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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
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