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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
NORFOLK , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , APRIL 18 , 1002. * . n * s * * 10 Cushman Declares Arbitrary Power is Vested in Speaker. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS MENACED. Supporters of Cuban Reciprocity Measure Will Press for a Vote Today - day Democrats Take a Stand on the Pending Bill. Washington , April 18. General < lc- Imte on the Cuban reciprocity bill closes today at 3 o'clock and It Is the Intention of the house leaders , If pos sible , to force a final vote on the pas sage of the bill before adjournment tonight. The Democrats are badly epllt on the bill. The opponents of the bill occupied most of the time of the debate yesterday , the feature being n vigorous speech by Cushman ( Hep. , Wash. ) against the measure. Gush- man arraigned the'committee on rules and the house leaders In a breezy and at times a sensational fashion. A portion tion of his criticism was In a semi- humorous vein , but some of It was decidedly caustic. * "I make the statement on this floor now , said Mr. Cushman , "that no member who Introduces a bill not a private bill can get It considered un less U suits the speaker , and if any one wants to dsny that , I am In a per sonal position and In a clearly happy frame of mind right now to give a little valuable testimony on that point. Who Is the speaker of this house that sets , up his Immaculate judgment to judge on every bill that Is introduced ? When a member Intro duces a public bill in this house it is referred to a comm.ttee. who pass judgment on It , recommend it for passage , and then it goes on the cat endar. It ought to be called a ceme tery , for therein He the whitening bones of legislative hopes. When the bill Is reported , what does the mem ber who Introduced It and who is charged by his constituency to secure its passage do ? He cither consents that the bill may die on the calen ilar , or he puts his manhood and his Individuality in his pocket and goes trotting down that little pathway that leads to the speaker's room. All the glory that clustered around the holy of holies In King Solomon's temple looked like thirty cents ( prolonged laughter and jpplause ) , yes , looked like twenty-nine cents , compared with that jobbing department of this govern , nient. I make no onslaught on the In dividual. I have a high regard for the .speaker of this house personally , but the fact is that we have adopted a set of rules in this body that are an abso lute disgrace to the legislative body. We need to restore this house to the great patriotic plane on which the fathers of the republic placed It , where every Individual on this floor stands on an equal plane with every other. We operate here under a set of rules confessedly designed to belittle 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 enjoyed by oriental despot. The system Is rotten at both ends. It Is rotten at one end because It robs the Individual members in this house of the power that the constitution of the United States and his credentials ns a member on this floor entitle him to ; It Is rotten at the other end be cause It vests power in men that have no right to It. and ofttime places on them duties that they have no capacity to fulfill. " DeArmond , one of the leading Dem ocrats of the house , delivered a forci ble speech In favor pf tariff reduction on trust articles. The other speakers were Pierce ' ( Tenn. ) , Douglass ( N. Y. ) and Lacey ' ( la , ) for the bill , and Jenkins ( Wis. ) , Galnes ( W. Va. ) , Warner ( Ills. ) , Gard \ ner ( Mich. ) , Jones ( Wash. ) and Loud ( Cal. ) against it. Loud declared that directly and Indirectly Culm already had cost the United States $100.000- 000. President Compliments Bell. Washington , April 18. Adjutant General Corbln has sent the following cable message to General Chaffee at Manila. The acting secretary of war directs mo to Inform you that the president wishes through you to ex press his gratification and the gratifi cation of the American people at the results of the campaign of Brigadier General J. Franklin Dell and the offi cers and men of his command in the Batangas and Laguna provinces , which culminated in the surrender of the In surgent forces under Malvar , and which will further extend the territory In which civil government Is oxor- . clsed. Bocas Del Toro In Danger. Colon , Colombia , April 18. Govern or Salaaar , who Is still at Colon , con siders the situation at Bocas del Toro to bo serious. Ho Id sending hencn additional reinforcements and Is do ing his utmost to prevent the town from falling Into the hands of the lib erals. L' X Queen Wllhelmlna Better. Amsterdam , April 18. The cause of Queen Wllholmlna's illness is preina turo childbirth. An official bulletin says her majesty passed a somewhat less tranquil night. The fever , how ever , has not Increased and her condl lion Is comparatively satisfactory. IS TO VISIT CUBA. of War Will Personally Su perintend the Removal of Troops , New York , April 18. Secretary Root started for Cuba yesterday on the steamship Hsperanza. Discussing his trip , ho said : "I am going down to look over the field and lay plans for the withdrawal of our troops from the Island on May 20. There Is no great significance In my trip. I want to bo on the ground and see for myself Just what the sit uation demands before I Issue the final orders. " The secretary would not discuss the prospect of the new Cuban govern ment. "I am not prophesying , " he said. "My function ends with carrying out the orders of the government to wlthdiaw our troops und leave every thing In as good condition as possible for the now Cuban government to takes control. " Mr. Root would not discuss his order : o General Chaffee to court-martial General Jacob Smith. "I have said all I Intend to on that subject In my order to General Chaf fee. " he said. "Some of the cojiirts-mar- tlal will be held In this cotrntry be cause the regiments from which wit nesses are needed have been brought homo and It will be much easier to se cure the evidence wanted here than In Manila. I cannot now say whether any of the officers against whom charges have been preferred will bo tried In Manila. " SOLDIERS TORTURE NATIVES. Another Witness Tells the Senate Committee About the Water Cure. Washington , April IS. Edward J. Davis of Greerifield , Mass. , who was a sergeant In company M , Twenty-sixth volunteer Infantry , was before the senate committee on the Philippines yesterday. He was present In the con vent at Igbaras Nov. 27 , 1900 , when the "water cure" was administered to the presldente of the town of Igbaras , as testified to by Sergeant Ulley and Private Smith and related the Inci dents connected therewith. Mr Davis also gave the details of the burning of the town of Igbaras , which , ho said , contained about 10,000 people , but no business place. The order to destroy the town was given by Captain Glenn and executed by Lieutenant Conger. VOLCANOES ARE IN ACTION. Eruption Follows an Earthquake In the New Hebrides Islands. Vancouver , V . C. , April 18. Advices from .Australia state that on the 10th of last month the New Hebrides Isl amis were shaken by an earthquake The shocks subsided next day some what , but at Intervals were renewed throughout the week. Six hours after the first trembling the city became a blaze of light am Alberlm , Lopevl and Tlngoa- volcanoes burst into action , the last named blow Ing out a new throat Into the sea and sending a great waterspout over the land. The devastation caused by the earthquake was widespread. Sexton Succeeds Whitfield. St. Joseph. April 18. Vice President Burns of Colorado Springs called a meeting of the Western League magnates - nates to order here late last night. M. H. Sexton , president of the "Three I" League , was chosen president , suc ceeding the late James Whltflold. Sale of Shorthorns at Indlanola. DCS Molnes , April 18. The sale of pure bred shorthorn cattle belonging to Brown & Randolph Bros , took place at Imlianola yesterday. The highest price was | 3,500 paid for Victoria , of Village park , and bull calf , sold to N A. Llnd , Rolfe. la. TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD. The German tariff on bacon was fixed at ? 9 per 200 pounds by the relchstag committee. Three atempts at suicide , two o which were successful , Isv the record of Springfield , Ills. , for one day. The G. H. Hammond company let the contract for a $2,000,000 packing plan at the Union stock yards , Chicago. Now York Central stockholders , at a meeting in Albany , authorized the capital Increased from $115,000,000 to $150,000,000. The Vanderhilt Interests are said to bo disturbed by recent sales of North western railroad stocks , as their con trol depends on proxies , which maybe bo lost. The details of the Louisville ant Nashville railroad agreement was kep from the public , but the belief is general oral that southern linos' competition will end. The railroad companies get the chle profit from the injunctions against re bates and rate cutting. Besides hlghe rates , the roads keep all rebates no yet called for. President-elect Palma started for Cuba Thursday and outlined his firs message. The American dollar will bo the Cuban standard and the United States nlono will get a reciprocity agreement. The Arkansas Federation of Worn an's clubs adopted a resolution oppos ing any compromise measure whlcl shall leave loopholes by which colored women may enter the general Fedora tlon of Woman's clubs. O. S. Kliuball , aged CO , a mcmbo of the Emerson Piano company , died Thursday on a ranch near Phoenix A. T. , of consumption. Interment wll bo In Boston , Twenty hours before his death , Klmball was married to Mis Lottlo I. Wells , aged 41. Basis of Peace Said to Have Been Agreed Upon. DETAILS YET TO BE SETTLED. .ondon Paper Claims to Have Author * Ity for Making the Announcement. Asserts British Ultimatum Was De livered and Accepted. London , April 18. The Dally Mall claims to huvo authority to nnnounco .hat the bases of peace hnvo been prnc- : lcully agreed on ut Pretoria , hut Bays hut some little time will elnpHO be > 'ore the details of the plan can bo per fected. The paper adds that upon finding .hat the British government refused on Wednesday to modify Its terms with regard to amnesty , banishment and a responsible government , tho. Uoer delegates mot again on Wiursday. 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 more reasonable. When Lord Mllner , the Biltlsh high commissioner in South Africa , promised the delegates one or two seats In the executive council , sub ject to the approval of the government and pending the restoration of a re sponsible government , they practically agreed to accept the British terms. Some details , continues the Dally Mall , which arc not likely to crcato difficulty , still remain to be settlod. Lord Mllner has summoned from Jo hannesburg an Australian expert , who Is to assist In estimating the cost of rebuilding and restocking the Boer farms. The delegates , concludes the paper , have so far acted quite Inde pendently of their representatives In Holland. Boer Leaders Disagree. London , April 18. Serious differ ences. It Is said , have arisen between the Transvaal and Free State dele gates who are discussing peace terms at Pretoria. General Botha and ActIng - Ing President Schalkburger , it Is re ported , have given the Free State rep resentatives until April 21 to como to a decision , threatening that there after the Transvaal delegation will continue the peace negotiations Inde pendently of the Free States dole- gates. It Is further declared that Bothai and Schalkburger had practical ly agreed upon terms for surrender prior to their visit to Klerksdorp , but that out of loyalty to their allies they Insisted on a conference , though with slight hopes that their views should be shared by General Dewet and the other Free State leaders. DEMOCRATS AGREE ON COURSE. Decide in Caucus to Vote for Removal of Differential on Refined Sugar. Washington , April 18. The Demo crats of the house , at a caucus held last night , by a very large majority , estimated at 3 to 1 , adopted the fol lowing resolution , Introduced by Swanson ( Va. ) : "Resolved , That we favor the re moval of the differential on refined sugar , both from Cuba and elsewhere , and believe that such amendments are properly in order and we insist that it is the duty of all Democrats to vote whenever opportunity is given to have these amendments added to the pending ing bill providing for Cuban reciproc ity. We are opposed to the adoption of the previous question when the bill Is reported to the house until it shall have been properly amended liu , com mittee of the whole , as this will pre vent an opportunity for Just and prop er amendment with recorded votes on the same. " The caucus was rather turbulent during the early part of the evening , but toward the close the differences disappeared and It broke up amid evi dences of harmony and good feeling. The action taken binds the Democrats to vote to abolish the differential on refined sugar and against the previous question. CONTROVERSY IS REOPENED. Dispatches Referring to Defeat of Brit * ish at Splonkop Published. London , April 18. All the official dispatches referring to the defeat BUS talned by the British troops under Gen eral Duller at Splonkop , Natal , Jan. 24 , 1900 , were made public yesterday. Those hitherto unpublished merely em phaslze how hopelessly muddled were the preparations for that engagement , the controversy between General Bui ler and General Sir Charles Warren is proved to have been oven moro bitter tor than previously hinted at , while a new extract from ono of Lord Rob erts' dispatches brings additional cen sure on General Duller. Lord Roberts declares that General Buller's en deavor to put the responsibility for the defeat on General Warren was not Justifiable. Roberts holds that it was Buller's duty to Intervene when ho saw things were going wrong. Rebellion In Mlndoro Ends. Manila , April 18. Captain Pitcher has telegraphed to General Wheaton that the insurrection In the Island of Mlndoro Is over. Baseball Results Yesterday. National League Bt. Louis , 0 ; Pitts- burg , 1. Cincinnati , 1 ; Chicago , G Now York , 7 ; Philadelphia , 0 , Brook lyn , 2 ; Boston , 0. Kvery- wither should ( i lint tu h her- lition. Uipply M id. ! We desire to announce to the people of Norfolk and vi- j . critilH and her 2 ( \l \ ! ; cinity that we have purchased the Palace Shoe Store from i : vhldt It Is a Z J L'MRtll : ; Spencer & Ovelman , and we invite an inspection of our stock to ComJ the ij J i will i ; : and prices. We will continue to handle the same first-class you the g ft ' the g : ; lines of shoes heretofore kept by Spencer & Ovelman. Many i ; a less the r o , jjj tj v : ; new goods have already been added to the stock and more iviie. 11 be. g 1(11(1 3 : ; have been ordered. Low prices will continue to be a feature 1 for ife Cal. : ; of the Palace Shoe Store , as we believe in quick sales , small K ires to s i ; profits and satisfied customers. i We have been connected with this establishment six . , w\/.f fn years and are fully acquainted with the wants of our cus 2 ifi'te tomers. Our Repair Department will remain in the hands of a first = class shoe maker , and every order placed with him ; will have prompt and careful attention. \ The public is invited to call and see our goods and \ prices. We guarantee fair treatment. ; We keep open evenings. ( PALACE SHOE STOREii o j STAPENHORST & CO. , Proprietors. i MILLARD GREEN , DRRYanJTRBNSFERtLlNE Piano Moving n'Speclolty. 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