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PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1903.
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Anto-Trnat Bill In Colorado.
DENVER, Feb. 3. Representative Murto
today Introduced in the House a bill -which
is Intended to exclude trusts from operat
ing in this state. It defined a trust or pool
and forbids their formation In Colorado,
forbids any trust or pool doing buslneeu
in Colorado, and axes severe penalties for
ita violation. The bill was drawn up by
E. G. 'Wilson, the lawyer who drew up the
anti-trust law in Kansas, assisted by his
partner. E. A. Waggoner. The- bill
contains al the salient points of the Kan
sas and Texas anti-trust laws, together
-vlth new Ideas.
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NEW YORK. Feb. 3. The New York
Central Railroad has perfected a plan to
minimize loss of life and Injuries In ac
cidents by employing GO surgeons, who will
live all along the line, so that they may
be reached at once. Each physician will
have charge of a section. The station
masters will be kept Informed of the
whereabouts of the physicians, so that
they may be reached by wire at any time.
Three surgeons will also respond to calls
for passengers taken 111 and to attend em
ployes. Every train will carry a full kl
of s-utth's fr.
SIGN OF A DEAL
Little Mistake of Paul
sen in Voting.
CORRECTED RICHT AWAY
Rumored Alliance Between
Fulton and Hermann.
OTHER DEALS, SAYS RUMOR
Larue Number of Crtnilidnfex for
Tonpjue'ii Sent Giro Fulton Plenty
to Work On Marlon Stnnda li
Gcer Mnltnomau'a Kara Burn.
Wood H H,
SALES!, Or.. Feb. 3. Staff correspond
ence.) Mr. Futton suffered his first loss
today In the vote of Representative Paul
sen, of Clackamas County, and ho repair
ed It within GO seconds through the
prompt and effective intercession of his
friend and ally. President Rrownell. It
was a queer episode, and It his stirred
up more diversified gossip than any sin
gle event of the Senatorial campaign. It
happened In this wise. When the name
of Mr: Paulsen was called in Joint con
vention he voted for T. T. Geer. He had
been for Mr. Fulton on all ballots except
the first. President Browncll sent a mes
sage through a Representative to Paul
sen, the purport of which obviously was
that he had made a mistake, and asking
linn to return to the Fulton fold. He did
so Immediately, and before the clerk hid
a chance to announce the result of the
The incident was.' on its face trifling
enough, but it has openrd wldo the field
cf speculation as to the real attitude of
the Clackamas County delegation and as
to the supposed candidacy of President
Browncll for Congress in place of the
late Representative Tongue. Mr. Fulton
does not reside In the First District, but
the backbone of his strength comes from
the Upper Willamette valley. His friends
will have a powerful, perhaps a dominant
voice. In naming the successful Republi
can candidate. Naturally alliances have
been sought through Mr. Fulton with
them. The number of aspirants, actual
or "recepUve," Is legion. Mr. Hermann
will without doubt seek the honor, so
will Mr. Browncll. Besides Senator Mul
key, of Polk, Senator Carter, of Jackson,
and Spciker Harris arc all mentioned.'
and may each develop an active desire
for the place.
la There Hermann-Fulton Combine f
Here Is the rich and the sort of oppor
tunity for embarrassment, for the lead
ing Senatorial candidate and the opposi
tion have not hesitated to make the most
cf It. The fact at the entire natural
Hermann following. Including the ex
Commissioner's son. Is voting for Mr.
Fulton, Is declared by the Geer and Mult
nomah men to be conclusive proof of an
alliance, though Mr. Fulton vigorously
denies It. If it is not the fact that ho
has been a party to any deal and It Is
net meant to assert that ne is It Is un
doubtedly a fict that the Hermann peo
ple expect to get In turn for their Con
gressional candidate support from
sources that 'may bo distinctly regarded
as Fulton sources. And It is doubtless
true also that they have assumed their
pie&cnt attitude In the expectation of fu
The apparent combination between the
Fulton and Hermann forces, therefore.
Is of the highest Interest to Mr. Brown
ell, and It may be tufely said without
violating anybody'? confidence that he
has not regarded this phase of the situ
ation with perfect eaae of mind. When
Paulsen abandoned Fulton today It ap
peared to be notice to the Legislature that
the current opinion, that the Clackamas
"County delegation was not hooked to the
Clatsop County candidate with bonds of
steel, was well founded. When he went
back the problem as to Clackamas Coun.
ty was not simplified, but It.wa.o made
more puzzling. Mr. Brownell declares
positively that he had nothing to do with
it. Mr. Paulsen says nothing except that
ho was originally for Geer and the senti
ment of hl constituents Is for the ex.
Governor. Mr. Fulton doea not seem to
be disturbed, and attaches no importance
to It all.
The center of the Fulton attack during
tho past two days has been Marlon Coun
ty. It, has been urged by friends of Mr.
Fulton that it Ilea within the power of
the Salem delegation to end the struggle
and therefore that the honors of victory
will rest with them. There Is no Indica
tion that Marlon County will change Ita
course, and the Job for the present has
been abandoned as fruitless. It 1$ not
meant to say that Mr. Fulton has given up
the hope of getting Marlon County. He is
not that kind of a fighter. It seems to
him merely impracticable to get It now.
The Geer people say he will not get at
any time greater rapport from Marion
than he has now.
Fnlton Men Cnncua.
The Fulton forces had a caucus this
afternoon after adjournment, and. Judg.
lng from the aplauae that was distinctly
audible from the outside. It was quite an
enthusiastic affair. There were many
speeches, and some of the orators It la
said made some remarks not altogether
complimentary to Multnomah County for
what were termed Its obstructive tactics.
Senator -Booth. Senator Kuykendall and
others advised the Fulton following to
stand by Ita candidate to the very last
hour of the session. From the sentiment
of the speakers It la Judged that an all
senslon tight 1 looked for, or at least that
It la within the range of probability.
The Multnomah delegation has under
gone a more or less definite and satisfac
tory centralization process. Twelve of the
19 Republicans have for two days been
voting for A. L. Mills. Little talk Is heard
now that a spllt-up Is Inevitable. Indeed,
Interest In the doings of the delegation
has been to some extent diverted to other
quarters. The reason may be that the
course of the men from Multnomah haa
become more notorious from the specta
tor's point of view.
There may be "something doing" to
morrow. But It docs not look much like
It tonight. Mr. Fulton will probably be
able to hold his forces together, and it is
also likely that he will receive one ac
cession In Representative Hume, who left
San Francisco last night and is due to ar
rive tomorrow morning-. E. B. P.
PAULSEN CHANGES TO GEEK.
Then He Chnnrea Back to Clatsop
SALEM, Or., Feb. 3. (Special.) The
defection of Paulsen of Clackamas from
C. W. Fulton and his return before the
ballot was announced was the chief fea
ture of tho Joint convention today. It waa
all done so quietly that tho significance It
probably carried was largely lost on the
Legislature. There was no change In the
balloting until the name of Mr. Paulsen
was reached. Without warning and with
out preliminary announcement that he
contemplated any unusual move, the
Clackamas County representative quietly
T. T. Geer."
The clerk hesitated, looked over In Paul
scn'a direction and called his name again.
There was the same responds and the roll
call proceeded. Meanwhile there was a
Itttlo significant by-play. President
Brownell, who Is from the same county
with Paulson, had noticed the change and
he didn't like It. lie raised his finger and
beckoned a page to him. The page
mounted the rostrum, the Prcaldent whis
pered In his ear, and the page hurried
down the side aisle to the seat of Repre
sentative Webster, of Clackamas, who sits
'Mr. Brownell wants to dee you forth
with." was the olivtouri purport of the
page's message. Webster arose, went up
to tho President's desk, a hurried whis
pered conversation cnenied, and then Web
ster Journeyed back to hi seat. He got
there Just as the clerks had finished the
rollcall and were costing up the totals.
Webster stretched his great length
across from his eat to Puulsen's and said
something evidently Intended for his ear
alone. Paulsen listened intently, and then-
promptly arose and addressed the chair
and was as promptly recognized.
'I change my vote back to C W.
Fulton" waa all ho .said. The' change was
made by tho choir and-the rollcall there
fore rcaulted the rco. afe toe1 day before.
Jt was: ' '
For C, W. Fulton Booth. Both. Brown
ell. Carnahan. Carter. Cornctt, Dlmmlck.
taay, warns, tanmiit. Farrar. Uault.
Glnn. Hahn. Hale, Hansbrough, Harris,
Hawkins, Hermann,' Hlnes. Huntley,
Kuykendall. Lafollctt, Marstera. Miles.
Paulaen, Phelps. Purdy. Rand. Riddle.
Shelley. Smith of Yamhill, Webster, Will
T. T. Geer Burgess. Croisan. Daly.
Danneman, Davcy, Haydcn. Hobson,
Howe. Johnson of Grant. Johnston of
Wasco, Judd, Kny, Mulkey, Simmon,
Stelwer. Whealdin 16.
For C. E. S. Wood Bllyeu, Blakley,
Burleigh, Contrail.' Claypool, Galloway.
Kramer, Miller. Murphy. Olwell. Pierce.
Bobbins. Smith of Umatilla, Sweek, Test.
Wade, Wehrung 17.
For A. L. Mills Bailey, Cobb, Hodson.
Holman, Hudson. Hutchinson, Jones ot
Multnomah. Malarkey, Mays, McGinn,
Myers. Heed 12.
For George H. Williams Banks,
For W. D. Fenton Fiahcr, GUI, Not
For M.--C. George Hunt. Smith of Mult
For BInscr Hermann Jonea of Lincoln.
Absent Adams, Hume, Fulton 3.
WAR ON TOBACCO TRUST
Independent Manufacturers Adopt a
Plan of CaiitpalRn.
WASHINGTON. Tcb. 3. Independent
tobacco manufacturers from Virginia.
North Carolina. Pennsylvania. New York
end other states met here today and or
ganized for mutual protection. About 20
tuanufacturcrs were present, and proxies
and letters made up the total of about SO
tobacco manufacturing concerns repre
sented. A temporary organization was
effected this afternoon.
One of the purposes of the manufactur
ers Is to appear before the House commit
tee on ways and means and urge legisla
tion prohibiting "the giving of tags and
coupons for redemption purposes, pic
tures, elc, with tobacco and tobacco
products bearing Internal revenue stamps.
There was a long meeting tonight, at
which the whole situation affecting the
independent manufacturers was thor
oughly canvassed 'and a permanent or
ganization formed, to be known as the
Ii. dependent Tobacro Manufacturers of
the United States. John Landstrect. of
Richmond, Va.. was elected president.
Resolutions were adopted expressing
sjmpathy and co-operation with the in
dependent cigar-dealers and all retail
snd jobbing Interests idcntitled with the
."ale of products rande by Independent
BIG ORDERS FOR STEEL.
United Slater Corporation Una Book.
Insr for n,UO,WK) Tom..
NEW YORK. Feb. S.'-A meeting of the
directors of the United States Steel Cor
poration was held hoc today. At Its
close Judge Gary, chairman, gave out a
statement. In which he said that the
subsidiary companies of tho United States
Steel Corporation at the present time
have orders on their booka for over five
million tons, which !s the largest unfilled
booking that they hive ever had.
The. books for subscription to stock un
der the proflb-sharlns pUn closed Satur
day evening. January St Judge Gary's
statement says that 27,(21 men subscribed
for 31,123 shares. Class F! which Is com
posed of men who recclvr 'SCO or less In
wages, subscribed for shares, 12,170
men subscribing. ,
Philadelphia to Stay nt Bremerton.
WASHINGTON", Feb. X-iThe Navy De
partment has decided to regain the Phila
delphia at the Bremerton' navy-yard as
a receiving-ship. Thlsvessl was one of
the first cruisers of the ne-v steel Navy,
and already has become 'tntlquated in
GET TO BETH El
Disposition of Forces
HAVE OTHER THINGS TO DO
Roosevelt Favors Compro
mise on Two-States.
MAKE THEM THREE AFTERWARD
Quay Notified That Ills Scheme With
Appropriation Bills AVI 11 Not
Stnnd Fire When Chair Utile
There Is a disposition In the Senate
to compromise on the statehood bill by
admitting Arizona and New Mexico aa
one state, to be divided afterwards.
Quay shows signs ot yielding In his
efforts to force a vote. He cannot hold
bis supporters when It comes to a rote
on the regularity ot the bill as an
amendment to appropriation bills.
All chance of the passage ot a land
leasing bill for the siock interests Is at
Representative Jones has secured the
passage by the Senate of his bill re
lieving settlers on the north halt ot the
Oilvllle reservation from the payment
of $1.50 an acre.
Senator Turner Is proposed for one of
the Alaska, boundary commissioners,
but Is reluctant to serve.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Feb. 3. Strong efforts are being
made to bring about a compromise on the
statehood bill. Many Senators who are
decidedly displeased with the legislative
situation would welcome a compromise In
order to clear the way for other legisla
tion. Some hope was built today on a
statement of Senator Quay that he
TnlgtrC have a. modification to "make to
his statehood amendment to the agricul
tural appropriation bill, and consideration
of that measure has been postponed at his
request until Friday.
The compromise most favored Is the ad
mission of Arizona and New Mexico as
one state. Quay contending that such a
provision should be modified to authorize
the admission of Arizona alone when It
shall develop sufficient population. It Is
learned on good authority that the Presi
dent would be willing to see such a com
promise made, if it was further provided
that at the time the large state was di
vided, not only Arizona, but New Mex
ico as well, should have an adequate
population. Efforts are being made to
reach same compromise which will not
arouse antagonism when the bill goes
back to the House.
The principal cause of Irritation Is the
constant presence of the statehood bill
before the Senate, which hampers the
consideration of minor business In which
Senators are Interested. AH large ques
tions of legislation are receiving consid
eration, as was shown In the passage to
day of the Elklns anti-rebate bill, which
Is a part of the proposed anti-trust legis
lation of this session. The Panama treaty
is now before the Senate, together with
tho Cuban reciprocity treaty, and some
time will be needed to consider these two
important measures of legislation. Every
Senator has bills of particular Interest to
his constituents on the calendar, and
would like to see the decks cleared In
order to reach them.
Senator Quay has been told that the
first attempt to attach the statehood bill
as a rider to an appropriation bill, .when
made In the Senate, will be resisted, and
It has been suggested to him that he can
not hold his entire statehood strength In
support of a motion to overrule the de
cision of the chair that his rider Is out of
order. The action of Senator Proctor to
day In striking out the provision In the
Army appropriation bill embodying the
features of the general-staff bill was to
avoid the possibility of a statehood boom
er claiming that general legislation had
been Incorporated In this bill.
The talk of a compromise has progressed
ro far that some of the Senators who are
specially Interested have gone to the ex
tent of outlining the details. They pro
pose to xive the name of Arizona to one
of the new ctates. as more euphonious and
desirable than New "Mexico, and. on the
other hand, provide that the capital shall
be at Santa Fe.
AO LAND LEASING LAW.
Protest From Both Sldea In Xrlirn.ikn
Settle the' Question.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Feb. 3. There will be no legisla
tion this session looking to the leasing of
public grazing lands. This fact was dem
onstrated at the meeting of the Senate
public lands committee today, when a
hearing was to have been hud on the Ne
braska leasing bill, framed by the Ne
braska delegation, with the aid of Secre
tary Hitchcock. When the committee as
sembled. Senator Dietrich, who fathered
the Nebraska bill, marched Into the room
with a bundle of protests under his arm.
He flung them on the table before the
committee- and exclaimed:
"You better -file these papers with oth
ers In the case. I have nothing more to
say on the leasing proposition. I don't
care what Is done with It. The big stock
men in my state say our bill Is not satis
factory to them; It Is not broad enough.
On the other hand, the small stockowners
are loud In their protests, nlleglng dis
crimination against them. The whole
thing is in a mess, and I am done with
It was determined some time ago that
the only leasing legislation possible would
be that for Nebraska alone, and now that
the - most Interested Senator has with
drawn his support, that bill must fall.
With that the committee meeting broke
up without action of any kind.
HOMES ON THE RESERVATION.
lo'nra Wins Point In Colvllle Flsht
Now After South Hnlf.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Feb. 3. The passage by the Sen
ate today of Representative Jones' free
homes bill for the north half of the Col
vlile Indian Reservation means that set
tlers on those lands will be obliged to pay
only the regular land office fees, and will
be relieved from tHe payment of tlO an
acre Imposed by the original act opening
the lands to entry- The Indians have al
ready been paid for the lands relinquished.
and the expense, therefore, falls upon the
Mr. Jones will now endeavor to force
through his bill providing for allotments
on the south half of the reservation, and
the opening of the balance to entry. He
takes the position, which Is unsatisfactory
to the Indian Office, that tho Government
Is not under obligations to the Indians
after It has given them allotments and
Is urging the opening of the unalloted
lands of the south half without any fur
ther payment to the Indians. He backs
up his argument by a recent decision of
the Supreme Court, holding that Congress
haa unrestrained authority to make such
disposition of Indian lands as It sees fit.
HIGH HONOR FOR TURNER.
Proposed an Alnxkn Donndnry Coin
mlaxloner I'nwllllnir to Act.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Feb. 3. Senator Turner Is being
prominently mentioned as one of the three
American Commissioners to consider the
Alaska boundary question In connection
with three Commissioners to be appointed
by Great Britain, under the recent treaty.
It if doubtful If he will accept, as sessions
of the commission arc to be held In Lon
don, and will consume considerable time.
President Roosevelt is very anxious that
Senator Turner should act In this ca
pacity, ns he regards him not only as a
lawyer of extreme ability, but as a man
whose judgment can be relied upon In
this responsible position
In Alii of llntiieatenilerM.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Feb. 2. Representative Gamble to
day Jntroduced a till providing that any
person ho. since June 1. 1S0O, has made
entry under the homestead law and com
muted the same will be entitled to the
benefits cf the homestead laws as though
such former entry had not been made, ex
cept that commutation ot the second
entry -shall not.be allowed.-
More Cnatoiim Ofllelnla Needed.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Feb. 3. Collector of Customs Clar
ence W. Ide, of Port Townsend. In In
Washington to confer with Treasury of
flcals with a view to securing additional
customs officers for points along the
Washington coast. The growing com
merce of Pugct Sound, he says, makes
Cnlile From Sound to Jnnean.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Feb. 3. The Army appropriation
bill passed to-lay carries nearly JSOO.oOO
for a submarine cable from Puget Sound
to Juneau, Alaska.
Loner Shown n Dlntlnct Gain.
BOSTON. Feb. 3. The following bulletin
was iiisucd at 11 o'clock tonight:
"Mr. Long has had a comfortable and
quiet day. His mind Is clearer, and he
has made a distinct gain."
Danes la Barely Alive.
PITTSFIELD, Ma?., Feb. 3. Ex-Senator
Henry L. Dawes was alive tonight,
although hi3 physician said he could not
pori?ibly survive many hours.
CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Senate passes ElVIns' anti-trust bill. Tage 2.
Compromise on statehood I now likely. Page 1.
Naval committee ands Doblln alone guilty.
but votes down Holland boats, rage 1.
Terms of Alaska boundary treaty In detail.
Vermont votes for local option, after 50 years
of prohibition. Page 3.
Independent tobacco men combine against the
trust. Page 1.
Cause of Graceland train horror Is revealed.
Allies are comln: near to Bowen's terms on
Venezuela. Page 11.
Germany will let Jesuits return after 30 years'
exile. Page 3.
Liberation of Irish prbtonera continues, and
generous land bill vrlll follow. I "age 3.
Series ot terrible tll?arten In Japan. Iage 2.
Commercial and Marine.
Cause ot sudden advance In nutmegs, rage 13.
Wheat higher at Chicago on bullish French
advices. Page 13.
Stock trading at New York, Jn professional
hands. Page 13.
South Africa wants Oregon lumber. Page 10.
Steamer Regulator crushed while 'towing.
Liner Indrasamha rails. Page 10.
New rules adopted by National Cyclists' As
sociation. Page 10.
Corbett and JeSries matched to tight. Page 10.
Winners In National billiard contest. Page 10.
Senator Turner Is proposed as a member of
the Alaska boundary commission. Page 1.
Veterans of First Oregon Regiment meet at
Salem and form organization. Page 4.
Paulsen's break al- Salem yesterday exposes
probable deal between Kuuon and Hermann
supporters. Page 1.
Attempt Is made to relieve Governor Chamber
lain of power to name Hop Inspector.
Lower House at Olympla Is again hard at
work. Page 5.
A hit Is made at Sheriffs' graft In transport
ing patients to the asylum. Page 4.
Compulsory pilotage bill Introduced In Wash
ington Legislature. Page 5.
Portland und Vicinity.
Chamber of Commerce passes resolution In
favor of portage road bill. Page 14.
Railroad projected up Snake River to Lewlston
Is not abandoned, rage 14.
Hugh Traynor. convicted benebman. may es
cape on a technicality. Page 10.
George Estes addresses railway employes on a
uniform wage scale. Page 8.
Harry S. Osgood bound over to grand Jury on
charge of forgery. Page 8.
6LIH IS GUILTY
Findings of Committee
in Lessler Case.
HE ATTEMPTED BRIBERY
Minority Finds There Was
No Attempt at All.
QUIGG IS WHOLLY EXONERATED
Doblln. the Middleman. Mny Novr Bo
Tried for Attempted llrlocry and
Perjnry Committee Voten Down
Purchase of Holland Boats.
The report of the naval committee of
the House on the Lessler bribery Inves
tigation was presented to the House
The majority finds Philip Doblln
guilty of attempted brlSwry and per
jury, and exonerates Lemuel JS. QulgS
and the Holland Suomarlne Boat. Com
pany. The minority finds that there was no
attempt on the part of any man to
bribe Lessler. thus discrediting bla tes
The evidence taken is to be sent to
the Attorney-General for use In the
prosecution of Doblln. The committee
voted down two propositions to buy
rome of the Holland boats.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. The House
committee on naval affairs today reported
to the Houee Its flndlnga in the matter of
the Investigation of the Lessler' bribery
charges. It finds that Philip Doblln
tried to bribe Lessler. and is liable to pun
ishment for that offense and for perjury,
but Lemuel E. Qulgg and the Holland
Boat Company are Innocent In the
A minority report signed by Representa
tive Kitchen (Dem. N. . cl). Vandlver
(Dera. Mo.) and -Roberts (Rep. Mass.)
was also submitted. It rinds that there
was no attempt at bribery, or. In effect,
that Doblln's whole story la a fiction of
his Imagination. It agrees In the rest
of the majority report.
The full cdmmlttee on Investigation to
day aim took up the report submitted by
the committee of which Mr. Fees was
chairman, and which had been charged
with the preparation of the findings for
the committee. Two hours were given to
its consideration, during which time there
was much discussion as to the form the
findings should take. On the final vote
on the adoption of the report as a whole.
Representatives Kitchen of North Caro
lina, Mudd of Maryland and Roberts of
Massachusetts voted present; Represent
ative Vandlver, of Missouri, voted la
negative and explained his vote.
There was a desire on the part of some
members to make the findings more
sweeping In some respects. The majority
report, after reciting the resolution from
the naval affalra committee to Investigate
the charges of bribery, saya:
At a meeting of the committee on naval
affairs held January 20. 1903, during tho
consideration of the naval appropriation
bill. Mr. Lessler, a member of the com
mittee, charged that he had been corrupt
ly approached for the purpose of Influenc
ing hla action respecting proposed legis
lation providing for the purchase of Hol
land submarine torpedo-boats. The com
mittee Immediately appointed a subcom
mittee to make a preliminary investigation
of Mr. Lessler'a charge. The following
day Philip Doblln. of New York, appeared
before the subcommittee and confessed
that he had so approached Mr. Lessler.
The substance of this statement having
been reported the following day to the
full committee, the chairman waa directed
to present to the Houee and secure tho
adoption of the above resolution. In' com
pliance with the direction und authority
of said resolution, your committee pro
ceeded at once to take testimony and ex
amine such witnesses as were believed to
have knowledge of the subject of the In
quiry. That testimony ! set out in full
In tho appendix 'to this report, and In view
of the fact that your committee in this
report makes an explicit finding of ita
conclusions. It becomes unnecessary to
quote from or to comment upon the evi
dence. The report briefly recites the alleged at
tempt of Doblln to corruptly influence Mr.
Lessler and quotes section 543) of the re
viicd statutes, which makes It an offense
pun'nhable by fine or Imprisonment for any
person to make any corrupt proposal to
any member of either house of Congress;
also section 5332 of the revised statutes ref
lating to the giving of false teatlmony.
The report continues:
A witness sworn by the chairman, as
In this case, who states any material mat
ter which he does not believe to be trua
before a committee of the House conduct
ing an investigation under the authority
of the Hour, commits, perjury and Is
liable to punishent therefor under section
In conclusion, the report says:
Your committee haa most carefully
heard and considered the testimony taken
before It and upon the same has come to
the following conclusions:
"First That the charge made by Mr.
Lessler that an attempt had been made
to corruptly influence his action respect
ing proposed legislation Is sustained by
the evidence; such attempt. In the opinion
of the committee, having been made by
one Philip Doblln. on his own Initiative
and responsibility, with the Idea of mak
ing money for himself It he should find
Mr. Lessler corruptly approachable.
"Second That there Is no evidence to
sustain the charge of an attempt uy
Lemuel E. Qulgg to corruptly Influence a
member of the committee on naval affairs
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