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VOLUME 4, NUMBER 1
Week at Washington
Senator Tillman, who has boon scri
oiiBly 111 with an affection of tho
throat, is improving.
Adjutant General Hall has received
Lho following cablegram from Manila:
"Major General Leonard Wood re
ports an attack on a reconnoitering
forco east of Cotabato by a strong par
ty of Moros, made hostile by the pass
age of the anti-slavery law. The
fAnind' nnnlllnn tiffin tiln11r1 on1 fVin
Moros flanked and tho outworks wore
wiKuii. inuy were mroiig uuu wet'
constructed. A cannon, twenty-one ole
Spanish guns, thlrty-threo lantakw
and largo quantities of ammunitioL
and supplies were captured. Thou
vvero no easualt'os on our side."
Secretary of War Taft appeared be
fore tho liouso committee on insular
affairs and expressed his disappoint
ment because of the uprising of tno
Moros. Referring to Mi. Taft's testi
mony, tho Associated press says:
Secrotary Toft told the commission
that ho had received a cablegram to
day from General Wado, stating that
General Wood reported that on ac
count of tho anri-slavory proclamation
tho Moros of tho Rio Grande de Min
danano district had risen, that tins
armed forco had beon mot and de
feated With no Amnrfwin lnao imf win.
conbldorable loss to the Moros. A
number of small cannon, was captured
fiom the Moros In the engagement.
"I am disappointed at this uew,"
romarked Secretary Taft, "because 1
supposed that tho Moros of that dis
trict wore in a condition whoro that
sort of thing was not possible."
Tho secretary, in answer to Repre
sontativo Patterson (Tenn.), said thai
in his opinion the executive action al
ready taken had put an end to the
bates' agreement, but congressiona.
action "would make assurance doubly
Tho secretary denied that the treatv
recognized either slavery or polygamy".
How about article 10?" asked 'Reii
rosontativo Williams (111.).
"There is no such article In the
SRan0llt,ik, Wed th0 secretary.
President McKlnloy eliminated thai
ment" h api)roved thG asre2-
url'i1 lavcry ha existed," persisted
Mr. Patterson (Tenn.).
Wlenovcr a slave has presented
imsolf ho ima been freed, the Moios
? "0t gu!le t0 war on wcount S
s avory, neither has slavery boon de-
SfcSJ? ibynCe 01 ams theTni cd
States, but tho slave trade has been
suppressed just a8 far as it has been
possible. Slavery prevails wherever
there are Moros," was tho answer
toXffi?11 SH' interposed
resolution nWVr".-1" i'"mg a
and More war in tho house and sen-
"I don't profess to be an expert on
campaign material, having been ab-
SiflhfS. ?" JS' SGcrety Taft
Mr Crumpackor immediately drafted
a substitute for tho Patterson bill ab
rogating the treaty, providing that tbo
action of the president and secretary
of war, taken on March 2, 1904 n
cuiallflodly abrogating the Bates treaty
be confirmed and approved.
Secrotary Taft approved this, but
tho committee decided to defer its
action on tho matter, desiring to hear
Mem in tho islands. Before leaving
the subject, however, tho secretary
said that in his opinion there was S
more than 400,000 Moros in the W-
?h ?fSVianth0Ugh t had beon supposed
that there were a million and a half.
Secrotary- Taft thon rovldwed the
fiscal condition in the islands. He
should bo agreeably surprised, he said,
if the islands got out without actuai
loss on the friar land proposition.
Secretary Taft had not concluded
when the committee adjourned. He
will again be heard Wednesday.
It is reported that W. E. Stanley
has forwarded his resignation as a
member of the Dawes commission.
An Associated press dispatch from
Washington says In tho supremo
court the government of the United
States, through Attorney General
Knox, applied for a writ of mandamUb
to compel Judtjc Francis J. Wing of
tuo umiiai ouurs uismci court 01 tne
northern district of Ohio to take what
the department of justice maintains is
maul uuuuu wuu respect 10 cei'iam
Chinese exclusion cases.
This is tho Grst time In the history
of the supreme court that tho govern
ment has sought a writ of mandamus
against a federal judge.
In his application Attorney General
Knox maintains that Judge Wing in
holding unconstitutional that part ot
the Chinese exclusion law which pro
vides for the deportation of alien Chi
nese, after a hearing before a Uniteu
States commissioner, is proceeding
contrary to decisions of the United
btates supreme court and is prevent-
k uiu uuuurnirinn nr rHf. .t.
are unlawfully in the United States.
Referring to the house proceeiings
SnM0?ated press dispateh from
Washington says: Mr. Griggs of Geor
gia got into an argument with Mr
Cooper of Wisconsin as to the author!
2S tb-e.dument and insisted,
over the protest of Mr. Cooper, that It
was prepared under tho direction of
General Bristow. He defended the
committee of which he is a member
S g!ws ?mMty to the matter, sa?'
erf,, V?0 Unitf Statea ' too Pow
erful ana too great to convict any man
by the suppression of facts. He said
treats to "tear tho roof off the do
partment, had turned tail and voted
! !P"ment should invest
o mo uviumuasmen.
fnr- Burt0n, (0-' dellverea a care
1W the inccS
Under the latitude of debato Mr
Rucker (Mo.) attacked the protecthS
tariff system of the republican
while Mr. Fitzgerald (N Y wil P ty'
labor legislation and the dl &8Be?
Judge Alton B. Parker d1l8Ions of
tlons. ei on labr ques-
v-mui,iu6a lnirposes," intorviosrd mayuower and cjvin,, . v .yuccas
wSr tnfttlI , CrunWkor (S) by Mr. Cochran (jSn S questinM
we might be justified in passlna n thero was no a, ? w !h "Swa that
wtjr Ji law or .t
Thfi nfntnVi,i .
taken up by the sub-commilfo'8 ,befn
house committee on te?r tm,n e o the
ly .appointed to daftS' ?cont
for Arizona and wL8 Gh.00d bills
Oklahoma and Indian V.rlco aul
bill making a Si e ol V'V' The
was practically comPieUhe .st ,0
culty of adjusting tl,P ?" V,ho diffl
other questions vi!h 70Bn ??JUon and
mission of OlUnhomn Sga,r? to tue ad
ritory as a 8 g10 a JJ ndlan ler-
up. Wlion the 8eSnd iiiV,11800
comnlotpd i f ' .. bill has i.n.
wm be joined arntiLh0 Uvo bl!
for two states out oh1 pPosiUor,
lories. The sub-comL lQ four Ml
Unuo its work dailymmIttee Is to con-
Tho sonata .m .
Uon appropriation bill m,e fortlflc3'
boat provision L ?he torpedo
nmnnAnt. WaS fOUdit- U..I "
the' committee, was restored and tho
sum increased from $200,000, as fixed
by the house, to $520,100. Scveial
other bills were passed. One of theso
appropriates $100,000 for a public
building at Atlanta, Ga.
An Associated press dispatch from
Washington says: The house com
mittee on military affairs has agreed
uu j.uui aims Jiwi jv3iiii""i iiwij
camp grounds and authorized a favor
able report on a bill for purchase.
The provision also is made for the en
largement of the Chattanooga and
Chickamauga national parks by -the
acquisition of 10,000 acres of laud at
n nnnt- r 01 (h ADO lllin nnmn aitrttt
At or near Fort Sam Houston, Box
ar county, Tex., where from 18,000 to
25,000 acres are to be acquired at a
cost of $125,000
Camp Douglas, in Juneau and Mou
ral counties, Wis., 20,000 acres, at a
cost of $400,000.
Conewago vailoy in Lebanon, Dau
phin and Lancaster counties, in Penn
sylvania, 18,000 acres at a cost oi
The J. N. Henry ranch, San Louis
Obisco county, California, 22,000 acres
at a cost of $500,000.
The bill provides that no permanent
military post shall be established on
any of these sites.
Commissioner of Pensions Ware hai
promulgated tho most important pen
sion ruling in years. Referring to this
ruling, tne Associated press says: It
directs that, beginning April 12 nex
If there is no contrary evidence, and,
all other legal requirements have beep,
met, claimants for pension under the
general act of June 27, 1890, who are
over 62 years old, shall be considered
as disabled one-half in ability to per
form manual labor and shall be en
titled to $6 per month; over 65 years
to $8; over 68 years, to $10, and ove
I 7?0?3' to ?12' the usual allowances
at higher rates continuing for disabil
ities other than age. The order fol
lows: "Ordered: in tho ninnitnnitnn .,
?? ?ooS Claims under said wt of Junb
7, 1890, as amended, it shall be taken
and considered as an evidential fact
if the contrary does 'not appear, anu
if all other legal requirements are
properly met, that when 0 daimant
has passed the age of 62 years he is
disabled one-half in ability to pcr-
b6rSfUaliab0r and is eutlSed to
be rated as $0 per month; after 65
years at $8 per month; after 68 years
at $10 per inontn; and after 70 y
at $12 per month. ' '
eeedlS'sTni? rate' not ex
ceeding ?i2 per month, will continno
to be made as heretofore ww ?
average nature and extent no iy the
firmlty of old nn. n i .0i the m-
years Vereexic'an tw1nrty"U,ne
gress, in 1887 in I?.. War con-
foll all Mexican war nwlPension
were over 62 years J 1(lIers wlio
"There has LlLf .?,:
at least aa crood ruin ..,.. .
"The order could not ImL I m
sued earlier because it is onen ,8'
that the thirty-nine year. ny ,now
the congressional Hmi
reached. The civil wrli i ! betl
"There is an "SvStaS ?dS ,,n 18C5
to the government T the u fl SVP
order, because every old so dio ,s
has reached the age of 62 years?, S
to prove almost without psslbuftf1?
Qoubt that he is one-half Ef Ufy o
earning his s t h nm
This being so, it seems Snw e I 5
a soldier, to the exnenqn 7 ? r'ut
transportation to goP to a L?m
a medical board cm oxam'ne bin??
nnd out tho fact, and on thfi
hand, it seems unnecessary 0r
government to imn , " L.I0r tho
lished and then pay $3 f the
nation of a soldier, when the Sj
of the examination 'can be so acci"
ately foretold. Of the 200,000 exan
nations in the last year, if one-foS
of them wore saved it wnn ,,
saving to the 1 o Soooo
SfK equal amount ni
Lo f&T SOlal?rs wh0 W0llW have to
goand bo examined.
"I am not able to say what p-
SS'm111 Ybm enta" ta ttTJSfS
It is believed in Washington that
tbesenate committee will render a
Prominent Poultry Men
foayaSiygohntir;aBsera and uoa"' iqc-
Lincoln Incubator Co.
Suhscrlbers' Adwrlising Department
uuut provision wi V ,UB lorPedo
teo was rnfnWji .h? by the commn..
v.s.on, wUlch JJJM
"Thero has lonL i, Sala to'1ay:
a rule Axing alxtl"1 tho blIru
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ins Mr. Cloveland-s T8 ma11 ""
LflO bn vnni.ii . . '
long while in forge n & Uas e 9
act of congress i?,thcbureau. Thi
e latter S'ofT Was Paiod I
approved b? PpSJ-J. 1887. anc
end op Hlrt "y nino years nfJx.
seem twT lvl0X1can war f tne
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