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PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. lulitn Offlte. 11th Stmt tnd Ptnaiylrui* Atcium. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. S. H. KACFFKAXH, Pre?:dint. Htw York Offloe : Vr.?ca? Bu.id'r.g. Chicfcg? Office: Tribune Building. The Erentn* Star Is to sutwrrlN'r* In the city by carrier*. on their own account, at 10 cents per wwk. or 44 rents per month. Copies at tne counter. 2 c*?nta each By mail?anywhere In th?' U, B. or Canada postage prepaid-50 tents per tn??ntb. Saturday Star. 32 pages, $1 per year; with for eign postage ndded $3.ti0. iKntered at the Tost office at Washington, D. C., as M?cond-clps* ma'.! matter.) (?7* All mail subscription* must be paid In advance. Bates of advertising made kuown o;i application. No. 15,797. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, OCTOBES 12, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. One paper in the home if worth five sold on the streets? from an advertising standpoint. The Star is delivered by carrier into between 24,000 and 25.000 Washington homes every week day. CRISIS IN Fffl EAST Japanese Troops Have Occu pied Ma-San-Pho. THE NEWS IN BERLIN DECLARATION OF WAR IS EX PECTED ANY DAY. Hcport is Discredited by Japanese Minister in London, Who Acknowl edges Situation is Critical. BERLIN, October 12.?A dispatch from Shanghai to the Frankfurter Zeitung states that news lias reached there from Cl'.e-foo to the effect that the Japanese have occu pied Ma-San-Pho, and that an official dec laration of war is expected. The relations between Japan and Russia have reached a crisis, according to the offi cial view here. The exact nature of the diplomatic exchanges between the two gov ernments that brought out the present tens ity appear to be unknown at the legations of the two countries here or at the German legations at St. Petersburg and Tokio, al though it is understood that Great Britain is privy to Japan's movements. Attitude of the Pcwers. The representatives of this government in the capitals of Russia, Japan and China have not advised the State Department re garding the latest reported developments and rumors of war over Manchuria. In fact, as haii often been pointed out. the United Stat?s has no cause of protest be cause Russia lias failed to keep her pledges that she would evacuate Manchuria on the 8th of October. The interests of the United States in Manchuria are covered by the recent treaty between China and this coun try. If Manchuria should be annexed to Russia or continue under Russian control the I'nited States will insist that the pro visions of the treaty with China be carried out. especially as Russia assented to its provisions previous to its being signed. A copy of the treaty was sent to the Russian government, and this government received assurances that no matter wiiat happened in Manchuria Russia would not object to the treaty being made with China or to the enforcement of its terms while Russia oc cupied the provi ice. It is believed here that an understanding exists between Germany and Russia in re gard to operations in Manchuria, and that 110 protest, or even disapproval, will be ex pressed by Germany over any course Russia may pursue in China. France is apparently disinterested, and Great Britain is the only European country that is vitally opposed to the course ol" Russia in Manchuria. It is stated that nothing has been received here indicating that an official announce ment has been made by the Russian govern ment that the treaty between Russia and China has lapsed. It is evident, however, that it has lapsed because the date for the evacuation of Manchuria has passed and the terms of the treaty have not been com plied with, and the treaty would naturally lapse In such a case. Japanese Minister's Statement. Aside from extensive military prcpara tions by both nations the Japanese legation here is not advised that either Russia or Japan has as yet committed any act of war. The Japanese minister is being kept constantly advised by cablegram from Tokio of the situation, and, realizing its gravely, he is moving with great caution. The negotiations between Russia and Japan, according to his advices, are still ir. progress, and there is hope of a diplo matic settlement of the questions at Issue. The minister today authorized the follow ing statement: "His attention having been called to a certain unauthorized statement attributed tJ him that the public utterances of :he Japanese people are all in favor of war with Russia, Mr. Kogore Takahira, the Japanese minister, states that whiie th"re is some disquiet due to the unsettled state of affairs which has existed so long in the far east. It seems that It has been aggra vated more recently by the unfounded rumors regarding military and naval move ments in certain quarters, but in his judg ment. the intelligent section of the Japa nese public has been generally calm and collected up to the present juncture, as they know that the matter has been for some time In the hands of responsible par ties of Japan and Russia and that th^y have been negotiating with a view to arriv ing at an understanding between them. For his own part. Mr. Takahira said, he ho,;es for the best, because the situation is not without an indication so far that the Rus sian government is considerably disposed lor a settlement of the question with Japan, and therefore so long as the nego tiations are proceeding with reasonable prospect of a result honorable to Japan, there Is no reason to be overanxious now, -This is." said the minister, "all that I can say at this moment." The News From St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG, October 12.?Signifi cance is attached here to the fact that the Official Messenger and the Journal de St. Petersbourg print the Berlin Lokal An zelger's dispatch relating to the movement of the Russian lleet and the possible coinci dent landing of Russian and Japanese troops in different parts of Core.!. Several newspapers publish reviews of Japan's mili tary and naval strength. The cancellation of the projected visit of the czar to Rome Is said to be due to the attiuui ? of the Italian socialist press and socialist deputies. Baron Hagashi in the Bark. LONDON. October 12.?Deprecating the rumors of a Japanese ultimatum to Rus sia, Ba. on Hayashi. the Japanese minister to Great Britain, in an Interview today, said lie had no information of such a char acter. adding that had Japan taken this ac tion "the Anglo-Japanese treaty would have necessitated my being immediately noti fied.'' so that he might inform the British government. The foreign office says it has no con firmation of the reports of Japanese mili tary movements at Ma-san-Pho. Japan has a special settlement, covering 650 acres, at Chapokpo, near Ma-san-Pho, granted to her by Corel in November, litOl, as an offset to the settlement at Ma-san Pho. previously granted to Russia by Corea. News Causes Unrest in England. In spite of the reassuring statements of the foreign office and Baron Hayashi. the frequent reiteration that hostilities between Russia and Japan are imminent, the mys terious movements of the Russian and Ja panese fleets, and the excited state of pub lie opinion in Japan are beginning to cause disquiet in Great Britain, which, by reason of her alliance with Japan, is so intimately concerned In any action which the latter may take in the far east. Only the most sanguine persons believe that In the event of hostilities they could be kept within the limits which would tree Great Britain from her obligations to sup ^ port her Japanese ally. Even Baron Haya shi. who heretofore has ridiculed all sug gestions of war, is not so optimistic today. Indirectly he admits the possibility of war *iy expressing the hope that In the event of a crisis Japan will have the active sym pathy of her ally. Great Britain. Japanese Minister's Admissions. While refusing to credit t'ne reports of an ultimatum having been delivered. Baron Hayashi admitted that the diplomatic sit uation had changed since October 8, and that developments may have arisen from the failure of the Russians to fulfill their engagement to evacuate Manchuria on that date. He. however, had heird nothing from his government on the subject. Che-foo. the source of the latest alarm ing news, is several hundred miles from Ma-san-pho, so the reports of Japanese military movements th'-re are likely lo be a repetition of similar stories circulated last week, which later accounts minimized. THE J.H.TILLMAN TRIAL ATTORNEYS AGREE TO ALTER NATE IN ARGUMENT. Defense Concedes That Gonzales Was Unarmed?Both Sides Refer to Gonzales' Editorials. LEXINGTON, S. C.t October 12?When the trial of J. H. Tillman was resumed this morning counsel agreed to alternate in ad dressing the jury, counsel for the defense announcing that but four of their number would speak. Solicitor Thurmond, before opening the argument addressed the court on the state's request for instructions to tiie jury as to the law in the case, the so licitor giving the state's interpretation of the law. At 10:30 o'clock Solicitor Thurmond began the opening address to the jury, en tering upon a review of the testimony ad duced by the state. The solicitor said that the editorials in the State were before the jury to show the feel ings existing between the defendant and Mr. Gonzales, and in this connection dwelt upon the freedom of the press. Going into detail he discussed the testimony of the principal witness for the state in compari son with that of witnesses for the defense contending for the showing made by the state. He concluded at 11:1."). Attorney Rembert. in opening for the de fense. devoted his arguments lirst to a ref erence to the State's editorials and their in fluence upon the defendant, ar.d to a de fense of a witness for the defense whose evidence was attacked by the state. He said the defense did not concede that Mr. Gon z Ues was unarmed at tiie time of the shoot ing, but he contended that the defendant believed that his lite was in danger when he met Mr. Gonzales. Attorney William Elliott, following for the state, said Mr. Tillman had recourse to [ the courts if he sought vindication on ac count of the editorir.ls in the St ite. He said Mr. Gonzales did not write all that appeared jn the editorials before the jury, saying some of the utterances were copied from other newspapers. A statement made by Mr. Gonzales which was taken down at the hospital in short hand was not offered in evidence, lie said, because the stenographer was the private secretary of Mr. Gonzales. Mr. Elliott con cluded at 1:30 p.m., when a recess was taken. SEVEN KILLED IN DRUNKEN ROW Tragedy on the Blackfoot Indian Res ervation in Montana. BROWNING. Mnnt.. October 12.?Seven persons have been killed and two wounded during a drunken row on the Blackfoot In dian reservation. Montana. The daad are: Wakes-up-Last. wife and three children. Mrs>. Susan Bigroad. Mrs. Little Plume. The wounded are: Alice Bigroad, shot In the leg; will re cover. J. Little Plume, throat and arm cut, re covery doubtful. A number of Indians secured a quantity of whisky Sunday night and started on a big spree. In some manner Wakes-up Last became engaged in a row with the rest of the party. During the altercation one Indian was slightly wounded. Waltes up-East shortly afterward went to lied. Eater in the night six friends of the wound ed man determined to kill W akes - u p - Last, although it is by no means certain that he was the wounded Indian's assailant. Wakes-up-East was shot through the head wliile in l>ed. His wife awoke and sorted to run from tiie house with her youngest child, when the Indians rushed at her, and, placing a revolver against the child's head, tired, killing mother and child with one shot. The other two children were shot through the head. Susan Bigroad was shot through the head. Mrs. Little Plume's throat was cut from ear to ear. Four ar rests have been made. CHINESE TO BE DEPORTED. Over 200 Without Proper Certificates Held in Boston. BOSTON, October 12.?Of the 330 or more Chinese taken into custody here yesterday because' they could not produce registration certificates, about I'M were released during the night, friends having placed tha requi site papers before the federal authorities. The police say that most of the others jiron ably will be deported. A largo number claim that their certifi cates h:>ve been lost, but the act of Con gress makes no provision for such loss, and In such cases, the authorities say, deporta tion must take place. EIGHT LADRONES TO BE HANGED. They Were Captured in Provinces of Island of Luzon. * MANILA, October 12.?Eight ladrones have just been sentenced here to be hanged and two to twenty-five years' imprisonment by Judge H. Sweeny. These men were captured in Bulucan and other provinces of Luzon adjacent to Manila. A second body of ladrones are in the Island of Panay, where they have attacked the town of Ibajay and killed thirtee-n of the inhabitants. There Is only a small po lice force there. ATTACKED BY HEAD HUNTERS. Lieut. Velasquez Loses Two Men and Kills Fifty-Three of Enemy. MANILA, October 12.?Lieut. Velasquez and thirty men of the constabulary were attacked recently by 500 head hunters of Nueva Vis>caya and lost two men after killing tifty-three and wounding a large number of the he-ad hunters. The enemy were armed with rifles and bolos. The con stabulary under command of Velasquez I are reported to be suffering from disease I similar to cholera. Dropped Dead From Heart Disease. DECATUR. 111., October 12.?J. W. But man. a retired capitalist, dropped dead to day from heart disease. He was eighty years old. On returning to Decatur last Friday from Cleveland. Ohio, Mr. Butman surprised his friends with an announce ment that he had just married Mrs. Florence Mitchell. He was for many years prominent in business here, managing the city gas plant and owning a large mercan tile establishment. He had no children. RECORDSOFEMPLOYES Those in Free Delivery to Be Gone Over Carefully. CHICAGO POST OFFICE THE POSTMASTER THERE WANTS AN INCREASE OF CLERKS. Also Ecsircs the Prompt Completion of Federal Euilding?Clerks at Substations. The announcement in The Evening Star of Saturday of the alleged purpose of the Pest Office Department to weed out the divisions of salaries and allowances and free delivery that were presided over re spectively by George W. lieavers and August W. Maehen produced a condition among the employes of those divisions borderinE on a panic. Expansion of the rural free delivery ser vice n ade it necessary to take on a large number of clerks. Many of these, it is said, received their appointments through the personal influence of Machen. It is understood to be the purpose of the Post Office Department to go over carefully the records of every employe who came into the service through Machen's influence. It Is probable that, within the next few months the personnel of tho rural free de livery employes here In Washington will be much changed. Just what the changes contemplated are the department officials will not divulge at this time. The Chicago Post Office. Postmaster F. E. Coyne and Representa tive H. S. Poutell of Chicago called today on Postmaster General Payne and Assist ants Wynne and Shallenberger in the In terest of a betterment of the postal facili ties in that city. Postmaster Coyne urged that three down town postal stations bo combined and moved to the new post office building at an early date. To accomplish this he urged the Immediate completion of the southeast wing of the new federal building and the use of this space for carrying on the work now divided among the Monadnoclc, Crll ly and board of trade stations. Mr. Coyne expressed the belief that this part of the structure might be made ready for tem porary use in a few months. Another matter that was taken up with the Post Office Department officials was that of the pressing need for additional clerks in the Chicago post office. Mr. Coyne said his present force of clerks was having difficulty in handling the Increased volume of mall, which Is at present greater than during the holiday season a year ago. lie also discussed with the officials the ques tion of increased pay for clerks in charge of substations. It is likely that an extra allowance will be granted for promotions which were held up last June. Clerks at Substations. Tho Post Office Department, it is un derstood, will Insist hereafter that the compensation for clerKs In charge of substations in Chicago and all other cities shall be governed by the actual business transacted; that is, the clerical work performed, such as money order and registered business, and not alone on the sale of stamps. As a rule, the substations are located in drug stores or groceries. In a number of cases throughout the country the de partment has found, it is understood, that the clerics, in payment for bills of goods for their stores, paid the same in stamps purchased from the government and credited to the substations, thereby running up their postal receipts and making their salaries larger. Postmaster Merritt was with Postmas ter General Payne an hour this morn ing. Mr. Merritt said that he called to discuss the general affairs of the city post office and that it had nothing to do with the investigation. Mr. L. C. Whitney of-Milwaukee, father of Mr. E. C. Whitney, Postmaster Gen eral Payne's private secretary, is spend ing a few days in Washington. Mr. Robb Goes to Cincinnati. Assistant Attorney General Charles H. Robb has gone to Cincinnati to be present at the trial of D. V. Miller, formerly an attorney in the office of the assistant at torney general for the Post Office Depart ment, and who was removed because of alleged connection with the Ryan Turf In vestment Company. Miiler was indicted by the federal grand jury at Cincinnati last week. MR. NORTH'S ANNOUNCEMENT. Temporary Force for the Census Bureau Will Not Be Engaged. A careful study of the situation in the census bureau has led to a rearrangement of the d ites for beginning the various in vestigations directed by Congress; it has been found feasible to schedule these in vestigations so that they can be carried to completion, one or two at a time, with great advantage to the celerity of the work ami in such a manner that nearly the eji tire clerical force ol' the bureau can be concentrated upon single investigations whenever desirable, without serious d^lay to any of them. As a result of this rearrangement of the work which would have been necessary sooner or later in order properly to place the bureau upon a permanent bcsls, it is found that about 230 clerks of the regular force can be transferred to the wo. k of compiling the Philippine census, immedi ately upon the completion of preliminary arrangements for taking up that work, namely, about November lo. This is a sufficient force to complete the work dur ing the present fiscal year. In consequence the director of the census announces that the temporary force, which it was thought would have to be appointed for that work, and which was authorized by the act of March 3, lift)'!, will not be needed. This announcement is made at this time In view of the fact that appli cations for temporary employment upon the Philippine census continue to flood the office, and In order that such applicants may understand that there will be no open ing for their employment. But for the Attorney General's decision, holding that the act of March 3. liKKl, makes the unexpended balance of the twelfth census fund available for all census pur poses, this arrangement would not have been possible. Personal Mention. Mr. Fred L. Fishback, private secretary to the Secretary of the Navy, resumed h:s duties at the department this morning, after a vacation of several weeks spent in visiting relatives in Ohio and Illinois. MaJ. Gen. H. C. Merriam, retired, who is visiting th.s city. Is at the Westminster. Brig. Gen. Henry C. Foote, retired. Is at the Cochran. Movements of Naval Vessels. The gunboat Vicksburg left Shanghai yes terday for Nanking, and the Nero sailed from Catlao for San Diego. The Nanshan has arrived at Hankow. GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE. Capt. Leonard Ordered to Report to Col. Symons. Capt. Henry Leonard of the marine corps, recently on duty at headquarters of the marine corps as aid to Gen. Heywood, has been ordered to report to Col. Symons, corps of engineers, U. S. A., superinten dent of public buildings and grounds and military aid to the President, for duty at the White House during the coming winter. The orders for him to report to the Secre tary of the Navy for duty in the office or the judge advocate general have been re voked and that assignment has been given to First Lieut. Harry R. Lay of the marine corps, who, since his return from the Pliil i[ pines, Iras been on duty at. the marine barracks. New York. Lieut. Lay reported at the Navy Department this morning. He relieves MaJ. William C. Dawson of the marine corps, who has been assigned to duty in the office of Col. Goodloe, paymas ter, at marine headquarters, Mills building. SECRETARY STODDARD'S CASE. I Charges Against Arizona Official to Be Taken Up This Week. Secretary Hitchcock returned to his desk at the Interior Department after an ab sence of more than a month. Many im portant matters relating to the affairs of his department await his attention. One of the most important of these relates to certain charges that have been made against Judge Isaac Stoddard, secretary of Arizona, which have been investigated by Governor Crodie of Arizona. The charges were made to the President, and he re ferred the papers to Governor Brodie, with a request that the matter be investigated. When the investigation was ended the papers were all sent to Secretary Hitch cock by the President, with a request that pioper action be taken. The secretary has had the papers in the case for several weeks, and expects to give a decision within the next two or three days. Judge Stoddard has come to Washington to present his side of the case, and called at the department this morning. Secretary Hitchcock hud not arrived fit the office, however, and Judge Stoddard left without accomplishing his mission. He has permis sion from the secretary to present his side of the case, however, in person, and will probably he given an opportunity to do so tomorrow. I The secretary was busy this morning | cptching tip with the department matters. He denied himself to all caller* except those | whose business was urgent. The secretary I states that he feels much improved by his rest at his New Hampshire home. He does not expect to leave town again this winter. 1 TO CONSOLIDATE BUREAUS. Plan Being Considered by the Sscretary of the Navy. Secretary Moody is considering a plan for the consolidation of certain bureaus of the Navy Department for the better efficiency of the service, and will present his views on the subject to Congress in hia annual re port. That the method of conducting business at the department can be improved is evi dent to Secretary Moody and Assistant Sec-, retary Darling. The plan fJov*, under con i sideration contemplates the oi'^tlon of one large bureau out of the tf.rew bureaus of construction and repair, steam englhearing j and equipment, to he known a* the bureau of ships. It is the intention to place the new bureau under the charge of a rear ad miral and its three subdivisions under charge of captains. That, in substance, is the scheme advocated by ex-Secretary Long. Other Important changes in the work of the bureaus and of the general board are under consideration by Secretary Moody. A reorganization of the board of construc tion. with a possible division of its work with the general board, has been suggested. It is not at all probable that the Secre tary will advocate the general Staff scheme for the navy, as recommended by the naval general board, of which Aumjral Dewey is the president. That proposition has been opposed from the first by .Assistant Secre tary Darling and a number of naval offi cers. QUIET AT ST. ANDREWS. Commander Hubbard Reports to the Navy Department Frond Colon. Commander Hubbard, commanding the gunboat Nashville, reports ta the Navy De partment from Colon that the situation Is quiet at St. Andrews Island,, and that he has forwarded a report by mail in regard to the reported troubles of the American la borers employed 011 the plantations 011 that island. The Nashville will remain at Colon for the present pending Instructions from the department. WITHDREW HIS SON. Cadet Calvo Will Not Remain at the West Feint Academy. Minister Calvo of Porto Rico has with drawn his son, Arthur R. Calvo, from the West Point Military Academy because, it is alleged, he invited Cadets Steesi and Ganoe to Newburg to take dinner and all drank more than was good for them. The sen tence of dismissal in the eases or Si.ee.-e and Ganoe was mitigated to suspension for I one year. Cadet Calvo entered tli3 academy under the provisions of a special act of Congress and was not subject to its ordi nary regulations. Contract for Seattle Building. The contract for the erection of the public building at Seattle, Wash;, has been award ed to Magrath & Duhamel of Seattle for <XiO. The building Is to be of Chucka muk stone, but the government reserves the light to substitute granite for that stone at an additional cost of $*>0,000. Maryland and Virginia Postmasters. John A. Porter was today appointed a fourth-class postmaster at Foster's Falls, Va. William L. Kopp was appointed postmas ter at Friesboro', Md. Consular Officers Recognised. The President has recognised the follow ing foreign consular officers; Dr. Felipe Rodriguez Mayorga, consul general of Nicaragua at San Francisco, Cal. Dr. Salvador Cordova, coasul general of Honduras at New York. Dr. John Francis, vice consul of Haiti at New York. William Joseph Kenny, British consul general at Manila, for the Philippine Is lands. Capt. Campbell Retired. Capt. William A. Campbell, 22d Infantry, having been reported Incapacitated for active service on account of disability in cident thereto, has been placed on the re tired list. Capt. Campbell ia a native of New Jersey and e&listed as ajwivate in the 12th Infantry In October. ltJSo. He was appointed second lieutenant of the Oth In fantry in February. 18M?. and became cap tain of the 22d Injmntry ii, May, 1800. He is a graduate of Infantry and Cavalry School, of the etas* of 19m. <? Resignation of Lieut. Richardson. The resignation of First Lieut. George H. Richardson, assistant surgeon, has been accepted by the President to take effect January 1. MR, HANNA IS BITTER He Scores Tom Johnson on All Occasions. SERIOUS PREDICTIONS IN" CASE OF SUCCESS OF THE DEMOCRATS. Declares the Industrial Conditions of 1895 Will Be Repeated on a Severer Scale. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 12.?With a month of the campaign yet to run, the po litical contest in this state has reached the white heat stage. Senator Hanna has thrown dignity to the winds, and in the use of invective and intemperate language is scarcely taking a second place to Mayor Johnson himself. So far as Senator Hanna and Mayor Johnson are concerned the "stump" work now in progress is largely of the mud-slinging variety. "Fakir." cries the senator, referring to Mayor Johnson. "Corruptionist," replies the mayor, speak ing of Senator Hanna. To the credit of Col. Herrlck, the republican candidate for gov ernor, and of John II. Clarke, the demo cratic candidate for United States s^n.itor, it can be said that in their campaign speeches they address themselves to the proper issues of the campaign, state or na tional; confine their discussion to measures, and are dignified and respectful. Senator Has Decided Views. In some of his latest speeches Senator Hanna seems to have lost his head. At Piqua he declared that republican defeat in Ohio would bring back the business and in dustrial paralysis of 18!?5 and 'IK). "I want to go on record on this proposi tion." said he. "If by your votes next month you serve notice upon the country that you favor casting aside the safe busi ness principles that have brought the pres ent prosperous conditions, bye-and-bye?and it will not be very long?you will be eating at the soup houses again. And why? A burnt child dreads the fire, and within three weeks' time after such notice has been served the captains of industry will see that the vessels over which they preside lighten sail and hug the shore. It will be an indication to them that that man whom I call the national leader of tl?e socialists in this country?he denies it and objects to the character ization, but I repeat it. for it is so?is coming up over the horizon as a candidate for the highest office in the land, with some hope of success. Just now there is a lull In business and industries all over the land, due to the slight uncertainty as to the result of the election in Ohio and elsewhere. If this remote contingency has such a depressing effect upon the business 1 of the country, think what a quietus would be put upon the industrial relations of the nation if on the morning of November 4 It should be announced that Johnson had cap tured the Ohio legislature." Mr. Hanna's Friends Smile. Senator Hanna's attempt to arbitrate the present shutting down of steel plants and mines to fear of a possible democratic victory in Ohio, and virtually to take the position Vhat continuation of prosperous times depended upon his election to the Senate for another term, has made many of even his own party smile, and others to remark that in such a view of the case there would seem to be little hope for the country left in case the senator should die. The shutting down of the iron plants and the mines, however, presents a very serious matter to the republican leaders. The state ments given out by the officials of the United States Steel Company indicate that work will hardiy be resumed in the mills now closed before the election. It all depends unon how Quickly the surplus stock on hand is used up. The coal combination is not so frank about it, but mining is checked evidently to keep up the price of coal. The closing of the steel mills will make a rcduced demand for coal. Next Monday the directors of the glass trust meet in this city to take action in regard to the overproduction which is found in the market, and which is s.igging prices badly. No doubt many pots will be put out of business for the present, so that the situation presents much for the republican leaders to think about. Fusion in Lucas County. Mayor Johnson has effected a funion of the democrats and "Golden Rule" Jones re publicans in Lucas county, for which he has been working for many weeks, and the fu sion ticket is quite sure to bring to the sup port of the whole anti-Hanna movement there a very considerable element of the republicans who believe in Mayor Jones. That means that Lucas county, with the four seats in the general assembly to which the county is entitled?formerly sure repub lican?is now in doubt. Unfortunately for the republicans, the fusion movement eomes just at a time when the people of Toledo have been stirred to the highest excitement by an unsuccessful attempt?engineered by many of the same men who are managing Senator Hanna's interests there?to rush a highly objectionable street railway fran chise ordinance through the city council. Mr. Jones, the "golden rule" mayor, op posed It with all his power, but it would have gone through had not the people gath ered about the city hall, plainly according to the wishes of the mayor, and overawed the councilmen. It has given Mavor Jones another opportunity to get a grasp upon the people of the city of Toledo without're fcard to party, and it is quite certain that he will be able to lead an element of the re publicans over to the supnort of the fusion ticket. Situation in Muskingfum County. In Muskingum county the republicans find also some cause for uneasiness. Col. A. R. Boone, a railway promoter, given to vision ary schemes, but somehow always able to surround himself with a considerable com pany of supporters in whatever he under takes, has undertaken the defeat of Repre sentative Oarr, who is a candidate for re election on the republican ticket. Col. Boone is a republican and has quite a following in the party in Zanesville. The lis=-t of speakers secured by the repub lican state comXlttee and the dates assign ed show that it Is their plan to flood the state with campaign speakers, chiefly from outside the state, during the last two weeks of the campaign. The democrats will con tinue to depond upon home talent for cam paign speaking. Only Bryan and Clarence Darrow, the Chicago attorney, have been called into the state. Reports from the first drxy's registration of voters, which is required in ail the prin cipal cities, show unexpected interest in the election. This is a very safe index of popu lar Interest in a crfmjKUgn. Here in Colum bus It was the largest first day's registra tion since the law. went into effect. Tl^e number registering was over a thousand more than on the first day last year. The same thing is true, only in a smaller de gree, In the other large cities. Big Registration in Cincinnati. The greatest surprise in this line comes from Cincinnati. It was thought that the opposition on the pkrt of the McLean demo crats to Tom L. Johnson would lead them to omit registering, but the number regis tering there on Thursday was 5,000 more than on the flrst day last year, and equal almost to half the total vote In the city. So bitter Is the feeling on the part of the McLean democrats toward Mayor John > son. however, that this high registra tion cannot be interpreted to mean good things for Johnson in Hamilton county. It probably m?ans that the Mc Lean men are going after him to the full extent of their power on election d:;y. and will not be content with merely refusing to vote for him. They are qualifying to vote and will no doubt vote for Col. ller rick. the republican candidate for governor, and the republican candidates for the legis lature. Many have put the republican plu rality in Hamilton county at SO.O.Jil. and there is good reason for the prediction. This will, of course, vastly help the repub lican state ticket, but not the legisl itive situation, for the Hamilton county delega tion has always?b?en conceded to the re publicans. and piling up the plurality for them will be simply useless surplusage. ? ? ? ? ELECTION TOMORROW CLOSE OF BITER CAMPAIGN IN INDIANAPOLIS. Three-Cornered Contest for the Mnyor alty, With the Next United States Senator3hip Involvde. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., October 12.?To morrow's municipiJ election ends the most bitter municipal campaign this city ever saw. Mayor Bookwalter, republican, seeks re-election, and is opposed by Attorney John W. Holtzman, democrat, and George Hitz, business man, on the prohibition independent ticket. Holtzman was sprung by a new democratic organization, of which James Keaeh is chairman. This organiza tion is the one that ousted Thomas Taggart as political boss in Indianapolis. Repub licans are claiming that Taggart wiil throw his influence to Bookwalter because of this throw-cown, while Taggart, who is .a can didate for national committeeman and na tional chairman, shows his faith in Holtz man's election by talilng the Holtzman ends of $1,000 of stray betting. Republican friends of Senator Albert J Beveridge ure most ardent supporters of Bookwalter. Beveridge seeks re-election by the next legislature, members of which are fleeted next fall. With Indianapolis in the hands of the democrats. Beveridge's friends argue that the Marion county delegation probably would be democratic. Indianapo lis is in Marion county. This county has fourteen votes out of a total of 150, and in the belief that next fall's election will be close, making the re-election of Beveridge doubtful, the cry has been "Vote for Book waiter and thus support Beveridge." Senator Fairbanks lies been a warm sup porter of Beveridge. He made a speech in the city hall Saturday night to 5,0(K) voters. Beveridge spoke to as large a crowd a week ago. The entire state, especially the re publican element, is interested in the out come on account of Senator Beveridge. Sergeant-at-Arm.= Dan Ransdell of Wash ington has come to Indianapolis to help re elect Bookwalter. He says it is imperative on account of the danger to Beveridge's chances if the democrats should be elected. This will be the first time voting machines have been used in an Indiana election. Fifty thousand votes will be cast. Hitz probably will get 3,000. and neither Book waiter nor Holtzman will get a large ma jority. The city has been republican in national elections, but Thomas Taggart was elected mayor three times as a democrat. The term is for two years. JOHNSON'S PLAN FAILED. He Attempted to Discipline Insurgent Democratic Editors of Ohio. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. COLUMBUS Ohio, October 12.?An at tempt on the part of Tom L. Johnson to discipline the democratic newspapers of the state who are cold in their support of his candidacy for governor has failed signally. All democratic editors of the state, except the editors of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Columbus Citizen, had been Invited here to meet Charles P. Salen, the chairman of the dem ocratic committee. The ignored editors, "arch traitors" of the democratic press of Ohio, as Johnson calls them, were to have been censured by resolution, which A. P. Turnipseed, Mr. Johnson's leader in Hamilton county, brought with him. However, only four teen editors responded to the invitation, and the editor of the Columbus Citizen, who simply heard of it, "butted in." His pres ence and the small attendance discouraged tiie movement and the resolutions were not produced. The Enquirer's news report of the meeting is a sarcastic attack on John son. THE ALASKAN BOUNDARY. Commission to Settle Case Begins to Consider Verdict. LONDON. October 12.?The last stage of the Alaska boundary arbitration began to day when the commissioners met in secret session to consider their verdict. Senator Lodge and Prof. Sir Louis Jette, one of the Canadian commissioners, were early on hand, and War Secretary Root and Senator Turner followed them into the cabinet room of the foreig i office, w'-ere the d ?!ibrirations are being held. Later Commissioner Ayles worth of Canada, who had been in the country, put in an appearance. No decision la expected today. While noth ing can be known definitely a very hopeful feeling prevails in American circles. A significant reflex of this appears in today'3 Times. Dealing with the difficulties en countered in the selection of a new British ambassador to the United States and the irritation which he would have to face both in Canada and the United States if the Alaska tribunal broke up with a disagree ment. the Times says: "We rejoice to say that there is believed to be something more than a possibility that an award may be agreed upon, or rather that seven questions may be so an swered as to end the matter." The commissioners will sit daily from 11 a.m. until 1:80 p.m.. when they will ad journ for lunch, and will resume their de liberations at 2 p.m., adjourning for th3 day at 4 p.m., until a decision is reached. The commissioners adjourned at 4:10 p.m. today without having reached a de cision. TO WITNESS MANEUVERS. Two British Officers Detailed to Go to Fort Riley. Lieut. Col. W. H. Blrkbeck, a distin guished officer of the British army, and Capt. Dudley R. de Chair of the British navy have been specially detailed by the British government to attend the military maneuvers of the army ana organized mili tia at Fort Riley, Kan. They reported to Major General Corbin. assistant chief of the general staff, at the War Department today and were given letters of introduction to General Bates, commanding the department of the lakes, who has charge of the coming maneuvers. Col. Murphy to Marry. SpecUl Diapatch to The Evening Star. RICHMOND, Va., October 12.?The en gagement of CoL John Murphy, the wealthy owner of Murphy's Hotel, to Miss Mary Louise O'Connor of the city, niece of Con gressman M. P. O'Connor of South Caro lina, was announced today. The marriage will take place in this city November 4. AT THE WHITE HOUSE Conferences as to Work of Extra Session. |CUBAN RECIPROCITY ? ? THAT SUBJECT ALONE TO BE CON SIDERED. No Likelihocd cf Tariff or Financial Legislation Before Presi dential Election. President II >o?evelt informed h's congres sional callers who ni. d Inquiries today that tiiey could prepare to get to Washing ton by November!!, at which time the extra session will begin its work. Tic President will promulgate his c.tll for tic session on the U'Hh of this month. so as to leave no doubt that there w II be one. Al houcU congressmen nil over the count: y have 1<> >g been aware that an extra ses.-!on was ul i most a c.crtainiy, they hive ferv atly hoped that something would change th? Presi dent's Ideas of the necessity of the meet ing. Many of them have not been aMe to agree with the ''resident's concius'ons as to the neci -sity f..j the extra rcsslon and have hoped that the President would thiiik the mutter over in a way to cause him to de termine that the wo. k cut out for the extra session could Just i s well be done at the regular sess 0:1 beginning in December. Work of Extra Session Discussed. The President's Cillers this morning in cluded Representatives Grosvenor of oh'o and Dalzcil and Olusicd of P nnsylvunla. prominent figures in ii: work of past, and, 110 doubt, of co r.in^ Coniress a. All' of them discussed with the chief executive the question of tiie extri s sslon and its possible work, Re;re.--entat.ve-s Dalzeil'aiul Grosvenor . re l.oui members of the rules conmlttae of the House, an i, with the Speaker, partially shape the legislation of that body. Their call at the sune time at the White House w is mere accident and related in no way to the bu iness of ttie extra session. They h id not seen etch other before for month.-', and h ive not hoen in correspondence. They substantially agree, however, thit tlie extra session will do no other business tli in h indie tiie ques t.on of Cuban reciprocity. There will be no tariff cr financial legislation, and the ses sion will be de oted to the one subject which will be embraced in the call of the President. Democrats Will Talk Tariff. "The democrats will probably take up considerable time talking over the general subject of the tariff," said Mr. Dal sell, who is the chief of the republican stand patters, "but there will be 110 tariff legis lation, either at the extra session or at the regular session. The democrats have nothing else they can talk about, and so I presume they will waste many good Eng lish words on a mighty good law. The country is prosperous, despite pessimists here and there, and there will be 110 tariff revision." Both Gen. (Jropvenor and Representative Olmsted hold precisely similar views. "No general revision of the tariff is nee-.Ied now or in the future." said Mr. Olmsted, "and when it is necessary it ought to be d'ine from a business point of view, and not by politicians. No. there is no shutting down of Pennsylvania industries permanently. Some concerns that have been going at full speed are taking time to make repairs and get In shape for future work." The Ways and Means Committee. The. Impression prevails among the re publican leaders that Immediately after the election of Representative Cannon us Speaker he will appoint the ways and means committee. That body will have to ir.itiate the program as to the ratification of the treaty, and put it before the House. There are four vacancies on the committee, assuming that Mr. Cannon wiil reappoint all tl.e old members except those who have retired from the House. Three republican members of the committee will not l<e In the next House. Mr. Hopkins was elected senator from Illinois to succeed W. jZ. Mason; Representative Sfceele of Indiana, was defeated by young L.andls. and Chester I. I^ong of Kansas was elected to the Senate in place of Senator Harris. On the democratic side of the committee Francis Ci. Newlands of Nevada was elected to the Senate. Representative Cannon is unuir steiod to have made his selections for this committee, and wiil be ready to announce them soon after he has been elected Speak er. He v ill not be handicapped by pre election pledges, and is in a position to make his selections without consultation with anybody. The committee on rules and the commit tees on accounts and mileage will prob ably be the only other committees to be appointed by Mr. Cannon at the extra ses | sion. The committee on rules now eon j sists of the Speaker, Representatives Dal zell and Gro.;vonor, republicans, and Rep | resentatives Richardson and I'nderv.ood. democrats. There lias boon some talk that the Speaker might desire an enlargement of this committee, for various reasons. One suggestion is that lie will want a. com mittee of seven. The committee on ac counts will be almost a new one. as a large number of the members of the o'd com mittee were retired frora Congress, On mileage there need not be such a change if the Speaker sees rit to retain the old mem bers of this committee. Johnson's Many Mistakes. Representative Grosvenor is not yet ready with a detailed prediction of the re sults in Ohio. As to the results generally he does not hesitate to cay that Tom John son is a badly beaten man, and that the majority against him will be something tremendous. "Johnson has left undone nothing that would hurt him during the campaign." said General Grosvenor. "and he will be beaten so badly that it wiil take away all his taste for polities in the fu ture if he lias any eapneity of realizing the significance of things. T .en the conserva tive democrats will get control of things, but the two elements will be so long in getting together again that the republi cans can look forward to many years in control of affairs in Ohio. I have not made up my mind what the figures will be by which the republicans vrili win." No Financial Legislation. Representatives Grosvenor and Dalzcil do not believe that there will be any im portant financial legislation until after the next presidential election. "There may be some legislation that will pass under the heading of financial," Raid General Gros venor. "but it will be of no material conse quence. The country is doing well, and there is no hurry for additional legislation on currency and finance." T&ft is Coming in January. President Roosevelt has received word from Governor Taft. In the Philippines, that he will be able to get his work in shape in the islands and get to this country In Jan uary to take the oath of office as Secretary of War to succeed Kllhu Root. The exact date for the arrival and assumption of du ties can not he definitely fixed. General Dodge talked to the President this morning about the ceremonies Incident to the unveiling of the statue to Genera] Sherman. . The President today received tk* menr