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No. 15,828. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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NEW YORK, November 17.?From the foremast head of the steamer City of VV ash ington. which arrived today from Colon, flew the flag of the republic of Panama, and on board were the special commission ers sent by the new republic to the United States. The commissioners are I>r. Manuel E. Amador and Federico Boyd, and with them are Carlos Arosemena, secretary, and Archibald Boyd, attache. The City of Washington was In the cen ter of the trouble at Colon, and received on board a large number of women and chil dren because of the general fear of a clash between the insurrectionists and the Colom bian troops. Stopped by the Nashville. There were f>00 of these troops in Colon, who demanded transportation by rail to Panama, but the railroad authorities re fused to take them. They marched down to the railroad terminal, and were stopped by Filted States marines from the United States cruiser Nashville. The marines had run flat cars laden with cotton bales in front of the depot and Ailed the windows with bales of cotton and other bales, forming barricades, which were manned by marines. After some parley the troops went down on the pier to the British Royal Mall steamer Atrato, to embark for Cartagena. The commanding officer of the troops had In the meantime gone to Panama, and they were without commanders. Col. Black Acted Promptly. Col. Black, with the marines, taking ad vantage of the fact that the troops had all passed down the pier, changed the cotton bale barricades until they blocked the pier, and refused to allow the troops to come back to shore. A fund of 18.000 was collected, and the troops were sent, passage prepaid, by the Atrato to Cartagena. For two days, November 4 and 5, great excitement prevailed m Colon, and many of the foreign residents sought shelter, with their families, on the City of Washington. Didn't Know Exact Status. The commissioners on arrival here did not know their exact status, and declined to talk until they had received the latest intelligence from Washington. They could not say whether they would go direct to Washington or not. Dr. Manuel Echeverrla of New York met the commis sioners at quarantine. SALUTED BY MARBLEHEAD. New Flag of Panama Oreeted With Twenty-One Guns. PANAMA, November 17.?The United States flagship Marblehead. in Panama bay. saluted the flag of the new republic of Panama at 8 o'clock this morning with twenty-one guns. The French consul at Panama has notified the Junta that he will open official relations with the government of Panama, saying Foreign Minister Delcasse had informed him that France will formally recognize the new republic later. CONFERENCE WITH COLOMBIANS. Panama Commission Says Overtures Came Too Late. COI-ON, November 17.?The Panama commission, composed of Senors Arias, Morales and Arosetnena. which 1 ft Panama yesterday to meet the peace commission from the department of Bolivar, boarded the Mayflower today and held a short con ference with tiie Colombians, who only rep resent the department of Bolivar and the governor of that department, and who have no credentials from Bogota. The Colom bians asked the Panatnalans If they would return to the republic of Colombia, assur ing them concessions and considerations on the passage of a canal treaty. The Pana maians replied that they would not return to tiie republic of Colombia, an4 declared the assurances came too late, as Panama's position was s > advantageous and strong that they could not see any reason for changing. The Colombians will return to Savanilla this afternoon on the British steimar Trent. They will not land at Colon, but will re main on the Mayflower until :i p m., when they w.ll be transferred to the Trent. Marroquin a Fugitive. CHICAGO, November 17.?A dispatch to the Chronicle from Galveston, Tex., says; President Marroquin of Colombia is re ported to have arrived in the harbor late last night on the steamer Cuban. He is said to be seeking refuge in the L'nited States from the wrath of the people of Colombia, who are incensed against him for the loss of I'anama and the canal bonus The vessel Is detained In quaran tine The report that Marroquin Is aboard is not confirmed. TEUTONS ARE CONSERVATIVE. Correct and Calm is Their Attitude on Panama Question. BERLIN. November 17?The alleged in terference with German steamers by the l'nited States naval authorities at Colon has no basis In fact so far as the foreign office here Is concerned. The officials have not received any in formation on the subject from either the ship captains, the steamship owners, or tiie German representatives abroad, and the foreign office regards the Neuste Nacli rlchten'a article, comparing the affair with the British seizures, of vessels during the Transvaal war, as "foolish and premature," adding that It Is not disposed to "antici pate developments." The stand taken by the N'eus'.e Nachrich ten Is wholly unsupported by the rest of the German press, which has not noticed the nffalr. merely printing inconsplcuously the dispatches received on the subject. A more correct or calmer attitude on the part of the press and the government here is Impossible to conceive. No Change of Policy. PARIS, November 17.?It Is understood that during l'nited States Ambassador Por ter's oonfe|ence with Foreign Minister Del casse yesterday nothing occurred to in dicate a change in French policy with re spect to the recognition of I'anama. ADMIRAL EV'ANS NOT LIKELY TO EXCHANGE VISITS WITH THE KAISER. The Navy Department Has Not Yet Acted on His Criticism of Naval Court's Findings. Rear Admiral Evans, commander-in-chief of the Asiatic squadron, whose ?w<>-year tour of sea service will exp re in the spring, will return to the United Slates 0:1 the bat tle ship Kentucky. He w.U sail from Ma n.la about the 1st of March, and w 11 c^me home by way of the Mediterranean, arriv ing In American waters early In May. it has been stated that In the course of his journey to the United States Admiral Evans would pay a visit to Emperor "William, and that the emperor would In turn call upon the admiral aboard h!s ship, the two being well known to e.tch Oiher. The Navy Department officials, however, profess to know nothing of the matter, and say that the time allotted to the ad-niral for his return to the United Slated would not permit of a detour to German witeis in the North sea. The protest of Paymaster Blscoe and Lieutenant Williams of the navy, regard ing the language used by R-ar Admiral Evans in review ng the find ngs of the court-martlnl which tried Assistant Pay master Rlshwortty Nicholson, has present ed to the Navy Department a knotty prob lem, so much so that the legal authority s of the War Department have been consult ed as to the attitude which should be as sumed toward the admiral, an unusual pro ceeding. At Secretary Moody's Instance Assistant Secretary Darling took the mat ter up. Attacked the Integrity of the Court. Although his opinion has not been made public, it Is understood that he takes the position that Admiral Evans in no un equivopal terms attacked the integrity of the members of the court, and that having done that, and if he had the evidence at hand to sustain his charge, it was his duty to at once order a court-martial of the offi cers to whom his remarks were directed. Not having so acted. It Is understood that Mr. Darling holds that the admiral was derelict in his duty ami .should be repri manded. Secretary Moody also enlisted the legal talen'ts of Secretary Root in the final Con sideration of the case. Among the papers considered were a number of precedents in cases where severe rebukes had been ad ministered by Secretaries of the Navy to courts-martial, but these were not parallel, the Secretaries themselves having con vened the courts, as provided by the regu lations, where vessels are sufficiently near for that to be done. In Admiral Evans' case, however, as he was both the conven ing and reviewing authority, there was no appeal from his decision, except that in the exercise of the pardoning power, which might be a mitigation of the court's sen tence or the setting of the verdict aside al together, the President would have au thority to act. It is said that it is Secre tary Moody's present intention to return to Admiral Evans the findings in the Nichol son case, with a notification that he had decided to dismiss the protest of the two o...cers. Blscoe and Williaftis, but warning the admiral not to repeat the offense. BIDS OPENED. Proposals for BuiTdiug Stable and Laundry for Engraving Bureau. Bids have been opened at the office of the supervising architect of the treasury for the construction of a large stable and laundry for the bureau of engraving and printing, on a lot west of the present buildings. The lot is 100 by 150 feet and the new building will occupy most of that space. It will have on? story and a loft. The following bids were received and it is probable the contract will be awarded to the lowest bidder: Horton & Hemenway, Providence, R. I., $30,480; John T. Buckley, Baltimore, $32, 500; Pavarini &' Greer, Washington, $34, 7.r>0; A. B. Stannard, New York, $35,!XX1; Osterman & Butlor, Washington, $3*5,000; W. A. Klmmel, Washington, $37,230; Rich ardson & Burgess, Washington, $37,018; Meads & Reynolds, Washington, $37,077; Samuel J. Prescott, Washington^ $38,594; scomb it Co., Washington, $30,080; H. P. Comings & Co., Boston, $4O,!>00; Henry Smith & Sons, Baltimore. $41,400. RECOGNITION REFUSED. Dominican Insui gents Must First Have a De Facto Government. The revolutionists of San Domingo today applied to the State Department for recog nition by the United States. The applica tion was presented to the department by J. M. Giordan, who represented himself as the provisional agent of the revolutionary government, meaning by that the govern ment ofwhich General Jiminez is the acting head and <T7recting force. The State Department has declined the recognition at this time, but the declination does not reflect any adverse view toward the insurrection. The decision was con veyed to Mr. Giordan with the explanation that it had been tne unbroken policy of the Stale Department to recognize only de facto governments, and if Minister Powell, who is on the spot, finds that the revolu tionists have actually established a capital and opened ports and is able to protect life and property he will recognize it. So it is expected that the next application of the insurgents will be directed to the United States minister at San Domingo. It is be lieved that Mr. Powell has not looked with favor upon the recognition desired because the revolutionists have threatened to in validate and repudiate any arrangements which the United States minister may have made with the tottering government of President Wos y Gil. THE MACHIAS AT JIBUTI. Arrival of Consul General Skinner's Expedition. The Navy Department is informed that the gunboat Machias arrived at Jibuti this morning with Consul General Skinner and the other members of the expedition to Adls Abeda, the capital of Abyssinia, where the consul general will negotiate a com mercial treaty with King Menelik. It is calculated at the Navy Department that the trip to the Abyssinian capital and re turn will occupy two or three weeks' time. The Machias will remain at Jibuti until the party returns, and will then take the consul general back to Marseille, which Is his regular station. In and Out of Commission. The monitor Puritan has been put out of j commission at the League Island *iavy yard, and the training ship Lancaster has been put in commission at the same yard. Orders have been issued for putting the Alliance out of commission at the navy yard, Buston. and the training ship Essex out of e-ommission at the navy yard, Ports mouth, N. H. Cadet's Resignation Accepted. The resignation of Cadet Lloyd L. Thomp kins, fourth class, U. S. Military Academy, baa been accepted. ADVICES(ROM GUDGER Colombian Peace Commission ers at Colon.' WILL SEEK REUNION THEIR EFFORTS WELL BSCBTYS NO SUPPORT HERE. Purpose of Admiral Walker's Visit to the Isthmus?To Look After Condi tion of Canal Property. The State Department today received a cablegram from United States Consul Gen eral Gudger at Panama, which was evi dently written yesterday, although It Is undated. The consul general says: "In the department of Panama all the officials are supporting the republic and the sentiment In its favor Is unanimous. Life and property are fully protected. The commissioners. Francisco Padron, C. Pa jara. G. Insignaes and Gen. Demetrlo Da villa, from the United States of Colombia have arrived at Colon. The commission ers from the republic of Panama will meet them." The important feature of Mr. Gudger's dispatch Is the statement that these com missityiers represent the United States of Colombia, and not a single state of that republic, a point left in doubt by the morn ing dispatches. To Annul Secession. It is expected here that the commission ers will in the beginning seek to secure the revocation of the act of separation by Panama, holding out as inducements cer tain pledges that a new treaty on the lines of the failed Hay-Herran canal treaty will be put through with all expedition at Bo gota. That promise would be easy of re demption, as under the Colombian consti tution, an Insurrection prevailing, the president becomes a practical dictator, with liberty to conclude treaties and make any arrangements he pleases with external powers. Therefore Marroquin, by a simple declaration that an insurrection exists within the limits of Colombia (meaning by thia.t the state of Panama), can within a few hours make a new treaty with United States Minister Beaupre. But the experience which the State De partment so far has had with the Colom bians in treaty making is not of a char acter to induce it to pursue the effort, and it may be stated that such a move as that will receive no support from this govern ment. So that, failing, the commissioners from Colombia are expected to propose to Panama that It assume a fair share of the Colombian national debt as the price of in dependence. There is precedent for such a demand, and as the canal was after all one of the principal assets relied upon by Co lombia to meet the interest on its foreign debt, the equity in the case might secure some foreign support. It is said at the State Department that Admiral John G. Walker Is charged espe cially with a solution of the physical phases of the canal problem, and that he will not interefere in the political developments un less Consul General Gudger seeks his ad vice. The Panama Canal Company has been prosecuting the work of canal con struction for many months past under an agreement with the State Department, which tacitly admits, the liability of the United States government for the cost of this continuing work. It is regarded as ex tremely desirable that there shall be no loss of property of plant or deterioration in the work already accomplished, and Ad miral Walker, who will undoubtedly be the president of the permanent canal commis sion if the United States assumes the work of construction is particularly charged to look nrter that phase of the case. Proposed Breach of Contract. As some parts of the French press con tinue to urge the Panama canal directors to cancel their engagement to sell the prop erty to the United States, it is pointed out at the State Department that no such can cellaion can be effected without a breach of contract that would not be tolerated by either the French government or the gov ernment of the United States. The nature of the engagement between the United States government and the Panama Canal Company has. it is said, changed some what since the original undertaking ar ranged by Attorney General Knox, as the result of his visit to Paris. Then he se cured an undertaking from the canal com pany to sell its property to the United States for the sum of JiO.'WO.OOO, the option to expire March 4, 1993. That option ex pired without attracting much attention, but the State Department had meanwhile quetly secured a new agreement, which Is, in fact, in the eyes of the law officers, a complete contract, by the terms of which the canal company agreed to sell its prop erty to the United States for the figure named upon the conclusion of the canal treaty. The Slate Department holds that agreement is alive. First Consul for Panama. Senor Pablo Arosemena-Picon, a mer chant of Panama, who has been in .New York for the past few months for his health, is the first consul of Panama, hav ing received his appointment to the office from M. Philippe Bunau-Varilla, minister of Panama here. Senor Arosemena has accepted the office of consul merely as the provisional incum bent, Intending to return to his country as soon as a permanent consul is appointed. Note to the Powers. M. Bunau-Varilla, the minister from Panama, will address a note to the powers through their envoys accredited to the Washington government, advising them of ficially of the formation of the republic of Panama and expressing the wish of his government to enter into diplomatic rela tions with the friendly nations at their con venience. These notes will be transmitted by the various ambassadors, ministers and charges d'affaires at Washington to their respective governments. Received at French Embassy. Mr. Jusserand, the French ambassador, today formally received P. Bunau-Varilla at the French embassay as envoy extra ordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the republic of Panama. Conference With Dr. Herran. Dr. Arturio Brigard, the Colombian con sul general at New York, arrived at Wash ington this morning and went promptly to confer with Dr. Herran, the Colombian charge here. It was stated that these two officials have found themselves completely Isolated from Colombia and wish to confer respecting their future course. The diplomatic status of the charge Is peculiar and rather strain ed, but Secretary Hay has sought to relieve Dr. Herran's embarrasment by writing him a letter expressive of his sympathy, and of the hope that he will continue in Washing ton. The latter expression is taken as an indi cation of the administration's view that nothing that has occurred on the isthmus has necessarily ruptured the dlpfc-matle re lations between Oie United Statfl and Co lombia and, therefore, there Is no reason 1 why Dr. Herran should be required to wlth I draw at this stage. ACCUSED OF MtHERY Federal Grand Jury Indicts Senator Dietrich, NEBRASKA IS EXCITED ALSO ACCUSE!* William Dutton Claims to Have Made the Seal, Acting as In termediary. OMAHA, Neb., November 37.?The Indict ment returned last evening by the federal grand Jury against United States Senator Charles H. Dietrich and Postmaster Jacob Ft?her of Hastings, Neb., on charges of bribery and conspiracy in connection with the appointment of the latter as postmas ter was a subject of extreme Interest In Omaha today. At the federal building smajl groups of government officials and other# gathered to dis-cuss the subject. United Spates District Attorney W. S. Summers, *fho has con ducted the case for the governiaent, refused to talk of the matter or evch to aee re porters. The details of the postmas|ershlp trans action at Hastings, as given .'Out today by Mr Fisher's friends, are as follows: Fisher's Side of the Case. The post office at Hastings up to two years ago was located In a building erected by the local, post of the Grand Army of the Republic. Previous to installation in this building It had been in other quarters and successive postmasters had furnished the post office fixtures themselves. The Grand Army of the Republic bought the fixtures for $fiOO, and their use was in cluded In the government lease. About three years ago considerable effort was made to secure better accanuaodatlons for the post office business, the contention be coming one between the opposite end3 of town. Senator Dietrich, who ted Jwt been elected governor, had put up a lmw build ing near the Grand Army of the Republic building, and^ anticipating removal of t -.c post office, took the matter up with tho post office authorities during a visit to Washington. ? Lease Was Agreed-TTjxm. A lease was agreed upon mhject to more specific terms, but the initiations w-sie noi concluded until after Gov. Dietrich had been elected United States senator. In the meantime property -.'owners inter ested in the other sections of the elty made counter offers at reduced rentaj% and In crder to hold it in the vlcinitg of tiia prop erty a lease was finally drawn ajtd signed at a rental of $1,?ni, omitting, tte require ment of the o\u:er to furbish-: ftxtures. Believing that he was ranting Ms prop erty for less than it was! wUrUi.^or tike purpose of holding the post office <or the benefit of the surrounding property owners it was suggested that the. tifference In the rental he made up by a subscription from the interested parties. Again Beoame Involved. The G. A. R. people also again became involved with a protest against the re moval from their building for fear they would lost tho money they hdd put Into the fixtures, and possibly be tenantless for seme time. At tills Juncture the senator, was cilled upon to indorse for the position of post master one of the appliea/itfl, the compe tition having narrowed defwn jo the then mayor, Jacob Fisher, and the editor of the Hastings Tribune, Adam Breeds. An understanding was finally readied by which Fisher was to receive the appoint n.fnt of postmaster on condition that lie purchase the post office fixtures belonging to the G. A K. pest at tfjt; pr4<i> which it had paid for them, and if Is gyjd that he also agreed to reimburse uhe senator for the difference by which he hud. been com pelled to reduce the rental IYoiti his orig lnal figure of $1,5(X), in ojder K> meet the offers that had been made- In fcehalf of a location at the other end of the-street. Was to Have Been Made Up. - This difference of jaw, It is Said, was to have been made up in equal jjbrlions by the postmaster and his <jeputy;- and it is alleged that It was paid for - in a few rriortlis, and then when the senator discov eied its questionable character the money was returned to Postmaster Fisher and Deuuty Francis. Postmaster Jacob Fisher, noon learning of his indictment by the federal grand Ji<ry, today appeared in Judge Monger's court. 1 he formalities <>f arrest being com peted. Fisher gave a bond for ?1.0U0 for his appearance in court and was released. A,1. ?"? federal building it was stated that a I nitcd States senator is Immune from arrest on charges of the nature of those named in the indictment while Congress is in session. As a consequence Senator Die trich will not be apprehended at this time. He will be notified of his indictment, how ever, and it is expected he will appear in court when he can do so conveniently. True Bills Returned, A special from Omaha, Neb., last night says: The federal grand jury this yvening returned true bills against United States Senator Charles H. Dietrich and- Postmas ter Jacob Fisher of Hastings, Ne^-. charg ing them with conspiracy and* bribery in connection with the appointment of Fisher to the position of postmaster. W hen the indictments ywere- brought into the Lnlted States districVcoark Jndge Mun ger presiding, and were' placed on file, the court merely accepted the report of the grand Jury, making no remarks on its con tents beyond making an order'to the clerk for filing of the bills. The indictment against Senator Dietrich charges that he accepted money and prop ?? u consideration of hia recommending Fisher for appointment as postm-ister at Hastings. 1 hat against Poetmaoter Fisher charges him with making; an agreement with Senator Dietrich by the formic was to pay in property and matey $1,301) for securing to Fisher the appointment. Senator Dietrich is at ^present in Wash ington, and there was no attorney or other person In the city tonight authorized to make a. statement for hint All the wit nesses In the case left thia afternoon for their homes. i Acted as Intermediary. The last witness called before the grand Jury was \\ illiam Dutton, a hardware mer chant at Hastings, who gave bis testimony today. According to Dutton's testimony, he (Dutton) acted as intermediary in all the alleged transactions between the Indicted men, and after hearing his evidence the grand Jury excused thrf^remainfeg witnesses who had not tesUfledjftnd at See prepared Its report to Judge wringer g ' Word was sent to tte ^ourt fhat It had a report to make, and fijdge Mttger notified Foreman Frank E. JFhlte that he would hear it at once. The^frand JtSy thereupon repaired to the court room, &&d tho court asked: "Haveyou any report to maker* Fore man White answered. "W? btin." W]K? upon the Judge aaked hi mto read It The (Continued on Eighth Page.) Excitement Emphasized in Chicago Strike. TRAINS LEAVE BAENS COTTAGE GROVE LINE SCENE OF KTJCH ACTIVITY. Bricks and Pieces of Iron Thrown at Cars, but No One Injured. CHICAGO, November 17.?Mayor Carter H. Harrison today, acting; under a recom mendation of the city council, began an at tempt to mediate in the differences between the Chicago City Railway Company and its striking employes. The mayor dispatched a letter by special messenger to President -Hajnllton of the street railway company, asking that Mr. Hamilton and such representatives of the company as Mr. Hamilton mlghft desire meet with the mayor and a committee of eight aldermen this evening. Hoped for Good Results. At this meeting the mayor will endeavor to discover a means by which the strike can be brought to a quick end. The mayor said he had no idea what would be the outcome of the meeting, but he hoped for good results. The resolution of the city council under which the mayor acted today concludes as follows: .. . . ?'That his honor, the mayor, use his best endeavors, either in union with influential citizens or with members of this council, to secure a submission to arbitration of the questions at issue between the Chicago City Railway Company and Its striking em- ? ployes." TBe Day in Detail. The Cottage Grove avenue line of the Chicago City railway was the scene of much of today's strike activity. This line, which parallels the Wentworth avenue line a mile to the eastward, has been entirely tied up since the inception of the strike of carmen, except for the operation of mail cars. ? .. . The line traverses the business district by way of Wabash avenue, entering Cot tage Grove avenue at 22d street, and pene trates an exte?Bive residence portion or the city which has no other transportation facility of easy access. The Wentworth avenue service -was con tinued on practically the same schedule as obtained yesterday. Twenty-five cars were operated on a five-minute schedule beginning at 8:40 a.m. Pistol Shots Cause Excitement. A number of pistol shots rffiftr the barns at 39th street and Cottage Grove avenue startled the non-union employes housed : within: For H short time the stsUu^-kreak 1 ers believed that an attack was being made upon their stronghold. The shots proved to have been fired by men who brought two wagon loads o.f sup plies Into the barns and who had been molested by pickets in an attempt to block the delivery. When the two wagons were within half a block of the barns pickets halted the drivers and demanded that the teams turn around and drive back. The driv- : ers immediately opened fire when threats were made and' drove quickly to the barn. After unloading the provisions they re turned to the company's headquarters, followed by a bicycle brigade of union pickets. Five Trains Leave Barns. Five trains left the barns near 38th street on Cottage Grove avenue for the down-town loop at 9:45, a heavy police guard attending each train. The gripmen in each case were protected from pos sible lnjurv by heavy wire screens, while a force of nearly 1,000 patrolmen guarded I the line and kept the crowds moving. Wagons were hurried along and kept off the street so far as possible. The Initial cars on the Cottage Grove Avenue line traversed the entire route to the center of the city without serious diffi culty. As a result the street railway offi cials claimed practically to have mastered the strike on a second trunk line, the first to be brought under control being the Wentworth Avenue electric line, which had been handling a limited number of cars for several days. As yet no cars have been run after dark, and passenger traffic has been extremely light. Almost Caused Smash-Up. Perfect order on the part of the strikers and the street crowds marked the resump tion of service on Cottage Grove avenne. Superintendent Weatherwax announced that five trains would be continued on this street throughout the day, and that regular service would be instituted tomorrow. On the Wentworth avenue line today a heavy couch dropped in front of a car by two men suddenly running In front of ;'ne car almost caused a smashup at West 41st street. - - The car, moving at a high rate of speed, struck the couch and hurled It to one side, smashing it to splinters. The couch was picked up from In front of a hardware store by the two men, who ran directly In front of the car and quickly dropping the couch scampered off. Switches were found to be spiked all the way from West 77th street to West 39th street. Shots Were Fired. It was necessary to make frequent stops to close them and then a huge stump of a tree had to be removed from the track at 31st street and a rock at 33d street. Occasionally a shot was fired at a car as It passed, or brick or piece of iron was sent flying through a window, but no person is known to have been injured. Recent Deaths in the Army. Gen. Wade, commanding the division of the Philippines, has cabled the acting adju tant general that the following deaths have occurred since the last previous report: Dysentery?Jolian G. Vaas, Company B, 14th Infantry, November 7; Francis P. Wc-lf, Company D, 2?th Infantry, Novem ber 5. Suicide?George Srcife, Company B. I7th Infantry, November 5. Drowned (body recovered) ? Nicholas Grootewal, Hospital Corps, November 5. Senator Honey Breaks the Record. Senator Money of Mississippi made a rec ord yesterday In the introduction of moro bills at one time than has ever been put In the Senate before. Some years ago when Senator Plumb of Kansas was in Congress he Introduced about 100 bills, and until yes terday he held the record. But Senator Money more than doubled his number of bills by Introducing 233 measures, all but twenty-five of which were claims against the government, and the twenty-five were pensfon bills. It is roughly estimated that If Congress should pass all of the bills In troduced by Senator Money yesterday it would have took out for its revenues, as serious Inroads would be made on the bal ance sheet of the government NO TRACE OF STRUBBE CORONEB CHARGES HIM WITH HENNEGEB HUHDEB^ Fosses Are Scouring Country ? Some Believe He Has Committed Suicide. PEORIA, 111.. November 17.?No trace whatever has been discovered of Fred Strubbe. wanted for the alleged murder of his sweetheart. Alice Henneger, Saturday night. Neither have his horse and buggy. In which he drove away, been located. The coroner's Jury has completed the in quest. holding Strubbe for the killing, which was done apparently with some blunt in strument. presumably the buggy wrench. The examination of the body showed a bunch of hair, said to resemble that of Strubbe. tightly clutched in the girl's hand, hand. Posses are still scouring the adjacent country In the hope of finding Strubbe or his body, many holding to the theory that he committed suicide after killing Miss Hen neger, who had rejected him and was soon to wed another. FORCED TO THE WALL. I Canadian Manufactory Claims In sufficient Tariff Protection. BRANTFORD, Ont., November 17.?The Bailey Cutlery Company has closed *is. doors. Insufficient tariff protection is given as the cause of suspension, the firm beini? unable to compete with American prices and the cheap labor products from England and Germany. The company's invested capital was (400,000. KINO LEOPOLD WILL VISIT US. Belgium's Royal Highness Coming in the Spring. LONDON, November 17.?A special dis patch from Brussels says It Is definitely de cided that King Leopold will visit the United States In the spring. A dispatch to the Associated Press from Brussels on October 22 said the commis sioner In Belgium of the St. Louis exposi tion announced that he had great hop*s that King Leopold would be able officially to attend the fair. His doing so appar ently was only a question of his health. SENATE COMMITTEES. Considering the Preferences of the Various Members of the Upper House. The Senate committee appointed by the republican caucas to fill vacancies on standing committees held its first meeting today. The wishes of his republican col leagues have been obtained by Senator Hale, chairman of the republican commit tee. and these were considered. Senator Hawley, ranking republican mem ber of the inter-oceanic canal committee, has asked to be relieved from duties on the committee because of ill-health. The report that Senator Morgan will withdraw from the committee when he is deposed from the chairmanship, which it has been decided shall go to Senator Haii na, is not credited by either republicans or democrats. AGAINST BOGUS INSURANCE. Bill Introduced Aimed at Get-Rich Quick Concerns. Messrs. Cockreli and Dryden today pre sented to the Senate an address from a committee representing the insurance com panies of the country, asking for legislation locking to the prohibition of the use of the mails for bogus insurance companies by so extending the lottery laws as to make them applicable to those concerns, and Senator Dryden Introduced a bill to carry the petition into effect. In presenting his petition Senator Cock reli referred to the insurance companies against whom the proceeding is directed as "get-rich-quick concerns." and Senator, Dryden gave assurance of the high char acter of the petitioners. The insurance committee, in its address, says that "the public is being imposed upon to a larger extent by these unworthy concerns claim ing to be insurance companies than by any other class of frauds." DISTRICT IN CONGRESS. Measures of Local Interest in the Sen ate and House. Senator Gallinger today introduced a bill amending the act to define and regulate the rights of aliens to hold and own real estate in the territories, approved March 2, 18^7, so as to extend to aliens the same rights and privileges concerning the acquisition and holding, owning and disposition of real estate in tha District of Columbia as they have in the territories. Representative Bishop of Michigan intro duced a bill in the House this afternoon di recting the Secretary of the Interior to ac quire by condemnation proceedings for the purpose of providing a government reser vation the several parcels of land included within the triangle between ltith street ex tended, Mt. Pleasant and Kenesaw avenue. A sum sufflcint for the purpose not exceed ing $40,000 Is appropriated. The measure will be referred to the committee on the District of Columbia. The Bureau of Labor. A petition was today Introduced in the Senate from J. W. Smith, secretary of the Economic O. M. Society of the District of Columbist, praying that Congress take ac tion to make the bureau of labor a non partisan and Independent branch of the government instead of continuing it as a bureau of the Department of Commerce and Labor. Movements of Naval Vessels. The cruiser Buffalo, carrying the joint army and navy commission, left Guantana mo yesterday for Santiago de Cuba. The training ship Prairie, carrying a bat talion of marines, arrived at Guantanamo yesterday. It Is said at the Navy Depart ment that the Prairie has not been ordered to Colon. The Minneapolis has arrived at Hampton Roads and the Eagle has left Key West for Bahla Honda. Ordered to Fort Howard. First Lieut. Compton Wilson, assistant surgeon, at San Francisco, has been re lie\'ed from duty in the Philippines and or dered to Fort Howard, Md., to relieve Capt. Edward R. Schrelncr, assistant surgeon, who Is ordered to duty at Fort McHenry, Md., relieving First Lieut. William N. Bis pham, assistant surgeon, who is assigned to duty at Fort Logan, Colo. Report Denied. NEW YORK, November 17.?The report that President Truesdale of the Delaware. Lackawanna and Western road is to retire was denied today by Vice President Loomla of the Lackawanna. T Every advertisement III The Star is pertinent testi mony, not of faith, but of conviction. AT THE WHITE HOUSE Panama Canal Discussed at Cabinet Meeting. SPOONER AMENDMENT PHASES OF THE ACT WHICH MIGHT WORK MUCH HAML Gov. Durbin Calls on President ? Af fairs of General Interest Taken to the President. With the administration definitely com mitted to the building of a 1 Panama route, and having bnished -Ids all immediate consideration of Colo,nb'* a factor in that purpose, the Questions now confronting the Pr~1*>n*' the cabinet and the republican '? Congress are whether they can P?~od with the work under the Spooner amendment, adopted in the last Congress, or it will be necessary to enact n?w legis! t ?n throughout. The Spooner amendment pro vided for the construction of the c inal by the Panama route, if the President could acquire from the republic of Colombia pe - petual control of a strip of lan1 not less than six m.les wide, on such terms as might be deemed reasonable J ailing In T* the President should proceed U, con struct the canal by the Nicaragua. route, RTcarl tUe wouldT "2KSK. mutually a Thrblf^hoHsed the ^ ,Phcnr^ht ml* and?&?InThe Panama canal, and appropriated from,?<' j?.,?*ry Department whatever money was n? eessary "ss cT'r5S.'y is teresrts she should turn over o flu tes This made a prospective twh pa ment from the United States treasury of |3?>000.000 before real work f " cc ristructlon of the canal after title had been secured the Spooner amendment p. > vlded for the Issuing of United States bonds to The amount of $130,000,000 to meet any "There's5'a wide difference of opinion whether the administration can Proceed under the Spooner amendment with the republic of Panama, or whetner ii will L n^,ury to nulllfy that an^nd ment and enac- other legislation^ Whether or not Senator Spooner. who wasi at ??? vVhlte House trday. discussed this questoln with the President, he did not say. A most Important consideration for the (rCBRurv Is the expenditure of the 000 in cash that Is authorised under tha canal amendment The supposition Is^gen eral that the amount of money that the United States agreed to J*y would go to the new repubUc of Panama for concessions. Afleast some part ofthe ?W 000,000 allowed will be given to Pan ama and the balance may be kept as an In deranlty to pay Colombia for wl she demand from this country. Colombia along may be offered I10.000.000 for what she htf lost At any rate, there would be a big cash payment to be made if the Spoonor amendment is considered as covering the present situation. Might Disturb Business. Can this amount be paid without unset tling financial conditions to some extent? The total available cash balance of the Treasury Department a few days ago wag $18.104.22.1680, but of this vast sum $173.M2M.4?4 was in national bank depositories through out the country. That makes a total of about $50,000,000 in the treasury Pr"Per_ The amount will probably /'h:1"K0 'V .ht_ of a larger cash balance by the time this country gets to the point of doing business and makfng canal payments, but It will not be above $00,000,000, at the outside, unless the transaction is long delayed. Tradition declares that there should always be in the Treasury Department proper $50.<?0.0<? with which to meet possible emergencies. It is admitted, however, that the iwnount could safely be reduced to $40.000.000. or less Of the amount with national bank depositories and carried as a liability of the treasury there is a large sum to the credit of disbursing officers. This could be reduced, and the treasury could probably pay of the canal payments $30000.000 out of the funds now in hand. But this *ou|d leave $20,000,000 to come from the deposits with national banks. How seriously would the withdrawal of this sum disturb the financial and business interests of the coun 11 Secretary Shaw has been placing money with the banks for months because of a threatened stringency in finances. If his theory was correct then, hew can he alTora to withdraw from business such a lxrge sum as $20,000,000 at one time? financiers say that the payments will not have to be made before spring, or early rext jummer, when business will lie In a. better condition to spare the money, but others contend that the deficiency will again be felt in the following fall and winter, when the republicans, according to program, will not have provided new legis lation affecting finances On the other hand, it Is said, new legis lation is decided upon for the canal, (md this should provide for the $.>o.n<rt. m pay ments by the sale of Cnited States bonds. If-win* the deposits with the national hanks The democrats, these partisans maintain, might be furnished with ? cam palsn Issue of Importance relative to the weakness of financial laws which would not permit the government to take from banks Its own money without precipitating* serious trouble, either at the lime or some months iifterward when business again became brisk and'there was a demand for money to move the crops of the country. Such is the problem confronting the re publican party and which it must solve if it intends to carry the canal negations to a decisive point without delay. That the President would be glad to have the honor of settling the question of a canal and doing something there seems to be m> rfimibt and it is believed that if he is em powered to act this country will be in pos session of the canal route and be ready to TegTn work before the middle of next year. Canal at the Cabinet Meeting. Practically only one subject was consid ered at today's session of the cabinet. The Panama situation was gone over in all Its nhises Secretary Hay laid liefore the President and cabinet the protest against the action of the Cnited States government lYto the Senate cannot receive secretary Hay thd foreign ^vernmenCf^y Itecret^Hay ^e cabinet No decision has been reached hl to whether the document will be for mally received. That will lie finally with Jht President himself. The nature and the the 1 re treaty to be made between theT'nltd States and the republic of Pana ma for the construction of the canal *** discussed at length but no statement of those terms was made public. Canal Commissioners. Seven commissioners are, under the pro visions of the Spooner amendment, to have charge of the building of the csnal. That commissioners will be appointed, undsr whatever arrangement may be made. Is