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COCK ISliAIND. rLIi.. TH U KSDAY, MATICII 7. 1!01.
PBICE THBEE CENTS.
MEETS IN CUBA
Constitutional Gathering As
sembles Again This
EXCITEMENT NOW ABATING
But it Will Take Little to
Arouse It Sheridan
Havana. March 7. The Cuban con
stitutional convention met at 3 o'clock
this afternoon and formally discussed
the plan of amendment. The politi
cal excitement is lessening somewhat.
Its continuance depends - upon the
attitude of the radical delegates. If
an impassioned appeal to the people
is issued, as it is rumored, the case
will cause demonstrations of protest
against the United States, but no up
rising is feared-
John Sheridan, formerly in charge
of the money order department of the
Havana postoflice. who was arrested
in January charged with the theft of
f 1,300, was sentenced today to two
jears' imprisonment and fined $ 1,300.
London, March 7. The war office
has the following from Kitchener:
"Pretoria, March 6 Litchenaburg is
being attackel by DaLirey'a forces.
Fighting continued all day long. The
garrison consists of 500 men with
two guns. Maj. Fledger and Lieut.
Hull are reported killed. I am send
L of don, March 7. Replying to a
question in the house of commons to
day Balfour said there had been com
munications between Kitchener and
Botha, but the government was not
in a position at present to make a
statement on the subject.
Bloemfontein, March 7. It is re
ported that De Wet is now without
guns and hard pressed.
THIS BLACK FIEND
WILL GET HIS DUES
Corsicana, Texas, March 7. At the
head of a mob of 200 citizens of this
county, Conway Younger is pursuing
the nero who assaulted his wife and
cut her throat last night. The cap
ture of the fugitive is but a matter of
time, for blood hounds are being
used. Nothing can save the pursued
man if captured.
FRYE AGAIN ELECTED:
Washington, March 7. The senate
today again elected William P. Frye
president pro tempore, and also con
firmed the nominations of Robert S.
McCormick, of Illinois, as minister to
Austria-Hungary, and Capt. Crowiu
shield, chief of the bureau of naviga
tion. DEWEY RECEIVES
SOME PRIZE MONEY
Washington, March 7. The treas
ury department today issued a war
rant in iavor t f Admiral George
Dewey, for $9,570 on account tf the
prize money found due bim from the
court cf claims for the destruction of
the Spanish fleet in Manila harbor
May 1, '08.
ThiilT TJionnnr1 Miles to VTrrl.
U.-H-iue. Wis.. March 7. After har
i;: traveled over .(.;(H miles 1o wed
!r. Henry M. Ir:ljr-ii:i n. of 'npe
Town. South Africa. jmmI Mi-s Tl.r
cnci It. .Iri:r-s. of the Arjrriitino Ke
public. formerly :i resilient of ("lueajro.
weip inside n);in mill wife here yester-
!:iy. A Her the ceremony t lie couple
It-ft for Kimberlcy. South Africa.
(it. Urasrj; Thinks of Moving.
! uiil du lnc. Wis.. March 7. Sen
r:il rr:i" will leave this week for
V:vIiIujrton. Hi' Is considering m.ik
Tiit; iior-i'- in the c.-ipitnl city. Mrs.
lir.-rjr will stay lien for a while, join
ing the general lu the summer.
liar ..ii Taking This nil-
llacine. Wis.. March 7. Milwaukee
owners of sand boats, which have, for
tin? past few years, beeu taking away
sand from the shore in tlri city, will
Ik- prosecuted if the practice is con
tinued. At s meeting of the common
council au ordinance was passed mak
ing it a misdemeanor to take sand
lioiu tho shore. The lowest fine for
the offense ia $-3 and the highest is
Man Who Goe to Aurtrla.
Chicago. March 7. Kobert S. Mc
f'nrmlck, who was yesterday 'appointed
minister to Austria, was once secre
tary of the United' States legation at
Ixmdon.- under Itolert T. I.ijnuiln. Me-Cortnick-js
a noted bibliophile and a
member of the. leading club? of this
city. airs. McCormlcK la "a (laughter
of the late Joseph MedilL
Bishop Had to Retreat,
Fort Wayne, Ind.f March 7. Bishop
Alerding has recalled the appointment
of Very Rev. J. II. Guendllng as pastor
of St. Vincent's, Logansport. The con
gregation threatened to appeal to Arch-
( bishop Martinelli and the bishop sur
renderee:. amer tiuenaiing was vicar
general, but was removed.
HOT FOB CAREIENATIONISM '
Michigan Prohibition lata BefuM to In
dorse the Kansas Smasher.
Kalamazoo, Mich., March 7. The
Prohibition state convention by an al
most unanimous vote refused to In
dorse .the work of Mrs. Carrie Nation
in smashing saloons in Kansas. Pro
fessor 1 C. Goodrich, of Ann Arbor,
was chairman, and the Rev. W. A.
Taylor, of riainwell, secretary. Ono
thousand and thirty-one dollars was
raised by subscription for work in the
state. Five thousand dollars was
asked. A plan was adopted to unify
I ho state and eounty work.
Hereafter all money raised after lo
cal expenses are paid -will be divided,
one-quarter to the county organization
and three-quarters to the state organ
ization, up to Jan. 1 15)02. The state
executive committee will apportion
000 among the counties this year. Wal
ter S. Western, of Adrian, was nomi
nated for supreme court justice and
Joshua Stansfield, of Bay City, and
Archibald Butters, of Charlevoix, for
Struck on a Point of Honli.
Bololt, Wis., March 7. Arthur Cady.
who was mixed up In the shooting case
it suiting In the suicide of Homer
Payne, was the cause of a threatened
strike at one of the big shops Tues
day, the men refusing to work in the
factory if Cady was iermitted to con
tinue his employment there. The man
ager of the shop discharged him.
Local Option Law Involved.
Washington. March 7. The United
States supreme court has advanced to
the third Monday in the next term of
-ourt the hearing of the case of Al
fred V. Booth, involving the constitu
tionality of the Illinois anti-option law.
Strike Among Railway Shop Hands.
Cedar Rapids. Ia.. March 7. Two
hundred men in the Burlington, Cedar
Rapids and Northern shops struck
against the Inauguration of the piece
work system. The strike may extend
to other shop men.
Oshkosli Would Own Waterworks.
Baraboo. AVis.. March 7. At a spe
cial meeting of the city council it was
decided that the citj' would not take
the primary steps necessary in order to
purchase the waterworks plant. The
officials ascertained that it would cost
at least $2,000 to have the plant ap
praised and as near as could belearned
from reliable sources it Is believed that
the valuation would be at least $150.-
OOO, which is more than the city cared
Legs and an Ann Torn OA.
South Bend, Ind., March 7. Tues
day morning while Albert Suit, a pa
per mill employe, was in the basement
adjusting a belt, his clothing caught
in a pulley and both legs and one arm
were torn off, and his ribs fractured.
He was thrown lifeless and naked up
on the floor, where his body was after
ward found. He came from Starke
county, and had a wife and three
Two Ilabes Cremated.
Marion. Ind.. March 7. The son and
daughter of Mrs. Perry Peele, a wid
ow, living at Matthews, near here,
were burned to death. The children
were left alone in the room while their
mother visited a neighlwr. It is sup
posed they pulled coals out on the
floor. The girl was aged 3V& and the
boy 1 years.
Homicide Plead Self-Defense.
Freeport, Ills., March 7. Roy Pow
ell, who is under arrest here for the
murder of Woodbury Workinger, six
teen miles from here, and who has
been Indicted for the crime, yesterday
morning made a confession to his
brother, saying he killed Workinger on
the afternoon of Feb. 11, and pleading
Pioneer Kebraskan Dead.
Lincoln, Neb., March 7. David
Brown, a member of the lower house
of the legislature from Otoe county,
died yesterday at his home In Nebras
ka City as a result of an attack of
pneumonia contracted in Lincoln. He
was elected as a Republican. Brown
was G4 years old.
NEW S FACTS IN OUT LINE
The census returns show the city
of Bombay has 770,O(0 inhabitants, a
decrease of 50,000, due largely to the
A design for a naval memorial arch
and water gate in Battery park, New
York, has been accepted.
John If. Rockefeller has given 110.
OOO for a dormitory at Vassar.
Lord Rosebery asks a secret parlia
mentary Inquiry Into the alleged de
fieieneeies of the war office.
England's new budget is likely to
include a duty on sugar imports.
It is reported in Rome that Ambas
sador Fava will be recalled from
Raymond Farrar, shot in a primary
light at Chicago, is recovering.
Mother Shevlin. mother of four no
torious Chicago criminals. Is dead.
There are forty-two fresh cases of
smallpox and a total number of small
pox patients In hospital of435 at Glas
gow. The Missouri ' house has passed a
bill appropriating $1,000,000 for the
state exhibit- at St. Loui9 in 1903.
The paper-hangers 6trike at Pitts
burg is practically over, seventeen
firms out of twenty-two having signed
A report from China via Victoria, B.
C says the Peking authorities Intend
ed to boil the legationers alive if they
caught them. .'-
New Zealand will submit to referen
dum the question whether she shall
jpia the commonwealth of Australia.
NEW EDEN 111 AFRICA
Where Every Prospect Pleases
and Even Man Doesn't Seem
To Be Vile.
THAT IS, IN SOME OF THE EEGIONS
Because the Slave Trader lias Anni
" hilated Him Iand Fairly "Flow
ing with Milk and Honey."
Chicago. March 7. William Stamps
Cherry, the African explorer who re
cently returned to this country, last
night, with the aid of a stereopticau,
entertained the members of the Chi
cago Press club. He made public for
the first time many of his discoveries,
and spoke Interestingly of his many
adventures in Central Africa. The
stereoptican slides were made from
hundreds of photographs which the
explorer obtaiued while traveling in
the interior and which gave authentic
pictures of African life. Cherry told
of his exploration of the immense Kot
to region, and the finding of three
new native tribes the N'gozzias,
Breeas and Lindas in this hitherto
inaccessible country, his discoveries lu
natural history, including two new
species of antelope and one of small
elephants, producing no Ivory, or lu
other words having no tusks.
Talked of the Cannibal Tribes.
He gave a graphic description of his
life among the different cannibal tribes,
and said his observations and studies
of their arts and customs to the mi
nutest details will answer many ques
tions regarding their past history and
present life. He also spoke of the
importance of impressing upon the
American people the great future of
this immense unknown country, which
In spots Is entirely uninhabited. but yet
abounds in wonderful resources.
Pound Coffee Growing Wild.
On this latter subject Cherry said:
"I have found wild coffee which is
pronounced first class in flavor and
which can be gathered by tons; also
a wild vanila and a species of wild
! olive. The forests are immense and
represent the finest timber in the
world. They are full of unknown nuts
and wild fruits, peculiar In shape and
flavor, but many of them pleasant to
the taste, and which will Itecome well
known and useful in civilized couu
tries." IAXD FERTILE AND WELL-WATERED
Rubber Vine Grows Luxuriantly Tropi
cal Fruits Galore.
Proceeding to a more detailed de
scription he said: '"Most of the laud
over which I traveled is very fertile,
and Is watered by creeks and rivers so
numerous that it is unnecessary to
carry water for drinking purposes. The
banks of th rivers and creeks are gen
erally fringed by heavy wood." The
rubber vine, which grows here in its
greatest luxuriance, will furnish oue
of the most profitable commercial
products of this whole region. Ba
nanas, pineapples, oranges, lemons and
all tropical fruits grow in such abun
dance that there is little use for a ua
tive to work more than an hour a day.
"Rice, corn, sweet potatoes and pea
nuts are some of the foods that are
frequently found, and which grow like
weeds, with but little attention: the
manioc and yam and a great many
other fruits, vegetables and grains un
known to the people of the temperate
zone grow there abundantly. Tobacco
and sugar mm flourish as in their na
tive soil. The natural advantages of
the United States were far less help
ful to our forefathers than the foods
of Africa offer to the pioneer of the
"The geographical position is the
finest of any country, and the rail
roads of the future will open up this
vast region to commerce and immigra
tion and I look forward to the time
when the cities of Africa, situated on
the banks of some of these beautiful
rivers with their myriads of Islands
and dashing cataracts, will be the
most picturesque of the world."
Cherry spoke about the slave-raiding,
saying that the general impression
was that it had been partially done
away with, but that when he reached
the interior he found the curse fully
as bad as In the days when Living
NEW CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION MOVE
HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE AT SPKINGFIELD.
Springfield, March 7. The lirst es
sential step toward a constitutional
convention for Illinois has already
been taken. A joint resolution sub
mitting the question to a vote of the
people is now being drafted for pre
sentation in the bouse. Speaker
Sherman has personal charge of the
matter. To get it before tho legisla
ture, therefore, is onlv a matter of
This resolution, like one for a con
stitntional amendment, must hi
passed by a two-thirds vote of both
nouses. Then the people mast vote
the proposition up or down at the
succeeding election, which 'in this
case will be the fall election of 1902
The prospect is good for Chicago
to get the constitutional relief it has
, been clamoring for so long. It is also
Cook countv a chance to smother tae
jMcKenzie resolution for a constitu
tional amendment limiting Cook's
representation in the general assem
bly to one-third thereof nnlesa Cook
is afraid a constitutional convention
might put in the proposed limitation.
Jf the resolution for a convention
is passed it will naturally absorb
stone Journeyed through Africa, cner
ry found whole regions depopulated by
the slave-raiders, and when he arrived
at the Kotto river the country had
just been raided by an Arab chief,
who did his work in such a thorough
manner that a whole tribe was anni
hilated and the entire country was in
a greatly damaged condition.
WORSE THAN CUBA'S CASE
Horrors of War as Aliased of the Annual
San Francisco, March 7. According
to V. II. Pfttros, a railroad man, who
has arrived here from South America,
the war uow in progress in Colombia
Is characterized by brutality on both
:des. In the far interior, says Putros,
the Federals, before beiug driven out,
slaughtered every jierson that fell into
their hands, excepting only, a few
women. At Chluipa adhereuts of
Marosquin. retreating, came upou au
inn near the town and took possession
The person in command of this party
was Meliton Zuhiae. who at present
has charge of the artillery at Bogota.
Theophile Ortiz, the son of the owner
of the inn, was found within aud made
a prisouer. Having ascertained that
the young man's father was a rebel,
Zubia ordered hiui to be tortured. He
was finally, according to Putros, im
paled by his chiu on a hook driven
into the door, and his hands nailed to
the sides of the entrance, fin this way,
after a series of struggles, lie soon died.
STUCK ON THE HERO
Woman to Whom the Moy In Klue Is 91iu
ply Irresistible. -
Cincinnati, March 7. Mary Rushart
was fascinated with soldiers, and it
led to her downfall and divorce. Nich
olas Rushart told Judge Smith that
his wife took a fancy to the soldiers
passing through ibis city during the
Spanish-American war. aud met a good
many of them. She corresponded
with them, and in those letters he dis
covered the evidence of her guilt.
She was at market one day, and he
rummaged around the house and found
niueteen letters from soldiers,- some
in the Philippines, others in Alaska,
others in Cuba, and still others in oth
er parts of the world, and all of the
character mentioned. She ' was con
fronted with the situation and con
fessed. He left her. and they have
I'.ot lived together since.
THROWS AT THE KAISER
Epileptic Heaves a Visi t of Iron at Eui
Breinen. March 7. While K in peror
William was driving from the Raths
keller to the railway station here yes
terday a workman named Dietrich
Aciland threw a piece of iron into his
majesty's carriage. Weiland was im
The emperor is said to have been
slightly injured on the cheek, bnt he
continued without interruption. Wei
laud, who is an epileptic,' gave confus
ing answers to the police regarding
Young Woman Found Dead.
Warrensburg. Mo., March 7. Will
iam Wisely, colored, was placed in jail
at Kuobuoster, ten miles east of War
rensburg yesterday, charged with mur
dering Nellie Allen, a 17-year-old white
girl. The girl's body was found in the
middle of the street near Mrs. Allen's
home Tuesday night. The coroner s
jury found that death was caused by
vioience and charged Wisely on the
testimony of the dead gill's mother,
with being responsible for the crime.
Wisely declared his innocence.
He Was Cleaning: a Loaded Gun.
Apollonia. Wis.. March 7. While
Fred Stanfest was cleaning a breech
loading shotgun at his home, five
miles north of this place.' a loaded
shell left in the gun was accidentally
discharged and the contents entered
and passed through the calf of his
wife's leg. A physician arrived just
In time to stop 'the bleeding, which
was rapidly ebbing -the woman's life
away. Mrs. t:infesfs condition is
Weridinr Were All in the Family.
Kenosha. Wis.. March 7. A unique
wedding occurred at the home of Hen
ry C. Blanchard. west of this city,
Wednesday, when Charles n. Blanch
ard married Marian Van Alstine. A
few minutes later Edwin Van Alstine.
a brother of the bride, of Mr. Blanch
ard. married Grace E. Blum-hard, a
sister of t he groom in the former mar
riage. The two couples were the only
children of two families.
the McKcnzie resolution, as well as
many other legislative projects now
in the formative 8tge. It is esti
mated that a definite step toward
constitutional revision would reduce
by at least one-half the number of
subjects, apart from appropriations,
on which this legislature is expected
to act. There will be no occasion for
legislative action if there is a likeli
hood of constitutional action.
Among them are these subjects, in
which CooV county and Chicago are
especially interested: -
Abolition of township organizations
within the city of Chicago.
Consolidation of all the tax'iDg bod
ies in Chicago.
Consolidation of city and county
Achievement of the Greater Chi
Correction of justice-shop evils by
anbstitntion of some form of district
or city courts and by abolition of
Changes in the revenue law.'
Changes in the school. -law and or
ganization of tbe board of. education.
. - -t
Determination -.of -. the powers of
- ' J'
GAGE AflO HIS CRITICS
Meet Up at the Capital and Ex
change a Few Bits of
TWO VIEWS Of THE NATIONAL BILL,
One Democratic and the Other Re
publican Morgan on Treaty
Obligations Capital Notes.
Washington, March 7. Tue delega
tion of the Illinois Manufacturers' as
sociation which Tuesday called on Sec
retary age to protest against his ac
tion in declaring a countervailing duty
against Russian beet sugar has re
ceived the reply of the secretary to
their criticism. The protest was pre
Fented by Martin B. Madden, who said
his association represented a constitu
ency of "00,000 employers and work
ers iu Illinois, whose combined produc
tion amounted to $2,000.000,0(!0 an
nually. He said that not only these
people but all the manufacturers and
wage-earners of the United States
would be injured if retaliatory meas
ures are to be euforced against our
manufactured products because of the
recent decisiou of the treasury of coun
tervailing Russian duties, etc., etc.
Muiidt Gives Some Information.
William C. Mundt. who was a spe
cial representative of the McCormick
Harvesting Machine company, made a
supplementary statement in which he
said: "For your information I desire
to point out that on one single item in
our shipments to Russia this season
the proposed extra duty will amount
to SS.OOO. This item represents but a
quarter of our total shipments to Rus
sia this year. But a very small por
tion of our machines lias asyet reached
that couutry: the mass is still afloat,
aud cannot be landed until after the
proposed advance on the part of Rus
sia has gone into effect. We feel that
In the event of its irnjiositioii we shall
suffer from what appears to us as a
And Receives Some in Return.
In reply to this statement Secretary
Gage said: "Will you kiudly state
the items of shipment that you refer
to on which you will have to pay &S.
(W0 more duties than you contem
plated by reason of Russia's late ac
tion?" Muldt iinswercd: "Yes. sir.
The secretary - replied: "I am in
clined to the opinion that they are not
touched at all. Mowers are not in
cluded iu the order. In fact, there are
a very large number of articles manu
factured in the Fuited States not in
cluded in the orders of advance. Ag
ricultural implements of all kinds are
specially excepted from the operations
of the Russian order."
Gage Sl ill Further Ciives Information.
The secretary also explained at some
length I hat it was perfectly useless for
any association of manufacturers or
any one else to demand of the treas
ury department the repeal of the coun
tervailing duty order. The duty in
question, he said, was imposed in
obedience to the law of congress, and
was a matter over which the treasury
department had no control except to
carry out the law.
FROM TWO POINTS OF VIEW
Are Presented .Some Comments on the Ap
propriations of Congress.
Washington, March 7. Cannon,
chairman of the house committee on
appropriations, and Livingston, the
senior Democratic member of the com
mittee, have prepared statements of
the appropriations of the Fifty-sixth
congress. Both place the total appro
priations for the congress at $1,440,
OU2.545. placing those for the first ses
sion at $710,150,802, aud for the second
at $720,91 1,kS3. Cannon publishes a
table showing the expenditures of the
previous congress at $1,5(.21.617, and
Livingston makes a comparison with
the Fifty-fourth congress; which ap
In his statement Cannon says: "The
appropriations of the session just clos
ing aggregate, as nearly as can be as
certained at this time, $720,911,683.
This sum includes $123,782,088 for the
postal service and $53,000,000 for the
sinking fund. The increase over the
cities to confer franchise grants on
corporations and to regulate such cor
porations performing semi-public
functions, which question embraces all
that is meant by "home rule for cities,"
ail varieties of municipal ownership
projects now before the legislature,
and all proposed statutes for controll
ing or regulating traction, gas, elec
tric, telephone and other semi-public
Tbe bills relating to all of these
subjects are manifestly temporary ex
pedients a mere nibbling around the
edges of subjects which need to be
chewed and digested.
Speaker Sherman is taking a deeper
interest in this constitutional revision
question than in any other at thia
time, not even excepting reapportion
ment. His own mind has been made
up for a long time on the need of a
complete recasting of the document of
1870. He is so interested that a seat
in the proposed constitntional conven
tion is tbe only political honor to
which, on his own word, he now
aspires.- Judge Tnley's fear.- ex
pressed not long ago, was that a con
stitutional convention, if held now,
would be ruled by the corporations.
appropriations made at. the nrsf ses
sion of this congress is less than $20,
Ooo.ooo; and this sum is more than
accounted for by the increase of $10,
124.450 made ou account of the postal
service and by $13,513,057 in tbe bill
that provides for the maintenance of
our naval establishment and for the
construction, armor, and armament of
the new ships of the navy.
"The total appropriations made at
the two sessions of this, the Fifty
sixth, congress are $128,150,092 less
than the appropriations made during
the two regular sessions of the preced
ing congress." He then ligures out a
surplus of $30,000,000 in 1902.
Livingston says that "the Fifty
fourth congress was the last one that
made appropriations for the support
of the government prior to the begin
ning of the Spanish-American war.
The Fifty-sixth congress is the lirst
congress appropriating for the support
of the government since the close of
the so-called Spanish-American war.
The difference between the appropria
tions made by the Fifty-sixth congress
and those made by the Fifty-fourth
congress amounts to $395,482,272. Dur
ing the session just closed the demands
of the people through their represent
atives for the construction of the
Nicaragua canal, have gone unheeded;
for new public 'buildings they have
been persistently denied. The river
and harbor bill has been permitted to
fail. The payment of just claims of
honest people against the government
has not been provided for.
"The most casual examination of
this table makes comment practically
unnecessary. It shows that the army
for each of the two years prior to
the Spanish-American war cost a little
over $23,000,000. aud but little more
than $40,000,000 for the two years
covered by the Fifty-fourth congress,
while for the army, for each of the
two years since that war 1901 and
19(12 it costs nearly $115,000,000, or
$230,000,000 for the two years, exclu
sive of deficiencies that has bem pro
vided for in large sums out of appro
priations made for expenses of the
Spanish war during the Fifty-fifth con
gress. "The navv cost for the two years
1897-1898 $C3.502.( km I. while for the
years 1001 and l!Mr2 these appropria
tions amount to nearly $144.OO0.(o0.
For the payment of pensions theappro
priations show an iucrease of nearly
?S.000.0O0 for the two years. In a
word, this table shows that the price
to the people of the policy of this
administration that has been thrust
upon them by the Ilepuhllean party is
in round numbers $4 K1.000.000 within
a period of two years, and the half
that is contemplated has not yet been
put iu operation.
MORC.AX OX TREATY RIGHTS.
John Bull Has None We Are Bound to
Respect in Nicaragua.
Washington. March 7. The most in
teresting feature of the senate execu
tive session yesterday was Morgan's
start on a speech giving his view of
respect for treaties, apropos of the
Cla y ton-Bu 1 wer con ven t ion.
He regarded the t'layton-Bulwer
treaty in the nature of an alliance, "a
shameful alliance" with Creat Britain,
and denounced any suggestion of the
inability of the United States to sever
such an alliance without incurring the
penalties of a war. He maintained
that in spite of the silence of Great
Britain the United States could abro
gate the treaty at any time, and until
it was abrogated it would act as a
clog upon the extension of the com
merce of this country. Morgan spoke
nearly two hours and was not done.
His warnings to Great Britain -were
particularly notable. He dec-la red
that if Great Britain should endeavor
to enforce the terms of the treaty the
effort would result in a war in which
the great empire, "which had controlled
for scores of years the commerce of
the world, would be swept .from jow
er. and her king would be left with
only sovereignty over, bis own island.
Senate Executive Session.
Washington. March 7. Vice Presi
dent Koosevelt. when lie appeared at
his desk to call the senate to order
yesterday was applauded by the galler
ies which were immediately informed
that they would be cleared upon any
repetition of the applause. The amend
ment to the rules of the senate plac
ing a limit upou debate "was referred
to the committee ou rules. Morgan
advocated the arbitrary abrogation of
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, ignoring
Great Britain as a party, aud practi
cally told her that if she resented it
we would destroy her empire and
leave King Edward not even his na
Novel Position or CoU Bay.
Washington, March 7. Secretary
Hay has been forced to testify to his
own ability and fidelity. Yesterday
he signed his own commission, as he
is required to sign all the commissions
of cabinet officers, and he thereby de
clared that he imposed implicit confi
dence in himself and in his own fidel
ity aud ability.
REFLECTS ON THE SOLO NS.
Bill That Has Created Trouble Among
Madison, Wis.. March 7. A sensa
tion was caused in the legislature yes
terday when it became known that
the judiciary committee of the assem
bly had leen -asked to report a bill
which puts every member of the legis
lature under the ban of suspicion. It
Is stated that the bill has the govern
or's support. It provides In substance
that before signing a bill, the governor
may conduct an investigation to de
termine how much money was spent
to secure its passage, and every person
who works to secure the passage of a
bill is required uudcr a penalty of $1
000 to make a sworn statement as to
the information desired by him.
The committee placed tbe bill upon
its calendar for consideration. The
proposed measure aroused those who
knew about it as members are seldom
aroused. They regarded It as a seri
ous reflection upon their integrity and
were astounded that the governor
should have made a proposition which
stamps them in the eyes of the public
as men.w iaeaoJU-trjatl.
President Nominates Illinois
Politician for Federal
IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT
Gov. Yates Hastily Sum'
moned Home By His
Washington, March 7. The presi
dent today sent to the senate the nomin
ations of j. Otis Humphrey and Thom
as Worthington, judge and attorney
respectively, of the southern district
Tatcs Hastily gammoned Home.
Springfield. March 7. Gov. Yates
has been hurriedly summoned to re
turn from Washington by the serious
illness of his mother at Jacksonville.
HOLDS FIRST SESSION
Honolulu, March 1, via San Fran
cisco. The first territorial legislature
of HawaU began its sessions in Hono
lulu, Feb. 20, and has been in session
ever since. J. A. Atkins, independent,
half Hawaiian and half Chinese, was
made speaker of tbe house. Dr.
Nicolas Russell, of Hawaii, was elected
president of the senate. Russell ia a
MORE RAILROAD MEN
STRIKE AT CEDAR RAPIDS.
Cedar Rapids. Iowa, March 7. One
hundred and fifty more employes in
tbe Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern railroad Bhops went on a
strike today in sympathy with the
machinists who struck against the in
troduction of the piece-work system.
Three hundred and fifty are now out.
BUZZ SAW KILLS ONE:
INJURES FIVE OTHERS
Galesbur. 111., Mutch 7. By the
bursting of the castings on a portable
sawmill, operated near Galesburg, to
day a buzz saw was released from its
bearings and killed the engineer,
Harry Griffin, and woundet five other
DIES IN OMAHA.
Omaha, Neb., March 7. Frederick
Metz, Sr., president of the Metz
Bros. Brewing company, and one of
the wealthiest men in the state, died
this morning, aged 74.
LITTLE NOW NEEDED
FOR THE NEW THEATRE.
The amount necessary to complete
the subscription for tbe new Rock
Island theatre is small, and there
is little fear that the project
will be let fail when so near success.
J. B. Arthurs and committtemen are
continuing their canvass today and
are meeting with encouragement of
the kind that promises well for the
winding up of the preliminary work
at an early date. There are many
people who have not yet been seen
and when called upon should do their
part. George H. Johnston would
have arrived from St. Louis today
but for sickness in his family.
He is expected before the end of the
week, coming here in anticipation of
the closing of the canvass, to make a
selection of a building site and fur
ther the plans for the erection of the
building the first thing in the spring.
Dewey's Cousin Here.
Adelbert M. Dewey, a second cousin
of Admiral George Dewey, and the
author of "The Dewey Family in
America for Three Hundred Years"
and "Life and Letters of Admiral
Dewey.1 arrived in Davenport yester
day. In his capacity as special agent
of the United States department of
labor Mr. Dewey is here to inquire
into all strikes and lockouts which
have occurred in this locality during
1899 and 1900. His investigations
will be chielly confined, however, to
the machinists' strike at the arsenal
in the spring of 1899, and tht sarpen
ters' strike last spring and ummer.
One of Her Ways.
"The ways of the female shopper
are beyond tbe ordinary salesman's
ken," said a disgusted optician who I
in business in the shopping section of
tbe city. "A woman came In here the
other day and asked the prices of all
kinds and styles of spectacles and eye
glasses known to those In the trade.
Finally, after a half hour's quizzing,
she rustled out with the remark:
Thank you, I expect to get a pair of
glasses for a birthday present, and I
just wanted to know about the prices
of them.' " Philadelphia Record. '