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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, JANUARY 21, 1900.
May Pass the Reichstag by a
RECENT EVENTS HELPED IT ALONG
Court Festivities in Berlin in the
Coming: "Week Floods in the
BERLIN, Jan. 20. During the coming
week the naval bill -will he the main po
litical topic. It Is surmised that the meas
ure will reach the relchstag -early in the
week, as the bundesrath has expressed be
forehand its readiness to pass It. Its fate
in the relchstag is by no means assured,
though it Is predicted that enough mem
bers of the central party -will support the
bill to enable Its passage. The force of
recent events has been telling altogether
in favor of the measure, and .n enormous
amount of agitation on the subject has
been made by the fleet enthusiasts
throughout the empire. Judging from the
present prospects, the correspondent of
the Associated Press can foretell that the
naval bill, in -which the emperor's -whole
heart hangs, -will be passed after a num
ber of assurances and explanations about
there being no need of new taxes from
the government, though -with the smallest
The Barth bill In the diet, respecting the
Prussian election districts, meets "with the
government's disapproval, although it Is
admitted that the existing system is su
perannuated. The government's argument
is that the Barth districting -would re
dound in favor of the socialists, as the
cities -where the new seats would be cre
ated are strongly socialistic
The coming week will be the height of
court festivities, beginning tomorrow with
the coronation fete, to which all who have
either Tecently received or are about to
receive orders and decorations are bidden.
This time the number of guests runs be
tween 5000 and 6000. Next Tuesday is the
deftltercour for the diplomatic corps and
male and female civilians, all wearing
gala dress. All the members df the em
bassy will be there. Thursday there will
be a military defillercour. Saturday will
be the emperor's birthday. The kings of
Saxony and "Wurtumberg are expected to
be present, and the officials of the Amer
ican embassy will be among the number
The whole Rhine district Is threatened -with
floods, owing to the masses of snow
and frequent thaws. A number or me
Moselle towns are flooded. The Rhine, In
sevral places rose 10 feet within 24
EXCTTEMKNT AT ESaUIMAIT.
Unusual Activity Followed the Re
ceipt of a. Cipher Mcsasre.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. A special to the
Becord from Victoria, B. C, says:
There -was considerable excitement at
Esqulmalt today, occasioned by the re
ceipt of a cipher message by Captain Fa
gen, who, now that the admiral is cruising
in southern waters, is in charge of the sta
tion. This message is said to have come
from the consul at San Francisco. "What
It contained Captain Fagen, of course, is
not willing to divulge, but that he con
sidered the message of great importance
Is shown by what transpired after Its
receipt. On deciphering the message he
at once summoned by signal the com
manders of the .other warships now in port
and thay were closeted with him on the
Leander for some time.
After the conference, orders were sent
to the torpedo-boat destroyer "Virago or
dering her to prepare at once for a cruise.
Shortly afterward the vessel steamed out
and down the straits on patrol duty. At
the fortifications extra precautions were
taken. The guard was doubled and all
the guns were manned. Extra sentries
have been on duty at the fortifications for
the last week and no one is allowed there.
At the dockyard all the guns are in readi
ness and a big gun covering the harbor Is
manned night and day.
WON BY BANNOCKBURN.
Fonr-to-One Shot Captured the Turf
Conprrcss Stalces nt Tnnforan.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20. Bannock
burn, a four-to-one shot, with Bullman
up, won the Turf Congress stakes, at Tan
foran Park, today, in 1:S9 flat, establishing
a. new one-mile record for that track. The
field consisted of nine horses, Including
Geyser, Yellow Tall, Ben Doran, Flower
of Gold, Zoroaster, Advance Guard, Sar
dine and Ollnthus. They had a good start,
Yellow Tail leading. Geyser, the favor
ite, got caught in a pocKet. At the half
mile, Bannockbum went ahead. At the
three-quarters post, Geyser and Zoroaster
passed Yellow Tail, but were unable to
o ercome Bannockburn's lead, who crossed
the line one-half length ahead of Geyser.
The track was fast and the weather fine.
The results were:
Three and a half furlongs, for 2-year-olds
Kingstell won, M. F. Tarpey second,
Grafton third; time, 0:42.
Mile and a half Daisy F. won. Topmast
eecond, Chlmura third; time, 2:32&
Six furlongs Sly Tvon, Ben Uedl second,
"Wyoming third; time. 1:1314.
One mile. Turf Congress stakes, J2003
added Bannockbum, 124 (Bullman), 4 to 1,
won; Geyser, 121 (Spencer), 7 to 5, second;
Zoroaster, 114 (Piggott), 6 to 1, third; time,
One mile Scotch Plaid won, Montallade
second. Red Pirate third; time, 1:41.
Five furlongs Maxello won, Gold Baron
second, C. H. Harrison, jr., third; time,
Races nt Xevr Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 20. The results
of the races -were:
Selling, mile and 20 yards Rushfields
won, Li. T. Caton second, Banquo H
third: time. 1:4S.
Handicap, six and a half furlongs
Knight Bannert won, Kindred .second,
Freylinghuysen third; time, 1:25.
Selling, mile and a quarter Albert Tale
wor. Bright Night second, Nailer third;
The Live Oaks handicap, one mile
Andes won, Arthur Behan second, Laur
eate third; t'ae, 1:45.
Seven furlongs Fewness won, Little
Billy second, "Water Crest third; time,
Selling, six furlongs Jamaica won, VI
turia second, Maidstone third; time, 1:18.
Fatal Fire in Jfew Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 20. A fire which
started in a barroom In the old .St. Mary
market neighborhood soon after midnight
obtained considerable headway before the
firemen reached the scene, and half a doz
en people in the adjoining building were
suffocated before help reached them. They
-were mostly Sicilians. Four were taken
out dead and the others will hardly live.
The building is an Immense brick struc
ture, honeycombed with poor tenements.
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Earthquake in Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 20. At one minute
to midnight last night a sharp and pro
longed shock of earthquake was felt here.
The duration -was one minute, according
to the observatory. Many houses and
churches were damaged, but no loss of life
or injury to Individuals Tvas recorded.
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Transports at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20. The big
steamer Zealandla has been chartered by
the Alaska Exploration Company for the
St Michael and Cape Nome run during
next summer. The saWns transport Ta-
coma arrived this afternoon from Manila,
after a voyage of S8 days. The horse
transport Conemaugh arrived this after
noon from Manila. January 10 a terrific
storm was encountered.
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR.
The Humanity and Brotherllness
Shovrn by the Boers.
PORTLAND, Jan7l9. (To the Editor.)
"Without exception, It Is safe to say thai
no contention occurs without being ac
companied by instructive lessons. That is
true, -whether It Is a just or unjust -war;
whether it Is a church row, a political
scramble or a struggle in congress. By
laying aside bigotry, malice, church ana
stubborn indifference, one may gain at
least one point of enlightment from the
present struggle between the nation under
President Kruger and the power that gov
erns In England.
"Without going into the technical points
of generalship, that have been explained
by our able men, and which we who are
In the common drift of life can only im
perfectly understand, and without gocng
into the great philosophy that underlies
this war between England and the Trans
vaal, we may learn something that, in my
-estimation, should be gratifying to those
-who are looking for a reassurance that
the spirit whose actions are always born
of nobleness still lives.
Take, for Instance, the treatment the
British prisoners have Teceived at the
hands of the Boers in Pretoria. I believe
it comes as near being brotherly justness
as the occasion could permit. One cannot
say those prisoners ore being fed and
sheltered simply because the Boers have
no other need of their resources; neither
can one say it is due to their fear that
the British will call them to account for
their treatment later; for it is not likely
that they have any great fear that the
British will soon march to Pretoria as a
victorious army. Neither are they actuat
ed by the manner In which their soldiers
have been treated where they happened
to be cornered by the Brtish, to say noth
ing about the fact thatsuch treatment
was not" due to any precedent on .the side
of the Boers.
The Boer success on the field has been
as stimulating to their courage and as in
spiring to their hopes as defeat has been
destructive to the courage and ability of
the British. It Is well enough to condemn
generalship, but on a second thought we
will remember or understand that the one
who ""has confidence - inspired courage
enough to grasp the moment that holds
opportunity Is quite sure to be the victo
rious general. Add this to the belief on
the part of that general that he has the
cause of justice on his side, and he will
losesight of his disadvantages in his de
sire to employ his opportunity.
Return, now, and take these generals
and consider, first, that they have been
successful so far; second, that they ara
well aware that the British generals have
lost courage and ability in their defeat;
thirdly, that they have little doubt of the
sad lot of those of their number who are
in the hands of the British; go to Pre
toria, -where the British prisoners are be
ing fed and clothed, and we have learned
something. The justice or injustice of the
war we, who know so little about it, have
no right to presume to know; but the
knowledge that humanity and brotherll
ness have been discovered first In the
weakest nation Is like a light that has
been discovered still burning In the fu
ture, and ought to stand as a welcome har
binger from the darkness of the past.
J. A. CLEMENSON.
LAND FOR THE CANAL.
Costa Rica and Nicaragua "Vllllng to
Lease Territory to United States.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. A dispatch from
"Washington to the Chronicle says:
The state department has received as
surances from Costa Rica and Nicaragua
that they are willing to lease territory to
the United States for 100 or 200 years, If
necessary, for the construction of the
Nicaragua canal. This definite assurance
absolutely removes any doubt that may
have existed as to the arrangement of a
treaty between the United States and
Costa Rica and Nicaragua by which the
absolute control of the canal shall be vest
ed in the United States.
The state department will proceed to
make the formal treaty with Nicaragua
and Costa Rica as soon as the bill has
been passed by congress, but, in the
meanwhile, it Is expected that there will
be further notes discussing the treaty
between the governments, In advance of
the actual passage of the bill and its sig
nature by the president.
It was stated today at the department
that Nicaragua had consented to arbi
trate its differences with the Maritime
Canal Company, which holds that Its con
cession, while it nominally expired Octo
ber 13, last, is still In force, undec cer
tain clauses of the agreement. "While this
matter Is admitted to arbitration, It was
stated at the department that it would not
have any effect on or delay the negotia
tions between the United States and the
two Central American republics.
THE ALL ABSORBING QUESTION
To Persons Contemplating: a Trip
Is, which route shall I take? The O. R.
& N. offers the choice of two routes to
the East The northern route is covered
by lines of the Great Northern railroad.
Through cars are run direct from Port
land to St. Paul via Spokane; they are
modern-equipped cars, with the latest
safety devices, and are exceedingly com
The second route, which traverses the
central portion of the country, is by way
of Huntington, Granger and Omaha to
Chicago. The already famous "Portland
Chicago Special" Is operated over this
route, and makes the fastest time between
these points ever made by passenger
trains. The trains are new throughout,
and consist of magnificent Palace sleep
ers. Buffet library and smoking cars, Pull
man diners, free-chair cars, and comfort
able ordinary sleepers. By this complete
service, passengera are enabled to reach
the principal cities between Portland and
Chicago not only in the shortest possible
time, but also in the most comfortable
and enjoyable manner. For any Informa
tion in regard to rates, time of trains, etc.,
call on or address,
V. A. SCHILLING,
City Ticket Agent, 254 "Washington st
Dewey on the Navy.
Admiral Dewey has written a letter to
Mr. Hearst, of the New York Journal.
He wrote It to say that in modern peace
no less than In modern war "who con
trols the sea wins." Also to thank Mr.
Hearst for his persistent advocacy of a
mighty navy. That's what this country
' needs, the admiral says, a navy as mighty
as ny other navy afloat It would be the
cheapest insurance against war, he ar
gues, and -would do great things for the
increase of American commerce especial
ly when we get the Nicaragua canal
through. "Let us have one of the best
and most effective navies of the world,"
says George Dewey.
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Confer "With Kaute.
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Admiral
Crownlnshield, chief of the navigation bu
reau, will leave "Washington Monday for
San Diego, Cal., under instructions from
Secretary Long to confer with Admiral
Kautz respecting conditions In Samoa, and
particularly at Pango-Pango, where the
navy department Is erecting a coaling sta
Several of the largest abandoned copper
mines in Eastern Maine will again bo
operated. The Maine copper mines were
In successful operation In 1879 and showed
good profits while copper was quoted at
14 cents. Now that copper Is so high it
will be xery profitable to mine it
LYNCHED IN JAIL YARD
HALF-BROTHERS STRUXG UP BY A
, KANSAS MOB.
The Two Men Had Been Convicted
of Murder One Confessed Ex
onerating: the Other.
FORT SCOTT, Kan., Jan. 20. George
Sllbee and Ed Meeks, half-brothers, who
were convicted of murder here earlier in
the week, were lynched by a mob In the
county jailyard tonight At a late hour
their bodies were dangling from two trees
In the yard, the authorities having been
sp completely surprised that no effort had
been made to remove the ghastly evi
dences of the mob's work.
The two men, who hailed from Kansas
City, had been convicted of murder in
the first degree, their victim being a
young German farmer named Leopold
Edllnger, whose murder occurred near
this city in October last The murderers
disposed of Edllnger's pair of mules, one
horse and a wagon In Bates county.
Amos Phillips, an accomplice of the two
brothers- In the crime, was convicted yes
terday of murder -In the first degree.
The evidence showed that the three men
belonged to a gang of thieves who had
been regularly disposing of their plun
der in Bates county.
The lynching was the -work of a mob
that began gathering In the vicinity of
the county jail soon after dark, but the
purpose of the assembled crowds seems
rot to have been suspected until the jail
was attacked. A barb-wire troch'a that
had been previously built around the jail
was borne down, the heavy doors lead
ing to the" prison were battered in, and
when the mob came howling out of the
jail with its intended victims the interior
of the place looked as If it had been
wrecked by dynamite.
George Sllbee, the elder of the two
brothers, defied his captors until the last.
He placed the. noose around his own neck
and died cursing the crowd. Just as he
was jerked into eternity he turned to his.
brother with an oath and commanded him'
to "die game." The brother obeyed,'
maintaining an outward calm until he
was jerked Into the air.
Before this Sllbee had shouted to the
mob In defiant tones that he himself shot
Edllnger, and that Amos Phillips struck
him on the head with an ax. He in
sisted that his brother Ed did not par
ticipate in the crime. "Be sure and get
Phillips," the doomed man urged. Then,
shouting to his tormentors, he bade them,
with a curse, to string him up.
The veifgean,ce manifested toward tho
accomplice, Phillips, was probably due
to the fact that Phillips, soon after his
arrest, made a full confession of tho
crime, though when he was put upon trial
he repudiated his earlier confession.
Ed Meeks was equally fearless in the
hands of the mob, but he did not manifest
the spirit of bravado shown by his broth
er. His last words were: "Hang me, if
you will, but I did not help kill Edllnger.
George shot him and PhllllDS struck him
with an ax. I did ." The doomed man
got no farther In his statement, as four
or Ave men had him by the feet, others
drew, the noose around his neck, throwing
the loose end over a limb, and in a mo
ment he was strangling to death.
"When finally satisfied with their
vengeance upon the two brothers, the
leaders of the mob went back to the jail
in search of Phillips. In the meantime
the jailkeepers had secreted him In a room
in the rear of the structure, and when the
lynchers came back they were told that
Phillips had been hurried away. After a
brief search, the lynchers seemsd satisfied
-with this explanation and left the scene,
thus sparing the life of the third mur
derer. Phillips will probably be taken out
of the city. There Is some question as to
the old man's sanity.
The direct cause of the lynching was a
vicious attack by Silbee and Meeks upon
Deputy Sheriff Behmer, when the latter
went to their cell tonight to inspect the
cage, Behmer then discovering that the
convicts had sawed the hinges of the cell
door nearly off. He entered the cage to
remove the prisoners to another cell, .and
as he did so he wasyfelled by Sllbee with
an iron bar, which the prisoners had
secreted. Other deputies came to Behm
er's rescue, and in the scrimmage fired
several shots at the convicts. One bullet
took effect in Sllbee's leg.
This shooting attracted a crowd, wild
stories of the assault were soon In circu
lation among the crowd which gathered
around the jail, and it only required the
few leaders who came later to Incite the
gathering to violence. After 'the assa'ult
upon Deputy Behmer, Silbee and Meeks
were shackled, and the Irons were still
upon them as they were swung to their
CAPTAIN MILLS ACQUITTED.
Killed His "Wife's Seducer in Salt
Lake Last October.
SALT LAKE, Jan. 20. Captain Fred
erick J. Mills, late lieutenant-governor
of Idaho, was today acquitted of tho
charge of murder. The jury was out only
a quarter of an hour, Just long enough to
elect a foreman and take a ballot. Such
a finding was expected by every one, and
the announcement of the result was not
followed by anything sensational.
Mills was charged with the murder of
John C. Omelveny, chief engineer of the
Oregon Short Line, lnAthis city, October 3
last The evidence showed that while
the defendant was absent serving as an
officer In the volunteer army of the
United States, his wife and Omelveny
became criminally intimate. The defend
ant learned of these 'facts on the day of
the tragedy, his wife making full con
fession. The killing followed. The de
fendant pleaded the Utah statute, which
justifies a husband In killing his wife's
seducer, and also sets up a plea of in
sanity. Mills will probably return to Idaho in a
few days. His wife remains in Salt Lake.
COLONEL COLSON INDICTED.
Charged "With the Murder of Scott
. FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 20 The grand
jury today Indicted ex-Congressman David
G. Colson, who Was colonel of the Fourth
Kentucky regiment, for murder on two
counts.The first charges the willful mur
der of Lieutenant Ethelbert Scott, one of
the principals In Tuesday's triple tragedy,
and the other with the murder of Luther
"W. Demarree, one of the bystanders who
was killed. The grand jury 'was granted
a further extension of time, and it is un
derstood that more testimony is to be
heard as to the killing of Charles Julian,
the other bys'tander.
Colson's attorneys will, Monday, ask for
bail, and Colson may testify. Among those
who have volunteered their legal services
in Colson's defense are Congressman
Bailey, of Texas; Congressman Clayton, of
Alabama; ex-Congressman Houck, of Ten
nessee, and Attorney-General A. F. My
natt, of Tennessee. Colonel Colson's
friends expected only a manslaughter
charge. The weapons used by the com
batants were turned 'over to the court.
Colson's mall from all over the country
as well as from "Washington, D. C, Ken
tucky and Tennessee is very heavy. Many
society women have written him words of
sympathy. Some are strangers. Cojson is
a bachelor, and largely Interested In busi
ness In Kentucky and Tennessee.
A WOMAN'S CONFESSION.
Says She Killed Her Mother, lor
"Which Her Stepfather Was Hanged.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 20. Infor
mation has reached here that Mrs. Van
Horn, who recently died In the state of
"Washington, confessed on her death bed
that she murdered her mother, Mrs.
Thomas Egan, near this city, September
12, 1880. For this crime Thomas Egan, the
woman's husband, was hanged, although
to the last protesting his Innocence. Mrs.
Van Jlom was his stepdaughter. Egan's
clothes "were fowid In h barn covered
with blood, andthls. caused his convic
tion. The physlcfans ttelhcspltal where
Mrs. "Van Horn died took dowri her confes
sion and sent It to Egan's relatives here.
LEFT TO THE HOUSE.
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or expel him? If he Is to be excluded it
must be because he is for such reason
legally Ineligible or disqualified. The pur
pose is to consider the question of consti
tutional right, not of power, as it is con
ceded that the house has the power to ex
clude, with or without reason, right or
wrong. The exercise of such a - power
without constitutional warrant would sim
ply be brute force, a tyrannous exercise of
power unreviewable by any tribunal."
After citing the constitutional provision
as to the'quayficationsof a representative
in congress, the report proceeds:
"Is- it seriously contended that this house
can of its own motion, by its own inde
pendent action, create, for the purposes
of this case, a legal disqualification? This
house alone cannot make or unmake the
law of the land. If Is quite clear that the
house, by Its Independent action, cannot,
if It. would, make for this case any dis
qualifying regulation that -would have the
force of. law."
The report then extensively reviews the
law and precedents bearing qn the case.
The. main heads are as follows:
"First It is a grave question as to
whether congress can, by a law duly en
acted, add to the qualifications negatively
stated in the constitution. There is no
decision of the United States supreme
court directly or Indirectly construing this
provision. There Is no decision of an
state court directly in point
"Second If the right to add a disqualifi
cation by law is assumed, the disqualifica
tion imposed by the Edmunds act does not
apply to a member of congress, and, there
fore, does not affect Mr. Roberts. The
only portion 'Of the section that can be
said to have any application to a member
of the house of representatives Is that
which declares that 'no polygamous," etc.,
'shall be entitled to hold any office or place
of public trust, honor or emolument . . .
under the United States.'
"Unless a member of -the house holds
an office 'under the United States' within
the meaning of the constitution and the
law, there Is no disqualification."
Continuing, the report says:
"This house, by its independent action,
cannot make law for any purpose. The
adding1 by this house, acting alone, of a
qualification not established by law, woulQ
not only be a violation of the constitution
and the law, but It would establish a. most
dangerous precedenjt, which could hardl
fall to 'return to plague the Inventor.' You
might feel that the grave moral and social
aspects of this case allowed you to
Wrest once the law to your authority,
To do a great right, do a little wrong-.
"But what warrant have you, when ths
barriers of the constitution are .once
broken down, that there may not coma
after us a house with other standards of
morality and propriety, which will create
other qualifications with no rightful foun
dation, that in the heat and unreason of
partisan contest since there will- be no
definite standard by which to determine
the existence of qualifications will add
anything that may be necessary to ac
complish the desired result? Exigency
will determine the sufficiency. It would
no longer be a government of laws, but
of men. To thus depaTt from the consti
tution and substitute force for law, Is to
embark upoii a trackless sea, without
chart of compass, with almost a certainty
of direful shipwreck."
The Legal Propositions.
The report concludes as follows:
"A small partisan majority might render1
the desire to arbitrarily exclude by a ma
jority vpte In order to more securely in
trench itself In power, irrlsistible. Hence,
its exercise Is - controlled by legal rules.
In case of expulsion, when the requisite
two-thirds can be had, the motive for the
exercise of arbitrary power no longer ex
ists, as a- two-thirds partisan majority is
sufficient for every purpose. Hence, ex
pulsion has been safely left in the discre
tion of the house and the safety of the
members does not .need the protection or
"It seems to us settled upon reason and
authority that the power ef the house to
expel Is unlimited, and thai the legal prop
ositions involved may be thus fairly sum
marized: "The power of exclusion is a matter of
law, to be exercised by a majority vote,
in accordance with legal prlnclnles, and
exists only when a member-elect lacks
some of the qualifications required by tho
constitution. The power of expulsion Is
made by the constitution purely a matter
of discretion, to be exercised by a two
thirds vote, fairly, intelligently, consci
entiously, with a due regard to propriety
and the honor and integrity of the house
and the rights bf the Individual member.
For the abuse of this discretion we are
responsible pnly to our constituents, our
consciences and our God.
"We believe that Mr. Roberts has the
legal constitutional right to be sworn in
as a member, but the facts are such that
we further believe the house, in the exer.
else of Its discretion, Is not only justified
but required by eyery proper consideration
Involved to expel him promptly after he
becomes a member. "We recommend tho
following as a substitute for the resolu
tion proposed by the committee:'
" 'Resolved, That Brigham H. Roberts,
having been duly elected a representative
in the 56th congress from the state of
Utah, with the qualifications requisite for
admission to the house as such, is entitled,
by constitutional right, to take the oath
of office' prescribed for members-elect, his
status as a polygamlst. unlawfully co
habiting with plural wives, affording con
stitutional ground for expulsion, but not
for exclusion from the house.'
"And If the house shall hold with us and
swear In Mr. Roberts as a member, we
shall, as soon as recognition can be 'had,
offer a resolution to expel him as a polyg
amlst, unlawfully cohabiting with plural
wives. C. E. LITTLEFIELD,
"DAVID A. DE ARMOND."
A "Word to "Hyphenated Citizens."
PORTLAND, Jan. 20.-(To the Editor.)
I notice In this morning's paper a state
ment that some of our German-American
citizens are to hold a pro-Boer meeting,
principally because, at the recent banquet,'
the banqueters cheered for England. Did
the gentlemen expect they would cheer for
Germany? It Is a matter of history that
In Manila bay it was the English bands
that played 'the "Star-Spangled Banner";
it was the English who cheered the
Americans, and wo have Admiral Dewey's
word for it that it was the action of the
English admiral that prevented the Ger
mans from (interfering with him and firing
on our flag. Why should we not cheer
England In return? The great trouble
with these hyphenated German and Irish
citizens is that their duty to their coun
try by adoption is always weaker than
their devotion to their mother country.
Oom Paul's little pretended republic had
one good feature In its refusal to allow
outsiders to become citizens. He was not
bothered with hyphenated citizens like
these. TOMMY A.
Second Canadian Contingent.
HALIFAX, N. S., Jan. 20. The first sec
tion of the second contingent which the
government of Canada Is sending to South
Africa embarked today on the steamer
'Laurentlan. The first section, consisting
of artillery, is in command of Major Hurd
man. Thousands of people, from different
sections of the maritime provinces, came
here and gave the Canadians an enthu
Asiatics Pouring Into Hawaii.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20. The steam
er Doric, which arrived yesterday from
the Orient, landed 700 Japanese at Hono
lulu. This completed a list of 1000 Inside
of four days. The records of the immi
gration bureau at Honolulu show that
since June 15 last 1700 Japanese have been
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MONEY FOR HIS VOTE
ANOTHER MONTANA LEGISLATOR
AT THE CLAIUC HEARING.
T. F. Nonnolle Said He Was Offered
$12,500 Cason Again on
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Little new In
formation was developed today in tho Clark
senatorial investigation by the senate com
mittee on privileges and elections. T. F.
Normoile, of Butte, a. member of the last
legislature, testified that he had been ap
proached -with an offer of 512,500 to vote for
Mr. Clark, but had not accepted It, and
had voted for Conrad throughout the con
test. Mr. Cason, who was on the stand
yesterday, was recalled for additional
cross-examination. He said he had been
urged by Mr. Clark to secure the vote
of Representative Marcyes, Mr. Clark In
dicating to' him that he would pay 510,000
for It; but as ho found that Marcyes would
vote for Clark anyw ay he did not approach
him with the proposition. As neither side
was prepared to introduce other witnesses,
the committee, after a hearing less than
two hours, adjourned until Monday.
T, F. Normoile, a bookkeeper, of Butte
was first called. He was a member of
the last legislature. He testified that with
in a week after his election he was ap
proached with an Indirect offer of a large
sum for his vote for Mr. Clark. It was
said to him tha he could get $15,000 to 520,
000 for his vote, and perhaps enough to
make him a snug fortune If he would
merely absent himself from the legislature
at the time of the voting for United States
senator. "When the legislature convened a
man had approached him and asked him
If he proposed to make a "sucker" of him
self and not get anything out of the elec
tion. Finally he said just before the elec
tion he was offered $12,500 for his vote for
Clark, the sum to be placed in the hands
of some disinterested person.
At this point, Chairman Chandler said
that John P. Murphy, of Butte, one of the
men who, it Is claimed, had approached
Mr. Normoile, had come to "Washington by
request to testify in the case. He left
immediately after a subpoena had been
Issued for him.
"Search has been made for him in vain,"
said Senator Chandler, "and the assistance
of the newspapers Is solicited to ascertain
In response to a statement from Mr.
Faulkner, Mr. Clark's leading attorney,
that he knew nothing of Mr. Murphy, Sen
ator Chandler replied:
"I thought he might accidentally let
you know his whereabouts."
Mr. Faulkner I'll let you know if he
Mr Chandler No doubt the newspaper
men will find him in two or three days.
On cross-examine 'on, Mr. Normoile said
he was a democrat. He was employed and
had been since the legislature adjourned
by the Anaconda Company. He had voted
for Conrad for United States senator from
first to last. He said to the proposition of
$12,500 for his vote that he would taink it
over. As to the $10,000 proposition, he had
replied that "that is very little for a man
to sell himself for."
At the conclusion of Mr. Normolle's tes
timony, Mr. Cason, one of yesterday's wit
nesses, was recalled for cross-examination
by Mr. Faulkner. He admitted that he
had gone to W. A. Clark's office In No-,
vember, soon after the election, to talk
with him about the election of a United
States senator. He explained why he had
gone to see Mr. Clark, saying that gen
erally the republicans were favorable to
Clark, and that he thought there was a
chance to elect him. In the interviews he
had with Mr. Clark in November he had
Indicated his belief "that Mr. Marcyes, representative-elect
from Custer -county,
might be Induced to vote for Clark, but
that he said no approach to corruption
with reference to Mr. Marcyes was made
at these interviews.
Mr. Cason then was examined as to an
Interview with W. A. Clark, held In the
latter's room, just before the election of
senator. He declared that Mr. Clark bad
asked him to see Representative Marcyes,
as witness could handle him better than
anybody else. Mr. Cason said Clark had
authorized him to pay $10,000 to Repre
sentative Marcyes. the authorization be
ing given him In a' whisper, and by hold
ing up the fingers and thumbs of both
hands. Subsequently, he had learned that
Marcyes was favorable to Clark, anyhow,
and he made no offer of money to him.
Mr. Cason, after admitting that he re
ceived $5C0 from Mr. Clark for his services,
said that Mr. Clark did not have the repu
tation In Butte of being a liberal payer.
In response to an inquiry of Mr. Faulk
ner as to how many written statements
he had made concerning this case, Mr.
Cason replied that he made one to Mr.
Booth, an attorney of Butte, a Daly dem
ocrat, and the one which he had testified
to yesterday. In conversation with Booth
he had told him some time last summer
that he did not want to testify In the case.
Subsequently he had given Mr. Booth a
written statement, accompanied by the
letters "and papers bearing upon the case.
He denied, receiving any consideration for
the written statement beyond a promise
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Mr. Llecestcr Snipes, The Dalles,
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uiie ul uiu very ueat puyaiuiuus uu. me
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In cases like mine, I decided to make one
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that he would not be called as a witness.
He admitted that he knew the statement
could not be used as evidence. He said
that. In his opinion, the matter contained
in the two statements was "too good to
keep," and that he had been betrayed by
both Booth and Root. He denied having
received any consideration for the testi
mony which he deliverd In the "Wellcome
A letter of Cason to Root, In which the
former held the latter responsible for the
making public of the written statement
of Cason, which was to be held as sacred
between them, was offered In evidence. In
the letter Cason declared his intention of
making a clean breast of the whole trans
action, and'accused Root of violating his
oath as an Odd Fellow in betraying him
(Cason). In another letter Cason reiter
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he would hold his seat In the senate if It
cost him 51,000,000. On redirect examina
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given him $1500 to leave Butte and keep
away from the service of a subpoena of
the senate committee.
At the conclusion of-the examination of
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to offer until certain letters sent for by
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said the letters, although on the way from
Butte, had not arrived.
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Chandler as to whether he was prepared
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replied that he was not and could scarcely.
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Mr. Lecester Snipes, The Dalles, Or.
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