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THE EVENING STAR.
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NEW YORK, October It',.?T'nder the di rection of .ill advance a Kent. 4'JO members of John Alexander Dowie's 7.ion hosts arrived from Chicago on the Balimore and Ohio railroad early today to participate in a cru sade for tlie regeneration of New York. All appeared cheerful and happy and said they had had an enjoyable trip. They landed at the Battery and at once boarded cars for Madison Square Garden. As soon as the lirst car started the crowd on board began singing a hymn and-a large crowd of curious spectators gathered round those waiting outside the ferry house. Men In the Dowie party distributed tracts among them. The men were all dressed in a uni form resembling that worn by the United States Infantry. The women uid not wear uniforms. Arrival of Dowie. Dowie himself arrived in his special train at the Grand Central station, disappointing the crowds who were awaiting him at the West Shore railroad ferry, ills train having come from Albany over the Hudson river division. His private carriage was awaiting him at the West Shore depot, and the Zion leader with his son and two lieutenants took a public hack to the hotel. A number of his own people greeted Dr. Dowie, but there was little demonstration. Another train bringing adherents of Dr. Dowie had previously arrived on the New York Central railroad. One hundred of the Dowieites, who reached the city via the Pennsylvania rail road ferry, were met by a score of board ing house keepers. They were hurried in cabs or trolley cars to Madison Square Gar den. It required mure than ten trucks to haul all their baggage to this city. Some of the trunks were decorated with small gold crosses printed on white paper and stuck on the baggage. Besides his son. Dowie was accompanied by his wife. Carl F. Stern, chief of police of Zion City, and Robert Massey. All regis tered at the Plaza Hotel. Madison Square Garden, which is to be the headquarters of the host for most of the time they are here, was soon occupied by l.sno of the citizens of Zion. Each pre sented at the entrance an identification card I>ear1r.g the photograph of the holder, and every person was carefully scrutinized by Director General Mitchell. Skirmishing' for Breakfast. All had expected to breakfast in the gar den, but It had been Impossible to make provision today for any meals before !5 p.m.. ar.d they left the garden in search of a meal in neighboring restaurants. Scat tered around the entrance to the garden were the Zion guards, each dressed in a black uniform and a black peaked cap. On the cap just above the peak was a gilt dove and under it the word braided in gilt let ters, "Patience." In the belt that they wore was the usual sword strap, but instead of a weapon the strap held a Bible. All who wished were assigned to quar ters in nearby boarding houses. Conspicuous among the arrivals was the Zion Hand, numbering thirty-eight mem bers, nil dressed in bright green uniforms. Among tlie most prominent of those who arrived today was Elder Abraham E. I.ee, general recorder of the Zion restoration host, who has charge of the restoration movement all over the world. others who arrived were Charles E. Bar nard, formerly a Chicago banker anil now general financial manager for Dowie; Rev. W O. Dinius. chaplain of the Zion Guards, who wears their uniform; Deacon James S. 1'eters, who has charge of the transporta tion arrangements, and Elders Farr and Hall of Chicago. Roll Call at Madison Square. After a rest Dr. Dowie proceeded to Madi son Square Garden where about 30 0 of the host awaited him. When he stepped into the vast hall the assemblage rose and faced t lie overseer Holding up his hand he said: "Peace be to thee." "Peace to the.' lie multiplied." answered the great crowd in one voice. Dr. Dowie then made his way to the bal cony. asked for a roll call anil assigned the audience to sections of the hall, sepa rating them according to the trains by which they arrived. His orders were re peatedly interrupted by the hammering of carpenters still at work preparing the hall for the use of the Zionists, but who at lirst paid little attention to his orders to desist hammering. When Dr. Dowie sent an overseer to ask them to stop, they sent word that they were working to keep a contract and could not stop The "oil was then called. After looking over things at Madison Square Gar Jen, Dr. Dowie gathered the re porters together and talked to them for over an hour. He said that his mission here Is one of peace, and that during the tlirte weeks that the followers of the Chris tian Catholic Church are here they expect to visit every family In this city at least twice. Comes as Prophet Elijah. He said also that he comes in the capao Jty of the prophet Elijah, and in accord ance with the revelation he made in 1S!?1 to an audience of 7,tMK) people in the Audi torium, Chicago, and promises to explain more fully what the revelation means. He said that he is a law-abiding citizen of this country, is opposed to secret societies, and only asks for fair play for himself and his people. He said further he has fought many battles against wrong, and has al ways won; that his coming to New York is not a money-making scheme, and he does not care if the people here do not pay nls gas bills. "1 ha v.* coine not to New York as the repre sentative of a powerful ecclesiastical body," he declared, "but in my prophetic capacity. I care not for your smiles. 1 am as indif ferent to ridicule as to any other wrong. Your facile pens should never be harnessed to ridicule. There is a place for ridicule and satire, but I say your pens should never !>e used in ridiculing any man who believes he has a solemn message to humanity. It never pays to tight against God. I am not going to dodge anything. I am a very open man and have no concealments." "I have come to the city of New York in obedience to what 1 believe to be the command of God. I have long considered that this city, which is the metropolts of this great republic, and is also the great est citv on the American continent, was worthy of the most careful consideration and preparation at my hands." On the authority of Mrs. Carl F. Stern, daughter of John Alexander Dowie and wife of the chief of police of Zion City, it was learned that Mrs. Dowie had been robbed of a diamond and pearl brooch in the private car attached to the special train In which the Dowie party reached the city. The theft occurred at the Grand Central station during the confusion of leaving the rara. DELAY IS ADVOCATED i Friends of Panama Canal Do Not Want Action, NEW POLICY OUTLINED COLOMBIA NOT RESPONSIBLE AS ABE GEEAT FOWEHS. Should Deal With the South American Nation Only as With a Will ful Child. A very decided effort is being made on the part of the advocates of the Panama canal route to advance the idea that the United States should not deal with Colom bia in its refection of the canal treaty ex actly as it would in the case of any of the great and substantial powers. They claim I that the character of the Colombians and the revolutionary condition in that country are such as to make the course of the I'nited States very different than it would be if Great Britain. France cr Germany were a party to the treaty. This view of the canal problem is par ticipated in by very many senators and representatives who in tlie last Congress fought for the ratification of the canal treaty. They say that it would not be proper for the administration to give any intimation to this effect because it would be sure to offend Colombia and to obstruct further negotiations; and at the same time they assert that the only way to handle this problem judiciously will be to look upon Colombia as a willful and vacillating child, and that, although Colombia stands as an independent nation, exercises the right of sovereignty and must be dealt with in a respectful manner, yet the fact remains that the Colombian government cannot be regarded as responsible for its acts in the same sense that applies to the great pow ers. Dealing With Great Nations. If Great Britain. Germany or France had rfjected a treaty such as that the United States has proposed with Colombia, it would have been looked upon as offensive to pro ceed in a way to indicate that the act was not conclusive or serious. Yet that is what many leaders in administrative and con gressional circles believe is best to be done in the case of Colombia. There is no intention of allowing the ex cessive demands of Colombia or of becom ing a party to her suspected plan for elimi nating the French canal company from the negotiations. It has long been well known that the dominant faction in the Colombian congress believe that their greatest advan tage lies in permitting the present canal concession held by the French company to lapse in the fall of next year before making llnal terms with the I'nited States. They have argued that if that could be brought about there would be no reason why the United States should not be as willing to pay to Colombia alone the I,<HXI that has been offered for the property and con cession as It would he to pay it to the com pany and Colombia together. They are in clined. it is said, to take action looking to a declaration that the extension of the treaty with the French company was ille gal, as it was given by the president of the country and has never been sanctioned by the Colombian congress. The French com pany paid for that extension of the con cession $l.(Ki.?,(XK>, and that the Colombian government would be willing to return to them according to reports from Colombia. Vigorously Opposed by Company. This proposition will, of course, be vig orously opposed by the company, which ?would claim that it makes no allowance for what has been spent on the isthmus since the extension was granted. They would also oppose the proposition on the ground that the extension was valid and made under authority conferred upon the pr< sident of Colombia by the constitution of that nation, as a power he should exer cise in times of revolution wiien the un settled condition on the isthmus made It Impossible for the nation to exercise its necessary functions if such power were not lodged somewhere. In this controversy between the Fren. h company and the I'nited States the great est protection of the company will lie !n the fact that the administration here is strongly opposed to any course that looks toward wiping out the interest of the com pany in the canal. The belief is very gen eral that such a course would he tainted with bad faith and trickery. U the same time there is strong opposition t> increas ing the allowance for the canal property made in the proposed treaty which the United States Senate has ratified, slid which the Colombian congress has rejected. The consideration named in that treaty Is j in excess of the amount that the records ' indicate tluit Colombia showed an inclina tion to accept in former stages of the effort to have this country assume the responsi bility for the building of the canal. "Stand Pat" Policy. The policy that is being advanced as far as possible in administrative and con gressional circles is in favor of "standing pat." In due time, it is argued, the Colombian government and congress will I come to understand that what the United States has offered Is the best that Colom bia can get. The differences of thought and manner of transacting business be tween the Colombians and the people of this country. It is said, is such that the situation that has arisen is only that which should be expected. Th?? Colombians, upon learning that the isthmian canal commis sion 'of the United States had declared in favor of the Panama route as preferable under the circumstances to the Nicaraguan route were elated to the extent of believ ing that the I'nited States would have to acquire that route at any cost or sacrifice. They Do Not Bealize Condition. The Colombians do not fully realize that there are numerous experts and public men who believe that the best interests of this country would be served by having this treaty permanently rejected, so that the Nicaragua canal could be built. They do not fully appreciate the importance of the fact that the President of the United States could any day procee4 to frame a tteaty with Nicaragua for the building of the canal over that route, and that it is en tirely within the possibilities of the near future that he may do so. But It is hoped that by proceeding slowly the Colombians will be brought to see this matter in its right liglii and realize that their Dest ad vantage lies in the direction of having the treaty already presented to them ratified When Congress meets this policy of delay will be vigorously preached, and it will have some very strong advocates. The gen eral proposition will be made that the mat ter should at least not be interfered with by congressional declaration or until at least another year has gone by. That pol icy will have the support of the Panama canal advocates, as well as those who op pose any canal, and the latter faction In Congress is very strong. There seems to be little doubt that had not the opponents of any canal voted In favor of the Panama project at the last session of Congress the Panama, canal would not have been se lected. Some senators openly declared thaf they favored Panama because they did not believe a Panama canal would be built. They opposed the Nicaragua route because they believed that were that route adopted thu result would be the actual building of an Isthmian canal. ILLEGAL CITIZENSHIP THOUSANDS OF NATURALIZATION PAPERS IN VIOLATION OF LAW. Reports of Department cf Justice Special Agents?Attorney General Knox's Circular. Special agents of the Department of Jus tice are reporting' to that department that thousands of illegal naturalization papers are being granted to aliens ull over the country in violation of provisions of th*J immigration law passed at the last session ot Congress. Just what is to be done in the matter the department officials do not know. The methods of the state courts appear to be lax in many cases, and it is reported that in one court in Chicago a judge granted 1 ,MK) naturalization papers in one evening. Section .".0 of the immigra tion act Is so worded that it is felt that several hundred thousand citizens have been illegally made by the courts of record since the passage of the act in the closing days of the last Congress. In New York the courts have been more careful and rig crous than elsewhere. The Attorney General's Circular. In July last Attorney General Knox en deavored to bring to the attention of courts all over the country the provisions of see t'on SO. and to do so sent out the following circular to court officials and governors of states: Department of Justice. Washington. I). C., July 21, UI03. The Clerk of the District Court, Dis trict of . Sir: I herewith inclose for your informa tion a printed copy of section .'!!? of the act of Congress, approved March 3, l!Ki3 (to take effect July 3. 1003), entitled "An act to regulate tin immigration of aliens into the I'nited States." The law provides that all courts and tri 'unals, and all judges and officers thereof, having Jurisdiction of naturalization pro ceedings or duties to perform in regard thereto shall, on the final application for naturalization, make careful inquiry into 'such matters as are expressly mentioned in the act. and before issuing the final order or certificate of naturalization shall cause to be entered of record the affidavit of the applicant and of his witnesses, so far as applicable, reciting and affirming the truth of every material fact requisite for natural ization. And the law further provides that all final orders and certificates of natural ization hereafter made shall show on their face specifically that said affidavits were duly made and recorded, and all orders and certificates that fail to show such facts shall be null and void. The attention of this department has been, called to the fact that certificates of nat uralization issued by certain courts of the United States fail to show on their face that the affidavits were duly made and re corded. as required by section 30. It is, therefore, deemed proper to remind the clerks of the district courts throughout the I'nited States of the provision of law above referred to. You are also requested to inform your deputy, or deputies, as to the specific re quirements of the law relative to natural ization. Respectfully. P. C. KNOX, Attorney General. Provisions of Section Thirty-Nine. The law to which the Attorney General has called attention is as follows: Sec. 30. That no disperson who believes in or who is opposed to all organized govern ment. or who is a member of or affiliated with any organization entertaining and teaching such belief In or opposition to all organized government, or who advocates or teaches the duty, necessity or propriety of the unlawful assaulting or killing of any officer or officers, either of specific in dividuals or of officers generally, of the government of the United States or of any other organized government, because of his or their official character, or who has vio lated any of the provisions of this act, shall be naturalized or be made a citizen of the United States. All courts and tribunals and all judges and officers thereof having juris diction of naturalization proceedings or du ties to perform in regard thereto shall, on the final application for naturalization, make careful inquiry into such matters, and before issuing the firnil order or cer tificate of naturalization cause to be en tered of record the affidavit of the appli cant and of tils witnesses so far as appli cation. reciting and affirming the truth of every material fact requisite for naturali zation. All final orders and certificates of naturalization hereafter made shall show on their face specifically that said affidavits were duly made and recorded, and all or ders and certificates that fail to show such facts shall be null and void. That any person who purposely procures naturalization in violation of the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than ?>,000. or shall be imprisoned not less than one nor more than ten years, or both, and the court In which such conviction is had shall thereupon adjudge and declare the order or decree and all certificates admit ting such persons to citizenship null and void. Jurisdiction is hereby conferred on the courts having jurisdiction of the trial of such offense to make such adjudication. That any person who knowingly aids, ad vises or encourages any such person to ap ply for or to secure naturalization cr to file the preliminary papers declaring an in tent to become a citizen of the United States, or who in any naturalization pro ceeding knowingly procures or gives false testimony as to any material fact, or who knowingly makes an affidavit false as to any material fact required to be proved In such proceeding, shall be fined not more than $.">,<100, or imprisoned not less than one nor more than ten years, or both. The foregoing provisions concerning nat uralization shall not be enforced until ninety days after the approval hereof. NEW $10 COUNTERFEIT. * _ Warning Sent Out by the Secret Ser vice. The secret service has sent out the fol lowing warning of the appearance of a new counterfeit ?10 note: "Series of 1001; check letter C; plate num ber 8?i: J. W. Lyons, register of the treas ury; Ellis H. Roberts, treasurer of the United States; portraits of Lewis and Clark. This counterfeit Is a well-executed lithographic production printed on good quality bond paper, but no attempt has been made to imitate the silk fiber of the genuine. The face design of the counter feit appears flat, due to the failure to re produce the light-and-shade effects of the genuine. This is particularly noticeable in the medallion portraits of Lewis and Clark and the picture of the buffalo. The color of the seal, numbering, and large X with su perimposed TEN, face of note, is pink in stead of carmine. The lathe work on back of note is poor." Rural Free Delivery in Virginia. The Post Office Department has author ized the establishment of a rural free de livery service at Plzarro, Floyd county, Va., beginning November 10. There will be two routes, the combined length of which is 47'a miles, area covered, 37 square miles; population served, 1420; number of houses on routes, 230. Personal Mention. Dr. Walter A. Wells returned yesterday from New York city. Mr. F. D. Smith of the bureau of en graving and printing, formerly of Hagers town, Md., left yesterday to uttend the fair at that place. For Chairman of House Ap propriations "Committee. GEN, BINGHAM'S STAND WOULD MUCH BATHES DO WITH OUT THE HONOR. < Prefers to Devote His Time and Atten tion to Looking After the Interests of Philadelphia. Representative ' Henry H. Bingham cf Pennsylvania favors) the appointment of Representative James A. Hemenway of Indiana as chairman of the House commit tee on appropriations. Gen. Bingham was in th^city today. He i3 the ranking member of the committee on appropriations after Chairman Cannon, who v.'ill become Speaker of the Houso and retire from that position. Mr. Hemenway is tlie next member on the committee, and it lias been generally understood that the latter would be made chairman of the com mittee. ( "Mr. Cannon understands my position cn the subject of the chairmanship very well." said Gen. Bingham today when seen by a Star reporter. "In the second session of the last Congress lie was told Just how 1 felt about taking that place. I hope that Mr. Hemenway will get the chairmanship. "The fact is, there are no attractions in that chairmanship for me. I have been 111 the committee and have seen how hard Mr. Cannon has to work in filling those duties. His thorough familiarity with the work ot the committee made it comparatively easy for him. I have had 110 desire to assume such responsibilities. Will Look After Philadelphia. "The demands of Philadelphia are very great, and I will have my time fully tak.'ii up in looking after them." It was suggested that lie. weuld be in as gcod a position to look after the interests of his city as a member of the committje as well as if he was chairman. "Much better," he replied. "The fact is, the chairmanship would be embarrassing in that respect. "1 am getting along in years, he con tinued, "and I have abundant examples of what has happened to men who have at tempted too much at my time of life. I have no sentimental ambition for the chairmanship, anil will be fully satisfied 111 looking after the interests of Philadhl phia and general matters that must come before e\'v=ry member of the House." Only Cuba in Special Session. When asked as to what Congress would do in the special session. Gen. Bingham promptly replied that not .ing except the Cuban question would be- tSken up. "If the session had been called for some time in October," he saiifc "there might have been time to consider other matters, nd the financial question might have come up. Now there is no chance for that. 1 he f:.ct is I think the sentiment of the country is new against any banking legislation. The crops are being moved in the regular wav and 110 difficulty is experienced. There is iin abundance of available money, and it is cheap. In financial rtlrcles 1 think it Is felt that Secretary Shaw's course in lespect to'the banks has been such as to assure sound conditions. No. I do not think Mr. Shaw's course in depositing money in the banks of the country on the security 01 bonds will be criticised. Of course there might bo some captious criticism, but that will be partisan, and it will come from quarters that would seek to show that a man had cloven feet, even if he were an angel. No Tariff or Trust Legislation. "There will be no tariff tinkering in the coming Congress. The protectionist mem bers will see to that. We will make a positive stand against any such attempt if it should be made. In fact, that seems to have been given up, even in Iowa. The 'Iowa idea,' whatever that may be inter preted to mean, is not heing pressed to the front now, and I do not expect to see it put forward prominently again. "The fact is when we take a general view at th:s time of what the;els for Congress to do it is plain that there was never a time when there seemed to be so little need of legislation as is the case now. "So far as the trusts are concerned they are now in the hands of the courts. The legislation of the last Congress has been pronounced constitutional by the lower .court and the cases brought under that legislation are to come before the United States Supreme Court on appeal. Until that court has acted and fixed the consti tutionality of the acts of the last Congress there is nothing more to do. There is every prospect that that legislat'on will meet the situation so far as the trusts are concerned." Pennsylvania for Roosevelt. Gen. Bingham said that there is no change of sentiment in Pennsylvania in respect to the nomination to be made by the next republican national convention. "The delegation of that state will be for President Roosevelt for the nomination," he lid. "If the convention should meet tomorrow I have no doubt that Mr. Roose velt would be nominated. He has the nomination now, practically." Situation in Pennsylvania. "The political situation tn Pennsylvania is quiet," he said. "There will be the usual republican plurality in an off year. Next year there will be a fight, A legislature will be elected that wili eboose a successor to Senator Quay. "If President Roosevelt rttns in the state, as we think he will, we T^ll elect thirty one out of the thirty-two representatives in Congress. We now have twenty-eight mem bers, and it Is more than likely that we will have an additional one in the Congress that meets in November when the case of Con nell against Howell In the (kranton district Is settled. Connell assure* me he can pr.%; that Howell was ^elected by fraud, and if he does this the seat will be given to Con nell." Manchurian Rail-ofey Tunnel. Commercial Agent Greetfbr, at Vladivos tock reports that the tunnfl flfcrough Khin gan pass, Manchuria, wJH not be com pleted for another year. , Jt will be some 10,000 feet In length. Many thousand Chi nese are employed. Two tunnels are be ing cut, the upper one for removing the debris. Considerable difficulty has been met yith, but there Is no doubt of its ulti mate success, nor of the saving in time it will effect over the CUimfese Eastern rail road. Candidates Reported as Qualified. The naval examining b&ard has reported the following candidates for commissions in the navy as assistant paymasters as quali fied, and they will be comtnlntaaed by the President: George B. Bloomer of Washing ton, D. C.: Noel W. Grant of Georgia. David G. McRitchie of Washington. D, C., and John Wlllett of New York city. MAY GO TO FAIRBANKS SECOND PLACE ON THE REPUBLI CAN TICKET. President Boosevelt and Senator Hanna Said to Favor His Nomination. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. INDIANAPOLIS, ln<!., October 10.-Sena tor Charles W. Fairbanks, at the urgent solicitation of Senator Hanna on the one side and President Roosevelt on the other, has decided to be a candidate for the vice presidency nomination before the republican national convcntlo" next summer. This is definite word of his closest associates po litically in Indiana. It is the outcome of Representative Hemenway's visit to Wash ington, where lie conferred with the Presi dent recently, and which visit caused a great deal of comment at the time and brought forth denials from some and a re fusal to talk from Fairbanks. Before leaving for Iowa last night, where he takes part in the campaign. Fairbanks said he would make no announcement until he had returned to Washington and had seen the President. He would not deny that he would be a candidate, but on being urged to sny something he repeated his tirst as sertion. It is known that many of Senator Fair banks' closest political friends, including Joseph B. Kling. United States district at torney, and Representative Hemenway. met with "Indiana Republican Chairman Good rich and were informed that Senator Falr-_ banks had decided to accept the President's proposal, which came to him through Rep- j resentative Hemenway. Some time ago Senator Hanna expressed himself as favoring Fairbanks' candidacy. GIVEN LIFE SENTENCE. Five Leaders of a Mutiny at Fort Leavenworth. LEAVENWORTH, Kan., October 10.?All five leaders of the Fort Leavenworth prison mutiny of November, liXil, charged with killing Guard Waldrupe, were found guilty of murder by a jury in the United States circuit court here today, without capital punishment, and will be given life sen tences. The prisoners are Gilbert Mullins, Turner I'arr.es. Frank Thompson, Fred Robinson and Robert Clark, all desperate men. Mul lins and Robinson had practically finished their terms at the time of the outbreak, and the others were short-term men. Ail are from the Indian territory. The defense set up the plea that the prisoners in the federal prison are cruelly treated, and that men who took part in the mutiny preferred to make an attempt to escape and face death rather than remain and endure torture. Attorneys for the United States introduced several witnesses to disprove the charges of improper treatment at. the hands of the penitentiary officials. ? Gilbert Mullins several months r.go es caped from the jail at Junction Clly, ft) which institution he had been transferred. In the mutiny twenty-eight prisoners escaped after a fierce fight with the guards, during 'ttrhich one guard, Waldrupe. was killed and several of the convicts were shot. AM but one of the convicts were finally captured, although three of them were shot in engagements with posses. In his instructions to the jury Judge Riner said that the fact that the men were felo?is, undergoing punishment for crime, should ' count nothing for nor against thern in de termining the weight of their evidence. LYNCHED IN JAIL YARD. Suspected Negro Hanged by a Ken tucky Mob. WICKLIFFE, Ky? October 10.-Tom Hall, alias Douglas, a negro, charged with shoot ing Crockett Childress, a white boy, last Sunday night at Kevil. was taken from jail here today by a mob of one hundred men and hanged to a tree in the jail yard. Hall denied that he wounded Childress, and placed the blame on another negro. It was feared that the shooting of Childress would cause a race riot, but all the negroes left Kevil last Monday. Hall was brought here for safekeeping. LAMAR PARTY ACQUITTED. Men Accused of Deadly Assault on James McMahon. FREEHOLD, N. J.. October 10.?The jury before which David Lamar, "Monk" East man, Bernard Smith and Joseph Brown were tried on a charge of assault with in tent to kill James McMahon, returned a verdict of not guilty early today. Lamar, who is a prominent figure in Wall street, and Smith, his brother-in-law, were ac cused of having hired Eastman and Brown to assault McMahon. The last named was formerly Lamar's coachman, and had had trouble with his employer. NO DECISION TODAY. Alaskan Boundary Commission Ad journs Without Taking Vote. LONDON, October 10.?The Associated Press has the highest authority for say ing that the announcement made by the London Morning Advertiser today, that the decision of the Alaskan boundary commission virtually concedes the Amer ican case, is entirely untrue. The com mission. thus far, has reached no deci sion, and no vote has been taken even in the private sessions which would indi cate Chief Justice Alverstone's position. It is quite true that the general trend of opinion among those connected with the tribunal, aside from the commissioners, is that the ultimate decision will be in favor of America, but there is as yet not the slightest warrant for saying it has been reached. The St. James' Gazette this afternoon adds: "There is, however, Increasing pessi mism in Canadian circles." The commission adjourned today until tomorrow without making any an nouncement. WILLIAM F. SIEONOR DEAD. Man Who Shot Miss Garrett, a Pitts burg Stenographer. PITTSBURG, Pa., October 10.?William F. Siegnor, who last night shot and badly wounded Amelia Garrett, a stenographer, at Edgewood, Pa., and who afterward cut his own throat and put a bullet into his brain, died at the Homeopathic Hospital early today. Miss Garrett has recovered consciousness, but is still In a critical con dition. Her mother says Slegnor"s atten tions so annoyed her daughter that last year she had him arrested and placed under bonds to keep the peace. Gold Dust Overlooked by Robbers. SEATTLE, Wash., October 16.?A dis patch to the Post-Intelligencer from Nome says that two masked and armed men en tered the camp of R. D. Hunter of the Northern Light Company, on Ophir creek, and robbed him of more than fbOOO, near ly all of which was in gold dust. The rob bers overlooked 400 ounces of gold whlc.i laid In plain view on the table. AT THE WHITE HOUSE President Not Disturbed by Mr. Gorman's Attack. THE CABINET MEETING NOTHING OF IMPORTANCE WAS DONE TODAY. Representative Payne Thinks There Will Not Be Any Tariff or Finan cial Legislation. The attack made by Senator Gorman on President Roosevelt for alleged interference in the Maryland campaign has not, it is stated, caused tlie President any grave con cern. That he read the remarks of Senator Gorman is admitted, and that he considered the attack erroneously based is also true. Throughout the conferences he has held with Maryland republicans, it is stated, lie has frequently said that his desire was to see harmony in his party, and naturally to see that harmony result in victory for iiis party, but it is said that he has in no way advised the leaders how to proceed in their campaign or suggested any plan of cam paign to them. The President, it is known, has not voluntarily called all the republi cans in conference with him. He had with him some time ago Stevenson A. Williams, the republican nominee for governor of Maryland. Later a few other republican leaders called. By degrees the leaders of the different factions began to suggest that the President send for this or that man. 7n compliance with these suggestions and re Quests many of his invitations were sent out, and the conferences followed Had these requests not been made the chances are. it is said, that the President v.ould have Informally talked over the Maryland situation with a few people and that would have l?een the end of it. The serious factional differences among the re publicans naturally led the various leaders to desire the President to talk with this or that man, and they did not hesitate to re quest that he do this, making a failuxe to comply almost impossible, even if desired. In fact the President has had some queer requests made of him since the beginning of his talks with the Maryland leaders. Many of the anti-McComas leaders have not hesitated to suggest that the President induce Senator McComas to get out of the race for senator, a proposition which the President turned down as too silly to be considered, stating that he was not mak ing or unmaking 1'nited States senators or taking part in factional disagreements in Maryland or anywhere else. Sorhe of the McComas leaders have been insistent that the President whip the Wachter-Jackson Mudd combination into line for the state and legislative tickets, to which the Presi dent has responded in the same tone as to the opposite suggestion. The Cabinet Meeting. There were so few members of the cab inet at the cabinet meeting today that nothing of importance was done. Attorney General Knox, Secretary Shaw, Secretary Moody and Secretary Root are out of the city, and this prevented any discussion of matters of general Importance. Postmas ter General Payne again talked over some of the postal cases and some other matters in his department. The President did not have many callers before the Cabinet meeting. Assistant Secretary Loomis of the State Department talked with the President a short time. Senator Cullom of Illinois presented some friends. Representative Warner of Illinois presented Col. C. R. E. Koch and Col. J. G. Ernst. Secretary Hitchcock presented Col. S. W. Foidyce of St. Louis. Representatives Dayton of West Virginia and Jones of Washington paid their re spects. Mr. Dayton is here on his way to West Virginia. He has just returned from l urope. Mr. Jones is arranging his winter home in Washington. Call of Republican Leaders. Representative Payne, chairman of the ways and means committee of the House, and Representative Dalzell, of the same committee, and of the rules committee, were with the Pi esident this morning. They talked with him about the extra session. "The extra session will be engaged dur ing the three weeks of its existence in working on the reciprocity treaty with Cuba," said Mr. Payne, "and there will be no time for anything else, even if Congress should be inclined in that direction. As to the regular session, I have no idea that there will be any tariff legislation or any fit ancial legislation of material concern. The tariff Is not a law to be tinkered with on the eve of a Presidential election, and finance is almost as important." Representative Jones of Washington, who opposed Cuban reciprocity last year,'says that his personal views are still in that direction, but that as the state convention of Washington passed resolutions indorsing the treaty he may vote with the others who favor it. The President received the members of the Society of the Army of the Cumber land who have been here attending the Sherman statue ceremonies. Thought He Was Dowie. The other day a patriarchal-looking old man called at the White House. His long, snow-white whiskers, his pious face and bearing, his deep voice gave an impres sion that he was a minister. A story started the rounds in the city that he was John Alexander Dowle, the founder of the Zionists and cities of Zion. But the caller was not this celebrated individual. He was a humble solicitor for a book on the life of the late pope, and he wanted to see if the President and Secretary Loeb would not subscribe for the book. Secre tary Loeb sent him word that copies of the book had already been received at the White House. Nearly all new publications are sent to the White House by book pub lishers. Petition to Be Sent to the Czar. Theodore Hansen, first secretary and charge d'affaires of the Russian embassy, had a call yesterday from the committee of Armenian Church representatives now In the city seeking the aid of the embassy in forwarding to the czar the petition adopted at a recent convention of Arme nians at Providence, R. I., asking the revo cation of an order lately promulgated by the Russian authorities directing the seiz ure of certain property belonging to that church in the Russian province of Cau casus. Bishop Hovsep Saradjlan said sub sequently that Mr. Hansen promised to ac cede to the committee's request and for ward the petition to Russia. Cruise of the Pacific Squadron. Orders have been sent to Rear Admiral Glass, commanding the Pacific squadron, to proceed next week in a drill and exercise cruise in squadron to Acapulco, Mexico, re turning by way of Mazatlan, La Paz and Magdalena bay. The squadron consists of the flagship Marblehead, Boston, Concord and Wyoming. Later in the season it is proposed to send the Pacific squadron on a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands. For reputable advertising nd medium is so good as a news paper with a full family or household patronage; and no other newspaper in the world has so large a regular perma nent house-to-house circula tion in the city where it is printed, in proportion to the population thereof, as that of The Evening Star in Washing ton. JOHNS ON THE STAND Cross-Examination Resumed in Cincinnati Trial. PAYMENT BY RYAN WITNESS QUESTIONED ON HIS KNOWLEDGE OF POSTAL LAW. Qualifications for Practice Before th? Department Discussed?Denials by Miller. CINCINNATI. October 10.?In the trial of D. V. Miller and J M. Johns for alleged conspiracy to extort a bribe for a favorable ruling from the Post Office Department Dis trict Attorney Shermm MePherson today resumed the cross-examination of Johns. Ttie witness was asked to explain copies of letters and telegrams. Miller had tele graphed that witness would receive a letter the next day. MePherson asked why Johns did not mail the decision inclosed In that letter to his client (Ryan) rather than ar range for meeting Ryan in Cincinnati. The witness replied that although he had written contracts with Ryan he wanted to see him to make sure of getting his money. He denied that payment was contingent on getting specific rulings. The witness was closely questioned aa to how Ryan could make him any trouble, and as to why witness did not give Ryan the Christiancy decision of December ?i when they first met at Cincinnati, but with held the document until Ryan paid the bal ance of $4,.".o the next morning. Johns was again questioned as to what ho had read on postal laws and his special qualifications for practice before the Post Office Department, where the Ryan case ; was the only one in which witness partici I pated. Johns denied that Miller was the person who was expected to revise Ryan's litera ture or that friendship with Miller was witness* special qualification. II** said his telegram to Miller, reading. "Our first prop osition accepted." did not refer to the writ ten contracts with Ryan, but to another matter. A telegram was presented showing that Johns had offered his services before the Post Office Department to Secretary Smith of the National Surety Company of St. Louis, and then the witness was questioned 1 whether he considered it permissible to so licit business. W. H. Nichols, cashier of the Rockville National Bank, was examined as to Johns" business and produced the records of the bank. Johns' Bank Accounts. Fred H. Clark, cashier of the Park State Bank at Rockville. was examined regarding Johns' business with his bank. At Johns request the accounts of Johns were turned over to Post Office Inspectors Vfckery and Fulton. Thomas Aydelotte, sheriff of Parke coi n ty, Ind.. and brother-in-law o,f Johns, testi fied to accompanying Johns to Terro Haute, November 2S. when Ryan was tirst introduced Rose. Ryan then asked wit ness what kind of a lawyer Jonns was. Witness said he was a good one. Ryan then told the witness he had just employed Johns. Sheriff Aydelotte also accompanied Johns to Cincinnati December 16. He did not hoar Johns tell Ryan: "Here. I brought you the goods." or "It took clever work to get the signature of Christiancy." or any thing of that kind. He saw Ryan settle with Johns on that occasion by paying the balance of $4,500 in checks and cash. Chief Inspector Cochran Recalled. When the defense of Johns closed. Chief Post Office Inspector Cochran of Washing ton was called as the first witness for Mil ler and re-examined regarding the inter views of the witness and Gen. Robb with Miller when they had stenographers pres ent. Inspector Cochran testified to a prior in terview when he took Miller to a saloon in Washington, on March ir>, and charged that Ryan had been "held up" and wanted Mil ler to explain it. At that time the inspect ors suspectded another attorney in the em ploy of Ryan, and not Johns. Inspector Cochran testified to withholding Miller's mail. Miller had given him an order for the "Jim" telegram and other telegrams, and insisted that they were personal and not official. Francis Huebner's Testimony. Francis Huebner, clerk in the office of tho assistant attorney general for the Post Office Department, testified to taking part in the hearings and consideration of the Ryan case by Christiancy and Miller. Huebner testified that Christiancy thought it would be better to have Ryan & Com pany revise their literature so as to com ply with postal requirements than to Issue a fraud order, and so instructed Miller, v. ho prepared the questions to be pro pounded to Ryan & Company, and the next day brought in the draft of a letter to Christiancy with stipulations to be sent to Rvan & Company. The witness said it was agreed in No vember that the Ryan case would be closed if the stipulations then submit ted were observed. Miller on the Stand. D. V. Miller was the next witness. He recited a full story of his life up to the time when, over a year ago, he became second assistant attorney in the office of the assistant attorney general for the Post Office Department. Witness work ed on a farm and taught school previous to practicing law. He explained that he was not related to Mrs. Johns. He first new Johns as a neighboring farm boy twenty years ago. Testimony as to Reputation. United States District Judge Albert B. Anderson of Crawfordsville, Ind., was tho first witness for the defense yesterday afternoon and testified to knowing the de fendants for years, to whose good reputa tions heretofore he gave evidence. Numerous witnesses testified to the good reputation of D. V. Miller, and then John J. Ryan, principal witness for the prose cution, was recalled by -the defense and sharply examined as to the certificates ana processes of his bookmaking concern. Johns on tlie Stand. Joseph M. Johns, one of the defendants, testified that he had been employed with Mliler in several cases, and they were closely associated. Last September Miller tcld the witnesses that practice before the Post Office Department was desirable. Johns said there was no arrangement be tween them and nothing like a conspiracy. He made a study of the United States stat utes on postal matters. He solicited service from the Cledge Commission Company of St. Louis, as well as from J. J. Ryan Co., and wrote to other concerns. Conference With Byan. His lettersrto Ryan finally brought about a conference at Terre Haute. Ryan told him he had been cited before the depart ment at Washington and had a notion to quit the business. Johns told him that b?