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Reaches There With 3,000
Followers Today.
Arrival nt the Battery Attracted Great
Crowds, to Whom Tracts Were
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
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
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
Friends of Panama Canal Do
Not Want Action,
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
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.
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
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.
* _
Warning Sent Out by the Secret Ser
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
President Boosevelt and Senator
Hanna Said to Favor His
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
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.
Five Leaders of a Mutiny at Fort
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
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.
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.
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.
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
"There is, however, Increasing pessi
mism in Canadian circles."
The commission adjourned today until
tomorrow without making any an
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.
President Not Disturbed by
Mr. Gorman's Attack.
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
"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
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
Cross-Examination Resumed
in Cincinnati Trial.
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
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
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
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
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?

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