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1' ll^l.lNO.AV.AA., HUIUV, MWIUAUY 10. 1899. PMCE TWO CENTS.),?? I
MANILA IS QUIET.
filipiiios Concentrating and arc
llcing liciurorccd.
AMERICAN TROOPS IMPATIENT
Am! Anxious to get a.t tlio Knonij
"Who arc In IMuin Sight?Xalires set
t'irrtoa Village?Total Casualties
of I'liiicd States Forces to Date
UOH. of "Whom .jO "Wcro Killed?It
i* Probable that General Stiller i.s
iiiiiv Moving on Hollo ? Agoncille
not tin? Heal Leader ol* the Present
Outbreak.
MANILA, Feb. 9.-4:40 p. ni.?All In
I quiet hero to-day. Tne Filipinos are
lying, low except on the extreme left
and right. They arc.- evidently conceittrutlng
between Caloocan and Miflabon.
Judging from appearances, the Filipino*
are being reinforced by better drilled
men froai the northern provinces. In
front of Caloocan they are as thick ay
n 5 war in of bees.
The Americans fool the heat at midiJ.iy
in the open, but they are anxious ti:
pocc?*d. The soldiers an* impatient oi
r<vtraint while in sight <?C tin* enemy.
The Filipinos are still entrenching
themselves ou the left of Caloocan.
Sergeant Major Smith, of the Tennessee*.
hns been ordered to proceed tc
the l.'nlted States by the next transport
us an escort of the remains of Colonel
William C. Smith, oL' the First Ten liesf';
volunteers. who tiled of apoplexy
during the recent battle with the Filipinos.
The natives, fearing the Americans
were about to make an attack on 01
bombard the town of San Roque, set
fire tn it to-day. It is still burning astill**
dispatch Is cent. and. as it is composed
in the main ?rf bamboo lints, it
wJJl probably be totally destroyed.
Telegraph operators are now worth
fr.eir wright in gold, and the member?
cf the signal corps are working night
and day.
Tin* Aiurrican Losses.
WASHINGTON, L?. C., Feb. 9.?The
f? Honing cablegram was 'received today
from General Otis:
"MANILA, Feb. P. 1S93.
Adjutant General, Washington.
"AtMltior.nl casualties:
Thirteenth Minnesota ? Wounded:
Company .M, private Alexander F.
Kunif. >.
Hrst Montana?Wounded: Company
0, private Lester PIcrcstolT.
.Whraska? JvID.il: Company B,
nriitlocr Gustav 12. Kdiund; Company
T. private William Phllpot; Company
.M. private II. Livingston. "Wounded:
C n?j a:.y A. Charles Keckl- y: Company
1'. (;??ircf L. Clolhi-r. Hobert I'. Chil i-r?;
Cor?pany C. Fr?.d Kuhn:,Company
il. r?ral I-\ ?'.ibson: Company F, Doug
T. Bridgets: Company 11. Harry
Pfobrooice; Company K. Grant Boyd:
Company Fran els Hanson: Company
M, Moro C. Shiperd and Daniel Campb?!l.
"Third artillery?Wounded: Battery
K, James J. Grates; Battery L, Jamei
7. L'.-ahy.
1'i? -i Colorado?'Wounded: Company
-V J yd?? ) :. McVay.
" Fou r teem h in fan t ry?Won nd ed: W i 1
l.'nn Hush.
"T-.tal casualties resulting fr.->m all
oncarremcnta since evening of February
< ,:-4*;re^at'; two hundred ami sixty'lirht.
as follows:. .Killed, three officers
::'tv-f-ix enlisted men; wounded, eighl
f'jtu ?ts. one hundred and ninety-nine
fnl i men; missing', two enlistee
a:v:i." "OTIS."
Dewey Clears "a Village.
WASHINGTON. Feb. P.?The navy
department to-day received tlh; follow*
lag dispatch:
"MANILA. Feb. !>.
"After continued interference and Intimidation
nf our workmen I ordered
n:iued insurgents to leave San 1 toque
by this morning. They left during tie
nicht, a few remaining who burned tie
village this morning. It is now occupied
by our troops. All quiet.
"DEWEY."
San Itoque Is a village on th^ neck o!
bind eonnccting Cavile with the mainland
of Luzon.
'n:ui>nu u>v
j| Prevails in Luzon According to tin
Washington Dqisrlinoiits.
WASHINGTON*, Feb. All thai
Gvij. Otis hail to report to the war department
to-day related to the casualties
that have occurred ho far among
tin? American troops as the result of tin
."' Hons since Saturday night. Matter;
In Luzon are now in a state of temporary
unlet apparently, and one of the ofll
. lis who knows as well as anyone whal
solng on. said this afternoon that hi
<t!-l not expect to hear of Important developments
in the Philippines for tin
t four or live days.
Secretary Alger repeated his stateJ:K-:;t
made yesterday to the effect thai
li'? had sent no Instructions to Gen
nMs, and in answer to an Inquiry as t<.
Hie projected movement towards a land
at llolln, added that If (leneral Mil1
: had been ordered to make a landing
th<* order must have been given by Gen
. for it had not gone from the waj
I'.irtuu-nt. The impression prevails,
li j'.vt-ver". that this movement is already
way itnd It would not be nurprls'
's* to hen? within th<? next two .day;
ib.if it UnO been executed.
Admiral Dewey was heard from thi:
' I'.iT.hJff t'> the effect that ho had found
!' r-cessary to clear out all armed in>
nts at a little village which comuinmi,-<|
?;tA j:.t{,j approaches in hIs na\'!
tatlon at Cavlle. The aetlon was
approved at the navy de.
tit.
not ki;.vl li:ai>i:i:
v:'Jii:aui(? in ilnndsol Other IVrsou*
of ("Jreatcr Intelligence.
'II" 'AGO. Fcli. J.?FMward C. Arnlre
consul ;it Manila, passed
Chicago to?day on route t<i
W islilnKloti fi-fim the Philippines. Ir
;"i laterview Mr. Andre said he had
1 "ri much interested in reading (he
p' "'!:nts of I lie battles with Atfllnaido'.*'
Jiiitl he wan not surprised that
'h-v IijkI been defeated so e; tally b>
th<- American troops. The ultimate re
rcvolul Ion, he aid, would
ti. formation of a littl>* milltur\
l ''!y ainoiu; the Filipinos. bu? the
. pari of the inhabitant* oC tin
i..(l would appri-clutu American nil'
J'l ?h?* more because of Atrniriuldo's de
In Mr. Andre's opinion, Agulnuli
- nor the roal leader of i!i>' Insur1
Fie belietile rebel . in ihe
of other pri sons of y/.i-j ar Int
Tilx? nc?.
hy (hilililc I 'orec.
liOSTON, Feb. ? The (2lobe thin
moon prints a latter dated \> n?,l.'
r r. 1 v<r?J in this city from Firs I
'Itulenaut Henry Murray, quarter
master of the First South Dakota volunteers.
of General Otis* command In
the Philippines, which says that as far
bnclc an the middle of December Agulhuldo
and bla follower.* were being encouraged
and aided by some outside
source, and that the opening of hostilities
wasexpected by the United States
troops.
AGONCILLO'K QUI I TT TIMK
At Montreal?Has ltcccivctl 110 News
From Agulnaldo.
MONTREAL, Feb. 9. ? Agonclllo,
Marti and Luna, the Filipinos, are hav!
Ins a very quiet time of it just at pres'
ent. They have received several ea,
blegrains and sent several, but the ones
! that they are waiting for, those that
are supposed to contain direct news
' from AkuIuuUIo, have not come.
Agoucillo says he is us yet unable to
say what he will do. "At present," he
says, "wo are in communication with
seven different points by cable and
wire, and there will be many more, for
i we cannot carry on a war like this
. without having agents all over."
"We do not rely upon assistance from
the Japanese for the present." he replied
in answer to an inquiry; "we have
made no overtures to them and they
i have not made any suggestions to us."
"When ashed 11* ho expected his other
1 Filipino friends from Washington he
1 replied that they would remain Irt
Washington until they were ordered
cut.
Aguiualdo (11(1 not Sue.
MA NI LA. Feb. 9.?12:10 p. m.-The re
,.wi i mat .muni.uuo una sent a repre,
sentatlve to Manila to arrange for cessation
or hostilities Js denied at headquarters.
Gen. OtJ.s says that no ;ic,
credited representative 1ms yet enteivd
the lines.
DISASTROUS 1'IKi:
In New York Involving a Loss ol*
Nearly a 31 i 11 ion Dollars.
; NEW YOKK, Feb. it.-A lire which
caused a loss variously estimated at
j from StOO.OuO to $l,OOOfQOO, and which
threatened to destroy an entire blot-k,
started in the bag: factory of Walter &
Bell, at Nos. 1 and " Front street, a
| five-story brick building, early to-day.
The lire soon spread to No. 5 and then
to -S Moore street.
A large number of girls who are
employed in the bag factory building
rushed down tin? stairways in a paiile,
shrieking for help. A fireman who happened
io bo passing, and several citizens
succeeded in calming the girls and
getting them to the street in safety.
Sparks blown by the wind ignited
Nos. - and " South Front street, a fourstory
building, occupied as a storage
warehouse by J. II. Meyer & Co., and
, threatened the entire block bounded by
South. Front and Moore streets. No.
Front street, occupied by Auargulnbau
*v jiumee, ueaiers m iureign iruits,
burned rapidly.
The llremen worked under great dif;
llcuUies, owing to the intense cold.
Bernard C. Blair, a llreman of the
lifeboat Robert A. Van Wyck. fell from
a ladder and fractured his skull. In the
rear of the bag factory were rows of
small, old buildings, tilled with hay,
. grain, feed, cotton jute and bagging.
All were ablaze In an instant, It seemed,
and the llames gathered headway as
they leaped to the larger structures in
, the block.
Peter Harlman's hotel, the 3va.?*tern
hotel and the Whitehall hotel were included
in the sweep of^the Jlamen. Fortunately
few guests were hi the hotels
at th.' time.
COKMSH'S TIISTIMOXV
j In the Adams Poisoning Case Not Kntircly
Satisfactory.
>?EW YORK, Feb. 9.?The Inquiry
into the death of Mrs. Kate J. Adams,
who died after taking bromo-seltzer
containing cyanide of mercury, which
had been sent through the malls to
Harry S. Cornish, physical director of
the Knickerbocker Athletic Club, was
begun by Coroner Hart to-day. Crowds
' of people who gathered early in the cor.
ridors of the criminal court building,
were refused admission to the coroner's
- court, where there were present only
those intimately connected with the
case or interested in a public capacity.
r Little difficulty was experienced in
| securing a jury. Harry Cornish was
put on the stand. The taking t/f his testimony
? i the entire day and he
will go on the stand again to-morrow.
According to District Attorney Gardl?
ner, who was himself present at the inquiry
for t>. brief period, and who was
represented by Assistant District At
torney Osborne, the testimony given by
. Cornish was not entirely satisfactory,
nor, the district attorney asserted, was
not as complete sih had been expected.
Roland II. Molineaux's name was
? brought Into the case at the start, and
; Cornish's relations with Molineaux were
gone Into thoroughly.
During tho early part of t?te exatnlna'
tlon, Cornish was very self-possessed
and gave his answers quickly. Towards
' the end of the examination he gave his
answers with much more deliberation
and sometimes after a careful consideration.
A large amount of the time of
' to-day's cession was taken up In ro
telling the story of the receipt of the
package through the mall and the glv'
ing of the poison to .Mrs. Adams, but
the progress of the trial is nbt likely to
\ be Interfered with to-morrow by details
' that have been so frequently published.
I" niTHHUIIIMIIM
CLEVELAND. O.. Fob. 9.?The Crehorc-SquIre
company, of this city, has
boon Incorporated with a capital stock
of $1,000,000. to conduct a tolograph business.
The promoters of thr new company
state that they will adopt a new
system Invented by Messrs. Crohore and
Sqiilr- which will revolutionize teli
egraphy.
"We expect to put up wires throughout
the country." said Colonel Albert K.
Squire, one of the Inventors of the system.
to-day. "/mil in .i short lime the
present system will have become a
' thlmr of th*? nart. Our Invention Is
culled the 'Sign Wave' system. Wo have
, sent as high as <.000 words a minute by
the system. It was tested by the government
about six months ago.
' "Over ;:,000 words wen* sent at Hint
1 time. Th.-- itceiving Instrument prints
1 the message out on paper."
To .Maintain Coal Hairs.
; j COMWIllCS, Ohio, Feb. y.?X confer.
ewe of railroad otlleialn Interested In
I | eotil traflle t ? the l.?k< from Ohio,
[ I Pennsylvania ami West Virginia was
, I held here to-day to consider lake enrrv
, Ing rate.-* for the corning season. A
qenesul effort toward a maintenance of
rates for the coining noason and an
agreement which would l?r satisfactory
to the various Interests Involved wa .
manifested. Atnontx the railroad <>:Uchtl.4
i-v.'Keiit w?*re tin follow hut:
.!? :?t N'-win ?:i. of the Ixilco Shoe-: VI. c
I f'n dd?-nt M'l'n ii. tli- l'epn 'ylv.inla
l llrifs; Itecelver Murray; ?>r the llaltl|
ni'M'- iV Vic'" I'r -lihcit. <'iii-lir.ni,
|??f the Kile, and representatives of the
Ohio Coal Trttllic Ass e lation.
BEEF BUSINESS
And the Report of the Wat Investigating'Commission.
WERE ONLY TWO WITNESSES
"Who Made Charges Against (lie Govcriimcnl
in That Issue?Those wlio
Were Making Strongest Attacks
Palled to Appear Before tins Commission?The
Kagait Incident Passed
Over WithoutMaterial Mention.
General Miles, as Commander of
the Army, Is Tartly Dealt With.
Only "Witness to Testify Who Failed
to he Sworn.
WASHINGTON'. Feb. fl.-The war Investigating
commission, with the presentation
of Its report to President McKlnloy
this afternoon, ceases Its existence.
The report may be In the hands oC the
President several days before given official
promulgation, to enable full consideration
of the document. It consists
of between sixty thousand and sixtylive
thousand words. The general
scope of the report was sent out last
nlirht and renewed attention was culled
to-day to the fact, then pointed out,
that there were only two witnesses
who made charges against the government
in the beef issue. It Is pointed out
that there were numerous allegations
made and muny attacks In the public
prints, but that when those making the
attacks and charges wore called on to
appear before the commission with their
statements under oath, or otherwise
substantiate them, they failed either to
appear or furnish proof of what they
hud said.
It Is insisted that all the men who had
made any charges were offered the fullest
opportunity to be heard, and their
statement given full consideration, and
that every effort had been made to
probe the truth in whatever matters
liud come up before thai body.
The Eagan Incident is passed over
without material mention, if at all. In
view of General Kagan's revision of
the statement that he originally made
to them. The report avoids all question
of the strategy of the war. that being
a matter regarded as outside the functions
of the commission.
The references to General Miles, comnv.lMlllllD
:h.. i.rmv nr.% .lAi'nlml
tu strictures 0:1 his course with reference
to tiie beef issue as covered i:i his
testimony. In tills connection a main
point made, it is understood, is as to
General Miles' failure to take prompt
action in reporting oiv the beef and instead
of waiting a long time before communicating
til- facts to the department
in the meantime, with the information
he hud in ills possession, and his judgment
on the beef supplies nuuk: up,
permitting.. U*el ho s?> wvjgytaujj^uudeinned
to be issued to the sirmy. The
fuet that he was the only witness failIns
to testify upon oath fs referred to.
No Whitewash Kusincv*.
In speaking of the report to-day to a
Star reporter a prominent member of
the commission said:
."The report does not whitewash. It
criticises, but not persons or things not
warranted by the evidence l>efore us.
We started out with the assumption
that the conduct of the war was all
ri^::r, ami men we w.-ni ani-au to near
:uid cull witnesses who .said it Mas not.
The report represents the honest opinion
of every member of the commission.
AVe were unanimous in adopting it. I
say this, as 1 am of the opposite political
faith and don't expect and don't
want anything from the administration.
"1 know that every line of the report
presents my individual view, ;ind if any
member tiled harder than L did to get
at and out all the facts I have yet to
see him. There was no suppression or
concealment, and no point brought out
in the evidence was evaded or glossed
over.
"The President never saw a line of
our report before he received It oillelally;
not a single word. Nor, Indeed,
has he ewr talked with any of the commission
about il.
lie has never in any way. by word
or action or messengers, evinced a wish
to have us develop anything but the
truth or even touched upon the matter
of our work.
"We have questioned more than r?00
witnesses and the majority of them had
some complaint that they wanted to
relate. Of course, there were some evils,
but they were expected. The soldiers
i:t the civil war never had hospitals or
medical attention as good as was given
them in tie* war with Spain. And their
army ration then was not as eatable
as It is now. The men who complained
the most of the food we found were
very generally the militiamen from the
Interior of states, and who had been allowed
$2 per head for subsistence stores
while they wre In state camps. "When
they went Into the active lluhting they
expected the same sort of thing.
"In questioning these men nearly all
confessed to us that they had always
reeeiveu army rniioii^. ni'-y nnu no
right to expert any more, r r.?uid t?>U
Home very funny stories* to illustrate
tills.
"There were tunny complaints
brought to us that on their face were
foolish and futse, but we wont to every
trouble and expense to inquire into the
genuine charge*."
A Court of Inquiry.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 9.?The president
ban appointed a court of inquiry
to examine into the charges touching
the moat furnished the American army
during the war with Spain and other
matters Involved In the charges made
by General Miles against the ndminls
(ration of war nun Irs. The court is
hereby directed to investigate certain
allegations of the major general com*
maudlin; the r.riny In respect to the
unfitness for Issue of certain articles
of food furnished by the stubAltstcnco
department to the troops In the Held
during the recent operations in Cuba
and Porto lllco. In addition to its limb
Iijkh of fact the court will submit an
opinion upon the merits of tin? case,
together with such ivcommcmlntlons as
t>> further proceeding* a i may c.-om to
be warranted by the facts developed
in the course of the inquiry.
Not I Ids Session.
WASHINGTON. IVb. 3. - .Mr. Can;
non, chairman of the appropriation'!
. committee. practically made an ani
nouncciix nt on tin- Hoor of the house
I1 tiiln afternoon against action on either
the Nicaragua canal bill or lite I'aynellanna
shipping idll at this session.
CONGRESSIONAL AFFAIRS
Debute in the Senate on the Legislative
Appropriation Dill.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.?Throughout
its open session to-dny the senate hail
under consideration the legislative, executive
and judicial appropriation bill.
A lively debate was precipitated over
the appropriation for the support of
the ofllee of the supervising architect of
the treasury, and that official was criticised
for the delay in the construction
of public buildings throughout the
United States. /
A speech made by Mr. Allen (Neb).,
In which he commented unfavorably
upon the methods of the appropriations
committee, induced a rejoinder from
Mr. Chandler (N. II.), which resulted
In a sharp tilt between the two members.
Fifty-one pages of the pending
bill were disposed or before the senate
wetft into executive session for the remainder
of the day.
Chairman Cannon, of the appropriations
committee of the house, in the
course of a general debate on the sundry
civil hill to-day, sounded a note of
warning against extravagant appropriations
and practically served notice
that neither the ship subsidy bill nor
the Nlcaragunn canal bill.1' could be
passed at this session. Although he
specifically disclaimed speaking to anyone'
but himself, the statements he
inndc, coming from the chairman of
Ui?? appropriation committee, caused
great interest. Mr. Cannon made a general
statement of the revenues and expenditures
for tin? fiscal year, including
Secretary. Gage's estimate of the deficiency
lu the revenues from Slfi'.flort,000
to 59,000,000. exclusive of the $'-0.000.000
to l>' paid to Spain under the
provisions of the treaty of Paris. Mr.
Grosvenor, of Ohio: Mr. Hepburn, of
Iowa, and Mr. \Y. A. Smith, of Michigan.
although they did i.ot enter into
any lengthy discussion, took Issue with
Mr. Cannon, but he maintained that
oui' revenues might be sufficient to meet
our expenditures for the next two years
if no new lines of expenditure were en
torn! upon. But he indicated that it
would be u close margin, and tluit new
expenditures might mean a bond issue.
Mr. Cannon's speech was in every way
:i notable one and will doubtless furnish
the text for a good deal of discussion
during the remainder of the session.
The general debate on the sundry
civil bill was not concluded to-day. Before
it was taken up quite a number oC
minor bills were passed by unanimous
consent. The bill appropriating Sll'.VWO
for a public building at Altoona, Pa.,
was passed.
ikon tram:.
Approachiii? a Line that, may not he
Crossed in Safety.
CLEVELAND. Feb. 9.?The Iron
Trade Ileview says:
The iron trade has 'moved farther up
In the past week and Is coming close
to the line, that, in the minds of many
of the leaders, may not 1m? crossed with
safety. There Is not the same conservatism
In all quarters that has been
shown In advancing ore and coke or
even bessemer pig Iron; and this fact,
together with the control ?>t* intermediate
products, already exercised in some
cases and aimed at by pending negotiaitnns-lii
others, presents some possibll
ui'-s ui uiMiipiK-aiions jmer.
The consolidation of be?s**mer and
open hearth steel plants In the central
west Is approaching completion. The
National ijteel Company the corporate
name and ther?* will bo $50,000,000
each of preferred and common stock.
Plate demand continues out of all proportion
to the ability of the country's
present capacity, and prices are determined
by the urgency of fitch individual
want. Bridge and shipyard work
continues on an immense scale. Structural
mills are probably In better shape
to make deliveries than those In any
other lino. The cast iron pipe consolidation
is practically completed as that
of leading: car works.
sixteen; days' snow
In I lie llocky fountain Region? A
Wry Serious Outlook.
DENVER. Col.. Feb. 0.?This was the
sixteenth days' great snow storm In the
mountains. The wind is blowing :t gale,
lining railroads cuts with snow. Fresh
slide.-? occurred to-day, covering the
tracks with ureal piles of snow, rocks
and fallen timber at various points.
The outlook to-night Is more serious
than at any time since the storm began.
The Denver & Rio Grande railroad Is 1
now open only between Denver and
Sal hi a. Two east-bound <rnlns are stalled
at Minturn. The passengers are beJng
cared for by the railroad companf. .
The Colorado Midland is blockaded both
east and west of L-advllle. No further |
attempt will be made to open the South '
Park line beyond Cram until the won- 1
tine moderates. The 1'nlon Pad He Is
still open, although trains have been
Neriously delayed by snow on Sherman
hill.
Reports from eastern Colorado, Nebraska
and Wyoming state that hlsh
winds have drifted the snow, clearing
tfie prairies in places, stilllcient t<? furnish
some food for both cattle ar.d ,
sheep. Indications are that the heaviest
losses will be In the south, the cat.
tie of the north and west being In betfer
condition to withstand the cold
weather and having more feed. ;
Critical Situation at Leatlvillc.
LEAD VILLI:. Coi.. Feb. 9.?The snow
storm contiues with unabated fury. The
situation here Is critical. A meeting of
mining. smelling aim otnor business
men to measures for rollof was ,
luiii'to-day. It was agreed that if Htops
word not taken toJbre?k t h?* railroad
blockade htiiKircdH of lives may lie lost. 1
It was deckled to put all available men
at work opening the railroad between
1iiih ?-!?> ul'u .'h'.uii, vui. ik uifjl' ?? .
l!ook will lioad a party of 1.000 .snow '
shovelers. No trains art* running on
the Denver A: 1 tio Grande wont of Sal- !
nmJ !)>.? Colorado Midland Is completely
tied _u it.
Pliilntlclpbiaus Shaking. ; |
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Fob. it?This
city experienced zero weather to-day,
the coldest weather .since February,
IS!"!, when the tneroutf touched zero.
Reports from the inotintuln districts
of the state are that the weather is the
moat severe for several fears. .\t WiU
liamsport It is twelve belotv; Cle.irlleld
ten; Altoona eight; Ilazleton flKht;
Wllktsharre six; Loekhnven ten; Heading
and I'ottsvJJJe live.
Pittsburgh's < 'hill.
PITTSKITUCH, Pa., Feb. Ton decrees
l>elow ?.cr?/ by the weather bureau
thermometer and from IIfteen t<? twenty (
debtees Lelow in more exposed places, (
was the record here to-day. This Is the
eoh'e.il !t has In en since .latmary 1ST?*,
when ll??* meictny dropped Jo jj de#fie?'s
below ; .( t o.
No "Wonder hr mm l'ro/.eii.
OHKALt.nJSA, Imva, Feb. y. llettry
K. Fortune, a resident of Mtii Juihhic -k,
near this city, was frozen !< death last
nlKht, It was ?U below */,ero.
RUSHING THE WORK
Both Brandies of Legislature to
Hold Night Sessions
BUT LITTLE DONE SO FAR.
The First Measure to 1'nss Roth
House* "Went Through tlio Senate
Yesterday ? Important Measure
.Adopted by the House, Requiring
Insurauee Companies to Pay In
Case of loss by Fire the full Face
Value of the I'ollcy ? Delegate
Melaire\s Substitute l'or the Hotel
Hill.
Special DlFputch to tlio Intelligencer.
CIIAULHSTOX, W. Va.. Feb. 9.-One
of the first measures to pass both
houses of the present legislature went
through to-day, when the senate passed
house bill Xo. 1, amending the act establishing
the independent school district
of Ceredo. The bill Is purely n local
measure. The senate also passed
Mr. Matthews* bill providing for the
admission of cadets to the West Virginia
colored Institute. Two Important
measures passed the house. One of
them was Mr. Da rat's bill requiring tire
insurance companies to pay in case of
loss by lire the full foce value of the
policy. The bill encountered considerable
opposition. The other was Mr.
IluVst's bill, providing for a legal half
holiday for banks. Notes due after noon
Saturday will not he protestuble until
the following Monday. The house also
passed Mr. Hurst's bill permitting the
corporation of Charles Toivn to refund
Its bonded Indebtedness.
Both branches are rushing their work
now In order to dispose of us much of 1:
as possible. T:i<? house h is been holding
nighl session*, and the senate will
begin to do so next week. Owing to the
legislative ball to-morrow night, neither
body will meet in Its own hall tomorrow.
The senate will assemble in
the supreme court, and win then probably
adjourn over until Monday. The '
house adjourned until Saturday.
Delegate Harry McLure, of Wheeling. |
has prepared a substitute for the hotel
bill which he introduced several days
ago. Jt seeks to protect the hotel keepers
by Imposing strict penalties for fallur
- of guests to settle for their entertainment
or otherwise attempt to de- J
fraud hotels. On the other hand, the I
hotel men ??re made liable to the extent
of S-OO for oaggage entrusted to their i
possession. There are a number of the !
provisions J? ili?* bill. Jiornle McLuk-, j
of Wheeling, and other hotel men, are
here to help It along.
Ml". MeCov. of Ohio ofiliniv has sue. I
ceeded In getting through tlie house ;i
measure of Interest to sheep breeders.
The bill makes ii compulsory on the
county commissioners to indemnify
sheep owners out of the. uog <ax fund
for any loss they may suffer from the j
depredations or dops upon their Hocks.
The bill was introduced at the. request |
of the "Wool .Association of j
Ohio county.
An Important measure pending i< Son- '
ator Hughes' bill, which places in the
hands c.' a commission the authority ?>f t
determining: what text books shall be .
used in th-r schools of the state, and of j
determinin;; all questions connected j
with school books. The commission lc !
t<? consist of nine members, eight of !
whom are to be appointed by "the ^cov- i
ernor. the ninth being the state superintendent
or schools, who is :<> be ex- |
oliicio chairman. The bill also contains I
a provision for the repeal c? the d?po?I- j
tory school b. ??k lav.*, the act to po into
effect in 1!"'?!. at the expiration of the
time for which contracts have been
made.
Another measure passed by the house
yesterday was Mr. Grant's bill to ameliorate
the condition of orphans In the
almshouses o? the state. It provides
that the county court of any county In
the state may, in its discretion, allow
any organisation, corporation, ?>r association
operating In this state, that has
for its object the care of orphans, to
take from its almshouses any or all orphans
that may be at any time permanent
inmates.
The organization must bo Jn good
standing, and must be managed by responsible
persons, and its ,agent musf
give satisfactory proof that its object is
to furnish orphans with Comfortable
home*. J: provides, that in-no ease shall
any orphan lie taken from the almshouse
without his or her consent. The
bill was introduced at the request of the
Children's llome Society of West Virginia.
i
(For routine proceedings sde elsewhere.)
State Grange Meeting.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON*. W. Va., Feb. 9.?The
annual meeting of the State Grange,
the lending farmers' organization of
the state, was begun to-day. Jn the
morning the president. Prof. T. Atkeson,
of Morgantowu, delivered his annual
address. At the afternoon session
an address of welcome was delivered
by Governor Atkinson. An address was
also delivered by W. II. Outright, mem- .
ber of the house from Upshur county.
The annual election of officers will be
held to-morrow and the meeting will
then conclude. Nearly every county in
the state Is represented.
Supreme Court.
Special Dispatch to the Intclllgcnccr.
CHARLESTON. W. Va., Feb. 9.?The
supreme court to-day concluded the
?enl<L' ..< 1!ia nti.t *,? (>
March 1.1. at which time It will begin a
special term i?? har.d clown opinions.
The case of the state against Kim;, over
the redemption of a largo tract of land
in Wyoming and adjoining counties was ,
argued ami submitted. Attorney General
Rucker appeared for the state. 1
There was an array of legal talent on
both sides.
< 'liarlrs'J'own Shivering.
Special Dispatch to tin; latelllgcnccr.
ClIAIU.l'S-TOWX, \V. Va.. Feb. 9.?
The coldest weather of the season has i
prcviled here since yesterday. At noon 1
to-day the thermometer stood 10 de- '
iir?es below xero. The snow is over 12
Inches 'loop, ami in a number of place*
the roads have been blocked by the
h?*nvy drifts. Tin* sleighing is I lit* flues
t for several years. i
Clarria's WimiiiiIiis Arrive.
HAVANA. Fob. U.?-The United States
Kimbout Nashville, bearing the body ?>f 1
Cfiierai Callxto CJarcin, steamed slowly '
down into Havana harbor at 1 o'clock i
llil.s afternoon. the guns of Morro cast!
and th" American squadron sulutlug
h<-r. Th?* sol. inn booming announced
the arrival the i-vpcctunt
rlty. !'v*ryw'h.-s'e houscholder.i and
ships Joueied it thousand Hags to half
mast and black streamers soon nut*- <
mounted the ?'ubati banners. * i
M'CARRELL BILL POSTPONED
In Pennsylvania House of Representatives
by 11 Very (JIo.no Vote?A
"Warm Fight?Yesterday's Ballot
for Senator.
3IARIIISBURC, Pa., Feb. 9.?'The McCurrell
Jury bill was postponed this
afternoon by the house until March 21,
by a vote of 9.1 to 92. The bill was
reachcd on second reading shortly nfter
5 o'clock and was discussed for more
than an hour before this decision was
rcached. The debate was opened by Mr.
McElheny, of Allegheny, and closed by
Mr. Towler, of Forest. Tho principal
speeches were made by Mr. Bliss, of
Delaware, nnd Mr. Dixon, of Kile, both
of whom opposed the measure. Mr.
Voorhees, of Philadelphia, was th?
chief sponsor. At the conclusion of his
remarks, Mr. Dixon moved to postpone*
further consideration of the proposition
until March 21. After the vote on this
question the house adjourned until tomorrow
morning. Seventeen Democrats
voted against the motion to postpone
and live Quay Republicans for It.
Mr. McElhenp's objection to tho bill
was that it was unconstitutional.
Mr. Dixon, of Elk, said the bill was
grossly unfair nnd inconsistent and a
fraud on its face. He denied that it was
la the interest of the laboring man, us
alleged by its friends. The people of
the state have been deceived by a few
missionaries of labor to bellevo that tho
measure *wns In their Interests. As to
the ullegatlon that the bill was a Democrat
Jc measure In ISS'J. Mr. Dixon said
this was not true. Governor Paittison,
ex-Senator Wallace and other Democratic
representatives did not support
the measure at that tini". The speaker
read a letter from ex-Senator Charles
It. Uuckalew, of Columbia, written in
1897, in which he says the bill ou^ht not
lo pass for the reason that the common
law upon this question, which has existed
for nearly six hundred years in
England and for more than two hun-.
dred years In Pennsylvania is a wiso
and reasonable law, nnd should remain
substantially unchanged. He said there
was no need to hurry through the bill
at this time and moved to post;>one further
consideration until March' 21.
.Mr. &Kinner, or l?'ulton, opposed <h?
motion and offered an amendment that
further consideration lie postponed until
S o'clock this evening.
.Mr. Skinner's motion was ruled out of
order and the house took up the motloi>
of Mr. Dixon.
Mr. Bliss, of Dolawnre, said -the measure
was too important to he discussed
for only a few hours.
The bill ought to be postponed until
some later day, so that it may be discussed
solely on its merits.
The measure is so carefully worded
that it entirely excludes the laboring
classes l'rom Its benefits, while on its
face it appears not to do this.
Mr. Towler, oC Forest, .said legislation
ought not to be stopped by the McCarrell
bill and the house should get rid
of this measure by taking a vote on It.
Mr. Heater, of Philadelphia, said tho
opponents of tho bill were denied the
right by the judiciary general committee
when the biii was under consideration
by that body to b.> heard by a single
person from without, while its
friends had several persons at the commit
lee meeting.
Mr. Coray. of Luzerne.sald the friends
of the bill were opposed to a postpone
ment until March 21, because they would
have no use for the measure after February
2S.
Mr. Voorhees. of Philadelphia, said
the house already had ample time to
consider this measure, it has been before
the legislature at. every session
since 1SS1. It passed the bouse In 1S97.
and was beaten In the senate by the action
of ex-District Attorney Graham.
The roll was called on motion to postpone
and resulted as follows: Yeas, S3;
nays, 52.
Dal/.cll Gains.
tlARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 0.-There Is
still no change in the senatorial deadlock.
Senator Quay was a^aiu thirteen
votes short to-day of the number
necessary to elect. Hugh B. Kastburn,
the Doylestown lawyer, dropped out of
the race to-day. In the absence of Senator
Sproul. of Delaware. Postmaster
General Smith lost his customary vote.
The ballot fellows in detail: Quay, 100;
Jenks, 77: Daizell. IS: Stone. r?; Stewart,
i": Huff. G; NVidener. 2: Irvin. 4: Rice. 1;
Markle, 1: Tt?bbs. 2; Grow, 1; Rlter, 2.
Total. 224. Necessary to choice, 11?.;
nnifpd. ?i' ;ilicont ? ! ????.t noli-..- *?. ??
election. The changes were Senator Rico
from Kastburn to Dalzell. Representative
Manley from Eastburn -to Dalzell;
Representative Martin from Knstbum
to Jrvln; Representative Norton from
Stone to Dalzell: Representative Sexton
from Eastburn to Dalzell.
National Military Convention.
TAMPA HAY HOTEL. TAMPA. F1.1-.
Feb. 9.?The national military convention
was organized at 11 o'clock this
morning by the election of the following
officers:
President, General Daniel ButterfteId.
of New York; vice president. General
F. 11. Chase, Michigan; Colonel
.1. Anthony Dyer. Rhode Island, and
General .lohn C. Underwood, Kentucky;
secretary, Captain James Y. Wilson,
Florida. The following commlttcc on
resolutions was appointed by the chair:
General Charles T. Anderson, Virginia;
Colonel "\Vinfield Scott Proskey, Florida;
General Applcton, West Virginia;
l.ieu tenant W. 11. II. Sutherland,
United States navy; General T. W.
Floyd. South Carolina; Major Joe Harper.
Florida; Colonel W. Sheppard.
Georgia; Colonel Chamberlain, Massachusetts,
and Captain Andrews, New
York.
False Report.
CLEVELA XD, O.. Feb. 9.?The report
which has been In circulation for several
days past to the effect that the
Carnegie Steel company had purchased
the railway and vessel Interests of John
D. Rockefeller 011 the great lakes, and
that Mr. Rockefeller would retire entirely
from the lake business. Is positively
denied in a dispatch to the Marine
Review from Mr. F. T. Gates, of
New York, who in in charge of all <?f
Mr. Rockefeller's lake interests. Mr.
Uates was asked for reliable Information
regarding the deal, and his answer
is:
"There Is no truth whatever in the
reports referred to."
Mi"> Slaughter** Debut.
Special Dispatch to the Intclllgcncer.
CHARLESTON, AW Va., Feb. I'.?Miss
Daisy Slaughter, of this city, to-night
liuiili* her doluit :it tin* Hnrlt'W Oimr:*
lions'!?, wlili the IJoston Lyric company,
u ilu- "ItcsKur Student." A large ami
fashionable audience was present to
?rrcet her, iiu-lu.litiK a number of members
of the legislature.
AY on lbee I'orcra^t for To-ilnv.
For West Virginia?-V.ilr, not so coM;
kV'-si to north winds.
h\>r western iVmisyh'finla am! Ohio ?
Generally fair, not yu euldv fresh weutI'tiy
winds*.

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