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Aldrlch. Lodge and Elkins, -who have given
their especial attention to securing the
necessarjvvotes to.insure ratification, -were
doubtful of the result when the secret ses
sion began, -while Senators Gorman end
Jones, the leaders of the opposition, con
sidered their forces intact. Half an hour
afterward is was' whispered about that
Senator McEnery had been won over en
condition that his declaratory resolution
should be adopted 'subsequent to the pas
sage of the ratification resolution. When
this news was confirmed. It was known
that ratification waa assured, for Senator
McLaurin had already announced his in
tention to vote for the treaty, in view of
the condition of affairs at Manila. Senator
Jones went over at the la.t moment, mak
ing the one vote more than was neces
sary. There was no applause -when the result
was announced, but many senators heaved
a sigh of relief and rushed from the cham
ber to give the news to the waiting; -world.
In advance of the voting, speeches -were
made by Senators Ross, Money and Fair
banks. Senator Stewart, who had just ar
rived from his successful campaign In Ne
vada for re-election, announced informally
during this period of the session that,- in his
entire trip across the continent, he had not
encountered one man who was opposed to
the ratification of the treaty.
Senator Money reiterated his opposition
to the treaty and made a last plea for a
modification of the agreement. He asserted
that, if the friends of the treaty had agreed
to a modifying resolution, the vote could
have been secured much sooner and as it
would have carried assurance of pacific In
tentions on the part of this government It
would have prevented the hostile conflict at
Senator Teller here Interrupted the Mis
sissippi senator and there was quite a live
ly exchange of words. Mr. Teller announc
ed his belief that the opposition to the
treaty was responsible for the Manila bat
tle, and Mr. Money declared this view to be
Mr. Fairbanks spoke at some length, his
speech being the first he had made since
the debate began. He made an appeal for
unanimity of action. In order that the
country might present a harmonious front
to the outside world In dealing with so Im.
portant a question. Referring to the leg
islation in the early stages of the war and
Instancing the placing of $50,000,000 as an
emergency fund at the disposal of the pres
ident, he said it would be matter for deep
, regret If the same unanimity, harmony and
absence of partisanship could not be made
manifest at the close of the war and In the
preparation of the treaty of peace.
JCVhen Senator Fairbanks concluded he
was congratulated by some of the oppo
nents of the treaty for tho conciliatory
character of his remarks.
Promptly at S o'clock the vice president
Interrupted Senator Money, who was then
speaking, to announce that the hour had
arrived for a vote. But one amendment
was " offered that prepared by Senator
Vest, placing the Philippines on the same
looting as Cuba in the treaty. In the tem
portry absence of Mr. Vest, it Vas pre
Bented by Mr. Gorman. This amendment
was as follows:
"Article jn. Strike out the words 'cedes
to the United States,' and insert in lieu
thereof the words, 'relinquishes oil claim
of sovereignty over and title to."
f'Add at the end of article III. the fol
lowing: "The United States, desiring that
the people of the archipelago shall be en
abled to establish a form of free govern
ment suitable to their condition and secur-'
lng the rights of life, liberty and property
and the preservation of order and equal
rights therein, assumes, for the time be
ing, and to the end aforesaid, the control
of the archipelago, so far as such control
shall be needful for the purposes above
stated, and will provide that the privileges
accorded to Spain by articles IV. and V. of
this treaty shall be enjoyed.'
"In line 5 in article VIIL, after the word
'Cuba' insert the words 'and in the Phil
ippine archipelago. In line 3 of the same
article, after the word 'Indies' insert 'and.'
In lines 3 and i of the same article, strike
out the words, 'and In the Philippine archi
pelago.' "In article IX. strike out lines in, 172
and 173. (
"In line 2 of article XIIL. after the word
Cuba' insert the words 'the Philippines.'
- "In line 3 of the same article strike out
the words "the Philippines.' "
The voting on this amendment proceeded
quietly and as all the senators were pres
ent It was soon disposed of. The votes of
senators were closely scanned for pointers
on the approaching vote on the treaty it
self. The only vote considered as at all
significant of a change favorable to the
treaty was that of Mr. McEnery, who voted
against the amendment. Senators Jones,
of Nevada, McLaurin and Kenney voted
for it. '
The vote was Immediately announced, and
"pages WDre'senrseurrylng'nhrou'girthe cor-
rldors to announce to the few senators
who were not In their seats thnt-the culmi
. Dating event had arrived. The call pro
ceeded quietly until the namo of Senator
McLaurin was announced. He created tho
flrst stir ofjhe occasion by a speech in ex
planation 'of his vole for the treaty. This
-was the initial break In tho ranks of the
'opposition. Mr. McLaurin made a brief
" statement in explanation of his change of
'position, slylng" the open hostilities in Ma
nila as the reason for i.
"I am as I have been from the first," he
ald. "Irrevocably opposed to the expansion
of our territory, and should have voted
against ratification but for thei news that
has come to us over the cable In the past
two days." He then went on to say that
the attack upon our troops had brought
about? a new conditio?! .of affairs, and that
he should vote for the treaty.
This announcement created a hubbub of
excitement. For, while some senators were
informed that he had decided upon a
change, there were many who were not
in possession of this information. The an
nouncement brought some of the opposi
tion senators to his side with remon
strances, but he replied to them that he
could no longer see his way clear to cast
his vote against the treaty.
Continuing his remarks to the .senate, he
referred to Senator Fairbanks' appeal to
support the administration as an assurance
that the critical condition existing at Ma
nila could be more easily handled If the
treaty should be ratified. He, for one,
was not willing to embarrass the govern
ment at so critical a time. If, after the
ratification, the administration should fail
to pursue the proter course toward tho
islands, the fault would be that of the
government, and not his, and he would
not be justified in committing an unwise
act by any apprehension that the adminis
tration would not do all that It should do.
He also referred to the agreement to pass
the 'McEnery resolution as a pledge against
expansion In view of this promise, and
i -3 r
in the hope that ratification would lessen
bloodshed In the Philippines, he would,
therefore, he said, cast his vote In the
He had hardly concluded when Senator
McEnery approached with a word of con
gratulation, saying that ho had decided
upon the same course. The Louisiana sen
ator made no speech of explanation to the
senate, publicly announcing himself only
by means of his vote.
Mr. Jones, of Nevada, did not vote on
tho first roll call, but came in from the
cloakroom before the vote was announced
and. by unanimous consent, made a brief
and feeling speech. He said that he was
against expansion, and if he thought tho
ratification of the treaty, meant expansion
he would not vote for it. as he considered
a policy of expansion would prove the
ruin of the country. The events in Manila
during the last two or three das. In his
judgment, were likely to do more to dis
courage expansion than anything that had
happened, but had, at the same time, pro
duced a crisis which made the ratification
of the treaty necessary. He considered it a
patriotic duty to vote for the treaty, and,
consequently, cast his vote in the affirm
ative. With Mr. Jones' vote added, the roll call
stood as follows:
Yeas Aldrlch, Allen, Allison, Baker, Bur
rows, Butler, Carter, Chandler, Clark,
Clay, Cullom, Davis, Deboe, Elkins, Fair
banks, Faulkr.cr, Foraker, Frey, Gallinger,
Gear, Gray, Hanna, Hansbrough, Harris,
Hawley, Jones (Nevada), Kenney, Kyle,
Lindsay, Lodge, McBride, McEnery, Mc
Laurin, McMillin, Mantel, Mason, Morgan,
Nelson, Penrose, Perkins, Pettus, Piatt
(Connecticut), Piatt (New York), Pritchard,
Quay, Ross, Sewell, Shoup, Simon, SpD3ner,
Stewart, Sullivan, Teller, Thurston, "War
ren, Wellington, Wolcott 57.
iwja jjii-uu, iait:, lierry, iullcij, -- i
ton, v;ocKren, uamei, uorman. iiaie, neu
feld. Hoar, Jones (Arkansas), Mallory, Mar
tin, Mills. Mitchell, Money. Murphy. Pasco,
Pettigrew, Rawlins, Roach, Smith, Tillman,
Turley, Turner, Vest 27.
Absent and paired Messrs. Cannon and
Wilson for, with Mr. White against, and
Messrs. Proctor and Wetmore for, with Mr.
Turpie against.
On the motion of Senator Davis It wa3
then ordered that the aye and nay vote
bo made public, and soon afterward the
doors were opened and the senate pro
ceeded with legislative business, attempt
ing to pass the McEnery resolution, ac
cording to the promise to that senator.
News of the ratification of the treaty
reached the White House almost Immedi
ately after the announcement of the vote.
Postmaster General Emory Smith was
with the president at the time and was
the first to congratulate him. Naturally,
the president was gratified at the vote and
60 expressed himself. Secretary Gage came
In soon afterward and was followed almost
immediately by Secretary Alger and Secre
tary Hay. Within forty minutes after its
ratification, General Cox, the secretary of
the senate, appeared-with the treaty itself,
which he promptly delivered Into the presi
dent's hands and then retired. I
The cabinet members, as they left the
White House, were jubilant over the ratifi
cation of the treaty, and spoke of It as a
great triumph. Secretary Hay expressed
his gratification that the treaty was rati
fied and Eaid he only regretted It had been
found necessary to occupy so much valu
able time in doing- it. He said that the
treaty would now be submitted to the Span
ish cortes at the session which opens this
month, and he anticipated no obstruction,
in that direction, to the final exchanges.
Secretary Long 6aid: "I am glad the
treaty is ratified glad, from the standpoint
of the anti-imperialists as well as from
any other. The very height of imperialism
is to have these islands, now under the
control of one man, exercising absolute
military authority. The ratification of the
treaty transfers the disposition of these
Islands to the American people, who.
through their representatives, can give
them self-government or make any other
disposition of them that our own principles
of government and ideas of national wel
fare require.
Secretary Alger thought that the con
firmation of the victory at Manila, together
with the ratification of tho peace treaty,
was sufficient to make the day memorable.
He spoke of tho perils of the position
which the American troops have been oc
cupying for so many months, while the
fate of the treaty was at Issue, and said
he was only too pleased now that these
troops were free to protect themselves.
Comptroller of the Currency Declare
Dividends and Approve Many
Changes of Officer.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. (Special.) The
comptroller of the currency has declared
dividends In favor of the creditors of In
solvent national banks as follows:
A fifth dividend, 10 per cent, in favor of
the creditors of the Sumner National bank
of AVelllngton, Kas., making in all 73 per
cent on claims proved, amounting to $01,
Xi7.SC. A ninth dividend, 3 per cent, in favor of
the creditors of the National Bank of Kan
sas City,, Mo., making In all, 90 per cent
on claims proved, amounting to JSOS.721.04.
Tho comptroller of the currency has ap
proved charges In national banks of of
ficers as follows:
Kansas First National, Phllllpsburg: no
vice president: place, R. Rogers.
National, Holton. Max Sarbach, vice
president: place. Moses Sarbach; M. P.
Seltzer, assistant cashier; place, J, R.
Indian TetVitory First National, Musko
gee; B. A. Randle, cashier; place, C. H,
Wrath; P. M. Ford, assistant cashier.
Missouri Union National, Kansas City,
W. H. Seeger. second vice president.
National, Cameron, Ben F. Ford, assist
ant cashier.
People's National. Warrensburg, O. L.
Houst, vice president.
Reserve agents for national banks have
been approved by comptroller of the cur
rency as follows:
The Continental National, of St. Lois,
for the First National at Muskogee, I. T.
Thp Merchants' National, of St. Louis,
for the Carthage National, Carthage, Mo.
trill Be the fluents of the Commercial
Cluli nt the Soma. Ilnnd
TOPEKA, Feb. G. (Special.) Secretary J.
W. Morphy, of this city, expects an un
usually large attendance at the annual
meeting of the Kansas Editorial Associa
tion, to be held here February 21 and 22.
An attractive programme of papers and
discussions is being prepared, but, as last
year, the excursion to Kansas City at the
Invitation of the Commercial Club will be
the principal feature of the convention. Tho
trip will be made on February 22, the editors
"going to Kansas City In the afternoon, din
ing at the Savoy hotel at S:S0, and in tho
evening enjoying the concert by Sousa's
band at the opening of Convention hall.
They will also be spectators at the ball to
Coal Still Cheap and Plenty.
Notwithstanding the continued pevere
cold weather, we can still guarantee prompt
deliveries of the very beat grade of coal
at the following prices to any part of the
city per ton of 2.000 pounds:
Pennsylvania anthracite jg
Arkansas anthracite 675
Arkansas semi-anthracite, smokeless.. 4 73
McAlestcr. sulphurless 5 00
Illinois. Trenton 275
Cherokee lump 373
Farmer's lump 3 73
Lexington lump 3 w
Cherokee nut 3 50
Panama lump 3 25
Panama nut 3 00
Rich Hill lump 3 00
BOLEN KOAL KO., telephone 541, 2761.
1241 or 506. Northwest corner Ninth and
Wyandotte streets.
Mine Explosion at Oronoga.
WEBB CITY, MO. Feb. 6. (Special.)
By a premature explosion In the Aurora
mine at Oronogo, three miles north of
here, this evening, Holman Black, of this
city, was instantly killed, and two other
persons whose names have not been re
ported were probably fatally injured.
Black leaves a widow ana several ehll-
I dren.
Several Democratic Senators Strongly
Oppose Making Any Promises to
People 'Who Are Shooting
Down Our Countrymen
Notable Speeches.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 This was a day
of excitement and severe strain In the
senate. The fact that the treaty was to be
voted upon, and that the result was hang
ing In the balance, served to keep senators
on both sides of the chamber at a high
tension. When the senate convened at
noon, more members were present than
had been in attendance upon any session
of the senate since It assemoled im, Decem
ber. Mr. Allen, Populist, of Nebraska, ad
dressed the senate In the morning hour,
in favor of the ratification' of the treaty,
but in opposition to expansion. In the
course of his speech he adverted to some
newspaper comment upon himself, and
made explanations of -his position. Mr.
Clay, Democrat, of Georgia, occupied a few
minutes In explaining why he proposed to
support the treaty.
Mr. Gorman, Democrat, of Maryland, fol
lowed with a notable speech, in the course
of which he took Mr. Wolcott, Republican,
of Colorado, severely to task for some
statements in the letter's speech a few
days ago, in which Mr. Gorman thought
reference was made to him. He explained
that he had not now, and had never had,
presidential aspirations, the newspaper re
ports to the contrary notwithstanding. His
attack upon the treaty was one of the most
severe made during the debate.
After the ratification of the treaty, the
senate In open session took up a joint
resolution offered by Mr. McEnery, Demo
crat, of Louisiana, declaring a policy for
the Philippines, and an effort was made
to adopt it, but the debate occupied so
much time that the resolution went over
until to-morrow.
The resolution In full follows:
"That, by the ratification of the pending
treaty of peace with Spain, It Is not Intend
ed to incorporate the Inhabitants of said
Islands into citizenship of the United
States, nor is it intended to permanently
annex said islands as an integral part of
the territory of the United States. But it
is the intention of the United States to es
tablish on said Islands a government suit
able to the wants and conditions off the In
habitants of said island, to prepare them
for local self-government, and, in due time,
to make such disposition of said Islands as
will best promote the Interests of the .citi
zens of the United States and the In
habitants of said Islands."
Mr. Allen then addressed the senate upon
several resolutions relating to expansion.
He devoted the first part of his address to
a personal explanation brought out by
statements made concerning him and his
action with respect to the treaty. Among
the statements made by the newspapers in
question was that Mr. Allen to-day would
enlighten the senate as to the political sig
nificance of Senator Gorman's 'position with
reference to the treaty,
"I have at' no -time," said Mr. Allen,
promised to enlighten the country concern
ing what Senator Gorman is doing or pro
poses to do. I do not know, nor am I
concerned in knowing, what Mr. Gorman's
Intentions may be."
He then paid a personal tribute to Mr.
Gorman's ability and' patriotism as a
Referring then to the statements which
have been made as to the action of some
of the Democrats in the senate in oppos
ing the treaty because of their opposition
to William Jennings Bryan and the fur
ther statement that Mr. Allen proposed to
fake these Democrats to task. Mr. Allen
"I am not the keeper of the conscience of
Mr. Bryan. I do not pretend to represent
him here or elsewhere and any utterances
to the contrary are entirely unfounded. I
am the personal friend of Mr. Bryan, and
I am also his political friend. I may say
of him that I regard him as the superior la
knowledge and capacity of any living
American rtatesman. History will rank
him with Webster and Clay as one of the
greatest statesmen our country has pro
duced. I regard him as a brilliant comet
In the political sky, a3 were AVebster and
Clay in their time. I know him to be not
onlyableund patriotic, but absolutely sincere
in all his words and actions. He is not a
demagogue, as the groundlings and tumble
bugs of politics would have the people be
lieve." Mr. Allen then read from some further
newspaper comment reflecting upon him as
to his action regarding the treaty and," by
intimation, impugning the purity of his
"I have never occupied a doubtful
ground," said he. "upon this treaty. From
the time It was completed in Iirls I have
intended to give it my vote."
Referring further to an intimation that
he had been given administration or Re
publican influence in his senatorial fight in
Nebraska, Mr. Allen declared there was
nothing President McKinley could give him
that would possibly, affect him or his opin
ions. "I would not," he declared, "accept Re
publican Influence In behalf of my re-election
to the senate. It has not been offered,
but If it were 1 would repudiate it."
Mr. Allen then made a constitutional ar
gument against expansion, but maintained
congress would have all power and author
ity, after tho treaty's ratification to deal
with the questions that might arise con
cerning the Philippines.
In conclusion. Mr. Allen saiu mat a
strong foreign policy of this government
must be Incidental to a powerful domestic
"The news has come to us," he said, "ot
a conflict between the Filipinos and the
American army and navy. To my own
state has come much of the loss. Ten out
of twenty-eight dead were members of the
First Nebraska infantry. This ought to bo
a warning to us.' I cannot condemn in
too severe language the assault that was
made upon us. We are dealing with blood
thirsty savages. They precipitated the at
tack, and I commend the leaders ot our
army and navy for repelling It.
"We are rightfully and legally In the
Philippines. Our troops must remain, must
be kept, there until their status Is fixed by
congress, the sole power to deal with the
QMr. Clay, of Georgia, followed Mr. Al
len explaining his views regarding tne pres
ent situation. He said that while he would
always vote against the permanent reten
tion of the Philippines, he felt it his duty to
his state, his constituents and himself to
support the treaty. To be faithful to his
judgment and his conscience be felt bound
to vote for ratification.
As soon as air. uiay naa concmaea nis
brief remarks Mr. Gorman, of Maryland,
rose to close the debate in open session.
"Mv attitude on this treaty," he said,
"has "been known for many months. If was
known and freely expressed to one of the
peace commissioners before he went to
Paris.' Since the completion of the negotia
tions which resulted in the signing of the
treaty, I have had no reason to change my
opinions theretofore formed.
"In all of my public life, presidents and
their cabinets have had no terrors for me.
I have opposed them even when they were
of my own party when I believed they were
Mr. Gorman said that he had been op
posed to the ratification of the treaty and
the annexation of the Phlllnnlne islands
(because those Islands contained a popula-
tlon and a people who could not be as
similated Into our own population without
degrading the Amtilcan people. He be
lieved that the adoution ot the scheme of
'treaty ratification wouid bo more disas
trous to this country man anyiuuie ivuitu
hus happened fiom the foundation of the
government to the present hour.
Adverting to the remarks of Mr. Allen,
he said:
"I thank the senator from Nebraska for
stating our political differences which are
as far apart as the poles. I belong, to the
conservative Democracy, and would at all
times oppose any measure that-involved un
tftld wnc trt riiu.miintrv ns-l believe this
"treaty does. This question wlll not be
fettled or dwarfed by mere personal coii-
siuurauons or tceungs. " 1: "' "
country, that cares for me or for any
other man or for my aspirations or for hit.'
Yet the senator from Colorado (WoIco.O
made cetain references to me in aspeecn
which he delivered on this lioor.
Mr. Gorman then quoted the following
statement In Mr. Wolcott's speech:-
"Yet while this critical condition of af
fairs exists it has become evident within
the last few duys that certain political
leaders in this chamber believe that a new
issue should be brought before tho Ameri
can people to be determined at the next
presidential election. They intend that the
American people shall be called to pass on
the questions arising out of the war, nnd
tnat tms snail he tne issue 01 me -- ."...-
"Well, now," he continued. "I s pose tnat
a fair judgment, a charitable judgment,
would enable me to say that the senator
irom Colorado, or all tne senaiurs uh i;
floor, would be the only one capable of
making such an utterance while we were
considering such a great question.
"I have known gentlemen who float be
tween parties, who have been strong ad
vocates of public questions, and yet sup
port a party measure antagonistic to it.
I have seen statesmen who were wild witn
the thought of the free coinage of silver
and yet who on every occasion found
strength and a resting place In the Repub
lican party, and that party believes in a
single standard of another metal.
"But I want to disabuse the senators
mind of tho false Impression he seems to
have and those who have followed him.
"On the 3rd of March next, if I shall be
snared so long.. I will have served on this
floor eighteen years. During that whole
term I do not believe that I --have ever ut
tered a word that wounded the feelings of
a brother senator. I do not believe I could
have been capable at any time of attempt
ing to affect public questions by criticism
of the personal conduct or views of any
"One thing more: Now is the best and
the 'only opportunity probably I shall ever
have for stating it so that no man may
misunderstand me. I have never had but
one aspiration, and that measure has been
filled by the people with whom I have been
born and reared by giving me three terms
in this body. That nas been and that is
the height of my ambition, and I leave
the field, by their decree, to another who
differs from me In political sentiment. Had
1 desired alone political promotion, had I
desired to advance myself against the in
terests of my country, I misht hav,e done
so by 'bending the pregnant hinges of the
knee, that thrift might follow fawning.'
But I did not do so. And now away be
yond any personal desire stands the great
questioii which we are facing the disposi
tion of thft treatv."
Mr. Gorman then referred to the news
which had been flashed over the cable
from Manila during the past few hours
and demanded to know who believed, if we
had made such a declaration regarding
the Philippines as we made concerning
Cuba, that the deplorable tight at Manila
would have occurred. He expressed tho
opinion that if tho treaty was ratified it
wrmlrl Iia tho tiprrlnnine- of a war Which
would cost us thousands of lives, and mil
lions upon millions of treasure.
"It will not be iour years," declared Mr.
Gorman, "before our people will resent
this action. It is known now that the
people will resent it, and the authorities
are providing against that resentment by
increasing tho standing army to 100,000 men,
not alone for service in our far away pos
sessions, but for service right here at
home, to police our own country."
In conclusion, Mr. Gorman paid a beau
tiful tribute to the president for his ut
terances with reference to the care by the
nation of the graves of Confederate sol
diers. He said it was "a noble, splendid,
magnificent utterance," which reflected un
dying credit upon William McKinley, but
he could not reconcile with It the presi
dent's demand for so great an increase in
tho standing army' of the country. Such
action on the part of congress would be
more disastrous in the end than the war of
The senate then went into executive ses
sion, and at 3:25 p. m. resumed legislative
business in open session.
Mr. Aldrlch moved that the senate take
up for consideration the resolution offered
earlier in the day by Mr. McEnery. Tho
motion prevailed
Mr. Hoar proposed an amendment provid
ing that the proposed government In the
Philippines should be "with the consent of
the people thereof."
A motion to lay on the table prevailed, 43
to 34, the detailed vote being as .follows:
Yeas Aldrlch, Allison, Baker, Burrows,
Carter, Chandler, Clark, Cullom, Davis, De
Boe, Fairbanks, Elkins, Foraker, Frye,
Gallinger. Gear. Gray. Hanna. Hansbrouirh.
Hawley, Kenney, Lindsay, Lodge, McBride,
McEnery, McMillan, Mantle, Morgan, Nel
son, Penrose, Pettus, Piatt of Connecticut,
Piatt of New York, Pritchard, Quay, Ross,
Sewell, Shoup, Simon, Spooner, Stewart,
Teller, Thurston, Warren, Wolcott 43.
Nays Allen, Bacon, Bate. Berry, Butler,
Caflery, Chilton, Clay, Cockrell, Daniel,
Gorman, Hale, Harris, Heitfeld, Hoar,
Jones of Arkansas. Jones of Nevada, Mc
Laurin, Martin, Mason, Mills, Mitchell,
Money, Murphy, Perkins, Pettigrew, Raw
lins, Roach, Smith, Tillman, Turley, Tur
ner, Vest, Wellington 31.
Mr. Hoar then moved to amend the reso
lution by inserting the words "or to force a
government upon them against their will."
Mr. Aldrlch moved to lay the amendment
on the table and the motion was carried,
46 to 30.
At the instance of Mr. Aldrlch, 'the reso
lution was amended in two or three verbal
Mr. Bacon, of Georgia, then offered a por
tion of his resolution as an addition to the
McEnery resolution.
Mr. Vest Inquired if the McEnery resolu
tion did not exclude the idea that all gov
ernments should exercise and derive their
just power from the people, and the further
idea that the people of the Philippine
islands should have self-government.
"People of the kind In the Philippines,1
declared Mr. Gray, "have no right to de
mand any mere explicit promise than is
contained in the McEnery resolution. I
am not in favor of going on my knees to
these people. I am rot In favor of going
with additional promises to a people who
are shooting down our soldiers who lifted
them from tho thralldom of Spain and car
ried to them' messages of freedom.
"I do not propose to surrender to those
whose guns are pointed at General Otis
and who have killed our men on land and
ship. Let us wait yet a little whllo until
we know what may develop."
Mr. Lindsay, of Kentucky, opposed any
amendment, maintaining that the McEnery
resolution would do all for the Filipinos
that we promised to do for the Cubans.
Why, he demanded, should we promise
moro to a people who are shooting down
our men than to those who hnvo nlw:iv
"been our friends?
Mr. Cattery declared that the McEnery
resolution declared for nothing more, or
less than a despotic protectorate, without
any guarantee of local self-government.
Mr. Spooner, of Wisconsin, spoke in op
position to making promises to the people
who have their guns pointed at our troops.
"From information which I have now
and I ray this on my own responsibility
I believe it was a premeditated, precon
certed and wanton attack, made with the
idea" of affecting the action of the senate
upon tho peace treaty. It Is my own belief
that the instigation of the nttack came
from the city of Washington. Hours before
we learned of the attack, in fact, on Sat
urday night, Agoncillo, who has been here
as a representative of the Filipinos and has
failed to receive any sort of recognition
from this government. sllntlv fnMui t.ia
tent, like the Arab, and stole away to Can
ada. Somebody may be able to explain
that circumstance, but I have not yet
heard anv explanation offered for it except
that he knew that tho attack was to be
"I am not in favor of rnmnHpntimr ,,
i situation by making promises to the Filipi
nos. Nobody doubts that we will treat
iwuiii mm un ure jusuce mat tney may
Mr. Bacon suggested. In reply to Mr.
Spooner, that the utterances which may
have caused the hostilities were made on
the other side of the chamber, bv those
who were advocating the pressing of a gov
ernment upon the Filipinos which they
were not willing to submit to.
Mr. Jones, of Nevada, presented the cre
dentials of his colleague, Mr. Stewart who.
was re-elected for a term of six years
beginning March 4. 1S99. '
Without any further remarks upon the
McEnery resolution, the senate then at
5:35 p. m adjourned. '-
MEXICO. MO.. Feb. 6.-(Special.) Ueu.
tenant J. C. Johnson, of battery G Fourth
United States heavy artillery, now' station
ed at Springfield, III., as a recruiting officer
was married here to-day to Miss Frances
May Howe. Lieutenant Johnson's home
was in this county before he went to West
Point, where he graduated last year. Serv-i
ing under General Shafer before Santiago
he fired the first gun In the bombardment'
of July 10, the second battle of Santiago.
Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets mnv
the cause that produces La Grippe. The!
genuine has L, B. Q. on each Tablet. SScitnlarPolute M sulcid,-'
Grim Old Cuban AntaKonlzes Foreign
Intervention In a Letter Which
Arouses Great Cuban En
thusiasmCalls It tin-.
just Situation.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.-Hon. Robert P.
Porter arrived in Washington last night,
having come directly from Havana after
his successful mission to General Gomez,
whom ho met at Remedios. He submitted
his report to Secretary Gage this morn
ing. Aside from the successful outcome of his
mission. -the most interesting part of Mr.
Porter's report relates to his observations
as to the conditions in the islands as they
exist to-day. "From Havana to St. Do
mingo, nearly 200 miles," says Mr. Porter,
"your commissioner went over the same
route as he did last September. The dif
ference, -however, in tho condition of the
country now and then Is very marked. In
September the "whole distance was one
scene of desolation. There were literally
no signs of life, human or animal,, except
at the railway stations, which swarmed
with starving humanity. Never was there
such abject misery seen as then. To-day
conditions are improved. There are beg
gars, but of the chronic sort. A decided
change for tho better is noticeable in the
country itself. The people are beginning
to work again. The quick growing crops
have been planted and some are ready for
harvesting. For ten hours In September,
traveling on the same road, but one yoke
of oxen was seen. To-day in some fields
large herds of several hundred cattle each
greeted us. This Is the surest sign that
Cuba Is pacified."
Mr. Porter wasrmet at Remedios by Gen
eral Gomez' staff and a party of American
officers. An ovation was' tendered Senor
Quesada, who had accompanied Mr. Porter.
The next day-after his arrival at Remedios.
General Gomez, by appointment, came Into
the city and an interview between him and
Mr. Porter took place February 1. The
general said that he was completely
identifled with the work of commercial and
industrial reconstruction of the Island. "Its
wounds," he said, "will heal with the rapid
promotion of work. This is the battle we
are now fighting and I avail myself of this
opportunity to tender my services."
Mr. Uorter thanked General Gomez for
these assurances and called his attention to
the fact that in framing the new tariff, the
president and the secretary of the treasury
had directed that no discrimination in fa
vor of the United States should be made.
That the tariff was made in the interest
of Cuba and not the Interest of the United
All these changes looking to a better con
dition were Inaugurated on the day 'the
United States began its military control.
General Brooke will be ready to take up
the matter of the distribution of the army
relief fund this week with General Gomez
In the manner agreed upon. General Chaf
fee now has in hand the complete schema
for policing the island.
The present situation in the island, Mr.
Porter briefly summarized as follows:
"General Proctor, of Vermont, just' up
from the most western province. FInar.del
Rio, says he has been with General Davis,
who reports the most perfect order as being
maintained by native troops and that this
has been done without money and without
price. In fact, all the police work Is now
done bv Cuban police. In Havana province
General Lee has the entire confidence of
the people, while the .Cuban police force,
under General Menocal, is being formed for
Havana. Thl3 force Is now drilling every
day in the public square of Havana, and
they appear to be a fine body of men. In
Matanzas province General Pedro Betan
court says all is tranquil. In Santa Clara
province order has been restored. In
Puerto Principe the Cuban army has dis
banded, law and order prevail and the peo
ple are rapidly getting to work again. In
Santiago General Leonard Wood and the
Cuban general, Castillo, are masters of the
situation. Some objection to the plan of
reconstruction may be made by some of the
leaders for various reasons, but it is not
likely that their views will prevail If once
the United States and Cuban military lead
ers In each province can get together and
meet around a table with General Brooke
and General Gomez. If this can be brought
about at an early date all outside opposi
tion will surely disappear and the Cuban
problem will be in a fair way of solution."
NEW YORK, Feb. 6. A dispatch to the
Herald from Havana says: Those wso
have been led to believe that General
Gomez wa3 persuaded by the president's
commissioner, Robert P. Porter, to look
more kindly upon the continued American
occupation of Cuba may disabuse their
minds. The grim old chieftain still clings
fondly to Cuba Libre. He has abated no
jot of his. antagonism to foreign interven
tion of any sort, even though he accepts
$3,000,000 for his warriors.
In letters published with his authority,
Gomez gives praise to his soldiers for their
heroism and fortitude.
Continuing he says: "It Is wonderful
that any are left alive after such a horri
ble struggle and pains. We warn you that
we may not yet have finished that strange
destiny that presents this last trial and
humllatlon. We are strangers in our own
country, still wet with our blood.
"Forced guidance Is hateful to us. It
appears that the Americans are reimburs
ing themselves for their spontaneous Inter
vention In our war of Independence. Their
delay In that Intervention is still a shame
upon them. Tho Americans, instead of aid
ing, are obstructing the establishment of a
free and Independent republic.
"This Is our house. We are to live In
it. We should furnish It to our liking. I
say to you there cannot be peace In Cuba
while there lasts that transitory govern
ment, imposed by force and which is hate
ful in the eyes of our people.
"I had hoped to bid farewell to Spain's
heroic soldiers, inviting them to return and
join us as brothers In upbuilding Cuba,
but the Americans embittered the Joy of
conquerers by the guidance they im
posed upon us. Embittering us, they have
also added grief to the conquered.
"In order to put an end to this abnormal
and unjust situation every one of us must
render his aid. tenderinK anew all his en
ergies to his country. I, first of all, offer
myself without restriction for the accom
plishment of the great .undertaking of the
revolution the erection of a republic in
This letter, the genuineness of which is
unqikstioned. has tilled the Cubans with
enthusiasm and added, if anything could,
to the old general's popularity.
It is reported on apparently good author
ity that one division of the- Seventh army
corps is to go home. on March 1.
Smallpo In Washington.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6.-FIve additional
cases of smallpox here, nearly all colored
persons, have been reported to the health
bureau since Saturday. Most of them are
of a mild "character, but their occurrence
gives some concern to the officials, as the
mildnets of the disease too often deceives
the patient and those with whom he comes
in contact
Aa-ed Mlssourlan Suicide.
MACON. MO.. Feb. 6. (Special.) William
Bucksot, an aged citizen of NewCambrla,
this county, was found dead in bed this
morning with a bullet In his head. He has
been In 111 health for some time and every-
Forecast of the Formal Message
Parliament, Which Will
Open To-day.
LONDON. Feb. 6. The queen's speech
at the opening of parliament to-morrow
will make the usual reference to the pacific
relations existing between Great Britain
and foreign countries, and will then deal
with the recent operations in the Soudan
and with the affairs in Crete, expressing
the hope that the Cretan question Is In a
fair, way of solution by the appointment of
Prince George, of Greece, as high com
missioner of the powers in Crete.
The speech will also refer to the Invi
tation to attend the czar's peace confer
ence, which has been accepted, and con
tains a very sympathetic reference to the
assassination of the empress ot Austria. It
mentions the .anarchist conference at
Rome, and the probable necessity for the
alteration of the laws ot Great Britain with
respect to anarchists Is foreshadowed.
The speech then expresses great concern
at the fact that the plague continues in
certain localities of India, and pays tribute
to the efficacy of the measures taken to
exterminate it, and to the devotion of the"
Cape Colony was complimented upon its
patriotism, as demonstrated In the recent
vote for naval defense, and there are very
sympathetic allusions to the disaster in
the West Indies.
Finally, the speech announces that bills
will be Introduced for the municipal gov
ernment of London and for the promotion
of secondary education, etc.
Knelsley Introduces BUI Prohlhltlnsr
State University Teachers From
Holding Political Ofllce.
JEFFERSON CITY. Feb. 6.-(SpeclaU
James Knelsley, of Boone, claims to have a
grievance against some university pro
fessors who are In politics in his county.
He say3 that Dr. A. AV. McAllster. chair
man of the Democratic county committee
of Boone, and Dr. Woodson Moss, a mem
ber of the committee, both of whom are
professors in the medical department of
the state university, counted him out twice
when he ran for the nomination as repre
sentative. He has introduced a bill In
the house to get back at the professors.
His bill provides that any teacher or pro
fessor employed in the Missouri university,
who shall hold any political or municipal
ofllce or shall engage actively In politics,
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
and, upon conviction, shall be discharged
from the university faculty. There Is an
emergency clause which recites that some
of the professors are now actively en
gaged In politics and are prospective can
didates. This last is supposed to be a hit
at Dr. Moss, who is now In the race for
mayor of Columbia.
The Republicans continue to have fun
at the expense of the indecision of the Dem
ocratic majority of the house in reference
to cutting down the supernumerary force,
in secret caucus the administration lead
ers, who had become frightened by the
protests received from, the people concern
ing the profligate expenditure of the peo
ple's money, declared that the clerk force
was too large by eighty-two and must be
cut down. But the Democrats hestltate to
discharge the army of clerks, for fear, as
one member expressed it, "they will raise
more hell at home than they will if left
In Jefferson City."
This morning Curry, Republican, of
Ozark, Introduced a resolution requiring
that a list of all the clerks be printed and
that they be required to line up In front
of, the speaker's desk Wednesday for roll
call. The resolution was referred to the
committee on clerical force. It will prob
ably be allowed to die In the committee.
Mr. Stephens Will Spend a Few Days
In the City on Important
Political Affairs.
JEFFERSON' CITY. MO.. Feb. 6.-(Spe-clal.)
Governor Stephens will leave on
Wednesday or Thursday for Kansas City,
to try to bring together the fighting ele
ments of the party there. The trip is
caused by the action of Police Commission
er Gregory taking a stand with Jim Pend
ergast and Senator Young for the appoint
ment of Elliott for weighmaster in the grain
inspection department in Kansas City.
Mark Hall, Joe Mercer and the county
Democrats in a body have indorsed W. C.
Records for the Dositlon. and Orpjrnnr'a
action has roused all sorts of wrath among
me i-uuuiy uicutuers. Aliu 10 maKe tne
situation even mora comDlIcated the Khan.
non forces have thrown their strenerth to
Records, who Is a hard working country
member. Representative Noel is particu
larly wrathy and threatens all sorts of dire
It is said that Gregory has been given
an intimation that ho must hedge, but he
declined to do so. That Is the reason that
Governor Stephens is going to Kansas City.
no Emu iu-uay iuui me iciigin 01 nis stay
was indefinite.
Rozelle Withdraws From Labor Com
missioner Contest Forty Candi
dates In the Field.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO., Feb. 6.-(Spe-clal.)
The report was current here this
evening that .both Rozelle and Carroll had
withdrawn from the race for labor com
missioner andthat there were about forty
candidates in the Held. Governor Stephens
confirmed the report and showed a tele
gram ot withdrawal which he had re
ceived from Rozelle. Mr. Carroll was seen
this evening and denies that he ha3 with
drawn. He says that he Is In the race to
stay. Governor Stephens says that he will
probably name the commissioner this week.
Concurrent Resolution Introduced to
Compel Railroads to Carry
Lesislntors Free.
cial.) Representative Boydston, of Platte
will to-morrow introduce a concurrent res
olution to submit an amendment to the
constitution abolishing the mileage to mem
bers of the state legislature and compel
ling railroads to carry the members free.
This, he thinks, would save the state JS.000
a term and would tend to destroy the lobby.
The amendment also provides that the vis
iting committee shall not receive double
Carry, of Ozark, Wants "to Be Shown"
All the Clerks Who
Draw Pay.
JEFFERSON CITY, Feb. 6.-Spectal.)
Statements to the effect that there are
many clerks of the house who have never
been here led to the introduction of a reso
lution by Curry, of Ozark, to-day providing
that all clerks appear before, the" house
Wednesday morning and answer to roll
call. The resolution was sent to the com
mittee on clerical force.
Colony for Feeble-Mlnded.
JEFFERSON CITY. Feb. 6. (Special.)
Representative Amlck introduced a bill to
day to establish a state colony for the
feeble-minded, and where they might be
cared for. The bill carried with It an ap
propriation of XT5.Q00 to be used in buying
a tract of land and erecting buildings.
Anti-Trust BUI. '
cial.) An anti-trust bill aimed particularly
at the stock yards was introduced by Hall,
of Saline, today. It applies to speculators
and middlemen and covers a wide scope of
Rowland Hashes Declines.
Rowland Hughes, of Kansas City, who had
been elected clerk of the Joint committee
on revision, telegraphed to-night that he
could not accept.
Served at State Dinners given by the Queen.
M K Sun.
The beverage of the select world.
N. Y. Tribune.
Cfte "Regent
Is a deservedly popular style among
our specially designed Rings for gm-
tion. It is
one of tne most perfect productions of
oar Jewelry manufacturing dept. J
Positively one price the same to
Catalogue free upon rtquetL
flakes the riorning Meal Perfect.
It Is handled by all the best dealers in
town, among-whom are:
Elstun Bros., ISth and Parallel.
C. P. Jehu. 205S North 16th.
D, Graham. Chelsea park.
Poler Grocery Co., 3201 Troost avenue.
Hainan & Meyers, OX) Woodland.
D. Merriwether & Son, 500 Westport ave.
ArmourPacking Co.,
Genuine Original
Farmers' Coal . . .
Is the cheapest because
it is the best. It contains
only 12& pounds of sul
phur to the ton, while
the ordinary coal con
tains SO to GO pounds of
sulphur to the ton. The
life of a stove or fur
nace depends on the
amount of sulphur in tho
coal. The more sulphur
the shorter time the stova
or furnace lasts, and the
more you will have to ex
pend In repair bills.
Sold by Responsible Dealers In the
City only. Ask for It.
Annual Gathering of the State Union
sit Topeka- To-day and
TOPEKA, Feb. 6. (Special.) The annual
convention of the State Temperance Union
will begin at 4 p. m. to-morrow in tho
new Library hall, at the state house. On
account of the open rate of one fare for
the round trip, the officers of the union feel
confident of an increased attendance at the
convention. The correspondence also In
dicates a large attendance. Secretary
Stephens says that there will be delegates
present from some of the most remote
counties1 in the state. Some of those who
have written saying that they expect to at
tend tee convention are as follows: J. W.
Parker, Olathe; President Carl Bwensson.
Lindsborg; Rev. J. A. Motter. Kansas City;
President T. E. Will, Manhattan; J. G.
Haskell, Lawrence: Rev. W. L. Garges,
Newton: Judge A. W. Benson, Ottawa:
Mrs. Ella W. Brown, Holton: ex-Governor
St. John. Olathe: J. E. Junkln. Sterling:
Horace Hurley. Junction City. Professor
George R. Kirkpatrick. one of the state lec
turers, has been at the headquarters of the
union for the past two weeks assisting the
officers and arranging fortthe convention.
Secretary Stephens has been unable to bo
at the ofllce much of the time during: the
past two weeks, on account of illness, due
to several months' overwork.
The programme to-morrow afternoon and
evening- Is as follows:
4 p. m. Called to order by President J.
W. Gleed. music and prayer, three-minute
reports from local workers, appointment
of committees.
7:20 p. m. Musio and prayer: address of
welcome. Governor W. E. Stanley: re
sponse. Judge E. W. Cunningham, Empo
ria; Address, "The Economic Aspect of the
Temperance Question." Professor F. W.
Blackmar, Kansas state university.
Little 'Was Done In Either Branch ot
the Territorial Assembly
GUTHRIE, O. T.. Feb. 6.-(Special.) The
assembly convened this afternoon at 2
o'clock. The members have not all re
turned from Oklahoma City and Chandler,
where they were the guests of the citizens
of those thriving cities over Sunday. One
of the features of the return trip was- a
mock legislature. It was here that Repre
sentative Jones was nominated for tho
United States senate. While In fun, bis
friends attach some significance to it.
The house was called to order by Speaker
pro tern Merten, In the absence of Speak
er Reld. Woods, chairman of the sani
tary committee, reported favorably on tha
medical and sanitary bill, which has been
before the committee of the whole.
The Malley house bill, which provides
for a big cut In the salaries of the terri
torial officers, was, on motion of Jones,
made a special order for to-morrow. Ad
journment was then taken.
Tho only business ot Importance In the
senate was a coup which Clark tried to
play. He tried to run a resolution
through the senate discharging; the em
ployes, thus bringing the governor's veto
up for discussion, so that the Democrats
would gain the glory for economy. The
Republicans were too shrewd and defeat
ed his scheme.
The following bills were Introduced:
By Garrison: Relating to fire, life and
accident Insurance companies.
By Havens: Concerning election laws.
Dr. Shawhan'a Warrensburs; RerlTal.
WARRENSBURG, MO.. Feb. 6--(Spe-clal.)
Rev. Dr. Shawljan, president of the
Helping Hand Institute, of Kansas City,
closed a highly successful revival at the
First Methodist church. In this city, last
night, conducted during the past two weeks.
Fifty-eight conversions were the result ot
his efforts.
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