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INDIANAPOLIS. SATURDAY MOKXIXG, MAHCII 29, 1902 TEX PAGES,
PIMCE 2 CEXTS EVKHYWIIEHE.
Ni:iTiu:n Christmas nor cron
AVtnE AGHMS OF DENMARK.
Their Claim for Commission In the
Sale of West Indian Islands ev
er Recognized at Copenhagen.
LITTLE IN THE "SENSATION
NO DAMAGE INFLICTED nV .Mit.
Knott No Friend of Senntor Hanna,
and N'o Repntable Press Asso
AN ATTORNEY'S STATEMENT
SECRET REPORT DENOUNCED AS DC
FA31AT0RY AND OUTRAGEOUS,
Also Condemned Iy V. C. Drown ou
Behalf of Himself and Part
ner, Abner McKinley.
Specia.1 to th- Indianapolis Jourcal.
WASHINGTON, March 28. The Christ
mas story went to pieces rapidly to-day
"when the process of looking over began.
It is conclusively known that C. W. Knott
is not a friend f Senator Hanna. Mr.
Hanna pays he remembers meeting him on
one occasion. Those who know of Knott
fay there can be no question that he never
was on friendly terms with the Ohio sena
tor. The charges speak of bribing two
of the news associations. There was a
fake news agency started in Washington
during the Spanish war by a young Aus
trian, who made a specialty of diplomatic
news. It was both unreliable and dan
gerous. Several newspaper correspondents
had slight dealings with the manager and
had long regrets. It was a thoroughly
vicious venture and was mainly started to
milk diplomatic slush funds. It Is under
stood here that in Europe every foreign
office looks with equanimity on spending
money to influence the newspapers. This
practice does not prevail here. The young
foreigner knew of the practice and he
thought he could get some of that money.
He boldly asked for it. In some cases he
was thrown out and in others the ministers
asked for police protection. It was with
the likes of these that the Danish bribery
schemes were propagated. The Democrats
are not taking the matter seriously and
look upon it as the shameless work of a
lot of scalawags, who involved no officials
oruia of standing.
T.t Associated Press pays: The State
Department will take no steps to bring to
the attention of the Danish government
the charges against the integrity of Amer
ican statesmen preferred by Captain Christ
mas and yesterday brought to the attention
of the House of Representatives. The de
partment regards the charges as unworthy
"Its attention by reason of insufficient evi
dence and obvious error in statements of al
leged facts. The department is perfectly
aware also that the Danish government
does not intend to pay one cent of the $500.
000 claimed by Christmas as his commis
sion, so that, of course, none of that money
could be used to corrupt American states
men and newspapers.
Christmas and Gron Not Agent.
COPENHAGEN. March 2?. The Christ
mas scandal is not liscussed here, nor are
the facts in the case published In Copen
hagen, although a full account of Con
gressman Richardson' statements In Con
gress was telegraphed to the semi-official
news agency In this city. Denmark, how
ever, has heard from both Captain Walter
Christmas and Nels Gron, who also has
claimed to have acted as a Danish agent in
negotiating the sale of the Danish West In
dies. Each claimed a commission, but the
government has. refused to recognize either
of them, declaring that neither was ever
connected with the negotiations in the
slightest degree. A newspaper referred to
the controversy during the latter part of
February, but it did not take Gron or
Christmas seriously. Gron sailed for New
York soon afterwards.
3IR. FISCIIER-IIANSEN ANGRY.
Action of His Client, Captain Christ
inas. Condemned in Strong Terms.
NEW YORK. March 2S.-Carl Fischer
Hansen, of this city, who was attorney for
Walter Christmas, the representative of
the Danish government in the overtures
for the purchase of the Danish West In
dian islands in ISoO, was indignant at the
conduct of his client In his secret report to
the Danish Ministry, lately published. "Or
dinary legal etiquette," said he. "would pre
vent my speaking. But this report is so
defamatory and outrageous that I feel jus
tified in 'washing my hands of the whole
Mr. Fischer-Han?en described the course
of the Danish representative as It appeared
to him. Christmas undertook, according to
Mr. Fischer-Hansen, to start the sale of the
Islands for the Horring Ministry. As far
back as 1S") the sale had been almost con
summated, but at th last moment this
government had drawn back. Thus, Den
mark could not make . overtures or do
more than Mietest that overtures would be
acceptable. This Christmas did. He con
ducted Secretary White, of the American
embassy, from London to Copenhagen. "At
thai point." said Mr. Fischer-Hansen, "his
services ended. The negotiations from there
on were carried forward by the American
minister in Denmark and the Danish min
ister at Washington."
The Horring Ministry, going out of exist
ence in a few months, was succeeded by the
Sehested Ministry, to which Christmas
made his secret report, setting forth the al
leged obligations he was under to various
Americans. "Thl.- report was evidently
made." said the lawyer, "with the belief
that It could never see the light. Rut its
publication has shown its absurdity. I am
ejulte sure Christmas never saw the men
he mentions, and I believe the report was
made for the purpose of personal gain."
Abner .McKinley .Not Intuited.
NEW YORK. Marth Wilbur C.
Brown, partner c f Abner McKinley, whoso
name was mentioned In e omu cti.-n with
the Christmas charg s made public in Con
gress yesterday, lias sent the following let
ter to Representative Ialzll. chairman of
the Investigating committee;
"Dear Sir The pipers this morning con
tain extracts read in Congress yesterday
from Insidious charges alleged by one Wal
ter Christmas In connection with the pur
chase of the Dar. 1.-th West Indies. So far
A3 these charge relate to Mr. Abner Mo-
Kinley and myself th- are unqualifiedly
ar.fi maliciously false In every particular.
I shall be glad to appear bc-fore your com
mittee at any time you may desire."
SKELETON UNDER FLOOR.
Prolmlile Explanation of the Mys
terien Disa ppea ranee of n Woman.
BUENA VISTA. O.. March 2S. While
tearing down an old house a few miles
north of here to-day John Downing, a la
borer, found the skeleton of a woman be
neath the Moor. The lower Jawbone was
broken, indicating that the woman had met
a violent death. There is no clew to the
mystery. The house was formerly a ren
dezvous for river pirates. About ten years
ago a young school teacher who came here
from the East mysteriously disappeared
and nothing was ever heard of her. It is
now believed she may have been assautled
and killed and her body secreted under the
tloor of the old house.
MRS. FIGG MULCTED.
A. A. Donnhoo Awarded $7,r00 for
Alienation of Ills Wife's Affections.
OMAHA, Neb., March 23. Albert A. Don
ahoo was to-day given a verdict of $7,iC0
damages by a jury In the District 'Court
against Mrs. Sarah C. Figg, head of the
Flggite Church, for alienation of his wife's
affections. The religious sect of which Mrs.
Figg Is the head. Donahoo alleged, had laws
which prevented his wife from living under
the same roof with him, and he charged
that Mrs. Figg was the cause of his. wife
uniting herself with the Figglte Church.
Several damage and divorce suits have
grown out of the establishment of the new
faith, in all of which members of the Figg
family have figured prominently.
SAID TO BE LUKE DILLON
FORMER IRISH LEADER CONVICTED
UNDER AN ASSUMED NAME.
Aliened Identification of the Man
Known as Karl Dallman, Who Is
Serving Life Sentence In Canada.
BUFFALO, N. Y., March 23. The Ex
press to-day publishes a story to the effect
that Karl Dallman, one of the three men
sentenced to life Imprisonment in the Kings
ton (Ontario) penitentiary for attempting
to blow ui a lock in the Weiland canal on
April 21, 1900, is no other than Luke Dillon,
the Irish National leader and famous as a
close friend of Dr. Cronin, who was mur
dered in Chicago.
Three men were captured soon after the
explosion which wrecked a portion of one
of the Canadian canal locks. Two of them
John Walsh and John Nolin were iden
tified and their records traced. The third
man, who gave his name as Karl Dallman,
was a mystery. Two years ago Dillon
was teller of the Dime Savings Bank of
Philadelphia. Announcement was made
then to Dillon's friends that he had gone
to Europe. A year later the report was
circulated that he had been drowned in
Ireland. The plot to blow up the Weiland
canal failed. The men blundered In lower
ing the dym.mite Into the locks, placing it
in such a position that the gates withstood
the shocks. Iiad it succeeded a large area
of the surrounding country would have
been flooded and the loss of life would have
PHILADELPHIA. March 28. Luke Dil
lon was well known in this city as a mem
ber of various Irish-American organiza
tions, including the Clan-na-Gael, the lrlsh
Amerlcan and the Ancient Order of Hiber
nians. He was also a member of the Red
He had been teller of a dime savings bank
in this city, but resigned that position two
years ago. It is said by several of his
friends that he joined a couple of his coun
trymen who left here early in 1000 to go to
South Africa with about fifty Irish resi
dents of Chicago for the purpose of joining
the Boer army. Luke J. Dillon, his son,
occupies a clerical position in the postoflice
here. He declined to discuss the published
statement of hi.s father's alleged identifi
cation further than to say he did not credit
the report. He would not say how long his
father had been absent from the city.
ELECTRIC CARS COLLIDE
THREE PERSONS ARE KILLED AND
ELEVEN SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Accident Dne to Fast Running in n
Dense For Elevated Trains In
Collision nt Chicago.
JOLIET. III., March 2S. Three dead and
eleven Injured is the result of a collision
near Sag bridge, on the Joliet & Chicago
Electric Railroad, to-day, which was the
worst in the history of the line.
JOHN MAP, motorman, of Joliet; leaves
widow and child.
GEORGE BARRETT, of Ixckport, elec
trician in the employ .of the Economic
Light and Power Company.
G. H. HURLEY, of Joliet. conductor,
died in hospital.
SAMUEL SPENCE. workman, Lemont.
breast crushed, arms and legs cut; may
MICHAEL M'LAUGHLIN, motorman,
Joliet, riht leg crushed; amputated.
JOHN FLAVIN, workman, Lockport.
JOHN RINN, workman, Lockport.
JOHN WOLFF. Joliet. employe of street
DENNIS MURPHY, workman, Lockport.
FRED MITZ. Lemont.
UNKNOWN PASSENGER on car.
EUGENE GAYLORD, workman. Lock
port. PATRICK DOUGHERTY, workman.
C. M. COOX. conductor. Joliet.
The wreck was the result of a head-on
collision between cars going at a rapid rate
of speed. A dense fog prevented the motor
men from seeing the approaching cars. The
wreck occurred near Sag bridge, about
twenty miles from Joliet. There Is a single
track at the place, and the two cars came
together with terrific force. The motormen
made every effort to prevent the crash, ap
plying the air brakes, but the distance be
tween the cars was too short and the
speed was not slackened momentarily. The
cars were piled In a chaotic state.
The scene of the accident is the same
spot where a terrible wreck occurred on
I the Alton road twenty-nine years ago,
when over a score were killed.
Passengers Shaken Up. m
CHICAGO. March 2S. Fifty passengers
were badly shaken up in a collision be
tween trains of the South Side and Metro
politan West Side elevated roads on the
Union loop to-day. The South Side cars
had stopped at La Salle-street station,
when a Metropolitan train following it be
came unmanageable. The crash sounded
like an explosion and was heard for sev
eral blocks. The motorman who was in
charge of the runaway coaches had to
jump through a window to save himself
J from being caught in the wreckage. He
! reached the station platform Just before
j the cars came together. One end of the
I rear coach of the South Side train was dc-
j molished and the passengers were hurled
from ihelr seats and covered with flying
glass. Many were cut and bruised, but
none seriously injured.
TO RIVAL CARIGIE
CECIL RHODES'S MILLIONS TO BE
USED FOR EDUCATION.
Late Sonth African Croesns Is Said to
Have Left Ills Wealth to Carry
Oat a Great Scheme.
OF THE BRITISH RACE THROUGHOUT
THE WHOLE WOHLD,
Conpled with the Fostering: of Impe
rial Sentiment, the Plan Oat
lined In the Rich Man's Will.
HOW THE BOERS ESCAPED
LORD KITCHENER HAD ABOUT 1,500
BURGHERS IN HIS NET,
Bat They Found Gaps and All Dashed
Through, Except 177 Men
and Two Officers.
LONDON, March 2D. The Lally Mail
says it is in a position to assert that the
late Cecil Rhodes left the bulk of his for
tune, except some personal and family be
quests, to the promotion of his vast im
perial plan of education. This project em
braces every land where the union jack
flics. Its purpose is the intellectual better
ment of the British race throughout the
world and the fostering of the imperial
The Daily Ail adds that this idea of bet
ter Utting "younger Britain" to cope suc
cessfully with rival nationalities was long
a dominant scheme with Cecil Rhodes, but
that even his closest friends little Imagined
the absorbing hold It obtained upon him
until this wan disclosed by the tarms of hie
will. The details of this plan of educa
tion will be made public in a few days.
Cecil Rhodes left the Dalham Hall estate,
at New Market, to his brother, Col.. Francis
W. Rhodes. The estate was purchased
by Cecil Rhodes last December.
"Long Cecil's" Carriage to Be Used.
CAPE TOWN. March 28. The coffin con
taining the body of Cecil Rhodes will bo
conveyed to the parliamentary buildings
here during the morning of April 3 and will
lie in state In the vestibule till 3 o'clock
in the afternoon, when it will be removed
to the Anglican Cathedral, the latter being
close to the parliamentary buildings, where
the first portion of the burial service will
fcx read. Tho funeral procession will after
wards traverse the principal streets of
Cape Town to the railroad station. Thence
the coffin will bo taken by special train to
Buluwayo, stopping for a short time at
Kimberley-. Only a few Intimate friends
will accompany the body to Buluwayo. The
coflln during the funeral procession at
Cape Town will bo carried on the gun car
riage of "Long Cecil." the famous gun used
at the siege of Kimberley.
They Were Surrounded hy Boers and
Mnele ii Heroic Defense.
PRETORIA. Transvaal Colony, March 23.
About 1,000 Boers, under Delarey, Llebon
berg, Kemp and Wolmarans, were within
the area of Iiord Kitchener's latest move
ment, but, though surprised by the rapid
ity displayed by the British troops, gaps
in the latter's lines enabled most of the
burghers to escape. The Boer prisoners
totaled 179 men, including Commandant II.
Kruger and ex-Landrost Neethlng, of
From the first prisoners captured it was
learned that General Delarey himself was
outside the actual cordon, having slept
some distance westward, but Liebonberg,
Kemp and other Boer commanders were
Inside the columns of troops. The first
body, consisting of about I00 Boers, sighted
at id o'clock in the morning. March 24, re
treated at full speed, making for a gap
between the British columns. A race for
the opening ensued. British mounted in
fantry, which had already ridden upwards
of fifty miles, pressed their tired horses un
til many of them gave out, when the men
jumped off and raced forward on foot.
Some of the men. however, were able to
gallop right into the gap. Just ahead of the
bvirghers, whom they met with i warm fire.
These troops also succeeded in driving back
another body of Coo Boers, who were forced
to desert the guns they had captured from
tho Von Donop . convoy (southwest of
Klerksdorp) in February. The Boers tried
to get through several openings, but on
ach occasion were forced to double back
until they ultimately found a gap and
passed out of the British lines, within
sight of Klerksdorp.
Night fell before the pursuing columns
could overtake the Boers. Five Canadians,
who fell out of their column and tried to
work their way back, were surrounded by
a Boer force and made a splendid defense.
But. finally, seeing that their case was
hopeless, four of the Canadians surren
dered. The fifth, however. Indignantly re
fused to throw down his arms, and con
tinued a single-handed right until" he was
killed. This was regarded as one of the
most heroic incidents of the day.
An illustration of resourcefulness of the
Boers was given by Liebenborg and several
hundred men when, taking advantage of
the confusion of the drive, they formed a
commando similar In arrangement to that
of a British column. Moving cloe to one
of the numerous gaps in one of the British
lines, they succeeded in reaching it and In
getting safely away before their ruse was
The guns captured from Von Donop's
convoy were brilliantly recaptured by the
Scottish Horse, which charged up to the
muzzles of the artillery and rode the Boer
gunners off their feet before the latter had
a chance to tire.
A "Prayer for Peace."
LONDON, March 2S. A "prayer for
peace" was the only novel feature of the
observance of Good Friday in Great Brit
ain. The bishops of London, Rochester and
St. Albans issued special appeals to their
dioceses to unite in prayer that both Brit
ish and Boer be granted the temper of
peace makers, pointing out that similar
prayers are being offered in the Dutch
churches of Pretoria. A Sunday atmos
phere pervades here. All business is sus
pended and the churches and open-air re
sorts in the neighborhood of London are
crowded. No newspapers are published
and every one who could leave town till
April 1 has departed. The government of
fices are closed and the War Office has an
nounced that even Lord Kitchener's dis
patches will not be issued to-day or Mon
Alfonso to Take the Oath of Hin
on M ay 17.
MADRID. March 13. The fetes to be held
upon tho occasion of the crowning of Al
fonso XIII as King of Spain will commence
May 12 with a grand review of fifteen
thousand troops at Camp CaxabancheL
There will be a gala operatic performance
and a concert May 1?. The actual ceremony
of administering the oath to Alfonso will
occur in the Chamber of Deputies May 17.
On this occasion Alfonso will, for the first
time, wear the uniform of a captain gen
eral in the Spanish army. After the cere
mony in the chamber the King and the
court will proceed In state to hear a
Te Deum In the Church of San Francisco
el Grande. A banquet to the foreign en
voys will be given in the palace that even
ing. There will be popular and municipal
festivities, bull tights, horse races, balls
and receptions during the six days from
May 12 to May IS.
TURKS ATTACK BULGARIANS.
Latter Are Reinforcing Their Garri
son on the Frontier Near Sarataeh.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 2S. One hundred
and fifty Turkish troops attacked a Bul
garian post near Sarataeh yesterday. One
Bulgarian was killed and several were
wounded. The Bulgarian garrison is be
ing reinforced by two companies of sol
diers. Col. Grimm Not Yet Tried.
ST. PETERSBURG. March 28. Colonel
Grimm, the Russian officer who is charged
with revealing Russian military secrets to
Germany, has been brought here and placed
in close confinement. The statement,
emanating from Vienna and cabled to the
United States, that Colonel Grimm had
already been tried and sentenced to death
on these charges by a court-martial at War
saw is incorrect. He will soon be tried on
the charges here.
In any case Colonel Grimm cannot be
executed, since in Russia the betrayal of
military secrets is not a capital offense
unless this betrayal be made to a power
with which Russia is at war.
About sixty arrests have been made in
connection with alleged betrayal of mili
tary secrats by Colonel Grimm.
Triple Alliance Not Discussed.
VIENNA. March 20 -The authorities here
assert that the triple alliance was not dis
cussed at the conferences held in Venice
between Count Von Buelow, the German
imperial chancellor, and Slgnor Prlnettl.
the Italian minister of finance, but thp.t the
subjects of these conferences were the
economical questions involved In the triple
alliance, together with the good results
ensuing from a continuance of that agree
ment. Turkey MobilUlng Troops.
CONSTANTINOPLE. March 23. The
Turkish government has decided to call to
the colors 90,000 irregular troops. This
mobilization is ostensibly for the annual
maneuvers, but In view of the conditions
in Macedonia considerable significance is
attached to the movement.
TWO HUNDRED SUITS.
Chlcagoani Go to Law to Obtain
Street-Car Transfer Tickets.
CHICAGO. March 28. Two hundred suits
against the Chicago Union Traction Com
pany were started by the city of Chicago
to-day for refusal to transfer passengers
from one line to another without charging
extra fare. The order to begin suit was
issued by Corporation Counsel Walker, and
Is the outcome of a number of recent dis
turbances, in which bloodshed seemed im
minent. CRU ELT V TO CHILDREN
WILLIAM JONES, AN IRVINGTON
FARMER, PLACED ON TRIAL.
He Is Charted with Excessive Abuse
of Ills Young Sons and
NEIGHBORS AS WITNESSES
MANY OF THEM KNEW OF SPECIFIC
CASES OF CRUELTY.
Seren Persons on the Stand In Jones's
Behalf The Cnse Continued
Until This Blorniiiff.
The trial of William Jones, charged with
cruelly abusing end overworking one of
his children, was held yesterday afternoon
in Police Court.
The testimony introduced by the State
was of a startling character, and in many
respects the case rivals the Hazel Orme
Martlneck case, tried in the same court a
few weeks ago and now being tried in the
Criminal Court. Tho Jones case did not
attract to the trial the crowd that listened
to the other case, presumably for the rea
sons that it had been given little publicity
and that, although the children had been
abused, they were not critically ill and bed
ridden. Despite the seriousness of the case,
there was an extremely amusing side to It
presented by a man named Nelson, who
appeared as an attorney for Jones.
The first witness was Mrs. Lora Gleason,
who lives near the Jones home south of
Irvlngton. She told of frequent abuses
she had witnessed and of the fact that the
Jones children had been at her home many
times with bruised faces and heads. She
also told of the cruel manner in which
Jones treated his wife. Mrs. Gleason said
she had on several occasions dressed
wounds on Mrs. Jones's head inflicted by
Jones. Mrs. Gleason took charge of the
children last Monday and accompanied
them 'to police headquarters, whe.e com
plaint against their father was made.
Mrs. Hudson, living near by, also told of
mistreatment of Mrs. Jones and the chil
dren by Jones. George and Russell Red
ding, living in the same neighborhood, told
of having heard the children cry and of
having heard heavy blows, all of. which
convinced them that Jones was at different
times administering cruel beatings.
SLEPT IN THE BARN.
Chris. Byers. who lives a little more than
a mile frqm the Jones home, said the chil
dren came to his place about six weeks
ago and slept in the barn. He did not talk
to them at the time, but found where they
had lain upon the hay, and near-by he
found a hat and a piece of bread. He said
the children had on one occasion called at
his house and asked for something to eat.
The same day he saw the children leave
the barn he said he saw Jones in town,
playing cards and drinking in a saloon.
Charles Fisher, who lives two miles from
Jones, said his reputation in the neighbor
hood was bad. He had heard the children
cry, and had heard biows. and thought the
children were being beaten, although he
had never seen beatings administered.
Thomas Wonnell, township trustee, said
he had known Jones all his life, and that
his reputation for "peace and quiet" was
bad. He said the children had slept in
his barn one night when they came there
and asked for a place to stay, as they were
afraid to stay at home. He said they were
dirt ha If -cared for, and hedid not like
(C ON TIN ÜED ON PAGE 3. COL. L)
GRIGGS IS CHOSEN
FIGUREHEAD FOR THE DEMOCRATIC
Ben T. Cable, However, Probably Will
Be the Real Boss of the Cam
paign This Fall.
"BARXS" ARE WANTED BADLY
AND PLACES WILL BE PROVIDED
FOR CABLE AND LEWIS NIXON.
Caucus Held Last Night and a Com
mittee of Seven Named to
MR. HANNA ' NOT A CANDIDATE
THERE IS NO PRESIDENTIAL BEE IN
THE SENATOR'S BONNET.
Letter to a Friend in Wisconsin Close
of the Arkansas Campaign,
for the Seuatorshlp.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON, March 2S. The Demo
crats, in their caucus to-night, named
James M. Griggs, of Georgia, as chairman
of the Democratic congressional campaign
committee. The caucus also appointed a
committee of seven, which will prepare a
report on the permanent organization of
the committee. The selection of Represen
tative Griggs does not interfere with the
plan of making Ben T. Cable, of Chicago,
chairman of the executive committee, the
real manager of the campaign. Mr. Griggs
will have his office In Chicago, and look
out for the routine operation of the con
gressional campaign. Mr. Cable has been
here for the past few days, and is working
with the Democrats who seek to place the
Democratic committee on a new basis. The
organisation committee will make its re
port April 7. There is a rather warm con
test on for the place of secretary. Pub
lisher Hearst is pushing one of his friends
for the place, and the disposition Is to let
him have It.
To-night's caucus was held in the minority
'room at the Capitol. A committee consist
ing of the chairman (Griggs), Representa
tives Williams of Mississippi, Ruppert of
New York. Richardson of Tennessee, Wil
liams of Illinois, Jackson of Kansas and
Senator Culberson of Texas was appointed
to perfect a plan of organization for the en
suing congressional campaign and select
the remaining officers of the committee,
subject lo the ratification of a meeting of
the full committee, to be held April 11.
Jt is the general understanding that this
committee, among other things, will report
in favor of the creation of an executive
committee of which ex-Representative Ben
T. Cable, of Illinois, probably will be chair
man, and of a finance committee of which
Louis Nixon, of New York, probably will
be chairman. The only other name beside
that of Mr. Griggs presented to the com
mittee for the chairmanship was that of
Representative Cowherd, of Missouri, but
this name was withdrawn before the vote
The following were selected to represent
States which have no Democratic repre
sentation in Congress: Connecticut, Robert
E. Deforest; Iowa, G. A. Hoffman; Maine,
H. J. Brown; New Hampshireril en ry"l loT
lis; Oklahoma Territory, Harry Bacon;
West Virginia, E. II. Ossesman; Wiscon
sin. E. C. Wall; Wyoming, C. T. Arnold;
Indian Territory, Sam Powell.
The committee to-night heard the pro
tests of a faction of the Democracy of the
District of Columbia against James L. Nor
ris. who was elected to represent the Dis
trict at a former meeting of the commit
tee, but decided to disregard the protests
THIS SHOULD SETTLE IT.
Senator Hanna Says He Is Not a Can
didate for the Presidency.
TOMAH, Wis., March 2S.-Senator Mar
cus A. Hanna has written a letter to C.
W. Croty, of this city, stating that he is In
no sense a candidate for the presidency in
1904, and requesting his friends to discour
age any movement to that end. Mr. Croty
wrote to the. senator some days ago, and
yesterday received the following autograph
"Washington, March 22.
"C. W. Croty. Tomah, Wis.
"My Dear Sir I have just received your
letter of the 19th instant, and wish to as
sure you of my thorough appreciation of the
high compliment paid me in your sugges
tion in reference to the nomination for 1:01.
I am grateful for such friendship and con
fidence, but will say in reply that 1 am not
In any sense a candidate and trust my
friends will dlscourage any movement look
ing towards that end. Thanking you for
your courtesy, I remain, truly yours,
"M. A. HANNA."
WASHINGTON. March 2S. Senator Han
na called at the White House to-night and
spent some time in consultation with the
President.- The object of his visit was not
HOT CAMPAIGN CLOSED.
Arkansas Jones's Seat in the Senate
Desired hy J. P. Clarke.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 2S. The
most eventful campaign in the Democratic
annals of Arkansas since 1S74 closed to
night, and to-morrow each of the seventy
five counties will hold a primary election
to determine their choice for United States
senator and state and county officers.
Senator James K. Jones, chairman of the
Democratic national committee, and former
Governor James P. Clarke, who is Demo
cratic national committeeman for Arkan
sas, are rival candidates for the United
States Senate, and each has made a thor
At the respective headquarters In this
city to-night each side, with apparent con
lldence, claims victory to-morrow. The
direct vote in the primary elections will
govern Democratic members of the Legis
lature, at which Senator' Jones's successor
will be chosen next January.
Besides the spirited contest for United
States senator the gubernatorial nomina
tion is a sharp bone of contention, with
(lovernor Jefferson Davis contending for a
second term against E. W. Rector, a sop
of the famous war Governor of Arkansas.
In each of the seven congressional districts
the voters will select a nominee for Con
gress. YotluK Machines May Be Cued.
NEW YORK. March 23. Voting machines
may be used at future elections in New
York city. The question of adopting the
machines was discussed at length at a
meeting of the Board of Election Commis
sioners to-day, and it was announced after
wards that the president of the board, who
has hitherto stood alone in opposition, had
given his consent. It will cost the city
about $ü;h).OiO to install the machines.
THREE NOBLES EXECUTED.
Russian Princes Convicted of Murder
ing Over One Hundred Persons.
LONDON, March 29. The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Dally Mail says that
news has been received from Kutais.
Transcaucasia, that three Russian nobles
Prince Kipinadz. Prince Valerian and
Prince Zulukidz were executed March Z
for the murder of over one hundred per
sons. The trials of the princes lasted for two
weeks. They were the leaders of a wide
spread bandit organization which had ter
rorized the Caucasus by systematic rob
bery, arson and murder.
TO EVACUATE MANCHURIA.
An Agreement Between China and
Russia About Ready for Mining;.
LONDON, March 23. The Peking corre
spondent of the Times cables that Paul
Lessar, the Russian minister to China, and
Prince Ching, president of the Chinese
Foreign Office, have agreed on the main
conditions of the Manchurian convention
and that the early signing of the agreement
The evacuation of three provinces Is to be
carried out In three successive periods of
six months from the signing of the con
vention. Various vague conditions, such as
"if the state of the country permits," are
to be excluded from the agreement. It is
stipulated that the convention must be
ratified within three months from the day
it is signed.
The correspondent says that China is in
clined to agree to Germany's demand for the
extension of the railway from Tslnan-Fu,
in Shan-Tung province, across the Grand
canal at Techau to Chlng-Ting, on the
INDIANA'S WAR CLAIM
WAR DEPARTMENT TO-DAY.
Stute Officials to Call on Secretary
Hay This 3Iorning and Invite
Him to Indianapolis.
Special to thf Indianapolis JournaL
WASHINGTON. March 28A-The Indiana
war claim will be presented to the audtor
of the. War Department to-morrow. Ex
pert Accountant Bingham, of the auditor's
office, has all of the vouchers, certificates,
etc.- which, it is asserted, corresponded
with the book of the auditor of the War
Department. Previous to this the claims
have been presented In a lump sum and
never in shape for proper auditing.
The Indiana officials, accompanied by Sen
ator Fairbanks, will call on Secretary of
State Hay to-morrow morning and extend
to him the invitation to deliver the address
at the dedication of the soldiers' monument.
When Attorney General Taylor arrived in
Washington he was slightly ill from the
effects of a cold he contracted on the trip
from Indianapolis. He has been confined J
to his room at the New Wlllard, but is re
ceiving visitors to-night and expects to be
The sundry civil appropriation bill, made
public to-day, appropriates a total of J347,
OX for tho Soldiers' Home at Marion. Ind.
Among the Items for the home are: Cur
rent expenses, $32,O')0; piping and preserva
tion of natural gas. $23.XK); hospital. J27,0o0;
repairs, $25X; heating plant. Jico.on); com
bination barracks, $i6.röo; telephones. il0,C00.
The bill makes $2TiO.00O available for the
fiscal year for the new federal building at
Commander U. R. Harris, of the United
States navy, of Indiana, has been detached
from the charge of the Fifteenth lighthouse
district, St. Louis, and ordered to an Asi
5ILYER FOR FILIPINOS
DOLLAR TO BE THE SAME AS THE
MEXICAN AND BRITISH.
On One Side Will Be an American De
rice and on the Other an
WASHINGTON, March 28. The Repub
lican members of the Senate committee on
the Philippines held a meeting to-day and
passed finally on the provisions of the Phil
ippine government bill. The currency ques
tion was the principal topic of conversation
again to-day and the provision for supply
ing the Philippines with a circulating medi
um, as prepared by the subcommittee com
posed of Senators Allison, Beverldge and
Dubois, was finally passed on. This provi
sion, as has been heretofore stated. Is that
there shall be coined a Philippine dollar of
the same weight and fineness as the Mex
ican dollar and the British dollar. It is to
be a bullion dollar, but the volume Is to be
limited only by the demands of business.
The coin will carry an American device on
one side and an Oriental design on the
other, and it is calculated that It will in
time be a very popular coin throughout the
Eastern world. The amendment also pro
vides for subsidiary coinage sufficient to
meet the wants of the Philippine people.
The coinage of this silver will be done both
in America and in the Philippines. The full
committee will meet Monday and it Is
the hope of the Republican members that
the authority will then be given to report
the bill to the Senate.
The provision in regard to mintage Is that
the Philippine currency shall be coined In
the Philippines as soon as the facilities
are provided, but that in the meantime it
may be coined in the United States mint
at San Francisco. The dollar provided is
made a legal tender in the Philippines, but
not in the United States.
The Republican members at the-ir confer
ence also considered the question of au
thorizing a legislative assembly for the
Philippines, but concluded to omit all legis
lation of that character, and also to make
no provision for delegates or commissioners
in Congress from the Philippines. Pro
vision for a complete census of the islands
is, however, to be included in the bill. This
Is not to be a mere numbering of the peo
ple, but an Inquiry into their educational
attainments and property acqulrennnts
with the view to securing Information of a
character which may be of use in future
legislation for the Islands.
Transport Logan Repaired.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 2S.-The trans
port Logan, which has been lying at the
Mare Island dock for months past, will be
ready for service again by April 10. New
furnaces have been placed in the Logan
and other Improvements to the vessel have
been made by the navy yard mechanics.
Captain Stlnson Is still in command. The
Egbert, arriving yesterday, will probably
be the next transport to be ovtr&aukd and
MR. EVANS RESIGNS
NOTIFIES THE PRESIDENT OF HIS
DETERMINATION TO LEAVE.
Will, However, Retain the Pension
Commlsslonershlp Until Another
Good Olllce Is Tendered.
G. A. R. COMMITTEE REPORT
IT IS PRESENTED AT THE WHITE
HOUSE BY GEN. TORR EN CE-
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Taylor Alleged to Have Crit
icised Exclucton Bills.
ANOTHER MEASURE VETOED
EXCEPTION TAKEN RY THE TRESI
DENT TO AN ACT OF CONGRESS.
Rill Was Intended to Remove th
Charare of Desertion Roofs Corre
spondence with -Miles Ready
WASHINGTON, March 2$. Commissioner
of Pensions Evans has placed his resigna
tion in the hands of the President. It will
not take effect until some Important posi
tion in the diplomatic service is found foi
him. The pension committee appointed al
the last annual encampment of the G. A. R
to investigate the affairs of the Pension
Bureau made Its report to the President
through General Torrence. It has not yet
been decided as to when the report will b
made public. If at all. It is stated th
policy of Commissioner Evans will be con
tinued by his successor. Soon after Gen.
Torrence left the White House Commis
sioner Evans called at the request of th
President and remained with him com
time. He declined to discuss the question
of his retirement from the office of com
missioner of pensions. The following letter
from Mr. Evans, together with an append
ed statement, was made public at the
White House to-night:
"Washington, March iZ.
"To the President:' For some time I have
been considering the question of resigning.
It will soon be five years since I assumed
the duties of this office, and I now hav
the honor of tendering you my resignation
as commissioner of pension, and will
thank you to accept the same at as early
a date as may suit your convenience.
Thanking you for your kindly considera
tion, and with assurances of my best
wishes, I am, very respectfully, -
"11. CLAY EVEN'S."
The statement appended to ihe letter 11-
lows: "Mr. Eavns, somft months ago, ver
bally expressed his desire to resign, and
finally put it in writing on March 13. The
President, however, has told him that he
will have to remain as commissioner, in the
first place, until his successor ha been de
termined upon, and in the second place un
til there is some position to tender him
which the President will regard as a pro
motion and as a fitting reward for his ex
cellent services in the department."
Up to the present time James R. GarfielJ
has not indicated to the President his in
tention of accepting the place on the Civil
service Commission, which was tendered to
him, to succeed William A. Rodenberg, re
signed. In the event that Mr. GarfleU
should finally conclude not to serve, it 1
said that the President is very favorably
disposed toward George Everett Adams, of
Chicago. Mr. Adams served four terms ia
Congress and it is understood his name was
considered before the offer was made t
X X X
The attention of the President having
been called to alleged Interviews with As
sistant Secretary of the Treasury Taylor
in a number of newspapers in which he haJ
put himself in the position of opposing cer
tain provisions of the Chinese exclusion
bills now pending in Congress, Secretary
Shaw has been re-quested by the lYesldenf
to examine into the matter and report t
him as to the truth of the allegations. As
Secretary Shaw is in New York no action
will bo taken by him in the direction of
carrying out the President's instruction un
til his return.
President Roosevelt to-day sent to the
House a veto of the bill for the rel'ef of
Emanuel Clauser from the charge of de
sertion. The President says this bill, lika
the Senate bill In the case of James W.
Howell, not only authorizes the President
to act, but also orders the secretary of war
to revoke and set aside the order approv
ing the proceedings, findings and sentence
of a general court-martial and to grant an
honorable discharge. "It appears to im
ply." says the President, "the possession by
Congress of the power of overruling and re
rslng by statute a valid Judgment. If it
dia not do that It was simply an exercise
ot the pardoning power. It Is Questionable
whether Congrefs possess either of these
powers, and when the bill directed the sec
retary of war to revoke an order. Congress,
in fact, did the thing which it ordered him
Representative Goldfoggle, of New York,
to-day introduced the following resolution
in the House;
"Resolved. That the secretary of state be
and he is hereby directed to Inform this
House whether American cltizt of the
Jewish religious faith, holding passports
Issued by this government, are barred cr
excluded from entering the territory or the
Empire of Russia, and whether the Russian
government has made- or Is making any
discrimination between citizens of the
United States of different religious faith or
persuasion, visiting or attempting to visit
Russia, provided with American passports;
and whether th Russian government haa
mad regulations restricting or specially
applying to American citizens, whether na
tive or naturalized, of the Jewish religious
denomination, holding United States pass
ports, ar.d if so to report the facts in rela
tion thereto, and what action concurring
such exclusion, discrimination or restriction.
If any, has been taken by any department
of the government of the United States."
The secretary of the treasury has award
ed a gold life-saving medal to Elmer Mayo
tor his heroic services in rescuing Seth D.
Ellis at the recent Mononmy (Mas.) dis
aster, in which the entire life-saving crevr
of the Monomoy station, with one excep
tion, were lost. The- secretary also awarded
I a gold medal to sein i-.uis, tne survivor of
j the crew.
' It can be authoritatively stated that the
J official report of the committee of experls
J sent by the Prussian government In 1?X)
i to the United States to examine carefully
I Into th methods of railway construction,
equipment and management, with a view
to le-termininw which of th distinctive fea
! tuns e'f American practice cml l be advan-
tageously adopted for the Improvement of
j the state rallwass in Germany, has been
i submitted to Baron Von Thielen, chief nf
! tile Prussian ministry of rallwsvs. So
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