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■ * M ' mhxBL H B VOL. X MOUNTAIN HOME , IDAHO, THU 1 SDAY, JANUARY 2T), 1900. NO. 34. hi I GEN. STANTON NEAR DEATH. » I ELMORE BULLETIN. Mabel L. Pat«. ; T G. M. Patna PAYNE & PAYNE, Publishers. Terms of Subscription: Oar.--i'Tn*advancna rl " bl5 ' ,n * dTanc( J « 09 1 Six months by mail (in variably In âdvâiicê î M) ' 1 $ IDAHO NEWS. The Boise fire department was called out to attend twenty-six fires last year. Herbert R. Black stock, a prominent sheep owner of Caldwell, died recently in Salt Lake, of pneumonia. Preliminary surveys of the proposed road from Boise to Butte are being made from Boise and Challis. From December to January 14 there were thirty-fi a number never before equalled in the same length of time in the leu tbs in Boise, city's his tory. George W. Laraoreau, county clerk of Ada county, is short in his accounts and his deputy is in charge of his of fice. 82,000. His shortage is estimated at 'I he state treasurer has received from Idaho county the final installment of its state taxes for ls*J9, which amount id to 87591.05. The county treasurer made a notation that he paid the bal ance under protest as it had not been collected by the have been county. Suit was to brought to collect the is amount. State Superintendent Savidge says the census of 1890, is far as it affected Idaho, was notoriously defective. Whereas our population was only was about This was a direct injury to While a "padded cencus" is says, so is an inadequate The figures will be as nearly cor rect in 1900 as it is possible to make them. re turned as 04,000, it really 100 , 000 . the state, wrong, ho one. Dr. IL J. Alcorn of Rathdrum, has begun serving years in The state penitentiary. Ile was convicted of manslaughter for causing the death of Mrs. Cora Burke at Harrison, Idaho, last June. He was sentence of seven 13 a charged with performing a criminal operation upon lier. This charge he stoutly denied. His first trial at Rath dru resulted in a disagreement, the ury being unable to agree upon a ver dict. The second trial ended last Saturday iu a verdict of guilty of man slaughter. Judge Beatty has issued a temporary injunction in the case of John F. For bis et al. vs. the Buffalo Hump Mining company et al., restraining the Buffalo Hump company from disposing of ore from the Tiger-Poorman mine at Burke, unless it shall deposit one-third of the gross proceeds iu bunk, subject to the order of the court. The motion for a permanent injunction lias been set for hearing on February 1st. This case is one that attracts much attention among mining men. it is alleged that when Messrs,Clark andJSweeney secured con trol of the Tiger-l'oorman company, they selected a new board of trustees and that they sold the mines of the company to the Buff alo Hump Mining company, controlled by Clark and Sweeney. The price fixed was $250, 000 , or 25 cents a share. The money was deposited in a bank in Spokane, where any stockholder could secure his proportion upon surrendering his certificate of stock. The minority stockholders claim they had no notice of the proposed sale. They value their is stockat more than 25 cents, some setting a price of 81 upon their hold imrs Thev are said to hold between 300,000 and 400,000 shares. Suit was . , . , .1 * «1 > brought by them to «et aside the sale, , , . , .1 and they* now seek to restrain the , v , ... , Buffalo Hump Mining company trom ,,, I 1 converting to Us use what thev claim . , , . n _ to be their proportion oi the output of the mine. I of The Idaho delegation in congress last week waited ubon Land Commis sioner IlermuuD and protested against the injustice done the state by includ ing large tracts of agricultural land within the bounds of forest reserva tions. The faculty and students of the Uni versity of Idaho wish to bring to the attention of the people of thestate the story of the noble life and death of Ole llagherg, the student-soldier of the university cadet corps, who gave his life to his adopted country, and ask for contributions to erect a monument to hi« memory. Of thirty-live University student who enlisted, he is the only one who lost his life. The following contributions have been made: Facul ty of university, $150.00: Company D, First Idaho volunteers, $60.00; Stu dents of University, $50.75. Remit tances should be made to Mrs. W. H. Ridenbaugh. at Boise, who is trustee of the fund. $500 is wanted. A little after 12 o'clock last Thurs day night Walter Taylor shot and in stantly killed Ed Le Roy at Lewiston, near the Last Chance mill. Taylor was accompanied by his oousin, Andy Barnhart, both of whom are now under arrest. The farm at the Soldiers' Home last year produced $974.07 at a cost of $657.92, making a balance to its credit of 8318.15. In 1898 the operation of the farm showed a loss of 8470.97. The gross expenses for 1899 were 812, 195.84. to ble I GEN. STANTON NEAR DEATH. » •Ughtin«; Fay muHter" Oangeroully 111 lf!n Hume In Nebraska. at Omaha, Jan. 24.—Brigadier-General ; T . II. Stanton, U. S. A., retired, form erly paymaster-general of the army and generally known as the "fightiug paymaster, is lying dangerously ill at his home in this city. I His trouble is 1 general breaking down of his system ' in ' 1 ,s complicated by grip. He earned lli * title uf "Oghtio r paymaster' by always insisting- on being transferred to the line when there was any trouble with the Indians. ELECTION OF SENATORS. Report llo ' Kill Review« Argument« of C hange«. Washington, Jan. 24.—The report , hied on the house bill for the election of l nited States senators by the peo- j pie reviews the arguments made in favor of this change and refers to the unfortunate conditions w hich have ii I QC cur red ii Kentucky, other states under the present S 3 7 stem. The bill as reported leaves it discre tionary with legislatures to continue the present 83 'stem or adopt the system of a choice by the people. Delaware ami I BEEF KOFI BOERS. 'Agent of Kruger IN I'ouinl. in chasing 7.50.000 Chicago* Chicago, Jan. 24.— A trainload of beef 750,000 pounds—for the use of the is being purchasee here by agent of the Transvaal Government. Gn account of recent seizures by Brit ish warships of ships bcariii destined for the Transvaal, Boers, an e pending. This is the second trainload of beef sold here i for tlie Boers, the first consignment sold about a month ago being now, it is said, on the neean. ! g supplies packers have refused to sell the beef for deliv ery beyond Chicago, and negotiations for transportation ; KILLED HIS DAUGHTER. ! Ten;* Fjiriin Attack« lit« F i lini fe. illy with a 11ouston_ Tix., Jan. 21, A. J. Honey cutt. aged 00, a farmer living near Cou tir, attacked his wife today knife. Their children with a ! ran to the as sistance of the mother, when Hon cutt stabbed I instantly. The wife and two sons, aged 13 ane 10 were so badly wounded that they may die. Honeycutt is in jail and precautions have been taken to proveut a lynching. ey a, aged Jf>. killing her DEFENSE APPROPRIATION. ** ls v ' ct ' ,ns were Armstead Bryant, l colored, shot through the heart; B. ^''eltman, vv * 1 ' te ' s,lot through the 8toraach !lnd wiU Probably die . «>'<1 Jolin Reed, white, shot in the nock and , is in " I >r,H ' ariüU8 «omlition. . TTTW ^»thec Detest. Mamla ' ,lan ' î4 '- 1 wo companies of ^e Forty-sixth infantry, under Major Johnson, and three companies of the . ...... 1 Thirty-eighth infantry, commanded by , * y Major Muir, defeated 800 insurgents at ,,, , • ... 1 «al, province of Ratangas, Saturday, . . .. . tT , taking the town. The United States 4Vli.it the Ntat Department ICxpemlcd of This Fuad. Washington, Jan. 24.—The president sent to the senate in response to a res olution of inquiry from Secretary Huy ns to the portion of the $50,000,000 de fense appropriation expended by the state department. The total amount was 8493,860, the principal items being: e commission... I 'Rris Pr* Philippine commission . sportatioti of »Institute from Tuba and I'orto Rico. Pay of special agents. Cablegrams. $115.102 . 120.420 ! Trs M-4 I s fusees H.WO I 28 I N«gi Sliooti flire« Men. Macon. Ga.. Jan. 2!.—Two negrt were shot to death and two white men I desperately wounded, as the result of 1 an attempt to arrest a negro murderer ! here today. J. II. Butler, colored, is the man who did the most of the shoot ing, and who was himself shot to j death. gunboat Marietta alsoshelled the place. The insurgents had four Cannon, two of which were captured. Two Ameri cans ivei* wounded, and ten insurgent dead were found upon the Held, the number of injured being unknown. Teiua Kang«™ ('.mini h Court. Austin, Tex,. Jan. 23.—An additional ! company of rangers have been ordered to Bastrop to remain there during the trial of the men charged with tiie mur der of Arthur Burford, tho son of Sheriff Burford of Colorado county, who was killed a few days ago by members of the Reece faction. The trial is set for next Wednesday and subpoenas have been issued for 1,240 witnesses. The rangers will disarm every man as he enters the town. The governor has ordered that every possi ble measure be taken to prevent further bloodshed. ATTEMPT ON LIFE OF OTIS. Soldier Reported to time h fehot at Geuernl. Victoria. B C., Jan,S3.—J. I*. Mob who arrived from Manila, tells of an attempt on the life of Gen, Otis. In conversation in reference to the situa tion there, he said that Gen. Otis once appeared on the firing-line, « hen a shot from the rifle of one of the soldiers whizzed uncomfortably close to his head. As to who fired the shot, uo clue »u discovered. (nki I litki'i , » HARSH TOWARD ROBERTS. Majority Report I'aes Hi **!» Terms Quo earning l tah's Congressman. Washington, Jan. 23.—The full re port of the majority of the committee , elaborates the summaries and in some parts use-, stron, :u, . u:u-c against Mr. Roberts. As to hi, it says: "Prior to 1882, B. married one Louisa Smith, borne him six children living. "About 1*85, when Utah was fairly ringing with the blows of the Ed I munds act of 1882; prosecutions w the supreme court had pn-sed upon the validity of the P'tual marriages j ii. Roberts had She lias : and,is still vil ile numerous •e going on, and after , American people supposed polygamy had received its death-blow; when no j man of t he many whose eases went to the United States hen the let: supreme court pre s against polyga ith all him, took another ife, Celia tended the provisii mous marriages were invalid; these facts insistently before Brigham H. Roberta wife, his first polygamous Dibble by name, who in the following j twelve years bore him six children. j "This second , rife he married in de- ! fiauce of the Edmunds law. upon the law; that he recognized upon him of a law of cony I elared by it that ho recognized er law. He spat lie declared by liis act i binding rule s: tie de high "The congress.of the United State,! as to him an object of contempt. The United States ® miglit declare the law for others, but j not for him. supremo court of the He laughed at its futile decrees anu spurned its admonitions. tive which imd declared , in solemn message its gratification j that polygamy seemed gone forever be defied and despised. "Df what consequence to hi »I 16 laws of congress and declarations of the highest court and proclamations of presidents, in his sensual interpret ation of a sensual doctrine? "The exec: 0 er '.'But lie had not yet sufficiently peo claimed his utter contempt for the su pt-eine court, for congress and its most A few solemn enactments, later he took a third wife. years "That B. II. Roberts's persistent, notorious and defiant violation of one of the most solemn nets e' r passed by violations of the laws of his own state necessarily render him ineligible, dis qualified, unfit and unworthy to be a member of the house of représenta congress, liy the very body which he now seeks to enter, on the theory that he is above the law. and his. defiant bank, Chronlet. Declares Congress wl " P *" U ' „ ... London, Jan. -3. 1 he Daily hront «le say. editorially today; 'Accord,ng to advices we have ree ved from Washington, a canvass of the Senate and House of Representatives has I , treaty, tives. And this proposition is assert ed not so much for reasons personal to the membership of the house as be cause it goes to the very integrity of the bouse and the republic as such." FIGHT OVER ESTATE. A. .1. Havin'« Judge Beu tty Con 111 Title to a Hunk. Butte, Mont., Jan. 23—Judge Beatty, : sitting in the United States court hero j today deciced the last, of the famous bank-stock cases growing out of the fight over the estate of the late mil lionairs and banker, Andrew J. Davis, Harriet Wood, u sister of Davis, sued I I to set aside the deathbed bequest of the decedent to his nephew and name- ; sake Andrew J. Davis, by which the latter acquired practically the whole of the First National bank of Butte. Thedecish is in favorof the defendant and finally confirms his little to tho NICARAGUAN CANAL BILL. placed it beyond dispute that Congress I will not only pass the Nicaragua canal j bill, but will pass it in a form directly : 'Ith 'l>e Clayton-Ilul wer j j at vurlauce "This is u statement of decidedly se rious importance and we hesitate to believe that the United States Govern ment will commit itself t« which this country would have to ro guard as unfriendly. a course CAPTAIN MILLS IS FREE. Jury Agree« h Verdict of Not Guilty In Just Six Minute«. Salt Lake City, Jan. 23.—The jury before whom Captain F. J. Mills was tried for the murder of J. C. O'Mel veney was absent from the courtroom just thirty minutes, six of which were spent in the jury room. The verdict seems to meet with general approval, although some maintain that a light sentence should have been imposed. Captain Mills received the verdict in a calm manner. He will spend a few weeks quietly in Salt Lake, after which he will probably accept a position in Honolulu. FAMOUS WOMAN DEAD. New York, Jan. 93.—Mrs. Annie Ellsworth Smith, widow of Roswell Smith, founderof the Century company is dead at lier home, ageil 73 years, It was Mrs. Smith who, in 1944, when she was a girl of 17, sent the famous first telegraphic message, "What hath ! ... , . Aushingtou, to , >he Sent III® First M«-«sau»' Over Mors«'« Telegraph. God wrought, from the United States supreme court room, Baltimore. MEANING OF UNljTED STATES. Set: lenient Han Special and Iiiiiulgr Hearing »Hon Tariff Washington, Jan, ant private conference members of the House 21.—An import of Democratic of Représenta it t at the Ways rooms, for the tives was held last nig and Means committee purpose of considering the «juestion l as to the application of es." as used In re cently ra the term l 'nited Ntul the constitution, to sious. our insular posses •as attended by ufluential mem c side is considered to as determining sions are to have a tariff of their ting the right of n these islands, nonces on labor The meeting v eighteen of the most bora on the Democrat cinion of the question all-im porta nt whether these The de be posses the American tariff oi own, and also in affec free immigration froi with its resulting lull iu this country. TO HEAR ALL EVIDENCE. Kentucky Contest Plenty of Vt iltt»« to llav» Til Frankfort, Ky.. Ja|. 21.—The House this afternoon. fter a long debate, toeblc Democrat) ■T the contest eotn >f Governor and to take all the 1 er to nrrive at a passed Mr. Orr's (anti resolutions instructln mittee i the case Lieutenant-' love time necessary in or nior * 11 "' *"' r aml .i llst c nclusion, and to bear all of the evidence on both sides. Tliis resolution was brought fortli to mec * the complaint of Goebel's attor ne - vs that the interference of outside ® Tcn t s had cut off mush of their testi m< ' D y : the debate on and other Goebel lea he floor Cantrill re8 °! 15 lion. but a large number of Dem ocrtt »® broke away fro ** le res °lution finally 1*8 to 14. ers opposed the in party lines and passed, by a vote The preceediugs today be fore the contest committee eventful. s were un INNOCENT MA N HANGED. Confessio Reveals That .luUlelal Murder uMttetl. Was « Redwood Falls. Min port has just readier n., Jan. 21.— A ro here from rela tives of the decease i that old man Slover recently died in California, and that he made a confe :»si< to the effect Lufkins in Gales that he killed Moses township, this ?ounty, some twelve years ago. instead of William Rose, who was afterward tying for the crime. There was only cireur against Rose, whose a father, «greed, but the istantial evidence ttentions to Grace forbidden by her trial the jury dis nd trial resulted speech from the d his innocence ith the crime. Lufkins had been On the first seco I n a quarters are to be in Kansas City, with branches in other cities. Any grower or shipper may become a member by paying for one or m, in conviction, gallows. Rose affirm» and charged Slover u WOOD'S COURS ; APPROVED. President Indon A. ti Purify Publio Service In 1' ulm. Washington, Jan. 2 meeting a communie« At the cabinet lion from Hava L. j 1 * 1 covering the ac lion of General W ood in removing Mr. Mora from his office ns public prosecutor president and the mei was read. The über s of the cabi net fully indorse Gederal Wood' s move to purify the public hervice at Havana, nnd be will have all needful support, ise the cabine 1 ® vott ' d to r °jutmie matt meeting was de ers. FRUIT-GROWeIrS' union. One III Huen Orgi il; o<l In Kan»a« City Jan. 31.—The □ 1 Cansus City, Mo. fruit-growers and farm product ship pers have formed a permanent organ ization to be known as the Growers and Shippers' National Protecti ion. ve un J he capital stock is placed at 850,000, in shares oi $i each. Ilead re shares. Message r'rmrl The Dead. Pottsville, Pa , Jan. 21 . The body 0 f William Galloway, fire boss at the Kaska William mine of the Dodson Coal company, vho vas entombed by the fall of coal on D?cember 18th has; been recovered. Tl ess words ere } » asheet of iron refcsod to li is wife: ■ discovered written < on a brattic»* door adt "I think I am gone, Be good boys, Guy aid Willie. I dont think you will see Good-bye Janie. your father any S more. I think this is Wednesday. Hank Robbed und 3L El ■ape. Rochester, Ind., Jin. 21.—The Com mercial bank at Silver Lake, was last midnight robbed by Five charges of nitro-glycerine were used to open the safe, shot their way through a posse of citizens who nttemp and went to North hand ear. William severely wounded, hers cried: with the other burg] Secrecy of Peacb Co burglars of $3,500. The robbers ted their capture, Manchester on a Price, a clerk, was One of the rob "I'm shot," but escaped ars. iUmIod. Chicago, Jan. 21.—|-Fotmer Secretary s a member of the of State Day, who w Taris Peace commission, speaking of the senate resolution ordering that the proceedings of the commission be made I public, said: "On t iat point 1 agree with Senator Davis as opposed to pub llclty of proceedings While there was nothing the commission had to hide, it was understood that the proceedings' »»oing of a diplomatic nature, should be kept secret, and cannot see that any advantage could be derived by making them publi 10 I EXCLUDE ROBERTS. COMMITTEE SO DECIDE BY A j VOTE OF 6 TO 2. Statement of K»ct. Agreed I'lH.tl t'i momlj Minority f avored seating and Tl'.eu t-.xp.Ulni: the t'tah Man. ml Washington, Jan. 10 . -The specin! committee of the house of representa tives to investigate the case of Brig ham II. Roberts of Utah has reached a linal conclusion. On the polygamous status of Mr. Roberts the committee was unanimous and agreed upon a formal statement of facts. On the question of procedure to he adopted the committee was di vided. The majority, consisting of all tin members except Littlefield of Maine and DeArmuud of Missouri, favored exclusion t the outset. Messrs. I At tletield .nd DeAriuond will make a minority report favorable to seating Roberts on his prima facie rights and then expelling him. The statement of facts found by the committee is as follows: "We find that It. II. Roberts was elected ns a representative to the Fif ty-sixth congress from tlie state Utah, and was at the date of his elec tion above the age of 25 years; that he had been for more tlinu seven years a naturalized citizen of the United States and was tin inhabitant of the state of Utah. "We further find that about 1878 ho married Louisa Smith, his first ami ful wife, with whom he has ever since lived, and who, since their mar riage, has borne him six children. "About 1885 lie married us his plural wife Celia Dibble, with whom ho has ever since lived as such, nnd who ,f h since such marriage has borne him six children, of which the last were twins, born August 11, 1897. "That some years after his said inar riuge to Celia Dibble he contracted another plural marriage with Margaret C. Shipp, with whom lie Iiuh ever siuoe lived in the habit and repute of mar r committee is tumble to fix Yoi riuge. the exact date of this marriage. It docs not appear that he held her out as his wife before January 1. 1897, or that before that date she held him out us her husband, or that before that date they were reputed to be husband and wife. "That these facts known in Utah, were gene rail .4 publicly charged against him during his campaign for j election and were not denied by him. That the testimony bearing on these facts was taken in the presence of Mr. Roberts, and that lie fully cross-exam ined the witnesses but declined to plucc himself on the witness stand." A resolution to report in favor of expelling him was voted down. A resolution to ex elude him carried as follows: seating Roberts and the ] McPherson, Republicans; Lnnham anil Miers, Democrats. Nays—Littlefield, Republican, De- 1 Arrnond Democrat. Chairman Taylor was authorized to prepare the majority report, und it will be read 3 * within two or three days and will come before the house some time ; ext week. Yeas--Tay 1er (().), Freare, .Morris ami ! i London, Jan. 19.—General Bui 1er completely surprised the Boers and occupied the hills beyond I'otgieter's j drift, fifteen miles west of Colenso ■ The report says Lord Dundonald, by a dashing movement, occupied the hills BULLER SURPRISED BOERS. 1 M ak< a Danli id Croi »•« I he Tugela ■Strong Punition. mil Ocoupl» !.. >7 — sse / } ■ ft I S red and shelled the « 'ÏÉÈmfiÊk •V «*•**'• « " « GEN. SIR REDVERS HENRY BUL LE U. above Potgieter's drift, fifteen miles west of Colenso. taking the Boers pletely by surprise. General Lyttle ton's brigade follow Boers with Howitzers. General War ren's force crossed five miles above. eom Mules Must bo Vaccinated. New Orleans. Jan. 20.—The American mule must be vaccinated before he can *' e en '' s »' îf l ' n t* 1 ® British army service I in ^ ou ^ 1 Africa in the future. The admiralty has passed upon his case and decree is final. Seventy-five or 100 l *' e rau ' e * died of glanders, or a kindred disease, after they were landed on African soil. '1 he animals are »rated, temperature taken and virus injected. sep The vaccination of the ani mals is what eaused tho delay iu load ing the t.runsport Corintba. I FIQHTING NEAR LADYSMITH. Hattie Along A re. South and 4Ve»t of Lady* smith Hegun. j the lie for New was the near dead nia. London. Jan. 20 .—Military critics in affiliation with the war office consldet that the expected battle along the wid* arc south and west of Ladysmith car hardly he delayed heyoud today. From Durban it is reported that lighting hat already begun. General Huller's forces engaged in the flanking opera!ion across the Tu gt-la are some 13,000or 14,(too bayonets, 1,200 horses and forty guns The dis position of Ills other 15,000 or 20,000 men is not known, although the as sumption is that the whole army will he in action when the h billed movement arrive. ira for com* Three weeks ago General Duller had . 10,000 men. Considerable reiuforcei i en ts have since reached him, giving him probably 35 ,* 000 men and eighty guns, all told. Estimâtes us to how many men and guns the Boers have to oppose him are mere guesswork, In not replying to General Lyttleton's shell fire they using the tactics are that proved so suc cessful in the battles of M age ns fonte in and Uolcnso—lying low in the trenches ami thus hoping to conceal their pre cise position until the infantry advance. Hoers lll«nv up Cnlverts. Sterkstroom, Jan. 20 . have blow Dordrecht line, live miles beyond an outpost of the police camp, maudo at Dordrecht numbers 1 , 000 . — The Boers up three culverts on the The corn CLAIMS FOR PENSIONS. the up had 31 any Arc Kll.il t, Itasnll. of the Spnnlah IVur. Washington, Jnn. 20.—A large num for pensions are being received by the pension office as suit of the Spanish prepared by the bureau show that the her of clai a re war. Statistics percentage of applications from volun teers is much larger than from the regulars. Tli battle of San Juan was and ter ^ oS is the in has He is of lie on of the the to and of the It for T. ed on in in as selected by tho bureau as u basis for calculations, as the greatest number of casualties occurred there. There were 192 regulars killed, 1,097 wounded and thirty-five missing. Claims for pensions from the regular army number 2,902. At that battle thirty-four volunteer« were killed, 177 wounded and forty-five^ missing, volunteers '1 he claims for pensions from nimber 3,558. There wdte twenty-three three regular batteries engaged in t.hia fight, us against nine regiments of vol unteers. One regiment lost regular regiments and killed, uonc in wounded or missing, but has 419 laitns fo r pensions pending. «.lirUttm .Sc ici. U» I « Indicted for Murder. Council Bluffs. Iu., Jan. 20. Mrs. V. f Tabor, Iowa, against whom the grand jury has returned uu Indictment for manslaughter, In con nectlon with the death of her daugh ier Ethel in this city ■ Yates, on January 5, was arrested at her home today and is uow in jail here awaiting the perfect log of her bond in the days under the <*are of a diyiue healer, sum of $3,000. The girl died of appendicitis after the physician attending her had been dis missed and she had been for several Mrs. Yates was accompanied by her husband and several friends and will pass Hie night in jail, ternoon. she During the af it appeared impossible cure signers to the bond, the party knelt on tlie jail floor anil prayed for help, after which Mr. Yates took the next train for Yates to hustle for ti*» "Divine Healer" James of South Omaha,indicted along with Mrs Yates, has disappeared. to sure ROBERTS WILL TALK. Will H« Hiv» Another Opportunity to He. feiul llluifielf, Washington, Jan 2«. — Chairman I ayler of the Roberts committee and Representative Littlefield of Maine, are busy preparing the majority and minority reports respectively, in the Roberts ease. They will he filed to gether, probably today. It is not peeled that the ease will be ealled in the House until Tuesday or Wednes day of next week. The debate Is expected to two or three days, be given an opportunity to be heard on the floor in his own defense. ex up oaoupy Mr. Roberts will Shot Throuich « ho Heart but Lived SO Hour. Baltimore. Md., Jan 20.—Tha post mortem examination of the body of Charles F. Seeberger, the electrician, who was shot last Saturday night at Brunswick, Md., by Conductor Jerome artley, and dieil Tuesday, revealed the fact that Seeberger lived sixty hours with a bullet hole though the heart. The wound in the heart, the doctors say, was of such a nature that instantaneous death should have suited, and that the hours , /ter reeeiTin little short of miraculous. MONTANA FORGERSICAUGHT. Hutto Stun to bo Keturnod Kroon St. Tout For Tria 1 . St. Paul. Minn., Jan. 20.—Governor Lind lias honored the requisition from Montana for A. E. Beck and wife, who are charged with forgery in Butte. Officers are here for them, and will re turn with them at once, the real estate business iu Butte, and the charge is that he forged several conveyances amounting to 87.000. The couple deny the charge and are willing to return and stand trial. 7 re man lived sixty g it, is regarded Beck was in NEWS SUMMARY. The Burmese rice crop has broken the record. (»wer 3,020,000 tons will lie available for export. The Philippine commission has com pleted its report and It will b* ready for distribution this week. In one ward in Brooklyn there is a population of 35,000 and not a single Protestant church or mission. There are more non-Christians in New York city than in the entire Western half of the country. United States Senator .lohn II. Gear was formally elected last week by the Iowa legislature to succed himself Id the United States senate. A negro named Anderson Ganss was found hanging to the limb of a tree near Tcngiu, Tenn., Sunday. It is supposed that he was lynched. Mrs. S. M. K. Henry, for twenty-fire years national evangelist of the Wo man's Christian Temperance Union, is dead at Graysville. Tenn., of pneumo nia. Passengers from Skaguay on the steamer Danube report the blockade raised on the White Pass & Ukon railway, and traveling from Dawson very good. The board of Rapid Transit commis sioners of Now York linve lot the con tract for the building of the under ground railway In New York City for 835,000,000. A Mexican who arrived at San Diego overland from Ensenada reports that the gasoline schooner Anita had blown up and that six persons, all on board, had perished. Northwestern broom manufacturers, after a conference, have decided to advauce prices from 25 to 50 cents per dozen. This is the second.advance In three months. Mrs. Roswell I*. Flower has presented 8100,000 to Flower hospital. New York and Mrs. Emma Flower Taylor, daugh ter of Hoswell IV Flower, also gave the Institution 8100 , 000 . The American Steel and Wire com pany lias advanced the wages of its em ployees in the iron mines at Crown ,1'oiut, Essex county, N. Y., 10 per cent ^ take effect at once. ■Mrs. M. J. I'atterson the only child oS President Andrew Jackson, is critically ill at her home In Greenville, Tenn., and is not expected to live. She is over 80 years of age. The cotton cloth trade of the United States with China shows an increase of about $2,000,000 for the first eleven months of last year, as compared with the same period of 1898. Secretary Long and Rear Admiral Bradford appeared last week before the senate committee on naval affairs in advocacy of the construction of a Pacific cable by tho government. Henry Hughes a hero of the old navy has been admitted into the Chester (Ps.) county alrahouse at the age of 95 years. He was on the Kearsarge when Dewey was a Lieutenat on the same ship. Both Great Britain and Germany, it is said have formally served notic that they will protest against fortification of the Nicaragua cauul if that waterway lie constructed by the American Govern ment. It is feared that F. II. Clayson and a man named Olson, Dominion tele graph linemen, have been murdered on the trail. They left Dawson on the 17th of December with 84,000 and have not been heard of since. Owing to the rapid rise in the price of wool, manufacturers of men's and women's hats, by agreement, advanced the prices of wool hats 75 cents per dozen on cheap grades and higher qualities in proportion. The customs committee of the French chamber of deputies resolved before examining and deciding in regard to the Franco-American commercial treaty to hear the delegates from the industrial and agricultural chambers and societiea. In Columbus, Ga., Captain J. W. Murphy, oashier of the Third National bank, shot nnd killed Teller P. L. Sohultze, and then committed auicide. This occurred while the bank was full of customers and the full corps of clerks. Murphy is believed to have been insane. Among the bills introduced In the senate is one by Mr. Mason to prevent the adulteration of goods and drugs. It creates a bureau of chemistry in the agricultural department and provides for food inspection by that department. Col. W.J. Bryan and President Arthur T. Hadley of Yale have been interview ed in regard to the latter's proposal to ostracise trust maguates. Both agree on the idea that social recognition should be denied to any man engaged in a trust or other business enterprise inimical to the publio welfare. The election of J. C. S. Blackburn as senator was duplicated lsst Wednesday in both houses of the Kentucky legislature, this action being taken on aocount of a question among lawyers as to whether the eleotion of a week ago was legal. The possibility of legislation for Porto Rico causing a serious division in •Republican ranks is being discussed in the capital. The discussion takes into account the possibillsy of the question teriqg actively into the next national campaign.