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UN'S READINESS
' : TO FI6HT
2 SURPRISES RUSSIA
V fcted Japs Would Sub
N fmit Last (Vlomont.
APPEARS INEVITABLE
f
idpin.ion Prevalent at Le
I ations In Peking.
i.
k ifcased Upon Latest Dispatches
'Vt Sm-Tokio That "Vital Prin
) I " ciple Is at Stake.
' fliiflmjJan. 3. In the variousforelgn
. jr-En's here the opinion is prevalent
r between Japan and Russia is
, Ibk This opinion Is based on the
TK pB?dispatches from Tokio and upon
Knvlction that it is not a question
Itall which separates Russia and
iHJtabut the vital principle whether
' vKpossesEcs the right to a voice In
Slfcttlcment of questions of Russian
ion of J,Iancllurla- R"ssia; has
S?Kng Jenietl tn,s riPnt nnu unless
UyuRpfy shows that she has receded
fSfhirposltion. which Is not expected
" "nt'caso, It probably will provoke
ffgjjrnfrturn fl'Om Japan, whose deter-ton-So
resort to arms in support of
0f Jalq Is' unquestioned.
flTOSSIANS ARE SURPRISED.
hi iMim&BI torn Manchuria represent the
'KjtHcinls there as being surprised
i, readiness to. fight; They. ex7
tf'imi ilie uouI(1 submit at the
" jafjBPf11' sne 1,1 1S95, wnen
!a PsiHpenaered Port Arthur at the bid-
5JjR1he European coalition. The
w pih officials rely for support on the
njpfpowers that aided the Russian"
"Eiment on that occasion. More
itiijjiP'the P.usslans have confidence in
vrsrtpRbl'Uy to win In the event of war.
the Junior oilicers this feeling
.!' '01m ucsl"smff tne enemy.
JtifO REORGANIZE ARMY.
" "K,Yuan Sbai Kni, eornniander-ln-
IllR0' Chinese army and navy,
, 'IfKc-morialized the throne, praying to
Uilflcved of all his minor offices so
IjtfB16' maj" devote all his energies to
" Borganizatjon of the army.
?vE.e tne Government Is determined
ydJamln neutral as long as possible,
'nm recognized the possibilities of be
i.is0Ms involved in the event of war.
TfeJ
- APAN. MEANS BUSINESS.
SID I ,
, .3 Kpondents London Press Discuss
i Trouble in Far :East.
i irf on, Jan, II. "Don't look for a
ILli' llon oC war" srtJ's tnc Dall" Telc-
1V !s Tpklo corrcsjiondcnt. In a dla-
, fwhlch apparently throws conelder-
sllk Jtfht on Uic plans of the Japanese
jre,w 'mciit. Coiitlnulng this corrcspond-
;t4 iVK '
Japaneso arc quiet and deter-
. r 1, anil several days, ago took steps
lALt ctaln of their Korean Intcr
fM .JtUKsIa win not bo allowed to occu
utui Pan ports, and certainly neither
li no nor Masampho. both of these
jmi itwlng: protected against seizure.
tff an means business without walt
or the convenience of others. If
a. fe1f aesrleved. a fortnight will
Irt hto- what oxtnnt she will venture
Surest should begin to center nearer
Wnan Tokio within ten days, but the
I Overtures mny retard the peac.
T tSnUsnt deepltc her bluster, that
j. r'f'11 tali no Immediate action to
V0 Jt Japan frorn doing what she thinks
'l'3 safeguard her interests In
! foregoing probably refers to the
Si tno squadron to Masampho.
.nrll Humlnuras's squadron consists of
urY EraoIf, cruisers Asama. Tpkiwa.
WW t,a' ldl)ztne lmate and Yokunio. all
,u ! speed of Vi to 23 knots.
Dtfjtf pop:rs notified.
!Ild,n5 to tnc Standard's Tokio cor
ititiH ,?fS,'.JaPani aL the end of Dccem--c
& "H". lno Powei-s and the United
, rtrffl I.01 tnc actual position of the nego
. at lno i!an,ie time Intimating that
Cl 2 9ntlnucd occupation of .Manchuria
lllVr compel Japan to take decisive steps
idBfjaprotccUo ot her vital interest
iM?WlLlj KTAIN MANCIIUKIA.
Htl6 ..'nsponflcnt of the Dally M;ill as
SflKn ,a S 'alwupu. or Chinese for
CK,f(Ip has received a dellnlld com-
'" !s k: onJrora Sl Petersburg to the cf
JMP1 Ru!!Ia intends to retain Man-
"mUKA AYILL ASSIST JAPAN.
jr7aKKndar'1 K Tlpn T-ln correspondent
3 pl,1 q,s 11 result of Japan's Inquiries
SKrio.,3 "Hltute In the evenL of war.
.tft.KB.tnd that thp throno 1ms issued
'irrSt i s 10 tn? Chinese troops to as--LPane.se
It Is proposed that a
i jrm' of -lO.OCfl, unuVr JapancKc
!" j W,'ii.W0Uld .'n tl,at case .proceed to the
' Run,; ncninsula.
$2lS-T?ERMANY'S POSITION.
'HiSSHju GraPbic claims to have the
S11?'"!' t0 dcnY that Germany
l,Kl"ta '"to any undersUndlng with
yjJW'. or any other power affecting her
(OaKr. evcnt or a Russo-Japan-
'ffiR? Ia.y. 'a authority for the
-Sn'WthJ i i nt K,n Edward greatly ad-
9x-Mk TthraI).anck.e and ,s "3'ng every ef
JjHP ,ns oirectlon of peace.
lfPntSIA CVETS CIII3-FOO.
cabipVFo0 fpn-rxpondent of tho
as follows. "Under the Im-
V. 1 n
I JAPANESE PEOPLE AWAIT SIGNAL GUN. j
TOKIO; Jan. 3 War with Russia is regarded here as unavoidable, and the press is urging the imme- t
t . diate opening of hostilities. All of the banks are withholding funds and it is believed this is the result of f
i official instructions. The Government has completed and perfected arrangements for the transportation of t
:: troops and supplies and the people calmy await developments. The continued dissemination of optimistic
:: . views from Berlin causes genuine surprise and regret here.
X
M"MH-4-f-H -MH I It I M t I I HI M I H H I H H H H M M tH II I M H I I H M n M M H M M I I M M M t'4Hf
X SERIOUS PANIC !
X OCCURS AT FUNERAL
-f VICTIM CHICAGO FIRE
Chicago. Jan. 3. A serious panic -f
occurred this afternoon at tho fu- -f
neral of Miss Carrlo Sayrcs, ono of -f
the victims of the fire. The scr-
vices were In progress In the South
f Chicago Congregational church, in -f
the suburb of South Chicago, and -f
the building was tilled. A fire broke
out three doors from tho church -f
and tho first intimation of it was -f
conveyed to the people In the
church by a cry of "tire" In the
-f- street. Many rushed for the doors, -f
4- Two policemen stationed In the -f
-f church called out to the people that -f
-f there was no danger and urged -f
them to resume their scats. Their -f
-f- advice was not heeded, however -f
The pallbearers went to the side of
the casket and stood In readiness to -f
-f remove It and the family of the -f
dead girl prepared to Icavo. Sud-
-f denly a cloud of smoko came In
through the open door and the H-
sight and smell maddenod tho peo- 4-
-4- pie. The two officers had barely
-f- tlmo to swing the doors open whon 4-
4- the rush came. This was ali that 4-
saved a severe crush and probable 4-
4 loss of life, as tho crowd plunged 4
4 through the doorwny. AVhen the 4-
4 street was reached and It was seen 4
4 that there was no cause for alarm 4-
4 the greater part of the people re- 4
4 turned to the church and the ser- 4
vices Were flnishod. Nobody was In- 4
jured. 4-
4-444 44 4
RIOTERS SMASH WINDOWS.
Missiles Thrown by Strike Sympa
thizers Wreck Street Cars in
Bloomington, 111.
Bloomlnglon. HI., Jan. 3. Riotous scenea
marked the street car strike today. "Win
dows In bIx cars were smashed by missiles
thrown by strike sympathizers who con
gregated several hundred strong at va
ilous points along the line. J. Knocks and
G. R. Morris wore dragged from their cars
Mid severely 'beaten. Tho Mayor admits
that lu- is not able to cope with the situ
ation and President Demongc of the
Htreet car company announces .that to
morrow he will request the Mayor to ask
for militia.
DUE TO INCENDIARY.
Big Building- in New York Destroyed
' by Flames, Causing Loss of
S125,000.
New York. Jan. 3. The greater part of
the building at tho southwest corner of
Broadway and Ixionard street was de
stroyed by an Incendiary fire tonight. The
llromen found holes newly bored In five
different points in the stairs, cotton waste
soaked In kerosene, klmlllug wood satu
rated with kerosene In the cornors and oil
spilled here ;ind there. Tho damage Is
variously estimated at from J75.CM) to
125,000. No one was hurt and no one ar
rested. The building waB occupied by :t
lorge nurubor of firms.
DIXIE REACHES COLON.
Uncle Sam's Blue Jackets Will Land
From the Cruiser Probably
Today.
i
Colon, Jan. .3. The United States con
certed cruiser Dixlo arrived here today.
I3rlg.-Gen. Elliott of the United States
marine corps has gone to Empire station
on tho Panama railroad anil will Inspect
that and other stations ulonp the railroad
line for the purpose of electing a suitable
camp for the marines of tho Dixie. Tho
marines will probably be landed tomorrow.
. MAY GO TO PANAMA. ,
Porto Rican Soldiers Are Likely
to Ec Ordered to the
Isthmus.
San Juan, P. R., Jan. 3 Gov. Hunt has
received advices from Washington coun
termanding the order to dismount the re
maining mounted Porto Rican troops.
Prom this fact, coupled with tho constant
determination of tho troops, It Is Inferred
that tho Porto Rican regiment wjll soon
be ordered to procvud, to Panama.
I RUSSIA'S ANSWER
TO JAP PROPOSALS
IS NEARLY READY
! Hope for Pacific Solution of
the Trouble.
THIS THE RUSSIAN VIEW
Position of United Stales in
Event of War Figures.
St Petersburg Novoe Vremya Ex
presses ' 111 Will Townrd Uncle
-. Sam. in a Long. Leader.
St. Pelcrsbunn Jan. 3, DiplpfnatTo. ,
circles1 cdnfldentiy expect that the Prus
sian answer to the Japanese proposals
will be handed to the Japanese Foreign
office by Baron dc Rosen, Russian Em
bassador to Japan, within a very few
days, and do not expect grave results
to follow.
HOPE FOR PACIFIC SOLUTION.
In other quarters the conciliatory at
titude of both Governments inspires
belief that the answer will pave the
way to further negotiations if, indeed,
It does not directly lead to a pacific set
tlement of the trouble.
The characteristic note in. the press
today is the doubt. about the attitude
of the United States In the event of a
war between Russia arid Japan.
AMERICAN POWER IN EAST.
The Birshewja Vedomostl elaborates
upon American power in the Pacific
und the proximity of the Philippines
and Formosa and says: "It is no se
cret to any one in Europe that the posi
tion of the United States in the East
Asiatic crisis remains highly problem
atical," Rus, a new Journal, made up of for
mor employees of the Novoe Vremya,
handles the theme in a similar man
ner. ILL-WILL TOWARD U. S.
' The Ncvoe Vremya expresses Ill-will
toward the United States In a long
leader about the alleged Instructions
given American Consuls In Russia to
report on the prospects oT renewed
anti-Semitic disorders, and In a cu
rious editorial opposed the sale of the
Manchurlan railway to the United
States or China, which. It declares, is
advocated in some quarters here.
PRAISE RUSSIAN TROOPS.
Ail the newspapers here today copy
from the organ of the War Ministry a
belated and therefore all the more sig
nificant order of the day published by
Admiral Aloxleff, after the fall moneu- i
vers and parade at Port Arthur, highly i
praising the troops and declaring that
some who had just finished a twelve
days' march had arrived in magnificent
condition.
NO CHINESE ATTACK FEARED.
The Novikrai says that a Chinese at
tack is unlikely and reprints a Chinese
newspaper story that Russia has 2000
Cossacks and 2C00 Mongolian soldiers
at Urga.
' Sang "Load, Kindly Light."
Springfield. Jlf.f Jan. 5. Protef tint
churches of Springfield today hooded tb
request of Mayor Harrison of Cliicnco"
and at tho close of tho services the con
gregations sang " fx-ad, Kindly Light "
Mnny sermons relative to the Chlcaco flro
wore dellwrod.
THIS MORNING'S NEWS.
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY Snow re
tards funerals in Chicago Congress
convenes today after holiday recess. ..
Exteme cold weather In the Eastern
States.... The trial of United Stales Sen
ator Dietrich will ho called In Omaha to
day Chicken bono grafted on a bov's
shin in Cincinnati.... In Chicago C.6SO.00O
hogs wore slaughtered during tho year.
FOREIGN War between Japan and
Russia considered certain in Tokio
Russia surprised at Japan's readiness for
war. ..Russia will Investigate protection
of theaters against lire London and
Paris stock exchanges depressed by war
news -.Senf atlonal hypnotic murder stirs
Paris.
MOUNTAIN AND COAST Manager
RIdgway of the Colorado-Utah Construc
tion company tells of the work done on
the Moffat line during the ear....W. L.
Calvert Is made master mechanic of tho
Denver & Rio Grando shops In Denver....
Pacific Coast Baseball league takes im
portant action at Its meeting In San
Francisco.
STATE Miners' union of Park City se
cures funds to Incorporate for the pur
pose of building a hospital.... Body of
John Backman arrived in Eureka and will
be burled today. .. .The Centennial Eureka
1h closed down because of a break in ma
chinery. CITY Body of an infant found in tho
garbage taken to the city crematory
Held gives another popular concert to a
large audience F, J. Hewlett made tho
Republican caucus nominee for president
of the City Council.... Adcllna PattI and
her conwany arrive in the city for the
concert tpnlght. ...Local traveler gives a
good Idea of Japan on tho ove Of a great
war. . Body of Mrs. Maud Rose Is laid
to rest with becoming ceremonies....
.Seqret spfiKHtes unusually actlvo at the
opening of the new year.
DOWN MOUNTAIN SIDE.
Broken Rail Causes Car to Pitch Over
Embankment, Killing Two Peo
ple, Wounding- Thirty.
Baltimore, Jan., 3. A broken rail caused
tho derailment of a car of an cast-bound
train on the Western Maryland railroad
today near Blue Mountain House station,
east of Hagorstown, Md. Two porsons
were killed and thirty Injured. The ladles'
coach, which was tho last of the. train,
rolled over and over down tho mountain
side, a distance of SO feet, and landed bot
tom upward.
JCatherlno Sener, S years old, daughter
of a Baltimore newspaper man. died In
the arms of the conduotor after being
taken from tho wrecked car. An un
known woman was so wedged In the
wreckage that her dead body Is unrecog
nizable. It Is thought she was Mrs. E. E.
Roy. or Foy, of Philadelphia. Mrs. Soncr,
mother of the dend child, was perhaps fa
tally injured. Her son was also Injured.
Nono of tho other passengers are be
lieved to have sustained serious Injuries.
The train, consisting of five cars and an
engine, was bowling along up the steep
grade at about fifteen mllr-a an hour when
tho accident occurred. All except the la
dles' car passed safely over the broken
rail.
SCHOOL FOR GIRLS BURNS.
One Hundred Pupils Have Narrow
Escape for Tholr Lives, and
Lose All Bolongings.
Louisville, Ky.. Jan. 3. St. Cather
ine's academy, a Catholic school for
girls, located near VSpringflcld, Ky..'
burned to tho ground today. There were
' no fatalities. The Iocs is about 3200,000.
I The fire was discovered by Mi6s May
' Curry, a. cripple, and one of the Sl3tors
ran a mile In her bare feet and clad
only In a night dress to give the alarm.
Between seventy-five and a hundred
girls were in the school when the flro
broke ouU So rapid wn9 the progress of
the flames that the1 pupils barely escaped
with their" lives and clad only ini their
night robes made their way over the ley
and snow-covered fields to tho academy
at SL Rcisftra boy.V 'school, "a mile dis
tant, before fecuring shelter.
All the buildings were destroyed and
the pupils lost all their personal beloug
ings. S,t'. Catherine's was one of the historic
educational institutions of Kentucky
and was founded In 1801.
SNOW RETARDS
FUNERALS IN
GUY OF CHICAGO
Many Families Unable to
Bury Loved Ones.
MEN DIG GRAVES IN NIGHT
Fourteen Burials in Progress
at One Tlmo at Rose Hill.
Fraternal Order Holds Services Over
Five Members of Their Organ
ization at Same Time.
Chicago. Jan. 3. Today was a day of
funerals in. Chicago, and yet many were
unable to bury their dead. The unpre
cedented demand for . hearses and car
riages would have been enough In It
self to task to the very utmost the re
sources of the undertaker, but the
heavy snow that has fallen during the
last two days has increased their dif
llcultles enormously.
CEMETERIES MILES OUT.
All of the cemeteries In Chicago are
miles from the business center and res
idence districts and with good weather
and the streets in passable conditions
It is a matter of several hours to reach
any of them.
Today, when every hearse was In de
mand, it required about twice as long
to reach a cemetery as under normal
conditions. Arrangements were made
by the undertakers to have as many
funerals cs possible held in the early
part of the day, in order to allow, if
possible, the use.pf the hearse for a sec
ond funeral in the afternoon.
HAD TO DEFER BURIAL.
In many Instances families who
waited for tho return of the hearse
were disappointed and were compelled
to defer the burial of their loved ones.
It Is expected that by tomorrow the
streets will be In such a condition as
to permit of the passage of funerals in
almoel tbe ordinary time.
GRAVE-DIGGERS WORK AT
NIGHT.
The cemeteries were compelled to
keep men at work all through the
night digging graves, and In some of
the larger cemeteries they barely man
aged to make them with sufficient
speed. At one time todny fourteen bu
rials were in progress in Rose Hill ccm
etory, all of them victims of Wednes
day's lire. '
SERVICES AT UNDERTAKERS'.
In the rooms of one undertaker a fra
ternal, organization held services over
live members of their order at the
same time. The funeral services over
the remains of Ella and Edith Frcck
elton, sisters, was held in Boulevard
hall. Fully 2000 people were in attend
ance and 500 more stood outside in the
biting wind, until the funeral had de
parted for the cemetery.
QUADRUPLE FUNERAL.
In the honiP of the millionaire man
ufacturer, Ludwlg Wolff, was held the
quadruple funeral of his daughter. Mrs.
William II Garn, and hor three-children.
A crowd of more than one thou
sand people surrounded tho house, and
the police were compelled to open a
passageway for the pall-boarcrs.
IN MORE HUMBLE MANNER,
The funeral conducted lu a humbler
I manner wns held a few squares from the
j Wolff residence at the rarae time. It
I (Continued on Pago 10.)
TfSfiRFY PERSONS HURT IN EXPLOSION
Woodbrldge. N. J., Jan. 3. An exploEon wrecked the hotel and hall of Joseph Galaida, and more or less sc-
rlously Injured thirty personn, al Koasby, four miles from here, today, while the SL John Benevolent society
was celebrating its anniversary by a dance. Thero were about 6C0 in the hnll and ono. of the two exits was
closed by the wreckage. Tho people became panic-stricken and fought to get out, many being trampled on and - X
seriously injured. Galaida was burned about the head and face. His wife was thrown ngalnst the celling and
4. fell unconscious to tho floor. One of Miss Gertrude Eilon'8 eyes was destroyed, her nose broken and her jaw
4 dislocated. She may not recover. Michael Ponger's arm was torn off at the elbow. It Is believed that some ono
with a grievance against Galaida or the society used dynamite. The walls of the building wore blown apart and 4
4. it may collapse. 4.
;l -r i -r
X GLOOMY VIEW OF
X DIPLOMATS OVER
f FAR EAST SITUATION X
Washington, Jan. 3. Cablegrams -f
received Here today from Tokio -f-
-f show the situation in the Far East
to be unchanged and at a late hour
tonight It was declared at the
Japaneso legation that nothing had -V-
-f occurred to dispel the gloomy view -f
4- taken there of the prospects for 4
peace. The fact that Mr. Takahira,
-f the Japaneso Minister, regnrds tho -f
situation as extremely critical docs 4-
-I- not prevent him from hoping that a 4-
f way may yet be found by which the 4-
4- questions between Russia and Ja-
pan may be settled without recourse
4 to arms. The Japanese Government,
4- it Is said, is not anxious for war, 4-
4- and throughout the negotiations 4
4 has endeavored to repress all war -f
4- talk. Japan, it Is added, will await 4-
4- patiently the Russian reply and will 4-
4- not delay after receiving the note 4-
4- In announcing her future course. It 4
4- Is sjild that substantial concessions 4-
4- must bo forthcoming from Russia 4-
4 In Korea that will offset the juris- -
4- diction which Russia claims In 4-
4- Manchuria If war Is to be averted. 4
4- Tho Russian 'Govomment has been 4-
4- urged to reply promptly. 4-
4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-
NO PRIMATE IN U, S,
Vatican Authorities Disclaim That
Any Such Plan Has Been
Contemplated.
Rome, Jan. 3. The report circulated in
the United Slates that a meeting of tho
American hierarchy of tho Catholic
church would bo held In Washington Jan
uary 31st for the purpose of discussing the
project of creating a prlmalo In the
United States probably originated from the
rumor that the popo was considering the
congestion of work at the Vatican, es
pecially of such work as corals under the
direction of the congregation of the prop
aganda, and that he desired to put Into
execution some form of decentralization of
this work. Tho Vatican authorities dis
claim that any such plan has been con
templated. The only chungo which so
far has been Introduced by Popo Plus X
for tho purpose of dealing with the con
gestion of work has consisted In the ap
pointment of extra clorks for the congre
gation of tho propaganda.
WILL USE NICKEL WATCH.
Pope Prefers This Timepiece to Hand
somely Decoi'ated Ono Just Pre
sented Him.
Rome, Jan. 3. Prlnco Frederick of
Schoenburg-Waldenburg has sent a law
yer to tho Vatican to present a petition
to tho pope asking for the annulment of
the marrlago of the Prince with tho Prln
ccrs Alice, daughter of Don Carlo3, pro
tender to the Spanish throne. The
Prlnco's 7otitlon will suy that the Infidel
ity of the Princess has been proven. At
tho same tlmo Prince Frederick sent to
tho pojc :is a New Year's present a gold
watch decorated with brilliants. The popo
has sent his thanks to the Prince but
says that ho will not wear tho watch but
will continue to uso tho nickel one which
ho bought when he was a parish priest.
FLEET NOT RECALLED.
Hussian Volunteer Cruisers Carrying
Munitions of War Sail for
Port Arthur.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 3. The report
that the Russian volunteer licet cruis
ers Kazan und Ekatcrlnoalav, currying
munitions of war and uatrines to the
far East, have been recalled to the
Black sea Is officially denied. Accord
ing to the rumor tho vessels were re
called, as the possibility of their cap
ture was feared. The Ekatcrlnoslav
left Singapore Saturday last for Port
Arthur.
I Eevolt in Uruguay.
Buenos Ayres, Jan. 3. A dispatch from
Montovldco says that a revolution has
broken out In tho deportment of Maldo
nado, and that a stnto of siege has been
proclaimed throughout tho enllro republic
of Uruguay.
Brothor of Senator Dopew Falls Dead.
Detroit, Jan. 3 Lawrence- Dopow,
brother of United States Senator Chnun
coy M. Depow of New York, and one of
tho most prominent citizens of Detroit,
fell dead at his homo hero today of heart
Ukicacc
HEWLETT TO RULE . I
OVER
THE CITY COUNCIL I
Result of Caucus of Repub- H
lican Councilmen.
WON ON SECRET BALL9T I
Will Ba Made President at I
Nocn Today. !B
Black Received Two Votes and Hob- j II
day Two Plans of Democrats Are 7
Nipped in the Bud. '
On the eve of the change of city ad- j H
ministration, when a Democratic j
Mayor and a strongly Republican City H
Council are to jointly take the reins of j H
government, the public Is almoat if not 1 H
quite as much in the dark as ever In IH
regard to the policy which shall govern j H
the actions of the two branches of the i'JH
administration divided against itself. .
A caucus of the Republican members j H
of the Council was held yesterday af- , H
ternoon and It is understood that an ( JH
agreement was reached, but the mem- H
bers positively refused to enlighten the ( H
public or any part of the public as to
what that agreement was. It was
learned from an authentic source that
Frank J. Hewlett was agreed upon for
President of tho Council. One ballot H
was taken on which Hewlett got 5
I votes: Black. 2. and Hobday, 2. All are f
I bound by the caucus. All the Repub- 1 H
j lican Councllmen-elect were present !
J and A. J. Davis was president. j IH
BLASTED DEMOCRATIC HOPES. 'H
Whoever was agreed upon by the Re
publicans for the presidency, therefore,
it it? evident that the hope of the Dem- ll
ocrats that there would be an irrepara- 11
blc split in the Republican majority of jl
the Council has gone glimmering. It is jB
said that Mayor-elect Morris has been
counting upon such a division, which
would enable him to make with one of
the contending factions a combination
that would carry through his appoint- 11
ments and such measures as the Demo
crats might be particularly Interested
in. There wns even a hope that the Re
publican breach would lie so wide that
it might result In Hie naming of a Dem-
ocrat for President of the Council, and M
the man who it was agreed by the
Democrats should have this honor In jjl
such an event Is Councilman E. A. jjH
Hnrtenstein. There has been no caucus iM
of the Democratic members, it is
claimed, but there has been an infor-
mat agreement that Mr. Hartenstein 'H
shall receive their complimentary votes
for the presidency at any rate, and that
he would be elected In the event that
enough disgruntled Republican voles 'H
could be pulled his way. jl
MUST REVISE PLANS. H
But with the Republicans working in
harmony, It is plain that the Democrats jH
will be compelled to revise their plans
The Republican majority will be mas-
ter of the situation. Mayor Morris can jH
make no appointment effective without '11
the confirmation of the Council. On jH
the other hand, all appointments must
originate with the Mayor, but a dead- iH
lock would simply result In the present 'JH
incumbents holding their positions, and
1 the present incumbonts of appointive
positions arc all Republicans.
NEW MAYOR IS SILENT. IH
It is considered likely, however, that
a compromise agreement will be 11
reached between the Democratic Mayor 'H
and the Republican majority of the
Council, but with the Republicans
standing solidly together they wil' bo
enabled to make much better terms
from a Republican standpoint than
could have been done under other clr-
cumi'tances. It was stated that the JH
terms upon which they will be willing IH
to meet the Mayor were not discussed jH
by the Republicans In their caucus yes- nl
terday, the presidency having been the IH
only matter considered. Mayor-elect
Morris, when Informed of the reported jH
action of the caucus, declined to dis- IH
cuss the situation. He stated that no
proposition had been made to him and
that he had no idea what the Repub- 'H
1 leans would demand, and had not con- jH
sldercd what he would be willing to
concede. He said further that he had
decided upon no appointments what- JH
ever. 11
SOME DEMOCRATS SORE. H
On the other hand, It Is claimed that
there are disgruntled Democrats who IH
allege that Republican Councilmen lH
havo made Mr. Morris propositions in 'H
the way of trades which would have 'H
given him much the best of it In' tho
matter of appointments, one of thesf IH
propositions even going so far as to iH
enable him to remove Chief of Police 11
Lynch, and they are inclined to censure 'H
htm for permitting these opportunities .H
to slip by for the unccrtuln gains to be iH
derived from more serious Republican 'H
dissension.
WILL TBA.NSFER AT NO 017. ' H
Change Will Bo Attended With Sim- llB
pie Ceremonies. '11
The transfer of the city udmlnlstra- 'M
lion from the old to the new regime will
take place at noon today. The old City
(Continued on Pago 9.) M

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