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WASHINGTON, MONDAY, 3LABCII 2G 1900.
PRrcE One Cent
MI FEDERAL ACTIOS
Taylor Extremely Anxious for Na
tional Interference
.'Marshall, the Itepnhllean Aspirant
'for Lieutenant Governor. Snid to
lie In AViifeliiiiRtmi foiKMictiiiK s
elieme Senator Dehoe Quoted as
X'redletliiK a Change in Affairs.
.FRANKFORT. Ky., March 26. Taylor
arrived here this morning at 10:20 o'clock,
ftor two days In Louisville. He went dl-'
tccCIf t hl ofli. in the Executive Bulld
'ing. He refused to be interviewed about
the testimony of Whartnn Golden in wbioh
Ms name was mentioned in connection with
the conspiracy.
Guidon had said that Taylor remarked to
E. a. Hesrard, of Harlan county: "You fel
'lw will haw t do something first, then
1 ! coll out theruilitia."
Although Taj tor strenuously deni.s it, he
is tuafciag suprone efforts for Federal in
terference iu Kentucky affairs. Lieuten
ant Governor Marshall is in Washington.
and has an engagement for a confe.-ence
vik Attorney General Griggs todsy. Af
ter that meeting something fiom Washing
ton will drop in the Kentucky row. A
lletter was received from Senator Deboe
totay which said by Wodncsday there
uW he a big change in the attitude of
wbe Federal authorities. The Federal in
terforonoe will come in the shape of an
oreor from Secretaiy Root to Governor
BetSkuain to return all militia arms be
longing to the United States Government
to he arsenal at Frankfort and to disband
like army. If Beckham refuses to obey the
oWler, then it will be enforced by Federal
troops. The Republicans are urging ac
tion by the Federal authorities because
tfcoy f cm' Bockham w ill seize - the State
d'leeee when the State Court of Appeals
ueciiee the agreed gubernatorial case.
The Goebel assassination conspiracy
oases were to have been taken up again
tkfe morning at 10 o'clock before Judge
Moere. However, the star witness, Whar
tw GoMea, did not put in his appearance,
d R was announced that he was ill.
Court therefore adjourned until 1 o'clock
lb- Which time it is hoped that Golden will
ib iftHe to undergo the rigid examination
tfeeoefence expects to put him through.
Attorney Grown was expected to tear the
ttethaouy of F. W. Golden to pieces on
oroas-exawiiiatiou today in the Goebel as
Faseluatkui trial, and Golden's sensational
dharsce against Secretary of State Powers
ad Taylor were expected to be weakened.
Mrs. Golden will be a witness in the case.
The confession of Golden has caused ia
itoaee bitterness toward Mm by Republican
leadors. They have brought witnesses here
to disprove his evidence. Leadiug Repub
licans of Winchester have been summoned.
They say Golden told them he had made no
coBfoBBfoB after the statement had been
pwbHflhed forecasting what he testified.
James Sparks. County Attorney for Lau
rel county, was interviewed regarding the
statement made by Sergeant Wharton Gol
ea on the examining trial of Powers at
Frankfort, Saturday, to the effect that
Sparks had selected the men from Laurel
county to go to Frankfort as witnesses
about January 1. and had gone with them.
Mr. Sparks said: "Golden's statement on
this point was a base a He as was ever
tolfl. I selected no men to go t Frankfort,
nor dW I take any there, nor was I there
myself at the time he refers to. I went to
Frankfort on December 4 and stayed there
until December C. and was not there after
that time until after Mr. Goebel was shot.
After the shooting of Goebel the London
company of State Guaide was called to
Frankfort and 1. being a lieutenant of the
company, went there with them. I did not
tee Mr. Golden from December C. 1899, un.
til aftor Goebel was killed, and have had no
talk with him whatever.
"There were some men summoned by
tle sheriff of this county as witnesses to
go to Frankfort in the contest case, but
I don't know who they were. I was not
one of them and did not go. No one has
ever, at any time, called upon me to select
or to bring a lot of desperate men to
Frankfort. I would not have done so if
alked. I can show by fifty of the most
rqpwtaWe men of Laurel county that Gol
flon's testimony relative to myself is
iSennlur Deboe, when sooh at the Capitol
tfeMe afternoon in regard to the statement
tht Foderal action was likely to be taken
tn Kentucky affairs, said that there was
pm truth in the report ao far as he knew.
iHe sW that the despatches from Ken-
were all newspaper talk.
TAYLOR'S ARREST EXPECTED.
A Statement Miule ! the Priemls of
the I surper.
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. March 2C Taylor's
friends today say that they expect an
attempt to arrest him will be made before
tomorrow night, when the examining trial
of Secretary of State Powers for complicity
in the Goebel murder will end.
Last night Taylor was here, but his
friends refused to divulge where he was
stopping.
SIR DONALD STEWART DEAD.
A Noted Kiitilisli Olllcer Hxplrcs In
Alsrier.
LONDON. March 26. Sir Donald Stew
art died this morning at Algiers. He was
seventy-six years of age.
Field Marshal Sir Donald Martin Stew
art. G. C. B., G. C. S. L. C. I. E., Hon. D.
C. L., Oxford. LL. D., entered the Bengal
staff corps iu 1S40, became a major in 1S58,
a general, in 1SS1. and a field marshal in
1S9I. He served at Pcshawur in 1S51. in
Allyghur in 1S37; was deputy assistant ad
jutant general at the siege of Delhi; as
sistant adjutant general at Lucknow;
commanded the Bengal troops in Abyssinia
in 1867-68, and the Kandahar division in
the Afghan war in 1S7S-S0. He commanded
troops at Cabul and Northern Afghanistan
until lSS'J. He was a member of the Vice
loy's Council iu ISSO and was commander-in-chief
in India in 1SS1-S5. He was a
member or th- Indian Council from 1SS5 to
1895. At the time of his death hn v
Governor oft:; p.oyj HospHal at Chelea.
Kstnte Left to a Sister.
By the twins of the will of Juiien Sears,
dated January 21, 1S53, and filed today,
loaves his entire estate to his sister, Vir
ginia H. Dpbney,
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llailroad Stalk p. New Jcrij Ati-mio au.i C
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Splendid dimng and cafe car service.
00M PAUL'S DELEGATES.
nlil to Pe on a Special Mission to
Prt'Nirit "' ICiiiley.
LONDON". March .i. In circles here that
are in touch 7j'h t . Boer rulers It is de
clared that the three delegates who left
Lourenco Marcuas on a German steamer
on March 13 are bound on a special mis
sion from President Kruger to President
McKinlcy. They will make short stops
at Berlin and Brussels, it is asserted, but.
they hope to accomplish more in the Unl- j
ted Stales than in Europe. j
The Boer element here is very iysieri- 1
ous about this mission to Mr. M.XiRtey. !
but eive out hints that gisu ui.us aie
expected from it. Tl (.;- w-j --e this
information scent the idra that Johan-
nesburg and the mines v, i:l r? itroyed.
They decia.e ti.at the reports to tn'is
effect must Lac been given out by enC-
'c,8, .of ,thfe Dofrs- a",! lhM.riMU
TTmtd Ztntov xvpre not onlv unauthorized.
but hae given a false impression that
has injured the cause of the Transvaal.
It is conceded by the Boers quoted that
tne war flas readied a critical stage, ine
overwhelming numbers sent out bv the
British have surprised the Transvaalers,
they say. Pretoria will be strongly de
fended, it is declared, and President Kru
gcr's "price that would stagger human
ity'" is ass-erted to mean the numbers of
English soldiers who will fall if they at
tempt to take it.
A despatch from Kimberley says Boer
prisoners brought in there assert that a
forte of British cavalry has penetrated the
Transvaal and reached a point eighteen
miles north of Christiana. Christiana is on
the Yaal River, fifteen or twenty miles
above Warrenton, where Lord Methuen has
been operating.
USE OF EXPLOSIVE BULLETS.
A Parliamentary Statement That o
Knrtlier Action Is Possible.
LONDON, March 2C Replying to a ques
tion in the House of Commons today, Mr.
George Wyndham, Parliamentary Secre
tary of State for War, stated that there
was no doubt from the reports of Lord
Roberts and others that explosive and ex
pansive bullets had been used by the Bo
ers. Many such bullets had been found in tho
neighborhood of positions that had been
evacuated by the burghers. These
ports had been confirmed by the medical
ollicers. Mr. Wynham added that the
Government thought that after the com
munications which had passed between
Lord
this
Roberts and the Boer Pres dent on b" ?"" "nou.er u. i am creuioiy in
ubject no further action was pou,i- formed that the Army now m the Philip-
ue-
BRITISH OFFICERS SHOT.
Captain Lyuoti ' Killed anil Others
Wo tin tied1 liy the fioers.
BLOEMFONTEIN, March 26. While
Lieut. Col.
. E. .Coddington, of the First
Battalion of the Coldstream Guard;; Lieut.
Col. E. M. S. Crabbe. cf tbe Third Bat-
talion of the Grenadier Guards; Captain
Lygon, regimental adjutant of the Gren
adiers; Lieut. G. F. Trotter, cf the Gren-
adiers- an orderly and a guide from Ora-
hamstown, were rifling north six miles b2-
jond the guards' lines in the dilution of ,
a farm in Bishops Glen, they saw four ,
lioers near a Kopje. I
They rc4le toward the hill and when they!
were three hundred j-ards from it they en-,
countered a sharp fire from the kopje. !
Captain Lygon was hit in the heart and
killed. Lieutenant Co!onel Coddingtoa was
hit beiow the thigh, and Lieutenant Colo
nel Crabbe In the wrist. Lieutenant Trot
ter was wounded in the arm. Tne orderly
and guide were also hit.
me noers, as u ai mosequcHiiy
learned, were from Johannesburg. They
took the wcunded British to a farmhouse
where they dressed their wcunds and !
otherwise attended to them, after which
they left them. Captain Lygon was buried
in the afternoon.
Geneial French's division has been lo
Thaba N" Chu. Heavy rains are falling
here.
DENOUNCED BY IRISHMEN.
Xew
York Societies Condemn
Die
Dnhllii Corporation.
NEW YORK, larch 25. Representatives
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Cian-Na-Gael.
and several Irisli literary and
athletic organizations met at Fornando's
Assembly Rooms, at Fifty-fifth Street and
Third Avenue, yesterday and passed reso
lutions, denouncing the Dublin corporation
for preparing to welcome the Queen to Ire
land, and "the attempt of the English
Government to conciliate the Irish peo
ple." John T. Hughes, President of the
Cork Men's seo-iation. presided.
The resolutions were passed with great
enthueiasm. They declared that "by
bribes and strategy and by other disrepu
table means" the unworthy among the
Irish had been induced to prepare address
es of welcome for the Queen, and otherwise
to hoW out the pretence that the people of
Ireland were decei'.ed by her specious hc
havior. and that the Irish societies of New
York desired to notify the governments
and peoples of the civilized world, "that
the actions of a few renegade councillors
of one Irish town and the pusillanimous
conduct of a recreant mayor" did not rep
resent the attitude of the Irish people any
more than "the actions of the unfortunates
driven into the British Army by English
made poverty" represented the real sympa
thies of the Irish people in the conflict in
South Africa.
SCHOOLBOYS FAVOR BOERS.
A Meetlnc to Impress Sympathy
Called in Philadelphia.
NEW YORK, March 26. A deputation of
twenty Philadelphia schoolboys called at
the office of George W. Van Sicklen Sat
urday, on their way to meet some New
York and Brooklyn schoolboys, to ar
range for a schoolboys" meeting in behalf
of the Boers.
The meeting in Philadelphia Is to be
held on April 9, in the Academy of Music.
More than 10,000 schoolboys cabled tbeir
good wishes to President Kruger last Wed
nesday, and received the following reply
from Dr. Leyds.
"Schoolboys' address highly appreciated.
Regret inability of cabling Pretoria on ac
count British censor, but will write."
W. Bourke Cockran will address the
meeting in Philadelphia.
French Monument to the Old Guard.
PARIS, March 26. The Military History
Society, at Us annual dinner, resolved to
build a monument at a cost of $1,000 to the
French soldiers who fell at Waterloo.
Three gentlemen presented the society the
ground where the last two squares of tlvs
Old Guard fell, and here the monument
will be erected.
ICorcr.ii Rioters In (lie Field.
TACOMA, Wash.. March 26. Oriental
mail advices are tlrt 2,000 Korean rioters
have taken the field, and that no more
mining concessions shall be granted to
foreigners. They cite the fact Ihrt for
eign companies arc making millions while
they are starving.
Hestroycil hy Fire.
LAVx'RENCE, "Mass., March 26. Tha
Picrson Floor Milling plant was destroyed
by lire this forenoon, with a loss of ?150,
UC. AU your drutrsrlst for ICrctol.
He Defends the Repnblicau Policy
on the Tariff BUI.
Declaration That the Change of
Tactics "Was Not the Itcsult of a
Deal A Sharp Colloquy Between
.Messrs. Allen mill Gnlllnsrer on
Matters in the Philippine. Islands.
j
j , ,, Tt
In the Senate this morning Mr. Hanna
I called attention to a newspaper statement
j that the change of Republican policy on
,he rorl0 Rjcjm DM had been the result ot
! deal; and that the carrying out of the
I frce trailc Plicy w5Uld have deprived the
Republican party of a large contribution,
and that its reversal would mean a very
large contribution to the election fund. He
did not believe that .any Republican mem.
!, -.... , ,. i .
ber of the House made any such statement
as alleged in the newspaper article. He
hoped that the matter would be fully In
vestigated; but for himself he "branded il
as a malicious lie."
The resolution offered last Saturday by
Mr. Allen calling on the Secretary of War
for a statement of the number of soldiers
who have been killed or died from wounds
and disease in the Philippine Islands since
August, 1S0S, of those who have become
incapacitated for duty or committed sui
cide, as to contagious diseases prevalent
there, and as to the number of soldiers
who have become insane, etc, was laid be
fore the Senate.
Mr. Gallinger suggested that the resolu
tion should be referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs, and made a remark
as to the information being sought in or
der to discourage enlistments.
Mr. Allen protested that he had no such
purpose. He had never discouraged en
listments !n the Army.
Mr. Gallinger explained that what he
said was that in his judgment the matter
would have that tendency.
Mr. Allen 1 served three years and two
months in the Army of the United States
at a time when there was a war; when it
was not a Sunday school entertainment.
j And it is not recorded of the Senator
from New Hampshire that his - plume
waved in the forefront of battle at that
time. To refer the resolution to the Com.
mittee on Military Affairs would be to de
stroy and smother it. I am credibly
pine Ihlands will have to be withdrawn in
a tew montns ana rresn men sent out there,
or our Army will be paralyzed and abso
lutely useless in consequence of. disease
I have no hesitation in saying now hat
if any young man asked me whether he
s-hould enlist in order to go to. the Philip-
tttnrc T T nulfl trll Mm Tn ' mtl 1 wnnlfl
j lajje tne consequences.
Mr. Gallinger expressed his regret that
Mr. Allen should have made a personal at-
la,.K uno,n B,n-
- Mr. Allen disclaimed anysuch intention.
i He had not the slightest thought of mak-
M Gallinger said he was g'ad to hear
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;jme h h 'enatcr Nebraska had
takcn occasIon t( suggest that he (Mr
Allen) had served in the Arm v. and that
he (J,r - services
iad bcen Government, and
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sufficient grounds. He had no. desire to
smother the resolution: but he thought it
not best to agree lo the resolution eff
hand. He did not know whether or not
the soldiers were to be recalled from the
Philippines in the next few months. lie
,,,,, , Koi;,. t,nt ,v, ,r
rtality in tbe
tn nV rt
.v tW a , nr t
'age "of sickness waa . than beCn
expected.
I On motion of Mr. Hawley the resolution
, was referred to the Committee on Milltarj
I Affairs and an amendment to it was of
fered by Mr. Morgan.
Mr. Allison reported from the Finance
Committee a bill for the purchase of metal
and the coinage of minor coins, and it was
read and passed.
The bill making further provision for a
civil government for Alaska was taken up
and its consideration was proceeded with.
At 2 o'clock the Porto Rican bill was icjd
before the Senate as the unfinished busi
ness, and Mr. Foraker, who is in charge of
that bill, asked that it be laid aside tempo
rarily so that the Alaska bill might be
proceeded with.
Mr. Morgan objected and complained that
the Porto Rican bill was not being pressed.
Mr. Foraker remarked that a conference
on that bill was to be held at 3 o'clock to
day and after that he proposed to press it
to a vote, without yielding to any per
sonal request.
After some further colloquy Mr. Foraker
continued: "I have no disposition to find
fauit with anybody. I think that it is
pretty generally the wish of Senators that
the Porto Rican bill shall be brought to a
vote at the earliest day possible. Com
mencing tomorrow I shall insist on the
consideration of the unfinished business
until it is disposed of."
The Porto Rican bill was la'd aside, and
the consideration of the Alaska bill was
continued.
Mr. Hansbrough offered an amendment
providing that aliens shall not be permit
ted to hold .mining claims in Alaska.
GILLMORE ARRIVES IN TOWN.
The Lieutenant CoiiiinniKler Sees the
President uml Seeretary I.oiigr.
Lieut. Commander J. C. Gi lmcre. Unite!
States Navy, whose captivity in the hands
of the Filipinos made him an object ot in
tense interest to the American people f-r
eight months last year, arrived in Wash
ington today from San Francisco. He was
accompanied across the continent by Mrs.
Gillmore, who went to San Francisco lo
meet him on his arrival there in the trans
port Solace.
Immediately after reporting to the Bu
reau of Navigation, Lieutenant Gillmore
paid his respects to Secretary Long, who
gave him a warm greeting. At the Secre
tary's suggestion, Lieutenant Gillmore ac
companied him to the White House, where
the officer had a chat with the President
about his experiences as a prisoner.
Lieutenant Gillmore has gained since his
return to this country twenty pounds of
the ilesh he lost while a Filipino captive.
His present rank is held subject to ex
amination, his promotion having occurred
in natural order during the period of his
captivity, and he will be ordered to ex
amination at the Washington Navy Yard.
EITDED HER LIFE WITH GAS.
A Despondent "Widow Tire of a Mis
erable Existence.
NEW YORK. March 26. Mrs. T. L.
Kleimer, the widow of a Cincinnati brew
er, committed suicide some time last night
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anton
Schwartz, 58 West Seventieth Street. Gas
was found to be coming from Mrs. Kleim
cr's room this morning and when the door
was forced open the woman was found
dead in her bed. One end of a rubber tub?,
which was connected with a gas jet, was
in her mouth.
Dr. C. S. Kremer, of 112 East Fifty-seventh
Street, was summoned and he said
that Mrs. Kleimer had been dead for some
hours. Mrs. Kleimer, it Is said, had been
in low spirits for several days. She told a
servant last night that her life wasjniser
able and that she did not care to"lTve any
longer. She hod some domestic rouble
which made her all the more morose.
THE PORTO RICAN TARIFF.
Senator Davis Proposes a -Substitute
for the House- Dili.
Senator Davis of Minnesota has prepared
as a substitute for the House 15 per cent
Porto Rican Tariff bill one which provides
for free trade between the island and the
United States and for raising funds for the
support of the insular government by im
posing 15 per cent of the internal revenue
taxes of the United States. -.
It constitutes Porto Rico an internal
revenue district, the laws of the .United
Stales providing for internal revenue taxa
tion and collection not whollyHnappllcablo
being extended to the island, but tile
amount levied and collected shall bs but 15
per cent of those Imposed hy the laws of
the United States. No stamp' taxes upon
written or printed documents, however,
are to be collected. The collections, how
ever, "are to be expended for 'the govern
ment of Porto Rico and for public works
and other public purposes in the Island.
Upon tobacco not grown in Porto Rico,
and upon all manufactures thereof and
upon rum or other distilled spirits produc
ed from substances not grown in Porto Rica
the full internal revenue taxes aro to be
collected, but where those articles are of
Porto Rican origin the tax ih to be 13 per
cent
Section 3 gives the President, whenever
he shall be satisfied that a local self-government
has been established in Porto Rico
I adequate to raise and collect taxes by its
ov.n legislation, the power from time to
time, by proclamation, to decrease the sail
percentum of taxation or to wholly abol
ish it
Section 6 provides for absolute free trade
between the United States and Porto Ri.-o.
Section 7 declares the act to be pio
visional in its purpose and intended to
meet a pressing present need for revenue
for the island of Porto Rico, and provides
for its discontinuance after March 1, 1U0-.
PORTO RICAN GOVERNMENT.
The Senate Com m I It ee Meets. Ilut
Postpones Aetion on the Hill.
The Senate Committee ou Porto Rico
met this morning with the intention of
reporting back to the Senate the Porto
Rican Civil Government bill, recommitted
to the committee Saturday, but, in iew
of the unsettled nature of the question,
postponed action until after the Republi
can caucus this afternoon.
The "harmony committee" of Senators
also met, but were unable to agree upon
any plan of harmony, and wi!l so report
to the commitee later in the day.
ARMY BILL TAKEN UP.
Mr. Hull !2pIaiiiH Its I'riM isionx to
the House.
Private pension bills reported Friday
from the Commitee of the Whole Aere
taken up by the House immediately aftar
the leading of the journal today, 128 being
passed, at the rate of two a minute.
By unanimous concept, Mi. Babto.k had
next Monday set aside for District of Co
lumbia business.
Mr. Hull. Chairman cf the Commutee on
Military Affairs, moved the consideration
of the Army bill, and sought, to have tee
vote taken on Thursday, at -1 o'clock.
Mr. Moody wanted the hill read for
amendment.
Mr. Hull said there would ' - no opposi
tion io the bill. - " " n-
Mr. Richardson wanted thgeneral de
bate closed on Wednesday .tt 3 o'clock,
when the bill should be oonsldercd by sec
tions. After a brief debate the House went into
the Committee of the Whole on the bill at
IIS, with no agreement as :o the time to
ote. Mr. Hull took the Boor and briefly
(plaiued the bill.
FOR A DIPLOMATIC COLLEGE.
A liill Ir itllnu' for nil Institution
in This City.
A bill was Introduced in the Housa today
by Mr. Aldrich to establish a Diplomatic,
Consular, and Civil Service College at or
near Washington.
It is provided that as soon as practicable
it shall be the duty of the President of the
United States to appoint a commission con
sisting of seven members of which the
Secretary of State shall bj one and shall
be the head of the commission; three mem
bers shall be Senators or former Senators
of the United States and three shall bj
Representatives or former Representatives
cf the United States.
This commission shall report to the next
sesoicn of Congress a bill in detail to carry
out the design of establishing a Diplomatic,
Consular, and Civil Service College of the
United States at or near Washington.
It is recited in the bill that the purpose
of this college is to educate, at the Gov
ernment's expense, young' men and women
not over twenty-one years of age for the
civil service, ami men not over twenty-five
j ears of age for the diplomatic and consu
lar service. Appointments to this college
are to be made on the same general plan
as appointments of cadets to the Military
and Naval Academics of the United States.
Upon graduation they shall receive ap
pointments in the Government service.
TO -RETIRE HAWAIIAN SILVER.
The limine Committee Iteports Fa
vorably on the II1I1.
The House Committee on Territories has
reported favorably a bill for the retire
ment of the silver coins and certificates
issued by the Government of Hawaii. Sec
retary Gage and Director of the Mint Rob
erts were before the committee today and
recommended the action taken.
Nearly ?1.000,000 of Hawaiian silver dol
lars of the same weight and fineness of
American dollars have been coined and
the silver certificates issued aggregate
5272,000.
RELIEVING PORTO RICANS.
Secretary Hoot Says the Work Will
Be Pushed.
Secretary Root said today that the work
of relieving the distress among the natives
of Porto Rico would be pushed rapidly by
General Davis, Governor cf the Island.
The Secretary said that General Davis was
instructed several weeks ago to spend $1,
000,000 on the public works of the island,
and now that the President had signed the
bill passed by Congress appropriating $2,
000,000, General Davis would be' in a posi
tion to give all the natives of the island
work.
Mr. Carsaut, a merchant of Porto Rico,
called on Secretary Root today. He was
just from Porto Rico, and he said that
the distress of the peojila wa3 very great,
but that it could hy relieved in a large
measure by the application of American
laws in the courts of the island. He said
that business was at a standstill because
of the lack of laws under which contracts
could be legally made. He said that there
were Spanish laws and Porto Rican laws
in operation on the island, ,but that they
weve so complicated that business could
not be done under them, and that until the
American laws were put in operation dis
tress would continue among, the Porto RI-
Flynn's Ilnsincss Coitegrc, Hill anil K.
f5 Cccnrs Office Examination f5
THE GOYERNOB'S ORDEAL
Mr. Steuiienber Confused at the
Coeur d'AIenc Enquiry.
Idaho's nteeutiic Makes an Effort
to DeftMiiI Hlsl'eeHliar Policy Uur
iiiKT the Mining Troubles He
Praises the Hull Pen ami Tells
AVlij Martial Lmv "Was Declared.
The Governor of Idaho was again a wit
ness today in the Coeur d'Alene enquiry
before the Committee on Military Affairs.
His cross-examination, which was a cru
cial one, was conducted by Mr. Sulzer and
Mr. Cox. It appeared from his testimony
that he called on the President for troops
before he called on the citizens of Sho
shone county or of the State of Idaho to
aid him In suppressing the alleged insur
rection in the Coeur d'Alenes. He never
did call upon the citizens of the State.
He admitted that without knowing who
caused the disturbance iu Shoshone coun
ty his proclamation was directed against
j the union miners. It was shown that his
transfer of authority to Bartlett Sinclair,
to the exclusion of tho Lieutenant Gov
ernor, was without warrant in law.
Among the earliest arrivals in the com
mittee room were Mr. Hull, the chairman,
and Mr. Chaney, counsel for the officials of
Idaho. The chairman tool up his usual
position at the head of the long brown and
blue council table, and while awaiting the
coming of other members of the commit
tee went through his very heavy morning
mail. Several of the Coeur d'Alene miners
came in and took seats on tbe south side
of the small and stuffy committee room.
Several cf the Army officers, who were in
volved in the troubles at Wardner, Wal
lace, Gem, Burke, and other places in the
Coeur d'Alenes, took station at the rear of
the chairman, with their backs to the mir
ror, the marble-mantel, and the blazing
oak-log fire at the east end of the session
chamber. Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Cox, and Mr.
Hay, members of the committee, entered
in the order named, and behind them came
Mr. Esch. Mr. Capron, and Mr. Sulzer.
Some of these gentlemen busied them
selves with their mail and some with Sat
urdays testimony. ,
At 10 o'clock. Governor Stcunenberg was
recalled to the stand. Mr. Hull asked the
witness if ha had visited the barn in which
the prisoners were confined before the
stockade had been built. He had visited
that place on May 12 or 13. He had ob
served no stench and the men appeared to
be comfortable.
In reply to questions by Mr. Esch, Gov
ernor Stcunenberg said he had been pres
ent a part of the time at the coroner's in
quest. He saw no Intimidation. He did
no: see any soldiers in the juryroom,
though this had been previously testified
to by ether witnewas. When he inspected
the bull pen he found that the sanitary
conditions were satisfactory. It was his
opinion, he said, that the hospital was well
conducted. His attention was called to the
fact that other witnesses had testified that
when It rained the leaky roof caused the
beds of patients to be saturated. He said
"it might have been." He did not know
whether there was a floor in the hospital.
llefeinllnjc the Hull Pen.
Mr. Sulzer asked the witness how many
times he hud visited the barn and the
bull pen.
"Four or five limes."
"Did you consider as an officer of the
State that it was necssary to continue
martial law all that time?"
"1 did."
"Was there any act of insurrection after
April 29, 1S90?"
"There was continued insurrection."
The witness, when pressed by Mr, Sul
zer. could not designate a single act of in
surrection or give the name of a single
man who resisted any process of the coum
or the authority of the officers of the
county.
"And yet you think you were justineu in
continuing martial law all that time?"
"Yes, sir?"
"What do you mean by 'continued insur
rection?' "
"There was a deflancg'of the policy which
the State had inaugurated."
"Who defied your policy."
"I do not know."
"Is not the reason you continued martial
law in Shoshone county because there were
labor organizations in the county?"
The witness denied this, but he would not
say absolutely that he did not have a con
ference with the employers of such labor
with a view to destroying organized labor
iu Shoshone county.
"I considered those labor organizations
dominated by criminals." he said.
"Who were the criminals?" '
"I do not know."
"You can't name a single person whom
you thought a criminal?"
"No, sir."
"Can you name a sirigle man who refused
to obey a process of the courts since you
declared that insurrection existed?"
"I cannot."
"Can ou specify a single insurrectionary
act in that county since your proclamation
of May 3?"
"I cannot."
"Has any properly been destroyed since
April 20?"
"No. sir."
"Were ycu a party to the inauguration of
the permit tysiem?"
'I was. It was to drive out criminals."
"What do you mean by criminal?"
"I use it in Its ordinary sense."
"Do you call a man a criminal against
whom no charge has been brought, no in
dictment found, no trial and no conviction
had?"
The Governor's definition of a criminal
was in substance a man whom he (tha
Governor!- suspected to be opposed to his
policy of state. .
Mr. Sulzer showed that no man in Sho
shone county could get a permit to work
unless he wouldswcar that he was not a
member of a miners' union, and it he
should be found at work without this
permit he could be imprisoned without
recourse to habeas corpus and without the
right to a speedy trial.
"Do you consider that a legal or justi
fiable condition in a. Republic?"
"I think it is justifiable. I will not give
an opinion as to its legality."
"Do you know what is meant by 'posse
comitatus?' "
"Yes; in a general way."
"Are you acquainted with the laws of
Idaho, as the Governor of that State?"
"Well, reasonably so."
"Did you direct the sheriff cf Shoshone
county to rail upon the power of the
county to maintain peace and order?"
"No. sir."
"Did you ever call upon the citizens of
Idaho to aid you in maintaining peace and
order in Shoshone county?"
"No, sir."
"Just as soon as you heard of the la
bor trouble In Shoshone county you call.d
upon the President of the United States
for troops?"
The witness admitted that this was
substantially coirect.
His Kcnaon for Actlnjy.
The Governor said he wrote the procla
mation declaring the county of Shoshons
in a state of insurrection on the after
noon of May 3, at Boise City. He did
this on the strength of a telegram from
Sinclair.
"Then we are to understand that ycu
put a county under martial law on the
strength of one or two telegrams from
Bartlett Sinclair?"
The answer was an affirmative one.
The Governor did not think that the act
of putting Shoshone county u-der maital
law deprived the citizens of that county
of their civil rights, but he couli not cite
one instance in which, after th? declara
tion of martial law, the citizens reta nd
any civil rights.
"The writ of habeas corpus was not sus
pended," said the Governor, "the coaits
simply refused to issue it?"
"Do you know of any man in te bu'l
pen who was ever released on a writ of
habeas corpus?"
"No sir."
"You opposed the issuance of the writ?"
"No, sir. Tho Attorney General of the
State did."
"Well, did not the Attorney Ganerai act
under your orders?"
"He did not."
Again, tc ii ' s?d to answer as
to whether h: ap v. i or disapproved ot
the denial of the writ tc bull p&a prisoners.
It was shown 'that men thrown into the
bull pen could be released in but one way,
by a permit from Sinclair, whom the court
could not reach.
Mr. Cox said: "Now, Governor, I am
going to ask you a few direct questions
and X want direct answers. What is the
population of Idaho?
"About 100,000."
"Did insurrection exist in any o?her
county than Shoshone?"
"No sir."
"Why did you not call on the citizens of
your own State?"
"Because I knew a better way."
"Then you did not have confidence in
your own citizens?"
The Governor flinched and evaded the
question.
"Have you a lieutenant governor?"
"There is such an officer."
"Then why, if you were sick, did you not
send the lieutenant governor to thp front?
Why did you go over his head and appoint
as a deputy governor that fellow Sin
clair'" "I did not think of the lieutenant gov
ernor." "Can you point me to any statutory right
by which you transferred your authority
to another man?" .
"I cannot."
The witness was then carried back to
the stockade.
"How big was the stockade?"
"I do not know."
"How many men were there at one
time?"
"I do not know. Perhaps five or six hun
dred." "Was a single man put in the stockade
by virtue of a warrant?"
"No, sir."
"You put them in there on general no
toriety?" "Yes, and the places they carae from."
"Then you imprison men because of the
places they come from?"
The Governor flinched.
"If the troops did break open doors of
fhe houses of citizens and smash windows,
did they do that by your orders?"
"I don't think I issued such an order?"
The Governor did not know. Tie said,
what led to the trouble in the Coeur
d'Alenes.
"Then if you did not know the origin of
the trouble, why did you discriminate
against the union miners? Why did you
take away the rights of a certain class of
citizens?"
The Governor took refuge behind one of
his evasive answers of "I don't know," "I
do not think," or "I was not there."
At 11:45 the hearing adjourned.
WHITE HOUSE CALLERS.
Mr.
MeKinley Receives the AVife
of
Canada's Governor General.
The most important visitor at the White
House todaj- was Lady Minto, wife of the
Governor General of Canada. She was ac
companied by Senator Wolcott and a party
of friends. Upon their arrival the party
was shown into the Red Parlor, where Mr.
MeKinley chatted with them about fifteen
minutes. Mrs. MeKinley, though nearly
recovered from an attack of grip, was un
able to be present at the reception. Lady
Minto was brought to the White House by
Senator Wolcott in his automobile.
Morton Frcwen, the noted English writ
er on economics, was one of the party.
During the morning two large parties of
teachers from Boston and towns In New
Hampshire were shown through the par
lors. Representative Jones of Washington
called with a friend. Referring to the
granting of permits to dredge in the wat
ers of Cape .Nome by the Secretary of War.
he said that he believed that a continuous
right to dredge should not be given any-
one. Any one person, he said, should not
be permitted to hold dredging ground
longer than he is in actual occupation of
it. He said the people of Washington are
very much interested in the Cape Nome
fields, and at least SO.flOO or 10,000 will
leave the State this spring for the dredg
ing grounds.
Representative Babcock. Chairman of
the House District Committee, called upon
the President. He said that he had cot
discussed District affairs during his inter- I sera to navigation In this immediate le
view. I cality.
St. John Randolph Tucker former Rep
resentative from the Tenth Virginia dis
trict, was with the President for a sfcort
time.
The political situation in the State was
the subject under discussion. Mr. Tucker
said that everything is quiet with no pros
pect of factional fights on either side.
The Rev. William Perkins, Secretary of
the British Wesleyan Missionary Society,
called to pay his respects to the President.
Rev. Mr. Perkins is on his way from Lon
don to Honduras to inspect the work of
the society there.
Other callers were Representative Skin
ner of North Carolina, Commissioner
Jones of the Indian Bureau, who was ac
companied by a party of friends, and Sen-.
ator Carter who presented a friend to the
President.
SCHLEY AT BAHIA.
Arrival of the Chleacn "With the
It ear Admiral on IloariL
The flagship Chicago with ReafAdmiral
Schley on board arrived at Bahfa, Brazil,
today. In reporting her arrival Admiral
Schley said:
"The Chicago met the French steamer
Bretagne disabled. Towed her here. The
Montgomery has baen directed to Join the
Chicago at once."
The -Montgomery was last reported at
Montevideo. The Wilmington Is there
also, being held in the quarantine station
for the regular period of detention. She
will join the flagship at Bahia where the
ceremonies In honor of the American
squadron will be held.
The Condition of Itnhhi Wine.
CINCINNATI, March 26 Rabbi I M
Wise, of Ihe Plum Street Temple. rno
has been in a critical state of collapse
since Saturday evening, was reported ear
ly this morning as having rested quietly
through the night. When he became ill on
Saturday evening in his home on Mound
Street It was at first supposed that he had
been stricken with apoplexy. Drs. Pan
shoff, Forchheimer, and Hllkowltz decided
yesterday, however, that the trouble was
to be attributed to the weakness of age.
Rabbi Wise, who is cighty-ono years old,
has been slightly indisposed for some time
past.
The Dolphin at Havana.
The yacht Dolphin, with the Senate
Committee on Insular Affairs on board, ar
rived at Havana Sunday. The committee
will spend s.ome timelnTestfgatlns affairs
on the island.
DENODNGED BI GERMANY
Protests Agtiiuot (he Proposed Heat
Inspection Lav
Teutonle Chaniher of Commerce En
ter OhjeotloiiH to the Hill. I'earlns
IJiatrotm Kesult.s From u PoIIey
of Itetnllntloa .Meetln.H Held hy
Trade Jlodiex All Over the Country.
Viee Consul General Hanauer has writ
ten from Frankfort to the State Depart
ment regarding the German Meat IapM
tion bill, as follows:
"Strong oppositien to the raaaur Is.
manifested b7 the manufaeturhig. commer
cial, and export circles of Geray. The
National Commercial Diet, which em
prises all the German chambers of com
merce has entered a protest agalaet (hut
adoption of the law. A weli-laformed
Frankfort paper reports that thers is a
movement among the cotton textfia manu
facturers throughout Germany to pfefea
the Government not to allow tfrte Mil bs
become a law, as they fear their braade
will seriously suffer from tha tariff war
whieh would' probably result.
"The Chamber of Commerce of Hamburg
has sent a petition to tbe Reichstag stUs
forth the damage which the resoIutfes
adopted by the Meat Inspection Commis
sion, to exelude all foreign fresh and Ban
ned meat, sausages, etc., after 1G1, wMI
cause not only to the Importers aad retail
ers of these articles, but to the vast te
terests of the entire German export and
shipping classes. From Australia. Euir-
llaad. and South America, says ihe.petWe?,
come threats or reprisal. The adustisa
of thijj bill would be. furthermore, ex
tremely injurious to the working pespif.
These foreign meats nave never sawwn
health-impairing qualities.
"AH over Germany meetings are beteg
held by trade bodies, manufacturing asso
ciations, chambers of commerce, etc., fur
the purpose of protesting against the pas
sage of the bill. The Chamber rf Com
merce of Frankfort has unanimously adopt
ed resolutions saying that Its Bual accep
tance would have ominous consequences fer
wide circles of German industries and
commerce, as well as cause a great ad
vance la the price of a principal food ar
ticle of the working population. The reso
lutions do not hesitate to affirm that 'this
legislative act is not Ih the slightest man
ner justified by sanitary considerations, but
actually involves the sacritke of the in
terests of the most important preducti've
cla3e3 of our country for the s4e and
one-sided benefit of the Agrarian move
ment.' "The Association of Chemical Maaufae-
turers of Germany, which is part of the
central bureau fer the preparation ef com
mercial treaties, yesterday convened la ex
traordinary meeting at Berlin, and uaani
mousiy parsed similar resolutions, from
whieh tbe folic wing extract is taken: 'This
association holds it to be unfair and dis
loyal that under the pretence of taking
sanitary precautions, commerclai-psHtical
measures are resorted to which encreach
on international trade relations guaran
teed by treaties, and which must -"
our relations with foreign powers.
pect our Government to protect a .
national interests, but this can at
efficiently done if Germany bemif & "
ily fulfills her treaty ebtlgatieas a
trains from giving cause for just - -plaints.
"
EXONERATES THE CAPTAI2J.
A Statement ly the ay Depart
ment Kecnrilini; the rhnrlewton.
The Navy Department today issued a
statement as to the finding and opiate of
the count of enquiry on the loss ef the
Charleston, wrecked last November. It
was as follows:
"The evidence adduced shows meet Con
clusively that every precaution required
by United States regulations, upon a shin's
approaching land, was taken by Capt.
George W. Pigman to insure the safety of
the vessel under his command against ac
cident. Proper lookouts were stationed.
leadsmen with leads were in both ehaiss
and were kept in constant use. the Sir W11-
nam Thompson lead was used awl ready.
and the patent log carefully standardised,
That a vigilant lookout was kept by the
officer of the deck Is shown by the fact of
his discerning the 'chow' or broken water
ahead, wnicn was mimeuiaieiy reporteu to
the captain.
and the course of the ship
changed at once to go clear. The captain
and navigator were constantly upon the
bridge. The ebart supplied by tne Ruresu
cf Navigation showed clear water wfceru
the vessel struck, and the sailinr .ilrec-
tiens also gave no information of any um
"The court is of opinion that, m aeeorw
ance with the evidence adduced, the -tain
and officers of the late United States
steamship Charleston are exonerated frnm
all blame or responsibility, and that o
further action should be taken in the Mat
ter of the wreck oi that vessel."
DREEGNG OFF CAPE NOME.
General O'Heirne Kile an Anpliea
tion Y ith Seeretnry Hoot.
Gen. James R. O'Beirne. of New Yek
city, called upon Secretary Root today and
asked for permission to dredge off Capo
Nome. Alaska. The general did not -discuss
his plans In detail, but said that ho
desired to operate dredges in Alaskan wa
ters without Federal interference. The Soe
retary referred General O'Beirne to Gen.
eral Wilson, Chief of Engineers of the War
Department, ami if General O'Beirne's
plans do not contemplate interfering with
navigation the permit may be granted.
General O'Beirne declined to discuss tho
Boer-British war, and said that hi3 visit
to Secretary Root was on strictly private
business. He did not call at the State De
partment; in fact, it is said that he has
not seen Secretary Hay since last fall,
when he presented credentials at the State
Department as the agent of the Transvaal
Government and was Informed that beh-:; -citizen
of the United States he woul
be recognized as an agent for the I -African
Republic.
Hecelver for a Hnak.
The Comptroller of the Currency today
placed the Merchants' National Bank, Rut
land, Vt In the hands of D. D. Muir as
piporary receiver. The condition of tho
. fcove bank, as reported to the Comptroller
of the Currency under call of February 13,
1D0O, Was as follows: Liabilities Capital,
S100.COO; surplus and profits. f3,3S3.17; due
to depositors, banks and bankers. $351,
549.26; circulation, 521.870. Resources
Loans and discounts. $3il,3S3.75; other as
sets, including cash, ?!!., 133.9S. Total,
$176,502.73.
Co in in j; Home AVIth Troops.
The transport Kilpatrick left San Juan;,
Porto Rico, Saturday, with Troops A Biu
and D. of the Fifth Cavalry. She Is due
at Newport News. Va., Thursday. The
cavalry will be sent to Jefferson Barracks,
where they will be stationed.
XorfoIkAIViflilnpton Steamboat Co.
Dcll-IUful ti tib'rr GS p. m. to Old Point
Ccmfo t. Vv,'-i V- . rrt-li:, a.id Virgin!
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