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jto. XJSVI. o. 272-12 Pacts. . Salt Lake Pity, Utah, Wednesday MoKNHsrG Jantjaby 13, 1904, Five Cents. H
vsft BUYS BIG
RT OF IDAHO CANAL
ion Above Idaho Falls
SgB Included in Deal.
p9ACTI0N A LARGE ONE
Slhi f riginally Was Largest
ft. In Arid Wast.
Bfg'Of tfl0 Balance of th Canal
HU Extend It Across the Res
FjKrvation to Pocatello.
"tJ- TRIBUNE SPECIAL.
Bjoot, Ida , Jan. 12. J. H. Brady
i.(2Kcjfltello, one of Idaho's most dis-
Eh'cd organizers and financiers.
ftgK?t concluded one of the biggest
hctlons in canal property ever
-Bmmated in Idaho, by the sale to
LBdlcate ot farmers or all that por
6tKf the Idaho canal lying- above
KFaMs, including all water rights
ivjjftjmv and Sand creeks, for a con
5Mtion of SI 25,000.
arttflvc years prior to lost Fcbru-
iBlfs property had been involved in
UtetBlon that retarded the settlement
'SJfcjands under it, and finally, last
-Jfy, It- was sold by order of the
WlQrio the highest bidder, Mr. Brady,
resident of the Idaho Canal and
niBvement company, belns the for
fl&X.buycr, for $100,000.
-dJMssysteni, under Mr. Brady's orig
'sWfiKuirchase, was the largest in the
iKLarId "West, comprising over 350
feK?' canals and laterals. Under
"jjwBBrady's energetic management
ii(Bil thousand dollars were expended
BfeWing the system last year, with
-Mfeull that Its capacity was greatly
"hJBfefday's transaction disposed of
tjRbput one-fourth of the property,
JBilfincc remaining in the hands
BfcBrcdy and htn associates.
CJBflKkhcir Intention to extend this
Mptl system ncross'rthe reserva-
Bfc . .Pocatello ,-nd to reclaim rich
ftaMMturnl landf which are to be put
HMe market under the Dubois bill
- 'iMcforo Congress, and which will
3MtyP3s ue passed at this session.
giBCHED STOLEN MONEY.
JUJBes Robber Leads Officers to
jjjftiace Where He Concealed
Sack Full of Gold.
Xngs, Mont., Jan. 12. At an early
itoBthls morning Express Messenger
3 Roberts, who confessed to rob
JpacliaE03 containing money be
to the Northern Pacific Express
rrLWHiy. accompanied by Sheriff Pot
Red Hodge, and Detective
yrd of the Northern Pacific rail--wlrove
to a point in the mountains
0 Rnlles east of Billings for the pur-
jMp locating the lemalnder of the
""jPS monc which Roberts claimed
inSld Cached for future use.
tftMir. a thorough search the money
nally located behind, a rock. The
-"JgVcontalnlng- nearly $4400 In gold
yurned over to the express com-
8fla4Rert3 is subjected to indictments
M.four separate counts, as he con---r
he opened three other monev
wjmg&i before securing the $5000 con
3 ;iMj.nt' His peculations now amount
jjggjfiias been bound over to the DIs
eiPcurt under bonds of $1500. Rob
fcnfessed he took the money to
WITH MAi MULLAH
'Edward Sntisfied Over the Re
iult of the Engagement in
Son, Jan. 12. ir. Arnold-Forater.
ry for War, has cabled Mnj.
&Berlon, commanding the Sonui
' expeditionary force, King Ed
l expression of satisfaction over
ult of the engagement in Soma
betvcen the British and the
?of the Mullah, which resulted in
fcoated 0f the latter, who left 1000
tilled. His Majesty exprewes re
iver the losses of officers and
u I Gen. Egerlon'.s command.
hLcckle. a. Canadian officer, who
Wit returned an invalid from So
vaa, when interviewed by the As
pd Press, said the defeat was the 1
PJfiG-j '.he end of the power of
W'jft"Ji7Ufose forces are now scat
ffltte paid that the Mullah and
Pmw-farces will flee, but that
if?' be eventually cornered,
t)to a luck ot water
ft Ceckfc says he believes that the
& himself will escape, and he
yiat the occupation of the coun-
necessary to maintain order.
Pvestigate Accounts Indians.
Tlllm NE SPECIAL.
leton, jan, u.Senntor Hebnni
'VoducGtl a bill directing an Ui
rfYoJ?110 l,ho "ccountH of the Xez
,nn' w Hi a view to determine
&Ll.1 Ui """'ted StJitt-a is fur
d 1SC3 "l l,nder UleU' lrettl,CB
ONE DAY IN JAIL.
Ex-Congressman. Drigge Sentenced to
Imprisonment and to Pay. a
Pine of $10,000.
Xcw York. Jan. 12. Ex-Congressman
Edmund II. Drlggs of Brooklyn was today
sc-ntencetl to Imprisonment for one day in
Raymond street Jail and to a fine of
S10.0O). Drlgga was convicted, of accopting
money while a Congressman-elect for se
curing a Governmont contract for the pur
chase of automatic caahicra from the
Brandt-Dent company for the Postofflco
department There will bo no appeal.
Tlio statuto under which Drlggs was
convicted, section 17S2 of the revised Htat
utej;, holds that any momber of Congress
who between the time of his election and
the expiration of hl term of offlco ac
cepts compensation ror procuring a con
ir&ct between the l.'nlted States and a cor
poration or private party is guilty of a
misdemeanor. Tho maximum penal tv for
the crime Is two years in prison and J10.CW
Dilggs's fine was paid Immediately after
sentence was pronounced. Mr. Drigga and
his attorney saying thut thoy Indorsed
the statement by tho court that an honor
able man would have no desire to retain
moneys secured under such circumstance.
Drlgga was not taken to the jail dlrectlv.
He docs not lone his citizenship by the
conviction, but cannot hold office again
in tho Federal Government.
Driggs was convicted of having, after
bein? elected, but before taking his neat
in Congress, secured for the Brandt-Dent
company a contract whereby that concern
sold to the PoKtofflce department 2rn of Its
automatic cashiers. The company received
$130 for each machine, and Drlggs's aharo
was ?50 for each machine, or $12,000 In all.
Drlggs on the stand testified that this
$12,5CO was paid him by the Brandt-Detjt
company, not only for selling machines to
the Postoffice department, but to tho
trade generally He snld that he never
sold the machines as a member of Con
gress, but thought the company employed
him because hr was an energetic sales
man. The defense set up that Drlggs did
not know he was violating any law.
Driggs was t.-iken to Jail and the Sheriff
decided that the terms of tho sentence
would b compiled with by detaining tho
prisoner only until midnight.
Several Horribly Treated by Chinese
in the Pao Ting- Dis
trict. Peking, Jnn. 13. Missionaries of the
American board of foreign' missions
complained strongly, recently, to. Unit
ed States Minister Conger that their
converts in. the district of Pao Tlhg-Fu
were being looted by bandits who
claimed to be Catholics, and that a
reign of terror prevailed in the dis
trict. Tho Chinese officials feared to act,
and several Christians who' refused to
pay blackmail wore tortured. Their
legs were broken, and som? died from
their Injuries. Minister Conger re
quested the Chinese Government to
suppress the bandits, but his demand
was without apparent result.
Secretary Williams, after a week's
personal investigation, effected an ar
rangement with the officials of the dis
trict, who promised to protect the peo
ple if Minister Conger would cease to
make complaints vhich injured them
at the seat of government.
Secretary Williams Is not satisfied
that the bandits are Catholics. The
Catholic biahop disclaims them.
MISSION TO THIBET.
Chinna Does Not Oppose the British
Move, but Rather Approves
London, Jan. 13. The Timer's corre
spondent at Pelcing says -China does
not oppose the British mission to Thi
bet, but that, on the contrary, site ra
ther approves of it as a possible check
to Russian intrigues vilth the Dalai
Lama, which are likely to be detri
mental to China.
The Timer's Tokio correspondent
pays the news from Korea indicates
the existence of political Intrigues
against tho Ruiwophile party, but it
also indicates that the Korean court la
Inclined to reply on Russian aid.
The Dally Graphic this morning says
thai it learns Germany has notified
Great Britain officially of her readiness
to appoint commissioners to nogotiatc
a commercial treaty with Canada.
Housesmith's Union in Nov York
Indulges in a Frec-for-All
New York, Jan. 12. A meeting, at
tended by 200 members ot Housesmlths'
' union No. I has been broken up by the
police. When a Captain uud eighteen
men broke into the hall they found a
free fight in progress. One delegate
wan about to fell the xe.eretary of the
union with a blackjack when the Cap
tain seized him.
The delegates were ail driven into tio
street and prevented from returning to
the hall They had assembled to elect
officers and one of them said the fight
started as a result of a "miaunder
j'landing." The unlon is one that was
founded as a rival of that once domi
nated by Sam Parks.
Statue of President Hnrrison.
Washington, Jan. 12. At tho beginning
of today'u session the Senato adopted a
Joint resolution authorising the erection
of n statuo to the late President Ecnjamln
Harrison near the new postofflco bulldliiff
In Indianapolis. The statuo Is to be
erected by the Benjamin Ilarrleon Memo
New York. Jan. 12. At the ronur.it of
cnunst'I for Charles AI. tichwab, the fur
ther henrlng In tlio proceeding! for the
appointment of a permanent rccolver for
the ITnittd State Sliipbullding company
was postponed today until next Thursday.
AT M0AB MAN
Sandy Empy, a Bartender,
Slain by Marshal.
QUARRELED OVER A DRINK
Matter Apparently Settled Af
ter Officer Was Hurt.
Later an Official "Walked Up Behind
His Assailant and Shot
' Him Dead.
Moub, Jan. 12. A. A. Empy, com
monly known as Sandy Empy, bar
tender for W. A. Calvin, was shot and
instantly killed by Joseph Bonny at
1:30 this morning.
The row started at about 11 o'clock,
when Bohny entered Calvin's and or
dered drinks for Jeasc Maxwell, a mi
nor. The bartender and Bohny com
menced to quarrel, and Empy struck
the Marshal on the forehead with a
poolball. Bohny left the saloon and
returned in a few minutes' with Dep
uties H. Day and Bert Newell, and
attempted to arrest Empy.
Empy refuEed to come out from be
hind the bar, stating that he would
not be locked up. They quarreled for
a few minutes and Bohny told Empy
to appear for trial at 10 o'clock today,
which Empy agreed to do, and Bohny
left the saloon at 1.30 o'clock.
Empy and A. Day were walking
down the street, about 100 yards from
the W. O. W. hall, where a wedding
dance was in progress. Thoy were
talking about Bohny. and Empy said
that he did not have it in for Bohny
Ii1 particular, when Bohny oame up
behind them and said, "Then what
made you hit me with that, poojball?"
Empy .turned and laughed at him,
vhen Bohny shot him with a .14-cnll-ber
six-shooter, tho ball entering the
right shoulder and coming out on "the
loft side, killing him instantly. An
inquest will be hold as soon- as J. N.
Corbin, County Attorney, arrives from
Marshal Bohny was arreBted at his
home at 6 o'clock this morning by
Sheriff J. C Taylor. Empy was 2C
years old and unmarried. He was a
member of the W. O- W lodge arid
will be burled with their honors.
Bohny came here from Emery county
five years ago. He was married three
months ago to a daughter of Mons
Peterson, a well-known fruitmnn.
Bohny has been Marshal only about
two months, the third since Moab was
Incorporated a year ago. No state
ment can be had, as the Sheriff will
not allow his prisoner to be Inter
TREATY WITH COLOMBIA.
Full Text of Resolution Upon the
. Subject Introduced in Senate
by Mr. Bacon.
Washington. Jnn. 12. Following Is
the full .text of the resolution intro
duced In the Senate today by Mr. Ba
con: "Resolved by the Senate. Tlmt the
President be" respectfully informed that
the Senate favors and advises the ne
gotiations, with a view to Its ratifica
tion, of a treaty with the republic of
Colombia, to the end that there m'ny
be peacefully and satisfactorily deter
mined and adjusted all differences be
twoen the United States and the re
public of Colombia growing out of the
recent revolution in Panama and tho
consequent secession of. Panama from
Colombia, and the alleged aid and as
sistance by the land and naval powers
of the United States in the successful
accomplishment ot said revolution and
eeces'slon, through the alleged forcible
prevention by said land or naval forces
of the assertion and maintenance by
'Colombia of her sovereignty and au
thority in Panama; and tlfat full and
complete compensation may be made
by the United States to the republic of
Panama for tho loss of her sovereignty
and property rights in Panama, so far
as the same may be shown to be due
to any act of the United Slates through
the land or naval forces of the rame.
"Resolved, further, That the Presi
dent be respectfully Informod that if
It should prove to be Impracticable for
the United Stales anil the republic of
Panaina to agree through n convention
upon the question of the xaid alleged
responsibility on the part of the United
Slates, or upon the question of the
amount of compensation to be made
when such responsibility hall be es
tablished, the Senate In that case fa
vor and advjsea the negotiations, with
I a view to Is ratification of a treaty
with the republic of Colombia submit
ting to tho permanent court of arbitra
tion at The Hague, or to some other
tribunal to be agreed upon, for lrnpar
tiol nrbilrament and peaceful determi
nation, all questions between the Unit
ed States and the republic of Colombia
growing- out of the matters herein recited."
Patents for UtaluiB.
Washington, Jim. T1ioh patents
were Isnued, today: Utah Edgar Dela
mutcr, Oirden. olip.
Wyoming Edward C. Bas.iford and IJ
Dawaou, Sheridan, lUtlnif plough.
I HANNA IS AGAIN
X FROM STATE OF OHIO X
4- Columbus. O., Jnn. 12, The Ohio
f Legislature by separate ballot of -f
-f the llotife and Senate today voted
to rotum Marcus A. Hnnna to the
4- United States Senate for a ."ccond -f
term. The result will bo formally
announced nt a Joint session at 4-
4- noon tomorrow, a Joint ballot being 4-
4- unnecessary by reason of Senator 4-
4- Ilanna. having a majority in each 4-
4- branch. 4-
4- Senator I lamia's re-election is In 4-
4- striking contrast to bin election six 4-
4- years ago. when, after a most ex- 4-
4- citing political contest, ho secured 4-
4- only tho requlslto number of votes -f
4- to elect, fevenly-tbTjCe, on Joint bal- 4-
4- lot, tho Senato on lis separate bal- 4-
4- Jot having glvon a majority of ono 4-
4- voto to Robert L. .McKbson of 4-
4- Cleveland. 4-
4- Today Senator llamja was re- 4-
4- elected by the largest majority 4-
4- ever given to a candldato for United 4-
4- Slates Sonalor from Ohio. The 4-
4- House cast sixty-six voles for Mr. 4-
4- IJanna, two Republican members 4-
4- being absent, and twenty-one votes 4-
4- for John II, Clarke of Cleveland, 4-
4- tho Democratic candidates, one 4-
4- Democratic member being absent. 4-
4- The Seriate cast twenty-nine votes 4-
4- for Mr. Hnnna and four for Mr. 4-
4 Clarke. 4-
THIS MORNING'S NEWS.
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. Warm
debate on tho Panama canal question In
the United States Sepate Democratic
National convention goes to St Louis on
July Cth... Statue to he erected to Benja
min Hnrrison In Indianapolis Elevator
man makes three trips in a burning build
ing, saving many lives in New York ... Un
derstood in Washington that President
Iloosevelt will not reappoint Woolley ns-
saycr at Bolae Pree-tor-all light In the
Housesmlths' union in New York Glvon
out In Washington that no troops will bo
sent to Panama.. ..Senator Smont meets
Cardinal Gibbons in Washington.. ..Bank
cashier commits suicide In Slgenor, la.. .
Klrst pro-Smoot petition filed In tho Sen
ate. .. .Settlement of the Gould-Cassatt
row Is lrokcd for soon Now York brok
ers nnxlcus over the war outlook In the
far East Senator Hanpa re-elected In
Columbus, almost unanimously.
MOUNTAIN AND COAST Syndicate
buys big cannl property In Idaho:.. Coast
lecord broken in tho races at Oakland
Stockmen are heartily welcomed at' Port
land Two mincra are hurt In an explo
sion of dynamite nt Boise.... Iown farmer
kills, hlmtielt and wife In Los Angeles
Four men deported by the military from
STATE. Sandy Empy, n bartender, Phot
and Instantly killed by Marshal ' Joseph
Bohnny In Moab.
CITY Where the Republican members
of the City Council stand with rognrd '.o
tho distribution of offlccn... .Theater man
agers nc titled by the police to keep nlsles
open... Fifteen boys nrrested for coast
ing Into danger . .Mrs, Mnrcroffs denth
leaves threo helpless orphans on the
world Enjoyable recital at tho First
Congregational church J. M. Shockley
Is In terror of death.. .Sporting men
planning a great benefit for the Gleaeon
and Brighton families.... Street car men
make a move for better police protection
In tho residence districts... Work of a
local Shorlock Holmes.... Directors chosen
for tho local national banks ...P.eport of
the work of tho police department for the
year County Commls'nloners working
for the Incorporation of Bingham as a
city Ofllclals watching for a Tooele,
county trapper who has n fcheme for
getting double bounty on animal pelts
North Jordan canal people will co-operate
with Uncle Sam on the Utah lake reser
voir proposition Man sues the Southern
Paclllc Coal company for W0,GO:) damages.
....L. D. S. basketball team will Invade
Colorado.. .Real estate transfers, $5101....
Bank clearings, MI3.SS1.
WOULD DESTROY RAILROAD.
Japanese Military Engineers Said to
Be Distributed Along1 Line of
the Trans-Sibarlan Railwny.
Liverpool, Jan. 12. An interesting
statement in connection with the
strategic value of tho Trans-Siberian
railway was made today by Fulford
Bush, a member of a British mercan
tile firm nt New Chwnng.
Addressing the Liverpool chamber of
commerce. Mr. Bush, after covering the
question of the light construction of
the railway and tlio probability of the
line being blocked If subjected' to heavy
military tratllc, said that his own ob
servations, coupled with 200 Japanese
military engineers, disguised an Chinese
coolies, barbers and other menials, had
already been.'dlstrlbuted at points along
Iho railroad and that it would not be a
fortnight after the declaration of war
before the line would be blown up at a
The chamber of commerce adopted a,
resolution urging the Foreign office, in
view of the great commercial Interests
Involved, to take active steps In con
nection with Japan and other powers,
to secure the fulfillment of the treaty
obligations of China.
IN FIGHTING TRIM.
Whole Russian 2?leot Now Assembled
at Port Arthur Is Ready for
Port- Arthur. Jan. 12. It Is reported
here that owing to threatening ncivs re
ceived from ICorea the commanding of 11
ccr of tho Sevo.nth Rueslan hrlgado lias
gono to the. Ynlu river to select temporary
camps and effedt a concentration of
Owing to the apprehensions of a daring
dash or. the part of the Japanese at Port
Arthur, the authorities here have taken
extraordinary precautions In and abo'it
the town and along tho whole llr.e of the
Rumors wero circulated some time ago
tlmt tho Japanese Intend to take advan
tage ot tho festivities Incident to the Rus
sian Christmas and Bin-priso tlio warships:
here.. Consequently a vlgllanL watch was
kept night and day. Tlio whole Russian
Ileet is now In flghtlne trlo
TERROR OF DEATH
J. M. SHOCKLEY
Would Like to Escape With
FEARS THE PEOPLE'S WRATH
Spent a Term In Jail In Butte
Prothero Holped to Pay the Bills
Murderer Says If He Breaks Dowa
It Will Be Due to Cignrettes.
Notwithstanding his confession, Jack
Shockley, the murderer of Carmen
Gleason and Brighton, does not wnnt
to make a blood atonement for his
crime. He freely admits to the offi
cers that he Is afraid to die and would
welcome a life term In the penitentiary
as the alternative.
"But If I have to be hung or shot
and I collapse," he said, "it will not be
from lnck of nerve. It will be on ac
count of my heart, which is affected
by cigarette smoking."
NOT READY TO PLEAD.
When asked when he would be ready
for arraignment, Shockley said that he
would like to wait two or three days,
until public feeling cooled down a lit
tle. There is some question as to
whether he will plead guilty to murder
In the first degree. After making his
confession he asked as to the penalty
for murder In this State, and was told
that murder in the first degree vns
punishable either by shooting, hanging
or life Imprisonment, and murder in
the second degree by from twenty years
In the penitentiary to life Imprison
ment. Murder committed during the
attempted commission of anolhor crime,
he was told, is murder in the first de
cree. IN JAIL IN BUTTE.
Shockley admits that he was In jail
in Butte under the name of "Jack Wil
liams." He was arrested for grand
larceny, but the charge was reduced to
petit larceny and lie escaped with a
thirty-day sentence. He says he pur
chaned the famous white liat just be
fore he loft Butte.
EACH PAID FOR MEALS.
When he left Idaho Falls with Pro
thero each had a few dollars. Some
times one would pay for meals and
lodging and sometimes the other. On
the road Prothero met an acquaintance,
who gave them a night's lodging and a
dollur apiece, so it appears that Pro
thero was not under such great obli
gations as waa at first supposed.
HOW TIME IS PASSED.
Shockley had no visitors at tlio peni
tentiary yesterday. He pasad Ills time
reading in ills cell and talking to the
guard who paces the corridor in front
ot his cell. From 3. to I o'clock he
was given exercise, walking backward
and forward in the priaon-ynrd. He
eats quite heartily of the prison fare,
and said that ho had had the best
nlsht's sloep since his arrest.
NO CHARM IN WORK.
Aversion to hard work Is. Shockley
confesses, the falling which directed his
mind toward crime. Now and then he
would start out with the intention of
securing honest employment and stay
ing with it, but at the first rebuff his
good resolution would vanish and he
would fall back into his old ways.
HE FAILED TO THINK.
From his inquiry as to the penalty
for murder in Utah it is apparent that
Shockley wns not inliuenced In his
crime by the probable consequences. It
ia possible thnt he wus encouraged to
resumo his robberies by his Immunity
from detection last summer, but It
seems certain that he did not give a
thought to the penalty for murder when
he found himself looking Into Conductor
Brighton's gun last Wednesday night.
NO ARGUMENT FOR EITHER.
It will be difficult for cither the
friends or opponents of capital punish
ment to derive an argument from the
Inst two murders committed in Salt
Lake. Shockley did not consider the
matter and Rose, the Avlfe murderer,
seems perfectly Indifferent to the form
of punishment. Some might point out
that there have been three homicides
In Salt Lake county since the execu
tion of MortciiBcn. and' only one for the
same period preceding the execution,
but an Investigation of each separate
case proves, if It proves anything, that
the manner of punishment has little
effect In the prevention of crime.
POLICE PROTECTION WANTED
Street Car lien Working for the Pub
A petition to the Mayor and Clly Coun
cil, praying for police protection at tho
ends of the various car lines, la to be ex
tensively circulated by a committee of
slroel car men. The committee appointed
at a general meeting held In the car barn
Monday night consists of Gcorgo Phillips,
W. F. Smith. Jninos Lamont, J. R, Wit
beck. J. M. Lyon and II. Mowroy. The
petition reads a-H follows:
"Tho undersigned citizens of Salt Lake
City respectfully request that police pro
U'Oilon bo provided for tho residence por
tion of tho city, and especially near tho
terminals of tho street car lines, for the
"Such protection is necessary for both
those who work and travel on tho street
car. for all who aro on the streets nt
night, as well as for our cIUzohb goner-
(Contlnucd on. Pnsre 10,1
COLOMBIA SHOWS FIGHT.
Determined, It Appears to Send an
Army to Attack the Panam
lans. Colon. Jan. 12. United States naval
authorities here appear to be convinced,
from the tenor of the reports which are
continually brought In, that Colombia
is determined to send an army to at
The Panama authorities yesterday re
ceived oillclal confirmation of the fact
that the Colombian troops at Tltu'matl
number at least 4000 men, under the
command or Gens. Ortiz, Urlbe
Urlbe, Bustamcnte and Novo. Those
troops arc well armed and supplied with
ammunition and have four guns, three
steam launches and a largo supply of
cattle. The district Is an unproductive
ono, and the provisions and other sup
plies which the troops possess have
been brought to them from other places.
The Government learned these facta
from a reliable informant at Titumntl,
who contrives to eend news of events
from that distance to .Colon by means
of signals and trustworthy messengers.
News has also been received that the
Indian chief, Inanaquina, returned yes
terday to Cnrtagona to interview
the Colombian ofllcers regarding a re
quest made by them for 300 Indian
cayuoces (nrnall boats) to be used by
the army at Tltumati in crossing rivers.
Col. Vlllamll, who is now stationed
at Rio Mancllnga, at the mouth of the
San Bias Bay, In command of 100
Panamlan soldiers, in a report
sent in yesterday said he had no need
of more troops. The Colonel and he
had already sent out seouts as far as
Conception to the east and Culebra to
the west, who have confirmed tho be
lief that the mountain trails arc so
difficult that It would be an easy mat
ter for the Colonel's command to stop
an army attempting to pass over them.
A ecoutinjj party of United States
marines has just left Colon on the
steamer Herald for Nombre de DIos,
from which place they will send a
small boat to Mandlkjn with the object
of undertaking a Journey to the Dnrien
district, toward Tlburon. This expedi
tion Is likely to be absent for two or
three weeks, and on lis return the naval
authorities will have the fullest infor
mation obtainable regarding trnlls, etc.
It is expected that all the warships
will leave Colon tomorrow for the pur
pose of making a demonstration along
the San Bias coast. The vessels will
land an attacking force the moment in
formation reaches them that Colombian
troops have crossed Into Panama ter
ritory. There are no signs of a Colombian
army in the vicinity of Panama terri
tory on the Pacific The outlook Is ap
MACHEN TRIAL ON.
Six Witnesses Examined and Testi
mony With Exception of Chief
Clerk Was Without Feature.
Washington. Jan. 12. The trial of
August W. Machcn, the Groff brothers
and Dr. and Mrs. George E. Lorens for
complicity in the alleged postal frauds
began in earnest today. At the out
set the Government scored two points,
when Justice Prltchard refused to
make a rule requiring the District At
torney to select the specific count of
tho Indictment under which the de
fendants will be tried, and also when
he permitted certain people to remain
in court after witnesses had been re
quested to retire.
Six witnesses wer; examined, all ot
them In the employ of the Postoffice
department. Except in the case of
Witness Howley, chief clerk of the of
fice of the First Assistant Postmaster
General, the testimony wns devoid of
Mr. Hpwley, who had not concluded
his testimony when court adjourned for
the day, was rigidly cross-examined
by Mr. Kumlcr of counsel for the Lo
renco. He admitted that frequently
It happened that Machen's Initials and
signature were placed on letters, or
ders and requisitions by his subordi
nates, and that this practice had re
sulted in an order to all divisions pro
hibiting their delegating this authority
to others. 1
WAR HIGHLY IMPROBABLE.
The German FoTeign Office So Re
gards tho Outlook in the Far
Berlin, Jan. 12. The German Foreign
office holds to the opinion that war In
the far east Is still highly Improbable.
Beyond this- the official statements do
not go. Unofficial opinion, especially
that of the newspapers, regards the
statements telegraphed from the far
East of extreme tension as part of a
great diplomatic game designed to make
Russia believe that more concessions
must be made or Japan will attack.
The German newspapers have no
special correspondents In the far East,
and rely for news either on outside
agencies or on oillclal sources here.
Since the official sources consistently
aver that war is wholly out of the ques
tion, not a single newspaper in Ger
main', so far as the correspondent has
Keen, regards war as likely.
The German Foreign office Is well
informed, especially from the Russian
side, and It may be inferred that the
positive official optimism here is derived
from knowledge that Russia will not
permit war to break out.
Bill to Increase Pension.
Washington, Jan. 12. Senator ICearns
lodav Introduced a bill to increase the
pension of William II. Hendrlckson to $S0
Gov. Bushnell Near Death.
Columbus, O.,' Jan. 12. Ex-Gov. Bush
nell suffered n. second stroke or apoplexy
Juot before 10 o'clock Oils morning. It
s still on and the result Is uncertain.
PANAMA CANAL I
CAUSE 6F H
HEATED DEBATE. I
Senate Devotes Five Hours H
to Discuss Question,
DISCUSSION WAS ANIMATED H
Tho Beclaratlon Is Practically
In tho House tho Legislative, Execu-
tivo and Judicial Approprio- VM
tion Bill Was Discussed, i wk
Washington, Jan. 12. For over flv
hours today the Senate dobatcd the
Panama question, and It was still
under consideration when the Senate
adjourned. The discussion arose over
a resolution looking to the arbitration
of Colombia's claims on acoount ot J
the Panama revolution. It waa In- fM
troduced early in the day by Mr. Ba- jJ
con and was met promtply by a mo
tlon on the part of Mr. Lodge to table
This motion aroused the feeling of
Senators on the Democratic side, who
construed the motion as intended to
cut ofT debate, and who said they would
debate the Panama question on some
other resolution if not on this. Finally
Mr. Lodge consented to withhold his
motion, and discussion proceeded
throughout the day, with the under
standing that It should be renewed
Republican Senators In their speeches
referred to the resolution as a confes
sion of wrong on the part of the Unit
ed States, and cxpreed the opinion
that any agitation of the question nt
this time would give undue encourage- jl
ment to the people of Colombia, and
misrepresent the attitude of this coun- jH
Mr. Bacon disavowed any such in
tcntlon, and said that he accoptcd the
resolution as an accomplished fact.
AGREE ON DECLARATION.
A ready response to this pronounce
ment came from Mr. Hale, and dur
lng the course of the debate he and
Mr. Bacon practically agreed on a
declaration which Mr. Hale intimated IH
that he would offer tomorrow In tlio
Other Republican Senators Indicated
an unwillingness to accept any mca
sure looking to an interference with .
executive negotiations, while the Dcm- jH
ocratic Senators also intimated objec- J
tlons on other grounds. IH
The speakers of the day wero Sena
tors Bacon. Spooner. Teller, Carmack, '
Lodge, Aldrlch, Piatt (Conn.), Halo,
HOUSE HAS BUST DAT.
The House for more than flvo hours !H
considered the legislative, execute e.
and judicial appropriation bill, but
reached no conclusions on It. A va
rlety of topics, including Panama and jH
the tariff, were discussed.
During the course of the debate Mr. IH
Adams (Rep., Penn.) in referring to the
dinner recently given In New Torkl
city at which Mr. Olncy spoke, made
reference to the result of the recent IH
New Tork municipal contests as a vie- ' jH
tory won by catering to those who dc- IH
sired free licenses In rum and lm- jH
This statement was resented by Mr fM
Fitzgerald (Dem. N. T.) In a vigorous
AGAINST THE COMMISSION. jH
When the Item in the bill providing-
for the expenses of the Civil Service jH
Commission was reached Mr. Hepburn 'H
(Rep. Ia.) took occasion to express
his opposition to the civil service sys- !
tern as it now exists, and expressed iH
a desire to amend tho bill by striking IH
out tlio paragraph providing- for the jH
existence of the commission. Discus- JH
sion of the civil service waa landing jH
when the House adjourned.
HAB TERRIBLE VOYAGE.
Setamcr Centonninl Arrives nt Sxn, JH
Francisco After Passing Through VM
Three Fearful Stonruj. H
San FranclPco, Jan. 12. Tho steamer
Centennial has arrived from Seattle.
twenty-four hours late, with some of,
the pilot-house and the bulwarks on
the port side carried away. The Cen
tonnial was in tho terrible southeaster'
storm which overwhelmed the steamer
Clallam in the San Junn d Fuca straits
jnst Friday, and shipped many huge ' jH
waves; but she butted through the
roaring sens, not emerging from the
southeaster' until Destruction Islands iM
were abeam. flH
Out of the southeaster' the steamer H
almost Immediately ran Into a west- ,H
ciiy gale that kept her company as JH
far as the Columbia river. CcskUIou IH
of this tremendous storm was scarcely IH
noted before another screeching south- H
caster' pounced upon the Centennial H
and threatened to tear hor to pieces. H
For sixteen hours this last and most lH
terrible of the utorms continued, and !
all the passengers were kept below. flH
At the height of the storm a wave IH
mounted to the pilot-house and went H
clear through it, carrying: stout boards IB
and glass away, und endangering the IH
man at the wheel. Water forced Its IH
way Into many of tho rooms. As a fare- IH
well touch the galloping breakers tor Jl
away a portion of tho bulwarks ns H