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NINTH YEAE.
r u a: xix, akizona, Tuesday morning, febeuaby t, 1899.
VOL. IX. NO. 264.
AFTER THE BATTLE
Intense Interest Oyer the Manila
Affair.
FIFTY AMERICANS KILLED
Officials at Washington Looking Up
the Status of the Filipinos Now
That the Treaty Has Been
Ratified Great Slaughter of the
Insurgents Innocent Agoncillo
Was Not Advised.
. Washington, Feb. 6. The important
news of today in Washington was the
ratification of the peace treaty and the
receipt of the lists of casualties from
General Otis.
'Prompted toy General Otis' promise
or" last night to send along the list of
casualties at the earliest possible
moment, friends of the soldiers at Ma
nila besieged the war department to
day by telegram and word of month
for information from the scene of the
battle in the Philippines. The list
was long in coming, which Jjic.t is ex
plained by the cutting of the telegraph
wires along 'the American front, which
prevented early reports coming from
the division commanders.
In the meantime came the following
cablegram from Admiral Dewey that
caused some temporary commotion by
creating the impression that hostili
ties had been renewed by ?he insur
gents: Manila, Feb. 6.
To the Secretary of the Navy, Wash
ington: The Boston leaves today for Hollo
to relieve the Baltimore, which will re
turn to Manila. Two men were wound
ed on board the Monadnock, one seri
ously. (Signed) DEWEY.
, Army officials believe that this dis
patch, id a'-beiaCeu cablegram, -while
naval officers believe it referred to a
second engagement. Up to the close
of office hours, however, nothing had
come from General Otis to confirm this
inference of the naval officers, and
such cablegrams as did come from him
touched upon other matters entirely,
so it was assumed that there was no
foundastion in fact for any, apprehen
sion. VARIANCE OF VIEWS.
As to the change in conditions
wrought by the ratification of the
t: eaty today, there is a variance cf
views and Adjutant-General Corbin
and Second Assistant Secretary Adee
cf (the state department were giving
the subject their attention today with
the idea of being able to send full in
structions for his future guidance to
General Otis immediately.
The extreme view on one side is that
until the Spanish government ratifies
the treaty it is not legally in effect.
According to that iew the United
States government is stopped from
proceeding 'beyond its lines in Manila
for the time being. By the other ex
treme view the United States govern
ment is free to do just as it pleases
with the entire group of islands and
should therefore proceed at once to a
complete military occupancy of all the
islands.
Perhaps there is a justification for
this last view, in the fact that the Fili
pinos were Spanish subjects nominally
when they broke the terms of the pro
tocol and thereby released the United
States from its observance.
PLAN LIKELY TO BE FOLLOWED.
The medium view and that which is
likely to be followed is that General
Otis is justified in doing anything that
is necessary to protect his army and
all American and foreign interests in
Mnnila, even ithcugh this obliged him
to assume the offensive and to go out
side of the old lines in pursuit cf the
insurgents who may be seeking to re
organize and recuperate from their late
defeat with an intention of attacking j
again or even threatening the Amer
icans. Secretary Long this evening said
that no additional orders had been
sent to Admiral Dewey and he did not
anticipate that any would be necessary
just now. He had been acting on the
theory th'at the president desired to
follow the most liberal policy in deal
ing 'with the Filipinos and there was
no reason now to change that policy.
The -Solace started from Norfolk at
3 o'clock this afternoon with a supply
of ammunition and other needed stores
for Dewey's fleet via the Suez canal.
but it is not the iritentio
ther naval reinforceme
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the te:MvJ
Secretary Alger visited
9t
House at 12:30 o'clock and left half an
hour later. While with the president a
dispatch was received from General
Otis giving the; list of casualties
at the engagements of yesterday and
Saturday night.
Secretary A Igor taid lie did not in
terprft 'Admiral Dewey's dispatch this
mo:ning as showing Ihnt fighting is
now in 'progress. He thought it was
filed early in the engagement and had
been delayed in transmission. If a
battle had ibeen in progress uvhen Gen
eral Otis filed his casualty report this
morning, he felt sure he would have
mentioned the fact.
Mr. Alger said further that con
trary to statements made in some of
the newspapers this morning he had
not sent General Otis one word of in
structions as to what he should do.
THEIR LOSSES ENORMOUS
Dead and Wounded List of the Fili
pinos Almost Incredible.
Manila, Feb. G. Careful estimates
place the Filipino losses up to date at
2,000 dead-, 3,500 wounded and 5,000
taken prisoners. "1 he rebel forces were
driven back ten miles.
WILL COST US DEAR
Opinion of a Foro:sn IV'inist.r at
Madrid Regarding Philippines.
Madrid, Feb. 6. The newspapers
here today publish an interview with
one of the foreign ministers whose
name is not disclosed, who declared
that the Philippines are "going to
cost the Americans der, as the Fili
pinos are not so susceptible to bribes
as the Cubans."
The minister is quoted as adding:
"The Americans will repulse any at
tack on 'Manila, but such 'a victory will
be of no advantage to the United
States, for the insurgents, embittered
by defeat, will be less disposed to make
an arrangement, and the struggle will
go on in the hinterland, which will be
very unfavorab'e to the Americans,
vvho are absolutely incapable of moun
tain warfare. The situation of the
Americans is very critical. They will
be compelled to grant independence to
the Filipinos in spite of the fait that
they will thereby bring upon them
selves the world's ridicule."
The minister also expressed the be
lief that the rupture at Manila would
influence the United 'States, "because
the anti-anr:exaticnists will point out
that the annexation of the 'Philippine
islands will demand enormous and. un
called for sacrifices of men and
money." Continuing, dlie minister said:
"The rebels therefore have shown
great cleverness in choosing the eve of
tho ratification of the treaty for an
outbreak. It is very regrettable that
the opening cf hostilities will necessa
rily aggravate the situation of the
Spaniards in the .Philippines."
AGONCiLLO IN CANADA
Professes Ignorance Concerning
the Battle Till He Road Papers.
Montreal, Can., Feb. C. Agoncillo,
the Filipino representative, arrived in
Montreal today. He claims he knew
nothing about the Manila engagement
until he read it in the papers. He
says he will return to Washington and
continue his efforts to fulfill his mis
sion to the United States.
Agoncillo and his secretary are evi
dently being watched by two strangers
supposed to be United States secret
service men. One of them shadowed
Marti, the secretary, who went out for
a drive, and the other remained in the
hotel to watch -Agoncillo, who- busied
himself with tearing up a number of
documents. v
SUPPLIES FOR THE PHILIPPINES.
San Francisco, Feb. 6. The United
States freight steamer Centennial will
probably sail tonight or tomorrow
with 1,800 tons of supplies for the
United States forces in the Philippines.
IOWA MAY GO TO MANILA.
San Francisco, Feb. G. It is under
stood that the baJ.leship Iowa, due to
arrive here from Magdalena bay to
morrow, will bo immediately prepared
for the trip to Manila.
MINNESOTA BOYS ALL RIGHT.
Minneapolis, Feb. 6. The following
message was received by Governor
Lind from Col. Fred Ames cf the Thir
teenth Minnesota:
"Lind, Governor.
"The regiment is still acting as pro
vost guard. There is no occasion for
alarm, as there has been no casualties
in the regiment. The city is quiet.
(Signed) "AMES,
"Colonel Thirteenth Minnesota."
ALLEGED TALK WITH DEWEY.
Hong Kcng, Feb. 6. The following
dispatch was received from Manila be
fore tho ouebreak there occurred.
"Rear Admiral Dewey, in an interview,
said the Monadnock is guarding one
end of the city, the Monterey the
other and the army protects the rear.
He added that he arid sent 'word to
r :'na:ldo saying that if the insur
'q '"red Manila he would reduce!
'Of J . and stone.
'Pi
AMERICANS KILLED.
Washington, Feb. 6. According to
two bulletins from General Otis today
'the number of killed in the battle of
Saturday night and Sunday amounts
to fifty.
OTIS CABLES THE WORLD.
Now York, Fob. ;. The Evening
World today -print:; the following dis
patch: i "Manila, Feb. C.
"To the World, New York:
"We control the situation. The en
gagement which continued for twenty
four hours, ending last evening, was
satisfactory.
(Signed) "OTIS."
PHILIPPINE JUNTA DELAYED.
Washington, Feb. 6. Owing to the
serious illness of Dr. Losado, the re
mainder cf the Philippine junta will
be compelled to remain in the city
some days longer. Messrs. Ralston
and Siddons, counsel for the junta,
have withdrawn.
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HAD A STORMY VOYAGE.
New York, Feb. 6. The Cunard line
steamer Lucania arrived this mnrnins
from Liverpool and Queonstown after
a terapestous passage lusting seven
days and nineteen hours.
DEPOSITORS TO ACT.
Will Investigate the Failuie cf the
Union Savings Bank.
San Jose, Cal., Feb. G. The deposi
tors who were caught by the defunct
Union Savings beik are preparing to
act. A number of prominent citizens
who have deposits there have boen
circulating about town today in con
ference with others. As a rcsu't a
meeting of depositors is called for to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock.
One . gentleman who has nearly
$2,000 on deposit at the bank in speak
ing ot the meeting called said he
could not yet tell just what would to
cone until tiie depositors got togrhor
and had a conference. He said he was
satisfied the bank had been looted.
MRS. BOTKIN APPEALS.
Pnn Franci.sco, Feb. 6. Mrs. Pit
kin's attorneys gave notice today of
an appeal from the conviction and sen
tence of life imprisonment, recently
passed upon her. Judge Carroll Cook
allowed ten days' stay cf execution and
twenty days in which to prepare a. bill
of exceptions.
FRANCE AND NEWFOUNDLAND.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Suggested
. Arbitrator. t
Montreal, Feb. C. Sir William Laur
ier's followers are discussing the pos
sibility of his appointment as arbitra
tor to adjudicate on the differences be
tween France and England in regard
to Newfoundland.
The suggestion was made by a writer
in the London Statist and the edi
tors of the French papers in Canada
have indorsed it enthusiastically.
The project, it is said, has been
brought to the attention of M. Dol
casse, minister of foreign affairs, who
remarked :
"The loyalty of Sir William Laurier
to the British crown is beyond ques
tion, yet at the same time his appoint
ment would be most agreeable to
France."
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PICTURESQUE BUT NOT USEFUL.
American Naval Stations in Cuba and
Porto Rico.
Washington, Feb. 6. Assistant Seo
retaiy Allen has returned In Wash
ington from a flying trip of inspection
to the navy yards and naval stations
in Cuba and Porto Rico, the control of
which passed to the United States gov
ernment with the end of Spanish sov
ereignty. Mr. Allen made his trip on
the Brooklyn and has embodied the
results of his observations in a ie;.o t
which has been submitted to Secretary
Long.
In brief he finds that the stations
are more picturesque than useful to
the United States. They are of ancient
date and their equipment is of little
value for modern naval purposes. The
dry dock at Havana yet remains in the
possession of the Spanish governm-nt,
but it is expected that the offer of the
United States government to purcha-e
it will be accepted. Some action must
be taken speedily, according to Mr.
Allen, for the dock is- in bad condition
and is rapidly deteriorating.
Secretary Long will use Mr. Allen's
report as the basis for the submission
of estimates for placing the Cuban and
Porto Rican naval stations at Last
temporarily in condition for use.
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VON CAPRIVI DEAD.
Frankfort, Feb. C Count Von Ca
privi, former chancDllor of the Ger
man empire, died th's morning at Sky
ren, near Crossen.
A DEAD JUDGE.
Denver, Feb. C. Judge Victor A.
Elliott is dead at the age of 60. Ho
wan attacked with cerebral hemor
rhage ivhiie conversing with his son,
and died almost instantly.
TREATY IS RATIFIED
Great Amsricaa Victory in the
Senate Yesterday.
HAD TARES VOTES TO SPARE
Gorman Makes the Most Bitter
Speech of All That Have Been
Heard in . trie Acrimonious
Debate McEnery's Resolution
Taken Up in Open Session After
the Treaty Was Disposed of.
Washington, Feb. 6. This was a day
cf excitement and severe' strain in the
senate owing to the fact that the peace
treaty was to be voted upon. More
members were present 'than had been
in attendance upon any session since
it assembled in December.
Mr. Allen cf Nebraska addressed the
senate in the morning1 hour in favor of
the ratification of the treaty, but in
opposition to expansion. Mr. Clay of
Georgia oecnjiod a f;,v minutes in ex
plaining why lie proposed (to support
the treaty.
Mr. Gorman, democrat of 'Maryland,
followed 'with a notable speech, in the
course of which he took Mr. Wolcott,
republican cf Colorado, severely to
task for some statements in the latter's
speech of last Saturday, in which Mr.
Gorman thought a reference was made
to him. He explained that he had not
now and has never had presidential as
pirations, newspaper reports to the
contrary notwithstanding. His attack
upon the treaty was one cf the most
severe made during the debate.
. After, the ratification of the treaty
the senate in open session took up the
joint resolution offered by Mr. Mc
Enery, democrat of Louisiana, declar
ing ai . policy for the Philippines
and an effort was made i:o adopt it,
but the debate occupied so much time
that the resclution went over till to
morrow; The resolution is as follows:
"Resolved, That by the ratification
of the pending treaty of peace with
Spain, it is not intended to incorporate
the inhabitants of said islands into the
citizenship cf the United States, nor is
it intended to permanently annex said
islands as an integral patt of the
United States, but it is tiio intention
to establish on said islands a govern
ment suitable w the wants and condi
tions of the inhabitants of said is
lands, to prepare them for local self
government and in drse time to make
such disposition of said islands as will
best promote the interests cf the citi
zens cf the United States and the in
habitants of said islands."
THREE VOTES TO SPARE
Ftfty-S-.van S-nators Recorded
Their Votes in Favor of Treaty.
Washington, Feb. 6. The treaty of
peace negotiated 'by the commissioners
cf the Uni'ced 'States and Spain at
Paris 'was ratified by the sena'te today,
the vote being 57 ayes to 27 nays, or
three votes more than the two-thirds
majority necessary to secure senatorial
concurrence in 'the treaty document.
The vote was taken in executive ses
sion and until the injunction of secrecy
was removed, the result was supposed
to be private, but the vice-president
had no more than announced the fig
ures before senators rushed out of
every door leading from- th senate
chamber declaring iha t the treaty tad
been ratified' and some made the mis
take cf stating that there were three
votes to spare.
Several senators who were on 'the
doubtful list of the friends of the
treaty, lined up soon after the session
was organized. Senators Roach of
North Dakota, RrJ.vlins of Utah, and
Turner of Washington said that the
battle at Manila had not changed their
views and they would vote against the
treaty. Just a.s the senate went into
executive session it was learned that
Jones of Nevada was surely against it
and Mr. KeitfeiCt cf Idaho also said
he couid not vote for it.
After the senate went into executive
session it was learned that Senators
McLaurin and McEnery had come over
for the treaty, giving more than the
necessary two-thirds vote.
WILL CARRY ABOUT 90,000,000.
The Army Appropriation Bill Was
Taken Up Yesterday.
Washington, Feb. 6. The army ap
propriation bill was tajten up today in
the house. The appropriation bill is
framed on the basis cf 100.000 men,
and it carries about $33,000,000.
The chairman of the military com
mittee is confident the army reorgani
zation bill will pass the serrate and bo
ccme a law, in which case appropria
tions for a regular army of 100,030 men
would be required. In any event, hc'.v-
ever, a quota of 100,000 will be provid
ed fcr on the theory that the present
force of volunteers and regulars will
;be retained in case congress docs not
provide a permanent system. The
amount for the bill will be much less
than the estimates made by 'the war
department and submitted to congress
at the opening of the session.. That
estimate was based on an army of 150,
000 men at a cost cf $144,000,000, but
r.incp the forces have been largely re
duced there will be a corresponding
reduction in the appropriation.
WHAT THE HOUSE DID.
Washington, Fell. C. The census bill
passed the house today. The sundry
civil appropriation bill wa-s completed
this noon by the house committee on
appropriations. It carries $20,000,000
to carry out the obligations of the
treaty between the United States and
Spain. Outside of this the bill appro
priated $42,027,931.
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REMOVES A STAIN.
North Dakota's Divorce Industry Hard
Hit at Last.
Bismarck, N. D., Feb. 5. The house
has passed La Moure's amendment to
the present divorce law making the
necessary residence one year instead
of three months. The house com
mittee on judiciary presented two re
ports. The minority reported by
Chairman R. N. Stevens was against
the passage of the bill. The bill waj
passed under suspension of the inks
by a vote of 49 to 3. Speaker Baker
was one of those voting against it.
The bill will probably be signed by the
governor this week.
THE NEXT SENATE.
Not Sir.ce IS77 Have Democrats
Been so in the Minority.
Washington, Feb. 5. William K.
Cox, secretary of the senate, says that
of the thirty new senators for ths
thirty-sixth congress which begins
March 4, next, twenty-four have be on
elected up to the present time. Of
these seventeen are republicans, six
democrats and one silverite. The leg
islatures in five of the states are still
deadlocked. These states are Cali
fornia, Delaware, Nebraska, Pennsyl
vania and Utah. Of these Utah will
elect a democrat and the rest republi
cans, except Delware, which is in some
doubt. The Florida legislature has
not yet assembled. When it does it
will elect a democrat.
Of the thirty new senators there will
be only eight democrats. There will
be one silverite and twenty-one repub
licans, counting Delware. Adding
these to the hold-over senators, the
republicans will have fifty-four, the
democrats twenty-seven, just half as
many, the populists four, silver repub
licans two, the silverites two and one
independent. Of the twenty-seven
democrats, twenty-three will be from
southern states and the rest from th3
Rocky mountain states. There will
not be one democratic senator from
either the New England or, middle
states or the great states of the middle
west, nor one democratic senator from
north of the Potomac. Not for twenty
five years have the democrats been so
much in the minority in the senate as
they will be in the Fifty-sixth con
gress. Never before have the states
north of the Potomac river, not even
in war time, been solidly republican.
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A MEETING OF TRAINS.
A Frightful Disaster on the Grand
Trunk Yesterday.
Imlay City, Mich., Feb. 6. The Chi
cago & Grand Trunk passenger train
No. 1, westbound, plunged full speed
into passenger train No. 6, eastbound,
'while the laitter was standing at a sta
tion here today. The following were
killed: Engineer Fairbanks of the
westbound train; Edward Reid of
Lenox, Mich., mail clerk of the west
bound train; Thomas A. Stuart. The
injured are Engineer Mahan of the
eastbeund train; Mail Clerk Charles
Stambaugh, Davison Burns of Lapeer,
a passenger on the eastbound train.
The locomotives were badly wrecked
and the mail cars remained on the
tracks. The two trains ordinarily pass
each other at Lapeer, fifteen miles
east of this place.
SAN DIEGO COLD.
San Diego, Cal., Feb. 6. Last night
was the coldest since 1894. The ther
mometer registered 33 above. It is
feared that the fruit trees suffered.
TIIE THREE AMERICANS' FAIR.
Buffalo Representatives Before the
Ways and Means Ccmmitt.e.
Washington, Feb. 6. A delegation
of prominent citizens from Euffaio was
heard today by th ways and means
committee relative to the proposed
Pan-American exposition on the IMi
agara frontier in 1901. Messrs. C. W.
Goodyear and W. Caryl Ely addressed
the committee on the advantages of
the project in bringing together the
three Americas North, South and
Central for a fitting illustration or
the advance of the western hemis
phere during the nineteenth century.
The commercial advantages of such a
meeting between the western repub
lics was dwelt on, and rererenee made
to the opportunity thus given of dem
onstrating the mechanical and electri
cal possibilities of Niagara Falls. The
bill before the committee provides for
a government building and exhibit,
with a limit of government expendi
ture of $500,000.
It was favorably commented on by
members of the committee, but before
final action was taken it was referred
to a sub-committee for examination
and report.
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WILL DO AS THEY HAVE DONE.
Paris, F"eb. 6. The- parliamentary
committee toda,y rejected the govern
ment's bill providing that all cases cf
trial revision be brought before the
whole court of cassation, instead of
before the criminal section of the
court.
NEW LIBERAL LEADER.
London, Feb. 6. At a meeting of the
liberal members of parliament at the
Reform club, Right Hon. Sir Henry
Campbell-Bannerman, formerly chief
secretary for Ireland and later secre
tary of state for war, -was elected to
succeed 'Sir Vernon Harcourt as leader
of the liberal party. .
NEW PORTO RICAN GOVERNMENT.
'San Juan, Porto Rico, Feb. 6. Governor-General
Henry ordered the dis
solution cf the insular cabinet and
substitutes for it the following depart
ments: 'State, justice, finance and in
terior. FRANCE'S ATTITUDE IN THE WAR
Consul Brittain of Nantes Says It Was
Much Misrepresented.
Washington, Feb. 5. Joseph I. Brit
tain, consul at Nantes, France, is in
Washington. Speaking about the at
titude of the French people toward
this country during the war, Mr. Brit
tain said:
"The French people's attitude dur
ing our war with Spain has besn much
misrepresented. The French press
was certainly unfriendly, but of the
French people, especially in Brittany,
no American could complain. It is
surprising that they did so well when
you consider how greatly French, fi
nanciers are interested in Spanish se
curities. Since the war these capital
ists acknowledge that their interests
in Spain's lost colonies will be better
protected under American rule than
ever before. The hardest task any
American had with his French friends
was to convince them that we had not
made war for conquest. The French
man hates England, and the talk of an
alliance between the United Statss
and Great Britain irritates France. If
we should make such a mistake as en
tering into an alliance it would alien
ate France as well as the rest cf con
tinental Europe, and hurt, our trade
very "much."
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NO MORE FIT THAN MONKEYS.
Spanish. Peace 1 'Commissioner's Com
ment on Filipino Autonomy.
New York, Feb. . 5. A Paris dis
patch says that Senor Abarazza, a
leading member of the Spanish peace
commission now there on a visit, was
asked yesterday: "Would Spain ac
cept the peace treaty if it should te
amended by the United States ssnate
so as to put the Philippines in the
same position as Cuba?"
"No," answered Senor Abarazza, ' in
my opinion Spain would not nor
would any civilized nation accept the
treaty is modified so as to create an
independent Filipino government.
You might as well give autonomy to
the monkeys in the J;irdin Acclima
tion here as to give it to the Filipinos.
No country could possibly agree to
risk its commercial interests by deal
ing with the so-called Filipino govern
ment. Would America herself liks her
commercial interests to have only the
single guarantee of such a govern
ment? It would be no guarantee at
all. If the treaty should cease to bo
the treaty signed by Spain a serious
position would arise, since if the treaty
should become null, matters would go
back to the position in which they
were at the time of the protocol."
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ENGLAND'S IMPERIAL POLICY.
Bourke Cockran's Statement That She
Is the Robber Nation Contradicted.
Middletown, N. Y., Feb. 6. At Grace,
church on Sunday morning Rector Ev
ans contradicted the recent attaei
made by Bourke Cockran upon Eng
land as "the robber nation cf the
world." He pointed to the local pros
perity w'hich has followed in the wake
of British expansion almost all the
world over, more nolably in In-diia and
in Egypt, and declared that British
rule had been in most cases a blessing
and not a bane.
He quoted the words of Admiral
Dewey, which recently appeared in an
English paper, to the effect that "the
imperial policy cf England was the
factor that had done most to civilize
the world." Pie believed intensely that
by the Anglo-Saxon people of England
and America, Godi, the great imperial
ist, had planned to humanize the whole
earth, and the area of universal poace
would only come 'when they zat side by
side in the councils of the nations, su
premely powerful, supremely pacific.
Then there would be no war, tho argo
sies 'of commerce would supplant the
ironclads of destruction, and peaceful
enterprise would go in and out through
"open doors" everywhere.
RULES DISREGARDED
High Handed Proceedings of
House Democrats.
ASHUfiST LACKS BACKBONE
Palls to Stand firm for What He
Knew to Be Parliamentary Law.
Bills Introduced in Both Houses
Providing for Woman Suffrage.
Some Partizan Work Railroad
Pare Bill in Committee.
.When United States Senators Ciark,
of Montana, and Stewart, of Neveda
receive the congratulations of the Ari
zona legislautre upon their election,
they should at the same time , be ap
prized of the fact that the resolution
authorizing the congratulation ia
illegal and unconstitutional under the
rules govering the action of the Ari
zona legislature.. They should know
that the resolution, as .it stand3 today
was adopted by a democratic body in
violation of its own rule3. They should
know that it is impossible for tho
Twentieth Arizona Assembly," , under
its rules, to congratulate them upon
their election, and if they respect the
law under which all parliamentary
bodies work, they will refuse to ac
cept the congratulations which da not
represent the sentiments of a consti
tutional majority of the body express
ing them.
The rule of the Arizona legislature,
and a fundamental principle of all
parliamentary bodies is that a two
thirds vote is required to order the
previous question put. Another rule
of the Arizona legislature, which is
also unalterably 1 established in parlia
mentary practice, is that a two-thirds
vote is required to overrule the de
cision of the chair on a question which,
requires a two-thirds vote to carry. By
ordering the previous question by a
majority vote, and by the same vote
overruling the decision of the chair
that a two-thirds vote was necessary
to. order the previous question, the 13
democrats in the house allege to- have
adopted a concurrent resolution di
recting the president and speaker to
send the following telegram to Senators-elect
Clark and Stewart:
"We, the representatives of the peo
ple of Arizona,. in legislature assem
bled, believing in the money of the
constitution and realizing that
your election to the the United
States senate will be of great assistance
in correcting the crime of '73 and re
turning to circulation gold and silver
at a ratio to 16 to 1. do most heartily
congratulate you upon your election."
This resolution was the substitute
offered by Mr. Adams for the amended
resolution adopted by the council Sat
urday and is in itself a violation of
what the republican members of the
house understood to be an agreement
with them to keep partisanship out ct
the question.
During the three weeks' life cf . the
legislature, a minority of the demo
crats, led by Mr. Adams, have been
trying to commit the body to a 16-,to-l
resolution of congratulation ' to
Stewart or Clark. The efforts
in this direction have " been de
feated by democratic votes. Finally,
Mr. Adams drafted a resolution of con
gratulation to Senator Clark, which
addressed him only as a friend -of
Arizona, who holds large property in
terests in the territory. In this form,
being shorn of partisan politics, Mr.
Scott, the leader of the house republi
cans, favored it, and voted for it, on
the understanding that the telegram
to be sent to the senator should pre
serve its non-political character. The
resolution came before the council Sat
urday, where Mr. Murphy, who, de
clared he was against such action, on
principle, but saw no harm in the pro
posed neighborly telegram, moved to "
amend by including the name of Stew
art. . ..
This was on the score that Stew- :
art, like Clark, was interested in Ari
zona's general welfare. The council,
with Mr.. Hunt in the chair, went
through a process which it called
adopting the amended resolution, al
though in fact it was laid on tha
table, and still lies there. Like Mr.
Sharkey in the recent prize fight, the
democrats in the council won by
main strength and awkwardness, "and
yesterday the resolution, which lay On
the table, was sent back to the houss
for concurrence in the Murphy
amendmont. The amended resolution
being before the house, Mr. Adams
offered the substitute which was
adopted. To prevent a vote on the
main question the republican majority
employed the usual tactics of motions
to amend, to adjourn, etc. Arthur, re
publican, being absent, the vote of
the house was 13 democrats to 10 re
publicans, at a point in the fight where
the absence of the one republican
vote played a vital part in the result.
The- democratic majority had dis
pensed with the call of the house, and
forced proceedings, with Gray, demo
crat, and Arthur, republican, abrcnt.
During this condition Mr. . Adams
moved the previous question and ..the
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