Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, May 23, 1901, Image 4

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    OoBmittM BtUtisns Befors Oonitita
tianal Convention Divided.
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Thaaght AcetfttUt-It Varle From
tbe Piatt CnnpIlM af the Ieterrea
lloa CUu.
HAVANA, May 20. Th committee
or relations of the constitutional con
vention will submit majority and mi
nority reports to the convention to
morrow. The majority report in an
introduction quotes article 1 of the
treaty of Paris, the joint' resolution
of the United States congress and the
Piatt amendment and then proceeds
as follows:
"Inasmuch as Secretary Root, be
ing; authorized by President McKin
Icy, says that the Piatt law has for
Its object the guaranteeing of the in
dependence of Cuba and does not
mean Interference with its govern
ment or the exercise of a protectorate
or of sovereignty and also that inter
vention will only take place when in
dependence is endangered by outside
powers or grave interior disturb
ances, creating anarchy; and, inas-J
much as Secretary Root has said that
the naval stations will not be used
for vantage points of intervention,
but only to protect Cuba against for
eign powers, we report as follows:
"That in virtue of the fact that the
Iiatt law, in its preamble, says it is a
fullfillment .of the joint resolution
and "has been adopted by congress
with the principal object of establish
ing Independence we do propose to
the convention to accept the follow
ing as an appendix to the constitu
tion." The first, second, third, fourth and
fifth clauses are quoted 'n their en
tirety. The third clause has the fol
lowing addition:
"It being understood that the Uni
ted States have the right to Intervene
to prevent the action of a foreign
power or disturbances causing a state
of -anarchy and that the intervention
shall always be the act of the United
States and not of isolated agents. The
intervention shall suppose neither
sovereignty nor a protectorate and
shall only last sufficiently long to es
tablish normal conditions. Said in
tervention, it is also understood, shall
not have theright to Interfere in the
government, but only the right to pre
serve independence."
An addition to the sixth clause says
-that the ownership of the Isle of
Pines shall be settled by a future
treaty. An addition to the seventh
clause says:
"It shall be understood that the na
val stations do not give the United
States the right to interfere with the
lntarinr fnvprnmpnt.. hut are estab
lished for the sole purpose of protect
ing American waters from foreign in
vasion directed against Cuba or the
United States. Cuba will sell or lease
the necessary lands at points to be
agreed upon later."
An addition to the eighth clause
says that ' the government of Cuba
suggests at the same time a treaty
of commerce based upon reciprocity.
The minority report says:
"The explanations given to the
commission in Washington show that
the Piatt law does not express the
wishes of the United States. It was
intended to protect the Independence
of Cuba, but the wording gives other
"The United States are inconsis
tent in asking naval stations when
the amendments provide that no con
cessions shall be given to foreign pow
ers. Such a demand raised the ques
tion whether the United States do not
consider Cuba a part of their posses
sions." The report of the minority virtually
accepts the first and second clauses.
For the third clause the following is
"That the government of Cuba sub
scribes to the Monroe doctrine and
will help the United States to enforce
't against other nations trying to
violate it"
For the fourth clause the following
ia substituted:
"Cub does not recognize acts of In
tervention which are not in conform
' My with the Foraker resolution and
the laws of the United States."
The seventh clause reads:
"Cuba will maintain naval stations,
handing them over to the United
lutes in time of war."
Tartar Praam aa Aaelear. .
sned Tewfik Pasha, Ottoman minister
of foreign aJtalra, called upon. Use am
bassadors and notified ike si Tur
key's deeire to rs-sstaMlas) Obt fUtus
no ante la the postal cjsktSsvy and
f Ks Intention to send a high fane
tioaary, probably' the foreign minister
tlsmff to asotogjse for the viola
tes sf the foreign mall bags. The
l laaaatiws met to determine ia re
Card to Ue matter. ,
Marvels at Beealla Already Obtalaed la
ta Fblllaelae.
dier General Frederick D. Grant who
returned from Manila on the Sheri
dan, speaking of the condition in the
Philippines, said:
"Everything Is aettling down and we
are getting at the real work of gov
erning and teaching the people. Their
peculiar national character makes
tbem hard subjects for the present
You must remember that they were
originally pirates, that their civilisa
tion is of the fourteenth, if not of the
fifteenth century, and the tendency to
brigandage is so decided among tbem
that it amounts to a disease. In many
districts the paying of tribute to rob
bers is considered the regular thing,
no more out of the way than taxes.
"Our task now 1s to give them good
government In their municipalities, to
protect them against themselves until
tbey learn a taste for order, and then
withdraw gradually from active Inter
ference, leaving the towns one at a
time aa we see that tbey can be trust
ed, but having our troops within
striking distance for some time after
we leave any district, so as to insure
against a relapse. We must expect
much robbery and brigandage and
pillage and even murder for a long
"It Is surprising to see the results
that we have obtained in getting law
and order into these people In the few
months of comparative peace. My
district included the provinces of Bu-
lucan, Pampango and Bataan, with a
population of 600.000, all Tagalo prov
inces, and considered the most law
ls in the islands. Now there is not
a robber band in the whole district
Mrs. McKinley- Coaditloa Staowa to Ba
Mack Improved.
McKlnley's condition was so far im
proved last evening that she was able
to sit up for a while. This welcome
news was given out shortly after 5
General Sbafter called on President
McKinley and while they were talk
ing word came downstairs that Mrs.
McKinley was sitting up. The presi
dent at once asked to be excused and
hurried to the sick room. The anx
iety caused by last night's bulletin,
stating that Mrs. McKlnley's temper
ature was higher, was dispelled at 10
o'clock this morning, when Secretary
Cortelyou announced that she had
passed a comfortable night and that
the slight fever noted last night had
been subsided. The "president did not
attend church, but remained at home
nearly all day, only going out for a
short walk 'Just before noon. There
were many callers at the Scott resi
dence today. There was a general
feeling that the crisis had been passed
and that Mrs. McKinley would con
tinue to gain strength. No definite
date has yet been decided upon- as to
when the president will start for the
national capital, but it is hoped that
Mrs. McKinley will be able to go
within a few days.
flecretjary Long left for Colorado
Springs to visit his daughter, who is
At 9:10 p. m. Secretary Cortelyou
geve out the following bulletin:
"Mrs. McKlnley's physicians report
that she has had a very good day and
progress made since morning Is sat
Germaa Expedition to Southcra Chl-1.1
Meal Dleeoaragemeat.
LONDON, May 20. Dr. Morrison,
wiring to the Times from Pektn yes
terday, says:
"The British plan of a bond issue
for the payment of the Indemnity In
cludes a proposal, in order to lighten
the burden for China, that It should
issue bonds at par for 300,000 taeli
now and the remainder five yean
"Great Britain and the United
States alone oppose the joint guar
anty project
"The British authorities emphatic
ally decline to co-operate with the
German expedition' to southern Chi
Li, and it Is now announced that the
expedition is abandoned."
Tarke Esetedee 1) tw era.
customs authorities have prohibited
the entry of typewriters Into Turkey,
and 200 machines now In the custom
bouse have been ordered returned tc
the consignor.
artlaetaa Deal Cemalete,
NEW YORK, May 30.-J. P. Mor
gaa Co. announced that two-thirds
of the stock of .the Chicago, Burling
ton A Qulney Railroad company hat
been deposited at the Colonial Trust
company of Boston and the Metro
politan Trust company of New York
City, thus making the consummation
of the deal by wblcb tbe Great North
era and tbe Northern Pacific compa
nies acquire the Chicago, Burlington
at Qolncy.
Wift f Secretary Boecumbs After 111:
of Hine Weeks.
Tbaee at Ike Bedtlde at tke La Mar rear
that Baca laferaeatlaa Waal B Be
ware aa Beta Waaica Wan Maar aad
Dear ta Kara Other.
man J. Gage, wife of the secretary of
the treasury, died at her residence,
1715 Massachusetts avenue, N. W., at
9:30 o'clock tonight, after an Illness
of nine weeks' duration. With her
when the end came were her husband,
her married daughter, Mrs. E. F.
Pierce of Evanston, 111., und Dr. W.
W. Johnson, the attending physician.
For a time before her death Mrs.
Gage suffered considerable pain, but
she maintained ber bright and cheer
ful demeanor and was conscious to
the last. Heart trouble, the result of
grip complications, was the immediate
cause-of death. Mrs. Gage was ex
posed to the inclement weather for
about an hour on inauguration day,
but at the time her health did not
seem to have been affected. March 11
she left here for Evanston to visit
lier daughter. While there she ex
perienced a chill and took to her bed,
but soon recovered sufficiently to re
turn to Washington, where she has
been confined to her room ever since.
Mrs. Gage was a native of Albany,
N. V., and 68 years of age. She was
married to Secretary Gage in Denver
in 1887. There were no children from
their union, Mrs. Pierce being a child
by a former husband.
The remains will be interred in
Roue Hill cemetery, near Chicago.
Further than this the funeral serv
ices have not beeen arranged. It is
probable, however, that religious ser
vices of a simple character will be
held at her former residence in this
city on Sunday morning, In which
event the body will leave here by the
morning train for Chicago.
Mrs. Gage was an Episcopalian in
her religious belief, but during their
residence here she and the secretary
have had a pew in the Metropolitan
Methodist Episcopal church, where
the president attends.
Dr. HIUIs of Plymouth church,
Brooklyn, Is an Intimate friend of the
family and it is possible that he may
be asked to come to Washington to
conduct the funeral services here.
During their residence In Washing
ton, Secretary and Mrs. Gage have
taken quite an active part In social
life at the capital. Mrs. Gage was a
woman of charming personality and,
with her husband, delighted in ex
tending the hospitality of their ele
gant home on Massachusetts avenue.
Mrs. Gage was probably closer to
Mrs. McKinley than any other of the
ladies of the cabinet.
news of the death of Mrs Gage was
received by the members of the pres
ident's official family in this city with
expressions of regret. The Associa
ted Press bulletin, which was trans
mitted to Secretary Cortelyou at the
Scott residence, conveyed the news to
President McKinley. Extra precau
tions were taken to keep news of
Mrs. Gage's death from Mrs. McKin
Mrs. McKinley Crows Worn After a Day
of Earaaraalac Symptom.
, SAN FRANCISCO, May 18. As the
night wore on Mrs. McKinley became
restless and the early morning hours
are looked forward to with more ap
prehension. 8he did not take nourishment free
ly, as she bad done eailier in the
Powerful stimulants. Including ox
ygen, have been administered during
the afternoon and evening.
The bone Vlon on her band has
spread and has discharged pus from
another place. Tbe new wound hat
been lanced.
Tray Strike la Settled.
TROY, N. Y., May 18. A commit
tee from the Troy division of the
Amalgamated Association of Street
Railway Employes has waited upon
Mayor Conway and Informed him that
the strike has been settled. The com
mittee said that under the terms of
the agreement tbe employes are to
receive 20 cents per tour and that
(he company will treat with a com
mittee of either union or non-union
men. Headquarters were visited and
members of the union Informed.
Will Stay at Cedar BaaMe.
8T. PAUL, Minn , May 18. Today
la being devoted to a pleasure trip
by tbe railway conductors and their
families. Two important matters
have been virtually decided In tbe ex
ecutive sessions. It was determined
to continue the grand offices at Cedar
Rapids, la., where tbey have been for
eleven years, snd It was decided to
co-operate as far as possible with the
other railroad fraternities In tbe set
tlement of Isbor disputes.
4 Cheats that Iedleate Mare Sea fat
FrasMaat's Wife.
night's' instructions from the bedside
cf Mrs. McKinley gives more encour
aging Indications. Late yesterday
afternoon she rallied a bit and called
for nourishment To the anxious
watchers about her this was consid
ered as a favorable sign. The symp
toms were sufficiently Improved dur
ing the late afternoon to permit the
president to take a short walk In
the open air, but his anxiety waa so
manifest that he speedily returned to
his wife's bedside. The most pow
erful stimulants known to the medi
cal profession have been resorted to,
In the hope of effecting a rally, and
they were so effective that towards
midnight the physicians expressed
much satisfaction and Issued a de
cidedly encouraging statement
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16. 10 p.
m. Dr. Hlrshfelder and H. T. Scott
have just left the Scott residence. Dr.
Kirschfelder has gone home for the
He said that he felt that Mrs. Mc
Kinley was decidedly Improved. Mr.
Scott waa much pleased over her con
dition. Secretary Cortelyou an
nounced that no further bulletins
would be given out tonight unless
unexpected developments should take
At this hour the lights In the
building are out with the exception
of one in the telegraph room.
S real y Tkaaaaad Bcbele Beeamlag Hlsjk-
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 17. Ac
cording to Shanghai papers brought
by the steamship Empress of India,
Wang Lu Hsian, Chi U province,
where Miss Stonebouse was killed,
has r.cently been tbe scene of Woody
convicts with the converts. Twelve
hundred boxers are said to have at
tacked the converts and slaughtered
tbe native Christians by scores.
The MeYcury says that peace reigns
only within range of tbe rifles of the
allies, foreign hatred being as strong
a ever. Tbere is a report from Tien
Tsln that 70,000 Insurgents have as
sembled at Yang Liu Tslng and that
tbey are indulging in all kinds of ex
cesses, assaulting women, robbing
houses, plundering tax collectors and
declaring their Intention of setting up
a new empire. These insurgents are
said to Include people who have lost
their hoiiies and posse-solons in the
course of the military operations in
Chi Li.
BERLIN. May 16. The war office
has received the following from the
German headquarters at Pekln: "Gen
eral Lius' troops attacked and scat
tered 1,000 boxers forty-five kilo
meters south of Pao Ting Fu.'
Deride ft I a Hew lndaatry.
DES MOINES, May 17.-Judge Mc
Pherson, In federal court, decided that
the manufacture of women s gloves Is
a new Industry in tbe United States
The case was that against J. W. Mor
rison, a glove manufacturer of Grin
nell, who was arrested for violation
cf the contract labor law by employ
ing skilled glovemakers to come from
Europe to make gloves. Tbe court
holds that there were no women's
gloves made in tbe United States
prior to 1887 and unless the prosecu
tion can show that Morrison's busi
ness was established before the con
tract labor law was passed be will go
Suffer Bo Several that Ba Caaaot Leave
Hie Bad.
piograms for tbe eatertalnment of
Governor Nash and the Ohio visitors
were declared off on account of the
Illness of Governor Nash. While at
tending tbe christening of one of tbe
big trees In bis honor, near Santa
Crux, Monday last, be was poisoned
with poison oak. He was partially
blinded and suffered much while ad
dressing the Union League club. To
day he has not been out of bed and
I attended constantly by a physician
and nurses. While his affliction is
not serious it prevents him from par'
ticipating In any of the functions that
had been arranged In his honor.
Caaa-er t bet Wllk Bill.
WASHINGTON. May 17. Mr. Con
ger. United States minister to China,
paid a flying visit to Assistant Secre
tary Hill yesterday prior to his return
to Iowa by way cf New York. He will
return to Washington to consult wltb
tbe president before leaving for bis
post In China. ,
Cre.h'd kf rallies Back.
ROME, May 17. Most of tbe houses
of the village of Acerenxo, near Po
le nra. have been swept away by tbe
fall of an Immense rock. Troops bave
been dlspstrhed to the scene of the
disaster. Thus fsr fifteen bodies bsve
been recovered.
(Ira. Haffmaa Drea Dead
ALBANY, N. Y May 17. Adjutant
General Hoffman of the National guard
sopped dead yesterday while In con
mltatlon with Major Oeneral Roe.
Militiamen on the Btrret Can Shoot Into
BnrrouDdiog Crowd.
Oaa af Tfcesa Is Dead Pram Sweets af
fajartee Beeelred Vletlma Are Praml-
aeat Baalaata Mea Strikers
Bat Are Wildly Aagry.
ALBANY. N. Y., May 17. Five
hours of conference tonight, with all
the warring elements represented,
failed to settle the Albany strike of
street railway employes.
The strikers waived all the demands
for the removal of toe uon-union men.
The executive committee of the Uni
ted Traction company will consider
the proposition In tbe morning and
may accept It and kettle the strike.
Meantime Major Oeneral Roe Intends
to take every precaution and at mid
night ordered out tbe Ninth regiment
of New York. It will arrive here to
morrow afternoon, 800 strong, and If
the strike is not settled, will assist
In opening up the other lines of tb
traction company In this city.
William Walsh, one of tbe men
wounded by a bullet from a member
of the Twenty-third regiment, died
at 10:15 tonight
Leroy Smith, shot In the same me
lee, was slightly improved at mid
night The shooting of Smith and
Walsh had a very depressing effect
upon tbe members of tbe Twenty
third regiment and tonight when
stones were burled at the picket men
around Quail Street barn tbey did not
fire in the dark. Two privates were
hit and hurt, but they did not care to
take a chance by firing. It was beid
by the officers and men generally
that the order to fire was entirely
justified, but there was general regret
st the consequences of tbe volley.
With the addition of the Ninth reg
iment tomorrow there will be over
3,000 guardsmen In Albany.
One man dead two others fatally
shot, hundreds of persons with broken
heads and cut faces, cars running
merely as arsenals with do patrons,
the city under martial rule, with Its
citizens in a frenzy of excitement and
the city authorities and leaders of
the strikers trying to get the railway
company to come to an amicable set
tlement was the situation when dark
ress put an end to the strife grow
ing out of the street car strike to
night The dead:
WILLIAM WALSH, head of a
plumbing company.
Those fatally wounded are:
Leroy Smith, merchant, both shot
by national guardsmen.
William Marshall, a non-union mo
torman, skull fractured.
Others most seriously Injured are:
George Booze, citizen, cheek ripped
open by bayonet.
William Rooney, citizen, shot by na
tional guard.
Gilbert Hall, non-union motorman,
shot by mob.
The bloodshed came after a day of
peace. From early morning the
crowds had melted away before the
bayonets and shotguns, cars had been
operated under heavy guards and
there was an Impression that the
spirit of turbulence was waning.
Tbere had been some minor demon
strations, particularly In North Al
bany, but not a shot had been fired
and as the day passed the running of
cars attracted but little attention.
The volley fired on Broadway by a
squad of Twenty-third infantrymen,
in which Leroy Smith and William
Walsh, well known citizens, fell mor
tally wounded, changed all that. It
stirred anew tbe feelings of hatred
as tbe exciting tidings swept through
tbe city snd tbe guardsmen were
bitterly denounced. Neither of the
men had been guilty of an offense,
but were caught In a crowd, some
member of wblcb bad atoned the
guardsmen snd, by mischance, were
bit The disturbance was not a seri
ous one and "murder" is the title
applied by Inflamed public sentiment
to the shooting. The guardsmen
seem but to have followed their duty
as soldiers, for they were unders to
shoot If assaulted.
The bright prospect of a settlement
of the strike has not served to rJlay
the growth of vindictive feeling and
If tbe present situation continues, sets
of bitter revenge and violence may
ba expected. It was on the last run
of tbe soldiers on the cars that the
tragedy of tbe day occurred.
Bar el I Wire far Ilia Via.
BAN FRANCISCO, Msy 17, A spe
cial Western Union wire was stretch
ed Into the Scott bouse yesterday and
direct telegraphic communication es
tablished between the president and
national capital. Secretary Cortelyou
is thus ensbled to notify Washington
of Mrs. McKlnley's condition without
entrusting bis messages to outside
bands and a considerable ssvlng of
tlms In their transmission will be af
fected by tbe new arrangement
Wheat aad Brass Vf
Grew a Wa
last weather
snd crop bulletin says: The past
week hss been cold and dry, wltb less
thsn tbe normal amount of sunshine.
The dally mean tempers tu-e has aver
aged S degrees below tbe normal in
tbe eastern counties, snd slightly
above normal In the western. The
minimum temperatures for tbe week
were generally S3 degrees snd 40 de
grees, and light frosts occurred on
several days.
The rainfall of the week was every
where below norms!, snd wss with
but few exceptions less than .20 of
an Inch.
Wheat and grass bave grown well,
and In the eastern and most central
counties have bad all the moisture
needed, but In the western counties
more rain would be beneficial. Oats
have grown fairly well, but tbere Is
some complaint of a poor stand, and
the prospect Is not quite as promising
as It wss a week ago. Corn platting
baa been delayed in eastern counties
by low temperature snd wet land;
nevertheless, fair progress hss been
made, and corn planting Is Hearing
completion In several southern coun
ties. Tbe early planted corn Is com
ing up some, but tbe weather bas
been unfavorable for germination.
All Deelrable Acre Bare Beea Placed
fader Coa tract.
LINCOL.., Neb., May 20. Aside
from a few hundred acres of undesir
able land in the northwestern cor
ner of the state, all of the Nebraska
school land bas been placed under
lease snd It Is not likely that any of
It will be released by tbe holders un
til the latter part of the year. Land
Commissioner Follmer Is planning to
hold auctions In September or Octo
ber If tbere Is any land available at
that time, but the present outlook,
be considers. Is not encouraging. Tbe
holders of leases are paying their
rentals promptly and no disposition
Is being shown to forfeit any of the
There is a heavy demand from all
parts of the state for school lands
end especially in tbe cattle country,
where land seems to be more valu
able than at any time In the last ten
years. The only school land not un
der lease Is situated In the "bad
lands," a section of the fctate unfav
orable to farming or cattle raising.
If any land is forfeited during tbe
summer or voluntarily released by
the holders It will be leased at auction
by Commissioner Follmer during the
fall of the year.
Omaha Man oe the Board.
OMAHA, Neb., May 20. Governor
Savage has appointed Clinton Orcutt
ot Omaha to succeed B. F, Allen of
WabaBh as a member of the board
of trustees for the Institute for the
blind at Nebraska City and the Instl
tue for deaf and dumb at Omaha. Mr.
Allen was appointed to the position
three years ago by Silas A. Holcomb
and bis commission has expired. Al
though It carries no salary, the posi
tion Is on important one and much
sought after by persons Interested In
the work of homes for tbe blind and
deaf and dumb.
Coaa-resamaa Neville.
OMAHA, "Neb., May 20. Congress
man William Neville, who was griev
ously stricken at Washington in the
winter, will be in Omaha In a few
days on his way home. After he had
sufficiently recovered at Washington
Mr. Neville went to a health resort
i.i Georgia, where he spent several
months. He then went to Hot
Springs, Ark., where he has been for
three weeks. He Improved much In
Georgia and has still further Improv
ed at Hot Springs and will presently
leave for his home In North Platte.
Weataa la Baraed ta Death.
AURORA, Neb., Msy 20 Mrs.
Baubn, six miles northwest of town,
died from tbe effects of s'.vere burns.
She wss burning some Hash in tbe
yard and was standing with ber back
to tbe fire when ber clothing caught
fire. She ran Into the house, but be
fore tbe fire could be extinguished
wss severely burned. Mrs. Bauhn
was quite old, but not feeble.
Party Days Wlthaat Poed.
BEATRICE, Neb., May 18,-Henry
Cordes, who started on Good Friday
to fast forty days, finished his time
on the 16th. Only upon one occasion
has Mr. Cordes broken hu fast, slid
then be ate so much that tbe food
didn't stay upon bis stomach.
ASmlaelea ta Nebraska Bar.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 20.-Nearly
100 applicants for admission to tbe
Nebraska bar will be examined by
the supreme court commission In this
city June 11. About half of thla
number are members of tbe gradu
ating class of tbe University of Ne
braska and If tbey successfully pass
tbe examinations of that institution
only tbeir moral qualifications will be
considered by tbe examining commission.