The Weekly Times-Journal. (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, February 14, 1902 Page: 2 of 8
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Echoes of conflict VMth Spain Monpolize
Attention of Congress.
CUBAN PROBLEM BIGGEST
Most Important for Immediate Action, Philip
plnee Lead In Politics.
■WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 11.—
Echoes of the Spanish-American war
■till All the all-. One of the most re
markable features of the day's news
at this capital Is the large number of
questions growing out of the late un-
pleasantness with Spain which now de-
mand more or l 'ss attention ut the
hands of our public men. To-day we
havo former Senator Chandler attack-
ing our former minister to Spain, Gen-
eral Woodford, for his management of
the diplomat-\ of the critical period
Just before the outbreak of hostilities,
and General Woodford preparing a for-
mal reply in self-defense We have the
nations of Europe disputing us to
which was the greatest and best friend
Of the United States when Spain wm
trying to secure a European coalition
against this country. We have th< !
Philippine question up In practical J
form as a tariff bill, and In n sentlmen
tal way the future of that archipelago
is supposed to he the one great Issu
between political parties in this coun-
try. Cuban annexation is suggested by
resolutions Introduced in th<
Mr. Newlands, and annexation Is like-
ly to come very soon to the front
burning question. A constitutional
amendment prohibiting the formation
of states out of any territory not contl
guous to the United States proper Is
proffered by a well-known Republican
Senator. Cuba's commercial relations
with the United States from the subject
of the liveliest agitation before Con-
gress ut this session, with annexation
always in the background as a possibil-
ity. An If all this were not enough In
the way of war echoes. President
Roosevelt Is now struggling with the
delicate question presented to him by
Admiral Schley's appeal for a review
of the verdict on his conduct in the
war with Spain, and Admiral Sampson,
upon the eve of retirement, is to receive
a special word of praise from his offi-
The most Important of all these
echoes of the late war. Judged by prac-
tical considerations of Immediate ac-
tion, Is of course the one which relates
to Cuba. It Is not to be denied that
there Is a strong annexation sentiment
In the country and In Congress, but it
is extremely doubtful if Cuba will be
• taken In as an integral part of the
United States, even if she asks for such
Incorporation. One of the surprises of
the lost few weeks has been the evi-
dence accumulating here that Cuba Is
ready for annexation, and that If they
cannot get unlimited annexation the
people of that Island are willing to
come In as a territory or as a "proper-
ty," and trust to the future for the re-
move' of tariff barriers, which is the
great object they have In view. There
seems to b) no reason to doubt that
Cuba Is largely in the hands of the men
of property and substance, who long for
the security of American rule, as well
as for the commercial advantages of
annexation, and that the old crowd of
"free Cuba" men, of whom so much
has been heard, are becoming of less
and less imports ice.
Men who are thoroughly familiar
with the situation in Cuba predict that
even if Congress grants the proposed
reduction of duties on sugar, as it Is
now pretty certain to do, It will not be
a year before the annexation proposi-
tion is revived in practical form.
According to the best opinion here,
Cuba cannot secure unlimited annexa-
tion. That Is to say, she cannot be in-
corporated and be started on the road
to statehood. It may not be generally
known, but there is a very strong party
of conservative men in Congress who
have tried to so manage tbe relations
between the United States and Cuba as
to stave off the threatened annexation.
Their reason is that they do not want
to see the character of th* American
nation changed In any way by the ad-
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partisan. I am ns strong a protection-
ist now as ever, but I believe that pro-
per and reasonable tariff concessions
i nn be made on Cuban products in re-
turn for Cuban tariff concessions on
American products, which would great-
ly benefit the trade of both countries
nd not appreciably injure any Amcrl-
I think the cause of protection is
being wounded now In the House of Its
I professed friends, and that the free
trader cannot Injure the cause of pro-
tection as much as protectionists who
I Insist upon unreasonable and unneces-
sary customs duties."
Former Senator Chandler's attack oi
General Woodford serves to 'bring ou
an interesting statement from an off I
clal who was close In the confidence of
President McKlnley four years ago:
"General Woodford had the support
of President McKlnley In all his efforts
to secure a solution of the Cuban prob-
lem without war. What Chandler crit-
icises Woodford for was In reality Pres-
ident McKlnley'■ own policy, though
naturally he had to depend for details
largely on his mlnltter to Spain. But
this much Is true, as I know of my own
knowledje: President McKlnley al-
ways believed that but for the destruc-
tion of the Maine In Havana harbor he
would have been able to secure virtual
liberty for Cuba without hostilities. In
the end Spain would have given Cuba
self-government, which could have been
rapidly ripened into absolute Independ-
ence under American protection. But
when the Maine was destroyed all the
men who weer aiding the President in
this great task of preserving the j.„ace
threw up their hands, recognizing the
uselesHness of further effort. Mr. Mc-
Klnley himself was the last to surren-
In regard to the statement made by
the Kreuz Zeltung of Berlin yesterday,
and alleged to have been confirmed by
the German foreign office, to the effect
that on April 14, 1898, England proposed
to the European powers, through her
ambassador at Washington, Lord
Pauncefote, that a new note should be
presented to the United States declar-
ing that Europe regarded America's
proposed armed Intervention In Cuba
as unjustifiable, an official of the
American government who was In po-
sition to know all the facts toduy, said:
"The statement Is not true. Lord
Paun efote did nothing of the sort. The
version given by the Berlin newspaper
Is directly contrary to the facts* The
minister from Austria-Hungary propos-
ed such a not \ and Lord Pauncefote,
as dean of the diplomatic corps at this
•apltal, refused to have anything what-
ever to do with It unless It were modifi-
ed Into a wholly harmless and wellnlgh
meaningless form. Further, I believe
that among President McKinley's priv-
ate papers, which Mr. Cortelyou Is now
collating for publication, will be found
the proof of this assertion."
Senator Cullom is making valiant ef-
forts to get the reciprocity treaties ne-
gotiated by the Mclvinley administra-
tion up for consideration in the Senate.
He may be able to have them discussed,
because, as the cliulrman of the com-
mittee on foreign relations, he can at
any time move an executive session for
that purpose. But it Is well settled that
annot be ratified. Leaving out
of the question the much-discussed
probl m as to whether or not they
would still b«> constitutional and
whether or not the Senate can regulate
to mtka pabHe hi* conctiMtora. In hut.
the President has barely begun the task
of writing his opinion, and it will prob-
ably be n week or ten days before he
has finished It. There Is no doubt that
the President now knows whut he
wants to say, and that his mind is made
up as to the merits of the case. It was
tated several days ago in these dis-
patches, upon the best of authority,
that the President had been unable to
discover any reason why Admiral Sch-
ley should have a rehearing or why th««
rdlct of the court of Inquiry should
not stand precisely as It was rendere
The Judgment of the President, there-
fore, will be adverse to Admiral Schley
and will uphold the verdict of the court.
But the precise scope of the President's
review, to what extent he will enter
In^o a discussion of the various phases
of the case and the exact nature of his
findings upon each one of them, is of
course pure guesswork. In some par-
ticulars the President himself has not
yet decided whether or not it is advlsa-
to enter upon a review In detail. All
that Is known Is that he has found no
sufficient reason for reversing the ver-
dict of the court, and this was known
some time ago.
Admiral Sampson will retire from the
navy next Sunday, after forty-one
years of active service. It is under-
stood that on Saturday Secretary Long,
with the approval of President Roose-
velt, will Issue a general order announc-
ing the retirement of Admiral Sampson
and paying tribute to the services of
hat officer, especially during the Span-
ish-American war, when he commanded
the North Atlantic station, comprising
vessels, said to be the greatest and
most powerful fleet ever assembled by
ny nation In the world for hostile pur-
poses. The pathos of It is that Admiral
Sampson Is a mental wreck, unable to
recognize his friends, though still
physically able to take occasional walks
and to go through the forms of normal
life. On Saturday Admiral Schley will
return to Washington from his tri-
umphal tour of the West and South.
THERE IS HOPES FOR CUBA.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 10.—
Peace, or something like It, once more
reigns among the majority In the lower
branch of Congress. The Republican
leaders succeeded In closing the breach
In their ranks.
Speaker Henderson and his lieuten-
ants have secured the assent of a ma-
jority of the Republican representa-
tives to the first part of their program,
which Is no tariff revision amendments
to be put on the war tax reduction
bill. Next week, therefore, the war tax
bill will be taken up for consideration,
and as a precautionary measure a rule
will be adopted by which the majority
party declares no revision amendments
shall be considered.
It Is admitted that this expedient
only postpones and does not settle the
question of revision. The advocates of
the Babcock bill are promised that
their plea shall be taken up In caucus
later on. It Is always within the power
of a majority of the Republican mem-
bers to call a caucus, and any orders
adopted by such caucus are usually
onsldered binding upon the speaker
and the controlling organization of the
House. Mr. Babcock, Mr. Tawney and
other western Republicans who favor
revision of a moderate sort declare
that they have enough votes to call
and to carry a caucus, and that before
the session is over moderate tariff re-
Natrually everyone pricked up his
• ars, as reprimand, from the White
House are a fav.rite subjert 6f Wash-
ington gossip. But In a couple of hours
the sensation was all spoiled. Secre-
tary Root went over to the White
House and had a talk with the Presi-
dent and found the temperature there
quite normal and no storm signals fly-
ing. Then Secretary Root issued a
statement that General Wood ha* ask-
♦*d consent to present arguments In
Cuba's behalf to members of Congress
and that everything he had done was
known and approved by the President
and the Secretary of War. It also
turned out that the only senators who
had complained because of Governor
Wood's letters were a few who strenu-
ously oppose concessions to Cuba.
Inasmuch as the proper committees
of Congress would be very glad If Gov-
ernor Wood could spare the time to
come to Washington to give them In-
formation, it requires a great strain
of the Imagination to perceive where-
in there is anything so very heinous In
his presenting his views by mall In-
stead of by word of mouth.
Late yesteray afternoon there was a
violent collision in the room of the Sen-
ate committee on lnteroceanlc canals.
Senators Morgan and Hanna came to-
other on u e same track. Chairman
Morgan has been holding morning ses-
sions and afternoon sessions o fhls
committee for the purpose of listening
to the testimony of thlck-and-thln ad-
vocates of the Nicaragua route. Sena-
tor Hanna bus not been abl<- to attend
all these sessions, and yesterduy com-
plained that meetings were h -11 both
morning and afternoon. Mr. Morgan
remarked that Mr. Hanna was the only
one who had objected. The Ohio sen-
ator sal I he objected because he want-
ed to attend, but had other committee
meetings, and could not be in two
places at once.
"Well, you have been trying your
best for two years to delay this bill,"
said Chairman M< rgan.
"Needlessly?" asked Mr. Hanna.
"Yes, needlessly, and with a view to
securing Indefinite delay of the whole
subject," replied the sturdy champion
"That Is not true, senator," rejoined
"I say It Is true," retorted Mr. Mor-
gan, hotly, "and what's more, when we
get this bill before the Senate I will
rise and say so In public."
"If you do," came qulc'c as a flash
from the Ohio man, "I will rise and tell
the Senate it is a blanked lie."
"Do you say It is a He here and
now?" shouted the chairman, his face
white with rage.
"I do. It is a He. And that's not
all. You have Leen pettifogging this
case long enough. You have been mis-
representing other men, and misstating
the facts, and b- wbeatlng and Insult-
ing people, and I, for one, am tired
At this Juncture other members of
the committee interposed in behalf of
peace, and there was no blood shed.
Senators and representatives from
Maine are facing a new problem grow-
ing out of the canal agitation. One of
the Industries of their state is the
building of large sailing ships, such
as Ave or six masted schooners, big
enough to compete with steamers in
the deep-sea carrying trade. Men in-
terested In the building and sailing of
these ships do not like the idea of hav-
ing an isthmian canal dug. Sailing
vision will become established and re-
gular Republican polity. This confl- I sblps cannot afford to pass through the
dence on their part Is not shared by 1 canal, because of the cost of towing,
commerce with foreign countries wlth-
mlsslon as states of communities which i ou^ the assent of the House of Repre-
are of allen blood and which can never sentatlnves, the future of the Kasson
be thoroughly assimilated or American-
ized. This feeling had much to do
with the adoption of the Piatt amend-
ment by the last Congress. it is one
of tiie obstai les in the *1
of the Philippine probl
treaties is a hopeless one. A strong
party in tho S aate Is determined that
they shall not ratified, and this
party, led by Senator Aldrlch, is almost
y of a solution I Invariably able to carry Its plans, espe-
n, making the cially its negative ones, into effect. For
Republican party reluctant to declare a|u e present the reciprocity policy which
definite policy regarding the future of |the late President so eloquently advo-
that archipelago. Such men as Piatt cated ,n h,s la8t speech is as dead as
of Connecticut and Spooner of Wlscon-j ^U^U8 Caesar.
sin are d termlned that none of the ter- true that President Roose-
rltory that came to us through the v*l* has completed his review of the
Spanish-American war shall be started Schley case and that he Is about ready
on the road that 1 ads to statehood, and j
Senator Spooner is preparing an
amendment to the Constitution, which
he will probably soon Introduce, pre-
venting any over-sea territory from
!ver becoming a state of the American
mlon. lie does not expect aid In direct- J
Ing public discussion nnd opinion along |
If tbe Cubans ask for annexation, J
therefore, they will be met by two op-
posing forces. First will be the protect-
ed Interests which ore now fighting any
concession to Cuba, and they will be
Joined by the conservatives, who are
advocating concessions to Cuba because |
they hope thereby to avert annexation. |
In the face of the opposition of two j
such mighty forces as these unlimited
annexation or any promise of It, such J
as is proposed by Mr. Newlands, would
probably bo Impossible. Limited an-!
nexatlon, or bringlt.g In Cuba as con-
stitutional territory to be governed by
Congress as Porto Rico and the Philip-
pines are governed, with power to levy
tariff without regard to the rule of uni-
formity, might be achieved. though
even as to this there is at this time no
little doub*. Our friends in Europe.
who have always believed the United
Btates ousted Spain from Cuba because
the Americans coveted that fair and
rich piece of earth, will doubtless be a
good deal surprised to learn that the
people of Cuba might ask for annexa-
tion to the United States on their bend-
ed knees and still be denied.
There has been one striking develop-
ment In the agitation concerning Cuba's
tariff. This is a declaration by Sena-
tor Piatt, chairman of the Cuban com-
mittee of the Senate, that the high pro-
tectionists are overplaying their hand
In their opposition to Cuba and doing
more harm to the protection cause than
all the free traders. This is but on
echo of a similar stntement which Mr.
Piatt made some weeks ago. Ills pree
ent word of warning has attracted a
great deal of attention, owing to the
pressure of the Cuban question at both
ends of the capltol. Suid Senator
"1 am a protectionist and have been
Ot the Sun throws a d«rk shadow on
the earth. So it is With thr human body
when dims* shuts out the light of health
Is an antidote for all diseases whkh attack
the Kidneys, Liver, Stomach or Dowela.
It drives out constipated conditions, restores
funcUonal activity an&icgularity,
Strong Nerves and
People who have used It
main reliance for keeping thi
«y it Is their
•OLD AT DRUGGISTS,
rut. MOTSArt llmnkMl"!
other members, but it Is apparent that
the question is one which must be
fought out later on. All that the speak-
er und his lieutenants have gained so
far is a tacit agreement that it shall be
fought out within the party lines.
Strong arguments were used to whip
the protesting Republicans Into line. It
was pointed out to them that if they
Insisted upon offering the Babcock or
other revision bills on the floor the
House would enter upon tariff revision
under Democratic leadership. This
pinoo uojsjAaj osnuoaq enJi eq pinoM
be carried only by a division of the Re-
publican strength, the smaller part
uniting with the Democrats, and thus
affecting legislation. When the matter
was put in this way the good party
men on the Republican side said they
did not wish to carry out any policy
under Democratic leadership in a Re-
publican House, and the struggle was
over, for a time at least.
The Democratic leaders, If such they
can be called, are therefore not as hap-
py today as the> were yesterday. They
had been fondly reckoning upon a split
In the ranks of their opponents, and
they were anticipating all sorts of fun
when they got into close quarters on
the floor, with a formidable Insurgent
party from the opposition Joining with
them In the manufacture of campaign
material. But once more the Republi-
can column has closed up, and will
fluht out its battles within its own
The probabilities are that the House
will not undertake even a Un ited revis-
ion of the tariff schedules. Every one
knows It would be a waste of time, un-
less Its value for campaign purposes
be taken Into account, because the
Senate will never consent to even the
slightest revision at this session.
Cuba's prospects are now very bright.
It Is admitted on all sides that in a
struggle for the mastery between Pres-
ident Roosevelt on one side and the
spaker of the Houso and his organiza-
tion on the other, the former was sure
to come out first best.
little concealment of the fact that the
and would therefore, it Is claimed, be
driven off to sea. Therefore they ask
their representatives in Congress to see
to it that no canal is dug.
The sailing ship men say they could
not use the Nicaragua canal at all on
account of its great length and the
large number of shary curves, which
would make it virtually impossible to
tow a ship through the channel with
safety. The Panama Canal, which is
much shorter and straighter, they
might possibly use under favorable
conditions, but tney much prefer to
have no canal at all.
There will be one, .Just the same.
Sentiment In the Senate is rapidly
crystalizlng In favor of the Spooner
bill. On Friday the Senate committee
will hear President Walker and some
of his colleagues of the isthmian canal
Tried to the uUnost Is the patience
of Senators Hanna and Frye. They
have been waiting day after day for a
chance to bring forward their shipping
subsidy bill, which they are going to
make a desperate effort to pass at this
session. Wishing to know whftt are
the purposes of a conclusion of the de-
bate on the Philippine tariff bill, now
the regular order, Mr. Frye approached
the Democratic leaders today and ask-
ed how 800 nthey should be ready for
"Not fof four weeks at least, and It I
may be six," was the discouraging re- j
Governor Taft nas surprised all the !
senators who uave met him at the com- i
mlttee hearings. He is one of the best j
witnesses that ever appeared before a I
committee of Congress. He has not I
actually succeeded in convincing the j
Democratic senutors that American i
rule In the Philippines Is a thing of
beauty and a Joy forever, but he has I
come very near It. He Is by long odds I
the best spokesman the "Imperial" side i
of the question has been able to bring
t othe front.
Senators are also surprised at the i
There Is now state of Governor Taft's health. They
' had feared to find him a broken and '
managers of the House Intend to "do prematurely old man, another victim
something for Cuba." It is only
question of the method. President
Roosevelt tells the men from Congress
that he does not care what method Is
employed so the <"uban people gain the
relief of which they stand In sore need.
Some one has figured out that a re-
duction of 27 per cent In the existing
duty will give the Cubans a fair chance
In the American market without doing
any damage to speak of to home indus-
tries. The talk among the leaders
ranges all the way from 20 to SO per
cent. The chief point is the moral cer-
tainty that something will be done, and
that President Roosevelt Is to win out
In his first contest with the leaders of
the legislative branch. "Every consid-
eration of honor" is not to be a barren
At both ends of the capital the plan
proposed by Senator Spooner la gaining
favor. This is to charge full duty on
Cuban sugar, but to cover a percentage
Into the Cuban treasury, thus enabling
the Cuban government to pay an ex-
port bounty to Its planters. In this
way It Is believed th^ concession can be
j got nto the i nkets of the people who
| need It. If a direct cut Is made In the
tariff rate the fear is generally expres-
sed that the sugar trust In New York
will gobble up nine-tenths of It.
j A distinct but short-lived sensation
. was produced by a Washington paper
I this morning. It declared that because
Governor Wood ..ad sent a circular let-
ter to senators asking them to do some-
thing for Cuba, and giving reasons
why that something should be done,
not only were senators Indignant that
Ian official of the war department was
thuj trying to Influence legislation and
to dictate to senators what they should
do, but that Pr sident Roosevelt was
also cross about the matter and was
to the deadly climate of the Philip-
pines. Instead they see before them
a line specimen of manly vigor, a man
strong, alert, ruddy, salf-confldent.
"All I need is a little more exercise,"
said Governor Taft to a senator who
complimented him on his appearance.
"Then why don't you Join the Presi-
dent in his afternoon strolls through
the country? he was asked.
"Because I have promised my friends
in Manila to return to them," replied
Judge Taft, with a smile.—Walter
Wellman, In Chicago Record-Herald.
EIGHT MILLIONS IS ACTUAL LOSS.
PATTERSON, N. J., Feb., 10.—The
fierce conflagration which burned Its
way through the business section of
Patterson has completely spent Its
force and is quickly dying out In the
ashes and broken bricks that mark the
ruin of the finest business structures
that graced this city. The hundreds
of firemen who were hurried to the
city from the cities near here have
gone back to their homes and several
of the local companies were relieved
this morning for the first time since
the flames broke out and they return-
ed to their houses for rest and refresh-
ment Some of thein had been on duty
for thirty-six hours without nourish-
ment except what they were handed
by l ystanders.
The flre made no headway during the
night. Fanned by strong winds It
burned up fitfully in places during the
early hours of the morning, but where-
ever It showed a threatening of
strength the firemen turned streams on
It and beat It down. The firemen were
completely exhausted after more than
thirty hours of continuous work but
remained at their posts. There was
comparatively little suffering on the
flre and the armory, churehes and pub-
lic shelters opened their doo.s to but
few applicants during the night. Prac-
tically every home that escaped the
flames was thrown open in a spirit of
broad charity and nearly every refugee
found shelter at the house of some
friend. The declaration of Mayor
Hlnchliff is that the city can care for
its own is not concurred In by every-
body and there may be an appeal later
for outside help. With the embers still
aglow in Its business district, commer-
cial Patterson h a already planned
resumption and restoration. All of the
banks that were burned out yesterday
opened for business to-day in tempo-
rary quarters and the officials have
expressed the determination to do their
part In the maintenance of the financial
standard and credit of the city. All of
the banks and trust companies have
announced that their cafes and vaults
had proven strong enough to preserve
the securities, moneys and records
locked in them at close of business on
Saturday. Many of those whose bus-
iness places and homes were were de-
stroyed are ruined financially and must
give up, but the majority will be able
to start afresh. They are courageous
and confident. The underwriters and
adjusters representing Insurance com-
panies that held aundreds of risks af-
fected by flre are hurrying here and
negotiations for adjustment of losses
have been commenced. This morning
the estimates of the amount of Insur-
ance" carried on the property destroy-
ed vary widely.
militia men remained on guard to-
lay and will be kept under arms and
on duty as long as necessary. Much
valuable property is still exposed and
authorities are determined to prevent
looting and disorder In any form. Sa-
loons that attempted to open after
midnight were promptly closed and the
sale of liquor was prohibited until af-
ter daylight. The Holiday crowds of
yesterday had dispersed and crowds
were very quietly and orderly to-day.
Conservative opinion Is Inclined to-
day to estimate the aggregate losses
sustained at eight million. This is a
cut of two million from the careful
estimute that was made lust night and
this amount can probably be accepted
as the actual cost of the flre. No
tabulated statement of the Individual
losses than can be accepted as reliable
has been made yet and will not be pos-
sible for several days. The figures
that are made In the aggregate are,
however, nearly correct. It will be Im-
possible for several days to give ac-
curate figures as to the amount of In-
surance that waa carried on the build-
ings nnd stocks in the burned district.
It was stated to-day that the amount
was between four and five millions but
what grave basis to the calculation was
There proDably has never been a flre
of equal magnitude and widespread
destruction that has ever been fought
with an equally small casualty list.
Dozens of the firemen and the volun-
teers were slightly injured by falling
timbers and bricks, burned by flying
embers or temporarily overcome by the
flames and smoke but there were very
few that required surgical or medical
attention. This small casualty list Is
explained by the fact that the people
had ample warning in all sections that
were burned and this gave them time
to remove from their homes before the
flames came upon them.
A bread nnd coffee famine was fear-
ed, but it was averted by outside aid
which arrived this morning. A New-
ark Bread company early had wagons
loaded with three thousand loaves of
bread and ready for free distribution
on the streets of the stricken city.
Wealthy residents of the city ordered a
large supply of coffee and provisions
from Passaic and Mrew York City and
the Ladies Relief committee establish-
ed its headquarters in the Episcopal
Church and will provide food to all
who may apply for assistance. In the
hospitals of the city there are sixty-
three persons who were injured in the
long fight with the flames. There
were but two deaths due to the calam-
ity, one was that of an old woman who
was so anxious to view the flre that
she fell down stairs and was killed; the
other death was that of a woman who
had Juft become a mother and who
died as the result of being removed.
The bad weather conditions which
Mayor Hlnchcllffe and his co-workers
find comforting them to-day hakes It
a necessity for the providing of perma-
nent homes for the destitute and of
employment for those who are able to
be employed. The conditions are made
better because the great silk mills of
the city entirely escaped and this is
most Important as silk making Is the
principal industry of the city. About
one-half of the population depends up-
on the slllc trade and if their occupa-
tion had been taken away by the
flames the conditions here would have
been appalling. Another Important
industry Is that of locomotive build-
ing and these works also escaped.
Just before day break this morning
the Militia in one hall caught eleven
men looting and they clubbed them
from the property. The Mllltla has
orders to enforce their orders at the
point of the bayonet If necessary and
no looting will be permitted. The an-
archists here mourn the loss of their
principal meeting place as the hall of
the building where their paper, La
Questlone Soclale, was one of the first
buildings to be burned. The home of
Miss Ernesta Cravella, a young wom-
an who attracted attention after the
assassination of King Humbert of It-
aly, by her inflammatory speeches, was
also burned. Batholdl's Hall which
was lirescl's boarding place, escaped
AMERICAN SODA FOUNTAIN CO. FACTORIES AT BOSTON PHILA-
DELPHIA, NEW YORK, CHICAGO.
OKIahoma Branch, 202 Granu Avenue, Oklahoma City.
Carry in stock full line supplies of all ki ds; Crushed Fruits, Fruit
Juices, Extracts, Concentrated Svrups, Ice Shavers, Spoons, Tumbl-
ers, Steel Fountains.
SCARFF & O'CONNOR CO.
Wholesale Paper and Printers' Supplies. Corner West First and Har-
WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION.
Superior Ready Prints and Type High Plates for Newspaper Publishers.
KERFOOT, MILLER & VAUGHN.
Wholesale Dry Goods and Notions, corner Robinson and First Streets
THE ANCHOR FENCE CO.
Manufacturers, Jobbers and Contractors of Ornamental, Stock and
Railroad Fencing, Fence Material and Gates ol aU kinds.
208 East Main street.
MITCHELL A SHEARER.
Wholesale and Retail Glass and Queensware, Lamps, etc. 124 Main Bt,
J. W. RIPLEY & SON.
Wholesale Vehicles. Building opposite Choctaw Depot Our burer is
now among the Eastern factories picking up all the new up-to-date,
stylish vehicles, to be found. Our stock display will be unexceUed.
Will open our new house about J/arch 1st.
O. D. llalsell, Pres.; W. A. Frasler, vice Pres.; T. W. Williamson, Secy.
THE WILLIAMSON-HALSELL-FRAsiER CO.
Wholesale Grocers. Oklah ma city and Guthrie, O. T.
W. J. PE' 'EE & CO.
Wholesale and retail Hardware, Harness and Implements, 121 and 128
OKLAHOMA SASH & DOOR CO.
Wholesale Dealers In Sash, Doors, Mouldings, Building Paper, Glass,
Mixed Paints and Oils.
WASHBURN-LYTLE IMPLEMENT CO.
Wholesale aud Retail dealers in Buggies, ".7agonB and Implements
ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWING ASSOCIATION.
Celebrated St. Louis Beer. Fred E. Sutton, Wholesale Agent. 'Phoc
75, Oklah ma City, O. T. •
OKLAHOMA CITY PRESS BRICK CO.
Manufacturers of Press and Sidewalk Brick. Capacity, 40,000 per day.
MAIN STREET CARRIAGE WORKS.
Manufacturers of all kinds of Vehicles, Repairing, Painting and
Trimming. Also Plow Work. Corner Main and H dson.
D. W. WASHBURN CIGAR FACTORY.
Manufacturers of Washburn's Porto Rlcan, the best vulgar on the
Market. Factory No. 20 South Broadway.
Wholesale Provisions and Produce. 209 First Street.
COFFEYVILLE VITRIFIED BRICK CO.
Wholesale Brick. Frank Gault, Territorial Agent.
OKLAHOMA CITY MILL & ELEVATOR CO.
Manufacturers of "Rival" and "Choctaw"
Flour, 127 and 129 First Street.
Brands of K2gh Patent
OKLAHOMA CARRIAGE WORKS.
Manufacturers of Buggies and Wagons, u d Wholesale Dealers in
Hardwood and Buggy and Wagon Material. Corner Harvey and Cal-
ifornia, two blocks south from old Factory.
OKLAHOMA CI^Y FOUNDRY AND IRON WORKS.
Makers of Neat Designs of all kinds of Store Front, Traction Engine
Grate Bars of all sizes In stock. Con Ehret, Manager.
OKLAHOMA DUCK & RUBBER CO.
Wholesale Tents, Awings, Wagon Bows, Heavy Canvas and Storm
Clothing. 128 First Street.
WOLF A SONS.
Wholesale Liquors and Cigars. Sole
Whiskey, 109 Main Street.
Controllers cf Planter's Club
CHESAPEAKE COMMISSION CO.
Wholesale Fish and Oysters and General Commission. 26 Main Street
/ M HUGHES PAINT AND GLASS CO.
Maaufe.ctjrers at£ Dealers In Paints Olla Varnishes, Brushes, Wall
Pajwr, Picture Frames, Mouldings, etc. Oklahoma Branch, 116 Mala
Street. D. E. Richards, Manager.
S. P. Ar J. F. XAJs X) ).
Wholesale Grocers, Fruits and Produce Commission Merchants We
handle Famous Pete Dailey Cigars, General Arthur Cigars, Capadurs
Clgt-rs, Owl Cigars and Prima Louisa Cigars.
F. 10. PATTERSON A CO., WHOLES.. -E CIGARS.
Our Leaders: "Winfleld Scott," 10 cents. "Patterson's Bon Ami," I
cents. We also distribute Tom Moore's General Arthurs, Chancellors,
Mercantile and Henry Georges.
OKLAHOMA BISCUIT CO.
Manufacturers of all kinds of Crackers and Sweet Goods. S14 West
California Avenue, Oklahoma City, O. T.
HATHAWAY BOTTLING WORKS.
Extracts, Gas and Confectionery
THE J. P. GATKLEY PAINTING C\
Painting, Graining, Glazing and Kalsomlnlng. Postoffice Bo:: 1901, Ok-
J. F. HARTWELL. Supplies. 'Phone 569, No. 16 Main Bt.
Wholesale Jeweler, Clocks, Jewelers' Tools and Material, 127 Main Bt
THE WAR IS ON IN VENEZUELA.
WILLEMSTAD, ISLAND OF CURA-
CuA, Feb. 10.—General Andrade, for-
mer president of Venezuela, who reach-
ed this Island recently, embarked on
board the revolutionary stearemr, Llb-
ertador, during the night of February
7-8th. The Llbertador several days
ago* landed a force of Insurgents on the
Venezulean coast, who subsequently
got possession of the village ofr Cumar-
ebo, situated near La Vela De Coro.
The Venezulealn gunboat, General
Crespo, which attempted to prevent the
landing, was fired upon and badly dam-
aged by the Llbertador. The Crespo
had her propeller shaft broken, thus
throwing her completely out of action.
The success of the Llbertador caused a
great sensation at Caracas, where a
great commotion prevails. The news
received there from the Interior Is not
favorable. It Is announced tl.at the
Insurgents are very active, especially
In the vicinity of Anabarquislmeto. The
revolution against President Castro is
gaining ground visibly. Cannonading
has been heard 1-jre since early morn-
ing In the direction of the Venezuelan |
coast. It Is believed that the Llberta- i
dor has been engaged with another j
HOMES FOR THEJIILLION
EASTERN TEXAS and
On the[Lme|of the
K. C. S.
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN RAILWAY
AS STRAIGHT AS THE CROW FLIES
KANSAS CI IY TO THE GULF.!
Through the Cheapest l.and Now Open
for Settlement in the United States,
A magnificent country adapted to the Cultivation of small grain., corn, cotton
rice, sugar cane, apples peaches, berries, commercial truck farming, and the
raising of cattle, horses, mules, hogs and sheep at prices ranging from
FREE GOVERNMENT HOMESTEADS
To Twenty Five Dollars and More Per Acre.
Write for a copy of "CURRENT EVENTS'" published by the
Kansas Citv Southern Railway.
G. A. WANER, G, P. & T. A.
Temple Block. Kansas City, Mo.
H. D. DUTTON, Trav. Piss. Agen , Kansas City, Mo.
F. E. ROESLER.Tra^. P,iss. and Immigration Agent, Kansas City, Mo.
BREWERY RECEIVER APPui.vi Kl>
Ne York, Feb. 8.—Vhe court this
morning appointed a receiver for the
H-nr M. Steltner Brewing Company,
of t).l city. The receiver whs* appointed
on the request of the stockholders who
state that the as-ets of the company
are over a m Ulon and the liabilities,
Moore's Pilules a a guarantee cure c? ' n. Do not aln stomach or teeth,
for all forms of Malaria. Ague, Chills, Entirely taateleaj. Price, 60 cents per
and Fever, Swamp Fever, Jaundice, : box. Dr. C. CC. Moore Co., No. lit
Hlllnusnesn, fetid breath and a tired, • North Main street, St. Louis, Mo.
listless feeling. They cure rheuma-
tlsin and the lassitude fo.lowing blood Builders contract blanks, standard
poison produced front malarial poison- form. 6 cents apiece at the Tlmes-
lng. No quinine. No Arsenic, Acids Journal
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