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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
NORFOLK , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , APRIL 18 , 1002. * . n
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Cushman Declares Arbitrary
Power is Vested in Speaker.
INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS MENACED.
Supporters of Cuban Reciprocity
Measure Will Press for a Vote Today -
day Democrats Take a Stand on
the Pending Bill.
Washington , April 18. General < lc-
Imte on the Cuban reciprocity bill
closes today at 3 o'clock and It Is the
Intention of the house leaders , If pos
sible , to force a final vote on the pas
sage of the bill before adjournment
tonight. The Democrats are badly
epllt on the bill. The opponents of
the bill occupied most of the time of
the debate yesterday , the feature being
n vigorous speech by Cushman ( Hep. ,
Wash. ) against the measure. Gush-
man arraigned the'committee on rules
and the house leaders In a breezy and
at times a sensational fashion. A portion
tion of his criticism was In a semi-
humorous vein , but some of It was
decidedly caustic. *
"I make the statement on this floor
now , said Mr. Cushman , "that no
member who Introduces a bill not a
private bill can get It considered un
less U suits the speaker , and if any
one wants to dsny that , I am In a per
sonal position and In a clearly happy
frame of mind right now to give a
little valuable testimony on that
point. Who Is the speaker of this
house that sets , up his Immaculate
judgment to judge on every bill that Is
introduced ? When a member Intro
duces a public bill in this house it is
referred to a comm.ttee. who pass
judgment on It , recommend it for
passage , and then it goes on the cat
endar. It ought to be called a ceme
tery , for therein He the whitening
bones of legislative hopes. When the
bill Is reported , what does the mem
ber who Introduced It and who is
charged by his constituency to secure
its passage do ? He cither consents
that the bill may die on the calen
ilar , or he puts his manhood and his
Individuality in his pocket and goes
trotting down that little pathway that
leads to the speaker's room. All the
glory that clustered around the holy
of holies In King Solomon's temple
looked like thirty cents ( prolonged
laughter and jpplause ) , yes , looked
like twenty-nine cents , compared with
that jobbing department of this govern ,
nient. I make no onslaught on the In
dividual. I have a high regard for the
.speaker of this house personally , but
the fact is that we have adopted a set
of rules in this body that are an abso
lute disgrace to the legislative body.
We need to restore this house to the
great patriotic plane on which the
fathers of the republic placed It , where
every Individual on this floor stands
on an equal plane with every other.
We operate here under a set of rules
confessedly designed to belittle the
hopes and dwarf the ambitions of the
individual members of this body , and
at the same time to vest more power
in the hands of one or two men than
was ever enjoyed by oriental despot.
The system Is rotten at both ends. It
Is rotten at one end because It robs
the Individual members in this house
of the power that the constitution of
the United States and his credentials
ns a member on this floor entitle him
to ; It Is rotten at the other end be
cause It vests power in men that have
no right to It. and ofttime places on
them duties that they have no capacity
to fulfill. "
DeArmond , one of the leading Dem
ocrats of the house , delivered a forci
ble speech In favor pf tariff reduction
on trust articles.
The other speakers were Pierce
' ( Tenn. ) , Douglass ( N. Y. ) and Lacey
' ( la , ) for the bill , and Jenkins ( Wis. ) ,
Galnes ( W. Va. ) , Warner ( Ills. ) , Gard
\ ner ( Mich. ) , Jones ( Wash. ) and Loud
( Cal. ) against it. Loud declared that
directly and Indirectly Culm already
had cost the United States $100.000-
President Compliments Bell.
Washington , April 18. Adjutant
General Corbln has sent the following
cable message to General Chaffee at
Manila. The acting secretary of war
directs mo to Inform you that the
president wishes through you to ex
press his gratification and the gratifi
cation of the American people at the
results of the campaign of Brigadier
General J. Franklin Dell and the offi
cers and men of his command in the
Batangas and Laguna provinces , which
culminated in the surrender of the In
surgent forces under Malvar , and
which will further extend the territory
In which civil government Is oxor-
Bocas Del Toro In Danger.
Colon , Colombia , April 18. Govern
or Salaaar , who Is still at Colon , con
siders the situation at Bocas del Toro
to bo serious. Ho Id sending hencn
additional reinforcements and Is do
ing his utmost to prevent the town
from falling Into the hands of the lib
L' X Queen Wllhelmlna Better.
Amsterdam , April 18. The cause of
Queen Wllholmlna's illness is preina
turo childbirth. An official bulletin
says her majesty passed a somewhat
less tranquil night. The fever , how
ever , has not Increased and her condl
lion Is comparatively satisfactory.
IS TO VISIT CUBA.
of War Will Personally Su
perintend the Removal of Troops ,
New York , April 18. Secretary
Root started for Cuba yesterday on the
steamship Hsperanza. Discussing his
trip , ho said :
"I am going down to look over the
field and lay plans for the withdrawal
of our troops from the Island on May
20. There Is no great significance In
my trip. I want to bo on the ground
and see for myself Just what the sit
uation demands before I Issue the final
The secretary would not discuss the
prospect of the new Cuban govern
ment. "I am not prophesying , " he
said. "My function ends with carrying
out the orders of the government to
wlthdiaw our troops und leave every
thing In as good condition as possible
for the now Cuban government to takes
Mr. Root would not discuss his order
: o General Chaffee to court-martial
General Jacob Smith.
"I have said all I Intend to on that
subject In my order to General Chaf
fee. " he said. "Some of the cojiirts-mar-
tlal will be held In this cotrntry be
cause the regiments from which wit
nesses are needed have been brought
homo and It will be much easier to se
cure the evidence wanted here than In
Manila. I cannot now say whether
any of the officers against whom
charges have been preferred will bo
tried In Manila. "
SOLDIERS TORTURE NATIVES.
Another Witness Tells the Senate
Committee About the Water Cure.
Washington , April IS. Edward J.
Davis of Greerifield , Mass. , who was a
sergeant In company M , Twenty-sixth
volunteer Infantry , was before the
senate committee on the Philippines
yesterday. He was present In the con
vent at Igbaras Nov. 27 , 1900 , when
the "water cure" was administered to
the presldente of the town of Igbaras ,
as testified to by Sergeant Ulley and
Private Smith and related the Inci
dents connected therewith.
Mr Davis also gave the details of
the burning of the town of Igbaras ,
which , ho said , contained about 10,000
people , but no business place. The
order to destroy the town was given
by Captain Glenn and executed by
VOLCANOES ARE IN ACTION.
Eruption Follows an Earthquake In the
New Hebrides Islands.
Vancouver , V . C. , April 18. Advices
from .Australia state that on the 10th
of last month the New Hebrides Isl
amis were shaken by an earthquake
The shocks subsided next day some
what , but at Intervals were renewed
throughout the week.
Six hours after the first trembling
the city became a blaze of light am
Alberlm , Lopevl and Tlngoa- volcanoes
burst into action , the last named blow
Ing out a new throat Into the sea and
sending a great waterspout over the
land. The devastation caused by the
earthquake was widespread.
Sexton Succeeds Whitfield.
St. Joseph. April 18. Vice President
Burns of Colorado Springs called a
meeting of the Western League magnates -
nates to order here late last night.
M. H. Sexton , president of the "Three
I" League , was chosen president , suc
ceeding the late James Whltflold.
Sale of Shorthorns at Indlanola.
DCS Molnes , April 18. The sale of
pure bred shorthorn cattle belonging
to Brown & Randolph Bros , took place
at Imlianola yesterday. The highest
price was | 3,500 paid for Victoria , of
Village park , and bull calf , sold to N
A. Llnd , Rolfe. la.
TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD.
The German tariff on bacon was
fixed at ? 9 per 200 pounds by the
Three atempts at suicide , two o
which were successful , Isv the record
of Springfield , Ills. , for one day.
The G. H. Hammond company let the
contract for a $2,000,000 packing plan
at the Union stock yards , Chicago.
Now York Central stockholders , at a
meeting in Albany , authorized the
capital Increased from $115,000,000 to
The Vanderhilt Interests are said to
bo disturbed by recent sales of North
western railroad stocks , as their con
trol depends on proxies , which maybe
The details of the Louisville ant
Nashville railroad agreement was kep
from the public , but the belief is general
oral that southern linos' competition
The railroad companies get the chle
profit from the injunctions against re
bates and rate cutting. Besides hlghe
rates , the roads keep all rebates no
yet called for.
President-elect Palma started for
Cuba Thursday and outlined his firs
message. The American dollar will bo
the Cuban standard and the United
States nlono will get a reciprocity
The Arkansas Federation of Worn
an's clubs adopted a resolution oppos
ing any compromise measure whlcl
shall leave loopholes by which colored
women may enter the general Fedora
tlon of Woman's clubs.
O. S. Kliuball , aged CO , a mcmbo
of the Emerson Piano company , died
Thursday on a ranch near Phoenix
A. T. , of consumption. Interment wll
bo In Boston , Twenty hours before his
death , Klmball was married to Mis
Lottlo I. Wells , aged 41.
Basis of Peace Said to Have
Been Agreed Upon.
DETAILS YET TO BE SETTLED.
.ondon Paper Claims to Have Author *
Ity for Making the Announcement.
Asserts British Ultimatum Was De
livered and Accepted.
London , April 18. The Dally Mall
claims to huvo authority to nnnounco
.hat the bases of peace hnvo been prnc-
: lcully agreed on ut Pretoria , hut Bays
hut some little time will elnpHO be >
'ore the details of the plan can bo per
The paper adds that upon finding
.hat the British government refused
on Wednesday to modify Its terms
with regard to amnesty , banishment
and a responsible government , tho.
Uoer delegates mot again on Wiursday.
The British decision practically leav
ing them the alternative of accepting
the British terms or breaking up the
conference was then communicated to
them and the delegates proved more
reasonable. When Lord Mllner , the
Biltlsh high commissioner in South
Africa , promised the delegates one or
two seats In the executive council , sub
ject to the approval of the government
and pending the restoration of a re
sponsible government , they practically
agreed to accept the British terms.
Some details , continues the Dally
Mall , which arc not likely to crcato
difficulty , still remain to be settlod.
Lord Mllner has summoned from Jo
hannesburg an Australian expert , who
Is to assist In estimating the cost of
rebuilding and restocking the Boer
farms. The delegates , concludes the
paper , have so far acted quite Inde
pendently of their representatives In
Boer Leaders Disagree.
London , April 18. Serious differ
ences. It Is said , have arisen between
the Transvaal and Free State dele
gates who are discussing peace terms
at Pretoria. General Botha and ActIng -
Ing President Schalkburger , it Is re
ported , have given the Free State rep
resentatives until April 21 to como
to a decision , threatening that there
after the Transvaal delegation will
continue the peace negotiations Inde
pendently of the Free States dole-
gates. It Is further declared that
Bothai and Schalkburger had practical
ly agreed upon terms for surrender
prior to their visit to Klerksdorp , but
that out of loyalty to their allies they
Insisted on a conference , though with
slight hopes that their views should
be shared by General Dewet and the
other Free State leaders.
DEMOCRATS AGREE ON COURSE.
Decide in Caucus to Vote for Removal
of Differential on Refined Sugar.
Washington , April 18. The Demo
crats of the house , at a caucus held
last night , by a very large majority ,
estimated at 3 to 1 , adopted the fol
lowing resolution , Introduced by
Swanson ( Va. ) :
"Resolved , That we favor the re
moval of the differential on refined
sugar , both from Cuba and elsewhere ,
and believe that such amendments are
properly in order and we insist that
it is the duty of all Democrats to vote
whenever opportunity is given to have
these amendments added to the pending
ing bill providing for Cuban reciproc
ity. We are opposed to the adoption
of the previous question when the bill
Is reported to the house until it shall
have been properly amended liu , com
mittee of the whole , as this will pre
vent an opportunity for Just and prop
er amendment with recorded votes on
the same. "
The caucus was rather turbulent
during the early part of the evening ,
but toward the close the differences
disappeared and It broke up amid evi
dences of harmony and good feeling.
The action taken binds the Democrats
to vote to abolish the differential on
refined sugar and against the previous
CONTROVERSY IS REOPENED.
Dispatches Referring to Defeat of Brit *
ish at Splonkop Published.
London , April 18. All the official
dispatches referring to the defeat BUS
talned by the British troops under Gen
eral Duller at Splonkop , Natal , Jan. 24 ,
1900 , were made public yesterday.
Those hitherto unpublished merely em
phaslze how hopelessly muddled were
the preparations for that engagement ,
the controversy between General Bui
ler and General Sir Charles Warren
is proved to have been oven moro bitter
tor than previously hinted at , while
a new extract from ono of Lord Rob
erts' dispatches brings additional cen
sure on General Duller. Lord Roberts
declares that General Buller's en
deavor to put the responsibility for the
defeat on General Warren was not
Justifiable. Roberts holds that it was
Buller's duty to Intervene when ho
saw things were going wrong.
Rebellion In Mlndoro Ends.
Manila , April 18. Captain Pitcher
has telegraphed to General Wheaton
that the insurrection In the Island of
Mlndoro Is over.
Baseball Results Yesterday.
National League Bt. Louis , 0 ; Pitts-
burg , 1. Cincinnati , 1 ; Chicago , G
Now York , 7 ; Philadelphia , 0 , Brook
lyn , 2 ; Boston , 0.
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