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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1890, Olean, New York The Olean Democrat I I i W I I'M WWI-I Mku am ORATIONS WITH CANADA. TESTIMONY TAKEN BEFORE THE SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE. ire :ior Minjoct to tne operations or the iii' i '.He commerce law. A {treat- many evils of which complain, are STATK-UKVT BY CEX. N. A. MILES. He Believes that the Hailivuy System of British Columbia Could be Occupied by American Troo'ss Ten the Coast Defenses of San I'rjiucisco :md Portland, Ore. Annexa- tion Discussed. WASHINGTON-, July Mr. Hoar, chair- man of th-i senate committee on relations with Cc-n.-d-i, presented TO the senate yes- terday the testimony which has been taken by that committee. This testimony was not accompanied by a report. It is un- derstood tin, r the committee will make a report of its conclusions at a later" period after additional testimony shall have been taken at Buffalo. Detroit and other points. The testimony already taken comprises some 1.200 printed pages. It consists of testimony of the military men, railroad officials, prominent business men of the United States and Canada; men engaged in the fishing industry along the northern boundary of the United States and Canada. Gen. Miles' Testimony. The testimony covers all the points of vital interest as to the relations between the United States and the dependency of Great Britain in North America. The first witness examined was Gen. N. A. Miles, in command of the Pacific coast. Gen. Miles, commenting upon the defense- bss condition of the United States on the northwestern border, says: "I would simply say that the informa- tion that I have was gathered for myself and for the higher oincers of the govern- ment and was regarded as confidential, but in stating to you as a body of repre- sentatives of the legislative branch of the government, I should feel it my duty to lay before you any facts that I have, and of course will consider myself relieved from any respcnsibity as to secrecy after that. I will state what is well known in regard to Canada. Easy Access to British Columbia. "I believe that the railway system of British Columbia could be occupied by American troops in ten days; in other words that the principal part of British Columbia could be occupied by American not, however, through That is on the island of Van Couver occu- pied by British forces, a place where the British government has expended millions in building dry docks, navy yards, and made some surveys for fortifications. They have there at this time a fleet of war ships under the command of a British i admiral. Portland, Ore., Has Kx> Coast Defense. "I think it is fair to say, what every in- telligent man must know, that during that ten days the British fleet could de- stroy every town and city on Puget sound, destroy our railroad system there and oc- cupy our outlets for that northwestern country. They could also send ships up the Columbia river and destroy the city of Portland and that railroad system. There is not a gun or au earthwork on Pugec sound nor a sin-le artillery soldier. There are a few obsolete guns at the mouth of the Columbia fit Fort Canby, but that is not now occupied by troops. That is the condition of affairs north of the harbor of San Francisco. Xot a Gun in Position. "South of the harbor of San Francisco there is not a gun in position, a round of Jinimuairioa. or a single nriiilcry soldier to defend the harbors and citie.N of San Santa Barbara and San Pedro, the terminus of one of the railroads, and from these a small force could de- stroy tiie railroad system in Southern California.'' The is a concluding sentence i board of officers ap- the conditions of r'rancisco and the en- Gate. ve character of the 'vmc'nts upon and in V of the report of poinrcii o. S.> trance tu t r.? "From the carriages and oiiij' which the existing armament of this har- bor is mounted, it is not to fire a single pun with a charge: nor could this state of affairs be remedied in the coarse of a British I'orfificaiion at The report contains an of the British fortification at Esquimauit. where it is reported that Great Britain is now concentrating war vessels with a view to possible contingencies in B'-hrinir --ea. A great number of witnesses in all its relations the question of subsidies to steamers from the Pacific coast to China, notably the line-; which have dized by Britain in conncr'ion with the Canada Pacific railroad and which from China t-o T.m-rr-ool over the Canada Pacific. The policy and effect of the C.-inada Pacific railroa-1 upon the Slater i a-rresreil, charged v. of cUatli" of Auuij Goodwin, and fcel 3 >r examination. Harri-'uu was a imittc-'i bail in the sum of and Fannie Shaw went held without THE WORK OF CONGRESS. The Home the Original Package July house yes- terday agreed to the house original pack- ag? document, a substitute for the senate 113; 97. A motion to re- coiiMdpr was tabled. The as amended was i hen 170; r-ys. 38. Tli" hj'nk-rui'tey bill was then taken up. Mr. Taylor of Ohio opened the debate with a speech iu favor of the bill. It could not be denied, he said, that a bankruptcy bill which would operate with celerity and cheapness world be for trt-neral good. He thought that the "voluntary bank- ruptcy bill'' framed by the minority was favorable to creditors only and was not mutual. Mr. Wallace of Xew York thought the bill was framed in the interest of business integrity and commercial fair dealing. Mr. Culberson of Texas thought the bill did not differ materially from the Lowell bill of a former congress or from the act of against which public sentiment be- came so strong that it was repealed. He said that no bill had been so seriously tried as this. It was prepared by the asso- ciated grocers of St. Louis. He could not explain the anxiety of the moneyed in- terest to have it passed. It might be that the convention which indorsed the bill thought it necessary to provide a wrecking train to pick up the debris of the fortunes which would be scattered throughout the country when the tariff bill, the silver bill and the election bill were enforced. Mr. Wheeler cf Alabama said that he supposed the bill would be passed because the speaker had ordered it passed; but it bristled with as the election bill. Mr. Buchanan of Xew Jersey said that as a member of the judiciary committee he wanted to say that he did not know to-day whether the speaker was in favor of this measure or not. He said that he was getting tired of insinuations such as had been made by the gentleman from Alabama. Continuing, Mr. Buchanan supported the measure, which he said, was favored by the people of the country. The committee believed that the bill was an improvement over the old law and would result in increased efficiency and reduced cost. Mr. Kelley of Kansas inquired whether under the provisions of the bill lawyers only could be appointed referees. Mr. Buchanan made an affirmative re- sponse. _ Mr. Kelley suggested that it was not right to discriminate against farmers, and he was one himself ,and business men who were not members of the bar. Mr. Buchanan (speaking, he said, from personal experience) gave as his opinion that the worst thing that could befall a farmer was to quit farming and practice law. But the fact was that the referees had judicial functions to perform. Mr. Kelley suggested that all who were qualified to make the law (and who might be president of the United States) were competent to execute the law without be- ing lawyers. Mr. Gates of Alabama opposed the bill at the same time frankly admitting that it was one of the best and most carefully considered bankruptcy measures ever brought before But the act of 1867had been so complete- ly debauched and in the South and so much fraud and perjury had been committed under it that the very word had become a stench in the nostrils o; honest men in that sec- tion. Mr. Boatner of Louisiana and Mr. Hayes of Iowa gave a modified support to the bill, advocating the general tenor of the measure, but suggesting certain changes. Pending further debate the house, at p. m., adjourned. ANXKXATIOX POSSIBLE UNLESS ENGLAND REDRESSES THE WRONGS IN NEWFOUNDLAND. JN'.JEKVIKIVED He IJeclMns That England Has IJeeii Shamefully UcniisH in to Pro- tecting the Ili-hts of Her Subjects in Newfoundland Sir John Lubhork Elected of the London County Cattle for Scotland. DISASTROUS POWDER Several Persons Ji'.ly an interview yes- terday the Newfoundland premier, Sir William Whiteway. stated that the dele- gates recently arriving from that province were not authorized to represent the peo- ple. They belonged to a minor party a'id their views could not be taken as fairly reflecting of the people at The premier declared England h id been shamefully remiss in regard to pro- tecting the rights of her Newfoundland subjects. There could hardly be a doubt that looking at the matter from a purely material standpoint Newfoundland would consult her own interests if she should join the United States. He hoped that annexation would never take place, but such an event wns certairyly possible un- less Enslar.d failed to redress the wrong.- of the Newfoundlanders, who had hith- erto been among the most loyal of the colonists. tiord Roseljerry's Successor. The election of Sir John Lubbock as chairman of the London county council is an unmistakable set-back for the pro- gressive element in that body. Sir John is a much less Liberal thinker than his predecessor, Lord Roseberry, who recently resigned the chairmanship. The council has done some good work, but on the whole has not. thus far, realized the ex- pectations of those who had placed gre.-'t hope in the new agency of local govern- ment. Instead of its powers being dan- gerously great, as was at first feared by the more conservative politicians, it has become evident that the council is too hampered by limitations in certain direc- tions to enforce the reforms which it pro- poses and would fain The pro- gressive element will endeavor at the next, parliament to secure an enlargement of the council's authority in the respects where it has been found deficient. Canadian Cattle for Scotland. Large cargoes of Canadian cattle are arriving in Scotland and a still greater influx is expected next month, charters having been taken for the bringing of sev- eral thousand during August. Xaval Harbor to be Constructed. Russia has completed arrangements for the immediate construction of a great naval harbor at Libau on the Baltic and the considerable enlargement of the forti- fications there. Several military railway lines will also be built, connecting Libau with the principal interior cities, and making it possible to throw a large force into mobilization through these strate- getic facilities. To Follow the Grenadier Guards. A troop ship will call at Portsmouth to- day for the purpose of taking on board the families of the exiled Grenadier Guards. who are to follow the men to Bermuda. Preparing for the Kaiser's Visit. The Emperor of Germany is expected at Cowes on the 3d or 4th of August and in St. Petersburg, on his visit to the czar, about the 10th of August. Grand prepa- rations are being made in Russia for his reception. Jiadl.r Injured and Fatally. Ind., July A terrific ex- plosion of powder occurred at lied Key, this county, Monday afternoon. comnlstely demolishing Carroll Horn's grocery and injuring nine persons. The injured are: Joseph Carroll, hand torn off and skin all burned off from his waist np; Daniel Welt, bank clerk, seriously, but not fatally cut about threat; Harry Manor, editor Red Key wrist out; James Blakely aod one Li berry, slightly cut. In front of the buildinu- were John Tay- lor, Cornelius Watson. Matthevr Atkius and John Lake, who were slightly injured bjr flying glass. The explosion was caused by Maudr lighting a "devil's which threw sparks into a can containing fourteen pounds of powder. Carroll cannot live. HORRIBLE ACCIDENT. A Man Caught in a Flood of Iron and Burned to Death. MILWAI-KEF, July View was shaken shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday morning by an explosion of such terrific force that the people of that suburb jumped from their beds, believing their home to be rocked by an earthquake. The concussion was duetto an explosion re- sulting from a leakage of molten iron from blast furnace No. 4. There were a large number of mea working around the furnace, but only one, Joseph Lewis, was hurt. He was caught by the flood of molten iron and burned until the flesh dropped from his bones. There is little hope of his recov- ery. The damage to the furnace is con- siderable. BEATING A CHILD I ilium an TO DEATH. by Treatment of a Baby 1'amily of Monsters. OSKALOOSA, la.. Julv family of Arthur Wood. consis.Iaj of his wife and four step-daughters are under arrest for the murder of his 3-year-old child by beat- ing her to death. A year ago Webb married Mrs. Joseph Ansle, and it appears that she and her children have been in the habit of beating this child inhumanly for some time. Not a long time since Annie Ansle was arrested and fined for assault and battery on the child. Saturday night the little one was severely beaten again by the fam- ily, and Monday it died of the injuries in- flicted. An inquest will be held. The American Consul General No ?.Jnrc. CAIRO, July Eugerie S -I.nyler, the American consul general. day. He was born iu Ii 1S40, and graduated from 1S59, and Columbia law tch was consul at Moscow in tary of legation at St. in ISO. He became n proficient iu tli- l.-mcuajte and marie JalSTHa j. in Russian TiTrkisUin. Khokan an.: L the hi work i; at Cairo yrster- N. Y.. in i'l Ea-tboinxl Freight CHICAGO. July e several nianager.s which has iwen in. i finding a to rates from the r.vi Problem. >iii; coi.snl .nt :1 at Hnme. In l.e was consul sreiu-ral of .-.t In 1S7S he was in representative of iN'iimaiiia. He i.y T'resitient Han-is lie beloved bj f, fortune to m. for found c-f i bringing about an 75i pet inn broke up .liunrs i they IT start'- imiree wiil meet again tins o'clock. Two I ;r, to Cairo 3i s rJeath in this count rv. r-rrV-o jy -.v'ho had .T-'juaint- 1 lx> dcplorwl by H. IndnMry on triv( Salmon The i iion as i r> iho vnlmon ri riii "-i-t an-] t i tli" northern T western si The t. j contribution T wth 1he l.kclv t b-> fo'ind of KV-.' The v.-rv irnr the from ltn4.T. i ly v- terrible Main M c S, aii'5 t; a4 11 is Thur-il: the o-iv TV-- "T llll' ;nn i ;r> ;imi IX THE SENATE. WASHINGTON-, July theconclusion of the morning business yesterday the senate on motion of Mr. Dnwes took up the Indian appropriation bill. Amendments were adopted inserting an item for for the Creek Indians under the article of the treaty of of their own funds in the treas- uryl: inserting an item of for the Miami-; of Kansas, being all the money now he-Id for them by the United States. A paragraph having been reached in r.-u-ard in removal of the nor: iier-i band of Cheyenne-; to a permanent settlement together upon one of the re-crva- tions in >outh Dakota. Wyoming >r Mon- tana, a motion was made by Mr. IMiL're'v to strike out South Dakota. i that there were already in that s'ate. and that no more were wanted there. After the names of thrw st.-itt-s struck out and the par-igravh changed so as to make the f re-i i "for the removal of said northrrn Indians to a pf-rm.v: :i' wttle- upon any of the Among the otij' Sergt. Bates Wins the Oueen's Prize. LONDON. July Ths score by which Pergt. Bates of the First Warwickshire Volunters won nut-en's prize at Bis- ley yesterday was 27X. Prizes were al-o won in the ronre-.r by the following Cana- dians: -S Dissipation Ends in Murder. RUSHVILLE, Ills., July Denny, George Balderback, Jennie Barnaby and Mrs- Wilson spent Sunday in Beardstown, returning in the night loaded with bad whisky. Mrs. Wilson was found on the sidewalk near her home ilonday morning with four bullets in her head. She is sap- posed to have died instantly, as there were no signs that a struggle had taken place. James Denny was taken home with a bul- let hole in his body that may prove fatal. Denny and Balderback claim that Mrs. Wilson's husband did the shooting. Caught in the Flood. TUCSON, Ariz., July cloud burst yesterday in the foothills of Santa Reta mountains covered an area of one mile square. The water rushed down the canon in drowning a number of cattle and horses. A number of deer, bears and wolves were caught in the flow. The Scho- feldt branch was completely stripped of rrcpe, orchards and houses. A large freight train was caught in the flow and end carried a mile. No lives were lost. dians: Lieut. .-Siritli. Capt. Bishop, 256: Quarrerniaster Ogg, 340; Sergt Hall Relations Between France and Germany. LOXDOX. July an instance of the I improved relations Germany and j France, it is stated ;h-it r. French commo- dore was recently to inspect the fortifications at Kiel, and was verv cor- I dially received. I To tJie Spanish Garrison. I battalion of troops i hn- or to sail at once to re- cnfon il-.e carrion at Melilla winch i- by Ara'is. For Son-ire in the Conpo Slate. ins KO ricki-d the C ..-r.-o i c-.f free str.te. r-' Crops Almost Ruined. KAKSAS CITY, July Star says: Sunday was the hottest day of the year in the greater portion of the state of Kansas and the heat did still further damage to the corn crop. A most conservative mate cannot now place the probable yield at half what was raised last year. In many sections the most favorable weather from now on cannot make one fourth of a crop. Over tTie Fair. Cini-Aco. July much wrang- ling all of the city council to aid tbe world's fair was referred to a com- mittee nf aldermen, to confer with a committee r.f the director1- of the fair and report jo-fiijihT. postponement wa? the cf f'tpn-ition i-. the conditions j-y (lirvc'ors for the use of the lake fr his Thft ri i'T- 'oik. ta t.-) r 4..VM tow n ri r- .3-4 MEWSPAPEJRl ;