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THE MOHNING OKEGOKEAN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1900.
lator Turner Arraigned the
ANOTHER DAY OF ORATORY
Prtfiolmrd on tlie Race Question In
the Sou tli Proceedings in the
'.: HrsSHlJ?GTCwf Jan: "22 This -was an
other day of orators' in the senate, little
fcdiwnd routine" business being transacted.
Pritchard delivered a long and carefully
prepared address on the race question in
the tSouth, his remarks being addressed
particularly to the proposed amendment
to the constitution or North Carolina,
which, if enacted, he said, would disfran
chise a large mass of voters, both -white
He "was followed by Turner of "Wash
ington, in a speech, on the Philippine
question, in "which he arraigned the ad-
ministration's policy as set out in the
president's m&ssage, and the speech of
Bei'orWge. Turner -was given close atten
tion by his -colleagues.
The house "was In session only 40 min
utes today, and nothing of public import
ance "was done except to refer to the
speaker for settlement a. dispute between
the appropriations and military affairs
committee over jurisdiction of the esti
mates for the appropriations for the man
ufacture -of small arms at the Kock Isl
and and Springfield arsenals. A few
District of Columbia bills of minor im
portance "were passed.:
THE DAY IX THE SENATE.
Pritchard on the Xojrro Question
Turner on the Philippines.
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. Soon after the
senate convened today a joint resolution,
was offered by Piatt (rep , N. T.), au
thorizing the president to ask the govern
ment of Great Britain to join In the pro
motion of an international commission to
examine and report on the division of wat
ers that are the "bpundaries of the two
countries. It "nas referred to the commit
tee on foreign relations.
Hoar (rep, Mass), chairman of the
judiciary committee, reported back the.
resolution of Rawlins (dem., Utah), for
an inquiry upon polygamy, with a rec
ommendation that the first and last para
graphs of the resolution be adopted. The
report was accepted and the resolution
as amended was adopted. The resoluti6n
as passed reads:
'T what extent polygamy is practiced
or polygamous marriages entered Into In.
the United States or in places where they
have jurisdiction. "What, If any, steps
should be taken or measures enacted for
The prevention of polygamy in the United
States and places over which it has juris
diction." Alien (pop., Neb.) offered a resolution
calling -upon the secretary of the treas
ury to furnish the senate with all the
Information, consisting of correspondence
and verbal communications, he may have
had with A P. Hepburn and other offi
cials of the National City, bank, of New
York, concerning the transmission of the
custom-house of New Tork to the Na
tional City bank. It went over under ob
jection. At the conclusion of the routine busi
ness, Pritchard (rep., N. C.) called up his
resolution relating to the proposed amend
ment to the constitution of North Caro
lina, which, if adopted, It is alleged, will
disfranchise a large class of voters of
he istate. After reading the resolution,
Pritchard addressed the senate, his ad
dress being in answer to that delivered
several days ago by Senator 3Torgan.
Pritchard said the question Involved the
peace and welfare of the nation and the
stability of our institutions. The con
stitution guaranteed to each state- a re
publican government. If Senator Mor
gan's contention prevailed there would
be pure nullification. He said the demo
crats of North Carolina .were attempting
to deprive certain citizens of guaranteed
rights, just as the democrats of Louisi
ana had done. Pritchard said that If
Senator Morgan was right, then the dem
ocratic party ought to have the courage
to propose the abrogation of the 15th
amendment, which gives the negro the
right of franchise. He said the adoption
of the proposed amendment to the North
Carolina constitution would sound the
death knell to the aspirations of every
Zeb Vance democrat in the state. "While
it is claimed that the object of the pro
posed amendment was to secure white su
premacy, said Pritchard, the real purpose
Is to disfranchise thousands of white and
colored citizens, and-thus create an office
holding class. There could be no fear of
negro 'domination in North Carolina, de
clared Pritchard, because the whites out
numbered the blacks by two to one. He
regarded the attempt to amend the con
stitution as an effort to legalize fraudulent
methods of the democratic party.
In the course of his speech Pritchard
said the cry of "negro domination" was
-the answer given to every proposition
made by the republicans.
He was interrupted by Tillman (dem.,
S. C ), who said that little else was to
be expected when the administration con
tinually thrusts negro postmasters on the
privilege of the South.
Pritchard There you have it. If I
should read the ten commandments to the
senator he would cry "negro" back at
Tillman We say nigger In the South,
not negro. Let us stick to the facts.
Pritchard The senator may use what
ever expression he likes. I'll use mine.
Pritchard, on resuming his speech, re
ferred to the smail -vote In the state of.
Mississippi as compared with-the popula-"
Money (dem., Miss) interrupted to ex
plain the point Pritchard had made, when
he. In turn, was interrupted by Chandler
(rep., N. H.), who asked, if an election
had been held in Mississippi last year.
Money replied evasively.
Chancier Well, I wish the senator
would examine and tell us if an election
was held in his state last year.
Money replied that an election was held
5n Mississippi last year, and intimated that
he had replied evasively to Chandler's
question because, as he said, "I am as
afraid of the senator (Chandler) as I am
of a monkey in a powder magazine with
matches. I've been the lcilm of his w It
before, but Pm glad to give him any in
formation I have."
In accordance with notice previously
given, Turner (dem., Wash.) addressed
the senate on the Philippine question. His
discussion took a wide range.
"Neither the stately periods of the
president's message, nor the fervid ora
tory of a senator's address," said he, "can
change the. facts, of history, -vor metamor
phose the proposed course' of action al
ready partly accomplished, which hi olves
a shocking and perfidious breach of the
national faith Into an act of policy, de
fensible on grounds of justice morality
and national duty. Perfidy and bad faith
were involved In the pretensions put forth
.y the administration of either a legal
or moral right to absorb and govern. the
Philippine islands without the consent of
tholr people. The people of those islands,
wore a 3rave, resolute, JTberty-lo lng peo
ple and their struggle ought to win them
the admiration and respect of every mem
ber of the American senate."
Turner thon related thq oft-told story
of the alliance formed between the United
States forces and the Filipinos for the
subjugation of Manilaand the expulsion
of Spain from the islands, and expressed
the opinion that had our army been de
layed for a few weeks, ihe .Filipinos them- I
selves would have captured the city. He
declared that the Filipinos believed they
were fighting" for their independence, yet
I the president's message .set up the claim
that independence was an afterthought,,
founded on the sinister ambition of cer
tain of the Filipino leaders. This asser
ttlon. Turner said, was unfounded, and
he quoted, extensively from official docu
ments! In -maintenance of his declaration.
P "Our action has no parallel In the his
tory oi me oia worm iruiu iue uc&iuiuu&
of time down to the present moment,,r"
said Turner. "I venture to say there is
not one American voter In a hundred who
would not have repudiated the pretension
of the administration as perfidious and
dishonorable, if called on with full knowl
edge of the facts to sanction them In the
beginning and before the present war
Turner controverted the president's
statement .that theT Islands -are ours by
every title of "law and equity, because, he
said, the FUplnos have assumed that sov
ereignty by the God-given right of revolu
tion. If the United States has any rights
at all In 'the Philippines, they have been
gained purely by purchase, and cannot,
in Turner's opinion, be fixed in law by
the treaty of Paris, because the Filipinos
were riot -a party to that treaty.
Referring to the speech of Beverldge as
a rhapsody, Turner said-. It lacked the
majestic harmony which can be evoked
only when the nobler chords are struck.
Be maintained .that the Filipinos knew
that the function of a government is to
preserve the life and liberty and -property,
and believes they are abundantly able
to maTntaln such a government. ' '
"Alrea'dy our Philippine experiences are
beginning lo have the' boomerang effect
predicted by the senator from. Indiana,"
said Turner. "There is a primitive peo
ple In South Africa. a. mere handful, pious
and simple, brave and heroic, but careless
of the great wealth lying under their
hands, indifferent to its civilizing Influ
ences and disposed to live throughout their
simple 'lives lif their own simple way.
They -are thc'last'llnk-that'connects; us
with -one of the' great heroic epochs -in
the world's history- A great nation hav
ing racial tendencies similar to our own
has seen the present deplorable condition
of affairs among this South African peo
ple and has determined to Improve and
civilize "them' In the samd way we are
improving 'and" civilizing the 'simple and
brave Filipinos. THey are Hot Succeed"'
lng" so well, unfortunately, in theli self
imposed task as wo are. The Afrikanders
are proving themselves to be worthy sons
of heroic sires. They, are making an he
roic figfttv and, one which has become the
wpnder and ,, admiration of mankind
throughout the world. Because 6f what
we, in common "with mankind, owe to
their blobd, because tney are bravely
fighting'a ruthless invader of their homes
and -firesides, because they are fighting
for liberty to govern themselves and
their affairs in their own way, because
when.fhey go down another republic will
have perished; they undoubtedly carry
with them in their, struggle" the profound
sympathy jof the American people. In
other days our7sympathy would have been
expressed through" governmental chan
nels. But now" the ghost of liberty, mur
dered in the Philippines, stands In the
way. We cannot even preserve a decent
neutrality between this heroic people and
their assailants. It Is yet permitted to us,
however, as individuals, to avert our eyes
and, as these noble men go down to death
and oblivion, to sav to them, as I now
-do, 'Thou last' survivors of a heroic age,
haH-"and farewell!' "
Turner", after a brief legal and consti
tutional argument bearing uppn the status
of the United' States in the Philippines,
made the point that annexation of the
Philippines would debauch the citizenship
of the country.
"The Filipinos," he said, "will have all
the privileges of citizens of the United
States to themselves and their products.
This would be to pauperize the labor of
the country, to put the 10,000,000 under
paid and underfed Filipinos against the
mechanic,, the artisan and the laboring
man. of this land?'
Turner in conclusion said that every
body knew a declaration by congress of
Its purpose to confer self-government on
the Filipinos would stop the war in
stantly, and eloquently urged the adop
tion of such a declaration.
"If we now give them justice, we will
have done more for their mental, moral
and political regeneration and for all other
kindred races than we could do in a hun
dred years of political communion and
Turner was accorded unusual attention
throughout his speech.
The senatepasSed a bill to create two
additional judicial districts in New York
Depew (rep., N. T.), from the com
mittee on International expositions, fa
vorably reported a joint resolution author
izing the president to appoint a mem
ber of the Daughters of the Revolution
as a representative of this government at
the 'unveiling of the statue of La Fayette
at the ParlsXBPsltion, and to represent
the governments the exposition.
Cockrell (darnMo.) called attention to
the fact Hat IHerewas an understanding
thatQ women should' represent the gov
ernment at the Parrs exposition, the
French government having objected to
Depew replied that he knew of no such
restriction, but Allison rep., la.) said such
a restriction was made.
The .senate, without acting- on the reso-.
Iutl6n, went into executive, session, and at
4:18 R. M. adjourned.
In the Honse,
This was District of Columbia day In the
house. Before the day was claimed for
business relating to the District, some
minor business was transacted. The ques
tion -of a change of reference of the es
timates for the Rock Island and Spring
field armories from the- committee on mil
itary affairs to the committee on appro
priations was taken up. This question In
volved the appropriation for the construc
tion of small arms, and the matter was
held In abeyance pending an attempt to
compromise the controversy. '
The house then proceeded - to consider;
the. District matters. Several minor, bills
were passed. It was agreed that the es-'
tlmates for thB Rock Island and Spring
field armories should be referred to the
speaker for reference, as an original prop
osition. Then, at 12:40 P. M., the house
adjourned until tomorrow.
TWO NEW BRIGADIER - GEXERAIS.
Colonel George M. Randall and Colo
nel James Bell Promoted.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. The president
sent the following nominations to the sen
To be brigadier-generals Colonel George
M. Randall, Eighth infantry, U. S. A.;
Colonel James Bell, Twenty-seventh In
fantry, U. S. "V. J
Tpbe second lieutenant U. S. V. Ser
geant Charles McG. Swltzer, company B,
Forty-fifth Infantry, U. S. V.
To be paymaster, with rank of major
Captain Alfred S. Frost
Hawaiian Public Lands.
WASHINGTON, Jan 22 The house
committee on sterritqrles today gave a
hearing upon the subject of the disposition
pf ,the public lands of Hawaii. Mr. Her
mann, commissioner pf thg general land
office, favored placing the lands under the
public land office, and his attitude waa
opposed by William O Smith, attorney
general of Hawaii, and other Hawalians.
Cost of Collecting; Customs.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 Secretary
Gage has sent to, congress an estimate
of $7,872,000 as the cost of collecting the
customs during the next fiscal year.
An Extraordinary Record.
109,303 cases of G. H. Mumm's Extra
Dry Imported In 1S99, or 72,495 cases more
than any other brand, was never before
approached. Its quality cannot be ex
celled at any price, and their 195 vintage
now Imported was seldom equaled, J
THE ELECTION OF CLARK
ANOTHER LEGISLATOR SATS
WAS OFFERED A. BRIBE.
President ol a Helena Bank Noticed"
Ko Unusual Financial Activity' '
at the Time.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. The senate
committee on privileges and elections
held but a brief session today, on account
of the non-appearance of witnesses. Pi ev
ident Smith, of the Montana National
bank, and Representative Murray, of the
Montana house of representativeSj .were
the pnly , witnesses, on the stand,, Mr.
Smith's testimony was immaterial. Mr.
Murray testified that he was offered $10,000
to vote for Senator' Clark by persons
whom he considered representatives of
When the committee, began Its session
today ex-Senator Faulkner informed tjie
committee that the Ector letters had .not
yet arrived. He said they had leftJButfo
last Monday night, and were expected
The first witness of the day was A. L.
Smith, president of the Montana National
bank, of Helena .Evidently the purpose
of calling Mr. Smith was to show trans-
uuuuiis ior im; uu.uk involving tseuuuu
Clark or members of the last Montana
legislature. Mrlt Smith could recall the
names of only a few members who had
accounts at the bank last winter, and"
these had, he said, been depositors at the
bank for several years He also said that
neither Clark nor Wellcome had trans
acted any business In the bank "during the
list session of the legislature, except that
Clark had opened an account with the
bank just prJ6r'lothe close of the ses
sion,. He-had then given, .him. a personal
check for $50,000, and he had neyer drawn
rupon the account since. Smith said the
bank kept no record of $1000 bills passing
through it, and he did not remember but
one or two cases, which cases were
not connected with the legislature or the
senatorial contest. He also said his bank
and the bank of Clark & Bro., of Butte,
Patrick , Murray, of the Montana leg
islature, from Butte, testified that he had
several times been approached and his
vote solicited for Clark for Senator. He
detailed the particulars of two interviews
with a Mr. Gallick, a supporter of Clark,
who had on both occasions held up his
hands and spread out his fingers, and
thumbs, saying that he (the witness) could
have that for his vote if cast for Clark
for the senate. JBe said George Casey had
come to him to buy a piece of mining
ground which the witness owned, but that
the condition of the sale was that he
should vote for Clark for senator. He
had refused all the propositions because
Clark had opposed the election of the
ticket on which he made the race for the
legislature He had not been employed by
Daly for 14 years, and was under no ob
ligations to that gentleman.
At this point the prosecution announced
that they "had no more witnesses on hand,
and the committee adjourned until tomor
row. The Missing? Witness.
COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 22. It has devel
oped that John Murphy, of Butte, Mont.,
the missing witness In the Clark sena
torial Investigation, at Washington, was
in this city last week. He was at the
European hotel, paying his bill and pre
sumably leaving the city Saturday. While
here ho discussed the Clark case with the
PROSPECTS FOR CANAL BILL.
Favorable Canvass of Members of
ihe Senate and Honse.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. According to
the Herald's Washington correspondent,
the Hepburn-Morgan Nicaragua canal bill
wlllBe passed during the present sessffin
of corigress. Speaker Henderson Is 'In
favor of the bill and of prompt action.
Senator Frye, president pro tem of tno
senate, wants action by the senate, and
expresses the belief that the bill will Da
passed at an early date. The measure
will receive the approval of the president.
There Is an overwhelming majority In
both houses of congress In favor of tho
pending bill, and In favor of passing It
without waiting for the report of the
Walker commission. The Herald's poll
shows: - $
In favor of action, this setBlonr k
Senators .. - C2
Kepresentatlv es 254
In favor of delay:
Senators .......-....,... 1
Noncommittal or not canvassed:
Senators : 23
Representathea .. .,67
Total . !.. ,'...."..7 00
Many men In the house classed as non
committal ''are strong lncllnedv to favor
the Hepburn bill, but are unwilling to
commit themselves before they have seen
the report of the committee. Some or
those who are opposed to action at this
time, -Bill, when confronted with the ne
cessity of getting on record, vote for tno
bill. It is said that at least four-fiftbs
of both houses 'will vote for the measure.
Senators who express no decided prefer
ence, one "way or the other, are, largely
administration men, who will be Influenced
in their votes by the desire of the presi
dent and the administration leaders. The
knowledge that President McKinley la
anxious to see the canal bill passed by this
congress, will," It Is believed, insure the
votes of these" senators? for the measure.
ROBERTS CASE IN THE JIOTJSE.
How the Matter Will Be Considered
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. The special
committee to Investigate the case qf Representative-elect
Roberts, of Utah today
Issued the programme for the consideration
p f the caseylnifhe house'. I It,-wllllbe" called
up tdmorrdAv immediately after the read
ing of the journal. Tayler of Ohlo chair
man of the committee, will open the de
bate In favorv of the majority resolution
to exclude, and will be followed by Ilt
tlefleld of Maine, who will present the ar
gument In iavor ot .seating and then ex
pelling Roberts "Roberts' will then be
given an opportunity to address thathouse.
He will be allow edas much time as he
desires, within reasonable limits. The
vote will be taken at 4.30 P. M., Thurs
day. Election of Senators. '
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. The report
filed today on the house, bill for electlpn
of United States senators by the people
reviews the arguments made in favor of
this change and refers to the unfortunate
conditions which have occurred In Ken
tucky, Idaho, Delaware and other states
under the present system. The bill, as
reported, leaves it discretionary with the
legislature to continue the present sys-r
tem or adopt the system of choice by the
To Reconsider Snnioan Treaty Vote,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. In the execu
the session of the senate today Jones of
Arkansas gave notice that at the next
executive session he would cail up his
motion to reconsider the vote-jpn .-which
the .Samoan treaty was ratified ,
Masters and Pilots in, Session, i '
WASHINGTON, Jan.-22 The American,
Associatfdn of Masters and Pilots of Steam
Vessels began its-annual session In, this
city today. Members are present gfrom al
most every port in the United States, and
a number of matters of importance to the
shipping interests are to be cpnsidered,
notable among which are efforts to secure
legislative action prohibiting the towing
of rafts in the Pacific ocean and, abolish
ing the smoke nulsanoe, whjch is making J
traffic. In New York harbor dangerous.
Only preliminary business was transacted
a o ,.
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY.
Pop'e Leo XIII "Warmly Praises
NEW YORK, Jan. 22. Archbishop TCeane,
whorls engaged in Increasing the endow
ment iof the Catholic university at Wash
ington, says the pope warmly praises (the
work of the university. In an Interview
the archbishop says:
"Pope Leo XIII expressed the import
ance of the proposed university,'' for
he knew full well that xhe intellectual con
test of the future v. Ill be, not, as hitherto,
one of sectarlaa controversy, but a great
struggle between Christianity,, and agnos
tlfMsm fnr tho vmtrni nt thp world's Intel -
lect He knew that.the struggle was to bej
fought-out, and especially In the unlveijsl-'j
ties of the world. Therefore he- said he
wished a university of the highest order
to be established In America, and he
wishes that established :n the capital city
of our republic, "in' order that it might not
bo local, but national in its character and
"For five years th university had only a
department of divinity. To this were sent
tfte picked young clergymen of thecountry
for post-graduate divinity studies. This1
school of divinity aimed at further devel
opment, so as to make the Catholic clergy
of the future the most thoroughly culti
vated body of men In the United States. I.
r,Foui yeaTs; ago departments for laity
w,ere opened. They comprise schools uf
letters, philosophy, mathematics, physics,
chemistry, etc. In a word, the organiza
tion of the university now lacks only a
school of medicine for its completion. There
are several professorships already -endowed
hut there remain 15 more not endowed, vlt
Is for the accomplishment of this work
that'-I have been recalled from Rome by
the bishops of the'JJflited. States. The as-suran-cesraay'glyeh
tne make me feel
confident that before the end of two years,
which I am consecrating to this task,
nearly $1,000,000 will have been added to the
"Nearly every one feels sorry that the
number of our colleges la under the risk of
being temporarily diminished by the de
cision ot the gradual elimination of classics
'from the colleges, hitherto conducted by
Christian brothers. This occasions only
temporary difficulties. The number of col
leges will be Increased and their excellence
will not be Impaired, but enhanced as time
goes on. Ways and means will surely be
"The Intellectual, outlook for 4he .next
century has its dark side, but the bright
ness in it predominates. The 19th century
opened under the influence of the sneering,
atheistic policy of Voltaire. It closes with
"Voltaire buried in the contempt which his
superficial sneering deserved. The 20th
century opens with agnosticism as the
chief enemy of Christian religion. Agnos
tlclsm does not sneer, and It is far more
respectable than Voltaire. But it doubts.
It says, 'I do not know.' It Is a philosophy
of not knowing. It acknowledges Itself ig
norant concerning all those mighty prob
lems which affect the welfare of'manklnd.
"Ignorance can never be the guide for
the human race. The philosophy which
says 'I do not know' can never meet the
requirements of humanity. It Is folly to
boast of knowledge when one has no light,
but it is worse folly to close one's ees to
the light and say that all Is dark, when
flight Is abundant for all those who, have
ees to see."
COURSING IK CHICAGO.
r Humane Society Puts an End to the
CHICAGO, Jan. 22. The Times-Herald
"That coursing is doomed in Chicago
was emphatically made manifest yester
day." At the acknowledged headquarters
of '-the .enthusiasts, men- and dogs .Had
gathered, the jackrabbits Imported frojn,
Wichita, Kan., at an expense ' of $2 '5n
apiece, were there, and all that was nec
essary was to start the game going. But
the agents of the Illinois Humane, Society
and blue-coated officers detailed by the
city came also. And there was no cours
ing. "The coursers came early and brought
their hounds, eager for the chase of the
festive jackrabblts. It was all to no
purpose. Two detectives sent by the Hu
mane Society "were on the- ground early,
and hobnobbed "with the bluecoats detailed
thither by tlie city authorities. The ukase
promulgated against coursing a week ago
was evidently still in force. President
Jqhn J. Shortall, of the Humane Society,
had this to say today of the action of
the organization in stopping the coursing:
' 'We sent out officers to arrest any per
sons who might attempt to have cours
ing. We have no quarrel, nor has the
stater of Illinois, with any person who
destroys mercifully life that he owns,
but to tonture an animal to death Is for
bidden by the laws of Illinois. It is certainly-great
torture and an unnecessarily
cruel act to cause the death of an ani
mal through the agency of the teeth or
claws of any other animal set on simply
for so-called sport It Is a lawless, de
moralizing s,ort of- entertainment, and
ought not to be countenanced.' "
THE RUNNING RACES.
Yesterday's Winners at Oakland and
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22zr,T,be; -weather
was fine at Oakland-and the; track
fast. The results were:
Five furlongs, selling Saul of Tarsus,
won. Corolla second, Gundara third; time,
Seven furlongs, selling Tom Cromwell
won, Mike Rice second, Faversham third;
Mile and a sixteenth, selling Merops
won, Scotch Plaid secorid, David Tenny
third; time, 1:40.
Follansbee handicap, purse $1500, seven
furlongs Yellow Tall won, F. W. Brode
'second, Ventoro- third; time, 1:26.
Sis furlopgs, selling Bessie X,ee won,
Lost. Girl second, Cormorant third; time,
One mile The Fretter won, Headwater
second, Catastrophe third;; time, 1:39.
Races ntNew Orleans.
,' NEW ORLEANS, .Jan. 22. The results
Selling, six furlongs By George won,
'Lexington Pirate second, Cotton Plant
third, Ulme, 1:15.
Six. and one-half furlongs Alex won,
Magic Light second,. Sidney Lucas third"
Selling, mile and one - eighth Admetus
won, Frank McConnell second, King Elk
wood third; time, 157.
Handicap, one mUo, Wolhurst won,
Laureate second, Sandurango third; time,
Seven furlongsBelle Ward won. Match
box second, Free Lady third; time, 1:C0
Selling, six furlongs Dlggs won, Cor
ialis second, Jim Gore II third; time-, ljl5.
Almost a Centenarian.
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 22 Dr. Robert
Hi Dalton died suddenly la this city yes
terday, Wh'lle In his chair. He was in
his" 94th year, and had been In usual g"ood
health. The day before his death he wrote
an epitaph for his own tombstone.
Edward M Brown, a member of the
First Washington volunteers, is dead in
this city, the result of disease contracted
in the, Philippines.
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The Cravlnjr for Stimulants.
- This question has lately attracted a
great ueai or aiteniion irom me meuicai
profession The use of stimulants seems
to' be Increasing."1 This clearly shows an
exhausted condition of the nerves and
blood, which may be remedied only by
strengthening the stomach. Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters will do this for you.. It
brings all the energy of a stimulant with
no injurious effects. It cures dyspepsia,
constipation and nervousness. .
SAYS BOERS ARE COWARDS
OPINION OF A LATE RESIDENT OF
Fritz Slosentlinl, a German, Says the
Burghers Are No Match, for
NEW YORK, Jan. 22. FritzMosenthal,
for 35 years a resident of South Africa,
a member of the Johannesburg Relief
Committee of '58, which ."was con
cerned In the Jameson raid, all of whom
were apprehended and were compelled to
! nav "fines of 52000 each, and who is also
- a gold mine director, has arrlved-ln this
city from ' Germany. Mr, MosenthaIr al-
though a German, has a rather poor opin
ion of the'Boers, and says they are cow
ards. Speaking of the Boers as a people,
Mr. Mosenthal said:
"The Boer has no personal courage. He
will fight when he Is under cover, but In
the open, man to man, he is no "match
for ther the Briton or any-other white
"The Boers do not, as a class, possess
any education and do not wish to possess
any. The moment a Boer beepmes
changed from the simple, farmer, fo the
city resident and. his -financial condition, la
enhanced thereby, he becomes a Britlshi
subject and renounces the Boer tradi
tions. "Personally, I believe that the war sit
uation now centers in the district around
Ladysmlth, and I believe that the British
will gain a decisive victory soon, in
which case the trouble will virtually be
at an end."
Regarding the Delagoa bay situation,
Mr. Mosenthal said that in case of Its
being closed "by England, which has the
first claim un it by existing treaties' with
Portugal, there would be no Inlet or out
let for Boer munitions of war, the dis
tance from' points In the interior being
entirely too great to admit of sending
supplies of any kind from that direction.
Regarding the right of franchise de
nied to the British previous to the decla
ration rof hostilities, Mr. Mosenthal .said
It wasquite true that Kruger had offerett.
to'the Uitlanders" a franchise after five
years, but always with the reservation
that each case should he passed on by the
older citizens- of the commonwealth. Mr.
Mosenthal vsalf thai, while it vwas gener
ally .believed that OomPaul was wealthy,
there ,was no -means of knowing just how
rich he Is.
Mr. -Mosenthal left South Africa in Sep
tember, some time previous to the declara
tion of hostilities.
DEFENSES OF JOHANNESBURG.
Great Battles of the War May Be
NEW YORK, Jan. 22. "Even If they are
driven out," said Samuel Stockton, of
Johannesburg. Tvho is in this country
waiting for cessation of hastllltles, last
night at the Waldorf-Astoria, "I do not be
lieve that the Boers have as yet fought
the great battle of the war, or even that
this fight will occur In the mountain
passes Into their country. Not even
Lalng's N.ek Is more impregnable than
Johannesburg, or, rather, than Johan
nesburg can easily be made to be. I do not
know that it would be strictly correct to
say that Johannesburg is naturally de
fended, and yet her impregnable condition
is not due to any effort or intent to. make
her so, but has come accidentally and as
an Incident to the mining that has been
carried on there.
"The Rand belt of mines stretches for a
full 30 miles between Johannesburg and
the Invading force, at Intervals of be
tween a quarter and a half-mile apart.
At each mine are tailing heaps that Is,
the mounds of ground-up fock and debris,
from which the gold has been extracted.
These mounds of tailings, which are of
tremendous height and breadth and much
resemble in size and contour waste piles
outride anthracite coal mines? In Pennsyl
vania, are each especially impregnable
natural forts, while the short distance they
lie apart, with cannon mounted on them,
would make it absolutely Impossible lor
the British to penetrate between.
"On the other hand, they cannot be bat
tered down, and to attack them with ar
tillery would be simply to waste ammu
nition, .for the shells would be lost. Let
them explode In any part of the mound,
the shifting slag would Immediately fill
up the hollow thus made, and the pile
would be as before. Absolutely no ad
vantage would accrue to the attacking
party. Just to give you an Idea of how
great a -quantity of these tailings there
must be, take the following calculation:
"There are mills with; say, 5000 stamps
In the Transvaal, which have been running
steadily for five years. They, or a large
part of them, have really been running
longer, but for the sake of. argument wo
will put It at five years. That means there
are sufficient tailings adjacent to Johan
nesburg to construct a fortification a) feet
wide by six feet In height from that point
to Cape Town, and eVen further."
NOT A FILIBUSTER.
British Ambassador Thongrht
Found a Boer Expedition.
NEW YORK, Jan. 22. A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
Only one complaint has been registered
at the state department that a filibuster
ing expedition was organizing in this coun
try for the purpose of proceeding to South
Africa. The complaint was filed two" days
agovby the British ambassador, who gave
the state department notification of the
impending departure of a vessel from
Philadelphia, laden with an armed expedi
tion in the Interest of the B&ers: An In
vestigation, by, the treasury department
disclosed that the vessel was a sea-going
tug with about sufficient coal capacity to
carry it from Philadelphia to the Dela
ware breakwater and back again.
Though the British .ambassador under
stands that many men have been recruited
in , this country for service in the Boer
army, he has found it Impossible to stop
the practice, as the American neutrality
laws cannot be applied to unarmed men
leaving the United States, no matter if
their destination may be the Transvaal.
It would Jiot be surprising to the officials
if the British government were also ob
taining recruits here, but this, as in the
case of the Boer agents, cannot be. estab
lished. Boers May. Soon Sue -for' Pence.
LONDON, Jan. 2fr The correspondent of
the Times at Lourenco Marques, tele
graphing yesterday, says:
"Tews from the republics 13 extremely
meager,- but, It is reported that Pretoria
is much perturbed. This Is confirmed from
different .sources, and today It Is even
hinted that the Boers are about tb sue
for peace. This Is lmprqbable until they
have played their trump card, n the shape
of an appeal for Intervention. It is, aa un
doubted fact that they are bitterly dis
appointed at the apparent apathy of the
Continental powers." v
Offers of Rouprhr Riders,
VANCOUVER, B. CT1, Jan. .Applica
tions for enlistment in the Vancouver
rough riders contlnub to come to the
local military authorities by wire and by
mail. A one-armed applicant from ICam
loops believes that his dismemberment Is
no bar to his acceptability, as he offers
also his own trained horse, which he can
guide by verbal command, while he Is
said to be a crack shot. H. Ballard, of
San Luis Obispo, Cal., has also volun
teered, offering to provide his own horse
German Bark Marie Released.
BERLIN. Jan. 22. A dispatch received
here from Durban says that the German
bark Marie, loaded with sulphur, which
wqs captured early In January by tne
British cruiser Fearless and taken to
Port Elizabeth, has been unconditionally
teleas'ed. . ", - ,.
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IS CAIISFH byan excess of uric
13 VLOJLU add in the bIoo
which excess should be, and is, elimin-X
. ated when the kidneys are in good work-
i'n -order. - Rheumatism can never be
cured by outward appl icatio'ns ; no case of
rheumatism was ever known where the
kidneys were well. Warner's Safe Cure
will xure sick kidneys, thus enabling,
them to do their work of purifying the
bloo'd, and with pure blood rheumatism
is impossible. "
REV". I. V3LLARS, pastor M. E. Church,
Sandwich, 111., savs: "I owe It to others
to say that for a year I suffered the most
. 4 excruciating pain from rheumatism. I
touched a point where my friends were
very much alarmed. Seeing the serious
nature of the case, I yielded to the solici
tude of my wife and began taking War
ner's Safe Cure. With the first three bot
tles the acute pain gave place to a milder
form of the disease. I continued until I
took nine bottles, and regard myself as
cured. My relief is beyond expression."
Under date of Nov. 6, 1S09, the pastor
writes: "After a delay of months, to be
sure that a cure of "my rheumatism had
v been effected, I desire to say that I am
- well and am persuaded that Warner's
, Safe Cure did It. I believe the medicine
twill do all that Is claimed for it if the pa
tient will follow the instructions given. '
THE GREAT POISON CASE
PROSECUTION IN THE TRIAL OF
MOLINEUX WILL CLOSE TODAY.
Attempt to Trace the Tiffany Envel
$ ope to the Prisoner Me,dlcul
Experts on the Stand.
NEW YORK, Jan. 22. Assistant Pros
ecuting Attorney Oaborne announced at
the close of today's session of the trial
of Roland B. Moli.1eux that the prosecu
tion would close tomorrow.
The only new testimony Introduced to
day was that of M. M. Dodd, a clerk In
the stationery department of Tiffany &
Co., who stated that Mollneux had an ac
count with the firm In 1893. This ev.dence
Is' considered Important, because a Tif
fany envelope was found In the package
of poison sent to Harry C. Cornish, and
the box In which the poison was In
closedVw as t a. Tiffany box. ,
Dr. .Henry P, Loomfcr. the. expert chem
ist ..wha performed the autopsy on the
body of Henry C. Barnet, testified that
there was no evidence that Barnet had
died of any disease; that If he had died
ot diphtheria evidence of the disease would
have been found In the body. Witness
had no doubt that Barnet died of cyanide
of mercury poisoning.
Dr. James C. White", a diphtheria expert
In the employ of the board of health,
who has seen between 2000 and 3000 cases
and several cyanide of mercury poisoning
cases, testified that Barnet could not have
died from 'any cause except cyanide of
Dr. Frank Ferguson, a pathological ex
pert who made an examination of Mrs.
Adams' body, testified that she died of
cyanide ot mercury poisoning.
Dr. E. S. Potter, who attended Mrs.
Adams, testified to the circumstances of
The cross-examination evinced a desire
by Attorney Weeks, for the defense, to
show that Harry Cornish, who say3 ho
'drank some of the poison, was not really
taken sick,"' as he claimed to be.
William Williams, a colored servant, tes
tified that he was formerly employed at
172 West Seventy-fifth street, where Mol
lneux is alleged to have lived with Blanche
Cheseborough, under, the name- of Mrs.
Cheseborough, before he married her.
Williams Identified Mollneux as Mr. "Chese
borough. The court refused to permit the testi
mony of Mollneux at the coroner's in
quest to be used against him.
THE MEEKS' LYNCHING.
No Steps Taken to Arrest Any of the.
FORT SCOTT, Kan., Jan. 22. County
Attorney Sheppard. addressing the court
today regarding the lynching Saturday
night of the Me"eks brothers, said -the of
ficers were the public servants, and that
the people had simply taken the enforce
ment of, the law out of their hands. He
said he could not censure them for It.
The Meeks were to have been sentenced
today. When their cases were called.
Judge Simons said the men composing
the mob were guilty of murder, and that
they had cast serious reflections upon the
city and county. He instructed the sher
iff to protf ct Amos Phillpps, the. third ot
the murderers, whose life the mob also
"If it Is necessary to shoot, do eor that
Is your duty and that is the order of this
No action looking to the arrest of any
of the mob was taken. A coroner's in
quest Into the death of the Meeks ren
dered a verdict of "hanging by unknown
men." The bodies were shipped to Kansas
City, where the widow- of Ed Meeks will
provide decent burial.
NEGRO RUN AMUCK.
Killed One Man, Wounded Tno and
Warf Himself Shot to Death.
MACON, Ga., Jan. 22. Two negroes
were shot to death and two white men
desperately wounded as the result of an
attempt to arrest a negro murderer here
today. J. H. Butler, colored, is the. man
who did most of the shooting, and who
"A Gentle Wind '
of Western Birth
Tells na sweeter story to humanity than
the announcement that the health-giver
and heatthzbringer. Hood's SarsaparUta,
tells of the birth of an era of good health.
It is the one reliaile specific for the ewe
of all blood, stonuch and liver roubles.
N: Never olsSSnrJ
was himself shot to death. His victims
were: Armstead Bryant, colored, shot
through the heart; B. Seltman, white,
shot through the stomach and will prob
ably die, and John Reed, white, shot In
the neck, and in a precarious condition.
Butler threatened to kill a negro woman,
and when Policeman Peace attempted to
arrest him he began to shoot. The ne
gro ran up uourtn street, one ot tne ous
iest streets In Macon, pistol in hand,
shooting at everybody In sight. His first
victim waa Seltman, then Bryant and
last Reed fell beneath his aim. The bound
of the shooting attractad a, number ot
policemen and citizens. When Butler fell,
five policemen and 15 citizens were shoot
ing at him.
STOLE A BAG OF GOLD.
Cleric of the Chlcnffo Subtrensury
CHICAGO, Jan. 22. Clyde Wallace waa
today held to the federal grand jury In
$65CO bonds, on the charge of stealing a
sack of gold from the United States sub
treasury In Chicago, In which he was a
clerk. Government officers, who told of
on alleged confession made by Wallace,
declarea" that he had asserted that he re-ceivecl-
-overpay of -$oOCO-in- gold wfln- ha
made requisition on the vault clerk for
S1C0.C00 to bo counted, and that while this
was evidently an error on the part of the
vault clerk. It had placed him In the way
of temptation and he had secreted the
ertra sack. When he had taken out a
few gold pieces from time to time and
could not replace therm. It Is said he pus
the partly filled sack Jn. his pockets and
spent tho money In gambling and on tho
Farmer Stabbed His Daughter.
HOUSTON, Tex.. Jan. 22. A. J. Honey
cutt, aged CO, a farmer living near Center,
attacked his wife today with a knife.
Their children ran ta the assistance of
the mother, when Honeycutt stabbed
Rosa, aged 16, killing her Instantly. The
wife and two sons, aged 10 and 12, were
eo badly wounded that they may die.
Honeycutt la in jail, and precautions have
been taken to prevent a lynching.
Colorado Convicts Escape.
PUEBLO, Colo, Jan. 23. A special to
the Chieftain from Canon City, Colo., saya
Anton Wood, Thomas Reynolds, "W. Wal
lace and . Wagner, four convicts in the
penitentiary, stabbed William C. Rooney,
captain of the night watch, to death to
night, captured and bound two other
I guards and made their escape.
Fell Two Thousand Feet
t -HOUGHTON. Mich., Jan. 22. Two min
ers, named Kratt and Sweet, dropped
nearly 2000 feet In D shaft of the Atlantic
mine. Both were- horribly mangred. Both
leave large families.
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They also reHcre Distress from Dyspepsia,
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