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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1902.
BOTH SIDES SPLIT
Division in the House on Cu
BESULT OF FIRST TEST VOTE
Democrats Forced to Shovr Their
Hands nit Individuals Before
Their Caucus The Opcn-
, ins Speeches.
"WASHINGTON. April 8. The debate on
the Cuban reciprocity bill -which opened
in the House today. was-dlEappointlng
from a spectacular point of view. There
were no sensational clashes after the de
bate was actually begun, and none of the
bitterness which was expected to crop out
on the floor came to the surface. The
vote on the motion to go into committee
of the whole to consider the bill, however,
developed the lines of cleavage and
showed that the Democrats are quite as
much divided on the question as is the
majority- In the division, which Is re
garded as practically a test vote on the
bill, 114 Republicans and 03 Democrats
voted for the motion, and 41 Democrats
and o9 Republicans against it. The vote
was in reality more embarrassing to the
Democrats than to the Republicans, as
the members of the minority had called a
conference for tonight, at which they
desired to get together on a course of
action. The vote forced the hands of the
Democrats as individuals before the cau
cus. Payne, the Republican leader, ' opened
the debate for the bill today in a strong
speech, which commanded close attention
from both sides of the House. There were
only two other speeches. New lands (SI1.
Nev.) took the position that the conces
sion should not be made to Cuba unless
she were invited at the same time to be
come a part of the United States. Mc
Clellan (Dem. N. Y.), who was the last
speaker, favored a 50 per cent reduction
for the benefit of Cuba, but gave notice
that if the rate of reduction was not in
creased he would vote for the bill. He
contended that reciprocity was In line
with Democracy's time-honored doctrines,
and that while Republicans might fear It,
Democrats should not.
The Day in Detail.
Lacey (Rep. La.) asked unanimous con
sent for the consideration) of a bill to
protect game and fish in Alaska. Thero
was no objection and the bill was passed.
He explained that -when the Alaska code
was enacted a year ago It did not include
game laws, and the result had been an
enormous slaughter of game during the
Payne, chairman of the ways and means
committee, then moved that the House
go into committee of the whole for the
consideration of the Cuban reciprocity bill.
The battle began immediately. Tawney
(Rep. Minn.) demanded to know upon
what theory the bill was privileged.
Payne replied that the bill was one af
fecting revenue, and the Speaker sus
talnedthat view. Thereupon Robertson
(Dem. Ia.) raised the point of order that
the bill did not come wittan the purview
of the rule. His contention was that the
bill proposed to authorize reciprocal trade
relations with Cuba that it was not a
bill to raise or reduce revenue, and not
amenable as such. The Speaker held that
under a long line of precedents the bill
New lands (SIL Nev.) attempted to se
cure a ruling of the chair upon the ques
tion of whether amendments affecting the
general reduction of the tariff would be
in order, but the Speaker declined to rule
upon a question not before the House.
Robertson attempted to propose a prop
osition as to the length of general debate,
but Payne cut him off with a demand for
the "regular order."
The first test of strength came upoa the
motion to go into committee of the whole.
The motion was carried, 177 to 80.
A laughable Incident occurred upon the
division. On a viva voce vote the chorus
of "noes" was louder than the "ayes,"
and the Speaker announced that the
"noes" seem to have It. He lifted his
gavel and looked at Payne, the majority
leader, expecting him to demand a divis
ion, but Payne made no move.
"The noes have it," annonuced the
Speaker. Simultaneously McClellan (Dem.
N. T.) saved the day by shouting "Di
vision I demand a division."
The result of the rising vote was
watched with great interest. Jt resulted:
Ayes, 10"; noes, 102. A dozen Republicans
demanded tellers, and Fordney (Rep.
Mich.) and "Underwood (Dem. Ala.) de
manded the ayes and noes. The roll-call
followed. Many of those who Jiad voted
against the motion on the rising vote
changed their attitude -when they wore
placed on record, and the friends of reci
procity won an easy victory, the motion
being carried, 177 to 80. Accordingly the
House went into committee of the whole,
Sherman in the chair. It -was decided that
the time should be equally divided for
and against the bilL
Payne then began his argument. In
opening he pointed out the peculiar rela
tions existing between the Unfted States
and Cuba growing out of the Spanish War
and the limitations placed on Cuban in
dependence by the Piatt amendment and
the obligations which it placed upon the
"United States. It was our duty, he ar
gued, to 6ee that the new government
was started under the best auspices, and
.to do all in our power to make the experi
ment successful. He then proceeded to
describe the industrial conditions in Cuba
growing out of the depression of the sugar
Industry upon which the prosperity of the
island rested. He gave figures brought
out in the hearings and reports. If Cuba
was to have a cnonce to become a free
and independent republic, he declared that
it was absolutely necessary to tide her
over the present crisis. The 20 per cent
reduction would save the planters from
bankruptcy until the removal of -the boun
ty system in Europe, which the Brussels
conference abolished, to take effect Sep
tember 1, 1503. It was hoped this would
result in the return of sugar to its normal
price. Payne declared that he had not
been ready to make this concession until
he became convinced that It would Injure
no American industry. He charged that
a portion of the oprosition to this bill
was in reality seeking to bring about free
trade with Cuba.
It was notable that Payne addressed his
remarks almost entirely to those Repub
licans who are opposing reciprocity, He
seldom even looked toward the Demo
cratic side. Payne was very insistent in
his contention that the Cuban planters
would reap the entire advantage of the
20 per cent duty, and that the sugar trust
would get nothing.
Payne produced a report from Governor
"Wood, which showed that up to April 2
there had been ground 5S5.295 tons, of
which the trust held options on 3283 tons;
other Americans, 2195 tons, and "S.WG tons
had been exported to the United States.
The remainder. General "Wood reported,
was held by Cuban planters or commission-houses.
That sugar, Payne said,
was being held by the Cubans, awaltins
acflon by Congress.
Payne then turned his attention to the
benefits which would accrue to the United
States. He said it had been predicted that
In a few years we would have the bulk
of the Cuban trade, and that our exports
to that country would reach $200,000,000.
He also dwelt upon the other advantages
of the exclusion of cheap labor from Cuba
by the enactment of our Immigration and
"Do you propose to treat Cuba as- if
she were a part of the United States?"
asked Lloyd (Dem. Mo.).
"Cuba is not now a part of the United
States," replied Payne. "I do not want
her to be, but I believe she will be, and
so believing, I am in favor of preparing
her, as best we can, for the day of her
Incorporation within our limits."
Newlands delivered the opening argu
ment against the bill. He took the ground
that there should be no concession to
Cuba unless it was- accompanied by a cor
dial Invitation to become a part of the
United States. The concession to Cuba,
he said, would not cheapen sugar to the
American consumer. Newlands said tne
Republican party, in utter disregard of the
Teller resolution, had sharply curtalleu
the Independence of Cuba by forcing upon
it the adoption of the Piatt amendment.
The purpose of the Republican party, he
said, was clearly to hedge Cuba about
with so many irritating restrictions upon
her sovereignty as to make her position
intolerable to make her an humble sup
plicant for annexation.
McClellan (Dem. N. T.), a member of
the ways and means committee, who fa
vors a greater concession to Cuba than
is granted in the bill, followed. In argu
ing the obligations of the United States
to relieve the present distress in Cuba,
and of our duty to start the new republic
under the most favorable auspices, Mc
Clellan told of the interview between
President McKinley and the Cuban Com
missioners when the President advised
them to return to Cuba and .secure the
acceptance of the Piatt amendment.
"President McKinley," said he, "told
them he would make no promises, but
he asked them to trust the United States.
We can pay jio higher tribute to the mar
tyred President's memory." added Mc
Clellan, "than trf show here that in his es
timate of his country and countrymen, he
was not mistaken." (Applause.)
McClellan defended his advocacy of reci
procity, insisting that reciprocity had been
Democratic doctrine sinco Thomas Jeffer
son's day. In conclusion, McClellan ar
gued that the 20 per cent concession would
not afford sufficient relief to Cuba, and
he gave notice that he would try to amend
it by increasing the rate of reduction.
Palling in that, he would vote for the bill,
because it would breach the wall of pro
tection and lower part of the preposterous
The House at 5:05 P. M. adjourned.
WAGON BRIDGE LEFT OUT.
House Committee Reports Favorably
on Granting1 Franchise.
WASHINGTON. April 3. The house
committee on Interstate commerce today
favorably reported the Mitchell bill, au
thorizing the Washington & Oregon
Railroad Company to construct a railroad
bridge across the Columbia River at or
As reported, the bill does not require
this company to make provision for
wagons. Representative Jones, who has
been urging the bill in the House, had
been notified by all parties Interested that
they preferred that no wagon-way be pro
vided on the bridge, and ho so advised
CHALMETTE MULE CAMP.
Invest! grating: Officer's Xaxne Is "With
held by the Department.
WASHINGTON, April 8. At the sug
gestion of the Attorney-General and Sec
retary of State, the War Department has
decided to withhold from publication the
name of the officer selected to inquire into
the actual conditions at, Port Chalmette,
La., where animals and supplies are being
shipped to the British Army in South
Africa. It is felt that the officer's pur
pose might be thwarted by publicity at
this stage. It has been rumored that
General Brooke, who has gone to Chicka
mauga, to locate some camp sites for
returning cavalrymen from. Cuba, has
been charged to proceed thence to Port
Chalmette to make the Investigation, but
this is denied at the War Department.
Said to De Croxrder.
CHICAGO, April 8. Colonel B. H. Crow
der, of Chicago, connected with the Adjutant-General's
Department, and now as
signed to the Department of the Lakes,
according to the Trlbune'sNew Orleans
correspondent. Is the officer sent to Port
Chalmette, La., to inquire Into conditions
at the military camp reported to be under
the management of the British Govern
ment at that point Colonel Crowder, the
Tribune says, is at New Orleans, awaiting
instructions from the War Department.
Colonel Crowder has already briefly
inquired Into conditions at Chalmette. He
has found, says the Tribune's correspond
ent, that the Port Chalmette Railroad
people claim, to have full control of the
land occupied by the pens and stables.
Colonel Crowder investigated the court
records pertaining to the suit brought by
General Pearson in a recent effort to pre
vent the sailing of the two transports.
The court set aside the objections. It
is found that nearly all the documents In
the cases were forwarded to Washington
as a part of Governor Heard's report to
the Secretary of State. Today, it is held,
will decide whether there will be a thor
ough and immediate inquiry. '
It is estimated that there are now 1000
horses and 400 mules penned up at Port
Chalmette. At the wharves three trana
ports are waiting to clear for Cape Town
the moment the animal cargoes are
aboard. A "committee" of British Army
officers and veterinarians are busily pass
ing on the four-footed recruits that come
in dally from 'all points of the Western
The Missouri Supply Camp.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Apry 8.-5ov-ernor
Dockery's attention was called to
day to the alleged British war supply
camp at Lathrop, Mo. The Governor said
he knew nothing about the operations of
the British more than that a market has
been operated at Lathrop by private indi
viduals for the past 10 years. He says
it is the largest horse and mule market
In the world, and that it supplies the
United States Government as well ae the
British, Government, with horses and
Germany Buys a Switchboard.
CHICAGO, April 8. The Daily News
"A financial transaction of big propor
tions was announced today in telephone
circles. The Government of Germany ap
pears as the purchaser of patent rights
covering all Europe, except Great Britain,
Ireland and France, for an automatic
switchboard, manufactured in Chicago.
The deal is the result of seven months'
investigation in this city by a represen
tative of the German Government.
"The electrical appliances will displace
a telephone system of 40,000 instruments.
Many operators will be forced to seek
other employment, as one person can keep
an entire system in order."
WhUelaw Iteid's Plans.
WASHINGTON, April 8. Whitelaw
Reld, head of the special embassy to rep
resent the United States at the corona
tion of King Edward VH, has declined
the tender of the "British Government to
become Its guest during the ceremonies.
The British Government extends a similar
Invitation to every one of the special am
bassadors, undertaking to provide them
quarters and entertainment. The difficulty
lies in the fact that the invitation Is
limited to a six days' stay In London,
while Mr. Reld finds it desirable to be
there at least a week preceding and a
week following the ceremonies, so he has
taken steps to lease a suitable house at his
To Cure Grip In Tvro Days.
Laxative Bromo-Qulnine removes cause.
E. W. Grove's signature on every box.
HIS VIGOROUS PROTEST
SENATOR CULLOM'S ARGUMENT
AGAINST EXCLUSION BILL.
In Conrrnventionof Treats' Senators
Patterson .and Perkins Support
WASHINGTON, April 8. A vigorous
protest was made In the Senate today by
Cullom against the passage of the Chi
nese exclusion bill In Its present form.
Coming from the chairman of the com
mittee on foreign relations, the protest
made a deep impression on the Senate.
Cullom, while expressing himself as In
favor of the exclusion of Chinese labor
ers, said that many of the provisions of
the pending measure were In contravention
of our treaty obligations with China. 'He
urged that the United States could not
afford to Ignore Its solemn treaties, al
though he conceded the authority of Con
gress to enact the proposed law if it saw
fit to do so.
Patterson and Perkins supported the
pending bill, maintaining that In no way
WHERE PRESIDENT WILL BE ENTERTAINED AT
RESIDENCE OF MRS. ANDREW SIMONDS, CHAIRMAN OF LADIES'
did it contravene existing treaties, as, by
the convention of 1894, China had agreed
that Chinese laborers should be excluded
from this country. The bill 13 drastic
In Its provisions, they admitted, but no
more so than is necessary to eliminate
the possibility of frauds.
At the opening of the session the Presi
dent pro tem., Frye, laid before the Sen
ate a telegram signed by Claus Spreckels
and about 20 other business men of San
Francisco, protesting against the passage
of the Chinese exclusion bill in its present
form. The signers of the telafxam de
clared that the exclusion of legitimate
Chinese merchants, according to the pro
visions of the measure, would be an act of
Rising to a question of personal privi
lege, Simon explained that, Tiad he been
present when the vote on the ship sub
sidy bill was taken, he would have voted
against that measure. He had telegraphed
h!s views to Senators Hanna and Hans
brough. Hoar called up his resolution providing
that rule 19 be amended by Inserting at
the beginning of clause 2 thereof the fol
lowing: "No Senator in debate shall, directly or
Indirectly, by any forms of words, impute
to another Senator or to other Senators
any conduct or motive unworthy or un
becoming a Senator. No Senator In de
bate shall refer offensively to any state of
Without debate, the resolution was
Consideration of the Chinese exclusion
bill then was resumed, Cullom, chairman
of the committee on foreign relations, ad
dressing the Senate In opposition to the
pending bill. Cullom reviewed the treaties
and legislation on the subject of Chinese
exclusion, and, continuing, said:
"Personally, I am in favor of an abso
lute exclusion of Chinese laborers. In the
ordinary meaning of that word, and the
proper enforcement of our present laws,
and It seems to me that those laws are
amply sufficient. I do not think it would
bo wise for us to pass the bill under con
sideration, because I consider many pro
visions of that bill to be violations of our
treaty relations with China. We should
do nothing that Is not upon a high plane
of honor and dignity.
"Our trade with China is worthy of con
sideration in dealing with this subject Un
King Christian IX of Denmark.
tier present conditions It Is as sure to
come to the United States as the sun
shines upon us if we do not close the
doors ourselves. The Hawaiian Terrl
torj't over 1000 miles out from the Cali
fornia shores In the direction of Japan
and China, In the Pacific Ocean, Is1 In
the fullest sense a part of the United
States. The great archipelago, the Philip
pine Islands, over which the sovereignty
of tho United States Is proclaimed. Is
still beyond, and comparatively near to
China. So wo have a way, by establish
ing our outposts upon the sea, to make it
easy for'the United States to control the
commerce of that country. -
"My bollef is we ought not to pass any
laws in disregard of the spirit or letter of
our treaties; that we can continue the
present laws until the treaty of 1S94 shall
expire, if notice shall be given that this
Government does not desire It to be con
tinued another 100 years, and In the mean
time a new treaty can be agreed to, which
will abrogate any possible treaty stipu
lations against the absolute exclusion of
Chinese laborers, and which will permit
us to enact such legislation as we may
deem necessary for the protection of our
country from the Influx of these Chinese
laborers into the United States, If China
should decline to enter into a new treaty
of this character, we might then be Justi
fied in colnc ahead and passing any law
?2K- && 3
on the subject of Chinese immigration we
In answer to an Inquiry of Patterson,
Cullom said he wanted the bill so 'framed
as to enable an honest student and an
honest teacher to enter the United States
without being branded as a criminal liable
to a jail .sentence or to deportation.
Patterson maintained that affirmative
legislation should be on .ihe statute books
to exclude Chinese that dependence
should not be placed entirely upon the
existing treaty. Unless the admission of
Chinese to the Philippines is prohibited
absolutely, the islands elmply would-be a
stepping stone of Chinese to the United
States. The bill is needed because of the
frauds perpetrated to secure Chinese an
entrance to the "United States.
Perkins said that 75 per cent of the
Chinese in this country have come through
the port of San Francisco. Not only In
California, but throughout the country,
the sentiment is practically unanimous in
favor of the exclusion of Chinese. Ho
said the reasons for exclusion were funda
mental and racial. Chinese coolie labor,
he said, already had displaced American
worklngmen in factories on the Pacific
Coast. This condition affected not only
the Pacific States, but the labor market
throughout the United States. Mr. Per
kins said the attack on the Chinese coolie
was not alone upon wages, but upon the
best aspirations of the American working-
man. No legislation could be too drastic
to prevent such a consummation.
Galllnger Interrupted to express his be
lief that existing legislation was suffi
ciently drastic, as statistics showed that
in the past 10 years the number of Chinese
in this country had decreased from 2S to
20 per cent.
The Chinese exclusion bill, as passed
by the House, was then laid before the
Senate, and was referred to the Immigra
The Senate then passed 39 private pen
sion bills, and at 5:10 P. M. adjourned.
MENACE TO SHIPPING.
Chinese Bill "Would Drive Vessels to
TACOMA, Wash., April 8. The repre
sentative of the largest steamship line
on the Pacific, speaking of the proposed
amendment of the Chinese exclusion bill,
prohibiting employment of Chinese on
board of American vessels, said: "Ameri
cans and Europeans are physically unfit
to perform the duties of sailors, firemen
and saloon attendants in tropical seas,
and it would be impossible to secure
skilled labor to replace tho Chinese In
so short a Hlme, or even in a period of
"Even American men-of-war. In tropi
cal waters, supplement their crews with
Chinese, to relievo the white men of much
of the manual labor in the hot zone. If
this amendment carries, the expense of
operating American steamers would be
Increased Immensely by the extra cost of
an entire white crew, and this would
prevent them from competing with
British and Japanese, who use Chinese
labor In the departments mentioned. Heat
in Oriental waters is so intense as to
make it physically Impossible for white
men to perform the labor. If the Ameri
cans want to throttle their shipping In
dustry in the Pacific, and to drive Its ves
sels to another flag, this measure will do
it effectively and give the foreign ship
owner a great hold on the trade between
the Pacific Coast and the Orient."
STEAMER FIRED UPON.
Vessel of National Asphalt Company
WASHINGTON. April 8. A cablegram
King Christian IX of Denmark
yesterday celebrated his 84th birth
day, before succeeding to the
throne of Denmark, In 18C3, he was
Duke of Schleswlg-Holsteln-Sunder-burg-Glucksburp,
and received his
Kingly position T)y virtue of an ex
isting treaty and the law of the
Danish succession on the death of
his kinsman, Frederick VII. He
married the Princess Louise of
Hesse-Cassel, who died September
29, 1848. He is the father of Prince
Royal Frederick, Queen Alexandra,
of England, King of Greece, George
I. the Dowager Empress of Russia
(Dagmar), the Duchess of Cumber
land (Thyra), and Prince Walde
mar. has "been received at the State Depart
ment from Minister Bowen, at Caracas,
stating that he has been Informed that a
Bcrniudez steamer, supposed to be one of
the freight carriers belonging to the Na
tional Asphalt Company, has been fired
upon In the river San Juan. Minister
Bowen said the Government claimed to
know nothing of the firing upon the ship,
which was probably done by revolutionists.
Instructions have been sent to United
States Minister Bowen, at Caracas, to
see that the Interests of the Benrjudez
company are protected, and that the com
pany does not suffer from irregular prac
tices In the Venezuelan courts.
Mnjor Prauln's Illness.
WASHINGTON. April 8. Major O. L.
Pruden, Assistant Secretary to the Presi
dent, today was removed to Garfield Hos
pital for treatment fo- organic heart
trouble. He Is In a dangerous condition
and it is believed cannot survive very
long. He has been In poor health for
some time, but has steadily Ignored the
fact and he remained from his duties only
during the past three or four days. This
has greatly aggravated the original
For any case of nervousness, sleepless
ness, weak stomach, Indigestion, dyspep
sia, relief is sure in Carter's Little Liver
DEMOCRATS. IN CAUCUS'
COULD NOT AGREE ON POLICY TO
Rcsnlt Will Probably Be the Passage
of the Reciprocity Bill All
Proposals Laid Aside.
WASHINGTON; April 8. After a con
ference lasting nearly three hours the
Democratic membere of the House tabled
a number of propositions which, were pre
sented relative to the policy to be pursued
on the Cuban reciprocity bill now before
the House, and adjourned without action
on the subject. The result of the confer
ence leaves each Democratic member free
to exercise his Individual opinion, and it is
generally believed that this will result In
the passage of the reciprocity bill, as the
test vote in the House today showed about
60 Democratic members for the bill, which
will much more than offset the Republican
defection from the bill.
Mr. Hay, of Virginia, was in the chair
tonight, and more than 92 Democrats' were
present. The main discussion occurred on
a resolution presented by Representative
Burleson, of Texas, proposing a 20 per
cent tariff reduction on a number of speci
fied articles; a substitute by Representa
tive Sulrer, of New York, proposing 50
per cent reciprocity with Cuba, and an
amendment by Newlands, of Nevada, that
this 50 per cent concession be accompa
nied by a proposition of annexation. The
debate took a wide range, and finally all
of the foregoing propositions were laid
on the table, practically without opposi
tion, as it -had become evident that no
united action could be secured on any of
the plans proposed. As the conference had
been without result, a resolution was
adopted before adjournment that all of
the proceedings should be secret.
Haxrallans Appeal for Exclusion.
WASHINGTON, April S. Senator Pat
terson, of Colorado, today presented -a. me
morial signed by over 300 American citi
zens residing in Hawaii, praying the en
actment of legislation completely exclud
ing Chinese and Japanese from any Amer
ican territory, and providing that all la
bor of every description performed for the
Federal Government shall be, done only by
citizens of tho United States. The peti
tioners say that 75 per cent of the labor in
Hawaii Is performed by Orientals, to the
exclusion of American labor, and they call
attention to tho fact that 87,000 of the 150,
000 population of the islands are from
China and Japan.
WILL CLOSE ITS MINES.
Rochester & Pittsburg's Effort to
Stamp Out Unionism.
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 8.-Tho Post
will tomorrow say:
"A Temarkable development in the coal
miners' strike in the central district fields
has been taking place during the past
few days. It was learned from official
sources tonight that the strike of the
miners there, and particularly those em
ployed by the Rochester & Pittsburg Coal
Company, has determined the coal com
pany on drastic measures for stamping
out all unions In that section. The
Rochester & Pittsburg Company, which
employs, fully 10.000 men, despairing of
a settlement of the trouble with Its min
ers, has given orders to close the mines.
This means the absolute idleness of the
properties of the company for at least all
of the present Summer. It will leave the
miners without work, whether they would
work or not.
"The first step taken was to issue
notice to the miners occupying houses
owned by the company to remove from
them. The first of these ejectment no
tices was served last Thursday, and were
mostly to miners who had been among
the leaders of the strike. All tho others
are to have similar notices served on them
during tho present week, and with their
families will be compelled to move. In
addition to this, the company's stores
have been practically closed and the
clerks dismissed. When the company is
ready "to begin again, it is said, it will
hire "non-union men only."
Order for Great Strike Expeeted.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 8. An
order for a great strike in the West
Virginia bituminous coal fields may be
issued within the next two or three
days by the National executive board
of the United Mlneworkera of America.
The operators have repeatedly refused
all appeals for a joint conference. The
mlneworkers have not abandoned hope
of a settlement, but the officials indi
cate they are well prepared now for
making a vigorous fight. It Is likely
also that there will be a strike in the
Indiana block coal fields where about
6000 are employed, as the .miners have
voted to reject the operators final prop
osition. Amalgamated Mines Resume.
BUTTE, Mont, April 8,-SeveraI of the
mines of the Anaconda, Parrot and
Washoe groups of the Amalgamated Cop
per Mining Company, recently tied up by
the strike of the hoisting engineers, have
resumed operations, and ore is being
hoisted. A full force of miners is en
gaged at the Parrot. At the Moonlight,
Diamond and Green Mountain mines hoist
ing of ore has commenced, but it will be
several days before the properties are
working with the regular crew of men".
A shift was put on tho Mountain Con
solidated mine last night.
A Telephone Combination.
CHICAGO, April 8. A convention of the
Interstate Telephone Association will be
held at the Sherman House April 9, 10
and 11. The association is composed of the
independent telephone exchanges In the
States of Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, In
diana, Kentucky, Missouri and Iowa. Ac
cording to the Inter Ocean, the expecta
tion is that before the meeting adjourns
all the smaller telephone companies In the
country will have been merged. At Jollet
yesterday the Interstate Company placed
on record a deed of trust for J50.000.000.
This amount of securities will be on nana
at tho meeting to be held tomorrow
which is called for the purpose of appor
tioning the new bonds In exchange for
capital stock of the 700 exchanges in
volved in the transaction.
Violates Antl-Trnst Law.
CINCINATTI, April 8. The Federal
Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed
the United States District Court, which
had Issued an injunction against the
trade agreement pntered Into by the
Chesapeake & Ohio Fuel Company and
17 coal operators In the Kanawha dis
trict of West Virginia, whereby the
fuel company agreed to handle the out
put of these operators to the exclu
sion of others. Both courts held this
agreement was In violation of the Sher
man anti-trust law.
Got ncavy DnmaRes.
BUTTE, Mont.. April 8. The jury today
in the case of Contractor J. A. RIddell
against Charles Suiter and Banker George
L. Ramsey, awarded RIddell 5S20O, the full
amount of damages asked. The case has
been a sensational one. RIddell was one
of the contractors of the School of Mines
Will be roused to Its natural duties
and your biliousness, headache and
constipation be cured if you take
Sold ty all druggists. 25 cents.
building, and charged Suiter and Ramsey,
with having swindled him through a con
spiracy. MISSIONS AT CORONATIONS
"Rampolla's Protests "Were o .No
ROME, April 8. In spite of the opposH
tion of Cardinal Rampolla, the papel secre
tary of state, the pope has decided to
send important special missions, both to
the coronation of King Edward and the
festivities In Spain attendant upon the en
throning of King Alfonso. The cardinal's
opposition to the sending- of the mission
to England was based on the act that
the British Parliament diet not change the
anti-Catholic formula of the accession
oath, and Mgr. Merry del Vol, whom the
pontiff designed to be chief of the mis
sions, openly refused to go while the pres
ent wording of the oath is maintained.
Nevertheless the mission will be sent and
probably will arrive in London a few
hours after the religious ceremony. This
will be a repetltlbn of the diplomatic ma
neuver carried out at the coronation of
Czar Nicholas II, at Moscow.
The question of the advisability of the
papal mission to Spain was duo to the
compromises effected by the Queen Re
gent in nominating the Spanish Ambassa
dor to the Vatican as her representative
at the pope's jubilee. Under ordinary
circumstances a royal prince would have
been appointed, but he would have been
obliged also to o to the Qulrinal, thus
creating a situation full of unpleasant
possibilities. His holiness was much dis
appointed at this step, and decided to be
represented at King Alfonso's majority
festivities by the papal nuncio at Mad
rid. The matter was smoothed over, how
ever, and it Is now understood that Spain
will send a grandee with an Important
retinue to specially invite the pope to
sand a representative, who probably will
be Cardinal Vannutelll or Cardinal Cre
toni, both ex-nunclos at Madrid.
KANSAS CITY ELECTION.
Democrats Get Control of Govern
ment for the First Time in Years.
KANSAS CTTY. Mo., April 8. At mid
night tho returns of the city election In
dicate the re-election of Mayor James
A. Reed, Democrat, over John G. Green,
Republican, by 2250 plurality, and by
smaller pluralities Democrats were elect
ed to other offices as follows: Treasurer,
James G. Cowglll; Auditor, Daniel Gill;
Police Judge, Hugh C. Brady; City At
torney, Jacque L. Morgan. The Upper
House will stand 13 Democrats, one Re
publican. The Lower House will prob
ably stand 10 Democrats and four Repub
licans. The Democrats will fully control
the city government for the first time in
many years. The issue In the campaign
was Mayor Reed's administration. All
candidates favored municipal ownership.
Republican Mayor at St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. April 8. The official
vote elects Charles J. Borden, Republican,
by eight votes, for Mayor. The remainder
of the ticket will be mixed.
ATHENS, O., April 8. The Republicans
of the Eleventh Ohio District renominat
ed Congressman Charles H. Grosvenor by
No Trouble .at St. Thomas.
ST. THOMAS, D. W. I., April 8.
The Danish cruiser Valkyrlen did not
leave Port Au Prince. Haytl, for this
point suddenly, as 'announced by the
Copenhagen correspondent of the Lon
don Dally Mall, but left there on a
prearranged date and will arrive here
about April 10. There 13 no founda
tion for the report circulated by the
same correspondent that the government
is apprehensive of a revolt here. Every
thing is perfectly quiet m this island,
and the birthday of King Christian is
being celebrated In the customary man-
Power Plant to De Foreclosed.
HELENA, Mont., April 8. Judge
Knowles, of the Federal Court, has signed
a decree of foreclosure in the action of
the Central Trust Company, of New York,
against the Helena Power & Light Com
pany. The sum of $501,925 Is found to be
due the plaintiff company under a mort
gage given. The plant of the power com
pany will be offered for sale in 10 days.
Dr. Talrange Is No Better.
WASHINGTON, April 8. The condition
of Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmago showed no
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