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ards and hypocrites that aver happened."
Tlllataa aa lpor Met.
In tha course of his speech Mr. Tillman
became involved In a lively colloquy with
Mr. Bpooner of Wisconsin regarding tha
ratification of the Paris treaty. Tha South
Carolina 'senator referred to Mr. Spooner's
comments In his speech yesterday upon
the part taken by William J. Bryan tn se
etrrtng the ratification of the treaty. He
areued with tha Wisconsin senator that the
influence of Mr. Bryan was potent, but ln
slsted that even hie Influence was not suffi
cient te induce tha senate to ratify the
treaty.' After he had done all that it waa
. possible tor htm to do, Mr." Tillman as
serted, the republicans yet lacked votea
enough to secure ratification.
"You know," ha shouted, shaking ' his
finger at the republican side, "how those
votes necessary were secured." ,
"How were they secured?" demanded
Mr. Spooner. .
"I know if the senator does not." rTlled
Mr. Tillman. "I have received inft i Ion
In confidence from that aids of the cham
ber. I know that Improper Influences were
used In getting those votes."
Spooaer Dessaaia to Know.
"Name the man," Insisted Mr. -Spooner,
upon whom those influences were brought
to bear. It is due tba senate and due the
country that ha name him. A man who
Impeaches another In confidence is a cow
ard. If tha senator knows of any man
who has. been . Improperly - Influenced be
should name him." '
"I know," aeserted Mr. Tillman, "that
the - patronage federal patronage of a
state has been parcelled out to a senator
klnca tha ratification of that treaty."
j "What state?" demanded Mr. Spooner.
i "South Carolina," shouted Mr. - Tillman.
"Then," Said Mr!. Spooner, "I leave you
to fight tba matter out with your col
league." .iH. v. ...... )
"Well." retorted Mr. Tillman, "I never
shirk the responsibility for a statement I
make. I know that ha (Mr.- SicLaurln)
Voted for the treaty. I know that Im
proper Influences were brought to betr,"-. I
know what I believe."
"You almply believe," retorted Mr.
Spooner, "what you do not know."
L'ropa for av Tlaso. f . .
This ended tba Incident tor tha time, tnit
the 'feeling engendered mandated itself
later in a thrilling and sensational scene.
Mr. Tillman, continuing his speech, read
some . letters frcm some soldiers in1 the
Philippines, detailing soma crusltles prac
ticed on the naUvea by tha American
Torcea. Ha told of 1(0 Filipinos to whom
the writer stated, the "water cure" had
been administered, resulting in the. death
Of all but twenty -six of them. . '. .
' Mr. Hoar Interrupted to say that ho bad
received many letters making charges
t gainst the American forces, but In every
Instance tha writers had given him the In
formation either In confidence or as Inci
dents of wb,lcb thsy had. merely heard of
and of which they proteased to know noth
ing personally. He protested against in
formation of that kind and. declared;
' "I do' not want anybody to tell me tn
strict confidence of a murder."
Bnrtoa Defeads Fnastoa. ... .
i Mr. Burton at Kansas Interrupted to de
tend General Funston, upon whom, hs said,
tha comments of Mr. Tillman had reflected,
as the soldiers who were charged in the
letters the South Carolina senator had
read, with the cruelties, were under Gen
eral Funatoa's command. Mr. Burton read
General Funston's explicit denial of the
very story which had been referred to by
kU- Tillman tba denial concluding with the
statement:. .g
' "This statement I wish tb brand as aa
atrocious lis without the slightest founda
tion.. . Statements of this kind are merely
braggsdoolo and braggadocio la repeated la
the senate."
Mr. Burton quoted General Funaton to
the effect that practice of thla kind were
sometimes resorted to by the Mscabebe
soouts (natlvee). f
"Thafe a confession of the truth," cried
Mr. Tillman.
He disclaimed any reflection on General
Funston. .
Sooa afterward Mr. Tillman concluded
his remarks. j
Scarcely had he resumed his seat when
there waa enacted .one of the moat aensa-
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tn all. these Bllka ara mora lovely than arer
tlonal scenes aver wltnesssd In tba his
tory of the United States senate.
Pals to the llpa and trembling with the
emotion which In vain ha endeavored to
control, Mr. McLaurln of Bouth Carolina
arose and addressed tha senate, speaking
to a. question of personal privilege.
' Instantly a hush fell aver tha senate and
nvr . th nentila In tha thrnnarMf eallerlMI. )
The very atmosphere aeemed charged with
excitement. With breathless Internet tha
auditors, both on the floor and la the gal
leries, hung on every word tittered by the
South Carolina senator.
Despite the emotion under which the
senator waa laboring, Mr. McLaurln aeemed
the calmest man in the senate. He epoke
with deliberation and hla enunciation waa
clear and distinct Every word ha uttered
seemed to be felt as well aa heard In the
remotest part of tha hletorlo old hall.
McLaarlav Begins Bis Reply.
"Mr. President," he began, "I rise- to a
question of personal privilege." Ha had
voiced less than a dosen words, yet the
excitement by this time had become Intense.
All aeemed to realise that a portentous
vent was about to happen. Senator Scott
of West Virginia moved restlessly about tn
the rear of the chamber and Assistant Ser
geant at Arma B. W. Layton arose from his
seat as if to. listen tha better to what was
about to be said.
"During my absence," continued Mr. Mc
Laurln, "a few momenta ago from tha
senate chamber in attendance upon the com
mittee on Indian affairs, the senator who
has just, taken his feat (Mr. Tillman) said
that Improper Influences had been used In
changing tba vote of somebody on that
treaty, and then went on later and said that
it applied to. tba senator from South Caro
lina who bad been given the patronage In
that state. I think T get the sense of tha
controversy." ' '.,(..
V Harla lacUlvo Charge.
SU)1 controlling himself with', an effort,
but still Speaking-' ver calmly and with "a
Carefully modulated, tone, -. Mr McLaurln
said, and hla words cut through tha senate
chamber like f-tulfat-s-i y -j,
! "I desire to jtat,e, UK Presidents! would
ttbt use as strong languaga'aa I Intend had
I not soon after this senate met replied to
these insinuations and said that thsy were
VI now say," continued Mr. McLaurln,
with distinct emphasis upon every word,
a-jd half turning toward Lis colleague (Mr.
Tillman), rho sat in , tha same row only
three seats away, "that tha statement Is a
v?!'.:ful, malicious and deliberate lie."
Mr. MeLaurla got no further with his
Mr. Tillman, who was occupying hla reg
ular seat on the main alele, sprang with
tlgr-llke ferocity at hla colleague. Mr.
Teller of Colorado, who was sitting at his
dssk between, tha two South Carolina eena
tors, was swept aside without ceremony.
Indeed, tha Infuriated Tillman climbed over
him In hla effort ,to reach McLaurln.
Tlllmaa aad HcLaarla Mix Ua.
Without tha slightest hesitation Mr. Mc
Laurln sprang to meet the attack halt way.
Mr. Tillman aimed A wild blow at hia col
league with his right fist. It landed upon
Mr. McLaurln'a forehead Just above tba left
eye, although Ita force was partially spent
on McLaurins arm, which he had raised tn
effort to parry tha blow.
Instantly McLaurln'a right arm shot out,
the blow landing upon Tillman's face, ap
parently upon the noss. Again Tillman
struck out frantically, this time with his
left baad. Tha blow did not land upon Uc
Laurln. Then followed a wild scrimmage,
with both Senators clutching at each other
madly. Senators Warren and Scott, both
of whom are powerful men, rushed toward
tha combatants to aeparate tbem.
Assistant Sergeant at Arma Layton sprang
over deeka la hi eJXort to reach tha bellig
erent senators.
Strikes gerceant at Araaa.
Just as he seised McLaurln Tillman
aimed a left-handed blow at his colleague,
which struck Mr. Layton In tha face. For
tunately the blow was glancing and did no
special harm. Mr. Layton tor them
Both senators still were striking wildly
at each other, aome of the blows land
ing upon Mr. Layton.
Aa Instant later tha angry . ssnators
were pinioned In tha arma of Senators
Scott aad Warren.
They were dragged further apart, si-
THE OMAHA- DAILY - 1113E; SUNDAY,- rflBKUA It Y 23, 1001
though they still made Ineffectual efforts to
get st each o;br. Finally they were
forced Into their avals.
Mr. McLaurln, although very pels
seemed to be the calmer of the Ofo. Mr.
TUlman wss as white aa aN sheet. Aa he
eat down in his seat he drew his handker
chief from hla pocket and wiped blood
from his face that seemingly was flowing
slightly from the nose. Until that time
It had not been supposed that blood had
been drawn in the encounter.
Bseltesaeat at Hla Teasloa.
During the fight eenators all over the
chamber were on their feet. Not a word,
however, was spoken. The senste never In
all Ita history had received auch a shock.
Tha president pro tern, Mr. Frye, waa the
drat to regain composure. In calm and un
impassloned tonea ha directed that the
eenate bo in order. ,
He rapped two or three times with hie
gavel and in a moment a aemblance of or
der waa restored, senators having by this
time partly recovered from the shock and
moved hurriedly about the chamber. Mr.
Gallinger was first to address tha chair.
"Mr. President," eaid he, "I ask you
that the doors be closed."
Again the president pro tern requested the
senate to be in order and that the sen
ators resume their seat.
It was reserved for Mr. Prltchard of
North Carolina in a measure to relieve the
strain under which all were laboring. He
deeired to addreea the senate on the pend
ing Philippine bill, and, calling for the at
tention of the chair, said: "If tha senator
from South Carolina (Mr. McLaurln) has
concluded -
McXaarla Renames Speech.
He was interrupted by Mr. McLaurln, who
said calmly: y
"I will now proceed with my remarks,
which were so unceremoniously Inter
rupted." "I call the senator from South Carolina
to order," interrupted Mr. Teller.
"Which one of the senators T" lu quired
Mr. McLaurln, with asperity.
This one," sa.'d Mr. Teller, Indicating Mr.
McLaurln, "and t?e other one, too, for. that
matter." ' '
Mr. President," interjected Mr. Foraker.
"I loin In that. Surely," he continued with
great feeling, his face nale with excite
ment, "there is some way to protect the
dignity of this body."
"Certainly," said Mr. Burrows, who had
been endeavoring vainly to get the eye of
the chair, "and the aenata cannot let thla
thing pass."
"Mr. President! MrPresident!" said Mr.
Gallinger, "I ask again that tha doors be
Go late) Kieentlve Session.
"Mr. President." aald Mr. Foraker. who
had moved into the main aisle, "I move that
the senate go Into executive session, with
out comment"
Every senator, atlll laboring under tha
emotion which all endeavored to conceal,
the motion waa agreed to and at 1:62 the
doors were closed.
Tha proceedings after, the doors elosed
covered almost two hours of time and re
sulted In tha adoption of a resolution In
the form of an order, as follows: ,
Ordered. That the two senators from the
state of South Carolina be declared in con
tempt Of tho' senate, on- account of the al
tercation and personal encounter between
them this day in open session,-and that the
matter be referred to the committee on
firlvlleges and elections, with Instructions
o report what action shall be taken by tha
senate in regard thereto.
The - decision In tha secret session was
based largely on tha foregoing resolution,
the first suggestion of which wss made by
Mr. Foraker. In presenting the resolution,
Immediately after tha doora of the cham
ber were closed, Mr. Foraker took occa
elon to remark that the occurrence had
been, an outrage on the dignity of the
aenata',' of which -the senate should take
Hoar Wests Explicit Aetloa.
Mr. Hoar endorsed the resolution of Mr.
Foraker, but said he thought the action of
the aenata should be more explicit than
contemplated by the resolution. .
He therefore moved to amend it by order
ing that tha two senators bs dsclared in
contempt by the senate for disorderly eon
duct and speech in Its presence and that
both should bo taken in custody. In sup
port of this amendment , he said that any
court or any other parliamentary body
would commit . men for auch a grave of
fense against lis dignity to Walt its Judg
ment. The reference of the matter to a
committee, ha said,. would be on a line with
court's .reference to an auditor or ref
eree, and the offender should be restrained
during tha investigation. ,
Mr. Blackburn and other aenatora then
stated that the two South Carolina aena
tora were willing to apologise and thua
purge themaelvea of contempt, and la view
of this statement, Mr, Hoar withdrew tha
portion of hla amendment providing for
their commitment.
11 Asrree on Gravity of Offense.
Mr. Foraker then accepted the amendment
of Mr. Hoar and It was embodied In tha
resolution. Before the vote waa taken a
number of aenatora epoke, and while there
were many kind utterances regarding both
aenatora, here was no exception in the
opinion as to the gravity and aerlousness
of tha offense.
Among the senators who thua delivered
themselves were Messrs. Teller, Fairbanks,
Hanna, Blackburn and Spooner. Mr. Hanna
suggested that aerloua aa had been the en
counter In tha aenata. It waa not so grave
as the charge of misconduct made against
Mr. McLaurln, and ha thought thai any In
veetlgation undertaken should extend to
that matter. v
Mr. Teller, while uniting with other sen
ators In deprecating the oc.urrence, aald
that It waa not unprecedented, that there
had been ' other similar Instances on tba
Boor of the senate, instancing the en
counters between Eenators Benton and
ays Spooner te Hot Bin melees.
He also suggested that Mr. Spooner waa
not entirely blameless for today's occur
rence, because by his Interrogatories ha
had provoked Mr. Tlllmaa to make the
charges that were but vaguely made be
fore his Interference In the debate. ,
Replying to this statement, Mr. Bpooner
said that ha had been of the opinion that
Mr. Tillman should either not make his
charges or move for an inquiry by the aen
ata If he believed them to be well founded.
There was much discussion as to whether
the vote of the Foraker amendment should
be taken la open or secret aesslon.
A motion wss made by Mr. Teller look
ing to the opening of the doors. This waa
voted down, IS to 42. The repubilcsa aen
atora generally expressed themselves as
willing to hear the apologies promised, but
Insisted that first there should be action
on tba resolution.
Dlvlalea aa tne Qaaetloa.
On the suggestion of Mr. Bacon, there
was a division of tha two branchea of tha
Tha first vote was taken on the declar
ation that the two senator were In con
tempt and it prevailed by aa unanimous
vote of CI to on a roll call.
Tha remainder of tha resolution refer
ring the matter to the committee on priv
ileges and elections was adoptsd without
roll tali. Both the South Carolina senators
remained la their aeats during the entire
seeslon. They conferred frequently with
their frtenda. but neither attempted to ad
dress the senate.
At t-ii p. m. tha aenata resumed opea
seeslon. Evidence wss abundant that tha
citing. Nearly every senator In the
chamber Waa on his feet. Groups of sena
tors were gathered here and there about
the chamber, ail discussing the porten-
tloue event which bed thrown the dignified
body Into a ferment.
Rentqve gent ef Secrecy.
As soon aa order could ba restored Mr.
Blsckburn .satd that as the seal of secrecy
bad been removed from tba aecret eesslcn
Just held he wsa at liberty to ssy that dur
ing that aesslon ha had made a statement
to tha senste of what ths senator from
South Carolina (TUlman) waa prepared
and pleased to ssy to tha senate. He ex
plained that both eenators from South Car
olina had been declared 'In contempt
What be desired now to know, and he
wanted tha chair to rule on the point, was
whether any statement could ba mad to
the aenata In open aesslon by either of the
senatora while they were tn contempt of
tha senate.-
Mr. Foraker Interrupted to auggest that
unanimous consent be given to tha aenatora
to make their statements.
Mr. Blackburn declined to hear, for a
moment, any auggestlon that unanlirious
eonsent ba given tbem to addreea tha een
ate. , .
Blarkbwra Demands a Rallaa.
That they were In contempt, all aenatora,
all tha world, now knew. What ba wanted
to know waa whether senators In contempt
could address tha aenata, not as a matter of
courtesy, but aa a matter of right. On
that point ha demanded a ruling by tba
Tha aenlor aenator . from South Carolina
(Tillman), he continued, waa willing and
anxious to make a atatement to tha aenata,
but ha wanted to know how he could make
It. The action of tha aenata In declaring
Mr. Tillman in contempt waa, in hla Judg
ment, premature.
Mr. Hoar auggeated that tha aenatora
could address tha senate by unanimous con
sent, or by a motion giving them that priv
Mr. Blackburn objected to any unanimous
consent, maintaining that tf the aenatora
were accorded tha floor in that way, thsy
held It for any purpose and had tho un
doubted right to speak on any subject.
"Oh, no, no," came protests from ail
parts et tha chamber. .
' Not a Conrt Caee.
Mr. Stewart of Nevada was about to sug
gest the practice of courts In contempt
cases, but - hs 'was Interrupted by Mr.
Blaclapurn with the statement that tha
senate waa not a court in Any sense. Tha
senate had its own rules and by them only
could it be govsmed.
Mr. Aldrich of Bhode Island aald there
was nothing in tha rules of tha aenata
which governed apeclflcally such a viola
tion of tha order and dignity of . the body
as bad occurred. As both aenatora had
been declared by the aenata to ba In eon-
tempt, it was manifest that they would not
take tha floor except for tha express pur
pose of purging themselves of that con
tempt Ha maintained that tha aenatora
from South Carolina had been adjudged out
of order by a vote of tha aenata.' -
The diacusalon on this qusstlon waa quite
lengthy and was participated in by Mr.
Blackburn, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Foraker and
Mr. Teller.
Frye Gives Hla Verdict.
Other senators showed a disposition to
discuss tba subject further, but tha presi
dent pro tern, Mr.-.Frye, announced that ha
was ready to rule, and said:
While these two senatora are declared to
be in contempt, the chair could not bear
either if be should arise fend address the
chair, but on motion made by any senator
mat tney oe neara, tne cnair wouia recog
nise the senator makina the motion and
would hold that the motion was in order.
The ordinary trahegresnlon of rules or vio
lation of order, the senator violating It
must , take his ohair and he , cannot be
recognised by the presiding officer again
until the senate has relieved him from that
by motion. Of course the senators from
South Carolina can be relieved from the
condition in which they are now so far as
recognition by the chair Is concerned by
motion and by a majority vote of the
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eenele. What will hsrren after the two
senators have purged trutneelves so fnr s
it Is possible of the contempt, the rhnlr
will be prepard to rule whenever that
question Is raleed.
Blaekbara Makes Motion.
At the conclusion of the ruling of Mr.
Frye. Mr. Blackburn said:
"I move that tha -senior senator from
South Carolina be given the floor."
"Why one senator from South Carolina?"
Interjected Mr. Spooner.
"I move that the two senstors from
South Carolina began Mr. Blackburn."
"Thafa right aald Mr. Spooner."
'Be given the floor," continued Mr.
Blackburn, "to make any atatement in their
own way to the senste to purge themselves
of the contempt."
Tba motion waa carried.
In a breathlesa alienee Mr, Tillman arose
to address tha sanate. . He was calm and
collected and gave no Indication by bla
manner of the tremendoua acene in which
be had been one of the principal actors a
short t'jne before. He spoke deliberately
and everyone of tho 100 auditora leaned
forward, eager to catch hla words. Hs
Tlllmaa Begins Apology.
, Mr. President, I have always esteemed
It a nigh honor and privilege to be a mem
ber of this body. I had never had any
legislative experience when I came hero
and my previous service as governor of
Bouth Carolina for four years had unfitted
me In a measure to enter thin auguet as
sembly with that dignity ard regard
proper regard I will nay for Its traditions
and habits and rules that is desirable.
I have been here seven years. I have In
that time learned to Judge men with a
little f.cre catholicity of spirit than when
I came here. 1 have found a great many
people here In whose personal Integrity and
honor and regard foi their obligations ns
fentlemen I have Implicit confidence; but
hve seen so much of what 1 consider
slavish submission to party domination
that I confess 1 have felt somewhat at a
loss how to Judge men who In one aspect
appeared to be So high and clean and
honorable and In another appeared more or
lees deeplcable. I say this c-ecause of the
fact that one of the senators hss seen fit
to allude to some matters that occurred in
the debate this afternoon.
Rearrets Any Offense.
I want to ssy that so far as any action
of mine has caused any senator here or the
senate as a body or the people of the
United Btates to feei that I have been
derelict and that I have not shown that
courtesy and proper observance of the
rules of this body that 1 regret it; I apolo
gise for it. I was ready to do that two
minutes after I had acted, but under the
provocation which Was known of alt of
rou I could not have acted otherwise than
did, and while I apologize to the senate
and am sorry that It has occurred I have
nothing more .to aay. -
Mr. McLaurln arose at tha conclusion of
Mr.- Tillman's brief address.
He, too, waa calm, but It waa evident that
ha was suppressing hla emotions by an
effort. He spoke with greater feeling than
had been manifested by hla colleague, par
ticularly when he told the senate how
sorely ha had been tried by the accusations
which had been made against nlm from
Urns to time. Hla statement follows:
McLnnrln Offers His Apoloary.
Mr. President, I did not realise that I
was in contempt of the senate, nor do I
think now if my words are read In the
record that I was in contempt of the sen
ate, but at the same time, as the senate
has ruled that I am In contempt of thla
honorable body, I beg leave to apologise.
I desire to say, Mr. President, that I have
been very sorely and severely tried. I was
in attendance on the committee on Indian
affairs, when I received a message from a
friend in tha senate that my presence was
needed here.
The history of the vote on the Bpanlsh
treaty is known to all of you. There have
been statements in newspapers and insinu
ations that I had been Influenced by im
proper motives in connection with my vote
on that treaty. Knowing in my own soul
and knowing that Qod In heaven knows it
was false, when I was t6ld that It waa
centered down to me, I was so outraged by
what I considered a most brutal assault
upon my honor as a man, and especially
in view of the fact that in the beginning
of the session, after the action of my-jwrty
associates I made a most careful and de
libnrate statement. exDlalnlna all those
matters I did not feel as a man, that I
could ever hold my neaa up again it l oia
not resent it in the place where It was de
livered in the strongest and most forcible
terms that I could employ.
Look for Mara Tronble. -With
that, Mr. President, I am done, ex
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more talk of that kind or any more..
Aa Mr. McLaurln uttered the last sen
tences of hla addrees. Intimating that If
there was any further effort to press upon
him the accusations which had been made
against him there might be trouble, there
was an evident stir In the chamber. Sev
eral senators rose to their feet as if hslt
expecting a renewed outbreak of the
Mr. Bacon of Georgia and Mr. Patterson
of Colorado, both of whom were sitting
near Mr. McLaurln, urged him to stop
where be wsa. Mr. Patterson aald:
"I beg the senator to refrain."
"I will refrain then, Mr. President." said
Mr. McLaurln.
As he resumed his seat ha made an effort
to compose himself aa It to dispel any fear
on the pert of those about blm that It
might have been his Intention to preclpl
tate further disturbances by any violent
Bttiat Discussion on Bill.
After some discussion It was arranged, at
the auggestlon of Mr. Lodge, in charge- of
the Phlllpplbe bill, that discussion of the
measure should be resumed, Mr. McLaurln
of Mississippi desiring to address the sen
ate.' Mr. McLaurln then took the floor In op
position to the pending measure. He de
houned the method of the majority and de
clared that the policy was detrimental te
the best Interests of tha United States. Tha
Filipino people did not want the Americans
to rule them and were Arm for independ
ence. He aald it waa time the United
States returned to Ita, ancient traditions
and avoided the complications of colonial
government. ' '
The senate thee, at 6:30, took a recess
until S o'clock. The senate then reconvened
at 8 o'clock, not a doten senatora appear
ing on the floor.
Frltchard Snrcests Bill.
Mr. Prltchard of North Carolina made a
brief address In support of the Philippine
bill. He referred particularly to the ad
vantage tha Philippines would be to the
south, and upon this point said:
I have examined with great care the Im
portation of cottsn and cotton goods to the
Philippine Islands from all countries, both
manufactured and unmanufactured cotton,
for the twelve months ending June, ial, I
find that the total Importations of cotton
and cotton goods to those Islands for the
period named amounted to t9.610.J07. Of this
total the United Btates furnished the small
amount of $127,325. These figures are sur
prising, but true. Those Islands Imported
9,S82,963 worth of cotton and cotton goods
from countries other than the United Btates
in 1901. Is it not reasonable to suppose
that when our comma -ce with those islands
Is firmly established It will surely be at an
early day that the south will furnish the
greater part of this 9,SS2,9S2 worth of cot
ton and cotton goods thst has heretofore
been furnished by other countries?
Daaarer of Political Strife.
Mr. Fairbanks of Indiana .followed In an
hour's address in support of tho Philippine
"Tha great danger we have 'to fear In
dealing with the Philippines la not Insur
rection in the islands, but political exi
gencies In the United States," said tha sen
ator. " The danger la that parties may seek
to make Issues of conditions In tha islands
and that our course there will be determ
ined too often by supposed party necessi
ties here."
The senator epoke of the gradual reduc
tion of tha army. ' '.
' "This," he said, "was proof of Increasing
tranquility and would seem to forcibly neg
ative the assertion that we ara making
comparatively no headway In tha establish
ment of good order." '
The senate then, at 9:40 p. m., adjourned.
Both Remain la Contempt.
- Tha atatua of Senatora TUlman and Me
Laurln Is that they are atlll in contempt of
the aenata and only by a vote of the sen
ate can either b recognised either to apeak
or to vote on any question whatever. The
senate la operating under a clause of sec
tion 6, article 1, of the constitution, which
"Each house may determine tha rules of
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orderly behavior and, with the concurrence
of two-thirds expel a member."
Tba aenata adopted a resolution declaring
both Tillman and McLaurln la contenfpt.
By a vota both were allowed to make state.,
ments In which both apologised. But tha
senate took no further action and tha reso
lution referring the matter to the commit
tee on privileges and electlona la still In
operation, 'and until the committee is dis
charged or the senate relieves tha South
Carolina senatora of contempt they must
remain silent In the senate.
Thla la the Judgment of all aenatora Who
have considered the question, and tha pre
siding officer. It is said, will refuse to rec
ognise their right to participate In tha
proceedings until the order la vacated.
Mrs. Lais Ostrosa.
Mrs. Lois Ostrom, mother of County Com
missioner Henry B. Ostrom, died yesterday,
st 3841 Franklin street, at tha age of 72
years. The funeral wilt take p"lsca Monday
at 1 o'clock from tba residence of George
A. Ostrom, 8343 Franklin street. The In
terment wilt be In Prospect Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Ostrom's death adds another t tha
number of pioneers who hava passed Swsy.
She came to Omaha thirty-one yeara ago.
Seven children aurvlve, George A Henry
E., Mrs. K. C. Kenniston, Mrs. C. 3. Bar
bour, Mrs. Lois Caldwell. Mrs. John Mor
rell of New York City and Mrs. H. H.
Allen of Juan, Porto Rico.
Major Koareae A. Ellis, t'. S. A.
GENEVA, N. Y.. Feb. 22. Word has been
received here announcing tba death ot
Major Eugene A. Ellis, Thirteenth cavalry,
U. 8. A., at Hot Springs, Ark. At tba time
of hla death be was on sick tetve. He waa
stationed at the custom house, Ouantan
amo, Cuba, and had been detached from
bla regiment at the close of the wsr with
George Barton, gpearflsh.
SPEARFI8H, 8. D., Feb. 33. (Special.)
George Barton died at hia home In Crook
oounty, Wyoming, after a short Illness.
Mr. Barton waa well known tn tha Black
Hills, having aome to this region In tha
early days. Ha was in business at Spear
fish and afterward at Sundance, Wyo., for
several yeara.
Colonel William It. Dickey.
KALAMAZOO. Mich., Feb. 22. Colonel
William H. Dl"key la dead at tba Michigan
asylum for tha Insane here. He served
during the civil war and waa afterward
colonel of the Twelfth United States In
fantry. He was admitted to tha asylum
some time ago from the Soldiers' home at
Grand Rapids.
Ex-Mayor William Stockier.
NEW YORK, Feb. 22. Ex-Mayor Wil
liam Stockley of Philadelphia died last
night In thst city from paralysis, with
which he waa stricken several weeks ago.
Mr. Stockley waa born in 1823. Ha waa
three times mayor.
Attorney General af oath Dakota.
HURON. 8.x D., Feb. 22. (Special Tele
gram.) Attorney General Pyle, who has
been very sick for some time, died last
Fraternity Honse at Iowa City.
IOWA City, Feb. 23. (Special.) Tha
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by fire early this morning, caused by an ex
plosion of a lamp. Loss on tha house, 110,
000; personal proptery, 14,000. Fourteen fra
ternity members living at tha house escaped
with their night clothes, a few odd' lots
of coata and sloes. Tba piano waa also
saved, tha rest ot tho -property la a total
maaeynsr wr you.
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