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Twenty of the witnesses testified in rela tion to the so-called tissue ballots, all of them saying that the ballots used at the polls in Pike, Martin, Johnson, Knox and Magoffin counties were of so transparent nature that the marks made by the vot ers upon them could be seen. In almost every Instance the republicans, upon cross examination, brought from these wit nesses the statement that the vote of the various counties in which these ballots were used fllfl not In the least differ from the average vote at preceding elections. The legislature met in joint session at noon today to make a final comparison of the journals of the two houses in the matter of electing a United States sena tor. The journals showed that J. C. S. Blackburn had received 77 votes to 53 for Bradley. Speaker Trimble declared Mr. Blackburn duly elected to succeed William Lindsay. W. J. Bryan was present and applauded the announcement Senator elect Blaokburn made a brief speech of 'ac ceptance. Genr's Re-election. DES MOINES, la., Jan. 17. Today at roon the Iowa legislature met In joint ses sion and re-elected John H. Gear, of Burl ington, to the United States senate. The ote stood: Gear, rep HlWhIte, dem 32 o "So Spell Demand by Prance. PARIS. Jan. 17. The statement in the London Morning Post that the "Washing ton administration has received letters from France, Germany. Great Britain and Russia demanding knowledge of the intentions of the United States as to the open door" in China and the future of the Philippines was news to the foreign office officials here. They say it was the first time they had heard of such action. ASr STYLE. 73 and 75 first St. "Portland. Or. SMOKE THE FIVE-CENT CIGAR MADE - Frank Drug. Co.wDS.tors Wholesale t BEAU BRMELL Furs! Furs! 126 SECOND ST., near Washington Established 1S70. ' " . PORTLAND, OREGON Single rooms 75c to JL50 perday Double rooms 51.00 to $2.00 per day C T. BELCHER, Sec. and Treas. American, plan.... 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A dispatch from Car acas is published here saying that an archy prevails in Venezuela. Owing to their refusal to advance the government money, the directors of the banks of Caracas and "Venezuela, including a Frenchman named Montauban and other foreign notabilities, have been arrested and thrown into a fortress. Representa tions of the French charge d'affaires, it is added, have been disregarded and the French colony at Caracas energetically demands that the French Atlantic squad ron be dispatched to the coast of Vene zuela. Strike and Riot in Rio Janeiro. RIO JANEIRO, Jan. 17. Over 20,000 driv ers of all kinds of vehicles went on a strike yesterday. A small faction of mechanics, headed by Guero Preto, a brother of Car los Alfonso-, and Malvino Rels, attempted to take advantage of the situation. Nu merous groups attacked different points, tearing up the street-car rails and de stroying cars. Several thousands of riot ers in front of the president's palace raised cries of "Long lhe the monarchy!'' "Death to the republic!" A small force of cavalry dispersed the rioters with diffi culty. The city has the appearance of martial law having been proclaimed. The horse caro and other vehicles are working. The police, during 'the first hours of the dis turbance, were extrenJy weak and in effectual, but were reinforced by regular troops, and especially cavalry, and order was re-established promptly, q o P The Caftellanes Are Coming-. NEW YORK, Jan. 17. Count and Count ess Boni do Castellane are on their way to this country, having sailed from Havre last Saturday. They will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Gould during their short visit here, and in all probability the greater part of-rtheIr stay will be at Georgian Court the beautiful country place of Mr. Gould at Lakewood. THETUfl Boiler Sends His Force Around the Boer flank. DUTCH WERE SURPRISED He Crossed the River Fifteen Miles' West of Cblenso. OPERATION WAS NOT OPPOSED The Entire Command la Xorr on the Way to Relieve Ladysmith Mo . - ins Good Progress. LONDON, Jan. 18. The Times publishes the following dispatch from Spearman'e farm, dated January 17, 9:20 P. M.: "The force marched westward January 10. Lord Dundonald, by a dashing move ment, occupied the hill above Potgleter's drift, 15 miles west of Colenso, taking the Boers perfectly by surprise. The same evening the Infantry followed. General Lyttleton's brigade crossed the river yes terday and today shelled the Boers, be yond with Howitzers. General "Warren's force Is now crossing Trichardte drift, five miles above. He is not opposed, although the Boers are holding a position five miles from the river." The Dally Mall has the following, dated yesterday from Pletermarltzburg: "News has been received that General Buller is making satisfactory progress." A special dispatch from Spearman's farm, dated January 17, says: "The British column moved to Spear man's farm, beyond Springfield, January 1L The difficulties In crossing the swollen river were great, the wagons being quite covered." A dispatch to the Daily News from Spearman's farm, describes Lord Dundon ald's advance to Swartzkop hill, com manding Potgleter's drift, and says:. "General Lyttleton's brigade was sent to hold a position on Swartzkop hill. Ieavine a strong- body to hold Colenso and General Hlldeyard's- brlga'de at USpringfteld,,our whole force advanced without delay. After .four days' halt on the south side of the Tugela, our advance northward began Tuesday, January 16. General Lyttleton's brigade crossed the i drift that evening and held the kopjes on our right Sir Charles "Warren's division i has made an attack upon the enemy's left flank. The column is now crossing the river." BULLER'S FORCES CONCENTRATED. His Entire Command Is on Its Way to Ladysmith. LONDON, Jan. 18, 4:30 A. M. General Buller completely surprised the Boers and occupied the hills beyond Potgleter's drift, 15 miles west of Colenso, "Wednesday, Jan uary 10. This intelligence is contained in an exclusive dispatch to the Times dated yesterday. He followed up the movement by shelling the Boer trenches. This news completely disposes of the statement that Sir Charles Warren's force went in the direction of Weenen, and it tends greatly to restore 'confidence in General Buller's tactics. The supposition that he had di vided his forces into three columns had given cause for anxiety. It is now seen that such a view was erroneous, as Gen eral Buller's forces are concentrated. In Cape Colony, General Methuen has made a demonstration In force, shelling the Boer works. General Gatacre is skir mishing around Molteno, and General French has thrown a few shells at the Boers at Rensburg. Colonel Plumer Is moving to the relief of Mafeklng from Bechuanalahd. He is now in command of less than 2000 men. Mafeklng is In a bad way; the siege is being pressed with determination, and the Kaffirs are desert ing because of pinched rations, and the necessity of eating horsemeat. The Standard's vivid account of the assault upon Ladysmith shows that the garrison was surprised, and that several times the situation was critical. Out of a detachment of 30 Gordon Highlanders who surrendered, every man was wound ed, says the correspondent. Curiously enough, this is jthe first mention of the capture of the Highlanders. The Boer repulse at Ladysmith was the heaviest counter-stroke of the war. The government is relaxing its efforts to send out reinforcements. It is quite undecided as to when the Eighth division will be shipped. The war office declines the offer of a third battalion of North amptonshire militia, saying that no more militia will be sent abroad. It seems probable that only 5000 instead of 10,000 yeomanry will be mobilized. The war office sent for Lord Strathcona yesterday and he had a. long1 Interview -with the officials, particularly General Sir Evelyn Wood. The details of his force have been arranged and cabled to Canada. J. J. Van Alen's offer to give a field hospital section to consist of three wag ons, 25 cots and 20 transport animals, with all the appliances, has been accepted by the war office. The section will bs called the American section of the hospital' to which it is attached. The ministers are gathering for a cabi net council which will probably be held tomorrow (Friday). METHUEN ENGAGEID THE BOERS. Demonstration in Force Near Modder River. MODDER RIVER, Jan. 17. There was a demonstration in force under General Methuen yesterday, a division being en gaged with the object of ascertaining the strength and disposition of the Boer .force, and also in order to try to draw the Boera from. Kimberley, where lately they have been active. The British discovered the Boers in great force. They had been re inforced from the direction of Jacobsdal. At 4:30 the artillery opened fire, the shels dropplngt In the Boer entrenchments with great precision. The attack, was directed against the Boers' left. The firing con tinued nntil -sunset, mostly with artlllfer. i although the guards on the right' fired Jons-range volleys. The Boers reserved thelr,fire until the British were returning to camp Iii the Sa'rkness, wn'on six shells folldwed them. There were no casualties among the British troops. . ( THE FIGHT AT RENSBERG. Boers Lost Twenty Killed and Fifty Wounded. The war offlce has rece.ved the follow- ing dlsp-tch from Lord" Roberts, dated Capo Town, January 16, evening: "On the 15th lhe JBoers made a. deter . mined attack on French's advanced post, held by the New Zealand mounted rifles and a detachment of the First Yorkshires. The Boers were repulsed, having 20 killed. Theit wounded are estlrdated at not less than 50. The attack was preceded by a long-range fire from one gun. Otherwise the situation ia unchanged." A-relatlve of General Buller Is reported to have received a cablegram from the general yesterday to the effect that his force is occupying a strong position. This report lacks confirmation. A special dispatch from Cape Town to day says General Gatacre protested to the Boer commander at Stormberg against al lowing wives and daughters of Boer sol diers to reside In or near the camp. The war offlce this i ternoon posted this notice: "The following telegram is the only news which has been received in regard to Bul ler's operations near Springfield." The telegram then proceeds to report the death of a private from dysentery at Springfield bridge camp January 13, and the wounding of another private in a reconnolssance toward the Tugela river January 15. General French's success, though con soling to the British, Is recognized as be ing only a side issue. The country Is grateful to learn that the British losses in the engagement were only six killed and five wounded- The news that two transports with troops have been ordered from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth indi cates that substantial reinforcements are on their way to General French. Prices on the stock exchange today ad vanced on the rumor that Ladysmith had been relieved. There is nothing else, how ever, to corroborate the report. Still Fighting at Rensberg. RENSBERG, Jan. 16. The Boers opened an artillery duel this morning, using a cap tured British 15-pounder, which the Brit ish gunners ultimately silenced. The Brit ish kept up a searching fire all day long on the Boer kopjes, and also dragged up another gun to the summit of Coleskop. SAYS ENGLAND IS WRONG. Ex-Consnl Hollls Calls It an Un rlsrhteous Wnr. BOSTON, Jan. 17. George F. Hollls, who was United States consul at Cape Town under President Harrison, has writ ten a letter to the committee in charge of the meeting to be held at Faneull hall in support of the Boers, in which he says: "I accept with great pleasure your invi tation to speak to the Boston people in Faneuil hall on the subject of England In he Transvaal, believing as I do, that for several years the attempt has been delib erately made to mislead the minds, not only of our own people, but of the "people of England on this question. "I have Ions held the belief that the United States and England wee;J;ohaye a large and honorable share "Inadvancl ing the' civilizationof the" world, and I- am grieved beyond measure that England ' has become involved In what I consider to be an unrighteous war. The position of President Kruger and his relations to the Uitlanders was very peculiar. He had, in the first place, to listen to the de mands of this great inrush of people and in the meantime to bring his people, .who had little knowledge of modern appli ances, somewhat Into sympathy with what the-time required. "To do this required time, patience and tact, all of which President Kruger pos sesses in large measure. Had the Eng lish representatives met him In the spirit of good will and fairness, all their just de mands and claims would have been amica bly met. But because of the arrogant and reckless spirit displayed by these people an animosity was created In the minds of the Dutch burgher which re tarded all the efforts of radical and pro gressive parties In the republic to advance matters as they desired." RELEASE OF THE BUNDESRATH. England Will Take Steps to Prevent a. Similar Recurrence. BERLIN, Jan. 17. An official telegram from London says the British govern ment has declared that, now the inquiry into the seizure of the Bundesrath Is con cluded, her release may be expected Im mediately and a satisfactory,, settlement of the pending difficulties may be regard ed as certain. Measures, it is added, will also be taken to prevent a recurrence of similar Incidents. The foreign offlce officials informed the Associated Press that Great Britain ad mits that no contraband of war was found on the Bundesrath, and promises that the steamer will be released today or tomorrow. SHELLING OF MAFEKING. Boers Deliberately Bombarded the Women's Laager. LONDON, Jan. 17. The following dis patch has been received from Mafeklng under date of January 3: , "The enemy began a renewed and vig orous attack on Mafeklng January 1, and deliberately fired six nine-pounder shells Into the woman's laager, killing a little girl and wounding two children. The strategical position Is unchanged. Colonel Baden-Powell sent a strong protest to Commandant Snyman against shelling the woman's laager. Two mules killed by a shell were eaten'by Kaffirs. Foreigners Pouring Into Transvaal. LONDON, Jan. 18. A correspondent o the Dally Mail at Lourenco Marques says: "Numerous foreigners arrive here In French vessels. They enter a station out side the town and leave at a station be fore the Transvaal is reached. Then they walk across the border and rejoin the train. Hundreds have passed through in that way since the outbreak of the war." Comforts for British Soldiers. VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 17. A mass meeting of the women of Vancouver, summoned by Mayor Garden, was beld this afternoon to arrange for providing the soldiers in South Africa with neces sary comforts. The work has been en thusiastically taken up under the leader ship of Lady Tupper, wife of Sir Charles Hlbbert Tupper. Plainer Marching to Mafeklng. LOURENCO MARQUES, Monday, Jan. 15. A dispatch by way of Belra, dated Thursday, January 11, announces' that Colonel Plumer has arrived near MochudI, about 100 miles north of Mafeking, with a portion of his forces from Tuli. Gatacre Warns the Boers. STERKSTROOM, Wednesday, Jan. 17. General Gatacre has warned the Boer com mandant that if the women are not re moved they must take their chances of being shot in the event of an attack. AH is quiet here. Kobbe- Sails With a Regiment to Occupy the Islands. INSURGENTS ARE IN POSSESSION Negrros Rebel General's Proposition Colonel Byrne Surprised a Filipino Camp. "MANILA, Jan. 17, 7:05 P. M. Colonel Kobbe, with the Forty-eighth infantry, sailed on board the transport Hancock today, with gunboats escorting. The ob jective of the force Is probably the im portant islands of Samar and Leyte, which the insurgents hold. The American blockade and the levies of the Tagal army have caused great suffering among the people, and hundreds of persons are in an almost starving con dition. The Tagal general, Maurlclo, recently landed at Negros from the Island of Panay and requested a. conference with Colonel Byrne. He proposed that the insurgents be let alone and permitted to wear s.de arms and uniforms In the towns until the war In Luzon la 'ended, when they would surrender. Colonel Byrne refused to agree to this, however, and said they should be considered as bandits and shot if they were found armed. Colonel Byrne surprised the insurgent camp the same night and scattered the Filipinos, killing 30 of them, including a general. The presence here of Archbishop Chap pelle, the apostolic delegate to the Philip pines, is greatly stirring the Catholics of all nationalities. The FJIpInos have gained the impression that Mgr. Chap pelle is the joint agent of President Mc Klnley and the pope to restore the friars. The Catholics of all sections are petition ing Mgr. Chappelle and Major-General Otis against the friars returning to their parishes, repeating the charges of oppres sion, cruelty and Immorality. To quell the excitement, Major-General Otis con sented to the publication in the local newss papers of a statement which he had made to a delegation of Filipinos, as follows: "If the church authorities assign friars to curacies who are obnoxious to the peo ple, they will not be compelled to accept them. The Individual liberty guaranteed by the American constitution will not be denied the Filipinos, and the government will not force on them any ecclesiastical denomination contrary to their wishes." OTIS REPORTS THE CAMPAIGN. Operations in Luzon and the South ern iHlaniV' WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. The following cablegram was received by the war de partment from General Otis today: "Manila, Jan. 17. Schwan'a troops, in dependent of Batangas province, are about to move eastward Into the provinces of Tayabas and Laguna; Wheaton .s moving on Lemerl and Taal, and has the navy's co-operation; casualties slight; insurgent o cqnsiaerbfe In men and property, as tlfey keep Up constant opposition. Expedi tion tinder Kobbe will, leave for hemp ports tonight. General Hughes is absent on the western coast of Panay, policing the section. A band of 86 Tagals, which landed In Negros In December, was struck by Byrne in Negros mountains, who killed 13 and captured 28 rifles, and ammu nition; no casualties. Troops in Northern Luzon are Dusy pursuing robber bands, with good results." PHILHPINE COMMISSION'S REPORT. Features of the Government to Be Recommended. -NEW YORK. "Jan. 17.-A special t0 the Herald from Washington says: "The motive, taking account of the ex perience as well as the political aspira tions of the Filipinos, to devise a form of government adapted to them, is to secure on the one hand good government, and on the other, to satisfy their aspirations for self government." This statement, relative to the Philip pine commission's report, was made to night by Jacob G. Schurman, president of the commjtsslon All that Mr. Schurman cared to state further was that the report would consist of four or more volumes, the first of which would be devoted to the character of the government to be estab lished in the Philippines after peace and order are restored. These are understood to be the principal features of the gov ernment to be recommended: An American governor, who will control the affairs of the entire archipelago, and who will bo appointed by the president. A council, comprising Americans and natives, who will be advisers to the gov ernor. A legislative assembly, partly appoint ive and partly elective, the acts of which shall be subject to the qualified veto of the governor and the absolute veto of congress. Governors of provinces to be appointed. Subdivision of the Island into small sec tions, over which Americans or educated natives vshall preside. The scheme of government has been made sufficiently elastic to enable the smhstitiitlnn nf natives fnr Amerlo.nna when It becomes apparent that they are sufficiently educated in self-government to administer public affairs. No glitter ing promises are to be held out to the natives, but as they develop under Amer ican tuition, it is proposed gradually to introduce them into positions of responsi bility. Colonel Denby Is principally responsible for the opinion drawn upon the Chinese question. He has also dealt with the economic question. Professor Worcester, whose Investigations in the Philippines were principally confined to sociological and territorial matters, will frame that part of the report dealing with them. Ad miral Dewey will write on the strategical value of .the Islands and will particular ly ptolnHout; the advantages of a naval station In Sublg bay. " f CASUALTY LIST. Otis' Regular Roport to the War De- partment. WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. General Ot's has cabled the war department the follow ing list' of casualties: "Manila, Jan. 16. Deaths Drowned Jan uary 3, Gotta Batch, Mindanao, Thomas G. Williams, Thirty-first Infantry; Janu ary 7, Aparrl, Luzon, John K. Stoltz, Six teenth infantry; January 8r Montalban, Wilson F. Webber, Twenty-seventh In fantry; Manila, W. L. Wren, Forty-first Infantry; Panden, Panay, L. H. Poorman, Nineteenth Infantry; typhoid, October 31. Robert McKnight, Twenty-fourth Infan try; December 30, Wlnfleld Marshall, Twenty-fourth Infantry; December 6, Ed ward Major, Seventeenth Infantry; De cember 18, Harry Thomas, Seventeenth Infantry; December 5, Henry G. Whar ton, Seventeenth infantry; Benjamin Ha worth, Third Infantry; William M. Broth erton, Eleventh cavalry; Patrick Mason, Twenty-fourth infantry. "Dysentery December 10, John M. Healy, Seventeenth infantry; Adam DIehl, Seventeenth1 infantry; John S?' Tarvln. Thirty-fourth Infantry; 7th, William F. Lindsay, Fourth cavalry; 9th, Arthur Tur ton, Twenty-sixth infantry; lth, Benja min Gardner, Fourth cavalry; 13th, Ben jamin Grace, Sixth Infantry; Charles E. Harter, Eighteenth Infantry. "Pneumonia December H, P. Williams, Thirty-fourth Infantry. "Malaria December 5. Joseph Crane, Seventeenth infantry; 25th, Peter Robin son, Thirty-fourth infantry; January 7, C. E. Whltford, band, Thirty-fourth In fantry. "Cerebral hemorrhage "December 14, George Kltch, Twenty-fourth infantry; 27th, C. F. Adams, cook, Twentieth In fantry. "Malarial fever 26th, W. F. Tucker, band. Twelfth infantry. "Neuralgia of heart J. F. Leary, Thirty-fourth infantry. "Variola December 25, Chas. F. Easlsy. band. Thirty-fourth Infantry; January 5, John M. Greggs, Twenty-fourth infantry. "Diphtheria January 2, J. L. Porter, musician. Twenty-fourth infantry. "Cardiac dilation January 7, A. P. Swlefel, Twelfth Infantry. "Tuberculosis 13th, Harold Reldslnger, Sixteenth Infantry. "Pulmonary apoplexy 10th, William G. Llewelljnr Sixth infantry; 12th, C. Os wald, sergeant. Eighteenth Infantry. "Gunshot wound November 17, W-HIara Pollock, Third cavalry; January 8, R. H. WIlliamB, Twenty-eighth infantry; 12:h, Jcfscph Cook, Ninth Infantry. "Accidental 4th, William T. Miller. Thirty-eighth Infantry. "Suicide 6th, P. B. Craddock. Fourth cavalry; 11th, George W. Cartls, Eigh teenth Infantry. OTIS." Transport Sheridan Sails. TACOMA, Jan. 17, The huge transport Sheridan sailed for Manila this morning with an Immense cargo of hay, meats and army supplies. She also carries heavy malls for the soldiers and materials for building an additional Ice plant at Ma- nila. CLARK INVESTIGATION. Extends Beyond the Scandal of the Montana Legislature. WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. William C. Coo'k and William F. Rector were before the senate committee on privileges and elections in the Clark Investigation to day. Mr. Cook Is an official connected with the Thomas Cruse savings bank, of Hele na, and his testimony related solely to the deposit of money In the bank by per sons who were regarded as representa tives of Mr. Clark in his contest for the senate. , Mr. Rector proved to be somewhat of an irrepressible witness, volunteering more I Information than he was asked for. He thus brought the Lewis and Clark county grand jury investigation Into the testi mony, contrary to the wish of the com mittee, which was not to take it up at all. The intrusion of the matter caused the defense to raise the point as to wheth er the charges In connection with the grand jury should be entered upon, and the committee adjourned until Friday next wlthout deciding it. To take up that phase of the question would materially extend the inquiry. At the outset today. Senator Faulkner stated, in behalf of Clark, that the letters written to him during and since the Ses sion of the legislature by Mr. Rector had been found in Butte and were on their way to Washington. The first witness was William C. Cook, who was questioned concerning the ac counts of A. J. Davidson and Hon. J. K. Toole with the bank. Davidson's account wds opened September 9, 1S9S, and closed February 9, 1899. Davidson was consid ered a representative of Mr. Clark In the senatorial campaign, and the effort was to show that Senator CIark'3 money was being used. .Mr. Cook said that from first to last $21,800 was deposited in Mr. David son's name, and that $13,000 of this amount came Into the bank In the shape of a draft from the bank of Clark & Bro., Butte, and J3S0O on a telegraphic order of trans- fer from that bank. He said the money nil povpri nn. h,,f h Pm.iri nnt remember to whom any of the checks were made payable. In the case of Mr. Toole, there was an effort to connect his withdrawal from the contest with Mr. Clark's name, but Mr. Cook said he knew nothing about politics. Mr. Cook had no recollection of any un usual number of ?1C00 bills In circulation In Helena during the winter of 1S9S-99, when the senatorial contest was on. The deposit slips In Mr. Toole's name showed deposits in currency amounting to $Sfa from November 3. 189S, to July 31, 1S99. Mr. Davidson had been in the commission business, but had made an assignment. Mr. Rector, who raid he was an expert accountant, was the next witness. He tes tified that he had secured rooms in Helena to be used durine the senatorial contest at the instance of A. J. Steele, getting three rooms In the Power block, which met Steele's requirement of a vault and a number of entrances. The rooms, the witness described as "a trap." and said they were used for consultation with members or the legis'ature. He stated that he had seen several members In the rooms and had heard Messrs. Steele, Davidson and other supporters of Mr. Clark dis cussing 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 cross-examination, to his relations with Steele, the wit ness contended that the latter was no es pecial friend of his. "Tho only sign of his friendship I ever received," he said, "was that after he had bought the grand jury, he gave me $50 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 enter into the grand jury investigation. The Information had been volunteered, and Mr. Faulkner insisted that if it was to stand he should have opportunity to re fute lt The committee took the matter under advisement. The witness gave the amounts which were, according to his In formation, paid to the different members of the grand jury. During the cross-examination a sharp discussion occurred between ex-Senators Edmunds 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't keep within the rules," responded the Ver monter. Senator Chandler Interfered at this point, and the Investigation proceeded. Mr. Rector said he was positive that the member of the legislature who was paid for his vote in the presence of the wit ness had put the money In his pocket. He said this man was one of a number of republican members who were not to vote Immediately for Clark, not until "the button was touched." Replying to Mr. Faulkner's efforts to show inconsistency between the state ments made today and those made in Montana, Mr. Rector explained by saying: "I have made no study of It, because there was no money In It for me." "Are you certain of that?" asked Mr. Faulkner. "Not a dollar," was the reply. The committee adjourned until Friday before Mr. Rector concluded his testi mony. " It May Get Through the Senate Next Month. HENDERSON .win, DECIDE ITS FATE It Is Practically Settled That the Clayton-Bnlwer Treaty Will Be Ignored. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. It Is the in tention of the Nicaragua canal bill ,to push It through, regardless of the fact that the last commission is now on its way to Nicaragua to Investigate the subject. The action of the senate committee will be followed by as speedy action In the sen ate as can be had, and probably before the end of February, or early In March, the canal bill will be sent over to tha house, and It will remain for Speaker Hen derson either to allow or prevent Its con s deration there. The question was raised In the commit tee as to the effect the Clayton-Bulwei treaty might have upon the bill, but the action of the committee practically means that the Clayton-Bulwec treaty will ba Ignored, and, in fact. It is considered by many of the leading diplomatic lawyers of the senate that It was terminated whnn England violated- some of ita provisions relative to British Honduras. Senator McBride, who is a member ot the committee reporting the bill, says that ho has no doubt that the treaty Is abro gated, and that furthermore the fact that. I t has outlived Its usefulness is a reason why It should be ignored by the United 'States. While he does not wish to have any imbroglio with Great Britain, ha does not believe, nor do the members of tho committee believe, that England will make the slightest objection to the construction of the canal by the United States, a proposed by the Hepburn bill. It is a remarkable advancement which ha3 been made in the proposed legisla tion when the committees of both houses agree upon a bill for the construction: of a canal by the United States when for the past 10 years the proposition baa been for the other plan, in whlh the United States should become merely a stockholder There Is evidently a long step In the right direction when it is proposed that the United States will build and own the canal, and that seems to be the plan. JHHtary for Alaska. Judge Jackson, of Cape Nome. Alaska, conferred with the secretary of war rela t.ve to the recent order to Increase the military forces in Alaska. He assured the secretary that the law-abiding citi zens and propertty-holders, with the excep tion of those seeking civil appointments, strongly Indorsed tills determ-natlon, and retard the ml.ltary government as not only a satisfactory one, but the only one that is able to meet the demands of the situa tion. "A military government Is not cor- i Pt and cannot be." said he. "The very nresence of the military will insure order- ly conditions." He says that even a larger I force than that being sent would be more I satisfactory than the number decided on. Jackson has appeared before the commit" 1 tiies of both house and" senate, and says that, after talking witn a jsrge numoer of senators and representatives, tie be lieves that this congress will pass a civil code for Alaska and a measure dividing the territory Into three jud'eiai districts, one in Southeastern Alaska, the second Northern Alaska, including Cape Noma country, and the third the country along the Yukon. Homes for All Veterans. Representative Tongue today Introduced a bill extending the law which granted to the state and territories that have es tablished homes for disabled soldiers and sailors of the civil war, the sum of $10a a year for each soldier or sailor, veterans i." ,?" ;""" " firv 7 Ignited Statts or any state or tatrltoo, as of any Ind'an war engaged In by the well as veterans of the Spanish or Philip pine wars. M. L. Jones, of Brooks. Or.. Is In Wash- ington. representing the Interest o the hopgrowers' association. He has conferred with Representative Tongue, who will of fer an amendment to the pure-food bill to this effect. Qnay-Clnrlc Alliance. A report has been circulated that Quay haa formed some sort of an alliance with Clark of Montana, by which he Is to gei democratic votes in return for Quay re publican votes. It Is said that this deal, unless It Is disproved, will have a bad effect upon Quay on the republican side. as many republican senators, from what they have learned up to the present time, have about made up their minds to vota to unseat Clark. But any combination ot that kind Is sure to injure both sides, and probably the shrewd managers of both Quay and Clark will hasten to deny that J any deal has been made. The Quay men are making very strong claims as to tno number of votes they have, but they do not name those who have changed posi tions since the vote was taken on the Corbett case. "Western Vice-Presidential Candidate Senator Scott, of West Virginia, has declared for a Western vlce-prealdentlal candidate Scott Is closer to Hanna than he Is to any other man. He was an office holder under McKlnley before he became senator. Scott's declaration Is a pointer to the followers of the administration. It will be found that the attention of the whole crowd will soon be turned In that direction. FORTIFYING THE CANAL. Great Britain and Germany Serve) Notice That They Will Protest. CHICAGO. Jan. 17. A special to the Times-Herald from Washington, says: Both Great Britain and Geramnr fcavo formally served notice that they will pro test against fortification of the Nicaragua canal, if that waterway bo constructed by the American government. SIgsbee's Nerr Place. WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. Order3 were! Issued today formally detach'ng Captain Slgsbee from the command of the Texas and assigning him tp the head ot tho naval intelligence bureau. i a Report of Disaster Not Confirmed. SAN DIEGO, Cal.f Jan. 17. There 13 nothing known here or at Ensenada cor roborating the report of the blowing up of the gasoline schooner Anita at Magda lena bay and killing her crew of six. i o The Avigliano Explosion. TURIN, Jan. 17. It is announced that 13 persons altogether were killed and 40 others were wounded by the explosion yesterday of dynamite at Avigliano, 14 miles from here. o - ' Castellanc's Heavy Losses. PARIS, Jan. IS. The Matin today says it is rumored on the bourse that Count Bonl de Castellane. husband of Anna Gould, has lost 3.000,000 franc3 by unlucky speculations.