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ThM G Alrord Jr 0 Sup Art Den Library of Coiigrtu. TENTH TEAK. PHCEIOX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MOENING, DECEMBER 3, 1899. VOL. X. NO. 199. THE AHj IZON A THE MODDER RIVER Probably the Scene of British Disaster. METHUEN IS HELD UP From the Feet That the Dispatches Make no Mention of Boer Losses It Is Concluded That They Were Small The Censor Has Cut Out All Press Messages Relating to the t Engagement. London, Dec. 2. A meagre dispatch giving a list of British casualties at Modder river and announcing the bare fact that Lord Methuen is still there awaiting reinforcements. Is only sup plemented by a brief special message from Cape Town tonight stating that the Boers destroyed the bridge over Modder river before the battle and are now concentrating at Spytfontein, where a final battle, before Kimberley is relieved, is expected to taka place. The censor has apparently stepped a'.l press messages from the front relating to the battle, which is not regarded as a favorable indication. As to the material results of General Methuen's engagements it is not yet clear whether General Methuen's force actually crossed the Modder river or is still awaiting the rebuilding of the bridge before the artillery and cavalry can cross. In any case the railway must be car ried fiver the bridge before the indis pensable, big naval guns can pass, be cause Lord Methuen's last message showed that they were worked on trucks along the railroad. It is a sig- j rifleant fact that Lord Methuen's cable j makep no mention of the Boer loss which, therefore, is assumed to te small. A.ipateh from Cape Town this evrning says Lord Methuen's advance Undoubtedly is beginning to affect Boer strategy and probably , explains the withdrawal from Mooi river. The con tinued presence of the commandos in Cape Colony tends to confirm the opin ion that the Boers are making des perate efforts to recruit their forces from the Dutch residents. THE BRITISH LOSS. London, Dec. 2. It is surmised that the British dead and wounded at the hard fought battle of Modder liver number hundreds. The war office to day gave out the information that the total number of casualties was 438 and the number of killed was 73. General Forester Walker's dispatch proved that all reports of General Methuen's ad vance after the battle of Modder river were premature. The latest news from Natal indicates that the bulk of the Lady-smith relief force has arrived at Frere though there is considerable conjecture as to the whereabouts of General Clery, whess movements have not been chronicled recently. According to a special dispatch from Cape Town General Joubert was killed November 10. PAPER FAMINE IMMINENT. London, Dec, 2. Another detachment of 3,000 British troops sailed for Souih Africa today. Owing to the phenom enal sale of newspapers consequent up on the war, a paper famine is threat ened. . RELIEF FOR MACRUJI. Washington, Dec. 2. The president has designated Adelbert F. Hay to pro ceed at once to South Africa as the representative of the state department and take the place of Mr. Macrum, the present United States consul at Pre toria. A CHEERFUL VIEW. Vienna, Dc.2. Count Goluchowski, Austro-Hungarlan minister of foreign affairs, made a cheerful spsech to the foreign committee of the Hungarian delegation today regarding the South African war. He expressed a confident hope that the conflict would maintain its local character, and Eaid 'appre hensions of widespread complications therefrom were not justified. TANGIBLE ALLIANCES Chamberlain Only Talked Their the Best. Plainer London, Dec. 2. Mr. Chamberlain's liking for straight flung words has not only thrown the capitals of Europe into turmoil, but his declarations have been by no means acceptable to those in England who are responsible for the relation with the United States. It appears that when Mr. Choate made his Thanksgiving speech he was quite ignorant that Mr. Chamberlain ' was speaking so definitely regarding tangible alliances, and the ambassador did not intend his genpralisms regarding- Great Britain, Germany and the United States to be taken as a confirmation of the colonial secretary's outspoken remarks. It would appear that Mr. Chamberlain only tola the i truth, for in the dispatches of Novem ber 25 it was pointed out that negotia tions were afoot for an alliance look-, ing for a settlement of the far eastern i question. BRITONS IN HONOLULU. San Francisco, Dec. 2. The Associ ated Press dispatches from Honolulu state that a thousand dollars was sent on the steamship Warrimoo to Victoria by British residents of Honolulu for the fund started in London for the care of families of soldiers sent to South Af rica. BUBONIC PLAGUE. The Disease Has Made Its Appearance In Japan. Yokohama, Dec. 2. The bubonic plague has made its entry into Japan. Five undoubted cases have been re ported at Kobe, three already proving fatal. The pest is traced to cotton im ported from China. GERMAN NAVAL EXPNSION A Probability That the Emperor's Bill Will Pass. Berlin, Dec. 2. After a fortnight of preliminary skirmishing the reichstag during the coming week will begin the serious work of starting with the first 1 reading of the budget, which always leads to serious and heated debates, the important part of which will be the advance of the fight for and against the new naval bilL The whole energy of the emperor and government will be used toward making the bill a law and thus securing for Germany the second place in the world as a naval power. After surveying the parliamentary field it seems pretty probable that the bill will pass, as the whole right, part of the center and a portion of the left seem in favor of its .passage. No doubt German public opinion overwhelmingly J favors the bill, as the people believe' with the emperor that it is absolutely necessary for Germany's continued prestige as a norli power and for the extension of German trade and in fluence abroad, besides the conviction is now held generally here that France need not be feared as a serious mili tary competitor, she having reached her ultimate limit in increasing her army and being unable to compete with Germany's additional 13,000,000 of inhab itants. Thus it may be said that Ger many now has her hands free for navi! expansion. SENATOR VEST'S HEALTH. o It Has Improved But He Is Not a Well Man. Washington, Dee. 2. Senator Vest of Missouri is in the city. When con gress closed Mr. Vest was in a pre carious state of health, but his friends declare that his long vacation has greatly benefited him although it can not be said he is a well man. He is still weak and has failed to increase his weight. His eyes, from which he suf fered at the last session of congress, are still troubling him. From present indications Mr. Vest will be at his ac customed place in the senate when congress meets, but unless his strength increases he will not be able to take the active part in national legis'ation that has marked his career for many years. -o FITZ AND HIS MANAGER Break Between The Fighter and Martin Julian. Chicago, Dec. 2. The News says: Ex-Champion Robert Fitzsimmons and his old time manager, Martin Julian, have parted company. This resulted from a bitter quarrel in the pugilist's room in the Sherman house last night, at which fists were freely swung and a revolver was displayed. Fitzsimmons left for New York city today vowing he was done with Julian for good. The disagreement comes af ter a series of misunderstandings. o PRISON WORK. Outlined Before the Indiana Endeavor Societies. Richmond, Ind., Dec. 2. Chaplain Harry L. Henderson of the northern Indiana prison this morning addrassed the state Christian Endeavor conven tion, telling of the practical results of the prison work conducted by the or ganization. -Other speakers and their topics were as follows: "Strictly Bus iness," Will J. DeVoI of Lebanon: "Getting on in the World," by Charles A. Vinnedge of Indianapolis; "Old Settlers and New Fields," by Rev. D. B. Atkinson of Meron; "As Others Sea Us," Miss Je'nnie Masson of Indianapo lis. The afternoon was set aside for conferences of district secretaries, local union workers, juniors workers and corresponding secretaries and to a' y i.i. Ltceline of the state an i district! officers. I A BLUFF THAT WENT How Fifty Men Captured 800 Armed Filipinos. A Brash Lieutenant Established Tele- j graphic Communications With the ! Rebel General and Lied About! r His Force. Manila, Dec. 2. The capture by Lieu- Oaxaca. Mex., Dec. 2. The Mexican tenant Munroe and fifty men of the i troops are waging an energetic cam Fourth cavalry, of the Filipino General paign against the Mazo Indians on the Canon, with S00 men and officers, : Yucatan peninsula. Severe fighting has with rifles, several American and . taken place, the Indians being drawn seventy Spanish prisoners at Bayom-1 from their strongholds. There were bong, province of Nueva Visecaya, was j many killed and wounded. a successful bluff. Lieutenant Munroe tapped a rebel wire, telegraphed to Canon that he was advancing with a large force and demanded his sur render. After negotiations Canon consented to capitulate to a superior force, whereupon Lieutenant Munroe tele graphed that he would enter the town with a s:nall guard and receive the garrison's surrender. He captured the Who!;? Filipino force and secured heir arir.s, the rebels supposing Munroe had an army behind him. GENERAL OTIS' REPORT.. Washington, Dec. 2. General Otis -.w..c..v i, the surrender of Bayonbong. The iorce mat surrenaerea numosrs j men armed with Mausers, and a num ber of officers. o VENEZUELAN REVOLUTION Supported by Money It Is Making Headway. Willemstad, Island of Curacoa, Dec. 2. The Hernandist revolution is gain ing ground in Venezuela from day to day and is supported by the leading members of the commercial and finan- ciaJ worIds who suppiy the revolution - ist, ...ith thp arms an1 mr,nPV thev need. El Mocho says that General Hernan dez is at present at Tocuyo, a sht.rt distance from Vallencia, at the head of an army of from 6,000 to S.000 men. and a great battle is expected to occur at any time. o ORDERS FOR THE RANGER. Navy Department Officials Sensational Stories. Ridicule Washington, Dec. 2. The navy de-partn-,-:.i oilitials ridicule the San Francisco story of mysterious sealed orders to the Ranger and the rumors of her approaching departure for Manila. The department has not dis guised the fact that the Ranger has been selected to continue the work of sun-eying the west caast of Central America, which was begun by the Thetis and stopped by the war. The placing of guns on the ship is explained by the fact that she has just been extensively overhauled and commis sioned, and the plans for this work in cluded a more modern battery than that which she had carried. HE HAD BEEN DRINKING. Minot, N. TK, Dec. 2. Last night Hans Thorpe, a car repairer, employed in the Great Northern yards at this place, shot his wife, killing her in stantly, and then attempted to commit suicide, but failed. He is now in jail. J Thorpe had been drinking for several ! days. RETURNING SOLDIERS. San Francisco, Dec. 2. The United States transport Grant arrived today from Manila via Nagasaki, with a number of discharged men. THE DRAINAGE CANAL. Illinois People Have Water Troubles of Their Own. Chicago, Dec. 2. The special canal commission appointed by Governor Tanner absolutely declined to modify its first demands as to the conditions that should prevail before the water is turned into the new drainage canal. SOLDIERS VS. SAILORS. Philadelphia. Dec. 2. The Westpoint foot ball team defeated Annapolis on Franklin field thi3 afternoon in a hard fought battle, 17 to 5. TO RAISE THE CHARLESTON. The Navy Department Applied One Who is Hopeful. to By- Washington, Dec. 2. The navy de partment is already in receipt of an application for permission to attempt to raise the Charleston, which is sup posed to be lying on the bottom of the sea near Guinapak rocks, north of Luzon. The applicant is one who his also pending an application for per mission to raise the Maine and the Spanish vessels sunk off Santiago. His application, with any others that may- be received as to the Charleston, will be turned over to Admiral Watson at Manila, but there is not the faintest hope entertained here that the ship can ever be raised. o TO FIGHT THE TRUST. Pittsburg, Dec. 2. Fiftsen independ ent window glass factories were start ed in this vicinity today in opposition to the new trust. ANOTHER INDIAN WAR. Mexico Also Has a Variety of Amuse ments. WAS CUT AND DRIED Election of David B. Hender son, Speaker. The Republican Members of the House After a Discussion of Two Hours Decide to Re-enact the Ad mirable Rules of the Late Czar. Washington, Dec. 2. The caucus of the republican members of the houSe tonight was a cut and cried affair. The selection of a candidate for speaker by the party in power is usually a very animated affair, but months "ago, all the other candidates who entered the field after the retirement of Speaker Reed, abandoned the contest, leaving General David B. Henderson of Iowa, an unopposed candidate. His nomination was therefore a fore gone conclusion and he was nominated by acclamation. The officers of the last house, except Col. Russell, sergeant-at-arms, were renominated without oppo sition. Col. Russell was not a cand:- I date for re-election and Col. Henry A. i Cassion of Wisconsin was nominated in his stead. But before the adjournment cf the caucus nfter a iscussiim lasting al most two hours), the republicans with out a dissenting vote, decided to re enact the Reed rules. RICHARDSON CHOSEN Minority Leader Elected by Democratic Caucus. the I Washington, Dec .2. A caucus of tue uemocratic members of the house for j ning. when Boland pounded the ball possession of the ranch. In the mean the selection of candidates for house ! over Brawley's head for a single. Lo- , time Hardenburg had sold 115 head of . 'pz s-nt the ball to Chiekenney and iy,a rattle Wnrrl wanted nv for officers was held in the hall of repre- , i lne cattie. aru waniea pay ior . - a . t, . ; A" "-strong struck out. i these cattle and application was made sentatnes today. The princp... I:.t r, ln thethil.d there waa the same close ; to Sherman, who persisted in declining est cen.eied in the contesi ior the playing, which resulted without runs. ' (0 invest any more money in the cat- speakership nomination, which carries with it the democratic leadership on the floor. The candidates were Rich- ardson of Tennessee, Dearmond of Missouri. Bankhead of Alabama and Sulzer of New York. Representative elect Roberts of Utah kttended the cau cus and voted on the first roll call. No question of his right to participate in the proceedings was raised. Richardson was nominated on the sixth ballot. The new leader of the minority, James D. Richardson, is a resident of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and is fifty-seven years of age. At the age of eighteen he left Franklin college, Tennessee, to enter the confderat army, in which he served four years. He began the study 0f jaw after the close of the war and began practice in 1867. His public life began in 1S71, when he was elected to the lower house of the legislature. He was elected to the Forty-ninth con gress and has served continuously since. He is a prominent Mason, hav ing been grand master of the order in his state, grand high priest of the grand chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, and inspector general of the Scottish Rite. o FOE ARIZONIANS Pensions, Patents and Other Privi leges to Eesidents. Washington, Dec. 2. (Special.) A design has been granted Louis Hud gin of Lochiel for standard for copy holders. Anton F. Overman of Albuquerque, N. M., has been appointed a tailor at the Salem Indian school, Oregon. Eugene A. Farrington of Fort Hua chuca has been appointed transporta tion agent at the quartermaster de partment at large at Fort Hutchuca. I William H. Long has been appointed letter carrier at Albuquerque, N. M. Dr. George H. Bradbeck has been appointed a pension examining sur geon at Deming, N. M. Frank Doan of Mohave has been ! appointed an engineer at Fort Mojave Indian school. Miss Lou Goenaweiss of El Reno, Oklahoma, has been appointed a cook at the Indian school at Supai, Ariz. THE FIRST FOR PHINIX An Interesting Opening of the Tucson-Phoenix Series. The Strongest Ball Teams Ever Seen in Phoenix Are Eilled for. Four Games The Second Game Comes Off Today. Phoenix, 8; Tucson, 3. There would have been a great deal of enthusiastic rooting at the ball park yesterday afternoon had there been more fans there to see the first game of the Phoenix-Tucson series. It was a good game, distinguished for heavy batting and good field work. Chicken- ny stole bases like a sprinter, and the fast work of Noyes, the new catcher for the home team, made the game lively. The game was not called until after 3 o'clock, but it 'was all over a few minutes after the last rays of the sun left the diamond. Tyler pitched five innings and Jones was put in the box to relieve him. Armstrong pitched for the visiting team and his support was good. Lopez caught the game for the visitors. The Phoenix team did some heavy batting and the three runs made in the fifth and those ot the seventh were due to clear batting. There were few errors on either side. Cochran, who was knocked out of the foot ball game on Thursday, played second for the Phoenix team, and ,the only sign he showed of weakness was in his stick work. He played a fine game at second, making one put out, which he ran into right field to ac complish. The visitors are strength ened and are in condition to put up first-class ball. It was the heavy hit ting of the home team that won game yesterday. the Phoenix opened the game with Coch- feels that he is a victim of prosperity, ran at bat. The captain of the Indians: of the growth of the cattle business in struck out. and both Feidler and' Arizona. He has been in the cattle Noyes sent the ball to the Infield and i business for many years and it cur failed to get the first bag. For the ! iously turns out that it would have visitors Hartwell pounded the ball to ! been better for him if the disastrous short and failed at first. Dunn walked Etate ot the business five years ago had to first. Brown Dlaced the ball in Jones' mitt in the right field, and Jones tried for a double, but Dunn got back to first before the ball. Lamkin failed ' to secure first. I Jones resumed the battle for Phoe- nix. He pounded the leather to center i field, where it was caught by Wooley. ; McGrath followed" "With a double bar- ; ger and stole third, when Bra ley came to bat. Brawley made a sing'- and stole the second bag. Tyler hit i short, failing to reach first, and Collins sent a high one into right field, where it fell with a death thud into White t; big mitt. For the visitors, White strolled to first, and in leading off for I , n i .1 r n .i u-ac ft lien i 1 1 1 inn narr rtv - strong throv by Noyes. Wooley made a single and was on the third bag tnrougn clever stealing ana Dase run- t hickenney made a hit, but was out , at second on Cochran's single to short. Feidler popped to second and short- ened the side, and Cochran was caught at cnnil ninninc cm Vhvil:1 cinfHf t n at second runniner on Noves' sinele to short. For the visitors, Hartwell hit cattleman notwithstanding he was and lf the seat of the representative In light to the pitcher and went out at : disclaiming ownership in even a single j cngress from Utah could not be va first. Dunn struck out and Brown head of stock. eated on such a ground, drove the ball to Cochran. At length Ward brought suit for j At aly rate, whatever the outcome, Jones would have scored, perhaps, in $15,000, never imagining what a petard there is no doubt that Mr. Roberts is the fourth had he touched the first bag he was preparing for himself. If Gen- i "ow m very hot water, the tempera when he ran on a wild throw by Arm- eral Sherman could have had his way j ure ' which is likely, to increase, strong which was intended to stop the ' Mr. Ward would not have been able to Many members of the house who might runner at first. The ball went into the touch the bomb off, and so would not be lukewarm in advancing in this case weeds and Jones made third, but he have blown himself up. The general ; And themselves subjected to a hot fire was called out bv the umpire on com- kept out of the way of service until ; m their rear. As stated several days ... ..... 1 QtrA mnra 1AA ..n nlnint bv the visitors that tho runner did not toucn tne nrst bag m running the bases. McGrath failed to find the ball and walked. He took second on Brawleys' single and both men were advanced a bag on a passed ball. Tyler failed at first and Collins struck out, allowing McGrath and Brawley to die on bases. For Tucson, Lamkin and White made singles, the latter driving 11IC ua.il iu icn l.tm. UC Uill thrown to third and Lamkin was put ; ,..,. , out Wooley sent the ball to Brawley and was out at the first bag. ana Noyes retired the side by taking in a foul pop from Roland's stick. rnu'1 ",iluc ru, 3" l"c' Chiekenney gave an exhibition or base stealing aim was ieaiueu uy i i uu on a passed ball. Cochran struck out. Feidler made a clean hit to center for one bag, stole second and got the third bag on a passed ball. Feidler scored on Noyes' single to left. Jones drove the ball clean through center for two bags and Noyes scored. McGrath and urawiey Doin iauea 10 gei 10 nisi. . Lopez, for the visitors, found the ball and sent it over left field for a home run. Armstrong found the ball and perity which has overtaken him. He polygamist in the Forty-third, Forty secured the first bag on an error in j may present a claim against General fourth. Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth and the infield. Hartwell sent up a high j Sherman and Hardenburg for his ef- Forty-seventh congresses.' This was one to Cochran, and Dunn followed by j ficient management of their ranch, for ; Mr. George Q. Cannon, elected a dele a single to McGrath, who threw to 1 which they had never paid, and which gate to congress from Utah. When he second. stopping Armstrong there. 1 five years ago all the parties consid- j presented himself to be sworn in lie Dunn stole second when Brown was ered an unprofitable burden. was objected to, and Speaker B'aine trying for his single, and took third A couple of weeks ago whi'e Ward directed him to stand aside. When all when Brown hit the ball. Dunn made thought he was the owner of the Sun- the others had been sworn the house the first score, for the visitors on an flower ranch he was offered $40,CO0 for returned to his case and a resolution ii,,nr.iri, thrnti- hv Vnvpa in scmnil. it We refused to sell, holdine it at was offered refusing to admit him on Lamkin ambled to first and White ended the side by striking out. i Phoenix failed to score in the sixth. Tyler failed to reach first, Collins sent up a high one which was taken in at second Chickenney walked and stole second, and Cochran s high ball was taken ln by White. Jones went in the box for the home team, and Wooley poVinded a liner to Feidler, giving the first baseman a chance to make a sen sational stop. Noyes caught a foul off Boland's stick and Lopez was struck out. Five runs were made by the home team in the seventh, which were due to good batting. Feidler walked to first, and Noyes made a. single. Jones again made a two base hit, and Noyes came in on McGrath's single. Braw ley struck out. Jones and McGrath scored when Tyler drove the ball into center field. Tyler stole two bases, and came in on a passed ball. Collins made a two bagger and Chiekenney diu likewise, but Collins failed to reach the rubber in time. Cochran failed at first. Tucson did not score. Arm strong sent the ball to short, and Dunn, ;who waked to first, was out trying for the second bag. Lam-kin did not get to first. . The eighth was without runs. Feidler was put out at first, Noyes and Jones made singles, and Noyes was put out at second. . McGrath singled a short and died on the first bag when Brawley went out at first. Wooley struck out for the visitors, and Boland and Lo- ! pez made singles. Armstrbng pounded the ball to Chiekenney and Hartwell struck out. In the ninth Tyler and Cochran struck out, and Collins was caught running to third. Dunn made a three base hit for Tucson and scored on I T. .. . , . "'" "'"B"-. e navmg made two of me inree runs made by the visitors. Two men followed at bat and were put out, and Brown made a close run for the rubber but failed. The second game will be played this afternoon. Score Phoenix 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 08 Tucson ... .-. 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 Umpire Anderson. Scorer Seip. 0 THE SUNFLOWER RANCH How J. M. Ward Was Suffocated by Prosperity. The old case of Ward vs Hardenburg et al was ended in district court yester day by a judgment of $17,173.50 for the defendant. This Is one of the kind of law suits which do not occur every day and the plaintiff is not left in a proper frame for the full enjoyment of me carnival season. He. no doubt. "e present moment. Previous to 18S9 the plaintiff. J. M. Ward, was the owner of the Sun flower cattle ranch. That year he sold it to David Hardenburg and M. H. Sherman, who formed the Hardenburg Sherman Cattle company. The pur chase price of the ranch was $35,000 and the defendants gave the plaintiff two notes of $12,500 each. In 1S94 the plain tiff was insisting on the payment cf these notes. General Sherman, who had grown weary of the cattle business, as everybody else was who was engagjd in it at that time, said he would not sink any more money in it, but pro posed to Mr. Ward to take the ranch j ... , - . ... auu -iiiie tii i iv aim i . n Hi. t l lilt uuica. Wnrrl 1 1 . 1 rnt irant I ho ranfh tint nm posed to accept $20,000 in payment of the notes. General Sherman was not temnted bv the offer and Ward took ue business and took no further in terest In the matter, but busied himself J m street railway and' water works projects little dreaming that in spite utmtmtf V--a n tr n tViriva ae a ' nf hlmwlf h was e-ninir tn thrive as a ' he Was at last caugttt in Arizona, me I case was tried a few days ago. Thejives nave signed a petition to their evidence was voluminous and threw a j husbands and the house against the gre : deal of light on the prosperity in , seating of Mr. Roberts. The number which the cattle business has been im- I has since increased, and the petition mersed for the last four or five years, ! which is being circulated by Mrs. Joy. or ever since Mr. Ward took the Sun- i wife of Representative Joy of Mls fiower ranch back under protest. Judge souri, is rapidly filling up with the Street vesterday rendered his finding of j names of representatives' wivas. ' It facts in which it was shown that i Ward has received from the ranch a t- ....... nl , "tue mo7e lr?n '""""' , . ," r 1 shown that the Sherman-Hardejiburs i amounted with interest to a lit- ; uf legs than ow) Jt appaal.ed aiso that Mr Ward g' position oa the ranch, . . nn, -n cancelled. uu-:was that of a mortgagee in posssssion. T,t. and that deducting the , mct and that deducting I anllnt nf hia notes from the receipts of the property in trUst he owned the defendants $17,173.50. Judgment was ordered against him for that amount j and he was further ordered to turn the ranch and cattle business back to J tj,em if the cattle business had been ' anv Ketter than it has been he would have fared still worse. jje Will. no doubt, look around for COme relief from the stroke of pros- $50,000. o SAILED FOR MANIXiA. San Francisco. Dec' 2. The trans- port Warren sailed for Manila today. The Warren carries eight companies of the Forty-ninth infantry. LIVE STOCK MARKET. Los Angeles, Dec. 2. Cattle per cwt., ! $3.734.25; calves, $4.505: sheep per1 , . , ., : ..eau. seiners, v.,oa; lamos, 2.75. ROBERTS' AFFAIR The Republican Managers Will Get Him Out. IN THE INVESTIGATION A New Line Will Ba Adopted By Which the State of Utah Instead of the Congressman-Elect Shall Be Put on the Defensiv-rThe Precedent of Congressman Cannon Brought TJp. - Washington, Dec. 2. It is now stated that it is the avowed purpose of the republican managers in the house to get Mr. Roberts of Utah out of congress, if possible. In this effort, it is said, they will be joined by some prominent democrats. Having con cluded that Mr." Roberts should be re moved, the question at issue among the leaders now is how to effect it. About a dozen of the most notable lawyers among the republicans, in cluding one or two of the house man agers, have the subject under consid eration now and are casting about for the ways and means of getting Mr. Roberts out. Precedents are being carefully examined and the whole case is undergoing careful research and earnest discussion. It is not improb able that the republican caucus will take up the matter the latter part of this week, although it is not to be made a strict party question. While the republicans feel that they must take the initiative, because of the re sponsibility devolving upon the major ity, the assistance of democrats will be expected. The plan discussed last week was to have the house sustain by a major ity vote an objection to the administra tion of the oath of office to Mr. Rob-" erts has found favor among many. On the other hand, however, some object to it upon the ground of the doubtful constitutionality of such action, and advocate passing- the case to the com mittee on Judiciary, on a resolution of expulsion. It is well understood, of course, that expulsion requires a two thirds vote of the house. Those who have the case in charga are pursuing their investigations in a . new direction today that Is, whether . this should not be made a case against the representation in congress of the state of Utah, rather than a personal fight on Roberts. This line of investi gation was recommended by a mem ber of the committee which passed on the act admitting' Utah as a state. It was suggested that it would be well to i cc " L "-" not violated the com- tm 1 -. .. i , . . . ' patc ittt the general government j wnen the territory was promising all ' SOrtS Of things tO get into thk Union. sorls or tnings to get into the union. iu" Itprcsenuuivm than 100 is not expected, of course, that these ladies, having embarked in the enter- nr SO Will lot th. matter. !th mere v s innir thp n, ItL t; fact merely signing the petition. In fact, some of the representatives ruefully say that peace in their own households will not be assured until Mr. Roberts is out of congress. ' If the case roes before a committee ' "r nuuoe mere m ue no umicuiiy in securing prosecutors. Several or- ganlzations stand ready to take' Up the cudgels against him. and it is un- derstood that one of them, the League for Social Service, has engaged ex- Senator Edmunds, ex-Secretary Car- lisle and Mr. Harry H. Smith as coun- sel. Mr. Roberts will retain compe- tent counsel when the time comes. In looking over the precedents, the searchers recall the experience of a the ground that he had taken oaths in- consistent with his citizenship in the United States and was guilty of prac tices in violation of the laws of . the United States. Mr. Cannon was a confessed poly gamist, having four or five wives. He was not unseated, however, and served as delegate in several congresses. When he came to the Forty-seventh there was a contest against his seat by one Campbell and the case went be- fore the committee on elections. Neither man was seated. Campbell was denied because he had not received enough votes and cannon because he I was a polygamist.