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TWELFTH YEAlt. PTTOEXTX, ARIZOXA, TUTJItSDAY MOBNING, FEBIiTJARY 20, 1902. "VOL. XII. NO. 27 S. THE SCHLEY' 5 A!J rtA The Majority Verdict of the Court of Upon a Review of the The Retrograde Movement Condemned and Rather Severe "Loop" Any Fault of Schley's in the Night Blockade Was Condoned by His Con-j tinuance in the Position of Second in Command Regarding the New Question of j Credit for the Victory, the President Concludes That It Eelongs to All the Captains Engaged, and, As Between Sampson and Schley, He Finds no Reason for Reversing; the Judgment of President McKinley Three Years Ago. . j Wiishinfc. ton. I today made the . lit. foil. -Tlir p: . -ItU'p.i r nai-inent I j I u'-'ii: "I have received the appeal miral Schley a nd the au- , t-r i t -on: t he navy depart men t. ; Ad therem 1 ra o.-1 care. j! to tl:.- 4-yamiiied both with the up r.s Mell as the p:-ce lins ap .-(i r eta ry uf the iim v; . I ha-. .-ud tli!oi;ii ali the testimony taken before the court, th; statements v.f cuiitrsi-t : ;r Admire. Is Sampson and S-diley : ! have examined all :tfii; 1 rept,;i. ' v.iy kind in reference to iie i-.t-iiitia.'"' naval campaign. the t pie;: o! ii.ttiks and :o.;nal books e.irJ the isii Terny before ih- court 'f claim.-, and hr. . e al.-o perso:ui11y had before me th four surviving captains of the live ships, asidi? froivi thtjse of the two ad mirals, which w ere ai-lively nngac- '! a t Santiago. "ft apitears tr.at the iourt of ip.!jur was unanimous in its tiadtr-,s ami unanimous in us exprcsst .r-s oi ; opinion on nn..-t it-- iimbns of I fact. No appeal is made to rr." from I the verdict of the eoui t or. ihese point - v"here it ;;s unaniur-as. i hav -. how ever, pront curefully .-. t i- th.- -vi Ien e ! al.-o. . l am satistie i tha. on the. whole, the court did sub stantial justii c. riEACS DOWN ( IN SCHi-E'i -It should demned tile etficit nt nignt whil Admiral a the other hav.- specifically Hi- failar t eufon : il . kade at San-.!::-Schley was in c imieand hand. I fe.-i th ;t the;- I :o I the i. n-asonable doubt whether he din not 1 iio.- his so,uadi"ii will! si'iiie: -:u e- ! 1 pedition ft-om j t to port. " The cnur ! ' is united in ronde riming" Adndt.'-l Schle 's a lion on ihe point u rl i e it i j-eems to me he most ?.-favdy erif-d. h.s retrogade movetnent, when h" aban doned the blockade: his disobedience i if orders, and misstatements or tact- in relation thereto. It should b.- re membered, however, that tie majoiitv of these actions, which tiie court ceii-:-ares, o curred tie weeks or ir.ore be fore th light ielf: and it cert liniy seems that if Admiral Schley's action.: v.eie censurable, h1 should nut ha be-n left as second in command under Ad mi red Sampron. " H is oh'enses ivci in effect con do aed when he was rot calb-d X-t a - oum for them. Admiral Samps'-;; after the tigiit .In nn oflh ial h-to r t t he d jiart meni. alluded for -1: lirr t time to Adrraral Sc hley's reitn-hen i hi condui t six -eks pre ii,u: 1..". 1 ; A-i-ndral Schley was guilt. of rep, t-h sible conduct of ;i kind which call '! for such notice from Admiral Sao:; -son. then Admiral Sampson oncdn no to ha ve l.-f ; hi mi as s -nior oftieer of the blockading sju idro.i n the third of July, when h i S;i m pi't j n .- t -a m- d avay i.n his proper ei r.tnd of commun ication with (J.-nt-ral Shaftej. (jrKSTli l.V -W- r;,,.. 'th.T-f lll-ni.-s, ili.-lris l-" :i:ilT. - i.nr j' si.l.-rsii so riiui-li uf i: ihis. th- T'oint Mil" iht- ii i-.l 1:1 tin- :.! &se OstricK Now Open Located in the Capitol Addition At end of car line IO minutei drive from center &f city a herd of gigantic ostriches, standing- 7 to Vi feet hiyh, weifrhing 2."0 to 4j0 lbs, also a lot of baby ostrich chicks just hatched, only a few days old, nnd a herd of Nubian ostriches just arrived after a two months' voyage, having been Imported direct from the Nubian Ieset to Phoenix. . VISIT our salesroom and see the pret lest display of ostrich feathers to be seen In the United States. Ostrich plume?. tips, boas, collars, fans, pompons, hair nov elties and, in fact, everything made out of ostrich feathers. Admission 25 cents. Open daily, including Sundays. s- n I DISMISSED BY PRESIDENT Set ween Admiral miial St hl-y, as t iMi.nd. e.nd as to i Siiinpson and t which was in ( . hi' h was entitle I' he rn-'i it . it fit :i r of tlii-m w.i: ally j etit it led to ' llelit credit J Mellilis. sklii i could have imisuitl and preemi iy special eshibit of courar-c. Tie- ourt led both ihese ,Ues 1 1 tfr of fact, i t unau- i leiiee tY--red upon and oisid j t tuns, but . as a rn t itnously . xi -luiled i hein t hrot;-h I fits:: I to hear its pre Admiral :i!ir.:Hiiu -I'd i e Sampson s i ! such '- lusi ;a. '.li t a led with i-.preyyi;ij; any i a i all: a r,d i:i ie i ' lie ma.'oj ity of t i I'liiire proprie;y i: ! opinion on these Pas. hov.'er er. bee: ; ident el" the ourt. point upon v hich point - Th ; iii itter r;.ised by the pre- Mo:e eel. 1L i" the Admiral S- hley in his ap 1 lays the most stress, a: h r. ie- e pei i a 1 1 y asks n;e t i o ! have. t!:-rrf ne. eaeei'ully i ied tiiis matter also, a'ld ha I myself upon u from t.i ! ot in format if in t m v c e I Ve-l U; ( ! iTilurir: source n.;in,j Tie I c.f Admiral to this, the . My a a appeal 1 court oi inoji! ppeal is d vo; bley I.. f pom: I'oni the t- this f:.-vio:i (f th siXt ? f the ;ue-Tion of command an 1 credit : thu to matter which the eui t of i;. d not consiili-r. It is Pi effect, tl from the action .f V . sideat " i h l ee y.-u rs as", wh-ii h d. app. -Kie.I in recomnienda;! tns for -.omo-various or!ie--r conieci 1 uith Siintias sijuailroti. basii: ih, v Tii::end t io-is upon his -.umate f lit to whic- th - (l;i, were ! t: ly e;:ti!e What I h:;. wh-'i her oj-di-I iajt t i. . ece; -ai-ily i.i -a i ion. of he engaged. Th tllerefoie, i: nt .i. Kinlej .'."!. This i irison of thi -omm:.' nders a comji f-re Ml huust i ial lepntts of the iiclio anew leave little to he brought ty.n out as the que:-tl-ei of Admiral S:i s,.n'.- r'ght to be .--nsid.Ted i:i ommand, whii h was deteroiiiv-d ij !"iv .r hy President McKinP v. l.il. i- l.v hithiTi.. it . t :.l:llt:r!:-( tl;e court .f limn, h is n be-n ott'.chiUy raised. I dee o se; ure statemenis from h rs of i ho p shi,-:- 4i th--i-.h-r hrou'-i'yn and th- Ne-.v Yor t he !l;:.e.-hips of t i;.- w.i admiral: whi. fi a-.r a. ti - en-jage.I ill tight. .d:::lra! Philip is dead. I ii -;raif- ttoin ,:s inag.--:;r.e article th - fitbr. written imiu -djately all r o -cut I"'- 1. i !: ilisr ill! xtl:: t f.-.ir.i til' tilt l:;:y let l --.t;ir -i-ii--):-!: V. l .-tfirc-il ..!. r. i V:ii.,. the :-t;i: i:iil-s fi r,.u rap. Kv : us si r:d oin a ud i olit i Titles : S of t he cap : ins m o'f'a ; .! repo'ts a ml fr m! .-:. v he;;i . i , ,ui r id i a :i'.;h, can n!!w i ft t a b i mty in i t .-s important out -' -;h ih'-i - i-- cciu'r ict as t j in.-- Wh- r: th - four Spanish out oi t lie harbiM the : had !-!': her p.i-.tion in th 1 lines ioity or forty-iie (I-ee. n. h'.: t -d th - .-ignal i ... 1 i,i. mi:. k-.ili; :lf-- iii--. d -irieitt of the hut had not th - s-i ond in comma:. dei -in-cl.i- f holttefl t;!t. si-; ( c'nmaiid to t; ; -pp'-ars by i:e tim s. hut not 1 1 charge, v iia h. as nal btn.'i. '.-..; Hiini"- efj when tlie i. i ommand ,:s As soon as he New York Ira ii lln- d.:-: nt ran ;i b: w hi i i, hoisting b. however. the signal t i I'..-.- nolle '.f , h" plain ight. and t:: ther from th; cast : hips than th" 1 1 1 . l.'rooklyn. which v.; of the line. As ships fppeiired. th -blockiih-is started I -orda ::- with tie Admiral t.'.tmpson. . . She was in ry much far ,st blo kading IV fraill t lie western:nost th Spanisli bi- A r.'.erica u d th em in ac irif orders ot TH K ; first "After thi purely on tu e e ch at ted own initiative. For some minutes the ipanim and American ves sels steadily nproachd one another, and the lighting was at its hottest. Then the already damaged Spanish shins turned to the v. -m ;n-d, while at j the same time, the ui'S-rnmcst Amcr i jean vessel, the BrooxP n. which was j the nearest to the Spanish line, turned J to the eastward, makhig a loop of a I hree-ipiai tcr irde, at th. end of e. -hich she again headed westward, far ther off from and farther behind the Spanish vessels tha n before the loop did begin, but st'H ahead of any of the American vessels, alt houh fartlvr ; outside. The exas. me n -rl to 1 the Brooklyn, either was. or con. eived J herself to I.e. put In sj. h j opar Jy by I the Brooklyn's turn toward her. th.at I she batked her em;ines coming ilmtst cr quite to a stan-ismi; so tnat bath the iregon and the Iow a. whi h were originally to the eastward of be;-, pas; e l her. and it was s,me t :!:: i::pr she ag'in ;taited befor- she- rimmed her former position relatively tl:e Spanish vessels. The Spanish vessels had straightened out in a column i r the west, the Colon going inside of the others and gradually forging ahead of ROOSEVELT Inquiry Sustained, Facts Strictures Regarding the i ih. it Tl-f t ithout s-ati riii1. two torpedo boats, I them oat of tie destroyed by the mut h whit li damage, had fol- harbor, lit e f rum th. re:. i most ! the Am and of the iHomeSlel straight in for them. ic.iu big vessels . w hii h headed paying no nnre he. d to their uuick-hr guns than to to t i I the whi leavy h hln- ai till ry of the exposed. f. was a Is. THE 'CKSriT. fight whic 1 "In the running fight which follow umil the Teresa. louendo ; n l Viz- a..a w-re destioped. the In iiatia gl ad ::.!! P.i opr-ed behind. alth ui;h sh tinue 1 io tin- until the last of the th.rt- vessel-.-, went ashore. The MroK yi was n head of any of t he ot h- r Aav-rieun essels. on a cmrr-e out s id theirs. She was nearly broadside on to the Spanish. Tne i". nn, Iowa J-f 'l 1 1 Trxas were UU dose t her and e et : ve'y engaged t hroughout mis run niiitr; rigiit. The ilrooklyn and ip'K.ii, followed at soo.'e tiistancf bv th" Teas, then co.ttinued in the chase f ; Th- Colon, whi-h w -nt nearly thirty mil s farther before she a is . went asnore. inuring tms chase of ine i olon th.---- was practically no lighting. "These are the fait. : t forth in th;' above statements of the captain and els-e.t-here in their oilit .al reports ;..d testimony. They leave no room f doubt on any imp artant point. "The 4-uestion of command is in this are nominal and technical. Admiral Snmpscn's sidp. the New York, was I -e.-ii at the outset of the light, from all the ships ex ept the Brooklyn. Four t.',:' tn' "v" ship captains have test i tied ;:,,t j that hey regarded ;im as prsi-nt and in ! in i ommand. Me y.naPed. "i lose in. !v,.- t he Peri as soon as (he lirst Spanish ,bf- j ship appeared. bt:t hi:1 signul was not j-x.- 1 ii by any Anu-vii -m v. :-s d. h actually under (ire from the forts, himself fired a couple of shots at loi-e of the action with the other I.. Ill its. in addition to signalling the liana just at the do-te of the nctbei. !hit during the r.'er from him of the ships tha gaged. SCHL.KY ai tifiri no; was receiv-il t w ere act i v i single bv ar.v ly cn- (.NAI.S. "Admiral Schley at the outset 'of the ai thai hoistd two signals of ( 'lear ship' and. "Close in." which were simply a ! ryin.v out I ie sta nding orders uf A Irmral Sa mpson as to h,. t should b - done if the en'"fi 's siiips att-i'ipt ! I to break out of the harbor. Until af'.er th.- close of the first portion of t he tU;ht . at the mouth of i he harbor and Ui til al ier he had made his loop a ad e- spa n is h ships w .-i . ii. ti n: to th1? Coninucd tin Sixth Pag."1.) t ) y V A It M I'll A K F, ST HEV KKACK. K plana tion by Physic ia - j. hig!i vrad-' physician al.vays I ready to guiib- one s habits and The -land at liseas", even if by that mean-, I many a fee. I he los. Food and drink are important fac tors , r"l :tllig to he-dth. , j I ir. Win. It. Blackwcod. s;. N. 2Jrd i St., I'hiladelphia, I'a.. rites on the j subject and remarks alwnu tiie need ff some warm drink for ii cakfast but deprecates the use of coffee In-canse of its effeet on the health. He refers to th" fati that the heat of a warm break- j fast beverage is Important i ti causing ilie necessary alvtne evacuation which! shou Id Invariably follow breakfast. 1 " Pei sonally. I hail been quite nervous j froiu over(rk for a time and neither ( cofr'ee nor tea seemed to agree with me, i consequently 1 looked around for some' other pleasant breakfast beverage, for ! a long time without success, until 1 got ( ladd of the article under f onsiip'ration tpostumi. ; i his pioved pleasing to the ;.s abo very strengthening. is so nearly that of a really good coffee as to completely take its place after be ginning Ps habitual use. 1 attach nn:- h importance to that word "habit ual." for if you desire to have all of the benefits centered in this article you must sink to ii right along. I have proved to my own satisfaction that Postum is all right if persevered in. Some of my acquaintances and pa li ids have tak-n up Postum and ifter a first trial abandoned its use, then some have afterward formed the habit of drinking it when shown how really simple the preparation is which rer-ults in a fine cup of Postum contain-'t-'-r nutritive elements." Th. D.Ktor mentions, in confidence, two cases of severe prostration from al coholism which were ultimately cured , -ui.l the patients restored to health I through his treatment and taking away j jM whiskey. coTee and tea ami giving ii.eni in nlace Postum Food Coffee. The Ijoctor concludes his letter with i this statement. "Relieving that a letter i 'roia a physician, w no tias studied ul- t many years in di.Trent climates I in 1 among different races, would be of I -ome value, I write to do what I can to forther the use of this eillc'ent product, which surely must be of great advan tage to invalids as well as to the gen eral community." HE KILLED A MEXICAN. I Anil Is Now nn CVoupant of a Mexican ! Jail. j Katclt I'nsB. Tex., Felt. iiGeoreo Har pt-r. In h a rj? - i f t h- v.. i n m issa ry ; at Saiitl.nwo. la Nnrthv.cnirn DinaiiK.i t on nn.fxtfii.Mion of thi- .Mexiian Intt-r-' uatifMiitl railway, now uiuir rnnHtrur- j l ion. is i I Hlioot lug f i jail th;' iharpeil with Mexican. in ji:;mini'ido I ii as in. nm.ni.ni.-a.io tor seventy- 11 waM (wo noui-H. out is now allowed to w-? his lawyer. He is a Him of Hev. John T. Ilarper. a Methodist minister, tow living in wan aiiioiuo ami well Known in Southwest Texas. ' -" onx.wv CAjnntKn. A M t'! d.'rer of a Captain lungers. of Texas Kl Paso. Tex., Feb. l!.-Ilamon Oal indo. leader of the Island hand outlaws, who in 1X1-3 ambushed and killed rap tain J.mes of the First Texas rangers. has been captured by Ed Hryant, an ! px-rang.r. la Undo has been hiding. I but recently became involved in a j shoot int? affray in bona A na county. ' New Mexico, and his return' from Old I Mexico was reiHrtd to the n dicers here, who have since been on the lonk out for him. WU II,IKI A CM IN AM AX. Cincinnati. .. F. 19. Hugh Mc iJovern. a brother of Terry Mctlovern. easily knocked out Ching Fong. the Chinese pugilist, in the ltrst round at 'ovir.gton, Ky., toni.ht. -o - A MERGING OF SMALL BANKS A Plan to Unite Several in a ! Great Securities Company Combination of Institutions Through- ou the Country in a Community of Interests Flan-Expected Benefits! TMM n. ; - 1 Nrw York. Feb. !!. The big Itanks of . this city and of the other principal I cities of this country, including the so called Morse chain of banks, are not to have everything their own way any longer if the plans of certain capital ists to con -oli date under one ma nag" ' '?ent a hundred or mor-or-4t-f smaller ' banks in the principal cities and states of th; tin ion are successfully carried ' out. i According to th plan mentioned, as explained today by on: of its promoters. : it is purposed to practically unite under j nni management, and in a community of Interest, some c;f the principal small- ! j er bank of the c ountry. This is to be j d ne by m ans of a securiii -s company , that has been i;r will be organized I under the laws of New Jersey for that I j put pose. It was said that thp capital ; of the securities company would prob ; ably be b-twten $.Vi.imm,i and 3" 101, j e-ie.if.-o. and that at least l'w banks ; would be rm!)!-!!'. ?:l in th plan. I A New .Tt-rsey charter would be nmie u- of for th- purpose, because New i Jersey is the cnlv state in the union j that grants charters to financial ir- purations do business outside of the . state. The acquiring the control of th.se banks and placing them virtually , under ine management. beside. strengthening them in arious ways as l against the competition of th larger! institutions, would result, it was said. i'i I it eel y Increasing their usefulness and make the holding of their slock a very profitable investment for the s.- ctiritieH company. If this plan in carried into effect suc cessfully, as contemplated, it would m mti that the branch bank system that is so success Tully operated in Can- ada and Great Britain will, in effect, j ite in operation in mis country, oniy in another way that is. through the me- j dium of the securities company plan. FINANCIAL Markets 6 enerally Dull Copper Went Off a Little in London. New York. Feb. la. The principal ac aste and j tlvity in today's stock market concen ts flavor i t rated in the final hour, when the Un- ion Pacific and St. Paul, after being ! quiet all day, suddenly pressed up j I about a point over last night. j j STOCKS. ! Atchison. 77: preferred. 1 j O.. 54: C. tic S.. IS; preferred, 66"; . second preferred. ;4; C, C, C. & St. j L... mVk: Erie, 3!4: Great Northern. I I preferred. lio'-j: Manhattan. 133" ; j j Metropolitan, ldP, Missouri Pacific. HV: N. J. Central. 103: N. Y. Central. llfU: Pennsylvania, lal: St. L. & S. F.. ) 1 preferred. S3: second preferred, ! 734,: St. Paul. 16;; Southern Pacific, ti'i'st Union I -no i tic. PKI: Amalga ! mtd Copper. 6'tS,: Anaconda, 33; Sugar. V. C. H. Steel. pro Western Union, Santa ferred. Mf: Ee "upper, 3-V m BONIS. Refunding 2s registered and coupon, l'S ": 2s registered and coupon, los; 'new 4s registered . and coupon. RE1 old 4s registered and coupon, registered and coupon, l'tfi. METALS. Feb. 19. Copper was ".s New York, lower for spot at London, with futures at 7s, 6d off. spot closing at "3. l's. and futures at ."4, l"s. Local prices closed with lake at li4l2c. electrolytic at 124gl2i and casting at I2&rc? li. I Lead was steady and unchanged at i 4jfcc. London lead closed unuhansed at 11, 12s. fid. Spelter was ttrm at 4.Li4 4.172 here, and London was unchanged at 17. 17s, C. Bar silver, 5ri,e: Mexi can dulliirs, 43,c. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. Oiicaffo, Feb. 10. Grains were in the! dull ml toi In v. lit si tihtir;t wi u t lit ' j UUpITlI1,lSl characteristic. May wheat! I cioscu 'mv lower, amy corn was a KriaUe ; (lown aml May iilts yHC lmV(.r. Pn, j vlidons HaB,Ml .-, t 1lm. -pressed. I May wheat ojHii-d at Tsvi to 7Sc. I ; touched 77, closed at TsVsl-.'. j i Alay rorn (pened at 6P4c slid off to ! oe. closed at CP-ic. ' May tiats opened at 4?t eloped at 43&e. . . . . j - OATTLK AND SHEKP. I Ohlcajc. Feb. 19. Cattle Receipts, lK.Cao, including 5iH Texans. Oood to j prime steers, J6.50ii 7.20; poor to mc- diurn, $4.0"iJ 6.50; stockers and feeders. $2.7.imoAHi; cows. Sl..'i r.3"; heifern, I t'ZSWa r.r.y; canners, $l.'27fn'Z.'&i; bulls. $2..-iiVi4.6(: calves, SJ.rrfift 7.2a: Texas fed steers, St.rafr 5.7a. I Sheep Receipts. 2).K). Sheep steady: ) lambs weak to P'c lower. Saod to ! choice wethers. $4.7af .".2r.; fair to j choice tnixed. S'i.Sf.'o 4.60; wester n sheep ; and yearlings, 4.rfiff 6.00; native lambs, j $3.7.V6.Cn; western lambs. $.'.2.V 6.T. WOOL AND HIDES. York. Feb. !. Hides i N (paiet : woj1 firm. VICTIMS HKU) THE HOUSES. I Guthrie. O. T.. Feb. 10. A band cf outlaws terrorized the tuwn of Harris burg, I. T., by shooting up the place t:day and robbing- the stor s and citi i zens. The ownersofihe principal stores ! were made to hold the horses of the outlaws', while they did the work of robbery. A posse of federal nfficers in ! on the trail. IMPENDING W EATH Ell. Washington. Feb. 19. New Mexico and Arizona Fair Thursday anil Fri day: north winds. Wyoming Fair Thursday with ris ing temperature; Friday fair; variable winds. A CASHIEIt'S SENTENCE. David City. Neb.. Feb. lit. A. H. Gould, the dofauiiinu e.-.shier of t Yi I Belle wood bank, who list by specula- tion a cmarter of a million dollars, was t sentenced to eight years ' tentiarv today. the peni- AKIZONA S STONE FORESTS. W ashington. Feb. ij The house com mittee on public lands today reported a bill making a poblic rwervation of a tract of land in Arizona, including the -H-tritied forests. FOUGHT TO A PdflAYV 1!- After six rounds Chicago. Feb. of fast work th fight between Jaci; McClelland, of Pittsburg, and Eddii Santry tonight was declared a draw. PEACE PLAN PRESENTED Civic Federation. New York. Feb. 19. The first meeting of theexeeutivecommittee of 31 appoint ed by the National Civic federation to arbitrate labor troubles, was held here today with Senator Hanna in the chair. The object or the gathering was tn re ceive a report n the working plan by means of which strikes, lockouts and cth. r fcrms of disputes between capi talists and the laboring class may be settled. This plan, presented by a sub committee, was In the form set in the by-laws, which provide that the chair- man c.f the executive committee of the federation shall appoint a committee j on concilliation, to consist of nine mem- I hers, three of whom shall be selected j from each group of the executive com ; mittee. representing capital, labor and , the general public, whose duty it shall i be, at the request of the chairman, upon information of a threatened strike or lockout cf more than local magnitude, to use its good offices in restoring har j monlaus relations, reporting its action j to the executive committee. 4 Should the efforts of the conciliation : committee prove ineffective, and should 1 both parties to the dispute desire the ! service of the executive committee, it is directed that they may be invited to IMPORTANT... The agency of the Orient Insurance Company Of Hartford, Connecticut, has beeu transferred from J. Ernest Walker & Co. to Dwight B. Heard, corner of Center and Adams Sts., to whom all unpaid premiums should be paid, and at whose office all business of the com pany, of any nature, should ii2; 5s;be transacted. ORIENT INSURANCE COMPANY, of Hartford, Conn. By D. C. OSMUN, JR., ' Special Agent. THE HUMANITY OF WAR FACTS FOR THE SENATE Reply hy Secretary of War to Stories of Cruelty Toward Filipinos Every Charge, the Secretary Said, Made Against ' the American Soldiers Had Been Investigated, and Had Been Proved to Be False There Might Have Been In stances of Severity Provoked by the Natives9.; Savage System of Warfare The Sc-called "Water Cure" for Silence Said to Be a Myth. I ! Washington. Feb. 1C. llsponding to ; an inquiry fioni Senator Lodge, the ! secretury of war today sent to the sen- j ate a number of papers bearing upon j the charge that cruelty is practiced by : the American troops on the natives of . the Philippines. Senator L,od?e pre- ! sentc I Am: the documents in the senate. ng the documents forwarded are I th- records of thirteen investigations , into such charges, and tha secretary l says ewry report or char pre of this de- rcriptton which has at any time been j brought to the uctic-e of the war rte I partment has been made the subject i of prompt investigation. He adds that ' in substantially every case inquired into j the report has proved to b? either un ' founded or grossly exaggerated, j He also says the department is en t gaged in conducting an investigation into the charge made by the senate, last f week that the "water cure" is the j favorite torture by Americans and t especially by the Maccabee scouts to j furee natives to give information, and . tnflt a soldier who was with General j ! Funston had stated that he had helped ; to administer the "water cure" to lJo natives, all- but twenty-six of whom died. He enclosed a copy of a letter received from General Funston, dated February 2, 19"2, in which he declared that the statement is an "atrocious lie. without the slightest foundation of f;et," and alfo a U tter from Lajtaienaiit "VTitsnn. commander of the Maccabee Ft outs, to the same effiH-t. .Copies of the army regulations pro- If I hiblting cruelty w.-ra also forwarded. - as were the memoranda in forty-four .cases of oiihers, soldiers nnd camp fol lowers w ho have been tried and thirty nine of them Were convicted fcr a vio lation of these orders. Presenting the other side of the pic ture. Secretary Boot says: "The war on the part of the Filipinos has bejn conducted with the barbarous cruelty common among uncivilized racr?, and with a general disregard of I the rules of civilized warf.ne. Tliey de liberately adopted the policy of killing l all natives, however peaceful, who were f friendly to our government, and in j literally thousands of instances these f pour creatures, dependent upon our ; soldiers for protection, have been assas- sinnted." , "The Filipino troops frequently fired upon our men from under the protection of l tags of truce, tortured American ' prisoners who had fallen into their hands, buri.-d alive both Americans and ' friendly natives and horribly mutilated ; th bodies of American dead. That tne soldiers fighting against such an enemy and with their own eyes witnessing such deeds should occasionally be re gardless of their orders and retaliate by unjustinliable severity is not incred ible. That such occurrences have been . sanctioned or permitted is not true." That tne , "--dect two employers and two wage earners from the executive committee to serve as an arbitration board. Should th? four find it necessary to appoint an umpire to finally decide the; dispute, they may select a fifth member from the division representing the public. Should the controversy seem of such magnitude as to justify such an action, the officers of the executive committee shall be authorized to call a meeting of the entire executive committee to con sider the situation and take such action as may, in its judgment, be required. The Evans Loan and Investment Go. ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 15, 1S85 Lend Money on Improved Real Estate Have for sale an extensive list of Improved and unimproved city, suburban and country realty, containing many attractive offerings, which is furnished on application. HAVE MANY RESIDENCES FOIt SALE AND FOR RENT. Tender Their Service! to Conservative Money Lenders , . J. W. EVANS, C. J. CORNELL, PpcHldent. hecrolnry THE PHOHNIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX. ARIZONA. Paid-up Capital, tion.mi hii-i.1. Rn1 t.'mlivMed Profits, tsft.om. E. E. GAG E, President. T. W. 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The senatd i continued the consideration of the Phil ( ippines tariff bill to!a(. the main j speeches bing- made by Mr. nurrown ' j or Michigan for the bill and Mr. Money I "f Missouri against the bill, although Messrs. Mitchell of Oregon, Forakcr of Ohio, MaTlury of Florida and Tillman :;f South Carolina all tok mora or less prt In the general debate on the sub ject. Mr. Money maintained that it was not so much the Question of what could be dons with Filipinos as it was to legis late in the interests qf -our own peo Pl?. There were several rather lively '.xch:u!ges between -Air.: Foraker And th? opposition senators during the de-hat-. .'.' TALKED AROI'XD IT. The House's Evasion of the Indian Appropriation Bill. W ashington, Fe b. ID. A ga i n to day the general debate on the Indian appro priation bill was devoted almost entire ly to extraneous topics. . As on yeter dnv. the issue raised by Mr. Wheler cf Kentucky a f&w days ago, came In for- consitra bU-m weweoa unil wa-wh feature of the session Mr. Cromwell of hio. republican; Mr." KeriTof'ldli rois, democrat, and Mr. Fleming of Georgia, democrat, added their views to thi- literature on the subject, but It was Mr. Boutelle- of Illinois, republi can, who entertained the house most. He was well fortified with material, and with exceedingly good temper and a trenchant display. of wit. he traced he history of what Mr. Wheeler had called "truculent sycophancy as he said, from the day when the first dem ocratic president purchased a bogus coat of arms, to the entertainment of fueen Llliuokalani. by the last demo cratic president. . He.-finally dismissed the whole subject by saying that it should be .accepted abroad as one. of the erratic and sporadic fthases of American humor. Mr. Hamilton "of Michigan, republi can, enlivened the proceedings with an er tertsining sieeev on trusts. Other speakers, were Mr..,Little of Arkansas, who discussed the conditions in the In dian territory: Mr. Corliss of Michigan, who spoke on the Pacific cable: Mr. Stephens of-Texas, on statehood for -Oklahoma; Mr. Sulzer of Naw York, on Increased pay for letter carriers: Sir. Fitzgerald c.f New York, on the educa tion of the Indians: Mr. Jackson of Kansas, cm the election of senators by the vote of the ieople, and Mr. New lands of Nevada, on the bill to redeem silver dollars in. gojd. . - . The executive committee may appoint auxiliary committees to deal with lo cal disturbances, the rules governing the snme to be in harmony with the general purpose erf the industrial de partment. At the close of the meeting Senator Hanna said: "The meeting was very satisfactory. Thirty-two of the thirty six members were present and the spirit displayed was splendid. We feel delighted with, the results of our ef forts towards utrer harmony between capital and labor."