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WASHISTGrTOl, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1900.
Price One Cent.
THB BRITISH OPES FIRE
Warren Begius the Boiulianlnicnt
of Tau.TUinaiia Mountain.
Gcuernl French's Uffclit FlnnU Atl
tnnccs to Within Fifteen Miles of
'm iil'.i I'ont Indications That the
llocrs Arc IleliiK Attacked All
Along: the Line liy the Eii&lish.
SPEARMAN'S CAMP. Natal. Jan. 20 (11
a. m.). Gun firing was heard early this
morning. General Warren has commenced
bombarding Tabanmana Mountain.
Among; the prisoners taken by Lord Dun
"donald is a grandson-in-law of President
Kruger.
RENSBURG, Jan. 19. General French's
right flank has advanced eight miles east J
of Siinger s Font and is now within tuteen j
miles of Xorval's Pont An estimate made
here of the total Boer losses to date places
the number at C.000. The indications are
that the Boers are being attacked all along
the line.
JOHN RUSKIN DEAD.
The Famous Knjrlish Fssnyist Passes
Ahiij- nt Ilraiiivtnoti.
LONDON, Jan. 20. John Ruskiu died at
his home at Brantwood today. He had
been steadily failing bodily and mentally
for many months.
TRAPPED BI FILIPINOS
BOER TRENCHES SHELLED.
The ItritUli Fire Fulls to Urine:
Forth n He ply.
LONDON. Jan. 20. The "Post" today
publishes the following: "General Buller's
headquarters, Spearman's Farm, Natal, Jan.
IS, 10:10 a. m. General Sir Charles War-
Ten's division early this morning started
on its march toward Ladysmith.
"The naval guns of General Lyttleton's
brigade resumed this morning the bom
bardment of the Doer positions facing Pot
gieter's Drift on the front of the main body
of General Buller's corps.
""After the Boer trenches had been shell
ed from daylight to dusk yesterday by the
naval guns and the howitsers. General
Littleton ordered bis brigade to advance
in extended order in the evening toward
the Boer positions, but failing to draw the
Boor fire, the brigade returned. The Brit
ibh do not intend to walk into another
trap."
THEIR RETREAT CUT OFF.
The Ilocrs Ilclicveil to He Ilnril Press
eil hj the Ilrltish.
LONDON. Jan. 20. The latest despatch
es from the British army advancing on
Ladysmith indicate that the means of re
treat for the Boers into the Orange Free
State is cut off.
As the British are pressing the Boers
Lard at CoJenso, at Potgietcr's Drift around
to their right, at Acton Homes, and be
tween there and Ladysmith, their situa
tion Is perilous in the extreme unless they
can hurl back the advancing hosts of Bul
ler's army at several points at once.
Lord Dundonald's success at Acton
Homes is what cut off the Boers' road for
flight into the Orange Free State.
News is momentarily expected that Gen
eral White from Ladysmith has joined in
the attack on the Boers. Already shells
from Ladysmith have nearly met those fir
ed from Buller's army of relief.
PLEASED WITH BRABANT.
The New Co mm mi o'er of the Colonial
Forces in Fnor.
CAPE TOWN, Jan. 19 (215 p. m.).
Colonel Brabant's appointment to the
command of the colonial forces is very
popular and shows appreciation of his
cervices to the Colonial Government. He
was a captain in the old Cape Mounted Ri
fles when that body was an imperial force.
Subsequently he was colonel of the Cape
Yeomanry during the Basuto war in 1SS0.
He is a brother of Captain Brabant-, of the
Imperial Light Horse, who was killed at
Ladysmith.
John Rubkin, the celebrated English es
sayist and art critic, was born in Lon
don, February S, 1S1U, his father being a
wealthy wine merchant of that city. He
took his degree at Oxford University in
1S12. Studying painting under such mas
ters as Copley, Fielding, and Harding, he
nevertheless showed a strong predilection
for the old Dutch masters.
In 1S43 appeared the first volume of his
"Modern Painters," which, from its revo
lutionary tendency, excited the hostility of
conservatives. Gradually, however, his
views made way, and the unequaled splen
dor of his style gained him a high place in
literature. In 1S49 appeared "The Seven
Lamps of Architecture,"" and in 1851-53
"The Stones or Venice," both typifying the
author's peculiar ideas in relation to ar
chitectural art and illustrated by his own
drawings.
The movement termed preraphaelitlsm
was warmly supported by him in several
pamphlets which he wrote at this time
(1S55-60).
Since that time he has occupied a place
in the front rank of English letters and
art. During the past decade he has on va
rious occasions exhibited signs of mental
decay and among these was an extraordi
nary antipathy to railways, which drove
him into seclusion at Urantwood. In the
past few years he has published little, but
the work of former vears will make his
position in the history of ait a most uni
que one.
American Troops Ambuscaded in
Lagnna Proviuce.
Llentenntit Halston Lowes Two Men
Killed. Five Wounded, anil Eiht
Missing, nuI a Pack Trnln of
Twenty Ponies Colonel Dorxl Vic
torious in n Similar Engagement.
DONE WITH ACTIVE SERVICE.
ItriKailier General Anderson to He
tire Tomorrow .
The retirement orTJrlgT Gen. Thomas A.
Anderson, commanding the Military De
partment of the Lakes, is scheduled for
tomorrow. The retirement is on account
of General Anderson having reached the
age of sixty-four years. Brig. Gen. Wil
liam Ludlow, in charge of the Department
of Havana. Cuba, succeeds to the vacancy
in the rank of brigadier general. General
Ludlow's nom'ination was sent to the Sen
ate some time ago and was confirmed.
The order naming General Anderson's
successor in command of the Department
of the Lakes has not ben issued, but it
is said that Gen. J. F. Wade, commanding
the Department of Dakota, will assume
temporary command of the Department of
the Lakes, and that Brig. Gen. John R.
Brooke, who was formerly Military Gov
ernor of Cuba, will relieve him shortly.
General Brooke Is in Florida, recuperating
from his hard work in Cuba, but is ex
pected in Washington at any Ume.
ANGRY WITH THE COURT.
A Woman I.nwjer Criticise n. Deln
nrc Decision.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 20. Mrs. Carrie
B. Kilgore, a lawyer, of this city, who was
yesterday refused permission to plead in
the courts at Wilmington. Del., is very in
dignant over it. She says the contention
of the Delaware judges, that the provision
of the constitution requiring the State of
ficers to be voters includes lawyers, is ri
diculous. Mrs. Kilgore says she will not give up
without further effort.
'"I will," she says, "present the case to
the Pennsylvania courts, which admitted
me to practice, and have never refused
permission to a Delaware lawyer to prac
tice temporarily in this State."
Legal men here say the Delaware
judges interpretation is far-fetched.
General Otis cabled the War Department
today of two ambuscades laid by the in
surgents for the American troops. One of
them was successful, the Americans losing
heavily, while the other was discovered In
time "To be" outflanked. The insurgents
were routed with heavy loss.
The first ambuscade was ljid by the in
surgents between Santa Tomas and Saff
Pablo, in Laguna Province, and Lieutenant
Ralston, of the Thirtieth Infantry, With
fifty men, guarding a pack train of twenty
ponies, walked into the trap. In the fight
that followed the Americans lost two men
killed, five wounded, and nine missing,
while an entire pack train was lost. Lieu
tenant Ralston and thirty-four men tuc
ceeded in escaping. They returned to
Santa Tomas with the dead and wounded.
This is the most serious loss the Americans
have sustained in a long time, and General
Otis has ordered an investigation.
The second ambuscade was laid for
Colonel Dor&t of tho Forty-fifth Volunteer
Infantry in the Batangas Mountains, hut
he was not to be caught napping, and
charged the insurgents boldly, killing
eight of them, wounding three and captur
ing seventeen prisoners, a Sapniard and
six rifles. He had only two men slightly
wounded.
War Department officials declined to
discuss the defeat of Lieut. Ralston and
the loss of the pack train further than to
say that it was something that might hap
pen to any officer fighting in au unknown
wild and rough country. They give Lieu
tenant Ralston credit for having saved his
dead and wounded, and say that he must
have beaten off Uic Insurgents. It Is be
lieved that the pack train was surprised,
and the animals and men stampeded at the
first fire, but that Lieutenaut Ra'ston
rallied his men and drove the enemy away.
Francis W. Ralston. Jr., is from Phila
delphia. The Thirtieth Volunteer Infan
try was recruited at Fort Sheridan, 111.
Colonel Dorst, who was in command of
the troops which escaped the ambuscade
and defeated the insurgents, is Captain
J. H. Dorst, of the Fourth Cavalry of the
regular army, an officer with a fine repu
tation for bravery and skill in handling
men. He is colonel of volunteers, and has
been mentioned frequently In despatches
from Manila as doing good work in the
campaign, and army officers are not sur
prised that he should have discovered
the amhubcade and defeated the insurgents.
THE KENTUCKY CONTESTS.
An Appeal to the People From the
y Itepii.icnn' Mounters.
FRANKFORT, Kj. Jan. 20. The attor
neys and managers of the Republicans have
issued another address to the people of
Kentucky. In it thly set forth the alleged
trickery which has established the "packed
juries" now hearingHhe contest cases and
the avowed .partisanship of the contest
board.
The address then says: "We appeal to
the manhood of Kentucky to resist this
encroachment of their rights; not by vio
lence and bloodshed, but by meetings, res
olutions, remonstrances, petitions, and per
sonal appeals. There should be an explan
ation to the people from every hill top,
every ward or school district, and school
bouse in the State. It Is the cause of the
people, irrespective of the party; not of
one political party, or of one set of office
holders against another. It is the duty
of ,the honest Democrat, of the'slncerc Re
publican, of the pious Prohibitionist, of the
patriotic Populist jto rise in their might
and with united voice den-and that the ini
quitous proceedings stop, and that all dif
ferences between the contesting parties be
settled by a fair and impartial board, ac
cording to justice, after the fullest and
most searching investigation.
"We are not alarmists, we are not revo
lutionists, we do not clamor for riot or
strife, or bloodshed; all we demand is a
fair trial by an impartial jury w-e are will
ing to go before nny unprejudiced and dis
interested body of men and present our
case."
The Clark Investigation Before the
Senate Committee.
A Mentlter of the Montana Leelsln
tnre on the Stand lie Considers
?10,000 a. Very Cheap Price for a
Vote CruNx.Bxnmlnntloii of 56. T.
Canon by .Mr. Faulkner Continued.
THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS.
ROBERTSON ACCUSED.
Tin-
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CHARGED WITH DESERTION.
WESTERN HORSES FOR AFRICA.
The ltritish A nt-in Hate Orders to
Iltiy Cavalrj Stock.
XEW ORLEANS. Jan. 20. It has been
announced here that the British officers
now in this city arranging for the pur
chase of mules for shipment to South
Africa have been ordered to purchase
horses also for the use of the cavalry and
mounted infantry.
Colonel Stevens, who has charge of the
purchases, says that the animals wanted
Till be mainly the tough little horses
pf the West, used to hardships, as the
conditions in South Africa are similar to
those in the West. No idea has yet been
Civen of the number of horses that will be
needed.
A Mildler Arrested a He Leases the
Hospital.
NORRISTOWN, Pa., Jan. CO. When
James Mullen, a young man well known in
this borough, his former home, stepped
out of Charity Hospital, where he had
been suffering from appendicitis, he was
arrested and handed over to four mem
bers of the Fourth United States Artillery
on a charge of desertion.
While Mullen was in the hospital his
furlough expired, and it was not renewed.
He says, as do all his friends, that he had
no idea of deserting.
MR. TOOKER'S MISTAKE.
He
A Deficit in the Iteventies.
CAPE TOWN. Jan. 19. The Colonial
Government is inviting applications for
treasury bills to the amount of 600,000.
Ihis is doubtless owing to the deficiency in
the revenue caused by the war.
Volunteer?. From "vVIiinlpeK'.
ST. PAUL, Jan. 20. Premier McDonald,
cf Manitoba, announces that a new regi
ment is being formed at Winnipeg for
Forvice in South Africa, to be known as
the Winnipeg Light Infantry.
Charged With Embezzlement.
CHICAGO, Jan. CO. Clifford R. England,
nlias James Hammond, manager and con
fidential man of John McClelland's whole
Fnle furniture house, 370 Wabash Avenue,
nnd lately of New York, was arrested in
his home at 1309 Indiana Avenue last
night on a charge of embezzling $10,000
from the Warren Scharf Asphalt Pave
ment Company of Detroit, Mich. England
left Detroit in June. 1897. with his wife
and $10,000. He went to New York and
from there circumnavigated the world, re
turning to New York sixteen months ago.
Six months ago he secured a position witlr
McClelland as district manager and sales
man. He was soon brought to Chicago and
given the management of the entire busi
ness. He lived undisturbed until his arrest
last night.
Forjiot Hit Itridc anil Thought
Mie Had Fled.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 20. Louis
Tooker and his bride have blotted from
their memories the record of their first
two days of married life and have de
cided to live together. After Tooker re
ported to the police that his wife had run
away and later discovered that he had
simply forgotten where he had left her, he
went to his home and. bought a ticket to
Florida.
Mrs. Tooker, who waited for her hus
band in vain, went to her mother's home
when she learned that he had made her
name known all over the country by re
porting her to the police. Later Tooker
sent a note to his wife asking if he might
call. She consented and they made up
their differences and decided to live to
gether. Tooker says that lie does not blame his
wife, but he wants to fight a duel with a
drummer who was standing in the lobby
when he was looking for his wife, and who
said:
"Why. I just saw your wife going up
the street with another man."
Police Inspector Served
lteform School.
Policemen George W. Mason and D. 0.
Hayes were arraigned at Police Headquar
ters before Trial Officer Pugh this morn
ing, charged with an infraction of the po
lice regulations.
The complaint was made by John W.
Robertson, Night Inspector of Police. A
sensation was created when Robertson was
forced to admit that he had served five
years in the Reform School, and that when
he was appointed on the police force he
made affidavit that he had never been in
dicted or convicted of a crime.
The Police Court records were put in
evidence and showed that on March 1.1,
1S7S, Robertson was sentenced to the He
form School after being convicted of lar
ceny. The credibility of Robertson as a wit
ness was Questioned by the defence and a
decision in the case will not be rendered
for several days.
Eulogies on .Air. Danforth Follovr the
Routine Business.
In the House today, Mr. Loudenslager of
New Jersey secured the passage of a bill
permitting the dry docks at Mare Island,
Cal., and League Island, Pa., navy yards
to be built of stone and concrete, Hstead
of timber, as originally authorized.
A resolution was passed authorizing A.
Alfaro, of Ecuador, to attend the Military
Academy at West Point.
A bill giving the right of way to the
Chicago, Rork Island, nnd Pacific Rail
road Company through Fort Reno and Fort
Sill reservation in Oklahoma, after some
discussion was passed. The bill was
called up by Mr. Hull.
Mr. McCleary, from the Library Com
mittee, reported a joint resolution author
izing the appointment of Richard OIney,
of Massachusetts, to fill the vencancy in
the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian
Institution. The resolution was passed.
A resolution by Mr. Burton, requesting
the Secretary of War to furnish the
House with all correspondence and re
ports now on file In the War Department
relating to the proposed power canal pro
jected by the Michigan-Lake Superior
Power Company, and intended to be con
structed in the State of Michigan from
Lake Superior, above Saint Mary's rnp
ids, to a point below said rapids, was
adopted.
At 1 o'clock business was suspended In
accordance with the special order, and the
rest of the day was devoted to eulogies on
the memory of the late Representative
Danforth of Ohloi The first speaker vaa
Mr. Gill, the successor of Mr. Danforth.
ENLARGING THE DISTRICT.
A Conn-relation How.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Jan. CO. The.
Rev. H. P. Morgan, of the First Welsh M.
E. Church, has asked the court to send
the five trustees of the church to jail for
contempt of court. There has been a con
flict between pastor and trustees for a
Jong time, and reecntly Judge Woodward
made a decision that the pastor was a pow
er in his own church, and enjoined the
trustees from interfering with him.
Klskcd Life for Fifty Ccuti.
:EW YORK, Jan. 20. William O'Hearn
lost his life yesterday while trying to save
a' CO-ceut piece from being run over by a
train In New Brunswick. O'Hearn was
gateman at a crossing of the Pennsylva
nia Railroad. In some manner a 50-cent
piece dropped from his hand. In trying to
eave the coin, which had rolled on the
track, he was unable to got out of the way
of a down train and he was run over, and
died in a few hours.
Government Bond Their Itooty.
VINELAND, N. J., Jan. CO. Burglars
entered the residence of Willard Gutter-
son last night and carried away $920 worth
of Government bonds. The robbery was
not discovered until yesterday, when Gut
tcrson went to his desk. There were
many burnt matches strewn about the
floors of the rooms, indicating that the
thieves had ransacked the building in
search of money. The theft occurred dur
ing the absence of the family at a dance.
ELECTRIC ROADS FOR HONOLULU
A Syndicate Proposes Investing; ?!,
000,000 ill Hawaii.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20. L. P. Mat
thews, of Cleveland, Ohio, representing nn
Eastern syndicate, which proposes to con
struct electric railways in Honolulu, is on
his way home. He says that $3,000,000 may
be expended there. He said:
"In the near future more than a million
dollars' worth of ties and lumber will be
shipped from Puget Sound points to Ha
waii for the projected roads. Plans al
ready perfected call for the construction of
some 310 miles of electric lines. Most of
the roads will be in and around Honolulu
and elsewhere on Oahu Island. Ferry
boats will be run between the termini of
the roads and the various islands."
The Commissioner Disciim the
Scheme With Senator-McMillan.
The DIstiict Commissioners nnd Frank
Hume held an informal conference this
morning with Senator McMillan, Chairman
of the District Committee, in regard to
the recession to the District of part of
Alexandria county. Va., which was for
merly part of the District, but which was
receded to Virginia by an act of Congress.
Senator McMillan stated that he has. had
several conferences with the Alexandria
Improvement Association on this subject,
and that everything seemed to be prog
ressing favorably toward the attainment
of the desired end.
A resolution was introduced by Mr. Mc
Millan several years ago, calling- on the
Attorney General for information as to the
legal status of the l&nd given up by the
District. There has never been a reply
to the resolution, and it is probable that a
similar one will be introduced in Congress
at an early date.
AN UNLUCKY NUMBER.
TO PREVENT LYNCHING.
A Bill in the .Mississippi Legislature
for This Purpose.
JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 20. At a mass
meeting of colored citizens to endorse
Governor Longino's attitude on lynching,
resolutions to that effect were adopted.
Following the governor's suggestions,
Senator Adams has Introduced a bill pro
viding that thfe officers "who lose pris
oners" to mobs shall forfeit their offices
and that the county in which a lynching
occurs shall pay $3,000 to the heirs of the
victim of the mob's fury.
HANGED TOO SPEEDILY.
Panthers nt Larue In Massachusetts.
BOSTON, Jan. 20. Two panthers, which
escaped from a menagrie, have taken pos
session of the woods between Waltham and
the town of Weston, and have stopped
travel after dark between the two com
munities. Thus far their attacks have
been confined- to hen roosts. Unless they
are captured today they will be hunted
down tomorrow by an organized band from
the watch factories of Waltham. A re
ward has been offered for the capture of
the beasts, dead or alive.
Soldiers Eu Route From Cnlin.
The War Department received a cable
gram from Captain Stanton, of the Eighth
Cavalry, today stating that the depot
squadron of that regiment, stationed at
Nuevitas, Cuba, has sailed from that place
today for this country. There were five
commissioned officers, two officers wives,
eighty-two enlisted men, and eight pri
vates' horses. The detachment will land
at Newport News and go to Fort Riley,
Kan.
Flyiiii IJtmincKN Collect', stli and 1C
?5 Ccuius Office Examination f3.
Kl ."". To Hnltlmorc and Re- SI.".,;
turn via Pennsylvania Railroad.
Ticlebs on sale Saturday and Sunday, January
20 and 21, good to return until Monday, January
22. All trains except Congressional Limited.
After Eighteen Ycum Another Con
fesses the Murder.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., Jan. 20. By the
confession of Mrs. Vanhorn, made on her
deathbed, in the Stale of Washington, it
is shown that Thomas Egan, who was
hanged here in 18S2 for the murder of his
wife. Mrs. Vanhorn's mother, was an in
nocent man, the crime having, according
to the confession, been committed by Mrs.
Vanhorn. t
Egan stoutly protested his innocence to
the last.
Science and Gambling'.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. It Is said that the
gamblers have decided to have a floating
pool-rool on the lake outside the juris
diction of the municipal and county au
thorities, and use wireless telegraphy In
connection with the pool selling. The
Chicago police and the county sheriff feel
proud that they are giving the gamblers
trouble.
The Thirteenth Escape Make Trou
ble for a Reform School .Matron.
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 20 Lydia Le
vetle, who made an unsuccessful attempt
to escape from the State Industrial School
for Girls two weeks ago, has made an
other and successful break for liberty, and
nothing has been heard from her.
Mrs. Myrtle B. Eyler, the matron. In
her report to the trustees Intimates that
the girl got away through the carelessness
of Miss Wight, one of the old teachers,
who gave some damaging testimony
against th'o matron in the investigation
last summer, when the matron was charg
ed with inhuman treatment of the girls.
Miss Wight is a sister of Rev. Dr. Wight,
formerly presiding elder of the Bridgeton
district of the M. E. Church, and now at
Ocean Grove.
This Is the thirteenth escape within a
few months, and h Is said that the legis
lature committee on the Giris' Industrial
School will make some enquiry into the
management of the institution.
A STRIKE THREATENED.
The Removal lot a. Tariff Tax.
The State Department has baen in
formed by Mr. Newell, United States Min
ister at the Hague, that a royal order has
been issued In which ether sulfuricus re
quired in the preparation of albumen from
milk, is declared exempt from duty.
1'ernoiijilly Conducted Tours
Pennsylvania Railroad.
February 0, two weeks' tour to Florida, $48.
February 12, twcntj-tlircc das' tour-to Old Mexi
co, $300. February 12, forty-six da3s' tour to
Old Mexico and California. $350. February 27
thirty-one dajs' tour to California, $37S. Itatc to
Florida includes railroad, Pullman, and meal serv
ice to and from .Jacksonville. Other rates include
all necessary expenses during trip. For itinera
nts and further information, apply to agents.
ia
Hallway Employes Demand nn In
crease In Their Iny.
ST LOUIS, Jan. 26. A meeting of tho
heads of the railway Jabor organizations is
being held here to consider the trouble on
the Wabash Railroad. Unless the de
mands of the men are conceded a strike
on the entire system will be ordered. The
national railway organizations are a unit
in tliis. With the introduction of heavy
engines and double tripping the work of
train crews has been greatly increased
without additional compensation.
A Second Corps of London Troops.
LONDON, Jan. 20. Eight hundred men,
comprising the nr-cond detachment of the
City of London Volunteers, left for South
Africa this morning. The excitement and
the scenes along the streets were similar
to last Saturday's demonstration when the
first detachment started. The police were
absolutely unable to keep the streets along
the line of march clear. The Duke of
Connaught bade the men farewell, and Lord
Mayor Newton accompanied them to
Southampton. ;
Adverse to Representative Robulits.
Elections Committee, No. 1 of the House,
today by a strict party vote decided that
Gaston A. Robbins of the Fourth Con
gressional District of Alabama, is not en
titled to a seat 'in the House, and that
William F. Aldrich is. The report will be
made to the House next week. There was
no action on the Evans-Turner contest be
cause of the absence of Mr. Glynn, who is
a member of the committee.
Label for Government Publications.
A bill has been Introduced by Represen
tative Grosvenor directing the Public
Printer to print the label of the Allied
Printing Trades on all publications of the
Government.
The investigation Into charges against
Senator William A. Clark of Montana was
resumed by the Committee on Privileges
and Elections of the Senate this morning
at 10:15 o'clock. Z. T. Cason, who was un
der cross-examination by former Senator
Faulkner when the committee adjourned
last evening, was not present in the com
mittee room when his name was called.
The Hrst witness was Frank Normayle,
a member from Silver Bow county Jn the
Montana House of Representatives. He
said that a week after his election he '.vas
approached by S. R. Fair, of Butte, with a
preposition to vote for Senator Clark.
Fair spoke to him about this In his (Fair's)
store. At first the witness said he did. not
know whether Fair was In earnest, but he
brought up the subject nearly every day
as he (the witness) went into Fair's s.tore
almost dally. The witness said that when
he went to Helena he was approached by
John Burns', State money inspector, who
told him that Mr. Clark was a particular
friend of his, and that he, Normayle, might
as well make some money out of the S.ena
iorlal contest, as it could be made. Later,
Mr.- Burns made him a direct offer of 510,
000 to vote for Senator Clark.
The Cross-H n m ination.
The witness was cross-examined by Mr.
Foster. He said that he was employed as
deputy clerk of the county court of Sliver
Bow. It was sought to be shown that the
witness owed his appointment to Marcus
Daly's influence, but this" was 'not clearly
proven. During his campaign for a seat
in the legislature he had never committed
himself to any candidate.
"Whom dll you vote for?"
"For W. G. Conrad."
"Why did you vote for him?"
"He was the caucus nominee and the
candidate of the Silver Bow delegation."
"Did you commit yourself when Mr. Fair
spoke to you about voting for Senator
Clark?"
"No, sir; I did not- I just 'joshed him.'
Mr. Foster questioned the witness about
a trip he had taken with one Shanahau
to Wash-Walla where he met Burns.
"You went out there to talk it over with
Burns did you not?"
"No, sir."
"Well, it was all arranged that you
should talk it over, was it not?"
"It may have been. I don't know."
"Who paid for the trip?"
".Mr. Shanahan. I know it did not cost
me a cent."
"When Mr. Bums said that your vote
was worth J10.000, what did you say?"
"I told him that $10,000 was a pretty
cheap price for a man to sell himself for."
Under cross-examination, it was brought
out that Mr. Normayle is now an em
ploye of the Anaconda Mining Company,
Mr. Daly's property.
When Normayle left the stand, Mr. Ca
son took the witness chair, and Mr.
Faulkner resumed his cross-examination.
"When did you first see Senator Clark?"
"I went to his office."
"Upon what occasion?"
The witness said that it was thought
that the Republican members of the legis
lature might be Induced to vote for Sen
ator. Clark, in view of the fact that they
could not possibly have elected a Republi
can to the United States Senate. -
"And you told him of your influence with
Mr. Marcyes?"
"Yes, sir."
"And on the strength of this you wrote
a letter to Mr. Marcyes?"
"Yes; but if my memory serves me
right Senator Clark suggested that I
write the letter."
"In that letter did you make a corrupt
proposition?"
"No, sir."
The witness said that Charles W. Clark
had come to see him at Helena, and had
told him that Senator Clark wanted to see
him. He called on .Senator Clark at his
room, and was offered $10,000 and the
necessary expense money to procure the
vote of Marcyes.
"Why did you say nothing about money
to Mr. Marcyes?"
"Because I was not in the business of
offering bribes."
"But, did you not leave Senator Clark
according to your testimony here, to be
lieve that jou would act as a corruption
agent?"
"Yes sir."
"Did you tell Senator Clark that yoi
had seen Marcyes and that It was all
right."
"Yes sir. I told Senator Clark that."
"You say Senator Clark sent you a check
for $500 for your services before the
election?"
"Yes sir."
"He must be a very libera! payer isn't
he?"
"I do not think be bears that reputation
in Butte."
Senator Clark's Letters.
Mr. Faulkner then questioned Mr. Cason
about the letters which he said he had
received from Senator Clark.
"How many written statements have you
made in this case either to one side or the
other?"
"Well I made one to Mr. Booth of Butte,
who I think is friendly to Mr. Daly.
"How did you come to do this?"
"Well. Mr. Booth and I talked over the
matter, and I told him that I did not want
to be subpoenaed in this case. Later I gave
him a statement of what I knew about the
bribery case."
"What inducement was given you to
make this statement and turn over the let
ters you held?"
"No inducement whatever. I had told
him what I knew about this matter but
told him that I did not want to be a wit
ness before the supreme court.
"The only inducement I had in making
the statement was that I would not be
called upon to testify."
"But, Mr. Cason, you as a lawyer knew
that the statement could not be used before
the Supreme Court."
"That's what I did."
"Then you believe that both Booth and
Root betrayed you?"
"That's what they did."
Concerning the statement made to Root
the witness said it was the understanding
that the statement should not be shown to
anybody but Senator Clark and Mr. Well
come. "You left Baker City on January 13 and
reached Washington on the 19th. How
long were you on the train between Baker
City and Cincinnati?"
"I came as directly as a through train
could bring me."
There was at this point a discussion con
cerning dates and railroad schedules. The
witness reached Cincinnati at 7 in the
evening of January 16.
"Then you stayed in Cincinnati two
nights?"
"That's right."
"Did you meet any man in Chicago or
Cincinnati connected with this case?"
"I did not. I did not see anyone in Chi
cago or Cincinnati whom I had ever seen
before."
"Do you recall having met Booth at
Daly's saloon at Butte about December
10?"
"I do not."
"Did you tell him that you had received
compensation for your testimony in the
Wellcome case."
"No, sir; I never did."
Mr. Blrney then read a copy of a letter
sent by Cason from Baker City to Booth
denouncing him and Senator Clark for
having used his (Cason's) alleged confes
sion. The copy of another letter which
Cason wrote to Attorney General Nolan,
of Montana, explaining the so-called con
fession was offered in evidence. The de
fence fought against the admission of the
jcopies of the letters, but the objection was
overruled.
Under redirect-examination the witness
retold the story of a payment to him by
Root of $1,500 to leave Montana.
Mr. Hartman, of counsel for the memori
alists, said that if the defence was now in
possession of the Ector letters which had
been sent from Butte, they (the memorial
ists) were ready to proceed with the ex
amination of Ector. The letters, ex
plained Mr. Faulkner, bad not reached
Washington.
Senator Caffery said that If there were no
more witnesses for the memorialists he
thought that the defence should put on
some of its witnesses. Senator Turley en
dorsed this suggestion and other members
of the committee thought this would be a
good plan. Mr. Faulkner protested on the
ground that he was not quite ready to pro
ceed with his side of the case. His wit
nesses had been summoned for February 15.
Senator Chandler replied that if any
witnesses for the defence were to come
into the city the committee would put
them upon the stand at any time, but that
in deference to Mr. Faulkner's objection
none would be called today. Mr. Foster
stated that a number of witnesses for the
memorialists are known to be here, and
requested that they be called to testify
today. In response to thi3 request Senator
Chandler replied ttiat if Mr. Foster would
name one of these witnesses the commit
tee would have him called at once. This
Mr. Foster was unable to do. The com
mittee then adjourned until 10:15 o'clock
Monday morning.
THEGASBOFHR.ROBERTS
Two Recommendations to the House
of Representatives.
iloth Adverse to IIIx Claim to n Sent
In That Body The Committee Di
vided as to the 3Iode of Procedure
to lie Adopted Arguments Advanc
ed by the Majority and .Minority.
A HEAVY FOG IN NEW YOHK.
An.
Many Ocean Liners Probably
chored Outside the Harbor.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20. A fog drifted In
from the sea before daylight yesterday
and veiled the mouth of the harbor. The
fog continues today. Only the old coast
er Jefferson, of the Old Dominion Line,
from Norfolk, succeeded in groping her
way through the gloom. She was a mere
silhouette to the observers at Quarantine
as she Indolently passed up the bay, her
whistle shrieking muffled warnings. She
was identified by her rig. A fleet of a
dozen ocean crossers and coastwise steam
ers was due. Several that were seen to
pass in at the Hook on Thursday night,
and which doubtless dropped anchor when
the mist rolled In, did not appear at Quar
antine yesterday. ,
The fog was so thick along the beach of
Sandy Hook that two lifesarers, who were
to have met half way between stations
and exchanged checks, missed each other.
Each reported at the other's station, un
der the impression that something had
happened to the other.
TO KEEP OUT THE PLAGUE.
The Treasury Department Directs a
Strict Quarantine.
PORT TOWXSEND, Wash., Jan. -20.
Orders have been received here from the
Treasury Department that owing to the
prevalence of the bubonic plague in the
Orient, and to the fact that a large num
ber of vessels arrive on the Pacific Coast
from the Oriental ports, in the future on
all vessels arriving at Pacific Coast ports
which fall to bring from 'the port of origi
nal departure proper bills of health the ex
treme penalty of $5,000 will be imposed,
and under no conditions will the fine be ie
mltted, as has been the case hertofore.
Customs officers at this port have been re
quested to notify owners and agents of
ships to this effect.
FIGHTING THE SCOURGE.
Medicine to Cure the lliihonlc Dis
ease Sent to Hnnnl.
The Marine Hospital Service Is taking
steps to prevent the spread of the plague
from Honolulu to the western coast of the
United States and extraordinary precau
tions are In force In every point. The lo
cal conditions at Honolulu are in charge
of the city authorities, but the Marine
Hospital Service has a medical officer
there to examine outgoing ships.
Another officer has been sent to assist
him and with him were sent 1,500 bottles
of prophylactic fluid and a quantity of
curative serum. Instructions have been
issued to all quarantine stations on the
Pacific Coast, warning the officers in charge
to watch carefully for any signs of plague
pn incoming vessels.
A NEW BELT FOK SOLDIERS.
A Yale Freshman Produces a Service
able Invention.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Jan. 20. Henry J.
Bloomer, of the freshman class of Yale,
has invented a valuable belt for army use.
It is a combination of a suspender and'a
waistband, is of leather, and may be used
by the soldiers as either a belt or a pair
of suspenders. Bloomer says that the
belt can be manufactured to sell at about
50 cents each. Bloomer visited the Quar
termaster's Department at Washington
during the holiday recess and exhibited his
invention to the Quartermaster General,
who was delighted with the patent, and
who stated that he would equip two regi
ments with the belt.
Bloomer was a lieutenant in the United
States volunteers during the recent war
and he was at Camp Meade with the Con
necticut Regiment wlien he perfected his
invention. His patent was issued only a
week ago. Bloomer has been notified that
the Government order, if made, would bo
for 200,000 belts
A DIVINE HEALER GONE.
He Flees Ilefore OHIcers With a "Wnr
rnnt for Ills Arrest.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Jan. 20.
Mrs. P. B. Yates, indicted for manslaugh
ter in connection with the death of her-nineteen-year-old
daughter, Ethel, from
appendicitis, while under the ministration
of "Divine Healer" S. J. James, of South
Omaha, has been arrested at Tabor, and
is now in. the county jail here. Her hus
band and a party of friends accompanied
her here. This afternoon they had a
prayer meeting, after which Mr. Yates re
turned to Tabor to try to get $3,000 bail.
When James learned that the officers
were after him he fled. The sheriff reached
his house in South Omaha, Wednesday
evening, only a few minutes too late.
James attorney contends that he can be
charged under the Nebraska laws only
with practising medicine without a license,
and that he cannot be extradited. He
wants a hearing before Governor Poynter
before James is arrested. The indictment
against James, as against "Mrs. Yates,
charges manslaughter.
Norfolk fc "Washington Steamboat Co.
Delightful trips daily at 0:30 p. m. to Old Point
Comfoit. Newport News. Xofolk, and Virginia
Beach. For schedule, tee page 7.
The House of Representatives today re
ceived two reports from the special com
mittee appointed to investigate the right
of Brigham II. Roberts of Utah to a seat
In that body. The majority report de
clares that Mr. Roberts is not entitled te
a scat In the House. It fs signed by Rob
ert W. Tayler, Charles B. Laadfe, Page
Morris. Romeo H. Freer, Smith MPhorson,
Samuel W. T. Lanham, and Rteert w!
Miers.
The report of the minority of the em
mittee while agreeing as to the fats ia
the case adduced by the testimony, ia
in favor of swearing in the Represeiitativa
elect from Utah and then expelMag himt
This report is signed by C. E. LlttfefieW
and David A. DeArmond.
The Majority Heport.
After recking the resoitttioa aepototlag
the committee and giving the ftmHng ef
facts which have already beea publteb6l
the majority report continues:
"The committee is uaaalaiom ia Its be
lief that Mr. Roberts wight at te romwhi
a member of the House ef Rtspreseata
tives. A majority are of the optebtB that
he ought not to be permitted to tecee a
member; that the House hs tire right te
exclude him. A minority are of tfceapte
ion that the proper eourse ef prteodvri? to
to permit him to be swore ! sad tkea ex
pel him by a two-thirds vete mrtvr la
constitutional proviskw providing far ex
pulsion. "Your committee desires to a.srt wHh
the utmost positiveaess at this wwl taut
not only is the proposition of expuMaa an
applied to this ease against precede. bwC
that exclusion is entirely io Mrl with
principle, authority, and legistaiire pre
cedent, and not antagonistic to aay legis
lative action which the House of Repre
sentatives "has ever taken.
"For convenience we present herewith,
before proceeding to the extended argtf
mnt in support of the committee's reso
lution, the following summary:
'Upon the facts stated, the majority of
the commiUee assert that the claimant
ought not to be permitted to take a seaC
in the House of Representatives, and that
the seat to which he was elected wight le
be declared vacant. The minority, en the'
other hand, assert that he ought to be
sworn in. in order that if happily twe
thirds vote therefor he may be oxaeHed.
Three distinct grounds of dtsquaHScaUon
are asserted against Roberts.
"I. By reason- of his viotottoa the
Edmunds law.
"II. By reason of his notorious a ad de
fiant violation of the law of the toad of
the decisions Of the Sttprene Ceuat. d
of the proclamations of the PrseMfats,
holding himself above the law ami ser
emenable to It.
"No government could possibly xte4 in
the face of such practices. He Is Is open,
war against the laws aad iastHutfaas
the country whose Congress he saelos to
enter. Such an Idea Is Intolerable. Ii te
upon the principle asserted ia F " '
that all cases of exclosioa
based.
"HI. His electio'a as Raares
an explieit and offensive viola
understanding by which Utah
ted as a State.
The Two Iropositiot-
"Tbe objection Is made to tbe iefoel
to admit Roberts that the CoastMatioa se
cludes the idea that any objctimi caa ba
made to his coming in if he Is tweaty-lve
years of age. has been seven years a citi
zen of the United States, and was aa In
habitant of Utah when eleeted. bo matter
how odious or treasonable or erimlsral saay
have been his life and practices.
"To this we reply:
"1. That the language of the constitu
tional provision, the history of Its framing)
in the constitutional convention, and its
context clearly show that it casnet be
construed to prevent disqualification for
crime.
"2. That the overwhelming authority of
text-book writers on the Constitution is
to the effect that such disqualification may
be imposed by the House, and no commen
tator on the Constitution specifically de
nies it. Especial reference is made t tho
works of Cushing, Poraeroy, Throep, Rus
sell, and Miller.
"3. The courts of several of the Stales, In
construing analogous provisloas, have with
practical unanimity declared agalast such
narrow construction of such eoostitutienal
provisions.
"4. The House of Representatives has
never denied that it had the right to ex
clude a member-elect, even when he had
the three constitutional requirements.
"5. In many instances it has distinctly
assertc! its right so to do ia eases of dis
loyalty and crime.
"6. It passed in 1S62 the test-aath act,
which imposed a real and substantial dis
qualification for membership In Congress,
disqualifying hundreds of thousands of
American citizens. This law remained hi
force for twenty years, and thousands of
members of Congress were compellod to
take the oath it required.
"7. The House in 1S68 adopted a general
rule of order, providing that bo parsai
should, be sworn in as a member against
whom the objection was mads that he vzb
not entitled to take the test oath, and '':
upon investigation such fact appeared, he
was to be permanently debarred from en
trance. "The interesting proposition is mndo
that the claimant be sworn ia aad then
turned out. Upon the theory that the pur
pose is to permanently part company with
Mr. Roberts, this is a dubious proceeding.
Such action requires the vote of two-thirds
of the members. We ask If such a vote Is
possible or right, in view of the following
observations.
"The expulsion clause of the Constitution
is as follows:
" 'Each House may determine the rules
of its proceedings, punish its members for
disorderly behavior, and, with the concur
rence of two-third3, expel a member.'
"No lawyer can read that provision with
out raising In his own mind the questfen
whether the House has any power ta ex
pel, except Tor some cause relating to Ihe
context? The ablest lawyers, from Ihe
beginning of the Republic, have so Insisted,
and their reasoning has been so cogent that
these propositions arc established, name
ly: First Neither house of Congress ha
ever expelled a member for acts uaretatod
to him as a member or 'inconsistent with
his public trust and duty as such. Sec
ond Both houses have many times re
fused to expel where the guilt of the mem
ber was apparent; where the refusal to "
expel was put upon the ground that the
House or Senate, as the case might b. bad ,
no right to expel for an act unrelated to
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in? Monday. TickeU sood on alt trail expt
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