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H~ ne stock r oo.m, a~ as friendS ffe. kfte~ ~ng enoug~ tsions, h~ ~s he cam~ ed for th~ ctice seve~ to the Sen, ]r years al voted for ited S;ate~ ~ver after. nember ot ~ator Ward wis of Pa, ever. hal on his fel- he is s~ [al to Con ldomrldge Lefeated criticlse~ overnmen closing as sts thlnl~ mate inde, an lmme- d would il~ m the hid e past twq )r Coate~ told have Mrty days e It woul~ bill at thl~ • be intr0 ;enate rul~ ) take ti~ :dd requlrq Althougl~l gainst su$~ e of man:g1 to muste~ in its sup1 Sometlme~ )enver R~ ant says', mn of th~ [ Represen. the Hous~ remain,. day mor~ had world. ]pleted lt~ all the lm~, They were in makina 0per for~ ~era agalV :30 o'clock ]tire work in Just as* befoYe ad~ morning, work with ate In the whatever Ls sent out 'as turned nmlttee of cement." i :. Martin'S rated, ne~ ag out the a required The pre- h are torn chairmen. .~llvered ta t~ his per* ereby. The a dispute city chair~ the state slon. Be~ member~i ; bill was y to cities: e amend-I posed bY~ ~d Dicker-': s it stood, lled. The the most :ts friendS, ~glstratiou,~ effeetually~ tlon. ~te in th H. B. 5L artin, pro- e reglstra- resent law tt expenss vouchin~ way for :s regtstr$ • lty partY strikes o~ have na must I~ expensive; ~tual. Mr; • e countT o largest runty com' ro p~rsom )inted reg- egtstratio! md a li~ ~' the cou~ laroce~ n the legs touch witl m into. t~ is notedL WHAT IS BEING DONE AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL The Senate committee on civil ser- vice took favorable action on the bill giving ex-soldiers of the Civil War Preference in civil service appoint- ments. Senator Hansbrough has introduced rn the Senate a bill to authorize con- struction of reservoirs for reclamation of Public lands identical with the New- lards bill in the House. The St. Louis people declare they will not accept the $5,000,000 appropriation ~rom Congress if they cannot have their exposition open on Sunday and drink all the beer they want. In the Senate on the 11th inst. Sena- tor Teller presented the credentials of Thomas M. Patterson, elected a sena- tor from Colorado for the term of six Years, beginning March 4, 1901. Delegate Wilcox of Hawaii scored a distinct triumph in securing a unani- naous vote of the House committee on elections No. 1. confirming his right to a seat in the House of Representatives and holding that the charges filed against him were not sufficient to war- rant his removal. It is said at Washington that our government is taking no active part in the negotiations in progress at Copen- ~ gen respecting the sale of the Danish est Indies to the United States. The Senate committee on postoffices Will recommend the adoption of an ,amendment to the postoffice appropria- tion bill providing for an appropriation of $500,000 for pneumatic tube service. Many protests are reaching the Sen- ate in regard to the promotion of Ad- ~alral Sampson over Admiral Schley. It is claimed that Sampson tried ~o Steal the glory ~hat rightfully belong to Schiey. The secretary o~ the treasury has im- POsed a countervailing duty of 64 co- Decks or about 32 cents per pood (a lit- tie over thirty-six pounds) on all refined ~ugars imported into the United States rora Russia. Senator Morgan has given notice of an amendment to the sundry civil bill• or the river and harbor bill, authorizing ~e acquirement of sufficient territory om Costa Riea and Nicaragua for e construction of the Nicaragua ca- nal. One afternoon a few days ago the gal- leries of both houses ,were filled with School children Who l~ad come to see how laws are manufactured..Every ~aovernent on the floor of the house Was observed and all speeches received flattering attention. ~he Senate has named a conference Committee to act on the disagreement of the two Houses on the bill relative to the disposition of a tract of land on the Arizona portion of the White Mouhtain Apache reservation• The Senate conferees will agree to disagree. Senator Clark of Wyoming reported favorably from the Senate public lands coh]mittee Representative Mondell s bill providing • that affidavits in land entries may be made before the officers authorized to administer oaths at any place within the land district In Which the lands in quesfion are situat- ed. The Treasury Department recently drew a"warrant for $102•722. in favor of Alice C. Vandej'bilt. W. K. Vander- ~lt, Alfred C. Vanderbilt, Chauncey M. epe'w and E. V. Rossiter, executors of the will of the late Cornelius Vander- bilt, betn~ the amount of legacy taxes illegally collected from the estate ac- cording to a ruling of the Supreme (~onrt handed down some time ago. The bill for a pension Court of Ap- Peals which has attracted considerable attention as a O. A. It. measure met a reverse in the House committee on 1n- Valid nenslons Where. by a vote of 6 to 7, a n~otton to report it was defeated. A sub-committee consisting of Repre- Sentatives Norton, Graft and Miner Was then named to perfect the depart: ~ent bill providing for pension ap- Peals. In the consideration of the agricul: t~ral appropriation bill when the com- mittee amendments providing for the naapping of the soils of the United States was reached. Mr. Teller protest. ed that no such project ought to be authorized. It would prove to be not Only a gigantic task, but it"would in- VOlve millions of dollars. He moved to strike out the provision. It precipitat- ed considerable discussion. l~epresentatlve Mondeli •has intro- duced a I)ill providing that the provis- ions of the Carey land act shall con- tlnue in force until otherwise provided by law, but that the land patented to each state under the act shah not ex- ceed 1,000,000 acres; that the contracts Provided in the original act shall not be required, but patents shall issue for lands segregated in accordance with eXlstlng law and the act as amended. Senator Hale, chalrmau of the Sen- ate committee on naval affairs, has in- troduced a bill for the revival of the grade of vice admiral in the navy and aUthorizl~ag the President to appoint .two rear admirals to that office. The bill Is in the interest of Admirals Samp- son and Sehley, and is Intended to aid In solving the problem of their promo- tion, as well as the promotion of other officers who served with them In the ~Panlsh war. Tile Senate has pa~ed bills setting BDart. a tract of seven acres of land near Central CRy, Colorado, for a ~aetery for Odd Fellows; appropriat- g $50,000 for the perpetuation of a Site and the erection of a pedestal for ~statue of the late Major General ~eorge B. McClellan in WashingtOn t31ty; authorizing the Arizona Water ~ompany to construct a power plant ~ the I~lma Indian reservation in aricopa county, Arizona. h Delegate Wilcox of Hawaii has filed is brief in support of his right to bold ih seat in Congress and in defense to e legal objections raised in petitions ed against him. :['he document is lengthy and says in part: All the election officers of Hawaii acted in good faith, as did the electors, and they were generally registered and ~t~ at the election, and the inspire- . • f to questibn the matter of electron ~e after the result had been an. ~,Uneed." .... " The commissioner of the g ener'll land ofliee, in an opinion Ul)On the bill re- cently introduced ill Congress providing for the extt, nsion of the gene-'al land laws of the United States to the terri- tory of Hawaii. with rules and regula. tions for hmnestead entries by the see- rotary of the interior• states that the passage of the bill at present would not be Justified because of the lack of data bearin~ upon the Hawaiian lands. The commissioner recommends that a committee b~ appointed to collect the necessary data. The diplomatic and consular appro- priation bill was reported to the Senate with an increase of $47.470 overthe al- lowane~ of the House• making the total $1,865,228. The largest item of in- crease is $20.000 for legation grounds at Pekin. China. and $5.000 for student interpreters in China. The purchase at Pekin for land adjoining the present legation and the buildings thereon, as recommended by Minister Conger. The student interpreters are to be five in number, to study the Chinese language with a view to aiding our consuls in China. Chairman Mercer of the House pub- lic buildings committee proposes to hold back the consideration of his om- nibus bill for increasing the cost limit of various public buildings, until the last ten days of the session, This course is adopted in the hope of pre- venting amendments providing for new buildings being reported at this session which nmhorize the construction of new public buildings and if the omni- bus bill can be kept free from such provisions there will be no doubt of its passage. The resumption of work upon buildings at Cheyenne. Boise and Salt Lake City depends upon the pas- sage of the bill. The secretory of the treasury has sent to the Senate a letter from the commissioner general of immigration requeuting mandatory legislation for the purpose of requiring steamship companies bringing Chinese 'co ports of the United States to return to China those who may be rejected by the Unit- ed States authorities. The present law is intended to aecompllsh that purpose, but it is not considered sufficiently specific. The commissioner general al- so suggests an amendment to the exist- iing law authorizing Chinese and immi- "gration inspectors to make summary arrest of Chinese believed to be un- lawfully in this eoun'cry. A spirited discussion took place in the House over the amendment proposed by Representative Hill of Connecticut, by which he sought to strike from the sundry civil bill an item appropriating $100.000 to pay transportation charges upon silver dollars sent from the Treas- ury Department an4 mints to the var- ious banks of the comffry. Mr. Hill's proposition was opposed by western members. M:e~srs. Shafroth and Bell of Colorado were among those speak- ing in opposition. The proposition was defeated and the appropriation remain- ed in tl~ bill., Representative Mondeli of Wyoming Joined with'the Colorado represntatlves in retaining the appro- priation. The officers of the quartermaster's department have prepared a schedule for transportation ~o San Francisco of the volunteer troops in the Philippines. It shows ~hat all the ~roops can be brought home in time for discharge by the 30th of June next. which is the t.ate fixed by law for the disbandment of the volunteer army. All the vessels of the Pacific transportation fleet will be used and will be run between San Francisco and Manila on a close and regular schedule. Cotmting the volun- teers already landed or on their way across the Pacific, it is estinmted that there are nearly 20.000 still to be brought to the United States before the 1st of July. Mr. Cannon presented in the tIouse a detailed table showing the- total ap- propriation bills up to date• This showed a grand total of $694.118,595, omitting the $53,(D0•000 sinkng fund. This grand total is $26.256.209 below the estlmates• which aggregated $720•- 374.804. exclusive of the sinking fund• The bill to authorize the holding of the international exhiblton at the cen- tennial anniversary of the Louisana purchase a~ St. Louis in 1903. and ap- propriating $5,000,000 therefor, passed the House under suspension of the rules by a vote of 191 to 41. The oppo-, sttion was hopelessly in the minority and the struggle over the bill .was brief. The question of closing the exposition on Sunday Was not mentioned during the deba~e. At the diplomatic dinner a few days ago the President. is said to have told several of the foreign ministers that h~ did not see how an extra session of Congress could be avoided because there would be no opportunity for the consideration of Cuban affairs during the few days that remain of the pres- ent session and the subject was too im-, portent to postpone any longer than is" absolutely necessary, tie did not in- timate to them when an extra sesslon would be called, but ~o others within the last few days he suggested that it would not be advisable to submit the Cuban constitution for the consid- eration of our Congress ~ntil it con- rained some satisfactory provision de- fining the future relations which should exist between the xdI~l~blic of Cuba and the United States. ,.% ~.~ ' Sehator Hale has introduced a Joint resolution tendering the thanks of Con- gress to Rear Admiral Williav~/. T. Sampson, U S. N., and commander-in- chief of the'United Sta~6s naval force on the North Atlantic station during the late war with Spain, and to the of. ricers and men under his command, for highly distinguished conduct in the conflict with the enemey and in carry- ing On the blockade and naval cam- paign on the Cuban coast resulting In the destruction of the Spanish fleet at Santiago de Cuba, July 3, 1898. Sen- ator McComas introduced a blll and resolution similar'to that of Senator Hale, but the McComas bill provtfle~ that the men to be made vice admirt~, shai~be selected from those "who p~ ticip~ed in the battle of[, Santiag~ Hisfl~lesolution extending the thanka~ Conl![t, ess names Schley and placea lifl~~ bef~ Sampson.. : r~i, RUSSIA RETALIATES BECAUSE SUGAR DUTIES WERE RAISED St. Petersburg, Feb. 18.--" The finance minister M. De Witte, has proved his ability to hit quick and hard. He was evidently preuared for reprisals before Secretary Gage ~ook final action. M. De Witty sent to the Senate Wed- nesday for publication, an ordinance levying thirty per cent. increased duty on the most important American im- ports into Russia. The ordinance was published Satur- flay in the Official Messenger, and be- comes effective March 1st. This action is greatly regretted in American cir- cles and Americans anticipate much harm therefrom. Well informed Americans do not be- Hove the Supreme Court will sustain the claim that Russia pays a bounty on sugar, directly or indirectly, and re- gard the action as hasty, though not unexpected. It is believed that little l~rm would have resulted to Russian ltterests if the action of the court had been awaited. M. De Wltte has issued a decree re- garding the application of the increas- ed tariff to certain imports of the Unit- ed States. The decree is based upon the first paragraph of article 628 of the customs statute. Washington, Feb. 18.--Count Cas, slnl, the Russian ambassador, has re- ceived a cablegram from the l'~ussian foreign office, confirming the report ot th~ issue of the decree imposing In- creased duties on certain American imports into Russia, and took steps to inform the State Department ac- cordingly. It is believed that a grave crisis has been reached in the trade relations ot the United States and RuSsia. The immediate effect of the Russian decree, when it becomes operative. March 1st. will be to increase by fifty per cent. the duty on American machin- ery, steel and iron goods. These goods already enjoy two" separate reductions, thirty per cent. being taken off fPom the general and twenty per cent. from the conventional duties. The articles referred to in the Russian decree a~ machinery aud tools of every ki~ manufactures and products of cast iron and sleel. Roughly stated the United States is said to have exported goods of this description last year to the amount of $30,000,000. The adldtion of fifty per cent., to the duty will, it is thought, prove practi- cally prohibitory. The action taken means that the Russian government will not concern itself with a test case. nor await the issue of such a case. However, there is an expectation that the American importers of Russian su- gar will make the fight in their own ~interest. Some cargoes of Russian su- gar are now afloat and on the way to the United States, where at least one is due to arrive in the next ten days. It is not doubted that the conslgeees in the United States will, rather th{m pay the countervailing duty, which would make it impossible to compete witl~ •other sugar, make up a test case. If the issue favors the Russian side. then the obnoxious decree will be amended, though it is not denied that the Russian government feels offended The text of the Russian order is as follows: "An order of the Russian mlnister of finance directs an additional tariff of thirty per cent. net imposed ~pon ar- ticles included in paragraphs 150, 151. 152, 153, 161 and section 2, discrimin- ating tariff, upon American hardware. iron, steel, boilers, pipes, forgings, cast- ings, tools, gas and water meters. dynamos, sewing machines, paragraph 167 of the Russian tariff laws, when such articles are of American manufac- ture. This includes motors and ma- chinery of all kinds." +-+-+-+--+--+-+__+_2+__+__+__+__+__+__+__+__+__+--+-+--+-+- MRS. NATION'S SUNDAY RAID ON THE TOPEKA SALOONS Topeka; Ken., Feb. 18.--Mrs. Nation put in a busy Sunday in Topeka yes- terday, and as a result the capital city of the state has experienced more gen- uine excitementthan can be remember- ed by tl~e oldest inhabitant. Mrs. Na- tion succeeded in having thc contents of a notorious joint smashed, broke some fine bars that were stored in a building, broke into a cold. storage plant, addressed a large ~ass meeting of men and women and was arrested four times. The last time she was ar- Iested she was coming ou'c of the church where the mass meeting was Iheld. She says she will begin this morning where she left off to-day, and will not rest until all the joints in Topeka have been closed• Yesterday morning at six o'clock, just as the big bell on the Church of the As- supmtion tower was striking the hour, Mrs. Nation, the famous Joint smasher, lsallied out from the state house grounds at the head of 500 men and women, all armed with hatchets, and moved on the joints of the city. No- body knew but Mrs. Nation what the plans of the raid were to be. In the.crowd were a large number of the students of Washburn College, some of the ministers of the city, and a number of professional and business men. The crowd marched in perfect military order. There was no excite- ment, as the men and women were follo~ving their recognized leader whom ;hey trusted implicitly. The company marched silently out of the state house grounds down Kansas avenue" to the place on East Seventh street kept by Ed Murphy, and amid the screams of women, the shouts of the men an~ the dictatorial commands of the policemen' present trying to protect the property, .the front windows were smashed in, and soon there was very little left of what had once been a well furnished Joint. Mrs. Nation was arrested here. and after being taken to the police station was released. She then hurried back to a livery barn ~ which some bars were kept and ~n/iished them. Then, at the head of twenty followers, she went to the Moeser cold storage plant and entered in aearch of some liquors she thought were stored there. This time Mrs. Nation was arrested by ;he~ countdr authorities and was taken to Jail in a patrol wagon. It was after- noon before she was released frolh Jail on bend, and after taking dinner with Sheriff Cook she went to the First Christian church, where she was ac- costed by .an officer with a warrant and taken to the county jail again. She stayed this_time for ~wo hours, and finally her ~ond was signed by one of the Jointists of the city who is a prom- lnent negro politician. The badge of Mrs. Nation's "army" was a white handkerchief worn around the neck. At Murphy's fashionable saloon four policemen stood at the door to guard the entrance• They commanded the people in very dignlfie0 tones to stand back. "Smash! Smash! Smash!" called out Mrs. Nation. "Don't pay any attention to them." The boys with the battering ram came forward.and in less time than it takes to tell it. the big plate glass win- dows were shattered into thousands of fragments. D~zens of men then rushed on the building armed with thelr axes and soon had the door and window frames cut en.tire!y away. Then, with an exuttttnt~eh~er, the crowd burst into t~;b~h~pg,,~ "Praise God,,,wf~Mm. :Smash the bet. ties and the w~n.de~w~"~!le$l out Mrs. Nation again~ ~d,.rai~:, ~ Samous hatchet, she s.~il~, thrQu:~K:~'window glass .that haft ~t~beeffqeft. The policem~~ flftmaged to recover from their scare .by this time to grab Mrs. Nation. They started off with her to the station as rapidly as possi- ble.' She waved her arms and frantic- ally called out to her co-workers% ~.> "Oh, keep it upi You can 6o St-:wtth- out reel Praise God, keep t¢ upd~koep onCe.mashing. You don't need me." 1~6i~ a moment the ernsaders were thrown lnto"c0nfusion by the removal of their lead[~, but the parting words of Mrs. Nation seemd to nerve them to better efforts. !.~:~." The" ct~awd surged forwai~,~,m~ the bufldh~¢ and soon all the @rent part of,~the'ro~m had given way, and all c~t~l~l .~t0g at will. ~'~i.~iafflnslde struck a match and t]i#h"~hi~ned~"--- on the electric lights. A case of beer was found in the room and it wsa soon smashed. Slot ma- chines, cigar cases, billiard tables, chairs, coqptera and even the stoves wera~?~a~L~l' into smithereens. The polI~ia~en~ ~ed hither and thither, tryii~/[= ~ it~e~ the crowd from destroy. ing~h~ro~rby, but their efforts were o~la~d~ 11~" ~'a~'" " In. ,.- .. CHINESE WAR RENEWED because it would be a demenstration of Count yon Waldersee's confidence in BY V0N WALDERSEE Pekin, Feb. 18.--A few i~[lys ago Count van Waldersee wrot~•~he gen- erals under the supervisoii~: Wotifying them to have all their ~lable troops ready in two weeks fo't~;kn expedition lasting eight days, Yesterday General Chaffee and General Voyron, the French cammande~¢,~ received letters asking for their c0%?~peration, and ex- pressing a desire l~.~.k:now what forces they can spare. In ~b~nmencing his let. ter to General Chaffee, Count Van Wal- det~e says~ '~:)wing to the uneatlsfaetory nature of the negotiations for Peace, and also to ~ circumstances rendering such a course desirable, It~ll probably be necessary to resu~iiitary opera- tinqs on a large scale~iailv toward the' West." " ...... - It is not thought likely °~hat G~neral Chaffee will agree to such a plan with- out instructions from Washington. The French commander, however, 4s ex- pected to do so. Count yon Waldersee's Plans contem- plate offering ~lhe command of the ex- pedltlon in ~he rir~t insta.~ce to Sir A~. fred Gazelee, the British commander. but it is believed that in View of his re: ee/~t illness, General Ga%lee will in. form Count yon Walderaee that he is unable to accept the command, in tha.t elvent it will be offered to General Vov n, provided ~he French fail :1~ with ,~e arrangement, which CoUnt yon (~aldersee believes will be the case~ ~Such an offer to General .Voyr~ would d~ave the effect, it is thoughi, 0f over- ':doming the differences whic-ll ~l~V~ e~ Sted between the French and O~r~ii the military ability of the French con- tingent. Ere l~ng announcement is expected that the destination of the proposed ex- pedition is Sian Fu. The foreign-en- voys believe its object is to be to com. pel the Chinese to acecpt the terms of the powers. It is thought that when it becomes known that the expedition has .started the imperial court Will has- ten to comply immediately with all the demands of the Joint note. :The military are much elated at the p~ ~,active service. Many be- ll~!ey@)t~$ O~aese army will strive to t~:,~! t~ protect the p~ovince of Sli~fl~Si" ~t Invatlon v~,[:!¢;¢1 p "?Wi,; 3 ' ~ll|pplna ~Oommere~, Washington. Feb, 18.--The dlvismn of insular affairs of the War Depart- ment has made public a statement showing the commerce of the Philip- pines for the seven months ended July 81, 1900. The total value of merehan. disc, gold and silver, imported into the islands (luring the period named, was $18,309,554, an increase of $3,820,898, or over forty per cent. compared With 1898. The total exports of tlie Philippines to all countries combined amounted in value to $15,624,015, an increase of :~per'cent. over 1899. • ., : ~. , • The trade with: the U~tted S~: Was: Importa from this col~lntry, ~I,- 092,726; exports, $!,$26,6~'8. These aS. ~ure~as compared'~wlth the results for the ~ame period of the preceding ~r, indicate ~a g~ of over seventy-eight l~..r cent. in the imports~':and a ~aterial ' SECRETARY fiAGE EXPLAINS DUTIES ON RUSSIAN SUGAR • Washington, Feb. 19.--In speaking to-day of his recent order imposing a countervailing duty on Russian sugars, Secretary Gage said: "It Is not a question of What the manufacturers desire, or think ought to be. It is not a question of what the sugar refiners or our beet raisers de- sire, or think ought to be. It is a ques- tion purely of law and fact. The see- retary of the treasury is sworn to en- force the law, not to make laws. The late decision as to the liai~illty of Rus- sian suga~ to pay a counter~kiltng duty is ba~d'bn the department's apprehen- sion of ,the law and of the facts. The board of general appraisers as a body constituted by Congress especially to hear and Judicially determine disputed questtbns of law and of fact growing out of the administ~atiq~., of customs laws. Our own cl~]¢.efi§:tkke their grievances there a:hd~ ,thfi::~p0rters of Russia~ sugar may:~ltt~ their griev- ances there. The Way Is open for the prompt hearing and :detersainatlon of their grievance as,s~m as t~aey appear, if made• " It lies with .them to consent by silence, or to seek .a J~ldicial review through the avenue that our laws pro- vide." The secretary has received a number of inquiries In regard to his recent ac- tion. and to-day he sent answers sub- stantially as follows: "I have to inform you that after~care- ful consideration of the effects of the Russian law and regulations upon the price of that commodity for home con- sumption and the price for exportation, as exempllffe~ in rel~rts from our con- sular officers ~ :RUssia, this de~artmen'~ has arrived a~ the conclusion that Rus- sia indire~tly°pays or bestows a bounty on the export of sugars, wifhin the, meaning of section 5 of the act of July~ 24, 18,97, .and consequently~t~t it wa~ my duty~der the law to proclaim the net amd~ of such bou~tJ6~for assess- ments oftaddtttonal du{ies, which was done by department's~circular No. 10, of, February 14, 1901. "It is to be regretted that the Rus- sian minister of finance sho~d have considered this action in t~.Ll~bt of a discrimination on our par~t:agalfist Rus- Man commerce, as stated in ~tir recent daily press, and have withdrawn from our imports into Russiat the privileges of the conventional tariff of that coun- try to which the United States is enti- tled under 'the mos~ favored nation clause' in our treaty of connueree and navigation with Russia of 1832. "The allegation of discrimination ap- pears to be unfounded in view of the fact that sugars coming from other bounty-paying countries, such as France, Germany, Belgium, The Neth- erlands, etc., are subjected :to.addition- al duties under said sectlo~5~nd that unless the above-stated conclusion of the department is revved by a europe- tent tribunal, the exe~i~tion of Russian sugars from additional duty would rightly be regarded as a discrimination against them and in favor of Russia. "It ~ hoped that upon a proper pre- sentaff0n of the matter t9 the Russian government by our Department of 8tat~6~ the reported order of the Russian minister of flnanc~ will be revoked." SENATE SENDS AR PAHOE BILL TO THE SUPREME COURT Denver, Colo.,, Feb. 19.--The. Rush bill to consolidate the city of Denver and the county of Arapahos has been ordered by the Senate to be sent to the Supreme Court for its consideration on points raised as to its possible un- constitutionality. Senator Whitford at- tacked it in a set ape#oh, declaring it to be unconstitutional, tits first point was that under, the organic law of the state a new at'tiele, coulti~ not be pro. posed. Amendments~must be germane to the articles already in existex~. The only way in w.!~k'h a new~axtl~lg In tote could be subIDitted wa~: ~,~t21¢ event of a con~titdtional center,am The author himself admitted that {~¢re was no article to which his bill c6~uld be made amendatory by tntreducing'a new article• The Taylor bill permits only amendments .to six articles, not the proposal .~of new matter. If, on the other hand, the~.Rush bill be cQnsidered as amendatpry, how many articles does it amend? The son- ator then rb~iewed the co~tttutiot~l amendmentS, pending and ~mld tha$ ~f he could prove that the i)~posed '~/:ff- cle materiall3 amemted seven artt~l~ it would be considered sufficient grofiffff for reconsideration. He claimed tiia~ it amends section eight of article six- teen, by wiping out the board of county commissioners. The second and e~ghth and eleventh sections of article fifteen, relatifi~to charters, franchises and the right b~f eminent domain, were also amended. SenatoI" Taylor asked. ~whOher Sen- ator V;hitford's consolidation of elec- tions bill was not open to the same criticism• The senator thought It might be and then eommend(~l Senator Taylor for having made his constitutional amend- ments separately instead of in "an omnibus bill." He then went on with article nineteen• sections six. fourteen and fifteen providing for the election or appointmtent of county officers, and tiieir s~daries, all of which he said were materially affected by the Rush bill Article thirteen, section three, regulat- ing the removal of officers for malfeas- ance in office was also amended. Arti- cle twelve, section five, dealing with the county treasurer was changed, and he cited a decision to show that there was no power to change the name of an officer. Article eleven, section six. llmlttn~ county indebtedness, had. he said~ been amended by an amendment to the Rush oill, conferring the power to "issue bonds in any amount," as pro- vided bY the charter. This was also the case with the eighth section, deal- with tue elty indebtedness. A]~le[e ten. section seven, took away the right o~ the General Assembly to permit counties to levy taxes for certain pur- poses. Section fifteen was alsO~mend~ ed by abolishing the county board of equalization and the jurisdiction of the state board. Article nine. section four. was greatly modified, more county offi- cers being wiped out of existence. Section fifteen, concerning school dis- tricts, was amended. "Marvelous, marvelous!" exclaimed the senator. "He didn't find anything to change in article eight"' The senator from the First also ad- mitted that the Rush bill did not affect articles seven, but Senator Taylor's bill did, and Was a very ifnportant meas- ure. Article six, sections twenty-one and twenty-two were amended by the wiping out of yet more offices. ~ectlon fourteen was amended by taklng away the power of the General As- sembly to determine the number of dls- trict Judges and their term of office. Section twelve was "seriously In.aired and altered. Article five~ section thlr~ ty, regulating salaries of district Judges, was changed, Article four was passed. Article three," defining the branches of government, was aniended by taking from the Legislature the right to govern Denver and other cities of the first and second :class; ~reating a fourth or municipal department' of gov- eDament.. "The Rush. bill amends eleven artl- ctes,''~ he said. "ff you can ,pas~ that Rush bill. amending aa tt does eleven articles of the ~aek• oa sehools should be amendatory to artiele nine. The part relating to cities of the first and second class,is amendatory to article thirteen/a#ld the remainder is germane to no ar~6 in the constitu- tion." ~ H~Xattseked the bill on the subject of taxes, saying there was no proyision S for the assessment of taxes and no~ guarantee that thc pn)perty of the new city and county of Denver would be taxed at all. Senator Rush objected to this, and" read sections covering the point. Senator Whitford replied by shying he had looked in vain to find what powers were conferred on the city of Denver. Either there were none or else they were all-absorbing. He then read the section relating to a new char- ter. which he said was dan,--erous and alarming, eonferrfl~g illimitable power upon the charter convention, with im- munity front the executive, judicial and legislative authorities of the state• ~:r ~ Senator llfvana Very S~ok. ,Denver, Feb. 19.--The Republican tlits morning says: Btdte Senator James O. Evans of For~ Collins• who has been dangerous- ly ill at the home of his son-in-law, Ed- ward L. Shannon No. 1201 Race street. since last Friday, ~s still in a critical condition. The three physicians who are attending him say there is ~me hope of his recovery, although his con- dition early this morning was still crit- ical., He is suffering from pneumonia and pleurisy. It was thought Sunday night and un- til ten o'clock yesterday morning that Senator Evans was dying. Dr. Simon. Dr. H. G. ~:ettmrhill and Dr. S. G. Bonn~y were nt his bedside most of the time. and it was only the use of strong stimulants that kept the patient alive. A solution of sal'c was injected into his veins. He was very weak last night,, but ccdascious at tilnes.° Mr. Evans' wife and his two chin ,dren, Charles R. Evans of Fort &olllns and Mrs. Shannon are at his bedside. In the Senate yesterday the chaplain referred to Mr. Evans' illness in the opening prayer. MRS. NATION IS NOW LODGED IN JAIL • 'opeka, Kan., F~b. 19.--Mrs. Carris Nation is now in the county Jail as a result of her trial on a peace whrrant before Judge Hazen to-day. The war- rant was-sworn to by the Moeser Cold Storage Company, whose plant Mrs. Nation entered yesterday morning. Mrs. Nation acted as her own attor- ney in the trial. Judge Hazen placed her under $2,000 bond to keep the peace and ordered her to appear before hlm at the next term of eot~rt. Mrs. Nation refused to give the bond and sai~ she would go to Jail. She is now detdined in the hospital rooms of the couuty jail where she will probably remain for some time. In the city court this morning argu- ments were made in the ease brought against Mrs. Nation by the proprietor~ of the wrecked Senate saloon. Mrs. ,~atlon sat behind her attorney and spent most of her ~ime writing up- on s small tel)let. The argument wa~ commenced by the defense and Attor- ney Dumentl cited many authorities. In spearing of the first ease as a" paralle~ to Mrs. Na tion's smashing he said: "It is found tn the Bible In the•temlale. We find by Matthew that Ohvhst entered the ~emple and abolis]~l that nuitv anceY :~ Mrs. Nation became restless as the trial progressed and paid but little at. tention to the lawyers, but walkeff about the court room whispering with tbe spectators and the members of the Home Defenders. ~ne court took a recess of ten min- utes and when the argument was re- sumed .Mrs. Nation walked about the deteettva the' fames "Somebody is snmk- it for ib smell~ MeCabe. when the argument was closed, said: h~ Is new and important it to a thorough consider- take such time as seem~ ~nec~fy as we have n6 decls, ion of our: own supreme court. The deeision Thur~ at 9 o clock.