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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1902.
SPEAKERS RULE SUBJECT OF A SEHSATIOHAL SPEECH 111 HOUSE A LECTURE TO REPUBLICANS ny Oar of their Own Partr on the Uajinrr of Conducting Doitlnfii iu that Rodr-IIe Pari III Re speetn to Some Individual Mm- brn of Ills Party Excitlns De bate Upon the Cnban Reciprocity Bill Senator Morgan Speech ou the Isthmian Canal. Washington. April 17. For more than fear hours today Senator Morgan, of Alabama, chairman of the Isthnlan ca a) committee, addressed the f enate on tlie subject of the Nicaragua canal. He devoted the greater part of his speech t a. consideration of the desirabllitv a-nd practicability of the two principal routes Nicaragua and Panama. He .xenuouslv favored the former, main taining that in every possible respect U had many advantages over the Pana ma route. A parliamentary change in the situa tion cf the Chinese exclusion bill was made Just before adjournment, the measure passed by the senate yesterday being substituted for the house bill. This was done to expedite the bill in the house. Senator Morgan said in part: "The subject presents itself to my mind with conclusive force in the six propositions I will now state: 1. We have reached the point wher Investigation is complete by observa lion, experience, scientific research and forecast. "2. The question now to be decided it the choice of either of two routes for v mnl: whether It shall be located at Panama, or through the valley of th an Juan river In Nicaragua and C03ta Rica. 2. The controlling factor in making this selection Is the assurance f success in constructing a canal that will be permanently useful for com xaeree. "4. A sum of money necessary for axoendlture in the work of constructing such a canal, to accomplish the ends, eannot be reasonably compared with the real value of the results to the peo ple of the United States and the choice f either route should not be controlled v affected by a difference in the pres ent cost of construction. I will say. within a limit of even $50,000,000. The assured certainty of success sr the construction of a permanent ca aal is. of necessity, the basic or foun Nation fact upon which congress must act in the selection of the canal rout. onsidered as a simple proposition of lvil engineering, there is no doubt sot even a shadow of doubt as to any tact touching the practicability of snip canal from Grey town to Brito. in and alone the San Juan river ana across Lake Nicaragua. It is certain bevond a reasonable doubt, that Us oet is as nearly within the limits ot xact estimates as any great public work that was ever undertaken. -6. If the dam at Bohio. on the Pan ama route should fall for any cause, the only hope of a canal across tha' Isthmus would perish, never to be re stored. All engineers admit this fact The failure of a dam at Conchuda oi Boca San Carlos or at Ochoa. or at Tamborgrunde, or at any other site on Ike San Juan river would only mein 4he loss of that structure, to be replac d on a better location If a lake level anal Is preferred." Senator Morgan maintained that th isthmian canal commission had no au thority to accept an offer of the Pana ma Canal Company and that the sole duty of the president was to determine the route he would recommend to con grees. It rested entirely with congress whether or not it should accept the -glittering temptation" in the way of bargain Offered by the Panama Cdm saay. House ot Representative. The general debate upon the Cuba reciprocity bill closes tomorrow at 'clock, and it is the intention of the bouse leaders, if possible, to force a final vote upon the passage of the bill before adjournment tomorrow night. All day long the leaders wer counting noses and preparing generally for the final struggle tomorrow. The demo crats are so badly splk up on this prep osition that a caucus was held tonight. The opponents of the bill occupied most of the time in debate today, the feature being a vigorous speech by Mr. Cushman. of Washington, republican. against the measure. He arraigned the committee on rules and the house lead crs In a breezy and at times sensational fashion. A portion of his criticism as tn a semi-humorous vein, but some of it was decidedly caustic. Mr. DeArmond, one of the. leading democrats or the house, delivered a forcible speech in favor of tariff re Auction on trust articles. The other sneakers were Messrs. Pierce, of Ten nessee: W. W. Kitchin. of North Caro Iina: Douglass, of New iork. ana Lacey. of Iowa, for the bill, and Messrs. Jenkins, of Wisconsin: Gaines, of Wvst Virginia: Warner, of Illinois; Gardner, cf Michigan: Jones, of Washington, and Loud, of California, aeainst it. Mr. Loud declared that directly and In directly Cuba had already cost the United States one thousand million dol lars. Mr. DeAmiond, of Missouri, employ d his vitriolic talent in comment upon the attitude of members with his accus tomed freedom. Calling attention to the fact that members on both sides, whether they opposed or advocated the measure. Justified their course by an appeal to their party principles, he re marked that viewed from these diverse standpoints the measure was indeel :i remarkable departure In legislation He commented upon the statement of ffeneral Grosvenor a few days ago that. later, the high rates of th Dincrley law would be reduced and revised by the friends of that act If the rates were too high he saw no reason by the reduction should not oc- cur now. and In this connection he re ferred sarcastically to the Babcock bill to place steel on the free list. Its :u thor had voted against the bill in com mittee and hp intimated broadly tht the purpose of its introduction was to hold up the steel trust and other kin tired trusts for the benefit of his party in the coming campaign." ' j Mr. Cushman, of Washington, de !ared that a majority of the republi cans of the house were, today opposed to the MIL although a majority were undoubtedly' today convinced that it would be better for them to be In f avoi f It. He intimated that the speaker's , Position was responsible for the change rf attitude , of many of the members and followed this statement with a very outspoken and almost sensational criticism of the power exercised by the speaker. He declared that he was pre pard to make the statement that no bill, public or private, could be consid ered without tne speaker's approval. "If there is any one here who desires to deny that statement," said he, paus ing, "I am here to bear valuable testi mony for his benefit. Who is the speak er of this house, who seta up his Im maculate Judgment against thai of the members" he asked, ahtdnemSap nl ceeded to describe, amid the applause of the democrats any many of the re publicans, how a bill after its Intro duction was finally worked through committee to the calendar. "Calendar! that Is a misnomer. It ought to be called a cemetery." (Laughter). For therein lie the whitening bones of leg islative hopes. (Laughter). When the bill Is reported, what does the member who introduced it and who U charged by his constituency to secure it pan- sage, do? Does he consult himself about his desire to take It up? No. Does he consult the will of the majority of thi3 house? No I will tell you what he does. He either consents that that bill may die on the calendar or he puts his manhood and his Individuality in j his pocket and goes trotting down that little pathway that leads to the speaker's room aye, the speaker's room. All the glory that clustered around the holy of holies In King Solo mon's temple looked like thirty cents (prolonged laughter and applause) yes, looked like twenty-nine cents, compared with that jobbing depart ment of this government." (Applause and laughter.) Mr. Cushman then quoted Cassius' .illusion to Caesar as the colossus of the world and continued: "I make no onslaught on the indi vidual. I have a high regard for the speaker of thi3 house personally and for him politically, but the fact Is that we have adopted a set of rules In this body that are an absolute disgrace to the legislative body of any republic. (Applause on the democratic side). They are unrepublican, they are un democratic, they are un-American. (Applause on the democratic side). We need the patriotic duty in this body to day of rising up and formulating a new declaration of independence. We need to restore this house to the great patriotic plan on which the fathers of the republic placed it, where every in dividual membei on this floor stands on an equal and an exact plane w'.r every other. (Applause). We operate here under a set of rules confessedly designed to beilttle the hopes and dwarf the ambitions of the individual members of this body and at the same time to vest more power In the hands of one or two men than was ever en joyed by oriental despot or a ten but ton mandarin. I say to you, my friends, that the system is rotten at both ends. It Is rotten at one end be cause It robs the individual member In this house of the power that the constitution of the Urjted States and his credentials as a member on this floor entitle hini to; it Is rotten at the other end because It vests power in men that have no right to It and oft times places on them duties that they have no capacity to fulfil." (Applause and laughter). Mr. Cushman said it was sinful waste of the money of Washington to pay to Fe- the Liliputlans who are giving an exhlbtlon at a Icc-al theatre, when they could come up to the house galleries and witness the exhibition on the floor without price. He announced that he proposed to devote his attention to putting some spokes in the wheel of the machine which its designers had not ordered and promised later to de liver a speech on the rules "so hot that it would have to be printed on asbestos ! paper." Then turning to the sponsors for the pending bill he paid his respects to Mr. Payne, Mr. Dalzell and Mr. Gros venor, ridiculing each in turn by con trasting the reciprocity of Harrison with that of Dalzell. that of McKinley with that of Grosvenor, and that of Blaine with that of Sereno E. Payne. ( lie was particularly severe on uenerai Grosvenor. He told how he had made a successful campaign with the aid of a copy of the Ohio statesman's speech es from which when he was con ered he was always able to prove or dis prove anything. Mr. Cushman concluded his speech with an eloqnent peroration which drew a storm of applause from his re publican colleagues and after he had concluded members from both sides cf the house flocked around to congratu late him. The confusion was so grca that it was several minutes before Ol der could be restored. Saved Many a Time. Don't neglect coughs and colds even If ; it Is spring. Such cases often result i seriously at this season Just because I people are careless. One Minute Cough j Cure will remove all danger. Abso luteiy sare. Acts at once, sure cure for croup, "grip, bronchitis, and other throat and lung troubles. Postmaster C. O. Dawson, Barr, 111. says it is the very best cough medicine on the mar ket. It has sared many a severe sick ness." R. R. Bllamy. HIS ACCUSER NOT PRESENT. An Appeal, to Federal Court on Con stitutional Grounds. Montgomery, Ala., April 17. The Ala bama supreme court today affirmed the decision of the lower court by which Sanford Jacobi, of Montgomery, was sentenced to twenty years in the peni tentiary upon conviction of attempted assault upon Miss Lizzie Farker, of Clanton, Ala. Jacob!' s first trial result ed in a mistrial. Miss Parker was not present at the second trial, when Jacobi was convicted, and the appeal to the supreme court was based on the conten tion that the defendant was not con fronted by his accuser as guaranteed in the constitution- The court holds that Miss Parker has removed to Buena Vista. Ga., and was beyond the Jurls- diction of the TTnftpd Stnco court. It is said the sunreme court will De asked for a writ of error pending an upptui io tnai court ana uiai me tie- fendant will contend that the opinion of the Alabama court is renuimant to the federal constitution. A VALUABLE MEDICINE For Coushs and Colds in Children. "I have not the slightest hesitancy In recommending Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to all who are suffering from coughs or colds." says Chas. M. Cra mer. Esq., a well known watch maker, of Colombo, Ceylon, "it has been some two years since the City Dispensary first called my attention to this val uable medicine and I have repeatedly used it and it has always been bene ficial. It has cured me auicl-iy of nil chest colds. It Is especiaay "effective for children ana seldom takes more than one bottle to cure them of hoarse ness. I have persuaded many . to try this valuable medicine, and they are all as well pleased as myself over the re-cults.- For sale br K. K- Bellamy. THE WATER CURE MORE EVIDENCE OF CRUELTY TO FILIPINOS MORE EVIDENCE PRODUCED. The Rarbaric Warfare Carried on by Some of the American Officers In the Philippines Corroboration of Former Trtlmony Defore the Senate Committee aa to the Tor ture of the Presldente at Igbaraa. Others Subjected to Some Torture. The Hurnlng of Towns Shooting of Prisoner's .by Waller's Order. Washington, April 17. Eward J. Davis, of Greenfield, Mass., who was a sergeant In company M. Twenty-Sixth volunteer infantry, wau before the sen ate committee on the Philippines today. He was present in the convent at Igbaras, November 27. 1900. when the "water cure' was administered to the president of the town Igbaras. He said that under orders from Captain Glenn, he, with a squad, had taken the presi dent into custody on November 27th and had escorted him to the convent where the "cure" was administered. He repeated the story of the torture of the president, adding some details. "He was then." the witness said, "taken to the water tank and thrown upon his back and while an interpreter stood over him, a stream of water was di rected Into his mouth, which was held open. "Who gave the command for this treatment?" asked Senator Kawlins. "Captain Glenn." "How was the man's mouth kept open?" "By means of a stick." Continuing, the witness said that when the victim of the "cure" was fill ed with water the members of the de tail force it out of him by rolling their fists over his stomach, and that process was kept up for about ten minutes. He described the aocond application of the cure as previously testified to and Sergenat Riley in the statement that the details of .his performance were under the charge of Contract Surgeon Lyons and that Captain Glenn and Lieutenant Conger were both pres ent when it occurred. Mr. Davis raid In reply to questions as to the physical effect of the process that the man "squealed" terribly and that his eyes were bloodshot, but that the next day he was able to mount his horse and lead the scouts to the moun tain. Afterward he was, the witness said, taken to Hollo and placed in prison. The witness also repeated that two police officers of the town of Igbaras had been subjected to the "water cure." "There was" he added, ''also a native school teacher there who was maltreat ed at the same time, but the 'water cure was not administered to him. He was taken into oneof the back rooms of the convent by Dr. Lyons who se cured the Information he wanted from him by placing two colt's revolvers to his head, thus rendering it unnecessary to administer the cure "Did you see this?" Mr. Davis also gave the details of the A. Uu j burning of the town of Igbaras, which. he said, contained about 10,000 people. but no business places. Allexcept about fifteen houses were ucstroyed and men. women and children were forced ou tin discriminate'. Senator Burrows "who gave the or der to burn the town?" The Witness "Captain Glenn." "To whom did he give It?" "To Lieutenant Conger. He told the lieutenant to burn the town." "Did you hear him?" "I did." The witness also said that a neigh . boring town, containing about 12,000 reonle. had been burned, but that he j did not know who had given the order for Its destruction. ' He stated in reply to questions that the torture in all the instances men ; tioned had been conducted by the regu lar soldiers and that they had not fceen participated in by members oi his regi ment. After Mr. Davis was excused the com mittee went into executive session to consider the advisability of summon ing witnesses from the Philippines and other portions of the Orient to testify. Senator Rawlins submitted the fol lowing names as those of men whon he thought necessary to call: Amiinaldo Mabini. who -was one of i Aguinaldo's principal advisers: Sixto T.rmp who lias been ror several yeara I in the United States In the interest of ! Philippine Independence; Judge Pio del , Pilar, General Torres, Howard W. i Bray, an Englishman who spent many i years in the Philippines; and Robert M. . Collins and Harold Martin, press cor ' respondents. ' ' The committee postponed action until a full attendance of members of the committee could be secured. The Waller Trial. Manila, April 17 The mixed court martial, which tried Major Littleton W. T. Waller, of the marine corps, on the charge of executing natives of Samar without trial, today began the trial of Lieutenant Johh H. A. Day, of the ma rine corps, on the same charge. Lieu tenant Day testified in his own defense. He said the man shot January 19th was a spy. who was shot by Major Waller s orders, and added: "I ordered Private Kresge to fire at his head and ordered Megee to fire at the center of his back. After the shoot ing T saw a convulsive shudder of the man's shoulders, placed my own revol I ver to his forehead and shot him dead. i oraereu inc ! I j on the ground as an example iothe na AaA Major Waller testified that he orderea ! the shooting of eleven men januarj ntvi Knt donip. orderlne the execution of a man January 19th. He admitted he was ill at the time. Surtreon Love testified that Major Waller's temperature January 19th was 105. His Illness then was such that he was not fitted to command. It was likely he might have given the order &ta forgot all about it He thought an officer would have been Justified In dis obeying the order. Fire Insurance Squabble In Vlclta hnrg. Vlck?hurk. M&s.. April 17. Assistant Chief KsTks. of the fire department has resigned. The result will be a re organization of the fire department and a resumption of business by the fire Insurance companies, all of whom sev eral day ago hd refused to write any more risks ca Vlfksbun;. FOUR OUTLAWS CAFTtllED. Part of the Wright -Templet on Cans fn Custody. 3ristol. Tenn.. April 17. Four mem bers of the Wrlght-empleton gang were captured" today near Skcllun, Tenn., just over the Vlrglnla-Tennrs-sce line. The men captnred are known us Winiger, the Byington brotheis end Hargrove. They were taken to Git 5 City and Jailed. A large posse left there this afur noon in the hope of capturing Wright and Templeton and other members cf the gang. The four men caught today acknowl edge that the gang robbed stores at Skelton and other places, as has been reported of late, but they refuse to give further information. KILLS HIS RIVAL. Fatal Shooting Over a Lots Affair at Trinity, ST. C. Trinity, N. C, April 17. After being shot last night by Ed. Sawyer, his rival in love, Lawson Parker, aged 17 years, is dead and Sawyer has fled. Both Parker and Sawyer are white men of good morals. Parker had escorted the young lady home from a party when Sawyer waylaid him in th woods and shot him In the neck. THE BASES OF PEACE Practically Agreed Upon by the Negotiators at Pretoria. London. April 17. The Daily Mail claims to have authority to announce that bases of peace have been rac- Lically agreed upon at Pretoria, but says that some little time will elapse before the details of the plan can be perfected. The paper aads that upon finding that the British government refused on Wednesday, to modify its terms with regard to annesty, banishment and a representative government, the Boer' delegates met again on Thursday. The British decision, practically leav ing them the alternative of accepting the British terms or breaking up the conference, was then communicated to them .and the delegates proved much mor reasonable. When Lord Milner, the British high commissioner in South Africa, prom ised the delegates one or two seats on the executive council, subject to the approval of the government and pend ing the restoration of a representative government, they practically agreed to accept the British terms. . Some details, continues the Daily Mail, which are not likely to create difficulty, still remain to be settled. Lord Milner has summonde from Johannesburg an Australian expert who is to assist in estimateing the cost of re-building and re-stocking the Boer farms. The delegates, concludes the paper, have so far acted quite Independently of their representatives in Holland. WORSE FOR Bt'LLEn., Dispatches Spion as to Ills Defeat Kop Made Public. at London, April 17. All the official dis patches referring to the defeat sustain ed by the British troops under General Buller at Spion Kop, Natal, January 24, 1900, were made public today. Those hitherto unpublished merely emphasize how hopelessly muddled were the prep arations for that engagement. The con troversy between General Buller and General Sir Charles Warren Is proved to have been even more bitter than pre viously hinted at, while a new extract from one of Lord Roberta dispatches brings additional censure on General Buller. Lord Roberts declares that General Buller's endeavor to put the responsibility for the defeat on General Warren was not justifiable. General Roberts held that it was Buller's duty to intervene when he saw things were going wrong. The question of the responsibility for the actual retreat from Spion Kop is shrouded In a maze of dispatcnes. prov ing that a mistake was made In send ing a heliogram and there -was a gen eral desire to shirk the onus. INVESTIGATION AT CHALMETTE Or Drltlsh Securing Munitions ot War for Ue In South Africa. New Orleans, April 17. Colonel Crowder, the United States army officer who has been investigating tne report of an alleged British army post at Port Chalmette, today acknowledged that his investigations were nearlng a conclusion, and It Is belie ed that his report wll be forwarded to Washington by the end of the week. A complete account of the loading of the transport Michigan was the feature of today's evidence, along with a state ment by General Pearson. Colonel Crowder has handled the cas under three general heads as follows: 1. Port Chalmette as a possible base of supplies for the British annr and location of American mules and food supplies. "2. The shipping of Americans as muleteers and their exact relation to the war being waged; in other words, the logical position occupied by a man shipping as a muleteer on a British transport "3. The alleged shipments or guns and ammunition from Port Chalmette that have not appeared on the outward man ifest of the ships." Good for Rheumatism. Last fall I was taken with a very severe attack of muscular rheumatism which caused tne great pain and an noyance. After trying several pres criptions and iheumatic cures, I de cided to use Chamberlain's Pain Balm, which I had seen advertised In the South Jerseyman. After two applica tions of ths Remedy I was much better and after using one bottle, was com pletely cured. Sallle Harrlss. Sana), N. J. For sale KR.R. Bellamy. To .Tour the South In Interest of Education. New York. April 17. Another delega tion of men Interested In southern edu cation, similar to that whicn went last year, is to start next Monday, under the guidance of Robert C Ogdec. for a tour through the south. The visitors . will on Tuesday attend the celebration of the thirty-fourth anniversary of the founding of Hampton Institute of Hampton. Va. A UNITED FRONT TO BE MADE BY DEMOCRATS OF THE HOUSE THEIR CAUCUS LAST NICHT Resolution Adopted to Vote for all Motions on the Reciprocity IU11 Looking" to TaklaftT the Dif ferential off all Imported Sugar. TheResolutlia Adopted A Repub lican Offer to Abandon the Crnm paeker Resolution la Exchange for Democratic Sapport of the Bill. Washington, April IV The demo cratic members of the house held a iiicus tonight for the purpose, if pos- ible cf reaching an agreement to act as a unit upon the Cuban reciprocity 111 which is to be votel upon totior- row. rnose wno were instrumental in calling the caucus wanted the mem bers of their party to present a united front upon the proposition to take the differential off of refined sugar. Rep resentative Hay, of Virginia, presided and Representative Ccwherd, of Mis souri, acted as secretary. Ninety-four emocrats were present. From the very outset the caucus was of an exciting character. Mr. Under wood, of Alabama, who got the flocr immediately after the meeting wi called to order threw a bombshell into the caucus by announcing that over tures had come to him from the re publican side by which it was to be agreed that the republican leaders would abandon the Crumpacker reo- utlon to investigate the southern elec tion laws if th delegations from the states concernea (North Carolina. South Carolina. Alabama. Mississippi, Louisiana and V irginia) would aid the majority to close debate ard would vote against the appeals whic: will b taken from the decision of the chair when the motions to open up th? bill to general amendment, are ocred. Mr. Underwooo declined to give the name or the republican from whom these assurances regarding the aban donment of the Crumpacker resolution came, and, although arguing that it was to the Interests of the states in volved to accept the offer made, he stated that the agreeii-at had not been positively accepted ai.d for him self he agreed to abide by th? decision of the caucus. The democratic vote on Wednesday to close debate came prin cipally from the states mentioned above. Mr. Swanson, of Virginia, offered the first definite proposition for the cau cus to consider a resolution declaring it to be the sense of the caucus that the democrats should vote solidly against the demand for the previous question, in order to permit the admis sion of the amendments to reduce the tariff and upon the questions of the germaneness of such amendments, if necessary, to vote to overrule the chair. He argued strongly that the democrats should stand solidly for the motion to take off the differential on refined sugar, especially as there was at least a chance of winning a vic tory. To this resolution Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, offered a substitute, to bind the democrats to vote for all prop ositions involving a reduction of the tariff, but to leave every democrat free to vote his convictions upon Questions of parliamentary procedure. Mr. Wil liams maintained that under the cir cumstances it would be to the interest of the democrats from thp tntAi where representations were threatened by the Crumpacker resolution to abide by the understanding reached. During the heated debate that fol lowed Mr. Burleson, of Txas, asked Mr. Underwood if the republican lead ers had not silenced Mr. Crumpacker and his friends on the republican side. wno were opposed to the reciprocity bill, by agreeing to report the Crum packer resolution and if they were not now trying to create a defection on the democratic side by offering to kill the resolution. Mr. Bankhead, of Alabama, sided with Mr. Underwood and Mr. Williams. and Mr. Cooper, of Texas, and Mr. Brazeale, of Louisiana, with Mr. Swan son. The two latter strongly ureed their colleagues to vote to abolish the differential on refined sugar. The caucus by a very large majority. estimated at three to one, adopted the following resolution introduced by Mr. Swanson, of Virginia: "Resolved, That we favor the removal of the differential on refined sugar both from Cuba and elsewhere and be lieve that such amendments are prop erly in order, and we Insist that It is the duty of all democrats to vote when ever opportunity is given to have these amendments added to the pending bill providing ror cuhan reciprocity. We are opposed to the adoption cf the pre vious question when the bill Is reported to the house unless It shall have been properly amended In committee of the whole, as this will prevent an oppor tunity for Just and proper amendment with record votes on the same. "Resolved, further, that the action of this caucus Is binding." The caucus was rather turbulent dur ing the early part of the evening, but toward the close the differences disap peared and It broke up amid evidences of harmony an good feeling. The ac tion taken tonight binds the democrats to vote to abolish the differential on re fined sugar and against the previous question. A FA HILT TRGEDT. Two Men Killed One Fatally Wounds Ills Sister, the Wife of the Other. DeWItt. Ark., April 17. A tragedy oc curred six miles east of here yesterlay in which two men. Henry Hill and B. F. Dillon lost their Uvea and Mrs. D. F. Dillon was, perhaps, fatally wound ed. Henry Hill and his brother-in-law, B. F. Dillon were owners of adjoin ing farms, and a dispute had arisen re garding a cross fence between their places. Yesterday afternoon HllL it Is claimed, took his rifle and, going over to DiWon's, called the latter out on the front porch and shot him down, killing him. ? Mrs. Dilllon. who is Hill's sister, ran out of the house to her husband when. ft Is claimed. Hill shot her through the body. Walter Dim on, a son of the slain man and nephew of HllL arrived on the scene and shot HTI1 twice with a rifle, killing Hill Instantly. Mrs. Dilllon l stm alive, but in a precarious condition. CIIIXCSB KXCIXSIO Advocates of the House ItrMttt Ae eept the Seaate Dill, v Washington. April 17. The mnnbers of the house who have been chiefly la -terested in advuncinir the Chlccre ex clusion bill, after Informal confereaeea today, decided to acctpt the tenaU substitute adopted yesterday, contla ulng la force the present laws appljlaf them to our Insular posscssionj Representative Kaan. of Calif oral. who Introduced the drastic exclusion bill In the hou.f, and lltprrsentatlv Cooms. of California, who alied In per fecting It, both expressed the view taat the senate measure should be accepted as the best obtainable with the few days remaining before the Geary Itw SBHSvaMSBSSBBSBBSsasaaSB expires by limitation. This view waa made known tc Representative Per kins, of New York, who reported tbv house exclusion bill from the forcixa affairs committee. 'and an Informal un derstanding w 43 reached that of ths) California memoers were willing to ac cept the senate substitute this course undoubtedly would be taken by ta committee and the house. MOHGAN Jti CO. IN CONTROL. IonlsTlIlr and NashTllle Sow tlrely In their Haads New York.. April 17. The follewTaaj authoritative statement respecting ta Louisville and Nashville situation Wa made today by a member of the firm S J. P. Morgan & Co.: "The public, as well as the peers la tive community should bear In misst these three things: "1. There will be no 'corner.' "Z. There will be no contest far control. "3. J. P.Morgan absolutely controls Louisville and Nashville. "4. The first Is assured by Mr. Gate and the manner in which he haa dispon ed of his stock. Mr. Belmont's state ments are assurances as to the recona and J. P. Morgan & Co., are sponsors for the third. "Further. Louisville and Nashville will be operated in the future as it aaa been in the past and there will be a change. "J. P. Morgan & Co., say posltltvely that the present status. of the road re mains as it has been heretofore, except that J. P. Morgan controls and directs absolutely and without qualification. "Those who Intimate that Mr. Gate might possibly make trouble In the fu ture, or that he Is In any position t do so. are much mistaken. The only one to be reckoned with In the man la ment of Louisville and Nashville ta htr. Morgan. If that fact Is borne In mini there will be no misunderstanding and no need of guessing. The situation la controlled by him and that should be sufficient guarantee to everybody." Charles W. Gates, son of John W. Gates, made trips to the office of J. P. Morgan & Co.. during the morning and conferred with Mr. Perkins. Fran cm Lynde Stetson. Mr. Morgan's attorney, was closeted with other representatlfea of the firm and It was reported that al the essential details of the agree meat between Messrs. Belmont and Gates had been comrteted. Mr. Belmont had nothing to aay far publication. As foreshadowed yesterday, the reg ular monthly meeting of the Louisville and Nashville directors, scheduled for today, was indefinitely postponed for lack of a quorum. "The statement of J. P. Uorgaa Jb Co.. seems to be a very thorough .sum ming ud of the situation." said August Belmont. "It covers the ground and T have nothing to add to It." John W. Gates saw Mr. Perkins at noon, but he had nothing to say for publication, except to deny a rumer that a hitch had occurred In the agree ment negotiations. Mr. Gates when shown the Morgan statement bearing Mr. Belmont's en dorsement said: "I fully concur with the sentimesfr expressed In the statement and am g!o4 that they meet with Mr. Belmont's ap proval." The legal representatives of the form er contending Interests In Louisville and Nashville met In the afternoon and, according to trustworthy reports, set tled the terms of the agreement. It Is not likely that the exact details will be mad public, as all concerned sar the matter Is of a private and confidential character. Try Chamberlain's St.msch L. Ltver Tablets, the best physic For sale hf B. R. Bellamy. A flad Mnu' Reeord. San Antonio, Texas, April 17. Un known man who was recently shot amst killed by Officer Pink Taylor on Keuva treet, and whose body has beea Is the morgue since that time, has bees identified. A detective agency's record of the man is as follows: "O. C. Hanks, alias Camilla Banks, alias Charley Jones, alias Deaf Char ley, raised at Yorktown, DeWItt eoan- with assault: wanted in New UexIO for murder; arreted in Seton county. Montana, in 1832. and sentenced to tea years In the Dter Lodge penitentiary for holding up northrn Pacific train near Big Timber. Mont.; released 1WL Wanted for robbery of the Great Northern train at Wagner, Mont. July 2 190L" Fads of Millionaires. - All our great financiers havs Chctr fads. J. p. Morgan's hobby Is art. aa4 In a lesser degree yachting. John D. Rockefeller lies awaks nights thlnklsj of colleges which need endowments, aad incidentally enjoys golf. Andrew Caf negie concluded long ago that what we ordinary mortals need is books with a big B. and would rather endow a li brary than tell funny stories or play h th of wh,ch he can do welL t H. Harrlman is devoted to trottoing and f. V! ,horC8- anl takes more real de I . ht In his model farm at Arden and his annual horse show at Goshen than he does In marking Union Pacific op It Joints. James R. Keene. as a we well know, is a pillar of the turf, and nst been known to postpone Important bus iness matters to see a favorite borse carrv his colors to victory In some stake event. James Stlllman is devoted to the bicycle, and even the advent of ths more Imposing automobile has not es tranged him from his favorite pastinw George Gould Is essentially a "home man. but takes much pleasure in cut door sports. Polo particularly is bis hobby. Among others w have Jacob SLVt Zho wo2Id rather walk than 2f;jfe5erwn "sroan and Albert SSS ft? ? 5 voted t. the auto mobile, an fw L-w . ' ... . . a dozen each to chose from. Edwart King, president of . the Union Trv company, has rarely missed a dsv fa Tears from his horses ' bacr- Town Topiex . . ,