The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, February 04, 1900, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    M M M M
f FAUta 1 IU Id
fc t t
VOL. XIX. NO. 5.
Assassin's Bullet Ended His Life
at 6:45 Last Evening.
JL Brother and Sister Were Preaent-
Another Brother Arrived a Fevr
MlBHtcs Too Late.
FRANKFORT. Ky., Feb. 3. The bullet
flrei hy an unknown assassin last Tuesday
ttormig ended the life or William Goebel
j at 6 43 o clock thte evening. The only per
sons present at the deathbed were Mr.
Gjebel s sister, Mrs. Brawnecker, and his
brvihcr, Arthur Goebel. of Cincinnati, who
hae open m constant attendance at Mr.
Gucbrls bedside, and Dr. McCormack.
Jue as Goebel, a brother, who has been
fcurrjjig from. Arizona, as last as steam
v. md carry in a vain hope of reaching
Ins Jjng brother in time for some token
of rcogn'tlon, arrived 49 minutes too late.
1x3 gen was frequently administered to
th man during tne afternoon In an
I eff n to keep him alive until lils brother's
Justus Goebel pulled Into Frankfort. At
the station to meet him were Urey "Wood
son, Samuel J. Shackleford, clerk of the
court of appeals, and Mayor BInoch, of
Covington. They met Mr. Goebel at the
car steps.
"Is he dead. Tell me, is he dead?" were
the first words he uttered.
"He is not dead," was the assurance
given him by the friends, who had no
inkling of the truth.
Brother Justus Too Late.
The party entered a carriage, and five
minutes later, at 7:25 o'clock, arrived at
the Capitol hotel. "With tears streaming
from his eyes, Mr. Goebel was conducted
to the chamber where lay his brother.
The rap at the door was answered by
Arthur Goebel, who silently drew hlg
brother within and closed the door.
Five minutes later Arthur Goebel again
opened the door and motioned to the two
"He died at 6:46 o'clock, painlessly," was
all he said, and then closed the door.
There was no excitement In the corridor.
Those who heard the words of Arthur
Goebel were reverently silent, and did not
disseminate the Intelligence.
"Within a few minutes the following an
nouncement had been prepared and was
silently handed about the hotel and in
thfe streets:
"To the People of Kentucky: It is with
the most profound sorrow that we an
nounce the death of Governor "William
Goebel. In his last moments he coun
seled his friends to keep cool and bow
to the law in all things. We, his friends
and advisers, beg of the people of Ken
tucky. In this hour of affliction, to care
Civil and Military Powers
Kentucky Face to Face.
Refused to Permit Service of a. "Writ
of Habeas Corpus The Test
Will Come Monday.
anwa, but in vain, for by the cruel Irony
of fate, the train on which Justus Goebel jully abstain from any act of violence or
was traeling to Frankfort was delaed , any resort to mob law. It would be his
scleral hours from various causes, and , wish, if he were alive, that there should
whn Mr. Goebel finally reached here it De absolutely no stain on his memory by
Tfji only to learn that his brother was OT,v mnrdnt act of any who were his
"" - . j,
Among bitter partisans of both parties
deep grief is manifested, and already a
ir, cment has been starJgd to erect a fit
ting monument for Mr. eebel's memory
ci th spot In the stetehouse grounds
where he wae shot
No arrangements havt as yet been made
f r the funeral. Plunged in grief and
lo kd In the death chamber of their
brother, Arthur and Justus Goebel and
Mts Brawnecker have given no Intima
tion of their wishes, and no arrangements
v. 1 be made until tomorrow. It Is under-
h jod that a request will be made on be
h x ? of the citizens of Frankfort that Mr.
Goebe. s last resting place be in the ceme
tery here, where lie buried Daniel Boone
ar q ice-President Johnson. , A Cool.
Frcm an early hour this morning until and Resolute Man.
thp liour of his death, Mr. Geebel's con- wimnTn aoebel was the most remark
v on grew steadily worse. Shortly before wk nollticlan Kentucky has had since the
r after hypodermic injections of L. nf Henrv Clay and John C. Breckin-
!e nehnme and whisky, and afterward of riQge. He did not smoke or drink. He
iu. 'iumir imu dkh given nun, air. vjueuei waa ne enemy of the trusts ana corpuiu-
,f -i i inat uapi&m u. i. waiiace, oi tionJ, He had killed his man. An agnos-
U" Kfr tucky penitentiary, an Intimate .i v,0 upnt nn his dead mother's mem-
end be sent tor. and when the latter hershin in the church she belonged to.
loone the two had a snort conversation, i -cvit'hniit a eolleeiate education, he was the
i-k said Mr. Goebel, "I wish lo an- artlv tiartner of two of the greatest law-
Ir urre to the world that I dp not hold yers 0j recent t.mes In Kentucky. He did
n i y-i open THMaoon 10 we woru oi , not gamble, and was tne autnor oi uie
friends. The law. is supreme, and must
in time be re-established, ana an i
wrongs ie and his party have suffered
will find heir proper redress.
"J. C. S. Blackburn, "William S. Pryor,
Urey Woodson, C. B. Lewis, J. B. Mc
Creery. John K. Hendrick, James An
drew Scott, Lewis McQuown. R. B.
Bradbury, 3. J Shackleford C. D. Mc
Cord. South Trimble, speaker of the
house: L. H. Carter, president pro tem.
of the senate."
This was the first intelligence given the
public of the death of Mr. Goebel, which
had occurred 45 minutes previous.
Unscrupulous, Calculating
The h-spodermle Injections afforded some
It irpcrary relief, but the sufferer, for
r first time In hte long, weary struggle
'p had apparently lost his Indomlt-
ia'iii courage
Doctor ' said ha, feebly, to Dr. McGor
5.. k who stood at the bedside. "I'm
if raid now tfcrt Tfo9j3gfell!gg$
Told His Bhh Was Scar.
MfCormack endeavored to cheor the
if a failing man. but the latter soon Te-
d into a condition of semiconscious
ness About 1 o clock he roused hlmselt
x r and, calling Dr. McCormack to Ills
Io tor, am I gotog to get well? I want
k. ow the truth, for I have several
-gs to attend to."
Mr Goebel, you have but a few hours
o i.e, replied Dr. McCormack.
M" Goebel was silent for a moment,
hr mllinp lilc hmthar ArtHir tn Vile
c he asked that the physicians and
'ses retire Then, for 3 minutes, the
S man was left with his brother and
: t after this he fell Into a stupor, and
odock hi6 condition was considered
0 a arming that as a last resort oxygen
;s gten in an endeavor to keep the dy-
g tpav. alive. If possible, until the arri-
lal " his brother. Justus Goebel. from
z-ina, who was due shortly After 6
T1 s treatment resulted in an improve-
', but the rally was so slight and
that to the weary watchers at the
,e it was anarnt that the end" was
l 'r off, and Rev. Dr. TaMeferro. of
- 31 thodlst church of Frankfort, was
I for, He came at once. Softly enter
S e death chamber. Dr. TaHeferro
- i oer to where Mr. Goebel lay
rg for breath, and, kneeling at the
f the bed, prayed earnestly. "With
i e reaming down their faces, Mrs.
"Ttt krr and Arthur Goebel knelt at
- jiJe also. Then Dr. TaHeferro
and, opening his Bible, read a few
d eres from the epistle of St.
:. As the words of the apostle were
1 vj he minister, the dying man
"tH tghtly. tutckly leaning over his
r, Arthur Geebet said: "Will, Dr.
if rro is here."
N j -c onse came from the dying man.
:-t s-s Arthur Goebel leaned over him.
g arxiously for some sign of recog
a 1 iok of IntetUgeace came into
ya t 'f-closed eyes", and it was apparent
v Mr Goebel understood what was
1 - him
r j- after this Dr. TaHeferro left
- rr and descending the stairs, en
. 3 ' e ladles reception-room, where, at
" " la st of several ladles, wives of
- c i rs he held brief services. Then
"" r'ter aamin went to Mr. Gqebel's
and about five minutes after
' ? -ok hlE departure.
b v after 4 o'clock the dvlns man
gain given oxygen, and again a
t t '-a ly resulted, but It was only tem-
Vt 10 P. IL Dr. Humo leff fhn flvlnff
s bedside and reported to the
"gs of anxious watchers In the corrl
s f the hotel that death was a matter
r v wt a few moments' time. The oxygen
in was usea constantly In a des-
a e effort to keen Mr Rnohoi ?iit.
Justus Goebel's arrival, but no effort
s nade to arouse the unconscious man
s r- Hume departed fmm tha mnm
amir ted brother and sister turned to
M "ormack and requested that they
c't entirely alone with their brother
n was xaat approaching death. The
5l ans stlentty withdrew and closed
:e l or softly behind them urton the
s'Mcken brother and sister. Silently
kne't at hit, bedside, their eyes fas-
1 upon the half -opened eyelids of the
t- r ous man. while the life that had
rer rattling so vallantty asratast th. or.
ir s bullet since last Tuesday morn
flickered out.
h claimed its victim, and thi
r and sister, bowed by sorrow.
e panirs were InteBstned by the
v ledge that a few miles away, hurry..
i o inera. was ineir orouier Justus,
ould arrive too late, sat down upon
deathbed alone with their dead Not
ird wafted from the room to apprise
jrxlous watchers in the hotel corrl-
- -k thout that Mr Goebel had passed
' x The stndwn brother and sister
- eft undisturbed, while the two phy-
,-if outside the door anxHtety looked
eir watches as the minutes fled by,
r the truth, yet wondering at the
' i ence,
;a y it 7:31 o'clock, the train, bearing
law maklne earning a felony in the state,
The feeling against Goebel has been
caused largely by his course In the demo
cratic convention last June and by the
election frauds which the republicans as
sert were carried on openly In the. voting
last November under the shelter of the
Goebel law. TnJs xeeimg nas oecome eape
vittt l j-w-ihUtflfT-durlnin vtheas1Mf4iWAAWeeks;1
&tfrM?1 the hearing of fhe"Goeet oonrest
case before ihe legislative commission.
At the Convention Last Year.
-M-onir Aumnnratti became Goebel's bitter
enemies because of his method of securing
the riomlnation for governor last ear.
When GoeDfil went before the democratic
convention In Lou sville in June ho was ap
parently In a hopeless minority. There
were two -other candidates before the con
vention. Of these three candidates, Har
din had 52914 votes, Stone 384 and Goebel
only 167 votes, so that more than 900 of
the delegates chosen were against Goebel.
Then he united with StQne to defeat
Hardin's candidate for the temporary
chairmanship of the convention, and
Judge Bedwlne, a friend of Goebel, was
elected. He Tiad promised Stone to make
him the candidate for governor, land he
repeated the promise In order to secure
Stone's assent that the temporary or
ganization should be made permanent.
Having accomplished this purpose, he
secured the appointment of a committee
on credentials, which not only decided the
contested election cases against Hardin,
but which Invented contests where none
existed, until, finally, GoCbel had obtained
a majority of the delegates and had se
cured the nomination. Stone was dropped
out of the contest by further manipula
tion, and 225 votes were taken from Har
din, and 169 from Stone. Thus was Goebel
nominated, and the methods which he
pursued, and by means of which he suc
ceeded, marked him as one of the most
brilliant and hardiest politicians of hlb
time. It was said he hesitated at noth
ing. A Bookmaker's Sheetvrriter There.
His management of this convention ga a
an insight into Ills cool and calculating
character. Knowing the necessity of be
ing posted as to the changes In the bal
loting, he secured the services of a book
maker's shcetn rlter of Chicago, and th s
Individual kept a tally on the balloting in
a manner similar to the way he kept his
bete In the bookmaker's box. As a re
sult, Mr. Goebel could tell at a glance at
any time just how he stood and Just how
his opponents stood. He also had a set
of signals and a line of men scattered
through the hall so that he could com
municate secretly with every one of his
lieutenants at any moment. He never al
lowed himself to be' disturbed by the ex
citing scenes with which the convention
abounded, and at no time did he feel that
he would lose the nomination.
Toward the end of the convention the
gigantic Ollie James, a Stone man, rushed
up to Mr. Goebel, with his whole frame
shaking with excitement, and exclaimed:
"You must withdraw or we will nominate
Hardin." James was the recognized leader
of the Stone force, and he expected this
wild declaration would move the Kenton
county man. But Mr. Goebel never
budged. He simply said in that quiet tone
so well known to him: "All right If you
can stand it I can." That was all, and
James retired discomfited.
The Goebel Election Law.
The Goebel election law Is the measure
for which he has been most severely criti
cised. This measure was largely responsi
ble for the bitter feeling at present. By
this law the officers who receive and
count the votes, with the exception of the
Inspectors who represent the different
parties, are appointed by the powers at
Frankfort. The law proldes for the elec
tion by the legislature of three state
commissioners, who hold office for four
years. These commissioners appoint the
county hoard of election commissioners,
who in turn appoint the election officers
of the different precincts.
The republican party Is supposed to be
represented on the precinct boards, but
the methods ,of evading the law are well
known. Bepubllcans are appointed, for
example, who are traveling n Europe or
who are physically or mentally unfit for
service, or who live at a great distance
from the polls. Then the others select
some one to fill the anticipated vacancy
a man who might be a Goebel democrat or
a complaisant republican.
At any moment, and with or without
cause, the state "board may remove aHy
member of a county board or the whole
(Concluded on Second Page.)
FRANKFOBT. Ky., Feb. 3. Civil and
military authority In Kentucky has come
face to face at last, and unless the min
isters of one or the other recede from the
positions they occupy tonight there can be
but one outcome, and that Is civil war.
Governor Taylor must within 48 hours
surrender to the circuit cdurt of Franklin
county the person of Alonzo Walker, now
held in custody "by him in the state execu
tive build ng. Sheriff Sutter, of Franklin
county, with a powerful posse at his
back, will attempt his release by force, and
It Is hardly within the range of possi
bility that the attempt can be made with
out bloodshed or loss of life.
If once blood Is shed in an armed con
flict In the streets of Frankfort, it is be
yond the wisdom of any man to tell how
far the flame of strife will spread. Back
in the mountain counties of Laurel, Knox,
Whitley, Pike and Clay are thousands of
mountaineers, who believe that Governor
Taylor has suffered grievous wrongs at
the hands of his political opponents, and
who are ready to lay down their lives In
his cause. In numerous other counties
of the state are democratic partisans ap
parently more than willing to shed their
blood that the successor of William Goebel
shall hold the chair to which they believe
the dead leader was legally elected.
Governor Taylor this afternoon refused
to acknowledge the existence or permit
the service of a writ of habeas corpus
issued by Judge Moore, of the county
court. He thus tacitly suspends the writ
of habeas corpus in the courts of Franklin
county, something which, under the con
stitution of the state of Kentucky, cannot
be done legally except In cases of rebellion
or Invasion.
Judge's Warlike Attitude.
When Sheriff Sutter returned his writ
unserved to Judge Moore, the latter an
nounced that he would see that the sheriff
was given power sufllcient to enforce the
mandate of his court. In so declaring he
used the following words:
"No attempt will be made to enforce the
writ until Monday. At that time another
demand will be made for the body of
Alonzo Walker, and If It Is refused a suffi
cient number of men will be given to
Sheriff Sutter from Franklin county, and
from adjoining counties as well, to enable
him to take possession of the capltol
grounds and carry out the purpose of the
The constitution of the state of Ken
tucky provides as follows:
'Section 15. No power to suspend laws
shall be exercised unless by the general
WKmww&v&mFm& r. aH
om&- .10, -aucsoDS snail d& cawaoie
by sufficient Hurlty, unless for'capitol
offenses, when the proof is evident or the
presumption great, and the privilege of
the writ of habeas corpus shall not be sus
pended unless in case df rebellion or in
vasion the public safety may require It."
The democratic leaders do not entirely
Indorse the attitude of Judge Moore, and
while they assert that his stand is right
and just, they do not consider it, at the
present time, advisable. It is possible that
before the time set by Judge Moore for
the service of the writ, he may be Induced
to alter his attitude. Unless he does this,
or Governor Taylor acknowledges the ser
vice of the writ and recognizes the ex
istence of the state courts, an armed con
flict In the streets of the capital of Ken
tucky Is certain.
The prisoner whose release Is demanded
Is. Alonzo Walker, a stenographer, who
was arrested and put Inio confinement yes
terday after pinning a notice of a writ of
Injunction on the door of Governor Tay
lor's chambers in the executive building.
Shortly after 4 o'clock, Mrs. Lizzie G.
Walker, the wife of the Imprisoned man,
appeared before Judge Moore, of the coun
ty court, and applied for a writ of habeas
corpus for the release of her husband,
making affidavit that he had been deprived
of his liberty without due process of law.
Judge Moore at once directed that a writ
of habeas corpus be Issued against Gov
ernor Taylor and Adjutant-General Collier,
demanding the release of Walker, and the
writ was placed In the hands of Sheriff
B. F. Sutter with directions to serve Im
mediately. Sheriff's Demand Refused.
Outside of the capltol grounds the sheriff
was met by Captain Walcutt, provost mar
shal of the state troops guarding the
state building, and together the two walked
to the entrance of the grounds. Sheriff
Sutter explained the nature of his mis
sion to Captain Walcutt, who at once went
to the executive building to notify Gov
ernor Taylor and Adjutant-General Col
lier of the matter, and learn their wishes
in regard to the matter. Sheriff Sutter,
In the meantime, Btood without the gate
close to the sentries, whoso crossed bayo
nets formed a bar to his accees. In the
meantime an Immense crowd had gathered
around the sheriff without the gate, In
the apparent expectation of trouble. No
one was allowed to enter the grounds,
however, except a mall-carrier with a
sackful of letters, for whom the bayonets
were uncrossed. When, In a moment or
two, Captain Walcutt returned, he was
also Immediately surrounded by a number
of the members of the state militia. Cap
tain Walcutt then Informed the sheriff
that he could not enter. The sheriff again
demanded admittance, and again was re
fused. Throughout the parley, both men
were smiling, and there was an utter ab
sence of Ill-feeling.
The sheriff turned away and slowly
walked back to the Capltol hotel, where
he found Judge Moore and reported his
Inability to serve the writ
An Injunction Granted.
Judge Cantrlll, of the circuit court, thl3
morning granted a temporary Injunction,
restraining Governor Taylor from Inter
fering with the meeting of the legisla
ture and from removing the seat of the
legislature to London, Ky. The tempo
rary Injunction is to remain blndlns until
February 8, when the hearing to make
It permanent will take place before Judge
Cantrlll, at Georgetown, Ky. At the open
ing of court Judge Prlcer said:
"Your honor, we desire to offer a pe
tition, signed by South Trlmbell and oth
ers, against William Taylor. The petition
has been filed and Is now a portion of
the Tecords of this court"
He then produced the petition, which
has already been published, and read it
in fulL When he had concluded, Judge
Prlcer said:
"I do not suppose It is necessary to
prove the case of the plaintiff, and your
honor, having read the petition in cham
ber, and there being no counsel present
for the other side, I ask that the follow
ing order be Issued.' He then read an
order In accordance with the petition, and
It was entered by Judge Cantrlll.
No attempt will be made to secure per-
1 sonal service on Taylor. Judge Cantrlll
instructed Sheriff Sutter to make no ef
fort to present the order of court The
judge directed that It be allowed to re
main binding, without service, because
of the danger threatening the man who
should undertake the task and results that
might ensue owing to the excited state of
the public mind.
Republicans Going; to London.
There was a general exodus of republi
can senators and representatives this
morning in the direction of London. Adjutant-General
Collier forwarded several
cases of rifles and a large quantity of am
munition to London last night Governor
Taylor will remain in Frankfort Chair
man Barrett issued a call for a republican
caucus In London at 4 P. M. Monday. A
leader of the republican party said:
"We will elect all legislative officers and
elect Governor Bradley to the "United
States senate, thereby getting a contest
In the senate, which will bring a decision
from competent authority."
United States Senator-elect Blackburn
arrived from Washington this morning,
and Immediately held a conference with
prominent democrats of the state. He
strongly urged the necessity of preserving
peace at all hazards, and to allow no act
of violence to occur; but to allow matters
to proceed to a conclusion In the courts.
Mr. Beckham has appointed General
John B. Castleman adjutant-general of
the state. He will enter upon the duties
of the office immediately.
General Buller's Army Probably
Again Engaged.
Move Expected to Be an Advance on
Lyttleton'a Risb. at Pot-
Cleter's Drift.
lease of Commandant Pretorius, whose
leg has been amputated.. Lord Roberts
says he does not wish to detain so gal
lant a soldier, and a9ka where he shall
send him The reply to thte correspond
ence asks him to send Pretorius to Gen
era! Methuen, stating that General Cronje
will arrange for his conveyance home.
Plenty of Kooa at Ladysmlth.
DURBAN, Friday. Feb. 2. A gentleman
named Gourton, who left Ladysmhh af
ter news of the retirement of the British
from Splonkop had become known there,
succeeded, with the aid of KaSirs, In
reaching Estcourt. He says the garrison
ls on the whole, very quiet, and hope
ful. Provisions are ample to last for a
considerable time, and fresh meat Is
served out dally.
Will Take Part in the Funeral of
Major-General Law-ton.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. That the mili
tary authorities have no Idea of using
federal troops In Kentucky in the near
future is clearly indicated by the action
iaken by Major-General Merrltt, com
manding the department of the East, with
the concurrence and approval of the war
department in arranging for an appro
priate military display on the occasion of
the funeral of Major-General Lawton, In
this city next Friday. The only federal
troops stationed within the boundaries of
Kentucky ore four companies of the Sec
ond infantry at Fort Thomas, near Cov
ington. All of these companies are under
orders to proceed to Washington, and it is
expected the movement will begin in a
day or so. Although their stay In the
national capital will be brief, not extend
ing beyond next Saturday, at the latest
it Is not at all reasonable to suppose that
the administration would withdraw them
from their regular station if there were
the least probability of the necessity of
employing federal troops in the solution of
the critical political troubles now agitat
ing the state of Kentucky.
Goebel Killed for Revenge.
COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 3. A dispatch to
the Dispatch from Wellston, O., says:
A stranger arrived here last night and
announced that he was In Frankfort the
day Goebel was shot He gave Rodman
as his name, and claimed to know all
about the shooting of Goebel. He said:
"A trap had been set for a long time,
and the opportunity was anxiously await
ed to kill Goebel for his killing of John
Sanford. The party who fired the shot
was a near friend and Intimately con
nected with Sanford. Politics had nothing
to do with the affair."
,, jDeljoe, Advises Taylp;
GHICAGO, Feb. 3. A. speciatdlspatch
from Washington says:
Senator Deboe, of Kentucky, has sent a
telegram to Governor Taylor, at Frank
fort, advising him to allow the legislature
to meet at that point."
LONDON, Feb. 4. Spencer Wilkinson
writes the following review of the situa
tion In' South Africa for the Associated
Press at midnight:
"It Is morally impossible for Buller's
army, so long as there Is any fight left to
It, to sit still while Sir George White Is
Invested at Ladysmltli. Better than that
would be to lose 10,000 men in an attempt
at relief. Accordingly, It is probable that
General Buller will try again, and, In
deed, that he Is now on the move and
"As he has kept General Lyttleton's
brigade north of the river, the probabil
ity is that his next move will be an ad
vance on Lyttleton's right He would
hardly go to Lyttleton's left, because that
would only lead to a fresh attack on
Splonkop and the range of which it is a
part He would not go to the east of Co
lenso, except with his whole force, less
Barton's brigade. The retention of Lyt
tleton's brigade at Potgieter's drift may
therefore be taken as proof that the new
move will not be to the east of Colenso.
East of Potgieter's there are several
drifts, one or two of which General Bul
ler's guns command, and he can there
fore cross the river, but the Boers have
had ample time to prepare positions be
yond the river.
"A frontal attack would, a3 usual, be
costly, but unless the general Is prepared
for a heavy loss, he has little chance of
breaking through the Boer defenses.
"The right plan would be that made
by General Sherman when he pushed back
Johnson from Chattanooga to Atlanta,
Sherman entrenched along Johnson's
front and then extended his line to one
of the flanks. By the time Sherman was
readyto move a forcearound behind his
entrenched line to attack Johnson in the
flank lend Ihreaten his retreat, the Con-
federatefeefieral withdrew. Such tactics
are pracWjaplO only with a force numer
ically supfpr.
"We do not know the strength of the
Boers In Natal. Winston Churchill esti
mates them at only 19,000, of whom 7000
are besieging Ladysmlth. This would
give Buller 25,000 against 12,000, and should
render possible something like Sherman's
maneuvers. But there is reason to be
lieve that Buller's own estimate of the
Boer forces is much higher.
"Lord Roberts will certainly not hurry
his move from the Cape. He will first
complete the assembling of his forces,
which will not all arrive for another three
weeks. Then he will have transports
properly organized and In working order
before he will start After that he will
"prflratbiy- make- &. raptcrqmayemeats-
!ri3aButcrv will induce- hlmfto start
To Cneck Roberts' Advance.
MODDER RIVER, Feb. 3. The Boers
yesterday were busy destroying the rail
way between here and Langeburg, from a
point 2000. yards from the British ad
vanced position.
Taylor Urged to Leave His Case
With the Courts.
An Appeal of the Transvaal State
LONDON, Feb. 3. The papers here pub
lish extracts from a remarkable document
emanating from the office of the secre
tary of state at Pretoria, dated Decem
ber 16. The document comprises 18,000
words, and is countersigned by Secretary
of State Reltz, It seems specially writ
ten for the American public. It says:
"We to a great extent depend on Amer
ica and Europe for our foodstuffs. It will
be criminal on the part of the great pow
ers to suffer this little nation to perish
by famine since the sword has failed.
Since 1870, when the president of the
United States acknowledged our republic
as a sovereign state, Americans have
flocked here in numbers. In every in
stance the hand of fellowship has been
extended to them. Not a single case of
disagreement is on record, but with the
first war note of the oppressor we are la
formed that America Is acting In league
with the enemy. If our sister republic
has no sympathy for us: If the boasted
condescension of the British Is to be pre
ferred to sincerity and truth, we will no
longer believe In the justice and Integrity
of the American nation, ana ner proies-
slon of Christianity we will consider
Secretary Reltz further say3 the Boers
have never abused the white flag, and
that the British murJered women, chil
dren and American citizens at Derde
Kobbe Defeated the Rebels, Captur,
Ing Five Guns.
MANILA, Feb. 3. General Kobbe has
occupied the Islands of Samar and ieyte.
In the fight at Catbalogan, 10 lnsurgants
were killed and the Americans captured
five cannon, with their artillerymen.
Ifiutcry will induce; him
fdnsTders alfis reatif.
His Friends Confident He Will Have
Enougrb. Votes to Elect.
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 3. At present It
looks very much as though Thomas B.
Bard, the nominee of the republican cau
cus last night, will be elected to the
United States senate Tuesday next After
the 33 who are supporting Daniel Burns
had bolted the caucus, 52 remained, who
give It as their Intention to stay by Bard
to the end. They claim that the 33 bolt
ers are bound by the terms of the call to
vote for Bard, and that, even though
they do not, enough democrats will vote
for him to secure his election.
The senate judiciary committee decided
this afternoon to report back resolutions
expressing sympathy for the Transvaal
republic and Orango Free State, with the
recommendation that they be not adopted.
"Last week's report that Maf eking had
been relieved seems to have arisen from
Colonel Plumer's skirmish near Croco
dile pool. The report came from Boer
sources, and this origin of it seems to
show that the Boers are not sanguine of
success in the northwest. They have
probably reduced their forces In that re
gion In order to strengthen themselves
against General "Methuen and General
Thomas Bard's Career.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 3. Thomas B.
Bard, who has been named in caucus
of the California legislature for the sen
atorship to succeed Stephen M. White
as United States senator, was born in
Chambersburg, Franklin county. Pa, in
1841, the son of Bobert M. Bard, an at
torney of acknowledged ability. At the
breaking out of the civil war Mr. Bard
enlisted In the federal ranks, and showed
such pronounced ability that Colonel
Thomas A. Scott took him under his com
mand. Later Colonel Scott Induced Mr.
Bard to come to California to look after
Colonel Scott's Interests, he owning 3000
acres of land In Ventura and adjoining
counties. He managed the Scott estate
until Colonel Scott's death, when he be
came administrator, being obliged to give
bonds in the amount of JL500,000, all within
the county of Ventura. He had no diffi
culty In obtaining the necessary bonds,
many of his sureties being farmers, who
staked their all on his character. At the
present time Mr. Bard Is largely Inter
ested In the petroleum Industry of South
ern California, and Is one of the chief
executives of the Union Oil Company.
Probably Engaged In Opposing Bul
ler's Advance.
LONDON, Feb. 3. An officer of the war
office at midnight says that no news has
been received from South Africa, and
that none will be given out during the
The war office is silent as regards Buller,
but there Is every reason to believe he Is
continuing his movement upon Ladysmlth.
Those who are In a position to know con
firm his reported recrosslng of the Tugela
river, and believe he was engaged yester
day. The message from Ladysmlth
Thursday, saying the Boer forces were
leaving again, and that the besieging force
was considerably diminished, tends to
confirm this.
Field Marshal Lord Boberts has notified
the war office that 40 Highlanders who J
were previously reported killed at Magers
fonteln are prisoners at Pretoria.
A dispatch from Ladysmlth, undated,
via Spearman's Camp, February 2, says:
"Native deserters report the following
field cornets killed In last week's fight
ing: Lombard of Waterburg, Grobelair of
Bremersdorp, Opperman of Pretoria,
Daniel Erasmus, of Magallersberg, and
one Free State cornet The British ar
tillery broke seven Boer guns. The Boer
casualties were approxlmatly 1000, though
this information Is not confirmed of
ficially." A dispatch to a London paper from
Pletermaritzburg Bays:
"Tho appearance of the flying column
of scouts In Zululand has created some
uneasiness among the Boers over the bor
der. A number of Boers have been hur
riedly withdrawn from Ladysmlth and
Dundee to Vryheld to protect that place
and oppose any British advance. The
Boer force there is about 1000 strong,
with three guns."
General Otis' Report of It.
WASHINGTON, Fefb. 3. The following
from Otis has been received
ltW-4hutar3&artaTU"rr. - -tr-m -".- m
I itiff iffia, ,Flb. 3?-KoTba reporfl r&
Cetm that insurgents endeavored to burn
Calabayog and Catbalogan without success
except slight destruction In the last town.
When the fire was put out by the troops
from this point Kobbe drove the insur
gents, under General Lukban, into the
mountains, capturing a large arsenal,
powder-house, Lukban's baggage and
money and all his artillery. Insurgent loss
In killed, 10; no casualties. Kobbe cap
tured 30 pieces of artillery, a good many
rifles, stores and ammunition. There ara
large quantities" of hemp at the ports at
the points seized, and 30 merchant vessels
are engaged in transporting the same to
Cebu and Manila."
Burns Will Support Caucus Choice.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3. The Exam
iner this morning prints a statement over
.the signature of D. M. Burns, in which
he formally withdraws his name from con
sideration as a candidate for the office of
United States senator. This insures the
election of Thomas B, Bard, the republi
can caucus nominee.
After thanking the members of the leg
islature who have supported him, he re
views the incidents of the senatorial con
test and the proceedings of the caucuses
held yesterday, stating that the action ot
the meeting of his opponents which har
monized on Bard virtually controlled the
action of the full caucus, and abridged the
right of individual members to vote as
they pleased. He states that a hearing
was refused a committee of his supporters,
but without comment states that he Is a
loyal republican, and submits the matter
to the party for consideration.
Bryan in Massachusetts.
CHICOPEE, Mass., Feb. 3. W. X Bryan
spoke in the city hall for an hour today
to an audience of 2000 people. He then
took the 3:05 train for Springfield, arriv
ing there at 3:15, and spoke to an audi
ence of SO0. At Holyoke he was met at
the station by a brass band and escorted
to the city, and after a reception spoke
to an audience of over 3000 people. Every
Inch of standing-room was occupied, and
the aisles were filled to the platform.
1 0
Strike at Cramps Declared Off.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 3. The
strike at Cramp's shipyard, which has
been in progress since August, has been
officially declared off.
On the Point of Retiring: Front
STEBKSPBUrr, Jan. 29. Commandant
Olivier, of the Orange Free State, In a
speech to the Boers at Ladygrey, said
that hl3 men were almost surrounded at
Stormberg, and unless recruits were forth
coming he would be compelled to aban
don the position.
It is admitted that In the recent fight
at Ladysmlth the Boers lost 1100 killed
and 600 wounded.
Many colonists who fought at Storm
berg have gone back to their farms, and
refuse to return to active service, though
threatened with death. Among thqse are
some conspicuous burghers.
Boers Again Building Trenches.
SPEARMAN'S CAMP, Friday, Feb. 2.
The Boers Are occasionally at the troops
on the right flank. It is reported that they
have dug up the roads leading to Lady
smlth in order to make the progress diffi
cult and have made several trenches
along the route, and are busy strength
ening those In front of their position.
May at Once Take Up the Question of
Government of Philippines.
NEW YOBK, Feb. 3. According to the
Washington correspondent of the Tribune,
President McKlnley has decided not to wait
for congress to act upon the matter of
replacing the military government by a
civil administration In the Philippines, rec
ognizing that much time will be consumed
In deliberating over details before any
comprehensive plan for the government of
the Islands can be adopted, and that more
than a month will be required after that
time for the officials to reach their sta
tions. It has been decided, therefore, to
send? out three, or at most five, commis
sioners, to establish provisionally the form
of territorial government recommended in
the report of the Philippine commission,
sent to congress today.
According to present Intentions, the head
of the new commission Is eventually to be
come governor of the territory of the Phil
ippines, Its secretary will become the sec
retary of the territory, and a third mem
ber Is to be selected with a view to hla
qualifications to becoming the presiding
justice of the territorial supreme court
when It Is established. Among the men
who have been already canvassed for mem
bership of this commission are Governor
Roosevelt President Schurman, Robert
P. Porter, Colonel Denby, General Fred
erick D. Grant and ex-Mlnister Barrett
It has been found that Governor Boose
velt and President Schurman cannot be In
duced to accept, and various objections
have been raised to the others as possible
governors of the territory. General Grant
Is said to be most favorably regarded Just
now, but It is desired to avoid choosing a
military man. The leading candidate for
the secretaryship of the territory Is said
to be John B. MacArthur, secretary of the
present commission.
The president has given his hearty ap
proval to the recommendations of the Phil
ippine commission, especially as to the ad
vlsablllty of Immediately supplanting mar
tial law in those portions of Luzon and
the other Islands which have been effect
ually pacified and In which the Inhabitants
are not only capable of some measure of
self-government, but are bitterly opposed
to all forms of militarism.
Disbarment ef the Governor TVUM
React in Favtr ef the Party;
Threagheat the Country.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. RaawMteaa
leaders are of the optetoa that Gcor
Taylor eaa well afford to rest Ms oaa
upon the law and atttborltlea, no Matter If
R. goes against Mm. The telcgraaM wIMah
have been sent from Washington to Tay
lor ought to tend towards th luateinlUn
of order, and should fe heed them It b
Heved that Kentucky will escape wttfeoot
any mora violence. It is atoo WtovaA
thai If he persists In methods baltarved by
many to be wrong, it sy seriously erft
pie the results of the next pMMstM
election, especially so far as Kentucky is
concerned, while if he is dteoarxfta through
the Goebel law and the. Kentucky sowrja
from an. omce to which he has beem aloat
ed, the republicans here hensve that It
will react m their favor, net only hi Ken
tucky, but throughout the Uaten. The
fact that Kentucky repubUcaas. ateter
consulting with the leaders here, have? se,
advised Taylor, is an Important teoifaino
of the case. It is not known whether
Taylor would be willing to saerhlee htov
seif for the good ef the party as seen
from Washington.
RaHdall's Alaska Troops.
Senators Sfnon and MeBrtie wee to
day informed that the troops iloutluud to
Alaska, next spring would sail from. Soot
tie, but would spend the winter hi their
present quarters and not be sent t aMher
Vancouver or Seattle until they were
ready to embark. Thte determination had
been reached by the department the day
previous to that on which the petttson e
the Portland Chamber of Commoree
reached here. During the winter Colonel
Bandall and some of his staff wBt he tike
only part of the troops that wfll he quar
tered at Seattle.
Salem Public Building.
Senator McBrJde today talked ever the
matter of the Salem public but!Hg weife.
the treasury department officials, and. was
assured by them the Oregon material
would be used In the building. It Is their
hope that bids will be such that steae
may be used, as that will be coiled for
in the specifications, but If that corooo teo
high, they will resort to Oregon brisk.
Colonies Instead ef Territories.
There is no intention anywhere, unison
it be among a few democrats, te treat
the islands acquired from Spain as an in
tegral part of the United States. The as
tkwv of both house and senate committees
has settled thte question, as thers is net
the least doubt that their action w4K ha
fcnth liMM mt 11 ti mill' .Ito-fa
fefttnan udtBulau testa4 tt territories wiftt
possibly future rights' as states. It fct tone
that the fear that the products of the
Philippines, Cuba and Puerto RJeo would
be a. dangerous, competitor to the United
States and. the interests of the people of
this country has governed largely In the
decision reached. It Is beHeved that the
Puerto Rico Mil as reported will be adopt
ed. The Game Roy Worked.
In investigating charges preferred,
against E. J. Roy, ef Portland, Or., the
officials of the postottee department have
brought to light an apparent ease of
fraud, which is based on singularly latter
day methods. By some means this Boy
obtained the names of soldiers embark
ing from Portland and Seattle on trans
ports bound for the Philippines, together
with the names of several relatives. He
then addressed to the latter & postal sard
from 238 Fourth street Portland, saying
that upon receipt of 39 cents he would
forward a photograph of the soldier. Al
though many sums were sent, me pictures
m&teriaUaed, send complaints soon found
their way to the postomce department
The investigation developed, the officials
say, not only that Roy had defrauded
the persons who sent mm money, hut re
mained out of the department's reaeh in
Victoria. He Is now supposed to be aomo
where else in Canada, and the DoratBfem
authorities are to co-operate with the
United States m securing hte arrest.
Amendments te the Indian Bill.
Representative Tongue today seettred
an amendment to the Indian appropriation,
bill authorizing the secretary ef the inte
rior to pay to such Alsea and other In
dians on the Stletz reservation as shall
be found to be competent and eapahte
of managing and taking oars of their
own affairs, their pro rata, shares ef the
permanent fund of Heo,W appropriated, fey
the act of August. ISM.
Congressman Jones secured fen amend
ment to the Indian appropriation hill al
lowing the Yahlma Indians to lease lands
for M Instead of five years, as at present.
The amendment Is considered, important
to farmers leasing these lands;
Strong; Quay Lobby.
There Is a strong lobby here hi favor
of Quay, among them being friends e
men who hope te he appointed irom. Dela
ware and Utah, if Quay is saata. The
probability of the election of a senator te
California te detrimental te Quay's
ohanees. It Is not believed that the sen
ate will reverse Its aotion of the last esa
grese. mmmmm
Tariff for Guam.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. The president
has Issued a proclamation fixing a tariff
of duties and taxes for the island of
Guam. The proclamation is based upon
the Philippine tariff, with such modifica
tions as seem proper.
Buller's Column In Motion.
BEBLIN, Feb. 3. A special telegram
from the seat of war, via Brussels, says
General Joubert has received intelligence
of a movement by the British in the di
rection of Hongerspruit
Release of a. Boer General.
CAPB TOWN, Feb, 3. Correspondence
has been exchanged between Lord Bob
erts and the commandant-general of the
Boer forces at Pretoria regarding the re-
Manauense Arrives.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3. The trans
port Manauense arrived tonight from Ma
nila. e
England's Bis; Coal Purchase.
NEW YOBK, Feb. 3. There Is a rumor
current to the effect that the British gov
ernment has contracted with the Philadel
phia & Beading Railroad Company for
1,000,000 tons of coaL At the New York
sales department of the Philadelphia &
Beading Coal & Iron Company, John
Edmonds, sales agent, said that be bad
heard the rumor, but he bad no official
verification. "While such a contract may
have been made," he said, "there Is no one
In this city connected with the company
who can speak authoritatively on the subject."
Greeting Extended te Blaa &
His Arrival at Salt Lake.
SALT LAKH, Utah, Feb. 3. Brlghaa H.
Roberts arrived here thte afternoon, aaa
was driven from the depot te the oWeo of
his attorney, J. H. Moyle. While Jr the
office he was arrested for unlawful eohahi
tatioR with Dr. Maggie Shtpp. Be was te
leased on hte own recognizance te appear
Monday morning next for a prettastaary
Appraisal ef Devrey's Captures.
WA8H5HQTOH, Feb. X The secretary
of the navy has transmitted to the su
preme court of the District of CeiwnMa
a eopy of the report of the beard ef ap
praisal and survey, which was convened
at Cavite, June 9, 1MB, to place a value on
the property captured by Admiral Dewey's
fleet im. Manila bay. The estimated value
of these captures ta MM,ltt. The largest
Items In the statement are: "SMS and beat
equipment, 3ML5W; ordnance materials.
$14,24, and fuel, mMft." The appraisal
was called for as evidence in the suit
brought by Admiral Dewey for the award,
of prtee money.
Released From Quarantine.
SAN FRAMCI8CO, Feb. 3. The passen
gers and mafl brought from BoaofcLK by
the steamer Australia, which arrived here
three days ago, were released front quar
antine today.