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Promoters of the Two Mc-
Kinley Memorials at War.
Hanna Heads Those After a Mem-
orial at Canton.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Testifies as to Interesting Pro-
ceedings at Nome.
Never Sought to Prevent McKenzie
Turning Over Gold Dust.
Cireaft Court Adjourns for Final
tlruriiiK In the Case
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
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
"'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
_J r /•— >/
Prominent Ohio Man Accused of Em-
bezzlement and Perjury.
John M. Mnlford Charged With Ma
nipulating Figures to Salt
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
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.
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.
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.
Vermont Man Wrongfully Sent to
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
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
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.
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"; .:
Statement Made to That Effect on
High Authority.
Tickets for the Uame Will Be Placed
on Sale Wednesday
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.
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.
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.
Plan to Dispose of a Rate Dis
Hill-Harriman People to Absorb the
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
But Results Are Disastrous
to Filipinos.
Americans Are Attacked at Break-
fast, but Are Armed.
General Submission of Insurgents la
Samar in a. Few Day*
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.
Chan Yen Tang: Elevated to Two Im
portant Positions in
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
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.
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
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. •
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.

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