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morning home circulation, tad.
prints- all. the news of the worM
each diyv in addition to many
exclusive features.
Fair to-day. To-morrow in
creasing cloudiness.
NO. 1962.
YJt- "y"
"Pnblic Funds Are Public
Trusts," Says Rev. John
Van Schaick, Jr.
Honey Can Be Spent to Better Ad
vantage, Declares Minister in
forceful 'Sermon.
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Declaring that SWVfCOof the yearly ap
propriation for the District can be spent
' to better advantage. Rev. John Van
Schaick, Jr., pastor-of thi Church of Our
Father (Universalis!), fn a forceful ser
xnoa yesterday morning, attacked the
proposition to finance .the erection of new
buildings for Emergency and Columbia
hospitals when there are already sufficient
medical Institutions because "public funds
are public trust. and public trusts ought
to be administered-by public officials."
Speaking on the subject, "The need of
commun'ty self-rep.rJ.Dr. Van Schaick
pointed out the pork-narrell methods of
District people In, obtaining funds for
various projects and tneDumlllatlon civic
committees must endure wi.n appealing
to Congress "because no motives. It seems,
are unsuspected." "
For twelve ears I have deeply -re-
eentea toe attltuae oc many uongressmei
toward the District. I have felt 'hu
miliated and ashamed many times, when
my duty took me to committee rooms to
urge legislation." said Dr. Van Schaick.
"No reputation It iemedwas above seri
ous question there. And yet I have lived
here Ions enough to seo the other side. I
hare come to reallz- the genuine Interest
of the average Congressman In the Dis
trict and to understand why suspicion
and distrust have so often filled their
People? Too Selfish.
"The fact Is that we as a people have
been selfish The fact Is we have often
taken the attitude of beggars. I do not
mean all of the District. But I do mean
that selfish men hae gone to Congress
3 ear after year and urged selfish schemes,
and mistaken men have gone there year
after J ear and urged foolish schemes and
the rest of us have kept still.
Whether w e have suffrage or not. Con
gress Is compelled to hear us. And what
Congress ought to hear raoro frequently
la the oIce of the unselfish, broad
minded citizen, and not simply the voice
it the trader The citizen stays at home
too often The man with somesclierne s
r.lwsys on the Job Nevertheless It Is
true that those of us who are untram
melled are not on the Job
We must not permit unquestioned the
common notion here that he who op
poses projects, honest and commendable
n themselves, but inexpedient and un
wise. Is false to the District.
Continued on raise 8 Column
London, Feb IS 'The national catas
trophe, ' as many term the threatened
coal strike drew one day nearer to-day
without an) attempt being made as yet
to prevent more then a million miners
from walking out on March 1 There Is
no Indication ti.-day that any effort at
mediation will be made and the event
which fair Edward Grey has described
as The g-eat catastrophe In our his
tory. Is regarded as Inevitable.
More than S00.000 miners have already
handed In their notices and ZM 000 more
will follow suit to-morrow The miners
resent the Idea of Interference on the part
of the government.
Indianapolis, Feb. 18. That the prose
cution of the flftv-four men Indicted in
the dynamite conspiracy will be based
principally on the confession of Ortle
McManlgal, supported by the stenog
raphic records of a telephone dicto
graph, which was connected with the
office of President Ryan, of the Interna
tlonal Association of Bridge and Struc
tural Iron Workers, w&s the statement
made to-day bj District Attorney
Charles w Miller
'McManlgal s confession has been cor
roborated In every detail," said the dis
trict attorney, -"and the dictograph
worked steadily and satisfactorily, for
three nronths, Beginning uctooer 1. We
have a great abundance of notes taken
by the apparatus, and. In addition, there
are about 40,000 letters and telegrams
taken from the headquarters of the as
oclatlon "
The arrest to-day of J W. Irwin In
Peoria leaves but two of the fifty-four
men indicted yet to be placed In cus
tody. These two are Patrick Ryan, for
merly a labor business agent In Chicago,
and John J McCray, formerly an iron
worker at Wheeling, W. Va.
Structural Ironworkers' Secretary
Arrested in Chicago.
Chicago. Feb. IS. John W. Irwin, for
mer recording secretary of the Peoria,
III, local Structural Iron Workers, ayid
one of the most widely sought labor men
indicted by the Indianapolis Federal
grand Jury In the dynamite plots, was
arrested this afternoon by the United
Etates authorities. Irwin waa taken to
the Federal building and was arraigned
before United "States Commissioner Mark
A. Foote, who released him on a bond
of 13,000. The preliminary hearing was
continued until Wednesday morning by
request of Attorney Patrick H. O'Don
nell The capture of Irwin Is considered one
of the most Important of those made
by the government in the bomb cases.
Although he waa not one of the higher
officials, the authorities. It is said, claim
to have exceptionally strong evidence
against him. His whereabouts has been
unknown for more than a year.
Only 49 Honra to Havana
Atlantic Coast Line. N. V. i. Florida
Special " AH ' east coast" points reached
All-steel electric-lighted Pullmans. Supe
rior roadway. IU9 New York are. aw. I
Newport, R. X-.Feb. 18. Newport
now dubbed "The holy city, because
Gov. Pothler has ended celling liquor
out of hours and on Sundays, closing
houses of 111 repute and se-calkd fur
nlsbed room houses over the heads of
Mayor Boyle and Chief Crowley, through
Sheriff Anthony. Not a drink waa sold
to-day. When a sailor from the the
training station was found drunk on the
streets, her Informed the police he had
been drinking alcohol at the station. Jfo
one ordered the saloons closed, hut pro
prietors knew civic leaguers and other
bodies were watching them, so they took
New York, Feb. IS. The Right Hon. the
Karl or Lectrim arrived to-oay on the
Cunsxd steamship Carmaata. It aa been
said the English nobleman was coming
to tnis -country to search for his brother,
the Hon. Frank Clements, heir to the
earldom and a seat in the House of
The disappearance of Mr. Clements Is
one of the mysteries of the British no
bility. He made his exit In 1SOT. Hs U
the last of his line, and the title will
lapse with his nonappearance In the event
of Lord Lectrim'a death.
"I am not here to find my brother.
said the earL "I do not know whr he
has gone or where he is. I am here on
business, that is all."
The earl refused to say exactly what
he would do while here.
Lawrence, Mass. Feb. It Pearl lie
GUI, the jouthful Joan of Arc of the
American Federation of Labor, has
thrown down the gauntlet to John Go!
den and his associates In that organiza
tion and has Joined the Industrial Work
era, of the "World.
Miss McGlIl. who Is a mere girl. Is the
youngest labor agitator and active So
cialist In the history of American In
dustrial disputes.
She has been in New England for the
past month soliciting funds for the Pearl
Button Workers' Union, of Muscatine
Iowa, whojjhave been on a strike for
nearly a year. She has raised S1X0OO
and addressedV2S unions.
At the outsetXbf the mill strike In this
city she took anvinterest In the cause.
Organizer Flood, "ofe the federation, in
Chicago, wired her last week that he
bad heard she was making speeches
from the same platform with William D.
Haywood, of the Industrial Workers'
Union, and charging that the latter or
ganization was inimical to the federation.
oraerea ner to Keep away ironrtiAw-
rence. The young woman's answer was
her resignation, which was sent post-
nastd to Chicago.
San Francisco, Feb. IS. Tom Gunn. the
only Chinese aviator In the world, Far-
num T. Fish, the youngest aviator;
Blanche Stuart Scott, the most daring
woman aviator, and Lincoln Beach ey.
the "rag-time flyer," were the stars at to-
day'a International aviation meet at Oak
The flying to-day was held under per
fect weather conditions and no accidents
marred the events. More than 21,000 per
sons witnessed the flights.
Many daring dips and darts were per
formed over the heads of the people All
the rules of the Aero Club of America
In this regard were violated and if any
thing had gone wrong with the machines
dozens would nave been Injured.
An aerial baseba.l game was played
between Beachey and two members of
the Oakland team. A ball thrown by
Beachey from a height of E00 feet was
caught United States mall was carried
from the grounds by aeroplane and wire
less messages were sent from an aero
plane to the receiving station on the
grounds No records were broken.
New Tork, Feb. IS. Hundreds of per
sons In Mount! Vernon went to bed to
night almost In a state of siege because
a supposedly mad dog was at large. Dur
ing the day the dog had nipped at least
five persons, including a five-year-old
girl, had wounded several doga with his
fangs and led a remarkable, hunt while
the churches were pouring their con
gregations into the streets. The dog,
a tramp cur, first appeared, as the con
gregation was leaving the First Presby
terian cnurcn on ooutn mxtn avenue
shortly after noon, and dashed Into the
midst of the throng on the sidewalk. At
Fifth avenue and First street, the dog
tore the leg of five-year-old Ada Patter'
son and then ran toward Lieut. Michael
Sllversteln and Policeman Herman Mat
tes, who had been attracted by the cries
of "msd dog!
Running In the middle of the street the
mongrel turned Into South Fourth ave
nue, the principal street of the city.
this time it was followed by a crowd of
at least five hundred persons. Silver
stein and Mattes had commandeered an
automobile and stood on the running
Doara wim intr pisiois arawn as tne
ear followed the dog, but afraid to shoot
on account of the throngs In the street.
The dog Is still at large.
behind the times
New Tork, Feb 18. "For the American
women I have the greatest admiration.
I think that physically, morally and
mentally they can set an example to all
their sisters in Europe. No; I have no
intention whatsoever of marrjlng any
one. But the men!" .
Count Apponyl. of Hungary, a cousin
of the famous statesman and peace apos
tle of the same name, who is maldnr hi
first visit to America, was giving his- im
pressions of this country to-day in an
interview at the Rltz Hotel.
"Vnti Vnnw." he went on. !,. C
men. behind an exclamation point. "5n.
etdered socially one finds this country ax)
years behind. No standards have b6n
established It Is a curious phenomena,
because the American woman is un tn
date in every way. The trouble lies with
the American man. Wben at night ha
comes norao irom nis omce ne. is too tired
to educate his sods) .side. He either falls
asleep at the opera, or he seeks liquid
solace at his club for his exhausted
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Gives Bond in Home of Mystery
Conspiracy Case Police Say Ac
complice Has Confessed.
New lork. Feb. IS. Frank J. Gardner,
former State senator from Brooklyn,
pleaded not guilty when arraigned to-day
on the charge of conspiring to defraud
Samuel E. Haslett, the aged recluse oc
cupant of Brooklyn's "House of Mys
tery," and was released In $3,000 bond.
He left the court In company with bis
wife, who waa well known to the stage
as May Terba and who stayed close ot
her husband all during his trial a year
ago on a charge of bribery In connection
with the anti-race track legislation,
charge of which he was acquitted
After a night In a cell. Gardner was
sanguine as to the outcome of his new
predicament. "I am sure this will come
out all right," he said. "I have abso
utely nothing to fear. There will be
plenty of sensational exposures made be
fore tnls case Is through, and let me
assure you that I will not be the victim.
I am not worrying "
George Decker, who went to the house
to nurse Haslett when he became 111
several days ago, and who la also under
arrest, was said by Magistrate Kempner
to-day to have made a full confession of
his part In the conspiracy.
"I decided to examine Decker right
there at Mr. Haslett's bedside," said
Magistrate Kempner to-day, describing
the scene In the house. "He said that the
aged man bad asked him to send for
Gardner last Monday, saving that he
wanted to give Gardner the power of at
torney In place of Mr. Lord. Decker went
on to say that Gardner came Monday
night and again on each of the following
nights up to and including Friday night,
February 16. He said that Gardner fixed
up the papers and drew two wills, and
that Mr. Haslett signed them. I repeated
Decker's story to Mr. Haslett and he said
that he did not know anything about It.
On the way back to my office Decker
told the two policemen that be was will
ing to make a clean breast ot his part
of the affair. He said that lie was re
sponsible for bringing Mr. Gardner to
the bouse. Decker said he was to re
ceive $3,000 under the first will and that
he was to become residuary legatee un
der the second will."
Lt. Bloom Will Receive
Fair Play,
War Department Not to
Procedure Unless
T7ni. the case deelops extraordinary
features, the "War Department will take
no hand Jn the reported court-martial of
Lieut Joseph A, Bloom at Fort D. A.
Russell. Wyo. on charge of having en
gaged in fisticuffs with a noncommis
sioned officer. Authorities at tne war
Department yesterday stated thoy had re
ceived no noUce of the affair and. as was
usual In such caseC-wouM leave the en
tire matter In the bands of the division
commander. Tula course, lt was explain
ed, was undevlatlnc. and would be held
to all the mora rfsldly because young
Bloom waa the center of a. national con
troversy. .. ,
"It U Imnosslble.' said one official, "to
maintain the morals ot the armyTT affairs
of this kind are investigated upon the
slightest charge. If the young officer
faces court-martial there Is no- reason to
nnioiu tii trHatment. at the hands of
the commander of the garrison j will not
be eminently fair," , ' 1 I
This atUluis U euppooea ar-ecs prom.
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Price of Teleg-ram Saying They
-Bore Note from President
Was Only Cost.
J.'ew York; Feb. 18. The price
telegram, saying they bore a letter from
President Taft, enabled an American
couple to witness the durbar In Delhi.
What Is more, a special train was pro
vided, the edict of court dress waa
waived, and a tent was provided, to
gether with seats for the grand review.
How It came about that chance and
unofficial envoys of the United States
government "participated In this event
was revealed to-day upon the return
from a world tour of Mr. and Mrs.
Jonathan Bryan, of Richmond, Va.
The secret of It all was a personal let
ter from President Taft. It was a kind
Iyt unofficial document, but It was ac
cepted seriously by the Indian, govern
ment. "We arrived In Calcutta and found the
place crowded." said Mrs. Bryan as she
disembarked from the Carmanla to-day.
"There seemed to be no hope of our,
seeing the durbar We had the letter
from President Taft, and my husband
decided to let the secrejary of the dur
bar know of It He sent a telegram to
the edurbar authorities, and the reply
came that a special car would be ready
for us at once
"Others with money unlimited and
great Influence waited. On our arrival
In Delhi messengers brought us Immense
Invitations engraved In gold They stat
ed that court dress was essential, but
we did not have them. Still We went to
the durbar." There was an enormous
concourse of seats. In the midst of It
waa the carpet of gold and purple The
King-Emperor and the Queen-Empress
were the central figures. We sat one
hundred feet away. The wonderful pro
cession went by. The Emperor spoke.
There were bands and regiments and na
tives and elephants. The price of one
telegram had given us all that wonder
ful experience."
Two Cornell Stndents Drowned
Ithaca. N. T, Feb. 18. Berry A Con
verse, twenty years old. ot Buffalo, and
Charles W. Gatman, twenty-two Jears
old. of Richfield Springs. N. T. were
drowned this afternoon on Cayuga Lake
while skating. They were Cornell stu
dents of the civil engineering class of
The bodies bavo not been round.
Says Official
Interfere with Military
nent Jews who previously came to the
support ot young Bloom when lt de
veloped that CoL Garrard had discrimi
nated against him Leeauseof race preju
dice. They, state that all facts of the
affair should be known before any at
tempt Is made to aid the young- man,
A. Llsner, proprietor of the Palais
Royal, referred to the affair as "a -most
interesting development, but one that
must not be commented on- at this early
date." This Mew was likewise taken hy
Julius I. Peyser, grand vice, president of
the B'nal Brith.
Simon Wolf, who was mainly responsi
ble for the agitation in favor of the
young officer which Jed to the rebuke)
administered to Col. Garrard by Presi
dent TafU expressed his surprise at the
new charge -when aeen in New Tork
yesterday. .Mr. Wolf stated that he had
received a number of letters from Lieut.
Eloora since the latter received tils com
mission and went id Fort .Russell, and
In ait of these, missives he described hlm
rtlf as happy and "being treated royal
Missives Sent Talet Brandt by Mem
ber of Schiif Household Will
Play Important Part -
New Tors, Feb. i Pending the' tje
clslon of Supreme ConrC Justice Gerard
on the application for & writ of habeas
corpus on behalf of Folke Engel Brandt,
the former valet to Mortimer L. Schlff.
who was sentenced to thirty years' Im
prisonment on an Inconsequential charge
ot burglary, the fight of the authorities
to obtain the release of Brandt and pun
ish his persecutors on a charge ot con
spiracy centered to-day around four let
ters which are said to be held by How
ard S. Gans or his client, Mr. Schlff.
The letters' were written to Brandt and
found In his room after hi arrest. They
were illegally seized and secreted. It is
understood, because they were written
by a member of the Schlff household and
contained statements which would show
why the powerful Schlff Influences
should be used to put Brandt in prison
for life. District Attorney Whitman de
clared to-day that he would obtain the
letters even If he had to fight the matter
out In court on a writ of replevin.
Those Interests which are fighting for
Brandt were confident to-day that the
young valet will win his application from
Justice Gerard, and they are laying their
plans accordingly Should Justice Ger
ard decide In the prisoner's favor, the
Investigation which Judge Hand has
been appointed to conduct by Gov. Dlx
will probably be nullified, and the retrial
of Brandt will begin at once. In the
meantime, the district attorney Is con'
eernlng himself chiefly with the prosecu
tion of those persons who sent Brandt
to Jail, and the indictment of two promi
nent figures In the case Is predicted for
this week.
In Toils at Liverpool on American
Wife's Complaint.
Vienna, Reb. IS. Au Austrian woman
living in New York, who thought she was
the Baroness Lartenfels. has discovered
that she Is plain Frnu Bars and has set
the, police on Uie trail ot her recreant
husband. The Austrian police have found
Bars In Liverpool, where he awaits ex
tradition, and have also arrested his law
yer. Kollman, vho Is said to be an ex
pert swindler. Both are charged with
swindling Bars wife out of large sums
of money.
Bars met his wife In America and In
troduced himself as the Baron Essen von
Bartenfels, owning a castlo and Urge
estates In Hungary. He said his -state
was Involved In litigation and showed
letters from Kollman. together with
photographs of the castle and the estate.
Being convinced that he was a bona
fide baron his wife handed him large
sums of money for tho purpose of getting
his property and conUnued the process
until all her money was gone, then her
husband disappeared. On Inquiry the
lady, found that her husband's title was
bogus. "
Jury of Pittsburg Artists Select
Miss Agnes Willis.
Pittsburg. Feb. 1S.-A Jury of Pittsburg
artists, seeking a woman with an ideal
Mona Lisa smile, has finally selected
Miss Agnes Willis,, of the North Side, to
enact that role In the prophetic pagaeat
play, "The Vision of She-who-knows,"
to be presented by the University1 ot
Pittsburg February 27, in connection
with the ISth anniversary celebration of
the Institution.
iianv women matrons and maidens-
sought the coveted honor or being ad
Judged worthy to represent the woman
wivose smile Is famous. Friends of
others submitted photographs and urged
the selection of their favorites, but the
Jurors Insisted upon the smile myste
rious and perfect, and rejected applicant
after applicant, until a photograph of
Miss Willis Was brought to their at
tention. Personal examination of the
North Side girl's "smile endtd the search
for a "living Mona Lisa."
Colombia in Hostile
Note Warns Knox
. Not to Visit Republic '
Sensational Diplomatic Episode Empha
sizes Colombia's Protest Over
Panama JL ffair.
The Fact thatthe Central American Government's
Request for Arbitration Has Been Ignored
byjhe United States Is Made Sub
ject of Bitter Comment.
The State Department has been officially informed that the presence
of Secretary Knox is not desired in the republic of Colombia, and that
if he does not want to aggravate existing differences he must omit that
country from his visiting list during his Central American trip. The
information is containod in a letter written by Senor Ospina, Minister
from Colombia, who admits that he is acting -on his personal responsi
bility. It is probable that the episode will lead, to his recall, buf the hint
that Secretary Knox's visit would be unpleasant will probably be taken,
and Mr. Knoxtwill omit Colombia from his itinerary.
The trouble between Colombia and the
United States- Is sequel to the scpara-
tlon of the present republic of Panama
from Colombia during President Roose
velt's administration, an episode which
preceded the building of the Panama
Canal and the details of which are pre
sented In the current number ot the
North American Revltw under the title.
"X Chapter of National Dishonor." It is
also being investigated by the House Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs. RepresentaUve
Ralney having Introduced: a resolution
which alleges that the action of this
government was i violation of -the well
established principles of the law ot na
tions. The situation has, become acuta
because Colombia last November asked
that the matter be submitted, to the
Hague tribunal for arbitration, a request
which has been nlrely Ignored by the
State Department.
p?-MItter Oiptu'a iL4ter -
Minister Ospina "yesterda made, public
the letter which he had written to the
State Department, acknowledging the re
ceipt of a communication informing him
that Secretary Knox would make a tour
of the Central American republics and
would. If agreeable. Include Colombia.
Minister Ospina said that he had for
warded the departrrent's note to his gov
ernment by mail and had asked for ln
strucUons. He tben added;
"Speaking, therefore, in my own name
and without any knowledge of the views
of my government on the matter, I take
the liberty that there is perhaps reason
for believing that such a visit of his
excellency, the Secretary of State, may
happen to tw considered as Inopportune
at the present time. In view of tne fact
that Colombia still finds herself placed
by the United States In an exceptional
position, as the only member of the nu
merous family of independent nations
scattered over the face of the earth to
which, despite Its constant demands, the
United States refuses to submit to ar
bitration questions referring exclusively
to the Interpretation of public tratles
and tho compliance with obligations Im
posed by the universally accepted prln
clples of International law on all civil
lzed nations In their relations one with
another. It is meet to mention here
that even the ex-President of the United
Stater, Mr. Roosevelt, both when he
occupied that position, and when, re
turned to private Ufc, he has dealt In
public with these matters, has alwajsJ
emphaUcally maintained the propriety
and desirability of submitting to the de
clslon of an Impartial tribunal of ar
bitration the decision ot international
controversies Involving such questions."
Minister Ospina savs that the adoption
of his suggestion will "avoid any occa
sion of aggravating the differences
which exist between the two countries."
Ignored by This Government.
He adds that he has had no reply to
his letter- of November 5, IH1, appealing
for arbitration, and he cites the peremp
tory attitude of the United States to
ward England when that country left
unanswered for some length of time a
note respecting the arbitration of the
Venezuelan boundary ciestlon.
"Let It be permitted to Colombia In
her weakness," he concludes, "to re
spectfully and candidly express how
hard It Is for ner to see nerseir sub
jected to a like treatment. No oni who
knows the unrest which la being felt In
my country at the delay in the satis
factory disposal of these questions will
fall to look sympathetically upon the
efforts which It Is necessary for me tj
make to obtalnr that a settlement be ar
rived at as rapidly as possible."
Hay AsL. Minister' Recall.
Minister Osplna's action. It was pre
dicted In diplomatic circles last night,
will most like) lead to his recall. Tho
language of the note may be decided by
the State Department as a personal 'af
front from the Minister of a country to.
the Secretary Of State, in which case
he will be notified that he Is persona
non grata. If this action should be taken.
and the Ministers position should be
supported- by his government, it would
mean the severance ot diplomatic rela
tions and the Minister would promptly
be given his passports, as In the case
ot the Nicaraguan cnarge d'affaires
Iwn flrn neo.
Snor Ospina. is the third Minister sent
here by coiomoia tor tne purpose ot on-,
talnlnz" satisfaction over tne secession ot
Panama, and it is thought that in his
zeal to accomplish that which his pred
ecessors fslled to do. resulting in their
recall, he has gone so far on hi owif
InitlaUre as to lead to his own undoing.
"This matter has gone on several
years." said Senor Ospina last night.
"At first, we demanded satisfaction on
the basis of our demands. Now we no
longer demand this; no longer declare
that we are right, but do Insist upon, the
United States agreeing to arbitration for
the purpose of determining which, my
country or this. Is In the right."
Senor Ospina declined last night to dis
cuss his note, saying- that ft would apeakr f
for itself. He said, however, that he had
no doubt that his position would.be sus,.
tained by his government, and he. reC
garded lt as most unfortunate that, the
relations between Colombia, and the
United States v.ere? not sufijclenlly ami
cable for both countries toprofilt by the
proposed visit of Secretary" Knox to his
country. He referred to the hearinsM of
the House Committee on Forefcn AHalra.
concernlng the creation of the- PaJKftSSv"
iciiumic idu me acquisition or the Canal
Zone by the United States, as 3ustlfyJ(t
his action.
. IVonld Not Use Cable.
- Itlrexarnris-algnifhraartta!r15enp
Ospina communicated with his-' govern
ment by mall concerning the proposed
visit, which means that his note cannot
be received untH after Mr. Knor ! w.ll
on his way. This alone Is accepted by
tho officials here as treating the an
nouncement of the proposed visit of tha
American Secretary of State with indif
ference. A like note was sent to the
Minister of each country which Mr. Knor
desired to visit, and these notes were
promptly cabled to the home govern
ments, with the result that answers were
prompUy received, all except Colombia
hastening to express their pleasure over
the forthcoming visit. If these notes had
not been forwarded prompUy by cable.
Mr. Knox's Journey would necessarily
have been delayed several weeks, since
It was desirable to have a favorable re
ply from each countrr befo.-e deflnltelr
deciding to visit each.
Una Labored for Colombia.
Senor Ospina is the first Minister from
Colombia to seriously press the claims
of his government upon the State De
partment. A few years ago the whole
question was settled te the tripartite
convention, which was drawn up be
tween Senator Root, formerly Secretary
ot State; Carlos Arosemena, former Min
ister from Panama, and Enrique Cor
tes, then Minister from Colombia. Pan
ama gained practically every point un
der contention, and the convention waa
promptly ratified b7 the Panama As
sembly. Tho Colombian President and
Assembly repudiated the agreement,
however, and Mr. Cortes was promptly
recalled. Senor Borda. who succeeded
him. was withdrawn within the last
year because of his failure to bring
about a settlement of the claims, and
Senor Ospina was sent to Washington
with Instructions to use an his energy
to bring about the desired arbitration-
Mr. Knox Will Stay Array.
Jn o jjgj,.
nole. Secretary Knox probably will
abandon his proposed visit to Colombia.
It the Colombian government upholds
the stand taken by Its- Minister here, lt
will create a serious situation between
the two governments, which,, may result
In the breaking- off of diplomatic rela
tions. If the Colombian government,
however, repudiates the action of Its
Minister, it will not remove entirely the
embarrassment created by the publica
tion of the Minister's note.
Whllo officials of the State Decartmant
declined to comment last night upon the
note, mey say mat ar. Knox nrobablr
win not visit Colombia aa & result of
the untoward Incident. '
little GiilJs Victim of Italian
bangs unuets.
New Tork. Feb. . A little girl and
two men were seriously wounded In a.
shooting affray that occurred In the heart.
ot WllUsrssbur; to-day. The child. May
TlscreUo, an Innocent bystander, win
probably lose the sight of her right eye.
while Clromlnl Santanello, one of the
gun fighters. Is not expected to Jive, and
Emanuel Montabana. also a gunman, is
badly wounded In the right arm.
The battle, took place almost in front
of the Catholic Church ot the Annun
ciation. In North Seventh street, the
frightened .'congregation huddling close
against the walls or hurrying' (back Into
the edifice to escape the flying bullets.
Those who saw the affair say that about
ten men were firing, Ave on a side, and
that at least four ot them were wounded.
r-o el4ws hare been found byi the po
lice, the two- wounded- men now under
arrest refusing: absolutely to talk,
Dltcharced, lie Kill Htmrelf.
New Tork, Feb. Ii After gaining" en
trance to the home of his former- em
ployer on a plea of business. Louis.
Draper, a tailor, dashed to, the fourth
floor and flung hlmselC oUtjOt tha -win-dow-.'breaklng.
his neck, on-Atr extension,
three floors belqw. Draperthad been dis
charged by- the man .trcmwhef
he committed suicide.

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