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ruiOf gy ?fe liest "'5nj'-- f 2 wwsw Price Ons Cent. WASHXNGTOM, FRIDAAPBH. 6, 1000. Number 1463. JSTE" 2Eittft wit GAPTORBD BY THE BOERS Five Comppnics of BritWi Infantry Made Prisoners. Thc HofcKI A ear HeddcrsburK- for Mini? Hour Then Tin,- Appnrent 1? Mirrrnilcr, Mnce ririiisr Celine. Cutacrc Dcupatched to the 'eene, Ilut Olitniiih Aevts General Kolj rrm Po-ltlve That the Part? Ii l.oKt General Metlmeii Snrruunds 11 iil Taken a Mnnll Detachment of Unrulier Vfter an InjrnReiiient In "Which Colonel Mnrcuil Is Kllleil. LONDON. April 6 The War Office has received the following despatch from Lord Koberts: "Bloomfontein, April a (9 p m ). Another unfortunate occuirence has taken place, resulting, I fear, in the capture of a party of infantrj. consist ing of three communes of the Irish Rifles and two companies of the Ninth Mounted Infanlrv, near Rcddersburg, h little east cf Bethany Railwaj sta tion and within a few miles from here. Thej were surrounded by a strong foice with four or five guns The de tachment held out from before noon April 3 until 9 p in. April 4, and then apparentlj surrendered for it is re liortod that firing ceased at that time "Inimedlaielj after 1 heard the news during the afternoon of April 3. I or dered Gatacrc to proceed from Spring fontein, his present headquarters, to Reddoreburg wuh all possible speed and I despatched the Cameron High landers from here to Bethanj He ar rived at Roddensburg at 10 30 o'clock a m. vestordav without opposition but could get no news of the missing de taohmoBt There can be no doubt that the whale jwrtj has been made prison ers "ROBERTS " Loi4 Roberts also cable the War Office as follows from Bloemfontein under to dav's date "Methuen telcgiaphs from Bae&of that he surrounded Co'oncl De Villebots yareirfi and a bed of Boers Colonel l)e VillelKrio Maicni! and seven Boers were killed, eight were wounded, and (if tj -four we taken prisoners. Our looses were a captain of jcetneBry, kitted and seven men wounded The attack lasted about four hour Th eorr behaved erj well. Our forces were composed of jeorasnrj, the Klmberiej Mounted Infantrj and the ronrtfi Uattetj of Royal Field Artil lery. ROBERTS " Col De Yfllebols Mareail was chief of Ftaff -with General Jonbert in Natal Re ceattj it was atroeenced that he had been ajpotnted to the command of the Boer Foreign Legwn The firs intimation that Lord Methuen bad loft Klmberiej v.ae eotied in a i despatch from that ctj. under yesterdav' date, recoived todaj It said m part . "Since the departure of the main bodj jf the troops Lieutenant Colonel Channir : has been in command of the garrfcoa " j Hosbof, the town from which Metknen's J despatch was sent to General Roberts is J about thirty-five miles northeast of Kim lierley and oc the countrj road to the i orth from that citj to Bioemfonteln The object of Methuen t movement is not e I lamed. CECIL REODES IN ENGLAND. lie Decline to DUcnkv VfTntr- In vonth frie:. SOUTHAMPTON. April fi Cecil Rhodes arrived here from South Africa thw morn ing He declined to discuss South friean matters or to refer to his diputc with Colonel Kckewich at Kimberlov ANOTHER IRISH REGIMENT. 'the (Inrvii Viitliorlsre the Formation if ltojnl Foot Guard. LONDON, pril C Tbp expectation that the Queen would sanetion the entailment, of a regiment of Irish guards has been realized The War Office has jnst jshm1 the following order Her Majeetj the Queen having deemed it desirable -40 commemorate the raver shown bj Irish regimentb in the -ecent operations in SoMth Africa has been gra-" ciouslj pleased to command that an Irish regiment of foot guard be formed This regiment will be designated the Irish Guards." Ireland has thus at length become represented among the historical foot guards" forming the premier infantrj rgiments of the British Armv with cer tain privileges distinguishing theni" fro. even the mos4 celebrated of the line regi ments The foot guard- at present com prise the Grenadier Guards, the Cold stream Guards and the Scots Guards, and from them almost invanablj are elected the men to attend the sovereign and to perform infantrj dutv at the tojal palaces .ind Government offices As the nucleus of the new IrHh regi ment, two companies will be immediately formed from the Irishmen serving in the existing foot guards in London Each man will receive a bountj of two pounds The new regiment will at first be quartered in London, but it is the intention to ulti mately station it in Ireland Five of the existing nine battalions of foot guards arc now in South Africa. FIGHTING IN ASHANTEE. "Native TrlJies Knsnsp In AVar ami Cut 'leleBrnpIi A Ire. ACCRA British Gold Coast Colon j. April : riglAing between the various tribes is pioceedlng in Ashantee The telegraph wires have been cut. communication stop, ped and despatches destroved The situa tion appears to be serious Governor Sir Frederic Hodgson and Ladv Hodgson are isolated at Kuiuasi PLAGUE AT HONOLULU. Two evt Case Reported m March III. HONOLULU, Mareh 30 (via San Fran nsco, Aixril C). The disabled steamer Clevoland reached Hilo on March HG, with all well on board. She made the port under sail. Two new cases of "plague were reported on March 24, but since then none tas teen noted. EMPEROR WILLIAM CALLS. lie Leave a Mesajce of CoiiKTrntnla tloiiN at the Ilritinh CmlmHHj. BERLIN. Apill G Emporor Williem called at the British Embassj and tendered hss congratulatisnsJ on the escape of the Prince of Wa'cs Hundreds of others, including Horr ven Buelow, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and all the foreign diplomats also t.n Ird at the legation. FI j mi" nnsincNii College, 6th ami K. l Census OfHcc Examination $3 r.unther Venn tit Carpenters. til at tlic Friendlj Corner, Clli and ac LEHIGH'S LOSS BY FIRE. The I nlversitj' Ph.icnl Lnboru- tor? In I tter Kuin. SOUTH BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 6 Lehigh University was siven a seere blow this mornns bj the destruction cf its magnificent physical laboiatorj. The loss is about $200,000; insurance. J10.000. The fire started on the first iloor, where Prof. V. S. Franklin and several assist ants were engaged in taking photographs. One or the lamps, uicd bj the professor m some manner set fire to a lot of black cloths The fire spread so rapidli that despite the efforts- of the men It commu nicated to the -woodwork and soon the fire was roaring through the building, the combustible character of much of its con tents aiding in its spread. An alarm brought the fire department and 500 students to the scene. The lat ter worked bravely in fighting the fire and in carrjlng out the coUj instruments and machinery. Considerable apparatus was thus saved. The building was located on an elevation and a strong northwest wind fanned the flames. The firemen were handicapped bj a poor water supplj and their efforts to save the building were fu tile Bethlehem sent an engine and hook and ladder truck with a delegation of fire men The fire began at S-20 o'clock, and in two hours the building was in ruins. It was a four-story cut-stone structure, 350 feet long bj &0 feet wide, and was equip ped in themobt modern manner. It was erected in lSy2 A class of students on the second floor had a narrow ebCape. So rapid was the spread of the flames that thej were compelled to jump from the windows All escaped unhmt. THE FREE STATE CONSUL. lie CoiiBrrntnlntcs the Ilrltlsh tu !:iiilor I pon the Prince's Escape. PARIS, April 6. Jcnkhecr Mo enthal, the Consul here for the Orange Free State, congratulated Sir Edmund Mnnson, the British Ambassador, upon the escape of the Prince of Wales, from the shots of his would-be assassin Sir Edmund le plied that he was much touched bj the congratulations tendered bj the represen tative of the Tree State He was sure that the people of that Republic wituuut exception, would as ociate themselves ith their Consul in his kind words. SlGSBEE GOES TO FARGO. I..illnr Inxltatioti Intended I he 1'opnlar VnMil Ollieer. MINNEVPOLIS. Minn. pnl C Capt Charles D Sigsbee erstwhile commander or the Keartarge. the Maine and the St Paul vceterdav went to the baiber shop of the Aberdeen to get shaved, and, as toon as that function was over, was greet ed bj a verj po'lte but very detei mined gentleman who addressed him thus "Captain Sigsbee, I know this in't the place for me to trespass 0:1 vou, but I can't take the chances of jour getting awav I am the Major of Targo I have been sent down here to take jou out to the metropolis of the Red River Valley wheie for manv jears the have quit r?ismg neii and continued raising No 1 hard I dare not go back without vour promise to visit us bo it's un to vou whether I ran go home, cither as mavor or citizen again " j Captain Sigsbee explained that he had ' ofheial awl private business wnieh nessi tited his return to the East To this, the determined major replied I am verj feonj about the private but as for the offi cial bu.stiies. I don t give a damn We've get a couple of Senators dov n there in Washington and if Ianbrough can t get jour leave extended, he'd better quit the political field in North Dakota 1 11 wire Mm to have it sti etched fortv -eight hours, and vom can bet vour hope of promotion he w iil get tSere " Stg-bee gave in. He will go to Fargo to morrow to soeud about three hours in that bright citv returning to Washington bj wav of the Twin Cities VISITING BOSTON LIBRARIES. New "Vorh. Muilrntx MaUe Their A11 y mini l'lIjcriniaKe. BOSTON April C Several of the libra ries and book stores of Boston were in spected vesterdav bj fortv -five students of the NVh Ycrk State Librarj School, at Albanj who are making a ten dnvs' tour of the libraries of Massachusetts. It is a custom of the school to visit li braries near New Ycrk and Boston during the Easter vacation and thus teach the stuuents the best methods of managing li braries Saturdav afternoon, from 4 to 6 o'clock the students will be given a recep tion bv the College Club at the Grund nwnn studios AN AGED ACTRESS ILL. Vlr. Maria II. ilkx Act Kvpeeteil to l.i e. PHILADELPHIA, April C The oldest American actress. Mrs Maria B Wilks, is dving at her home in West Philadelphia Bj the aged woman's bedside watchea "her only son, Edward P Wilks, a comedian and stage manager Mrs. Wilks, whoe maiden name was Packer although billed as Jacker a half centurj ago, a mistake which was never corrected was born Julj 4, 1S16, in this citj She was born of Quaker parents, both of whom lived to enter the small cir cle of centenarians It was in 1834 that Mrs Wilks. then a girl of eighteen, first stood in the glare of the footlights, facing audiences in the old Walnut Street Theatre. The spngbtlr girl plajed juvenile parts cleverlj. suose quentlj' taking old woman's parts as she gained experience and jcars. In addition to plajing at the Walnut, Mrs Wilks was for ten jears a favorite at the Arch Street Theatre. As indicating the proficiency to whieh Mrs. Wilks attained in her profession, it uffices to state that she was the original Widow Melnotte with Torrest, and was Lady Capulet when Fanny Wallack was Juliet. The sweet-mannered octogenarian could also chat entertaininglj of Charlotte Cushman, McCreadv, Junius Brutus Booth, Edwin S Connor, and "Joe" Jefferson It was while plajing at the Walnut Street Theatre that Maria B. Packer met and loved Benjamin G. S. Wilks, a singer and dancer of some note. Actress and musi cian were married in 1837, and lived hap pily together for more than fifty jears. The cares imposed bj a growing family obliged Mrs. Wilks to leave the stage many jears ago. Pneumonia and heart failure have caused the aged actress' relapse. 1'atrlch, i?m of the Duke of Yorlc. LONDON, April C The son of the Duk- of York, who was born last Saturday, is to be christened Patrick. King Humbert of Italj, Prcsldeut Loubet of France, M. Del casse, the Foreign Minister of the French Republic; Emperor William of Gcrmanj, King Leopold of Belgium. Lord Salisbury. -and Rt Hon. A. J. Balfour have sent their congratulations to the duke. 1. 'io Ilnltimore and Ke- Jfl.U.". turn via Pcnnsjl aula Rnilronil. Tickets on sale Saturdav and Sundar, vpnl 7 and S, good to return until Xlomlaj. April 9 All trains ticejit CongrttsioiJil Limited. CarpclltcrK, lAntn hid on 1 er? low bj I'ratik laltbpj A Co., Ctli and N. . e. The Kentucky Court of Appeals De clares Him Legally Elecicl. ny n A ote of M to One Two Repub lican .IihIkcs Concur XA Itli Four Democrat 111 "Naming III111 Gov ernor V Miinle DissciititiK Opin ion IteiKlcred hj Justice Durelle. LOUISV3LLE, April- 6 The Court of Appeals Uns afternoon decided the Gov ernorship injunction case, appealed from the Louisville Circuit Court, in favor of Beckham, Uemocrat, bj a vote of six to one.. A difcscnting opinion was filed by Judge Durelle, Republican. Two Repub lican judges concurred with the four Dem ocrats, on the bench. This decision de clares Beckham legallj Governor of Ken tuckj. The full storj of the assassination of Senator Gocbel was given out bj tho Ooebel attornejs todaj. It is a detailed- statement of the killing as told by various witnesses for the Commonwealth before the grand jurj The statement, in part, follows: Jim Hov.ard, the Clav eountj femdist, is the man srspected bj the Commonwealth cf having fired the shot which came from a 38 calibre Marlin lille furnished bv Hen lj E Youtscj. who botfght the steel ballet and sokelc-s, powder cartridges from a well-known Cincinnati house. It is charged in th confessions that have been ma.de that Calib and John Powers, Charles Finlej-, and two or three others, who names are 1 noun, helped in forming the conspiracy, and that Jim and Bcttj Hov.ard, Youtsej. Cultou, and cne or two others, each having his special part, executed it. It has been denied that Culton lies mado a confession, but he has done so, though the prosecution docs not believe he has told all he knows Youtsej confessed to Col T. C. Campbell on the same after noon that Culton tave his statement. He had alreadj confessed to Col James An drew Scott to whom he went for advice as to what he ought to do All this was made public in Colonel Scott s. recent statement. 'Had I not been truthful." said Yo'it sej to one of thote connected with the case, ' m connection probablj would not have been piovcd But when Frank John son, the Assistant Auditor asked me where I was when the shooting occurred, I did not lie and said that I was at mj desk " Lcless it is necesarv. and at present it does net seem to be Youts" will not be taken before the grand jurj. The fact that it is not now believed to be necessarj ?hos the strong evidence which the Com monwealth alreadj has for Youtsej knows more than Culton and Golden combined Youtscj implicates W S Taj lor. stat ing that he was one of eight or nine men who knew of this end of the conspiracj which was carried out in Caleb Powers offi-e The men implicated are W S Tavlor Caleb Powers. John L Powers, rhrif.i Finlox W. H Culton Jim How ard probabH Bcrrj Hov.ard, one other man and himself In his confession Youtsej savs that cer tain prominent Republican leadirs would not trust the negroes Combs and Hock ersnnth with the work and when another was engaged he refused to do the shooting until the monev was paid The demand was mad just before the shooting, wnile in the Executive Building The cash in stallment is said to have been $1 600 Youtsej went out of the room, got the rconej and turned it over to the proper persons He know, who was in the room but it is said he claims either to have left the room or to have turned his back when the shots were fired Further in his state ment Culton sajs former Governor O Bradley came to him after the talk with Youtsev and said "I understand there is a plot to kill Goebel This, must not be done and you must see that a stop is put to it Such a thing would ruin the Republican partj in Kcntuckj Culton saj-s he told Bradlej what Yout sej had said Culton went to Youtey and repeated Mr Bradlev s statement. "We've siivcn up the plan, ' said Yout sej in replj Goebel was killed with a rifle owned bj Mr. Grant Roberts a brother of Mr Sam Robert:., collector of Internal Revenue at Lexington Mr. Roberts however, was en tirelv innocent of anj connection with the conspiracv and it was without his knowl edge that his rifle was being used It was a .3S calibre Marlin, and one of the truest and best ever made. Youtsej had raffled it and it fell into the possession of Mr Rob erts, who placed it in the vault in the auditors office Several dajs before the assassination it disappeared from the vault Mr. Roberts was angrj about its removal and made an effort to find out who had taken it. , The door to Powers' office was opened with the kej which was given to Youtsej Youtsey knows who entered, and it is vir tually certain that he has said Jim How ard was one of them Howard is under indictment for the killing of George Baker, the father ofTom Baker, who was kllleil in Claj county while guarded by the sol diers. Howard had been trjing to get n pardon from Taj lor for killing George Baker, and it is claimed that Powers and others assured Howard he could get the pardon if he would kill Goebel. After the shooting Youtsej went down through the basement and out the back waj. He was seen bj a number of wit nesses to run around the building and a few minutes later he entered Taylor's of fice. ,.- DRIVEN OUT OF DETROIT. Mrs. I.nngrtrj ot Allowed to Tin? 'The DcRcnernlcx." DETROIT, Mich, April 6 Mayor Maj bury last night forbade the performance of Mrs. Langtry in "The Degenerates." un der penallj of revoking the Whitney Op era House license. The company gave the plaj at Windsor, Canada, last night, without the scenery. Many went across the river to see it. Mr. rrohman wired that he would sue the citj for damages. A Cnite of Conscience Money. HAGERSTOWN, Md . April 6 County Tax Collector George H. Hager has re ceived by mail in a long white envelope a ?5 bill and the following note, probably written In a disguised hand: This mon ej is for old Mr. Hagar, if he is living, or his childrcn: take it. i am sorry." There was no signature. Tho envelope was postmarked "Roland Park and St. Helena R. P. O . April 4, 7.30 p. m ." and came from Baltimore on the fast mall. Mr. Ha ger does cot know who sent the money. His father. Andrew II. Hager, died about twenty-eight jears ago A Demurrer Overruled. Justice Clabaugh today overruled the de murred made by tho Government to' the plea of "former jeopardy," made bj the defendant in the case of Charles Bow en, cblored, charged with assault with intent to kill Samuel Jones, also colored. CnrpeuferN II111I our Mtllvvorlc alwajs ifsdj tu Me- no dflaj. Libbcj & Co. THE C0EUR B'ALtlNE GASE. Non-tiiloii Miners TcHtifJ- to Perse cution h? Union. The main attempt of the State officials in the Cceur d'Alene imestigation this morn ing was to prove the conditions existing in the dis'net in 1802 when the first riots occurred. "We want to show ihat the ccirJitions were at that tfme, end what led up to Governor Steunenberg's actions," ex plained his attornej, Frank Crosrsthwalte. Accoidingly he Introduced William Pip kin, a non-union miner who, J was assert ed, had been driven out of the Coeur d'AIenes in 1S92 by a union mob for work ing at a. mine under the ban- He tried to tell In detail the occurrencea atthat time; but, acting under its recent rule to bar hearsaj evidence the committee let him tell only the essential facts without em bellishment in his evidence. Pipkin announced that ho was an old sallorman, who also was In the Manila campaign, and had since been employed as a non-union miner in the Bunker Hill and Sullivan propertj'. It developed that he was in Manila from June, 1898, to October. 1S99, and was out of the district during the Bunker Hill riots. After considerable discussion he was allowed to proceed, how ever. "In 1S92," he said, "I -went into the Coeur d'AIenes and obtained work in the Sierra Nevada mines, near Wardner. On the afternoon of the same day the shift boss came to me with the announcement that four men were waiting outside the propertj," This line of questioning was objected to by Colonel Cox, and his pro tect was sustained by a six-to-five vote The objection was avoided, however, and Pipkin was led on to declare that the spokesman of the four. Tom Casgriff, e sk cd him If he was a member..nf..nny miners' union This again was objected to as the witness also told of a similar pe rience at Burke He stated that he and his partner were not only forced to quit work, but driven out of town bj a mob They were forced to leave without their coats and to walk over the mountains thir ty miles In the bitter cold and sno.v. At this point the examination was con tinued until 2 o'clock thib afternoon. MR. M'KINLEY SCORED. SlniiiK ItcKolutlmiM PnNMCtl bj the Idaho I ahor Council. The following preamble and resolutions, unanimouslj adopted at a regular meeting of the Idaho Labor Council, held, at Wal lace. Idaho, March 20. 1S00, have been re ceived by The Times, from M. J. Dowd, President of the Council "Whereas efforts are being made by the tools of the McKinlej Administration and the plutocratic press of the countrj to cut short tho investigation now being held bj the Congress of the United States into the Idaho labor troubles for the purpose of determining the responblbility for out rages that have been perpetrated under the cloak of the State administration, and " hcreas such efforts are mainlj direct ed toward misleading the public as to the actual industrial conditions of Shoshone countv State of Idaho, and vilifjing and maligning those who have the honor and the pwe anil dignity of thit grand Repub lic at heart and who are honestly endeav oring to place the blame for th--'"nianj out rages ihat have been comn ' ted against the citizens of the State of Liana, where it properlj belongs, and "Whereas snid efforts endeavor to stamp as a criminal organization the Western Federation of Miners ?nd uphold the un constitutional acts of Governor Steunen berg and Bartlett Sinclair in compelling free born citizens of the United States to sign awav their birthright nn.l ask for a permit to setk etnplojmen before being allowed bv the State authorities to look for work in Shoshone county, and "Whereas Messrs Lentz and Sulzer, of the Congressional investigating commit tee, have t-hown themselves, to be on the side of right and justice and have been Instrumental in conducting the investiga tion in as fair and impartial a manner as could be done, considering the tremen dous odds that have been arrajed against them on the committee and the apparent desire of the Administration to white wash those who have openlj robbed mcr lean citizens of their inalienable rights, therefore, be it "Resolved. That it is the sense of these res-olutions and the desire of the Idaho La bor Council, in session asnblcd. that thfs investigation be thorough and search ing and the blame for all misdeeds placed where it rightfully belongs, and, be it further "Resolved, That we condemn Governor Steunenberg and President McKJnley for their unfriendlj attitude toward labor or ganizations and law-abiding and peaceable citizens of the State of Idaho in declaring and maintaining martial law in the State of Idaho when no necessitj exists there for and be it further "Resolved. That we extend to Messrs. Lentz and Sultzei heartfelt thanks for their noble efforts in behalf of organized labor throughout the United States, in exposing the State and Federal Administrations for their abuse of power and -for using their office as a cloak to trample on the consti tutional rights of the citizens, of the State of Idaho, and be it further "Resolved. That we demand the with drawal of the Federal troops and the dis continuance of martial law and tho per nicious and odious permit sjstem, to the end that American citizens may enjoy the right of seeking emplojment without beg ging for the consent of hirelings 01 me Standard Oil Trust; and be it further "Resolved, That a copy of this preamble and resolutions be forwarded W the leading dailj papers of the United States for pub lication and that a copy be forwarded to Messrs Lntz and Sultzer." NO NEW SMALLPOX CASES. The People In the Detention Camp Reported Dolnjy Well. The smallpox "situation was reported to the Health Department this morning as being unchanged There were no new cases and the suspects in the detention camp were reported in good health. CLAIMING THE DAVIS ESTATE. A Woiiinn Savs She I the Wife of the Lnte Actor. PITTSBURG, Pa , April C S. A. John ston, executor of the estate of the late Charles L. Davis (Alvin JosIIn), was no tified today by a Pittsburg attornej'. who is engaged by a New- York lawyer, that Davis' wife is still living and claims her one-third of the estate Should sho prove her claim jesterdaj's salo of the Alvin Theatre to Nixon & Zimmsrpian, of Phil adelphia, will be affected, ns the widow can claim her dower right. Davis was married to EtUna Grosjean at the Essex Market Polictrcturt, in New York, May 10, 1875. Mrs. paS-is lives at Sheridan. Wjo , and the counle's daughter, Mrs. Maud Davis Belmoat, Ifves in New York. Davis always said Ihat his wife died in Denver jears ago. It turns oat that he left his wife one-j car after their marriage and that she hid a daughter two months later. NnrfollcA. Washington Steamboat Co, Delightful trips daily at C 30 p. m to Old Point Comfort, Newport Noivs. Korfo" and Virginia Bcacli. For schedule, tee pige 7. Carpenterw' ordern filled promptlj 10 lumber and null work, at ftii and X. Y. ave. CLARK'S COUNSEL SPBAK k Messrs. Faulkner and Foster Ad dress the Gommiltee. Powerful it 111 111 1 11 K I l of the Cnse for the Senator Hitter Arraign ment of ItepreMentative Campbell. Kvldence Inadequate to Mutntii an Indictment for Pettj Lnrccu). Roger Foster, associate counsel for Sen ator Clark of Montana, continued his ar gument for the defence in fie Montana Senatorial enquiry before the Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate, this morning. In the beginning. Mr. Fos ter addressed himself to the attempt of Corbett, Treaej, and Nelll to bribe the .Montana Supreme Court as testified to by the Supreme Justices. He snld in part: "The failure of the Montana judges to Immediately act for the punishment of the offence of Dr. Treacy, whieh was a felony, was beyond all question an Impeachable offence, even if they should hold that thej themselves were exempt from indictment fcr thus committing what was by the com mon law a misprison of a felony and Is a violation of the penal code of that State. "lb it to be wondered that when sum moned before a tribunal, the members of which, by their own confession, were despised by their neighbors, and had not sullicient self-respect to resent the great est insult that could have been offered them, or to punish the greatest criino that could be perpetrated, Mr. Wellcome thought it would be useless to take the stand in hls own behalf and preferred to leave his reputation, in spite of their de cision, to the people of Montana? He can afford, like Mr. Justice Field, who was once disbarred in California, to wait for time to vindicate him. His reputation will be cleared. But how about his triers? "So much for the State Supreme .Court. God save the Commonwealth of Montana!" Continuing, Mr. Foster said. "The evidence for the defence was of three classes: A denial of the case for th prosecution, an account of all mouejs ex pended not onlj upon the Senatorial elec tion but also upon the previous campaign, an J evidence tending to prove that there was a ccrcpiracj bj the followers of Mar cus Daly to prevent Mr. Clark's election, and in case of failure then to unseat him iipon a false charge of briberj. "Everj witness who srnore to anj thing material had been contradicted bj the oaths of all the persccs whom he impli cated If Whiteside's evidence was true more than twelve men had committed per jury. I need not. before gentlemen of jour experience and knowledge of human nature, dilate upon the difference in the demeanor and appearance of the witnesses You will, however, pardon me for a single obeervatlon You have seen and listened to Mr Charles Clark and Mr. Wellcome. You know their positions in the world, their previous education one a Yale grad" uate tho other trained bj one of the most respected lawjers in New Hampshire, and the son-in-law of one of the most esteemed clergjmen in Montana. Both certainly must have impressed jou as men of un usual abilltj. Again addresiicg himielf to Representa tive Campbell of Montana Senator Clocks attorney Eaid "Certain inuendocs had been madd by the Congressman from Montana Jo the ef fect that it was surprising that Senator Clark's checks had not been preserved But when we consider th enormous amount of the respondent's transactions, and the many thousand checks a jear that are drawn bj him. it is nlofiT- thnt his custom of destrovlng them ev erj six months Is not unnatural Before heir distinction, transcripts containing tbeir amounts and the names of the pavees are preserved. "The proof of a conspiracy offered by tho resoondent in addition to that fur nished bv the witnesses-in-chief, consist ing of threats made by Dalj. Whiteside, and Toole before the Legislature met and the subornation of witnesses. I shall not take up jour time bj elaborate comments upon the testimony concerning those threats, which jou remember. Senators. The subornation of perjurj was proved di rectlj by the testimonj of Ljon. Wright, and Hill, which was corroborated in nearly all of its details by admissions of Nolan and Campbell. They were contradicted by tho Congressman and Attorney General only as to a few passages in the conver sations that were admitted. The truth of their testimonj was also proved b the failure to call the witnesses who were suborned when propositions were made to them. "Campbell's testimonv was also full of inconsistencies, and it contained confes sions of crime sufficient to maVe him liable to Imprisonment for fifteen years and six months." Former Senator Taulkner, counsel-in-chief for Senator Clark, began his .'irgu ment at 1110. He congratulated the com mittee and himself on the fact that the great briberj- enquiry is drawing to a close. He complimented the members of the committee on the faithfulness of their attention. He was confident that when the members came to write their report they would let their pens be largelj guided by their opinion of the witnesses who have appeared in the case He would not seek to belittle the gravity of the charge against Senator Clark, affecting his stand ing as an officer of this Republic and as a citizen. Mr. Faulkner reviewed the per sonal historj of the defendant. He refer red to his great wealth, but said he was proud to know that he did not spend his time in cutting coupons. He wa3 a pro ducer and was one of the great factors In upbuilding the greatest of nations. Senator Clark had put forth all his en ergy in resisting the combined assault o wealth and perjury which had been mado upon him, not, thank God. by the people of Montana, but the hired agents, the tools, and tho puppets of one man Mar cus Daly. Mr. Taulkner maintained that the people of the State of Montana did not sjmpathize with the investigation and had no confidence in the integrity of the agents of Marcus Dalj who are pressing the charges against Senator Clark. The counsel maintained that the memo rialists had come before the Senate com mittee to press their charges because they feared to present their case to a Jury of tho vicinity in which the alleged offence was said to have been committed. He called attention to the prophecy made ft him at the opening of the case that when the case had closed the- members of the committee would find themselves in the position of arbitrators between the malico nd the vindictlveness of Marcus Daly and the right and title of Senator Clark to the seat to which he was elected. Going into the matter of the alleged at tempt at the briberj of the Supreme Court n( tnninrr Mr. Faulkner challenged the piosecution to point to one scintilla of ev idence which connectei Dr. Treacy with Senator Clark. He severely criticised the Justices of the Supreme Court Pigctt, Hunt, and Brantlej-. Referring to Marcus Daly. Mr. Faulkner said: "When that man deliberately srwore no 1,0 fiti hotnTo thi. porrfmltiep thaf ha (had no unkindly feelings toward Senator Clark and nls lamuj. il siampea every other statement he made on this stand as unworthy of belief. Mr. Faulkner said that the bitterness of Daly toward Clark was not political, but personal. It could not be political, because they are mcmbeia or the same partj Carpenter- find oar Lumber better tl t' el 'where. Frank Libbejr Ob- THE PORTO RJCAN BILL. Ucnrencnlntlv en Payne and Dalzell Confer AVI th the President. Representatives Payne and Dalzell con ferred with the President this morning for some time relative to the Porto Rican bill in the House. Mr. McKinley was told that there is now but little if any doubt that the bill will pass next week. Ac cording to the plan outlined by the House leaders a limited time for debate will be granted, and after that the measure will be rushed through. Representative Dalzell said this morn ing to a TIme3 reporter that the Porto Rican bill will pass the House next week. There was no doubt of a safe majority, he said. Other callers were Senators Bard and Perkins of California, Frye, McLaurin, and Penrose. Senator Penrose, In speaking of the Quay case, said that there was a notice able disposition on the part of certain Sen ators to keep the Quay case from a vote. Their efforts, he said, will be useless. HIS FAREWELL VISIT. The JaiiancMe 3Ilni4ter Calls on Mr. .Vlclviiiley. Jutaro Komura, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from Japan to the United States, called at the White House this morning in company witii Sec retary Haj to pay his farewell respects to the President. Mr. Komura has been ac credited by his country to SL Petersburg. He will leave New York April 12. The President received Mr. Komura in the Blre Parlor. During a conversation which continued for about fifteen minutes. Mr. McKinley expressed regret over the minister s de parture and expressed the hore that the friendly relations between the United States and Japan would continu". BELIEF FUND AMENDMENT. Diittrlct and Federal G eminent to share iYneuxe IninIIj. After further consideration of the ques tion, the District Commissioners 1 ave sent to the Senate Committee on Appro priations a substitute for the amendment forwarded to the committee several days ago, with reference to deficieneies in the Relief Fund of the Poliee and Tire depart ments. In the former amendment it was recom mended that money to meet these defi ciencies should be taken wholly from the District revenues. in tho (.minlompntarv amendment It is ! proposed that the burden of such deficien cies be shared equally by tne Ulstrtit or Columbia and the United States, and that the monej for the purpose be taken one half from the revenues of the District and one-half from funds in the United States Treasury, not otherwise appropriated. These amendments in jo far as thej affect the benefL'anes of the relief fundi, are said to have originated with Major I Sjlvester Be-ide the items referred to above they provide that the captain of tne police force, the lieutenant in.sp-etors. aad the lieutenants to whi-h officers the Com missioners added the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department and the Chief of Po lice, shall, after fifteen years of service, or when disabled in the line of daty, be retired on half paj THE STKIKE IN CHICAGO. stagnation In the Huildlnc Trade - anil 11 I nek of ilojic. CHICAGO prii G Exactly two moaths have elapsed since the union lockout was declared bj the building contractors esun cil and aoth sides admit that a settlement of the controvtrsj is apparentlj as far off as ever In the meantime building af fairs in Chicago are slowly aad surely drifting toward th stagnation point. Of the 50,000 or more building trades men m the citv onlv a few hundred are now employed finichirfs uncompleted work Half of these joLo are Ving eompleied un der police guard Btstes the .'nioa work men and cont-ctcHwbo hare been idle since the str'Ae it is esnmated that the lockout has lldirectlj thrown 25 0W men engaged in oKpations allied to the build ing industrj-. outfof errplojment DEMOCRATS TAVOR BRYAN. LV A est Aiijrinln Opinion I pon Ilevvct (nndiilnev. WHEELING. W Va . pril C Demo cratic National Committeeman John T. Mc Graw, the leader of West Virginia De- mocracj, said of Admiral Dewey's Presi dential candidacj: 'Democrats are, in mj judgment, in favor of the renommation rf Brvan. with a strong, clean man for Vice Presilent, selected ffom one of the tai-s East of the Ohio and north of the Potomac Rivets. They are in favor of a conservative plat form, which surrenders no cardinal fnet of the Democratic faith and at the same time will emphasize and make paramount the pregnant, tne vital issues wbi h at this time conrront the American people." CONFEDERATE VETERANS HEET n niection of OUicert lr the Lee Inckion Camp. LEXINGTON. Va , April 6 The Lee Jackson Camp, United Confederate Veter ans, have elected the following officers for the ensuing jear: Commander, J. Pes ton Moore; first lieutenant-commander, J. Scott Moore; second lieutenant-commander, A. A. Waddell; third lieutenant-commander, Edward A. Moore; adjutant, W. C. Stuart; chaplain. Robert J. McBrjde: surgeon. Samuel S. White; sergeant major and treasurer. Samuel R. Moore. A reunion of the Rockbridge Confeder ate veterans was decided upon and Memo rial Day was seleeted as the time for the reunion. MONEY BURNED UP. Thirty Dollars in Hills Cremated b Mlntt'Uv. HAGERSTOWX. Md.. April '6 Miss Anna Hart, of Walbrook, Md , on a visit to her father at Big Springs, Washington county, was writing at a table and arose and went to a window. Her sister, who was also in the room, pleked up the pa per upon which she had been writing and wrapped it around $30 in bills, which Miss Hart had left on the table. A rubber band was placed around the package and when her sister resumed her seat at the table she handed her the pack age. Miss Hart did not know there was monej inside and pitched the bundle into the fire. Turning to her sister ;he enquired where her $30 was .vhlch she left on the table. Explanations followed, but when she got to the stove she saw nothing but a little heap of ashes. To Hnforce Aiitl-bcorchiuss1 Ilulex. CAMBRIDGE, Mass , April 6. Major Chapin. of this city, received a call this morning from Chief Consul Perkins, of tho L. A. W., who asked him to see that the police rules regarding scorching in the streets be enforced. Mr. Perkins said the League in all parts of the country was determined to stop scorching as far as possible. Ask jour ilrusrjciKl for Kretol. Cnrpenterii' Irleuill Corner. Lumber, null work, and nsrdware, Gth nd V. Y ne. DEWEY REFUSES TO TALK The Admiral Denies Admittance to all Political Callers. He Remains in Philadelphia Head ing Hundred of Congratulatory Letters and TeleKram Vo Definite I'Inni Made, But a Dlscanftlon of ni Candidacy AVith Friends Probable, PHILADELPHIA, April 6 Admiral Dewey Is pleased with his first visit to Philadelphia. Instead of returning to Washington this morning, as he had In tended, he remained at the Hotel Belle vue for the day. Mrs. Dewey and her maid went to New York at 8 20 on a shop ping trip, leaving the Admiral m the Qua ker City. J. Matthew Ward, formerly pri vate secretary to Col. William J. Bryan, called at the hotel this morning and asked to see Admiral Dewey. Mr. Ward's card was not taken to the new Presidential candidate, who had given instructions that he would sec no one. Admiral Dewey had stated that he would see all political vis itors la Washington. Mr. Ward left the hotel after his unsuccessful mission. Secretary and .Mrs. Root, who were also guests at the reception given by Mr. A. J. Cassatt last night, returned to Washing ton at 7 20 this morning, after spending the night at the Hotel Walton The Ad miral and Mrs. Dewey had an early brealc fast in their apartments at the hotel and Mrs. Dewej was off for Bread Street sta tion at 8 o'cloek. She was escorted to. the train by Mr. McCormick. manager of the hotel. Mrs. Dewey traveled to Mew Yrk in Mr. Cassatt's private ear. The new Presidential candidate hd. a bury morning, although he denied bisHelf" to all visitors Hundreds ef letters aad telegrams were received by him and it took him several hours to read bta nratt. Most of the missives were letter of eoa graulntlon on his announcement that he was a candidate for the highes ffi e v ithin th gi't of tte Ameri"n people. The Admiral also s earned the nesp par accounts of the ovaticn he received ia she citj yesterday afternoon ami last sight. It was rumred that he would heM a conference with several prominent Rasters gold Democrats but the Admiral reeetved bo political visitors thte ntermiur Tkee have been no definite plans arranged fM the day by Admiral Deney etcept Uki he expects to lw;h at the Bellevw with one or two intimate friends He will prb ablj spend the afternoon' in company with these gentlemen dtsemwing and ptaaniag the future in the Seki of polities wbfea he has entered CABINET DISCUSSES DET77ET. Ilin nmli.lacj ill Not ffeet Hi SfrMidiiiK li the nvj. vdmintl Dewey's candidacy for tne Prt irenej was Uk subject of discussion) at ta Cabinet meeting today When asked what effect tb dnUraTs eaadtoaey weald have upon Ms oMetet standing in the Navy, a Cabinet stater stated that it weuM have MM , mdi that everyone in tn Annist ration Mt kindly toward aim. He added that m nc as Admiral Dewev'a chames of beta eefc ed President. 0- even of g-tting tae aoaifr" nation, were concerned, there was ahao luteiy no uneasiness on the part of the President or his advisers. E0R2IED A DEWEY CXTTB. Maac.!ttiel(n "'Icii Mi the- dmirnl Is nt a Choice of Two K Ilx. LITTLETON Maw. April 6. The rt Dewey Chib wae- formed here vtery. It already has? an enrolled menteraaip ef seveuty-flve, which eomprtes men ef aW shades of political belief The elua wel comes Dewy as a man 9: in hhesef and alo as one who is not a choce ef two ev lis. REPUBLICANS IN VIRGINIA. IteHitliitiouo re dopteil Endorxinjr President McKinlej. PETERSBURG. Va . Anrll 6 The Re publican citj convention to elect delegates to the Republican State Convention, to be held ia Norfolk on the VHk instant, and to the Tourth District Republican Congres sional Convention which meets in- Peters- burg on the 11th instant, was held la tho Hustings eonrtroom tost night. The eea vention was composed of ten white and eighteen colored delegate Eight dele gates were elected to th State conven tion and thirteen to the dtatriet coaven- tion. . , Tho. .nntoaiinn ailnnted resolutions en dorsing President McKislej's dralns- tration and instructing the delegates " the State convention to cast the vote of the city of Petersburg for Col James D. Brady as delegate from the State-at-kirge to the National Republican Convention. Plir Ileal In Coal Land. GRAFTON, W. Va . pril 6 V party of Pennsylvania capitalists have purchased valuable coal -lands In West Virginia, in cluding 1,000 acres of coal and coke lands, the mining town of Triconncll. near Graf ton, and fifty coke ovens in Harrison, Ty ler and Barbour counties The company has a capital stock of $120,000, and the main office will be located at Connellsvilie. The company will erect an additional hun dred coke ovens at once and begin opera tions on a large scale. The purchase nteo Includes the surface of the lands. Trout in Maryland Mreniu. HAGERSTOWN. Md , April 6 F Scott Bowers and Richard Hartle. of Haters town, a day or two ago. caught twenty-five speckled trout in a small stream near Conococheague. The largest weighed over a pound. Since the State has been putting trout in the numerous streams in Wash ington countv this fine species of fish is becoming more plentiful. V. Kire at Ir, a. SUFFOLK, Va . April G -Several ballilk Ing3. Including- the Episcopal Church, the postoffice, drug store, and othor hoak at Ivor, a small village on the NorfoJfr and Western Railroad, were burned yes terday. The fire was the work of an Ineon diary, who is believed to be a negro. Daninscil h Tire. PHILADELPHIA. April 6. Fire destroy ed almost one-fourth of the immeae plant of the J P Mathhju glazed RW work?, at Ninth and Weatmerefcwul Streets, last night. The bulldhwts oeea py the square between Ninth and Tenth and Westmoreland and Ontario Streets and were only saved by a strong wimt which fanned the ficmes away from the adjoining buildings. " .fl.2." to UultSmore and Iteturn f II. A O.. Satnrdnj nnl St'nilay. Apiil 7 and S, goed or return until iHi1mz, Jtonday. Tickets good o ill trains eMept Krrtil'. Limited. "' Hoard. Rl.tJO; Doom. Sfl.2:;: Flooring hf5 We name pttw. K. Libber & Co., tta aid X. . :.