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THE MORNING ORUGONIAN, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 18, 1901.
DE WITTE'S MOVE
Would Mobilize Russia's In
OBJECTOF MINISTER OF FINANCE
It Is Believed That lie Desires Dis
criminating: Duty to Impress
t Cermaar More Tbsm the
6T. PETERSBURG, Feb. 18.-Shrewd
observers In St. Petersburg believe that
the Russian Minister of Finance, M. de
"Witte, in imposing a discriminating duty
on American manufactures of iron and
eteel, was not animated only by a desire
to protect sugar-producers, but was eager
to seize xin opportunity to Tnobillze Rus
sia's industrial army, with a view of prov
ing its ability to stand the test of a tar--Iff
war. It is believed, moreover, he de
sires -to impress Germany even more than
the United States.
The Russian press does not give any
particular approval to the experiment.
The Boerse Gazette, usually Influenced by
the Minister of Finance, warns- both sides
against implicit faith in the Blsmarckian
theory that tariff wars do not disturb good
political relations,, pointing out that ex
perience has shown the opposite to be
the case, as a rule.
"We hope the friction will be as quickly
removed as it arose," continues the
Boerse Gazette, "since the political rela
tions now existing between the two pow
ers are the best types known. Both are
playing the game of the tertium gaudens,
which is preparing a blow against both.
Doubtless American public opinion is
wiser than the sugar-producers and the
Government that is acting in their Inter
est." The Novosti, correctly representing Rus
sian public opinion as to the Russian Gov
ernment's sugar policy, demands the abo
lition of the domestic tax and of a system
devised to enable a few lazy manufactur
ers to make profits at the expense of con
sumers. Russia's export policy, the Novosti con
tinues, is designed principally to support
high domestic prices. It is well known
that one of the chief obstacles to temper
ance work In Russia Is the price of sugar,
which checks the consumption of tea.
The .Novoe Vremya reminds Americans
that they are the principal commercial
beneficiaries of Russian railway enter
prises In Eastern Asia, and expresses a
hope that the United States Supreme
Court will decide in Russia's favor.
"Reprisals between friendly nations," It
says, "should remain as a last resort.
Hitherto Russia and the United Stales
have been able to settle their differences
peacefully, whether political .or commer
cial." Evidently the Novoe Vremya article was
written before M. de Wltte retaliated.
Americans here have long been con
vinced that one of the most formidable
obstacles to the development of America's
export trade with Russia is the lack of
sufficient return cargoes to make a direct
steamship line between New. York and
fit. Petersburg profitable. Therefore, they
deplore any action that would tend to'ag
gravate the- difficulty.
The St. Petersburg correspondent of the
Times, who describes the action of M.
de Wltte in raising the duty of all the
principal imports from the United States
as a "reprisal, strikingly disproportion
ate to America's duty on sugar," says:
"If any of the negotiations have been
going on they must have been entirely
conducted in "Washington. Russians here
have been taken by surprise, and the Rus
sian papers, which are always well dis
posed toward the United States, express
great regret at the 'unfortunate Incident
and a hope that some amicable arrange
ment may be reached."
Mnnnfnctarerii to Take Matter Up.
CHICAGO, Feb. 17. The Illinois Manu
facturers' Association will endeavor to
assemble the leading manufacturers of
agricultural Implements in the United
States In Chicago for the purpose of dis
cussing of a retaliatory Russian tariff. The
chief object will be to canvass the situa
tion with a. view to Its correction. It is
understood the manufacturers will en
deavor to get a sugqr Importer to protest
against the ttariff "imposed on beet-sugar
from Russia, and thus carry the question
before the board of appraisers in the hope
that the tariff may be changed.
CONDITION EMPRESS FREDERICK.
From Private Source, It Is Learned
Tliat End "Will Come Shortly.
BERLIN. Feb. 17. The reports as to
the condition of Iowager Empress Fred
erick are quite contrary. The Lokal An
zelger prints a dispatch from Hamburg
asserting that her condition Is satisfact
ory, and a Berlin news agency corrobor
ates the statement.
On the other hand, the British embassy
takes a very serious view of the situ
ation, believing Emperor William is re
maining at Cronberg in anticipation of a
fatal iBsue, and refusing to believe the
reports that the Dowager Empress goes
out driving dally.
From private sources, It is ascertained
that the end will come in a few weeks.
Friendly Relations Denied.
PARIS, Feb. 18. In view of recent state
ments that the friendly relations between
Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender, and
the Count of Caserta had not "been In
terrupted since the Carllat war, the pre
tender's representative In Paris, Count
Latour Landry, announces that all polit
ical relations between them ceased when
the Count of Caserta went to Madrid and
placed his children in the Alfonso army.
"Don Carlos deplores the fact," says the
Count, "that a Bourbon should forget in
such a manner the principles of legiti
macy, and should set such a bad ex
ample for his followers In Naples."
Siberia-Port Arthur Agreement.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 17. It Is re
ported from Nagasaki that an agreement
has been concluded betwen China and the
Russo-Chlnese Bank for the construc
tion of a railway from Lake Baikal, Si
beria, to Port Arthur. The bank. In return
for constructing the line, gets the right to
work It for SO years, and then to purchase
or renew the concession for another 30
years, at the expiration of which latter
period the road is to belong to China
No Retaliation Steps by Belgium.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. Count Llch
erveld. the minister to the United States
from Belgium, says his government has
not taken any steps looking to retalia
tion against the United States because of
the continued Imposition of countervail
ing duties on Belgium sugar imported
Into the United States.
Champion Skater of Norway.
QHRISTIANIA, Feb. 17. In the skat
ing championship contests here today,
the 500 meters race was won by Gunder
sen, in 47 3-5 seconds, arid the 5000 meters
race by"-"Wathen, In 8:24 3-S. Gundersen
will receive the royal cup, the gift of
Victory for Socialist Candidate.
PARIS, Feb. 17. Considerable Interest
was felt In today's second balloting In the
11th Arrondissemcnt of the Department
of the Seine, to replace M. Baudln, Rad
ical Socialist, who recently resigned. On
the first balloting, which' took place a fort
night ago, M. Regis, the notorious Jew
ihaiter, had declared his Intention to wrest
the seat, from the Socialist, headed the
list, the other votes being divided among
several Socialist candidates, including M.
Allemane. Today's decisive election gave
the victory to M. Allemane.
MADRID, Feb. 17. The Valencia news
papers assert that anti-clerical demon
strations occured Thursday last at Sues,
and Jatlva. In the former town mobs
marched through the streets to the Je
suit convent and tore down the name'
plates. Fifteen hundred demonstrators
paraded In Jatlva, bearing black flags.
They were dispersed by gendarmes. Sun
day almost all the coachmen of the
smartest hired carriages In Madrid, went
on strike, and General Weyler had the
coachmen's secretary arrested.
All the persons arrested for participat
ing In the demonstrations against the
Jesuits, and against the royal marriage,
have been liberated.
Ministers' Resignations Presented.
MADRID, Feb. 18. At the Cabinet
council last Friday the Minister's resig
nation was drawn up and It was handed
to the Queen Regent Saturday. Nothing,
however, has yet been settled, although
the Madrid papers are .suggesting the
possible personnel of a Sllvela Cabinet.
Snsrfrestions to Sllvela Cabinet.
MADRID, Feb. 17. Already the Madrid
papers are suggesting the possible per
sonnel of the Sllvela. cabinet. Nothing
however, has been settled, as General
Ascarraga, the premier, has not yet re
signed. Accession to Throne Signalized.
WEIMAR. Feb. 17. The Grand Duke of
Saxe-Wclmar has signalized his acces
sion to the throne by proclaiming a com
prehensive amnesty. Including political of
fenses. Queen Sophia Much Improved.
STOCKHOLM, Feb. 17. The condition
of Queen Sophia Is so much improved
that It is now believed she will be no
longer confined to her bed.
Slight Earthquake at Vienna.
VIENNA, Feb. 17. A Flight earthquake
shock was felt here today.
OVERDUE RICKMERS IN PORT
German Ship from Hong Kong: at
Astoria Trip Not a. Hard One.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 17. The overdue
German ship Peter Rlckmers arrived in
todayi 141 days from Hong Kong. Her
long passage was occasioned by her
coming a different route than that usually
taken. She reports an uneventful trip,
except that on December 19 a sailor
named Franz Baker fell overboard from
the main yard and was drowned.
Sailor Killed uy Fall.
The British ship Ben Dearg, which ar
rived In today from Santa Rosalia, re
ports the loss, two days ago, of a sailor
named Alex Wright, who fell from the
rigging to the deck and was killed. He
was burled at sea.
Brightens Outlook for Lucerne.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., Feb. 17. There Is
now a decided conflict of opinion with
reference to the Identity of the wreckage
near Bacaliu. All who went to the scene
on the Government tug Ingraham assert
that the wreckage shows no Indication
of having belonged to the steamer Lu
cerne On the other hand, the agent who
went to the scene first insists with
equal positiveness that he saw much
material which had unquestionably be
longed to her. The absence of preclso
information brightens the outlook for the
friends for the crew of the Lucerne,
leading them to hope that she may b6
Hnla Mnlccs Victoria.
VICTORIA. B. C, Feb. 17. The ship
Ilala arrived "this afternoon. She had
been delayed by contrary winds. The
captain says that "the life belt found on
the west coast wis not from his ship.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, Feb. 17. Sailed, at 9 A. M.
Steamer Columbia, for San Francisco. Ar
rived, at 10:40 A. M. German ship Peter
Rlckmers, from Hong Kong, and British
ship Ben Dearg, from Sarvta Rosalia. Ar
rived, down at 11:50 A. M. British ship
Scottish Hills. At 4:50 P. M., two square
riggers and a schooner outside. Con
dition of the bar at 4:50 P. M., rough,
wind, northwest; weather cloudy.
San Francisco, Feb. 17. Sailed Steamer
George W. Elder, for Astoria; British
steamer Victoria, for Chemalnus; schoon
er Alice Cook, for Port Gamble; schooner
Sacramento; for Suislaw; schooner Wing
and Wing, for Suislaw; schooner Occi
dental, for Columbia River; scnooncr
Fanny Dutnrd. for Port Ulakeley.
New York Sailed Potsdam, for Bou
logne. Arllved Pretoria, from Hamburg.
Liverpool Sailed Tauric, for New
York; Bo vie, for New York.
Moville Arrived Feb. IS Anchoria,
from New York for Glasgow
Genoa Sailed Auguste Victoria, for
New Yot k.
Queenstown Sailed Btruria, from Liv
erpool for New xork.
Portland, Me., Arrived Tunisian from
Liverpool; Peruvian, from Glasgow.
PUGILISTIC CONTESTS STOPPED
Minnesota's Governor Ends Proposeu
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 17. Gov
ernor Van Sant has put a stop to the pro
posed pugilistic carnival scheduled to take
place here tomorrow under the auspices
of the Exposition Athletic Club. The
Governor came to Minneapolis yesterday
and held a conference with Mayor Ames.
The Mayor was favorable to the contests,
but the Governor was obdurate. While
the Governor could not officially stop the
fight, owing to lack of time, unless the
Mayor sanctioned his act, the latter did
not wish to take strong opposition to defy
the Governor, and hence notified the man
agement of the athletic club that the con
tests could not take place. The fighters
arrived in this city yesterday, and George
Slier, the referee. Is expected tomorrow.
He will confer with the Governor and
ask for clemency.
Sheriff Stopped Two Fights.
TOLEDO, O., Feb. 17. Two attempts
were made this afternoon to pull off a
fight between Kid Moore, of Cleveland,
and Fred Green, of Toledo. Both were
stopped by Sheriff Newton.
To Create Feeling Against G. A. R.
CHICAGO, Feb. IS. Colonel George W.
Cook, of Denver, Past Department Com
mander of the G. A. R., of Colorado and
Wyoming, and a member of the council
of administration of the G. A. R., ar
rived here today for the purpose of
arousing sentiment among the order
against the recent action of the execu
tive committee of the council, at a meet
ing in St. Louis, changing the place of
the forthcoming encampment from Den
ver to Cleveland. Mr. Cook declared that
Denver has not been treated fairly by
the executive committee and declares to
night that he had it "from most excel
lent authority" that a prominent member
of the committee stated during the last
encampment in Chicago "that while Den
ver would be chosen here. Cleveland
would finally receive the prize." This al
leged statement Mr. Cook quotes as evi
dence of the Insincerity which he charges.
TO CURE A COLD IX OXE DAY.
Take Laxative Bromo-Qulnlns Tablets. All
drurrlsts rettind the xnoaoy If It falls to euro.
E. "W. Grore'a elg&atur is ea ach box. 23s.
NEGRO WAS LYNCHED
KILLED MAX AND HIS FAMILY AND
Two Boys Visiting Victims Gave
Alarm, and Mob Soon Meted Out
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17. Thomas
Jackson, a negro, was lynched today at
St. Peter, 20 miles above this city, for a
series of crimes. This morning he vis
ited the home of Alexander Bourgeois, the
engineer of the drainage machine on
Bellepont plantation, some distance from
the plantation quarters. He told Bour
geois the manager wanted him, and tne
engineer mounted the tricycle with the
negro. Jackson stabbed -the engineer in
the back and threw the body Into a
ditch. He then returned to the hoUBe
and butchered Mrs. Bourgeois and her
two babies and ransacked the house. Two
boys visiting the family hid In the
woods. After the 'negro's departure the
boys went to St. Peter and gave the
alarm, returning with a mob-of several
hundred men. The negro was tracked to
his homo and fully Identified by the boys.
He was hanged and his body riddled with
bullets before the Sheriff arrived.
THIXK THEY HAVE ROBBERS.
Officials Capture Three Men for Illi
nois Revenue Office Theft.
CHICAGO, Feb. 17. Secret service of
ficials are confident they have captured
three men who robbed the Internal Reve
nue office at Peoria, HI., January 28, of
535.000 in stamps. The men under ar
rest are John Delehanty, James McVey
and John Reagan. They are held on a
charge of attempting to sell "washed"
stamps, but the secret service agents say
they have been able to substitute the rob
bery charges. The arrest of Delehanty
and McVey was made In the office of a
firm of brokers in the Rookery building,
where they produced a bundle of docu
mentary stamps, amounting to I1S00 In
face value. They agreed to part with
them for $1100.
It is said that Delehanty made a partial
confession. In which he implicated Rea
gan, who was arrested later at the Rich
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE.
Firmness Prevailed, and a Grcnt
Amount of Business "Vns Done.
LONDON, Feb. 17. Last week on the
Stock Exchange was eventful. The set
tlement was successfully negotiated,
firmness prevailed, and a good amount of
business was done. The exchequer Issue
was fairly successful, as more than
double the amount asked for was ten
dered at an average of 97 5s Sd. Con
sols were higher on the week, and the
war loan VA, while other gilt-edged se
curities ranged from half to one point.
More attention was given to the foreign
ers than had lately been the case, and
especially South Americans, which the
Continent bought freely. Americans al
ternately rose and fell, but closed firm
at about the best figures of the day. Gold
Is again flowing in from India, Egypt,
Australia. Russia and France, and Is be
ing restrained here. Rates closed easy,
until Monday 3 per cent; for a week, 4
per cent; oa three months' bills,- 3 per
On the Berlin Bonrse.
. BERLIN, Feb. 17. The bourse last week
showed less demand for state funds,
prices declining slightly until Friday, but
yesterday there was a marked Improve
ment. Imperial 3s closed 8 pfennigs down
for the week and Prussians 65. Among
foreign Tentes Mexicans weakened upon
the rumored Illness of President Diaz.
Chinese were firm. Argentines were
heavily bought upon the strength of the
belief that a funding operation Is near.
The market seemed to have lost all In
terest in American railway securities,
but Transvaal certificates were a very
strong feature, again advancing over 10
points, speculators believing that the rail
way will soon be made British govern
ment property under favorable terms for
Bank stock was strong, rising on the
expected increase in earnings.
Coal and iron shares were strong dur
ing the first half of the week, but during
the latter half they weakened. Although
money remained abundant throughout
the week, the private rate of discount
advanced "4 on the fear that money rates
In England and the United States will
rise. Therefore an early reduction In the
official rate of discount Is regarded as
DESTRUCTIVE FISH WHEELS
An Appeal to the Legislatures of
VANCOUVER, Feb. 17. (To the Editor.)
I have Just seen The Oregonlan of Janu
ary 22, containing an article from H
Wise, of Astoria, on fish wheels and fish
ing above tidewater in the Columbia Riv
er. Like all things that emanate from
Astoria, he asks too much. The salmon
should only have protection In the close
seasons and against the use of villain
ous vampire wheels that are located In
every available spot In the narrow defiles
of the river, both at the Cascades and
the dalles of the Columbia River. When
ever there Is a resting place for salmon
on their voyage up the river to the spawn
ing grounds, they are confronted by one
of these vampire wheels. Like Mr. Wise
I-wonder how any salmon get up the river
at all. "Why the people of Washington
and Oregon permit it is a greater won
der. Many times this same matter has
been brought to the attention of the
State Legislatures: committees have been
appointed to Investigate, but they have
always been more of a Junketing excur
sion than aught else. The committees'
reports were so framed that nothing was
said of the destruction of the salmon
from the wheels that are so placed In
eddies where salmon would naturally go
to rest, when ascending the rapids, or
that they are easily captured by the
wheels which work automatically. The
land on which these wheels are built. It
is said. Is owned principally by the O.
R, & N. Co., and for a great many years
It has been constantly leased to one
party, although many others have ap
plied to get locations from the railroad
company, but have been told that "the
present lease" has not expired, etc, and
though the now applicant would pay as
much as any one else, he never got any
lease. The Inference Is obvious. The
principal owner of these leases may be
found around the legislative lobbies en
deavoring to create dissensions of differ
ent Interests in other rivers and this
river as to the close seasons, thereby
detracting observation from one of the
greatest menaces to the Industries of
Washington and Oregon. Unless the pres
ent Legislatures take more notice of facta
and eliminate the wheel from the Colum
bia, rather than listen to the owners and
lobbyists, the money we havo been bring
ing into the state from sale of salmon will
be a thing of the past. Therefore, let
the people who are interested in this
product look and examine what Washing
ton and Oregon are menaced with.
It may be said that to eliminate these
wheels it would work a great hardship
to the owners. It is a well-known fact
to those In the business that the owners
of wheels, admitting them to have paid
high rents, handsome royalties and in
curred severe legislative expenses, will
still have an Immense credit to their cost.
This article Is written In the hope that
it may Induce some well-disposed Legis
lator in either state to interest himself
for the state, to check the cupidity of
the owners of the fish wheel and destroy.
Its use. thereby perpetuating an industry
that is fast going to destruction on the
HENRY D. LAUGHTON.
CUBA'S BILL-WHO PAYS?
Serious and Troublesome Question
That Must Have an Answer.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The wir with Spain added J277.3S1.533
to the naval and military expenses of
this country between April, 1S98, and June,
30, 1890. This amount was paid In freeing
Cuba from, the yoke of Spain.
In addition there was paid S3.000.OX)
to the soldiers- of the Cuban army, be
sides about fl0.0CO.0G0 for provisions and
clothing with 'which to feed and cover the
people of the Island.
THe United States Gbvernment trans
ported the Spanish army from Cuba to
Spain at its own expense. It has main
tained on the Island for two years, a
military government at Its own expense.
It has modernized Cuba's sanitary con
ditions, roadways, and public works. It
has established law and order, main
tained peace, protected Cubans, Spaniards,
and Americans, and made no complaint
that the war which freed Cuba cost it,
all told, S400.000.000.
By making this vast expenditure the
United States has been enabled to reor
ganize the municipal and general gov
ernments In Cuba, and to render them
practically self-supporting. It has Im
proved the harbors, has repaired the old
railroads, and has built new ones.
Yet now the United States Js asked to
turn over the Island to the revolution
ary party, asking no questions, exact
ing no pledges, but miking a free offer
ing of all that Cuba has cost this coun
try to a faction avowedly hostile to us.
In other words, we are asked to contrib
ute all the war with Spain has cost us
In lives and money without any guaran
ties that the good order which we havo
established, will be maintained, without
any promise that American Interests
will be safeguarded, without any con
cessions that will enable us to prevent
a return to the Intolerable conditions of
The Cubans represented In the Ha
vana convention seemed to assume that
the United States wis In duty bound to
make this expenditure of $400,000,000, to
pay the salaries of Cubans who fought
against Spain, to feed the starving peo
ple of the several provinces, and to ask
absolutely nothing In return. To the
minds of these professional revolution
ists the United States Is simply a great
eleemosynary Institution which they are
free to levy on when they are in trouble
and free to assail when. they are out.
This Is an amazing state of affairs,
but it Is In keeping with the demand of
General Gomez, who, when Cuba wa3
occupied by the Americans in 1899, asked
that the United States pay the officers
and men of the Cuban army 160,000,000 as
a reward for their services and as com
pensation for losses.
What Is the viewpoint In diplomacy,
statesmanship, business, or common
sense from which such a moustrous pol
icy can be justified?
Dewet's Command Exhausted.
LONDON. Feb. IS. The Times corre
spondent at De Aar confirms the report
that Dewet's commando is "extremely ex
hausted" and harassed on all sides. He
"Unfortunately the heavy rains have
handicapped the movement of British
troops from the north. The country Is
reduced to a swamp. The rise of the
Orange River behind the Boers, winch
ought to have been an advantage, has
only prevented the co-operation of Gen
eral Bruce Hamilton's column on the en
emy's rear. The Invaders get sympathy,
but few recruits except mere youths.
They are mainly armed with Lee,-Met-fords."
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Tax on Huntington Estate. '
NEW YORK, Feb. 17. The executors of
the will-of C. B. Huntington have paid
to- the state 5G67.COO, that being the
amount they estimated as due to the
state as an inheritance tax pn the prop
erty left by Mr. Huntington. Later, re
ports of the estate and of jthe tax de
partment will together go over the es
tate, and determine the exact amount of
the tax. There la also a Federal tax to
be paid. The tax just paid was on per
sonal property and such real estato as
Mr. Huntington held In New York. Comp
troller Coler Is represented as having re
ceived nearly $7000 as his commission.
Bursting of Shell In KcarsarKe's Gun
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. A mall report
giving an account of the bursting of a
shell In the bore of one" of the big 13-lnch
guns of the warship Kearsarge has been
received at the Bureau of Ordnance of the
Navy Department. The accident occurred
several weeks ago, while the ship was at
target practice oft Pensacola, Fla. The
damage resulting Is said to be not seri
ous, an dconslsted mainly of the deform
ing or "gouging" of the tube. This will
not prevent the gun being used again.
The Navy officials treat the matter light
ly, and say that such explosions occur
Itinerary of Commercial Club.
CHICAGO, Feb. 17. Tho itinerary of the
Commercial Club of this city, which will
make a tour of the western part of the
United States, was announced today. The
members of the organization will leave
here via the Santa Fe road March 4, and
go direct to Phoenix, Ariz. From there
the trip will Include Ashforks, the grand
canon of the Colorado, Los Angeles,
Pasadena, San Francisco, Salt Lake and
Denver. The club Includes among Its
members many of the most prominent
business men of Chicago. It is expected
that about 50 men will take the trip.
Feiver Jury Trials in England.
From the figures given by the Law
Journal It would seem that trial by Jury
Is becoming less and less popular. Out
of 4S5 which are set down for trial In the
Queen's Bench Dlvison during the present
term, 190 are set down as non-Jury cases,
which is a very much larger proportion
than has hitherto been the case. It is
the Increasing sense of the Uncertainty of
the verdicts of Juries which has given
rise to this state of things; and It must
be confessed that some verdicts- which
have been given of late quite ' account
for the opinion.
Van "Wyck Disapproves Police Bill.
NEW YORK, Feb. 17.-Mayor Van
Wyck has returned to Albany the police
bill, with his disapproval attached. He
says In his letter, after declaring the
bill to be unconstitutional:
"This bill is an attack upon the consti
tutional rights of local self-government.
It Is all the more dangerous because the
attack Is made in an underhanded and
Morgan-Rockefeller Deal Denied.
WHEELING, W. Va., Feb. 17. The
story put on the wires Saturday that J.
P. Morgan and John D Rockefeller had
purchased all the mines In the Fair
mount. W. Va., district, is declared to
be false by officials of the companies al
leged to be In the deal.
Mexican Troops Defeated Indians.
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 17. The Federal
troops had another engagement with
Maya Indians yesterday, and the troops
turned their flank, and drove them from
all their fortified places. The new Mauser
rifles are found to "be extremely effective
against the enemy.
"WEBFOOT" HARD WHEAT
"Will make as much- or more bread to
the sack than any other brand. This sav
ing In flour Is that much saving In money.
Ask your grocer.
SEXATE WILL PRACTICALLY' TAKE
UP XOTHIXG ELSE.
Some TalE: of Xlgat Sessions, Bat
They Are Not LIJcely-Before
Last Days of Congress.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. The Senate
will dtvote practically all Its time during
the present week to appropriation bills.
The postoffice appropriation bill will
probably be taken up tomorrow Upon con
vening, though it may give place to the
diplomatic and consular appropriation
bill.. The amount of time to be consumed
In discussing these measures will de
pend largely upon the determination
Which may be'reached with reference to
the subsidy bill. So long as the Demo
crats feel that the subsidy bill is to be
preyed In case of- a lull; they "Will Insist
upon debating all measures presented.
The bill making appropriations for fort
ifications will also receive attention dur
ing tho week, and it Is expected that the
conference report on the Indian bill will
be considered. The army bill will prob
ably be reported late in the week, but not
in time" to be debated before the begin
ning of. next week.
There is some talk of the renewal of
night sessions, but it is not probable that
they will be again "undertaken before the
closing days of the session.
IX THE HOUSE.
Appropriation Bills and Conference
Reports' Have Rljrht of Way.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. The last week
but one of the present session of Cong
ress will be an exceedingly busy one in the
House. Much business remains to be
disposed of, and the inevitable crowding
which characterizes the closing hours of
a Congress has begun already. The ap
propriation bills, so far as the House is
concerned, are In fairly good shape. The
last of them, the general deficiency bill",
will follow on the heels of the sundry
civil bill, which Is about half completed,
These bills and conference reports will
be given the right of way over every
thing else. All other matters, some of
them of great Importance, relatively, but
not of imperative necessity to be passed,
will have to take their chances In the
final rush. Speaker Henderson Is almost
constantly besieged by members Impor
tuning him in the interest of various
measures. He is keeping everything
clear for the great bills and letting the
driftwood of legislation Into, the current
only when It will not Impair the progress
of things that must pass Congress before
There are many knotty problems to be
solved in connection with the appropri
ation bills over differences between the
two houses, and many good sized rows
are promised. The ultimate fate of the
river and harbor bill will probably de
pend on how heavily It Is loaded when
It comes back from tho Senate. The big
gest fight between the two houses, from
present appearances, Is likely to occur
over the war revenue reduction act. The
Senate conferees seem determined at
present to force the Senate substitute or
allow the bill to fall. But the House
conferees are standing firm, and as many
members of the House have their backs
up. the Impression prevails that the
House will support their conferees, and
If It dees, the Senate In the end may be
compelled to yield.
Tomorrow. Is suspension day, and" the
bill appropriating So.OQO.OOO for the StI
Louis exposition. wIU be put, on Its pass
age. A motion to, suspend the rules 'wilt
cut off opportunity for amendment, anil
np' doubt Is entertained that this bill win
commnhd the two-thirds necessary tb se
cure its passage upon a motion tb suspend
the rules. THe "programme with reference
to this and other measured, however,
may be 'materially modified If It becomes
certain before March 4 that an extra
session is to be called.
THE JOINT WRECKER.
(Continued frorri First Page.)
which she said the eyes of the entire
country were on Kansas, and then Mrs.
Again Released nnd Makes Speech.
She prefaced, her remarks by roadlng
some verses from Jeremiah, where the
prophet could see great victories in store
for the people. She said it applied to the
present battle with the elements of the
liquor traffic and that victory was at last
within the grasp of the faithful.
"It remains for a few little women with
their little hatchets," she said, "to do
this work of the Lord. I have found the
hatchet of great use in the Lord's work."
"Women," she said, as she suddenly
stepped forward with a dramatic gesture,
women, we must bo about the work of
the Lord this very afternoon. There are
yet some hell holes here which have not
closed up In spite of the promises to the
contrary, and we must smash them this
afternoon. This very afternoon."
"Amen; yes, we will,"' exclaimed a hun
dred women, many of them shedding
tears In their excitement.
The scene was dramatic, and not a per
son In the house, man or woman, would
have stood back for a minute If Mrs. Na
tion had said that she had come to move
on the "Joints." She had captivated them.
Mrs. Nation said she was going to re
main "right here in Topeka" until after
the city election, so she could help In the
election of the Mayor.
The meeting then discussed some reso
lutions protesting against the pending re
Submission resolution in the Legislature
and as the meeting adjourned Mrs. Na
tion asked the home defenders to meet
her at the close of the meeting. She was
going on another smashing tour.
Arrested a Third Time.
But her plans were destined to be fruit
less. Deputy Sheriff Lawson was wait
ing in the vestibule of the church all the
whllo, and when Mrs. Nation came out
he stepped up to her with the gentle
manly remark that he had a warrant
for her arrest.
Mrs. Nation smiled good naturedly. "An
other warrant," she exclaimed. "What
can it be for. They have served three
"It's for defacing property," said the
"Let's see it," said Mrs. Nation. "De
facing property, why I defaced no prop
erty. I Just destroyed It. I never de
faced any property. That'3 a ridiculous
charge to bring up against me. But come
along, Mister Officer. I am not afraid of
the jail. I have had considerable expe
rience with them lately, while I have
been about the Lord's work."
Turning to the eager crowd of wonder
ing people, she said: "They have gotten
out another warrant for me. I'm going
to Jail again. I will be right out, though,
women, and so go on making your ar
rangements." Fully 2000 people followed Mrs. Nation
and the officer as they started to the
county jail. The officer was obliged to
draw his -pistol to keep the crowd back.
It was with the utmost difficulty that the
Jail was reached.
All along tho way Mrs. Nation was In
the best of humor. The route to the jail
was through the most aristocratic part
of the city, and as the people ran to their
doors to watch the strange sight of a great
mob filling up Topeka avenue on -a quiet
Sabbath afternoon they were met with
smiling greetings from Mrs. Nation.
Young men in the residences pleasantly
nodded and then tipped their hats in the
most gallant manner possible.
The news of the arrest of Mrs. Nation
had reached the down-town district by
this time, and as the officer hove In sight
with his prisoner, he saw the street In
front of the jail one seething mass of
humanity. Further up the street, hun
dreds of others, men, women and chil
dren, were running to the Jail as fast
as their feet would carry them. If tho
Interest in Mrs. Nation had at any time
been weak. it. had new broken, out with
The Chief of Police, with a detail of
officers, was on the scene, and It took
much hard work, together with the vigor
ous use of clubs, and threats of worse
treatment, to get an opening In the crowd
sufficient to permit Mrs. .Nntlon to be
taken into the jail office.
Riot Xarrbwly Averte'd..
It was -a crowd bent for the most part
on curiosity, but there were many turbulent-spirits
there, and for a time it looked
like serious trouble would, ensue. Nobody i
knew any reason for a riot, but the riot
ers were there, and a riot was narrow
At no time was Mrs. Nation in the least
alarmed. She remarked more than once
that It was a very nice looking lot of
people and that she loved them very
Thero was some-aelay in getting a bond
for Mrs Nation, and in the meantime she
entertained the lawyers and newspaper
men In some of her characteristic ways.
Mrs. Nation- soon became anxious about
her bond. "Oh, now I see,", said she.
"why they are keeping me here this way.
They knew I was going about the Lord's
work this afternoon and the devlf put It
Into their heads to keep me here so I.
could not do It.
"Oh say, Mr. Sheriff Cook, 'there's some
thing rotten In Denmark' this afternoon.
Whyare my bondsmen not'sent for? Oh,
'there's a method In -alL this madness,'
as Shakespeare said once."
"It will be here soon," said the Sheriff.
"Please be quiet. Mrs. Nation."
But the bond did not come.
Mrs. Nation then went out on the front
steps of the Jail and appealed for some
one to sign her bond. Nick Chiles, a
negro "Jointlst, came In and signed it,
and soon "Mrs. Nation was free. She was
followed up the ayenue by thousands, but
at last reached her lodging-place.
The city Is excited tonight, but no more
raids are expected until tomorrow.
More Knnsns Joints Must Go.
HUTCHINSON, Kan., Feb. 17. At a
mass- meeting of citizens today, resolu
tions were adopted demanding that every
joint In town remove its goods and fix
tures from town before Wednesday noon.
Unless this order Is complied with the
resolution says the Law Enforcement
League will use whatever means are
necessary to abate the places. The resig
nation of the city and county officials are
demanded unless they take immediate
steps to enforce the prohibition law.
Raiders to he Treated as Burglars.
ATCHISON. Kan., Feb. 17. E. P. Wag
goner. Attorney-general forthe Missouri
Pacific, In view of the recent breaking t
open of the Missouri Pacific depot at '
Goffs, Kan., by women temperance cru-
saders, has advised the -company in pro- I
tectlng Its depot against raiders' to treat
them as common burglars. Mr. Wag-1
goner Is strong in "his denunciation of the
manner In which the depredations were
committed at Goffs and Effingham -last
week, and says the perpetrators at both
places will be prosecuted, as wll also all
other crusaders who forcibly enter Mis
souri Pacific depots.
Kansas Crusade Severely Criticised.
ST. PAUL, Feb. 17. At the People's
Church today. Dr. Samuel Smith, In his
sermon, criticised the Kansas crusaders
"This is nothing less than anarchy,"
said he. "If the hatchet is lifted against
the saloon, no wonder that churches are
also wreqkedr and men are mqbbed. Tho
doctrine of the sanclty of the "state Is the
most dearly bought wisdom of'( human
history. Bleeding Kansas should learri
the leseon of self control." ,
Texan Raiders Frnstrntcil'.
ROCKWALL... ;.Tex-. Fefx. l'.-TjThls j
morning at 3 o'clock a band of 20 men
and women made an attempt to enter
the freight house at the depdt here, for
the purpose of destroying some whisky
there, but were frustrated.
Move Against Illegal Snle of Liquor.
LYONS. Kan., Feb. 17. A mass meeting
held here today appointed a committee
of 75 citizens to assist the County At
torney in obtaining evidence of the un
lawful sale of liquor In Rice County.
AS SEEX BY SUSAX B. AXTHOXY.
Kansas Women Should Put Dovrn
Joints at the Polls.
ROCHESTER. N. Y.. Feb. 17. Miss
Susan B. Anthony, when asked today for
her opinion of Mrs. Nation nnd her fol
lowers, warmed to her subject with the
fire and enthusiasm of former years.
"The hatchet is the weapon of bar
barism," said she, "the ballot is the one
weapon of civilization. In Kansas, since
18S7, Mrs. Nation, with all the women of
tho state, has had the right to vote for
Mayor, for members of tho Common Coun
cil and for every other office of the
municipality. Women, equally with men,
have the responsibility. Therefore, the
duty of Mrs. Nation and all the women of
Kansas Is to register and vote for only
such men or women who will pledge
themselves to do their duty. By this
process, the women would see the fruit
of their labors, proving to themselves
and the world, the power of tho ballot
over the hatchet.
Bad Times for Bryan.
Perhaps William J. Bryan may be ex
cused for rejoicing in calamity. Misery
loves company, and when a man has
Men, Young and
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twice failed as a party leader he may
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failures In other lines. For example, here.
Is this vinegar-flavored paragraph from
Bryan's paper, the Commoner: ,
According to Dun's report, the business fail
ures for the week ending January 19 of thl
year amounted to S2.". as asalnst 242 for tho
corresponding week In 1000. and 240 for the
same week in 1S39. If we had a Democratic
admlnlstratloa this increase In the failures
would look .bad, but under a Republican ad
ministration it is regarded as simply weeding
out of weak firms.
Without any desire to lessen the enthu
siasm of the gentleman from Nebraska
the Chrqnicle begs leave to supplement his
calamity figures with the compardtive
January totals of bank clearings as re
ported to Bradstreet's for H years, given
in round numbers:
,$ 4.057.000.0001 1S97 $ 4.4S0.00O.00O
. B.IOO'.COO.OOO 1S98 5.071.0OO.0OO
. 5;060.000.000 1S!)0 S.403.000,000
. 4 043.000.000 1900 7.S93.0OO.O0O
. 4.361,000.000 1901 ...... 10.602,000. 000
Until two months ago March. 1S99. held
the record for the largest total of bank
clearings, JS.691.000.000. November. 1500.
approached it with JS,6Si.CO).0O. December.
1900. broke the record with $9,011,000,000.
Now -comes the- first -month of the new
century, with a grand total of 510,652.000,000,
more than twice as much as the January
total of four years ago.
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