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X lJ.Urj O V.CjA lO, I TRAINS ANL SUNDAYS, S CK.NTS.
duller driving the exe.my fro3i
tiic kops scar colexso.
11 an Captured Several Hills, Including
llonte Crlato and IllauKirana, the
Latter an Important One.
BOERS BEHOVE THEIR GUNS
BRITISH SOW TRYIXQ TO RETAKE
TIIC ROAD TO LADYS3IITII.
Many Free Staters Who Were ivlth
Joobert Reported to Have Gone to
the Defense of Their Homes.
GENERAL CRONIE SURROUNDED
niS RETREAT TO BLOEMFOXTEIN
SAID TO HAVE ULL.V CUT OFF.
British War Office in Receipt of Im
portant Nevrs, Lot Withholding;
It for Confirmation.
GEN. 1IETHUEN AT
GOT THROUGH FR031 MAGERSFOX
TEEf WITHOUT AXY FIGHTING.
Two Hundred Wagons and 600 Tons
of Stores In the Convoy Captured
br the Boers Last Week.
LONDON, Feb. 20, 4 o'clock a.
m. Special dispatches from Natal,
printed here this morning-, indicate
that Buller is driving" the Boers
from their positions near Colenso.
Advices from Cape Colony are also
cheering. A member of the Cabi
net told H. C. Lucy last night that
the War OiBce had received a tele
gram announcing- that General
Cronje was hopelessly surrounded.
Mr. Wvndhamwas beset by anxious
members of the House, but would
only reply that the government's
news xvas" extremely satisfactory;
The sole explanation of the gov
ernment withholding good news is
that confirmation and more details
are awaited. It was reported in
the lobbies of the House that Gen
eral French had got between the
Boer forces and Bloemfontein, and
that he was only awaiting rein
forcements to close in on the en
emy. The War Office, at mid
night, announced that it had noth
ing further for publication from
South Africa. j
The Chievely correspondent of
the Daity News, telegraphing yes
terday, says: "We now occupy ail
the hills to the right of Colenso, on
this side of the Tugela, including
Hlangwana, which the Boers evac
uated last night (Sunday). This
capture of Hlangwana hill is of
great strategical importance, as the
hill commands the flank of the
Boer defenses at Colenso. A suc
cessful advance, and the recapture
of the railway, may be expected."
The Daily Mail has the follow
ing dispatch, dated Monday, from
Pietcrmaritzburg: "It is reported
that Sir Redvers Buller has cap
tured Hlangwana hill. Large num
bers of Free Staters have left to
meet Lord Roberts's force. It is be
lieved that a number of the Boers
big guns have been taken back
across the border."
A dispatch from Chievely, dated
Monday morning, says: "The
Boers' line of fortresses is broken.
The British have achieved a de
cided success in capturing the en
emy's position on Monte Cristo.
The Boers, however, effectively ex
ecuted a retreat, removing their
guns and convoy wagons. The
British had comparatively few cas
ualties." NOW IS BL'LLEIl'S CIIAXCE.
Should Hit Hard and Ladysmlth May
Be Relieved This Week.
LONDON". Feb. .Spencer Wilkinson,
reviewing the military situation In the
Morning Post, dwells on the Importance of
the operations of Sir Redvers Buller, end
says: "Now is General Ruller's chance.
Now is the time to throw himself with all
his might Into the task before hlra and to
hit hard without counting; losses too close
ly. He will then probably defeat täo Boers
and relieve Ladysmlth this week. Falling
that, he will at any rate prevent them
from sending: reinforcements to the Free
State. From the comparative ease of the
operations so far, however, it looks as
though the Natal Boers had sent reinforce
ments to Gen. Cronje, who may be delaying
a fight by retreating until these reinforce
roents shall have bad time to reach him."
In conclusion Mr. Wilkinson reiterates his
statement that victories are more Import
ant than position?, adding: "No doubt Lord
Roberts has done the best that was possi
ble, but the essential thing still Is to de
stroy the Boer army."
The situation as disclosed by correspond
ents over the Free State border is tantaliz
ing to the public expectation. The elemen
tary facts are that the Boers are trekking
eastward toward Bloemfontein, with slow
moving baggage trains, and that they arc
pursued by Lord Kitchener, with General
General Macdonald, with the Highland
ers, made a forced march to Koodooes
Rand ford, and on Sunday pushed twenty
General French left Klmberley Saturday,
going east along the Modder river. Lord
Kitchener is trying to out march and out
flank the Boers, thus checking their re
treat, if possible, and driving them back
into the hands of Macdonald and r rench.
The "War Office message, communicated to
Mr. Lucy, seems to Indicate that Lord
Kitchener has either got ahead of the
Boers or Is about to realize his plan, and
the War Office waits to announce a decisive
Meanwhile Commandant Delarey, with
Boers from Colesberg, is hanging onto the
right flank of the British pursuing columns,
seeking to delay their movement and so to
assist the Boer wagon trains to escape.
Students of topography think the Boers
will hardly risk a fight until they get into
tne rough country, north of Bloemfontein.
A Daily Mall correspondent, who was
with the British convoy attacked by the
Boers at Riet River ford, wires: "Ultimate
ly the British abandoned the convoy, In or
der not to check the advance. Thus 20f
wagons and 600 tons of stores fall into thr
hands of the Boers, though it is doubtful If
they will be able to carry them away."
The Queen has sent a direct message to
Lord Roberts congratulating him and his
troops. General French and Colonel Keke
wich have been made acquainted with their
Lord Roberts's generalship was conduct
ed with such secrecy, says a telegram from
Modder river, that even the senior officers
who took the Sixth Division through the
preliminaries of the operation did not know
what they would finally have to do.
The Cape Town correspondent of the
Dally News, telegraphing Sunday, says:
."Lord Methuen's force, I learn, has arrived
at Klmberley, having got through from
Magerafontein without fighting."
The Standard's correspondent at Modder
river, under date of Sunday, Feb. 18. wires
as follows: "The magnificent success of
the plan of campaign of Lord Roberts
must b.e ascribed in great part, after full
credit has been given for careful and bril
liant strategy, to the extreme mobility of
the newly: organized forces employed; but
this mcbillty has to be paid for. It In
volves a great expenditure In horses. Those
of the Boers, for Instance, are nearly fin
ished. If we are to retain our advantage
there must be an unstinted drawing upon
every possible source of supply throughout
the empire. Otherwise we shall soon be
without enough horses of suitable kind to
furnish the necessary remounts. The in
fantry under Lord Roberts have done some
marvelous marching, mostly at night. Their
pluck and endurance havo gone very far
toward Insuring the safety and success of
the cavalry operations."
General Buller has achieved aj real e
cess seemingly in capturing the rang of
hills south of the Tugela. It makes more
feasible another attempt to relieve Lady
smith. Dr. Leyds. at Brussels, says the Free
State troops who. were besieging Ladysmlth
have withdrawn In order to defend their
homes. In this way he accounts for Gen.
Buller's success against the weakened
forces. He will forego his projected trip to
Rome, he says, because"of "decisive events
now taking place in the theater of war."
An order issued last night Invites the
reservists to Join the colors for a year for
home defense, and offers 23 bounty to
those who do so.
Dispatch from the General Telling
What He Has Accomplished.
LONDON, Feb. D.-The War Office has
received the following dispatch from Gen.
Buller, dated Chievely Camp, Fob. ID:
"I yesterday moved around the enemy's
flank. The Queen's, who had bivouacked on
the northern slope of CIngolo hill, crossed
the Nek and, supported by. tho rest of the
Second Brigade, under Ilildyard, assaulted
and took tho southern end of Monte Cristo.
The Fourth Brigade, on the left or west
ern slope, and the Welsh Fusiliers, sup
ported by the rest of the Sixth Brigade,
assaulted the eastern flank of the enemy's
position, while the Second Brigade Cav
alry, on the extreme right, watched the
eastern slopes of Monte Cristo and drove
back those of the enemy attempting to es
cape there from our artillery fire. As
saulted by a heavy artillery fire on their
front and flank, and attacked on their
flank and rear, the enemy made but slight
resistance, and, abandoning their strong
position, were driven across the Tugela.
I have taken several camps, a wagonload
of ammunition, several wagons of stores
and supplies and a few prisoners.
"The weather has been Intensely hot and
the ground traversed was exceedingly dif
ficult. But tho energy and dash of the
troops have been very pleasant to see.
They have all done splendidly. The work of
the Irregular cavalry, the Queen's, tho
Scots FusiUer3 and the Rifle Brigade was,
perhaps, most noticeable, while the ex
cellent practice of the artillery and naval
guns and tho steadiness of tho gunners,
under, at times, very accurate fire, was
remarkable. The accurate fire of the naval
guns from Chievely was of great assist
ance. Our casualties are not, I think,
CAPTURE OF THE WILTSHIRES.
Boer Account of the Loss of Two Com
panies by the British.
LOURENZO MARQUES, Feb. D.-A
correspondent who was with the Boer
forces In the attack on Rensburg, gives
further p&xticulars regarding the capture
of the Wlltshires. He said: "Comman
dant Teller, who arrived first, found two
companies of the Wlltshires and began at
tacking in the open. Soon after ho was
Joine- by a body of Freo Staters, and to
gether they drove the British back from
the neighboring kopjes, capturing all but
three. It is Impossible to say exactly how
many of the British were killed and
wounded, but of the 200 Wlltshires 112 were
captured and of these forty-four were
wounded. The suffering of the wounded
from heat and thirst was Intense. The
burghers did their best to alleviate this;
and many of the wounded were carried in
blankets to Rensburg siding.
"At Reltfonteln the British rear guard
began shelling, thus compelling the Feder
als to leave the wounded in-order to re
pulse the attack. A Federal Krupp gun re
plied effectively to the British cannon-
CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE.)
ANOTHER TANGLE IN THE KEN
TUCKY POLITICAL SITUATION.
Dnal Senate Already In Existence
and a Doable Set of State Offi
cers Probabi This Week.
LITTLE HOPE FOE SOLUTION
UNTIL THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE
LAND RENDERS DECISION.
Governor Taylor Determined Not to
Recoanlxe Political Measures
of the Legislature.
ILLEGAL ACTION BATIFIED
DEMOCRATIC SENATORS DECLARE
GOEBEL WAS GOVERNOR.
Marshall In the Chair for Republicans
and Carter President Pro Tern,
for the Opposition.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 19. The im
pression that the contest over the govern
orship will not be ended until it is fought
to a finish in the courts, is not lessened
by the action taken by the Democratic
senators in their session to-day, ratifying
their former action, by which Senator Goe
bel was declared Governor. The Republic
ans, who spoke for Governor Taylor, said
that he will not recognize as legal the pro
ceedings taken to-day and which, it Is an
ticipated, will be duplicated In the House
to-morrow, but has told them that he looks
cn the proceedings as illegal and will not
quit the fight until the whole matter is
passed on in the courts of last resort. Ills
position Is that the former- proceedings
being void, the ratification to-day gives
them no legal vitality, that the legal pre
siding officer. Lieutenant Governor Mar
shall, had declared the session adjourned
when the vote In question was taken; that
the vote should have been taken by yeas
and nays, as in the case of a bill or joint
Negotiations to settle the conflict between
Lieutenant Governor Marshall and Senator
Carter over the chair in the Senate went
on again this afternoon, but no agreement
has been reached so far. There is talk
among the Democratic senators to-night
ot voting on the ratification resolutions to
morrow in the Senate by yeas and nays.
These resolutions received the support of
twenty-Qna senators, two more tharre
rum, in the proceedings to-day.
The State contest board Is expected to
render a decision by Saturday seating the
Democratic contestants for minor State
offices. The Democratic contestants will
then be sworn in and will make a formal
demand for possession of the offices. This
will be refused by the Republican in
cumbents and injunctions similar to those
pending in the courts over the governor
ship will be filed. The most Important im
mediate effect of tnis will be to tie up se
curely every branch of the State govern
ment pending settlement of the contests by
the courts as It Is generally regarded as
certain that banks, county officials and
probably everybody else who havo finan
cial business with the State will refuse to
recognize either set of State officials till
the tltlo to the offices is Judicially ascer
tained. The Democrats had a session of the Sen
ate at 9 o'clock, with Fresldent Pro Tem.
Carter presiding, and adjourned to meet
again at 10:30. The Republicans adjourned
Saturday to meet again at 11 o'clock, and
the Democrats adopted thi3 move to get
possession of the chamber first. The Sen
ate convened at 10:30, both Carter and Mar
shall presided. The Republicans, recog
nizing Marshall, adjourned after prayer
and, led by Lieutenant Governor Marshall,
the Republican senators left tho hall. The
Democratic senators, recognizing President
Fro Tem. Carter, paid no attention to the
Republican proceedings and continued in
The Democratic Senate then adopted a
motion by Senator Allen, of Lexington,
to ratify and reaffirm the former action
of the Senate by which Goebel was de
clared Governor. This prevailed on a viva
voce vote, nobody making a demand for
the yeas and nays. Senator Triplett, antl
Goebcl Democrat, voted with the Demo
crats for the purpose of making a quorum.
The Democrats then adjourned. The pro
ceedings of to-day are likely to be dupli
cated in the Senate to-moriow, as both
Republicans and Democrats adjourned to
meet in the same hall to-morrow. The
Democrats will meet at 10:30 and the Re
publicans at noon.
Tho House convened at noon. Speaker
Trimble presiding. The journal of tho
Democratic Legislature, sitting at Louis
ville, Saturday, was read. Mr. Hickman,
Democrat, demanded a roll call to ascer
tain the presence of a quorum. The Re
publicans did not answer to their names
and only fifty-three of the sixty Democrats
were present. The House adopted a reso
lution directing tho custodian of public
buildings to drapo the Legislative halls
and Statehouse with emblems' of mourning
and to placo the Stato Capitol flag at half
mast on account of the death of Governor
GoebeL The contest matter was not taken
COURT HAS JURISDICTION.
Judge Evans's Ruling in m Neuro In
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 13. In the cases
of several persons arrested during the re
cent State election for alleged Intimidation
of. negro voters Judge Evans, in the United
States Court to-day, overruled the demur
rer of the defendants, which brought Into
question the Jurisdiction of the Federal
Court. Judge Evans held that Congress
passed Section UG7 of the United States
statutes to protect the colored people in
their right of suffrage and that Section
K08 was passed to prevent persons from
conspiring to injure and oppress, thus in
suring this class of voters the free exer-
dse of their right of franchise, that Con-
cress had the right to pass such laws as
the only real guarantee of liberty, and that
it was the duty of the court to see that
the provisions of the statutes were en
forced. He held that if Congress had no
power to protect the colored people against
intimidation, etc., then they were left at
the mercy of the combinations of poli
ticians and brute force, and that the fact
that the election was one at which only
officers of the State were voted for did
not in any way take away the jurisdiction
of the United States Court to protect the
colored voters under the constitutional
amendments and sections referred to.
SUTTON OUT ON BAIL.
Whlttnker and Jones Norr Both in
Jail at Frankfort.
FRANK FORT, Ky Feb. 19. J. L. Sut
ton, the sheriff of Whitley county, who wm
recently arrested on a charge of complicity
in the Goebel assassination, wis brought
here from Louisville to-night and waived
examination before County Judge Moran
and was admitted to ball. This was the
result of an agreement between the attor
neys for tho prosecution and the defense.
Sutton left for home' to-night In company
with his uncle, State Inspector C. N. List.r.
Harland Whlttaker, who is also charged
with complicity In the assassination, was
also returned from Louisville and turned
over to the local authorities, but no steps
were taken in his case and he is still in
jail. Lee Jones, another suspect, is also
in Jail here. ;
Harland Whlttaker, charged with com
plicity in the assassination of Governor
Goebel will not waive examination, but will
go to trial. County Attorney Polsgrove and
A. E. Wilson, Whittaker's attorney, to
day agreed Whittaker's trial shall be
called as soon as convenient for his coun
sel. This will probably be one day this
POPULISTS 'HAVE .SPLIT
NEW NATIONAL COMMITTEE
FORMED BY ANTI-FUSIONISTS.
Row at Yesterday's Meeting Attempt
br Bryanltes to Ride Rough Shod
Over "Middle Roaders."
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 10. A spilt and a
walkout followed a turbulent meeting of
the Populist national committee to-night,
the antl-fuslon leaders, after having a
number of their followers turned down
by tho credentials committee, organizing
a bolt and forming a new committee. The
members favorable to fusion, after adopting
the report of the credentials committee,
adjourned until to-morrow, when, in all
likelihood, it will empower the chairman
or a committee of three to call the national
convention for the same city and at the
same time tho Democratic convention is
Caucuses and conferences this morning
among tho contending factions betokened
an unharmonious meeting of the full com
mittee, which began at 3 o'clock this after
noon in Representative Hall of the State
Capitol, and the indications that breakers
.ro ajad was emphasized ten minutes
after Chairman Butler called the commit
tee to order and. announced that it would
at once go Into executive session. The dif
ferences of the members, of whom there
were about eighty present, but holding
proxies for nearly the full committee,
hinged primarily on the old question of
fusion. The element led by Senator Allen,
with apparently the strongest following,
Insisted on fusion and to that end that a
committee be appointed with power to call
the convention for the same day and place
as tho Democrats. Senator Allen said: "I
am not in favor of admitting to the com
mittee meeting this afternoon or recogniz
ing as members of the committee any man
who participated in the Cincinnati conven
tion that nominated Barker and Donnelly
for President and Vice President. I am not
in favor of recognizing proxies from such
men, neither am I in favor of
recognizing any such . man who holds
a proxy. I do not believe ther com
mittee should admit any member who is
supporting a ticket other than the one to
be nominated in the convention this com
mittee shall call. Tho committee should
throw over the transom every member
who has no right to participate in its delib
erations and I believe It will do it."
J. A. Parker, of Kentucky, replied on be
half of the middle of the road or antl
fusion men. The calling of the list of com
mitteemen proceeded without incident to
the end, when Mr. Parker asked why the
proxy of Committeemen A. W. Files, of
Arkansas, Robert McReynolds. of Lincoln,
had been omitted. Robert Schilding, of
Wisconsin, said be challenged the right of
any man to sit in the meeting regardless
of his credentials who had taken part In
the Cincinnati convention which nominated
Barker and Donnelly.
Chairman Butler ruled that the whole
matter must go to the committee on cre
dentials, and he thereupon appointed as
such committee Allen of Nebraska, Weaver
of Iowa and Tracy of Texas, all of the
fusion faction, and declared tho meeting
adjourned amid the protests of the middle-of-the-roaders,
who denounced his action
When tho committee reassembled at 8:43
the antl-fuslonlsts presented the following
proposition: "That the committee recog
nize only legal proxies, stamped with rev
enue stamps according to law. That the
roll of the meeting at Omaha In 1S3S be ac
cepted as the roll of this committee, ex
cept where subsequent state conventions
have elected new members, except that
cases of contests shall go before a com
mittee composed of five members, two to be
selected by the friends of Butler, two by
friends of Parker, these four to select a
fifth member: and that in settling these
contests no votes are to be cast on these
cases by either contcstees or contestants,
until all contests are settled. This prop
osition represents fifty-seven votes in this
committee, which is a good majority of the
members in attendance here and we de
mand these propositions in the name of
honest Populists of this nation who are op
posed to rascality in politics."
This was signed by Jo A. Tarker, Ken
tucky; R. II. IL Wheeler, Ohio; Newt
Gresham, Texas; J. B. Osborne, Georgia;
J. L. Knott, Maine; Robert McReynolds,
Arkansas, and D. Clem Deaver of Nebras
ka, together with a number of others not
The proposition was ignored by the full
committee, the committee on credentials
reported excluding all but five of the antl
fuslon members and In the midst of an up
roar the middlc-of-the-roadcrs, led by Par
ker of Kentucky and "Weiler of Iowa, left
the hall, engaged a room down town and
organized a bolting meeting.
An address was issued by tho "xulddle-of-the-road"
faction to-night denouncing
the action of the Butler faction. ,
ANOTHER STATE3IENT n' SENATOR
W. A. CLARK, OP MONTANA.
Detailed Account of His Political Ex
penses That nalses the Total Over
His Previous Estimate.
SOLE OBJECT OF CAMPAIGN
WAS THE OVERTHROW OF DALY'S
RULE IN THE STATE, HE SAYS.
Repeats Under Cross-Examlnntlon
that None of His Money Was Used
to Corrupt Legislators.
TESTIMONY OF DR. TEACEY
WHO IS ALLEGED TO HAVE TRIED
TO INFLUENCE JUSTICE HUNT.
Latters Evidence Before Senate Com
. mittee Corroborated, Except that
the Bribe Was Only f 50,000.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.-Senator Clark,
of Montana, was again to-day the star wit
ness before the Senate committee on privi
leges and elections, notwithstanding Dr.
Tracey was also heard. Dr. Tracey, Jus
tice Hunt's physician,' occupied the entire
forenoon sitting and a part of the after
noon Eesslon. His statement concerning
his Interviews with Justice Hunt corrobo
rated the testimony of the Justice in all
essential details except that his recollec
tion was that $50,000, and not 5100,000, was
the amount mentioned by him as the price
which the Justice should get for having
the Wellcome disbarment case thrown out
of the state Supreme Court. He said that
Justice Hunt was an intimate friend, and
he asserted his motive to be in taking the
course he did to test his ability to with
stand the corrupting influence of money.
He had received no funds from any source
to pay the bribe suggested and had been
promised none for that purpose.
Mr. Clark necessarily went over much
of the ground covered by .him in his testi
mony Saturday. . He was cross-examined
by Mr. Campbell and insisted that he had
spent no money for corrupt purposes dur
ing the Montana senatorial campaign. He
gave a detailed statement of expenditures
for political purposes during the legislative
and senatorial contests, which footed up,
as Senator Turley announced, to $139,000.
He declared that his only purpose In en
tering on the' campaign was the overthrow
of Mr. Daly's rule In the State, which, he
said, was so tyrannical that he would not
desire to continue his residence in the
State if It was to continue. Mr. Campbell
said to-day that Mr. Daly would go on the
stand in rebuttal. He is expected every
Senator Clark gave place at the beginn
ing of to-day's session as a witness to
Dr. William Tracey. The change was
made In order to permit the Justices of the
Supreme Court of Montana to be present
while Dr. Tracey was testifying, as his
testimony was expected to deal largely
with tho Interview between himself and
Justice Hunt and Attorney General Nolan.
CLARK'S TARIFF LETTER.
Before Dr. Tracey proceeded Mr. Chand
ler read a copy of the letter sent by Mr.
Clark to the Republican caucus 6f the Mon
tana Legislature. It was addressed to the
chairman of the caucus and was as fol
lows: "Helena, Mont., Jan. 16.
"Hon. S. S. Hobson. Dear Sir In reply to
your valued favor of this date, requesting
me to define my position on the tariff
question, I beg to state that I am in favor
of a high protective duty on wool, lead,
hides and on every other product of this
State, In order that producers of raw ma
terial shall get an equitable advantage in
the distribution of tariff duties. It is mani
fest that the present schedule is inade
quate to discharge the expenditures of the
government, and there will necessarily
have to be an increase and readjustment.
The manufacturing Interests are entitled
to enough to protect them against cheap
foreign labor, and they should be satisfied
to allow the producers of raw material
to have an equal advantage. I maintain
that no representative of this State in
the national Congress should allow him
self to be committed by caucus or otherwise
to any policy that would be in conflict with
or prejudicial to the Interests of the State."
Dr. Tracey was questioned by Senator
Chandler. He testified that after arriving
in Washington on Saturday last, he had
met Mr. Faulkner, counsel for Senator
Clark. The first question asked referring
to the incidents of Aug. 5, the date of his
first interview with Justice Hunt, referred
to his association on that day with Mr.
Corbett, J. S. McNeill, Mr. Clark and
Judge Hunt. He said he had seen Justice
Hunt that day but none of. the others
Dr. Tracey related his interviews with
Justice Hunt and also with Attorney Gen
eral Nolan. He began with his first in
terview with Mr. Hunt on Aug. 5, last,
and his report was a practical repetition
of Justice Hunt's testimony, except as to
the amount named. He said that at the
first interview he had invited the Judge to
his office and bad taken him into his
operating room, where the Interview oc
curred. "I told the Judge," said the wit
ness, "that I had a funny kind of propo
sition to make to him."
The witness then went on to say that
he had told the Justice of the arrival in
Helena of a special train and said he told
the Judge that there was a party there
that would give him 130,000 if he would
dismiss the Wellcome dlsbarrment case.
The Judge promptly said that he could not
consider such a proposition and left. He
had also seen Justice Hunt later In the
afternoon at the latter's own home and
had renewed the suggestion of the fore
noon. He said he had told the Judge of
the rumors that he was under Mr. Daly's
Influence and that the latter would Insure
his re-election. The witness then said he
had told the Judge that if he could de
cently do so, he would like to see him
get the money to be had out of the case.
The Judge had refused at both times to
entertain the proposition, as he had at a
subsequent interview threo or four weeks
ON HIS OWN ACCOUNT.
Dr. Tracey said he had never had au
thority from anyone to make a proposi
tion of bribery to Mr. Hunt, but he had
not told the Judge' of this circumstance
until he was notified that Judge Hunt was
to be summoned to Washington. He had
then tola the Judge that he had no A000
or 5100,000 to offer him and no authority
from anyone to make such an offer.
Referring to his interviews with Attorney
General Nolan, tho witness said that when
he spoke to mat gentleman about the Well
come case, the latter replied: "I've got
'em over a barrel." ;
"I told him." said the witness, "that he
better get 1100,000 out of the business, de
stroy his stenographic notes and get out
of the business. He seemed to feel pretty ;
good over It," continued the witness, "and
I took it that he thought it a good idea.
It was all pure 'Josh and he knew it was."
After a second interview the attorney
general had given him a half dozen ducks
and the next day had sent him a piece of
Asked from whom the suggestion came
that he should approach Judge Hunt as he
had done. Dr. Tracey replied:
"They came from no person. I had
known him for ten years and admired him
more than any other man In the State.
My only motive was to test his official in
tegrity and to find out whether he was all
right. I had heard rumors that he was
identified with the Daly people and there
were many rumors unpleasantly Involv
ing his name. I wanted to know about
"Then," suggested Mr. Chandler, "you
went deliberately to work to test the vir
tue of your friend as a Judge?"
"I did," was the reply. "And I am very
sorry for it."
Continuing, he said he had expected a
more indignant protest at the first inter
view than he had received.
Asked what "party" he had meant to
refer to wher. he had told Judge Hunt that
he could get $50,000 or $100,000 out of the
case, the witness said he "didn't mean any
body." "Then you told him what was not true?"
"I did. I might as well have told him
that he could get a million."
The witness said he knew of the presence
in Helena of the special train from Butte,
which had brought Mr. Corbett, C. W.
Clark and others from Butte on the day
he first spoke to Judge Hunt and had heard
tlfe gossip that the Supreme Court was to
be bought He had also heard that at
that time Marcus Daly's private car was
there to take Judge Hunt's children away.
Public gossip, he said, constantly asso
ciated Justice Hunt's name with that of
Marcus Daly and there was much talk
that he was to be corrupted. He could
not, however, give the name of anyone
person from whom he had heard the in
timation. Dr. Tracey said that while Re
publican in politics, he had favored Mr.
Clark's election to the Senate.
Dr. Tracy said he had met Mr. Corbett
Saturday night after his arrival In Wash
ington, but that h5 hr.d not talked with him
concerning his testimony before this com
rtlttee. After his arrival here he had en
caged, an attorney "because I wanted to
see where I was at." After seeing the
headlines in the Chicago papers he had
thought It possible he might be looked ou
as a criminal. Upon his arrival in Wash
ington he had also seen Mr. Wellcome.
Charley Clark and Mr. Faulkner, but that
he had not talked with them at any length
concerning this case.
Senator Clark was then recalled. He
said he had gone to Helena from Butte
on Jan. 4, 1S93, Just after the meeting of
the Legislature, but that he had carried
with him no more money than he usually
carried. Senator Clark detailed the trans
action with Representative McLaughlin,
whereby he became owner of a certain tim
ber land owned by -a.cLaugh.Hn. He said
the Anaconda Company had practically se
cured a monopoly of the timber of the
State. He had then asked Mr. Blckford,
who had lived at Missoula, to look out for
any opportunities to buy timber. The lat
ter had reported Mr. McLaughlin's owner
ship of timber land, together with other
valuable property, and he had authorized
Mr. Blckford to make the purchase. The
property had been secured at a reduction
of a third from McLaughlin's first figures,
which reduction McLaughlin had made
afer he (Clark) had an interview with him
In December, 1S98. At this interview he had
agreed with McLaughlin to organize the
Western Lumber Company and to make
McLaughlin manager at a salary of $200
Replying to a question from Mr. Faulk
ner, Senator Clark said: "There was never
a word said during my personal Interview
with Mr. McLaughlin, either by him, Mr.
Blckford or myself concerning the sena
te rial contest."
Mr. Clark here submitted a statement
showing expenditures on political account
mado by him from Aug. 1, 1S98, to Sept. L
1S09. So far as the expenditures referred
to the senatorial and preceding legislative
campaign they were as follows:
Aug. 12, C. W. Clark $35.000
Oct. 17, C. W. Clark 20,000
Oct. 20, Walter Cooper 200
Nov. 5, L. O. Leonard 250
Nov. 7, C. II. Pad ley 250
Nov. 7, L. O. Leonard 150
Nov. 9. J. H. Miles 300
Thomas Kllgallon 200
Nov. 10, C. H. Padley 200
Nov. 11. John Leary . 50
Nov. 23, C. W. Clark 40,000
A. F. Davidson 5.000
Jan. 6, 1SÖ9, C. II. Padley 250
Feb. 4, Z. T. Cason w.. 50Q
Feb. 6, George Alderman 2G0
Feb. 13. C. W. Clark 20.502
reb. 14, J. B. Wellcome 18,000
Feb. 27, J. B. Wellcome M
March 2, Wellcome 250
Wellcome, for John Simpson 400
April 13. C. W. Clark 050
Other Items were given, covering the ex
penses of the campaign last spring. The
senator said in addition to these sums he
had made Messrs. Wellcome, McDermott
and E. C. Day each a present of $3,000, but
he did not consider these donations In the
nature of political expenditures. All these
men had given a great deal of time to pro
moting his interests and he had been very
glad to mako the presents. None of them
expected pay and no money had been given
them on their personal account until after
the senatorial election,
FOR RESCUING THE STATU
Mr. Clark said that all the large sums
paid to C. W. Clark, Wellcome and David
,son had been raid to carry out the agree
ment which he had entered into to pay the
expenses of the proposed campaign to res
cue the State from Daly, lie had requested
no accounting from them, having the ut
most confidence In them. He did not know
what they had done with the money.
Speaking of the reasons which had led
him to go into tho campaign Mr. Clark
said his friends had represented that if
there was no change they were liable to
have to move out of the State. It was
estimated," he said, "that it would take
J33,0u0 to control the committee and that
$73,000 would be necessary to control the
Legislature. There was no limit, and I
agreed to whatever might be necessary. I
knew it would take a great deal of money
(CONTINUED ON FOURTll FAGE.)
FOR PORTO RICO
THAIIT IHLL DISCUSSED IX THR
LOWER HOUSE OF COMiHESS.
Mrninrr Reported ly the Ways and
Siran Committee Xot "Wholly Ac
ceptnble to Republicans.
MANY PBEFER FREE TRADE
OX TIIC GROUXD THAT TIIC IS LAX D
IS l.MTUD STAT KS TERRITORY.
Five Indiana Representatives In Fi
ror of the Position Taken by the
President in His Mcssnge.
CAUCUS POSSIBLE THIS WEEK
WIIEX IT IS HOPED M'KIXLEY'S
PLAX "WILL BE EXPLAINED.
Democrats United Agaluat n Tariff
Speeche lu the House by Messrs.
Payne, Richardson and Dalsell.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINTON, Feb. ID. Debate on the
Porto Rlcan tariff bill began in the House
to-day. Its fate is problematical. The five
Republican representatives from Indiana
who are quoted as being in rebellion
against the bill as reported from the ways
and means committee, aro not Irreconclla
Me. They havo merely taken the position
that In their Judgment it would be better
politics and fairer play for Congress to
give Porto Rico unrestricted trade facili
ties with the test of the United Spates In
stead of holding her people at arm's length
and imposing penalties on them in the way
of taxes of mechandlse shipped from the
island to this country, and requiring the
payment of duties on goods imported from
the United States. These men, however,
do not set themselves up In revolt againtt
the will of the rarty. What they want to
know is whether in voting against the bill
they will be taking issue with the party.
On that point they will Insist oh enlighten
ment before voting. They have been in
formed that the President has weakened,
and that he acquiesces In the proposition
o the wa" and means committee. They
havo also been informed that he has done
nothing of the kind and that he still main
tains tho position he took In his message
to Congress last December, in which he
advocated freo trade, and in which position
he was supported by the secretary of war.
In order that there may be no mistake as
to the attitude of the administration in
this matter it Is suggested by those who
doubt the wisdom of the ways and means
committee bill, and who question Its right
eousness, to have a Republican caucus
some time during the week, at which some
one can speak who is authorized to repre
sent the President. The Indirna members
who are moving In this matter are Messrs.
Watson, Crompacker, Brick, Hemenway
anu Faris. They do not wish to be under
stood a having committed themselves"
against tho bill. Their opposition is tenta
tive. If they can bo assured by authority
teyor.d question that the Pretident wants
the bill passed, they may vote for it, al
though still entertaining the personal opin
ion that such a course will bs injudicious.
The attitude taken by these Indlanlans
is in common with that held by forty or
hity other Republicans. Unltss this cle
ment can be quieted by assurances stronger
than those which members of the wars and
mears committee are able to give at the
r resent time, the bill will be defeated by
Republican vctcs. One argument which Is
being used by tho friends of tho measure
13 that the only way Congress can get a
Judicial decision by tho Supreme Coort on
the right to put a tariff duty cn Porto Rl
can products is to pass the law. There
cculd bo no hope of a decision be
fore the November elections, but it is felt
by many that the action proposed will put
the party unnecessarily on the defensive
throughout the campaign. They contend
that the enactment of the law will give
tangible foundation for the charges of anli
impcrialism and empire raised by the Dem
ocrats and Topullsts and echoed by the
faction headed .by Senator Hoar, Edwaid
Atkinson and others.
Senator Fairbanks has introduced a bill
extending the United States immigration
laws ovr Forto Rico.
FIRST DAY'S DEBATE.
Speeches uy Payn and Dnlsell for
and Richardson Agnlnut the Dill.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. The debate on
the Porto Rlcan tariff bill, which is to con
tinue through the week and possibly
longer, opened in the House to-day. On all
hands it is agreed that this bill, although
It applies only to Forto Rico. Involving jis
it does the question of the power to govern
our new possessions outside the limitations
cf the Constitution, is the moat importsnt
measure which will come before this Con
gress. Interest in the bill is intense among
the members on both sides and there is
urgent demand for time. The Democrats
are solidly arrayed against tho measure,
and they will have powerful support from
the Republican hide in Mr. McCall, of
Massachusetts, and Mr. LIttlcfield, of
Maine, both able and forceful debaters.
How far the Republican disaffection will
extend or whether it will endanger the bill
it Is impossible to say at this time. Mr.
Fayne, the floor leader of the majority,
refused to agree that a voto should ba
token on a substitute to be offered by the
minority. This substitute, which has not
been framed, will be, in substance, the bill
originally Introduced by Mr. Tayne. provid
ing for freo trade with Porto Rico by the
extension of the customs and revenue
laws of the United States over the Island.
The debate to-day lacked exciting feature.
It was in the nature of a long-range bom
bardment before the clash of contend'nj
forces In battle. Mr. Payne opened with
a general argument In support of the bill,
going largely into the material side of the
situation which the bill is designed to re
lieve. Mr. IUchardson, the Democratio
leader. Joined Itsue upon the power of Con
gress to enact the proposed legislation, and
Mr. DalrelL of Pennsylvania, backed up
Mr. Tayne with a constitutional anil ItU