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make direct requests to the command
ers of the warships, so that the vessels
could start on receipt of word from him
without the delays Incident to having
his request pass through the official rou
tine at Washington. To a great extent
the intelligent judgment of General Lee
Is relied upon to determine If any emer
gency requires the presence of American
vessels. This, however, applies solely to
the question of tumult of a critical na
ture and has no connection with the gen
eral question of intervention for the pur
pose of bringing the war to a close. Such
a step is not under immediate consider
ation, for, as already stated, it is predi
cated on the faWure of the plan of au
tonomy, which result, it is said, the ad
ministration does not regard as estab
lished by the evidence at hand up to the
present time.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.—The Span
ish minister, Senor Dupuy de Lome,
called at the state department today, it
being diplomatic day, and spent three
quarters of an hour in conversation with
Judge day. the assistant secretary.
There was no late news from Havana,
•which is taken as a sign that all is
quiet there, but it is believed that the
minister is seriously disquieted by cer
tain events the last few days in this
First, there was the speech yesterday
in the house of representatives by Mr.
Hitt, chairman of the committee on for
eign affairs, which, while from the Span
ish view serving the useful purpose of
consolidating the majority In support
of the president's policy as to Cuba, yet
embodied certain statements in general
; terms that are likely to be misinter
preted in Spain.
Then, a few United States naval ves
sels are believed to be subject to the
same misinterpretation by the Spanish.
The gunboat Helena was on her way to
the Asiatic station, with permission to
make a slow voyage and stop frequent
ly on the way. When she arrived at
Funchal, Madeira, she was authorized
by cable to stop at Lisbon. Portugal,
somewhat off her route, for a purpose
can can only be conjectured (inasmuch
as the naval officers refuse to discuss
the movements of the vessel at all), as
an indication of the department's in
tention to have the ship within easy
cable communication, also, perhaps, of
easy access to Minister Woodford, The
government had been preparing to send
the gunboat Nashville to Europe to re
lieve the Raleigh and take out a draft of
men to the San Francisco, but this plan
has been suspended for a time, and the
gunboat Is now under orders to go to
Port Royal, S. C. to Join the monitor
Aniphitrite there, at target practice.
Two vessels of the South Atlantic squad
ron, the Cincinnati and the Castine, are
coming northward from the lower to the
upper portion of the station. The former
Is going in dock, probably at Rio, while
the Castine conies to Isia Grande, near
the same port.
Tbere are no changes yet in contem
plation for the Asiatic and Pacific sta
tions, and. while the movements above
noted doubtless are to be explained as a
part of the .regular routine orders, it is
believed they have attracted the notice
and disapproval of the Spanish author
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—The Herald's
Washington corresopndent telegraphs:
In anticipation of an emergency in
Cuba Secretary Long has taken meas
ures to support any stand the Chief Mag
istrate may take. Orders to the gun
boat Nashville, assigning her to duty on
the European station have been revoked;
the gunboat Helena, which left New-
York some weeks ago for the Asiatic
station via the Mediterranean and Suez
Canal, has been caught by cable at
Funchal and directed to attach herself
to the European station: the cruiser
Cincinnati, now at Buenos Ayres, and
the gunboat Castine at Montevideo have
been instructed to proceed to the north
ern part of Brazil. Commodore Dewey,
commanding the Asiatic squadron, has
also been communicated with. Rear
Admiral Miller, who commands the Pa
cific station and who Is now at Hono
lulu, has been advised of the situation.
The battleship Maine has been Instruct
ed to join the fleet and proceed with it
to Tortugas. The Detroit or Montgom
ery will be retained at Key West on the
filibustering patrol, and it Is understood
torpedo boats will also remain there pos
sibly to assist in promptly forwarding
dispatches from Consul General Lee.
HAVANA, Via Key West, Jan. 20.—
Since Saturday the rioters have been
quiet with the exception of a dynamite
bomb exploded in the Plaza de Colon,
which did no harm. The rumors that
the volunteers would revolt against the
government have had no foundation.
Nevertheless on Saturday and Sunday
several generals arrived here from Mat
anzas province and the outlying por
tions of Havana province with addi
tional reinforcements. About 15,000 men
are now located within the city limits
and in the outskirts. Now that the dis
turbances have quieted down, the
greater part of the troops have re
turned to their respective stations.
Anion:; tin' government's supporters
the rlol are explained as "spontaneous
and wholly without previous arrange
ment." They are ascribed to the vio
lent attacks upon not only army offi
cers but also upon prominent loyal ]
Spaniards like the Marquis of Pinar del
Rio and Madame Eva Canel, the well
known newspaper woman. The riot
ers on Hie other band blame the author
ities for tolerating newspaper attacks
prohibited by law. Though without
Vivine i
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Take no substitute
H. J. Woollaeott
Telephone 124-126 N. Spring St.
.YiiVin 44 Los Angeles
- social standing, the rioters insist upon
s their patriotism.
1 Upon the body of Captain Puga, mil-
It Itary commander at Rincon, this prov
ince, was found a letter signed by Puga.
t offering to insurgent leader Hernandez
? $2000 and free passage to the United
- States if he would surrender with fifty
i armed followers.
> Another letter answering the above
- was addressed to him, saying that if he
- continued his attempts to corrupt the In
- surgents he would be court-martialed
l and shot if captured. As Puga could not
- Induce leader Hernandez to surrender,
■ he began negotiations with leader Juan
- Del Gado through the latter's father.
- Leader Hernandez, having learned of
• this, captured and shot Puga without al
! lowing him to communicate with Del
Gado. When this, was known a Spanish
force left Rincon and recovered the
body with the letters upon It.
Last night the reflection of large tires
' In cane fields in the direction of Guana
bacoa was clearly noticeable here. Sen
or Garcia, Governor of the province of
1 Santa Clara, has gone to Rcmedios to
await, it is said, the surrender of an in
' surgent leader whose name is not yet
The members of the Cabinet will issue
a manifesto explaining "the salient
! points of the scheme of autonomy and its
advantages over independence." togeth
er with an appeal to the insurgents to
After dynamiting the passenger train
near Dargame, Pinar del Rio, and de
stroying the engine, as already cabled,
the insurgents attacked the train, kill
ing one passenger, a negro, wounding
' Aye of the train escort and wounding or
otherwise Injuring twenty-live passen
The report that twenty insurgents
from MatanZaS have entered this prov
ince near Cienga due Guanamon. is con
firmed, as well as the report that the
insurgent Rrigadier.Betancourt.with 300
men from Matanzas, has passed near
San Nicolas. The insurgents under
Leader Augustin Cervantes entered Sar.
Antonio de los Banos at night and plun
dered a store in the outskirts of the
town. Two hundred insurgents entered
Coliseo, this province, and plundered
several stores. The insurgents, in full
view of the town of Cabans, province of
Pinar del Rio, carried off a number of
oxen and boldly challenged the garrison
to come out and fight.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana says:
Although the rioting was practically
over Friday night, troops continued to
pour into the city up to Sunday. General
Bernal arrived from Pinar del Rio on
that morning with a force estimated at
2000 men. and bivouacked in the railroad
yards in the Prado, where most of the
force still remains.
About the same time a column of
1000 cavalry rode in and found quarters
in the Cuartel de la Fuerza.
All public buildings along the harbor
front, from the Plaza de Arms to the
Punta, are crammed with troops.
Cavalry and infantry were held in
reserve in streets adjacent to Cenyral
Park. It is estimated that fully 12,000
troops were in the city in addition to
the regular garrison. There was much
speculation as to the cause of such ex
traordinary precautions, in view of the
fact that the city was apparently tran
quil. The usual parade of the volun
teers of the palace guard on the Prado
was permitted, but a cordon of regulars
massed the crowd at a distance, permit
ting no one to approach the volunteers.
After the volunteers marched to the pal
ace all restraints were removed, but the
cavalry remained on duty In front of the
Hotel Ingleterra until the next morn
ing. During the night one or two small
disturbances occurred and a few shots
were fired, but no one was hurt.
A few battalions of troops returned
to their stations in the field Monday
morning, evidently on the strength of
rumors that the insurgents were about
to take advantage of their absence to
assume the offensive, although a large
number of troops still remains.
An explanation offered for the concen
tration of troops far in excess of the ap
parent gravity of the situation is that
General Blanco has determined to
mobilize one-quarter of the volunteer
force and send it into the field on active
duty. If he ever had such an idea he
has apparently abandoned it.
A much more probable solution is of
fered in the .Madrid telegram in the
papers received here this morning, stat
ing that the riots were the result of a
Conservative plot in Spain to overthrow
the Ministry and General Blanco, and
to force the return of General Weyler..
The Spanish authorities announce that
five armed insurgent regiments, 35 un
armed Insurgents and 117 women and
children at Sancti Bplrltus, province of
Santa Clara, have accepted autonomy.
KEY WEST, Fla., Jan. 20.—The tor
pedo boats Cushlng and Ericcson have
left for Tampa. The Dupont leaves to
night. The Porter will runain here as
a dispatch boat. The Maine. Montgom
ery and Detroit will leave port tomor
row to join the squadron for Tortugas
as it passes this port.
MADRID. Jan. 20.—The address to
the Queen Regent, signed by Senor Ro
mero Konledo and others, is a mild-toned
document, disclaiming responsibility for
! the "Infraction of the constitution by
the' government's unprecedented action
in changing the government of thi' An
tilles without the co-operation of the
HAVANA. Jan. 20.—The Spanish au
thorities report that the insurgent gen
eral, Juan Masso Parra, with the forci c
under his command; Lieut. Col. Augus
tine Ferra and Jose Carmen Hernandez,
j Majors Feliciano Quesedu. Saturine Leon
i and Victorian Gomez, with six other ofli-
I cere and 110 privates, w ell armed and
; well supplied with ammunition, have
| surrendered at Fometo to the Spanish
general, Aguirre, and Senor Marcos Gur
: cia, governor of Santa Clara province.
During the last ten days the insurgents
are said to have lost 110 killed and 3-1
taken prisoners, with 342 Remington
lilies. In addition to those who sur
rendered with Gen. Juan Masso Parra,
according to tin- Spanish authorities, 55
well-armed men have surrendered,
among them two lieutenant colonels and
I three other officers.
| The Spanish tr."'iis. on the other hand,
I are Bald to have lost 12 killed and 93
| wounded.
| WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.—The Span
i ish minister received a cablegram from
j Gen. Blanco confirming Hie preceding
, dispatch and giving the details as there
i 111 stated.
■ Gen. Blanco says the form of presenta
, tlon was of such a dignified character
I that it w ill serve as a model for others
|to follow. The cablegram continues:
i "The rank of Juan Masso, his close
family connection with Bartolomo Mas
so, president of the so-called Cuban re
publl, and the formal and military char
acter of the capitulation, give unusual
Importance to the act."
Arizona Corporations
PHOENIX. Jan. 20.—Articles of incor
poration of the California Copper com
pany were filed under the laws of Arizona
today. The corporation is capitalized at
J1.000.000. The Incorporators, all of Los
Angeles, are: J. P. Shumay. Leonard Mer
rill. J. G. Williams. Robert Hale, Ida W.
Phillips, J. Ross Clark.
Also tiled were the corporation papers of
the Randsburg-Santa Fc Reduction com
pany, with a capital stock of $100,000, and
BarStOW M principal place of business. The
incorporators, mainly of Los Angeles, are:
J. M. Beckley. F.. Voultcn. W. P. Wood
ward. W. It. Jones. Albert Smith. J. F.
Hall and Walter Ross.
The Democrats and Bolting Republic
ans Are Splicing a Pole to Knock
the Persimmon

ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Jan. 20—The gen
eral assembly of Maryland, in joint ses
sion, today took three ballots for a
United States senator. The last ballot
resulted as follows: McComas, 40: Shaw.
18; Gorman. 47; Findlay. 2; Milliken, 2;
Parran, 3- Shrock, 2; total 114.
The effect of today's work is to leave
the solution of the senatorial problem
as much in doubt and the end of the
struggle apparently as far off as it was
before the balloting began.
While It is true that both the leading
candidates made gains today, it is equal
ly true that both are far from the goal,
and that both have shown nearly, If not
quite, the full extent of their present fol
lowing. But one thing is clear, and that
is the fact that perfect sympathy exists
between the Democrats and the bolting
Republicans in the Baltimore city dele
gation. This was clearly shown when,
after the second ballot, an attempt was
made to adjourn the joint convention un
til tomorrow. The Democrats and bolt
ers voted solidly against the motion and
defeated it. Another fact as that the
"eleven" are seemingly stronger Hina
ever and arc fully under the control of
their leader.
There is now no doubt whatever that
I the Democratic contingency stands
ready to cast its ballot for a Republican.
Who that Republican will be is as yet
unsettled, but the belief that it will be
William T. Maister. mayor of Baltimore,
or Major Alexander Shaw is growing,
and the McComas men no longer at
tempt to disguise- the fact that they
dread such an outcome. As to when the
coalition will take place is uncertain.
The Democrats have two points to gain
by protracting the struggle, for the long
er this fight is on, the more it disrupts
the Republican party, and they have
not entirely abandoned the hope of pro
tracting it through the session, thereby
making it possible that Mr. Gorman's
successor will have to be chosen by the
legislature which meets in January, 1900.
There are rumors tonight that the
Democrats have agreed to vote for
Maister, providing he will guarantee
the necessary fifteen Republican votes
to elect.
The Civil Service
WASHINGTON. Jan. 20—Assistant
Secretary Var.derlip has decided to re
quire local inspectors of hulls and their
assistants and local inspectors of boil
ers and their assistants to pass a civil
service examination to test their fitness
to hold the positions they now occupy.
This, however, does not apply to those
who were admitted to the service
through competitive examinations un
der the civil, service commission or
through special technical examinations
under section 4415 of the revised stat
utes. The number of inspectors who
come within this order is 08.
Sues for Alimony
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 20.—Mrs.
Nora Helen Gertrude O'Neill Murphy of
London, Eng., through her attorney.
Elliott McAllister, is endeavoring to
collect $1b,617 ffom her former husband.
Bertram Samuel Joseph Flnniston"
O'Neill Murphy, formerly of San Fran
cisco, on account of alimony which she
alleges is due and unpaid. To enforce
this claim she has placed an attach
ment on the interest which she says Mr.
Murphy owns in the Murphy block and
Improvements at the corner of Market
and Jones streets in this city;
Police in Plenty
PHOENIX, Jan 20.—Poenix has a dou
ble police force tonight. Under the pro
visions of an ordinance of the city council
hit' ly passed. Mayor Adams today dis
missed the remaining members of the old
Democratic police force and in their places
appointed Republicans. The policemen
dismissed reported for duty this evening
and are being sustained by the city
marshal. The muddle will be taken to the
A Famous Fiddler
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20.—Signor Anton
Cassilletti, a native of Italy, died in this
city today after a long illness, aged liv
tears. In his younger days he had a
European reputation as a violinist, and
was attached to some of the great con
tinental conservatories. He was also
;i noted linguist, speaking ten languages
Fire at Ventura
VENTURA, Jan. 20.—This morning at
2 o'clock the Ventura Land and Power
Company's incandescent light and loe
plants burned down, a total loss, and left
the commercial portion of the city with
out lighting facilities. The Insurance
was $15,000, fully covering the value of
both plants.
Prize Billiards
CHICAGO, Jan. 20.—Jacob Shaefer de
feated George Sutton tonight in the eight
een-lnch balk line tournament by a score
of 400 to 1113. George Sutton had an easy
thing of the garni- this afternoon. He was
not in his best form, but he' was able to
run his 2fifl points while Spinks made IIS.
Third money is still to be fought for, its the
shortstops huve each won and lost a game.
Hall Will Remain
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—The Rev. Dr. John
Mall of the Fit'ih-avenuc Presbyterian
church, upon whnae resignation the con
gregation of tliii church last night re
fused to act, says toduy: "Whatever the
congregation di.s res that I shall do, f will
cheerfully acquiesce." From what Dr. Hall
said it was inferred that be would remain
v.iUi his church.
(Continued from Page One.)
slon on the pending resolution, and if any
senator on the other side of the chamber
desired to speak upon the question he
would yield to him.
There was no response to this invita
tion on the Republican side, and Mr.
Vest was proceeding with his remarks
when Mr. Piatt of Connecticut asked If
it was Mr. Vest's intention to press the
resolution and secure an immediate vote.
"That is," interrupted Mr. Aldrlch,
"Is it the purpose of the senator to secure
a vote upon the resolution today?"
"I expect," replied Mr. Vest, to secure
a final vote on the resolution as soon as,
under the rules of the senate, a final vote
can be reached."
The Missouri senator was proceeding
with his remarks when the vice presi
dent, the hour of 2 having arrived, laid
before the senate the unfinished busi
ness, the census bill.
Mr. Vest moved to lay aside the un
finished business and to proceed with
the discussion, the effect being to make
the resolution the unfinished business.
Mr. Vest then yielded to a suggestion
of Mr. Aldrlch that further considera
tion of the resolution be postponed until
tomorrow, in order that those opposed
to it might have opportunity to prepare
for the debate.
At 2:10 the senate went into executive
session, and at 5:55 adjourned.
Senator Morgsn concluded his four
days' speech to the senate today on the
Hawaiian treaty. He spoke for almost
four hours, and when he finished there
were not more than luxlf a dozen sen
ators present. He discussed, among
other questions, the character of the
present government. He contended that
the disposition of the whites was to
treat the natives liberally, and said, In
reply to a question from Senator Hoar,
that there was one native in President
Dole's cabinet and five natives were In
the senate, while a majority of the mem
bers of the house were natives. The
senator read liberally from public docu
ments on Hawaii, including a history of
the various constitutions of the Island.
There was a call for a quorum during
the day. but the senator remonstrated,
saying that he preferred a small audi
ence to the interruption caused by the
Senator Teller took the floor and will
speak when the treaty Is next taken up
The senate will next consider the nom
ination of Attorney General McKenna
to be associate justice of the supreme
Personal Questions Prove More Ex
citing Than Cuba
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20—Speaker
Reed, from the rostrum of the house,
and Bailey, leader of the Democrats,
from his place on the floor, glared at
each other at the close of the Cuban
debate today and joined an issue of ve
racity. This sensational episode com
pletely overshadowed the interest in
the Cuban debate which has continued
uninterruptedly in the house for three
days during the consideration of the dip
lomatic and consular appropriation bill.
Yesterday notice was given by Wil
liams of Mississippi, Democrat, that at
the conclusion of the debate today a mo
tion would be made to recommit the bill
with instructions. Today when the mo
tion was made by Bailey it was ruled
out of order by the speaker. Bailey
thereupon startled the house by affirm
ing that he had a private understanding
with the speaker by which a vote should
be taken directly on the motion to re
commit. This the emphatically
denied, and these two leaders of the re
spective parties in, the house,.with white
faces and voices shaken by emotion, set
their statements against each other,
while the galleries looked on in breath
less amazement and the members were
in an uproar. Smith of Michigan, who
said he was present,' corroborated the
speaker's side of the controversy. The
result of the speaker's position was that
an appeal was taken from his decision,
and by a strict party vote it was laid on
the table 168 to 114, the Democrats and
Populists, as on the previous days, vot
ing against the solid Republican
strength. The debate was not as inter
esting as on the two preceding days, vot
ing against the solid Republican
strength. The features were a charac
teristic speech by Champ Clark of Mis
souri, a strong appeal for conservatism
from Mr. Johnson of Indiana, a repre
sentation of his observations In Cuba
during his recent trip to the island from
Kins of Utah, and an hour's speech by
Dingley of Maine, in explanation of the
causes of the reduction of the wages in
the New England cotton industry.
Before the Cuban debate was resumed
in the house today, Lacey of lowa, Re
publican, chairman of the committee on
public lands, called up a bill to extend
the public land laws of the United
States, and to grant a.right of way un
der certain restrictions, to any railroad
organized under the laws at any state
in the Union,
It was explained thst ths light of way
giant was 100 feet on eaoh side of the
load, but that all mineral deposits were
specifically reserved. Without com
pleting the reading, It went over, and the
House wupt Into Committee of the
Whole and resumed the reading of the
diplomatic and consular appropriation
Mr. Clark (Dem.) of Missouri opened
the debate with one of his characteris
tic breezy speeches. He said in part:
"If Spain doefc not bring the war to a
speedy close, the United States ought to
expel her from the Western Hemis
phere. There can be no doubt as to
what has been our traditional foreign
policy. What our foreign policy is un
der the McKinley administration, like
the peace of God, passeth all under
in these days of Mc-Hannalam our
foreign policy Is so feeble, so cringing,
so <cowardly, that even old and decrepit
Spain Insults our flag, maltreats our cit
izens and searches our ships with per
fect impunity, and President McKinley,
Instead of sending men-of-war to pro
tect our honor, assert our supremacy
and teach the insolent and impotent
Dons a lesson they would never forget,
passes the hat around and Invites the
American people to contribute alms for
starving and dying Cubans.
"It is high time that we serve plain
and emphatic notice on all Kings, Em
perors and potentates that the navies
of transatlantic powers shall not be
used as collection bureaus for question
able debts, as was done a year or two
ago at Corinto, and as was done a month
or two ago at Haytl.
"The Cuban question Is this: For three
years the insurgents have fought with
a courage and suffered with a fortitude
that have challenged the admiration of
the world—save and except the McKin
ley administration.
"Three or four hundred thousand peo
ple have died—men, women and children
—as much martyrs in the cause of lib
erty as was Warren or any other hero
who died that we might be freed, and
yet the McKinley administration lifts
not Its finger to stay the slaughter, and
can think of nothing more effective for
their benefit than to pose as the big
beggarman. The party of Sumner,
Chase and Seward, which proudly
vaunted Itself as the friend of man,
has become the ally of pestilence and
arson, famine, devastation, rape and
"To every suggestion that we should
re-enter upon a vigorous foreign policy,
we are met with the hysterical shriek
that we are advocating war. It is not
true. But suppose it were? There are
sometimes worse things than war—de-
plorable as this one unquestionably is—
and we are playing the cry-baby act
until we are despised of all nations and
kindred tongues.
"We now number over 70,000,000 souls,
and a Republican administration cannot
be taunted, cuffed or kicked into resent
ing an insult or demanding reparation
for an Injury. Such a contemptible and
pusillanimous policy is enough to make
Grant, Sherman, Dupont; Farragut and
Porter restless In their coffins.
"My Republican- friends," he said, in
conclusion, "I Invite you to lay aside the
weight that is holding you down, assert
your rights, come out on the side of
eternal Justice and human liberty, there
by demonstrating that you are worthy
of the high vocation to which you are
called. Democrats and Populists stand
here ready to remove from America her
great reproach. We, on this side, will
contribute 152 votes. If only twenty
seven Republicans will break the yoke,
defy their task-masters, and join us in
this noble work, before the sun sets,
this day, we will send the glad tidings
round the world that 'Cuba is free,' free,
thank God, by the act of the American
At the close of Clark's remarks Hitt
yielded to Olgen of Missouri, Repub
lican, who called attention to the em
bezzlement of the money of Francis Hln
ton of Wisconsin, who died some yeu"-s
ago in Paris, by the vice consul of the
United States at that point, and the fact
that there was no way by which the
heirs of the deceased man could recover
on the bonds of the consul.
Williams of Mississippi, Democrat, a
member of the foreign affairs commit
tee, followed. He sneered at the state
ment of Hitt yesterday, that the grant
ing of belligt rent rights to the Cubans
would afford them no advantage.
"Shades of History and of all the peo
ple who have ever rebelled against tyr
anny!" he exclaimed, "what a pity that
George Washington. Nathaniel Greene
and Thomas Jefferson, when seeking
the recognition of belligerency during
the revolutionary war. did not know that
belligerent rights would not be advant
ageous to them! What a pity that Gen.
Lee. Jefferson Davis and other Confed
erate statesmen were not informed that
belligerency would not aid their couse,
when they were seeking that recognition
"Have the Cubans a government to
recognize?" asked Dalzell of Pennsyl
"They have the same sort of govern
ment that other Spanish colonies had
when they were rebelling against Spain."
"Who is their president?"
"Bartholomew Masso," interrupted
Kind of Utah, Democrat.
"Where is the oapital?" asked Dalzeli.
"At Cubitas," responded Williams, as
if answering a chatechism.
"At how many places was the Amer
ican capital located during the revolu
tion?" asked Clark of Missouri. Demo
crat, of Dalzeli, while others besieged
him with questions as to the name of
the president of the United States dur
ing the revolution, etc., until Williams'
time expired, when he gave way to King
of Utah, Democrat, who has recently
returned from a visit to Cuba and who
gave the house some of the results of his
investigation of this question there.
He described the harrowing condi
tions there, characterized the scheme of
autonomy as a delusion, and declared
that If peace came on that basis Spain
would double the war debt of Cuba.
There would be resistance, and once
more the fires of revolution would be
kindled. Permanent peace could not
come unless independence was achieved.
King affirmed that those in Havana
who were openly committed to auton
omy were secretly helping to drag it
down. In Havana autonomy was derid
ed and scorned on every side.
In conclusion, he declared that the
dreams of those who believed that peace
would come to Cuba without Independ
ence would be rudely shattered.
Johnson Ol Indiana, Republican, in a
15-mlnute speech, sustained the course
of the administration. The president,
he said,.had displayed stood sense, sound
judgment and exalted patriotism. Con
gress, he said, would not be warranted
in attempting to override the president
and rushing the country into a war
fraught with tremendouß consequences.
He warned members that we might be
standing nearer the brink of a crater
than we Imagined. Spain might be old
and Impotent and incapable of over
coming us, but we might goad her to a
point where, in response to her pride
and courage, she might Involve us in
great difficulties.
Mr. Simpson, of Kansas, Populist,
speaking for the third party, said he was
not "lying awake <>' nights worrying
over the Cuban question," But he was
satisfied, he said, that the real secret
behind the altitude of the administra
tion was the fact that the holders of
Spanish bonds, $400,000,000 in amount,
were not satisfied that they would get
their money. He said the bondholding
interests were as much in the control of
the country aB they were during
the Cleveland administration, and that
no action would be taken until the pay
ment of these bonds had been guaran
After some brief Cuban speeches by
Mr. Robinson, of Indiana, Democrat,
and Mr. Cochran, of Missouri, Demo
crat, Dingley, of Maine, took the floor
to reply to remarks during the course of
the debate relative to the wage reduction
in the cotton industry. Affer such a re
vulsion of business as the country had
experienced during three years it was
natural, he said, that recuperation was
slow. Alongside of the 10 per cent re
duction of wages in the cotton Industry
had come an Increase greater than that
in the worsted industry.
He admitted, he said, that the depres
sion In the cotton industry was unfor
tunate, but the case was exceptional. It
was due to the sudden and unexpected
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decline In the price of cotton. In three
months the price had declined 10 per
cent, because the southern planter* In
sisted upon growing 2,000,000 balei more
cotton than the world wanted. Almost
every cotton factory In New England
had from six to eight months' supply of
8-cent manufactured cotton on their
hands. In addition to this he pointed
out the effect of the competition that
had grown up In the south, where
longer hours and lower wages were the
vogue. Eventually the south would
come up to the northern standard, but
the temporary present conditions gave
the south the advantage. Proteotlve
tariffs could effect nothing. If the
hours of labor In the several states were
not equalized. Mr. Dingley declared that
the labor organizations would compel an
amendment to the constitution which
would permit congress to equalise hours
all over the country.
Mr. Dingley had a good deal of cross
firing with southern members. The
Cuban question was temporarily lost
sight of. and for more than an hour the
tariff was talked to the exclusion of
everything else. Mr. Dlngley said those
who were still "chattering" about the
lack of revenues under the new tariff
law had better be prompt about tt. "For
your opportunity to chatter will soon be
over," said he. "Yesterday our receipts
from customs were $850,000. The re
ceipts themselves will soon silence those
At 4 o'clock the committee rose, under
the arrangement made yesterday and
reported the bill to the house. One of
the most dramatic and sensational epi
sodes of this congress followed. The
speaker of the house and Mr. Bailey of
Texas, a Democratic leader, clashed on
a question of veracity, and the excite
ment was inftnse.
The Texan moved to recommit the bill (
with Instructions to the committee to
report It hack with an amendment em
bodying the term's of the senate Cuban
belligerency resolution.
Hitt Immediately made the point of
order that the amendment was not ger
mane and was obnoxious to the rule
against new legislation.
This point the speaker promptly sus
Bailey, surrounded by a group of Dem
ocrats, protested that the agreement
yesterday included provision for a vote
on the motion to recommit.
Hitt denied this, saying that the no
tice of the motion to recommit was given
afterwards. There was much confu
sion while Hitt was talking and when he
concluded Bailey suddenly electrified
the house with the statement that he
had had' n distinct understanding to
that effeot with the speaker of the
house. "The chair states that the gen
tleman from Texas is mistaken," re
torted the speaker from the chair in the
most emphatic tones. The speaker
looked the Texan straight in the eye,
and his voice quivered with emotion.
"The chair never agreed that a mo
tion which was plainly out of order
would be entertained. The gentleman
notified me that there would be no
further opposition."
"And I make the statement," said
Bailey, without flinching, "that we did
have such an agreement." He, too, was
evidently laboring under stress of feel
ing. By this time the house was in an
uproar and the spectators in the gal
leries were looking on with amusement.
Bailey proceeded to explain the circum
stances under which the alleged agree
ment was made. He said that some of
the members on his side desired tp at
tend the funeral of a distinguished ex
member (Mr. Butterworth) in the af
ternoon but they desired to remain If
there were to be any votes. He had ap
proached the speaker, he said, with the
proposition of a vote on the motion to
recommit. The chair had assented, he
declared, and he had so informed hie
"I never knew until this motion was
presented," interrupted Hitt, "what tho
instructions were to be."
"The chair again states that no
agreement waa made," said the speaker,
looking down upon the turbulent scene
before him, "and if corroboration is
needed I have just been informed by a
gentleman who was present "
"I think the chair will need corrobora
tion," interposed Bailey emphatically.
"I again oppose my statement against
that of the speaker."
The confusion at this point was very
great, but the voice of Smith of Michi
gan. Republican, could b" beard rhout-
Ing above the tumult that he had been
present and that no agreement had been
"The chair is willing to rest the case
on the statement made by him," de
clared the speaker as he beat the desk
with his gavel In his attempt to restore
Bailey thereupon appealed from the de
cision of the chair and Dalsell moved to
lay the appeal on the table. The roll
was called amid much confusion, but
party lines were unbroken and by a
vote of 168 to 114 the appeal was laid on
the table.
The bill was then passed, 158 to 95, and
at 4:40 p. m. the house adjourned.
Gage Is Still Talking on Currency
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. —The cur
rency hearing before the Committee on
Banking and Currency continued today.
ex-Secretary Falrchlld being heard
through the morning, with the under
standing that Secretary Oage would re
sume at 2 o'clock.
The Inquires of Mr. Falrchlld were
along the line of developing the degree
of success with which the Monetary
Commission bill could be put Into prac
tical operation.
Considerable feeling has been aroused
by the determination of the committee,
on party vote, not to hear President
Warner of the Bimetallic Union and
Chairman Towne of the Silver Repub
lican National Committee, unless these
gentlemen prepare a bill and assume re
sponsibility for it.
Mr. Cox, the senior member of the
minority, says this action is equiva
lent to declining to hear the Silver Re
publicans under any circumstances, as
they do not wish to appear as advocates
of any currency or banking bills, but to
resist such measures on gold lines. Mr.
Cox takes the view that It Is as Import
ant to present the opposition to the pend
ing measure as it is to hear the points
in Its favor. He expresses confidence
that the majority of the committee will
reconsider Its action and give a hearing
to Messrs. Warner and Towne without
The committee devoted the afternoon
to a discussion In detail of the provisions
of the Walker bill. Secretary Qage ap
peared again for examination, but, In
stead, turned questioner and put Chair
man Walker through a long series of in
terrogatories. Ho asked If Mr. Walker
did not aim in his bill to substantially
relieve the government from a current
redemption of present liabilities, United
States legal tender and treasury notes,
and from the responsibility for maintain
ing the parity of stiver and gold, putting
the responsibilities on the banks.
Mr. Walker satd that this was the ob
ject. Secretary Gage thought the bill
lacked expertness, and suggested that
bankers do not want to assume ambig
uous responsibility.
Mr. Walker asserted the responsibil
ity waa absolute, and proceeded to ex
plain. There was a long discussion on
this feature, which the secretary said
puzzled him considerably. Mr. Walker,
in the course of the discussion, sug
gested that the bill made allowance for
the suspicion that we may have a dis
aster, a panic or something of the sort,
and that the exigencies of such events
were guarded against. Representative
Hartman of Montana, one of the silver
leaders, said that Messrs. Towne and
Warner will make no further effort to
be heard before the committee, prefer
ring to go before the people, with the
understanding that the opposition Is de
nied a hearing.
The hearing on the currency bills was
Anally brought to a close this afternoon,
and the committee will Meet again next
Wednesday to decide which of the four
bills before It Is to form the basis of the
currency measure to be Anally reported.
These are known as the monetary com
mission, Gage, Walker and Fowler bills.
Senator Bacon of Georgia today fol
lowed his action of yesterday In offering
an amendment to the treaty providing
for a vote upon It by the people of Ha
waii, by offering the amendment to Sen
ator Morgan's bill for annexation, thus
making the amendment public. It Is as
"That this act shall not be operative
and of binding effect upon either the
United States of America or the republic
of Hawaii until the same shall have
been consented to approved by the ma
jority of voters voting at an election to
be held In the Hawaiian island, at which
all male natives of said islands of the
age of 21 years and all naturalized male
persona of the age of 21 years shall be
qualified voters. Said election to be held
at a time and in a manner and under
regulations to be prescribed by the pres
ident of the United States."
President Gompers and Vice President
Duncan of the American Federation of
Labor, with a delegation of other repre
sentatives of other labor organizations,
had a hearing before the house labor
committee today on the proposed legis
lation for the extension of the eight
hour law to Include all government work
done by sub-contractors, aa well up that
done directly by the government.
Senator Frye was authorized today by
the senate committee on commerce to
report the bill recently introduced by
himself providing for the construction
of eight new internal revenue cutters,
to take the places of old vessels, which
have grown to be unseaworthy.
Pioneer Adams Dead
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20.—James
Adams, a pioneer of California, is dead.
He was born in Troy, N. V., and was a
member of Colonel Stevenson's regi
ment of First New York volunteers. He
was also a member of the Society of
California pioneers and of the Associated
Veterans of the Mexloan war.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
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