North Carolina Newspapers

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Cibais Discuss the Action of Tkis
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Oothraaks Wltl Occar AKhoagli Re
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Havana, By Cebla.-Th» Cuban eott
rtitutkmal eon recti on met In aecre: sea
•1M Thursday afleraoon for a tor
«Bl dlMuaatOO or tfc. -PhitqiSSba
ment. Tfcs conservative element
•cored a victory.
It wu decided to cow lane the sas
•lons of the nmorot »od (» reft*
the an matin int to the special rommit-
Ue on ralatioas, wtth instructions ig
bring la a report
Twenty-ninj delegate* were present,
6eaar Uorente and Oen. Rirera being
the only absentees. Geo. Sangullly
farored dissolving the convention and
returning the smendent without die
euailOß. The other delegates were unau
lmously la Carer of continuing the its
sines and of send Ins some answer to
the executive department la Wa«Mni
The argument turned oa the ques
tion whether the ocnveotlcn had pow
er to adopt a scheme of relation) that
would be bMting on the future re*
public, kstmek a majority of (ha
delegates opposed -'thla view. Today
Senor Nunei, representing th» conser
vatives. argued that the delete ci
« empowered in tta call tor the con
lion to aatabilefc pfcimanent rela
tlona with tbo Unltted States and
ought not to atteffpt to ahlrk ita duty.
Gen. Sangully contended that the In
/taatfcn of the original call waa in-
Jjulled by Gov. Gen. Wood's Instruc
tions at the opening of the convention
whan delegates were asked to give only
•a opinion.
The radical eleoieot did sot flook to
Geo. Saoguily aa bad> been expected,
and the convention'a action In refer
ring the quaatkm to the special cmn
mittoe on relations Indicate* a will
lngneea to recede from the farmer atti
tude. It la evident that many of thg
delegates •till hop* the amendment
■will be changed, but there la ao bitter
feeling now apparent. It la doubtful
Whether the convention will ever agree
to accept ttoe amendment, but the Con
•ennatlvea maintain that the willing
neas of tho Radicala to diacuee, and II
necessary, to tend a committee ti
Washington givsa a more hopeful as
pect to ooodttHons which were growing
■trained. It la generally bettered that
the crisis, if any estate J, baa passed,
and that by the time the committee re
port* the prcoent excitement will hare
passed. Much depends upon the, at 1.
tude of the RadlsaJ delegates. If an
impassioned appeal to the people la Is
sued, aa It ta rumored will be the case,
this may causa demonstrations of pro
test against the Unltted State*. But
nothing In the nature of an uprising I'
•ay longer faired.
Fresh Troubles In Par Bast.
London, By Cabla.—A crisis hni
arisen In far Baatern affairs, which
In the opinion of the British govern
ment, Is graver almost than the troub
le* which originally turned the eye;
of (She world toward the Orient. Secret
negotiation* are going oa between the
United State* and Great Britain with
• view of thwarting what both govern
ments believe Is a determined at
tempt on th* part of Russia to plaal
herself permanently in one of tbt
richest tracts of the Chinese empire
The conference held Wednesday be
tween United States Amhaesaiiot
Chaste and Lord Lapsdowne, tha
Foreign Secretary, had nothing to do
with the Nlcaraguan Canal affair. To
quote from a British oflclai. "th:
Nicaragua controversy la a minor
matter compared with the nreeenj
situation." , \
Riot In Porto Rico.
San Afan, P. R„ By Cabla—A aerl
wu riot occurred here Thursday. At -
oYsloch in th* avenlng five ar.lllerytm v
•ad a corporal of artillery named HU
coc* lsl't their guard posts without 0.l
dets and charged across (the pUzi
Into a Street in which a mob of peo
Ida bad asMsabled. Tha soldi are Orec
a volley lato th* air, dispersed the mot
and resetted School Superlateodsni
Arasatmng, wk> was besieged by 'fc
mob la a bouse situated about a block
trow the city's centre. The city ha/
been orarrun fay a riotous crowd o
probably 1,600 persons who fhoutec
"Down with tha Aasrtcaaa!"
Daaslsh West ladles.
London, by Oabla.—"The unite*
States gorartuneot has addressed i
noes «o the Danlah gorsresnsot almosi
throating in hosss," says the OopeOba
pea oorraaposaOspt of tha Dally Mall
"to th* sffsot tbst it will not penali
any tstosfar of the Danish W«st In
dfc» to gap fcneigu powsr sad that ii
tha swat at Deateark I'afSslug to s*B
iha Uctted Stats* wtil rsqutie that In
land ait marine nsatisallty shall be
properly Jfearaatesd aad th* Unttsd
Stataj' •phera of laflaaaea ha rsspw
Par Expositions. - .»
Jeflersoo City. Ma., Special.—Th
Beasts pssosd the Boo* Mil appro
lUimim $60,000 for a Missouri exhlbl
st th* fMt-AsnarlMn^
torT s*lag*t ssat to the povsnw* lor hh
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Forty -seventh Day. Lieutenant
Governor Tome* Milled the Senate tc
order ahd Rat. Or. Gold, of Wilson
U off-wed poorer. About the. customarj
' Bun*er of private and local bills were
Introduced. The Sonata passed the
. Charlotte primary election b 11, atu-i
* which K adjourned.
* Forty-eighth Day—The Senate met
4 at 10 a. m. At noon the High Court oi
the Sebfctfe was organised for tlis trial
of the Supreme Court Justices. The
accused were »re»ent with their at
a torneys and filed answer to tbe House
charges, disclaiming any Intention of
' wrong or Insult to the Legislature.
* The answer was given by Kx-OOvern
* or Jarrls. and readb y the clerk of the
Senate, after which the court adjourn
. Ed to Friday noon.
r 1 Day.—Tk« BeruJe mel
st 10 o'clock. Lieutenant Goveruoi
Turner presiding. afrd Its*. Mr. But
' ler oHe-ed prayer. Leave of aibeencc
*ras granted Speight cod Sugg.
, The Senate considered tne dog tai
I la>w, which wws mad* to apply to cer
r tain counties only. A nuartjar ft lo
, eel option bills www passed. A bill
was Introduced to give graded school
" to Hendersttivllle.
> Fiftieth Day.—The Senate met at U
* o'clock. The bill to make elsteen Ju
» ductal districts and the bill to amend
. the charter of Wilmington wore con
sidered. A number of bills were Intro
d'wvd and inferred.
Fifty-first Day.- The Senate held
two sessions—a live-hour session froir
I 10 to 1 o'clock, and another ahortei
> ree.ilon beginning at I o'clock..
» A large number of bills were passed
, most of them of local Interest onlj
and of small Importance.
But several measures of Imporlarci
1 also claimed the attention Of the Sea
* ate yesterday.
Amongt hese was the piuaoge of ttw
[ judicial districts apportionment bill
loaded down with a number of mlnci
' amendments, however-and It wl'
necessarily have to go hack to tbi
* House for oonourremee. The vote wai
■ 28 to 13 for the bill as amended.
, The bill providing the machinery foi
, carry lag out tbatp rovtalon of the nev
constitutional amemdanetit In regard t
the making of a permanent roll c
1 white voters (Illiterate whites to rrg
later once between July 1, 1901,
December 1, 1908, and all suclf.'whi
I were voters In 1867 or their drscen
daius. to be entitled to rote ever ar
| forwards) was another of the Import
-1 ant bills passed.
Forty-seventh l)*y.—Speaker Moon
convened fhc House at 1:30 o'clock.
Prayer was otiered by Rev, Dr. Mar
Speaker Stevenson of the South Ca
rolina legislature was present and wae
Introduced to the House and Invited
to act with Speaker Moore. The edu
cational bill passed second reading.
A number of local bills paused.
Forty-eighth Day—The House met
at 10 a. ni. In commottee of the whole
the House cotlnued consideration ol
the revenue aot Two sections, those
relating to Uie Inheritance tax and
tax on slot machines, were passed.
Tha House held afternoon snd nigh:
sessions, working on the calendar.
Forty-nnth Day. Speaker Moor«
convened the House at 9:80 o'clock.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. But
ler. Morning, afternoon and night
n slons were held.
The House at 10:30 went Into com
ttitttee of the whole to consider the
revenue bftl.
Section 71, taxing liquor dealers,
was adopted wttlhout amendment. Sec
ton 72, dealers In rice beer and medi
cated bitters, waa amended by adding
champaign, peach and orange older,
fectlon 73. druggists selling liquors,
was amended so Cbat law of 1867-1883
reXlng^thereto Is not modified. Sec
tion 7ju rtlaprnsarlea, waa adopted
without amcnrimirat, Inserting county
for Stite Treasury. Section 76, grain
d jOlllerlM, was adopted without
aicondment. Section 76, social clubs,
waa adoptei without amendment. Sec
-77, aa to application of taxee , was
aavended »o aa to make applications
conform to aectlon 74, aa regards dls
peumrlea. Section 78. legating to
granting of Uoenaa for sale of liquor
avd ragniattn* sale and condi.ct Of
same, was adopted wtthoiM amend
ment. Section 79. merchant's tax, wvi
waa amended by requiring merchant*
to liet asworn statement of gross aale (
twice each yeir and pay taxea eeml
ancually, Instead of once a year. Thit
section taxea all retail merchants V
annually, and S cenia on each fIOO ol
whole volume, grout of buslne?s trans,
aeter. Wholesale merchants are to
pity $3 annually and $2.50 on gross
volume of businaaa transacted ana uai
ry. Section 11. dealera n pistols. dltKi
bowie knlvea, daggers. sling ahots,
loaded oanca, grass, iron or metall t
knucka. (10 annually, was adopted.
Section 81, taxng organ and piano dea
lera. was adopted. Section 83, cigar
ette dealers and manufacturing of ci
garette* waa amended aa follower Tie
tax of H oenta a thousand on ttie man.
ufacture waa stricken out and follow
ing tax waa substituted, as factory
whoae output is 250,000,000 or leas $350
500,000,000 or lsaa $'00;- exceeding
500.000,000, »1,000. The Ux of |5 or
dealers remain* at 35 annually.
At the night session of the House the
senatorial apportionment bill came up
for conference In the Senate amend
meota. JJUIS moved to place Mecklcn
•twrg and Cabarrus In a dlatrlct wl.b
'.wo Senators. He made a passionate
and powerful appeal for justice to
Mecklenburg, lie said tbe proposed bill
gtvtac Mecklenburg one Svnator wltb
a populaton of 5C.000 disfranchise!
19,000 cltliena; he said the Democratic
eausua had decided that Mecklenburg
should be placed at the foot and cot
considered In the co-Bgreaaiaraal and ju
dicial apportionment and he bowed u>
might suffer, bat no caucus had pu'
this senatorial Indignity on h!s people
aad be faleed his votoe In solemn pro
test "Oabarrus county and Ma repi e
aantatleaa." he said, 'art asking for
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Trut UOur,tier,. Our IVeithbor,, and
till*. The rhslrtakn bu jolt sdmlUed
thm to give anothtr district two Sena
tors be bu disfranchised H.ttOO people
and has ptU hit own county with a
erantor and admHa that I rectal I It not
fatltled to IC No caucua hu *«ed on
llli and I wtWtaot eat such dirt at an*
conaitJtUe'a dlctaton. i appeal to the
*iues at Justice at this House and do
r.ot bslleve my appeil will be to vain,."
Fiftieth Dafr —Speaker Moore con
tea«d the House at I:SO o'clock.
P.-*y«" was offered by RepreactMatlvo
Weaver. '
The sen«U>r!»l district comanittee re
ported the apportionment bill. The
nhwew recommeodr-d begin WHh the
twenty-fifth dlstrd Tttve Mil a* recom
mended and passed is as fdllows:
Twm.:jr-ftfth diatrlot, Oabornu and
Mecklenburg, two Beostors,
Tw*crty->ltt4i, ROwan
seventh, Pbrayti).
'I **ftty-elgbth, Stokes and Surry.
Twatfty-oluth, Do*ls, Wilkes, Yad
Thirtieth. Iredell.
Thirty-first Catawaba and Lmlooln.
Tlhlirty-eecond. Oast On.
Thlrty-fhdrd, Clevelerod, Handorsoil,
Pclk and Ruthfwfordtoo, two Senators.
TMrty-fourth, Alexander. Burke,
Caldwell and MCBowell, two Senators.
Thirty-ftt;ih, Ashe, Alleghany and
fifty-first Day.—The House heid
two busy rossions, morning and after*
noon, and adjourned until Monday
at 1:10 a. in.
A resolution Was adopt «d which
limits members to ten minutes dlscus
c'on. No memiber can apeak mors
than once On the aime subject.
The House tritksicted much impor
tant buslne s. The 9tubbs bill provid
ing for a permanent registration roll
of all persons eligible to vote under
the new amendment to the constitu
tion waa passed after a red-hot flgiit
The machinery art wis considered
and is how ready to come upon it*
reading* The Aobtnaon antl-tru«t
blllNra* considered with much lu«
terest, but action wa« deferred.
The revenue set was complied iu
committee of the whole, and action on
Its final pasaage was deferred till Mon
The number of woiueu changed In
the factories of Fininud is 10,3t»f.
In the United States tbout twelve
thousand prisons are engaged making
lamp chimneys.
Armed men nrc guarding the Ieary
coal mines at Seattle, Wash., where
the men nre on strike.
About half the firemen of Wastilng
toit, D. C., have organised to secure
better pay and shorter hours.
Blast furuncc employes of the Ma
honing Valley, Ohio, arc orguulxlug to
Join the American Federation of La-.
bor. .
A trades union brauch composed
wholly of skilled automobile drivers
is the latest development In Berlin'*
labor circles.
Silk strikers at Reynoldsville. Peun.,
linve secured a wage gait! of one ceut
n yard, recognition of tbelr union nnd
reinstatement of old hands.
Women to the number of 160, em
ployed as weavers In the mill of the
Haledon Velvet Company, at Paterson,
N. J., struck for an advance lu wages.
I.ocouintlve engineers In the employ
of the Pennsylvania ltnllroail have
asked that only In the most urgeut
contingencies shall they be called ou
to work more thau ten hours n day.
Wages in Slam In the past twenty
year* have Increased seventy-five to
eighty per ceut., but food supplies have
ndvanced In the same tluiti 157 to 715
per cent., or au average of 200 per
All the marine hollermrfkers In Buf
falo, N. with the exception of thosu
employed In a single shop, went on
a strike io,j|ympathy with the strike
of the engineers that was begun some
time ago.
TUf 1200 men and boys who went on
strike at the N'atahe colliery, operated
by'ttrc Hhnraobtn Colli Company, at
Mt. Carmel, Penn., have returned to
work, the company having disbursed
the semi-monthly pay and agreeing to
pay at a specified time hereafter.
f nrc HIS . a e n'i
harmless fins.
Deceit at last ds
oelvea itself.
Ctooktdmss cai
nrst be coaaeciat-
A double mlnM
man is but h.ilf
A troubled con
science makes a
hard pillow.
"Measure for me-
Mtm" applies to legislatures.
Tact La not policy.
He who injures his brother draws his
own blood.
The social oard table to. the col ev»
of gambling. - £
The yoke at Chrtot to made lot two
Himself and you.
God's shower* can bring DO bleesinj
to setdlees soli.,
One can do what be cannot do If he
does what he cap.
There to more pitn In practicing
brotherhiod than In preaching ao-jut
If God give* you hsird tasks be proal
that He ha* so much confidence la
With some life to a icheme of chen
lagTthe Lord and death of cheating the
d « v P-. • ,
Tbe church can not save the world
aa long as she depends on the suppoit
of U»e world.
It is not wise to cut down the this
tles in such a way as Ml scatter the
"I wonder If there's any lazier occu
pation than fishing."
"Wojl. yse—looking at people fleh- I
IB®."—Brooklyn Life.
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\ AM the Extra Session of (he Senate
»' (loses,
No Baslnesa Othar fhan That of An
\ executive Naur* Waa Transact id
-1 Ad|ournmenti
j Wjrtlngton. I). 3,, Special.—A'ft4r
proceed)n®» laatl..* only «lx day*, tha
•it.aordlnary « e *a on of the Senate
waa declared adjounrtMd. *:*« die. at
ItK p. Saturday. During the mtt
alen pracUoally buiiaea* exjapt that
of an ex«cutlr> character w«s tran*-
aoted. The se sion was called by ths
m*ld«Bt In ordrr that the 6>ena.t«
• might hava an opportunity to confirm
| appolnbmanita mad* at the begnn.lng of
the n*w admlnbtntlom- That bu*l
| nest Occam;*laUM. lihe.« wan
toarther for the Senoite to do. At tho
I npenJng of «h* day * section, the Pre
' *ldtiat pio tem, Senator Fry*, of Ma
' lna, was Induced Into office, Uie oath
! lislng administered by Vice Presld*ni
. Roosevelt. Hon. John H. Mitchell,
1 the ree*ntly electfl Feaotor from Ore
ion, wna preaented by hi* colleague,
; SanatOr Simon, *nd took the oath of
I office. H* ««■ given a cordial tecep
• tlon by hU eoHeaguee on the floor,
■ many of wihom had served in the Sen
| ate with hm, and by hla friends |n the
1 iallwlea who greeted hi* appearance
wttih hearty applause.
Through the comrnlttee of tho Fen
eooelsttaag of Mr. Hoar, ot Minis
-1 chasetta, and Mr. Coekrell, of Mla»u-
J ri, tli* Vreotdent Informed the Senate
that he had no further commur.ica
tions to make. He conveyed to the
Senators hla cordial wishes for their
welfare and hi* that they might
have a happy return to their homes
Without ceremony the aek-aCoa was
th*n declared at *ll end.
For a considerable time sjfter final
adjournment, many Senators remain
ed on tibe floor of th* chamber exchan
ging cordial farewells, sonne of them
making eng*g«menit» for outings dur
ing the long reresi. it was an Inter
esting scene thai "Was eagerly wtched
by the hundreds of pertona who 'had
poured Into liie galleries at the con
elusion of the exeootlve session.
A Trades College.
Auntln, Hex**, Special.—A legisla
tive Qpmmlrtce appointed to InvevM
gote the moft practical wuy of build
ing J«p North American trade wl.h
South America Through Texni,
recommended that a donat ion
be made by Texas- of 1,0)0
acres of land and f 1,000,000 In
Aimerlea through Texno. recommended
that a donation be made by Texas of
1,000 acre* of land and $1,1100,000 in
money to «reot an International trades
college el some point along the gulf,
to Inatmct the youtto* of both North
and South America in the mercantile
and manufacturing industries and
nendi of both eectlon*. Federal set's
laace aad co-operation will be aekod
for the movemeuvt.
The President as Peace-Maker.
Washington, D. C., Special —T3»e:e
are ilgne that th* friction which haa
been rogeatlered between Ser.retaiy
Root and Beostor Piatt over the an
nounced determination of the former
to appoint Colonel Fanger at asalet-int.
Secretary at War. ngardlee* of Mr.
Piatt's objection, will aeon bo ro
moved. Mr. Piatt. Who is now In
New York, haa jnade an appointment
for a bilk with the Preßident on the
eubject aa soon aa th* former returrs
to Washftigton, and nuean'Whille, It Is
umlerrtood that Mr. Root will with
hold his ao'lon In the premlafn. the In
timet!oo bedng thrown out that tli!*
mieurwierstacllng can be tp.ellly ad
)iuUd upon a free or vlewit,
Th* Oermanlc Behind Time,
New York, Special.—The steameWn-i
Oermandc had not been reported u«
alghted from Fire Island up to 9
o'clock Sunday afternoon. She waa ex
pected to arrive on Thunfdty evening.
Incoming veanela report extraordinary
heavy weather on the Atlantic, and it
I* probable that the Oermanlc ran into
a atom and was Obliged to slow
Seized For Illegal Trading.
Manila, by Cabl«—lt 1* reported that
the small steamers Orient* tnd Car
man, plying on the Faalg river and
Lag una de Bar. have been aeised, It
being alleged that they were trading
with the laiurgents. Contraband ar
ticle* were found aboard the ■faeamer*.
The Oriente had been stlxed prevout J y
but bad been realesed, the evidence
again* her not being cufficlent to jus
tify her being held. Thle time, how
ever. the evidence of Illegal trading I*
stronger. The authorities are deter
mined to atop smuggling on Loguna
de Bay, and other aw Mis may follow,
At.empt to Rvh a Bulk.
Toledo, Ohio, Special.—Six m-*'ie 1
men made an attempt f.
rob the Citizens' Bank, at
0., six miles sooth of here, Saturday
morning. They *w'.ofy4 dynam.te
twice to git I n entrance W the ba:ik
from an adjoining building. Th?y' 1
were dl*covered by awakened cltlxeqa I
After ftriog several shot* at their pur- 1
*n*r* the robber* made good theU ,
escape. 4
Washington, I>. C.—President Mo
Kiuley* second Inaugural address is,
a In pnrt, n« follow*:
My Fellow Cltlxeus: "A'hcu we As
sembled here 01 the 4tll of ilarcli,
1807, there was great anxiety with
regard to our currency nud credit,
None exists now. . Then 1 felt con*
D (trained to convene the Congress In
extraordinary session to dcrlso rerou
tes to pay the ordinary expense* of th*
„ Uoveruuient, Now 1 hare the *Atlsfac»
tloo to announce that the Congress
• just closed bus redneed taxation In the
sum of (11.0U0.000.
The imMoual verdict of lSoti has for
(he most part been executed. What
f ever remain* tinfullllled IK n cout lull
ing obligation resting with uiHlliulti
-5 IHhert force upofi the Kxeciitlve hud the
« Congress.
t Four years ngo we stood on the
. brink of war without the people know
ing It, and without any preparation or
1 effort at preparation for tbo Impending
- peril, I did all that In honor could be
j done to avert the war. but without
, avail. It became Inevitable; and the
Cohgres* t.t Its first regular *er*lon,
a without party division, provided won
f ey In anticipation of the crisis and W
. preparation to meet It. It came. The
. result win signally favorable to Aineri
' can arms and In the highest degree
0 honorable to th (ioveruiueut. It lui
- posed upon us obligations from which
. wo cannot e ape and from which It
u would be dlshouorable to seek to es
cape. We arc now at pence with the
1 world, and It Is my fervent prayer that
I, If differences arise between us and otb
i. er power* they may Ik> nettled by
, peaceful arbitration and that hereafter
' we may be spared the horrors of war.
'' Existing problems demand the
>- thought and ijuickeu the conscience of
v the country, uud the reNpousiblllty for
their presence as well as for their
• righteous settlement rests upon us all—
-0 no more upon me than upon you.
t The American people, Intreuched
In freedom at home, take their lore for
freedom with tlieui wherever they go.
" and they reject AS mistnken and uu
• worthy the doctrine that wo lose our
. ,-bwn liberties by securing the enduring
c foundations of liberty to others. Our
Institutions will not deteriorate by ex
tension, and our sense of justice will
e not abate under tropic suns In distant
r' sea l.
. We adhere to the principle of equali
ty among ourselves, and by no act • '
ours will we nsslgn to ourselve* a sub-
H ordluute rank in the family of u
1 The part which the United Slates
• bore BO honorably in the thrilling
• scenes In Ohlna, while new to Auktl
it can life, has been In harmony with
- its true spirit ami best traditions, and
- In deuling with the results Its policy
1 will be- that of moderation and falr
l UeSM.
We face at tlilM moment a most im
portant question—that of future rela
tions of the United States and Cuba.
With our near neighbor* we must re
main c|ote friend*.
The ileehirat'ton of the purposes of
. this Government lu the rcHolutlon of
April 20, 1808, must lie made good.
Ever since the evacuation of the Isl
-1 and by the army of Kpalu, tho Kxecu
, 'tlve with all practical speed has been
, assisting Its people In hie successive
i *teps uecesary to the establishment
of a free and Independent government,
1 prepared to assume and perform the
1 olillgatliin« j of international law which
f now rest* upon the llulted Ntntcs uu
( der the Treaty of I'arli.
, 1 The convemion elected by the people
to frame a constitution la approachlug
| the completion of Its lahor*. The trans
, fer of American control to the new
. government I* of such great Import
ance, involving an obligation resulting
' from our Intervention and the treaty
' fit pence, that I uui glad to be Advised
by the recent act of Congress of tho
policy which tho legislative branch of
'the Government deem* c*scntlul to the
, best Interests of Cuba nud the United
! The principle* which led to our Inter
ven.lou require that the fundamental
law upou which the new government
rest* should lie adopted to secure n
Government capable of performing the
'• duties, uud discharging the function*
• of a separate nnttnn. of observing it*
International obligations, of protect*
i lng life nnd properly, Insuring order,
; safety, and liberty; nnd cotiforiuJiig to
i the established nud historical policy
i of the United Suites in It* relation to
While the treaty of peace with Spain
was ratified on February (I, 1 SOU, and
rutitlcntlob* were exchanged" nearly
- two years ago, the Congress has Indi
cated no form of government for the
Philippine Island*. It uns, however,
provided r.n army to enable the Execu
tive to suppress insurrection, ro*tor«
Mice, give security to the Inhabitants
-v-*nd establish the authority of the
United Plates throughout the urchl
The settled purpose, long Ago pro
claimed, to afford the Inhabitants of
the Islands self government as fa*t n*
■they were ready for- It will be pursued
"with earnestness and fidelity. "»
Our countrymen *honld not be de
ceived. We urenot waging wur against
the Inhabitant* of the Philippine r*l-
Auds. A portion of them are making
war against the United States.
My far the greater part of the In
habitants recognize American sover.
"Ignly, and welcome It us a guarantee
of order und security for life, property,
liberty, freedom of conac -nee and the
pursuit of happiness. To theur full
protection will be given. They shall
not he abandoned. We will not leave
the destiny of the loyal millions In the
island* to the disloyal thousand* who
are In rebellion against the United
States. Order under civil institutions
will come HS soon as ihose who now
break the peace shall keep it. Force
will not be needed or u*ed when those
who mate war Against u* shall make
Uno more. May it eud without furth
er bloodshed and there he ushered In
the reign of peace to lie made per
tuanent by a government of liberty un
der law. *■
The record* ahow that within tlife
past few year* Mr. Andrew Carnegie
ha* given away, principally to librar
ies, $13,000,060. This 1* an indication
tBR jim old scotchman" Vas honest in~
the expresirfotrthat "H la disgraceful fo
fact that hi# net Income haß exceeded
hi* gifts, the old man will have to get
a hustle cn him or run the risk of dy
ing in diagraoe. ,
| The United Stales Senate Gets Up
1 a low.
It Was Of ered By Mr. Piatt, ot Con
necticut, and Several Senator* Ex
pressed Their View* strongly.
Washington, D. C., Special.—Quite
unexpectedly a lively debate waa pre
ripitatenj at the flrat bualneas ranlon
of the Senate at tho Fifty-eleventh Con
tra*. Mr. PUtt, dt Oonnectl ut, of'
fered an amendment to the rules .to
limit debate In the Benate. It* pro
ponement had no purpoaa of provok
ing dleouseion upon it today, but sev
eral Senators expreijeed their rlewa in
no uncortato teirma. Senator Mason, ot
Illinois, '(liounht It dhl not go far
enough and gave notice ot an amend
ment under wihich, lie said 1 , the ma
jority would not be under the control
of the minority. SonaUm Wellington,
of, and Bacon, of Oeorgla,
denounced Ithia effort to Change the
rul*s as unseemly, the former cflial
longlnt; the right of the Senate to con
sider the proposition at thds session.
Many of the new Senator* were .re
cipients ot 'beautiful floral offerings
from their ifrienidu, several cf the
on the Democratic elde of the
chamber being particularly notable.
Mr. Simmons, of North Carolina, was
among the recipients. Former Sena
tor I'effer, of Kanaas, waa on the floor
during .the eaifly pant of the eeasloiv,
and was oordi'.»lly received by hl& for
m«r colleagues.
Tho day's seoalon of the Senate was
practically the first of the Fifty-Sev
enth Oongresn, tha.t.-'of Monday bnlng
brief and routine in fliaraoter. An im
mense throng orowuled the galleries.
Vice Prealdeut Roosenelt'a appearance
evoked a gfeat wave of npplaute from
the galleries. After the reading ot tb§
journal the Vice President administer
ed the oath of ofllce to Mr. Nelsan. of
MIII ik«*>to, and Mr. Mcl>aiirln, ot M'b
Mr. Plait't, of Coninoc.litcut, gave no
tkee of an amendment to the Sen we
rulee to Wan(t ddbntie upon any bill 011
resolution to "reaaonablo limits" 11
ennble tho majority to do business In
the Senato.
Mr. Maoon, of Illinois, gave notice of
an omandtnienit he proposed to offer to
(he flrtnemdimant of Mr. Piatt. He in
itiated the.t the time ehoyld be fixed In
ilie rulea for t;h» limiting ot debate.
The Senate, ho said, was the only leg
islative body in the world In which ihe
majorlity was controlled iby the mi
Mr. Bacon, of Oeorgle, disapproved
of the proposed change tin the rule*,
and dn-lared ihl* purpoaei of doing
everything In W* power to defeat the
amendment. The methods pursued
now by the Senate In hi* opinion were
the beat poesible. They permitted full
tlmo for and examina
tion of ewry measure prestn'ted. As
to the prop' el t lon of Mr. Mason to
adopt a modification of the Reed rules,
he assorted that tho House ot Repre
aentnttlves operating rnn.lor thoeo rules,
did not deliberate tipm any legislation.
I( merely sug«o*te«l legislation which
came to the Senate In crudie form and
by It had to be put In proper legisla
tive shape. He warned the Bona e
that If 'the proposed rule were adopted.
It toon would go the whole length and
present titoe spectacle of ft ongress, nat
only the House, tbnlt the Senate ads'),
dominated by one or two men.
Mr. Wellington, of Maryland, chal
lenged the propriety of the presenta
tion of such a proportion at. an ex
traordinary aoseion. Reifeirring to tH*>
of tho river and harbor bill, he
raid: '"Phi* proposed rule Is offered a*
I melfiT of"
Mr. Plntt retorted' that he woe not
In favor of the paesage of the river
and harbor measure.-.
Mr Wellington replied that while he
was arguing against tlhe river and hat •
tbor b3l. he wo* threatened unless he
cea. c el hi* opposition, that a cloture
rule would 1c presented and Its adop
tion Insisted upon.
v,J bow," lie fcaJd, ".to no i»rty and ,
to no man when my coiifdence teP»
me that a mwaure i* wrong."
Grain M Ml®,
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£ DRED PEACOCK, President.
NO. 25.
' Heavy Expenses of Qoveramemt For
the Past Year.
Washington, D. C., Special.—Rep'#-
•cntatlve Cannon, chairman at the
House commit Lee on appropriations,
and Representative Livingston, the
■enlor Democratic member of .the ooas>
mlttee, have prepared statements of the
approprlationa cf the Ftfty-eptxth Con
rreEß, which will be printed hi The
Congressional Record. Doth place the
local appropriations for the CongreM
at $1,440,062,545, placing those for tho
first session eft $710,150,86» and for the
second at 1729,911,623. Mr. Cannon
publishes a table shwwlng the expendi
ture* of the previous Oougreas at $l
- and Mr. Livingston makes
a oempsHion with the *l#ty-f«irtl
Cbucress. which appropriated $1,044,-
580,273. In his statement, Mr. Can
non says:
"Of the total appropriations mads
at this session, at least 130,000.000 will
not in the llghft or past expediences, be
expended. This conquerable margin
betwieen actual expenditures and ap
propriations made by Congress ln
d(carted a sum total of expenditures
during the fiscal year -902 of not ex
ceeding $699,911,683.07. This sum In
cludes $53,000,000 on aiocount of tho
sinking fund requirements for the fis
cal year 1902, which, at course, under
the torras of the law, will be met only
to such extent as surplus revenues in
the Treasury may permit. After meet
ing the fullest ordinary 'requirements
of the public. sarvLos under the appro
priations which have been made thers
will surely remain sufficient revenue
tor 1902 to meet nictt less than $30,000,-
000 of the requirements cf the staking
"'The most marked increase Indicat
ed In the approprlationa for ordinary
expensed of the govetrnmisnit made for
tho two years 1903 at the two sessions
of 'this Congress over those of the two
preceding years, 1599 and 1900, provid
ed for by the Ftilfty-flfth Congress, Is
for the postal servlco. The neocaally
of i!ihe>e Increased appropriations to
meet large business demands Is re
ferred to as a cause for congratula
tion. The appropriations have beon
reduced $128,150,000 by this Congress
under 'those provided for by its prede
cessor and this has rendered possible a
redueton of taxrfrn the sum of $41.-
000,000. W'.ilh/a continuance of the
wlae administration enjoyed by the
country there is every reason to antl
cipatn a further reduction of public
expenditures in the near future and a
corresponding further reduction of
Mr. Livtngs'.on says: "The Fifty
fourth Congress was the last one that
made appropriations for the support
of the government prior to tha lie
glmritnig of fhe Spanish-American war.
The Fifty-sixth Congress is the flrft
Congress appropriating for the sup
port of the government since the cloie
of the. Co-called Spanish-American
war. The difference between the ap
propriations maJo by the Fifty-sixth
Congreai and those made by the Fifty
fourth Congress amounts to $395,482,-
"During the aesskm Just closed the
demands of the people, through their
representatives, for the construction o'
the Nicaragua Canal have gone uu
heeded and.those for new public pulld-
Ings have been* pefsl silently denied. The -
river cinl harbor bill has ibecn permit
ted to fell. The payment of Just claims
of honest pooplo n«a!mrt the govern
ment has not been provided for.
"The most casual examination of
this table makes comment practically
unnecessary. Jt shows that the army
for each of the two years prior to the
Spanish American war cost a little
over $23,000,000 atwl but llttlfe more
than $46,000,000 for the two years cov
ared by the Forty-fourth Congress,
• while for eich of the two years Sim a'
that war, 1901 and 1902, It costs slls,
000,000 or $230,000,000 for the twr.
years, exclusive of deficiencies thai
hove bf-eti' proivdfd for In large ►BUMS
out of appropriations made tor ex
penses of the Splhlsh war during the
Fifty-fifth Cowgir «o. The navy cost
for lh« two years, 1897-98, Is $63,362,-
f|oo, while the years 1901 and 1902 the?e
oupr prlr.tlonis amount to nearly sl4l, For the payment of pensions
the appr"prle'lons show an Increase at
nearly $5,000,000 for the two yeats.

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