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VOL. 22. NO. 4.
A MILITARY POST
THE HOUSE PASSES THE APPRO
PRIATION FOR THE PURPOSE.
IT WILL BE BUILT AT MANILA
Sorre of ti-.e Old Partisan Fire Inject
ed Into the Proceedings Partisan
Applause Comes from Both Sides of
WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 23.
Some of the old partisan fire was in
jected into the proceedings of the
house today, when the item in the ur
gent deficiency bill appropriating
$ilX.ooO for a military post at Manila,
which the democrats have been using
as a t?t for speeches in opiosition
to the Philippine policy of the admin
istration for the last three days was
Mr. Cannon, in charge of the bill,
confessed that the appropriation was
subject to a point of order and it
went out. In lieu thereof he offered
an amendment - to appropriate the
same sum for "shelter and protection"
of the officers and the enlisted men
of the army on duty in the Philip
pines. This the chair held to be in
order and it at once became the sub
ject of a very spirited debate, in
which Mr. Richardson, the minority
leader. Mr. Williams of Mississippi
and Mr. DeArmond of Missouri were
pitted against the chairman of the
Partisan applause came from each
side to cheer the respective champions
and there seemed to be a solid line
up on each side of the ioHtical affair.
But when the vote came. Mr. Cum
mings. a New York democrat, voted
with the republicans, turning angrily
on his political brethren as he did so
and with clenched fist in their faces,
crying cut that he hoped he might
be paralyzed when he refused to
vote to protect an American soldier.
The' vote on the adoption of the
amendment stood: Yeas. 127; nays.
100. Before the general debate closed
Ir. Watson paid a beautiful tribute
to the late President McKinley.
MUCH FOR THE CANAL.
Success of Liberals Means Good
Treatment of the Enterprise.
NEW YORK. Jan. 22. General Mo
desto Carces. second in command of
the Colombian insurgent forces, said
Uiday with reference to the attitude
of his paity on the canal question:
"The libera! party in Colombia is
ansiou3 that the United States shall
own. manage and control the Panama
canal, and if in power will enact a
new constitution granting the United
States land requisite for the canal in
perpetuity. It shall concede better
terms than exist as to annual pay
ments due the Colombian government
on account of its "previous contract
with the French canal company. If
successful in establishing a govern
ment the liberal party willbe tn po
sition to treat officially with the Uni
ted States regarding all canal mat
ters. The situation in Colombia." he
continued." is this": The liberal armies
located at different points throughout
the interior of Colombia number
more than 20.O00 men under efficient
generals. AH are volunteers, serv
ing without pay, and have met with
most encouraging success in capturing
strategic points. When these armies
are increased in strength by the re
ceipt of arms and ammunition al
ready shipped to them we believe the
Colombian government will be forced
to capitulate or amend its constitu
tion to conform with the clear-cut
modern ideas which the liberal party
is fighting for, and particularly relat
ing to' the Panama canal."
New Member Appointed.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.,' Jan. 23. At a
meeting of the Federated World's
Fair- commission. Mrs. Mary Phelps
nppoiated a member of the lady
appointed a member of the board of
lady managers. Mrs. Montgomery is
a "daughter of John S. H. Phelps, who
was member of congress from Mis
souri and governor of this state about
1S7C. She . received the appointment
on motion of Commissioner McBride.
Mabel Scofield a . Suicide.
- DES MOINiSS, Jan. 23. At the con
clusion of the taking of testimony for
the state in the trial of Charles
Thomas, accused of the "murder of
Mabel Schofield more than two years
ago, Justice Duncan dismissed thet
case "on the ' ground that . it had not
been shown that there was any mur
der committed. The court held that
it was a case of suicide.
Schwab Meets Emperor.
" VIENNA. Jan. 23. The mayor of
Vienna presented Charles M. Schwab,
president of the United States Steel
corporation, to Emperor Francis Jo
seph at the citizens ball tonight. The
emperor and Mr. Schwab conversed
at some length 4 on commercial mas
ters. The emperor' expressed his re
gret at the early departure of Mr.
. Schwab from Vienna, as it would pre
vent his majesty from receiving him.
again. ' ' " . -
DISCUSS THE IRRIGATION BILL
Senators and Representatives licet 1b
WASHINGTON,4 D.' C. Jan. 22.
A meeting of the senators and repre
sentatives from the arid and semi
arid states was held tonight to con
sider the irrigation bill drafted by a
subcommittee on irrigation. It was
agreed unanimously to present the
bill to congress for its action. Mr.
Newlands being sponsor in the house
and Mr. Hansbrough in the senate.
It provides that all moneys received
from the sale and disposal of arid
lands in Arizona. California, Colo
rado, Kansas. Montana. Nevada. New
Mexico, North , Dakota, Oklahoma,
Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wyom
ing and Washington, including the
surplus fees and commissions in ex
cess of allowance and fees to regis
trars and receivers, and excepting
the 5 per cent of the proceeds of the
sales of public lands set aside for
educational purposes shall be set
aside and applied as a special arid
land, reclamation fund.
The secretary of the interior is ex
pected to make the necessary exami
nations and surveys, etc.. and to lo
cate and construct these irrigation
works, reporting to congress at the
beginning of each "session the results
of examinations and surveys with es
timates of the cast of contemplated
works. The bill empowers the secre
tary of the interior to withdraw from
public entry the lands required for
any Irrigation works and to restore
them when in his judgment they are
net required for irrigation purio3es.
The bill authorizes the secretary
of the interior to get contracts for
the work acd to limit the area per en
try to that reasonably required for
the puriHjse of a family and to Sx
the charges therefor as well as the
charges to private ownership, benefit
ed by government irrigation plants.
WOULD CENTER IN OMAHA
Seventh Circuit of Judicial Court I'ndrr
. RedUtriettn: Plan.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 District
Attorney Summers had an interview
with Senator Teller in regard to his
bill for the redisricting of the ju-.
dicial districts of the United States.
Mr. Summers, on behalf of the bar
of Nebraska, asked that South Da
kota be included in the Seventh cir
cuit, which would place Iowa, South
Dakota. Nebraska, Kansas and MJs
sowri in that circuit and make Omaha
the principal seat in which to hold
court. The eighth circuit would then
be composed of Wyoming, Colorado,
Idaho. Utah and Montana, fixing the
principal court at Denver. Under the
present arrangements of Senator Tel
ler's bill the principal courts in the
Seventh and Eighth circuits would.be
held at Kansas City and Denver, but
with the addition of South Dakota
to the Seventh circuit. Iowa, Ne
braska and South Dakota would con
trol and the principal court would be
held at Omaha.
LEASES Of INDIAN LANDS
Subject U Presented to Senate by Secre
tary of the Interior.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22. In com
pliance with a resolution of the sen
ate recently adopted, the secretary of
the interior sent to the senate a state
ment gtving the status of leases of
Indian lands. He said that bis de
partment had In contemplation a
lease covering 640 acres on the Uin
tah reservation in Utah, and the fol
lowing grazing leases: For 1,259,280
acres in the western portion cf the
Standing Rock agency, for 1,200,000
acres In the Cheyenne River reserva
tion, for the surplus grazing lands
in the Kaw, Osage, Otoe and Mis
souri reservations, and for 480,000
acres of the reserved lands in the
Kiowa, Comanche and Apache reser
vations. Falls From a Bride.
CRESTON. Ia., Jan. 22 Fred Hock
ett. who has beea wording for a
bridge gang on the Chicago, Burling
ton ft Quincy, fell from an overhead
bridge near this city, a , distance of
thirty feet, but sustained no severe
Will Invade aiexleo.
LAREDO, " Tex., Jan. 22. A Mon
terey special says that the American
Tobacco company is preparing to in
vade Mexico for the purpose cf se
curing control of the tobacco indus
try. Morton Asked to Vacate.
TOPEKA. Kan., Jan. 22. The ex
ecutive committee of the Kansas
Grand Army of the Republic ordered
Martin Norton, the department com
mander, to vacate bis office at once.
Money Has WSeen Forwarded.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 22. Not
withstanding the efforts made to keep
the matter secret, it was ascertained
that the money subscribed for She
ransom of Miss Ellen M. Stone and
Mme. Tsilka, her companion, has
been forwarded to the Americans
who have been negotiating with the
brigands for the release of the two
women. The whereabouts' of the ne
gotiators is withheld by the officials
here. - - . ; -
THE CONTEST NOW ON
Lode Preripitatis Vigorous Debate on
Philippine Tariff Bill.
RAWLINS CHAMPIONS MINORITY
I'acon of Ceor-la Sharply Criticises the
Secretary of War Merita of the Irri
gation Hill Other Matters at the S
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. For near
ly three hours today the senate had
under consideration the Philippine tar
iff bill. The measure was made the
unfinished business and probably will
hold that position of preference until
it shall have been voted on finally.
The debate was opened by Mr.
Lodge of Massachusetts, chairman of
the committee on . Philippines. He
sketched, in a free-hand way, the rea
sons which had actuated the majority
in presenting the measure and urged
strongly its enactment into law at an
early date. He explained with some
minuteness the necessity for the leg
islation embodied in the bill, and con
cluded with an appeal to the senate
and to congress to deal with the ques
tions relating to the Philippines as
they might arise and to keep clear
of vague words and vaguer promises,
which were likely to be misinterpreted
and to raise false hopes in the minds
of the Filipinos. In an impassioned
peroration he besought congress not
to give mortgages on an unknown fu
ture. Mr. Rawlins of Utah delivered a vig
orous speech in support of the minor
ity substitute, in which independence
was promised to the Filipinos as soon
as a stable government could be es
tablished in the Philippines. His dis
cussion of the general Philippine ques
tion covered much of the ground that
has been gone over during the past,
two years. Throughout he was ac
corded careful attention. -
As a conclusion of the debate for
the day Mr. Bacon of Georgia sharply
cricicised the secretary of war for an
alleged violation of the law in issu
ing an order permitting vessels fly
ing a foreign flat; to participate in the
commerce between the United States
andti:e Philippines. "
Opinion is divided among the Ne
braska delegation over the merits of
the irrigation bill introduced today by
Sccator Hansbrough and Representa
Congressman Stark insists that as
Nebraska is a riparian state 'the de
cision in the case of Crawford, now
pending in the supreme court.- will
largely influence the effectiveness of
the bill. Rurkett and Mercer will sup
port the bill, as well as the whole
Nebraska delegation, for that matter,
when it comes to a final vote, but
some of the members will endeavor to
secure amendments that will benefit
their particular sections.
Congressman Shallenberger is re
ceiving a number of protests from
merchants in his districts asking him
to vote against the parcels post bill
on the ground that the catalogue
houses of Chicago and St. Louis would
more seriously than ever interfere
with their local trade.
COMBINE ALL CREAMERIES
Ktw Jersey Corporation With Capital of
918.000.000 to Control.
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 22. A special
to the Journal from Topeka. Kan.,
says: It was learned here last, night
that Charles II. Paulson and John H.
Parks of the Continental Creamery
company, known as the Kansas
Creamery trust, has organized a cor
poration to take in all of the large
creameries of the country. The new
corporation is to be known as the Na
tional Creamery company and will
have a capital of $18,000,000. It will
be chartered in New Jersey. Head
quarters will be established in New
York, with a branch in Chicago. Pat
tison will be vice president and man
ager of the concern and will" live in
New York. Parks will be manager of
the western business, with headquar
ters at Chicago. The Continental
Creamery company owns about 400
creameries, including skimming sta
tions in Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado
President Hijrn the Check.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22. The presi
dent today signed a government check
for $376,000, which represented the
money captured by the marines of the
United States navy at Tien Tsin dur
ing the Boxer troubles in China. The
money belonged to the Chinese gov
ernment and has since been on de
posit in the treasury. t The check will
be given to. Minister Wu for transmis
sion to the Chinese government.
Harvey Lotus is Indicted.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 22. The
Knox county circuit court grand jury
returned three indictments against
Harvey Logan, the alleged Montana
train robber In jail here. The In
dictments charge shooting Policemen
Dinwiddle and Saylor w.lth Intent to
kill, on the night of December 13,
and with felonious assault on Luther
Brady. ' This alleged assault led to
shooting of the policemen and Logan's
subsequent af rest. ,
f IfillT ON DEFICIENCY BILL
Opposition Objects to Post and Stat
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. The time
of the house of representatives wa3
occupied yesterday in dtbate on the
urgent deficiency bill. An item In the
bill carrying $500,000 for a military
post at Manila precipitated a long de
bate, in which some of the ablest de
baters on both sides of the house took
part- A semi-humorous speech by
Mr. Clark of Missouri eiicited a reply
by Mr. Clark of Illinois, which in
turn drew the fire of Mr. De Armond
Others who participated were Mr.
Richardson of Tennessee, Mr.. Grosve
nor of Ohio, Mr. Alexander of New
York. Mr. Grow of Pennsylvania, Mr.
Williams of Illinois and Mr. Under
wood of Alabama.
Mr. Cannon, In charge of the urgent
deficiency bill, explained that the
measure provides for the government
service for the current fiscal year
where existing appropriations were
not sufficient. Tho bill carried 5IG,
704,230. CANADA WANTS RECIPROCITY.
Dominion Sends Out Missionaries for This
Cause In the Cnited fette.
CHICAGO, Jan. 21. "The free and
unrestricted interchange of natural
products between tha Unitad State3
and Canada would rapidly develop a
commerce in this country whose stim
ulating, impulse would reach every
branch of business. Trade would
flow In its natural channels, instead
of being diverted by repressive tar
iffs, and great commercial benefits re
sult to all but an insignificant num
ber." This was the conclusion expressed
today by John Charlton, member of
the Canadian Parliament, during a
discussion of the present tariff laws
between this country ar.d Canada.
Mr. Charlton advocates reciprocity as
a measure that would be of great
benefit for both the United States
and Canada. He is here now doing
"missionary work," as he says. In fa
vor of his doctrine. '
KILL GENERAL ALBAN
Insurgents Slay Colombia's Leader at
Uattle of Fanama.
COLON. Colombia, Jan. 21. (Via
Galveston.) A' naval battle, which
began at 6 o'clock In the morning, in
the harbor of Panama, resulted la
the killing of General Alban, gov
ernor of Panama.
The revolutionary fleet consists of
tho steamers Padilla, Darien and
Gaitan. They are trying to force a
landing off Saoana.
The government ships are the Chil
ean line steamer Lautaro, the Pacific
Steam Navigation company's steamer
Chlcuito and the Panama Canal com
pany's steamer Boyaca. The first
named Bteamer was seized by General
Alban and the other two have been
chartered by the Colombian govern
ment. York Wants New Postofflee.
YORK, Neb., Jan. 21. Congress
man Stark has Introduced a bill ask
ing for an appropriation for a gov
ernment postoffice building. It is the
second largest city in the Fourth con
gressional district, and, according to
the last census, made the largest
growth of any city in Nebraska, ex
cepting South Omaha. The citizens
of York hope Congressman Stark will
get his bill through.
Demands the Requisition,
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 21. Governor
Stanley refused to honor a requisition
from Illinois for James Coffee, wanted
In Chicago on a charge of conspiracy
to defraud in a land deal. Coffee ob
tained a quit claim deed to certain
land near Philllpsburg, Kan., from
one Lulu McCoy of Chicago and sold
the land to E. C. D. Wing of Hamburg,
Ia. It turned out that another Lulu
McCoy owned the land.
Serious Combat Is Reported.
W1LLEMSTAD, Island of Curaco.
Jan. 20. (Via Haytien Cable.) The
Venezuela Insurgents who have con
centrated on tho peninsula of Para-'
gua (on the east side of the Gulf of
Maracitibo) inaugurated a movement
against the government. The in
surgents in the vicinity of Uehiro have
also begun operations against Presl
dent Castro. "
Priest and Converts Murdered,
PEKIN, Jan. 21. A French priest
named Julien .and two Chinese con
verts have been murdered at a vil
lage in tte north of Kwang-Si prov
ince. Chluse officials assert that the
murders were committed by robbers.
To Protect Their Interests.
. BRUSSELS, Jan. 21. The Interna
natlonal sugar conference reassembled
today. The correspondent of the As
sociated Press has good authority, for
saying the British, delegates definitely
announce Great Erltain'a intention to
Impose a countervailing duty on sugar
unless the 'bounties are withdrawn.
The 'conference adjourned until Wed
nesday in order to allow the dele
gates to eomrnunlcato wlt;i their re
spective governments.' ' ;
Iiotlje "Will Open Delate on Philippiia
Measure in the Senate.
NELSON'S MEASURE IS ARRAIGNED
Various Attempts Are Made to Deform
the Measure by Unfriendly Members
and Defeat Its Ultimate Object Pen
sion to Mrs. McKloley.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. Debate on
the Philippine tariff bill will begin
In the senate today. On behalf of
the majority of the committee on the
Philippines, Chairman Lodge yester
day reported the measure and gave no
tice that he would call it up at 2
o'clock today. Mr. Rawlins of Utah,
acting for the minority of the com
mittee, offered a substitute for the
bill of the majority and announced
that he would submit some remarks
on it at the conclusion of Mr. Lodge's
statement in support of the majority
In presenting the bill to the senate
Senator Lodge, chairman of the com
mittee, also presented a written . re
port showing the effect of the different
amendments made by the committee.
The report says the reduction of tho
export duties will give to the produc
ers in the Philippines a very substan
The resolution of 25 per cent add
ed to the reduction of the export du
ties makes a net reduction on sugar,
the principal article of export, of
about 35 per cent. Tho report con
tinues: 'In view of the demand for money
'or public purposes In the Philippines
and the experimental character of our
tariff reduction with those islands, a
2D per cent reduction in our tariff
rates is as much as it is prudent to
make at this time in a law which i3
of necessity temporary to meet a
"In section 3, lino 8, your commit
tee proposes to insert after the word
vessels' the word 'foreign,' because
without this amendment American
vessels coming from the Philippines
will be obliged to pay the tonnage du
tle imposed upon the foreign ves
sels In the ports of the United
During the greater part of today's
session the measure providing for the
establishment of a Department of
Commerce was under consideration.
An effort was made by Mr. Nelson of
Minnesota to secure a vote, but the
opposition to many of its provisions
became so strong that the effort had
to be abandoned.
Mr. Cullom of Illinois introduced a
bill "to prevent the transportation of
deleterious foods and drinks and to
provide for the appointment of a
dairy and food commissioner."
Mr. Frye of Maine reported the
ship subsidy agreed upon by the com
mittee on commerce. Mr. Vest of
Missouri gave notice of dissent of
the present democratic members of
the committee and also of an inten
tion to file a minority report. Mr. Nel
son ttyen called up the bill creating a
Department of Commerce and answer
ed various criticisms that have been
made of the measure.
The senate committee on pensions
today ordered a favorable report upon
Senator Hanna's bill to grant a pen
sion of $5,000 a year to Mrs. Ida S.
COMES TO TALK INTERVENTION
Former Member of British Parliament to
Plead Doer Cause.
NEW YORK, Jan. 21. Dr. G. B.
Clark, ex-member of Parliament for
Caithness, and formerly consul gen
eral of the Orange Free State in Lon
don, will arrive in New York on the
steamer Iverna on some mysterious
mission, cables the World's London
respondent. Hi3 exertions in the
Boer cause have evoked bitter animos
ity among the "jingoes," and it 13
now alleged that ho has gone to Wash
ington to Influence President Roose
velt toward intervention. This object
was attributed to him in an interview
by a correspondent of the Paris Ma
tin, but Dr. Clark denied having said
so. Whereupon the correspondent.
In a letter to the Times, repeated
Want, to Know About Tariff.
.WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 21.
Senator Culbertson of Texas intro
duced a resolution directing the sec
retary of war to transmit to the sen
ate copies of all suggestions, criticisms
and correspondence between the war
department and any official and the
Philippine commission relating to the
custom tariff of the Philippine islands.
Snow Beaeflta tho Wht
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 21. A damp,
heavy snow began falling In this sec
tion at an early hour toda3 end at
noon several inches had fallen, with
good prospects of its continuing for
some time. The snow Is pretty gen
eral throughout the state and will be
of great benefit to the winter wheat,
which was suffering ' for moisture.
It will also be the means of furnish
ing stock water for farmers, wbo fa
many localities," haul the water. ?
MANY EILIPIN0S SURRENDER
Nearly Four Enndred Rebels Submit to
MANILLA. Jan. 20. A report has
been received here that a dugout
canoe in which eleven men of Com
pany I of the Second infantry, were
traveling, is missing and is probably
lost. It is believed the men either
perished or were captured.
General Wade has cabled from
Cebu that 365 insurgents surrendered
on the island of Bohol last Friday.
The authorities here state that this
statement is astounding if accurate.
as the secret service had failed to
learn of the existence of any such
body of Insurgents on Bohol.
An important capture was made In
Laguna province, when eight men of
the Eighth Infantry capeured a wo
man insurgent named Aguedah . Dah
badun. She recently commanded an
Insurgent force of 800 men, 300 of
whom carried rifles, while the bal
ance were armed with bolos. For
six years past she has been leading
insurgent bands against the Spaniards
and the Americans.
ROOSEVELT LIKES THE IDEA
And Will Do All 11 n Can to Aid 6t- Loo is
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 20.
Edgar G. Hale of Chicago and Joseph
Brucker of Berlin, the latter the com
missioner of the St. Louis exposition
to Germany, were presented to Presi
dent Roosevelt Saturday by Repre
sentative Boutell of Illinois. They
discussed the exposition with the
president, who told them the move
ment had his hearty approval.
The coming visit cf FYInce Henry to
this country was discussed and Mr.
Brucker informed the president that
the correspondence between Emperor
William and himself regarding the
launch of the imperor's yacht had cre
ated a most favorable Impression
among the German-Americans of this
country. The president replied that
It was his aim to cultivate the most
friendly relations between this coun
try and Germany. - t
Rct. Dr nines rad.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 20. Rev.
Dr. Ill K. Hines died 'here, aged 74.
Dr. I lines caiiie to Oregon fifty years
ago from Herkeimer county. New
York, and during that time was con
nected with the affairs of the Metho
dist Episcopal church of the north
west. As presiding elder of the 6tates
cf Oregon, Washington and Idaho he
became widely known throughout the
northwest. Dr. Hines was president
of the territorial council of Washing
ton and a member of the legislature
during the session of 1S64-1SG6. He
was delegate to the national repub
lican convention in Cincinnati In 1876.
Prlneo Korean Sued on Debt.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Prince
Eulwha, the second son of the king
of Korea, against whom a suit has
been filed by Wolf Bros. & Co. of New
York and Philadelphia, to recover $30.
000. claimed to be due on a promissory
not, through an interpreter, said no
defense would be put In. He said the
money had been borrcwed and spent.
The Interpreter said the king had
been Informed of the matter and no
doubt would pay the debt.
Howard Expects to Escape.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 20. Attor
neys In the Jim Howard murder case
say that tomorrow they will put on
the witness stand reliable persons who
will give all the details of the alleged
Goebel murder conspiracy. They said
that this testimony -voul show that
Howard had nothing to do with the
Eleven Prisoners Escape.
TACOMA. Wash.. Jan. 20. Eleven
prisoners, headed by Moriarty, the
counterfeiter, escaped from the federal
prison at McNeills by burrowing
through a cement floor Into the air
pipes. A large posso is now in pur
suit. Loses Valuable Mooey Belt.
KASSVILLE, Mo., Jan. 20. I. Sol?
omon, a Syrian living at Meckuk, Ia.,
was held up and robbed of a money
belt containing $8,300. Solomon had
sold out his business In Keokuk and
was looking for a location here.
Kitchener Hays Kill Him.
GRAAF-REINET, Cape Colony. Jan.
20. Lord Kitchener has confirmed the
death sentence passed upon the Boer
commandant, Scheepers, who was
captured last October. He will be ahot
Shoots Dead Wrong Man.
SHAWNEE. Okla., Jan. 20. B. B.
Hunt of Hun'tsville, Mo., was shot and
killed here by John Seville, who mis
nook him for an enemy. Hunt went
to Seville's home and demanded ad
mittance.. Seville had experienced
trouble Saturday with other persons
nd supposing that they had returned
t open the quarrel refused to admit
Hunt and shot through tthe closed
door. Hunt dropped dead on the
Pxecif itate3 Long Battle on the Fxlip
pine Tariff afoasuis.
DEMOCRATS PROMISE HARD EIGHT
It Is Believed a Month Will lie Cs jsained
In Debating the lllll What the lit use
Will Deliberate ua Darius tho I'rt.tnl
WASHINGTON. Jan. 20. The T "r
tpplne question will be precipitAtec ii
the senate today, when th ocim:
tee on the phllippinee, which ha.:. il
tho Philippine tariff bill uuder-
eration. expects to re port the m -ure.
The bill, .with its commit-
amendments, will be eent to the print
er, and Senator Lodge, chairman of
the commttee, will give notice of hit
intention to call It up on the foll-.
ing day and ask for its continued t
sideration until finally disposed o..
There is a general acquiescence of
republican senators In this program.
There are other important measures
to be presented at the proper time by
administration senators, but the pres
ent agreement id to pass the Philip
pine bill firEt, as being of the most
immediate importance. A long discus
sion of the bill is expected by the
republicans and promised by the dem
ocrats. The democratic leaders say
they do. not expect to be able to de
feat the bill and disclaim all Int jntlon
to delay a vote unnecessarily, but they
say, frankly, that they consider that
It arforda an opportunity for the pre
sentation of their view of the entire
Philippine question, which they can
not afford to let pa;i.
Senator Lodge will open the discus
sion with a brief speech on Tuesday,
In which he will discuss the merits of
the bill and also the necessity for
early action. He will be followed by
some member of the democratic repre
sentation on the committee, who will
outline the democratic position. II
Inturn will be followed by otht dem
ocratic senators. Many of tho sena
tors on the tjemocr't'c i!de are ex
pected to be heard before fi"al action
shall be secured. Inrfe"l. th r.iedi
tiCn la freeiy made lint a tote wjii
not be obtalneO within a month. Sen
ator Ledge's plan to hold the uieav
ure to the front, to the exilusion of
all other buslnet, when the bill Is
once made the unfinished business.
Tomorrow Senator Fryo probably
will report the ship subsidy bill, but
be will not attempt to secure -onsid-eration
for it for the present and prob
ably not until the Philippine bill shall
have been disposed of.
The report of the coirniittee on Inter-oceanic
canals is expected later In
the week, but may be delayed. Th
consideration of that question in t'e
senate also will wait on the Philip
The calendar ef the house of repre
sentatives is still rather meager in
Important bills, so that there does not
promise to be a heavy pressure of
business during the coming week.
Monday is the regular suspension day,
but there are few measures likely to
be passed by suspension of the rul.
The urgent deficiency appropriation
bill will occupy most of the time dur
ing the first few days of the week.
It carries a total of $1C.700,000. which
Is rather large for a deficiency meas
ure, and It Is expected that two days
will be occupied in Its consideration.
Pnblle Gatherings Bospeaded.
FARNAM, Neb.. Jan. 20. The fol
lowing notice was posted In conspic
uous places in the village: "On ac
count of diphtheria near town, it la re
quested that as a preventive meas
ure the churches, Sunday schools and
lodges do not meet for the n-xt two
weeks. By order of the village trus
tees." One or two new cases hav
developed in the pant three days, but
Trlest Ifaags Himself.
ST. LOUIS, 51a., Jan. 20. Freder
ick Krainhardt, a Catholic priest re
siding at Joaephvllle. Mo., committed
suicide today at the Alexander hos
pital by hanging hlmnelf with a bvl
sheet, lie had officiate'! at Joseph
ville for thirty years. He had been
taklne treatment at the Ihi.hd ttl fnr
ervous troubles cince April, 1'.)m).
Death of Josrpu Darke.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20. Joseph
Burke, the 'ollnist and actor, who
achieved prominence as the accompa
nist of Jenny Lind. di-d hero today
In his 8Cth year. Consressmaa Chas.
II. Burke of South Dakota is his
Captives la Unod Health.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 20. Reli
able news has been received here thit
Miss Ellen M. Stone, the captive mis
sionary, Mmi. Tsilka, br companion,
and the latter's baby are well. Nego
tiations, which it Is exr'td will re
sult in the early and rafe rfturn of
the captives, are In pro?re-f. John
G. A. Lelshara, the new American min
ister here, is di recti ns the cetptla
tlona. He declitej to eaj anytlu'a
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