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General Eagan the Most
Prominent Man of
the Hour.
Tho War Investigating Commission
Promptly Returnu tho Testimony
Asking That the Objectionable
Languago Bo Expunged Beforo It
Is Again Submitted -Goneral Miles
Explains His Appearance Beforo
the War Commission The Taking
of Testimony Will Probably Bo
Concluded with the Statement of
Surgeon Daly.
Washington, Jan. 13. Thctc vus no
abatement in the Interim exhibited
here today In all the Incidents connect
ed with tho lilttei attack made estei
tliij b Commlsni Gonoi.il L'agen up
on Geneial Nelson A. Mllis As might
have been expected, n matter of this
otllcial i hut aiter was nun to attract
the attention of the piesldent. and In
consequence a gi cater portion of the
session of the cabinet today was Riven
to its consldei utlon The principals In
the cast, Genomics Miles and L'agen,
lontrlbuted little dining the day to
the ionttoeisj, but the war Investi
gating commission tod.t acted ptompt
1 to i eili ess the affront put upon the
boa id lMelf. as the membeis regarded
It lontaliud In the eeesie language
used by Geneial Hitgen Their letter
returning the latter's statement did not
Indicate nostlvelv w bethel 01 not they
would leuhe It as evidence, men
though the objectionable language was
excised, nor did Geneial Kagen himself
give an sign of an Intention on his
pait to avail himself of the offer made
b the bond Ills friends did not hes
itate to liufmtte that he would expunge
the objii tlonable language, but lie
would sa nothing for himself and any
Intimation on that scoie must be ob
tained from the board Itself
Th mil (1 partni"nt otllcials ait" not
et d(.ir as to what would be the
effect of a withdtawal 01 modification
of the statement One element holds
that ofllcialls, the leeotds falling to
show that any obtectlonable lunguage
had been used theie would be no legal
offense Anotbei takes the lew that
while the amendment of the btatements
would mitigate General ttugen's of
fense It would not wipe It out An
othu aspect i'f the case Is the btlng
Ing fotwaul of the plea of exemption
which guaranteed in the name of the
piesldent all the witnesses befoie the
boaid fiom the consequence of what
thev might st Hut again the oillclals
weie divided and this was also tiue of
the members o) the cabinet as to
whethei the exemption could be c In lin
ed In this paitlcular case
Meanwhile, (leneral Miles Is appar
ently waltlnu- foi the wai depattment
to act, taking the position that It Is
Incumbent upon It and the wai com
inHdlon to pioteit the arm fiom such
Tin: mzr.v forgotten
In the excitement cieated b this In.
cident the pending issues befoie the
commission, the quality of the army
beef, was well-night lost sight of.
There were, howeei. two piquant ad
ditions to that part of the pioceedlngs,
one consisting of the testimony of Gen
eial Wood to the effect that no one
who amounted to an thing had made
nin complaint as to the uitions, and
the other fiom Theodore Roocielt,
making u ei severe complaint re
gal ding the beef
The war commission i egrets that
Geneial Hagan pioceeded as fai as he
did, and It Is explained today that the
ltuperatlve nntute of the testimony
was a complete suipilse to the com
mission and that but foi tho rapidity
with which Geneial Kagan uad his
long statement, and the absoibiug
vehemence of its deliveij, he would
have been checked at the time. One
member of the commission said today
that he was about to move that the
witness be called to order, but decided
not to, believing fiom the heated way
in which Hagan spoke, such peremp
loiy action might precipitate some
The matter was taken up in execu
tive session by the commission jester
dav Immediately after Geneial Hngan
bad iIompiI, and ex-Governor Wood
but of Vermont Intioduced the mo
tlon foi the rejection of the testimony,
which was unanimously voted at the
executive session pieeedlng toda) s
public session At this time theie wus
consldi i able discussion on the point of
the use ot fuc h language as taking
advantage of the witness stand, but
the geneial opinion was expressed that
the iiniise taken. In not Intel feting
with the testimony duiing Its delivery
and then eniefully consldeilng Its pro
prletv, wns the best
Vv'bul fuither steps mav be taken In
the matter, save aw to the acceptance
01 tejectiou of it levlsed statement. If
one Is submitted, lies without the scope
of the commission. If the statement
Is returned with the vltupeiatlvo and
objectionable- language i ntli il sttuck
cait, and with onlv tempeiato and ccm
BPivailve language used, the commis
sion will accept It and consldei it nf
an, otlii'i testimony While the action
taken todu was unanimous, timet wero
three abse-nt menibers.Prohldent Dodge,
Colonel Sexton and ex-Governor
Heaver, two being 111 with the gilp
and the othei, ox-Uovernor Heaver,
having business m Pennsylvania de
taining him. Colonel Denby, the ex
minister to China, presided and at tho
executive session today cxpiessed him
self very vigorously, dispatching Major
Mills, tho otllelal tucordoi, over to
Commissary Gonwnl Kagan with thei
lt-Jeutod testimony Immtdatuly utter
he hnd signed the accompanying let
ter. This was signed during Geneial
Wood's testimony and was made pub
lic Immediately after tho papers hael
been placed In General Kagun's hands.
SION. Following is the commission's letter:
Washington. Jan It, UW
Brigadier General C. I'. Kairan, Coinmls-
saiy General, Wur Department
Hli. Wo respectfully Inform jou that
alter oui testimony was read jcstcrclay,
tho following resolution was ununimoi sly
P isscd:
"Moved. Tint the commission receive
General Kngin's testlmoii without com
ment, that it bo not prlhtt el at once, but
held for the cousldciatlou of the commis
sion Curled "
Having now consldei ed th" questions
Involved we have determined that In
many Instances tho vituperative language
tiMcd bv you was not such hh ought to
have been addressed as a witness to this
board We think that the personal at
tacks nnd Irrelevant statements con
tained In the pipeis submitted should bo
t Unlimited und before -ecoiving It as
testlmnnv we rccpicst that each will re
vbo Its languiKo nnd If ou choose ic
sulimlt It for our consldiatlon. We here
with return our papers
Vi r rcpiclfull.
Charles Ilcnbv, Vice President
The cabinet membeis were unusually
reticent with respect to what was said
at today's meeting, and declined to
express any opinion as to what, If any
thing, would be done in the matter
which Is now- In the hands of the pres
ident and Socretniy Alger. Neverthe
less all members of the cabinet com
mend the action of the committee In
declining to receive tho manuscript of
General Pagan's testimony until tho
objectionable epithets have been ex
purgated. There Is no doubt that the
piesldent deeply legrets the Incident,
and it Is almost certain that olllclal
cognisance will bo taken on the matter
eiy soon.
General Allies, when asked what of
ficial action, If any. would be taken
regaidlng Genernl Dagan's attack re
plied that he had not made any state
ment on the subject, and did not Intend
to forecast the pioceedlngs of the war
department When It was suggested
that the war department was stopped
from any pioceedlngs against Geneial
Kagan on the ground of the protection
promised by the president to all w it
nesses la their testimony biforo the
war Investigating commission, Gen
eral Miles said that there might be
some question as to the dividing line
between testimony und personal abuse;
that, in his opinion, any conn of Jus
tice, or, for that mattei. a police court,
would have stopped a witness who had
used before It such language as was
used befoie the war commission yes
teidav. General Miles said
I did not want to appeal btfue the
war eommlssloln In the first place. Whem
thiy wrote me suggesting that 1 eolun
lurilv apear before; them, I ri plica that
I believed It to be for the best interests
of the service for mo not to volunteer
nnv tfstlmtmv When I was ordered be
loro the commission and they asked me
concerning certain tacts that I then had
In mv poBTsslou, I was obliged as a mat
lei of honest to answer them and pro
duced onlilul complaints to me as mv
best lepl Hvei then, I did not tell
them all tho f.ie ts which 1 had discovered
bv mv own Investigation This inquliv
was cMnl"d on epiletlv through the proper
blanches of the vai deinrlnvnt and
was begun as it mutter ef dtitv bv tin
commanding gc neral after the icielpt of
an Immense number of complaint 'I lint
Investigation Is still being pioscculeel, and
1 still think as I said betore tint It would
have been much betttr hnd the otlleirs
of the war depiitnicnt who hive In
chirge the care and piopei teedlng of
the solilleis been allowed to attend to
those matters quletlv In their own waj.
i:agan hi:gki:ts notoriety.
Geneial Hairan when seen, said he
had nothing to sav He resiottccl, he
said, the newspapei notoiiety which It
had ahead involved The eontioveisv
was not of his seeking, and he should
decline to s.i an thing further regarel
ing It.
It ls now expected that the taking of
testimony by the commission, exe ept
that of Singe on Dal, the uutlioi of
the most vigorous repotts on ' Chemi
cal Heef Tuatnient," submitted by
Geneial Miles to the commission, will
bo concluded by the middle of next
week. Di, Daly Is III and his testi
mony will be taken later. No sugges
tion has yet been made that General
MIleH be recalled as a consequence of
the bitter attack made upon him yes
terday, nor la such a step at all likely,
though assuiance was given today that
the commission will hem him should
he ask to be heaid.
Mr. Quays' Enemies Claim It Was
Introduced for His Benefit.
Philadelphia, Jun 1J. The political
opponents of Senator Quay claim that
the bill Introduced In the senate at
Hnulsbuig jesterday, taking away
from distilct attorneys' the light to
stand aside Jurois In misdemeanor
cases, Is a movement designed to aid
the senatoi In his aproachlng trial. An
interview was given tonight with Col
onel G. Hurry Leals, a leading attor
ney, in which he sas.
"The practice of setting aside Jurorn
Is n custom six hundred jears old. It
Is not u matter of statute right, but
comes down to us from the time of
IMward I. It Is one of the funda
mental principles of e rlminal Jurls
piudcnco In the Interests of Justice It
enables the piosecutlng officer to avoid
Intel feienco with Jurors. Its constitu
tionality has been assailed, but It has
nlwajs been alllrmed by the Suptcmo
court. No defendant Ij Injured by the
light to stand aside Juiors, for tho
piosecutlng attornev Is limited by tho
number of Jurors In tho venire.
"Attempts rlmllar to the present
have been made befoio pievlous legis
lation, but they have never been
piessed to a conclusion, and they havo
always been Intioduced in the Intel est
of some special defendant or some spe -clal
cuse. It would be a great mistake,
leading to freejuent miscarriages of J un
til e, to Interfere with such it vener
ublo custom or thus Invade tho lights
of tho prosecuting olllcer of tho com
monwealth. I hope the bill will lo de
feated." Steamship Arrivals.
New York. Jan. 13 Cliared La
Champagne, Havre; Umbrlu, Liverpool,
Trave. Genoa, Naples, etc, Rotteidam.
Rotetlilam. Liverpool A i rived: Ilrltan
nle. New York. Rotterdam- Arrived:
Bparudnm, Now York. Balled: Htaten
dam. New York, Genua An hed: Aller,
Now York,
Expired fiom Pneumonia at 10.30
Last Evening History of n. Busy
Life A Lawyer and Journalist.
Twice Elected Governor of Maine
by Largo MajoritiesRe-elected
to Congross Nino Times.
Washington, Jan. 13. Hon. Nelson
Dlngloy, of Maine, leader of the Re
publican side of tho floor of the house
if ,mBt(i,. i ...nrM.i, nw i
.. , , , ,, ; , . . ,7 i.. i
Second congiessloanl district of Maine
In thut body, died bete tonight nt halt
past ten o'clock of heart falluie, re
uniting fiom weakness due to double
pneumonia He was unconscious most
of me day, and deant came quietly
without consciousness being regained.
Thete weie present at the time, Mis.
Dlngley, Miss Hellth Dlngley, Messrs.
H. N. and A II Dlngley, sons of the
deceased, Sire James C Hoole, an In
timate friends of tho family, Dr. Deale,
one of the phvslotnns who has been
attending him thioughout his Illness,
nnd the two nurses. Two within a few
hours befoie his death the family Hi in
ly believed as they have tliuughotit
his illness, that Mi Dlnglej would re
cover, and It was only v nen It became
apparent that ho nnn djlng that they
gatlieied at hl bedside.
While the past few elajs have given
gieat hope of recovery, the pt ogress
of the disease had made the patient
dangetously weak, and had seilously
affected his heart. I.ate last night and
again this morning, Mr. Dlngley had J
bad sinking spell, from which he slight
ly rallied ' There was further evidence
of heart failure iw the day progressed
and the stiongest stimulants were ad
ministered, but without effect He
failed perceptibly dining the jtternoon
and as night came hope was abandon
ed. Mrs. Dlngley Is veiv iniic pros
trated over her Husband's death and
Is now under the care of a phslcian
Theie were many genuine and heait
felt expressions of sympathy when It
became known that the Maine con
gressman was dead All during his
Illness, which he struggled against so
vlgoiuslj, theie had been constant In
quiries at the hotel at which he ic
sided as to his condition. The Hamil
ton House, where Mi. Dlngley tesldeJ,
has been a ieKort for a number of years
for most of the congressional contin
gent fiom Maine, and It was heie that
Mr Dlngley spent ull the past sixteen
yiais of his life when his cnngicttiloiiril
duties called him to Washington He
occupliel looms on the second llooi, an 1
had with him his wife and daughter,
the sons being hole but little
The funeial will be conducted at the
house' of iepieaentatlves on Mono tv
next The body will be taken to tm
house at 10 o'clock and thtu lie in
state until noon when sei vices will lie
conducted In the pieseneo of the hoiinj
and senate.
At 4.20 In the afternoon the f'liiei il
paity will leave over the Pennsylvania
lalbond for l.ewiston, .Me, niiHIrg
there at 2 o'clock Tuesdaj afteinoi, i
rurthei seivke will be held ut 'he
fainllj iesidenee In l.ewlston on Wcd
nesdaj The Internum will be in thr.t
city. The service in the house of itp
lesentatlves piouablj will be conduc
ed by Rev S M Newman, pastor if
the Fltst Congugatlonal chinch, vvhlili
Mr. Dlngley was .uetistomed to ntteu I
while lesidlng in Washington
In tweaking of Mi Dlnglej s death
tonight. Senatoi Hale said
In the on sent condition of public at
falis Goicrnoi Dingle v s dealh Is u virj
great national loss in all questions re
lating to finance, to tbe revenues of tho
country and to the adjustment of gnat
political questions Mi Dlnglej whs abovo
all others In nuthorltj. It Is dlffliult to
say who can take his places He had the
confidence of his associates in the house,
the confidence of the senile, tho confi
dence ot the president and Hit eonllileinei
of the cnllie countrj. Maine will cspe
clullj lament him Karlj und late ho hud
devoted himself to the Interests of lite
state and without distinction of partv
and her people, believed In his fidelity, pa
triotism and wisdom
NeNon Dlngley, Jr., governor of
Maine In 1871-75 nnd member of con
giess from the Second congressional
district of Maine since 1SS1, was bom
In Durham, Androscoggin counts. Me ,
In his Grandfather Lambert's larm
house, on the banks of the Androscog
gin river, Feb, 15 1SJ2, son of Nelson
und Jane (Lambeit)Dlnglev
At sevente-en he taught a winter
bihool In the town of China fourteen
miles from lme, nnd he continued to
teach w Intel s while fitting for college
Hnteilng Wnteivllle college (nuw Col
by university) In 1831, he lemalned
thi'ie a ear and a half and then be
came a student at Dartmouth college,
from which Institution he giaduatul In
isr)3. After leaving college Mr. Dlng
ley studied law in 1831-6 with Met rill
& Pessenden, of Auburn, and In the
latter jeai he was admitted to the bar
Instead of entering upon the practice
of law, he decided to become a Journ
alist, for which piofcsslon he nlwtijs
manifested a decided taste Jn Sep
tember, 1S)C, he puiehased the I-ewls-ton
Journal, of which he In J been
practically the editor while studying
law nnd to which, In 1S61, he nd led a
dully edition
In lSBl. at the uge of 2'J, he was elect
ed representative from Aubuiti to tho
state legislature, In which body he at
once took high lank, was le-eleetel m
lfi. und chosen sp aker of the houto
at the session of 1SG3. In IfcCl In re
moved to Lewlstnn, wheie a feiV
months after he was elected to tho
Ieglslatuie and with the opening of tho
legislative session ot 1S8I, was unani
mously ic-elected speakoi. Ho was
elected to the house twite, subsequent
ly, but elecllned the speakership, pie-
fenlng to bo on tho itoor.
In 187a Mr. Dlngley wns elected gov
ernor of Maine by about 10.000 major
ity. In 1!7I he wus re-elected by over
11,000 majoilty, declining a third liom
Illation In 1S7S, He wax one of tho
i iM...n4 in. . h, mt., . . lt ' milium ii i in it tin mi ii i ii hip imam in
delegates at la ge from Mane lo tlw n(l0 nil tinnsportntlon of Now York
Republican national convention In 1&7C i,llH requested Nuw Yoil; mtuibeis to fur
und served on tho committee cm resolu- ther tho leslslatlcn.
tlons nnd was one of the sub-committee
of live who drafted the platform.
In 1S&1 Mr. Dlngley was nominated
by the Republicans of the Second con
gressional district of Maine to fill the!
vacancy In congiess caused by the res
ignation of William P. Frye. He was
elected by a majority of over G.O00,
neatly twice as largo as ever before
given to any candidate In thut district.
He served on the committee on banking
and cuiieney. He was lu-elected tiltn
times. Ills llrst speech in congress was
made April 2.", 1892, on "Piotcctlem to
American Shipping."
Under a Joint lesolutlon Introduced
by Mr. Dlngley and passeel Aug. 7, 1832.
lie was appointed a membei of a Joint
committee to Investigate the condition
and wants of merlcnn ship building.
President McKlnlcy tctuleicd the posi
tion eif societal y of the treasury to Mr.
Dlngley, but he declined the offer, prc-
tolrlnK '" "-'main In bis
bls position as
chairman of tho ways and means com
, " . ,-,., .., ,,, ,.
IllUltf illUI ilVI'l IVillltl Mt 111' ltr;uuil
can majority of the house.
I iider his leadership the house, with
in sixteen davs pfter the Plfty-Pftli
congiess was convened In extiaordln
my session, passed a bill revising the
Mt. Dlngley was a Congiegatlonallst
In icllglon He was married June 11,
lfc'7, to Miss Salome McKenney, of Au
burn, Me The have had six cMldien
of v horn live ruivlve.
Sagasta Will Convcno tho Coitcs
This Month and Demand a Ratifi
cation. Madrid, Jan. lu Senoi Sagasta, tho
premlei, will convene the coites for
Jan 23 or Jan 30 and will Immediate
ly demand at latlllcatlon of the peace
tieaty. The debate which Is expected,
will last a week
Spain lias again reminded the Wash
ington government of the undertaking
on the pait of the United States peace
commissloneis with legard to Spanish
prlsoneis In the hands of the Filipinos
nnd has asked a piompt reply
Tho newspapei s allege that the
Amei leans have icqtiested the Span
lards not to withdraw the Spanish
troops from Mlnidauno the southern
most Island of the Philippines, before
the at rival of the Americans there, so
as to prevent an Insuirectlon breaking
The government has received the fol
lowing otllcial dlsputch from Manila:
'The Amcilcau troops heie who were
oreleied to Hollo mutlnceil nnd refused
to start. General Miller has been or
dered to abandon Hollo and return to
Manila. Alt the American troops havo
been ordeied to eoncemiate heie, tho
situation being uf '' grnvst eba--
neter "
Senor Sagasta has caused It to be
announced that oreleis have been sent
to General Itlos at Manila, for tho oh-
servance of sttltt ueutiallty by the
Spanish tioops
Accendlng to dispatches received heie
the Amei lean domain In the Philip
pines is 'limited to Manila ba." All
other points except Mindanao, wheie
the Spanlnids lemuln, an In the hands
ot the insui gents. One dispatch sajs:
'The Amei lean volunteeis are dls
heat tone d by the climate and bad food
nnel nit anxious to tetuin home"
More Light Is Thrown on the Beef
Washington Jan U The following
is Govemoi Roosevelt s lettei to Gen
eial Miles, undei elate of Jan 'J:
Miijut Geneial Ne 1-nn A Miles
Mv Deal Geneial Miles 1 do not dis
tluetlv uiideiHtaud about tho controversj,
but wh.tt I have to write ni.ij, hi of some
use Tho canned corned beef wo found
to be good. The so-called canned ro ist
beef, which was lsued to us tor traval
lutlons both on the transport unci on
the train nnd which we occasional! got
cvin at iho front, was ptactlcallv vvoith
less Unless try hungr the men
would not touch it, and even when suf
fering from lack of food, the never ate
one-fifth of It At Its best. It was tasto
levs and at Its worst It wus nnusoatln,;.
There wns ulso a suppl of beef (In the
shape of quartersi, which was put aboard
our transport at Tamp t It was sup
posed to bo fitted ! some process to
withstand tropical heat It at once be
came poorly and smellcd so wo feard
It would bitiel dlsease We threw It
ovtiboird At any rate. It wits con
demned 'lhe beef wo got In Santiago af
tei about the th or .'th ot Jul thlF is
after tho siege hid ended and when my
brigade hael been without fresh meat or
vegetables for n month, was generally
11 that time the i.ivali division was
In a sle klv condition The tact that tho
meat ration was so bail as gem rail to
be Inedible, caused gient diss ulsfaclton
to mv men and thev were obliged to go
without what was neccs-ar to koip
them In propir order
Veir sincerely eans,
Theodore Roosevelt
The letter wa made public this af
ternoon b General Miles, ho having
received Governor Roosevelt's permis
sion to do so
William Rutlctige Killed by John
AVaverly, N Y., Jan. 13 William
Rutledge. GO jcats of age. was shot in
tho head tills moinlng at his homo In
Sayie. Pu , by John Hem), 23 years
of agi, who had feu met 1 boaideel with
Rutledge nnel his .voting wife. Rut
ledge died tonight.
Tho men weie well known boiler
makeis unci eontldeiable jealousy bad
been aiousiel during Iltnty's rtay nt
Uutledgf's house. Todav the men
quanelled ovct the mutter nnd tho
shooting followed. Heniv wan auest
ed and when airalgned he pleaded
guilty to "unlawful shooting," Ho
claimed, however, that ho bad shot In
stlf elefe use. Ho was r ominltttd to Jail
to await tllal.
For Naval Militia.
Washington, Jun 13 Reprise utatlto
llutltr, of Pennsylvania totluv submitted
tto tliu house i petition signed ij Com
mander Mutklo and iuarl all of tho offb
urii of the naval mllltlu of IVnnlvaiil i
who served In the nnvj during tho lat
war, nigliig the paBcuge of iho uulloutl
leserve bill fi uracil bv the department
A similar petition was pitsenttd by the
illu..l.. .. . ..I otlii'i.. ...il !..,. I ...1 ..
Speaks of Peoplo Who Aro Trying
to Stoal the Glory from Admiral
Schley Provision for Prizo Monoy
Should Bo Stricken Oil tho Statuto
Books-Tribute to tho Mon Who
Charged Up San Juan Hill.
Washington, Jan. 13. In the senate
todiy Mr McLaurln (Dcm. S. C.,) took
sttong ground In a carefully prepared
speech against a polity of expansion
bv this country. Ho cited ns one eif
the principal reasons why the United
States should not assume dominion
over peoples who are widely dissimilar
to the people ot this country, the ex
perience of the botith with the negro
race He advocated tho adoption of
the Vest lesolutlon, declaring that the
countij toulel not maintain permanent
ly ns colonies such territory as the
Philippines, und held that It would be
In opposition to the spirit of American
institutions to do so.
Mr. Sullivan (Dem , Miss.,) and Mr.
Pasco (Dem , riu.,) discussed the pend
ing Nlcaiagua canaJ bill, the former
supporting It and the latter opposing
The Indian appioprlatlon was taken
up but its consideration was not con
cluded before the hour of adjournment.
Mr Allen (Neb) Intioduced the fol
lowing lesolutlon "That a committee
of five scnatois, no moie thun two of
whom shall be members of the same
political part j, shall be appointed to
make full Inquhy into the conduct of
tho Into war between the United States
and Spain. Said committee shall have
plenaiy authoiity to Inquire- and re
port on tho ndv Isablllty of tho selec
tion of places of encampment for the
tioops bj the mllltaiy authoilties ot
the United States, thr time, character
und places of delivery of commissary,
quurtoimasteis and medical stores,
the quality nnd quantity thereof and
the regularity of theli delivery, und
Into all things in any manner affect
ing the care, discipline and health of
the tioops In the field and In camp,
und Into all other matteis and things
In any manner affecting the bearing
upon the health regulailty and disci
pline of the nrm.v, and whether theie Is
Just cause to complain of the pluces of
eneumpment. food, medical stores and
qtiartcrmastei's supplies furnished"
Objection was made to Immediate
consideration of the- resolution and It
went over.
The house entered upon th- consider
ation of the naval personnel bill. It
developed much less opposition than
was anticipated und the Indications
tue that It will have a laige majority
wnen it is placed upon Its passage to
rn oi i ow The lust v estlge of opposition
to the meauie from the line officers
of the navy was lemoved today, when
an amendment was adopted designed
to piohiblt stuft olllceis upon whom the
bill conlers positive tank trom exei
elslng command save In their own
coips The committee also asseiteel
theli pin pose to offer an amendment
tomoitow to lepcal the law giving
pilze mone to the nav. and this an
nouncement met with vvjtm appioval.
The speeches on the bill today weie
filled with glowing allut'lons to the
gloiies of our naval vlctoiles In the
lute wai, and Mr Herr, of Kentuck,
cieated a gieat eleal of enthusiasm by
Ids eulogy ot Schley as the hero of
Santiago The bill was supported by
Messis FosS (Rep, 111), Daton (Rep,
W. Va ). Beny (Dem. Ky ), Driggs
(Dem., N Y ). and Dlnsmore (Dem.,
Aik), and opposed by Messis. Lowe
(Rep., N, Y.) and Simpson (Pop., Kas.),
Mr. Deny made the first allusion on
the lloor of the house to the mooted
question as to who was lesponslble for
thevlctoiy over Ceiv era's Meet at San
tiago. He said:
1 believe the bill will umove conflict
and If thtre Is un eountr where there Is
a necesst for the removal of conflict In
tho ami or fu the navy. It Is tho Cnlfsl
State- iLauchtei) I think we had a
magnificent nlnse of a conflict In tho
ami service In the papers this morning,
and whether It will end In n iluel or not,
1 do not know, but It shows there Is a
verv consldei able amount of friction lit
the army of he L'nittd States. Tluro
was some conflict among the officers In
tho nav In the greitcst buttle of tho
war the greatest battle of modem tlm"',
hi cause It demonstrates the character
of the men anil the vessels that weie en
gaged In It and there Is no doubt In tho
mind of the Amerlcin people, who Is en
titled to the credit of thit victory. Hut
tlicro are people who are trlng to steal
nwa from Sehle the credit of the glo
rious triumph he won on the third day
ot Jul, IS-
Till! POHM.
In this connection. Mi. Ucrtv rend
the following poem nmld a whirlwind
of laughter nnd applause:
When the Spanlbh fleet with full haul-
Dished out of Santiago lny.
Taking the chances of death nnd wreck,
V ho stood on a Yankee quarter deck.
And muiked tho gunio with wigle eve:
Sav, was It Sampson, oi was It Sehle'.'
(Laughter aril applause).
Who wns It. when shot and screaming
Tinned Sabbath calm Into echoing hell
Steamed Into the thickest of the fra ,
Ills good ship hading nil tho way;
While tho roar ot his gnus shook eaitli
and hU.
Siv, was It Sampson, or was it Schlt ?
(Laughter und applause).
In Amctlinn heaits who holds Hist place
Of thortu who claim put In that glorluui
Wliosu iiume stood out on that pioud day,
As the heio of Sintlago bay?
In lettirs of gold, vvilto that name on
fill ill we wrlto It Sampson, oi write It
(Laughter and applause).
"I sav It should be written Schlov,"
continued Mr. Honv, "and then I say
that there should bo a provision of
law that whether It goes to Schlev oi
Sampson, no prize money should bo
paid to the men who havo won that
gloilous achievement but thut the pin
vision for prize money ought to bo
wiped off tho statute books, I say the
men who made that imgnlllcent cbnigj
up San Juan hill In all aspects of thin
caso nit as much entitled to take San
tiago ns a itwurd for their services,
Weather Indication! ToJiyi
Kiln; Warmer.
1 General War Investigation Commls-'
slon Rebukes Ge neral tiagan.
Poetry In Corgress
Death of Representative Nelson Ding-
Situation Critical at Manila.
2 General Dun's Weekly Trudc Rev lew.
1'lnnnclHl and Commercial.
: Local Religious News of tho Week.
i Uelltnrlal.
Our Declining Imports.
Comment of the Press,
C Thecal Social and Personal.
Her Point of View.
Musical Gossip.
C l.oc il Annual Mooting of tho Home
for the Frlcnilles.
Committee ot Firemen to Forward
Conv ot tlon Plans.
Russell Issued Forged Checks.
7 Local Mayor Hilley In Hot Water.
Dunmoro Holds tho Fire Record.
S Local West Scranton nnd Suburban.
s News Round About Scianton,
10 Stor "Coward's Recompense."
11 Sunday School Lesson for Tomorrow.
Destructlveness ot tho Chlnch-llug.
IJ Genernl News ot the Soldiers at Camp
as the men who sank Ceiveta's ships."
(Renewed applause.)
People are Becoming Convinced tho
Proceedings Against tho Senator
Are Fart of Political Conspiracy.
Philadelphia, Jan. 13. Representative)
Baldwin, of Delawaie count, who with
his three colleagues, remained out ot
the Republican senatorial caucus at
Harrlsburg- last week, gave out an In
terview In this city tonisht, In which
he makes the statement that ho will
vote for Senator Quay. In the couise
of his Intel view Mr. Euldwin said:
In my Judgment, a' very large percent
age of my Republican frli nils of Dela
ware count H.vminithlzii with Senator
Qui not only In his political aspirations,
but In tho suits that have been Insti
tuted against him. Public entlment Is
rapidly crstal!zlng In his favor for the
icason Wiat tho people are becoming con
vinced day b di, that the Institution
of proceedings against him In the courts
ot Philadelphia was part of a politic tl
conspiracy to humiliate, him in the ees
of the public I for one, am not willing
to be a part to any such proceedings
I believe In fair phi and Intend to cast
my vole for Genator Quay In this contest.
He Is not the first man In public life lo be
so villainously assaulted. Kvei since the
time of Alcxnndet Hamilton hlstor tells
us ot attempts to ussasslnato the char
acter of public officials 1 am fully con
vlnceel tint the attack on Senatoi 'Juij
Is the n si.lt of ii conspiracy to lain him
David If. Lane gave out a statement
tonight repudiating what purpotted lo
be an Interview printed with him this
morning. Mr. Lane said.
I am for the legular nominee of tin
legal ir Republican legUlitl.e caucus
and believe nil Republicans should be
bound by Its action In this ea-e as m
all othei p.itv actions and the majority
expresses itself In convention
Parade Will Bo Unusually Large
The Programme.
Hnirlsbuig. Jan 13. Chief Marshal
Olmstead and the Joint legislative In-
auguial committee met this evening
und peifected details lor next Tueo
ela's Inaugural parade and ceiemonles
Mr. Olmstead says the paiade will bo
unusually laige and attractive Thp
entile National Guard will be present
under command ot Geneial George R,
Snovvden. Some political clubs which
will participate nie the Penrose club,
A C Hatmer club, "William It. Leeds,
United club, of tho Twentieth waul:
David Martin club and the Sixth waid
Republican club, of Philadelphia; War
Veteians' club, of Pittsburg: McKin
ley Veteran League, of Harilslnug;
and many othei s. Mr. Olmstead sits
It Is Important that each dub Intend
ing to paitlcipate shall advise tho chief
muishal ot the fact, giving the name
of organization, the number of men,
name of band and date of organization
of club as well us name of inaishal,
hour of ui rival and location of hend
quarteis In Hanlsburg A laige re
newing stand will be elected In fiont
of the executive mansion. A platform
has been built In fiont of the capltol
when the oath of ofllce will be nilinlu
Isteied and the Innuguial addtess de
livered Gov ernoi -elect Stone and family
will bo entertained at luncheon at the
executive mansion on Monday after
noon by Governor and Mrs. Hastingtv,
The Bouts at Baltimore Are Largely
lialtluioie, Jun, 13 Two thousand
pei sons attended the bouts before tho
Huieka Athletic club tonight and an
other thousand, late comeis, weie tinn
ed away, stundlng room being at a pre
mium The atti action was a sparring
match between Joe Gnns.the ictent vie
torovei 'Kid" McPartlund.nnd "Young
Sinvina." of Chester, Pa The bout
was limited to 2 lounds. Onus agree
ing to forfeit 50 for each round after
the tenth that the visitor stood befoie
him. Smyrna to foi felt $21 for euch
lountl after tho tenth that lit fulled to
come to the s latch. The men went to
work 111 earnest with the chop of the
llag, Smyrna on the uggiesslve Guns
was agile, however, and avoided all thei
dungeious lunges that weie aimed at
him Tvvltp outing tho llrst lound the
white boy fell fiom tho Impetus of his
blows that spent the nlr nnd was as
Hlsteil to his feet by tho chocolate col
ored antagonist.
A scries- of light hand chops In the
second llooreel Smirnu four times, but
he gamely snuggled to his feet each
time, and each time led viciously foi
the Jaw of his opponent The fourth
time tho visitor Httupglcd veailly to
his feet a gentle push Renin the coloicd
boy sent htm down and out Time, I
minutes ft seconelB.
The preliminary eMght-iound bout
was a hot one between IMily Lenny, of
Chester, nnd Herman Miller, ot Haiti
mote. Lenny won on points.
An Accident Might Precip
itate Serious Trouble
Any Time,
Two Firo Alarms Causo Apprehen
sion in tho City Promptitude of
Americans Has Restored Confi
dence in Manila Aguinaldo Issues
a Second Manifesto Germany la
Manila, Jan. 13. Tho situation herd
Is undoubtedly crltlcnl, but Major Gen
eral Otis has It welt In hand and theie
Is no hucIi certnlnty of trouble as many
believe. The rebels are concentrntedi
on the outskirts of the town nnd their
leaders havo issued strict orders that
they shall act only on the defensive.
An accident might precipitate
trouble, but tho Idea of a rebel at
tack upon Manila Is ridiculous, as tho
Amei leans absolutely control the posl
Aguinaldo baa re-publlshod the sec
ond manifesto In reply to the procla
mation of General Otis, which was re
called on its first appearunce, but it
has proved Ineffectual.
On Wednesday a Hie alarm, duo tc!
tilvlal incidents occuirlng .simultane
ously in opposite parts of tho city, ltd
to a general call for the United States
forces. In fifteen minutes the entile
city was covered. The promptitude of
the Americans, while it cieated a ncare
for the moment, effectually testoreM
confidence throughout Manila and dis
pelled the excitement clue to a passing
feai on the part of the citizens that
nn outbreak was Imminent. It Is pos
sible that the Filipinos, after the dip
lomatic confetences that have been
had between the tepresentatlves of
General Otis and Aguinaldo, have llnal
ly come to undei stand that the cautious
and conservative policy of the Aineil
cans Is not due to fear, and that they
will accept the Inevitable with good
grace. It Is evident that they are un
able to appreciate the full meaning of
the Independence demanded and that,
when thev do undei stand Its extent,
the Amei it un propositions will be ac
Merlin, Jan. 11. The correspondent
of the Associated Press, after a then -eiugh
Investigation u'-uertalns that the
report that German Is aiding the Fili
pinos and furnishing them with war
mater! il, is absolutel baseless.
13, iron' von Hulovv, Impel lal sect eta ry
of state for foielgn aftnlis, personally
autnorlzes the statement that such ie
poits nie justified by nothing Geinuinv
hus done. M doing or Is piepailng to
Legation Councillor llam.mn, of the)
foielgn ofllce. being empowered in
spitik foi the government, supplement
ed the above dimentl ns follows:
"The only possible explanation of tho
way lu which sue h tumois might havo
oilglnated wo find in a dispatch ie.
celved this moinlng fiom Heir Kiueg
er, out consul at Manila "
Herr H.imann then lead this dlsputch
to tho conespondent of the Associated
Press. The gist of It Is that eaily last
November three- unimportant dealeiM
sent to a Filipino newspaper a state
ment that they had always been sat
isfied with the tieatment they had le
ceived from the Filipinos nnel hoped
that the gooel relations would con
tinue. Despite the fact that the Ger
man colonies at Manila and Hong
Kong ptornptly Issued a declaration
asserting that these Geimans in no wa
repiesented the views of the colonies
and assuring tho Amei leans of sym
pathy, tho Incident was used as a han
die to Impute nntl-Amerlcan senti
ments to Geimans In the Philippines.
So far as the doings of tho German
government and navy ate concerned,
Herr Hamann suld postlvely that oh.
solutely nothing had occuired which
could be constiued uh hostility townee1
the plans of the Americans, oi as ti
conlvance with those of the Filipinos
Hen Hamann concluded his statement
to the Associated Press conespondent
with the remark' "I am ama7ed that
such basedes.s lies, though ellnpioveu
nguin und again, should still find cred
ence "
The officials at the United States em
bassy feel sine that theie Is nothing
whatevei In the rumors.
An Endeavor Is Being Made to Fia
tho Responsibility.
Haston, Pa. Jan 1 1. .Supeilntendenf
Spilggs, of the Lehigh Valley lallinnd
and Tialnmastei Haileinau today be
gan the examination of witnesses tc
fix tile ic-ponsiblllty fot tho wieck at
West Dunellen, N J . on Monday last
when sixteen lives' weie lost.
The heating was behind closed doois
und a numbin of witnesses were heard
No announcement will be made of th
proceedings until all tho testimony h
In nnd a decision bus been reached ui
to the lesponslblllty
Eugene Higgino Dead.
Haltltnore Jan 13 Htigcno Hlgglns, c
Democratic politician and man-about
town tilt tl nt his home here toda oi
pneumonia He was S7 venrs old Mr
lllggins never missed a n ittonal or si eu
convention ind vmih peihaps as well
known tq politicians In ill parts of Hit
countiy as In his native town. He seiv-i!
thiouKhout tho war In thu Nlnctceutt
Virginia regiment.
Wnshlngtcn Jun n -Poiecast
foi Saturday 1'nr eastern Putin I
v until, rain: wanner, fresh to brisk
south to southeast winds; fair Sun-
el u
t im-m-H-H
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