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Forecast made at San Frar.rtsco for
thirty hours, andln* midnifht. . Feb
"' ruary 8. 1906, 6 p. m. :
San Pranaisco and Vicinity — Fair
Wednesday; llrht north wind.
District Forecaster.
New Mexico to Enter Alone
Indian Territory Will Be United
With Oklahoma, hut Arizona
Will Remain as It Is. >
AFTER a prolonged session, the Senate last night
passed the statehood bill in a form providing
for the admission of two new States, one to be
composed of Oklahoma and Indian Territory to
gether, and the other of New Mexico wjth its
present boundaries. Arizona was eliminated from
the measure and will retain its territorial status.
The main controversy centered about New Mexi
co. The amendment fathered by Senator Bard,
giving it separate statehood, was finally adopted.
WASHINGTON, Feb. After a con
tinuous session of nine hours, the Sen
ate to-night passed the Joint statehood
bill. As passed, the bill provides for
the admission of two States. It joins
Oklahoma and Indian Territory into
one State, to be called Oklahoma, and
edmlts New Mexico with its present
boundaries. ■ Arizona was eliminated
from the bill.
The long session was characterized
by many surprises. Beginning prompt
ly at noon, the Senate proceeded to
consider the various amendments
which had been suggested in the Com
mittee on Territories. One of the first
of these taken up was the amendment
prohibiting the sale of intoxicating
liquors in what is now Indian Territory
for the next ten years and this was
displaced with c substitute offered by
Gallinger which extended the amend
ment to the entire State for a period
of twenty-one years, and this was
The first surprise of the day came
lv-n the committee accepted Foraker's
amendment pn-viding for a separate
vote by each of the Territories of Ari
zona and New Mexico on the constitu
tion to be adopted by the proposed
State of Arizona. This provision had
f* arcely. bet n made - a *rt of th*» bill
when Bard presented his amendment,
which had been originally offered by
Patterson and which provided for the
admission of New Mexico ■as a State
without the addition of Arizona. ' This
amendment proved to be the point
around which all the subsequent pro
ceedings of importance evolved. llt
was at first adopted by the close vote
of 42 t.f 40. This vote was taken while
the • nate was sitting in committee of
the whole and was reversed in the Sen
ate proper by the tie vote of 38 to 3S.
Subsequently the Senate decided by a
elope vote to entirely eliminate New
Mexico and Arizona from the bill, and
this result had hardly been announced
when Bard, in slightly changed form,
renewed his proposition for the admis-
Kiin of Xtw Mexico ' as a State, and
this time the amendment prevailed.
One of the affirmative votes was,
however, cast by- Beveridge. who was
in charge of the bill, for the purpose
of moving the reconsideration of the
vote. He was prompt in making the
motion as soon as the result was an
nounced, but the motion was laid on
the table. Th. effect was to eliminate
Arizona from the bill and to establish
a State of Xew Mexico and another of
Oklahoma and Indian Territory. In
this form the bill was passed.
I'AHAii; KlFi:i{i:\DlM.
mrprit in connection with
KM was the adoption of
I sugp. «t. d by Foraker,
piovi the submission of the
tution of the proposed State of
ten of the present
f Arizona and the Territory
- w Mexico ■eparmteljr.
Beveridge had suggested that the
committee amendments should be
paaaed upon in order to perfect the
hill when Foraker secured recognition
to formally propose his amendment
This had for weeks been considered a
crucial amendment, and surprise was
depicted on many faces when it was
permitted to go to a vote without a
suggestion from any Senator. The sur
was no less when the supporters
ot the committee bill failed to demand
a division on the vote. Beveridge. in
ge of the bill, sat in his customary
on the front row of the Repub
lican side, hut made no sign. The re
pult created a ripple of excitement
throughout the Senate chamber, and
when it subsided B<veridge, on behalf
° committee, indicated his pur
pose of accepting several amendments
by Long. One of these prc
sr-ribed the proportion of the public
lands to be devoted to the benefit of
Th" higher institutions of learning In
the proposed State of Oklahoma.
The amendment suggested by Long,
increasing tho donation to the Okla
- Agricultural and Mechanical
cc from 150.000 acres to 250,000
s. was agreed to.
Bailey spoke in opposition to the
union of Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory. He said that if Texas had had
Eufficient population in the beginning
It would in ail probability have been
divided into five States..
Carmack offered an amendment eli
•;ng- the provision in the bill re
quiring the adoption of a constitution
c State of Oklahoma, many of
of which shall be irre
vocable without the consent of the
T nited States. The amendment was
agreed to on a viva voce vote.
Bard then proposed an amendment.
ling for the admission of New
Mexico as a State with its present
boundaries, the effect being to elimin
" rizona as a part of the proposed
The amendment was formerly
•-ted by Patterson, and was of
fered as a substitute for the provision
in the bill admitting Arirona and New
Mexico as one State. The rending of
tke amendment consumed much time
The San Francisco Call.
and was followed with interest, as it
was realized that it probably would
furnish the first test vote of the day.
Bard explained the provisions of the
amendment and a number of Senators
s-poke for or against it. Among: the
Senators speaking: for the amendment
were Xewlands. Heyburn, Bailey, El
kins, Morgan, and among those op
posed to it were Hopkins and Spooner.
Spooner declared that it was idle to
compare New Mexico with the original
thirteen States.
"They did not come into the Union,"
he said, "they made the Union. New
Mexico is not fit to come into the i*n
tan. Her mineral resources are a
hagatelle, her agriculture a trifle; her
population is not such as to justify
admission. "'
Elkins. replying, said he had lived
in Xew Mexico for many years and
knew the people to be in every way
worthy of statehood. . He , said the
Democratic party was keeping its
pledges by supporting statehood for
Xtw Mexico, while the Republicans
were violating a pledge three times
made. - ■ ' ■ .
Dolliver opposed the amendment, ex
pressing the opinion that there could
never be a general civilization without
tain. /. v —•;_ -.-.. ; ;->"- /^v-' ; '' --'j
"I have observed." he -said, "that
mud and civilisation go together."
, Foraker spokf? for,separate statehood
for New Mexico, as <lid TMler. Both
<>fenc>d the Spanish-speaking people
; cf New Mexico, saying that they com
pared favorably with the rural people
in other sections. Stewart and Clark
of Montana supported the amendment.
Burrows announced his opposition to
the admission of New Mexico and
based his antagonism on the revela
tions concerning liormotiumi which
have been made in the case of Senator
Bmoot before the Committee on Priv
ileges and Elections, of which he is
"I cannot vote for tne admission of
Now Mexico." he said, "because to tak^
it out of the jurisdiction <>f the United
Ftates and lift It into statehood would
oe to remove the probability of bring
ing to iustice th>)S« who are violating
the la .' .'
The bill as it stands, he said, recog
nizes the existence of the crime of
polygamy In New Mexico by prohibit
ing its practice, admitting that when
it becomes a sovereign State it may
remove the restriction and nullify it.
"This." he said, "brings us face to
face with a condition that should alarm
the country."
"Dof-F not the Senator's objection ap
ply with Just as much force to the ad
mission of a Stute composed of the two
Territories of Arizona and New Mex
ico as to the admission of New Mexico
alone*"' asked Bailey.
Burrows admitted that it did, add
ing: "I will vote against the admis
sion of New Mexico alone or against
its admission coupled with Arizona.
The .condition with reference to polyg
amy is much worse in Arizona than in
New Mexico, and the conditions in both
are such as to restrain me from voting
for either. To-day polygamy exists in
New Mexico. Tt has been declared to
be the breeding ground of that prac
tice. I am in possession of informa
tion concerning the conditions in that
Territory which is absolutely startling.
I cannot now enter into particulars,
but I do want to call attention to the
conditions, and 1 say that, in my judg
ment, it would be a fatal mistake to
admit either or both Territories, and
1 believe the country at no distant time
would rue the step if taken. Neither
Territory should be admitted until this
abomination is wiped out."
Dubois, who is also a member of
the Committee on Privileges and
Elections, spoke for the admission of
New Mexico, saying that the revela
tions concerning polygamy made in the
Smoot case have been so startling that
the National Government will take con
trol of the question of polygamy in
the States as well as in the Terri
McComas also spoke of the revela
tions before the committee, and ex
pressed the opinion that in view of
them "far more effective strictures
than are now in force against poly
gamy are necessary." He opposed
separate statehood for New Mexico.
Platt of Connecticut said there was
no doubt about the power of Congress
to restrict polygamy, "an institution
which is," he said, "so inimical to our
The vote on the amendment for the
separate admission of New Mexico was
then 'taken and it was carried, 42 to 40.
It was evident from the outset that the
vote would be close, and the progress
was followed with deep interest. Fol
lowing Is the vote in detail:
Ayes— Alger, Bacon.Bailey.Bard.Bate,
Berry, Blackburn, Carmack, Clark of
Montana, Clay, Cockrell, Culberson,
Daniel, Dubois, Elkins, Foraker, Foster
Continued on Pace 2, Column 4.
Crowded Lifeboat
Fails to Reach
Captain, Four Passengers
and Many ol the
Crew Perish.
Loss of the Dcmara During a Blinding
Snow Storm Off the Nova
i co i ian Coast.
HALIFAX. N. S.. Feb. 7. -During a
raging and bunding snowsonn which
has swept the Nova Scotia <'oast for
the pn.st t\venty-f"Ur hours the ocean
steamship Dapiara of the Furnessia
line struck on the rocks at Mushuodo
boit. thirty miles east of Halifax, early
to-day and is believed to have foun
<Werl with the loss of many lives.
The first officer of th^ ship. with
eighteen of the crew, escaped in one
of the life boats and landed at Pleas
ant Point after a terrifir struggle with
wind and sea. Captain Gorst, mas
ter of the Pamara, four passengers
and the rest of the crew left the ves
sel in another life hoat. They have
not been heard of since and it is feared
that they have perished.
The occupants of the boat which
reached shore were utterly exhausted
and many of tnem were badly frost
bitten. They had n harrowing experi
ence, battling in the darkness for hours
in the open boats with tempestuous
seas on a treacherous coast with tho
thermometer registering 10 degrees be
low zero and an Arctic blizzard raging.
They landed on shore some time during
the day and reached the telegraph of
fice at Mushu'odoboit harbor to-night,
whence they wired the first news of
the disaster to the agents of the Fur
nessfa line at Halifax, to which port
the Damars was bound.
The survivors say that the steam
ship struck at about 2 o'clock thi^
morning, when the blizzard was so
thick that it was impossible to see a
ship's length ahead, on what proved to
be Mushuodoboit ledge, five miles from
the main land.
An immense hole, through which the
sea poured in torrents, was smashed in
the bow of the steamship. The shock
of the impact awakened every one on
board and huge breakers swept the
vessel fore and aft. Life boats im
mediately were ordered over the side
and all hands left the ship.
It is believed that the steamship
foundered quickly and small hope is
entertained by the survivors of th>?
wreck that the captain and other oc
cupantF of the missing life boat could
have successfully withstood the ex
treme rigor of the weather prevailing
on this coast for the many hours which
have passed.
Tugs were dispatched from this har
bor to-nigh I to search for the boa?;
and to locate the hull of the Damara.
The Damara left Liverpool on Jan
uary 24 for Halifax, by way of St.
Johns, N. F., and left St. Johns for
thit- port last Saturday. The names
of the survivors could not be learned
to-night, but it is known that all of
the crew were shipped in England.
The Damara was a schooner- rigged
steamship of 1146 tons net. She was
owned by C. Furness, Withy & Co. of
Glasgow and was built in 1885 by A.
Stephens & Sons at Glasgow. Her
principal dimensions were: Length, 275
feet; breadth, S5 feet, and depth, 23
Passengers Removed From the Steam
ship Admiral Sampson.
United Fruit Company's steamship
Admiral Sampson from Port Antonio
for Philadelphia, which was carried
I ashore by the ice yesterday on the
lower end of Pea Patch Island, is
still hard aground. Her passengers,
eighteen in number, were taken off
to-day. The Admiral Sampson lies
almost high and dry at low water.
Thirty thousand bunches of bananas
were thrown overboard to-day in an
effort to lighten the vessel, but all ef
forts to float her were futile.
In endeavoring to aid the tugs in
pulling her off the Admiral Sampson's
steering gear became disabled and she
I is practically helpless.
For more than fifteen hours to-day
■ the entrance to the harbor of this city
i was blocked by the huge ice pack
< which on the ebb tide swept down the
: Delaware River until it reached the
I Horse Shoe at Gloucester, where it
I lodged and extended from shore to
! shore. With the aid of the city ice
bc>3ts several heavy liners succeeded
ir forcing a passage through the Ice
jmti and reached their docks late in
1 the day.
j Rumor Connects Her Name With
Secretary of the Embassy
of France.
! French embassy, will sail to-morrow
for Europe on a two months' leave of
absence. There are rumors in soci
ety to the effect that he has been ac
cepted as a suitor for the hand of Miss
Gladys Mills, hn whom he has been
very attentive since last summer at
Newport, and that his trip abroad is
for the purpose of making the nec
essary arrangements in view of the
contemplated alliance. The consent
of the French Minister of Foreign Af
fairs and the King of Spain must be
obtained, for the Prince, besides being
a French diplomat, is a Spanish
Sultan Abdul Hamid
Receives an Ul
timatum. .
Instant Satisfaction of Out
standing Claims Is
Crisis Precipitated by Sublime Porters
Decision to Borrow Money From *
German Financiers
LONDON. Feb. R.— The Daily Tele*
graph's correspondent at Constan
tinople reports that owing to the Sul
tan's decision t<> borrow money from a
German group of financiers for the re
arming of the Turkish artillery, Con
stans, the French Kmbassador, has de
liverer! an ultimatum demanding the
ii stant satisfaction of the various out
standing French claims, failing which
h«- will leave to-day (Wednesday) to
consult his Government.
Th» German conditions of the loan,
the correspondent says, were that all
guns ■should be ordered from Germany.
A French syndicate has been compet
ing for the loan.
liieslsite Left
by "Plunger"
■ Smith.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
PITTSBURG. Pa.. Feb. 7.— George E.
Smith CPlttsburg Phil") left no will.
This statement was made by his broth
er, William Smith, after the funeral on
Sunday. The news was a surprise to
the "plunger's" friends.
It is estimated that Smith's estate
will aggregate not less than $1,000,000.
while it is probable that he amassed
at least $2,000,000. The plunger main
tained his residence in New York, as
he had lived there for the last . six
iron re *
The Newport Injured by the
Storm and Not Heard From
for Several Days Past
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.— The Navy
Department to-day received a telegram
from the captain of a Boston fruit
steamship stating; that he passed the
gunboat Newport on February 3 about
seventy miles southeast of Cape Hat
teras proceeding under ssil, with her
propeller gone. Nothing has been
heard from the Newport since, but it
is supposed she Is on her way back to
Norfolk for repairs and has been de
layed on account of the heavy winds.
She was en route to San* Juan. Com
mander A. Mertz is in command of the
NORFOLK, Va.. Feb. 7.— The naval
tug Wahneta was to-day dispatched to
tow the disabled gunboat Newport in.
The Wahneta returned to-night and re
ported that the Newport could not be
located in a radius of seventy-five
miles from the capes and to-morrow
the gunboat Hornet will go to sea In
search of the vessel.
John Wilson looses Hundred-Dollar
Wager by a Score of six
teen to Ten.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. — John Wilson,
late of California and now an operator
in Wall Street, prides himself on his
ability to eat, and pies are his special
"You seem to be pretty good in the
pit- line," said John F. Maher, clerk
of the, department of charities, casual
ly to the frian from the coast, "but
I'll bet you $100 that I can eat more
pies than you."
The money was covered.
At his eighth pie, with Maher four
to the good, the leader hit a cherry
pie full of pits and, braving appendi
c'.tis, he swallowed the pits and made
up for the temporary setback. Wilson
dropped out on a prune pie. A few
pies further on he acknowledged de
feat, the score standing: Maher, 16;
, Wilson, 10. .
Witness Says She Saw Youth
on Night of. Tragedy.
Masterson a Four-
Special Dispatch to The Call.
DENVER. Colo., Feb. 7.— Captain
James L. Smith, a "gun fighter" who
has spent sixty-seven years on the
plains and can pick off pennies at fifty
yards even now with his well-notched
six-shooter, says that "Bat" Master
son, who has been appointed a Deputy
United States Marshal for the South
ern District of New York, is a four
flusher. Here are some things Captain
Smith says:
"I want to go on record as saying
that Masterson is a four-flusher and
romancer. He makes his living, by re
lating yarns which have no foundation
in fact. He likes to leave the impres
sion that he has killed a score of men.
I know of only one man who fell a vic
tim to his shooting ability, and 'Bat*
potted him from behind a woodpile. I
told him to leave Denver because he
was circulating false stories about me
and he went. I did not intend to
shoot him— only kick him out of town.
'Bat* is such an opera bouffe hero that
I can't refrain from exposing him.
Why, he doesn't even know how to
handle a revolver. Whenever he ma
nipulates firearms he is a positive
menace to the innocent bystanders.
"When "Bat" was in Tombstone, Ariz.,
the boys had much fun with him."
Captain Smith continued. "It was a
pretty wild town and 'Bat' was indis
creet enough to tell a few stories about
what he had done In Dodge City. The
boys decided to try him out and one
night they made him jump out of the
window of a gambling-house. H^
didn't come back for revenge, either."
Local sports tell of an encounter be
tween "Bat" Masterson and "Reddy"
Gallagher, athletic instructor of the
Denver Athletic <'lub. "Reddy" is not
strong with a "gun." but he can .han
dle his fists, and he undertook to punch
"Bat's" head off. The latter is said to
have wept before the irate pugilist
could be appeased.
It is claimed to be a fact that Mas
terson left Denver after spending an
entire day dodging Smith. Captain
Smith is engaged in running down cat
tle thieves for big cattle companies.
Ontario Cabinet Resigns.
TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 7. — Pre
mier G. W. Ross and the members of
the OntaVio Cabinet resigned this af
ternoon. To-night Lieutenant Gover
nor Clark called on J. P. Whitney, the
Conservative leader, to form a new
Ministry. The personnel will be an
nounced to-morrow.
ALCAZAR— "Are Tou a Mason
CALIFORNIA— • The Mummy and th«
; Humming: Bird." . ...">'
COLUMBIA— "The Dictator." .
CENTRAL — "A Fight for Milliona."
CIIUTES-^Vaudevllle.; '
FlSCHEß'S— Vaudeville. •
GRAXIV- "Mother Goose." Matlae*
to-day. . . ■ - ■ -
L.Y.HIC HALL — Dolmetsch Concert.
ORPHEUM- Vaudeville. Mattne* to
. • day. ■ ' !r . " *
. TIVOt.[ r lia cpera.
New York Senator
Accused of Breach
ol Promise.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
RICHMOND. Va., Feb. 7. — A legal
frm here has been employed by Miss
Mac C. Wood to bring action against
United States Senator Thomas C.
P!att of New York, alleging breach of
promise. Several prominent New
York men and Government officials
are said to be involved. Their names
have not been divulged.
Miss Mac Wood left Omaha, where
she was a lawyer, for Washington, to
become a clerk in the money order
division of the postoffice. She is 37
years old and extremely attractive.
When Senator Platt married Mrs.
Lillian Janeway. Miss Wood threaten
ed to make trouble, and a $25,000
damage suit against the Senator for
breach of promise was instituted in
her name. Later, Senator Platt de
clared that the suit had been settled,
while Miss Wood in an interview de
nied knowledge of the suit.
Charles Kdward Trrry Lull Leads
Miss Fredereka Earle to the
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 7.— Lieutenant
Charles Edward Terry Lull, I", s. A .,
and Miss Fredereka Earle, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. P. I. Earle. were
united in marriage here to-day by
Rev. Charles L. Barnes. . Miss Earle's
only attendant was little Miss Caro
line Wood. Lieutenant Lull's b««t
man was Captain Ernest D. Scott,
commanding officer at Fort Rose
era ns. •
Murdered Mother's
Gotfiing Shown
in Court,
Sight of Garments
has No Effect
on Prisoner.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
AUBURN*. Feb. 7.— The testimony in
tthe case of Adolph Weber, accused "f
the murder of his mother. Mary \V
was very strong to-day for the aj
cution. Miss May Clark was the star
witness. Her testimony flatly con
tradicted the testimony given by
Adolph Weber before the Coroner's
jury at the inquest on his mother's re
mains. At that time Weber stated that
he had left his home about 6 o'clock
and had gone In a roundabout way
over the hill in front of the college,
down College street to the court house,
and from that point to the town proper.
Miss Clark In her testimony to-day
stated positively that he had p
her house going down town sh
after 6:30 o'clock, going toward the
town on the direct road from his
home. An attempt was made to stiH.^
her testimony by the defense, but Mint
Clark only grew more emphatic.
The first witness called this morning
was Dr. R. F. Rooney, who told of
his examination of the bodies of th«
murdered Webers on the night of the
tragedy. During the course of his «*
animation Dr. Rooney said:
"Late on the evening of the tragedy
I was called to the home, of Adrian
Wills to dress the wounds upon th«
hand of Adolph Weber. The cuts on
his hand were not made by glass but
had evidently been inflicted by some
sharp instrument. While I waa dress
ing his hand Adolph. said to me, I
wanted to stay at the flr», but Frank
Dependener carried me away. I want
to go there now. When I start out to
do a thing, doctor", I generally do it.
I want to find out about nay mother.
I know my mother is dead. I know
they are all dead."
"The wound on Weber's hand wai
jagged in appearance. "
Dr. Rooney then went on to
a practical example how Julius Weber
was shot. He asked Attorney Hamil
ton to step to the witness chair and by
using the attorney as a mode! pointed
our thp ttWM "f the bullet which end
ed the life <>f Julias Weber. The bullet
■ the heart and took a
straight downward course.
Dr. T. M. Todd was the next witness.
He substantiated in every detail the
testimony of Dr. Rooney. Dr. Todd
was sharply cross-examined by Attor
ney Johnson. Dr. Todd admitted that
though he had been a practicing physi
cian for more than f>rty years, on the
night he examined the body of Mary
er he found but one bullet hole.
Johnson also drew from Tbdd the fact
that the second bullet hole was not
found until the next day. when the
Coroner discovered it as he was dress
ing the body for burial.
While Dr. Todd was on the stand the
undergarments of Mary Weber. ataine<j
Continued on Pace 2, Column 4.

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