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VOL. XXII.— NO. 32.
LIGHTIW SOUGHT SUV-TORS HEKI SE TO VOTE FOR RATIFICATION OF PEACE TREATY IX THE DARK THEY WANT TO KNOW THE PRESIDENT'S PLANS will never acquiesce is per. ma_;ent retention of the I'HILIi'IMNE ISLANDS SENATOR GRAY SAYS HE WAS WON OVER Originally Oppose <l the Pr otponHlon lo Assume Sovereignity Over the Philippine . rehlpelaKO— Is Now an Advocate of Ratification of the I'aris Peace Treaty, but Op posed to Keeping; the Philippines. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.— During al most the entire morning hour today the senate had under discussion the policy of this country to be pursued in the Philippine islands. Mr. Berry (Ark.), in response to a question by Mr. Vest, discussed the policy of expanson, wthout reference to the constitutional point Involved in the Vest resolution. He spoke from notes, stating his objections * > the pending treaty of peace. An attempt by Mr. Bacon (Ga.) to secure a vote upon his resolution, which, in brief, declares that the United States government will not make war upon a people seeking free dom, precipitated a lively debate, which was participated in by Mr. Platt (Conn.), and Mr. Teller (Col.) Mr. Berry adverted to the great in fluence of the money power and the power of corporations exerted in the elections of 1896, declaring that Presi dent McKinley owed his election to that power. He declared that the monoy power was able to control near ly all the daily newspapers, and they were able to elect William McKinley. He said further that he had won a glorious victory l n the late war, but that he had fought Spain to free the Cubans from her control, and, having accomplished that purpose, we could not now, without dishonor, make war upon the people of the Philippines to subject them to our control. "It has been urged," said Mr. Ber ry, "that we hold those islands and cannot release them now. According to the protocol, we hold only the city, bay and harbor of Manila. The re mainder of the islands are not under our control." Mr. Berry said that ihe opponents of colonization were being urged to vote for the ratification of the treaty, and, after the ratification, Gen. Otis might push forward his battalions and kill those who are fighting simply for their freedom. In urging the ratification of the treaty and advocating the coloniz ation scheme of the administration, he did not think senators were making a record to be proud of. He called at tention to a statement which he said the president made on his Western trip, that this country was guided by destiny. If this be true, and he did not think so, no crime, however great nor how degrading, was possible that could not be excused by attributing it to destiny. Mr. Berry, referring to an allusion made that he had not always earnestly supported the' government of the Unit ed States, said It was true he had served in the Confederate army, and that there had never been a day of his life since that he was not proud of that service, yet he believed that the government of the United States, un der which we were living, the greatest on the face of the earth. "I will never vote, however," he de clared with great emphasis, "to place upon any people a policy against which Lee fought and against which Jackson gave up his life." MR. PLATT'S CONTENTION. Mr. Platt (Conn.) then addressed the senate upon the various resolutions. After analyzing the several resolu tions offered and adverting to the Ba *>n resolution, he said that it could mean but one thing, and that was that, if the treaty was ratified, it would be the duty of this government to relin quish the Philippines immediately to the inhabitants without reference to our rights in the premises. Mr. Platt ent on to say that we had had a war, TODAYS BULLETIN. Tage. i— Seuatora Want Light. Gomez Asks for Millions. The White Man's Burden. Army BUI Passes the House. New Senator From Washington. 2—No Indictments Agaiust '-Scarlets." State Lands t_9_ag Up. At the Poultry Show. *— Removal of Mr. O'Brien. Jacobson's Gross Earnings Bill. 4— Editorial. The Hill Coinage Measure. 6— McLeod Wins the Wrestling Match. 6— Bar Silver, 59_d_ Cash Wheat in Chicago, "__,_ - 7— Division of the Ducats. News of the Railroads. News o* the Northwest. B— St. Paul Using Mu_h Water. Minnesota Sons of Hermann. In the World of Labor. ATLANTIC LINERS. NEW YORK— Sailed: Bo*vic, Liverpool; Saale Bremen. Ethiopia, Glasgow. QUEENSTOWN— SaiIed: Cephalonia, Boston LIVERPOOL— Sai Ied: Nomadic. Ne>v York PHILADELPHIA- Sailed: Corean, Glasgow! TODAY'S EVENTS. METROPOLITAN— "The Sign of the Cross," 2:15 and 8:16 PM. GRAND— "Going to the Races," 2:15 and 8:15 FM. Palm Garden— Vaudeville. 2 and 7 PM. Sons of Hermann, Grand Lodge, Assembly hall, all day. School Board, Central High, 8:15. First, Seventh and Ninth Ward Precinct or ean:z_*:ons, 8 PH. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE which had ended gloriously for the country, and for the cause of free gov ernment throughout the world, and now, almost six months since the pro tocol was signed, the treaty of peace, which had been agreed upon, was not ratified. "The situation in the Philippines," he said, "is critical. Aguinaldo ls ln arms. That Is the situation. Whom else but the United States Is he in arms against? The ratification of this treaty will give the United states the right to say to Agulnaldo 'We -*.re ln control of these islands. Attack us If you dare.' In a short time the defi ance of our authority will melt away and a government will be established in those islands Immeasurably supe rior to any that Aguinaldo could pos sibly make." Mr. Bacon Interrupted Mr. Platt to say that the adoption of his resolu tiSn would secure the ratification of the treaty. Mr. Pratt maintained that the situa tion presented was not reasonable. No declaration of policy could now be made. "What." he Inquired, with emphasis, "will some senator tell me, ls the ad ministration to do? Are we to recall Dewey and Otis and our troops from ihose islands? I say that the man or body who would do that would Justly receive the condemnation of all." POLICY MUST BE DECLARED. After again discussing briefly the resolution Mr. Platt inquired of Mr. Bacon: "Do I understand the senator will not vote for the treaty unless this resolution ls adopted?" Mr. Bacon— That is true- Continuing; however, Mr. Bacon said he would modify his statement by say ing that he would not vote for the . treaty unless some declaration em bodying the principle of his resolution was adopted. "In other words," said Mr. Platt, "If that is the policy of the government lt must be declared now." To this question Mr. Bacon replied in the affirmative. Further explaining his position Mr. Bacon, in answer to a question by Mr. Teller (Col.), said he would not vote for the treaty unless the resolution adopted by the senate had also been adopted by the house and signed by the president before the vote on the treaty was taken. "That reply," said Mr. Teller, em phatically, "will determine my vote upon this resolution." Mr. Teller explained the practical impossibility of obtaining such action as Mr. Bacon demanded before the vote on the treaty was taken, next Monday, and while he would be glad to have an expression from the treaty making power before the vote upon the treaty was taken, there was mani festly no possibility of carrying into effect Mr. Bacon's idea. Mr. Bacon contended that the senate was not alone the treaty-making pow er, the president being part of it. To this Mr. Teller replied that the president had already acted, and there was no reason to imply that he was not in accord with the senate. Interrupting here Mr. Bacon said he would go further than he had yet gone. "I will vote for the ratification of the treaty," he said, "if the senate will pass the resolution and the president will consent to give us a favorable ex pression upon it." "I don't know how we could get such an expression." replied Mr. Teller. "Nor do I," replied Mr. Bacon, "but I am satisfied we could find a tneans of getting it." Mr. Platt then continued, pronounc ing Mr. Bacon's last declaration as most remarkable. Outside of the sen ate it would be regarded as an expres sion of intention to hold the treaty until individual senators could be sat isfied. Mr. Tillman called attention to a newspaper report of a speech attributed to Gen. Shafter, in which he is quoted as saying that if he could 'exercise his ■will towards the Filipinos he would disarm them all and kill half of them ard asked Mr. Platt if he sympathized with those sentiments. Mr. Platt responded that he was not i-equired to answer the question, as neither Gen. Shafter nor the senator (Mr. Tiliman*- was included in the ques tion involved. SENATOR GRAY WON OVER. AdinitN He at First Opposed Acquir ing the Philippines. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. — Senators Grey and Money occupied the entire executive session of the senate today in speeches on the peace treaty. Sen ator Gray favoring ratification and Senator Money opposing it. Senator Gray was the third of the Paris com missioners to speak and while he gave some attention to the published mat ter bearing on the treaty, he did not go into this in such detail as did Senators Frye and Davis. He admitted that in the beginning of the negotiations he had been opposed to the acquisition of the Philippine archipelago, and said that he had freely and frankly advised the president and his fellow commis sioners of his belief that it would be unwise to attempt to shape its destiny. He had used his best endeavors to bring them to accept his views, but had utterly failed. He had at last reached the conclusion that he would either have to join with the majority or see the treaty fail and the war continue. In the meantime he had been largely won over by the arguments of his col leagues and by the logic of the situa tion, and he had. at last, concluded to sign the convention. Having taken his position he was here now to defend the treaty as a wise conclusion of a most delicate diplomatic undertaking. Sen ator Gray did not advocate permanent occupancy of the eastern islands, but said that the duration of our exercise of sovereignty there should be settled in the future and not at present. Senator Money attacked the acquisi tion of the islands as contrary to the spirit of American institutions and as unconstitutional. He said the govern ment of the United States could not afford to put itself In the attitude of a Don Quixote in a vain effort to care for and advance the interests of every people in every land that appeared, ac cording to our standards of civilization, to need our help. He had been an ad vocate of intervention in the case of Cuba, but from this fact it did no. follow that he was willing to transfer the Philippines from Spanish vassalage to a dependency of the United States. He did not consider that we were es pecially concerned as to the future of the Filipinos, and. so far as he was concerned, he should leave them' to work out their own salvation. This would be far preferable to assuming responsibility for them and making them citizens of the United States, as they would eventually come to be If the treaty was ratified. We had made al lies of them in the Spanish war by the acts of our own agents, and ln the interests of fair dealing should allow them to achieve their independence if they could do sp WEDNESDAY MORNING- — -FEBRUARY 1, 1899. GOMEZ ASKS MILLIONS WILL NOT DISBAND HIS AH MY UN TIL, THE PROPER PAY IS FUJULY GUARANTEED WILL REQUIRE $60,000,000 Government Had Offered to Disburse the Sam of $3,ooo,ooo— Thin Amount, According to Gen. Go. men. Wolnld Not Pay All Cuban Ofltt -ers — Mr. Robert Porter Starts for Cabs to Try to Co__p_o_ulti-. WASHINGTON. Jan. SI. — Maximo Gomez, the Cuban commanding gen eral, has demanded nearly $60,000,000 from the United States and refuses to disband his "army" until the money ls paid. He. haa repudiated the arrange ment made by Calixto Garcia, who came to Washington with authority from Gomez to provide for the return of the Cubans to their peaceful pur suits and whose work was barely ac complished before his sudden death, on Dec. 11. It was then agreed that the United States, in order to secure the prompt resumption of labor on the plantations of the islands, with a view to promoting the speedy revival of prosperity and settled conditions, should distribute about $3,000,000 among the thirty thousand said to be still un der arms, In the ratio of $100 a man. the officers in proportion to their rank, to receive a greater amount, the ordi nary enlisted men to be discharged with sums. then, less than $100. depend ing on the length of service and other considerations. For over a month the pay corps of the army has been mak ing ready to carry out this arrange ment, the national defense fund being available for the purpose. An accurate list of the soldiers entitled to compen sation had to be prepared and other formalities gone through. It was In tended that the Cubans at the proper time should apply at established Amer ican garrisons in the various provinces, where on throwing down their arms and presenting the proper credentials, they were to receive their quota of the allotment of the pay officers at the stations. In the meantime Gen. Brooke and his chief subordinate have been endeavoring to give employment, most ly of a permanent character, to large number of Cubans, In order to reduce the number requiring a bounty and at the same time to give the inhabitants opportunity to begin governing them selves. GBN. GOMEZ OBJECTS. Gen. Gomez has come out against this scheme, which was operating sat isfactorily to most Cubans, and has struck for greater stakes. It ls official ly known here that he is endeavoring to dissuade Cubans from accepting of fice under the American occupation, and ls urging all the natives of every grade to stay with him in the field un til the United States is compelled to accede to his "terms of disbandment." Gomez alleges that his army consists of 40,000 men, and he states that most of them shall be paid for three years service at the rates which prevail in the United States army. He fixes the date of the Cuban declaration of in dependence Feb. 24, 1895, as the begin ning of the period from which he and ' his followers are to be remunerated, and for himself, with the rank of lieu tenant general, he will be satisfied with $11,000 annually, the American rate for that grade. Gomez also has about twenty major generals, for each of whom he wants $7,500 annually, and his "army" is equipped with nearly 200 brigadier generals, each rated accord ing to the United States army pay ta ble at $5,600 annually. This aggregates the nice little sum of $3,783,000 for gen erals alone; then there are colonels, lieutenant colonels and majors, whose numbers run into the thousands. The privates do not amount to much, for they are comparatively few. but each of them will require $648, and the army paymasters who figure out the total have reported' that over $57,000,000 will be required to gratify all the demands Gomez has made, which is an average of $1,425 a man. It is to meet all these demands and show Gomez their absurdity that Gonzales Quesade, who for the last three years has been the representa tive of Cubans in Washington, started for Cuba last week, after reaching a thorough understanding with the war department authorities. Robert P. Por ter went along with Mr. Quesade, as the official representative of the Unit ed States in the matter. GOVERNMENT MAY YIELD. Mr. Porter's mission to Gen. Gomez is of a two-fold character, to discuss with him fully the position of the Cu ban army and to Invite him to Hava na. The Washington administration desires an immediate and friendly set tlement of the Cuban army question. As the military chiefs decidedly re fused to accept $3,000,000 in complete satisfaction of the claims of the sol diery, Washington has decided, It is said, to offer a much larger sum — even as large a sum as $15,000,000, if less will not be accepted. Whatever ls agreed upon is to be a charge upon the revenues of the island until it is paid. The Cubans, civilians and military are aware that an engagement of this sort may prolong the American occupation, but, as it seems to be their earnest wish that the army be paid a great sum, the administration at "Washing tor, will yield, lt is understood, and open negotiation* with this ultimate object. SENOR GALBIS APPEARS. Yield* to the Peremptory Simmons of the American Commlsaioner. HAVANA. Jan. 31.— The examination of Senor Galbis, president of the Banco Bspanol, before the special finance commission investigating Havana's finances, began today. Although far from well, he said, he had appeared in response to the commission's urgent request, which, as a matter of fact, was a very peremptory summons. The questions asked him were of a general character, those touching the supposed Irregularities of the bank and Its trans actions with the Spanish government being reserved for future examina tions. He said the bank paid gold for the first mortgage, $7,000,000, 6 per cent fifty-year bond, taken at 90 in 1890, and that for th« differences between that ' ' — — *- • I ' ... Take up the White Mans burden — Send forth the best ye breed— Go, bind your sons to exile To serve your captives need; To watt, in -heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild — Your new-caught su'len peoples, Half devil and half child. Take up the White Mans burden — In patience to abide, To veil the threat of terror And check the show of pride; By open speech and simple, An hundred times made plain, To seek another's profit And work another's gain. Take up the White Mans Burden — The savage wars of peace — Fill full the mouth of Famine, And bid the sickness cease; And when y»ur goal is nearest (The end for others sought) Watch sloth and heathen folly Bring all your hope to nought. Take up the White Man's Burden — No iron rule of kings, But toil of serf and sweeper — The tale of common things. issue and the bon . refunded at $6, --721,000, the bank had paid. The city now owed the bank on that ac count and on others, he asserted, the sum of $110,000. Senor Galbis described the bank's system of tax collection. He believed the water rents had been one-third re mitted by th- Spanish administration, so that the city ought t > collect $4:',0,(.'C0 annually, instead of $-00,000. The commission ie -.determined to go back of the 1890 bon<Bs and to inquire as to the basis of 'the refunded issue. The experts of the commission bogan their examination of the bank's tax collection books today. Senor Galbis will appear before the commission on Thursday. The bank is nominally represented on the commission by Senor Villaneva, an old employe of the institution, but he does not participate in the investi gations, allegirg illness as an excuse. CUBANS WEAKENED. Threatened American Soldiers, bnt Finally Withdrew. SANTIAGO DE CTTA, Jan. 31.—To day some men belonging to the quar termaster's department discovered, about seven miles from the city, a large quantity .of Mauser cartridges. I They reported the discovery to Maj. ' Knight, who sent a sergeant with a small force to secure them. While the cartridges were being taken up a num ber of armed Cubans sprang out of the thickets nearby, said" they were guard ing the deposit under orders from Cuban officers, arid declared that they | would prevent its removal. The ser- | geant replied that the Cubans would j have to kill all his men to prevent the seizure, as his orders. were to take the cartridges, a"nd he Intended to obey. The Cubans retired, protesting. The matter is being investigated. Secretary Al_-er Returns. SAN JUAN DE _Ol___ RICO, Jan. 31.— Maj. Gen. V. Henry, military governor of Porto Rico, has deposed the mayors and coun cilmen of Aguilla and Moco, ln the province of Aguilla, and has temporarily suspended the civil authority irr both towns, owing to the incessant political quarrels and the gross offlcial corruption. j Corporal HoMivxou Dead. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.— Gen. Brooke, at Havana, reports _,o the war department by cable that Corporal Kobiuson, Company C, Ninth United States 'infantry, has died at Santiago, as the' result of being accidentally shot in the breast. DARK FOR DREYFUS. His Friends Disconraged by the Latest Developments. PARIS Jan. 31.— The Ldberte, which is usually well informed, says: "The decision of*-; the court of cassa tion in the Dreyfus affair will be that the evidence prove* the existence of a traitor, but that neither Comte Ester hazy nor Lieut. Col. Henry, could an sv. ■,_ to the culpability revealed. by the secret dossier." ». This statement is __l the more sig nificant, in that it is made by a pro- Dreyfus paper. The Liberte adds: "The despondency, of the Dreyfus party seems to show that the solution of the problem is as distant as ever. Another feature of the situation is the buoyant demeanor of Comte : Ester hazy, who was formerly so depressed. He is now credited- with boldly de clining to give further evidence, ex cept before the fun court of cassa tion." ■ . 3 i The ports ye shall not en 'er, The roads ye shall not tread. Go, make them with your living And mark them with your dead. Take uf the White Mans burden, And reap his old reward — The blame of those ye better The hate of those ye guard — Ihe cry of hosts ye humour (Ah, slowly! ) toward the light: — "Why brought ye us from bondage, Our loved Egyptian night? " Take up the White Mans burden — Ye dare not stoop to less — Nor call too loud on Freedom To cloke your weariness. By all ye will or whisper, By all ye leave or do, The silent sullen peoples Shall weigh your God and you. Take up the White Man's burden/ Have done with childish days — The lightly-proffered laurel, The easy tmgrudged praise: Comes now, to search your manhood Through all ihe thankless years, Cold, edged with dear-bought zvisdom, The judgment of your peers. — Rddyahd Kipling, in McClure's Mag-azine for February. SELECTED A SENATOR "WASHINGTON REPUBLICANS FI NALLY AGREE UPON A. G. FORSTER, OP TACOMA HAS ONE VOTE TO SPARE King County, and Ankeny Forces Outside Tiiat County, Left the Cancus, bnt Fifty-Eight Members Remained, "Which Is One Moore Than Neeeswa.ry to Elect Sketch of the Successful Candidate. OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 31.— A. G. Forster, of Tacoma, was nominated for United States senator by the Re publican caucus tonight. King county and Ankeny forces outside of that county left the caucus, but fifty-eight remained and made the caucus nom ination of Forster unanimous. Fifty seven votes are required to elect ln joint session of the legislature. Addison Forster, who was nominated by the Republican caucus of the leg islature for United States senator, is sixty-two years of age. He was born in Belchertown, Mass., and went to Wisconsin when thirteen years of age. In 1862 he engaged in the lumber busi ness in Minnesota, and came to Taco ma in 1889, where he has been contin uously in the lumber business as vice' president of the St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber company. Mr. Forster is said to be wealthy. He has never taken active interest in politics in this state. LEGISLATION AT PIERRE. Not Many Bills of Importance Un der Consideration. PIERRE, S. D.. Jan. 31.— (Special.)— In the senate a resolution was pre sented by Littlefield favoring the elec tion of senators by popular vote. Bills were Introduced to prohibit the bonds men of public officers from disposing of property without notice; to permit taxes to be paid in two yearly install ments, March 1 and Sept. 1. Bills were passed to reimburse Dav ison county for' the care of a prisoner from Lyman county; empowering and ordering the railroad commission to at once put maximum express rates into force in the state; appropriation for Judgment for fuel at the agricultural college. The senate in executive session con firmed the nomination of M. F. Greely as member of the board of regents. In the house the referendum bill was passed just as it came from committee after a strong attempt on the part of the minority to secure submission at special elections, only four voting against it on final passage. Bills were introduced creating a state board of auditors, for the examination of the treasurers office and encourag ing reading circles among teachers. Gov. Lee today signed the bill estab lishing a militia encampment at Huron. BY DIRECT VOTE. Missouri Legislature Wants Sen ators Selected in That Way. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 31.— The house today adopted a resolution favoring the election of United States senators by the direct vote of the peo- PRICE TWO CENTS— .2" T «-*'»« I pie. Missouri's senators and represen tatives in congress were requested to favor a measure to that end. THREE BALLOTS TAKEN. No Change ln the California Sena torial Contest. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 31.— Three ballots were taken for United States senator today without change. The Burns' faction evidently expected something to happen, for they insisted upon a third ballot in the face of the opposition of many of the scattering forces. The motion for the third bal lot was carried by a vote of 73 to 42. The third ballot, however, was the same as that of the first two. The ballots taken today were the thirty fifth, thirty-sixth and thirty-seventh, resulting In the following vote: Barnes, 11; Estee, 1; Bulla, 13; Burns, 24; Fel ton, 1; Grant, 26; Scott, 2; Deveres. 1; Rosenfeld, 2; Bard, 2; White (Dem)' 28. LACKS THIRTEEN. Senator Quay Still Short That Many Vclfe_. HARRISBURG, Pa.. Jan. 31.—Sena tor Quay is still thirteen votes short of re-election. There were four ab sentees today, without pairs. The vote in detail follows: Quay, 104; Jenks, 81; Dalzell, 14; Stewart 6; Stone.' 7; Huff, 6; Irvin, 4; Rice, 2; Widener, 2; Tubbs, 1; C. E. Smith. 1; Riter, 2; Markel. 2; Crow, 1; total 233; necessary to a choice 117; paired, 14; absent with out pair, 4; no election. Judge Hayward Gains a Vote. LINCOLN, Neb.. Jan. 31.— Judge M. L 'Hayward gained one vote ln today's sena torial ballot, that of State Senator Steele. The change i. regarded as important, as Senator Steele has heretofore ' been the lead ing supporter and virtual manager of E. H. Hlneshaw. Todays ballot: Allen (fusion), 58; Hayward (Rep.), 34; Webster (Rep.), 10; Thompson (Rep.), 7; Field (Rep.), 5; Weston (Rep.), 4; Reese (Rep.), 3: Foss (Rep.), 3: Hlneshaw (Rep.), 1; Van Dusen (Rep.), 1; Lambertson (Rep.), 1: Adams (Rep.), 1; Cor nish (Rep.), 1; Valentine (Rep.), 1. Omaha Municipal War. OMAHA. Neb., Jan. 31.— As the result of a long standing difference between the city council and City Engineer Andrew Ros*.va ter, the latter tonight preferred written charges against Councilman G. W. Mercer, W. M. Mount and Ernest SUrht. accusing them of official corruption ar.d Irregularities in the matter of city contracts. A commit tee was appointed to investigate the charges. Senator Q,narles \ . .v. MADISON, Wis.. Jan. 31.— 1n the joint as sembly at noon today Joseph V. Quaries. Re publican, of Milwaukee, was formally elected United States senator to succeed John L Mitchell, whose term expires March 4, ISM, receiving the solid Republican vote. The Democratic vote was cast for Timothy B. Ryan, of Waukesha. FOUND STRANGLED. Mrs. Mary A. Lawles Probably Mur dered toy Thieves. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31.— Mrs. Mary A. LirwUs, a widow of 713 Tasker street, was found strangled today In an up-statrs room of her home. The police have no clue to the murdererß, but tmsject that it _aa the work of thieves. She was reputed to have saved a llttle money, which she Invariably carried in a small hag fastened to her waist, and this was missing from the body. Astonishing Champagne Figures. 86,856 cases, or over % of all other brands, were imported in 189S of G. H. Mumm's Extra Dry. It waa never surpassed in quality. ARMY BILL PISSED MEASURE AS AMENDED ADOPTED BY THE HOUSE BY A VOTE OF Mis TO 125 VOTE CAST WAS NOT ON A PARTY BASIS SIX REPUBLICANS VOTED AGAINST THE BILL, FIVE OF OPPOSI TION SUPPORTING MINORITY SUBSTITUTE WAS VOTED DOWN Among- Important Amendments In One to Exclnde Appointment of Civilian.. to Position- In En. ttrlneer Corps What tbe *_>«__. c as Passed Provides— The Vote in Detail. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.— The bill to reorganize and increase the standing army to about 100,000 men, but giving the president authority to reduce the size of the infantry companies and cav alry to sixty men, thus fixing a mini mum of about 50,000 enlisted men, pass ed the house today by a vote of 168 to 125. This was the result of a week of hard and often picturesque fighting on the floor, during the progress at •which the opposition compelled those in charge of the measure to give this discretionary authority to the presi dent, and other modifications, among which was a reduction of 331 in the number of staff officers. In conse quence of these modifications the He publican opposition practically vanish ed, and on the final vote but six Repub licans voted against the bill. Messrs. Barber (Md.), Connolly (111.), Loud (Cal.), Johnson (Ind.), McEwan (N. J.), and Wadsworth (N. V.). This Repub lican deflection was, however, almost offset by five members of the political opposition who voted ln favor of the bill, Messrs. Berry (Ky.). McClellan <N. V.), McAleer (Perm.), Taylor (Ala.), Democrats, and Skinner (Pop.. _V. C). The galleries were crowded through out the day. and every member who could possibly be there was on the floor to record his vote on the final roll call. The programme today included pro vision for two hours of general debate, which was to be occupied by Messrs. Dalzell (Perm.) and Hopkins (111.). m • losing for <he majority, and Messrs. Bailey (Tex.) and Settle (Ky.) for the opposition. But this programme was smashed owing to the failure to r-un plete the biij under the five-minute rule before 3 o'clock, the hour set for the vote. IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS. Among important amendments adopt ed before the vote was taken 'oday was one to exclude the appointment af civilians to positions in the engineer corps; one to abolish canteens and the sale of liquor in camps, and one to strike out the provision for additional pay for commands serving in the West Irdies, the Philippines and Alaska. The amendment of Mr. Cummings. of New York, to prohibit the use of the tioops in th. several states to suppress riots, etc.. upon the application of states, was defeated by a large ma- Jcrity. The motion to recommit, with instructions to report back the minority substitute only, commanded two Re publican votes and was lost— ll7-iTo The bill as passed provides, in ad dition to the general officers and staff departments, for twelve regiments of cavalry of twelve troops each. . 144 coast batteries, twenty-four field bat teries, thirty regiments of infantry of twelve companies each, a corps of en gineers and one regiment of engineers, an ordnance department and a signal corps, the latter with twenty-five en listed men. It aiso gives the president discretion to recruit the organizations serving in Cuba. Porto Rico and th.. islands of the Pacific, in whole or in part, from the inhabitants thereof. Mr. Johnson (Rep., N. D.) offered the amendment to adolish canteens. Mr. Johnson's amendment was agreed without division. The chairman's an nouncement of its adoption was the signal for an outburst of applause. Mr. Cummings offered the amend ment of which he had given notice yesterday to prohibit the use of the army in the several states, except ujmhi the application of the governors there of. He had. however, modified the amendment, but it was defeated, 93 to 121. Mr. Hepburn (Rep., Io.) offered an amendment providing for gold and sil ver medals for the two enlisted men in each regiment holding the best rec ord at target practice. He offered the amendment, he said, for the purpose of increasing the efficiency of thf> men in action. The amendment was adopt ed. Mr. "Warner (Rep.. 111.) moved to strike out a provision to grant to sol diers serving in the West Indies or the Pacific additional pay equal to -•"> per cent of the pay to which they are en titled. The amendment was adopted. VOTE IN DETAIL. The vote then came upon the pass age of the bill, and it was passed, 168 to 125. The announcement was receiv ed with cheers. The vote in detail was as follows: Yeaa — Acheson, Adams, Aldrich. Arnold, Baker, Barham, Barney, Barrows. Beach. Bel ford. Belknap, Bennett, Berry, Bingham, Bishop, Booze, Boute'.l, Boutelle. Brewsi.r, Broderick, Bromwell, Brosius. Brown, Brown low, Bull. Burleigh, Burton. Butler, Cannon, Capron, Clark (Io.), Clark (N. H. . Coonr__6 (N. V.). Codding, Connell, Cooper (Wis.), Corliss, Cousins, Crump, Crumpacker, Curtls (Io.), Curtis (Kan.), Dalze:*, Davenport. Day ton, Dick, Dolllver, Dorr. Dovener, Eddy, Faris, Fenton, Fl«cher, Fletcher, Foote, Fosb, Fowler, Gardner, Giboon, Glllet IN*. Y.i. Gil-i (Mass.), Graff, Graham. Green (Ma-3.). Grif fin. Grosvenor, Grout, Grow, Hager. Hamil ton, Haw'.ey. Heatwole, Hemonway, Hender son', Henry (Conm.), Henry (Ind.). Hepburn, Hicks, Hllborn, Hill. Hltt, Hopkins, Howe, Hull, Jenkins, Johnson (N. D.), Kerr. Ketch am, Kirkpatrlck, Knox, Lacey, Land's, Lln ney, Loudens! __er, Lovering, Low, Lybraud, McAleer, McCleery, McClellan. McDonald, Mclntyre, Mahon. Mann, • Marsh, Mercer, Mesick, Miller. Mills, Minor, Mitchell, Moody, Morris, Mudd, Olmsted, Ot_e_, Overslreet, Packer. Parker, Payne, Pearce, Perkins, Continued on Fifth Page. i