Weekly Montanian (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1894-1897, March 21, 1896, Image 1

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I A A A WEEKLY MONTANIAN VOL. II. THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, MARCH 21, 1896. NO. 114. ON OUTRAGEP CUBA Morgan Enlightens Bruta!ity of tlic ish. t.ce on ARE WORSE THAN INDIANS Sliardeen Are Frequent unti Other Shocking' Crimes .1re of ti - 11141.1 Oecurresice. Washington, March 17. --Senator resolution asking the foreign af- fairs committee to report the status of the Cuban warfare went over until to- morrow. Senator Sherman said he would in- sist on keeping the Cuban question be- fore the senate, yielding only for speeches. Senator Pugh was recognized for a continuance of his silver speech. He declared that if the friends of silver in the three political parties could be united they would elect the president by an overwhelming majority, but unfort- unately the friends of free silver are fighting each other in separate political organizations and this was the great- est obstacle in the way of success at the next presidential election. It was utterly unreasonable to expect the free coinage democrats, who constitute four - fifths of the party, to go over to the populist party, made up of a mere frac- tion of the friends of free coinage. At 1:45 p. m. the Cuban resolution was taken up and Senator Morgan proceed- ed in his speech in support of the res- olution. He spoke of supersensitiveness of Spain because she felt the sand slip- ping from under her fEet, while the gem of the Antilles was passing out of her grasp. Spain had sucked this orange well nigh dry until the sweetness was about exhausted. Senator Morgan said the Spanish minister's statement, made public yes- terday, was a most weak effort. It had been kept in secret, doubtless because all of its prophesies of subduing the in- surgents were disproved by facts. The Spanish minister pleaded that the in- surgents would not come out for an open light and jor the etiquette and chivalry of Spagish warfare. And yet the insurgents free their prisoners, be- ing unable to feed them, and they main- tain no prisons such as the Spanish have at Ceuta, Africa. Spain's conduct of the war in Cuba ran with blood. The Spanish minister's reference to su- gar and our interests in sugar was not sufficient to sweeten the sentiment of the committee and lead it to close its eyes to the feeling of the American peo- ple. • Senator Morgan referred to Minister Dupuy de Lome's \celebrated diatribe\ criticizing senators and appealing over their heads to the American people. Such an act by a \supercillious foreign minister was most remarkable and it would be high time for the American congress to retire if the American peo- ple ever listened to the appeal of a for- eigner calling in question words used in debate. Senator Morgan said he totally dis- sented to the view that a foreign min- ister had any right to appeal to the press as to any pending question of legislation. After reading Buchanan's letter while secretary of state to a foreign minister, declaring that the government would not entertain inquiries as to subjects treated in a president's message. Sen- ator Morgan said: \Would to God we had someone now who had some comprehension of the rights of the different departments of the government.\ The senator read another letter by Secretary Fish, saying that a public criticism by a foreign minister war- ranted his dismissal. \I have not asked for the dismissal of the Spanish minister,\ proceeded Senator Morgan. \Let him stay here if he wants. But I have the eonstitu- tional right of protesting against as- saults from a man holding a commis- sion from a foreign government.\ Rebuked Hale. Senator Hale called attention to a otatement made by Senator Sherman that the Spanish minister had a right to defend his country before the people. Senator Morgan responded that Sena- tor Hale was always ready to find am- ple authority for differing or agreeing with Senator Sherman as circumstances might warrant. Yesterday Senator Hal , Intimated that the Ohio senator (Sher- man) had suppressed documents. To- day Senator Hale quoted the Ohio sen- ator approvingly to him (Mr. Morgan). \But added Senator Morgan, \Sen- ator Sherman's view on this question ot propriety concerning the course of a foreign minister did not govern him.\ Senator Morgan went on to say that it was essential that foreign ministers be reprimanded, and, if need he, dismissed for assaults on senators for words used In debate. It was the duty of the ex- ecutive authorities to extend this pro- tection. If an attack was made on the floor of the senate on the president of the United States it would quickly bring him (Morgan) to his feet in protest. The senator then had the clerk read the reply of Gonzales Quesada, !Wert.- tary of the Cuban junta,.to the Spanish minister's letter. It related such shock- ing details as to indignities on naked Cuban women by Spanish troops that Senator Chandler urged that the state- ment be printed, but not read. Senator Morgan assented, but Sen- ator Hale insisted that the statement be read in full, in order, as he said, that Its credibility might be judged. Senator Morgan said he did not vouch for Senor Quesada's statements, but he asserted that Quesada's character was quite as good as that of Minister de Lome. The reading of the Quesada state- ment proceeded, giving details of al- leged atrocities by General Weyler, the branding of women on their breasts, the assauting of defenseless women, etc. At the close of the statement, Sena- tor Hale rose to state that he had this horrible recital read in full to show that such awful atrocities would not be ac- cepted as true unless accompanied by evidence. Senator Morgan read further evi- dences of the Spanish cruelty in Cuba. One referred to the massacre of seven young men who were . stood against a wall and shot to pieces by a regiment of soldiers. \Who is responsible for that state- ment?\ asked Senator Hale. \Is any name signed to that recital?\ Senator Morgan said it was taken from the recital of an eye -witness given in a New York paper. The massacre of students was historically beyond a question. Senator Morgan went on to read from personal letters received by him giving the experience of men in Cuba. The 1.. t- ters told of violations of girls and the massacre of women and children. Six men gathering bananas were killed and bananas stuffed down their throats as a joke. A Cuban general was stripped and exhibited before crowds of women, then killed and his body dragged a mile. • These atrocities were given with great minuteness, said to be the personal ob- servation of the writers of the letters. Senator Morgan said the letters dis- closed the existence of a bloody war, and it was the duty of congress to rec- ognize that kind of war as existing. The senator said he had received postal cards from the north bidding him to leave the country and console with the negro Maceo. But he could not be di- verted by these insults or by the attack of some newspapers which asserted he was seeking a war with Spain rn order to bring about the restoration of silver coinage. Senator Morgan said he believed the president shotild approve the course of congress, but if he did not congress would have . discharged its duty to the people, and the responsibility would be left with the president. He did not wish to give Spain any cause of com- plaint and he therefore favored the mild, firm resolutions now pending. And yet, added he, in closing, \I have not doubted that any action would cause this fanatical nation to take up the gauge of war. Senator Mills gave notice that he would follow on the Cuban question to- morrow. WISCONSIN IS FOR M'KINLEY Republican Convention of Today Will So Indicate. -- — Milwaukee, Wis., March 17.—Although the republican state convention tomor- row will be little more than a reunion and a love feast, delegates and party leaders from all over the state are early on the ground, and the scenes around the Plankinton, Pfister and other hotels are as animated as though a heated con- test for a state ticket was on the tants. The party in the state is solid for Mc- Kinley, and buttons and badges bearing the counterfeit presentment of Ohio's ex -governor and ex -congressman are largely in demand. There have been same warn't times through the state over the election of delegates to the gather- ing, the younger element showing a dis- position to antagonize the old wheel - horses of the party, and of whom the venerable ex -Senator Sawyer stands as the principal representative. None the less, the convention will be short and sweet, and a delegation of distinguished personnel will be sent to St. Louis. PACIFIC ROADS LEGISLATION Time Will Be Asked for Considera- tion of a Bill. Washington, March 17.—in about 10 days there will be a meeting or consul- tation between the two steering commit- tees of the senate to see if time can be given for consideration of a bill for set- tlement of the Pacific railroad debt. The request for time will come from the committee on Pacific railroads. If time be given, the committee on Pacific roads will make an effort to report the bill at an early day and bring it up for con- sideration. If the steering committees do not agree that there will be time to consider a bill then all legislation look- ing to the adjustment of the Pacific roads problem and the government debt will go over until the short session. WAITING FOR BOOTH TUCKER Large II/Ovation Army Meeting in New York Yesterday. New York, March 15.—The Salvation Army held a large meeting at head- quarters on One Hundred and Forty - Eighth street and Captain Eberling and Endue were on the platform. All the members are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Commissioner Booth Tucker, who will sail for New York on Satur- day. A grand reception will take place shortly after his arrival. MR. CARLISLE IS IN IT!TO KENTUCKY'S SHAME IS NOT GI. ILTY tIF IMMOHALIT1 Pastor Brown Acquitted on One Charge by the Council. Administration Is Grooming Him for the Pres , dential Race, HIS CHIEF IS TO WITHDRAW Formal Declaration to That Effect Will Ile Made Public %%Mein a Short Time. %Vasil ington, Match 16. — Secretary Carlisle is a candidate for the presiden- tial nomination at Chicago, and a pub- lic announcement to that effect will soon be made by one of the secretary's close friends in the senate. This an- nouncement, however, will not be made until President Cleveland has formally stated his purpose to not permit his name to be used in the convention in connection with a third term. It is learned on excellent authority that ..he president has fully decided upon this course, and it is expected that he will make known his determination within a short time. It is undoubtedly true that Carlisle's candidacy will have the support of Cleveland and the members of the cabinet. He will go before the convention as the representative of the sound money views of the administra- tion. His Mende, in conducting the can- vass for Carlisle's nomination, will urge that it be laid upon a sound money platform, and if he be successful at Chicago, will then make this issue prominent in the campaign leading up to the November elections. Representative Patterson of Tennes- see has received from Secretary Car- lisle a long letter in response to ex - Speaker Crisp's declaration that silver had received unfriendly treatment at the secretary's hands. Carlisle'. Defense. Secretary Carlisle, in his reply to a letter written by Representative Pat- terson, says: \I can only say that in all the opera- tions of the treasury department dur- ing my administration the legal tender gold and silver coins have been treated precisely alike, except that greater ef- forts have been rsade. to keep silver coin in cireulation than have been made to keep gold in circulation. The amount paid out by this department in silver coins and silver certificates greatly ex- ceeds the amount paid out in gold coins and gold certificates, and in no instance has the least discrimination been made against silver or its paper representa- tive. In no instance has silver or silver certificates been refused in payment of a debt or demand due the government. and in no instance has the government refused to pay silver coins or silver cer- tificates in discharge of its obligations ! when the holders of the obligations de- manded or requested such payment. When United States notes or treasury notes are presented for redemption, gold is paid if it Is demanded, and if' silver is demanded silver is paid. Thus the coin of the two metals is treated exactly alike. It has always been the policy of the treasury department to encourage the use of silver to the larg- est possible extent, and in order to ac- complish this standard silver dollars will be sent by express, at the expense of the government, to any one who will deposit an equivalent account in silver certificates or in treasury notes with the United States treasurer or any as- sistant treasurer, or with a national bank depository; but gold is not sent to anybody free of charge. The law authorizing the use of silver certificates upon deposits of silver provides that 'the coin deposited for or repres4nting the certificates shall be retained In the treasury for the payment of same on demand.' \It is therefore plain that whenever theamount of silver dollars in the treas- ury does not exceed the amount of sil- ver certificates outstanding the secre- tary of the treasury can not, without a violation of the law, pay out such sil- ver except for redemption of cer- tificates. \My letter to the United States sen- ate . upon which Crisp's statement seems to have been based, was writ- ten on August IS, 1893, and at that time there was no free silver in the treas- ury; that is there were no standard silver dollars in the treasury except such as the law required to be held for the redemption of silver certificates and the treasury notes of 1890 and those re- demptions were made at all times dur- ing that month, and every other month when the forms of currency were pre- sented. \In response to your verbal inquiry concerning the coinage of standard sil- ver dollars during the present admin- istration you are advised that it amounts to $6,662,010 up to the 15th day of this month, while the amount of such dollars coined in this country from the establishment of the mint in 1792 up to February, 1878, a period of 86 years, was $8,030,000. \I enclose herewith a copy of my let- ter to the United States senator re- ferred to above. Very truly yours, \J. G. CARLISLE.\ Sall Fla 11 , :iSCU, March 17.—The council that is sitting in judgment on Rev. Dr. Brown has acquitted the accused pastor on one charge. The councilmen came to the conclusion that Brown was not guil- ty of any immoral conduct with Mrs. M. A. Stockton. They based their opin- ion on the following facts: First—That Mrs. Stockton was not a woman whose testimony could be taken for the truth. Second—That there was no evidence introduced that was strong enough in a legal sense to convict the pastor. Third—That he had shown Mrs. Stockton great kindness in the way that a Christian minister should, and that she had taken advantage of that kind- ness. The council excused Brown's actions after the charges had been made public on account of his quick temper. With regard to the young lady whom. it is alleged, he threatened, the council says: \We find his conduct to have violated all rules which should control the ac- tions of a gentleman and Christian min- ister, and we censure him for It, whi1e We gladly recognize the kindly and manly words of appreciation and rep- aration offered by him to the young lady in our presence.\ The council says Brown's explanation of the payment of money to Mrs. Da- vidson is unsatisfactory, but there is not a trace of suspicion in the minds of the council concerning the hitherto stainless reputation of Dr. Brown. Brown and his friends consider the ver- dict a complete vindication. The Post says: \A verdict has been reached in the case of Rev. C. 0. Brown and that the committee on finding such has declared the minister guilty of con- duct unbecoming a Christian minister. The committee finished its report today and presented it to the council. The re- port, which is about 1000 words in length. will not be made public until af- ter it has been submitted to the Con- gregational church, which will probably be tomorrow night. It is believed the report of the council will exonerate Brown on the charge of immorality, hut will find him guilty of unministerial conduct. Upon the precise wording of the report the unministerial conduct specification will depend upon Brown's future. The council may or may not fix the punishment, but even if no pen- alty is mentioned, a severe condemna- tion by the council would result ID Brown's loss of his church. Should this occur the pastor's friends declare they will form a new church for him in this city. Each member of the council has taken solemn pledges of secrecy and the report will not be made public until it is presented to the congregation of the First Congregational church tomorrow evening. \The closing paragraph is to the effect that although no evidence has clearly convicted Brown of any single act of immorality, yet the testimony has been such as to throw grave doubts upon the man's moral character. Even those most unprejudiced against Brown ad- mit that with this paragraph added, the verdict is all that the testimony justi- fies.\ DON'T HAVE TO LIFT YOUR HAT Spokane Man Has a Patent of Pe- culiar Design. --- Washington. March 17 --James C. Boyle. an eccentric citizen of Spokane, Wash., conceived the idea of doing away with the polite lifting of the hat by manual force by a man when he passes a lady friend, as at times much incon- venience is incurred by having to lift the hand from the pocket to the head, especially in very cold days and when a man's hands are engaged. A patent was recently granted to him. which Boyle claims will make hat lift- ing unnecessary. All a man has to do is to slightly nod his head. There Is a click and Boyle's mechanism, which is in the interior of the tile, starts. The hat is suddenly hoisted as if by magic a foot above the head, where for a mo- ment it poises and describing a semi- circle, settles back on the cranium. BELGIUM CAN NOT LE 41) yr Movement Favored. However, for a Rimetallic Conference. Brussels, March 17.—In the senate to- day Premier P. De Smet De Naleyer re- iterated the views he expressed in the chamber of deputies March 13, when. replying to a question on the subject, he urged the re-establishment of inter- national bimetallism and assured the chamber that the government would acquiesce in any measure insuring by International agreement the stability of the monetary exchange of gold and sil- ver. He added today, however, that Bel- gium could not take the limit is ti France Asked to .Act. Paris, March 17.—M. Menne, the Ft elicit protectionist leader in the cham- ber of deputies, today presented a mo- tion that the government open negotia- tions for bringing about an internation- al monetary agreement. THE VANDERBILTS WILL NOT BUY Deny a Prospective Purchase'. of Pe- elle Railways, New York, March 14.—Chauneey M. Depew was seen today with reference to a statement that Division Superin- tendent McCoy, of the New York Cen- tral railroad, Is inspecting the Central and Union Pacific with a view to pur- chasing by the Vanderbilta Depew said there was nothing in the story. 'Legislature Failed to Do Things Specially Required of It. REVENUE BILLS ARE SHELVED So Senator Is let Elected and the Governor Refuses to Call A Special Session. Cincinnati, March 17. --The Commer- cial Gazette special from Frankfort, Ky., says: The legislature adjourned tonight, af- ter 60 days of disgraceful bickering*. The legislature failed to accomplish the two important acts it had before it— the election of a United States senator, and the enactment of legislation to save the state's financial reputation. Governor Bradley has refused to or- der a special session, and the state is in a had way. The senate special com- mittee backed down today and offered a report that was so mild, when the threats to unseat the governor are con- sidered. that even the demacrats laughed By a vete of 114 to 14 the report was adopted. In the house a resolution was passed denouncing the lawlessness and in- dorsing Governor Bradley to the end. The troops had dress parade tonight and leave tomorrow. Lieutenant Gov- ernor Worthington today issued the call for a special election April 11 to till the vacancy in the senate caused by Senator Weissinger's death. Senator Walton and Senator Jones will resign tomorrow, and the governor will order a special election, refusing to recognize their expulsion by the senate. When the senate convened this even- ing the republicans, led by Det)oe, made a fight to bring up the revenue bills for consideration, but the democrats pre- vented legislation by filibustering. An effort was made to unseat President Worthington and place Senator Goebel in the chair, in order that he might pre- vent any consideration of the revenue bills, and it was only prevented by the republicans agreeing to allow the sen- ate to receive the report of the special committee, and then the democrats were to assist the republicans and take up the revenue bills. After the report of the special com- mittee was heard the republicans again attempted to bring up the revenue bills, but were prevented by the democratic majority, and the house and senate ad- journed sine die. BAD FEELING IS INTENSIFIED Fight Averted --Confusion in the House—No Election. Frankfort, Ky., March 17.—Colonel E. P. Gaither met Jack Quinn near Cap- itol hotel today and said: \How are you, Jack?\ Chinn replied: 'a.1— d— you. don't you speak to me.\ and made a rnevement for his hip pocket. Befere a weapon could be drawn Gen- eral Hardin pushed in between the two men and succeeded in preventing a fight. Colonel Gaither said to Chinn: \I am ready for you any time, sir; it don't matter whether you speak to me or not.\ W. A. Dunlap, to whom was given Katifinan's seat in the house, arrived from Lexington today. When asked whether he would vote in joint assem- bly Dunlap said: \I will not. I am here on other business.\ In the house Mr. Barnett offered a res- olution endorsing the action of the governor in calling out the militia. Mr. Howard moved the previous ques- tion. Almost every democrat in the house was demanding to be heard. The speaker ruled the pre% ious question was ordered and no speeches were in order. At least halt a dozen democrats were speaking in the greatest confusion, \bayonet rule,\ \earpet-baggers \mil- itary,\ \anarchy - \cowardice\ and such epithets being thrown at repub- licans. The resolution was adopted by a yea and nay vote, 61 to 44. No Election. The usual ballot was taken for United States senator today, the last day of the session, no election ensuing. In joint session today when the clerk called the roll the democrats refused to vote. The ballot was then ordered for United States senator. Neither the democrats nor republicans voted. The joint as- sembly adjourned sine die. A WHOLE FAMILY WAS POISONED W. B. Taylor Is Dead and live Oth- ers Are Dying. Omaha, March 16.—A special to the Bee from Craig, Mo., says: The family of W. B. Taylor, • weal- thy farmer, was mysteriously poisoned here yesterday. The drug is supposed to have been introduced in the coffee, though by whom and for what purpose. Is a mystery. W. B. Taylor died last night, his three sons, one of their wives and Taylor Criman, a cousin, are dying It is rumored that a near relative of the family administered the poison. There Is much excitement. For Mayor of Tacoma. Tacoma, Wash., March 16.—Mayor E. S. Orr was today nominated at the city re- publican convention to succeed himself.

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