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? <LL1M'- M - A A- TL^lJA\.jJIirKMBER 11. 1900. ~PIlIO? W(7cEf^F^T
Trade on tlie Sanla Fe not Serio
Operators Broke the Agreeme
Notice^Conipany had
IOPEKA, Kas., Dec. 10.?The officials
of the Santa Fe railroad say to'
tight that the strike of telegraph
eperators is practically over.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Doc. 10.?R. C.
Clipp. chairman of the grievance cotnolttce
of the O. Tt. T., talking of the
statement of the Santa Fe railroad oflicials,
that its operators had violated
Kf Mllnff ~l..? * V. I
lavir uiuutm. t>?>c vim
days notice of their grievances, said today:
"The company Itself had already
trokun Hid' agreement and It was no
longer binding on the telegraphers. The
officials of ilie Santa Fe main lino broke
u? agreement in their zeal to help the
cunagvinent of the Gulf, Colorado &
Santa Fe clown the telegraph operators
ta that line. They were working quletJy
hand in hand with the ofliclals of the
southern lino to disrupt and destroy the
telegraphers' organization on the Santa
Fear.d all of its associated lines. They
(urnidhcil free transportation from all
plats along the eastern division of the
Santa Fe to telegraphers who weie wlllhg
to take tho places of the strikers. I
{hipped as a 'scab* with a cargo of
tlshty-slx of them. When we got to
Topt'ka, there were only three of them
lift. We had supplied a majority of
the ethers with transportation back to
their homes.
Failed to Keep its Agreement.
"But it is not only by such work as
that tho rnmnnnv hns fjiilorl to fulfill
agreements with the Santa Fe operators."
Mr. Clapp continued. "It has
filled to live up to its agreement in the
ratter of wages, the dinner hour and
ti? rules governing the employes. We
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.?The views
:f the minority members of the ways
md means committee on the bill reduc"Z
war revenue taxes about 540,000.000,
rar. completed and made public this af.rr.cor,.
It is signed by the entire Demcnitio
membership of the committee?
Richardson, of Tennessee;
Saanson. of Virginia; ^IcClellan. of
N"'.w York; Nawlands, of Nevada;
Cooper, of Texas, and Underwood, of
The- report says that the minority are
3' the opinion t^it the proposed reduction
cf revenues is too small and that
the Mil does not go far enough in relieving
the people of the burdens imposed
upon them for war purposes. The
remaining taxes, says tho report, art?
unnecessary and should be removed.
The minority take Issue with Secretary
Cage's estimate of 426.000,000 surplus
In 1002, and say that If Cohgress
observes proper economy In expenditures
the surplus ought to be $109,000,rM.
Can. Be Larger Reduction.
I "Wc are, therefore, clearly of the
pinion that there can safely be a much
further reduction than Is contemplated
to the bill presented by the committee
2r.fi that now Is the time to give such
rsli'-f. Instead of taking off the sum of
forty millions, as Is proposed, we would
so further and reduce taxation not less
than nu.000.000.
"IVe would make these reductions on
tboso articles which are most nearly
th<: n<v(-s.sar!ea of life, and would take
0,f th'! taxes that are most annoying
anJ vexatious to the people. This would
In no way cripple or impair the public
*"rvic". Th'.; war being over tho war
taxos should cease ami the "train of
e*trnordlnary expenditures" following
the war should also terminate.
"Wr. fhaii not, however, oppose the
P^aa^ of the bill for It gives some re'!tf
?ut wUl endeavor to properly
tend it."
Alteration of Tariff Laws.
Th'- / 'port continues:
favor an alteration of the prestr'
laws, certainly to the extent
lk'' y have promoted monopoly. It
proven ueyona nu^3ii?n i?y
(l 1 l)"foru tin' Industrial comrnlsF'":
1 i "Inlcd by ConKreHH, that many
tf . iv -rful trusts (hat have an ab?
r',lu; i tiopKiy of their business In this
C0Ur and that exercise th-.-ir power
Hy and Injuriously to the peo1"".
. jy owo their growth to the cusI'ui
t diith'.M Imposed in thv Dlntfley
,ir-f law, which prohibits foreign enm'I
simylnK In many cases all forMISERLY
to Serve five Years for
1!'rft in Order to Hoard up His
^'-Rotten Onlno.
I;' trON*. I ??.'( . 10.?The enso of Mor1
' "ribiirfj, the youth Who has con^"
' h - utule $8,837 from Mr*.
Uncle, which has puzzled the
' fnun thi! llrnt, hi 111 staggcrn the
J"': ' " though the boy has declared
'M 'll1 It Im the Jlrst case In police
fl here where n man "r boy has
';'"i to havliiK stolen money and
s' "'1 r??ady to lake all the punlnh'nrr"t
v. Iil? h could hu given for the oflrn"
without muklng restitution and
osly Injnred by the Difficulty*"
nt by not Giving Thirty Days
Violated the Contract. '
hail Information that the Gulf, Colora- i
do & Santa Fc Intended to reduce j
wages. The Santa Fe would have fol- j 1
iowcil suit a nil we proposed to head l;
them off." i
Mr. Clapp had this to say of the situation:
- f
"West of Emporia. 9!) per cent of the
men are out. Between Emporia and a
Fort Madison, Iowa, from 80 to 83 per r:
cent are out, while between that point a
and Chicago only three men are work- u
Ing. A conductor who came In over the
Santa Fe to-day said that several sta- t
lions oil the line west of Kansas City C
had been cut out. I have reliable Infor- j \
matlnn that the company's freight bus- j t
Inesc at Chicago Is paralyzed. They \
have perishable freight on ihelr hands, \ a
and several of the big packing llrms ; r
have been prodding them up. We have i s
every mison to feel encouraged and { \
we are making an honest fight." [ c
Traffic Wot Altectea. ; r
PUEBLO, Colo., Dec. 10.?TraJJlc on f
the Santa Fe railroad Into and out of r
this city has not been affected oy the
telegraphers strike.
Unolflclal reports received from stations
along the northern division Indicate
that large numbers of the operators
are still working. J
Piremen "Will Not Strike. (
PEORIA, Ills., Dec. lO.-Grand Ma?- r
ter Sargent, of the Brotherhood of Lo- ?
coinotive Firemen, to-day said the lire- c
men on the Santa Fe will not strike out x
of sympathy for the telegraphers, lie 1
represents, will not be drawn into the r
controversy in any manner. . i
' c
clgn competition this bill has made pos- c
siblo home, combination with all of the 1
evils of monopoly. We witness dally A
the gross Injustice of these monopolies,
created and fostered by the government ^
selling goods as they continually do, to
foreign consumers out of the same fac- ^
tory at a lower price than they sell the ?
same goods to home consumers. j
Favor Alteration in Tax System. j
""We urgently insist that the present (
tariff laws should be modified so as to {
prevent this Imposition upon our own ?
citizens. Any alteration of ou? svs- t
tem which continues such injustice can- r
not 1m complete an J satisfactory. Wc i
favor an alteration in our system of ?
taxation which would collect more rev- j
enue from the accumulated wealth of t
the country and correspondingly less c.
from the producing energies and enterprises.
"We also believe that justice and ?
equality require that a person should
be taxed rather on what he has than S
what he needs, hence we favor a sys- r
torn by which a reasonable portion of j
the present taxes should be collected f
from Income or profits rather than al- 1
most the entire burden of taxation f
should be placed upon consumption. I
The report says that a reduction of i
570,000,000 In taxation would permit the r
relief of the tobacco and beer producing f
interests, which have suffered from s
heavy war taxes and would enable the
abolition of many vexatious and annoying
taxes that will bp continued un- !
iler the proposed legislation.
"We contend," concludes the minority,
"the vice of our existing legislation 1
Is that almost all the burdens of the 1
federal government are Imposed upon
consumption rather than upon produc- *
lion." 1
Townc Now a Senator. 1
WASHINGTON, D. C... Dec. 10.?Hon. I
Charles A. Towne, the recently appointed
successor to the late Senator
Davis, of Minnesota, attended to-day's
seBBlon oi me senate unci iouk me oain
of office. No buslrieuti of Importance
whs transacted In open session, the senate
going Into secret session on the
Hay-Pauneefote treaty as soon as routine
business was concluded.
Without resuming business In open
session, the senate, at f?:05 p. m., adjourned.
Pensions for Widows.
WASHINGTON, Dec, 10. ? Senator
Ctillorn to-day Introduced bills to grant (
penr.lons of *50 per month to Hannah 7j,
I'ii liner, widow of General John M. Pal- ]
mer, and Minerva McClernnnd, widow I
of General John I<. McClernnnd..
trying to escape tbo full penalty. The
police have figured It out that If Aaronburg
goes to prison for the maximum
term of live years without returning
the stolen money, )u- will come out
financially as If he had been at work
all the time on a salary of about It,SOD
it year. All evidence Is taUen an Indicating
that Aaronlnux has the money
nafely concealed and Intends to k?? to
prison without rnveallng its hiding
place. He will be sentenced probably
Stuart He]eased Prom Cuntody.
WILKKH1JAURT2, Pa., Dec. lO.-HeV.
1>. K. Stuart, the Haptint minister of
Wyoming, this couuty, wUo wua din
;harged by Judge Woodward last week
n habeas corpus proceedings, following
he dentil of his wife tinder suspicious
lrcumstances, and who wus lmmedlatey
re-arrested on complaint of his wife's
father, was to-day again discharged
rom custody.
B. & 0." OFFICERS.
2. R. Bacon Electcd President?Consolidated
With the Baltimore &
Ohio Southwestern.
CINCINNATI. O., Dec. lO.-The an
lual meeting of the stockholders of the J
laltlmore &. Ohio Southwestern Railway
Company to-day elected the folowlng
Edward U. Bacon, New York; Willam
M. Greene, Cincinnati; William
iolomon, New York; John K. Cowen,
Jnltlmoro; Otto M. Kahn," New Ycrl;
amis McCrea, Pittsburgh; Frank W.
'racey, Springfield, 111.; J, G. Schrnldipp,
Cincinnati; H. Clay Pierce, St.
The directors elected the following: ofIcers:
Edward R. Bacon, president; WNIiam
1. Greene, vice president and general
nanagcr; George P. May, secretary;
Vllllam E. Jones, treasurer and assistant
The lease relating to the operation of
he railroad between the Baltimore &
)hfo and the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern
railroad was approved. Under
his lease Mr. Greene becomes third
ice president of the Baltimore & Ohio
is well as vice president and gercral |
nanager of the Baltimore Ohio
Southwestern. This practically corndotes
the plan of consolidation which
niglnated seven years ago, although
he Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Mil!
etalns it? corporate existence. The
general offices will remain In Cineinmti.
Df West Virginia House of Delegates.
Endorsed by Elkins.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
ELKINS, W. Va.. Dec. 10.?"William
j. Wilson, who made such a phenomelal
race in the Randolph-Tuckcr delegate
district, will doubtless be speaker
f the house of delegates at Its corning
esslon. Jt Is understood that Mr.
.Vllson has the endorsement of Senator
Olkins, and that the senator will Intlnate
to the house when It meets that
t his desire that Mr. Wilson be made
peaker, in consideration of his renarkable
victory in district In which a
tepublcan bad never before been elect d.
and which In 3S9S gave a Democratic
najority of 600.
Mr. Wilson's opponent was J. A. Cunllngham.
present member, who stood
or re-election. His majority in the
llstrlct was 452, or H47 more t.han Mc
Clnley'H majority. In the entire state I
nly seven ennclldates ran ahead of the
leket. Of these Mr. Wilson's majority
\ra? the greatest.
Boy's Fiendish Crime.
5pccl.il Dispatch to the Intelligences.
PARICKRSDURG, W\ Vu., Dec. 10.?
rho elght-yenr-old son of Frank Baum,
l member of the merchant's police
orce of this city, deliberately pouivd a
argo quantity of coal oil upon the
ilothing of his four-year-old sister yeserday,
and set it on lire. The child's
icreams attracted the attention of her
>arents, who were in the next room,
ind they with great difficulty saved her
Ife. Both the girl and hor mother were
severely burned. The children were
)laylng alone in the kitchen and the aclon
of the boy seems to be tin; result
if pure flendishncss.
Interest in Mrs. "Ward's New Hook.
Ipcclal Dispatch to tho IntclHc-cncer.
PARKERSBURG, "\V. Va.. Dec. 30 ?
Special Interest Is felt in this city <n
Ura. Humphrey's new novel, "Eleanor,"
uat placed on the market, owing to the
'act that a Parkersburg lady. Miss
iVInlfrede Rose, is the original of the
'rontlr.plece, which Albert Sterner drew
'or the American edition. 3Iiss Ito??c,
,vho in a prominent young society wonan,
and a talented American, posed
or the picture, while In New Yorl:
tome months ago.
Putting on Hustling Clothes.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
PATIKERSBURG, W. Vn., Dcc. 10.?
The Parkersburg hoard of trade will
10UI the most Important meeting in Its
ilstory next Tliursday evening.
The niattors to be considered are
l new city charter, tho taking of
in entire new enumeration of tho city's
lopulntion and the Incorporating of the
joard, after the plan of the Wheeling
joard of trade.
Ycrkcs to bo Commissioner.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 10.?Indications
:o-nlght point to John \V, Yerkes, of
Kentucky, as tho next commissioner of
ntornal revenue. Joseph IT. Mauley, of
\talne, had another Interview with the
President to-day, and the possibility of
loldlng the place open for hi in till next
\prll, when his term as speaker of tho
louse In the Maine legislature expires,
va,B discussed. It Is believed, however,
hat he will decline the offer definitely
"Doolcy" Gotttng Well.
CHICAGO. Dec. 10.?F. INJter Dunne,
creator of "Philosopher Dooley," who
jas been III with typhoid fever nt St.
dike's hosnltal. in tills cltv. Ih reported
o \h> oh the t oml to recovery, lli:', phyt*clnnH
believe that the crlnln haw been '
> Hpcclnl Dlntmtrli to, tho Intctttecncor.
;;; pakkeiisbueo, w. vn., d<
fort will bo made to sell Blenner
.. man, of Cincinnati, whoao daughl
Manchester, for an American m
T the story goes, overtures for the
' > by European partloa about a year
that the purchase won to he made
in tiomo way connected with olthc
^ wife, and rumor lifiH It that the
connected with tho deal.
<JUt I lb I LfBLLUt *
. ?? t
Took Clerk Tlirco Hours to otcad r
Measure, Which Went Through
Without Debate. c
Policy of the Administration?Hay- ti
Pauncefote Treaty Occupies At- t
tcntion. of the Senate. a
WASHINGTON, D. C., Doc. 10.-7he
first of the great supply bills, the legislative,
executive anil judicial appropriation
bill, was passed by the hmse ^
to?day In record time. The bill cairles
521.436.30S and has 131 pages, but there
was less than ten minutes' debate upon
It. Mr. Blnghnm, (Penn.), who was In
charge of the measure, tendered Ills 8
thanks to the house for the confidence
shown in the appropriations committee. 0
It required about three hours for the 11
clerk to read the bill. No other bUKiness
was transacted. a
Both parties in the recent campaign, ^
Mr. Bingham said, pledged themselves ^
to economy and retrenchment. The c
pending bill?the first of the big money w
bills?was a step in that direction. Mr.
lloblnson (Ind.), expressed the opinion M
that If retrenchment was desired a provision
should be Inserted in the hi'.' to n
cut off the thirty days sick leave in ai- v
dltlon to the thirty days' leave now al- c
lowed to clerics Irt the executive deoartments.
The Law Lenient. a
. f?
Mr. Blnghnm explained tnat sucn leginlatlon
did not come within the n
purview of the pending bill. The law
left the question of leave within tlie 1
discretion of the various heads of departments.
Mr. Robinson protested that clerk* In
the government service outside of ^
"Washington did not receive the same w
leave privileges received by those here
and he thought the unjust dlscrimlna- a
tion against the former should ceabe 2
An amendment providing for twelve a
additional temporary clerks to dis- G
pose of the accumulated business In the h
office of the controller of the treasury J
was adopted.
At the conclusion of the reading of *
the bill which consisted of 13L pages, d
Mr. Bingham thanked the house for the h
confidence shown In the appropriations 11
committee in allowing the bill to go '
through unchallenged and (lie'bill was
then passed. G
At 3:15 p. m., the house adjourned f!
Held by Senate ? Hay-Pauncefoto h
Treaty Under Discussion?Secre- d
tary Will Not Resign. 1
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 10.?The n
senate spent almost five hours to-day in ^
executive session, considering the H ?yPauncefote
treaty. There were live or 0
six speeches made, some of them by
senators who had not spoken hitherto |
upon the treaty, and others by senators
who had previously expressed them- ^
selves. Among the latter was Senator
Morgan, who returned to his former 0
speech; elaborating somewhat his post- ^
tion ns to the effect of the ClayoiBulwer
treaty. He took Issue with Senator
Teller as to the purport of the first
clause of that treaty, claiming tha: it n
nnnlitul onlv to Great Britain's riirht to a
fortify the Nicaragua canal Itself. Sonn*-:*
Teller replied at potne length, asserting
that the provision was of ir.oso
general Import as, he said, any one
could ascertain for himself by reallng ?
President Uuchanan's views upon the
subject when he was minister to England.
The declaration then n.ade s lowed
plainly, he said, that England had
attempted to extend her rights be von 1
the Immediate vicinity of tli#- canal. ^
We Should Build the Canal. (
Mr. Teller then proceeded to again v
elaborate his views upon the general 0
subject, repeating his declaration that ^
the United States should construct the c
canal if at all. regardless of the JOngllsh
position and without going through r
the formality of ratifying the pending t
treaty. 5
During the day speeches were made
by Senators Money, Stewart, Fryc and ;I
others. Senator Stewart announced ?
that ho was for the trent> without ?
amendment, and Senator Money that he K
was against the treaty In any form. Tie v
wanted the canal built as much as any v
senator could, he said, but he consld- H
cred the pending treaty little less than ji
an insult to the intelligence of the n
American people, jic nan no a-uoc
t)mt If proper diplomatic efforts should
1n> mnile It would he possible to socure
the complete abrogation of the Claytonllulwer
trenty and that was what lie
my Will Not Resign.
Tho possibility of Secretary llay'ascsIpnlnK"
In case the foreign relations
committee amendment to the treaty
ec. 10.?It is reported that nil eflinsfiett
Island to Eugone Zixnmcr- ?,y
Lor recently marriod the Duko of
immor homo for tho couple. An
purchase of the island wcro made
ngo, nnd it was statod at the timo ?
i by persons in high life, who woro
r Hiram Blonnerhacactt, or his
Mnnclioatcru woro in some way r
hould prevail, having"! been allude] to,
ienator Frye said he was In a position
o make ofliclal denial of that report,
'he secretary had no such intention,
ilr. Frye announced hlmseK as'fn\orble
to the Hay-Fauncefotc treaty. He
aid that deny the effcct of the ClaytonJulwer
treaty as much as iv* may," ft
till Is on the international records )?
his country and Is Riven more or less
ecognltlon by every ndminfstrrrtlftn
tint hus to deal with the question of the
onstructloiv of an Isthmian canal.
Senator Chandler asked Ssnutor Frye
a make Secretary Hay's poj-ltlon with
eferencn to resigning, public, but the
ialne senator declined, saying that lie
-as only authorized to make the stnteicnt
to the senate. Mr. Chandler :eorted
that to do that was equivalent
o giving It to the public and the bhute
then Inps?d into a discussion of the
ays In which their executive sccrets
et Into the newspapers.
:ho Defendant, J. It. Hissom, Wa3 on
the Stand During the Afternoon.
Other Members of the Family Testify
Against the Brother.
The fontiifrt nf f ho .lntn-im
ult trial yesterday In the circuit court,
udge Ilorvey on the bench, was the
vldence given by James R. HIssom,
ic defendant, and father of the plalniff.
He was on during the afternoon
nd went Into an elaborate Account of
lie troubles that led up to the arrest of
Is son on the lunacy charge. The
ross examination had not boon finished
hen court adjourned for the day.
First on the stand Monday morning
as Wittcn HIssom, brother of -the
lalntiff. On cross examination he deled
that he had said that the doctor
'as Insane at the time of the lunacy
Miss Lucy HIssom said the doctor had
hown her his machine,.saying it was
bicycle motor and would make Ills
irtune. On cross examination she deled
that she had said she would not go
j the lunacy hearing and lie to please
er father.
William Hubbard, son-in-law of J. It.
lissom, denied that lie had advised the
octor to have his father arrested. The
octor had said In his presence that he
ould kill his father.
At the afternoon session, the defendnt,
J. It. HIssom, was on the stand,
'he witness told of the events occurring
fter the return of the doctor from
rermany. The young man's mother
ad been Informed that the doctor had
icaiucu ?cjjcmvruij' ihul J.HI Mllf Ut'S*
ned to kill his father (the witness),
ho mother had remonstrated and the
octor said that, while he regretted it,
e was forced to commit this act. Telllg
of the doctor's "Invention" that was
3 mnke his fortune, tlie witness said
fie doctor had wrltton-'abcvnt; jhis^vam
lermany, but he (the witness) had no
ilth in the Invention. After the return
rom Germany the doctor had said
othlng to the witness, but had talked
bout it to the other members of the
lmlly. The witness said the doctor
ad no practice after the all night Indent
at the ofllce already told of In this
rial. In fact the furniture and instruments
were moved from the otllce, and
o effort to continue practice was made.
\*heu the doctor's Insanity tlrst appcard
and he had been arrested,the witness
uggested that he go to a private sanlarlutn.
He alto suggested the selecion
of three physicians by the doctor to
jcatnlnc the doctor as to his sanity,
'his at first appealed to the doctor favrably,
but Attorney Smith appeared at
his Juncture and the doctor decided to
ght the case.
Asked as to the matter of Edith miner's
testimony at the hearing, the. witess
denied he had asked her to testify
t the hearing ngalnst the plaintiff in
his case. The several conversation?
long this line alleged by Miss Masor
rere denied by the witness.
The cross examination by Mr. SchucU
. as long and severe. The question,
are you an oil magnate now7" u*as
uled out, and a rebuke to the attorney?
dmlnlstered by Judge Ilervey. The
witness did not remember that the
filce of the doctor was closed by prcrrangement
for the doctor to go to
lermany. He saw many girls ontet
ho doctor's office on the Island. The
fitness had been ordered out of the
tllce when a certain young u nman was
here with the doctor. He never se
ured an ontrance to the oflicB by use of
. Key kept at the Ilissom home that he
emem bored. ilo did not remember
hat the doctor asked for a. loan of
2.000 for the Sandrocks.
Witness said It was not the intention
t the llrst for Mrs. Hissom to sweat
tit the insanity warrant in her own
inme. lit? thought Mr. Ewlng would
ct tiie warrant, and did not have any
. oil defined idea Just how the warrant
.as sworn out. The arrest was the r?ult
of five months of queer actions. He
Irst became alarmed over the condition
f his son when he saw him alight from
he train on the return from Germany
le coulii not fix the oxnct time when
c first believed Ills ann Insnne. He
ould pick out (lays when th's belief
nine out strongly, but thou again the
my would brighten up and the witness
vould hope his foa,rs were unfounded
le spoke of two abusive letters received
rum Sam while In Germany, but he
ould not produce them, and believed
hey had been put away In a tin bo>
I'hleh had been stolen from the Hisam
home on the Island. These letter*
vi'i e received in July of ISflS, and jshowd
Sam- labored upder a stmngn.delu*
When Sam arrived home from Germany
there was a strange look In the
yes, said the witness.
"Did he luok as he looks now?"
"No, he looks greatly Improved now,
Micro was a wild look In Ills eyes then
ic looked as though ho didn't know
there he was; he wandered. 1 felt
hooked when 1 saw him then, and
bought of the Illness he had sufferpc
rom in Germany, and feared lils mint
vas affected,"
Interesting: and Important Lega
| Riglits of the President in
fnIICAll hv Pruiile n
WASHINGTON. D. C.. Dcc. LO.- Thi
Neely extradition case was argued today
in the supreme court AH th?
Judges were present. Tlio argunien* do
veloped Interesting and important ques
tion? of law with reference to the rlgh
of the United States to exl dite lutfJ
tive criminals in the absence of nr. ex
tradition treaty and especlal'y with ref
erencu to the right of the Prcfllden
since the ratification of the treaty o
Paris to maintain a military form o
government in the island of Cuba. Th<
Jattor fcnlure of the argument ma-!*- J
the first of the arguments whicli brlnj
up for final decision by the supromi
court the constitutional relations be
twecn this country and the tcrrlti-ilu
acquisitions which'it has gaSncd as c
result of the Spanish-American v???
The NceJy case referred exclusively t(
the character of these relations so fai
as the island of Cuba was concerned
and thus presented an indepenicn
question from that which will be ar&uec
on December 17, when the character o
these relations with Porto Rico and th<
Philippines will be under consideration
Lindsay Opened Argument.
John D. Lindsay, of the New York bar
opened the argument for Neely. Hclaimed
that there existed In Cuba piioi
to our intervention a Cuban republic
This republic, he argued, the Unitet
States recognized on Anrll 20. 1808
when it passed a Joint resolution slgpci
by tlie President, which declared "Tha
the people of the Island of Cuba am
and of right ought to be, free and in
dependent." He claimed that the United
States did not ihake war agalns
the Cuban republic thus rccogni/.od
but was its ally, and that, therefore, the
success of the American army did no
mean that Cuba was conquered, bu
LONDON, Dec. 10.?D. Lloyd Goorgt
.Radical member for Carnarvon district
brought together a series of accusation!
against Mr. .Chamberlain that had beei
liguring In the newspapers and movet
that no member of the go yarn men
ought to have a direct or indirect in
terest in concerns contemplating fn
government contracts. lie pointed nu
that the secretary of state for the oolo
nies held 5,COO shares :md other mem
; hers of his family 67,000 shares in th>
Birmingham trust, -which in turn was :
share owner in the Tubes Limited, malt
1 ing 30.000,000 pounds sterling a year ou
of government contracts. He assertc*
that Mr. Chamberlain and his relation
held shares worth from .{.'230,000 ti
1 -1:250,000 in Elliott's metal company con
tractors to the admiralty, and share
' valued at ?250,000 in Kynoch's dyna
mite company, contractors to ilir* wa
ofllces. After enumerating: other com
panics In which the Chamberlain fam
' IIy, he asserted, had Interests, Mi
George declared that he was not at
tacking tin? private character of th
minister, but had raised the matter "he
cause "tills case might he used as a pre
: cedent later to corruption."
Matter of Personal lienor.
After various speches far nnd again.*!
the resolution, Mr. Chamberlain replied
( "It is my personal honor that is in
, volved in this question." he said, "and
, think it hard, after twenty-live years o
life in the full light of parliament t
. have to stand up and explain thai I an
not a scandalous thief. These attack
Attempted at Bellnire Last Evening
Two Men Enter Lichstig's Store bu
Are Frightened Away.
Another attempted holdup was report
ed to the police at IJollnire last night
I Levi Llchstlg, proprietor of the Ne\
Vork Cheap Store, on Belmont stroei
says that two men, whom he describe
as being tall and poorly clad, enters
his place at 7 o'clock Inst owning, air
pointing a pistol at hlni, threatened t
, shunt him If he made any outcry.
While one of the men kept the revol
ver pointed at Mr. Llchstlg, the othe
fellow picked up a bundle of trousers
i but l'or some reason lie dropped the bun
i die and the pair started to run up th
; railroad. Mr. Mclwtljf does not glv
any vory definite description of th
> men. other than that they were tn
i and thin. The police have no clue, the]
opinion being: that the men were a pal
' of hoboes.
Important Oil Suit Settled.
Special Phpateh to the Intelligencer.
'vlOHOANTOWN^ \V. Va.. Dec. 10?.
telegram received hero to-day by atlor
1 ncya interested announces a decision b
the supreme court of appeals In the lui
rvrtnnt oil suit of Charles A. Weave
and a score of co tenants against .lo
ronie H. Aiken and others, in whic
' property to the value of $60.noo is in
The court atllrnis the decision o
. Judge llagans In this court and decide
the point of law that one partner r
Joint owner In an oil lense cannot tak
a subsequent contract t?> himself an
I hold It adversely against his co-tenant
I and partners, but that such subsequeii
I contract Inures to the benefit of th
co-tenants and partners.
I Questions Developing as to the
Cuba and in the Philippines?
n the Tropica! Islands.
Mine DV CllDDCUC rninvr
maifiy ui durnjuitiu WJUIvi.
- that the Spanish troops were driven out
. of tho tcrritpry of a friendly ally.
, contended, therefore, that when tho
treaty of Paris was ratified the war
ceased and as no war had been declar
cd against the Cuban republic, all furt
ther Justification under tho war-raak
Ing power lo occupy Cuba ceased, and
- the President should, immediately upon
- the ratification of the treaty, or within
t a reasonable time thereafter, have
f withdrawn the nrmy.
f Attacks President's Policy.
- Ho claimed, therefore, that the instl1
tution and maintenance by the President
' of a military government In Cuba was,
- and is, without authority under inter"
j national law, and in flagrant contra1
; ventlon of the constitution or tho Unl1
j ted States. Ho further urged that nuoh
j military government was unconstl:j1
tlonal, as it was essentially a prosocur
tlon of war against tho Cuban republic,
| and as Congress alone had the author'
i Ity to dtclare war against the Cuban re1
\ public, the control of Cuba by the Presc
j ident as commander-in-chief was a
1 virtual prosccutlon of war without tho
authority of Congress. Ho denied that
such government could be justified un,
der the war power, as the war pr.wer
i has no existence except In time of war
p when tho war Is authorized by Congress
. and that the President could not use
3 the national forces for the purpose of
, governing Cuba. Ho relied especially
1 upon the case of Ex Parte Mllllgan. Ho
t argued finally that, In any event, as
. the trial In the Cuban courts la without
- a grand Jury and potit Jury, Neely
- could not be tried before them without
I violation of the sixth, seventh and
jirnpnrlmpnts tr? tht* rntistltnfInn.
i Assistant Attorney General Jamea M.
t Beck will reply to-morrow on behalf of
t the government.
>, are monstrous and absurd. I toofc no
notice of the charges during the elec3
Hon. although there had been a conspiracy
of insinuation. I had been charged
1 with fattening on the profits of a war I
had invoked.
"Of all tho companies mentioned, I
hold shares In two. My reiatlor.9 Intend
to take legal proceedings and the
public will see how these abominable
chaTgcs will be dealt with by courts.
My relations are all business men and
have had to make their own fortunes.
No Distinguished Ancestry.
"I come of a family which boasts
nothing of distinguished birth or inherited
wealth, but has an unbroken
record for nearly two centuries of unstained
commercial Integrity. Never
during the whole course of my political
career have I been asked to use mr influence
to secure pecuniary gain for
myself or my relations."
After having mado further explanations
of a similar kind, Mr. Chamberlain
exclaimed, amid ministerial cheers:
"Is it not hard to have to deal with
such rubbish as this. When all Is
reckoned up, perhaps my Indirect interest
in government contracts Is a ttw
pounds or even shillings. And yot tho
house of commons Is called upon to pass
I a solemn resolution which will no*
: I strike me, but will bo a seii-denylns
- ordinance for many members who do
I not anticipate that result."
C In an eloquent peroration the colonial
i) secretary declared that the attacks had
n not Injured him, but had given pain to
s a number of private individuals.
" Who Served Tim? at Motmdorifla
! Arrested in Now York?Pardonad
by Governor Atkinson.
NEW YORK. Dec. 10.?Henry Mason,
allns George Christian, a colored man,
about fifty years old. Is under arrest Jn
this city. Detective Captain McCluskry
says Mason was wanted for a murder in
Pittsburgh, Pa., September 22, last. Poter
Hoben and some other white men,
while on their way home saw some colored
men at Short nllcy and Forbes
street, Pittsburgh. They made som?
remark about the colored men and Ma
hUll, 11 13 utivfei-M, Hu,lcu " uitu
II fired, killinf? Hoben. Mason then fled,
r When arrested Mason denied he waa
r tho man wanted. Detective Whltchouifr,
of Pittsburgh, reached here to-day with
one of the men In the crowd wit ft Hoben,
and this man Identified Mason as
^ the man who had shot lloben.
MuBon. It is declared, was sentenced
. to the Moumlsvllle, W, Va., prison for
arson and murder ami was pardoned
out by Governor Atkinson after ho had
served ten years,
li * ? "*
"Weather Forecast for To-Day.
For West Virginia an?l Western Penn*
if jtylvanla: Generally fair Tuesday ani
rt Wednesday; variable wind*.
r For Ohio: Generally lair Tuesday and
(i Wednesday; fresh west to couth winds.
^ Local Toraperature.
The temperature yestonlay, a? observ?fl
by C. Sc hnepf, druggist, corner Fourteenth
it and Market streets. Is as follows:
i) 7 a. m I?,I 3 p. g
9 a. m 25] 7 p.
3*ni JljWeftther, fair.

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