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STORM IN MICHIGAN.
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GRAND RAPIDS. Mich.. March 13.
Raging along the coast of Lake Michigan,
north of Grand Rapids, and reaching out
over the Saginaw Valley, is one of the
most disastrous storms In years. Rail
road reports here show that all lines are
blocked, and that not a train of the Grand
Rapids & Indiana Railroad or the Pere
Marquette, north and northeast of here, is
able to move. So far the winds have
Deen southeastern, but railroad men fear
that it is turning to northwesterly, and
that the worst is yet to come. Five
Grand Rapids & Indiana passenger trains
are stalled between here and Mackinaw
City. Two Pere Marquette passenger
trains are fast In the snow, and are rap
idly being snowed in completely, and there
are freight trains out on both lines which
are banked in with waljs of snow and
frozen slush. The strength of the bliz
zard may be understood when it is known
that the windows of the coaches and the
cabs of the engines were in some instances
Blizzard in Wisconsin.
MILWAUKEE. March 13. Reports from
points in Eastern "Wisconsin indicate that
the worst blizzard of the season is pre
vailing. Glenwood reports all trains from
six to eight hours late. New Richmond
reports a foot of snow. Marinette sends
a similar report. A Cumberland special
reports that the blizzard In Northeastern
"Wisconsin is the worst in years. Grand
Rapids reports all the- roads blocked.
Menominee reports six Inches of snow and
the worst storm of the season.
Maryland Discnfranchlscmcnt Bill.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 13. The
Democratic leaders are breathing more
freely tonight, for when the Senate ad
journed at 11 o'clock it was practically
certain that the new election bill, pop
ularly known as the "disfranchisement
bill," will become a law
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SENATOR MAGEE'S WILL.
Disposes of Property Worth. Five
PITTSBURG. March 13,-The will of the
late Senator Magee will be made public
tomorrow. The document does not make
public the value of the estate, but close
friends place it at about $5,000,000, most
of which will ultimately reach the fund
for the establishment of a hospital which
Mr Magee directs shall be erected in
memory of his mother. All of his broth
ers and sisters are substantially remem
bered. Sev-ral friends and all of his serv
ants are cared for, and his wife Is given
the income of his residuary estate. At
her death the entire residuary estate will
revert to the hospital. To each of his co
workers on the Times Henry Hall. Mor
gan E. Gable and Stephen Quln-: he
gives 100 shares of Times stock, and to
his business partner, William H. Zif. 500
shares. His brother. W. A. Magee. gets
the dividends from 1000 Times shares.
LOOMIS IS SUPPORTED.
Attempt of Vcnezncln to Give Illm
Hi Passports Will Lead to Trouble.
WASHINqTON, March 13. Regarding
the reports from Venezuela to the effect
that United States Minister Loomis is
being persecuted with a deliberate purpose
to find a basis for giving him his pass
ports, it is said here in official circles
that it will not be posstbl for any such
scheme to succeed, conceding that such
a purpose is entertained. It is further
stated that Mr. Loomis has at every
phase of the asphalt controversy and of
the rebellion movements in Venezuela
acted according to precise instructions
from the State Department. Therefore
it is not conceivable to the officials that
Venezuela is ready to adopt a course
which certainly would' lead to the gravest
complications, for there is no doubt that
the State Department will stand squarely
behind Its Minister in this matter.
DEATH OF HARRISON
Ex-President Passed Away
UNCONSCIOUS TO THE LAST
End Came Painlessly While the Gen
eral Wan Surrounded by Mem
bers of His Family, Except
His Son and Daughter.
INDIANAPOLIS, March 13. General
Benjamin Harrison died at 4:45 o'clock
this afternoon without regaining con
sciousness. His death was quiet and
painless, there being a general sinking
until the end came, which was marked
by a single sasn for breath as Hf dr
parted from the body of the statesman.
The relatives, with a few exceptions, and
several of the ex-President's old and tried
friends were at the bedside when he
The General's condition was so bad this
morning, after a restless night, that the
attending physicians understood that the
end could not be far off. and all the bul
letins sent out from the sick room were
to this effect, so that all the family and
friends were prepared when the final blow
came. The cradual railing of the re
markable strength shown by the patient
became more noticeable in the afternoon,
and a few moments before the end there
was an apparent break-down on the part
of the sufferer, as he surrendered to the
disease against which he had been bravely
battling for so many hours. The change
was noticed by the physicians, and the
relatives and friends, who had retired
from the sick room to the library below,
were quickly summoned, and reached the
bedside of the General before he passed
News of the death spread quickly. Word
was flashed from bulletin-boards of the
newspapers, and was thus communicated
to the people on their way home. The
announcement produced the greatest sor
row, nearly every one having nurtured the
hope that General Harrison would re
cover. In a few moments the flags on all
the public buildings and most of the
downtown business blocks were hoisted
at half-mast, and other outward mani
festations of mourning were made.
None of General Harrison's children
was present at his death. Neither Rus
sell Harrison nor Mrs. McKoe had reached
the city, although both were hurrying on
their way to the bedside of their dying
father as fast as steam would bear them.
Elizabeth, the little daughter, had been
taken from the elck room by her nurse
before the end came.
At the DeatL Bed.
The group at the bedside Included Mrs.
Harrison. W. H. H. Miller. Samuel Mil
ler, the Rev. M. L. Haines, pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church, which
General Harrison had attended for so
many years; Secretary TIbbett, Drs.
Jamleson and Dorsey: Colonel Dan Rans
dell, Sergeant-at-Arms of the United
Senate, and a close personal friend of the
ex-President; Clifford Arrlck and the two
nurses, who had been in constant attend
ance at the bedside. General Harrison's
two sisters and an aunt were also present.
Mrs. Harrison kneeled at the r.'ght-hand
side of the bed, her husbnnd's right hand
grasped in hers, while Dr. Jamleson held
the left hand of the dying man, counting
the feeble pulse beats.
In a few moments after the friends had
been summoned to the room the end came.
Dr. Jamleson announcing the sad fact.
The great silence that fell on the sor
rowing watchers by the bedside was
broken by the voice of Dr. Haines, raised
in prayer, supplicating consolation for
the bereaved wife and family, mingled
with the sobs of the mourners.
Steps were at once taken to notify the
friends and relatives abroad that the end
had come. Colonel Ransdell at once
dispatched telegrams to prominent mon
at the National capital, including the In
diana Senators. Messages to relatives
in other cities were also dispatched im
mediately. General Harrison had been unconscious
for hours before his death, the exact time
when he passed into a comatose state
being hard to determine. He spoke to
no one today, and failed to recognize even
his wife. The greater part of Tuesday,
too, he was in a semiconscious condition,
although he was at times able to recog
nize those at his bedside. At that time
he recognized and spoke to Mrs. New
comer, his aunt, who had just reached
home. He also spoke to Mr. Miller, the
words being very indistinct, however,
only "doctor" and "my lungs" bolns un
derstood. Almost the last words he ut
tered were addressed to his wife, of whom
he Inquired shortly before he became un
conscious If the doctors were present.
An Incident of His Illness.
The most pathetic Incident of the whole
illness of the General occurred Tuesday,
before he became unconscious. The Gen
eral's little daughter, Elizabeth, was
brought into the sick room for a few mo
ments to see her father, and offered him a
small apple pie, which she herself had
made. General Harrison smiled his recog
nition of the child and her gift, as to
speak was too much, and he could do
nothing more to express his appreciation.
Today all efforts to arouse the slowly
dying man to consciousness failed, aid
he died without a word of recognition
to any of the loved ones who surrounded
From one who was present at the
deathbed. It is learned that the allega
tions of cruelty and injustice dealt by
England to the Boers In their struggle
for liberty, had been a subject of thought
in the mind of General Harrison. To
his frieucs he had often spoken of the
pity and shame, as he viewed it, that
the brave and sturdy farmers of South
Africa should be robbed of their coun
try, -of all they have in the world and
forced to submit to terrible miseries in
resisting the oppressions of a world
power. ' General Harrison, it is stated,
would have liked, nothing .better than to
come out frankly and strongly and say
to every one who would hear what he
thought of England's cruelty; it was on
his mind constantly; but he believed that
an ex-President should observe the same
proprieties of speech which are observed
by a President. He was at all times
careful to say nothing which could be
misconstrued or twisted into a seeming
disregard for the dignity of the high
office which he once held.
In nls semi-conscious condition, when
the sentinels of discretion and propriety
had gone from their posts and the mind
of the man was wandering, he began to
speak of the Boers and their hopeless
struggle for national life. His voice was
weak and trembJmg, his thought were
not connected. bu; the listeners bending
over him could near words of pity for
the dying farmer republics.
The Funeral Arrangements.
The funeral wlll',take place next Sun
Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. The serv
ices will be held in the First Presbyte
rian Church, of which General Harrison
was a member for nearly 50 years. Rev.
M. L. Haines, pastor of the church, will
have charge of the services.
This afternoon it was decided at a
meeting of Governor Durbln and a num
ber of other state. officers that the body
of General Harrison should lie in state
in the rotunda of the Capitol all day
next Saturday. The highest honors which
It Is In the power of the State of Indiana
to pay will be rendered to the remains
of General Harrison. Tomorrow morn
ing a meeting will be held in the office
of the Governor to perfect the details of
the funeral. It his beendeclded that the
honorary pallbearers jHall be the mem
bers of his Cabinet. It Is not known
how many of them will come, but it Is
hoped by the family that all will be here.
As far as they could be reached by tele
gram, the members of General Harri
son's Cabinet, who were attached to his
official household at the time of the ex
piration of the term of his executive
office, were promptly notified of his death
and most of them will attend the funeral.
With the exception of ex-Secretary of
State John W. Foster, who Is traveling
in Mexico, and could not be located, the
following received the notices forwarded:
Secretary of the Treasury Charles W.
Foster, Fostoria, O.; Secretary of War
Stephen B. Elkins, Elkins, W. Va.; Sec
retary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy, New
York; Secretary of the Interior John W.
Noble, St. Louis, and Postmaster-General
John Wanamakdr Philadelphia.
A telegram from Mrs. Mary Harrison
McKee. received in the city tonight, an
nounced that she will arrive at noon to
morrow. She will be accompanied by her
husband. Mrs. Bevln- of Ottumwa, la..
General Harrison's sjsier, will not be able
to attend the funeral on account of III
Notwithstanding his large law practice.
General Harrison had devoted much time
since retiring from the Presidency to
amusement. He attended the theater,
receptions, was a great diner-out, and was
at all social gatherings, one of those
most thoroughly eriterSatned and happy.
He attended local muFJcal concerts, was
president of the University Club, which
he assisted in organizing three years ago,
was a member of the Independent Dra
matic Club, and made many Informal so
cial calls. In all of those affairs he was
attended by Mrs. Harrison. General Har
rison loved a good dinner and a bright
social atmosphere of witty conversation
to go with it. He accepted Invitations
to dino out freely, and little dinner parties
at his own house in honor of Intimate
friends were frequent. Within the las
three weeks, with Mrs. Harrison, he had
accepted a number of dinner invitations.
Mcsiukcji of Condolence.
The following telegram was received at
the Harrison home late tonight from
Senor Azplroz. the Mexican Ambassador:
"Mrs. Harrison:, floq&r accop condol
ences from myself and Mrs. Azpiroz in
A telegram of condolence was also re
ceived from Justice McKenna. of the Su
preme Court. Another was received frbm
John Wanamaker, stating that he will at
tend the funeral. The following telegram
from ex-President Cleveland was received
tonight by Mrs. Harrison:
"Princeton. N. J., March 13. Accept my
hearfelt sympathy in an aflliction which
many millions share with you.".
Other telegrams were from Chief Jus
tice Fuller, of the Supreme Court, and
ex-Secretary of State Foster.
After the announcement of General Har
rison's death, this evening the house
was thronged with people, who came to
pay their respects, and it was not until a
late hour that the stream of callers
ceased. Many of those who came brought
flowers. No change has yet been made
In the surroundings by the undertaker.
(Concluded on Tenth Page.)
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Dentil of Harrison.
Ex-President llarricon died at 4:45 P. SI. yes
terday. Page 1.
The funeral will occur at Indlanipolls next
sunoay. i'age 1.
The body of General Harrison will He in tate
in the Indiana capitol Saturday. Page 1.
President McKinley will !ue a proclamation
today. Page 'A.
Bandits attacked an Army Paymaster and es
cort, but were routed. Page 2.
Sigr. Chapelle will remain In the Philippines
for -the preaont. Page 2.
The Twenty-seventh Volunteers have returned
to San Francisco. Page 2.
England Is sending foodstuffs to Pretoria to
feed the Boers after the surrender. Page 2.
Lord Salisbury spoke on the trade outlook In
England. Pago 2.
Casslni explains Russia's attitude toward Man
churia. Page 2.
Carnegie announces his retirement, and gives
$5,000,000 for the pensioning of old and dis
abled employes of his company. Page 1.
Henderson, the negro murderer, was burned at
the stake. Page 3.
Storms continue throughout the Lake region.
The House has passed a bill for reorganization
of the date militia. Page 5.
The Senate has appropriated 525.000 for the
Pan-American Exposition. I'age 5.
A bill has rvasred both houses to substitute
county uniformity f text books for state
uniformity. lsgc 0.
A bill was defer ted by the Senate to reduce
the passenger rate to 3 cents per mile on
the Spokane Falls & Northern Railroad.
The last convention of Oregon woolgrowers. at
The Dalles. ui the most successful the as
sociation has ever held. Page 4.
Collector of Customs Ivey, of Alaska, has re
signed. Page 4.
In the opinion of a large cattle dealer, prices
ofx stock will never decline to the low level
of several ysars aso. Page 4.
A carload of "Willamette Valley prunes has
been shipped to Chicago from Salem.
Commercial and 3Iarlae.
Lively day In Chicago provision pit. Page 11.
"Wheat markets have a better tone. Page 1L
Comllcbank loaded in record time. Page 10.
Steamers Hercules and Mascot In collision.
The schooner Louis returns to port leaking.
Portland Md Vicinity.
County Commissioners Alack and Showers take
new oaths of offlce. Page 12.
Old County Commissioners hold on official ses
sion. Page 12.
Provisions of the new Internal revenue law.
Frank Hellen accultted of gambling In the
municipal court. Page S.
Mrs. Sltton sworn In as School Director.
STEEL KING RETIRE
Carnegie Breaks the Record
ANNOUNCED IN TWO LETTERS
Gives Five Millions for the Endow
ment of a Fund for Superannuat
ed and Disabled Employes
of His Company.
PITTSBURG, Pa., March 13. Two com
munications from Andrew Carnegie,
which are officially made public tonight,
tell of the steel king's retirement from
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THE LATE BEXJA3IIX HARRISON.
active business life and of his donation
of $0,000,000 for the endowment of a fund
for superannuated and disabled employes
of the Carcwgle Company. This benefac
tion is by far the largest of the many
created by Mr. Carnegie, and Is probably
without a counterpart anywhere In the
world. This fund will in no wise Inter
fere with the continuance of the savings
fund established by the company 15 years
ago for the benefit of its employees. In
this latter fund nearly $2,000,000 of the
employes' saving are on deposit, upon
which the company, by contract, pays 6
per cent, and loans money to the work
men to build their own houses. The let
"New York. March 12. To the Good
People of Pittsburg: An opportunity to re
tire from business came to me un:ought,
which I considered It my duty to accept.
My resolve was made In youth to retire
before old age. From what I have setn
around me, I cannot doubt the wisdom
of this course, although the change is
great, even serious, and seldom brings
the happiness expected. But this is be
cause so many, having abundance to re
tire upon, have so little to retire to.
The fathers in olden days taught that
man should have time before the end of
his career for the 'making of his soul.' I
have always felt that old age should be
spent, not as the Scotch say. In 'making
mlckle malr,' but in making a good use
of what has been acquired, and I hope
my friends of Pittsburg will approve of
my action in retiring while still In full
health and vigor, and I can reasonably
expect many yenrs for usefulness in fields
which have other than personal alms.
"The pain of change and separation
from business associations and employes
is. Indeed, keen; associates who are at
once the best of partners and the best
of friends; .employes who are not only
the best of workmen, but the most self
respecting body of men which the world
has to show. Of this, I am well assured
and very proud. But the separation, even
from a business point of view, is not ab
solute, since my capital remains in Pitts
burg as before, and, indeed, I am now in
terested In more mills there than ever
and depend upon Pittsburg as hitherto
for my revenue.
"I shall have more time now to devote
to the Institute and to the technical
school, which are In the higher domain
of Pittsburg's life, and these I have long
seen to be my chief work. the. field In
which I can do the greatest, because the
highest, good for Pittsburg. The share
which I have had in the material devel
opment of our city may be considered
only the foundation upon which the
things of the spirit are built, and, taking
the proceeds of the material to develop
the things of the spiritual world. I feel
that I am pursuing the Ideal path of life
and duty. For all these reasons, and for
another, more potent than all, viz., that
Pittsburg entered the core of my heart
when I was a boy and cannot be torn
out, I can never be one hair's breadth
less loyal to her. or less anxious to help
her in any way than I have been since
I could help anything. My treasure Is
still with you; my heart Is still with you,
and how best to serve Pittsburg is the
question which recurs to me almost every
day of my life.
"New York, March 12. To the Presi
dent and Managers, the Carnegie Com
pany, Gentlemen: Mr. Franks, my cash
ier,, will hand over to you, upon your
acceptance of the trust. $6,000,000 of Car
negie Company bonds, in trust for the
"The Income of $1,000,000 to be spent in
maintaining the libraries built by me In
Braddock, Homestead and Duquesne. I
have been giving the interest of $250,000
to each of these libraries hitherto, and
this will give a revenue of $50,000 here
after for the three. The income of the
other $3.O00.OCO is to be applied:
"First To provide for employes of the
Carnegie Company in all its works,
mines, railways, shops, etc., injured in
lta service, and for those dependent upon
such employes who are killed.
"Second To provide small pensions or
aids to such employes as, after long and
creditable service, through exceptional
circumstances, need such help In their
old age and who make a good use of it.
Should these uses not require all of the
revenue, and a surplus of $200,000 be left
after 10 years' operation, then for all
over this, workmen in mills other than
the Carnegie Company in Allegheny
County shall become eligible for partici
pation nl the fund, the mills nearest the
works of the Carnegie Steel Company be
ing first embraced.
"This fund I? -not intended to be used
as a substitute for what the company
has been In the habit of doing in such
cases far from it. It is intended to go
still further and give to the Injured or
their families or to employes who are
needy in old age, through no fault cf
their own, some provision against want
THE LATE BEXJA3IIX HARRISON. f
as long as needed, or until their young
children can become self-supporting. My
president and myself have been confer
ring for sonic time past on the possibility
of introducing a pension and beneficial
j system to which employes contribute, re
sembling that so admirably established
by the Pennsylvania and Baltimore &
j Ohio Railroads. We find it a difficult
. problem to adjust It to a manufacturing
I concern, but It will be solved, and here
. after the trustees have authority to make
I this fund the foundation of such a sys
tem. "Each superintendent will report to the
i president such casts In ihis department
as he thinks worthy of aid from, the
fund, and the president will, in turn, re-
i port to the directors, with his recom-
mendation Tor action. A report,' to be
made at the end of each year, giving an
I account of the fund and of Its dlstribu-
I tlon, shall be published in two papers In
pPittsburg and copies posted freely at the
several works, thjtt every employe may
know what Is being done. Publicity in
this manr.er will, I am sure, have a bene-
I ficlal effect
I "I make this first use of surplus wealth
upon retiring from business as an ac
knowledgment of deep debt which I owe
to the workmen who have contributed so
greatly to my success. I hope the cor
t dial relations which exist between em
ployers and employed throughout all the
Carnegie Company works may never do
disturbed; both employers and employed
remember what I said in my last speech
to the men at Homestead: 'Labor, cap
ital and business ability are the three
legs of a three-legged stool. There Is no
precedence, aJl being equally necessary.
He who would sow discord among the
three Is an enemy of all.'
"I know that I have done my duty in
retiring from business when an oppor
tunity presented itself, and yet, as I
write, my heart is full. I have enjoyed
so much my connection with workmen,
foremen, clerks, superintendents, part
ners and all other classes that it is a
j great wrench, indeed, to say farewell.
iiaiipny, mere is no real rarewell In one
sense, because, although no longer em
ployer, I am still and always must be a
friend, deeply Interested in the happiness
of all whom It has been my good for
tune to knnw and n-nrlr In cvmnnthv u-itv.
for so many happy years. Always truly
yours. ANDREW CARNEGIE."
Carnesrle's Library Offers.
OGDEN, Utah, March 13. Andrew Car
negie has offered to give $25,000 to the
Ogden Library Association. A letter was
received today from Mr. Carnegie's sec
retary containing the conditions of the
offer. He asks that the city furnish the
site for the building and guarantee $2500
per year to maintain it. The proposition
will be accepted.
ATLANTA. Ga., March 13. Mr. Carne
gie has given an additional $20,000 to the
Atlanta library bearing his name. This
makes Mr. Carnegie's total appropriation
$145,000. The library will be dedicated
early in May.
CnrncRle Sails for Europe.
NEW YORK, March 13. Andrew Carne
gie, accompanied by Mrs. Carnegie and
their daughter, sailed for Southampton
today on the steamer St. Louis. Mr.
Carnegie intends to return to this coun
try in October.
Plognc at Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN. March 13. Fifteen new
cases of bubonic plague, all colored per
sons, were officially reported today.
Reading of a Telegram in
the Washington Senate.
FOR ANTI-RAILROAD PURPOSES
Scheme Was Finely Planned but
Failed to Worlr, for Bill Was De
featedPatrick: Henry "Wins
OLYiMPIA," Wash., March 13. A bomb
shell was exploded in the Senate tbl3
afternoon in the course of a debate upon
a House bill fixing passenger rates at
3 cents per mile. The explosion was
made by Senator Lincoln aDvls, of Pierce
County, In the midst of a speech against
the bill, and consisted of an alleged tel
egram from Patrick Henry Winston, of
Spokane, ex-Attorney-General of tho
state, and ex-United States District At
torney, to Herbert Arthur Jackson, of
Spokane, his son-in-law and general pas
senger agent for the Spokane Falls &
Northern Railway, at which road the
bill was aimed.
The telegram in question is alleged, and
Its date bears out the allegation, to havo
been sent to Jackson prior to the intro
duction of tho bill in the House. Tho
telegram reads as follows:
"Olympla, Wash., Jan. 24. Herbert Ar
thur Jackson. General Passenger Agent
Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,
Spokane. Wash.: The Spokane Falls &
Northern is exempt from tho provision
of tho general law fixing freight rates
under the clause exempting roads of less
than 150 miles long. Plans are on foot
here to repeal the clause; also to bring
the road to a 3-cent passenger rate. Will
your road pay a reasonable fee to defeat
such legislation. Consult Downs if you
think advisable. Write.
"P. H. WINSTON."
Rending- Was Expected.
The reading of tho telegram was ex
pected by a largo crowd which was
present in the lobby, the fact of lt3 ex
istence having been generally known for
several days. Davis made no comment
on the telegram, but when he finished.
Chairman Preston, of the railroad com
mittee, was promptly on his feet to de
nounce the reading of the telegram as
a scheme to creato a sensation and to
stir up prejudice against the bill.
Mantz of Stevens, the Senate cham
pion of the bill, followed along the same
Schofield of Chehalls spoke against the
bill, but made no reference to the tele
gram. The bill was placed on its final pas
sage and defeated, although It received
a majority of tho votes present. It
failed, however, to get the necessary IS.
The vote In detail was as follows:
Ayes Angle, Baumelster, Cornwell,
Crow of Spokane, Crow of Whitman,
Garbcr. Hall, Hallett, Hammer. Mantz,
Moultray, Preston, Sharp, Tolman, War
burton, Welty, Wllshlre 17.
Noes Andrews, Baker, Biggs. Clapp,
Davis, Hamilton. Hemrich, Land, Le
crone, Megler, Rands, Ruth, Schofield,
Smith. Stewart, Summerfield 16.
History of the Bill.
Tho bill In question was Introduced in
tho House by Puckett, a Democrat, of
Spokane County, and passed that body
several days ago. At the same time
Puckett Introduced the bill, he Introduced
three others, all ostensibly aimed at cor
porations. One was a blow at the tele
phone company, the second at telegraph
companies, and the third at sleeping car
companies. Puckett is an intimate friend
of Mr. Winston, and it is generally be
lieved here that Winston drafted all tho
bills in question. Puckett declares sol
emnly that he introduced all of the bills
in good faith.
How the railroad people became pos
sessed of the alleged telegram to Jack
son is a question which they refuse to
answer and which is being generally dis
cussed tonight. The general impression
Is that Jackson's affection for the rail
road company, which gives him employ
ment, was stronger than that for hi3
father-in-law, and that he turned the
Colonel Patrick Henry Winston is a
character widely known In this state. Ho
was originally a North Carolina Re
publican and was appointed United
States District Atorney for Washington
by President Harrison, serving faur years
In that capacity. In 1S94 he turned
Populist, but turned back to the Repub
licans again before tho election. In 1S3S
he joined the Silver Republican party
and was nominated by the Fusion con
vention for Attorney-General and
elected. He had not been In offlce long
before ho became mentally afflicted and
was East for three years or therabouts,
for treatment. Last Fail he returned to
tho state, apparently restored to full
strength of body and mind. He has
been in Olympla during the greater part
of tho present session, but left some
days ago for his home in Spokane.
Three cents per mile is the maximum
passenger rate charged by the conti
nental lines in this state, but the Spo
kane Falls & Northern Road, which Is
a branch of the Great Northern, has
been charging 5, and It was to reduce
this rate that the bill was Introduced.
Its failure to pass the Senate was a de
cided victory for the railroad com
pany. An Amusing: Incident.
An amusing incident occurred in con
nection with the consideration of the bill
In the Senate. Senator L. C. Crow, of
Whitman County, was not present this
morning when the bill came up for con
sideration. The bill was deferred on that
account until this afternoon, when he was
still absent The sergeant-at-arms was
sent to find him, but failed. The bill
was still deferred and finally late in
the afternoon Senator Crow came In.
He was greeted with great laughter. To
the surprise of many he voted for the
bill. Crow is a Democrat and repre
sents one of the principal wheat raising
sections of the state. He has voted for
all anti-railroad legislation during the
present session except the Preston com
mittee bill, which he bitterly opposed.
The Vote at Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb., March 13. The follow
ing is the vote taken today on United
D. E. Thompson.. 39
With but eight more days of the ses
sion remaining the deadlock seems as far
from settlement as ever. The Republican
caucus tonight took four more ballots
without significant change, and with
barely enough present to nominate under
the present rules.