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THE SUNDAY OBEQONIAN. PORTLAND", MAY 27, 1900.
SENATE TAKES IT UP
Committee Will Investigate
- the Cuban Scandals.
MAY PAY A VISIT TO THE ISLAND
House Nearly Complete tbe Alaslut
Civil Government BiH-Othcr
WASHINGTON, May 26. The Senato
today agreed to the resolution for an In
vestigation by the committee on Cuban
affairs of the Cuban postal and other
irregularities, authorizing the committee
to visit Cuba, If necessary, to pursue the
Inquiry. Beyond this the proceedings
were of little general Interest, some time
being given to the sundry civil appropri
ation bill, -without completing It, and to
District of Columbia business. One of
tbe latter measures provides for the re
moval of the historic "Long bridge," the
highway from the North, to the South dur
ing the War of the Rebellion.
The House today partly completed the
consideration of the Alaska civil govern
ment bill. A few paragraphs passed over
during the reading of the bill will be
. THE DAY IX DETAIL.
ConIdcrable Routine Business
Transacted in the Senate.
"WASHINGTON, May 26. Secretary
Boot sent to the Senate today in response
to an inquiry a report from General Davis,
Governor of Porto Rico, relating to the
expenses of the army in Porto Rico. Ac
cording to the report, there has been but
email expenditures for quarters, furniture,
carriages, etc., and theso only such as
were absolutely necessary.
The Senate agreed to Pettlgrcw's res
olution calling upon the Secretary of "War
for a statement of the number of Filipi
nos who have been- killed by United States
troops In the present Insurrection.
Vest (Dem. Mo.) called up the bill In
troduced by him, giving jurtedlqflon to Na
tional health officers over their quarantine
Jones (Dem. Ark.) presented the creden
tials of Joseph J. Blackburn as Senator
from Kentucky for the term beginning
March 4, 1901. They were signed by Gov
ernor Beckham, and were read and placed
on file without comment Blackburn was
Under a special order. District of Co
himbia business and bills pertaining there
to waataken up.
Kyle find. S. D.). chairman of the In
dustrial Commission, presented, the resig
nation of ex-Senator Leo Mantle, of Mon
tana, as a member of the commission,
and President pro tem. Frye appointed
Senator Bard, of California, as his suc
cessor. The bill admitting certain publications
of state agricultural, geological and min
ing associations to the second-class mall
rate wag passed.
Consideration of the sundry civil appro
priation bill was then resumed. The par
agraph as to Chinese exclusion was
passed over temporarily. With few
changes, the bill was perfected through
the river and harbor Items, including
the Senate amendments on the Mississippi
and Columbia Rivers, but not that on tho
Missouri River, which went over.
After a brief executive session, the Sen
ate, at C:S5 P. M., adjourned.
In the House.
At tho opening of the session of tho
House, Cooper (Rep. "Wis.), chairman of
the committee on Insular affairs, present
ed a favorable report on the Hay resolu
tion calling upon the Postmaster-General
for certain Information regarding the re
ports of B. G. Rathbone, Director of Posts
in Cuba, find the resolution was adopted
without division. ,
Fitzgerald (Dem. Mass.) thought infor
mation should bo furnished Congress be
fore final adjournment, but Payne (Rep.
N. Y.) explained It would be unprecedented
to place a time limit upon such a resolu
tion. Another resolution from, the Senato
committee, introduced by Jones (Dem.
Va.) calling upon the Secretary of War
to report in detail payments mode and to
whom from the revenues of Cuba and
Porto Rico was also adopted.
A bill to facilitate the entry of steam
ships engaged in the coastwise trade bc
twcen ports In Hawaii and, ports In the
United States was adopted.
A bill was passed to relieve United
States Marshals and District Clerks, from
further emolument returns In civil cases
prior to the admission of Utah as a state.
Tho House then resumed consideration
of tho Alaska civil government W1L
After completing the reading of the bill,
save for a few paragraphs passed over,
the House, at 3:10 P. M., adjourned.
THE CUBAN INVESTIGATION.
Fall Text of the Resolution A It
Passed the Senate.
WASHINGTON. May 26. Following Is
the text of the resolution ordering an In
vestigation Into tho administration of
Cuban affairs which passed the Senate
'Resolved, That the committee on re
lations with Cuba is hereby directed o
investigate and report to the Senate aV
early as practicable regarding the moneys
received and expanded in the Island of
Cuba by, through and under the officials
and representatives of the United States,
both civil and military, from the date of
the occupation of Cuba by the military
forces of the United States until and In
cluding the 30th of April, 1900.
"Said committee shall investigate and
report as to the receipts as follows: From
customs, from postal service, from Inter
nal revenue, from all other sources, spec
lfylng the details as far as practicable.
' and particularly the places where and
dates within which such amounts were
collected or received and the officer or of
ficers collecting and receiving the same,
also the law under which such amounts
in each instance were so collected or re
ceived. "Said commltteo shall investigate and
report as to the expenditures of said
amounts so received, the necessity and
propriety thereof, specifying In classes
and In detail, so far as practicable, said
expenditures, and particularly the work,
services or property for which said ex
penditures were made and the value
thereof, also as to law or authority under
which said expenditures were made, the
officer, civil or military, by whom said
expenditures was authorized, and the of
ficer, civil or military, by whom the
expenditures was made, and the partic
ular fund from which the money was
taken for said expenditure.
"Said committee Fhall also report a
statement of all public works of every
kind, including buildings, wharves, rail
roads and all other structures built or
constructed. Improved, repaired or dec
orated by or under the authority of any
such officer, civil or military, and In each
instance the cost, value, necessity and pro
priety of the same, and the uses to which
said buildings or structures have been put.
Where said buildings and works were
constructed or Improvements were made
by contract, or where the material used
In the same was furnished by contract,
the committee shall receive copies of each
of said contracts and the names of all
parties interested in each of the same.
"Said committee shall also report a
statement of the personal property which
was purchased or procured and intrusted
to any officer, civil or military. In Cuba
within eald time, the cost and value of
the same and the uses to which said
property has been- put and the disposition
which has been made thereof.
"Said committee is authorized to con
duct said investigation and make such re
port by sub - committee or sub-'
committees appointed, by- the chair
man; fand the committee or any sub
cofnrsXtes thereof is- authorized to clt
during" t&e recess ot Congress at such
place or places in the United States at'
Cuba as may be necessary, and is em
powered to send for persons and papers.
Issue subpoenas, administer oaths, exam
ine witnesses, employ stenographers, ex
pert accountants and other necessary as
sistance, and the expenses of said Inves
tigation hall be paid out of the contin
gent fund of the Senate upon vouchers
approved by the chairman- of the committee."
WASHINGTON, May 20. The Senato
confirmed today tho nomination of W. R.
Edwards, of Fargo, N. D to be Re
ceiver of Public Moneys at Rampart City,
The President sent in tie following nom
inations: E. R Stackable, to be Collector of Cus
toms for the district of Hawaii.
Sergeant Major Smith, Thirtieth United
States Volunteers, to be First Lieutenant.
Will Meet the Neely Case.
WASHINGTON, May 25.-Ser.ator Mor
gan has Introduced a bill giving the Su
preme Court of the District of Columbia
jurisdiction In the cases of persons "who
shall commit a crime against the United
States or a violation of the criminal law
of the United States, not within a state."
ONE OF THE NEW
The bill is intended to apply to crimes
committed against the United Stated in
OVER THE VAAL.
Roberts' Army I Crossing: at
LONDON, May 2G. The War Office re
ceived the following dispatch from Rob
erts: "Wolvehoek, Orange Free State, May 25.
An advanced portion of this force
cropsad tho Vaal River, on the Queen's
birthday, near Parys.. Hamilton's column
is at Boschbank. Our scouts are now at
YJljoen's Drift (on the frontier north of
Wolvehoek). The local mines are unin
jured, and w6rk Is going on as usual.
Thero Is no enemy this side of the river.
Hunter reached Yryfcurg May 24."
As anticipated, the first news from Rob
erts after his long silence was the an
nouncement tba,t the British had crossed
the "Vaal River. This Is probably General
Hutton's column, and It may be expected
to make a dash at the railroad in the
neighborhood xif Potchefstroom, whence
there is direct .Communication with Jo
hannesburg. J ,
Roberts' headquarters may be expected
also to cross the "Vaal River and create a
diversion on the flank of the federal force
in the neighborhood of Vreenlglng. As
he has only about 15 miles to traverse, a
speedy announcement may be expected
that the British Commander-in-Chief
himself has gained a foothold in the
Transvaal, and that he will remove the
federal position south of Johannesburg in
the middle of the coming week.
General Bundle ought to be close to
Botbky by now, and It is expected to
near fiome decisive action on the Harrl
smlth railroad, in which part of Bul
ler's force will co-operate in the direction
of Van Reenan's Pass. JShould the Pre
toria bulletin announcing the reoccupa
tion of Hcllbron turn out to be true, it
will be a totally unexpected development,
a? General Ian Hamilton occupied Hefi
bron Tuesday, and nothing has been heard
from there since.
Seised Cnrsro raid for.
WASHINGTON. May 23.-Coneul-Gen-eral
Stowe at Cape Town has reported to
the State Department that the seizures
of flour and provisions on the three ves
sels, Mashona, Beatrice and Maria, havo
been Anally and satisfactorily settled. It
has been found that the goods were the
property of the consignees In South Afri
ca: that the American shippers are not,
and cannot be losers and that the seizures
will not affect the American trade.
In the case? where the consignees re
fused the bills drawn upon them by the
American shippers, though the iattor
might easily have secured payment,
through the colonial courts, the British
Government has preferred to settle out
right "by the payment of the invoice price
of the provisions seized with 10 per cent
added as profit.
Murder Charge Dismissed.
PRETORIA, May 26. The prosecution
has withdrawn the charges of murder in
connection with the explosion at the Beg
ble factor, at Johannesburg, against
Messrs. Longvllle and Perrett. Belgians;
William Begble. and Thomas Richards, a
colored American. All the accused were
acquitted. An application was made that
the men be rearrested and put over the
border, but this was refured.
A Free Stater Surrenders.
NEWCASTLE. Friday, May 25. Louts
Koch, a magistrate of the Free State,
has surrendered. He says that all the
burghers in the Harrjsmlth-Vrede district
have returned to their farms and refuso
to continue fighting. If, as Is reported.
President Steyn is in Yrede, he will prob
ably go northward towards Lalngs Nek.
if he finds any followers.
San Pedro Break-rater Contract.
WASHINGTON, May 26. The Secretary
of War has awarded the contract for the
construction of a breakwater at San
Pedro. Cat, to the California Construc
tion Company, at its bid of ?2,375,C00.
BAVARIA AND PRUSSIA
RELATIONS BETTHTEEN. THE TWO
' COURTS ERl6rSIiV DISTURBED.
Gosslpcrs Started, the Trouble Ger
man, Respect for tbe Boers Di
minishing The Meat Bill.
BERLIN, May 3J. Interest tbb "week,
has centered on the doings of the Reich
stag and Diet and Prince Ludwig's speech.
It has long been murmured In court circles
at Berlin and Munich that tho relations
between the two courts were seriously dis
turbed. A number of events bore this
out. The Prince Regent's birthday Is no
longer kept here by a special dinner, nor
Is the Emperor's .birthday kept In Munich,
where it was even forbidden that the gov
ernment and other public buildings display
the German flag that day. And during the
Crown Prince's coming-of-age festivities
and the presence of the Emperor of Aus
tria neither the-Prince Regent of Bavaria
nor the heir to tho throne of that coun
try came to Berlin, only an insignificant
Prince being present. Nobody seems .able
to tell exactly why this state of feeling
exists on both sides, but Prince Ludwig's
speech certainly shows his sentiment Is
more anti-Prussian than ever. Not only
tho North German presssldes against the
Prince, but even a large part of the Ba
varian newspapers', and" several of the
Munich papers nearest to tho Bavarian
The correspondent of the Associated
Press learns today on good authority that
the breach was started by gosslpers at
both courts, who reported unpleasant ut
terances alleged to have been made at
Munich about the Emperor and by the Em
peror about the Prince Regent and his
family. Next, the canal bill, which the
Emperor did his best to push through, an
gered tho Bavarian patriots, including
Prince Ludwig, because It was looked on
as a further attempt to isolate Bavaria
regarding navigation, especially on the
The Imperial Government still rejoices
at the passage cf tho meat-Inspection bill,
particularly because of 'its demonstrating
that the extreme Agrarians have no power
to dominate the Reichstag, as had been
feared hitherto. The Agrarians loudly pro
claimed that the meat bill was too severe
as a test for their relative strength, and
as a preliminary to the struggle to decide
the nature of the projected commercial
treaties. In this sense the passage of the
meat bill was a defeat of the extreme
The obstructive tactics whereby the Lex
Heinze was defeated by the minority are
now strongly disapproved by the govern
ment and its press as being a two-edged
sword, which If it once became an estab
lished institution might easily lead to tbe
destruction of German parllamentlsm:
The latest news from South Africa Is
generally Interpreted as showing that the
Boers are tired of war. and are only look-
1 ing for a decent pretext to make peace.
j.ne ivreuz eiiung says: "Drawing a
I parallel between the Boers and the an
cient Germans, there will not be such a
fight of desperation as that of the Goths
at Nalsdus." The paper adds: "The
Boers do not possess the species of per
sonal braverj- which in European armies
is self-understood. If this knowledge had
obtained sooner the Boers would not have
enjoyed such popularity."
Quick justice is being meted out to the
car-strike rioters. The first hntrii -n-.-
i sentenced Monday to1 terms varying from
six weeks In jail to a few days Imprison
i ment, and another hatch was sentenced
today. A third batch will bo tried before
' a higher court for revolt against the
j state, on which hang long terms at hard
j Herr Bebel publishes In tho Voerwart
, an article on the book of the French Cap-
lam iiocn, recommending the substitution
of a militia for a regular army. Herr
Bobol approves of this, and says socialism
will draw powerful weapons from tbe book
to fight militarism.
The regatta of the Imperial Tachtlng
Club at Kiel this week was a miserable
failure, mostly because of the unpropltious
weather. The Emperor took no Interest
la the races
Five officers of the Twelfth Regiment -of
Uhlans, after riding without sleep from
Insterburg to Strasburg, have Just re
turned here from 'Strasburg. They made
S kilometers each day. In spite of the
most unfavorable weather. The guard of
Uhlans here are today feting the five offi.
The Foreign Office has pointed out to the
correspondent uf the Associated Press thaf
the recent speech of Andrew D. White,
the United States Ambassador here, has
made an excellent impression la Berlin,
many of the papers. Including the North
uerman uazette, reprinting It.
EFFECT ON AFRICAN MARKETS.
Reichstag- Legislation Not Seriously
. CHICAGO. May .28. Concerning Ger
many's antagonistic legislation against
American livestock and meats, M. F.
HorJne, statistician for the Chicago stock
yards, said today:
" "So far as the general livestock mar-
Vets of tbe United States are concerned,
Germany's action cuts' no- figure. Her
trade in animals and, meats from this
country Is comparatively insignificant,
and neither German prices npr German
legislation has any appreciable influence
oh market values here. On the very day
when the prohibitive measure was passed
by the Reichstag, the prices for all kinds
of livestock rose on the Chicago market,
and neither buyers nor sellers paid any
attention to It. The prices of livestock
are governed solely by the law of demand
and supply, and the demand from Ger
many has never been a sufficient factor In
the market to affect quotations In the
"During the five years, 1S94 to 1S33 inclu
sive, the exports of meats and meat ani
mals from the United States to Germany
have averaged only 2.S per cent of the to
tal exportation of these commodities."
AT THE EXPOSITION.
Suffering; Among Yoans Americans
Not Provided With Means.
PARIS, May 25. Now that all the Na
tional pavilions in the Rues des Nations
have been opened to the public, a com
parison of the artistic effect of our build
ing with that of Its neighbors Is undoubt
edly unfavorable to the former. While
the general external appearance Is a mat
ter of architectural taste, the nudity of Its
Interior elicits, the harshest celticism. Sel
dom is a word of praise of it heard from
visiting Americans, and the building has
been already christened various uncom
plimentary nicknames. Many officials
recognize the disparity, and the present
condition of the pavilion will be much
Improved. . . .
A number of unfortunate cases of suf
fering are coming under the notice of the
American officials In Paris. Many bright,
energetic young Americans, having Just
means enough to transport them here,
and being anxious to see the exposition,
came with the Idea of finding some small
occupation, which would provide them
with the means of existence during their
stay; some also hoped to strike occupa
tions which they might develop remuner
atively. There Is no false pride about
them; and they are willing to accept even
menial employment, such as selling news
papers, blacking boots and hawking ex
position tickeisi They have, however,
met with unexpected obstacles, against,
which all the pluck and vim are unavail
ing. Instead of the freedom of labor which
obtains In America, and which Insures
success to the willing. Intelligent worker,
they find every outlet hedged about with
red tape regulations or prejudice against
the employment of foreigners. Newspaper
stands are accorded only to pensioners.
and a license for bootblacklng Is practical
ly unobtainable, owing to the Interminable'
period occupied by the preliminaries to
the application. Some boys attempts to
gain a pittance by selling exhibition tick
ets at a profit of 2 cents each, but their
efforts were stifled by the Interference of
their French competitors, who are, able
to draw all Intending purchasers, except
Americans and Englishmen, by proclaim
ing the Americans as foreigners. Theso
unfortunate experiences should warn ven
turesome American youths against setting
forth In hope of finding employment here.
Neither the Embassy nor the Consulate
has funds to be used In giving assistance
In such cases, and the youths will bo
obliged to get home as best they can.
While this antipathy holds against those
who are trying to compete In the French
labqr market, pleasure-seeking American
vigors have no reason to complain of
their welcome. Tho feeling which now :
Is so bitter against Englishmen, with
whom Americans are so often confounded,
owing to their language, does, not exist
toward the latter when their nationality
is established. This fact Is now becom
ing recognized among the Americans,
many of whom have adopted the habit of
wearing a miniature enameled Stars and
Stripes as- a distinctive emblem. The
French newspapers have remarked this,
and have called the attention of their
readers to its significance.
The Chamber of Deputies, by Its vote
at Tuesday's session, told the Government
to take such measures as would cast the
Dreyfus nightmare once for all into ob
livion. Only 79 Irreconcllables opposed
the resolution, which directed the Cabii
net tp take this course. M. Waldeck
Rousseau, the Premier, had previously ap
peared to be lukewarm about the fate
of his amnesty bill the provisions of
which prevent further criminal proceed
ings arising out of recriminations in the
Dreyfus affair, but tho Chamber's meeting
Tuesday was unmistakable, and had the
effect of Immediately quickening his apa
thy Into an urgent request for the Senate
committee to hasten Its action on the
bill, and remove It from the pigeon-hole,
where It promised to He dormant. The
bill has already passed the Chamber, and
how only awaits adoption by the Senate.
The measure. In its original form, "ap
plied for amnesty to others- beside the
Dreyfus portion. Ag the moment afford
ed an exceptional opportunity to carry out
the work of definite anpeasement. the.
committee decided to take up- the Dreyfus
portion and report the result as soon as
possible, though this will hardly be dona
by nextlIonday. an the Government de
sires. The decision of the committee Is
Important as a step toward carrying out
what Is clearly the wish of the majority
In Parliament. The bill will prevent the
Zola, Relnach. Henry, General Mercler.
Picquart and other criminal actions, but
will not Interfere with the rights of Drey
fus himself to demand a revision if he
finds new facts, as required by the French
Another exciting session, of the Cham
ber Is promised for Monday next, when
Count Bon! de Castellane will take the
Government to task for Us relations with
Relnach. as he considers the explanations
made Tuesday by M. Waldeck-Rousseau
Sports at the Exposition.
PARIS. May 26. The French officers
controlling the athletic events to be held
in connection with the exposition have
announced that as a concession to Ameri
ca's desire to eliminate Sunday games,
the sporta which wore scheduled to begin
Sunday. July IS. will. Instead, commence
Saturday. July 14, the great French Na
tional holiday, and will be continued on
the following Tuesday and Thursday. The
finals. In which Americans are entered,
will be put ahead, and the games -will
conclude on Saturday If possible.
The Ninsrnra Fall Suicide.
NEW" YORK, May 26. M. J. O'Donnell.
the man to whom the photograph left by
the Catholic priest who committed suicide
at the Whirlpool Rapids last night was
addressed. Is a keeper In the employment
of the Department of Charities. He said
that he had received a telegram from
Buffalo stating the circumstances, and
while he could not say whether It was
his brother. Father John J. O'Donnell,
who was an inmate of the Providence
Retreat at Buffalo, still the word he had
received tended to confirm that belief.
He had, he said, telegraphed to one of
the Sisters at the Retreat for particulars,
but had not received a reply.
When questioned as to the cause, he
said that he could offer no reason, except
that some years ago his brother had gone
through a severe case of la grippe, and
while he could not be positive. It had
sreemed to him at times that his brother
had never been the same man since.
Internal Revenue In Hawaii.
SAN" FRANCISCO, May 26. Collector of
Internal Revenue Lynch Is making
preparations to establish an office In
Honolulu, the Hawaiian Islands having
been added to the District of California.
The Internal revenue laws go Into effect
In Hawaii on June It All deputies at the
Honolulu office will ae selected from citi
zens of Hawaii. The stocks of beer, wines,
liquors, opium, cigars and tobacco now
in the Islands will 3e Inspected and In
ventoried. After June li goods from the
United States must be stamped before being-sent
to the islands.
IK E ASSEM BLY.D ISSOLVED
PRESBYTERIANS .CONCLUDE THEHl
WORK AT ST.' LOUIS.
Division of Church. Territory- Into
Districts Harlan Amendment
Wlthdxavra Reports, Read.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. May 25. The Presby
terian General Assembly, which has been
holding Its 112th annual meeting at the
Compton-Avenue Presbyterian Church
during the past 10 days, adjourned sine
die at noon, to meet next year m Phil
adelphia. The session just concluded ha3
been, one of the moat Important ever held
by the assembly.
The report of the committee appoint
ed to divide the church territory Into dis
tricts, under the provisions of the Peoria
overture, reported the following, with the
number of commissioners to which each Is
1 New York . .... 36
3 New York 30
3 New York, . 34
4 "New -Jersey, Chile, Eastern Persia. ' 24
o $;ew Jersey. North Laos and Slam 24
6 Baltimore, Atlantic and Catawba.. ..
7 Pennsylvania 32
S Pennsylvania 26
9 Pennsylvania 3s
THE PROPHETIC CARTOON OF PUNCH.
THE ELEVENTH HOUR.
COLONEL BADEN-POWELL (to Mafeking) "AH rightf Chcerupl 'Bobs Is a man
Of 'his WOfdl" From the London Punch, May 9, 1S00.
12 Michigan and Northern China 32
IS Indiana and India 32.
14 Wisconsin; and Minnesota 32
16 Iowa ,
17 Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. 32
IS North'Dakota. South Dakota, Ida-
ho : 34
l-Kansas, Colorado and Utah S6
20 Indian Territory, Texas and New
Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, City of Mex
ico and Zacatecas
21 Washington. Oregon and Montana 24
22 Calif ornla. Central and South China 34
The opening of the session this morn
ing was enlivened by a discussion of the
amendment to the Peoria overture which
was offered by Rev. Richard D Harlan.
of Rochester, N. Y.. Just prior to adjourn-'
ment yesterday afternoon., It resulted In
the withdrawal of the amendment.
Reports were made by the various com
mittees on synodlcal records, the greater
part of them being approved.
Followihg the formal farewell resolu
tions and addresser, the moderator de
clared the assembly dissolved.
QUESTION OF SECRET SOCIETIES.
Dlucnssed hy the United Prebyter
Ian General Assembly. , ?
CHICAGO, May 26. The question of
admission of members of secret societies
to membership in the United Presbyter
ian Church precipitated the warmest dis
cussion, which has marked the present
assembly. The question came ud In the
report of tjje.pommlttee 40 which was re-
ierrea at the last assembly the revision
of the 15th article pf testimony, -which
relates to secret societies. While the re
port recommended that the article which
declares the opposition of the church to
secret societies, should stand, it recom
mend? that an overture should be made
;m?! yter i e Ch?rch asklnff
their opinion a3 to whether the covenant
of membership should be .so chanced a3
to allow members of secret societies to
become church members If they should
consent to receive from their pastors In
structions as to the attitude of the church
toward their societies. This proposal
causedheated discussion for and against
It. The discussion was ended for the time
by Dr. John McNaughton. president of
the Allegheny Theological Seminary, who
moved that the report should be referred
to a special committee of three, who
should revlre it and prepare a suitable
preamble and report back to the assembly
before its adjournment. Tho motion was
AMUSEMENT QUESTION DECIDED.
After a Bitter Debate, General Con
ference Voted to Make No Change.
CHICAGO, May 26. By a close vote, and
after a debate which exceeded in bitter
ness and feeling displayed anything yet
heard during the session, the Methodist
General Conference practically decided to
day to make no change In the attitude of
the church In regard to card-playing, danc
ing, theater-going and other forms of
amusement, which, since 1S72, have been
under the ban of the church. Preceding
the vote to accept the minority report,
which recommends that no action ba
taken, the conference at tlme3 was In a
State of wild disorder, due mainly to at
tempts to amend the section of the book
of discipline under discussion, and some
exceedingly sharp language was indulged
In by the angry delegates before the vote
A long list of standing committees of
the church, and a committee to select
delegates to attend the Ecumenical Con-
tgress in London in 1S0L were agreed upon
by the conference.
Son of Edvrin Arnold in Disgrace.
SAN FRANCISCO, May M. The Exam
iner says that Julian T. Biddulph Arnold,
member of the firm of Kreighley, Arnold
& Kreighley, who Is under arrest here for
embezzlement, is the second son of Sir
Edward Arnold, the famous poet. Young
Arnold Is also an author, having written
a book entitled "Palms and Temples,"
descriptive of a trip up the Nile. The ex
tradition papers in his case have been
signed, and the prisoner will soon be on
his way back to Engjand. He says he is
anxious tQ return "and have tbe whole
thing over with.
May Prevent Early Adjournment.
NEW YORK. May 25. A special to the
Tribune from Washington says:
The prospect that Congress will be ready-
to adjourn on June 6 does not appear so.
I favorable as 24 hours ago, in the opinion
of Senator Allison, chairman of the coss-
mfttfee on appopriatont, The Army
jNavjpostoffice and ptetrlctof Columbia
apiirupriuuun dims im: auu in conierecce,
aad the: sundry civil. MUftarv Academy and
.gfcaeral deficiency . bills ave 'no ,heen
passeo. Dy yie senate, xnere is an impres
sIob among- some, of the leaders Irr the
House lhat the conference, report on the.
District of Columbia hill la being purpose
ly held back in order to force the House
to arrest an amendment, to which it Is
opposed by a large majority, ancT they
declare that this purpose shall be defeated
even It the consequence is a prolongation
of the session. . .
Thaenendment in question provides that
$100,000 be appropriated for thopurchase of
10 acres of land as a site for" a municipal
AMERICANS IN LONDON.
Some, Facta. About the Invasion el
LONDON, May. 26. Following the lnea
of Lady Warwick, the Dally Mall is ex
posing for the benefit of the public, the
horrors of the Invasion of. American mil
lionaires. These invaders, the Mall de
clares, "are so enormously, riqh that thvjy
are indifferent to the fancy prices asked
for great estates." Andrew Carnegie, the
Mail further remarks, "is among the best
of them." W. W. Astor, the readers of
the Mail learns, came to England to avoid
publicity, and that Is his one personal
aim. though he has a passion for building
and a love of solitude.
The histories of these gentlemen and
the Bradley Martins, James R. Keene,
Joseph Pulitzer, Marshall Field, Lord
Strathcona and Mount Royal, and a few
South. African millionaires, are carefully
detailed, with estimates about their for
tunes, but the writer makes several curi
ous mistakes, among them being the state
ment that Marshall Field, who is dubbed
the "Llpton of Chicago," and a "relent
less monopolist." is well known in hunt
ing circles in Warwickshire, whereas Mr.
Field does not hunt at all, the Mall writer
mistaking the son for the father. In a
small paragraph at the end of tbe article
the following notice Js given those- appar
ently non-mllllonalresj . '
: "There are political bosses and patrons
of sport, such as Richard Croker; sober
American bankers,, like Mr. Drexel, of
yachting and motoring fame, and social
,fame. such as Mrs. Ronalds and Mrs.
NEW CRUISER ALBANY.
Will Re Placed dn Commission About
" May 30.
WASHINGTON; May 2L The Navy De-
I partment has made theu. f ormal announce-
flttlng-out at Newcastle-on-Tyne, ;which 1s
to serve as a nucleus of the re-established
European squadron, "will be put in com
mission "about May 30, under Captain
Craig, late hydxogratfher of the Navy, and
will cruise in the Mediterranean fortha
The training-ship Lawrence arrived at
The steamer Seward was given a trial
I a"- Seattle yesterday, and is reported to
, me , ,M4MP, rmiTo,.,,
She was thereupon accepted by tho
Quartermaster-GeneraL in. charge of the
Army transport service, and will be sent
to Alaska for use as" a dispatch-boat by
General Randall, commanding the military
department of Alaska.
Court-Martial of McGofvas.
WASHINGTON, May 26. In accordance
with the recommendation of the- Court of.
I tST m ih aLf
appointed a courtrjnartlal to try Captain
John McGowan on charges connected with
the-klWng of a Filipino. The detail for
tho court Is: Rear-Admiral Casey, presi
dent; Rear-Admlral Hlgglnsop, Rear-Admiral
Barker, Captain Read, Captain
Wilde, Captain Cook, Captain Lamberton,
Captain Theodore Jewell and Captain D
Vis. This court Is made up of an unusual
,number of officers high In rank, because
of the rank of the accused. The Secre
tary's order requires the court ta as
secjhle at tho navy-yard Tuesday morn
ST. LOUIS STRIKE SITUATION
Police Gp to the Primaries and the
Street-Cars Are Withdraw?.
ST. IX)UIS, May 26, The St. Louis
Transit Company stopped running cars
after 10 o'clock today, the-p'ollce having-
been assigned for duty at the Democratic
I One fatality has resulted from the fusll-
t lade of shots fired-In the jiot yesterday
afternoon, when three men were wounded.
Harry Potts, a striking mbtormap, is
the victim. This is the alxth fatality since
the strike began.
Executive officers of the labor unions of
St. Louis have resolved, to call on all
National and international unions in the
country to send representatives here to
assist in carrying on th struggle. It was
also decided to ask officers of the Ameri
can -Federation of Labor to send out an
appeal to all union workers in America
fo? financial aid.
To Replant Forest Reserves.
WASHINGTON, May 2S. Commissioner
Hermann, of the General Land Office, has
Issued an order Instructing Superinten
dents of Forest Reservrs throughout the
West to plant suitable cap'Jngs and trees
where portions of the forests have ben
destroyed by fire. He Is also making ar
rangements for the establishment of a
telephone system, whjch is to connect
all the forest stations ip certain districts
so that in the future iq case of a fire, help
may bo summoned immediately.
J8E-, PLAGUE .SITUATION
SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A CHINESW
IN SAN FRANCISCO,
at; - '
His CoHBtryneB Asaert It ws
Caused fcy PxeHmesaiaIajHaetlea
Salt Not Xet Decided..
SAN FRANCISCO. May 26, Contrary to
general expectation. United Slates Circuit
Judge Morrow, did not render a decision
toaay in tne ouoonic plague mjuncuom
suit. When court convened. Assistant!
United States Attorney Weller filed &
number of additional documents on behalf
of the health officials: The tifcctelon of
Judge Morrow will probably be rendered
At the headquarters of the Chinese. Six.
Companies. Secretary Wong said the Chi
nese merchants will not resume business
until they are assured of protection trow.
the health authorities. An attempt wa
made today to bring ther matter in the
courts on hahea3 corpus proceedings. Tho
Chinese 'tried to have one of their number
arrested for attempting ta leave tha city
in defiance of the Inoculation order, bus
they found the health officials would af
ford Tao opportunity for "such a proceed-1
The-Sir Companies maintain a dtapea
sary, where their slok countrymen: ar
taken for examination. It is stated that
at this dispensary were examined all th
Chinese who were subsequently pro
nounced bubonic plague victims by thW
City Board of Health physicians, yet notf
one of them was declared a plague pa
tient by the dispensary doctors. Oni
Chinese died under treatment for pneu
monia, and 44 hours after his demlae
when decomposition of the remains had'
considerably advanced, the Board o-t
Health doctors inspected the body and de
clared that bubonic plague was the cauae
"It was not even berl heri. with whlcbj
I am familiar," said Dr. Fitch, one of
the Six Companies' doctors. "There havw
been numerous berl berl cases here, but
the disease is caused hy innutrition, ancs
Is not contagious. People who die of bu
bonic plague havo their muscles con-j
tracted and the limbs are distorted, an
the man who died of pneumonia had. nonarf
of these symptoms."
The Board of Health Is continuing thJ
house-to-house inspection in Chlnatowa
with a small force of Inspectors. A meet
ing of the State Board of Health has: been
called for Sunday night. It is expected?
that Dr. Blunt, state officer of Texas, will
be present to discuss tbe advisability or
removing the quarantine against thto cirjT
now existing-in Texas.
Dr. A. P. O'Brien, of the local Board of j
Healthy tonight said, in reference to ther
telegram, sent by Surgeon Kenyoun tc Surgeon-General
Wyman that a case was re
ported today which was probably plagues
"t7e reported the case to Surgeon Ken
youn as suspicious but on further exam
ination it was found that death did not
result from plague. The lateness of the
hour when the examination was con
cluded precluded Surgeon Kenyoun from
notifying the Washington officials of our
final determination of the case."
Dr. O'Brien said there was no founda
tion lor the reports that differences had
arisen between the local Board. of Health
and Surgeon Kenyoun. He said: "We are
working-in perfect harmony for the benefit
of the city."
Dr. Kenyonn's Report.
WASBZNGTON, May 26. Surgeon-General
Wyman, of the Marine Hospital Serv
ice, has received the following dispatch
from Burgeon Kenyoun, at San Francisco:
"San Francisco, May 25. Application for
a restraining order argued today "before
Judge Morrow. The matter was taken
under advisement. I believe the nubllcity
of the situation now reaching the people
through the courts will do good. Train
and vessel inspection service -workine
smoothly. The Board of Health la making
a huose-to-houae Inspection, with a. few
inspectors. A case reported dead today.
Chinese diagnosed it as berl berL There
Is a probability that it is plague, as the
.same diagnosis was made in the hist
Will Jfotr Appoint- Leitchme
WASHINGTON, May 26. It is Tinder
stood the President has declined to" ap
point as a member of the Industrial Com
mission to succeed M. D. Batchford. re
signed, Charles Leitchmann. of Massa
chusetts, formerly general secretary oi
the Knights of Labor.
President Wil! TIeir the Eclipse.
.WASHINGTON, May 28. The President
and party left Washington this afternoon
on the Joiphia for a trip down the Po--tom'ac
end to view the eclipse -Monday
The party will, return to Washington next
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