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THE MOENING OREGOMAtf, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 7, "1900.
TARGET OF ABUSE
Bitter Attacks on England's
AT OPENING OF PARLIAMENT
Chamberlain Warmly Defended His
Course Proceeding In the Trro
Houses Supplementary Esti
mate Asks for 10,000,000.
LONDON, Dec 7.-The 15th Parliament
of the reign of Queen Victoria opened yes
terday. Before the lights went out in
the ancient chambers, almost every lead
ing politician had spoken. Such fierce
personal animosity and -such bitter In
vectives had scarcely ever before marked
the proceedings at "Westminster.
Joseph Chamberlain. Secretary of State
for the Colonies, was the center of the
storm. The policy of the empire regard
ing South Africa and China, the action
of the government in causing a dissolu
tion when it did, the conduct of the war
against the Boers, and. In fact, all the
questions vitally affecting the empire were
gravely discussed and explained, but dom
inating all was the opposition's hatred
or the Colonial Secretary. From Lord
Rosebery's veiled allusions In the House
of Lords, when he assumed what many
took to be the practical leadership of the
Liberal party, to the outspoken comment
In the House of Commons, criticism of
Mr. Chamberlain permeated almost every
utterance from lhs Liberal bfinehcts. Tor
hours this target of satire and abuse sat j
with his head on one side listening Intent
ly, unmoved by groans or cheers. Sir
Henry Campbell-Bannerman shook his
notes in Mr. Chamberlain's face, and de
clared that a man who published pri
vate letters for political purposes (refer
ring to the Chirk-Ellis correspondence),
would be excluded from the society of all
honorable men and ostracized for life had
he resorted to such action as a private
Arthur J. Balfour, First Lord of th'e
Treasury, referring to SirHenryCampbell
Bannerman's suave regrets at the de
parture of Georj-e J. Goschen and Sir
Matthew White Ridley, raid that he be
lieved that Sir Henry was so generous
that he would even And good in Mr.
Chamberlain, should the latter be' re
moved to another sphere. A Liberal
ehouted. "We draw the line somewhere,"
and both sides of the House roared with
Once Mr. Chamberlain interrupted and
leaped to his feet A thrill went through
the House. "It Is not so," he declared,
and proceeded to deny the allegation that
he had said that any seat lost to the
government durinjr the recent election
was one sold to the Boers.
It was nearly 11 o'clock before he arosa
to reply to an avalanche of attack
launched against him. How great a
strain he had undergone was evident in
the scarcely suppressed excitement and
tone on the part of one rarely known
to show feeling In the House. He de
nled that he had ever accused Mr. BUli
of being a traitor. He declared that the
special purpose of the meeting of Parlia
ment had been forgotten in an attack
upon himself. Irritated beyond control
by frequent " interruptions and disturb
ances, he called one of the Liberals
amid the excitement a "cad." The
Speaker called him to order, and Mr.
Chamberlain "withdrew the epithet, .apolo
gizing for Its use. After defending the
publication of the Ellis correspondence,
he was cut off by. the midnight adjourn
ment. Friday the opposition will move an
amendment to tho address, setting forth
grounds for an early annnouncement of
the government's policy.
Among the other leading features of the
opening session was Txt. Balfour's an
nouncement that no member of the Cab
inet had ever said that he had" even
dreamed the Boer republics would remain
permanently under the cron colony form
of government. "That restricted phase
of liberty," declared Mr. Balfour, "will
only be necessary as a temporary expedi
ent." After expressing In earnest tones
the desire of the government to co-operate
-with the opposition in doing anything
to bring about a cessation of hostilities,
"Mr. Balfour said he realized deoply the
terrible danger of embittering the Dutch
1n South Africa. In order to show the
differences confronting the British in dis
tinguishing between combatants and non
combatants, he read an extract from tho
United States Army regulations, showing
with what severity persons alternating
between combatants and noncombatants
were treated under the American organi
zation. While Mr. Balfour was In the middle of
a solemn declaration that the government
would endeavor to temper necessity with
mercy in dealing with a brave enemy, a
Liberal called out: "It would be better
'for the Boers to be dead than the Eng
lish." Sir Henry Campbell - Bannerman's ar-
Talgnment of the government was long
and satirical. He declared that the Lib
erals were perfectly agreed that the Boer
republics should be annexed to Groat
Britain, and said they wanted to know
definitely what the government proposed
to do In the future berore voting money.
All requests for Information elicited from
Mr. Balfour nothing more than generali
ties. Sir Henry contended that, there
tore, the opposition would oppose the
progress of the vote In supply.
At a late hour the government laid on
the table of the House of Commons the
supplementary war estimate. The utmost
eecrecy Is maintained regarding it, but
report says that it asks for 13,X,Gl0
for South Africa and 3,000.000 for China.
Sir Charles Dllke. It Js said, will pro
pose an amendment throwing a part of
tho cost of the South African war on
The Netherlands Railway, and the under
ground mining rights of the late Trans
The Honse of Lords.
A few minutes after the Speaker, Wil
liam Court Gully, had taken his chair in
the House of Commons, the Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod, Sir Michael Did
dulph, appeared and summoned the Com
mons to the House of Lords, where the
Lord Chancellor, the Earl of Halsbury,
.read the Queen's speech, as follows:
"My Lords and Gentlemen: It has be
come necessary to make further provision
for the expenses incurred by the opera
tions of my armies in South Africa and
China. I have summoned you to hold a
special session In order that you may
give your sanction to the enactment re
quired for this purpose. Tou will not
enter Into other public matters requiring
your attention until the ordinary meeting
of Parliament in the Spring."
A number of ladles were present at the
proceedings In the House of Lords, but
the Peers present numbered less than a
dozen, apart from the four Royal Com
missioners representing the Queen, among
whom was the Duke of Marlborough.
The ceremony was very brief.
The Earl of Lathon. Conservative, In the
uniform of the Royal Horse Guards,
moved tho address. He said that he
thought It could now be safely said that
the end of the war was In sight. The
volunteers had made their mark, and
the colonies had shown they were united
to the motherland, never to be separated.
Baron Monk Bretton, Liberal Unionist,
.seconded the address In the same strain.
Lord Klmberly, the Liberal leader in the
Hrose of Lords, In the course of his re
tnarSis, animadverted strongly upon tho
sudden dissolution of Parliament. He ob
jected to the brevity and abruptness In
the Queen's speech, and demanded a defi
nite pronouncement of the Government's
policy, in view of the novel and danger
ous character of the recrudescence of hos
tilities In South Africa and explanations
of the alleged cruelties to the Boers, the
burning of farms and similar severities.
He concurred in the annexation of the
republics, but trusted the government
.possessed a definite policy for speedily
concluding the war. His Lordship was
gratified at the Anglo-German agreement,
but he said an attempt to capture the
Emperor and Empress Dowager of China
would be an alarming undertaking.
Lord Salisbury, after paying a tribute
to the skill of Lord Roberts and General
Kitchener and to the bravery of the of
ficers and soldiers, said he approved of
Fall elections on the ground that the peo
ple objected to traveling to the polls in
Wintery weather, while in Summer legis
lators were occupied with their Parlla
In regard to South Africa, the Premier
spoke with great solemnity. He said the
Transvaalers, the Free Staters and tho
wprld understood there could be no devi
ation from the policy of the Government
already outlined. Anything resemblinc
Independence never could be granted. The
war must proceed to the Inevitable is
sue. We must let it be felt that no one.
by the issue of an Insolent and audacious
ultimatum, could force the British Gov
ernment to humble itself and abandon
Its rights. He could never allow that a
shred of Independence could be left. How
soon tha Fr.ee Staters and the Transvaal
ers would have anything like self-government
depended on themselves. It might
be years, and It might bo generations.
Regarding China, Lord Salisbury said
he was uable to reveal anything, as it
would betray the secrets of other nations,
as well as those of the "government. He
was happy, however, to be able to quiet
the fears of Lord Klmberley regarding
the pursdit of the Emperor and ihe Em
press. He had never heard of such a sug
gestion. The concert existed and the lat
est intelligence showed that It possessed'
a very reasonable vitality. He was more
doubtful of the time when a satisfac
tory result would be accepted than of the
fact that the concert of Europe would be
The feature of the session was Lord
Rosebery's spirited attack on the government-
He was unsparing In his cvti
clsm of the d'ssolutlon of Parliament, the
conduct of the war. the policy of the
government toward China and everything
handled Ty the Cabinet He caustically
commented on the reconstruction of the
Cabinet, congratulating Lord Salisbury on
being the chief of a family numbering so
many able administrators, the refernco
lelng to the inclusion Into the Cabinet
of several of Lord" Salisbury's relatives.
Lord Rosebery's comment on the charges
against Mr. Chamberlain was severe. He
deprecated overbelief in the credibility
of all the charges, hut said it was evi
dent the head of the 'Cabinet had failed
in proper supervision and the pride of
England In the purity of Its public men
The Duke of Devonshire replied to Lord
"Rosebery. and Lord Tweedmouth closed
the debate for the Liberals. The address
was then agreed to and the House ot
Lords adjourned until Monday.
The Interesting and picturesque cere
mony of swearing In the Peers, which in
cluded the Prince of Wales, the Duke of
York and the Duke of Cambridge, to
gether with, the impression that Lord
Rocebery would speak, attracted such a
number of Peeresses and their daughters
as to fill the galleries allotted to them. Mr.
Choate was forced to find a place op
posite that which he usually uses. Lord
Salisbury, when delivering his speech,
looked old and wearied, but his voice gath
ered strength and vigor as he procoeded.
Meanwhile, Lord Rosebery sat immersed
In deep thought his hat drawn down over
his brow. There waa a rustle of expec
tation as the Premier ceased and Lord
Rosebery slowly walked to the table.
The speech of the Liberal Peer waa
powerful and more decidedly political than
any he had delivered In many years. It
was impassioned, dramatic in many parts
and directed straight at Lord Salisbury,
who, though for the greater part of the
time unmoved, smiled occasionally In a
cynical way, as though at the earnestness
of his opponent An Incident of the de
bate was Lord Rosebery's reference to
Lord Harwlcke, Under Secretary of State
for India, who was a member of a flrrn
of stockbrokers. The Duke of Devon-
shire explained that Lord Harwlcke had
authorized him to announce that before
accepting office he had arranged to be
come, at the end of the year, a sleeping
partner In the firm. The Liberal morn
ing papers complain that his concession
The Honse of Commons.
It was to a .crowded house that the
Speaker rose this afternoon to submit the
sessional orders, the reading of which, as
usual, was Interrupted by the motion of
James Lowther to eliminate the order
prohibiting peers from interfering in elec
tions. Mr. Lowther especially referred to
Lord Rosebery as a delinquent during the
recent election. The motion met its custo
mary fate. It was buried by a vote of 24
After Mr. Balfour, the Government lead
er,' had given notice of the Intention of
the Government to absorb the whole time
of the session, the Speaker read the
Queen's speech, and J. E. Gordon, Con
servative (In a naval uniform), moved the
address in reply. In doing so he made a
long defense of the war. J. F. Hope, Con
servative, seconded the address.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the
Liberal leader, after allusions to the elec
tions, said the remarkable thing about the
war was that the public knew so little
about it and the harsh measures being
taken against the people of South Africa,
such as farm-burning. He asked the Gov
ernment for information as to the inten
tion of these proceedings. Sir Henry said
he was slow to believe that driving a
stubborn enemy to despair was the best
way to make him surrender. It was In a
desire to end the war, but It was also In
a desire to lead to promises of harmony
and contentment that he Invited the Gov
ernment to declare its policy. He inquired
why it should not be announced to the
Boers- that If they laid down their arms
they would be allowed to return to their
Mr. Balfour dwelt on the difficulties ot
the present position In South Africa. He
said the men they were fighting were to
be their fellow-subjects, and all must be
done to prevent bitterness. The Govern
ment had announced over and over again
that it looked forward to a condition
when the British and Dutch would have
equal rights. It was the fault of the Boer
leaders that the war was prolonged. In
the meantime, the duty of the Govern
ment was to pursue vigorous military op
erations, with humanity, not only from
motives of common morality, but with a
statesman-like "view of the future.
Th Times "Welcomes 'Rosebery.
LONDON. Dec 7. The Times intimates
that the Government in addition to the
credito now being asked for, win take
fresh borrowing powers during tha pros
ent session in case it should become nec
essary to raise more money before the
February session. Referring editorially to
Lord Rosebery's speech. It says:
"Lord Rosebery has come forward with
the air of one who. If not now tho party
leader, may any day become such. We
rejoice that he has done so. His speech
makes us feel that his return will bring
a valuable, invigorating element once
more into, our public life."
DENVER. Colo., Dec S. The annual
National Conference ot the American
Baptist Home Missionary Society con
tinued today with the discussion of
topics pertaining to the society's work.
The Twentieth Century memorial adopted
in New York City November 20 by the
Joint committee, appointed at Detroit in
May last "was presented to the confer
ence by Rev. Dr. Wooddy. of Oregon, and
was endorsed. It tells of the duties and
responsibilities of Baptists for the com
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THE ARMY BILL PASSED
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order that the amendment was not ger
mane, and was sustained,
Williams (Dem., Miss.) .asked unani
mous consent that Fitzgerald be allowed
to offer his amendment
T object" said Shattuc (Dem.. Ohio).
Klutz (Dem. S. C.) moved to strike
out the section for the retirement of
General Shatter as a Major-General. He
was, ho said, opposed to the promotion
and retirement of officers.
Jett (Rep., I1L) supported the motion.
Hull contended that the proposition to
retire him a& a Major-General was an
act of meager Justice to a distinguished
officer. The motion prevailed, 131 to 100.
Jett then moved to strike out the next
section, which was designed to retire
General Fitzhugh Lee and General James
EL Wilson as Brigadier-Generals, and It
prevailed. There was no division oa this
This completed the bill, which was then
reported to the House, whereupon Mc
Clellan (Dem., N. Y.) moved to recom
mit the bill with instructions to report
back a bill extending the present law to
July 1, 1903. The motion to recommit was
lost 68 to 248. A roll call was demanded
for the final passage of the bill. Tho bill
was passed, 16S to 133, and tho House, at
I?f THE SEXATE.
Hay-Panncefote Treaty Considered
in Secret Session.
WASHINGTON, Dec C The Senate to
day transacted no business of Importance
In open session. Throughout almost the
entire afternoon it was In executive ses
sion. The ship subsidy bill, therefore, re
ceived no consideration.
Hoar (Rep., Mass.) presented a resolu
tion of the Massachusetts Legislature in
favor of the purchase by the United
States Government of Temple Farm and
Moore House, at Yorktown, Va. Martin
(Dem., Va.) expressed gratification that
the project had met with favor in Massa
chusetts, and said a bill would be pre
sented at an early day intended to carry
out the purpose of the resolution.
Carter (Rep., Mont) gave notice that
Tuesday next he would call up the pend
ing resolution relating to the contested
Montana seat In the Senate, claimed by
both W. A. Clark and Martin Magfnnls.
The Senate then, at 12:40, on motion of
Lodge (Rep., Mass.), went Into executive
session, and at 4:30 adjourned.
The Senate was In executive session for
more than four hours, the entire time
being devoted to the discussion by Mor
gan (Dem. Ala.) of tho Hay-Pauncefote
treaty for the abrogation of the portion
of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty which re
lates to the Nicaragua Canal. The Sen
ator made It very plain. In the course of
his remarks, that, while he was not op
posed to the pending treaty in almost
any form, his principal. If not his only
concern In that connection. Is for the
passage ot the canal bill, and he allowed
it to he very broadly understood that he
had engaged in the treaty discussion be
cause of his conviction that there were
a majority of Senators who would insist
upon that treaty as a condition prece
dent to the passage of the canal bill.
For this reason, he said he was willing
to discuss the treaty. He Intimated pri
vately to other Senators, however, that
he would not consent to the fixing of a
time for a vote upon the treaty until
there also could be a time fixed for like
action upon the Nicaragua Canal bill.
In the course of his speech ho said that
he did not In reality consider that the
treaty need have any especial bearing
upon the bill, and he believed it was
competent .for the United States to pro
ceed with tho building of the canal, re
gardless of the treaty or Great Britain's
wishes In the" matter, but to satisfy other
Senators, and also to meet the wishes
of the Secretary of State, for whom
he incidentally expressed the highest ts-'
teem, he would consent to action upon
the treaty and do all he could for It He
would vote for the agreement, whether
it should be amended or not although
he would prefer that there should be no
Discussing the question ot the fortifi
cation of the canal. Senator Morgan
argued strenuously against It, both as
Inexpedient and unnecessary. He con
tended that Great Britain was not the
only power whose Interests would bo af
fected by a provision for fortification,
and said that Nicaragua .and Costa Rica
had a right to be considered in that con
nection. Furthermore, In case of war,
everybody knew that the canal would be
protected to the fullest extent, so that
any provision whatever bearing upon this
point was needless. He admitted, how
ever, that ho had no doubt that it the
United States should proceed with the
construction of the canal without first
taking Bteps to secure the neutrality of
the canal, Great Britain would be griev
ously offended, and ho thought it not
Impossible that the offense would be con
sidered sufficiently grave to lead to hos
tilities between the two countrlos.
"Do you mean." asked Bcverldge (Rep.
Ind.), "that notwithstanding the pres
ent friendly relations between the two
countries, England might declare war If
we should construct the canal with our
own means and In our, own way?"
Morgan replied that he considered that
result among the probabilities. "But,"
ho continued. "I should not be deterred
by that circumstance." What England
would do. he said, was of course a mere
matter of speculation, and he added that
ho had only referred to this possibility
in order to emphasize his opinion that
the canal should be constructed In any
contingency. The American people, he
said, had mapped out that canal, and
they were not going to allow any ob
stacle no matter how serious, to stand
in the TRray. He believed that the Ad
ministration that would undertake to
build the canal, knowing that X$ do so
meant war, -ould be Indorsed by the
people at large by a bigger majority than
McKlnley had when elected over Bryan.
Morgan was piled with many questions
by Mason (Rep. 111.), Beveridge, Tillman
(Dem. S. C) and others. Mason asked
whether it vas true that it the Hay
Pauncefote negotiation prevented the use
ot the canal by Great Britain In time
ot war, the converse proposition that it
also prohibited subsequent use by the
United States was not also true. To
this Morgan did not make any direct
reply, saying he would take up that point
later in his discussion. In discussing the
points ot the treaty with Teller (ail.
Coto.). the Alabama Senator expressed
the view that the Clayton-Bulwer treaty
is unconstitutional, and that for this
reason. If no other, it should be disre
garded. Provision for Boutelle.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6. Representative
Burleigh, of Maine, today Introduced a
bill authorizing the appointment of Rcp
Eesentatlve Boutelle. of Maine, now a
confirmed 'invalid, to the rank of Captain
on the retired list of the Navy.
NEW YORK, Dec 6. The New" York
Chamber of Commerce adopted the fol
lowing resolution today:
"Resolved That the Chamber of Com
merce of New York City respectfully
requests and urges upon Congress the
vital importance of adopting, at the pres
ent session, a bill authorizing and direct
ing the Secretary ot the Treasury to ex
change gold coin for any other money
issued or coined by the United States
whenever it may be necessary to do so."
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LESTER jREIFF EXONERATED
Bui Sloan Refused a License By the
English Jockey Club. ,
LONDON, rJec 6. The Raclnjr Calendar
today announ6es that Lester Reiff, tho
American Jockey, has been exonerated
of the charge of pulling Richard Croker'B
horse. The Scotchman II, at Doncaster.
Tod Sloan, if is added, has been in
formed that he need not apply -for a
license for next season. The following
hi the text of the announcement:
"It having ibeen -reported to the- stew
ards of the Jockey Club that Sloan had
accepted an offer "of a large present from
F. 'Gardiner, In the event of The Cod
man winning- the Cambridgeshire, and
that he bet on tho race, they inquired
Into the case. Mr Gardiner, who was
not aware of the regulation forbidding
such presents; expressed great regret at
having, transgressed and the stewards
fully accepting his explanation, fined
him a nominal penalty, &. They inflict
ed a similar fine on C A. Mills, who
acted as- commissioner for "Mr. Gardiner.
Finding both charges proved against
Sloan they Informed him that he need
not apply for a license to ride,
"The stewards inquired into the run
ning of, Gerolsteln. and, Tho Scotchman II
at Liverpool. A number of witnesses.
Including both jockeys, were examined.
The inquiry was extended to other horses
ridden by L. 'Reiff. The stewards de
cided that no. suspicion whatever at
tached to RIckaby and they also com
pletely exonerated L. Relft from blame.
The stewards further decided, that no
blame attached to the owner or the
trainer of The Scotchman H. A number
of vague rumors 'Inquired into were
proved to be unfounded. The Liverpool
stewards are commended for having re
ferred the case."
The decision of the Jockey Club was al
most the only subject of conversation at
the Beaufort, Victoria and other sporting
clubs this evening. The adverse decision
In the case of Tod Sloan came as a total
Burprise to the 'racing1 world, as it did to
his closest followers. So little doubt did
Sloan himself have of bis ability to race
here next year that ho left nearly all his
personal possessions In London. Mr. Cro
ker's friends are much pleased at his ex
oneration, as well as that of Wlshard and
Reiff. and the decision was cabled Imme
diately to him at Carlsbad.
It appears that Sloan's arrangements
with the Prince of Wales came about
through P. Gardiner, but that the friends
of the Prince In the Jockey Club, having
forebodings of trouble, saved him from
the humiliation of engaging a disqualified
jockey. The consensus of opinion in Lon
don this evening Is that Sloan has to
thank the clique of undesirable persons
with whom he allowed himself to be Iden
tified in England. Codman, It will be re
membered, was- the French horse upon
which Sloan won an important race In
France, and the animal was brought to
England to run In the Cambridgeshire.
Sloan's faith in Codman's ability resulted
In the -formation of one of the largest
pools of the season. Mr. Gardiner was
only one of tho many large supporters or
Sloan's mounts It Is estimated that
something like 40.000 went down when
the Irish horse, Beryh cantered home.
Races at Oakland.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6. Favorites
fared .badly at Oakland today, only one
first choice passing th.e wire In front
The weather was" fine and the track fast
'The victory of Chstake, at 20 to 1, was
the surprise of the afternoon. Results:
Futurity course Seide won. Articulate
second, Bab third; time, 1:10"4.
One mile Essence won, Anjou second,
McNamara third; time, 1:41.
High-weight handicap, five and one
half furlongs Gold Or won, Hermoso sec
ond, Clarando third; time. 1:064.
Handicap, one mile Diderot won. Malay
second, Vulciihx third; ttrrie, 1.83. ' "
Six "furlongs Theory won, Gibraltar
sec'ond'lst' Cuthbert third r time; 1:124.
"One mile and an eighth-Castake won.
El Miao second, Oppohentf third; "time,
Races at 3fevr Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec 6. Results to
Six furlongs Saragamp won, Elsie Del
second, Juanetta third: time. l:22sl.
Six furlongs Animosity won, W. J.
Deboe second. Educat third: time. 1:21.
Mile and a. sixteenth Candleblack won.
Admetus second. Monk Wayman third;
Seven furlongs, handicap Moroni wdn,
Glen Lake second, Gen. Mart Gary third;
Six furlongs Triad! tza won, Joe Mar
tin second, Schrivener third; time, 1:19.
Six and one-half furlongs Jim Gore II
won, Little Sallle second, Uterpe third;
The Commoner Sold
LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 6. The Com
moner, ch. h., 8. by Hanover, a big
stake-winner and sire, owned by William
H- Wallace, ot this city, was sold at
Woodward & Shanklin's thoroughbred
sale to Hlnde & Baker, of Gaiesburg, 111.,
for 5203. During the sale 322 thorough
breds were sold at an average of $205.
Klsher elected Stanford's Captain.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Dec
C Ralph S. Fisher, of The Dalies, Or.,
was elected captain of the Stanford foot
ball team tonight Fisher is a Junior and
a brother, of Forest Fisher, captain of
the 'SS 'varsity.
Amateur Billiard Toarnament.
NEW YORK, Dee. 6. In the amateur
billiard championship tourney this after
noon, Edward O. Presby defeated Samuel
G. Estabrook, 300 to 210. Tonight Charles
G. Schmltt defeated Florlah Tobias, 300
MARIETTA, O.. Dec 6. Oscar Gardner,
of Wheeling, and Buck Stelzer, of Co
lumbus, O., fought a 20-round draw be
fore a crowd ot 700 here tonight
IMPURE MOL'ASSES mDEMAftD
Mnety-are Per Cent ot fhe StaS Sold
In Xeiv York: Is Adulterated.
JEW YORK, Dec C-The Herald
prints uie lonowing:
Immediate action will be taken by the
Board of Health to discover if adulter
ated molasses is being sold in this city.
This movement Is the result of an agita
tion In behalf of pure molasses that is
now going on In New Orleans. Accord
ing to tha latest reports of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, in Washington, a
great part ot the molasses output Is
adulterated with glucose, sorghum and
'other agents. At the office of Henry R.
Hobar & Co., wholesale dealers, It
was said that there Is comparatively lit
tle demand for the pure molasses.
"We sell the ''mixed article to nearly
all our customers," said one otthe firms.
"Of course, we have the pure molasses,
but there Is comparatively little demand
for It The mixed is simply a prepara
tion of GO per cent glucose and molasses.
It is harmless, and most consumers do
not know the difference. In my opinion
fully S5 per cent of the molasses that
Is sold here is adulterated. Only, the
highly colored or bleached article is
harmful. We do not handle it The rea
son the retailers prefer the mixed mo
lasses is that there, is more profit in it"
Effect of Kalsran Expedition.
LONDON, Dee. 6. A dispatch to the
Pall Mall Gazette from Pekin, dated
Wednesday, December 5, says:
"The -filibustering character of the Kal
gan and similar expeditions projected
have given a very bad impression. There
is danger of the Chinese regarding the
allies as nothing more nor less than
Western brigands. Explanatory procla
mations should be Issued in regard to the
expeditions", in order, as far as possible,
to diminish their harmful effects."
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FIRST "JFFXTXE5S FOR .TJOB PMSOK
. ER 5DSTIFtBb.,
Some of .the Prosecatien's Evidence
Contradicted Defendant Shevra
Signs ot Breaking1 Dorra.
ELDORADO, Kan Dec 8. Testjmony
in favor of Miss Jessie Morrison "
taken today, the prpsecution finishing its
side of Ihe case soon after the opening' ot
court this morning; and the defense ex
amining several.ot its witnesses In an
effort to prove the assertion of self-defense,
The prisoner showed signs .of
physical and mental collapse, and it was
only with great effort that she was en
abled to remain in the courtroom during
the day. Her fainting spell last night,
followed by a fit of Crying, had left her
In a weakened condition,, and fear was
expressed that the prisoner would not
hold out until the close of the trial and
that a continuance would have; to "be
The defense succeeded In contradicting
some of the prosecution's evidence. The
record of the preliminary trial was
br6ught in to quote the testimony of Mrs.
Spangler, who first said she had not seen
anything in Miss Morrison's hand the" day
of the tragedy, and who, during the pres
ent trial, testified that she had seen
something- resembling a knife In the pris
oner's hand. It was also shown that the
Rev. Dr. Wharton, who was pastor both
to Mrs. Castle and Miss Morrison, had,
in conversation, said that the only thing
the defense could do was to plead Insan
ity for Miss Jessie Morrison. On tho
stand yesterday Rev. Mr. Wharton testi
fied that he had never talked to any one
regarding an Insanity plea.
The last witness for the prosecution was
Dr. Fulllnwlder, one of the physicians
who attended Mrs. Castle. He repeated
the testimony concerning the manner In
which the dying statement was made.
Then Prosecutor Brumback read to the
Jury the dying declaration as abridged
by the court He read with great de
liberation, putting emphasis on each tell
ing sentence, and the jury following him
The defense proposes to show that Mrs.
Castle called Jessie Morrison into her
hquso and began, a quarrel. They have
'a witness to prove this, they say, ' and
-Miss Morrison's own testimony will, It is
declared, make convincing, the testimony
of the witnesses for the defense 'who
have preceded, her. r ,
The first witness for the defense was
Mrs. Emma Grover, whp made the offi
cial record at the preliminary hearing; ot
the prisoner. She Identified the records
In which Mrs. Emma Spangler testified
that she had seen nothing In the hand of
Jessie Morrison on the morning of .the
W. W. Bugbee, Mayor of Eldorado,
testified to a conversation he had tilth
Mrs Spangler in June. He said:.
"I asked Mrs- Spangler whether -Jessie
Morrison had a weapon In her hand after
her fight with Mrs. Castle, and Mrs.
Spangler Bald that she' had .not"
Mrs. O. P. Cljne told of a party at her
house last Spring before the Castle wed
ding, at which both Miss Morrison and
Miss Wiley were present. Miss Wiley had
arrived first and" when Miss Morrison
came In Miss Wiley did not notice her.
Miss Mamie Hughes, a friend ot Mrs.
Castle, told of a conversation with the
latter one day in October, ISM- Witness
"Mrs. Castle asked me how her rival In
'tlje'"2tacket Store was getting along, I
rsaldl. " "Who,4 Miss -Flnneyr She said,
laughingly: 'Nor Jessie -Morrison.' ""
"Ho-fr long was th&t before' her" mar
riage?" Vas asked.1 '
" -"About -eight months. '.-
At 'the afternoon sesstoir Mins "Emma
Weber was asked aboufa visit Miss Mor
riBon paid to her about ar week before'the
murder. jThls testimony was to have been
concerning a conversation between de
fendant and Miss Weber about - Clara
Wiley, but It was objected to by the state
and the objection was sustained.
Mrs- Henry Pugh told of a conversation
that had taken place between herself and
Miss Wiley before the hitter's marriage
to Olln Castle, regarding a story that
Castle had given Mies Morrison a mirror.
"Mrs. Castle declared," said witness, "that
.she did not believe the story, but said
she would see about It, and If Olln had
done it she would have nothing more to
do with him."
"Was -anything said about a fetter that
Jessie Morrison had written to Olln Cas
tle?" "Yes; she said that Jessie wrote a let
ter to Olln, and that It contained a dirty
black scheme, and that Jessie asked Olln
to participate in it"
Cross-examined, Mrs. Pugh said Clara
Wiley had never exhibited anger in her
conversations about Jessie Morrison.
Dr. H. S. Miller, asked whether or not
he had a conversation with the Rev., Dr.
Wharton In regard to a plea of Insanity
for Jesslo Morrison, said: "Dr, Wharton
said that the only plea that Miss Morri
son could make was the plea 6f insanity."
Anna Davis and Dr. J W. McKenzle.
who saw Jessie Just before the tragedy,
testified that they saw nothing unusual In
her manner. They saw nothing in her
Mrs. Mary Ehlers, a sister of the defend
ant testified that in the Summer and
Fall of 1S99, Jessie Morrison lived with
her. She said Olln Castle called on Jessie
at least once a week, and some weeks
three times. He todk her riding often,
and always in a hired rig.
Mrs. M. H. Morrison, stepmother of the
defendant, said that the morning of June
22, Jessie prepared breakfast and per
formed other household duties. Jessie
said, when she went away, that she "was
going to Davis house to see about a dress
collar, "rif not be gone long," said Jes
sie, "but will be back In time to -make the
starch for the clothes'
'She testified to next seeing Jessie in the
room where she threw herself after she
"was taken home by Mrs. Spangler. "She
was bleeding at the neck," said Mrs. Mor
rison. Dr. J. W. Cline testified to dressing the
wounds of Jessie Morrison. He said:
"There wera two wounds about the
neck. They began on the left side and
passed around to the right They were
quite deep across the muscles and "the
left ear. There were three wounds on her
left arm and one on her left brsast"
Judge Morrison father of the defendant
gave the most important testimony for
her during the day. He said that he saw
his daughter at home shortly after the
"O papa, papa, why did she call me
In!" he testified were her first words when
she savr him. "I fear 1 have killed her."
"Did she say 'murdered'?" was asked.
While he was testifying. Judge Mor
rison, who Is 65 years of age, cried freely.
The defendant and her sisters also cried.
Judge Morrison was the last witness of
KENTUCKY FIEXD CAPTtfRED.
Man Who Tortured His Step-D&ajch-ter
Safe la Jail.
MAY3VTLLE. Ky.. Dec 6L Wfiliara
Gibson, the man who Is charged with
fiendishly torturing'to death with a red
hot iron his helpless 2-year-old stepdaugh
ter, at Cattlettsburg, Ky., two weeks
ago, la safely In 'jail here. In an inter
view tonight he denied everything as to
his guilt At different times during the
interview he would laugh Idiotically.
When asked why he fled, if innocent, he
"Well, you eee, this thing was hollered
about and made so much over that the
leople got excited, and, you know hoj
the people are -when they get excited."
He said he had slept in ravines and in
brush for the last twa weeks. His intel
lect seems -somewhat blurred and at times
hli stupidity was very perceptible.
Everything is quiet here- tonight and
there are no indications of mob .violence.
v Immoral .Pictarea ..Seized.
- NSW TORK, Dec 6. While - a big
Broadway crowd watched the proceed
ings last evening; a patroL wagon carted
away 10,030 films and negatives- of tha
American Electroscope Company, as well
as the proprietor, John J. Alexandra, of
Brooklyn. It was the second time he-had
been- arrested during the day, the Federal
authorities having first put-hita. under ap
prehension. He was taken into custody
at the instance of Anthony Comstock.
Th 10,000 films and, negatives are al
leged to be in part Improper. The Federal
authorities arrested Alexandra during the
day on a charge of sending improper mat
ter through the mails. He was taken
before Commissioner .Shields, where he
waived examination, and he was held in
$1000 bail, which he, Immediately fur
nished. The pdllce .claim young men
would go to the rooms and pose for the
Broker Morgan Arrnlgne'd.
NEW YORK, Dec. 6. Charles W. Mor--gatv
the stock broker who was arrested
yesterday, made an assignment today for
he benefit of hi creditors. No state
ment of the assets and liabilities had
been made. Morgan and his bookkeep
er. Hart, were arraigned in the Police
Court today, charged with grand larceny
and oonspiracv Claude Turner, who-ls
charged with having been an associate
of MacKensle and also with having
charge of a branch office in Chicago,
was found last night and taken to the
Police Court with Hart and Morgan.
Turner and Morgan, vrere held in 15000
ball each andHart la $0000. Morgan and
Hare Were released on the samo ball
that waa furnished last night-
NEW YORK. Dec 6. Detectives of the
-Jersey City- Police Department have ar
rested two Chinamen In the Pennsylvania
Railroad station In Jersey City for the
alleged violation of the Chinese exclu
sion law. The prisoners, who said ihey
were Chlng Tung and Yin Wah, were
passengers on the Lehigh Valley express
train from Buffalo. They had berths Jn
the Pullman sleeping car. They were
taken before United States Commissioner
Romalne and were held to await exam
ination. It Is alleged that they were
smuggled across the border and were to
be taken to a place In New York where
Chinese Immigrants are received and ob
Acquitted of -Homicide.
PANTHER, W. Va., Dec 6. Dr. Thomp
son, o'f Wifllamsport Pa., and Adam Bai
ley, of this place, were shot and killed
last night by James- H. Chambers, a
prominent merchant of this- place. At
his preliminary trial today Chambers was
acquitted. Thompson and Chambers
quarreled over a business master, and
Chambers fired, It Is alleged, In .self-defense.
Bailey sought to avenge the death
of Thompson, who was his intimate
Patrick Confesses to Forgery.
NEW YORK, Dec. 6. Albert T. Patrick,
pow In the Tombs on charges of forgery,
through hl3 attorneys, Logan, Demond &
Harby, filed an answer, today In the 'Sur
rogate's Court to the petition to probate
the will ot William Marsh Rice, whfch
wastexecuted September 27, 1897. Patrick
alleges that the will bearing date of Sep
tember 26, 1S96, was not executed by Rico,
and that the signatures of the alleged
witnesses are forgeries.
KANSAS CITY. "Dec. 6.-J. T. Gerald,
the Redwood City, Cal.. highwayman
who. wlth a pal. Tuesday night tried
.to rpb Police Inspector John Halpin, has
other man as Frank Roberts, 'of Chlcagov
recently released from the Jollet 'penlCen-Xja-tfi
Roberta escaped: f """ '
Stokes Will Recover.
WILLIAMSON, "WT Ta.. Dec. B.-S. D.
Stokes, who was shot by Rev. Jo"hn H.
Wohl yesterday. Is tonight improving and
It is now expected that he will recover.
W. C. T. U. CONVENTION,
Present Offlcers Re-Elected Memo
rial Service Resolutions.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6. At the morn
ing session of the W. C. T. U. conven
tion, President Mrs. L. M. C. Stevens and
the present officers were re-elected.
A -feature ot the session was the me
morial services In memory of' members
who had died during the year. It was
oondUcted by Mrs. Stevens. A message
of sympathy was then sent-to Miss Clara
Barton, of the 'Red Cross Society, who
has been too ill to appear before the con
vention. A resolution was adopted con
gratulating the National Prohibition par
ty on Its Increased vote at the last elec
tion, and expressing appreciation of the
sacrifice of the Presidential and 'Vlcs
Presidential candidates of that party on
the standing of the principles of prohibi
tion at the polls. Mrs. Leonora M. Lake,
vice-president of the Catholic Total Ab
stinence Association of America, was In
troduced and extended greetings.
The convention adopted resolutlqns
pledging renewed loyalty to the W. C. T.
U., acknowledging tho guiding hand of
God In its work, thanking him for the
victory in the exclusion of Brigham H.
Roberts irpm the House of Representa
tives, favoring the total suppression of
the liquor traffic, opposing the Army
canteen, urging the enfranchisement of
women, expressing "sympathy with or
ganized labor in its just demands for a
living wage, an eight-hour day," the pro
hibition of child labor, and In all wise
efforts for -justice and freedom; urging
adoption of laws to secure purity in man
as well as in woman, and protesting
against the Government regulating vice
in any form-in the Philippines instead -of
The President and Mrs. McKinley gave
a reception this afternoon -to the 1S0O dele
gates to the convention The elaborate
decorations of the principal rooms, which
had been provided in honor of the com
missioners to the Paris Exposition, re
mained in place. The reception party
consisted of the President and Mrs. Mc
Klnley, Secretary and Mrs. Gage, Secre
tary and Mrs. Long Attorney-General
and Mrs. Griggs and Secretary and MIsa
A delegation of ladles of the W. C. T.
Tj. and others interested in temperance
was given a hearing by the House com
mittee on Insular affairs, in advocacy of
Represontatlve Llttlefleld's bill prohibit
ing the sale ot liquor, opium and intoxi
cants to- aboriginal tribes, and native
races of the Pacific Islands. Mr. Little
field explained his bill and urged the ne
cessity of adequate legislation to prevent
the spread of drinking in the Phlllp-
pines, Hawaii and other Pacific Islands.
Islands Annexed hy France.
WASHINGTON, Dec . Consul TJoty,
at Tahiti, has informed the State De
partment that August 15r last the Islands
of Kunter and KImalara, in the Pacific
were annexed by France. These fslands,
he-adde, were placed under French pro
tectorate in March, 18S9, and are ot small
AD. AHi a. Dividend.
NEW YORK. Dec 6. The directors of
the Denver & Rio Grande have declared
a semi-annual dividend of 2 per" cent
on the preferred slock.
Jost before retiring, If your liver is
Iturglftb, out ot tune and 70a feel dull,
Wli-OQJ, constipated, take a iose of
' And 70U11 be all right in the morning.
RESTORED TO DUTY AXD IMMEDI
This Course Taken at ..the Corarals
sary-General's Request An Oat
rage by Guatemala.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6. Brigadier
General Charles P. Eagan, Commissary
General, was today restored to duty by
the President and at once placed on tha
retired list The order Issued by the Pres
ident remitted1' the unexpired portion ot
his sentence andrrestored him. to a "status
of duty with station In this city." This
order was Immediately followed by one
Issued by General "Miles, announcing that
General Eagan had been placed on tha
retired list today,- on his own applica
tion, after 30 years' service.
DETAIXED IX GUATEMALA.
Formal Protest of 'an Amerieaa-En-eineer
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WASHINGTON, Dec fc The State "De
partment: today received & formal protest
f font R. H. May, the American engineer
who was forcibly detaliied In Guatemala,
against the proceedings of the officials
there. May submits an affidavit through
S. A. Witherspoon. whom he names- as hla
attorney. Mr. Wltherspoons paper is
dated at New Orleans, December 4. May
saysthat he is a citizen of Mississippi,
temporarily residing in -Guatemala? where
an arbitration had just beeriTdetermlned
in his faVor by the British Minister, Mr.
Jenner. After that matter had been, de
cided. May left Guatemala City and went
to Port Barrios, where, oa the, 29th ult,
he attempted "to" embark on the steamer
Stillwater for New Orleans. Hfe had pro
cured a passport and had appointed an,
attorney ot record. In the- person of Will
iam Fuqua, to represent him In the coun
try in any judicial proceedingsr against
him. When he '(May) -was ejected from
Guatemala, October 23, by the 'military
authorities, he owed hla employes on the
ITorthern Railroad about' $12,000 Guate
malan money, which he Vas "unable to
pay on account of the failure ot tha
Guatemalan Government to pay him
3143,750 American gold, lately awarded
him. James Wilkinson sued May and se
cured a writ of detention, forbidding him
to leave tho country until his claim: waa
settled. May says that article 74 -or de
cree 273 Is the only proviso-under whieh
a person can be p-evented from leaving
the country, yet that article permits de
parture when an attorney ot? record Is ap
pointed. Mr. May says that he "Was pre
pared with a formal instrument, and pre
sented it to the Guatemalan officers, show
ing that he had appointed 'suctr attorney
in the person of Mr. 'Fuqua-.
"Notwithstanding this." says May, "I
was forcibly seized, pulled "off the gang
way bf the ship, and thereby prevented
from coming to the United Stales, and
am nov detained at Guatemala."
The affidavit concludes with a list -of
witnesses to support his statements, and
requests the State Department Xo demand
his immediate- release and the payment
to him of an lndemnlty'of $3000- "for said
willful and malicious wrong."
Ch,alrmnn of Xnausnral Committee.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.-Senator Han
na, chairman of the Republican National
Committee, this afternoon offered to John
J. Edson, a prominent business roan 'of
this city, the. chairmanship of the- Inaug
ural committee. Mr. Edson accepted tha
tender, and will take charge of the Inaug
uration ceremonies. Mr. Hanna, first 6f
faed the chairmanship to Theodore W.
Noyes, of the Washington Evening Star,
who .declined to accep.r.statujghat he
could pot giye. the, .attention, which the
'duties of. the office required.
Thetis to Go Into -Service, Again.
SAN.FRANCISCO, Dec 6. Tho revenue
cutter Thetis, on which repair costing
$150,000 have Just been made in this city,
will have her machinery -overhauled at
the Mare Island navy-yard, an;d will
soon go into commission- The old vessel
has been largely rebuilt and is pronounced
as good as new.
Daily Treasury Statements
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8-Today's state,
ment of the Treasury shows:
Available cash balances $137,465,627
Gold i 95,998.397
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