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I Vol. XI, VI. No. 355. Sajlt Laxts City, Utah, Tuesday Moii2sTsTGr5 Aphil 5, 7,904. 12 Pfl6ES.ffivB Cents. H
HUGE GRAFT IN INNO-
II CENT VOTING MA
Clever Little Joker That
Meant Millions for Bene
ficiaries of Scheme.
New York Lobbyists Play for
Big Stakes, but Exposure
Queers Their Game.
Every Town and City in the Empire
Btato Placed at Mercy of
Special lo Tho Tribune.
1 L.BAXY. April A. Snugly hidden In
A Senator Davis's vollng machine
bill a clever little joker has been
discovered. If enacted into law;, it
svould compel the election authorities
of every community 1r the State to
; buy voting machines of a single cor
al porallon, the machine to be selected by
$ n. board of commissioners at a cost of
m more than 55,000.000. The city of New
HI York alone would be forced, the mo-
fi ment this committee decided on a vot-
Ing machine, to expend ab least $2,000,-
9 OlX In equipping' each election district
B -with the machine.
HI 'The Davis bill is Intended to regu-
H late the use of voting- machines, and
HI amends the existing law. As the law
HI . stands, the Board of Elections of thy
HI city of New York, or the Common
H Council of any other city, or authori
al lies of any town may adopt any kind
H of a voting machine approved by the
H State Board of Election Commlsslon-
crs. This section is not amended by
H the present law, but the proposition
that tliese commissioners shall decide
on a machine Is Inserted. The joker
WM-y of the law provides:
EH "The local authorities adopting a vot-
JHl ing machine shall, as soon as pructl
Sjj c-.vblo thereafter, provide for each poll
Vm lilg place one or more machines." This
a Is amended to read thus: "The local au
1 1 thorltle.s, when notified of the adop
EJ1 tlon of a voting machine by the State
Kg board designated in this act, shall at
H once provide for each polling place one
or more voting machines in complete
J order of the type adopted." And th
fl next section, which at present allows
fl the local authorities to provide funds
for the purchase of voting machines, Is
fl amended so as to make It mandatory on
J thu Board of Elections.
H Reduced to terms, what this means
H is this: The style and requirements of
H a voting maclilnc are carefully pre
H scribed in the law, so it Is quite possi
H ble that onlj' one kind of machine could
I ho adopted. Any time, therefore, that
I this mysterious commission shall de
P cldc on a voting machine, all it has
P to do Is to inform the Board of Elec-
lions In New York city, and that body
P will have no option, but must pur
P chase there machines at once. The cost
of a voting machine is approximately
H Thus the city of New York, If It
PH . purchased only two machines for each
P election district, would be compelled
P under the Davis law to spend at least
P 32,000,000 lu buying one kind of ma
P chine. Every village, town and city In
P the State of New York would be placed
P at the absolute mercy of the corpora
Pi tlon manufacturing this machine, and
P more than $5,000,000 would be paid out
of the public treasury into that of the
P It Is perfectly well known that lob-
P hylsts of no small political importance
P arc here In the Interests of this bill,
P , the full Import of which was dlscov
PJP ' crcd today. The Davis bill Js so long
MR and complicated and the amendment is
so snugly Imbedded In It that tho
p scheme him up to the present moment
HI entirely escaped attention.
I ATTENDED EASTER
SERVICE IN BOATS
3?lood Situation in Indiana Shovrs
Slight Improvement, but Dan
ger Is Not Over.
E VAN S V I ISLE , Ind.. April -I. All tho
Btroama In southern Indiana will proba
bly bo back In their channels by the last
of tho weok.
VINCENNES. Ind., April 4. Tho flood
nltuntlon hero ha3 not Improved. IIIrIi
winds have still further weakened tho
levecoa and breaks aro constantly occur
ring. More men than ever before aro
worklnc on them. .
Rollcf parties are belne: sent from horo
nnd from Illinois towns across tho river.
A eteamer left today for ItU8sellvllle, Bel
grade und othor towiw with provisions.
Uastcr services wore held at St. Thomas
church, though It Is aurroundnd bv water.
Ferry boats and skin's were used" by the
congregation. One boat upset with five
women. AH wcro rescued.
In Lawrence county, 111., and Knox
county, Ind., tho flood loss will ha one
BIG PEES POR LAWYERS
SjgSfc' IN FAIR WILL CASE
iifi: SAN FRANCISCO. April 4,-Judgo Cook.
pn the Superior court today awarded tho
isrf ' law firms of Lloyd & Wood and Knight si
Tie- . Heggcrty $75.0X) each in 'fees from tho
is& J '- tfltato of the lato CharlcB L. Fair for their
jgtiS wtvIcc8 aa attorneys for the estate Tho
B !9 Urmn ruuucd had put In clalma for J100.-
UTr- : W each. I
KING EDWARD HAS GLAD
HAND FOR U. S. MINISTER
-f- COPENHAGEN, April L In the
-f course of Khig Edward's reccptl6n -f
of tho diplomats today tho King -f
4- wa3 especially cordial and friendly
in his attitude toward Unitrd States
-- Minister Swcnson. Tho King ox- -f
4- pressed tho warmest ad-nlratlon for -f-
-f President Roosevelt. Ho said he
-f vas glad the President's Influence
-f- had beeji thrown In the direction of -f
4- tho cultivation of friendly relations -f
-f- between Great Britain and tho -f
4- United States and added he believed -f ;
4- such relations worked toward peace -f
and prosperous intercourse between -f
-f tho nations of tho world
DOWN PIPE WOMAN
SLIDES TO LIBERTY
While Policemen Guarded Her Door
She Escaped' Through Window
and Gives Them the Laugh.
Special to The Tribune.
OAKLAND, Cal., April A. With a
brave slide for liberty down a
flushing- pipe at the side of a
house, Mrs. Jennie Turnbull this
afternoon gave two policemen the laugh
and escaped from a rear window of her
room at the Windsor hotel, Ninth and
Washington streets, while the officers
waited outside with a search warrant
to look for jewelry. She had been
charged by E. Derosa with having
taken a locket which he highly prized,
and upon her refusal to give it up he
went to the police station and swore
out a search warrant
When Policemen Sill and Murray,
with a warrant, arrived at Mrs. Turn
bull's residence they found the door
locked. Mrs. Turnbull wanted to know
the mission of the men, and they ex
plained it to her. She told them that
they would have to wait until she
dressed, and while they waited the
woman went out of the back window
and away. When the room was finally
entered Mrs. Turnbull was missing.
Mrs. Turnbull occupied room No. 20
In the hotel. Her window opened upon
an arcaway twenty-five feet below,
which leads to the street. Down the
aide of the house there runs a pipe,
and stepping out onto the window sill
she was able to reach the pipe and slide
The locket was found hidden In the
top of an oil stove after the policemen,
with tho assistance of the hotel land
lord, got Into tho hastily vacated apartment.
TAMPA SWEPT BY
Pifteeu Blocks of Business Buildings
and 200 Tenements De
stroyed. TAMPA, Fla.. April A. A fast fire
3wept West Tampa this afternoon,
causing a loss which will exceed $300,
000. The only death resultant from the flr$
so far as known is that of a Cuban
baby burned in one of the cigar facto
ries. Fifteen blocks of business houses and
nearly two hundred tenements were de
stroyed. West Tampa has only a small water
plant, and as a consequence the wntcr
supply gavo ouL Ilundrcds of families
of cigar makers are homeless.
SHOT COMPANION AND
DOESN'T KNOW WHY
Sjxsclal to Tho Tribune.
RAWLINS, Wyo., April 4. Mac Roberts
was brought to Rawlins this evening and
placed In jail as the result of a shooting
ocrapo last evening on Pass creek. Rob
erts shot and seriously wounded a young
man named Wilson, who was accom
panying hlni to Encampmont from Hanna.
There wcro no witnesses to tho shooting.
Roberta's explanation Is not satisfactory.
Ho does not know why ho did it. They
had a, quarrel, ho said. Tho wounded man
denies this. Five shots wcro tired, ono
passing entirely through Wilson's body
Just abovo tho right hip, and another
burled itself in the fleshy partlon of tho
hip. Ho was taken to Saratoga and Is In
a critical condition.
Roberta when arrested was found hid
ing under the bridge over Pass creek.
HUSTLE FOR DELEGATES
Special to Tho Tribune.
BOISE, Ida., April i. Tho Republican
State convention will be held at Pocatollo
May lSth, when a dolcgatlon to the Na
tional convention will bo selected, that
will go to Chicago enthusiastic for the
nomination of President Roosevelt. In
several districts some lively skirmishing
Is being witnessed among tho friends of
prominent candidate for delegates, and at
a point or two some feeling his been en
gendered. The State Is strongly Repub
lican, however, and tho party loaders do
not feel that tho rivalry will have any ef
fect on tho general results.
TRUST OPPICTAL SHORT
IN ACCOUNTS 910,000
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. April 4.-Gcorgo F,
Clowell, the mteslng secretary and treauur
er of tho recently assigned Federal Trust
company of Cleveland, waB arrested hero
today. Tho chnrKO against Clewcll w.is a
HhortaKo of $10,000 In his accounts with
tho Federal Trust company.
FILES PROTEST AGAINST
HEBER J. GRANT AS
Charles (VI. Owen Secures
Fruitless Audience With
Latter Refuses to Become In
volved In Any Way In the
Berlin Government Not Concerned in
tho Appointments to the Nu
WASHINGTON, April i. Bearing a
cordial letter of introduction
from Senator Dubois, of Idaho,
and a brief note from Senator
ICearns of Utah, Charles Mostyn Owen
of the Utah-American bureau of In
formation of Salt Lake, was received
in audience at the German Embassy
today by the Embassador and protest
ed against the appearance at the inter
national conference on school hygiene
to be held in Nuremburg, Bavaria, of
Hebcr J. Grant, who. he charged, Is a
Mormon and "morally unfitted In every
way to represent the State from which
he was appointed, and which appoint
ment is of Itself an Insult to the empire
to which he stands accredited."
Had No Jurisdiction.
Ignorant of the mission of Mr. Owen,
the Embassador received him, but on
hearing him through informed him
that tho Embassy had no jurisdiction in
the matter, as the Berlin Government
was not concerned In the appointment
of Mr. Grant, nor would the case be
different if it were. Mr. Owen charged
that the Mormons wielded a powerful
Influence in the West, and gave His
Excellency instances of Mormon au
thority. There is a Very firm determination on
the part of theiEmbuasy not to become
Involved in an-v way in the Mormon
controversy In this country.
Ordered Out of Germany.
Sp far as Mormons In Germany are
concerned, the Berlin Government has
ordered them to leave the empire, and
so far as it la known hero, they have
Before going to the Embassy Mr.
Owen made an adavit which he called
to the attention of the Embassy, alleg
ing that Grant had publicly declared
himself a polygamist in Utah, and that
he lied the State after a warrant for
his arrest had been issued, and that
whilo still a fugitive he was appointed
a delegate to the school hygiene congress.
WAR A MONSTER SC0UR6E
SHOULD BE ABOLISHED
PARIS, April 5. A correspondent of tho
Figaro cables an interview with Count
Tolstoi on tho subject of tho war, in
which tho author declared that tho first
duty of thinking beings was to abolish
war. lie refused to admit that a Russian
victory would mean tho spread of civili
zation, and said he was not convinced
that civilization was found in Europo
merely becauso tho Europeans had created
nrtlllclal needs, such as railways and tele
"It is not by these modern inventions
that we must Judge the development of
tho human mentality."
Asked whether he had not made some
reservation on tho subject on tho practi
cal application of thu Ideas which he
preached, Tolstoi said:
"To bo qulto sincere, I am not entirely
freed from tho notion of patriotism, and I
feel that It porslsts despite myself, owing
to atavism and education, but when I ox
ainlno my fundamental duty I say unre
servedly that no reason in tho world
stands before tho reasons of humanity,
and my consclolncc tcllH mo that slaugh
ter under whatever prctoxt is execrable:
that war Is a monster sconrgo and that
everything leading to war Is to be utterly
REFUSE TO GIVE UP
SLAYER OF MISSIONARY
URUMIYAH. Persia, April 4. Gen.
Midjld Saltanch, who has been
charged by the Persian authorities with
the task of discovering the murderer of
Rev. Benjamin Labnroe, son of Dr.
Benjamin Labarce, superintendent of
the American mission, has returned
here and reports that tho murderer,
whose name was Seld. was found at a
place whero he had been hidden, but
that the populace declined to surrender
him. Nevertheless, the authorities ex
pect to effect the capture of the murderer.
SAYS SHE KILLED A
RIVAL IN CLEVELAND
SAN FRANCISCO, April I. A woman
giving the namo of .Mrs. llclon Doctur
called at tho Central police station this
evening, saying she was from Cleveland,
O., whero sho had shot and killed a wo
man about six months ago, who had
stolen her hu8band's effoctlons and sho
now wished to give hcraulf up for the
crime. Sho wa3 detained by tho police,
who have communicated with tho Cleve
COUNTERS OF M1NTQ.
LADY PIINTO ILL FROM
EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE
rjTTAWA, Ont., April A. It is
4- ' now estimated that the loss
by yesterday's fire at the resl-
d'ence of the Governor-General
will reach $100,000. Lady Mlnto,
wife of the Governor-General,
who was rescued from the blaz-
-f ing building with difficulty, Is
- quite ill today as the result of -f
exposure. Lady Mlnto sustained -f
a fractured leg several days ago -f,
by a fall while skating, and it
was necessary to carry her from
TO FIGHT PARKER
Opposed to Instructing, and May
Throw Tiger Vote to Hearst
at St, Louis.
Special to Tho Tribune.
NEW YORK. April 4. Now that Da
vid B. Hill Is once more Democrat
ic boss of this State, there Is con
siderable Interest in his plau to
Instruct the Empire State delegates to
St Louis for Parker. The Tammany
element fs up in arms against the prop
osition, but as Hill has the delegates, it
looks very much as if ho would do aa
Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany
chief, is firmly opposed to instructing
the delegation, and will fight against It
In tho State convention on April lSth,
and may carry the opposition to St.
Louis; but so far the most generous es
timate only gives Tammany control of
150 or ICO delegates, out of 450 in the
State convention, while Hill has cap
tured 300 for Parker. This means that
instructions for Parker are certain.
What Murphy can do at St. Louis Is
a problem, but with New York behind
him. the Hill men say that Parker has
almost a clear field for the nomination
at St. Louis.
The Parker victory leaves William
R. nearst without delegates In his own
State, unless it should turn out that
Charles F. Murphy, In order to beat
Hill out, should throw the Tammany
vote at St. Louis to Mr. Hearst- This
Is regarded as extremely improbable.
Inasmuch as Mr. Hearst is likely to
ally his following with the Bryan men
at St. Louis. It Is believed that the Hill
men will not show any quarter to any
one opposed to Judge Parker.
Hero then arc the probable results,
assuming that the Stato of New York
instructs for Parker:
Total number of delegates in the con
Necessary to nominate under the two
thirds rule, CGC2-3.
Necessary to give Bryan and Hearst
veto power, C34. 1
Delegates for Parker If New York In
Delegates for Hearst. 169.
Delegates for Olney. I!2.
Delegates for Cockrell, 36. . ' '
Delegates for Williams, G-L,
Delegates for Wall, "G. !
Voles Bryan and Hearst lack to con
Votes Parker lacks to get tho nomina
tion, 110 1-3.
TWO GIANT POWDER
Third of Boys Injured at Provo May
Die, but the Pourth Will
Special to Tho Tribune
PROVO, April 4. Two of tho four boys
that were so badly burned by the powder
explosion, Joseph Hill and Archio A. Mc
Drldc, died at the hospital during tho
night, and Archio Bushnell Is In a soriou3
condition. Alvln Lovorldgo, tho fourth
boy, will recover, although his face and
hands are In bad condition. Ho saved his
body from being burned by jumping into
a barrel of water.
Danlol 11111, tho father of Joseph, was
In Salt Lako City attending conference
when tho accident hupponed and ho was
not nwaro of his son's death until noti
fied by tho police department of &ilt
Lake, through the Sheriff's offlco In this
city. Mr. Hill, who receives financial as
sistance from tho county, walked from
his homo on Provo Bench to Salt Lnko
lo attend conference, leuvlng Friday. Tho
officers hero provided transportation for
the old gentleman.
Tho mother of young McBrlde Is a wi
dow and run3 a small storo on Provo
Bench, She Is prostrated with, grief '
EDITOR AND POLITICIAN
INDULGE IN PISTOL
Newspaperman Proves Best
Shot and Adversary Is
Shooting Was the Outcome of
a Fued of Long Stand
ing. Men Met on tho Street and Editor
Started Ball Rolling by Be
ginning to Shoot.
LAWTON. Okla.. April 4 A shoot
ing affray occurred today between
L. T. Russell, editor of the State
Democrat, and J. W. Hawkins,
former Assistant Chief of Police.
Hawkins was shot in the right thigh,
left knee and abdomen.
Each man was active In the prelimi
nary organization of th& Democratic
County convention, now in session.
The street was crowded with people.
How the parties came together, stories
conflict, Russell fired three shots be
fore Hawkins pulled bin gun. Then
the crowd was in the way and Rus
sell got behind a wagon.
Hawkins fired as Russell ran from
the wagon to a stairway, but Russell
was not hit. From the stairway Rus
sell fired again, but shot wild. Hawk
Ins was cool enough to ask the crowd
lo stand out of the way.
Hawkins Is seriously hurt, and Is at
the home of Chief Thomas. Russell has
been arrested and is in jail.
Bad blood has exlBtcd between the
men for more than a year. Friends
have gotten between them and stopped
encounters before this.
Russell olalms that Hawkins at
tacked him today, striking him on the
back of tho head and knocking him
from the sidewalk as he fell. He pulled
his gun, faced Hawkins and fired, thon
backed across the 3treet as fast aa pos
sible. Russell says that for some time he
has avoided meeting Hawkins. Hawk
ins is a large man, standing 6 feet 7
Inches in height.
EXPOSES GUILE IN
CONGO FREE STATE
Plagrant Example of the Duplicity
of Natives Revealed in One
WASHINTON, April A. In view of
the recent charges made against the
administration of the Congo Free State,
the Associated Press cabled to King
Leopold asking for his sido of the case.
In replyy the Congo Stato has cabled
authority to James Gustavus Whlteley
to give the following resume of the
Brussels note, which has been issued in
reply lo the charges made In tho recent
report of tho British Consul:
"The case of the boy Epondo, who
claimed that his left hand had been cut
off by a native sentry in tho service of
La Lunga Rubber company, caused
the Consul, accompanied by two mis
sionaries, to go to the village of Bosf
sunguma. and to hold an Impromptu
court of Inquiry. The injured boy ac
cused the sentry to his face. The chief
and a number of the head men accused
the sentry. Most of them declared that
they had been eye-witnesses of tho
deed. The sentry denied tho charge.
"Other natives came forward with
various charges of robbery and wrong
doing ngninst the sentry, and finally
the Consul, conyidcring the cvldonce
conclusive, announced that Klengo de
serves punishment for his cruel and
illegal acts, and, taking with him the
maimed boy, laid the ense before tho
Stato authorities, saying dramatically
that he denounced not un individual,
but a system.
"As a matter of fact thhe accusations
of Spendo against the sentry" were
shown to bo without any foundation.
When the proper State authorities
camo to investigate the boy's evidence
broke down. He admitted that he had
lied, and explained that he had lost his
liand lu a bear hunt.
Admitted His Duplicity.
"When asked why he hud accused tho
sentry he said that he had done It at
the Instigation of the natives of the
district, who hoped thus to secure the'
intervention of the British Consul and
a release from the necessity of gather
ing rubber. Most of the natives who
had accused the fwntry before the Con
sul took to the woods. Those who were
caught admitted that they had given
false testimony. Other witnesses who
were called corroborated the boy's con
fession that liis hand had been lost in a
"The Brussels note refutes all the
points of the British Consul's report,
and Is moyt convincing testimony lo the
humanitarian work which King- Leopold
has accomplished in Africa."
Pined for Working on Sunday.
Special to The Tribune.
PROVO, April 4. Justice Noon today
fined Jeeso Thompson, Israel llodson and
William Walker J3 each for working on
tho Sabbath day. Each entered- a pica
BRITISH MEET WITH
REVERSES IN WEST AFRICA
f LONDON, April 4. Meagre de- -r
-f tailsi have 'arrived here of heavy -f
fighting In Nigeria (Eritlsh West -f
Africa) and of a reverse sus- -f
taincd by the punitive expedition
against the Okpoto tribe, who
in December cut up a British
patrol, killing two British- officers -f
4- and forty or fifty native troops.
4- In the recent fighting the
Okpotos fought their waj- Into
f the midst of the British square
and killed or wounded many of -f
FREE LUNCH FOR
In Germany Governioent Supplies
Pood to Many Who Do Not
Have Enough to Eat.
Special to The Tribune.
WASHINTON, D. C, April 4.
Writing to the Department of
Commerce and Labor from
Leipzig. Germany, United
States Consul Warner says that In the
large German cities there are "many
j children who must attend school, be
ginning at S o'clock in winter and 7 In
j summer, and who do not get enough to
I cat for breakfast, especially In the win
1 tcr months.
Arrangements have been made in sev
eral places for providing the necessary
food without cost to those in need of it
in order that they may be better able
to profit by the Instruction given them.
With the exception of Berlin, Bruns
wick and Nuremberg, not only the
poor but the sick and infirm children '
are also given breakfast at thhe ex
pense of the municipality.
In some of the cities dinners in addi
tion to breakfasts are also furnished.
In Hamburg the expenses for provid
ing proper dinners alone amount to
about $6664 annually. The food Is
usually served In the school-houses, but
sometimes in near-by charitable insti
tutions. The importance of such institutions
for tho health of tho children, as well
as the whole nation, seems to be recog
nized, and at the latest meeting of the
German Medical society at Cassel In
1903 this plan was unanimously indorsed.
LOSS OF $175,000
Woman Broker Attacks Companion
and Sets Apartment-House
in an Uproar.
Special to Thn Tribune.
m-rEW YORK, April 4. Miss Maud In-
gersoll, 1 years old. was arraigned
1 in the Harlem Pollco court this af
l ternoon on a chargo of Insanity, af
ter an examination by Bellevuo
suregons, and was reloiscd by Magistrate
Breen In the custody of Mrs. Helen Tlnk
ham, her comrade for years, who agreed
to escort Miss Ingoraoll to New Britain,
Conn., and place her In the custody thcro
of a brother of tho unfortunutc woman.
Action in the case followed exciting mo
ments In the apartment house at C04 West
Ono Hundred and Twelfth street, whero
Miss Ingcrsol had lived with Mrs. Tlnk
ham for suveral years.
Miss lugorsoll once possessed a conid
erablo fortune und was In tho brokerage
business In Wall street. Later sho be
camo associated with a stockbroker in
Brooklyn, and subsequently Is roported
to havo lost $175,( on tho exchange. Sho
has llgurod In several soiisailonal epi
sodes and was onco In a sanitarium.
Mrs. Tlnkham and Miss Ingersoll had
been employed recently as demonstrators
by a chemical company nud made excel
lent salaries. Both wore Milunble dia
monds, ond on tho trip from tho West
Twenty-fifth stroft pollco station to
Bollevuc hospital Mlrs InKorsoll exhibited
5173 In her pocketbook. whoro tboro wuro
rtlso valuublc diamonds Sho offeiful the
policeman In charge of hrr J20 for his
trouble and courtesy, which was not ac
cented. Charles Miller, Janitor of the apartment
houso whero the women lived, said that
Tuesday night Miss Ingersoll becamo vio
Unt. Yesterday morning sho bcjmn to
throw knives, forks and dishes at her
WOMAN SUICIDE'S HAND
HELD LILY AND CRUCIFIX
Special to The Tribune.
CINCINNATI. April 4. Standing In
front of a mirror In tho Grand hotel, with
an Easter lily and a crucifix in one liand
and a revolver In tho other, Mm, E. B.
Ilunter, wlfo of a prominent retired mer
chant of Memphis, Tenn., shot hcrrfolf in
tho templo and died boforo help reached
Mrs. Hunter had been 111 with a nervous
disease for some time, but seomcd In ex
cellent spirits, and spent tho afternoon
purchasing Easter flowers. Her husband
lound her corpso loaning against the bu
reau still holding tho Illy and the crucifix.
UNEARTHED IN CHICAGO
NEW YORK, April 4. Arnold Wober, a
young Italian, was arrested by tho Immi
gration authoritlos at Ellix iuland today,
on the chargo of having fraudulent nat
uralization papers In his possesion.
If the story ho tolls Is lo bo believed,
some Chicago officials havo boon making
citizens of foreigners Home of whom havo
not been In this country tho requited
time. Wober cays be formerly lived hi
PRESIDENT WILL GO TO I
OYSTER BAY FOR
Executive Headquarters Will
Be Located Again Over
White House Staff Will Move H
With Full Equipment of
Hotel and Stage Line Among the Im
provements That Will Be
Welcome to Visitors.
Special to The Tribune.
WASHINGTON. April - A. Presi
dent Roosevelt will again 00
cupy offices over James More s
grocery store in Oyster Bay
this coming summer. After going over
the list of available locations. Sccre- jH
tary Locb has decided that the Moore. jH
building is the best that can be secured. IH
and so will open negotiations with Mr M
Moore within a few days relative to the
time he expects to begin moving the
office furniture and stationery to Oyster
Bay and the length of time he expects jH
to occupy the quarters.
Before the President abandoned th?
offices last summer Secretary Locb so
cured an option on the rooms for this
year. Desks, chairs, typewriters and 'M
other office paraphernalia from the
White House will be shipped to Oyster
Bay several weeks in advance of the
President's journey thither, so that by
tho time he arrives he will find his of
ficial machinery in perfect running or
der. The force to be taken to' the Presi
dent's summer home will be identical
with that employed there last year.
Secretary Loeb will spend a month or
so there, and later will be "spelled" by
Assistant Secretary Barnes. Latin,
.McGrew, Webster and Hinmann.
stenographers, will constitute the cloi
Word has reached Washington thot
the Sagamore hotel may be completed ll
in time to accommodate visitors for at
least a part of the campaign season.
Work has been resumed on the build
Ing, and If It Is pushed rapidly from
now on It ought to be In shape for oc
cupancy before July 1st.
If It Is finished by that time a certain
colored man who arrived at Oyster Bay
last week may be happy. This man
dropped off the train at the station.
and told the villagers that he had been IH
"sent to run tho stage from the new
hotel to tho railroad depot,"
"But the new hotel won't bo ready to
run a stage for several months," the
villagers told the stranger.
"Can't help It. Mr. Townsend done
sent me down from New York to run
this here stage, and I'se gointer run it."
announced the man. He thereupon
camped down on the vlUsse vy wait for
the completion of the hotel, and is there
CUBAN CONGRESS I
OPENS IN TURMOIL I
President Pnlma in Message Dis
cusses Needs of tho Is-
HAVANA, April 4. Tlio scene In tho
Houso of Representatives todny was one
of wild disorder. As a matter of fact
thcro was no foraial opening of the House,
owing to tho inability to muster a quo
rum, for the reason that every National
1st member refused to enter tho chamber,
the Nationalists fearing that if tho qu
tlon of contested seats arosn they would
be out-voted by ihc coalition lately av
ranged between tho Ropubllcans and Mod
President Palma's message, which was
road in th Senate, was chiefly n. review
of existing conditions.
President Pnlma asked for an ex ten
slon of three mcuths' time for the work
of the commission rovlewlng tho rovolu
tJonory soldiers' claim lists, as thcro arc fl
still 10. 100 claims which have not been
acted on. He said that the executive wai
placed lu an embarrassing position in th
endeavor to ray the soldiers proportion
atoly nut of thu 331,000,000 loan, while thn
anio'unt of so Tinny claims remained un
fixed, and that tho difflculyt of maklnjc
a pro rata division was lamentable, owhur
to tho fact that so many vctcruns were
selling their claims at a tremendous dla
count. In many cases amounting to 7S por
cont. The President asks Conjircss to de- BBV
termlne tho manner of distributing the
J31.000.tKrt In tho payments to bo made In
June. September and December, respec-
The message savs tho United Slates and
Cuba agree that goodx from either coun
try to other countries should, on re-ex-portatlon
to the United States or Cuba,
receive the benoflts of reciprocity the saaxe
as though they wcro Imported direct.
Tho message said tho now Internal rev- BBVJ
nuo tuxes are proving sufficient for thu
paj ment of Interest on tho 533.COO.CO0 loan.
Tho troaHury now contains 54.M2.0CO. HH
Would Annex Panama.
Special to The Tribune.
DENVER, April 4. That the United
States should annex the entire Isthmuit
of Panama Is the startling suggestion
made by Senator John T. Morgan In
a letter to Capt. William W. Bates of
this city. Senator Morgan denies that
he Is nn Imperialist, but he insists that
the United States, having- secured a
right of way for the canal, is obliged
to preserve life and property in the
contiguous territory, jH