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Maracaibo, Venezuela, Jan. 23.
Three German warships, supposed to
be the Panther, Vlneta and Falkp, be
gan shelling the fort of San Carlos at
10:30 yesterday morning. The fort
returned the fire. The engagement
was in progress at 1 o'clock in the af
ternoon.
The correspondent of the Associ
ated Press, in a rowboat, .approached
to within three miles of'.the fort at
noon. The roar of the guns was ter
rific. The Panther appeared to be not
more than 500 yards from the fort.
Her guns Were being fired every min
ute. The fort could not be seen tor
the clouds of smoke, but it was plain
that the Venezuelan gunners were an
swering the German Are splendidly and
with great rapidity.
At 1 o'clock in the afternoon an ex
plosion occurred, apparently in the
fort, and a cloud of smoke covered
part of the ramparts. A number of In
dian fishermen were intercepted flee
ing from the direction of the fort in
their dugout canoes. They reported
that the smoke seen was from the
burning village of San Carlos, which
had been shelled by the German ships,
and was in flames.
Battle in Venezuela.
Caracas, Jan. 23—At midnight Mon
day the revolutionary general Rivera
attacked the town of Coro. The fight
ing within the town lasted for ten
hours. Many men were killed and
wounded on both sides and much dam
age was done. The revolutionists
•eventually retired.
The government and the people
generally are anxiously watching
the negotiations of Minister Bowen
with the representatives of Germany,
Great Britain and Italy at,Washington.
Much of the anxiety is caused because
owing to the blockade provisions are
dearer and will soon become scarce.
The people are suffering- other in
conveniences already. The streets of
Caracas are no longer lighted at night
except the Plaza Bolivar, where a few
clectric lamps are kept burning.
WAR IN COLORADO.
Rumors of War and Plenty of Warlike
Preparations at State House.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 23.—There were
rumors of war and plenty of warlike
preparations at the state house last
night. Early in the evening the story
gained currency that a body of armed
men was hidden somewhere in the
state house with the purpose of seiz
ing' the chamber of the house of rep
resentatives some time during the
night ahd holding it in the interest of
one of the e|enatorial candidates. The
house chamber has heretofore been
guarded by three or four men, and
early yesterday mornirfg ladders are
said to have been found in one of the
side corridors reaching to a window
communicating with the house gallery.
It is also said that half a dozen un
known men were in the vicinity of
the ladders, who
Ran When Discovered.
This incident gave color to the ru
mor of an intended armed attaclt upon
the chamber. To guard against such
a contingency Sergeant-at-Arms Plum
mer placed thirty aimed men under
charge of Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms
Sherman Bell, who was a member of
Roosevelt's rough riders, in the cham
ber, with instructions to protect it at
...all hazzards. Shotguns and large
caliber revolvers are much in evidence
I and it is not thought likely that a cap
ture will be attempted, even if it were
planned.
The Democratic members of the
senate are still in session, although
most of th°m went tov sleep upon cots
early in the evening. They were pro
tected by a score of policemen and
deputy sheriffs.
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ONLY DEMOCRATS ATTENb.
Joint 8esaion of Colorado Legislature
Fails to Elect a Senator.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 23.—A joint ses
sion of the two houses of the general
I,J
assembly for the election of a United
'^States senator was held yesterday,
but only Democrats participated in
Vtj the vote and there was no election.
After concurring in adjournment of
the house until 2 o'clock Friday, the
Democratic representatives proceeded
$ntst to the senite chamber, where the Jtfint
session w»s oallpd. to order by Senator
Adams, temporary president of the
Democratic fa$tionof the senate-The
Republican leaders say that anyaq
tioji the Joint aM|j^ take/Wjllbe
Illegal and invalid, J* the house ad
Jouni^d until Frldfcy, order to give
O^t^Benates^JI^M
freight traini:^«Mi
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QUILT^l!H'Q^TREA80k
Ingllsh Colonel Who!
Boors Will '-.to*Executed.
Fought With
London, Jan. 24—Col. Arthur Lyncht
who has been, oil trial here, for several
days charged with treason in that he
took up arms (against the British In
the Boer war^ "ww found guilty and
immediately sentenced to death.
When court opened few witnesses
were called by the deterae, who
handled their case In a brief, fashion.
Counsel Sheet for Lynch, said he did
not deny, that Lynch fought on the
Boer side, but this was nothing, as his
client was a naturalized citizen of the
South African republic. Lynch took
his sentence coolly. When asked if
he had anything to say before sen
tence was passed, he replied: "Thank
you I will say nothing." When sen
tence was pronounced he simply
bowed his head to the court and was
taken away.
MARCONI VS. UNITED STATES.
Right to Use His System in Entire
Country to Go to the Courts.
Wellfleet, Mass., Jan. 24. Before
leaving this place for New York Mr.
Marconi dropped' a hint of serious
complications for the United States
government. It appears that he has
negotiated with the United States con
cerning the right to use a system of
wireless telegraphy over this entire
country. The terms were considered
by the president and finally rejected
as too high. For nearly a year experi
ments have been made in Washing
ton and many officers think they have
an invention which will equal Mar
coni's. The Italian inventor knows of
this and intends to stand up for what
he believes his rights in the matter.
"This tling is to be settled in the
courts. do not care to say much
about it now, but I will say that an
action will be brought for an infringe
ment of the Invention," he said pos
itively.
THE MARKETS.
Latest and
Quotations Frqm Grain
Live Stock Centers.
St. Paul, Jan. 24. Wheat No. 1
Northern, [email protected] No. 2 Northern, 78
@79c No. 3, [email protected] no grade, [email protected]
74c. Barley—Malting grades, 44(g)59c
feeding grades, [email protected] Rye—No. 2,
46 [email protected] Flax—No. 1, $1,201-2 re
jected, [email protected] Oats—No. 3 white,
[email protected] No. 4 white, [email protected] No. 3,
[email protected] l-2c.
Minneapolis, .Tan. 24. Wheat—No.
1 hard, 79 1-2c No. 1 Northern,
781-2c No. 2 Northern, 77c.
Duluth. Jan. 24. Wheat No. 1
hard, 78 1-4c 'No. 1 Northern, 77 1-4c
No. 2 Northern, 75 l-4c: oats, 3Gc
rye, 51c barley, 35g)51c flax, $1.19.
Milwaukee Jan. 24. Wheat No.
1 Northern, [email protected] l-2c No. 2 North
ern, [email protected] May, 81c. Rye dull
No. 1, 51 [email protected] Barley lower No.
2, 651-2c sample, [email protected] l-2c. Oats
—May 445D8c
Corn
Chicago. Jan. 24. Wheat No. 2
red, [email protected] No. 3 red, 73®)78c No. 2
hard winter, [email protected] No. 3 hard win
ter, [email protected] No. 1 Northern spring,
[email protected] No. 2 Northern spring, [email protected]
81c No. 3 spring, 73(g) 81c. Corn—No.
2. 46 [email protected] No. 3, 42 3-4 43c.
Oats—No. 2,-34c No. 3, 33 lt2c.
Sioux City, Iowa, Jan. 24. Cattle
Beeves, $3.50 5 cows, bulls and
Chicago, Jan. 24. Cattle—Good to
prime steers, [email protected] stackers and
feeders, $2.25®4.25 cows and heifers,
[email protected] calves, [email protected] Hogs
Mixed and butchers, [email protected] good
to choice heavy, [email protected] light,
[email protected] bulk of sales, [email protected]
Sheep—Good to choice wethers, $4.25
@4.75 fair to choice mixed, [email protected]
4.25 Western sheep, [email protected] na
tive sheep, [email protected]
South St. Paul, Jan. 24. Cattle
Good to choice steers, $4.50 5.50
goOd to choice cows and heifers, $3.25
@4 good to choice feeding steers,
[email protected] good to choice stock
steers, ^[email protected] steer calves, [email protected]
2.7.5 good to choice stock cows and
heifers, [email protected] Hogs—Light and
light mixed, [email protected] mixed and
cutchers, [email protected] Sheep—Good to
choice fat lambs, $4.75 5.50 culls
and stock lambs, [email protected] good to
choice, |4.40 good to choice ewes,
'medium weight, [email protected] culls and
Stwk iwes, [email protected] 75.
FOUGHT A DUEL.
Two Men Shc»t at Each Other In New
York Street
New York,, Jan. 24 —Two unknown
men fought a duel in sight of Oak
street police station in this city last
night, biit both being bad shots, es
caped unscratched. There ,were two
victims of their bullets, however, a
boy and a girl. The boy, Willie Mc
Laughlin, was shot in the body and
perhaps fatally wounded. The girl re
ceived a wound in the leg. After
emptying their^ revolvers the men es
caped. /,
Two KHied by a Train.
W SENATE
PANAMA "CANAL
TRANSMITTED
mixed, [email protected]: stackers and feeders, fhe United States has the right to
[email protected] calves and yearlings, $2
3.85. Hogs, $5.75 @6.
Shelby, Ohio, Jan. 24. {Catherine
Mctyahon, aged seventy, 'and her reg^cy. Wt wtfelj. This attion of the
struck- and killed by a Big Four train hing is taken as a result of medica'
while driving across the .tracks last
nlarht &iv •m!: lectori "*T AS
night jected vUgt to Norwayj,
TREATY- IS
BY.-yTHE
PRESIDENT.'*'"I ',
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CABINET SATISFIED
COLOMBIA
Washington, Jan. 24. Yesterday's
meeting of the cabinet was one of the
most important held in several weeks.
The subjects of great moment were
discussed fully, the session continuing
for two hours. All the members of
the cabinet were present. Secretary
Hay leaving his home for the first
time in several days to attend The
meeting.
He presented a draft of the Panama
canal treaty signed Thursday evening
and both the president and his associ
ates in the cabinet expressed satis
faction with the results achieved
through the long and difficult negotia
tions.
The treaty is identical with that
drawn by the government several
months ago and at that time submitted
to the Colombian government with the
single exception of the amount of an
nuity to be paid Colombia for the right
of ,way of the canal. This government
proposed an annuity of $100,000, while
Colombia demanded $650,000. During
the several months "of negotiations
Colombia
Agreed to All Points
in the treaty proposed by the United
States with the exception of the an
nuity. For several days active efforts
have been making to secure an agree
ment on this question, but not until
Thursday were they successful. The
Colombian government then agreed to
accept an annuity of $250,000. This
was entirely satisfactory to the pres
ident and Secretary Hay, and while it
is a larger amount than was offered at
first, it is believed by administration
officials that the senate undoubtedly
will accept the figure named in the
treaty, particularly after it is made
clear that a lesser amount would de
prive Colombia of income which she is
now actually receiving.
All other points than this one of
.money compensation remain as they
stood,in the original draft of the
treaty and are completely satisfactory
to the United States government. The
States will have-control of the
canal
Practically in Perpetuity,"
as required by the Spooner act. The
treaty provides for the payment by the
United States to Colombia of $10,000,
000 in gold and $250,000 annually
thereafter. The lease of a zone six
miles wide for 100 years is granted.
send troops to protect its property in
case Colombia cannot do so.
It was not Mr. Hay's intention to
transmit the signed treaty to the sen-,
ate yesterday, but after the president
and he cabinet discussed it the con
clusion was reached that it would be
advisable to send it to send it to the
senate at the earliest possible mo
ment. The formal letter of trans
mittal, therefore, was prepared, at
once and Hate in the afternoon the
treaty was sent to the senate. The
president and members of the cabi
net are Confident that the treaty will
be ratified at a reasonably early date
without encountering serious opposi
tion. The Venezuelan situaition was
discussed at length, but it was said by
authority that no change in the atti
tude of the United States is in pontem
plation at this time.
SMALLPOX IN MINNESOTA.
Weekly Report Shows 153 New Cases
in the State.
St. Paul,, Jan. 24.—During the, week
ending Jan. 19 there were 153 hew
cases of smallpox reported throughout
the state. Alexandria reports only 9
new cases, and-the total for Douglas
county is 21. Hennepin county has 8
cases in Minneapolis and 1 in Hop
kins. Those counties reporting the
largest number of cases are Douglas,
21 Big Stone, i8 Sibley, 16 Otter
Tail, 14 Wright, 12 and Hennepin, 9.
GIVE8 PRINCE A CHANCE.
King Oscar Will Turn Over Govern
ment to Gustaf for a Time.
Stockholm, J[an. 24.-:*King OBcar has
decided to temporarily intrust the gov
ernment *f the country to the crown
prince, Gustaf, who will take over the
adv,ce-
Gimblera Ar« fndjeted. State Gua^d«men
Pierre, 8. IX, Jan. 24.—Adjt
fWj* or managers ofreoute^r gam. f^een k$ adjutant fit thV fteirtiiLreg.
.this vltoent, pUte, gujard,-^
S S A sO O
fe hM, abandoned his pro
X"aa
WITH IT
AGREED TO ALL
POINTS WITH EXCEPTION OF
ANNUITY.
COMPROMISED THAT AT $250,000
RATIFICATION EXPECTED WITH
OUT ENCOUNTERING SERI
OUS OBSTACLES. v':Ur-.
I Northwest
BUYfr BACK HIS FARM. CUT AND BRUISED.
South Dakotan Pays a Premium for
Own Former Farm.
Viborg, S. D., Jan. 22.—A year ago a
farmer who lived near this place sold
his farm for $40 an acre and moved to
Canada, where he thought he could do
better than to reinvest his money in
South Dakota farm land. He pur
chased a farm there for a fraction of
what he had sold his farm near here
for, and it was lucky for him that he
could buy so cheap, for he did not like
the country. He has now returned
with his family and will in future re
main in South Dakota. He succeeded
in purchasing his old farm, but had to
pay $50 an acre for it.
SMALLPOX OUTBREAK.
Two Cases in Lake City and Others ii.
Neighboring Towns.
Lake City, Minn., Jan. 22. Two
cases of smallpox have broken out in
this city and are now under puaran
tine at the home of Henry Dankers.
Two school girls named Raymond re
turned recently from their home near
Reed's Landings where they had been
spending their Christmas vacation,
and were taken ill this week with the
disease. Other members of the family
were sick at the time these two were
home and they easily contracted it
from them. More smallpox has broken
out in the country near Cook's Valley
and Reed's Landing.
NINE MEN ARE KILLED.
Result of a Rear-end Collision on ttu
Great Northern.
Wanatchee, Wash., Jan. 22. Nine
men are dead and eight or ten injured
as a result of a rear-end collision on
the Great Northern yesterday at a
point known as Happy Hollow, just
above Chiwaukum. A bridge gang
train smashed into an engine standing
on the track attached to a rotary snow
plow. A car containing fifty men be
longing to the bridge crew, was
thrown from the track. The dead and
injured are all members of the work
gang. Neither engineer, fireman or
brakeman were' among the injured.
IMPROVING ITS PLANT.
Fort Dodge Light and Power Com
pany Will ExpaAd.
Fort Dodge, Iowa, Jan. 22. The
Fort Dodge Light and Power company
is to expend from $275,000 to $300,000
in improving its plant in this city.
Work is to be commenced at once.
The plans of the company contemplate
the extension of its street car line
and the operation of many additional
cars, the entire rebuilding of the
present gas house and the equipment
of the electric light plant with new
machinery and generators.
KILLED BY STREET CARS.
Is
While Crossing the 8treet Man
Caught Between Two Cars.
St. Paul, Jan. 22.—Gustav Malmquist
is dead at the Bethesda hospital from
injuries received in a street car acci
dent yesterday morning. While at
tempting to cross the street at the
corner of Third and Maria he was
caught between two cars and fatally
crushed. The police ambulance was
called and the injured .man was taken
to the hospital, where he died early in
the afternoon.
KITTREDGE RE-ELECTED.
South Dakota Senator Sent Back for
Full Term.
Pierre. S. D.. Jan. 22.—A. B. Kitt
redge of Sioux Falls, who was appoint
ed two years ago to succeed Senator
Kyle, deceased, yesterday was elected
to succeed himself. There was no
Republican opposition. J. A. Bowler of
Sioux Falls received the Democratic
vote. To-day a joint session will be
held at noon to canvass the vote.
HANSBROUGH RE-ELECTED.
North Dakota Senator Formally Chos
en to Serve Six More Years.
Bismarck, N. D., Jan, 22.—As vote
was taken in the senate and house of
representatives yesterday afternoon,
and Senator Hansbrough was re-elect
ed to the United States senate for an
other term. The vote will be ratified
in joint session to-day. Senator Hans
brough was not present, being de
tained in Washington on committee
work.»v.
FIND THEIR BABY DEAD.
Iowa Couple, Take Lifeless Infant
From the. Cab.
Sioux City, Iowa, Jan. 22.—Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Skinner wheeled their in
fant son in a baby cab through the
streets on their way home from a rel
ative's house, and when they arrived
home found the baby dead. A blood
vessel had burst, on the brain. The
baby had had a crying spell and the
doctors say this exertion caused the
bursting of the vessel.
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INVESTIGATE COAL 8HORTAGE.
to
Wisconsin Legislature Proposes
Know the Reason,
Madison, Wis., Jas. 22.—In the sen
ate yesterday afternoon Senator Mc»
GilliVray introduced, a jolnt resolutioh
for the appoiQtflient of ai Joint commit
tee aojQtiftiqg pf three. BenatorB and
six assemblymen to investigate the
reasons foe,., the coal ahortag*' in the
,?tat$ and report to {(he legislature.:
Beneflted by Railroad/
Devil's Lake, N. D„ J*& 22.—Tha
returU' of the freight division 'to this
clty-ihe&aB, much also to our t6#n,
and the opening of the, ffcrafers** road
tulles north- ^ntji the Bdmore
farmenofthe
d^ofthe
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News:
Runaway Car Injures a Man -Near
Homestake Mine.
Deadwood, S. 0., Jan. 24.—An Elk
horn way car and a freight car loaded,
with empty beer cases were badly
wrecked In the Elkhorn yards at Dead
wood by a runaway car that got away
from Homestake employes at Cyanide
No. 2 of the Homestake Mining com
pany, two miles below Deadwbod. T.
W. Thompson was in the way car at
the time, and was cut and bruised to
some extent, but received no serious
injuries. The car had been out at the
cyanide mill the day before and the
mill hands were trying to move it. A
man was put on top to set the brakes,
but could not set them tight enough to
hold on the steep grade. When the
car started some one without authori
ty threw the switch, letting the car on
the main line. When it reached Dead
wood it was making fifty miles an
hour, but the line was clear except
for the freight train making up in the
yards.
CRUSADE AGAINST VICE.
Ail-Night and Sunday Saloons Next
Point of Attack.
Davenport, Iowa, Jan. 24. Daven
port's crusade against vice inaugur
ated by Bishop Henry Cosgro.ve of the
Roman Catholic diocese of Davenport
resulted in an order from Mayor Beck
er for the closing of winerooms run in
connection with Davenport saloons.
Several persons, many of them wom
en, arrested in winerooms, were
brought into police court and sen
tenced to various periods in jail.
Bishop Cosgrove, in a statement of
fered for publication, expressed his
satisfaction at the results accom
plished, but stated that the movement
would not be relaxed before the all
night and all-Sunday saloon has been
driven out.
LUCKY DRILLER.
Gets Soft Water and Raises Value of
the Old Farm.
Woonsocket, S. D„ Jan. 24.—Lafay
ette Pierce, a farmer living near this
place, has one of the most valuable ar
tesian wells in the state. It was re
cently sunk and flows soft water,
something unusual in artesian wells,
which, with but few exceptions, flow
water which is very hard. The well
sunk by Pierce is 375 feet deep and
flows 350 barrels each day. The total
cost of the well to him was only about
$140. It was drilled with a home
made machine. The striking of the
well has advanced the price of the
farm $1,600.
BISHOP THREATENS.
Bishop Grafton Will Resign If Diocesw
Interferes.
Fond du Lac, Wis., Jan. 24.—"If the
standing committee of the diocese of
Fond du Lac attempts to interfere
with the trouble between Father
Frank and the members of the She
boygan congregation I shall resign as
bishop of this diocese," said Bishop
Grafton at a conference at* his home
which was attended by Judge Gilvert
son and Father Frank of Sheboygan,
and Father Hopkins of Waupaca.
Father Hopkins is a member of the
standing committee and attended the
conference in behalf of the excom
municated Sheboygan people.
PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED.
Engineer and Fireman Killed ana
Twenty Passengers Injured.
Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 24. The Chi
cago and St. Paul limited passenger
train on the Chicago Great Western
railroad, running forty miles an hour,
struck a defective frog last night at
South Freeport, 111., and left the rail.
The locomotive and the baggage and
buffet car rolled over and Engineer S.
Sheridan and Fireman G. Grace were
killed. Conductor Garr, Baggageman
Speed and twenty passengers were in
jured. None of the injuries is severe.
MAIL ROUTE NEEDED.
Ranchmen and Settlers Seek Better
Facilities.
Westover, S. D., Jan. 23.—Petitions
ate being circulated asking the post
office department in Washington to
establish a mail route between this
place and Midland. This portion of
the ceded Sioux lands has very unsat
isfactory mail facilities at present.
The granting of the new route would
make much better service between
Fort Pierre and this place and Mid
land, and would accommodate a great
many settlers and ranchmen,
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Held to Grand Jury.
Little Falls, Minn., Jan. 24.—County
Attorney Lindbergh went to Motley to
prosecute a case against Ti F. Young,
who was arrested there Monday on a
charge of an unnatural crime. The
defendant is/a divorced man whose
former/Wife resides at Motley. Young,
however, has .the custody
ot
the girl.
When arraigned in justice court the
prisoner waived, preliminary examina
tion and was hound over to the grand
Jury. fej5&T
GROUND TO PIECES.
Frlghtful Death Befalls Locomotive
'"Wfl lUr^WBn. a *1 1* J
Duiju^ue, Iowa, Jan. 24. Whll$
cleaning the paa olan HHnoift Central
act a&v
gfl®*'
^ongress.
Rmuom of the WmIi'i
In the Senate.
Washington, Jan. 20.—Mr. Bailey of VV
Texas objected to consideration by ffg
unanimous consent of all bills from 11 vf
the Republican side on the ground i^T
that the senators from New York had .r Tf*
interfered with a matter purely local
to the State of Texas. A discussion
arose which was terminated by Sir.
Cullom moving an executive session to
consider the Cuban reciprocity treaty.
After half an hour in executive the
doors were re-opened and Mr. Foraner
continued his remarks favoring state
hood for Oklahoma, Arizona and New
Mexico
In the House.
The house transacted considerable
business yesterday. Several miscel
laneous measures were passed, among
them the senate Hawaiian fire claim
bill. The consular and diplomatic ap
propriation bill, the third of the regu
lar budgets, was passed and fair
progress was made with the District
of Columbia bill.
In the House.
Washington, Jan. .21. The house
yesterday passed the District of Co
lumbia appropriation bill and subse
quently began the consideration of the
Philippine currency bill. The general
debate on the district bill was largely
devoted to discussion of the Alaskan
boundary dispute. Mr. Cochran (Mo.)
denounced as a "cowardly surrender"
the course of the state department.
Mr. Hepburn of Iowa took up the chal
lenge and countered with the charge
that Democratic administrations had
surrendered the territory between lat
itudes 49 and 54.30. and also the re
public of Texas. While Mr. Cochran
was speaking of the "truckling policy
of the United States to Great Britain"
a stylishly dressed young woman in
the gallery leaned forward and cried
out "You lie." She then left the gal
lery.
In the Senate.
The senate yesterday passed the leg
islative. executive and judicial appro
priation bill. When the statehood bill
was taken up Mr. Quay submitted a
number of propositions for the fixing
of a day when a vote could be taken,
but to all such advancements Mr.
Beveridge objected. Senator Hanna
spoke briefly in opposition to the bill.
In the Senate.
Washington, Jan. 22. For three
hours yesterday Mr. Burnbam of New
Hampshire addressed the senate in
opposition to the omnibus statehood
bill. Becoming fatigued he suspended
his remarks until to-day. Mr. Cullom
explained the necessity tor consider
ing the Cuban reciprocity treaty and
appealed to Mr. Quay to permit an ex
ecutive session. The latter refused
and the matter was put to a vote, with
the result that the senate refused to
go into executive session, 37 to 27,
which was the first test vote on the
statehood bill.
Toward the end of the day Mr. Hoar
•criticized the president for expressing
his approval or disapproval of bills
before congress had acted on them.
His remarks were called forth by Mr.
Burton offering a bill whifeh he said
had been vetoed once by the "president
but that it now met with his approval.
At 4:55 the senate edjourned.
In the House.
The hohse spent the day in debate
on* the Philippine coinage bill. The
minority offered a substitute provid
ing for the introduction of the Ameri
can currency system into the island,
and it received powerful support from
Mr. Hill (Rep., Conn.), who declared
on the floor that the proposition for
the extension of the American system
had the support of Secretary Shaw
and other high officials of the treas
ury department.
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In the House.
Washington, Jan. 23. The house
leaders went down to signal defeat
yesterday when the house, by a vote
of 146 to 123 rejected the Philippine
coinage bill reported by the insular af
fairs committee and adopted the sub
stitute offered by the minority for the
introduction of American currency
and the American coinage system in
the islands. The majority members
made a gallant fight for their bill, but
a considerable number of Republicans,
28 on the final vote, joined with the
Democrats and carried through the,
substitute. The substitute passed
provides that the lawful money of the
United States shall be legal tender in
the Philippines.
In the Senate.
The statehood bill occupied the en-'
tire attention of the senate yesterday »,
except for a few routine matters
which came up during the morning .ft "nJtS I
'Knight of North Star.'
Red Wing, Minn., Jan. 24. Rev.
Eric Norellus, D. D., of Vasa, Gocfd
hue county, president of the Swedish
Augustana Synod of America, has
been made a knight of the North Star
Order by King Oscar II. of Sweden
and Norway. Dr. Noreilus received
information of the honor through the
Swedish legation at. Washington and
has been presented with a beautiful
insignia of the order. The knightshlp
was granted by reason of Dr. Norel-p
ius' distinguished services ataong the
Swedish-Americans of America, espe
cially in the State of Minnesota. His
labor* In the^northwest were entered
upon in 1865.
Michael Maekey Acquitted
Dalath,'Jia. 24. Miehfel
jcharged with murder in the second 4a|
{gree, was acquitted, la«t Jtyght Hi«
victim was Charles ftlley* ,*ith
wrreled a saloon
Accidentally
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