j S.XTEEN PAGES j (j I if 8 I I F 1 1 I 2JI I MW JRI pif I T III TIF J f T j PAGES 1 TO S "VOL. XIV 1ZO 2. PORTLAND, OREGON, STJSTDAX MOBSTECr, JAOTJ-AXiY 13. 1895. PBICE FIVE CENTS OLYMPU'S GATHERING The Senatorial Contest Excites the Most Interest STREHGTH OF THE CANDIDATES Apparently So One Cnn Command Sufficient Volet to Elect, and a Caucus Must Decide. OLYMPIA, "Wash., Jan. 12. All except about a dozen members of the legislature, which convenes Monday at noon, have reached here. The dozen will come to morrow. Tonight, there Is a very lively scene In the Olympla hotel lobby. In ad dition to legislators, prominent politicians from all points of the state are present, and some earnest wire-pulling is being en gaged in, both In connection with the or ganization of the different houses and the faenatorial election. There has never been a legislative session held here where members were so completely at sea re garding the outcome of the different con tests, two days before convening. The election of senator excites the most in terest, although the vote will not be taken until one week after organization. For speakership of the house, however, there Is much quiet wire-pulling, and some little Interest is shown in the selection of clerk of the house and secretary of the senate. There are many candidates for these places, as well as for the several minor positions. Nearly every member of the upper and lower house has a candidate for some place, and this naturally pre vents the usual pledges of support In both the senatorial and speakership fights. Many arc holding off until the last min ute, in order to effect a deal in their own Interest. With nearly all of the members pres ent tonight, some idea of the relative strength of the candidates for senatorial honors can be formed, for the first time. Congressman "Wilson, Levi Ankeny, State Senator Belknap and Amos Shaw have been here for several days, and at noon today Judge Turner and Attorney-General Jones arrived. Ex-Senator Allen Is ex pected to shie his castor into the ring to morrow, and his, arrival is awaited with come interest The Ankeny and Wilson headquarters have been thronged with legislators and lobbyists all day. Tonight both factions are claiming much addi tional strength. Shaw, Belknap and Jones content themselves with the ad vantages offered for meeting their friends In the main lobby of the hotel, and each Is continually surrounded by a group of interested people. Judge Turner says that he Is here to argue a case before the su preme court, and that he Is not a candi date in any sense of the word. He Is out spoken as favorable to Jones' candidacy. Judge Turner's presence, however, is thought to have considerable significance, inasmuch as ex-Sanator Allen has an- iu3isKand1dko4lqereelection,'ondJ .til l wnHA i.Hl. -rTl- T.t.. i. . win uc uuu iu iuuiw unci 411a llliui Vjlis. There la no doubt that Ankeny and "Wh Eon have more support than any other candidate. The legislature, on Joint ballot, will cast 112 votes. Of these there are SO repub licans, nine democrats and 23 populists. It takes 57 to elect. Conservatively esti mated at this time, Ankmy and Wilson have between 25 and 30 votes each. Ex Smator Allen has at least 10 or 12 sup porters, and Jones and Shaw will prob ably rally from three to seven each to their stands. Belknap is not considered in the race. Allen's candidacy has provoked much uncertainty at the "Wilson and the Ankeny headquarters. He was not con sidered an active candidate, but it is now known he will cut a considerable figure in the flijht. In case neither Wilson nor Ankeny can win on the first few ballots, it Is believed a landslide will inevitably follow to some other candidate. It may be Allen, Shaw or Jones. Allen's follow ers say that he is most popular, and that there is a feeling among republicans that he ought to be returned to the senate. They claim that he was unfairly beaten ly Judge Turner two years ago. There is one feature of Allen's candidacy, how ever, that may cause him considerable annoyance. It is the fact that he now resides at Seattle. He left Walla Walla and took up his residence at Seattle soon cfter his defeat for re-election two years ago. Now Allen's opposition claim Seattle already has one senator In Squire, and that that city cannot have another. On th" other hand, Allen's friends say he has not lost his residence in "Walla Walla, and that he is at Seattle only to engage In the practice of his profession. Henry Van Houten, of Spokane, who Is manager of Ankeny's campaign, appears tjUlte confident of success. He admits that Ankeny has not sufficient strength at this time to elect him, but adds that all will be well by election day. Wilson and Lis most active supporter. Senator Ide. of Spokane, are certainly doing a great deal of effective work, and claim to be gain ing support each day. Wilson claims solid delegations of 10 votes from the south Avest counties, and a scattering support nil over the state. His brother, Harry Wilson, who is managing his campaign, says there is no doubt about the result, and that the congressman has enough otes to elect him. Ankeny has ardent support in King county. This seems to be conceded, and with the votes from Walla Walla, Spokane and other coun ties, he feels certain of more strength than Wilson. Very llttfe has been said regarding a caucus for senator. Several republicans believe that a caucus should be held the f.rst or second day of the session, and the selection of a senator disposed of. They claim that the people of the state i 111 not have patience with the legislature if the senatorial conflict is not ended early in the session, so that much needed legislation can receive careful attention. They do not want the history of the last session repeated, when the senatorial con flict proved a lingering evil to the session. In the speakership contest, Morrison, of King county, is the most prominent, and it is believed he will carry off the honor. His opponents are Milroy. of Yakima; Gandy, of Spokane; Cloes, of Pierce, and Scobey. of Thurston. Who will develope most strength against Morrison Is not known. Morrison is for Ankeny for sena tor, and Soobey is a strong Wilson man. The senatorial election may have some influence in the selection of speaker, but the full force of any faction's strength will not bo shown by 't. The oacus of the republican members will be held either tomorrow or Monday morning to decide on speaker, chief clerk cf the house, secretary of the senate and othrr elective officers. The prominent candidates are: For secretary of the senate T. G. Nlck Ln of Whatcara, Cewk of Thurston. For sergeant-at-arms M. D. Smith of Snokane, and Joseph T. Mitchell of Pierce. For reading clerk Harry W. Carroll of King. For chief clerk of the house C S. Scott of Jefferson; E. W. Porter of Douglas, and Edward Finch of Chehalis. For assistant clerk F. Z. Alexander of Spokane. For sergeant-at-arms Don G. Glovell of Pierce. There are numerous candidates for other places. Young men and women from all parts of the state are using all influence possible to secure positions. There has been little talk of legislation to come before the session. The general feeling seems to mean that there will be an effort made to cut down expenses in all directions, with a special aim at the numerous commissions. The A. P. A. and the Legislature. TACOMA, Jan. 12. The state advisory council of the A. P. A. met here today with a number of the members of the leg islature, to advise regarding the passage of certain legislation, said to be of a rem edial nature, and indorse applicants for clerkships. There was a good attendance. It is claimed .by some that the A. P. A. members, with sympathizers, will control the lower house of the legislature. HOW THE BATTLE PROGRESSES. In San Francisco- Yesterday Specula tion Favored Perkins. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 12. There was a general exodus from Sacramento yester day, and the result was that the lobbies of the principal hotels here today took on the general appearance of that famed hunting-ground of all politicians at the capital city the office of the Golden Eagle. Everywhere the senatorial fight was nat urally the chief topic of conversation. Either because the De Young men were tactfully silent, or because they were few, expressions favorable to Perkins were more frequently heard than anything else. As the horoscope is cast today among the politically wise, De Young is credited with having a total present voting strength of about SO out of the 120 of both houses. The Perkins strength, as shown by the caucus, is 45, but It is a fact that 13 votes beside these have been promised as soon as the committees of both houses are named. These promises are chiefly in I the form of personal letters from the leg islators. There seems little question that the delay In the appointment of the com mittees of the assembly was considerably influenced by the senatorial fight. Speaker Lynch now says these committees will be named Monday afternoon, when the as sembly will reconvene. Probably the sen ate committees will be announced at the same time. The Perkins men are figur ing on 30 democrats of both houses, mak ing John Daggett their senatorial nomi nee, and giving him their complimentary vote when the great fight begins, a week from next Tuesday. This complimentary vote. It Is figured, may hold out for two or three ballots, but after that there seems assurance that several democrats will rally around the Perkins standard. The Contest in Chicago. CHICAGO. Jan. 12. Cook county repub lican senators and representatives held a caucus here this afternoon to make an at tempt to unite on a Chicago man for United States senator, for the purpose of defeating Senator Cullom. Of the 33 who compose the delegation, only 23 were pre ent. The sensation of the meeting oc curred when Senator Charles H. Craw foru, of the Hyde Park district, said ha was prepared to announce, that Joseph Mcdlll was out of the race; in fact that he was authorized to "withdraw the name of the -Chicago editor. This created a gen eral tumult. Several members jumped to their feet at once and demanded thai Crawford show his authority for this statement. He said he would produce il later In the meeting, but a little while af terwards he left without doing so. It was resolved to adjourn, to meet Tuesday next in Springfield, when another endeav or will be made to agree on a candidate. It is thought that Wm. E. Mason will bo the choice of the caucus if anybody is chosen, which is doubtful. Montana's Next Senator. HELENA, Mont, Jan. 12. Thomas H. Carter, who was last night nominated by the republican caucus to succeed Senator Power, was born in Scioto county, Ohio, and Is about 40 years old. He worked on a farm In Illinois, and was afterward ad mitted to the bar in Iowa, where he prac ticed law at Burlington. He came to Hel ena In 1SS2, where he practiced law till nominated for congress in 18S8. He was later elected to congress, and once de feated, having run three years in suc cession on account of the admission of Montana as a state. He was commis sioner of the general land office under President Harrison, and was made chair man of the national republican committee in 1S92. He is married, and has two chil dren. The Fight nt Boise. BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 12. The senatorial situation remains unchanged. Sweet ap parently has his 19 men solid. This is just one majority of the republican members. The others, however, have refused so far to go into caucus. The Shoup men mani fest great confidence. The caucus ad journed last night until Monday night. "WHERE THERE WAS LEGISLATION. To Aid the Destitntc. LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 12. In the house today the subject discussed was how to aid the destitute. Conway, chairman of the special committee, reported bills which had been considered, and the house went into committee of the whole on the Lambern bill. This provides that the counties may issue bonds to the amount of 10 per cent of the assessed valuation, the proceeds to beused to provide grain for feed and seed. The committee of the whole reported back to the house with the recommendation that the bill be rec ommended to a special committee for fur ther amendment. To Legalise Oklahoma Divorces. GUTHRIE, O. T., Jan. 12. A bill was introduced in the legislature today to legalize the thousands of divorces granted by Oklahoma probate judges to people from all over the nation. Ben Butler's Monument. CHICAGO. Jan. 12. M. S. Baldwin, agent for the estate of the late General B. F. Butler, confirms the report that the estate will conduct a free sanitarium for consumptives at Fort Union, N. M. The estate has S20.000 acres of land, known as the Mora grant, around okl Fort Union. Mr. Baldwin said: "Dr. W. D. Gentry, of this city, who conducts a sanitarium here, will have charge of the sanitarium at Fort Union. The estate will repair all the buildings and tend them free for sani tarium purposes. Board will be charged, but that is all. It Is proposed to make this one of the biggest things of its kind in the country, and it will be In readiness in a few months." Two Killed and One Hurt. NEW YORK, Jan. 12. Three men walk ing on the New York Central railroad near Rlverdalo station were struck by a tram last night. John Goodrich, aged 33. of Ellzabethport. N. J., and an unknown man, wore Instantly killed, and a man named Jack, aged 27, of Ellzabethport. N. J., was fatally injured. The men were seeking work. Churchill Has Another Attack. LONDON, Jan. 12. Lord Churchill last night suffered an attack of heart weak ness. He rallied this morning, but has not yet regained his strength. , TELLER THE SENATOR Gorman of Maryland Did "Not Speak, but the Coloradan Did. GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL CONDITION For Three Hours the Senator From Colorado Spoke With. Great Earn estness and Eloquence. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Teller ad dressed the senate today in a speech marked by force and eloquence of earnest ness. A large crowd had been drawn to the galleries by the announce ment that Gorman would urge a sen ate resolution for the solution of the currency problem, and, although Gorman did not speak, the spectators "were not disappointed. Teller took the In come tax as a text, but branched into a comprehensive review of the present con dition of the treasury and remedies de manded. He severely arraigned the admin istration for alarming tin country by agitation over the currency bill. The sen ator urged that the restoration of silver was the only effective solution, but said he did not expect it at the present time from either of the great parties or the populists. Lodge also spoke, stating that if the democratic majority would pre sent a measure raising revenue, instead of a currency bill that could not pass, the minority would assist In enacting it. After the usual routine business Cockrell called up the urgent deficiency bill. Presiding Officer Harris explained Its parliamentary situation coming over from yesterday. Hill had offered an amendment to it, appropriating funds for the collection of the income tax, so that the legality of the tax might be referred to the courts. The chairman had ruled out the amendment on a point of order. Hill appealed from the decision of the chair, and Morgan moved to lay the appeal on the table in order to permit the senators to have a further discussion of the income tax. Morgan agreed to withdraw his motion, and proposed a vote on Hill's appeal. Teller then addressed the senate In sup port of the continuance of the Income tax. He painted to the large treasury deficit, which had been temporarily met by bond issues. The gold supply was down to $77, 000,090, and was rapidly disappearing. Any proposition to do away with the Income tax, therefore, should be accompanied by a plan to raise the revenues the govern ment required. Teller gave It as his opin ion the income tax would become perma nent, even though It was limited to five years by the present law. He believed it was such an equitable tax that the people would Insist upon its continuance. Im port duties, he said, could not be put so high as to entirely keep out goods, and without these high duties there was cer tain to be a deficit in the revenue. It l" ' I nnd Acconttal tliarafApa oa.ma tnfiilA I ZXSSSSTL ZttZtf"?- come tax was the most just means o taking this course. Teller- spoke of the vain and faithless efforts of the execu tive branch of the government "to do something to relieve the present distress of the government and the people," and added: "It shows that the executive branch Is in wrong hands." He then spoke causticallyof the "scheme of banking coming from the treasury de partment." He referred to the current reports that the bill had been jotted off In 30 minutes to a stenographer, and said: "I wish to show all due respect to this bill, coming rs it dees from such high sources, but if such a measure came from and senator or member If it came from any populist it would be branded as the height of lunacy." Teller, declared that the currency bill proposed to inaugurate the old era of wildcat paper, and violated every prin ciple of finance in this country or any other. He ridiculed the talk about "elas tic" and "flexible" currency, when bank ing corporations had charge of the elas ticity, and added: "There is about six weeks remaining of this congress. Now, does any person seri ously believe the revision of the vast cur rency system can be accomplished in that time?" Tho senator argued that It was time the executive authorities stopped what he characterized as "frantic demonstrations of fright." He then examined in detail the bimetallic system of France, under which that country now enjoyed absolute tranquillity. Hawley at this point interjected a nar rative of his personal experience in Paris the nisht before France raised the vast sum to pay its war indemnity to Ger many. When Teller resumed, he argued at length to prove that the low price of ag ricultural products today was the direct result of the demonetization of silver, first by Germany, then by the United States, and lastly by the Latin union. In every country which had kept Its mints open to silver, prices of staple products had re mained absolutely stable during the last 23 years. He cited as illustrations of that fact India, Mexico, China and Japan. It has been charged, he said, that those who were In favor of blmetalism were not in favor of sound money. But if sound money was to be preserved, he warned the senate it would be preserved through the efforts of so-called silver men. If the gold basis was insisted upon, it would be found too narrow, and the time would come when an over-Issue of paper money could not be resisted. He described the grownth of socialism and anarchy In this country since the demonetization of sil ver, and the bitterness that had grown up between classes. This condition has been produced by legislation. This caused him to ask: "Are we now to admit we have neither the wit nor the wisdom to undo what we have done?" Although his side was not charged with the responsibility for the present situa tion, he, for one, would join with his political adversaries in any scheme of re lief that appealed to his judgment. But he had little hope when he saw the sen ate of the United States, confronted with such a situation, supinely waiting to see what Europe would do. It was deplorable and disgraceful. A change of administra tion might aid matters, but he doubted it. The last republican- administration was voted out of power, and he believed it de served defeat. Last fall the people had overthrown the democratic majority in the house because the democratic party had shown itself incapable of dealing with the problem before it. As to the populist parts', he did not believe It would ever be a party in power, and he believed it would devolve on either the republican or democratic party to solve the problem eventually, when the pressure of the peo ple would at last force logical action on this monetary problem. Any scheme to secure his ote must be In line with what he believed to.be Its solution. Teller closed with an eloquent appeal to those on the other side cf the chamber to present a solution of the existing prob lem which would not surrender silver, say ing: "It should be no makeshift, no tempo rary expedient, but it should be ample to avert a crisis more dangerous to the American people than that of even war." Lodge spoke of the danger of arresting appropriations, and thus killing the law by stagnation. He did not, therefore, ap prove of refusing the appropriation neces sary to execute the Income tax law. The Imposition of a direct income tax was the necessary result of abandoning the pro tective policy of Indirect taxes. He re ferred to the present cry for currency leg islation as a move intended to cover up the most dismal failure in tariff legislation the country had ever seen. The first step to take to overcome the distress of the treasury was to ralsa mora revenue. None of these schemes could pass. But if the one essential thing was the need of more revenue to he secured for the treasury, he and his associates would gladly as sist in passing a measure to accomplish that end. Such a measure was needed instead of any more such, as-the one "just kicked to death" in the house of repre sentatives. Stewart followed with a .speech urging the restoration of silver as the only means of remedying thepresent distress in the condition of the government. Stew art finally yielded the floor, to resume Monday, and the senate at 4:45 P. M. was adjourned. The Tax WilL Be Collected. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Senator Gor don, of Georgia, In a conversation with a senator said: "The defeat of the appro priation will not defeat the collection of the income tax. Under section 29, all per sons and corporations with Incomes above $3500 are required to make returns, ac cording to the form prescribed by the revenue department, to the secretary of the treasury. Those who hope to escape payment of the Income tax through the failure of congress to make the appropria tion asked for, and who are thus led to neglect making their returns at the time fixed by law, will find themselves Involved In 50 per cent heavier taxes and be com pelled to pay them." The Senate Finance Committee. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. The meeting of the senate finance committee today was devoted to a discussion of the Vest and McPherson finance bills, presented yesterday. No action was taken. The committee adjourned until Monday, when it is expected Jones will have a bill to be considered. It was stated that the prospects of financial legislation had not been brightened materially by today's meeting. UNION PACIFIC BOYCOTT A Compromise Is Now Said to Be As sured. CHICAGO, Jan. 12. At today's meeting of the Western passenger agents, an agreement was practically reached as to round-trip rates and routes, and a com promise In the Union Pacific boycott mat ter is now assured. At Monday's meet- Inrr fif-TrWr-nl Taf nnniT .uajxtr'"MTtftfnll of . . J" -. . - " - canaduui-pacincTrimeet the other transcontinental, officially and it is ex pected Chairman Caldwell will be able to report the intention 'of the Grand Trunk. A Xew Colorado Road. DENVER, Jan. 12. Articles of incor poration were filed with the secretary of state today for the Florence Southern Railroad Company, with a capital stock of $1,000,000. W. E. Johnson, James. A. McCandllsh and W. J. Johnson, of Flor ence; Cv M. Ladd and J. B. Orman, of Pueblo; H. H. Tompkins, of West Cliff, and H. Townsend, of Silver Cliff, are the incorporators. Their intention is to build a road from Florence to Silver Cliff, through Oak creek canyon. Railroad Notes. Vic A. Schilling, city ticket agent of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Com pany, left last evening for a two-weeks' trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Superintendent O'Brien, Master Me chanic Graham and Assistant General Manager Woodworth, of the Oregon Rail way & Navigation Company, left yester day for a tour of inspection over the rail lines of the company. THE SICK AND THE DEAD Conducted With, Quiet Simplicity. NEW YORK, Jan. 12. The funeral serv ices over the remains of the late Mrs. William Waldorf Astor were held this morning at Trinity chapel. The church was crowded with the wealth and fashion of New York and adjacent cities. The funeral was conducted with quiet sim plicity, the coffin being, covered with flowers. The officiating clergymen were Rev. William H. Vibbert, Rev. Morgan Dix and Bishop Potter, and the inter ment was in Trinity cemetery, on "Wash ington Heights. Stricken With Paralysis. NEW YORK, Jan. 12. Joseph B. Jones, who has been a clerk in the subtreasury for over 15 years, was stricken with par alysis at his desk today. He suffered from a sunstroke last summer, and has had the grip this winter. He was 65 years old. He was a forty-niner, leading-quite an ad venturous life In his younger days, having been a terror to evil-doers as the sheriff of one of California's counties. Director Paddock Is 111. DENVER, Jan. 12. Major James W. Paddock, of Omaha, government director of the Union Pacific, Is dangerously 111 of pneumonia in his private car at the union depot in this city. He started Thursday with a party of friends for a trip to La Junta. He will be taken back to Omaha tonight. A Denver Surgeon and Specialist. DENVER, Jan. 12. Dr. J. M. Eaton, the eminent surgeon and specialist, died in this city last night of congestion of the brain and peritonitis. Dr. Eaton was once coroner of San Francisco, and was an in timate associate and adviser of Chris Buckley, the democratic leader. Jndcre Hoar Is Very Low. CONCORD, Mass., Jan. 12. Judge Hoar is very low tonight. It does not seem, as though he can live many hours. MERRY WEDDING BELLS. May Tolie Is Lady Hope. LONDON, Jan. 12. The report that May Yohe, the American actress, had been married to Lord Francis Hope, brother of the Duke of Newcastle, turns out to be correct. The Hampstead parish register shows that Miss Yohe and Lord Francis Hope were married there November 27 last. Lord Francis Hope was born Feb ruary 3, 1SS3, and Is the only brother of the Duke of Newcastle. As the duke has no children, it is said the family of Lord Francis Hope once offered him $1,000,000 If he wBuld sever all relations with the American burlesquer. The Daughter of Crispl Married. NAPLES, Jan. 12. The daughter of SIgnor Crispi was married today in the Church of the Ascension to Prince Ltn- i guaslossL 0RIGINALPACK1GEACT The Bill to Extend Its Provisions to Oleomargarine. UNDER DISCUSSION IN THE HOUSE The Debate Was Upon the Merits of the Oleomargarine Clause and Its Constitutionality. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. About 20 members crowded into the area In front of the speaker's stand at the opening of the house today in the hope of getting bills of local Importance through by unanimous consent, but all were unsuc cessful. Hatch, chairman of the commit tee on agriculture, called up the bill to extend the provisions of the Wilson original-package liquor law to oleomar garine in original packages. The Wilson bill covered distilled and fermented liquors in original packeages, but by a decision of the supreme court, rendered by Justice Harlan, December 10. it was decided that oleomargarine could not be imported into a state in original packages and sold frse of tax. This bill was to make the law uniform as regards dis tilled liquors and imitation butter. It completed the effectiveness of the police powers of the states by authorizing them to exercise their police powers over oleomargarine, butterlne. Imitation but ter, or Imitation cheese imported In orig inal packages, as if they had been manu factured in the states where they are consumed. The bill precipitated a dis cussion regarding tho merits of the oleo margarine clause and its constitutional ity. It was participated in by Williams of Mississippi, Warner of New York. Foreman of Illinois and Grout of New Hampshire. Hatch attempted .to have the extra hour, to which the bill would be entitled under the rule when the commit tee Is again called, granted at this time, but his request was refused. He then tried to have the previous question or dered, but filibustering by Bynum con sumed the time until the morning hour expired and the bill went over. The house then took up the bill to cod ify the pension laws and the bill was passed. Just before 2 o'clock public busi ness was suspended and eulogies were heard on the late Representative G. B. Shaw, of Wisconsin. Tributes were paid by Shaw's successor, Griffin, by Lynch, Copper, Babcock and Somers of Wiscon sin, Baker of New Hampshire, Cousins of Iowa, Ellis of Oregon, Henderson of Iowa, Cannon of Illinois, and Haughen of Wisconsin. Then, as a further mark of respect, the house, at 355, adjourned. THE COMMITTEE Investigating Charges Made Against the Nominee for n. Jndgship. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Hill and Piatt, sitting as a subcommittee of the senate committee on judiciary, today heard the statements" of Mr. "McAdoo" in substantia tion, of his charges against the Hon. C. D. Clark, the nominee for the office of district judge in the eastern and middle districts of Tennessee; and also state ments by W. H. Barr, who Is McAdoo's law partner, and Attorney McClure, of New York, partner of the law firm of Turner, McClure & Ralston, who appeared for the Farmers' Loan & Trust Com pany. These witnesses were all opposed to Mr. Clark, who was represented at the hearing by his law partner, the Hon. Fos ter V. Brown, and by other friends, though not present himself. The charge made is that of unprofessional conduct growing out of the case of W. D. Davis vs. the Fanners' Loan & Trust Company and the Chattanooga Union Railway Com pany, In which the firm of Clark & Brown is alleged to have appeared for both sides of the controversy. There was an allow ance to the firm in this matter, which is criticised by the parties making the charges as a gross fraud which no court of conscience would countenance, and the conduct of the firm is characterized as a breach of professional ethics which can not be too severely condemned. The friends of Judge Clark, who were present, presented the members of the committee with copies of the opinions of Judges Lur ton and Key, before whom these charges were officially made, entirely exonerating the firm and making Its defense entirely upon the line upon which the defense was made In court. Mr. McAdoo's friends are directing their plea especially toward pre vailing upon the committee to accept new testimony, and not to depend entirely upon the record of the Tennessee court pro ceedings against Judge Clark. They as sert that if the case Is reopened, they will be able to add important testimony. B.B. Forest, J. E. Humphreys and H. W. McAdams addressed the house committee on territories today In favor of the ad mission of Oklahoma to statehood. Thom as Norwell, of Alaska, requested the com mittee to recommend the passage of a bill allowing the territory of Alaska a delegate in congress. OX SECTIONAL LIXES. Such. a. Division of the House Among the Probabilities. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. What may re sult In a division of the house on strictly sectional lines, will be an order from the committee on rules next week, fixing the time for the consideration of a bill to pay certain Southern war claims. A bill pro viding for the settlement of the claims offcltlzens In both Ncrthern and Southern states was reported some time ago from the committee on war claims, and is now on the house calendar. Some of the mem bers of this committee learned yesterday that another bill, which looks only to the payment of Southern claims, and which did not originate with their committee, is the one of which the committee on rules will take cognizance. The war claims committee members are considerably ex ercised over the matter, and an effprt will be made when the rule is reported, as It is expected It will be on Monday or Tuesday of next week, to defeat it, their argument being that the bill reported from their committee Is fairly and Impartially drawn, and the only measure that ought to pass the house. Some quiet missionary work was done on the floor of the house yester day by certain members of the war claims committee looking to the presence In their seats next week, when the order is re ported, of as many Northern men both republicans and democrats as can be counted upon to antagonize the action of the committee on rules. OTHER COXGRESSIOXAL XEWS. To Prevent Collisions at Sea. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Secretary Car lisle today sent to the senate the draft cf a bill amending the laws for preventing collisions at sea. The general purpose of the bill Is to establish regulations for preventing collisions In harbors, rivers, lakes and inland waters of the United States, to accord, as far as possible, with the International regulations, which will ; go into effect March L next, and also in accord with certain regulations now in torce upon these waters. The secretary, therefore, urges the passage of the bill before the date mentioned. Harris subse quently introduced the bill in the senate. Seed Asked for Xebraakn. Formers. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. In the house today Kem of Nebraska presented a reso lution asking the secretary of agriculture to give to the drought-stricken regions of the Northwest as much as possible of the quota of seeds allowed to him, the distribution to be made through the regu larly appointed relief committees of the several states, but objection was made to its present consideration, and it was re ferred. The Fortification Bill. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. The fortifica tion bill, as reported back to the senate to day, made a net Increase of only $56,500 over the house bill. The estimate called for almost $1,500,000 and the house granted $1,S79,057. DESTITUTION IN OHIO. The Miners Xcnr Gloucester Are Nuked and Hungry. COLUMBUS. O., Jan. 12. Despite the low temperature and blinding snow, the mass meeting at Gloucester this after noon, for the purpose of devising means to provide for the destitute miners, was well attended by people from all of tho surrounding distrlcts.who knr w the condi tions and realize that the time for prompt action is at hand. Oakdale, Hollister, Mine No. 10, Mud Fork, Trimble, Jackson ville and numerous other districts were well represented. The following plaintive plea to the public, which was read at the meeting, graphically describes the situa tion: "The people are naked and hungry, and it is your place to see that they have shelter and food. It Is your place to do for them all that within your power lies. If one drop of the mild milk of human kindness courses through your veins, you will open your heart and purse to these distressed brethren. Sympathy Is not what they need and must have it is food and clothing." The merchants at Gloucester, as in many other districts, have exhausted their re sources. They can do nothing more in the way of relieving the distress, and are com pelled to listen to touching appeals of the hungry without being able to respond. The local missionaries and religious organiza tions have exhausted all their resources, and say it Is absolutely impossible for them to do more, but they say, without hesitation, that the miners must have re lief at once. Phoenix Mine No. 2, employ ing 300 miners, is dividing its work so that each man Is given four days a month, which nets him about -$8 to provide for himself and family. A visit to these homes brings to light cases of the most extreme poverty imaginable, and strong men have broken down and wept at the scenes encountered there. Before the meeting adjourned appropri ate action was taken, and It it believed that the needy will now be cared for. At Gloucester last night, at a meeting in the Methodist church, during prayers, a scene was enacted which was pathetic In the extreme. The occupants of a. j?ew had knelt in prayer, and one woman -was rest ing her head 'on the, pew seat, apparent ly in communion after prayers. When the congregation arose, she remained silent. A short time elapsed and she still re mained in the same position. An exam ination was made by the other occupants of the seat, when it was discovered that she had fainted from hunger. Tender hands earned her to her home, and her wants were looked after. In the vicinity of Readville there are about 200 families who have barely enough food to keep them alive, and unless they receive relief soon, this poverty will lead to dire distress, which the business men say they will not be responsible for, be cause they are unable themselves to af ford any relief. They even claim they are in almost as desperate straits as the starv ing miners, one miner declares that his family has been subsisting on cornbread made of corn mashed with flatirons. The miners there are only making $7 or $S per month. A committee will call upon the governor Monday and appeal for aid. The carload of provisions sent by Govern or McKinley to Nelsonvllle has been nearly exhausted. Delegations from other points have been given a portion of these supplies. The Hocking Valley road has agreed to transport all contributions of supplies free of charge. THE FIRE RECORD. Town of Wlieatlond, in California, Badly Damaged. WHEATLAND, Cal., Jan. 12. Fire cleaned out a large pcrtion of the town to night. The postoffice, the Wheatland hotel, the Central hotel, the Gem saloon, Duplex's barber shop and residence were entirely consumed. The loss is estimated at about $15,0C0 or $20,000. There Is little Insurance. The fire originated In a board er's room in the Central hotel, but just how is not known. There was no injury to persons, but the loss to the lady post mistress and William Amick in property was heavy. The new depot and the block opposite were saved by the heroic work of the citizens. The Odd Fellows were holding a banquet at the time of the fire, and everybody worked in his Sunday clothes. A Tourist Sleeper Burned. OMAHA, Jan. 12. A tourist sleeper on the Union Pacific's through passenger train was burned last night near Lex ington. The fire spread with remarkable rapidity, and the seven passengers had little time to escape. Nearly every article of hand baggage was destroyed, as well as the bedding and furniture. It Is be lieved the fire was caused by the heater' or by a small cookstove. Business Houses Burned. KAUKANA. Wis.. Jan. 12. This city was visited by a $35,000 fire this morning, that cut a big swath in the business blocks of Second street. Llndauer, Falack & Rupert's thiee blocks were destroyed, together with considerable of their con tents. An Ohio Town Burning. WHEELING, W. Va., Jan. 12. Mayor Caldwell has received a telegram from Barnesville, O., stating that the business part of the town is burning, and asking for aid from the fire department. They Don't Want McKenzlc. NEW YORK, Jan. 12. The West Pres byterian church committee, appointed to select a pulpit successor to the Rev. Dr. John R. Paxton, has passed on the merits of Rev. Dr. McKenzie, of San Francisco, who preached two Sundays on trial. Dr. McKenzie, it is stated, will not be called. The Rev. Mr. Gunsaulus, of Chicago, whose congregation is one of the largest in that city, is now being discussed as a candidate. A Victim of tliff Tunnel Collision. OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 12. Miss Nellie Wilson, of New York, who was a. passen ger on the Los Angeles express while In collision at Altamont tunnel a week ago, Is now lying at Berkeley In a cntlcal con dition, resulting from the shock to her : nerves through the collision. IS Thousands Attend the San Fran cisco Citizens' Meeting. PITH OF RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED They Are Forcible and to the Point, Showing the Teople Have Been Thoroughly Aroused. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12. Citizens re sponded by thousands to Sutro's call for a mass meeting to protest against the appointment of Mose Gunst as police com missioner, to denounce United States At torney Knight for his refusal to issue a warrant for the arrest of C. P. Hunt ington for a violation of the interstate commerce law, and to denounce the frauds that were committed at the last election. Metropolitan hall was crowded to the doors and thousands of people were turned away. The meeting was very business-like. Representative citizens were there; speeches were made by promi nent men, and appropriate resolutions were adopted. The resolutions adopted denounce C. P. Huntington as a self-confessed briber, and acuse him of taking $56,000,000 from English Stockholders In the Central Pacific. A solemn protest is entered against the passage of the fund ing bill, and the speaker of the house is appealed to to protect the people of Cali fornia by refusing to give a special order for a day to the Pacific railroad commit tee. Each Individual member of congress is appealed to not to overlook 200,000 pro tests against this bill filed by inhabitants of the Pacific coast. The resolutions de mand that the legal authorities of the United States in this judicial district shall issue a warrant for the arrest o Huntington. The president Is appealed to to see that justice is done and that he demand that Attorney Knight and Com missioner Heacock do their full duty under the law, or that they be removed from the offices that they are disgracing and degrading. The other resolutions de nounce ex-Governor Markham as the tool of the Southern Pacific, and the anoint ment of Mose Gunst as police commis sioner Is characterized as a burning shama and disgrace to the respectable portion o the community. It was resolved that a committee of three be appointed to wait upon Gunst and request him to resign the office of police commissioner; also, that a committee of 11 be appointed to effect a permanent organization to act with other organizations of like character in securing the reforms so earnestly desired- Gnnst Asks ai Trial. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan.12.-M. A. Gunst, recently appointed police commissioner of this city, in reply to criticisms on his ap pointment, says he feels confident those who now criticise him will shortly see they are mistaken, and that many promi nent citizens have already come forward and personally testified their good-will toward him. XEW YORK'S REFORMATIOX. The Various Clubs and Committees "Will Continue Their Work. NEW YORK, Jan. 12. The members o the legislative committee of the City Club met last night to consider reform meas ures. They remained In session four hours. A resolution was adopted to ap point a committee of five to consider legis lation affecting the police department. The question of the proposed plan of the com mittee of 70, for reorganizing the minor criminal courts, was referred to a com mittee of three. State Senator O'Connor, president pro tem. of the senate, called on Mayor Strong yesterday. While he was with the mayor, Speaker Hamilton Fish, of the assembly, came in. Mr. Fish had never met Golonel Strong before and the senator accordingly introduced the two distinguished republicans to each other. When they were leaving, Speaker Fish said of his visit: "I called to pay my respects to the mayor, and to say to him that the legis lature will uphold his administration. Wo did not discuss any particulars. The power of removal bill will be sent to Mayor Strong as soon as it is pre pared, and I have no doubt that, if he ap proves it, it will be passed without de lay." John J. Ryan, president of the board of police justices, with Corporation Counsel Clark, had a long conference with the mayor yesterday. Corporation Counsel Clark said they discussed ordinances for the care of streets. The mayor directed Justice Ryan to notify the justices to be stringent in punishing offenders. Oklolioma Xeeds n Lexow. GUTHRIE, O. T., Jan. 12. The presi dent of the Oklahoma agricultural and mechanical college has tendered his resig nation to the governor, declaring he could not stay with the institution because of corruption in the management. The re gents, he says, have drawn thousands of dollars apiece for mileage and expenses. Incompetent and Ignorant political work ers have been put on the faculty at high salaries, useless offices created for friend3 and relatives, and fully $50,000 squandered In three years. The president was elected only a few months ago, coming from the Maryland college. UNDER HYPNOTIC CONTROL A. Voice, Apparently HI Own, Com- rounds Him to Murder. BINGHAMTON, N. Y., Jan. 12. The po lice authorities of this city are somewhat puzzled over a case of alleged hypnotic influence. Daniel Mesklll, who lives with his wife at 31 Robinson street, appeared before Recorder Roberts and asked to be locked up, fearing that he would kill him self or some one else. Mesklll says he came to this city from Ware, Mass., about 18 months ago, to escape a hypnotic influ ence which has controlled him for the past two years. At times he could dis tinctly hear a voice, seemingly his own, commanding him to do something against his will. Once, he says, he was told to commit murder. Coming to this city, he succeeded In shaking off the influence for a few days, but soon, he says, the terri ble hypnotic influence was again exerted over him. After describing his case to the recorder and the chief of police, he was placed In a cell. He had about $160 on his person, and claims to have $4000 In Blnghamton banks. He wishes no ex pense spared for his welfare. Meskill'3 wife, who is away on a visit, will return tomorrow, and he says he Intends to sail with her for Ireland, where his mother 13 living, in the hope of shaking off his evil pursuer. c Over Two Millions More Gone. NEW YORK, Jan. 12. The expected shipment of $500,000 In gold by Hoskier, Wood & Co. today was reduced to $500, 000. Lazard Freres shipped $1,000,000, mak- 1 ing a total of $2,100,000.