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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, March 04, 1901, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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'ei. ttlsy Inaoaurated
President a Socond Hi.
Host ElataiB Ceremony
Ever Ssen at Miiieo.
The Country Will Again
a Vice President.
Parade Was Largely of a Mil
itary Character.
Decorations Were Profuse
Unusually Attractive.
TVashincton. March 4. President Mc
Kinley at 1:17 p. in., was sworn :n ti
i.-t 1 himself as chief magistrate on
a hart!sninely dee-orated stand at the
east front of "the capitol in the presence
of a. surging multitude.
Washincton. March' 4. William Mc
Kinley of Ohio today was i'l ducted into
the pi "e-sidentiai ofhi e. being th eighth
- iii th.- Illustrious line of presidents of the
United States thus honoio.i by the
American people virh a second and oor.-s-cutive
t-rm. Simultaneously T'eo
liorf Jtous-v-lt of New York 'Mam? vice
1 it-sid-nt cf the rnited States. The eer-
niionv that marked this second assunrp- i
ti-n by President McKinley of the cares
of state was most impressive and full of
suggestion of the development of the
l;-publtr during the past four years.
Kvery presidential inauguration in re
cent years has had its parE.de. always
refutable in size in vaiiety. and usually
having some distinctive features. That
u hicii follows d i'resi lent McKinley to
day on his return from the capltol to
the White House, and passed in re iew
there before him. was different from all
its predecessors in the majestic predom
inance of the military feature. The civil
contingent was quite up to the average
in point of numbers: yet by actual count
mad-1 "by the marshals the men in sol
dierly unifoims outnumbered the civil
ians in line by more than three to one.
In the set i ted rar.ks of blue were many
soldiers who had carried the country s j
11. ig lai out into me h urni huu oau
wasii a war which wis all in the future
when the last inaugural procession
marched along Pennsylvania avenue.
With the younger veterans and in the
place of honor, as the presio-tu's escort,
marched another contingent made up
entirely of soldiers of the civil war, all
pray haired and showing in gait ana
bent forms maiks of the passag
ot- i
years ami of the lingering effects of the
reat balth s and campaigns in the most
stupendous struggle that the worid has
seen, and it was an easy propneoy to ob
serve that never again would they be
able to make as brave and numerous a
showing in their effort to escort a presi
dent on the occeasion of his accession
to ofliee. At their head, to quicken their
t-'t'p. marched the rough rider band. sug
gestive of the extraordinary organiza
tion which marker! one of the most in
spiring chapters in the history of the
volunteer armies of the I'niied States. .
For the first time in a quarter of a
century the president rode from the
White House to the capitol without a
successor beside him in hie carriage.
I'rrant was the last of the Presidents of
the United States up to this time to
occupy a similar position. President
McKinley had for his companions in his
arriag- members of the committee
specially chosen by congress to take
charge of the inauguration, headed by
Senator Mark Hanna. himself a national
To- nations of the world, great and
rnmll paid their tribute to the president
in atlerdanee at the ceremonies at tne.
capitol and in reviewing the great pa
rade. The American navy which has so dis-tinriiisl--I
itself it! hie past four years
was represents d in the ceremonies more
T'umerously than ever before.' Half a
doz-n war ships that have been assem
bled or, the Potomac since the days of
the civil war contributed through their
sailors and rv.iip.s ore of the most
unique and enjoyable features of the
ceremony, inarc hing over a thmisatd
Strorg. Down on the watr front, lcy
m. mred the famous eld flagship Hart-
fort, inspiring stirring recollections
the fierce navaj combats of the civil
war: while at tf, navy yard fioaud the
, Kill" d JUble-turreted monitor Purita.i.
symbolic of later day warfare. Further
down the Potomac lay other" vessel r
tillable to get up the river to Washing
ton, but whose crews swelled the list of
The states of the Uni ,n rendered their
homage to the president, and dernon-ii:at-l
that no party feeling dominated
touay's g-eat evi nt. by the attendance
of m g. ,i t mors !ep;eertit!g north,
youth and west, most of them accom
panied by rumernus staffs.
lov. odei: of New York;
ot Illinois: tjnv. Bliss of Michigan
Gov. Van Sandt of Mirnisoia: tlov.
pit-hard of Wyotiiinj: Gov. Stone of
l-r.n-ylveria: Gov. Deitrich of Mer.r."
lou a : J.w. Crane ..t
.Viassaetiustts: c;ov. McMillin of Ten
nesser; Umv. 1 lockery of Missouri: Gov.
liars. es of Oklahoma: ' Gov. Smith o
iuryland: Gov. Ioneino of Mississippi;
ii.v.McUan of Connecticut; Gov.Hear 'i
of Louisiana.
Tl.-a:zh worn and weary, the legisla
ture branch of the government execu
ted Hi part in the days eeremoi:ies.
The c-rm- us h. tan to gather on the
Ftr-ets early with 1 pe that the clav
would be better than the I, aden ski"
early pr. mised. l-.y 7 o'cI,K-k they gov
ernment de-iartrntnts that had be-.i
tui-.ird tfniporai ilv into barracks f. r
visitin? troops, began to give up thi
occuparts who streamed toward Pen.i
rvivania avenue from all directions. The
L.'tsl trcwujj bcgiia to appear about &a
1 1 1 O i I Ln I lMm lliUl
hour later, while the railroad depots
contributed a steady but ever increa-;-irg
stream of tourists to the crowds al
ready present. Military and civic or
ganizations that had been delayed en
route poured in "With increasing rapid
ity. The sounds of bands filled the air, r.5
troops, company and marching clubs,
one after the other swung into Penn
sylvar.ia avenue at quick step, hurryitig
to the quarters in hope of a hasty
breakfast before setting out for their
rendezvous whence they were to fall in
line for the big parade.
The livery stables of the city were
taxed to their utmost capacity in hous
ing mounts for the hundreds if aides
and staff officers. Before 9 o'clock theri
was a crush on the car lines and soon
every car was so crowded that passen
gers finally mounted to the roofs.
Preparations for -holding back th3
crowd from the line of march along tlie
avenue had been going on for sever il
weeks in the sinking of heavy iron socle
ets in the sidewalk at short interva's,
all along Pennsylvania avenue. Early
in the morning a gar.g of workmra
strated from the foot of the capitol wiih
a wagon l(.ad uf heavy iron posts and
big reels or wire cable with which they
made what it was hoped would prov
an impiegnable barrier against the
crowds surging out on the avenue and
spoiling the formation of the troops as
at some earlier inaugurations. Py 11 a.
rn., this hastily constructed fence was
in place all along the line of parade,
with breaks or.ly at the street crossings
which were left open till 1 o'clock, when
access to the avenue was deried. Soon
after 9 o'clock the big stands along tb.2
lines of march began to fill up.
Along the court of honor and in is
immediate vicinity many of the review
ing stands were carried clear across the
side streets, w ith only a narrow" passage
way beneath them connecting with the
avenue. Further down town hrv.ever,
the cross streets abutting or. Pennsyl
vania formed a vantage point for spec
ulators in small temporary stands of
their own construction. Everything
i torn soap Duxes to Hour barrels we;e
brought into requisition and standing
room on these frail structures was soon
at a premium of something like 5t cenn
per foothold. Eaaly in the morning
several unusually thrifty colored team
sters .with a scute of wagons appeared
on side streets just off Pennsylvania av
enue with elevated tiers of seats rising
above the wagon bed, capable of accom
modating from ten to twenty people
each. These stats were auctioned oif.
xne prices ot winnow stats in the houses
and stores along the liae of maren
reached an almost fabulous rate within,
the past week. It is reported that one
wealthy man paid jr,oO for ore single
room in a hotel rear Pennsylvania ave
nue and P'ifteenth street while ordina.-y
stc-ond sti ry windows have been reg
ularly held at from $25 to $o( and sim;ie
chaiis in store windows at from $5 up.
As the hour fixed for the departure
of the escorting column from the White
House approached the scenes on the
street beameif possible still livelier. The
avenue which had been covered early
with a thin and treacherous glaze of
moist mud had dried up to a point where
even the novice felt safe on his horse.
; With that precision known tmly to
Fnoie Sam's regular soldiers and sailors,
the crowds on the avenue were steadily
pressed back by the lines of blue, which
were making ready to build up the
escorting column. The soldiers stood at
ease, leaning on their rifles, and stretch
ed in a pretty close formation from the
White House down the avenue " to
Eleventh street. Overcoats were the or
der of the day. This detracted some
what from the brilliancy of the display
that would have been afforded bv full
dress, but having in mind the long wait
i tnat tne regulars nave to submit to
while the ceremonies are goirg on at the
capitol, the officers leaned toward the
silie of safety. Soon after 10 o'clock the
street cars were stopped: the scattering
groups of soldiers along the curbssprang
forward at the sharp word of command
and lined up company front, waiting to
tatte tneir piae-es ;n line ana all was
ready for the start to the aoitol.
The splendid avenue looked in better
condition for a great parade. The en
tire route lined with human laces Was a
sea of colors. The national colors were
everywhere. At the instance of the dec
orations committee. the householders
along the line of march had avoided all
cheap decorations and gave the prefer
ence to the red, white and blue at all
points. What might have been an over
plus of color, was fortunately tempered
by a soft and almost imperceptible haze,
a precursor of spring in this climate.
The White House was astir early this
morning. Although the messengers
from the capitol kept the president well
supplied with bills for his consideration
until late in the night, it was fully a
half heur earlier than usual when break
fast was served. Up to 10 o'clock the
admiral of the navy was the only caller
that the president saw and their confer
ence was quite brief. All of tho details
in connection with the departure of the
president for the capitol had been fully
arranged by Mr. Cortefy-ou. the presi
dent's secretary, so that little remained
to be done except to se-e to the execu-
tion of his orders. Several members of
the cabinet called later in the morning
to look over any bills that had come
from congress.
It was a few minutes after 10 o'clock
i when troop A. of Cleveland, i0 men.
commanded by t apt. Punts, superbly
mounted, tiled into the White House
grounds, through the east gate and took
up position facing the fremt of the man
sion. Veterans of the civil war and the
tirst division of the military grand divi
sion whie-h formed the escort under the
command of the grand marshal, had
formed on the avenue facing "The man
sion. The rough rider band in their
khaki uniforms was also in position
some time before the hour ffir starting.
The vie-e president-elect was out early
cm the steps fif the Crtwles residence,
where he had spent the ni.-ht. iookins
Thre w ei": at l"e weather ana hatting with s;-v-Gw.
Yates 1 ral friends from about the neighbor
hood. He was bareheaded and wore in
his buttonhole a "Reoseveit" carnation,
one of a new crimson variety that has
recently been named in his honor. Mr.
Riwsevelt early this morning was the
recipient -cf an extremely handsome
floral piece from Capt. Wm. Fiarmagan.
late of his staff in New York. It was a
basket of orchids, roses and carnations,
each liower set in a separate tiny silver
trumpet full of water.
A littie before 10 o'clock Senator
Ppixner. of Wisconsin, a member of the
joint congressional committee arrived.
Soon after squadron A. of New York,
brilliant in their Hungarian uniform of
light blue ard yellow, clattered up at a
trot and swung into position, squadron
front, opposite the Cowles residence. A
little later Representative Dalzell, of
Perir sy Ivania arrived, and the party en
tered the carriages waiting for them and
moved off at a sharp pace for the cap
itol. ilri P.oo'cvelt, Mr. Kcosevelt's two
sisters and the six children followed soon
after in Separate carriages, going to the
senate wing of the capitol where from
the private gallery they witnessed the
swearing in of the new vice president.
It was just 10:30 o'cloelt when the
president entered the White House car
riage which was drawn by four superbly
groomed horses belonging to the execu
tive stables. With him in the carriage
wera Senator Hanna, Representatives
McRae and Cannon. Secretary Ceirtel
you and the members of the cabinet took
their places in their own carriage and
with a trumpet blast the procession
started. In one of the carriages Admiral
LVwey and General Miles were seated
together. They were in full dress uni
form. The carriages left the grounds
by the east gate and turned west up
Pennsylvania avenue to reach the real
of the escorting column, and then coun
termarched, passing the White Heiuse
again at 10:50 o'clock. Grand Marshal
Greene and staff were at the head of the
A body of picked policemen, handsome
ly mounted, cleared the way for the
escorting column as it swept into Penn
sylvania avenue. A military band from
Governor's Island, New York, had the
honor of furnishing the music for the
tirst detachment.
The staff were very numerous aciel
made a splendid appearance in full dress
unifeirms. representing every brane-h of
the military service. After quite a
breneh in the line enme the old veterans
! of the civil war, headel by General
Daniel E. Sickles, sitting on nis charger
in magnificent style, notwithstanding
the absence of the leg he left on the field
of Gettysburg. Two bands supplied
stirring music for the old veterans. The
right of line was the Union eteran
Prion, followed by
the Union Veteran
Legion and they in turn by the grizzly
dd veterans of the Grand Army of the I
Republic. The contingent was led by the j
famous rough rider band, made up of ;
the men who formed part of Roosevelt's ;
command. j
The band itself was a notable feature '
of the parade, most of the men being of !
almost gigantic stature and being clad in
khaki. There were, according to calcula
tions, more than a thousand of the O.
A. It. and kindred veteran organizations
in line. Some of them w-ere uniformed,
almost as in the days of the civil war;
others wore nothing military but a
slouch hat and very many marched
along in their every day raiment.
A notable feature in this section of
the column was a colored contingent
composed of a few score of the negroes,
w ho had served their country during the
civil war.
Squadron A of Ohio, resplendent in
black and yellow uniforms, white gaunt
lets ami the red-topped chapeaus. fol
lowed as a personal guard of honor to
the president. Immediately behind the I
Ohie squadron cams the carriage of
President McKinley.
The progress of the carriage was
marked by a continuous roar of ap
plause, men cheering and women wav
ing their handkerchiefs and clapping
their hands as the magnificent equipage
with its sable eourseurs rotle down the
avenue at a foot pace. The president
was in high spirits and bowed, from right
to left to the cheering crowds as he
journeyed to the capitol anc: was hatless I
most of the ; time. Senator Hanna at
tracted much attention as he sat beside
the president.
Following this came the carriages con
taining the members of the cabinet and
the committees of the two houses of
congres?. Then came Admiral Dewey
and General Miles with their aides and
in full uniforms, seated side by side in
a splendidly hotsed carriage. Much en
thusiasm was developed as the leaders'
of the land and sea passed along the
avenue. Hut a great shout went up as
the gray uniforms of the Westpoint -a-elets
came in sight. Right in their foot
steps came the middies from Annapolis.
Beith of the e-adet corps had cast off
their overcoats and in their spick and
span tight tit tins ilress coats of gray
and navy blue made an admirable con
trast to the more heavily clad regulars
who now began to march aleir.g.
The Eleventh infantry had the right
of line for the regulars; a corps of vet
erans themselves with white gloves
closely buttoned blue overcoats and
khaki leggings.
With red lined capes tossed back
across their shouldeis. the Third regular
Urited States artillery stepped along.
company front, giving a glorious dash
of color to the scene. There was a lull
regiment of this command.
Now came one e.f the most notable
and impressive features ejf the whole
day's ceremony. Like veterans at the
word of ceimmmand.thePortoRican bak
talien swung into the iine of march.
They had beer resting on Pennsylvania
avenue near Kleverth street and as the
red-coated artillerymen passed them,
they wheeled with beautiful precision
into their place without causing a sec
ond's delay in the marching line.
The crowd sent up a mighty cheer as
thes? soldiers, the infants of the United
States army stepped briskly along,
sh.-.wing their pride and pleasure by
smiling faces.
Following the Porto Ricans came a
regiment of United Slates marines.
Their brass tipped helmets alone serveei
to distinguish them from the red-topped
artillery regimert ti 3t had passed but
a few moments before. They were re
ceived with cheers by the watching
Following the marine's came their
brothel's in the naval service blue jack
ets with, their flat-topped caps, brown
leggings and baggy blue shirts. Com
mander Belknap of the navy headed
this detachment which consisted of
three battalions from the United States
warships Dixie. Toueka. Puritan. Dol
phin. Sylph, Lancaster and Hartford,
all of which were lying in the Potomac
just beleuv Washington in honor of th-j
inaugural ceremonies. The Jackies pass-
eu un.iu cneers ii om uie watcnii.g j
i.too.-Mien nou eie ioooweo uj a iig.it j
battery of field artillery commanded 1
Capt. Parkhuist, X. . S. A.. Then th?
United States cavalry squadron move i
forward with sabres flashing. Follow
ing the cavalry, came a detachment of
the hospital corps with stretchers and
At this moment there was a clatter of
hoofs up the avenue and two carriages
drove rapidly down the line passing tne
procession as though it were standir.jj
still. They contained Mrs. McKinley
and her guests, escorted by Adjutant
General Corbin on their way to the cap
itol. The crowd quie kly recognized Mis.
MeKinley and her eiai riage was cheer
ed continuously as it dashed down the
line.. Mrs. McKinley's guests were Miss
Helen McKirley, M:. Duncan. Mr. acd
Mrs. Abr.er McKinley. Dr. and Mr.?.
Hacr. Mr. Marshall Barber. Mr. George
Barber. Mr. Benjamin McKinlev ard
son. and Mr. and Mrs. Nash of .e.
The second brigade following the reg
ulars corsisted of the District National
guard commanded by Brigadier Gen
eral George H. Harries, who brought up
the rear. It was 11:40 when the presi
dent reached the capitol. Mr. McKin
ley was conducted to the president's
room where he was immediately joined
by the joint committee. The admiral of
tContinuod oa Sixth Page.)
Mr. Warner Satisfied With the
Election Prospect.
A. 31. Fniler Also
cusses Situation.
Have Had Time to Think Orer
the Question.
Some Opinions About the Out
look For the triniary.
There is one week more of the
campaign. The primary will be
next Saturday.
Mr. Warner said today of the situa
tion: "I am very well satisfied with the
prospect. I have never had any- doubt
about my nomination but my conviction
has been strengthened. I have no crit
icism for the people who have opposed
my nomination for I believe they were
actuated by honorable motives and I
know that the mass of then hai)e had
j nothing to do with the defamatory re-
It is not necessary for Topefca to elect a Mayor as an ex
periment. FakhooJ and slanders are the last resort of a poor cause in a
. political campaign.
The candidate who does rot fear to have the lime light of
pufclic opinion turned on his record, is the only safe one to select
for Mayor of Topefca.
Vhen it is necessary for the supporters of a candidate to
apologize for him, is it not safer to vote for the man for whom
no apo'ogies are necessary ?
There are two candidates for Mayor. One has always fceen
progressive, conservative, and consistent. The other has been
vacillating', uncertain, and undecided. Which one is the safer
. man for Mayor?
If a man could not discover in four months that a saloon
was being operated in his own (or his wife's) building, how
long would it take htm to discover that saloons were being run
in other people's buildin gs ?
"CoW Hughes' right-hand-man in the campaign his man
ager is A. D. Bauer. Last fall Bauer was secretary of the
Shawnee Athletic Association, a big drinking club located in the
Jockheck building and equipped with a bar. Has he also ex
perienced a "change of heart"?
ports that have rjten circulated. I felt
that when they understood the facts that
they would at least do me; justice and
I believe they will. That is why I have
not considered it necessary to deny the j
cnarges and reports that have been cir
culated. I am sorry that tros campaign
could not have been made without it be
ing thought necessary to make appeals
to prejuuice.
' i have but one object in my public
course and that Is to do what is best
feir the city. The interests of Topeka
are dear to me and I do not want to do
a thing that would be a bar to progress.
I have no axes to grind and no personal
interests to subserve. 1 am for Topeka
first and last."
Capt. .A. M. Fuller said today: 'I
have no doubt about the result. Mr.
Warner will win easily or I am no
judge. An effort was made to prejudice
the women against Mr. Wainer but they
now understand Where he stands and
that a elever attempt was made to mis
lead them. You can always depend upon
the women to do what they believe to
be right and to vote for the best man
and that is why they will vote for Ir.
T. F. Doran said today: "Things sure
ly look encouraging for Mr. Warner. The
slanders and personal abuse are react
ing upon the authors. JJr. Warner's
e-haracter is above reproach and the peo
ple understand it and won't be hum
bugged." Charles GilfUlan said: "I went
through the Santa Fe shops Saturday
and 1 was surprised to find that Mr.
Wrarner has such strength. You can not
fool the shop men. They usually know
who are. the best men and abuse does
not change them."
The friends of good government and
clean men must not go to sleep. Every
thing possible is beir.g done to prejudice
the people against Mr. Warner for only
by that means can they hope to win
calmness and deliberation Will justify
every voter for Mr. Warner. He repre
sents the progressive business interests
cf the city.
Campaign Boomer Was Secretary of
- Drinkins Club
That the la w arid order cause is again
being betrayed is evident.
The active Hughes manager is A. D.
Bauer. Last summer a drinking re
sorc was started in the Jockheck build
ing between Fifth street and Sixth ave-
i that -
f is a Member in good standing cf the S. A. A.
'( 'i' rjS1 v:-.- President.
r.ue on Kansas avenue. The place was
equipped witn a fine bar, and Wm
Kiley was bartender. It wai organized
under the name "Shawnee Athletic
club," and the secreta:ry and promoter
was A. D. Bauer. Is it any wonder that
he is doing all he can to force the nomi
nation of Hughes for mayor of To-
peka? , I
Bud Taylor Kills His Sweet
heart in Kansas City.
Kansas City, March 4. Hiding behind
the curtains of an open w indow, John
("Bud") Taylor, a professional baseball
player, well known in this city, Satur
day afternoon shot down with a rifle
Miss Ruth Nollard, a 21-year-old wo
man. She died soon after being re
moved to her home at 911 Penn street.
Taylor laid his plans deliberately to kill
her. Thursday he rented a room at 410V4
West Ninth street. He knew she would
pass along the street sooner or later,
and he calmly bided his time. In his
hands was a Marlin repeating rifle of 44
calibre, and hour after hour he sat there
at the window waiting. Accompanied by
her sister. Miss Louise Nollard, the
doomed girl started walking eastward
on Wrest Ninth street. As the two girls
reared the corner of Broadway and
Ninth street, walking on t-hi south side
of the street, suddenly three shots rang
out, and Ruth fell to the ground; two
bullets had passed through her body.
Fire Department Makes a Bun Far
Beyond City Limits.
The fire department was called Sat
urday few a fire three blocks southeast
of the city limits.
The alarm was received by telephone
and was badly mixed. When the de
partment reached the end of the water
service Chief Wrilmarth ordered the
chemical engine from headquarters to
go on to the fire which was supposed to
be in the Crittenden home. The fire was
in a barn belonging to W. E. Anderson
and worth perhaps $200 with $lf0 in
surance. When the chemical engine
struck the muddy country roads it was
more than the two horses could do to
pull the heavy apparatus through the
mud. A farmer unhitched his team
frtm his wagon and put his horses em
the engine. The four horses pulled the
engine to the fire and back to the pave
ments. The order was given for th"
chemical engine to go on as the alarm
was given that the fire was in the home
in the old Quinton homestea'el. The fire
was thought to be of Incendiary origin.
Yesterday afterr.oon the department
was called to Second and Buchanan
streets for a prairie fire.
Slowly Recovering From Injuries Re
ceived in a Runaway. .
The condition cf Mrs. J. 'Vy. Hart, who
was seriously hurt in a runaway last
Fliday, is much improved. 'Mrs. ,J. M.
Hart and Mrs. J.' F. Hill, wife (Rep
resentative Hill of Russell county, were
returning home from a viisit to the
Crittenden home .in Quinton Heights,
and the horse they were driving became
frightened at something as they were
coming down the hill near Baughman's
ice house. The animal could not 1h;
managed and in the ruraway Mrs.
Hart was seriously injured and nar
reiwly escaped de;ath. She is at her home.
21 Wert Eighth street, suffering much
pair. Her condition today is improved,
but it will be a Ions time before she
entirely recovers.
Mrs. Hill ;umped before the buggy
overturned and received only a slight
wrist spiain.
properly sigqed, certifies
Secretary .
Houses Sat i
Hit in
no Effort
To Clean Up tin Business of
tlie Session.
River and Harbor Bill Ki'led
by Senator Carter.
World's Tair Bill Gets
Through by Close Shave.
St. Louis Will Get the $5,
000,000 Asked For.
Washington, March 4. From 10:30
o'clock last night the senate remained
in continuous session and worked to
clear up the necessary legislation.whie-h
had to reach the president for his sig
nature before adjournment. The must
interesting feature of the session was
the action upon the sundry civil appro
priation bill when early this morning the
senate receded from its amendment pro
viding for three expositions giving $".
000,000 to St, Louis, $500,000 to Buffalo
and $230,000 to Charleston, S., C. With
out division the motion, of Senator Al lison
to recede was agreed to. It was
the last remaining item in the bill in
disagreement and it meant that all dan
ger of an extra session was over.
The action, of the senate on the sun
dry civil bill was followed by the sen
ate receding' from the Charleston
amendment to the St. Louis exposition
bill which had passed the house as a
separate measure. This action passed
the bill appropriating $5,000,000 fer St.
Louis. It was an interesting occasion.
Senator Vest of Missouri made the mo
tion. Though suffering from ill-health,
he remained in the senate all night to
battle for this exposition bill. He made
an appeal to the senate to pass the bill
r.ow as a simple act of justice to At.
Louis saying that with the utmost
kindness toward Charleston, it was not
fair to make St. Louis suffer because
the house would not make an appropri
ation for the exposition in South Caro
lina. Senator Tillman, who had made n
hard fight for Charleston made a speech
showing deep, feeling. He said the leg
islation which had paved the way for
the St. Louis appropriation was placed
in a bill last year as were the amenel
ments from which the senate had re
cedeiP in tfce sundry civil bill. The
watch dogs of- the house of representa
tives had now pounced upon this pro
position and defeated it. Congress, lie
said, had appropriated $11,000,000 for
expositions and now it was proposed to
give $5,000,000 more. His state, Soutii
Carolina, was regarded as an outcast,
a disinherited dog. He would leave it
to the senate whether it was just, fair
and right to give to St. Louis $5,000,000
and deny Charleston a small $250,000.
Mr. Lodge thought that Charleston,
ougnt to be treated equally with St.
Louis .and he with Mr. Depew, was
among the ten senators who voted
against the motion of "Mr. Vest.
During the night Mr. Pettigrew crea
ted something of a sensation by assert
ing that the bill passed yesterday for
ployes had been lost or stolen after it
was enrolled anc! signed by the speaker.
Mr. Pettigrew sai i that if it was lost
"it was lost on purpose." It was sub
sequently learned that the bill had been
found in a drawer of a desH in the
house enrolling room and it
brought tx the senate.
The persistence of Mr. Butler (N. C.)
was rewarded during the morning by the
passage of a bill appropriating $,000 for
damages done during the civil war to St.
John's Masonic lofige at Newbern, N. C.
He has been fighting for the bill during
the entire session.
Mr. Frye, president pro tem., said he
had received a telegram from the lieu
tenant governor of Montana, which he
thought should be read, and directed the
clerk to read it. The lieutenant governor
stated that a3 the presiding officer of the
joint legislative convention of Montana
he wanted to emphatically say that the
election of Wm. A. Clark as senator from
Montana was the culmination of the ex
pressed wish of the people of that state,
and that protests against Mr. Clark
should not be heeded by the United
States senate.
Mr. Clark Iratf been an issue in the
campaign, and his success before the
people and in the legislature was a vin
dication of his character.
Mr. Jones (Ark.) read a telegram from
J. S. McNeil saying that H. R. Knapp,
who files a protest against Senator
Clark, was rot a resident of Montana.
Pending the final agreement on the
sundry civil bill, Mr. Pettigrew (S. D.)
read from the Congressional Record the
remarks of Mr. Hull of Iowa, made in
the house a few days ago, when the Iowa
gentle-.man acknowledged he was con
nected with the Philippine Develop
ment company. Mr. Pettigrew severely
criticized Mr. Hull and denoune'ed gen
eraly the condition in the Philippines.
He charged the minority in the senate
with being influenced by pending legis
lation which they feared might be de
feated. He said the sundry civil bill
ought to fail, the rier and harbor bill
as well.' He denounced the latter meas
ure as a "job." While there were some
meritorious features in the bill, he said
it was worse than the subsidy bill.
, Mr. Pettigrcw's remarks brought Mr.
Tillman to his feet with an emphatic
denial that he had been Influenced by
any pending legislation. He branded as
a lie the statement that had been circu
lated to the effect he had been won on
.account of the Charleston appropriation.
He believed nothing would be gained, in
fiiibtisteiing against tr?e Philippine !
Isiatlon, as worse would .haw e suited
J i 4 r
in an extra session.
Throughout the night there wa-i a 1 '.' -and
determined effort to defeat the riv
and harbor bill, led by Senator Carter o "
Montana. When Mr. Nelson present, i
the first conference report, all but ti e
items for three reservoirs in Wyonin
and South Dakota and the Brazos o,
Texas, appropriation of $ri'XUuo, h.i-1
been adjusted.
After Senator Carter had talked for
four hours on the bill it was sent !
to conference. Before it was a . n
brought in other matters had i.
cleared away and tlie fight began in
earnest. .
: Upon , the second report Mr. Nelson
announced that unless the -nate ro-l-etl
the bill would fail and he moved in..'
the senate reeede. Upon tiiis motion.
Messrs. Warren, Hansbrough. Steevari,
Mason and Wellington made speeches
Then at 6:35 a. m. Mr. Uar'er took the
floor. He said that impelled by a s!i'ie;
sense of duty he feit ha should do ail h-s
could to defeat the bill.
"When I examined this bill thw moan
ing." said Mr. Carter. "I lH-iin amaze 1
at the stupendous character of it. eiiiiv
ing, $50,0u0,00 of the. people's money ae.I
so much of this sum for places tiie. t
should not receive it."
Then he added impressively: ' "T'ro-t
bill wdll not pass unless my strongi'i
fails before 12 o'clock; and I am iu a.
pretty fair state of health."
He then began speaking w ith delibera
tion, referring to Hawaii public land-',
reading from the report on I he river ail
harbor bill and commeni ins upon it. '1 ! ,
other senators stood about -in groups,
the chairs were mostly empty and tin
senate in the gray dawn of morning
presented a rather desolate appearance.
After Mr. Carter had been talking for
about an hour and a half. Mi. Pettus in
terrupted to condemn the course of r.
Mr. Carter blandly replied by assert hit;
that the Alabama senator could not de
fend the appropriation for Trinity riw r
in Alabama.
Mr. Pettus vigorously asserted that h
was not expressing his opinion of the
bill, but he did have a very "decided
opinion of a senator who would bold no
the senate in this way on a day wh n
we are to inaugurate a president of th
United States."
Mr. Carter smiling said he would .
glad to take a rcess ami let the river
and harbor bill go over to a session
when there was no inauguration eere
meny. At 8:10 there were about a dozen sen
ators in the chamber when Mi. Well
ington raised the point of no quorum.
The roll call brought in thi: t y sena tor s.
The sergeant-at-arms was directed o.
secure the attendance of absentees. This
call suspended all business feir an in definite
time, the attendants taking ad
vantage of the opportunity to gather ur
the masses of waste paper which h id
accumulated on the floor through tie
long session and put the extra chairs in
place for the distinguished guests ex
pected later in the day.
At five minutes of nine anil w ith only
eight senators in the chamber Mr. Pen i
grew moved to adjourn, but Mr. Caitr
opposed the motion, saying lit; desired
to finish his speech. ,
The forenoon was spent by Mtssis.
Carter and Wellington in talking th-
river and -harlor bill to death. Tie .'
succeeded in this. At nntn Mr. J,de-
(Ark.) mejved a resolution of thanks Pi
President: Frye for his impartial ai d
courteus course as presiding officer. Mi.
Frye acknowledged the compliment in .t
few words. The senate clock w is
moved back for these formalities The
vice president-elect was sworn after VI.
House Votes Against Commission to
Visit Island Possessions.
Washington, March 4, Very little in
terest attaches to the proceedings of the
house after midnight. Most of the time
was consumed in rei esses, these being
taken at frequent intervals in anticipa
tion of confer enee reports on appropr ia -tion
bills. The bill carrying appropria
tions for the, postal service was finally
passed shortly after midnight and in the
small hours of the morning the sundry
civil bill was finally acted upon. Tbii
left but oner of the big supply measure-:
the river and harbor slid unacted
vipon. a.nc! the hope that an agreement,
of the conferees might be announce, (
kept many of the niemiirrs present until
shortly before 7 o'clock, at which time a
recess was taken until half past S.
There wet- few incidents to relieve 11m
dull monotony while waiting for the
conference reports. Soon after midnight
the crowds in the galler ies thinned out.
and not more than a dozen persons w-r"
in evidence during the small hours in the
morning. The members, too. growing
weary gradually began to leave for their
homes, so that when 7 o'clock came
;' ",: .";:;
J. Olg me in soutuwese aioi,mo,o
shortly after midnight which Imrnoi for'
an hour, served as a "diversion for a
time, and Speaker Henderson vrm
among those who crowded the Tioue
portico to watch it. A general air of
good fellowship prevailed. Many joke
were cracked, stories told arid some ludi
crous parliamentary inqujr.es an 1
points of order made. There were no
attempts at extended speech making,
although several members sought l i
make brief remarks. Among these wa
Mr. Otey (Va.), who entertained th
house in his inimitable way.
Mr. Bartholdt (Mo.) was given one
minute to make a speech In which
extended a cordial invitation to th-.
speaker and the members of th house
to visit the St. Louis exposition iT pi':..
The most important action taken bv
the house after midnight aside from
that on the appropriation bills was tn
defeat of the resolution reported by the
rules committee for he desU'n.non of a
subcommittee of the insular affair com
mittee of the house to visit Porto Rico,
Cuba and the Philippines to miike a re
port on the conditions existing- in fuse
islands. The resolution su!Teri-l defeat
by the decisive vote of 1:" to Si.
A bill was passed making Lowlltow n,
Maine, a sub-port of entry.
The house adjourned si le die at. n"oo.
Its easing hours were passed largely n
recrss and in waiting for' adojurnrc io .
A resolution of thanks to Speaker li. i-derson-
for his impartial and able ni
ministration of bis office, was offered by
Representative Richard-'un. the nii.ioi -ity
leader, unanimously adopt' 1 and fit
tingly acknowledged by the speaker.
Free Employment Law.
The bill to establish free eniploynv nt
agencies in cities of the tirst and s "
orid class will become a l.tw as the
house corcurreip in tne senate amtiid
ments. The agencies are to be in con
trd of an officer appointed by the gov
ernor at a snlary of $1.20 per year, wiih
$."') for oflfcce expenses.
The bill makes it mandatory to es
tablish free employment: aiee-ncies In
cities of the fust class, but haves tip
matter optional in second oluss ii:;.s.
Tin 'members from second cines ii.--
re-!d the bill up until the oU-ee.,l i
was in.

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