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This Country Is to Hold the Philippines Only
He Implies Ho Has Authority for Making
This Announcement.
Pacific Islands Are to Be Treated on the
Cuban Plan ,
Ohio Bfnn Heplle * to Antl-Epnnlon-
! < unil Make * Home Statement !
Which Cnime Great
. SarurUe.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. A climax was
reached today In the discussion of the ques
tion of expansion which Is on debate in
the senate. Heretofore all the speeches ,
with the notable exception of that of Mr.
Plait of Connecticut , bavo been in opposi
tion to what is presumed to bo the policy of
the administration with respect to the ac
quisition of the islands. Today Mr. Foraker
addressed the senate In opposition to the
declaration of the Vest resolution that the
United States has no constitutional power to
acquire foreign territory to be maintained
os colonies.
While much ot his speech was. devoted tea
a constitutional argument In support of the
right of this country as a nation to acquire
and govern outlying territory , he gave par
ticular attention to the utterances tbat have
been made in contravention of that position ,
especially those of Mr. Vest and Mr. Hoar.
Ho laid down the broad proposition that to
adopt the Vest resolution was to declare tbat
our fathers bad brought forth a nation that
iwas Inferior 'to all other nations , regardless
of the generally accepted Idea that one na
tion was the equal ot another and all equally
He maintained that tbe right to acquire
territory was an Inherent right of nationality
and that as wo have the right to make war
and to enter Into treaty agreements , It fol
lows logically that wo have the power to ac
quire territory by conquest and to assume
the responsibilities that may accrue there
Mr. Foraker's strong assertion that the
acquisition of the Philippines was temporary
In character created a sensation in the
chamber. He maintained , however , that we
have a legal right to hold the islands perma
Hobart Again Preside * .
Vlco President Hobart presided over the
eenato today for the first time since the
holiday recess , having been detained at his
homo by an attack ot grip.
Mr. Bacon of Georgia offered tbe follow
ing joint resolution :
1. Tbat , thc government and people of the
United States have uot'witgwdHherecentwar ,
'with Spain for conquest and for the acquisi
tion of foreign territory , but solely for the
purpose sot forth in the resolution ot con
gress making the declaration of said war , the
acquisition of such small tracts of land or
harbors as may be necessary for govern
mental purposes being not deemed incon-
plstont with the same.
2. That In demanding and In receiving the
cession of the Philippine Islands It Is not
the purpose of the government of the United
States to secure and maintain dominion over
the same as n part of the territory of the
United States or to incorporate the Inhabi
tants thereof as citizens of the United States
or hold said Inhabitants as vassals or sub
jects of this government.
3. That , whercaa , at the time of the
declaration of war by the United States
> against Spain and prior thereto , the inhab
itants ot the Philippine islands were ac
tively engaged in a war with Spain to
achieve their independence , and ,
ItecoKnltlon of Independence.
Whereas , Said purpose and the military
operations 'thereunder ' have not been aban
doned , but are still being actively prose
cuted thereunder , therefore , In recognition
of , and In obedience to tbe vital principle
announced In the great declaration that
"governments derive their Just powers from
the conoont of the governed , " the govern
ment of the United States recognizes that
the people of the Philippine Islands of a
right ought to bo free and independent , that
with this view and to give effect to the
same , the government of the United States
has required the government of Spain to re
linquish Its authority nnd government in the
Philippine islands and to withdraw Its land
and naval forcca from the Philippine Islands
nod from the waters thereof.
4. The United States hereby disclaims any
disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty
eignty , Jurisdiction or control over said I
islands and assert their determination when
an Independent government shall have been 1I
duly erected therein entitled to recognition
as such , to transfer to the said government I
upon terms which shall be reasonable and
lust , all right * secured under the cession
by Spain and to thereupon leave the govern
ment and control ot the Islands to their
In beginning a discussion ot tbe speech ot
Mr. Hoar. Mr. Foraker said : "I listened , as
I always listen , to the speech of the sena
tor from Massachusetts. It was a speech ot
great ability and power , such as he always
delivers , but when It Is reduced It amounts
only to this , that the government of the
United States has only the power to acquire
territory for constitutional purposes and as
to what those constitutional purposes are ,
the senator from Massachusetts , shall be the
pole and exclusive judge. "
Mr. Foraker's remarks brought Mr. Hoar
out for a further explanation ot his position
Hieing nnd interrupting the Ohio senator , he
aid : "If we thought It necessary for our
national defense to annex as outlying ter
rltory. and if the people of that territory
objected to our acquisition , I should con-
elder the subjugation of it as a great na <
tlonal crime to be repudiated and condemned i )
and I should say the United States would
better go down beneath the waters ot the
Pacific In honor rather than disgrace itself
by such action. "
Occupation I * Temporary.
Mr. Foraker stated the character ot the
occupation ot the Philippines was tempo
rary and reiterated U. "We could not desert
sort the people ot the Islands , " he said , "and
subject them to the risks ot disorder ,
anarchy , misrule and moo rule while they
julgbt bo still unfit for self-government ,
nut our occupation was not to be perma
"I do not understand that any one desires
anything but the ultimate Indepenlence ot
the people of the Philippines , " siU bo em
phatically , "neither the president nor cny
one In this chamber. "
"But what about our right It we chose to
hold them permanently with no thought of
their ultimate Independence ? " inquired Mr.
"Wo have an unquestioned tight to 4o so , "
replied Mr. Foraker. "I speak particularly
of our legal right. "
Mr. Uacon of Georgia at t'als juncture
( Continued on Fourth Page. )
.Vnmlnntlon of the Orcnt Lawyer a *
AtiihfiNHiulor to England Sent
to the .Senate.
WASHINGTON , Jnn. 11. The president
today sent these nominations to the senate :
State Joseph II. Choatc of New York , to
bo ambassador extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to Great Drltatn.
Treasury J. H. Drlckensteln of Colorado ,
to be surveyor of customs , Denver , Col.
Postmaster Iowa : Joseph Howard , Forest
City ; William n. Orchard , Glldden ; George
H. Loverln , Humboldt ; George 0. Harden-
brook , Maxwell ; Ernest D. Powell , Extra ;
Charles 8. Terwllllger , Gardner ; W. A.
Qulglcy , Hawarden ; J. F. Weir , Lansing ;
Guy C , Toye , Northwood. Kansrs : George
Delaney , Axtcll ; Dave C. Dattey , Florence ;
Frank M. Lockard , North ; W. S. Gould ,
Weir ; Austin Brown , Cedarvale ; J. H. Woo-
ten , Mankato ; James M. Morgan , Osborne.
Colorado : Joseph R. Miller. Trinidad.
Joseph Hodges Choate was born in 1832
in Massachusetts , and la the son of Dr.
George Choate. He vtca graduated in 1854
from Harvard law school and was admitted
in 1855 to the bar. He formed a partner
ship with William H. Barnes , but In 1859
became a member of the firm of Evarts ,
Soutbmayd & Cboate. For the last ten
years Mr. Choato has been generally ac
knowledged to be the leading lawyer of the
New York bar. Mr. Choate's political career
practically began In 1858 , when he took the
stump for Fremont. Since then he has been
known as an ardent republican , though he
has never held ofllce. At times he has not
been In touch with the party organization.
From 1873 to 1877 he was president of the
Union League club of New York City.
Will Confer -with Secretary Alger
Over the Conditions at
Cnban Ports.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 11. Major General
Leonard Wood , the military commandant of
Santiago , arrived In Washington last night.
He breakfasted with Secretary Alger this
morning and tben repaired to the White
House for a consultation with the president
respecting internal conditions In Cuba.
The War department has been delaying
final action on the various financial problems
connected with tbe customs sen-ice at San
tiago and at other Cuban ports until General
Wood's arrival , regarding him as well quali
fied by his prolonged stay in charge of af
fairs in Santiago province to afford sound
advice for its government.
The general himself modestly declines to
discuss these matters publicly. He expects
to leave Washington returning to Cuba next
Monday. The situation in Santiago , he said ,
was thoroughly satisfactory and no trouble
was to be apprehended there in tbe near
He took occasion to declare earnestly that
ho stories of friction between himself and
lajor General Brooke , the military com
mandant of the island , -were absolutely
without foundation , adding that their rela-
lens were of the most pleasant character ,
.nd as far as he knew there had been no
IIITerenccs between them.
Compared with Condition * In Septem-
r " 4 * it'ii siiowm tiiiftrD
Have Strengthened.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 11. ( Special Tele-
Tarn. ) The report of the condition of the
latlonal banks of South Dakota at the close
it business on December 7 was today made
lUbllc. Compared with the previous state
ment In September it Is noted that banks
have materially strengthened Individual de
posits , whlto shrinkage la shown In loane
and discounts. Individual deposits have In-
reaped from 14,245,778 in September to $4.-
93,425 and the average reserve from 31.08
> cr cent to 36.22 per cent. Present gold
loldlngs aggregate $310,322 , a. gain of more
ban $47,000 since September. Loans and
discounts have dropped from $3,453,722 to
The report ot Wyoming banks , also made
public today , shows individual deposits have
dropped from $2,803,962 in September to $2 ,
48,590 ; average reserve , from 36.29 per cent
o 34.52 per cent ; gold holdings , $201,246 to
Senator Declare * Hln elf Upon Peace
Treaty Vlfanaln May Ilecelve
the Decoration.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 11. ( Special Tele-
tram. ) A bill to permit Colonel Vlfquatn
.a receive the decoration of the Order of the
Double Dragon from the Chinese empire
lasscd the senate today.
Senator Allen stated today that he would
vote for the ratification of the peace treaty
and take care of the problems which the
treaty Involved afterward. This would seem
to Indicate that Bryan and Allen are still
harnessed together.
Secure * Mnny Advantage * tn the
Trade In Ecuador.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 11. Consul General
De Leon , at Guayaquil , reports to the State
department that a reciprocity treaty is pro
posed between Ecuador and Chill and has
already been ratified by Ecuador. He says
the treaty Is favorable to Chill in many
respects , In some ways at the cost ot United
States commerce , especially in flour , lumber
and other California products.
The consul notes as a significant fact tha' '
prior to the Imposition ot a duty by Ecuador
sugar was in a depressed condition and tha
since then it has become a growing am
profitable Industry , though tbe British Wes
Indies are 'bankrupt.
Senator Kyle File * Statement Show
fliK nccoinmendntlon * that Are
Urxed for Elk Point.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 11. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Senator Kyle has filed a statemeu
with the committee on rivers and harbors In
the Interest ot Improvements In tbe Mis
sourl river at Elk Point , Yankton and Pierre
In South Dakota. The projects ore recom
mended by engineers. The senator asks fo
$67,300 at Elk Point , $100,000 at Yankton
and a similar amount at Pierre.
Porto Rlcnn * Send n Hatch of Com
plaint * to Speaker Reed.
WASHINGTON , Jan. ll.-Speaker Rce
has received from Ponce , Porto Rico , n petl
tlon from tbe American colony on tbe Is
land setting forth tbe dangerous lluctua
tlons In the currency and asking tbe carl :
retirement ot Porto Rlcan currency and th
substitution of United States legal tendc
money ; also stating that the tariff enforce
by tbe military authorities Is causing grea
detriment to tbe trade and asking tbat a
trade between the United States and Port
Rico should be made open , free and unre
strlcted. The petition was presented to th
house today and referred to the ways an
means committee.
Supply It to Other Armies and Hear No
Complaints from Them ,
Volunteer Nnme Varies the Tedium
by TelllnT of the Lock of Sop-
pile * on the Trnuinort
WASHINGTON , Jan. 11. Mr. Tilden ,
'cretary and one ot the directors ot Llbby ,
cNell & McNeil , tinned meat packers ot
ihlcago , testified before the War Investlga-
on commission today as to the company's
ethods ot selecting cattle , killing them and
reparlng them for market.
He said nothing was added to the meat In
ho cans In which it was put up except a
ttlo calf's foot jelly to bind the meat to
other and flavor it. The company had sold
ho government roughly 2,000,000 pounds
urlng the war , and had received no com-
lalnts either at homo or from abroad.
His house had furnished Identically the
ame meat to the English , French , German
.nd Japanese governments as was furnished
o the United States during the recent war.
here had never been any complaints from
hcee customers , and the surgeon general
f the Japanese army had recently Inspected
he canning plant and expressed himself at
fell pleased.
Arthur Keemer , formerly European agent
or Armour & Co. of Chicago , and for sev-
ral years past the general superintendent
> f the home plant , said Armour's general
methods of slaughter , Inspection and cooling
ere practically the same as Swift and
Ho shipped about 7,000,000 pounds ot re-
rlgerator beef a week. The foreign trade
mounted to about $4,000,000 annually.
Their export trade was exclusively English
nd there were few complaints from cus-
omers. He said that he could not truth-
'ully ' say they had never had a single com-
lalnt , but they were rare.
The firm had supplied refrigerator beef
o permanent United States army posts for
fteen years without a single complaint.
Witness submitted a number of letters from
.rmy officers who had dealt officially with
ho firm during the recent war , all of them
xpresslng satisfaction with the fresh meat
Jeannette 'Jennings , a newspaper woman
nd a volunteer worker of the Red Cross ,
who was at Santiago on the supply ship
Texas , appeared at the afternoon session
.nd varied the monotony of the chemical
iecf inquiry 'by ' telling her experience as a
nurse on board the Seneca , which was de-
icrlbed on Its arrival In New York as *
'horror ship. "
Witness said that contrary to the testi
mony of numerous army surgeons the Red
Cross did render essential aid to the hos
pitals at Slboncy and elsewhere in Cuba ,
nd that this aid had been' requested by Dr.
La Garde , the surgeon in charge of the
ieach hospital , and gratefully acknowledged
at the time.
Seneoa Lack * Snpplle * .
Regarding the Seneca , witness wail
.board . U to care for tbe sick r tu'rn log"- from
differ essentially from that of tbe corre-
ipondents and sick who were aboard the
Seneca on the voyage to New York. She
laid that except for a single case of beef
'xtract ' the vessel bad not aboard It a single
article for the use of the sick.
The captain was attentive and supplied
many meals to tbe sick soldiers from the
passengers' table , but he protested before
starting that the vessel had not been cleaned
and was In no condition to receive sick or
convalescents and tbat It had no supplies
nor even eating utensil's ' for the sick aboard.
Witness seeing this condition had hastily
collected as many supplies as possible from
he Texas , but time did not permit getting
The ship's passengers , who were foreign
attaches and correspondents , gave up their
staterooms to the sick and with the hastily
collected supplies the ship managed to get
through without losing a patient. Witness
spoke of the lack ot surgical Instruments
aboard and Dr. Connor , who was conducting
the examination , asked what need there
was for surgical Instruments beyond scis
sors and bandages.
Witness replied that one soldier , who had
nearly suffocated , 'being ' shot through the
rungs , had 114 ounces of liquid pumped out
of his thorax as soon as they could get him
, nto Bellevue hospital. Others , she said ,
were almost as badly in need of aurglca
She said further that in spite of the fact
that the Seneoa and other transports fitted
for the care ot the sick and wounded were
loaded to their utmost for the home voyage
the Relief , which was fitted to carry 800
sick , came home immediately afterward with
only 125 patients aboard
The next witness was Dr. A. W. Atwatcr ,
a special agent of the Agricultural depart
ment , who was called ts an expert chemist
on the subject of " mbahned beef. " The
gist of Dr. Atwater's testimony , which oc
cupied some hours , was that he considered
the ordinary canned beef of commerce , both
corned and roast , excellent food and of
about equal nutritive value. Ho also con
sidered refrigerated beef excellent food
and had never heard of chemical other than
salt and saltpeter toeing used in preserving
any sort of meat to be found In the genera'
Conference on Reciprocity Feature 1 *
Postponed Until Tortny.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 11. A number o
American lumbermen , who are here to mee
a delegation of Canadians Interested In a
reduction from $2 to $1 per 1,000 feet in the
tariff on lumber Imported Into the United
States , met today at the Arlington hotel.
The meeting adjourned until tomorrow al
most Immediately , however , upon the an
nouncement that the Canadians were un
avoidably detained.
It was explained that a number ot tbe
American lumbermen had come here simply
as an act of courtesy to their Canadian
friends , who * seemed hopeful of securing a
lower rate on lumber , but that they ( the
American lumbermen ) were strongly op
posed to any reduction. The American lum
bermen assert , further , that there is no
anxiety among the Americans on the subject
and tbat the history of the lumber trade
shows tbat practically the only Interests
which would benefit by a reduction In the
rates would be tbe Canadian exporters.
I.rRUIatlnn for Promptly Ileinovlnu
Wreck * from Path of Commerce.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 11. The river and
harbor committee has begun work in exec
utive session on the forthcoming river and
harbor bill. Good progress was made , but
the tentative decisions from day to day on
various Items will not bo announced until
tbe bill Is completed. The first definite nc-
tlon was to consider favorably a provision
for more promptness In relieving harbors
of wrecks and derelicts. Under tbe present
law the secretary of war must notify the
owner of a wreck by advertisement for
thirty days before nny Action to sell or to
remove Is possible. In the meantime the
wreck may cause much damage nnd bring
the traffic of a harbor to a halt. The
Maritime exchanges of New York , Boston ,
Philadelphia and Baltimore called attention
to the need of n revision of the law nnd as
n result the coming bill will give the sec
retary of war ample power to act promptl >
as to wrecks and derelicts when an emer
gency is presented.
Has Ample Anthorltr to Dent with
Situation Without Aklnic for
Instruction * .
WASHINGTON , Jan. 11. It was said at
the War department today that absolutely
nothing had been heard over night from
General Otis at Manila touching the state ot
affairs there. When inquiry was made rela
tive to a report that'there bad been a meet
ing yesterday near Manila of a commission
selected jointly by General Otta and Agul-
ualdo it waa pointed out that under the
largo discretionary authority conferred .upon
him by the department and In conformity
with the president's express instructions to
exhaust all peaceful means of adjusting the
dlflli'Ufty with the insurgents. General Otis
had full authority to adopt such methods
without asking expresspermission ) from the
department. Hla course Is thoroughly ap
proved by the president up to this point. A
rather Interesting question is raised by the
mooting of this commission as to whether
It does or does not constitute a recognition
ot the Insurgents , but the general opinion is
that It docs not , the matter being one ot
purely national concern , with which no for
eign nation has a right to Interfere. Mean
while the meeting of the commission has
served at least to avert the crisis which
seemed Impending in the Philippines and
there Is now * alr grounds for the supposition
tbat the statu quo will be maintained , at
least until the ratification of the pindlng
peace treaty.
Pay No Attention to the Alarm
Sonnded by the Engineer Bodies
Are Badly Mangled.
PITTSBURG , Jan. 11. Four persons were
run down and Instantly killed by an express
train near Larimer station on tbe Penn
sylvania railroad , twenty-five miles east
of Plttsburg. IMe del 1 :
The train dashed Into the group of un
fortunates nt full speed and the bodies were
terribly mangled. After being gathered up
the remains were taken In charge by friends.
On account of a freight ; wreck near Larlmor
it was necessary to switch the westbound
passenger trains to the eaatbound track.
The express was running at full speed and
the engineer blew the whistle , but the alarm
was unheeded as the victims evidently
thought that the train wiuld run on the
westbound track as usual. , They were
residents of Larimer. t
' Vf - t ?
oolc of v tW ] | la Taloable
CHICAGO , Jan. 11. Judge Dunne of the
circuit court , at the hearing of the petition
filed by Thomas C. Stephens , one ot the
stockholders of the Consolidated Copper
Mining company of Eureka , Nov. , granted
a temporary injunction to prevent the
alleged wrongful voting of some 72,12
shares of stock at the meeting today. The
petition was directed against William
Whalen , the originator of the company , and
sets up that under a contract entered Into
in 1897 between Stephens , Whalen anil
Charles Law , the shares In question were
given Into the custody of Albert Baraum to
be held In escrow on the understanding that
they should only be voted with the consent
ot all three partners. The complaint still
further allegro that while the petitioner was
absent and alleged transfer of the shares
was made by which Whalen claims to have
the authority to vote them as his individua' '
property , which he asserts they are. The
courts decision orders the trustees to retain
possession ot the shares until tbe matter is
fully investigated and a settlement can be
made. The value of tbo stock Involved In
the dispute is estimated at nearly $2,000,000.
Flrt nattnllon In Illlnol * I * Dl -
mlsied Becnne of Dlncord and
Dl enlon.
SPRINGFIELD , III. , Jan. 11. The trouble
between Captain B. M. Shaffncr , command
ing the naval militia ot Illinois , and Com
mander H. Harrison of the First 'battalion '
culminated today In an ordtir mustering out
of the aervlc the entire Fl.-st battalion.
The troubl between the two officers be-
gan soon aft r the appointment of Captain
Shaffner , wh n ho called upon Commander
Harrison to ( urn over to him certain prop
erty of the jiavaf militia , which the latter
refused to d . For this Commander Harri
son was ecu t-martlaled and punished by a
reprimand a : d suspension from duty and of
pay for thlrt days ,
No sooner was he reinstated , tt Is al
leged , than no was guilty of other acts of
insubordlnat on and opposition to his su
perior ofilce ; i and eo persistent was he thai
the entire 1 .ttnllon , seemed to lose all in
terest in t : o organization. AH efforts ai
peace prove fruitless and the order Issued
today was tno result ot the controversy.
If Nat More , Will Sail for
Man la the Latter Part of
Thl * Month.
SAN PR NCISCO , Jan. 11. By the end
of the monh another Manila fleet will sal
out ot the iarbor. If the Senator and Ohio
come in oj time they can be prepared to
go out at tie same time as the Scandla am
Morgan Clr. They can carry two , or nearly
two rcglmitts , o the three regiments wblc' '
expect to itart for Manila via San Fran
cisco , can I begin their ocean journey to
gether aljut January 25. Arrangement
are being Inade for the Centennial to take
army frelim to the Philippines.
Ex-ReprUentatlve Drown Heent * the
E\-overnor'N Statement *
ReKnrdlnir Him.
WICHIT , Jan. 11. Ex-Representative
Brown , a Iver republican of Arkansas City
has wrltt i a letter to ex-Governor Leedy
calling hi a coward for sending a messag' '
to the lei stature denouncing Brown in his
absence , Irown had accused the governo
of boodlli ; and the governor called him a
liar. Olro n's friends declare that tbe let
ter conta is a challenge. As ex-Governo
Lecdy Is Quaker his reply Is anxiously
enoi Petfecto Laoost is Ohoson to Be the
Mayor of Havana.
Two Member * of the Fortr-M th
lovrn Volunteer * Die , One of
Injnrle * nnd the Other of
HAVANA. Jan 11. Senor Perfecto Lacost ,
ho was president of the Havana junta
ttrlotlca. will be appointed alcalde , or
mayor , of Havana by Major General Lud-
ow , military governor of Havana. Scnor
jacoat U a wealthy planter , popular among
11 classes of Cubans , and a resident of
The Cuban General Marie Mcnocal will bo
hlef of police and Colonel J. G. Evans of
lie South Carolina volunteers , former gov-
rnor of South Carolina and now ono of
General Ludlow's staff officers , win bo ap-
lolnted superintendent of the department of
orrcctlons , embracing the police , the minor
ourts and the correctional institutions. Ex-
Chief McCullagh of New York City will re
main here for a time to help carry out the
> ollcc plan ho had devised with Colonel
General Marie Menocar , on being Invited
o accept the post of chief of police , in
quired of the executive committee , repre
senting the Cuban assembly , whether he
ought to do so. The commission replied
hat it waa his duty to undertake the office ,
as he could servo the people better as chief
of police of Havana than as commander of
he Fifth army corps. When the appoint
ment la formally announced Menocal will
resign his command. General Rafael Car
denas wlir probably bo appointed deputy
chief of police.
Private Harry Becker , Company A , Forty-
ninth Iowa volunteers , died yesterday of old
njurlcs received on board the transport
tllnnowaska and Private Shotwell , Company
G , died of appendicitis.
Sangcr Initial * on Order.
Francisco Valdez , a resident of Cerevantes ,
tlatanzaa province , recently complained to
General Sanger , military governor of the
city of Matanzas.tnat Domingo Gonzales , a
Juban ex-offlcer , had ordered him to leave
Cerevantes and not to return.
General Sanger immediately addressed a
communication to the mayor of Cerevantes ,
saying that if Gonzales made any further
trouble be would bo arrested and locked up
at Matanzas. General Sanger added :
"You , sir , are charged with the preserva-
: Ion of the peace of the town of Cerevantes.
Unless you are able to keep the peace It
will be necessary to remove you and to ap
point some one who can. All residents of
.he Island , black or white , Spanish or Cu
ban , are entitled to the protection of the
law In person and property. I have been
sent here to see that they receive It and
shalt undoubtedly perform my duties. "
La Discussion describes the finding of
fifty human skeletons in a well on a planta-
lon near Mangutto. The writer of the
story asserts that these people were un
doubtedly thrown in while alive. He says
that In some cases the finger bones are
severecUand ' tbe supposition ' IB that , this
tHemm ! ( OUli ; < K. : -plU.-WI . < JKrarT7
S nor Pedro Aloyan , A prominent Cuban ,
has been Identified.
La Discussion accuses the guerrilla chief ,
Antonio Rles , Sergeant General Pleres and
Vlconta Zalgo , a schoolmaster , of being the
authors of the terrible crime. All are said
to be In Havana.
La Discussion prints also a. story from
Matanzas of the finding there of the re
mains of from 100 to 200 persons in a well
near the headquarters of the civil guard.
Most Important Steamship Mall Une
In Cuban Water * Accept * the
New Routine.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA , Jan. 11. The Men-
endez line of steamers , the most important
Cuban coastwise mall company , today trans
ferred all its vessels from the Spanish to
the American flag , celebrating the event here
at a luncheon given on board the Joseflta.
The proceedings were marked by great en
The heads of the various municloal de
partments were present and Colonel Beacons ,
adjutant general , congratulated the Menen-
dez company on the change of flags. Sev
eral toasts were proposed , the commodore
of the line proposing the health of General
Leonard Wood , military governor of San
tiago. The toast was received with cheers.
In the course of his remarks the commo
dore said that under General Wood they all
felt absolutely safe , whatever flag they unfurled -
furled , aa General Wood was not a mere
politician , and he hoped that the day would
come when the military governor of San
tiago would be governor general of Ci-ba , a
sentiment that was enthusiastically cheered.
The Jockey club will hold a three days'
meeting on Washington's birthday and the
two days following , with horse racing , ath
letic sports and a foot ball match. Tbe
Cubans are anxious for the success of the
Ilyrnm ConfcmicH to the Macomb Hnlil-
Up and nive * Name * of Those
AMHoclnted with Htm.
ST. LOUIS , Jan. 11. A special to the
Republic from Mansfield , Mo. , says tbe pre
liminary hearing ot the Macomb train
robbery cases was resumed yesterday. E.
Byrum mounted the witness stand and made
a confession , in which ho ktid :
"I live in Douglas county , Missouri , on my
farm , southwest of Norwood. About two
weeks before Christmas the scheme was first
unfolded to me by my father-in-law , Lewis
Neigh. Next I was approached by ono , J.
C. Wright.
"I was finally persuaded to become an ac
complice. With us were Lewis Neigh , 0.
M. Ray , Joe Shepard , William Jennings , J.
A. Fagley and J. C. Wright. We rode on
horseback to Macomb , Mo. , secreting our
horses and walking down the track to
await the arrival of train No. 4.
"Ray boarded the train at Norwood with
short faro and was put off at Macomb , so ai
to stop the train. After we completed the
holdup wo mounted our horses and rode
flvo miles to en old house on Lew Neigh's
farm , where we divided the proceeds of the
robbery Into six piles. "
Court then adjourned until this morning.
Official Information reached here today tbat
tbo man Wright ih none other than Kennedy ,
the "quail hunter ot Crackerneck" of the
Leeds , Mo. , Missouri Pacific robbery.
Kennedy will arrive tomorrow morning from
Kansas City for his preliminary hearing.
Fagley lx still evading tbo officers.
A special to the Star from Mansfield , Mo. ,
says ; Bryum , the self-confessed train rob
ber , today positively Identified John Ken
nedy , arrested in Kansas City yesterday , a
the organizer and leader ot the gang who
last Tuesday clcht held uo and robbed a
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senger train at Macomb , Mo.
Jennings tins also been Identified beyond
question of doubt as Bill Hyan , the famous
bandit who was connected with the James
gang for many years. Hyan carries scars
received In some of his raids. Kennedy was
brought hero last night from Kansas City
for his preliminary hearing.
Charged with Murder He AtonlheN
Hln Friend * ! > CoiifcimlitK to
Complicity In the Crime.
LOUISVILLE , Ky. , Jan. 11. A special to
the j Evening Post from Munfordvllle , Ky. ,
says :
It now seems that the foul murder of
Lydla Brachcr , who died as the result of a
criminal operation over a year ago , will be
avenged by the strong arm of the law. Last
week Prof. McClure , a well known educator
of this section , was convicted ot performing
the operation on circumstantial evidence
and was given a life sentence in the peni
Today Rev. Gregory Doyle , who was the
author of the girl's shame and who Is on
trial hero for murder , admitted on the wit
ness stand his part In the horrible crime ,
endeavoring as much as possible to lay the
blame on McClure , who has been convicted.
The news of this confession haa created a
sensation , aa he was formerly one of the
most -prominent divines in 'Hart county.
Captain Edward 11. Mnrkley , Son ot
Fort Hnisell Commandant , Is
Ucail In
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Jan. 11. ( Special Tel
egram. ) Major A. C. Markley of the
Twenty-fourth Infantry , commandant at Fort
Russell , received a cablegram from General
Brooke today notifying him of the death of
his son , Captqln Edward B. Markley , at
Santiago. Captain Markley was one of the
first of the young Americans to enter the
service In the Cuban war. He was ap
pointed captain In the volunteer service
early In Jury last , but his commission did
not reach him until recently , as ho was
in the Interior of the Island serving with
General Gomoz. Ho reached Santiago re
cently , broken down by starvation and the
hardships ot the summer campaign. He
Improved for a short time , but finally suc
cumbed to fever.
The garrison at Fort Russell is to bo
doubled , a battalion of United States infan
try having been ordered here.
SIDNEY , Neb. , Jan. 11. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The coroner's Jury has been in ses
sion tonight and examined three witnesses
on the train wreck.
Engineer Congdon , who was on tbe first
section of No. 2 , testified only In relation to
the rules on the time card. The train order
and rule 19 of tbe time card were Introduced
in evidence.
George Hunt and H. P. They , two of the
Injured passengers on No. 3 , were examined
at the Union Pacific hotel in relation to
Identification ot the charred bodies. En
gineer Ell sent a message tonight from
North Platte , stating that it would bo im
possible for him to bo hero for ono week ,
as he Is in bed sick. He stated that he was
at the cast switch at Sunol at 4:27 : a. m.
He did not see the headlight of second sec
tion No. 2. as the smoke was trailing back
from the head of the engine. His first intl
matlon of danger was when Engineer Reese
jumped 200 or 300 feet east ot the point at
which the engines came together. EH ap
plied' air brakes and reversed the engine.
The head engineer did not give him the
usual whistle signal.
The deposition of Engineer Ell will be
takeh at once at North Platte.
One of the bodies found in the wreck
now supposed to bo "Blank" Selllck , who
was en route to Green River , Wyo. , to as
sume the position of train dispatcher. The
other man rode on a stockman's pass , des
tination unknown.
No verdict will bo rendered by the Jury
for several days.
Underbid * the American Itond * for
TrannportliiK the Third Infantry
to the Atlantic Connt.
ST. PAUL , Jan. 11. Company G , Third
United States Infantry , returned tonight to
Fort Snelllng from Walker , Minn. , where It
has bc n stationed since the recent trouble
with the Leech Lake Chlppowas. The com
pany was relieved by a detachment of the
Seventh infantry.
Bids for carrying the Third regiment to
Now York , where It will embark for Manila ,
going via Suez , were opened this afternoon ,
but all the American lines made the same
bid and adecision , has not yet been an
nounced. The figure was $19.62 and the See
line put In a bid of $13,1 i per capita , which
was something of a surprise to tbe other
roads. They did not look for bids from any
save lines all In the United States.
Force on Entrance Into Main Ilalld-
inw > mow Up the Safe and Loot
it of Valuable * .
IOWA CITY , la. , Jan. 12. At an early
hour this morning burglars broke Into the
main building ot the Iowa State university
and blow up the safe with dynamite , looted
the safe and escaped. U Is not known bow
much they got.
Two Men Killed In a Fend.
MEMPHIS , Tcnn. , Jan. II. In a stree
duel at Boyles , near Cleveland , Miss. , tolay
two men , Dr. Harris and n Mr. Allen , weri
killed and a Mr. Dougherty fatally Injure
by John Hace and Frank Williams. Allei
was a bystander , The trouble was the resul
of an old feud. No further particulars are
obtainable , as tha telegraph office Is cloxei
for tonight.
Snll * for I.Uerpool.
NEW YORK , Jan. 11. Justice Brewer o
the United States supreme court soiled on
the White Star steamship Majestic today for
Liverpool. His visit abroad is In connection
with the Venezuelan boundary commission
of which he Is a member.
t'rtmlicd In nil Eletntor.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich. . Jan. 11. A. E
Warden , head of the Warden Grocery com
pany , wholesale dealers , was caught between
an elo\ator and the floor in tbe utore today
and crushed to death , , {
Bills Coming Back from the Printers Will
Give Legislators a Ohanoe.
To Disposition to Follow the Populist Prece
dent of Two Years Ago.
Ashbj's Aspirations Promptly Disposed Oi
Without a Dissenting Vote.
Senate Taken n Shot nt Colonel Slot-
cithcri * of the First Nebrnkn
llcu.uet * Promlileiit t < > Itullcv *
Him of Cotiitiiiinil.
LINCOLN , Jan. 11. ( Special Telegram. )
The legislature is now approaching a tlma
when BOino real business can bo done. The
delay in the printing prevents the commit
tees from considering bills , but It Is ex
pected that a batch of those * first Introduced
will bo on the desks In both the bouse and
senate tomorrow afternoon. The house now
a as on hand 172 bills and In the senate
forty-seven liavo been Introduced.
It looked for a time today as though ther
might be a lively tilt over the contest Hint-
tor. It is known this forenoon that some
time during the day the secretary of state
would transmit the ballots and contest rec
ords to the house. A rumor got abroad that
the friends of one of the prominent candi
dates for United States senator would malco
a move to have the recount of the votes pro
ceeded with by means of n special commit
tee with ttie Idea of rushing the matter
through and securing a report so that some
or all of the contestants might be seated la
time to bo present at the coating of the pre
liminary vote for senator next Tuwday.
Some of the members thought they aw In I
this a scheme to secure two or three votes I
Tor one of the candidates and they bcllrved
that the process by which the unseating
was done would bo more hasty than thu con
ditions warranted. In order to meet tola
emergency , If possible , a hurried meeting
was held during the noon hour , in which flvo
or six republican members participated , and
it was agreed that any hnsty action In the
contest matter would be resisted.
When the caao came before the house the
contest of W. H. Ashby of Gage county was
disposed of In short order , not ono of the
fusion members seeing fit to cast' negatlvo
vote on Ihe motion to Indefinitely postpone.
The Impending row over the other cases was
averted by the motion to refer them to tha
committee on privileges and elections. ThI *
motion met with no opposition and no fur
ther trouble is expected until a report comeg
from that committee.
No Throwing Over the Trancom.
the plainest kind of evidence. Rabid parti-
fan action nnd the summary unseating ot
members in order to gain additional votes
will not bo tolerated. The recount of the
ballots should bo conducted In open daylight
and the committee to do this work should bo
made up of a fair representation of both po
litical parties , so that
there can be no sus
picion or claim of underhand work. The
people of my county will not approve the
unseating of members unless the evidence U
plain and undlsputable. "
At a meeting of the republican members
of the senate this afternoon the number of
officers and employes was again under dis
cussion and sixty-one places were decided
upon before adjournment. That Is not the
maximum limit , however , and others may
bo added at a meeting to be held tomorrow.
Thirty-three officers and employes have al
ready been named and the list made out
this afternoon provides for twenty-eight
more , making a total of sixty-one. That In
cludes President Pro Tern Talbot , which re
ally makes the list as at present agreed upon
sixty. The names of the lucky ones to fill
the twenty-eight places .decided upon today
have not aa yet been settled. The list In
cludes ten copyists , thirteen committee
clerks , two typewriters and stenographers ,
ono copyhofdor , ono proofreader and one
custodian of the committee rooms.
The house caucus agreed upon fifty-two
employes , but the number appointed or au
thorized by the committee haa reached
fifty-six. One or two more may bo added ,
but the members say they will hold the
list down to sixty , which Is at least twclva
less than uny previous session. The senate
is Inclined to make a few more places and
the number authorized finally by It' will
probably not bo less than sixty-five , which ,
however , is considerably smaller than the
last session.
Until the committees get to work and be
gin reporting back bills to the senate there
Is Itttlo to be accomplished in that end ot
the capltol. Aside from the resolution of
Senator Crow , the introduction and reading
of bills waa the only feature of today's ses
sion. The recent court dcclalons requiring
the reading ot bills In full on their first
and second readings has been compfled with
and members have long dozing spells , an the
secretory goes through the list at every ses
sion. It promises to take up n great deal
more of the legislature's time than has here
tofore been required , but the republican
members are desirous of having the meas
ures passed at this session comply strictly
with the legal requirements.
President Pro Tern Talbot occupied the
chair the most of the time this morning.
Referring bills to the committees was about
the only work devolving upon him.
Tronhle In I.nnriin ( < T Drli-uatIon.
The senatorial canvass goes merrily on ,
the different candidates prosecuting their
campaign along the lines that have been
followed for the last ten days. The exclusive
announcement of The Uee of the consolida
tion of the Lancaster county vote on D. E.
Thompson wan the talk all through the
senatorial headquarters. This result had
been something nil had been expecting but
yet which they were not anxious to be told.
It Is laid that ono member of the Lancaster
delegation exhibits signs of "gigging" back
from the agreement to vote the delegation
as a unit as decided on by the majority.
Pressure Is being exerted to that end , but
whether successful is not disclosed ,
To most of the legislators the senatorial
campaign Is a novelty and the game ono In
which they are almost as Interested specta
tors aa those upon the outside. Although
quite n number have had previous legliiu-
tlve experience and have served In one or
more legislative bodies previous to their
present election , very few of the present re
publican legislators have ever participated
In a senatorial fight.
Of those republicans who have votes in
tbe present legislature uoven served In the
leglilature four years ago and were recorded -
corded votluz for Senator Thurston * t tbat

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