door on the west
side to prevent the escape of anybody
from there. Several men attempted to
ecter the doors from the outside, but
were prevented by groups of moun
taineers, who stood in the doorways.
Some of these men held Winchesters
in their hands, and presented an as
pect so generally uninviting that no
attempt was made to search the
building and nobody gained entrance
to it for several minutes after the
shooting had been done.
I'sed Smokeless Powder.
The man who fired the shots took
the precaution to conceal his location
by using smokeless powder cartridges.
A score of people were where they had
a full view of the side of the building
from which the firing was done, and
all of them declare that not a sign of
smoke was visible. Iloth Chinn and
Lillard are men of experience in af-
faiis in which powder smoke is a
more or less prominent feature, and
both declare that while they could tell
the general direction from which the
bullets came, they could not guess the
spot from which they fired.
Denounced by Republicans.
The republican state officials and
members of the legislature without ex
ception denounced the shooting in the
most unmeasurable terms. Gov. Tay
lor immediately caused a small ad
dress to be published in which de de
clared the affair to be a disgrace and
an outrage, and calling for the most
sober condemnation. He sent orders
at once to Adjt.-Gen. Collier, directing
hhu to take steps for the preservation
Gen. Collier is a republican, and is
opposed to Mr. Goebel. He declared
this shooting to be a most cowardly
affair and one that upon every consid
eration was to be regretted. '
Prompt Aetloa by Gea. Collier.
He lost no time in making speeches,
however, and before Goebel had been
lifted from the ground to be carried
to the hotel. Gen. Collier had tele
phoned to the armory, a half mile dis
tant, directing the local infantry com
pany which was stationed there, un
der command of Capt. Walcott, to pro
ceed at once to the capitol grounds,
take possession of them and its ap
proaches, allowing nobody to enter the
gates. Twenty minutes after the
shcoting, Capt. Walcott and his men
marched across the front of the capitol
balding, and halted at the foot of the
Entire State Gnard Called Ont.
. . Orders were issued to outside com
panies throughout the state to make
reudy at once to come to Frankfort.
I tbe entire state guard being called
into service. It was feared that the
news of the shooting would so inflame
tbe- democrats that they would come
to Frankfort in swarms while the
mountaineers would lose no time in
coming to the capital for the purpose
of upholding their party principles.
"it makes no difference to me, sana
Gin. Collier, "who starts anything. Wo
will preserve order on both sides."
Threats of Vensjennee.
The excitement amon? the follow
ers of Mr. Goebel was great, and for
a short time immediately ionowing
the shooting of their leader there was
more than a possibility that some or
hot-heads would seek vengeance upon
their political enemies, 'threats were
msdc against republican leaders and
attorneys during the excitement, but
the leading democratic members oi tne
house and senate soon brought them
to cclmer talk. .
Poured Toward the Capitol Groaads.
As the news spread through the
streets that Goebel had been shot.
men began to pour toward the capitol
grounds from all sides, one tnrong -s-
inr led bv two firemen, one oi wnom
carried a Winchester rifle, which the
other finally prevailed upon him to lay
A Khontinf affrax occurred in a sa
loon about this time. Craig Ireland,
a sporting man, fatally wounding Ike
W'llinms. a. upptoi The men were quar
reling, when Williams struck Ireland,
who promptly sent, a bullet through,
the negro's stomach.';. Ireland ' was
locked lip. 'This secondshootjog caused
great ' excitement for a time, and-.it
wa tho'uPhr'the -khe-threatened. po
litical shooting in general ail -along tbe
liiwj had "be'jn inaugurated. . .The affair.
hud; nothing. J6 do with tne poimcai
sitHatiop. J. . '.i'.f.J.,.
;eaator Wackbu'rn'a Advice. ,,
snatetlect-Blaokburni? who wasnir
Washington was- infermed '' of.i-jthe.
shooting through the kngoistance!.tel
ephbne, and sent back a-message org'
inglthe democrats to reiAain quiet and
take no rash, ac,tjon of.ariy.srt.,.. .
BY STRICT PARTY VOTES,
Goebel and Beckham Declared Elect
ed. by" the Contesting Boards.
Frankfort, Ky, Jan. 31. While Will
iam Goebel lay at the point of death
in his room, as the result" of an assas
sin's bullet, the contesting boards,
wLich for two weekshadbeen listening
to the evidence in his contest for the,'
governor's chair, declared him entitled
to thi seat. ' t .
The boards having in charge the con
tests between Goebel and Taylor, for
governor, and Peckham and Marshall
for lieutenant governor, met at seven
o'clcck Tuesday night in the city hail
to consider the evidence submitted to
them and prepare their report to ths
legislature. A few legal authorities
were read to them at the request of
Ser.ator Allen, who wished light shed
upoTi a few doubtful points. The vote
was then taken, and by a strict party
vote of ten to one, William Goebel was
declared to have been legally elected
governor of Kentucky.
The Beckhara-Marshal! contest was
then voted upon, and a strict party
vote of nine to two settled this mat
ter. No announcement was made of the
reasons leading up to the report being
so suddenly made, the boards taking
everything at one leap. Each one of
th3 members of both committees an
ncunced that he had made up his mind
as to the merits of the case, and voted
promptly as his name was called.
In the contest for governor. Repre
sentative Yarberry was the one to vote
in favor of Taylor, and in the Beckham-Marshall
contest, Keid and Lilly
were with Marshall.
Ia a Precarious Condition.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan.31. A physiciaa
from Senator Goebel's bedside at "2:10
o'clock Wednesday morning says there
h:is been no change in his condition
to:' two hours; that he is in a percari-
Other intormation from the sena
tor's room is that should his woun.l
prove fatal it will be between six and
seven o'clock this morning.
THE SBWS AT WASHIXGTO.t.
The President nnd Cabinet Deplore
Washington, Jan. 31. The nv of
li'.c shooting of Wni. 'iiteb-!. the dem-
i-cratic contestant for -overnor of
Kentucky, was received at the White
House while the cabinet was in ses
sion. Upon readir.g the bulletin, the
president expressed his sorrow, and
remarked that it was a great calamity,
He was much distressed at the news,
and so were all thi members of the
cabinet. All agreed that it was a most
lamentable occurrence. Afur the cab
inet meeting adjourned, each of the
members expressed I heir deep regret
that the political differences in Ken
tucky had brought nlicut bloodshed.
RECEIVED -WITH ItEGHET.
HepreoentntlTes nnd Senators
Shocked nt the Xews.
Washington, Jan. Hi.. -The news of
Hie attempted assassina'ion o Mr.
Goebel, in Knntr.cky. wis receivfd at
the capitol with deep regret. A prest
many senators fcarvt' that then- w.mid
be a bloody outcome :n account of the
bitter feeling that has existed before
md since the election and wh'ch has
been growing in intensity ilaily.
In the house the n;ivs sfrcud like
wiidfire, and vnx for p time almost Hie
ole topic-of couvcralio!i. T!ie rr-crt
was received at first with incredulity,
und, after confirmation, with amaze
ment. The memliers gathered in
groups to discuss it. nml then- were
verywhere expressimis nf horror that
the bitter political conlrst which has
waged in Kentucky, had culminated in
at attempted assassimtiou.
i m mm.
Reply to Resolutions of Inquiry Sent
to the Senate by the Secre
taryof the Treasury.
HAS PRACTICALLY ANSWERED BEFORE.
He. However, Sends the Additional
Replr in Order to Supply What
ever Mar Have Deen Considered
na Lacking; In the Klrst. Commu
nication. Washington, Jan. 30. The secretary
of the treasury transmitted to the sen
ate his reply to the resolution of Jan
nary 23, calling for further informa
tion as to his dealings with the officials
of the National City bank of New
York. Secretary Gage quotes in full
the senate resolutions, and adds thai it
might be considered as fully answered
by his communication of January 10,
in reply to the senate's first resolution
of inquiry of January 3, on the same
subjects. He adds, however, that he
will endeavor to supply, io the best of
his ability, whatever may have Deen
lacking in- his first' answer.
The secretary's nesponse.
The secretary then takes up the sen
ate resolution of .January 23, . by para
graphs. . His reply Ja as follows:
,'1. T Hat ins BWreuUjr Ui mo umiu;
bo and he Is hereby-directed to transmit
to the senate copies oi au Minora u u
substance of any conversation . or agree
meot he may have written or had with A.
B Hepburn, of the National City -bank,,
of New-York, In.. reply to. a letter from
Mr! Heoburnto him, dated June 5, 1897.
caret uf search- of the -department
flics dees not show any, answer to the let
SeriOfX Vfiep-burn? written -by him to
MJ dated June 25. 1897. nor do I bellevs
thti any was ever made to said letter.
Kettber do I recall any conversation nau
Int. AS R Hnnburn in reoly to such let-
W -u -fil
;u.. i h made bv the secretary
ot The treasury or any of the officers of 3
hJ treasury department, with any. per-".
son or -persons wtth-referenee a woauo-
jeci msnier ui wuu kw -
"The record transmitted Mi pay ccm-
,.i-lratlnn nt JanusnT in. MOO. . contains
all there Is or ever was," so far as I kirow,
concerning the said letter of A. B. Jfciep-
burn." "i --i" f
Air rnnies of any letters. com
munications, agreements, papers and doc
uments between the treasury department
and the National City bank of ?ew Xork
within the period embracea between June
lr ilnM not anrtear from any record of
the treasury department, nor Is it within
the recollection of the secretary ot the
treasury, that the department, or any of
Its officers had any relations, either offi
cial or private, with the National City
bank of New York, within the period em
braced between June 5. 1S97. and October
XI, 1SS7. so that there are no letters, com
munications, agreements, papers ana doc
uments in the possession of the depart
ment, which passed between the treasury
department and the National City bank
vilthin mat period."
Tbe secretary calls attention to the
necessity which arose, late in October,
J 897, of disposing in some way of the
large sum of money ($58,448,223), which
was realized from the settlement of
the Pacific railway debt, instead of
withdrawing this money out of active
channels, and thus precipitating a
financial disturbance. He referB to his
letter to Mr. A. B. Hepburn, printed in
full in his first reply, in which he told
Mr. Hepburn that Mr. H. W. Cannon,
of the Chase National bank, had al
ready been requested sto ascertain
how many banks would qualify as de
positors to receive a portion of the
$30,000,000 of the railway fund which
was to be disbursed in the redemp
tion of government sixes about Janu
The secretary adds:
"Th National City bank could readily
qualify by the deposit of public bonds to
receive a large amount, n was neces
urr that there should be. in this in
stence, an original recipient, and dis
tributor of the fund, because one check
alone was drawn, in amount $13,645,250. It
ought to occur readily to the minds of the
most Inexperienced in banking affairs,
that it required an institution of some
considerable magnitude to handle such a
"Aj shown In the communication of Jan
uary 10, 1360, the National City bank did
become the original recipient and dls-trll-uior
of this fund, and that as fast as
certain other banks qualified. It (The Na
tional City bank), transferred to those in
stitutions as follows:
To the Chase national, t2,000.000; to the
Hanover national, J2.000.000; to the Fifth
nutk-nal, $200,001); to the American Ex
change national, $o00,000: to the National
Bank of the Republic, $500,000; to tne sea
board national. $jO0,000, and to the West
ern national. $1,000,000, all of which sums,
tnedher with the amount held by the Na
tional City bank, secured by deposits of
bends of the united States, were subse
quently withdrawn and paid into the sub
treasury at New York. .The secretary be
lieves that he averted, by such trans
action, what he has taken pains to do
since, namely, the avoidance of that sort
of disturbance In the money market which
affects not merely speculative affairs, but
which, as sad experience has too often
demonstrated, spreads throughout the
whole commercial and Industrial fabric,
bringing ruin and disaster such as close
tne aoors oi lactones ana nuns, inrow la-bo.-
out of employment and invite years of
business stagnation, the like of which was
witnessed during the period 1833 to 1897.
"I may add the sole purpose which has
animated the secretary In these connec
tions was to use the banks so as to se
cure, preserve and keep the public moneys
without risk or hazard of loss and in
such form within the limitations and re
quirements of law, as would best conduce
to the preservation and protection of tne
f-ereral Interests of the people.
Section 4 relates to the request for
letters and telegrams bearing on al
leged "conference" with Mr. Morgan in
relation to the treasury deposits in the
national bank depositories in New
Secretary Gage replies:
"Them are no letters, communications.
agreements, papers or documents on file
In tne treasury aeparcmeni oeiwwn me
secretary of the treasury or his subor
dinate officers, or officials, and the offi
cials of the National City bank of New
YorV, or the officials of the National City
hank and the secretary of the treasury or
his subordinates, in reference to a letter
from the secretary of the treasury to
James Stlllman, president of the National
niv hunk of New York, of December 21.
1R7. In which the secretary wrote: "I have
yours of the 20th Inst., and note your sug
reMir.na as to a conference with Mr. Mor
gan In relation to the treasury deposits in
the National City, bank depositories of
New York,' other than which were com
mvcicated to the president pro tempore of
the senate, under date of January 10, 1900.
No- can it be recalled that there was
ever any conversation had between tbe
secretary of the treasury and Mr. Still
mat, or between the secretary of tne
treasury and any other man, concerning
the said letter."
The fourth section of the senate in
quiry is quoted as follows:
"Ami the secretary ot the treasury la
furthei directed to transmit to the senate
copies of any letters, agreements, com
munications, papers, documents or other
intormation in his possession, or In tne
possession of the treasury department re
specting the conference between the see
retar) of the treasury and James Bull
man, president of the National City bank;
J. Pierpont Morgan, of New York, or any
other person or persons with whom ne
conferred In Philadelphia as mentioned In
his letter' to James Stlllman, president of
the National City bank of New York, or
December 21, 1SS7; and also whether or not
th9 conference resulted any agreement or
understanding ia regard to depositing
government moneys in the national bank
depositories in the city of New Yorit:
whether or not any record was kept in the
treasury department of telephonic or
telegraphic communications between ue
secieiary of the -treasury or bis subor
dinate officers, and the officials of the Na
tional City bank of New York city, and if
so. what agreement and understanding
was arrived at by means of these tele
phonic, telegraphic, or other communica
tions." To this the secretary replies:
"it should be a sufficient answer te all
that Is required on the subject of this
conference between Mr. Stlllman. Mr.
Morgan, and myself at Philadelphia, to
say that such a conference never took
place. Mr. Stlllman and Mr. Morgan, for
what reason I know not, did not come to
Philadelphia to see me, but .on December
23 1W7, Mr. Stlllman placed the matter
w hich he and Mr. Morgan wished to talk
with me before In a letter which appears
on page 77 of the document wherein is
printed my communication ,to the presi
dent pro tempore ot the senate of Jan
uary 10, 1SO0." ...
"Mr. Stillman's letter Is a request to al
low as much as possible of the Facine
debt money to remain In tbe New York
barks, so as to secure 'An easy money
market with a uniform rate of interest,
which Mr. Stlllman says will avoid a panic
and aid in the reorganization plans of
various railroad companies then in prog
ress." . . . -
6. With especial regard to tnat pare ot
th Innnirv which raises -the Question
whether or not the secretary of the treas
ury knew; or had reason to believe, vnai
the government funds deposited in the
National City bank of New York, were
iii with & view of causinar a liquidation
of speculative stocks, as mentioned In the
letter of James Stlllman to Hon. Lyman J.
Gage, of April 8, 1899, etc 1 maae answer
as. follows: ' : -,
"The two letters referred to in the In
quiry are separted- by a period of- sixteen
months, but all the knowledge or belief
thi secretary of 'the treasury had as-to
the; uses to which deposits in the National
City bank were to be put, at either period,
or at -any other-'period-between Decem
ber)! 1, 1897. and April 8, 1899, was obtained
from these letters, which have already
been submitted to the senate in answer to
farmer inauirv.'1 - ' " -
"Beyond the information conveyed by
those two letters the secretary has'B
knowledge whatever. They were not supr
pigmented by personal interviews or tele
phonic communications- ' v &
. And whether orcnot the secre
tary of the treasury or any of his subor
dinates, had any - correspondence, tele
erat.hlc or teleDhonic or otherwise, or
any agreements, ' documents, .papers or.
conversation wttn tne omciais oi ine na
tional City bank of New York between tne
Jtriod embraced from April 25, 1898, to
une 2, 1898; September 19. 1898, to Octo
ber Z9. i&; .august zu, io wxcmuw
19, ,lf99: and If so let him accompany nis
response to this resolution with conies
The senate has already been furnished.
as stated in my communication of Janu
ary 10, 1900, Wltn ail correspondence, let
ters, telegrams, agreements, documents
and papers in the possession of the treas
ury oepartmem wim reierence iv uo-poslt:-
in tbe National City bank of New
York, from March 4, 1897, to January 4,
1901, the date of the previous senate reso
lution on this subject. For that reason
there have already been ;""-nished to the
senate copies of all correspondence of
ereiy kind and description from April 28,
189S. to June 2, 1898; September 19, 1898. to
October 29, 1SS8; August 26, 1898, to De
cember 19, 1899. The department Is with
out the means of preserving conversa
tions, and for that reason Is not able to
comply with the senate's request for
copies of conversations. If any were had.
"It has not been the practice of the sec
retaries of the treasury to preserve con
vcisations. It may be said, in general,
however, that In the transaction of the
business of this department with the Na
tional City bank, or with any other bank,
na conversation has been had, either by
telephone or face to face, which has had
reti-rence to any relations, official or pri
vate otherwise than as fully set forth In
my communication to the senate dated
January 10, 1900. No agreement, past,
present or in contemplation, than Is liter
ally set forth In my communication to the
president pro tempore of the senate ot
January 10, 1900."
"And the secretary of the treasury Is
further directed to inform the senate of
the amount of United States bonds held
In trust by the treasury department for
the Standard Oil Co.. of the city of New
York, to secure government deposits for
the National City bank of New York city,
and upon what dates these bonds were as
signed, and the amount thereof, or at any
time held by the government of the Unit
ed States for the Standard Oil Co."
This inquiry, the secretary says, is
based on a misconception, induced, no
doubt, by requests from the National
City bank to transfer certain lots of
bonds to the Standard Oil Co. and to
other parties. Secretary Gage explains
that when registered bonds are de
posited as security in the treasury
they are cancelled and fresbbonds is
sued to the treasurer in his name. "In
trust," when such bonds are surren
dered by the treasurer, they may be
re-issued to the depositing bauk, or.
on the bank's formal reqnest.they may
be re-issued to any other party or in
stitution. In conclusion he says:
"The records show that the treasurer
has assigned and delivered upon the or
ders of the National City bank, of 14 dif
ferent parties, a total of $7,334,006, and of
these. $1,914,000 was transferred to the
SUindard Oil Co. The treasury department
has at no time held any bonds in trust
for the Standard Oil Co., nor for any In
terest other than for the depositing
PHILIPPINES MARRIAGE LAW.
Gen. Otis' Order MnhJnar Any Estnb
Ilbhed Form of Ceremony Leaal.
Washington, Jan. 30. Secretary Boot
yesterday received from Manila a copy
of the marriage law laid down by Gen.
Otis. Up to the date of this order, De
cember 18 last, only Catholic mar
riages were celebrated in the Philip
pine": or recognized as legal. To meet
the peculiar conditions in the islands
Gen. Otis laid down no specific cere
mony, only providing that any estab
lished form will suffice, providing
there is an open acknowledgment of
the marriage by the parties thereto.
The form of a certificate is prescribed
and this may be attested by a priest,
rector or judge. -
Soldiers' Remains at San Fraaeiaea,
Washington, Jan. 30. Gen. .Shaffer
yesterday telegraphed the war depart
ment a complete list of remains of 155
soldiers brought to San Francisco
from the Philippines on the transport
City of Pekin. All of these bodies that
are not claimed by relatives or friends
for private interment will be buried in
the national cemetery at the Presidio
of San Francisco.
The President's Birthday.
Washington, Jan. 30. President Mo
Ifiuley was 57 years old yesterday,
having been born at Niles, Trumbull
county, Ohio, January 28, 1843. He re
ceived many congratulations from visi
A Heaest Kevsesc
Ambition is an admirable trait, bat it is
ot the single qualification for snecesa,
Among highly ambitious youths most b
s umbered a German who for several yeara
had been apprenticed to a cooper. The
young man felt that constant coopering wa
aot compatible with his hopes for the future.
AccordingUy, after deUberatkm, a few
months ago he addressed a letter to the head
of the great Rothschild banking house at
Frankfort, setting forth at some length hia
strong dislike for his trade, and asking to be
accepted as "an apprentice mUwnaire,
promising diligence and all application ia
timing Y'tbe business." The young man n
still a cooper. Youth's Companion.
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