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OMAHA, SUNDAY .HORNING, FEHUUAIIY 23, 1002 TWENTY PAGES.
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PART I. g
OMAHA CLUB FEAST
two Hundred Bepresentatire Men Do
Honor to Washington.
tOASTS ARC ALL CN NATIONAL THEMES
atriotlo Sentiment! and High Principle! in
Speeches and Oheers.
GENERAL MANDERSON 1$ TOAITMASTER
Senator Hnbbard of Sionz City Discusses
IOHN N. BALDWIN ON THE TRUE GEORGE
ImiIdi of lleatlny of the Flag? Re
alt In Vary Las View on Phil
ippine from Several
Nearly 200 Omahans gathered to do patri
otic honor to the memory of George Wash
ington In a banquet at the Omaha club last
Bight. Though the commemoration of the
lrthday anniversary of the hero 'began
Shortly after the vesper hour. It waa not
Sntil past midnight that the gathering dis
persed. Of the Interval an elaborate menu
consumed a portion, but the feature of the
affair was the program of toasts which fol
lowed. With no exception these were on
national themes and all were appropriate
to the celebration of the beginning of po
A general feeling of regret at the In
ability of General Arthur MacArthur to be
present as the speaker of the evening, as
had been planned, was atlfled ere long by
the universal atmosphere of congeniality,
loyal nationalism and pride hi the father
land which dominated over the occasion
with I persistence that defied all power of
disappointment to dispel It.
Gefleral Manderson, who was toastmaster.
poke at some length on the unfortunate
Incident of General . MacArthur'a absence,
ay lii g that It was a matter of sincere regret
that the great soldier could not have been
teen and heard at this time. He then read
the telegram which had so suddenly blasted
the hope of the committee In charge. It
was from General MacArthur at Frescott,
Axli.. and ran: "Regret exceedingly lay
inability to be with you on the 22d."
Many Men et Prominence.
The banquet waa marked by an enthusi
asm that was notable 'in its spontaneity
and continuity. Hen of first prominence
In all walks of lit were there. Dictators,
alike of the policies and methods of rail
roads, courts, newspapers, mercantile con
cern and local corporations, eat aide by
aid and cheered to the ear-splitting echo
very repetition of the name of George
'Washington, and each alluded to. a patri
otic sentiment or high principle.
1 Senator E. H. Hubbard of Sioux City was
the first speaker. In presenting him Gen
eral Manderson ' opened the program of
toasts a follow: .
"Were the father of bis country living
Stow he would be delighted with the fact
thai through the year that have passed uni i
. son the human element still preponder-1
.tea. If Oeorge Washington were with us
he would be of us and fully a part of u.
It Is a fitting thing that the Omaha club
bould select this 22d of February a the
day of Its banquet I trust the practice
nrtll continue through the days that may
come. I congratulate you that this club
has achieved the position which It should
ot only In the social but In the commercial
life of Omaha. It prosperity is a true In
dex of that of Omaha and of Nebraska." -Senator
Hnbbard on Democracy.
Senator Hubbard epoke on the aubject
"Democracy." He said In part:
"I am grateful to you for the kindly
greeting extended me, a stranger within
your gate. And yet am I not of your kin?
W are all children of the great mother.
Tour habitual drink even I sometime quaff
In my home acroe the watery border line.
"In perusing the history of Washington
you read what mad possible the glorious
progress of this nation. Beginning In weak
ness, it ended in power; springing forth In
obscurity. It broadened Into an Influence
"It I bard now to turn back the acroll of
time and realise even faintly th Amrloa
Into which Washington waa born. I do not
refer to the fact that It waa tb time of
the wilderness, of the lumbering coach, of
tb spinning loom, of th handmlll. of th
water-power, for many of ua hav known
prlmltlv time and can see behind th
machine. I refer to that which I th mt
difficult to realize, the fact that ther was
Hot a democrat In the world then.
"By thta title I do not indicate th Bour.
ton variety, nor do I mean th kicker.
This last 1 always with us. He was born
with Adam, and at th last supreme mo
ment of Judgment I expect to hear him at
th outskirts of th throng shouting!
Louder, Gabe! Louder!' But tb real
democrat, th exponent of real democracy,
fas a dream then. ,
Marvelous free Spirit of Man.
The great marvel of thla ag la not th
development of the steam power, nor Hhe
discovery of th electrio current It la the
inception of the fre spirit of man. Ther
ax om men still living who hav looked
Upon the feature of George A'aahlngton.
What an amaslng change has ther been
duriag that single life in the condition of
"This spirit of freedom remain th par
amount marvel of all progress. In other
particular man ha remained essentially
Unchanged tor 4,000 years. Intellectually
Sur advance has been small comparatively.
W still look back to Homer and Cicero,
Caesar and Shakespeare, and were they liv
ing they would be today our poeta, our
pratora, our warriors, our author, our poll
Udaas. They would adopt our new meth
ads as easily as they would our clothes.
Men of th former ages did not lack orlg
Inal mental force, but they did lack the
Spirit of freedom.
Freedom la th law of nature. Because
Of what w have beta and don mankind
ha drawn a deeper breath. Ia our heart
of hearts forever side by side w place
Lincoln, th savior, and Washington, th
Jena K. Baldwin' Speech,
"The True George Washington" was th
Subject to which John N. Baldwin of Coua
ell Bluffs addressed himself, after General
Manderson bad Introduced him as a man
who waa loved because, like George Wash
lngton, he had hi fault and fralUtlea. and
because. Ilk Washington, he never told a
lie.. Mr Baldwin said in part:
"Do not gather from this title that It
1 th purposs of suthors, essayist, or
historians to prove that there la a false
Oeorg Washington. They merely seek to
i rescue him from th mythical catalogue of
Continued oo. Ta&ta rc4
PLEA FOR NEBRASKA INDIANS
Conarressmnu Hohlason t rees that
They Be Given Anthorlty
Over Their Lands.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINQTON. Feb. 22. (Special Tele
gram.) Land leasing on the Omsha and
Winnebago reservation In Thurston county,
Nebraska, waa ventilated during the ses
sion of the house Friday by Congressman
Robinson during consideration of the In
dian appropriation bill. In the course of
hi speech, which attrscted much attention,
'.'Twenty years ago It was the object
of the law to assign the Indians their
lands to be held In severalty with
th ylew that after twenty-five years
of holding the land they would then be
sble to conduct their own affair and man
age their own business pending
these twenty-five years. The Winnebago
Indians, together with the Omaha tribe,
have been given the right of clttsens.
With only five years remaining, within
which the Indians of that tribe will be
given all control of their lands, with a
right to sell and dispose of and manage
the same, there baa grown up a system
which Is a .disgrace to this government
and Its manner of carrying on It affairs
with the Indians. The Indian Is ent off
to school. In some Instances he receive a
high school education, is brought back to
his tribe and yet, under the system In force
In th Winnebago and Omaha agencies, he
cannot lease one acre of hla land, with all
"The system which has grow up requires
what are known as middlemen to stand be
tween the rights of the Indians and this
government. These middlemen form to
gether and arrange to lease the Indian
landa in bodies of from 10,000 to 15,000
acres. The Indian cannot bring the white
man to rent his land and take him to the
agent and say: 'I desire this man as my
renter.' He can do business in no partic
ular at all, although he is allowed a full
right to vote. The middlemen rent this
land In' the first Instance and give security
for th payment of the rent, paying from 60
cents to $1 an acre, and during the last
year much of this land realized to them $5
an acre. The land I speak of is as good
land as ady In the whole state of Nebraska.
It lie within fifteen miles of Sioux City, In
th Missouri river bottom, and mo fairer
land remains out of door than this, for
Mr. Stephens of Texaa asked who rented
this land, to which Mr. Robinson replied:
"Every lease must be approved by the In
dian agent. The Indian agent declined to
approve any lease offered by the Indian
himself, claiming that the number of leases
I so large that he cannot possibly tak up
his time in doing that. Therefor he in
sists that th land shall be leased In large
tracta or bodies, so that the Indian la tin
able to do any business, so far as hla own
land is concerned, and he la approaching
the end ot his twenty-five year without
anything saved from his land.
."That land 1 worth $50 an acre, and will
bring from 13 to $5 an acre each year In
rents. The Indian gets a poor pittance ot
from 60 cents to $1 an acre a year, while
th middleman who leases them In large
tracts obtains the balance of benefit."
Mr. Robinson, in answer-to questions,
stated that th .landa had been, allotted to
tL4IndiBjriirf that they were citizens of
Then Mr. Stephen asked why it was they
could not control their own Individual al
lottments, to which Mr. Robinson replied
that they were not given the right under
th Indian law.
"They are the earn aa wards of the gov
ernment and they will be in that condition
until the end of twenty-five years. They
canot lease or sell their landa a approved
by the Indian agent who is stationed at
that place," .
In reply to the question of Mr. Stephens
relative to the Indian agent's refusing to
rent land for what it will bring, Mr. Rob
inson stated that the agent refuse to al
low the Indian to select his own tenant
and that he insist that the land shall be
rented . only through these middlemen in
large tracts, "and," he added, "be can us
any kind of favoritism he desire In rs
gard to the approval of leas, so that the
business la vut Into the hands of men who
can handle targe bodies of land."
In concluding he said: "I submit that
th Winnebago Indians and Omaha Indians
deserve something better at tb hands of
th government than th treatment ac
corded them. I say It should be th duty ot
tn Indian bureau to ascertain which of
toes Indiana ar able to do business
among thos which w hav educated and
drilled and had experience with, and tak
mem out rrom under tb control of the
agent I make no accusation against tb
Indian commissioner, but I aay It 1 his
duty to allow such of th Indian as ar
able to take care of their own lands to
make, their own arrangements in reference
to them. To do so it Is necessary that the
whole leasing question on the Omaha and
Winnebago reservations will be mad
ubject of official Investigation by com
mittee on Indian affairs. It is well under
stood that Secretary Hitchcock la opposed
io in wool leasing business and ha win
lend every assistance to break up th land
ring which ha been operating In Thurston
county for a number of years and rrowlnv
ncu oa ium inaiaa lands.
ROYAL RIVALRY FOR OFFICE
Dnke, Earl nnd a Mara.nl Contest
tor Privilege of Lord Oreat
(Copyright. 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Feb. 22. New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Ambassador
Choat I an amused listener every day at
in proceedings In which a strenuous fight
is being waged v four of the leading
nooiemen. me duke of Athol, Earl Carrtnc
ton, the earl ot Lancaster and the marquis
of Cholmondeley, to establish their right
to omciat as lord great chamberlain at
Thla official's duties Include the perform
ing ot the most menial office tor th sov
erelgn oa the night preceding and the
morning ot the coronation, when he ha
to hand th sock, shirt and other under
wear to hla majesty, service which counsel
acknowledged before the House ot Lords
this week "had necessarily fallen Into
desuetude at the last accession."
Tbs chamberlain also claims the king's
bedclothes, pajamas and furnishings of tbs
bedroom as perquisites.
TOLSTOI AT POINT OF DEATH
Cenat Vadcrgtoe Belapse After Hard
- Fight with the
ST. PETERSBURG. Fab. 23. Th latest
new received here from Yalta, Crimea, la
to tb fleet that Count Tolstoi la at th
point. at daau.
SIGHT PRINCF NRY
Watchers on Nantuc)r atship See. the
WILL REACH SANDY JOK THIS MORNING
Adverse Gales Betard Speed of Kron
UNRELENTING STORM PREVAILS AT SEA
America is Beady to Aooord Hearty Re
ception to German Guest.
FLEET OF SHIPS AWAITS HIM AT HARBOR
President' Delegates Will Creet th
Royal Visitor nt New York nnd
Carry Oat the Original
NEW YORK, Feb. 2! Th Kron Prim
Wilhelm, with Prince Henry on board, was
Ighted at 1 o'clock off Nantucket light
ship. It will arrive off Sandy Hook at 10
o'clock this morning.
NEW YORK, Feb. iS. Germany and
America unite In regret that adverse gale
hav prevented the great ocean greyhound,
Kron Prim Wilhelm, from bearing Prlnoe
Henry to port In time to receive the splen
did welcome arranged for Mm today.
It was regarded aa certain that the Tea
sel would hav been heard 6f today, but
up to a late hour tonight no tidings of It
had been received. Soma bop was en
tertained that th steamer might have
slipped by the Nantucket station unde
tected and the uncertainty waa intensified
by the fact that communication is Inter
rupted with Fir island, wher incoming
liner are first sighted. Thla makes it
probable that it may at any moment ap
pear unannounced off Sandy Hook.
The North German Lloyd managers de
cided thla evening that even if Kron Prim
Wilhelm should get into quarantine it
would not com up to lta dock before
Steamers Obscured by Snow.
Just before nlahtfall Admiral Evans'
hinn Illinois. OlvmDla. Cincinnati and
San Francisco, which hd been lying at
anchor on Tompkinsvtii an aay awaiting
the arrival of Prince Henry, were en
vlnned In a snow sauall that obscured
their view of th lower bay, which they
had been watching aince daybreak. At mat
time th atorm, which had been raging all
day, increased in turyr Th wind blew at
the rat of fifty mile an hour and at S
o'clock a atorm started, which Increased
in -violence every minute.
Aa darkness came on th holiday deco
ration which had been flying all day from
the mastheads of th warship were hauled
down and a little later nothing could be
seen of the fleet but the twinkling light
which came from th portholes. Evidently
ail tdea-that rni3tt,Prnhr-'iiaeim -wotsia
arrlv tonight had bean abandoned, or if
It should reach port during th night no
official courtesies would be extended until
Day of Gloom.
The dav had been on of gloom in th
vicinity of th man-of-war anchorage, not
withstanding the bunting flapping gaily In
th strong wind. Hardly a single vessel
had passed the squadron during th day
nw in tn the temneatuou weather. Th
day brok black and threatening with a
cold wind whistling through th rigging ot
th ships. Every thought waa for Kron
Prlns Wilhelm and Princ Henry. But tn
element Intervened and prevented th
Rrrvlnar out of th program which had
been arranged. In vain th naval vessels
and the newspaper dispatch boat anchored
nearby awaiting aome word by wireless
telegraphy, but owing to the verity of
th storm that section of the shore of
8taten Island waa abut off from the rest
of tn world ind even If the news ot the
movement of th German prlnoe had been
received in New York it could not nave
been conveyed quickly to th waiting fleet
in the harbor banked on every side by Ice
which rose and fell In great billows,
It yielded to th fore ot th waves sweep
ing in from th ocean.
Mar Chase Program.
Should th prince arrlv late tomorrow
the program for his reception may be
slightly changed. He ia echeduled t place
a wreath on Grant's tomb In th afternoon
and to be the guest of the Deutsche Vereln
In the evening. At midnight he Ja to leave
for Washiugton. escorted by the president's
The mayor of New York today received
the following cablegram from th mayor of
Berlin, Germany: .
On this day. when New York greets the
brother of the emperor as Its guest, we
cordially express our joy over tne cioee
frlendshln of America and Germany, and
our hope ot it continuance and strength.-
I - ITi '.'I 1 I fc ' I T .
A reply waa cabled aa follows:
in vhalf nf the cltv of New York I re.
elurocate your cordial greeting. New York
will welcome Prince Henry with all heartl
with vdu we houe that hla visit will
do much to strengthen the bond that ha
always united our countries In endearing
Keep Close Watch.
Etrurla aalled at 3 p. m. Tb Marconi
operator on board will remain continuously
In watch and should be be able to communi
cate with Kron Prlns he will endeavor to
flash the news to the operator aboard Ho-
At Quarantine Island tonight th wind
had moderated, th snow had ceased falling
and a clearing sky seemed to Indicate clear
weather tor tomorrow.
Ships arriving off Sandy Hook reported
very rough weather outside, a furious gale
raging all of Friday night.
At the Irving Plac theater tb program
aa arranged for the entertainment of Princ
Henry was carried out tonight aa It he had
been present. A crowded house liberally
applauded th play "A Blank Page."
The German ambassador. Count von Ho-
leben. Admiral von Baudlssln and fifteen
members of bis staff and Consul General
Burns occupied boxes. During the Inter
mission between the second avd third acta
tb orchestra rendered the German and
CLEVELAND WILL NOT ATTEND
former President Decline Roost
veil's Invitation to Dine with
WASHINGTON. Feb. M. Ex President
Cleveland has declined the Invitation of
President Roosevelt to attend th banquet
at th Whit House in honor ot PrUic
Jjjaorjr, assigning a a reason, ill health.
SCORES OF HORSES KILLED
Orel Hundred Drop Dead in Streets Under
ATLANTIC COAST SUFFERS HEAVILY
Storm la Slowly Subsiding, hot Snow
Continue la North and Rata
la South Higher Tem
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. The Atlantlo
coast atorm appears to. be alowly passing
off to sea, Cnow continues In New York
City and rain' southward to th Carollnas.
The ...Vfeftth.e.r, ha ol'jfisd ia the, Jntcrlor
of New York slat and "northeastern Penn
sylvania. '. .' "
Aa area of low pressure, which now cov
ers the southwest, promises to move east
ward, giving rain in. Texas, the lower Mis
sissippi valley and the central gulf state
Sunday and th Ohio valley, lower lak
region and the Atlantlo atates Monday.
The temperature will rise in the Ohio val
ley and lake regions Sunday and somewhat
higher temperature will prevail Monday in
the Atlantlo coast districts.
NEW YORK. Feb. 22. The aleetstorm
that struck New York proved to be the
most sever that has been experienced tor
several years. Telegraphlo communication
waa almost completely suspended until this
evening, when It was generally restored.
Brooklyn Suffers Most.
Th greatest damage waa sustained In
Brooklyn, where scores of horses were
killed by contact with live wires, which
were everywhere prostrated. ' In Prospect
park and In many of the avenues' hundreds
ot trees were denuded of ice-laden
More than 10ft dead horse lay in the
streets throughout the city.
The great atorm did more damage In the
suburbs than in the city. The winds bad
full sweep and in the town and village
of eastern New Jersey, Long Island and
West Chester country trolley and
phone service was abandoned and the
ground la strewn with broken wires and
Mail advices from Trenton, N. J., aay:
"Th city of Trenton has suffered greatly
from yesterday's storms. The streets are
literally a, stream with fallen firs and
branches carried down by the Ice. The
local trolley service suspended early last
evening. Outside communication by tele
graph and telephone closed about 8 o'clock
yesterday evening and haa not yet been re
established." Five Are Killed.
Mall advice from Philadelphia say:
"John Hlnes, a watchman, 'was found
dead today, making five deaths aa a result
ot th atorm thus far.
"At the office of the Pennsylvania Rail
road and the Philadelphia 4 Reading
Railroad company it was stated that four
or five daya must claps before their wires
ar completely repaired. Th weight of
Ice on the wires rased hundreds of poles.
"Incoming conductors report great dam
age In th 8cbuylklll valley and the condi
tion in the upper Schuylkill river pressages
further disastrous results, a a freshet is
NEW DEPOT FOR CHICAGO
Union Statloa to Coat Tea or
Fifteen Million 1
CHICAGO, Feb. 22. A new union station,
which, with adequate terminal facilities,
will cost the great sum of 110,000,000 to
$15,000,000, Is proposed for Chicago by tb
Pennsylvania management. The plans con
template a magnificent ornamental building
and terminals which will rival, tf not ex
ceed, any In tb United States.
To carry out th project ths company will
buy several block of property west of tbs
present depot with a view of using it for
terminal purposes. It is proposed to erec;
mammoth lak Interchangeable terminal
to extend the entire length of the property.
Such a terminal, it ia estimated, would re
sult la making th road using th termi
nals th greatest medium of exchange be
tween rail and fresh water In the world
and. would concentrate the lake traffic at
It la further contemplated to erect a great
mail transfer station, which It is estimated
would give the lines running Into the sta
tion aa advantage on through ma Us of at
Jjeaat By a hours.
SB " V
BRYAN'S IDEA OF FUN From the Washington Post.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Partly Cloudy Sun
day and Monday; Colder Sunday in
Northwest Portion and In Southeast
Portion Monday; Northwest Winds.
1 Omaha Clnb'a Holiday Banquet.
Prince Henry's Ship Sighted.
Dlaaatron Storm on Seaboard.
Cnban Turin Treaty Arranged.
Come to Blow ta the Senate.
8 Savage Order Press Censorship.
Nebraska Y. M. C. A. Convention.
Bluffs Protect Heard nt the Capital.
4 McGovern Win In Fifteenth.
. Magnates Stand Ip tor Spalding'.
5 Etnrbteea Dead la Hotel Fire,
e Last Week la Omaha Society.
Woman' Clnb and Charity Work.
Cashier Anderson Leaves Bnnk.
T Nebraska Sob ot Revolution.
. South Omaha and It Affairs,
a Council Bluffs nnd Iowa New.
"Q'BoouV.for tkrWmtwa Xeaarwo f -
Sporting; Gossip ot the Week.
IO Drmoerntle Leader Get Tog-ether.
School Board Plan for Economy.
KU Inanrnnce Companies' Profit.
12 Womnni Her Wny and Whims.
13 Amusements and Musical Note.
14 Editorial and Comment.
15 Crusade Against Bearded Faces.
Omaha and the Southland.
18 Condition ot Business In Omaha.
Commercial and Financial Matter
19 "Banner of Bine," by S. R. Crockett
Temperature at Omaha Yeterdayi
Una,. lien. Hoar. Dear.
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AMENABLE TO BOTH COURTS
Rathboae, Neeley and Reeves' Are
Arraigned In Fiscal' Conclud
HAVANA, Feb. 22. The fiscal today fin
ished hi aummlng up In tb Cuban postal
j fraud cases. II said tb defendants were
guilty under the postal code ot the United
State as well as under tb postal code of
Cuba. He charged Estes G. Rathbon with
appropriating money secured upon two du
plicate $500 warrants, with unlawfully draw
ing a per diem allowance and with con
spiracy lth C. E. W. Neeley and W. H.
The ducal asked that sentence be Im
posed as provided in the original indict
ment. Counsel for Reeves asked for his
client's discharge, saying that he (Reeves)
had only obeyed the orders of bis super
Counsel will continue hla argument in
Reeves' behalf next Tuesday.
ROUNDHOUSE MEN KILLED
Twa Foremen Ar Caught la Crash
of Switch Engine aad
TEMPLE. Tex., Feb. 22. At aa early
hour this morning a switch engine in the
yard of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
railway ran Into a car, forcing it through
the office of the roundhouse, killing two
men and seriously injuring three others.
one ot whom may die. '
LEROV FI8HER, night foreman.
JOSEPH SCULLY, fireman.
Joseph Blair, not expected to llv.
William Herndon, seriously hurt.
Engineer Holme of switch - engine, cut
The roundhons was demolished.
SETTLE A CHAPTER DISPUTE
Daughters of Amerlcaa Revolution
Pas I'pon the DlfllceHlea at
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. The commit
tee to investigate the ' Warren chapter
troubles at Monmouth, III., today recom
mended to the Daughters of the American
Revolution th dissolution of Warren
clapter and the formation therefrom of
two new chapters.
The report held that the action of the
majority of Warren chapter on June I, 18 S
In attempting to disband and subsequently
to form a new chapter and elect officers
forfeited their office and membership. The
action of the minority In declaring th
chapter at til In existence was legal, ac
cording to th report.
TARIFF TREATY WITH CUBA
Ways and Means Committee Agrees Upon
Text of the Measure.
RECOMMENDS RECIPROCITY WITH ISLAND
American Export to Pay Lesa Duty
Thna Those of Other Countries
Concede Cuba Twenty Per
Cent on Import.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. The republican
members of the ways and means committee
who have been considering the questions
of concessions to Cuba at several meeting
during th week, finally reached an agree
merit- thla afternoon : which 1 considered a
victory for those who have favored . tariff
concession to that island. The action
taken waa tb adoption of the following
Resolved. That It la the sense of th ma
Jorlty members of this committee, subject to
approval ot tne republican members ot tne
house In caucus assembled, to be held as
soon as possible, that the committee report
a Din in substance authorizing tne presl
dent to negotiate a reciprocity treaty with
the Cuban republic when established, pro
viding for the entry of our products into
Cuba upon such terms as shall be deemed
by htm to be advantageous to us; provided.
nowever, mat sucn treaty snail secure lor
our products going Into Cuba duties less
man inose allowed to otner countries sub
stantially equivalent to the concession
made by us; that the consideration upon
our part for such treaty shall be a con
cession of 20 pet cent of our tariff duties
upon Imports of the products of Cuba upon
That Cuba shall first enact our Immigra
tion lawn. By the terms of this resolution
the proposition agreed upon by the repub
lican member of the committee shall be
submitted to a republican caucus to be
held next Tuesday night.
This proposition Is practically tb same
as that submitted by Representative Long
of Kansas, except that the amount ot the
concession is cut In half. The action by
the committee this afternoon was preceded
by a conference at the Whit house be
tween the president and Representatives
Grosvenor of Ohio, Russell of Connecticut
and Daliell of Pennsylvania, all of whom
have heretofore . stood out against any
form ot reciprocity provisions. The action
of th republican members wa unanimous.
TEDDY, JR., IN WASHINGTON
Patient Stands the Jonrney Well aad
HI Condition 1 En
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28. The Federal
Express, on which Mrs. Roosevelt,young
Theodore, Mis Roosevelt and Dr. Rixey
were passengers, arrived at 2:15 o'clock
this afternoon, almost four hours late. Dr.
Rlxey acid that young Roosevelt wa in ex
cellent condition and waa even better at the
end ot tbe trip than when he started. Hi
temperature was normal and his condition
very encouragng. When the train stopped
Dr. Rlxey carried his young patient, com
pletely enveloped In a blanket, to th
Whit House carriage. Prealdent Roose
velt and Assistant Secretary Loeb were at
the depot and (he party was driven rapidly
to the White House.
KING COUNTSHIS MONEY
Once Threatened with Financial Half,
lie Sow Ha Millions, Mylte
(Copyright, 1903, by Pre Publishing Co.)
BRUSSELS. Feb. 2t. (Nw York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Th king of
the Belgian eight year ago lost U,
000,000 In th Congo Free State enterprise.
That, with tbe prospective losa of an equal
sum, threatened him with financial ruin,
but he has recovered all that and mad a
profit of 115,000.000 beside. He want to
get rid of th Fre State.
Movement of Ocean Vessels Feb. 23.
At New York Arrived California, from
Trieste; Karanutnla, from Marseilles.
Sailed Oraf WalriKraee, for Hamburg, via
Plymouth and Cherociurg; Kuinerln MarU
There, for Genoa, Naples, etc.; Etrurla,
At Ant werp Arrived Zeeland, from New
York: Tiger, from Portland, Or., via St.
Vincent, C. V. called Vaderlaud. for New
At Yokohama Arrived Hong Kong, from
Maru, for San Francisco.
At St. Vincent Arrived eesoatlis, from
Ban Franclaoo, tor Hamburg.
At Glasgow Sailed Pomeranian, for
At Havre Balled La Bretagne, for New
At I,oiidon Bulled Minnehaha, for New
At Liverpool Balled Cevlc, for 'New
At Auckland Fulled Ventura, from
FIST FIGI1T IN SENATE
Tillman and MoLanrin of South Carolina
Engage in Fierce Straggle.
FORMER BRANDED AS MALICIOUS LIAR
Tillman Responds with Blow in Faoa
Which Opens the Combat.
SENATE IS SCENE OF WILD EXCITEMENT
Incident Prononnoed as Unprecedented in
History of that Body,
IELLIGERENT MEMBERS PUT IN CINTEMPT
Both Apologise After Order la Re.
atorea Tillman's Charge of Sfc
Laarla'a Tleldlng to Indue In
fluence Caasea Troable.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. Washlngton'k
birthday was signalised in th United States
senate by a flst light. The day set apart
by th nation to afford the American peo
ple opportunity to pay fitting tribute to
the memory of the first president was the
occasion ot one of the most sensational
scene ever enacted in tbe senate chamber.
Th two senator from South Carolina
were tbe aotlve participant In the affray.
Air. Tillman In tbe course of a speech upon
the Philippine tariff bill made serious re
flections upon the honor of his colleague,
Mr. McLaurlnJ In effect be charged that
his vot In upport ot the ratification of
the treaty of Paris had been cast through
me exercise ot improper Influences. Hi
statement was developed In a colloquy be
tween him and Mr. Epooner of Wisconsin.
Mr. Tillman at first declined to mention
names, but when th Wisconsin senator re
minded him that he owed it to himself, to
ths senate and to th country to "nam
the man," Mr. Tillman Indicated that he
referred to hi colleague of South Carolina,
Little imagining that hi words were
likely to be prophetic, Mr. Spooner re
"I will leave the senator to fight that
out with his colleague."
McLanrln 1 Absent.
Mr. McLaurin wss not In the chamber at
the time, being engaged In commute work,
but h was sent for and appeared Just as
Mr. Tillman concluded hi speech. pj a
ashes McLaurin rose to address the senate,
speaking to a question of personal privi
lege. He reviewed Mr. Tillman's charges
briefly, and then denouned that statement
by his collleagu as a "willful, malicious and
Scarcely had the portentous words fallen
from hi lip when Mr. Tillman, sitting a
few seat from him, with Mr. Teller of
Colorado between them, sprang at him. Mr
McLaurin, who had bait turned toward Mr.
Tillman, met him half way and In an In
stant tbe two senators, having swept Mr.
Teller aside, were engaged in a rough and
tumble fight. Mr. McLaurin received a
heavy blow on the forehead, while Mr.
Tillman gt a bad punch on th nos which
' Laytoa Get Strong- Blow..
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arm. Layton
sprang over desk, to reach and .ep.rat
th combatant. mjt hi
, . , - linden received sev
eral blows. He got betwaon
- wl. ir. . 1 wwming and Scott
ful men in the senate. leaped to bis as
aiatano.. .nd pinioning the arm. of the
belligerent senators, forced them Into their
seats. Intense excitement prevailed In the
be,D peop" 8allerle'' Wh'Ch thr0D"e1
Senators stood about the chamber for
he moment quit, helpless and pal, t0 th.
Hps. Finally, order was restored partially
and n th. midst of intense excitement the
aenat. went Into secret legislative session.
! 1 50U the ,enate lcused th
event behind closed doors. When the doors
r'7h!Pnll,tWM made known tnat th
of the South Carolina .enator. had been
declared to be In contempt of the senate.
They were permitted, by a vote of th
senate to make apologies to the senate.
Their statements were listened to by both
w.1tt.tT" v,d th? peopU ,n th9 rle.
with breathless Interest.
Both Decline to Talk.
Senator Tillman left tbe eapltol whei
adjournment was taken for recess and did
not return for the night session. Senator
McLaurin wa in th chamber about I
p. m., but left early. Neither senator, when
seen at his home, would make a statement.
In accordance with a long-time custom
on Washington's b'rthday, th farewell
address of Washln a was read In tbs
senate today, Immediately after tbe con
venlng of that body at 11 o'clock. Mr.
Burrows of Michigan read the immortal
document. At the conclusion of th read.
Ing, at 11:50, Mr. Lodge presented a mem
orial from tb Massachusetts legislature It
favor ot such an amendment to th con
stitution a would plac it In th power ol
congress to enact lawa regarding th hour
ot labor in such state.
When routine business had been con
cluded Mr. Tillman resumed bis speech In
opposition to th. pending Philippine tariff
bill, which he began yesterday, H de
clared that no revenue were needed by
tb Insular government In tbe Philippines,
as It had ample funds. Tb sol object of
the bill wa that the Philippine archlpel
Igo should be exploited and be mad to
furnish an opportunity to tb few to reap
a golden harvest from tbe islands.
Ascribe Mterlor Motive.
He declared further along, with respect
to Cuba, that ths purpose of the adminis
tration was to give protection to tb Cuban
plantation In order to put million of dol
lar Into tb pocket ot th sugar and to
Thus it was, too, with th Philippines.
It was proposed to giv tb Oriental archi
pelago tbs sam sort of fre trad as
Porto Rico had been given. That wa tb
"game," be Insisted, aad just as aur as
tb sun sets It was tb purpose to afford
American capitalist every opportunity to
acquire possession ot the valuable proper
tie in the Philippine. "Yet," said he,
"God save tb mark, w pretend to b bua
est." Mr. Tillman maintained that Instead of
trying to clvllis and elevate th Filipinos,
tb government might better bav spent
some of tbe 100,000.000 expended In tb
Philippines In colonizing tb negroe of th
southern states of this country.
Whon he later directed a question at
tils friends on tb other side of th cham
ber," Mr. Spooner inquired to whom h
"I hav many friend on the republican
side," said Mr. Tillman. "Personally you
ar a clean, Dlc-faearted sort of men, but
poiiucsl)' p4 ar (bo Wsssui lot pf coa-,1
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