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Algona, Iowa
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THE UPP1B DE8 MOINE8! A3UGOK 4, IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 1. MS IMlf frfTEACHER HELD FOR RUBBERY SMALLPOX IN •terttftt? of the 8tM.« /Hoard of Ftirnt»h«N Infnrmattofi. l)i(!i MMfrfcS, Feb. S5.—At ft meeting e{ thi State board of liealtli the secrc- iary* tor. Kennedy, repotted on the current epidemic of smallpox in Iowa. 1& f>art the report says: "There hits never, at any time in the history of the board, been such a general prevalence of the disease in Iowa. The first report we had came from Hamburg, and soon after from Ipercival. Up to the present time there have been reported to this office definitely, the following respecting smallpox: Exira, 1 case} Livingston, 2: Atulubon, 2; Lacona, 4; West Point, 1', Percival, 17; Clio, 1$ Seymour, 6; Genoa, 1; Milo, Oj Hamburg, 12; in all 53 cases. At Seymour one death was reported and one at Genoa: these are nil so far reported to the'offloe. Dr. McKiveen, in one of his reports, speaks of the existence of the' disease at McPaul and Kent. Dr. Serogsrs made an examination at Genoa, but there has been no report except the indefinite statement of one case with several others in the country and one death. It Is my intention, as soon as the disease subsides, to get full and complete reports from every section of the state where it hns been present." RECEIVER WANTED. Cnlt*Hltf Stndisnt 8tol» SBOO of •600 From Hli I,«n<lln<1y, DBS Moisfcs, Feb. S4.— Rev. W. N. Coffey, a student at Drake university, was bound over to the grand jury by Justice Aylesworth, on the charge of grand larceny. Coffcy confessed to the crime after a five hours' cross ex« amitiation by the trustees of the Uni* versity Christian ehurch, at whose mission of Ninth and Shaw streets, Coffey has been preach ing, Mrs. II. A. Magart, at whose home Coffey has been living for three years, is the person from whom Coffey took the money. He says that the amount of money he took was between 8500 and 8000. It Vt as the savings of years of his landlady, Mrs. Magart, who has. been a great friend to him, and, who would not believe her protege guilty, until he confessed the crime. ALL OIER DEWEY WANTS OREGON. BLOOD CASE ENDED. nncl 6tockholdcr* of a DPR MolnegBnnk Apply for One. DES MOINEP, Feb. 20.—Forty-two of the stockholders of the German Saving-s Bnnk, representing 820,000 of the 8100.000 'Stock, have commenced suit In the district court asking that a receiver be appointed. The bank's trouble has been of long standing. During the panic of '93 it closed its doors, but was reorganized in 1897,' the capital stock being increased. Two months ago the state bank examiner ordered a 40 per cent assessment on all stock to put the bank in pood condition. Forty-two of the stockholders refused to pay the assessment. The affected stockholders, who claim their stock wns ordered sold by the directors, have now begun action to secure the appointment of a receiver and to restrain the bank from collecting the assessment. Francis Geneser is president and J. W. Geneser cashier. MRS. HUGHES NOT GUILTY. State Saw No Clinnce of Snccess nt Once IMnmiBned It. OUAXOK CITT, Feb. 27.—The trial of the murder case against Mrs. Georpe I. Blood came to a sudden termination in the district court. The state dismissed the case and the woman was at once liberated. The doctors who were to testify on the part of the state changed their minds regarding the mental condition of the woman at the time she killed her husband at breakfast one morning, afrer years of abuse. They concluded that she was suffering from paretic dementia at the time the murder was committed, and this settles the chances of the stn to securing a conviction. Public sentiment was all on the Hide of the woman. College Orators. Mr. VEHNON, Feb. 24.—At the state, oratorical contest first place was won by S. M. Holiday, of Simpson college, Indianola. IOWA CONIJKNHKI). - tlestiH of tlie I.onjr Trliil Meets With General Approval. MASON Cirr, Feb. 25.—The jury in the trial of Mrs. Lottie Hughes on a charge of murdering her husband returned a verdict of not guilty. They were out twenty-four houi's. After the verdict was read Mrs. Hughes broke down and sobbed bitterly. The verdict meets with the general approval of this community. As soon as County Attorney Telford had laid down the case he expressed a belief that the jury would stand for acquittal. From this case he at once goes to work on the Bone murder case. Iowa Criminal*. DKS MOINEB, Feb. 24.—According to the monthly statement of the state board of control, which has just been completed for the month of Januaiy, the number of criminals in Iowa penitentiaries decreased during that period in the number of 27. Anamosa shows a decrease of 23 and Ft. Madison of 4. A member of the board says, however, that the number would'in- crease in the next report, as the past month has brought in a harvest of criminals to the penitentiaries. The population of the penitentiaries for January was 1,113. Itnnk Robbery Planned. Four DODGE, Feb. 20.—A plot to rob the First National bank of Fort Dodge by first overpowering the police and then gaining entrance to the vault, by an explosion in the basement under the vault was unfolded a few days ago by a stranger to an officer of the bank. There has been no trace of him since. The extra pi ecautions taken are supposed to have foiled the robbers. The Wife Murderer. PEBKT, Feb. 34.—Mrs. Frank Liddle, the woman reported as killed by her insane husband, is not dead, though there is scarcely any hope of her recovery. Li dell e was taken to Clarinda by Can way and Swift, two engineers. Llddle claims he intended to kill his children also hnd they been home from school, but his watch beingi too fast fooled him. t Postofllce Bobbed and Burned. MOHTEZUMA, Feb. °4.—The postoffice at Deep Kiver was entered by burglars and the safe blown open. Three hundred dollars in money ard stamps to the value of S200 were taken. The building was then set on fire and tljree other buildings were destroyed, including the drug store of J. C. Sanders, which was insured for $1,500. No clue, ,____ VPoinun Burned, to Death. AORLEY, Feb. 3G.-r-Mrs. I. Calender was burned to death. She was an invalid and was at home aloue, When b,er husband returned he found her burned to a crisp. The house was full Of smol?e, and it is not known how it SftUght flre, : '• . •'•• Pecltlop Involves Big Sum. WABpra<w>N, Feb. 9l.r-.ln the case giqux C}ty terminal company, of City, Jowa, ys, The Trust Com' pany pf North A'nerica, the United States supreme court affirmed the opinion at the cjwsuiji court pt appeals for tfee Jgifirbth circuit. The case involved the yajidtty of mortgages given by the terming company, Qjje Q| which was lor ? 1,800,0)9% -yhfre was »n effort to the pi a pr ft sum greater Jhafl the. •property pqw The 2-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Day, of Union township, Monroe county, fell into a tub of hot water and was so badly scalded that, death resulted in a few hours. Daniels and Greenfield, the long and short men, dangerous criminals, who escaped from Sheriff Stout and Deputy Keenhold, of Polk county, on February 8, while en route to the Fort Madison prison, have been captured at Lafayette, I-nd. An impromptu meeting of business men was held at Des Mqincs, to consider the advisability of constructing a line from Des Moines to Newton, there to connect with .the Iowa Central and the Fort Madison line. The speeches made indicated that every man present heartily favored the project and would give his earnest support. It is known that traffic relations can bo made that will make the line a paying investment. Des Moines advices say Major Olmsted has forwarded to Washington a recommendation that the place of enrollment of the Iowa troops be changed from Des Moines to the town at which they lived, so far as the members of the National Guard are concerned. This means that the muster in rolls of the four regiments and the muster out rolls of the Fiftieth and Fifty-second regiments will be corrected. It means that each National Guardsman will receive from S3 to $10 apiece more money from the government than ho has or would otherwise receive. Marie Anderson, or Blanche Obsey, has confessed to putting poison in the coffee which Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Anderson, of Des Moines, drank on February 9, and which cume near killing them. The girl says that she put some powder that she found in a box- in a dresser into the coffee pot on the' afternoon of February 9. She then went to Mrs. Prewitt's, near by, throwing the box away. Mrs. Anderson is still very ill from the effects of the poison, which has been found to be rough on rats. Dr. Anderson is about fully recovered. The girl states that she was adopted by them in 1892, but she never liked Mrs. Anderson, and that on the morning of February 9 that lady scolded her for not making pancakes for breakfast, and that scolding determined her to poison her foster mother. She stated that several times she thought of taking poison hex-self. Judge Holmes has sentenced the girl to the girls' reform school at Mitchellvil'le. Des Moines dispatch: That the fruit crop of the west has been ruined and the many orchards and vineyards of Iowa badly damaged by the recent severe touch of arctic weather experienced by this state, is shown by reports received by Gco. H. Van Ilouten, secretary of the State Agricultural Society. According to these reports the peach crop has been entirely destroyed, and the trees severely injured, A few hardy varieties may bear a crop this season. The pear crop suffered the same as the peach crop and is probably entirely destroyed. The tender varieties of apples have been destroyed, but the hardier ones will give the usual crop. The grape crop is also damaged. Many of the canes of the raspberry and blackberry bushes have been killed by the cold wavei and a small crop is expected. At Perry recently Frank Liddle, a passenger engineer on the Chicago, Milwaukee <!fc St. Paul road, killed his wife by striking her with a meat cleaver, Liddle had been sick for some time and had been taking treatment at Mercy hospital, Des Moines. He got away about two weeks ago and came home. Since then he has been in Perry because his.wife wished him to stay at home, where she thought she could care for him. lie seems entirely unconscious of what he ha,s, done, After committing the crime he went (3ow»town »pd $9} shayed. Wfldle fslf th,9,| his mind wMfiTing w»y i mouther two ago, an4, at his request, ww iftk«p te a h Sayi, for Political R«ft«onflj th« Shi Slionld Be Sent. .WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.—The follow (ng dispatch has been received at th naval department: "MANILA, Feb. 24.—For politica reasons, the Oregon should be sen here at once. (Signed) DRWET." Dewey's cable was discussed at the cabinet meeting yesterday. Official profess to be surprised at it, and sai they know of no political reasons fo the request. There are various sur raises. One is that it is to assist in overawing the Filipinos who are in dined to join Aguinaldo; another is that probably in the recent fires start fed by rebels considerable foreign property was destroyed and that some of the foreign naval commanders there are inclined to seize on the pretext o their interests to demand protection which we cannot afford, to lane marines, or do something obnoxious to the United States. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.—The navy department expects the Oregon, which is now at Honolulu, to arrive at Manila about March 10. As the transports are now ahead of time, it is probable that within a week Otis will have reinforcements of 2,500 men. UNDER STRICT MARTIAL LAW. In Work of Supprcgftlne Incendiarism IWnnllii Proeecdg Vigorously. MANILA, Feb. 24.—General Otis has issued an order directing all the inhabitants of Manila, until otherwise ordered, to confine themselves in their homes after seven in the evening. He warns the incendiaries and suspects that they will bo severely dealt with. Extraordinary precautions are taken to prevent further trouble. The fire was burning in theTondo district all day yesterday, clearing the residents out of many houses in the outskirts, from which the enemy fired on the Americans. The loss caused by fire is estimated at over half a million dollars. The sharpshooters at various parts of the line are very annoying. Lieut. Eugene S. French, Company L, First Montana, and Private Oscar Felton, Company C, South Dakota, were killed and two other Dakotnns wounded. INSURGENTS' BIG LOSS. bout COO Killed nnd Wonndod and 2OO I'll ken Prisoners. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.—Gen. Otis cables from Manila: "Scandia arrived last night. On the nights of the 21st. 22d and yesterday morning the insurgent troops gained access to the outskirts of tho city behind our lines. Many were in hiding, and about 1,000 entrenched themselves. They were completely routed, with a loss of killed and wounded of about 500, and 200 prisoners. Our loss is very slight. Tho city is quiet and confidence restored. Business is progressing."- TO BREAK A TRUST. Convicts of Enngng Penitentiary Will Make Binding Twine. TOPEKA. Kan., Feb. 24.—Governor Stanley has signed' the bill through which the state legislature aims to relieve Kansas farmers of the exactions of the binding twine trust. The measure provides for the manufacture of binding twine by convicts in the state penitentiary and appropriates $40,000 for tho installing of the plant and $150,000 to be used as a revolving fund to carry on the enterprise. GEN. GOMEZ IN HAVANA. leetx With an ICntlmsmgtlu Reception by the Citizens. HAVANA,. Feb. 25.—The fourth anniversary of the beginning of the revo- Hition against Spain was marked by the entry of Gen Gomez at the head of 2,000 armed Cuban horsemen and footmen into Havana. The general received an enthusiastic welcome. Funeral of President Fanro. PARIS, Feb. 24.—The funeral of President Fame took place yesterday. The ceremonies and procession were imposing and great crowds massed the line of march. There was some rioting in the evening, but the rioters were soon dispersed. Work In the U. S, Patent Ofllae. DES MOINES, Feb. 23.—We filed an application for Mrs. A. P. Chamberlin, of Des Moines, January 38, for a patent for a'pack of game cards that contain the symbols aim Characters that constitute the rudiments of the science of music and nve iiulispensible in teaching and practicing music. A patent was allowed February 6, without altering a line or dot in the papers. A patent has been allowed to T. S. Kilgoro, of Henderson, Iowa, for a practical invention described in one of the claims as follows: A coupling pin having a longitudinal bore in one end and a slot intersecting the inner end of the bore, a minor spring-actuated pin fitted in said bore and an elbow- shaped lever pivoted in said slot, to operate in the manner set forth for the purposes stated. Consultation and advice free. Valuable printed matter sent to correspondents who request information. Address, Iowa Patent Office, Des Moines, Iowa. TIIOMAS G. OBWIG & Co., Solicitors of Patents. Wanted Him Herself, "They say she married a man who is old enough to be her father." "Then perhaps that is why hep mother, who is e till a pretty lively widow, was so strongly opposed tpthe watch." Demoralized. • t "J can't see wh»t could have caused mome of that canned goods to turn out •9 badly," said an arniy contractor, •'Neither do I" fUD$wr«di his partner, •'unless it was the iapsnwf» s pf those officers Kay hj|vg ujsef IB w QUAY MEN ARE ACCUSED. Philadelphia Pi-Mi Chftrge* Bribery lit Behalf of Senator. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. S6.—Th« Philadelphia Press, of which Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith is publisher, publishes a long story charging that republican leaders at Harrisburg who favor Senator Quay's re-election, made distinct offers to bribe demo cratio legislators to favor legislation that was calculated to aid him in his coming trial for alleged conspiracy to loot the state treasury through the medium of the now defunct People's B ank. The McCarrell bill in the legislature, which Senator Quay's oppon ents sidetracked until after his trial provided that a district attorney shoulc be largely deprived of his right to sel aside jtirors. A reconsideration of the postponement of this bill might have made it available in the senator's behalf. To secure this reconsideration it is said one legislator waa offered $1,000. VICE-ADMIRALS. ARMY BEEF INVESTICAfION Friends of Admlrnl Scbley to Work for Him. WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.—The understanding among Admiral Schley's friends now is that they will not further press the fight over the question of Admiral Sampson's advance' meut over Admiral Schley. They will, therefore, agree to let the nominations be confirmed without much, if any, more debate, depending upon future legislation to place Schley before the country in a position which they think he should occupy. They propose to ask that a provision be made for the appointment of two vice- admirals, with the.understanding that Schley and Sampson shall be nominated to the two places thus created. Schley told his senatorial friends that ic was willing to trust his fortunes to their care. HULL BILL TO PASS. Its by the Enemlci Have lleen Pacified ArimlnUtratlnn. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.—It is said the administration ancl its representatives n congress have reached a satisfactory igreement with the minority respect- ng the army reorganization bill. The compromise is based on an army of 100,000, of whom 35,000 will be known as provisional army enlisted to serve jntil 190i. Arrangements have been made for a full staff corps as in the lull bill, and generally speaking-, it s said that the arrangement saves the 'eatures of that measure while meet- ng in a large measure the objection of the minority based on a fear that .he regular establishment will be permanently increased. It is believed hat this removes nearly all the dan- jer of an extra session. NO FURTHER FEAR IS FELT. Filipinos Will Make No More Trouble In ATanlla. MANILA, Feb. 27.—The police raided several houses and captured twenty to rhirty insurgents in each. This and .he curfew order is effectually dispell- ng fears of an outbreak of natives. Outside of the eity the sharpshooter! bout Caloocan are very annoying. All is quiet elsewhere. It is generally >elieved that in the disastrous at- empts in the city to destroy property he Filipinos themselves are the worst .ufferers and that this will prevent hat recurrence, but every precaution s being- taken to deal with the mergency if it arises. OTIS NEEDS ASSISTANCE. Telegraphs to General r.iiwton to Hasten to Manila. COLOMBO, Island of Ceylon, Feb. 27. —The United States transport Grant, vhich sailed from New York for Tanila on Janusry 19, with troops inder command of General Henry W "/awton on board has arrived. Genral Lawton received a cablegram rom Major General Otis say ing: "Sit- lation critical. Your early arrival .eeessary." He also received from Adjutant General Corbin a cable dis- >atch urging him to hurry. Pittabnrf; Man Has Corner on Kjfgn. PITTSBUKQ, Pa., Feb. 25.—There is a amine in eggs all over the country, nd prices have advanced from 81 cents o 40 cents a dozen. Last week H. D. liller, of Philo, Muskingura county, )hio, arrived in Pittsburg and quietly tarted in to buy eggs. In a few days e had secured 1,000 cases, or 30,000 ozen, ancl now has the market cor- ei-ed. Before coming 1 to Pittsburg, liller went out among the poultry arms and found that the hens had een frostbitten during the blizzard. \s it takes them several weeks to re- uperate, Miller says eggs will be sell- tig at 5 cents apiece before "Easter. IJKICVITIES. A serious conflict at Talien Wan, etween Russians and Chinese, r'esult- d in the death of 300 Chinese. A uestion of taxes caused the trouble. The American-Canadian joint high ommissiop has adjourned to meet at uebee August S, unless the chairmen J the respective commissions agree pon another date. Senator Frye a few days ago re- orted from the committee on foreign elations the amendment to the suu- ry civ}! appropriation bill for the con? truction of a submarine cable in the aciflo ocean, as amended by the com- njittee. The Amendments «re nuna* rous and radical The ipost import, nt of them increases the subsidy to e pai<| every year for twenty years to 175.00Q, and extends the tinje in h}eh, the contracting 1 company is to be IYCD, t9 complete the line fo th,e ph}l» ppine, jsland» to the flyet o,i January, IW* ' General Mile* the JFIrgt WItneM Mefor the Coort of Inquiry. WASHINGTON. Feb. 21.—The Mile court of inquiry yesterday made a gooc start in its work. The first witness t appear was General Miles. While de nying the authenticity of two inter views, alleged to have been had wit! him. he admitted that there was much in them with which he agreed.. When asked if he had reported to the com missary department the fact that com plaints bad been made against bee he said lie vras not compelled report to the commissary general The general said he had no intention to impute fraud to anyone in conuec tion with the canned roast beef, bu as a matter of fact it was an exper iiuent, and a very costly one. lie saic the next day after getting ashore he advised the war department not tc send refrigerated beef to 1'orto Rico He then told of the complaints agains the beef at Ponce. lie read a long summary of 100 letters received bi him at army headquarters, giving the various terms in which the misat was characterized. All considered it bad In addition he showed a summary o: reports on refrigcrat d beef condemned and thrown overboard. Lieut. Col Van Home, Lieut. Col. Minor and Major .lackson followed Gen. Miles Their testimony corroborated that o: the general, each testifying that the beef wns bad. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—A n umber o: army olllccrs who participated in the Santiago campaign were heard by the court of inquiry yesterday. Practically without exception the officer* condemned the canned roast, boef furnished as a travel ration and reviewed complaints about it which the men very generally made, declaring it un palatable ancl wanting in nutriment. On the other hand, the, refrigerated beef suffered but little at the hands oi the witnesses, it being generally con ceded that it was good when delivered from the transports and when it es oapcd the decomposing 1 effects of the tropical sun eu route to the several commands it wan found to be satisfactory. General commissary, methods in Cuba were inquired into. Difficulty n preventing taint before cooking .vas experienced generally. There was very little in the evidence point ing to any use of chemicals upon this >eef. The contention of General Miles that the army in Cuba, and Porto lico should have been supplied with lerds of cattle or beef on the hoof instead of refrigerated beef was support- Mi by every witness who gave his opin- on upon this question. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—Yesterday's jroeecdings of the court of inquiry in« •estimating- the beef controversy de- eloped little that wns new. The tes- Jinony, with the exception of that oi ~)r. Daly, surgeon on the .staff of Gen, Elites djuring the war, and of Colone] Woodruff, assistant commissary general, was generally in the line of that of Tuesday. The canned roast beej was .condemned, the chief complain) being that it often decomposed en route to camp. The testimony of representatives of the subsistence department was begun, that of Colonel Woodruff, assistant, commissary general, being the most notable, lie purchased more than 800,000 pounds of canned beef and told of the method of purchase and the reasons that prompted it. He took issue with General Miles' contention that beef on the hoof was the usual source of fresh meat supply to the army. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—The testimony of Colonel J. F. Weston, who was at the outbreak of th« war assistant commissary general and who now is t.he successor of Commissary General Eagan, together with the appearance of .Gen. Engan, was the feature of yesterday's proceedings of the court o! inquiry investigating the charges ' oi G en era 1 Miles ns to. the beef supply to the army while in Cuba and 1'oi-to Rioo. Knell contended that the canned roast beef wns a wholesome and nutritious component of I he iirmy ration which was furnished the Santiaii-o and Porto Rican expeditions arid took issue with the regular army officers who have criticised it. l>pgarding the refrigerated beef the testimony tended to show that it was satisfactory. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.—Gen. Eagar. resumed his testimony before thscourt of inquiry into the beef charges. He said that under the contract Swift & Company were wholly responsible for the beef until delivered at tl,«s points designated by the department, The clause requiring beef to keep seventy- two hours after-leaving the refrigerator was inserted at his instance after the concerns had declared they could prepare it so as to keep thaj, long. If it failed to do so they should not be paid. He supposed deductions for spoiled beef had bnen made, though he did not know. Regarding the canned roast beef he said when it was kept in, the holds of vessels or exposed to the sun it remained perfectly good but looked repulsive. Col. Young said ho heard no complaints. Captain Hipley and Major Bowman said the canned, roast beef was tasteless and unpalatable. Hannn'g Seat Ig Solid. WA SUING TON, Feb. 37.—The senate committee on privileges of election decided no case made in. the protesl against Senator Hanna. Job for Dny. WASHINGTON, Feb. 37.—The president has nominated Win. R. Day, ol Ohio, to be United States circuit judge for the Sixth district. The Smokeless Variety. Waggles—This war has shown that powder should be unlike a child. Jaggles—What in the world do you inean? Wtjggles—It should be heard but not 'seen. '••• '.'•'. Sufficient Excuse. Jones (to Brown)— \ say, old fellow, i saw you last night, after that dinner, Your legs were uncommonly unsteady.' Brpwn—No, dear boy; legs were, rifltit enough. It wn, s thftt were so fcMFTY-fMFTH CO/xGRESS. 3BVATB. Washington, Feb. 21.—Formal discussion of the Hnll-Hawley army reorganization bill was begun in the canato this afternoon. Hawley and Wurrun (rep-i.) sap- ported the measure, an,I Mite icll an.I Cookrell (dems.) opposed it. while Proctor (rep.) addressed the senate in favor of some amendments which he had proposed to the bill. All the speakers are members o! the com-iiittee on military affairs. Cockrell's speech, th'ingh brief, was particularly notab'e, as he spoke definitely for the opposition to the army bi.l. HOUSR. The houss reache.l the; hist page of the naval bill today and adjourned with a point of order pending against a provision fixing the price of armor plate at £545 per ton. The provision of the bill went out on a point, of order on tho ground that it was not limited to the armor to ba purchased with the appropriation in the bill, whereupon it was modified to meet this objection nud nfraitist it the point of order pending an adjournment was raised. Much of tue time was occupie 1 in debatinp tho amendment offered by Mudd (rep.) of Maryland appropriating:*730,001 to complete the three buildings authorized to bs erected nt the navnl academy at Annapolis. It was adopted. arcs-ATI!. Wash'-igton, Feb. 22.—The session of the senate was devoted to two special orders, the reading of Washington's farewell address. Senator Wolcott being the reader, and pronouncing eulogies on the lute Senator Morrill. The house to-day inaugurated the custom which hns prevailed for many years in the senate of listening to tho reading of Washington's farewell address on Washington's birthday. Boutelle's amendment to tho naval appropriation bill fixing the maximum price of armor plato at $545 per ton was rilled to bo in order, whereupon Underwood offered as a substitute a proposition to appropriate $1,000,00!) for the erection of u government armor plate plant. Boutolle raised a point of order against it. Without deciding the point of order the committee rose. SKNATE. Washington, Feb. 2H.—During the entire session the senate had under consideration the river and harbor bill. Good progress was made, eighty-nine pasjes having been disposed of, with tho exception of oue amendment. nousii. The naval bill passed the house after the naval committee had been defeated ia two .mportant items. The committee had recommended $545 per toa as tho price to be laid for the new Krupp armor, but the imount was cut to $445. Several speakers openly charged that tho government was jeiug robbed by the manufacturers. The other item in which r''o committee was defeated was in rofor ns • to tho rohabll- tivtion of the naval ae.iuomy at Annapolis. The bill also contains a provision for thf reation of tho rank of admiral. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 24.—After a session of nearly eight hours the senate passo.1 the iver and harbor bill by the decisive vote of 50 to 3. On several of tho committee amendments a determined fight was made, but in every instance tho opposition availed nothing:. Tho shin-post contest arose over the Nicaragua caual bill amend- nent. A point of order was made against t that it was general legislation, but the enate overruled the point. The amendment was then attacked as not being •evelent to a river and harbor measure, nit this, too, was overruled by the senate. nous is. Johnson, of Indiana, delivered a care- ully prepared speech in which he arraign- sd the administi'ation in the most bitter erms for its alleged imperialistic program. Ho began by referring to the recent banquet at Boston, attended by the >resident and cabinet. He declared Alger lad been retained in the cabinet, despite iis incompetence, on account of his contributions to the campaign fund in 1800. He said Long hud the audacity to repeat the wseless churge that those opposed to the •atiflcutlon ol the treaty were responsible 'or the bloodshed in the Philippines. He characterized the president's speech as ;ho most diBingenous thiit ever fell from .he lips of the chief executive. "Apart 'rom platitudes, professions of virtue, it was," he said, "u ctirefully devised, jtudjous inisstutement of facts." If the n-esideiit really felt congress should determine on tho future of tlioPhilippiues, why lid ho noc call un extra session oi'congress. Id charged that tuo president coerced the somite into ratifying tho treaty. Chris- ;ianmng with the sword, civiliz- ug with the cannon, ho declared, vas President McKinloy's policy, phnson went on to declare only the president could tell how two-thirds majority to •utify the treaty hud baoii secured. The >eopie did not endorse it. If he could hush ;he voice of the self-seekers about him, he vould not, hear the tread of a hundred .housund men lie desired to enforce in his crusade against liberty, but the murmur- ngs of a mighty army of American people vho would overthrow him in the end; He sharged the president's attitude as taken it the demand of selfish capitalists who 'urnishcd the money for his nomination and election, and lie hud no doubt they had already ple-lged him a reuominution and re-election. Landis, one of Johnson's republican colleagues from Indiana, briefly stated to that Johnson's constitu- iiits hud repudiated him and the two members had awordyduel. Later, Marsli(rep) of Illinois, replied to some'of Jp -i.soii's trictures, but the republican leulc ; had evidently deckle;! to ignore the attacks ol lie Indiaman and no general reply was nade to his speech. The army appropria. ion bill was lost sight of in the discussion, hough the general debute was closed. SENATE. , Washington, Feb. S5.- Consideration ol he compromise army -reorganization-bill vas begun. Gorman off, rod an amendment irovldinf? that after July i, 1901, tuoarmy hall bo as it was previous to April i, 1593, recent the cadets appointed prior to Julr , 1901, and except us provided for in : the ict to authorize two additional regiments rt artillery, approved March 8, 1898 speeches ia support of the bill were de- ivered by.'Hiiwley, Cockrell. Carter and Smith, and by Gonna n and Allen against it. HOUS1S The house continued work on the army appropriation bill today, but failed to com. pleteit. Considerable animosity was developed during tho debate and there were harp passages between Mr. Grosyenorand Mr. Cannon on one hand and Messrs! Simp. oiM>f Kansas, and Cochrau, of Missputf, She-You used to say my slightest wish should be your law. He—That's .11 right, but you are given to indulg- fl Cf' 1 Tl 1\^ nt «*»i oVinn. l_ • * _ W Some To be prepared for emergencies, any of the European monarohg haw arge amounts of money on deposit in he Bank of England. N ftP oleon III when he saw thSt his star was oS the wane, oontnyed to send a v ft st sura to - * Empress Eugenie to

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