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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 8, 1899
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*!*= I •' UJPPEK Di» MOINES: ALGONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY MiBRtJARY 8. FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS IN IOWA f Al.kfetS fO BUTTER MEN. fdfffifef fcottlttt ft* t>nl>11»i Told tto-ir to Ift<*«i*ii6 For^iRli Salon. CftS MoifcHf. Feb. 4.— At the annual Meeting of the' Iowa Wholesale Butter and Efrg Dealers the following officers were re-elected: President, H. Ryns- bnrger, Pella; secretory, W. M. Vcrhey. l)es MoineB; treasurer, ,T. T. Davis, ferry; directors, ,Toseph 0 aff or d, Burlington ; T:. Fi Bak**v Ottumwn; H. C. fioardmattj Nevada; George W. Nlcliol* SOU, Grand Junction, and W. M. Verhey, DCS Moinee. N. B. Ashby, former United States coh»nl at Dublin, told of his work tinder the department of agriculture in int-pstigntiny conditions in the United Kingdom with a view to opening markets for American butter, eggs and poultry, lie reported an encouraging outlook for such markets It the American producers will pack their products in such a manner as to compete with foreign producers. TERRIBLE CROSSING ACCIDENT John niullpn Instiuitty Kllloil unit Jnck u Howard Faintly Hurt. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Feb. r>.— The westbound fast freight train No. !)7 on the Rock Island crashed into a farm wagon at the crossing just west of the depot at Walnut street. Of the occupants of the wagon, John Mullen was instantly killed and Jack Howard was fatally injured. Both men were farmers and were on their way home with a !oad of coal. Tho horses became frightened at the approaching train and refused to move either forward or backward. The wagon was smashed intokindling •wood, but both horses escaped without a scratch. Final Arguments In Novnlc CHRP. DBS MOINBS, Feb. 4.— The final argument in the appeal of the case of the state against Frank Novak for the alleged murder of Edward Murray was submitted to the' supreme court. Attorney Milner, of Belle Plaine, appeared for Novak and would have made oral argument but for a severe cold, M. J. Tobin, county attorney for Ben ton county, appeared for the state. In arguing for reversal the defense lay particular stress on Novak's alleged insanity. The attorneys for the defense accounted for Novak's departure from the burning building in which Ed Murray was found dead and his trip to the Klondike on the theory of insanity. They former^ explained it as being the result of temporary insanity from the gaseous effects of burning Tirood. An opinion will be given in Mag. _ _ _ Expense of Board of Control. DBS MOINES, Feb. 3.— A statement of the expense to the state of the state board of control during its existence and from the time of its organization, April 6, 1898, to January 1, 1800, a period of about- nine months, has been made public. The expense is siirpris- ingly small. It amounts to 551t3.07u.17. This includes all office expenses, salaries of the board and employes and traveling expenses. __ _ Fast Mull Train TVreoko:!. GBAND JUNCTION, Feb. 3. — The fast mail train from Chicago to Omaha was 'derailed here. As the train was approaching the Rock Island crossing, through the oversight of the engineer or the failure of the brake to work, the engine ran off the rails, all of the cars following, but remaining upright. Fireman Casey was killed, but none of the passengers were injured. Adams Found Guilty. DAVKNPOBT, Feb. 3. — George Adams was found guilty of forgery and sentenced to four years' hard labor at Anamosa. He worked the hardware stores of the state successfully with forged checks, and was made the subject of a circular issued by the Iowa Hardware Dealers' association in November last, _ She Getn SCi.OOl). MABSITAI.I.TOWN, .Feb. 4. — Miss Nannie Olmstead, of Waterloo, has won in her suit for breach of promise against A. W, Hoy, a young druggist of Marshalltown, The jury has returned a verdict in her favor, giving her a judgment in the sum of $3,000. Work In the United Stiitoa Patent Office. DES MOINES, Jan. 31. — Patents have been allowed, but not issued, to Iowa inventors as follows; To E. E. Miller, of Elma, for a water tank heater and 'fo'od cooker described in one of the claim's as follows: A heater comprising a casing, a fire box in said casing, n. boiler in the lire box, a deflector plate between the grate of the fire box and the boiler, draft passages through 'the fire box and traversing the space between the deflector plate and boiler. and a damper controlling said draft passages. To J. II. Nelson, upon appeal to the board of examiners-in- chief, for nn attachment for brooms that is readily slipped on the handle to rest on top of the hurl in btioh a manner that water will percolate from the attachment and be distributed by eapllary attraction to the straws for the purpose of moistening dus,t on the surface that is to" be bwept an,l pre- rent dust' from rising and annoyances incident to sweeping. AS G. ORWIS & Co,, Solicitors of jf atents. r, „*»* yU« QW Awwal U Sflld, P,ES 5WWNJ3S, Feb. J.— Frank Gott- w ( as the highest bidder for the bnilding, situated at First streets, Wis bid was for the building and its ' «,??d 'tl'O executive oounois tfnvact v4t|i him, for this U the Iwmg d,° w p of this building another PW Jatyi mark If IS BXEiWPt, Tinitift i,t Soldier fcWt to fie tnKid 11 title In in "Wrte'ft Kntnfe. Des Moines dispatch: The attorney general has just given tho state auditor an opinion which will be of unusual interest to the old soldiers of th* State. For some time there has been a question in the minds of officials as to whether the exemption authorized by section 1404 of the code, in behalf of the soldiers coming within the class named therein, applies to a soldier, the title of whose homestead is in the name of his wife, or, in other words, if a soldier otherwise entitled to the exemption occupies a homestead the title of which is in the name of his wife t is he exempt? Attorney General itemley has just rendered, an opinion that the section providing that any homestead, not exceeding $800 in actual \alue, of a union soldier or sailor unable to perform manual labor and dependant thereon for the support of himself and family, shall be exempt from taxation, must be construed to mean the homestead of any soldier, whether the title thereof be i'n the name of his wife or in his own name, and that to otherwise hold would defeat the evident intention of the legislature in many cases. Wllcox Sentenced. Tor.rcno, Feb. 2.—Judge Burn ham overruled the motion for a new trial in the case of the state vs. Wilcox and sentenced him to twelve years at hard labor in the penitentiary and to pay cost of prosecution. IOWA CONDKNSKn. The 15-year-old daughter of Frank May, a farmer living 1 five miles nortli of Fort Dodge, was nccidentally shot in the arm a few days ago. Her brother, on returning from a hunt, came into the house to warm, leaning 1 a 32-caliber Winchester rifle against the door. The rifle fell to the floor and \vns discharged and the ball passed through the door into the next room, where the girl was standing before a cupboard striking' her in the left nrm below the elbow, shattering 1 the bone. Fire totally destroyed the Iowa City electric light plant at Coralville a few days ngo. Jack Pain tain, the electrician, had left tlie building but a short time before, and no cansn can be assigned for the origin of the five, unless it resulted from a defective flue. It was impossible to save anything from the building, and as the plant was one of the best equipped in the state, a heavy loss was ...entailed. The loss is now said to be between 815,000 and $20,000, with $13,000 insurance. Oskaloosa dispatch: Gid B. McFall, who left Oskaloosa recently under peculiar circumstances, und left $350 worth of checks protested, has been heard from. His wife has received a letter from Dr. Coe, in charge of the city sanitarium in Kansas City, stating that her husband is there under treatment for nervous prostration, and that be is on the verge of losing his mind. He says he has no recollection of what he had done for over a week prior to going' to Kansas City. H\f mother and friends have made good the checks. Ottumwa dispatch: Frank E. Knapp, Ace Alvorson and Guy OviM-turf, three youths of Ottumwa, were given.a preliminary hearing before United States Commissioner F. M. Hunter, charged with breaking and entering the post- office at Pittsburgh on the night of January 26. Knapp has pleaded guilty, and it is quite evident that the other two will make the same plea. The robbers secured about 590 worth of merchandise-and some change, which was taken from the money drawers. The postoffice was run in connection with the general store, and while the stamp drawer had been opened it is not certain that the contents were not molested. A serious wreck occurred on the Illinois Central, at Dyersville, recently, causing injuries to about twenty people, some of whom it is feared may die. The wreck was caused by a special freight running into a passenger train which was standing at the depot. The sleeping car and one of the day coaches of the passenger train were completely demolished and the engine and several box co,r,s of the freight wrecked. It is not known who was to blame for the accident. Following is a complete list of the injuried: James Stevens, Alvord, left leg bruised: Mrs. Edward Stevens, LeMars, both legs bruised; John Krantz, Granville, right leg bruised slightly; Mathias Even, Alton, both, legs severely pinched; Frank Arens, Alton, small bone of right leg broken; M,iss Josephine Dornhurst, LeMars, small bone of right leg broken; Mrs. Dornhurst, LeMars, cut and bruised about head and face; Mrs. Fred Grapes, Sheldon, both bones of left leg broken and right hand and arm cut by glass; Mrs. Wm. Mason, Cherokee,'bruised and cut about head and face and right leg bruised; Miss Maggie Frnntjsen, Alton, right shoulder sprained. Two colored porters were severely cut about the head and face. At a secret meeting of the executive committee of the state organization of the United Mine Workers of America, at Qttumw* a few days ago, it was decided to ask tlie operators to grant the present soaje of 75 cents per .tpn the yew round, for wining, und, alsp an, eigh>hou,r day, The ev»t i n the.hours'wijl pnly ajpeet the drivers and others working bj the day. It w«.8 deo}4e4 to C *W a meeting *>( tha miners &n4 oppr^tprg flj tj»e central ppaj gelds far tMi ALL OVER THE WORLD OTIS DESCRIBES CONDITIONS. liejlofi of Command** of Philippine Troop* Made Public. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— Responding to ft resolution of inquiry, the secretary of war sent to the senate General Otis's report on the health and conditions at Mpn'.la, as follows: "Deaths among th.' troops in the Philippines since arrival to February 1, seven months, have been 220, of which forty- one were due to wounds and accidents. Of the remaining 170, sixty-five died of typhoid fever, forty-three of small pox, twenty-two of dysentery, eight of malarial fever, the remaining being due to many and various diseases. Small pox causes apprehension. The entire command has been vaccinated several times. Twelve physicians have been engaged several weeks vaccinating the natives. The most sickly season is during the hot months of March, April and May, when small pox, fevers and dysentery are more prevalent. Nine per cent of the command is now sick, a great majority of slight ailments." . NOW WITH PRESIDENT. flecord of thn Kncitn Court Martial Now In 1'rcnl'lcnt'i Hands. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—The record of the court martial in the case of General Eagan is now in the hands of the president for final review. Mr. Worthington, attorney for General Eagan, filed with the judge advocate general the additional or supplcmcntrry plea, which he was granted permission to lodge. It was an elaboration of the points made by counsel before the court martial. A formidable array of authorities have been produced, • particularly in support of the contention that General Eagan's conduct, though the facts be admitted, was not legally in the line of the charge of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. MEMBERS LOSE THEIR SEATS. Such IB the Decision of Committee. the House WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. — The inquiry ordered by the house of representatives as to what members had forfeited their scats by reason of accepting other offices ended with a finding by the judiciary committee that Major General Wheeler, a member from Aln-; Colonel .Tames R. Campbell, of Illinois; Colonel David G. Colson, of Kentucky, and Major Edward E. Robbins, of Pennsylvania, had vacated their seats in the house by accepting commissions in the army. At the same time the committee determined that none of the members of congress scrying on civil commissions had thereby vacated their seats in the house. MILES MAY BE NEXT. '•/t"C ',' 4 V '« \i' . ;<, Cabinet HUH Conduct of tlio CnmmiimlliiK General Under Consideration, WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.—Tho cabinet at its regular meeting had the conduct of General Miles under consideration. While no formal action was yet taken, there is reason to believe that a court of inquiry will be ordered. In the meantime it is not likely he will bo relieved of his position as commanding general of the army. It is understood, however, that a court of inquiry will not be ordered till the war investigating committee makes a report, as this will probably foim. a basis ' for the court of inquiry. To Counteract General Miles'Statements. CHICAGO, Feb. 4.—The executive committee of the National Live Stock Exchange adopted resolutions to the effect that the agitation caused by unjust statements of high officials, notably those of Ge.neral Miles, has created a feeling of distrust against the industry to the detriment of live stock producers, and ir . order to eliminate this sentiment it is urged that the home government invite all foreign governments to make a critical examination of the methods employed at all the market centers in handling live stock and dressed meats, at all stages of preparation. Favorable News l''roin Iloilo. MANILA, Feb. 3.—According to advices just received from Iloilo, capital of the island of Panay, at the election held on January 17, Senor Kamon Melliza was chosen president of tho so-called Visayan Federation for a term of two years, his predecessor, General Lopez, being appointed commander-in-chief of the forces of the revolutionary government. Senor Melliza is kindly disposed to the Americans, and it is hoped that the difficulty with the United States authorities will be settled amicably. Business was being resumed there when 'the dispatches in question left. Loan on Chinese Railway, LONDON, Feb. 3.—The Times announces that a Chinese 5 per cent rail way loan of £3.300,000 has been arranged, unconditionally guaranteed by China and specially secured on the Chinese Northern Railways. China has given Great Britain a pledge that these railways will not be alienated to any foreign power, A law suit generally wears ont at pockets. By way of advertising its reputation as a health resort, Los A ngeles a nounces the death of one of its citizens at the age of 117 years. A postmortem marriage waa lately solemnized in Shansi, China. The dead groom, was a .bachelor of flfty, and his relatives thought Ue would pe lonesome if forced to wander alone in the shades of the departed. Th therefore found a bvide fp»'.him. in tho person of 9, maiden who hod died at ttb,QMt Wl9 s»we time, an.<i, they ,wer§ iujp/ejss.ively united. according 1 to ULTIMATUM TO a GERMANS. M«8t ApbloRlfce to Chief Justice Cham- net* of Sothoa* AUCKLAND, N. %., Feb. 4.—Advices from Samoa state that all is quiet in Apia. There has been a collision oi authority between Chief Justice Wiliam L. Chambers of the supreme court and Dr. Joannes Rnffel, the German jrcsidcnt of the municipality of Apia. Eterr Orosmuhl, a German resident^ ol Apia, who was arrested for smashing ,he windows of the supreme court chamber, was sentenced by the chiel justice to imprisonment and to pay n inc. Dr. Raffel instructed the poli'-e authorities to release Ilerr Grosmuhl, whose fine was subsequently fixed al 81,000. The German consul, Hen [lose, thereupon wrote to the American consul, Lloyd W. Osborne, and the British consul, E. B. S. Maxes, protest- ng that the action on the part of the •hief justice in fininsr Herr Grosmuhl was an infringement of German con- lai* rights. Messrs Osborne and Mnxse jointly replied in their official capacity that the proper tribunal having dealt with th<s matter, the consuls could not, interfere. More than this, they declined to have further intercourse with the German consul m the German municipal president, exceptin writing, or to attend meetings, except to consider the auus of the municipal council of Apia, unless an apology, with full retraction, were offered fot tho behavior toward Chief Justice Chambers. At the same time the supremo court summoned Dr. Raffel forcontempt of court in releasing Hen Grosmuhl. CEN. GOMEZ HAS YIELDED. Cuban Warrior Allies Himself TVlth th« United Status. REMicmos, Province of Santa Clara, Cuba, Feb. 3.—General Maximo Gomez, coininander-in-ehief of the Cuban army, has placed himself squarely in position as an active ally of the United States in the work of reconstruction in Cuba, As the result of a conference Robert B. Porter, the president's special commissioner, had with Gomez, the latter has cabled President McKinley, assuring him of his co-operation in disbanding the Cuban army and in distributing among the Cuban soldiers the §3,000,000 appropriated for the purpose of enabling them to return to their homes. Gomez also telegraphed to General Brooke, saying he would accept the latter's invitation to go to Havana. Denounced Bill AH UnjiiBt. ALBANY, N. Y,, Feb. 4.—Governor Roosevelt announced that lie would not sign any bill passed by the legislature which would show any discrimination between regular and volunteer soldiers. This declaration was brought forth by the introduction in the legislature of a bill giving to the volunteer soldiers of the United States army in the war with Spain the same privileges as are enjoyed by the vet erans of the civil war. Governor Roosevelt says a bill of this 'character is unjust. In Memory of the. niiilno, WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—Representative Tawney, of Minnesota, introduced a resolution providing that on Feb ruary 1!5 next, and on that date hereafter, the United States ilag on all government buildings throughout the United States bo displayed at half rnast in commemoration of the destruction of the battleship Maine and the loss of 2fiO American lives in the harbor of Havana. Drath of Col. J. A. Sexton. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.—Col. James A. Sexton, commander-in-chief .of the Grand Army of the Republic, and a member of the war investigating com* mission, died at 3:40 o'clock yesterday morning at Garh'eld Hospital from com plications resulting primarily from, an attack of the grip. Thinks the Treaty Will Win. BALTIMORE, Feb. 3,—United States Senator Wellington says that he believes tlie peace treaty will be ratified practically without amendment. This is a significant statement, as the senator has been counted in the opposition to the end. 1JKICV1TIICS. BLOODY WAR AT MANILA Filipinos Attack Americati Troops and Are Repulsed With Heavy Losses. MANILA, Feb. fi.—The long expccter. rupture between the Americans and the Filipinos has come at last. The former are now engaged in solving tlie Philippine problem with the utmost Dxpedition possible. The clash came tit 8:40 yesterday evening, when three daring Filipinos darted past the Nebraska regiment's pickets at Santa Mesn, but retired when challenged, They repeated the experiment, without rtrawmg the sentries' fire. But the third time Corporal Greely challenged the Filipinos and then fired, killing one of them and wounding another. Almost immediately afterward the Filipinos' line, from Calooean to Santa Mesa, commenced a fusilade, which was ineffectual. The Nebraska. Montana and North Dalcota outposts replied vigorously and held their ground Until reinforcements arrived. The Filipinos in the meantime concentrated at three points, Calvocan, Gagalangid and Santa. Mesa. At about one o'clock the Filipinos opened a hot fire from all three places simultaneously. This was supplemented bv the fire of two siege guns at Balik-Balik and by advancing their skirmishers at Paeo and Pandacan. The Americans responded with a terrific fire, but owing to the darkness they were unable to determine its effect. The Utah light artillery finally succeeded in silencing the native battery. The Third artillery also did good work on the extreme left. The engagement lasted over an hour. Tho United States cruiser Charleston and the gunboat Concord, stationed of Maltona, opened fire with their secondary batteries on tho Filipinos' position at Calvocan and kept it up vigorously. At 2:45 there was another fusilade along the entire line, and the United States sea going, double turrcted monitor Monadnock opened fire upon the enemy from off Malta. With daylight tlie Americans advanced. The California and Washington regiments made a splendid charge and drove the Filipinos from th? villages of Paeo and Santa Mesa. The Nebraska regiment also distinguished itself, capturing several prisoners and one howitzer and a very strong position at the reservoir, which is is connected with the waterworks. The Kansas and Dalcota regiments compelled the enemy's right flank to retire to Calvocan. There was intermittent firing at various points all day long. The loss to the Filipinos cannot be estimated at present but they are known to be considerable. The American losses are estimated at twenty men killed and 125 wounded. MANILA, (.Monday) Feb. 0, 9 a. m.— Although the firing continued all day yesterday, with resulting victories for the Americans, the Filipinos have apparently reached the conclusion that the Americans mean business, now that the barriers are removed, as there were no further hostilities last night and no attempt was made to recover tlie lost ground. Tho Americans have established their lines well out and have driven off the insurgents, country about Manila is peaceful tlie city perfectly quiet. Tlio cruiser Philadelphia has sailed for Samoa via The ship'is. fully equal in offensive power to th-,; combined force of the two warships now at Apia. A Madrid correspondent says that, owing to the recent development ol the Carlist agitation, the government has decided to retain the state of siege and the suspension of the constitutional guarantees ior some time longer. . The French chamber of deputies, recently, by a vote of 340 to 180, adopted the government's proposal to submit to a committee intrusted with such matters, the bill providing that cases of trial of revision shall be brought before the united sections of the coxirt of cassation. The preamble of the measure, declaring that tho bill was one of necessity for the peace and to restore a calm in the country, was greeted with applause from the center and murmurs from the extreme left. Washington dispatch: Ferdinand W. Peck, commissioner general for the Paris exposition, has arrived in Washington and begun his campaign for the increase of the appropriation for tho American exhibit to $1,000,000. He will go before the appropriation committees of both if necessary and explain the urgent need of more funds to make an exhibition of Araer jean arts and industries that shall be creditable to this country. The American Linseed, Oil Company lost a, 835,000 plant by fire at Burlington. 4 fireman on his way to the fire was thrown from a five wagon $ml (Xtf'-r ,-"•"& s.ML./.i.l«.j,*& The and HESITATE NO LONGER. Otis Instructed to Crush the Filipino* at Once. ICmcAOO, Feb. 6.—A special to the Times Herald from Washington says: Instructions will be sent to Major General Otis tomorrow to follow up his victory over the insurgents and to crush the power of Aguinaldo in the Philippines, This was the decision reached at an important, meeting oi the cabinet held lit the white house last night, attended by the president, Secretary Hay, Secretary Alger, Attorney General Griggs and Adjutant General Corbin. It was further decided, now that Agninalclo had thrown down the gauntlet, that Iloilo shall bo taken and tho islands of the archipelago occupied as rapidly as possible. Street C'm'H for Cairo. PiTTSnuno, Feb. 3.—The trolley ears of Pittsburir are to invade tho land ol the Pharaohs. Negotiations have just been closed Electric & Manufacturing company for the equipment of fourteen cars pi the ordinary trolley type for use in the city of Cairo. Tins lino will be tho first in the country, but it is proposed to build another line to the Pyramids as soon us the natives become, accustpmec to the operation of the cars and latei to connect Alexandria and Cairo by irolley. The liufTulo at Manila. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—The Buffalo arrived at Manila after a record break ing run of 54 days, from New York It carried 700 sailors to relieve men ii Pewey's fleet whose time has expired Those who owe us the largest arc the least grateful. Forty-seven muscles are called ii action in the production of'the humai voice, and yet some people say woniei have no muscle. A Cleveland lady who was about U oro&s a crowded thoroughfare of tha, city politely asked the assistance of i gentleman who stood beside, and whc carried a heavy cane, He politely a& sented and s.he took his arm: Afte they had crossed the street she earn estly thanked him. "Madam," h said, "J fear you overvalue my protec tion, because I am blind." Washington, Jan. 80. -Mason presented i resolution calling on the secretary of vrar for information as to the percentage of sick soldiers m the Philippines, and it was adopted. A bill to declare the proper construction of the act entitled "An act to provide for adjudication of payment of claims arising from Indian depredations," passed. Allison tried to obtain consideration of tlio Indian appropriation bill, but tho opponents of the peace treaty werb victorious and the Bacon resolution was laid before the senate. Carter warned the senators that n vote for any of the resolutions would be n lack of confidence in tha American people. In executive > session tlie senate received from the president all the correspondence relative to the peace treaty. Tlie correspondence shows that tho president instructed the commissioners to demand tlie island of'Luzon, but afterwards yielded to the suggestion of • ho commission to demand the whole Phil- jpine group. HOUSE. Tho house put in a hard day's work on lie army bill anil when it adjourned 13 of he 20 pases had been completed. The ommittce amendments giving the presl- cnt discretionary power to reduce the» t7.e of tho infantry companies and cavalry roops to 60 men each were adopted, and Iso a series of amendments to reduce the )ftlcers of the staff. A substitute was doptcd for the section providing for pro- notions, which was designed to equalize jromotions. SI5XATE. Washington. Jan. 81.—A bill was passed granting extra pay to temporary nnvy, wo months to those who served outside f tlio United States and one month to hose who served within the United States, vhether discharged yet or not. Berry, oi Arktmsas, in addressing tho senate on the- Vest anti-expansion resolution, said: "If n November, ISM, it had been known that he president at this time, so soon after lis inauguration, would be asking congress or an army of 100.000 men to subjugate md reduce a people seven thousand miles rom our shores, who were endeavoring to- jst.ablish a government for themselves, he votild not have received a single electoral rote in any state." Bacon declared he »vould not vote for tlio treaty until the- senate had passed n resolution for the ultimate independence of the Filipinos. In executive session Gray and Money spoke on the treaty, Gray favoring its ratification ind Money opposing it. Gray, while op- >oscd to permanent occupation of tho isl- inds, said that question could be .settled in ,he future. HOUSE The bill to reorganize and increase the standing army to about 100,000 men, but Diving the president authority to reduce- ihesize of infantry companies and cavalry ;roops to CO men each, thus fixing a min- mum of about 50,00!) enlisted men. passed the house by a voto of 108 to 125. But six republicans voted against the bill, and five- democrats and populists voted for it. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 4.—Lindsay, of Kentucky offered a resolution declaring: it to be contrary to the policy, traditions and interests of tue American people to admit non-Americiin territories as states: and that the United States accept the cession of the Philippine Islands from Spain with tho proposition that tho people of those islands may demonstrate their ability to Bfovorn themselves, and with na_ desire to permanently hold the islands: Rawlins» spoke on tlio Vest anti-expansion resolution, advocating its passage. In executive session Teller advocated the ratification of tho treaty and Ho..j.'1'op'.iod to his remarks. HOUSE. Fifty of the eighty-eight pages of the river and harbor bill had been completed when tho house adjourned. The bill appropriates directly about #13,500,000, and authorizes contracts to tho extent of $10,030,000 additional. SISNATB. Washington, Fob. 2.—Spoonor, ot Wisconsin, made tin address in favor of the immediate ratification .of the peace treaty. Ho was apprehensive of tho policy of expansion, bvit that question could be settled after the treaty hnd been ratified. HOUSE. The river and harbor bill passed the house by a vote of 100 to 7. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 3.—For more than five hours the senate listened to arguments in opposition to expansion and in opposition to tho ratification of the treaty of peace. Tlio speakers wore Money, of Mississippi, and Daniel, of Virginia. The former's ud- dross was comparatively brief, as he did not enter into tlie constitutional phases of tho question. He vigorously antagonized tho ratification of the treaty, holding that by such action the Filipinos would-be admitted to the Union as citizens, and that if tuoy were not oapablo of self government wo ilia not want thorn. Daniel's speech was a brilliant oratorical effort; his picture of the situation in tho Philippines aud his peroration in which ho -appealed to his colleagues not to depart from tho history and traditions of tlie American Nation were beautiful specimens of eloquent English. In executive session Davis tried to force a vote on tho many resolutions in reference to the disposition of the Philippines, but those who opp, tho treaty objected owing to'the fact that the vote on the treaty must come Monday and there was no time for action by the house on the resolution, and adjournment was then taken without action. Most of the time of tho house during the three hours was consumed in filibustering against, relief bills on tho private calendar. The filibuster was finally, successful and the house adjourned, . .. SUKATB Washington, Feb. 4.—Chilton made ur> address in favor of Vest's resolution, and Wolcott rerlieil in favor of prompt ratification of the treaty. The military academy appropriation bill, carrying about $000,000, was passed to-day, Xiiitlnier Riot Cases Dismissed. WILKEBBAHKE, Pa., Feb. 3.—District Attorney Martin, who prosecuted the cas-3 against Sheriff James Martin, for ' the killing of twenty-one miners and tho wounding of over fifty others by the sheriff's deputies at Latimer, in September, 1807, announces that the. remaining indictments against the sheriff and his deputies have been nolle pressed. The nolle prossequis were entered lust September, but owing to the fear of the effect of publicity on the miners, it was deemed advisable to withhold the announcement until all dagger of tin outbreak had passed. Never worry a man when he is rheumatic or hungry. The moonshi.aer's natural selection foe solitude came out the other day when, an illicit distillery was discovered in-Philadelphia. A law of congress prohibits the sale of intoxicants in Ahislui. The object ,is to protect the Indians and Ksqui- raaux of that section from the evils of intemperance. Yet the residents of Alaska are nearly all hard drinkers. Alcoholic stimulants go there in pock- ... .ages marked "Florida water," "bay rum, 11 "epugb, bitters," etc.

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