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Volume viii. big stone gap, wise county, va., thursday, january 25,1900, number 4,
FIGHTING ALL DAY
iir?n. Warrin Knifed With tlie
Enemy al Sprarinan's Camp
and Potgieten Drift.
MITISnrOBClS MADE SOME ADYAJICE
Ibey Howsstf Keport That Nearly
llirce lltir.lro't Officers i>nd Men
\Wre Killed sad Wouudcd.
Uorru llrlvra Tr'rom Tbelr 1'oallli.i,
Hy lbe Hrarr K.re ol Ihe Knj
Data lintier.ea?-Lori. II..beria
London, Jan 22. Ths war ottos ro
.?> three 'li:.''.'.'..'. dispatches from
,.,? Huller, Bil dat*d St Spearman's I
ramp. The t'.rst one was seal at G:5.*.
n in . and s*id:
?lu order lo relieve the pressure on
('rn. Warren and t<> sacertain the
strength ol the enemy In the position
In front nf Pot gi*ter* drift, (icu. LyS*i
n made a reconnaiasnes in force j
vesterdsy. This kept ihe enemj in
their treBehes in full force all (lay.
our easusltiei 3d battalion Kings
? ,ui killed, iii wonnded,
The leeond dispatch was dated at
IO ii. m.. .'uni wai as follows:
"lin- folio wi np were wounded in the
ii ? . n near Venterr Sj*ruit yesterday:
"Officers Staff, (ol. B. Hamilton
nnd Maj. C. McGregor; Second Lan*
,avl,ire FnsHeers, Capt. R. 1'.
l'.lnnt and Second Li.-nts. M. 0.
< rofton and K. .1. M. Barrett; Flrsl
llordii Kif!, s, < apt. C. 1>. Vaughan
sud Second Lieut. Muriel", First York
and l.iiiiyaeliiri?*-. Second Lieut. Keir*
tr-., >??<??.nd Dublin Fuslleera. Capt. C.
A. Ilensle* (since dead), and Maj. F.
Knglish; Second (.onions, Second
I ? it, P. I>. Stewart, and 279 nou
cotnmissloned officers and men."
The third and inst one was sent ut
'.. j>. in , snd said:
".icu Warren has been engaged all
day, chiefly on dir- left, which he has
swim** forwnrd ahoul a couple of
miles, The ground ta very difficult,
snd ns the fighting is all the time up?
hill, it is difficult to say exactly how
nimh ui have gained, i*ut 1 think wc
H..- making substantial progress."
h: Um ..lan. I.'-'. The Natal Adevr*
liner has the following from Spear*
? Camp, dated Sat unlay:
"lien. Warren's column attacked a
Irngthy Hoer position on the northern
? of Spion. A hesvy bombsrd-|
ment by a field battery, preceded the
?dvsnee. The Boers eventually replied
with two guns, several machine guns
?ad rifles. The British responded sim
Harry, and long rsngs filing became
general, lasting until dark.
"(Jen. Hililyard drew the Hoers from'
a splendid position simultaneously by
a demonstration on their frontal posi?
tion, dru wini* a iceble fire from their
Nordeufcldt's rind rifles. The British
n.iTal guns and howitzers shelled the
trenches with excellent effect, and
rosny Hoers were observed bolting.
The Hrltish artillery completely ai?
ls ned the Doer tire, nnd?at night fall
the British infantry occupied an ex?
cellent advanced position."
London, Jan. BS. -A third supple
?nrntary list of the llritish casualties
In the attack upon Ladysmith on Jan?
uary rt. was pubiahed by the war of
(lee. lt shown 2H non-commissioned
and men killed and five seri
i wounded. This brings the to?
tal of casualties in thut engagement
I ".irenro Marques, .lan. 22.?A diH
pateh from (labert.iics, undated, says:
"*. "I. PlnSBST has worked down this
far toward Mafeking with three ar?
mored trains and a relieving force.
Ihe bridge is being rebuilt, so thut
he may proceed.
London. Jan. 22. The war office has
received the following from Lord
Roberta, dated Cape Town, January
tl: "(len. French reports a demon?
stration with cavalry and two guns
toward Hebron on Friday, but that
otherwise his sit nut lon is unchanged."
Spearman' (amp. Jan. 2*2.?Gen.
Warren'K engagement continues. Ile
has forced thc enemy from three po
' Minns, The Lancashire and Irish bri
gsdes are advancing steadily. The lire
is very severe occasionally.
Cape Town, Jan. 20.?The American
ttospitsl ship Maine, from Ihe West
India docks, London, December 23,
BBS arri" ed here.
Mnfr-klng, Jun. C., by runner to Mo
demil, Jan. 14, viu Louren/o Marques.
Jan. 21. "We concentrated our artil?
lery, consisting of a seven-pounder, a
Nordeufeldt and one little old ships
"?un, on January 3, emplucing during
the darkness, so as to bear on the
enemy's big siege gun. We carefully
concealed the guns until the next aft?
ernoon, when after the enemy had
fired a couple of shells, we let loose
nil our pieces, firing nnd loading as
fast ?s possible.
"One of our shots must have thrown
to* enemy's siege gun out of position,
m it ceused firing. With glasses we
ould sec the Boers rapidly relnforc
Bg that point.
"Ihe next day they moved back
heir guns 700 yards. They emplaced
? five-pounder snd proceeded to drop
hHU regularly into Market square.
"We hav-* made up our minds to
tick it out snd have? food for another
Ihre* months. The whole garrison ls
""mrsged at the enemy for tiring upon
Jie women's laager."
Can. tartar S**ria*r*al*r 111.
New Vork, Jan. lt,. KV( apt. Ol^r
n kt Curter, priso.... iu (uk,*,. Wil
am, (iovnnor's Island, pending bia
ppeal from the sentence of a court*
isrttal for the ta ranna li hurbor
"uda, is seriously UL
EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO.
It Waa Kirai Fell Alon* Hie 1'aeiOa
loaat, and Travel**1 Arro., tba
. ?>imlr> Kr.lnnri).
Colina, Mex., Jan. 22?An earth?
quake shock l>egnn her* at n quarter
before midnight Friday and assumed
Serious proportions at Tenimata, many
bouses being badly injured nnd some
of light construction wrecked. There
**rw. great, consternation nnd people
nisbed into the streets, some barely
escaping with their lives. Seven peo?
ple were killed outright nnd 60 were
wounded and sre being cared for by
the local surgeon*..
It was reported thnt the volcano
bnd burst into eruption but it now
appears that the phenomenon was
confined to subterranean manifesta?
tions. Local scientific men Irclieve
that the earthquake traveled from mi?
ller the Pacific ocean and that when
news reaches herc from the coast
there will be interesting details.
The governor of this state has ap?
pointed a commission to inspect the
churches and public edifices, while
OWnsra of houses injured in the earth-!
quake will be compelled to put them
In condition of security. Quiet has re- I
Guadalajara, Mex., Jan. 22.?At mid-;
night Friday sn earthquake shock '
cracked the arches and staircase of
the state palace and porticos of the
university nnd the Degaltado theater,
the latter one of the most massive
structures fiere. The church of Kan
Francisco and San Jose were dam?
aged. Tbe government has closed Sn
prnrio church, fearing the dome will
fall in. Carmen barracks wns badly
damaged and news from Znpotlan
nnd Sarnia p.tnle that several houses
were demolished. The shock was'
felt severely at San Hlas. on the Pa?
cific, and noises underground were
bearii resembling the hoarse rumbling
of a heavy sea dashing on shore. Me- (
teorologist Cootera* predicts a reps* ,
tition of the shocks.
DANISH WEST INDIES.
Th?* Slate ti.in.ii.I..-ni wm Not Hr
aumr Negotiation, for Their
Aequ.altioii ut I'reaent.
Washington, Jan. SI.?Ths depart- '
ment of state will not take up, .it
present, the suggestion that negotia?
tions be resumed with Denmark for '
the acquisition of the Danish West I
Indies. Talk about negotiations is '
said to be premature, warranted only '
by thc feet that certain business men (
lr New York regard ns desirable that I
Denmark be again approached on the
No opportunity will Ire afforded to
anybody who aspires to carry on ne?
gotiations for the purpose of enjoy?
ing n commission from the sale.
it is felt quite safe to leave the is
lands in Denmark's hands, as no for
eign power would undertake to secure
them without the approval of thei'
United States. It is known that the
islands nre n burden to Denmark, but '
It is also felt thnt congress would not
Just yet sanction the purchase of
RECEIPTS IN CUBA. j
The Total lor the Year tsjllO Wna I
flo,:*17,-U?7?For the Month ot I
I Ieee in her. fl,Taf*MBI.
Washington, Jan. 22.?The war de
partment gave out tbs statement Sat
unlay that the total receipts for thi '
entire island of Cuba for the month
of December were $1,733,221.
The total receipts for the entire ^
Island for tho calendar year ending
December 31, 18!)9, by items, were: I
Customs, $14,072,114; internal rev- 8
enuc. $7">7,2S3; postal receipts from ?
July 1, 1S90, to December 31. IBO'... 8
frJ4.f>l4; miscellaneous receipts from *
July 1, ls:.!., to December 31. 1899, *
82,J3..'>S4; total receipts, $1 .'.,217,497.42.
WEBSTER DAVIS' MISSION. 1
Drltlshera Ilelleve That Ma Maa n r
Special Object In \ lal! Iras* tho .'J
Trana*.nail Jual at Thia Tl mr. j
I.ourcnzo Marques, Jan. 22.?Web- J
iter Davis, United States assistant
secretary of the interior, arrived here
on his way to Pretoria and called up?
on the governor-general, Capt. Alvaro
Dacosta Ferreira, who gave him a
most courteous reception and request?
ed him to convey a message of special
friendship to President McKinley.
Tbe Transvaal government has in?
formed Mr. Davis that President Kru?
ger's saloon carriage will convey him
I oluiul.ua Weraaa KU.rd br Train. (]
Columbus, 0., Jan. 21.?Mrs. Jame* ),
Henry, aged 56, waa struck by an v
cast-bound Big Four passenger train **
and instantly killed. Mrs. Henry waa
crossing tbe tracks nt Fifth avenue,
ind, as lt was raining briskly, ap?
parently never saw the approaching v
train. She was hurled some forty t
feet and badly crushed, death being tl
iustantnueous. She had no children, b
Gea. Anderson Relieved. (.
Cbicngo, Jaa. 21.?Brig. Gen. Thoa. 0
M. Anderson, commander of tbe de- R
partment of the lakes was relieved
from sctive duty Saturday, having *
reached the age limit, 64 years. Gen.
James F. Wade, department of the Da- C
kotas, has been ordered to assume n
temporary command of the depart* TS
ment of tbe lakes. I.
Attaeka rn P**k Trala. '
Washington, Jan. 31.?Gen. Otis Sst*
jrdiiy reports th* ambushing of a o
)ack train in Laguna province by ths
naurgents and the killing of two men, p
?rounding of five and nine missing. Q
Juba llvikla Ural, V
London. Jsn. m.?John Ruskin diet! J
?aturdsy afternoon of influoma, aged ,;
II years. ?
England to Be Invited to Join in
tlie Promotion of an Inter?
RESOLUTION ON POLYGAMY EXPORTED
The Measure, as Amended Hy the Com?
mittee. Was Accepted Hy tho
Senate aud I'asHed.
Several Nomination. Made br the
Prealdrnt?Mundar Waa ma?
triel of Columbia Day
lii tbe lloaae.
Washington, Jan. 23.?Soon after
the senate convened Monday a joint
resolution was offered by Mr. Flatt
(N. Y.) authorizing the president to
invite the government of Great Brit?
ain to join in thc promotion of an in?
ternational commission to examine
and report on the diversion of the
waters that are the boundaries of the
two countries. It was referred to the
committee on foreign relations.
Mr. Hoar, chairman of the judiciary
committee, reported back the resolu?
tion of Mr. Rawlins (Ctah) for an In*
rpi irv upon polygamy, with B recom?
mendation that the first and last par?
agraphs of the resolution be adopted.
Ihe report was accepted, and thc res
alntion BS amended adopted. As
passed the resolution reads:
"To what extent polygamy is prac?
ticed or polygamous marriages en?
tered into in the United States, or In
(.laces over which they have jurisdic?
Mr. Allen (Neb.) offered a resolution
"tilling upon the secretary of the
IreSBliry to furnish the senate with
ill information, consisting of corrc
qiondcnce nnd verbal communications
fie may have had with A. B. Hepburn
ind other officials of thc National
'Tty bank of New York, concerning
rite transmission of thc custom house
~>t New York to the National City
jank. lt went, over under objection.
At the conclusion of the routine
nisincss, Mr. Pritchard (N. C.) called
ip his resolution relating to the pro?
posed amendment to the constitution
? f North Carolina, which, if adopted,
t is alleged, disfranchises a large class
)f voters of the state.
After the reading of thc resolution
Vfr. Pritchard addressed the senate
ll support of it, his address being in
he nature of a reply to that delivered
'cveral days ago by Senator Morgan.
The president sent the following
lOtninStionS to thc senate Monday:
Army To bc brigadier general
/nited States volunteers, Col. George
vt. Kondall, 8th infantry, I'. S. A.; Col.
lames Bell, 27th infantry, V. S. V.
To be second lieutenants United
"tates volunteers, Sergt. Charles McG.
Switzer, Company ll, 45th infantry,
J. S. V.
To be paymaster United States
irmy with rank of major, Capt. Al
'red S. Frost.
This was Dist rid of Columbia day
n the house, Before the day was
?laimed for business relating to the I
Jistrict, some minor business was
The question of the change of ref
?rence of the estimates for the Kock
slnnd and Springfield armories from
he committee on military affairs to
he committee on appropriations ;
vas taken up.
This question involved the appro- j
iriation for the construction of small )
irms and the motion to change refer- !
nee was held in abeyance pending nn
ittempt to compromise the eontro- (
ersy. The horse then proceeded to
bs consideraton of District matters.
Several minor bills were passed. It
vas agreed that the estimates for the
lock Islam1 and Springfield armories
hould be reicrred to the speaker for
efcrence as an original proposition.
Lhen at 12:40 p. m. the house ad
The special committee to investi
?ate the case of Representative-elect
toberts, of Ulah, Monday arranged !
he programme for the consideration
if the case in the house, lt will be
ailed up Tuesday immediately after
he reading of the journal. Mr. Tay?
ar, of Ohio, chairman of thc eomniit
ee will open the debate in favor of
be majority resolution to exclude,
Dd will be followed by Mr. Littlefield,
f Maine, who will present the argu
aent in favor of seating and then ex
elling Mr. Roberts. Mr. Roberts will
hen be given an opportunity to ad*
ress the house. He will then bs al*
awed as much time ns he desires,
rithin reasonable limits. The vote
rill be taken st 4:30 p. m. Thursday.
War Waged an nata.
Washington. Jan. 23.?Experiments
iith dead rats at Kobe, Japan show
bat they are the main factor in the
insemination of plague germs. The
raith department of Kobe, Osakn,
okohama, Hong Kong and Shanghai
re distributing hundreds of thousand!
f rat traps, with strict orders to kill
nd burn all tbe rats possible.
TB* Craatellaaea Arrive.
New York, Jan. 23.?Count Boni de
astellane and Countess de Castcllane,
es Gould, arrived In this country
londay, on the French line steamship
s Bretagne, from Buvre, France,
bey went to the Waldorf-Astoria ho?
aa. Wkeeler Will Sall Wednesday.
Washington, Jan. 23.?Tbe war .!.*
artment received a cablegram from
en. Otis Monday stating that Gen.
.'heeler will sail from Manila Wed
esday on the transport Warren for
be United States, by way of Guam
"Washington. Jan. 15. -Senate?Senator
McCi.mas Introduced a Joint resolution
extending the thanks of congress to Hear
I Adms. Sanipann and Schley. It was re*
r:- rel to naval affairs committee. Tha
Pettigrew resolution relating to the be
I ginning >.f th- rtilllf.ptne Inaurrec-ion waa
taken up an i dlBCuaaed. Reoolutiens wera
f-ili.pt*>.> c,-? liing on the secretary of the
nav) ? lo Uio senate the number of
?reassls In course <.f construction, tha
number of men require.| to man them
and the number of men In the navy and
the n. mber of ottlcera and nun on each
House?June W. dayl*, ol Kentucky,
who was sleeted to succeed the i.vte Evan
Rein.- waa sworn In. Air. Tannin r*p...t
< il thc urgency deficiency bill which went
.Arr. A resolution was adopted calling
upon the secretary of state fur informa?
tion relative to the agreement between
the United Bt*tes and Oreat Urttaln
which prevented the t'lilteri States from
building, arming or maintaining more
than one war ves?el upon the Great
Lakes. The rest of the dav was devoted
to District of ('.lumbla business.
Washington. Jan. 16?Senate- The sen?
ate is still In the throes ot discussion of
the 1'hilippinc question, amt api-art-ntly
th<-re ia no near approach lo h deliverance
upon th.- subjeet. A resolution calling on
th.- [.resident for his Intrtruotions to the
Paris pnacc commissioners was defeated
hy a vote of ll to la, Thc senate ratilled
, the Samoan treaty wltho'it division. The
ratification occurred in executive session
after two hours of debate, which was par?
ticipated tn by a number of senators.
House?The urgency deficiency bill occu?
pied the entire time of the house, most ot
lt In discussion of an Item of SIM.OOO for
rural free delivery. In which all are per?
Washington, Jan. 17.?Senate?An agree.
m>-nt was reach* d tn tike tha final rot!
' on the pending bill fixing gold as ths |
standard of value in thc Unit. I State) sb
"?Ybru.iry 15. A resolution of inquiry re- j
i gardlng the conduct of the Philippine wai !
wai adopt.'.! The resolution offerer! by
Mr. Hale (Mci SS to the seizure of (lour :
by the British aiithn-itles was adopted.
Mr. Teller fall, rep., Col.) then addressed I
the senate upon the tlnanclal bill until ad- j
House- The house members got Into a I
heated discussion over ths sale of ths
N". \v York custom house hy Secretary
dage, which lasted over two hours. Th*
Hfttiv appropriation bill was then dis
' cussed for some time, and then tha urgent
i deficiency bill was paaaed with only one
j unlmpot tam amendment.
Washington. Jan. ll*?**Sen*te After ths '
i opening of the senate. Mr. Wellington oc*
i upled over an hour continuing the debate
tn tho Philippine question. His conten?
tion ?'*s thal tbe United .'tates should
not take permanent po* teaalon of the
archipelago, but after subduing the insur?
rection confer upon the Filipinos the right
to g iv. rn th. msalv. a. affording them such
prot. Ctlon as they might neel. Mr. Teller
resumed his speech on the financial bill,
lie had not concluded his remarsk wh.-n ,
ha sosp*nd*d them for tho day.
Hoiine?The house passed the senate bill
' to extend the power* Of the director ot
tht* census after striking out the commit*
! tee amendment to suthorlse the director
to contract for extra printing with prl*
, vate contractor*. Ths whole righi was
upon that amendment. The Influence of
i the public printer and the labor organiza?
tions of tlie country was employed against
lt. and after a lively debate of several
hours it wai overwhelmingly defeated.
The publl. a-lon of the reports of the U'th
therefore will be made by the pub*
' lie printer, as in the past.
Washington. Jan. 13? Senate- A resolu?
tion was adopted .ailing upon th* presi?
dent f"r Information as to whether nny
representative of the Transvaal had ap?
plied to the United Stat's government
tor recognition, and If such application
bad been tn,nie. if it had been accepted,
and, if ii"t, why not. On thia question
I Mr. H*le, of Maine, snld that "The war
, which Or**! Kritnln la waring ls tho
most fell blow at human liberty that has
been struck in the century." lie declared
: that nine-tenths of the American peopll
sympathised with the Boen In the pres?
ent struggle. Mr. Morgan addressed the
i senate briefly on the financial bill before
the senate adjournod.
House?The pension appropriation bill,
carrying tl*\2?S,2&0, was passed by the
house, lt was mnde tha vehicle of an at
tuck upon the commissioner of pensions
by several members and as a result a
rider was put upon the bill by unani?
mous consent empowering the commis?
sioner In hlsdlscretlonto withhold the fees
of attorneys of record In pension casea
where he was satlyfled that the attorneys
had not prepared the cases under their
Washington, Jan. 20.?Senate?Not !n
House?The reports of the special com?
mittee of Investigation in the ease of I
Brigham H. Roberts, of Ptah, were pre?
sented The minority report favors seat?
ing Mr. Huberts ann then expelling him
fm polygamous practices, while tha ma
lorlty report favors excluding him entire?
ly. A bill was introduced for the estab?
lishment of a United States military fort
not more than 10 miles distant from the
falls in the Ohio river at Louisville. A
large nutnlK-r of private pension bills
were Introduced, and the rest of tha day ,
was devoted to eulogies on tha life and
character of the lute Lorenzo Danforth.
Chicago llrnlnscc Canal OfllclalB Do
Nut 1'enr ( iniitri'itloiial Inquiry
Into the Canal Scheme.
Washington. Jan. 20.?The house
committee on commerce ordered a fa?
vorable report on the bill for the ap?
pointment of, by the president, of a
commission of three membera to in?
vestigate the pollution of water sup?
plies when it affects more than one '
The bill heretofore hus been opposed
by Mr. Mann, of Illinois, on the
ground that it was aimed against the
Chicago drainage canal. Mr. Mann
withdrew his objections and read a
letter from Chairman Wenter, of the
sanitary district of Chicago, stating
that it wns the conviction of thc
board that an impartial investigation
will place them In a good nnd advan?
Owenavllle Hank Bobbers.
Princeton, Ind., Jan. 21.?Joseph
Lindon, John Norton and Patrick
Jones, the three Owensville bank rob
bera, brought here Friday night from
Evansville, were arraigned Sat unlay
morning before the circuit court and
all three entered pleaB of not guilty.
Their trials were sent for February
1. They ure charged with two counts,
burglary and grand larceny. The men
were brought into the court room
guarded by five officers. A curious
mob of people filled the court room
and corridors of the court house.
Tbe prisoners will be kept here under
special guard until date of trial.
Arbitration or lockout.
Chicago, .Tan. 21?The Building
Contractors' council has given notice
to the Building Trades council that Sj
definite answer must be made to the
proposition for a joint arbitration
..emmit tee January 27. If not made,
the assumption is that the Building
Contractors' council will take steps
totAfird declaring a lockout.
Ala.kan 'teamer Overdae.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 22.?Great anx?
iety is manifested over the non-arrival
of the steamer City of Seattle, now fire
daya overdue from Skugway.
BEFORE THE HOUSE
Thc Special Committee of Investi?
gation of the Roberts Case
Makes a Report.
MEMBERS DIYIDED ON THE SUBJECT.
The Majority of the Opinion That the |
Congressman-Kleot From Hah
Should Re Ousted at Once.
Ita Inri tr Says That Ile Should Ile
I.-.peile,! at One-*-.Minority Fa?
vor* Illa lielns Saturn la
anti Thea Heated.
Washington. Jan. 21. The report I
o' the special committee ol inn-alb
f St lon in the case of Brigham ll. Hob?
art*-, of Utah, were presented to the
house Saturday. It said:
"The committee is unanimous in Ila
belief that Mr. Roberts ough ? not to
remain a member of th,. hoi-f*** of rep?
resentative*. A majority arc of tin
opinion that he ought not to be per?
mitted to l-ecome a member; that th.n
house has the right to exclude him. \
minority are of the opinion Hist the
proper course of procedure - to per?
mit him to be sworn in and Ines expel
him by a two-thirds vote under th*
constitutional provision providing f..r
"Your committee desires to lUotert
with the utmost positiveness at this
point that not only is the proposition
of expulsion as applied to thii ease
without a precedent, but thal exclu?
sion is entirely In accord wi*h prin?
ciple, authority and legislativs enact?
ment which the house of represents*
tirea has ever taken.
"For convenience we presen' In-'c
with, before proceeding to extended
argument in support nf th ? commit?
tee's resolution the following sum?
"Upon the facts stated, the major?
ity of thc committee assert that the
claimant ought not to be permitted
to take a seat in the house of repre?
sentatives, and that the seat to which
he was elected ought to he declared
"The minority, on the other hand,
assert that he ought to be sworn in
in order that if happily two-thirds
vote therefore he may be exp* lied.
"Three distinct grounds of disquali?
fication are asserted against Huberts:
"First- By reason of his violation
of the Edmunds hw.
"Second Hy reason ol his notori?
ous and defiant violation of the laws
of the land, of the decisions of the
supreme court and of the proclama?
tions of the president, holding him?
self above thc law and not amenable
"No government could possibly ex?
ist in the face of such practices. He
is in open war against the laws and
Institutions of the country, whose
congress bc seeks to enter. Such an
idea is intolerable, lt is upon the
principle asserted on this ground thnt
all cases of exclusion have been based.
"Three- His election as represents
tive is an explicit and offensive viola?
tion of the understanding by which
Utah was admitted as a state.
"The objection is made to the re?
fusal to admit Roberts that the con?
stitution excludes the idea that any
objection cnn be made to his coming
in if he is 25 years of nge, has lieeit
seven years a citizen of thc United
States, and was an inhabitant of Utah
when elected, no matter how odious
or treasonable or criminal may have
been his life and practices. To thia
"First?Thnt the language of the
constitutional provision, the history
of its framing in the constitutional
convention, and its context dearly
show that it can not be construed to
pre-ent disqualification for crime.
"Second?That the overwhelming
authority of text book writers on the
constitution is to the effect that such
disqualification may be imposed by
the house, and no commentator on
the constitution specifically denies it.
"The courts of several of the states,
in construing annlagous provisions
have, with practical unanimity, de?
clared against such narrow construc?
tion of such constitutional provisions.
"Fourth?The house of representa?
tives has never denied that it had the
right to exclude a member-elect even
when he had the three constitutional
"Fifth?In many instances it has
distinctly asserted its right so to do
in cases of disloyalty and crime.
"Sixth?It psssed. in IMt, the test
oath act, which imposed a real and
rubstantial disqualification for mem?
bership In congress, disqualifying,
hundreds of thousands of American
citizenB. Tills law remained In force
for 20 years, and thousands of mem?
bers of congress were compelled to
tske the osth if required.
"Seventh?The house, in 1860, adopt?
ed s general rule of order, providing
that no person should be sworn in ns
s member against whom the objection
wss made that he was not entitled to
take the test oath, and if upon in?
vestigation such fact appeared, he was
to be permanently debarred from en?
"Kighth?The interesting proposi?
tion is made that the claimant be
sworn in snd then turned out. Upon
th* theory that the purpose is to per?
manently part company with Mr. Ilob
erts this is a dubious proceeding. Such
action requires the vote of two-thirds
of ths members."_
Will Not B-SB-f Salarlea.
Chicago. Jan. 21.?General Mansger
Brown, of th* Pullman Co., denies the
report that the palace car organiza?
tion has decided to reduce the salsriss
ol its conductors and porters.
THE WEEK'S NEWS.
latereatlac Rventa Taking* Plnee
TSrn-thnat Ihe I .mair* Ulvea
la a Driel lorna.
The American In -pttal ship Maine
has arri, ed at Cape Town from bon?
(Jen. .lames L Wade, of the depart?
ment of the l)rikot;>s. has taken tem?
porary charge of the department of
the lakes st Chicago.
An earthquake shook up nearly ntl
of Mexico, doing considerable .lama";''
alon.' the Pacific coast. \t Ti ltiinata
seven people were killed.
Pen Richardson, who murdered .Jail?
er Allen Henry at West Plains. Mo.,
was raptured at Mammoth Bprings,
Ark. Richardson confessed his crime.
A lan:.' mass meeting was held in
Washington, at which a series of res?
olutions '???re adopted expressing
sympathy for the Hoers and nsking
the president to offer his good Offices
ns a mediator.
C. G. Morleilge. who claims tn be an
actor, was arrested nt Kansas (itv for
highway robbery in holding np a sa?
loon in that city. Ile confessed ind
said he wanted the nione\ to start a
Mrs. Yan Horn has just died in tlie
state of Washington. On her death
lied she confessed to having m ti'-.!.-re.!
her mother in Sioux Palls, S. I>.. Jo
years ago. for this clime lier step
fal her, Thomas Fgan. was hanged in
(len. Warren's forces engaged the
F.oers near R pear man's camp all day
Sunday, renting them from their en?
trenchments at several places. The
itritish mad.- considerable advance,
but report that neath :?"? were killed
The body of George H. Eyre, a rich
young man of Chester, Pn? who went
on n shooting expedition in a skill' on
the Delaware river on I iei-eml.er tl,
and never rel urned, was found float?
ing in the river at Bridgeport, X. J.
He had been murdered and robbed.
The democratic state committee of
Oregon has decided t?. hold 11?? - state
convention in Portland, April 12,
The Baldwin Locomotive works nt
Philadelphia have obtained snothei
large order for engines from France.
Two hundred brickyards in West
Phelia and the Rhine country in tier
many have funned a pool.
White caps served notice on the
Negroes at Ripley, Tenn., that they
must leave or sutler the eonsequeuce*,
generally accepted as death.
The records of the immigration bu?
reau at Honolulu shows that since
June IS, last, 17,800 Japanese have
been landed at that port.
The bicycle industry in (ierinany
makes un unsatisfactory showing.
The Freya works at Munich lost $!'>,
000 Inst year, and the failure of the
establishment ia possible.
The Nicaraguan government will np
point Jose I). Rodrique/ and Bruno
JJuitrage as arbitrators for Nicaragua
In adjusting the difference with the
Maritime Canal Co.
Four r.!h ged counterfeiters were ar?
rested near Murfreesboro, Tenn., by
government officials. The leader con?
fessed, telling of their operations in
a big eave.
Mis. Anna ES. George, who was a few
monti's ago acquitted of the murder
of George D. Saxton, b*rother-in*!sw
of President McKinley, in Canton, is
now n model in cloak store in New
The pension bill, appropriating
1143^45,250, passed the house.
Osman Digna, principal general of
the Khalifa Abdullah, has BBSS cap?
The state department will not re?
sume negotiations for the purchase of
the Danish West In.Iles at present.
Gus H. Hyatt, thc famous train
robber, and A. Porter and William
Mills, escaped from the penitentiary
at Nashville, Tenn.
Martha Daniels, sged 16, charged
with the murder of Mrs. Belie Collins
at Williamson, W. Va., was acquitted,
huvi'ng proven an alibi.
Representative Grosvenor has in?
troduced O bill to put the label of
the Allied Printing Trades Council on
all Government publications.
The total receipts for the entire is?
land of (nba December --er.- $1,71'!,
01; for the calender j .-ar ending De?
cember 31, lb'A they were $15,217,
President Mitchell and Secretary
Pearce, of the National Mine Workers,
were re-elected by acclamation nt the
Indianapolis convention, the other
The German bark Marie, from Aus?
tralia, with a cargo of flour for the
Transvaal government, was seized by
th* british third class cruiser Pelorus
in Delagoa bay and taken to Durban
by a prize crew.
Gen. Anderson has lieen relieved of
his command of the department of
the lakes, he having reached the age
limit, 64 years. Gen James F. Wade,
nf the department of the Dakotas, bas
been ordered to assume temporary
command of the department of the
The special committee to investi?
gate the Roberts case made a report
to the bouse. The majority of the
committee are of the belief that he
should not be nllowed to become a
member owing to his polygamous
practices. The miuority favor seating
Mr. Roberts and then expelling him.
Adelbert Hay. the United States
?onsul sent to Pretoria, baa reached
(ape Town, and will proceed on his
way st once.
The British force* going to th* rs
a*f of Ladysmith have gotten within
IT miles of that city. They ar* fight*
ng the Boers near P >*-rieter's drift.
Th* Jail at Frank fort, Ky., ls hear?
ty guarded, nlthouv.lt no threats
dav* been made to |j i h Colson, the
nan charged with the t:iple tragedy
n th* Capitol hotel.
Fire million dollars will Ive spent
n Honolulu by an Americin aindi
Bats In building electric rallros ta "i
that city. Plans are already jwrf.-i 'cl
for the construction of .1 IO miles of
Martin llergen. QSfsbSff of lb* 1'os
icn baseball team last season, killel
his wife and two children at North
llloomtiel.l. Mass. He then commit?
ted suicide, lt is thought his action
was due to insanity.
A hill was Introduced In the house
".tending the diatom laws of th*
United States to Porto Kico and mak?
ing the islands a customs district.
This it is th..tight Would help Porto
Rico and not Injure our own indus?
Fire i:i IVtr.nl destroyed property
valued at SSU-OOO,
Th.- houas passed the argent defi?
ciency bill with only one unimportant
The president nominated Thuin as .1.
Henderson, of Illinois', to be ci vi lian
member of ordnance for fort I lies t ions,
Alfred Henry, Jsller at We?l Pi.ins,
M'i, was overpowered and killed by
two prisoners, who rustle their sarans.
l.oreii.'t* Prow ii, colored, under sen?
tence of death at Greenville, \. C.. es?
caped from the comity jail by cutting
il hole through the wall.
Capt, ttigabee, of battleship Miine
fame, has been detached from the Tex?
as ami saaigned IO Ihe head of the
naval intelligence bureau.
The Virginia house of delegates
passed Ihe ".lim Crow" rar bill, a
measure requiring separate cars for
whites and blacks on railroads .
British troops made un ail.ance
movement 15 miles west of Colenso,
surprised the Po. ts, drove theta from
their trenches ami crossed the Tugvlsj
Thc dead body of J. C. Conyera, <>f
Louisville, Ky., was found ob the
h.a.h at Key West,, Flo., Ilea ring e\ i
dence that ths mau w ia murdered for
Dr. John L Tayl >r, a pro n nen! phy?
sician and specialist of Jackaon, Tenn.,
shot and killel himself while iiifft*****
lng from temp,nary mental aberra?
tion caused hy ill health.
Thc story will not dow n that a thirtj
paru took a hand in the pistol duel in
the Capitol hotel. Frankfort, Ky., in
which Scott, Derna ree and Julian wera
killed. The hitter's reSBSins were bur?
ied in the Frankfort cemetery.
The colossal bronx* statue of Daniel
Wsbster was unveiled bi Scott Circle,
Washington. The pres..lent, cabinet,
representatives In tbe senate rind
house, the judiciary of the Muprem.i
r-ourt, mid oilier distinguished mes*
were present. Senator Lodge waa ora?
tor of the day.
Thc senate, in executive session, rat?
ified the Samoan treaty.
Senator .lames ll. Gear was re-elect*
i-.l to the United States senate by the
Iowa legff lal ure.
Thc pension appropriation commit*
lee reported lo the bouse. It carries a
total of $146-245,230.
The delegation which will present
Porto Rican*' needs tO the president
and congress arriv (I in New Vork.
In the Capital hotel, Frankfort, Ky..
Col. David 0. Colson and Ethelbert
Scott, nephew of e.x-tiov. Hradlev, bo
Kan shooting at each other. Scott, G.
H. Bernarra and Capt. c. II. .lillian
were killed and several others
wounded. All except Scott and Col?
son were Innocent bystanders. Many
shots Were tired. The trouble was an
old one, growing out of a fight at
Chiekamatigs last year, when (olson
commanded the Fourth Kentucky rot*
Untsers, against Scott, who WM u cap?
tain. Col. Colson was wounded in th*
urm and is in jail. The coroner's jury
found that Colson was responsible for
the death of the three Baas and he
tired the first shot. He pleaded self
cincinnati, Jan. 20.
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Mixed pa. s.r;' . 4 io
l.ir-ht -hilliers . 4 VI
SHEEP Chotc* .4 10
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