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'- s 'tJust as good" lad otgoodsf are
apt 04 at Ier4'.. They L tEoiiy one
SThe Best
That ta the cbheapst- Inda when it
to Watches a& 47a4ery.
Our FPur Paeking Wathes are the
'avy bek that can be bought for the
The New York ..............$1.50
The Trump .................. 2.50
The Sun Dial ............... 6.00
The Waltham ............... 9.00
The two last are fitted in absolutely
Sdgt-proof cases, and all are warranted
good time-keepers.
Our stock ef Solid Gold and Gold
Flled Watches, both ladies' and gents',
is the largest in the city, and our prices,
qualify considered, the lowest.
In ladies' .sises .....10 upward.
In gents' sise ...... 12 upward.
If Ta Wait a Rod Watch Cheap
Cal as Us.
...i.. .A3 pTeCn .
Si IT ' MONT.
YouI
Are Not
So
Warm
As you will be drrlg the ext nluety
dys. Now we can add to your
cemfrt very muc if you come ad
see as ly. We offer ow:
MEN'S SUITS AND
OVERCOATS
AT
25 LESS
Than their regular
selling price.
MErS HALF HOSE
Double Heel
and Toe
2 pairs for 25c
We AlWays O(t 5s COruts
er O Pair.
BOYS' KNEE PANTS
Lbet Ware 5o Cents, 7S Csts
a 0.. Dowlar
This Sale at
35 cents each
liANS& KLEIN
BUrFTE, MONT. i
PiOLUcs I TIE 1a
' sG a of Nebruaa stats a
CONTINUED SILVER TALI
elmpublcens 8sy That It Is the 0MO
Swing Whbeia s axwimg ak rthe
Vho VlepoO4ofProsperity-A
Idvrly Debato.
Washington, Feb. 7.-The bhou
passed the military academy bill to
day with oily one important amend
ment. The debate on the measure wa
desultory and touched a variety of po
litical topics. As passed, the bill car
ries $458,540, being 086,038 less than the
amount carried by the current law
The bill to limit the period for the re
funding of the certificates of depositi
of 1879 to Dec. 31, 1899, was passed. To
morrow the house will take up the At.
drich-Plowman contested election case
A bill was passed to ratify the act ol
the territorial legislature of Arisona
authorizing the erection qf a capito
building. Without further preliminar_
work the house went into conegittef
of the whole and took up the conslder.
ation of a military academy appropri.
ation bill. It was arranged that gen.
eral debate should run for two hours.
Smith, rep., Mich., submitted some
remarks relative to needs of the pos.
tal service. Clark, rep., Iowa, spoke on
the Loud bill, increasing the rates on
second-class mall matter, and Greene,
pop., Neb., made some observations on
the much mooted subJect of returning
prosperity. He read a dispatch from
Wheeling, W. Va., giving an account of
alleged tearing down of McKinley's
picture by workingmen. Olmatead,
rep., Pa., in reply to Greene, produced
clippings from newspapers in all parts
of the country, showing a revival of
business and trade. Mr. Olmstead said
that the continued agitation of the sil
ver question was the only thing that
retarded the full measure of prosper
ity that would naturally flow from the
Dingley law. The threat contained in
the Teller resolution had driven $40,
000,000 to investment in foreign securi
ties.
"Do we want a cowardly money that
runs away?" asked Mr. Bland, dem.,
Mo.
"Money is always timid." replied Mr.
Olmstead. "It goes to places where It
is safest and surery is best."
"You don't hear of silver running
away," reiterated Mr. Bland.
"No." interposed Mr. Landis, rep.,
nd., "you don't hear of silver running
away from Mexico."
"Mexico is prosperous," shouted a
voice en-the democratic, side.
Mr. Landla--"You don't hear of silver
money running away from China."
Mr. Ogden, dem.. La.-"Are you a
Chinaman or an American?"
Mr. Meirs, dem., Ind., and Mr. De
Armond, dem., Mo.. both denounced the
action of the house on the Teller bond
resolution. The whole purpose of the
republican party is the defeat of that
resolution, Mr. De Armond declared,
was to commit the country irretriev
ably to the gold standard. It had at
last thrown off all subterfuges and
shame and now had the shameless ef
frontery to boldly proclaim the rob
bery which it always secretly connived
it, but never before had the hardihood
IC wUVAW
Mr. Low, rep.. N. Y., said it was no
great marvel that the democrats were
howling down the evidences of pros
perity which confronted them on all
sides. When a democrat was brought
face to face with prosperity he shook
like an aspen leaf.
Mr. Perkins. rep.. Iowa. said that in
the matter of wheat and wool, the
prices prevailing had been charged to
blind chance. It was said that the re
publican party was the party of good
luck. For himself he preferred to affili
ate himself with the party which was
identified with the.prosperity and hap
piness of the country.
After sqme' further remarks by Mr.
Williams. dem.. Miss., and Mr. Gaines.
dem.. Tenn.. the general debate closed
and the bill was read for amendment
under the five-minute rule. With only
one unimportant amendment, the com
mittee rose and the bill was passed.
Mr. Dingley asked unanimous con
sent for the consideration of a bill,
unanimously reported by the commit
tee on ways and means, limiting the
time in which the outstanding refund
ing certificates of deposit of 1879 can be
ref, nded into bonds of 1907 to Dec. 31.
1t99. About $30.000.000 of the certificates
were issued in furtherance of the re
demption act, and hut $42.000 of themi re
main now outstanding. There was no
objection and the bill was passed.
The senate amendments to the exec
utive. lesielative and judicial appro
oriation hill were disagreed to and the
hill sent to conference. At 3:45 the
house adjourned.
IN THE SENATE.
SMorgan Presents an Important Ameand
ment to White's Resolution.
Washington, Feb. 7.-An amendment
of more than ordinary importance and
signiflcance at this time was proposed
in the senate to-day by Mr. Morgan to
the resolution offered a few days ago by
Mr. White of California. Mr. White's
resolution declared that it was the right
of the people of Hawaii to maintain
the!r own form of government, and
that the i:nitcd States sought in no wise
to interfere with it. Mr. Morgan's
amendment provides distinctly for the
annexation of the Hawaiian Islands. de
clatrng that the present government has
a right to make such cession to this
country. The presentation of a me
mliali prepared by the late Admiral
R'orden elicited some interesting state
mr., nt regarding the historic fight in
Hampton Roads between the Monitor
taned the Merrimac. The senate was in
executive session during the remainder
of the afternoon.
A comnmun~cation was received by the
asenate from the secreltary of war pre
senting the urgency for immediate ac
tion t+" control the disorderly elements
that are assembling in Alaska.
Mr. Chandler of New Hampshire pre
s~nted a memorial which called to the
attention of the senate one of the mr.t
thrilling events of the civil war. The
memorial was prepared in 1874 by the
late Admiral Worden. who, as a lieuten
ant in the navy. commanded the Moni
tr in the historic fight in Hamptvn
lRoads Iwtwtee.nl that vessel and the
M~1errimac. Mr. C'handler said that Ad
mnial Worden conceived the idea that it
wooutI e. pro,,pr for the gvernment of
thi Udllted States to pay the utticlr= .iand
crew of the Monitor the smin of $i
eath in the s e prople oy bU'
atyr having prepared the emoria
concluded not to present it to consre
lert te maotives might be misconstrued
Mr. Chandler said he now took occasios
to present the memorial himself and he
hoped that congress might see Its way
clar In view of the wonderful victor)
achieved by Admiral Worden to dc
something substantial for the survlvlng
members of his falmily, who are not to
good flRanelal circumstances. He asked
that the memorial be referred to the
naval affairs committee. Mr. Hale of
Maine paid a high tribute to Admiral
Worden.
A house bill, authorizing the secretary
of the treasury to purchase or have con
structed a suitable revenue cutter for
use on Yukon river, Alasca, at a cost
not to exceed $40,000, was passed.
Mr. Chandler secured the adoption of
a resolution directing the interstate com
merce commission to transmit to the
senate so much of the testimony taken
by the committee In the proceedings
known as. the "New York produce ex
change case," and the grain Investiga
tion cases of 1197 as relating to the joint
traffic association as against or for any
action thereunder for pooling traffic or
otherwise.
Mr. Morgan of' Alabama called at
tention to the resolution Introduced a
few days ago by Mr. White, dem., Cal..
concerning the country's attitude toward
Hawaii and proposing the following
amendment thereto: "That the repub
lic of Hawaii, established in and based
upon its present constitution, is a right
ful government, and has had and still
is recognised' as such by the United
States of America and other great pow
ers, without any question by any nation
of Its rightful and sovereign independ
ence, and said constitution is the true
and recognised authority that fixes the
measures and a distribution of the
rights and powers of government in that
republic while said constitution remains
in force.
"That in conformity with the existing
constitution of the republic of Hawaii
and so long as the same is in force the
powers of government reside in and are
to be exercised by the incumbents of the
departments, tribunals and officers,
created by said constitution and filled in
pursuance of law and the lawful elec
tors under said constitution, who qualify
as such by taking the oath of allegiance
prescribed therein, are entitled to share
in the government of Hawaii according
to the rights offered to them in said
constitution and to the extent and in the
manner therein provided as long as the
same is in force.
"And said government of the republic
of Hawaii, baying in due form signified
its consent in the manner provided in its
constitution that the Hawaiian islands,
with all the territory appurtenant
thereto, over which said government
now claims to exercise sovereign juris
diction, shall be annexed to and become
a part of the territasy of the United
States of America, and shall be subject
to the national power and sovelgn juris
diction thereof; it is hereby enacted and
declared that said concemeoa is accepted,
ratified -and confirmed, and that said
Hgwalian islands are subject to the
sovereign dominion thereof."
Mr. Davis of Minnesota, chairman of
the committee on foreign relations,
moved that the resolution of Mr. White
and the amendment thereto proposed by
Mr. Morgan be referred to the foreign
relations committee, and after a brief
colloquy between Mr. White and Mr.
Morgan, the resolution and amendment
were so referred.
On motion of Mr. Davis the senate
then went into executive session. At 5:50
p. m. the senate adjourned.
TELLER FOR ANNEXATION.
Legislation by Both Houses of Congress
Instead of a Treaty.
Washington, Feb. 7.-Senator Teller
of Colorado occupied the entire hours of
the executive session in the senate to
day in discussing the Hawaiian annex
ation treaty. During the course of his
speech, Mr. Teller took occasion to say
that he should have been glad to discuss
the treaty in open session and to the re
mark he added the opinion that the
time had almost come when the question
of annexation should he debated on a
bill looking to legislation by both
houses of congress rather than on the
basis of the treaty. While he thought
there might be a hare possibility of rais
ing the 60 votes necessary to ratify the
treaty, he conceded that under the pres
ent circumstances this was exceedingly
doubtful, and he thought the sooner the
fact was recognizsed and a change of
front made, the better it would be from
all points of view. There were some in
terruptions at this point, and it was sug
gested by some senators after the close
of the executive session that the com
mittee on foreign relations would con
sider the advisability of making this
change of policy at its next meeting, to
be held on Wednesday of this week. The
statement was, however, made by Sena
tor Davis, chairman of the committee
on foreign relations, that there had been
no intention of attaching the treaty to
one of the appropriation bills, as an
amendment, as had been stated was the
case in some of the newspapers. He
made this statement in reply to a ques
tion put by Senator White of California.
Senator Teller advocated the ratifica
tion of the treaty, basing his reasons
for this posltion upon the ground that
the annexation of the islands was in the
interest of our commerce and in line
with our flational policy for the past half
century. He devoted himself very large
ly to replying to the objection that had
been raid to acquiring the islands be
cause of the domination of the native
race. He undertook to show that there
was no foundation for this criticism, or
if there was such foundation now, it
need not. he said. long continue to be
an essential factor of the situation. He
based this statement upon figures which
he produted to show that the natives,
or Kanakas. were rapidly dying off as
a result of their co-mingling with out
side races. He contended that the island
ers could not long remain to dispute
the supremacy of some other race and
what race that should be would depend
largely upon the present action of the
United States senate.
"If we should elect to make the isl
ands a part of the United States, the-I
American people would at once bhe Ico e
the counseling element in Hawaii. .i it
if we should fail to take advantage ",
the opportunity now offered. sjlf.l
other people would in all probability
assume the position of ,ontrol, which
naturally and traditionally be-tlgss to
the United States."
Taking up this line of argument. he
said that ever since the days of Web
ster and Nia.l :., a mairity '.i the i,
pie of this country had hb tev I .t
the Hawaiian islands sh,,uld and .' oubi
some day become an integral part ,.f
the Unit'ed States. With the strugg, i
that was albut to Iwein in the t (trint
for the IPssesison of the nte, terrltt, l
among the European powers. it was in
rtoutlnutd on lage T To.)
1SM- MARTIN'S TRIAL
Th Jtudge Threatens Attorneys
With Contempt of Court.
I NEWSPAPERS ARE WARNED
He Demotowed Certain Bensautonal Artl
olesas ounding Palsehoods-The
D Y WinsM a Pott--leve
3Pllsitn Five Minutes.
SWilkeS.e, Pa., Feb. 7.-Hundreds
of r anxious to hear what ac
tion J 1u 'Woodward would take in
re the sensational outbreak
on Sattuly between Att'orneys Har
man an , opposing counsel in
the Latt er shooting case,' thronged
the court room to-day. Judge Wood
ward spoke of the incident of Satur
day, saying that after he had left the
bench and before court adjourned an
altelration had arisen between two of
the lawyers engaged in the trial which
the court did not fully hear nor realise
until it was seen in the newspapers.
"Had we heard," said the judge,
"what was said we should have dealt
with the lawyers in a summary man
ner as the affair so deserved, and if
there is a repetition of it we shall pun
ish the guilty parties for contempt of
court."
Then came a severe denunciation of
the sensational issue of certain news
papers in endeavoring, as the court
said, to prevent justice by an exagger
ation of the facts of the trial
"He would," he said, "not mention
any names at present, but if the
astounding falsehoods and misrepre
sentations continue the representatives
of the paper will find the door of the
court locked."
The first witness to-day was Silas
Jonep, justice of the peace of West
Hazleton. He stated that he had seen
the meeting of the deputies and strikers
at West -Iasleton and followed them
to Lattimer. He saw Sheriff Martin
advance tow'ard them with a paper in
his hand. Some of them surrounded
him and an altercation occurred. But
the witness could not see exactly how
the altercation commenced or how it
terminated. -He heard a couple of
shots and then a volley and saw sev
eral men fall. Two who fell near him
were dead. He was asked what the
spectators said after the shooting. The
defense objected. After listening to all
the arguwnents, the court sustained the
objectiof ,thus shutting out the evi
dence. This is regarded as an import
ant point gained for the defense.
Counsel for the defense asked the
witftegp if he was not frightened when
he saw the sheriff surrounded by the
strikers, aMd 'he replied he was, and
owing to this fact he could not tell
clearly just what happened at the mo
ment.
John Yeager, a Slav, who required an
interpreter, said he had seen the depu
ties on their way to Lattimer on the
day of the shooting. All were armed
with rifles, but he could not see wheth
er the sheriff had any weapons.
Just before the noon adjournment the
court accepted bail for all the accused
deputies and the sheriff in the amount
orf $6,000 in each case, making $420,000 in
all. Bail was furnished by the Phila
delphia Trust company.
When court met again in the after
noon George Yeager resumed his tes
timony. He joined the strikers and
marched with them to Lattimer. He
described the meeting with the sheriff
and said the sheriff drew his revolver
and pointed it at the strikers. He
grabbed one of them and pulled him
out from among the others, all the
time holding the pistol at his breast.
Then some one shouted to shoot and
the deputies fired.
"After the first few shots," said the
witness. "there was a volley, and then
a number of single shots, and 11 men
were killed in five minutes and lots
wounded "
Upon cross-examinatlon the witness
stated that he could point out any dep
uty who was present at the shooting.
and the defendants' attorney immedi
ately called before the witness John
Hampton, chief of the coai and oil po
lice. Yeagetr was asked if he had seen
Hampton with the deputies.
"Yes." he exclalmed, "he was in the
line and was holding his rifle this way,"
and he illustrated the position. The
defense will attempt to prove that
Hampton was not on the scene at all,
but was in Hasleton at the time.
Thomas Hall. clerk of the Valley ho
tel in Hazleton at the time, testifitled
to a conversation he had heard on the
Sunday following the shooting from the
lips of Deputy John Turner. Turner
was in the hotel and said. speaking of
the shooting: "We all marched out to
Lattimer. and as the strikers came up
I heard a shot. It seemed to come
from the ranks of the strikers, and
then we opened up. I shot nine of
them and killed five."
The next witness was Christopher
Bechen, a miner of Cranaherry. Be
chen said he was at West Hazleton
when the strikers arrived and that he
talked with Bernheiser. one of the
deputies, who wanted him to join the
deputies. Bernheiser said: "Every
one of these d----d strikers ought to
he shot." A few days before the shoot
ing the witness had a talk with a dep
uty named Dodson. who said: "We
ought to get so much a head for shoot
ing down such strikers. I would do it
for a cent a head and make money
at it."
CALLS IT A FORGERY.
Senator Shoup Denounces a Telegram
Publishd ito Poeatellu,
Special Dispaitit to the Standard.
Boise, Idaho. Feb. 7.-A letter has be'n
receiv ed here from a close friend of Sen
ator Shoup in \Washington. whol speaking
for Sholup. prlnoutl-'s as a forgery a t*-l
'gram that appearced in the Pocatello
Tribune. siotd to, hav, tbeen r"'ceiv,.-d vb
Wv. S. Hiopn,,,. of that place from S. tait,;r
Shoup. Thbe 1. l'gram read:
"Shake. \\W have wo,n again. tHanna t
senator from 'hio and the silverites ear,
once more dI fe,-dt±d. The good work g.,e.,
on."
Senator Sh"upts kte-n anxie t' , ,;.r,- ,
ing th. uMbiir.'tion is taken her- ý a ,m
other indi,-atin of his plan '. y Ia h m
"if in ita p-tion to leave iheo , . l . o -
Le-ader. ('alled 'og.'ther.
Special Iisp t,:.,. l e t to ..< Sta .,r,
Pocatello. daho. F bi..- ,. i - ' b !'I' m
Mi. PattriC, i htair-ln n i f th.- t..t -lt.
republi-un <'o, mmitt-* ;t , us ,), . - t,.I t .l
Ult'(| ) ) + { tb i \ .i, 1 L.  l
and place will be decided upon as soon
as he can communicate with the various
county committeemen and obtain an ex
pression of their wishes in this matter.
The plan is understood to be for county
committeemen to inhvite from 10 to 15 of
the leading members of the party in their
counties to attend the proposed confer
ence. The attendance from this section
promises to be large.
ANOTHER COMPLICATION,
Walter Cooper Alleges That Boseman-a
Special Eleetion Was Illegal-Asks
Perpetual Injunction.
Speclal Dispatch to the Standard.
Boseman, Mont.. Feb. 7.-Another com.
plication arose to-day with reference to
the sale of the Boseman waterworks plant
to the city of Bo eman. Walter Cooper.
through his attorrney. A. J. Campbell of
Butte, procured an order, from Judge
Armstrong in this city to show cause
on Feb. 14 why it should not be restrained
from selling or disposing of bonds for
the purpose of purchasing the plant from
the Boseman Water Works company, and
praying that a perpetual injunction be
granted on the ground that the election
of Nov. 16, 1897. when the matter of pur
chase was submitted to vote, was Illegal
and void for the reason that the notice
thereof was not published the length of
time required by the law of the state of
Montana, according to section 2. act of
legislative assembly, approved March 6.
1997. entitled an act regulating municipal
indebtedness. etc.
The district court of the Ninth district
convened to-day. The jury was drawn
and the docket, consisting of 5 civil are
four criminal cases, called.
IT WAS A FAST RUN.
The New Flyers From Chicago to Denver
Get in Ahend of Time.
Denver. Feb. 7.-From Omaha to Den
ver the Burlington hit the time on the
dot. There was no hitch to mar the rare.
The finish of the run was as exciting a bit
of traveling as one usually experiences
in the West. Twelve miles out of the
Platte valley the trains were neck and
neck with the Union Paetle's new flyer,
and the latter got over the crossing first
only because both could not cross at the
uame time. The depot was reached eight
minuteseahead of time. The Burlington
1ticals are well pleased and say they
will cut thef westbound time an hour in
)rder to make it faster.
The Colorado special, the new fast
train of the Union Pnlcflot & Northwest.
-rn line. pulled into the union station here
:o-day at 1:20, 10 minutes ahead of sched
le time, having accomplished the run
`rom Chicago. 1.0110 miles, In 28% hours.
1 large crowd was present at the station
o greet this innovation in rapid service.
The efficiency of the new service has
een conclusively proved and its success
saes only a matter of time enough for
atrons to accustom themselves to the
iew schedule.
A RESTRAINING ORDEI.
oomletmioiber Ctnaey ajSii ott Mt eltetdte
With the IastUrnee Companies.
8an Francisco. Feb. 7.-In the United
Itates circuit court to-day Judge Mor.
'ow granted a second restraining order
n the case of the foreign insurance
ompanies doing business In San Fran
isco versus Andrew J. Ciuney. Insur
nee commissioner. The second order
vas made necessary by the filing of a
upplemental bill, and does not differ In
Prms or effect from the restraining or
ler previously granted. Commissioner
luney is ordered to abstain from In
reasing litigation against the com
anies or interfering with the conduct
f their business until the hearing. On
'hursday the argument on the motion
or a preliminary injunction will be
heard.
WANTS THE DEEDS BACK
MRS. WATSON TO BEGIN A SUIT
AGAINST HER FATHER.
She Alleges That Class bpreekels Has
Been More Than Unkind to Her
Since Her Marriage.
Honolulu, Jan. 27. via Seattle, Wash.,
Feb. 7.--Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watson
arrived here on the 22d inst. on their
way around the world. Mrs. Watson is
the only daughter of c("laus Spreckels,
the sugar king. Her marriage with
Watson caused a family estrangement,
which has not been healed to this day.
Spreckels claimed that his daughter
was ungrateful and in addition charged
Watson with being a fortune hunter.
The daughter denied both charges, and
as a proof of good intentions, deeded
back to her father property worth a
million and a half dollars.
Mrs. Watson now claims that her
father has been more than unkind to
her since her marriage, and to even up
things, she has decided to invite the
aid of the Hawaiian courts for the re
covery of a million and a half dollars'
worth of property which she deeded
back to him at the time of her mar
riage. It, has long been known in Hono
lulu that Mrs. Watson's deed to Claus
Spreckels was not signed by her hus
band, and the impressIon has prevailed
that It was invalid on that account.
Her contention will hold good in this
country, it is claimed, for the reason
that a husband's signature must ac
company the wife's to make a transfer
legal. Most of the property owned by
Mrs. Watson prior to her marriage is
situated in Honolulu and consists of
business blocks. The income is said to
be $1,000 a month.
Mrs. Watson has, through her law.
yers here, made a demand on all ten
ants of the building to pay their rents
to her legal representatives. It is gen
erally understood that the house of
William G. Irwin & C'o.. who occupy
the lower floor of a building, will de
eline to notice the demand of Mrs. Wat
son's attorneys. and the result will be
a law suit in which C'laus Spreckels
N ill have to, defend his rights to the
prl..perty in dispute.
WVhen seen to-day. Attorney Hum
Ihreys stated that tht" retainer of
Judge t'arter antd hints.'lif vas for the
,urposi of lnotifyinLg tenants concern
t:tg t hit Itay-tn.nt of rents. Neither
Juic ("'arter nor hitnms.lf has been in
s+t tU tel t., institut ,, any t suit or suits.
This is a niattzr whic-h will h.e left '.en
until th. return of Mr. and Mrs. Wat
so+,n fromt ahbr, ad. Mrs W\atsoll is s'X
.'r. t i to return tt lonlulu In ab,,ut
th',, tenths " tim,,.
Th+. hi.illh ,l·partn .nt hst? . ".e!,tr.!
1.7u. tins of opium. reen'ntly sz-Zd by 1
th. , ust,ntus departnent, dump."d into,
thi. s.aa. Th- governmrn-it hit, ulisu -
S"+sstull y tried to ,its it"l.' thi " drug
iIto 'i l"tFrat·n ls. P,,rtlant. 'Vanouver.
t h *' + T I K °' t tn a n d S - +i n , y t i i.t t . t: i n '"r -
lOLA PLACED O1 TRIAL
Insults Showered on Him by an
Angry Crowd.
THE CHARGE WAS LIMITED
The Advocate General Will Not Permit
the Dreyfus Affair to Appear at t
Trial MoYr Than He Con Av I .
No Sensationa
Paris, Feb. 7,-The trial of M. mnile
Zola and M. Perreux. manager of the
Aurore, who are being prosecuted by
the government as the result of a letter
which the novelist caused to be publish
ed in the Aurore. in DeCember last
strongly reflecting upon high offlolicia
connected with the Dreyfus case, opened
to-day in the assises court of the Seine.
M. Zola was represented by M. Laborie
and M. Perrl$ux was defended by M.
Clemenceau. The most khen public In
terest was manifested in the case. Hun
dreds of people surrounded the court
anxious to gain admittance. The crowds
increased in number all morning. The
arrival of Henri Rochefort was the sig
nal for shouts of "Vive Rochefort" and
counter cries of "A has Roehefort."
Zola. who arrived in a carriage shortly
afterwards, was greeted with vehement
shouts of "Conspues Zola" (spit upon
Zola). An Individual who shouted "Vive
Zcla" was promptly hustled and sup
pressed.
Although the court was thronged,
quiet was maintained owing to the
knowledge that a company of republican
guards had been placed at the disposal
of the judge to preserve order. While
the Jury was being selected Zola entered
the dock. He was pale. A few cries of
"Vive Zola" were promptly suppressed
by the vigorous protests of a majority of
the audience. After the reading of the
indictment the advocate general ex
plained that the charge was strictly
limited to the passage in Zola's letter
denouncing the Esterhasy court martial.
Continuing, the advocate general it
was imperative to prevent the proceed
ings from wandering, and "thus play
ing into the hands of the accused,
whose aim it is to get a revision of the
Dreyfus affair by a circuitous route."
The court decided to allow the ac
cused to call evidence in support of the
other charges contained in his letter, In
cluding the accusations which he made
against Col. Paty Du Clam and Gen
erals Merler, Boadeffruer. Billott and
Pellleux. M. de le Gorgue read a num
ber of letters of excuse. including ope
from the minister of justice, Mr. Der'
lan, announcing that the minister of
war. General Blliott, had not received
the .Athority ao the cabinet to tesfyr.
General de te Gorgue also read a letter
from eg.-President Casimlr-Pieer, say
ing he could not testify except as to
facts subsequent to his presidency.
Col. Paty Du Clam was then called
and refused to testify. M. Laborle
urged the importance of his testimony,
adding that unless the court ordered
him to testify he might be compelled to
demand adjournment until the next
session. ctounsel also said he was not
prepared to expose a secret trial, un
less it was absolutely necessary. but,
continued M. Laborie, the allegation
that the matter they discussed was
connected with state secrets and na
tional statfen. a, -..e«. a
-A* 'e- - . r. 'rt sI proteretc
against the national defense being a
Joke, to which M. Laborie hotly replief
that he would not permit anyone, not
even the advocate general, to cast sus.
plcion on his patriotism. (Cheers.)
Addressing the Jury. M. Laborte said:
"The proof we wish to show you is sc
striking that our own opponents art
making efforts to prevent its becom.
ing known. Nevertheless. If it is neces.
Mary, I will declare it alone, withoul
witnesses. If I fall, Dreyfus will re
main in the galleys, where he was
placed by a law expressly made fot
him." (Violent protests.)
M. Laborle insisted that the judges
of Dreyfus should give evidence and
that Mme. Boulancey, whom Zola had
summoned, but who has declined to
appear on the ground of iil health.
should also testify, urging that she he
ordered to appear If necessary.
Counsel added that Mme. Boulancey,
in addition to the notorious thlan let
ter, possessed others from Major Ester
hasy outrageously insulting the French
army, which had not been published.
Counsel for the Aurora supported 5M.
Laborie's request for the appearance
of Mme. Boulancey and urged the court
to obtain a verification of her alleged
ill health. Later on. M. Laborie in
sisted that the deposition made before
the examining magistrate be: read in
court. This was opposed by the attor
ney general on the ground that the
examination was not concluded.
M. Laborie then vehemently protested
against the absence of the witnesses.
and referring to the non-appearance of
General Mercier. said: "When he was
minister of war., he submitted to the
Judges of Dreyfus, behind the back of
the prinsoner and his counsel, a secret
document, which, however, he said,
was unimportant. If this document,
as he declared, was unimportan't, then
the Incident is ended and there is no
further need for General Mercier's tes
timony. but if. as alleged, the secret
document did not exist, let General
Mercier come and tell the court so and
our side will be satisfied."
This attempt to drag the former min
Ister of war Into the witness stand
caused much comment in court, which
was increased when on several mem
hers of the Dreyfus court martial re
fusing to testify. M. Zola rose up in
the dock and indignantly cried: "We
must know if these persons are acting
under the orders of the minister of
war or their own volition." General
Boadeffruer was then called and claimed
exemption on the ground of profession
al secrecy. whereupon M. Laburie
shouted: "'One would really tlhnk all
thes offticers imagined they form a
s,-paratie caste. above all rights and
that they a-r' totally exempt from laus
and the respect due to justi`e."
Thb" court then ordered a short ad
jurnment until 4::0 p. m. in order to
all,\ M. Laborie to draft his argu
mennt.
There is another application calling
f,ýr the appearance of iGenerals Mercier
and Bosdeffru.r and others. It declares
that they have no right to absent them
elves on the plea that their evidente
is not necessary. as that is for the
curt and not for them to decide. The
-"ourt p',stp',ntd decision until to-mor
r "r and the case "eas adjourned.
Rtain pre\.nttIl .1t Iarge cifwd fIrt'
at:ul.ni - ,t-unlIi, the- curt, but h,. I
corridors of the court bs 1
packed with people warmy
the triatL At the con
proceedings, as General Gesawh
present in the court roa rf i full
form, emerged, bacomEpe ne by
denry, he was greeted with
"Vive I'Armee," and a niomber o
pie followed him cheerfng utila the
ti'e dispersed them.
M. Zola conferred wth his
M. Laborte, for half an boar its
vrte room, and then left b a
staircase and emerged t
pr rter's lodge, but he was
as he drove away. The
divided. some cheering the ".
and othera denouncting him.
On the resumption of the
Lahbrio made a )peech,
the witntsses be ordered to at
testify. Counsel for M. Z.o
with the ,cnlrt ritten
questing the cnurt, to O
poenaed witnesses to appea r
Col. Paty Du Clam, the a
chargea him with illegalP a
Dreyfus and Esterhazy ftar,
that if these acts are proye ith
the good faith of the accused
demonstrated. Therefore. CGl.
Clam should he compelled to
without prejudice to the rights
appellant.s, counsel would demnaf
pootlptnefment of the trial to Ila1ter
sions if necessary.
M. Laborte. in his applicationfts
subpoena for Madame Bo.ilacy,
"The appellants have asertal
Comte 'aterhazy has thrice wr
menacing her with death, sho
surrender the documents, with the
that Madame Boulancy has ir h
home and concealed her new
before mentioned, the documents a
direct bearing on the present
the appellants ask also that an
of the court be sent to impound all,
grams and letters from Comite
in the possession of Mad amz
M* Laborle further amrtls that
prepared to show that the letters
Col. Paty Du Clam alleges "the
lady" sent him. prejudicing
Picquart, emanated from one o
Paty Du Clam's own friendst
from Colonel Plcquart. Conn"e is
ing that Col. Paty Du Clam'sv
be given behind closed deors If -
sary. The hearing was aer ne
5 p. m,
co--o u--- "+
CONCESSIONS GRANTRO.
tIlllrorads Will Carry PrewViples be~
Cabans at rI4dae4d wate
Speclal Dispatch to the Stantda 
Helena. Feb. 7.--H, . Z rsa in,
committeeman for Montana o
central Cuban relief committee,
received a letter from Stephen
chairman of the committeea
that the committee had received
roads east of St. Pau),
tle matter of shippig aru
to New Ypwh and that
had been Apked from the
ceiic .sd Great Northern, with
pects of their beinga
expresses gratitude for the
Lhu4 iat -
a week froM l
are belng sent fron.
vana. So great s,, the, tn
province of. Havaa t.tit ad
supplies have only beas . Is
immediate vicinity of the tlty ef
vana,
Asasb.tr Mle raasmes.
Speciali Dispatch to the Rtansdar,
Wallace, Idaho, Feb 7.-..The Black
at Gem started i-day It has b
touched since IM It bloWI ge
Seiberltngu O .Akrii .
manufacturess, who failed in It
been tied up by a receaWenrhfp
few weeks ago. The tranager set
East, and the new owners ma
here.,
A GUARDIAN A
The Weiaght of Yeras ie ''
Its BEest en the oeIts rt
rmese 8srees Teaset.
San Franclsco. Feb. T.- .deti
ex-mayor of San FPrsnieg and
of the famous Stro t*al, lhas
adjudged mentally taecarpte0 t b
perior Judge Bebeher. EHi,
Dr. Emma SBtro Merritt, WhoUa
in constant proifes.onal
her father for d anyr metae
been appointed gnisa diatl
and iAe person, her boa e
at $y00,ASS. Her two
sister, who resie ·t t hi
sureties on the bond. Mr.
80 years of age and the tes of
tal factlties is attributed.to the
of years, eombinaed with the
two strokes of te popiearzy hk
sulffered within 'the past few
The petition to have hple aaih
pointed his gursdiaA wasn
one- Little. manager of t t
erty. after the members th
and their attorneys had
such a step was neceeIary
The exfect the Withd ba
from business may hes "
terprites with whlae he
is a matter-- to- be
family council asaflnwyta.
eats are so vast ta
the manner of their
matter of the gtttes
treater part of hi fsm
estate. In Ban Franeteso ste
over 1.880 acest of
eighth of the taxable area of
count-'. Amonl other
Inge are the Suitro
Sutro library and vrtgee
alit-edged bonds. in the
dition of the real estate
rather dificult to apprlasse
his local realty, hbt a
timate places it at little upae
The Sutrro baths alone easnt
$1,000,009. Butro Is a native ofat
and 80 years of ate. His c ares
the time he inaugurated the
scheme in Carson River vatre
comparatively humble and obseDsa
Chisek Caused hEals.
Boecial liJstteh to the Standfad.
Boaise. Idaho. Feb. t--Chat t
have taken the snow oN s s ýg~
serious floods have resulted is a
of places in Southwestern ldabo.
lets have in somee places becese
torrents and considerable stock a
drowned, while a great det aof
property is reported destroyed
Wit a e Adjleesee.
(l,ma, iFeh. -The
L.s ig tciI press in. s 't. w l q'
that the ..ti.tons in t d aa
I' ru p.! l 'hit, will be risaftett
:.,t)g.d ttor, thc end of c ebtu r.

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