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PRICE TWO CENTS.
EMBEZZLER IS
UNDER ARREST
Charles Goven, Absconding Secre
tary of the Produce Dealers'
Dispatch, Jailed.
Man Robbed His Benefactor Whom
He Met When Living in
South Dakota.
A Poker Fiend and Faro Sharp, He
Lost a Fortune at Gaming
Table.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago. Nov. 7.Charles C. Goven.
absconding secretary of the Produce
Dealers' Dispatch, is under arrest at
Portland, Ore. A detective will leave
to bring him back to Chicago, where
he will have to answer the charge of
having embezzled 125,000 of his em
ployers' money.
Goven disappeared just. one year
ago. Since then he has gained fame
in Central America, where he led one
of the many insurrections in Nicara
gu a. Fleeing from there, he returned
to Chicago, drawn by the longi ng to
see again the wife and child he had
deserted. H e found them gon e. Learn
ing that they had gone to San Fran
cisco, where Mrs. Goven has relatives,
he turned westward. A t Portland he
was arrested.
Goven's career in Chicago was me
teoric. From a penniless young man,
whose illness awakened the sympa
thies of Henry Botsford. millionaire
board of trade operator, he rose to the
secretaryship of the Produce Dealers'
Dispatch and was t he confidential man
and close friend of its president.
A Poker "Plunger."
Then the allurements of the gam
bling table overcame the young man.
Known as a "plunger" at poker, he
also was known as a steady and. con
sistent loser. H e turned from draw
poker to faro. At the Sherman house
game he is said to have lost several
thousand dollars. In an attempt to
recoup, he ventured into bookmak
ing at a local race track. In this ven
ture he lost $10,000.
On the evening of Nov. 7, 1902,
Goven sought the faro game then op
erated In the Sherman hou se by Ed
ward Wagner and Har ry Hoffman.
"I've got to make a 'killing' or else
disappear," he said as he drew up a
chair to t he table. . .
/ "Well, we'll give you a
Mi,
deal." said t he unctuous dealer, "and
may t he best man win."
It was a challenge. All of the other
playe rs drew back from the game, and
the young man, nervous and evidently
under an intense nervous strain, be
gan play. For nearly nine hours the
game continued. When it ended Goven
did not have the price of a oar fare
to his home, at 3714 Sheridan' derive.
The next morning he sought' ft
friend who o wed h tm money.
"I wish you would let me have th at
$500," he said "^'jm, going. ftway^fOr
a few days." 'v'-.V ^" -. , 7* y^:i-:'-
."
Then he disappeared'. - -
Bonds "^Tere Missing.
The following day Mr." Botsford dis
cover ed that a number of government
bonds belonging to him were missing.
A further search revealed the fact that
the books and papers of the Produce
Dealers' Dispatch had be en destroyed.
The government bonds, it was learned
later, had been hypothecated with a
gambler for funds with . which to
"buck the tiger."
The story of Goven's downfall is one
of ingratitude to his one-time friend,
Henry Botsford. Botsford met Goven
In South Dakota six years ago, ac
cording to stories told by acquaint
ances of the two men, and befriended
him ^almost from the first. For five
years, it is said, he kept Goven in a
good position, finally getti ng the
young man into the secretaryship of
the Provision Dealers' Dispatch, in
which Botsford was a director.
Then came' Goven's losses at faro,
his embezzlement of funds Intrusted
to him, and his destruction, not only
of the business papers of the Provi
sion Dealers' Dispatc h, but also of his
benefactor's private papers, to whic h,
as his private secretary, he had access.
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SEEK TO DISBAR
GEORGE A. LAMB
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Peter Power's Attorney in Anti
Merger Suit in Trouble with
Bar Association.
New York, Nov. 1.-A petition has
been laid before the appellate division
of the supreme court by t he bar asso
ciation accusing George Alfred Lamb,
attorney of this city, who represented
Peter Power in the suit to prevent the
merger of the Great Northe rn and
Northern Pacific railways, of fraud,
malpractice and gross unprofessional
conduct. Proceedings hav^ been be
gun to disbar him. The Northern Pa
cific railway brought t he charges orig
inally before t he bar association last
January.
The accusations against Lamb are
that he used Peter Power as a dummy
plaintiff in t he Northern Securities
case, that he tried to prevent Power
from obeying an order of t he United
States court, and that he declared un
der oath that he held in his own pos
session 100 shares of stock which
Power claimed to own, but which
really belong ed to Camille Weidenfeld,
a stock broker, who has be en sus
pended from t he exchange in connec
tion with the suit.
When t he charges were originally
made Lamb refused to answer them,
denying th at he was guilty of any
wrong conduct and saying that if t he
dignity of t he federal courts had be en
offended, as charged, .that court alone
could take official notice of the mat
ter.
PETER ELLIOTT
REACHES HERE
Minneapolis Crank Who Tried to In
terview Roosevelt, Returns
Under Guard.
He Has Displayed No Violence En
Route and Seems to Talk
Rationally.
Peter Elliott, the Minneapolis so
cialist who recently caused a sensa
tion by attempting to force his way
into President Roosevelt's apartments,
arrived in the city this noon. H e was
adjudged insane in Washington and
was brought to Minneapolis in charge
of P. G. Smith, inspector of depart
ment of charities. District Columbia,
and Dr. C. E. DeMese from the go v
ernment hospital for the insane,where
Elliott was confined.
T he prisoner seems entirely rational
and talks upon every day subjects in
a lucid manner. H e has exhibited no
signs of violence at any time during
his trip home.
A n examination of the prisoner
will be conducted by Probate Judge
Harvey and he will probably be sent
to St. Peter to-night. In the mean
time Elliott is confined in the county
jail.
SHE TELLS A
STRANGE STORY
Miss Coffin of N. Jersey Says She
Was Hypnotized and Lured
to the West.
Finds Friends at Omaha and Will
Be Returned for Treatment by
a Specialist.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 7.Miss Clara
Josephine Coffin, daughter of W . Ward
Coffin, whose mysterious disappear
ance from her home in East Orange,
N. J., on Tuesday, caused her parents
great anxiety, arrived in Omaha yes
terday.
She is prostrated by a nervous
shock, which she sa ys is the result of
an attempted abduction from her
home by two strangers, a man and a
woman.
Tuesday t he strange woman ap
peared and approached her, she says,
and told her, in a commanding way, to
pack her clothes and follow her. in
a half-dazed state, the girl did so, and
was placed in a carriage and then
aboard a train for Chicago.
When.the train reaehed Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, after leaving Chicago,
Miss Coffin recovered her senses, and
slipped out and se nt a telegram to
Postmaster Cro we of Omaha, asking
him to meet her. Meantime her cap
tors had left t he car, she says. A s
soon as Miss Coffin saw Mr. Crowe she
recognized him and fell into his arms,
prostrated. Miss Coffin is confined to
her bed and is in a very weak condi
tion.
N o trace has been found of the
mysterious man or woman, and t he
only suppos ed motive is th at they ex
pected to abdu ct the girl and ho ld
her for ransom.
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18 HURT IN WRECK
Clover Leaf Train Turns Somersault
Passengers Have Lucky
Escape.
Frankfort, Ind., Nov. 7.Westbound
passenger train No. 3. on the Clover Leaf,
was wrecked just east of this city to-day.
The rails spread and three coaches were
overturned. Eighteen persons were in
jured, none seriously. They escaped by
crawling thru the windows. The injured
were taken to the hospital and neighboring
homes.
Budapest, HungaryDesso Perczel was to-day
elected president and Imre Jakabfly vice presi
dent of the lower house of* the Hupgarian diet.
TREATMENT FOR MISS COFFIN
Mental Aberrations Have Been No
ticed Since She Was a Child.
New York Sun Special Service.
East Orange, N. J., Nov. 7.Mr.
Coffin received a telegram this morn
ing from Postmaster Crowe of Omaha
saying th at Miss Coffin had arrived at
his home last night and that she .was
safe. T he Crowes and Coffins are
distantly related by marriage, and
Clara and Mrs. Crowe, who is one
year her junjfjr, formed a stro ng at
tachment. It is reasonably certain
that Clara contemplated the trip, for
she is known to have saved much of
the liberal allowance her father gave
her.
Mr. and Mrs. Coffin will probably
go West and bring her here after
which she will be placed in the care
of a specialist, for it is believed that
her mental aberrations are such as
can be cured by treatment. She has
always be en sensitive and gifted with
high power of imaginatio n. Since a
mere child, she has been in the habit
of drawing wills from time to time in
which she bequeathed her paper dolls
and her more valued treasures to her
friends and relatives. Two of these
wills were drawn recently.
DID SHERIFF BLUNDER?
Army Officers Say He Was at Fault
and that Indians Should Be.''-.
" * - - Released.
Washington, Nov. 7.In response
to the request of the department for
a report regarding the recent Indi an
troubles in Wyoming, General Kobbe,
commanding the department of Da
kota, to-day forwarded a dispatch
from Major B. H. Cheever, Sixth cav
alry, at Pi ne Ridge, in which he says
the trouble was mostly the sheriff's
fault and that the Indian prisoners
at Newcastle should be released.
H e says it is believed that t he sher
iff's party fired the first shot, but
statements are conflicting. The war
departme nt says t he situation does
not require the presence of troops.
Indian Agent Brenrian telegraphed
to-day that the preliminary hearing
of the arrested Indians has been set
for Nov.
l 12, at Douglas, Wyo. Bren
nan has - been directed to atte nd with
an interpreter. -."-
BOAT CANNOT BE FOUND
Little Schooner Rosebud and the
Cote Children Probably at Bot
tom of Lake. '- * V
Marinette, Wis., &ov. 7.The little
schooner Rosebud of Menominee,
Mich., is missing. She left here thr ee
weeks a go for Cheboygan, Mich., and
has not be en heard from since.
It is believed she has gone down in
Lake Michigan with George and Ed
ward Cote, sons of the owner, who
were sailing her, and their sister, Miss
Belle C6te, who was steward. The
boat was ninety feet over all and was
valued at about $5,000. _
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SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7, 1903. 32 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
HAS HE SOLD TO ?
-AMALGAMATED?
Long Copper War May Be Settled by
a Late Deal Credited to
Heinze.
As the Story Goes He Will Retain
a Small Interest and Be Given
a Place.
Pressure for a Special Session Will
Bring Toole to a Decision
Next Week.
Butte, Mont, Nov. 7.A report ap
parently based upon the very best
authority, indicates th at a settlement
of the lo ng and bitter copper war be
tween F. Augustus Heinze and the
Amalgamated Copper company is in
sight, and that resumption of oper a
tion of the latter's mines and smelters
is not far distant.
According to information, Heinze
has sold his entire Butte holdings ex
cept a small interest, and will act as
the Amalgamated Copper company's
manager of all its mines and smelters.
The price paid by the Amalgamated,
or the price it is to pay, could not be
ascertained.
Scallon Does Not Know.
Preside nt William Scallon of t he
Anaconda company, and, representa
tive of the Amalgamated, refuses
either to affirm or de ny the report.
H e declared th at such was possible,
tho if the settlement had been ef
fected with Heinze by t he Amalga
mated officials in New York, he was
not aware of it.
And Heinze Denies.
Mr. Heinze positively denied t he ru
mor, declaring that under no circum
stances would he sell out unless forced
to do so by the arbitrary action of the
people. Despite his denial, t he report
receives every credence in many quar
ters.
Upon t he most reliable statements
made by the Amalgamated people, it
is understood th at Governor Toole will
call an extra session of t he legislature
in the next week, that t he fair trial
bill Of the Amalgamated Copper com
pany may be enacted.
TOOLE STDLL CONSIDERING.
Petitions for and Against the Session
Decision Next Week.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., Nov. 7.Governor J.
K. Toole to-day received t he first pro
test again st summoning the legislature
in extra session for the passa ge of a
fair trial bill, which, if done, the
Amalgamated Copper company has
agreed to resume operations in its
vario us plants thruout t he state, there
by furnishing employment directly or
indirectly to 20,000 men.
The protest was presented by a com
mittee from Missoula, and contained a
copy of the resolutions adopted by
t he federal labor union of that city,
which in substance were to t he effect
that the governor should not accede
to the demands of the corporation,
which would not transact business un
less it secured t he passage of favor
able laws.
A t the same time another commit
tee from Missoula called on the execu
tive ajid presented a lo ng petition fav
oring an extra session. The members
of both committees announced they
had been cordially received by t he
governor, but to neither of them did
he give any inkling of his intended
action. .
The Heinze men are still loud in
their claims th at t he governor will not
summon t he legislature in special ses
sion, while t he Amalgamated partizans
assert that so great has be en the pres
sure from labor and business organ
izations and thousands of individuals
th at he will yield to their request.
Governor Toole will not talk on the
subject further than, to say that he is
giving t he matter consideration. It is
expected his decision will-*' be * 'an-
nounced early next week.
M \
H&p
TO CORNER WHEAT
. ^ ^
St. Louis Bulls Attempt to Prevent
December Delivery by Buying
Up Insurance.
They Take Out Insurance for the
Full Capacity of Local Ele- -
vators.
THE LADY OR THE TIGER
deal, they have cornered t he insur
ance market on wheat. .
Of the 120 insurance companies
taking business in St. Louis, it is said
that every one of them has written
policies on- St." Louis and East St.
Louis elevators, aggregating about
$3,500,000.
The insurance far exceeds the visi
ble supp ly in t he elevators but by ta k
ing out insuran ce for the full capacity
of t he warehouses at t he marginal
price of wheat, t he bulls hope to
make it impossible for outsiders to
store their, gra in which- would pre
clude t he insuring of it and necessar
ily prevent the borrowing of money
on the" part of t he shorts who would
practically be frozen out of the mar
ket.
STEAL OUR TRADEMARKS
Jap Manufacturers Play Unscrupulous
Trick on American Firms.
San Francisco. Nov. 7.The pirating of
trademarks in Japan is annoying manu
facturers on this side of the Pacific, and
on account of the trouble which they are
experiencing they advise all American
manufacturers who may be looking to
Japan for a market, to register their
trademarks in the mikado's realm before
the Japanese appropriate these labels.
The San Francisco agent \t a large east
ern manufacturing company said to-day
that some of the most famous trademarks
have been registered in Japan by local
manufacturers who have also had a law
passed against anyone selling goods under
these trademarks except when purchased
from the Japanese who have appropriated
them from the rightful owners in Amer
ica.
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MAP SHOWING THE TERRITORY OF THE NEW REPUBLIC OF PANAMA.
HARVARD MEETS
QUAKERS TODAY
t
Crimson Eleven, Averages Ten
Pounds More Than the Red
"" . * and Blue Team. ^
Pennsylvania Has Shown the Great
er SpeedQuakers Are Hope
ful of Victory.
\
St. Louis, Nov. 7.A plan to corner
t he St. Louis December wheat market
by the buyi ng of all the possible in
surance on t he wheat in elevators
both on t he east side and in this city,
tsN
outlined in information given to
t he St. Louis Republic, by insurance
me n. ,
Corwin H. Schencer, John T. Milli
ken, Thomas Aiken and Herman
Juehn are mentioned as t he leaders
in a movement which was begun last
September and which makes it seem
probable th at it will be absolutely im
possible for outsiders to, store their
December wheat in St. Louis el e
vators.
T he supp ly "of wheat, it is said is
greater than the bulls anticipated and
to prevent delivery on the December
Day Is Cold, Promising Good Foot-
ballCrimson Coaches Are
. Quite Confident.
. Philadelphia, Nov. 7.Pennsylvania
and Harvard met on Franklin field
this afternoon in their annu al football
contest. The day dawned hazy, but
just cool enough for ideal football
weather. While neither Harvard nor
Pennsylvania has shown consistent
form this fall, t he game should be
exceedingly close. Harvard averages
10 pounds more to the man than the
Quakers, but the latter have shown
more speed than the Cambridge boys.
Coach Williams and Captain Metz
ger of Pennsylvania are hopeful but
not over-confident of victory, while
Assistant Coach Lewis and Captain
Marshall, of the crims on eleven, do not
hesitate to say that Pennsylvania must
play better football than she has
shown this fall to win to-day's game.
Play will begin at 2 o'clock. William
H. Edwards of Princet on will act as
referee, Mathew McCullon of Lehig h,
umpire and E . A. Whiting of Cornell,
linesman.
Harvard won t he toss and chose
the west goal, with t he wind at their
backs. Pennsylvania kicked off at
2:13.
Harvard Scores 5.
Schoolkopf scored a touchdown for
Harvard after eight minutes' play.
Marshall missed the goal. Score:
Harvard 5, Pennsylvania 0.
After the kickoff Harvard carried
the ball from her 30-yard line to
Pennsylvania's five-yard line, where
Pennsylvania held and Carl Marshall
tried for a goal from Pennsylvania's
20-yard line, but missed.
Smith scbred a touchdown for
Pennsylvania. Teynolds missed t he
goal. Score: Pennsylvania 5, Har
vard 5.
Nichols for Harvard scored a touch
dow n. C Marshall kicked t he goal.
Score: Harvard, 11Pennsylvania , 5.
End first half: Harvard 11 Pennsyl
vania, 5.
OmahaMorris Burr. Charles Park and Arthur
Meyer, representing the Chicago high school, won
a victory over Richard Hunter, Ben Cbarrlngton
and Lyman Hryson of the Omaha high school
last night 3n the annual debating contest be
tween the two schools.
PhiladelphiaA receiver has been appointed
for D. Landreth & Sons, seed merchants. The
liabilities are about $150,000 and the assets
much less.
NEGRO LYNCHED
: BY ANGRY MOB
Had Attempted to Outrage a White
Woman but Failed in His
Purpose.
Mob Severely Injures Officers Who
Sought to Protect Their Black
prisoner.
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New York Sun Special Service.
New Orleans, Nov. 7.S am Adams,
a negro of 18, was lynched last night
at Pass Christian, Miss., a summer
resort of New Orleans people, for an
assault on Mrs. Peter Rathbone
Labonisse, farmerly Mrs. S. Osgood
Pell of New York city.
Mrs. Labonisse, attended by her
maid, drove out yesterday and on her
way home stopped to gather some wild
flowers. Adams unhitched her horse
and led it some distance away. H e
then called Mrs. Labonisse's attention
to the, fact that her horse had strayed
away and offered to recapture it. She
acept ed and he caught the horse.
Thereupon he asked: "What do I get
for this?"
Mrs. Labonisse said that if he would
call at the hou se she would rewa rd
hi m.
H e caught her by t he throat and
drew a knife. She screamed and the
negro fled. Mrs. Labonisse - then ran
back to where she had left her maid
and they returned home. A posse of
men was formed' and started for the
woods. In half an hour they caught
sight of t he negrO and several shots
caused him to surrender. Mrs.
Labonisse identified him and he was
put in jail.
The officers endeavored to remove
him to Mississippi City, but were at
tacked by a mob, knocked down and
severely injured.
The negro was then taken to a
neighboring lake grove and hange d.
Adams had a bad reputation.
Mrs. Labonisse's present husba nd is
t he son of a millionaire cotton man.
They, reside at Pass Christian, but Mr.
Labonisse occasionally comes to New
Orleans on business, and during t he
social season here they number
among t he most lavish entertainers.
She is considered one of the handsom
est women in this section.
While she was the wife of Mr. Pell,
Peter Labonisse met her on a visit to
New York. When she secured a di
vorce from.the millionaire New Yorker
she was married to Mr. Labonisse, who
took her south and installed her in one
of the most magnificent homes on the
Mississippi sound.
PARKS OFFERS
BIT OF ADVICE
. . *v ' ^ IV ,-:
Declares the"^haySKrVatii for
\,\- Unions Lies in- Stopping ^f
. , . the "Graft."- - ,.*
Labor Leader Makes a Frank and
Public Statement Before Leav
ing for Prison. .
New York, Nov. 7.Before he left
his cell here to begin serving his sen
tence of more than two-years in Sing
Sing prison for extortion of money
from employers, Samuel Parks, ex
walking delegate of t he local House
smiths' and Bridgemen's Union, cqjlled
about him a number of newspaper
men to bid them farewell. I n so do
ing he made the following statement:
"It's only taken a little more than
seven years for them to get me here.
It has been a hard fight-fend I've lost,
that's all. I am down and out, and I
know when I've got enough. I'll be
forgotten in less than a ye ar except
by some of the boys who thought
there was some good in me, and I am
sorry for it. Every laboring man in
this country should remember me for
years to cdme. I should be a warn
ing to them. I'm the victim of a cus
tom that is older than I am, and th at
is t he habit of having money trans
actions with employers. That, put" me
here.
"The salvati on of the unions lies in
stopping that practice at once. They
must give up fines, waiting time, back
pay and everythi ng like that. That's
the loopho le thru which this 'graft
ing' as they call, it, creeps in, T he
employers never leave any tracks. I
could name 100 em^jiprs here who
have made a practice of using labor
unio ns against competitors. I know
plenty of employers who have made
fortunes by the use of a young fellow
who has never made more than a
couple of dollars a day but who has
be en put in authority by his union."
GOPHERS PLAY.
LAWRENCE
Easy Game Looked for"Subs" Ex
pected to Have Chance to .
. Play.
- ^-."Minnesota lines up this afternoon
against the-light Lawrence university
team from Appleto h, Wi s. T he game
was not \ expected to be a hard con
test, and many of t he Minnesota subs
expected to get a chance before the
end .of t he game.
Dr. Williams would not say wheth
er he had instructed his men to run
up a big score, or to practice kick
ing, and other points in which im
provement is desired. The-prediction
was made before the game th at the
score would go over the half century
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&&Minnesota ^s-. ' .-Lawrence ...,*- .*-
Rogers (cap.) L. E. Alter R. K.
Webster I.. T.^WoJter R. T.
Warren L. G.'Karnapp R. G.
... O. Wlngender
R. G. Boyden ....
R. T. Ballantyne
R. B. Peek (cap.)
.Q. B. Joliffe
L. H. B. Stevenson .
Strathern Thorpe ..
Schaeht .
Burdick .
Harris ..
-Davles ..
Irsfield ..
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WARSHIPS AT3M
/THE ISTHMUS
The United States Is Now in a Po- -' .-/"
i\ . sition to Maintain y\ ''iJgfjf
- - ' -border./?'. v^r4U:
It Will Not Permit Colombia to V'V*
Jiake War upon New Re
public. * .
Panama Names Diplomatic Agent to
This Country Melendez Ap- V
. pointed Governor of Colon. -
I ' 1
I The Maine to Go. j
| Washington, Nov. 7.The "bat- |
j tleship Maine has been ordered j
I to Colon. She has sailed from |.
I the New York navy yard for j
| Hamgton Roads, where she will j
j coal and proce ed to her destina- |
| tion. |
| Colon, Colombia, Nov. 7.The J
I United States cruiser Atlanta ar- j
I rived here this morning. , j
The state department also has de- \. . ,,
cided, that, " notwithstanding the fact .
that'the Spooner canal act in terma^
required t he TInited Stat es govern-jfe-tt^
ment, before beginning t he canal toJ -'
conclude- a treaty.-with^ Qsfionxbia, the^. ^r=
spirit of the act will be met-by thef^*,*
conclusion of an arrangement with the- - ,-*
new state of Panama on t he lines of ^
the Spoon er act, and it will proceed
to this end.
-*$?
Old Treaties Binding.
In other words, it is held that, just
as t he engagements entered into by
the United States with New Grana da
have ever since been regarded as bind
ing in regard to Colombia, so, accept
ing the 'common law doctrine the de- , -
partmeht'is authorized to re ad "Pana
ma" instead of Colomb ia in the Spoon
er act. I n this sense, it is pointed out,
t he president will find it unnecessary
to go to congre ss *for further canal
legislation.
Significant of the sertngthof this de
cision was the appearance at t he state
department: to-day of Rear Admiral
John C. Walker, Nnited States Nav y,
retired, president of the isthmian
canal commission, who has be en in
frequent conference with t he presi
dent and Secretary Hay. Upon him
will probably devolve the initiation
of the, practical working out of the
canal project and he is. keeping him
self fully posted, while Colonel Wil
liam M. Black of t he engineer corps .
of t he army, who happens to have
be en engaged in looking after the
physical aspects of t he canal problem -
on the isthmus for the pa st few
months, has been furnishing informa
tion from that quarter.
: .From Colon Consul Malmoros re
ported under to-day's date as follows:
' I Colon Quiet.
' "Absolute tranquility in Colon. Prof
iro Melendez has been appointed gov
ernor of Colon and proclaimed at 10
O'clock yesterday. Englis h, French and
American consu ls present. Launch
has been se nt to Bocas del Toro to
proclaim independence there."
A cablegram from United States
Minister Beaupre, dated at Bogota,
Nov. 3, statedf x "
"There are rumors in Bogota of
serious disturbances on the isthmus,
and it is thought the re will be an im
mediate movement for independence.. V "
It is very difficult to obtain trust- r V',
worthy information." _- . ,-
T O PROTECT PANAMA
The U. S. Will Not Permit Colombia to
Attack Her. *' t
Washington, Nov. 7.This govern
ment will not'allow Colomb ia to make
war to regain possession of t he isth
mu s. If she can secure possession.by
peaceable methods she may, but Unit
ed States ships of war will not permit
an attack on the new government.
This is - frankly admitt ed to be t he
meaning of t he message which Mini s
ter Beaupre is to dejiver to Colombia.
It is the purpose of the navy to pr e
vent war. This government will not
police the isthmus to enab le Colombia
and Panama to fight it out. There
will be no more fighting. It is by some
regarded as an advance and almost
radical step in our policy towa rd t he
small republics to the south, but by
those who have advised t he president
it is considered a necessary steg I n
asserting - the Monroe doctrine as Mr.
Blaine defined it in his characteristic
letter Inviting the South American re
publics to attend the Pan-American
congress. Secretary Blai ne said . in
th at letter: "The position of the
United States as t he leading power of
the new world might we ll give to its
government a claim to authoritative
utterance for the purpose of quieting
discord among its neighbors, with all
of whom the most frjendly relation*
exist." ,
I n line with that policy the admin
istration has served notice on Cotom-'
bia- th at the constant succession of un
necessary and wastef ul civil wars On
- %j the isthmus of Panama must cease.
T he powerful hand of t he United
States will be us ed to keep t he peace,
th at this highway of the world's com
merce shall not be disturbed.
Hints of a Protectorate. ^
Ho*v far the government' wtil ffo**ftt
its recognition of the new republic o&
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Playing for a Championship.'
Bpecial to The Journal. *
Grand Forks, N . D., Nov. 7.The
University of North Dakota and the
University of South Dakota-are playing
football for t he championship of t he
two states at the university park this
atterwffon. Botfa teams are in the pink
of condition.
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Washington, Nov. 7.To-day's ad
vices to the state department indi
cated a . regular. development of t he
new government of Panama. The
most important move indicative of
speedy and full diplomatic relations
with the new republic -was the ap
pointment of M. Philippe Bunau-Va
rilla', now in New York, as Panama's
consular agent.
Consul Gudger caleld at t he state
department to-day for a further con
ference with Secretary Hay, at whose
instance he later conferred with the
president.
The British government has form
ally requested the state deportment
to look after t he British subjects and
similar requests from other European
natio ns a re expected, all of which will
be promptly granted. There are rea
sons why a Targe foreign naval repre
sentation in isthmian waters should
be discouraged until the new govern
ment is permanently established.
It is expected that there will be
little dlay about such establishment,
and as soon as the re is a regular gov
ernment at Panama in place of t he
present junta, the state department
expec ts to take up negotiations for
the canal project. The state depart
ment has decided -the treaties that *
governed as to Colombia or New Gra
nada are still in force and that, there
fore, all t he concessions, including that
of t he Panama Canal company, are
valid. r
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