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THE RED CLOUD CHEEP.
NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE QUIT
Clo'lnR Hour- Marked lijr flood Feellm
Con'tlnuou- Hm-lon Cuunril tj UU
Orer Appropriation nml
Tlic lfifll) legislature came (o nti
end Sunday evening, April 2, tit 0
o'clock, when tho last 1)IIIh hntl been
signed by tho presiding officers, and
the gavels fell for the Inst time. J Hh
ltisl. lumm were spent in I tying to
agree, oil Giu appropriation bills nntl
mlhccllancpjiH claims bill. It wart some,
time before tlie houses could agree on
the allowance ooliilms of dully papers
for publishing constitutional unn-utl
incuts. Ay conference committee tip
pointed to grapple with the question
recommended appropriating SI.3O0 for
tho Journal and lice, and SHOO each for
the llcatrlcc Express. Nebraska City
Press, Iiattsmouth Nows, Norfolk
News, and Editor (leddes of Grand Isl
and. The recomiucndatlon was agreed
Money 'or Nm llnllillriK.
The, session Just closed appropriated
more monev for new buildings than
former sessions, but It Is tho belief of
members that buildings wore neeessu
rv and that tfiere will bo something to
show for tho expenditures In after
The following nre theapproprintlons
for new buildings:
I.tarolu iu)Uiiii, vtIiik
Hustings nKvlmn. wlnu ...
School for Itlliul, biilldlim
feeble mlnuVU. lmllilhur
Di'iif uml iliiinh, wins
Dent ami iliinil), bollrr house
UnstluK" iiKjlmii, holler house
Norinttl chool. stiitulplpe
UnUoriltv bulliltUKH... . . ..... . .. .
.soldiers boino. Wrunil Ihliiml. Iiospltnl.
Soldiers' homo. Mllfottl, hospital ...
l'lirehuse of Mllfonl lioine
Hrnnt i.'oimlilrrutloii (ihfii.
Never before in the history of No-
bruskti legislatures have apptopriation
bills received such scant consideration.
Sumo bills hnd to be passed upon in
tho senate without consideration or
oven without reading. This was be
cause the time for llnal adjournment
had been agreed to before the legisla
ture was fully prepared to adjourn.
Owing to tho large number of new
buildings and deficiency claims pro
vided for the total appropriation will
probably be large. It is expected that
It will exceed S3,3o5.H4:i, appropriated
two years ago. The current expense
bill lis it went into tho hands of the
conference committee, appropriated
over 81,101,000, and the salary bill ap
propriated over 8843,001).
Tho beet sugar bounty claims
amounting to 3133,000 never gota place
in any bill, but the bounty for chicory
manufacturers, amounting to 814,000,
was placed In the miscellaneous claims
bill. An item of S 15,000 for unpaid
claims for bounty on wild animals and
S15.000 for future claims of the same
nature was allowed.
Serious trouble occurred between
the two houses over thu university sal
ary appropriation. A compromise was
effected and .the senate receded from
its amendment and the amount was
reduced from S3l3.lOOtoS3.IO,(K0.
The amounts carried by the current
rxnenso bill as It passed are as follows.
the figures of 1807 being given for the
sake of comparison:
floiernor I H,IU) J 7,:too
1'ouiuih.sloner of lubor il I.NW
Secretary of stnto 2.600 .0M)
Auditor.. OIKS rfiJ
TmiBiirrr l..'i ,N
Slate superintendent ll.ttvi iv.iu
Attorney ecu? nil 2.A3 S.30U
Lund commissioner U' i.VOU
Supremo court H:nfl '.Mix)
Stnto library Own) K.ooo
Hunklng department I.'JOO 1 ,3)0
Homo for tlio frlendlchs . S0..VM '.UHrtJ
Hoard of tnwsporlulton S.V) aw
Normal school O.M i 7.KVI
1 Jncoln honplul iionw u:iuoo
ihistlnif- ionium MV I7.AM0
Norfolk nsihitn WK70 K,X
Hoordof IrrlKutlon itou il.ioo
Stato unhrrstly w l.M.ouo
ICoarncv huhistrlul school rt?,7.v M..W0
lleneva Industrial school !) Sll3w
Inst Ituloileaf and dumb . ai.iUO 1VMI
Intltute for feeblo tnlmlisl . iVlum) W.t.V)
lustltute for blind W)07S 3M7ti
Klsh commission 7.7M) i,M)
Industrial homo. Mllfonl. . Il.'i") 12.I0O
Soldiers' home, (Irand iKlund . tifl.7:id K.'.I.W
Soldiers' homo. Mllford l.t.'.MO I8.J00
llounl of public lands & bullds H.f00 :r,tU
I'enttentlury isi.UX) SiHW
.Nebraska national Kuurd Ul.uoo 'JTi.KVI
Stutebounlof hrnlth '-YO uoo
Hourd of rtlucstlonul lands. 4 000 S.SJO
Stato historical society 3.MW &.)
Mlscollanrous IC..V 0.M0O
Hoard purchase utul suppllo .. W0 Coo
First Nebrnska volunteer. "Wo
acknowledge with gratltudo nnd Joy
the debt the stito ow en them by reason
of tho honor conferred upon it by their
valor." We pledge tho honor of tho
state that to the living shall bo no
corded worthy distinction and to tho
dead all that can be given the dead
a fitting memorial of their fame, but
we must regret thntclrcutnstanccs have
compelled them to give their services
nnd sacrifice their lives In a conflict at
utter variance to the very fundamental
principles of our government anil con
trary to the established policy of the
nation for more than a century. En
listing In a war for humanity, and In
the cause of human liberty, complica
tions have arisen which has compelled
tliem to engage in a conflict against n
people w ho have been battling against
the oppression of Another nation for
nearly four hundred years, tfueh a
conillctisnot "defending the principles
of our government and adding new
glory to our flag," which has been over
stooil as the glorious emblem of free
dom. I cannot stultify myself nml the calm
Judgment of the thinking people of
this coiniuoim calth by jrivlng official
approval to the statement thatthe wnr
of coniptcst now carried on In the far
away Philippines Is In defense- of the
principles of -our government and i
adding new glory to our flng.
W. A. l'OVMKIt,
till rut lent lonn.
The legislative committee nppolnted
to Invcstlgaie the insurance depart
ment of the auditor's oflice, submitted
Its repot t to the legislature. The re
port was accompanied by 1,'.'47 pages
of testimony. The investigation cost
In the neighborhood of S'.'.OOO.
The report details findings findings
of fact, censures both Cornell and I.ltcty
and concludes as follows:
Yourrommtttw. nftcr carefully InvestlsntlnR
tN testimony In tlioeaso. do not find unmnds
for lirioiic!iiniMit. usilnlliioil In tho only prece
dent In this stato, tho llnstliiHs rase, t'ndnr
the law ns enunciated bv Samuel Maxwell, In
hN dissenting opinion In that case, an Irnpeuch
tnriit of John V. Cornell would bo Juslltlrd. and
wo bellci own would lo sustained, t'tuler the
law us enunciated bv the majority of tho court
In Its Mveupliu- opinion, John l l.'ornoll would
not bo roio Ictcd If hnpcui'licil by tho letjlsln
turn. With this rondltlon of the law and tho uncer
tainty and utter ttntiroimlillliv of com lotion by
the supreme court, lnvolvlm; as It would un out
luy of sutuI thousand dollars expnsn to thn
stnty. -.oiiri'Mmnilttcn has, without recommend
ation, nlalnlv set. out tho facts, as disclosed by
tliemlilence', nndapilii challoime our atten
tion to the uross trreKiilarltles prnctlceil by tho
state undltor and hUsiiboidlnates.
'rim iitinii! Iliiclltiis of fact form a ulaln. con
i Uo mid unprejudlecsl statement of tliooildonco
tuken bv tli" eommlttco and nro rospectfally
submlttid for the eonsldcratlon of the loulslu
turo of the state of Nebraska and throuuh It to
thy cltlMinshlp In tho state, which should at all
times know tho conduct of their public son nuts.
Eotli houses ordered the report spread
upon the records.
In regard to the supreme court, two
reports were presented. The minority
report, signed by Representative Shore,
democrat, recommended Impeachment
of Justice Norvnl for having accepted
payment of interest on a salary war
rant, to which he was not entitled.
Thu majority report signed by Messrs.
Lane and Detweiler, republicans, found
there had been no intentional violation
of law in Justice Norval's action nor on
the part of the other justices.
The majority report was adopted by
the house, and both reports were or
dorcd spread on the records.
SOME OF THE NEW LAWS.
PROCEEDINGS OF UPPER LEG
A Rnrrlnct Numiimr- of the Dolii; of
Urrk A AIkm of Dill, Ko-otil-lion,
Ktc, Acted Upon,
Thurmliiy, Mitred DO.
'JJhe most exciting event in the don
ate yesterday was n clamor over the
house bill providing for the erection
Of two state normal schools. The bill
was defeated on Its passage, the vote
standing 111 to Klafterscveral menibeH
had changed their votes back nml
s Tho following were among the bilN
passed by the senate yesterday An
appropriation for thu. purchase of thu
soldiers' homo at Mllford. an uppio
pritatlon of S'J,(K)i) for tho aid of the
sick and wounded soldiers' of the first
and Third Nebraska regiments, a com
pulsory education law, appropriating
8i!,noo for the state horticultural so
ciety, a bill for the foreclosure by the
stntc of tax Hens and u bill amending
the Irrigation law relating to Irrigation
The committee on finance, ways and
means of the senate reported tho sal
ary appropriations bill with an amend
ment restoring the university appro
priation to Its former igure,'8'.'4'J,000,
The bill was taken up In committee of
the wholu and the work upon It ex
tended Into the night session. During
the afternoon the bill appropriating
833,000 for a new building at the state
normal school at rent was recommend
ed for passage without debate,
I'rliluy, .March III.
The senate worked all day yesterday
.in appropriations. The salary biil
was completed nnd increased to a total
or S8 in, 530, which Is 838,230 more than
was appropriated two years ago and
$47,350 more than the bill provided for
when It left the house. Of this Increase,
S3'.', 000 was in tho university salary
appropriation, making the total in
crease outside of that Item over the
amount fixed by the house only 815.350.
The senate passed on several bills for
new buildings and recommended them
all for passage, except one for a 335.000
building nt tho l'cru normal school,
which was killed on its passage.
The appropriations recommended by
the senate yesterday aggregate S1.0'.'5,
730, and tho general appropriation;.
nnd otuer claims hills pending will
probably swell the total for the session
to 8,350,000. The aomoprlHtions
passed upon yesterday by tho senate hard tussle on
and approved arc listed as follows:
Lincoln hospital, wtnc t 40.000
Hunt I m,'s nsvlum, wing 30000
School for blind, shop Oono
Feeble minded, buildings , 4S,uoo
introducer of the bill without discus
sion or opposition, limine roll No.
-'I. rctruratlutr the fees of tho clerk of
Hhe supreme court, wns also passed.
J In regard to the case of llos. Ham-
mono of the rrcmont Tribune, nothing
has as yet been done. Scrgcant-at-Arms
McLeod went to, Fremont to serve
the paper and did not find Mr. Ham
mond. When ho returned he did not
succeed In locating him till yesterday
morning. It is understood that Mr.
Hammond will take Ids timo in ap
pearing us he did not show up yester
day. ltepresentutlvc llevcrly of Douglas
has succeeded In having his house roll
OS passed by both houses. The bill
provides that any male or female child
under tho age of ten years shall not bo
employed in any manufacturing, me
chanical or mercantile establishment
and that no child, male or female, shall
be employed under the age of fourteen
except during the vacations of public
schools unless during the year previ
ous tho child has for twenty weeks at
tended some school. Penalties are pro
vided in thu bill for uon-compllauco
with the sections and provisions.
Vrlilar, Man It Ml.
house of representatives
The American Commission Has Is
sued Its Proclamation.
SYNOPSIS OF THE DOCUMENT,
Native Told Tlwt Tlmy Ml-nndortooi1
or Wore MUln Torino.! Itegnrrilni Our
Intention To Mitko Tlioiu l'ruv
poroa anil Happy.
Peru normal, stand nine.
Deaf and dumb, bulldlliK ,
Deaf and dumb, ir pairs
Hastings asylum, Improi (.'incuts.
. . 5,000
The L'loiliic Hours.
An attempt to place the
A Ilraolntli.il uml :i Veto,
The following resolutions were passed
bv the senate and house, being origin
ally introduced in the senate by Talbot
."That the thanks of the state be
hereby extended to tho ollleers and
men of the First Nebraska regiment
United States volunteers, for their gal
lant conduct on the Held of battle, their
courage In the presence of danger, and
their fortitude In the hardships of camp
Resolved, That we acknowledge with
gratltudo and joy, the debt the state
owes them by reason of tho honor con
ferred upon it by the valor while de
fending in the far oil" Philippines, the
principles of our government and add
ing new glory to our Hag. Wo pledge
tho honor of the state that to the living
shall be accorded worthy distinction
nml to the dead, all that can be given
the dead, a fitting memorial of their
Governor Poynterreturned the above
resolution to tho legislature without
his approval, accompanying the same
with the following message:
To the Members of the Legislature
(Jentlemen: I return to your honorable
lKdy senate illo No. 21W without my
approval. I regret that a misstate
inont of what I deem tho facts in the
resolution compels mo to take tins
course, , 4i .
,v ,.,,. i,,,u n lilrrlipi- rcirnrii for too
bmvery'.tnd gallantry rf otir briiyo sol"
', -tfltorXir. blftvfi.wwuj' I'lilHlrtfieV. rJA '
for them Would o.pciwh! '""-;'
propriety. The stato of'NebrjHka b
ind has a jubt right to be proud of tho
Mrumirrn Upon Which the I.rcUlatnre
unit lloiernor lime I'imed.
Some of the more Important bllla
which have or will become laws nre:
House roll .1.11, by oilers, appropri
ating .il.M)0 fiie mi i'iiiei'1i'iii'V fund to
be used by the stato board of" health In I normative,
me suppression oi epcoemies mm inu
prevention of diseases with the provis
ion that tho appropriation shall bo
available for expenses already in
curred in this manner.
House roll 17t, by Clark, providing a
one-mill levy for the use of the stato
House roll No. 18, by Mann, to make
plowing on the public highway a misdemeanor.
House roll 153 by .lansen, repealing
chapter 33, compiled statutes, relating
to destruction of grasshoppers. I
House roll 55, by Prince, to amend
section 10, chapter t4, compiled stat
utes, reducing Interest on stato war-
Hints from 5 to 4 per cent.
House roll S3 by Weaver, an act con
cerning tho compensation of receivers
providing that they may bo paid by
salary or on a percentage on cash te
celve'd and properly accounted for by
House roll 30';, by Weaver to locate
the state fair permanently at Lincoln.
House roll (is, by llevcrly, to limit
and regulato the employment of child
ren in manufacturing, mechanical nnd
meicantlle establishments, fixing the
nee limit at ten years and at fourteen
years under certain conditions.
House roll 102, by lleverly, regulat
ing and limiting the hours of employ
ment of females in manufaoturing, me
chanical, industrial uml mcrcnutUe es
tablishments. House roll '.'05, by Weaver, re-enact-Inir
the Insurance laws.
House roll -05, by committee on sol
diers' home, appropriating S13.500 fu
tile purchase of the site of tho soldiers'
homo ut Mllford.
House roll O'.'.l, by Thompson of Mer
rick at request of governor, appropri
ating 83,000 as an emergency fund for
tho use of the members of tho l'irst
regiment nt Manila.
Senate tile 137, by Talbot, an amend
ment to the Lincoln charter authoris
ing repavlug, relating to sidewnlk eon
tracts and requiring street railpays to
lay center-bearing or "T" rails.
Senate llle 103, by Steele, pormlttiug
county attorneys to follow county cases
Into other counties on change of venue.
Senate lllo 1.1.1, by Holbrook, author
ising mutual insurance companies to in
sure country churches, parsonages ami
A large number of "curative nets"
II. II. 431, by .lanscn, creating a food
commission nniLprnviding regulations
for manufacture and sale of foods and
appropriating S.I, 000 annually.
11, It. 31s, by Flynn, providing that
fire escapes shall be placed on build
ings four or moro stories in height,
except such are used for private resi
dences exclusively, but Including flats
and apartment buildings.
II. It. 444, appropriating funds for
payments of salaries of stnto ofllcers
and heads of state institutions,
.Uoek yards bill at the head of the sift
ing tile in the senate precipitated a
furious debate Friday The chair held
ILI1UL ,1 lllMJIJlll' 111 illU illi:illllVl, IUI--U-III.
and voting could advance bill. The
adoption of Mr. Canailay s report to
place tho hill at head of general file
was up. Tho vote was a tie, being
14 to 14. The chair cast his vote in the
Van Duseii demanded a
call of tho house. After a couple of
hours all members were present. The
chair wub sustained by a vote of 17 to
10, and the bill was declared udvnnced.
General appropriations occupied thn
most of the time of the senate Friday
afternoon nnd evening. As In the house
tho scnato expunged the resolution
censuring Colonel Stotsenburg.
At tho night session of tho senate a
large crowd of spectators watched tho
proceedings with interest. Hills on
llnal passage were taken up llrst. it
being tho purpose to set enrolling
clerks to work. During tho early
hours tho senate passed the salary ap
propriation bill, house roll 441. The
house refused to concur In tho amend
ments and Senators Talbot, Currie and
Farrell were appointed as a conference
A pleasant event wns the presenta
tion of a large portrait to Lieutenant
Governor Gilbert, a portrait of himself.
Senator Noyes of Douglas, the nestor
of the senate, made the presentation
speech, and tho lieutenant-governor
. The house of representatives had
a lively session yesterday after thu
sergeant-at-arms had made his return
on the subpienu which he had served
on Hoss Hammond. Ho gave with it
somo rensons which the editor gnvo
when tho paper was served .is to why
lie should not appear. He had de
manded his fee, ana also had said as n
federal ofllccr, iic could not come. It)
addition, he said that the spirit of thu
action of the house wns against thu
freedom of the press, which lie depre.
catcd. Ho also denied the jurisdiction
of the house.
At this Representative Hums handed
in n long explanation of his notion in
going on the sifting committee nnd In
which he made a sensational statement)
that the only mention of money in re
gard to legislation had come to hltn
from It. It. Schneider. He was very
much worked up over the matter and
the speeches which he made were
among the warmest of the session.
A little further along In the session,
Representative Fisher introduced a
resolution finding Mr. Hammond in
contempt for not answering the sub
prenn of tho house. After some dlb
eusslon this was passed.
An effort was made to reconsider tho
bouse action on the Lincoln monument
bill, but failed. The bill had been
postponed. In the debate Cunningham
of Harlan, and Taylor of Nance, nearly
came to blows over personal remarks.
The house in committee of the whole
considered all the bills on tho sifting
tile reported yesterday and ufter a
some of them piaeeu
them on their passage. The voting
machine bill was recommended for
postponement, but was finally, on the
report of the committee, recommended
for passage. Something of a sensation
was sprung by Taylor of Custer, who
found that the free attendance high
school bill had been added to the re
port of the sifting eommlttco after it
hud been made tho property of tho
house. The bill wns ordered placed
again on the sifting tile and was later
reported by the sifting committee for
advancement with the list of bills mb
Manila, April 5 Tho United States
Philippine commission formally is
suc.l its proclatnation.to tho peoplo of
the Islnnd to-day. Tho preamble re
cites the cessation by peace treaty of
the Philippine islands to the United
States and refers to tho appointment
of the commission. The proclamation
in part Is as follows:
The commission desires to assure
tho people of tho Philippine islands of
tho cordial good will and fraternal
feeling which Is entertained for them
by the President of tho United States
ind by the Atnorlc.m people.
Tho aim and object of the American
government, apart from tho fulfill
ment of tho solemn obligations it lias
assumed toward tho family of nations
by its neceptanco of sovereignty over
the Philippine islands is tho well
being, prosperity and happiness of tho
Philippine peoplo and their elevation
and advancement to a position among
tho most civilized peoples of tho
Saturday morning business was re
sumed in the senate and ns on Friday
the principal work accomplished was
progress on the appropriation bills.
The governor's veto of the resolution
thanking tho First Nebraska for de
fendlntr the principles of our govern
ment and ndding new glory to our ling
was received. The senate passed the
resolution over the veto, ufter consider
A committee appointed to wait on
the governor, reported that the execu
tive had no further communication to
Members of the senate showed up
from time to time Sunday wnltlng tho
signing of bills and finally concluded
at G p. m.
en nml nolli
u'treec i'AffWay ttn'es:
by Talbot, pcriuittlpg fire-
icemen to , rUu . tree., on
:i s- ....
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All "His iiiiiriiriuiiui iimiJL'y lur
buildings at statu institutions.
Tliiirfulny, Mnrrli no.
The house has about completed Its
work so far us any rush of business is
concerned. Yesterday was a very
quiet day with the representatives
with many marked evidences that they
wore working for time. In the course
of tho day tho last of tho house rolls
recommended for passage in committee
of tho whole were passed and adjourn
ment time came just as it would have
been necessary to go into committee of
the whole to consider senate tiles had
tiie members desired to continue their
In the morning tho Lincoln charter
amendments and two Omaha charter
amendments were passed. A large
number of senate euratlvo hills were
passed also, consuming a great deal of
tltuo in the process. The deficiency
nnd claims bills got through on third
reading. Tho claims bill failed to pass
with the emergency clause, receiving
only ilfty-four otcs. House roll 'No.
lilt) for the control of buUdlng and loan
nrfeouiutloiih was passed iustijircvious
o adjournment. The senate amvpv.
minus m it ".-iivvr s iiisui xucu win wuru
read uad concurred in on motion of the
The T.nst Hleffe.
Fridny morning the house rcceivco
reports from the commltteo appointed
to Investigate the supreme court. The
minority, Representative Shore. demo,
recommended impeachment of Justice
Norvnl. The minority report was not
adopted. The majority report was
adopted on motion of Jansen of .letfcr
son. lty .1:30 o'clock Friday nftcrnoon.
town time, the house had transacted
all the routine business In connection
with bills which it was possible to do
uniess previous votes were reconsid
ered. Just a little while before that
nil tho bills on the sifting file and on
tho ireneral iilo wero postponed nnd
toe last bill ready for third reading
At the evening session the report of
tho committee which had been investi
gating tho supremo court wns submit
ted and the discussion on that coin
Mimed a considerable portion of the
time till the senate had passed a few
house rolls and was ready to submit
them for the concurrence of the house.
Thu Weaver insurance bill, contrary
to tho general belief among insurance
men, contains a provision so favorable
to the mutual life companies that they
can do business and issue guaranteed
policies about as well as under a spe
cial law prepared in their interest.
Harkson of Lancaster introduced a
resolution placing tho Tennessee mar
ble, formerly known ns John Citrrie's
marble, in the possession of the old
soldiers to bo used by them ns they de
sire for the erection of a monument.
The house expunged from the re
cords tho resolutions censuring Colonel
At. tln Fridav evcnlntr session of tho
house a largo crayon portrait of Speak
er Clark was presented to him by the
Tho house spent the entire day Sat
urday trying to agree with the senate
on the stnto university snlary appro
priation bill. Three conference com
mittees were appointed which towards
tho last were composed of men against
the appropriation of 3343,500. The
senate stood firm and a compromise
was finally agreed upon at 8330.000.
One olll was passeu, a minimi insur
ance bill. Heyond this scarcely any
thing was done except to listen to a re
port on the acts of e.x-Supetintendent
J. A. Gillespie of the Omaha deaf and
The house refused to pass over the
governor's veto the resolution thank-
ing un: rirni. .iii
A committee appointed to wait upon
the governor and notify him the house
wns ready to adjourn, reported that
tiio governor thanked tho house for
courtesies shown, and that ho had no
further communication to make.
At Saturday evening's session of the
house very little wns done except to
await action in confidence. A number
of ox-members of the legislature, who
wm uresent. were called upon to talk.
i:-Speakcr Hldcr.Cong-cssmun Strode
and others responded. At 3:30 Sunday
morning the claims bill was in dispute
ami tho members agreed to come back
in the morning at 10 o'clock to be pres
ent when tho bills wore signed by pre
The business before the houpo, wan
Satin day, but the signing or bills Kept
it together uutll 0 p. in. Sunday.
In the meantime tho nttentlon of
tho peoplo of tho Philippine is in
vited to certain regulative principles
by which the United States will be
guided in its relations with them.
These nro deemed to bo tho points of
First The supremacy of the United
States must and will bo enforced
throughout every part of the archipel
ago and those who resist it can ac
complish no end other than their own
Second To the Philippine people
will bo granted tho mo3t ample liberty
and self-government reconcilable with
tho maintenance of a wise, just, sta
ble, cirectivo and economical adminis
tration of public nflalrs ami compat
ible with tho sovereign and inter
untionnl rights nnd tho obligations of
tho United States.
Third The civil rights of tho Phil
ippine people will be guaranteed and
protected to tho fullest, extent; re
ligious freedom will bu nssured and all
persons shall bo equal and have equal
standing In tho eye of tho law.
Fourth Honor, justtco and friend
ship forbid tho use of tlte Philippine,
peoplo or tho Islands they inhabit as an
object or means of exploitation. The
purpose of tho American government
is tho welfare and advancement of tho
Fifth There shall bo guarantcod tc
the Phillpplno peoplo an honott and
effective civil sorvlce, in which, to the
fullest extent to which It Is practical,
natives shall be employed.
Sixth Tho collection and applica
tion of all taxes and other revenues
will be placed upon a sound, econom
ical basis, and the publla funds, raised
and collected honestly, will bo applied
only to defray tho regular nd proper
expenses incurred by and for the es
tablishment nnd maintenance of the
Philippine government and such gen
eral Improvements as tho public Inter
ests may demand. Local funds col
lected will bo used for local purposes
and not to be dovotcd to other ends.
With such prudent and honest fiscal
administration It is believed that the
needs of tho government will, In a
short time, becomo compatible with n
considerable reduction In taxation.
Seventh A pure, spcody and effect
ive administration of justice will be
established whereby may bo eradi
cated tho ovlls arising from delay,
corruption. nud exploitation.
RAILWAYS AND INDUSTRIES.
Eighth Tho construction of roads,
railroads and similar means of com
munication and transportation and of
other publlo works, manifestly to the
advantage of itio Phillpplno people,
will bo promoted.
Ninth Domestic and foreign trndc
and commerce, agrlculturo and oilier
industrial pursuits tending toward tho
general development of tho country,
in tho interest of the Inhabitants,
shall bo objects of constant sollcltudo
and fostering care.
Tenth Effective provision will be
made for tho establishment of ele
mentary schools In which the chil
dren of tho peoplo may bo o located
and appropriate facilities provided for
Eleventh Reforms in all depart
ments of tho government, all branches
of tho publlo survlco and all corpora
tions closely touching tho common
life of tho peoplo will be undertaken
without delny and effected conforma
bly with right and justice in a way to
satisfy tho well founded demands and
tho highest sentiments ami aspirations
of the peoplo.
Such is . tho spirit In which tho
Unitetl Stales comes to tho peoplo of
tho Phillpplno Islands, nnd the Presi
dent has Instructed tho commission to
make this publicly known.
In obeying his behost, tho commis
sioners dcslro to join tho President in
expressing their good will toward tho
Philippine pjoploaud to extend to tho
leading representative men an iuvlta
tion to meet them for tho purposo of
personal ncqualntancj nnd tho o?:
change of vlowt nnd opinions.
THAT DREADED WET SEASON
American Troop Wltti'tooil Manila ll.ilii
Wasiiisoto.v, April B. - War depart
mont ofllclnls look upon tho npproach
of the wet season in tho Philippines
ns probably a decisive factor In deter
mining tho character of tho military
movements during tho next six
months. This period of rains and
storms Is no new and untried danger,
for tho Uulto.l States troopj wero In
the trenches around Manila through
much of tho worst part of tho wet
season last summer. Major Simpson,
chief of bureau of military Informa
tion, was then on the staff of General
Grcono and learned from expcrlcnco
how far thU wet season offected tho
health and comfort of the men and re
tarded military operations. Generally
speaking, he s.iys, men were up to
their knees In mud nud water during
July and Augtut, when our trenches
wero drawn around Manili. Hut while
this was u great personal ineonven
icuco it did not causo any material In
crease in tho sick rate. About tho
worst fcaturo was that tho strctchei
of quagmlro mado it next to Impossi
ble to execute military improvements
on a largo scale.
The wet season docs not begin ns n
rulo until June, so that it is about
three months before its orTecti would
bo seriously felt. -The present months,
April nnd May, generally como under
tho head of tho hot season, which just
precedes tho drenching ruins begin
ning in June.
The hottest weather is in May, al
though It never goes abovo 100 de
grees. Generally this merges Into the
heavy ruins and violent storms of
June, the wet season lasting for six
months. The season docs not como on
abruptly, but it is a gradual transition
uutll everything Is in n condition ol
Last summer the firU expedition ol
United States troops lauded about
July 1, and by that time thu wet sea
son was well under wny. The men
were sent Into the trenches for twenty-four
hours and then relieved. In
this way two regiments would ba
moved up every morning and for Hint
day and night would stand In tho
kncc-dccp rain and mud. Hut it would
have been difficult, if not impossible,
to have kept troop? exposed to such
conditions for any extended time.
Tho Astor battery was one of the
bodies serving during part of tho rainy
season, t-nptatn March, ono of tho of
ficers of tho battery, was hero recently
and in speaking of tho sick rato dur
ing the wet season, said that it wn
ltopt down to 4 per cent. Tills is
considered very low, oven under
favorablo circumstances, and is taken
to offset soma of the serious reports as
to tho effect of tho wet season. This
low sick rnto is In part attributed ta
tho strict sanitation onjoincd on the
American force. Malaria and ty
poid abound, so that our troops
wero mado to drink boiled water.
Major Simpson says that at no
timo did tho malaria or typhoid as
sume tin epidemic form. It is the gen
eral belief that General Otis will com
plete his present campaign beforo the
wet season opens, and confino his ef
forts after that to holding tho ground
already won, keeping up communica
tions, protecting ills flanks and wait
ing for tho dry season to glvo him
another period of actlvo operation.
MORMONS ARE IN POLITICS.
Mly 1'ixt Taken IUtIiist to an A-jliim.
San FuvxriHco, April 5. Lily Post,
the opera singer, lias been adjudged
insa.uo anil-taken to.tho.uxylnm at Ag-
liews hho was flo violent .thai 'fliW
attendants were compelled to bind her
limb in order to hcep her from harm
Vleivi of i MethollU Preacher Who
Nkw Youk, April 5. Tho Rev. Dr.
Thomns C. Iliff of Salt Lake City ad
dressed tho Methodist preachers'
weekly meeting In this city yesterday,
on "The Present Situation in Utah.'
Dr. Iliff has becu tho superinten
dent of the Methodist mission in Utah
for twenty-flvo years. Ho Is making
bis present trip ns tho chairman of a
commltteo representing tho evangel
ical churches of Utah to prevent thu
admission to the next Houso of Repre
sentatives of Hrlgham II. Roberts. In
thu courso of his nddrcss Dr. Iliff said:
"If Iirigham II. Roberts is permit
ted to sit in Congress, It will bo Inter
preted Inovery Mormon hamlet as tho
fulfillment of Iirigham Young's proph
ecy, nnd also as nationalizing polyg
amy. Tho Mormons will redouble
thoir energies. Already tiny may bo
said to hold tho balance of power in
Idaho and Wyoming, und thoy aro
very strong In Novada, Arizona and in
Southwest Colorado; Tho other day
tho wifo of a Senator from a stnto ad
joining Utah, horself a Mothodlst, wus
nsked to uso her inlluenco on behalf
of our crusade. She replied that sho
could not do anything about tho mat
ter. That shows tho Mormon inllu
unco In politics.
"We ask that Congress shall expol
Roberts. We at first petitioned that
ho bo not tccelvod, but after confer
ring with cx-Sonator Edmunds and
others, we think that tho proper pro
cedure is to oxnel him."
Juiljo l'rlnlc lCxonoratod.
SiMtlNoi'iKU), Mo, April 5. Probate
Judge James A. Frink, who was in
dicted immediately after tho election
last fall upon the chargo of having
failed to turn over unclaimed feos to
tho county treasurer, was acquitted lu
the criminal court yesterday.
CAPT. WATSON IN NO DANGER
Fun-ton Cable- That tho Woumlocl Kttu,
-au' Comlltlon I tficollent.
PiTrsnuita, Kan., April 5. In nn
swer to a cablegram to Colonel Fun
ston, sent by tho citizens of Pittsburg,
inquiring ufter tho condition of Cap
tain W, J. Watson of Company K,
iwontloth Kansas, who was suvorelv
wounicd at tha.hattlo of Mnhilti M...
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r'M.VMi,A, Annl fy.VAWft4ftCnmp
bell, Pittsburg, Kan. Condition' ex
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