Middlebury Register from Middlebury, Vermont on February 23, 1900 · 2
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MIDDLEBURY REGISTER, FEBRUARY 23, lfaOO Hi Senator Kenney Would Return Philippines to Filipinos, Favors a Native Republic Under Our Protection. House Continues Consideration of Porto Rican Tariff Bill. The Nicaragua Canal. WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.-Mr. Tor-kins at the opening of the somite today presented the credentials of Thoiuna R. Bard as senator from California for the term of six years, beginning March 4, 18!9. The credentials were filed. At the conclusion of the morning session Mr. Kenney tPein., Del.) was recognized to deliver a speech on the Philippine question. Mr. Kenney's former colleague in the senate, now United States Judge Gray, was one of the commissioners who concluded the treaty of Paris. Mr. Kenney took strong ground against the retention of the Philippines and argued that the Filipinos should be given their independence under the protection of the United States. In part he said: "1 a in one of those senators who voted for the ratification of the treaty of Paris, believing that ratification meant the end of the war we had commenced for humanity's sake and that the ijiSO.OOO.OOO awarded Spain was the act not only of a magnanimous victor, but as welL a tribute placed on liberty's altar by a people who knew the value of freedom. Are there any who know the history of the last two years who will contend that if at the time the vote on the treaty was taken it had been stated on the floor of this senatetliatwar in the Philippines was to go on and that the millions awarded to Spain were the purchase price for a people to be held in perpetual vassalage that instrument would have been ratified? I do not think there are any such." After referring at length to conditions that have existed since the ratification of the treaty and our relations to the archipelago Mr. Kenney said: "Wo have in honor left us but the latter course to give the islands back into the hands of their own people, and in doing this we must be satisfied that there are in them and their leader, Aguiualdo, fitness and ability for self government." Mr. Kenney said the proofs wdre overwhelming of that "fitness and ability" and presented an elaborate argument in support of his contention. He argued that in view of the facts the islands should not lie retained for any reasons. Concluding he said: "The American people are too great and free to be unjust. Justice alone should govern ns in our action with the Philippines, so that in the years to come no blush of shame shall be ours. We should now and at once say to those brave men of the Pacific, 'Our war with you is not for conquest, but that peace in the islands may be restored, and so soon as peace does come American duty and honor will be the American policy and the freedom and independence of the Philippine Islands guaranteed, if need be, for all time by American arms.' Let it not be said of the American people that they who first wrested freedom from n -rown and proved to the world that a people could govern themselves in the zenith of their greatness, flushed with victory, forgot what liberty meant." Before the debate upon the Porto Itican tariff bill was resumed today the senate bill to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Hod River of the North at Drayton, N. I., was passed. Mr. Hepburn (Rep., Ia.) attempted to secure an agreement to take up the Nica-l-aguan canal bill. lie asked unanimous consent that it be taken up two weeks from today. Mr. Richardson (Dem.) asked if there was anything in the bill which recognized the existence of the Clayton-Iiulwer treaty. "There is not," replied Mr. Hepburn. "The bill provides for absolute ownership." Mr. Cannon (Rep., Ills.), chairman of the appropriations committee, suid he was not prepared to agree at this time to the consideration of the bill. "There is no objection on this side," observed Mr. Richardson. Mr. Hepburn offered to make the date a week from today, but Mr. Cannon still dissented. The house then went into committee of the whole, and Mr. Newlands (Silver, Nev.), a member of the ways and means committee, took the floor in opposition to the Porto Rican tariff bill. Dr. Mary Walker Winn a Point. ALBANY, Feb. 20.-Dr. Mary Walker's persuasive powers hnve proved too much for Chairman Weekes of the assembly code committee, and he has granted this famous woman a hearing on Mr. Maher's bill to abolish capital punishment, which measure the committee had virtually decided to smother instead of reporting it adversely. Dr. Walker, who will argue In favor of the bill, says she will tell the committee that while she would like to see the death penalty abolished entirely, still if we must have it she would have the law amended so that those convicted of murder on circumstantial evidence only would receive a life sentence In lieu of being electrocuted. ! Injured by Gaa Explosion, SPRINGFIELD, Ills., Feb. 20.-Three miners at the Barclay Coal company's shaft at Barclay, 12 miles from this city, named Samuel Sharsig, Martin Yankis and Stephen Prolowski, were burned so badly from an explosion of pit gas that they will probably die. When they were rescued, they were hardly recognizable. (V . Sharker Defeats Jeffords. ' DETROIT, Feb. 20.-Tom Sharkey last night knocked out Jim Jeffords, the California aspirant for heavyweight honors, in the second round of what was to have been a ten round bout. The men had fought two minutes and six seconds In the second round when the knockout was delivered. hmir Against Hatpins. ALBANY, Feb. 20. Assemblyman Phillips has Introduced a bill amending the penal code to include as a dangerous weapon any hatpin over three inches in length. Christo and is regarded as the key to Grobler's kloof. The firing was particularly nctive from Huzznr bill, on the strong Boer intrenchments at the extreme end of Illangwaue bill. These intrenchments were strengthened with sandbags. The firing still continued at 6 o'clock yesterday evening. ''During the day the gun Lady Randolph came on an armored train from the direction of Colenso. "It is reported that we have captured over 100 prisoners. "The naval gun knocked out the Long Tom on Illangwaue hill at the first shot, for which (ieneral Bnller especially complimented the gunners. "Illangwane hill lies between two bends of the Tugela river. The Boers have erected a bridge between Illangwane and the northern bank of the river. "While General Buller is continuing his movement on the extreme right and has made every disposition for the defense of bis position to the left and south of the Tugela by maintaining' there a force adequate for that purpose, isolated parties of Boers sometimes cross the river. There is much sniping." VIEWS OF MR. GAGE. Secretary of Hie Trcnmirr Snys Our Finances Are Firm. CHICAGO, Feb. 20 "American securities will nut suffer appreciably from the Boer war, no inntter what setbacks the British forces may receive," said Secretary of the Treasury Lyman J. Gage today. "The same, indeed, may be said of English securities. The financial condition of England is recognized by financiers as so strong that every demand for the prosecution of the war can easily be met. Already the needs of England in the way of gold and the possibilities of the selling of American stocks by London are definitely known, and the financial situation in this country is therefore perfectly stable and proof against perturbations." Secretary Gage arrived in Chicago at the invitation of the National Association of Merchants and Travelers, before which he is to deliver an address on "The Outlook" at. a dinner at the Auditorium tonight. He will remain here the greater part of the week visiting friends. While unwilling to express himself as lo his personal views about the war in the Transvaal or as to the matters in which the United States directly or by implication has. been connected with it he did not hesitate to speak of the inferences that might be drawn from the phenomenal market in securities, both in Loudon and in New York, as far as it has been affected by the war. "England has plenty of capital to carry on the war, and that fact is generally acknowledged by financiers. This is the explanation of the little disturbance which reports of victories or defeats in the Transvaal have had in London and in New York. "The natural effect of the declaration of war was to raise questions as to what English stockholders would do, what American securities they would sell, how much gold they would want and where they would get it and what the opinion of other financiers in regard to these questions would be. "Naturally there was more or less disturbance at the start, but very quickly the conditions became defined, so that they could be fairly and properly measured, and the general perturbation of the market as quickly disappeared. Therefore, while in the early stages the war had considerable effect, now matters seem adjusted by reason of any news from the front." Miss Anna Wheeler to Wed. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20.-It is announced here that Miss Annie Wheeler, daughter of General Joseph Wheeler, who is now in the Philippines with her father, having enlisted as an army nurse, is engaged to be married to Lieutenant V. W. Fiscus, acting captain of the Nineteenth regiment, which is engaged at present in Cuba. Miss Wheeler will leave Manila on the next steamer, and Lieutenant Fiseuc will come home as soon as he gets his furlough. He was graduated from West Point in 1808. Miss Wheeler served as a Red Cross nurse at Camp Wikoff, N. Y., during the Spanish war. The marriage ceremony will take place at the home of Lieutenant Fiscus' sister in this city. Salt AeninNt an Actor. CHICAGO. Feb. 20. Notice of a suit to recover JflJ.OOO said to be due in stock deals has been served on William H. Crane, the actor, now playing at a Chicago theater. The plaintiffs in the case are L. T. and II. P. Watson, stock brokers at Minneapolis. The brokers declare that Actor Crane owes them $2,2(11 and interest for purchasing and selling 200 shares of Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad company stock last October. Movements of Warships. WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.-The navy department has been informed of the following naval movements: The Lancaster has arrived at Cienfuegos. The Porter has sailed from Norfolk for Annapolis. The Vixen has arrived at St. Thomas. The north Atlantic squadron will not visit Matnnzas, as was expected, but is scheduled to arrive at Galveston about April 20 to assist in the anniversary celebration of the battle of San Jacinto. The Tide Lands of Alaska. WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.-The secretary of the Interior has confirmed a decision rendered by the commissioner of the general land office in which it was held that tide lands of Alaska are not public lands belonging to the United States within the meaning of the mining laws and that no rights whatever with respect to such lands can be acquired by exploration, occupation, location or otherwise under the mining laws. Potter County Goldfleld. WELLSVILLE, N. Y., Feb. 20.-Gold fever In Its most virulent form is raging near Genesee, Potter county, Pa., about 12 miles from this place. Prospecting has been going on for some time and pay dirt, it is claimed, has been developed. A shaft bas been sunk in a hill that rises 500 feet above Elisbury creek on the line of the Western New York and Pennsylvania railroad. Postofllces In Cuba. WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.-The director general of posts for Cuba bas sent a statement to the postofiice department regarding the postal establishment In Cuba. There are 270 postoDices on the Island, 10 of which ore in charge of Americans as acting postmasters, with Cuban assistants In many cases. The other 257 offices are In charge of residents or natives. Sends a Call to Arms to Field Marshal YtTolscley, General Hart Reported to Have Taken Colenso. Details of French's Relief of Kimberley Movements of General Buller. LONDON, Feb. 20. The queen, through her private secretary, Sir Arthur John Rigge, has sent the following letter to the commander in chief of the forces, Field Marshal Lord Wolseley: "As so large a proportion of the army is now in South Africa the queen fully realizes that necessary measures must be adopted for home defense. Her majesty is ndvised that it would be possible to raise for a year nn ellicicnt force from her old soldiers who have already served as officers, noncommissioned officers or privates, and, confident in their devotion to the country and loyalty to her throne, the queen appeals to them to serve her once more in place of those who, for a mmi memmmm LORD WOLSELEY. time, side by side with the peoples of her colonies, are noblv resisting the invasion of her South African possessions. Her majesty has signified her pleasure that these battalions shall be designated the Royal reserve battalions of her army." News was received here tonight that General Hart has occupied Colenso after a slight engagement. The war office has issued a dispatch from Lord Roberts, the main importance of which is the fact that it is dated Paardeberg, 7:0."i p. m., Monday, raarde-berg is 30 miles east of Jacobsdal. The dispatch announces that the railroad to Kimberley is open and that General Me-thueii will proceed there with re-enforcements forthwith and that large supplies will be forwarded to the town. The queen, prior to leaving Osborne House this morning on her return to Windsor, inspected the Fourth battalion of the Lincolnshire militia. Her majesty announced, with a gratified smile, that good news had been received this morning from the sent of war. Another account says the queen specified that the good news was from Ladysmith. A dispatch from Modder river, dated Feb. 10, says: "Although the rapid march of General French's division was marked by a number of conflicts, his actual entry into Kimberley was unopposed. When the British were still eight miles off, the signaling corps intercepted a heliograph message from the beleaguered garrison to Modder river, saying: " 'The Boers are shelling the town.' "The advancing column replied: " 'This is General French, coming to the relief of Kimberley.' "The garrison was incredulous and thought the message was a Boer ruse and flashed the query: " 'WluU regiment are you?' "The reply satisfied the defenders of Kimberley that the anxiously awaited succor was at hand, and a few hours later General French, at the head of a column, made a triumphant entry into the place, the people surrounding the troops and intermingling with them, cheering wildly, grasping the soldiers' hands, waving flags, hats and handkerchiefs and exhibiting in a hundred ways the intensity of their joy. The inhabitants had been on short rations for some time, eating horseflesh and living in burrows under heaps of mine refuse. Diminishing rations were served out daily at It o'clock in the market square, under I he shell fire of the enemy, whose guns opened on the square whenever the Inhabitants assembled. No horse food was left. "Throughout the siege Cecil Rhodes provided the natives with work and food and thus kept them quiet. "The miles of convoy, bearing provisions for the relief column and the town, slowly winding its way across the plain in the direction of Kimberley was the gladdest sight which greeted the eyea of the besieged for four months. "General French's march was so rapid and the heat so intense that many of his horses died of exhaustion. . "At the crossing of the Modder rivet the Boers bolted, leaving their tents, guns, oxen, wagons and large quantities of ammunition in the bands of the British. Moving northward, the Boers again attempted to stem the advance, but General French turned their flank and reached bis goal with insignificant losses 7 men killed and 35 wounded during three days, from Wednesday, Feb. 14, to Friday, Feb. 16. 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