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IRST FIGHT IN SENATE illman and McLaurin Indulge in Rough and Tumble Fight, chfork Senator Made Serious Reflections Upon Honor of His Colleague The Latter Resented Them by Denouncing State ment a Lie Blows Followed Both Senators in Contempt. rashlngton. Feb. 22. Washington' ihday ni signalized In the United tes Sonne by n flat light. The two itors from South Carolina were the Ive participants In the affray. r. Tlllmnn In the course of a speech 11 tho Philippine tariff hill made so is reflections upon the honor of his ague, Mr. McLnurln. In brief, he iged that his vote In support ot the Mention of the treaty of I'arls had i cist thtough tho e-torclso of lin ger Influences. i McLaurin was not In the cham it the time, being engaged In com- Ire work, but he wan sent for, nnd aicd Juit an Mr Tillman conclud. Is speech denounced as a man. Io ai ashes, Mr. McLaurin nrose ddiei the hen.ite, (peaking to a Itlon of per onal privilege. He re !fd Mr '1 mm n s charges bileily th n denoun ed the slitcmcnt bj his lolleiguc us n "willful, Ions nnd deliberate lie." uon and tumuli: noiiT rcely had the words fallen from ps licit Mi HHman, sitting a few from him, with Mr. Teller of ado betwe-n them, sprang at Mr. airln, who had turned toward Mr. an nnd met him hilt way, and In stnnt these two Senators, having ; Mr Teller aside, were engaged otigh and tumble fight Mr. Mc n receded a heavy blow on the ad, while Mr. Tillman got a on the noso which brought FINALLY SEPAItATEI). Istant Pergeant-at-Arms Taylor g our desks to leach nnd sepa Iho combatants and himself re 1 several blows. He got between finally, and by main strength heil them apart. Senators War if Wyoming and Scott of WeKt ila. two of tho most poverful n the Senate, leaped to his assist and caught the arms of the r rents, forcing them to their seat. EXCITEMENT INI KNEW. nso excitement pi ev ailed In the o and In the galleries, which were ged with people who had been ut d by the spirited debate. K cry was on his feet. Not a word, icr, was spoken. Senators stood tho chamber for tho moment helpless and pale to the lips. eclaheo in contempt. illy order was restored partially, 1 io ml 1st of tho Intenso exclto i Senate went Into secret legls. sslon. Tor two hours It dls. he eont behind closed doors, le doois wcio opened It was lown that both of tho South tfenatots, by unanimous olc, i dcilaied to bo In contempt of itc. mitti:d TO APOLOGIZE, eio permitted, by a nto of the to make npologles to tho ben ;lr statements wcio listened to tho Sen itors and the peoplo allerles with breathless Inter lator Tillman left tho Capitol Journnient was taken foi to did not enter for tho night's Mr, McLaurin was In tho nbout 8 o'clbck, but left cnily. Senator, when seen, would 'ATUH Or SENATORS, .itus of Senatois Tillman nnd n Is thut they are still In eon tho Senate, nnd only hy a voto mate can either bo recognized speak or to ote on nny ques llover. The Senate Is prlvl der a ilause of se-Ltlon B. nrtl I tho Constitution, which le ouso may determine tho rules oceedlngM. punish members for behavior, mid with the cou nt two-thirds expel a memoir. TRT ItEMAIN SILENT, nato adopted n icsolutlon de ioth Senator Tillman nnd Ren .itirln In contempt. Ily n voto e allowed to niukn statements, both apologized for their uc tit the Senate took no further nd the resolution refeirlng er to tho Committee, on PrlW d Elections Is still In opera 1 until the committee Is dls. or the Senate lelleves tho aiollna Renitors of the con ley must remain silent In tho :rt wiu. in; iincooNiznn. the Judgment of nil Senators n tonslrtered the question, and .'ling o Ulcer will lefuse to re heir rights to participate In edlngs until the order of con lalled story of one of the most davs In the history of the Scn- XMiMAN MAKES A CIIAnOE. loiWgj Allegation Against His Col lp league, McLaurin. ordome with a long-tlmo cus- Washlnglon's Illithday, the address of Washington was tho Sen.ito today Immediately e convening of that body at k Mr Hurrows of Michigan i Immortal document. At tho pn of the reading lit 11-60 Mi iiesnnted n memorlil from the "setts Loglslatum ot such nn 'nt to the Constitution as lace It In tho power of Con- i ennct laws regarding tho libor In the Mirlous States. N AOAINhT TAKIFF HIM,. loutlno business had been con- lr Tlllmnn resumed his speeeh Dillon to thn pending Philip. if bill, which he began jester. declared that no revenues ded by the Insular Uoveiii- the Philippines, as It hnd am. J.',, The sole object of the hill til the Philippine aichlpelngo inert exploited and bo made to ivf in opportunity to tho few to c', Uden harvest from the Islands ct J.BS WILD CHAHOES, " lared futihei along with re 4 r diln that mo purpose of tho lU.,i iJtlon was to give piotectloti ctt uliin plantations In ordul to m I 'tis ot dollars Into tho pockets Rill nnd tobacco trusts. -Jims S 'o. Willi tho Philippines, It ffir lose to give the oriental ' U so 'lie same sort ot fiee tinde iM' nico hart been given That lib' game- he Insisted nnd Juki 4 u ihc sun sets It was the pur. ruesB pose to nfford American rnpltallsts ev ery opportunity to acquire possession of aluablc properties In the Philip, pines, "let" said he, -God save the mark, we pretend to bo honest." would colonizi: Ni:c.noi:s Mr. Tillman maintained that lnsteid pf trjlnc to civilize and elevate the Fil ipinos, the Government might better hae spent some of tho $( 000 000 ex ponded In the Philippines In coloniz ing the negro In the Southern States, of this country. When ho later directed a question at hla friends on the other side nf the chairman, ' Mr. Spooner Inquired to whom he referred "1 have many friends on the Repub lican Bide." said Mr Tillman "Per sonally ou are a nice, clem-henrted sort of men, but politically you nr the most Infamous cowards and hypo ciltes that ever happened" HAD LIVELY COLLOQUY. In the course of his speech Mr, Till linn became Involved In a lively col loquy with Mr. Spooner of Wisconsin regaidlng the rntlllcatlon of the rarls treaty. The South Carollm Semtor referred to Mr. Spooner's comments 'n his sp-ech sesterday upon the part taken hy William J, Itryan In securing the ratification of the treaty Ho ar gued with the Wisconsin Senator that the Inlluenco of Mr Ilryan was po. tent, hut Insisted that even his Intlu. enre was not sulllclent to Induce the Senate to ratify the treaty. After he had done all tint It was possible for him to do, Mr. Tillman nsserted, the Hepubllcans yet lacked 'votes enough to secure rntlllcatlon. ciiAnoiis iMPitopnit iNPLiniNcn "You know," he shouted, shaking his finger nt the Republican side, ' how those votes necessary were secured" "How were they secured' demanded Mr. Spooner. "I know If tho Senator does not," re piled Mr. Tillman I have received In. fomitlon In confidence from that side of tho chamber. I know from that that Improper Inlluences were used in get ting those votes." URGED TO NAMK MAN, 1 Name the man," Insisted Mr Spooner, "upon whom those Influences were brought to bear. It Is due the Senator nnd due the countiy that he be named A man who Impeaches an other In confidence Is a coward. If the Senator knows of nny man who has been Improperly Influenced ho should name lilm." wiiat hi: kni:w. "I know," nsserted Mr. Tillman, "that the patronage the Perioral pat ronage of a State has been parceled out to a Senator since tho ratification of that treaty." "What btato? ' demanded Mr. Spoon er. "South Carolina," shouted Mr. Till man. Then," snld Mr. Spooner, "I leavo you to light the matter out with our colleague." CilAUGK AGAINST M'LAURIN. "Well," ictortcd Mr. Tillman. "I never shirk the responsibility for a statement I muke. I know that ho (Mr. McLaurin) otod for tho trealj. I know that lmpiopcr Influences wcio brought to bear. 1 know what I be lieve." INCIDENT TEMPORARILY CLOSED "You simply believe," retorted Mr. Spooner, "what ou do not know. This ended the Incident for tho time, hut the feeling cngendeicd manifested itself later In a thrilling and sensational scene, "WATER CURE" TORTURE. Mr, Tillman, continuing his speech, read from letters from somo soldiers In tho Philippines, detailing the al leged cruelties practiced upon tho na tives by the Amcilcan foiccs. He told of ICO Filipinos to whom, the writer stnted, tho "water cure" had been ad ministered, resulting In the death nf all but twenty-six nf them, HOAR PROTESTS. Mr. Hoar Interrupted to sny that ho had received many letters making clnrgcs ngainst tho Ameilcan forces, but In every Instance the writers hnd given him tho Information either In confidence or os Incidents of which they merely heard of and of which they ptofissed to know nothing per sonally. Ho protested against Infor mation of that kind nnd declared: -1 do not want anybody to tell me In strict confidence of a murder" KANSAN DEPENDS 1'UNSTON. Mr. Hill ton of Kunsas Interrupted to defend Gen. Punston, upon whom, ho snld, thn comments of Mr. Tillman hail reflected, as the soldleis who wcio clutEfd In tho letters tho South Caro. Ilni Senator had lead with the cruel ties, wero under Gen. Punstou's com mand. rtttfBTON'S DENIAL READ. Mr. Ilurtoii lead Gen. Punslnn's ex plicit denial nf tho ery story which had been leferred to hy Mi Tillman, the denial concluding with the state ment: "This statement I wish to brand as nn atrocious lie, without tho slightest foundation Statements nf this kind nio simply braggadocio, and braggado cio Is repeated In tho Senato nf thn United States." Mi, Rurton quoted Gen 1'unston ns sajlng th it practices of this Kind were sometimes resorted to hy tho Maca bebn scouts (natives) TILLMAN CONCLUDES. 'That's a confession of tho truth of the charges," shouted Mr, Tillman llo disclaimed, however, nny retlec tlons upon Gen runston Soon nft wnrd Mr, Tlllmin concluded his ro. mark? SENSATIONAL SCENE OCCURS. Senato Shocked ns Never Before In Its History. Scarrelj had Senator Tlllmin lesumed his seat when thero vas tnattid one of the most sensational scenes ever wit iirssed lu the history ot the United Slates Senate. Pale to the lips, and trembling with emotion, which in vain he endenv. ored to r mlrol, Mr. McLaurin (8 C) arose nnd addressed the Senate, sp'aklng to h question of personal privilege m lawun di:i,iiii:rati: Instuntl) a hush fell ovei the Senate ami over the throngs In tho galleiies The very attnonphero seemed chirgpd with excitement With breathless Inn r est the auditors, both on the llonr snd In the galleries, hung upon every word ut leml hy the South Cillollni Scnatoi Despite thn emotion undci which he 1j. bored, Mr McLiuirln rienieit to be the eilmest min hi thn rhimhir He spoke wlthdllberatliii,. and hla enunciation was clear and distinct Every won! he ut tered seemed to bo Mi as well ns heard In the remotest pait of the historic oM PKUSONAL 1-IHVILEOK. 'Mr. Presldunt," he trgan, "I rise to a question nf personal privilege" He hud voiced lees than a rtojen words. et the excitement by this ttms had become In. tense All seemed to realize that a por tentous ovent wsa about to happen, Senator Scott Va ) movetl restlessly about In the rear of the chamber, and Assistant Sergeant-it-Arms Laton rose from hts tint as If to listen the better to what was about to bo said REPLIKS TO CHARGE. "During my absence," continued Mr McLaurin, 'a few moments ngo from tho Senate chamber. In attendance upon the Committee on Indian Affairs, the Sem tor who his Just taken his seat (Mr Till man) Fib! that Improper Influences had been used lu changing the vote of some bodv on that trent, nnd then went on Inter and slid thai It applied to the Ren iter from South Carolina, who had been given the patronage in that State I think I got the senso ot the conlro v ersj WORDS t'l'T LIKE A KNIFE Still controlling himself with nn effort, but still speiklng verv cnlmlv and with a caictullv modulated tone, Mr McLau rin said and his words cut through the Senate chamber like a knife: 1 desire to slnle Mr President, I would not use as stiong language ns I Intend hat I not soon after the Senate met replied lo these Insinuations and said that tlie were un true. CU.tS TILLMN A LIMt ' I now sa continued Mr McLaurin, with distinct emphasis upon every word, and half turning toward his colleague (Mr Tillman) who sit In the sime rou, onlv three seats awiv 'that the state ment Is a wilful, malicious and deliberate lie ' TILLMAN JUMPS roll M LAURIN Mr McLaurin got no furtb with his stntement Mr Tlllmin. who wis oc cupjlnr his regul n sent on the main nlsic spring with llcer-llke feroclt nt his celfeigue Mr Teller of Colorado, who was sitting nt his di-sk between tho two South Carolina Senators was swept asldo without ceremon Indeed, tho In flirlated Tillman climbed over him In his crrort to reach McLaurin. rntsT iilow rou tillman Without the slightest hesitation. Mr McLaurin sprang to meet the nttirk hilf way Mr Tillman aimed a will blow at his colleague with hts right fist It land d upon Mr McLmrln's forehead Just above the left eje. although Its force was pirllillj sent upon McLaurin s arm. which ho had rnlsed in an effort lo parry the bluw M LAUIHN LANDS ONE. Instantly McLaurln'a rUht arm shot out, the blow landing upon Tillman s face, nppiuntb upon the nose Again Tillman stiuck out frinllcallv, this time with his left hand Tho blow did not land upon McLaurin WILD SCRIMMAGE Then followed a wild scrimmage, both Senators clutching nt earb other madlv Senators Warren and flcott, both of whom are powerful men, rushed townrd the combatants to separate them. TILLMAN STRIKES LAYTON. Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms La) ton sprang over desks. In his effort to rearh th? belligerent Senators Just as he seized McLaurin, JTIhmn aimed a left handed blow nt his colleague which struck Lavlon In the face Fortunately (he blow wis glancing, and did no special harm Mr I,aytnn tore them apart Ilolh Senators were still striking wildly at each oilier, somo of the blows landing upon Mr. La) ton. UOTH SECTORS PINIONED. An Instant later the angry Senators wero pinioned In tho arms of Senators Warren and Scott They were dragged further apart, although Ihe) still made Ineffectual efforts to get at each other, finally they wero forced Into their seats. 11LOOD PLOWS PROM TILLMAN McLaurin although very pale, seemed to bo tho calmer of the two. Mr Till, man was as whlto ns a sheet As he sit down In his seat he drew his hindkerchlef from his pocket nnd wiped blood from his face, that seemlngl) was flowing sllahtly from the nose Until that time It had been supposed that no blood had been drawn In tho encounter. SHOCK TO SENATE. During the fight Senators nil over tho chamber wero on their feet. Not a word. however, was spoken The Senate, never In Its history, had received such a Bhock. ORDER OBTAINED. Tho President pro tern, Mr. Prve, was tho first to regain composure. In calm and tinlmpassloned tones he directed that tho Senate be In order. lie rapped sharply two or three times with his gavel and In a few minutes a semblance of or der was obtained, nlthough Senators, hav ing by this time parti) recovered from tho shock, moved hurriedly about tho clumber. WANTS DOORS CLOSED. Mr. Gnlllnger was llrst to address tho chair. "Mr President," raid he. "I ask that the doors bo closed" Again tho President pro tern requested the Sennte to be In order and that Scn utors resume their sents. PRITCIIARD RELIEVES STRAIN, It was reserved for Mr. Prltchard ot North Carolina, In a mensure to relievo tho strain under which all were laboring. He desired to nddress the Senate on tho pending Philippine bill, nnd. calling tho nttentlon of the chair, ho slid: "If the Sen ilor from South Carolina (Mr. Mc Laurin) has concluded" McLAURIN INTERRUPTS. ho was Interrupted by Mr McLaurin, who said, cry calmly. "1 will now pro. ceed with my remarks, which were so unceremoniously Interrupted." CALLS UELLIGEIIENTS TO ORDER. "I call tho Senator from South Carolina to order," Interrupted Mr Teller. "Which one of the Senators?" In. quired with Mr. McLnurln, with somo asperity. "This one," said Mr. Teller. Indicating Mr. McLaurin, "and tho other one, too. for that matter." PROTECT DiaNITY OF SENATE. "Mr. President," Interjected Mr. For aker, "I Join In that. Surel," ho con. tlnued. with great feeling, hla face palo with nxcltement 'there Is some way to protect the dignity of this body." Certain!)." slid Mr. Hurrows. who had been endeivorlng vilnly to get the ee of tho choir, "and the Senate cannot let this thing pats." EXECUTIVE SESSION ORDERED. Mr. President." again said Mr. Oal. Ilrgcr, 'I ask that tho doors might lo closed." ' Mr. President," raid Mr. I'oraker, who hid moved Into the main aisle, 1 move that the Senato go Into executive ses sion " Without romment, every Senator still laboring . nder the emotion which all en. deavnred to conceal, the motion was agreed to, and at !i! iho doors wcio BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Senato Decides Both Senators to Be In Contempt. The proceedings after the doors were closed covered almost two hours of time, nnd resulted In the ndnptlon of u reso lution lu the form of an order, ns follows: ' Ordered, that the two Senators from the State of South Carolina lie declare I In contempt of tho Senate on account of the nllercation and personal encnuntei between them this di) In open session, and that the matter bo referred to the Committee on 1'llrlleges mil Llectlons, with Instructions lo report whnt a.llnn shall bo taken by the Senito In regard thereto " DISCUSSION ON RESOLUTION. Tho discussion which occurred In the seriet session was bnsed I irgel) uron the foregoing resolution, the first suggestion of which was made hv Mr Foiaker In pnsenllng Ihe icsolutlon Immediate!) af ter the doors of the chamber were closed Mr. Foiaker took occasion lo remark that the oeciirn lice had been an outrage upon the dignity nf ihe Senato of which tho Benito should Inlio cognizance, HOAR'S MENDMENT Mr. Hoir Indorsed Ihe irsolulion of Mr Fornker. hut fall ho thought the action of iho Senite should be more exj licit thin contemplated hi the resol itlon He Iherefoie moved to amend it by ordering that the two Semtora flom South Caro. Una be declared In contempt b) tho Senate for dlaorderl) eonCuct and speech In its presence, and tint both should be tnken Into custod) In support of this amendment, he slid that any court or nn) other parliamentary bodv woull commit men foi so giuve an offense against Ita dlknlt), to nwalt Its Juilg meni WILLING TO APOLOGIZE. Mr Illackhur d other members then stated that the i Biuth Carolina Sena tors were wlllln to apologize and thus purge Ihemselveiv of contempt and In view of this statement Mr Hoar with, drew Ihe portion nf hla nmeiulmeit pro. vldlng for their commitment OFFENSE A OIIAVE ONE Mr. Korakcr then accepted the amend ment of Mr. Hoar and It was embodied In the resolution JJeforo the voto was tnken, a. number of Senators spoke, an I while thure were msny kind utterances regarding both Senitnrs, there was no exception In the opinions expressed as to the gravity and seriousness of Ihe of. fense Among the Senators who thus do. rlurcd themselves were Messrs. .Teller, Fairbanks, Hanni, Rlackburn and Spoon er. CHARGE AGAINST M LAUIHN Mr llanna suggested that, serious as bid been the encounter In the Sennit, It was not so grave as the charge ot mis conduct made ogalrst Mr McLajrln nnd he thought that any Investigation under, taken should extend to that matter. NOT UNPRECEDENTED. Mr. Teller, while uniting with other Senators lu deprecntlng the occurrence sild tint It was not unprecedented lint there bid lieen other similar affairs on the floor of the Semite, nnd Instanced among ollieis, the encounter between beuators Hi nton and Finite, TELLER'S OPINION. He also suggested that Mr Spooner wns not entirely blimeless for todvv s occui rence. because his Interrogatories hnd i revoked Mr Tillman to mike ex plicit the clnrge whhh had been but vaguelv made before hts Inteiferenco in Ihe deoite, WANTED ACTION ON RESOLUTION A motion was nnde b) Mr Teller look ing to the opening of Ihe ilwi This was voted down-is to i; the Itepibllian Senitois generallv expressing themselves ns willing lo hear the apologies promtsid hut gencrall) Insisting tint there should first be action on the resolution SKNATOR1 IN CONTEMPT On the suggestion of Mr Paeon there wns a division of Ihe two branches ot the question The first vote wns liken on tho question whether the two Sena tors were In contempt, and It previllid bv a uninltnotiB vote The remainder of the resolution referring the mutter to the Committee on Privileges nnd Elec tions wns adopted without a rollcill Hoth the South Cirollnn Srnntors re milned In their sens during the entire session. BOTH SENATORS APOLOGIZE. Participants In the Disgraceful Scene Sony It Happened. After thn secret session, the Senite nt "5 resumed business In open session Mr Illnckburn nude n statement of whit hid been made In executive session, nnd asked whether nnv statement could be made lo tho Senite In open seseton by either of tho Senators while they were In contempt of the Sennte There wns a length) discussion of the question, and flnall) President pro tern I'ne ruled PRESIDENT THO TEt RFl ES "While these two Senators are declared to bo In conlinpt, the Chnlr could not recognlza either If ho should rl and adtress the Chair hut on motion mide by nny Senator that they be heird, tho Chilr would recognize the Senator mak ing Iho motion, and would hold that Ihe motion was In order. In the ordlnar) transgression nf tho rules or violation of order Ihe Senntor violating It must tike his chilr nn! he ennnot be recog nized hy the presiding officer again until Ihe Senate hns relieved him of that by motion Of course the Senators from South Cnrnllna can bo relieved of the condition In which they nre. so they can be recognised, so far as the Chair Is coneeri.ed. ly a motion nnd h) a tnijor Ity vote of the Senate WhHt will happen after Ihe two Senators have purged themselves so far an It Is possible of the contempt, the Chair will be prepnred to rulo whenever that question Is raised " IlLACKnURN S MOTION. At the conclusion of the ruling of Mr, rr)e, Mr Rlackburn said ' I move that the senior Senator from South Carolina be given tho floor ' " hj one Senator from South Caro. Una?' Interjected Mr. Spooner. "I movo that the two Senators from South Carolina" began Mr Illackburn. "That h right." snld Mr. Spooner "He given the floor," continued Mr. Rlickburn. "to make any statement In their own wny to tho Senate to purge themrclves of tho contempt," Tho mo tion was carried. TILLMAN IS HEARD. In n breathless silence Mr, Tlllmin roso to nddiesa Iho Sonate. He was calm and collected, and gave no Indica tion by his manner of Ihe tremendous tceno In which ho had been one nf the principal actors but a short time before. He spoko deliberately nnd ever) one leaned forward eagerly lo catch his words. Ho said "Mr. President. I have nlwns esteemed It n high honor and privilege lo bo a member of this bod). I had never had nny legislative experience when I camo hero nnd my previous service as Gover nor of South Carolina for four )ers had untitled mo in a measure to enter this august assembly with that dignity and regard proper regard, I will aay for Its traditions and habits and rules that Is desirable, TO JUDGE MEN, "I have been hero several ears. I hivo in that time learned to Judeo men with n llltlo more catholicity of spirit than I did when 1 came here. 1 have gained it great many friends In whoso personal lntegrltv and honor and re. gird for their obligations as gentlemen I havo Implicit confidence: but I have seen so inu-h of partisanship, I havo seen so much of what I consider slavish submission to piny domination ihnt I confess I havo felt somewhat at a loss how to Judge men who in one aspect appeared to bo so high and clean and honnrnttjp. and In another appearesl more or leas despicable. 1 say this because of tho fact that ono of tho Senators has seen lit to nlludo to somo Tilatters that occurred this atternoou. APOLOGIZES TO SENATE. "I now say that so far as any action of mine has caused any Senator hero or the Senate as a liody or the people of the United btntes to feel that I hive been derelict, and that 1 have not shown that courles) and proper observance of tho rules of this body, that I regret It, I apologizo for It. I was ready lo ilo that two minutes nflir 1 tiad acted, but tin. der tho provocation which was known to all of ou, I could not havo acted other wise than 1 did, ami while I apologize to tho Senate, nnd nm sorr) that It has oc curred. I have nothing more to say," M'LAURIN FOLLOWS. Mr McLnurln rose at the conclusion of Mr. Tillman's brief nddress He, too, was calm, but It was evident thit he was suppressing his emotion by an ef fort. He spoko with greater feeling than had been manifested by his colleague, particularly when he told the Senate how sorely h hnd been tried by the accusa. lions which had been made against him from time lo time Ills statement Io. lows: JUNIOR SENATORS AFOLOaY. ".Mr President, 1 did not realize that I was lu contempt nf Ihe Senate nor di I think now If in) words aro read In Iho record that 1 was In contempt of the Sen. ate, hut at the same lime, as the Senate has ruled Ihnt I am In contempt of this honorable body I beg leavo to apologize. ' 1 deslrn lo say Mr. President lhat I havo been ver) sorely and severely tried I was In attendance on the com mlttee on Indian alfalrs when I received a mcisngn from a friend that my pres. enco wns needed here ASSAULT UPON llif) HONOR ' Tho history or the vole on tho Spanish treaty Is known to all of )ou There havo been statements In newspapers nnd Inslnuntions Ihnt I had been Influenced by Improper motives In connection with my vote on that treat Knowing In my own soul an I knowing that Go I In heaven also knows that It was false, when I was told that It was centered dewn to me, I wns so oulriged b) what I considered nn nssiult upon in) honor ns a man. and esp-el.ill) In view of Iho fart that ill the beginning of the session after the deliberate statement explaining all those inatten, I did not feel as a min thit I could ever tnld my head up ngaln If I did riot resent It lu the place wheie it was delivered In the strongest and most forcible! lerma that I coul 1 emnlo) "Willi thit, Mr President, I am done, and I havo this lo sai If there is any inoro talk or ihni kind or any more-' URGED TO itnt RAIN As Mr McLaurin uttered the last sen. tence of his nddress, Intimating tint If them visa an) further effort to press upon him ihe aecusailons whkh hnd been made nt,alnsl him there might be trouble, there was an evident stir In the chamber Hevernl Senators rose in their feel, ns If hair expecting a renewal of the riutbreik of trouble Mr Uaron nt Georgia and Mr Patlerson of Colorado, both of whom were sluing neai Mo I aurln urged him to stop where he was, Mr Patterson saying! I beg the Sena, tor lo refrain ' M LAUIHN DESISTS ',''. ?.nl n-frnln. then Mr President " said Mr McLaurin After some discus sion II wns nrranged. at the suggestion of Mr Lodge In chargo nf ihe Philippine I III that discussion should be resumed Mr McLaurin nf Mississippi desiring In address tho berate Mr. McLnunn then took tho floor ill opposition to ihe pending measure He denounced the method of iho majorlt), nnd declared lhat the policy wns detri mental to tho best Interests of the United States The Senate then, at 5 M p m, look a recess until S o clock NIGHT SESSION HELD. When tho Senato ro-convned at I o clock not a dozen Senitors nppeared on Ihe floor Mr Prltclinrd of North Carolina m ide n brief address In sup port of the Philippine bill Mr Fairbanks of Indiana followed In nn hours address In support of ihe Philippine bill Tho Senate, at 9 10 p m . ndjoiirned. RUSSIA OUR FRIEND. Why Czar's Government Dill Not Agreo to l'nuncefoto Note. St Petersburg Feb IJ -Tho Olllelil Journal de St Petersburg tomorrow will publish a long Inspired nrtlcle on the actions of the Kmbissndors of Ihe pow ers nt Washington April ?th nnd ltlh, ISIS, which will be almost textuillv n re petition of the llerlln Reh hsnnzelger stilement on the subject Tho ltusstin stitement concludes ns follows Mlussll did not agree lo the prew illation nf tin note drnwn up by laird Pauncefole April Hth heciuse she elld nol re gar,! it ns be ing In the nature nf an amicable appeal, but considered that It tended to be nn expression of disapproval of the United States polio and Ihnt lo have pnitlcl piled In such a note woull have leen contnr) to the nttltude of moat scrupu lous neutrality maintained b) Russia throughout the wir her conduct In this respect being rene-wed proof of tho trn. elUlon.il friendship ot llussll and tho United Stiles" NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN. Mrs. William Tod Hclmuth of New Yorlc Chosen President. Washington, Feb it The National Council ot Women, nt the trlpnnlal ses sion, today ele-eteel the following otll ceis President Mrs William Tol llc. muth, New 101k vice-president, Mrs Mary W Swift, California cnrics.ond Ing secrctar), Mrs Fin .Intiilesou MU lei , fltst recording secretnl). Mis Id i Weaver, Iowa tre-asuicr, Mrs. Lillian Holllstei, Detroit ON TO SAN FRANCISCO. Latest Rumor ot Mr. Gould's Great l'lnn. San Francisco, Feb 12. The Exam iner sajs thnt every Indication points to the belief Hint a. big rnllioid and finan cial deal Is on Hip topis by which George J. Gould's Missouri Pacific s)slem will sjaln an entrance Into San Francisco. Prince Ponlatowskl. F. S Bullock, one of his partners In sevprnl piitcrprlsea, nnd Senator Clark of Montana, are rep resented as being connected with Gould in his scheme to extend the Gould rnll road s)stcm west from Salt Lnkp to Kan Francisco Gould will make n tour of the coast next month. While In this city ho will be u guest of Ponlatowskl and William II Crocker. The alleged rallroid scheme Is snld to contemplate the erection of a fine depol nnd hotel nn Market street In this city. Then, as the story inns, a railroad will bo run south to the Sin .Mateo county line, cither by means nf n tunnel or nn elevnted line. From there on a rond will he built to Los Angeles to connect with the line Senntor Claik Is building to Salt Luke. At the Utah capital Clark's road will connect with tho Rio Grande sjatem to Denver. At Denver It connectR with the Missouri Puclllo to St. Louis. From the Mlssoml metropolis to Toledo he owns the Wabash load, which Is now being extended to Pitts burg. It Is rumored thnt the proposed Ray t Const railroad to Santa Cm: Is Involved In tho Gould-Ponlatowskl scheme to tho extent of giving the Gould mad part ot their entrance Into the city nnd county of San Fruntlsco with u. blanch to Santa Cruz. When Prlnco Ponlatowskl was con fronted with tho outline ot the rumored big rullroud deal, ho positively denied that he was Inteiested In any such Bcheme, "If nothing Is published now,"' ho added, "I muy be nolo to glvo out n dellnlte storj." Mr, Rullock, who Is nn Eastern rail road builder, when Interview ed, snld ho could give no details as publicity was likely to spoil negotiations now In pro gross. "Mjself nnd others," lie continued, "are acting for othei parties, perhaps a syndlcute. W. II. Crocker Is not In terested. While there Is something In tho story, It Is premutuie at this time." Ml. Crocker confirmed the slutcment that he was not interested In the matter. TOUCHED FOR 81100. Sensationnl Bobbery Caso Beported by Miner. One of the largest hauls ever made by crooks In tho ilty was reported to the pollco nt nn early hour yesterday morning, wien n miner numed Ed wards, who hns been In the city but a day or two. notified tho olllcera that ho had Just been robbed of J110O In J100 hills. Edwards laid the lobbery at thn door of a lolored woman. Lucillo Kerl, nnd It was stated afterward that George Kerl, husband uf the woman, and a negress known as "Willie" Illack wero Implicated In the lobbery. Tho trio secured n rig and at once left tho city In nn effort to escape, and It Is likely all would havo succeeded had not tho hiding-place of the two women, In n. Chinese opium den ut Ocden, been revealed by their driver They worn captured by members of the Ogden police depaitment, but no money was found in their possession, nor would they give any Information of tho whereabouts of their main companion. CARRIED AWAY VEST, The robbery occurred In tho Star rooming-house on Commercial street. According to the story which Edivaids relates, he wns taking In tho sights, being a new arrival in the city, and was passing down CnmmcrclHl street when a coloied woman hilled him and Invited him to visit her apartments. Ho nccomptinled her lo a den on the second floor of tho place, whfie ho re. mnlned for some lime beforo Iliey wero Interrupted by th" entranco of a sec ond negrens, who deposited some wear ing apparel on a ihilr and left tho room again The chair was the sumo upon vvhli li Edwards had previously dernslteil his vest, In Ihe Inside pocket nf which he kept his money A few mlnuleu later, so he says, the negreaa iMurned foi the clothing nnd picked uii his vest with it, nlthough he did not notice this at the time LEFT THE CITY. After tho elapse of a few minutes more his hostess complained of being hui gry, nnd asked to be excused loiur enough to get some sandwiches Ed wards sa)H he waited a space of ten minutes for the woninna return and then decided to leove When he reicheeL,fnr bis vest ho made the dis covery that It was missing After mak ing a hurried search of the building ho notified Ihe police of his loss Tho olll cria learned that the unman and her two companions had driven fioni tho city nt a furious gilt In a dnublo tig secured from the Colorado livery sta bles shortly after 1 30 a m, IN HOT PURSUIT An hour later Harkdrlver Harry Qulnn, nccompanled by Policeman Chase, left the city In hot purrult, nnd upon an Iv lug In Ogden they located 'Illack Peail,' the negro who had driven the fugitives from the elty, He was escorted to tho Ogden police sta tlnmand subjected to close questioning hy tho nlllceis but would tell nothing Qulnn, iinv.ever had better luck with him and Induced him to lead tho offi cers to the hiding-place In an opium den on West Twenty-fifth street, MADE A DASH. 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H I now take pleasure" In prescribing Swamp-Root In nil such cases with a-feel- H m of nssuianco that my patients will derive gieat benefit fiem Its use). I ssbLI ehnll continue lo prescrlbo It In other cases In my practice with the nxnecta- aLH tlon of good rcsultv. Very tiuly vours. bbH (A. J. Halle, M. D.) H OENTLEMEN---I havo prescribed that wonderful remedy for kidney iapH complaint, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, with most bencflckil effect nnd known sLH of many curtsi by Its use. These patients hnd kidney trouble, as diagnosed H by other Musicians, and treated without benefit Dr. Klliner'i Swamp-Hoot bbLH cITcoted n cure-. I am . liberul nun mil accept a specific wherever I find It. pH lu an accepted school or out of It. Foi desperate eases of kldnoy complaint aLH under treatment with unsatisfactory results 1 turn to Dr Kilmer's Swamp- ipH Root with most flattering results. I shrill continue to prescribe It, nnd from pppl personal observation state that Swamp-Root han gieat curative properties. 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H If )ou arc nlieady convinced that Bwiimp-Root Is what you need, ott can HHH purchase the regular llfly-ecnt nnd onc-dollar slzo bottles at tho ill tig stores H ovc-iy where. Don't make nny mistnke, but icmrmber the numc, Swamp-Root, H Dr. Kilmer's Bwnmp.Rnot, mid the address, Illnchnmtnu, N. Y. H waiting. When taken to tho station tho women would say nothing that would glio any cluo to tho vvhcr.'Ubouts of Gcorgn Kerl, who Ik thought to have tho money In his possession. It was lenrncil from Iho driver of the fugi tives' rig that Kerl helped tho women out at tho Chlncso Joint unit then drnvo to Wall stie-ct beforo getting out him self. Tho trio of colored peoplo Impli cated lamo to Salt Lake about ten days ago. The captives will bo brought back to the city today. THE NEGRO ARRESTED. About 6 o'clock last evening Detective Pender, Chief Drowning nnd Olllcer Hiitehlns locuted the negro In a housu on Wall avenue, lie was taken to the station, but no money wns found nn him, and ho absolutely refused to tnlk Ho gave tho nanio of Owen, Tho olll cers had discovered, however, cvldenio that seems cnncluslvo In their eyes that they have Iho man who robbed tho miner nt Salt Lake They have learned that he attempted to change a J 100 bill at tho piwnshop of Sam Drnzdowltz. Elivcn of these bills were t.akon fiom tho miner nt Salt Liku. Tho police feel confident that tlicy will jet discover tho money. POLYGAMY CONDEMNED. V. A. It. Concress Futs Itself Upon Hecotd. Washington, Feb. 2J Tho 1). A R congress tonight put Itself an rccoiil ngainst the pructlce of poljg.amy. A letter was read from the platform em bodying a icqucst for Information from a Spirit of Liberty chapter of Utnb, im to whether It should admit to memhei shlp those who practice believe In or condnne polgnmy. So mini) members desired to speak on the tuh t nnd woie rlimnrlng for iccognltlon that li wns illflhult to preserve older Thn debato closed with tho ndoptlon of a resolution offered by Mis wiles r,f Chicago, declnrlnp It to bo the rense of the congiesH that poljgamy bo condemned. MILLS DON'T LIKE IT. Ex-Canadlan Minister of Justice Ob jects to Monroe Doctrine. London, I eb !S-Dnvll Mills In nn ar ticle In the March number nf the Lniplre Review, written whlln he wis l niii'lm Minister of Justice, hltterlv nst alls Presi dent Roosevelt s and Senator Lodge's In terpretation of Monroeism He declares that the United Slates are so lone, en. umoured of their own political Institti. tlons and so devoted lo self woihlp th it they think no others nic deserving of nidation ' Mr Mills maintains Ihnt It would to tho State of Maine commercial ad. vantage to enter the Canadian Fed-ra lion nnd sa)s "Aipeilei his nn more rlklu to dictate to South and luitral America than lo Canada In coneluelnn Mr .Mills quotes tho United Stales reply to the Herbaiy Slates "We prefer win to tribute mil. ing -The United States must not be sur prised when Ihe occasion arises It she receives from European stntesinn an an swer nut unlike lhat she gave to the Ho of Aiders II la certain that a similar conclusion will be reached by Europe whenever attempt la madn lo enrorco against any great European power so de grading a species of vassalage as that embraced by tlio modern Monroe doctrine," Sun the "la "'"' t'll HlH AlvnaifS Boiljhl rJR You Could Look H U.JLL Into the future audKetbccoDdltlou to which our couch, It ucRtccted, H will brine jon. jou would nL relief at 1 once snd tliat naturally would Le througU H Shiloh's Consumption H frf 4 4 Guaranteed to cure Con- I yllrfi sumption, Uronchltls, v-t- Asthma, and all tung 1 Troubles. 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