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DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAU
CUS DECIDES AGAINST TWO
TAKE POSITIVE GROUNDS
All the Speakers Emphatically Pro-
test Against Putting Statehood
on Any Appropriation Measure as a
RiderOne Senator States Reason
for the Action of the Democrats on
the Compromise Submitted.
Washington, Feb. 25.The Demo
cratic senatorial caucas during the day
rejected the two-state proposition for
the admission of new states, submit
ted by the Republicans. The matter
of further negotiations was left with
the Democratic members of the com
mittee on postoffices, which has
charge of the appropriation bill with
the statehood rider. It has been
agreed, however, to withdraw the rid
er. The Democrats will not accept
anything on a basis of two states.
All the speakers in the caucus took
positive grounds against the compro
mise proposition and several of them
spoke emphatically against the propo
sition to put the ^statehood bill on any
of the appropriation bills as a rider.
At the same time, they favored plac
ing the iuture course of the party in
reference to the bill as such and also
a rider In the hands of the Democratic
members of the committee on post-
Democratic Position Stated.
A Democratic senator who is a mem
ber of the committee on territories,
gave out the following for publicity:
"The Democratic caucus rejected
the proposed compromise statehood
bill for the following reasons: When
Arizona and New ?Texico
territories their institutions were es
tablished for ultimate statehood pur
poses, and the expectations of the peo
ple have been to that end ever since.
It would be unjust to discriminate.
"The proposed state would be as
large as Texas, and Texas is too large
for convenient government. The peo
ple of Arizona are opposed to consoli
dation with New Mexico.
"The provisions in the consolidation
bill for ultimate separate statehood
are a snare The question of separa
tion into two slates must be submit
ted to the voters of the entire state
and experience has taught that after
the interests of any area have been
consolidated as a single state a ma
jority cannot be secured.
Each Entitled to Statehood.
"The Democrats have stood for the
statehood bill as it passed the house.
They believe that each is entitled to
statehood and they have stood loyally
by the Republican minority in their ef
forts to give them statehood, but they
will not. Inflict the injustice that prob
ably never can be repaired of forcing
the people of the two territoiies into
a state so large that It would forever
continue a burden they should not
After the adjournment of the caucus
the Democratic members of the com
mittee on postofiicps met the Repub
lican members of that committee who
have been friendly to statehood They
decided to continue the fight for the
omnibus bill as it came from the
house, without amendment, but not to
antagonize aprrorription bills or ex
ecutive business with it
The Rerublicaiis have decided to
present their compromise bill to the
senate The indications are veryscientists
strong that the question will receive
very little if any modification during
the session, aid even the best friends
of statehood generally admit that there
is no chance for success at this time.
REIGN OF KING IS OVER.
New Orleans Carnival Closes ina
Blaze of Glory.
New Orleans, Feb 25 The carnival
eloccd at night in a blaze of glory
in order of attendance of strangers it
ha? been the most successful ever
hold, while the pageants were on a
scale of great artistic splendor. The
parade at night was by the Mvstic
TCewe of Comus Its title was "A
TOeaf Fiom the Mahabarata," and it
Illustrated in twenty superb floats the
great epic poem of the Hindus
The culminating society event of
the season was the ball of Comus at
the French Opera House. The cur
tain rose upon a picturesque tabeleaux
revealing Comus on a throne of light
and the masked krewe grouped on
either side Comus chose for his
queen Miss Myrtle Stauffer.
Distinguished Visitors Present.
Miss Alice Roosevelt was present
and was again the object of much at
tention. Admiral and Mrs. Schley
and General Joseph Wheeler and his
daughters were among the guests.
Rex held his ball in Washington ar
tillery hall, temporarily converted
Into a carnival palace. There was a
great crush of the king's subjects.
Miss Ingersoll Minge was chosen
queen of the carnival and several so
ciety girls served as her attendants.
After midnight there was an exchange
of visits between Comus and Rex and
Admiral Rivert and officers of the
French cruiser Tage attended the
FACES EIGHT COUNTS.
Bills of Information Filed Against
Alleged Train Robber.
Butte, Mont., Feb. 25.George Cole,
the alleged train robber, faced eight
different counts in as many bills of
information filed against him -during
the day. There is one count of rob
bery, in which the man with the gun
is accused of taking 73 cents from the
person of V. M. Bell. Most of tho
other charges are for assault in the
first degree on the persons of George
Ott and other members of the train
crew, who, it is charged, were shot
Young Man Kills His Father and
Wounds Mother and Sister.
Frankfort, Ind., Feb. 25.Edward
Woods, the seventeen-year-old son of
a prominent farmer, several miles
north of here, killed his father, shot
and fatally wounded his mother and
sister and then committed suicide.
The motive for the crime is not
known. After the shooting the young
man went to the home of -a neighbor
and said that robbers had entered the
Woods home and killed his father,
mother and sister and that he escaped
after a running battle with the des
peradoes. He was apparently greatly
excited and said he was organizing a
posse to pursue his father's slayers.
The boy then continued on his way
toward this city and stopping at the
next house, told the same story. When
he was questioned concerning the
shooting he cecame confused and re
sented the inquisitiveness of the farm
er to whom he told the story. Young
Woods said he had no time for further
words, as he had to run down the rob
be^s, and he started toward the barn
yard at the farmer's home. After the
boy disappeared behind the barn, a
shot was heard, and the farmer to
whom the boy had been talking but a
moment before hastened to the barn,
to find the youth with a bullet through
WINS FIRST SKIRMIS H.
Mrs. Fairbanks After Re-Election in
Daughters of Revolution.
Washington, Feb. 25.The first
skirmish in the campaign for presi
dent general began at the outset of
the day's session of the national so
ciety of the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution. Immediately after
the conclusion of the routine busi
ness the proposed amendments to the
constitution were taken up. The first
amendment proposed was that of Mrs
Katherine Wolcott Verplanck, state
regent of New York, to add to article
4, section 1, the words, "except the
president general, who shall not hold
the same office for more than two
This amendment was designed to
make Mrs. Fairbanks, the present
president general, eligible for re
election. Its acceptance was moved
by Miss Miller of the District of Co
lumbia and seconded by Mrs. Murphy
The amendment was passed by a
vote of 443 to 68.
Trains in New Foundland Unable to
St. Johns, N. F., Feb. 25.The be
lated express trains are again snow
bound. One train, after making sixty
miles in the direction of St. Johns,
Monday, found further progress im
possible and was sent back, ten miles
to a divisional point, where supplies
of food and coal are stored, which will
enable it to remain along period with
out causing anxiety.
The other train on the western side
of the plateau in the middle interior
was unable to retreat to the settle
ment of the Bayo Islands as had t.en
It is rumored that Lord Minto will
retire as governor general of Canada
the coming fall.
The national G. A. R. encampment
will be held at San Francisco during
the week of Aug. 17.
Fire at South St. Paul damaged the
Swift & Co packing plant and for a
time threatened the entire stockyards.
Captain Francis A Cook, who com
manded the Brooklyn during the war
with Spain, has been granted six
months' sick leave
One of the features of the Louisiana
Purchase exposition at St. Louis next
year is to be the world's congress of
Colonel James Madison Cutts, who
for twenty-one years has been employ
er! in the war department, died at
Washington Tuesday night.
Minste^ Conger has advised the
state department of the appointment
of Prince Pullan of China as commis
sioner to the Louisiana Purchase ex
Over 700 Masons were present Tues
day evening at Masonic hall, St. Paul,
to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of
the founding of the Minnesota grand
lodge of Masons.
Minneapolis, Feb. 24.WheatMay,
[email protected]^c July, 76%@76y2c. On
trackNo. 1 hard, 78%c No. 1 North
ern, 77%c No. 2 Northern, [email protected]/4c.
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, Feb. 24.WheatCash No.
hard, 77c No. 1 Northern, 76c
No. 2 Northern, 74c No 3 spring, 71c.
To arriveNo. 1 Northern, 77^4c
May, 7714c July, 77c. FlaxCash,
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, Feb. 24.CattleGood to
choice steers, [email protected] common to
fair, $3 [email protected] cows and heifers,
[email protected] veals, [email protected] Hogs
[email protected] SheepGood to choice,
[email protected] heavy, [email protected] lambs,
[email protected] 25.
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, Feb. 24.CattleGood to
prime steers, [email protected] poor to me
dium, [email protected] stockers and feed
ers, [email protected] cows and heifers,
$1.408)4.75 calves, [email protected] Hogs
Mixed and butchers, [email protected] good
to choice heavy, [email protected] rough
heavy, [email protected] light, [email protected]
SheepGood to choice, [email protected]
Western sheep, [email protected] lambs,
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Feb. 24.Wheat May,
[email protected]%c July, 77%@77%c Sept.,
71%c. CornFeb., 44c May, 45%c
July. 44%c Sept., 43%@43%c. Oats
Feb., 3iy 2 May, [email protected]%c
July, 32%c Sept., 29y2c. PorkMay,
$17.55 July, $17.05 Sept., $16.67y.
FlaxCash, Northwestern, $1.18"
Southwestern, $1.13 May, $1.20. But-
terCreameries, [email protected] dairies, 14
@24c. [email protected]%c. Poultry
Turkeys, [email protected] chickens, 10
AfeBITRATION COURT TO RENDER
DECISION IN THAT PERIOD
AFTER MEETIN G.
PROPOSED BY MR. BOWEN
Tribunal Will Begin Consideration In
September of the Question of Prefer*
ential Treatment in Matter of Vene-
zuelan ClaimsMay Pro Rate the
Charges incidental to Arbitration
According to Amount of Claims.
Washington, Feb. 25.A feature of
the protocol for sending the question
of preferential treatment to The
Hague as proposed by Mr. Bowen is
that tho court of arbitration is to be
gin-the consideration of the question
on Sept. 1, and that its decision shall
be rendered' within six months. The
court, he proposes, shall decide when,
how and by whom the costs of the ar
bitration are to be paid. The pre
sumption is by Sept. 1 all the mixed
commissions which are to sit at Ca
racas and adjudicate the claims of
the various nations, will have passed
on all the claims presented. The
claims of some of the nations are
small, one of them being as low as
$20,000, and the suggestion is that
The Hague court in view of this fact
May Pro Rate the Charges
incidental to the arbitration according
to the amount of the claims allowed,
instead of assessing each one an
equal amount. Mr. Bowen thinks
that the proceedings before the court
should be short and simple, and be
lieves in limiting the legal represen
tatives to a very few number of per
Mr. Bowen has received a dispatch
from Caracas saying the German com
mander had returned to Venezuela
the warship Restaurador, which
been taken during the blockade.
also has been informed that the Ger
mans and Italians had returned to the
Venezuelans various small vessels,
fishing smacks, etc., captured during
CZAR O NA ME THEM.
Mr. Bowen's Proposition for Venezue
Washington, Feb. 25.Mr. Bowen,
the Venezuelan plenipotentiary, has
proposed to the allies that the czar
of Russia be asked to name the three
arbitrators who, as The Hague tri
bunal, shall decide the question of
preferential treatment. The sugges
tion has been approved by the state
SYSTEMAT IC ROBBERY.
New York Bellboys Had Elaborate
Plan to Loot Hotels.
New York, Feb. 25.The police ftd
nounced during the- day that they Had
secured a confession from Louis.vF.
Messier, the eighteen-year-old bellboy,
who was arrested Monday charged
with robbing hotels. The confession,
they say, show that Messier and Cul
len. another bellboy, who was arrest
ed with Messier, had planned to rob
hotels all over the country.
Maps and diagrams of the interior
of the hotels the names of prominent
guests who made a habit of stopping
in them and a synopsis, written in
short hand under, the name of each
hotel describing its plan were found
on both the prisoners.
Planned European Trip.
A route of the coronation proces
sion of King Edward with the names
of prominent Americans present and
lists of the iewelry worn by them at
the celebration was also found in a
trunk in the prisoners' rooms.
Tn his confession Messier is said to
have told the police that the "gra*
in America had been so good that the
trip to Europe had been abandoned
The third bellboy was discharged by
the magistrate He is now assisting
the police in looking for a woman,
who it is alleged, disposed of the
stolen jewelry. It is said that Messier
and Cullen secured $10,000 in prop
erty from hotels and clubs in New
HAVA NA CELEBRATES.
Cuban City Observes Anniversary of
the Uprising at Baire.
Havana, Feb. 25.The eighth anni
versary of the uprising at Baire, which
was the beginning of the Cuban revo
lution against Spanish rule which
finally resulted in Cuba's freedom,
was gaily celebrated in Havana, dur
ing the day. The day was also the
climax of the carnival season, rain
having previously interfered with the
festivities. Business was suspended
and the streets and buildings were
everywhere decorated with flags. Sa
lutes were fired by the fortresses and
the newly presented flags were hoist
ed on Morro castle.
In the afternoon- a lengthy procession
of vehicles wound around the Prado
and Central park, carrying revellers
masked and otherwise, belonging to
all grades of society, who pelted one
another with serpentines until the
horses and vehicles, the fronts of the
clubs and hotels and some residences
were a mass of multi-colored stream
ers. The sport continued until lato
PLOW PLANT DAMAGED.
Fire at Racine Caused by Spontaneous
Racine, Wis. Feb. 25.Fire in the
plant of the J. I. Case Plow company
did damage to the extent of $100,000
before it was gotten under control.
The loss is covered by insurance. The
blaze is supposed to have started from
spontaneous combustion among the
oils and paints in the finishing depart
ment on the first floor. The fire de
partment prevented the spread of the
fire to the machine shops and ware
in DOn't F&H tfi Attend
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Great Spring Auction of Live Stock"
|ByTE?MARK LIVE STOC CO. I
200 Head of Farm and Draft Horses.
Also some good trotters and carriage horses. Fresh consignments jlj
of Iowa bred horses now arriving for this sale. \f,
WO Milch Cows,
Shropshire Sheep, Etc.
25 Full Blooded Galloway Bulls,
and 50 Full Blooded Stallions.
Wagons, Buggies, Sleds, Single and Double Harness, and an endless amount of Farm Utensils, Etc ft
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THIS SALE IS THE SALE
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an opportunity to buy some good horses and live stock.
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WM. HOLLAND, Auctioneer.
Your Winter Suit
can be purchased now at as low
a price as we will offer later
on heavy goods.
Your Opportuni ty
has come, and it means a saving
of from $2 to $5 on a suit of
clothes, and nearly as much on
Have you seen our samples?
L. Fry Ming,
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March 7th, 1903.
regardless of weather, ft
on the shoe question. Don't pay
$5.00 for $3.50 footwear hereafter.
for yourself and the family here
and the balance will be in your
favor. W sell $5 shoes for $3.50.
There is really remarkable value in
our offerings. Our shoes fit have
style and great wearing qualities.
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