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ENDED HIS OWN LIFE
Conscience Made a Coward
of Murderer Moss.
LAST CHAPTER OF A TRAGEDY
Stricken With Terror for tke Conse
quences of. His Crime, He Effect
ually Escaped Hanging.
Riley L. Mom, the man -who murdered
his wife in "Willamette Heights Park
Thursday night, put an end to his earthly
troubles last evening: by sending a bullet
through his own heart. He had carried
the burden of his awful crime for two
days. Then, forgetting what might be be
jond. In his mad desire to escape from
conscience and from self, he UBcd the one
remaining borrowed bullet to close the
lasc chapter In his eventful life.
At 7:30 o'clock he entered the Silver
State lodging-house, corner of Seventh
and "Washington streets. Passing along
tho hallway, he entered a closet In the
rear, and there he killed himself. He Is
said to have been seen a short time before,
s'tting on the curbstone on Seventh street,
just oppofJte tho house, engaged In con
versation with some one, but who this
was could not be ascertained.
Moss did not have a room in the house,
and was unknown to the occupanty. He
1 supposed to have used the entrance
ard stairway leading from Seventh street.
Mrs. Lena Bordaraco, the landlady,
states that she was In the kitchen, en
gaged in lighting a lamp, when she heard
the report of the pistol. She Immediately
hurried in the direction from whence tho
sound came. She was unable to open the
door leading to the closet, so she tele
phoned to the Police Station for assist
ance. Policeman Quinton was at once
dispatched to the scene, and, on breaking
in the door, discovered Mosa lying on his
Dudley Evans, who was sitting with
h's wife In a millinery store downstair,
heard of the occurrence, and sounded the
alarm. Coroner Hand was summoned,
ard also the police patrol wagon. The
news quickly spread, and soon a large
crowd of people surrounded the building,
and the question asked by everybody wasv
"Was It Moss?" The identity of the man
had. up to this time, not been discov
ered, no examination of the body having
been made, pending the arrival of the
Coroner. The crowd was therefore eager
and expectant, but with the universal cer
tainty of conjecture that it must surely
have been Moss.
The people did not have long to wait, as
Coroner Rand soon came, and a hurried
Investigation disclosed that the crowd had
guessed correctly, and that Moss had paid
tho penalty of his awful crime.
A a.arch of his clothing brought forth
tho picture of his wife, which he had car
ried In an Inside coat pocket. An inspec
tion of the revolver with which he killed
himself showed that it tallied with the
description of the one recently purchased
here by Mo3, and persons who knew
Moss were soon at hand and positively
identified the remains. The dead man
wore a gray coat and vest, black trouaars,
a checked shirt, bow tie, "and a gray cap.
Theso were the articles purchased of the
tecond-hand dealer on Third street Tues
A large crowd followed the remains to
the morguo. where for an hour or two a
throng of curious people filed in and out.
viewing the lifeless form of the dead man.
"Where linn He Been f
The detectives have been unable to tell
just where Moss spent the time between
Friday morning, when ssen on Third
"street, and yesterday evening. Rumors
were received from time to time at police
headquarters that ho had been seen, but
the officers were unable to locate him or to
find those who were sure they had seen
Only a few minutes before tho report
of the suicide had been received by the
police. Detective Ford had been Informed
that Mow had been seen in the vicinity of
the Silver Stato lodging-house. He was
on his way there when he heard that the
man ho wanted had killed himself.
VEItDICT OF CORONER'S JURY.
John R. Mitfton Tells RcmnrUnblc
Stor Other "Witnesses Testify.
Several witnesses were introduced at
the inquest over the remains of Mrs.
Naomi Moss yesterday, but little evidence
of importance that has not been pub
lished wis brought out. At 1 o'clock the
Jury rendered a verdict to the effect that
deceased came to her death from a gun
shot wojnd. and that circumstantial evi
dence pointed strongly to Riley L. Moss
as the murderer.
John R. Mason, a traveling man. who
poses as the ono who ftrt discovered
Mrs Moss' pltiab'e condition in Tacoma,
and induced her to return to her father,
told in detail of his meeting- with Mrs.
M-ss In Seattle four months ago, and
of her movements and troubles thereaf
ter, up to the day of her death.
"I first knew her in San Francisco four
jeirs ago, said he. "I then lost sight
of her until about four months ago. when
she spoke to me on the street In Seattle.
She told me of her marriage, and finally
of her troubles. She said her husband did
not provide for her and often abused her."
Mason then went on to relate how he,
through --sympathy, had taken Mrs. Mess
to lunch several times, learning more and
mere of her home of misery and poverty
in Tacoma. Finally his sympathies be
rime so aroused he advised the woman
to leave her husband.
Mop5! came over to Seattle during one of
':er Aislts, and. seeing his wife with Ma
on. ifterwards threatened to 1:111 both
ct them if he saw them together again.
Th s throat Mason says he heard from
a place of hiding as the man and his wife
c-ordlng to Mason's story he and
M-3. Mops happaned to be thrown together
cn the boat between Tacoma and Se-
it"e on one or two occasions. This great
ly ccTed the husband.
M5fn finally left Tacoma and came to
P-rt"--nrt. first giving Mrs. Moss some
--:ne to keep the wolf from the door.
Upon arriving here he induced her father
- serd her a ticket to come home on.
4 'lng Mr. Clute of the rough treatment
h's daughter was ajndergoing. As soon
-s the woman arrived here, three weks
io. Maon began to show his deep Inter--t
in her care by taking her to meals.
This he said he did to avoid having her
go out with too many people, as she
1 oped to procure a divorce from her hus
lind. Last Tuesday Riley Moss arrived in
Portland, and that night Mason says Mrs.
-r-s refused to accompany him to sup-T-f
; had been her custom. Sho told
' 1m that Mos was in town and had
4 --evened to kill the "fellow with a white
v -t on," meaning Mason. Mason advised
se woman to have Moss put under a
pr-ice bond fo her own protection, but
sho said site did not fear him. but was
a 'raid he would kill Mason.
Mason continued his fatherly care over
tho woman until Thursday morning, when
he last saw her In his room, where sh
had gone to -warn him of his danger again.
He then advised her to take a dagger of
his with her to" defend herself, but she
said she was not afraid.
Her Father's Story.
Charles H. Clute, father of the dead
woman, was next sworn. He Identified
the body as that of his daughter, Naomi.
He said that she was 24 years old, and was
married last October to Riley I. Moss,
aged 24. who said he was from Virginia.
He then told of Moss coming to his
house last "Wednesday at 1 o'clock, hav
ing come from Tacoma the day before.
He refused to allow his daughter to re
turn north with Moss until the latter had
procured work and provided a house for
Mr. Clute warned his daughter not to
go away from the house with Moss.
Thursday Moss agreed to return home
ana was to have left that night, on the
11 o'clock train. Mr. Clute left home for
a short time, saying he would be bock
in time to accompany Moss to the train.
"When he returned they had both left the
The Other Evidence.
L. L. Carter told of hoaxing the shots
and screams In the park near his rest
THE FLAG MUST
A potent voice in National
affairs has Mr. Tongue, can
didate for re-election in tho
First Oregon District. He Is
growing in Influence and stat
ure. Ho stands for the prin
ciples in which Oregon, of ail
other states, has deep con
cern. He believes In an Amer
ican policy In American pos
session. He would open the
doors of Asia to our products.
A wider market he wlll en
deavor, as he has endeavored,
to secure. The election of his
opponent means that we haul
down the American flag in
the Philippines, turn our
backs on our clear National
duty and withhold from our
producers and traders a great
commercial opportunity. Mr.
Tongue knows the state well,
and works hard for its wel
fare. His record is a fine
testimonial to his abilities.
He has abundantly earned re
election, and he should have
Stay Where It Is
denco Thursday night at 9 o'clock. 'Of
his alarm and of the finding of the body
next morning. His story was practically
that printed yesterday, as were those of
the street-car conductor and motorroan,
who carried the man and woman to tho
park on the fatal night.
Detective Cordano testified concerning
the search for the body and the finding of
It. and Dr. Thornton described the wound
which produced deoth, as found at th
post-mortem examination. He said ha
found that death came from a wound
penetrating the chest; that there was a
circular wound three Inches to the right
and two inches above the left nipple. "
Little Effort to Escape.
From the hour of the finding of the
body of the murdered woman in- the
"Willamette Heights Park. Friday morn
ing, until the lifeless remains of the mur
derer were discovered last night,. Chief
McLauchlan said his men were ac
tively engaged in trailing the guilty man.
The very fact that he made so little
effort to escape seems to have aided him
In keeping out of the way of the officers.
Moss returned to his room over the
Owl saloon in less than two hours after
the murder was committed. He first went
up stairs and then came down and went
Into the saloon, where he took a glass of
beer. Ho was acquainted with Fred
Giesler, one of the proprietors, and while
in the saloon talked freely with him.
Giesler asked him why he did not stay
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TALKED OF AS THE SUCCESSOR OF LORD SALISBURY, IX THE EVENT
OF THE LATTER'S RETIREMENT FROM THE BRITISH CABIXET.
with his wife, when Moss told him of
some of his recent troubles.
He said that until recently they had
lived happily together, but that a Mrs.
French, of Tacoma, had induced his wlfo
to take up with a gambler. The French
woman, he said, hoped to make seme
money out of the gambler. He said he
had followed his wife here, and had re
ceived her promise to go back and live
with him. He remarked that he felt
worried, but had decided to forgive her.
All of this time Moss appeared cool,
and showed no signs of fear or agitation.
Aside from the remark that he felt wor
ried, the saloon-keeper had no reason
to suspect that there anything wrong.
He thought this was because of his pre
vious trouble with his wife.
Giesler became busy waiting on cus
tomers, and Moss disappeared: as he sup
posed, going up to his room. The bod
next morning showed that no ono had
(Concluded on Second Pare.)
ONE NEGATIVE VOTE
llttlefield Anti - Trust Bill
Passed by the House.
MAUN OF ILLINOIS VOTED "NO"
Sherman Lavr Amended by Making:
Combinations In. .Restraint of In
terstate Commerce IUegraL
"WASHINGTON, June 2. Only one vote
was cast in the IJpuse today against the
Llttlefield anti-trust bill to amend the
Sherman anti-trust act to mako it more
effective In the prosecution of trusts,
their agents or attorneys. Mann (Rep.
III.) cast the negative vote. The bill, ac
cording to the statements of the Repub
lican leaders, goes to the limit of the
authority of Congress under the consti
tution. "All the Democratic minority
amendments, except one, were defeated.
That was an amendment declaring that
nothing-In tho act should be construed
to apply to trades unions or Jabor or
ganizations. All except eight Republi
cans Aldrlch (Ala.), Allen and Llttlefield
(Me.), Bailey, Long and Calderhead
Kan.), and Cannon and Hitt (I1U), voted
The bill amends the Sherman anti-trust
law so as to declare every contract or
combination In the form of a trust or
conspiracy in restraint of commerce
among the states or foreign nations il
legal, and every party to such act or
combination guilty of a crime punish
able by a fine of not less than $500 nor
more than $5000, and by Imprisonment
not less than six months nor more than
two years. It provides that any person
injured by a violation of the provisional
provisions of the law may recover three
fold damages. The definition of "per
son" and "persons" In the recent law is
enlarged so as to Include the agents, or
ficers or attorneys of corporations. Fee
purposes of commerce It declares Il
legal all corporations or associations
formed or carrying on business for pur
poses declared illegal by the common
laws; provides that they may be per
petually enjoined from carrying on inter
state commerce, and forbids them the use
of the United States malls. It provides
for the production of persons and papers,
and confers jurisdiction upon United
States Circuit and District Courts for
the trial of cases under it. and authorizes
any person, firm, corporation or associa
tion to begin and prosecute proceedings
Routine Matters Disponed of.
Before proceeding to the consideration
of the anti-trust bill, on a special order,
the House disposed of some routine busi
ness. "Watson (Rep. Ind.) was appointed
one of theBoard of Visitors to the Naval
Academyflh place of Grout, resigned.
The Senate amendments to the sundry
civil bill were disagreed to and the bill
was sent to conference.
Bartholdt (Rep. Mo.) asked If opportun
ity would be afforded to test the sense ol
the House on a motion to concur In tho
St. Louis exposition appropriation. Can
non (Rep. I1L) replied! the affirmative.
A bill was passed to authorize the im
mediate transportation of dutiable goods
to Astoria. Or., after which Ray (Rep.
N. T.), chairman of the judiciary com
mittee, demanded the regular order, the
anti-trust bill. Under the order, 30 min
utes on each side were allowed for gen
eral debate. ,
Overstreet (Rep. Ind.), who drew thfe
report, on the bill, occupied the time for
genera! debate on his side, with ,an ex
planation of the proposed amendment!
to the Sherman anti-trust law, which it
Fitzgerald (Dem. Mass.) ridiculed the
Idea that the Republican party had done
anything to curb the trusts. Only yes
terday evening, said he, the leader of the
Republican party, the chairman of the
National committee, defended in the Sen
ate one of the greatest of the trusts, the
armor-plate trust, counselling the Gov
ernment to comply with its extortionate
Terry (Dem. Ark.) denied that the pend
ing measure exhausted the Constitulonal
power of Congress, pointing to the minor
ity amendments pending, which, said he,
would effectually crush trusts and monop
olies. After further remarks by Swanson
(Dem. Va.), Driggs (Dem. N. T.) and Bel
lamy (Dem. N. C), general debate was
closed. The hill wae then read under the
The minority amendment to broaden the
language of section 9 was lost, 122 to 130.
The .Speaker at this point appointed
the following conferees' on the . sundry
civil bill? Cameron (Rep. HI.)', Moody O-tep.
Moss.) arid" HcRae (Dem. Ark.).
The minority amendment authorizing
the Preplcfent to place on the free list
articled fr' which he is satisfied there is
a combination in restraint of trade was
lost. 222' JUS 13$.
The JasOminorlty amendment provided
that nothing in the act should be con
strued' to' Lpply to trades unions or labor
organizations. Against this Ray raised
the point i of ""order that It was not ger
mane. Tho Speaker overruled the point
of order, 'saying that it was in order under
tho agreement. The Democrats greeted
the ruling with cheers. "Now we have
you ln"fhcr hole," shouted some one on
the Democratic side.
Many -of the Republicans voted for
tho amendment. Babcock (Rep. "Wis.) was
the first; t6 vote with the TJemocrats, and
his vote was greeted with applause. As
each Republican voted for It, the Dem
ocrats applauded. They were especially
demonstrative when Groeveribr tRep. O.), I
Ray (Rep.vN. T.) and Dolllver (Rep. la.) j
voted In tpe affirmative. The amendment
prevailed, "by an overwhelming majority,
250 to 8. vThe announcement was greeted
with cheers on both sides of the House.
These who- voted against the amendment
'TJio political complexion of
the,, next Legislature, rests
with Multnomah County. . It
is jfor voters here to say
whether we shall have a Re
publican or a Fuslonlst for
United States Senator. The
"Republican Legislative ticket
bugfit to have the votes of all
who 'believe in Republican
'policies. A. vote for the "Citi
zens' ticket Is a vote against
"the '.great principles advocat- r
'ed-by fhe Republican party;
and' their maintenance every
Republican believes Is neces
saVy to- the continued welfara
of State and Nation. The Is
sue" is not one of men. It Is a
tim when the voter must
disregard all consideration "
tor persons and place himself
on one side or the other of
the great questions confront
ing" "the country. Let every
Republican voter vote for all
IS candidates for the Legisla
ture1. He can do no less and
discharge his full duty.
of Measures, Not Men
were: Aldrloh (Rep. Ala.). Allen (Rep.
Me.), Bailey (Rep. Kans.), Calderheed
(Rep. Kans.), Cannon (Rep. 111.), Hltt
(Rep. .IIL); Llttlefield (Rep. Me.) and
Long (Repi Kans.).
The role was then taken on the passage
of the bill. On this vote the Republicans
repeated iho yDemocratlc performance of
applauding the- Democrats as they voted
for it. 'Thejblll was passed, 273 to 1.
Mann (Jlep. HI.) voted against the bill.
At 5:30 'P. M. the House adjourned.
The Commlfeiitoner - General Invites
, the, Palleat InventlKUoa. f
PARJ8, 'Jun 2. The republication here
of articles' which have anDeafed In the
5loner-ien4rirPeck's .innnMtfCfclSfi J
charging the .misuse of authority, by his
staff. baa-'BtJirted a fund of gospip, but
has resulted. Ji. no tangible evidence lhat
the charge's are true. . "While, some are at
variance with Mr. Peck's Idea, no ope In
sinuates' that he Is involved, lit. any act
not in accordance with absolute honesty or
that he lsi.actuated by any but the best
motives lb. directing the work of th'e com
mission,. He asserts emphatically that no
space has been sold by his" employes, ana
expretteesA willingness that the fullest
investigation "be made. There are thoss
who prli'alely ,raake charges varying- in
degree, b'u Inquiry into the, cases develops
either 1st$tf. o! acquaintance with all the
facts 0 & refusal to permit the public
use of 'the'taalbe of the accuser In support
of the chUrges.,
That, th'ejre 1pt considerable friction ana
discontent, among thv-e connected wlj.h
the commission and among some' of the
exhibitors ls "beyond doubt; "and this Li
one of Ihe crfuses for the National Com
missioner organizing Into a body Thurs
day arid se)idfng their reports to Mr. Peck
In an effort t6 smooth the uneven places.
Washington C$ .kept posted on the affairs
and oil the best of authority. The pay
roll Is belg decreased each week as the
various e'xperts and employes complete
their wqrkl and the official force will soon
be much smaller.
The 3egal separation of , the Infanta
Eulalle and her husband. Don Antonio of
Orleans, jyasl signed before .the Spanish
Consul-General In Paris Thursday. - The
infanta Eulalle will go to live "j with "her
mother, jEX-Queen Isabella.
In the Senate today the Dreyfus.amnest
bill was adopted by 23S to 24 votei. .
CASUALTIES IN PHILIPPINES
Also a, Report on the Number of In
sane Sol'dlers and Suicides.
WASHINGTON, June 2. Secretary of
War Rbor today sent to the Senate, ' In
response' to & resolution of Inquiry,, an
extended report on the number of sol
diers who .have been killed and have, died
of wounds In the Philippines. Mr. Root
also glve&: the, number of those, who have
gone Insane and have committed suicide
since iSfe, "whereby It appears," he
states, ''that the number of insane tcasgs
and the nttinbef of suicides have not 'been
Increased tty service In the Philippines,
but remain substantially the same num
ber per l50O as in the period of peace prior
to the war with Spain."
The casualties In the Philippines from
July 31, iiiS, td May 24, 1900, accordtng'to
the report,- are: . ,
Deaths-Etegulars, 26 officers and - 920
men; volunteers, -41 ofllcers and S54 .men.
Wounded Regulars. 37 officers and 7H
men; volunteers, 91 ofllcers and 1115 men.
The jiunber" of Insane soldiers admitted
to the hofpital at Washington from the
Philippine to May 24. 1900, -are: Regu
lars, 47; volunteers, 15, of which-19 have
been discharged as recovered, and 41 still
remain, one discharged unimproved, and
one on a- vllt from the hospital. The
number ot insane soldiers from the vPhll
lpplnes'jiow In the United States Hospital
at San Francisco to be sent to Washing
ton, are: , .Regulars, 5; volunteers, 4; held
at San. -'Francisco, diagnosis not con
firmed, TCjgulars 6, volunteers 15.
WASHINGTON, June 2. The President
today sen a long list of nominations to
the Seriate, among them being:
Morris L Estee. of California. . to be
United States Dlstnct Judge. Hawaii;
John C'Shird, of Wyoming.. to he" United
States District Attorney. Hawaii; Daniel
A. Ray, 'df Illinois, to be United States
To be Brigadier-Generals of Volunteers.
Colonel Jafcob "H. Smith. Seventeenth In
fantry; Cotonel Luther R. Hare, "Thirty
third Infantry.' . .- ,.v
His Army- Now Is Probably
, .. Before Pretoria.
5PENCER WILKINSON'S REVIEW.
Xethlnff at Hand to Show Whether
, er Xot the British Forces-Met
LONDON, Juno 3. Spencer Wilkinson,
reviewing the events of the week in South
Africa for the Associated Press, says:
"The situation can clearly be under
stood if we, m the first. Instance, neglect
the Pretoria, telegrams. Lord Roberts ad
vanced from the Vaal In two columns, he
himself with the main body following the
lino of railway, end Generals French and
Hamilton keeping pace with him a short
march to the left and slightly In ad
vance. Monday night General Roberts
was at Klip River ecation. the left wing
column being south of Klip Rlversburg.
The Boers, retreated before General Rob
erta, but resisted the left wing. Tuesday
night General Roberts was at Germis
ton and the left wing near Florida,' just
west of Johannesburg. Wednesday morn
ing General Roberts surrounded Johan
nesburg and agreed to give 24 hours'
delay before entering the town. Gener
als French and Hamilton were kept away
from tho town, and pushed forward.
"Thursday General Roberts entered Jo
hannesburg and made a formal occupa
tion. He held a review of two division?,
and then, leaving a brigade to garrison
tho town, he put hla main body into camp
to the north on the Pretoria road Fri
day morning. At that time French and
Hamilton were well forward towards Pre
toria. Very likely General French wai
east of the railway and the remainder
of the army within two easy marches to
"Meantime Lord Roberts' communica
tions were well covered, and the Free
State forces were receiving punishment.
Tuesday, General Rundle defeated the
Free Staters near Senekal and received
reinforcements from the Third Brigade.
The same day the Highland Brigade,
which had marched north from Venters
burg, entered Heilbron. Thursday the
Free Staters near Flcksburg were report
ed from Maseru to have been surround
ed by Generals Brabant and Rundle,
which proves that General Brabant has
an Infantry brigade, which, though not
Bundle's, may be Chermslde's.
"Now to Pretoria- Wednesday, Presi
dent Kruger left. The Botfr troops were
dismissed from the forts at Pretoria, and
the town received to surrender and made
its arrangements. The burghers were In a
panic, 'and believed that Roberts was close
af hand. These facts were telegraphed
here- by two independent witnesses.' Our
news of Lord Roberts was 24 hours old,
and there was nothing Improbable In his
troops being where Pretoria reported
them to be. Then we were ready to be
lieve that Pretoria, would be occupied
Thursday Now it is clear that the Pre
toria telegrams expected the occupation
Ujpa or -three days too'sooni
now "be" -bfrtrfr
"Pretoria, but the evidence Is not suf
ficient to 'enable' us to judge whether he
has met serious resistance. President
Kruger may form a band at Lydenburg.
which, however, can do no great harm, as
General Buller will move up to the
Delagol Bay Railway and stop Krugers
supplies. As soon as the British have all
the, railways, flying columns will quickly
LET THERE BE NO CHANGE IN THE CONSTITUTION
NO" on the Proposed Amendments; They Arc
Not in the Line of Sound Public Policy.
Municipal Indebtedness Amendment: An Invita
tion to Public Extravagance.
Keep the counties of the state on a cash basis. The present
5000 Constitutional provision was designed to enforce economy
and prudence in disbursing public moneys. Do not let down the
bars and open wide the opportunities and temptations for unneces
sary outlays of county funds.
- If it is necessary to relieve the Supreme Court, Jt should be
done by decrease of the number of appealable causes. The remedy
lies with the Legislature.
The power to exercise the right of eminent domain" is con
ferred upon any person who wishes to 'appropriatr. a stream or
other water supply on any pretext hat it is necessary for "the
development' of the natural resources of the state." The dangers
of such an extension of corporate and personal authority over the
lands and property of another are obvious.
163. Female Suffrage Amendment: A Gift to'AIIAVomen,
Desired by Few Women.
Extension of the franchise will not benefit-the state,vnor im
prove the condition of women. They have no wrongs as a sex
that legislation or the ballot are needful to correct; no rights that
-) society and the state are not willing fully to protect. No necessity
exists for Oregon to take rank in this species of "progress" with
r Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. No other states, although
often importuned, have granted woman suffrage. A similar amend
ment in this state was defeated in 1884 by nearly three to one.
make an end to all great opposition, and
tho Lydenburg region can be-dealt with
at leisure."- -
CAPE DUTCH IN SESSION.
"Ministry Held Accountable for the
GRAMDRBINET, Cape Colony, Thurs
day, May 3L The Peoples' Congress open-d-
here, today. Mr Pretoria, member of
the Legislative Assembly, offered a resolu
tion declaring that in the opinion of the
majority of Cape Colonists the chief cause
of tne war was tne unwarranted ana in
.tolerable interference of the Ministry In j .Sutton, of Detroit, regent of the Univer
London Ih the internal affairs of the sity of Michigan, and a nrominent -Rp-
South African Republics. A member, publican politician of the Pingree follow
speaking In suppbrt of the resolution, said ing, was acquitted today of complicity In
It would be Impossible -to -hold out the the state military clothing frauds, on ac
hand of friendship after war, and asked: j count of which various members of the
"Can we take the English hand that per- J State Military Board and himself bad
J baps is stained with the blood of my
brother?" The resolution was adopted
Another resolution presented affirmed
that If the republics were annexed, the
peace and prosperity of the country would
be Irretrievably wrecked, and that In or
der to Insure a lasting friendship of peoce
and prosperity the settlement must In
clude the restoration of unqualified free
dom and Independence to the republics, and
the colonists be allowed a voice in the
appointment of the Governor of Cape
A delegate was appointed to visit Great
Britain. Canada and Australia to explain
the views of those represented at the con
gress. Before the close of the congress,
Olive Schrclner (Mrs. Cronwrlght) made
an Impassioned speech. In which she pre
dicted, that the South African Republics
would regain their Independence.
REPORTED BY ROBERTS.
Formal Occupation' of Johannesburg:
Ty the British.
LONDON. June 2. A cablegram from
Lord Roberts, dated Johannesburg, May
31, but which was not dispatched Irom
there until S:3u A. M. of June 1, has been
received by the War Office. It says:
"The occupation, of Johannesburg passed
A sound business man, a
student of affairs, and an ag
gressive and Intelligent parti
san of Oregon's Interests,
Malcolm. A Moody has jnada
a most efficient Representa
tive In Congress. He has ac
quired Influence that comes
only with experience, and will
be in strong position during a
second term to do even bet
ter work. He has, further
more, fairly earned a. second
term by 'his fidelity and
watchfulness. A change
would place Oregon on tha
wrong side, on National ques.
tlons, at a time when It Is of
the greatest Importance that
the state be right. Moody
stands for National honor.
National expansion, a greater
Nation and a greater- state;
Smith, for dishonor and con
traction in National, moss,
backlsm and stagnation In
Make No Mistake
off quite satisfactorily, thanks to the ex
cellent arrangements made by Dr. Kraus,
the Transvaal Commandant here, and order
prevailed throughout the town. Dr. Kraus
met me on my entrance to Johannesburg,
and rode by my side to the government
offices, where he Introduced me to the
heads of the several departments, all of
whom acceded to my request that they
would continue to carry on their respect
ive duties until they could be relieved of
"Johannesburg Is very empty, but a
good crowd of people assembled in the
main square by the time the British flag
was belnsr hoisted. A royal salute was
fired, and three cheers for the Queen were
given. At the end of the ceremonies the
Seventh and Eleventh Divisions marched
past with the Naval Brigade.the heavy
artillery and twJ4lmde?dlvJnB2W?tthe
Jloval Field ArtiLterj
Irion's column ana the cavalry division
and mounted Infantry were too far away
to take part in the ceremony. The Four
teenth and Naval Brigades have been left
in Johannesburg to preserve order, while
the remainder of the force Is encamped
"north of the town on the Pretoria road."
Transfer of Johannesburg:.
PRETORIA, May 3L (Delayed In trans-
An Increase of the Public
An Invasion of Private
mission). Johannesburg was formally
handed over to the British at 11 o'clock
this morning In an orderly manner. Lord
Roberts was accompanied by a small force.
11 . Buarutcu Anere was ait6rible time. In a squal, the bo- Mp.
slight engagement outside Johannesburg, f arated. and when the one with the cap-
street fighting. After this a message was
sent to the nearest British General, notify
ing him that the town would not be de
fended. Colonel Satton Acquitted.
LANSING. Mloh.. June 2. C!nlomT V3v
1 been indicted.
RAVAGES OF BOXERS
British Officials Not Alarmed
Over Chinese Situation.
LOOK UPON IT AS A SMALL MATTER
Rebels Attack a Party ol Foreign
ers, Killing: Foar and Wonndlns
Others Leaders Escape.
LONDON, June 2. Tho Chinese ques
tion Is attracting much public Interest
here, yet the ravages of the Boxers and
the landing of British and other armed
parties have scarcely caused a flutter of
excitement, for Lord Salisbury, the As
sociated Press learns, does not beltevo
the latest outbreak will result In anything-
serious. That it will bring up acute
ly the question of the partition of China,
Is a possibility at present considered too
remote for any expression of opinion. The
attitude of the British Foreign Office may
be described as nothing- less than phleg
matic "Everything is left In the hands of Sir
Claude MacDonald, our Minister." said
one of the officials responsible for the
conduct of theso affairs. "He Is empow
ered to requisition the men and guns ha
needs from the China squadron. All the
ministers at Peking seem to co-operate
harmoniously. We know practically
nothing of the local conditions existing
there, and never heard of the BoxersjiU
the other day. I am inclined to. bellavs
we shall not hear of them again In the
near future. Yet, perhaps, the Chinese
policy is Lord Salisbury's weakest point.
But. as a. matter of fact. England cannot
have any Far East policy. The con
stant change of government leaves noth
ing for the Foreign Minister to do but
become an opportunist of the extreme
type. With Russia, It is different. She
is an autocratic power, whose Foreign Of
fice remains in power as long as It
pleases the Czar. During the lifetime
of a ruler, a consistent policy can thus
be carried out. In England we have no
such chance "
This, perhaps, Is the most truthful de
scription of the British policy, or rather
lack of It, In the Far East ever given to
the public. The feeling- among the of
ficials Is that Russia's Inroads on Japan's
prerogatives in Corea constitute a much
graver source of danger than the Boxer
outbreaks, though Corean matters havs
temporarily ceased to figure prominently
In the press dispatches.
LI AND THE REFORMERS.
The Aa-eil Statesman Favorable
the Bow Wonfi: Cause.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 2. Advices
from Honolulu state that LI Hung; Chang
has written a long letter to the Bow Wong
adherents In Honolulu, Indorsing their
cause, and expressing a hope for the ulti
mate success of the Bow Wong reform
movement. It Is also stated that the Bow
Wong sympathizers In China have for
warded several thousand dollars to be dfe-
JjijHbtlted:! among the Chinese sufferers or.
the plague and fires in Honolulu. Long
Tjem Mann, a prominent merchant in Hon
olulu, In an Interview, stated that LI Hung
Chang Is favorable to tha Bow Wong
cause, and that If the Wong adherents
prove to him that they will protect tho
young Emperor, he will give them all the
official encouragement and support in his
power, whereat the Wongs of Honolulu
express themselves as greatly encouraged,
and say they will carry out the work of
the organization at the risk of their lives.
NO REPRESSIVE MEASURES.
Chinese Government Dolnjr Little to
Stop the Trouble.
PEKING. Friday, June 1. American and
other foreign guards, numbering 349, ar
rived here in the midst of the Dragon
festival. The streets were unusually crowd
ed, and though the people were greatly
Interested In the annual spectacle, no
manifestation of hostility was made.
The presence of the guards has already
had a marked effect upon the bearing of
the Chinese toward foreigners. The ex
citement in the adjacent country has been
much allayed, but many Christian refu
gees are still flocking Into the city. The
Boxers are evidently moving afield. Un
fortunately, no leaders of the Boxers have
been arrested, though their capture would
have been easy. All the government has
done has been to occupy the scene of dis
turbances, and no real repressive meas
ures have been taken.
ATTACKED BY BOXERS.
Four Foreigners Killed and Foar
Wounded by Chlncie Rebels.
TIEN-TSIN. June 1. The French Con
sulate has received information from
priests at Pao-Tlng-Fu that 30 foreigners,
including six ladies and a child, who were
attempting to escape from Pao-Tlng-Fu
to Tlen-Tsln, in boats, were attacked by
over 700 Boxers armed with rifles and
spears. The foreigners are 10 miles from
here. Four of the party have been killed
and four are wounded. An expedition Is
proceeding to their relief.
Arrested by EmpreiV Orders.
SHANGHAI, June 2. The Emptes?
Dowager has ordered Governor Shan -5ht
to arrest Lin, the Chinese manager of tha
Peking syndicate: Kai, chief of the Shan
Commercial Bureau, and Fan, the leading
banker, on the grounds that they r.rt
dangerous characters, but In reality be
cause they are connected with British en
terprises. FOUNDERED AT SEA.
Loss of the Mnhoprnny-L&den
SAN FRANCISCO, June 2. The steam
er Mariposa brings the news from Aus
tralia of the total loss of the German
ship Undine. The vessel was well known
on the Coast, and left Santa Cruz, Mex
ico, with a cargo of mahogany and cedaf
logs for England December 8 last- Noth
ing definite was heard from her until
the British ship Oakhurst reached Port
Adelaide, Australia, with the news that
the ship had foundered at sea. The crew
of 16 escaped In two boats, but had a
tain, second mate and six men was picked
up by the Oakhurst. they were nearly
dead from, exhaustion. Nothing positive
is known of the fate of the other eight
men. but the bark Slta signalled tha
bark Loch Rannoch April 6 that they
had picked up a boat's crew of a Ger
man ship. The Slta is bound from Eng
land to Brisbane. Australia. The Undina
was a small ship of 72S tons.
Stoclci in London.
LONDON, June 2-CdnadIan Pacific,
97V Union Pacific pfd., 774,; Northern
P;:lflc pfd., 7S; Grand Trunk, 74; Ana-