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VOlV 01 - LX N°* 10.543. MAFEKING'S RELIEF ANNOUNCED BRITISH COLUMN FROM THE SOUTH DRIVES AWAY THE BESIEGERS AXD EXTERS THE TOWN. A DAY OF NOTABLE SUCCESSES FOR ROBERTS. A dispatch from Pretoria announced that a British column, coming from the south, had relieved Mafeking. The Boers, after their laag-crs and forts had been severely bombarded, abandoned the siege. General Robert? announced that General Hutton's mounted infantry sur prised and captured General Botha north of Kroonstad. The British War Oft'ice doubted if the prisoner was Louis Botha, the Boer Commander in Chief. President Steyn paid a hurried visit to Pretoria, going from the Orange Free State to consult the Transvaal Government. 5 General Buller announced the occupation of Newcastle, in Upper Xatal, by his army, the Boers retreating northward, being described as a disorganized rabble of seven thousand men. General Methuen occupied Hoopstad. an important point near the Vaal River, in the Orange Free State, capturing two Boer Generals and forty men. British cavalry under General Broadwood occupied Lindley. whither the capital of the Free State was transferred after the fall of Kroonstad. FEW DETAILS KNOWN. NAME OF THE COMMANDER OF THE BELIEF coLFMN EVEN A MYSTEKY. [< opyrigtit; Z'JOv: By The New-York Tribune. 1 [BT CABLE TO TUE TRIBUNi:.] London, May W. rt a. m. — All this morning's BMWnpapera devote large portions of their space to stories of the siege of Mafeking and reports of enthusiastic celebrations throughout the ciuntry in consequence of its relief. The War Office has not yet made any announcement, but Mr. lialfour in the House of Commons last night remarked that the Government had good reason to think the news telegraphed from Pretoria was true. A brother of Colonel Baden-Powell is said to have yesterday received in London a tele gram from a Dutch friend in Pretoria advising him of the relief of the garrison, but there is nothing to show the exact date on which the relief column entered the town. It appears, however, that there was sharp fighting around Mafeking on Thursday, so probably the Boers v»ere defeated by the southern column before they raised the slfge. By many people General Kitchener is believed to have been in command of the relieving force, but "The Nets" understands that the column was led by Colonel Bryan Mahon, who, like so many distinguished officers now serving in Sc-jth Africa, won distinction under Kitchener in the Soudan. It in reported that the Boers have blown up Latag*fl Xek Tunnel and thereby interrupted communication by that route between Xatal and the Transvaal. All messages frnm Pretoria indicate that the burghers are feeling d< sp..n>lent, owing to their continued reverses. From Lourengo Marques "The Times" reports that Boer agents are buy ing up provisions and forwarding them with all speed to the Transvaal, in anticipation of the closing of the railway from Delagoa Bay to Pretoria. I X. F. XEWS ELECTRIFIES LOXDOX. A NIGHT OF UNPARALLELED PATRIOTIC FRENZY AND REJOICING. ICopyrlehr. ]'.«*>: By The New- York Tribune.] Ibt Cants to the TitimwK.] London. May li>. 1 a. m.— The glad tidings of the relief of Mafeklng were received soon^ after 9 o'clock last night and were the signal for a pandemonium of patriotic rejoicing. "The Dally Telegraph" was the first newspaper office to bulletin the news from Its window, and the crowds in Fleet Street set up a mighty shout. which was taken up on the Strand. Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and Kensington Way. Other newspaper offices posted the news, and it was announced at the Mansion House and in the hotels and clubs. The streets were filled with multitudes waving flags, singing the na tional anthem, blowing fish horns and shouting themselves boars* Th news spread with re markable rapidity from street to street, and be- | fore 10 o'clock there was an undertone of re- ! JoJcinp and revelling so loud that people in the remote suburbs knew that the nation had its heart's desire, and that the plucky, heroic gar rison of Ifafeking bad been cued. The tid ings une too late for a genera] illumination,^ but the masses turned out to wave flags In the FtreotF, to take possession of Pall Mall, St. James's-st., Piccadilly. Whitehall and the Strand, and to hold a rollicking carnival. The j excitement over the relief of Hadysmlth was exceeded. The thoroughfares were • iked with immense crowds, cheering and singing. Long after midnight a mob of spectators was sere- ■ nading St. James's Palace and Marlborough I House, and enthusiastic throngs were singing "God Save the Queen" before Buckingham Palace, empty and dark as it was. It was a night of unparalleled patriotic frenzy and popu lar rejoicing. The news which electrified London was defi nite, but neither official nor from British i 6ources. The War Office was silent at midnight, j and there was no official announcement in Par liament. The message came from Pretoria, where the truth had reluctantly been told by i President Kr£)ger*.s officials that a relieving force I had entered ?4afeklng with ample supplies and i that the Boer commandoes had fallen back and ! raised the siege. When this force drew near the I town at the end of last week the Boers made a ' desperate effort to carry Mafeking by storm, but ' •era repulsed by the garrison after hard fight ing. The relieving force came up on Tuesday j and could not be beaten back. Th' ; rescuers j <sifipereed a rear guard and marched Into Mafek- j ing. the Boer commandoes retreating toward i R"£tenburg. Great depression was f-aubed In Pretoria at the \ complete collapse of the campaign on the west- \ crn border. The defence of Mafeklng began j "Ith, the outbreak of war, and as an exploit of arms ranks with Delhi. Lucknow and the mo glorious achievements of Hrltlfh history. A Colonial force not over one thousand strong, with aman of genius, a true natural scout, at its l^ &d ' h 3* he Its ground against a superior. (Continued on Dace three. PRETORIA SENDS THE NEWS THE BRIEF TELEGBAIf WHICH SET ALL BRITAIN WILD WITH JOY. Pretoria, May IS.— lt was officially announced to-day that when the laagers and forts around Mafeking had been severely bombarded the siege was abandoned, a British force from the south taking possession of the place. It is reported that five thousand British troops have surrounded Christiana, and that the. Landrost and other officials have been taken prisoners. James Milne, the correspondent of the Reuter Telegram Company, who has been a prisoner her.', was liberated and escorted to the border this morning. President Steyn arrived here on Wednesday night and was in close conference with the Transvaal Government. He left here for the Free State last night. Addressing a crowd on the platform he urged them to be of good cheer. Till: TOWN RELIEVED ON TUESDAY. London, May IS.— A special dispatch from Am sterdam says a telegram from a Boer source an nounces that Mafekint? was relieved on Tuesday. The recipient of the telegram is credited with bavins heard of the relief of Ladysmith before it was announced. AT BADEN -POWELL'S HOME. CHEERING AND SINGING THOUSANDS BE FORE THE HOUSE. London, May 19. — Ten thousand people stood in front of Mrs. Baden-Powell's house, In St. George's Place, to-night, cheering and singing. and a 6core of cabe brought congratulations. Miss Baden-Powell, the Colonel's sister, said: The same tale has been brought to us many times during the last anxious months. The "War Office has promised us the earliest information. We only hope it is true. Later in the evening Colonel Baden-Powell's mother sent word that she had retired, and that if any telegrams came she was not to be dis turbed until morning. The boys of the Charterhouse School, where Baden-Powell was educated, were aroused from sleep by the news, and the institution quickly became a veritable pandemonium of noise and enthusiasm. As soon as information of the relief was re ceived, the Lord Mayor, A. J. Newton, sent the following dispatch to Colonel Baden-Powell: The citizens of London are relieved. They re joice in the good news received. Your gallant defence will long live in British annals. Cable me what money is wanted for the needs of the garrison and inhabitants after long privations. BULLEB OCCUPIES NEWCASTLE. UF-TUKATING BOKHS DESCRIBED AS A DIS ORGANIZED RABBLE. London. May IS.— General Duller, in a dispatch to the War Office, dated Newcastle, May 18, says: Newcastle huf occupied last night, and to day the whole Second Division and the Third Cavalry Brigade will b> j concentrated there. i have b« Qt the mounted force through Nqutu t" expel a small force of the enemy, and to reassure t i;<- natives. Tin- enemy hav< burned the chapel, broken much glass, plundered many houses, and taken cash From the banks, but otherwise they have. ::< t done much I'irm. Th<- railway is badlj damaged; the Ingagane an I Kkader bridges are destroyed, as .'in' many culverts and the pumping stations :m<l water works. Of the ■-' ■• !i thousand nen (lying before 'is about one thousand seem to have gone to Wak ;•-!:• . and som< by Mller's I'us-s to the Free State. Tin remainder, who are described as "disorganized rabble." have from- north, and say they Intend to make a stand at luting's Nek. Dannhauser, May 17. — General Buller entered Dannhauser at I<i o'clock this morning. The hi uses in the town were found to be not much damaged, owing to the sympathies of the Boer Inhabitants. A house .it Hatting Spruit, how ever, was destroyed. A number of i<>b»-is were found at their homes and arn-st>-d. The rail way Is little damaged, but several large cul verts have been destroyed. Tli- Boers north of Newcastle are falling back on Amajul>a. General Buller has received a message from the Que<-n congratulating him upon the taking of J>!in<l"- and expressing appreciation of the work "f the troops, to which he h.is replied. The Boers !<'ft two doctors and an ambulance here. THREE BOER GENERALS CAPTURED. ROBERTS BENDS THE NEWS OF IMPORTANT BRITISH SUCCESSES. London, May IS.- The following was received from Lord Roberts to-day by the War Office: Kroonstad. May IS.— Methuen entered Hoop stad yesterday unopposed. Generals Daprey and Daniels and forty men have surrendered. Broadwood occupied Llndley yesterday after slight opposition. Only two of our men were wounded, - Bteyn was not there, and his Gov ernment officials had left last Sunday. Hutton's mounted infantry yesterday sur prised and captured, about thirty miles north west of this place. Commandant Botha. Field Cornet Gassen. Jive Johannesburg policemen and seventeen Boers. There were no casualties on our side. Buller reports that several Natal farmers are banding in arms. CHANGE IN TIME OF PITTSFIELD EXPRESS. The fast PfttifleM Express via the Harlem Dl listi of the .Ww-York Central Railroad leaving Grand Central Station at 1:56 ;i in., will, umler the r.ew schedule taking fleet May 20th. leave Grand Central Station daily, except Sunday, nt 3:35 p. m.. arriving at Pawling at 5 08 p. m..-Mlllerton Ml p. • ' in.. Chatham C:00 p. m. and PHtdiield at 7:34 p. m.— | Ailvt. NEW-YORK. SATURDAY. MAY 10, 1900. -SIXTEEN PAGER^WWS«SU. THE DEFENDERS OF MAFEKING. Men who under Lieutenant-Colonel Baden-Powell made such a gallant and effective defence.— (The Xavy and Army HEROIC ItAHEX POWELL. CHIEF FIGURE IN ONE OF THE REMARKABLE SIEGES OF HISTORY. . The eyes of , the world are now. fixed on Colonel Robert Stephenson Smith Baden-Powell, whose he roic and picturesque defence of Mafeklnar is on* of the finest passages Mn the history of the South African war, Since the ' middle of October his LIEUT. -COL. It. S. S. BADEN-POWELL little band of soldiers— now redtu ed to 'five hundred or less effective lighters by Boer buHeta and dis ease — hits kepi at bay an army of from two ;\";i eond to sl\ th6U£und B< • rs, c immanded first by crinj(> and later by Snyman. At the beginning of the war Colonel Baden-Powell undertook ;; ' ;> de fence with a force consisting if a part of Mi- isi Battaliqn of tbr- Lancashire »K> -yal North) Regi ment, the Ist Battalion Munater Fusi'lers and one thousand colonials, with on. battery of artillery — in all probably less than two thousand men. i General Cronje conducted the sect- In r.=on un . til he weal to Klmberley to oppose Methuen. Ba : den-Powell was bombarded almost daily. lie made , occasional .sorties, but his force was too small and ' his weapons were too Ineffective to make headway against the besieging force. Colonel Plummerj who was stationed at Fort Tuli. in Rhodesia, raised; a force of two thousand irregulars to go to the relief of Mafeking. This intrepid ofßeatr got within sight I of the town on March 31. hut was compelled to | retire north along the railway after a stiff fight j with a superior force, of lioers. Early In March j also a force including theTKlmberley Light Horsa i began an advance from the south. . i Colonel Baden-Powell Joined the Hussars when he was nineteen years old. and la now a lieutenant j cclcnel in a regiment of Dragoon Guards, His, life 1 has been spent in the army and In special service • and travel, and he is an authority on cavalry lac j tics, having written' manuals on reconnotsbance , work and .scouting. He is ■ natural leader of men. I and rallied around him at Mafeking not only a well known group "' officers of high social position, hut also a seasoned bund of frontiersmen and" advent urers. The defence of Mafeklng nas been that of v natural scout. . ', Kike Cecil Rhodes. Colonel Baden-Powell was born in a rectory. He Is the son of the late Pro fessor Baden-Powell, of oxford and Lajigton Man or, and was born on February --. IS")". ■ Kducated at Charterhouse, he joined the l-fth Hussar? in 1876, and as adjutant served with his regiment In India and Afghanistan and South Africa. * Early In his military career he became famiinr with the parts of the African continent with which his name will hereafter be associated. In issT he was again at. i .1),.- Town as assistant military secretary to Gen eral Sir Henry Smyth, and during his two year* .stay there he served in the Zulu land operations and was mentioned In the dispatches. After serving three years at Malta, he again returned to Africa, charged with the special service of raising and commanding the native levies In the A shan tee oper ations. • '■ • ■ ■ • " For his brilliant work in this campaign he re ceived the brevet rank of lieutenant-colonel. After the Jameson raid, when the Matabeles rose a sec ond time, be was chosen as chief staff orilcr of General Sir Frederick Carrington. Promotion as brevet colonel followed this campaign/ arid he was plnced In command of the - r 'th Dragoons. At the beginning ft the war he was ?fl ooted, to proceed to South Africa to raise, n military force on the snot and to drill It Into efficiency. That he sue , . .-.-.. i in doing so is attested by his long and heroic, resistance against a superor. force. ." ; '/>" ■ .' FOUR TRACKS TO PITT.Sm T RU , over the Pennsylvania Railroud. Physical condition of the iiii« psrneC— a<Jvi. WITH BADEN-POWELL AT MAFEKING. One of the forts used in the defence of MaffkinK .— (The Navy and Army WIPE AN ALLEGED PLOTTER ACCUSED OF MARRYING AN OLD MAN TO GET HIS KICH ESTATE. LETTERS FROM A STCDKNT IN BROOKLYN INDICATE A PREVKH'S WEDDING — SUIT IN* THE SUPREME COURT. A case came up in the Supreme Court yester day in which it v.as charged that Alice Wood, twenty-eight years old, had entered into a con spiracy by which she had induced Cornelius H. Van Ness, an octogenarian, living at Cornwall. X. V.. to marry her. with the intention of de frauding him of the estate left him by his wife. Emma Louise Van Xess, who died on Jan uary 25, 1896. The suit bl brought for Harriet B. Harmon and Marie 15. Harmon, eighteen and fourteen years old respectively, by their father and guardian, Frank D. H-irmon, a well known resident of this city. The girls are the nieces of Mrs. Emma L. Van Ness, and they assert that by her will, although she left her estate to her husband, Mrs. Vnn Xess intended that he waa only to use the income of the property during his lifetime, and that on his death the principal was to go to them and another niece of Mrs Van Xess, Emma Louis.- Van Xess Day. Assistant Corporation Counsel Charles Blandy appeared as counsel for the plaintiffs, and said that Alice Wood was an adventuress who was married to a young man in a college in Brook lyn. fJhe had heard that Mr. Van Xess was in the habit <-f making love to every pretty young woman he mci and offering to marry her. She accordingly laid her plans, and. pretending to sprain her ankle outside his Cornwall home, ob talned admission. She made love to the old man, who finally married hi-r. Justice Freedman had granted a temporary Injunction In this action. Mr. Blandy said, which was to have a tnist Imposed on Mr. Van Neas?s estate In favor of th- two plaintiffs and th.dr cousin, bo that he oould spend only the Income of th<' property, to prevent him from disposing of the estate. It was served on Mr. Van Xess In the Xassau Bank us he was taking valuable securities out of his safe deposit vault and hnndlng them over to Alice Wood. She was also made a defendant In the action. Mr. Blandy Bald that since Van Xess married Alice Wood he had managed to get rid of property valued at $291,00& He therefore wanted the injunction continued pending trial. AT THE DOOR WITH SPRAINED ANKLE. Mr. Blandy submitted an affidavit from M.-iry East, who, with her husband, Frederick East, had been In the employ <.f Mr. Van Xess since May. lS'.tT. in which she paid that Alice Wood, whom ho subsequently married, rang the front door bell of his home on November .">, ISIH>. and said she had sprained her ankle; that she had comti to Cornwall to be cured of malaria, and was boarding In tho village. Mr. Van Xess inquired as to the extent of her injury, and had her driven back to her boarding house. The next day Alice Wood drove to the honse and Mr. Van NCH usked her if she would like to ss * ••■ tnt place, and showed it to her, after which he in vited her in to hear some music. She accepted the Invitation, and shortly afterward remarked to him that she could live there all her life. The next day Mr. Van Xess took her driving In his phaeton, and the following day drove her to the station, where, as he Informed Mrs. East, she had kissed him goodby. Shortly before Christmas Mr. Van Xess went to New-York, and visited Port Jervi3. On January 1!» last he returned to Cornwall accompanied by Alice Wood and her mother, who remained until Sun day. January 21. "During her stay Alice was constantly hugging and kissing the old man. and repeatedly asked him to marry her. From January '_'.T to February & Mr Van Xess bsj t (Hiiliiuril t>n «e«-ou«l |M«»t<-. TRAVEL IS REST on the I'.-nr.fjH.ii'l"- Limited. No earklng cares eaa l«ach you. "Every prospect pleases."— AJvt. .4 SENSATION IN THE XAYY COMMANDER TODD. THE HYDItoG HAPHKK. SUSPENDED ON CHARGES OF DIPT-ICITY. [nr THt.K>;R.\iu to the triium:.! Washington. May IS.— Commander C. C. Todd, the hydrographer of the Navy, has b«en sus pended from duty pending investigation by the Department of the charge of duplicity. The gravity of the charge has caused the utmost astonishment in the naval service on account of Commander Todd's high standing and excellent reputation. Officers acquainted with the details of the affair refuse to give any information on the subject beyond expressing indignation over what they term "the wanton reflection upon an officer's character to offset a political exigency." The only obtainable version of the affair comes from members of Congress who are interested in the fight between the Naval Hydrographic Office and the Coast Survey, which reached an acute stage when Representative Cannon suc ceeded In cutting the naval ocean and lakes sur vey appropriation down from $lOO,<K>O to $HM)MX and to offset this reduction of .?!>!>,<KH> procured an increase of more th\n 9300^000 in the Coast Survey appropriation for the same work. This economical manipulation, promptly reported In The Tribune, resulted in protests from Chambers of Commerce. Maritime exchanges. Boards of Trade and individual ship owaetl and shipping men in all parts of the country. THE FIGHT OVKR tfI'RVEYS. Members of Congress who had been instru mental in stopping the surveys whi h the Navy had been effectively prosecuting for years, and tu-riiii; the hydionraphic work over to the Coast Survej Office, which had failed after thirty years of Ineffective effort to chart the coast line of the united States, suspected that the Navy had been stirring up seafaring interests against them, and more than a week ago the chairman Ol the House Apruprlutions Committee ad drtssed a letter to Secretary Long calling for copies of all letters sent by the Department or any ol lt« bureaus or otllcers to Chambers of c« nunerce, Maritime Exchanges, Boards of Trade and individuals. This call for informa tion was circulated through the Department, ami returned to Congress with the statement that no letter! had been dent out und» r any of the beads mentioned. Promptly on the re ceipt of this reply another deuiiirii was made on the Secretary for a eocnpk te > opy of a letter declare. l t<> have been sent to Lieutenant Malli son. the branch hydrographer at Seattle, by Command.r Todd. setting forth the inury to tue Navy contemplated by the pending legislation. This" turned out to be a circular letter which the bydrograpaiii had mailed several weeks ago to all naval officers in charge of branch hydro graphic offices. It has not been made to ap pear that any of these naval officers In charge of branches used the information in these of ficial letters to hound and harass the antago nists of the Navy In Congress, but it was as serted that they belonged in the category ol "individuals" -ship owners, shipping m.n. pilots. .tc— referred to in the original demand oa the Department for information, and it was de clared that Commander Todd was guilty of sup pressing the whole truth. Cnder the force of Congressional pressure controlling the Governmental purat strings. Secretary Long derided te —Bind Commander Todd pe'mling further investigation last Tu. s day. The blight thus put on this officer's caTCCff was kept secret until yesterday, when it leaked out in the House committee room, and soon !«? came known in the Senate, where the Navy has m.st Mend* Senator Lindsay, of Kentucky, immediately called on Secretary Long for copies of all the papers in the case, and will publish them. Cmmander Todd is confined to his house by Illness, but, it is understood, has al:- it I for a court of inquiry. Commander Todd has been for many yean one of the leading ordnance officers in the service, and has b>-.-n n>>t only regarded as on.- of the ahlaM bat as one of the DtOSi popular mea In the service. His last cruise was in command of the Wilmington, when he made the famous voyage up the Amazon into Peru the expedition returning last year after making notable discoveries of commercial value. li a Kentuckian. and a graduate of the Naval Academy in 1^">«'« and a graduate of the War College In Isf.*i.1 sf .*i. As commander Wilmington through the Sranlsh war he rescued the 111-fated torpedo boat Winston at Cardenas. cilt the <ab!e ar M inzanillo tin: ' - •■< part in 1,,, battle there, aasjatod In the landing of the Bl mi it Sit* n< after com ring th< ■ : rtt fr.-r.i Florida, and had active bio. kade uty throughout the war. Cure the Cough that strain* the Lungs with JAYNE'S EXPECTORANT.-Advt. ■PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW MONTANA CLAIMANT GOT. SMITH APPOLXTS A SUC CESSOR TO CLARK. THE ANT GOVERNORS ACTION DECLARED TO BE VITIATED BY ri:.\ri> macinnis named I as SENATOR. Helena, Mont.. May 18.— Governor Smith this afternoon appointed Martin Magtnnts United States Senator, to succeed William A. Clark. The Governor bases his action on the ground that the appointment of Clark by Lieutenant- Governor Spriggs Is vitiate! by fraud. He al leges that the resignation of Senator Clark was written In April, and that the date It now bears. May 11. was the result of an erasure of the original date, which, it Is said, can be easily proved by an examination of the document. 'He also alleges that the resignation was In the possession of Charles W. Clark, son of the Senator, for several weeks, and that the resig nation of Senator Clark at the time It was made was part of a plot to Insure his appointment by the Lieutenant-Governor. In carrying out the plot. It is asserted, misrepresentations and other devious methods were used to get the Governor out of the State. The Governor holds that ow ing to these alleged fraudulent practices the appointment of Clark Is void. XO HOPE FOR CLARK. RESOLUTION NULLIFYING HIS ELECTION TO BE PRESSED TO PASSAGE. \ [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNV.] Washington, May IS. — The decision reached this morning by the Senate Committee on Priv ileges and Elections to press the passage of the resolution nullifying W. A. Clark's »•>. -in as a Senator from Montana for the term beginning March 4. ISJ>O. will have the effect of closing the doors of the upper house of Congress on that political equilibrist for at least the rest of the current session. The committee was not unani mous In voting to continue its efforts to invalid ate the Montana Legislature's original action, In spite of Mr. Clark's cleverly devised scheme of resignation ami r»appo:ntment. But the two thirds support given to Mr. Hoar's proposal to push the committee's finding to a vote in the Senate indicates the strength of the feeling In the deliberative branch, that no stone should be left unturned to prevent Mr. Clark's return to membership on terms so repugnant to the Sen ate's sense of dignity and so suggestive of po litical trickery and scandal. Three members of the committee — Messrs. Pettus, Harris and Prltchard— took the strictly technical view that, whatever the validity of Mr. Clark's original tenure cf office, ail processes to question or upset his title fell with his resig nation as a Senator. The other six members present— Messrs. Hoar. Chan Burrows, Mc- Comas, Turley and Caffery — contended that the mere act of resignation did not estop the Senate from registering its opinion of the legality or illegality of the Montana Legislature's action, or from determining whether that action con stituted a performance of it? constitutional obli gation to fill i'uo vacancy caused by the expira tion of Mr. Mantie's tejm. A bitter attack on Mr. Clark and his political methods is under stood to have been made by Mr. Turley. th» senior Democrat on the committee, and the at titude taken by the Senator from Tennessee probably reflects the opinion of the Montana man's 'peanut" tactics entertained by a ma jority of the Senators on the Democratic side. No vote was taken on the question of referring Mr. Clark's new recess appointment credentials when they arrive, but not more than two or three members of the committee believe that th-? certificate issued by Lieutenant-Governor Spriggs should be received without question. A telegram of protest from Governor Smith, read at the committee meeting to-day, offers sufficient ground on which to rest an Inquiry, and Mr. Chandler will undoubtedly demand an opportunity to Investigate the peculiar circum stances under which the Montana claimant's new title was obtained. On a test vote in the Senate a motion to refer would probably have a two-thirVls or three-fourths majority. PROTEST FROM GOVERNOR SMITH. The protest riled by Governor Smith is dated yesterday, and reads as follows: Hon. W. E. Chandler. Washington: I desire to present In as forcible a manner as possible my protest against the course pursued by the Hon. W. A. Clark in attempting to defeat the action or the Senate or the United States upon the resolution presented by the Committee on Priv ileges and Elections affecting his title to a seat, and to protest against the methods pursued by him In securing an appointment at the hands of the Lieutenant-Governor during rr v v absence from the State under circumstances and conditions which, M my mind, indicate collusion and fraud. His con duct In attempting ■ resignation and procuring a appointment under the conditions as he did. If the matter was before a court or Justice, would have been considered a contempt of court on his art. 1 therefore trust that the committee and the Senate will proceed to a proper and complete con sideration of the question, so that the rights, not only of Mr. Clark, l"it of Militate of Montana, in the* premises may be determined, and that upon the presentation of his credentials or appointment by the Lieutenant-Governor the same M trans ferred to the Committee nil Privileges and Elections for Investigation, and that I be permitted to make a more complete and detailed statement or facts concerning the resignation and appointment of Mr. Clark. A hearing on the new credentials, extending in' > the closing weeks of the session, appears therefore to be unavoidable: nor Is there any prospect that Mr. Clark will find himse!? In stalled in office when adjournment comes. It wai further ngreeil in . ommlttee to M th* whole Montana controversy go over until Mon day, on account of the various specia! afOSH to be t-xecuteil to-morrow. Mr. Chandler .\-.:i not call the nullifying resolution up. nor win Mr. Clark's bvw certlficati i nted in the mean time if it arrives EFFECT OF THE NEW APPOINTMENT. The announcement from Helena that Governor Smith had appointed Martin Maginnis to fill the vacancy from Montana now exiting in the Sen ate makes more imperative than ever a decision from the Committee on Privileges and Elections on the validity of W. A. Clark's second set of credentials. Mr. Maglnnls will, of course, con test the legality of the certificate Issued to Mr. Clark by Lieutenant-Governor Sprlggs on grounds of trickery and collusion, and although he may not make out a strong enough case to obtain the seat for himself, will at least be able to prevent Mr. Clark's readmisslon at the pr*« ent session. Mr. Maglnnis hi one of the beat known Demo cratic politicians in the Rocky Mountain group of States. He was a Delegate in Congress from Montana Territory for six terms, from IST3 to l v> v." and became Territorial Governor under the first Cleveland Administration. On the ad mission of Montana aa a State he was elated a United States Senator, along with Mr. Clark. by the "rump" Democratic Legislature of ISoU, but failed to obtain a seat. A -i>ivi\> HEALER" JXDICTED. Boston. May IS.— Francis Truth, who advertised himself cs a "divine healer." was indicted by th» United States Grand Jury to-dtt'y on seven bills, ag gregating twenty counts, for alleged fraudulent use Of the mull.". RIGHT AT YOUR HAND Is Grand Central Station of the New York Central with a through train every hour. Reservation* made a month in ad vane*. Train* at sJI aaasa> See lime table.— Advt.