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He Declares That (he Philippines
Should He Retained.
Hesitation :i the I'arl ot Yinericn
ItcKiinied Ij tin- Nlutlc Mintl :in
rt I'touf f A enUiiftx. n Appeal
for the Gov erniront to Outline n.
Ileflnite I'oliej The Matter of Drty
Mr Lodge addreseed the Senate at the
condtiBim of the routine niarniag business
tettar on the subject of the bill in relatien
to the suhression of insurreceion in, and
the government of the Philippine Islands
He said in part
"This bill is simple but all sufficient
It rnakesno declarations and offers no
liromispB as to a future we cannot jet pre
dict. It meets the need of the present and
stops there The President, under the mil
iar) po.er. which still controls and must
fcr soim time control the inlands could do
ill that this bill proldes But it is well
thal we should have the direct authorlza-
tion of Congress and be enabled to meet
any emergencj that maj arise with tha
cno.in f i, W-mnHnr- mur until'
that power shall decree otherwise Above
all it is important that Congress should
assert its authority, that we should not
leave it to the Executive acting with the
unlimited authority of the war power to
go on alone after the conclusion of peace,
but that he should proceed under the au
thoiitj of Congress whatever he does un
til Congress shall otherwise and more spe
cificall.v provide
"Bj this bill we follow the well-settled
Aaerican pieeedeats of Jefferson and Mon
lee. vhich were used still later in thc case
of Hawaii To leave the war power un
restrained after the end of war is to ao
dicftte our own authontv This bill is the
assertwu of Congressional authontv and
of the legislative power of the Govern
ment To undertake anv further or more
far-reach'Bg legislation at this time would
be in mv judgment a great mistake But
I believe it to be of great impottance to
deflue our position, so that it ib5 be per
lecxlv understood bj the inhabitants of the
Philippine, as well as bv our owh people
I'aoofs f i iiLiu""i.
'Negotiation. concessions, promises,
and he&itations are to the iaiic ntlnd
iwerelj proofs of weakness and tend only
to encourage useless outbreaks cinaes,
ami disorders A firm attitude at once
js4. and feailess. nuprees suck rwH'e
with a sense of tregth and v. ill calm
them, give them a feeling of secun' . and
tend stronglv to bring about peace slid
gaed order. This bill eonvevs this im
lressioB. states the present position f the
Untied States and does nothing more
The operative and essential part of it is
itt ike ver words of the firt bv whicn
Coigres authorized JeffeieoH .o govern
iLMRaua. and vrhich received his appro
atwi and signature It was al ii-ed bv
Cfcfcgrees and bv President Monroe in 1M"
in regard to Florida I think that in tneh
k afi e maj safelv tread in the foot
(rilss f the author of the DsclarafJi of
InfleifWMdeiiee He saw no contradicaon
ilKSlween that grtat instrument and iho
tWRly "svith Xapoleoi or th act to govern
d9rfsiena Some n.odern .-onunectators
take a different view and are unable to
traeenciic the acquisition cf terntorj w ith
ot what thev t all the consent of thc ,o -ere
with the principles of the De-law-ttoM
Jeer-on found r.o such difiicwltv
aitd 1 cannot but think that he understood
ihe meaning of the Dertaration as well as
its latest champions and defenders i all
events. I am content to follow him. con
tent to vote for hie bill, content to accept
Mb icterpretathm oi what he himself
wrote Even if he is wrong those of as
"vvhe agree with him can console wtrsolves
by drinking that it is perhaps 'better .
err with Pope than shine with Pje
"The quesstieii'- involved in the future
umiinwiHitii of tlH?e islands and in our
wriicv in the Far naKt are f a nature to
tiemfiRd the highest and most 53f?-otis
fiUUesnranehip 1 have alwajs threat
with Welter that li.v 1
cease 'at the water b edge He spoke onlv
in reference to our relations with fo.eign
uations bwt I think we might well apjjlv
lite patrotic principle to ottr d ahng- vith
ot ewn me-lar poession'- bo'h in the
Atlaatic and the Pacific Tto Pihpptii
.bMi44l be an inencan question not the
fl8rt of panics cr the ubiect of partv
creed The lesnoiibibtluv for thm tet,
mhmi the American people not hikmi th
Domociatic or Republican putv If ve
IM I lieailug Willi infill we imcii nil nit-
swfler from the failure and if we sc eed
the br nd the profit will redound in
le ew! t the glorv and the bennt o all.
This view no doubt seems vi wnarv It
eeitninl ought not to lie to nd in ture
J believe It will be accepted Unformnite
3f it Is not the case todav "
Mr Ledge at thife iwint discus-ed tLe
)MrfU: advocated bv the Democratic part)
Whieh, he said is Miuplv a "promiee made
fer the fature ' "Piwmiee3 " he continued
'.ue ielther action nor pcliev and. In
the farm of legislation are a grave mis
take. Thoe which involve us in pldge.
of Impendence have the additional disad
vantage of being the one sure means f
keeping alive war and disorder in the
i4R4s Tboe who offer them or urge
them proceed on the assumption that vent
can deal with an Atiatir in the same man
ner and expect from him the same result-,
ae froni a Euopean or an American This
henT it seems to me a fatal mis oncep
Xt9 The Astatic mind and habit of
thought are utterlv different from ours
Words or acts which to us would diow
gonerosit) and kindness and would bring
peace and order to an Asiatic mean s m
pl) weakness and timidit) and are to hm
an incentive to tiot, resistance and blood
shed Promises of this kind therefore
are neither effective action nor intelligent
pollc), but the sure breeders of war
A lU'lliiite Polio j.
"If we must abandon the Philippine let
vis abandon them franklv If we mean to
turn them over to domestic anarchv
foreign control. let us do it squarel)
f '
we are to letain them, let us deal man-
ftill with the problems as taev arise But the grand jurv vesterdav. and it was ru
de not Indulge in thc unspeakab'e cruelt) mored this 'nening that an Indictment had
of making promises which oui suc?e sora been found Chaunccv Glover is about
waj be unable or unwilling to fulfill ami ; thirt) jears old His farni') is well known
fhlch will serve merelv to light the flames on Long Island and is reputed to be
of trar once mere and bring death to hun- wealth)
drede of nn lives ami to scores of American I
se-KMors Let ua not attempt in such a i PARITY OF MONEY INVOLVED
tarnation anu witn sucn re-jwiifmiinies to
moitgage an unknown future and give
ltHds to fate which will be redeemed in
"Tho policy we offer is simple and
stiaightforward We believe in the franu
acceptance of existing facts, and in dealing
with them as the) are, and not on a the
or) of what thev might or ought to be
we accept the fact that the Philippin
Islands are ours todav, and that we are
tesponsible for them before the world. The
next fact is that there is a war in those
islands, which with its chief in hiding,
and no semblance of a government, has
Act like masic strenetheninz the Mns-1
& rnlflrSrcfom Tvvfnrinftiflri!rtrte-trV.. I
B plexion, bringing back the keen edge of I
g Appetite, and arousing with the Rosebud !
or neaitn uiewnoie physical energy of j
the human frame. One of the best gt.ar-1
antees to the Nervous and Debilitated is
that Beocham's Pills have the Largest '
Saleof any PatentMedicinei'a the World, i
and this has been nr.hieved withnnt. tbp I
I publication of testimonials. j
tO cents and 25 cents, at aH tints stores n
now degenerated into mere guerrilla fight
ing and brigandage. Our Immediate duty,
therefore, is to suppress this disorder, put
an end to fighting, and restore peace and
order. That is what we arc doing. That
is Mil we are called unon to do in order
to meet the demands of the hing present.
Bo)ond this we ought not to go bj a legis
late act. except to make such provision
that there ma be no dela in io-establish-ing
cml government when the war ends.
The question of our constitutional right
and power to govern those islands In an)
wav v,e please I shall not discuss Not
onlv is it still in ,ie future.but if author
ity is lacking .lie Constitution can be
nacnded Pertunall), I have no doubt
that our Constitution gives full right and
authontj to hold and govern the Philip
pines without making them either eco
noinieall) or roliticall part of our s)s
tem "Further than the acts and the policy
which I bae just stated. I can onlv give
m own opinion and belief as to the fu
ture, and as to the course to be pursued
in the Philippines. I hope and believe that
.e shall letain Ue islands, and that, peace
and order once restored, we shnll and
should re-establish civil government, be
ginning with the towns and Milages,
nhiirn tho Inhnhttnntc nra nilo tft mnnniTi!
their own affairs. We should ghe them examination, and he icported the case to
honest administration, and prompt and ef- j Health Officer O'Brien. Dr Wilson in
ficient cojrts We should see to it that j formed Dr. O'Brien that he be ieed the
there is entire protection to persons and to be cne of bubonic plague The
pronerti. in order to encourace the devel-i . . . ,.. ,.i le
, opmeat of the islands bv the assurance
af safety to investors of capital All men
sfioiild be ptotccted in tne tree ecrcis3
M ln1 r engion. anu ine uoors "".
open o missionaries 01 an unrisiuu sci;n
Thc and Athich belongs to the neoplc.
an of which they have been robbed in
j O-e past, should be returned to them and
'eir titles made secure We should in-
Qitmiritn anil nurrv fnrunrn in InO TTint.
earnest and liberal waj. a comprehensive
svstem of popular education
Development iiml Home Hnle.
"Finally, while we bring prosperitv to
the islands by developing iheir resources,
we should, as rapidlv as conditions will
permit, bestow upon them self-govcrnuient
and home rule. Such, in outline. i3 the
policy which I believe can be and will be
pursued toward the Philippines It .vill
require time, patience, honest;., and ablli
tj for its completion, but it is thoroughly
practicable and reo-onable
j "The foundation of it all is the retention
of the islands bj the United Mates I shall
not argne our title to the islands bv thc
law of nations, for it is perfect, Xo other
nation has ever questioned it It is too
, plain a proposition to v. arrant the wastt
of time and words upon it. Equallv plain
is our right under the Constitution, bv a
treatv which fs the supreme law of the
land to hold those islands I will not argue
this point nor the entire lcgalitv of a'd
that the President has done in accordance
with his constitutional power and with tne
law passed bj Congress at the la&t session
which reeogn zed the necessity of an m
creoeed annj in order to core with thc
existing insurrection The crnoMtion to
the Republican policj rests its weight on
grounds widelj different from these Thej
a6et that on moral grounds we hive no
mht to take or retain the Philippines and
that as a matter of eipediencv our whol
Eastern polio is a eostlv mistake I tra
verse both assertions I denv both propo
sitions. I lvclieve we are in the Philip
pines as nghieouclj as we are there rlght
fullv and lcgallv I believe that to abandon
the islands, or to leave them now would
be a wrong to humamtv a dereliction of
dlv and in the highest degree contrary
to pound moral s to eipediencv. the
arguments in favor of the retention of the
Pinlhpines seems to me so over-. helming
that I should regard their loss as a calami.
t to our trade and commerce and to all our
business intercfcts o great that no man can
measure it I
V Wain M:irl. i:l1U1itfil t"
roof of
RIVERHE VD. I. I . March 7 Ev means
cf water mark m the paper on which
was purported to be written the last will
and testament of John B Glover, who died
in Cutchogue L I, in IStO thc authori-
ties of this countv believe thej have dis-
covered a glaring forgerv, and the matter
Js bejag investigated bv the grand jurv,
MW ,. MSt)aon in this ,,age.
The document in question was submitted
to Surrogate Pettj bj Chauncey Glover a
on of the testator, who engaged J M Bel.
fBnj and T M Grilling to begin proceed-
, ,0 fiet asl(e the wil, of fa fdlher
. , . , . . . , . ..
whK-h had been probated about three vears
ago B the provitions of the will al-
rea probated thc testator bequeathed the
homestead farm valued at about $0,000.
to his widow for life, and then to hia
daughters Miss Georgiaaa Glover and Mrs
Tanaie Wiggins
This will was probated in lSr7 and now
Chauncey Glover comes forward with a
new will which h informed his counsel
he discovered two )ears after the probat
ing of the first will Through the provis
ions or this later will the homestead farm
is bequeathed to the son The will was
purported to have been witnessed bv P
Ilaaard and Sidnev V Tuthill, both of
whom are dead
Upon investigation Countv Judge Reeve
who made an examination of the will at
the request of the other heirs, who chaig
ed forger), discovered that although the
document bore date of 1S90, it was- evi
dent the paper on which it was written
was not made until 1SW as the water mark
read L S Linen, 1S9H Judge Reve at
once communicated with the manufacturer
of I he paper and John Polhemus, of Xew
York identified the document as one of
the blanks turned out in his firm's placs.
Mr Polhemus showed that the wi'I was
written on a blank printed by the John
Polhemus Printing Companv of 121 Pul
ton Street. Xew York, which was not in
existence until 1S17. although thc will pur
ports to bear date of Xov ember 2?., 18W
Mr Polhemus said In 1890 he was doing
business simply under his own name, and
that he did not locate in Fulton Street un
til 1S92
Mr Bclford notified Judge Reeve that in
view of the discoveries made he would
ithdraw the case from the surrogate and
would abandon thc suit.
juage neeve, johc roineraus, ana .. u
Pettv. Clerk to the Surrogate, were before
V A ril of Error Imiim1 in nn I III
nols buit.
Justice Rrown of the Supreme Court,
jesterda) issued a writ of error to the
Supreme Court of Illinois by which the case
of Eliza and George W. Dorr vs Am.v
Hunter, will be reviewed here. The Dorrs
made a note for $4,S00. pa) able in the gold
com of the United States to Amy Hunter,
and when default of pa) men t was made,
set up the defense that the contract to pay
gold coin was against public policy, and
therefore toid
The specifications of thc defence were
that so much of the act of February 2S,
18SS, as permitted parties to make special
contracts requiring debts to be paid in
gold coin, was null and void, and that u
violated section 2 of the act of July 1-1,
1890. declaring it to be the established poli
cy of the Government to maintain the pari
ty of all the money of the United States.
EiiKllsIi Trade Return.
LOXDOX. March 7. The Februar) trade
returns, which were issued today, sho.v
that the Imports for the month increased
2,063,C98. Of this increase over 1,500,
000 was In textiles. The exports for the
month Increased 3,837,443. of which over
1,2P0CC0av11I be in metals, and over 1,
M9,t)O0 in raw matctials.
Death of a Chinese Laborer Excites
the Health Officials.
A Midnight Poot-AIorteni Slionx
J?v iiiploius of the Bubonic Vluluilv.
Tlie V. hole t elestinl (Innrtcr I'lue
eil I iider (luii run tine lulil n IUkIiI
I2ititiIii:ttioii ilns IIccm Completed.
SN FRVNCISCO. Cal., March 7 It la
feared that the bulonio plague is here
Late vesterdnv afternoon the body of
Wong Chut King, a Chinese laborer was
removed from the basement of the old
Globe Hotel to the 100ms cf a Chinese un
dertaker, at bit) Clav Street. Dr. Wilson,
an ascistant police surgeon as rciiu-ted
to issue a death certificate The suspi
cions of ire surgeon were arouitd after ai
"ca"n u"'ccr e"1 ,or "' "-"B- " "
tenologist of the Health Department A
, post-mortem was neiti ami at miiiuigiu
" -
Pu,sidclU Williamson, of the Board of i
sldent Williamson, of the
Health, and Health Officer O Brieu
..t.i . .t.- -ii .i i..
culu u p,a,e u.e u - - KmI t Itl7lustr al Savings lank. 676; I those with whom The Times man spoke,
quarantine until mch time as a re Lit of . BoBer calngs IJankf $lt7s55,l outran that If the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele
a thorough examination cou d be kuiwn. Sivings Bank. $:0S 1?., Union Dime Sav- nhone Comnanv would aeree to furnish r.s
n.n ti.i lnlnirieal snri nii'niFf riii- examl-
nations, which renuiie from fortv to sixty
, .,. .... .1... ..... n M
iiuuic, uic iii;ivai j tu ucitnuiuL u .m i
of bubonic plague, ai-d until these exami
nations are made the health officia's say
there is no cause fur public alarm. No most of them tne Interest had been coii-
person other than health or po'ice officials ' I'0"' d? s'" 1SS"' al d the intcrc.t cn-
. .. , . , r.t,.o .., i "ics filled the entire pages of the books
are to be permitted to enter China.oAi. ,n d Wack SQ sfco
The Health Office also give orders that j had also a lease for a burial plot in Cal
no slieet cai& should pass through the sus- var Cemeter She roulided to the matron
pectcd district, which shuts off the service. that she had alrendv engaged the under-
of the Sacramento and Clav Sire t lines.
Health Officer O'Brien made this state
ment ' Wo have no histoiv of the case
but there are indications wri'h nroure sus
picion that it is Asiatic plague, and unt 1
all suspicion is removed we fee' j't tifiel
in adopting strict precautionary measures
When Dr Wilson examined the bed he
found swollen glands in the g oina a sjrrp
tom of the plague This excited the deb
tor's suspicion, and he tcnsjlteii with n.e
and Bacteriologist Kellogg We removed
a portion of the glands for examination
which resulted in progressive rcpjrt3 aftBr
partial tests These reports aroused suf-
ficient suspicion to warrant the prcnu ion3
we have taken By tomorrow we sha I
know what caused the Chtniman s death
Surgcon General Wvmsn up to noon had
received no official despatch from San
Francisco concerning the alleged plague
cae He wired to the medical officer at
that port directing an investigation and
report "It Is verj natural ' said General
W'jman speaking cf the report, that
when a Chinaman dies on the Pacific Coast
from some cautc not plainlj apparent and
well known, to attribute his death to the
plague About a vear ago when the plague
was raging in Chira and Japan reports
were occasional circulated that cases of
the plague existed en the Paciflc Coast,
but investigation proved their falsitj In
each inatance I am not readv without
official information on the subject to ac
cept the storv as true "
Biilionic 1'lnKHr nt Cnno Town.
CAPE TOW X March 7 case of bu
bonic plague is reported to have been dis
covered on a transport which arrived here
from Rosario and Buenos vres
Siifjar Cnrsroe1 K ported Piom the
Iliivvmlun I-Omwiw.
XEW YORK March 7 President Mur
phv of the Board of Health, v.as puzzled
todav bj an unofficial letter which he re
ceived warring him that there are a lot of
ships loaded with sugir boand to this part about to alight it started up suddenlv with i Hwful for the Columbia Telephone Com
from plague-infected ports in Hawaii 1 t"Min! H" io!entl- . .t0 the ! ran' : char l anJ lme thn f?
'The letter docs not give the mines of
the ships " be said "nor tell when they
are due here and I have not received acv
confirmation of the report from official
sources I do not Know whether the report
is cenuino or not There are so nianv ras-
cals in the sugar and coffee trades that I
am afraid
to have au) thing to do with
'Mie Tiiilnln&r Mnn I.nncnitor Vrrives
From Jamnicii.
XEWPORT XEWS. Va , March 7 The
United States training ship Lancast r ar
rived in the Virginia Capes )esterda)
from Kingston Jamai a She car ied aloft
the regulation vellow flag ecstomarv
v.hen a ship conies from an infected port
Surgeon McClmtock of the Marine Hos
pital Seivlre boarded the ship on her nr
lival. had her thorough) di infectel. and
satisfied himself that the vessel i, thor
oughl) clean lie permifed the ord'rl) to
come ashore with mail
I.lston C. Ketcliuiii Petitions for n
ISev lew of n Divorce Cine.
R V.LTIMORE, March 7 The suit in the
Circuit Court brought by Liston C
Ketcham against Mrs Laura Richardson
Ketchum, fiom whom he has been divorced
for thc custod) of their child, was pos
poned vesterda) in the hope that an
amicable settlement ma) be reached out of
court Mr. Ketchum was married to Miss
Richardson on Christmas Da), 1S94. in
Brattleboro, Vt . without the kno. ledge of
her parents Mrs Ketchum shortl) after
wards went abroad with her parents, thc
marriage being 1-ept a secret. Subsequent
I) Mr Ketchum, while residing in Balti
more was granted a divorce on the ground
of abandonment and the decree of d:
"orce was affirmed Mrs Ketchum shortl)
aftcrvards was married to Lieutenant
Julian L Latimer, of the United States
Xav y.
Recentlv, upon thc ground of newly dis
covered evidence, Mr Ketchum filed a peti
tion for a review, alleging that at the time
he filed the bill for divorce he was unaware
that his wife had given birth to a daugh
ter. Whether Mr Ketchum exercised due
diligence In not discovering the birth of
the child is one of the principal grounds
now interposed against a review of the de
cree. Another phase of the case is the
suit now pending in the Cit) Court against
Mr. Richardson, in which Mi Ketchum
sues for $50,000 damages for the alleged
alienation of his wife's affections.
Kicked to Dentil I n Mule.
RED BVNK, X. J., March 7 Matt
Poole was kicked to death bv a mule
which he was driving last night. PoMe
leaned over the dashboard and struck th3
mule with a whip. The animal responded
v.ith a terrific kick, one of its feet hit-J
ting Poole in the forehead. Tho rran oid
not legam consciousness and died ear!)
this morning He as twenty-five ycaro
old and leaves a famil).
Kidney troub'e prc)s upon
I tic mind, discourages nnd
kssii3 ambition; beaut),
vigor, and cheerfulness soon
WOMFN disappear vvhrn tiie kldne)3
For pleasing rcaults ue Dr. Kilmer s Snamp ltoor,
the great kidney remedr. At druggists". Sainp'e
bottle by mail free, a'so pamphli-t.
Addrew Dr. Ejlrcer A. Co.. C.nahamtoru X. Y.
Duff Preferred feturi Iiitr
hlieiulltijr Her Jlonej.
NEW YORK, March 7 Starving and
ragged, but with six bank books in the
pocket of her black skirt, with deposits
amounting to nearly $3,000, Mis3 Ellen
Duff, who has forgotten her birthday, but
thinl-s she may be about sixty-nine jears
old, is in the Municipal Lodging House for
the Destitute, at Twent) -third Strctt and
Tirst Avenue, where she sis she is qu te
content to remain so long as the city will
let her. "She's a miser born," say3 Mrs.
Griffin, the matron. "But, deary," p o
tested KHcn, "whj should I spend the
monej ? I need it againstJie time when
II grew old "
When a policeman took Ellen to the
I lodging house on Monda. night sjie was
I half famished. She woie a badraggled
i bonnet and a ragged black tape and skirt.
She was in such a pitiful state that Super
. inteadent York ordered the matron to
j picvide her with new clothing When the
1 aged v oman, who seemed on the verge of
( beggar), was drinking a bo.vl of coffee
. the matron gathered up the old cLthing
to have it fumigated Miss Duff, who was
ejeing her, at once dropped the bawl of
coffee and cried "M booki,'" "What!
becks'" asked Mrs. Griilln "Have you.
got prajer books in vour locket'" "No;
. iuj uu lhuiis. mumoieu me woma
,u i,alli,
Looks.' mumbled thc woman, as,
he clutched her old blath. skirt She dre
from the folds sK bank books in which
! the follow il,tr miniK i.fnri(1 tn linr orIlt
' incs ISank. $1,027.97. V)rv Dopk S.ivlns'
i "amc, ?mu u. ami beamen s Uanu lor bav
,n8'. ?UiU74
The books were silent witnesses of the
partimou of the old woman, who would)
rather starve than -pend her income In
roini i nn cliniilii fni hnt hnn Imp f irriA
Miss Duff, in the Iodg'ng l'cuc, jester
di said she had saved the moaev, whl h
represented the Aagcs the bud earned
while serving as cook hi ma'iv old Xew
icrk families "I can.e to this countrv
iiuv vears ajro. said the actd woman.
j i ve got a sister, Mis Maggie Coleman
in Tar Rockawaj, where her husband on;
the Colerran House Why don't I live
with her' Oh. t'nev wart me to give
them monc "I used to be ccok for Gov
illiam Sprague, of Khoue Is and. anV feec
retarv Chase in Washington, and Vander
lilt llen. in New Yrrk "
Sh admitted that rhc was star.ine when
' rhe :irriv at, the hf!lL'r fr d.ltte pel-
i s-ona en Mnnilii nloht (.Ii. coi.l c. 1.0,1
staved in lodging hou.es "javing a djllar
for eicht da' s' Indpli h amiiititr iau
rne ccuhl Superii tei'Ont "ick said he
v.ouId probablv keep her for a da., or so,
to see whether her relatives claimed her.
n Vll.-crntl.iii 'Him 'Hire- UHm-isvn
HVO rillHC 'I OHtillMIIIV.
XEW YORK March 7 Robert J Irwin,
who describes himself sn .m accident ad
juster. with offices at 7 Beekman Street,
was summoned before Judge McAdam. of
the Supremo Court vesterda) to show
cau-e wh) he should not be punished for
contempt upon a charge of having induced
three .mnesses to swear falsel) in the tn.
al of an action against the Metropolitan
Street Railwav Company
It Is charged b; D W Patter-on one of
the attcrnevs for the railroad conipan)
that Irwin supplied Paul Saffron, Georgo
Jenkins and' Arthur T. Webb, who testi
fied in the suit brought by Kiejdy Xcste
as administratrix or her Mster Lofi. with
t)pe.rittcn statements of tne evidence
that they were to give, anu which was
false. The case was tried on Februarv S
. .. o--n- - -c "- -.
Mi3s Xoster was killed b) falling from -i
Madison Avenue car on June 4 last The
three persons named were called as wit-
nesEes for the plaintiff and In their tvsti-
I monv stated that the car stopped near
Eleventh Stieet, and as Miss Ko-ter n-as
Eleventh Stieet, and as Miss Ko-ter was
ground She received Injuries vhich cans
ed her death Witnesses for the compan)
testified that Viss Xoster jumped off while
the car was n motion
.. ,. v. , C V . , '
. . . . - "-" "- iu.wuiuihu
ed and h produced a cop) of the tine-
written sta'cments which, he said, had
been furniahed to them He said the three
witnesses admitted having received the
j tvpewritten statements and that the evi
I dence contained in them was false Judge
McAdam reserved his decision
31-mteriojiH tinnltt Vlinost of Myvlit
1 Occurrence.
XOIirOLK, Va , March 7 For some
defenceless woman to be brutall) attacked
in her own home by a mvstenous burglar
is now an almost nightlv occurrence in
Eirl) Sundav morning Mr and Mrs
George "W T Miller were neail) murdered
while asleep Then Miss Alice Connelly
was nearlv killed Sunda) night
Earl vesterda) morning Mrs Elizabeth
Jones who discovered a man in her house
was knocked do'vn and ternbl) injured
Later Mrs Gather Burgess v.ife of Mail
Carrier Burgess v. as, while stnr.ding in
her front door, struck b) a brick thrown
bv an unknown assailant, at whom, as he
fled, Mr Burgess fired several shots
The rolice and detectives are ni) stifled
b) the frequent assaults The) believe
thev are all committed bv one man as
the method of attack is the same In onl)
one Instance at the Miller heme has
an) thing been stolen, aud then only a
small sum cf mone)
Suspicion points to James Agerton a
negro The police sa) the) have strong !
evidence against htm. which will appear
toda), when he will be arraigned m the
Police Court. In Agerson's possession a
bludgeon was found This was made of
vood In it spikes have been driven to
make it heavier To this he had affixed
a spade handle
Vnnt Hide IJi.t) Itciuov ctl.
ALLEXTOWN, Pa.. March 7 The
Penrsvlvania Shoe Manufacturers' Asso
ciation met here )csterdav The principal
bdsincss transacted was the pissage of a
resolution indorsing the action of the Xa-
! tional Association in Its efforts to have
the dut) on hides removed. Harnsburg
'as selected as the next place of meeting.
An Vllofred I"org;er Surrciilcreil.
The State Department has issued i war
rant of surrender in tho case of Xoi Asch
ner, a German wanted m Mecklenburg
Schwein for forger). He was arrested in
N"vv York cit) and at the request of the
German Government v.ill be extradited.
Sioiia the CobrIi
nnil works off the Cold.
Lasalivc Drorro Quinine TablcU cure a cold la
one dHj. Jo Cure, No Paj Turc. 23c.
! PHonoKrniili fr Citiuiiniu Sueeclies.
nrdiiate for count) trc iter ojt n Indiani
. cinics ircuid a machine 'vliuli relinci hun of
l tl c libor rf tall IP to thi popl Ht pUp3 (,
lir-t a olinlrr wniui contairs ii -t ferturenti
risprctin 111 political Mti atloi-. am' then lie
giw-s tliem 0U2 cortainir,; a p-pitn .nn lit
CTnijuicn m attnrting mucli attertion, ind it i
lichevrd lie i niJ'i.ng votw uliuh he woiticl not
lave otlicnvL obtmrfil Iiithu np the phono
Riapli i vmiii msr tlie vrtw for tie candithtr, but
it tiike-. a caw rf lit uric It- brer to vt n t'l" mo
pie It is extrcnel) irtere-tins: tliat ulien a gla,
of Maercn. Waie. or I-igr i irak IlcuricbS
is rdna)n drunks lirciwc it o'i! riftiired on?
glav' oftliej" supiimr btcr !o raiivure the pco
p'e tlut tlnv are pure anJ Io!oi-t anJ ar
brewed of :h best mall ai I op3
The Old Company May Effectually
Block Hostile Legislation.
Keeeiit CoiicenHloiis to Jsulnerlher
nirteiiNHed l Member of the Dln
trlet Committee in ConjtreMS llr.
Muiltl Siijh That If Ilnies Be Adjust
ed Streets "Will Aoi Be Torn Up.
The announcement made by the Chesa
peake and Potomac Telephone Company in
the advertising columns of the local news
papers that "it is no longer necessiry for
the small user and the man of moderate
means to pay the maximum rate," and
that there is to be inaugurated a "tele
phone service at rates within the rach
cf all," has created considerable comment
at the Capitol.
Several members of the Committee on
the District of Columbia of the House of
Representatives said to a reporter for Thc
i -.,, fW fh ho, . hai, ., ,,, tn
. ...
i prosal of the telephone company, but that
If the concession made to subscribers Is
, rnnMp u mnv roKi.if in hin-bnt- nil
.,. ,',,., , u .... ,
uu3nitr icisiuuuuf At ua iiiu upimujv ui
, . ., ..
good Eervlce, and for the same money, as
is enjoyed by telephone subscribers in
ctner cities, it would escape competition.
Representative Mudd of Maryland said
that if the old company would Kive a
guarantee to serve subscribers at rate3
which disinterested persons might deem
equitable, he could sec nc reason why the
clt streets should be torn up at the in
stance of a new company.
There is a disposition in some quarters
at the Capitol to punish thc corporation
for its defiance of the will of Congress, as
expressed in the act which was declared
by Justice Barnard to b? unconstitutional
i The w right of opinion, however, among
thc members of the District Com
m'ttee3 of the Senate and House is that if
rate? for telephone service be lowered to a
roatonable level, as compared with other
cities, the present company mav avoid
competition, but that otherwise it must
suDir.it to the competition of some new
company v. hich Congress will invest with
the right to tarrv on business in the Dis
trict Five bills to incorporate telephone com
panies have been introduced in the House
during this session None of these has
been reported though hearings have been
held bv the District Committee of the
Hojae. and a sub-committee of that com
mittee is ready to make a report to the
full committee on that to incorporate the
Washington Telephone and Telegriph
Com pat.) The nst of these bills was in
troiufod b Representative Mudd on De
cember 7 to incorporate the Columbia
Telephone Ccmpauv That bill provides
' That John D Langhorne, Ornn G.
Staples John A Baker Tallmadge A.
Lambert, T Cushing Daniel, J E. Keelyn.
W G Waggamau W S Knox, J A Blun
don, Thomas Armat. of the District of Co-
lumoia and their aosoclates, successors,
and assigns be and the) are herebv cre
ated a bad corporate under the name of
tho Columbia Te'cphone Compnn) and by
that name snail have perpetual succession,
and shall be able to sue and be sued, plead
and be implended defend and be defended,
in all courts cf law and equity within the
Lnited States and mav .make and have a
common seal
Section ." cf the bill provides ' that the
said corporation sh.nl commence the con
struction cf the underground electrical
telephone s)stem herebv authorized to bo
constructed within three months after the
adoption of the plan bv the Commisaion
ers of the District of Columbia, and com
plete the main system within twent) four
months thereafter, and If the said work
' shall not be so commenced and completed
j within the time prescribed as aforesaid
the privileges and powers here granted
i shall be forfeitable
Section 6 provide:
j Section 6 provides "that it shall be un
per annum fcr Its regular service In any
business establishment-. and 30 for any
residence in the city of Washington "
Section U sets fort that the company is
authorized to issue us capital stock to
an amount not to eceed the estimated
cost of th" construction and equipment of
the electrical telephone system in shares
of $50 each and to issue bonds not to ex
ceed the cost of construction and equip
ment of the same, such stock and bonds
not to exceed in the aggregate more than
the actual cost of construction and equip
ment of the telephone svsttm"
The second bill was introduced on De
cember s b) Mr Wahtcr to permit the
Washington Telephone and Telegraph
Conir-nv to Install, maintain, and oper
ate a telephone and telegraph plant and
exchanges in the District of Columbia '
It is provided that the rats to be charged
b) this compan) shall not at any time be
more than $3G per vear tor residence tele
phones nor more than ?4S per vear for
busii.ess telephones in the cit) of Wash
ington "
Under section 2 of the bill ' it shall be
J la v ful for the companv to acquire bv pur
chase, rental or otherwise, the use of any
conduit or ducts now laid or hereafter to
be laid under any of the streets, avenues,
or alios of the cit) of Washington or any
of the roadwa)S of thc District of Colum
bia '
The third bill was introduced by Mr
Mudd (b) request) on Februarv 21 ' to in
corporate the Washington Telephone Com
panv " The incorporators named are Sam
uel Ross, Thomas W Smith, Frank B
Xo)es, Edgar P. Berrv, and Richard A.
Johnson, of the District of ColuniDia, and
Henry A. Parr, Thomas J. Hay ward.
James Bond, George R Webb, I Bernard
Scott, and Harr) W Webb, of Baltimore
This bill is similar fo the second bill,
though it is more explicit as to manner of
organisation and installation of plant.
The fourtli bill was introduced b) Mr.
Mudd b.' request on February 21 "to in
corporate the Columbia Telephone Ccni
p my " The incorporators named are John
D Langhorne, Ornn G. Staples. John W.
Thompson. B H Warner. Henrv r. Wood
ard, Dr John Swope, Arthur A Blrny,
George Hamilton, Thomas Arderson,
John Cammack, John A Baker, Tallmadge
A LarcLert, T. Cushing Daniel. J. E Kec
Ijn, W G. Waggaman, W. S Kno-. J. A.
Blundon, Pobtrt D Weaver. George W.
Clfcsel, Conway W L)me. and Thomas Ar
mat, of the District of Columbia. This
bill is similar to the first bill, but em
bodies certain suggestions made by the
members of the District Committee in the
course of the several hearings
The fifth bill was introduced bv Repre
sentative Pearre of Mar) land on February
2S "to incorporate thc Washington Tele
phone Company." The bill is practicilly
the same as the others seeking to incor
porate this company, though so modified
as presumably to agree with suggestions
made by the committee during tho hear
ings. CuIU-ki itrik"t lauded.
ALLEGHEXY. Pa . .March T. The s'rlke
of the students at the 'Western Pennsyl
vania University was settled )estcrday by
fnancellor W. J. Holland pa)ing tho $15
imposed ps a penalty b) tho faculty en the
member'? of the Junior class who damaged
furniture on the night cf St. Valentine's
Da). All the classes then held meetings
and decided to go back to their studies.
The five girl 'sophs" went with them.
infe Bio with 311.e n Ilnul.
entered the ofiice '
Company Jlcnday
safe with tlynanM
tvvccnfS.CCO and 5
I.. March 7. Burglars
' " Hand Brewing
sad blew- open the
13 said that be-
Railroad Men,
Ouiiitf to the nervous strain to which they are-daily
subjected, the physical hardsliips of the constaut
joltiii,'. exposure to all kinds of weather, and irregu
lar meals, break down in health, unless nature is aid
ed in the unequal struggle. Eighty per cent of the
railroad men who have been in service any length of
time, aie afliicted with some form of kidney disease,
and the stamlaid lemedy in u by them is Warner's
Safe Cure.
Kindly read the subjoined testimonial from Mr.
Charles I J. Ross, of 28 J (Jlbt St., New York city, a
railroad conductor on the Metropolitan Railway,
which is but a recent sample of hundred of voluntary
statements ieeehed bv Warner's Safe Cure Co.:
Better than Medicine
will be a Trip
via the Magnificent
"Sunset Limited."
Tr-e tourney from Jrw Orleans over thj Rute ii the most Pleawible Expfrleiwe that caa
be crowded into in equal HKice of time Scenic SlaniSccnce. Train Elega-we. Eplewaa Ctsia
in ihcrt. the sumptuouinesj of Imns hu ner er been so well illustrated ai upau that WneU
Th.r- on Wheel."
Tiin "sixsct LiaiiTnD."
Special Thr
Tirough TramJ. conistin; of Sleeplag nd Dinirc Can will leave New Twfc every
Tuesday, cnnectinsj dirtctly with the "Stavset Limited" at Nevr OilearH.
info-mation. free hluatrated I'jmohlets. Map, and Time' Tables aim lowest rat.
Eaturuav aid
1.. (.ill tr
I'eoinit car tickets, and tagsaje checked, apply to Southern Tacihc Co, 511 Pennsylvania Ave ,
v ash.nL'ton. i v.
Mason's Health- Defenders.
"iellow Tablet curt IKspop' a
IJrown Tabl t cure (ua-tift mi
Kcd Tablet cure touln -cU CoWh
White Tablets cure fcorr Thr it ind T --.ihtH
I ree from Calomel lnr and Opium
30 Tablets. 10i, luge kJLe, 23c and 50c
Mn4on'it Crenm of Oil v oh Ointment.
23 Cento.
Safe and sure remed (or Pne.
Cures Catarrh, Astbirj. ( toup. Cold., and all
in&iiBiiMtKm of mut Mb, HKTr.bt.me nd ak.a.
Indorsed and for ale br all xromintnt cirus
Cist or nulled free dr price bv II T 5tjon
Chitricsl Co -Ij Vrtli . I1iladliH, li
SVii and rndoirfd m ArlHHSton by
MhMtl l W. 93s F st nw
IDWAltl) STrtls, 9th and Pa. av?.
MACKvri BJtOS rr Th and II fit? ne
F b 1 LAD!ttVUn A SONS levandna, Va.
ACKFIt i. UlLirh. lt.21 Pa. av"e
G G C SIMMS cor 11th st and X. V ave.
DI 'iAHNOLI). liS C st h
hlWLIts PlHUMVCi. 17-h and Q SU nw.
G IilCKITT. I'cnn ave and i2d st nw
J VV Mi IXJ VI I, cur Vr A. Cap jt.
V ItHH.l) L HUt.. VI -amlru. a
H m n l'UVHMvO. iaf-ti
E. L. OsSFL. 10th t k "S V ave
Tho Accnsed Railway's Represen
tative Fails to Appear.
'Hie Piiiludt-Iphla and JlfiidiiijT I.IU.C
1) t "MiJmiit Il itnteiiiMit in Writ
ing; U till IllCIIIOirim (unimniuii
AlIesntioiiH Vlnde That the Com
jianv t ontroI a Coal Trnnt
Charles Heebncr. A-sistant General ?o
licitor cf the Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad Companv. did not appear befrr''
the Industrial Commission thU morning
to answer the charges agaicct thc c m
panv. a- testified to vesterda by a num
ber of its emploves
AsMated in the Tlme this moinirg the
evidence given before the Commi sion )es
terdav wa to tne effect that the Phil
adelphia and Reading Railroad Company
was hostile toward organized labor and
showed its dissatisfaction b discharging
a number of emploves who were members
of the Brotherhood of Railrcad Trainmen.
Mr Heebner said after the hearing ves
terdav that in the event of his not ap
pearing before the Commision toia) a.
statement would be submitted in writing,
reciting the companv'3 side of the matter.
It was said b) a member cf the Commi'
sion todav tuat this probab y would not te
permitted, as it is the destre of the Com
mission to receive oral eviderce The da
for the hearing has not been set
When th Commission meets on Tri
da) witnesses will be examined relative
to the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
Compan) 's conncstion with the Anthracite
Coal Trust It is stated unofficial!) , that
the Reading Company net only has the
moncpol) of transportation to the anthra
cite coal regions of Pennsylvania, but that
it controls the mines and is thereby ena
bled to fix the freight rates to suit the
A number of prominent coal operators
of Pennavlvania have signified their wil
lingness to testify before the Commission. I
They are jonn c iiauuu. twuuum .
W H Loomis. Scranton. Pa.: C. R Marey.
Luzerne Pa J Velth. Pottsville, Pa , and
R C. Luther. Pottsville. Pa
rotmil for thc Defeitilam.
NORFOLK. Va . March T Judge Wad
dil! )esterdi found for the defendant in
the $I0,CC0 damages sjit cf Stewsrd's ad
ministratrix against the Old Dominion
Steamship Companv and the libel wa3 dis
missed Steward, an employe, loat his
life when the steamer Northampton was
burned, in 1S9S. The court te'd tnat ncg-
Iigersce on thc part of th dofcadait com- which will bttiltl a vacht. prcrslhy at Rkh
pany had rot been safticiently proved, and mond. for the purpose of holding serrkai
that the deceased had no right on the among the sailers and fishermen nlozg th
E'earncr at the time. coast.
&LJI . if &R'"-JLr
&gf v&fzr Jr&xlT u C&
Try it and see.
. "By the use of Warner'3 Safe Cure I have Just recovered
from a severe attack of kidney trouble. My system was in
very bad condition. Every movement of my body caused In
tense pain, and at last I was compelled to abandon work. For
four months several specialists doctored me, all to no benefit,
but my relief was obtained when I began taking Warner's
Safe Cure. After the use or this marveloas medicine,. I wa3
able to walk about brlski7, and la a few days wa3 so far Im
proved as to be able to attend to my work, and I haven't suf
fered one day since. I heartily recommend Warner's Safe
Cure as the best and safest cure that can be had."
a-J ti n!t-c
h rret !
'ar. a d ff
I .Ie ttie res.
"ilH LB !
I -turfs, Col-
vi iir buttoii-
are a!o a Va-
J- i z
fw ll
ture cf TOIVIW
upb- ur led -j -f t
fiur j: ii l kn
promp' iy
Jid a e Riviwc
P -e tT brta
j'l ue deH.ver
Ccrner Siitn and C St VVT
T TKIN-OV-, E vrr H and C
MAITIN6S, 8c yard up.
IIOlE A, IICHP.MWV 7th and I.
't2C tf
Vrd Tct. 1! (stc proportionallr as Iar;e. A
tuprcnte itack cr clothing', a superior tins ot
b&twca'-. i-A a tcatcb'esj ei&vcioz ot furuijh
Irp- BIEBLK'b. BOS 305-907 303 Eij'itt St
UiitlcrtaUcr and Lit cry.
K2 Pcnn. Are. nw . Waibinston. D CL.
AMKlLT-Oft VI,, far Mjr U j at 11 M p. m
ritMn-ISICK W VMUM.T blV(d Htwttf 6
Vlnggie Vnlwit
teat wuhin tlM rtuldren's er.
foml vtif bt.m)T fecMt.
Can onlv tell the Mtny
How bafd it t- to pMt.
I'j.eI hi- wSetlis:. iwefi h'n
t ea-e l weeft fer M. arr vmh.
C aim the tumult of hw be4.
For he who offefl i at nL
Loved ht manr, ImK nwt hy (S4.
t urMral'fioni Ins nvinatr. Hi I Ml. i.
Tltursda), Vltmh Ml r m. Kuhrtwav awl
friertA tnvitwl to ttteml Kvem.
G TCHI T I--tttHeilv. en Mth 9, KJ0,
1 tincral from re-MM-rte 1 liU kfotbr. Dr. MT.
T t.atcfc II. Wt K Mret iwrtha-. Tbr.
Vfrth tf, it ? SO j m. hnatfe and rtktlv fit
vited It
l"0l FR!i Fanril nrvieti avw tJw rmie al
the late K. M. fEI)IS) POWRRS. tommi?
Companv D. ivth )tiiuuft-ota oItmtccr MMtty.
will take rdue at Irr'-i undrrtalung romtf. Ml
I ennyhra Atrenoe not tbwpt. t TMffcjf.
March S. at 2 p. m. Itimnt M ArlifgHii
(.fptetet) G R eoic ade Inv.ted.
Mmnranolis prfjer; lff notne
Tn Duiltl u I'luntiii t Impel.
NEWPORT NEWS Va . March 7. Rev
Thomas J. Mackav, pastor ef Se-ond Bap
tist Chu-ch. and Iolice Comnisi-er. lies
ben offered the shore supc'intEt!eiiey of
the Gospel Yieht ssociati n which ha
representatives in this se t.e se and
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