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THE aTOENIXG OBEG02JIAS, WEDNESDAY,, MARCH 7, lOOO."
Senate Adopted Conference
Report on Financial Bill.
LITTLE INTEREST WAS SHOWN
Speeches Gnie Out Before the Time
Game to Vote Contest Case
in the House.
"WASHINGTON. March 6. Not probably
in the history of the Senate was there
ever 6hown so little interest In the final
vote on a gTeat measure as was mani
fested today In the vote on the conference
report of the financial bill. The report was
before the Senate for nearly two weoks,
yet only four speeches were delivered on
It, including Aldrich's explanation of the
changes made In the Senate bill by the
conference. Today's discussion ceased on
the bill 15 minutea before the time fixed
for the vote, and the Senate actually be
gan the considerat-on of minor bills on
iho calendar to consume time. The con
ference report was agreed to bya. vote of
44 to 26, the report -thus having a majority
The House spent the entire day in con
sideration of the Aldrich-Robbins contested
election case from the Fourth Alabama
district Bobbins, the sitting member,
made a speech of over an hour In his own
"behalf. The other speakers were Burkett,
of Nebraska, In behalf of the contestant,
and Glynn of Now York, and De Armond
of Missouri, for the contestee.
THE DAY IX DETAIL.
Coko of Debate, and Vote on Finan
cial Hill in the Senate.
"WASHINGTON, March 6. At the open
ing of the Senate session today, Hans.
hrough (Rep. N. D.) reported a House
joint resolution directing the Secretary of
the Interior to place under bond the
mammoth tree grove and the South Park
Grove of big trees In California, the idea
being that the Government shall acquire
the grovea. The resolution was adopted.
At the conclusion of the morn ng busi
ness, Simon (Rep. Or.) called up the reso
lution on the seating of Quay. He ad
dressed the Senate in answer to a speech
of Carter (Rep. Mont.), delivered yester
day. In the course of which the Montana
Senator adverted to the reasons which In
duced him to vote against Corbett, who
was the appointee of the Governor of Ore
gon. He said Carter made the distinctive
charge that Corbett had corrupted the leg
islature and defeated the desire of the peo
ple of Oregon. He could not, he said, per
' mit this "unjust and untrue" charge to go
unchallenged. Simon directed attention to
the fact that Mr. Quay, as a member of
the Senate, was paired against Mr. Cor
bett, and said, on principles of justice, Mr.
Quay should be estopped by his paired
vote against Mr. Corbett,
Carter replied to Simon's statement. He
had not spoken with a view of making a
personal assault on Mr. Corbett, He said:
"'I assigned as a reason for voting against
Mr. Corbett the belief I entertained then
and which I still entertain, that the pro
ceeding in Oregon of the Legislature was
a revolutionary proceeding, to which Mr.
Corbett was a party."
Carter then had read a. letter discussing
the situation from George C. Brotvnell,
chairman of the joint assembly of the
State of Orem. Ho followed this letter
with the assertion that Mr. Corbett and
the Govjnor of the State were In the com
hlr ion not only to defeat Mitchell, but
-to elect Corbett The latter's entire effort,
lie said, was to prevent the organization
of the Legislature in order that he might
secure the appointment.
Scott (Rep. "W. Va.) Introduced a reso
lution authorizing the President to gov
ern the Philippines until Congress shall
A bill was passed for the erection of a
public building In "Wheeling, "W. Va., the
cost not to exceed .$100,000.
Allen (Pop. Neb.) then addressed the
Senate on the financial bill. He did not
suppose It would be denied that the adop
tion of the gold standard was a gross vio
lation of the Republican policy, as enun
ciated in the Republican platform of 1S9G,
nor would it be denied, he thought, that
the Republican party has made no honest
effort to bring about blmetalism.
Aldrich (Rep. R. I.), chairman of the
finance committee, said: "I -will interject
Into the Senator's remarks, with his per
mission, a denial of every statement he
has made, and the probability Is that at
the conclusion of his speech I can enter
the same denial."
Later, when Allen declared the bill re
quired the payment of all debts, public
and prh-ate. In gold coin. Senator Aldrich
entered a straight denial, and did thr samn
thing when Allen asserted that It conferred
unlimited power for the issuance of bonds.
Allen retorted that the whole measure
reduced every contract to the gold stand
ard. He especially attacked the measure
because of favors which he said It ex
tended to the National banks. The pend
ing bill would be more far-reaching in Its
(blighting consequences than any measure
he had ' ever known, and its enactment
would be a terrible calamity to the people.
Aldrich briefly replied to Allen, denying
that the measure extended to National
"banks any additional privileges. Briefly,
there was not the least danger of Infla
tion by the Issuance of National Bank cur
rency under the provisions of the pending
Wll. Tho entire amount possible to be
Issued by the banks would be SG09.000 000.
an Increase of $360,000,000 over the present
National Bank currency.
Aldrich then asked Butler (Pop. N. C.)
if he and his party still favored the free
coinage of silver at the ratio of 1G to 1.
and Butler, not answering directly. Aid
rich charged that the Populist party had
abandoned the free coinage of silver. But
ler protested against this version of his
The time for taking the vote- on the
financial bill had been fixed at 4 o'clock,
and it still lacked 15 minutes of that hour.
As no Senator desired to speak further on
the measure, a bill providing for the erec
tion of a public building at Natchez,
IIss., was passed.
At 4 o'clock the pending conference re
port was agreed to, 44 to 26, as follows:
PJott (N. Y.) )
Allen Culberson Pettigrew
Bacon Harris ' Pettus
Bate Heitreld RaWlins
Butler Jones (Ark.) Sullivan
Chandler Jones (Nov.) Talliaferro
Chliton Kenney" Teller
Clark (Mont.) McLaurlh TiHrnqn
Clav Martin Turner.
The Senate then passed a'jblrit resolu
tion authorizing the President of the
"United States to invite the Government of
Great Britain to join in the formation of
an International commission to examine
and report upon, the diversion of the
waters that are ' the boundaries of the
The Senate then passed the following
general measures: For the enlargement
of the public building at Dallns. Tex ,
for tho erection of a public building at
Spokane. Wah.. cost $i00 000: to ratify an
agreement between the commission of the
Five ,CJvlUzed Tribes and the Seminole
tribe of Indians; for the erection of a.
public building at Tacomo, "Wash., -cost
After a brief executive session, the Sen
ate, at 5il5 Pi M,. adjourned, i. ,
In the House.
The House iesumed the consideration of
the Aldrich-Robbins contested election
case In, the fourth Alabama district, which
was taken up last .Friday. Robbins. the
sitting member, who Is a Democrat took
the floor for an hour in defense of his
right to the seat
He was- followed by Burkett (Rep. Neb.),
who favored the contestant. Aldrich.
Glynn (Dem. N. Y.? and DeArmond
(Detn. Mo.) spoke in favor of the sitting
During DeArmoncL's speech, the con
ference rQport, on the financial bill was
returned from the Senate.
At 4:50 P. M. the House adjourned.
DISTRICT JUDGE, OP ALASKA.
President Nominates Melville
Brown, of Wyominsr.
WASHINGTON. March 6. The Presi
dent today sent the following nominations
to the Senate:
Justice Melville C. Brown, of "Wyoming,
United States District Judge for the Dis
trict of Alaska,
"War, pay department Captain F. L.
Payson, Assistant Quartermaster United
States Volunteers, to be Paymaster, with
rank of Major." Puerto Rican Regiment of
Infantry, to be Captains J. M. Carter,
Fifth United States Cavalry; Christian
Briand, Adjutant, Puerto Rico Battalion;
J. T. Ord, Puerto Ulco Battalion: "William
P. Butler, late Major First Illinois Volun
XorthTTCst Delegations Disappointed.
WASHINGTON, March C The Oregon
and "Washington delegations were very
much disappointed today when they saw
a man from Wyoming selected for District
Judge of Alaska. Both delegations had
confidently counted on having this ap
pointment. It is possible that men from
one or both of these states may be se
lected when the Alaska bill passes giv
ing two additional Judges for the territory-
PACIFIC CABLE BILL.
Senaic Committee AuthoriseH
WASHINGTON, March 6. The Senate
committee on naval affairs ordered a fa
vorable report upon the bill to construct
a cablo to Manila by way of Honolulu.
Midway Islands and Guam. It is to be
under the direction of the Navy Depart
ment and to be a Government cable.
Senator Hale, chairman of the commit
tee, was authorized to prepare a bill and
report It to the Senate. The bill will
provide for the Immediate construction of
a cable only from San Francisco to Hono
lulu; but It will contemplate the ultimate
extension of the cable to tho Philippines
and also to Hong Kong. It is estimated
tho cable to Honolulu will cost between
$3,030,000 and $4,000,000.
The House BUI.
WASHINGTON, March 6. The House
committee on commerce today ordered a
favorable report on the bill for a Pacific
cable connecting this country with Ha
waii, the Philippines and Japan. The
measure has heen under consideration for
a long time, and two sessions were held
today In order to bring the matter to a'
conclusion. The bill of Representative
Sherman is the one favorably acted on
with a number of amendments. This will
provide for private construction of the
line, the Government paying $300,000 an
nually for 20 years for the transmission
The amount of this annual payment was
tho last question decided. The original
provision was for $400,000, but after ex
tended discussion, the reduction to $300.
000 was made. The committee had pre
viously Inserted a clause that the cable
be of American make and tho cable ships
shall be under the American flag. Another
provision calls for the completion of the
lino to Honolulu by January L 1902, and
to Japan by January 1, 1903.
It was originally estimated the cost of
the cablo would be $S.O00,000, but recent
estimates submitted to the committee
show tho rise In prices of material will
make the cost about $13,000,000. The Gov
ernment's obligation, however, is con
fined to the annual payment of $300,000.
Favorable Report on Bynum.
WASHINGTON, March 6. The Senate
committee on finance today authorized
a favorable report upon the nomination
of Hon. W. D. Bynum as appraiser of
merchandise at the port of New York.
The committee divided on party lines, the
Republicans supporting and the Democrats
opposing tho confirmation.
Hoar "Would Pay Queen Lil.
"WASHINGTON, March 6. Sonator Hoar
today gave notice of an amendment to tho
diplomatic appropriation bill providing for
the payment of $250,000 to Lilluokalani.
Miller's Nomination Confirmed.
WASHINGTON, March 6. The Senate
today confirmed tho nomination of H. P.
Miller, of Oregon, to he Consul at Chum:
TWO TEARS IN A TRANCE.
Death of Miss XSidn "Wilbur, the San
SAN FRANCISCO. March C After two
jeans of unconsciousness Miss Elida Wil
bur aied today. In February, 1S9S, Miss Wil
iur was found in her rqom unconscious,
with the gas turned on. She was lying on
a sofa with a novel in her hand, and it
was at first supposed that she had com
mltted suicide, but an Investigation dis
proved this supposition, and it became
known that she had fallen asleep while
reading, and that a gust of wind had ex
tinguished the light, leaving the gas to
escape Into the room and rob the young
lady of her senses. The usual remedies
were applied, but the doctors could do
nothing toward reviving the girl. The best
phjsiclans In the city were called, and
every known means of restoring conscious
npss were applied, without Tesult,
The girl retained in a great measure
her former beauty, and to all appearances
was but in a pleasant sleep. She was
nourished and watched as an Infant, and
a few weeks ago was removed from the
citj', with the idea that a change of air
might have a beneficial effect Her friends
and nurses were rewarded by brief, very
brief, period1 of consciousness, and once
or twice she dpoke. and It is said that her
wort's were these: "No one loves me now."
Sometimes she would start up and to all
appearances was about to speak, but the
expectant watchers were doomed to dis
appointment. She uttered no audible
sound, and appeared to "be staring Into
space. She recognized no one, not even
Later she wa& removed to her California
Street home, and it was thought that she
was . gradually recovering from her re
markabfe trance, and that she would re
new the useful and beautiful life which
to all Intents ended on that fateful Fehr
ruary. night .in 1S9S, but all hopes for
her ultimate recovery were shattered to
day, when she passed peacefully away
without having recognized those who have
spent so many weary and heartrending
moments watching by her bedside.
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Insurance .Companies Combine.
,NE; YORK, March 6. Announcement
is" made that the Metropolitan Life In
surance Company, of this city, has ac
quired the business of tho Vermont Insur
ance Company, of Burlington, Vt. The
deal Involves the transfer of $3,000,000 of
insurance In Xorce, and a cash payment
of about $70,000 by the Metropolitan.
, Suicide of n ProfCKsor.
. BANGOR, Me., March G Professor
HarVey. of the University of Maine, shot
and killed himself today at his home in
Orono. He Jiad been suffering from men-
j tal troubles, resulting from 'overwork.
WHAT SOVEREIGN SAW
"VISIT TO WAR-DXER OX THE?
DAY OF THD-IUOT.
Testimony of. the Ex-Maater Work
man of the Iv. of L. Before the
WASHINGTON, March 6. Before- the
Coedr d'Alene Investigation was resumed
tnilnr Vo TTnnca vHlto" rmmlMftn Vi1
an Tntk-n inn or,, ,-,wrt.i rnt to i
call on the -President for the affidavits j other cascs had "P01"101 lJ H,I s0 , Lleutenaht-Colonel of the Fourteenth Col
flled with him relative to the conditions ' far , " tnei known. There have been ored Infantry, on a charge of cowardice
in tho mining country under martial law. ' so few cases lately, the doctor adds, that . and other laformatIon as to his military
This decision tvas due to some question J th.e anti-plague serum has not had a fair career; called for a mass of papers that
as to the right to make such requests of j
the President, and more particularly he
cause the affidavits were not considered
Andrew Devlin was the first witness to
day. His evidence was directed to show
ing that orderly conditions prevailed, and
that the local authorities could have
dealt with the situation without resort
to martial law.
Jameb R. Sovereign, formerly master
workman of the Knights of Labor, said
he was In the Coeur d'Alene district dur
ing the demonstration against the Bunker
Hill mines, and was editor of the official
organ of the miners organization at Wal-
lace, Idaho. He attended a labor meeting
at Gem. Idaho, the night before the blow
ing up of the mill, and later that night 4
attended a meeting- at Wallace, but there
was no talk of blowing up the mill. He
never heard that any demonstration was
contemplated against the mining property.
The next morning, while stand.ng in front
of his office, a man on horseback rode up
and said: "Sovereign, they aro coming."
He asked who were coming, and the horse
man answered: "The Canyon-Creekers."
He saw a train with a number of men
aboard going down to Wardner. There
were conflicting rumors of what would
occur at Wardner. He went down on the
noon train and reached Wardner in time
to hear the three explosions -when the
mill was blown up. He saw many men,
some with Winchesters, and there was
considerable firing. To avoid the con
fusion he stepped on an engine. While
on the engine a man with a revolver
boarded the cab and demanded that the
train be "brought to a stop, and this was
done. Meantime there was some shooting
into the flume of the mining camp. Tho
train then proceeded to Wallace. There
was no excitement there. Tho same quiet
prevailed at Mullan, Kellosg and other
Mr. Sovereign told of his appearance be
fore the coroner, when many soldiers and
several lawyers identified with the mining
interests were presont. As the military
were in control, Mr. Sovereign applied to
military headquarters for a pass. He said
he told the officer in command that he
was president ot a Montana mining com
pany. Thereupon the officer showed ex
cessive affability and said the military
forces proposed to take care of the mine
operators. He heard he was to be ar
rested, but this never occurred.
Mr. Sovereign said he had been advised
that the soldiers were to be used to assist
the local authorities, but not to enforce
martial law. Instead of that, martial law
was enforced with extreme severity. The
conditions were less acute, he said, than in
Chicago during the great strike, and yet
the military system adopted was far more
rigid. Mr. Sovereign described scenes at
the bullpen. He said he heard negro sol
diers use obscene language against the
Imprisoned miners. When the men were
arrested they wore light clothing, such as
is used In deep mines, and,, although the
weather was very cold, they received no
The witness stated that while one of the
miners was in the bullpen a man. at
tempted to force an entrance to the room
of the miner's wife. The man committing
the offense was arrested by a local con
stable, but was afterward released by the
soldiers. When asked who was the re
sponsible official In charge of affairs, Mr.
Sovereign said there, was no
between Governor Steunenburg, General
Merrlam, Captain Edwards and Auditor
"They all had Krag-Jorgensens behind
them," he declared. He added that one
of the mine officials had given the order
to "fire" at the time the demented miner,
Johnson, was shot. Mr. Sovereign will
SUPPRESSION OF THE PLAGUE
Cabincnt Authorizes Expenditures liy
WASHINGTON. March 6. At the Cab
inet meeting today the recommendation of
the Hawaiian Council that they be au
thor red to expend 5300,000 In the suppres
s'on of the bubonic plague and In -the
relief of distressed natives, was'formally
apptoved. Srme doubt was expressed as
to the autbrrity'of the Hawaiian Coun
cil to make thus expenditure, hut the opin
ion wis unar.'mous that the gravity of the
situattnn Justified Chat course, and the
nce eary cli ections will be forwarded at
Puerto Rican postal affairs were' also
considered. A large part of the time of
the Tneeting was taken up with a dis
cussion on the Puerto Rican tariff bill. -
REPORT OX THE PLAGUE.
Situation at Honolulu, Ivalnhul and J
WASHINgTPN, March 6. The Surgeon-
General of the Marine Hospital service
has received a report, dated February 20,
from Surgeon Carmichael, at Honolulu,
summing up the plague situation there
and at Kaluhul and at Hilo.
Concerning Honolulu, be says that up
to February 18, the aituation'looked prom-
J fslng. On that date three new cases, all
fatal, were reported.
At Kaluhul the inhabitants of China
town, where the disease was discovered,
had been moved to a detention camp, Chi
natown destroyed by fire and the dead
burned. Np cases had developed since
February 10, and the situation was well in
At Hllo, the doctor found only one case
of plague reported, "the wife of a Portu
guese merchant She was taken 111 on
January 23. and died on January 23. No
The PInsrne at Sydney.
SYDNEY. N. S. W., March 6. The i
fourth death from the bubonic plague
occurred here today.
NIPPED IN THE BUD.
Son Snlvndor Revolution
NEW YORK, March 6. From San Sal
vador comes news of a revolutionary
movement recently nipped in the bud, and
OPEN DOOR IS TALK
TRUST BARS ARE THE REAL THING.
a confiscation by the Government of JZ0
00") belonging tto Dr. Jose Alfarado. wbo, it
Is reported, was to have led the revolt.
Dr. Alfarado was formerly Vice-President
of the Republic, but for some months he
has. been la Honduras, conspiring for the
overthrow of President Regelado, it Is
said. Dr. Alfarado is wealthy, and It Is
reported that he Instructed his represent
atives In San Salvador to buy a draft
on New York for $50,000 for the purchase
of arms and ammunition. The agent did
this, but President Regelado learned of
the plot, and immediately took possession
of the money, and also caused the arrest
of the revolutionary agents. The payment
of the draft was stopped, and the revolu
tion has been temporarily abandoned.
THD YAQUI WAR.
Indians Active Between Potnrii and
CHICAGO. March 6. A special to the
Tribune from Potam, Mexico, says:
ThVee days ago the Y'aquls intercepted
the mall which was being conveyed under
an escort of 300 soldiers. Of the 300 sol
diers, all were dispersed except two, who
were hanged to near-by trees. The
Yaquis carried off the mails.
Yesterday the Yaquis laid siege to Co
corit and. captured Tegota, a mile below.
They will attempt to burn Cocorit if it
holds out beyond tomorrow.
There are. 3000 Yaquis between Potam
.and Torin. nwenty-four Mexican soldiers
have been brevsht Into the military hos
pital, and nino Yaquis are reported dead
on the field.
.Mail communication between Potam and
Guaymas has ben stopped. Today 27
Y'aquls fired Into a body of 200 Mexican
soldiers on the road between Potam and
Torin, a"nd disappeared. Between Potam
and Torin, 15 miles distant, 16 bodies are
hanging to trees, 14 being Yaquis and
two Mexicans. .
An expedition of 400 men has left Potam
to open the road to Cocorit, and great
fighting Is expected.
SNOW STORMS AND GALES.
CHICAGO, March 6. For the iiast 35
hours, Illinois, Minnesota, Rrwa. Nebras
ka, Michigan and Wisconsin have experi
enced a series of storms, remarkable for
their severity. The center, however, ap
pears to have been through Wisconsin
and Illinois and along Lake Michigan,
where heavy snow, changing to hall, ac-
' comPanled b' a sale, has resulted in par-
tlally demoralizing telegraph at;d tele-
phone Gervice, and has badly crippiou ran- mortal' referred to. If. however, you de
road service. I oire to make a further examination Into
Today the Ohio Valley and Lower Lake
' region is being drenched by rain, which,
in places, is driven in perfect clouds by
the flerce wind. There is some danger of
the Chicago water supply being partly cut
off. as all of the crlba and in-takes are
hemmed in by perfect mountains of ice,
and only unceasing work by the crib
keepers has so far prevented trouble.
A Rnbcns Painting; Seized.
NEW YORK March 6. A special In
spector of the Custom-House and a spe
cial agent of the Treasury have seized
Rubens famous picture, "The Holy Fam
ily," at the gallery of a Fifth-avenue
art dealer The painting was entered at the
local Custom-Houso on December 17 by
Eugene Fischeff, an art dealer. It was
valued at $25,000, and was passed by the
United States Appraisers, and duty was
paid on the fixed valuation.
It has since been ascertained that the
painting was undervalued some $20,000.
having been sold at executor's sale of the
estate of Sir Cecil Miles, in London last
May, for S715. or abor.it $43,000. The seiz
ure was ordered hecause of this alleged
undervaluation. If the valuation Is in
creased from 25 to 49 ver cent, a graded
penalty will be imposed in addition to the
additional duties. 1
Dr. Sanford's Liver Inviprorntor.
.tk wst T.( pi- 'MV?tMn A Verretnble Cure for
I Ucr H'-fli Blltousocss, Inaiswtlon, Constipation.
GEN. CORBIN'S RECORD
HE OFFERS TO RESIGN IF AXY
THIXG YVROXG IS FOUXD IX IT.
Letter ot -the Adjutant-General to
Senator Davis The Court-Mar-
tial at Cliattanoogra.
WASHINGTON, March G. Tho resolu
tion adopted by the Senate, calling for a
complete record of the court-martial
which tried Adjutant-General Corbfn when
! will require a week to copy, according to
the estimate o the War Department. Gen
erai Corbln, Iir anticipation of the reply.
today addressed to Senator Davis, of
., tt hit w.i - ,- .,. v. I
examination of his5, record from the day he
entered the servico of the United States
Army as a 19-year-old boy, 3S 5ears ago,
until now. Moreover, he authorizes the
Senator to present his- (Corbin's) resigna
tion to the President If the. search reveals
a suggestion of unwortlincss. The letter
includes the findings of the court-martial,
which most honorably acquitted Lieutenant-Colonel
Corbln of the charge, General
Grant's letter conferring upon him two
brevets for gallant service m. ,the time
he was charged with cowardice, and
finally a otter from the Colonel of the
regiment, who preferred the charge, prais
ing his work In the campaign.
In his letter to Senator Davis, the Adjutant-General
"Dear Sir My attention has been called
to certain newspaper reports purporting
to set forth extracts from a 'memorial
that Is said to havo been .transmitted to
you which are in the nature of charges
affecting my record as an officer of the
"So far as these statementn, or any
others, may be deserving of consideration
or attention. I desire to place myself at
your, command In aiding you to make a
searching examination of my record as a
soldier with a view to ascertaining all the
truth, and wish to say In all earnestucsa
if a search reveal3 to you a suggestion
of unworthiness, X will close the discus
sion, so far as I am concerned, by au
thorizing you to present my resignation
from the service to the President.
"I believe in disposing of radical evils
with remed'es, and ro far as lies In my
power, this rule Is fo'lowed In the admin
istration of the Adjutant-General's De
partment, and I shall not shrink from hav
ing tho same rule applied to my own case.
It is my duty, as Adjutant-General of the
Army, to afford you, and through you, the
Congress, all facilities for full and com
plete information on any question affect
ing tho efficiency of the Arry in pari or
"I havo the' honor to hand you herewith
an official copy of General Prder No. 0,
Headquarters, First Division. Array of the
Cumberland, dated March 14, 1SG5, promul
gating the proceedings and findlns-s of the
general court-martial resulting from the
trial of all the allegations, and your es
pecial attention is invited to the unusual
expression of the court in Its findings, to
1 wit: 'Most honorably acquit.' That '.ho
I court was composed of officers of experi-
ence and high character goes without say-
ing, and that Its proceedings, findings and
approval were. In all respects, regular and
lawful, has never been questioned.
"Your attention is also invited to a
copy of the official report (Inclceed here
with) of the engagements of the Four
teeenth United States Colored Infantry In
andbout Decatur, Ala., during the lat
ter "part of the month of October, 1SG4,
which report is signed hy the officer who
later preferred charges upon which I was
tried, cne ofi which related to that tlmo
"I-feel confident that to one of your
long experience as a public, officer, and
your high sense of justice, the official
records herewith brought to your atten-
tion will not nermit vou to be mteled nor
to accept as truthful the statements which
are reported to be contained .in the me-
my record. I will gladly give you any as-
slstance In facilitating an examination of
tho records made, day by day, from tho
tlmo when, as a lad 6f 19. I left mv fath
er's farm in Southern Ohio and entered
the volunteer army. I am now closing
my 3Sth year of continuous service a ser
vice, modest though It has been, yet I
claim to have been honest and fatithful.
My service in the Volunteer Army cov
ered nearly four years, having in that
tl-ne held comm'eslons of six grades, from
Second Lieutenant to and including that
of Colonel, with brevet of Brigadier-General.
From all of which I was honorably
discharged. Not only th's. but General
Grant, while Secretary of War ad Interim
(two years after the trial herein dlspiiwcd
had been on record in tne War Depart
ment) conferred upon me. by authority
of the President, two' brevets, one of Ma
jor for gallant -and -meritorlus conduct
In thefBattle of Decatur, Ala., and another
of Lieuterant-Colonel for like service In
the Battle of Nashville (cop'es of which
are Inclosed) covering the exact dates set
forth in the specification of the charges
"Following mv discharge from the vol
unteer Pervice T was appointed a. Second
LVutenamt in the regular Army, and In
July, lSG"?, I was appointed a Captain In
one of the new regiments, and. so far a
I am aware, without the solic'tatloru ot
any influence outside of the military -service.
Iihad been an officer of-'theArmy
more than four years before I had tho hon-,
orahlo and personal acquaintance cC any
member of Congress -or any one el se In
touch with the authorities in Washln ton.
"My first 10 years In the regular 4 Vrmy
were spent with my companions I the
then remote WeHtern states and territ ories
of Kansas, Colorado. New Mexico, ArJ zona
and Texas, havlnir intbat time march i in
different expeditions against hostile: In
dians, and changes of station front Fprt"
Riley, Kan. (the Western terminal of the
railroads leading to the West) to J'prt
Brown, at the mouth of the Ro Gran-.
the distance traversed and the difficult Ifca
of this esrvice being fully understood only
bi those who have had the experien c-e.
During all these 10 years I was never i ib
sent from duty for a single day from a ny
cauGe whatever. I served 14 years as a
Captain of Infantry, and In the Adjutat t
General's department nine years in, B ie
grade of Major, seven years in the gral le
of Lieutenant-Colonel, and two. years i J
the grade of Colonel, and at the time t t
my appointment aa Adjutant-General, wa sj
the senior Colonel In the department. YoU r
attention Is also Invited to the fact Da t
the President tendered me the commissi a l
of Mnlor-General of Volunteers, which ' I
had the honor to decline, so tnat ail tne
, mti i ...... , inn- Tr,i-w
offices (limited In 'number by law) might
00 given to officers serving wun. troops m
the fields- I have now served in the regu-4
lar Army more than a third of a centuryi
and I have been absent from duty front
anv cause less than 30 days.
"Thte appeal is made to you in the namc4
of justice, and I am confident that It isf
not made in vain. Very reopectfully,
tt rv r?ORTUr AfHntnnt-General."
T Vrt AiiTfTort?il nrivofli1lnf T"AfpTTP1. 1
to as Genernl Order No. S, General Cor-
bin, then Lieutenant-Colonel, was tried
at Chattanooga on four charges, as fol- j.
"Charce finst Cowardice '1
Charge second Misbehavior before the
violation of the 32d article oi
"Charge third Conduct unbecoming an
officer and a gentleman.
"Charse fourth Conduct prejudicial ta
good order and military discipline."
The finding of the court was- "not
guilty," the court adding a clause ofmost
Provisions of ThXs Year's Appropria
NEW YORK, March 6. A special to fine
Herald from Washington says:
Provision will be made In this
year's naval appropriation bill for
a construction programme fully equav
to tho expectation of tho. friends"
of the service. The bill will
probably be reported by the House com
mittee on naval affairs before the end
of the present" week. It is still subject
to change. but as It stands it
provides for two large battle-ships, three
armored cruisers of 13.500 tons displace
ment, "three protected cruisers of S000
tons displacement and four gunboats of
900 tons displacement.
The committee has not yet fixed the size
of the battle-ships, but they will probably
be H.500 or io.000 tons. The armored
cruisers are to have high speed and large,
coal capacity, with the heaviest armament
possible to be carried on vessels of their
type. The three protected cruisers are to
be imoioved Olymplas. The gunboats are
to be designed with special reference to
their use among the Philippines.
In deciding to provide for armored
cruisers and protected cruisers, members
of the committee were largely Influenced
by the recommendations of Admiral
Dewey, who declared armored cruisers
superior to battle-ships In many
respects, their inferiority in armor
and armament being more than
.compensated for. in hi3 opinion, by their
greater radius of action, ana tneir speea
and maneuvering qualities. He said that
he would be willing to fight such an ar
mored cruiser as he recommended against
any battle-ship. Admiral Dewey's ex
perience with the Olympia and the other
protected cruisers Irr his squadron at the
battle of Manila ledhim to recommend
the construction "of similar vessels as the
Olympia. but with larger displacement, so
as to admlt'ot their carrying heavier bat
teries and more protection for their guns.
No final decision has jet been reached
as to the armor for the new vessels and
for those authorized In former bills, but it
has practically been decided by the com
mittee to provide that they shall have the
very "best armor qbtainable, and to in
crease the limit of cost to $545 per ton.
Last year's bill fixed the limit at 5400 and
the Secretary of the Navy has "been un
able to contract for Krupp armor at that
price. The Increased limit will enable him
to secure this armor.
As the bill stands it carries appropria
tions aggregating about 563.000.000. This
limit may be increased If the committee
yields to pressure being exerted from
cities In which navy-yards are located to
provide that some of the ships shall ba
built In government yards. If this is de
cided upon it will be necessary to very
largely increase the appropriation for
navy-yards so as to provide for "new shops
and machinery plants. It is not probable
that this will be done.
TUTUILA .VAVAL STATION.
Executive Order Placlnpr Islands Un
der r'onrtol of Navy.
WASHINGTON. March 6. The execu
tive order Issued 'by tho President a short
time ago, placing certain Islands of the
Samoan group under the control o the
Navy Department, Is as follows:
"The Island of Tutulla, of the Samoan
group, and all other Islands of the group
east of longitude 171 degrees west of
Greenwich are hereby placed under the
control of the Department of the Navy
for a naval station. The Secretary of the
Navy will take 6uch steps as may bo
necessary to establish tho authority of
the United States, and to give to the Isl
ands tho necessary protection.
In accordance with this order, the Sec-
retary of the Navy has announced that all
ithe islands embraced therein "are hereby
established In a naval station, to be known
at? the Naval Station Tutuila, and to be
under the command of a commandant."
FOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Beffiimlnir of a. Five Dnys' noxingr
nntt Wrestling: Tournament.
SAN FR:ANCISCoTMarch 6. The first
of the seriev of the five nights of box
ing and wrei'tllng matches for the ama
teur championships of several classes be
gan tonight in the gymnasium of the
Olympic Club. The contestants had been
chosen from, among their respective
classes at the bg amateur tournament in
New York City and brought here at the
expense of the Olympic Club to meet the
best amateurs ot tho Pacific Coast.
The principal bout cf tonight was be
tween J. L. Scholes. or Toronto, unt.,
chamnlon amateur bantam weight, and
Frank McDonald, of the Reliance Club,
of Oakland. In the third round McDon
ald's seconds threw "P the sponge.
In the three-round bouts, bantam, 115
pound class, William Schovnheim was
awarded the decision over G2orge Mur
phy, both unattached; Ed McDonnell, of
tho Olympic Club, defeated Andrew
Rourke. unattached: Daniel Danjiger, of
the Olympic Club, won from R. Martin
in the fourth round, as one extra round
was ordered by the judges.
In the special 123-pound contests, J. L.
Scholes. of Toronto Athletio Club, deteat
ed F. McDonald, of the Reliance Club, In
the third round; W. J. Leonard, of the
Olympic Club, won from Joe Sullivan, ur
attached, in the third round.
In the 125-pound, light-weight class, W.,
x finodlv. unattached, defeated F. Fer- i
ner. of the Olympic Club; Joseph A. Root,
of the Olympic Club, defeated James Mul
ligan, unattuched; James C. Britt. Olym
pic Club, defeated Robert Harrlgan. un
attached: George Eager. Olympic Club,
defeated W. H. Hammersly. Olympic Club.
In the 150-pounds and over heavy-weight.
J. A. Munroe. Olympic Club, defeated C.
Milward. Olympic Club.
Famor.1 Mare Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO. March' 6,-GeraIdlne,
The witchcraft of So
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and' combination of its ingre
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one new. SIZE
of the Liquid, without the Powder, 25c.
Large Liquid and Powder together, 75c
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HALL & RUCKEL
e famous racing mare of phenomenal
1 peed at short distances, holder of the
U.:vcrld's record for half a mile, in 4$ eec-
-onus. is aeaa at Spreckeis jxapa jaxm.
3.er newly-born foal, by Crlghton, died
nt,the same time.
1 Whitney's Colt Entered.
LONDON, March 6. William C. Whlt
n cy's unnamed 2000 guinea colt, by Miguel,
ot it of Aurora, has been entered for the
" "est Derby stukes as a 3-year-old.
j THE RUNMAG RACES.
Yi :tcrday's Winners at Oakland and
FRANCISCO, March i. The
r. . . -v
w 'ather at Oakland was ramy and the
- j Tve" and a half furlongg, sens:-ran
T i naa won, Mountebank cecont. Moroila
thJ "d; time, 1:014-
JS iturity course, sellint; Miss Mar rn
a jn El Mido second, De Uuu&c th id;
TI ree and a half fur'O'igs Mamie Hil
d.et h won. Irate r.ecoadiS" Mrs. i:r:mell
.trrin 1; time. 0:45.
50. ven furlqngs, selling Essence won,
Ti'lqla second, Choteau third: time, 1:3L
. VII le and an eighth, selling Malay won,
TJ: r la second. Castakej third; time, 1:57.
leyen furlongs Potentate won. Pom
pin fh; second, Good Hope third; time, 1:2S.
Races at New Orleans.
N 3 1W ORLEANS. March 6. Favorites
finis il ied first in each of the six races
whiiA 1 composed today's card. The track
was t ast and the weather flne. The re
Ono", mile, selling Bequeath won, Sun
God I second, Prince Real third; time,
Tw p miles, selling Rushfields won. Ban
quo 11 second. Possum third; time, 3:30.
Mil e and a quarter, hurdle handicap
Chee sr. lite won. Glover Vendig second,
Zeide pleach third; time. 2:20.
Six J 'furlongs, handicap Hlmtlme won,
Alex second, Jim Gore II third; time,
Milr r and an eighth Northumberland
won. J nnie F. second, Clarence B. third;
One n ille. selling Sir Fitzhugh won,
Rodd se cond. Wedding Guest third; time,
. tf 6 '
j: Jmingr Elections tn CnTjaV
HAVJk NA, March 6. Governor-General
Wood a -ys that as soon as complete cen
sus ret a -ns are received, the recommenda
tions o f; the Election Committee will be
formall y approved and published, thus en
abling 1 eparations to be made throughout
the isla J id for the elections of May 1.
' Genen T Maximo Gomez has written to
the pap!; rs to say that he cannot accept
any offeiJ of monetary assistance, especial
ly at a d me when, owing to Cuba's mis
fortunes.' her treasury is In the hands of
the fore lg ner.
t Rockefeller's Offer.
BOSTO 3 ", March C At a meeting of the
Baptist 3 3dal Union last night. It wa3
announct d on behalf of the Union The
ological ix stltutlon. that John D. Rocke
feller h.i3 undertaken to contribute one
half of tlio $400,000 needed to complete tho
equipmen i of that Institution.
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