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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
PROCEEDINGS OF UPPER LEG-
i,Sucrltiit Hutuiimry of thn Doing of n
llcu, i;ir., Acini I'ptm.
Tlniril.ty, .Imiii.try t'J.
Tho scuaU: wns called to cutler sit ()
front ol Gage uiovcii Hint rcaillnir of
fttl-o jonrnul bo dispensed with, luit
i,wiwi(ireT motion 10 uuow rowier lo
Introduce this resolution:
"That tins journal be so correct
,' cd that nil bills rend ,vesterdny bo
anown as reui lor uio tirst timo
and Unit the reference of bill
.from No. 1 lo 0 inclusive be strick-
,' en from the record."
', This tarried by .i vlvn voce olo and
llltlo Inter I'rout renewed bin mo
tion and tho rcodlnc of the iourual
Currle of t'liMer asked unanimous
'.consent to hubst'tutc a bill for onu he
had Introduced. 'lalbotof Lancaster
Amoved that substitute be reported bv
committee instead of the original bill.
It was decided to in trod tire the .sub
-Btltute iiH an original bill, being' n bill
;jlo provide tor irco attcmianee nt tlie
high schools of non-resident pupil:..
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T. UUIIU.UI UUMI ... 1'iri, .,-, ,.y UH41III
raous consent, oucren wit resolution
asking for Colonel Htotycnburg's re
moval as colonel of the First Nebras
ka nt Manlln. The summary of the
resolution will bo found in the house
proceedings. The rules were .sus
pended nnd the resolutions were
adopted by viva voce vote, Hull of
Madison voting no.
The resolution referring tho ques
tion of tho legality " Treasurer .Vc
nerve's bond to the judiciary commit
tee was adopted.
Files to the number 47 were intro
duced, nearly all of thiiiu aiming to
correct tho Compiled Statutes of ls!7.
Tho uftcrnoon session of tho senate
lasted but half an hour. Legislative
1 manuals of 181'U were ordered, live
bill were introduced and the senate
Trlilajr. liiiimiry lit.
After preliminaries in the hcu.ltc
yesterday morning, a joint resolution
was introduced by renuer-t uskinir con
press to take immediate action on the
bill now in congress contemplating
extension of the privilege of franchise
without distinction to sex so that the
amendment may come before the sev
eral state legislatures for action. I'll
der the rules the resolution went over.
The incident of the morning was n
motion by I'rout of (Sage that thn ac
tion adopting the resolution condem
natory of Colonel Stottcubm'g be re
considered. He did this In behalf of
persons who did nothave the privilege
of the floor nnd who felt that an in-
Justice had been done to a man who
iad heretofore borne a good reputa
tion. Crow of Douglas could sec no use
in reconsidering the. resolutions be
cause of the unanimity of the senti
ment against "this autocrat."
After some debate the motion to
rccouslder carried, the vote being ". to
f. Senators Crow of Douglas, ICnepper,
Morgan, Owens and Smith voting no.
The idea seemed to prevail that the
action of the day previous was too
hasty; that it smacked of China, where
Uicy cut a man's head off and Invest,
On motion of Talbot of Lancaster
the resolution was referred to the com
mittee on inl'itnry nflfnirs for invent!
cation after an hours debate, and after
being amended that the committee re
On motion of Canaday of Kearney
S,rDO copies each of the messages of
Governor llolcoutb and Governor
Poynter were ordered printed.
Ilolbrook of the committee on rules
governing joint session submitted a
net of rules. The committee amended
rule 17 to read: "A call of the house
may be made in joint session on mo
tion seconded by live members und the
Eroceedinirs under the call shall not
e suspended except by a majority of
tho members elect."
At tho afternoon session I'rout of
(Inge of the committee to assign rooms
for standing committees recommended
that the secretary of state bo Instruct
ed to prepare a part of the lieutenant
governor a larger room for use as a
bill room. Tltc report was adopted.
Hills on second reading occupied
considerable timo. .Senate lilo Nos. '.'
and 3, also Nos. 28 to 47, inclusive,
wore read the second time and re
ferred to standing committee. A large
number of bills came up for reading,
senato flic No. fit being the last.
8. P, 18, by Itcynolils by rcijtiMt Jolat resolu
tion rolntlnir to un ntuenUmtut to thn ft-ilciu'
constitution to prohibit tho stiiton frormllu
franch.Hlnif cltUeiiw on account of oi
8. F. 51 to 69. by Tulbot Amendatory of Coin
6. P. CO. by Tultot, by request To nuthnrlzo
statu board of hralth to appoint a board uf
examine of embalming.
B. P. 07, by I'rout -Tooiinule counties anil pre
cincts to borrow money oa bonds, Ihsuo bunds
to old In internal Improvement und ti lo
calize those olreutly Issued for mk'U purposes.
Hatiinluy, January 14.
Orntory burst forth in tho senate
yesterday morning as a result of a re
port from the committee on military
affairs touching charges inndc by some
one against Colonel Stotsenburg of thu
First Nebraska. Tho committee on
military affairs comprises llnrton of
Tohusou, Steele of Sefferson, Alex
ander of Adams, Ilocke of Lancaster
and Halcof Madison.
The committee submitted a modified
Crow of Douglas offered ns a substi
tute the original resolutions toned
Miller of Furuus did not wnnt to
take any .action that would reflect on
Uio administration. Hointroduced u
resolution that tho matter bo left to
Uio president and secretary of war.
Hannibal of Howard made another
speech, saying tho boys had a govern
ment behind them that would protect
them, bnt no ofllccr ought to bo con
demned without good cause,
Fnrrell of Merrick spoke in favor of
thu idea evolved by Miller of Buffalo.
Currle of Custer took tho ground
that an innocent man always courts
investigation. He said he did not hes
itate to say that Colonel Stotsenburg
was an uutocrnt, Senator Currle said
many of the soldiers had been punils
of his and ho know charges eoinlii',
from those young men must bo well
tv founded, llofr.vored tho. substitute -for
tho committee report.
llarton of Johnson, chairman of the
committer on military affairs, ex
plained that the committee resolution,
if carried into effect, would result in
the suspension of the colonel, because
under military rules accused ollleors
were suspended pending trial by court
Talbot of Lancaster spoke earnestly
and eloquently in favor of modifica
tion. The Mihtitiit! for the substitute
was lost, and the Crow resolution
Senators continue to introduce many
bills to correct defective acts. The
supreme court has held that u bill to
repeal an act uutstoontaln ti repealing
clause. Many bills were introduced
yesterday to remedy errors of this kind
in bills passed nt previous sessimis.
Hills Introduced yesterday reached to
Senato file No. fiS, by Owens Is a
bill to make It unlaw fill' for n railroad
company to permit a trainman or tele
graph operator who has worked 18
consecutive hours to again go on duly
until he has had at least eight hours
'I urmtii), .lummry I.
Senate met yesterday uftcrnoon. In
his jirayer Chaplain Cressman touch
In gly referred to Congressman Ding
ley's death. He expressed the hope
that all cltis-ens might have the same
love of home and nation as the de
A petition or memorial from the (.
A. It. post and W. It. 0. of Alma, thank
ing the legislature for its stand on the
Stotsenburg matter, was read and
placed on tile.
Cuiricof Custer presented the fol
lowing list of employes and the sumo
was adopted: Kvorctt Milks, engross
ing cleric Willard Weedon, clerk of
the committee on public lands and
buildings; W. I'. Stewart, copy holder;
.John Sherel, clerk of the committee on
agriculture; 13. M. Havens, clerk of the
enrolling and engrossing committee;
S. C. Ilamley, clerk of the engiosslng
committee: L. C. Wright, clerk of the
committee on military affairs.
A communication from the national
live stock association was referred to
the committee on live slock unit grass
tug. lie) nobis of Dawes introduced a res
olution declaring the bill tiles furnish
ed to the senate unsuitable, inferior
and inconvenient. The resolution
diiected the secretary of state -to re
turn the tiles and secure the Keystone
brand of tiles.
I'ihtcII of Merrick and Schanl of
Snrnv, both fuslonlsts, opposed the
resolution. O'Neill of Holt, iusionist,
favored the resolution because of the
superiority of tho Keystone file. Tal
bot of Lancaster explained that there
was no way to securely fasten the in
ferior file. He moved" that the rules
be suspended and the resolution be
udopteil. His motion can led by a vote
of 'J7 to ;i.
Selmal of Sarpy presented the fol
Ue-iolvcd, lly the senate and
house that we' as lepresentntlvcs
of Nebraska, do, in justice to and
defense of the ancestral bequest of
liberty we now enjoy, ask our con
gress at Washington not to de
tract or depreciate tho pride, and
glory of our national freedom by
forming any foreign alliance with
a nation Mich as Great Hrltain,
whose only evidence of power is
the starvation and robbery of her
own subjects and the oppression,
plundering and murdering of the
weak nnd uuwurlikc. who by
briber., betrayal and Invasion un
fortunately come in her power.
Tho fusiouists wanted this resolu
tion pushed to u vote, and Cuunday
called for a yea nnd nay vote. I'rout
of Gage called attention to the nature
of the resolution when the fusionists
wanted the rules suspended. He said
It was a joint resolution and would
have to tako the course of a bill. Lieutenant-Governor
Gilbert suetnlucd the
point of order.
On motion of Senator Talbot the
senate decided to take up the matter
of vot'ng for a United States senator
as n special order at 11 u. m. today.
The afternoon was spent with bills
on first and second reading.
Among the bills Intro luced was one
by Newell to prohibit any person from
holding o 111 Co who shall have default
ed in payment of taxes; one by Harton
to provide for taxation of insurance
and guarantee companies not organ
ized under the laws of the state, and
one by lJurtou to amend Section 4 of
the act relating to free public libra
ries and reading rooms.
Wrdumduy. Januiiry 18.
After preliminaries in the sennte,
llaldcrman of Pawnee of special com
mittee to Inspect inventory of property
turned over by secretary of state, re
ported all ok except one typewriter
replaced by ouc of another brand, nnd
one upholstered settee out of building
Schanl of Sarpy, finding the regular
course too slow, introduced, as a
straight resolution, tho same resolu
tion he had Introduced the day pre
vious in relation to alliance with Kng
land. It was promptly tabled by L'O to
12. The regular joint resolution was
read a second time and referred to the
committee on mines and mining, com
posed wholly of fusionists.
Hills on tlrst and second reading oc
cupied the time until 1 1 o'clock, when
the special order for the day, voting
for United Stutes Senator, was reach
ed. The voting was spon ended, and
tho regular order was taken up.
The vote in detail in thu senato Is ns
M. L. Hnyward Alexander, Arends,
Currle, Hannibal, Holbrook, Newell,
Owens, Heynolds 8.
W. V. AllenCanaday, Dunn. Fnr
rell, Hale, Howard, Kncpper, Miller,
Morgan, O'Neill, Schanl, Smith,
A. W. Field Allen 1.
G. M. Lambertson Fowler 1.
John L. Webster Crow, Noyes, Van
.1. H. Weston rrout1.
A. J. Cornish McCargnr 1.
S. P. Davidson llarton 1.
E. IC. Valentine Giffert 1.
John II. Little Haldernuinl.
D. I', Thompson Hoekc, Talbot 2.
K. 11. Hinshnw Steele 1.
At tho afternoon session, Haldorman
of printing committee, submitted a re
port recommending reconsideration of
resolution passed on the previous day
in relation to bill lllcs. Tho committee
believed tho price of the Keystone file
was too exhorbltnnt. The report wan
adopted, iccouHldcrntlun had, and tho
recommendation of couunitlcu ttmt
tho cheaper Wand be used was adopted.
Van Dusen, chairman of the judiciary
committee, submitted the tlrst report
on n bill, The committee recommend
ed that senato tile No. a:i, by Talbot,
be pnssod. This bill will require u
bond in appeal cases for the value of
the use ami occupation of the property,
the value to be paid in ease Judgment
be nfllrmed. The bill was placed on
Senator Talbot Introduced a resolu
tion, or. request of Licutcnont Gover
nor Gilbert, expressing tho sense of
tho Nebraska senate favorable to tho
bill now before congress granting
Hon. John M. l'almer, Into gold demo
cratic candidate for president, a pen
sion. Holes suspended and resolution
At the request of Trout of Gage the
senate decided to place th printing
committee lu charge of senate supplies
and that nil supplies for the senato be
secured through the committee.
Kills numbered from 1110 to ).). nil
amendatory of statutes, were Intro
duced and tend tlrst time.
PROCEEDINGS OF LOWER LEG
A Cuuili'iisnl HcHUiim of tin WonW At"
lonipllolirit During- tlie 1'ilnt U'rrk
Action un HUM i:tr.
Tliurmhiy. Jmumry f.
'I he house convened at 10
lloll call showed Knsterllnir,
and Woodford abrenl on account of
sickness. Heading of Journal was dis
lturnn of Lancaster offered a resolu
tion placing oflleers and employes of
house under direction of chief clerk,
explaining his reason for so doing by
saying many did not know what their
ditties were und that they ought to be
placed under some one who could tell
Among the bills Introduced were:
II. It. Kflto r.-Ii, by Hurkson Amending see
tloiiH of Compiled Ktntiit'w.
11. It. I3U, by I'icu I'rnlilMtlni? Ulllhuf of wild
turkey mid cju.ill f.u l! yrnrs.
II. It. 13.1 to 13(1, by Utile -Ainitidltijf Compiled
II K. 137. by Pollard To provide ft rsUMn of
II. It. III. tirOlm-teud l'nr Hie uvcnf tlio Li
bel of tlicnlllul inlutlnir inuhM cnmiitll of In
ternational t)H'i:rup!ilnil union on stute
printing . .
II. It. 1W, by W)tnn- To rotistltut" omlsultiti
to voto ut k'cnuntl election it ml-uloirieuiioi-snd
providing penulty fur failure to do o.
Hills to the number of 172 have been
Introduced, many of them purposing
changes in compiled statutes, repeal
ing obsolete, unconstitutional, and use
l'rldio, .Iiinunrj I a.
After preliminaries in the house yes
terday, Fisher of Howes called for the
special order at 11 o'clock, tho con
sideration of the Stotsenburg resolu
tion. They were read and a long de
danscn of .lefferson said he was not
in favor of condemning n man unheard,
nnd moved the resolution be referred
to the commander-in-chief of the army
nnd navy with pawcr to act.
Iturnsof Lancaster spoke earnestly
In favor of the resolution. Ho said the
colonel hud no respect for the ordiunry
Haller of Washington spoke ngainsl
hasty action, and was opposed lo any
thing In the nature of a secret trial.
Hardy of Polk and Kastcrllngof Huf
falo believed investigation ought to
precede action, and spoke nguinst the
Kvans of Douglas called attention to
the fact thai the charges were made
by responsible parties in Omaha.
Allen G. Fisher of Dawes grew in
diguant. Ho said a man in Stolscn
burg's position could be a despot ami
so manipulate his men that they would
be nfrald to testify He said the reso
lution was not intended to cast asper
sions upon Colonel Stotsenburg. Thoy
simply give the truth a chance to come
Wilcox of Lincoln and Sturgess of
Douglas favored It. Weaver of Itieh
nrdson and Wheeler of Furrjm.s opposed
In the afternoon Prineo of Hall of
fered a resolution, ns an amendment,
asking the secretary of war to make
an investigation. Lost.
Tho previous question was called for
and dobato ceased. Thu resolution
was adopted, 73 to 28.
The commute on privileges and elec
tions reported that it could not pro
ceed with the Fillmore county contest
without the ballots of threo precincts
withheld by Sheriff Ogg. The ser-gennt-at-arins
was instructed to bring
the body of She riff Ogg, with pollbooks,
ballots, etc.. before tho house at once.
Haller of Washington introduced a
resolution call the attention of the
state's representatives In congress that
it wns tlie sense of tlie legislature that
tho treaty of Paris be at onco rntitled;
that congress at once declare bv reso
lution the purpose of tho United
States government to observe in deal
ing with the Philippine question the.
stimo course marked out for Cuba, nnd
that the legislature holds tho views
expressed by Washington, nnd is op
posed to entangling alliances witli
England or any other European coun
try. Hefcrrcd to federal relations com
mittee. Five hundred copies of the two
messages were ordered printed.
Hills numbered from 173 to 200 were
introduced, among them being one by
Armstrong for tho establishment of u
"bird dny;" by Weaver for the creation
of a state insurance department; by
Fisher for amendment to federal con
stitution to prohibit states from ties
franchising citizens on account of sex;
and by Weaver providing for resident
agents for fire insurance companies:
Haturtluy, January 14.
Tho liouso proceedings yesterday
morning did not furnish a great
amount of exhilarating entertainment
to tho gallery gods whose numbers
soon diminished as the session drugged
along. Tho chnpluln, after tho speak
er called for order, Invoked tho In
dulgence of Providence upon thn busi
ness n.s transacted by Unite beings,
and Cawthra of Gosper had himself ex
cused on account of tho sickness of his
Thu proceedings were tame from the
start. Those whoso attention had be
come listless were partially uronted
when Armstrong moved that when
the house, adjourn it be until 2 o'clock
Monday p. m. A voto of viva voce
failed to satisfy the speaker ns to the
wishes of the house and n standing
vote was called for. Tho-e favoring
adjournment hustled In the straggling
members who were lolling lu tho lob
by, und the result was a vole of 4l lu
favor lis against 30 against adjourn
Hills were Introduced up lo number
Timiln), .liiiimiry 17.
The house was i eaily for business
promptly at 2 o'clock jesterdav, and
after preliminaries. Chittenden nf Gugo
offered a resolution providing that tho
bill tiles furnished by tho secretary of
state be returned and that '.'.Ml ivey
stone tiles be ordered.
Motion was lostv
Easterllng (fusion) of Huffalo.offere.d
the following resolution:
Whereas, Section I of article III
of the constitution of the state
of Nebraska provides that mum
ber of tho legislature shall be al
lowed 10 cents per mile for each
mile traveled lu going and return
ing from each session of the legis
Wheteas. Said mileage is intend
ed for the purpose of defra.vlng
the evpensc'i of the members, '
Therefore, be llresnhcd by this
house that all members heieof
who use free tramqortatlon over
rallrakts and the lines of oilier
public carriers in attending tills
session be not allowed mileage,
and that each meinb.'r file a state
ment with the clerk of this house
showing number of miles traveled
for which he paid and the number
of tnllen traveled that he used
Hums of Lancaster said that ns lie
was one of the members who did not
get passes, hi moied that the matter
be imlciluiteH postponed.
Motion carried, M to .'in.
.lansen of Jefferson offered a i ('so
lution relating to Congressman Ding
ley's death. Adopted.
Si urgess of Douglas moved the ap
pointment of u committee of three to
investigate charges that slate nttlei-rs
and state employes were riding on
passes and collecting mileage for tho
same. The charges had come from the.
majority and he wanted an investiga
tion. The. vote on a motion to post
pone the matter indefinitely stood It"
Ui .". and was declared lost. It was
adopted by a vole of 7'J to !! Hums
of Lancaster wanted to give this com
mittee a stenographer to tube evidence
This was amended that tho committee
use one of tlie committee clerks al
ready appointed. Messrs. Prince,
Smlthberger and Sturgess were ap
pointed. Tlie committee on privileges and elec
tions reported that Count. Judge Skip
ten of Fillmore had refused to appear
at noon In response ton subpoena with
ballots in the contest. As he was In
contempt of the house, it was ordered
that tlie sergcant-nt-arms go after him
with a warrant and bring Judge Skip-
ton ami tlie bnllots to the eapllol.
A motion of lleveiiy of Douglas that
a committee of five on resolutions bo
appointed was tabled.
Hills were introduced and read for
the Hist time and alo for the second
On motion of Prince of Hall, voting
for t'nltcd Slat's senator wns made a
special order for today at noon.
Among the bills Introduced were,
two by Fisher to provide for taxation
of telegraph und telephone, companies
of 'I per cent of gro-s earnings; by Pol
lard to prohibit olllco holding by per
sons In default o; payment of taxes;
by Mann to appropriate 81.0(10 each
year for two years to investigate caus
es and provide methods and menus to
prevent swine plnguc and hog cholera.
II. It. 301 lu a joint, resolution In re
gard to alliance with England. Tt is
identical with tho one Introduced In
the senate by Schnal of Harpy.
IVt'dnrtdiiv, .Iiiiiu.iiy IS.
When the house wan through with
tlie regular routine work yesterday
morning Harris of Otoe offered a reso
lution providing that the jurisdiction
of thu standing committee on other
asylums include the deaf and dumb
institute, the institute for the blind
nnd for the feeble minded ami the in
stitutes nt Geneva und Kearney. This
Taylor of Custer moved that the
scope of the pass Investigating com
mittee bo extended to include mem
bers of the supreme court und mem
bers of the house.
On motion of llurns of Lancaster
motion was tabled.
After this tho special order of a
vote on United States senator was
ndvnnced und the vote was taken.
The vote in dctull In the house wits
W. V. Allen Anderson of Fillmore,
Henjnmiu, ltoulier, llower, Carton,
Cawthra, Cosgrove, Crockett, Cunning
ham, Dobry, Easterllng, Eastman, El
wood, Endicott, Flynn, Frctz, Fuller,
GrandstntV, ('roll, Grosvenor, Hardy,
Johnson, Klestcr, Lemar, McCracken,
McGInley, Memmingcr, Moran, Mor
rison, Murray, Peck, Sieeke, Shore,
Smith of Hutler, Sturgess, Swan. Tnu
ner, Taylor of Custer. Taylor of Fill
more, Thompson of Clay, Vnndergrlf t,
Weaver, Wheeler, Woodnrd, Wright,
M. L. Hnyward llhike, Hroderick,
Chambers, Dlttmar, Evnns, Hall Hal
ler, Harris, Hustings, Huthoru, Hlb
bert, Nesbit, Prince, Iloush, Hundall,
Smith of Hlehardson, Walling, Wilcox,
Young, Zellcrs 30.
1). E. Thompson Anderson, Hums,
Harkson, Lune, Clark ..
Alien W. Field Chittenden, Pollard,
G. M. Lambortson .lansen, Scott 2.
E. If. Hiushaw Iliesner 1.
E. J. Halner Tucker 1.
C. E. Adams Hicks, Mltbourn-2.
T. J. Majors Armstrong, Herlet 2.
J. H. Weston Jones 1.
J. L. Webster Hoveiiy, Hurmnn,
Cox, Detweller, Hauck, .Myers, Olm
sted. M. 11. Itcesc McCarthy, Thompson
of Merrick 2.
V. I. Foss--Mnnn, Grafton 2.
E. K. Valentino Fisher, Smlthber
Frank Mnrtln-Sliaiblc 1.
J. II. Van Dusen Smith of Snllne 1
Absent and not voting Loomls and
At tho afternoon session Thompson
of Merrick submitted u resolution re
questing tho printing committee to In
vestigate whether thu parties having
the contract to print the bills were
nblo to do the work without'incouvtm
lencing tho ork of tho houso. The
resolution wat unanimously adopted.
Standard Oil and Other Interests
Said to Bo in a Big Oro Deal,
$50,008,000 PROFITS IN 1090,
Tim Ilcnenl Illto In I'rlco n ml Vimt Tro
ut In Mm Mntal ltrtpoimlbl for the
Nyiidltutn A t'oppor Htouk CrK I
On In MIcIiIkkii.
Nnw Yonrt, Jnn. 17.-Ncgotlat!ons
looking to tho consolidation of tho
copper mining Interests of the United
States have been In progross In this
city for a week.
With reputed backing no less pow
erful than that of the Standard Oil in
terests, tho American Copper Mining
company, in its combination of six
plant, expects to revolutionize the
eoppcY mining Industry of tho world,
In which tho United States already
figures as tho chief factor. The Itos
ton and Montana and the Itutto anil
llotton Mlnlnrr comnanlos. tho Old
J Dominion Copper company of Arizona,
and tho Arcadian. Tamarack nnd Osco
jola Mining companies of Michigan are
i named as tho component parts of tho
new organ b'.nt Ion,
It Is understood that the American
company will reach Into Canada and
absorb Important mines there, thus
making the combination into an Inter
national affair. The Calumet and
Hechln company, tho largest producer
in the Lake Superior rccrlon, has so
farrofiued to enter the combination.
Men who have watched transactions
In copper mining t.tochs for 18tS de
clare that a siiinll coterie of men have
added 9SO.000.000 to their wealth
through this channel.
Tho combination springs from tho
recent upheaval In copper. Prices
haro soared to tho highest figures
i known, In face of unprecedented eon
j sumption. The increased employment
of electrical energy has caused an
enormous demand for copper. Euro
pean countries alone, Inst year, used
430,789,750 pounds, and when It Is con
sidered that American miners supply
most of the foreign requirements, in
addition to home demands, the possi
bilities In tlie copper situation become
The Montana mines arc the second
most Important In tho state which
heads tho list of copper producing
ttntes, being exceeded lu importnnco
nnly by the Anaconda mine, owned by
Marcus Daly and J. 11. Hnggln. The
iAreadiuu, Tnmarnek und Oscoola prop
erties nro in tho Hancock-Houirhton
copper belt lu the Northern Michigan
peninsula. Tho Arcndlnn mine has not
been worked to any great extent, al
though its shares advanced nt mon
th) u of the consolidation suhomo from
85 lo 70 points.
The Portago lake district where tho
Michigan mines involved uro located,
la In tho throes of a copper crazo that
approximates the Kafllr manlu in South
Africa. Hrokers from Hoston, which
Is tho American copper exchange, are
doing a rushing business at branch of
fices opened on tho ground, nnd people
nro buying mining shares aa fast ns
stock certificates can be Issued.
Lcwisohn Hros. of this oity are cred
ited with being tho principal factors
in inspiring new investments in Amer
ican copper mines. They huvo agents
in London and Paris, and have en
couraged the export trado.
A ftpottcr Sulci to Hit to Trlatl to Clot Money
I'm in Dliolinrgatt SniiU Fa Conductor.
Toitcka, Kan. Jan. 17. Seventeen
conductors wero called on tho "carpet"
lu tho Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fo
oflloo In Topeka Saturday. Of this
number thirteen wero dismissed be
causo of roportcd "knocklug down"
from fares thoy rocclvcd on their
trains. Tho stealing was said to have
been discovered through traveling
men, who reported to tho general
offices that they had not received re
ceipts for fares thoy had paid. An
Investigation showod that thoso col
lections had never been turned In with
the conductors' reports.
Trainmen on tho east end of the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway
bcllevo that tho thirteen conductors on
tho west end who have been lot out or
are to bo let out on evidence furnished
by u spotter will bo reinstated. Thoy
havorecolvodno assttranco of this kind
from the management; on tho con
trary, (he officials aro still acting on
tho spotter's report, but tho conduc
tors have a letter written by tho spot
ter in whloh ho offered to suppress his
report if thoy would put up 1200
la naaohar I'alplS.
Nkw YonK, Ja. 17. Titer was an
Actual crush before tho opening of the
doors of Plymouth church, Urooklyn,
yestorday morning, of people deter
mined to hear Dr. Newell Dwight
Hill!, formerly of Chicago, deliver his
first Sunday sermon In the edifice.
The gathering in its dlfforent phases
brought forcibly to mind the days of
Henry Ward lteccher, and Dr. Mills'
moro ardont friends were delighted
Mora Crlina m Paaa.
Tawa, III, Jan. J7. Yesterday after
noon Ike Inglls shot and instantly
killed Davo Kvans, a follow negro
miner at the Springslde mine. Tho
trouble arose over dividing their
wugca. Inglls was captured and placed
.1 Montreal lJnker0o7ooo Short.
Montiihai,, Jan. 17. Albert 13.
Musscn, toller of tho savings depart
ment of tho Merchant's bank, has been
arrested. There Is a shortage In his
accounts which, It Is mid, will amount
to $00,000. Ilia rolutives are wealthy.
CHINESE SOLD AS SLAVES,
(.srr Number Rhtppsit Vrom Hona
Kong tn Tnmploo, Blex.
VANCotiVKii, H. a, Jan. 17. A story
it nllegod Chinese slavery has como to
light hero since tho arrival of the
steamship Empress of Japan from tho
Orient. Sho brought from Hong Kong
108 Chinese, of which 101 worn reported
to bo destlnod for Tnmpico, Mexico, to
work on plantations.
They were under tho care of a Chi
naman natnod Mr. Chop, who stated
that 1,300 moro nro to follow. Whllo
herding the Chlnosn from the dock to
a npcolnl train a ntampado ensued. In
their freu-iy a umber rushed toward
tho edgo of tho dock. Tlrty would
have fallen into tho bay had It not
btfen for a pollco officer who stopped
tho mad rush by knocking n score of
them down. When they wero finally
rounded up It was found that eight
wero missing. After sovcral minor
stampedes thoChlneso wore persuaded
lo get on the train.
Tho cause of tho fronzy and slam
pedo was tho arrival of a Chinaman
from San Francisco who told thom
they had been sold as slaves by Hong
Kong men nnd that they would norer
go back to China. Local Chlneso hero
are helping tho men still In hiding in
ovcry possible way, as all aro con
vinced that thoy and the remainder of
the 1,300 to follow aro bolng sold Into
slavery. They nro going to sond word
to the Chinese, government about it.
The city pollco nro hunting down
tho missing Chlneso for ovudlng th
6M) poll tax, Tho Canadian Pacific
olllclaln aro also hunting them becauso
they have contracted to tako tho party
safely over their lines and aro liablo to
a heavy customs penalty for every
Chlnnmnu lauded In lhitlsh Columbli
who docs not pay poll tax.
A ROSY VIEW OF THE ISLANDS
Itoptirt of nu Amnrlr.tu IVIm lint Utari
In thn fur Kit ii t for Your.
WAflitt.voTO.V, Jan. 17. Major Adolpb
G. Studer, who was United States con
sul at Singapore for elghteon years
and Is now visiting Washington, talks
in rrn interesting way about tho pco
p'o of tho 1'hlllpplno Islands, with
whoso customs, chnrnctcr and general
capacity ho Is fa miliar. Major Studer
is strongly In favor of tho retention
of tho islands by tho United States,
and bclloves that persons who resist
expansion stand in tho light of civili
sation and tho material advancement
of this country.
"Why should wo bo afraid to tackls
tho Philippines?" asks Major Studer.
"See what llttlo Holland has dono."
said he, In reply to Ids own question,
'with her Insignificant colony. If wo
back down wo will become tho laugh
ingstonk of tho wholo world, c'ome
people say tho Philippines nro already
ovcrpopulated. That Is nonsense.
Look at little Java, with its ls,000,OOQ
people, and then look nt Luzon, largei
than tho state of New York, richer In
every respect than Java, and yet sup
porting a papulation of less than
BOTH KILLED WITH AN AX.
A .Hurt mill Worn .in Urine Tafntlier In
Cxatden County, Mo., Found l)ent.
T.iNjr CnKKit, Jan. 17. Oeorgo W.
Anderson, aged 6.S, and Lizzie Wiso
bach, aged 18, who have been living
together for the last eighteen month,
wero found murdered nt their home
three miles east of here Friday night.
An ax was the weapon ussd, and every
indication was that tho murdor had
been committed at least 24 hours bo
foro it was discovered.
Tho body of tho woman was lying
tcross the front door sill. The body
of tho man was found In a corn crib
nearby. That ho svas struck un
awares was evident from tho fact that
ho still clutched a handful of shucks
which he was putting in a Back. The
skull of each had been olef t by two
blows of the ax.
Tlie supper table showed ttiat th
pair had entertained a third person
at the meal. Tho third person is sup
posed to be tho murderer, but no
other clue has been found.
Anderson has a wlfo and several
grown sons and daughters living in
the neighborhood. lie was a member
of Quautrcll's band during tho war
and it is said bo was worth oonsidera
AUTONOMY FOR SANTIAGO,
Kaport From Cuban Emissary Caaaai Err
trmaUim Nacro rrlvnta la Trouble.
Santiaoo, Jan. 17. El Porviene pub
lishes an extra giving a cable mes
sage from Dr. Joaquin Castillo, now
In Washington with General Wood in
the interest of the Santiago board of
trade. Dr. Castillo says thai complete
autonomy will be granted to the prov
ince. Tho wholo olty Is talking of
demonstration to celebrate the pros
pect. A negro privato of the Twenty-third
Kansas broke into i, storo opposlto the
pollco hcadquartors and stole a dia
mond ring. The polios were called
and the man was shot, though not
seriously. The local press la making
tho most of this situation, contending
that it Is only another incident In tbf
bad history of the negro regiment.
nig Bam for lobbying-.
London, Jan. 17. Tho government
of the Transvaal, soya the Pretoria
correspondent of tho Times, has ex
pended nearly 84,000,000 since 1804 in
trying to Influence tho Europoan press
and European officials to prevent tho
leasing of Polagoa bay to Great Urit
aln. Mine Worker De'e-,1 Antl-Rzpnnilok,
Pittbdduo, Pa., Jan. 17. A resolu
tion opposing tho annexation of ths
Philippines was defeated at tho United
Mine Workers' association thU aft an
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