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VOIi. Iill I.' NO. 20.
EOCK ISLAND, Hili., TUESDAY, NOVE3IBEE 3 0, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Urges Ratification of
MESSAGE TO CONGRESS
Explains Why Exactions
Were Made of Young
Washington, Nov. 10. Following the
reading1 of the journal in the house
today a joint resolution making ira
mediately available an appropriation
for mileage of senators and members
of the house was passed. The presi
dent's message when read was receiv
ed with applause from the republican
side. Resolutions of respect to the
memory of Forderer (Pa.) and F.ore
ing (Ky.) were adopted and the house
Speaker Cannon lias appointed the
following committee on rules: l)al
zall (Pa.), Grosenor (Ohio), Williams
(Miss.) and De Arnmnil (Mo.).
Proceeding in Senate.
Today's session of the senate lasted
but 1j minutes and-vas devoted ex
clusively to the "reading of the presi
dent's message. The message receiv
ed careful attention and when the
reading was concluded it was referred
to the committee on foreign relations.
The president's message is as follows:
"To the Senate ami House of Rep
resentatives: I have convened the con
gress that it may consider the legisla
tion ccccssary to put into operation
the commercial treaty with Cuba,
which was ratified, by the senate at its
last session and subsequently by the
Cuban government. I dtem such legis
lation demanded not only by our in
terest but by our honor. We cannot
With propriety abandon the course up
on which we have so wisely embarked.
Kx plains the Situation.
"When the acceptance of the Piatt
amendment was required from Cuba
by action of the congress of the Unit
ed States this government thereby def'
initely committed itself to the policy
of treating Cuba as occupying a unique
position as regards this country. It
was provided that when the island
became a free and independent repub
lic she should stand in such close re
lations with us as in ctrtain respects
to come within our system of inter
national policy, and it necessarily fol
lowed that she must also to a certain
degree become included withiu the Hues
of our economic policy.
Why Limitations Were Imposed.
"Situated as Cuba is it would not bo
possible for this country to permit the
strategic abuse of the plan by any for
eign military power. It is for this
reason that certain limitations have
been imposed' upon her financial pol
icy and that naval stations have been
conceded by her to the United states.
The negotiations as to the details of
these naval stations are on the eve
of completion. They are so situated
as to prevent any idea that there is
the intention ever to use them against
Cuba, or otherwise than for the pro
tection of Cuba from the assaults of
foreign foes, and lor the better safe
guarding of American interests in the
.waters south of us.
Interests Will .Further Increase.
"These interests have been largely
increased b the consequences of the
war with Spain, and will be still fur
ther Increased by the building of the
isthmian canal. They are both mili
tary and economic. The granting to
us by Cuba of the naval stations above
alluded to is of the utmost importance
from a military standpoint, and is
proof of the good faith with which
Cuba is treating us. Cuba has made
great progress since her independence
.was established. She has advanced
steadily in every .way. She already
stands high among her Bister repub
lics of the New World, she is loyally
JMfsr Alice RooseeIf
jdopt Divided S1(Jrt
tYashing;ton, Nov. 10. Miss Alice
Roosevelt has discarded the sidesaddle
and conventional riding habit and
now rides in divided skirts. The an
nouncement that she was receiving
instruction in the new style of riding
caused a flutter" among conservative
Waohingtonians, but the president's
AT SAN DOMINGO
Demand for Surrender is Refused
and Bombardment is
Chicago, Nov. 10. A bulletin from
San Domingo says the revolutionary
forces which now surround that city
attacked Sari Domingo last night, us
ing artillery, but no damage was done
The revolutionary commander this af
ternoon sent a messenger under
Hag of truce to demand the surrender
of the capital, which was refused
Hostilities were resumed. San Do
mingo is strongly fortified and pro
visions are plentiful.
observing her obligations to us, and sut
is entitled to lilie treatment by us.
ADVANTAGES OF THE TKKATY
No United States Interest Is Sacrificed and
a liig -Market Is Secured.
"The treaty submitted to you for
approval secures to the United States
economic advantages as great as those
given to Cuba. Not an American in
terest is sacrificed. By the treaty a
large Cuban market is secured to our
producers. It is a market which lies
at our doors, which is already large,
which is capable of great expansion,
and which is esiecially Important to
the development of our export trade.
It would be indeed short-sighted for
us to refuse to take advantage of such
opportunity and to force Cuba into
making arrangements with othtr coun
tries to our disadvantage.
"This reciprocity treaty stands by
itself. It is demanded on considerations
of broad national policy as well as
uy our economic interest. It will'do
harm to no industry. It will benefit
many Industries. It is in the interest
of our people as a whole, both be
cause of its importance from the broad
standpoint of international policy, and
because economically it intimately eon
eerns us to develop and secure the
rich Cuban market for our farmeis,
artisans, merchants and manufactur
"Finally it is desirable as a guaranty
of the good faith of our nation towards
her jouug sister republic to the south,
whose welfare must ever be closely
bound with ours. We gave her liber
ty. We are knit to her by the memories
of the blood and the courage of our
soldiers who fought for her in war; by
the memories of the wisdom and in
tegrity of our administrators who
saved her in ptace, ami who started
her so well on the difficult path of
self-government. We must help her
onward and upw.yd; and in helping
her we shall helj Ourselves.
"The foregoing considerations caused
the negotiation of the treaty with Cuba
and its ratification by the senate. They
now with equal force support the leg
islation by the congress which by the
terms of the tnaty is necessary to
render it operative. A failure to en
act such legislation would come peril
ously near a repudiation of the pledged
faith of the nation,
"I transmit herewith the treaty, as
amended by the senate and ratified by
the Cuban government.
"White House, Nov. 10, 1903."
FIRST DAY OF THE SrECIAI.
Features Were Flowers and Applause for
the Is" table Memlers.
. Washington, Nov. 10. With galleries
crowded, wtth the chambers a mass of
elaborate floral tributes and nearly ev
ery senator in his feat the gavel of
President Pro Tern. Frye sounded at
noon calling the senate together. 'The
speceal session of the senate following
the adjournment last spring of the Fifty-seventh
congress eliminates much of
the routine work in the senate which
otherwise would have been ierformed
on the assembling of the special ses
sion of the Fifty-eighth congress. New
senators had gone through the formal
ity of taking oaths of office, seats had
been assigned and with the exception
of the appointment of some vacancies
all functions of the organization had
The feature of the gathering was the
flower display. This was gorgeous, es
pecially in the cases of Hanna and
Gorman. Nothing was done except the
usual routine of a first session. Both
Gorman and Hanna were the recipients
of loud and long applause when they
Washington, Nov. 10. The house of
representatives of the Fifty-etghth con
gress completed its organization at its
first session except for the naming of
committees, which will follow later.
Cannon received the applause of Dem
ocrats and Republicans alike when he
took, up the gavel of authority, the
daughter and Mrs. Rider, her teacher,
now pass through the parks mounted
astride without causing unusual com
ment. Miss Mason, daughter of for
mer Senator Mason, of Illinois, was
the first woman prominent in Wash
ington society to adopt the more nat
ural style of riding.
BIRTHDAY OF KING
Celebrated at London by a Ban
quet Given by the New
BALFOUR ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Touches on the Alaska Boundary
Award and Is Glad Question
London, Nov. 10. The king's blrth-
day celebration was uulversanj ou
served in England. Ilerethe lord mayor
and the sheriffs niadejbeir usual state
pilgrimage from the Guild hall to the
law courts. Excepting the lord mayor's
chariot there was nothing in the na
ture of a circus about the procession
All the tin armor, imitations of his
toric pageantry allegorical tars,
which had been familiar features of
the day for centuries, were eliminated
The procession was almost entirely
composed of volunteers. The new lord
mayor. Sir James Ritchie, gave a ban
quet to 1,200 persons in the historic
Guild hall at night, in honor of the
Ling's birthday. Premier Balfour wa
the guest of honor.
Many Notables I'reseut.
Many notabilities were present. In
cluding Ambassador Choate, the for
eign miutsters, the archbishop of Can
terbnry, Foreign Minister Lansdowne;
the chancellor for Irelaud, Lord Ash
bourne; Colonial Secretary Lyttelton;
the chancellor of the exchequer, Aus
ten Chamberlain; the under secretary
of state for the colonies, Duke of
Marlborough; the former chancellor of
the exchequer, C. T. Ritchie, brother
of the lord mayor, and others. Prior
to the banquet the lord and lady
mayoress held a reception at which
Choate, the first prominent personage
to arrive, was enthusiastically cheered.
Toasts That Were Oftered.
After the banquet the lord mayor
toasted his guests, passing the loving
cup and then proposed the health of
the king, from whom he read a mes
sage of congratulation. A toast to
the queen followed. The other toasts
including "The naval and military
forces of the empire," which was re
sponded to by Lord Selborne, first lo.-el
of the admiralty, and Lieutenant Gin
erai Lord Francis Grenfell. Ralfour
replied to the toast of "His majesty's
ministers," and Choate replied to "The
IiESlAUKS OF TUK FKK11IER
Devotes Them Almost Exclusively to Brit
ish foreign Kelations.
In proposing the toast of "His ma
jesty's ministers" the lord mayor paid
a graceful tribute to the late Lord
Salisbury. Premier Ralfour prefaced
his speech in reply to the toast with a
lengthy and touching reference to the
life and work of his dist tngusihed pre
decessor. Addressing himself to cur
rent topics Ralfour said he would care
fully avoid referring to party polities.
and would endeavor not to even touch
the fringe of the fiscal question.
Concerning the situation in the far
east, Ralfour said there was every rea
son to feel sanguine that it would have
no serious outcome. He based this as
surance on the passionate desire of tiie
czar of Russia to in-ouiote the gener
al iveace, and on the fact that Japan,
as the ally of Great Rritnin. would be
certain to display moderation, discre
tion and judgment In its demands as
well as firmness in enforcing them. Ral
four said that the Macedonian ques
tion raised issues mere difficult and
more complicated than even those of
the far east because it touched . the
almost perennial difficulty of the prob
lem of the government of Its European
subjects by the sublime porte.
Referring to Alaska Premier Hal-
four said: "The danger arising from
the uncertain andSIisputed frontiers in
the case between the Rritish empire
and the United States has been d?-
cided for all time. I regret that the
decision has not been favorable to the
claims of this country, but the two
small isLuids, the loss of which to
Canada has aroused such great feel
ing, are really valueless from a
strategic and- military ioint of view.
We regret the exact tenor of the de
cision; but however the balance of ad
vantage went the gain to the United
States or the loss to Canada is nothing
oinpared with the final removal of
this subject of dispute between the
two great countries. The decision must
be loyally accepted for the removal
of so serious a controversy is an inesti
mable boon." 1 . ' -
demonstration being most complimen
tary to the newly elected speaker. The
drawing of seats in which old and new
members alike take deep concern oc
cupied a greater portion of the ikiy's
session. The usual compliment was
paid the leaders and veterans of loth
sides, they being permitted to select
their seats without drawinglots. McCIel-
lan of New York was greeted with ap
plause by his colleagues as he selected
his seat, as was Jonah Kalaulauoale,
delegate from Hawaii, ami other mem
bers. There were loads of flowers put
on the desks as soon as the.t were
chosen. Adjournment took place at
3:35 p. in.
Enyy Is not only a great weakness,
but it is a great ignorance too. No
man envies what he can surpass or
equal. .... . . .
Thousands Go Back
CAME IN THE SPRING
Strikes and Business
Troubles Given as
New York, Nov. 10. Thousands y
on thuusands of immigrants who ar
rives at this port early this year are
now crowding the east bound steam
ships in their effort to return to their
native lands. Never before have so
large a number sought a return pass
KeuKin for Exodus.
Ruainess retrenchments, industrial
strikes, and the fact that many again
wish tn see their nathe lands are the
reasons advanced for the exodus. The
nationalities represented are Italian
Polish, Slavic and Huugariau.
PLOTS TO KILL ARE
LAID IN AMERICA
Evidence of Systematic Work
Armenian Society is
New York. Nov. 10. Through letters
which have reached this i-ountry fur
ther details have come to light of the
Vnmnian plots. It is said secret surv
ive agents and the police of several
large cities are now at work and that
evidcr.ee in their hands involves a
prominent New England merchant and
also a resident of' this city. Letters
bearing on the plot.' have Just been re
ceived in this country from Sugatel
Sagouni, the first victim of the asso
ciation in London. These letters Sa-
gouni had intercepted and mailed to
agents on this side of the Atlantic
before he fell.
The evidence they contain is supple
mented by a circular bearing the offi
cial seal of a secret society in Chica
go and signed by its officers, which has
been secured in Salem, Mass., several
calls for volunteers to take up the
work of killing those opposed to the
society, who are denounced as cow
ards. It is said the distribution cf
similar circulars in Boston, Providence,
and New York resulted in the volun
teering of fifty meii who were sent at
once to Europe on j their deadly mis
sion. They were Jivcii orders, it is
said, to act under tie instructions of a
ceiAral committee in Loudon.
STATUS OF COREA
WILL DECIDE IT
Japan Has Set a Deadline for Russia
in the I'astern Contro
versy. Seaitl. Wash.. Nov. 10. Japan is
all ready for war with Russia accord
ing to Charles V. Sale, a millionaire
business man, Who has lived in Yoke
hama lor the past twenty-time years.
He says the people generally in Japan
expect war and wajnt it, but that the
government has succeeded In keeping
in check the more radical ones.
He says that Jaiian does not care
anything about Miuckuria except to
protect its trade, but Russia must kiep
its paws off of Korea or get war. The
newspapers of Japan have entered an
agreement to printtnothing about the
movements of eitur the navy or the
army and all strsingers are closely
shadowed to prevrrj; Russia getting a
line on Japan's preparations.
Itmzil MttKU'l Italje Her Own Tat-in.
Rio Janeiro, Nov.
10. The United"
reported to have
States minister is
protested against tiie increased import
duties on flour and
il. and has threat
United States will
ened Brazil that the
adopt retaliation against Brazilian cof
fee if the dutirs are maintained.
Visitor at Chicago Killed.
Chicago, Nov. 10. Valentine Horan,
merchant living in Omaha. Neb.,
who was visiting friends in Chicago,
was killed whlie attempting to board a
Chicago and Northwestern railroad
train. Horn lost his footing and' fell
under the wheels.
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Diphtheria In a Slate Reformatory.
Elmira, N. Y Nov. 10. -An epidem
ic of diphtheria has broken out iu
the New York frtate reformatory here
and twenty inmates are at present in
the hospital with the disease. One In
mate has diedrf ..
IV1AY BE A LOCKOUT
Plumbers'. War at Cincinnati
Promises to Affect 30,
MASTERS AGAINST gA UNION
If Trouble is Precipitated Building
Trades Will be Tied
Cincinnati, Nov. 10. A lockout
threatening to a fTect :5O,0i K men in
Cincinnati is imminent ii account of
trouble between the journeymen, plum
bers' union. No.DTand the Master Plum
bers' association. The union at a meet
ing tonight will vote on a proposition
to inqiose a fine of $27 each on all the
employes of five shops who refused to
strike last May when a struggle was
in progress between the master plum
bers and the journeymen.
If this fine is ordered the master
plumbers will instruct the employes
not to pay it, and will order a lockout
and request the Contractors' association
to order a general strike.
Coal Miners' Strike in Colorado.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 10. More than
10,000 coal miners in Colorado have
gone on strike for an eight-hour day,
increased wages and other concessions.
The strike was ordered by the national
executive officers of the United Mini
Workers after the coal companies re
fused to confer with union representa
tives concerning the demands of the
Itetlnctlon of Wages Announced.
Reading, Pa., Nov. 10. A notice has
bevn posted at the tube mill of the
Reading Iron company that the wages
of employes will be subject to a re
duction according to the amount of
wages received. The reduction will
take effect Nov. 10. The puddlers will
be reduced from ?4.."0 to !?4 a ton and
all other classes will be reduced from
2 to 10 per cent.
I tali Miners Not Striking.
Salt ltke City, Utah, Nov. 10. That
the coal miners in Utah are unfavor
able to the general strike movement in
augurated in Colorado is indicated by
specials from several coal mining
camps. According to tiie reports re
ceived the men are satisfied with the
present scale of wages and will con
tinue to work, disregarding the orders
MISS MARY G0ELET WEDDED
TO DUKE OF R0XEBURGH
New York, Nov. 10. The marriage
of Miss May !oelet. only daughter of
Mrs. Ogilen Goelet. and one of the
iehest American heires-r-es. to Henry
ohn limes Ker, eighth duke ;f Roxe-
hurgh, was solemnized today at St.
Thomas church, in this city. A com
pany of 'Jo0 guests witnessed the cere
County or City et the Fee.
Bloomington. III., Nov. lO. In re
sponse to a local request Attorney Gen
eral II. J. Hamlin has tiled an opinion
of importance to every city and coun
ty clerk in the state, and which set
tles the dispute concerning the fees
n the huntus' license feature of the
new game law, it being held in some
quarters that the fee goes to the city
or county clerk. Attorney General
Hamlin decided that tiie treasury of
the county or city is entitled to the
fee. . ,
Turbine Steamer for the Lakes.
Hamilton. Out.. Nov. 10. The first
turbine steamer to plow the waters of
the great lakes has just been ordered
by the Lake Ontario Steamship com
pany. 1 lie new boat will lie built by
the Hawthorne-Leslie company atNew-
castle on the Tyne, and will be 200 feet
long, with a capacity of l.Soo pas
Skinner Is KertrinR III Destination.
Fort Said. Egypt. Nov. 10. The
Unitetl States gunboat Machia. having
on board Consul (Ifneral Skinner, of
Marseilles, and the party of marines
which is to escort Skinner to Adis Abe
ba, capital of Abyassinia. has left here
for Jibutil, French Somaliland, where
caravan for the interior awaits them.
Probably a Case of Murder.
MInneaio!is, Nov. 10. Chris Lien,
of Hanaford, N. D., Is dead in the
city hospital as the result of wounds
received Saturday night, vhen it is
supposed that he was beaten and
robbed of his money by footpads. His
unconscious form was round in an al
ley by the police and taken to the Los'
pital. He died without regaining con
sciousness. Wldovr Una nr Mu..ir.
Wayuesburg, Pa., Nov. 10. Four
persons are under arrest charged with
the murder of Alexander Jones, a min
er, whose lKxly was found in a field
Nov. 2, the back of his head having
leen crushed. The accused are Mrs.
Jones, wife of the murdered nia:i;
Thomas and Klwood Loving, and Dan
iel JcelTrson. .
ItnxRlan Diplomatic Change.
Paris, Nor. 10. The name of Count
Casslnl. the Russian amliassador to
the Lnited States, is among those con
sidered for appointment as Russian am
bassador at Paris. The French govern
ment has been advised of the transfer
of Prince Ouroussoff, Russian embas
sador here, to'Rflme, In succession to
M... Nelidorff, recalled.'
ARE AGAINST LABOR
President Gompers Urges A. 1 of L
to Watch Legislation
Boston, Nov. 10. Reports of Seere
tarv Frank Morrison and Treasurer
John B. Leu non were read yesterday
afternoon at the opening of the
annual convention of tiie American
Federation of Labor.
President Gompers' address took up
most of the afternoon. It showed that
the gain in memebrship of tbeaffiliated
international unions and of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor during the
last year had been 442,100. Goiiip? rs
pointed out that the grave danger
which confronted the movement was
the internecine strike due to the con
flicting claims of trade jurisdiction.
Gompers condemned such anti-trust
legislation as was secretly against la
bor, and urged eternal vigilance with
respect to legislation. The treasurer's
report showed the income of the year
was' J?247,SOO, the expenditures ?ii.-
BULLETS FLY AT
Spectator Insisted on Smoking
Two Dead and Two
Wallace. Idaho, Nov. 10. Two died
and two were, wounded, as the result
of a shooting affray at the entrance of
tiie Wallace opera house last night.
The shooting took place jut as the
theatregoers were leaving the theatre
following flie performance by 1 he
lames O'Neil company.
The dead: Dr. W. F. Finis, William
u(T, a miner.
The wounded: Chief of Police Me-
(iovcrn. Opera House Policeman Rose.
The trouble arose over Cuff insist
ing mi smoking a cigar in 1 lie gallerv
Finis, a well known surgeon of Wal-
aee, was an innocent spectator.
NO CAUSE FOE ALARM OVER
THE EMPEROR'S CONDITION
Perlin, Nov. 10. The bulletin on the
condition of Fmperor William issued
this morning says there is no im
provement in the appearance of the
left vocal cord. The emperor to lay
resumed his usual morning walk in
P.erlin. Nov. lO. The latest news
regarding the condition of the emperor
is that it remains satisfactory. He
worked several hours yesterday after
noon on government business and
wrote a long telegram to King Ed
ward, congratulating him on his birth
day. Tt is worth being ill to receive
a thing like this," the emperor is re
ported as saying when some chrysan
themums sent by three working wom
en were handed to him.
The growth in the larynx at once
suggested that the emperor might be
suffering from cancer, but Professors
von Leuthold. Ilberg, Schmidt ami Orth
supplement the bulletins in replying
to inquiries with positive declarations
that the affection was merely a "good
natured iolypus.' which is not likely
to return or to be followed by any evil
efforts." Professor Schmidt says he
lias performed hundreds of such opera
lions, and that it did not occupy more
than two minutes.
Not I'nllint; 'Wires at Home.
Washington. Ntv. 10. Some annoy
ance has been caused to the1 president
by the publication of stories to the ef
fect that he had been in communica
tion with the pope respecting tne cre
ating of another United States cardi
nal, and it wis stabnl by authority
"the president has made no request up
on the pope for the appointment of an
American cardinal, either directly or
indirectly in any way, shape or iikhl-
Disraeli's Secretary Dead.
London, Nov. 10. Montagu William
Lowry-Corry, first baron Rowton, is
dead. He was born in 1S3-S. He was
the first P.arou Rowton, son of second
Earl Itelmore and Harriet, daughter of
the sixth Earl of Shaftesbury. He
was private secretary to Lord Deacons
Geld for fourteen years.
Rockefeller a Grandfather.
New York. Nov. 10. A daughter has
been born to Mr. and Mrs. John D.
Rockefeller, Jr. Mrs. Rtickefeller is
the daughter of United states Senator
Aldrlch, of Rhode Island. This is there
JFemale IBandit JFollot&4;
Trade in Garb of Man
1a Crosse, Wis., Nov. 10. A woman
bandit, who operates in man's cloth
ing, has lieen captured. She is Mrs.
liertha Boatcher, and she has con
fessed. For several weeks many thefts
have been reported ami since the run
on the German-American bank, when
many farmers drew out their money
and have since been keeping it at
home, three holdups have taken place.
IS TIED UP
Troops May Not
ORDERS ARE ISSUED
United States Acts
Washington, Nov. 10. Embarking
of Colombian troops from Puena
Ventura or any other Colombian port
for the isthmus will not be permitted!
by the Washington government, and
United States warships will K ordtred
to any port uiion receipt of an intima
tion that Colombian troops will at
tempt to sail for the isthmus. The
Washington government holds that this
policy is in the interest of the geneial
Report of Foreign Intervention.
Washington, Nov. 10. Reports
are current lure to the effect that an
effort is being made whereby negotia
tions for a Panama canal treaty may
jet be resumed with Colombia, not
withstanding the defection of the de
partment of Panama and the establish
ment of an independent government
there. These had as their basis the
restoration by the United States of the
status quo on the isthmus a.s affairs
existed ten days ago. following which
olombia would immediately take up
the question of a canal treaty with a
view to a speedy ratification of such u
Ton Late to Conniiler the Same.
That something along this line was
done, it is said, was admitted by a de
partment official, but that the intima
tion had been conveyed in reply that
the time for interposition of friendly
ofhe-es of this character had passed,
and that the United States could not
consider such an offer. It was stated
IKjsitiveiy by a cabinet officer that no
official overtures of the character re
ferred to had been made. As has been
stated heretofore repeatedly the Ilay
Herrau convention is dead, irrevoca
bly so. and any negotiations for a -anal
treaty must be on the basis of a new
conveulion. Look Like Colombia Would Yield.
The reported appointment by Colom
bia of General Reyes as a peace com
missioner to the republic of Panama,
as announced in the Associated Press
dispatches, is viewed with some inter
est by the officials here, as it is in ac
cord with the suggestion to the Colom
bian government contained in the dis
patch to Minister Beaupre commending
the peaceful and equitable settlement
of all questions at issue between Co
lombia and Panama. The United
States, it is stated, will lend its good
officios to bring about a uneting of
General Reyes and the Panama clli
eials, and will do everything in its
lM)wer to hasten a satisfactory adjust
ment of the questions brought forward
as a result of the recent developments
on the isthmus.
No Answer to the I'rntest Yet.
Herrau, the Colombian charge, said
he was still without any advices from
his government, although he keeps the
officials at Rogota promptly advised of
everything that is transpiring. As yet
he has not received any reply to his
protest against the attitude of the .
United States government in isthmian
Germany Not Concerned.
Rerlin. Nov. 10. Foreign Secretary
Von Richthofen informed Ambassador
Tower today there is no truth what
ever in t lie report of the intention ot
olombia to appeal to Germany.
Nothing is known here of any inten
tion to make such an appeal. The
secretary assured the ambassador
that Germany has no interest in the
Panama matter, and the question of
interference in the Panama question
upon the part oi Germany ooes not
exist. Von Richthofen wished, these
statements to be communicated to
the United States government.
Paris, Nov. 10. The" French govern
ment has recognized de facto the gov
ernment of the republic of Panama.
Mrs. Roatcher was caught by Her
man Pralle, a farmer, who arrived
home unexpectedly, and found his
premises being robbed by a man who
had a wagon anil team. When a light
was turned on it was found the pris
oner was Mrs. Rertha Roatcher, who
lives about three miles from Prjjlle's
farm. She was sent to the count jr
jail fcr 30 days. ' , t j