Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View This Issue
BfS T -' j J! jp$ t i, up $'
THE MOBNISCr OKBGOyiAN; WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1900.
DAVIS NOT WANTED
Missouri Republicans Squab
bled Over Yebster.
CONVENTION DX)ES LITTLE WORK
Ttwa Candidates for Delegate-at-
Large "WUhflrevr, Tkss Slrapli-
fyiaiy, the Contest.
KANSAS VJTTY, Mo., May 15. The Re
publican State Convention today got no
further In its deliberations than to effect
a, 'temporary organization and name com
mittees. Vhls it accomplished at the morn
ling sesylon. The afternoon session -was
aken np with speechmaking and a lively
fight jver a motion to escort Webster
Davis; to the platform to address the gath
ering. The most important incident of the
day was the -withdrawal from the race for
dclegatc-at-large of Major William War
ner, of Kansas City, who, In answering a
e31 for a speech, declared emphatically
that he -would not permit his name to be
HiKed In this connection. He understood,
Hie said, that his candidacy had caused
2CrIctIon. and this he wished to avoid.
Wlth t'ne added reiteration of National
"Commftteeman Kerens that he would un
dei no circumstances become a delegate-at-lar.te,
the light for these honors,
rhlo'a is the principal one of the conven
tion, vas simplified. The convention will
doubtljas finish Its work tomorrow.
F-dward A. Rosier, of St. Louis, was
inrade temporary chairman, and was ac
corded a warm reception. He made a
Jllve-minute speech, and at Ita conclusion
called for three cheers for the Chief Ex
ecutive, and they were given with a will.
-After the appointment of committees a
xe ess was taken until 2, o'clock.
JCcne of the committees was ready to
report at the afternoon session, and it was
fefter 3 o'clock before Chairman Rosier,
trapped for order. To fill in the time.
Tflajor Wanner, Colonel JDwyer and J. H.
CFlannlgan made speeches.
Between each speech there were repeated
alls for Webster Davis. A motion to In
vite him to address the convention was
jrat and carried with a hurrah, but Mr.
Davis conld not be found, and then, when
a. motion was made to appoint a commlt
ttee to seek the ex-Assistant Secretary of
-the Interior and escort him to the plat
form, a protracted wrangle was begun.
The majority of the delegates were willing
and anxious to hear Mr. Davis, but there
'was a decided opposition to appointing the
committee of escort, and a squabble of an
hour's duration, that at times bid fair to
disrupt the convention, ensued. .Finally.
A. W. Brewster, of St. Joseph, got the
delegates in good humor by delivering a
witty speech, at the conclusion of which,
at 5 o'clock, an adjournment till tomor
row -was taken.
81jite Convention Elected Delesatca
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 15. The
Republican State Convention was called
to Order here this afternoon. Colonel E.
A. Porbes, of Marysvllle, was elected
chairman. After the appointment of the
tegular committees, recess was taken to
S o clock. The delegations from the sev
eral Congressional districts elected -the fol
Sowing delegates to the National Conven-
tlon during the day:
First District. D. S. Cone, of Tehama,
and John L. Childs. of Del Norte; Sec
ond District, E. C. Hart, of Sacramento,
and H. T. Powers. Placer: Third District.
George W. Reed and R. D. Robins; Fourth
District, M. A. Gunst, San Francisco, and
Joseph fc. Spear. Jr.. of San Francisco:
Tlfth District, H. G. Bond, Santa Clara,
and Judge C. W. Vanfleet, of San Fran
cisco; Sixth District, W. M. Garland, of
Lps Angeles, and A. J. Bell, of Ventura;
Seventh District, W. S. Hooper, of San
Bernardino, and Dr. Chester A. Rowell,
Several of the district conventions voted
to support George A. Knight, Dr. George
C Pardee. N. D. Rldeout and U. S. Grant,
Jr., as delegates at large to the National
The convention this evening adopted a
platform which Is contained In less than
300 words. It declares for tho construc
tion of an lnter-oceanlc canal under Gov
ernment control and ownership; declares
.against the influx of Asiatic labor and in
dorses the Administration of President
McKinley, the delegates to the National
Convention being instructed to give him
their heartiest support to secure his re
nomlnatlon. U. S. Grant. Jr., George C.
Pardee. George A. Knight and N. D.
Rldeout were elected delegates at large.
DELEGATES FROM ISLANDS.
Hnvrnii and Porto Rico May lie Rcp
, resented nt Kunaax City.
CHICAGO. May 15. The Record says:
Hawaii and Porto Rico will send dele
gates to the Democratic National Con
vention. Each island will be accorded six
delegates If the wishes of the Democratic
leaders are carried out. Senator Jones,
chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, recently received a letter from
some Sandwich Islanders who sold they
were anxipus to know If the convention
would seat a Hawaiian delegation should
one come to Kansas City July 4. Senator
Jones replied that the convention Itself
would have to pass on that question, but
it is sold he advised the Sandwich Island
ers to send along their delegation, and It
might be seated.
Democratic managers eay there is somo
pretty politics In the Idea of giving seats
In the convention to a Porto Rlcan dele
gation. -They believe it will be a good
play. In view of the fact that the Demo
cratlc platform will contain an antl-lmpe-rlallstlc
plank. By reatrng a delegation
from Porto Rico and giving it six votes,
tho Democrats In convention would dem
onstrate In a practical way their conten
tion that Porto Rico Is part of the United
States and Is a territory, co-equal In all
things political with the Indian Territory,
Alaska or the District of Columbia, which
are unorganized territories.
Kansas City Will Profit liy the Dem
NEW YORK, May 15. Senator Jones,
chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, has been overwhelmed- with
letters from rromlncnt members of the
party complaining about -what they char
acterize as extortion on the part of the
hotel-keepers of Kansas City, says &
Washington correspondent of the Times.
It appears that the hotel men of the
convention city are demanding that tho
delegates and the other visitors must sub
mit to being" placed In rooms containing
fvo beds; that they shall pay $5 a day
for that accommodation, and agree to
pay for four days. Members of the Na
tional committee, leaders of state delega
tions and Democrats who contemplate go
ing to Kamsas City for the purpose x)f see
ing the convention hav e written letters of
protest -to Senator Jones, and today the
chairman of the National committee
wrote a long letter to VIce-Chairman
Stone, of Missouri, requesting him to take
the matter up with the local committees
of Kansas City, and secure a readjust
ment of conditions.
Senator Jones does not harltate to de
clare that the hotel men are violating; the
pledge that was made to theDemocratic
National Committee before and after Kan
sas City obtained the convention, last Feb
ruary. Candidate for Labor Coiaminiloner.
PEORIA. III.. May 15. The Order of
Railway Conductors has decided to pre
sent the name of P. J. Keefe, of Roches-
tcr. N. T., for the position of Labor Com- I
jnlssloner, made vacant by the resignation
of Ratchford, and the other brotherhoods
have agreed to Indorse him. The proposed
conference cannot be held in Chicago,,
on account, of the inability of Arthur
Sargent and Powell to attend.
"Wheeler WHts Re-EIcctloH. 4
NEW YORK.' May 15. A special to the
Tribune from Washington says:'
After a. conference with the President, at
which an understanding was reached by
which he will be appointed a Brigadier
General In the regular Army!, General
Joseph Wheeler gave out a letter announc
ing that he would stand for re-election to
the House from the Eighth district of
THE TRUST QUESTION.
Ht)He- Committee Agree Upon a
WASHINGTON. May 15. The trust
question led to an animated discussion
in the House committee on Judiciary to
day, a Constitutional amendment finally
being adopted by a party vote giving
Congress power to define, regulate, con
trol, prohibit or dissolve trusts, monopo
lies or combinations whether in the form
of a corporation or otherwise. This
amendment and-a bill restricting trusts
were framed some time ago by the spe
cial Bub-committee on trusts. After many
delays the work of the sub-committee was
brought before the full committee today
with a view to bringing the trust ques-
THERE ARE MANY WHO HAVE NEGLECTED
TO BUY ONE.
25 CENTS EACH.
tlon before the House. After several at- conditions relating to such matters. The
tempts to amend the resolution, which . presumption Is that if their financial con
were defeated on party lines," the com- dltlon -was bettered, they acquired inno
mlttee adopted It. also by a party vote, j cently. This Is a plain proposition of
the Democrats voting in the negative. lav, and the burden of proof did not rest.
The Constitutional amendment, as t upon them. From their well-known char-
agreed to and presented to the House, ' actors, I do not believe them dishonest,
proposes the following as article XVI of and even if they were. It nrist be remem
the amendments to the Constitution: , bered that there was much legislation be-
"Sectlon L All powers conferred by this fore that Assembly Involving millions ct
article shall extend to tho several states, dollars, in which some of tho memorialists
the territories, the District of Columbia, were deeply Interested, and although .ney
and all territory under the sovereignty ' appear here as apostles o2 purity, it Is
and the Jurisdiction of the United States, 'well known in Montana that they would
"Section 2. Congress shall have power not fall to test the probity of eveay man
to define, regulate, control, prohibit or m the most unscrupulous mannerto pro
dlfsolve trusts., monopolies or comblna-1 mote their own Interests. They were
tlons, whether existing In the form of actively engaged in preventing .ho revision
a corporation or otherwise. The several ' tne Infamous election lav by which
states may continue to exercise such pow. tne have been enabled to coerce every
er In any manner not in conflict with the J man Id their employ into casting lis bal
Iaws of the United States. lot to suit their wishes. They were also
"Section 3. Congress shall have power deeply Interested In attemnAIng the repeal
to enforce the provisions of this article ot a lavr tnat naa been established by a
by appropriate legislation." i previous Legislature, nr'-ijulrlng safety
The majority report favoring the con- j caBes to be put Into every mine, which
stltutlonal amendment says In part: law" has Deen a 'dead letter so far as they
"In our Judgment it la tho nlafn fluiv ! a"5 concerned, although all other com-
of those intrusted with the lawmaking
power to propose and submit to the people
of the United States such a remedy as
will enable Congress to restrain, and,
if need be, repress absolutely all Illegal
and dangerous combinations which re
strain trade or destroy competition, or
which may unjustly harass or oppress
labor. Labor has Its best friend In aggre
gated capital, corporations and combina
tions, when fairly and honestly formed
- .. . " . 7 - i
and conducted. It is not the existence.
but the abuse, of corporate power and
combined capital that merits condemna
tlon and denunciation and demands a
remedy. Such abuses exist. Hence the
necessity for the existence of a competent
controlling and restraining power a
power of absolute suppression, it may be,
in a given case."
The report is very long. It argues in
extenso against the proposed remedy of
placing trust-made goods on the free list,
which remedy, it is asserted, would oo
worsa than the disease In "striking down
protection In an experimental effort to
destroy a monopoly or repress a combina
tion." At the afternoon session of the com
mittee an anti-trust bill was ordered to be
reported In addition to the Constitutional
amendment. The bill differs from that
previously framed, and Is amendatory to
the Sherman law. Corporations or asso
ciations managed1 for tho purpose of con
trolling or monopolizing the manufacture,
production or sale of any article, or for
the purpose of Increasing or decreasing
the cost to the consumer or user, are de
clared Illegal. It Is then provided that
such an organization may be proceeded
against and restrained from carrying on
Interstate commerce, and. If declared Ille
gal, may be forbidden the use of the malls
and Interstate commerce In Its products
or property is then prohibited.
THE DAY IN CONGRESS.
House Debated and Later Panned
the Militnry Academy Bill.
WASHINGTON. May 15. The House
took up the military academy bill today,
but chiefly discussed politics. Slayden
'(Dem. Tex.) said the War Department,
while warning poor men against going
to our Insular possessions, was inviting
the trusts to go there to garner the mil
lions made possible by the sacrifice of
our olood and treasure,
Berry (Dem. Ky.) made an earnest ar
gument against ship subsidy legislation,
and In favor of a "free ship bllL"
Mahon (Rep. Pa.) offered, but on appeal
withdrew, an amendment providing that
every cadet at West Point shall take an
oath not to Indulge in "hazing." The bill
was then passed.
Tomorrow was set aside for the con
sideration of the bill providing for the
civil government of Alaska.
GlUctt (Rep. Mass.) again called up the
Senate bill to Incorporate the American
National Red Cross.
In the Senate.
When Clark concluded his address In
the Senate, Ross (Rep. Vt.) called up his
bill "regulating appointments and re
movals from civil offices In outlying de
pendencies of the United States," and
addressed the Senate upon it. He held
that the appointments should be non
partisan, and no office holder should be
removed without an opportunity to meet
charges properly and duly established.
Hale (Rep. Me.) said he did not share
In the expectations of Ross as to the
carrying out of the perfect programme
marked out by him for our insular pos
sessions. "The history of colonial possessions,"
said he, "from the days of the Romans
tothe present time, is a history of rob
bery, peculation, extravagance, wrong
doing In high quarters and corruption
broad and large. I do not think that the
examples of today are going to show that
the American people are to be exempt
from the monstrous evils which have al
ways attended a colonial policy. The
Jaunty way In which the American people
have embarked In the enterprise of co
lonial possessions has certainly received
a rebuke In what has been seen to hap
pen during the last few months. The
than we are now before the rule which
has been written down in all history Is ciark contended that the story was in
changed by the American Republic," I credible In view of Mr. Well' CT.
Ross, having called for a vote on hlF.
bill. Scqtt (Rep. W. Va.) moved tc
postpone the bill Indefinitely. Tho nr, ca
tion was lost. 10 to S5. It was noted tat
in casing the roll the clerk omitted ie
name of Clark (Dem. Mont) Indlcr x.lng
that so far as the Senate is concc xr.ied
hV. resignation Is an accepted fact.
juason ttep. j.iui aaaressea tne cnatR
in a. humorous vein in opposition A0 the
CLARK STEPS DOWN
(Continued from First Pace.)
Analogous to theDreyfus ci.se, where the
prosecution was based upon the presump
tion of guilt. It has heretofore been held
that there must be .proved actual com
plicity of fraud on the part of the prin
cipal or actual, not presumptive, knowl
edge of corruption on th part df ' his
agents, or that" it must b-j proved, not
Inferred, that a sufficient number of Leg
islators have been corruptly Influenced to
change the result of the election.
"As to the first proposition, no proof
was adduced that was accepted by tho
committee, and no charge of complicity
has been made In the report. As to the
second proposition, not In a single in
stance has there been any jroof. sufuclent
to establish the guilt of a single Legislat
or. On the contrary, posltlvi- evidence has
been elicited in every case where the re
spondent was allowed, to Irtroduce testi
mony that no consideration was given or
received, or promised, nor jiy considera
tion made to secure a vote for the re
spondent. In order to change the result
of the election, it would be necessary to
establish that eight membent of the Legis
lature "were corruptly influenced.
"Much stress has been laid upon tho
comparative financial condition of two
or three Legislators before and after the
Senatorial contest. These men gave full
explanations of the circumstances and
HAVE BEEN SOLD
AND WEAR ONE.
.. ., .. . . : " z
!"" operating in tne state of Montana
compiled with Its provisions. Proceedings
have been commenced agalnnt tho Ana
conda Company by the State Inspector of
Mines to enforce a compliance with ttio
provisions of the statute. There was
other legislation Involving the transfer
of property, which was hotly contested by
contending parties in Montana, In which
the respondont had no interest whatever.
Hence, If it should be shown that money
was Improperly used daring the session of
the Legislature, there -was scarcely even .a
wmmjuuu wui it was cnargeabie to tno
respondent or friends working In his In
terest. I therefore submit, Mr. President,
my belief that the conclusions of the com.
mtttee on the main proposition and thoso
of the majority on all propositions are In
ferential. Incorrect and are not supported
by the evidence."
Here Mr. Clark took up In detail the
findings of tho committee on privileges
and elections, criticising many of them
sharply and at length. As to tho refcr-
pace to the fact that he had frequently
ucui viuiujuuic lor omce, ne asKea: Are
"wo to Infer that It Is a crime to be a
candidate for officer' He then proceeded
to say that he bad never voluntarily
sought to bo elected to any office, giving tha
circumstances under which he had become
a candidate at various times. Speaking
of his campaign for Congress In 1SSS, he
attributes his defeat to Mr. Daly, saying:
"Treacherous work was done everywhere
in the several counties where Daly had
men employed, and the result was my
defeat by several thousand majority, and
from this staggering blow of Treachery
the party did not recover for m.inv waw
There vas no provocation for this. There
had been no business difficulties, and never
an unkind word had been botween us. It
was simply an envious and diabolical dtA
sire on his part to forever destroy ry
political influenco in the territory."
He then reiterated that he went into
the contest of IMS merely for the prrposc
of promoting his own political lrterostat
He said this undertaking was maa y:nn
"the distinctly expressed und :rstanillng
that my name should not be used In con
nection with the Senatorial race dnd I
defy anyone to show that I was stich a
candidate until after the election and
not until In December of 3S3S."
Clark discussed at length the allega
tions of the committee wljH refe-enc to
ebUI?C8f 'ncU'ma -.nth 'members
of the Montana Legislature cor ducted In
hia name. The McLaughlin transaction.
tl Sk, ' Y," f Un by E,cWor -d, and not
bv himself, and was purely a business
transaction, the Senatorial Matter never
being referred to. He asser ted that any
fftritnC V,t.),yle comn.ttee Is "man
ifestly unfair." He askerf Senators to
read all the evidence bear mg upon this
3S5E the C33f' Vm-Ste con-
sioh fl,ldeDCe J a Wak caus n
such flimsy expedients -are relied upon
for support." He also contradicted the
rVl ?!cV lord's attempt to
5?n?S w '"eness which Repre
sentative Wood owe.. -There is;" he
ifnE n ? of evidence to show
this to be a fQct. t a t ho ,-, ..
my honor as a aar and as a Senator that
I never heard n . -.,..... ...
,. - -v iiaiuatuuu UuUl
JwTiSlgS the testImony durins
vLar1 f0.5 a he kow nothing of what
transpired in conection with Mr. Fine
being absent rom the state at the time.
as to the Jo jrv) present made to Stato
Representatl re Day, Cia.rk szid that tha
money was not given because of Mr.
Da servibe In the Legislature, but for
....., o meaating the Legislature, and
in any CO ttrst thnt mftrht "h tnaium
atest that might he Inaugurated.
"Mr. Dav had int hn t at-v or.
cesstul f nanclally, and I simply gratified
my owr y impulse in making him a gift. It
was a surprise to him, and both he and
myself testified that It was not In pur
suanc to any previous understanding."
This. ae contended, was not bribery In
Je rye of the law. -"Perhaps," he added,
j had used my influence to create a fat
" c at the expenre of the state or of the
-cernment with which to reward Mr.
L a-r. aa Is frequently done In discharging
1 O'llrlcal liabilities, the Incident would not
hive aroused any crtlclsm,"
Soeaklnir nf tho "WMtoaMa lnMtf
' tmtlt Tt f rtnf nncQlfila Vi cM "Vm
a man -of Wellcome's ability, experience
and sagacity could fall into such a trap,
or that he would If he were so disposed,
attempt to bribe two men In the presence
of each other, when, knowing the charac
ter of at least one of them, he might ex
pect to bo betrayed. There is not a man
living who knows John B. Wellcome who
would for an instant believe such a st6rv.
The vaole scheme is in accord with the
tactics of the prosecutors in this case, as
we wore prepared to prove, but were not
allowed to do so by the committee."
He then Introduced an original afflda-
j vlt hy George E.,McGrath In support of
me contention that the political oppo
sition to him (Clark) is the result of a
conspiracy set on foot by Daly In 1S33.
McGrath says that Daly told him then
that the only effective course to pursue
was to charge Clark, morning, noon and
night, with bribery, "with the hope of
creating a public sentiment which would
force, him (Clarh) to Tetire." McGrath
alao stated that Daly then suggested
that some of his men should "procure
money from Clark or his agents on a
promise of voting for him. trise in the
Legislature and exhibit ,tho money and
state how they procured It." Later, when
the break In the Legislature that year
had occurred, Daly had grown angry, oc
cording to McGrath's statement, and had
asked: "What Is the matter with Jetting
three or four of our men have a few
thousand dollars for the purpose of show
ing it In the Legislature and sating that
It Is Clark's money? This is the only way
I now see to accomDlIsh "his ilefeaL" ad.
Lding that tho tlmq had come for "some-
tnmg more than Sunday school politics."
Clark added that McGrath had been in
Washington for five weeks during the In
vestigation, but had been constantly re
fused a hearing by the committee.
Clark also dealt with the committee's
reference to the conduct of the Republi
can Legislators In voting for him. saying
on this point that the "Senate should re
member that the members of the Legis
lature were better acquainted with local
conditions than the Senate ccmmlttee on
privileges and elections, and that . each
Legislator had ah opportunity of Investi
gating the truth or falsity of the charges
.made by Whiteside on his own account
and In his own way."
He then called attention to the fact
that the action of the Republican Legis
lators was the result of caucus action,
and stated that it did not differ from the
acts of that party on previous occasions.
He contradicted the statement of the
committee that Senator Hobson was main
ly responsible for the action of the Re
publicans, saying that the testimony
showed that their action was in responso
to an almost unanimous nnhllf. oont'mnt
He also ass-eried that there wa3 no truth
i mo committee's statement that he had
been In nejotlaUon with Mr. Hobson prior
to his eltjtion.
.TanF' up the caarge of violation of
the Mcvuana laws, Clark said that no
wiiere was It provided In those laws that
a violation of them should forfeit office,
la this connection he charged the com
aiitee with seeking "to enact laws, for
tje otate of Montana, and at the same
,dme enforce the punishment of the law
so enacted by a Federal tribunal."
Clark referred with evident feeling to
Congressman Campbell's part in tho
"Mr. Campbell first appeared as a pre
tended friend of the cause of co-operation
In the Interest of good government In
Montana, where. In a conference, he
feigned sleep in order to cbtaln Infor
mation which he might use to betray his
friends. Not then knowing his true char
acter, he received the support of myself
and all my friends, which insured his
nomination and election. Thereafter, he
threw oft the mask and went to work to
encompass my defeat, having been em
Ployed, as he stated, as counsel for a
mining company belonging to the Ana
conda Company, at a salary of X0 per
annum, ostensibly as a blind, as he could
not remember on the witness stand the
name of the company for which he pre
tended to act."
hHe,,C.h.arce2 P1!01! "with neglecting
the duties of his office to prosecute this
case, and referred to many uncompliment
ary remarks to the hitter's conduct at
various stages of the prosecution. "And
yet, Mr. President, it appears that there
are some members -of tho committee who
have no criticism to make of the con
duct of such a man'
Clarke next t.xk up the large expendi
tures of monry in the campaign. "It
must not be overlooked," ho said, "that
these expenditures covered three distinct
campaigns. XT the Senators knew the
conditions which confronted .the people of
Montana they would not wonder thnt
such action was necessary."
tie men ontered upon a ravlew of the
politics of the state, declaring that never
until Mavcus Daly's advent In 1S76. 13
years aCter he (Clark) had gone to Mon
tana, dJd he see or hear of a dollar be
ing sp'-ntin politics there. Ho raid: "He
introduced the system soon after his ad
vent. r;nd through this and the coercion
wnicn he Invariably employed, his suc
cefti -Yas almost certain."
Clark followed this with' a denuncia
tion of the methods of Daly In Montana
POl.rieS. Ttwimcinv hl lnnFU H utnAllnna
anl in the state capital fight, where he
charged the Anaconda Company with
sprndlcs $1,000,000. He continued:
How was it possible to attack this
u n-American despotism "without a great
rIfort which only money could make? I
was- In a position to aid In this work.
and I am proud that I undertook it. It
was done legitimately and with honesty
of purpose, and although here, where the
conditions are not fully understood, I have
received somo censure, tho finest people of
my state approved my action and will ac
cord me grateful recognition."
In a few sentences, Clark then made a
brief review of his own career.
"I was bom," ho said, "am'd tho hum
ble eurroundings of farm life In Penn
sylvania. I went to the West when a
lad, educated myself as well as I could
by my own exertions while working on
a farm and teaching schoDl for a few
years, when a spirit of adventure led mo
to the Rocky Mountains, where I have
lived, mostly In Montana, for 38 years.
For three years I worked In the' mines
and then engaged In other pursuits, and
my enterprises now extend from one
ocean to the other. I employ thousands
of men and pay them generously for the'r
labor. 1 have occupied many positions, of
honor and trust. I was never In all my
life charged with a dishonorable act, and
I propose to leave to my children a legacy
worth more than gold an unblemished
Senator Clark announced his resignation
as follows: :
"Acting upon my own judgment and
holding no one responsible for the result.
I have concluded to place my resignation
in the hands of the chief executive of
Montana, and I here submit a copy of
the letter addressed to him under date of
May 11, and which Is now in his hands."
The letter follows:
"Washington, May 1L
"To His Excellency, Governor of Montana.
"Dear Sir: The Sixth Legislative As
sembly, on the oigth day of January, 1?S9,
elected me to represent the State of Mon
tana In the Senate of the United States for
a term commencing the fourth day of
March. 1SS3. Under the authority of cre
dentials signed by the Governor of Mon
tana. I entered upon the discharge of the
duties of that position on the first Monday
of last December, after qualifying by tak
ing tho oath of office prescribed by law.
"On the fourth day of December, 1S39,
two memorials were presented to the Sen
ate, praying that my right to continue to
act as Senator under the credentials which
certified to my election should be investi
gated. These memorials, with accom
panying papers, were referred to a stand
ing committee of that body. After a pro
tracted investigation of the allegations of
said memorialists, the committee has sub
mitted its conclusions to the Senate In
which It finds the seat which I now occupy,
under credentials tsued by the authority
of a vote taken in a Joint assembly of the
Legislature on the 2Sth of January. ISJ3,
should be declared vacant.
"None of the charges affecting my per
sonal honor, cr which alleged that I had
personally been guilty of corrupt prac
tices, have been sustained by the finding
of the committee.
"Conscious of the rectitude of my own
conduct and after a critical examination
of all the evidence taken by the commit
tee; convinced that thoro friends who
were so loyal to me during that bitter
(contest did not report to cishonorable or
ILwl pf The GEO. W. CHILDS 5c cigar never changes, but Is always kept al tt
llPll pi t,ie P notch of perfection, it is the same in material and manufac- jj
Ir A iti turc Yesterday, today and forever Oqr aim is to make it "generously m
pS Ef! good" and .permanently goQd." Watch out, however, that you don't p
1 i IB" sct sornclnin8 e,sc ancl think you have a CHlLD5t Every genuine fp
Jj jljj CHIl.DS cigar has the name stamped on it and will always be good. ji
Kip, 11 It must be good when we can sell twice as many as arc sold of any jj
VpfrV pgi other 5c brand. fe
jlL, .jm, LANG & C0, PORTLAND, DISTRIBUTERS gEp
corrupt means to Influence the action of
members of the Legislature in their choice
of Senator, yet, 1 am unwilling to con
tinue to occupy a seat In the Senate of
the United States1 under the-credentials1
whloh its committee declared rest for
their authority upon the action of a Leg
islature which was not free and voluntary
In Its choice of Senator. Self-respect and
due regard for the opinion of my asso
ciates and a sense of duty to the people
of the State of Montana demand that I
should return the credentials under
which I am acting as one of the repre
sentatives of the Senate, leaving the
state and her people to take such action
as -will conserve and promote her best
interest In tho National council.
"Influenced by these considerations, I
deem It eminently proper, without unnec
essary delay to Teslgn the position of
United State Senator from the State of
Montana, to which position I was chosen
by the Sixth Legislative Assembly of
Montana on the 2Sth day of January, 1S23.
"With sentiments of esteem, I remain,
"W. A.. CLARK."'
"Mr. President, I desire, In retiring
from the Senate to state that I have
here formed somo warm friends whom I
regret to leave. I have received from
the honorable presiding officer most cour
teous attention. I am deeply sensible of
the generous sympathy and support of
almost all of my Democratic colleagues,
and for the cordial good wishes of a great
number of Republican friends, I wish to
express my profound gratitude."
When Clark concluded, he was sur
rounded by many Senators from both sides
of the chamber. Some extended congrat
ulations, while others silently wrung his
hand. When order was restored. Chandler
said: "In deference to the statement Just
made, I ask that the resolution relating
to the case go over until tomorrow."
The request was agreed to.
There Is yet some doubt -as to what will
be done with the resolution of the com
mittee on privileges and elections In the
Clark case. This committee will hold a
meeting to consider the form of procedure.
Some of them think the Senate should
take action on tho resolutions; others say
the resignation leaves the seat -vacant and
no action Is necessary.
Resolution of Censure Voted Down.
HELENA, Mont, May 15. In the Repub
lican County Convention today, a resolu
tion to censure the Republican members
of the Legislature who voted for W. A.
Clark for United States Senator was
voted down. Eleven of 16 Republicans In
the Legislature voted for Clark.
ALGER BLAMED FOR IT.
The Original Canne of the Cab an
NEW YORK. May 16. A special to ths
Hehald from Washington says:
Following the publication of Inspector
General Breckinridge's recommendations
that Army Inspectors be permitted to in
spect Cuban civil accounts, there has
come a disposition in certain quarters to
transfer to the shoulders of General Al
ger all the" responsibility possible. He is
blamed first for the appointment of
Director Rathbone and of the Postal
Auditor, and secondly, because he Ig
nored General Breckinridge's first cabled
recommendation, permitting the Auditor
to continue alone the Inspection of postal
accounts. Friends of General Alger resent
the attempt of the Administration to shift
the responsibility to his shoulders. They
point out that he appointed Director Rath
bone upon the recommendation of Secre
tary Gage. ,
President McKinley and all the Repub
lican leaders are very anxious about the
probable effect of the Cuban frauds upon
the Presidential campaign. The Democrats
point to the Neely episode as illustrating
the argument that a colonial system Is
sure to lead to corruption. The Adminis
tration leaders hope to minimize the bad
effects of the frauds by vigorously follow
ing up the wrong-doers before the cam
paign has advanced very far.
One phase of the Cuban postal matter
which has yet to be cleared uv relates to the
disposition of the amotnts paid to Mr.
Rathbone on requisitions approved by Governor-General
Brooke and, Governor-General
Wood, which he certified were neces
sary to mako up deceits la the postal ac
counts. Deficits from January 15, 1SS9, , In the neighborhood of $2,000,000. Bank
until June 30, 1S99, amounted to $14,270. but say It will be impossible to make a shlp
the Cuban postal receipts always fell be- ment to London direct this week, al
hlnd the expenditures, and ltwas necessary i though it Is "known that one Institution Is
for Director Rathbone to make quarterly figuring on exportation which will Involve
calls upon the Governor-General. 4 Jl.OOO.OOQ, .If negotiation can be concluded
iue uuuiuucu biaicmeuis ui. me nur
Department show that Captain B'."F.Ladd.
Treasurer of the Island, paid to Mr. Rath
bone, up to December 21, 1899, between
$218,022 and $420,925. when the POstofllce De
partment had no knowledge that a deficit
existed. In making these requisitions dl-
rectly upon the Governor-General, Admin
istration officials say the Director failed to
carry out the original order which Secre
tary Alger Issued.
The Administration has a well-matured
plan of action, but nothing will be said
now as to what It Is. One matter that will
be discussed Is how the authorities expect
to recover all the money wrongfully taken
from the postal funds, but It Is understood
that they have reason to believe they
can do this. It is not Improbable that
more arrests will soon be made. Just who
will be Implicated the officials will not Bay.
CHICAGO HOTEL FIRE.
Guests Jumped From the Windows
Rumor of Loss.of Life.
CHICAGO. May 15. The Hotel Helena,
110 Fifty-third street, was destroyed by
fire early this (Wednesday) morning. The
conflagration was very fierce, and many
of the occipants were forced to Jump from
the windows to escape the flames. Sev
eral persons were severely Injured, and
four are thought to have been killed. The
building Is a three-story structure, con
taining 100 rooms, all of them being occu
pied. The place was closed for the night,
and the guests had to be aroused by the
police. The fire was close to the Hyde
Park Police Station, and every one In the
station was sent to aid in rescuing' the
panic-stricken guests. Several policemen
wore more or less burned In rescuing the
inmates. The fire burned so rapidly that
most of the occupants wera forced to climb
out on the window sills, as the stairways
were cut off by the flames. Many of the
victims were forced to Jump before the
firemen could put up their ladders.
Four chambermaids 'are missing, and It
Is supposed they perished in the flames.
Among tho seriously injured are: Helen
Joseph. William F. Horan, Mrs. Eliza
beth Florence, Edward Tarbox, Mrs. W.
F. Taylor. F. W. Toung, a man named
Lawson, Dr. Teager. a man named Mor
row, and E. B. Richardson. Some of tho
above are so badly hurt that there are
nb hopes for their recovery.
Gold Exports This Week,
NEW YORK, May 15. Lazard Frerea
will send gold to Paris this week, but the
aggregate shipments, unless Increased by
tomorrow, will not exceed $1,000,000. Other
firms may send $1,000,000 additional, bring
ing the total shipments by La Gaecogne
Why Am I Selling the Genuine SANDEN Belts at
They're a good Belt. Theyye a splendid record, and WILL CURE
RHEUMATISM, KIDNEY TROUBLE and all PAINS and NERVOUS
AILMENTS of man and wom'an.
You can have Dr. Sanden's boot, "Three Classes of Men," free, by
sending me your address, and if you do get a Belt you will live to thank
me. They are on sale at Lion Drug Store and my omce.
. S. S. HALL,
. . ..
The Kenans City Strike.
KANSAS CITT, Mo.. May 15. The
street-car strikers continue to lose
strength, and today there was hardly
I a sign of the strike on the Metropolitan.
The six solidly vestlbuled trains that
arrive and depart over the lines of tha
O. R. & N. daily are magnificent speci
mens of the par-T!i!ldfr'R nrt. oomhln!nir
as thv do. .ill the latest improvements.
, including first and second-class sleepers.
I chair cars, diners and llbrary-observa-
The O. R. & N. offers the choice of
eight trans-continental routes to all
the Important cities of the East, Middle
West and Southwest. Through cars ero
run by "way of Spokane and the Great
Northern, and via Huntington and the
Oregon Short Line and connections.
Ticket office SO Third street, corner Oak.
Will be roused to its natural duties
and your biliousness, headache and
constipation be cured if you tako
Sold by all drupglsts. 25 cents.
m 9rfj ot br
Tutf s Pills
better than cure. Tutt's Liver
Pills will not only cure, but if
taken in time will prevent
dyspepsia, biliousness, malaria,
constipation, jaundice, torpid
liver and kindred diseases.
TUTT'S Liver PILLS
Because I bought a cargo ot them
and wish to get rid of them. Be
cause I have the right to sell them
,, at as low rates as X please, or to
51 give 'em away If I choose. They're
.ine JLr. a. a. ouuueii. patenxeu, anu
so stamped. r made no binding'
contract with Sanden as to selling
price. If I had, he would probably
have forced me to get his own high
figures. But I am quite content to
clear these famous Belts at
No. 7 $40.00 Belt for $20.00; No. 6
S30.00 Belt for $1 5.00; No. 5 $20.00
Belt for $10.00.
Blumaucr'a Drug Store,
Cor. Third and 0ak Streets