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BOCK ISjLAISTD. ELL,.. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 14. 1901.
PRICE THEEE CENTS.
President Recommends Him
for Rank Above
SENDS SPECIAL MESSAGE
To Have Atlantic Fleet Offi
cer Recognized as
Dewey Was. 1
Washington, Feb.- 14. The presi
dent today sent the following nomin
ations to the senUe: Rear admirals
to be advanced in rank from the 11th
of February, 1901:
William T. Sampsov, five number?,
to take rank next after Rear Admiral
Win Geld Scott Schley, three num
bers, to take rank next after Sampson,
when advanced. '
gsme Recognition Dtwey.
The president today sent a special
message to congress urging that the
same recognition given Dawey and
officers and men for services in Manila
bay thould be given Sampson, com
mander of the North Atlantic fleet,
and his men for services about Cuba.
LESS THAN .$3,000 TAKEN.
Offlc ml Statement Concerning - Mani la,
Sioux City, Iowa, -Feb. II. Gen.
Snpt. Averill. of the United- States
Express company, issued a statement
thai less than $3,000 was -stolen in
the Manilla robbery Payments on all
drafts stolen have been stopped.-
SINS OF - JAMES TODD.
Confesses Killing Three Men and Stealing
Brazil, Ind., Fob. 14. During the.
services conducted by Evangelist Up
dyke on Monday night, among the
nunrljcr who made a confession of
faith was James Todd, who says be
has stolen ninety-eight horses and
- killed three men. Todd has been at
tending the revival services at the
Christian church for several nights,
aud it was noticed that he fat and
wept throughout the? services.
On .Monday night he signified a pur
pose of becoming a member of the
church, and after the services he vis
ited Evangelist I'pdyke, to whom he
made the confession which startled the
minister. Todd related that he had
Med a wild career for many years in
Texas, but now repented his sins and
wanted to be reconciled to hisMaker.
After making the confession Todd felt
comforted and requested the evangelist
to make known his confession to the
world, saying he was willing to answer
for his crimes. J
HALF A MILLION IN EUIN
And a 5tn Dead the Result of a Fire in a
'Milwaukee, Wis.. Feb. 14. -Specials
from Kimberley, Wis., saf that fire
started In the print mill of the Kiin
berly and C,lark company's plant last
night. The fire -was under control
about midnight The finishing rooms,
print mill, three machine rooms and a
number of other buildingsare a total
loss. T1m estimated loss is placed at
from.$400.0OtQ.XK.000. fullv cov
W4 A3A1 k J
ered iby insurance. 'The plant will be
rebuilt. The origin of the fire Is a
mystery, having. It is supposed, started
under the floor of one of the machine
Chief E. I.. Anderson, of the fire de
partment, was suffocated during the
lire. He was overcome toy the smoke
and before he could be rescued was
. Military Nominations Confirmed. "1
Washington. Feb. 14. The senate
has confirmed the- following military
nominations to be (brigadier generals
In the regular army: James H. YVif
son, of Delaware; Fitzhugh Lee. of
Virginia; Johu C Bates, Lloyd
Wheaton.. George W. Davis, Theodore
Sehwan, Samuel Sumner, Robert P.
Hughes, George M. Randall, Leonard
Wood. W. A. Kobbe, Frederick D.
Grant and J. Franklin Bell.
Colonel Sliaw'a Remains Burled. T
Watertown, N. Y.. Feb. 14. The re
mains of Colonel Albert D. Shaw, rep
resentative from this district and late
commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic, were Interred in
Brookside cemetery yesterday with
military honors. After private funeral
services at the family residence the
lwxly of Colonel Shaw laid In state at
the armory, where thousands of citi
zens viewed the remains.
bans Get the Derision.
Baltimore.-Feb. 14. Joe Gans was
awarded the decision over Wilming
ton" Jack Daly in the fifth round of
what was scheduled as a twenty
round contest at 1155 pounds in Music
hall last niirht...
WED IN OLD MADRID
Maria Becomes the Bride of
Prince Charles Bour
bon. Madrid, Feb. 14. In the chapel
Royal of the palace in the presence of
the family and all the aristocracy of
official Spain Dona Maria I)e LasMen
ceden De Bourbon Y. Ilapsburg, prin
cess of Austurias, was today wedded to
Prince Charles Baurbon. The' cere
mony, which was performed by Car
dinal Sanctis, primate of Spain, was
simply the ritual marriage ceremony
of the Catholic church. ' After the
papal benedict had been pronounced'
the couple and guests repaired to the
state dining room and partook of a
wedding breakfast. The prince and
princess willoccupy apartments in the
palace and will not take any wedding
journey at present.
Thousands of spectators were in
the vicinity of the palace. The crowd
was orderly. . The city was very calm
and no decorations or people in holi
day attire. " v
The civil authorities have resigned
their powers to the military, and cav
alry are patrolling the streets. Ex
citement prevails in Barcelona,
Grandda and Valencia. In a disturb
nce yesterday at Valencia between
the gendarmes and populace one wa
killed and one wounded.
THE CAUSE OF CUBA
As To the Settlement of Her Re
lations With the United
MANY ISLAUDEES KOT SATISFIED
And Insist on Real Independence In.
te resting Pacification News From
Havana, Feb. 14. The finishing
touches were given yesterday to the
constitution by the editing committee,
which will report the corrected project
to the constitutional convention today,
when it will undoubtedly be adopted.
At the last moment the reference to
'"pernicious foreigners"was struck out,
and a clause was inserted providing
for two sessions of congress, begin
ning in April ami November, Instead
of one. tenors de Quesada, Tamayo,
Gomez, Villuendas and Silva were ap
pointed a committee' to draw up a
proposition defining the relations to
exist between Cubit and the United
Sattes. General Rivera, in a letter to
the press. objects to the convention
making any attempt to settle the ques
tion of future relations. He savs the
THE NEW BURLINGTON DEPOT.
Occupied Today for the First Time.
matter should be decided by the repub
lic after the constitution has ; been
Would Not Be Independence. Ho Says. .
"If the United States are allowed
coaling stations iu Cuba and permit
ted, to draw up the programme of
our foreign relations." he declare",
there will . be no features of lnde
peudeuce left. Such an arrangement
would not be living up to the resolu
tion of congress." On the other hand a
majority of the delegates are in favor
of touching the question now; and
probably a meeting will be arranged
between Governor General Wood and
the committee, to consider some pro
posal that would be acceptable to the
United States government. The com
mittee is expected to report to the con
vention next Monday.
Gomes a a Fraud Ei poser.
Additional local Interest has been
given to the postoffice fraud cases by
the summoning of General Maximo
Gomez as a witness. It seems that one
of the clerks in the auditor's depart
ment told General Gomez last March
that there were Irregultaritics in the
matter of allowing duplicate vouchers.
The friends of General Gomez assert
that he explained the condition of
things to the military authorities, and
contend that he deserves the credit
attaching to the exposure of the frauds.
This Is cited as n strong argument in
favor of his presidential candidacy. :
PACIFICATION IN LrZOS.
Prorlnrial Goyernuaent Act. Applied to
San Fernando, Pampanga. Luzon, P.
I., Feb. 14. Provincial government
has been inaugurated in this province
with great enthusiasm. . During a
banquet Tuesday evening at Bacolor
Judge Tart anuouncett that the nrst
civii govememnt; so far established
would be that of ihe province of Pam
panga. The presidente of Bacolor said
that the people of the province would
endeavor to follow the enactments of
the commission; audhe asXedGcueral
Grant to celebrate Lincoln's birthday
by pardoning those guilty of minor po
litical offenses. General Grant re
plied th.it he intended to recommend
that General MacArthur should par
don such persons on the condition that
those now In the mountains should re
turn to their homes.
At Bacolor a bBl applying the prov
incial government act to Pam
panga was passed in the presence of a
crowd, which included representatives
of all the twenty towns in the prov
ince. Tlie appointments of the offi
cers of the province, were Immediately
announced, Sekrlna Joven, president of
Kaeolor, being the governor named un
til a successor shall be elected, a year
hence. The salaries were fixed as fol
lows: Governor. $l,ft00; secretary, $1,
(NK); treasurer, $2,400; supervisor, $1,
S00; fiscal, $1,350. Prior to the passage
of the bill Judge Taft explained the
frame work of the Philippine govern
ment which the commission was erect
ing. The natives suggested the
amounts of the salaries.
Some amendments which had been
adopted in connection with the system
of taxing real estate were approved.
At the close of the session General
Grant, who is called the "Father of
the I'aiupangas," said he -rejoiced that
his children were large enough to take
care of themselves, lie added: "We
Pampangas are as patriotic as any
Americans." The remark was greeted
The first general provincial govern
ment under American rule has thus
been hopefully established.
The commission will proceed next tc
the province of.l'angasln.
HEADS OFF FIGHT
Permanent Restraining Order
Issued Against Cincin
Cincinnati, Feb. 14. Judge Hollis
ter today granted a permanent Injunc
tion against the Jeffries Ruhlin prize
fight at 'Sangerfest hall tomorrow
night. The promoters will postpone
the event until after they can carry
the case to the circuit and supreme
HEAVY FIRE LOSS
AFFLICTS CAIRO, ILL.
Cairo, 111., Feb. 14. Fire today
wiped out the wholesale houses ef
John A. Haynes, Lewis & Co., William
Lonergren, the Bulletin building and
several other concerns. The loss is
100,000. . :
TWO REPORTS FROM
Washington, Feb. 14 The- Presby
terian committee appointed to con
sider the revision of the Westminister
confession of faith has concluded its
labors and adjourned. Two reports
are to be presented to the general as
sembly. The majority will recom
mend the supplemental -explanation
of creed. The minority teport will
recommend the supplemental explana-
t?rv BiBbeiueuii im uocorine. -. ,
SEEING ALL ABOUT IT
The Task of Determining Offi
cially How The People
- Voted. '
VOTES ABE COUNTED BY 00NGEES3
Grosvenor Enables the Joint Conveu
. tion to Laugh Kasson on the
Russian Sugar Bounty.
Washington, Feb. 14. Yesterday
the senate and house, Senator Frye
presiding, met iu the chamber of the
house to count the electoral vote and
announce the election as president and
vice president of the United States of
the successful candidates. After the
joint "convention was called to order
and the preliminaries were transacted
Senator Frye said that consent had
been given to dispense with the for
mal reading of the certificates, but that
he thought it might be necessary to
read the certificate of Arkansas, ow
ing to a slight Irregularity. ' This
showed that one of the electors bad
been abseut. and that the governor had
appointed a substitute. The certificate
was not challenged, however, and the
tellers proceeded to announce the re
sult in each state.
. Grot Tenor's Little Lapsus Linguae.
A lapsus linguae by General Grosve
nor when he announced the vote
of Colorado created a general outburst
of merriment. He auuouuced that
Colorado has cast four votes for Will
iam J. 'Bryan, of Nebraska, for presi
dent, and four for Theodore Roosevelt,
of New York, for vice president. "Oh:"
"oh no," shouted Richardson, one of
the Democratic tellers, while the mem
bers of the senate and house on the
floor and the spectators In the galleries
joined in the laughter which followed.
Grosvenor corrected the error and the
announcement of the vote of the sev
eral states then proceeded In alphabet
Chandler Announces the Totals.
: The certificates were not uniform,
and the operation of opening the bulky
packages and seeking out the result
was attended with many delays. When
Maryland's eight votes were announced
for McKinley and Roosevelt there was
a. slight ripple of applause, and the
same response was made to the an
nouncement of Nebraska's vote. Gen.
Grosvenor announced the vote of the
president's own state of Ohio, but it
created no demonstration. l'ion the
conclusion of the announcement of the
vote of Wyoming, by direction of the
presiding officer the tellers formally
ascertained the totals. Senator Chaud
ler announced the total number of
votes cast as 447, of which William
McKinley, of Ohio, received 292. and
William J. Bryan, of Nebraska. 155. for
president: and of which Theodore
Roosevelt, of New York, received 21)2,
and Adlal E. Stevenson, of Illinois,
155, for vice president.
Frye Completes the Business,
Thereupon, in accordance with the
statute, .Senator. Frye. proclaimed the
Worth $16.50, 18.00 and $20.00, take
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state or the vote as delivered to him.
"This announcement of the state of the
vote by the president of the seuate,"
said he, "is by law a sufficient declara
tion that William McKinley, of the
state of Ohio, is elected president of
the United States, and that Theodore
Roosevelt, of the state of New York,
is elected vice president, each for the
Term beginning March 4. 1901. aud will
be entered, together with a list of the
votes, on the journals of the senate
and house of representatives. The
count of electoral votes having been
completed and the result declared, the
joint meeting of the two houses is dis
solved and the senate will now return
to its chamber."
A tremendous outburst of applause
which swept over the galleries fol
lowed. The senate then filed out of
the hall and the ceremony was ended.
IUT8SIA AND HEK SI UAH BOUNTY.
Kasson Hopes She Will Not "Fly Oft the
Handle Just Now.
Washington, Feb. 14. Reciprocity
Commissioner Kasson was asked yes
terday as to the current reports that
a commercial war letween Russia and
the United States might be precipitat
ed by the determination of this gov
ernment to collect as additional tariff
a sum equivalent to the bounty on
imports of Russian sugar. As the
president's pleniiKteutIary Kasson has
bad charge of the negotiations with
foreigu governments relative to the
itciprocity treaties, aud the payment
of the sugar bounty by Kussia has
been one of the questions- arising in
the course of negotiations with that
country. Kasson said the action of
Secretary Gage was designed to get a
final ruling uu the subject by the
courts, and- it should not be misunder
stood as a ruling which in itself de
termined the question agaiust Russia.
When the duty is levied an appeal
will lie and the courts will settle this
much-disputed point. Kasson regards
the secretary's action as most concil
iatory, and as the only course leading
to a final settlement, and he hopes
that Russia will see it in that light
and will awnit the determination of
.the courts. He pointed out that it Is
;quite as much to the interest of Rus
sia to secure a final determination as
it is to the interest of this country.also
that the chances are equal that the de
cision will be in favor of Russia. In
the meantime he said it would be most
unfortunate if Itussia should not con
sider this action iu a friendly spirit,
for it is so intended on the part of the
Russia has a regular tariff schedule,
but by commercial treaties reduced
rates are granted certain countries. Al
though we have no reciprocity treaty
with Russia she has given us the bene
fit of these reduced rates, and a healthy
growth of our exports to Russia has
been going on, particularly in Siberia.
Under such circumstances it would be
unfortunate, iu Kasson's opinion, if at
this time Russia suspended the lower
rates and placed the higher rates
against our goods. It would, he said,
operate especially against American
machinery and manufactured articles,
which have been building up a lare
market in Russia.
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts
has paid $S0.XJ0 for Velasquez's
"Prince Balthagar Carlos aud His
KING RIDES i
IN HIGH STATE
Notable Scenes Attend Open
ing of Parliament By Erg
land's New Ruler.
QUEEN ACCOMPANIES HIM
Spectacular Cortege Follows
the Royal Coach, and
London, Feb. 14. The first parlia
ment in the reign of Edward VII. was
opened this afternoon by the king in
person. Not since 'CI. when Queen
Victoria opened parliament, accom
panied by the prince consort, has any-
Photo by Lafayette, London.
KTKO EDWARD VI.
thing equal to today's pomp been
witnessed in London.
The king and queen rode from
Buckingham to parliament in a gor
geous state coach followed by a spec
tacular cortege. The streets were
lined with soldiers and- cheering spec
tators. Kins Read His Add r-mn. (
The house of lords presented, a bril
liant scene and was crowded to the
utmost capacity. On the arrival of
the members of the commons the
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