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VOL.. LIJI. NO. 47.
HOCK LLL.., eATTJllDAY. DECEMBER 12, 1903 THIRTY -TWO PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Hitt Upholds Government
in Address in
RELATIVE TO PANAMA
Charges Colombia With
Attempt to Hold
Washington., Dec. 12. When the
house went into committee of the
whole it wjis to dismiss the pension
bill. Itut the pension bill was the
thing that was not discussed, the
whole .session lieing taken up with a
dts-oussion. of the action of the United.
States on the Isthmus of Panama. The
feature of this dismission, was HItt's
defense of that action. He said the
recognition of the republic of Pana
ma by this government was not hastily,
having been made tive days after tin
declaration of the independence of that
republic The president, said Ilitt, "had
laot been precipitate, but had waited a
reasonable time. "But," lie added, "he
did not waste time he never does."
Thfs utterance was loudly applauded
on the Republican side.
I'unaiua an Exceptional Case.
Ordinarily." Hitt went on. "when
n ship is in port and a disturbance
or insurrection occurs we land troops
to protect Americans from being killed
rr robbed. We have done that In
France and we would do it anywhere.
In case of Panama our situation was
different from that of any spot on
earth. We had a soiv-mn and binding
engagement which had been impressed
upon us by all the years. Often we
were called upon by the Colombian
government, oftener by events to en
force the obligation to keep that path
oixMi from sea to sea; not to aid nor
to suppress rebellion, but to keep the
Ttto Thing Happen Together.
"Xow, it so happened, in the course
of human events which we do not
guide, but which it is believed by many
an all-wise Providence watches and di
erits that in this case our duty in
good faith under the treaty to keep
that highway ojien fell in with and
brought "but a consequence which was
grave to Colombia. She was invoked
that interference before, but it so haj
pened that always heretofore it In
ured to her benelir.
Coincidence Cantos Criticism.
"It was done sedulously and care
fully, but it did result in making it
very difficult for troops to come from
Pogota. Our government will not per
mit anybody on the line of that rail
way or the crossing of the Isthmus
which would disturb free transit, and !
it Is becaw the two things coincided j
that men who do not look on the mat-1
ter calmly and fairly will say that we i
did what we did to injure Bogota when
in fact we did it to keep good faith,
though it has Injured Bogota."
COLOMBIA AVAS AVARICIOUS
Hitt Says She Was Trying to Hold Vn Vp
for Revenue Only.
After reviewing the history of the
act of congress and the negotiations
with Colombia and the sending of a
treaty to Bogota Hitt said the people
of Colombia thought the United States
were so bent on having a canal on. the
isthmus that the game was easv. They
had $10,000,fX0. but $20,000,000 would I
be better, and Colombian papers had
urged those charged with power to
hold out for great sums of Yankee
money. The people of Panama had
organized a government which had
the cordial support of every one who
lived there. That, Hitt said, is proven
by the fact that a man would have
been an unnatural leing if he had not
wished to separate himself from such
a cumbrous government as had
weighed upon them so hard.
Referring in this connection to the
government at Bogota he wild "that
distant center, coldly plotting to get
bold of the great spoil they hme?l to
get from the United States, Jeliber
ntely threw away the treaty and $10.
O0O.00O in the hope of getting still
more, utterly regardless of the great
Ieril to which they put th people of
the provinceof Panama. The
president of the United States had no
representatives there on theisthmus,
extvt two very low salaried consular
officers and one clerk, and he had no
money except what has been appro
priated by this body.
"Following the spirit of the treaty
and of the legislation since the presi
dent, while waiting a reasonable time,
found that the will of congress should
be carried out, and he would not sub
mit to the blackmail that was tried
to be Imposed upon the people of the
United State, owing to the rapacity
of. a band of men,. who abused, thetr
LIEUT. CHANDLER'S FLOTILLA . '
LEAVES ON 18,000 MILE TRIP
If or folk, Va., Dec. 12. Convoyed by
the cruiser Baltimore and carrying
the whole board of inspection and
survey of the navy in order that the
seaworthiness of the speedy black de
stroyers may be officially attested, the
lirst torpedo boat flotilla left Hamp
ton Boads this morning for the Phil
ippines under command of Lieut.
Lloyd H. Chandler.
Few cruises in the history of the
navy have excited the public and pro
fessional interest occasioned by this
voyage of the Decatur. Barry, Chaun
cey. Dale and 1'ainbridge, which, when
added to the Asiatic battleship lleet,
will greatly enhance its fighting value.
Kaeh of these destroyers is 24." feet
long, "3." tons full load displacement,
and SOU-horse power. From 2S. to 'JO
knots is the maximum speed per hour.
ARE NOT JOINED
Indications That !Rock Island
Santa Fe Agreement
NO COMMON USE OF TRACKS
Significant Kesumption in Build-
ing of New
Failure on the part of the Bock Isl
and road to gain the election of a rep
resentative on the board of the Santa
Fe road this week is taken to indicate
that the reported coalition of the two
systems has not leeii accomplished.
It is known that negotiations were
pending" by which there was to be a
common use of certain" Santa Fe and
Bock Island tracks by both of these
lines between Kansas City and Chi
cago. The Santa Fe was also to use
the Bock Island tracks from a con
nection at Liberal. Kans., to a connec
tion with the main line of the Santa
Fe just west of Albuquerque, from
which place the Santa Fe tracks
would be used by both the Santa Fe
and Bock Island to San Francisco.
The use of the Bock Island lines would
eliminate the Santa Fe climb over Ihe
Baton range between Lajunta and Al
buquerque. Previous to these negotiations the
Santa Fe had completed an independ
ent plan for avoiding the Baton range.
It involved the building of a line leav
ing th; main line at Belenk, :!) miles
east of Albuquerque, and extending
eastward through the Abo pass to
Texico. a point on the south line of
the Santa Fe system. It is now sal
that this will be pushed to comple
tion. Mall Service on Cut-olT.
The advent of the new year will
witness the inauguration of mail serv
ice on the Milwaukee cut-off. Thus
far the Milwaukee trains have carried
no mail, but on and after Jan. 4 next
railroad mail service will be regular
on the new line. This service has
been authorized by the postmaster
general, and affects Davenport and
nil towns to the southwest as far as
Butledge, the western terminus on the
Milwaukee cut-off. and where a new
office has been created by the post
ottice department. Postmasters at
various xints along the cut-otf have
been apprised by the second assistant
postmaster general concerning these
additional mail-carrying facilities.
PASSES AWAY AT CAPITAL
Washington, Dec. 12. Civil Service
Commissioner John B. Proctor died
here, this afternoon of neuralgia.
authority. It is not in the spirit of our
people. When the pen hand of liouaty
is met by the clinched fist of malice
and greed the Yankee knows how to
stop that business."
F.XPKDITION IS AIIAXDOXEI)
Colombians Have a Rough Kxperience
Trying to Make a Way to Panama.
Washington, Dec. 12. The state
department has received a cablegram
from Consul General Cudger, at Pan
ama, announcing that the Colombian,
expedition to Panama, according to his:
information, has- been abandoned.
Colon, Dec. 32. Governor Melendez,
in an interview, said: "I have just
learnedj unofficially, that the Colom
bian! warshlpsGeneral Plnzon and Car
tagria left Cartagena at the begin
ning of December, having on board
the same 450 troops. These were land
ed at the Rio Atrato, with instructions
to build a road towards Panama. But
after terrible suffering for four days
their efforts to go up the river in small
boats and canoes, and being in want of
provisions of all k-inds, the troops re
solved not to go any further."
News has been received here from
the interior to the effect that 4,000
Colombian troops left Bogota a fort
night ago to go down the Magdalenn
river, but on reaching Honda they re
ceived orders countermanding the
movement and returned to Bogota Dec.
2. General Melendez further said that
he had sent commissioners to the chiefs
in the Indian territory to get them on J
the side of Panama If there is war and :
that his success Is practically assured.
For rapid evolutions they surpass any
craft ever put into commission in the
United States, their most notable
work being the flying wedge, in which
at full speed they come together in
the form of a "V," their sides almost
touching, and discharge torpedoes
simultaneously at a given target.
Although many ships of the Ameri
can navy smaller than these boats
have crossed the Atlantic, it has been
questioned whether the destroyers
could successfully withstand the
heavy seas at this season of the year
in the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
The trip, which will be IS.OIH) miles
long, is expected to demonstrate it.
Lieut. Chandler, when questioned by
the navy department, declared the de
stroyers could make the trip safely
and speedily without any ' convoy
JUDGE SETS FREE
United States Deputies Who
Killed a Militant Striker in
SWORE HE WOULD NOT BETAKEN
And Was Shot While KKCnping with
Pistol in Hand U. M. W,
Takes an Appeal.
Charleston, W. Ya., Dec. 12. Unit
ed States Judge John Jay Jackson has
decided t,ho habeas corpus case of John
Baiag and Stewart Hurt, holding that
they were federal otlicers. acting un
der process of the United States court.
when they killed John Harless, and
therefore justified and not amenable
to," state courts, I.aing is an operator
and Hurt i. iti his employ. They ac
companied Deputy Marshal Cunning-
ham last winter to arrest John Har
less, a leader among the striking min
ers for whom Cunningham had a rule
in contempt for violating United States
Judge Keller's "blanket injunction.'
Harlots tied, when Cunningham and
others approached his house. As he
went by Idling and Hurt, who had
been told to look out for him, fired
and killed .him. claiming self-defense.
as Harlei-vs, with revolver in hand, was
Clash Between State and Nation.
Uaing and Hurt were held in Ba
leigh county jail and denied bail. Aft
er their indictment a writ of habeas
corpus ws sued out of the United
States- court. At first Judge Sanders,
of the state court, refused to obey
the writ, but afterwards allowed the
marshal to take the men from the
county jail. Judge Jackson -heard the
case last June, reserving his decision
until now. In his opinion he recites
the facts a1out Harless repeatedly re
sisting marshals, being under several
Indictments when he was killed, disre
garding injunctions, leading large
armed forces at Stanaford City, where
tive men were killed and thirty wound
ed, and at Atkinsvllle. where Cunning
ham and others narrowly escaped
death, and repeatedly saying "hewould
never le taken alive."
Had a Right to Kill Harless.
After holding that Harless was a
fugitive the court said: "This court
has jurisdiction to determiise whether
Laing and Hurt are entitled to dis
charge from further detention under
the Indictment in the state . court.
There is not only an absence of malice
upon the part of the officers, but no
motive other than a desire to discharge
the duty imposed upon them by the
marshal in the execution of writs.
This court holds that Uaing and Hurt
were summoned by Deputy Marshal
Cuu-ninghfln and were attempting to
arrest Harless for violating United
States law, atd'while so acting under
the authority of law were authorized
and justified In using whatever means
were necessary to execute the process
of the court, and that they believed
that it was necessary to protect their
lives to take the life of Harless.
Labor Tnkcii an Appeal.
"They had. reasonable grounds for
such lielief. and the law would hold
them harmless of homicide, upon which
they stand indicted in the court of
Baieigh count-, W. Ya. This court is
of the opinion that the petitioners are
in custody of the Mate authorities in
violation of Uieir rights as citizens
under the constitution of the United
States." An order was1 issued for their
discharge. Attorneys for the state
and the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, who were prosecuting Laing and
Hurt, gave notice of appeal.
Sunday Funeral Is Itarred.
.Sbelbyvillc, Ihd., Dec. 12. The min
isters, liverymen and the undertakers
cf this town have gone into an odd
combine. They have agreed among
themselves that there shall be no funer
als on Sunday. The ministers set up
the claim that the funerals sadly Inter
fered with church services.
John Mitchell Off for Walilnsion.
Indianapolis, Dec. 12. John Mitch
ell, president of the United Mine Work
ers, returned from Colorado, but has
left for Washington- to attend a meet-
lng of the executive board of the
American Federation , of Labor.
German War Minister
Speaks in Reich
stag. BETTER THAN PAINTED
Bad Enough, ( However,
to Need Some
Berlin, Dec. 12. In the reichstag
War Minister von Einem entered earn
estly into the charges of brutality and
immorality brought against German
army officers, without attempting to ex
culpate them. He admitted that there
had been abuses, and dec-hired thearmy
LIEUTENANT GENERAL. CAUL. VON IflNEM.
administration was determined to cor
rect them so far as possible. Nobody
regretted the evils more than Kiuperot
William', who never lost an opportunity
to impress the serjausness of the of
fenses that had bi-rn -brought to light
Moral Status of Lieutenants.
Referring to Lieutenant liilseu's
book "A Little Garrison" (Idling of al
leged action disvrcditable to otlicers,
for writing which the lieutenant was
sentenced to six months' imprisonment
and to dismissal from the armyi, the
war minister said it contained a certain
amount of truth, but it was n:t trm
that every lieutenant in the small garri
sons lived as Pilsen had described.
Tell of Hii Own Kxperieut-e.
The minister did not deny the possi
bility of corrupt relations between of
ficers and women in a few cases, but
the assertion that such were the rule
was a slander .ag!ii list Gorman woman
hood. The speaker said he recalled
with pride and joy the friendships he
formed as a young officer . with the
wives and daughters of his superiors.
They threw home influences around the
yonng otlicers, often earning the grati
tude of distant mothers by affording
the former good counsel and refining
BUIITAI. TREATMENT OF PRIVATES
Minister Ierlarea the Soldiers la Largely
Regarding the brutalities the minis
ter declared that such incidents were
not wholly inexplicable. There was
the bad private soldier as well as the
bad sergeant, and the bad private was
largely responsible for the whole diffi
culty, "succeeding by the most devil
ish ingenuity to so embitter the non
commissioned officers that the latter
finally vented their anger uim the
weaklings." This type of private had
always existed, and. was more common
under social democratic iniluence. The
Social Democrats asserted that mili
tarism enslaved, brutalized and stupe
fied the jieople aud suppressed free
dom of thought.
If-this were true; Germany should
be in a sad condition, since Germany
was a universal military service coun
try. Put this was not true, as Ger
many had suetveded by a combination
of industry. Intelligence and energy
unparalleled in conquering a large part
of the markets of the world. Dur
ing the year ended In June, the war
minister continued. ' fifty officers and
577 noiwoiuinissionod officers and good
service men were punished for mis
treatment of private Soldiers.
Reckoning percentages one officer in
400 and one noiw-ommissioned officer
In 120 had been found guilty of the
misuse of authority. The convictions
were really fewer during the recent
agitation than in some other years.
However, the army administration had
determined to stop mistreatment alto
gether. Kvew 100 cases a year would
Discussing Herr Rebel's charge that
the German artillery was inefficient
and that the German gun. was in
ferior to the French gun. the minister
entered into a. technical -explanation of
NORTHWEST IN GRIP OF WINTER:
SNOW BLOCKS TRANSPORTATION
Chicago, Dee. 1. Today for the
first lime this winter transportation
failed on railroads into Chicago.
Street car systems here are more or
less troubled by the heavy fall of
snow. Electric cars suffer most, it
being found almost impossible to
innke headway with the awfully slip
AGAINST A CHANGE
Protestant Episcopal Church Will
THAT OF "CATHOLIC" REJECTED
Vote Against Immediate Action
but Favors Change
Milwaukee. Dec. 12. The Daily
News says: "No change will be made
In the name of the Protestant Episco
pal church in the immediate future,
and the next triennial council of that
church will take no action whatsoever
on the movement which has been on
foot for a changein name of the church
to the Catholic Church of America. The
statistics in regard to the vote on
change of nam1 were collected by The
Living Church, an Episcopal publica
tion of this city, -and are as follows:
Vote o.i Question.
"The vote which' favored a change at
once was: liishops. 22; clergy, 'JAW,
laity, t'.t.ss:;. The vote against any
change was: Rishops, M ; clergy, iJS4;
laity, t)2,r.V. The vote which favored
an ultimate change, but did not desire
it at this time was: Twelve bishops.
Mm; clergy and ;2.:52 laymen. The
largest vote did m.t pass at all on the
(jutistion of a change, but considered it
unwise to act on the question at this
RESENTED BY THE FAMILY
Imputations Cast I pun Miss (iillvsile'a
Twin Hrotlier Jet No C'retleiice f rout
tiie Other (Jillespies.
Rising Sun, Ind., Dec. 12. While ar
rangements are Iwing made for the
funeral tomorrow afternoon of Miss
Elizabeth Gillespie the grand jury is
calling many witnesses in the investi
gation of the murder. Meantime the
coroner is also preparing for an in
quest. It is now evident that Cue mys
tery must lie ferreted out by the local
authorities of Ohio county alone. The
chief of police at Cincinnati, over the
long distance telephone, said he could
not send .detectives outside the state,
and the Kiiue word came from Iouis
ville. The Gillespie family is wealthy,
but it is said that none of the mem
bers of that family will comply with
the request cf local authorities for a
reward or -the employment of detec
tives. It is also stated that the Gillotqiies re
fused to testify to anything ue victim
may have said from the time of the
shooting on Tuesday evening until her
death on Thursday evening. The vic
tim's twin brother, mu advice of his
counsel, refused to answer questions
before the grand jury, even after ar
raignment liofoie Judge Downey, and
still refused to talk to newspaper men
or others. The family openly expresses
Its Indignation over .lames Gillespie be
ing called before the grand jury with
his l-guage shotgun and cartridges.
Iova Its uk Report.
Des Moines. Ia.. Dec. 12. The state
auditor has issued a statement of the
condition of the stateand savings banks
of Iowa. The call was issued Nov. 17.
During the Intervening time between
Sept. !) and Nov. 17, there has been an
Increase of two additional banks and
an increase in the total capitalization
Itrazil Ielnc-f Duties.
Rio Janeiro, Dec. 12. The chait.er
of deputies has approved an amend
ment to the budget bill authorizing the
government to reduce up to 4i. per
cent, duties on products from countries
admitting coffee from Ilrazil free of
Fatal Kx plosion of Dynamilp.
Mars'halltown. Ia.. Dee. 12. An ex
plosion of dynamite fatally injured Jo
seph Mixncr. of Owatonna. Minn., and
II. McDonald, einjdoyes of the Ameri
can Telephone and Telegraph eoui
penj', near Haverhill.
whj. if- his belief, the Gorman gun of
the model of 1M)S was l.etttr than the
French gun of the l'.HCJ model.
During the debate Karon von Kar
doff made a sensational Kpeeoh. He
said: "My opinion is that we are on
an express train which is rolling with
wind velocity Into the socialized state
of the future. At any rate something
must lie done to prevent the growth
of the social Democracy, and the most
effective means to this end would be
to withdraw the suffrage for five years
from socialists who profess to be revo
lutionists or republicans. Socialist
laughter. The government must do
everything In Its power, for if nothing
ia done a revolution Is coming with
certainty." s "
pery condition of the rails. Teaming
is also greatly impeded.
A severe cold wave is advancing
with the storm and has already over
spread the entire northwest. It is L'O
degrees below in North Dakota.
Telegraph communication in all ii
rections is seriously interrupted by
Affected Adversely by Development
f Ihe Week
Xew York. Dec-. 12. It. G. Dun
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says
Developments are not encouraging as
to cotton spinning, but there is evi
dence of better conditions in the iron
and steel Industry, while retail trade
feels the usual impetus as the boll
days approach. Idleness among New
England luniln-r mills is offset by in
creased activity in the south. Railway
earnings for November show an aver
age gain of 4.t per cent, over last
It is significant evieltmco of the attitude-of
consumers that while output
of pig iron declined to at tout 1.UXMMJ0
tons in November, the lowest point in
several years, furnace stocks rose to
GTiS.107 tons, exceeding all recent rec
ords. Such a striking discrepancy in
dicates clearly the extent of -ontrac-tion
in this leading branch of manu
facture. Failures this week numbered ..Tl in
the Vuited States, against 2'.9 last
year, and 2 in Canada, compared with
30 a year ago.
HELD TO COURT FOR TRIAL
Alleged Ilooillers ut (iraml Kupids .Make
o Defense at Tiirii- I'vaiiilnu
tion in I'olioe Co i' i t.
Grand Rapids. Mich.. Dec. 12. Kx
Alderman James O. McCooI. of the
First ward, made no defense in his ex
aminath.n on the charge of accepting
a bribe of 5?.'."i(i from ex-City Attorney
Lant K. Salslmry. Judge Haggerty. of
the police court, held ltim to the next
term of the superior court for trial. The
term of the superior court will begin
Monday, w hen McCool, with ex-Mayor
Perry, the three newspaper managers
J. Clark Sproat. C. S. Kurch and E.
D. Conger and ex-alderman D. E.
Lozier. who have waived examination,
will appear before Judge Newnham
for further disposition of their oases.
The cases of Aldermen Ellen and
Depagter and ex-Alderman Muir are
now on call in the police court for final
disposition. Ex-Alderman Aldrian
Schriver, of the Fifth ward, who
pleaded guilty of accepting a bribe, is
under orders to appear in the superior
court today for sentence.
DIFFERENCE OF FOUR MILLIONS
Bet wren a .Jury's Valuation of Some Cht
ca&o Land and That of the
Chicago. Dec. 12. A verdict for
$S!X5.070 compensation was rendered
by a jury in Judge Smith's court in a
condeinnatieu suit begun by the sani
tary district to obtain possession of
land lying along the west bank of the
Chicago river between Madison and
Van Ituren streets. After the verdict
had been read counsel for the Penn
sylvania company and the Pittsburg.
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway
company, the princiial defendants in
the case, made a motion for a new
trial which will be argued in- a few
weeks. The verdict is considered a victory
for the sanitary district, as the de
fendant railroads declared that they
v-ould be damaged to the extent of at
least $5,(100.000 by the condemnation of
the land. The jury took fifteen hours
to reach a verdict.
GOV. CUMMINS IN
RACE WITH DEATH
Reaches Bedside of Dying Mother in
Flying Trip From
Des Moines, Dec. 12. Gov. Cummins
raced with death half way across t he
continent and won. A telegram an
nouncing the fatal illness of his moth
er called the governor from Hoston
Thursday, and he hastened back to
Iowa. The l..")00-mile race ended at .
this morning, and the governor is now
at the bedside of his mother, who is
POSTAL GRAFTERS ARE
SENTENCED AT BALTIMORE
Baltimore, Dee. 12. Columbus Ells
worth Cpton and Charles W. McGreg
er, convieterl of postal frauds, today
were rentenoed to two years' impris
onment and to pay a fine of $1,000.
WANT IN THE
Two Porto Rican Parties
ARGUE THE QUESTION
National Convention at
Chicago 21st of
Washington. Dec. 12. When the re
publican national committee resum
ed its session today communications
were read from the federal and re
publican parties of Porto Uico, both,
claiming representation in the com
Two Porto Kicans. represent ing 1 he
republican party, addressed the com
mittee in the matter, which was then
referred to Ihe executive committee.
The question of selecting- the city in
which to hold the convention was
then taken up.
Chit-ago was selected as the place of
holding the next repiiblica n conven
tion. The vote wa: Chicago, A?,;
Pittsburg. 7; St. bonis. 1.
The committee fixed June 21 at noon
as the time of meeting in convention.
OlVers made by cities to pay ex
penses of the assembling of the con
vention were: $40.11110. by St. bonis;
$7.",U0. by Chicago, ,-nul $100,000, by
The committee on arrangements
for the convention is: Senator Scott,
West Virginia; Chairman Hanna,
Postmaster Ceneral Payne. Harry S.
Xew. Indianapolis; If. IS. Schneider,
Washington. Dec. 12. At 1:40 the
committee adjourned to meet in Chi
cago at the call of the chairman.
Washington. Dec. V2. The national
committee presided over by Senator
Ilanna met at the Arlington hotel for
the purpose of deciding the time awl
place for the next national Republican
convention. After a brief session, at
which Senator Ilanna congratulated
the committee- on its past achieve
ments and predicted future .success
deciding that all the party had to do
was to "stand pat." the committee paid
Its icspects to President Roosevelt at
the White House. The exchange of
greetings between the president audi
the committee was most cordial. A
group picture of the committee was
taken on the White House jiortico. iu
which the president and Senator Ilan
na occupied the foreground. Secre
tary Heath was not of the part-.
A small amount of tontine business
was laid before the committee by
Heath, most of which was referred
to the executive session to be held to
day. St. Louis and Chicago, which
seem to be the chief rival cities for
the convention, are maintaining head
quarters at the Arlington, and will be
given an opportunity to present their
claims at the session today.
PAY HIS OLD DEBTS
Former Cattle Kinic Promises to
Clear $1,500,00 in
Kansas City, Mo.. Dec. 12. In a
pigned ,-tatenn ::t addressed to the Kan
sas t'ity Star Crar.t O. (Jilktte, the
former Kansas cattle king, wired frenr
Fostoria. O.. regarding his indebted
ness of .Sl..iHM0). as follows: "I
have ofTeml my Kansas City repre
sentative, who is one of my largest
creditors, security which he or a com
mittee of my creditors is to hold un
til my affairs are settled up. If I am in
no way molested or harassed my cred
itors will receive what is due them;
at an early date."
"I have worked to this end for the
pa,t five years and I am giving my
entire time now to effect it. My rep
resentative will see that every one is
treated fairly and Justly and in pro
portionate amount to the indebtedness
that they may have against me. It is
my Intention to live here in the states."
Connolidated Lake Superior.
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 12. An
adjourned meeting of the stockholders
of the Consolidated Lake Superior
company was held here, and was again
adjournied until Jan. 2 next, after a
statement from Vice President E. H.
Sanborn had been read. Sanborn aU
the customary annual report would be
only a reiteration of facts already
familiar to the stockholders. The state
ment added that efforts to carry out
the plan for the reorganization of the
company are still in progress.