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VOL. XXV.—NO. 143.
CUBA AND THE
United States? Policy in the
Two Is Contrasted by
ARGUMENT MOST LOGICAL
PROFOIXD IMPRESSION CHEATED
ON HIS HEARERS BY THE MAS
SACHUSETTS STATESMAN ,
STJBRENDER THE PHILIPPINES
Mr. Hour Arraign*. Gen. Funs-ton,
"Whose Nomination "Would Not
Have Been Confirmed Had
the Senate Known All.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 22.—
rotable contribution to the discussion of
the Philippine question was made in the
seriate today by Mr. Hoar, of Massa
chusetts. His views. on the subject are
well understood, but his expression of
them today was profoundly interesting
and. even impressive. When the vener
able senator began to speak, every sena
tor at the capitol was in hi,., seat an.]
for the two and a half hours his address
consumed he was accorded the most
careful attention not only by his col-
agues on the floor, but also by the
people in the thronged galleries.
Mr. Hoar confined himself closely to
his manuscript. He denounced the at
titude of the government in the Philip
pines as one of the most wicked and
foolish chapters in American history.
He urged that the United States should
withdraw from the Philippines and per
mit the people there to erect their own
government, as had been done in Cuba.
He sharply arraigned Gen. Funston for
the methods he pursued in the capture of
Aguinaldo, and intimated strongly that
had the senate been aware of the tacts
Funston might not have been confirmed
in his recent promotion. He hoped that,
as the irrevocable step had not been
taken by the United States, better coun
sels would yet prevail and that this gov
ernment would leave the Philippines.
The Senator's Argument.
Mr. Hoar said he was compelled to ad
mit that the men who were responsible
for one of the most foolish and wicked
chapters In history were neither wicked
nor foolish. His conscience would not
permit him to follow these men and his
conscience was the only authority he
felt bound to obey in this mailer. The
United States was fighting to secure a
dependency, not a republic; a govern
ment of our making and not a govern
ment of the Filipinos' making.
Discussing the testimony taken by the
Philippine committee, Mr, Hoar said it
had contained some pregnant admissions.
What vindicates that which has been
done so far is the saving the islands
from anarchy and the material benefit
conferred upon the Philippine people.
What the fathers of the republic said
and our century of glorious history were
appealed to in vain.
"Their lessons fell upon the ears of
men dazzled by military glory and dellr
ous with the lust of conquest." If the
present way wa.s followed, the declara
tion of independence won],, be repealed
and nothing would be left of the Monroe
doctrine except the principle of brutal
I fish ness.
This government has erected a repub
lic in Cuba and a despotism in the Phil
ippines. Six hundred millions of treasure
and 10,000 American lives have been sac
rificed in that endeavor. In the Philip
pines the American flag had been made
the emblem of sacrilege and the burning
of homes and of the horror of the water
torture. He believed that c-r officers
in general were humane.
"But in some cases they have carried
on your warfare with a mixture of Amer
ican ingenuity and Castilian cruelty."
Cuba and Philippines Compared.
"What have your ideals cost you?" in
quired Mr. Hoar. "For the Philippine
islands you have had to repeal the Dec
laration of Independence. For Cuba you
have had to reaffirm and give it a new
luster. For the Philippines islands you
have had to convert the Monroe doc
tiine into a doctrine of mere selfishness
For Cuba you have act.-3 on it and vin
dicated it. In Cuba you ha*>e the eternn!
gratitude of a free people. In the Phil
ippine islands you have the hatred and
sullen submission of a subjugated people.
From Cuba you have brought home noth
ing but glory. From the Philippines you
have brought nothing of glory."
Referring to the cruelties ' committed
in the Philippines, Mr. Hoar said he be
lieved the American soldiers were as
brave and humane as ever lived. They
had done simply what always would be
done in like conditions. The chief guilt
was upon the heads of those who created
the conditions. He believed that it
would be impossible to pacify the Phil
Spontaneous applause swept over the
senate and the galleries at the conclu
sion of the speech. Such a demonstration
is very unusual on the floor of the senate.
So pronounced was it that the presiding
officer called the attention of senators to
the rule prohibiting any expression of
approval or disapproval.
Air. Teller, of Colorado, delivered a
speech in the nature of a history of the
legislative proceedings through which
the new Cuban republic was erected.
METHODIST BISHOP TESTIFIES.
Thealc.fi>, Polities and Metaphj s'cm
WASHINGTON. D. C. May .**2.~Bi<.op
Thoburn, of the M. E. church of -India
and Malasia, was before the senate com
mittee on Philippine.- today. He said
-".he American occupation of the Pihlip
pines should be continued, and that oc
cupation was an act of God. This leu
to quite a long line of questions by Sen
ator Patterson, in which the bishop was
asked whether the occupation of Cuba
was an act of God, and when he replied
in the affirmative Senator Patterson
asked if the withdrawal was also tl:i
act of God. -yff,
"It is too soon to answer that," he
replied. "The United States may have
lo 50 back there." .7.-7.7
The line of the bishop's testimony is
indicated by the following questions by
Senator Patterson and Bishop Thoburn's
"If a Philippine government should bo
established "and you should be ask*!
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DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
Weather for St. Paul and Vicinity—
Generally fair Friday and Saturday.
Republican senators are apparently
combining to prevent President Roose
Representative Hemstead withdraws
from Sixth district congressional race.
Kansas Democratic "state convention
defeats attempt to secure fusion with the
French government may decide that
the evacuation of Martini-_ue is neces
President Loubet is cordially received
by Russians at St. Petersburg.
Russian imperial family abandons visit
to Moscow upon reports of further riot
A negro ravisher is burned at Lansing,
Tex. • :
Bridal party meets funeral cortege at
dcors of La Crosse cathedral.
The Presbyterian general assembly
adopts the report of the committee on
Tenth day of anthracite coal strike
passes off quietly.
Dr. Archie Kingsbury, young dentist
of Winona, is drowned in Mississippi.
Alleged bank wreckers at Detroit are
held for trial in bonds of $30,000 each.
Two-men are killed in an electric storm
Rochambeau mission is received - by
President Roosevelt and later visits
The United States and Mexico prepare
the first case to go before The Hague
tribunal of arbitration.
Senator Hoar makes a strong anti-ad
ministration speech on the Philippines.
The house adopts the educational test
amendment to the immigration bill.
At a mass meeting of citizens held last
night in the Auaitorium, Dr. Ohage's
position relative to the Omaha spur
tracks is enthusiastically indorsed.
Mayor Smith is being urged by Grand
avenue residents not to sign the ordinance
permitting merging of Grand avenue and
The board of public works has saved
the city several thousand dollars by re
advertising for bids for paving South
Wabasha, Ada and Carroll streets.
Seats are selling briskly for the news
paper men's Coliseum vaudeville show,
which opens next Sunday at the Metro
John Anderson is likely to recover from
injuries sustained ln his fall from the
Al Inman, wanted for complicity in the
murder of Patrolman Mayer, will be
turned over tc lowa Pinkerton men to
day by the Kansas City police.
The question of the superintendency of
the Red Wing training school is expected
to be settled within a few days.
Minnesota university will this year
graduate 460 men and women. Exercises
will take place June 5.
The American Baptist Publication. so
ciety has begun its session at the anni
".IINNEAPOLIS— ■ . , -.
Trial of Officer Norbeck is commenced
in district court.
State Homeopathists elect officers.
Mayor Ames will not be a candidate
Wheat loses further, but the prices are
steadied by corn.
Trading in stocks is more irregular than
ever. The coal strike begins to affect
Party of Rock Island officials visit St.
Louis with a view to getting terminal
Traffic on Chicago-St. Paul lines "is
impeded by recent washouts.
St. Paul team is defeated by Columbus.
Score. I to 0.
"Young Corbett" and "Kid" Broad will
meet in Denver tonight .
Waring, the great handicap horse, is
dying at the Worth race track.
Wisconsin wins the dual track meet
SCHEDULED TO OCCUR TODAY.
Grand—"The Volunteer Organist, 8:15.
Star— Crackerjack Burlesquers, 2:30
Mass meeting of Grand avenue resi
dents at Ramaly's hall, 8 p. m.
MOVEMENTS OP STEAMSHIPS.
Port. Arrived. Sailed.
New York....Lombard ...F.der Grosse
New York....Cassell A. Victoria.
New York....Mongolian ...La Touraine.
Que.-n.djwn .Germanic ....Majectic.
Liverpool ..Manxman ....New England
Glasgow Sthionia Siberian.
Hongkong ..b. of India.
noa Phoenicia "
FIRST CASE BEFORE
THE HAGUE TRIBUNAL
"Pius Claim'" to Be Arbitrated. Ac-
cording: to American-Mexican
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 22.-Secre
tary Hay and Mr. Aspiroz, the Mexican
ambassador, this afternoon signed a con
vention providing for the arbitration' of
the famous "Pius claim," based on the
application of the Catholic church in Cal
ifornia for overdue interest on trust
funds in the custody of the American
government. . '.....•■•.-
This involves about $1,000,000, and is the
first cas3 to go before The Hague tri
bunal in any form. Under the terms of
the agreement each of the parties will
select two arbitrators and they will chose
another from the eligible list of Tho
Hague tribunal, who shall sit as umpire.
It is expected that the treaty will be
ratified by the Mexican congress, now in
session, in time to permit the arbitrators
tc meet in* September next.
ENGINEERS TALK INSURANCE.
Qnestiou Is-Discussed at Brother-
NORFOLK. Va.. May 22.—The. sessions
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers' convention today were* devoted
entirely to discussion relative .to 'cha:ng-'
ing the age limit it. the insurance depart
ment of the order. -- -. - iy-Z .
The Ladies-Auxiliary, of the ,-B. of L
E. today elected the following officers
of the Insurance department of the order-
President. Mrs. George Wilson., of Alle
gheny, Pa.; secretary and. treasurer M
L. Robertson, of Toledo. Ohio. N '.'-
FRIDAY MOBNIXa,7 May 23, 1902.-TEN PAGES.
TORTURED IN TEXAS
— . .
Negro Assailant of a Woman
Is Burned to Death
SAVAGERY IS DISPLAYED
Bits of the Charred Body Carried Off
as Relics—Many Women Anions '.
the Witnesses of the
LANSING, Tex., May 22— The negro
Dudley Morgan, alleged to have crim
inally assaulted Mrs. McKay, wife of
Section Foreman McKay, was burned at
the stake here today. He was captured
near Mount Pleasant this morning and
taken before Mrs. McKay for identifica
tion. His last statement just before the
fire was applied was:
"Tell my wife good-bye and tell her
how I went. Tell her I was guilty of
the charge and it all occurred on ac
count of Whaley Hurd. He persuaded
me to do it, and said he would do me
same. We planned it at the section
house before daylight Saturday."
The mob had elected a leader and all
the armed men were drawn upon one
side of the track and those unarmed on
the other and every arrangement perfect
ed before the train arrived. .
Sheriff Made Prisoner.
When the sheriff and prisoner stepped
from the train they were taken into cus
tody by armed men. The officers were
taken away and the negro was marched
to his victim's house, where he was iden
tified by Mrs. McKay and several see-
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JOHN BULL-"BY JOVE! THAT SMOKE SMELLS-GOOD.
tion hands. He was chained to a rail
road iron post already set into the
ground, around which were piled old
cross ties, split up. At 12 o'clock the
husband set fire to the pyre which con
sumed the victim. The negro gritted his
teeth and tried to be composed, strug
gling and groaning only after becoming
insensible. Mrs. McKay was driven
nearby in a carriage and witnessed the
torture to the last. "The negro's body
was consumed in thirty minutes. ■_. yy
Bnrned by Degrees.
- The torture began by members. of the
mob taking railroad ties from a fire al
ready started, and burning out Morgan's
eyes. They then held the red hot timbers
to his neck and after burning his clothes
off, to other parts of his body. The
negro screamed in agony. He was tor
tured in a slow and painful manner, with
the crowd clamoring continually for a
slow death and the man, writhing and
groaning, begging piteously to be shot.
Mrs. McKay was brought to the scene
in a carriage, accompanied by four other
women, and an effort was made to -get
the* carriage close enough for her to see
tfie negro. The crowd was so dense,
however, that this was impossible.
Persons held each other on their shoul
ders, . taking turn about looking at the
awful sight. '" The negro's head finally
dropped and the ties were piled around
and over him. In half an hour only the
trunk of his body remained. As soon as
the heat would permit, the crowd, with
long sticks, began a gruesome search for
relics. Parts of his skull and body were
gathered up by some and carried away.
* Captors Are Lionized.
As • the fire, died down the crowd took
the two men who fifst caught the negro
and held them over their heads, while
they held their Winchesters in then
bands and were photographed.
From the „time the first Tire was ap
plied to the negro's body until the dying
embers, alone were left, the crowd yelled
cheered for the men who had chased
the negro, f'ff- ' .'• '•***'
Section Foreman McKay.husband of the
woman assaulted, applied the match to
the faggots. i Many women were present
from the surrounding country.
The railroads brought crowds of peo
ple to Longview Junction, where they
• boarded the Texas & Pacific fast 7 train
•which dors not ordinarily stop at Lans
ing. The engineer was forced," at the
-point of a Winchester, to "stop at .the
scene of the lynching, and the mob dis
embarked. _^ 77 7 .-;
The Speed Will Speed No More.
NEW ORLEANS. La., May ' 22-The
steamer John K. Speed, lying at her
wharf, was burned this afternoon." The
loss is $75,030, including the boat, cargo
ROUMANIAN JEWS ARE
HUNGRY BUT HAPPY
Coming to a Land of Plenty, Their
Own Country, Having Be- -
VIENNA. May 22.-A large party of
Roumanian j Jews, principally j women,
girls and young children/stopped at
Vienna today on their way to the United
A majority of the -emigrants intend to
join* relatives in* Philadelphia and Mil
waukee. All are* pinched with hunger
and are evidentlywjetchedlv poor. They
are enthusiastically confident, however
that in the Unites ■ States .their condition
will be bettered* This party is only the
beginning*, of, what J promises to be an
exodus of Roumanian Jews during the
next three montlw, "owing, it is said, to
oppressive legislation) -y
Dr. Theodore Herzl| the founder of the
Zionist movement, .ays . that * the condi
tion of the Jews in Roumanians fast be
coming untenable. "-The new Industrial
law which excludes^ Jews from every
department of industry, will become ef
fective next September, said Dr. Herzl,
and it is already impossible for Jews
to find employment. 3"*.
HOLD ALLEGED BANK
WRECKERS FOR TRIAL
Frank C. and H. R. Andrews, of De
troit, Are Released on Bonds
of $30,000 Each.
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DETROIT, Mich., May Frank C.
Andrews and H. R. Andrews, vice pres
ident and cashier respectively of th<"
-wrecked City Savings}'bank and who are
charged with the collapse of that insti
tution, were held for trial in the record
er's court on July 2 by - Judge Whelan at
the close of the police court examination
today and tonight at fa special session of
the police court they were admitted to
bail in the sum of $30,1*6 each.
The close of the hearing was devoted
to the argument by Prosecutor Hunt,
who maintained that the intent of the
two accused men was to defraud and In
jure the bank, and he cited the fact that
Frank C. Andrews received a statement
of the bank's condition each day, thus
showinig that he was aware of the ef
fect of the overdrafts on that bank.
The attorneys for the defease in their
argument, had made the statement that
there was no intent to defraud and cited
instances where money had | been turned
into the bank by F. C. Andrews. They
also mad . a motion to dismiss, which
was overruled. /'f f ..." '
House Adopts Underwood Amend
ment "With Modification Touching
WASHINGTON, W. C.,' May 22.-The
house today resumed discussion of the
immigration bill. Almost the entire day
was taken up.with the amendment of
fered by Mr. Underwood (Ala.), requiring
an educational test for emigrants to this
country. v . It was adopted. ..,'.-
Mr. Shattuc charged'that a certain ele
ment in the. house, in years gone by had
persisted in hurting immigration legisla
tion by offering amendments providing
educational tests. He then sent to the
desk an amendment: to that.of Mr. Un
derwood, which he said will get around
the treaty rights, and at the same time
make the rule applicable •at the places
it was desired to touch.
7lt -provides * that all persons, whether
able to read- the English language or
some other /language, or not able to do
so, who shall enter the United States ex
cept at the seaports thereof, or at Van-
Me., Newport or St. Albans, Vt.;
Plattsburg, Niagara -Falls or Buffalo, N.
V., Detroit or Sault Marie, Mich.;
Pembina,* N. D.; Snmas, Wash.; Laredo,
El Paso or Eagle Pass, Tex., cr Nogales,
Ariz., shall be adjudged to have entered
the country unlawfully, /nd shall be de
ported, as "the law provided."" ' "ff
The Shattuc amendment was adopted,
and the Underwood amendment, as
amended, was also adopted. -fl 'ffff. '.-
"Over Thousand Ballots Required.
' WABASH, Jnd„" May "22.-F7J. Landis
was nominated for congress by the Re
publican convention of the Eleventh dis
trict on the 1,012 th ballot. Congressman
Steel held his own until noon.- Landis .9
the brother of Congressman Charles
Landis, of Delphi - - - _:
GIVE' CUBANS MONEY
This Is Mr. Tawney's Idea of
the Proper Thing to Do
- at This Juncture
REBATE ON SUGAR DUTY
-Minnesotan Insists That It Is the
Cuban Government Rather Than
th» People That Requires
From The Globe's "Washington Bn
reaa- Post Building.
j WASHINGTON, D. C, May 22.—Repre
sentative Tawney, of Minnesota, got bade
today and brought some pronounced
views about what the United States
should do for Cuba.
"Cuba will be up against it financially
in a very short time,'' Mr. Tawney pre
dicted. "I see they have a surplus of
about $100,000 turned over to them with
which to pay all the salaries of officials
and their congress. Their income is in-
Sufficient. I anticipate that this reason
will be urged for the passage of the reci
"Now, I say, it i/_ the government of
Cuba we should help, not the people. The
people are getting better wages than
they ever had before and are well off,
but the government is likely to be bank
rupt. The United States has undertaken
to look after Cuba's welfare and what
we will have to do now is to appropriate
money to help out their treasury.
"Here is where our plan for rebate of
the duties on sugar paid directly to the
Cuban government would be a good
thing. If we are to pa**s any legislation
to help Cuba it should be along the lines
of the Morris bill."
HAVE LEANING TOWARD HOUSE.
Republicans Senators Have an In-
clinatlon With a String to It.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 22.-The
Republican senators are still conferring
among themselves on the question of
Cuban reciprocity. A majority of the
Republican members of the senate com
mittee on Cuba have evinced a disposi
tion- to accept the house provision of a
reduction of 20 per cent with the pro
visions for the repeal of the differential
duty on refined sugar omitted, but it is
understood not to be their purpose to
present any report to the senate on the
question until they are assured of the
support of enough Republican senators
to secure the passage of the measure
There is a considerable contingent of
Republicans from the beet sugar* pro
ducing states who still hold out against
any legislation along this line and wno
probably will continue to occupy that
Cuba's Telegraphic System.
WASHINGTON. May 22.-Gen. Grcely
today stated that the signal corps tele
graph lines in Cuba a few days ago were
transferred intact to the representatives
of the government of Cuba. Reports to
•him show that when the American army
occupied Havana in January, 1999, there
was an expensive and inefficient system
of telegraph of about 1,000 miles in ex
tent. .The signal corps of the army has
reconstructed and extended this system
to 3.500 miles. The materia! has been
paid for largely, out of the Cuban reve
nues, and a Cuban force has been "in
stalled, so t.iat the transfer was effected
without any friction or deterioration In
the service. - . - -■--.■■
To Remove the Maine.
WASHNGTON.D.C.May 22.-A bill was
introduced,by Senator Lodge today pro
viding for the" removal of the battleship
Maine from me harbor of Havana and
the recovery of the bodies of the Amer
ical sailors who sank with the vessel.
The bill appropriates $1,600,000." .*> .
Pardon for Armenian Pvi*p'ncrs':
HAVANA, May 22.—A bill will be in
troduced in the house of representatives
providing pardon for ay Americans cq^
fined in prison of watting" trial, ft is
expected that the house will fake favor
able action. Cuban .sentiment is strongly
in favor of the measure. -7*7**.>*.. *«* ; i.
Schley a Mystic Shriner.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 22.-Rear
Admiral Schley tonight was Initiated into
the Order of the Mystic Shrine.
PRICE TWO CBXTS^g^ra c ,n,.
AT DECORAH, IOWA
People Killed and Injured and a.
Large Amount of Properey
Special to the Globe.
CONOVER. lowa, May 22.— Floods have
caused loss of life and heavy damage to
property in the town of Decorah, the
county seat of Winneshiek county. How
may are dead is unknown, as the town
has been cut off from communication
with the outside world since last Tues
day night and is still isolated.
The entire valley between here and
Decorah is under water and has been
since the timeof the visitation. Bridges
have been swept away, miles of railroad
tracks washed out and telegraph poles
leveled to the ground. The storm was
one of the severest ever known in this
section of lowa.
The first definite news from Decorah
reached here early this afternoon, being
brought by two men who had driven
from the stricken town and who suffered
many har"*_.hips during the journey. They
say at least two persons and probably
more have been killed-, but they did not
give the names. They add that the town
is practically afloat and that most of
the residents have fled to the hilltops.
Every effort is being made to .send
quick relief. The officials of the Mil
wauke road are especially active in di
recting repair work and express confi
dence that they will restore communica
tion with De<_*3rah in the morning, when
the facts can be ascertained.
WEDDING BELLS AND
DEATH KNELL MINGLE
Bridal Party Leaves Cathedral as
Pallbearers Carry in a
Special to the Globe.
DA CROSSE, Wis., May 22.—As the
principals in tne Ross-Nutstad wedding
stepped from the big doorway of St. .1"
seph's cathedral yesterday and walked
toward the waiting hacks at the curb
the funeral beli in the tower tolled
solemnly and "the casket hearing the re
mains of Charles Fass, a former resi
dent of Minneapolis, was borne Into the
church by the black-ciothed pallbearers.
With downcast heads the procession
filed slowly past the wedding party,,
their garments touching and there was
displayed . the true beginning and the
end of life. « It is the first case on record
where a funeral procession and a bridal
party met at the big cathedral door.
SUED BY THE STATE
May Have to Abandon a Tract •>*
River Frontage in
CHICAGO, May Five hundred
thousand dollars' worth of Chicago river
frontage had been stolen from the state,
.•ding to a bill filed in the circuit
court today by Attorney General H. J.
In the suit brought by the state of
Pennsylvania, the Burlington, the Alton
and the St. Paul railroads are said to
be occupying illegally made 'rinds, and
the court is asked to oust them. It is
also demanded that the different rail
road companies restore the river to its
original width of 195 feet, which, if the
state succeeds in Its suit, wil mean the
railroads musct not only reliquish claim
to the valuable frontage, but that they
must expend a big sum In clearing away
the made lands which they are occupy
The land in question extends from Ad
ams to Van Buren street, and has an av
erage width of ninety-five feet. It is oc
cupied by tracks, docks and freight
SUCCESSOR TO CORKIGAN.
Rectors of Diocese Meet to Select
NEW YORK, May 22.—The permanent
rectors of the diocese of New York and
diocesan consultors met today to select
the names of three prelates for submis
sion to the pope, from whom may be
chosen a successor to the late Archbishop
It was said the names chosen would
not be made public. Bishop Farley sal •
they woull be forwarded to the b*ishop9
of the province of New York, the arcli
bishoos of the United States, and then to
IRA D. SANKEY,
Who Has Left Methodism to join the Presbyterian ''butch.
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Ira D. Sankey, who has erected a sen
sation in religious circles by de citing
his old love. , the Methodist church.' to^
become a member of the Lafayette Aye-"
nue Presbyterian church, of New' York,
came into fame a3 a co- worker of thd
Republican Senators Lay Pipe
to Prevent President's
CULLOM WRITING HOME
SO ARE FORAKER AND FAIR
BANKS. AND THE ROIGH HIDE It
MAY BE JARRED
ILLINOIS MAN HANDICAPPED
Senator Not Likely to Receive Sap
port in Hlm New Enterprise Be
cause ot Hi* Coarse in
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, May 22.-Hints at a move
ment to prevent the renomination of
President Roosevelt and at a possible
coalition of United States senators to
push the movement, are said to be con
tained in letters from Senator Cullom
to some of his trusted followers in
Illinois. Chicago men who dabble in na
tional politics have heard that Senators
Foraker, of Ohio, and Fairbanks, of In
diana, are writing in the same strain to
Senator Cullom's letters advise his
friend* to keep close to the political
situation here with a view to action in
1304. While the hostility to the renomi
nation of the president is implied rather
than clearly expressed in them, persons
who claim to have seen some of the let
ters assert that the anti-Roosevelt mean
ing attached to them is unmistakable.
Old Fellows Rebellious.
Their deduction is that old members of
the inner circle, who have been jarred by
the strenuous young president and who
have been at times set aside for younger
men like Beverldge, of Indiana, and
Lodge, of- Massachusetts, are getting
ready to combine in 1804 for one or their
m mber probably either Senator Ilanr.u.
Senat >r Cullam's ab'Uity to do ■
that line In Illinois is doubted He more
than any other one man, is blamed for
the collapse ° T the opposition to the
, Yates-Hopkins-Lorimer alliance in the
recent state *»". Neither he nor any
01 Ms personal followers lifted a pound
In that fight after the president early In
March repeated bis orders against the
activity w. federal appointees In politics
and had Comptroller Ridgelj the sena
son-in-law, °" the carpel lo an »»-er
allegation* > of friendship for tho candi
dacy of Charles G. Dawes.
HceauNc He Deserted Uotve*.
In consequence of the Rldgelv and re
thf I ,eidents «"-* losers in the etat„
tight blame me president fcr some of
their troubles, but they feel keener re
sentment toward Senator C 11. m be
cause, as they argue, ne deserted Dawes
who saved him once at the Peoria con
vention, and deserted Sherman, who as
speaker, could have beaten him in'the
legislature by taking sides for John R.
KANSAS DEMOCRATS IN ACTIO*.
Slate Convention Down. an Attempt
to I-'nKe With Populists.
WICHITA. Kan.. May 22.-The Demn
cratic state convention met here to™;
ar.d had a lively session, the principal
issues being the prohibition law and the
problem of co-operation with the popu
lists in seme way to evade the anti
fusion law. After a hard fig hi between
an overwhelming majority and an active
and aggressive minority, a resolution was
passed declaring for the resubmission of
the prohibitory law to another vote of
the people. Another hard fight was made
for an adjournment of the convention
until June 21 for the purpose of allowing'
the populists to co-operate In the nam
ing of the candidates, but the opposi
tion to urn meat won.
The platform denounces the trusts, re
affirms the Kansas City platform with
out mentioning silver, advocate the elec
tion of a beard of railroad commissioner*
by the people, lares for th- ownership
of p.blic utilities by the people and en
dorses the policy of the Democrat in
congress on the IMlipplr.es question. Tho
convention nominated I'nited Stated Sen
ator Hi-rrl-i to succeed himself.
Late tonight the convention adjourned
until tomorrow without nominating a
I late IDwight L. Moody. Mr. Sunk*-v was
I botn in Lawreiie-? county. Fembty.var.ia;
\ in 384*. and at fifteen he united with the
> Methodist church and was made a choir
leader at Newcastle. He has publisher":
several collections of sacred S(*ngs and