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jto. XJSVI. o. 272-12 Pacts. . Salt Lake Pity, Utah, Wednesday MoKNHsrG Jantjaby 13, 1904, Five Cents. H SYNDICATE vsft BUYS BIG RT OF IDAHO CANAL ion Above Idaho Falls SgB Included in Deal. p9ACTI0N A LARGE ONE Slhi f riginally Was Largest ft. In Arid Wast. Bfg'Of tfl0 Balance of th Canal HU Extend It Across the Res FjKrvation to Pocatello. "tJ- TRIBUNE SPECIAL. Bjoot, Ida , Jan. 12. J. H. Brady i.(2Kcjfltello, one of Idaho's most dis- Eh'cd organizers and financiers. ftgK?t concluded one of the biggest hctlons in canal property ever -Bmmated in Idaho, by the sale to LBdlcate ot farmers or all that por 6tKf the Idaho canal lying- above KFaMs, including all water rights ivjjftjmv and Sand creeks, for a con 5Mtion of SI 25,000. arttflvc years prior to lost Fcbru- iBlfs property had been involved in UtetBlon that retarded the settlement 'SJfcjands under it, and finally, last -Jfy, It- was sold by order of the WlQrio the highest bidder, Mr. Brady, resident of the Idaho Canal and niBvement company, belns the for fl&X.buycr, for $100,000. -dJMssysteni, under Mr. Brady's orig 'sWfiKuirchase, was the largest in the iKLarId "West, comprising over 350 feK?' canals and laterals. Under "jjwBBrady's energetic management ii(Bil thousand dollars were expended BfeWing the system last year, with -Mfeull that Its capacity was greatly "hJBfefday's transaction disposed of tjRbput one-fourth of the property, JBilfincc remaining in the hands BfcBrcdy and htn associates. CJBflKkhcir Intention to extend this Mptl system ncross'rthe reserva- Bfc . .Pocatello ,-nd to reclaim rich ftaMMturnl landf which are to be put HMe market under the Dubois bill - 'iMcforo Congress, and which will 3MtyP3s ue passed at this session. giBCHED STOLEN MONEY. JUJBes Robber Leads Officers to jjjftiace Where He Concealed Sack Full of Gold. Xngs, Mont., Jan. 12. At an early itoBthls morning Express Messenger 3 Roberts, who confessed to rob JpacliaE03 containing money be to the Northern Pacific Express rrLWHiy. accompanied by Sheriff Pot Red Hodge, and Detective yrd of the Northern Pacific rail--wlrove to a point in the mountains 0 Rnlles east of Billings for the pur- jMp locating the lemalnder of the ""jPS monc which Roberts claimed inSld Cached for future use. tftMir. a thorough search the money nally located behind, a rock. The -"JgVcontalnlng- nearly $4400 In gold yurned over to the express com- 8fla4Rert3 is subjected to indictments M.four separate counts, as he con---r he opened three other monev wjmg&i before securing the $5000 con 3 ;iMj.nt' His peculations now amount jjggjfiias been bound over to the DIs eiPcurt under bonds of $1500. Rob fcnfessed he took the money to WITH MAi MULLAH 'Edward Sntisfied Over the Re iult of the Engagement in Somalilaud. ', Son, Jan. 12. ir. Arnold-Forater. ry for War, has cabled Mnj. &Berlon, commanding the Sonui ' expeditionary force, King Ed l expression of satisfaction over ult of the engagement in Soma betvcen the British and the ?of the Mullah, which resulted in fcoated 0f the latter, who left 1000 tilled. His Majesty exprewes re iver the losses of officers and u I Gen. Egerlon'.s command. hLcckle. a. Canadian officer, who Wit returned an invalid from So vaa, when interviewed by the As pd Press, said the defeat was the 1 PJfiG-j '.he end of the power of W'jft"Ji7Ufose forces are now scat ffltte paid that the Mullah and Pmw-farces will flee, but that if?' be eventually cornered, t)to a luck ot water ft Ceckfc says he believes that the & himself will escape, and he yiat the occupation of the coun- necessary to maintain order. K Pvestigate Accounts Indians. Tlllm NE SPECIAL. leton, jan, u.Senntor Hebnni 'VoducGtl a bill directing an Ui rfYoJ?110 l,ho "ccountH of the Xez ,nn' w Hi a view to determine &Ll.1 Ui """'ted StJitt-a is fur d 1SC3 "l l,nder UleU' lrettl,CB ONE DAY IN JAIL. Ex-Congressman. Drigge Sentenced to Imprisonment and to Pay. a Pine of $10,000. Xcw York. Jan. 12. Ex-Congressman Edmund II. Drlggs of Brooklyn was today sc-ntencetl to Imprisonment for one day in Raymond street Jail and to a fine of S10.0O). Drlgga was convicted, of accopting money while a Congressman-elect for se curing a Governmont contract for the pur chase of automatic caahicra from the Brandt-Dent company for the Postofflco department There will bo no appeal. Tlio statuto under which Drlggs was convicted, section 17S2 of the revised Htat utej;, holds that any momber of Congress who between the time of his election and the expiration of hl term of offlco ac cepts compensation ror procuring a con ir&ct between the l.'nlted States and a cor poration or private party is guilty of a misdemeanor. Tho maximum penal tv for the crime Is two years in prison and J10.CW fine. j Dilggs's fine was paid Immediately after sentence was pronounced. Mr. Drigga and his attorney saying thut thoy Indorsed the statement by tho court that an honor able man would have no desire to retain moneys secured under such circumstance. Drlgga was not taken to the jail dlrectlv. He docs not lone his citizenship by the conviction, but cannot hold office again in tho Federal Government. Driggs was convicted of having, after bein? elected, but before taking his neat in Congress, secured for the Brandt-Dent company a contract whereby that concern sold to the PoKtofflce department 2rn of Its automatic cashiers. The company received $130 for each machine, and Drlggs's aharo was ?50 for each machine, or $12,000 In all. Drlggs on the stand testified that this $12,5CO was paid him by the Brandt-Detjt company, not only for selling machines to the Postoffice department, but to tho trade generally He snld that he never sold the machines as a member of Con gress, but thought the company employed him because hr was an energetic sales man. The defense set up that Drlggs did not know he was violating any law. Driggs was t.-iken to Jail and the Sheriff decided that the terms of tho sentence would b compiled with by detaining tho prisoner only until midnight. CHRISTIANS TORTURED, Several Horribly Treated by Chinese in the Pao Ting- Dis trict. Peking, Jnn. 13. Missionaries of the American board of foreign' missions complained strongly, recently, to. Unit ed States Minister Conger that their converts in. the district of Pao Tlhg-Fu were being looted by bandits who claimed to be Catholics, and that a reign of terror prevailed in the dis trict. Tho Chinese officials feared to act, and several Christians who' refused to pay blackmail wore tortured. Their legs were broken, and som? died from their Injuries. Minister Conger re quested the Chinese Government to suppress the bandits, but his demand was without apparent result. Secretary Williams, after a week's personal investigation, effected an ar rangement with the officials of the dis trict, who promised to protect the peo ple if Minister Conger would cease to make complaints vhich injured them at the seat of government. Secretary Williams Is not satisfied that the bandits are Catholics. The Catholic biahop disclaims them. MISSION TO THIBET. Chinna Does Not Oppose the British Move, but Rather Approves It. London, Jan. 13. The Timer's corre spondent at Pelcing says -China does not oppose the British mission to Thi bet, but that, on the contrary, site ra ther approves of it as a possible check to Russian intrigues vilth the Dalai Lama, which are likely to be detri mental to China. The Timer's Tokio correspondent pays the news from Korea indicates the existence of political Intrigues against tho Ruiwophile party, but it also indicates that the Korean court la Inclined to reply on Russian aid. The Dally Graphic this morning says thai it learns Germany has notified Great Britain officially of her readiness to appoint commissioners to nogotiatc a commercial treaty with Canada. INHARMONIOUS MEETIN8. Housesmith's Union in Nov York Indulges in a Frec-for-All Fight. New York, Jan. 12. A meeting, at tended by 200 members ot Housesmlths' ' union No. I has been broken up by the police. When a Captain uud eighteen men broke into the hall they found a free fight in progress. One delegate wan about to fell the xe.eretary of the union with a blackjack when the Cap tain seized him. The delegates were ail driven into tio street and prevented from returning to the hall They had assembled to elect officers and one of them said the fight started as a result of a "miaunder j'landing." The unlon is one that was founded as a rival of that once domi nated by Sam Parks. Statue of President Hnrrison. Washington, Jan. 12. At tho beginning of today'u session the Senato adopted a Joint resolution authorising the erection of n statuo to the late President Ecnjamln Harrison near the new postofflco bulldliiff In Indianapolis. The statuo Is to be erected by the Benjamin Ilarrleon Memo rlul association. Sliipbullding Case. New York. Jan. 12. At the ronur.it of cnunst'I for Charles AI. tichwab, the fur ther henrlng In tlio proceeding! for the appointment of a permanent rccolver for the ITnittd State Sliipbullding company was postponed today until next Thursday. SHOOTING AFFRAY AT M0AB MAN INSTANTLY KILLED Sandy Empy, a Bartender, Slain by Marshal. QUARRELED OVER A DRINK Matter Apparently Settled Af ter Officer Was Hurt. Later an Official "Walked Up Behind His Assailant and Shot ' Him Dead. TRIBUNE SPECIAL. Moub, Jan. 12. A. A. Empy, com monly known as Sandy Empy, bar tender for W. A. Calvin, was shot and instantly killed by Joseph Bonny at 1:30 this morning. The row started at about 11 o'clock, when Bohny entered Calvin's and or dered drinks for Jeasc Maxwell, a mi nor. The bartender and Bohny com menced to quarrel, and Empy struck the Marshal on the forehead with a poolball. Bohny left the saloon and returned in a few minutes' with Dep uties H. Day and Bert Newell, and attempted to arrest Empy. Empy refuEed to come out from be hind the bar, stating that he would not be locked up. They quarreled for a few minutes and Bohny told Empy to appear for trial at 10 o'clock today, which Empy agreed to do, and Bohny left the saloon at 1.30 o'clock. Empy and A. Day were walking down the street, about 100 yards from the W. O. W. hall, where a wedding dance was in progress. Thoy were talking about Bohny. and Empy said that he did not have it in for Bohny Ii1 particular, when Bohny oame up behind them and said, "Then what made you hit me with that, poojball?" Empy .turned and laughed at him, vhen Bohny shot him with a .14-cnll-ber six-shooter, tho ball entering the right shoulder and coming out on "the loft side, killing him instantly. An inquest will be hold as soon- as J. N. Corbin, County Attorney, arrives from Castleton. Marshal Bohny was arreBted at his home at 6 o'clock this morning by Sheriff J. C Taylor. Empy was 2C years old and unmarried. He was a member of the W. O- W lodge arid will be burled with their honors. Bohny came here from Emery county five years ago. He was married three months ago to a daughter of Mons Peterson, a well-known fruitmnn. Bohny has been Marshal only about two months, the third since Moab was Incorporated a year ago. No state ment can be had, as the Sheriff will not allow his prisoner to be Inter viewed. , TREATY WITH COLOMBIA. Full Text of Resolution Upon the . Subject Introduced in Senate by Mr. Bacon. Washington. Jnn. 12. Following Is the full .text of the resolution intro duced In the Senate today by Mr. Ba con: "Resolved by the Senate. Tlmt the President be" respectfully informed that the Senate favors and advises the ne gotiations, with a view to Its ratifica tion, of a treaty with the republic of Colombia, to the end that there m'ny be peacefully and satisfactorily deter mined and adjusted all differences be twoen the United States and the re public of Colombia growing out of the recent revolution in Panama and tho consequent secession of. Panama from Colombia, and the alleged aid and as sistance by the land and naval powers of the United States in the successful accomplishment ot said revolution and eeces'slon, through the alleged forcible prevention by said land or naval forces of the assertion and maintenance by 'Colombia of her sovereignty and au thority in Panama; and tlfat full and complete compensation may be made by the United States to the republic of Panama for tho loss of her sovereignty and property rights in Panama, so far as the same may be shown to be due to any act of the United Slates through the land or naval forces of the rame. "Resolved, further, That the Presi dent be respectfully Informod that if It should prove to be Impracticable for the United Stales anil the republic of Panaina to agree through n convention upon the question of the xaid alleged responsibility on the part of the United Slates, or upon the question of the amount of compensation to be made when such responsibility hall be es tablished, the Senate In that case fa vor and advjsea the negotiations, with I a view to Is ratification of a treaty with the republic of Colombia submit ting to tho permanent court of arbitra tion at The Hague, or to some other tribunal to be agreed upon, for lrnpar tiol nrbilrament and peaceful determi nation, all questions between the Unit ed States and the republic of Colombia growing- out of the matters herein recited." Patents for UtaluiB. ITRIBITNE SPECIAL. Washington, Jim. T1ioh patents were Isnued, today: Utah Edgar Dela mutcr, Oirden. olip. Wyoming Edward C. Bas.iford and IJ Dawaou, Sheridan, lUtlnif plough. 4- I HANNA IS AGAIN ELECTED SENATOR X FROM STATE OF OHIO X 4- Columbus. O., Jnn. 12, The Ohio f Legislature by separate ballot of -f -f the llotife and Senate today voted to rotum Marcus A. Hnnna to the 4- United States Senate for a ."ccond -f term. The result will bo formally announced nt a Joint session at 4- 4- noon tomorrow, a Joint ballot being 4- 4- unnecessary by reason of Senator 4- 4- Ilanna. having a majority in each 4- 4- branch. 4- 4- Senator I lamia's re-election is In 4- 4- striking contrast to bin election six 4- 4- years ago. when, after a most ex- 4- 4- citing political contest, ho secured 4- 4- only tho requlslto number of votes -f 4- to elect, fevenly-tbTjCe, on Joint bal- 4- 4- lot, tho Senato on lis separate bal- 4- 4- Jot having glvon a majority of ono 4- 4- voto to Robert L. .McKbson of 4- 4- Cleveland. 4- 4- Today Senator llamja was re- 4- 4- elected by the largest majority 4- 4- ever given to a candldato for United 4- 4- Slates Sonalor from Ohio. The 4- 4- House cast sixty-six voles for Mr. 4- 4- IJanna, two Republican members 4- 4- being absent, and twenty-one votes 4- 4- for John II, Clarke of Cleveland, 4- 4- tho Democratic candidates, one 4- 4- Democratic member being absent. 4- 4- The Seriate cast twenty-nine votes 4- 4- for Mr. Hnnna and four for Mr. 4- 4 Clarke. 4- 4- 4- THIS MORNING'S NEWS. ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. Warm debate on tho Panama canal question In the United States Sepate Democratic National convention goes to St Louis on July Cth... Statue to he erected to Benja min Hnrrison In Indianapolis Elevator man makes three trips in a burning build ing, saving many lives in New York ... Un derstood in Washington that President Iloosevelt will not reappoint Woolley ns- saycr at Bolae Pree-tor-all light In the Housesmlths' union in New York Glvon out In Washington that no troops will bo sent to Panama.. ..Senator Smont meets Cardinal Gibbons in Washington.. ..Bank cashier commits suicide In Slgenor, la.. . Klrst pro-Smoot petition filed In tho Sen ate. .. .Settlement of the Gould-Cassatt row Is lrokcd for soon Now York brok ers nnxlcus over the war outlook In the far East Senator Hanpa re-elected In Columbus, almost unanimously. MOUNTAIN AND COAST Syndicate buys big cannl property In Idaho:.. Coast lecord broken in tho races at Oakland Stockmen are heartily welcomed at' Port land Two mincra are hurt In an explo sion of dynamite nt Boise.... Iown farmer kills, hlmtielt and wife In Los Angeles Four men deported by the military from Victor. Colo. STATE. Sandy Empy, n bartender, Phot and Instantly killed by Marshal ' Joseph Bohnny In Moab. CITY Where the Republican members of the City Council stand with rognrd '.o tho distribution of offlccn... .Theater man agers nc titled by the police to keep nlsles open... Fifteen boys nrrested for coast ing Into danger . .Mrs, Mnrcroffs denth leaves threo helpless orphans on the world Enjoyable recital at tho First Congregational church J. M. Shockley Is In terror of death.. .Sporting men planning a great benefit for the Gleaeon and Brighton families.... Street car men make a move for better police protection In tho residence districts... Work of a local Shorlock Holmes.... Directors chosen for tho local national banks ...P.eport of the work of tho police department for the year County Commls'nloners working for the Incorporation of Bingham as a city Ofllclals watching for a Tooele, county trapper who has n fcheme for getting double bounty on animal pelts North Jordan canal people will co-operate with Uncle Sam on the Utah lake reser voir proposition Man sues the Southern Paclllc Coal company for W0,GO:) damages. ....L. D. S. basketball team will Invade Colorado.. .Real estate transfers, $5101.... Bank clearings, MI3.SS1. WOULD DESTROY RAILROAD. Japanese Military Engineers Said to Be Distributed Along1 Line of the Trans-Sibarlan Railwny. Liverpool, Jan. 12. An interesting statement in connection with the strategic value of tho Trans-Siberian railway was made today by Fulford Bush, a member of a British mercan tile firm nt New Chwnng. Addressing the Liverpool chamber of commerce. Mr. Bush, after covering the question of the light construction of the railway and tlio probability of the line being blocked If subjected' to heavy military tratllc, said that his own ob servations, coupled with 200 Japanese military engineers, disguised an Chinese coolies, barbers and other menials, had already been.'dlstrlbuted at points along Iho railroad and that it would not be a fortnight after the declaration of war before the line would be blown up at a dozen places. The chamber of commerce adopted a, resolution urging the Foreign office, in view of the great commercial Interests Involved, to take active steps In con nection with Japan and other powers, to secure the fulfillment of the treaty obligations of China. IN FIGHTING TRIM. Whole Russian 2?leot Now Assembled at Port Arthur Is Ready for Battle. Port- Arthur. Jan. 12. It Is reported here that owing to threatening ncivs re ceived from ICorea the commanding of 11 ccr of tho Sevo.nth Rueslan hrlgado lias gono to the. Ynlu river to select temporary camps and effedt a concentration of troops. Owing to the apprehensions of a daring dash or. the part of the Japanese at Port Arthur, the authorities here have taken extraordinary precautions In and abo'it the town and along tho whole llr.e of the Manchuriau railroad. Rumors wero circulated some time ago tlmt tho Japanese Intend to take advan tage ot tho festivities Incident to the Rus sian Christmas and Bin-priso tlio warships: here.. Consequently a vlgllanL watch was kept night and day. Tlio whole Russian Ileet is now In flghtlne trlo TERROR OF DEATH GRIPS J. M. SHOCKLEY Would Like to Escape With Life Imprisonment. FEARS THE PEOPLE'S WRATH Spent a Term In Jail In Butte for Stealing. Prothero Holped to Pay the Bills Murderer Says If He Breaks Dowa It Will Be Due to Cignrettes. Notwithstanding his confession, Jack Shockley, the murderer of Carmen Gleason and Brighton, does not wnnt to make a blood atonement for his crime. He freely admits to the offi cers that he Is afraid to die and would welcome a life term In the penitentiary as the alternative. "But If I have to be hung or shot and I collapse," he said, "it will not be from lnck of nerve. It will be on ac count of my heart, which is affected by cigarette smoking." NOT READY TO PLEAD. When asked when he would be ready for arraignment, Shockley said that he would like to wait two or three days, until public feeling cooled down a lit tle. There is some question as to whether he will plead guilty to murder In the first degree. After making his confession he asked as to the penalty for murder In this State, and was told that murder in the first degree vns punishable either by shooting, hanging or life Imprisonment, and murder in the second degree by from twenty years In the penitentiary to life Imprison ment. Murder committed during the attempted commission of anolhor crime, he was told, is murder in the first de cree. IN JAIL IN BUTTE. Shockley admits that he was In jail in Butte under the name of "Jack Wil liams." He was arrested for grand larceny, but the charge was reduced to petit larceny and lie escaped with a thirty-day sentence. He says he pur chaned the famous white liat just be fore he loft Butte. EACH PAID FOR MEALS. When he left Idaho Falls with Pro thero each had a few dollars. Some times one would pay for meals and lodging and sometimes the other. On the road Prothero met an acquaintance, who gave them a night's lodging and a dollur apiece, so it appears that Pro thero was not under such great obli gations as waa at first supposed. HOW TIME IS PASSED. Shockley had no visitors at tlio peni tentiary yesterday. He pasad Ills time reading in ills cell and talking to the guard who paces the corridor in front ot his cell. From 3. to I o'clock he was given exercise, walking backward and forward in the priaon-ynrd. He eats quite heartily of the prison fare, and said that ho had had the best nlsht's sloep since his arrest. NO CHARM IN WORK. Aversion to hard work Is. Shockley confesses, the falling which directed his mind toward crime. Now and then he would start out with the intention of securing honest employment and stay ing with it, but at the first rebuff his good resolution would vanish and he would fall back into his old ways. HE FAILED TO THINK. From his inquiry as to the penalty for murder in Utah it is apparent that Shockley wns not inliuenced In his crime by the probable consequences. It ia possible thnt he wus encouraged to resumo his robberies by his Immunity from detection last summer, but It seems certain that he did not give a thought to the penalty for murder when he found himself looking Into Conductor Brighton's gun last Wednesday night. NO ARGUMENT FOR EITHER. It will be difficult for cither the friends or opponents of capital punish ment to derive an argument from the Inst two murders committed in Salt Lake. Shockley did not consider the matter and Rose, the Avlfe murderer, seems perfectly Indifferent to the form of punishment. Some might point out that there have been three homicides In Salt Lake county since the execu tion of MortciiBcn. and' only one for the same period preceding the execution, but an Investigation of each separate case proves, if It proves anything, that the manner of punishment has little effect In the prevention of crime. POLICE PROTECTION WANTED Street Car lien Working for the Pub lic Safety. A petition to the Mayor and Clly Coun cil, praying for police protection at tho ends of the various car lines, la to be ex tensively circulated by a committee of slroel car men. The committee appointed at a general meeting held In the car barn Monday night consists of Gcorgo Phillips, W. F. Smith. Jninos Lamont, J. R, Wit beck. J. M. Lyon and II. Mowroy. The petition reads a-H follows: "Tho undersigned citizens of Salt Lake City respectfully request that police pro U'Oilon bo provided for tho residence por tion of tho city, and especially near tho terminals of tho street car lines, for the following reasons: "Such protection is necessary for both those who work and travel on tho street car. for all who aro on the streets nt night, as well as for our cIUzohb goner- (Contlnucd on. Pnsre 10,1 COLOMBIA SHOWS FIGHT. Determined, It Appears to Send an Army to Attack the Panam lans. Colon. Jan. 12. United States naval authorities here appear to be convinced, from the tenor of the reports which are continually brought In, that Colombia is determined to send an army to at tack Panama. The Panama authorities yesterday re ceived oillclal confirmation of the fact that the Colombian troops at Tltu'matl number at least 4000 men, under the command or Gens. Ortiz, Urlbe Urlbe, Bustamcnte and Novo. Those troops arc well armed and supplied with ammunition and have four guns, three steam launches and a largo supply of cattle. The district Is an unproductive ono, and the provisions and other sup plies which the troops possess have been brought to them from other places. The Government learned these facta from a reliable informant at Titumntl, who contrives to eend news of events from that distance to .Colon by means of signals and trustworthy messengers. News has also been received that the Indian chief, Inanaquina, returned yes terday to Cnrtagona to interview the Colombian ofllcers regarding a re quest made by them for 300 Indian cayuoces (nrnall boats) to be used by the army at Tltumati in crossing rivers. Col. Vlllamll, who is now stationed at Rio Mancllnga, at the mouth of the San Bias Bay, In command of 100 Panamlan soldiers, in a report sent in yesterday said he had no need of more troops. The Colonel and he had already sent out seouts as far as Conception to the east and Culebra to the west, who have confirmed tho be lief that the mountain trails arc so difficult that It would be an easy mat ter for the Colonel's command to stop an army attempting to pass over them. A ecoutinjj party of United States marines has just left Colon on the steamer Herald for Nombre de DIos, from which place they will send a small boat to Mandlkjn with the object of undertaking a Journey to the Dnrien district, toward Tlburon. This expedi tion Is likely to be absent for two or three weeks, and on lis return the naval authorities will have the fullest infor mation obtainable regarding trnlls, etc. It is expected that all the warships will leave Colon tomorrow for the pur pose of making a demonstration along the San Bias coast. The vessels will land an attacking force the moment in formation reaches them that Colombian troops have crossed Into Panama ter ritory. There are no signs of a Colombian army in the vicinity of Panama terri tory on the Pacific The outlook Is ap parently war-like. MACHEN TRIAL ON. Six Witnesses Examined and Testi mony With Exception of Chief Clerk Was Without Feature. Washington. Jan. 12. The trial of August W. Machcn, the Groff brothers and Dr. and Mrs. George E. Lorens for complicity in the alleged postal frauds began in earnest today. At the out set the Government scored two points, when Justice Prltchard refused to make a rule requiring the District At torney to select the specific count of tho Indictment under which the de fendants will be tried, and also when he permitted certain people to remain in court after witnesses had been re quested to retire. Six witnesses wer; examined, all ot them In the employ of the Postoffice department. Except in the case of Witness Howley, chief clerk of the of fice of the First Assistant Postmaster General, the testimony wns devoid of any feature. Mr. Hpwley, who had not concluded his testimony when court adjourned for the day, was rigidly cross-examined by Mr. Kumlcr of counsel for the Lo renco. He admitted that frequently It happened that Machen's Initials and signature were placed on letters, or ders and requisitions by his subordi nates, and that this practice had re sulted in an order to all divisions pro hibiting their delegating this authority to others. 1 WAR HIGHLY IMPROBABLE. The German FoTeign Office So Re gards tho Outlook in the Far East Berlin, Jan. 12. The German Foreign office holds to the opinion that war In the far east Is still highly Improbable. Beyond this- the official statements do not go. Unofficial opinion, especially that of the newspapers, regards the statements telegraphed from the far East of extreme tension as part of a great diplomatic game designed to make Russia believe that more concessions must be made or Japan will attack. The German newspapers have no special correspondents In the far East, and rely for news either on outside agencies or on oillclal sources here. Since the official sources consistently aver that war is wholly out of the ques tion, not a single newspaper in Ger main', so far as the correspondent has Keen, regards war as likely. The German Foreign office Is well informed, especially from the Russian side, and It may be inferred that the positive official optimism here is derived from knowledge that Russia will not permit war to break out. Bill to Increase Pension. TRTBUNE SPECIAL. Washington, Jan. 12. Senator ICearns lodav Introduced a bill to increase the pension of William II. Hendrlckson to $S0 ii mouth. Gov. Bushnell Near Death. Columbus, O.,' Jan. 12. Ex-Gov. Bush nell suffered n. second stroke or apoplexy Juot before 10 o'clock Oils morning. It s still on and the result Is uncertain. PANAMA CANAL I CAUSE 6F H HEATED DEBATE. I Senate Devotes Five Hours H to Discuss Question, DISCUSSION WAS ANIMATED H Tho Beclaratlon Is Practically Agreod Uptn. " IH In tho House tho Legislative, Execu- tivo and Judicial Approprio- VM tion Bill Was Discussed, i wk Washington, Jan. 12. For over flv hours today the Senate dobatcd the Panama question, and It was still under consideration when the Senate adjourned. The discussion arose over a resolution looking to the arbitration of Colombia's claims on acoount ot J the Panama revolution. It waa In- fM troduced early in the day by Mr. Ba- jJ con and was met promtply by a mo tlon on the part of Mr. Lodge to table This motion aroused the feeling of Senators on the Democratic side, who construed the motion as intended to cut ofT debate, and who said they would debate the Panama question on some other resolution if not on this. Finally Mr. Lodge consented to withhold his motion, and discussion proceeded throughout the day, with the under standing that It should be renewed again tomorrow. REPUBLICAN SIDE. Republican Senators In their speeches referred to the resolution as a confes sion of wrong on the part of the Unit ed States, and cxpreed the opinion that any agitation of the question nt this time would give undue encourage- jl ment to the people of Colombia, and misrepresent the attitude of this coun- jH Mr. Bacon disavowed any such in tcntlon, and said that he accoptcd the resolution as an accomplished fact. AGREE ON DECLARATION. A ready response to this pronounce ment came from Mr. Hale, and dur lng the course of the debate he and Mr. Bacon practically agreed on a declaration which Mr. Hale intimated IH that he would offer tomorrow In tlio Senate. Other Republican Senators Indicated an unwillingness to accept any mca sure looking to an interference with . executive negotiations, while the Dcm- jH ocratic Senators also intimated objec- J tlons on other grounds. IH The speakers of the day wero Sena tors Bacon. Spooner. Teller, Carmack, ' Lodge, Aldrlch, Piatt (Conn.), Halo, Foraker and'Cullom. HOUSE HAS BUST DAT. The House for more than flvo hours !H considered the legislative, execute e. and judicial appropriation bill, but reached no conclusions on It. A va rlety of topics, including Panama and jH the tariff, were discussed. During the course of the debate Mr. IH Adams (Rep., Penn.) in referring to the dinner recently given In New Torkl city at which Mr. Olncy spoke, made reference to the result of the recent IH New Tork municipal contests as a vie- ' jH tory won by catering to those who dc- IH sired free licenses In rum and lm- jH morality. This statement was resented by Mr fM Fitzgerald (Dem. N. T.) In a vigorous AGAINST THE COMMISSION. jH When the Item in the bill providing- for the expenses of the Civil Service jH Commission was reached Mr. Hepburn 'H (Rep. Ia.) took occasion to express his opposition to the civil service sys- ! tern as it now exists, and expressed iH a desire to amend tho bill by striking IH out tlio paragraph providing- for the jH existence of the commission. Discus- JH sion of the civil service waa landing jH when the House adjourned. HAB TERRIBLE VOYAGE. Setamcr Centonninl Arrives nt Sxn, JH Francisco After Passing Through VM Three Fearful Stonruj. H San FranclPco, Jan. 12. Tho steamer Centennial has arrived from Seattle. twenty-four hours late, with some of, the pilot-house and the bulwarks on the port side carried away. The Cen tonnial was in tho terrible southeaster' storm which overwhelmed the steamer Clallam in the San Junn d Fuca straits jnst Friday, and shipped many huge ' jH waves; but she butted through the roaring sens, not emerging from the southeaster' until Destruction Islands iM were abeam. flH Out of the southeaster' the steamer H almost Immediately ran Into a west- ,H ciiy gale that kept her company as JH far as the Columbia river. CcskUIou IH of this tremendous storm was scarcely IH noted before another screeching south- H caster' pounced upon the Centennial H and threatened to tear hor to pieces. H For sixteen hours this last and most lH terrible of the utorms continued, and ! all the passengers were kept below. flH At the height of the storm a wave IH mounted to the pilot-house and went H clear through it, carrying: stout boards IB and glass away, und endangering the IH man at the wheel. Water forced Its IH way Into many of tho rooms. As a fare- IH well touch the galloping breakers tor Jl away a portion of tho bulwarks ns H the H