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WASHXNGrTCXN, FRIDAY, MABCH 23, 1900.
Price One Cent.
jNJuMliEU 145 1.
RELIEF COLUMN RETIRES
Colonel PI timer's Force Falls Back
to Crocodile Pool.
"I'lie ItritiNh Ilosiiitnl EstaulUhed nt
Gaheronew Iloer Gtui Xenr AVar
rcn(in Mleneed After n Sharp Ar
tillery Duel The Uurjsheri A acute
Kliiidam imil ItulHorton Gen
eral Freueh Arrive at Thahaiiclin
anil Co 111 111 11 11 ion 1 'N hy lleliujrniili
With Maseru. IJiiMitoIand, "Which
Itenorts II Y ell The Free Stater
Surrendering Inferior Arms Onlj.
LONDON. March 23. A despatch to the
"Timos," from Buluwayo, dated March 19,
Kays: "After the fighting on March 16
Colonel Plumer retired northward, and is
now at the Crocodile Pool base. His hos
jrttal hab been brought back to Gabe
rones." Crocodile Pool is about ten or twelve
miles north of Lobatsi, where Colcnel
lluroer bad his fight, Lobatsi is about
half way between Gaberones. where the
hospital is located, and Mafeking.
A despatch from Warrenton, a town on
the Vaal River, about forty-two mites
north of Kimberley. dated yesterday, says:
"A leeonnoissance of the Boer position
was made yesterday by the Twentieth
Battery of Koyal Artillery, under cam
mand of Major lilewitt. The artillery' as
supported bj the Kimberley Light Horse.
There was a smart artillery duel, which
lasted all the morning. The Boers had
four guns, two of them using cordite. The
Boor fire was ineffective, however, and the
guns were eventually s'lenced. Theie
were no casualties among the, British.
"Two citizens of Vryburg. who have 'been
imprisoned oy the Boers, arrived here un
der a flag of truce. They state that ttc
big gun, with which the Boers bombard
ed Kimberley, was sent through Chris
tiania to Pretoria.
"Trains are new running to within eight
miles of Warrenton. The Boers left hur
riedly and had no time to damage the sta
tion. The Boers have vacated Klipdara and
"Windsortou, which are almost deserted."
A despatch from Bloemfontein, dated
March 22, says: "General French, with a
brigade of cavalry and mounted infantry,
has arrived at Thabanchu and has opened
heHographic communication with Maseru,
Basutolaud. which reports all well."
A despatch to the "Times" from Spyfou
tetn, of yesterday's date, says: "The pres
ent temper of the Free Staters in the ter
ritory occupied by the British should be
Hoeoptod with caution. They have been as
tonished at the rapidity of the invasion,
bt the evidences of their attitude are
somewhat fictitious. In view of the large
proportion of Inferior weapons tendered for
surrender, the impression presents itself
taut the burghers are following the tactics
of the Afridie under similar circumstances.
It i the more significant since we know
bow completely the Boers are armed with
MmMors."
SOLID BULLETS USED.
British Troup in South Afrlea Xot
miIIm1 With Diim-Dum.
LONDON. March 2S. Replying to a
qMosttoB in the House of CotaaMBfi today.
Mr. George Wyndham, Parliamentary Sec
retory of State for War mated that the
Ilrttteh troops in South Africa used gelid
ballot. They never used the expanding
bullets or durn-duras.
The original garrison in South Africa, he
fiW, had the "Mark IV ' (expanding bul
lous), but those had been recalled and had
not been used in the present campaign.
The Irelnon llnj Award.
DERNE, March 23. It is stated here to
day that the report of the award of the
Delagoo Bay arbitration tribunal will be
handed to the British legation on March
20.
Kroner's Alleged Proclamation.
LOXDOX. March 23. A despatch to a
iews agency from Bloemfontein says. "It
is alleged that President Kruger has pro
claimed that England is in dire straits
and that the Russians have occupied Lon
da." Sir Alfred Milner Cue- to Stormherj;.
CAPE TOWN, March 23. Sir Alfred
iMflaer, Governor of the Cape Colony, ar
rived at Coiesberg yesterday aad after
ward left for Stonnberg.
Koutid Dead on the Pilot.
WILMINGTON. Del., March 2C.--Vlien
the South bound express train for Balti
more, due here about 7 o'clock, stopped
at the station last night the body of a
negro, with the skull crushed, was found
on the pilot of the engine. The man was
iHotitffied as William Smith, employed by
the Malleable Iron Company. It is thought
he was struck by the train while crossing
the bridge near Lcndlith.
Chlenyo'-, Treasury Depleted.
CHICAGO. March 23. The Cit Council,
at a special meeting last nrght, received
the Annual appropriation bill, which pro
vides for 52S.034.288. Comptroller Kerfoot
created a sensation by warning the Alder
men that the general fund of the eity
Which contained j:,5f'fl,)t when Mayor
Harrison went Into office, was depleted to
a point where only $300,600 was loft.
Head Mon.- Offered.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. March 2X
to man- rueont rebberloe en the
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PeMtc of KaBMi CHy. IUmm, hat effeevd
n howdy of IK mt of Mc roHry for tfce
dead body of caeh robber Utlteil Is tfec et
of voramtttiMg robbory or mh aJuvw
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NMHiOM.
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A Denial IVom Porto Itlraua.
MeM Latimer a4 Ma4e. who are
here delefmtw f the Pert R(m re
rubHean party. bve teracd a dBHtal of
the sUiJomcnl pwWlhd hi a Xew Yrk
utniipapor that thoy are wrstac a territo
rial form of Rovernmoot for the Mand.
Their avpiratlens, they sar. are not Hi.
He! to any form of civil govorBmoa.
Frank LIhhe? Jt Co. nlwn; the low
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tit nw.
THE FAMINE IN INDIA.
Sixty 3IIHIon People Affected liy the
Lack of Food.
LOXDOX, March 23. In the House of
Commons today Right Hon. Lord George
Hamilton. Secretary of State for India,
stated that the Indian famine affects an
area of territory in which there is a popu
lation of over 60,000,000.
Five million persons are in receipt of
relief and the number employed on the
Government relief works is 4,200,000. The
amount devoted to relief work in 1SH9-1900
was 2,053,000, and it is expected that
3,335,000 will probably be required for
the same purpose during the current year.
BARON- DE CHBISTIANI FHEE.
The Assailant of President Louhct
UecelvcH a Pardon.
PARIS, March 23: Baron de Christian!,
who assaulted President Loubet at the
Anteuil Race Track and was sentenced to
four years' imprisonment, has been par
doned. Christiani was also a witness in
the royalist trials.
The assault on President Loubet was
made on June 4 last. When the President
heard the sentence pronounced on de
Christiani. he said that the four years
would pass qulclcly, giving the impression
that he intended to pardon the Baron. It
was reported some time ago that President
Loubet was anxious to pardon Christiani,
but was overruled by the cabinet.
THE KAISER WANTS MORE PAY.
He AsUs the Itelehstau: for an In
crease of $1,000,000 a Year.
BERL1X, March 23. The Kaiser has
asked the Reichstag to increase his royal
income $1,000,000 a year. His present
yearly allowance is JS.500,000.
His late father, who is generally ac
credited with having done fewer things,
and done them better, managed to get
along very comfortably with $2,000,000 a
year, and left a very snug fortune to his
versatile son in the bargain. Kaiser Wil
liam spent this personal inheritance, to
gether with the one left him by his grand
father, almost immediately. As early as
1SS9 he began to ask the Prussians for an
increase of salary, a custom that he has
persevered in with religious punctuality
to this year.
He declared at the outset of his reign
that it was impossible to live in a style
suited to his high position on a scale of
wages created sixty-nine years ago. The
new Emperor's salary, as a result, was
doubled. Xow the Emperor asks for an
additional increase. In addition to the
crown income he receives an immense for
tune from his estate and the business en
terprises he has invested in.
THE CABINET MEETING.
Secretary Koot Discusses Affnlr in
Culir..
Secretary Root was the central figure at
the Cabinet meeting this morning. This
was his first oportunlty since his return
from Cuba to relate the results of his 00
seratioae to the President's adviser?.
For more than an hour and a hnlf he
was buFy giving hie imprestions and ans
wering the questions of his colleague.
With the exception of one or two rccom
mesdatione for the regulation of the Cuban
financial system, be suggested no change
la the administration of affairs of the isl
and. He advocated the eslatdiehement of n
separate treasury for the island for the
reception and disbursements of its reve
nues. At present all insular funds are
deposited in bosks.
Mr. Root did not venture an opinion as
te how long United Slates control will be
ece-ry. To a Times reporter he said:
"The Cubans are making very satisfacto
ry rogr?Bs. Of course they cannot gov
ern themselves until their government is
formed.
"Cuba is as peaceful and orderly as the
District of Columbia; its cities are cleaner
than Washington, and the people are in
dustrtetifly at work raising their crops, en
gaging In trade, and following many use
ful occupationF." The entire Island, he
said, is in a perfect state of peace.
MILES' TRIP TO CUBA.
The CoiiiniaiidInK'sGencraI to Report
to Secretary Root.
It was said at the War Department
today that General Miles visit to Cuba,
which is announced in a despatch from
Savannah, Ga., today, is the result of his
conference with Secretary Root at Charles
ton, S. C.
Secretary Root, it is said, is not thor
oughly satisfied v.ith the condition of af
fairs in Cuba and requested General Miles
to visit the island aud make an inspec
tion of the military force there. While
General Wood"s plans for sending home
American troops from Cuba, and replacing
them with Cuban soldiers it, said to meet
with the approval of Secretary Root, he
prefers, it is suited, to have General Miles
look over the field and designate the
forces to be withdrawn. It is feared that
General Wood ma send too many of the
troops home, and that those left w.ll have
trouble in keeping order.
General Miles will make a full report
to Secretary Root on his return to Wash
ington, and on this report, it is said, vill
be based the plans for future action in
diminishing the insular military force.
LIST OF CASUALTIES.
Soldier Reci-ntl Killed mid Wound
ed in the Philippines.
The War Department received a cab'e
despatch from General Ot s yc sierda y. giv
ing a list of soldiers killed and wounded
within the last few weeks. A majority of
the men belonged to the Third Cavalry
and Sixteenth and Thirty-third Infantry".
which have been doing the bulk of the
lighting. The list Is as follows:
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Mi aim. frhgiu. Ralph lltr.r..
CharlrM Klotterduy Dead
Oeaeral Wood teJegraphed the War De
partment from Havana .today of the death
of Charles Floworday. a civilian cmployp
of the Quartermaster's Department at
Saneti Pplritus, Cuba. March 21, of ente
ritis. Best Hoard. One Dollar and Sixty
ccnU per 100 square feet. ClU and X. Y. ave. nw.
CALEB POWERS OS TRIAL
Charged With Being an Accessory
to the Goebel Assassination.
TFic Courtroom nt Frankfort Crowd
ed AVitli Curious Spectators A Mo
tion to Quaxli the "Warrant on
Technicalities Overruled "Warden
LllInrd'N Story of the ' Snooting.
FRAXKFORT, Ky., March 23. County
Judge J. D. Moore, before whom the pre
liminary trial of Secretary of State Caleb
Powers, Capt. John Davis, and W. H. Cul
ton was to take place, issued a pro:lama
tion that, owing to the excitement attend
ant upon the trial of the alleged conspira
tors, none but the attorneys, witnesses and
reporters would be allowed In the court
room. However this was not observed and
the room was packad when the prisoners
were brought in.
After reading the list of witnei&es. Coun
ty Attorney J. H. Potsgrove announced
that the Commonwealth was ready in the
case of Caleb Powers. Former Governor
John Young Brown, for the defence, read
the warrant, called attention to the fact
that it did not state that a crime had been
committed in Franklin county or in the
State of Kentucky, and asked that it there
fore be overruled. This was noisustaincd
by the judge and the witnesses on both
sides were then called.
A separation of witnesses was asked for
and agreed to. Judge Moore told the wit
nesses not to talk to each other about the
case, or even to themselves. This caused a
laugh. Eph Lillard was the first witness
examined. He was the warden of the
Frankfort penitentiary.
"The warrant, Mr. Lillard, charges Ca
leb Powers with being accessory' to the
murder of William Goebel. Do you know
anything about it?" asked County Attorney
Potsgrove.
"N'o. dr."
"Well, you don't understand. Tell about
the murder of Mr. Goebel."
Mr. Lillard then told how he was on tho
State House steps when the shooting took
place. He heard a shot come from the
Executive Building. When he looked, he
saw the second window on the first floor
raised about eighteen inches. It was a
window in the Secretary of -State's office.
The first shot he heard was a rifle shot.
The succeeding shots might have been
from rifles, but he could not tell certainly.
Lillard wanted to tell what he said when
he found Goebel shot. The defence ob
jected and Judge Moore sustained the ob
jection, despite the Commonwealth's plea
to the contrary. Lillard then described
the wound of Goebel. The witness also
told about the duration of Goebel's fight
for life, the time of his death, etc.
Cross-examined by former Governor
Brown, vitnefcs admitted that he did not
notice the windows of the Executive
Building as he went up the walk with Goe
bel. He also admitted that If they had
been raised it might not have attracted his
attention at that time. Witness did not
mark the spot where Goebel fell when the
shot was fired, nor was he present when
the shot was marked. He could not tell
exactly where the spot was.
The only other witness examined before
noon was Policeman Wingate Thompson
and the Louisville detective, De Arm
strong. The latter's main evidence was
that the defendant Powers refused to "give
him a list of people in his office on the
day Goebel was shot. Court adjourned
until 1.30.
DENIED BY KENTUCE3ANS.
Taj Iorite Claim They Do Xot Seek
Federal Intervention.
John Marshall, the Republican Lieuten
ant Governor of Kentucky; Samuel J. Rob
crts. Internal Revenue Collector for the
Lexington district, and Col. Andrew Cow
an, of Louisville, members of the Republi
can delegation of Kentuckians now in the
city for the alleged purpose of securing
Administration aid in Kentucky, called at
the White House this morning and were
closeted with the President for more than
an hour. The situation in Kentucky was
gone over thoroughly, the President be
ing deeply interested and showing a re
markably intricate knowledge of the de
tails of the contest.
If the object of the delegation's visit was
to secure Federal intervention in one form
or another, they took good care to deny it
strenuously, and any hint that such v.'as the
object of their interview was ridi;uled vig
orously. They did not want intervention,
they said, and were perfectly willing to
abide by the decision of the Court of Ap
peals, which will probably be handed down
in about two weeks.
It was claimed by them that tLe Demo
crats have violated their agreement with
the Republicans when they set up their
government pending the decision of the
Court of Appeals. "Although the Demo
crats arc apparently acting in bad faith,"
said one of them, "we do not intend to ask
for Federal troops. We don't want them
and we believe that there will be 110 disor
derly or riotous proceedings. We are per
fectly willing to let the decision rest with
the Supreme Court of the United States
to which It will be appealed from tho Court
of Appeals of Kentucky, if the decision in
that court is against us. Should the Su
preme Court here decide that we are not
entitled to the offices we will get down
and out. thinking too much of the good
name of Kentucky to cauhe further dis
order." Messrs Marshall. Cowan, and Roberts,
ith one voice, declared that It was not
their Intention or deeire to hae a Con
grewlonar investigation. It was not
needed, they Mid. for Kentucky. If left
alone, would come out of the present
turmoil without further complications.
The object of their visit to Washington
was claimed by them to be simply to nut
the situation fully and clearly before the
President. It Is said that Mr. McKinley
assured the delegation that he could not
Intervene unless there was Insurrection,
and that then. If circumstances permitted,
he would recognize the Taylor govern
ment. Sailed for .Van I In
The transport Stephens sailed from
Seattle. Washington, yesterday for Mani
la via Hilo, Hawaiian Islands. She car
ried 491 horses and 0 mules. The animals
will be disembarked at Hilo and given tev
eral days' rest.
$I.2. to Baltimore and Itctnrn via
U. & O. Satnrdny and Snnuay,
March it and 23 good for return until follow
ing .Monday. Tickets good on all trains except
itoal Limited.
FIynn' DunincKi College, Sth and K.
fo Census Office Examination S3
-v.', , I--
Common Ronrils. only U40
per one hundred tquarc feet, F. Libbey & Co.
TROOPS TO QUELL A MOB.
Richmond Blues Ordered Out io Pro
tect 11 Cnptnred Depcrado.
RICHMOND, Va., March 23. The town,
of Emporia, in .Greenville county, forty
miles south of Richmond, is seething with
excitement today over the capture of Wal
ter Cotton, the negro desperado who yes
terday shot down and killed two promi
nent citizens of that count', J. W. Saun
ders and Joseph Wclton. 1
Ttib negro is in jail and a mob of COO meo
surrounds the Jail, demanding that ho bs
given up to its vengeance, and is being rap
Idly enlarged by new arrivals. The offi
cers are making a stuborn resistance, hop
ing to keep the mob at bay juntil help can
be secured. j
Governor Tyler was telegraphed early this
morning for troops by thesheriff of the
county. He has ordered outjthe Richmond
Blues' Battalion, two companies, and a
special train is about to start with them
for a fast run to the scene, but little hopo
is felt, however, that they will arrive in
time. Governor Tyler will go with tho
troops and has wired1 an encouraging mes
sage to the sheriff and a warning to tho
people to obey the law.
Cotton was under indictment to hang at
Portsmouth for murder and escaped sev
eral weeks ago. Wednesday .night he held
up a prominent citizen of Emporia in his
chamber and forced him to give up his
watch, his pistol, and his wife's jewelry,
and $150 in money, and to prevent arrest
fired his pistol indiscriminately down tho
main street of the town. Many other bur
glaries had occurred, and yesterday tho
county turned out to hunt the burglars.
When Saunders and Wcllon approached a
vacant house, where he and a white trairp
were concealed, he killed -them both, but
not until he himself was Shot through
the hand.
This wound led to his identification last
night, ten miles from thescene of the
murder, and though large s posses vere
hunting for him in every- direction, the
officers succeeded in getting him to tho
jail In Emporia. Urgent messages are fol
lowing rapidly for troops, but much valu
able time has been lost In getting the
men together. The white man, who was
with Cotton is also in the jail and it is
feared they will both be wrested from the
officers and lynched before the Governor
and the two companies of troops can
reach the scene.
THE SITUATION IN CHICAGO.
Mnnon
Contractor! Forced
to
lMy
the Trowel.
CHICAGO, March 23. Fourteen mason
contractors, with T. E. Neilson, the rich
West Side contractor, for their foreman,
worked all day yesterday with trowel and
hammer, rushing the construction on a
building in Hnymarket Square on which
work had been .suspended since the out-
l brrak of the labor war. The toilers were
in overalls and few pedestrians distin
guished anj thing in their appearance dif
ferent from that of ordinary artisans, but
Foreman Xeilson, who has the contract for
the building, was recognized by rasslng
friends despite his conftssed efforts at par
tial disguise.
He admitted the entire force under him
was drawn from the memsorfchip of the
Masons' and Builders' Asociatiou, . and-
that racst of the fourteen had not laid
bricks or sawed planks before in twenty
years. Union strikers photographed tho
men at work for their gallery of non
union men. Good progress is being made
on the building.
The pattern makers are the latest to
cause trouble in labor circles. General
President S. R. Thomas, of the Pattern
Makers' Xational League, arrived in the
city yesterday to help the Pattern Makers'
Union in their fight for a ninehour day.
A conference with the Job pattern shop
proprietors will be held at the Sherman
House today and the local union will pre
sent its demands for a nine-hour day and
a union workshop. Business Agent John
Mullay, of the local union, says no trou
ble is looked for in securing their de
mands from the job pattern men. It is
possible that a strike will relsult, however,
when an attempt is made to unionize the
large factories. There are about S00 mem
bers of the Pattern Makers' Union in the
city.
A number of labor leaders will testify
before the Industrial Commission today.
A plan to have President McKinley se
lect a body of men of national reputation
to come to Chicago and formulate an
agreement of the labor troubles here was
suggested by Charles K. Offield, a patent
attorney, to the Industrial sub-Commission
at th? Auditorium yesterday.
Mr. Offield represents a large number
of manufacturers and declared that the
industiial outlook for Chicago was gloomy,
unless something could be done to bring
about harmony between labor and capital.
"Conditions here are decidedly danger
ous and were I asked for the best remedy
for it I would say that it would be well
for the President to appoint men to come
here and endeavor to bring the trouble to
an- end," he said.
Martin B. Madden, President of the
Western Stone Company testified in tho
same strain.
STRIKERS IN CONFERENCE.
Cleelniid JlnchliiiMM Hold a Large
Meeting.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 23. A big
meeting of tho striking jnacbinests was
held this morning in Arrh 'Hall. It wns
reported that 1,700" machinists are now
out, and more will quit before the day l
over. A number of core-workeis and
pattern-makers have laid off because thec
Is not work for them, they being de
pendent on the machinists for their em
ployment Manufacturers hac decided to
fight the Mrlke to the last, and are al
ready planning to bring men here from
the East.
OFF FOR THE PHILIPPINES.
V Ilody of KccrnltH Leave "David's
Inland for .iv York.
NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y.. March 23.
Over M0 recruits for the. United States Ar
my In the Philippines-left DavM's Island
yesterday for New York city wlience they
will start on their lo'n westward journey.
The men will bo distributed among the
Infantry and light and heavy artillery
branches of the servlcS.
The new recruits, physically, at least, are
as fine a body of me,n- as were ever des
patched from this post, a fact that was
noted and commented on by the offi;ers at
the post.
District IMHx in the Senate.
Favorable reports were authorized by the
Senate Committee on the District of Co
lumbia today .as follows: An act in rela
tion to taxes and tax saleslft-fiv? District.
For the extension of the Capital Traction
Road, and also the Metropolitan Road. For
the maintenance of an, industrial institu
tion for the employmeni.of the blind in the
District of Columbia and forgrading Con
necticut Avenue and. paving Jydecker Ave
nue. 1
XdrfolU&AVashiiiBton Steamboat Co.
Delightful trips daily at 0:30 p. Sn. tp Old Point
Comfort, Xewport News, yorfolfr, and Virghiiu
Beach. For schedule, see" page .
.One Dollar and a. ftnarteV for Doorn,
clear, no knots, 1S inches tlfick. th and K. Y. av.
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Idaho's Governor Saved From An
swering Awkward Questions.
SurpriHiiie Testimony RronRht Out
nt the Coeur d'AIene EntiIry-OIr.
StiiiienherR-'H Proclamation Ile
KartlliiK the 3IInins Permit System
YTVitten hy Others The Arre.il.i.
Sensational testimony was drawn from
the Governor .of Idaho, in the Coeur
d'AIene enquiry today. Many pertinent
questions, answers to which might have
thrown light on subjects under investiga
tion were not answered, because they vere
objected to by an attorney for the defence
and the objections were sustained by the
Republican members of the committee.
Governor Steunenberg declared that ho
did not know that arrests had been made
in Montana that he heard nothing about
it. Later he was forced to contradict this.
He admitted the proclamation putting
into operation the permit system in the
mines of Idaho was- written by other men
without consultation with him. In the
matter of enforcing this proclamation
upon some and not upon all, the Governor
of the Slate ot Idaho saidt "I reserved
the right to do as I pleased."
Mr. Sulzer and Mr. Lentz denounced the
Republican members of the committee for
bias, partisanship, and unfairness.
Governor Steunenberg was under cross
examination by F. C. Robertson, counsel
for the miners.
"When did you appoint Mr. Sinclair a3
your representative?"
"I think it was on May 3."
"Did you confer on him any specific
rights, or delegate to him any of your pre
rogatives as Governor?"
"I telegraphed him simply to act as my
representative."
"Have you a copy of the telegram?"
"I have not."
"What did it contain?"
"I think I Just told him to act as my per
sonal representative."
"Is it not a fact that General Merriam
exercised arbitrary power in making ar
rests, before the issuance of your proclama
tion declaring that a state of insurrection
existed?"
"I do not know."
"Did General Merriam act for you?"
"No, -ir. I had a talk with him and told
him to protect lives and property."
"Did General Merriam make arrests at
your Instance?"
"Well, no."
"Then, If Gcireral Merriam made arrests
without warrant or other legal process, he
did it on his, and not on your, authority'"
"I will assume responsibility for all the
arrests that were made by the military."
The ArrcitM In Montana.
"But you do not claim that your author
ity as Governor of Idaho extends into Mon
tana?" "No. sir."
"Do you assume responsibility for the ar
rest of Francis in Montana, which was
merely a case of kidnaping?"
"If that arrest was made by an Idaho
deputy in Montana, I will accept the re
sponsibility." T.he Governor cf Idaho said he knew
nothing of the arrest of Francis until the
testimony of Mr. Shields given before the
committee recently. Governor Steunen
berg had not in his "possession a list of the
prisoners thrown into tho bull pen. He
was not sure that he had ever seen such a
list of the bull-pen prisoners.
"You do net know." said Mr. Robertson,
"that 1,100 men were in that bull pen and
that air but about fifteen o! the men were
ultimately discharged without a. shadow
of trial?"
Governor Steunenberg was not rich in in
formation concerning the bull-pen prison,
ers, usually falling back on the statement
that Mr. Sinclair was representing him in
the Coeur d'Alcnes.
Mr Lcntz then renewed his demand on
Sinclair that he produce the prison list.
Tho committee some time ago refused to
demand, but concluded to "request" that
Mr. Sinclair should favor the committee
with the list of prisoners. Upon the de
mand by Mr. Lentz. Sinclair arose and
said: "I have sent for it. but I have here
n list of the names which was printed in a
newspaper."
"Whom have you sent to?" said Mr. Cox.
"To the man who had the men in
charge."
"Well, who was or who is he?' insisted
Mr. Cox, becoming irritated.
"Mr. Edmunstcn. a subordinate of
mine," said Sinclair, laying emphasis on
the clause "a subordinate of mine."
Governor Steunenberg. when pressed
closely by Mr. Robertson, said he knew
nothing of any arrests made in Montana.
Mr. Robertson then sought to offer a let
ter from Governor Smith, of Montana,
making formal complaint against the ille
gal arrests. Mr. Dick insisted on intro
ducing at the same place other letters, and
this precipitated a discussion of some bit
terness, and although the chairman, Mr.
Hull, favored the contention of Mr. Dick
the objections of Mr. Hay, Mr. Coy, Mr.
Sulzer. and Mr. Lentz were so vigorous
that Mr. Dick was defeated, a Republican
member of tho committee. Mr. Parker,
taking is3ue with him.
Mr. Suixcr Protest.
When the cross-examination of Gov
ernor Steunenberg was resumed a question
was asked of him by Mr. Robertson as to
whether he .understood the bull pen pris
oners were State or Federal prisoners.
Mr. Chancy also objected to the ques
tion. Mr. Sulzer promptly declar
ed that he was opposed to lawyers,
men not members of the committee, mak
ing any objection to any questions. Mr.
Sulzer said; "It is apparent to me that
the majority of the committee is attempt
ing to shift the responsibility, and to pro
tect themselves behind their counsel. We
have not asked for counsel. I have no cb
jcotlon personally to Mr. Chaney. but I
am opposed to the proposition which al
lows this lawyer to protect this witness."
(Meaning Governor Steunenberg.)
Mr. Sulzer characterized the action of
the majority of the Commitee as "simply
an outrage," and said that under the bi
ased rulings of the committee, "the rec
ord of the proceedings of the committee
had become a farce."
Mr. Hull said: "I want to repudiate
right here the unwarranted assumption of
Mr. Sulzer that the majority of this com
mittee is on the side of the defence or on
any other side. We do not intend to be put
in the position of taking sides In this
case."
Mr. Sulzer But you have put your
selves in this position.
Mr. Hull We have not, sir. We have
done nothing of the kind.
Mr. Lcnlz said that the chairman had
said that he, "Mr. Lentz. was in charge of.
the prosecution. In the matter of the
charge that the majority of the committee
was on the side of the defence, he was
willing to stand by the record. He thought
that every vote of the majority of the com-
V mittee and every ruling of the chairman
rhowed that the charge made by Mr. Sul
zer was well founded. For himself, be was
free to say that he believed that the State
and Federal laws in Idaho had been grossly
Axlc your drtigrcist for ICrctol.
Carneniera' Friendly Corner at
jSixth St. and Sew York ave. nw. LR)bey & Co.
violated by the State and Federal authori
ties. Governor Steunenberg was not sure
whether the prisoners taken in Idaho and
Montana were State or Federal prisoners.
At first he maintained that he had not
heard that men were taken prisoners in
Montana, but he finally said that his depu
ties had been arrested in Montana on the
charge of violating the laws of Montana.
In the matter of the permit system, the
Governor of Idaho admitted that he had not
written the proclamation putting into force
that system. He was not even consulted
about it, but when the permit system was
put into execution he did not disapprove it.
The Governor was asked what he would
have done with a mine owner who. would
not have respected that proclamation. Mr.
Chaney objected.
Mr. Robertson said he wanted to show
that no punishment was prescribed and
that the penalty rested In the arbitrary
discretion cf the Governor, or his represen
tatives. Mr. Chaney's objection was put
to a vote, Mr. Hull and Mr. Dick beins the
only members of the committee who voted
to excuse the Governor from answering.
He said he had no fixed idea as to the
punishment 'to be meted out to those who
violated his proclamation.
Mr. Robertson showed that though he
had enforced his proclamation with regard
to some persons he had relaxed it with
regard to others.
When asked: "Then this proclamation of
yours was binding upon others and not
binding on yourself?" the Governor of the
State of Idaho made the following and
most remarkable answer:
"I reserved the right to do as I pleased."
i Mr. Robertson asked the witness if he did
ijul kijuw mm tauur was properly anu mac
no tate could abridge a man's right to
sell his labor. The question was objected
to by the attorney for the mine owners,
and the objection was sustained by every
Republican member of the committee,
every Democrat voting that the Governor
should answer the question. At noon tho
committee adjourned.
TROOPS AT COEUR D'ALENB.
A Itcxoliitioii f'nlliusc Upon the Pres
ident to Withdraw Them.
Mr. Lentz today Introduced In th House
a resolution calling upen the President to
withdraw Federal troops from the Coeur
d'AIene region.
The resolution also sets forth that the
reports from General Merriam to the War
Department show that peace exists la that
region and that there is no longer any Use
for the maintenance of martial law.
THT FU"ECrrC PLAGUE.
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'rem 3urg"u ,aws, who
t 'he Marie c .' piu.1 Sarvice
m r"-e!4 b Actnwt Sar
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geon Uv
the situation regarding it uf posed t
bonic plague in that city remains unciiao
ed since yesterday.
While the bacteriologists are examining
the glands of the three Chinamen who are
thought to have died as the result of the
plague no official decision has yet been
made public. The methods adopted to pre
vent a possible spread of the disease from
the Chinese quarter are still In force.
A most favorable report has been re
ceived at Marine Hospital Headquarters
from Surgeon-Carmichael, who is working
with the Honolulu authorities to suppress
the plague which had made such an ad
vance in that city. The latest report
-which was received last night says that
only one death has resulted from plague
since the previous report made some time
ago. Only one other suspicious case has
developed. Surgeon Carmichael stated
that there are no new cases in either Ka
hului or Hilo. He also says that the antl
peste serum, which Is being prescribed to
all plague patients, is proving itself to be
an effective cure.
"The authorities at Honolulu h3ve done
a fine piece of work," said Dr. Bailhache
this morning, "in gaining such a speedy
control of the disease. The reports are
exceedingly gratifying."
A NEW BOARD OF EDUCATION.
A Bill in the Senate That Provides
for iindlcal Chancre.
Mr. Stewart, for the Senate Committee
on the District of Columbia, today re
ported the result of the commitee's in
vestigation of the publls school system,
and recommnded that the Appropriation
bill for the District be amended so as to
provide for the appointment of a Bojrd
of Education by the President, to consist
of five persons.
Tho board is to appoint a superintendent
of schools, a secretary, a disbursing officer,
and two clerks, who may be removed at
pleasure. The superintendent, with the
consent of the board, -may appoint an as
sistant and all teachers, officers, and other
employes connected with the schools. The
salary of the members cf the board is to
be 11,000 a year. The superintendent will
receive $5,000 a year, the assistant, 53,000,
the secretary $2,500, the disbursing officer
$2,000, and the two clerks $1,000 each.
CUBAN ORPHAN SOCIETY.
The President nnd Other Invited to
ltn Katcr KcMtlvlty.
NEW YORK, March 23. President Mc
Kinley has written to the Cuban Orphan
Society, wishing success to the children's
National Easter Festivity which the society
will hold at the Seventy first Regiment Ar
mory in Easter week. The letter was In
response to an tnvitation from the society
for the President to attend the festival, and
is as follows:
Executive Mansicn.
Wx4iinptn, March II. 1W30.
Iar Madamr: I write to thank jwi for the kind
invitation extended to mt to be prrscnt.at the
Children's National Kister Festival of the' Cuban
Orphan :ocit to be held in fw otk ity. The
Lte ret. however. i so far in advance that I
cannot determine definitely at prcynt whether I
fhall be able to attend, although I fear that pub.
lie engagements will prevent me fom doing so.
Uhat li bem .stated of the character of the
work of your society ha 1nteretrd me and It
nuuld appear to be eminently praiseworthy and
likely to enlift sympathy and support. Assur
ing jou of my good wishes for the succea8 of your
underukirjr, believe me, very sincerely,
WILLIAM McKlXLEY.
Admiral Dewey and General Miles have
written to the society, accepting invitations
to be present at the festival, and ft' is ex
pected that a large number of otherArmy
and Navy officers will attend-- TheVsociety
also hopes to have President OIcKlnley's
presence at the festival In ''spite of the
doubts of his ability to come.hat are ex
pressed in his letter.
The .Slayer of Gilchrist.
CHICAGO, March 23. Lawrence Walsh,
who served in Cuba with the "Louisiana
Tigers," walked into the Maxwell Street
Police Station last night and announced
that he was the man who shot Robert W.
Gilchrist in his barber shop. 1764 Twenty
second Street, Wednesday night. Walsh
was intoxicated and told a rambling story
of the murder, giving as a motive the fact
that Gilchrist was a Southerner and as
such was a disgrace to the community. He
expressed no sorrow for his act. Apparent
ly Walsh is insane. When he is straight
ened out, a correct story of the affair and
motive will probably come out.
$1.2; To Baltimore and lie- $1.2;;
turn via Pennsylvania Knilroad.
Tickets on sale Saturday and smidar, March 24
and 25. good to re.tnrn until MomiarV JIarth 20.
All trains except Congressional Limited.
.Anyhody'M lists liid low.
A polal gets a reply from Cta and S. Y. are.
BAIT FOR FBEE TBADERB
Latest Scheme of the Republican
Peace Committee.
A Proposition TTiat the Porto Itlcnn
Tariff Hill I'lmt lie Panned ly the
Senate and the Civil Government
Plan Amended So ait to Allow
fhe President to Reduce Dutiex.
The Republican Peace Committee of tho
Senate, which has been endeavoring to
harmonize conflicting views on the Porto
Rican bill, as passed by the House, this
morning, reached a tentative agreement
which has been submitted to the free trade
advocates in the party.
This proposition is that the House bill,
Imposing a duty of 15 per cent of the Ding
ley rates, be passed without amendment,
and that the Civil Government bill be next
considered and amended so as to effect a
compromise between the radical free trade
men and the protectionists.
If the free trade Senators permit the
House bill to go through, the Civil Gov
ernment bill will probably be amended by
the insertion of a clause authorizing the
President to reduce import duties on pro
ducts from Porto Rico, or by a provision
to the effect that as soon as the Govern
ment ot Porto Rico Is able to raise reve
nues for the island, all duties between the
island and the United States shall cease.
This tentative proposition was submit
ted to the free trade Senators after the
meeting today. Messrs. Davis, Proctor,
Beverldge, and Simon at once held a con-"
ference. They may submit a counter prop
osition to the peace committee this after
noon when another meeting Is to be heW.
The committee now seems to be- confides
that the House bill will be passed as the
secon' step In the settlement of the Prto
Rican question and that, through the me
dium of the Civil Government trill, all
rough places will be mado smooth and
thorough harmony secured.
DENOUNCED BY TILLMAN.
The Senate Still Dehatlns- the Porta
Klcnn Ilellef Illil Iteport.
The conference report on the Porto Ri
can bill was taken up and its discussion
was proeeded with in the Senate today!
irrvusd " 3 conference hf"
snrrtf - ! t) ff ,-' " J i-"
-p-jfc. -h irm ' -- K tariff
, i hf -... - o .' t. of 'a rM
, u'd hr '
Mr. Tillmau .i. -.'. .. "' f "
of supplying food to the suffer.i-s jr ,' f
Porto Rico and said that the effect 01 .5
would be to interfere with the supply ot
labor in the island; for if the working peo
ple got food for nothing tney woura not
labor. The effect of it would be to make
the United States Government aa eleemo
synary institution. Rut that feature of
the bill, h'e said, had not been put forward
until Republicans found themselves face to
face with the dilemma and sought to es
cape It by geting out of that hole.
Mr. Spooner put a question to Mr. Till
man and the answer was: "1 do not know
how it is, but I am in favor of free trade
with Porto Rico. I do not believe in one
part of the United States taxing another
part. There is already on foot an effort'
to discriminate against the industry of my
State by incorporating in the Constitution
of the United States an amendment allow
ing Congress to regulate the hours of la
bor." Mr. Gallinger "Vyill the Senator explain
how there would be any injustice done to
his State by the policy of uniform labor
hours for laborers in this country? Hew
would that militate against the interests
of the people of South Carolina?
Mr. Tillman Because the climate is not
uniform in the United States. In my State
there are only three months of winter, and
for half of that time out-of-door labor can
be carried on. whereas in jome of tho
Northern States there are six months of
the year when out-door labor cannot ba
carried on. We have the advantage that
God has given us in sunshine and you can
not get round it. I am opposed to any leg
islation that Interferes with local condi
tions and I am opposed to having one por
tion of the United States rob another por
tion. Mr. Perkins asked Mr. Tillman whether
he was in favor of free trade with Porto
Rico and other acquired colonies where
labor wa only 19 or 15 or 20 cents a
day.
Mr. Tillman If we continue te fcM the
Philippines I will be ia favor of free trade
following the flac.
Mr. Perkins The questtoB of heMta?
those islands is not under eooWerato.
We acquired them by treaty, and they fee
lens to tfcp United States as araeh as
South Carolina or California or aay Sato
of the Union. Whether we will give them
away afterwards or will keep them, they
belong to us now. Awl is the Senator from
South Carolina In favor of the peon eoa
tract labor there coming into eomaetftten
with American labor?
Mr. Tillman There Is an old legal axtem
that a man cannot tafe advantage of Itte
own wrong, and those who voted to bclac;
Into the country those islands with their
cheap contract peon and Malay labor wtro
told of the results that weald foltow ta
ratification of that treaty. Awl you eM
not get the votes necessary to saake tint
treaty law until you had bought some asan
to-vote for it. And the question whether
that wrong to American labor, that wrang
to our citizenship that wrong to the suffer
ing people of the Philippines who bavo
themselves protested against being subju
gated by American arms, is before tha
American people today. It is almost the
only question before the people and they
will determine in November whether the
flag will mean one thing in the United
States, another thing in Porto Rico, and
another thing in the Philippines.
A CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION.
An Ohxervanee of the Anniversary"
of the Lonl'Inna Pnrchase.
Mr. Cockrell has Introduced in the Sen-
ate a bill to provide for the celebration of
the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana
Purchase by the United States. The b.
provides for an international expositic
of arts, industries manufactures, and thw
products of the soil. mine, forest, and sea.
The exposition is to be held In the city
of St. Louis. Mo. The appointment of two
commissioners from each State and Terri
tory and the District of Columbia is pro
vided" for, who will exercise a supervising
power over the project When these com
missioners have ascertained that a capi
tal of $10,000,000 has been raised by tho
promoters of the plan, the Government of
the United States shall appropriate $5.
000,000 as Its share of the expense of tho
exposition.
The Government is authorized, also, in
cite bill to erect a building to display itsr
exhibits. The structure is not to cost mora,
than $100,000.
Mot Sniicrli Day Train in the IVorlili
Th "Royal Limited" Icarcs Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad Platirn. Xew Jrrcv Avenue and" C
Street, djily 3 p. m.. arrive New York 3 p. m.
Splrndid dininr and cafe car service.
Yard, wareiioissei, ami oMcei Lib
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