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Warships Will See that Colombian Troops Stay
On Their Own Side of the Panama
Boundary Line.
like the Irishman, This Nation Will Have Peace on the Isthmus if It
Has to Fight for ItGermany Promises to Give the Cold Shoulder
to Any Request by Colombia br a German Protectorate. ,
Washington, Nov. 10.As a result
of a conference between Secretary of
the Navy Moody, Assistant Secretary
of State Loomis and Rear Admiral
Taylor, chief of the bureau of navi
gation, instructions have been sent to
the naval commanders in isthmian
waters to stop any attempt on the
part of .the Colombian government to
dispatch troops to the isthmus of
Panama. Upon receiving news that
Colombian troops are being embarked
at ports on the Atlantic or the Pacific
side, United States war vessels will be
sent to these places to prevent the
embarkation. This government thinks
that is a better way to do the work
than to wait until Colombian trans
ports arrive at isthmian ports. The
instructions are in accordance with
the policy of the president that peace
must be preserved and bloodshed pre
vented on the isthmus, and of course,
have his approval. The Washington
government holds that this policy is in
the interest of the general good.
The Kaiser Will Not Meddle
Isthmian Affair.
Berlin, Nov. 10.The Colombian
commission, If It comes here, will re
ceive no consideration from the Ger
man government. The correspondent
of the Associated Press to-day called
the foreign office's attention to the
statement made yesterday by Arturo
de Brigard, the Colombian consul
general in New York, that the Colom
bians were clamoring for a German
protectorate and that the Colombian
government had been asked to send a
commission to Germany to offer Em
neror William certain pieces of land on
both seas in. return for Germany's pro
tection. The reply was:
"We have heard nothing on the sub
ject, but if a commissibn came with
such a proposition, it would not be
entertained for one moment. We
have no intention of mixing ourselves
In the affairs of the isthmian states.
We are still without any communica
tion from our consular representa
tives in regard to the revolution or
asking protection, hence we have omit
ted to ask the United States to look
Honorary Pall Bearers at the Elkins
Funeral the Index of
& * iij.
Among the Great Financiers Who
Served Were John D. Rocke
I ' feller and A. J. Cassatt.
Jfow York Sun Special Service.
Philadelphia, Nov. 10.Financiers
say the men chosen to act as honorary
pall-bearers at the funeral of William
L. Elkins to-day will represent in their
rivat holdings and amounts invested
th corporations with which they
are connected, a capital of $10,000,-
These man are: P. A. B. Widener,
Thomas Dolan, A. J. Cassatt, E. B.
Morris, C. Stuart Patterson, Dr. C.
H. Duhring, General Louis Wagner,
United States Senator S. B. Elkins, G.
A- Huhn, Thomas F. Ryan, C. A. Grls
com, Isaac Clothier, J. G. Johnson,
A. R. Little, N. P. Shortridge, John
D. Rockefeller, Henry H. Rogers, D.
L. Fell, William R. Nicholson and Jay
Cooke. "-
The funeral will be quite unosten
tatious despite this array of wealth.
The body will be desposited in the
magnificent mausoleum in Laurel Hill
cemetery which Mr. Elkins quite re
cently completed.
The contents of the will will not be
made public until the instrument is
offered for probate. It Is understood
the document disposes of an estate of
J20.000.000. ,
The service will be conducted by
Rev. J. T. Cole, rector of St. Paul's
Protestant Episcopal church, in a
black-draped room of the Elkins man
sion at Washburne.
At the moment when the funeral
services begin, the trolley system will
suspend operations and every car in
the city will remain stationary for one
minute as a tribute to the memory of
th traction magnate.
Revolutionary Forces Bombarding
San DomingoGovernment Re
jects Demand for Surrender.
San Domingo, Republic of Santo
Domingo, Saturday, Nov. 7.The rev
olutionary forces which now surround
this city attacked San Domingo last
night, using artillery,, but no damage
was done.
The revolutionary commander this
afternoon sent a messenger under a
flag of truce to demand the sur
render of the capital, which was re
fused and hostilities were resumed.
San Domingo is strongly fortified
and provisions are plentiful. . , ,
J - M ' - - MIU"" i - -^ sj^-wn wm i
after German interests. The state
ments retv "ding our commercial in
terests in Ooi mbi and Panama have
been much e "'sgerated, but we hope
to see our trade there prosper better
after the United States builds the
U. S. Said to Have Been Approached
by "Interested" Nation.
Washington, Nov. 10.Reports are
current that an effort is being made
whereby negotiations for a Panama
canal treaty may yet be resumed with
Colombia, notwithstanding the estab
lishment of an independent Panama
government. First would come the
restoration by the United States of the
status QUO ante, on the isthmus,
following which Colombia wauld
immediately ratify the canal treaty.
It is said that unofficial repre
sentations of this tenor have
come from an outside nation vitally
interested and that the state depart
ment had been approached on the
That something along this line was
done is admitted by a department of
ficial, but the intimation was conveyed
that the time for interposition of
friendly offices of this character had
passed and it was said that the United
States could not consider such an of
Minnesota Congressman May Lead
Democratic Fig|it on Canal.
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Nov. 10.Representa-
tive Hitt's motion in the house yester
day, to have the administration fur
nish congress with all the correspond
ence connected with the Panama re
volution, was intended to mar the
plans of the democrats who had an
nounced their intention to call for
this information at the earliest op
portunity. The republicans showed
their superiority as political strate-
(Continued on Second Page.)
John D. Said to Have Seoured Vir
tual Control of the United
States Corporation.
Now York Sun Special Service.
Cleveland, Nov. . 10.Cleveland
financiers, who are more than likely
to be on the inside, believe that John
D. Rockefeller now controls or will
soon control the United States Steel
corporation. Brokers say they can
see in the retrenchment plans now
under way the hand and the methods
of the oil king. The transfer of 234,-
000 shares of steel preferred last week
and the buying of the common stock
daily, are said to have been almost
wholly for Rockefeller's account, the
common being secured for voting pur
poses and the preferred as an invest
There is no doubt that Rockefeller's
influence caused the change in the
dividend policy and the concentration
plans now being carried out, which
are likely to end in H. C. Frick being
placed at the head of the big trust,
all show the hand of the Standard
Oil magnate.
Shelling the City. -""
Washington* Nov. 10.The state
department this afternoon received a
cablegram from Minister Powell at
San Domingo, dated Nov. 6, stating
that the revolutionists are shelling the
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Special to The Journal. :
Hanley Kails, Minn., Nov. 10.D. W. Danifel
son, n Great Northern freight brakeman, was
caught between the cars and severely crushed
about the chest. The full extent of his Inju
ries Is not known. He will be moved to the
hospital in Wulmar. Hla home la at Momt*. ~
.:^ :
Tells a Pathetic Love Story to Chi
cago Police and Begs a Night's
New York Sun Speoial Service.
Chicago, Nov. 10.Leon Premien
ski, who says he is a Polish noble
man, asked last evening for lodging at
the West Chicago avenue police sta
"Eight months ago," he said, "I left
my father's palace in Poland. At
home I fell in love with a noble's
daughter on a neighboring estate and
won her consent to an early marriage.
Almost at the time of the wedding an
other suitor appeared and took her
from me. I witnessed the ceremony
that made them man and wife. Then
I fled from the country twenty hours
The police let him stay. -
Inquiry into His Sanity-^Infonna
tion Filed by Deputy Sheriff
J Johnson. " , . " -
The probate court this afternoon in
quired into the sanity of Peter El
liott, the man who made strenuous
efforts to call on President Roosevelt
some time ago. Elliott was taken into
court on information filed by Deputy
Sheriff Frank Johnson. The docu
ment was simply a statement that
Elliott was insane.
The examining board, consisting of
Probate Judge Harvey, Dr. A. P. Wil
liamson and Dr. W. A. Jones, began to.
take evidence in the case at 2:30.
The State Board of Pardons Decides
to Commute His Sen-
He Will Accordingly Become Eli
gible for a Parole at '
The Condition of His Health the
Main Reason for This
' The state board of pardons has
shown mercy to Frank H. Hamilton.
Solely on account of his health, the
board has decided to commute his
sentence to five years. This makes
him eligible for parole at once. The
state board of control may open the
prison's doors for him at the next
meeting, which will be held in a few
And Preparations for the Worst Are Hade at Both Ends of the Line.
The order filed to-day commutes the I ceed in inducing the remainder to
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In the northern field 1,000 miners are
on strike and about 100 are working
on small independent properties at
whioh all the demands of the men
have been conceded. In western Colo
rado about 1,000 miners areWorking,
but organizers are busy among them.
Union leaders at Trinidad say that 80
per cent of the miners in New Mex
ico have gone out.
In Wyoming and Utah the strike
has not yet become effective. No evi
dences of disorder have been reported
in the coal regions. After a confer
ence lasting until after midnight Gov
ernor Peabody announced that no
troops would be sent to the coal fields
to-day. Adjutant General Bell is now
in Trinidad investigating conditions.
John L. Gehr is in active charge of
the strike in the southern district and
money has been deposited in the First
National bank of Trinidad to take
care of the striking miners who de
clare their firm intention to stay out
until their demands are complied
The Colorado Fuel and Iron com
pany has notified all married men in
ic=: employ that they will be evicted
from the company dwellings by Fri
day morning if they fail to return to
work. William Howells, district presi
dent of the United Mine Workers, said
to-day that since the strikew a s or
dered more than 2,000 men had been
added to the union. "Mother" Jones
is holding meetings at the various
camps and is everywhere received
with enthusiasm by the.miners.
sentence from seven to five , years.
Hamilton's record Is perfect, and he
is entitled to parole on serving half
the five years. He has been in the
penitentiary since Feb. 20, 1901, and
has therefore two years eight months
and several days.
The case has been hanging fire for
several months, but the board is now
convinced that-his health will be per
manently impaired if he remains'long
er in prison.
The order filed to-day reads as fol-
lows:' "'- :' ' ' .'-..-:.- - .. ,i
In re application of Frank H. Ham
Clemency for the petitioner is urged
on several grounds.
Only one of them however, appeals to
the board. The board is satisfied that
petitioner's trial was fair and the verdict
and sentence just, but it is also satisfied
from the official'report of the warden
and the prison physician and other evi
dence that he has been afflicted fh the
past with tuberculosis, and unless his
time is shortened, so that he may be
paroled and thereby avoid confinement
within the prison during the coming win
ter, his health will be permanently im
paired by a recurrence of tuberculosis.
Solely for this reason the board deems
it humane and wise to commute.his sen
tence so that the board of control may
parole him at once if it deems it proper
so to do, instead of waiting until July
next, when one-half of his term will have
Therefore, it is ordered that petition
er's sentence be commuted to a term of
five years from Feb. 20, 1901.
Hottentots Menace Cape Colony
Volunteers Are Called Out and
Heavy Fighting Expected.
Kenhardt, Cape Colony, Nov. 10.
Hottentot rebels numbering about
3,500 men are approaching the border.
Police have been, dispatched to the
Scene, the volunteers have been called
out and severe fighting is expected.
Navy Grants Transportation for
Harrington's Remains.
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Nov. 10.In the request of
Representative F. C. Stevens, an order
was issued at the navy department for
the transportation of the remains of Louis
Harrington of St. Paul from Florida to his
late home. Young Harrington was a hos-.
pital apprentice on the gunboat Newport,
from which he fell' overboard and was
drowned while his vessel was at
ville, "ttf?" 'SB*
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Striking Miners Hail Her with En-
' thusiasm at Meetings Held in
\ Their Camps. i VV
Strike la Practically Complete All
Over the Affected DistrictNo
' - Lawlessness
Denver, Col., *Nov. 10.The tie-up
in the Colorado coal fields In conse
quence of the strike order issued by
President Mitchell, of the United
Mine Workers of America, is more
extensive than either operators or
union leaders had expected.
In Las Animas county, the princi
pal battle ground, the union leaders
assert that only one .hundred of the
8,000 men employed, in the various
camps are working to-day. The oper
ators, however, declare that they still
have about 1,000 men in the mines. In
Huerfano county there are 1,800 min
ers, of whom more than 1,000 are al
ready on strike, and'the union lead
ers are confident f hat they will sue-
Edwin Hawley, President of M. &
St. I., Interested in China Con
struction Company. ~:
New York, Nov rislO.The report
that Harriman-Hawley-Huntington in
terests were back of a new company
to develop the railroad interests of the
Chinese empire was confirmed yester
day. The China Investment and Con-,
struction Company of America has
been incorporated under the laws of
New Jersey for the purpose of obtain
ing railway concessions in China. Ed
win Hawley, president of the Iowa
Central and Minneapolis & St. Louis,
said that he was interested in the com
pany, but that he could make no state
ment regarding its plans and purposes
at this time. -
Jackson' 5uSw' TV- Jermane^
ChicagoMayor Harrison revoked the licenses
ban^and^t^t^i^^kf .*"* '"""J tog^ettiera "ex^c^d "to~flndr a^d*ta, *sa SKETC H tn?
Long Line Was Before the Land
Office When It Opened for
Business To-day.
Johnson and Carlson of Minneapo
lis the First to Pile at Cass
Police Outwitted by Tactics of the
CrowdJust an Ordinary Bay
at Duluth.
Special to The Journal.
Crookston, Minn., Nov. 10.Some
stirring scenes, were enacted this
morning when the government land
office was thrown open for the re
ceipt of entries on the Red Lake
lands. The line before the door began
reforming with the first break of day,
and before the office was ready for
business the crowd had increased to
large proportions. Many of the land
seekers were up all night, and prior
to that had traveled long distances.
These appeared weary and worn, but
there was no lack of interest and de
The officials had everything so well
.arranged that there was no confusion
The' applicants were admitted to the
"building and as fast as possible their
papers Were examined and their en
tries recorded. The office force had
been increased and the work moved
off in good order and precision.
It is estimated that about 250 filings
will be made before the close of busi
ness to-day. This will probably be the
big day here. While a great number
of filings will be made, United States
commissioners at Thief River Falls
and at other points adjacent to the
lands will take a good.many and the
applicants will not be obliged to ap
pear before the office here.
Too Sharp for Police.
Some of the "sboners" who were'
anxious to be first at the desk of Reg
ister Peterson when .the doors
opened to admit the intending settlers
at the United States land office this
morning figured out a Scheme to out
wit the police. The officers twice yes
terday frustrated their plans to form
a line, and the flat went forth that
they would not be allowed to gather
at the door of the office rooms in
the second story of the building until
6 o'clock this morning. '
Several were unable to get rooms
in the hotel building in which Uncle
Sam has his office, or at any place
near at hand, but secured from the
obliging land attorneys-whose offices
are on the same floor the privilege of
sleeping on the floor, in their rooms.
In consequence, rolled in blankets
or sleeping in fur overcoats,
number, sufficient in fact to cover the
floors of the offices, dreamed last
night, of success in their efforts to
secure a farm on the morrow. As
there are six large office suites on the
same floor as the United States land
office many were able in this .manner
to get accommodations at close range,
in fact, directly on the firing line.
Every man had his papers made out
to cover the particular "piece of land
desired. The papers had been exam
ined and re-examined by competent
authorities so that there was no doubt
of their being in proper form. A
flaw would result In delay that might
be fatal to their hopes.
Filings Before Commissioners.
Register Peterson said to-day: "I
do "not look for si- large number of
claimants at once, but the papers will
continue to come for a week from
commissioners all over the northern
part of the state. The clause: requir
ing homesteaders to see the land, be
fore they make entry is responsible
for this. They go to look at the lands
and will file with the nearest commis
Speaking of the land and the busi
ness to be done Receiver George said:
"The lands are not what the intend-
Defective Page
The St. Cloud Jurist Formally Announces That
He Will Be in the Race.
His Announcement, According to His Own Statement, Is Made Only
After He Was Satisfied that Governor Van Sant Would Not Be a
CandidateResignation from Supreme Bench Looked for .
Judge Loren W. Collins is a candi
date for the republican nomination for
The announcement was made to-day
thru his home paper, the St. Cloud
Journal-Press, in the following inter
view which speaks for itself:
"It has been well known for several
years I have aspired to the position of
governor of this state, to which I
came in its territorial days and where
I have lived for nearly fifty years. My
friends say that the time to announce
an open and active candidacy has ar
/"My personal relations *with Gov
ernor Van Sant, and - my conviction
that his honest efforts to prevent
what his legal advisor, the attorney
general, pronounced a violation of our
statutes should be sustained by every
conscientious citizen, have prevented
the taking of any steps by me looking
toward a nomination, while the gov
ernor felt disposed again to become a
"I do not regard the recently pub
lished interview in which he assumed
his position as indicating that he is in
the field, on the contrary I consider it
as an indication of his determination
to keep out and to be considered a
possibility no longer.
"eH is absent from the state, but I
know that many of his friends put the
many instances those who have gone
to see them will not file. The struggle
will come in cases where rival squat
ters are claimants, and there will
likely be many contests later on. We
will experience no trouble in taking
care of the business, and it will ex
tend over a fortnight owing to the
fact that many filings will be made
before commissioners. This will re
lieve our office of much of the work."
Minneapolis.Men First.
The land office was opened prompt
ly at 9 this mor%ning and with the
police to keep order, everything moved
like clockwork. The first man to file
was Peter Johnson of Minneapolis,
who made entry on the southeast
quarter section of 36, 152, 32. John
Carlson of Minneapolis was next, and
filed on the southwest quarter of 36,
followed by Frank Arbe of Chicago,
who filed on the northwest quarter of
the same section.
The work of taking the filings was
rapidly done, thirty-two being handled
in the first hour. At noon the ma
jority of the crowd nad made,, filings
lE^dar-^ie^aSh had somewhat abated.
' The-ciaims-taken-hy the first threjv-,.,
tn^fc&$fri& mile&'*aest: of ffcej La1#
on the?."Ctrmonfoiif riv.er arid twelve
miles west of Kellliher. It is believed
all the filings will be completed by 3
o'clock this afternoon.
First Entries Made by Two Twin City
Speoial to The Journal.
Cass Lake, Minn:, Nov. 10.The
rush for the land thrown on the mar
ket for homestead entry at the Cass
Lake office began in * earnest last
evening. After the close of the office
for the day a line of men to the num
ber of fifty, was quickly formed out
side the door. As the evening passed
the line was augmented in numbers
until at 10 o'clock there were about a
It was then agreed to give out num
bers among the crowd, one being
chosen- to distribute them. This was
done so that the men would not have
to stay in a standing position all
As the night trains came in more
men were added to the crowd and at
daylight this morning the line was
again formed and the men took their
stations according to the numbers.
The first woman to appear. on the
scene was Miss Nellie Boyd, of Lac
Qui Parle county. She is a cripple
and the men generously gave her a
seat at the head of the line.
Peter Johnson of Minneapolis and
John Carlson of St. Paul, headed the
line and were the first to make a
Register Jones has provided police
to see that order is kept and arrange
ments are made to handle the crowd
as expeditiously as possible. It is
learned that most of the land con
sidered as being "fair to gdod" has
been occupied by squatters for several
days. It will be rather slow work
( a large
same construction upon the interview, -
and assert that if he had purposed
becoming a candidate he would have
said so in no uncertain way.
"With this condition presenting it
self, I announce my candidacy and so
licit the support of all republicans who
believe in and propose to stand by the
platform of 1902 on which the party
gained its magnificent and unequaled
"My record is before the people of
the state and I hope to receive their
approval, as I have in the past when,
before them for indorsement."
Will Say Nothing More.
Judge Collins was seen at the Cap
itol to-day and said that the interview
in the Journal-Press was all he cared
to say at this time. While nothing
definite of his future plants it is be
liebed that he will resign from the
supreme bench some time this winter.
Governor Van Sant, being out of the
state, could not be reached by The
Journal to-day. His private sec
retary Judge Robert L. Jamieson, was
seen at the capitol and he was asked
if Judge Collins' assertion about Van
Sant's intentions was correct. Judge
Jamieson said:
"Before giving out his recent state
ment Governor Van Sant had made up
his mind that he would-not be a candi
date for a third term. He has so
stated to me."
handling the entries, as but one per
son will be let in the office at a time.
Not a Filing at Duluth.
Speoial to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn., Nov. 10.So far
from excitement was the opening of
the Red Lake reservation land this
morning that not an entry on the res
ervation account has been made to
day. Probably a few squatters along
the Rainy lake in the Duluth district
have appeared before a commissioner
at Koochiching and filed on lands they
held. One of these squatters has land
containing valuable improvements.
Official Bulletin Announces that He
r- Is Better, Tho Improvement 11
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Specialist Declares the Kaiser Will
Die Within Three Years.
New York Sun Special Service.
St. Louis, Nov. 10.Dr. A. Siebert,
a graduate of Heidelberg, and a spe
cialist in chronic diseases, referring
to the recent surgical operation on the
kaiser, said:
Emperor William will die
wAnnteos.raom or v. a. i^an
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Belrlini -Nov. 10.A bulletin on the
o4i9ltiOrt 3# Eoiperpr: -William, issued
fhi mornlnif" at' the new palace at
Potsdam, says there is a slow improve
ment in the appearance of the left
vocal cord and adds that the emperor
to-day resumed his usual morning
walk in the park.
The bulletin is signed by Doctors
Von Leuthold, Moritz Schmidt and
The emperor walked out twice to
day and. transacted business with the
chief of the naval staff and the chiefs
of his private military and naval
cabinet. The morning bulletin. was
not supplemented by other details.
Importance is no longer attached to
the emperor's wound by the court offi
cials, who consider that public concern
can best be allayed by publishing
nothing e7zcept what is contained in
years. His
physical condition i weak .
This is shown by the presence of the
small brown pigmented granules, which
were imbedded in the diseased tissues of
his majesty's throat. It indicates that
his nature has been making strenuous ef
forts to throw off the besetting disease
and has not been strong enough to do it.
Almost every member of the Hohenzol
lern stock has shown signs of the sam
general conditions.
It is a constitutional weakness which
manifests itself in various ways locally.
It is a significant fact that the present
emperor has arrived at just the age when
his father began to show signs of the
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