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THE MORNING OKEGOXIAN. THURSDAY, - FEBRUARY, 21, 1901.
Sensational Speeches by
Lentz in the House.
HE IS BRANDED AS A TRAITOR
Declared the Soldiers -In the Philip,
pines "Were Justified In Deserting?
Brought the Entire Repub
lican Side Dovrn on Him.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. The House
finally today passed the sundry civil ap
propriation bill today and entered upon
consideration of the general deficiency
bill the last of the general appropriation
bills. Lentz (Dem. O.), -who In this and
the previous Congress attacked the Ad
ministration, furnished the sensation of
the day. He used a newspaper para
graph recounting the death of a Federal
Judge in New Mexico who had been a
member of the Legislature which elected
Senator Hanna, as a text for charging
corruption In that election. This called
for a rebuke from Cannon (Rep. 111.),
who declared that brave men fought the
living and only ghouls ravished the tombs
of the dead. Grosvenor (Rep. O.) at
tempted to reply and the two Ohloans
were anxious for the fray, but Cannon
would not permit. He thought If "dirty
linen" was to be washed, the gentlemen
should hire a hall.- Later, Lentz made
a second onslaught of a more sensational
character and brought down upon him
self the whole Republican side of the
House. In some remarks about a para
graph in the bill for payments for the ap
prehension of deserters, Lentz made the
startling charge that soldiers in the Phil
ippines had buried a native alive and had
then beheaded him, and he read a letter,
written ho said, by a soldier in the Phil
ippines saying that her and Tils compan
ions, while on the" extfeditlOh'. 'Were or
dered to shoot every man and' beast they
found. Lentz said If these' things "were
true the soldiers were justified in desert
ing. Cannon, Mahon (Rep. Pa.), Grosve
nor, Moody (Rep. Mass.), amid warm
applause, strongly rebuked Lentz. Can
non declared that were Lentz In the Phil
ippines he would be tried by courtmartlal
and shot; Mahon said that Lentz remarks
were a revamping of the copperhead
speeches of 40 years ago, and Moody "read
the words of Lincoln that the man who
encouraged a soldier to desert is worse
than the deserter.
Thg proceedings were enlivened by a
humorous speech made by Allen (Dem.
Miss.) in favor of an amendment offered:
by him to appropriate 520,000 for a fish
hatchery at Tupelo, Miss. Allen goes out
of Congress March 4. after a service of
16 years. He declared that "thousands
and millions of unborn fish were clamor
ing to this Congress for the opportunity
of being born In Tupelo" (Allen's home).
The amendment was unanimously
The question of rearranging the hall of
the House of Representatives for the ac
commodation of members, In accordance
with a plan agitated some years ago to
remove the seats and substitute benches,
something after the manner in which the
House of Commons is arranged, came up
on motion made by Crumpackcr (Rep.
Ind.) to appropriate $115,000 "for refur
nishing and rearranging the hall of the
House of Representatives, including the
removpl of the individual desks of mem
bers and the reduction of the size, and re
seating of the hall In a manner that will
be most convenient for the sessions of the
House." The amendment also provided
for the refurnishing of the Speaker's
room. The proposition was debated at
considerable length and then defeated,
245 to 1GL The bill was then passed.
The House next took up the general
deficiency appropriation bill. Speaking
to a pro forma amendment. Lentz had
read a paragraph from a Columbus, O.,
newspaper, reporting the death of
Charles Lyland, Territorial Judge of New
Mexico, who was at one time a member
of the Ohio Legislature and who, the
newspaper said, voted for Hanna for
"United States Senator. With this para
graph as a text he attacked corruption
In high, and low places, charging that tf
judicial place had been given Mr. Ly
land in return for his vote for United
States Senator Hanna.
Steele (Rep. Ind.) made the point of or
der that Lentz was not speaking to the
subject under consideration, but "was
jumping on a dead man."
"I am not jumping on a dead man,"
replied Lentz, "but on a man who Is so
alive that he will ride on Pennsylvania
avenue with the President one week from
"I do not know Mr. Lyland." inter
rupted Cannon, emphatically, "but I do
know the gentleman from Ohio. Brave
men fight the living: ghouls ravish the
tombs of the dead. That is all I have to
say." (Republican applause.)
Later on, Grosvenor tried to secure an
opportunity to reply to Lentz, but Lentz
objected unless 20 minutes were allowed
on a side. "It is not possible that my
colleague will insist upon his objection?"
said Grosvenor. "He made an attack up
on a dead man and I desire five minutes
"I did not make an attack upon a dead
man," replied Lentz. "I made an expose
of a live man. I have the proof here If
you desire to open up the subject."
Angered by Lentz' refusal to allow him
to be heard. Grosvenor, with flushed face
and uplifted arm, declared that the gen
tleman from Ohio (Lentz) had been guilty
of a malicious falsehool. "And he knows
It," added Grosvenor.
A few minutes afterward, Lentz pro
posed that Grosvenor be given 15 minutes
and he (Lentz) 10 minutes. "Oh, I ob
ject," called out Cannon. "If the gentle
men desire to wash their dirty linen, they
should hire a hall."
"A very sensational episode occurred
when the paragraph providing that not
over 550 should be paid for the appre
hension of a deserter from the Army was
reached. This paragraph -was seized upon
by Lentz for a base from which to at
tack what he said was going on in the
Philippines and which so disgusted our
soldiers there that they deserted. He de
clared that reports were coming back
from the Philippines to the effect that our
soldiers were killing prisoners, and he
said that he knew of a letter received
by the father of a soldier In the Philip
pines telling how a native had been buried
alive by his captors and then
beheaded. "If that is the sort of civiliza
tion that Is being carried Into the Phil
ippines," Lentz declared, "It will take
55000 to prevent our soldiers from desert
ing." Lentz' remarks roused the House to fe
ver pitch. Graham (Rep. Pa.) challenged
Lentz to produce the letter he had re
ferred to. He said ho thought It existed
on'y in the imagination of the gentleman
from Ohio. Lentz declared that the letter
could not be produced without getting the
boy into trouble.
Cannon, in Impressive tones, declared
that a gentleman who would rise In his
place In the American Congress and ad
vise men who had enlisted under the
American flag to desert might be safe
here, but if he should say the same thing
In the Philippines, he would be tried by
drum-head courtmartlal and shot. This
statement brought a round of applause
from the Republican side.
But Lentz returned to the assault. He
read a newspaper account of a letter al
leged to have been received by the father
of a soldier saying that the soldiers were
ordered to shoot every man and beast
they found. Lentz declared that he could
not be "brow-beaten." If such orders
had been Issued, he said, this Congress
collectively should be ashamed to face
the world. He charged that our soldiers
were guilty of murder and said that the
time had come when the country was
entitled to know the facts and not to
rely upon a censored press.
Cannon said the gentleman was lashing
himself into a passion, while the men he
slandered were probably In the perform
ance of their duty. Cannon said that In
his life he had heard more eloquent men
than the gentleman from Ohio encour
age desertion. "When the life of the
Nation was at stake," he said, "men all
over the North stood behind the firing
line and encouraged desertion. I leave the
gentleman to the contempt of an indig
nant people," continued Connon, amid
a whirlwind of applause, as he took his
"Was the gentleman on the firing-line?"
"It matters not where I was." retorted
Cannon, Jumping to his feet. "I was not
disloyal then, and what is more import
ant, I am not disloyal now." (Renewed
Mahon challenged Lentz to bring in a
resolution to ask the Secretary of War
whether such orders as he had referred
to ever had been Issued. The result of
some such Inquiry, he said, would show
that the report was a falsehood.
"I have heard such speeches as the
gentleman delivered before," he con
tinued. "They are but a revamp of the
copperhead speeches from 1SC1 to 1SC5.
The copperhead charged every crime In
the calendar to the Union soldiers. The
boys In the Philippines are deserting be
cause you encourage them to desert, and
the man who encourages them to desert
Is worse than the deserter. During the
rebellion I thought If S000 or 10.000 of the
copperheads had been shot, we would not
have been troubled with desertion. Some
of those men still live thank God, very
few. There are none in my state.
Neither the people nor the press of my
state will be paid to make such charges
as the gentleman has made. I am not
surprised that the good people left you
at home not because you charged that
the Administration paid $100,000 to defeat
you you are not worth It but because
of your everlasting demagogy." (Loud
This brought Lentz again to his feet.
When he declared himself a Jcffersonlan
Lincoln Democrat, the Republicans
Jeered. Proceeding, he charged that his
defeat had been compassed by bribery
right and left. "I was defeated," he
concluded. "You are welcome to the
glory and satisfaction of it."
"It is a great satisfaction." laconically
observed Mahon, amid laughter.
Grosvenor also paid his respects to
Lentz for terming himself a follower of
Jefferson and Lincoln, and Moody (Rep.
Mass.) also brought his side of the House
up standing by reading an utterance of
Lincoln condemning more the "wily agi
tator" who induced the soldier to desert
than the soldier himself.
"Has Massachusetts shot Senator
Hoar?" shouted Lentz, while the applause
was resounding through the hall.
"Oh, get out," called Dalzell (Rep.
The excitement then subsided and the
consideration of the bill was resumed.
Sherman (Rep. N. Y.) offered the follow
ing amendment, ngainst which Cannon
raised a point of order:
"Provided further, that the superintend
ent of the Naval Academy shall make
such rules, to be approved by the Secre
tary of the Navy, as will effectually pre
vent the practice of hazing: and any
cadet found guilty of participating In,
or encouraging such practice shall be
summarily expelled from the Academy
and shall not thereafter be reappointed
to the corps of cadets, or be eligible for
appointment as a commissioned officer in
the Army or Navy."
THE ARMY BILL..
Amendments by the Scnnte Commit
tee on Military Affairs.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. The Senate
committee on military affairs today com
pleted Its consideration of the Army ap
propriation bill. The committee Indorsed
the action of its subcommittee in adding
the Spooner Philippine amendment to the
bll. A vote on the amendment resulted
5 to 4, the division being on party lines.
The committee also Inserted an amend
ment providing that appointments under
the Army reorganization law, to till orig
inal vacancies in the grade of Captain
in the Quartermaster's, subsistence and
pay department, may be made from Army
officers of volunteers commissioned since
April 21, 1SS8, and now in the service.
Another amendment strikes out the ap
propriation of 52,000,000 to pay soldiers' de
posits, made by the bill as it passed the
House, and appropriates JCO.OOO to pay in
terest on the deposits.
Among the other amendments Inserted
was one providing that "upon the occur
rence of a vacancy in the grade of Colo
nel in the Inspector-General's Department,
after the present Lieutenant-Colonels
therein shall have been promoted or re
tired, such vacancy shall not be filled, and
thereafter the number of officers author
ized for that department shall be as fol
lows: One Inspector-General, with the
rank of Brigadier-General; three Inspectors-General,
with the rank of Colonel:
four Inspectors-General, with the rank of
Lieutenant-Colonel, and nine Inspectors
with the rank of Major.
Discourteous to Bnglnnd.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. The Senate
committee on foreign relations today took
a'dverse action upon the resolution here
tofore Introduced by Senator Morgan de
claring the right of the United States to
proceed with the construction of the Nica
ragua Canal regardless of the Clayton
Bulwer treaty. The reason given for the
committee's action was that it would be
discourteous to Great Britain to adopt
the resolution while the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty is still pending before the British
Considered Mnson's Amendment.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. In obedience
to the call made upon Senator Wolcott,
chairman of the committee on postofficcs,
while Senator Mason's pneumatic tube
amendment was under discussion in the
Senate today, the Coloradoan called a
meeting of the committee immediately aft
er the Senate adjourned to consider the
amendment. The committee was in ses
sion for half an hour, and, failing to reach
an agreement, adjourned until tomorrow.
A French Sugar Trust.
PARIS, Feb. 20. An important sugar
refinery at St. Ouien, Department of
Seine, announces that It will close, as
Its machinery Is out of date and the es
tablishment Is unable to compete with
L'Aurore asserts, however, that the
closing down is really due to an agree
ment between some of the principal su
gar refiners, such as MM. Sommler, Say
and Lebaudy, who have suppressed the
refinery in order to restrict the output.
L'Aurore declared that this operation is
"the first of a series designed to create
an entire monopoly of the sugar In
dustry." Tlllnxnoolc Shipping.
TILLAMOOK, Or., Feb. 20. The tug
George R. Vosburg returned to the city
yesterday from Nehalem, where she has
been bar-bound and unable to reach As
toria to have her boilers covered.
The schooner C. H. Wheeler has been
partly loaded with lumber at the Tilla
mook Lumber Company's mill, at this
city, with about 350,000 feet of spruce. She
has been towed to the Davles mill, on the
Trask River, where she will take on
board 250.000 feet more of spruce previous
to being towed to San Francisco.
Belgium Will Make No Reprisals.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. It Is stated at
the Belgian legation that Belgium has no
intention of engaging in retaliation
against the United States because of our
Government imposing a countervailing
duty on Belgian beet-sugar imported into
the United States, that method of repris
al' being foreign to Belgian practice.
PNEUMATIC TUBE SERVICE
THE SUBJECT AGAIX BROUGHT BE
FORE THE SENATE.
Precipitated by Amendments Ex
tending It to Chicago and St.
Louis Railway Mail Pay.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. The Senate
spent the day on the postoffice appropria
tion bill, making some progress, but not
completing It. The amendment of But
ler proposing a reduction of about 9 per
cent In the pay for the railway postal
service was defeated, IS to 51, after a de
bate In which Depew answered Butler's
criticisms on the large profits made by
American roads. Late in the day a sharp
controversy on the pneumatic tube ques
tion was precipitated by an amendment
offered by Mason, extending that service
to Chicago and one by Vest extending it
to St. Louis. Hale severely criticised
those promoting the system, referring to a
"job and lobby." When he made a point
of order that a committee had not passed
on the amendment the advocates of the
extension quickly circulated a call for a
meeting of the committee on postoffices,
and the session closed with Wolcott's
humorous announcement of the commit
tee meeting in response to the Impera
tive demands made on him.
Soon after the Senate convened Petti
grew offered a resolution, which was
agreed to, directing the committee on
printing to ascertain why the public
printer had not delivered to the Senate
the instructions and papers sent to the
Paris Peace Commission. Bills to grant
land warrants to descendants of the New
York Indians who served In the War of
ISIS, and to pay an award of the Sec
retary of the Interior In favor of the
Cherokee Indians were referred to the
Court of Claims.
Consideration of the postoffice appropria
tion bill was resumed at the conclusion of
the routine business. The pending ques
tion was the amendment of Butler to re
duce the pay of railroads for carrying the
mails an aggregate of about 9 per cent.
The North Carolina Senator continued his
speech begun Monday. Butler said he
would ra,her see the ship subsidy bill
become a law than to have the pending
bill pass containing the present provision
for railway mail pay, as under the pend
ing appropriation bill a bigger hole would
be made In the treasury than would be
made by the subsidy bill. Butler pointed
out that according to the report of Pro
fessor Adams, the expert of the Postal
Commission, which he had read, 4S per
cent of the amount paid to the railroads
for carrying the mails actually was paid
for carrying mail pouches. He had often
wondered, he said, why the leather and
the locks in the malls were so heavy. "It
seems," he said, "that the railroads have
used their Influence to have them made
heavy because they are getting the same
pay for carrying them as they are getting
for carrying mall matter. He thought
there would be just as much sense In
charging the weight of the car against
the Government. Butler contrasted the
cost of railway mail pay In Europe and
In this country to the disadvantage of
the United States.
Depew Interrupted to say that the wages
paid by European continental railroads
were only about one-fourth of the wages
In this country, while the freight rates
In this country were only a little more
than one-fourth of what they were in
"Does the Senator mean," Inquired But
ler, "that the American railroads are los
"I do not mean to say they are losing
money." responded Depew. "I mean to
say that if they had anything like the
rates charged for freight In Continental
Europe, they could carry the malls free,
and, in addition, pay a large revenue to
"No railroads In the world have larger
profits than those of the United States,"
"The capitalization of railroads in Eu
rope," responded Depew, "is much larger
than it Is here. In Great Britain It 'is
about 5350,000 a mile. If that capitaliza
tion be reduced to the average capitaliza
tion in the United States, you will find
that the profits of the English railroads
Wolcott said, as to European railroads
carrying the malls free, that in Great
Britain the cost of railroad mall trans
portation was little less. If any. than
here. In Continental Europe the govern
ment either owned the railroads or guar
anteed the payment of the principal and
interest of their bonds, and of o or 6 per
cent dividends on their stock, whether
they earned It or not.
The amendment offered by Butler, mak
ing an aggregate reduction of about 9 per
cent In the railway mail pay, was re
jected, IS to 51.
The amendment appropriating 5SCO.0O0 for
the transportation of mail by pneumatic
tubes and repealing the law which pro
hibits future contracts for pneumatic tube
service, together with the pending point
of order against it, was called up. The
president pro tern., Frye. submitted the
point of order to the Senate, and it was
sustained without division, the amend
ment thus being stricken out.
Mason then offered an amendment ap
propriating $500,000 for the maintenance of
pneumatic tube service In cities where it
is now In operation and for its establish
ment in Chicago, provided that all future
contracts for the establishment of the
service be advertised publicly. Against
the amendment. Hale raised a point of
order, saying It was clearly "general leg
islation." On a vote, the amendment was
held to be in order, 54 to 16.
Hale Interposed a further point, of order
on the ground that a committee had not
passed upon the proposition. The Sen
ator added some very severe remarks on
the "gigantic lobby" behind this pneu
matic tube plan. He had thought it had
been smitten in the teeth by the action
of Congress two days ago. but now the
"Job" was here again, and the streets
leading to the Capitol were fairly lined
with people Importuning Senators from
the time they left their homes. Mason
replied In vigorous terms. Vest moved an
amendment that St. Louis be Included in
the provision for pneumatic tube service.
At this point Wolcott gained recognition
and said: "I have Just been handed a
communication of a rather Imperative
character the most imperative that I re
call In 12 years." He then read a request
addressed to him by a large number of
Senators of the postoffice committee,
reading: "Please call immediately meeting
of committee on postoffices and post roads
to consider Mason's pneumatic tube
amendment." Wolcott said that with
such an imperative request before him,
he would call the meeting. In the mean
time, he asked that the subject be laid
aside and that the Senate adjourn. There
was a general laugh at the sudden shift of
affairs, and then, at 5:25 P. M., the Sen
Another List of Promotions In the
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. The President
today sent these nominations to the Sen
ate: Army of the United States To be Ma-Jor-General:
R. Shatter, United States Army, retired
(Major-General United States Volun
teers). Cavalry Lieutenant-Colonel Edward M.
Hayes, Fourth, to be Colonel; Major
Charles L. Cooper, Fifth, tc be Lieutenant-Colonel.
Medical Department Assistant Sur
geons with rank of Captain, to be Sur
geons with rank of Major: Charles M.
Gaudy, Jefferson R. Keene, Harry I. Ray
mond, Francis J. Ives, Edward R. Mor
ris. Artillery To be Major: Captain Eld
ridge R. Hills. First Lieutenants to be
Captains: George W. Watchell, Oscar I.
Straub, Henry O. Schumm, Alfred M.
Hunter, John L. Hayden, Peyton C.
March, Eugene T. Wilson. Edmund M.
Blake, John T. Martin. Wilmot E. Ellis,
William L. Kenly. William G. Haan. Sid
ney S. Jordan, Walter A. Bethel, Morris
K. Barroll, Delamar Skerrett, Edward T.
McGlachlan, Jr., Archibald Campbell.
Quartermasters' Department First
Lieutenants to be Quartermasters with
rank of Captains: Joseph T. Crabbs,
Eighth- Cavalry, and Louis B. Lawton,
Subsistence Department First Lieuten
ant A. M. Edwards to be Commissary
with rank of Captain.
Infantry Sergeant William J. Schmidt,
Twelfth Infantry, to be Second Lieuten
ant. Volunteers Eleventh Cavalry, First
Lieutenant C. R. Trowbridge to be a Cap
tain, and Second Lieutenant John Holt
man to be First Lieutenant. Acting As
sistant Surgeons. United States Army, to
be Assistant Surgeons of Volunteers with
rank of Captain; James Edmondson, New
York; Joseph C. Relfsnyder, Pennsylva
nia; Joseph J. Currj'f Massachusetts;
James K. Stoddard. North Carolina;
George R. Plummer, Florida; William R.
Van Tuyl, Kansas; Joseph S. Fogg,
Navy Commander Robert M. Berry to
be Captain: Lieutenant-Commander Dan
iel V. Stuart to be Commander; Lieu
tenant William P. Rush to be Lieutenant
Commander; Lieutenant (Junior grade)
Wilfred V. M. Powelson to be Lieutenant.
Justice Marshall E. Woodworth, of
California, to be Attorney for the North
ern District of California.
VALUE OF THE CANAL.
Isthmian "Watervrny From a Military
NEW YORK. Feb. 20. "The Isthmian
Canal" was the subject of discussion at a
meeting of the American Academy of Po
litical and Social Science at Philadelphia
last night. Professor Emory R. Johnson,
of the University of Pennsylvania, a mem
ber of the Canal Commission, spoke upon
"The Economic Aspects of the Isthmian
Canal Question.' and Colonel Peter
C. Haines, of the Army, upon "The Isth
mian Canal From a Military Point of
View." Colonel Haines Is quoted In a spe
cial to the Tribune as saying:
"For an isthmian canal to be of service
to the United States. It must be presup
posed that passage of it, through It and
from it is assured. But passage to or
from It In case of war with a strong
naval power could only be maintained by
a strong naval force. If the canal bris
tled with guns from one end to the other,
it would be of no use to the United States
while a powerful hostile fleet dominated
the Caribbean Sea. The nation that con
trols the adjoining seas will. In time of
war. control passage through the canal,
no matter which one has possession.
"From a military standpoint the canal
is valuable only as a shortened line of
communication. It has no other value.
It docs not serve as a good base of oper
ations In a war with a strong naval
power. No prudent naval commander
would hold a fleet In Lake Nicaragua or
Lake Bahla to spring out on the foe
in either ocean, as has sometimes been
suggested. If our enemy be weak, it
would not be necessary; if strong, the
dangers of being bottled up are too
"Suppose, on the other hand, the" canal
were neutral. It would not then become
a prize of war. Neither the maintenance
of an army to protect It nor of a fleet to
keep open communication with it would
be necessary. Great Britain might pos
sibly send ships through it. but even that
Is doubtful. The most that could be
gained by doing so is a saving of time.
Under some circumstances this might be
an Important matter But the naval pre
ponderance of Great Britain is such that
time would be of less Importance to her
than to us.
"It Is believed in consideration of the
freedom of the ranal extended by j. the
United States to the ships of all nations,
those nations would agree to an ar
rangement by which the region of the
canal and large areas of the sea at each
terminus should be exempted from the
operation? of war. The larger these areas
of neutrality the better should such an
agreement be violated by any nation that
is a party to It. The United States could
destroy the canal if necessary, so as to
render it Impossible of being used against
us. As no nation except Great Britain
would wish to use the canal for any
other than peaceful purposes of com
merce, ar.d as she probably would have
no strong reason for using It in any
other way, it is not seen why such an
agreement might not be made."
RUSSIA ONLY WILL BE HURT
W. T. Stead on the Threatened Tar
NEW YORK, Feb. 20. W. T. Stead, in
a special dispatch to the Journal and Ad
"Russia does not mean to quarrel with
the United States, not even to the extent
of a tariff war. The sudden and startling
application of the maximum tariff to Im
ports from America, valued at 510,000,000
a year, as n method of Indicating dissatis
faction with Gage's method of levying
duty on a commodity of which America
Imports only 5200,000 annually, can hardly
be regarded as serious policy.
"Being a convinced free trader, believ
ing Russia's material development has
been and is still being horribly retarded
by the heavy protective duties which she
Imposes on Imports, I regard the Increase
of Russian duties on American Iron and
steel goods with profound regret. It
does not matter much to the American
manufacturer if ho Is temporarily shut
out of the Russian market; It matters
everything to the Russian consumer that
the price of his machinery should not be
increased. The Russian peasant needs
cheap agricultural machinery. As Pro
fessor Ozeroff cried out not long ago,
high duties on iron and steel hit the
agriculturist at every turn.
"From a political point of view, with
Count von Waldersee menacing China
with a great expedition inland, with
Count von Waldersee's master hand in
glove with Great Britain. It would be
unheard-of fatuity for the great .powers
which are In accord as to the policy to
be pursued in China to allow a trifle, such
as this matter of interpretation as to
what is and what is not bounty-fed su
gar, to Involve them in a dispute which
might render their co-operation in China
less easy and natural than it Is today.
"Cassinl has now assured Gage that
Russia Is prepared to cut off her nose
to spite her face. Such Is the extraordi
nary dementia that sugar seems to have
produced upon the minds of the finan
ciers. There Is little doubt that Russia
will carry out her threat. Could not
Gage, under these circumstances, discov
er in the Inexhaustible resources of the
art of Interpretation some means of
saving Russia from inflicting an Injury
upon herself out of all proportion to the
grievance which she seeks to remedy?"
The Moser Iurder Trinl.
PEORIA, HI.. Feb. 20. One of the wit
nesses examined Saturday afternoon in
the Moser trial testified" that Moser had
told him he went to Utah to kill himself
because he did not care to live In the
Amlsh community. Sheriff Mount testi
fied that the accused told of the man
ner of killing his family. On cross-examination
he said Moser told him the only
reason why he was expelled from the
Amish church was because he held his
crying child on his lap during services.
He testified to conversations ivith Moser
in which Moser blamed the church for
all his trouble.
A LONG LOAF IS WISE LOAF
"Webfoot" flour "makes all loaves long
in economy. Tastes just as good In any
kind of a loaf.
WILL NOT GIVE BOND
MRS. NATION FOR THE PRESENT
WILL LIVE IN JAIL.
Saloon-Smashlnsr Cases Postponed
Until April Progress of the
Crusade In Kansas.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 20. Mrs. Carrie
Nation and her two companions, Mrs.
Crist and Miss Madeline Southard, are
still confined In the County Jail. Mrs.
Nation stolidly persists that she will not
give a 52000 bond to keep the peace, and
will remain In jail. The other two women
are undecided, but it Is thought will se
cure bonds in a day or two. There has
been a constant stream of visitors, and
yesterday afternoon Mrs. Nation sent
down word that she was not to be dis
turbed. Judge Hazen postponed the cases
against Mrs. Nation and others for the
malicious destruction of property, Sunday,
until the next term of court, which will
be in April. Mrs. Nation arose several
times to address the court, and each time
called him "Your dishonor." When asked
if she were ready for trial. Mrs. Nation,
who acts as her own attorney, said:
"Your dishonor, I am Incapable of trying
my case this afternoon, as I have been
poisoned by cigarette smoke in the Coun
ty Jail. I want to see how the other
caes are tried anyway."
The Indications are that there will be a
legal battle over the trials. The attorneys
for the defense will Insist that they be
granted a change of venue, on account of
the alleged prejudice of Judge Hazen.
THE MILLWOOD MURDER.
Raiders Toole AdvantnRe of Reform
Movement to Settle an Old Feud.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan., Feb. 20. John
Hudson, the bartender whose wife was
killed In Tuesday's raid at Millwood,
came to Leavenworth today and swore
out warrants for the four farmers under
arrest here, charging them with murder
In the first degree. Hudson says he knows
who fired the shot that killed his wife, and
that he will make his name known at the
proper time. Thomas McNamara, Hud
son's cousin, openly accuses one of the
quartet with firing the fatal shot. The
Coroner's Jury will not sit on the case un
til next Monday. In the meantime, the
Coroner Is busily engaged In gathering
evidence against the raiders, and several
additional arrests will. It Is said, follow.
It is snid today that none of the raiders
were temperance 'people, and that they
took advantage of the reform movement
to pay an old grudge. William Webb,
who was wounded in the raid. Is reported
in a serious condition today, and may not
live. He Is 60 years of age.
Firemen May Be Called Ont.
WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 20. A definite
plan has been formed here. In case of a
raid on the saloons In the night time,
which Is expected to take place at any
moment, to call out the fire department
to reinforce the inadequate police service.
For the purpose of quelling a riot, the
firemen will bo permanently clothed with
the authority of policemen, with power to
deputize citizens at next Monday night's
Council meeting, and until then it is un
derstood that they will have temporary
authority to make arrests.
It is reported on reliable authority that
Judge Dale, of the District Court, today
made a statement that the ministers of
churches shall have no Immunity from ar
rest, so far as his court is concerned, if
they use language calculated to incite a
riot, even though such language may be
used In the pulpit.
Mr. Nation Henrd From.
PEORIA. 111. Feb. 20. David Nation,
husband Of Mrs. Carrie Nation, has writ
ten the editor of the Journal, which Mrs".
Nation Is to edit next Tuesday, stating
that he will probably accompany his wife
to Peoria, and that he Is more fully In
accord with this latest of his wife's vent
ures than with anything else she has done
since coming so prominently before the
public. Continuing, he writes: "Will you
kindly give the enclosed a prominent
place In your paper: 'We are authorized
to say, in the most positive and emphatic
terms, that the statement telegraphed
from Wichita that Captain David Nation,
husband of Mrs. Carrie Nation, is about
to institute divorce proceedings against
his wife unless she returns to Medicine
Lodge at once, is as false as sin. as he
and his wife are in perfect accord.' "
Mrs. DIrtks' Compliment.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Feb. 20. Mrs. An
nie L. Dlggs, the Kansas reformer, has
come out as a defender of Mrs. Nation.
In a paper read before the Current Evens
Club, she says: "Were Mrs. Nation just
the ordinary crank, zealously pursuing
one purpose, or cherishing but one idea,
the popular Interest In her would quickly
wane, bjit instead, each day and hour she
reveals some unique, picturesque and
strong phase of character. Mrs. Nation is
utterly uninfluenced by vulgar desire for
notoriety." Mrs. Dlggs declares that Mr?.
Nation Is so thoroughly u.imodern ns to
date back not only to Puritan days, but
far back to biblical ages.
Crusade Reunited in Death.
SI3TERSVILLE. W. Va.. Feb. 20. At
Stringtown a small oil village In Tyler
County, a fire started last night in a drug
store, and before the flames could be
controlled John Clendenning was burned
to death There had been a Carrie Na
tion crusade against the dives and "speak
easies," and a warning had been given
that, unless the proprietor of the drug
store, over which Clendenning slept,
stopped selling liquor, the place would
be either burned or blown up.
An Armistice Declared.
WINFIELD, Kan., Feb. 20. Rev. George
T. Smith, chairman of the mass meeting
that Issued the ultimatum to the jointists
giving them until noon today to close, has
Issued a printed circular declaring a ces
sation of hostilities, and further trouble
seems to have been averted. Rev. Mr.
Smith says the original purpose has been
accomplished, and the prohibitionists will
rely on the Mayor and Council to keep
the joints closed.
"Joints" Classed ns Nuisances.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Feb. 20. The House
today passed Senator Hurrell's bill relat
ing to the sale of intoxicating liquors, and
It was sent to Governor Stanley for his
signature. The bill classes as a public
nuisance all places where liquor is sold
HIS SECOND ESCAPE.
Again the Boers Nenrly Captured
LONDON, Feb. 20. A special dispatch
from Pretoria says the Boers at Klip Riv
er, February 18, derailed a train contain
ing Kitchener's baggage. The train was
preceded by another, with the Commander-in-Chief
as a passenger. An armored
train drove off the Boers, but the latter
secured the contents of the train derailed.
LONDON, Feb. 21. Lord Kitchener's
second narrow escape from capture calls
out newspaper warnings as to the danger
of his rapid flittings by train from place
to place. It is considered better for him
to remain in Pretoria than to risk upset
ting his carefully elaborated plans of
campaign. As Lord Kitchener is now
back In Pretoria, the Inference Is that
General Dewet has again escaped from
the supposed cordon. There Is no further
news of General French's pursuit of
Commandant Botha in Eastern Trans
vaal. Statements emanate from both Pretoria
and Brussels that Mr. Kruger contem-
WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES
Regard Peruna as Their Shield Against Catarrh, Coughs
Colds, Grip and Catarrhal Diseases.
MRS. DELYA A. LOCKWOOD, LATE CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY.
Mrs. Belva Lockwood. the eminent barrister, of Washington, D. C. Is the only
woman who has ever been a candidate for the Presidency of the United States.
She Is the best known woman In America. As the pioneer of her sex In the legal
profession she has gathered fame and fortune. In a letter to The Peruna Medicine
Company, she says:
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tonic Tor feeble and old people, or those run down, and with nerves un
strung." Belva A. Lockwood.
MRS. T. PELTON.
Mrs. T. Pelton, 5C2 St. Anthony avenue,
St. Paul, Minn., writes:
"Peruna has done wonders for me. It
has cured my headache and palpitation
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tem. I cheerfully recommend Peruna to
all sufferers afflicted with catarrh. My
mother Is never without Peruna. When
one Is tired and generally out of sorts,
if Peruna Is taken it Immediately re
moves that tired feeling."
Peruna cures catarrh by removing the
cause, inflamed mucous membranes.
Dr. Hartman, the compounder of Pe
runEr, once said. In a lecture to women:
"A great number of women consult me
every year. I often have occasion to
say to these patients, 'I fear you have
catarrh, madam." They will generally
plates returning to South Africa. It is
said that he has Just finished writing a
memorial on the war which will be sent
to the European governments and to
Civil nnd Military Conflict.
SALISBURY, Rhodesia, Feb. 20. Con
flict between the civil and the military
authorities here has arisen over the order
of the latter for the suppression of the
Times, a local newspaper, for having
printed a criticism of the conduct of Gen
eral Carrington. The high court ordered
the restoration of its right to the Times,
and interdicted the military authorities
from any Interference therewith beyond
the necessary censorship. The military
authorities disregarded the order, and the
staff of the Times w'ere forcibly evicted
from their offices.
Smith-Dorrien's Colnmn Mlxslngr.
NEW YORK. Feb. 20. A dispatch to the
Journal and Advertiser from London says:
"Grave anxiety is felt for the fate of
Smith-Dorrien's column, which has not
been heard of since Februniy 6, when it
lost 21 killed and 46 wounded In a heavy
engagement with Commandant Botha, at
Bothwell. The officer In command at
Wonderfontein. the nearest post on the
railway to the scene of the engagement;
reports that he has no news of Smith
Dorrlen, who has about 2500 men under
Train Derailed nnd Looted.
COLESBURG. Feb. 20. A train was de
railed by the Boers near Jalbosch and
looted by natives. Two cars were ordered
out, and the Boers fired on them, killing
two persons and wounding many.
Ways nnd Menus Committee.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. The ways and
means committee of the House held a
long session today, bu- did not have oc
casion to take up the revenue reduction
bill, as the conferees were not ready to
make any statement on Its prospects.
The tariff reduction bill of Babcock. tak
ing off the duties on most of the articles
In the iron and steel schedule of the Ding
ley act, was referred to the sub-committee
on customs. It is hardly expected that
anything can be done on a measure of
this far-reaching character at this late
day of the session.
The proposition to have one appraiser
"I feel like a boy again! " exclaimed Geo.
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three weeks' course of DUFFY'S PURE
MALT WEISKEY. And he
looked it too. The ruddy flush
of health was in his checks, the
youthful fire and brightness
had returned to his eyes, and
in his walk there was all the
light -hearted buoyancy and
vigor of his early manhood. A
miracle? 2sb; that is just what
DUFFY'S PURE MALT
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Abram E. Elmer, of Utica, is 119 years
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Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey for twenty-fiTe
It is the only Whiskey taxed by the Gov
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1 DUFFY HALT WHISKEY CO., Bochester, N. Y.
reply, 'Oh, no, I never had catarrh. My
nose is perfectly clear, and my breath 13
not bad. I am
or spitting, or
any other disa
toms of ca
tarrh. But. my
you may have
catarrh all the
is not always
located in the
head. You may
have catarrh of
the lungs, or
stomach, or liv
er, or kidneys,
you may have
catarrh of the
went on to say:
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Mrs. Julia C. Brown,
of Pecatonlca. Ills.,
says: "I have ljsd
Peruna In my h"n,J
for the past four yJ?
and am. thoroi.4fn,y
convinced that It ls a
reliable family rcrn"
edy." Julia. C. ctfown.
preaching this doctrine for the'1 lat 40
years, but there are a vast mulltu"Q
women who have never heard; 1 v
Catarrh may attack any orgart tllQ
body. Women are especially viable to
catarrh of the pelvic organs. Tere are
100 cases of catarrh of the pelvl5 organs
to one of cntarrh of the head. tfos- Peo"'
pie think, because they have novatari
of the head, they have not catarrh at
all. This Is a great mistake, and is the
cause of many cases of sickness and
If you do not derive prompt and satis
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr. Hartman. giving a
full statement of your case and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable ad
Address, Dr. Hartman, President of
The Hartman Sanitarium. Columbus. O.
instead of two at Boston and Philadel
phia, and to increase the salary of the
official retained, was lost on a tie vote,
and similar adverse action resulted on a
proposition to consolidate the Chicago ap
The bill allowing Government moneys to
be kept in Government depsitories In Ha
waii was favorably acted on.
Sulzer's resolution calling for informa
tion on the imposition of rates on Rus
sian sugar was not taken up.
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