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OL. L.III NO. 72
BOCK ISLAND, ILL,., WEDNESDAY, JajNUaKY 13, 104.
PllICB TWO CENTS.
Declaration at Washing
ton Does Not Clear
Naval Officers Learn
4,000 Men on the
Colon. Jan. VI. I'nited States naval
authorities la-re apjMar to be convinced
from ih' tenor of the reports width
are continually brought iu that Colom
bia is determined to send an army to
attack 1'anaiiia. The Panamanian au
tiioritirs have 1 coeiv d official con
firmation of tli fact tliat the Colom
bian troos at Titiiinati number at
least 4 .mm moii. nnlr 1 1 command
of :onerals Ortiz. Frihe-1 ribe. I'.usta
iuoitc and Novo. Those troops an well
armed ai:d supplied with a lnmunit i,n.
ami have four jiim s. three steam
Iarnla-s and a large supp'y of cattle.
The district is an unprodticti vo otic,
tllid the provisions and other supplies
which the troops ossc-s have Itoeii
brought to tliem from Otlier places.
Spy In tin- 'o!oi-itiiin Line.
The gov ei um :it learned these fuels
from a reliable person at Titumati.
w in coutlivcs to send news of events
finiii ih.it distance to Colon by means
of signals ami trustworthy messengers.
. s has also been receiv ed that t.ie
Indian Chief I na iintu!na has returned
to 'a rtanenn to interview the Colom
bian otticers regarding a request made
by I hem for .'; Indian en y nooes imall
boats to be used by the aliny ili
Titumati In crossing rivers.
Think lie ( an Sli mi Army.
i lend illamil. who is now eta
tioaed at Kin Mandiiiga. at the month
of i''c S.u: I this bay. iu command of
imi r.inaau:iii..n soldiers, in a report
sent in said he had no in ed of more
Srotps. The n!i!ii said lie had al
ready sent out stouts as far as Con
ception to the cast ami Culet.ra to the
west, who have confirmed the lielicf
that tin- mountain trails are so dilli
cult that it uld lc an easy matter
for the colonel's command to stop an
army attempting to pass over them.
ur Marine on a Seoul.
A scouting party of I'mted Slates
marines has just left Colon on tiie
steamer Herald, for Xombie de Pins,
from which place it will send a small
boat to Malidikj.l with the object 'f
undertaking a journey to the Daricii
iVstrict tow .rds Tiburon. This expedi
tion is likely to be i'hsent for tW4 or
throe weeks, ar.d on its return the
naval authorities will have the fullest
in forma t : n obta irable rega rdimr i rails,
I riimiitr.tt inn To Mmle.
It is oxpoi ted that all the warships
will leave Colon today for the pur
pose of making a demonstration along
the San Idas coast. The vessels will
land an attacking force the moment
information reaches them that Colom
bian troops have crossed into Panama
KISSING CHILD MAY
Utile One Dead of Hydrophobia
Three Other are
t hicair . Jan. i::. Ilaroi i I. alia.
iiL'fi!. of Madrid. Iowa. i'i ! f hv:!rn
pholun at the I'a-leur in-titute todav.
The child's no ll r ami father, and
l'.urcst I'.irdsall. :tz- 1 .'. ai! of Mad
rid, weie inoculated in kisin. the'
child, and mav i.ic. J
I (lireHl tnilli "Kini;iiiK."
Detroit. Jan. V'. Kdw ard II. I'nr
ley. tlie w-ll know ii hot'scma n. has ar
riil here trom C'ncinnati and has
been arraigned in the circuit court oti
flie charge of "rin-in" the ninre Amu
U"is as Sarah Ida. k at t he Jross
IViinte rmitiin-; mectins last June Car
ley refused to plead and a plea of not
guilty was cntentl for 1dm. afte
ml.ich he was icleuscil on baiL
Faithful Dog Saves Lives
Puei.io. Col.. Jan. 11. - A ::
('liver hit-on. .' wire and. tivc chil
dren from hiirninir to death c-TcnIav
niorniiiiT. The tamil.v w a- a-iecp. w l.t-n
the lii.v, in an adjoinii c loom, pii-l-.e.'.
pen a door and jainp: on ti e b'd.
look hold of ore f the urer t hil
dren anil draped it tt the tl or. Tills
aweke the parents of the chilJ. and
A Trust in Anti-Toxin
Will Cause Loss of Life
Chicago. Jan. lii. Following an an
nouncement yesterday that the only
tiiree firms manufacturing anti-toxin
had combined to raise prices. Secre
tary I'ritchard. of the health depart
ment, denounced the action and de
clared it would result in the loss of
iives in Chicago.
The three firms which make the
diphtheria cure are: IL K. Mulford
A Co.. Philadelphia; Parke. Davis &
Co.. Detroit: Stearns & Co.. Detroit.
The changes in prices are as fol
lows: WENT TO JAIL WITH
.FILE IN HER PURSE
Consequently Harvey Van Dine'n
Sweetheart Will be Kept
Out in Future.
Chicago. Jan. 1".. An attempt toon
tor Judge KeistciTs cent room w'th
a tile iu her assession has resulted
in Mamie I Minn. Harvey Van Dine's
sweetheart, being barred from the trial
of the carbarn bandits.. The young
woman, as well as all those in rogu
lar attendance at the trial, had re
ceived ample warning against carrying
such articles into the iurt room. The
young woman insisted the article was
.' finger-nail tile, but the matron said
it was too large to be used for such
The presence of the tile in Miss
Dunn's iockcthook aroused a suspicion
on the part of the authorities and tin
matron took the file from the girl ami
retained possession, of it mil il a f ter ad
journment of court. The article was
a regulation t hree- urnered lile and. ac
cording to I he authorities, was too
large to be used for manicuring pur
im.si's. At the same time it was small
enough to be easily slipped from one
person to another.
EMPLOYES NOW LET
IN AT LOWER PRICE
Cost of Steel Stock to Profit Sharers
Brought to Current
Vrri:. .ian. The Cnitod
Stilts Se;l Ccfpor.it ion has extended
its .;-ntit -shai inu plan and initts .'idi
s ript ions to t In' preferred stock fro.n
eni !oyes at ." pel" share. Insiead mi
tin" oiiirin.il jiriie of ss-'.."(i.
The following statement is made by
Treasiutr lJichard Trimble: "The plan
atiopted Dei-. :il. l'.wrj. is still ill force,
and employes are subscribing for t lie
second year on the basis of tteo first
ear. except that the price lixed for
the second year is .."." per share."
Another prominent oiticial of tin
company uakes the statement that it
was reuardeii as a matter of justice
to perir.it employes to subscribe to this
tock at the prevailing market pike.
EOAT LINZiS TO SECEDS
the l.uke itrricrn ..clthji
Detroit. Jan. bV The- News say
that the passetii:''! stininboiit liiit-s of
the jreat lakes ale coin IT to vvitild' IW
from the Lake Carriers' association at
the annual convention that pens h-te
tomorrow and form an association of
their own. uiJes- tl.t re is a ladical
change in the iRlicy of the lake car
riers, which the passenuer men con
to'al is run in the interests of the
boats which form a la rue proportion
of the a ss-nia lion's tonnage.
I'roin a reliable source it Is learned
that the Detroit, P.elle I-do and Wind
sor Ferry company: the White Star
line, of Detroit: the Detroit and Cleve
land line; the Detroit and I'.ufl'alo lino,
the Cleveland and ISutTalo line, ami
ether imi-irtrsnt passenger and excur
sion companies on the u'feat lakes have
already banded tocether to form au r
uaui.ation of their own.
Kill to Protect ttip SfaN.
Washington. Jan. 1:!. --Senator Did
infant ha ;nir"Iuccd a bill to amend
the act to preent t he ex tcruiina t ion yf
fur beat it.u animals in Alaska. TLo
bill reiuest.s the prcsiilent to lieuotiale
with ;n;it Itrit.itn for a review and
revision of the rules and regulations
which now uovorn the taking of fur
seals in the oj-ii waters of the Noith
1'a. itic ocean and nehrinu sea. pur
suant to the treaty articles of the
I'.el rinu sa tribunal of arbitration
made in r;.ri Au-.'. lv.i::.
in a Fire, but is Burned
tve-ljthe ritiii vva- foi'-d. full of -moke.
liit- n. after much difficulty, drap
! l:i- children from the hurnimr
I'uildinir atvl then rushed "oack for hi--ick
wife. The dojj whiidi saved the
family wa- last seer sea r -Iiinir aU'iit
the b-d. ;ii airntl.v in se: tell of chil
ilren. The animal was burned to
No. l grade, l.ooo units, formerly
57 cents, iiiivil.:!:!; No. 2 grade. 2.000
units, formerly $1.14, now Si.:::!; No.:;
grade. 3.000 units, formerly $1.71. now
The prices are so high that the city
will lie unable to purchase the anti
toxin to treat the many patients
whose cases daily are brought to the
notice of the health department. Sec
retary Pritcharl has asked the New
York City department to supply his
office mil il arrangements are made to
meet the exigency.
Meeting at Washington Favors a
Treaty Between Uncle Sam
, and John Bull.
NATIONS NEVER MOEE LOVING
Says Colonel John V. Foster, tho
Chairman Text of thelleso
Washington. Jan. i:t. A confenn-e
called to frame a U-isIs for an arbitra
tion treaty lK-tween the I'nited States
and tJreat Mritain. and for extension
of ail "it rat ion throughout the world,
was held in this city. There was n
no-taMe array of speakers, ropreser.tins
most of the la rye cities of the ountiy,
and messages of indorsement were re
ceived from many others, iuclitdimr tho
governor of California, ex-l'resident
Cleveland, the mayors of New York,
I'.eston and Itallii'iore aial John Mitch
ell, president of the I'nited Mine
Irioiut'nt len Vlo Atteiifli'il
The meeting was attended i.y An
drew Carneyie; ex-Si-iiii tor Cray, of
Delaware, now circuit cor.it judue:
Lieutenant Uetieral Miles: Tr "sident
David Starr Jordan, of Stanford uni
versity; ex-Secretary of State John W.
Foster: Cardinal Cihbmis at:d Kobcrt.
Treat I'ayne. of l'.ton. president of
the American I'eaco societ. Mx-Secre-tary
Foster was chosen president ami
TLon.as I'ajre secretary.
ICnnarkK of liai rinaii I'o-ter.
Colonel I- osii-r reviewel the pre
vious; arbitration n:nvi mcnts. and said
that no ouestioii can hereafter arise
between the I'nited States and tlreat
I'.rilaiii which will more Feriou-ly in
volve the territorial integrity, tjie hon
or of the nation, its vital interests,
cr its independence, than those which
already have loen submitted to arbi
tration without serious injury to our
interests. lie said there never was a
time when the two countries were more
KKSOl.t TIOXS Tit AT WERE A DOPTKD
Tliy I'rRe Tliat t io lr Kam Procetl to X
Kotiatr a Convention.
After the appointment cf a commit
tee on n solutions speeches wore made
and letters read, all of then: bein
tamest for arbitration, amoui: th-
sMakers beiiii; I 'resident Wodrow
Wilson, of l'rinceton university: .bvv
i-rnor 1 i:rbin. of Indiana, and Xolney
W. Foster, of Chicago. Tlie resolu
tions committee then reported. lo;rin
nimr with a recital of the prostress
of the nioveiiM-nt in Imili countries and
the eslaldishment of The lfayue tri
bunal, ami proeet'din as follows:
"Kesolvei.1. That it is recoil. mended
to our yovernnieut to endeavor to en
ter into a treaty with Ureat I'.ritain
to submit to arbitration by the r
mamnt court :.t The Hayue. or in de
fault of such submission by some tri
bunal specially constituted for the case,
all differences which they may f. "
to adjust by diplomatic negotiation.
-Kesolved. That t he t vv o soveriuaents
should ayrce not to resort in any case
to hostile measures of any description
till an effort has liooii made to settle
any matter in dispute by submitting
the same either to the permanent court
at The Ilayue or to a commission com
jMtsetl of an opaal numler of jrsons
from each country, of recognized com
petence in questions of international
"Kosolvod. That our government
should enter into treaties to the same
effect, as soon as practically with oth
These resolutions were unanimously
adopted and the conference ndjourmsJ.
loiter a lupetinsr was held in Iifayette
theater. Colonel 1'ostiT presided and
a nunilier of notable speakers, includ
ing Andrew Carnegie and Cardinal
;il.tn.s. occupied the platform. The
auditorium was crowdiil. Colonel l'os
ter jravo a ro-eptioi at niyht to Iov
ernor Durbin. of Indiana. and the mem
lrs of the arbitration conference.
COL. CHARLES DENBY, FOBMER
MINISTER TO CHINA, IS DEAD
Jamestown. N. Y.. Jan. 1:5. Col.
Charles Derby, of Kvaiisville. Jnd.. a
former n.ini-ter to China, died here
suddenly today. He lectured 1 ere last
Hn-hntr Samli Nearly Run Oat.
Columbus. O.. Jan. VI. Kx-t loverTvor
Iius'int-II ha had a sinking sell. ami
frieuds ;mm the sw-k non express
fears that he ill not survive Ions.
ST. LOUIS IS
Lands the Coming Dem
SURPRISE IN CHOICE
July 6 at 11 a. m. Fixed
Upon as the
Washington. Jan. 1.5. The Demo
cratic national committee fiuni-lied a
surprise, selecting Sr. I. uis as the
place for holdim: tic national conven
tion of l'.nM. The date tixit for the
convention was July t. ut 11 o'clock.
Previous to the meeting of tlie com
mittee it seemed a foregone conclu
sion that Chicago w-r.uld lie selected
as the place of meeting. hut political
exigencies entered into the sitimtion.
and a majority of the couiiniUeo voted
for Si. Louis, ,'or some hours previous
to the nn-oting of the committee tiiere
was talk i:i the corrid is and among
Democratic leaders that tiie conven
tion iu Chicago might be subject to the
intluem-e of a strong movement and a
strong newsj tj per iutlucncc in favor of
some patticulaV. candidate.
William .i. F.ryan. when the commit
tee had concluded its la 1 h rs. appeared,
but his visit was without any appar
ent political significance. He did not
come ti the hotel until after the com
mittee had about concluded its busi
ness. He was warmly greeted by the
members of the committee, and in
vited a number of them la call on him
at his hotel in the evening, and hold a
conference with Chairman J ouch at
U. S. SHIPBUILDING
Counsel Admits it But Question of
Fraud Necessitates l'urtber
Newark. V J.. Jan. M. -The argu
ing of motion- growing out of the
proceedings to have a permanent re
ceiver appointed for the i'nited States
Shipbuilding ci.mpniiy w:i- today
postponed until next .Monday. V. I),
iiuthric. ii . ii ii -i-1 for Charles M.
Schwab, aiiniiltc! formallv in court
the coinpanv is hopeles-lv bankrupt.
but oonn-cl for the bondholders argil-
ed that the iptestioii of fraud i- involv
ed and therefore a confession in bank
ruptcy could nt terminate the litiga
tion. RATIFICATIONS OF
Concluding Formalities to Opening
Mukden and Antung to
Washington. Jan. :;.- I'a : itica t ii ui-
f the America n-t hin' -e commercial
treatv were exchanged :ii the state
department todav by Secretary Hay
and the Chine-e mini-let here. The
treaty provides for the opening of the
ports cf Mukden and Autiiiig in Man
churia to the Worhi's commerce.
Appeal in the Ttn-r e.
Washington. Jan. K5. Counsel for
ex-As-istant Attorney CN-neral T li'T
and ex-Law Clerk Hani -on J. Itarrett.
who wore removed from ihir (Hues
in the- ost lhv departn.eiit as a re
suit ii.rilic po-tal investigation, has
tiled a ieiws1 for siweial npM-al to
the Di-liict cor. rt of appeals from the
action of Justice I'ritchard in ov rrnl
ing the demurrers to two of the in
dictments sigainst them.
Kthel- I can't decide which of them
Kate Why. that ought to bo easy.
Lthel I know; but. yi see. Jack al
ways gives me rows. :fnd IJcggie al
ways gives no violets, and the lloris
tells me they got ex.i:!y th sann
price. Cincinnati Commrr. ial Tribune.
Mr. Norvey Miss Kosl.y. adore
you. Wiil you not le my wife?
Mis IJoxley t haughtily i 7 he idea of
yoir projMising to a jcirl in my station'
You should kuow 1n-tt' r.
Mr. N'ervy I do know letter, but no
richer. Philadelphia Press.
We are all clever enough at envying
a famous man while be ii yet alive cad
t p raising him when he j eafi.
More Rottenness Shown
In Missouri Government
St. Louis. Jan. L5. investigation in
to the report that a new combine has
been formed in the house of delegates
to secure boodle money has produced
the information that a $1.".0im) bribe
was solicited tn inMiiv the passage of
a bill authorizing the establishment
of a pneumatic tube service for the
transmission of merchandise, letters,
and express packages between the
union station an.I the world's fair
BRYAN PAYS VISIT
TO LOWER HOUSE
Says He Has Not Committed Himself
to Any Man for
Washington. Jan. 1.".. William .T?n-
ning l'.ryan waft at the house, where
he met and shook hands with a iiuni-
br of his former colleagues. He dis
cussed with members of the commit
tee on foreign affairs the need of the
possession by this gcvernmeiit of per
manent legation buildings at foreign
capitals. Hi van said under the present
system the homos of the I'nited !tates
diplomatic representatives were shift
ed about from one place to another.
Tho safety of the archives and the
Importance of having a legation per
manently located in one place im
pressed him with the urgent need of
the purchase by the government of ai
jnopriate buildings. He said he would
commence at The Hague, because of
tho location there of the peace tribunal,
observing that he believed that would
become the most important court
abroad, lie also said that the I'nited
States was regardel as one of the
strongest backers of the peace tri
l'.ryan nisi visited tho senate. Prac
tically all the Democrats and many of
the Republicans met him in the lobby.
Hryan stated that if any one hail
quoted him as favoring any pariicahir
candidate for the nomination he had
done so without authority.
l'.ryan took a irain for the wcsL
leaving several hours earlier than he
had expected to depart.
STREET CAR STRIKERS AT
BLOOMINGTON WOULD SETTLE
r..'ooniington. III.. Jan. l::. The
street railway strikers have turned
their case over to tiie I'.usiness Men's
association and city council. and agreed
to accept any recommeiidat ion these
IkmUi-s made lowards settling the
strike. Kvery effort will be made by
those two bodies to persuade the com
pany to compromise, but there is small
likoiihiMid of sum ss. owing to the fact
that the company has sent back all
imported men and has more applica
tions from non-union men than cuu be
Detroit C'ennor Condemn I'lar.
Detroit. Jan. V.. "Wedded and
Parted." the attraction at the Whit
ney this week, lias come under the ban
of Mayor Maybury. The strong act
of the play shows tin- badger game"
and the dialogue in several portions of I
the piece is alleged to be risque. The
mayor saw it out and then wrote a
letter to the management ordering the
excision of the "badger game" ami
the blue penciling of certain speeches.
!rilmlly Whs Not Sound in Mi ml.
Sioux City. Ia.. Jan. i::. A. J. Hoiks.
of Sioux City, who killed his wife and
then took his own life in I.cs Angeles,
Cil.. was a wealthy farmer who came
to Si:ux City from Plymouth county.
Ia.. to give his children an education,
lie was a very devoted church mem
ber. It is thought by some of his
friends here that he was not sound
mentally when ne h-fi Sioux City for
I'ope to li'ii liritloli America.
Pome. Jan. l::. The cungogat iun of
Ihe propaganda will soon be called up
on !o discuss the project of convert
ing Newfoundland into aneeclesiastical
province. At present the dioceses of
Harl ot t'race an I St. Johns and ihe
apos-olie vicariate of St. b-orgos are
imm.-iiiatelv subject to the holy s.-e.
The congregation will also discuss the
creation of a new diocese of Juliette.
tiivi-ion of a lliK-e.
Milwauke-e. Jan. l.i. The Journal
says: A new Roman Catholic diocese
with Madi-on as its administrative
tenter, it is -aid. Is planned to be
formed out of the eastern JKiition of
the Milwaukee diocese, the southern
portion of the LnCroso diocese, and
perhaps a portion of the ;reen Pay
Pnbtnarin Morravin Afloat.
Washington. Jan. Vi. Hear Admlrn!
Han ington. commandant of the Nor
folk navy yard, has tejiorted that the
submarine torpedo boat Moccasin is
afloa and du to arrive.
Fell fifty to Urath.
Paoli. I tiL. Jan. 1:!. Pufus Lindloy,
working for the Motion Railway com
pany, and engaged iu pla'ing the big
st et I trestle near this place, was -aught
by a breaking rofie. and hurled off an
abutment to a pile of broken stone
llow. a fall of fifty feet. lie was fa
grounds. It is alleged that the at
tempt to secure the bribe money was
made within the last two months. A
man. who was formerly an attache of
a St. Louis court, but is now under
jienitent iary sentence for conviction
of participation in naturalization
frauds, is alleged to have acted for a
councilman and solicited the bribe
from a member of the firm construct
ing the proposed system.
Old Orders Combine and Joint Mem.
PulTalo. N. Y.. Jan. V. "Twenty
thousand railway clerks in the I'nited
States. Canada and Mexico are mem
bers of the new association formed by
;ombining the National Railway Clerks'
association and the tin' -r of Railway
Clerks of America." said M. V. O'Cor
nian. of Buffalo, who lclpcd bring
about the amalgamation. "The new
order will probably he called the Na
tional Order of Railway Clerks of
America. It wil! in no way have any
connection with the American Federa
tion of Labor. The lirst national ootv
vention w:ll lie held at St. Ixmis on
the third Monday in June."
The announced objects of the le-w
organization are 'the elevation of the
standard . I" ctliciency: the promotion
of Ihe welfare of its members, socially
moially. intellectually and tinancially,
and the assisting of worthy members
to secure employment, as well as to
give them pecuniary aid iu time of
POWDER MILL AT
PEORIA BLOWS UP
Twenty Thousand Pounds of Blast
ing Powder are
I'eoria. 111.. Jan. b!.- An explosion
at the Ihrckeve powder mills, l.'i miles
west of this eilv. on the I hi rliligt oil
road, resulted in the death of two em
ployes and tin partial destruction of
Ihe plan!. Tvventv ihoiisand pounds
of blasting p iwiier blew up. William
Justice am! Leonard Shaller. the two
employes killed. wire blown a dis
tance of too yards.
I'rinoe Cupid In tree Again.
Washington. Jan. 1". The charge of
disorderly conduct against Jonah K.
Kalauiaole i Prince Cupidi. the Ha
waiian delegate In congress, has been
nolle- prossel in Ihe police court. IIo
was arrested a week ago. and declin
ing to furnish collateral, on the ground
that he was immune from arrest, was
locked iii a station cell all night.
Kim on a Wisconsin Hank.
Superior. Wis.. Jan. b".. A run was
stattod on Ihe savings department of
the First National bank, and before
beig the line of depositors extended
out in the street. A notice issued by
the bank's ollicials stated that the pay
ing teller's window would remain open
at night until the last person in line
had been paid.
Will I'roHeente Ili Frieml.
Mo-tint Clemens. Mich.. Jan. 1.'5. Iu
the suit brought against him to recov
er .fll.b-Mi CM R. L'lvejoy. ex-1reas-tiror.
will have pitted against him
Fran. Kuhii. who is a personal friend
Of his and was elected at the same
time, but who. as prosecuting attor
ney, will conduct the case for the coun
ty. Kphleinfc of Scarlet Fever
Delavan. III.. Jan. V',. San Jose, a
town seven miles from here, is having
an epidemic of scarlet fever. Vl.oiit
twenty-five eases Jiave been ieMrtil w
far and one death. The public schools
and all of the churches have lieeti
Kx-,ov. tintfr'i Funeral.
I'ostoria. .. Jan. 1.:. The funeral
of the late Vx-l lov ernor I'o-ter was at
tended by many distinguished persons.
Among those present were Covernor
Herrick and ox-c Jovortior Nash.
SmallTi Patient lle llriinK.
Terre Haute. Ind.. Jan. Vi. -Walter
Phinney osoaMil from the smallpox
hospital and was found drunk on the
Street. He fought the fioliee who
soi7.d and took him to the pest hou-o,
where he died shortly afterwards.
Indiana Seeks to Stop Movement of
Rural Population Toward Chicago
Indianapolis. Ind.. Jan. l.'i. "The
farmer boy of northern Indiana
-In uld beware of Chicago." This ii
one of the statement- in an official
bulletin which i- being sent to teach
ers all over Indiana by the state board
c;f public instruction in an attempt- to
-tein the tide of emigration of farmer
Decides Disturbance in
Far East is Prob
ability. CHANGE OF SENTIMENT
Delay in Japan's Reply
Shows Weight of
Ileilin, Jan. b!. Official opinion re
garding' the probability if war be
tween Uiissia and Japan ha- suddenly
changed. Intelligence received at the
foreign oltice yestercav has caused
the government, for the tir-l time
-ince tin- controversy began, to be
lieve that the situation is exlrcmely
teiise. The very detinite views hither
to held are reversed and war has be
come a proximate contingency. Jap
an's delay in answering Russia's last
note is deemed here as being a symp
tom that a grave decision is under
cotiside ra t ion.
Will Ask il Fixe1 Hale.
Lo.ulcii. Jan. 1.".. A dispatch from
Tokio to Renter's Telegram company
says that an answer from Russia will
Hobably be asked at a lixed date. M.
PavloiT. the Russian minister at Seoul,
has assured llavashi. Japanese min
ister, that the number of Russian lega
tion guards will not exceed li;ti. Tho
Japanese minister proposed to carry
into effect nn arrangement by which
a collision between the Russian and
Japanese guards would be avoided,
which arrangement was cordially
-g;vcd to by tiie Russi.tu minister.
Strength of .In pan's A l iny.
St. Petersburg, .la n. V. Kuriiio. the
Japanese minister, in an interview de
clared that if war should come he be
lieved it would' be a prolonged one.
"The majority of the people of Rus
sia." added Ihe minister, "and many
persons abroad, hav e under est imuteit
Japan's strength, the idea prevailing iu
some otherwise well informed o,1!,r
ters that Japan would be unable to put.
more than -JiMi.tiOO soldi- i s in the field."
He said that Japan could put tnoro
than (JIM i.iino men in tho held.
Civil Service Ilody's Fxpense Ac
count Cut oil' in
Washington. Jan. I.:. - During the
consideration of the legislative appro
priation bill in the Ih.u-o today the
paingraph providing f r epeii-es
Ihe civil service com in i - - ion was
stricken from the bill en motion of
Hepburn, of low a.
In the senate yc-teri.ay a joint
resolution wa- adopted a u I hori.i ug
the elect Ion of a stalue in this city
to tin' late President Harrison. Itacon
introduced a resolution hioh ng to tl
treaty with Colombia to settle her
claims arising out of the secession of
Panama, and il was dehated for the
whole session, i. early, being pending at
adjoin tin cut. The whole subject was
thrcsh-d over again.
The house in lomuiittee of the whole
tok up the legislative, executive and
judicial appi oprlat ions and discussed
pntly nearly every issue lieforc llie
people, including Panama. Hepburn
said he would move to strike out the
civil service appropriation.
inrirnt llillil tlflrliil.
There was au order in the Church of
England up to the year lo."' that if a
child died within a month of baptism
he should be buried in his ohrisom in
lieu of a shroud. The ohrisom was H
white baptismal robe wi:h which In
nicdla-val times a child when chris
tened was enveloped. A sixteenth cen
tury brass in chi-sham P.ois church In
Uuekiughamshire represents lletiodiet
Ie. ehrisom child. In his ohrisom cloth.
The inscription underneath the figure
Of Roisr. Leo. gcntllma. hr lyeth thi
ton, Benedict Lee, cryRorn wh'H noul! Ih'l
. Westminster t;i7.ette.
beys to the great citi'e- of the couii
try. The -tate board determine! on
its action after receiving statistics
bowing estimate- of the number of
boy- who have de-crtcd the farm for
the city during the Ja-f few year-. It
believe- the vitality of the state i- be
ing sapped and will at once begin ;t,
crn-ade to stop the movement.