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Cannon, Taft and La Follette Re
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Ticket in 1908.
SHOW UP ROOSEVELT
Oortelyou's Splendid Work No
Small Factor in Republican
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Nov. 17.list week in
this correspondence the names of three
menFairbanks, Odell and Root were
named as presidential possibilities in
3908 on the republican side. That list
must now be increased by the addition
o the names of Speaker Cannon, Secre
tary Taft and Governor La Follette.
This early talk about 1908 is caused
by the announcement that President
Koosevelt will not be a candidate
again. The way is thus open for all
comers, and the republican national
convention four years hence bids fair
to be a free-for-all.
If Speaker Cannon holds his own
physically, he may be the strongest
candidate in the list named. He was
born in 1836, and will, therefore, be
72 years old when the next presiden
tial campaign arrives. He has shown
no sign of physical breakdown, and his
friends believe that he is good for fully
ten yeais more of energetic public
Senator Cullom of Illinois has always
pnded himself that he resembled Lin
coln in appearance. "Uncle Joe" Can
non, however, lesembles him in man
ner. Such men as Secretaiy Hay say
that Cannon is moie like Lincoln in
essential mental make-up and habits of
thought than any man the country has
produced smco Lincoln's tune.
Oortelyou Is Happy.
One of the happiest men in the re
publican party todav is Chairman Oor
telyou of the republican national com
mittee. While ho will not claim, in the
face of the landslide, that his commit
tee was absolutely essential to the elec
tion of Koosevelt, it is yet a fact that
the peisonahty of Oortelyou, and the
high plane on which he placed the re
publican campaign, were contributing
factors of no small importance.
Mr. Cortelyou is the best living illus
tration of what the civil service will
do for the right sort of men. He be
gan his public service as an obscure
clerk in the postotfic* department in
this city, coming in as the result of
competitive examination. From this
email beginning he has gone up to un
expected heights of reputation and in
fluence. He has been secretary to two
presidents, a member of the cabinet of
one president, and is today receiving
congratulations as the manager of one
of the most remarkable campaigns for
the presidency the country ever has
known. He is to go back into the cab
inet again, but in exactly what capaci
ty has not yet been determined. Many
of his friends hope the president will
name him postmaster general, so that
he may round out his public career in
the department where he made his hum
The following statement of the pop
ular-vote plurality of candidates for the
presidency, beginning with Jackson,
will give a better idea of the tremen
dous plurality given President Roose
velt: Kooserelt plurality being estimated at. 2,400,000
1824, Jackson over Adams 50,551
lS2b, Jackson over Adams W8 154
182 Jackson over Clay 157,318
1836, Van Bui-fn over Harrison 24 803
1840, Harrison over Van Buren 140,315
1844 Folk over Clay 38,175
184S, Taylor ovei Cass 139,557
1852, Pierce over Scott 220,898
1850, Buchanan over Fremont 496 006
1800, Lincoln over Douglaa 491,105
180 Lincoln over McOlellan 407 342
1808, Grant over Sevmoiu 805 450
1872, Grant over Greeley 702,991
1876 Tllden over Hayes 230,935
lb80, Gartleld over Hancock 7,018
1884, Cleveland over Blaine 62 683
1888, Harrison over Cleveland 98,017
1892, Cleveland over Harrison 880,810
1S96. McKlnley over Bryan 601,854
1000, McKlnley over Bryan 840,790
Hearst on His Party.
The Hearst newspapers are these days
indulging in editorials four columns
wide, in type almost half an inch high.
These editorials, it is perhaps unneces
sary to say, discuss the democratic par
ty in the light of the recent defeat of
Judge Parker for the presidency, and
are in the interest of a return of the
party to the radicalism of Bryan. The
following extracts from one of them
will give the general drift of Mr.
"Fear is being expressedgenerally
in the organs 01 the sane and safe'
statesmen who are responsible for Tues
day's wreckthat as a result of the
smash-up, the party 'will swing away
from conservatism*' and become rad
"Their fear is justified. The de
mocracy has had enough of 'conserva
tism' to last it for a generationfor
ever, let us hope.
"The democratic party has no right
to be in any degree 'conservative' in
the sense meant by these disqualified
advisers and discredited critics.
KAISER WELL ENOUGH
Berlin, Nov. 17.The foreign office
authorizes the Associated Press to say
that there is absolutely no truth in yes
terday's rumor that Emperor William's
throat trouble had returned. Persons
who were present at Chancellor von
Buelow's dinner Saturday night say the
emperor took a most animated part in
the conversation. Nobody noticed a
trace of hoarseness or any other indica
tion that his voice was affected.
The emperor's daily course of life is
such as to almost in itself give the lie
to the report. Only last week the em
peror participated in a wild boar hunt
and killed fifty-four swine.
i i TIM^^
Minnesota "Standpatter" Calls on
President and Is Open to
Tariff Changes Might Not Be a
Calamity to the Coun-
Bpeoial to The Journal.
Chicago, Nov. 17.A Chronicle spe
cial from Washington says:
Mr. McCleary ot Minnesota, who be
longs to that class of standpatters that
have heretofore met all suggestions ap-
ertaining to tariff tinkering with
denunciation, amazed his friends
when, after an interview with the pres
ident, he tacitly admitted that revision
by the fifty-ninth congress might not
be a calamity.
"My own judgment is," said Mr.
McCleary, "that if the tariff is to be
revised in the next tour years, it will
be better that it be done at an early
day. Personally I am a 'standpatter,'
but if a gain for the whole people, of
the United States is to be achieved by
revision of the tariff, either up or down,
I am tor it. The effect on the whole
people seems to me to be the final test
upon the question. As to that, no de
cision has been reached.''
President Roosevelt is handling this
ddicate subject with such consummate
skill and tact that, instead of exciting
bitter animosities and producing dis
astrous divisions in his own party, he
is actually bringing together on com
mon ground men who represent every
shade of tariff thought.
President Gaining Mastery.
The president is gradually gaining a
mastery of the situation that will here
after enable him to bring forth a de
cisive program, which will doubtless
rrceivc the indorsement of his party
While the "standpatters" are dis
posed at this time to point to the result
of the late election as an indorsement
of their position, and assert that there
is Jess reason now than ever before to
revise the tariff, they are readier to
listen to arguments on the other side of
It is not an exaggeration to say that
the simple fact that the president has
suggested the advisability of consider
ing revision, in itself constitutes a
powerful and even determining influ
ence on this class of legislators. They
realize that Mr. Eoosevelt's views are
likely to appeal strongly to the Ameri
The question of reducing southern
representation under the powers vested
in congress by the fifteenth amendment,
presents so many complex features, ac
cording to well-informed republican
leaders, that even tho it should be taken
up in earnest by the fifty-ninth con
gress, no satisfactory result can be
achieved for several years.
It is a curious fact that a great many
influential northern republicans are not
disposed to deal with the subject. They
have no serious convictions in opposi
tion to the program which has repeat
edly been proposed by Judge Crum
packer of Indiana, but they feel, as
many of them feel about the_ tariff,,
that they ought to lei it alone.
Representative Payne of New York,
a leader of the house majority, fairly
stated his position to a great many of
his assistants during the day, when he
said that he thought it would be wiBer
not to undertake to legislate in favor
of reduced representation until after
the next census. That would be taken
FROM CANAL WORK
Michigan Member of Isthmian
Washington, Nov. 17.Frank J.
Hecker has resigned as a member of the
Panama canal commission, explaining
that the climate of the canal zone is
very unfavorable to his health.
The president, in his reply, says:
I appointed you because I believed you
were exactly the type of business man we
needed on the commission, and the ability
with which you have served has amply
justified this belief. I am sorry that you
feel that your health will not permit you
to serve longer.
MAY VISIT WASHINGTON
New York Sun Special Service.
Kansas City, Nov, 17.John Ford of
Monett, Mo.,' a republican elector, has
proposed that the entire eighteen mem
bers of the Missouri electoral college go
to Washington together. The electors
meet at the state capitol in January and
officially cast their votes. One memfeer
is then elected to carry the returns to
Washington. Mr. Ford thinks each of
the electors will want to be the messen
ger. To please everybody and because
Missouri has done a most extraordinary
thing in selecting republican electors,
he proposes that the eighteen go in a
body. Several other electors concur in
NO MONEY IN RIO REVOLT.
London, Nov. 17.Lord Rothschild to
day received a cable dispatch from his
agents at Rio Janeiro saying that the re
cent disturbances there had no political
significance or serious results. Lord
Rothschild said,: "I am not in the least
disturbed and do not apprehend any
financial difficulties in consequence of the
NEW COUNSEL IN
Lawyer Who Defended the Chi
cago Bandits Will Join the
Special to The Journal.
,~New Ulm, Minn., Nov. 17.Affairs
are rapidly reaching a climax in the
Gebhard murder case. Following close
upon the request of the Pinkerton de
tectives to have County Attorney Eidar
Hoidal resign, comes the announcement
that George M. Pompan, a former class
mate of Dr. Gebhard, and a prominent
Chicago attorney, wilk.arrive in New
Ulm tonight and take charge of the
case. He has been retained by the Geb
hard family and comes with the deter
mination to bring the famous mystery
to an early solution.
Pompan gained~fame in Chicago a
year ago by defending the car barn
bandits. was a jlos friend of the
murdered man, and knows many of the
secrets of his life. Citizens here ex
pect that he will take active steps as
soon as he has time to review the sit
uation, and it is thought that arrests
will be made at once.
While the detectives now believe
that the hammer with which the den
tist was murdered belonged to him, yet
they are leaving no stone unturned to
establish its history. A report reached
here yesterday that Dr. Thomas, a vet
erinary surgeon at Eagle Lake, Minn.,
had lost a hammer that answers to the
description of the one with which Geb
hard was killed. Detectives took the
hammer to Eagle Lake today to see if
Dr. Thomas could identify it. The pub
lic here, however, gives little credence
to this report, for it is believed the
hammer belonged to Gebhard.
The situation so far as Dr. George R.
Koch and Asa Brooks are concerned
is unchanged. Neither has been ar
rested, but both believe that they will
be soon. They do not know what evi
dence the detectives have against them
and can make no statements. Dr. Koch
says he has told all he knows about the
affair, and that his name has been con
nected with it only by a train of cir
cumstances which are nothing more
HOIDALE I N ST. PAUL.
New Ulm Attorney Defends Himself
Einar Hoidale, county attorney at
New Ulm, was in St. Paul today for the
purpose of continuing his investiga
tion into the Gebhard murder mystery.""
I am here in connection with that
case," he said.
"We are doing the best we possibly
can to ferret out the murderer and as
to the story that I have in my official
capacity hampered the work of the of
ficers and detectives who are working
on the case, all I have to say is that\the
chief of police, sheriff and detectives,
without exception, deny the malicious
"The pressure reported to have been
brought on me to step aside from the
case is confined to the efforts of two or
three^ individuals and has no support
from the general public of New Ulm'.",
H. GASSAWAY DAVIS IS 81.
Elkins, W. Va., Nov. 17.Henry Gass
away Davis, who "also ran" a week ago
Tuesday, was 81 years old yesterday.
THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 17, 1904.
TIME FOR TARIFF REVISION.
G. O. P.Mr. Tailor, I wish you would have the up-to-date creases put in my pants
getting very baggy at the knees.
YIEW ON DUNN NO
Governor's Attitude in Campaign
Has No Bearing on Federal
By W. W.^ermane.
Washington, Nov/17.'With reference
to a story published today in the twin
cities, under a Washington date, say
ing that Governor Van Sant will be op
posed for a federal appointment, be
cause of his attitude toward Dunn in
the recent gubernatorial campaign, I
have the highest authority for making
the following statement:
"The White House has not heard
Governor Van Sant's name mentioned
in connection with any federal appoint
ment, and has no knowledge that it is
his plan, or that of his friends, to ask
for one. No question of federal ap
pointments from Minnesota has been
discussed with the president for many
"Should Governor Van Sant ever be
suggested for federal office,
will be considered strictly on its merits
in accordance with the president's well
known policy, and what he may have
done or not done in the recent guberna
torial campaign, will not be a determin
FRANK S. BLACK
FOR DEPEW TOGA
Combat of Odell and Piatt Ma
chines Over Senatorship Will
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Nov. 17.With Frank S.
Black pitted against Chauncev M.
pew for the senate, and the* Odell and
Piatt machines lined up behind these
contestants, it is now a practical cer
tainty that the coming session of the
legislature will witness the most bitter
and, in all probability, the last battle
between the Piatt and Odell forces.
Realizing that he has a fight on his
hands, Senator Depew has opened the
contest by writing to every assembly
man and senator of the newly elected
legislature and, with the aid of Senator
Piatt and all the Tioga statesman's loyal
lieutenants, is working hard to obtain
AUSTRIAN BUDGET IS IN.
Vienna, Nov. 17.The budget for 1905
was submitted to the reichsrath today.
The expenditure is estimated at $355,-
285,330 and the revenue at $355,580,277.
New rentes amounting to $2,894,800 Will
be issued for the redemption of the bonds
of the public debt falling due -in 1905.
POLICE MATRON DEAD.
Kansas City, Nov. 17.Mrs. Patti
Moore, police matron of this city, died
at her home here today after a long ill
ness ,aged 62 years. Mrs. Moore was a
member of the National Matrons soci
ety and was well known, especially in
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SLUGGED HIM AND
LEFT HIM TO DIE
Old John Erickson, Dazed and
Bruised, Wanders About
After being beaten to insensibility
and robbed by thugs whd left him forbbth
dead, John Erickson, a farmer, 60 years
old, wandered about the fields for two
days in a delirium, vainly searching for
his home. He regained his senses this
morning, when he was in a field a few
miles north of Minneapolis.
Erickson was assaulted as he was re
turning from the city Monday night to
his home, eight miles beyond Camden
Place. He was driving along leisurely
when he was suddenly attacked by two
ruffians, who threw him from his wag
on and beat him with a slungshot until
he gave up his money, about $30 in all.
They then jumped into the wagon and
drove away, leaving the old man to die.
Farmers in the vicinity heard the rob
bers drive along the road at breakneck
After that, Erickson savs he remem
bers nothing distinctly until he regained
his senses this morning. He has a faint
recollection of wandering about without
food and constantly looking for home.
As soon as he regained his senses he
persuaded a farmer to take him home
and then to the nearest telephone sta
tion, where he notified the police to look
for his team.
Erickson's family notified the police
Tuesday that he was missing, but they
little thought he had met with thugs,
and were searching for him only in the
ROYALTY PARADES IN
OPAQUE LONDON FOG
London, Nov. 17.King Charles
and Queen Amelia of Portugal passed
procession thru the streets of London
today and had luncheon at the Guild
hall as the guests of the lord mayor
and corporation. As a pageant the
royal progress thru the lamplit streets of
the city could not be regarded by even
the most enthusiastic as a success. An
opaque fog at some parts of the route,
so dense that it was impossible to see
more than fifty yards ahead, veiled the
overhead decorations. The crowds were
not large, but nothing was lacking in
the warmth of the reception accorded.
BLACK SKUNK FARM
PAYS GOOD DIVIDENDS
New York Sun Special Seivice.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Nov. 17.A
Columbia county farmer is making
money conducting a skunk farm. The
animals breed once a year, producing
five to seven young at a litter. After
two years of experimenting, the owner
of the farm believes that, by judicious
mating, he can breed a nearly black
furred skunk. There is good demand
for the pelt. The animals are quite
tame in captivity and the caretaker
handles them with impunity.
ON CITY SOLOflS
Seventh District Candidate and
His Committee Confer with
Both City Delegations Inclined to
,Go, Slow and Make Best
/& Terms Possible.
The twin citieB are the focus of the
speakership contest today. The cam
paign for speaker of the Minnesota
house has barely started, but it is al
ready going at a rapid pace.
The seventh district delegation,
which unanimously indorsed Frank
Clague yesterday, descended on the
twin cities today to proselyte the Hen
nepin and Eamsey delegations. They
spent the morning in St. Paul confer
ring with the fourth district steering
committee, and came on to Minneapolis
late this afternoon.
It. J. Wells of Breckenridge, who also
hopes to be speaker, was in St. Paul to
day. Mr. Clague came with the sev
enth district steering committee, which
includes T. T. Ofsthun of Glenwood,
chairman R. A. Gandrud, Cundberg, A.
D. Larson, Herman E. Rachie, Lac
Parle, The Clague men spent most of
the morning arranging for a meeting
this afternoon with the steering com
mittee of the fourth district delegation,
consisting of Fulton, chairman Haskell,
Lemon, Zelch and Oleson. Said Mr.
Clague this morning:
believe I have many more votes
pledged than any other speakership can
didate, and that I am now on the win
He estimates his pledged strength at
the entire seventh district, twelve the
entire third district, fourteen, and
parts of the first and second, with iwo
in the eighth district. Said T. T.
Ofsthun of the Clague committee:
"We realize that to get Ramsey we
must pay for it, but we are in a posi
tion to /grant whatever may be asked
in a fair way."
Wait for Absent Members.
At the conference this afternoon with
the Ramsey committee, it is certain no
pledge will be definitely given for
Clague. Said Chairman Fulton to he
Nelson and Volmer, belonging to the
fourth district delegation,are now absent
from their homes and we have agreed
not to make any pledges to anybody
until they return and can be consulted,
as well as the other members of the dis
General indications are that Ramsey
is favorable to the Clague candidacy if
Clague will promise Ramsey a good
share of plums.
R. Wells of Breckenridge said to
I wish to deny a statement recently
published that about two weeks ago I
was in a conference at the Merchants'
hotel in St. Paul relative to the speak
ership. I have not been in St. Paul
before today since early in October. I
am here today to watch the speakership
contest. I am a candidate myself. I
have made no pledges to anybody. If the
contest is not settled within two weksr
my district, the ninth, will caucus and
jeither indorse me or AdamS of Fergus
Falls for speaker or it may be if we will
then in the field, the district will
divide. I have had considerable en
couragement from members from the
sixth, eighth and first districts, as a
second choice candidate."
R. A. Wilkinson, general solicitor of
the Great Northern, i3 spending much
time at the Merchant's" hotel, gossip
says in the interests of Hugo's candi
dacy for the speakership.
Want to Be Shown.
The Hennepin steering committee
was expecting a conference with the
seventh district delegation at noon to
day, but Mr. Clague and his colleagues
wene detained in St. Paul, and the
meeting did not occur until late this
afternoon. The Hennepin men want to
know just how much strength Clague
can show. The feeling in the delega-
tion is very friendl-y to him, but the
steering committee will not decide in
his favor unless it is apparent that he
can win. The steering committee has
no authority to make terms, but only
to investigate and report, and the dele
gation is at present bound by no agree
ment. The unit rule may not be agreed
to by all the fifteen, in which case the
delegation may organize in a squadron,
with two or three of the members left
outside to look after themselves.
The Hennepin members are likely to
meet again before the close of the
week, whenever the steering commit
tee feels that it is time to act. The
Ramsey delegation wants to play ball
with Hennepin, but no attempt to get
together and form an agreement has
yet been made.
Members from Ramsey Would Like a
Concert With Hennepin.
The fourth district republican mem
bers caucused yesterday afternoon, and
selected T. C. Fulton of White Bear as
chairman of the delegation. He was
also made chairman of a steering com
mittee of five, the other members being
Lemon and Haskell of Ramsey, Zelch of
Washington and Oleson of Chisago.
The delegation took no action on
speakershit), but talked of bringing out
a Ramsey county candidate, just to af
ford a temporary stopping place. There
was some talk of making a deal with
Hennepin and bringing out a new
The senatorial question was discussed
somewhat, and it was admitted that a
fight was in store for Clapp. None of
the members would admit opposition to
Clapp, but it is claimed that five of the
eight Ramsey county men, one from
Washington and one from Chisago are
ready to break away to some other St.
SEVENTH I S FOR CLAGUE
Schmahl Denied an Indorsement at
Granite Falls Meeting.
Special to The Journal.
Granite Falls, Minn., Nov. 17.The
representatives-elect of the seventh con-
Continued on Second Page.
ICAL THE WEATHER
Pair tonight and Friday.
Today, max. 54, tola. 38.
Year ago, max. 18, min. 16.
14 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK.
TROOPS DRIVEN TO
BURROWS BY COLU
Oyama and Kuropatkin Not Like^lf
ly to Join Battle Owing to
JAPANESE DRIVE IN k|,
General Forward Movement, How
ever, Is Regarded as Highly
Chan-sian-ou-tun, Manchuria, Gaaerar^
Kuropatkin's headquarters, Nov. 17.T~
The Japanese, according to the Russian'
scouts, are heavily fortifying their secV
ond line of defense along the Tai-tse
STOESSEL WILL HOLD ON
War Office Says Port Arthur Is Goofe
for Months Yet. "p-"
St. Petersburg, Nov. 17.As a result,
of the dispatches received from Lieu
tenant General Stoessel, the war office'
.expresses entire confidence that Port
Arthur will be able to hold out till the
arrival of the Russian second Pacific^,
AFTER THE RASTOROPNY
ap Destroyers at Ohi-fu Leave
Learning Vessel's Fate.
Chi-fu, 17.Three Japanese tor-
Mukden, Nov. 16, via Tientsin,
Nov. 17.Four days sharp cold has si-*
lenced the artillery and infantry fire
between the opposing positions and has
driven the soldiers into their dugouts
along the entire intrenched line. The
apparent impossibility of either side's
ejecting the other from its burrows and
the fact that in the event of one side's
succeeding in advancing it could not dig
the other out of its cantonment on ac
count of the frost, seems to promise a
winter's inactivity, altho the Japanese
three days ago made a small reconnais
sance toward the extreme east and
back the Russian cavalry a few
miles as tho they were investigating the,
possibilities for a flanking movement.
It seems impossible that either side in^
any case could more than occupy the*
opponent's winter quarters.
The wells along the lines are dry and
both sides use the Shak-he river where
the soldiers approach unarmed and get
water under recognized mutual sanc
tion not to fire on a single soldier. Hero
the noble art of war is confined tor
fisticuffs and swapping cigarettes, jack
knives and food, all of which are prized.
Familiarities are inevitable where long
lines are in continued contact. Th
armies have now been stationary for so
long that they are drawing supplies or
fuel and horse forage from the distant
rear, all other supplies being exhausted.
If there is to be any activity at the
front in the near future, it is apparent
that the initiative must be taken by the
It is reported that the Japanese arf
concentrating strong forces on theu&lV
left and center, undoubtedly with the
realization that they must be assured of
speedy success before attacking, as it
will be impossible for their armies to re
main in the field without shelter, owingy^l
to the bitterly cold nights. i
The Russians have greatly strenflj'-t
ened their positions, and hope to hjpldF-^
Mukden thru the winter.
edo destroyers which entered the
this morning to ascertain wheth
er the Russian torpedo boat destroyer
Rastoropny was here, and then disap
eared, this afternoon. The
consul sent a cutter out to
meet them and informed the Kasumi,
that the Rastoropny had been sunk. The
consul says this was the first the ships
knew of the sinking of the Rastoropny.
The Kasumi transmitted the informa
tion by wireless telegraphy to the Jap
anese flagship, whereupon the destroy
ers disappeared in the direction of Port
The sinking of the Rastoropny by the
Russians relieved the Japanese of the
embarrassing necessity of repeating the
Ryeshitelni incident, which would have
aroused indignation, while a failure to
destroy or cut the Rastoropny out
would have appeared like admitting
previous wrong doing.
SINKS JAP DESTROYER
Midshipman of Russian Port Arthur
Squadron Deals Blow to Japanese.
Chi-fu, Nov. 17.The Port Arthur
newspaper, Novikrai, of Nov. 11, copies
of which were brought to Chi-fu this
morning by the Russian torpedpboat de
stroyer Rastoropny, prints brief details
of a daring exploit which resulted in
the sinking of a four-funneled Japanese
Japanese torpedoboats and one de
stroyer were engaged in removing mines,
mostly their own, from Tache bay on
Nov. 3. Midshipman Dimitrieff conceived
the idea that he could torpedo the Japa
nese boats under cover of darkness, as
the latter were very busy and en-joying
a fancied security. I was the very
audacity of the plan, the Novikrai says,
that made it successful. Securing a
steam launch from the battleship Ret
vizan, one carrying a torpedo tube and
by a half-dozen, silent vol
unteers. Midshipman Dimitrieff, in the
dense darkness, slipped out of the har
bor and sent a torpedo against a de
stroyer and then escaped. The de
Russian Ambassador to England Not to.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 17.The facta I
do not warrant the sensational report
that Count Benkendorff, the Russian
ambassador to Great Britain, may b$
recalled on account of the present hitch
in the Anglo-Russian North Sea conven
tion, as intimated by the London Daily
Telegraph this morning in a dispatch
from St. Petersburg. Russia has taken
exception to th language of the Eng'- 1
lish text of the article relating to fixing
th'e blame and has proposed some modi
fications, but there is no evidence yet
that a deadlock ha^been^eAciieiL