Fort Wayne Sentinel (Newspaper) - April 16, 1898, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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House Takes a Rece.ss l'util Next Monilay.
Cuban Resolutions Get Another Setback.
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WAsniNOTON, April 16.—There is no possibility of final action by congress on the (Jubnn resolutions earlit!!- than Monday.
Afc i : 10 this afternoon the house toolv a recess until Monday morn-
The sonato last nii^ht agreed to vote on the resolutions at 8 o'clock tonight. There was, however, some prospect tliat debate vrould be curtailed by the voluntary consent ()f members who had arranged to be heard to omit their speeches, and it was tlionght early action might be ]iossible today.
A conference of leaders was lield tJiis afternoon and it was found that the senate could not be hurried.
The house then decided to take recess.
IN NO HURRY.
The .Señalo I'lUs in AnoOier Day Deltatin^; the Cuban Kesolntion«.
W.vsHTNOTON, April Ki.—The brilliant oratory and the exciting scenes of yesterday in the senate added to the public interest in today's ])ro-ceedings. The additional fact that the senate last night determined to take today a vote upon the pending resolution lent an added interest to the senate's proceedings.
This was the fourth day of the debate upon the war resolutions. Thus far the only radical differences of opinion developed are upon the advisability of the recognition by the United States of the independence of the Cuban republic. All senators approve action, the only differences being as to the methods to be employed, the general desire being to place the United States in a favorable position before the peoi)le of this country as well as before the civili/ed nations of the world.
In accordance with the agreement reached last night the senate convened promptly at 10 o'clock and after the transaction of some routine business the resolution of the foreign relations committee was laid before the senate.
Few senators wei'e on the floor at the time, and Mr. Teller suggested the lack of a quorum, saying it was due to senators who wore to s^teak that a (luorum be present.
After about fifteen minutes a quorum appeared.
CANNON FOPv CUBA.
Mr. Cannon, of Utah, was then recognized and spoke in favor of immediate and decisive action and for the recognition of the independence of the Cuban republic.
ALLKN AND TlIK POWERS.
Mr. Allen, of Nebraska, said he wanted to call attention to the re-iriarkable scene that had occurred at the white house on April 7. He referred to the call of the representatives of six great powers upon the president and to the exchange of notes on the Hispano-American sit-iiation. He decla red that no si milar scene had ever been witnessed in this country.
"I want to register my protest," said Mr. Allen, "against the repre-.sentatives of the so-called powers of Europe entering the white house and telling this country what it shall do.
"I cannot understand why the president did not inform them that this country would not tolerate any interference from them; yet here is the first step . toward the breaking down of the Monroe doctrine and the destruction of the nation. And it is understood that these same so-called powers are to go further and make another assault upon the white house with more pressing demands. Within six months these same powers will be urging the United States to agree to arbitration in order that our liability for Spanish-Cuban bonds may be de-termmed.
Mr. Burrows, (Mich.) supported the position assumed in this crisis by the president and argued against the recognition of the present republic of Cuba.
senator platt wants peace.
Mr. Piatt (Conn.) who in accordance with the agreement reached last night was accorded a half hour's time, devoted it to a strong and eloquent expression of his hope for ijeace and a defense^ of the president. He thought the time for oratory and impassioned utterance had passed. Oratory would not bombard Moro Castle; stinging, angry words, said he, may wound the president, but they cannot pierce the armor of Spanish battleships.
Mr. Piatt 'believed that peace might Have beeh ^esexred h^ it not been for the intemperate utterances and im^Muisioaed actions of those who seemed bent tipon plmig-ing the country into war. Hé hc^ed, he said, that even yet some •mj might be foond of averting
war and at the same time secure peace in Cuba. He said, however, that if our determined purpose to intervene to put an enjd to condi tions in the island of Cuba should result in war it must be so. The United States would not be recreant to its duty or to a greatftrust.
He held that the president and house of representatives had placed the ijending question upon high ground. The senate was called upon to place it on lower ground; on untenable ground that would not be approved by the nations of the earth. "I deplore it—it is unpardonable," declared Mr. Piatt. He thought to recogni/e the present Cuban republic, which General Lee testified existed only in skeleton, would be little short of folly. Before extending stich recognition Mr. Piatt said it would be necessary for the United States to strike from history the words of many of the nation's statesmen and give up the Monroe doctrine.
Mr. Piatt concluded with an appeal for calm deliberate action, such as would be approved by all future generations.
A strong appeal for recognition and independence of the present Cuban republic was then made by Mr. Ba,con, of (Georgia. In beginning he said it was unfair to charge that all senators who differed from the president upon this question were hostile to him. He did not ap-]>rove of the president's message in Its entirety because it was impossible for him to grant such power to a president as Mr. McKinley evidently desired.
Mr. Wellington, of Maiyland, f ol-lowed Mr. Bacon, and as lie arose to speak there was a stir in the galleries. The speaker .said he was thoroughly satisfied that there was no good reason for the United States going to war with Spain. No war could be justified at any time by any nation unless all diplomatic agencies had Ijeen exhausted and ho could not see that result in the present. J will vote for ])eace ; I will stand for peace as long as peace is possible.SPAMSHMOB
Makes an Attack on I'nited States Consulate.
.Serious Out break .it Malag:a, Spain, and ihe ( ni(<>(I States Coat of Arms.
Malaga, Spain, AprillO.—There was a serious disturbance here today, resulting in an attack upon the United States consulate. The demonstration began with the parading of small crowds through the streets, shouting patriotic cries. But a mob gathered and attacked the United Statues consulate. Stones were thrown and one of the leaders procured a ladder, tore down the .shield having, upon the arms of the United States and dragged it along the street.
The prefect was summoned and he addressed the people, begging them to disperse, which to some degree restored order.
Afterwards the streets were patrolled by gend'armes.
As this dispatch is sent the excitement continues.
"perfect tp.anquilitv. "
Madrid, April 16, 8 a. m.—An ojficial dispatch from Havana says : "Perfect tranquility prevails on the island. All political parties are more united than ever and are rallying around the government and the flag. The newspapers are printing patriotic articles.''
Paris, April 16.—A dispatch from Cello, department of Hearault, to the Petit Journal says all able bodied Spaniards there have been ordered to return to Spain as early as possible.
NO MORE COAL.
.Spain Can No l..onger Supply Hertteir from the United States.
Norfolk, Va., April 16.—The Spanish government has been for some time a purchaser of coal shipped to southern ports from Newport News. An order is said to have been received from the war department at Washington this morning stopping the shipment of the coal consigned to the Spanish government. The order, however, has not yet been confirmed. hawley's resolution.
Washington, April 16.—Mr. Haw-ley has offered in the senate a joint resolution authorizing the president to stop the export of coal.
A Fleet of Five Vessels PasNetl St. Thomas Steering Northward.
Island of St. Thomas, West Indies, April 16,—A report is current here that five warship ]mssed this island yesterday to the northward. They are said to liave been going in a westerly direction..
Spanish Torpedo Flotilla Those Waters.
Southampton, April IG.—A vessel which arrived here today reports having seen a Spanish torpedo flotilla in the British channel.
John and Mary McCay, the sight-léite brother and sister, will give a musical and. humorc^ entertainment at Library hall bext Thursday evening. The MoCays appeared in Fort W^ynea coaple (rfyears ago and the people who heard them were highly entertained.MOVING TBE TROOPS
Initcd Slates Regnlars Going South.
Marching Orders Received at Every Post.
Forces to Be Massed in the Southeast.
Troop.s From M.my Posts Are Now Kn Itonte and Others Will be Hurried , on Verj' Soon.
marching at fort thomas. Cincinnati, April 16.—Colonel M. A. Cochran, commanding the Sixth infantry at Fort Thomas, has just received marching orders. The troops will leave for Tampa, Fla., as soon as transportation can be arranged for by the chief quartermaster of the department, who is at Chicago. It is not yet determined by what line or at what time the troops will move.
at fort rilky.
Junction City, Kas., April 16.— Orders have been received at Fort Riley calling for the entire command, consisting of forty-two officers and 550 men, to move within forty-eight hours to Chickamagua. The exact hour of departure has not been determined.
at fort leavenworth.
Fort Leavenworth, Kas., April 16.—The Twentieth infantry. Colonel Hawkins, has been ordered to Mobile, Ala., and will probably leave within a day's time.
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San Francisco, April 16.—The troops preparing to go to New Orleans from California, infantry and light artillery combined, number about 850 men. As the orders to General Shafer in.stmct him to lose no time, it has b©^ determined to start this afternoon or tomorrow if possible. '
sianal gets orders.
' Denver, Oiol., April 16.—Capt. William A. QlAssfor^ chief of . the Unit^ Stiit^^ig^ S^ice^ depart^ ment of the Colorado« received orders today to move at once with
Chicago, April 16.—The troops from Fort Sheridan and the other garrison of the «lepartment of the lakes will not start for the various points of the south to which they have been assigned before Tuesday morning. General Brooke and his staff will not leave for Chickamagua before Monday night and possibly not until after the troops are in motion. Bids for the transportation of (he troops will not l)e opened until Monday noon, as under the regulations of the quartermaster's gde-partment the emergency advertisement of twenty-four hours must be made. Sunday intervening exten<ls the time for the opening of the bids to Monday noon. Bids were advertised for today.
Tele])hone and telegraphic messages were sent today to the general ofiices of every railroad connecting with the south, and terminal points near the various garrisons. The post quartermasters at Fort Thomas, Columbus barracks. Forts Brady and Wayne were wired to notify the railroad officials in their vicinity of the invitation for bids.
(Quartermaster General Lee, in anticipation of an order to move, has been working on the ciuestion of transportation for the past three weeks. Railroad companies have been kept in touch with the quartermaster, and had the order from Washington been an urgent one, the regulations would have been set aside and Mr. Lee would have been in a position to have complete t rans-portation with the most direct lines within an hour's time, and the troops could have been in motion before noon today. Such is the procedure in times of war or riot.
While General Brooke is ordered to the command of the cavalry rendezvous at Chickamagua National park he will remain in Chicago until all details for the transportation of the department troops arc completed, fjeaving Monday night or Tuesday morning he will reach Chickamagua in advance of the cavalry regiments. It is prolm-ble that his headquarters will be at Chickamagua Park hotel at Crawfish Spring on the border of the park. It may be that headquarters will be establi.shed in the commissioner's building on the Davis farm in the central portion of the park.
One of the general's aides de camp, either Captain Richards or Lieutenant Dean will leave for Chickamagua tonight or tomorrow.
AR(ÍAN(ilN<; FOR 1ÍATIONS.
Atlanta, Ga., April 16. — The feeding of the ajmy soon to be brought to the south, will evidently devolve upon the department of the Gulf.
Major Dravo, chief commissary oilicer of the department, is alreadj--arranging for a purchasing station, and Captain Traverse, his purchasing agent, began today to provide provisions for the 20,000 troops. He visited fifteen bakeries in Atlanta and arranged to get 100,000 loaves of bread per day, if that quantity should be needed.
Colonel Simpson, quarter master of the department of the Gulf, has arranged for the rent of a largo tract of land for the use of all troops which may be stopped in Atlanta. The government will pay $100 per month for the rent of this land.
his corps and all their paraphernalia to Fort Wadaworth, N. Y. Captain Glaasford is one of the most ex-All signal service men in the country.
at fort wayne,
Detroit, Mich., April 16.—Colonel Snyder, of the Nineteenth United States infantry, today received orders from General Brooke, to proced with his regiment to Mobile. One battalion of the Nineteenth is stationed at Fort Wayne, the other at Fort Brady at the Sault. Tlie former will not wait for the latter, but will leave early next week when the transportation has been arranged for. The soldiers are elated over the progpcct of going into more active service. The battalion from Fort Wayne will not start for Mobile before Monday or Tuesday. Bids for transportation of the troops will not be opened until Monday noon in Chicago.
troops from texas.
San Antonio, Texas, April 16.— Six companies of the Eighteenth infantry at Fort Sam Houston, in this city, and four companies at Fort Clark will leave for New Orleans tonight, under command of Col. Van Valseah. Camp equipage and stores are now being loaded on a special train. Troops from Fort Clark and probably from other forts in Texas will l)e concentrated here and all start for New Orleans together.
AT .IKFFERSON IJAIiRAcKS.
St. Louis, April 16.—Major W. H. Wessels, jr., commadent of ' .Jefferson barracks, twelve miles south of this city, where six troops of the third cavalry are quartered,received orders today from General Coppin-ger to proceed to ChKrkamagua park. A telegram from Lieutenant West, adjutant at the barracks, says that the command will leave as soon as transportation can be provided, probably on Monday or Tuesday.
In the meantime ^.ents are being pitched at the barracks for the accommodation of the headquarters, staff, band and six companies of the eleventh infantry, which will arrive here tonight from Whipple barracks under the command of Col. Isaac D. DeRussy. From here the infantry will proceed to Mobile, Ala.
MUNITIONS OF WAR.
Liverpooi., April 1«».—The White Star line steamer Bovic, which sailed for New York last night, had on board a large consignment of Lee-Metenord rifles, ten Maxim guns, fifty Krupp quick firing guns and 200 tons of ammunition.
ABANDON All HOPE.
The Powers Cannot Ajrree Upon
Diplomatic Corps 'in Lon<lon (rives It Ui>.
Great Britain Gave Powers No Kncoiiragement.
The Sp.ani.-ih Question WiH Take
evitable Cour-se—A T.ondon Ne»vK-paper's
at fort p.rady.
Saulf Ste Marie, Mich., April 16.—The command at Fort Brady received departmental orders this morning to proceed to Mobile, Ala. The four comi)anies stationed here will leave on a special train today for Detroit to join the other companies of the Nineteenth infantry before going south.
m1 li t a ry rend e / vo u s.
Chatanooga, Tenn., April Hi.— At Chickamuga park today officials and a large force of employes are rushing preparations for the many additional troops ordered here yesterday afternoon. General Boyn-ton, chairman of the park commission, is personally directing the work and will have things in ship shape so that the various regiments can go into camp at the ])e3t places without any delay or confusion. The Twenty-fifth infantry has settled down into regular routine of camp life. Colonel Burt states that he has had no instructions in regard to moving and thinks his command will remain in its present position for some time.
b0utelle wants to know.
Washington, April 16.—Representative Boutelle, chairman of the house committee on naval affairs, has introduced a resolution inquiring of the president if the document printed by the senate forming the report of the Maine inquiry report contains all the evidence embraced in the report of the court, now on file in the navy department.
Representative Jones, of Virginia, has introduced a resolution calling on the president fór copies of all the correspondence between the state departm-rnt and the United States consul general at Havana since May, 1896, and up to the present time, togethw with copies of any reports made and documentstransmitted by General Lee during that period.
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London, April 16.—The members of the diplomatic corps in this city have now abandoned all hope of effectual mediation upon the part of the powers between the United States and Spain.
The Spanish and Austrian nni-bassadors, however, cling tenaciously to the delusion that they will be able to arrange at the last moment a compromise which will avert war.
They have haunted the British foreign office for a week past, calling dail3% and occa.sionally more often.
They arrived there early this morning and for a long time conferred with Sir Thomas H. Anderson, the permanent secretary of the foreign oflice who appoais to he wearied of their importunities.
Their efforts were seemingly rewarded with little encouragement.
will take part. One of the special features will be the dedication of the new United States flag presented by the ladies of the society. The price of admission will be 25 cents. Reserved seats 50 cents.
Tickets Citn be procurred from any member of the society or at the Turner's hall, comer of West Main street and Maiden lane. This entertainment will be one of the finest exhibitions of physical exercises Constitution ever given m this city and should be largely patronized.THECOimTS.
Sheldon Saloon-keeper Arrested
for Violating Law.
A GRAVE QUESTION.
Issue. Between ^ Congress and the President.
Authority to Recognize Other Governments.
.VUison Kndisill Omnted a Di voroc—Iten»s of Interest in anil About lh«>
George Babb, a Slieldon saloonkeeper, was arrested yesterday on a charge of having allowed persons in his saloon on Sunday and of selling liquor to them. The case is set for hearing l)efore Justice Bullerman next Monday.
other court notes.
Allison Rudisill was this morning granted a divorce from Sarah Rudisill by Jutlge Dawson. The plaintiff was given the custody of one child.
Jemima Buchet commences divorce» proceedings against Henry Buchet, alleging de.sertion and failure to provide. The (>ouple were married in 1 is90 and lived together until last August 10.
The .Tones-Earl com])any has commenced replevin proceedings and aska for damages against .1. W. Maag and William Boland. Demand, $100.
Invests It in the Kvecutive.
Mr. M(-Kin1«y Would Not Veto
i!e(o|;ni/ing Cuban Independence iiut Would Not Approve It.
GERMANY TOOK THE LEAD.
Gare First l^ledge to the Powers to Maintain Neutrality.
Berlin, April 10.—It is learned from an authentic source that Germany took the lead in pledging the continental power to maintain absolute neutrality in case of war between the [United States and Spain. The greatest resistence offered to Germany's proposals was from Franco and Austria, who ac-ciue.sced only with the proviso that Europe is to have something to say towards the end, or after, in .settling the peace conditions.
•A LONDON VIEW.
St, .lames Gazette Points Out the Weakness of Spain's Position.
LondOxV, April 16.—The St. .James Gazette this afternoon publishes an article headed, "An Anti-American Holy Alliance," during which it says :
"The reports of European interference (in the Cuba question) are distinctly the most interesting news this morning, most interesting because it now is clear nothing can prevent war except some such intervention. Tlie United States has gone too far to recede.
' 'America wants to fight and so far as we can see America will be going wrong, not through its statesmen, but through a sort of national hysteria. It is exasperating to those of us who wish peace and the end in Cuba of Spanish misrule, to see American passion throwing away what American statesmanship has won. There is, therefore, obviously, an opportunity for the forcible intervention of the powers, or some of them.
' 'The position of Great Britain in such an eventualty is a tlelicate one ; but from the point of view of France, Italy, Austria and Germany, it must be allowed that the plea made by Spain could hardly fall on deaf ears. Senor Sa gasta's indignation in regartl to the accusation now bluntly brought in ^ connection with the Maine, is perfectly justified, after the reticence observed by the responsible American government.
"Spain virtually threw up the sponge in ordering an armistice. If American interference goes further in its insulting attack upon the mere existence of European sovereignty over the island, a straight-waist coat would seem to be a very useful article of attire for the outside powers to provide for the country which wants tn bite off more than it can chew without any consideration for other people's interest.
"The notion that England must support America against Europe, whether America is right or wrong, is absolutely ludicrous. But if a new-holy alliance attempted to coerce America in reifpect to a matter in which our sympathies were with America, it would no doubt find Great Gritain a strong ally of the United States..
Kiots in Cadi/ Threaten tlie Am^ican Consulate.
Cadiz. Spain, April 16.—The students of the school of medicine, carrying a flag, attempted to make a manifestation here last evenitig; but the police interfered and arrested two of the students. As a result, the United States consulate has been placed under guard. ____
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Itevcnuc Measure is Practically Completed.
lîeer and Tolmcro Will lîear a T.arçe Sbare ofllu- iîurden—Stamp Ta\ »o he iievived.
Washington, April 16.—Members of the administrntion nre watching with much interest the progress of events at the capitol. No one, so far, has any clear idea of the exact character of the resolution which will ihially be adopted and sent to tlie president. Aside from the interest which naturally would be excited in the outcome of the debate ui)on resolutions of such grave import as those now pending before the two houses of congre.ss, there is additional interest caused by the fact that there :;ppears to lie a chance at least, that the resolution, as it comes from the conference committee may contain a clause recognizing the independence of the Cuban republic.
What action would be taken by the president in that event cannot be stated with any degree of certainty, but the indications are that the resolution might be returned to congress without executive approval or allowed to become a law ^\•ithout his signature. The right to recognize the independence of a new power, it is contended, under the constitution, is clearly an indefeasible right and the exclusive privilege of the executive. This prerogative, it is asserted, has never yet, in the history of the government, been waived or surrendered by the executive to the legislative branch of the government.
Attention is called in administration circles to the fact that in .January ls;7 congress passed two joint resolutions, one "relating to congratulations from the Argentine Republic,'' and the other ' 'relating to congratulations from the republic of Pretoria, South Africa" on the completion of our first centennial of national independence. Both of these resolutions were returned to congress by ['resident Grant without his approval. In his message returning these resolutions the president says :
"Sympathizing, as I do, in the spirit of courtesy and friendly recognition which has prompted the passage of these resolutions, 1 cannot escape the conviction that their adoption has inadvertently involved the exercise of a power which infringes upon the constitution a 1 rights of the executive.
commemoration of the anni vers of the birth of William Q, Jm yestertlay. With the assistance the members of the society a be tiful supper was served in tl rooms, in «Vordermark's hall, i o'clock last evening. To this snj about fifty invitations were tended, particularly to people i were known to be lacking in opj tunities for leisure or frequent p sures. Misses Ethel and Jessie 1 lor, Lee Cohen, Clara and H( O'Rourke, assisted in serving. > I. JN. Taylor, Mrs. C. F. Tay jVlrs. M. S. Mahurin and Mi-s. J Kuhns prepared the supper at rooms. An entertainment of mu recitations and short talks follow during the evening. Miss J Taylor, Miss Ethel Taylor and ^ Helen O'Rourke rendered songs ; recitations.
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.\ MeeiiPi; of the Board Will be Ilei.I ' AVcek to .ilake up llieTic Vef -•Muuicipal Nev» ».
Washington, April 16.-The republican members of the ways and means committee of the house have practically completed the i)repara-tion of the revenue measure which will be passed to raise revenue sufficient to provide for the war.
The members propose that the present generation shall bear the burdens of the war and proceeding upon that theory they have prepared a bill that will raise between 1100.000,000 or $120,000,000 additional revenue per annum.
The bill will provide for an additional tax of per barrel upon beer from which !í:!Ü,000,000 will be raised. On manufactured tobacco and snuff the internal revenue tax will be increased from 6 to 12 cents. This is expected to raise $15,000,000 of revenue. The increase on cigars and cigarettes has not been absolutely fixed, but probably will be on all classes. From this ¡í^."), OOo, 000 is expected. The proposition which the senate placed on the tariff bill, but which went out on conference to tax all stocks and transfers of corporations, is embotlied in the measure, together with nractically all the scheme of internal revenue taxation of the act of 1S66, which includes a stamp tax on all checks, drafts and all instruments of business—mortgages, loans and bonds ; a tax on patent and proiirietary medicines and a tax on telegraph messages and express packages is also incorporated in the bill. This scheme of taxation is estimated to raise $35,000,000.
The tax on proprietary and patent medicines will be 2 cents on ])ack-ages or bottles retailing at 25 cents or under, and 1 cents on thóse retailing above that price.
The tax on telegraph messages will be 1 cent on all messages which cost 25 cents or less, and 2 cents on all ajbove 25 cents. A duty of 10 cents per pound is placed upon tea and 3 cents per pound on coffee, with a countervailing internal revenue tax on stock on hand. This
latter will be in the form of a tax on An important question was sales of stock on hand to avoid the broached at yesterday afternoon's constitutional inhibi^on against a | session of the Evangelical Lutheran direct tax. Bottled waters are to be Missouri synod at Indianapolis. It
C'hairman Shambaugh and Se^ tary (irimme. of the democratic ( committee, certified the democr; candidates to thn board nf elecf commi.'isioners and today (^hairii Cla])]iain an<l Secretary Keegan tlie .-amo thing for the republic;) These will he rh»j only ])ar with canilidates in the lield at May election and the law requi that they must l>e filed fifteen d before election. The Ijoard of e tiou commissioners, coTn])o.sed City (;ierk IMonning, W. Br and Wilmer Lonard, will meet ea next week and prei-'are a ticket printing.
The board of public works ; City Engineer Kandali were out Swinney Park today making í veys for improvements to bt- ni in that l)eauty .s})ut this spri They located an entrance at .lef son street.
The baard of safety mot last e^v ing and approved the contracts the erection of the new eng houses.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS
"The constitution of the I nited States following the esta])lished usage of nations, has indicated the president as the agent to represent the national sovereignty in its intercourse with foreign powers. " '
In concluding his message President '.Trant said :
"As regards the resolution relating to the republic of Pretoria, i Ciinnot learn that any state or government of that name exists. "
In the event of the president allowing the resolution to become a j law without his signature, the opin-, ion is expressed in official circles i that the objectionable part would be inoperative because unlawful under the constitution.
The Middle I>i.strict May Be Divided.
A Committee lieporrs Adve.vely. Hut .\r-tion Was Deferred I'ntil Monday.
taxed similar to patent medicines.
For the pressing needs of the government the secretary of the treasury is given the general power to issue certificates of indebtedness payable in one year and not to exceed 3 per cent, interest. The secretary of the treasury is also
was the question of the advisability of dividing the middle district, which now consists of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, separating ()hio from the other two states. The issue was first raised by the pastoral conference of Fort Wayne. It is argued that separation would render it
authorized to borrow on the credit i less difficult to quarter and take
care of the visitors at each meeting. There are 412 dele-
of the government by popular subscription a loan of $500,000,000.
This loan is to be placed through gates at the present meeting and the postoftices of th§ country, the the withdrawal of Ohio would re-subtreasury and government de positories in low rate bonds which
are to be sold at par.
They are to be 3 per cent, interest and to be redeemable after five years at the option of the government and to be due in twenty years. The principal and interest are to be payable in coin.
The measure will be presented to the full committee probably on Monday and it will be brought into the house as soon as the war resolutions are signed by the president.
duce the number to 150, making that many less to be taken care of. It is urged also that the younger element would take more interest and that the missionary interests would profit.
The question,- after discus.sion, was referred to a committee composed of Rev. P. Gross, of Fort Wayne; tne Rev. C. Schümm, of Lafayette; the Rev. C. A. Frank, of Evansvüle; the Rev. Philip Schmidt, - of tfeyinour, and two lay delegates. The committee broughtin an adverse report, but
Kduard Beiiatny there are many friends of the plan
in the meeting, and action was deferred until Monday, when the points raised in favor of separation by the Fcrt Wayne conference will be disscnssed.
Denver, Cel., April Bellamy, the famous author, who came from from his home in Massa-' chusetts last fall in the hope of regain-; ing bia he«ltli>v is dying of consump-tionl He is very low and the end is believed to be near ___
Spring style Knox and Yonng Hats now ready.
Globs, A. K. Hurst & Co.
Miss Mamie Minsky, of street, is serionsly ill.
The Lotus Gronp of the children's department of the Universal Broth* erhood organizaticm celebrated the
Virginia E., three-years-and-months-old child of Mr. and .\ Ernest (4. Kampe, died -f dro this moring at the home of Mr ; Mrs. A. Holsworth, No. ^^ Wayne street. The funeral ^ take place Monday aftemne-i o'clock trom the house. Rev Sn uel Wagenlials officiating.
Word was received today of death at Van Wert, Ohio, of Khl' Shorl). Mr. Shorb had m. friends iti Fort Wayne who v.;il pained t(~> learn of his demi.=;e.
Mrs. Ora Bair reciuved word to< of the death ol her aunt. Mrs. Scattergood, of Oakdale, Cal. ; will be remembered by the ol settlers as Miss Francis Suttenfit daiigliter of the late Mrs. Suttenfield. Mrs. Bair wasa na; sake of Mrs. Scattergood.
A telegram received fnnn J. Cromwell announces the deatl Mi.ss White at Chicago. Decea was a sister of Mrs. Cromwell. ' remains will be brought to 1 Wayne this evening and taker the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cr well.
Catharine, five-months-old c j and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crall. ( of convulsions this morning, the home of the parents, No. East JelVerson street.
THE WEEK S DEATHS.
The following is a list of deaths reported by the undertal of the city for the week ent April 16 :
Frances Eme, '<5 years old, age.
Child of Ed Horsier, 1 (hiy exhaustion.
Lorence Armbruster, 60 years heart and kidney trouble.
Marion Hartman, years tumor.
Mary Close, 42 years old, ma
Francis Gaulman, 75 years lung fever.
Catherine Crall, 5 months convulsions.
Virginia E. Kampe, 3% years dropsy.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Lv and W. Baade have gone to their brother, Henry Baade, of gan's Ferry, Pa.
Herman Tresler, a former Wayne contractbr, who reside Williamsport, was in the city t< and reported that his wife was ill.
The Till family will be in the over the Sabbath. Miss Mil will sing at the services at Grace Reformetl church tomoi evening.
Jacob Gablo^ the. well-kn ilairyman, living on the Piqna i was pleasantly sni'pri^ last e ing, the oecftsion being his fifty-s birthday anniversay. There w large gathering ofJl^ia friends« made him a n^^r, of vali presents. A.snpper serve midnigiit. Wibiere merrymaking H ^^ ^ when the jgnesfas dqiart^ Mr. Gable many more bappy ] of life.