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I Berry of Arkansas, Callcry of Iullana. Chil
ton of Texflrf. Cockrcll of Missouri. Gorman of
Maryland, Hoar ot Massachusetts. Jones ,of
Arkansas. Jones of Novniln, Kenny of Dela
'vrsro, MeEnnry of Ixiulslnna. McLaren
of Mississippi. 'Mollorr .of Florida. Martin
of Virginia. Mason of llllnofr, Mills of
Texas. Mltoholl ot Wisconsin. Monoy of
Mississippi. Murphy of Now York. Pasco of
i'lorlda. Pottlgrow of honth Dakota. Ilawllns of
Utah. Hoach of North Dakota. Hmllh of Now
i.Tersy. Tillman of Hontli Carolina. Turleyof
Xbntic-M., Turner of Washington, J cat of
Missouri. Wellington of Maryland nmi V hllo of
California.. , ,
. One of tho members of the CommlKnn on
Torcign Relations who has mnda a caroful can
toss of tho Hennto declares thnt thorn tire tho
names of cloven mon on this lint who will vote
for tho treaty when they aro confronted with
President McKinley told Honnfor Lodge to
dar boforo tho Hctinto mot that If tho treaty was
not coiillrmetl boforo March 4 ho would call an
oxtrn session of both houses of Congress, and
thin, ho snld, would ho vory dotrlinontnltotho,
business Interests nf the eountry. and should
bo nvnlilnd If possible Tho hossIoii would ho
Bros necessary, the President said. In order to
feS' pais tho S20.O00.00O appropriation for tho In-
Ptl demnlty to Spain and to enact othor Important
lift legislation that would bo necessary by, tho re-
Mk lapse Into n condition of war with Spain. Tho
wB nssurnuoothntthn treaty will bo ratified, how-
'HI over, makes It qttlto certain that there will not
:'K& be an extra session, elthor of Congressorof the
ffifj Senate.
lag Tho Ssnnto Committee on Foreign liolatlons
BB at Its meotlng this morning discussed tho
El status of the peace treaty nnd tho prosoeoti for
nj ratification and decided to push the debate In
IS ieerot session as rapidly as possible. The com-
N mlttoc authorized Chairman Davis to offor an
fl2 k-nroondmenttotho Bundrr Civil bill approprl-
'ntln:2O.0O0.00O toenrryoutthe terms of tho
Ml treaty, which Is to bo nvaflablo when that con-
'K Yentlon Is rntllled. Sir. Davis lator cave no-
6 ttlee of ths amendment In tho Senate.
H cunitEScr itr.Fomr measvees.
m
M rffhs Home Committee on Honking Vote l to
faTj Report the llrollus Jllll.
'ft ' " WianiKOTOn, Jan. 25. The Houso Commlt-
'M to on Banking and Currency this moraine.
' ks stirred by ths prospect of tho reporting of a
SiMl Banking and' currency measure from It ho
', Mi Commutes on Coinage, Weights and Meas-
J frursa. took favorable aotlon on tho banking bill
'h pot Representative Droshis and came near
; (J kodoptlnctheaurrencybllllntroduoodyesterday
j tjrIlsprHntatlvsMltchelloI New York. Action
' j Jon tho latter bill was postponed, however, until
., I finsxt week. In ordtr to civs the oommlttee an
ijl opportunity to consldor an amendment to ths
' H r bill proposed by Mr. Droslus. It Is hoped by
jjij rthe advocates of banking and currency re-
, ijl Pform that by putting tho subjeo? bntora the
(3) (f JIouss In a divided form, action may be as-
'- Ml I fured on ono or the other, and perhaps on both.
(jii ) The session this morninjr was somowhatllve-
H alt- anc' '''" TPte of 7 to u In favor ot reDorHni;
tl ?ine Uroatus bill was not on party lines. The
-13 Lsame opposition to any report on any bill
,11 vhleh bu characterized the former meetinc
IJ Qof the oommlttee was tnanlfestod to-day, but
'PJ the supporters ot the bill were in the minoi-
tj, Ths Broalus bill provides for the establlsh-
M proent of national banks In towns of .'1.000 In-
M, (fTabltants or less with 525.000 capital. :the
-III Increase ot ths circulation ot national banks
II to the Dar Value of the bonds on deposit, and
, tl1 tho decreaslne of the tax to; ono-eiuhth of 1
1 ili ver cent.
M The Mltohell bill providos for the creation
If of a division of Issue and redemption in the
i Treasury Department, with a xcparatlon ot
(H tho funds between the fiscal nnd redemption
ijl dhlslons nnd tho usual rccnlatloiiM on isbulni:
Ij nnd rodomntlou of Ooverninent notes.
j Sir. nroslus's nmcmlment proudes that tho
Ijl Treasury notos of lWO,.whou redeemed, shall
$M fiecancelled.'and that whenlovor $15.000.000 of
M ureenbackHacuumulalesin thoTreaBuryrcsen'e
'1)1 fund, they may he utilized In the purchase of
H United StntL". bonds, which oan bs sold aeain,
6(;J If necessary, to bouuro sold. Ths amendment
ffj will bo accepted by lloDresentatlvo llltohell.
lM, jo.v.vjrc uvr.s is run ax ronrs.
J The rrrsfilrnt Iterokri tli Order l?xempt-
' yil lnj; Vesucls Carrjlnc 3Inll froiu Payment
fill Wasiiinoion, Jan. 25. The War Department
ilj! to-day issued the followinc executive order,
jj Elcncd by l'rpsldcnt JIcKlnley:
; :i "Ily virtuoof tho authouty vosted In me as
: j Commandor-in-Chlorof the Army and Navy of
j the United Stntes. I do hereby order and direct
i Hi , that subdivision K of section eix.title "tonnace
tjjj dues.' ot the amended oustoms tariff nnd recti-
iii t latioiis for ports in Cuba nnd all islands In tlm
I I j!' "West Indies west of tho seventy-fourth decree
j west longitude, in possession of tho United
i I jf States, CiUililishoJ byexecutio order of Dec.
1 ijl i:i, lHliy. and the provisions in said subdivision
. Jijl made anil contained as heretofoie e.istine. be
, fl, nnd the s.inio aro heroby levoked and an-
j III nulled."
ijl' , In explanation of tlioordnr it wassaidattho
r Avar Department that comulairits had been
111 madobysteamshlpeompanlesthntdidnot haa
iflj contracts (or enrryini; malls between Cuba
XI ai, nnd the L'nitod Ktatos ncninst thedlscrlmina-
tljl tlon oontalniiil In tho order In favor of another
fjli Rtonmhhip company. Tho Xow Yoil: and Cuba
, Htenmshlp Company has tho contract for ear-
iBIi rylne malls to Cuban ports, and in accordance
Jc if. with the section noked to-day was exempt
jjll . iroin tlio payment of tonnacu dues, nmoiintint;
,Rj to J0 cents a ton. Thus a esscl of 4,000 tuns
Etl1 notencaceil In carryliic mall under contract
w yras obllced to pay J8OO011 enterlnca Cuban
'It' port. It was contendod by tho Jlorcan, the
Sti ward nnd other steamship lines that thu
jlji discrimination in favor of thu Naw York and
HI CubanOomnany wasuiijust to them. Thellor-
f: can line carries mall in bulk from Xow Orleans
.In to Havana nt rcculnr freight rates and not
f) under contract, and was theiefore disbarred
B from tho benoilt" of tlie regulation. In view of
In the fact that the New York ami Cuba Company
j receives compensation for Its service, tho other
III companies protested against further pecuniary
jjH concessions. Aftorcousideiinenll thoclrcum-
ffi stances In tho case, and becomlne satlstled
1 that a eontiuuanco of e.omitlon would Inter-
1H Xerewith the carrying trade between Cuban
ill and United Htntes ports, the President decided
'! . to rescind tho section in uuestiou.
't Naval Orden,
Hi " 'WAsniNGTON, Jan. 25. Changes In the com-
' jj ,4 nands ot two naval vessels were announced
'Mill to-day. Commander J. F. Merry was detached
jf t from tho command of tlio Arothusa and or-
KJj ! dered to the Boston Navy Yard, and not to
itlii . tho command of tho Aharendanspreviously In-
Jjl , tended. Commandor W. Ooodwln was ordered
Ihj to be transferred from the conimaud of the
,fjl Bouthery to that of tho Abarondn.
j fl ' Lleutenant-Commnnder W. 11. Boehler has
iffcl ' Sen appQlnted nnvnl attaeho of the I nited
Jff, , fitates mission at Home, berlln nnd Vienna, re-
Jfl, llsvine Commander I' 51. Harbor, retired, who
J)ji r has been ordered homo.
iff! ; XleRrlnci on tho llnlley llraoliitlnn.
ill!. WisniNOTOK, Jan. 25. Tho hearings before
('B ' the House Committee on Judiciary on tho
Ids Xalley resolution, auoetlonlng the eligibility
ijKj to thelmeats of members who have accepted
! other commissions, military or civil, closed to-
ijl; day with tba readings of the briefs of Jtopre-
ifi 1 oentatlves Colson. dcidner and Wheeler. The
Ml committee ordered tho proceodhiRs printed
tf. and distributed for the use of tho committee
Ih' ; and set Wednesday morning. I'eb. 1, to begin
'jH. the consideration of the resolution.
. I '
jrlj; t limine ItefrlcernteJ Beef In I'orto Ttlro.
jj ! ', WisniNOTON, Jan, 2D. Major John W. Little,
Dllll Commissary of Subsistence. V. 8. A., now at
1 1 Ili ' Ban Juan, has written to the Commlssary-Qen-
!tf " era) of Subsistence, under date of Jan. 10,
Iff' 3809. that "we began to Issue refrigerated
Mflr . meat three days ago and have hnd enthusiastic
J; ' accounts of Its duallt) and condition. Hereto-
ffi1 ' fore thoy liavo been issuing the native fresh
K, 1 meat."
I,J Army Orders.
W; Washington, Jan. 25 Theso army orders
I' J have been Issued:
Ij Major Gen. Jam? F. Wiidn ami bin staff, 1'svlnz re-
' i ported at the War Orpartmint 011 tlie romplrtlon nf
I : their duty piiUlnlng to the Caninillnn for the
. f Krsctutinn ef Culu, thoy nre iiikIiidciI to duty In
I; : thU city until fnrllier oulur.
I j Uent.-Col. Funk t, Biuitli, Sixth Artillery, re-
l f lleved a Inspector of srllllcry, Dciiartment of the
I Galf, and remunes Ids dutlea aa n member and Becre
! I , tary of the ChlCfcamumni and Chall.inoona Park
I CommUalon.
I; i Capt lllcliard W. Tlmnipaon, Jr Commlaianr of
I, 1 Bubititenre, trnm lluntllli-. Ahi.. tn (Ireomillo, H.
W. 1 C, C'ommUai) of tho Htooml llrltraUe, Hecond
' Zlviloii,hicill(l A1M Ciiiiih.
! I Major John C W. llrooVn, Chief Qnartermanter IT
1 1' ', P1 Y- from Waahlngtrm t" New Vnrk city for duty
! R' j in the army trantimrt rn lie.
. f, " Capt. Charha II. Hrnhiirii. Nnltmtrrr Klsmn Cnrpn.
, l 1 from Allien, (la. tu llnxna iik aiitant to the rhlef
!' BlgiiaUimrernt that ditl.,.ii ofCuliu
t. The followinc ihauuia 111 tho etatinnr and duties
i nf otUceraofih'fhuli-iiteiiM'DiiiarimMitarrnrihreil
II I,leut..Col. Olltrr 1. W I Hilrt Coinmliary of
'jfl ' Hulmistencr truin dutj ilh tlie hetenlli Army
l Oorix tn Havana us cnlpf OoiuniUsari, l)i partinent
fi . of Ilsvauat Major llinuie I 'lacuart. Couimlsaaryof
1 Ij BubsUtrnre to JIutaniai ('lilor OmunUiRr)-. Major
"m Jamea O. Varm dec, Chief Commiaiiiry of bnlitfit-
E ence. to Bantu claia a Chief Commissary: Capt.
lijj t Milllam M li Intnl. (.omiiuRfan' of hubslitewe.
if to Puerto Prim ,1 as Chief CninmlMary
I'l Capt. IJIaa Chandler. First Infantiy tn Hncna la
II., firamle Cubs, us Collntor of ciistnins, reltevitm
Iw j Capt John Hurl. w. Jr., Tenth C.ialn, who will
l 1 join his leuiincnl.
!j ' Tn t'urr a Cold In )ne Day
.1 .' Take Latallve llrojnn gulnlne Tatilets. All rirogglata
I. ysfuud the money if it falls to cure. Sic, aba aaa
IS UsahaL,Jj.y,inach tablet,-tn.
n
1 y
I
A 'L'ataataaaaatkL-
DEBATE ON THE ARMt BILL
clam n tJicTtrmaf joiinsox or ix
niAXA and noTtLtrnn of iotta,
Johnson Says We Ilnve Nothlnc to It Trond
Of In Our TTar with Spain Except thej
Valor ot Onr Troops He Opposes the
President's Policy nnd Says We Ought to
Oct Ont ot tho l'lilllpplnrs-Dolllrer Ad
ministers n Stinging Itebuke, nnd the
Two Kngnge In an Kxcttlns Colloquy,
Amid Great Confusion and Applause.
WasmwiTON. Jan. 25. Tho debate on tho
Army Reorganization bill In tho House to-day
was In notnblo contrast to that of yesterday,
tho House boinr hold. In turn, by the fiery ut
terances of Mr. Johnson ot Indiana and by the
humorous, sarcastic, and eloquent words of
Mr. Dolllvor of Iowa. Tho former, with tho
wondorful verbal athletics for which ho is
noted, nttackod the President's policy regard
ing tho Philippines, asserting that liberty was
assailed by him, thnt It was his Intention to
force our (Jovornment upon the unwilling peo
ple, of U10 Islands, and advocating the total
abandonment of the Philippines and tho re
jection of tho treaty of peace, Mr. Dolllver re
plied In a speech of an hour, stirring the Re
publicans, as Johnson had tho Democrats, to
the first real enthusiasm of tho session and
debate. Tho colloquies between them were
animated and led to much excitement on tho
floor nnd applause in the crowded galleries.
Other speeches woro made by Mr. Gibson
(Hop., Tcnn.) for tho bill and by Mr. Ijentz
(Dcm., U.I against it. Mr. Gibson said that the
necessities of the situation confronting the
people ot this country were such that thoy
could bo better mot and secured by regulars
rather than by volunteers. He would hold the
Philippines until tho people of tho Islands dem
onstrated their ability to maintain a stable
and Independent government. In tho mean
time ho would teach recalcitrant Insurgent'!
that the flag and tho forces ot tho United Htates
are not to be despised.
Mr. Johnson (Hep, Ind.l, who retires from
Congress at tho close of this session, was tho
next speaker. Ho said that the President,
doubtless under the Impression that thero was
a popular demand for it, was hurrying tho
ships and army ot tho United States over tho
great waste ot water that Meparatos them, to
itillict upon the peoplo ot the Philippines a
government which they tiro not wllllne to re
ceive. Whllo this was being done ho (John
son) would make a plea of liberty and protest
against the perpetration ot a wrong: a plea
and protest that came from a slncore heart and
through fearless lips, and without regard for
tholr effect upon his personal fortunes or
future. It was the duty of tho President, ho
said, to break his ominous silence and
to toll the peoolo of thoso Islands
that the United States docs not Intend
to interfere vilth their right of self-government.
Ifthatwero done, all difficulties would
bo removed, and tho Filipinos, formerly our
allies, would return again to amicable, relations
with us. Thus would bo remoed any necessity
for tho establishment and maintenance of this
proposed large standing army. But nobody
would stand on tho floor ot tho House and as
sert that it was not the intention ot the Admin
istration to forcibly nnnox tho Philippine Isl
ands. If it were not. he asked, what meant tho
President's inuuiry in the speeches on his
Southern trip, "Who will pull dowa the Hag?"
What meant the speedy disavowal by Senator
Poraker that when he declared tlio other day
there was no Intention of permanent occupa
tion of the islands be spoko for nobody but
himself? Every declaration by tho Adminis
tration or its friends meant forciblo annexa
tion. That was the Inevitable logic of tlie terms
of the treaty of peace which the President dic
tated fiom Washington. If not, why was not
.Spain required only lo withdraw from the Isl
ands, as wusdoue in Cuba, and not ttausfer the
jurisdiction to tho United States?
"Where," asked Mr. Johnson, "nre the voices
ot my Republican colleagues, which did not
hesitato to sueerund hiss when 1 arose to op
pose what I deemed a useless war to freoCuba?
Why aro they now silent when liberty is as
sailed by no los a peisou than the President
of tlio United Htntes? Is It any less criminal
aeiriesslon to seek territorial acquisition in the
Orient than in Cuba?"
Mr. .Inlinson declared that the people of the
Philippines wore callable of self-government,
and that the United Htates had no right to set
up a goornment in opposition to their own de
sires, upon any ground whatever, oven that of
Incompetency. Ho did not know what would
be the lcsult of the President's policy In ths
Philippines, but ho declared that If a conflict
occurred and any of tho Filipinos were killed it
would be nothing but murder.
A few moments later he spoko of the Presi
dent s practice of following what he believed to
be tho popular sentiment, nnd said: "Ho fol
lows it when wrong as well ns when it (s right."
This tuovoked applauso from a number of
Ucniociuts. and ho nppcaled to themtosparo
him
Mr. Henderson (Hep. Iowai It was Demo
cratic 'applause, and I guess you cau stand
Mr. Johnson I appreciate tho applause of
ponest men every where, and I can stand the
narrow censure of Republicans, ns I hae done
on this floor before.
Discussing the troaty, Mr. Johnson said it
ought to be rejected. Its ratification was urged
by the onemloa of thu country, for tho spirit
and sentiment of expansion Is an enemy of thu
country. Tho fight ought to be made nt the
outset against the treaty, nnd not wait until
after ratification to make a declaration of policy
regarding the futuro of tho Philippines Tho
ratification of the troaty, he feared, meant such
an Intrenchment of tho sentiment of expansion
Inthooltadel as to pravent its dislodginont in
the future. Mr. Bryan never made a greater
tactical mistake than when ho advlsud the
ratlflcatlon of the treaty. Mr. Carnegie's ad
vice was the wiser. The United States should
say to Spain: "Wo will not pay you J'JO,
000.000 for the Philippines; all that wo have
to say tegardlng that is that you shall
get out, leaving the peoplo to organlzn thoir
own Government, which tlieylinvo shown their
ability to do." The responsibility for the situ
ation nnd the crisis that confronts tlie country,
said Mr. Johnson, rested uuon tho gentleman
In tlie Whlto House, and not upon the inde
pendent members hero nnd elsewhere who
opposed t he polloy of the Administration. "The
Piesident who thinks tho prebent sentiment
will waft him into reelection for another term."
he said, "will And thnt with the sobersecond
thought of the peoplo will come a turn in the
tide, nnd they will hurl from power an Admin
istration which forgets tho Declaration of Inde
pendence nnd advocates a policy based only
upon considerations of commerce."
Mr Johnson's tlnal paragraph was this re
marknblo jetomlad:
"Is not tho cup of our national humiliation
full toovorflowlne? Wo havo nothing of this
sad war to be proud of except the splendid
valorof our soldiors and our sailors and their
achievements upon land and sea. To thorn all
honor I In a tropical cllmo they hove given
us a now exemplification of what American
horolsm enn achlove. Wo havn also Inspired
upon the part of the other world a feollng of
respect for our prowess, Theso aro tho two
facts that form the compensation for the hu
miliation to which we have been subjected. Let
us not look with too much pride to ono side of
the ledger. Let us glance over (ho other side
and then undertake to make up our balance
from both sides, tho debit as well ns
tho credit. What havo we to bo proud of?
Our old Independence, as I havo said, Is
gone. We nio now compelled to form
alliances and depend upon the nldof other na
tions In order to nccompllsh our work In the
world's aronn. Think of It! The greatost re
public of modern times, the beacon light of
liberty, the highest standard of civilization
known In modern times, locked and Intrenched
in a continent lashed by ths waters of an ocean
on either side, with our fresh-water lakes on
the north and tlie waters of tho Gulf on tho
south proud, at net, conscious of tho rectitude
of her intentions, strong in the love nnd affec
tion of her people, n republic founded upon tho
cardinal principle that nil governments derive
tholr just powers from tho consent not of
soino, but of all the governed think of this na
tion being obliged to ask what It shall do
or what it shall rofraln from doing of
nny nation on the face of the earth I How
are the mighty fallen I To-day we aro con
scious of the fact that hut for the Intervention
of Knglaud we nover could havs driven Spain
from Cuba at nil. We are conscious of tho fact
that but or English protection we nover
could have made our bargain with Spain In tho
treaty of peace. We know that we would nover
have been able to lay our violent and unruly
hands upon the Philippines but for the fact
that England held back from Intervention all
other nations. What a shame and humiliation
It Is that at last we become a miserable mendi
cant, a depondont upon tho power of the mother
country, compelled to seek nllies the world
over, forced to seek tho uid of England, com
pelled tn abandon the cardinal principles of
protection and to give her an 'open door' in
ret urn for tho aid she has afforded us In the hour
of our extremity."
Mr. Dolllver (Rep.. Iowal followed Mr. John
son. He poked fun at the patriots who had so
nobly stood together last April on that day
when, without a dissenting vot. ths House
i
1
authorized William .MoKlnloy tn nso the army
and tho navy of tho United Btatos to drive
Spain out of tho West Indies.. Now that the
treaty ot peace had been signed nnd thero was
demand for wisdom nnd patience, these patri
ots are separated Into many groups, filling tho
pages of tin f'on;rraafomil Jtrcord nnd thoso of
innny magazines not reserved for other adver
tising matter with viows upon tho questions of
tho hour.
" It requires no very great forotlght," snld
Mr. Dolllver, "to make out in advance thnt our
war against Spain .Involved tho oxnet responsi
bilities which wo have assumod In tho West
Indies, nnd It required no vory profound
knowledge of this world's nlTalrs to see. now
thnt the affair Is over, that whatover new re
sponsibilities hnva come upon its, allot them
tnko tholr date from our final ultimatum to tho
Ministry nt Madrid. Every life that has been
saoriflced. nil the treasure that has boon ex
ponded, every victory thnt has bpon won, tho
possessions that have fallen from tho loobla
grasp of the Spanish Crown all thoso nro only
n. part of tho context of tho original
resolution f April '.I). 1808. Applause,! It
wo were wrong then, ns my friend from Indi
ana was euro wo woro; If tho President of tho
United States was a groat and good man. a
wlso nnd patrlntlo man, as my friend from Indi
ana said In this chamber ho was: If wo, tho
people, and the representatives of the peoplo,
were blind leading tho blind Into an oxtrnv
asant folly; If wo did not know what we woro
doing; If our action, which, for the moment,
lit up tho weary pages of our Cavgreationnl
Jltcoril with dreams of liberty nnd humanity,
was, after nil, a blunder worse than a crime, it
Is now nt least a vear too late to go back
and begin again. And it scorns to mo that thoso
who stood with tho President at thnt time, men
liko my frlond from Indiana, who used his
great influence nnd his magnificent powers ot
speech and nrgument In support nt tho position
tho President took, In support of the position
which conservative men of nil political parlies
desired tntnke. It seems to mo that men like
my frlond should havo tho grace, now that tho
11; sasuiiu oiiuiihi tail 1 u biiu ata itvue iiwu iiiui, iiu
thing Is over, to approach the problems that
havo arisen out of our trouble In n spirit
of broad and generous sollcPuilo, nt
least, rather than in the temper of
nnger nnd indignation and protest which
ho has assumed on this floor. I'or he, of all
men. ought to remomber that almost nlono In
thlsenpitnl tho Prcsldentof the United Btntes
pleaded and begged and prayed for time and
opportunity to olfectuposslblo solution of tho
dlfllcultles that were pressing upon us in our
relations with tho Ministry nt Madrid. He
ought to remember thnt, nnd so far ns those
gentlemen are concerned who on this floor and
elsowhere used tholr Influence to Inllamo the
passions of the hour, used their Influence to
teach the American peoplo to despise the to
sources of diplomacy and to visit our Slato
Department with contempt, those who. Ilko mv
amiable friend from .Missouri (Mr. Clark, took
the Republican party by 'tho scruff oft ho neck '
and dingged It Into this war with Spain, for
theso men now to multiply tho national dlfll
oultlesnnd tho troubles and problems that bo
sot our situation by tho ilovlcesof a wlckod par
tisan agitation, Indicates, at least, that we
still have a political leadership lu the United
States which has a good deal to learn nbout the
ethics, if not nbout tho etiquette, ot statesmau
shlpand patriotism.
"I havo heard the President ot tho Unltod
States Insulted twico on this floor. Ones, in tho
last session, by tlio gontleman from Ohio, the
State which has given the President (o the ex
ecutive office of the United States. I hnd
hoped that that voice frrim Ohio might bealonu
in this chamber In nflrontlng the overbur
dened Chief Magistrate who now has tho af
fairs of tho republic in Ills hands. Hut 1 hnve
heanl on this floor to-day a second Insult
against tho name of the Chief Magistrate. My
friend from Indiana accuses him of slavishly
following public opinion, of slavishly Uniting
ont what tho peoplo of tlie United States
think before be acts. Tlie other day. in Now
York, on tlie day set npart for national thanks
giving, an ally of ray friend from Indiana In
tho antl-imporialistio crusade. Dr. Parkhurst.
a famous clergyman, assumed thu same posi
tion. He derided the President because ho
had put his ear to the ground in order to catch
tho reverberations that roll in upon him from
the wild West. Ifthegeutlomanfrom Indiana,
bj what ho said hero to-dav, meant to insult
tlio Chief Magistrate, ns Dr Parkhurst meant
to wound tho sensibilities of a portion of
our common country, ho unintentionally
paid to William MeKlnley. while he lives,
a tribute which historians have loving
ly laid upon the grove of Abraham
Lincoln, that In times of peril, ot
doubt and or uncertainty, lit) was great enough
to stand by the humble millions of his country
men, and to go forward in their strength in the
discharge of Ills official duty. Prolonged ni
Plauso.l Rut whntevor may he said of tlio Pres
ident's uttltudo in the matter now. history will
have no double voire upon what bis attitude
was last spring. We do not need the speech of
the gentleman from Indiana to tell us that tho
President of the United States Is absolutely
above lanv responsibility for tho Spanish war.
either lbs beginning or Its end."
Mr. Dolllver drew a humorous picture of the
efforts of Bryan and Carnocle as leaders of the
hot of anti-Imperialists. The foimer he de
scribed ns a Colonel who had escaped from the
army, leaving behind him from Tampa to Chi
cago a trail of Inteiviews like tho aurora : and
Carncglo as the gentleman who had recently ad
vocated the formation of a trust between the
United States and Great Britain, giv Ine to each
slock tocontrol tho iiolitical output of the com
bination. Regarding tlio disposition of tho Plillioplnes,
Mr Dolllversaid lie bad heard many sugges
tions, but none that they should be given bnekto
Spain "But." he added, "it would bo Infinitely
bettor for tho welfare and civilization of the
Islands to give them to Spain than to leave
thorn the prey of the potty chieftnlu whose
reign means anarchy, tor any government is
better than no government "
Mr. Dolllversaid he was nshamod of the sen
timents tittered by Mr. Johnson He denied
that the United States wont Into thu war by
tho consent of tho foreign nations. Ho was
proud of tho fact that the President had told
tho Ambassadors nt Washington atthobreak
lngoutof hostilities that the American nation
proposed to handle the contest for Itself. At,
tho consent of foreign nations was not asked
for its beginning, so its close came without
their consent, and he repudiated Mr Johnou's
assertion that the treaty of neaco was negoti
ated under tho shadow of guns, bv whoso
slleneo alone it was mnde possible for
peace to be negotiated. Ilecauso Mr John
son had litis opinion of his country ho was
afraid that it would extond Its influence
abroad. He (Dolllver) was not afraid: ho be
lieved in and loved his countrv. It would dis
charge all the duties coming to it Ho referred
to the responsibility resting upon tho United
States in reference to tho Philippines Several
IiAiivo e aw I w f tliA m4-iil-,j mi fsi A ii r 4 I aii n 1 Imit
nours siuuyot moworKson international law
tho other day had revealed tho faetthat the
question presented to the American Govern
ment hnd never nrisen in the history of tho
world. But writers were not wanting to show
thnt it devolved upon the power invading a
colony of nnothor to take whatever steps are
necessary to preserve peace and order.
Mr. Johnson Does the gentleman know
what the policy of the Administration is in re
spect to tho Philippine Islands ?
Mr. Dolllver I do not
Mr. Johnson Does tho gentleman know
whether tho President is In favor of taking the
Philippines against the wishes of the peoplo?
Mr. Dolllvei 1 do not know.
Mr. Johnson Has he no mouthpiece, on the
floor?
Mr Dolllver T do not know. All I know
about tho President of tho United States is
this, he has published no advertisement, he
has Issued no prospectus, ho lias tied himself
to no programme, but in every step of this
transaction he has conformed Ills policy strlctlv.
Inviting tho counsolsot all, to the Inexorable,
course of human events. I Loud applause.!
Mr. Dolllver In conclusion expressed his
hopes for nnd fnltli In the further progress of
tho republic, dcelnrlnc that, the old Confed
erate, Gen. Wheeler, In front of Santiago was
the best Illustration nnd type of the now nnd
broader Amoricnnlsm
Mr. Johnson, having secured a few minutes
moro from Mr, Hay, lose at onen nmi Interest
In the combat deepened. Mr. Dolllver'a sug
gestion that ho had insulted the President, ho
said, he passed by with contempt, only ro
mnrklng thnt the (lino had not yet come in tho
American Congress when a Representative
could not. without being charged with insult
ing the President, criticise his policy if he
deemed It to bo wrong. Ho stood by every
word he had said in praise of tho President
when ho had stood against surrendering the
civil servieo to spoilsmen nnd against tho ro
concentradoaoftho House hurrying tho couutrr
Into war. "Ho was Irlgbt then mull honored
him for It, nnd I honor him now,"
Amid increasing excitement Mr Johnson
l.l.na tn VI, TV! li t'AP i. , 1 rnttanliul tlm nunc.
turned to ilr. Dolllver and repented the ques
tion: "Aro you In favor of the forcible annex
ation of the Philippines or of forcing upon
them a government against their wishes?"
Mr. Dolllver retorted he was In favor of
maintaining tho status there, whether against
the riotous insurgents or wicked political agi
tators of tills country. This wns iccelved with
mingled derisive laughter and applause and by
tho charge from Mr. Johnson. "The gentlemnu
has evaded my question : he refuses to an
swer." "What are you In favor of ?" asked tho oxas
peratod Dolllver
"I am in favor." shouted the tall Indinnan.
of withdrawing from the Islands and leaving
tho paoplo to settle their own affairs." Great
laughter and applause.!
Mr. Johnson said Mr. Dolllvor's speeoh waa
full of gllttorlng generalities and amounted
only ton demand for throe cheers for the old
flag nnd "God savo William McKinley." (Groat
laughter 1 He continued to press upon Mr.
Dolllvor tho demand for a specific answer to
his question, and was supportod by tho Demo
crats, who crowdod around tho Republican
side.
Mr. Dolllver denied that nny such question
existed as that presented, a statement which
evoked applauso and groans ot derision and
brought Mr Johnson to his fact charging that
the gentleman from Iowa, with his wonderful
wealth of language, could not find words In
whloh to tell how he stood upon a fairly de
cided issue, upon which he (Johnson) had
frankly declared himself: an Issue toward
whloh the people had a right to know tho atti
tude of every Representative. "Lot It goto
the gentleman's constituency," ho said, that
he is afraid tn speak."
Amid great confusion Mr, Dolllver said that
whllo the gentleman from Indiana still pos
sessed control of his marvellous powers ot
speech, he had lost his grip upon an observ
ance of tho courttsles of debate. It leomod to
WMirmmi --- -.J..nmMJ....... A,. Al- u
lilm that His (Johnson's) Intclloctual faoulllos
were obsolete. .. . .. , . ,
Mr. Johnson Well. It seems thai I can f ram o
ft question the gontioman can't nnswer. Loud
applnuse.l ....
Mr. Dolllvor rotorted that there was nothing
known officially of tho existence of a condition
of things In tho Philippines necessitating tho
tto of force Ho had hoard, ho said, of intrigues
by foreign nnvnl officers nt Manila, nnd ho
knew of political Intrigues, In this eountry to
embarrass a peaceful condition of nflalrn hore,
but ho did not bollovo thoy would prevail.
Mr. Lent (Dom.. O.) . oecuplod tho re
mainder of the afternoon In a apeech against
tho bill, nnd nt 0:10 tho House took a. recess
until 8 o'clock. .
At tho evening session Mr. Cnimpacker
(Rep.. Ind.) favored tho psssago of the bill, ar
Biilng tlm necessity of an Increase of the nrmy.
Tho bill wns opposed by Messrs. Itixoy (Dom.,
Vo.) nnd Stokes (Dom.. 8. 0.1. . .
Mr, Llnnoy. tho mountain orator of North
Cnrollnn, entertained tho House In support ot
the hill. Ho said that tho nations of tho world
aro In a warlike spirit. It would bo wise,
therefore, for tho United Htates to Increnso Its
regular nrmy to tho number proposed In the
bill
Messrs. Little of Arkansas nnd Knowles of
South Dakota opposed the hlll.tholattersponk
tng to three members and halt a dozen em
ployees of tho House. At 11:1b the House
adjourned.
7.V THIS BEXATB.
Naval Personnel BUI Iteportctl Hill C ra
nting tliei Offl.cn ot Admiral.
Washington. Jan. 2.1. A large map of the
Phlllpplno Islands was found susponded from
tho diplomatic gallery whon tho Sonato mot
to-day for uso In the debato on tho question of
expnnslon.
The Legislative Acnronrlatlon bill was re-
Alia jn:ai-iittltu iiyiufcJAiaiuii viu tins id
ported from the Appropriation Committee and
Mr. Cullom (Hop.. HI.), In chargo ot It, said that
ho would ask tlio Sonato to act upon It to-morrow,
or as soon as possible. It carries a total
of 523.400.077. of which $171,040 was added to
tho Houso bill by tho committee.
A bill was Introduced by Mr. ChnndlortRnp.,
N. II.) creating tho office of Admiral of the
navy, nnd was reforrod to the Commltteo on
Nnval Affairs. It authorizes tho President to
nominate, bv selection and promotion, an Ad
miral of the navy, who shall not bo placed on
tho retired Mst. except on his own application.
When the ofllco is vacated by death or othor
wiso it shall ccaso to exist,
Houso bill to reorganize tho personnel ot tho
navy was rcportod' from tho Committee on
Nnval Affairs and placod on tho calendar. Mr.
Hale (Hop , Me.) gave notice that ho would nsk
its consideration at tho earliest practicable
moment. Tho committee has inado sovurnl
amendments to tho bill ns It passod tho Houso,
but tho majority of these are purely technical
in character, principally In phraseology. Homo
changes wero also mado In tho salaries to bo
received by oflleors ot lower grades, with tho
object of equalizing them. It is not thought,
howovor, that tho nmondmontB are ot enough
itnportaneo to provoko any opposition.
Mr, Burrows lltop., Mich.) Introduced a hill
for the employment ot women nurew In mili
tary hospitals of tho army. It creates a nurs
ing service commission, composed of the Sec
retary of War. itho General commanding the
army, tlio Adjutant-General of tho army, tlio
Siirgeon-Geiioral. and three women, to bo ap
pointed by tho President (two of whom nro to
be graduated nurses), who aro to have general
chargo of the nursing service. The number of
women nurses to bo employed is to be in tlio
ptoportlon of not loss than one-half of 1 per
cent, of the number of mon In the nrmy. It
also provides for a superintendent of women
uures nt a salary of tlt.OOO, and an assistant
nt $'.'.000. The pay of chief nurses Is llxed at
$8Ti per month, head nurses at $."(). assistant
nurses at $40. and probationers at H0
Senate bill opproprlntlng $1,000,000 for a
new building for tbe Department of Justice,
on land belonging to the Government on Penn
sylvania avetiuo and Madison place, part of
whloh land Is covered by tho building now oc
cupied by the department, was taken from tlie
calendar and pissed
Also Houso bill to amend tho act of June 10.
1SS0. governing tlio immedlato transportation
of dutiable goods without appraisement. Tho
bill nllows common carriers bonded under tho
provisions of thnt net. In Instances where a suf
llelcnt quantity of such merchandise is not
offered at the iort of first arrival to fill an en
tire car or compartment thereof, to forward
such mciehatidlso in cars not secured by tho
prescribed customs fastenings. If the packages
aro corded and sealed under regulations to be
prescribed by tlie Secretary of tho Treasury.
In all other respects the provisions of the act
refeirvd to inmaln in full force.
Also Senate bill to donate one sot of life
saving apparatus to the Imperial Japanese
Society for saving life from shipwreck.
At 12-50 tho Scnnto. on motion of Mr. Davis,
went into executive session.
Tbe Senate continued in executive session
till 1 :40. when open session was resumed.
Mr. Bacon (Dcm.. Oa.l gave notlco that ho
would on Saturday call for it vote on his reso
lution declaring that the rillnlnos ought to
be freo and Independent, nnd Mr. I'rye (Rep.
Me.) said that ho reservod tho right to insist
upon the further consideration of that resolu
tion being behind closed doors.
Hennto bill authorising the British Columbia.
Seattle, and Pacific Railway Comjianv to con
struct a bridge across the Columbia River was
jiassed
At 'JtlOthn Senate again, on motion of Mr.
Davia. went into executive session.
a a ox err. l o ma xifes to.
It Is Regnrded In Ollli-lnl Circles ns Impu
dent nnd Insulting.
WAsmvtiTo.v, Jan. 25. Tho statement filed
nt tho State Department yesterday by Agon
clllo, Agulnaldo's agent here, is regarded in
official circles ns Impudent ami presump
tuous. His bold inquiry as to tho purpose
ot tlm United Stntes in sending more troops
nnd ships to the Philippines is regarded
as an insult, ami there nro some officials,
whoso pationi'O with tlie Filipinos lias bceomo
exhausted, who hclfovn that Aconcllto and his
r.tiiauniuii, ,iw ,,i,i.,u .uni tK"iisi!!i, anil iiir
associates here should be mado to understand
that his actions will not bo tolorated. Figura
tively, the 1'lliplno statement has been thrown
into the State Department wasto basket. There
Is no concealment made of the Intention ot the
Government to ignore it. as the less bold com
munication ot Jan. 11 was Ignored.
Offer of is Nnvnl Vessel to Carry Gen.
(inri'ln'a llody to Cuba.
WasniNOTov. Jan. 25. Col. Garcia, a son of
the ate Gen Cnlixto Garcia, had conferences
to-day with President McKlnloynnd Secretary
Algor about tho removal of his father's te
innins to Cuba. The body of Gen. Garcia Is
lying In a vault in the Arlington Nntional Cem
etery, awaiting tho decision of his family as
to the plnco of final Interment. No determina
tion on the subject has been reached by thoso
Interested, and it was said to-day that the
body might not ho taken from the United
States. It Is the purpose of tho (Jovornment to
show the highest honors to tlio dend Cubnn
patriot, nnd an offer of tho services of a naval
vessol to carry tho remains to Cuba has been
made to Col. narcia. if this offer Is accented,
the Dolphin, now at. the Washington Navy
Yard, will bo assigned to tlio duty.
Hoard to Kxnuiine and Test tlie Army
Kmergenry Ilntlons.
WaSHINOTon, Jan, 25. By direction of tho
Secretary of War a board of offlcors, to consist
of Col. Charles A. Woodruff, Assistant Commls-sarv-General
of Subsistence, U, 8. A.: I.lout.
Col, Charles Smart, Deputy Surgeon-General.
U.S. A., and Major Louis A. Craig. Assistant
Adjulant-Gcnernl. U. 8. V. (Captain Sixth
United Stntes Cavalry). Is appointed to meet
Fob. 15. 1801). at tlio Army Riiildlnc. Now York
elty, forthe purposoof examining, tcstlng.nnd
reporting unon the various emergency rations.
jri'iiibiiiK ui'uu tin? tmiuin t'uiciguiicy rntions,
as to their adaptability for ubq in tlio army ami
to compare thu present authorized emergency
ration with thoso that may be submitted to tho
board. Tho boaid is authorized, on applica
tion, to make a practical test ot the various
rations with l'nitod States troops to bo desig
nated whuii tho board Is ready to make the
practical tests.
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ntll 1IOV8E, ITASniXOTOX.
Charges nnd Specifications Read by the
Judge Advocate Gen, Kngnn Fleads
"Not Onlltj," Not Denying, Ilowever,
Thnt lie Used the Language Against Gen.
Miles Set Forth In the Specifications.
WasniNOTOH, Jan. 25, Rrlg.-Oen. Charles P.
Engan. Commlssary-floneral of Subsistence,
was placed on trial to-day beforo n military
court for his attack on Major-Gen. Nelson A.
Mllos In a stntoment rend as testimony to tho
commission Investigating tho conduct of tho
War Department In tho war with Spain. Tho
court mot in thu Ebbitt Houso. Tho trial
by a court-martial of an army officer Is
nlwnys picturesque on account of tho brilliant
full dress uniforms presented. The gathering
of thoso charged with deciding the moasuroot
tho offences charged against the Commissary
General mado nn especially notablo scene.
Four Mnjor-Gonorals wore thoro In tho most
formal regalia which they aro entitled to woar.
Kach woro n yellow sash, which brought out
strongly tho dark blue of the uniforms. Tho
Drlgndler-Oohcrnlfl wcro a degree less
noticeable In tho charnctor of tholr attire,
whllo tlie junior officers of tho court, with loss
ot gold laoe and spreading opnulettes. addod to
the variety ot tho sceno. At the head of tho lone
ss'v 1 aaa av W va naV nvuui iVtllD I1DI1U Ml 11 1 U lUlif,,
tablo around which woro arranged mombors ot
tho court sat Major-Gen. Wosloy Morrltt, tho
socond ranking offlcorot the regular army, to
whom tho city of Manila was surrendered by
tho Spaniards five months ago. Ranged on
each sldo of him were Uajor-Qon. Wade,
tho Chairman of tho Cuban Evacuation
Commission, nnd Major-Gon, Butler, the
other military representative on that Com
mission. Noxt to Gon. Wade sat Major-Gon.
Young, who was woundod nt Santiago. At
tho foot of the tablo was Llout.-Col. Davis,
the Judgo Advocate ot tho court, who Is
charged with protecting the Intorcsts ot tho
Government in tho prosecution ot Gen.
Eagan. At nu adjacent tablo wns the
white-haired and white-boarded defendant,
attlrod In the full uniform of his rank, but
without the sword which ho is cntitlod to wear
on other formal occasions. Besldo him wns his
civilian counsel. Col. Worthington. dignified,
straight, and.desplto his plain black coat, look
ing as much like a military man as any of the
offlcors boforo whom ho will plead the case of
bis client.
Gen. Wesley Morrltt, President of the court,
called thu mombors to order and Judge Advo
cate Goorgo 11. Davis read the order convening
the court. At his right sat Attornoy A. 8.
Worthington. representing the defendant.
Next to him sat Gon. Eagan, and behind the
defendant was seated Col. Aloxander of the
Commissary Department.
"Gen. Kogan, you have heard the reading of
the order convening this oourt. Do you tlo
slro to make any objection?" said Judge Ad
vocato Davis.
"I do not." was the response.
The members of the court present wero
called by name for tho purpose of receiving
the oath. All wore present. Thoy are Mnjor
Gen. Wesley Merrltt. Major-Gen. James F.
Wado, Major-Gen. Matthew C. Butler. Major
Gon. Samuel B. M. Young, Brig.-Gon. Royal
T. Frank, Brlg.-Gon. Alexander C. McW. Pen
nington, Brig.-Gon. Goorge M. Raadall, Brig.
Gen. Jacob Kline, Brlg.-Gen. Richard Comb,
Col. Peter C.'.Halns. Col. George L. Gillespie,
Col. Charles It. Suter and Col. Frauds L. Guen
ther. Tlio 01th was administered by Col.
Davis, alter which Gen. Merrltt administered
the oath to tho Judge Advocate
"I will now read the charges nnd specifica
tions." said tho Judge Advocate.
Gen. Kngan arose and stood at attention.
Col. Davis rend:
Charges and aperlflratiotia preferred acalnat Brlg.
Oen. Charles r. Eaean, Commissary-General of Sub
slutence. United States Army.
Charue 1 Conduct unbecomlus an officer and a
gentleman.
Specification: In that Uric-Gen. Charles P. Kaan
Commissary-General of htibnlsteuce. United States
Army, did, while tefctifj lug as a witness before tho
rommlsiion appointed by tho President to investi
gate the conduct of tho War Department in the war
with Spain, submit and n-nd, as a part of his testi
mony a certain written statement, in which he did
make use of. and thereby publish, tho following dis
graceful, grossly insulting and uncentlemanly lan
suice with reference to Major-Gen. Nelson A. Miles,
commanding the army, namelv "If and when
Gen. Miles charges that It (meaning tinned
fiesh beefl was fnrnUhed ai a 'pretence
of experiment,' he lies In bis throat, he
lies In his heart, he lies in every hair of his head
and every poro of his body, he lies wilfully, delib
erately, intentionally and maliciously. In
deuounclug Geu. Miles an a lia- when he makes this
fctatcment I wish to make it as emphatlo and as
coai so as the statement lt'df. I wish to force the
lie back into bis throat, covered with tho contents of
a camp litrine." This at VVat-hlnstou, D. C, Jan.
li, 18ii.
Charce 2 Couduct lo the prejudice of good order
and niilitury discipline.
Hicciflcation: In that Drlg.-Oen. Charles P. Eas-an,
Coinmlarj-Genrial bf Subsistence. I'nlttd state
" --..., --...... .. . ..... ...... ... v, .,.,,, 1, d.bihb
Army, did, while testifying as a witness before the
commission appointed by the Prosident to investi
gate the londurt nf the War Departtm nt 111 the war
with Spain, submit and read, as a part of his testi
mony a certain written statement, in which ho did
make use of, and thereby publish, the following
grossly abuslvo and linmllltary language with ref
erence to the Major-General commanding the army,
nHinely: "If and when Gon. Miles charges that it
meaninc tinned fresh beefl was furnished as a
pretence of experiment, ' bo lira in his throat,
ho lies in his heart, he lies in every hair
of bis head, and every pore of his body,
he Ilea wilfully, deliberately, intentionally and
maliciously. If his statement is true that this was
furnished under ' pretence of experiment,' then I
should bo drummed out of the army and Incar
cerated in State prison. If this statement Is false,
aa I assert it to be. then he should be drummed out
of tho service and Incarcerated In prison with other
libellers, tils statement la a scandalous libel, re
flecting upon the honor of every officer in the de
partment who has contracted for or purcbaaed this
meat, and especially and particularly nn tho Commissary-General
myself. In denouncing Gen. Miles
aaa liar, when ho makes this statement, I wish to
male Has emphatic and as coarse as tho statement
Itself. I wish to force the lie hack Into his throat,
covered with tho contents of a camp latrine.
1 wlshtobranditasa falsehood of whole cloth, with
out a particle nf truth tn sustain it, and unless ho
ran prove his statement ho should bo denounced by
every honest man, bsrred from tho elubs, barred
from the society of decent people, and aonstrarlred
that the street bootblacks would not condescend to
speak to htm; for he has fouled his own nest, he haa
aspersed the honor of a brother officer without a
partkle of evidence or fact tn sustain in any ilegree
his scandalous, libellous, malicious falsehood, viz..
that this beef or anything whatever was furnished
to tho army under 'pretence of experiment. '"
This at Washington, D, ('., Jan. 13, 1S09.
From a paper In his hand. Gen. Lagan read the
following response-
"To tno speculation to first charge, not
guilty, not denying, however, that the specifi
cation sets fortli correctly a part of the lan
guage used: to the specification to second
charge, not guilty, not denying, however, that
the specification sets forth correctly a part of
the langunge used."
The Judge Advocate remarked to thojeourt
that the plea wns unusual, in that the defend
ant pleaded not guilty with a qualification.
Ho did not deny thnt tlio specifications cor
rectly set forth Part of the statement made.
Col. Davis explained tnnt this admission did
not relievo tho prosecution from proving that
the language hail been used
Mr. Worthington. for tho defence, said that
the plea was made advisedly, believing that
the accused officer was entitled to havo the
prosecution set forth everything said In the
statement
Col. Davis replied that It was not eusfomarv
for the Judge Advocate to make an extendod
statement of the case, but he believed the cir
cumstances In this rase warranted It. lis
then reviewed the appointment by tho Prosi
dent of the commission to investigate the con
duct of ths war with Spain and the apjiear
anee of Gen. Miles, commanding General of:the
army, before that pody Gen. Mlles's state
inenUwas referred to by Col. Davis as un
sworn, nnd referred to tbe conduct of the
commissary department Tlie nppearance of
Gen. Lagan was next described, together with
subsequent action of the War Commission on
tbe statement and Gen. Pagan's reply In for
warding a revised statement with IiIh letter of
retraction.
The opening statement of Attorney Worth-j
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Ington was directly In lino with tho announce
ment In The Sun this morning. Ho began
with a roforonco to tho protection offered wit
nesses before tho War Commission by tho
President, nnd said that tho law or the Innd
did net prohibit a witness from telling tho
truth In answor to charges of corruption. He
reviewed the statomont of Gon. Miles liororo
tho commission and declared that it Implied
corruption on'tholoart of tho Commissary-Gent
oral of the armv. ... . ..
"Gen. Lagan," ho said, went to tho Rocro
tiry of War with n copy of tlie statement of
Geu. Miles and asked that tho commanding
General of tho nrmy bo court-martlollod for
his assertions. This tho Seirelary declined
to do. because Gen, Mllos was protected liv the
immunity granted by tho Prosident of tho
United Htntes, Gen. Lagan was told that in
view of this protection Gon. Miles could not be
tried, and thorcforo Gon. Kngan wns unable to
establish his Inuoconco. Later there appeared
In a New York newspaper nu alleged Inter
Mew with Gen. Miles. In which he repeated his
assertions before tho War Commission, only
In stronger terms. As this statement was
made out of tho jurisdiction of tho War Com
mission. Gen. Lagnn bclloved that Gon. Miles
might be held accountable for It, and accord
ingly sent a copy of the publication through
the Adjutant-General of the army to Gon.
Miles, who made nn ovnslvo denial. This in
terview also Implied corruption, nnd Gon.
Lagan, having no other recourse, wns obliged
to wait until ho should be allowed to ttpponr
before the War Commission and mnko raplr
to the charges. Meanwhile, as I piopose to
show by those who freuuenled his cftleo ni.il
by thoso lu his Immediate family, (Jen. Lagan's
mind dwelt so oa the statements In the press
that by tho tlmo ho was summoned to appear
to testify It bordered on distraction. I'nder
this condition the statement read beforo tlie
commission was but tlio natural outburst of
an honest mau."
'Mr. AVorthlngton wont on to, say that Gen.
Tagan's statement wns made with tho belief
that ho would be protected In his utterances
beforo the commission: that he was not Inter
rupted by any objection to Its language, but
was allowed to proceed to the end. When ho
wns finally told that the langunge was not ac
ceptable, ho revised tlie statement and sub
mitted it to nccord with thc wishes of the com
mission. In concluding, ho said that the do
fence would hold: First, that Gen. Eagan,
should not bo held to account under the laws
ot the land for his statement: second, under
the protection announced by tho President he
should not bo held to account, and, third,
granting that the protection of tho President
did not apply to Gen. Lagan, he did only what
any honest and excitable man would havo
done under the circumstances, and that while
the language might have not been in nccord
with tho strict senso of propriety, it was not a
violation of nny regulation or law.
At the conclusion of Mr. Worthlngton's re
marks Col. Davis announced that information
had just reached him tb.it the President would
receive tlio members of the courl-tnnrtlal be
tween 11 and 1U o'clock, anil accordingly n ro
cess was declared bv Gen. Morrltt until noon.
The mombors of the court, headed bv Gen.
Merrltt, made a call of ceremony on President
McKinley shortly after IT o'clock. Tlie offi
cers remained only lone enough to pay their
respects and then -.valked from tlio White
House baok to tlie F.bbitt Hoipa
On tbe reassembling of the ei.nr! nfter thn
recess tho Judgo Advocate said
"If It pleaso the court tho prosecution desires
to Introduce as the.'firflt witness Mnjor S. C.
Mills."
Maior Mills stated his tank and duty as re
corder of tho War Investigating Commission,
Q. (by tbe Judge Advocate I Were you pres
ent when the Commissary-General testified?
A. I was.
Q. What form was that testimony' A. In
tho nature of a statement. Alter thu adjourn
ment of the commission I locked tho state
ment up, but I sent It to Gen. Dodge, Chair
man of the commission, in responso to his re
Quest. (J. What was the manner of tho witness?
A. That of a man laboring under excitement,
which he was endeavoring to control
(J. Can you recall statements which wote
excepted:1 A. In n general way. Tho com
mission excepted to what was called irrele
vant matter and vituperative matter,
(J. Can yod recall those statements? A.
The statement contained remarks referring to
Mnjor-Gen. Miles in which he said lie lied, ho
lied in every hair of his head nnd every drop
of blood In his body. Ho said also tinder cer
tain stated circumstances the Major-Genoral
commanding should be debarred from every
club.
At this point the Judge Advocate submitted
the argument that It would be ptopor to sub
mit to tlie witness a corvof thosiccillcations
that he might state specifically what was Raid.
Mr. Worthington said he would not object to
this lino of questioning. because'Gen. Lagan
did not deny the language attributed to him.
"Havo tho court any questions?" in 11 11 1 red
ine jutige Aiivocate.
"I should like to hnve stated." said Gen.
Merrltt, "evidence of the words 'tinned fresli
beef.' "
These words occurred in the quoted state
ment of Gen. Mile" nnd Major Mills said his
understanding wns that it reforrod to tinned
roust bsef.
The noxt witness was Mnjor-Gon. Alexan
der McDowell McCook. retired, a member of
tho War Investigating Commission. Gen.
McCook was sworn nnd apologised for not ap
pearing in uniform, becaiiso of the unexpect
ed summons to the court nnd the fact that his
uniforms wero not in tho city. He was pres
ent at the hearing when Gen. Lagan testified.
The statement was read from a typewritten
paper.
What Impression did it make on your
mlndy" asked the Judge Aivoeato.
"My Impression is thnt Gen. Lagan was la
boring under high oxeitoment"
(J. What did he say? A He referred to
the Major-General commanding the army,
saying that ho Hod in his statements about al
leged embalmed beef
Q. Do you recall any particular woids? A.
No. I do not, If I had a copy of the testi
mony I might recall the words used. '
Acopyot.the charges and specifications wan
handed Gen.IMct'ook and her eplled that in his
recollection the language in the specifications
was thelsame ai used bvGen.Lagan.except thn
remark nbout forcing the He down the throat
of Gen. Miles with tlio contents ot n camp la
trine. "I hnd turned away nt that time," said
the witness.
Col. Davis announced that tho defence de
sired to consider (len. McCook ns tholr wit
ness. This wns ngreed to. and Mr. Worthing
ton Inquired if any member of the Commis
sion had interrupted tho reading of the state
ment Witness replied "No."
(J. What do you know about the President's
granting protection to wltnessesr V-My
recollection Is that the President, speaking of
witnesses to nppear beforo tlio commission,
said that witnesses would receive Immunity
from any action of higher authority.
y. Can you recall the words? A. Those
aro the words as near as I can remember
them.
Q. Where did tho President make this state
ment? A. At thn White House. I think.
y. I suppose the Piesltlent did not refer to
the kind of testimony that would be protected.
A. Of course not
Mr. Worthlngtoa called nttontlon tn the re
mark of Gen. 1 1 rook u about having an ofiieor
court-martlallnd for some criticism and the
assurance of tho commission that the ofilcer
would ho protocled
Gen. MeCook explained that protection ex
tended only to proper testimony.
MemberH of tho court next questioned Gen.
MeCook about ths appearance of (ion. Miles
before the commission. It was asked if Gen.
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Miles appeared ot his own volition or In re
sponse to a summons.
"It was by request of the commission, Hs
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declined to volunteer nny testimony," said
Gen McCook. I
"Then thoro was no difference in the man- I
ner of summoning him nnd other witnesses?" I
asked the court. I
"None," replied Gen. McCook. V
Mr. Worthington asked about the arrange-
monts for the publication of Gen. T.agan's i
statement. Zand Gen. McCook described the I
presence of newspaper representatives. n
"The prosecution has bo further witnesses to
ofler nt prosent." said Col. Davis, "bur there I
are certain papers to bo submitted to ths H
court." H
The Judge Advocate read from tho printed I
testimony of Gen Miles In,referenco to the eon- X
duet of the Commissary IJenartmont nnd a
question Tof Gen. Heaver about tho commis
sary supplle". Gen. Miles replying that thn
army was supplied in a way; that In Porto
Itleotho snmo bad system existed as at Tampa.
The reports furnished tho commission hy
Geu, Miles. Including tho leport ot Surgeon
Daly, vvero also road.
Col. Davis was followed by Attorney Worth
ington, who read the rovised statement of
Gen. l.agan submitted to tho War Investigat
ing v.'onimisslon
At P. M. the court adjourned until 10 A. M.
to-morrow.
Owing to tho absence of soveral of its mem
bers tu nttondaneo ns witnesses before ths
comt-mnrtlal. tho War Investigating Commis
sion held no meeting to-day. Secretary Alger,
who wnsejipectcd to appear to-day to testify,
was nntllled that tho commission had been so
journed until to-morrow morning, hut It Is
not certain than any witnesses will bo exam
ined until Friday.
Stntn Reception to the Army nnd Navy.
WASittNOioN, Jan. 'J5, The largest of the
stnlo receptions thus far given by the Tresl
dent and Mrs. MoKlnloy took place this even
ing attho Kxecutivo Mansion, when members
oil he army arid navy wero guests of honor Ai
unusually brilliant scono was presented in lbs
..tiiiuuii Miiiimui ni-iiiiu vvnr, picitrmtMl in IlltJ
I JiM Itoom ami the several state parlors of thn &
vvhlto House when tho reception began, "
shortly beforo 0 o'clock, for the decorations of
flowers awl growing plants, which filled overy
available space on tho sides. nf thn rooms, wero
Mipplemontod by bright hangings of hunting
and Hags nn the ceilings anil In tho window.
.Nearly every ofilcer of the army ami navy win
was In v ash ington was present at tho reception,
nnd tlio full dress uniforms of tlie various grades
and eoniswern worn, Thero wore also Present
not less than l.fitili persons Idertlllcd with tho
social ami oflleial lite ot Washington. Not
withstanding thn Tact that tho total attendance
exceeded IMMIO, the admissions wero limited
strictly to tlio holders ot cards, nnd thero was
no uiicomfortnbln crowding In tho reception
hall and parlors
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