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SLIGHT 8118 OF PEACE
Taylor Asks a Conference Willi Senator-Elect
Blackburn.
Tin Agreement SI ill In Ilis Hands A
Faction ot the ltepnblicnns UrRliiK
llim to Continue III Resistance.
They Aeense the Democrats of Hav
iiiKT Sinister IJcsIprns to Obtnin
Kvcry AilvnntnKc mid MnWe Xo lie
turn Tin I'rmnlKC to Repeal tlic
Vresent Election I.nw ot Binding:.
Soldiers "Withdrawn Kroiu. the
Streets During Fnnernl Services.
FRANKFORT. Ky., Feb. 7. There is
.little likelihood that the peace negoti
ations will como to a close today. Taylor
was closeted all moraine with the vari
ous State officials, and some of his legal
advisers. He refused to talk to any news
paper men. However, it was learned that
jhs Mr. Goebel's remains would lie in state
today, and be buried tomorrow, negoti
ations would remain in statu quo. The
way which at first seemed so clear is be
coming more stormy, as flic Republicans
throughout the State are learning what
the proposed peace terms are. The men
at the head of the militia, the legal ad
visers of Taylor, and most of the State
officers, are all opposed to any peace terms
whioh favor the Democrats," and give in
return only a doubtful promise that the
Goebel Election law will be repealed or
modified.
All this morning telegrams have been
arriving from Republicans all over the
State advising Taylor to stand firm. The
opposition recorded in Louisville has been
echoed in every town in the State. The
general opinion Is that the Democrats are
playing a "tails I .win, heads you lose"
Kaine. Secretary of State Caleb Powers,
the young politician and attorney from the
mountains, is the leader in this opposition.
He said this morning: "I can't under
stand what the Governor means by even
considering such terms; they are not terms
at all. they constitute an unconditional
surrender. What does he get in return?
Nothing but the vague promise that the
Goobel Election law will be repealed. How
does he know that the promise Is genuine
or, that if it K the men who are making
It will have the power to keep it?"
Taylor has asked for a conference with
Sonator-elect Blackburn and Former Gov
pernor McCrcary. He has not as yet con
sented to sign the agreement and General
Collier said it would not be signed in its
presont shape. The story of a deal by
whioh Taylor would be Governor, provid
ing he signed the certificate of Senator
Biadkburn, is absurd.
The headquarters of the provost guard
has been abandoned and orders have been
issued calling in the solders from duty on
guard aroand the city. One explanation
of ibis is that it has been dose peHdlng the
funeral services and that the whole matter
of oity patrol has been turned over to the
ettac.
State Senator Triplett was one of the
first Democratic members of the Legisla
ture to return. He says the agreement is
expected to be signed within the next few
hours and the whole matter settled. Oth
er legislative Representatives and State
Sonators are expected soon. But one at
tempt has so far been made to arrest
members of the Legislature. That was on
Monday, when Representative Cox, of An
derson county, while en route home, got
wind of military officers in pursuit. He
whipped up his horse and distanced the
militia who pursued him.
Detectives arc at work in hopes of se
curing evidence to apprehend the assassin
of Goebel. It Is said that the window from
which the shot was fired has been located
and thoy are hopeful of obtaining a clew,
if in fact, they have not already secured
tho names of the persons in the rooms
from which the shot was fired.
The town is filling up with people to be
jtrooiH at the funeral services to be held
oer Mr. Goebel's remains tomorrow. The
business houses are all draped in mourn
ing and the slow falling rain and fog is
in keeping with the gloom hanging over
the city. Each train brings crowds, and
floral designs and displays come from all
quarters.
REPUBLICAN SENATE OBJECTS.
lolly Sn?i tin' Irmltcrv "Will Not
Aliidc by the Treaty.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 7. State Sena
tor Jelly, who was elected President pro
tern, ef the Republican Senate now at Lon
don, wired Taylor today that the legisla
tors wore against the agreement and would
not abide by it.
THE MINOR STATE OFFICERS.
KeimltlicmiK Sny These Contests "Will
lit Settled in Federal Courts.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Fob. ".Former Gov
ornor Bradley said today that he was at
work on immediate and important plans
that wore being pushed for the minor Re
publican State officials. This is to file
seven injunction suits in the courts
against the Goebel State Election Board,
restraining it from seating the Democratic
contestants for those offices. Injunctions
in the cases of the minor offices will have
standing in the Federal court, but not In
the gubernatorial contest. Former Gov
ernor Bradley "was very reticent and re
fused to state his grounds for the injunc
tions. Taylor is being urged by the Louisville
Republicans not- to accept the Louisville
agreement. The City Republican Commit
tee meets today to urge him to hold the
fort and the Republicans of the State
are up in arms against it.
HUNTING THE ASSASSIN.
Lawyer Employed by the Goobel
Family to Assist Detective.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 7. Messrs Ar
thur and Justus Goebel have employed
Gol. T. C. Campbell, of New York, and
formerly of Cincinnati, one of the most
"distinguished criminal lawyers in the Uni
ted States, to aid in running down the as
Easiin or their brother.
Colonel Campbell has great tact in such
cases, it is said, and is as shrewd in the
role of detective as he is in that of an
attorney. Colonel Campbell is only one of
the several lawyers who have been re'a'n
ed by the Goebel brothers. He will come
to Frankfort today on the special train
bearing Governor Goebel's body, and wi 1
remain until arrests are made. It is un
derstood that the information alieidy se
cured implicates prominent men in the
conspiracy to murder Goebel.
Flyxin's Business Coilesrc, Sth and K.
$5 Census Office Lisuunalion- $3.
THE FINANCIAL DEBATE.
3Ir. Turner Addresses the Senate on
the Gurrency Hill.
Mr. Turner of Washington, in accord
ance with a notice heretofore given by
him, addressed the Senate in opposition .to
the Currency bill, at the close of the
routine business today. He spoke in part
as follows:
"We have before us for consideration,
both the original bill as it passed the
House of Representatives, and the substi
tute drafted by the majority of the Finance
Committee of this body, and reported to
us by the latter in lieu of the original
bill. The provisions of both measures are
identical in their essence, and are intend
ed to effectuate precisely the same ob
jects. The only difference is that the
language of the substitute is a little more
subtle than that of the original bill, and
accomplishes by the indirection of neces
sary but veiled construction some of the
objects which the House bill openly and
candidly avows.
"I think I shall show the essential
agreement of the two measures before I
conclude my remarks, and since the House
bill may in the end prevail against the
Senate substitute, I think It safer to ad
dress my remarks to both measures rath-
l er than to the Senate substitute alone.
"The first and most important object
of this legislation, as I read it, is to fix
and fasten on the American peopie forever,
the single gold standard, and, by remov
ing from the arena of contention the only
nation whose voice in favor of silver
might compel the respect of other nations,
to fasten that standard on the world
forever.
"The next great object is to establish
in favor of the National banks of the
country a monopoly In the issue and con
trol of all money save gold, and thereby
to establish the great trust of trusts,
around which all others shall revolve,
paying homage to it in time of prosperi
ty and drawing substance Tind support
from it In the hour of adversity and
threatened disaster.
"These are the two great primary ob
jects of both the House and the Senate
bill. In devising the machinery to ac
complish them k has been thought proper
to decree several other results which in
the light of the primary ends sought may
be called subsidiary, but which are so
startlingly brazen in their disregard of
the rights of the people, that if they stood
alone they would command amazed and
indignant attention from every lover of
his country and his kind. For instance,
it has been thought proper to strike down
and reduce to the condition of token
money the six hundred million, dollars of
silver money in the country now coined
and in circulation, thus changing by a
stroke of the pen an asset of six hundred
million dollars belonging to the United
States and its people, into an Indebted
ness due from them for that stupendous
sura.
"Another subsidiary result decreed is the
increase by a quarter of a billion of dol
lars of the market value of the Interest
bearing obligations of the Government In
the hands of their Individual holders. This
is to be dene, not by legitimately appro
priating the credit of the Government, and
thereby benefiting the holders of our se
curities. No one could complain of that.
But it is to be done by giving up and sur
rendering a valuable option declared in our
favor by the almost unanimous voice cf
the Government to exist as early as the
year 1S7E. and which the Government ex
pressly declined to surrender at the time
of one of our later bond Issues, although
then offered S 16.000.000 to give up the op
tion in connection with that bend issue.
"Another subsidiary object decreed ij the
contraction of the circulating medium of
the country to the extent of more than
$600,000,000. until such time as the national
banks may have increased their capitaliza
tion sufficiently to enable them to supply
the deficit, thus incurring the certainty cf
great loss and incouvenience. and the very
great risk of improbable disaster.
"Another most remarkable means to the
accomplishment of the ends sought is the
vesting in the Secretary of the Treasury cf
the power in executing the main purposes
of the law, to issue at will and ad libitum,
the interest-bearing bonds of the nation.
The people of the country will not so-n
forget the extraordinary course resorted to
by Mr. Cleveland to extricate his Adminis
tration frpm its finaucial difficulties, when,
instead of using the $500,000,000 of full legal-tender
silver money then lying in the
Treasury, he increased the interest-tearing
debt of the country to the extent of
more than $250,000,000, by borrowing that
amount of money in gold and issuing the
bonds of the Government therefor.
"With the same amount of silver money
Etill in the Treasury, it is now gravely
proposed to confer on the Secretary of the
Treasury, as an ordinary, everyday pre
rogative, and for the Very purpose of de
stroying the debt-paying quality of that
silver, the power which Mr. Cleveland ex
ercised in the last resort and as a des
perate expedient, and all this in the face
of a record of Republican clamor and
abuse and objurgation against Mr. Cleve
land only six years ago in both branches
of Congress and in the public press, and
of protestation in favor of silver and of
denunciation against those who would de
base and disgrace it, which ought to estop
and conclude any political party from pro
ceeding in the same direction now, and
which would conclude and estop any party
not calloused to criticism by a reliance on
the power of wealth for its success rather
than on the intelligent voice of the com
mon people of the land."
Mr. Turner then sought to show by an
analysis of the House and Senate Cur
rency bills that the foregoing general
summary of their purpose and effect is
well within the limit of their provisions,
and that the two bills are in effect one
and the same measure. In conclusion Mr.
Turner said:
"Who can say how long this increased
output of gold is 'to continue? And when
It ceases, as it must do, sooner or later,
what barrier are we to then interpose
against the renewed appreciation of money
and the renewed depreciation of all other
forms of property? When that process
shall again -commence and proceed as far
and as rapidly as it did from 1S73 to 1900,
our farmers will be serfs, our mechanics
bondmen, and our laborers slaves. With
the Immediate past behind them and its
lessons graven on their minds; with the
prospective future before them, and its
consequences so clearly pointeiLout, to as
sume that the silver question is dead, so
long as the masses of our people -have
votes to give, is to say that they do not
deserve to be free and that they ought to
be slaves."
At the close of Mr. Turner's speech, Mr.
Bates addressed the Senate in opposition to
the bill under consideration.
INTEREST-BEARING NOTES.
5Ir. Vest Proposes nn Amendment to
the Fituiiicc Bill.
In the Senate this morning Mr. Vest
gave notice of an amendment to the Fi
nance bill. It provides that the Secretary
of the Treasury shall have printed $200,
000.000 of bond Treasury notes to be legal
tender for all debts public and private,
and to be issued, in sums of not less than
$100, to persons or corporations depositing
United States bonds to the same amount
the notes to bear the same Interest as such
bonds.
.Vortollc A AVnshinsrton Steamboat Co.
DcliKlitful trips dally at C:S0 p. in. to Old Point
Comfcii Newport News, Norfolk; and Virginia
Beach. Tor schedule, sec page 7.
A Boer Despatch Reports the Re
pulse of Buller.
A Telegram From the Burs; hern'
Headquarters Says tlie KnKlish
Crossed the Tiifi-.eln artnulny Under
Cover of u Heavy Fire Compelled
to Retire to 1'otBletcr's Drift.
PRETORIA, Feb. 6. A telegram from
Boer headquarters says General Buller
crossed the Tugela on Monday at two
points under cover of a ncavy fire. The
British, It says, have been driven back on
Potgieter's Drift.
DURBAN, .Feb. C All correspondence
with General Buller's forces at the Tuge
la has been stopped for several days. To
day General Buller telegraphed for 100 ad
ditional stretchers.
LONDON, Feb. 7. The War Office con
firms the report that General Buller ro
crosscd the Tugela on Monday last. His
subsequent operations, according to official
advices, are apparently still progressing, no
information having beeii received as to the
result.
BOERS FORCED TO RETIRE.
General MniI)oiiuId HocoiitioUrliiK
Alonji the Rii't Itivcr.
MODDER RIVER, Feb. 5 (.12:20 p. m.).
Cen. Hector MacDona'd brought the
Highland Brigade to Kocdoosberg at neon
yesterday, and now holds Koodoosbcrg
Drift and Kopje, north of the Riet River,
besides another position adjoining.
The brigade left Mcdder River at dawn
on February 3, and made two marches.
The march from Frasers Drift, early on
yesterday, was made under a scorching
sun, and tested the endurance of the men.
It was the first forced march many of
them had made since their arrival in Sojth
Africa, yet the hospital reports last night
showed that all were fit to fight, and today
the men look much harder.
The Boers have two laagers in the m
cinity of Koodcosberg. One of these, the
nearest one. is the Kamcelhoek, about five
miles to the northeast. The other one
is some distance to the west, where they
are trying to draft Colonial Dutch into
their forces.
At dawn today two mounted parties of
Boers, in all about sixty men, approached
the Bntlbh on the north, but fled when
pickets of the Ninth Lancers fired on them.
General MaeDonald, who was personally in
command, had the Highland Light Infantry
in camp all night on the north bank of the
river t dawn the British cavalry recon
noitred about 300 Boers and exchanged
shots with them. The burghers retired to
the northeast.
In addition to his other troops General
MacDonitld's command includes the Sixty
second Field Artillery, and a pontoon sec
tion of engineers. A storekeeper at Koo
dcosberg, named Blankenberg, wanted to
make a trip to Cape Town. General Mac
Donald assured hlmi of the saftey of his
property during his absence.
THE BOERS ADVANCING.
iiiitiltnnroni Attacks on the Out
posts of the Hritish.
LONDON, Feb. 7. A despatch to the
"Central News," dated Sterkstroom. Feb
ruary 7 (S:30 a. m.) says: "The Boe s ad
vanced against the British position early
this morning. Simultaneous attacks were
made on the British outposts at Penbcek
and Bird's River Siding."
ROBERTS AND KITCHENER.
Cnpc Town Despatch! Say They
IIac Gone to the Front.
LONDON, Feb. 7. Detained and censor
ed Cape Town despatchesof February C
and 7 state that Field Marshal Roberts
and General Lord Kitchener and staff have
gone to the front. The despatches do not
mention their destination.
IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
.loh ii Redmond Denounces the AVnr
ns I n j lint nml Immoral.
LONDON, Feb. 7. The first business
before the House of Commons today was
the consideration of the amendment to the
address In reply to the Queen's speech pro
posed by Mr. John Redmond, Irish Na
tionalist member for Waterford city. This
amendment declares in effect that the time
has come when the war in South Africa
should be brought to a close on the basis
of the recognition of the independence .of
the South African Republic and Orange
Free State.
Mr. Redmond opened the debate with a
passionate attack on what he called an
"immoral and unjust war." He drew at
tention to England's "disgraceful isola
tion" and added that "only one nation
gave England her sympathy Turkey and
the Great Assassin."
Mr. Patrick Joseph Power, Irish Nation
alist Member for Waterford county, cast,
seconded Mr. Redmond's address. Among
other things, he said that the Irish prayed
night and day for the success of the
Boers.
Mr. Timothy Healy, Irish Nationalist
Member for Louth north, said the Irish
might say that the defeat of the Home
Rule bill had been avenged on Spion Kop.
The Boers, he said, used to have a great
feast known as Dingaau's Day, to com
memorate their ictory over the Zulus.
Later on they might add Buller's, Me
thuen's, Gatacre's, and Symons' Day.
Mr. Healy continued: "Gcd is not going
to be always with the English. The other
side wants a chance to syndicate Chris
tianity and take the Twelve Apostles into
their limited liabaility company."
PORTO RICAN CUSTOMS.
The Bill RcprnlntiiiBr Them Amended
by the House. Committee.
The Committee on Ways and Means this
morning amended the bill regulating Porto
Rican customs, and Mr. Payne was au
thorized to call up the bill in the House on
Thursday of next week.
The bill was amended so as to remove
any doubt as to the provision relating to
articles imported into the United States
which should bear internal revenue as well
as custom taxes. This applies particularly
to tobacco, which is to pay under the gen
eral provisions of the bill 25 per cent of
what Is paid by tobacco from other coun
tries, and when it reaches the United
States it is to pay the same internal reve
nue tax paid on tobacco in this country.
The provision regarding the application of
the revenue collected on goods to and from
Porto Rico to the expenses of the gov
ernment of Porto Rico, was also made
more explicit.
The Westminster nt 3Innlla.
The War Department was informed to
day of the arrivafof the transport West
minister at Manila with a cargo of horses
and mules, and the sailing of the trans
port Grant from Manila, for San Francisco.
THE SENATORIAL ENQUIRY.
More Citizens of Montana Give Evi
dence In the Clnrlc Chkc.
When the Senate Committee, on Privil
eges and Elections resumed the hearing of
the Montana bribery charges today, Mr.
j Faulkner called for Powell Black, and he
not being present, Georgo E. McGrath was
called to the witness stand. He is cm
ployed by the Civil Service Commission
at Chicago, and formerly lived at Butte,
where he,, published "The People," a
newspaper vhich he said was controlled
by Mr. Daly.
Mr. Foster asked "Did you take part in
the capital contest of 1893?"
"Yes, sir." j
"Are we going into that, dead issue and
remote question?" askgrt JMr.BIrncy.
"We propose to show tliat in 1&93 Mr. Daly
sought to put money intp the hands of
certain members of thej Legislature to
make It appear that that money had been
given' to them as bribes by" Senator Clark,"
announced Mr. Faulkner.
Mr. Chandler thought It "was too re
mote, but he was willing to submit the
question to the full committee.
Mr. Foster said the question at issue was
whether the money produced by White
side had been furnished 1y Daly or Clark.
It was material to show1 that Marcus Daly
had attempted in 1893 to make it appear
that Clark resorted to bribery.
"This investigation Is the committee's.
We do not -object to the admission of this
kind of testimony, provided we be given
the same right," said Mr. Campbell.
"If you are given the right to prove that
Mr. 'Daly sought to make it appear that
Senator Clark, iu 1893, attempted br.bry,
would it not be right to lef the other
side prove that Senator Clark did at
tempt bribery in 1S93V" asked Sena or
Turley.
"The defence would show that if Mr.
Daly attempted in 1S93 10 defeat Mr.
Clark by foul means he might a'so have
attempted it in lM'S and IS'J'J," said Mr.
Edmunds. "Now then we would like to
show that as Mr. Clark attempted u
bribe th" legislature in 1S93 he might also
have attempted the same'thing in WJi and
1S99."
-The opinion of Senator Chandler, Scn.tor
Pettus, Senator Hoar, and Senator P.itch
ard appeared to be that the cojimitte
ought not to so widen the scope of its
enquiry as to admit the evidence cffeied
by the defence. The cotpmlttee concluded,
at 10:15 o'clock, to go into executive tes
sion, that it might determine the ques.ion
of the admissibilty of Mr, McGrath's
statements.
At 11:23 o'clock the cominiitee resumed
Its open session. .Mr. Chandler announced
that the decision of the committee was to
exclude the testimony for the present.
Powell Block was recalled to rebut same
allegations made by Whiteside. He said
he had neer made any attempt to influ
ence Garr or Courow. lie had no arrange
ment with .Mr. SttPle or .Mr. Davidson to
work corruptly for Senator Clark.
The next witness was W. B. Bi-kford.
of Butte, whrf'is charged. 'by the memorial
ists with having beii one of Senatqr
Clark's principal agents. Bickford testi
fied that while he lived at Mis oula. ho
was for a pari of the time a law pinner
with II. C. Stiff. He did ask Stiff to pre
pare an abstract of the title of McLaugh
lin's property. -Stiff took the list of
property at that time, and I u a dors to d
that he wa& to attend to It-" said the wit
ness. "Did joii have any nnverstin with
him about the I-OKislsttMr'
"We may have had islk about the
Speakership content, but it rertalnly did
not occur in connection wUh the prepara
tion of the abstract of title of McLaugh
lin's property."
'Why dla you givo him the list of prop
erty?" "I considered htm a good lawyer. A
carettil man."
"Did jou tell Stiff that McLaush.ia
would vote for Clark?" "
"No. s-ir; I did not."
"Did you ever talk with Stiff abcu: his
vote for Clark?"
"I broached the subject of the candid ites
for Senator to como before the L'gsla
ture. and asked him how he felt about the
contest. Mr. StuT said he saw no reason
why he could not -vote for Sena o.- I'laik
if he (Clark) was tho' nominee of the
Democratic caucui."
"Did jou eer tay to "Stiff that if he
vcteci for Clark you would see that he wes
put on the rolls as one of Senator C. ark's
attorneys?" '
"I did not."
The witness told of the compensation
which he had agreed to sive Stiff for ex
amining the title to McLaughlin's prop
erty, $500, and which Stiff testified that
he looked upon as an offer to bribe. Bick
ford told of the contest between Daly and
Clark in the timber business. A large
part of Mclaughlin's properly was timber
land on Nine .Mile Creek, twenty-four
miles from Missoula. Bickford gave
strong reasons whj Senator Clark wanted
to get possession of McLaughlin's land.
Negotiations were entered into before it
was known that McLaughlin, was to be a
candidate for the Legislature. The prop
erty bought by Senntor Clark was deeded
to the Western Lumber "Company, which
is sometimes called the Clark Lumber
Company, in contradistinction to the Big
Blackfcot Lumber Company, contiolled by
Daly. .
At noon the committee took the usual
midday recess.
MR. PETTIGREW CRITICISED.
Senntor ntiitv Cnllw Attention o
Soiuo KMriit S(nl'ini'ii(M.
Following the routine business in (he
Senate today, Mr. Depcw called attention
to remarks made some days ago by Mr.
Pettigrew on the Philippine question, le
flecting on Mr. Schurman. President of the
Philippine Commission, and saying "the
fact of the matter is' we tried to bribe the
insurgents and failed. They would not
take gold." This speech had been brought
to the "attention of Mr. Schurman, and Mr.
Depew had a letter from him. calling the
statement a "preposterous" one, and one
absolutely without foundation.
Mr. Dcpew pointed out that at the time
when Mr. Pettigrew's speech was being
made Mr. Schurman was iu Washington,
and might have been s"e,on by Mr. Petti
grew, as was also Admiral Dewey. Mr.
Pettigrew's contention that the President
of the United States is a tyrant and
Aguinaldo a patriot entirely failed, said
Mr. Depew. His facts never turned out to
be true. -He might have applied for Infor
mation to Admiral Dewey, and President
Schurman, whose statements would be re
ceived by the people without question.
The Senator had based his contention on
an alleged proclamation; of Aguinaldo
translated by an anonymous translator and
published without any certificate of au
thenticity, continued Mr. Depew. That
testimony, Mr. Depew declared, deserved
no consideration, and was of no value. He
continued: '
"The facts or the alleged facts stated
by the Senator from South TJakota are like
Aguinaulo's army. Whenever the United
States troops appear,, there Is no army of
Aguinaldo; and whenever' the truth is let
in the alleged facts vanish into thin air.
This whole transaction is jio better than
the seat of Aguinaldo's Government, which
is nowhere except in the hat of Aguinaldo."
Mr. Pettigrew replied to JMr. Depew. and
Mr. Hoar enquired aa to the authenticity
of a reported speech of Mr. Schurman's
speaking of Aguinaldo as "an entirely hon
est man."
Mr. Depew could gitfe'hlm no information
on that point and the while matter went
over,
The Official Programme Issue, by
the War Department.
The DIspoKitloii of TroopH anil the
ArrniiKcmeutH for the Ileception of
the lloily nt the I'eniiHyl viuiln. Kuil
rond Depot The Ceremonies nt the
Church iJctnllH of the Services.
The official programme of the funeral of
the late Major General Henry W. Lawton,
was issued by the War Department this
afternoon. The body is expected to reach
Washington on, the Pennsylvania Railroad
tomorrow morning.
Mrs. Lawton has telegraphed Mrs. M. D.
Mitchell of 1C04 K Street, that she will
come direct to her house and will remain
there until the ceremonies are over.
The funeral programme follows:
1. The commanding officer, Fort Myer,
Va., will direct one troop of cavalry fully
officered to proceed to the Pennsylvania
Railroad depot, Thursday, February S, in
time to receive and escort the remains of
General Lawton to the Church of the Cov
enant, Eighteenth and N Streets north
west, placing the remains in the charge of
the present guard of honor now accompa
nying them.
2. The ceremonies at the Church of the
Covenant will take place at 2 o'clock p.
in. Friday, February 9. Admission to the
church will be by card, and these arrange
ments will be under the supervision of
I Col. Theodore A. Bingham, United States
Engineers, Superintendent of Public Build
ings and Grounds.
.'!. The escort will be assembled not lat
er than l:'M p. in. Friday, February 9, as
follows:
Cavalry In line facing south on K
Street, left at Connecticut Avenue.
Artillery Light Battery M and Siege
Battery O, Seventh United States. Aitiilery,
in columu of platoons, at full distance,
facing west on K Street, head of column
at Connecticut Avenue.
Infantry-Iu line facing east on Connec
ticut Aenue, light at K Street.
Artillery (foot) In line facing east on
Connecticut Avenue, on the left of the in
fantrj. United States Battalion of Marines In
line fnclng east on,. Connecticut Avenue,
right at or near N Street. Marine Band
will take position on the small plot of
ground in fiont of the church and play an
appropriate air when arms are presented
upon the appearance of the remains at
conclusion of church services.
J. The staff of the Commanding General
will assemble at the Phoreham Hotel at 1
o'clock p. m., and proceeding thence will
take position In line, facing south on N
Street, between Connecticut Avenue and
Eighteenth Street, in the following order,
fiom right to left: Assistant adjutant gen
eral. spcial aides, and the other members
of the staff iu the order of rank, the sen
ior on the right.
.". The carriage for the officiating clergy
and the caisson will be opposite the left
and right front church exits, respectively,
carriage of clergy leading. The carriages
for the pallbearers, mourners, members of
she former command of the deecased,
other officers, distinguished persons, dele
gations, jojieties. and civilians, in the
order named, from front to rear, will
assemble on N Street, the leading carriage
opposite the N Street church exit. At the
conclusion cf the church services occu
pants willuakft-uu-rlises. through N Strset
exit, and. the carriages will move thence
up Eiehleenth Street, turn about, and form
column following the caisson bearing ihe
rcnaius.
6. The Commanding General and staff
will move thence to tjie right of the line
on K Street, which will be the signal for
each organization to whei into column as
soon as it Is uucoered. The funeral
march will be maintained for a reasonable
distance from the church. The command
will then manh at quick time and atten
tion and continue until the order to march
at ease is communicated from the head of
the column.
7 The siege battery will leave the col
umn at the entrance to the Aqueduct
Bridge and proceed along the Canal Hoad
and return to its post.
S. The eavalv and artillery will main
tain full distance between subdivisions so
as to execute any change of formation re
qured by circumstances without halting
the column.
9. The column will proceed through Con
necticut Avenue and K Street west to
Pennsjlvunia Avenue: thence through
Twenty-fourth Street to M Street: thence
west on M Street to Aqueduct Bridge and
Fort Myer, Va., and will be organized as
follows:
Platoon of mounted police, Capt. M. A.
Austin, commanding.
Third United States Cavalry Band.
Mnjnr General Wesley Merritt and staff.
Major John A. Johnston, ssistant Adju
tant General.
Special Aides Brig. Gen. Ifrcd E. Bates
U. S. Army; Col. John F. Weston, U. S.
Army; Col. Theodore A. Bingham. U. S.
Army: Lieut. Col. Henry G. Sharpe, U. S.
Army; Capt. Joseph E. Kuhn. U. S. Army;
Lieut. T. Bently Mott, U. S. Army.
Aides Lieut. Col. William H. Carter. V.
S. Army; Lieut. Col. Culver C. SnlfTen, U.
S Army; Major William A. Simpson. U.
S. Army: Major Charles L. McCawiey. U. S.
.Marine Corps; Major Harvey C. Carbaugh.
U. S. Volunteers; Capt. Charles G. Treat.
U. S. Army; Capt. George O. Squire, U. S.
Volunteers.
Squadion Third U. S. Cavalry. Maj.
Henry Jackson commanding.
Light Battery M, Seventh U. S. Artillery,
Capt. M. M. Macomb commanding.
Siege Battery O, Seventh U. S. Artillery,
Capt. John R. Williams commanding.
Brigade of Foot Troops, Col. Francis L.
Guenther commanding, and staff.
Regiment U7 S. Infantry, Col. Edward
Moaie commanding.
First Battalion, Companies C. D. E, and
F, Fifteen U. S. Infantry, Lieut. Col.
Constant Williams commanding.
Second Battalion, Companies G, K, L,
and M. Fifteen U. S. Infantry, Maj George
A. Cornish commanding.
Third Battalion. Companies E, F. G. and
II, Second U. S. Infantry, Capt. Edmuud
K. Webster, commanding.
Regiment V. S. Artillery. Col. John I.
Rodgcrs, commanding.
First Battalion, Batteries E, G, K. and
N, Fourth IT. S. Artillery, .Major James
M. Lancanster commanding.
Second Battalion, Batteries A. B, L. and
M, Fifth U. S. Artillery, Major John B.
Burhank commanding.
Third Battalion, Batteries C, II. and N.
Fifth U. S. Artillery, O, Fourth U. S. Ar
tillery, Major Frederick Fuger command
ing. Battalion U. S. Marines, Major Randolph
Dickins commanding.
10. The U. S. S. Sylphe, U. S. N., Lieut.
W. K. Gise. commanding, wilt fire minute
guns as the funeral cortege crosses the
Aqueduct Bridge, and the commanding of
ficer Fort Myer will execute the provisions
of paragraph 430, Army Regulations, In
continuance of this salute.
11. On approaching the entrance to the
cemetery the column will be formed in two
lines, facing each other on opposite sides
of the road, the cavalry along the left
curb. The lightbattery, moving to the
rear of officers' quarters on direct road to
cemetery, will form line on the open
ground between the last set of quarters
and the hospital facing the cavalry. The
infantry will form line along the right
curb; the foot artillery along the left
curb, facing the infantry. The battalion
of marines will form line along both curbs
in such manner as to equalize the length
of line. Arms will be presented by bat
talion commanders as the remains ap
proach the lines.
12. The remains will be conducted to the
grave by the Commanding General and
staff, followed by troop G. Third U. S. Cav
alry, dismounted, Capt. Hardie command
ing, and preceded by the Third U. S. Cav
alry Band. Troops will remain In above
position until after conclusion of the cere
monies, when they will follow the Com
manding General and staff to the city, to
be dismissed and marched directly to their
respective conveyances to return to their
proper station.
13. Horses allotted to officers requiring
mounts will be assembled Iu the courtyard
of the State, War, and Navy Building, and
must be returned thereto.
14. Undress uniform overcoats, and leg
gins will be worn unless otherwise ordered
hereafter.
15. Officers desiring further information
will call at Room 220 State, War and Navy
Building between 'J and 11 a. m.
By command of Maj. Gen. MerritU
JOHN A. JOHNSTON,
Assistant Adjutant General.
EN" ROUTE TO WASHINGTON.
General I.nitoiiM Hod' Leaven Indl
miniioliM for TIiIh fit'.
INDIA'NAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 7. The spe
cial train bearing the body of General
Lawton and party left at 8:10 o'clock this
morning over the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Mrs. Lawton stated that she is much
refreshed with the two nights' rest which
she had here, they being the first nights
which had not been spent In traveling
since the party left Manila. The, train will
make short stops in Columbus, Pittsburg,
Harrisburg, and Baltimore, but the body
will not be removed from the train until
it reaches Washington.
THE BERRY STREET CAR BILL.
The Honxe Uiitrlct Committee Henrs
ArtiiimentM in Hh Fnvflr,
Representative Berry of Kentucky, who
introduced a bill providing a 3-cent car
fare and eight tickets for a quarter, ves
tibuleJ cars, and an all-night car service,
appeared before the House- District Com
mittee this morning, and made an ex
tended argument. He argued that t'ae
street cars in Washington could be oper
ated at a profit when charging a 3-cent
car fare.
Mr. Berry said he was a city councilman
for Washington; the law made him such,
and it was his right to appear before the
committee and urge better street car ac
commodation for the city. He wanted the
companies to put on more cars, and he
thought a man who stood up should not
pay as much fare as the man who had a
seat. Referring to the section of the bi"I
requiring vestibules for the protection o"
the motormen, Mr. Berry said that to have
motermen on the car unprotected was bar
barous. He criticised the letter of the
District Commissioners for their opposi
tion to vestibules for cars.
"But," said Mr. Berry, "the Commis
sioners suggest that hereafter all cars par
chased by the street railroad companies of
Washington must be equipped with vesti
bules. If it Is a good thing for the future,
why not now?"
The Commissioners, he said, spoke of the
lovely climate of Washington. Mr. Berry
I disagreed with them. The present law.
Mr. Berry raid, required a reduction of
street car fare when the companies make
10 per cent on their capital. But it would
be easy for the companies to conceal Jaow
much they tarned and thus escape.
"If we' don't get tha 3 cent fare but se-
fcure protection of the motormen and aa
J all night car service It would be some
thing," he said. "The District Commission
ers say they will prepare a draft of a bill
to improve the street car service. If you
wait on the Commissioners you will wait a
long time.'
Mrs. Mary E. Kent. President of the Fed
oration of Clubs, spoke briefly in favor of
the proposition requiring vestibules. Cars
in other cities, she said, were equipped with
vestibules and there ought to be no excep
tion here. It would be in the interest of
humanity. Mrs. Sperry and Mrs. Kelly, of
the Federation of Women's Clubs, also ad
vocated vestibules for the cars.
George T. Dunlop, President of the
Capital Traction Company, appeared in
opposition to the bill. He said four years '
ago Congress had required his company
to build an extension of the road in
Georgetown, and to build a union station
for the accommodation of suburban roads.
It cost the company $450,000 to build a
half mile cf track and the station, and the
site for the station was named by Com
gress in opposition to the company. Not
"a single suburban road, he said, had been
nrought into that station. If the cars were
vestibuled. he said, It would be impossi
ble to. get them into their building in
Georgetown, or the Navy Yard building.
In response to a question from Mr. Nor
ton Mr. Dunlop said the motormen had
never complained to him nor suggested
that they wanted vestibules.
Mr. Mercer said the men would he fool
ish to complain, for if they did they would
lose their places.
Mr. Dunlop denied that the men would
be discharged. The company, he said, was
careful to look after the interests of their
employes, and he was always ready to
hear the men. He said he believed Wash
ington had the best street car service in
the world.
Mr. Dunlop said no one had ever asked
for an all-night car service. There had
been no official complaint except in the
newspapers.
"'Veil. I'll enter a complaint now," said
Mr. Norton; laughingly.
Mr. Dunlop said it did not require leg
islation to secure an all-night car service,
the District Commissioners under the pres
ent law had power to require the street
car companies to furnish It. The first
night the cars on his line ran all night,
said Mr. Dunlop. the receipts were IS.30
and last night the receipts amounted to
$9.50.
In response to a question, Mr. Dunlop
said vestibules would be an absolute detri
ment to the motorman.
Mr. Sims said he wanted to hear some
thing about the 3 cent car fare. -
"I'm coming to that." said Mr. Dun
lop. "In our statement to the District
Commissioners we show that it costs the
company two and six-tenths cents for each
passenger, so that answers the 3-cent fare
proposition."
The committee then adjourned until to
morrow, when Mr. Truesdell. President of
the Washington Traction Company, will be
heard.
PLANNING GERMANY'S FALL.
A Herliii 1'nper Penri IIinnce Be
tween Frnnop ami Riislnml.
BERLIN, Feb.. 7. The "Cologone Ga
zette" this morning, in an article entitled
"French Scheming," declares that M.
Deschanel, the President of the Chamber
of Dtputies, is the coming man in
France. The "Gazette" asserts that M.
Deschanel is following up the idea of ex
pelling Germany from the Triple Alliance,
and effecting an understanding, and a dual
alliance of. England and France. It Is
alleged that when this has been acocm
plished every effort will be made to con
quer Germany.
The "Gazette" states that the Chau
vinists are doing everything in their power
to accentuate the unfriendliness between
England and Germany. The German Gov
ernment, however, is well aware of this
move, acd is taking steps to neutralize its
effect.
DISCUSSING- THE TREATY
The Hay-P.iancefote Convention Be"
fore the Senate Committee.
Appcrent From Statements of Thoi
"Who Have Tnlked "With the I'reil--dent
That There In Little Clinncei
for the ItntlHciitlon of the Asjree-'
incut The Yie-.T- of Mr. .Morgan.
It 13 apparent from the statements
Senators and Representatives who have
talked with the President this morulas
that the ratification of the Hay-Pat-nce-fote
Treaty in its present shape is Impos
sible. The knowledge that the eenventfea
is regarded as a surrender to Engfeatl
came as a great surprise to tho Adminis
tration officials, but they have prMaptry
appreciated the situation and already ad
mit privately that their pt treaty .Is
practically dead.
There has been no concealment foe tho1
past twenty-four hours of the belief f tho
President and Secretary of State that the-Clayton-Bulwer
treaty is still la force. This
admission I? promptly seized upsn by the
opposition as their most effective argu
ment, and is regarded as very singtriar and
significant, in view of the claims of past
Administrations for many years that Eng
land abrogated the treaty whea she en
tered upon the control of Central American,
territory.
This consideration and the fact that tho
claim prohibiting the fortification e the
canal is generally unpopular at the Capital
appear to be insurmountable obstacles to
the treaty, and it is with much regret that
the Administration makes the adrafegfon
that the United States was outmatched in
the negotiations and framed a clfptematlc.
agreement that will net staad ta teai at
examination and criticism.
There is to be no uadae haste in ea
sidering the treaty in tae Caeawittaa aa
Foreign Relations. There will, Jilwwtee,
be no amendment to the cosrf Btkw when,
it Is reported to the Senate. The treaty
was discussed by the connitee tMg morn
ing fcr an hour and a ba.f. Seat4ac Mor
gan holding the floor moat of that time.
As soon as a, quorum appeared. Chairman
Davis aa.vd Mr. Morgan, former Demo
cratic Chairman of the Committee, and
present Chairraaa of the Committee on In-
teroeeaaic Canals, to give tho committee a
review of the Nicaragua Canal Iegiahtldea
and projects in Coagress. aad the relations
thereto of the daytes-Balwer treaty.
Senator Morgan haa made- this eaanl oae
of the gieat studies of his Kfe Jawing
reeeat years; has written three reports
upon it; aad, is coojnacttoa with ecmst?
Senator Edmuinis, then a iaewaaT of the
Committee, submitted an etobanrte rapavt
to the Seaate oa the canal ami the apalt
cation to it of the Claytoo-Btatwer uaaiy.
AH these matters ware touched open ay
Mr. Morgan today, bis review natnral)
being historical ia character.
Mr. Morgan, toward tha chree of Ms
statement, save oxpreasiaa to Ma eoatniu.
belief, aetwithstaadtoa: the opoivfsw
of Senator Frye. that the Oaytet-ammag
treaty was still in full force- aad eaTe&,
and that the United States was eettad ay
it. ile had never doubted but that whea
the tima came some aew arraasewoaC.
.would be made that would remove the re
strictions of that eoaveatioa.
That had been done la the treaty waer
consideration. Mr. Morgan said he ai bo
fear that the United States weSM oe a
able to deal with an enemy ia tiae of war
because of the guaranteed aeutrUty sf
the canal.
There was no espresefon of eetaifoa upoa
the direct proposition that the eaaat ought
to be fortified and - the criticism that, ia
that respect the treaty was deficient ia
protecting American interests. The con
sensus of opinion In "the committee seems
to be that no amendment is necessary. Mr.
Money, the oaly other Democrats mem
ber present, did not eipress any views at
all.
Chairman Davis discttssed the qaeattanr
only a moment eooARing Ma-self to tho.
I subject of neutrality. He eeHeved tblH
neutrality guaranteed by GTeat Brttalm
and the United States, and endorsed aad,
approved by the leadiag maritime aatioao
of the world, would prove the beat pso
tection to America a interests there, aad.
for the defease of the easel itself. Mo
action was taken, and the treaty wa ktW
over until the next regular sieectag.
DE CASSAGNAC IN DANGER.
Ati Infernal Machine Found In Ills'
House in Pari.
PARIS, Feb. 7. A supposed loferaal
machine, with a lighted fuse attached, was
found at oae o'clock Tuesday moralng in
the house of M. Paul de Casaagaac or tho
Boulevard Malesherbca. A constable, who
extinguished the burning fuse, hod his
band burned.
It was found that the box was oae modi
in putting up milk food. The bos con
tained black powder, revolver bullets:,
bullets such as are used in Amerlean car-"
bines, and iron and lead filings. An exami
nation of the contents of the box was
made at the Municipal Laboratory. Tho
experts pronounced the machine an si-,
tremely dangerou one.
SPANISH PRISONERS REBEL.
The Inniirffcnt Gnnrd Overpowered,'
U 1th Stick and Stone.
MANILA. Feb. 7. The insurgei
Nuevacaceres on the east coast of .!)
fearing an attack. transferred0O Sr-fjls'
prisoners to Libemanan, fourteen mik-a
from Nuevacaceres, and In Camarh - r
vince. When they arrived there tt
ish prisoner rebelled. They arme
selves with sticks and stones ana iougnc,
and overpowered their guards. Then they'
built barricades and are awaiting the ar
rhal of the American troops.
THE CASE OF BIR. QUAY.
It VI ill Not Be Brought Up for the
l'reent.
Mr. Chandler of New Hampshire, Chair
man of the Committee on Privileges and
Elections, announced In the Senate this
morning that he had, given notice last
week of his purpose to bring up4 the Quay
case. However, as he did not wish to in
terfere with the consideration of' the Fi
nancial bill, which is to be voted on next
Thursday, he would not call up the Quay;
matter for the present.
First ChuinnnKne Century Ilun.
C. II. Xfiiirm fc Co. traihril the coal f all
cliampaanc hm)s in 120. unpnrtinjr 1U0.368 case
of tlicitr ursurT jv-cl Kxtu Pry.-Jmcfins any other
brand fov 7? case The ISM Tintage now ira
j). i Dredccessors.
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