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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21', 19001
Second Day's Debate on. the
PuwtoRfean Tariff Bill.'
THREE SPEECHES WERE DELIVERED"
Xepbanti i Support of the MeaBre;
Baa1 'Wrirf nnrtn aad' Swaaioa In
Opposition te It.
WASKlKaTK, FA. .-Agate today
tfjore wore bat three aaaogfaag in the feouM
upon the Pverto Itican tariff bill. Five
hours were cjoumuncd te their delivery.
Bopkins (rep. III.) spoke In support of the
Mil, and Newlaade &. New), and Swan
son (dem. Va.) In oppoeitioa to It. The
speakea devoted tnemaelves almost ex-cMMtively-
to the constitutional question
involved, and were ltetened to -with at
tention. The repubbcau leaders are Becoming
nervous over the fate of the Mil. They
have only a maJorUT of 14 over the opposi
tion, which te solidly opposed to the meas
ure Eight votes from the republican eide
would, therefore, defeat It, and there are
from 12 to 15 republican votes in doubt.
A. movement for a republican caucus is
being agitated, and, although no call has
been issued up to the time of adjournment
tonight, the general understanding was
that one would he held tomorrow night.
The republicans reported to be opposed to
the bul are: McCaU (Masai), Uttleneld
(Me), Powers (Vt), Tompkins (N. Y.),
Bromwell (O.), Lorlmer (111.). Heatwoie
(Minn ). Tongue (Or.), Loud (Cat.), Jones
and Cushman (Wash.), and Crumpacker
The Proceedings. ,
Before the debate on the Puerto Btean
tariff bill was resumed, Hepburn (rep.
la ) asked unanimous consent that the
Nlcaraugua canal hill be taken up. two
weeks from today. Richardson dem.
Tenn ) asked If there was anything in the
bill which recognised the existence of the
"There te not," replied Hepburn. "The
bill provides for absolute ownership."
Cannon (rep. III.), chairman of the ap
propriation committee, said he was not
prepared to agree at this time to the con
sideration of the MIL
"There is no objection on this side," ob
Hepburn offered to make the date a
week from today, but Gannon still dis
sented. The house then went Into committee of
the whole and Kewlands, a member of the
ways and means committee, took the floor
In opposition to the Puerto Ricaa bill.
Kewlands said In part:
"As the result of a humanitarian war.
inaugurated not for conquest, but to free
Cuba from Spain's oppression, the United
States finds itself in the unqualified jxfe
eesien of Puerto Rico, and, in the dis
puted possession of the Philippines. All
these islands are today under the military
power of the United States government.
Congress Is now called upon to act, and
the questions are. First, what duty and
good morahs require of us regarding the
islands, second, what self-interest prompts
us to do, and, third, what our consti
tutional power Is regarding these Islands.
Every phase of obligation and duty which
could be presented to us by any conquest
or cession of territory thus te presented
to us In the three classes of acquisition
As to Puerto Rico. Kewlands said that
there existed no complications, unless they
were created by maladministration of
congress. Its area was small, its people
could be easily absorbed; they were
ready, willing and eager to share with
us the benefits and the burdens of our
government. Their Industrial competi
tion would not be oeriouo, even though
they were taken InsMe the tariff-wall.
Doubtless the disposition of the dominant
power was to establish there a territorial
form of government, and to extend our
constitution and our laws to them. Their
fear was that a precedent would be es
tablished controlling our action regarding
the Philippines later on, such action em
bracing not simply one Island near our
coast, easily governed, its people friendly
and peaceful, but embractug an archipela
go of 1700 Islands, TOO miles distant, of
divers races, speaking different languages,
having different customs, and ranging all
the wa from absolute barbarism to semi
lvlliEation. It was evident, therefore,
so far as Puerto Rico was concerned,
whatever present Objections there might
be upon the part of the .dominant party
to establishing freedom of trade between
that island and the Union, such trade
would not he long deferred, as, apart from
the importance of the constitutional ques
tions raised by a discriminating tariff,
which doubtless would be only temporary.
It was evident that both of the political
parties of the country were not on sub
stantial agreement that Puerto Rico
shou'd become a part of the Union.
Kewlands said, however, that the repub
licans were losing sight of the possibility
that the unrest and dissatisfaction cre
ated by Inequality of laws might; make
our problem of government In Puerto Rico
much more difficult than it now seemed.
hether these islands were to be regarded
as dependencies or territories, freedom of
trade, freedom of migration! and equality
of right and burden must be established,
otherwise a community discriminated
against would regard Itself as the victim
of prejudice or self-interest. The domi
nant party was deatrous of pre
venting freedom of migration and
free trade between this country and
the Philippine islands. This was
the sentiment of the entire country.
There was nut one way to accomplish this
under the constitution, and that Was te
declare that they did not belong to the
United States, and that the sovereigny of
the United States would be exercised in
these Islands only for their pacification
and the establishment of a stable govern
ment, and the final establishment of in
dependent self-government In the islands.
Duty, Interest and constitutional obliga
tions all pointed to this as the correct
course with reference to the Philippines.
As to Puerto Rico, our duty was imme
diately to Incorporate that Island in th
Union as a territory with all Its rights and
privileges under the constitution and. laws
of this country. Equality of right and
equality of burden would render them sat
isfied with our scheme of government and
contented with a condition of tutelage
which would ultimately lead to representa
tion in the federal government, while dis
crimination of right and equality of bur
den would create never-ending Irritation
and opposition that would render a peace
able condition of tutelage Impossible. New
land apoke for over two hours. He was
liberally applauded when he concluded.
Hopkins, who Is also a member of the
ways and means committee, then took the
floor in support of the hill. Hopkins said:
"Let us discharge our duty with a rirm
neas and Intrepidity that characterised
the action of our fathers when the dark
cloud of civil war overhung our national
banner, and the people of today will as
suredly approve the conduct of President
Unooln and his advisers when they were
exercising every power of the constltu
tlon for the maintenance of the Union
and the Integrity of the republic."
Swanaoa. another member of the ways
and means committee, followed Hopkins.
He began hte argument by reading from
the president's message to congress an
nouncing that "It was our plain duty to
abolish all customs tariff between the
United States and Puerto Rico." The
conditions in Puerto Rico had not
changed, yet said Swansea. the repub
lican party, atece this missnfffc. had en
tirely changed Its policy la lUsjInc with
this matter The eaauaw. he declared.
was solely on account of psjttieal extgsst
des. He discussed the tejnettos of logic
wttac for tfca people dC Pa otto Woo on
aocoHat of political conditions here, and
"Qeeohnced the doctrine upon which the
UOt fyas founded. The republican party.
he said, was sponsor for government by
injunction ia the Unlfed States, and now
proposed a new doctrine government
without. the constitution. He said if con
gress should govern the territories and
new -possessions without, the .sonstltu
tienal limitations it would- create & con
gressional despotism precisely similar to
that .claimed by Great Britain at the time
of the Revolutionary war; that the power
claimed to enact this bill is precisely the
power that was claimed by the British
irMaia.antfor the enactment of the
stamp act. - He said: "Bvery person who
"votes for this -bill announces himself a
follower of George III."
He argued the Injustice of congress fix
ing the terma-upon which the Puerto
Ricans should sell their goods in this
country- and at the same time the terms
upon which they must purchase from this
country. The intention of this bill, he as
serted, was to force all of the leaf to
baooo to bo exported here for manufac
ture and thereby paralyze the manufac
turing industries of the Island. He then
argued the injustice of permitting the
809.000 tons of sugar in Hawaii to be ad
mitted free of duty while at the same
time the bill imposes a heavy custom duty
on the 96,000 tons of sugar from Puerto
Rico. The difference in this treatment,
he said, resulted from the fact that the
sugar interest of Hawaii was owned by
a few millionaires, while that of Puerto
Rico was owned by several thousand
He said that the present bill denying,
as it does, to the Inhabitants of all terri
tories and possessions all the rights of
citizens and imposing heavy penalties on
them would have a tendency to give new
life to the insurrection In the Philippines
and make the inhabitants have little faith
in receiving justice from this country. He
argued that the supreme court had de
cided that the constitution extended to
all the territories and that there must be
everywhere uniformity In custom duties
and taxes. Those who upheld this new
doctrine did so. he said, because they
knew that the equality and Justice of the
constitution would prohibit them from ex
ploiting the new possessions for their own
selfish ends. He argued that if the new
doctrine that the constitution does not
extend to the new possessions prevailed,
there could be no expansion, for no people
would willingly unite with us when they
were told they were to be absolute chat
tels of a congressional despotism.
In closing, he said: "The passage of the
pending bill will end he story of the re
public and open the history of the em
pire. It destroys constitutional govern
ment and creates a congressional despot
Ism." At the conclusion of Swanson's remarks.
Hepburn again tried to reach an agree
ment for the consideration of the Nica
ragua bill March 6. Payne (rep. N. Y.)
At 5 o'ulock the house adjourned.
THE WARDXEIt RIOTS.
House Committee Begins Its Investi
gation. VTASHINGTON. Feb. 20. The hearing
of witnesses In the Investigation of the al
leged improper action by the military au
thorities .at Wardner, Idaho, began today
before the .house committee on military
affairs. The room was. crowded, and among
those present were General Merriam and
Governor Steunenberg. The committed
adopted the form of procedure offered by
Hay of Virginia, that the witnesses for
complainants be first heard, with oppor
tunities for response from the other side.
The first witness, A. A. Frazer, a lawyer
of Shoshone county, where the trouble oc
curred, testified that the civil courts were
doing business at the time martial law Is
said to have been in operation. Repre
sentative Lentz, who conducted the in
quiry, explained that this was the ground
work for judging the need of martial law.
Fred C. Robertson, a lawyer of Spokane,
told of visits to the scene of the riots,
including what he termed the "bull pen,"
and gave a. detailed description of the
mines where the trouble occurred. He
explained the friction growing out of the
employment of nonunion miners by the
Bunker Hill mine, tne gathering of 1000
miners on April 29, and the destruction
caused by the dynamiting of the Bunker
Hill plant. Steunenberg proclaimed that a
state of Insurrection existed, and several
men were arrested and put into the "bull
pen." Robertson applied for writs of ha
beas corpus for the arrested men, but the
courts held, they would not interfere with
the action of the governor, which In effect,
the witness said, was tho suspension of
the wrk of habeas corpus.
Robertson was continuing his recital
when the committee adjpurned until tomorrow.
SUPPRESSIOX OF POLYGAMT.
Dr. Josinh Strong: Appeared Before
the House Committee.
"WASHINGTON! Feb. 20. The suppres
sion of polygamy was furtfher considered
today by the house committee on judi
ciary. Dr. Josiah Strong, president of the
League of Social Service, and Rev. "Will
lam R. Campbell, a missionary of long
service in Utah, speaking In advocacy
of the federal legislation, while a large
delegation of ladies Interested in the move
ment were present. Dr. Strong stated that
while the Mormons were only one-fifteenth
the number of the Presbyterians, Method
ists and Congregatlonallsts, yet In a stat
ed period they had increased more than
all three combined. Dr. Strong also said
that if the government did not act, it
was not unlikely Joseph Smith's prophecy
that every state West of the Mississippi
would be brought under Mormon influ
ence would be fulfilled.
FIXAXCIAIi DILI, CONFERENCE.
Xo Agreement "Vet Reached on Any
"WASHINGTON. Feb. SO. The confer
ees on the financial bill were in session
several hours today, but It was announced
at the adjournment that no agreement
had been reached upon any point, al
though the prospects were that, an agree
ment might finally be reached. After the
adjournment today the house conferees
consulted leading members relative to the
bimetallic amendment adopted by the
senate to see if there would be any ob
jection to allowing it to remain a part of
the bill. The time in conference today
was consumed entirely in discussion.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. The president
today sent tho following nominations to
the senate: '
.Navy To be assistant paymaster, Ray
Spear, of "Washington; to be colonel in
the marine corps, Lieutenant-Colonel "W.
Army United States volunteers: Major
J. A. Buchanan, Fifteenth infantry, to be
lieutenant-colonel, Puerto Rlcan rogl
ment. Bondsnicn Held Responsible.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 30. The su
preme court today reaffirmed Us decision
of last November In the suit against the
estate of ex-State Treasurer Rufus N.
Ramsay, brought by the letter's bonds
men to recover the amount spent in mak
ing good a shortage of J17S.0 in Treasurer
Ramsay's accounts with the state. The
former decision of the court reversed and
remanded the decision of the lower court,
thus compelling the bondsmen to stand
responsible for the shortage. Today's de
cision was on a rehearing of the case. '
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. SO.-Chief En
gineer McDonald, of the transport Manau
ense. has admitted, on cross-examination
hefore British Consul Pickersgill. that he
Signed an meorrect statement while under
presewre of favoring the owners of the
vassal. This, statement was to the effect
that he considered the Manauease was in
a thoroughly good and seaworthy condition.
MADE A GENERAL DENIAL
JOHX B. WEU.C03IB TESTIFIED AT
THE CLARK HEARING.
The Senator Concluded His Testi
mony Other Witnesses of
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. Senator Clark
today continued and completed his testi
mony before the senate committee on elec
tions, but his testimony dla- not- attract
as much attention as that of other wit
nesses who wero heard during the day
The other witnesses were: Frank Corbett,
of Butte, recalled; E. C. Day, who was
the Clark leader on the floor of the
Montana house of representatives, and
John B. Wellcome, who was a -general
manager for Clark.
Mr. Wellcome did- not take the stand
until late, and his examination in chief
was not completed when the committee
adjourned for the day. He made a gen
eral and specific denial of aU the allega
tions made by Whiteside and others. De
nials were made in response to questions
by Mr. Faulkner, and the witness uni
formly answered: "I did not," "No." or
"Nothing like It occurred."
Mr. Day admitted having accepted a
present of 5000 from Mr. Clark, and said
he understood that it was given as a tes
timonial and as compensation for his
services. The oath of office- as member
of the house was read, and seemed to
produce quite an Impression upon some
of the committee. Mr. Corbett and Just
ice Piggott were confronted for a brief
period early in the day and in a rather
dramatic manner. They both testified
concerning a mortgage held by Mr. Cor
bett. and there was a direct clash in their
Senator Clark Resumed. i
When the committee resumed its sitting
the cross-examination of Senator Clark
was continued by Mr. Campbell. The first
Inquiry related to the 'ntemorandum of
expenses supplied yesterday by the sena
tor. He said he had prepared this state
ment from the books of his bank. He had
not only destroyed his checks, but also
the check stubs, but was confident that
the showing made was correct. He had
destroyed the checks in this instance, as
he was In the habit of doing about every
six months, and not because he felt there
was any special reason for getting rid of
them at this time.
In reply to questions, Mr. Clark said, so
far as he knew, the committee acting In
his behalf in the campaign had not filed
any statement of expenses, as required by
the Montana election. He had made none.
He had not considered himself a candi
date when the members of the legislature
were elected. Money supplied by him later
was for the purpose of paying expenses
already Incurred and not as a senatorial
"Where did your son get the $20,000 he
paid -during the session of the legisla
ture?" "I presume he checked on his own ac
count, but I don't know."
"What explanation did Mr. Wellcome
make when he made his demand upon
you for $15,000?"
"He said, as well as I can remember,
that he had drawn upon his own account.
He will, however, be able to tell you
about that. I required no detailed state
ment from him, feeling confident the ex
penditure was made It a legitimate way."
Asked about the reports that his son had
bought a large amount of property from
State Senator Warren, Mr. Clark said
he had made no inquiry of him because
he was thoroughly convinced that the re
ports were untrue. "I asked neither him
nor Wellcome, nor Bickford. nor David
son, nor Steele, nor any of the men In re
gard to any of the reports of bribery be
cause I was sure they wero absolutely
false," he said. "The charges were made
by men in whom I had no confidence, and
they went in one ear and out the other."
His son.he said, was In the habit of con
ducting his own business affairs without
consulting him, and as for the charges
of bribery In connection with the trans
action, he did not believe them, hence he
nad made no Inquiry, and did not know
that the $7000 paid for this property had
come out of any of the money furnished
by him in connection with the campaign.
Referring to one of Dr. Ector's letters
concerning Representative Woods, Mr.
Clark said he understood Mr. Woods was
a good-natured man and liable to be in
fluenced by those who saw him first. He
said he did not believe that he was seek
ing or would take a bribe. He believed,
however, that Dr. Ector himself was in
timating that he wanted pecuniary re
muneration for himself. He said, how
ever, that he had merely glanced the let
ter over and passed It to Mr. Bickford.
This latter remark aroused the Interest
of Senator Hoar, who asked a number of
questions showing incredulity In the mat
ter, but Mr. Clark insisted that he did
not know Dr. Ector, and that he had
given little attention to the letter, not
withstanding It related to the vote of a
member of the legislature.
Mr. Campbell asked Mr. Clark about
the purchase of ex-Senator Power's stock
In the Ferguson County bank, in which
State Senator Hobson, chairman of the
republican caucus" of the Montana legis
lature, is a partner. Mr. Clark said he
had understood after his election as sen
ator that Senator Power was incensed at
Hobson for voting for him (Clark), and
had told Hobson that he must find a pur
chaser for his (Power's stock, of which
he owned 460 shares. The senator said
he had investigated the matter, finding
the stock to be dividend-paying, and had
told Mr. Power that he would take It pro
viding It was offered at par. This offer
was made later, after he had gone to
Europe, and Mr. Johnson, cashier of
Clark Brothers' bank, had consummated
the trade, paying- $46,000 for the stock on
Mr. Clark also testified concerning tht
loan of $25,000 made by him to the Ross
Dyer Mercantile Company, but said so
far as he knew this firm had no connec
tion with State Senator Hanna.
At tills juncture Mr. Campbell asked
Mr. Clark to submit his account books
showing his expenditures since the be
ginning of the campaign In Montana. Mr.
Faulkner objected. JHe said Mr. Clark
had made a showing of all his political
expenditures, and that he was not bound
to expose his personal and business ex
penditures. The question was raised in connection
with a correction made by Mr. Clark of
his testimony of yesterday concerning the
date of his presentation of $3000 to Rep
resentative Day. He said that Instead of
doing this February 1. he had one It
March X. The prosecution contended that
if one mistake had been made others
wore likely to have been. Mr. Campbell
said that all the prosecution asked was
that the committee order that some one,
appointed by the committee, should have
the opportunity of examining the books.
The prosecution had no desire to pry
into his private accounts or to be present
at the examination.
Corbett's Visit to Helena.
No decision; was reached at the time
and Senator Clark was temporarily ex
cused, to permit Frank Corbett to be
heard concerning Incidents growing out
of his visit to Helena on a special train
in connection with C. W. Clark and Mr.
Whitemore, August 5 last He said he
had not at that time known Dr. Treacey,
never having been introduced to him until
early in November of last year.
Senator Turley asked why Jt had been
necessary to take a special train to Helena,
August 5. in connection with the Wellcome
disbarment case. "Could not the business
of conferring with the Helena, attorneys
been transacted over the telephone?" he
asked. Mr. Oorbett replied that In con
sultations concerning this case the tele
phone wires had never been used. In
formation had come to him that Well
eome's Helena attorney said he did not
aeon to file any answer. He 'had told
Charley Clark that the matter was a
serious and important one and should be
attended to. The trip was made for that
purpose, said Mr. Corbett, "and the idea
that I had anything to do with bribing
the supreme court Is simply Insane."
He declared he had received no message
from J. S. M. Nelll to come to Helena
as there was a possibility of doing busi
ness with the supreme court and explain
ed that he held a mortgage against Mr.
Nelll. Senator Faulkner asked:
"Having read Justice Plggott's testi
mony have you any conation to make
of your statement formerly given to this
"I have not," replied the witness, "my
statement is here With Judge Plggott's
and will have to stand."
When the committee met in the after
noon, Senator Clark resumed the stand.
He solved the problem as to the require
ments that he should produce his bank
record by exhibiting the record for the
first half of March. 1899. which showed
the transfer of $5 to Representative
Day. The other expenditures shown by
the statement were not read, but the mem
bers of the committee were permitted to
look ovef the document. The record show
ed that the $5000 was paid with two cer
tificates of deposit. The statement also
showed the final payment to Representa
tive McLaughlin of $6351 on account of
timber land purchased from that gentle
man. He said that only a portion of the
McLaughlin saw mill plant had been used,
some of the mill being out of date.
In response to Senator, Chandler, Sen
ator Clark said that ho wanted the cbn
trol of the legislature, "In order that we
might have recognition of our personal
rights, because if Daly and his following
were to have control, property was not
safe, nor life enjoyable." He continued
saying that the Dalyltes had deprived
people, especially In Silver. Bow county,
of their right to chose for themselves in
many ways, and that the boycott was a
common weapon against those who did
not recognize the Daly power. He thought
also that the Daly people were deter
mined , to control the county offices for
the purpose of perpetuating their poli
tical control and to prevent this was one
of the motives of himself and his friends.
His own candidacy had not been an issue
In the legislative election.
At Senator Chandler's Instance, Mr.
Clark related particulars concerning his
former political contests. He said that
In his contest for congress in 18S8, Mr
Daly promised, up to the night "before elec
tion, to support him, but when the vot
ing began the shift bosses in the Daly
mines were found to be liberally provided
with pastors, which they placed over his
name in tho Interest of Mr. Carter. The
result was his defeat by a large ma
"That was the first chapter in the story
of treason," he said.
"Of course," said Senator Chandler,
"Senator Carter knew nothing of that
"I don't know, I am sure," responded
Senator Clark. "I never investigated
"I refuse to believe it," responded the
B. C. Day Teatlflcs.
Senator Clark was finally excused at
3:45 P. M., and Hon. E. C. Day, of the
Montana house of representatives, who
was the Clark candidate for the speaker
ship of tho house was called to the stand.
Ho said he had been nominated as a friend
of Senator Clark, and then detailed the
particulars of the presentation to him of
$5000 from Mr. Clark.
"While I was a member of the legisla
ture," he said, "no man ever approached
or offered me any money; but the day
after the legislature adjourned, Mr. Dav
idson came to my office saying he had
come to express Mr. Clark's thanks for
my servicss, and to present me with a
testimonial of his -regard and a retainer
for legal services in connection with the
prospective senatorial contest. With that
he handed me an envelope containing two
certificates of deposit for $2500 each. I
thought over the matter probably as long
as I have been telling this, and took the
certificates and deposited them. Since then
I have considered myself Mr. Clark's at
torney In every political matter."
"Did you consider that $5000 & 'retaining
fee or a gift?"
"I looked upon it partly as a gift and
partly us a retaining fee."
"Did you place it to the credit of your
law firm, and If not, why not?"
"The firm does not keep a bank ac
"Did you divide this money with other
menVbers of your firm?"
"No; it was paid on my own personal
account. My partners have their separate
business matters and I have mine mat
ters In which we dq not divide fees."
Further explanation developed the fact
that Mr. Daly's firm had been employed
in the Wellcome disbarment case, receiv
ing $3000 for that service. Mr. Day said
he was attending these hearings as coun
sel for Mr. Clark, and that he expected
additional compensation for his services
In reply to a question from Mr. Caffery,
Mr. Day said he had received $5000 from
Clark as a testimonial and In compensa
tion for his services .on the floor of the
house. "I actedi as manager or leader for
tho Clark forces on the floor of the house.
In that capacity I attended to roll-calls,
saw there was a quorum, and gave gen
eral attention to the parliamentary duties
required of one of my position."
"Did you have your oath of office In
mind?" Mr. Blrney asked.
Mr. Day replied that he did not. This
oath was found to contain the following
clause: "I will not knowingly, directly
or Indirectly, accept any money or valua
ble thing for the performance or non
performance of any act or duty pertain
ing to my office."
Mr. Faulkner testified that this money
was not compensation for services, be
cause it had not been given with the view
of Influencing Mr. Day's course as a mem
Replying to the question originally put
as to whether he had the (oath in mind,
Mr. Day replied that he did not, and that,
looking at it now, he did not consider the
acceptance of the money a violation of his
Lawyer "Wellcome Called.
When Mr. Day was excused, John B.
Wellcome was called. He, next to C. W.
Clark, was Mr. Clark's chief representa
tive In Helena during the session of the
legislature lost winter. Mr. Wellcome sold
he had gone to Helena to be one of' Mr.
Clark's managers at the request of the
friends of the senator, but that the sena
tor himself knew nothing- of the arrange
ment until after It was made. Mr. Well
come detailed his version of his various
Interviews with Mr. Whiteside. He said
that at one of these meetings Mr. White
side had told him Senator Anderson would
vote for Clark, and he had merely ex
pressed his gratification at this news.
Whiteside had told him. he was friendly
to Clark, and Intended to vote for him.
"He did not, however, take any "part In
advocating Clark's election, except to
myself," said the witness.
Whiteside had been Introduced to him
by either C. W. Clark or Mr. Nelll.
Whiteside had then told him he was tired
of his affiliation with the Daly faction.
Many people had warned1 him against
Whiteside, but his uniform reply was that
"he can do no harm. If he does not'vote
for Clark wo will lose nothing; If he does,
we will gain something."
He had never authorized Whiteside, he
said, to see other" members of the legisla
ture, nor had he offered or given him
$10,000, nor any other sum, as a bribe for
his vote. He had not authorized White
side to offer Senator Anderson $10,000 for
his vote, nor had he said he would pay
more for that senator's vote.
"I have no recollection," he said, "of
having asked Whiteside to go to see Mr.
Anderson In Clark's behalf, but I might
possibly have done sO If he had expressed
Nor had he told Whiteside that he had
secured Senator Connelly's vote, and that
the latter was the "cheapest man of the
lot" He had never paid Mr. Connelly
anything In Influencing his vote.
- In like manner. Mr. Wellcome was led
over a great deal of the ground covered
by the previous witnesses, who had used
I his najne. He bad denied thaf be ever
talked with Whiteside about Senator Cul
Ien, of Dawson county, nor had he ever
told him that Cullen was dissatisfied. He
had never paid Cullen a dollar during the
session. He had never told Whiteside that
he was negotiating with Mr. Mahan, but
that he wanted too much money, nor had
he ever discussed with him the advisabil
ity of approaching Senator Dorrls, of
Beaver Head county, as he considered
that the entire Beaver Head delegation
was opposed to Daly. The list gone over
included the names qf probably 20 or 39
members of the legislature.
In reply to the questions, detailing
Whiteside's testimony concerning them,
Mr. Wellcome returned a uniform and
somewhat monotonous "I did not." He L
mignt nave asued Mr. Whiteside to bring
members to his room, but he remembered
no specific Instances.
"Did you ever speak to him of giving
money for votes or for members?" asked
"I did not. I may have talked of the
general rumors of bribery and expressed
the hope that the Daly people would not
be able to prevent our success by that
means, but I am sure I never expressed
any Intention to get votes for Clark In
The various transactions by which he
was representee to have put up the $30,
000 used by Whiteside In his exposure was
gone Into with great particularity. He
had never given to Whiteside $5000; had
never given Myers $10,COO; nor Garr $5000;
nor W. A. Clark, of Madison county,
FIGHTS AT TATTERSALLES.
TOonner Kenny Twice Pnt Out by
Hawkins Rough and Tumble -
CHICAGO, Feb. 20.-Jack Root, the clev
er western middleweight, decisively de
feated Ed Denfoss, of Philadelphia, at
Tattersalls tonight In the fourth round of
'what was to have been a six round con
test. The fighting, while It lasted, was
more like a scrap between two longshore
men than scienced boxers, both men re
sorting to- clinching and wrestling and go
ing to the floor several times in their
The 7,000 spectators saw the unusual
spectacle of one lighter winning from hi3
opponent twice in the same ring. The bill
included a six round go between" Dal Haw
kins, of California, and Young Kenny,
of Chicago. Hawkins started rushing at
once and in the first round landed a left
swing in the pit of Kenny's stomach,
which put the latter down, sick and dazed
for nine seconds. He got up but dropped
again at once and 'this time stayed for 14
seconds. Referee Bardell started to an
nounce Hawkins the winner, but yielded
to the clamor of the crowd and Kenny's
claim that he could continue, and told the
men to go on. Hawkins, furious at what
he considered an unjust decision, went
for his roan hammer and tongs and at
the end of thefifth round Kenny's seconds
threw up the. sponge.
THE RUNNING RACES.
Yesterday's Winners at Tanfornn
and New Orleans.
SAN FRANClSCO, Feb. 20. The weath
er at Tanforan was rainy and the track
sloppy. The results were:
Four furlongs Intrada won, On Timo
second, Artena third; time, 0:51.
Seven furlongs Geyser won. Time
keeper second, Dr. Marks third; time,
Mile and a halfi Chlmura won, Tom
Calvert second, Anchored third; time, 2:41.
Six furlongs Boundlee won, Genua sec
ond, Mary Klnsella third; time, 1:15.
Six furlongs Don Quixote won, Tallac
second, Torslna third; time, 1:15V4.
Seven furlongs Wallensteln won, Abor
igine second, Monteagle third; time,
Races -nt New Orleans.
, NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 20, The results
t Selling, six furlongs, heats First heat
Matctibox won, Juneatta" second," Jonn
Bodne third; time, 1:15. Second heat
Juneatta won, MatCjibox second, Nekarn
ls third; time, 1:16. Third heat Juneatta
won, Matchbox second; time, 1:18.
Selling, one mile Bill Jackman won,
Little Reggy second. First Past third;
Selling, two miles Mononagah won,
Ethldorpha second, Teutons third; time,
Mile and an eighth, hurdles Voyageur
won, Glover Vendig second, Bleakmore
third; time, 2:10.
Mile and a quarter, selling Banquo II
won, Jennie F. second, Possum third;
Selling, one mile Trebor won, Loyalty
second, Miss Ross third; time, 1:43.
Triple Meet Proposed.
BERKELEY, Cal., Feb. 20. The athlet
ic management of Cornell university has
proposed a triple meet between the uni
versity of California, Columbia university
and Cornell in New York May 12. It will
be Impossible for California to give Cor
nell and Columbia the, date proposed, as
-a meet with Princeton Is arranged for
that day, but a later date may be fixed.
A telegram from Harvard states that
Its athletic team cannot meet the Coll
fonrians this spring.
He Says the Government Cannot
Build the Canal, Except Under It.
NEW YORK. Feb. 20. Edw'in F. Cra
gln, who two years ago took a number
of engineers and contractors to Nicara
gua over the route of the proposed Inter
oceanlc canal, has issued a statement de
claring that the legislation pending in
Washington over, the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty can In no way affect the Eyre-Cra-gin
concession. He said:
"You may make me responsible for the
statement that the United States cannot
construct the canal except under the
Eyre-Cragin concession. The sole author
ity consists of a contract between the
government of Nicaragua on the one side
and Edward E. Eyre and myself on the
Other, executed at the national palace,
Managua, October 31, 1898. This agree
ment sets aside all prior concessions, and
also stipulates that no subsequent grant
can be Issued by Nicaragua. We paid
$100,000 on account of the contract, which
provides that we shall construct the ca
nal, and that Is what will be done.
"Our programme is to go quietly ahead,
pay Nicaragua the ?400,000 more within
the prescribed time, raise the necessary
capital, construct the canal and operate
The United Verde Case.
NEW YORK, Feb. 20. The sale of the
United Verde- Copper Company again oc
cupied the attention of the supreme court
today, when Professor George Treadwell,
one of the minority shareholders, applied
to Justice Smyth to permit him to file a
supplemental complaint in the action
whlqh ho has pending against Senator
Clark, of Montane, and the United Verde
Copper Company, of Jerome, Ariz. Smyth,
after hearing the arguments, reserved.' his
Prominent Utnh Minlnp Man.
SALT LAKE, Utah. Feb. 21. Richard
Mackintosh, a prominent mining man of
this city, died at 2 o'clock this morning
of cancer of the stomach. Mr. Mackin
tosh was born in Ireland, went to Califor
nia in 1868, and in 1S) went into the min
ing business In Virginia City. Nev. He
came to this city from Nevada in 1ST1.
Kcaronrge Placed In Commission.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va., Fab. 20. The
first-class battle-shrp Kearaarge -was
placed in commission with the usual cere
monies today at the Newport Shipbuilding
& Drydock Company's yard. Captain W.
M.Folger assumed cororoend of the for
HAWAIIAN BILL DEBATED
SENATE AGREED TO SBVERAL
AMENDMENTS TO IT.
Kcnncj- of Delaware- Spoke Against
Retention of the Philippines
WASHINGTON, Feb. lf The- dlsous
slon of the Philippine question was' .re
sumed for a. time hi the senate today. Ken
ney (dem. Dal.) speaking- against the re
tention by the United States of the tetaadsj
and urging that the Filipinos be accorded
the right to govern themselves. After the
passage of 52 pension bills and a number
of bills on the general calendar, consid
eration was resumed of the Hawanan gov
ernment bill. Some amendments were
agreed to, but consideration of the measure
was not concluded. T ,
Perkins Crop. Cal.) at the opening of the
senate, presented the credentials of
Thomas R. Bard, as senator from Cali
fornia, for the terra of six years, begin
ning March 4. 1899. The credentials were
A resolution was adopted authorizing the
printing of a special edition of 3000 copies
of the year, book of the department of agri
culture for distribution at the Paris ex
position. At the conclusion of the morning busi
ness, Kenney was recognized to deliver a
speech on the Philippine question. He
took strong grounds against the retention
of the Philippines, and argued that the.
Filipinos should be given their, indepen
dence, under the protection of the United
At the conclusion of Kenney's speech, the
senate began, under a special order, the
consideration of pension bins, and passed
52 bills on the pension calendar. The gen
eral calendar of bills was then taken up
and a number of bills passed.
The bill to provide a government for the
territory of Hawaii was laid before the
senate, and Its consideration-resumed. Ta
section 10 of the bill, providing for the con
tinuation, of existing contracts. Nelson
(rep. Minn.) Offered an amendment, except
ing from such protection contracts or la
bor entered Into since August 12, 1898.
Cullom (rep. 111.) accepted the amendment,
and it was agreed to.
An amendment offered by "Vest (dem.
Mo.) providing that no bonds should he
Issued or indebtedness be incurred with
out the approval 'of the president of th
United, States, was agreed to.
A long discussion endued over a proposed
amendment to extend to Hawaii the In
hibition against contract labor Importa
tion, which exists lit the United States. All
senators were anxious to frame the law
so as to ellminate'absolutsly contract labor
In Hawaii. To this end the section of
the bill relating to contracts was amended
finally by. the adoption of the following
paragraph, framed by Hoar (rep. Mass.)
and perfected' by Spooner (rep. Wis.):
"Provided, That no proceedings shall
be maintained for the specific performance
of any contract heretofore or hereafter
entered Into for personal labor or service,
and there shall be no criminal proceeding
for the breach thereof."
Spooner offered an amendment striking
out the section providing that the supreme
court of the territory should be the judge
of the election of members of the Ha
waiian legislature, and conferring upon
each branch of the legislature the power to
determine the qualifications of its mem
bers. After some discussion, it was adopt
ed. The general calendar was taken up and
the following bills passed: Granting to the
state of Wyoming, 50,000 acres of land to
aid In continuation, enlargement and main
tenance of the Wyoming state soldiers'
and sailors home; to amend an act en
titled, "An act granting pens'ons to the
survivors of the4 Indian wars of 1882 to
1842, Inclusive, known as the BlackhaWk
war, Creek war, Cherokee disturbances
and the Seminole war." r
Without Concluding consideration of the
bill, the senate, after brief fexecuHve
session, at 5:25 "P. M adjourned'
THE NEW ARMY BILL.
Features of the Mensnre Drawn Up
by the War Department.
NEW YORK, Feb. 20. The Tribune's
Washington correspondent gives the fol
lowing summary of the army reorganiza
tion bill, Introduced In the house by
Chairman Hull. The bill provides for:
1. The amalgamation of the line and
staff, with the eventual abolition of the
2. For the permanent staff corps, it sub
stitutes a staff composed of officers de
tailed for merit from the line for four
years, Ineligible to succeed themselves
until they have returned to the line at
least one year.
"3. All officers at present bn the" staff 'are
compelled to serve In the line one year
4. It practically establishes a general
staff, which, though dominating the army,
is composed altogether of line officers se
lected for ability, after competition before
boards of officers.
5. Chiefs of staff bureaus. Instead of
lingering for life in authority, are ap
pointed for four years, and may be re
tired or removed at the pleasure of the
president, precisely as they are In the
6. An artillery corps in the lino te cre--ated.
Its strength is to be raised by
gradual transfers from other arms of
7. One out of every three promotions in
the regimental grades win be made by
selection for merit.
8. Instead of post chaplains, every reg
iment will have Its own chaplain.
' 9. By section 12, any staff corps may
be abolished by the president.
Tne bill follows closely the recommenda
tions made by the secretary of war in his
annual report two months ago. Its fea
tures'lnclude all that appear to b feas
Iblo at the present time, the intention be
ing that with this much accomplished
by legislation, the way will be opened and
made easier for such other improvements
as will perhaps develop as desirable. Adjutant-General
Corbln made the follow
ing running comment on the proposition:
"The bill provides that one-third of the
promotions between the rank of captain
and brigadier-general shall be made by se
lection. This Is to enable the president
to reward specially gallant and meritor
ious services, and it appeals alike to the
service and the country, and yet main
tains In a reasonable degree promotions
by seniority. It recognizes length as well
as special fitness of service, and Its pro
visions are so guarded that only the moat
deserving shall receive special recogni
tion, and In no case be the creatures of
personal or political Intervention. Th
bill gives the president control of the
tenure of office of the heads of staff de
portments, and he can, by and with the
advice and consent of the senate, make
a new head of a department at any time
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the service would be increased thereby,
the officer relieved being transferred to
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Officers . for the Year Bleeted and
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. m-Ooers fo
the enetttna- year were tlsetsd and In
stalled today by the grand lodge of dis
trict No. 4. Independent Order of B'naJ
B'rith. The bafiotlns; for the positions
was close and resulted as follows:
President, Lucius L. Solomons, first
vice-president, George Samuele, second
vtce-president. Marcus Rosenthal, secre
tary, L J. Aschhehn, treasurer, Benjamin
Harrfe; trustees, Samuel Hochst&dter.
Max Marcuse and Julius Plantshek. ser-geant-at-arme,
David Davis; messenger.
Sol Meyer; chief medical examiner. Dr.
S. S. Kahn; district court. J. Greenhaum,
Henry Schwartz, Xd Tauoky, H. J. Asher
and Wallace R. Wise; delegates to tho
constitution grand lodge to meet at Chi
cago April M. Marcus Levy, Albert El
kus, H. P. Bush, Jacob Greenbaum,
Abraham Jonas, Jacob Nieto, Edmund
Tausky and 3igmund Slchel.
Antoag the resolutions pooosd was one
calling- on the delegates to the constitution
grand, lodge to exert their Influence in re
storing the' contributions formerly given
to the districts. Up to two years ago
each district received the sum of 9600 for
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admitted to ball. Whittaker, who Is also
charged wKh comp'iclty in the assassina
tion, was also released from Louisville
and turned over to the local authorities.
He will not waive examination, but will
go to trial.
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