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John Stevenson Dying.
Special Ditpatch to The Call. v- MARTSVILLE, Jan. 17.— John Steven son, a pioneer "resldeht of Yuba County: is dying at his home in this city as the result of a stroke "of cerebral apoplexy early this morning. The right side is com pletely paralyzed and the doctors say there is a blood clot on the brain. ADVERTISEMENTS. Cures Blood Poison A Trial Treatment Sent Free to All Who Suffer From Any Stage of tr.e Disease. Cures Cases That Hot Springs and AH Other Treatments Failei to Even Help. . There han been dlsrovered by the State Jledlfal Institute. 203 Elektron building. Fort Wayne, Ind.. the most remarkable Blood Poison cure ever beard of. It has cured all such In- dication* as mucous patches in the mouth. sore throat, copper colored spots, chancres, ' ulcerationn on the body and in hundreds of cases where the hair and eyebrows had fallen out and the whole ckln was a macs of bolls pimples and ulcers this wonderful specific has completely changed the whole body into a . clean, perfect condition of physical health. Every railroad running into Fort Wayne brings •cores of sufferers seeking this new and marvel- ous cure and to enable those who cannot travel to realize »hat a truly marvelous work the ln- , ctltute is accomplishing they will Bend free to every ruSerer a free trial treatment «o thai every one can cure themselves in the»prfvaey cf their own home. This Is the only known • cure for Uiood Poison. Do not heeltate to write at one* and the free trial Wili U> *ent aealea m plain' package. . . - With army officers Jesse Moore "AA" whis- key is a very popular drink. j S/ "WTiite's staff, was wounded in tho Boer assault' of the 6th inst. and. died on the 12th. .'¦ j . .-VISCOUNT BELGRAVE, who by tho death of the late Duke of Westminster succeeds to that title and the vast property (nearly $200.000 .000), is now serving on the staff of Sir Alfred Milner at Cape Town, where he proposes for the present to remain. the meeting were, adopted andtcoples sent to President McKinley, President Kruger, President Steyn, Dr. Leyds and Joseph Chamberlain. The resolutions declare: "That in the name of liberty, sacred always on tho soil of Massachusetts, we condemn and denounce the action of Eng land—the bully among the . nations— fresh from the international peace conference at The Hague, in arrogantly attacking the sovereign rights of a free people and at tempting to enslave them. "That while we hope every moral sup port possible will be afforded by the peo ple of, f ree .America to their brethren of the South African republics in their heroic struggle, we urge' upon President McKinley and his Cabinet the necessity for the strictest construction of the neu trality laws against England, so that the power of the American republic may not even by silence, which may be misrepre sented or misunderstood, be thrown Into the scale against the people of our sister republics in South Africa. "That as American citizens we protest the seizure in the most arrogant manner of American goods by English warships and call upon our Government to secure prompt and ample reparation for such high-handed action." ¦ • ¦¦ . ¦ ¦ GERMANY RECEIVES GREAT BRITAIN'S REPLY Special Cable to The Call and New York Her ald. Copyrighted; 1900. by James Gordon Bennett. BERLIN, Jan. IT.— The English answer to the German note regarding the seizure of German steamers has at last arrived. Th» Tageblatt states In regard to this that in view of the Impending Interpella tion in the Reichstag, England has at the last; moment beaten a retreat. OFF FOB THE WAR. NEW YORK, Jan. 17.— The steamship St. Paul, which sailed for Southampton to-day,, had on- hoard a number of men who are err route to' South Africa to do some fighting. Among' them was F. R. Burnham, a scout who has seen much ser vice in the Ehglish army. ' Mr. Burnham was with Lord Roberts when the latter was serving in India, but has since been in Alaska. Captain R. E. Harris and his. son Felix from San Antonio said they were going all the way to Africa, "to get in the war." They would not say which side they were going to fight against, which might Interfere with their going to South Africa- SOLOMON WAS HOOTED. LONDON, Jan. 18.— The Cape Town cor respondent of the Daily Telegraph, tele graphing January 16, Bays: "Attorney General Solomon, who went to meet Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchen er, Informed his colleagues In the Cape Cabinet v that If none of them went he would not refrain from going. All de clined. Mr. Schreiner, the Premier, sent his secretary. Mr. Solomon was hooted by the -crowd, but his action is now ap proved. Lords Roberts : and Kitchener have taken buildings for permanent of fices. Smallpox Among Boers. LONDON, Jan. 18.— The Durban corre spondent "of the Standard, • telegraphing Tuesday, says: "The Government, has cancelled the orders calling out the" rifle associations for active - servioe.- It is re ported that smallpox has broken out in the Boer camps in Natal." LIEUTENANT COLONEL P. W. KITCHENER (brother of the Sirdar) of the Second West York shires, the Prince of Wales' Own, who commanded a column in the night attack on the Boers at Wil low Grange when his own battalion and the East Surrey are said to have fought fiercely with each other in the darkness, killing and wounding a number of men. CAPTAIN W. B. LAFONE, First Devonshire Regiment, was wounded in the charge at Elands Laagte October 21, and on recov ering rejoined, his command and met his death in the desperate as-, sault on Ladysmlth January 6. 1 MAJOR- KARRr-DAVIS, • com manding the Imperial Light' Horse since the death of Colonel Scott Chishohn, was wounded in the Boer assault on Ladysmlth January 6. THE EARL'OF AVA, eon of trie Marquis of Dufferin and Ava, lately acting on General Sir George Black Watch charged and the Gortons and the Seaforths with a yell that stirred the British camp below rushed onward—onward to death or disaster. These accursed wires caught them round the legs until they floundered ltke trapped wolves and all the time -the rifles of the foe sang the song of death In their ears. Then they fell- back, broken ' and bleeding, leaving , nearly 1300 *. dead and wounded Just where th«" broad breast of the grassy veldt melts Into the embrace of the rugged African hills, and an hour later the dawn came of the dreariest' day that Scotland has known for a generation past. Of her offioers, the flower of her chivalry, the pride of her breeding, but few remained to tell the tola— a sad tale, truly, but . one, untainted, with dishonor or smirched with. disgrace, for up those heights under sim ilar circumstances even • a brigade of devils could scarce have hoped to. pass. All that mor tal man could do the Scots did. They tried, they failed; they. fell and there Is nothing left us now but to move In and avenge. All that.fateful day our men lay closa to tha Boer, lines' under a biasing, sun. Over their heads the shots of friends and foes passed with out ceasing. All day .long the battle raged. Scarcely could we see the foe— all that met our pyey was ' the rocky heights that spoke with tongue of flame whenever our troops drew near. Once, our guards made a brilliant dash at the trenches' and like a torrent their resistless valor bore all before them . and for a" few brief moments they got within hitting distance of the foe. Veil did th'ey, avenge the slaughter of . the Scots, • the ' bayonets, like tongues jof flame, passed above or below the rifles' guard and swept' through brisket and .breast bone. Out. of -their trenches the guardsmen tossed the Boerfi, ' as men •In English harvest fields toss the hay ,when the reapers' »cythes have whitened the corn ', fields, and the human streams were plentiful where the British guardsmen stood, j Then they fell back, for "the fire from the heights above them fell thick as the spume on the surf on ths Australian rock-ribbed coast.. The Guards bad proved to the Boers that, man to man, the Briton was bis master. .".;•' In vain all that day Methuen tried by every rule he knew, to draw th» enemy; vainly the Lancers rode recklessly to induce those human rock limpets to i come out and cut them off. Cronje knew the mettle of our men and an ironic laugh played around 'his Iron mouth, and still he stayed within his native fastnesses; but death ; sat ¦ ever at his elbow, for our gun ners dropped the' lyddite shells and the howl- Ing shrapnel all along his lines, until the trenches ran blood, and many of his guns were silenced. In the valley : behind his outer line of hills his dead lay piled in hundreds and the slope of the hill was a charnel house where the wounded all writhed amid the masses of the dead, a ghastly tribute to British gun nery. "When, at 1:20 p. m. on Tuesday, we drew off to Modder River to report, we left nearly 3000 dead and wounded of grim old Cronje' s men as a token that the lion of Briton had bared his teeth In earnest. The last mails from the Cape brought numerous accounts of -Magersfontein> but none bo vivid as this. Julian Ralph, in the Daily Mail, very bluntly writes of the Highlanders after the first volley from the hidden trenches: They turned and' ran. literally colliding and climbing over one another in their confusion. A chaplain forward In the ranks was knocked down and trampled, as brave a man as any, yet one who declared that there lived no. man who would have behaved differently. It Has been as if the earth had opened; and from a cleft that ran as far as our men reached, fire had belched and shot swept the veldt. The fever of fright lasted only while the men ran 200 yards, and they regained some measure of order. BOSTON'S PEOPLE ARE WITH THE BOERS BOSTON, Jan., 17.— A large and demon strative mass meeting to express sym pathy with the Boera waa held to-night in.Faoeu.il Hall. George F.Hollis... ex- United States Consul at Pretoria, and George Fred Williams, were the principal ADVERTISEMENTS. Weekly Call,sl.ooper Yea? Dr. Parker's Cough Cure. One dose will stop a cough. Never fails. Try It. Ail druggists. • Safe letter delivery f6i*Nom«. via St. Michael, starting Jan. 25, via Kodlak: limit >* oz.; 15 per letter. Moans & KjUtenbach, 29 Market »U • PAIN IN BACK. • - » - ¦ . Mr ill li .^Ef^E?^JpMP>y??flrZs)£^lJili'lßM ""* ' Is positively and permanently relieved by the great Hudyan. There are .everal wndHionl that create pain In small of back, but Hudyaa reaches all these conditions, which makM HUDYAN' a specific for pain in back? makM One of the first warnings of kldnev dlsraw f« pain in the back (Fig. 6)* Other symptoms arl Headache (Fig. 1). fale or Sallow Complexion i£!*' ft ¥*?? 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Sold by all druggists. • PLEADS SELF-DEFENSE. SANTA CRUZ, Jan. 17.— Walter Thomp son, who shot W. B. McLevin, his brother in-law, near Boulder Creek, was lodged in Jail to-day. Thompson, who Is 20 ye«»rs old, claims he fired in self-defense. 11 c- Levin made threats against his wife, who is Thompson's sister, and, believing he would carry them into execution, shot him. The trouble originated over Mrs. Jlc- Levin's desiring' to go to a dance In the neighborhood against her husband's wishes. She went and McLevin became Intoxicated and threatened the family. A warrant for his arrest for disturbing the peace was procured, but he could not be found, as he disappeared soon after he had threatened his family and was not seen again until yesterday afternoon. Strictly fresh larjre fancy e*i?!i. d!r»ct fron* the ranch; none better on sale anywher* or at any price. 2f5 CENTS * You would do well to look in on us when iup- plylng your general warts. CASH STORE The criminal reliable and largest mall order bouse. Ask for Catalogues, free. 25-27 Market St., near the Ferry* JOE PETE SURRENDERS Willing to Stand Trial for the Murder . of William Dangberg. Special Dipjjatch to The Call. CARSON, Nev., Jan. 17.— Early this morning Joe Pete, the Indian who mur dered William Dangberg last September at Gardnerville, surrendered to William Johnson and Is confined In the County Jail In this city. Rewards amounting $llw> were offered for his capture. The Indian surrendered under the stipu lation that part of the reward money be used for his defense. After the murder of young Dangberg Pete took to the mountains, where he has received assist ance from tribesmen. Last week a posse of thirty men attempted to capture him but failed. Attorney Woodburn made ar rangements for Pete's surrender, as the Indian could have killed many men In the attempt to capture him. Pete had abandoned his rifle and had only, a re volver. He was tired out and had been hounded nearly to death. Since the shoot- Ing Pete has been, he says, ranging be tween Marklerllle and Antelope. Con stable Crawford of the latter place has been looKing for him for several months and Pete says Crawford nearly overtook him three or four times. He says they were very close together anfl while Craw ford did not see him Pete had the Con stable covered through the sights of his rifle and would probably have shot him had he been discovered. SENATE TAKES UP FLOOR SEIZURES Requests the President for Information. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.— An agreement was easily reached in the Senate to-day to take the final vote on the pending bill fixing gold as the standard of value in the United States on February 15. After several days of debate the drag net resolution regarding the conduct of the Philippine war was adopted. It was introduced by Hoar of Massachusetts and practically adopted as a substitute for resolutions offered by Pettigrew and Lodge. Beyond a vigorous speech by Pettigrew, the resolution aroused no de biite. as it is within the discretion of the President to send or not send any of the information required. The resolution offered by Hale of Maine as to the seizure of flour by the British authorities was adopted, but only after a spirited debate a:;< 3 after the resolution had t«»en materially amended. Davis. chairman of the Committee on Foreign Rolatir.ns, made a sharp attack upon the resolution, but withdrew his objections .after it had been amended. The reso lution, as it passed the Senate, reads: Whereas. It is alleged that property of the United States, not contraband tit war. has lately been seized by th» military authorities of Great Britain in and near I>elairoa Bay. South Africa, without good reason f<T the Fame and contrary to thf accepted principle* cf in ternational law; and Whereas. It !s SLUeped that the said property is now unjustly detained by th» military au thorities of Great Britain, in disreeard of the ripbtE of the owners of the sarrie; it "is, there fore. Uecolvpii. By the Prr.ate of the United States, that the President Fhall l>e re<jue?ted to send to th«" Fenate. if In hi* opinion it Is not incom patible -with the interests of the I'nlted States, all inf<--rTr.ation In j)uss<?E6icrn of the State De jiartmfin relating to said seizure and detention, ejni also to ir.form the Senate what steps have been takf-n In re^u»>sUni the restoration of property taken and detained as aforesaid. Teller. Silver Republican of Colorado, addressed the Senate upon the financial bill and will continue his speech to-mor row. WARNING ON GAGE Eulzer of New York Refuses to Be Suppressed. WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.-The House had another inning to-day over the sale of the New York Custom-house by Sec rotary Gage. Sulztr of New York, the author of the resolution for the investi gation of Socrr-tary Gage's transaction with the New York bar.ks. started the ball rolling by charging that the mandate had alrr-ady gone forth to suppress it. Sibley, a Pennsylvania Df-mocrat, formerly .a radical advocate of free silver, who Is now out of sympathy with the Democrats in the Housr-, warmly- commended Gage's course. These two speeches precipitated a dflwte which lasted almost three hours. Grosvenor of Ohio explained that the Committee on Rules, to which the Sulzer resolution had gone, had not acted be cause no evidence had been produced be fore the committee to warrant the order ing of such a far-reaching investigation. Hepburn <R.) of lowa assailed Sulzer for some of his extravagant statements, and declared there ought to be some way to rebuke a member for slandering honored officials. Later in the day, during the discussion of the appropriation for the army. Can non, In cnarpe of the bill, challenged any member to move to strike it out. Williams (D.) of Mississippi replied to Cannon in an eloquent speech, in which he affirmed the loyalty of every American citizen to the fiag and charged Cannon with shrewdly issuing a challenge that he knew would not be accepted. The urgent deficiency bill was passed with only one unimportant amendment. Over Fifty Explosion Victims. TXJRIX, Jan. 37.— It is announced th*t thirteen persons altogether were killed and forty others Injured by the explosion yesterday of dynamite at Avigliano, four teen miles from here. SAW CLARK'S MAN DISTRIBUTE COIN Sensational Story of a Witness. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.— William C. Cook and William F. Rector were before the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections in the Clark investigation to day. Cook is an official connected with the Thomas Cruse Savings Bank of Helena, and his testimony related solely to the deposit of money in the bank by persons who were regarded as representa tives of Clark in his contest for the Sen ate. Rector proved to be a somewhat irre pressible witness, volunteering more in formation than he was asked for. He thus brought the Lt-wis and Clark County Grand Jury investigation into the com mittee Inquiry, contrary to the intentions of the committee, which was not to take it up at all. The intrusion of the matter caused the defense, to raise the point as to whether the charges in connection with the Grand Jury should be entered .upon, ana the committee axljounied until Friday next without deciding it. To take up that phase of the question would materially extend the inquiry. At the outset henator Fauikner said in behalf of Clark tbaj. the letters written to him during und since the session of the L-egislutuie by Dr. Ector had been found in liutte and were on their way to Wash ington. ¦ The iirst witness to-day was Cook, who was questioned concerning the accounts of A. J. Davidson and Hon. J. K. Toole with the Thomas Cruse Savings Bank. Davidson's account was opened on Sep tember b, 1S&, and closed on February D, l£&i<. Davidson was considered a repre sentative of Clark in the Senatorial cam paign, and the effort was to show that Clark's money was being used. Cook said that from firet to last $21,800 was deposited in Davidson'E name, and $13,000 of this amount came into the bank in the shape of a draft from the bank of Clark & Brother, Butte, and $3800 on a telegraphic order of transfer from that bank. He said the money was all checked out, but he could not remember to whom any of the checks were made payable, in the case of Toole there was an effort to connect hla withdrawal from the Senatorial contest with Clark's name, but Cook said he knew nothing about politics. Cook had no recollection of any unusual number of $1000 bills in circulation in Helena during the winter of IS9B-99. when the Senatorial contest was on. The der posit slips in Toole's name showed de posits in currency amounting to $8763 from November 3. 18!>S, to July 31, 1599. Darid scn had been in the commission business, but had made an assignment. William A. Rector, who said he was an expert accountant, was the next witness. He testified that he had secured rooms in Helena, to be used during the Senatoriul contest at the instance of A. J. Stecle, getting three rooms in the Power block, which met Steele's requirements, of a vault and a number of entrances. The?e rooms the witness described as a "trap" and said they were used for consulti tion with members of the Legislature. He stated that he had seen several members in the rooms and had heard Steele, David son and other supporters of Clark discuss the ways and means of securing votes. He had seen a sum of money which he thought was $10,000 paid to one of the members. Referring on crogs-examlnatlon to his relations with Steele, the witness contend ed that the latter was no especial friend of hi.s. - . • "The only sign of friendship I ever re ceived." he said, "was that after he had bought the Grand Jury he gave me $D 0 to watch them." This assertion raised a laugh and also a point of order, which gave the commit tee considerable trouble. The committee, in order to keep the investigation within reasonable scope, had decided not to en ter into the Grand Jury investigation. The information had been volunteered, and Mr. Faulkner insisted that if it was to Ftand he should have an opportunity to re fute it. The committee took the matter under advisement.- The witness gave the amounts which were, according to his information, paid to the different members of the Grand Jury. During the cross-examination a sharp tilt occurred between ex-Senator Ed munds and Faulkner, of counsel on the respective sides of the controversy. "Don't try to take care of the witness, * said the West Virginia ex-Senator. "I will take care of you If you don r t k*ep within the rules," responded the Vcr monter. Chandler, interfered at this point and the investigation proceeded. Rector said he was positive that the member of the Legislature who was pnld for his vote In the presence of the witness had put the money In his pocket. He said this man was one of a number of Repub lican members who were not to vote im mediately for Clark — not until "the but ton was touched." Replying to Faulkner's efforts to show Inconsistency between the statements made to-day and those made in Montana, Rector explained by saying: "I have made no study of it, becatise there was no money in it for me." "Are Sou certain of that?" asked Faulk ner. "Not a dollar," was the reply. The committee adjourned until Prld«.y before Rector concluded his testimony. Correspondence of tha Associated Press., LONDON, Jan. 10.— Some of the most brilliant work In the way of de scriptive writing ever done by British correspondents has been appearing In the British papers in 123456 the last few days. Bennett Bur lelgh's splendid description of the battle of Colenso. which was cabled in part by the Associated Press, is not one bit finer than the account of Magersfontein by the correspondent of the Daily News. After tracing the terrible, loss suffered by the Highlander brigade at Magrersfontc-in. the Daily News' correspondent thus writes of the burial of General Wauehope: ¦ Three hundred yards to the rear of the little township of Modder River. Just as the sun was sinking in a biaze of African eplendor on the evening of Tuesday, the 12th of December, a long, shallow grave lay exposed In the breast of the veldt. In the west the broad river, fringed with trees, ran murmurinely; to the eastward the heights Ftlll held by the enemy ocowled menacingly; north and south the veldt undulated peacefully. A few pac*s to the north ward of that grave fifty dead Highlanders lny, dressed as they had fallen on the field of battle. They had followed their chief to th* field and they were to follow him to the grave. How grim and stern thope men looked as they lay face upward to the sky. with great handb clenched in the last death agony and brows still knitted with stern lust of the strife in which they had fallen. The- plaids dear, to every Highland c.an were represented there, and as I looked out of the distance came the sound of the piper.. It was the general coming to Join his men. There, right under the eyes of the enemy, moved with flow and solemn tread all that remained of the Highland b^lsade. In front of them walked the chaplain, with bared head, dressed in his robes of office; thon came the pipers with their pipes. Klxteen In all. and behind tlifm, with arms reversed, moved the Highlanders, dressed in all of the regalia of their regiments, and In the midst the dead senoral, 'borne by four of hw comrades.. „_..', Out swelled the rit>es to the -strain of. the "Flowers of the Forest." until the soldiers' heads went back in hauchty defiance and eyes flashed through fears like sunlight on steel; now singing to a moaning wall like- a woman wailing her first born, until the proud heads dropped forward till they rested on the heaving chests and tears rolled down the wan and scarred faces, and the choking sobs broke through the solemn rhythm of the march /of death. Right up to the grave they marched, then broke away in companies, until the gen eral lay In the shallow grave, with a Scottish square of armed men around him. Only the dead man's son and a small remnant of his officers stood with the chaplain and the pipers while the solemn services of the church were spoken. Then once again the piper pealed out "Loch aver No More." It cut through the stillness like a cry of pain until one could almost hear the widow In her Highland home moaning for the soldier she would welcome back no mor». Then as If touched 'by the magic of one thought the soldiers turned their tear-damp eyes from the still form in the shallow grrave ¦ toward the heights where Cronje, the lion of Africa, and his soldiers stood. Then every cheek' flushed crimson and the strong Jaws set. llk* steel and the veins on the hands that clasped the rifle handles swelled almost to burstipg with the fervor of the grip and that - ; look from tho?e silent, armed men spoke more elo quently than ever fi>oke the tongues of ora tors. For on each frowning face the spirit of vengeance sat and each sparkling eye, asked silently for blood. God help the Boers when the. next Highlander pibroch sounds. God rest the Boers' souls when the Highland bayonets charge, for neither death nor hell, nor things, above nor things below will hold the Scots tack from their blood feud. At the head of the grave, at the point, near est the enemy, the general was laid to -sleep,; his officers grouped around him, while in-line' behind him his soldiers were laid in a double row wrapped in their blankets. ' No. shots were ' fired -over -the • dead ; - men resting so peacefully. Only the .. sa lute was given, and then the men marched campward as the darkness of an African nfght ! rolled over the far-stretching breadth of veldt. To the centlewoman who bears the general's name the Highland brigade send their deepest sympathy. To the members and the wives, the sisters and the sweethearts in the cottage homes by hillside and glen they send love and good wishes— sad will be their Chrißtmaa. sad der the New Tear. Yet. enshrined In every womanly heart from Queen, Empress to cot tage girl, let their memory be the memory of the Highland brigade who died at Magersfon tetn. The same writer thus depicts the way in which the disaster overtook the High landers: - ; - t During the night it was considered expedient that the b!« Highland brigade, about 1000 strong, under General "Wauchope, should get close enough to the lines of the foe to make it possible to charge the heights. At midnight the gallant general moved cautiously through the darkness toward the kopje where the Boen. were most strongly intrenched. They were led by a guide who was supposed to know every inch of the country, out into the darkness of an African iilght. The brigade marched In line of quarter column, each man stepping cautious ly and slowly, for they knew that any sound meant death. Every order was given in a hoaroe whisper, and In whispers It was passed along the ranka from man to man. Nothing was heard as they moved toward the gloomy, steel-fronted heights but the brushing of their feet In tha veldt grass and the deep drawn breaths of the marching men. Bo onward until 2 o'clock on the morning of Monday.- Then out of the darkness a rifle rang sharp and clear, a herald of disaster. A soldier had tripped In the dark over the hidden wires laid down by the enemy. In a second— ln the twinkling of an eye— the searchlights of the Boers fell broad and clear as the noonday sun on the ranks of the doomed Highlanders, though It left the enemy concealed in the shadows of the frowning mass of hills behind them. For one brief moment th» Scots seemed paralyzed by the suddenness of their discovery, for they knew that - : they were huddled together Jlkt sheep within fifty yards of the trenches of- th« enemy. 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Jan. 17.— The prelimin ary hearing of Patrick Boyle, charged with arson, took place here to-day before Judge Rodden, District Attorney Mc- Isaacs conducted the case for the people, while Attorney James Cochrane appeared for Boyle. The trial, which was replete with sensation, resulted in Boyle being held on bonds of $4000, which up to late this evening had not been furnished. The whole of the morning session was taken up by the examination of Mrs. Sheppard, who proved an excellent wit ness until subjected to a grilling cross examination by Attorney Cochrane, which left the testimony of the prosecution's star witness In a very dubious light. Mrs. Sheppard was the woman who lived over Boyle's saloon and who was Instrumental in righting the llames. She told of her ex perience on the night of the fire and seemed to be extremely vindictive toward Boyle. Other witnesses called by the prosecution were George Shearer, C. T. Shader, John McLaugnlin and John J. O'Brien. Next to Mrs. Sheppard, John O'Brien, Boyle's bartender, gave the most damaging evidence. He told of having seen the large can of oil delivered which Mrs. Sheppard claimed to have carried out of the tiames. He stated that he had never seen so much oil delivered at the saloon and that Boyle seemed much ex cited on the night of the fire. The testimony of other witnesses cor roborated In the main Mrs. Sheppard's statement. Attorney Cochrane sprung a sensation, when at the close of the testimony he asked for dismissal on the ground that no evidence had been offered but Mrs. Shep pard's, which pointed directly to Boyle as the firebug. The testimony offered by Mrs. Sheppard was so vague, said Coch rane, that it could hardly be admitted as evidence. Judge Rodden refused to dis miss the prisoner and held Boyle to an swer In $4000 bonds. A dramatic scene occurred after the decision was rendered. Mrs. Wagner, the prisoner's stepmother, fell on her knees before the Judge and the District Attor ney and prayed them with tears In her eyes to lower Boyle's bond to $2000. "Let me take my boy home," she begged. Another sensation was occasioned when Mrs. Sheppard, her eyes blazing with rage, attacked Cochrane. "You dare call me a liar?" she cried. The courtroom had emptied at the time and for a few sec onds it looked as if the infuriated woman would give Cochrane a bad quarter of an hour. Luckily for Cochrane, however, Mrs. Sheppard's' friends led her away be fore trouble resulted. Up to late to-night no one had been se cured to go on Boyle's bond, but Coch rane is confident of having his client at liberty to-morrow. HIGHLANDERS KNOW HOW TO DIE LIKE BRAVE MEN THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1900. UNANIMOUS AGAINST POLYGAMIST ROBERTS Special Committee Divided Only as to the Method of Excluding Him From the House. WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.— The ppecial oorsmittee of the House of Representa tives, appointed to investigate the case Of Brigham li. Roberts of l.'tah, to-day reached a final conclusion. On the polyg amous status of Roberts the committee "was unanimous and agreed upon a formal Fiatement of facts. On the question of the procedure to be adopted, the commit tee was divided. The majority, consisting of all the mem bers, except Littlefirld of Maine and De Artsond of Missouri, favored exclusion at the outset. .Littlefield and De Armond will make a minority report favorable to seating Roberts on his prima facie "Tights and then expelling him. The statement of facts found bjv the committee is as follows: We flrd that It. 11. Huberts was elected as c Represent*!!*! ti> the Fifty-fclxth Congress from the State of I'tah and was. at the date Of his election, above the age of 25 years; that ht- had b«*>n f>>r more than seven years a naturalized citizen of the United States and wns an inhabitant of the State of L'tah. We further firnl that about I«7S he married Ix>uiFa Smith. hi* first and lawful wife, with whom he has ever since lived as such, and Tn-h.j, since their marriage, has borne him six children. About I«S3 he married, as his plural wife, Cclia Dibble, with whom he has ever since jivfd uf such and who. since such marriage, ha* borne him six children, of which the last were twins, born August It, l'-ST. That * one years after hi? *ai<i marrlase to Cc-lia Dibble he contra 'ted another plural rr.ar r!ap>- ¦Riih Margaret C. t=hipp. with whom he hsi* ever since lived In the habit and repute Your cor-.mittee If unable to fix the exact fiate of this marriage. It does not appear that he held her out a* his wife before Janu ary 1. 1£97. or that before that date she held him out as her hus=hand. or that before that date they were reputed to be husband and •wife. That these facts were generally known In Vluh and publicly charged against him during his campaign for election and were not denied by him; that the testimony bearing on those facts was. taken In the presence of Mr. Roberts, and that he fully cross-examined the witnesses, but declined to place .himself on the witness ftlilid. The culminating session of the commit tee to-day followed many prolonged ex ecutive sessions which left no doubt as to the attitude cf the, several members with the exception of Miers of Indiana, who had been out of the city. He re» turned to-day and it was determined to bring the matter to a direct issue. Ac cordingly, when the cpmmlttee met, Mc- Pberflon; of lowa offered a resolution for the exclusion of Roberts. De Armond immediately proposed a sub stitute recognizing the constitutional ripht of Roberts to take his seat on. his credentials and providing for his expul sion. There was no discussion beyond infor mal remarks. A vote was first taken on I>e Arnmnd's substitute. Llttlefleld Join ing: him in the affirmative, and the others voting: in opposition. The vote was then taken on McPherson's motion to exclude, resulting as follows: Ayes— Tayler of Ohio, Frear, Morris and Me rherson <R«pd.), Lanham and Mlers (Dems.). Xopb— Llttiefleld <Uep.). De Armond (Dem.) Chairman Tayler was authorized to pre pare the majority report. It will be ready in a few day?, and the prospects are that the subject will be broujrnt before th* House early next week. De Armond will submit the view of the minority. lie will include th<* exhaustive review of the law. covering about seventy type-written pagrop, prepared by Littlefield. The main point of this Is that the House cannot add to the requirements provided by the con stitution providing for admission to the House, and that the only constitutional remedy is to admit and then expel on the finding of facts. S NEVER BEFORE in San, Francisco has an opportunity come before the people to secure first- cla^s tailor- made garments V Tsf at tne moderate prices we \^£pT are now making them for. Affigpi The prices are reduces y^WrMft f ° r a sh ° rt tims ° n 'v- WiW^WJ Com? in and look over the : lyig^ij^ samples of new material ; yS|p||[ and make your selection. I Bt^^^U Sack Suits now 51.1.50 •KtPg^il Frock Suits 22.50 Prince Albert SuU».. 25.<M> *1 S / Fu " Dres3 Suits 44MNI la R / Overcoats „ 2tMM> (f^miT rants 4.50 Y\ JOE POHEIM, | \C\ \ THE TAILOR, I 1110- Ul2 Market St.. i \nT JOl-K'B Montgomery St., j YX SAN FRANCISCO. j &J «) 1011 Washington St.. i OAKLAND. J d *^5 FOR 3 ROOMS OAK FURNITURE. 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Mr. Hoar wrote from Washington: "I cannot properly leave my ' duties here, even to accept your most attractive Invitation to speak in Faneuil Hall and to meet the- men who- are--to- express their sympathy with the gallant people, a re public of one million against an empire of 400,000,000, who are making the best fight since Thermopylae for a cause as holy as that for which Leonidas and his Spartans gave their lives'." Resolutions embodying the sentiment of