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"Who does NOT read
The Star?"
It's easier to answer the
other question ? "WHO
reads The Star?"
"Everybody does," say
all competent authorities.
Casket Containing Document
Opened in Palace.
Was Signed With Special Gold Pen
Purchased Especially for
the Occasion.
PANAMA, December 2.?The canal treaty
was signed at 11 ::13 a.m. today. There were
no amendments to the treaty.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ksprilla ar
rived lure from Colon yesterday with the
new canal treaty. The treaty was dis
cussed last night, and, as was expected,
was ratified today by the republic of Pan
Bear Admiral J. G. Walker arrived on
the same train that brought Senor Es
Assembled in Grand Salon of Palace.
Senors Ariango and Arias, with some of
the ministers of the new republic, met the
party at the railway station. Senor Ks
prilla drove immediately to the government
palace, where the chest containing the
treaty was placed on a table in the main
At 4 o'clock In the afternoon members of
the junta and of the ministry assembled
In the grand salon of the palace.
Enveloped in Panaman Flag.
The chest and two small tin boxes, ad
dressed to the members of the junta and
bearing the seals of Minister Bunau-Varilla.
were placed on a table in the center of tho
Surrounded by the spectators, who were
seated about the table, Senor Esprilla optn
ed the chest and withdrew the cotton wrap
pers, finally bringing to light the treaty,,
enveloped in the Panaman flag. The docu
ment was addressed to the members of tne
Junta by Minister Bunau-Varllla.
Signed With Special Gold Pen.
Senor Arias then broke the seal and for
mally handed the paper to the members of
the junta. There was only one copy, in
the English language.
After discussing its provisions the min
isters and members of the junta all signed
the document with a special gold pen pur
chased for the occasion.
It Is probable they will hand it to Admiral
"Walker fo'r transmission to Washington.
Secretary Hay Will Listen to the Co
lombian Envoy's Propositions.
Dr. Herran, the Colombian charge, called
at the State Department again today and
arranged with Secretary Hay that the lat
ter should foj mally receive General Beyes,
the Colombian envoy, tomorrow. The doc
tor discussed at some length with the Sec
retary the existing situation, but will leave
It to General Beyes to broach any sugges
tions with which he may have been
charged by the Colombian governxnent look
ing to a settlement of the dispute between
Colombia and Panama.
Secretary Hay will give a courteous re
ception to General Beyes and a patient
hearing to any propositions he may have to
unfold. But It is clear that In the view of
the administration the steps taken by the
Vnlted States as to Panama cannot be re
traced, and It follows that Panama being
In actual possession of the ri^ht of way of
tho canal there can be no negotiations with
Colombia looking to the acquisition from
her of any right to the canal strip.
Mr Varilla. the Panama minister, called
on Secretary Hay a few minu:es after the
departure of Dr. Herran to ascertain the
latest advices from the isthmus.
Motorman Fatally Hurt and Several
Passengers Injured.
CHICAGO, December 2.?In a collision
between the north-bound trains on the
South Side elevated railroad today, at the
61st street station. Harry Cottell, a mo
torman, was fatally hurt and several of
the passengers seriously Injured.
The fog and frost on the rails were re
sponsible for the accident.
At almost the same moment several per
sons were injured in a collision between
two Cottage Grove avenue cable trains at
81st street.
While the guards on the elevated train
were holding the gates shut In order to
prevent the passengers from jumping to
the tracks and possibly being electrocuted
the wires in one of the coaches became
crossed, starting a fire in the crowded car.
The cry of "Fire!" caused a panic. Win
dows were smashed and a rush was made
for the doors. Charles F. Bedman, one of
the passengers, more collected titan the
others, caught a fire extinguisher and broke
the bottle over the fire.
His example was quickly followed by
others. In the fight to extinguish the
flames one of the extinguishers struck Bed
man on the head, causing an ugly scalp
Baptist Preachers Meet and Resolve at
Norfolk, Va.
S|x-clal Dlxpati-h to Tlie KtodIdk Star.
XOBFOLK, Va., December 2.?The Bap
tist Preachers' Association of Norfolk and
Portsmouth lias taken a decided stand
against display funerals with costly cas
kets, lavish mourning, elaborate pageants
and the like, which the ministers class as
un-Christlan like and in opposition to the
teachings of the Holy Scriptures.
The preachers oppose In strong language
the display of money In the purchase of
high-priced caskets, the reckless disregard
of those already heavily in debt, for econ
omy in the purchase of floral tributes and
the hiring of numberless vehicles, for
which liverymen are compelled to demand
high charges to meet the expense of main
taining such turnouts.
Both Parties at New Orleans Raise
Special Diapatrh to The Kreulng Star.
NEW ORLEANS, La.. December 2-?Lead
ing republicans and democrats are making
an effort to get the national republican con
vention here. F. B. Williams, chairman of
the state central republican committee, au
thorises the statement that $30,000 is al
ready pledged to secure it.
Students Leap From Fourth
and Fifth Floors,
Ottawa, Ont., University Completely
Destroyed?Loss More Than
Quarter Million.
OTTAWA. Ont., December 2.?The Ot
tawa University in this city wan totally
destroyed by Are early today.
All that remains of the magnificent stone
building, which was one of the sights of
the eastern part of the city, is portions
of the walls.
It will be two years before it can be re
built. and meantime it will be impossible
to get a place suitable to carry on the work
of the institution. There were 450 students
at the university, which was a Kornan
Catholic institution, and was carried
under the charge of the clergy.
Nearly All From United States.
Of the students about 350 were boarders
and the remainder day scholars Nearl>
all of the boarders were from the United
States, principally from the New England
While the students were at breakfast in
the refectory, about 7 o'clock, some of them
saw smoke escaping from arounc the]pipes.
In half an hour the fire made its a;ppeox
ance. and soon afterward the whole build
ing was in a blaze. ,.;a?n
The students and others who h..d lisen
early%scaped easily. A number who were
still abed had to take to the fire escape
in their night shirts or jump from ttie
building into blankets held out by the fire
men below.
Jumped From Top Floors.
The fire escapes were all on one side of
the structure, and those who slept on the
other side could not reach them.
They had to jump, some of them from the
fourth and fifth stories. It was in jump
ing that the accidents occurred.
All of the students, however, escaped
with very slight injuries, no one being seri
ously hurt. Two of the priests were seri
ously injured, and one, Father Boyon, is
not expected to live.
tfe was in the fifth story. He could not
reach the escapes and had to jump. He
fell on a veranda below, landing on his
shoulder and afterward rolling to the
ground, striking on his head.
Leaped Into a Blanket.
Father Fulliam was on the fourth floor.
He leaped into a blanket held out for him
and sustained some Injuries to his side, but
will recover.
Father McGurty was burned on the head
and arms, but not seriously injured. An
old woman, a servant, jumped from the
fifth story and was badly hurt. S. Harvey,
a student from Brunswick, Me., awoke
only when his bed was on fire.
He sprang to the window in his night
shirt, and, throwing his body outside,
hung to the sill for fifteen minutes, when
he was taken down safely by the firemen.
Boyon May Die.
A student named Cullen Jumped from the
fourth story with his glasses on and had
his face cut. A domestic, Miss Dupuis, was
badly injured. The students lost all their
It is expected that all will recover ex
cept Father Boyon. The loss is from $250,
Otx) to $300,000; insurance, $200,000.
The fire is supposed to have resulted from
a burning cigarette which was thrown
away after the play given last night in
the academy hall. Later information Is to
the effect that Father Fulham is more seri
ously Injured than at first stated.
A library of 30,000 volumes was destroyed.
Russian University Compelled to Close
Its Doors.
KIEFF, Russia. December 2 ?The univer
sity here has been closed until January 3
because of the renewal of disorders on the
part of the students.
The latter refused to recognize the au
thority of the court of professors consti
tuted to try twenty-nine students who
arrested as a result of the recent
disturbances which occurred among the
students at Kieft, Odessa, Kazan and
The students, on the present occasion,
met an attempt to shut them out of the
university by battering down the gate%
and damaging the bui ding. from which,
finally, they were ejected by a force of
Cossacks and police. ^
Portland's Postmaster Says Inspector's
Statement is Untrue.
PORTLAND. Ore.. December 2?In a
statement issued last night Postmaster
Bancroft denies the report that post office
inspectors have found a shortage of over
$8U0 in the accounts of the Portland post
office. .
"The statement that there Is any short
age in this office is wholly untrue,'' said Mr.
Rancroft. "Mr. Riches, one of the inspec
tors, told me there is absolutely no short
age'in the office."
? ? ?
Government Reports Awaken Cotton
Market at New York.
NEW YORK. December 2.?Great activity
and excitement hjid been expected at the
opening of the cotton market this morning
owing to the census bureau report at mid
day. but the scenes on the floor of the ex
change. where brokers were shoving and
pushing and clamoring in their wild rush
to buy or sell, surpassed anything that has
been witnessed since the spectacular days
of the old July corner.
The interests Involved were tremendous.
Trading has been extraordinarily active all
the season, and perhaps never before has
there been so large a speculative interest
in the market, all standing to win or lose
on the report of the census bureau.
The opening was an advance of 13 to 10
points, and the first influx of covering
carried March to within three points of
the 12-cent mark, that month selling at
11 9T, while December reached 11.09, Janu
ary 11.80 and May ll.W.
Realising was extremely heavy, however,
and as the demand from shorts grew some
what less persistent ? moderate reactions
were scored, though the undertone never
lost its strength or excitement.
The Liverpool market, which had been
rather lower than due. joined In the gen
eral strength, and New Orleans waB quite
as active and excited as the local market.
Senator Foraker Says Repub
licans Are Not Afraid.
Naturalization Law Will Have to Be
Amended to Suit Present Condi
tions?Harbor for Ouam.
"I am not in favor of the republican party
going into the presidential campaign wear
ing gum shoes; put on brogans Instead."
Thus spoke Senator For.iker of Ohio to a
Star reporter today. Tiie remark was
called forth by the statement that there
was disinclination among some republican
congressmen to act on the Philippines tariff
reduction bill for fear that it would precipi
tate a general tariff debate on the eve of
the presidential election. Senator Foraker,
who is chairman of the committee 011 Pa
cific islunds and Porto Rico, Xvent on to
"Why should the republican party be
afr;:id to discuss the tariff at any time? If
there is any policy of legislation with which
the republican party is identified, and
identified, too, to the satisfaction of the
American people, If election returns can be
taken as an indication, it is the tariff.
"Let them talk tariff, if they want to.
What have we to be concerned about? We
admit that some schedules of the Dingley
tariff act. Trained in l.S'JT, may not be alto
gether satisfactory for the conditions of
11MM, but we will use our own discretion
as 10 the time and method of chang ng
them, and take tiie responsibility before
the country for preventing the unsattling
of industrial and trade conditions.
"I believe there ought to be free trade
with the Phil ppines, as there i.s with Porto
Rico. I bel.eve the Senate, will at le st
pass a bill reducing the rate of tariff on
the products of the Philippine islands enter
ing this country. That bill should be
passed ut the regular session of Congress
tills winter, and give the Philippines the
prosper.ty Governor Taft pleads should be
given them.
"What if the bill does lead to general
tcriff debate? Has the position of the re
publican party, which has won on the issoe
of protective tariff, suddenly become such
that we cannot bear to hear that issue de
bated in Congress? That is a most le- |
markable suggestion.
"It might be well for the opportunity to
b<- offered for the republicans to go on
record and reassure the country, on the
eve of a presidential election, that its policy
lr, Congress is to preserve the idHustriil
stability which has been established under
republican legislation. It might not hurt
us to let the democrats give an object les
son of what they would do to the tariff, in
the way of smashing industries, causing the
shutting down of plants and idleness of
labor. If they should get into power.
"What will the country think of us If wc
refuse to do Justice to the people in our'ter
ritory of the Philippines, as recommended
by a republican administration, because we
are afraid to bring on a discussion jf a
policy which is one of the foundation stones
of the republican party? Let's give the
democrats all the tariff talk they want.
We can say two words to their one in ap
pealing to the common sense of the Amer
ican j?eople."
Senator Foraker said in reference to
Porto Rico that the only legislation of
importance which he expected this ses
sion would be the passage of the bill re
lating to the naturalization of citizens of
the island. It passed the Senate In the
last Congress, but final action was pre
vented by the brevity of the session. At
prefeent the status of the Porto Rlcans Is
rather .indefinite. The first step in the
naturalization of an alien is forswearance
of allegiance to any foreign power or po
tentate. As the Porto Rlcans, cannot re
nounce allegiance to a foreign power, not
now bearing such allegiance, it is neces
sary for Congress to make a change In
the naturalization law so far as applicable
to them. Guam. Samoa and Midway Island
come under the jurisdiction of the commit
tee of which Senator Foraker Is chairman,
but there is no legislation of importance
asked in their behalf except the Improve
ment of the harbor of Midway.
New Proceedings Instituted by the
British Government.
The British government has taken steps
to secure the person of Lynchehaun, the
Irishman who was accused of a murderous
assault upon his landlady in Ireland, but
who. after an extradition proceeding in
Indianapolis, was freed from arrest. The
new proceeding has been Instituted undor
the Immigration exclusion laws of tne
United States.
The basis lies in the fact that Lynche
haun was a convict when he landed In 'his
country, and therefore, under the exclusion
laws, he must be deported and returned to
the country whence he came. This, of
course, would place him within the grasp
of the British authorities. The application
Is now pending before the bureau of immi
Railway Companies to Appear Before
Interstate Commission.
At the time of the last granting of ex
tensions to the railroads within which to
comply with the law relating to the appli
cation of 50 per cent or more of air safety
brakes to their rolling stock it was not
thought by the interstate commerce com
mission that any further time would be
asked. Tills, nowever, has not bet-n the
case, the Erie. Lehigh Valley, Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Dayton and the lines of the
Pennsylvania company west of Pittsburg
having asked for "material extension In
order that they may properly Install the
equipment according to the act of Con
Inasmuch as they have now had nil the
time that the commission considers neces
sary within which they could, if they had
had the Inclination, have compiled with
the law, it is not feit likely that they will
got any further time, and they will, there
fore, be called upon to show causa why
they have not obeyed the law. The matter
will be heard by the commission in this
city on the ltith of this month.
Freight and Milk Trains Collide at
West Nutley, N. J.
NEW YORK. December 2.? Two men
were killed a?d four injured in the col
lision between a freight train and a milk
<r*in at West Nutley, N. J., late last night.
The dead are P. J. Crllly, Jersey City, en
gineer of the freight truin, and Fireman
John Balmos of Port Jervis, N. Y? of the
milk train.
The injured are Conductor J. H. Honnoll
of Suffern, N. Y.. E. D. Ordway of Port
Jervis, conductor of the freight train; Flag
man Henry Miller and Engineer Morgan "of
the milk train.
Board of Health Takes Dras
tic Measures.
Butler, Pa., Completely Demoralized by
Epidemic That Holds It in
HARRISBURG, Pa., December 2.-Dr.
Benj.tm.n Lee, secretary of the state board
of liealth, who was detailed by Governor
Penny-packer to investigate tlie typhoid
fever ep'demic at ButJer, submitted a re
port today to the governor, who lmnediate
ly directed Auditor General Hardeutergh
to draw a warrant for $2,000 frofh the state
emergency fund for the relief of the suf
Tried Quarantine Officer.
This money will be used to employ a tried
quarantine oflicer of the "toird. to whom
the local board w.ll report daily every n w
case and every death and tiie condit '>ns
prevaiiing in the houses in which th; d s
ease exlsls. r
A quarantine officer will also be seift from
a neighboring county to Investigate the
water system and detect, if possible, any
additional sources of pollution, and to place
the information at the disposal of the local
Water-Borne Outbreak.
Dr. Lee says the epidemic bears all the
marks of a water-borne, and not a milk
borne,. outbreak, and tljat It is impossible
t? ascertain the number of cases.
A rough estimate, however, obtained by
communicating with physicians over the
telephone, developed t^e fact that a little
more than half of theni we;e treating ?>&?>
Dr. Lee found the town completely demDr
alized, and the first thing to be done to
.prevent a further spread of the d sease was
to notify all persons to boij their drinking
Physicians Worn Out.
He says so great was' the demand Tor
| medical aid that for t^e past two we?ks
the physicians had scarcely visited their
| homes, be ng occupied *ty ?nfl night with
attendance on the sick.
A very considerable number physic'ans
and the health officer of thp town were Hi,
while the time of the president of the board
of health was to a tfo^derabte extent oc
cupied in caring- for.sjck members of his
own family. 1 4
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Japanese Mini seer Lecffeg Rials of
Agreement WJth llussift.
LONDON, December 2;?The Japanese
minister, Baron .*Hayttshl, reiceived the
r.ews of the bg?ls of the, agreement reached
between Russia and Japrtn through the
exclusive dispatch of the Associated Press
on the subject from Paris-last night. lie
"That is splendid news. ? I have waited,
a long time in the hope of bearing it.
With the basis reached it Will only be a
short time before the treaty is signed. The
whole difficulty so far has been to arrive
at_a basis satisfactory to both nations."
.>, ??? ? the su?gested arbitration of
the difficulties between Japan and Russia,
Baron Hayashi remarked:
No such proposition has been mentioned
,??e- and 1 doubt if the Manchurian I
question could be settled by that method.
1 he Hague court appears, to me to exist
more for the purpose of Interpreting knotty
points of existing treaties than for dealing
ci'urlf" a territoria/1 Question as Man
The other embassies her^ arejnelined to
gesfed view of the arbitration sug
Baron Hayashi denies tSiat Japan has
purchased or Is negotiating for either the
Cl'llean or Argentine warships bu.lt in
Europe for those republics.
? ?? * m
House of Lords Refuses to Allow Wo
men to Qualify as~Lawyers.
LONDON. December 2.?The house of
lords has finally decided that women are
debarred by their sex from becoming quali
fied lawyers In this country.
The question arose on the appeal Of a
Londoner, Miss Bertha G?vo, against the
decision of the benchers of Gray's Inn not
to admit her as a student for the purpose
of being called to the bar.
The court decided that there was no
precedent for a woman's admission to the
inns of court, and no reason to create a
precedent. The benchers assert that the
statutes of Gray's Inn ignore women so
a5so'u as to 'eavo them no power to
admit a woman.
No Friction Claimed?Only Party
Success Desired.
NEW YORK, December 2 ?Governor
Cdell came down from Alh.-ray last night
and today held two conferences with Sen
ator T. C. Piatt and ChaiAian Dunn of the
republican state committee.
Subsequently the governor mnde a state
ment in which he sail they had arrived at
a conclusion that was satisfactory to all,
and added:
"There is no reason for anyfriction in the
party. We are, on the contKiry, actuated
by a common desire for the "party success
and increased votes, and .propose unitedly
to work to that end." r
Japanese Sentiment Favors r.n Ultima
tum to Btistria.
TOKIO, Japan. December 2.?A meeting
of the Shempoto mpmbefs1 oflhe diet today
passed a strong resolution denouncing the
ceblnet's dilatory foreigti policy and re
cording the opinion that peace in the far
east demands the evacuation of Manchuria
and the opening of the principal ports
Popular feeling is increasingly in favor
of the speedy d^patch ot-'an ultimatum to
Ru;-sla, but tHji Japanese government is
culm and confident,
- ? ?
Wood Appointed Inspector General.
SAN ERA NCI SCO. DeflttSber 2.?MaJ. W.
Wood has been appointed inspector general
of the Department of California. Col. Geo.
Andrews, the adjutant general, has been
ofTejIlir =H?U8eit of the appotntn^nt and
hits Issued nstwctlons detaching Maj.
>\ cod from "als regiment, the 20th Infantry.
Receivers Appointed by the Federal
Court Begin Going Over
the Rooks.
ZIQN CITY, 111., December 2.?Except at
the bank here, no sign of disturbance over
bankruptcy proceedings against John Alex
ander Dowie was visible In this place today.
The bank was closed and guarded both by
United States deputy marshals and by
'?'Hon ffuardB," the local police. Otherwise
the Dowielte iDpUtutipns were being con
ducted as if nothing unusual had happened.
Behind Closed Doors.
Behind closed doors in Dowie.'s private
office today Dowie and his attorney met
Custodian Redieski and attorneys repre
senting the creditors.
The principal object was to plan for the
corttinuatlon of the various industries. The
secrpt conference is said to have been
stormy at times, when Dowie became an
gered at what he called ?'preaumptlon" on
the part of his opponents.
Going Over the Books.
CHICAGO, December 2 ?The receivers ap
pointed by the federal court began today
going over the books of the Zion Indus
tries. Instead of Dowie, Federal Custodian
Paul Redieski is technically the head of
Zion City, and in control of ift factories em
ploying about 4.000 persons.
Efforts made throughout the night by ,
Dowie's supporters are said to have netted
nearly $25,000 in cash and it was said today
that Dowie might come to Chicago without
delay to take steps toward doing away with
the receivership.
Bears Certificate of Election From
Eleventh Kentucky District.
Dr. W. Godfrey Hunter, bearing a cer
tificate of election to the House of Repre
sentatives from the eleventh Kentucky dis
trict, has reached the city and was at the
Capitol today. He saw Speaker Cannon
and talked over committee assignments
with him. Had Dr. Hunter been delayed
until after Friday next, when the Speaker
is expected to announce the complete com
mittee list, he might -have been omitted from
the assignments. Dr. Hunter will be sworn
in when the House meets Friday at noon.
He succeeds the late Vincent Boreing.
The contest for the vacancy was a spfrited
one. A special election was held. Three
republicans were In the field, the district
being a republican stronghoW. ' Hun
ter ran as an independent republican and
received a slight plurality. A fight was
made against him before the st&te board
of elections, the claim being made that
lie had without authority placed the regular
republican emblem above his name. This
fight, it is said, will be transferred to the
House, a contest being promised by C. E.
Edwaf-ds. who claims to have been the reg
ular republican nominee.
The Twentieth Infantry Leaves San
Francisco for Manila.
Acting Adjutant General Hall was today
Informed by Col. Geo. Andrews, adjutant
general of the department of California,
that the transport Logan sailed from San
Francisco yesterday at noon with the fol
lowing military passengers:
Twentieth Infantry, C24 men and follow
ing officers: Col. McCaskey. Lieut. Col.
Reynolds, Major Rogers, Chaplain Mur
phy Capts. Morrison, Krug, Lewis, Graves,
Webster, Moore, Hirsch. Chapman, Mearns,
Estes. C. Smith. M. Smith, Lieuts. Powers,
De Witt, Minus, Shipp, Beachan, w ilson.
Nettles, Kinzie. Graham. Petty. Bowen,
Randolph, Wallace, Boiler, McClery, Par
dee, Nelly. Wrightson, Carrithers, Ahrends,
Phillips. Chaffln; also Lieut. Col. Robinson,
Major Palmer, Quartermaster Maxfleld. s g
nal corps: Capts. Van Horn, Seventeenth,
Eaton Twenty-third Infantry; Lieuts. Cole
man. Artillery Corps; Grinstead, Twenty
third Infantry; Contract Surgeon Harris,
sixteen casuals, twenty-six hospital and
twenty-five signal corps men, sixty-eight
marines, with one officer. -
Holloway is Better.
HALIFAX, N. S.. December 2.?United
States Consul General Holloway, who has
been 111 ever since his arrival in this
city, has recovered sufficiently to be able
to leave the hospital and go to his hotel.
TmmI Arrivals.
At Queenstown?Teutonic, from New
At New York? Palatla, from Genoa and
t enough ; we want our money, too.
Official* Opine That Courts Will Fully
Protect Telluride Miners'
DENVER, Col., December 2.?The execu
tive board of the Western Federation ?f
Miners has sent the following telegram to
'PmMmt Roosevelt:
"At the present time officers of the state
at Colorwta. UlWler lUt gu>m and pr?t*JU ot
enforcing law. have ordered a large num
ber of reputable and self-sustaining ciU
zens and residents to leave Telluride, Col.,
under penalty of being imprisoned or oth
erwise severely dealt wltl>.
Not Guilty of Any Crime.
"The citizens and residents are not guilty
of any crime against the laws of the state
of United States. The Constitution and
laws of the United States pertaining to
civil rights are being frequently violated,
and we call on you under the civil rights
statutes and under section 1988 of the Re
vised Statutes of the United States to in
vestigate conditions prevailing there and
give to these persons who have been so
outraged the protection guaranteed to them
by the laws of the land."
Telegram Received.
President Roosevelt today received a
telegram, from the executive board -of the
Western Federation of Miners, strongly
urging him to protect the rights of the
miners who have been ordered to leave the
Telluride district in Colorado on penalty
of Imprisonment.
The matter is In the hands of th.^ state
authorities of Colorado and it does >T>t ap
pear at this time that the federal L"-vern
ment, through the President, can properly
take action in it.
Secretary of War Consulted.
The Secretary of War, who has been con
sulted by the Colorado authorities, has
expressed ttie opinion that the government
cannot interfere legally in the trouble in
the Telluride district at the present June
t ture.
Among officials who have considered the
subject It is believed that the rights of the
miners will be protected fully by the courts.
President Palma Confronted With an
Enormous Increase.
Mr. Squiers, United States minister to
Cuba, called at the State Department today
to discuss the Cuban situation with Secre
tary Hay. The delay in acting upon the
pending Cuban reciprocity bill Is doing
much to interfere with sugar shipments,
but the Cubans appear to be reconciled to
the prospect of a final ratification.
President Estrada Palma Is striving to
adjust the claims of the veterans of the
Cuban army for back pay, but is confronted
with an enormous increase in the amount
of these claims, which, originally about
*10,000,000 In the aggregate, have now in
creased to IS2.000.000.
In addition the civilians who were em
ployed by the revolutionary government
before Cuban Independence was achieved
have united to present their claims for
compensation, the allowance of which
would Increase the total amount which the
Cuban government must borrow to no less
than $75,000,000.
The committee which was appointed to
float a loan of $35,000,000 has returned to
Havana and Is now seeking to modify the
conditions of the loan to make it accepta
ble to New York and European financiers,
mainly in the direction of Increasing the
Interest from 5 per cent to about 6 or 7
per cent or of lowering below the 90 per
cent proposed the amount for which the
bonds were to be placed on the market.
Navy Department Changes.
Changes In the classified service of the
Navy Department have been made as fol
Appointments?George B. Ryan, appren
tice plate printer, at $900 per annum, hydro
graphic office.
PromoUons?W. W. Norrls, from appren
tice draftsman at $200 per annum to ap
prentice draftsman at $400 per annum, hy
drographic office; John C. Sell, from ap
prentice draftsman at ?300 per annum to
apprentice draftsman at $400 per annum,
hydrographlc office; William Dougherty,
from apprentice lithographer at $300 per
annum to apprentice lithographer at $400
per annum, hydrographlc office; Albert E.
Dye, from apprentice draftsman at $30)
per annum to apprentice draftsman at $400
per annum, hydrographlc office; J. J. But
ler. from special laborer (messenger boy)
at $104 per diem to special laborer (mes
senger boy) at $1.62 per diem, office of the
gBoeral board.
Prepare to Plead Guity in
Superior Court.
So Prosecutor Ward Believes ? Tw?
Aldermen Waive Examination
in Police Court.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., ?>??? ember 2.?
The Evening Press announce!* that six
more of the city officials who were arrested
ten days ago on the charge of bribery as
the result of Dant K. Salsluiry's confession
to the prosecuting attorney have decided
to waive examination in polce court and
plead guilty in the superior court.
One other may be added to the list later
today. One of the attorneys for the Im
plicated men went to Prosecutor Ward and
Police Judge Haggerty and informed them
that some of the respondents wanted to
wr.ive examination in the police court and
get into a position where they could go
at once to the superior court and plead
Arrangements Made at Once.
Arrangements were made at once for the
disposition of the cases in the lower court,
and bonds are already prepared for tl.ein.
This action was taken as the result of
a conference of attorneys for the impli
cated men. A majority insisted that sev
eral aldermen who have not already con
fessed were weakening, am llial tbey would
take the stand and ie-1 .:ll t' knew, the
conviction of ull the others thus I cing as
It was their cjnteniion lh..t T: was belter
to plead guilty in llirr hope of lenient treat
Prosecutor Ward Satisfied.
This step has occasioned satisfaction to
Prosecutor Ward, who says:
"1 have-been satisfied all almg that Sils
bury was telling the truth In the main.
Just what portion of his confession, if any.
Is not true, 1 am unable to determine, but
resulis so far bear out my belief in the
?trui-h of the major portion of It. lie may
have dragged in certain innSi- ht ones, but
ho certainly has landed many of the guilty
I.ant K. Salsbury is ill and unable io ap
pear in police court this forenoon. An ad
journment -of the examination of cx-Ahler
nian Ellen was taken until tomorrow morn
? ing, with the provision that It may be
taken up again today should S.ilsbury be
come able to appear. -?#
To Waive Examination.
"This also necessitated postponing calling
the examinations of the other Implicated
Aldermen Donovan and Slocum appeared
in police court at noon arid announced that
they would waive examination. According
to the plan decided on previously, they wer*
! at once bound over to the superior court.
Estimate on the Ciop-to Be Printed To
The census bureau today issued a report
on the quantity of cotton ginne^l from the
growth of 1903 up to and including Novem
ber 14, showing total commercial bales of
Of these 6,519,332 were square bates and
510,55ft Sea Island crop bales. There were
2M.506 ginneries operated this .season up to
and including November 14.
The cotton ginned in 1902, as reported by
the census bureau, was 5,i*2."i,S71! commer
cial bales up to October IS, and 9,311,N'li
commercial bales up to December IX.
Counting round bales, the number this year
is 0,815,162. In this report no account has
been taken of the quantity of linters ob
tained by the cottonseed oil mills from r?
girnlng cottonseed of this year's growth,
but statistics of such cotton will be In
cluded in the final report for this season.
This report will lie lollowed by two others,
showing the quantity of cotton ginned from
the growth of this year to December 13,
11AJ3, and to January 1G, 1901.
No estimates are given of the amount of
cotton remaining urginned. The census
agents were asked to submit these esti
mates, but the census bureau has not even
computed them as returned, turning them
over to the bureau of statistics of the De
partment of Agriculture to aid that office
in the annual estimate of the cotton crop,
to be issued tomorrow. The reason for
this, as announced by the census bureau, la
that when the final reports were received a
year ago "it appeared that the estimates
of the agents, made in October, were six
and four-tenths per cent short of the actual
crop grown. A margin of error so large a?
that is equal to the difference between a
short crop and a normal crop; and under
the peculiar conditions existing in the cot
ton market today the census bureau doea
not feel warranted In publishing any figures
in which so large an element of error may
exist again."
The policy of co-operation between the
census and Agricultural Department is
adopted on the recommendation of Secre
tary Cortelyou of the Department of Com
merce and I^ibor, to avoid conflicting re
ports as far as possible.
Either, Says Livingstone, Could Easily
Defeat Roosevelt.
Representative Dovingston of Georgia, the
Nestor of southern democratic politician*
in the House, was out on the streets today
after confinement to his residence on ac
count of sciatica for several weeks past.
Col. Livingston was asked by a Star re
porter his opinion of the Presidential situ
ation in the south since Mr. Cleveland's re
nunciation of further political ambition,
made while the colonel was laid up In dry
"My opinion," said Col. IJvlngston, "!?
that Mr. Cleveland's letter does not alter
affairs In the south. Judge Parker of New
York and Senator Gorman are the men
rrost talked about In the south, with Mr.
Hearst making some friends.
"Everybody knows that Senator Gorman
l? strong In the south. He is well known
to our people. There is not a politician of
Importance down our way who visits Wash
ington who has not met him personally and
talked with him. He Is acquainted with the
party managers in .ail the states. The peo
ple at large read of him in his capacity as
democratic leader in the Senate, so he la
widely known.
"Judga Parker would have friends in the
south if he cultivated them, but he does
not seem inclined to turn over his hand to
get the nomination, and this apparent In
difference on his part is leading some of
those who would aid him to propound the
perfectly natural question: If Judge Parker
is not Interested enough to contest for tl#
nomination, would he be interested enough
to light for election, if nominated?
"But I want to repeat what I have said
before, and I believe it to be the opinio*

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