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Alies and Venezuelan
Irops Clash,
Castro Senda Reinforcements
to La Guaira.
kase Ship Also Takes the Coast Guard
Vessel Nente Tres do
LONDON, December 11.-The -Central
NIews says it is reported in the lobby of the
house of commons this alternoon that the
allies have landed bluejackets at La Guaira
for the purpose of effecting the capture of
President Castro, and that figlting is going
on in the streets.
The foreign office here has no information
to this effect.
EINGBTOWN. Island of St. Vincent, De
cember 11.-The Venezuelan troopship Za
mora and the Venezuelan coast guard ves
sel Veinte Tres de Mayo, were captured in
the -Gulf of Paria and taken to Port-of
Spain, Trinidad, this morning by the Brit
ish sloop-of-war Alert.
1A GUAIRA. Venezuela. December 11.
Gen. Ferrer. the minister of war, has ar
rived here with 2,000 troops. Eight hun
dred men under President Castro's broth
er are expected here at 10 o'clock.
Only the British cruiser Indefatigable is
now here. She, is at anchor in the middle
of the harbor. All the other warships have
left La Guaira.
Minister Haggard and Herr von Pilgrim
Baltassi. It was learned today, left here
last night. The former was on board the
Retribution and the latter on the Vineta,
which sailed for Trinidad.
Lord Cranborne Officially Conarms
Previous Press Dispatches.
LONDON. December 11.-The foreign of
fice offcials were glad to hear of the re
lease of the British subjects in Venezuela.
but were unable to express any opinions on
the Dress dispatches except to say, as
Under Foreign Secretary Cranborne did,
that they Dresumed they were correct.
In connection with the reported seizure of
the Venezuelan customs, the foreign office
officials say that arrangements for that
sten have not been completed. Before any
general seizure could occur Germany,
Great Britain and other nations would have
to 0ene to an agreement for a pro rata di
vision and adiustment of their respective
claims. sim~ar to that arrived at by the
allies in China. except that the La Guaira
custom house may possibly have been
seised as a Durely military measure.
Though the seizure of the custom houses
will take place eventually it is pointed out
that while hostilities are in progress the
customs, as a fiscal Institution, are practi
cally valueless.
In the house of commons today -Under
Foreign Secretary Cranborne eonfirmed
the reports of the capture of three Vene
suelan vessels at La Guaira and the dis
ablement of a fourth vessel without re
sistance and also confirmed the capture of
the Venezuelan gunboat Bolivar at Port
of Spain, Trinidad. Two of the prizes, he
added, were sunk,
The under ecretary also maid that the re
lease of the British subjects arrested at
Caracas had been demanded, but'-that up
to that time the government had not been
intormed that the demand had been com
plied with. The government had no ofB
clal information of the reported arrest of
the British consul at Caracas. YTe latest
information received was that he left La
Guaira yesterday evening, The British
subjects arrested had not been harmed.
The under secretary also announced that
the British vice consul at La Gualra and
some women and children were taken on
beard a Britilta man-of-war yesterday even
ing. and adde4. that it was reported that
Praient eaete held the British and. Ger
man paisoners as hostagms.
Vegwaeatsp~sMer, Predicts Isom af
%eeuelan Tiad.
BU~LIN. Decembe? 11.-Ali the newslpa
per. here, with the exception of the social
1st Vorwaerts, are in sympathy with the
governments action toward Venezuela.
'The morning papers contain many humor
ons references to what they term President
Castro's "magniloquent manifesto," cabled
te the reptesentatives of Venesuela in Paris
adB made publie lest night.
2he Verwaarts, whieh never ioee an ep
pertunity to assai what it considers to be
"pltical shams," says it thinks the for,
midabe ultimatums of the two powers and
the naval eonstration are "governmental
blastd, asin. piece of pretense and interna
tiqal Rresee sagested, however, for the
pressetion of certain a=nndal aims." The
saer adds: "80 far as Germany Is con
espeg R anden taken is likely to de more
ham' g5 ood, since 150 raillions of Get
inaa is invested in Vensela. Thes
U~ted mst fee es-st ng~a
aptured, but that the seisure of the form
a expected Iunediately.
-_stro Sends 'B,0(O Men-Md Nighteen
Guns From Cars.
LA GUAIRA. Venezuela, Wednesday, De.
.ember 10.-The British cruiser Indefatig.
ible arrived here at 6 o'clock this even.
ng from Guianta, the port of Barcelona
where she Is. believed to have been IV
pearehe df the Venesuelan gunboat Rhstan
The German crutseg Vinets. agld the BrWt
ab cruiser Relitraution Withreat O'eU
di evenim it in sappsed thw -b as4
ad Venea'- au r rE the b!bait
if the foreign powers, which arrived on a
pecial train from Caracas at 2 o'clock.
The German charge d'afilres here, Veo
lgrim-Bah=as=,'and British Minister Pas.
pard and the personnel of the British lega
Ion are still on board the warships.
What is termed an inopportune demon
itration and the strange method resorted
o in the remittance to the Venezuelan min.
ater of the demands of Great Britain ant
sermany are freely criticised here.
The government has sent 2,000 men and
eighteen guns from Caracas to reinforce
the garrison at La Guaira. These. troopf
re camping tonight at Cuaracuti, distani
Dne hour from La Guaira. All day and at
might amnunition has been carried to Fori
Lavigia, which crowns the harbor, and
preparations are being made to resist th(
foreign forces. Volunteers to the numbel
of 926 men, all from La Guaira, werf
rmed today, and more are requesting
arms. It is asserted here that the govern.
ment can find sufficient men to resist th(
foreign attack, and the movement Is pop.
-lar. Everywhere one meets men of al
lasses and conditions carrying Mausel
The news of the capture at Port of Spain
rrinidad, of the Venezuelan gunboat Boll
rar by the -British cruiser Charybdis i
ommunicated to President Castro by a rep
resentative of the Associated Press. Th
event created intense exctement.
All the British and German subjects ar
rested yesterday were released this after
Battle Ship Texas and Cruiser Topeka
Sail for Culebra.
Special Disoatch to The Evening Star.
PORTSMOUTH. Va., December 11.-Tw<
powerful additions to the fighting strengti
f the squadron under the command of Ad
iiral Dewey, in Caribbean waters, salle
rrom the navy yard yesterday. They were
the battle ship Texas and the protected
ruiser Topeka. Both go to Culebra dired
o join the flag of the admiral.
The Idea that war may be the result of
he present strained relations betireen thi
owers concerned in the Venezuelan con
roversy is freely discussed among the offi
ers. and the fact that the Texas sailed witt
ut one of her gun motor cylinders, bot:
f which were wrecked in the recent in.
pection trial off the capes, the other fol
owing as soon as may be, lends color tc
:he belief that the presence of the greates
ossible naval force in the Caribbean ii
bsolutely necessary at this time.
The Texas left the navy yard shortl)
iter 2 o'clock, having received the remain
er of her ammunition and stores at the
ast minute.
Before the Texas got to sea it was found
hat the engine room telegraph was out o.
epairs and the battle ship returned to tht
iavy yard for repairs. The accident to thi
ihip was slight. The steam engineering de
artment of the navy yard set to work witl
1ll speed to repair the damage. The Im
ortance of getting her off quickly In vies
f developments In the Carribean caused
he work to be so expedited that the vesse
was ready to sail at daylight this morning
the will proceed immediately to Culebra
where she will form a strong addition tc
he fighting line of the fleet. The Dale i
oday In dry dock being made reddy foi
er trial next Monday. when she will be
romptly commlisslored and assigned to thi
rpedo boat reserve, now here. This is thi
egular station for this clas of harboi
efense craft.
President Castro Tells- 1initer Bowem
They Have Been Liberated.
The following cablegram was received aI
be State Department today from United
tates Minister Bowen, dated at Caraca
"The president informs me that he hat
'eleased all of the German and British whc
were arrested."
This was the only advice that came t
be State Department overnight as to the
iltuation In Venezuela, but it was welcome,
or the officials felt that by releasing these
1vilians President Castro has diminished
reatly the most dangerous factor in the
roblem. Had he Insisted on retaining their
.n jail the allies must have dispatched s
trce to the capital of Venezuela, and wa
utright would have ensued. As it is, the
dfficials here prefer to regard the status ai
ot one of war, providing the allies adhere
ao their original program of a "peaceful
ockade," perhaps followed by the tempo.
ry seizure of Venezuelan custom houses.
It is realized that the attack upon th4
~erman legation In Caracas last night
ith the other incidents involving the di=
agaa of the anities of civilised strife
nev affect the disposition of the allies ti
frain from a formal declaration of war,
ut so far the status iasiot mach.
Sininir of Vessels Regretted.
Details of the sinking of the Venezuelar
avy by the allied naval forces are awaited
ith interest here, and the officials could
ot but express their regret and surprist
at it had been found neessry to pro=
~eed to such extremes. Nor could they fl:9
~ny satisfactory explanation for this apn
arently wanton destruction -of property
hich might beve been held until the ens
mt thme present- disturbances or appo e
so set-offs against the British and ermaz
snut afn -has jet enauise to- 181
th ae aedehmet
binn. a81 all that .it bealm.ne
de 4 is to watche dear--u e
nlymi -to time etisoervaes bT the si
sery as the c-ute**- et the pream
Conference at the White-Zoese.
The President is showing particular in
erest in the situation, and this morning hi
=aled Secretary Hay away from his regulal
-nuraday diplomatic reception to confer a1
ne White IHouse respecting Venesuela. Tha
harman of the two eungressteial mmt
ees charged with the ere of foegn se3na
caled at the Utate-Desertment 4uring thi
frenoon to talk over the VensadMan 4.
elopments. It is fully espeted that tha
m~ct will soonset before Cengrsa
the introduel 1resolutions a
cetin elees I whnss ho
sver fall to take of an oppo'
unity to score Uqropean- nations, whic
ecomne involved in AnmerIpsa agfairs,
Utnister Nowem's Osin=== Approved.
The State Department Is iso far iaarts
asaaa~ t-asunt a
Boxer ;vive in
Rumor That the 1ptis to Take
VICTORIA, B. C., Decepher 11.-The
steamer Empress' of aidl& has brought
news to the effect tha lasurection has
broken out in the at OtChI-li, where
a large number of hive assembled,
carrying banners in :'Kill the Offt
cials and Save the e." Troops have
been sent against th The Boxer move
ment in Bae-chun e ues, but both the
insurgents and impe forces lately have
been holding aloof eah other. Re
ports from Kwang-si Un fe a recrudes
cence of insurretionat tronble in that
province. The rebels ars said to. have at
tacked Kwei-chou. Tlte fu4mne in this prov
ince is causing many tou join the revolt.
The Kwang-si rebels. Who have crossed
into Kwang-tung, captpre# and looted the
city of Fen-chuen, kI many of its peo
ple. but when two batons troops were
sent by the Taotal of thao-Ching-fu, they
fled, abandoning their pot.
Piracy I esing.
Piracy is increasing on the West river.
During the drouth whigh. destroyed the rice
crops near Canton. tIe benevolent associa
tions of that city, aided lly the Chinese gov
ernment and subscriptiens from Chinese in
America, bdught larg amounts of rice at
Wu-hu and Chin-kiang, which were sent to
Canton to be sold at fheao rates to the
poor. The ships were ,-,ted, however,
when en route to C the greater
amount of their cargj
During the attack ondthe ce boats sev
eral persons were killed.'op. of the victims
being Mr., Evans, a war veteran
in the service of the 'sonsul at Can
ton, who was traveling aUnk.
Chinese native paper pe 11f an intrigue
being planned at Pek-fp another oom
d'etat similar to that of 40 for
pointment of an heir apparent. -T
versal Gazette of Shanghai 'says
trigue is to be carried out on t
moon of the Chinese yeat (Jan
this paper protests that suc a ep
involve China, in seriops trowhs.
From Japan dewrs is brqtiet of a ro
mariage on Novemb 06, i Prince a
mashina was marri6d to. . Tada
shige, daughter of Prjnc nineu Tada
shige of Satsuma.
Puneral of TAu K YL
According to mai a*=&-=am Sbanghai
by the Empress of India, -the funeral cere
mony of the late Liu *4m Yi, #Wroy of the
Lian-klang province, was darfied out with
eclat at Nanking. There vas a large fleet
of warships present, four British, two Ger
man, two French and on American, the
Helena; one Austrian, one Jhpmnese and
several Chinese vessels.
It Will Probably Be -Reported to th
House Tomorrow.
The appropriations . conimittee of the
House has completed the legislative, execu
tive and judicial appropriation bill, carry
ing approximately $WI,00,OOO, and will
doubtless report it to the House tomorrow.
The general deflciegncy bill will be the
next to be prepared, and after that the
District of Columbia.
Protest of Ofcersof the Arbitration
Association and P~ee Unin.
Belva A. Lockwood of this city, presi
dent National Arbitragon Assocition; Al
fred H. Love of Iiladelphia, president
Universal Peace Union, and Jerome F.
Mannins' of Lowell, Mass, vice president
Universal Peace Union, hwme sent to every
member of the Beaste a long protest
against the massage of Hqlase bill No. 15065,
"To uromote the eoincgneyrof the militia."
"Never before." thp sW ibitee the or
ganisation of the C' has legisla
tion so vicious and so pious and bur
-densome on the o h
United States been hes or conceived.
It i. worse than -the ptolin
France.. Germany, I
pronoses to make of thlad
whether he wills it nt Ither it is
against his moral or lqo~ convictions
or not: whether i~ tses - with his
.chosen noossion or t.t r not, a soldier.
It nroposea to educte to kDi, and to
kill scientifically: to -vlpin him a war
spirit: to make war sinidtsy grn
dizement the acme tbsinton, in
stead of the love o4 psefu agriculture,
manufactures and cmee."
John 3. Husmey, pector in the
Rural Ire. Divy Sevie
he deady be6 4in i believed to be
Mr. John B. inspector in the
aOqee borti i
over theatana
Ga. The a maaf
positively that.i Russeur 1 ut
of teq
Miners' Attorneys Spring
Surprlse OR Operators.
ARK PF101 OY 00 AL
Finaly Acknowledges the Railroads
Pay Him 9.50 a Ton at
the Nine.
SCRANTON. Pa., December 11.-Lawyers
for the miners sprung a surprise on the
coal companies at the opening of today's
proceedings by calling to the witness stand
J. L. Crawford, one of the prominent inde
pendent operators. He 1a president of the
People's Coal Company, which operates
the Oxford colliery of Scranton. Mr.
Crawford, who has been attending the ses
sions each day, was surprised to be called,
and he remarked as he took the stand:
"This is a new turn of affairs."
"When did you ship coal last?" said Mr.
"What are you getting for it?"
"I don't know exactly."
"Can you come near it?"
"I can if I want to."
"Don't you want to?"
"No. sir."
"You are a party to this commission and
went to New York to see the coal presi
"Yes, sir."
"Then you refuse to give this commis
sion that information?"
"I don't think I am compelled to tell."
"Which road do you sell to?"
"Delaware, Lackawanna and Western."
"What do you get for it?" -
"About 65 per cent of what the Delaware.
Lackawanna and Western gets for it."
Attorneys Raie Objection.
At this point attorneys for the operators
objected to the inquiry proceeding any
further along the lines of what a company's
profits were.
Mr. Darrow said he called the witness to
show that the coal companies were able to
pay the advance in wages asked for. Wayne
MacVeagh, in his cross-examination of Mr.
Mitchell, he said, intimated that the in
crease if granted would ultimately be placed
on the "bowed backs of the poor*' and he
wanted to show that the companies are well
able to give the increase asked for without
putting It on the poor.
Mr. Darrow then continued the examina
"How many tons do you produce a day?"
"Nine hundred to 1,000 tons."
"And you don't know how much you get
for it?"
"I can give an estimatp"
"Well, what is it?"
"About $2.50 a ton."
On further examination Mr. Crawford
said that during the latter part of the strike
his colliery was in operation and fie got $20
a ton for his coal.
Chairman Gray here stopped the examina
tion, saying that the exceptionally high
prices during the strike were not pertinent
to the inquii-y.
Conditions at Pardee Colliery.
The miners' pttorneys called several wit
nesses who told of conditions at the col
lieries of the A. Pardee Company in the
Hazleton region. One of the witnesses was
a boy who said he lost a leg in the mines,
received nothing for its loss, but instead
when he returned to work the company
took off his wages his father's debt.
Mr. Darrow here announced that the
miners expect to close their case this week,
and now gave notice for the other side to
be ready next week.
The companies' attorneys said they desir
ed a recess for a short time after the miners
close, to complete the preparation of their
Chairman Gray said he hoped there would
be no interruption in the sessions.
Size of Cars Increased.
Three witnesses who are employed in the
mines of the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western were called to testify to the sizes
of the cars at the company's collieries.
They claimed their size was increased with
out a corresponding increase in pay. The
company maintained that the car grievance
was adjusted, but this the men deny.
Rev. J. J. O'Donnell, a priest of Oliphant.
testified that the mine workers of his town
were, generally speaking, law abiding, and
that there was very little violence. He
sympathized. with the men, he said, be
cause he believed their cause was just and
that they had done everythig honorable
to avoid the strike.
Bad Story of ' Willie Hinger at Au
burn, N. Y.
AUTBURN. N. Y., December 11.-Last
Sunrday afternoon Willie Hinger, aged five
years. was sent on an errand by hid~ par
ents. He did not return, and today his
dead body was found on the piazza of
Laundrvman Haley's homne, outside the
city limits. The clothing was frosen to
the floor and tears had frozen upon the
rane at ass. w esi samg ..
erat me ssaensme-amp tuhe esre
ha - .tme.. the bmel&ha. %do
t an gtghe t~s A~fee thesggyiim.
found. istte ussd and the diseea was
osit rea today,
the. ch d Mmday ni t
Body of Reas K. Eruoh lound in
New York Park.
NNW'TOR, .December 11.-The body et
the lad found in Central Park late last
night was today identified as that of Bees.
K. Eruob, the eem-year-old en et a
well-to-d tailor. After an ammbsseatin of
the body 'the pollee eapeeies the ee
that the boy was sku re 19s ~ed
evidently busde hr 9ger auitawels (~
en the throat, and there weemss v1
denees that he and beqs staases
Mfr. Kruch said hi.asin ofh g1%dp
-etter 8bL
Th oywas 1o o he *
P60160 MaOR I$=p (?ass am W.
*r. Dovgiss, aestronle. fiZ-ayer
Phelan has basa M" pAb mUamth. and
is on his way back to San Francbso.
A prominent New Took esaer was Ed
ward I. McCall. ~who has bas elected a
judge of the suprenm eort of the state,
and who stands at the top of the legal pro
tession In New Yort. With hin were G. A.
Gilbert and Jameg Moyer.
Solicitor General Richards had an ap
pointmept with the President. and spent
some time with han.
Robert J. Wynne, assistant postmaster
gimeraL visited the Presdient regarding'
pota mattes.
Senator Allison pamd a brief caR?
Representatives Hill of Connectient and
Champ Clark of Mitsouri caged to pay
thsir respects.
Senator Teller was engaged with the
President some time -iscussena some Col
erado affhre.
Representative Littaner of New York had
a conference, with the President.
P. F. Dunne and wife were among the
President's visitors. Mr. Dunne is better
known to the world as "Mr. Dooley."
Frank B. Loomis. United States minister
to Portugal. who will soon leave this coun
try for his post, said good-bye to the Pres
The Appalachian Forest ZeServe.
Rutherford P. Hayes, president of the
Appalachian National Park Association, and
son of ex-President, Hayes, called on the
President. Mr. Hayes is in Washington
pushing the work of trying to Induce Con
gress to establish the proposed Appalachian
forest reserve. This reserve would take In
territory from Virginia to North Carolina.
President Roosevelt is in sympathy with
the project.
Presidential Nominations.
The following nominations were sent to
the Senate today:
State-To be consul general of the United
States at Guayaquil. Ecuador. George Saw
ter of New York, now consul at Antigua.
Treasury-To be collectors of customs.
J. Rice Winchell of Connecticut, for the
diEtrict of New Haven, Conn.; Henry Whit
ing of Maine, for the district of French
man's bay, reappointment.
Post office-To be postmaster, Selah H.
Van Duser, at Horseheads, N. Y.
Invited to 'iAco.
The San Francisco delegation which visit
ed the President this morning Informed him
that a naval monument would be dedicated
in San Francisco in the spring and that
as they earnestly desired his presence on
that occasion they would arrange the date
of the dedication to suit his convenience.
The President said he fully expected to visit
San Francisco In the spring, but had nob
yet arranged his itinerary, so that he could
not say exactly when he would be there.
but that if it were possible he would attend
the dedication In question.
Stormy Passage of Ocesic, en Which
He Crosed.
NEW YORK, December .11.-The White
Star line steamer Oceanic, on which An
drew Carnegie is a $sWiier, arrived early
today from Liverpool and Qpvenstown a
ter a stormy passage of six days, twent y
hours and twenty-three. minutes. Almost
from the time of leaVin* Dannt'w rock: the
Oceanic had - outerly winds with heavy
head seas, which each day increased In
force until, on the 8th, the wind. came oqt
from the west-northwest, with hail and
snow, and blew with terrific force.
It was stated on board the steama that
Mr. Carnegie had fully recovered froln his
recent Illness, and that he never was In
better health.
Sailor on U. 3. 8. Wasp Shot by San
1uam Police.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Decesber 11.
The sailor, Cputalie -t the dtted States
ship Wasp, 1u*am Of polie ft Monday
night in a row btiwtVe a niniaer of dailors
and the police, died to~ky.
As a result of the IV* a e91W named
Hibbs, belonging to the Wasp, was held for
trial today before the district court for as
saulting the police lleutenant. Cabrerla,
who was badly bruised by kicks and
The navy mien are incensed at the action
of the police, and say the shooting of Con
tello was unwarranted, as the sailors were
wholly unarmed. They also say that the
sailors did not attack Cabreria until after
he shot Costello.
Has No Private Interests Which
Would Buffer by Re-Election.
Upecial Disateh to The Evefing Star. .
JFAtomVEii.T J Wis., December IL-In re
ply to a letter signed by four members of
the Rock county delegation in the legisla
ture of 1SM, John C. Spooner has declared
his position regarding the succession to the
antee of United Staates senator which-he
now holds. Senator Spooner will accept a
re-election responsive to the will of ninety
eigu. republican legislative conventions and
to the desire expressed publicly-End other
wise by 140 republicans-elect. He belneves
that If the members of the legislature shall
choose him to be his own successor such
action will be a command which the re
publican party of Wisconsin has a right to
lay upon him, and which, since private
duty no longer obstructs, he may not right
fullH disobey. There Is no more representa
tie and, it might be said. cosmopolitan
delegation in the state than that which
Rock county sends to the leg-islature this
winter. It is solidly republican and repr'e
sents all elements that have existed in the
party in the state.
Nra.nfest='= at Encaville ligisting
-%6 Ms 0aMme.
Sar-Dissta e ne~ig Sta..
KNOXVi s Than., December'1L-Since
early fia Knctvie people wkhin thirty
uses of the sines have been charged 15
we tan tar soal, an advance of U over feet
eson. siaed ogsons and tetaoers all
gave the searelty of ears as- ieamma for
the advanos. Tine t that other cities of
the aewth were sentbg homelsr schs
tha n mne aeethe chamer ofesa
asee to appoint e tt--a+- to teesi
sa- and asse~ tener.
h 40. bet m8000
p8tring Between sen8 s
Beveridge and Quay.
XOmr. Lodge and Kale Go to T=ilama
Nematos meli and Nake 1i
for EZPnesim at Views,
intense Interest attaches to the statue of
the statehood fight In the Senate. Far
more than the admission of the territories
Is Involved. Harmonious relations between
the republican factions in the Senate and
especially between them and the President
are at stake.
The statehood contest also has a bearing
upon all general legislation for this session,
and bound up in it is the fate of anti-trust
legislation and a possible extra, session of
Cdngress. The contention over the demand
ed admission of three territories is very
Senators and representatives returning to
the Capitol today from the White House
brought the information that President
Roosevelt would be glad if a compromise
could be effected by the admission of New
Mexico and Arizona as one state and Okla
homa and Indian territory as another
state. President Roosevelt is described as
being opposed to the omnibus bill, providing
for three separate states. Whether he
would carry his opposition to the point of
vetoing the bill, if It Is passed, is problem
atical. It is thought that his course
probably would be affected by the number
of republicans who should vote for the oam
nibus .bill and their prominence in the party
The President Worried.
The President, it is said by statestpen
who have talked with him is worried over
the continuance of the warfare between the
advocates and opponents of the tri-state bil
In the republican party. He does not want
the fight over statehood to bring abut'
deadlock In the Senate which' would
out all other general legislation and am
an excuse for not acting upon -his r" ,I
mendation for the regulation of treets.
The opinion is entertained in sosp quar
ters that there are A number ot gwasng
who view with complacency at lepst
deadlock that would afford an Uesse 'es
a failure of anti-trust legislation. 'j7b 4emw
pression Is just as strong In well-informed
circles that if such a program should
carried out the Prsident 0
consider the advisability of ing as
session of Congre to riee -the
qiustion. -
it Is known positTiewtla4 thaW
would agree to a eopomise the SO
hood fight, which would admit Arimona a04
New Mexico as one state and Oklabafa a"d
Indian territory as another. Such would not
be his original choice, It is said, aa he f&s
vors the Oklahoma bill reported by the
ate committee on territories. He =
however,, it is state In the intesest .0
harmony and to expedite. legislation UW
be denem essential sign the eentreiset
Comproegise - t Acostab --
Inquiry today among the leaders 4, 90,.
two statehood factions Indicates that sunh
a compromise. is far from acceptable &tM
time, although no one will say thtd.IL
beyond the range of possibility. EMUS"
Marcus A. Smith of Arizona, who it
the leaders in the tri-state MO
the House, said to a Star reporter
that his people would rather be I
statehood for an Indefinite time them to
oome In with New Mexico as a part of the
new state. He said that such a junctIOn 09
the territories would makr a state as large
in area as New York. Pennsylvania May
land and Virginia, would greatly increase
the expenses of the new commonwealth and
would be altogether objectionable.
Delegate Rodey of New Mexico also is
understood to be bitterly opposed to mere
ing Arisona with New Mexico.
Senator Quay, who is the leader of the
tri-state movement in the Senate, is willing
to defer his opinion to the wishes of the
applicants for statehood in the two terri
tories. If such a compromise would be so
ceptable to them he would not, it is under
stood, interpose serious objection.
Senator Beveridge. who Is conducting the
light for the admission of Oklahoma a
Indian territory alone, Is deeldedly op
to compromising on the basis suggested.
Chang in Parnlamll .y UatI.
Just before adleurnment of the Senate
last esstma Snar Netsen withdesw the
pen t Olahoma bIB in order Stat it
minht be odrfected in committee. That
action changed the parilamentary state
of the fight considerably. UntO th'
substitute is again before the Senate
It will be difficult for Senator Quay to get
a test vote, and whi'e It is being held Up
it Is nointed out that the opponents of the
omnibus bill can ~ue persuasion on repb
Uicans of the other side to forsake the Quay
column. Senator Quay is understood to be
anxious to secure a test vote, and he cae,
fldently claims that be has the votes innS
cient to demonstrate that his biM a eomm
mand the vote of a najority of the Senmae
Pretty -pgrn Today.
There was some very pretty sparding be
tween Senator Quay and Senator DeuM
when the statehood bill came up at 2 o'ce
this afternoon. The bill proposed b4 abe
committee on territories had been withs
drawn, as stated, and the onb' m
before the Senate was the osalnbes b4
backed by Senator Quay. peeidNIng efb
doer announeed tasthe erder ot bsma.
Thee was =eane for a $Sw mmees
thne ambnser, no eo n ul
whereupon the proilmg e
bol was open to a m -noi
tor made a mnve, untO after an w w
pa enator Quay arose and said ta
friends of the bi were ready for a veto.
That maove was easily Eee..by
Sun=+e Bereridge, who esm ferwardwll
a grtst. Ha said that a numaber fetame
toe desired to addrem tha Senate upon the '
bID. but were not red to pranset
thee. H d that.sti
be given for meatets.t
emaures and to emre mus
s*mate . .wsisaa m
he noet the
thee " - h
Interest Felt in the Develop
ments in Venezuela.
Probable Members of the ysthmian
Canal Commission - An Indiana
Man for Appraiser.
President Roosevelt is keeping the closest
kind of an eye on developments in Ven
exuela. and this morning sent for Secre
tary Hay to inquire about what is going on,
knowing that Mr. Hay will be constantly
receiving cable messages from represen
tatives of this government in Venezuela.
Secretary Hay spent a short time with the
President and returned to the State De
Senator Cullom. chairman of the foreign
relations committee of the Senate, called
on the President this morning, but said
he -did not discuss the trouble in Venezuela
with the chief executive. Senator Cullom,
however, has some views about the situa
tion. For one thing, he does not believe
Germany and England are acting right in
destroying Venezuela's war vessels, if it Is
true that they have done so. "Those little
vessels need not have been sunk," he said.
"They could have been kept for toy houses
or almost anything in preference to be
ing sunk. They could have been restored
to Venezuela after the trouble is over If
Germany and England desired to be'gen
erous." Senator Cullom does not think this
country will become involved in any way,
due to the Monroe doctrine position. He
thinks that no attempt will be made by
England or Germany to take any - ter
While Senator 'tullom and a good many
other prominent members of Congress do
not see that any foreign nation Is infring
ing upon ground that is posted by this
country, or that anything is likely to arise
that will involve the United States, still
their sympathies are rather with the small
country that is having to pay such a hu
miliating penalty for its weakness.
To Fill Justice Shiras' Place.
L rentative Graham of the twenty
of Pennsylvania saw the
odagto say that when there is
on tiie Supreme bench of the
States Pennsylvania would feel hon
by the selection of. Judge Marcus W.
h on, circuit juge of the United States.
1he resident said an appointment,-to the
Supreme bench involved much care and de
manded the selection of a man of t h
eat ability and standing. He inte d.to
find such a man when there was a vacancy
on the court. He would be glad to consider
the name p9 Judge Acheson. Senator Quay
and members'of the delegation in Congreds
from that state take the view that the
resignation of Associate Justice Shires
would leave a vacancy which, by right,
should go to Pennsylvania, New Jersey. or
Delaware, inasmuch as Mr. Shiras was ap
pointed because he was from that judicial
circuit. They say that Pennsylvania should
certainly be entitled to the position by
.eason of her population and great variety
of interests, likewise because there are any
number of men In the state capable of fill
Ing the position.
* The Isthmian Canal CommissIon.
Governor Sayers of Texas, who will soon
go out of office, is a probable member of
the Isthmian canal commission when that
body is created by the President under the
law passed by the last session of this Con
greds. The entire delegation from Texas
called on the President this morning and
urged that Governor Sayers be considered
by the President when he goes to make up
the commission. The President . said It
woul'd give him pleasure to consider the
name of Mr. Sayers, with whom he was
personally acquainted, and for whom he
had a high regard.
Another prominent man is to be presented
for a place on the same commission. This
man is John L. Webster of Omaha, Neb.
He was introduced to the President today
by Senator Millard. Mr. Webster was
promin-tntly mentioned for Attorney Gener
al In tht cabinet of President McKinley. It
has beer. stated several times that Mr.
Webster was offered a cabinet position,
but declined on the ground that he could
not afford the expense of living in Wash
ington. It is believed he wopld accept an
appointnient on the isthmian canal comm=s
Senator Cuilom ha a candi*te for the
canal comnmission. ,e is a tdge of the
courts of Illinois.'
How John llen Ea# 4.br
Ex-Senator Carter of Montana and prob
able future senator from that state Is an
other western man who has told the Presi
dent about an epidemic of bears in his
portion of the west and -has done all he
could to lure the chief executive to those
regions on his trip west next spring.
"Whry, Mr. President, bears are so numer
ous in some portions of Ilontana," Mr.
Carter told the President, "that they come
within short distances of houses -to me
ours the seraps thrown out. In Yellow
stone Park they come close tes the hotels
to pick up scraps of food, John Allen of
Miss.issippi was out that way with me some
time ageo and we were stamningr with a
f of friends when a drove of bears.
inumber, were noticed some dis
tance away in tire edge of the woods. John
Af1en began roiling up his sieeves and told
those present that all lie wanted was a fair
light. He asked that only one bear at a
time be allowed to come at him. He start
ed in the direction of the fecs-ekn
bear in the-lot, when it speedily d~p
'John,' said one of those present.ta
bear thought you were going to make a
sec.'" Th President laughed att
story, and said that the great troube
bears was that they were alimys plentifunt
ubtil he got to the plaea. Then they grew
The laqMe - Srvce
Miss Clara Baton of the National Red
Cross Bo-t and SaAuel W. 3M ,see
yetary of the sciey, ea~et upon the Prest
dnt oday to uss hin to use hig emanes
to prevet the ramoVal at the ''s
sevcefeen esa nI -t
ma Te arDeetwe-e al is
Iof th

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