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j H I.'HTILL, President.
rRBSIDEST TAIiK* MUTHKII!*
first positive statement.
„l |TF4> Ml* ATTITUDE TO VIRUIAI \
, .j.iriil Sul* There Were Kny
u ,„.c. l.rowlOß '• "< Kowdltlona
Mulh. Me Kell They Weald
rime Heellly Themelre-*eM
,„r llnolel lla* More •*-
I'lnn for KronehUe llratrlc
,inn to ' Iriilnlo.
lng ton. lx*c. s.■ President McKln
i .ared hlmaelf to-day a* oppose.)
, proposition looking to the cutting'
,i* representation of thoee South
, - in which mere hove been en
,„wg or . onetltutlonnl omer.dmenta
, i ito restrict the euffrase by elim
i , me .Kiiocanl vote.
• been known to thoae clone to the
j that he would not favor any
ittempt* to punish the people of
t .■ uh. which have sprung from the
,i ,and minds of iMrtlsan Republican
, ra cn. hut It was no: until to-day
, . be gave open expreawlon to his
v i. .VS
rs ranlel and Martin, end Rp
. , Ives Oftlejr and Hwanaon of Vlr
, , ~and at the White Houw this
, . to pay their respects to th*
>r , . ..,nt. The uual greetings had hai I
m exchanges! whn President M<
l.a hr ught up the'subjeet himself
Ji. did not say very much, for a grea:
p.m words on the auhject tvgre not
i sarv but what he did say was de
,ll x to the point, and gave greet rat
pfa lon to hie auditors.
lie eald that he wa* not In favor of any
r . m- nt to cut down the representation
p, tip ... of the Southern siatee which had
t it lint Il*d to put Into effect there re
e . lions on the ballot; there might be
, . . .Hit of conditions In the
~ t, it he felt these would In time
r i!:, t * mteives end that the pcojde
< I ic ladled on lo do Jualloc.
He did mu go into details to any ex
-1 but he did make his position clear,
v , i Is of course the main thing. This
ciM nt is an open dedaratlon of Pr*W
i ■ McKinley’s posU|.?n as It has been
i, -mod. A few men like Judge Crum
pi'ker and others who want to enter the
< io er In tlielr districts will ptobab-
I nue th.ir et.deavora to agitate the
i t down of Southern representation.
i '• ... efforts have the gympothy of
I er t lie President nor other Uepublt-
Sr nil tor Oiinlol** I'Un.
r nation It I * |ntr*tlmr to!
I w t h i Rnnntor D.inlH, who wan om j
~m pr->.nt at this interview. U *i
i hon i pro;N)M*l (nnchlM •mrndmciu
r o Virginia constitution. which ti*
* will mot wtth favor In hU
-n * Thl* * not th* 'grandfather ctou*e.*' 1
k will exempt from th* operation* of
Mi. u tonal qualification all ffUnn*
- would lrt In. It In argusd. all •
rul.t n p well an ox-Confrdrrmtra. an 1
M quiilf) for* a number of
time negroes who wrvwl in one army
' Mrlnjf the Civil War. a number of
enn tod lawn under w hich all those
t* volun eerl In the Union Army were
t u the fiajiohtwo whether they hid
* n eligible for tuiffrage before that or
r • A good many comparatively recent
grants, who went Into the army.
• given the right* of oUisenahip un*
f. r vime law*, being a specially prh
!< -d olaa of voter*.
Daniel plan I* on the eeme line
- d*'signed to eliminate the illiterate
r # <rro voter without cutting out the old
i-'Drutet, who are not able
* meet th educational tet*
s entln*vt of preserving the
to the old Confederate soldier .*
t it w*ti! in hark of the ••grandfather
f! e,** but the latter goes farther and
* *to protect, for a term of year*, the
* and grandsons of o!d Confederate*
* ’ ’ Senator Daniel believe* his plan
meet all requirements and will stand
* • better chance of running the
t of the Supreme Court than the
dfather c'ause of Louisiana and
* t Chirollna.
iF.Airs n iTiniH h:izihb9>
••"nd* \nlnnl at *H4.*T Tllkrn anil
Fifty-four Arrnti Marta.
hlrgton, Par. S.—ln hln annual rc
tha supervising *peclal agent Mata*
during tha l*: fiscal yaar goods of
value of SAM7* were el*ed and that
four arraat* warn made for tha vlo
t n of thr ruitnmn law*.
• •■nilon |* called to tha aatiura of
t! ?rlad diamond* on tha t'anadian hor
t ■ appraised value of whlrh was
total ru*tom* receipt* at all porta
' ia United State* la statad by tha su
iting agent to be 1i11.775.000 and tha
trrtlflaataa l*nad to Ulna Demo
arnt* nnrt T*o It a pub Hen an.
inkfort. Ky.. Daa. s.—After canva**-
•a vola of Kentucky, tha State Kler
mmlimxi to-lay |§uert certificate*
ton to tine foliowtnat congressmen:
"t District. Wheeler, Democrat; S'o- 1
Alan. Democrat; Third. Khea, Dem
; 1 . Fourth. Smith. Democrat; Flftn,
Republican; Sixth. Gooch, Demo
Seventh. Trimble. Democrat; Eighth,
tri. Democrat; Ninth. Kehoe. Iktrov
Tenth, White. Demccraat; Eleventh.
1 of. Republican.
‘ judge of tha Court of Appeal*.
• er. Republican. ,
F "'nkfort, Ky., Dee. * —Oov. Beck
’’ • Plurality aa o(Itdally announced to
“*r u j,*.
Satnmna!) tHormno iXctos.
LIVES ARE LOST IN GALES.
More Than a Doscn Nphimnm Were
Wrrrknl on >i-w England C oast
nntl Mnuy Arc Ortinnrtl.
Bouton, Dec. L Anothci severe storm
has swept over Sew Kngl.tiarl piss*l
on to the port heist, aril like hundreds of
its *nor|ellr prMft <•“*>, |*ft <leth and
destruction in its wakv
Yesterdays gale Is to-night threshing !
the waters off Nova B*otla and New i
Found land, preparatory to making a stir- j
ring descent upon the European st*atnr j
ira k. so that Its destructive history is
not yei fully c<mplete. Just whwt it sc- j
corn pii shod In th| line in New Rngland j
and particularly along the coast north of |
Uonton. can be Himnud up as follows:
Klve G.oucesttr Hehenr.cn drownei; ,tx
coasting m huonera comp ct.- wrecks: nine
vessels sunk; eight achooaw-t ashore and
eleven others more or lews Injured through
■•oiliMun and loss of gear
The usual amount of damage occurred
on land, buildings blown down, telegraph i
wires piostratcd, etc.
Boston. I>ec. s—The heavy gale which
swept the New Kngland couid last night
and to-day. created havoc among the !
large number of schooners caught off the ;
north shore of this slate and the beaches
of New Hampshire and Southwestern
Mor# shan n dozen schooner* were
wrecked. a largo number of others were
damaged and several narrowly eacapt'd
being da*hed to pi rc+n.
Serious loss of life w * report e 4 in the
of the fJloiif'es’er fishlnp sehooner
Mnry A Brown, won wrecked off
Hampton Beaoh. N. H.. whies rr'w of
seven nion perished. At 2 o .m life e ivers
lierovere*! part* of a ve**el cominir
A patrol of the shore w.ip then
hßun Shortly afterward the body of
a saHor was pii*ki*d up and mui’h
*K* washed in. The Brown was a two*
mawted of fifteen ton* groes 8h
was built at Bith. Me., in I*7*. A aehoon
er was reparted on Krarboro Beach at
The ptnrm moved in a westerly di
rection. Several gales swept over Nova
Syr*!.* this afternoon and over New
The wind last night alonjt the New Eng
land roast attained a velocity as high
as seventy-five miles an hour. Thick
weather ar<x>*np<tnied the ' Uknv. making
las! night one of the mo r trying for
seamen th.it has been experienced m tw>
Most of the damage in New England
was that experienced by shipping Land
damage was eonflned to small buildings,
trees, etc., and to telegraph lines. C rl
nertlon with Vermont by wire waft prac
tically Impossible to-day. owing to dam
age to several points In this state and
\ I.UST (IIT IH I WVARB
Stnrm € r*ateil lliMtir but Lives
trr It rpftr f **l !.*••!.
Pel., Dec. fr—Tho severe gala
which has been prevailing along the New
Jersey coast continued to-day.
The dredge Potomac, valued at Ito.onn,
iound from Alexandria. Vh . In tow for
Atlantic City. a:d which put hack to the
Delaware Breakwater from At’an'lc Cpy
t>ecausc of the gale, sunk last night in
seventeen feet of water. Her crew wa
taken aboard the tug which had been
The schuoner Oliver R'hofteSd. lumber
] tden. br>und from Norfolk to New York,
which went ashore yesterday r.e.ir Tom>
i r*ver life suing station. l*eg in going to
! nieces to-day Portion; of the vessel are
I h*lng washed ashore.
Kl<* lITI\C \KIK PRBTOIIII.
\ lliom and Kmamua Hrported Hur
rmimliil H> Hrlllah.
London. Dec. 6.—A London news agency
publishes a dispatch from Pretoria sav
ing that fighting has been going on for
four days at Hronkhorst Spruit, east of
Pretoria, that Commandants Viijoen and
Kr.ismus. with 2.500 Boers, are now sur
rounded. and that eighty Beers have been
At the war office this dDpateh Is ch*r
actertsed as belated Information regard*
In- events covered In the official dis
patches from lx>rd Kitchener, dated
Bloemfontein. Nov. JO. although the state
ment that the Boers were surrounded I*
not nupiorted officially.
HBC BI*TIO< TO HIHIBHTi.
lie Wnn Given n llonsina Ovation In
Durban. Immv 5.- Ird Roberta, who ha*
arrived here, was accorded a tumultuous
reception. Members of the Irish Associa
tion dragged hi* carriage to the town
hull. The streets were |*rofusely decor
ated and crow.iM to auffocntloi). Numer
ous addrease* were presented to the fio.d
q\| rUBKHI F(H KHIfiKR.
\\ alke.l From Hotel 1.. th— C,th,drl
• n tin* H*l.
Cologne. Dec. r. -Mr. Kruger walk cl to
day In th* ratn from hi* hot-1 to the
cathedral He wa* cheered enthuslastl
oally hy an assemblage of people who had
lonit wait—d to are him. Mr. Kruger re-.
peetedly rsised hla hat In acknowledge
ment of tbe -he*rims. He departs at 10
a m. to-morrow on a *P—isl train ron
n-celng wlih th- Dutch express at Zevo
ONLY EI.BVBI W f.MH fiAVKD.
Report From St. Ilrlanr About the
gt. Brlauc. Franaa.. Dee. s—The English
Maamar RosHfull. which ha* been lo*t off
the roaat of Jersey, wa* engaged In tha
aervlce between England and tha Chan
nel la land* and Bt. Brleuc. She foun
dered in • gale at 11 o'clock laat night.
Accoidlng to the report which h*
reached her# only eleven persons out of
the forty people on board of her have
Itulgnrten Cabinet Resigns.
Sofia. Bulgaria. Dec. Thn cabinet
ha* raetgnad owing to mlnlatarlaJ dlff*r
SAVANNAH, CA., THUKSDAV. PECEMBEB (i. Ukm.
AID TO FOREIGNERS
THEV worm C OME l> FOR KBAKE
OP sIIIP si HMHII's.
FRYE GIVES AN EXPLANATION.
liul l.n FIRST II II r. TO 111 II I) l t>-
ItilA IV AMKHR l.
Hale Had Heard lle Measure \\ ould
(•hr the ruriisnrr* f.’l.tMMMNii.
Er>r Chnai Tl*re \%tald
lie l*rrre|ulsltes to tim rlrsri le
latr > —Prv lln I ndcr \\ lit<*li til
\ easels *harinit in Mbilillss Must
Washington. Iro S.—Senator Frye at
to-day's • eastern of the Rrnate coi.Muted
his siee< h ut>on the subaidy bill.
He devoted hi* attention pi in jvHl> to
a techni al expl.nata>n of the v:rl u*
provisions of tne measur \. .
with especial care Hkil provision which
would admit to Aine in registry for
elgn-buPt chips, which much of the
fort!iomlng dcl*at* will re-t.
Mr Frye said the amount of subsidy
could tw no inure than t8.U00.000 per year.
Thai limit, he said, wa* fixed definitely
in the b|il.
"Ro far as the co§t to the government
Is concerned," he added, "it will be rt‘all>’
no more than f7,. : s'o.oiio. as th* sut>*ddi**i
shipe are required to carry the United
State* mill* free of com to the govern
ment. The amount paid now f>*r the • •
ryintf of these foreign mails is a bon. sl#-
300.000 a yea*.*’
A remarkable rUteroertt had l* en made,
he wild, concerning the subsidy cost,
••but, ' he said, "thgte Is no me hod what
ever in the madnea* of the critics of tho
Tne limit of tt.OOO.OW in the subfti l>
woual not be reached for nt least flv*
years, aft within that perUnl there wou.d
not ba enough vessel* to draw the fult
amount of the subsidy. When • at imlt
Is reached the Secretary of the Tr* as
ury is t* retluce the amount of th* ?*‘i •
sidy paid for sailing and ?|*<d lr. tn! nt
-the redu to be pro tata atn*i g tin
ships subsidise 4 !* The small vi >*.* en
joying the subsidj would t>e on P r ' ve.y
the same ptame and would receive perfect
ly impartial treatment.
All tlual t arr, Freight-
Referring to a provl-l -n of tii- pc -1 nz
bill tequlrlng all a hi.-* to take freizhl
up to a certain p.-rcema.r< of th-ti cur
rying capacity. Air. Fry- raid It wottl-1
prevent v-a 1* Ilk- th- Amerb an tin. t
dt. Loulz fr->m purtlelisMing In in- bene
fits of th- act. He announced, (her-foie,
that to-morrow h w.-u.-l pio|>o*e to tn.
Committee oil Comni.-i an am-nmeant
providing that all rhlpn shall take on
freight to an amount equ.il to . t"
of th-lr carrying capa Ity when leaving
a port of the United Stater f"r a f r.-ign
port. That would so distribute th- pro
duct# to h- camrd a. to do no Injuath <■
Discussing that provision of the lull
which nabte* foreign built ship* •* * h
hrought under the Am-rloan Hi.g. aial to
enjoy n portion of th- propos-l aub-ldy
under certain r-atrlctlona. Mr Fry- ald
A had l>— <l t-MTtPI that fiUO.'W ton* of
foreign would com- In at once
and—r th- provlalon a* It now .tan-li* If
ald It Vaa hi* purpose to off-r a sut
stltut- for the preent |.ro\lslon, m> thit
It could b- deter mined d-flnlt'lv Just lew
many foreign veel would he admitted
to American registry.
Mr llale -aid he ta*d r< -!v. 1 a strong
prot—t against this provlaton of the
m-a.ure aigiwd l,y forty or fifty ship
builder*. In ihe rourii) of wit, -h the *t ti
nt* nt wa* mad- that air. . ly partlea .ire
engaged In foreign fhip yard* In the
conatruction of v-**-la whh ‘i w-re to
participate In th- pro| --d atihtldy.
Hlu llniinl > for forrlun-ra.
-It I* mid.” added Mr Hale, -tnit
th- Isrunty for foreign built er.lp* will
amount to more than fc!.flton> a year
Mr. Fry# *atd the B'at. m. nt w in not
•Tnd-r th- provinton* of th- pending
hill." said he. "owner* of foreign built
h!p* -annot draw a cent of bounty un
til they ronetrurt In Ihe rhlp yards of
,!-.la country an amount of tonn i- -*iual
to that which they nave brought fnan
\ltf s provision f r It*
,ion of foreign built f?tl|w und-r I rop-r
rtstrlclltm was wise b- usc It would
t-sur- to th- United Rtatce it t-spc-talda
fleet of merchant vni ft bln a rea
Mr Frye sill th if he had always con
tended, .gainst the do trine of fr-e ehlptt.
but when a previous *un*l ly bill upon
which he had worked had proved to I • a
d-ad failure In Congre* ie bad agreed
to a proposition to a Imll to -Am-rican
regietry th- New York and I‘a'ls of th*
American l.lne. with th- agreem-nt that
two ship* of cor—tondlng -l*. md
sp—l *hoiilil be built lit ltd* eounvv.
That had ln*tir-<1 to th- I'nllel H it-*
a strictly American line of ships to Eu
rope. Th- itucces* of that venture ha 1
Induced him to In-ert In Ihe pending
measure the provlsl-n for the admission
Of a certain fixed number of foreign
built vessel, to Am-r in I ( ' • " r
similar restrictions. He did not bell v*
that another ship would lie ndml't. I to
American registry except ti n . sp. 11l .1
ly provided for In the tien.lh g m -.sure
At .IH> P m - Senile h-l Ia brief
executive session and then a tjounied.
MU I*l ANA'* SENATOR*.
Information no Cuban Fronde I*
Wanted by IVMlttraw.
Waehlngton. Dec. S.-Mr. Harry of Ar
kanaea. presented the credantlale of Sam
uel D. McEncry. elected a senator from
ljoulslana for a term of elx year*, from
March 1, I!W3.
Mr. M Ellery than himsalf presented tha
rtedenlla;* of Murphy J Foster, elect'd
e senator from lx*u|e,ana for si* year*,
beginning March . MSI. Both act* of
credential* ware Iliad.
Mr lliisin reported from tha Committee
on Foreign Relation*, btil* permuting
Capt H. H. M.tCalln and Com
rounder W. C. Wise of the
Uni tad Staten Navy, to accept decoration*
fi.wn tha Emperor of Germany, and they
Mr Aldrich preeantad the credential*
Of hU coil-ague. George Peabody Wet
more. elected a Senator from Rhode
I aland for e>x year* beginning March ,
lICI. They ware filed
A resolution Introduced by Mr. Petti
grew calling for Information aa to the
postal fraud# In Cuba, "Vaa referred to
the committee on relatione with Cub*.
I Tb# Senate than a* lMt P. m-, oo mo-
•ion of Mr. Ix*lge. w, nt Into executive
At 2 o'oloek the Hcnai© resumed In legis
late e •! "ston
T.♦ House hill for the celebration of
the Mi Kish moot the s,*at of the na
tional government In the city of Washing
ton, wa* i**w*ed wlthmit discussion.
of Its lni|Mrtant I’rov lslo
IHut'iioknl by the Senate lit Its
Washington, Dec h In excutlve *es
•ioii to-day the H-i ate oonsidere<t the
Hoy-I*.lunceftde treaty. The treaty an!
the amendment to It suxgeted by th**
('ommlitee on Foreign Rotations we e
read t the instance of Senator legist***
who took charge of the treaty on hehilf
<‘f tlie committee. He then made a
>* • t . in explanation of the treaty n>l
urg*.i it * S|>eely latlti itl’n as a nece-*-
.-ary preliminary to the consideration of
th*- Nl wraguu canal bill.
8-nator Bev*ii>ige a>k*Hi whether It was
nt true that the abrogation of the Clay
ton-iluiwer treaty would have the effect
of p*imlitlng Giwit Hrlialn < ot|Ulre
prop, rty In the ar'a affected. Senator
L‘s:* replied In the negatLc. tuyinß
it,< n v\,* well known to all that th ♦
Uay-Pauncefote tiraty, while abrogating
ihe lay'tti>llUiW(*r tr* aty e far as it |-
p.i.-s to the United Stateh and binds this
country, still leaves Kngland bound lo Its
t -m- For thU reason he w.s sure there
need be n apprehennloti on that is'ore.
Senator latwis y of Keitu< ky mode
q t* a statetneiii s- to he said h*
onsld* re*i a popular nils.i*prehensio as
to the ••(fact of the amendment.
1 And," he said, that moot people
appeal o think t:ia- ihD amendment pro
\ i*l s P*r the fortification of the canal,
wnertas it *k>-e nothing of the kind.
a reading of It will dcnsMistrate."
H. ...unit'd i at it oluy pr*>vldes t th#
finr.il tv.iv for lh* protection of
no tights of the Unltisl States. He
i’.Uxl attentioft! to the fact that while
i n* treaty of Uonsiaiuinoph* applvittg to
<* Hors canal had lats iael as th** tfcii is
of the imdU*g treaty, on.y the flrsi seven
urd les of It had b**en incorporated In
the Hay-Fauncefote agr#etnetit, leaving
out arttek- 10 of that agreement which
?\s the Sultan of Egypt the right to de
fend the interesta of tlmt country in con
met ion with the Hue* canal
R* l lylr.g. Senator I-o*lge said he had
not contended and he di<l not conteml that
tt* am*n*lm*nt <onferr***l specif! wily the
*w e lo foriify th*- canal Tin fit rat
benefit *>f the amendment was found, he
said. In the fo t that It applies to ths
first copied fr*ni the t*-mstantlnople
iii*nl providing that th* canal "shall be
free and open In time of war as In tim*
of pence to the v <svls of commerce and
of war of all nations-”
The amendment, he further ald. was
r jbM.int.u iy in the language of article
ten of the Constantinople treaty.
In conclusion, he urged early action on
th# tmt> n- of great Importance, he
caus# of the general *le*ir# to go on with
the Nl* iragua <*anal legislation.
flena or Money of M sslsslppl Indicated
that he might vo*e for the raty If the
amendment was retained, though not sat-
IsJl-’d h- said that the* ainendm#nft would
make the document entirely satisfactory.
Upon the whole he thought the Unlt**l
HftaUw w*uiM best promole its own Inter
ests |*y proceeding to construct the -anal
without nvklng the ahl or consent of any
During th# executive t-ewlon several
comparatively unimportant trr*atl#s with
other countries, largely Health American,
were laid before.the Senate and referred
to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Horn*# of these wire reclproejty treat lew
and others extradition ogret-ments. One
of them was n reciprocity agreement
with E lor. and another treaty with
Denmark, providing for reciprocity with
the Island of Santa Crux.
AGREEMENT OF THE ALLIES.
It llaa lleen t i.nelnded and Allnlster
Conger Is Authorised to sign
for the lotted stole*.
Washington, Dec. S.-The .State lieparr
nu nt has b*en Informed that the foralgn
ministers at Pekin yesterday —ached an
ag—ement whlih was submitted to the
h< me offices.
Secretary Hoy to-day cabled Mr. Con
ger authorization to sign the ag—ement
on behalf of the United States gm-ern
It Is dtmcult to gather details of the
understanding at this tfme. However, k
Is known that In the two Important Is
sues that were still open, namely, those
n alng to punishment and Indemnity, the
views of th- United Stales government
As to punishments, they are to he the
severe*! that can be Inflicted by the Chi
nes.- government. As to Indemnity, the
Chinese government I* to formally ad
mit Its liability and then the matter l to
be left for future negoilalon.
I was under*t>d that on the other
potntn th- Fr-n-h proposition ha* formed
•he basis of th- agreement.
((UMIAK IA THF. HOIATAIM.
Strong For— t oiler fien. M* Holding
the (hi l-l Frontier.
Berlin, P— 5. A dispatch from Field
Marshal von W.dders—. dated Pekin.
Tuesday. Dec *ny# strong detachments
of Chinrse regulars, under flen Ma. Are
reporled from ■ it> ba ii.dding th*
mountain passes on the frontier of Chi
An explosion at Pao Ting Ifu during
the clearing out of a powder magaxlne.
kilted one man and wounded 1.1-ut. Wolf
gramnt and four othem.
BIF.t I TIM. RFMKI, LEtDKR*.
New Governor f *han *< Getting In
Berlin. D#c. 6.—'Th* Chliwm* mlnit#r
here has handed tha foreign office official*
a telegram from U Hung Chang to th#
rtf act Hint S.h Lien*. the no* governor
of Shan St. ha* publicly ■•xacu el upward
of eighty r< ligl leader* and a*-orting that
he I* otherwise acting with th* greatest
•overtly In the *uppre**lon of the Hox-re
and energetically ptotectlng the mUalon
TOWNS! GET* SENATORSHIP.
Has Decided to Aoeapt Appointment
• From Gov. Lind.
Duluth, Minn.. Dae. Charle* A.
Town# to-night confirmed tha report that
Oov. Lind had tendered him tha United
State# aenatorahlp to aueceed the late
Senator C. K. Davie, and sold ha had
decided to accept the appoint mat it He
ban telegraphed tha Governor to that
ARMY BILL OPPOSED
OFMOt R %TIF MEMBER!* M7T FttEl.
THEIR FMH|t EMI
M’CALL OF MASSACHUSETTS
A Hl.Plßl.lt %I.MI ni'MUM I II
HIM rtim * IHMTRHH
The Bay (Mate Member’s %tttfile
Fell I.IUe a "I btittderbolf I |tt
t and leiiu ties —Was the *ra*tfca <l
the flay—Bill (le the l*rcsident
Tc Much I'owrr t%er I lie \rm>
I >•• nine rats Fear !tftliverfti<in **f •• •
I on si ii ii lion.
Washli g on, D* •• & Tba Ho; e and
voted tlie day to the army
bill, which wa brought up under u -i*.
tel order. a<kft*tl at tie* opening of ih*-
session, which lltnl** l general h-iKita to
two hours on n side
Lieut. Hen. Miles and it n iml*er of am\
officers were Interim tel ftpe'tati>r>
throughout the day
Only two It* puhil ins participate i in
the ftfivia drbat < hair in.in Huh of the
Military (‘ommltt**. wli was in charg,
of the bill, anil Mr I’.uker of New Jer-* y.
who l* member *f the Military Dominit
t**e Mesers. Oochrane of Ml -Oirl. K.e
berg of Texas. Md*V Ibn of New
rttiafrolh of Colorado. Dummlng** of New
York and < ’ox of Tetme c*. Democrats.
sp*ke briefly against the M l ami a large
staii*ling a* my.
Mr. McOell of Massachusetts Republi
can. then iir ui" 1 the only enthu.- t in of
the day g net Hu* in H*v ral
t4nn** tluring the Ihsi < - •n, notable >n
the Porto Rican inrifT bill, h* refuo* 1
to follow hi* party To-d.y he attacked
Ilia whole Philippine i**i - y if the inlmln 1
Ifttratton. He also critical and t* ♦> l>
se\*eral features of -he bill, especially that
lodging In the President the discretion to
expand or reduce the mw of llift army
He declared that the Dned Rtntaa
should Immedlately give the Filipino po
-ple honorable assurance that they should
have government of their own
Mr Hull declared that until Dongr* *
noted to the contrary w. must rt u. l
enforce our sovereignty over the PbMlp
pinee or disgrace ourselvoa be faro the
Eleven of the twenty-six pag** of the
bin Were disposed of before adjourn men*
Why Democrats Oppose It
When Mr Dalftelt of Pennsylvania, from
the Committee on Rules, pre-c ted th •
*p*cis! order for the considerttlon of the
army bill, Mr. Richardson '’f Tennessee,
nn behalf of the mlnoilty. siid thoe on
his side of the house r*--oftilsed the ne
cessity. for some legislation, but they di 1
not agree that this bill establishing a
permanent standing army should Iw.-ome
a law If an emergency exists an * m r.:
oncy should be provided for. a large
•landing army should not ** established
One obnoxious feature wss fun.lamenta!
It was proposed to provide an unv
which could be expanded a the will of
one man from B*.- *• So matter
how grwHl or abe that man might U* be
was not willing to see one man given
• uch power. It was in Ids **|4nlon atdl
catlng the functions f Congress
Mr l'nderWO"d Alatnama also in
vrihr.t ctoihln* id- t'r.-i.i-nt
wild /ll- rrtdmary power to #xp-ui'l or
, mtlm I Ih- army t will.
Mr. (itosvrnnr Favor* It.
Mr tir *>. .nor of Ohio in *u|g rt of the
resolutl'M. —ld that |rso..al y he was lit
favor of ■ iumU.4 *r*ny of I'O.Wt net.
The people, he sold. w*te not alarmed by
the etle* that their lit-rty w...- to tw s li
veried It was a g.i.ilous tribute t our
sviMeni tha' never ai the l*re*hb nt ol
the United Slate* attampt-d to a hoe- -
|H>.-r o.er me atm.. • Si# of the nut
nlftceett acts of drover Cl-t.-wid had
twr—o his assumption of his duty to k -i>
th* lataee in gregt .wnwnonweglth Ity
mean* .* the Unlte.l Wwte- army slid
the governor of that slate did not want
him to Interfere.
Mr drosvenor said If th-re had teen
a standing army of Mt.tHl loyal men at
the ball la of Bull Run. the civil War
would have -ml—l In thirty days.
Mr tlrosv-nor and Mr I rvKrwood In
dulged tn *om- sharp cro*.firing, after
wha-h 'he resolution wne ado|>ted without
Mr. 11 till ruggesfed ftiaf Ihe oleomar
garine bill, which was s s|-c|,i| ord-r for
. i.— I m .st[H.ne-I
|IH w:ir iii*iiOfH of. Mr. I
Hull Fxplnlne llrtnlle.
The House then went Into Committee
of the Whole, and look up the con-Merit
tlon of tha army bill Mr Hull -.plained
the detail* Of the bill which he said fol
lowed p magically tha scheme already
twice Indorsed by the Hon*-
The main objection he had heard to the
organlautlor pn P—l wa- to the alleged
p-epoi.derating Influence of th-
ThU. he said, wa* ne .retry beentws -f
the effectlvenaas of cavalry In oi*ratlon*
In the Philippine* Mr. Hull rill tiled the
Charge* made during the recent campaign
by the oppoHb>n to the effect ih.tr th-
Hapublk-an party desired to fol*t upon
the country a grant standing army.
Replying to Mr. Hepburn of low.. Mr
Hull said that to appoint votunt-er nfll
car* to the grade of major would do a
great Injustice to regular armv officer*
who have ear vat twenty or twenty-five
year* In tha army.
Mr Cochran. of Missouri. who follnwol
Mr Hull. Introduced the political phu*e
of tn* question 11a charged t iat tlo
ivowal purpose of the adriiinitratt.in *o
.1, army of ®. to enforce ll
mandate* tn the rhlllpplnea wa* the vary
esMVice of tmi>erlafi*m. No nrmv that
marched on the f*ee of the earth cot- Id
accomplish the u >J. ■' lon of the Unillr
pine* Their georw|>hloal position ma la
Ih-m practically Independent of outside
Mr Kleberg of Test* announneed hi*
unultera.de opposition to on increase of
tha atandmg army Its <m.i Has OWIM b*
the eatehllahment of a military govern
ment tn tha Philippine* ami ha appealed
to hU colleagues to stand unflinchingly
again*! the subversion of the -onstltotKyi
Mr Shafroth of Colorado offerod some
figure* to show that tha retention of tha
Philippine*, for which thl* proposed large
mart He stated that It would coat the
people of th# United States M9.M0.000 a
year to tarn IIT W for Amer.cen manu
facturers and exporter*.
McCall Creates a Sanaa tlon.
The sensation of the day occurred when
Mr. Shafroth took hi* seat. Mr. Hull, In
(Continued on Fifth Pag*.)
REMOVAL OF NAVAL STATION.
It* nr %lmtra! tUtlcMt Mill (#l%e III*
I ndornr nirnf lo the He port Is
Intor *f i hsrleftfen.
Washington, Dec ft- Rear Admiral
Kndicott h.N returned f m a flying visit
t> Port nay .il ftixl Charleston, more than
ever impressed with the wisdom of the
lr> p*s tl ttanefer of th naval s atlon
from Port Royal to Charleston.
In vl**w of the f t that he is chief of
tle Bureau of Docks and \ nrds and Is
i in a me*ure ie p nslbe f,r th# pr*u*'#e*l
transft t, h*- felt it his duty to t# a* fully
advised on the Mthje-'t ns p>s*lble. hence,
i or ttcelvlng t *• re|M>n of tle toar*l.
i w hich Hear Admit al H.slgera Is chair
man. h* concluded i: would l*e to his ad
vantag*- t* mak*- a isusonal lnvesilgatbn
,tf the lw! sit. Accordingly, he made
t.lp to th* HiUth end is |njw el t*
' ►Jve ill* heart> In in tt to the re
i rt ,*f :h*- H*lgers b*.ird. which Is. s
lim been stated, favorable to ihe traits
It IS not probable that he will submit
on Indlvptual reimn *n th# sutje*’t b#-
* .use he Um-s not feel that th dreum
•mMilt'*• h re*ilitre It In transmitting the re
l***rt to the S* retsry f tae Navy, be
vr.il content huts. If w th giving tlir re
}Hrt Ills Indorsemei.t To drawings and
plans which form a part of the report.
I r* nearly completed and the report is ex
I cted to he In th# liatids of tle
I Hecretary' of the Navy within a few day*
| It will then be transmitted fto Congress
i with a favorable recommendation of the
Tillman, who l watching lb**
matter very closely, will, • member
, f #ti* ummHiea on Naval Affairs, at
tempt to sec ire a prompt action upon
ch legislation as will facilitate the
abandonment of the Port Itoyal oration
A nd ft he establishment of na\al ren
dezvous at Dtarl*st.ii.
THIRTY TWO MEN ENTOMBED.
Iltll Ihr of 'Hod of f'oo
,11 From XX ho i \%owlH
111.%0 Horn >fol l>.nlh.
R<-ran ton. P.. l>><. S.-Thlriy-i*< mn
t th* Nyu colliery In f>un
iii..re were rtnootled )>y h cwve-ln Ih.,
fnorntn*. hiM tnanke lo n o)mple ftunf
. ircomomnc, a lerfllxo <llooier txoo
The m.n were 01 work About I l **' fee*
from the ho Horn of the ntope. nml ki feet
le the rf.i<’ when two n reo of
the room tetWMfi t.'em nl the elo|*e
..me- <l.wn with a terrltU craeh. cruhln
ihe plli.iro heneAlli It ail cAuoln* a ruoh
of fr thot Almowt blew trie men from ihHr
f. et m.l hurled the roof off the fmi
Tlielr Inmra were extmitoleue.|. hut the
■ t I) pure wi.l th. s re.lxht.-*' t;u m
Tlie craeklr.it of the jrtl’ani In their vl
rlnliv lold them that the rave-ln w-a
extendlnit (.-ward them. an*l that they
mum won find a w..y out or be cau*hl
end killed like nto In a l-ap. K. reman
John tllldono bade them keet> *-or>l
Prawllnk on hla hand* and knee* over
the fallen roof and oometlmeo eriulrmins
through crevk-eo that lierely admltte.l hla
U.ly, tie made hi* wav to wlthlti fifteen
feet of the airway, which l! to *he oec
ond oj*enln*. and which It w- 1 preattm-d
wua not alfected hy the fall, to tt lo
n.trrow iiooatfe cut throunh aolld nrli.
Ret u mins for tile men. he had
them take their toola and follow
him After a difficult and danserou*
journey they rew- hid *he paint where the
fall Mo. ked their way Thin waa attacked
with lwr. pleka olid .hovel, and after
an hour'o work a poaaage waa cleared lo
the ulr way. which, aa they had emot
ed upon, waa oi—n. Aa faat aa they could
, I, , . their way to the aeroml
ar t thet.ee |., the aurfa.e. hre
tin > were greeted with wild hurrah* from
the thouaanda who had gathered
lug to *ee them brouitht out eruahed and
mancle.l corpaea. If they were hrought out
HtMLA't (KW 1.11)1 OH 1.4W1.
*..me nf the I’m vision* Have Heen
Manila, lire, i.—The hall occupied hy
til— United Statee fommlselon was crowd
ed to-day, the nr.or lon the publl
dlscuaalon of the Manila liquor Hcetise
The aeetiqti providing for tarnishing so
on* fr.an the Ess-olta nnd down-town
plazas was strongly rrltldzed -fudge
Taft exp.atned ltut the United
Courts had e.-ttlsl the right of the police,
and the power to limit Ihe sate of liquors,
and yet th- place* where they were sold
were unlimited lie declared that the
Otiditlon of the .Kerolta. owing to the
presence of *alorais. wa- dtsgrw.wfui. Tha
licenses expire In January and the sec
tion of the Mil requiring removals will
lake effect In April
Th* bill provide* for a llcensd of Af*>
peso*, eml-anntially, for a regular a
bsin; Am for a theater and Uf> for a hotel,
bealde* a l.nr llc-nse. None of these will
!.* allowed to sell a native Intoxicant.
Places are livened separatrly for the !at
>.r They are p—>hlbped from selling to
-.ldler* and Sunday .-losing I* required
But lotels cun serve liquors with meals.
I.leenaes a— lmfSM.e.l on distillers, brew
ers and wholeswlo d.-ab-rs,
HAND ril.llT WITH FI 14nWO*.
Motive Smuts Ktlled Wlxteen of the
Manila. Dae. 5 —A dispatch ha* been re
ceived from Hen Funston giving an ac
count of a two-hours' tight In th- wtxids
of Santo Domingo between an Anierkhn
fo—* and y>< rebels, commanded by Ban
Tha Amerlcgn force, consisting of thirty
native scouts, commanded by l.leu<. Jar
nlgan. attacked th* rebels, who retreat
ed. leaving on Ihe Held alxteen men killed.
Including Ih* rebel leader. Aguilar, and
■n American negro. II wa* at first
thought the latter was a man named Fa
gin. a deaert-r from th* Twenly-fourih
Infantry, but this turned out to be a mis
take Not one of Jernlgan’s men was
kmii arii.i. CH.iaiMt! i>: wet.
Hut nrltlsh l'rr.l.trse( la Wot Vet
London. Dec Th* war office has re
ceived the following from Dord KPchaner.
dared Bloemfontein. Dec t.
"Oen. Knox re-engaged DeWet near Be
thulla on tha Bmlthfiaid road yescerdev.
He drove th* enemy f om all their po
sit ions before dark, when they retreated
northward. Col. Pilcher aealsted by a
turning movement on Knox's left.”
laar.l Kitchener reports also several
I minor affair^
DAILY $* A YEAR.
S ru.NTH A DOPY
WEEKLY 2-TIMEH- A-WEEK.fI A YEAR
MINISTER SHOT DEAD
ritF*B%TtCRI%* rm V UH.LU) IT
AV ALTER< ‘.MOV
FIRST FIRED ON HIS SLAYER.
MIA Ftl.l l N FOE SPAT lit t.I.F.T
W ITH I M JtHIM, AIM.
Itev. John \\ \* hl* of %\ tlltenisow.
W . In., Atiot bott a Hon A. Ikirtft
Atokea, nnl Then Hrcrhrd a Hal
lo! Throngli lit* lirnln—shooting
l-'ollonpil t| ii to I* I v t |in a Wordy
IMlfloalty—Th* %\ Ii <* le TriiH*t) Is
s|ru*tel In lt**#|i thiiorp
Wil iafivon. \\ V 1>• '. f This after
noon lion H ta\l Slose** sh*t and in
;t 11 f1 \ ki 1* *1 Rev, John W. VVohl In
street due her*. Mr Htokes being n|no
To-night In the whole town and even
In the country and Milcta the excltemant Is
Mr Stoke*, one of the itK>*t prominent
' oung lawyers in Mtngo cmuity. left hla
oftlce this afiernnou Immediately after
dinner and pleasantly greeting frlrnds on
: the way, walked with quick and firm
I step In th# dlreoflon of the houe oceu
l*(by Itev. Mr Wohl, and hl houee*
keeper. Mrs Mr WoM'ft family be
ing in Kentucky Mr. Htokes stoppe*! at
the gale to talk with Mm Ijevine, who
•m*s| In her dn>rway Within a few mln
nies the mlnl-ter ante o*it nf hoaee.
lie !• •*n<’| to I#- greatly ex* Red ihouf
mnetlilng and *n!l i* Mr* as he
l#st*d h< r at the *| t r
"You would be much be ter. at prseent,
j In the house."
Hh laughingly reidled that the day
wax far too pretty to h sj**mt enftlrftdy
within doors, aial Mi Htokes Interrupted
"Yea. d*m t think of leaving ua for tha
house ' ’
(Julck as a flash Mr W’ohl turned and
nd*lref>slng Htokes said
"Lftuive the premise* ’**
An altercation followed. Both men ran
to the tldowalk directly In front of tha
house. Hotneihing w.-t* s.ild almost !n
--dHrtlnguiehahle. that drew from Rev,
Wohl a sharp retort. "You are a liar!**
nnd In an instant the report of n revolver
waa heard. Htokes itumNel, tried to re
gain his footing.*hut feH In the street;
Hl* Aim it.. Sure.
Wounded a* h- was. hr drew hla re
volver and covered th- minister, now
wllhtn ten f-et of his fallen foe Again
Wohl fired, and simultaneously with that
shoi the gun In the sb.kmr hand of
Htokes Spoke AVh-n Ihe smok* cleared
away two mm lay In thir own hloral
U|*in th* *ldewlk
A crowd ran to th* c*nc. Rev. Wohl
was d-ad. Chance had carried th* bul
let from Stokes’ pliol through th* h-ad
of the minister, killing him a* h Ml.
Th* bullet had entered Blok**' side be
low th- heart and pa*-d entirely through
In th- hall of Ih- minister'# home, fac
ing the fearful duel to th- death, falisn
across th* doorway, wne found Mrs. I*.-
vtne. It was at first thought sb* waa
dead, and had probably hern ahot, but
an Investigation show—l that all* had
only fainted from fright.
Up to a iat* hour thta evening Mr.
moke* ha* refused to say anything mo
cernlnc ih- terrlbl* twgdy, and Mrs.
la>vln- is In too msich of a state of ex
cjtement to talk.
Rav Wohl wa* recogniz'd a* on* of Ih#
muwt forceful and -Inqu-tM of Preehy
tvrtan minister* of thie state Mr fitok-a
I* an ex-Virginia University president
an.) comes from a prominent Virginia
MORE BROKERS ARRESTED.
Those Taken twin t natody charged
. With a„ in.liina Many People
In Klnek Trnnanellone.
N-W York. Dec 4.- As the re*u of In
vestigations mad- by Assistant DMgrlct
Attorney Byrne. C. W. Morgan, trading
as C. W. Morgan tk Cos., stock brokera.
and Morgan's taxikk—per, Michael Hart,
were to-day arrested on th* charge of
conspiracy and grand larceny. The men
were locked up In poller headquarters
Th- detective* confiscaled all th* hook#
and |>apr* In Ih* office of Morgan *nd
In Ihe office* of U E Van Riper *nd >
John B. M-*Kcnzle. discretionary brokers.
V*n Hliwr and McKenzie had left their
offices. It was found I ha) (he written
mailer In th* book* of Van Riper and
McKenzie had been torn out, leading ths
polic* to suppose lhat (hey had been In
formed of their coming.
The attention of A militant District At
torney tlyrn# wa* dlrr>-t*d to the niattwr
through Ids work In the (there ease, 'h*
defendant having heen arrested for. It la
said, aecurlng a sum of money (nan IM.
Daniel E Ki kle*. three week* ago whletz
was lo be invested In stocks. Rhera*n
lookkeeper. It I* all-g-d. Intimated that
aueh nsethods w-re In vogue with other
brokers In Wall strict
A thorough Investigation waa made ■!
It wa* found that Midvenzl* and Vanßt
per did an extensive huslneea throughout
the I'nlted Btates and Canada. They sen)
out a* many a* .one hutxlred thousand
Inters a week, some of whteh told how
easily money wn* made In W'zll streat,
uml others cxidalnlnK certain deals, tha
money to be sent to Morgan A Chk. or C.
B. lawrence. Jr
.'anHiper ami McKenzie. If Is alleged,
advis'd -a-h other of their surer** with
the prospective customer and they In turn
advised Morgan If a man sent money to
Morgan he would advlee the brokers.
Morgan had an offie# at Thlriy-Thlrd
street and Broadway and the police say
he bad various oflW* throughout th*
Host the Cissw Was t anaht.
The complainant against the prhMner*
M William 8 Bailey, a mill owner of
Mztteawan. N J. The police say they
hav* thirty others who will testify against
tha men. and on* of the thirty admit*
having toet IM.OOO through deal*.
When th* police entered Morgan’* offico
to arrest him they found a man whoso
name Capt. McCluaky reflated to divulge
(Continued on Fifth Fag*.)