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ol. XJjVI. No. 289-10 Pag-es. Salt :Lake"City, Utah, Saturday Mothstng-, jAmjARY 30. 1904, Five Cents. !
III Russia's reply be a
i messageof peace?
m States Minister at Tokio Cables That Japan
MLooks for Answer Tomorrow, and British Em
jllbassador to Russian Court Says It Means Peace.
mngton, Jan. 23 The State dc-
it has received a cablegram
iTlted States Senator Griscom at
feted today. In -which lie says it
ted from St. Petersburg that the
Jansu'er to the last Japanese
(Irbe delivered tomorrow. There
tfmatlon as to the nature of the
tpt the message,
isoclatcd Press has the authori
se British Embassador at St.
Ifrg for the announcement that
il'an reply, v.hlch It is expected
delivered tomorrow, is satisfac
igh no further details are ob
Jlt is assumed. If the Informa
the Embassador is correct, that
tias made certain concessions,
it Great Britain will . prevail
pan to accept them as satisfac-
Ifcatemcnt of the British Embas
lient from St. Petersburg- to the
Jl'lcgatlon In Tokio, where Mr.
jSjEheard of it and cabled the
:;fthe State department, the ca
wTarrivlng overnight.
f Admiral Reviews Asiatic
itcrsburg, Jan. -J. An Admiral
Influential in the councils of the
jjjsvas interviewed today by the
ed Press, and said
"Tho enormous Iohs which the com
merce of Japan is sustaining as a result of
the mobilization of steamships for trans
port servieo probably accounts for the Im
patience th Japanese are displaying over
the delay In the Russian reply, but this
leply will foresee other than a peaceful
settlement, although it is difficult to feel
certain in this respect because of the er
ratic course of the Japanese Government
during the latter stages of the negotia
tions. "Japan has Increased her demands
while tho negotiations were still In pro
gr ss. by Insisting upon treaty recogni
tion nf Chinese sovereignty In Manchuria.
Russia has declared her Intention not to
annex Manchuria, therefore why comply
with a demand that Is tantamount to a
humiliating reiteration of a former vol
untary declaration.
"It Ms undeniable that the altitude of
Ji pan Is causing Irritation In St. Peters
burg, and thai a feeling of impatience Is
glowing throughout Manchuria. It Is
hard to account for Japan's persistent
apgresal cness, but this must bo nt
1 tr'.butable to the Incendiary Influence of
the Japanese press, which Is acting un
der foreign inspiration. The Jnpancso
Government must know It stands no
chance-of defeating Russia, while Japan
bus much lo lose If Russia Is forced back
against tho wall
".'Should Japan proceed to hostilities
her ilrst object probably would be the cut
ting of the Siberian railroad, for which
purpose she would land troops in Korea.
She could not. however, land more than
lCd.COO min, and Russia has an equal num
ber of niMi m Manchuria to meet this at
tnck which. I think, would be quickly
repulsed. I do not believe In a naval war;
the Russian warships would make It lm
pcisible for the Japanese Jo endanger
Pori Arthur Bui Jet me repeat, war is
m. Bubb Receives Official Notice to the Effect That.
IHe Is to Be Prepared to Sail With the Twelfth
tfw Regiment About March Jst.
tafter many rumors, definite
:ion has been given Col. J. "V.
bmmandlng the- Twelfth regi
iat, his troops are to return to
ipplnes about March 1st, The
lotlflcation reads as follows:
fare In preparation for the
jfreglment to proceed to the
fies about March 1st." The
Jvas received yesterday and
tho information the command
jjabout the change,
patch to The Tribune from
ftbn said that the Twelfth
illove the Twenty-ninth, leav
Ifalted States as soon as prep
mould be made.
tetjked if he was glad to go, Col.
ETcVd and said it didn't make
E Nee whether he wanted to or
pfnCl to. He said that ho pre- 1
Rf W in the Stales lo Island
by A that he looked forward
fcu.eejable pleasure to his return
pmdpplncs. and the re-uniting-tt'jjient,
which is very much
PfQ"fthe regiment numbers 700
I officers, some of whom are
P r absence and some on dc
ir?Ice. At Fort Douglas there
JalTina,1'es of Infantry and a
jjm?1 ' artillery. Two companies
are at Fori Duchesne; four are at Fort
Bliss, Ida.; one is at Fort Apache,
Ariz., and one Is at "Whipple barracks,
near Prescott, Ariz. They have not
been together since they came home
from their island service In the spring
of 1902, and the men and officers are
glad of tho prospect of mobilization.
Some will not go with tho regiment,
cither because they are not fit for the
work in the hot climate of the Philip
pines or because their term of enlist
ment would expire within six months.
The latter will be assigned lo some
other regiment if they do not care to
A recent examination of the regiment
was made by the surgeon, and about
twenty men In the barracks here were
pronounced unlit for island service.
There will be as many more from the
other companies In all probability. j
The command will probably sail from
San Francisco in an army transport.
The voyage tak,es about a month, and
after the seasick period passes off is
pleasant. The fare is very good, and
the men have various ways of amu
ing themselves, and they stop at Hono
lulu. They wear the khaki uniform in
place of the heavier blue
The Twelfth has been in Fort Doug
las nearlj two years, arriving on May
10, 1002, and the officers and men have
made many friends. Several of the of
ficers have married Salt Lake women,
and many social ties will be broken by
their departure.
00,000 FOR DRILL
I Rto; Joi 1 I.lout.-Gon. .Chaf
I Blt'f ,f st-.if h,s made a report to
Wary of War. which will be trans
Jj Congress, urging an appropria
ble B.OGO.WO for tho purchase of four
J, jground, ono In each of the four
of tho United Slates, for mlll
Ip'ouvero. tiffce says that experience shows
not possible to rent suitable
jlhQ proposes to tako tho ninety-
fifth meildln and rross it by the twentv
ninth parallel, purchasing tho maneuver's
tract within each of the four quarters
formed. lie says the situation Indicates
a desirable location In the Conowago vol
ley in Pennsylvania; also a section in tho
vicinity of "West Point. Ky and the sec
tion known as the J. 11. Henry ranch In
California. No point has been looked for
In the Northwest section. Only an ap
proximate cBtlmato of tho price of the land
Is given. The tracts desired must he from
seven to eight miles long and from three
to four miles wide.
M?2n :1- W. T. Coolldge. who
jwrtotl to pt. bten drowned in
Igjjjjclsco bny last fall and who
.pftrned as dead by some of his
vjjMhaH been found alive nt Sher
pjjfc0. This discovery eaveo ben
jPders and Insurance companies
Xjgjf amount for which he was in-
'fflP l Coolldge are accused of
W.scoiiect the insurance, knowing
j-as alive, and they may be
"i. Coolldge Is believed not to
K" ""Plicated in any such at-fK-
vaB arrested, but as he told
iaworward story was released
He said lis K .-I myed from his
wife, who was li injj In Denver, and
went to the CcaM. where ho caused the
report to be circulated that he had been
From San Francisco he traveled over
the greater part of tho country, but al
ways under an assumed name. He had,
lie said, no Intention of defrauding any
one, but had intended to start In life
anew. For years Coolldge taught in the
country schools about Denver and was
prominent In the order of Modern' Wood
men. At the time his death was reported his
wife had Instituted divorce proceedings,
and the suspicions of the Insurance
, companies were aroused,
4- Louisville. Ky Jan. 2). By his t
will, made public today, CapU -f
-f Daniel G. Pan-, who died recently, -f
agd 79 years, leaves immediately
5J(O.C'0 In personalty, and after tho -f
-f death of his last grandchild M30.000
In really,- or his entire estate, lo-
ward tho establishment and main-
f tcnance of "Parr's. Rest." a rcfugo -f
for old and Jntlrni womon. Capt.
4- Parr rof rained from making a will -f
4- until a short time ago, when, after 4-
4- seeing an aged woman poorly clad 4-
4- and sick,' he remarked: 4-
4- "A rofuge which would make un- 4-
necessary such suffering as that 4-
4- woman's would be worth half a
4- hundred Carnegie libraries."
Rival Chiness Tongs in San
Francisco Unlimbzr
Their Guns.
San Francisco, Jan. 2t The first -guns
in another Tong war were, fired tonight
in Chinatown. Three highbinders of the
Yan Vow Tone blazed away. at a. lone
member of the , Hop Sing Tong. He ic
turned tho fire. "When tho smoke of bat
tle had cleared away and the losses were
numbered It was found that one high
hinder, How You, had been shot In the
leg, and that Thomas Spollman, a white
watchnan, had received a similar wound.
The shooting was tho direct result of
long smoldering trouble between vhe Yop
Sings and the Yang Wows, two of the
most powerful of the highbinder organi
zations In Chinatown.
Explosion and Blaze in a
Skyscraper -Followed by
a Panic.
Chicago, Jan. 20. Notwithstanding-recent
experiences with smoko and flames, ten
ants of Masonic Temple, a .twonty-story
structure, failed to, scare , today when a
flro broko o'ut In the Cosmopolitan 'build
ing adjoining. The occupants of the Cos
mopolitan made a hasty oxlt. On tho
upper stories of the Cosmopolitan a nurii
ber of women became hysterical and,
blinded by the smoke, made efforts to
spring from the windows. Cooler heads
prevented this and the women were car
ried down the llre-cscapes.
Ono girl was perhaps fatally .burned.
Chemicals aho was mixing on the sixth
lloor exploded and caused the fire. Tho
woman. In a dvlng condition, was carried
down a flre-sscapo by C. M". Randolph,
secretary and treasurer of tho Cosmopoli
tan Light company. Several other per
sons were burned, but not seriously.
Edward Stokes, wno aeslsted in the ros
cuo of Miss Verba, wan probably fatally
burned. Of the forty-five people on the
floor where the fire started, twcnty-flvo
were girls and women.
Wholesale Arrests of
Prominent Men in
Oregon Growing Out
of the Alleged Land
Warrants Based Upon Infor
mation Furnished by Spe
cial Inspectors Charges Are
a Sequel to the Recent
Trial of Receiver Thompson
of La Grande for Attempted
Pendleton, Or., Jan. 29. United States
District Attorney John H. Hall of Port
land, with Deputy United States Mar
shal Proebstcl, placed under arrest
eleven citizens of Pendleton today who
were witnesses in the prosecution trial
of Receiver Asa B. Thompson of La
Grande, Or., who was acquitted at Port
land recently on a charge of attempting
to defraud the United States Govern
ment of public lands.
Warrants were served on Charles
Cunningham, sheep king of' Umatilla
county, and the proEecuting witness
against Thompson; County Judge G. A.
Hartman, who affixed his seal to the
oaths for final proofs; Joe II. Parkcs, no
tary public who filled out papers; Asa
Rayburn. Dallas O'Hara, Glen H. Sail
ing, jjneny Jones. liarK onacKeuoru,
Kate Jdmes, John Doe and Richard Roe,
all charged with making false afllda
vlts In the final proofs for homestead
entries before Judge Hartman, and Lee
Moorhouse, dork for the Supreme court
of the United States. The men were all
arrested. Cunningham, Hartman and
Parlces were placed under $2000 bonds
and the othem on ?500.
The Information was filed by Special
Land Inspector A. R. Green. Judge
Hartman Is charged with taking and
certifying to testimony which he- knew
lo bo false. Joseph Parkes is chargrcd
with making- out the papers when he
knew the subject matter was unknown
to tho persons executing them. Cun
ningham is charged with Inducing
others to nter upon homesteads and
gain title to them for the purpose of
transferring the title. in the land to him.
Rayburn, O'Harra, Sailing, Jones,
Shackelford, James and others are
charged with filing and proving upon
homesteads they had never seen, doing
so with Cunningham's money.
Judge Hartman is the official before
whom the majority of ' the final proofs
were made and he is charged with con
splriry with Cunningham. The men
who are- charged with making the
fraudulent entries the the witnesses
who appeared against Asa B. Thomp
son at the December term of the Fed
eral court in Portland when Thompson,
as receiver of the La Grande land of
fice, was charged with soliciting bribes
from Asa Rayburn, Dallas O'Hara and
Glen Sailing in return for putting their
final proofs through the land ofilce.
They claimed that Thompson asked $50
for each quarter section. At the trial
they impeached their own testimony
and the arrests made today is the outcome.
4- Berlin, Jan. 23. Seven girls be- 4-
4- longing lo a. cooking school at 4-
4r Dam s tad t arc dead and six others 4-
4- are dying from poisoning which re-
4- suited from partaking of a dish of -j-
4- canned beans and meat, and a medl- 4-
4- cal Inquiry into the occurrenco is be- 4-
4- Ing mude. Up lo tho present timo
4- the Investigation has failed -lo de- 4-
4- flnc the exact nature of tho poison 4-
4- which brought about such fatal re- 4-
4- suits, although it Is now thought -f
4- that allantoxicum or sausage poison 4-
4- was the cause. -f
STOLE $20,000.
Brooklyn Lawyer Pleads Guil
ty to Having Violated
His Trust.
New York, Jan. 20. Albert M. Frag
ner, a well-known Brooklyn lawyer,
pleaded guilty today to an indictment
charging- grand larceny in the first de
gree in having taken bonds valued at
$20,000, which were held in trust for
Emila and Edith Kalner, minor chil
dren of the late Otto Kalner. an im
porter. After complaint had been en
tered Fragner married an older sister
of the Kainer children, and a' settle
ment out of court was sought, but pre
vented by the District Attorney and
Judge Aspinwall, who refused to permit
the compromise of any claim affecting
the rights of minor children.
Situation in German South
west Africa Growing
More Critical.
Berlin, Jan. 23. The commander of the
Gorman cunboat Hablcht, lying at Swak
pomund, German Southwest Africa, cables
that he has received news from Lieut.
Zuclow, in coaiinand of tho German forces
at Okahandja, that tho Kaffirs have ef
fected a junction with the Hereros who
are besieging that post. As Okahandja
was already hard pressed, the announce
ment has caused concern at the Colonial
office here.
The following dispatch from Lieut Zuc
low, sent by messenger via Karablb, was
received here today:
"Okahandja, Jan. 20, Am holding Oka
handja. Occupied It January lGth. with 200
men, after heavy fighting. Am waiting for
guns from the Hablcht. Ask for a di
vision of artillery. Weak relief corps with
machino pun . from "Windhoek repulsed
12th and 13th. Loss reported of eight re
serves. "In order to establish connections with
tho rear and brlnjr forward military trans
ports, wo attempted today, with sixty
men, to reach Karablb bv rail."
A later dispatch, dated January 22nd.
"Yesterday afternoon, noar Kawatucra
sane, between Waldau and Okaslz, there
wa.s a sharp fight. A division oC about
. seventy men 6trong, sont forward by rail,
lost four dead and three slightly wounded.
"Tho enemy lost twenty to twenty-fivo
High Chief of the "Holy Ghost and Us" Movement at Durham,
Me,, to Be Tried Under Indictment for
Auburn, Me., Jan. 29. The trial of the
Rev. Frank TV. Sandford; identified for
many years with thcShlloh and the
"Holy Ghost and Us" movement at
Durham, Me., and a self-announced
Elijah 11; which will take plac in a
few days', ie attracting widespread at
tention and promises to, draw a larger
crowd from surrounding sections than '
any circus that ever visited this locali
ty. Interest in the cpsc. Is intense, and
the community is about equally divided
by pro and antl-Sandforditea.
The churge against Sanford Is man
slaughter a recent sravdrJury holding
him responsible for the death of Lcan
der Bartlett, 14 years old, an inmate of
Shiloli, aa this magnificent home and
sanitarium of Sandford Is styled.
Fhe other specific indictments
against Sandford wero returned by the
grand jury, all for cruelty to children
They are: "
Cruelty to John Sandford, C years 616.
Cruelty to Leander Uartlett.
Cruelty to the two-year-old child o'
John Swart.
Mr. Sandford has worked along the
general lines of John Alexander Dowio
and others. He has proclaimed power
to heal, power to cast out devils and
power to save. He has at ShlloVi an
I enormous institution covering acres of
ground and at times filled with stu
! dents.
Ufliqne and Brilliant Celebration by Pilgrims' Society H
on Both Sides of Atlantic-Diplomatists, Nobles, i H
Clergymen and Others Exchange Greetings. H
London, Jan. 29. AVhlle the 'American
branch or the Pilgrims' society was giving
Its dinner tonlKht at Dclmonico's In New
York in honor of Sir Henry Mortimer
Durand. British Ambassador to the
United States, the. English branch of the
society celebrated tho occurrence with a
supper at tho Carlton hotel.
Shortly boforo tho Delmonlco banquet
commenced some seventy members of the
rilgrlms' socIety here sat down at a num
ber of small tables, which wero all looped
up with telegraph wires strung on minia
ture poles and decorated with foliage.
Among those present wero Joseph H.
Choate, tho American Ambassador: the
Earl of Halsbury. Lord High Chancellor;
Sir Edward L. Durand, brother of Sir
Henry; Sir Thomas Llpton, Lord Dcer
liurst and Lord de Fairfax. Sir Alfred
Lewis Jones, John Hennlkcr Hcaton, Sec
retary Carter of ihc United Slates Em
bassy, Archdeacon Sinclair and Alexander
Several well-known Pilgrims, Including
Lord Roberts and Admiral Lord Charles
Btrosford, who uro both ill, sent regrets.
The unique feature of tho evening- con
sisted In tho installation by a trans
Atlantic cai.le company of cable instru
ments In one end of the supper-room. By
means of this arrangement frequent mes
sages wero exchanged between Dclmon
ico's in New York and the Carlton hotel
here, so that the English Pilgrims felt
almost as much In touch Willi the Now
Ycrk celebration as If they had been ac
tually present. Two old grandfather's
clocks, one showing' English and the
other American time, enabled Mr. Choato,
the Earl of Halsbury and the others to
keep an eye on the progress of the ban
quet at New York.
Tho usual cable company's clock with
red hands showing American time was
placed between the two old grandfather's
decks and- noticeably marked tho pro
gress, of tho age. Strands of the Atlantic
cable laced upon tho table enabled tho
quests to realize the means by which tho
instantaneous and intimate Interchange
was possible In spite of tho difficulties of
dlslanco and tho difference In time. Tho
pamerof Sir Henry Mortimer Durand. when
pronounced was given a hearty cheer.
New York. Jan. 29. Interchanges of
cable messages of good wlil with the Eng
lish Pilgrims at supper at the Carlton
hotel, London, formed a striking feature
of the banquet given at Dclmonico's to
night by the Pilgrims of the United
States in honor of Sir Henry Mortimer
Durand. the British Embassador, Bishop
Potter presided. There was with him at
the guests' tablo Sir Honry B. Armstrong,
t Capt. Y. H Brownson, Tr. S. N.. Janio
Beck of Pennsylvania. Gen Alfred E.
Bates, Thomas Barclay of Paris and Lon- IH
don, former Attorney-General Griggs, IH
Circuit Justlco Gcoruo Gray. Morris K. IH
Jessup, Col. A L. Mills, Itov. D. Parker
Morgan, formnr Attorney-General Ma- IH
Vcagh, Rear-Admiral Frederick Rogers,
Sir Percy Sanderson, Rev. Ernest N.
Stlres, President "Woodrow "Wilson of IH
Princeton university. Maj.-Gcn. Joseph
"Wheeler and Lleut.-Gen. S. B. M. Younjr
The banqueting hall was decorated with
a Rreat profusion of Intertwined British
and American Hags. Just before the din
ncr began tho following cable was sent bv
Sccrotary "Wilson to "Walter Neef of
London; 1
"Hello, there Whenever you arc ready
we are. Hoopla1" H
Bl3hop Potter Bent this to Lord Roberts:
""Wo reciprocate your good wishes ami IH
return hearty greetings. God speed tho
good work of the Pilgrims and all efforts
to bring the Anglo-Saxon races together IH
"We hopo you will pay us the promised
Cables were sent to the United State?
seeretsu-y by tho British secretary of tho IH
Pilgrims; from Embassador Durand lo IH
Embassador Joseph II. Choate: from Em
bassador Durand lo Lord Roberts; from
Admiral Rodgcrs to Admiral Boresford, IH
and front Maj.-Gcn. Henry C. Corbin In IH
LIcuU-Gen. Sir "William Nicholson, ex- IH
tending good wishes. Senator Ch:uinc.- IH
M. Dcpew cabled to Archdeacon Sinclair.
pledging tho United States for peace and
friendship. Morris K. Jessup sent 1 M
slmflar cable to Lord Brasscy, as did Gen. fl
Joseph Wheeler to Earl Roberts.
From London came a message to Bishop IH
Potter from Lord Roberts, extending the IH
hearty friendship of the English Pll- IH
grlms. Embassador Choato sent cordial
greetings to Embassador Durand and best
wishes for the success, of the Amerlc-in IH
Pilgrims. JM
A cablo In a similar strain was sent by IH
Earl Roberts to the British Embassador. IH
Tito Military Pilgrims, represented by JH
Lleut.-Gen. Sir "William Nicholson, sent a IH
message of greeting to Maj.-Gcn. Corbin.
as did Admiral Bcrcsford to Admiral JH
Jtodsors. H
Lord Brassey cabled tho good wishes H
and compliments of the English Pilgrims H
lo Morris K. Jessup. Senator D,'cpew ie- H
ccJvcd a cablo from Dr. Sinclair extend- ; H
ing greetings. The Lord Chancellor of
Great Britain sent a messago extending
"hearty greetings and good wishes on H
occasions when science is aiding the prrca: ; jH
mission of the Anglo-Saxon raco toward
peaco and civilization." Col. l-Iutchlnso.i
chairman of the British Pilgrims, sent I 1
cordial greetings to Bishop Fottor. IH
Bishop Potter read a message of regret I , IH
from President Roosevelt and a compll- 1 IH
mentary cable from Sir Thomas Llpton, ! IH
and introduced as the ilrst speaker Sir jH
Henry Mortimer Durand.
Don War Paint and Feathers, and Attempt a Midnight
Surprise on the Officers of the United States
Gunboat Bancroft. rH
Colon, Jan. 0. T'.ie United States gun
boat Bancroft arrived here today from
tho San Bias coast, Sho reports tho atti
tude of the San Bias Indians at Caledonia
bay to be not only unfriendly but decided
ly aggressive.
Last Tuesday two men from one of the
Bancroft's boala insisted upon purchasing
a few cocoanuts from tho Indiana, and
paid moro than full valuo for them.
Toward 11 o'clock that night, when It
was darlc twenty canoes wero seen ap
proaching the Bancroft. Tho gunboat
turned her searchlights on the canoes, and
It was revealed that each boat carried as
manv Indians as could crowd In. probably
in all.
All tho men wero armed with bows and
Chicago, Jan. 29. Gn. Henry Strong
of this city is racing across the conti
nent from California in the hope that he
can reach Chicago In time to see hla
wife alive. Mrs. Strong was strioken
with paralysis and. her physicians regard
her death probable within a few days.
Gen. Strong left Santa Barbara yes
terday afternoon on a special train,
which he chartered as soon, as he re
ceived the telegram telling him of Mrs.
Strong's Illness.
"While Gen. Henry Strong was hurrying,
from California to reach the bedside of
his wife, who was suffering from a stroke
of paralvsls, Mrs. StronG died. Gen.
, arrows, guns of quaint and old patterns IH
and other weapons and their faces wero 1 IH
besmeared with paint. Thcro Is no doubt , IH
that their intentions were hostile. They r
hoped to reach and surprise tho ship. r
Tho commander of tho Bancroft ordered a
the gunboat cleared for action, and hnr i M
guns were loaded and trimmed ready for i IH
use. A quick-tiring Colt gun was placed 9 lH
near tho gangway, and orders wero given D
to tho gunners of this piece to keep a H
ceaseless firo all around tho canoes. n 1
As soon as tho Indians heard this rain j H
of bullous they Immediately began re- fl
titrating toward tho shore. Tho gunners u
wero given express orders not to lire at (j IH
the Indians, so tho bullets cut the air and B IH
churned up the water all around them. j
No shots were fired at tho Bancroft, I "H
which at once sailed for Colon to bring In if
the report of the occurrence. 1
1 Strong- was In Santa Barbara, Cal., when
his wife was stricken, and at once started I j H
on a special train for Chicago. Mrs. Ill 1
Strong died lato tonight. I H iH
Lincoln, Neb,, Jan. 2D. AV. J. Bryan Is
, hastening home from the East In order, 9 IH
that he may sec his sister. Miss Fannie, 9
Bryan, who Is very ill. It is expected 1 IH
that he will arrive here tomorrow, n jH
Miss Bryan lias tubercular peritonitis
and an operation may have to be per- j IH
formed to save her life, although she is 9
now too weak to undergo such an or- 8
deal. 1
"Wa'dimgton. Jan. 29. "Tho Philippines
for tho Filipinos." will be the keynote of
tho policy of Secretary Taft toward tho
Far Eastern archipelago. In almost tho
last speech he made boforo leaving tho
Philippines for homo ha reiterated this
keynoto which he first sounded when he
was inaugurated Governor of tho Philip
pines. This speech has been published by
the Insular Government in an official 1
! IH
form, and has just reached tho "War do- IH
partment. In it Gov. Taft declared that
this doctrino does not exclude tho crtcour- .,
agement of American ontcrprlso or tho
American invostment of capital In the. I
Philippines, for tho roason that nothing,
not even education or a frco form of gov- 1
ommont. "can mako for tho ele-vatlon and
civilization of tho Filipino people moro
than tho Investment of American capital .
in tho material development o Ihcao lal-i I ,

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