Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190?, March 06, 1896, Image 2

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TIIOS. J. O'KKKITE, I'nMliher.
l)f MOCitATfl of Ncbraskn will hold
their convention nt Lincoln. April '-',,d.
Tit u'ks of gold have bren found on
the farm of Jeremiah I cnton, nenr
Fuimimis )n the vicinity of -s'orth
Dend Wave already contracted to raise
140 acres of -chicory.
Tub Warren Live Slock company of
Duncan shipped out six car of line
theep to Chicago Friday.
John Nieodemus of Pierce county
will spend fifteen months in the peni
tentiary for cattle stealing.
Indicai ions arc favorable that the
eo-operatlvo creamery at Valparaiso
will soon he built and in successful
Tiik Herman Lutheran Orphans' home
of l-'rcnuint hns received u legacy of
SfHtiO. bequeathed to it by Mrs Klholz
of West Point
1'ivi: thieves made n very successful
haul Sunday evening at Levi's barn In
Nebraska City, but. got as far as Dun
bar, where they were arrested.
Mitt". .Ioiin lliNDMAN of Ashland
while III was given a largo doso of car
bolic acid by her husband through a
mistake. Prompt attention saved her
Tut: motion tiled in the district court
nt Plattsmouth for the removal of Re
ceiver .John A. Donelan of the Commer
cial Hank of Weeping Water was over
ruled. Jtuiuic Srin.ti of the distrlctcourt has
appointed I. M. llnzeii of IHue Springs
receiver of the defunct llluo Springs
bank-. The lond was llxed fn the sum
of 540,000.
Wiiii.k attempting to board n train
at Valley .1. II. Soy fell under the
wheels and received such a badly
crushed foot that amputation became
Tin. Lincoln city council has pased
a cigarette ordinance. It prohibits thu
use of cigarettes, cigars or tobacco by
poisons under 18 years of age within
the city limits.
Ri;v. .1. C. Iitwix, who has been pas
tor of the Presbytetlan church at
North Platte for the past fh years,
lias leslgued, the resignation to take
effect April!.
Gr.or.oi. Lko.vwid, ii farmer living
near Quintou, was thrown from a
w agon and died from his injuries. He
formerly lived at Olo, la., and leaves a
wife and blx children.
Tin: preliminary trial of Edward
l.oren. for the murder of Michael Trn
vers near McCook was completed last
week, and the defendant committed to
jail to await the next term of the dis
trict court.
Tun refusal of Dr, Mackuy. superin
tendent of the asylum nt Norfolk, to
receive Mrs. Minnie Kinshow as an in
sane pat'ent is causing much feeling nt
Fremont, and un investigation will
proluili.y result,
Deputy Sheriff S. W. Passu atcr of
Warren county, la., presented toliov
ernor Iloleombn requisition from the
governor of Iowa for the return to that
sfile of I'M Tiirnlpsced to answer the
cnuiguof burglary.
Makk Ruiish of Dalbncr. a son of
Hon. li C Iturn., has been arresfd
uud'Uikcu to Fremont on u charge of
-ihicntcning to shoot William liolden,
on of Andrew '('olden, a prominent
farmer living near town.
I'ltoMlxCNTcilizcnot Nebraska City
who for the present does not care to
disclose his identity, has offered to
exeat ii suitable library building to cost
not less than &T..MI0, providing thu city
will donate :i suitable location.
Ac.m.i, for n meeting to organize a
Ruffntu county poultry club or associa
tion has been issued to be held in
Kearney, February -'it There are quite
a large number of chicken fanciers and
oi ccders in. and around Kearney.
Thomas ,1. Ww.i.Aa:, formerly
owner of a meat market at Alliance
was warned to quit the country a few
months ago, being accused of cattle
robtling. His residence was watched
"by unknown men several hours, but the
proprietor and family were absent.
I.s u runaway on his farm, six miles
MJutheast of McCook.'-oiomoii Sehott, a
ermitn farmer, was instantly killed.
The wagon overturned and as the man's
foot caught in a hole in the bottom of
the box the vwagon box fell on top of
him, breaking his neck. The deceased
was 30 years old and was shottlyto
have beeli married.
Iris-safe to say .that !M)0( acres of
experimental irrigation land from va
nous systems will bo planted to veget
ables and beets in 11 till county this
M-asoo. Out iii'the sand hills the storm
water of early -spring will be caught in
ionds tuade.ncnr the table lauds, mid
this water used vw hen required for wa
tering fields and gardens below.
TiiKeity oouncll of Hastings decided
tiguiust thu gus ordinance witii thu tlal
rate of !.!!.' per thousand feet, four
member voting aye and three no. The
gns consumers and cili-cus generally
nil. be in suspense for the next few
days to le-aiui vwhut the company will
decide to do, 'Whether shut down the
plant or accept bueh a franchise as the
council isrtisposud'to grant.
(ii:oi!di; Mi.iz was nrrestod at Lin
coln and brought to Geneva, nnd will
remain in the cooler until ho is brought
before tlio court for chicken stealing.
The farmers art- after Met;, and his ac
complices and will bee that they re
ceive just puu1litueut for their crimes.
They will have to tvuswer how anil
here they eatue Into possession of
three or four hundred chickens. George
Mcl& is not a slraoger ite the burs and
the people will look ufter ilns ease -ery
IIavkuk'K will put in a system of
water works during the next ninety
days, lionds were voted last week
The liurliugton railroad made a thor
ough test of the chemical properties of
the water before locating it shops
there and found it excellent for manu
facturing purposes.
Thomas DiggerstafT, a young man
nbout 17 year of age. residing in the
southern part of Saunders county, was
out huutinir. and in attempting to pull
u t-hotguu out of a wagon the weapon
was accidentally disoharged and its
contents tore tliroueh the muscles of
one of jhe young man s arms above thp
td-oy. Jie uied fu mlofs of blutd
Tlradtnc for tVMllerI.lfr.
Tho hearing on the petition for a
comminution of the death sentence of
Wnllinr tlin rnnilnitined DaWSOtl COIintV
I niinxln.Ai. ,...- linlft It t tin, nlllpr, nf
iiiiuiigiuil r w w ..... .....ww -
(lovornor llolcomb last week. Captain
MoNumara. the attorney who defended
Walker during the trial, appeared to
plead his ease with the goernor He
read iv iargc number of petitions from
citizens of Dawson county for execu
tive clemency, nnd followed theso with
quite n number from Kentucky. Cap
tain Mc.Nnmaru bald that theso last
were in the nature of new light on
Walker's ease While tho Nebraska
petitioner, were unanimous in tho
opinion that Walker was hopelessly in
snnc, and was so at the time of tho
murder nnd trial, the Kentucky peti
tions were from parties w ho had known
Walker in his youth and early man
hood. They were nil to tho effect that
at that period the condemned man
never evinced tho least symptoms of in
sanity, llo was regnrded as a quiet,
sociable, even-tempered man, nnd one
who gave every promlso of becoming a
most useful and exemplary citlzon.
Tho Nebraska petitioners held that tho
prisoner was always morose, vindictive
and positively dangerous. The gover
nor will give his decision In the case at
an early day.
N!rnl(n Cluli liuorpnrulril.
Articles of Incorporation of tho Ne
braska club were llled with the secre
tary of state. The principal olllco of
tho enterprise is located at Omaha.
Tho object of this association, as de
veloped by tho context of the article?,
is the crystallization of tho existing
sentiment in favor of keeping tho state
of Nebraska to the front and to in
crcoso the present population by 1,000,
000 citl.cns by the veur 11)00. 'J he cap
ital stock is placed at S.00,000, in
shares of SI each, with the privilege of
doing business when fl.000 shares shall
have been paid up The club can incur
no greater timouiit oi imteuicuness
than the nmoiint in the treasury not
otherwise appropriated. '1 ho board of
directors consistsof not less than iiftceii
members, one to each county having an
organized club. Tho incorporators are
.1. K. Smith, ItosH L. Hammond, O. C.
Holmes, Clinton N. Powell, Charles 1
Wllllumson, Ell A. Humes.
Nv htult, UnUrrMty Itrgi-tit.
Governor llolcomb has appointed
Victor llosewatcr, managing editor of
the Omaha Dee, regent of the Stato
university to succeed Henry I). Kstu1
brook, resigned. Mr. Kstabrook re
moves from the state March 1, and thu
appointment of Mr. llosewatcr becomes
effective on that date.
Letters from tho following gentle
men recommending Mr. llosewatcr to
the position are on file at tho exeeutivo
olllco: President Scth Low, Columbia
college, New York; President 1). C
Oilman of Johns Hopkins university and
member of the Venezuela commission;
Prof. Nicholas Duller, recently presi
dent of the National Educational asso
ciation und now dean of tho faculty of
philosophy, Columbia college; Prof.
.John V. Jiurgcss, dean of the faculty
of political science, Columbia college;
Prof. Herbert D. Adnms, head of tho
department of history and polities in
.Johns Hopkins university; Prof. Wil
liam A. Keener, dean of the faculty of
law, Columbia college; Prof. John 11.
Flnlev. nresldent of Knox college,
Oalesburg, III., and other educators of
national reputation.
Toiirliliii; Unciiriifil l.iiuil (iriinU.
In accordance with an order from
Judge Caldwell of the federal court at
Omahn, two petitions in equity were
tiled by Assistant United States Attor
ney Hush, wherein tho I'nlon Pacific
and others nnd the Sioux City ,V Pacillc
ami others are defendants.
The petitions, under instructions
from the attorney general, were pre
pared nlmobt a year ago und are tiled
after his approval of them.
The suits involvo several hundred
persons who have purchased lands of
the two railroad companies mentioned.
The subpoenas will bo given to the mar
shal and service secured ns rapidly as
nnllili Siniihiriielion is contemplated
aguinst the Durlington and holders of
laud titles emanating from that com
pany. Afti-r tlm (i(TfiulT.
.iLlncoln dispatch: At the governor's
otllco requisition papers were issued for
(leorge Smith, charged with grave rob
bing in Douglas county. On the night
of February 0 he Is said to have bro
ken into the grave of and removed tho
body of Jacob llelin. Smith is now
under arrest in Polk county. Iowa, and
Detective Cox lias been appointed agent
to return him to Omaha. Requisition
papers were also issued for Frank
Smlckle. Ho is accused of tho crime of
burglary in Drown county, this state,
and is now under arrest in tiregory
county, South Dakota. William It.
Day was named as agent to return
?lr.ml.ii ntliniil (iunril.
Adjutant Oeneral Durry is having
prepared a now book of rules and regu
lations for tho use of tho Nebraska Na
tional Guard. The last one was Issued
in 1883, and since, .then many of its
provisions hnvo been rendered nugato
ry by subsequent legislation. The pres
ent code has nothing whatever to do
with tactics, but was adopted by the
State Military Hoard on tho 1.1th Inst.
Among the Interesting contents will bo
found rules and procedure, arms and
accouterments, target practice, honors,
salutes and olliciul visits, armories aud
arsenals and an instructive chapter on
court martial. One of tho most useful
portions of tho new work is tho artielo
of instruction to civil officers as to the
method of procedure In calling out tho
militia. In times of strikes and not
there generally arises serious questions
of formality and precedence in making
demands upon tliu governor lor troops.
The proper manner in which to pro
ceed at these junctures is fully ex
plained in the new work.
Ndiraoku WtMitim Uiutrr Arret.
Philadelphia ipatch: Thu police of
the city have in custody n man and
woman charged with swindling a num
ber of largo stores Jure, and suspected
of operating successfully in New York,
Dohton and elsewhere. The prisoners
ore well dres.ed and possessed of con
siderable money and diamonds. The
man gavo his name as Itobcrt Davidson
und says he comes from ( hicago. The
police expect to prove that he is of a
respectable fumliy in Denvor Tho
woman says she ; Nellie Edwards.
Mie is believed to Jinic tome from a
town in Nebraska.
llii Vote- Wim !illO to .18 .Mr,
lUli Urn
Itriiorls tin) .llcanurn tt At
1'rn S.vnlrin ii ItrcnriU
Sin t - Attorney mid
nliuU Tliu UIII'h .Mm I ii
Waiii(1TO.v, March 2. The Sen
ate amendments to tho army appro
priation bills were non-concurred in
by tho House to-dny and the bill was
sent to conference.
Mr. Lacey, chairman of the public
lauds committee, called up the bill to
lease certain lands in Arizona for
school purposes, which was vetoed
yesterday by the President, and moved
that It bo passed over the veto.
Mr. Lucey, in support of his motion,
said that tho house was confronted
with the constitutional interference
of the president on a hill that had
passed both houses unanimously.
Mr Lacey explained that the hill
was identical witii that authorizing
Oklahoma to lease her educational
lands for school purposes, which had
been prepared and passed by tho last
Congress at tho icquest of the Secre
tary of the Interior and the commis
sioner of the general land oflice. A-.
a result of the Oklahoma bills. W.GOo
hud been renlled in that territory last
year, wliih under the former system
Sh.,ui)0 liuu been obtained. Was
it implied now, he asked.
that the governor of Arizona was
not us competent to lease these lands
as the Secretary of the Interior, 1 sOO
miles away. "Doth were Mr. Cleve
land's appointees The veto .message
had called attention to the opposition
of "Inllueiitlal citizens" in Arizona
Naturally such opposition would exist
The cattle barons in Oklahoma had
protested, yet the law in that terri
tory hud worked admirably. Some
of thesu hinds were now 'occupied
without nuiliorily ami without rental.
The President, Mr. Lacey said, had un
doubtedly been deceived, lie had
been influenced by men who hnd, per
haps, been influenced by others inter
ested in obtaining; tho use of these
lands free of charge.
Mr Murphy, the Arizona delegate,
made the positive statement that the
bill had the approval of the secretary
of the interior und the commissioner
of the general land oflice. and that
their opinions in writing hud been
laid before the President while ho was
considering tho bill. Notwithstand
ing this sttitement, Mr. Turner of
Georgia thought it could be assumed
safely that the President hail had the
advieo of the seeretarv of the interior
aud that the latter probably hud in
spired the veto. One of the principal
objections raised by the President was
that tho lands, if leased by tho local
authorities of the Territory, could bo
denuded of their timber, us bv the
terms of the bill it was not necessary
to submit the leases for tho approval
of the secretary.
The vote resulted 'JoO to .IS more
than two-thirds having voted in the
atlirmative, the bill was declared
passed over the President's veto.
The announcement was greeted
with scatteiing applause by the Re
publican side.
Mr. Henderson. Republican, of
Iowa, from the committee on rules,
then presented a special order, otter
ing the I'pdegruffo bill to abolish the
fee system in the case of I'nited States
attorneys nnd marshals us an amend
ment to the legislative appropriation
Tho bill provides that the fee system
is to be abolished after June :i0 of this
year and the fees collected to be turned
into the treasury. Annual salaries
are to be paid thu United States dis
trict attorneys nnd marshals in
theso districts as folllows: In the
district of Kansas. $1,000; in tho West
tern district of Missouri, eaeli Sl.000;
In Oklahoma each $".0)0. Assistant
district attorneys, to be appointed by
the attorney general, are to receive
not over $','.. ri00. Not to exceed SI per
day for expenses in addition to actual
traveling penses, is to bo allowed
attorneys and assistants.
A Clil('!ii:i Cush In Which Im New Llcht
ltrr,tli'il Jlhlilrn I)Uimc.
Ciikwiki, March 2.- A surgical oj
eration was performed at Merey hos
pital yesterday, by Professor .'hristiau
Fenger, which was suggested by the
use of the Roentgen ray and which led
to an important discovery. The oper
ation is based on a shadowgraph taken
by means of the X rays showing the
presence of malignant diseases in tho
interior of bone hitherto unknown to
medical science.
A Mrs. Swanson eo'iiolained of n
pain in the bone of the ritrlit thigh.
Shadowgraphs of the woman's thigh
were taken, the tav passintr through
the hollow in the thigh bone contain
intr the mar row. It showed a portion
of the bono midway between the knee
aud the hip joiul two inches long and
nn inch wide was entirely gone und its
place was lilled by a spongy growth.
The operation showed that sarcoma
had attacked the thigh bone in its in
terior. This is the first known in
stance of the use of tho ray in such
deep seated disease.
The tfttuiuu At-. the Xt-xt lU-'MililU-mt
ToiT.KA, Kan , March "i. James A.
Troutman, who announced three
months aero that he would tiotaceeptn
renomiuation for lieuteuant.goveruor,
is now u candidate for governor and
will go before the Republican con
vention for the nomination. He so
dcclured himself this afternoon. He
was in conference with his friends all
forenoon, and it is understood that
upon their advice ho makes the an
nouncement that ho will be tin activo
i candidate.
ShlirplriR mill Mllnt-p iMnmcnl to the
lUtriit or Mnnj .Mllllnm In Annlriillii.
VictoitiA, D. C.Mirelt i -The last
week of January f this year will he
romombercd long by residents of thu
Australian colonies as having wit
nessed a terrible gale and Hoods on
the Queensland .oast. Many vessels
were -wrecked und villages destroyud.
The -dam-go ashore is estimated at
82,r.0O,Or'O. The loss of property at
sea was not so great, hut the los of
life by murine disasters was greater
than on shore Townsvllle, a smull
city on the northeast coast of Queens
land seemed to ho the center of the
storm. Every vessel in the harbor
was wrecked. Ross island, a short
distance away, was flooded and many
lives were lost in attempts to reach
the -mainland by small boats. The
damage by the hurricane in Towns
vllle hurbor is ussesseil at Sl.'.'.'iO.onu.
On Ross island many houses were
swept from their foundations and tho
wind upset a rescue boat. Mrs. Hunt
and her infant, Mrs. Guujnmn, Ger
trude Rowe, the elder Miss Rowe und
a boy named Willy Wallace were
drowned. A house maid in Jude
Chubb's employe was drowned while
wading toward a punt. Sandy Walker
was drowned while trying to cross
Victoria bridge, which hud six feet of
water above the rails. Many steamers
are overdue at pointi along the coast
and it is feared they have been
w recked.
Three weeks before this great storm
a hurricane visited the llnpat group
and in Lifuka and the neighborhood
-GO houses were blown down. Tho
damage to the cocoanut trees was so
great that it will take the island from
two to three years to recover as a
copra producing district. Shipping
suffered severely. The Norwegian
bark West Australian and the German
bark Woosung, loading at Lifuku,
were both driven ashore nt aban
doned, the former having between 100
and .100 tons of copra on board. Tho
German schooner Adele also was
Tho Murilrrrr iif I- M. Smith Ht .IcfTiTsoii,
Wit., Itiiincil In ii l'nt'tiiiy.
J Kn r.nsoN, Wis., March 2 L. M.
Smith, secretary-treasurer and super
intendent of the Wisconsin .Manufac
turing company, was shot und fatally
wounded last night by an unknown
man. Otllcers .surrounded the assassin
in the fuetory, and after exchanging
shots with him the building was llred
and the plant and murderer were con
sumed together. Tho cause of the
shooting and the identity of the mur
derer are unknown.
The assassin is believed to have shot
himself before the fire reached him. A
pistol shot was heard a few minutes
before the walls of the linilti inr fell.
The body has not been recovered.
i:iilon l.mn Itpntft I.iiiisiIdi).
Four Scorr. Kan., M-irch 1!. The
Republican primaries of this citv for
tho purpose of electing delegates to
the county convention, were ln-Ul here,
last evening. The entire light was
between KiAo Lowe and W C. Lans
don, candidates for nomination for
congress from the Second district. It
is estimated that out of the eighty-siv
delegates, Lunsdon will have about
forty and Lowe forty-six
4tPiicriiI K. C. Ciihell limit.
St. Loris, Mo., Feb. 29. General
K. C. Cabell, who served in the Con
federate army during the lute war,
died here at .1 o'clock yesterdny morn
ing, at tho home of Ashley Cabell, his
son. General Cabell was 80 years old.
and during the last thirty j'eurs livetl
in St. Louis. He came here from
Florida, which State lie renresented
hi Congress forty years ago.
Mltnk,-ii I'or it Chicken Thinf.
Sr. Joskimi, Mo., Fob. ;. Mrs Mo
hula Grimes died at Atrency yesterday
from the effect of gunshot wounds in
dicted by William McCauley, who mis
took the woman for a chicken thief
and fired. MeCuuley is well known in
this vicinity, beiug a wealthy farmer.
lie is in jail.
Tw I'r.iti-4't lima (ilrls.
Dks Moixks, Iowa, leb. tf. The
senate code revision committee de
cided unanimously to recommend a
bill raising the age of consent to l.r
years unconditionally. The bill pro
vides for imprisonment for life foi
violations of the law.
Pruitt Turner, who had been respited
twice, was hanged at Van Diireu, Ark.
Willis Dtirtou, a negro, resisted ar
rest by Dallas ollicers aud was shot
The i'ostotllcc department has begun
vigorous war on bond Investment com
panies. Aikanstis catth'tnen are after Secre
tary Morton to change the cattlequar
untinu in that State.
The administration is said to ndviso
more moderate action concerning
Cuba thun Congress desires.
Consul Munyon has c.ibled from Jo
hannesburg that the -Doers ure dis
posed to treat the Americans leniently.
The House is preparing for war
with the Senate on the question of
congressional clerics congressmen all
want clerks.
Gross abuses of the congressional
mail franking system have been ex
posed one man sent Ills shirts to a
New York laundry
Tho House, when the judicial, legis
lative and exeeutivo appropriation bill
came up for consideration, cut Private
Secretary Thurber's sulury from $5,000
to $3,-00.
A flnal decree of foreclosure was
granted against tho Fort Scott Water
company's plant.
Druco Daruett of Sedalia has been
selected to represent tho Missouri
University in the interstate oratorical
The sultan has ordered that Miss
Darton be allowed to distribute relief
to Armenians
Manitoba legislature, after an all
night's session, adopted 3l to 1, a reso
lution protesting against Dominion
government interference in Manitoba
school matters.
fitx Mf inborn Out of the letrtity OppcHt
Mm Herniation Which AceurilH to tho
Insurgent tho Itlclit ot II lllRernitu
ArtUn Intrrtrntlnu .Tiutlflcil Mtuijr
Mrnnc Spprchpo DrlUrrril by Svnntnrs.
Cubnn Mnttcr Dlerumrd.
Washington-, Feb. 29 Tho Senate
this afternoon adopted the Cuban res
olution as amended by Mr. Cameron.
Tho vote was Ct yeas to 0 nays.
The resolution in full is ns follows:
"Resolved, by the Senate (the House
of Representatives concurring), That .
in tho opinion of Congress a condition
of public war exists between the
government of Spain and the gov
ernment proclaimed and for some
time maintained by force of arms
by the people of Cuba; and that the
United Stutcs of America should main
tain a strict neutrality between the
contending powers, according to each
till the rights of belligerents in the.
ports and territory of the United
States. !
"Resolved, That tho friendly oilices
of the United States shull be offered
by tho President to the Spanish gov- r
eminent for the iccognltion of the ,
independence of Cuba." I
The vote on the committee and tho
Cameron resolutions resulted 61 yeas ,
to (i ntiys. i
I ho Senators who voted in the neg
ative were: Caffcry, Chilton, George,
Hale, Morrill, Wetmore.
The announcement of the result wns
greeted with great applause in the
The Sen .tc galleries were well filled
at the opt ning of the session In antic
ipation o the culmination of the Cu
ban debute and the final vote.
Shortl; after the session opened
Representative Hitt, chairman of the
House committee on Foreign Affairs,
joined Mr. Sherman, chairman of the
Senate committee on Foreign Rela
tions, m a whispered conference nt
Sherman's desk. Tho Ohio senator
announced that the Cuban question
would bo taken up without waiting
for the usual expiration of the morn
ing hour at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Allen of Nebraska asked to
withdraw the resolution for tho ap
pointment of Mr. Lloyd as a Senate
official. This brought on another dis
cussion as to adding a Populist official
to the rolls. Air. Allen finally with
drew the resolution.
Mr. Sherman then moved that the
Cuban resolutions be taken up, and
this prevailed without objection.
Chairman Ilitt remained alongside Mr.
Sherman us the debate proceeded.
Huron Von Kettler of the German em
bassy occupied u seat in the diplomatic
Mr. Lindsay of Kentucky then ad
dressed the Senate on the Cuban reso
lutions. He saitl the conflict in Cuba
was at our very doors and was being
wuged with such desperation that
only one of two results could come
either the complete independence of
Cuba, on the one hand, or the utter
annihilation of thu Cuban people on
the other. Tho senator said he ap
proached tho subject from the stand
point of humanity rather than law.
Declarations of sympathy would avail
nothing to tho Cubans. Declarations
that they had progressed to the stage
of belligerents would avail nothing.
ACIIVK 1XTE11VK.NTI0.N Jt'Sririf.I).
"If the United States intends taking
any steps that will avail these strug
gling Cubaus, that step should be in
the direction of tlieultimate Independ
ence of Cuba," declared Mr. Lindsay
in stentorian tones. In the past the
United States had not hesitated to
take the position of recognizing inde
pendence under circumstances similar
to those now existing in Cuba.
Quoting from international author
ities, the Senator maintained that a
condition now existed in Cuba justify
ing the United States In considering a
proposition for active intervention to
restore public order and in behalf of
Immunity. Rut, sultl Mr. Lindsay, the
resolution did not contemplate active
intervention. It extended good oilices
to Spain with a view to securing tho
ultimate independence, of Cuba.
"And such independence," added
Mr. Lindsay, "is the only basis which
will bring lastinir peace to Cuba,
judged from the experience of seventy
years. The United States could not
relieve itself from the responsibility
of seeing Unit Spain showed this
Island some kind of justice. Could wo
suy to the world that unless Cuba
secured her independence by her own i
unaided efforts she might remain i
under the abject subjection of Spain?
Should we not say to Spain that some
sort of protection, some sort of justlco
and liberty consistent vith un en- '
lightened age must bo shown to these J
people? i
"Spain now contemplated the an- I
nihllatlon of all the nblo bodied men
of Cuba in order to crush this uprising. J
Spain owed to Cuba as much as Tur- I
key owes to Armenia, or as tho United
States to Venezuela, a duty of protec
tion, and if this protection was not '
given, then the point had been reached '
when tho United States should move
for tho severance of Cuba from Spain."
At l:!o p. in., Mr. Sherman began
his speech, closing thu debate. He
spoke of the keen sensitiveness of tho i
Spanish people and their tendency to'
quickly reseut any act they regarded ,
as injurious to them. Dut, he felt
that the time had come when tho
United States must intervene to put
an end to crime almost beyond do
scription. The Senator said lie would
not re-enteron the legal arguments so
fullv ..Mvi.T-r.il l.v Mr Mnnnn lint hn
j. J , , i . i
referred to several pamphlets present
cd by Mr. Kstrada Pa) ma, the agent
and representative of the Cubans in
tills country. Mr. Sherman said those
statements bore tho stump )f authen
ticity. They overcame the misappre
hension that the Cubaus were scat
tered, unorganized bands. They
showed the organisation of a legisla
ture, und of an army, and the Presi
dent was a man of 'high character.
, The provisional governui nt was a
complete ns the t'nlled States hail
during the revolutionary war.
Mr. Sherman nid ho did not favor
Cuba's onncxation to the United
States, but strongly favored ilstmnex
atlon to Mexico, a kindred people.
Tho line of action was determined
nt a special meeting of thu Senate
committee on foiclgn relations to-dny
for the purpose of considering the
form in which the Cuban question
should llnnlly be disposed of. After a
very thorough discussion it was de
cided to adhere to the committee's
resolution for the recognition of bel
ligerency and to amend it by adding
Senator Cameron Vsttbslittitc, reftiest
ing the President to exercise his
friendly oilices with Spain to secure
the independence of Cuba. Tho House
resolutions were discussed upon the
suggestion that it would be advisslile
to accept them as a substitute for the
Senate declaration, but the plan was
discarded as inadvisable. The' com
mittee also decided to adhere to the
present form of the resolution, leaving
it concurrent instead of joint. It was
arranged that Senator Cameron should
offer his resolution as an amendment
and that it should be accepted by Sen
ator Sherman on behalf ot the com
mittee. Senator Sherman declared Weyler's
talk of "cxierminatini' the Cubans'
showed him to be "a "demon rather
than a general."
The galleries broke into loud ap
plause as the Senator added: "If this
continues no earthly power can pre
vent the people of the United States
from going to that island, sweeping
over it from end to end and driving
out those barbarians.''
Mr. Gallinger followed Senator
Sherman w Itli n strong appeal for the
recognition of Cuban Independence.
Mr. Lodge annouucftd that the com
mittee on Foreign Relations would ac
cept tin amendment declaring for
Cuban independence, and ho consid
ered this the proper step.
Mr. Frye made an earnest speech
announciiifr sympathy with the Cuban
cause. He was, he said, weary and
heart sick nt seeing this republic do
ing police duty for the most wicked
monarchy on the earth, lie would,
ho said, do, suy or vote anything that
would promote the cause of the Cuban
Mr. Caffcry took square ground
against any recognition of Cuban bel
ligerency, declaring the Cuban insur
gents had accomplished nothing to
justiiy us in tins uuesuon. lie ex
pressed the opinion that tho cruelty
accompanying the war was not con
lined to the Spanish army.
Mr. Allen followed Mr. Caffery, of
ferinc the tesolution of which lie had
given notice previously. Then he
spoko in supportof it, urglug Congress
to act independently of the president
in recognizing belligerency. He de
clared Spain an outlaw nation and not
(entitled to the respect and considera
tion ot other civilied nations The
time, he said, must speedily come
when the bloody hand of Spain must
bo wrested from Cuba's throat. Ho
declared himself favorable to Cuban
independence and would, if need be,
support this action witii the American
1'reo Sllior Threaten) l'nlltlriil ltpnrcuii
iratlnn. Washington, Feb. 20. Tho remark
able speech of Mr. Carter in the Sen
ate, taken in connection with tVt '
Secretary Carlisle .at the Manhattan
club in New York a few days ago, has
started a good deal of talk about a re
organization of the old political par
ties and a division of tho people upon
new Hues. Doth the Republicans and
tlie Democrats seem almost hopelessly
divided upon the same issue, and that
the most important before the Ameri
can people to-day. Tho parties are
united upon every other. More
than half the Democrats in Con
gress declare that they will not
support the candidate to bo nomi
nated at Chicago unless he pledges
himself to free coinage. A considera
ble portion of the Republic ins suy the
same concerning the candidate to be
nominated at St. Louis. Then why, it
i.s asked, cannot those in botli parties
who think alike get together and
name men who agree with them? A
great many people believe that if dis
cussion aud division continues much
longer that will happen. Secretin..
Morton suggested such un expectation
upon his part in a new spuper inter
view not long ago, and there aro
those who claim to have heard the
President predict a general break up
and leo-ganiation before thu end of
this udminist-ation, but it is not likely
that there will bo any bolting from
either party until after the national
conventions arc held uud the platforms
aro adopted.
The Republican leaders do not ex
pect any bolt. Doth Mr. Teller and
Mr. Carter, who announced the trims
of the silver Senators, declare that
they will not leave the Republican
party, and that they cannot bu driven
out no matter who is nominated.
"I am a Republican and 1 always
expect to be a Republican." said Mr
Teller "I am just as gooil u Repub
lic m as John Sherman or George I'.
Hoar, und there is just ns much prob
ability of their leaving the party as
there is of my leaving it. I have said
that I will not support tho Republican
candidate for tho presidency,unless
we can make some satisfactory agree
1 ment on the silver question. I think
that agreement can be made, but it it
Is found impossible, I will still con
! tinue to be a Republican. I do not
i intend to vote the Democratic ticket,
no mutter who is nominated on either
' Senator Carter says: "We are go-
intr to get together before tho St.
Louis conventioi Tho silver men in
tho West aro not ifo'iig to bolt the
RcpubP'-an party There, aro many
other issues upon which wo all agree,
anil they would hiji.l nt ' nether, no
matter how much w inio t differ on
the money question. .cvirthe!es,
wo western lellows Intena to nave
' something to say about the manaire
ment and the policynf the party. We
don't propose to let Now Kng.uud and
New York lead us around by the
LlthoKrup'ier Afiouv. I'urcml Hucre.
N'ew Yoiik, Feb. ,0.- The striking
lithographers announced that the
strikers in Chicago, Dostou. St. Louis
anil Rochester have succeeded in en
forcing the demands of the assoeia'u r
aud have ai' leturn.d U work.
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