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THE SUNDAY OBEGONIAN, PORTL&ftD, FEBRUARY 4, 1900.
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FAVORABLE TO CLARK
SBCOXD DAY OP TESTIMONY FOR,
Sensational Statements by Witnesses
Rejected ly the Prosecution Con-
gTcumaa Oamplell ont!ie Stand.
"WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. The senate
committee on privileges and elections
gae almost the entire day to hearing the
testimony of Ben Hill and L. T. Wright,
in Its Investigation of the charges against
Senator Clark, of Montana. They were
called by the defense, although they had
come to Washington at the Instance of
the memorialists. Both testified that they
had been engaged to make affidavits
against Clark; that they were paid ror
them, and that the affidavits -were false.
Both had been In Helena aunng me sit
ting of the legislature as Clark's friends,
and both had their expenses paid there.
Hill claimed that Campbell and Whiteside
had assisted him In dictating his affidavit,
and that they knew the statements con
tained in It to be false. The -witnesses
agreed in a statement that several wit
nesses, including thmselves, had agreed,
after giving their affidavits, not to testify
in the Wellcome disbarment case until
they should get more money $1000 apiece
lut Hill said that Campbell had told him
that he would not dare pay him before
he should go on the stand, because of
the use Clark would make of the fact if
he should become acquainted with it
Campbell made a statement contradicting
the assertion made by Hill, and also the
statements made by Lyon yesterday.
I. T. Wright, a watchmaker of Mis
soula, Moot, was the first witness. It be
came apparent that he had been called to
Impeach the testimony of Witness Rector,
concerning the alleged efforts to fcrlbe
Representative Jacquet Rector had tes
tified that Wright was present when the
money was paid, but Wright denied this.
The witness also testified to having
agreed to give an affidavit and to testify
in the Wellcome disbarment trial at the
instance of Mr. Hill and Little, secre
tary of Congressman Campbell. He sad
he was to receive 5188 for the affidavit,
and ia.m for his verbal testimony to be
taken later. He did sgn and swear to
the affidavit receiving ?8W for this service.
The affidavit was read by Senator Faulk
ner, ana was full of accusations against
members of the legislature, one be'ng to
the effect that A. J. Steele, a friend of
Senator Clark, had given an envelope con
taining 5W.8W to be given to Senator Mj ers
for hie vote for Clark, but that Steele
had later come to htm and requested the
return of the money, saying that Myers
preferred that Whiteside should hold It.
No. Mr. Wright is that affidavit true
or falser' asked Senator Faulkner.
"It is falee. and they knew It was
false a the time It was made," replied the
"I did It for what there was in it It
was gotten vp to help purify politics."
It Is the statement you swore to," sug
gested Senator Tnriey, and the witness
He had not intended to make the same
statesMdt he had made la his affidavit if
he had son on the stand, but he had
refused to testify because the $16 609 had
not been paid him. He then testified that
he went to Helena to testify In the Well
come dWbarment case, but that he and
three other witnesses had agreed not tn
testify until the mene? was paid. The
prosecution had refused to pay him until
after he went on the stand, "sajing that
$te 000 In my hands with my statement
would be worth $, to Clark."
One of the men in the combination had
broken the agreement and the witness
said he bad seen Ben Hill offer him $900.
whtoa, however. Hill had asked to be
allowed to hold. The witness said he had
received $120 from "Daly's friends at Hel
ena, and that just before starting to
Washington he had received $200 more,
and $S0 since his arrival. Witness said
that since Hill and himself had been In
Washington they had received an offer
of $2500 from Dr. Mlnshall on behalf of
the prosecution to get out of the city.
On cross-examination, Wright said he
had gone to Helena during the sitting of
the legislature to work for Clark, but he
had done most of his work in the third
house. He had received $240 from Steele
for this service.
"Did you not tell me after your arrival
In Washington that you had held $10,000
for Senator Myers?" asked Mr. Blrney.
"I think probably I did."
"Don't you know you did?"
"No, I don't know. I don't recollect I
Intended you to understand that I had,
because I wanted to get our- business
fixed up." I
He said Ben Hill was the only person
who had promised to give him money
When Wright was excused, Hill, also
of Missoula, was called. He said he had
been connected with Congressman Camp
bell and Mark Hewitt In working up the
case against Clark for the past eight
months. He had just been down to
Bridger, he said, for Clark, for which he
received $350 from that gentleman, when
he met Whiteside on the street In Butte
and "had told him a lot of d d lies," and
after he had gone to Campbell's office
and had signed "about 1700 pages of stuff
In which there was not a word of truth."
This affidavit had been dictated and writ
ten by him. This affidavit was then read.
In it the witness said he had entered
into a combination to assist in the elec
tion of Senator Clark, and that he had
committed many acts looking to bribery
of members of the legislature to vote for
Clark for United States senator. In re
sponse to a question, Hill said the affidavit
was false. "When Campbell and White
side would see me talking to a man, they
would ask me what the talk was about
and I would tell them, according to what
money I sot"
"Did you get more than $250 for your
work?" was asked.
"Yes; I got several such sums."
The witness stated, that in conversations
with Campbell, after the affidavit was
prepared, many alterations were made in
the document and that he had subse
quently given the altered document to
Campbell was asked to produce this al
tered document, and said he would try
to find it.
After Faulkner had resumed the investi
gation. Senator Hoar Interrupted him, ask
ing him to curtail the inquiry saying that
after the witness' own admissions, no
statement that he could make would be
of value to any one. Hill testified to pay
ing $300 for affidavits in Missoula, drawing
drafts on Campbell for the money. Camp
bell said he had .honored the. drafts and
would explain why when he should take
Concerning witnesses qalled to Helena to
testify in the disbarment trial. Hill said
there had been an understanding that only
Dr. Mlnshall should go until $1000 was paid
each )f them. Whiteside had given the
money to a man namd Harrity for him,
and the latter had handed him $500 o
this amount, which the witness ald he
still had in his possession, having kept It
In order to make the prosecution pay the
remaining amount which he said was
promised. He told the messenger who had
brought him a message asking him to go
to thevstate supreme court to testify to
toll the Eupreme court to "go to hell."
HIU continued his testimony concerning
the dealings of himself, Wright Mlnshall
and Cowen with Congressman Campbell
and Whiteside. He said they had paid
them various sums of money at different
times. Hill said he had told Campbell at
that time that Cowen' s affidavit was fake
Among others who had given him money
the witness said was Mr. Tuehey, of
Butte. That gentleman had given him $25?,
and had also given money to others of his
HIU said that from his conversation with
Campbell and Whiteside, he was satisfied
Marcus Daly was putting up the money
for the prosecution. Whiteside had said:
"We have no specific amount, but Marcus
never limits us." Hill said that Rector,
one of the witnesses for the prosecution,
had told him that he was to have $500 for
coming to Washington, and that Rector
had also told him that his testimony was
When Hill retired, Congressman Camp
bell requested that he be sworn, saying
that If the committee considered Lyon's,
Hill's and Wright's statements true, he
was unfit to proceed as counsel in the case.
He thought he should have an opportunity
to explain. The committee allowed him
to explain as counsel, but did not require
him to be sworn. Campbell first took up
the statement of Thomas E. Lyon, and
said the latter's statement that he (Camp
bell) had offered him money to commit
perjury was absolutely untrue. He ad
mitted that he had talked with Lyon and
that he had given him $300 to pay the ex
penses of the investigation that Lyon was
to make. With reference to HlU's affi
davit, he denied having dictated it, saying
that Hill had spent an entire day with
his (Campbell's) typewriter in a back room
dictating the statement, and that he
(Campbell) had not been In the room half
an hour during the day. He admitted
payings drafts for $300 made upon himself
by his private secretary for affidavits by
Wright and Mlnshall, but sajd that at the
same time he had told him that the tes
timony of the men could not be used.
Campbell said he had employed Hill to get
at the truth of a rumor that an effort
was being made to have Whiteside im
prisoned through one Folk, that he had
especially desired to have "a letter Inter
cepted, and that HIU had opened It It Is
not true that he had paid HIU any money
to do anything that was crooked, nor that
Hill had told him his affidavit was untrue.
Other witnesses of the day wefe'Barney
Shanahanr of Butte, and John Burns, of
Helena, who were put on by the defense
to contradict the statement of-State Rep-
i resentatlve Nprmoyle, to the effect that
I they had approached him wUh the sug-
i gestion that he cduld get $10,000 for a vote
for Clark, for the senate. -.The.tWQ wlt-
neses. agreed that Normoyle' had'mado
advances to them indicating, that he. would
like to get money for his vote.
In Furor of , Scott. ..
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. The senate
committee on privileges and elections to
day decided to recommend that; no further
! proceedings be taken In the case pf the
protest against Senator Scott' f West
Virginia, continuing to hold his seat In
the senate. The committee was unani
mous with one exception. Senator Pettus
I will probably present a minority report.
Mountain precincts have so fax registered
before Justice Wood. An. unusually large
proportion are from Missouri, which is
far better represented than any other
state. As this is an intelligent commu-
f nity, it would Indicate that the Mlssourian
is a white man and fairly civilized, con
trary to some of his detractors.
ESCAPED FROM HONOLULU.
One for the Mlssourian.
About 105 voters from the Weston and
"W. G. McPbcrson'8 Experience With,
W. G. McPherson, who lately returned
from a two weeks' visit in Honolulu, was
fortunate enough to escape on the lumber
schooner Columbia, bound for Port Town
send. He would otherwise have been
obliged to take passage for home on the
Australia, the only steamer which would
come Inside of signaling distance of the
port, and spend the first two weeks after
his arrival In the Unltd States marooned
at the quarantine station at Ansel island.
The authorities were making a vigorous
campaign against the bubonic plague
while Mr. McPherson was in Honolulu.
Much difficulty was experienced with the
Chinese, who had a habit of sneaking
away bodies of their countrymen who fell
victims to the scourge for fear they would
be burned, in which case It would not be
expedient to Teturn the bones to China for
a final resting place. It finally became
necessary to threaten to burn every
Chinaman that died from any cause what
ever In order to keep the Celestials from
concealing bodies after death by the
plague, and refusing to reveal cases of it
among their number.
The disease was kept closely confined
to the Chinese and native quarter, where
filth of every form afforded it valuable
assistance In its work of destruction.
Guards were kept on the street all the
time, and the district was kept strictly
quarantined. Mr. McPherson arrived
there Christmas day, having made the
voyage from San Francisco on the bark
Allen. The day of his arrival there were
three deaths, the next day two, and the
same rate continued during his stay. Doc
tors did their best to study the disease,
but were baffled by Its energetic progress.
A satlent would come down one day, and
the next he would die, the end coming
so quickly that the -blood did not have
time to coagulate, and the body was left
as natural as in sleep. By the time a
physician could hear vt a case and arrive
on the scene, thst satlent would be dead
or In the lasVegonles. The malady was
as workmanlike, in, Its methods as a Krag
Jorgensen rifle. .-
Honolulu had,been on the eve of a great
boom, and every one was expecting to be
borne high on the wave of prosperity
when the plague arrived, and the wave
Teceded like a spring tide. The town was
full of tourists, who melted away with
surprising rapidity, and every steamer
that left port, which all that were there
did at the first intimation of the plague,
was loaded with passengers. After that
no vessel could get a clean bill of health.
and the customs authorities got themselves
disliked by the skippers. For two weeks
not a passing steamer oould be induced,
by any persuasion to put In, and the In
habitants of the place were shut up like
convicts on a penal island. The atmos
phere of the elty was not particularly
When Mr. McPherson learned that a
lumber schooner was going to leave, he
sought out the captain and became his
friend. It took some time to do it, but It
was accomplished, and the skipper con
sented to taking him as a passenger On
the voyage over a terrific storm was en
countered, but the little craft weathered
it in good style, and landed her passengers
at Port Towssend safe and sound.
In spite of his experience, Mr McPher
son says he enjoyed the trip very much,
particularly the time he spent on the
sailing vessels, which, in bis opinion, are
the only comfortable craft afloat.
He will leave tonight on a business trli
to New York, and wlU be gone six weeks.
It Had Become a Habit.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Why does Jim Todgers affect that fu
nereal style of walking?"
"He can't help it He's been usher at
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jHdsre D. 91. Key Dead.
CHATTANOOGA, Teas., Feb. 3. Judge
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