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Banker Arrested and
Freed on Parole.
GAVE AWAY INSURANCE MONEY
Legality of Campaign Contri
butions at Issue.
Habeas Corpus Proceedings Carry
Qaf-c to Highot Court Perkins
(Lawyer Says That McCuIl's
Offence Was Technical.
2C!KW YORK. March 2. On a charge
tml life comteclioH with the contribution
f tlZMZM fi-om the funds of the New
York iMe Insurance Comjtany to Cor
wfHuh X. lMiss. treasurer of the Ropubli
nut National Committee in the campaign
mf WM. constituted grand larceny in tlie
Atm degree. George W, Perkins, a mm-
fcor of the Arm of J. P. Morgan & Co..
mmd MNttt recently first vice-president of
ike 2Cew York Life Insurance Company.
wna arretted today on a warrant Issued
kv Citr Magistrate Moss. When a dc
McCfvo went to serve the warrant upon
Mr. PerMns. he found that a writ of ha
Imnm oortrae had already been obtained
trmm Jwnttee Greenbaum, of the State Su
promt; trt and the matter was immedi
ately UbkeM out of the magistrate's hands.
Jr. Porkms appeared before Justice
Ore rwlmMiii and. at the request of his
1'iiiwiii ike hearing was adjourned until
FtMh'. Mr. PorkiHs was paroled in the
.-urtfrdy f kts personal attorney, Lewis
Affidavits Against Perkins.
Tkc warrant for Mr. Parkins arrest
Wis aMUed for yesterday by District
&ttra$' Jrotne. Magistrate Moss would
tx mi, fcowover, until affidaUts were
dto4. J T&ee wore presented to lilin to
tUijr. Thy wore signed by Darwin P.
Kiagatfqpr. vice-president of -the New York
Life; JWmund D. Randolph, treasurer of
tw company, and Thomas A. Buckner.
tie a vfao-prosideiit. Mr. Perkins' conn
i adHltted to Justice Grecnbaum that
Mr. Perkins had advanced the sum named
io Mr. Bliss upon the request of the late
JtaM A. McCall, president of the New
Yrk l-lfo Insurance Company, and af
iTwrJ wan reimbursed through the
-4tott of the company's finance commit
"". It was contended that Mr. McCall
h4 executive authority to make the pay-
mwwt and tlat, if any crime was com
ixittod. it wan participated in by every
n"tior of the finance committee present
wfcn the matter wju acted upon.
Grand .Tury Is doing- Ahead.
IMMftfi the action of Mr. Jerome in ap-
tMwg for a warrant for Mr. Perkins
M( tJiiK taking the matter to tho higher
Wf of th state. Judge O'Sulllvnn in
lb Cowl of Special Sessions today ad
tfww4 the grand jury which is consld
-rig life insurance matters and in
trKd St that it Was its duty to con
itmir the invnstigntion to tne end. lie
toW tlte grand jurors it was their right
to demand that the District Attorney
mrtunina witnesses to be examined before
thorn in any matter they may have under
l n idorattoii.
Tlio affkMivlts upon which Magistrate
Moss noted in issuing the warrant for
Mr. orkUjf arrest were forwarded to
tar SisproiMe Court on a writ of certiorari
T ?CnJoinu sworn to by Mr. Kinglsley
sir qs some of the details of the meeting
f tike Nw York's Life finance commit
. pnrsvant to Mr. McCall's agreement
t em.rJbMte JT" for use in the Presl
vmNlni campaign of 1SMM.
Perkins Gives All Facts.
Mr. Jorome tonight made public corro-
jleHdetco between himself and Mr. Per
kins, which showed that, upon the Dl
trtct Attorney's request for information
and without promise of any immunity
wfa4ioovcr. Mr. Perkins had supplied to
Mr. Jerome all the facts connected with
the JW)1 campaign contribution. In con
ctodlng his letter on the subject, Mr.
AVh"n I mad tho advances mentioned and
wtten I ' reimbursed therefor. Jt never
worurrM lo me that there could be any
Otttlen b to the propriety of such expend!
tor which I believed to be for the benefit
f cite company. It lin come to me an
WHai aurprla that the legality of nuch pay'
montK ulieuld be questioned. While no as
ilng. It is not my Intention to dispute or
t 4bhv civil liability to account to the
f Uvbij- fer these money.
When the matter was presented to Jus
tlee Grecnbaum for argument, MrAJerome
haformcd the Justice of the issuance of
tko warrant for Mr. Perkins arrest and
We writ of habeas corpus. Mr. Dclafield
Mr. rorklns counsel, then said:
Pica of Perkins' Lawyer.
Gforg tV. rerklns. a man of unlmpeach
character. Iiab toen pUced under arret this
morning pursuant to a warrant iuued by
Joeph A. Mom as a City Magistrate, by
which lie is charged with what I concelv
to to a purely technical offense. I shall not
a&k at this time, to enter upon a long legal
argument on the technical question Involved,
but will ak Tour Honor to postpone It to
b. more opportune, moment, when I shall be
misted by other counsel who will bo re
talned for Mr. Perkins. .
In the Summer of XQOt. Cornelius X. Bliss,
who was the treasurer of the Republican
National Committee, called upon Mr. Per
kln ,at the off lc of J. P. Morgan & Co.. of
which Mr. Perkins was a member, and in
formed him that John A. McCall. the Ut
rcMeal of the Xw York Llf iBser&ace
Company, had promised that the company
ould contribute to the National campaign
fund the sum of JjO.OOO. or as much of that
fund as Mr. BUks might find necessary.
Mr. Perkins confirmed this statement ana
Mid he had asked Mr. Bliss to call, and Oiat
he was prepared to make a payment of S0.
000 to the campaign fund. Afterward, by
successive payments. $tS.wO was paid u
Mr. Perkins from his own resources to Mr.
Bliss for the campaign fund.
Bight Under the Customs.
In December. 1901. the question of the
reimbursement of Mr. rerklns came up ne-
tween himself and Mr. McCall. Mr. McCall.
under the bylaws and. customs prevailing In
tho New York Life Company, had an abso
lute, rlcht t make uch payments from the
funds of the company as be might think fit.
he only restrictions being that the checks
for such payment should be made by checks
rawn by certain officers of the company.
and he said be would .refer the mattor to
the finance commltfe. not because Its con
sent was necessary to the payment, or be
cause It fell within the ope of that cem
mlttce, but because the committer dealt'wtth
he general policy of the company. Mr. Mc-
all attended the meeting of the flnaBce
committee and Informed Us members r
hat had fern done, and that Mr. Terkins
had made this advance for the company at
It Is dihdosed by the records of whom
he finance committee consisted, and if It
be charged that any offense has been com
mitted by Mr. Perkins, then the names, the
iHOiured name, of the men who composed
that committee are equally Involved with
hat of my client, for the finance eemmlt-
tee at once romtetited to his rimiurs.meai.
nd by check drawn by the treasurer and
the abMhtant treasurer ami Mr. McCall. the
Mints advaac-d by Mr. Perkins were repaid
kim with inierci't.
Gave lo Only One Parly.
Justice GrcotiVmmu here interposed and
allied Mr. Dcln field why that course was
pursued with resrard to the advancement
of the contribution to hc Republican com
mittee. He replied:
Mr. McCall wld. as appear by tne papers.
that he waK being Importuned by all the
political parties for contributions, and that
e bad refused to contribute to any of them
except the Xcpublican party, whose policy
be considered was for the best laterests of
the New York Life, and he farther Informed
Mr. Perkins that he had refused the Impor
tunate demand of the other parties.
The check was draun In the uHial course
of business ot the comimny and entered upon
Its ledRers, s all payments were entered,
and disclosed the name f the paye and Us
amount, and wait regularly entered upon all
All Criminals Alike.
"Is there any entry which disclosed the
naturo of the payments?" inquirod Jus
tice Groenbautn. Mr. Delaflold replied:
No; there is ledger entry which s'
that. Mr. Perkins knows nothing about the
books. He has had no time to go through
he books. If there is any wrongdoing with
regard to the entries In the books; It cannot
be Imputed to Mr. Perkins.
When this matter was mooted. It appeared
to Mr. Perkins that everybody participating
In the transaction was a criminal as well as
he. If there was any offense committed, and
that everybody o participating could refuse
give testimony and thus all doers by
which the evidence might be had would be
clof-nd: but Mr. Porklns stated to his counsel
that everything he "had done had been pn
and honest. At the request of the District
Attenvev. he made a full statement as to
the wtmK matter and snppMed him wlta the
estimony he needed. We turned vrr te the
Dlutrlet Attornoy our book and evldoneo
ubleh could net have been obtained by force
of law thus given him.
Perkins Out on Parole.
Mr. Delafleld then requested that his
time to demur to the writ be extended
and that Mr. Porklns be parolod in his
custody, it being evident, counsel said.
that in any event there had boon no
criminal intent. Mr. Jerome said he had
no objection. Friday next was fixed by
Justice Grceribuum for the hearing of the
arguments, and Mr. Perkins was paroled
Evidence lo Armstrong Committee.
Mr, Perkins, before the legislative com
mit tec, testified as follows concerning a
check signed by Treasurer Randolph, of
the New York Life Company, calling for
the payment of JIS.TCC to J. P. Morgan
"That was money," said Mr. Perkins,
"paid to Cornollus X. Bliss on account of
the Republican National Committee cam
paign fund for last year. We had agreed
to pay him J30.O0O as much as that Mr.
McCall had-If he wished IL That was
MILS. HOOSKVEI.TS SOCIAL SBC-.
MIs Isabella Ilagncr.
Mli-s Hagner Is Mrs. Roosevelt's so
cial secretary, but is on Uncle Ham's
pay-roll. Her duties are about tho
same as those performed for the Pres
ident by Secretary Xeb. Objection
has been made to her belnc paid by
the Government, some thinking that
her salary should come from Mrs.
Roosevelt's private purse. Miss Hag
ner wan formerly a War Department
all ho finally called for. and It was paid
in that way, as cash to him.
"Mr. Bliss made various calls from time
to time for nmounts I paid myself, and
when the accounts were made up toward
the end of the year, tills amount was tho
amount found to be due, and that amount
was paid back to me. It was not paid to
J. Pierpont Morgan & Co., but to- me.
had personally advanced the money. This
check for the campaign, drawn to the
order of J. P. Morgan & Co., had -no
tConctwdta oa JfsS3
NELL-FIRE CACHE .
FOUND IN ASH PILE
Taken From the Place Where
.Steve Adams, Inner Circle
Agent, Buried It in 1903.
ONE BOTTLE WAS OPENED
Acid Sets Fire to Ktthbish, and the
31 en Who Try lo Stamp Out tho
Blaze JIavc Their Shoes
1) KM AND A FAIR TRIAL.
CALDWELL, Idaho. March 2S.
(Special.) About 7S of the leading
citizens of Caldwell met here last
night aad discussed calmly and dis
passionately the approaching trials of
the Western . Federation of Miner
offlclalp. charged with the assassina
tion of Frank Steunenberg. Resolu
tions were adopted denouncing aa a
Vdander on our courts and Insult to
the law-abiding citlrens of Canyon
County- the Implied charge that th
accused men will not receive a fair
"We demand a fair trial for the
accused men," say the resolutions,
"but w ask It to be fair on both
sides. We denounce the efforts being
made to corrupt and Intimidate tho
people of Canyon County to disqualify
tHem from Jury duty. We have posi
tive knowledge that emissaries of the.
defense are at work among the farm
era who might be called for Jury duty
trying to poison their minds against
the Mate and countr officials.
"We especially deplore the tendency
of outside Journals to accept as a fact
and publish statements that ex-Governor
Prank Stotinenbcrg entered the
Governorship a poor man and retired
wealthy. It Is represented that his
entire estate, less the debts, will
amount to only about $15,000.
"The people ot Canyon County."
the resolutions conclude, "are wholly
an agricultural community, and are
net prejudiced or affected by the dif
ferences existing between mlneowners
BOISE, Jdaho, March 2S. (Special.)
After having gix'cn up the sonrch for
the five bottles of "hell fire'" at Poenv
tcllo. Steve Adams and tho officers
have been rewarded by recovers' of
four of them, and gotting an explana
Hon of what became of the other.
Adams, in his confession, stated lie
took tho bottles of explosive to Poca
tello for the purpose of killing non
union miners on their way from the
Coeur d'Alcnes to Colorado In Sep
tember. 19)3. lie was confident "he
could go to tho spoL and Tuesday
morning he was taken down there.
The 3tory of his locating the building
and of the unsuccessful digging, which
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Increasing cloudiness followed
by showers; cooler. Eaaterly winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. '
deg.; minimum. 40. Precipitation, none.
British Liberals divided en labor bill and
Labor party fights them, rage A.
Stormy time predicted In Russian Assembly.
Europe gives White credit for settling Mo
roccan dispute, rape n.
Pelrce scores American Consult In Orient
for vice and gralttng. I'age 3.
Roosevelt will dig lock canal unless Con
grew acts this session. Page o.
Knox speaks on rate bill In Senate. Page X
President decides to let Bristol keep office.
Humphrey blames Government for Valencia
Hearst ill run fer Governor of New York
as Independent. Fage 1.
Davis beats Berry at Senatorial primary In
Arkansas, rage i.
Weaver gets bark stolen franchise In Phila
delphia, rage l.
Perkins am-Med on charge of grand lawny
for giving Insurance money tu iiepuwicans.
Ploodn In Nebraska. California. Iowa and
Nevada, race 4.
Ollle Roberta tells crimes of St. Louis police.
Six murdered Bulgarians found In empty bouse
at Minneapolis, rage 1.
No agrrement en miners scale, but jc raters
Tm. race .
Ruh of homeekerj to Pacific Coast. Page 1
Burns takes blamo for Putera escape, page L
Good programme for boxing and wrestling
tournament at M. A. A. C. tomorrow
night. Page .
Five bottles of "hell fire" dug up at Pocatello.
near place oesignaieu oy imermer Steve
Adams. Page 1.
Walla Walla woman hits preacher at whom
she threw lump of coal, rage 5.
Harriman lines general manager off for con
ference at New Orleans. Page 5.
Mrs. Ie Doux, arrested for murder of Mc
Vlcar, says she haa nothing to confe-n.
Government buy the Sunnyside ditch and
will proceed with Yakima Irrigation project.
Blr round-uo of wild hores in Douglas
County. Page 5.
Commercial and Marine.
Local butter market topheavy. Page 13.
Rain checks wool trading In California.
Grain markets weakened by Australian esti
mate. Page 13.
Union Pacific strong feature of stock mar
ket. Page 13.
Henry Clew review Jf Wall-street condi
tions. Page IX
Three hundred longshoremen attend funeral
of Frederick Jensen, who was killed by
falling through hatch on steamer Cam
brian King. Page 12.
Pert bad and Ylcinily.
Streetcar conductor tried for striking crip
pled passenger. Pagtr II.
Dr. Hyde tells of effect of Gaelic revival on
Irhh morals and Industry. Page 9.
Woman sues contractor for 110.000. alleging
that blasting ruined her nerves. Pago. 14.
Republican Central Committee holds enthu
siastic meeting. Page 8.
Pacific University students give concert for
'benefit of dormitory fund tonight. Page 8.
Candidates slighted by Jonathan Bourne
unite to sa kU atate. Page S.
continued all day today, has been told
in these dispatches. That of the dis
covery is told in a special to the
Statesman tonight, which follows:
Police Chief rinds Cache.
Four ot the bottles which Sieve
Adams buried in the old mill wore
found soon after 6 o'clock this eve
ning-, as the result of Investigations
started by Chief of Police C. F. Smith,
of Pocatello. When the Chief learned
the object of the visit of McPnrland
and others, he remembered some cir
cumstances which it seemed wise to
Investigate. He tipped off his suspi
cions and an investigation turnod out
entirely successful. The bottles were
found un.Icr a pile of cindors not far
from the mill.
A year ago last Spring George Mc-
Conkey, engaged in taking, out timbers
at the mill, discovered the tin contain-
Ing the bottles In the exact location
pointed out yesterday by Adams. He
took the stopper out of one bottle and
the Arc burned his hands and clothes
severely. He threw the bottle out of
the mill as far ns possible and buried
he rest under a cinder pile, whore they
woro located tonight.
Kuhblsh Is Set Afire.
A few days after this happened.
Thomas McConkcy. his brothur, who
was working In the storehouso of tho
Schoolcraft Wholesale Company, near
its mill, saw- blue smoke coming from
a rubbish pile where the first bottle
had been thrown. He and Con Regan
went over tind began stamping the
rubbish to smother the fire with their
feet. The liquid got on their shoos and
burned the leather to a crisp. They
had to take off their shoes to prevent
burning their feet. Water pourod over
the smoking shoes seemed to add to
the strength of the acid eating; the
George McConkey, J. A. McConkcy,
Wilbur Shaffer and others testified to
day to seeing the grip near the mill
and all separately gave similar descrip
tions of the same. Detective Thiele re
mains here to conduct Investigations
tomorrow, with tho view of securing
further evidence In the shape of testi
mony from several men named who
have not been seen today.
BURNS TAKES All BLAME
liSCAPE OP PUTEIt NOT DUE TO
SWIFT OR POLICE.
Was About to Shoot When Woman
Came Between and Gnvc
Pntcr His Opportunity.
BOSTON. Mass.. March 28. (Special.)
Secret Service Agent Burns say? that, tiic-
raore he thinks the mattur ever, tho mofo
surmised he is that Stephen A. D. Putor
did not put a bullet in him beforo he took
his sensational departure Monday night.
He says'that Putor is a bad man and des
perate enough to kill 1 necessary to es
'I assume all rcsponsliblity for Tutor's
escape," said Burns. "In sonic of tho
stories published it is made to appear that
I blame Superintendent Swift for not get
ting police assistance. I did not intend
any such impression. Mr. Swift gave me
all the assistance I asked, and Putcr's
escape Is In no way due to him.
"Puter is a dangerous man, a bad man.
I am informed that he has been living
with a woman since he has been in Bos
ton. nnd I am confident that wc shall lo
cate him again before long, though I be
lieve that he has left the city.
"In the fight wc had over his gun ho
broke away so that I managed to get my
own -weapon. Just as I was about to
shoot a woman came out of a restaurant
and nassed between us. Had I shot 1
might have killed her.
"I have nothing to say against the Bos
ton police. As soon as I reported the mat
ter they lest no time m getting nrtcr ru
ter but I. don't think we'll jlnd him soon."
NOT IN TENT AFTER ALL
Bernhardt Plays in Opcra-House at
AUSTIN, Tex.. March 2S. Instead of
n tent, as was contemplated, Mmc.
Bernhardt appeared here tonight nt
the local opera-house. Rain fell In tor
rents today and It was evident If the
tent was used tonight it would be with
much inconvenience. A delegation of
citizens then took the mnttcr in hand
and secured the consent of the manage
ment of the opera-house for tho use
of the building. Mmc. Bernhardt ap
peared tonight in "Camllle" before an
Today Mmc. Bernhardt visited the
Legislnture and had a most cordial re
ception. During her visit proceedings
PATTISON IS RECOVERING
Doctors Persist in HcftiMil to Define
COLUMBUS. Or.. Mnrch 2S. The phy
sicians attending Governor Pnttlson In
their bulletin Issued tonight, said:
. "We wish to say to the public that
wc shall at all times endeavor to keep
them Informed of the progress of Gov-
enor Pattison's condition, but the diag
nosis of nnv case Is so entirely confi
dential in its character that any public
discussion of it upon tho Initiative of
the nhysicians Is impossible.
"Governor Pattison has had a favor
able day. The edema of tho lungs has
rntlrelv dlsanncarcd. His heart Is
strong and his mind Is clear."
DROPS DEAD AT BAD NEWS
Agncs Stono Expires on Learning
pf MacDonald's Death.
FAIRMONT. W. Va March 2S. Agnes
Stone, a slstcr-ln-Iaw of William Mac-
Donald of the Boatonians, whoso death
was announced last night, dropped dead
death. Agnes Ston was a sister of Mario
Stone, who for years was. tne soprano
soloist of the original Boston Ideals, and
was the wife or MacDonald. Agnes
Stese was &Lsaa ejrat.ilarv
BRIGHT LIGHT Oil
Queen of Bad Lands Testifies
Against Those Who
INTRODUCED AS. BIG THIEF
Startling- Itcvclation of OUic Roberts
About Grafting by Police Officers
Blurred Victims Who "Hol
lered" When Ttobbcd.
ST. I.OC1S. .March 2S. (Special.) That
Ollle Roberts, the dethroned "Queen of
the Bad Lands." is not without powerful
friends despite the fact that she is serv
ing a sentence in the penitentiary, was
shown today when she entered the rooms
of the Police Trial Board to appear
against Sergeant Connors and Patrolmen
Cantiilon. vollmer and Habcrstroh. ac
cused of aiding in the robberies committed
In her Chestnut-streut resort and protect
ing the woman who fleeced hundreds of
visitors to the place.
The woman was plump, and her face
betrayed none of the pallor supposed to
accompany life in prison. She was fash
ionably garbed and wore a large picture
hat ami her lingers were covered with
diamond rings. She still has money, it
seems, or she lias friends who are willing
to furnish it.
Prominent 31cn Protect Her.
That this latter conclusion is the right
one was indicated by Fouce captain
Reynolds, who said that a man of great
prominence in St. Louis had been to him
to plead for clemency for the woman.
"Many prominent citizens have come
to me to plead for her." be said. "They
arc coming to me all the time. If I were
to tell their names the board would bo
astounded. I would bo ashamed to men
tion their names, because they arc among
the most prominent people In St. Louis."
Captain Reynolds was not asked to give
tho Information which might astound the
board. The captain laid particular stress
on th6 woman's record, saying that she
was dangerous because she was the hand
somest, boldest and wickedest woman
with whom the police had to deal.
How She Got Protection.
Tho woman, who, at her own request.
was brought back to testify against the
officers who she alleges failed to keep
their promise to prevent her being sent
to the ponltontlary. said she began living
In Chestnut-street resorts when sho was
36 years old, and later was proprietor of
one of them. She gave in detail the ar
rangements she claims to have made with
Sorgeant Connors for protection.
"How were you Introduced to Connors
when you first met him?" asked Presi
dent Stewart of the Board.
"Tho person who introduced mc said
'This Is OUic Roberts. Sho is a panel-
worker and she wants to do business
without being molested. She Is a thief
and she will steal everything she can get
her hands on, but you don't want to
notice It. "
11 luffed Those Who 'Hollered."
"Did robberies take place in your houso
"Oh, yes; hardly ever loss than 10 or 12.
and sometimes as many as 40 a day. I
burned holes through the doors with pok
ers and I would watch and. when It was
a good time to commit tne robbery, a
woman would creep in and lift the stuff.
Sometimes the men would make a holler.
but sometimes 20 or 33 in succession
wouldn't say anything about It. If thev
J talked too strong I would have the maid
drop the. money somewhere and I would
pretend to find It. If the haul was big
and wo didn't want to let go. I would
have a policeman bluff them, especially if
they were married.
'Connors did this for me often, and ho
was present frequently when tho maid
would drop tho money on the floor and
wv would tind It."
The woman said Policemen Habcrstroh,
Cantiilon nnd Vollmer also had aided her
to bin IT the victim!'.
DAVIS LEADS FOR SENATOR
Arkansas Primaries Show Berry Is
Beaten Little for Governor.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. March US. Con-;
grossman John ,E. Little carried the state
primaries in the contest for tho nomina
tion for Governor over Attorney-General
R. I. Rogers and S. Q. Sevier. At the
state convention whicli meets in Hot
Springs on June 6 next, -ie will have
probably more than CC0 delegates out of a
total of this assuring his nomination
on the flrst ballot.
Governor Jefferson uavis lias an ap
parently Insurmountable lead over Sena
tor James H. Berry for the nomination
for United States Senator, returns Indi
cating that Davis majority in the entire
state may exceed 10.009. Berry's friends
refuse to concede defeat and many of
them express the belief that full returns
will at least make the contest close.
Drlscoll Denounces Hadlcal Leader
In Contrast With Bryan.
TCKW VfYRKT March 2S. Delaneov
I kIcoH, vice-chairman of the Democratic
national iommmcc. tn l senssuonai
speech last night at the Democratic Club.
with August Belmont presiding, de
nounced Representative William R.
Hearst as a political traitor. The attack
came as a surprise. He .charged air.
Hearst with accepting the hospitality of
the Democratic National Committee,
using the committee's and then
stabbing tho candidates ef the party in
At the same time that he denounced
Hearst, he eulogized William J. Bryan.
describing him as an honorable man. and
holding Hearst up in contrast with Bryan.
He said, among other things:
When I recall the treacherous record o
this man Hearst. I am compelled to contrast
It with the- honorable record of William J.
Bryan. I know a true Democrat from a false
one. Mr. Bryan did hl best with his great
eloquence and the power of his personality
after he was defeated tn the convention to
elect the candidates of his party.
He could not control all hU friends, and
we knew when he went on the stump that he
would not be able to control them, but he did
not sneak into our headquarters with prom
ises of fealty to our common cause and take
our money and put out his banner under our
banner, and then Inspire his emissaries to
ctab the party's candidates In the back. I
was talking with Mr. Belmont tonight, and he
said I had better not go very deeply Into
this matter.. But I'm not a politician. I'm
not looking for anything In politics, and can
afford to tell the truth. -
When Mr. Xlcoll concluded, Mr." Bel
mont, the toastmnster. said:
"In the last part of Mr. Nicoll's speech
he said he was speaking for himself, and
that I did not prompt him. All in favor
of that part of his speech In which he
says I did not prompt him say "aye. "
The "ayes" had it. amid laughter.
WEAVER C03IPLETES THE DEAL
Signs Subway Franchise When Com
pany Gives Up Midnight Franchise.
PHILADELPHIA. March 2S. Mayor
Weaver today signed the ordinance grant
ing the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com
pany an extension of three years for the
completion of its Market-street subway.
In consideration for this extension the
railway company tiled with the Secretary
of the Commonwealth at Harrlsburg and
with the City Solicitor of Philadelphia a
full surrender of all other franchises the
corporation acuulred several years ago
with the exception of those for the Broad
street subway, and for the elevated rail
road to the northeastern section of tha
city. The company also agrees to pay
to the city 400.000. to be applied to tho
cost of removing grade crossings.
Favors Bank- Investigation.
ALBANY. N. Y.. March 27. Governor
HIggina declared last night that he was
still- In favor of an investigation of the
State Banking Department, and that It
the assembly should fall to pass the mea
sure providing for an Investigation the re
sponsibility -would rest with that body.
I believe that there should be an Inves
tigation of the department." said the Gov
ernor. '"Responsibility will rest with the
Assembly It it falls to act. There is now
before it a bill for action."
Will Offer Terms to CIiIcuro.
CHICAGO. March 2S. Practically every
body connected with the street-car com
panies of Chicago la in New York for
the purpose of agreeing on a policy In
relation to the city. A. committee will
probably bo appointed to negotiate with
the city fdr short-term franchises based
on continuous service ny tno comoineu
companies and giving the city tho right
to buy the lines within a short time.
Xo Two-Cent Fare In Iowa.
DES MOINES. March 2S. The Sankey
bllI.Jprovlding for a 2-ccnt railroad faro
In Iowa, was killed today In the House.
Statistic were presented to prove that
the C-cent fare only paid expenses on
HQMESEEKERS COME WEST
TKAESTiOA DS FOUK OUT OF ST.
PAUL TO PACIFIC COAST.
Great 3Injority Bound for Oregon
and Washington, Many for
ST. PAUL, Minn.. March 23. (Spe
cial.) Yesterday and today the move
ment of emigrants to tho Northwest
and Pacific Coast States was heavy,, to
day being particularly large, owing- to
the trains from the south being delayed
bv washouts from ten to 20 hours.
It was more noticeable today that
the homcseekers on the North Const
JUDOE'S ENEMIES II EM AND
Judge Smith McPherooa. -.
DES MOINES. la.. March 2S.
(Special.) Much interest has been
caused in Iowa political circles over
tho effort to have Judge Smith Mc
pherson impeached by the National
Hou.-V) of Representatives for an al
leged Insult to Governor Cummins at
a Council Bluffs banquet. The Inci
dent is an outcome of the war being
waged between the two factions of
tho Republican party In this state.
The Federation of Improvement Clubs
Is agitating the matter and will bring
it to President Roosevelt's attention
as soon as possible.
lines were booked for the Pacific
Coast States, Washington and Oregon
taking the bulk. There was also a
heavy movement on the Canadian line,
two trainloads going over the Soo.
Every through train carried two to
three extra tourist cars, while two of
the 'trains on the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific departed In two" sections.
WILL GO IN AGAIN
'resident Decides for
CONSULTS MORE ADVISERS
Moody Overruled by Root,
Taft and Bonaparte,
FULTON TAKES NO HAND
Persistent right of Hcncy Ends
Doubt, Except us to Scnalcrs
View of Confirmation.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. March 2S. President Roosevelt
will send back to the Senate the nomi
nation of W. C. Bristol as United Statea
District Attorney for Oregon, and in all
probability, his name tvIII go in tomor
row. Whether or not the Senate will
confirm Mr. Bristol remains to be seen.
Senator Fulton today received a letter
from the President In which he an
nounced his determination to re-appoint
Mr. Bristol. Ho said he had conferred
at length about his case with Secretaries
Root, Taft and Bonaparte, and was satis
tied after hearing their opinions that there
was no just ground for removing Mr.
Bristol from office. That belncr the case,
ha felt that justice demanded that Mr.
Bristol be again nominated.
Heney's Fight Successful.
Had It not 'been, however, for. the per
sistent fight which Francis J. Hcncy has
made in Mr. Bristol's behalf In the last
few days, there is not the slightest doubt
that itr. Bristol would have been re
moved. Attorney-General Moody and his-
chief advisers, after carefully examining
tho papers in the case, strongly rccotnV
mended against Mr. Bristol, and the
President Is known to have been im
pressed by their arguments, and would
probably have soon made another ap
pointment had not Mr. Hcney come to
Washington In Mr. Bristol's Interest.
Mr. Hcney, as heretofore stated in theso
dispatches, insisted that there was noth
ing in Mr. Bristol's famous letter to
justify his removal or even censure, and
he designated the opposition to Mr. Bris
tol as ridiculous. His explanation of tho
letter and tho circumstances under which
it was written had great weight with
tho President, and later Mr. Hcney maflo
this same explanation to Messrs. Root,
Taft and Bonaparte, and it Is understood
they agreed with him and disagreed with
Mr. Moody. The President naturally at
tached moro Importance to the combined
opinion of Messrs. Root, Taft and Bona
parte than he did to the individual opin
ion of the Attorney-General, and when
those thrco men advised that Mr. Bris
tol's nomination bo again sent to the;
Senate, the President concluded that ha
was justified in taking this course.
What Will Senate Do?
While on Its face Mr. Bristol's re
appointment Is due to recommendation oC
the three Cabinet officers who had abso
lutely no interest in tho case, it Is In
reality entirely due to the efforts of Mr.
Heney, for had it not been for his inter
ference, Messrs. Root, Taft and Bonaparto
would probably not have been consulted;
all of which goes to show that Mr. Heney
stands ace-hijrh at the White House and
has the ear of the President to a greater
extent than any man from Oregon.
The question now arises, what will the
Senate do with Mr. Bristol's nomination?
It will be sent to the committee on judi
ciary, to which it was previously re
ferred, but that committee docs not meet
until Monday, so no action is expected
this week. The nomination of Judga
Wickersham of Alaska is made a special
order of that committee for next Mon
day and. In view- of the pressure being
brought to bear to secure its considera
tion. It is probable that the Bristol nom
ination will go over until April 9. Tha
judiciary committee was about to report
adversely on Mr. Bristol's nomination at
the time it was withdrawn by the Presi
dent. What effect the President's action
will have on the committee is impossible
Fulton Keeps Hands Off.
Mr. Fulton announced today that ho
will keep his hands off and let the com
mittee take such- action as it deems
proper. - He will make no fight on Mr.
Bristol. He will not recommend an un
favorable report on his nomination nor
make any recommendation whatever. Ho
considers that this Is not his fight, and ho
will make no protest, if the committee
favorably reports the nomination. Mr.
Bristol's fate may, therefore, be said to
be entirely in the hands- of the judiciary
committee. If its report is tavorable, Mr
Bristol will be confirmed; 1C the report
Is adverse, It will be up to the Senate to
decide between the committee and tha
WOULD TjEASE GRAZING IiAXD
Hitchcock Wants Proceeds Devoted
to Irrigation Work.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, March 28. The Interior
Department today submitted to Con-
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