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JSDE BY JAPAN.
GUARANTEE OF ",io/)QQ,ooo.
To Hasten Seoul-Fusan Line and
Cover Military Expenses.
Tokie. Dcr. 2S.— An extraordinary meeting of
M ie Privy Council to-day approved the issue by
:>+ Csbiret Of an emergency ordinance author
.-'.•Vr Iht iruarante* of the principal and in
terest of an issue of 10.000.000 yen debentures
far the purpose at expediting the work on the
Pssal-Fus£r> Railway, which is expected to be
fr'shed by the c.id cT r.ext year.
The ordinance also provides for all possible
military expense? for the protection of the rail
way and other Interest*.
It is believed that unless Russia, modifies her
reply Japan "111 immediately safeguard Corea,
thcugh such a stop will not necessarily mean
war with Russia.
SEW ULTIMATUM RUMOR.
Report That Russia Must Reply to
Japan Before January 10.
London. Dec. 12*.— Rumor continue? busy with
the Rus£o-Japane: c crisis. The latest report
credits Japan with insisting that Russia shall
rep!y to the lr ( st note before January 10 on the
rround of the rapid approach of Russian naval
.■^lnforceineiv.s to the scene of action. Inquiry
hi the best informed Japanese quarters, how
ever, falls to find support for this statement.
Rarer. Ha.yash:. the Japanese Minister, paid a
"i^np visit to the Foreign Office yesterday. When
s#en afterward he said he had no further in
Avforiii - to "The Diily Chronicle," the Ja
•asjese government outbid the Russian, govern
ment, and purchased the warships Moreno and
Kivadavla* both of which are now Hearing com
pletiwn at Genoa.
Other papers print B report that the Japanese
Ministerial Council has demanded to transfer
$25.0110.000 from the educational fund for emer
"The Daily Telegraphs" Tokia correspondent
Ktyis thai after the ting of the Ministerial
Council the Emperor entertained rtte councillors
at luncheon. The Cabinet then held a meeting.
whirh was prolonged until late at night. The
correspondent states that the Finance Minister
'•n Sunday entertained the leading bankers at
Jinner. for the purpose of <lisi-u?sing with them
the best mean* of meeting th» emergency, and
Th^- Japanese officials have already taken over
inptrpl oftbe Seoul-Fusan Railway. The presi
dent of the railway has bet-n dismissed and been
replaced by M. Furnechi. chief of the Japanese
Railway Board. The Japanese fleet has V^en or
(tanired ard AfapSMd in divisions and squadrons.
j.r^pr.reii t-i , heck any Russian movements from
Vladivostok or Port Arthur.
The oorrespniirteij add? that Baron de Rosen
:• Bttn confined to his BOOM by illness.
The Daily Mail's" Peking correspondent
ef-rAs an unconfirmed report that in case of war
<"hina will join forces '■ ith Japan and that Ja
i.ari mil send *ii army corps to Peking-
XV SSI A IN MASCHURIA.
M. lAf>sar Replica to Superfluous
Pek-.rg. Dec. 2-?.— Lien Fang. First Serretary
of ih» Board of Foreign Affairs, visited th*> Raa-
Msn Minister. Paul L/»Fsar. to-day and request
ed information concerning the intentions of the
Ttu«*-ian government regar3ing the evaluation
of •.churls .
M. Lessar in reply said that nothing could
be dor* at present with a view to evacuation
Ir<r two reasons. In the first place the minister
7"int?d out that the cold weather made it im-
T-'Ssible to remove the troops from their present
;osition, there being no barrack accommodations
-n he had fls^where, and in the second place it
wvulf endanger Russian interests to undertake,
rvacuation while negotiations were going on be-
Russia and Japan for the reason that
. ; • pan might seize the opportunity to invade
The Chinese government is so alarmed at the
jr.^pect of becoming involved in the seemingly
prospectors war that it would refer that Kui
nh. tfboold remain in inntrol of Manchuria. As
M alternative the Foreign Office has indicated
to thr- ministers that a settlement satisfactory to
<"hina would be that Rasa ano Japan should
N tain thrir ftapecttre treat> rights In Corea and
Manchuria if they agree not to attempt to ob
tai'i further advantage? is either country.
T!:' Russian i-omniwder imperatively request
ed the Tartar general to disband his militiamen
»n« to disarm them. Tn< Tartar general issued
: n oiler in accordance with this request, but it
Is understood the men are conceding their arms
v ith the Tartar general's connivance.
BRITISH RESERVE ORDER.
yaval Officers and Men Warned of
l>ondor;, Lm»-c. 28.^ — An Admiralty order issued
•»' Portsmouth requires the officers and men of
".,': British naval reserve to Inform the authori
'■i's of the addresses where telegrams can be
KSt In case of pmergi-iif-y, should the men be
Jeyuired for active servioe. The order is gener
nnerted vltii the rumors that the fleet
!i the Fnr East Is tr> be strengthened. The au
thorities profrrs ignorance, however, concerning
such a move.
ITALY EXPECTS HO WAX.
Eub«ia Thought Unprepared — The Influence
of the United States.
Koire. D*h\ 26.— Following U*i receipt of re-
Por.e irom the Far East, a rstl.er optimietic
vjeu- conceniiug the dimcultJeE betwt-en Japan
*n«J Russia is ent»rtair.«l in orT^ial quarters
here. It ik not l>eHe.«d that y conflict will take
pioce soon, not ril> for < ! i i i i. t , . reasons, but
• i use Russia bi ">:i»r^pared for war.
Ti in bdteved that Russia will first consolidate
■•..rrhiri.v iti th* Tar East with the volunteer
'«/ . :;. il:»- ■ rranean. which now nil win is
Tii" vftsels of the Mediterranean
a«et bive Ixh.'» purpoßoly k»-pt apart co that no
i«ea mlghi be given of tljp character or strength
Kf the HquadroD.
!n politi' nl < ircks th«- opinion prevails hat the
*'t:tude at the United States eov^rnment will
-a^e a definite lufluenr** in soh'ing the FituatJon.
■bdbtr it sides with Japan and Great Britain
W rt-jiitiics neutral.
JAPAN WANTS TWO CRUISERS.
t«or.'. r>c<: 28.— Japan *s iie.jotiatlnff for th«
purr base of two Argentine war ships, the
Mor»:,o ami the Kiv;niuv.i. Nov. building at
The Moreno i* an arrnore*! < rr.incr "f 7,700 tons
dtspliiernu^it. is,f/X» in»li»;ated hortepowcr, ar.l hay-
Centißoeti on fifth pug*.
-itts^i,. *z zsrrvjeu'ysJL «t
THE RrSSIAN FLEET. ■ THE JAPANESE FT.ErTT. ~^~
Will there be war? Russia ha? established herself at Manchuria and made a new Sebastopol of Port Arthur, and now wishes to control Corea and be predominant in Northern Thlna. At th«
moment. Port Arthur is. however, not ntted to deai -vlth the needs of a fleet returning crippled from a naval action. There is a basin which will accommodate a dozen large ships, with a great shear
legs capable of lifting » tons. Fully £1,250,000 has been sp»nt In deepening the, harbor and npproaches, and the place bristles with powerful modern guns. In January last the tonnage of the Russian
Pacific squadron stood at 87,000; to-day it stands at 178,000. ~ ht> Sph , re
STATE PLURALITY 27.647.
A**cmhly Vote Figures Shore Re
Th» Republican State Commlttej has compiled
flgrures for members of Assembly last Novem
ber, which show that the Republican plurality
In the State was 27.647. The actual Republican
plurality outside of New-York City was 112,333.
If the vot<^ for Smith 'independent Republican)
in Fulton and Hamilton counties is added to
that of Wood, the regular Republican candidate,
and the normal Republican plurality of the lid
Assembly District of Jefferson County be taken,
the result shows a plurality of K>7.fiO4, outside
of this city.
In 1W»8 th" plurality for Roosevelt outside of
thl* city was 102.310. and in 19OL' the plurality
for Odell was m.XSft.
Thp showtns; is flattering to Republican pros
ports n»xt your, tvhen the up counties can
be relied upwi, it is believed, to increase ma
t«rinllv th«» majorities which they gave last No
vember, an off year with no State ticket in the
Below are the figures by counties:
•'nunt: Rep. D»m.
Albany 6.1*2 ■
<""attaraui:u« 3. ISP
Cavura 2.9 M
<"hautauqua 5,818 —
chemunit M 7 — —
«'henane n IT;
• "olumhla 601
I'ortland I.SS» ■
ruimn a.ii Hamilton +].6«7
ti»n*m^ •* . . i.sgr
Qr*mn» it -
Jefferson . $.527
— — 'I.JSO
Monroe 5.24 4 ■
•• . . — — •56.503
Onelda . 73«
<"*riT<ia«:B . t. 6.557 —
Orang<« 1.044 —
Queens and Nassau 4.90J
Rfnnwlifr I.SIB — —
Richmond *-'51 141
Ft Ijiwrenc* *.*44
Saratoga 5.34« —
P<-hohar!« - B*s
Sullivan 9 •*»
Warren \z D
WeEtrhester *-••* —
Wyoming ■•"; ZH
Vatee '• ■ 3
•Mayoralty plurality Greater Sfaw-Terk.
iY,nih!n*"i >ot> of Wood and Smith.
:Takir«c normal plurality for Tld District.
ri"ra!!t> m shown by the i r <-
for >M™Uym>n lr each Ad- ......
»emhly District of 'he Wate.Bep 114.UJ
Plurality a? shown bj ■"•■■"". h 'n
Hi* «be \ote for Wood and
Smith In Fulton and Ha;ivi
ton. as against Daring.
connid^rlnp the normal pin
rality in lid Assembly I>!»
xr'.cx' of Je««r«OB *!i"'
, h » r^ wax no Democratic
<andidate in the field, ami
laklnit the vote for Assun
■♦mblv-nan '" Gh^»t#r N r w Rep . IH>JTI
TnrlC ' Dem. 5«.4«9
__ R*p IS.SM
ri'irality a* riwwi by th< " . vr " r "
i'or Ansf-iTi'lyn-ian. oxr«pt la
SA -;■•-• --"R ■;::!!!
I'lurallty a- *howr, %<?&*£
ion »* a«airt<'. P*rlinK. I •■'
K ldrnn K the norm.l l)lur»
uj in Tld A««"" w > "'»
ir'rr of JrtTrraon. filler-
taU.ne the vote for Mayor In
G'*at«r Wtw-Tortl '^^ 64 _, 70
MACEDONIANS IN ARMS.
Rumor of Plans for Winter Cam
paign Against Turkey.
Salonlca, Dec. 28.— The authorUi** are in
formed that four thousand Macedonian insurg-
COtS, under the leadership of eighty Bulgarian
officer?, are ready to invade Turkish territory.
An order was issued here to-day requesting
the Turkish officers to exercise extreme, vlgi
l.-nc*-. It Is rumored that the Second Army
Kesen -r will again be called out.
UNION MEN FINED FOR CONSPIRACY.
Chicago Court Clerk Sentenced for Falsi
Ist TE!-e<JßArn TO TUB Tnißt
Chicago Dec. 2h.— Sir. members of the EJectriral
Workers' Union were found guilty to-day of
. har-os of conspiracy before Judge McKwen in the
«rimina! « 'ourt and all of Him were fined. The
Inslctmeoti were returned by the grand Jury for
connection in an alleged plot to keep witnesses out
of the jurisdiction of the court and to prevent
them 'fi. ru testlfrlns agatesl Harry U Pelku» and
PcJkua formerly a rWk in the. office of the clerk
of th« rrlmlnal Court, whs remanded to th. county
fail to -erve a three months' sentence for falsify-
InK the' record to show tha: Gallagher, known cs
a nrtfwtoal "slugger." who had been held to
the grand jury, had been discharged.
NEW- YORK. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 29. 1903. -FOURTEEN PAGES.- >^:'«a^.^
JAPAN FACING RUSSIA—THE FLEETS OF THE TWO POWERS COMPARED.
BANK OFFICERS GUILTY.
Twining and Cornell Falsified "Ac
counts of Monmoutk Trust Co.
Freehold. X. J.. Deo. 28.— Albert C. Twining,
former president, and David C. Cornell, former
treasurer, of the Momnouth Trust Company, of
Asbury Park, were convicted to-day cf falsify
ing the accounts and minutes of the company.
Samuel \Y. Kirkbride. of Asbury Park, who
•was on the stand when court adjourned last
Thursday, hub called in rebuttal when the trial
began. He said that the Athletic Association
of Asbury Park had turned over its property
to James A. Bradley. It had previously been
testified that Mr. Twining had drawn $500 from
the Athletic Association's account to make up
a deciency in the Mills estate account.
Mr. Twining was asked by Prosecutor Foster
what authority he had for using $.VK> belonging:
to the Athletic Association to meet the note of
thp Mills estate.
Mr. Armwsmith here interrupted, paying that
that the Trust Company had overdrawn the
Mills account, and that Mr. Twining took $500
of the Athletic Association's money to make up
Mr. Foster a.*ked why so much had been taken
when the deficiency was only about half the sum
appropriated. Mr. Arrowsmith objected to the
question ami was sustained.
Reform counsel for the defendants began their j
closing arguments Mr. Foster was asked to out- i
line his summing up for the State. In response I
the prosecutor said the defendants were charged !
with embezzling a Jargt: portion of the funds j
of the Mills estate. '"We have shown, " he said. I
"'hat Twin'rig wag president and Cornell trea.-; !
urer of the Monmcuth Trust Company. which?*
tnj the executor of the Mills estate. Twining \
testified that Cornell drew all the checks of the j
< ompany. We have proved that $12,000 was
taken from the Mills estate and only $r>.»>oo put
back. Xow. we ask, where did the missing
(7,000 go to? 1 contend that only Twining and
Cornell had anything to do with, the money."
At the end of the prosecutor's remarks John
Hawkins, counsel for Cornell, said the defend
ants were not charged with keeping accounts
incorrectly, but were accused of using a large
amount of the funds of the Mills estate. He
told the juror? to remember that no witness
had testified that the defendants ever used any
at this money for their own benefit. The prin
cipal evidence, he said, had been given by Bank
Kxaminer Fredenburgh, who had testified that
the books of the company had balanced to a
cent. Mr. Hawkins contended that Cornell had
a right to draw the transfer checks and to make
thorn out to Twining, as the latter was presi
dent of the Monmouth Trust Company.
Mr. Hoffman, counsel for Twining, said the
prosecutor had said he would prove that the
defendants were thieves and robbers and that
they had robbed the dead. He thought the.
State hid failed utterly to prove these allega
Prosecutor Foster in his summing up pro
duced various exhibits introduced at. the trial,
including the "Twining Specials." Judge Heisley
delivered a brief charge.
The verdict was reached on the first ballot.
The defendants were allowed to go home under
Jail, to await sentence. There arc eleven other
indictments against them, all of which go over
until the January term.
OVER HORSESHOE FALLS.
A Man. Not Identified, Seen in a
Boat Waving His Arms.
Buffalo, Dec. M.— A special to "The News"
from Niagara Falls says:
A boat containing a man passed down the
river and over the Horseshoe falls this after
noon. The identity of the occupant of the boat
is not known. The man could be seen standing
up and waving his arms.
TIMID ST. LOUIS REPORTERS.
They Flee for Their Lives from a Pocket
[BY TELEOKArn TO THS TRIBCKE.3
Bt T^ouis. Dec ■.—Circuit Attorney Joseph W.
Folk, who in the last year has had Indicted more
tr in twenty persons for boodling. thought for &
rmo this morning that some one was seeking re
venge. Consternation prevailed when what looked
like a new b:an<J of Infernal machine was pulled
oft of bio voluminous mail. Newspaper men who
■were in the Circuit Attorney 1 office fled for their
When the mysterious package was opened It was
round to contain a pocket electric searchlight from
on unknown Boston admirer, and a broad smile
overspread Mr. Folk's face.
MORMONS URGED TO BREAK STRIKE.
Cannon, at the Tabernacle, Calls on Them to
Take Miners' Places.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THK ROOM.]
Salt l.ak* City. Dec. ■*-£"£" M ,' Cannon in
an address at the Mormon Tabernacle, has called
on the Mormons to nil the places of striking coal
miners of Carson County, and thus break the strike,
Cannon asked the bishops to repeat hi* words at
the ward mooting*, and give th? widest possible
publicity to the call for men. He -aid that the
Vtah Fuel Company wanted four hundred miners
and told t ; i • wag*" offered. He urged young Mor
mors trt heed the call and go to the mines.
Tie Mormons have bean quietly fighting the
United Mine Work- in the coal curaps for the last
few week*, but until Cannon's address the Church
did not openly tak« side?.
The tribute of the sweetest flower- from Bunny
France is conveyed In Deletirer Perfumtrs.-t.AJvt.
MOB THREATENS JAIL
Wants to Lynch Two Negroes
Charged with Assaulting Women.
Council Bluffs. lowa, Dec. 28.— A crowd is
around the county jail, threatening to lynch two
negro prisoners who rje held for an alleged as
rault on two women on Friday nigh*.
Most of the Council Bluffs policemen have
failed to disperse the crowd. Mayor Morgan Is
attempting to induce the excited men to leave.
The Council Bluffs militia company has been
called out. The mob has battered down the
doors of the jail.
Council Bluffs. Dec. 20, 1:30 ?- m.— The mob Is
dispersing, having failed to secure the prisoners.
OPERATOR FOILS GANG.
Darkens Office Summons Aid —
Thieves Flee When Train Comes.
Fhillipsburg. N. J.. Dec. 28— J. B. Gray, ■ de
tective, of this place, returned to-day with the
story of an attempt to enter the Jersey Central
telegraph and signal office west of Glendon.
Perm.. by two men who are believed to be
members of the gang that has been robbing
railroad stations, telegraph offices and switch
tower*, and holding up the men In charge.
Tha office near Glendon is In charge of J. H.
Oar. li-. said ttlSt Ike first, sa*va *v two rr>«>n
about, th" office about 1 a. m. yesterday, and
shortly after heard them trying to get in. He
seized hi* revolver, put out the light in the
building and telegraphed the office at Blanch
Chunk for help. It was slow in coming and
after a time he groped his way to the keys
and sent a second message, saying he must
have assistance at ■ once. Mauc-h Chunk then
sent a message to EaFton. advising those in
charge there to send aid at once. A drill crew
was sent, to the scene of trouble and they
found that the red lamps had been taken
from the targets by the robbers and placed on
the tracks signalling those in both directions.
Shortly after the first drill crew arrived, four
others, with Detective Gray, reached the spot.
The men made a thorough search for the rob
bers, but failed to capture them. They tracked
them in the snow through a long gully up the
hill from the railroad to a wagon road, where
they lost th" trail. The men who reached the
scene first say that they saw the robbers run
ning off in that direction.
(J^rir weighs ISO pounds and is an athletic
looking young man. He canie from Washing
ton. I>. C. and boards at Bethlehem, where his
brother is attending I>ehigh University, and la
left tackle on its football team. When assist
ance reached Gear he was badly frightened,
and only consented to work the night out when
Detective Gray promised to stay with him.
XEIV HEAD FOR SEABOARD
J. S. Ullliams to Resign, According
to Baltimore Story.
[IT TEUOHArH TO TUE TRIBIXE.I
Baltimore. Dec. 25. -John Skelton Williams will
retire from the presidency of the Seaboard Air
Line to be succeeded by James M. Barr. first vice
president of the company, according to a man
prominently identified with the company. Mr. Barr
Is regarded as one of the foremost operating rail
road officials In the country. He made a great
reputation with tht» Norfolk and Western, and the
rehabilitation of that property is credited to his
abtllty. Previous to going to the Norfolk and
Western, he was superintendent of the Chicago
and Kvanston and Chicago and Council Bluffs
division of the Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul
Richmond. Va., Dec. a.— The annual meeting of
thn stockholders of the Seaboard Air Line. Railway
was held to-day in Portsmouth, Va., practically
every share o£ the stock being- represented in per
son or by proxy. The acts of the directors for the
previous year were ratified mid approved. The fol
lowing board of directors was tn«-n elected: John
Skelton Williams, Thomas F. Ryan, James A
Blair. J. William Middendorf. S. Davies Warfleld.
C. Sidney Bhepard, T. Jefferson Coolldge, jr., .Jam**
H. I)O'>ley. John B. Dennis. James M. Barr. George
W. Watts, Brnst Thalmann, Norman B. Ream,
Nathaniel Thayer. B. F. Yoakum and H. Clay
I 1!,I 1 !, r. ' . The old board was re-elected, with the ad
dition of ••►•or-.je W. Watts, of Durham. N. C.
The annual report of the company for the year
ended June .','•. 1303. which was submitted to the
meeting, showed (crops earnings of th" system of
t12.7M.527, ■■■- increase of $1,138,712; net earnings,
f3.357.745. a decrease of $47. <4>~. surplus over Interest
and fixed charges, J832.150, JI2.:M increase.
KANSAS WANTS TO LEAD LIST.
Republicans Will Have Early Convention to
[BI TEXXGKATH TO Till: TIUr.UNE.I
Topeka, Kan.. Pee. 23— <"hairman Albaugh has
issued a i-n.ll for the Republican State Committee
to meet hero on January 5. At this gathering the
time and place for the. Beat* convention will be se
lected. Topoka. Wichita. Hutclilnson and For:
Scott are after the convention, which will be held
early in March. The committe?men have practi
cally decidetl "ii the date in order to be the tirst
State convention of 15<>l to come out strong for
THE CZARINA'S ACCOUCHEMENT.
London, P"' -*•' "Ths Dally T.-l-->m aph's " St.
Petersburg mil I — powdstPt says that the Imperial
faniiiy expects the aecsaghemsiH «>f lbs Csaiina
lit-xt summer. j
WILL SELL THE ALTON.
Deposits of Preferred Stock 'Asked
for by Kuhn, Loeb § Co.
Plans are under way for the transfer of the
Chicago and Alton Railway Company to some
other road, as appears from the following offi
cial statement, issued last night:
Holders of the preferred stock of the <"*hicaxn and
Alton Railway Company are informed by Kuhn.
I.oeb & Co. that a large amount of that stock has
been deposited wit:; them, subject to an agreement
authorizing the sale thereof en or before Septem
ber 30 next, upon such terms and at such price as
may be approved by a preferred stockholders' com
mittee, consisting of John A. Stewart. Edward H.
Harriman and John J Mitchell. Holders of pre
ferred stock who desire to participate in any sale
which may br. made under this agreement are re
quested to deposit their certificates at once with
the bp.r.kera, who reserve the right to terminate,
the privilege at any time. Depositors will receive
trajisferrable receipts entitling them to a pro rata
share of tne not proceeds of any sale, and in case
no sale is made before September 30, to the return
of their stook without expense.
Asked for further details, a leading interest
in the Alton said:
I think the circular is self-explanatory. Of
course, a dffinit» purchaser is in view, but it would
serve no good purpose to say at present who it 1?.
The syndicate which in March, 19<V>, pur
chased the control of the Chicago and Alton
Railroad Company (now the Chica«c »nd Alton
Railway Company) was composed of E. H.
Harriman, representing the Union Pacific in
terests; George J. Gould, president of the Mis
souri Pacific; James Stillman, representing the
Rockefeller Interests in the Missouri. Kansas
and Texas, and Jacob H. Schiff. of Kuhn. Loeb
& Co., as the representative of the Baltimore
Mr. Harriman, ■who 1? a number of the pre
ferred stockholders' committee named in the
present circular of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., ia now,
as he was in H>o<>. the head of the Union Pa
ilflc system. Mr. Stewart, the second member
of the committee, is the ex-president of the
United Stales Tru-3t Company, which is cloeely
identified with the National City Bank and
Rockefeller interests. Mr. Mitchell, who is pres
ident of the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank of
Chicago, acted for President Blackstone and his
associates in negotiating the sale of their con
trolling holdings in the road to the Harriman
jarty in 1900. and his since then been a di
rector of the Alton.
An interest not represented on the preferred
stock holders' committee which is to pass on the
terms at which the preferred stock is to be sold
—it may b*» fairly assumed that a majority of
the common stock is already in the hands of
Mr. Harriman and his friends — is the Missouri
Pacific, and In view of that fact and of tha
further fact of the lack of harmony between
Mr. Harriman and Mr. Gould during tha last
year or two. the inference may be drawn that
the Missouri Pacific ie not the intending pur
chaser of the Chicago and Alton. The Indica
tions rather point to the Union Pacific or ono of
the other so-called Harriman roads as the sys
tem of which, if the pending negotiations be
successfully carried out, the Alton will become
a part. The eastern termini of the Union
Pacific are at Omaha and Kansas City.
The acquisition of the. Alton would mean th«
direct extension of the Union Pacific system
from Kansas City to a connection with the east
ern trunk lines at Chicago, with entrance also
into St. Louis. Kansas City, too. Is the northern
terminus of the Kansas City Southern road,
which since October, 1900. has been under the
control of Mr. Harriman and his friends.
This road, originally the Kansas City. Pitts
burg and Gulf, extends to Port Arthur, on the
Gulf of Mexico, and as far back as 1898 rumors
were frequent that it would be combined with
the Chicago and Alton to form a through line
between the Gulf and the Great Lakes.
The Kansas City Southern is hardly in a
positi>n to purchase a line like the Alton with
cash or with its own low quoted stocks, nor
Indeed would It be generally believed that the
Union Pacific was entirely prepared to carry
through such an operation It is not incon
ceivable, however, that resort may b<? had to the
modern device of issuing collateral trust bonds,
for which the Alton stock would be security,
and which would be given as the largest part
of the consideration.
Chicago and Alton common stock, which went
as low as lSu. in September, closed yesterday at
toS. 't'ss than *J points under the high level of
the year, touched in January. The preferred
sold u>> to 74'». Its highest pr!c> in 19Q0L aid
closed at 734. ;t n«t Rain for the day or i» points.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TMBI NE. 1
Chicago, Dec. :.'&.— All that eaa be obtained
from John J. Mitchell to-night regarding the
Chicago and Alton sale Is that he. E. H. Harri
man and J. A. Stewart, the New- York banker,
were appointed a committee recently by the
Harrlmao interest, which now holds 50 per cent
of the Alton preferred stock, to get the larger
part of the remaining *>«► per cent of the pre
The plan is to merge with the Kansas City
Southern Road, already owned by the Harriman
syndicate, and thus get an outlet to the Gulf
of Mexico. Mr. Mitchell says the sale was kept
quiet, necessarily, until a few days ago. when
the H&rriman syndicate commit begaa ener
getic efforts to acquire more of the preferred
stock. As to tae details of the Immediate plans
Mr. Mitchell declined: to say anything.
This indicates that Mr. Mitchell, who is Mr.
Harriman's right hand man in the Weal, i*
not offering Alton stock to any other road, but
is buying it. and that the much rumored mer
ger of the Alton road with another line la that
mated— with the Kansas City Southern and In
the interest of the Harriman syndicate. SThe
fact that Mr. Mitchell was willing to talk at all
nt this time about the plans Is significant, and
Indicates that the committee of which he Is a
member with M^xsra. Harriman and Stewart has
about secured all the additional Alton preferred
that is required for the deal, with the Kansas
PR f CE THREE CENTS.
MR. BEUPRE AT COLON".
THE OLYMPI AS FOVAGE.
Xo Hostility Shown to Americans at
Colon. Dec. 2?.— Admiral Coghlan's flagship.
the cruiser Olympla. arrived here this afternoon
from Cartagena, bringing Arthur M. Beaupre.
United States Minister to Cnlombtn. and Mrs.
Beaupr*. Mr. and Mrs. FWupre arrived at Car
tagena from Bogota last Saturday. and boar
the Olympla on her arrival yesterday afternoon.
The Olympla Immediately sailed for Color;. Min
ister Beaupre will sail for New- York on the
steamer Yucatan to-morrow.
The reception of the Olympia at: Cartagena
was friendly. The naval authorities here re
ceived Instructions from Washington. on Christ
mas Day not to send the Atlanta, th« Mayflower
and the Casting to Cartagena with th* Olympla.
as previously intended. The Olympla arrived
off the Boca Chicha entrance* to the bis; lagoon
on which Cartagena, is situated early yesterday
morning. As she ran in toward th(» entrance
the Colombian cruiser Cartagena was seen four
miles distant making every effort to enter th»
lagoon ahead of the Olympla. which she suc
ceeded In doing.
The Olympla steamed slowly to the tortuous
entrance between the- old Spanish forts, which
were apparently deserted, and found that thai
Colombian cruiser had taken up a position a.
short distance Inside, but commanding the en*
trance. It was learned subsequently that th*
Cartagena had grounded there and that ah« waa
towed into port. The Olympla passed the Co
lc-mblan warship and proceeded to Cartagena*
which Is eight miles from the entrance*.
SAL.UTTXO COLOMBIAN FLAG.
Anchoring about a mile from the town. Om
Olympia hoisted the Colombian flag at her mala
and fired a salute, of twenty-one guns. Th*
Colombian battery at the edge of the town re
turned the salute. Admiral Coghlan then sens
a boat ashore- to communicate with th« United.
States Consul. Mr. Orr. but It was learned that
Mr. Orr had left Cartagena about, a fortnight
ago for Barranquilla. The British Vice-Consul
at Cartagena, who is very ill and is hardly ex
pected to live, had undertaken to look after
United States interests pending the arrival of
Mr. Orr's successor.
Admiral Coghlan then paid an official visit to
Dr. Jos« Insignares, the Governor of Bolivar.
The admiral was accompanied by Captain Har
rison G. O. Colby. A big crowd gathered at th»
docks to meet them and silently followed th*»
carriage containing the officers through th*
streets to the palace, where another big crowd
Governor Insignares. surrounded by a large
number of secretaries and aids, received Ad
miral Coghlan in the large salon of the palace,
to which the people were admitted, being sepa
rated from the officers by a railing. Admiral
Coghlan and Governor Insignares exchanged
the customary formalities, the crowd listening
attentively. The Governor said he would re
turn the visit immediately, whereupon Admiral
Coghlan returned to the Olympla.
CARTAGENA'S PEOPLE QUIET.
The officers wen» In no way molested or in
noyed by the crowd, which followed them close. ■
ly all the time. Neither by words nor looks did
the populace show any hostility. Th« Colom
bian battery fired a rear admirals saint- as
Admiral Coghlan started for the Olympia.
At .'» o'clock In the afternoon Governor In
signares. accompanied by a large staff, boarded
the Olympia for the return visit, and remain—i
for flftee.i minutes. When the Governor a"1
his retinue vr»re disembarking: the Olympia fired
a Governor's salute of seventeen guns, and im
mediately thereafter hoisted anchor and steamed
out of the lagoon.
While Admiral Coghlan and other Americans
were treated civilly and courteously, and n-hil*
their visit was not marked by the slightest un
pleasant or untoward incident, it was evident
that the authorities at Cartagena were not glad
to see the Olympia. and wen* pleased when *h«
took her departure.
It Is believed that the Bogota government
had spies In Cartagena who were carefully
watchlng for any sign of disloyalty, since th*
Cartagenan authorities evidently desired to
avoid all unnecessary friendliness with th*
Americana. Governor InsUnares kept himself
surrounded by hia staff of secretaries during hta
Interview with Admiral Coghlan.
No political references were made in the inter
views, except by the chief of the Cartagenan
customs, who, while aboard the Olympia, pro
posed with great earnestness a toast to the con
tinuance of the friendly relations between th«
United States and Colombia.
COLOMBIA'S FORCE NEAR ISTHMUS
Comparatively little information as to th*
general situation could be gained at Cartagena,
There are probably thirty-five hundred troops
there, and there are reported to be. five thou
sand at Barranquilla. The government is doubt
less slowly concentrating troops at BarranqullJa
and moving them toward Tltmuatt in small
numbers. There are probabh' twelve hundred
Colombian soldiers at Titumati to-day, and this
number is gradually being increased.
Minister Beaupre had a good trip down th*
Magdalena River, and was greatly gratified to
find that the Olympia. had been sent to Carta
gena to meet him. The Bogotan authorities
extended every courtesy to the minister, who
left Bogota in a special train and was carried
down the river on a special steamer. He mad*
the trip from Bogota to Cartagena in sev-p
The minister emphatically declined to talk of
the political conditions, but said he thought that
any trouble between the United States and Co
lombia was improbable, and that the American*
in Colombia— whom th?re were very few.
there being only about ten in Bogota, and sotn~
prospectors in Antioquia and other places wer*
in no danger of molestation.
General Rafael Reyes has been bitterly criti
cised at Bogota for having Invited the Panamati
Commissioners to breakfast when here aboard
the Canada. The general's action in this mat
ter is considered undignified and a sign of weak
ness. The general's continued absence at Wash
ington is resulting in a slight weakening of his
It can safely be said that the Influence of ttm»
and a calmer consideration of the situation ar»
bringing about. though slowly, a greater readi
ness on the part of Colombia to accept the In
evitable and to get all «he possibly can from
the Republic of Panama by diplomatic means.
REINFORCING FLEETS AT ISTHMUS.
Several Warships on the Way There, and
More to Follow.
Washington. Pec. 28. -The fleets of warships on
both sides of th* Isthmus of Panama will shortly
be reinforced by several vessels now on their way
to that quarter. The uunboat Topeka. of tn« At
lantic training squadron, left Key West yeeterUay
for Colon by way of Kingston as convoy or the tor
pedo boa' destroyers Traxtun and Stewart, whic.'i
have been assigned to pairol duty oa the Caribbean
coast of the isthmus. The Kur.bout Casiine *r-
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