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TH MOBNING 'OKE&OttlAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1900.
Senate Committee Will -Make
an Adverse Report
TtfE VOTE WAS' FOUR "TO THREE
Committee Investigating: Bribery
Charge Against Clark, o "Mon
tana, Heard Opening: Arcnments.
WASHINCTOIC, Jaa.5. The senaite com
mittee on -privileges fond elections today
decided, by a -rote of-HoTo make an
adverse report upon theresolution to seat
Senator Quay. The .resolution tras as fol
lows: "Resolved, That Matthew S. Quay be
admitted as a senator from the state of
Pennsylvania, in accordance wjth his ap
pointment, made on April 29, 1S99, by the
governor of said state." '
The members xjf -the "committee voting
for the resolatlonwre -Senators Chandler,
Hoar and McOomas, and those opposing.
Senators Burrows, Caffery, Pettus and
Harris. Senators Turley and Pritchard
were paired, the latter for and the former
against tfhe resolution.
No definite time was set for the pre
sentation of the committee's report ,to the
senate. The minority will also present a
report, and the understanding' Is that the
minority shall be notified by the majority i
when it is ready to put in Its report.
Senator Burrows, jgieonly "republican on
the committee-trho voted against the res
olution, will prepare the report of the ma
jority, and Senator Hoar that of the mi
nority. SENATOR CLAHK7S CASE.
ArfirnmcnfBef oretKe" .Senate Com
mittee "by Counsel on Both Sides.
"WASHINGTON. Jan.. 5 The senate
committee, on privileges and elections to
day begaif its investlga.tloiv8t.the charges
of bribery made in connection with the
election of Senator Clark, "of Montana,
The proceedings were begun hy argu
ments from counsel on both sides. Clark
himself was present with his counsel, ex
Ex-Senator Edmunds appeared as lead
ing counsel for the complainants, mak
ing the first statement in support of the
memorial presented against 3Ir. Clark.
He said the complainants expected to be
able to prove all the charges made, and
to show that Clark's election was ob
tained by the liberal use of money and
that large sums of money were furnished
to this end in the contest. He believed
the expenditures could be traced to Clark
with due effort onHhepart of the com
mittee. He said he and his associates
had many witnesses summoned. Ed
munds also said they would enter
quite thoroughly into the "Whiteside libel
case, showing that when Clark had an
opportunity to oppose in the court, he
had refused to answer any material
"While Edmunds was making Ma
statement, a question arose concern
ing the admissibility of 'testimony taken
by the grand jury of Lewis and Clark
county. Senator McComas took occasion
to intimate that he would hesitate to ad-
m&t statements purporting to violate
the secrecy of a grand-jury room. Re
plying, Edmunds said the notes on the
grand jury proceedings had been made
by Attorney-General Nolan, and had been
presented and received by the Montana
court in the"1; .disbarment proceedings
against John B. "Wellcome.
Hoar suggested that the testlmonyshould
he admitted for the time and its relevancy
determined upon the final decision of the
case. This brought out a spirited protest
by Kogers Foster, of New York, who ap
peared as one of the counsel for ClarK.
He urjred that such a course was con
trary to the precedents of the committee;
that Nolan was antagonistic to Clark and
that at best the testimony was ex parte.
Such a document was no more evidence
than an indictment would be. Clark was
not to be expected to defend his character,
but his right to a seat in the senate. Re
ferring to the Montana supreme court, ho
6aid there was politics there, as well as
elsewhere in the state. He Insisted that
Clark should have a right to face and
cross-examine all witnesses.
Ex-Senator Faulkner made the formal
statement on behalf of Mr. Clark. He
reviewed the politics of Montana, refer
ring tc the "Daly gang" and the Clark
faction in the democratic politics of the
state. It was, he said, an acknowledged
fact that the opponents of Mr. Clark in
the state had determined to prevent his
political preferment, regardless of all
proprieties It would be show n that not
withstanding charges were made of brib
ery against some 50 persons, Including 38
members of the legislature, there had
been no proceedings against any of the
men thus involved, In any of the Mon
tana courts. This was evidence that the
present proceedings were not sustained
hy public sentiment
He said the prosecution was "con
ceived in the womb of personal malice,
rocked In the cradle of personal hate and
nourished upon corruption and- jealousy.
All members of the legislative committee
were opposed to Clark."
Outlining the defenpe, Faulkner said
it would show that the proceedings against
Clark had really had their origin in the
senatorial contest in 1S93, when the idea
of springing a pretended exposure of Clark
upon the legislature was conceited by the
Daly faction, and that the leader of the
faction had turned prophet In December,
1898, and declared that If Clark showed
his head something would be heard to
drop, and that he would drive Clark out
of the state. Other points of the defense
were outlined, and the statement wjls
made that, if necessary, each charge
against the senator will be met "by direct
and positive proof of Its falsity."
After hearing these preliminary state
ments, the committee held an executive
session to decide upon the status of the
papers before it. but. after considerable
discussion on the points, adjourned with
out action. The hearing of testimony will
"begin tomorrow. '
Favorable Action on Resolution.
"WASHINGTON, -Jan. E The senate
committee on privileges and elections to
day took favorable action upon Senator
Chandler's resolution prohibiting the ap
pointment or employment of senators,
representatives or United States judges
to perform executive functions. The res
olution provides that none of these of
ficials shall represent the president or an
executive department in any diplomatic
dv consular capacity or act in any way
&s the representative of an executive of
ficer. PROSPEROUS RAILROADS.
Receiver Appointed for
CHICAGO, Jan. 5. The Railway Age
The best evidence that the year of
1B89 was one of general prosperity Is found
in the fact that it was a year almost with
out railway bankruptcies. In only two
years since 1S75 hae the roads for which
receivers were appointed been so few, and
in only three of those years were the
mileage and capital involved so small.
The new Kansas Oity. Pittsburg & Gulf
defaulted in its obligations before It had
time to demonstrate its earning capacity,
and -was placed in the charge of receivers
early in the year. Of the nine others in
the list two are short logging Toads be
longing to private persons. One Is an old
narrow-gauge road that has never been
profitable, and Is owned by a great rail-
way .company-which now proposes to
straighten" out Its title by foreclosure, and
the others are jshoft local llnes,ipjstfy in
the experimental .staga. The total-' cover
lng all thesSrcimdidOTCSrJSLesents com
panies, with" 1013 miles of "road-ond-a- cap
italization of a little over $52,000,000.
The long, dark era of railway, bank
ruptcies, which culminated In 1&8, when 74
companies with nearly 30,000 miles -of JInes
were handed over to receivers, has endea
and the new year starts with the rail
ways of the United States, with very few
exceptions, in solvent and hbpefilK con
dition. In 1S76 the GG62 miles of roads for .which,
receivers were appointed represenfed,-ove
8 per cent of the -total mileage of 'the"
country, then 76.S00 miles. The receiver
ships for 1829 CQver9nIy209rnUes, kor a I
nine over, nan ox j. percenjor-JAereseni
mileage. The record" for 1 dreclosure sales
also shows a large decrease In the num
ber of roads and mileage over immediately
preceding ears, lndlcatlng1 that the sup
ply of bankrupt companies is being stead
ily reduced. Nevertheless the foreclosure's
for the ear Included 32 roads, with 4294
miles of lines and 1267,000,000 of capital, of
which $155,000,000.was represented by bonds.
While m6si'6f these roads are small,
there are several very Important proper
ties In the list, Including Central "Vermont,
Baltimore & Southwestern, "Wisconsin
Central, "Wheeling & Lake Erie, Cleveland,
Canton & Southern, Columbus. Hocking
"Valley & Toledo, and -Jacksonville, Tam
pa & Key "West, These seven roads have
3360 miles of line, and represent an appar
ent investmentfover ?220.00J,-000 An ap
palling prop6rtI0h"of our railways have
now gone through the costly experience
of foreclosure" sale. v
Stock 'Jordreat JTorthern Employe.
ST, PAUL. Minn., Jan. 5 One million
dollars of Great Northern stock was voted
by the directors, otdlstribntlon:ahiong em
ployes whose salaries are less than $3003
per year. The stock is to go to them at
par for cash or on the installment plan.
It Is worth H7o a share, which amounts
practically' fb a- gift of $7a a share. Em
ployes areexp'ected to retain their stock
as long as they shall remain with the road.
, . . c
the South "Wants Power Let
Abandon Economic Heresy,
It is reported that the caucus of re
publican members of the house of rep
resentatives will Indorse the bill of Mr.
Crumpacker, of Indiana, which Is Intended
to prepare the way for the reduction pf
the SouthTa representation ihTthe congress.
The object of the bill, according "to Mr.
Crumpacker, is, by means of the next cen
sus, to-r furnish congress with Informa
tion showlnrr the numhet of mnlA InVinhl-
tants3n the various-states that have "been
disfranchised by "operation of local laws
In order that a just and Intelligent appor
tionment of representatives may be had
under the 12th census." "The- 14th amend
ment to the constitution," says Mr. Crum
packer, "requires the apportionment of
representatives to be based upon popula
tion, but In the event that any state shall
disfranchise any of Its male Inhabitants
over 21 years who are citizens of the
United States, excepting for crime or par
ticipation In rebellion, the representation
of such state shall be reduced In the pro
portion that the disfranchised male Inhab
itants bear to the whole number of male
inhabitants over 21 years of age. That
provision of the constitution is Imperative.
It is the policy of the federal government
to encourage universal manhood suffrage,
and It is a notorious fact that in a num
ber of states a large proportion of the vot
ing population is disfranchised."
That Mr. Crumpacker has no very
friendly feeling for the south may be fair
ly inferred from another extract from the
statement from which the foregoing Is
quoted. "The white people of the South,"
ho says, "have-felt justified In resorting
to subterfuges for the purpos of evading
the federal laws in order tee protect them
selves against the colored -tote, until there
prevails1 fn many localities a -general con
dltlon of political demoralization. The
cheating of election laws has come to be
looked upon as a virtue. The respect for
law that Is so conspicuous a character
istic of the American people In most sec
tions of the country has received a great
blow in the South. Can we expect any
thing but lynchlngs and mob rule in a
community where the most sacred laws
are trampled In the dust by the gov
erning class by subterfuge and evasion?
Mr. Crumpacker helleves that If the rep
resentation of those states which have
restricted the franchise "should be re
duced, as It ought to be, It would operate
as a countervailing force and tend to es
tablish a proper political equilibrium. The
Importance of a large representation In
congress and In the electoral college Is ap
preciated by the white people of the South,
and they would be prompted to establish
fair laws for the protection of their do
mestic institutions and to nonestly admin
It Is time for the Southern people to
wake up to the fact that their representa
tion In congress and In the electoral col
lege may be reduced by a republican con
gress unless the national democratic par
ty can elect Mr. McKlnley's successor or
secure control of one branch of congress.
President McKInley has praised the pa
triotism of the South and spoken elo
quently of the "era of reconciliation," but
he would probably sign a bill cutting down
the Souih's representation if such a meas
ure should be enacted by congress dur
ing his second term. All the expressions
of good will and assurances of regard in
which he has abounded In the past year
year would be forgotten when the repub
lican majority In congress enacted legisla
tion of the character suggested by Mr.
Crumpacker. If Southern democrats can
contemplate without alarm a reduction of
their representation In the house of rep
resentatives and In the electoral college,
they will, of course, make no effort to
change the leadership and policies of their
party, but will drift along under the lead
ership which has resulted In disaster. On
the other hand, If they realize the danger
by which they are menaced, they should
make every effort to unite democrats of all
sections and of every shade of opinion
on a platform that will give offense to
That such legislation as Mr. Crumpacker
proposes should be advocated by repub
licans is not surprising. The republican
party has been discredited, and, realizing
this fact, it would not hesitate to adopt
despotic methods In order to hold on to
power. Only a few years ago, when de
feat seemed to be inevitable, it was the
champion of the "force bill," by which
It expected to control elections, and,
through Intimidation, secure a long lease
of power. Evidently it has learned noth
ing since then, and the enactment of a
new "force bill" on the lines adv6cated by
Mr. Crumpacker, Is an evidence of Its
desperation. By cutting down the elec
toral vote of the South tt will be easier for
the republicans to win In the future and
proportionately more difficult for the dem
ocrats. Mr. Crumpackers plan Is not de
signed to Improve the condition of the
negro. Its object Is to make it harder to
turn a republican administration out of
power when It has "become odious to the
people. It Is simply an evidence of the
"imperialism" in domestic affairs which we
may expect to be adopted along with "Im
perialism" In the Philippines. J
Ore Elevator Fell.
CHICAGO, Jan. 51 An elevator In the
furnace-room of the brass foundry of the
Illinois Steel Company's branch works at
Thirty-firs,!: street and Ashland avenue
fell today, instantly killing two workmen
and Injuring another so badly that he died
a few minutes after being removed to the
hospital. The dead are:
The men were using an eleyatot used
for carrying ore and blocks of Iron in
the upper rooms. "When near the top the
eievaror caoieparted ana the car fell to
the "bottom of the shaft.
CARLISLE" ON .""ROBERTS
"SX-SECItETAIfY'S VIEWS ONt THE
CASE OF THE tiTAH POIiYGA&tlST.
. . '
Roberts 7(ot a. Citizen, of the. "United
Begins' His -Argument.'
""i - . i -
"WASHINGTON, Jan. SA-The&oberts
investigating committee bbhtlxnnrdtijts ses
sion .today. Miss Roberts the daughter of
the., Utah member-elect, satngai? him.
vuiuiuiuu xu;iu ov.ti.icu clonic uutsoi luai,
he had received from ex-"Secretary John
G. Carlisle a letter giving his views on
the case. Mr. Carlisle said he was suffer
ing froni a cold arid was unable tb make
'an oral argument at this time. As to the
case, he said:
"It seema to me that the question of'
citizenship has been abandoned, or at least
nothing Is said about It In the testimony.
The, record of Roberts' application and
admission to citizenship does not Lomply
with the law as 1 understand It, and I
do not think he would be allowed to vote
in any state upon a certificate based upon
"The resolution under which the com
mission is proceeding directs it to ascer
tain and report,, not ,bnly upon Roberts
prima facie 'rigbibut upon his' general
This Mr. Carlisle discussed on the evi
dence, arid says J
-" "He is' at this very moment a noly.gam
Ist, not having at any time abandoned or
renounced the relation assumed tyy the
plural marriages, and cohabitation, with
the alleged wives is not at all necessary.
The question, therefore, Is whether the
committee will decide on the question of
final right that an undoubted polygamlst
wno jusunes tne doctrine and practices
of polygamy shall be allowed to hdid a
seat In the house." .
It was determined bv the committee to
ask Mr. Carlisle for his views more at
length on the general right of congress
to exclude a member.
Mr. Roberts then began his argument
He read a typewritten statement review
ing in detail the proceedings of his case
up to date. It said Jn part:
""The d.ue'stlons to ha considered ar thfl
prima facie and final right of B. H' Rob
erts, representative-elect from Utah, to a
seat in the house of representatives, to
which he was elected in the.mdnth of .No
vember, 18D8, by the people of Utah; the
Yoteof 66b5. Wis a case irrwhich
there la no contest, and where it appears,
so far as the proceedings before the com
mittee is concerned, the representative
elect possejses all of -the qualifications
prescribed riy the constitution of the United
States, and where there Is no statute, so
far made to appear before the committee,
either Ih the state of Utah or the United
utates, applicable to the catfe which dis
qualifies the representative-elect from the
office of congressman In the" lower house of
the American congress."
Mr. Roberts dwelt with special empha
sis on the right of a constituency to de
termine the moral character of a member.
'It is left to those constituents to deter-
TT1JTW " Tlv co !T "-!. J. l n a
l status of the1 man they wish to send to
' ., tviicXL hiihji np. rno mor i
I JL . lepreseniave, ana not
to the house of congress."
In support of this he read1 with em
phatic and approving comment a congres-
slonal report signed by B. F. Butler, Dan
iel TV. Voorhees and others, In the course
of which It i's said that the house of rep
resentatives shall be composed of mem
bers chosen by the people of the states,
and not by the. representatives of other
states, "according to the notion of the
necessities of 'self-preservation and self
purification' which might suggest them
selves o the reason or caprice of mem
bers from other states In 'any process of
'purgation or purification.' " ,
Mr. Roberts declared that Utah, .one of
the4-reat silver-producing states.,'; had.
been denied representation of late whlle
the important financial bill, vitally Involv
ing Utah's silver mining and silver indu&
try, was considered and passed.
Mr. -Roberts then? took up the evidence
of the witnesses who appeared against
him, and was questioning some of the
statements, when Mr. Tayler interrupted:
"Mr. Roberts, if you want to testify,
you ought to go on the witness-stand."
This developed some difference of opin
ion among the members of the committee.
Mr, De Armond and Mr. LIttlefleld said
the statements were in the lme of legiti
Mr. Tayler Insisted that Mr. Roberts
should not be permitted to make state
ments of fact, while not under .oath and
not subject to the rule of perjury.
Mr. De Armond answered that the hear
ing had wide latitude, and he was sure
the committee could discriminate be
tween Mr. Roberts' A arguments and his
statements of facts.
"I am not In such a sfate of mental
disturbance," remarked Mr. De Armond,
"as to be able to foresee what Mr. Rbb
erts is going to" say."- He added that he
cfld not see that the Interruption of the
chairman was at all called for, In view of
the latitude heretofore allowed.
The Incident took an amusing turn when
Mr. Roberts, being allowed to proceed,
said he was through on that subject, and
there was a hearty laugh all around. He
went on, however, analyzing the evidence
of other witnesses and Jn generaUques
tlonlng the directness and conclusiveness
of the testimony.
"It has not even been established," said
he, "that B. H. Roberts was ever married
to Margaret C, Shipp Roberts. It ha3
been shown that he was seen near the
house and oncfe In the house. But there
was no testimony of"" marriage, nothing
as to their maintaining marital relations,
nothing as to their having been seen at
the theater or at the church, or otherwise
associating as man and wife."
"How do you account fbr your picture
being found In her house? ' asked Mr.
"I don't Ttnow how to account for It,"
As to the testimony that he had attend
ed the funeral of a child of Celia, Dibble
Roberts, that was, Mr. Roberts said, not
remarkable. There was nothing extraor
dinary In his attending a funeral, and the
Inferences drawn could not be viewed as
proof. As to any direct marital relations
with Cella. Dibble Roberts, 'he said there
wa3 no direct testimony. In the main the
evidence was as to general repute, he" con
tended, which was short of that conclu
sive proof required. -He challenged the
charge that he had contracted three pq
lygamous marriage's. Mr. Tayler said he
had never heard of such a charge, as
three polygamous marriages would rAean.
four marriages In all.'
"I challengo this," said Mr. Roberts,
"because It is one of the charges on which
excitement has been worked up.''
Mr. Roberts was still arguing when, at
12:30 o'clock, recess was taken until 1.
Mr. Roberts continued his argument
after the recess "When he sought to read
published comment tending to show the
motive of the "crusade" and "cause"
against him, Chairman Tayler stopped
him. The committee had nothing to do
with any crusade, Mr. Tayler said, but
was trjlng to ascertain one fact, namely,
whether Mr. Roberts Is a polygamlst. The
chairman said Mr. Roherts line of pro
cedure was irregular.
There was some difference of opinion
In the committee as to the course to pur
sue. .. t,
"Lot us settle it here and now," said
Mr. LIttlefleld. "As far as I am con
corned, ,1 am ready to hear anything he
wants to say."
Mr. Tayler said he wished to enter his
protest against bringing questions of fact
into the argument as both Improper and
ridiculous. ' y
Mr. Roberts vehemently exclaimed
against those "who had "hdnnded" him.
They were not the bankersj merchants,
lawyers and other substantial citizens of,
Utah, but they were, in the main, Eastern
,missdonarIes who had gong to Utah to'
At one point Representative McPherson
asked: "lender your faith, was the taking
of plural wives merely allowable or was it
"It was "mandatory," replied Mr. Rob
erts, "according to the View of( leading
Mr. Roberts cdntlnued until 4:30 P. M
when he asked that the hearing go over,
having spoken almost four hours. The
committee, thereupon adjourned until 10
A. M. tomorrow, when Mr. Roberts will
FIGHT STOPPED BY POLICE.
iVcIlI-O'Brlen Bout Came 'to an End
In the Fifteenth Round.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5. Police, inter
ference ended "the Nelll-O'Brien fieht at
"Wo'odward's pavilion tonight, in the middle
of the 15th round. The end came so 'sud
denly and the Confusion wa's-so great that
it is difficult to say just what happened.
But to an impartial observer, it appears
that the police captain in charge of the
contest lost his head when he thought
Neill was about to be knocked out, though
he claims O'Brien gave Nelll a palpable
foul from his point of view.
Up to the very last minute of the fight
It looked as If Neill would win, whenever
he made up his mlnd to go In and mix
matters. He forced the pace after the
third round, ,an allowed O'Brien to wear
himself 'out with ineffectual leads, which
he ducked, blocked or took without
serious harm to himself. In the In-fighting
Neill i showed to advantage, his blows
having much more force behind them.
O'Brien lrripressed the spectators as one
of the cleverest boxers and shifty ring
sters ever seen here, but he lacked hitting
pbwers. At long-range sparring he showed
to great advantage, landing both right and
left with wondertul" quickness, and hi upper-cutting
he was a. revelatlbn.
In the loth round O'Brien landed a short-
arm left blow on Nelll's solar plexus,
causing the latter to stagger and drop his
hands. O'Brien was upon him In an In
stant, sending In both right and left on
Nelll's face and body, alternately. Nelll
staggered about the ring, protecting hia
face as best he could when the police cap
tain jumped into the ring and waved the
men to their corners. The referee did not
interfere, and he was disposed to let ho
fight go on. Nelll braced up and motioned
the captain out of the ring, but the offi
cer persisted, and seht the men to their
. Kid Madden Knocked Out.
BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 5. Jack Living
ston, known as the St. Paul Kid, knocked
out Hid Madden, of Denver, brother of
Billy Madden, In the third round, before
the Butte Athletic Club, tonight. Living
ston had height and reach, Madden bulk
and 'weight Both are in the lightweight
qlass. Livingston had the best of it from
the start, thdugh Madden did some clever
work. In the third he ducked to avoid
a straight right, and caught a left upper
cut on the jaw, knocking him out com
JNEW YORK, Jan. 5 "Spike" Sullivan
and George McFadden, of this city, met
tonight at the Broadway Athletic Club
to decide which had the right for Con
sideration for a meeting with the light
weight champion, Erne, and his close sec
ond; Jack O'Brien. After they had fought
the full limit of 25 Tounds,, in which there
was some rough work and not a little
fouling, principally by McFadden, Referee
Charley White declared the contest a
.THEi DAY'S RACES.
Sari Durango and Wollmrst the "Win
ning: Pa-iorltes nt New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 5 San Durango
ana WolhUrst were the only, winning fa
vorites today. The track was fast and the
weather pleasantly cool. The results were:
Sfx and a half furlongs,' sealing Sari
Durango won, Deceptive second, Eight
Bells third; time, 1:22.
Seven furlongs Adjutor won, Amelia
Strathmore second, Sadie Burnham third; J
Mile and 20 yards, selling Nekarnis won,
Dr. Walmsley second, Rushflelds third;
One mile, handicap Andes won, Deer
Ing second, Deyo third; time, 1 42
Mile and 70 yards, selling Wolhurst won,
Waterhouse second, Can I See 'Em third;
Races at Tanforan.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 The weather
was cloudy at Tanforan today, and the
track sloppy. The results were: w
Five and a half furlongs Genua won,
Monda second, Clarfendo third; time, 1.0SV&.
Five, furlongs Loving Cup won, Misa
Marion second, Juva third r time, VM.
One mile White Fern won, Ping second,
Raclvan third; time, 1:45.
Seven furlongs Geyser won, Afamada
second, Bathos third; time, 130.
Six furlongs Good Hope won, Maud Fer
guson second, Silver Tone third; time, 1:15.
Vivo and a" half furloncs Alice Dousrh-
erfy won, LImerl6k second, Choteau third;
u THE PLAGUE -JN HAWAII.
R6port of the Surgeon of jLhcj'JEIpjic--
lulu Military Hospital. tft
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. Surgeon-Gen-eral
Sternbejg has received the following
report frbnT Major Taylor, the surgeon
In charge at the military hospital in Hon
olulu, dated December 15:
"I have, the honor to report that on tho
Hth and 12th of this month there were
five deaths 'from bubonic plague In the
Chinese quarter of Honolulu, and another
occurred this morning. The whql0 regi
ment of the Hawaiian National Guard Is
Isolated from the infected districts, and the
board of health Is making a house-to-house,
inspection and disinfection. All
corpses have been cremated and I think
there will be but little danger of the
spread of infection among the troops.
There Is little doubt about t,he diagnosis
in most of the' cases."
Inclosed in fhe report Is an order Is
sued by Lieutenant Ketcham, in charge of,
.headquarters at Camp McKInley, directed
to the troops It forbids all soldiers and
employes In the service of the command to
enter the city of Honolulu or the Infected
districts, "except on duty, or by special
written permission of the officers in com
mand. .The pass list fs suspended, and
the men are restricted to the limits of
Surgeon-General Sternberg is npfr
alarmed at the conditions In Honolulu as
set out in the report, and believes the
measures adopted at Camp McKInley are
adequate. He will not recommend that the
army transports be prevented from touch
ing: at Honolulu.
Accident nt Homestead Worh-s.
PITTSBURG. Jan. 5 One man is dead
and three injured asvthe result of an ac
cident at the Homestead steel works last
night The dead meij Is August Berger.
The injured are: John Fleming, crushed,
will die; Joseph French, crushed, will
die; Joseph Cohall, arm, crushed.
The men were changing the rolls In tho
28-Inch mill when the chain with which
they raised the rolls into place broke, let
etlng the heavy mass of Iron down on
them. Berger was Instantly killed.
This Is a question that should Interest
evry one. It is a blot upon our fair land
a symptom of governmental Ill-health.
The right laws would act as speedily upon
It a Hostetter's Stomach Bitters does
upon constipation, or dyspepsia. They
would quickly clear it out and restore
healthy purity! -arid this Is just what the
Bitters does for the human constitution.
It makes the stomach strong by curing
indigestion, biliousness and liver trouble.
DULLER NEARIY READY TO TRY TO
BREAK THE BOER LIKE,
His Force. Strengthened "With Every
Battalion and Battery Upon AVhicn
He Co-aId"Lay His Hands.
NEW YORK, Jan. 3. A dispatch to the
-iriDune irom ionuon says:
VThe clubs were crowded
evening , Until midnight, since there
was "a general Impression that the
crisis of4 the war -had come, wlth a
battle impending oil the TUgela. This
feeling of suspense was strengthened by
bulletins reciting vigorous shelling of the
Boer trenches yesterday morning with 1yd-.
due and? the destruction of Intrenchmentij,
with minor "incidents' such as the shifting
of the enemy's positions, the stampede of
their horses and constant outpost brushes.
In the newspaper offices, there was a
sheaf of unimportant dispatches relating
td the adventures of Thorneycrof t's scouts
on the upper" Tugela, admissions of Boer
deserters that General Joubert's army
was suflering irom lack of food, the trial
of traction engines for transport service,
the destruction of a large gun at Colenso
by a shell from a naval gun, and the
escape of six horsemep from Ladj smith
during a thunder 'storm, two of whom
were fantastically reported as Dr. Jame
son? and Colonel Rhodes. These were
trifles light as air in comparison with the
momentous conflict which 'TiStas'knovn"6
be 'imminent. tZ ?x
General Buller, since hfs fdefeat, has
called Into Natal every baffaiion aijd bat
tery upon which he could Jay his hands,
and has stiffened his forpe ih every way
practicable for a supreme Effort to break
through the Boer1 line of defense and re
lieve Laflysmlth. Even the stbutest-hearted
Englishman has been constrained to hold
his breath until the issue of the battle Is'
known. ' t ,
.Public anxiety, has riot1 been deeper than
the feeling of suspense among military
mi. 1 A fi-j it-.T -r, J-
xui. niej UU.VO uBiuiueu uiu xuei rue-
fensiye position, 16 miles In length, with
relays of horses behind It by which the
forces could be rapidly c6ncentrated at
any point that might be strongly attacked,
as something unique In military history.
There never was anything like it, and
ordinary tactics and strategy studied" by
the staff college have provided no expe
dients for regulating a scientific attack
on a swollen river with concealment of
the enemy's 'positions. Boer occupation
of two points on the southern bank and
the extension of their Jlne until It was
hardly practicable to turn It, and the remarkable-mobility
pf,theDutch force, have
Increased the difficulties of a most for
midable enterprise .
The most thoughtful veterans have add
ed that, while this hew defensive system
wlthlong-range guns In cbncealed trenches
and thousands of horses under saddle has
been successful when attacked at the
point of greatest resistance, It might prove
weak and vulnerable at the point of least
resistance. The Boers, adapting them
selves to British tactics, had devised a
most ingenious scheme of defense. It might
prove unexpectedly weak If the British
generals In turn could adapt their attack
to it with any degree of flexibility.
While Colenso remains the, center of In
terest, operations have proceeded else
where, which serves to indicate in
creased mobilization and Improved
tactics on the British side. The
Dutch forces have made a belated
effort to follow up their victory at Storm
berg hy an advance upon Molteno and
Cypregat, but General Gatacre'sent In
fantry, and a battery to Telleve the Cape
police and the Irish rjfles and reoccupled
both villages, after a brisk artillery Are.
Two Dutch commandos, which had skir
mished with the outposts and advanced on
the British $amp, retreated when the shells
began to burst among them. General Gar-
acre's official report shawsthat the police
have retired froiu Dordrecht and taken a
position' J oVWendwe",lihe, sand" that a
company 'of mounted Infantry had recon
noltered to Pcleska. While this skirmish
ing is on a small scale, there Is evidence
that Gatacre Is alert and vigilant and that
His' sc6utlri- work ig JwelT done.
Reinforcements have been sent from De
Aar to General French, who Is still hover
ing about Colesburg; and apparently ma
neuvering to cut off the retreat of the
Boers to the railway bridge. A heavy ar
tillery Are Is reported, but the result ot
the fighting Is Indecisive, as General
French avoids a frontal attack, and is con
tent to hold a strong position and con
tinue to bewilder and harass "the enemy,
without striking a blow.
The Imperial yeomanry corps is rapidly
mobilizing and the Prince of Wales will
review the Londor contingent About 11,
000 hien will be allowed to serve, out of a
total force, of 26,000 volunteers and yeo
manry, and only 12 battalions of militia
will go abroad, with 50 held back in re
serve. It Is a mistake to suppose that
Great Britain will be denuded of battalions
when the Eighth division Is mobilized.
There are more battalions on duty In Great
Britain at this moment than there were at
the outbreak of the war.
Notwithstanding all these signs of pa
triotism for Imperial defense, there are mis.
glvlngs and searching of hearts respecting
tne origin and justice of the war. Dr.
Fairbanks, principal of Mansfield college,
Oxford, easily the leading nonconformist
minister In the United Kingdom, has writ
ten an article In this week's Speaker, m
which he, takes ground that the men re
sponsible for the blunders which have sul
lied the. English name, and for the loss of
lives which have Impoverished 'the people,
lack the competence required to seo the
FOR THE RED CROSS.
Boer Recruiting; Is Active in New
iNEW YORK, Jan. 5. Recruiting for the
Boer- Red Cross service goes on dally in
New York. Gustav Simon, who Is direct
ing the movement and whose headquarters
are a cigar stand In a .saloon at Mul
berry and Houston streets, said that
when he advertised for nurses a week ago
to nter the. Boer service, he received
about 500 applications In one day. and
-that applications were coming In on an
average or, oo a day.
Mr. SJmonsald that qll who wejit were
.wUMng to go. for Red, Cross work and
alpoui 6 had paid their own expenses.
Tljey received the special rate given to
the Red Cross and would be able to
reach Pretoria at an expense of $100
apiece. It was stated by- Mr. Simon that
he hadnow about 900 applications in hand
and that as soon as the references of an
applleai4,had heen investigated, arrange
ments weremqde 'to raise the amount
necessary to pay transportation expenses.
Among the applicants, he said, were a
number of specially trained nUrses who
were well recommepdqd, and about 00
men, recently selected; would go to South
Africa In the next three weeks. Some
of the money, for transportation expenses,
he explained, had been raised nmoncr
wealthy men in New York, a number of
wnom were memoers Of the South African-American
.Club, which has branches
m south Africa and New York, and which
has contributed needed transportation
moneys which could not be raised by sub
scription among .New Yorkers.
Mr. Simon added that as the number of
applications now averaged 50 a day, he
should not 'advertise again at present,
but probably would in about three weeks.
He remarked that he did not wish to vio
late the neutrality laws and he did not
desire to say anything about the possi
bility of the Red Cross recruits joining
the Boer military service, as he had noth
ing to do with that.
THE FLOUR SEIZURES.
Salisbury Takes the American Pro
iest TJnder Consideration.
WASHINGTON. Jan, 5. Secretary Hay
received & -cablegram from Ambassador I
Choate. at London, stating that he had j
an eminently satisfactory interview with
Lord Salisbury relative to the seizures o
American goods by British warships. Lord
Salisbury listened intently to the represen
tations on this subject made by Mr. Choata
by direction of the state department, ana
tookthem under consideration, promising
voluntarily to give the matter immediate
attention and to return a. speedy decision.
NEW YORK", Jan. 5. The Tammany
Hall organization of the seventh assem
bly district last night passed resolutions
which declared that -the organization
"sympathizes with the Boers In their
struggle against foreign Invasion and op
pression and sincerely cherishes the. hope
Ithat, notwithstanding the great odds
against which they are contending, the
God who presides over the destinies of na
tions will prosper their arms" ahd lead
their brave soldiers from victory to vic
tory." John W. Keller, commissioner of chnr-
J ltles, spoke in favor of the resolution. His
speech was . bitter denunciation of the
British government Mr. Keller said that
England had made Christians of the
blacks by killing them, but In her en
counters with the Boers she had discov
ered that they are brave men and better
fighters than her trained soldiers. He said
he hoped that the republics of South
Africa would drive the English out.
Steamer Mnshonn Released.
CAPE TOWN, Jan. 5. The supreme
court has ordered that the British steam
er Mashona, Captain Johnstone, which
left New York November 3 for Delagoa.
bay, laden with flour for the Transvaar,
and.., which was captured by the British
gunboat Partridge, be delivered to the
.claimants-,- upon giving satisfactory surety,
nd that th"e portion of the cargo cTalmea
as prize be stored in the custom-house at
Port Elizabeth upon security approved by
the authorities. The prize cargo consists
of 17,000 bags of flour. The Mashona wilt
proceed to other pdrts and discharge her
,r Antl-BrltlsKrireclInsr In Germnnyrf
BERLIN, Jan. 5. The seizure of the
Bundesrath remains the dominant topic
of the German press. Influential papers.
' ""." """". J.a&cw.o.kv, vufeiic .uua
zeltung, Berliner Neuste Nachrichten,
Hamburger Correspondenz and the semi
official Berliner Post strongly hint at the
possibility of Germany forming an anti
Btltlsh coalition with Russia and France.
The anti-British feeling Is clearly growing.
A series oC-antl-Britlsh demonstrations In
the various cities Is being organized by
the pan-Germanic league.
OUR WORK JN LUZON.
.Otis Has Done Much Good, As
Official Reyprt Shofvs.
The official report of Major-General
Otis, now Issued In printed form, can
scarcely fail to raise that official In the
public estimation. It reveals the multi
plicity of difficult civil questions with
which he has been wrestling. While the
document Is an exhaustive history of the
dealings with Agulnaldo up to last June
or July, the portion which shows General
Otis at his best Is that relating to recon
struction. Here his passion for details
has been, a d'stlnct advantage, and his
report shows that, he has already laid
wise and secure foundations for the fu
ture government of the islands.
The most important departments in
which he can report encouraging: prog
ress are those of the courts, the schools,
the tax system and the establishment of
municipal governments. The plan of
starting with 'the reorgan'zatlon of the
city and village governments, announced
by President McKInley, Is carried out
under a simple system, by which the In
habitants, by a viva voce vote, elect
their own president or mayor and a coun
cil, composed of as many headmen as
there are wards in the town. AH must
be mvtlves and property-owners. The
chief power Is exercised throuGh? the nres-
Udentr with necessary limitations In vltaj
makers on wo en tne military authorities
haethe''unairWrd.--Wefta system 'Is
too cdmpllcated to butfine here, blit It
seems to be a salutary" fitting of Ameri
can ,ldeas to Philippine needs. Curious
ly (enoUgh, it has been found necessary
to retain the "cedula." or personal cer
tificate, which the Spaniards 'friade a
means or tyranny and' extortion, but
which General Otis issues for a hoirilnal
oharge. The reason la that "this simple
means of Identification Is valuahle to
them In conducting business and when
Journeying through the Islands." In spite
of the closing of nearly all the chief ports
by the insurrection, the customs receipts
have exceeded the largest amounts re
ceived in a like time by the Spaniards.
One of the most Interesting features of
General Otis' report is his account of the
reorganizing of the civil courts. At the
end of the Spanish regime everything
lapsed into chaos. General Otis called to
his aid Judge Arellano, a leading Fili
pino lawyer, who had accepted a posi
tion as Agulnaldo's secretary of state,
but who had almost Immediately with
drawn because he saw he could not serve
the Interests of his people In such a con
nection. With some persuasion he con
sented to aid General Otis In establishing
a supreme court and such inferior courts
as might be necessary. He strongly op
posed the Idea of a purely native ju
diciary, because this would lead at once
to the Asiatic consular court practice.
Foreigners would not submit to a na
tive court and would demand to be tried
by their consuls. This would lead to in
ternational complications or to the dis
crediting of the courts. He advised that
judges be selected from the most com
petent lawyers of the islands and from
Americans versed In tho law, to the end
that simpler forms of procedure might
bo gradually substituted for the cum
brous and dilatory Spanish methods. On
this basis General Otis has organized a
supreme court, with Arellano at Its head,
and It has been doing good work. "I
doubt," says the general, "If any former
Philippine tribunal has ever displayed
The successful establishment of schools
referred to In the Philippine commis
sion's report Is dealt with more In detail
by General Otis. He says parents and
children are eager for primary school In
struction, especially In English. In Ma
nila more than 5000 children are attend
ing schools maintained at a co3t of 10.000
Mexican dollars a month. The superin
tendent is a former soldier, and the teach
ers Include Filipinos, Spaniards , and
Americans. General Otis says he receives
many applications from teachers In the
United States, and they could do good
work in the Islands, but he estimates that
their living would be precarious. One
of the most difficult questions now press
ing for a solution concerns the seculariz
ing of the university of Manila, which,
though founded by the Jesuits, Is now
under Dominican authority. The Fili
pinos demand that this powerful Institu
tion be made a state school.
On all these subjects General Otis writes
as one who has gone to the bottom of
each question. The tone of fairness and
reasonableness pervading his report is
one of Its most encouraging features.
44 He That is Warm
Thinks All So9
Thousands are "cold" in that ihey do
not understand the glow of health This
implies disordered kidneys, lever, Bocwels,
hhod or brain. Hood's SarsapariHa.
gives ztttvha take it the 'warmth of per
fect health. Get Hood's Because
HOUSE ADOPTS RESOLUTION DE
SOUXCDfG REPTIBLIGAX CHARGES.
Senate Toole Appointment of Stand
ing Committees Out of Hands
FRANKFORT, Ky. Jan. 5. Represen
tative Hlckmane was today elected chair
man of the joint commltteo on the gov
ernor's contest, and Senator Coleman
chairman on the lieutenant-governor's
contest. The committee on tho gov
ernor's contest adopted a rule allowing
until January 15 to- prepare contests and
defense, nine days to be then allowed foe
hearing- evidence before the committee,
after which a reasonable time 3hall bo
given for argument It Is- believed a vote
on.the content will not be reached before
the first week in February.
In the house, Cartill. democrat, offered
a resolution denouncing as false tha
charges made by Representative Haawell
and other republican members, chalnic
Chief Clerk Leigh with manipulating bal
lots In the drawing for the commit:ee on
contest for governor.
Orr, who Is classed as an antl-.Goebel
democrat, said he did not think the re
publican members were serious In their
charges against the, clerk, but were mere
ly smarting under their Ill-luck In tho
drawing, and were making these charges
for advertising purposes. He said, as a
matter of justice to all concerned, how
ever, an Investigating committee should
-Barton, dem., offered a substitute that
the republican members be required either
to withdraw the charges, or bring them in
a formal way.
Tho house adopted the Cantrtll resolu
tion, denouncing as false, the charges of
republican members against Clerk Leigh.
Grtder, dem., voted with the republicans,
saying he had entire confidence In the
clerk, but was unwilling to vota to de
nounce as false the statement of any
member except upon a full Investigation.
The vote otherwise was on party lines.
The senate, by a vote of 22 to lo. took
out of the hands of the republican lieutenant-governor
the. appointment of the
standing committees, and adopted a list
of committees prepared by tho democratic
steering committee. Three anU-Goebel
democrats Hoys,. Gillespie and Alexander
voted with the republicans.
The motion of tho democratic election
commissioners to keep Governor Taylor3
appointees for election commissioners out
of office is being argued before Judge
Cantrill. Ex-Governor Bradley and Judgo
W. H. Yost appeared for the Taylor side,
and Louis McQuoln and ex-Congressman
John R. Hendrick for the Goebei side.
Chicago Board of Trade iSnit.
CHICAGO, Jan. 5. Edward Doyle, whom
his lawyer describes as a "reformer, phil
anthropist and philosopher," ha3 instituted
suit against John Robson, a board of
trade operator, for 5300,000 damages. Un
der the criminal code of Illinois, losses by
put and call operations on the board of
trade may be recovered by the loser or
any one else to the amount of three times
the original losses. Losses of $100,000, al
leged to havo been sustained by persons
named In the suit, were not recovered by
losers, and Doyle accordingly sue3 for
three times the losses.
The law of Illinois also provides that
judgments on the amount recovered may
be made a Hen on the property In which
the gambling transaction takes place, pro
viding the owners of tho property sanc
tioned It Doyle's attorneys say they will
at once attach the board of trade prop
erty in case his suit be successful.
Explosion nt Carneprle "Works.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 5. By an explosion
of dynamite at the Carnegie blast fur
naces, at Duquesne, Pa., today, six labor
ers were Injured. They are: John Delawr
Andrew'Pakan, Graff Hollow, Jolifc DUeh.
James Best, Mike Petaskll 'All -wilt reoov
er. The- workmen were, thawing' out dy
namite preparatory to bldstlng Iron oro
in the stockyards. The "building where
they were was badly wrecked, and tho
windows In many houses ha Duquesne were
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For "eedy Veterans of Spanish War.
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 5. Governor
Pingree today sent a special message to
the house, recommending the passage of
a bill for fhe relief of the sick and indi
gent soldiers of the Spanish-American
war, the S1S4.0OO which had been appro
priated for this purpose having become
exhausted. A bill appropriating 575.000 fir
the purpose was immediately passed. The
bill lacked one vote of the two-thirds
necessary to give it immediate effect.
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