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Vol. XJ-.VI. No. 271--12 Pagbs. Sait Lakhs Oinr, Utah, Tuesday Moenik'Gs Jaktjary 12. 1904, Five Oekts. M
jA' , NAMES BOARD
B IF PUBLIC WORKS
!inees Promptly Con
Kfirm0d by Council.
IjBA BI-PARTISAN B8BY
Klricnt Hewlett Names His
fgAdministration St-arts Off With
Parent Harmony Between the
jHfc Mayor and Council.
?aBteOAIU3 OF PUBLIC DORICS.
me. A. Wall, chairman, Dum.,
jKurth ward Klines. 4
JKjJtcphcu Hays, Dem, First ward 4-
ijtCjbcrt Fisher, Dem., Second
;Erd Brewer. 4
PtoMWi W. Rlter, Rep., Fifth ward
'Jntf D. Wood, Rep.. Fourth ward
Kvo stock. 4
Bnew City Council held Its first
;lBjv session last night. There was
TafrBtrbuIence or discord and the free
rMnnances of the last body appear
:t3Bfat an end. The legislative cham
TjKas filled with a large crowd,
prominent men being present,
fjjKhe Great majority were positlon
?Wr3. The body was called to order
-Bly Recorder Crltchlow promptly
o'clock, and adjourned one hour
-VjMRcn minutes later after disposing
jjiBmslderable business. Every inein
.".Sh'as present with the single ex
lin of Councilman E. IT. Davis.
hB- president announced the stand
IfSBjininlticcs of the Council for the
grttwo years at the beginning of
tastlon, under a suspension of the
The communication of Chalr
Clawson of tho old Board of Pub
r6rks. as published in full here
i hi The Tribune, asking that the
nets for the sewer and water
(extension be re-awarded to Ken
tiz Co., was the cause of some
lelon between the new and old
kts, and resulted In a vote being
; Clawson was turned down
Tuddenham being the only
er desiring a repetition of the old
Sveroy. Mayor Morris sent in
imes of the members of the new
I, of Public "Works, and they were
med by a unanimous vote of the
sen Councllmen present.
REISER AS A CLERIC.
ct Supervisor P. S. Condie asked
fthe appointment of Albert S.
t as clerk of the stroet and irrl
t department be confirmed. The
iilment is but temporary, Da
A.. J.) moved that the matter be
red and Hartenstein offered an
jiment that tho appointment be
'med. Tho amendment carried by
'following vote: Ayes Barnes,
ptrom, Hartenstcin, Preece, Tud
jjm. "Vc11b. Wood and Hewlett.
3 a-Black, Davis (A. J."), Dean. Ilob-
glfXVavtfn and Neuhauscn.
ilGHT CHANGE IN RULES,
committee of five named a week
,draft rules for the present Coun
:omniendod that the past rules
opted, with these exceptions:
itlie body meet from November
April 1st at 7:30 and from April
i .October 31st at S 'o'clock p. m.;
he improvement committee con
f five members, and that a coin
x on engineering be created to
i, of five members. The word
Ing was added to the sewer com-
PLTJM FOR FERNSTROM.
ft one exception, the ehalrman
,Qt all the committees are held
publicans. The exception Is the
Utec on municipal laws, one of
lost Important, of which Fcrn
. the leader of the solid eight. Is
, chairman. President Hewlett
Ined, that he had given Mr. Fcrn
...thls offii'c owing to his long ser
M a Councilman. The commlt
ire as follows, the first named In
lease belnc the chairman:
ftlo Grounds Hobday, Preece,
m, Hortenstelii, Neuhauscn.
povemenlB Martin, "Wood, Tud-
u. Black, E. H. Davis?.
Kclpal Laws Fernslrom, A. J.
JL-Wood, A. J. Davis, Tudden
BB. II. Davis. Martin,
j SgjB1" Canal and Irrigation Dean,
f5Bi- ob'lR'' Wells. Fernslrom.
Btets Black, Hurtenptcln, Wood.
StWR.nce A J Davis, Dean, Wells,
age and Plumbing Black. Mar
VRartcnsteln, Barnes, Dean.
i WRl arul Prison Departments
flB rtiUt Fcrnstrom. A. J. Da
piftensteui. 'irtfrlM. pepartment Martin. Dean, E.
j WY'3 Tuddenham, Neuhauscn.
?j2m2H Hobday, Wood. "Wells.
JIrnvorlsA' J Davis?, Preece, I
-tJp'pun Tuddenham. Martin.
II ,'iRiery B1'ick, Hobday, llartcn
mp., E, II, Davis.
-fliSr ,on Wood, Fernslrom, Hobday.
rlncerlng Neuhausen. Martin,
--Jlons Preece, Black, Tudden-
ac Hobday. Barnes. A. J. Da-
;K ; iContlnucd on l'ogc 10
X PLEABS GUILTY
X T8 MURDERING X
SEVEN INDIANS 4
Helena, Mont., Jan. 11 In the -f
-I- ITnllcd States court today Jnines -f
4- Little Plume, who was chnrscd with 4
4 the murder of sovm Indians on the 4
4 Blackfoot reservation in October, 4
4- pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Ho 4
-f- will bo sentenced tomorrow. Littlo 4
riumo pleaded guilty to each of the -f-
4- murders, and the maximum penalty 4
4- ho 'can receive Is seventy years. 4
4 The Indian committed tho crimes 4
4- whllo lie was drunk, nhootlng his 4
-f victims whllo they were asleep. Tho 4
4- white man who is alleged to havo 4
-t- furnished tho whisky is now on 4
4- trial charged with selling tho liquor 4
4- to the Indian. -f-
4 4-4-' 44-4-4-4-4-44-4 4 4 4
LITTLE SOING IN SENATE.
Senator Morgan Introduces a Resolu
tion Regarding the Nicaraguan
Washington, Jan. 11. Senator Mor
gan today Introduced a concurrent reso
lution calling upon the President to
proceed, under the terms of the Spooncr
act, to construct an Isthmian canal on
the Costa Rica and Nicaraguan route.
The resolution went over under the
Senator Stewart introduced a resolu
tion directing the Committee on Appro
priations to conduct an investigation of
the various Government departments
to determine how many additional
clerks would be required to avoid the
necessity of the department's Increas
ing the hours o'f labor from 4 to 4. 30
j. m. Mr. Stewart asked immediate
consideration, but objection was raised
by Mr. Galllngcr, who inquired If the
law does not require seven hours labor
from clerks employed in the depart
ments. "Thnt is the law." said Mr. Stewart,
"but I am against the law as well as
this new order."
"Then." said Mr. Gallingcr. "I think
the Senator should direct the resolu
tion against the law and seek to revise
It." The resolution went over.
On motion of Mr. Lodge the Senate
went into executive session. When the
doors wore reopened the Senate was
officially notified of the death of Repre
sentative Skiles of Ohio. After ap
pointing a committee to attend thq
funeral the Senate, as a further mark of
WARSHIPS AT GUAM.
Part of Uncle Sam's Asiatic Fleet
Has Arrived at the
Washington, Jan. 11. A cablegram
today from Rear-Admiral Evans, com
manding the Asiatic fleet, announced
the arrival of the battleships Ken
tucky, Oregon and Wisconsin at Guam
from Honolulu on their way to Subig
Bay. It Is expected that the cruiser
squadron consisting of the New Or
leans, Albany. Cincinnati and Raleigh
will arrive at Guam today or tomor
row. The cruisers left Honolulu in
company with the battleships, but, un
like the latter, stopped en route at
the Midway islands.
Renr-Admiral Evans will remain at
Guam until the cruiser squadron ar
rives there, and it ly expected that he
will be fully advised by cable of the
policy of the United States Govern
ment In the event of war between Rus
sia and Japan. In order that he may
dispose of the vessels of his fleet In ac
cordance with that policy.
60V. BUSHNELL STRICKEN.
Former Governor of Ohio Attacked
"With Apoplexy and Is in a
Columbus, O., Jan. 11. Just as he ar
rived at the union station shortly after
4 o'clock this afternoon to take a train
for Springfield, former Governor Asa S.
Bushnell was stricken with apoplexy
and la now In a serious condition. The
attending physicians held out little hope
Gov. Bushnell had been here during
tho day and was about to take a train
for .his home In Springfield. Ills car
Mage had arrived at the 3tatlon, and
the driver upon opening tho door found
him in an almost unconsloua condition.
He wa taken to a hospital.
At S p. m. former Govornor Bushnell
was reported slightly Improved, but his
condition is extremely critical. He had
rallied sufficiently to be able to recog
nize his son, John L. Bushnell, who had
(just arrived from Springfield.
At 31 o'clock tonight Dr. Loving
said: "I have only slight hopes of Mr.
SIX MEN PERISH..
Die in Explosion of Boiler in a Saw
Mill at Hicks Lake, Osccolai
Tustln, Mich., Jan. 11. The boiler In
the saw mill, owned by H. W. Marsh
of Manistee, located at Hicks. Lake, In
Osceola county, exploded today and
killed six men, Injuring four others,
F. L. Morris.
Len Pulton. '
All were married and lived In Dlgh-ton.
THE MAD MULLAH
One Thousand of Mullah's
BATTLE FOUGHT AT JI1BALL1
Forces sf Great Britain Lost
Tws Officirs Killed.
Nine Officers and Twenty-Three Men
Wounded, Including Regulars, Na
tive Troops and Irregulars.
Aden. Arabia. Jan. 11. An engage
ment In Somallland between a British
force and the forces of the Mad Mullah
has resulted in a severe defeat of the
latter, who lost 1000 men killed. The
British suffered two officers killed and
eight severely wounded.
London, Jan. 11. The War office to
day gave out the following dispatch,
which had been received from Maj.
Gn. Egcrton, commanding the Comall
land expeditionary force and which Is
dated from Jldballl, Soinililand, Jan
"Advanced this morning twelve miles
to Jldballl. First brigade, commanded
by Manning; Second brigade, under
Fagklns, and mounted troops, under
Kenna. Total strength of the regulars,
2200; Irregulars. 1000. Jidballl held by
5000 dervishes. Mounted troops envel
oped enemy's right and infantry ad
vanced within 700 yards of his poslton.
Dervishes advanced, but were unable to
face frontal fire coupled with Hank at
tack. Enemy broke and lied and was
pursued ten miles. Dervishes killed es
timated at 1000, mostly In pursuit. Many
prisoners and 400 rifles taken,
"I regret to report that two officers of
regulars were killed and nine officers
wounded? of native troops teven killed
and sixteen wountleddf Irregulars two
killed and two wounded. Am Inclined
to think this Is the Mullah's main force.
The Mullah himself was not present,
but was expected at Jldballi today."
Maj.-Gcn. Egerton's force is camping j
tonight two miles beyond Jldballi.
A later dispatch from Gen. Egerton
says that one officer. Capt. Lister, Is
missing. Capt. Lister Is Lord Rlbbles
dalc's son and heir.
ROAD TO COLDFOn.
U. S. Commissioner at Most Northerly
Station of U. S. Wants Better
Washington. Jan. 11. D. A. McKcn
zle, United States Commissioner at
Coldfoot, on the Koyukuk river, Alaska,
had an interview with the President
today. The postoffice at Coldfoot is
one of the most northerly stations of
the United States. The postmaster is
a woman. She receives and sends out
ten mails each year.
Commissioner McKen2lc Is In Wash
ington to urge on tho authorities the
necessity of Improving the transporta
tion (facilities of Alaska. A road, he
suggests, be constructed from the Yu
kon river to the Coldfoot region and a
reindeer station bo established In the
northern part of the Territory, where
reindeer may be bred both for food and
for carrying of burdens.
Mr. McKenzle says It Is Impossible
now to obtain fresh meat In Coldfoot
except that of wild animals killed In
the vicinity, and that Is scarce. Pro
visions of all kinds are high, as on ac
count of tho practical Impassabllily of
the trails It costs J400 a ton to trans
port vvo islons from Seattle to Cold
font. Commissioner McKenzlo called tho
President's attention to the urgent need
that the colony of Americans located at
Coldfoot be given reasonable transpor
tation facilities by the Government,
Mrs. Hobs on Is Dying.
Boulder, Colo., Jan. 11. The mother
of Capt Richmond Jlobson. the hero . of
Santiago Harbor, Is dying at the home
of Shirley Davis of Boulder, and her
son has been telegraphed to como. Mrs.
Hobson Ih CO years of nge and has
been an invalid for twenty years.
Killed in a Collision.
Chicago Jan. 11. A molorman was
killed and five paesengers wore Injured,
Eomo fatally, In a collision between an
Irving Park electric car end a Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul paAsonger train
today. Slippery roils caused tho accident.
44 44- 4-4- 44 4 4
X REMARKABLE CASE X
X MASQUERADING X
4- Boise, Ida., Jan. II. A romark- 4
4- able case of a woman masquerading 4
4 as a man ha3 just coaio to light 4
4 near Rockvlllc, in tho western part 4
4- of this Suite, near the Oregon line. 4
4- A few days ago Joo Monoghan, a 4
4- well-known cowboy, died suddenly 4
4- at the realdencc of Barney Malloy, 4
-f on. Succor creek, In Oregon. When 4
-f- tho body was bclnp? prepared for 4-
-f- burial' it was found tho deceased
4- was a. woman. Sho had ridden tho 4-
4 ranges of castorn Oregon for 4
4- twenty-fivo years and was widely 4
4- known as an expert, faithful, un- 4
4- tiring cowboy. Sho worked for tho 4
4- cattlcmon during the summer, and 4-
4- In tho winter looked after stock of 4
4- her own. of which she possessed 4
4- quite a herd. Tho woman was small 4
4 of stature, but very actlvo and 4-
4- strong. She was an export shot 4"
4- with revolver and rifle. Her home 4
-j- was In a dugout near Rockvllle. 4-
4- Sho was well liked by all who knew 4-
her, but sho avoided people much,
-f- excepting as sho came In contact 4
4 with them In her own work. Do- 4
-f- ceased was about 51 years of age. --
Nothing Is known of her ante- 4
4 cedants. She served on J urlcs In 4
-f- Oregon and vot?d at all elections. 4-
THIS MORNING'S NEWS.
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY Senate
confirms the nomination or Minister
15uchunan....Tho Scnato adjourned as a
mark of respect to the lato Senator Skllos
of Ohio ...Pneumonia epidemic raging- In
New York.... Senator Morgan introduces
a resolution regarding Nicaragua canal... -Ex-C-ov.
Bu3hncll of Ohio stricken with
apoplexy ...Postmaster-General Payno re
ports on the operations of the Postofflco
department for tho year.... Man accused
of swindling tnirty-two hotels out of ?10.
000 eludes Massachusetts officers. ...Trip
lets arrive In family of sixteen In OlUo.
Chicago Coroner will nmko searching
Investigation Into Iroquois fire.
FOREIGN Moscow declares that Japan
Is better armed and equipped than Rus
sia... Russia will respect Manchurlan
tx-otity Japanese Ministry will decide
tcday upon response to Russian note
Three hundred Colombian troops land at
St. Andrew's Island.... American Minister
to Panama is entertained at a banquet
Government troops win an important vic
tory with lnHurgcnts in Uruguay.... Brit
ish soldiers slay 1000 of the Mad Mullah's
MOUNTAIN AND COAST National
Wool-Growers' association Is convened at
Portland... --Barber at Lewlston. Mont,,
shoots down a friend... .Denver & Rio
Grande freight train domllc-d att Florence.
Colo., by train wreckers.... Ed Armstrong
was shot and killed on a limited train
near Auburn, Cul... .Oakland races fin
ished. CITY Mayor Morris names a Board of
Public Works, which is confirmed by the
Council.... President Hewlett names his
standing committees Abstract of Audi
tor Reiser's report. .. Death of Joseph
Bull, Sr.... Mill Creek has a groat sleigh
ride ...Salt Lake Medical association
holds annual mooting. ...Land and Water
C ommlssloncr's annual report Athletics
plan a big boneht entcrtalnmont for the
stricken street car families.... naif of the
Constitution building sold to a Now York
man... Shockley Is given a cell In tho
death row at tho penitentiary... .Report
that tho snowstorm was general over tho
State Three of tho men Injured m the
Bingham wreck brought to the city for
treatment Light and street car forco
in one office. Big oil company Incorpor
ates... -Rose, tho murderer, refused to
make a plea In court Four cases of
smallpox appear Lund-owners prepare
to meet nvdiorcrapher Newell on the Utah
lake proposition. Annual Postal Tele
graph meeting.... Real estate transfers,
53S,5U....Bank clearings, $75S,SI.
FRIAR LANS B6NDS.
Eighty Bidders Present When Pro
posals Were Opened at the
Washington. Jan. 11. Bids for the
Philippine friar lands bonds were
opened at the State department today.
The highest bid for the purchase of
tho entire Issue of $7,000,000 wus from
Harvej Fiske &. Sons, associated with
FIske & Robinson, and the National
City Bank of New York. Their fig
ures were: For all or none of the bonds.
$107,577: for all or any part of the
bonds, 5105.57. Thore were eighty bid
ders In nil, and much higher figures
were offered for smaller lots of the
NEW FOREST RESERVE.
Six Hundred "Thousand Acres Ordered
Withdrawn in Washington Coun
ty for Purpose.
Washington, Jan. 11. Some 600.000
acres in Washington county were today
ordered withdrawn temporarily from all
forms of entry except mineral with a
view of creating a forest reserve In thnt
section of Eouthwe?tern Utah. Tho for
est roscrvo sought to be perpetually re
served is generally known as Pine
Rlplne Valley mountains.
BY MOSCOW PRESS
It Would Involve Enormous
WOULD PROFIT ADVENTURERS
Czar Should Faster Intarnal
Press Declares Japan Has Great Army
Near Scene, and Is Better ATmcd
and Equipped Than Russia.
Moscow. Jan. 11. Notwithstanding j
the rumors of movements on the part
of the Russian and Japanese armies
and navies war Is not considered likely
here. The Russklja VcdomostI, which
reflects the opinion of Influential
merchants and the educated middle
"It Is more Important for Russia to
foster Internal developments and
husband her resources for a weightier
purpose than to seek the acquisition of
a yellow Ruhfla, Involving enormous
expenditures and profiting only ad
venturers." The paper ridicules the reports of the
depreciation of Japanese strength, and
says: "She has 5.000.000 of men nearer
the scene than Russia's 1.000.000. Japan
Is better armed and equipped and has
powerful backers. Russia can not profit
by a victory, and the results of her de
feat would be appalling to the country."
The Moskowskija Vemomosll says It
is announced that Russia lias accquired
the rights for the Holland sub-marine
torpedo boats, and adds that It con
sldorH "This will render the building of
costly hatttlcships unnecessary."
WILD RESPECT RIGHTS.
Russia Will Not Disturb Treaties Re-
- gafding Manchuria.'
Berlin. Jan. 11. The Russian Gov
ernment has informed the powers that
it will respect fully the right any na
tion has In Manchuria under treaty
wllh China, This declaration Is made
Russia thus removes from the nego
tiations ono of the points upon which
Japan counted for the moral support of
other powers and whereon ?he special
ly had the sympathy of the United
States and Great Britain.
The terms of Russia's note to Japan
are not known officially here, but It Is
understood to have produced a quiet
ing effect on the Japanese statesmen.
Japan's reply, It is asserted, will be In
a ylmllar tone.
Japan has Informed Germany that
no troops have been landed In Korea
and that Japan has no Intention at
present of doing so.
The statement published In London
on high authority that Germany and
the triple alliance will remain neutral
In the event of war between Russia
and Japan is confirmed here.
Special Dispatches to London Press
Not So Warlike.
London. Jan. 12. Special dispatches
both from St. Petersburg and Toklo to
day tako a calmer view of tho situation.
The view taken' in European capitals,
based on tho outlines of the Russian pro
posals published in Berlin and the Inci
dents of tho past few days, is that al
though Russia has not modified her de
mands oho Is displaying a more concilia
tory tone and a willingness to negotiate,
which is attributed to tho Czar's personal
lnlluenco on tho sldo of peace.
Reports from Toklo and Shanghai say
that the Dowager Empress of China and
her court have for the present abandoned
Iho idea of rieclnp to lislansu on tho ud
vlco of tho foreign Ministers.
Dispatches from Seoul record further
arrivals there of Russian marines, Rus
sia's Intention being to have JOO marines
there, equal to the numbor in tho Japan
cao garrisons in ICorea.
WILL DECIDE TODAY,
Japanese Ministry Discussing the Re
sponse to Russian Note.
Toklo, Jan. 11. Tho note delivered
by Foreign Minister Komura to Baron
de Rosen, the Russian Minister, was
merely preliminary to Japan's formal
response, which has not yet been de
livered. The questions at issue were discussed
(Continued From Pago 1.)
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j WAR BELIEVED T0 BE INEVITABLE, j
4 London, Jan, 12. The Timos's Peking correspondent, cabling under yesterday's date, says the Chlnose Mln- -jj
later at Toklo, at the request of the Japanese Foreign office, telcgraphod the following communication to Prince
t Chliw; t
i "The second Russian reply to the Japanews proposals has been received at Toklo, but It is unfavorablo X
4 and cannot bo nccepted by Japan, who will, unless Russia recedes, bo compelled to promptly resort to arms. T
li "In view of such an eventuality, Japan urges and expects China to maintain tho strictest neutrality, to pre- I
J serve order throughout tho omplre, to guard foreigners resident in tho Interior, and to take special caro to
-v preserve order in the provinces of Shantung and Yunun, lest foreign powers might seize the pretext of dlsor- J
T der and make nggresslvo movements therein." I
4- Tho correspondent says that tho dispatch has deeply impressed the Chinese, who now bellevo war to be In- 4
X ovltablc. He adds that notes looking to the ratification of the treaty between China and Japan were ex.- T
4 changed yesterday afternoon. T
it A m M M H H t KtJA,U.f.t.tt4-44t4t.MrLLlUXiJLJJJ.t.1 M .fr-H.J l.UiUAUJ.LM.t-lU U
t ARMY OFFICERS
I DECLINE TO 60
4 ON RETIRES LIST X
jr Washington, Jan. 11 Threo offl- 4
4 cers of tho army recently havo dc- 4
4 cllned to go on tho rotlrcri list with 4
4 Incrcnsod rank. They aro Brig.- 4
4 Gen. John F. Weston, commissary 4-
-f- general; Brlg.-Gon. A. W. Grecly, 4
4 chief signal officer, and Brig.-Qon. 4
4- G. M. Randall, commanding tho de- 4-
4 parlmcnt of Luzon. Each of theso 4
4 officers was tendered a Mxijor-Gcn- 4-
4 cralcy on condition of his lmmcdlato 4-
4 retirement, and In each caso tho 4-
4 offer wa3 declined on the ground 4"
4- that the officer preferred active 4-
4 duty to promotion under auch con- 4-
4 4 4-4-4 4 4 4 4 4 4-4 4 4-4-4-4 4
MORE NOTES EXCHANGED.
Documents Pass Between Russian and
Japnncse Diplomats in Capital
London, Jan. 12 The Dally Mall's
Toklo correspondent cabling says that
the Baron De Rosen, the Russian
Minister, sent a reply Saturday to For
eign Minister Komuras's communica
tion on Friday and that yesterday M.
Arsenleff. second secretary of the Rus
sian legation, left hurriedly for
Nagasaki with important dispatches to
be forwarded by a Russian warship to
The Japanese Government Is alarmed
at the report that the Russian Black
sea fleet Intends to pass through the
Dardanelles. At the request of the
Toklo authorities. Baron Hayashl.
Japanese Minister to Great Britain, has
made Inquiries on the subject, but the
British Foreign office has not heard
that Russia has asked Turkey's per
mission, and is not inclined to think
Russia will raise such a question In
Europe at the present time, not only on
account of the far Eastern crisis, but
because of the unsettled atata of the
A dispatch from Haroln, a town on the
Manchurlan railroad, describes the Rus
slap war preparations. The Russian
officers declare war Is inevitable, but
add that they are ready. Port Arthur.
It is further asserted, will be occupied
by 1OO.0CO men and in ten days rein
forcements of 100,000 men can- reach
The Japanese Minister at Seoul has
made reiterated demandw, hitherto with
out reault, on the Emperor of Korea
that ho recognise a Japanese protccto
rote of Korea, the Korean government
holding itself to the Ruaao-Japancse
agreement concerning Korea.
REYES QUITS CAPITAL,
Colombian Envoy Leaves Washing
ton, and Negotiations There
fore Suspended for Present.
Washington. Jan. 11. Gen. Rafael
Reyes, Colombian envoy, who has been
In Washington in connection with the
Panama matter for about a month, left
the city at midnight for New York
preparatory to his departure for Colom
bia In a few days. Preceding him
went Gen. Osplna, who came here with
Gen. Reyes as his legal adviser, and
who left for New York on an earlier
train Gen. Ospinn, however, does not
expect to return immediately to
Colombia, as ho has business Interests
in the United Stales demanding his at
tention. The departure of Gen. Reyes docs not
constitute the breaking of diplomatic
relations with the United States, but
merely the suspension of negotiations
which have been going on with the
State department, having In view the
reintegration of Panama as a part of"
the United States of Colombia. Whether
they will be resumed hereafter Is not
Dr. Herran, Colombian Charge, re
mains In Washington to attend to lega
tion business other than Panama
mailers. It is not likely he will leave
the city for two months at least, If then.
His future movements are qulto unde
termined. Advices which- have reached
here from Colombia show that there is
still much excitement there o'er tho
attitude tho United States- has taken hi
the Panama matter.
RESERVED FOR SETTLEMENT
Senator Heyburn Introduces a Reso
lution in Senate Regarding;
Washington. Jan. 11. Senator Hey
burn Introduced In tho Senate today a
resolution directing the stay of all pro
ceedings now pending on any applica
tion to enter or patent oven numbered
sections of public lands In lieu of odd
numbered sections owned by any rail
road within the limits of forest reserves
created by legislative order.
Railroad companies and Individuals
have been compelled to surrender pub
lic lands within the territories set aside
by the President for forest reserves,
and uro selecting land" outside of such
reservations in place of the land sur
rendered. Senator Heyburn's resolution de-
clares the Intention of Congress to be
that railroad companies shall not re
ceive as grants any even numbered
sections of the public lands, and that
all such even numbered sections should
be reserved for Individual settlement.
Want Panama Treaty Denned.
New Haven, Conn.. Jan. 11. Twonty
prominent cltlzona of Now Haven. Conm,
headed by Prof. Thcodoro S. Woolscy,
professor of International law at Yalo
nlnvorslty. have slgnod and forwarded to
Senator George F. Hoar a petition ask
ing that tho Senate defer ratification of
the Day-Banau-Varllla treaty and that
this Government's action In Panama bo
; subjected to careful and dollberato ln-
vcatlfiallon, " -. . J
BY NOMINATION OF H
Refuses to Reconsider Con
firmation New Yorker.
DIVISION ON PARTY LINES H
This Action Fixes the Status of
Minister to Panama,
"He Now Has Full Powers to Act for
V. S. Government in All Diplo-
, matic Exchangos, . jH
Washington, Jan. 11. Tho Senate In
executive session today laid on the table IH
the motion to reconsider tho confirma- jH
Hon of the nomination of W. I. Buchan
on to be Minister to Panama, The voto
was 3S to 1G, divided on party lines with
the exception of Senator McCrcary IH
(Dem., Ky.), who voted with the Repub-
By this action Mr. Buchanan now has
full powers to act for this Government
In all diplomatic exchanges between tho
United States and the new Republic
The motion to reconsider the confir
mation was made before the holidays
tiy Senator Morgan, thus withholding
for three weeks Mr. Buchanan's com
mission as Minister. In the meantime
Mr. Buchanan had arrived on the lsth
miiB, where he has occupied the post
tlon of private citizen except for a spe
clal commission to act as the personal
representative of the President In gath
erlng information concerning existing
conditions there. ,H
Senator Morgan took the floor when jH
the Senate went into executive session
today. He made a general protest ll
against the confirmation of Mr. Bu- ll
chanan as Minister on the ground that ;H
the position to which the President had
made the appointment was not in cxls- 'H
encc at the time the appointment wan 'H
made and could not be created without ,H
the. co-operation of the Senate. jH
Senator Spooner answered for tho Re- jH
publicans. He cited numerous author- IH
ltlcs and precedents in support of the jH
President's action, Senator Allison
also spoke briefly in support of tiic Ad
ministration, and Senators Bacon and
Culberson favored the Democratic con
tcntlon. The motion to lay Mr. Moi- H
gan's motion on the tabid was made by
WSRK IN THE HOUSE. '
Little Business Transacted, Body Ad
journing as Mark of Respect to
"Washington, Jnn. 11. In the House
today Mr. Jenkins, chairman of tho
Judiciary committee, called up the reao
lutlon requesting the Attorney-General jJ
to furnish Information as to what'
money had been expended under tho net JH
providing for tho enforcement of the
Sherman antl-trust law, favorably re
ported by tho committee, but amended H
so as to make It read. "In so far as It ,H
Is not incompatible with the interest of
the public," It was adopted without de
bate and without division. 1
Resolutions of: respect to the memory
of the late Mr. Sklles of OlUo wero
adopted, and as a further mark of
respect to tho deceased member tho
Houso adjourned. x
FOUR BILLION IN TAXABLES. H
This tho Assessed Valuation; of Prop-'
erty in Greater New York fat j
tho Present Year
New York, Jan. 11- Tire aasesaed'TO.!-'
uatlon of taxable property in Kew York
city for 1904, made public today, shows -M
a total for all boroughs of ?4798.344,7SS. jH
an Increase of $2.S1.70S,299 over 1505.
Land value comprised $3,037,686,935 of .H
the total. Thcae totals lncludo thit jH
real-cstato assessments for individual )M
and corporations, but not tho special
franchise assessment cntlmated at
about $250,000,000 which will be added
on March 31st, when tho books nrn
DON'T WANT CLEVELAND. ' H
Idaho Democrats Do Not Take'
Kindly to the Candidacy of I'jl
TRIBUNE SPECIAL. 4 'iH
Washington. Jnn. 11. Ex-Senator ' 91
Stounenburg of Idaho is In Washington
bearing the proxy of the Democratic
national committeeman from his State, !H
He says the Democrats of his section
are not favorable to any particular '
candidate this year, but will not
willingly accept the nomination of
Cleveland. "Idaho," says he, "In an Jl
unsettled! State, and may go cither way; illl
at the next election." j
Idaho Roy Goes to Annapolis. ' I
Washington, Jnn. 11. Senator Dubois ll
today appointed Leslie C. Davis of ll
GrangcvHle, Ida., cadet at Annapolis 1 :M
i naval academy, " jH