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Immense Mass Meeting Last
Evening at the Salt
Lake Theatre
Colborn and Claws n Wake the
People From Sleep
Governor Wells Presided and Judge
Powers John Henry Smith and B
H Roberts Deliver Eloquent Ad
dresses on the Pioneers Patriot
ism and so Forth Colborn Speak
ing for the Commission Says the
People Must Celebrate Fittingly
or Be Laughed at and Disgraced
Ciawscn Tells Them Something
for Their Advantage Music and
Other Entertainment Great I
The meeting at the theatre last even
ing for the benefit of the pioneer cele
bration was a success if words count
for anything The speakers were Hon
John Henry Smith Hon O W Powers
like if would help Utah Immensely
Here Is the account of the gathering
The audience filled all the lower por
tion of the theatre and the first and
second balconies were fully occupied
while quite a number took seats In
the top gallery
Music was furnished by the cele
brated Twentyfourth infantry band
I which under Leader Schaffner turned
out 28 pieces and discoursed several
excellent selections
The entrance of Governor Wells
Spencer Clawson Hon B H Roberts
Apostle John Henry Smith and Hon
O W Powers was the signal for ap
plause which a moment later turned to
Intense laughter as the camp chair in
which John Henry Smith sat collapsed
letting him down on the floor with
more haste than dignity A stronger
chair was brought for the distinguished
guest of the evening and the episode
was soon forgotten as the band played
Hon Spencer Clawson announced
Governor Wells as the chairman of the j
evening a statement which brought i j
out a hearty round of applause i I
Governor Wells said the object of
meeting was to awaken a deeper inter
est In the hearts of the people of he i 1
state In the jubilee celebration The
j fto i I
governor gave a history of the legisla
tion In connection with the event and i
paid a high compliment to the last j
1 legislature for Its appropriation and
the work the increased commission I
has done I
This meeting was called for the two
fold purpose of explaining what had
been done and what ought to be done
As a native of Utah the speaker said
he felt an Interest in the jubilee He
felt that it could not be too bIg nor I
too grand Concluding Governor Wells
said the commission had done all it
could and If the jubilee was not a sue I
cess it would not be the fault of the i
The Jubilee Glee club sang Harbor I
Lights which was enthusiastically
applauded The boys had to respond I
to an encoreIn fact two encoresand
there would have een more had not
Governor Wells decided two was
enough I
At the conclusion the chairman said
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Hon B H Roberts Judge Colborn and
Spencer Clawson Governor Wells pre
The three first speakers made elegant
lc speeches John Henry Smith dwelt on
the beauties of patriotism Judge
Powers did some word painting and
spoke of what the picture would be if
the curtain could be drawn and Utah
of 50 years hence revealed Hon B H
Roberts made a masterly address con
cerning the trials and hardships of the
pioneers and the results they accom
Then Judge Colborn took the floor
The speech he made had no poesy in
it although it was sharp and to the
point There were no rhythmical sen
tences redundant with flowers from
the garden of eloquence and pathos
It was a statement of hard facts and
eery statement was as keen and in 1
cisive 3i a ordthrasL It was what i
this town has needed for a long time I
When he began the blood of his audi
tors ran sluggish and torpid through
their veins They were lulled Into fan
cied bliss by the pretty tales of the I
long l ago They had sighed for the
hardshIps of the pioneer band as it
traveled across the desert They had I
rejoiced with it in its triumphant pas
sage of the Platte and breathed sym
pathy wIth the brave little band when I
It found itself shy on horsefeed They
congratulated themselves on the fact 1
that they were citizens of this state
born in travail and distress in heart
burnings and the like and smiled hap
ti py smiles as they pictured themselves
lit basking in the sunshine of a long eter
nal day in the green valleys sur
rounded by the snowcapped hills
and all that sort of thins
But Colborn woke them up At first
the people thought he was there for the
sole purpose of making a lot cf fun for
them By and by the Incisive knife
of truth began to cut through and
show the blood Then they sat appalled
before his lunges and righl and left
cuts Then they Began to see the man
was in earnest and their pulses quick
i ened and they applauded him to the
echo He made a profound impression
b and the commission will have an easier
time of It now than It would have I
otherwise had
Spencer Clawson hasnt much poetry
in his composition He is a jractical
man of business He knows what the
r situation is and when he rose to speak
i he emulated Colborn somewhat He I
told the people the truth He slung
cad facts at them until those he was
firing at dodged in their seats Oh
4f it was a grea meeting and a few more I
as the audience seemed to like the mu
I sic he would state they were a part of
a trouPt which under the direction of
Howard Kyle would put on Black
America for the benefit of the jubilee
fund later on
Governor Wells then announced that
I the next speaker would be a son of one
of the original band of 143 which came
I here in July 1847 Hon John Henry
i Smith
j Mr Smith declared it a matter of
I Hb nea
I pleasure to be with neP al
1 though he was not exactly prepared to
I make a speech
Despite this condition the work was
one of deep interest Our own loved
Utah should in no sense be an excep
I tion to the rule adopted by this nation
The grit of our fathers must if it is
maintained be kept up by the sons
i anti daughters of today We enjoy
blessings which are the result of a de
votion previously exercsed and we
should do for our children all we can
toward making their lives bright and
We may never be called to pass
through conditions such as our fathers
and mothers passed through but we
have the same hopes and ambitions
they did We should foster the spirit
of patriotic regard to preserve our na
tional dignity and should demonstrate
to posterity our feelings of veneration
and love to the hand who 50 years ago
planted on Ensign peak the standard
of liberty although Utah was then
presumed to be Mexican soil
The speaker said he had come here
as a childT lad noted the growth of
Utah and had no feeling but of joy
and happiness in her advancement
I Our effort should be to make
the celebration a success and
honor the effort of those who
I endured all the hardships in build
Ing up here a great state Theirs was
the trial and ours the joy We should
I inspire our children to respect the I
band who unfurling our flag in these
valleys Invited the oppressed of all na
I tions to come here and make with them
a home
As we honor the men who turned
back the armies of the mother country
in 1776 < < o should we honor those who
later laid the foundations of this state
for thev descended from the same
brave race and their deeds are worthy
of our resided and veneration
Let the same liberality and devotion
be manifested In this event as Is mani
fested in the o her states in commem
orating the work of our forefathers
The Harmonv Glee club then sang
with excellent effect Around the Camp
FIre and were rewarded with hearty
applause In fact were compelled to
resoond to a heartv encore
The next speaker presented was Hon
O W Powers who was eulogized In at
tew well chosen words by Governor
Wells who alluded to him as Utahs
I word fci painter and forensic scenic ar
I Judge Powers was in one of his hap
piest moods Resetting that he was
so earlv on the programme he said
perhaps it was the good fortune of the
people that such was the case
The jubilee commission was about to
make its report on an occasion dear to
everv citizen of Utah While te have
I had differences in the pastwe all have
themwe cannot but honor the founder
I of this city the leader of the pioneer
i band
Centuries are but the seconds of eter
I nity and It is only here and there In
i history we see the finger marks of
man only once in a whle we see cast
up from the ocean of life something1
i that records the deeds of some great
I man Tie achievement of the leader of
the pioneers is one of these exceptions
What of the Utah of old What of to
day and what of the future
We see around us the evidences of the
work done bv those pioneers This
great city is Insignificant grand though
we think it of the brightness to come
All around us are mountains filled wtth
precious metals The earth Is rich with
that which Aidustry will develop
Could I but unroll the curtain of the
future said the speaker for 50 years
and could vou gaze upon its pictures
you would not hesitate to celebrate to
the best of your ability
It your duty to celebrate to the
best of you means Utah will sea more
than ever before You will have here the
president of the United States Ao
plause You wIll have with you that
great rlcr the defeated candidate
Hon Tiam J Bryan Great ap
plause I urge you to uphold the
uauCb cf thce who are din alt they
can to make this jubilee a success
I note over there my friend Judsre
Colborn who is prone to tell us that
Denver Is ahead of us I do not think
so Denver had no handcart neoplel
they waited until the handcart made a
trail and rode in in a Pullman car They
did not have to experiment with irri
gation they sent a committee to Utah
and went back home and turned on the
We celebrate more than a mere ideal
we celebrate the anniversary of the
founding of a great state which has
ccme out of great trial and tribula
was received with a burst of applause
He said In beginning that the forth
coming celebration was a recognition
of heroism and noble deeds He had
been requested he said to speak on
The Trials of the Pioneers
He spoke of the condition of the peo
ple prior to their journey into the vuil
derness At that time the people weri
outcasts ani the eyes of the nation
were fixed upon them A journey across
I an unknown waste was looked upon as
the dream of a madman Yet success
I would stamp them as heroes Thee
people were undaunted and with wov
drous resolution they plunged into il
I wilderness
their entrance here In 1S49 On that
occasion they had a flaga prodigious
one 45 feet in length In the parade
young men carried the Declaration of
Independence and the constitution of
the United States These were formal
ly to the president who led
that great multitude in the cry May
thev live forever
Let me tell you he continued
that if those men were Mormons
they were also Americans and if you
annot celebrate their deeds as Mor
mons you can honor them as American
citizens Applause We cannot all
orshlp in the tabernacle but we can
worship as we choose We can draw
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He then referred to the unlookedfor
dangers and difficulties which con
fronted thenthe lack of grass on the
hills for the horses the failure in the
supply of grain Finally they had
come to the swollen tide of the Mis
souri and by taking companies across
the river on rafts they gained a new
supply of grain as reccmpense Then
they had arrived at Fort Brldger
where discouraging reports of the Salt
Lake valley were heard Almost they
had been nersuaded to change their
course to the north but their resolution
remained still steadfast and they
pressed en
Then the trials after the arrival in
the valley were described A fever
prostrated the pioneer chieftain and
Orson Pratt was delegated to enter
thevalley first The leader I tarnfr
later and when he saw the bread acres
of the valley I he said Here will we
make our homes
The soil continued Mr Roberts
was then as ashes to the husband
man Their resources were prolific
Xccelt t om = d all the harassing
problems and the great system of Ir
rigation was born out of their difficul
ties Trials came in shoals It is not to I
be wondered at that they were heavy
of heart when they saw the crickets I
day by day devouring their crops and I
it is not to be counted superstition I
when it Is known that they thought it
vas uie intervention cf the divine when
the sea gulls came like white angels
ind destroyed the devourers Ap I
plause Another year of trial and
orn sprang out of the ground and I
ivord went eastward for the remainder
to come on I
There was in the conduct of that
band he continued a faith a con
fidence a sublime courage that all the
orld may admire Their achievements I
ire not of a creed their grandeur I
makes their deeds belong to the whole
ourselves together in a mystic circle of
i our own and defy the world to inter
I fete
1 fereOn that celebration day there was
a feast Jew and Gentile partook of
j t that feast Let us say then Their
j heroism belongs to us and we will all
joln in the jubilation and honor them
No that is a wrong expression We
I will honor ourselves If we do not rise
above factional affairs there will come
up a generation in the future which
will load them with honors and will
arise to denounce and despise us who
did not
If ypu will support the commission
they will make a celebration worthy
of yousan worthy of the president of
I thfc nation Applause We may not
hkyjivoted for him laughter but we
l can givehim a warm and universal
greeting Applause
Judge Colborn snared no one in his
address He intended ere the meeting
bsgan to state a whole lot of truth
and he dld He SDoke from a box In
the dress circle and the effect was
wonderful At first the people thought
he was there for the purpose of creat
ing a whole lot of fun for them but
ere he had completed there was a dif
ferent II1r i3ion
His remarks were substantially as
Ladles and gentlemen I address the
chairman of this meeting this evening
in a profound manner and because I
have a reason It was he who In the
might o executive tower reached
down into the obscurity In which I
lived and lifted me with the strong arm
of authority to the high pinnacle where
I am noa member of this commis
When I hear Judge Powers and Mr
Roberts speak on occasions like this
I wish I was an orator like them and
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Let us join hearts and hands and
laying aside all recriminations makE
this a great event in the history of
Utah Although not fortunate enough
to have been born in Utah I shall try
to live here as long as I can and I
urge you to use every effort and energy
to make It a success
Mr R C Easton AVas Introduced
felicitously by the governor as Bobo
link Easton His first song was re
ceived with warm and continued ap
plause and he gracefully responded to
an encore
Hon B IL Roberts followed He I
3 T
people As the Scotch cannot monop
olize Robert Burns so the Mormons
cannot monopolize those achievements
They wee working for all humanity
They cried to all the world from the
peaks of Utah Come all of you to
freedoms feast
Columbus was a Catholic but his
deeds were universal in their results
Recently his name was celebrated by
all the world not by Catholics alone
So the achievements of the pioneer
band is a gift to the whole people and
there shOtald be no sectarianism in the
coming celebration i
The pioneers themselves celebrated
KV b li
when I hear Easton sing I wish I was
a birda song bird I wish I was
one tonight so that I could spread my
wings and flit from door to door of
every house in Utah and sing Utah
We Love Thee That is the song we
hear as we go from bank to bank In
this city and ask for assistance for this
celebration We enter on the marble
floors and sit down to rest on the soft
cushions of damask and find we cannot
get anything for the celebration be
I cause forsooth these poor hard
Continued on page 6
< > Za
Caffery Warns Aldrich That is i
What He is Doing
Smith of New Jersey Eises to a
Question of Personal Privilege
and Resents the Statement Made
by a Newspaper and Used by Till I
man a Few Days Ago Tillman
List 1 is Quietly and Says Never
a Word I
Washington June IThe senator
from South Carolina John L Mc
Laurin who succeeded the late Senator
Earle was sworn in at the opening of
the session today This establishes the
personnel of the senate as It will re
main for some time vIz
Republicans 43 Democrats 34 1
Populists 7 silver Republicans 5 va
cancy 1 Oregon Total 89
Mr Mason Rep Ills submitted a
petition from the National Business
league urging immediate and effective
action on the pending tariff bill and
stating that this was the general senti
ment of the business interests
The tariff bill was taken up immedi
ately after the disposal of the routine
Mr Aldrich withdrew the proposed
committee amendments to paragraph
90 china etc leafing tm rates as
reported by the house viz
Decorated 60 per cent ad valorem
Undecorated 55 per cent
Mr Jones of Arkansas moved to re
duce these rates to 35 and SO per cent
respectively Without debate a vote
was taken and the proposid amend
ments were defeatedyeas 23 nay 34 I
Messrs McEnery and Cannon voted
with the Republicans in the negative
and Messrs Harris Kan and Helt
I I feld with the Democrats in the l11t ma
Uve In other respects the vote was
on party lines
I The paragraph was amended to omit
clock cases and was then agreM t I
Before leaving the paragraph Mr
Vest of = Missouri stated briefly that the I
effect of the rates will be absolutely
prohibitory on the grades of china and
I crockery in ordlnar household use
The committee amendments were
withdrawn also on the paragraphs
I covering all other china not spe
I cifically provided for lea ig the
house rates at 60 for decorated and 55
for undecorated Mr Jones usraln of
fered an ameri dment similar to his
fprmer one He supported It in a
speech stating that at the rates of the
present market the producers claimed
to be doing a prosperous business
Mr Sewall Rep N J answered
reading a statement showing that
many pottery workers were out of
work as a result of the present low
The Jones amendment was disajjieed
to yeas 21 nays 32
j Mr Heitfeld voted in the affirmative
with the Democrats and Messrs Can
non and McEnery in the negative with
the Republicans
The committee offered a substitute
which was agreed to on the paragraph
covering tiles glazed or unglazed It is
practically the same as the house para
Paragraph 92 covering articles com
posed of earth and mineral substances
was taken up and Mr Cafferv of
Louisiana offered an amendment re
ducing the rate from 35 to 20 per cent
on undecorated ware
The Cafferv amendment was de
feated 19 to 26 Mr Heitfeld voted
with the Democrats in the affirmative
and Mr Jones of Nevada with the Re
publicans In the negative
The committee amendments to the
paragraphs were then agreed to
The paragraph covering gas retorts
lava tips etc heretofore passed over
was agreed to as reported On para
graph 94 covering plain green flint or
lime bottles Mr Vest proposed an
amendment reducing the rates on bot
tles holding more than one pint from
c per nound to c
Ir Vest said in support of his
amendment that the American produc
ers controlled the market ariti could ex
port goods without a duty
Mr Vests amendment was disagreed
to yeas 21 nays 29 The paragraph
was then agreed to as reported
The consideration of the bill pro
ceeded from the point reached at the
last session viz Paragraph 105 re
lating to spectacles eyeglasses gog
JIPS etc
Mr Vest opposed the proposed rates j
saying they ranged from 65 to 180 per
cent on articles of necessiu j
Mr Platt of Connecticut urged that i
the low priced foreign goods were so i
poor that they should be excluded out
right by duties tP to 300 per cent if
need be
Mr Aldrich argued that low priced
spectacles from abroad were so poor
that it would be of advantage to ex
clude them from use in this country
Mr White of California said this was
the first time that the sanitary argu
ment had been used in support of a
high tariff and Mr Caffery declared
that the American people did not as
sume that their spectacles be tried by
Mr Aldrich
Mr White offered an amendment
substituting the rates of the present
laMr Whites amendment was defeated
and the paragraph was agreed to as re
At this point 230 p m Senator
to a ques
Smith of New Jersey rose j
tion o personal privilege and made
the following statement reading from I
Mr President During my absence
from the senate the other day I ascer I
tained from the Record that in a very
remarkable deliverance by the senator I
from South Carolina Mr Tillman he
became sponsor for a newspaper clip
ping in which my name was mentioned
in connection with the schedule in the
pending tariff bill It Is unnecessary
for me to say that the statement In
the newspaper clipping in question Is
absolutely and unqualifiedly untrue I
have not during this session of con
gress bought or sold directly or In
directly a single share of sugar stock
nor at any time prior to this and other
legislation affecting the value of sugar
or sugar stock was pending
Mr Tillman sat at his desk wihile
the statement was being made hut
made no move toward replying The
consideration of the tariff bill was
I quickly resumed
The remaining paragraphs relating
to glass were agreed to reported
except the paragraph covering stained
or painted glass windows whIch vent
over at the request of Mr Allison
When the marble and stone schedule
was taken up Mr Vest made a contest
on the paragraph relating to manufac I
tures of agate etc moving a iciiuc
tion of the rate from 50 to 20 per ctnt I
The amendment was defeated yeasMi
nays 29
The committee proposed a change in I
the amendment relating to marbleand
onyx leaving the marble rate re
ported and placing onyx in block i at I
5150 per cubic foot T < ij
Mr Vest remarked that this was a
raise of 300 per cent over the present I
rate to which Mr Aldrich assent d
Ir Caffery spoke against such a
heavy Increase warning Mr AldrIch
that he was digging the graved of
Mr Aldrich answered that the pro
posed rates were required In order to
give the American producers of onyx
adequate protection against Mexican
Mr White supported the committee
on this amendment showing a differ
ence with his Democratic associates on
the finance committee in this respect
Mr Perkins of California spoke ol
the growing onyx Industry In his state
and their need of adequate protection
against the brilliant grades of onyx
produced by the cheaper labor of Mex
ico He stated also that geologists had
located large onyx deposits in Arkan
sas and he expressed surprise thatthe
Arkansas senator Mr Jones was not
Theatre Macs Meeting
Tariff Debate in the Senate
Sugar Searles is Free
Reeds Conduct Attacked in tho
The Cheyenne Indian Troubles
Water Fight in Ogden
Yankees Worse Than Cubans
Utah Pumice Stone
Affairs of the County
Yesterday in the Courts
Bancroft and Dodgo Chuaomy
Brigham Young Family Gathering
High School Closing Exercises
The Markets of the World
General Sporting News
News From Towns Nearby
Some Living Pioneers
Fleeing Councilmen
Suicide at St George
I ready to help his people to develop the
Mr Jones replied energetically that
I in his judgment there was no Justifi
cation for the tariff taxation except
I and he
for the purposes of revenue
would notgiye his support to any ex
I cessive taxeenif it did benefit the
people of his state Such taxation for
private benefit was robbery pure and
I I simple he said
I In referring further to the rates on
I I onyx Mr White said they would be
less than those given by the present
sugar schedule which he added in
cidentally he understood would never
I be voted 01
This drew a response from Mr Caf
fery as to the sugar schedule His state
I produced cane sugar he said while
I the state of Mr White produced beet
sugar But as for himself he did not
1 approve of the sugar schedule of the
i Dingley bill or of the senate and he
would not support either one of them
The present duty on sugar suited him
he said as against any of the pro
posed changes Mr White and Mr
Jones of Arkansas both minority
members of the finance committee had
divergence of opinion between them an
several colloquys which disclosed a j I
divergence of opinion between them
and in response to jocular remarks
from Mr White Mr Jones said a 300 I
per cent increase could not be laughed
into respeciaomty
The committee amendment placing I I
onyx at L50 per cubic foot was then
agreed to yeas 31 nays 17 Messrs
White and Rawlins voted with the Re
I publicans in the affirmative
The committee amendment as a
whole relating to marble and onyx was
agreed to
I A contest was made on free stone
and other classes of undressed stone
Mr vest rnoMd a i duction trcm 11
to 7 cents per cubic foot
Mr Vest pointed out that the pro
I posed rate was 3 cents greater than
the McKinley rates under which the
exports were less than under the V il
son rates Mr Vests amendment was
disagreed to yeas IS nays 27
On dressed free stone Mr Vest
moved a reduction from 50 to 30 per
cent In this connection Mr Vest re
marked that it became his melancholy
duty to refer to another duty raised
above the McKinley rate Already he
said he had pointed out about 30 In
cidents of the kind although Mr Ald
rich had claimed there were but half
a dozen rates above those in the Mc
Kinley bill It had reached a point
Mr Vest said when the advocates of
the bill had lost all veneration and
respect for that tariff act bearing the
name of the president of the United
Mr Lodge of Massachusetts and Mr
Gallinger of New Hampshire spoke of
the greater labor cost in the quarrying
of granite in the United States over
that In Scotland and Sweden and Mr
Gallinger expressed the hope that when
the bill got into conference the protec
tion afforded American granite work
ers would be greater than ever be
Messrs Caffery Mills and Vest spoke
against the committee rates
Mr Vests amendment was then dis
agreed to yeas 19 nays 2S
The other paragraphs relating to
stone and slate were agreed to as re
This brought the senate up to sched
ule C relating to metals and manu
facturers of metals
Mr White suggested that as the sen
ate was drawing near to the suga
schedule any new schedule even in an
I embryo form ought to be presented at
I an early day as senators desired to
make calculations on it
I The senator will receive ample no
tice responded Mr Aldrich smilingly
we will I try to accommodate him
I At 5 oclock I the senate held an ex
ecutive session and soon afterward ad
I journed
I ca I I
Expert Ames Continues
San Francisco June 1At todays
nroceedings in the case of Angus vs
Craven Involving the genuineness of
the socalled pencil will of James G
I Fair Expert Ames continued his crit
ical examination of Fairs chirography
I pointing out the alleged differences be
tween the writlns in the pencil will
and the admittedly genuine letters oi
the dead millionaire
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Action of the Judge if f s the Great
Sugar Cae
k 1
Even if lien
Money Had Given For
the Purpose of ilecting State
legislators Who tou1d in Time
Elect a United Stales Senator it
Was Beyond the tower of the
United States to 10 Behind the
Election of LegisLiivs = Members
Washington June 1 In the case
of John E Searies
ic Sugar trust
witness Judge Bradle ordered the
jury to bring in a vert ct of accuittal
holding that the que ions asked by
the senate committee ere not perU I
nent and If so not wit in the jurisdic
tion of tie committee
The judges opinion was exhaustive
It had been reduced to writing He I
pointed out that Mr Searles had testi u
fied specifically that no money had
been contributed by tHe
ttTnSPn1 riVUted Sugar trust to
campaign er tor the pur
pcse of Influencing legislation or the
election of United States senators As
to the local contributions Mr Searies
had testified that he did not know how
the contributions haa been used by
whom and for what parpose
The questions Jut fc > the defendant
were claimed to be pertinent to the
second and third divisions of the sena
torial inquiry namel as to whether
the Sugar trust had contributed I sums
to campaign funds wlih the purpose of j
Influencing the election of United States
senators and whetheii any senator had
been a party to a compact with the <
Sugar trust Certainl the Judge said j
a simple Investigation as to whether the
Sugar trust had contributed to the
campaign fund would be an unwar
ranted search into the private affairs
of the comuany and plainly beyond
the power of the senate The senate
committee had reported that no testi
mony had been produced to show that
the Sugar trust had made any contri
butions to any national camnaicn fund
or for the purpose of affecting lecisla
tion If money had gone for the pur
pose of electing members of state leg
islatures who in time would elect a j
United States senator It was beyond
the power of theUnlted States senate to
go behind the election of legislative J
members If this wvre true as to state
matters how much more true was it of I
local elections It would be the wildest a
conjecture to assume that the money 4
so contributed In any way had gone to
make ui the sugar schedule
It appeared from the report of the
committee that they were not In pos 1
session of any facts upon whIch they 1
could base the most remote hope of
showing an ultimate connection be
tween the Sugar trusts contributions
and the sugar schedule Under these
circumstances it must be held that the
questions asked were lot pertinent and
if construed to be pertinent they were i
an unwarranted prying into the af
fairs of the company and therefore
beyond the jurisdiction of the senate
Judge Bradley therefore sustained
the motion of the defense and ordered tl
the jury to return a verdict of acquit
aL The jury accordingly rendered a
verdict of not guilty and Mr Searies
was free i
The cases of E K Edwards and John 1
S Shriver the newspaper correspond
ents were postponed until next Moa
No Doubt But it Will Be Taken Up
on Friday
Special to The Herald
Washington June IThere is no
doubt that today the house will take
up the Uncompahgre matter and will
adopt the amendment the test of
which appeared In The Herald a few
days ago and which was passed by
the senate It provides for the opening s
of all lands on the reservation except
the mineral lands
Mr King delivered an address today
at a meeting in the Columbia theatre
held under the ausrJces of the Womens
National Cuban League
Dangers of the Deadly Dynamite Il
Special to 7hf Herald
Wyo June IA H Ber
berg met with a serious mishap at the
North Star mine in Cooper hill district
near Laramie today Saturday after
he placed a stick of dynamite in
position noon in the mine to make t a blast
and lighted the fuse but the dynamite
Today Berberg returned
failed to Ignite
attempted to
turned to the mine and
pick out the charge when an awful
followed Berbers was
explosion thrown from the shaft with tons of
and lay on the ground
hours earth before he was discovered His
had been blown off his
left broken and his head badly
left arm There was hardly a place on his
cut was bruised and cut
body but what
lIe will probably recover
Special to The Herald
Cheyenne Wyo June lGeorge Milan
employee of the Union
lan aged 65 an
Pacific shops here met with a horrible
early hour this morn
accident at an
fn and which will result in his death
In a shanty In South
MIlan lives He was drunk last night
Cheyenne smoke
attempted to I
and this morning bed The bed clothing
his pipe while before IIIan could
caught fire and 1
back of his head and shoul
escape the burned to a crIsp The hack
dora vas were destroyed and Milan now lies at
the point of death
Another Wave
I Reading Pa Jine lOver 100 men
from different parts of the Reading
stopped work today on account
Iron works recuctlcn of wages of pud
count filers from of S2t io 1240 per ton and
proportIOn about IQ per cent
others In took effect
A urevlous
March 1
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