The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, June 03, 1897, Image 1

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The Wealth Maimers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated.
NO. 3.
The Judge Ordered the Jury to Re
turn Verdict of "Not
Senate Committee no Right to In
quire as to Contributions
by Trusts.
Other to be Tried.
Washington, June 5. la the case of
John E. Searles, the sugar trust wlt
.um, Judffe Bradley ordered the jury
to bring in a verdict of acquittal thio
morning, holding: that the questions
a&kod the witness by the Sonata com
mittee were not pertinent, and, if so,
were not within the Jurisdiction of the
committee. '
The judge pointed out that Mr,
JSearlea had testified specltically that
no money had been contributed by the
Sugar trust to the national campaign,
or for the purpose of influencing leg.
islatlon or the election of United
States senators. Certainly, the Judge
said, a simple investigation as
to whether the Sugar trust
had contributed to a campaign
fund would be an unwarranted
search into the private affairs of the
company and plainly beyond the power
of the (senate. The Senate committee
had reported that no testimony had
been produced to show that the Sugar
trust had, made any contributions to
any nf" Vjal campaign fund for the
purpose of affecting legislation. If
nione had gone for the purpose
of electing members of state legis
latures, who in time would elect
a United States Senator, it was
beyond the power of the United
States Senate to go behind the elec
tion of legislative members. If this
were true as to etate matters how
iriuch more true was it of local elec
tions.: It, would , be the wildest con
jecture to assume that the money so
contributed in any way had gone to
make up the sugar schedule.
It appeared from the report of the
committee that they were not in the
possession of any facts upon which
they could base a most remote hope of
allowing an ultimate connection be
tween the Sugar trust's contributions
and the sugar schedule. Under these
circumstances it must be held that the
questions asked were not pertinent
and were not construed to be perti
nent "
Judge Bradley, therefore, sustained
the motion of the defense and ordered
the jury to return a verdict of ac
quittal. The jury accordingly ren
dered a verdict of not guiLty and Mr.
Searles was free. ,
The cases of E. J, Edward and John
S. Shriver, the newspaper correspond
ents, were postponed until next Mon
Congressman Sutherland Discusses Top
ics of General Interest.
Congressman Sutherland was in Lin
coln last Wednesday on his way to
Washington. lie will join Senator Allen
at Omaha and the two will travel to
gether from that city to the capital.
Mr. Sutherland was wn by a rpreent
ative ot this paper at the Linoolu hotel.
In conversation Mr. Sutherland con
demned the inaction ot the present con
gres. He said there had been hundreds
of very important measures Introduced,
many of which relate to the claims of
old soldier but none of which can be
taken up on account of the refusal of
Speaker Reed to appoint committees
and organise the House. In answer to
a query Mr. Sutherland said:
Will say In regard to the Cuban reeo
lution that U is uiy judgment bad up
on th npittion ot mmb-r privately ex.
pre- that ent-h a resolution, it sun
milted to a votn ol the Hou would
carry, two to oh,
It i frd, however, by tho who
feet irixlidtv to tub aud the struggling
patriot wikkiJ In a life and death
flht xn thai bloodstained latum!, that
the kr and hi New Inland ira-ade
are mam t thtiution.
Ti e r (turttim so fur it relate to
Cuba i t( a r r ihuructrr, Th
qui'wtioa 11I dividend ntUftt beoiMidr4
tit rotinwtio atth the tear ami prayer
of ii(itris'l oma and starving tlttl
tra. Tbectiataxttieon rue ul hub eom
Inillr tbe Jwi4rr I the eoatfoltlig
ii tt. brought la a pnil nlr it int. r
hu h a wfopfta ot f Vi i" kir
ilartiuj tut. r. luttm tuba tia vl ''
"As it rjatr wean'Mum euii.
.rtt)T a llt of ii-eUutto twlur the
lue m tb tin a troinl
as! as Ike eenl toot wit ( la raMbty
i(vHt the fwijatiua, tu ht
t M4 at hkUi4 can baut(t
tW Ike fiakr Unuf rtiat lb
tjloi 4 tAoanotl- iih )
rii'tf tu ts Matte, it meet id
te ewttt y k,m to a Htw s4 a the
titkt, kt rMi that bt suit ana
', .i. t f-ntal 41 a itoruiuit-
tees, the friends of liberty and humanity
are helpless."
Mr, Sutherland thinks the tariff bill
will pass before long and then there may
be some attempt at legislation in rela
tion to financial conditions. He said:
"I fear that when the country has been
finally saved by the passnge of a tariff
law satisfactory to toe administration
and the republican leaders in general,
that we will have financial legislation
that will not be In the interest f the
producers of wealth. Secretary Gage re
cently promised that legislation of that
charaeter would follow. the passage of
the proposed tariff law. 'Sound money'
and sound financial Jegislation and the
perpetuation of the gold standard."
The'ultimate effect of such legislation
Mr. Sutherland thought would be disas
trous. He said:
"It bas the sound of the sheriff's voice
as he sells the mortgaged farm of the
helpless husbandman. It rings with the
sobs of the tearful woman as she bends
over her work in the darkening hours of
the uijrht in a vain attempt to keep
the wolf from tbe door and to save her
starving children. The ham of the
voices of the workingmen, who have been
disappointed and turned away from fac
tory doors that refuse to open.
Mr. Sutherland expressed tbe hope
"that in the near future all who are yet
in favor of the principles of Jefferson and
Lincoln, may in one army meet those
who are laboring against tbe interests
of the people, and in a decisive battle at
the polls, win a glorious victory for and
by tbe people." In closing he added:
''Senator Allen is one of the grandest
men in the senate. He is an acknow
ledged leader in that body, and by
word and deed, bus fought magnifi
cently for our cause."
Expenses of Government forths Month
Increase $463,315.
, The monthly statement of the public
debt shows that the debt less cash In tbe
treasury, at the close of business on May
29, 1897, was fP0,08t,052, a decrease
for the month of 91,500,080, which is
principally accounted for by an increase
of over 2,000,000 in cash in the treas
ury. The debt, independent of the cash,
was Increased during the month by
The debt !k recapitulated as follows:
Interest-bearing bebt 847,)J65,030
Debt on which interest has ' -
censed slniio maturity.. 1,348,510
Debt bearing no interest
since maturity... 878,084,324
Total. 11,220, 797,804
This amount; however, does not in
clude $559,359,953 in certificates and
treasury notes, offset by an equal
amount of cash in the- treasury. The
casli in the treasury is classified as fol-
Oold'...;...............;.....;.....f 181,707,391
Silver.., 519,704,957
Paper 147,894,920
Bonds disbursing officers
balances, etc , 18,129,555
Total 1807,490,820
Against which there are demand linbi).
ities outstanding amounting to $037,
883,013,leaving a net cash balance in
the treasury of $230,118,812.
True Religion.
Editor Dundus of Auburn delivered a
short address on Sunday evening before
the Social Science club of this city and
the same neither savored of spiritualism
or theosophy. nor could it be classed as
strictly orthodox. His subject was "True
Heligion," but instead of contending for
some phase of the Christian religion and
classing all others as false, he took the
position that almost every religion on
the globe was a mixture of the true and
the false. His postulate was:
Mar. 'S duty to his fellow being is his
only duty to his God, and whatsoever
more is taught is born of priestcraft,
nurtured in superstition and surrounded
with pernicious results.
Mr. Dundas contended that there was
no religion extaut but that the adher
ents thereto would point to its writteu
or unwritten moral code as the essence
thereof, and say that the moral code
was not the redeeming feature, while al
most every retiuious sect seemed to
'have it in for" other sects and spent
tour times as much time, energy and
money in boUtTinnp the dogma pe
culiar to their sect and tearing down
those peculiar to other sects, a they ex
pended h teaching nms'e duty to his
fellow teing Mr. Dundas says thnnmh
his paper: "If 1 am uot rtirht, take
space la my columns to point out We
ill iit the error."
t.wuklHg forTlmlMr
The popalt! of the northern part of
l.uucatrrounty arebruiuuiug to exam
ine the available timix r lor m candidate
for county cininitnMttiiier this fall, John
HtitniqttUt of Itm-k t'mk wi-t h
tiiHuy supporief among th old time
mkuhU, ll l a Uriurr, and ha Iwa
a i"'d'l ot the eittut a ud prwiiu l for
ainft.wn tears. That tie ha the court
dwaie ol l.ilnitidiite tMtMHtruUon
la thettttt that fee a rox.l euirrieor
lor Ore ytxtr, iiil tin txwa rriurt
o or tor vrara, He t d .! a
llinhti and t lt and fatwfaMv
all urt ot the (Manly. II
ta b tt a (Huitt eiurv t! oigttln
un u( the pttrttt
T fOMiluioe. eut tV MvKittlf to
k t'al-l it th. Kutrr etK -ie
ttir ex wtnt, iit ri mil the
luniy nilitM to IMf m eatifa
ll'. Thai l-l Witt tlitl'U p the
lliai.iHMi tkk'a lk are atio4 a.
aMi andiw tt hateart oa4 tlnw
ethtweiK and dHaklag reeapae
the Mw WtMi iietutra'r il
r4 1 i!ilod."i,.
Seems to be the Only Mission
of Speaker
Would Have Cuba free if She Will
Fay Spam Many
The Mew Library, IlulUUiiK.
Washington, D. C, May 81, 1897.
The extent to which tbe republican ma
jority will go to sustain Mr. Heed, and
suppress the pops, is disgusting uot
only to the republicans of tbe senate,
but reasonable people everywhere. A
populist makes a motion to correct tbe
record, which states that a certain bill
was referred to a committee not yet ap
pointed and which bos no existence. Tbe
record Is clearly wrong. , There Is no
possibility that it can be right. But be
cause the republican leaders do not de
sire to be corrected by a populist, they
annihilate the motion to correct it, and
that motion will appear to the end of
time by the records of the congress of
the freest nation on earth, as having
gone to a committee that had not yet
been chosen.
A populist makes several contentions
for tbe principle that a quorum is neces
sary for a representative body to trans
act business. This does not suit the re
publican leaders, and they fix op to
evade it. When finally cornered and
confronted with tbe fuct that their
speaker was disregarding precedent, and
even reversing his own public utterances,
they themselves adjourn on the point of
"no quorum" after several times refus
ing to take the same action when tbe
question was raised by a populist.
Mr, Lewis, practically a populist, at a
recent meeting made a contention for
tbe consideration of a Cuban resolution
as a priviledged question in which be
had the support of parliamentary pro
cedure of other nations, the decisions of
speakers of United States congresses, a
motion of Mr, Dingley, of Maine, and
speeches from Heed himself sustaining
the position taken. In addition he had
a rule of the house as plain as language
could be written. Not a republican
spenknr could be found to answer or
controvert a single one of the points
made, yet on a cowardly motion to
table, enough puppets, claiming to be
long to the party of Lincoln were
counted to sustain this infamous in
justice; I have yet to talk with the first
republican who does not freely admit
that he la ashamed of such business,
even government employes expressing
themselves frnely concerning it, and 1
look for a change or an explosion,
Tbe Hanna plan is to have the presi
dent stand for a concession from Spain
that Cuba may go free-nominally free
if she will load upon tbe shoulders of her
children a certain amount of debt, and
class priviledge awarded to tbe sugar
trust. There is a feeling quite prevalent
that McKinley would take a more manly
course if be bad his own way about it,
but the ties are too strong and he is held
in line, and tbe galleries of both house
and senate continue to applaud when
ever a hit is made against Spanish
scoundrelisra or Reed Itules.
Both Senator Allen and Congressman
Sutherland are expected home in a tew
days, and congressman Stark will be re
lieved of a part of his extra responsibil
ity. Bell, of Colorado is really tbe leader
of the populists In the house, and on
questions of party policy none of our
members are more frequently consulted
than is Judge Stark, and noni is more
faithful in bis attendance upon and dis
charge of congressional duties. The real
secret of the passage of the exposition
appropriation is leaking out in spite of
the favoritism ot reporters and some
folks are finding it hard to explain
how Mercer is tu be credited with
the passage ot that meaiur when there
were more than forty populist and silver
democrat votes for tbe measure, and
Mercer and strode were only able to
secure eight republican votes beside their
The wonderful beauty of the new library
beildimr; its luxury and wasteful magnl
fierce, wring the involuntary tribute of
adniiratiou, "Oh, how beautiful" from
everyone, but we have yet to see the first
Vbraekatt who did not who thewmii
ment of Mr. Ilurr.'iatt't It pint wscked?"
tHiir they ront'ludinl (heir vUit. The
Idra of niplrte that coet a moderate
fortune, doe not fcarirt.mijn itheiht
rent enra, and the eutrM of Hamilton
and York rotisty farmer who muld not
pay th tr di bts,
As tiiat4 in the C tf tr ki Cp
man 4 f'ftsanet f ell.
IVr are d.ffervtt k'OcU ! jtmtice
J'-alt out from the jail if the t'tetrM t of
t'olgtuta whfie tlnfct Cksptuaa (!!
MihkI. ( ktpitiw k the ikb broker
bM kd by tbe eagr trat ad i a
t4 t the rkais wf euateuipt Mora
wmtle l the t'ltel Plate eeeate.
Mr. l awrmre Halt i wl kl4 i the
sme jt a a wituts ia a ( dii
4iat uimi rkr witk feel
t-l-u gt,t. tM'l hue foau l the too.)
taHebMl by the jit tittle ile Hat.
factory on account of its sameness and
his ill health and asked that his two
brothers might furnish him additional
food. His brothers brought for him a
couple of pouuds of round beef steak,
some fried potatoes, some sugared buns
aud two small pieces of apple pie. Tbey
presented it to the jailor for examina
tion and asked that they night deliver
it to their brother in jail. The jailor re
fused saying that it was against the
rules and regulations of ths jail, and
they were forced to take it home with
them airain. One of the brothers was
allowed 20 minutes to talk with tbe one In
jail when a guard approached and stated
that be had talked as long as permitted
under the rules of the jail. Another
brother of Ball's appeared in the after
noon to see his brother and inquire as
to his health but was denied the privi
lege of seeing him -under the rule that a
prisoner can havebnt one visitor a week.
Quite different is tbe treatment of
Broker Chapman who is confined In tbe
same jail under the same rules and regu
lations enforced by tbe same officers of
tbe law. 1 Chapman selects his meals
from the Arlington hotel bill which for
last Wednesday was as follows:
Little ttucM Clams on shell,
Chlckon, a In Cliovallnr. Couitomme Oolextlns.
Mwt i'leklci, I altar, Ollvoa, Uherklne.
Kllot ol Cbiekon, lUllbnr, White Wine Hauoe'
KroKi lu a la Creot.
Cucanilicn, Haled, 1'otatoea, Maltr it Hotel,
Uiilnim Kaati Id Casserole. '
Soft Crabs, Fried, Klirsro Sauce,
r'llet Mlirnuti. a In Trianon,
Cold I'laln Lobster, cold itoast ileef, Cold tlttef
Hlbs of Prime Beef, Nprlna; Lamb, Mint Haace,
Turkey stuffed and ronefed, Ulblet Hauce,
Lettuce K nl&1, Romnlut Salad, Haricot Vert
Naiad, Tomato Salad,
Boiled Potatoes. Raked Yams. Mashed Pot,
tues, Mew lloets, asparagus, I)utt r Hance,
Ureeo Pens, Mplnaub. Bice,
Mtrwed Tomatoes,
lilsqne i'ttddlno;, Hrandjr Bancs,
Kbttliarb i'le. Oralis Custard Pie. Itaisln
1'onnd. Cakes. Jelly Hulls. Cli ocolata
i.olalrs wlib Whipped Cream. Straw
. . t tierry Ice-Creatn,
Strawberries with Cream,
Apples. Oranwee. banana, Almonds, fil
berts, Aiiiurii'an, KiiKllsh sod Uoeque- ,
fort. Cheese,
' black Coffee,
No examination of tbe food selected
by Chapman is made by the jailors.
They allow him every privilege he asks.
Some of which are as follows:
No. 1 He is allowed to sleep later than
6:30 o'clock in the morning, the hour
prescribed by the regulations when all
prisoners shall be out of bed.
So, 2lte ts allowed to order bis own
meals, bave them cooked either in the
jail or outside.
ao, a He is allowed to eat his meals
in the warden's private dining room.
No 4 He ia allowed to spend any part
or all of his time in the corridor of tbe
jail. Other prisoners are permitted
there only ttfteen minutes each day,
JSo. 5 lie is allowed to receive visit.
ors whenever he choses, as many as be
chooses and to converse with them as
long as he chooses.
No. 6 He Is allowed, to take any one
he chooses to his cell.
No. 7 He is allowed to furnish bis cell
with furniture and household ornaments.
No. b He is allowed the nse of the
stationary bath tub thus avoiding the
common bath lor prisoners.
yo. U lie is allowed to send letters
and telegrams from the jail without a
censorship, rigidly enforced in tbe case
of all other prisoners.
No. 10 He is allowed the use of tbe
wurden's telephone.
No. 11 He is allowed free access to
the warden's office, tbe waiting room or
any other port of the jail. '
No. 12 lie is allowed the attendance
of a servant, a fellow prisoner, who acts
in tne capacity 01 general man servant
in and around his cell.
No 13 lie is allowed a lamp in his
cell by which be reads and writes at night
after 8..1U o'clock, when tbe lights in all
other clla must be put out.
No. 14 He is allowed to sit up at
night as long as be pleases.
No. 15 And mostconepicuons, he has
been allowed to walk the streets of Wash
ington during the past two days, oeten
sibty as a witness in tbe Havemeyer
case, but really as a royal prisoner
much in need of recreation and exercise.
Of course there would be compara
tively little difference in the relief af
forded thepublio if 1 hapman were treated
as other prisoners, but it would help to
maintain respect for the laws of the
land. Hucli confinement Is farmland
violates tbe foundation principle ol the
nation, vix: equality before the law.
Tbs Millionaire Sugar King Was Pro
tested by the Court.
The trial of Henry 0, Havemeyer, the
president of tbe sugar trust, came up In
the United States court at Washington
last Thursday. A jury was Impaneled
aud the testimony was taken. Tbe same
tact were brought out with regard to
ilaremryer that were brought out ia the
case against the sugar eto4 broker,
hlvt-rtoo U. t'bMpiiiau.wboaaecouvirt!
and eeut to juil for thirty day. The
niH the refusal to answer qiee
tioui ai ny the I uilI Mtate euaar
in auditing roitirutltv ia 1 TJ l.
Vhu the evidence hb tu and Wore
the argument, lleinevr' attoratj
riM a Miot.oa asking the court to !
struct the jury to brtug ta m twrdiet ne
quitting lia rtnyef, Thr ejwal ev
era) boat In rsmut euiMitng their
mm tii hi afif whhh ntri'-t Attoruv
li rv'lh'd. The rtiiirt took the
iiioiioa and adMHnorot durtusi If
t imisi hour aud foe aom rrawa oVM
toiaetrut't th )urr to rviraee tlav
'Ihejuri eikuld d hothlag es
VwlI ilV the tirdr itt the e.iurl su.l
I tnii4 H rerdict orvoldlSjtj. I hi dtt'
h' that the rav a)iet rWeilee
'i ee iu Kiwtar ta iu b
Caeeareta tiailt iivcf, IJaeyt a
Bwwelei Bf eHkea.weaLea ut grias 10
Introduces Besolutions to Investi
gate the Sugar Trust
Were Made to the Demoorats in
1892 to the Bepublicaus
in 1896.
Cuban Itesolulion I'ut Over.
The republican policy of delay in re
gard to the Cuban resolution continues.
In tbe House last week Mr. Lewis a mem
ber from Washington rose to a question
of privilege," secured recognition and
sent a resolution to the clerk's desk to
be read. Tbe speaker permitted tbe reso
lution to be read. It follows:
Whereas, tbe United States sonata as
sembled, bas duly, by proper form of
resolution, declared for a state of neu
trality, accorded to the Island of Cuba,
all rights as a beligerent as -against
Spain; and
Whereas, It is asserted that such right
of recognition exists only with tbe exec
utive of tbe United States, therefore
liesolved, By the bouse of representa
tives, That as a foreign policy of tbe
United States it is the right and author
ity of the senate and house of represen
tatives In adopting a foreign policy of
tbe United States to recognize, as con
gress, the beligerancy of and declare the
attitude of neutrality of the United
States to the island of Cuba or any
other government or country when in
the sense of the bouse such ' course is de
manded by existing conditions.
The resolution having been read Mr,
Reed promptly declared it out of order,
Such a resolution can be introduced in
the regular course and be referred to a
committee," h uald:
"Does the speaker bold that tbe reso
lution should be refereed, to some com
mittee that' Is yet to be appointed?,"
Mr. Lewis inquired.
"Certainly," replied Mr, Reed tersely
From this ruling Mr, Lewis appealed
and Mr, Dingley's motion to table the
appeal was carried, 01 to 57. , i, '
On a roll call ,t he speaker was sustained
83 to 51, present and not 17, and
be announced "no quorum." .
Immediately Mr. Dingley moved to
adjourn and with several democrats
shouting far recognition, the motion was
carried by a party vote and at 12:66 p,
ui. the bouse adjourned to Monday,
In the senate last Friday Senator Till
man created a sensation by Introducing
a resolution to investigate the charges
that senators had been speculating in
sugar stocks in connection with the tar
iff schedule. Mr. Tillman spoke plainly.
He said the senate should investigate
and punish tbe guilty if found.
Mr. Tillman's resolution which was re
ferred to tbe committee on contingent
expenses quotes tbe senate resolution
of 1904 authorizing the original inquiry
and recites the proceedings in the Chap
man and Havemeyer trials and con
cludes as follows:
Whereas, witbin the last three weeks
sundry newspaper correspondents bave
openly charged senators with speculat
ing in sugar stocks while tbe auirar
schedule was under discussion, and also
charged that brokers in New York knew
in ad vance as to what tbe senate finance
committee would report as to tbe sugar
schedule, all of which in vol res a ques
tion of the highest privilege, towit; The
right of the senate to protect its mem
bers from slander and protect tbe body
as a whole from these open charges of
corruption, therefore be it
Resolved, That a committee of Ave be
appointed with power to send for persons
andpapsrs, to employ a stenographer
ana to adminiater oaths, to iaqulre into
the truth or falsehood ot tbe charges
made in May, 1804, and into tbe charge
reoeutly made, and the scop ot tbe in
vestigation shall cover everything em
braced in the resolution of May 17, 1894,
as well as the methods pursued by the
American Sugar Refining company bet
ter known as the sugar trust, in con
trolling legislation ia its favor at tbe
present time. And especially whether
It bas in any wis contributed to or con
trolled the election of a senator in this
body at any time.
In Miscount ot his remarks in sup
port of bis resolution Mr, Tillman said:
MW hav arrived at a time, when th
enate cannot longer afford to rt
under th accusation made against
senator. If there are men br de
bauching the itt. weahould be purged
ot them. Jf theMi report are elander,
the prM aallirie should b purgml,
raiiunt afford to lay bat k on oar dignity
au v lotigwf and ear we will ttol lnru.
It had tiwn i-liwl, h alt, that
'rwi,hl ( IrtoUud met ttfe siitfar niHg
ante on a yard! an l iHm uwmhI th de
tail ol the echtHjul if ilo then pRiliag
tanrl lull, Thrr was nothing to fuel
that damning -utioa u the pr.
ileal, but fieaator June of Arka
hd fvVHlljr lurttlelted iiiiio to the
ellrt-l that th irlint told bint tne
true! ebnul I hat quart- of a fwal a
pi, Mini,
Mr, Ji qwkUy aroso and ttel
that oa tu tvton Mr I'Wvetaad bad
said la him that L tlisiht tie on
quartrr of -r t oaeuaar
art lo nrna rRurie, al II-at
i.ii ml,ih of w tr e-al would drn
th rsOttef t I ( b nature,
I'MMirvt'ing, Mr, V ) id it tttisjKt
b thai Mr, tie tela 4 d"eifl to r ij
out a bargain, and if so tbe senate
onsrbtto And it out.
Here Mr. Gray of Deleware, chairman
of the foimer sugar investigation com
mlttee, Interrupted. The statement, be
saf j, that a sugar schedule had been
made up on Mr. Benedict's yacht when
the president was on board with offlcera
of the sugar trust was not true and its
falsity bad been established after tbs
committee bad probed tbe statement to
the bottom. -
Continuing, Mr. Tillman exclaimed:
"Botb parties are Involve, and one is
as deep In the mud as the other is In the
mire. You know of the sports against
certain members of the old finance com
mittee and now we have more damning
accusations against tbe present com
mittee." Mr. Pettus of Alabama, interrupted
to ask Mr. Tillman not to deal In gen
eralities, but to put a mark on the sen
ators by name.
"That is what I want an inquiry for
to mark these men," responded Mr.
Tillman. "I do not want the poor man
to suffer while tbe millionaire is turned
loose," . ,
.After the protests from Mr. Pettus
that Mr. Tillman should name at least
one senator accused, Mr, Tillman went
on to state that when tbe former tariff
bill was framed tbe finance committee
bad left its committee room, and bad
taken quarters at the Arlington hotel.
"The senator Is grossly mitakn," in
terrupted Mr. Vest of tbe finance com
mittee. "The democratic members of
the finance committee did not go to tbe
Arlington hotel, or an t where else out
side their committee room at the eapl-.
tOl.",.' ' ' ' . , .,
Mr. Tillman said he was glad tbe dem
pcratlo party was relieved to this extent,
but added: "Now no one denies that for
the last two months rooms at the Ar
lington bave been occupied by tbs
finance committee in easy touch with the
telephone to New York, and easy reach
of Barents of the sugar trnst."
"Why f ft?" be asked that the sugar
truBt can always command a specific in
stead of an ad valorem dutv? Why was
It that they cleared $25,000,000 in three
years? It was the democratic party who
madeit possible in 1894. And now,
with a disgraced and demoralized demo
cratic party out of power and the repub
licans in charge of affairs, we have an
other damninir evidence of tbe sngar
trust's power,"
"Let us not mix up democratic sheep
with the republican goats," he said,
"butMus have a fumigation." It was
not a tlm when senators, should sit
here, apparently silenced ty cowardiee
or corruption. The republicans bad re
ceived the recent campaign contribu
tions from tbe "octopus" and It should
be brought to the light before tbe Amer
ican people. If this "gang of thieves
and robbers" were to bave all they
wanted, then let the American working
man realize what a glorious senate rep.
resented h I m fit. Wauh nvfitn fn Ahn-
elusion Mr. Tillman reiterated tbat if
me senate "is rotten to the bottom" it
should be proved. It tbesa charges were
false, then the lies should be laid bare.
If the charges were true, then, be said,
tbe guilty senators should be turned
out and tbe senate purged.
All Bids Submited Last Week were Re
jected by the Board.
Last week tbe state printing board
advertised for bids for printing tbe Son
ate and House Journals, session laws,
school laws, election laws, road laws,
banking laws, and other state printing
required by tbe law to be done. When it
met and opened the bids all were found
unsatisfactory, and were rejected by the
board. Secretary of state Porter who is
secretary of the board proposes tbat the
printing for the state shall be properly
done and tbat it shall be done at a reason
able figure. With tbat in view he bad
samples showing the style of printing,
quality of work, and paper to be used
prepared and has sent a sample to each
bidder instructing him to make his bid
accordingly nd tbat inferior work will
b rejected. This is certainly as it should
be. Tbe state bos been robbed ot thous
ands of dollars each year on account of
the inattention f the printing board
in letting printing contract. Mr.
Porter will not allow the printer to
make a png of matter that ought not
to make oiors than four or fiv hue, a
ho frequently been thaeas la the past.
No partying ediemeof the printer will b
allowed. Mr, Porter baa potd himenlf
and know what reaeoual prir tor
th work would b aud the board ill not
let the roulrart at an unreaeouabl fig
ure if it take ail enaimer to gt a proiwr
1 he letter containing the am4e of Ih
work rwjuirwl, whnh Mr. Porter bas
sent to th printer read fuiio;
"At the iit tii.g of th etat printing
board, hld loitay, it 4tdt to re.
Wt ail bid and ak bidder tun-eubmtt.
Imeiag thrtf bill oa the eht'liwrd earn pie,
V eu-iitl iiul the eiti'A tor th purpiuM
of ruabiioer biMrre to Ifiak tnt;ligut
bids and ait umfit( bid for will b
i le-l to ha their aork and totality of
jilt roiiforiii to the eaaipif; all bid to
U la be 'i p, ta. Saturday, Jane 5, IhJT.
The billdilig Of srssHiS ! aud eeftat
ai4 hone piumat to etniforni to th
adrerttejeiHMSt iwrvtofiir published ta
Ihetiioaba IVorid' Herald, Lii.i-oitt l'ul
au4 Wtri' Tnne."
rW.l ! of tea or mor ear .!
ildree rpoHebi tanner Of bail-
men ia yuur IsH-ejlity wko would b
; htrly to eu let-rib tof tn pif ni a m-iid tou e.ij, f d, ri. KtuaA too .
' "A lew I tuaai-lal fWu."