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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1900.
HOT TALK IN SENATE
Gallingcr Accused Penrose of
'ROW WAS OVER THE QUAY CASE
Proposal to Fix a Tlnie for a Vote
k , 1Va Postponed Until .Today
Puerto Illcaxi Debate.
WASHINGTON, March IS. "I asseiX
most emphatically that when the Senator
says I told him I should not speak on this
subject, he does not state the truth."
This was the sensational retort made
In the Senate today by Galllnger, to a
statement Just made by Penio.se. Sen
ators were astonished and the auditors In
the galleries quivered with excitement.
TheTe had scarcely been the slightest in
iimatlon that the debate would take 'sum
For nearly three hours the Senate had
under discussion the bill appropriating
$2,095,000 for the benefit of the people ot
Puerto Rico. Fairbanks had jus: con
cluded some remarks on the measure,
and suggested that the Senate pioceed to
the consideration o executive business.
Pending a motion to that effect, Penrose
who has charge of the case of ex Senator
Quay, suggested that a time be fixed for
a vote on the case. In the course of his
remarks he Intimated that certain Sena
tors were throwing obstacles In the way
of a vote, and indicated that Gahmger
was one- of these Senators.
Galllnger quietly replied that he desired
to be heard on the question, but had not
had an opportunity to speak. To his
statement Penrose retorted that the New
Hampshire Senator had assured nlm he
did not expect to speak on the Quay cae.
Instantly Galllnger was on his feet, and
with evident feeling and with great ve
hemence, replied as above quoted.
"I don't know whether I don't speak
the truth," hotly replied Penrose, "or
whether the Senator from New Hampshire
failed to tell me the truth."
Galllnger retorted that the whole pro
ceeding of Penrose was .unmanly and be
neath his notice.
The proposition to fix a time for a vce
was postponed until tomorrow, but it wab
some time before the excitement sub
sided. The debate on the appropriation alu de
veloped difference of opinion, as Jones of
Arkansas offered a substitute for the
measure a bill to return the duties to
those who had paid them, and providing
for absolute free trade between the United
States and Puerto Rico. The bill had
not been disposed of when the Quay cise
was called up.
The District of Columbia appropriation
bill, carrying $G.CCS,37S, was passed by the
House today, and also a bill granting tho
abandoned Fort Hayes military reserva
tion to the State of Kansas for an experi
mental station and Normal School pur
poses. THE ROUTINE REPORT.
Tlie Puerto Ilicnn Debate Continued
in the Senate.
"WASHINGTON, March 15. Jones (Dem.
Ark.) offered the following In the Senate
today, which was adopted:
"Whereas, frequent complaints are be
ing made from many sections of the In
dian Territory uat townslte commission
ers are incompetent, inattentive to their
duties, and not discharging the duties in
cumbent upon them,
"Resolved, That the committee on In
dian affairs be directed to inquire ln;u
the truth of these allegations and report
to the Senate."
"When the morning business had been
finished. Sullivan (Dem. Miss.) took tho
floor to deliver his announced speech on
"Relations "With the Philippines." but at
the request of Allison (Rep. la.) yielded
for the Immediate consideration of the bill
appropriating for the beneiit and govern
ment of Puerto Rico the revenues collec
ed'on importations therefrom. Jones of
fered the following substitute for the bill:
"That duties collected to this date on
articles imported into the L.i:lted States
from Puerto Rico since h.- IStli day of
April, 1899, the date of xhe. exchange of
ratification of the treaty of peace be
tween Spain and the Jni'cd States, be
returned to the persons Irom vi om they
were collected, and from ..he passage of
this act no duties shall be collected on
articles coming from Puerto Rico."
Allison explained that the amendments
proposed made the bill simply a specific
appropriation measure, including moneys
collected up to January 1, 1900. Jones in
quired what Allison proposed to do with
the duties collected after January 1, 1900.
Allison replied that that was a question
for Congress to deal with in the future.
"I regard this as a most Important
measure," said Jones. "I don't believe
there is any law for the collection ot
those revenues, and I do hold that then
collection was violative of the funda
mental principles of our Government."
Further he expressed his opinion that
the funds collected In duties ought to be
returned not to Puerto Rico, but to the
people from whom the duties were col
lected. Lindsay (Dem. Ivy.) suggested thai
Jones' proposed settlement of a question
was at least open to doubt. He under
stood that eult had been begun against
the United States to recover duties paid
on Puerto Rlcan goods.
"If we are to determine the quest:or.
now," said Lindsay, "and then later the
courts should decide otherwise, we shall
be In the position of having simply made
a donation of $2,000,000 to these pdople."
Mason (Rep. 111.) did Aot believe the
amendment was germane to the appropri
ation bill, particularly a's the pending bill
was distress legislation, and every hour
of debate was adding to the suffering ol
the people for whom the relief was in
tended. Spooner (Rep. "Wis.) tan! ne had hoped
no Senator nrould endeavor to place upon
the bill any amendment about which thera
would be a division cf opinion. The
measure was one of mrcy of humanity,
of generosity,, and ha I grown our of a
condition entirely new to the American
people. He vigorously opposed the amend
ment offered by Jones. This money, he
said, had been collected largely from the
sugar and tobacco people,- who were we.'
able to pay It, and he believed that It had
been rightfully collected.
"Why," said Spooner, "shou'id we antici
pate, the decision of the courts in the mat
ter?" Turley (Dem. Tenn.) asked Spooner why
It would not be well for Concress to
wait until the courts had passed upon the
question before appropriating the money.
"Yes," replied Spooner, vehemently,
"wait. Let the people of Puerto Rico
starve until the courts have determined
whether we shall pay back the money
collected as duties to the sugar and to
bacco trusts. I cannot believe the Sena
tor would stand by any such proposition
Clay (Dem. Ga.) inquired of Spooner if
it were not true that in the midst of their
distress we had collected this burden
some tax from the people of Puerto Rico.
"No, It Is not," replied the Senator. "The
duties -were paid by a comparatively few
people and those are not the poor people.
We were right In imposing the tariff and
we are right In making this appropria
tion." In the opinion of Cockrell (pem. Mo.),
who voiced his sentiments In a temperate
utterance, nobody could question the state
ment that a serious emergency existed In
Puerto Rico. It was due to the transfer
from the control of one country to that
pf another and to the destructive hurri
cane which did untold damage on the
Island. He believed the appropr atlon ought
to be made to help them, and be made
at once. He opposed Jones' proposition
to pay duties collected to the persons who
had paid them, and in answer x to Jones
said he based his objection to the amend
ment upon the great economic theory in ,
which he had always believed, that the
consumer of an Imported article pays tha
"We all know," concluded Cockrell,
"that some excitement has been created
throughout the country by this proposed
Puerto Rlcan legislation. The President,
the Secretary of War and the Governor
General of the Island recommended free
trade between the island and tho United
States. This question was presented and
another legislative body, which had au
thority, decided the matter so far as it
was concerned. This body, or a part of
It, has been put In a dilemma, but that
has little pertinence here and now. This
appropriation, ought to be made and at
once, because the people need It and be
cause It Is right."
Spooner If we are In a dilemma, as sug- I
gested by Mr. Cockrell, we shall proceed
in a manly and straightforward way to
extricate ourselves from it. I do not
think a humanitarian measure should be
delayed while the legislative debating
society discusses the matter for four or
Bacon (Dem. Ga.) took the ground
covered by Cockrell. "While he favored
the bill, he did not, he said, by any means
shut his eyes to the fact that the measure
was intended not so much as a great
humanitarian project as to afford the
Republicans an egress from a serious
Allen (Pop. Neb.) offered an amend
ment declaring that the Paris treaty had
the effect of extending the Constitution
over Puerto Rico and Its Inhabitants. He
announced his determination to vote for
the bill, but said the measure was being
used as a subterfuge to permit the Re
publican party to escape from an un
pleasant situation on the Puerto Rlcan
Pettlgrew (Sll. S. D.) announced his op
position to the passage of the bill, saying
that the only necessity for the legislation
-was political in -Its nature. He thought
the bill did not provide any money for
the relief of the suffering Puerto Rlcans.
He contended that the only reason for
urgency In the passage of the measure
was to allay the political clamor. Evi
dently the Republican party had decided
that to betray Puerto Rico was preferable
to changing the system of protection.
Testimony taken-before the Congressional
committee indicated that wages had
doubled. In view of this fact, Pettigrew
said he could not. accept the statement
of suffering. Pettlgrew admitted that the
situation was embarrassing.
"If you don't put a duty on tobacco and
fruit," he said, "tobacco raisers of Con
necticut and the frultraisers of California
are liable to vote against the Republican
ticket, while If you provide for a duty,
you violate the pledge made to the Puerto
Rlcans when we took possession of the
Fairbanks (Rep. Ind.) expressed amaze
ment over the statement that there was
no distress In Puerto Rico, In view of
the testimony taken before the Senate
committee on Puerto Rico. He read a
letter from the Director of Posts for Puerto
Rico In support of his contention that
there was xrreat need for assistance. It
was no time to play politics In the Sen
ate, but rather time for action In the In
terest of humanity.
Penrose (Rep. Pa.) then asked that the
resolution In regard to tne seating of M.
S. Quay as Senator from Pennsylvania b?
taken up, saying that he was satisfied
there were Senators who were seeking
to delay the resolution so as to render it
Impossible to securo a vote during the
present session. The question must be
decided in the high tribunal of the con
sciences of Senators cr upon the low
plane of politics, which had In the past
characterized such proceedings. As he
took his seat Penrose cast his eyes in the
direction of Galllnger (Rep. N. H.), asking
that a time be fixed for a vote, and re
marking: "I look squarely at those who
are creating these obstacles."
Galllnger rose and stated quietly that
he had been trying for six days to get an
opportunity to speak in opposition to the
Quay resolution, but had been prevented
by other business. He still desired to
speak, and he knew many other Senators
who wished to be heard.
To this statement Penrose replied that
Galllnger had told him that he did not
expect to talk on the Quay matter. "He
may have changed his mind," Penrose
continued, "but he most emphatically
then told me that he would not speak."
Galllnger was on his feet before Penrose
concluded, "I assert most emphatically,"
he said, "that when the Senator says I
told him I should not speak on this sub
ject, he does not state the truth." Ha
went on to say that Penrose had come
to him in an "Imperious way," and asked
him whether he Intended to ask to be
heard, and that he (Galllnger) had told
him fhat he was not entirely decided as
yet whether he would speak or not.
"I don't know whether-1 don't speak the
truth or whether the Senator from New
Hampshire failed to tell me the truth,"
was Penrose's response, but he was, he
said, very confident of his position.
To this Galllnger replied that it was un
manly and beneath his notice.
Hoar (Rep. Mass.) then came forward
with a proposition to fix a time for a
vote, and the two Senators who were
party to the heated colloquy said no .nore
on the subject. There was objection to
naming a date, and Hoar postponed his
request until tomorrow. Hoar then ad
dressed the Senate on the Puerto Rlcan
appropriation bill. He announced his
willingness to let the appropriation bill
pass for humanitarian reasons; but took
occasion to repeat his views on the gen
eral question of expansion.
"I have not" he said, "changed or modi
fled my former opinions," and he pro
ceeded to say that his study during the
lost 12 months of the situation In the
Philippines had only served to convince
him that he had been right In his original
position. He had read with great Inter
est the state papers or the leaders of the
Philippine revolt, and had found them to
be "modest, temperate and eloquent ap
peals to the love of justice of the people of
the United States," and he "hoped and be
lieved that In time' these appeals would
make their -way to the consciences of the
people of this country. Insuring justice In
the end, If not now. In conclusion Hoat
"I do not think we ought to keep those
people waiting" while we are reaching a
determination of the questions which have
come to us so recently. I propose to vote
for thl3 bill, and I propose to vote against
any proposition that will Involve debate."
Before the discussion of the pending
bill had been concluded, Wellington (Rep.
Md.) presented an elaborate argument
against the seating of Quay. He main
tained that the Governor of Pennsylvania
ought to have called together the Legis
lature of the state, as had the Governor
of California, for the purpose of electing a
At 5 o'clock the Senate adjourned until
10 o'clock tomorrow, the two hours before
noon to be devoted to reading the Alaska
In the House.
"Without preliminary business, the House
today resumed consideration of the Dis
trict of Columbia appropriation bill. The
general debate closed yesterday, and today
the bill was read for amendment under the
flve-mlnute rule. After some minor
amendments, the bill was passed.
A bill was passed granting the aban
doned Fort Hayes military reservation to
tho State of Kansas for use as an experi
mental station. State Normal School and
public park purposes.
At 4:30 P. M. the House adjourned.
Oregon Hank Application Approved.
WASHINGTON, March 15. Applications
for authority to organize a number of
National banks has been approved by the
Controller of the Currency, among them
being the First National Bank of Cottajre
i'Grove, Or. Capital, 325,000.
TESTIMONY FOR DEFENSE
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COEUR
Special ProKecntor Forney Contra
dicted Many of the Stat6mcnts
of FroHCcutlnff "IVitncMsea.
WASHINGTON. March 15. Although
the direct testlm'ony In tho Coeur d'Alene
investigation before the House commit
tee on military affairs Is not yet
closed, the prosecuting witnesses tempor
arily gave place to the first witness not
identified with those bringing charges.
This was J. H. Forney, the special prose
cuting officer, who directed the cases be
fore the coroner's Jury and grand jury
at the seat of the disorder. He said he had
been prosecuting officer for 15 years, and
was especially appointed In this case by
the Attorney General of Idaho.
Witness said the coroner's Investigation,
which was much criticised on direct ex
amination, was conducted In the usual
way and in accordance with the law. The
Jury not only Investigated deaths result
ing from the riot of April 29. but also
the conspiracy leading up to that demon
stration. The theory that a conspiracy
existed, gave the Inquiry broad scope.
Forney said, however, that no force, va
lence or intimidation was made towards
Concerning the prisoners in the "bull
pen," Forney said they were not held un
der any specific chargeE, but by virtue
of the Governor's proclamation declaring
the county in a state of insurrection. This
was In accordance with the law, he said,
which provided that In case of insurrec
tion, the Governor can appoint a special
officer with armed force to take charge of
affairs. Bartlett Sinclair was appointed
as this officer in charge, and as the state
militia was In the Philippines, the Gov
ernor called on the Federal Government
for troops. The witness said the United
States troops assisted the state authori
ties In making arrests, but "so far as he
knew, they did not make arrests or dis
charges Independent of the state authori
ties. He specifically denied that he had
authorized the proposition referred to by
the witness Simpkins relative to Implicat
ing two miners In the blowing up of the
Forney was asked as to the "permit sys
tem." under which men were not allowed
to work without an official permit. He
said Governor Steunenberg had told him
the system was not new; that miners'
union had compelled mine owners to take
out permits, and that this was an inning
for the other side. After tome contro
versy, Forney asked that this last phrase
be stricken out, but Lentz objected. For
ney then added to the phrase that 'It was
"an Inning for the other side" so far as
this was necessary to preserve order In
the Coeur d'Alene district.
Forney said the counsel for the ac
cused demanded the names of men in
dicted, and copies of the testimony, but
this Information was not given, as 11
would have been against the ends of Jus
tice and would have assisted the suspected
persons In escaping. Ball was not denied
in bailable cases, he said, but men In thi
"bull pen" were not bailable, being held,
not under the usual law process, but un
der a proclamation of the Governor.
Sulzer conducted the cross, examina
tion. He brought out that Forney did not
live In Shoshone County when appointed
special prosecutor, and he then read a
statute of Idaho to the effect that no
person shall be eligible to a county office
unless ho has been an Elector of the coun
ty for six months. He was closely ques
tioned as to his alleged efforts to secure
testimony from Simpkins. He said It was
reported to him that Simpkins had dam
aging testimony to the effect that three
of the prisoners In the "bull pen" parti
cipated in' blowing up the mill, but he was
afraid of his life if he gave this testi
mony. He (Forney) then assured Simp
kins of protection and said he would
recommend to the Court his exoneration,
but Simpkins would make no statement.
Witness said he was attorney for the
Bunker Hill mine about a year prior to
the disturbance and now he was the attor
ney In a case against them.
The witness was examined at length on
the legal rights Involved in the suspen
sion of the writ of habeas corpus, etc. He
said the writ had not been suspended In
Idaho, although the action of the Gover
nor and the holdings of the court might
have had that practical effect. He main
tained, however, that the denial of a writ
of habeas corpus In particular cases did
not operate as a general suspension of the
Tho cross-examination by Lentz and Sul
zer was directed to showing that the Attorney-General
of Idaho demurred to the
application of habeas corpus, and In effect
held that the writ was suspended. A heat
ed controversy arose over the hypothetical
question by Lentz, as to whether, if a
Sister of Charity had been put In the
"bullpen," she could have secured a writ
of habeas corpus. The answer was that
no such condition could have exlstpd.
When Lentz pressed the question, Stevens
of Minnesota sharply protested that the
question was "absurd and nonsensical."
Lentz declared the witness was seeking to
evade the question, whereupon the witness
turned to the Ohio member and said: "1
am perfectly honest in this matter, I
want you to understand, sir."
The witness finally declined to answer
the question further. Representative Hay,
of Virginia, raised the point that this
placed the witness in contempt, and asked.
for a vote on holding the witness to be in
contempt. A controversy of half an hour
followed, bringing frequent sharp and
rather personal exchanges between Marsh
of Illinois and Lentz. The question was
finally changed, and the controversy
closed. When the witness was asked as
to his politics, Jett of Illinois asked If the
Investigation was to be on political lines.
Marsh answered that In his opinion, the
Investigation was conceived and executed
for political purposes.
Merrlam and Labor Unions,
WASHINGTON, March 15. Brigadier
General Merrlam, who was In command of
the troops at Wardner, Idaho, last year,
during the miners troubles In that state,
today denied published reports that he had
suggested to the President the enactment
of a law making labor unions a crime, and
also denied that he had ever used profane
language In connection with his duties at
Wardner. He said that at no time hqd he
made recommendations at all to the Pres
ident on tho subject of labor unions.
PACIFIC CABLE BILL.
Four Distinct Reports From the
WASHINGTON, March 15. Four dis
tinct reportB on the bill for the construc
tion of a Pacific cable to Hawaii, the Phil
ippines and Japan were filed today from
members of the House committee on In
terstate and foreign commerce. Sherman
submitted the majority report, favorable
to the bill Introduced by him for a cable
to be built under private auspices, the
Government paying 5300,000 annually for i
years for the transmission of Government
messages. A. minority report, signed by
Representatives Adamson. Adams, Shack
elford and Dayey, dissents from the bill.
Another minority report, signed by Rep
resentatives Corliss, Fletcher and Stew
art,, opposes the plan of private owner
ship, and proposes a substitute embody
ing the Idea of Government ownership of
the cable. Still anffjher dissenting report
la from Mann, givlhjjt his Individual view
that a Governmentlcable would prove
more beneficial to The public and the
Sherman's majority report Is an ex
haustive review of the cable question, it
says that the argument for a Government
cable that would be under the complete
control of the United States seems of
small Importance to the committee, except
In times of war, and In that event the
Government Is authorized to assume con
trol of the private cable which the com
mittee recommends. As to the Govern
ment cable being more economical to the
United States, the report says that this
loses weight from the necessity of establishing-a
Cable Bill In the Senate.
NEW YORK, March 16. A special to
the Herald from Washington says: .
Senator Hale, chairman of the Henate
naval committee, Is engaged In the prep
aration of the report of his committee,
unanimously recommending the construc
tion by the Government of a cable be
tween San Francisco and Honolulu, as
part of the line to conned San FranclHco,
Manila and Yokohama. It Is likely from
present indications that when the Pacific
cable matter comes before the House, that
body will determine to pass a bill author
izing Government construction of the line.
Confinement of Llvcntock.
WASHINGTON. March 15. The Senate
committee on Interstate commerce today
decided to ask the Senate to recommit the
bill extending the maximum time tor the
confinement of livestock In transit from
2S to 40 hours. This decision was due
largely to the representations that the
change would result In cruelty to animals
EFFECT ON THE PARTY.
Senator and Repreffcntatlves Dla
ensa the Puerto IUco BUI.
NEW YORK. March 15. The Herald
publishes interviews with Senators and
Representatives on the Puerto Rlcan bill
as follows: Senator Spooner, of Wisconsin,
"Whatever is done with the question will
not serve to alter the result next Novem
ber. Mr. McKlnley will be renominated
Representative Richardson, of Tennes
"The great change of political sentiment
that has swept over the country within
the Inst few months is largely due to the
vacillating policy of the President and
the action of tho Republicans in Con
gress. It Is, in my opinion, a practically
sure Indication of Democratic victory next
Fall. That a change has taken place
there is no doubt. The attitude of that
party towards Puerto Rico has been
severely rebuked by men of every political
belief. In a word, the Republicans have
lost ground and the Democrats have
Representative Clayton, of Alabama:
"I think the American people have
treated the Puerto Rlcans shamefully In
dealing with them. I think that the
sugar trusts have Influenced the Repub
lican party. I believe now that no mat
ter what the Republican party may do,
Us past action will go strongly against It
In the coming election."
Senator Clay, of Georgia:
"I think that the majority of the peo
ple of the United States are In favor of
treating Puerto Rico as a part of the
United States; that they are In favor of
free trade between the United States and
that Island. I think that whatever action
may be taken. It will now count against
the Republicans and aid the Demorcats.
It will certainly help the Democratic
party at the polls."
Senator Shoup. of Idaho, said:
"The President's attitude on the Puerto
Rlcan question will not lessen his chances
of election. He will be re-elected nnd the
effect of the Puerto Rlcan legislation will
not cut down the Republican majority."
Representative Pearce (Rep. Mo.) said:
"The Puorto Rlcan question will not act
as the bomb that many of the Democrats
think it will. The Constitution did not
follow the flag when slavery was the
Issue, and It does not now."
Representative Brundlge, of Arkansas,
"In my Judgment, the Democrats will
win a most signal victory In the next
Presidential elections And the recent
backdown of President McKlnley on the
Puerto Rlcan question will very greatly
aid In bringing about this result It seems
that the time has arrived when the Ad
ministration cannot trust the people, and
the people will not trust the Administra
tion." Representative Bull, of Rhode Island,
The Puerto Rlcan question, nor any
phase of It, will have any effect to reduce
the majority the Republican ticket will
have in the coming election."
Representative Capron, of Rhode Island,
"I believe that a complete understanding
by the people will justify the President
and the House and will serve to add to
nnd not detract from the popular Repub
lican vote In the next election."
Representative McCulloch, of Arkansas,
"The Puerto Rlcan legislation thus far
carried out Is a blot on the Administration
that cannot be wiped away. McKInley's
policy ought to and will defeat the party
that supports It."
Representative Robb (Dem. Mo.) said:
"I don't think the Puerto Rlcan legis
lation will lessen Mr. McKInley's vote."
Representative Barney, of Wisconsin:
"The President has done the best ho
could by the Puerto Rlcans, and the peo
ple will come around to seeing the mat
Disorderly Scene in the
CHICAGO. March 15. A special to the
Tribune from Ottawa. Ontario, says:
Desk-pounding; palm-slapping, sllnsjlng
of epithets and choruses of groans char
acterized yesterday afternoon's proceed
ings In the House of Commons. It began
with Sir Wilfrid Laurler declining to grant
further courtesies to the opposition with
regard to notices on the order paper. G.
E. Foster took objection amid manifesta
tions of approval and disapproval. Mr.
Foster angrily nicknamed Sir Wilfrid "His
High Mightiness," "a Vizier," "a Czar of
all the Russlas." "His Majesty," and so
When the Speaker had succeeded In re
storing order. Sir Wilfrid reproved the op
position for violating the rules of decency,
which brought up Sir Charles Tupper with
the counter charge that only a few nights
back Sir Wilfrid's followers had shown
their sense ot decency by saying he had
violated all the Ten Commandments. There
was a roar that drowned blr cnaries
voice, and Sir Bichard Cartwrlght got up
and insinuated It was probably In Sir
Charles' own Interest the question was not
gone Into. Sir Wilfrid caught the Sneak
er's eye and rose to assert the dignity of
the House, and said he would not Indulge
In personalities. The scenes continued
until the end of the sitting.
Servant Under Union Rolen.
CHICAGO, March 15. The Times-Herald
The servants of the household of Mrs.
Emmons Blaine are now working under
union rules. Eight hours constitute a
day's work. The Idea Is said to have been
suggested to Mrs. Blaine by Professor
Patrick Geddes, of Edinburgh, who lec
tured In Chicago a couple of weeks ago.
The scientist offered the proposition
that there was a chance for the" betterment
of the condition of household servants,
and so well did Mrs. Blaine regard the
suggestion that she decldeLto adopt It In
The system was inaugurated about 10
days ago, and It Is said to have proven
highly successful. Society and club wom
en are Interested In Mrs. Blaine's experi
ment, and if It continues to work well, the
plan may be quite generally adopted.
Fire in n Massachusetts Toirn.
HOPKINTON, Mass., March 15. Fire
destroyed five of the best business build
ings In this place today. The loss Is es
timated at 575,000 to $100,000.
EIGHT. NEW. WARSHIPS
PROVIDED FOR IX -NAVAIi APPRO
Secretary Authorized to Contrnct for
- Armor for Battle-Ships Xovr
WASHINGTON, March 15. The House
committee on naval affairs reached a defi
nite and final decision today as to the
number of new warships to be authorized
in the forthcoming naval appropriation
bill, as follows:
Two seagoing- coast-line battle-ships of
about 13,500 tons each, to cost approxi
mately $3,800,000 each.
Three armored cruisers of the highest
practicable speed and most powerful
armor and armament, to cost approxi
mately $4,000,000 each.
Three protected cruisers, to coat about
It was determined not to provide any
gunboats, In view of the opinion expressed
by Secretary Long and Admiral Dewey
that General Otis' recent purchases, of
serviceable boats of this character answer
present gunboat requirements.
The committee decided to authorize the
Secretary of the Navy to contract for
armor at a price ont to exceed $545 per
ton. This applies to the emergency armor,
about 7400 tons, required for the battler
ships Maine. Missouri and Ohio, now In
course of construction, and not to the ves
sels authorized but not begun, nor to
those contemplated by the present bill.
The question of sheathing ships, which
has excited much Interest In naval circles
of late, was determined by adopting a pro
vision leaving the question of sheathing
to the discretion of the Secretary of the
Nnvy. Prior to the action on the bill.
Naval Constructor Capps, who served
with Admiral Dewey In the Philippines,
was heard on the sheathing question. He
urged In particular that vessels to be
used In foreign service should be sheathed,
as foreign drydocks were not always
The committee did not provide specifical
ly for the building of any of the new
ships in Government ynrds, as has been
urged by delegations from Brooklyn and
elsewhere, so that It Is expected the usual
provisions as to building will be Inserted
In the bill, with possibly some discretion
ary power with the Navy Department as
to .utilizing Government yards for thli
LENNY WAS OUTCLASSED.
His Flsrht With Champion McGovern
AVas a Fizzle.
PHILADELPHIATTlarch 15. A iarge
crowd saw Terry McGovern, champion
featherweight of the world, defeat Eddie
Lenny, of Philadelphia, at the Industrial
Athletic Club tonight ip the second round
of what was to have been a six-round
contest. Lenny was completely outclassed,
and In the final round was knocked down
three times in the one minute and 45 sec
onds consumed. Lenny's finish. In the
opinion of the fighting men present, had
the appearance of his having quit The
first knock-down was the only hard punch
of this round, being a swinging right on
the local man's jaw. He took the full 10
seconds, and McGovern then rushed. at
him with his usual speed, and with a
couple of light body blows sent him to
the floor again. The local man again took
the full time In coming up, when, after
a couple- of passes, Terry landed a light
body blow on Lenny, following It up with
a right on the Jaw. Lenny was counted
Knockout by Shnrlecy.
HARTFORD, Conn., March 15. Tom
Sharkey knocked out "Texas" Jlmmle Mt
Cormlck,. after 33 seconds of fighting In
the Coliseum tonlght before the NUtmey
Athletic Club." A left to the body and a
right-hand uppercut sent McCormlck down
and out, and he was groggy when he was
assisted to his feet. He did not stand a
chance against the Sailor. He landed
two hard punches full In Sharkey's face,
but the latter did not mind the blows.
ICnockont nt Bnttc.
BUTTE. Mont, March 15. Chester Le
vere, of this city, knocked out Billy Dacy,
a Philadelphia, lightweight, in the second
round, before the Butte Athletic Assocla
Twenty Hnrd "Rounds.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March 15. Perry
Queenan, of Chicago, was today given the
decision over Jimmy Murray, of Cincin
nati, after 20 rounds of hard fighting.
THE RUNNING RACES.
Yesterday' "Winner at Tanforan
and New Orleans.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 15. The
weather was fine at Tanforan, and the
track was fast The results were:
Half mile M. F. Tarpey won. Comber
mere second, Lucldla third; time, 0:43.
Six furlongs, selling Flamora won, Af
nmada second, Ollnthus third; time, l:n.
One mile, handlcap-The Fretter won,
Ventoro second, Erwln third; time, 1:41.
Mile and a sixteenth, selling Topmast
won, Sardonic second, Tappan third; time,
Seven furlongs, selling Flamoro won,
Perseus second. Afghan third; time, 1:27)2.
One mile Socialist won, Constellator
second, Cromwell third; time, 1:42.
Seven furlongs, selling Sister Alice won.
Gold Baron second, Rosalbra third; time,
Race at New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, March 15. The results
of the races were:
Seven furlongs F. W. Brode won, Prince
of Verona second, Ben Chance third; time,
Half mile Blink won, Frances Rels sec
ond, Dlonysla third; time, 0:50.
Mile and an eighth, selling Judge Stead
man won, George B. Cox second. Can I
See 'Em third; time, 2:0L
Seven furlongs, handicap Aratoma won.
Acushla second, Tom Collins third; time,
Six furlongs, selling Scrivener won,
John Boone second. Kilt third; time, 1:19'.
Mile, selling Prince Real won, Tlldee
second. Sorrel Rose third; time, 1:484.
AVIngr Shot's Continuous Record.
NEW YORK. March 15. Jack Fanning-,
the crack wing shot of California, created
a new continuous match record at the
traps on Madison Square Garden roof to
day, breaking 175 inanimate targets
straight This record was accomplished
without a rest Although Fannlng's record
of 175 straight killed has been surpassed.
It has never been accomplished before In
a continuous match. The best record of
straight kills Is 213, but the record was
made in different events; that Is, the
shooter made straight kills In several dif
ferent events, resting between each event
Denounced the Jury.
CHICAGO. March 15. A special to the
Chronicle from Dallas. Tex., says:
The State Court of Criminal Appeals to
day affirmed the sentence of 10 years Im
prisonment against John T. Carlisle for
the killing of Prof. William Lipscomb, in
the Central Christian Church,, of Dallas,
on the night of July 9, 1899. Professor
Lipscomb was principal of the Dallas High
School. Carlisle had been dismissed as
janitor. He shot Professor Lipscomb to
death during church services without
warning, and In the presence of a large
congregation. On the trial he pleaded In
sanity as his defense.
Judge Brooks, of the Court of Criminal
Appeals today, in 'the written opinion of
the court affirming the sentence, denounced
in severe terms" tho crime of Carlisle, and
rebuked the trial Jury for Its leniency,
"The court Is at a loss to. understand
how tho jury reached the verdict they aid.
The evidence amply supports murder In
the first degree, the highest penalty of
which Is death."
KILLED BY HIS WIFE. " '
Shooting? of Charles Adams, A Union
Pacific PasnenRcr ARcnt.
CINCINNATI, March 15. Charles Ad
ams, a passenger agent for the Union
Pacific, who came here with his wife from
Omaha last October? with their two little
children. Irving and Fay, was shot and
killed by his wife tonight In the Prim
rose flats, on Race street. The only per
son present was Gertie Turman, the sister
of the wife, who Is an actress under the
name of Gertie Hayes. Mrs. Adams,
wnen taken to the station-house, said sne
had been living- a veritable hell tor years;
that her husband threatened her lire; that
he would hold her eldest son by the heels.
head downward, outside of a fifth-story 1
window, and had been habitually cruel.
He had recently threatened' her life, and
she had provided herself with a revolver
for self-defense. Tonight he opened up at
supper time with a terrific tirade ot
abuse, followed with a blow across tne
nose; which felled her to the floor, and
then struck her again. She struggled to
her feet, drew a pistol and fired one shot,
which struck him In the shoulder, rie
turned his back, and- then she tired again.
This time the ball entered behind tne
right ear and came out above the lert
eye. It was a fatal shot.- Mrs- Adams is
detained at the police station.
A BANNOCK TRAGEDY.
Trvo Deaths the Result of Bad Feel
ing -Between Families.
ST. PAUL, March 15. A Butte, Mont,
special to the Pioneer-Prees says:
A tragedy at Bannock yesterday, reports
of which have just been received, resulted
in the death of Fred .Brown and Myrtle
Lytle, the daughter or . William Lytle.
There was hard feeling between the fami
lies. Last Tuesday Brown told Lytle he
would bring his gun up to Lytle's house
and straighten this thing up. Wednesday
morning, about 11 o'clo.ck, Brown ap
proached Lytle's house. Myrtle Lytle
went to meet him and was seen to talk
with him. He said he Intended to "kill
the whole outfit." She turned to go Into
the house, when Brown shot her In the
back, discharging a aecond shot after she
fell. Lytle heard the shot, ran to the door
with a gun, and seeing h!s daughter lying
on the ground, fired at Brown, with deadly
effect, killing him lnstnntly. Lytle sur
rendered. The coroner's Jury returned a
verdict of justifiable homicide.
A HEALER ARKESTED.
Chargrett With. Ifclng; the Mails for
BOSTON, March 15. Francis Truth,
head of the Divine Healing Association
which bears his name, and whose adver
tisements have been spread over tne
whole country, was arrested tonight at his
office, charged" with using the mails for
fraudulent purposes. The prisoner was
locked up. The warrant for Truth's ar
rest was Issued at the solicitation of the
District Attorney's office. It charges that,
by means of his representations, he se
cured many paying members of the as
sociation; to whom he gave what he called
his "absent treatment." The blank for
these "absent treatments" called for a
first payment of $5 for one month's treat
ment. It Is said, that his business has
brought him In $30.0CO a week regularly.
Mob Destroyed a Toll Gate.
CHICAGO. March 15. A special to the
Record from Nashvllje. Tenn., saysr
The house of the tdllgate-keeper on the
Mount Pleasant and Columbia Turnpike,
near Mount Pleasant, has been torn to
pieces by 100 armed men. The tollgate
keeper, who had been warned, escaped be
fore the arrival of the mob. The toll gate
had" been erected" recently, despite a popu
lar protest -made against lt
CHICAGO. March 15, Judge Waterman
today refused to grant a new trial to
Broker Edward S. Dreyer, ex-Treasurer of
the West Park Board, who. was- recently
convicted of the embezzlement of ?31O,O0O
of the board's funds, and sentenced him
to the Penitentiary.
Editor Davis Ont on Ball.
NEW YORK, March 15. Charles Thom
as Davis, editor of the 'Wall Street Re
view, Indicted with five others In the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit alleged conspira
cy, was released on 511,000 ball this after
noon. NICARAGUA MAY OBJECT.
Feeling: In That Country in Regard
to a Fortiilcd. Camil.
NEW YORK. March 15. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
"While Nicaragua has filed no formal
complaint of the Davia amendment to the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty, the feeling In
Pan-American circles Is that that country
will Interpose objection to any attempt on
the part of the United States to carry oilt
Its provisions In time of war. Senor Coreu,
the diplomatic representative of Nicara
gua here, says that, as signed, the con
vention meets with the entire approval of
h's government, but he declines to dlscu&s
the Davis amendment and how he or his
government regards It It Is known, how
ever, that he feels that Nicaragua would
be justified in refusing to grant any con
cessions to the United States when a pro
vision In a treaty with a third power an
nounces that it proposes to take any meas
ures that may seem advisable with refer
ence to the canal for Its own defense."
A dispatch to the Herald from Managua,
"President Zelaya, knowing the sensi
tiveness and the patriotic feelings of Nlca
raguans, will not commit himself on the
question of Unlte'd States troops being
landed to defend the projected canal. He
says the solution of the question rests
wholly with Congress."
Texas Railroad Deal.
" NEW YORK, March 15. It has been re
ported that the negotiations which Collls
P. Huntington Is said to be carrying on
for the purpose of acquiring the Houston,
East & West Texas, had reached a point
at which a deposit of stock with Blair &
Co. had been arranged for. It was even
stated that stock Is now being deposited
with that firm. John B. Dennis, one of
the partners of that banking house, which
Is largely Interested In the road, said that
he knew nothing of such an arrangement,
and that no stock was being deposited
with the firm under such plan.
Collls P. Huntington is on a tour of In-
snectlon In Texas. The Houston. East &
West Texas runs from Houston to Logans-
port, La., a distance of 192 miles, it con
nects at Logansport with the Houston &
Angora Gont Association.
KANSAS CITY, March 15. The rapidly
Increasing InteresJin the breeding and
raising of Angorafigoata In the Southwest
has resulted In the formation of the Amer
ican Angora Goat Breeders' Association,
which will have Its headquarters in Kan
sas City: A herd book will be provided
as a means of guaranteeing pedigrees and
Eor Infants and Children.
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LA GRANDE'S ELECTION.
This-Time Everything- "Was Peaceful
La Grande Chronicle.
The annual city election In La Grande
was conducted on very much the same
lines Inaugurated by the Rev. Dr. Shel
don in the office of the Topeka dally
newspaper this week. In the harsh but
expressive language of the street. It was
"a beaut." There was something of a
contest waged for the candidates for
Marshal and Treasurer, but It was con
ducted entirely with good feeling, and the
bony finger of scorn which has been
pointed at such events In La Grande In
the past la now out of a job. The day
was as fine as could possibly have been
constructed out of hand-sewed weather
bearing a union label. But there was an
entire absence ot bitterness and strife, as
is shown by he fact that only about
three-fourths of the usual vote was cast.
The total number of votes was 503, dlvUed
as follows: First Ward, 127; Second Ward,
221; Third Ward, 155. The result was as
follows: Mayor, David Bay; Recorder, H.
T. Williams; Marshal. Frank P. Chllders;
Treasurer, I. A. Boskowltz; Councilman,
First Ward, W- G. Masterton; Council
man, Third-Ward, J. F. Menzles.
STOCK AT WILLOW SPRINGS.
Good Prices Offered, But Stockmei
Decline to Sell..
George Llnsner. farmer and stockman,
ot Willow Springs, tells the Pendleton
East Oregonlan that It nas been many
years since cattle have wintered so well
as they have during tHe past winter, and
that the percentage of loss has been very
far below the average, und feeding ex
penses have been comparatively light In
proportion to that of previous years.
"Without any exception," he said, "this
has been an Ideal year for the stockgrow
er. We have had all kinds of opportunity
to dispose of our stock In the last bIx
weeks, but none of us seems Inclined to
take advantage of the prices that are be
ing offered. Stock have wintered at such
a light expense that It has been practlcally
no cost to hold them, and, now that the
time has come when they can be placed on
the range, there are comparatively few
cattlemen who would care to part with
their stock at almost any price.
"We have had plenty of opportunity to
sell the last six weeks, because that sec
tion of the country has simply been over
run with buyers. All the way from 3 to
4 cents has been offered. This Is, proba
blv. the best orlce that has been offere
for some time,, but It does not seem 1 '!
have the result of making any sales. Bu
ers have left in dlsgustf being- unable
secure even the few 'scattering- head
the small owners.
"For the last two weeks the stock 1
that section have been fed to some lltti
extent, but this was merely for the pur
pose of giving them strength to "be driven
out on the range. Large herds are being
driven out dally now. nnd within a very
short time the foothills will be covered
Twcnty-iwo Fat IIorh Cremated.
Tho Dalles Chronicle.
Tom Farger. of Tygh Ridge, had tho
misfortune, the other day, to lose 22 far
hogs, whose agregate weight, was estl
mated at 7300 pounds, net. Mr. Farge
had engaged men to kill the hogs, an
after they were slaughtered their llvei
were found diseased and their flesh ?'
much tainted that he had them remove
to a distance from the farm buildings
where they were piled in a heap, wood
and brush thrown around them, and th
whole turned Into ashes. I was a strango
procedure, for they were probably worth
?100 for soap grease, but, fortunately, Mr.
Farger Is well off and can stand the loss.
Contnlnr Agency nt Nelson.
VANCOUVER. B. C. March 15. Th
United States Government has establishes
a consular agency at Nelson. In this prov
lnce William Power Kenlbbs, of Boston
will be the consular agent and will pre
ceed to Nelson and establish his offlc
there next week.
One of Africa' Civllizeri.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
The Mayor of Mafeklng, Frank Whltely,
Is a Yorkshireman. who has led a most
adventurous life. He left Bradford when
a youth and roamed about the then un
known regions of Bechuanaland, hunting
big game and trading in ivory. It was ho 1
who for years was the chief adviser or
Khama. the chief of Baralong. and who
was responsible for the conversion of the
savage Into one of the most enlightened of
the native rulers.
Fifth Victim of the AVreclc.
KANSAS CITY. March 15. Mrs. Sallie
Balke, of Cincinnati, died at the hosplta
here today of Injuries received in the
Missouri Pacific wreck, near Independence,
Mo., February 27. Mrs. Balke Is the fifth
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