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PRICE TWO CENTS. CLASHING ON MONDMENT Promoters of the Two Mc- Kinley Memorials at War. RESULTANT CONFUSION Hanna Heads Those After a Mem- orial at Canton. COMPROMISE MAY BE REACHED Moiiev Divided Between the Organi- KUtlona Keiirenentiuts Clinton unit \\ nso iuKlon, Frvtm Tli* Journal Burtnu. Xoom 45, JPom Building, Wasuiiiuton. Washington, Nov. 11. —The promoters of the two McKiuley memorials 2"-' v I there is a tight on betwee >ing waged in the reception-room "^ A'hite House. The original mo" ■ headed by Senator Hanna. The as~o-" on of which he is chairman is know v tie McKinley Monument assoetatio:.. t prominent men are connected with The object of the organization is to t a monument over the late presl s grave at Canton. The second or ganization is known as the McKiuley Me morial Arch association. This is headed by Henry B. F. Macfarland, president of the board of commissioners of the Dis- Pof Columbia. It has for its object erection of an arch in the memorial liridge with which it is proposed to con nect Washington with the Xational ceme ftt Arlington, which will be a me fcl to William McKinley. Considera ble confusion has been created by the ef forts of each association to secure sub- Ktions to its particular scheme and ■ persons have refrained from ton ting to either because of this con n. It seems to be the general desire of most contributors to add their mite to ward the erection of a national memorial to Mr. McKinley. but they are in doubt about which is to be that. Senator Hanna realizes the situation and ij not backward in condemning the iington enterprise. When he was at White House in conference with President Roosevelt Friday he took the question up and in no unmistakable lan- Re pointed out that the object of the inley Memorial association was being interfered with by the new move- Senator Hanna was accompanied ahn G. Milburn, president of the pan rican Exposition company, in whose house Mr. McKinley died, who is a mem ber o! the Hanna association. He added his protest to that of Senator Hanna. The result of the protest will likely be a compromise between the two associa tions by which each can secure the memo rial it was organized to erect. One gen tleman who stands ready to contribute a large amount to a national memorial sug gested the following as the proper way to have gone about the erection of one or two monuments in memory of the late president: The way this matter should have been taken op was for Senator Hanna, Myron T. Herriik and several other persons of national promi through their relations with the late president to have met immediately after the funeral at Canton and issued an invita tion to the American people to subscribe to a memorial fund of fSOO.OOO in individual sub uns not exceeding $1. They might have, announced that $900,000 of this would be ex pended on a tomb at Canton and the re maining $300,000 in Washington on a statue, arch or whatever monumental form might be deemed most fitting after consultation with i xperts on the beautificatlon of the city. An appeal to the people through the newspapers would undoubtedly have brought forth a great popular demonstration of approval and subscriptions to the maximum amount named would have been forthcoming in a short time. I feel sure that this is what President Mc- Kinley would have wished If it had been pos sible to ascertain his views. He would not have desired a monument rpared by the rich men, but would have delighted In the thought that the plain people, to whom a contribution of a dollar means a sacrifice, had taken an interest in making such an of fering. With Senator Hanna's protest and the apparently general feeling on the subject, it is not improbable that the arch asso ciation will withhold the further press ing of its plans in order that the asso ciation formed to erect a monument over MeKinley's grave may carry its plans to completion. It is not altogether im probable that congress will provide for a memorial to the dead president, to bo erected with the help of private sub scriptions. DEPARTMENT The new department of commerce and industries, OF for the creation of which Senator Nelson intro- COMMERCE. duced a bill at the last session, was called to President Roosevelt's attention again to day by a delegation of Chicago men repre senting the National Business League. The visitors brought with them resolu tions passed by their organization, which thoy presented to the president, and also talked with him regarding the necessity for a new department to take care of the growing commercial interests of the country. President Roosevelt is perfectly familiar with the details of the plan. It was outlined to him at great length by Senator Nelson when he was In Wash ington a month ago and the president has since gathered information from various sources. While he did not promise that he would recommend the creation of the new department, members of the delega tion expressed themselves as well satis fied with their Interview. It is said here that Secretaries Gage and Hay are opposed to the formation of the new department because it will take from them many important functions of their own departments. On the other hand, Secretaries Hitchcock and Wilson, who will likewise have some of their duties curtailed, are heartily in favor of it, and have urged President Roosevelt to recommend it 3 establishment to con gre-es. Of the congressmen who have been in Washington since President Roosevelt came into office a majority have expressed themselves as in favor of the Nelson bill as to the best interest of their constituents, farmer and business man alike. —W. W. Jermane. SALOON MURDERER SENTENCED. Kankakee, 111., Nov. 11. —James Nevins was sentenced to-day to twenty-five years in the penitentiary for the murier of Dennis F. Reardon in a Kankakee saloon Nov. 4, 1896. RICH MAN'S SUDDEN DEATH. New York, Nov. 11.—Peter Gilsey, the eldest of the wealthy Gilsey family of this city, died from a burst blood, vessel last night. He was 57 years of age nnd the eldest ton of Peter Gilsey, who amassed the family fortune. His brothers, John and Henry, sur vive him. The Gilsey family is one of the largest among the owners of real estate on Manhattan island and consequently one of the wealthiest ainoug the families of New York. JDDGE NOYES CONTINUES Testifies as to Interesting Pro- ceedings at Nome. DENIES ALL CHARGES Never Sought to Prevent McKenzie Turning Over Gold Dust. MILITARY GUARD AT THE BANK Cireaft Court Adjourns for Final tlruriiiK In the Case To-day. Special to The Journal. San Francisco, Xov. 11.—Judge Noyes again took the stand this morning in the ->ntempt proceedings, and Attorney Mc = u.;hlin continued the direct examina- tio i He gave a further history of his trip liis arrival and meetings with i.o attorneys and officials there and the a of tho appointment of receivers. Ke made a complete and emphatic de nial of all the charges that the Lane and Pioneer crowd have brought against him. The affidavit which Attorney Hume says he did not sign, Noyes said was signed iv his presence. The arrival of writs of supersedeas was reached and Noyes recalled that Marshal Vawter had served them on him in his bedroom. At the time he did not pay much attention to the circumstance, as he had been ill for several days with a severe cold and had not been out of his room si ace Wednesday, and that was Monday. He save no instructions to Vawter to secure the military to guard the gold dust and all his instructions were given in writing. He had afterwards written to Major Vanorsdale to send a guard upon information received from Mr. Whitehead of the bank that a mob was gathering and threats were being made to break into the bank. In regard to the gold dust, Noyes said: "'I never at any time gave any order or expressed any opinion by which Mc- Kenzie would be restrained from turning over to the defendants the gold dust in the bank. If his counsel gave him any advice or instructions I never heard of it." Captain Trench had gone to Noyes while that trouble was on and had expressed his opinion that the military was unneces sary, and asked permisison to withdraw the guard at the bank, also the police pa trol from Nome. Noyes refused permisison and informed Trench that the military forces were sub ject only to orders of his court or 'the marshal end that he could not be at the command of everybody. When Attorney Knight called upon him at his hotel, Noyes testified that Knight's testimony was subtsantially correct, but that Knight had rather misinterpreted some of his statements. Noyes said that his hands were tied; that he could do nothing beyond issuing the proper orders for carrying out the writs of supercedeas. At 1 lo'clock the attorneys in the case appeared before the circuit court of ap peals and after McLaughlin had reported progress the court adjourned the final hearing to the same time to-morrow. MAY KISS IN PUBLIC Novel Grounds for Prosecution Dis covered in Kaunas. y'exo York Sun Special Service Topeka, Kan., Nov. 11.—A jury in the district court of Lebette county has re turned a verdict holding that it is no crime for a man to kiss his housekeeper In public. John P. Ward, a widower, living on a farm near Oswego, recently employed Mrs. Annie Graham, a' widow, as housekeeper to look after his family of small children. He lives in a very re ligious community. A few night ago there was a church social at his home and dur ing the evening he stooped in the presence of the crowd and kissed Mrs. Graham. This shocked the guests and they all de parted immediately. The next day Ward and Mrs. Graham were arrested for dis turbing the peace, the disturbance being the kissing. The case was tried and the jury returned a verdict of acquittal. MAJOR KRAMER DEAD 'Twas I mler Him Buffalo Bill Did His First Scouting* lowa City, lowa, Nov. 11.—Major Adam : Kramer, of the Sixth United States cay ; airy is dead, aged 64 years. He had been jin actual service in the United States ! cavalry for more than forty years and was retired in 1897. He entered the service in Pennsylvania in 1857, served i through the civil war with the army of the • Potomac and was appointed second lieu ' tenant of the Sixth United States cavalry iin 1866 and captain in 1874. He was active j in quelling the Sioux during their out ! break in South Dakota in 1891. Colonel :W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) entered the j United States service as a scout under command of Caatain Kramer. The body was sent to Washington, D. C, and given a military burial at Arlington Heights. BOER TACTICS Bands in the Habit of Concentrating to Surround Britons. »u> Tork Sun Special Servian Bloemfontein, Not. 11.—Small bands of Boers have been operating lately in the country about Winburg and Thaba N'Chu. These bands maintain communication with one another, their plan being that when | the British attack a particular detachment all the others are quickly informed. They then close in in an attempt to surround the British. If they do not succeed in this they snipe the British as they are re i turning to camp. These tactics oc j casionally make it necessary for Boer dis : patch riders to cross and recross the line ! of blockhouses several times a day. DIGESTING THE EVIDENCE Three Admirals Making: Ip Their Minds About Schley. Washington, Nov. 11.—Admiral Dewey and Rear Admirals Benham and Rarn6ay, com posing the Sohley court of inquiry, met to-day at their headquarters in the McLean build- Ing behind closed doors and began the dis cussion of the evidence. The sittings of the court are to be strictly secret. The present plan is to hold daily sessions from 10 to half past 12 o'clock, adjourning at the latter hour for the day, though this arrangement may be changed as the work of the body progresses. The court has two small rooms for its work one for the members themselves and the other for the accommodation of clerical help. MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 11, 1901. _J r /•— >/ HE CAN'T GET BY THE GREAT AMERICAN QUARTERBACK. ARREST FOR FRAUD Prominent Ohio Man Accused of Em- bezzlement and Perjury. AMERICAN INS. UNION SECRETARY John M. Mnlford Charged With Ma nipulating Figures to Salt Himself. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Nov. 11.—A special to the Chronicle from Columbus, Ohio, says: John M. Mulford, prominent in religious, educational and business circles of Ohio, was arrested at 1 o'clock yesterday morn ing on charges of embezzlement and per jury, preferred by the national officers of the American Insurance Union, of which he was national secretary and of which Governor Nash is national counsellor. Nearly everybody in Columbus knows Mulford. and this city is shocked. Another general charge was placed against him, which the directors publicly announce will be changed to a charge of forgery. Two of the affidavits, one of which is signed by Clinton Hollenbeck, national medical director, allege embez zlement. The third complaint is signed by Lincoln J. Fritter, national secretary and a law partner of ex-Congressman John J. Lentz, who is national president of the organizatino, and charges perjury, alleging that false reports were made to the state commission of insurance in re gard to the condition of the organization. The reports in question were sworn to by Mr. Mulford. The books of the com pany were examined by order of the state commissioner of insurance some time I ago, and afterward an auditing commit tee was put to work and upon the com bined reports of the two examinations the arrest was made. The report of the secretary stated that the assets of the company were $27,209.69, when, it is charged, they really were $27, --456.81. The liabilities of the organization were placed at $2-,622.05, when they were, the auditors say, $39,306.53. The bills payable wore placed at $8,324, when they were $12,350. The losses for the past year were stated to be $12,000, when they were $23,500. The salaries, ren/s. office ex penses, bills due and accrued bills were stated to be $1,298.08, when they were $3,456.53. The borrowed money was placed at $8,824, when it should have been $2,055. This is a summary of the finding by the auditors. Mulford is superintendent of the largest Sunday school in Columbus and general manager of the Equitable Life Insurance company for Ohio, for which position he resigned the principalship of one of the high schools of this city. SHOTGUN SETTLEMENT ArkiinwiH' Governor Sighs for a Bucket of Editoral Gore. A""»to York Sun Special Sxrvic* I Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 11.—The trouble be j tween Governor Jeff Davis and Editor A. J. | Kendrick of the Fort Scott News-Record may j end in a tragedy. The governor wants the ! editor Indicted for libel. The prosecuting at j torncy says he doesn't think the governor I has been libeled. The governor declares that j unless the editor is indicted he will take his shotgun and go ou the warpath for personal j satisfaction. Some time ago Davis pardoned four women from the penitentiary on the ground that there was no provision for the care for fe male prisoners in the state penitentiary; that he wished to avoid even the semblance of a scandal which might grow out of their in carceration in that prison, that until the state provided a reformatory for women he, would free every one convicted of crime and sentenced to the penitentiary. Editor Kendrick made an attack upon the chief executive, and, among other things, charged him with accepting a bribe to release the female prisoners. ASKED OF ROOSEVELT Department of Commerce and Lake Warship Building. Washington, Nov. 11.—Elliott Durand, La verne W. Noyes and several other Chicagoans representing the National Business league, to day presented to the president a memorial urging him to recommend In his message to congress the appointment of a department of commerce and industries nnd also the re organization of the consular service on a civil service basis. Representative Boutelle of Illinois to-day arranged for a future conference with th« president on the subject of the abrogation of the treaty of 1817 with Great Britain by which the building of war vessels on the Great Lakes is prohibited. Mr. Boutelle says there are a dozen or more shipyards on the great lakes and that the antiquated treaty of 1817 prevents them from sharing tho work of building smaller vessels of the navy with the seaboard shipyards. INNOCENCE PROVED Vermont Man Wrongfully Sent to Penitentiary. PERJURY CONFESSED BY A GIRL Conviction on a Charge Tramped Up Because Invitation to Elope Was Declined. Vmw York Sun Bpad ml Service Rutland, Vt., Nov. 11. —Toiling away at hard labor in the Vermont state prison at Windsor, forsaken 'by I *11 of his former "friends, is Seamon I*" Witherell, once one of the leading citizens of the town of Grafton, but now a convict with four years of his sentence passed and fourtenn more years of confinement yet to be served un less he is pardoned. Witherell is an Inno cent man, according to the confession of the girl whose testimony, given under solemn oath, was entirely responsible for his being sent to prison for this long term of years on a heinous charge. During the summer of 1897 Witherell, who, with his family, resided in a large and comfortable farmhouse at Grafton, which has been owned by his ancestors for many generations, decided to advertise I for summer boarders. The advertisement j was seen by Mrs. Nettie Walker of Providence, R. 1., who, after some cor respondence with Witherell, went to Grafton, taking with her her 14-year-old daughter Mabel. Arrangements were made for Mabel to board with them, and j Mrs. Walker, leaving her daughter with j the family returned to Providence. During the summer Mrs. Walker paid frequent visits to the Witherell home, ] often remaining several days at a time. | I During these visits, according to the story i told by Witherell, he and Mrs. Walker | became intimate. Mrs. Walker, as time j went on, became more and more infatu-' ; ated with Witherell, and frequently urged him to leave his home and family and elope with her. This Witherell steadfast ly refused to do. Finally Mrs. Walker j threatened that she would wreak veng j eance upon him if he would not then ! and there elope with her. He could take j his choice. Witherell chose to remain with his family, and then the persecution lbegan... On the following day he was arrested ; on the charge of committing criminal as ! sault upon Miss Walker. The girl was at j .that time 14 years and 6 months of age. The warrant was sworn out by Mrs. Nettie Walker. According to the confession j made under oath by the girl, her mother | came on the day of her last interview with | ; Witherell and told her, without any ex- i ! planation, to pack up her belongings. Her I mother took her to the village- hotel. Upon entering their room her mother .locked the door, and then told her daugh ter the full details of the plot. When the girl was told of the part which she her self was expected to play she flatly re fused to do it. Her mother, she says, then beat her severely and told her that unless she did as she was ordered she j would have her placed in an asylum in Providence. Under these threats the girl consented to take her part in the con spiracy. Witherell's trial on .the charge of criminal assault was held at Brattleboro Sept. 6,-1897. Miss Mabel Walker, the alleged victim, had rehearsed her story so well that every member of the jury be lieved it. The girl described in detail how Witherell had assaulted her in the j dead of night.. Mrs. Walker corroborated her daughter's testimony and confessed her own intimacy with the prisoner. Everybody considered Witherell a fiend, and there were cries of "Lynch him!" around the courthouse during the trial. He was found guilty and sentenced to fifteen years at hard labor on the charge of criminal assault. On the charge of adultery with Mrs." Walker he was given three years more, making his total sen tence eighteen years. For that crime the woman was given a short sentence, the court believing that Witherell was largely to blame. . - Mabel Walker, who has since been mar ried to a Providence man named Render, now voluntarily, at the advice of her hus band, to whom she recently told the story, has come to Vermont and made a clean breast of the whole affair. Her mother, she states, it now housekeeper for a man in Providence. Witherell's attorney has made application to Governor William W. Stickney for a pardon for. Witherell. The governor has ordered a hearing on the case for next Tuesday. SWITCHMAN INSTANTLY KILLED. Special to The Journal. Madison, Wis., Nov. 11.—James Malaney, a switchman, was instantly killed by the cars in the North-Western j yards Sunday.- He had just opened a switch, when his fool caught in a frog and held him' while the train, which was backing up, ran over him, ; crush ing a leg and arm. H« about 21 yeart old and unmarried. - ■■ -'■ •. <T"; .: MUELLER TO PLAY Statement Made to That Effect on High Authority. N. D. TEAM GIVES MIKN. PRACTICE Tickets for the Uame Will Be Placed on Sale Wednesday Morning-. Mueller will play In ths game against Wisconsin Saturday. A statement to that effect comes from high authority in university football circles and leaves lit tle doubt in the minds of those who know of the staement that Mueller will be in the game in his old-time form. There is a feeling in both schools that the best teams should meet and that there should be no barring on pure technicalities, pro vided the men in the game are in school purely for the purpose of getting an edu cation. The announcement that Mueller will play will, therefore, be hailed with delight by the rooters. Gnnte Behind Closed Doors. The Minnesotans and North Dakotana l are having a little football game all to themselves on Northrop field this after noon, no spectators being admitted. The ; arrangement was made Friday anif ln ! eluded the plan of playing the substitutes against the North Dakotans Saturday. The play this afternoon is for the practice of the first team and will be limited to two 20-minute halves. There will be no special attempt at scoring, but the ball I will be given to the two teams by turns I for the purpose of trying special plays. j This arrangement will allay the fears of j those who have felt that it was a mistake not to keep the varsity team up to its work by having it play Saturday. Difficult Feat. The Chicago Record-Herald has a "fun ny" man who writes things for its foot ball page. Here is a sample of his wit: A gopher will attempt to eat a badger at Madison, Wis., next Saturday afternoon. There are people with money willing to bet that the gopher will take too big a mouthful. Tickets for Madison Game, Tickets for the Madison game will be on sale at 413 Nicollet avenue Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Mr. Luby, manager of the varsity team, will have charge of the sale. Those wishing blocks of tickets in advance can secure them by 'phoning Mr. Luby at the university. DIFFERING WITH DANES Treaty of Cession of West Indies Haiius Fire Persistently. Washington, Nov. 11.—The projected treaty of cession of the Danish West Indies to the United States is not so well advanced as it was hoped would be the case at this time. It is now doubtful whether the treaty will be completed in time to submit to congress when it reassembles next month. The delay appears to have arisen through the last change in the ministry at Copenhagen. All the principal questions had been ad justed when the entry into power of a new minister not well disposed toward the treaty made it necessary to begin the work anew. While the negotiations are proceeding they have not reached a point yet where it can be predicted certainly that a treaty will re sult. The issues do not touch the price to be paid so much as the conditions as to the future of the citizens of the Danish West Indies sought to be imposed by Denmark. The United States desires a simple treaty and one that will leave it at perfect liberty to deal with the islands in the future without any restrictions Imposed by treaty. RUSSO-FRENCH FRICTION ItuNsimiK Find Opposition in Catho lic Mixsions in the Levant. Ae«c Torh Sun Special Servitu London, Nov. 11. —Under the title "The Rus sians and the French in the Lovant," says the Vienna correspondent of the Times, the Deutsche Zeitung publishes an instructive let ter regarding the causes of Russo-French friction in the near east. The writer says the French and Russians are keen antagonists in the Levant, especially in Syria, where the Russians are endeavoring to bring under their influence the Greek orthodox element. Their efforts are opposed by the Catholic missions, among which those of the Assumptionists are the most energetio. Hence the Russian intrigue with the porte, resulting in the prohibition of the lusuits expelled from France from settling in Turkey. In this way the threatened loss of Franoe's traditional privilege of protecting the Chris tians in the east resulted in the altogether exceptional measure for which the Lorando claim provided an opportunity. 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. WISCONSIN CHI. DEAL Plan to Dispose of a Rate Dis turber. INTERESTS OF HARMONY Hill-Harriman People to Absorb the Road. FREQUENT FLOUR-RATE CUTTER Large Block of Wisconsin Central Stock Transferred at Greater Than Market Price. Special to The Journal. New York, Nov. 11.—'Now that the Northern Pacifio matter is practically set tled, and to the satisfaction of all con cerned, Wall street hears from what may be considered reliable authority that the attention of the railway magnates is di rected to the removaf of the Wisconsin Central as a rate disturber in order to insure what is by no means assured so long as the Wisconsin Central remains in its present independent position, namely, complete harmony in the northwestern railroad situation. According to reports at the Waldorf yes terday the Wisconsin Central system is to be taken over in the interest of the recon ciled Hill-Harriman groups, though on what basis is not disclosed. Rumor has it that already a large block of the stock has been transferred at considerably higher than tie market price. As is known, Wisconsin Central is a large carrier of flour, rates on which have time and again been cut. It is with the object of preventing this and other rate cutting that control of the system is now sought. Not Buying This Road. Chicago, Nov. 11.—President Hughitt, of the Chicago & North-Western, today de nied that the North-Western had pur chased, or intended to purchase, the Chi cago, Peoria & St. Louis road. TO REBUILD LARGER Tlie Wisconsin Central Terminals at Manitowoc Will Be Enlarged. £)n account of the increasing traffic from the western portion of its system, the Wisconsin Central plans a big increase to its facilities at Manitowoc, Wis. This was deemed necessary by the officials be fore the fire destroyed a portion of the terminal property at Manitowoc last week. In rebuilding the road plans to double its storage capacity. The Wisconsin Cen tral is making a strong bid for Minneapo lis business by improved service. When the interstate commerce commission re fused to allow the railway to store west ern flour free of charge in the warehouses at Buffalo, other plans were made neces sary at once. Solid trains of flour have been sent east to be distributed from cer tain points and the car ferries across Lake Michigan have handled large quan tities of it. Storage at several western lake ports have been furnished by the roads and it is to be in better position to handle this traffic that the Wisconsin Cen tral will double its facilities in rebuilding at Manitowoc. UNDER NOSE OF POLICE WHOLESALE HOLD-UP IN CHICAGO Fifteen Guests and Hotel Clerk Find It Advisable to Be Chary of Speech. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Nov. 11. —Fifteen guests, all busily engaged in conversation, suddenly threw up their hands last night in Benja min Barnett's lodging house, in Clark street, and, in compliance with orders from a masked highwayman, armed with two huge revolvers, lined themselves up against the wall and witnessed one of the boldest robberies committed in the Harri son street police district in many months. Unable to offer any resistance through fear of death, these men were forced to stand in this position while another masked highwayman held up Fred Backus, night clerk of the hotel, and forced him to give him $20, the contents of the cash drawer. Then, still, terrorized by the threats of the robbers, the lodgers stood motionless while the marauders backed slowly out of the place and escaped. This robbery occurred at 9 o'clock, within a block of the Harrison street police sta tion and at the time a policeman was re porting to his headquarters at a patrol box on the corner with a few feet of the scene. He was Informed of what had happened within five minutes after the masked men had left, and a tew moments later a dozen detectives were on the scene, but they were unable to secure any trace of the thieves. STEEL PLATE FACTORY Mikado Is Preparing: to Establish One at hure. Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 11.—Oriental ad vices received by the steamer Victoria state that the Japanese naval department is preparing to establish a steel plate fac tory at Kure at a cost of 6,000,000 yen. The plant will be in working order in three years. Baron Masahide, of Tokio, has obtained from Director Sheng, of the Chinese rail way, a concession for the erection of im portant telephone lines, which will con nect the largest cities throughout China. The preliminary arrangements now made contemplate that China shall furnish the funds and the Japanese the experts and material. WASHINGTON MINER LOST Fled in the Wrong Direction When Fire Broke Out. Seattle, Wash., Nov. 11.—Fire broke out in mine No. 7 of the Pacific Coast com pany, at Franklin, near Seattle, early yes terday, and one miner, Jacob A. Rose is missing. The other members of the shift reached safety without difficulty, but it is supposed Rose fled in the wrong direction. If he did so he went to certain death. The damage to the mine will be smell. The loss of coal will be about 8,000 tons. World's Largest Wheat Ranch Wichita, Kan., Nov. 11.—Wm. Ogden of McLean county, 111., has bought 180,000 acres of land In western Kansas which will be converted into the largest wheat rasofc in the world. Ogdea paid $2.50 an acre on an average. REPEAT THE SAMAR PLAN But Results Are Disastrous to Filipinos. SEVEN OF THEM KILLED Americans Are Attacked at Break- fast, but Are Armed. CAPTURE OF AMERICAN DESERTER General Submission of Insurgents la Samar in a. Few Day* Expected. Manila, Nov. 11.—Major William Pitch er of the Eighth regiment of Infantry, commanding the Mindoro expedition, re ports that the garrison of Abra de Hog was attacked yesterday by a force of In surgents commanded by Lenocos. The Filipinos apparently attempted to repeat the Samar tactics, but the Americans, who were breakfasting, fully armed, com pletely routed the insurgents, -who left seven men dead on the field, each having a rifle and ammunition. One American was seriously wounded. Captain Noyes of the Thirtiesth In fantry, commanding a detachment of fifty men, has captured a deserter named Richter of the Sixth artillery, wearing the uniform of an insurgent lieutenant. Major Pitcher says he recently captured threa officers and a large part of an insurgent company, all fully armed. It is believed the insurgents recently received an illicit supply of munitions of war. Cathalogan, Island of Samar, Nov. 11.—■ The insurgents are flocking northward. They are suffering greatly from famine. Many isolated bolomen have surrendered. Only fear caused by Lukban's proclama tion, threatening with death .those who surrender, prevents a general submission of the insurgents, but it ia expected that all this will be secured in a few day 3. CHINA AND UNCLE SAM NO INDEMNITY HANDLER CHOSEN Chan Yen Tang: Elevated to Two Im portant Positions in China. Washington, Nov. 11. —It is understood here that Chan Yen Tung has been ap pointed to succeed Yuan Shi Kai as gov ernor of the Chinese province of Shan- Tung. Chan is a civil service man and not a soldier. He is understood also to hay» been only recently appointed director of transportation, a very important post ia China. Minister Wu had a long talk with Sec retary Hay to-day respecting the condi tions in China resulting from Li Hung Chang's death. The minister has not yet been advised officially of the reported pur pose of his government to relieve him at Washington. He has had no overtures from any responsible educational institu tion in America looking to his becoming a member of the faculty. The United States so far has not named its representative on the committee of bankers atlshanghai who are to act as the collectors and distributors of the inter national indemnity fund of 450,000,000 taels, with interest. The delay is caused by the absence of any American bank la China. Unless American financiers can become interested in this subject .to the extent of opening a bank in the orient, the United States probably will be obliged to name a British fiscal agent. A threat to trade is said to be involved in such a selection, in view of the fact that at least three other nations, party to the protocol, are likely to make the same choice, there by placing an enormous and unusual pow er of regulating the rates of exchange in the hands of a foreign concern. PRISON WARDENS Congress of tlie National Prison As- sociation Begins 'Work. Kansas City, Nov. 11.—Many of the most noted wardens and prison officials in th» world assembled in the parlors of the Grand Avenue Methodist church this morning to at tend the annual meeting of the National Wardens' association, the first business ses sion of the congress of the national prlsoa association. The president's annual address was delivered by Otis Fuller, superintendent of the state reformatory of Michigan. J. T. Gilmour, warden of the central prison at Toronto, Canada, spoke •on "Prison Disci pline." "The construction and equipment ol penal and reformatory institutions" was dis cussed by James E. Heg, general superin tendent of the state reformatory of N»w Jersey. LEGISLATION FOR WEST I Trans-Mlsslssippi Congrre«s Head quarter! Fixed at Washington. Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 11.— B. Prince, chairman of the committee appointed by the trans-Mississippi congress at its meeting in Cripple Creek last July to iisg» certain legislation; upon congress, ait* nounces that the headquarters of the com* mlttee will be established in Washington. They "will endeavor to have congress take favorable action on river and harbor Im provements, irrigation, forest reserva tions, establishment of a department of mining and the building of the Nicaragua canal. • FRIENDLY UTTERANCE Upholding? of Monroe Doctrine Is in Interests of Pea.cc. London, Nov. 11.—The Pall Mall Ga zette this afternoon, referring to the speech made by Senator Lodge at Boston on Saturday, says: If, as believed, Mr. Lo<lge's speech reveals the mind of President Roosevelt, this coun try will have nothing to complain of. The Isthmian business will be settled next year in a manner honorable and satisfactory to both countries, which means, we presume, that America will got her own way in the matter. The Monroe doctrine is to be stern ly upheld by a great navy, if need be. This is in the interests of peace. As the Monroa doctrine does not affeot that part of the American continent which belongs to the British empire, the announcement will causa no friction.