Newspaper Page Text
THE EVENING STAR.
PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. Bx.oms Office, nth Stmt ud Pennsylrania Avgna*. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. 8. H. KAUITMANN, Preaident. Krw Tork Office: Tribune Building. Chicago Office : Tribune Bnildiag. Tbe Star la ???rr*?d to subscriber? in tb? eity by rarriers. on their own account, at 10 cent# per we??k, or 44 cent? per month. Copies at th* counter. 2 ?'??nta each. By mail?anywhere In the U. 6. or Canada?postage prepaid? 50 <enta por month. Saturday 8tar, 82 pages. $1 per year; with for eign poRfairo Added, $8 AO. <tot?*red at tb* P?*t Office at Waabington, D. <X# ? ? s^rad-class mall matter.) ?7 All mall subscriptions moat bo paid in adTsncet Jlatea of advertiaing made known on application. No. 15,842. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. The position of The Star is unique. No old Wash ingtonian is ever without it ??and the new ones quickly contract the habit. TWO CENTS. 10 BRING THE TREATY It is Possible That a Warship Will Be Used. DUE ABOUT THE 16TH REPUBLICAN SENATORS CONFI DENT OF FAVORABLE REPORT. Senator Cullom Has No Doubt That the Convention Will Be Ratified by Senate in Coming Session. Secretary Hay had a talk with, the Presi dent today about the developments on the Isthmus of Panama. Secretary Moody dropped In while the subject was under consideration and joined in the conference. As a result it is possible that one of the Urited States vessels now at Colon will be used to bring the Panama canal treaty, ratified yesterday at Panama, to thf United States. The authorities here have decided that It 1* proper to facilitate in every way the conclusion of the treaty, and influenced in some measure by the urglngs of the Pr.rsma representatives here cabled in structions to United States Consul General Gudger to assist in all proper ways in the disiateh of the treaty "on its return to Washington. This is the explanation of the consul general's conduct in confiding the precious treaty to Rear Admiral John G. Walker for conveyance across the Isthmus from Panama to Colon, where it was placed on shipboard. The treaty shculd reach Washington in the ordinary course about December 15, and as the Cuban reciprocity bill is to be disposed of in the Senate on December 16 the Presi dent can carry out his original intention ol' withholding the Panama treaty from inter ference with the Cuban bill, and at the same time avoid any unnecessary delay. As time wears on, the conlidence of re publican senators that the canal treaty will be favorably acted on by the United States Senate iiefore the regular session comes to a close is greater than ever. Mr. Cullom Exp?cta Ratification. "I have no doubt the treaty will be rati fied by the Senate in the regular session about to begin," said Senator Cullom to a Star reporter lOday. "We will have to keep right at it until it is disposed of. The time has come when we will have to begin dig ging a canal." This is the universal sentiment of repub licans in the Senate, and of some democrats as well. Even democrats who do not like the way events have progressed at Panama are not inclined to join any movement that might be made among the minority looking to a defeat of the treaty. For some time after the recognition of the republic of Panama some uneasiness was felt as to the attitude that would be taken by Senator Hoar on the subject. Up to the present time Senator Hoar has not made known any objection he might have to the course of the administration, and it is now generally believed that he will be in com plete accord with those who wish to promptly ratify the treaty, even if he should express some criticism of the haste in re lation to the recognition of the new repub lic. Senator Morgan's Resolutions. There is little doubt as to the course that will be taken by the committee on inter oceanic canals on Senator Morgan's resolu tions In relation to the canal. These reso lutions laid before the Senate a few days ago will be considered by the committee early in the regular session. They call for a practical reopening of the question of the desirability of the Panama and the Nicara guan routes, with authority, if the commit tee deems it necessary, to cause to be made further surveys of the Nicaragua route. Republican members of the committee have no intention of proceeding in any way to cause delay in the ratification of the treaty. The information desired by Senator Morgan as outlined in his resolutions ti-*t can be secured promptly will be had. but the making of any further surveys will not be even seriously considered. The majority of the committee believe that all the infor malon necessary to proceed with the work survev?n??mTretV and ,llat any additional deUy. oaly answer the purpose of The Treaty in Committee. While Senator Morgan's resolutions will go before the committee on interoceanic canals the treaty will, of course, be sent to the committee on foreign relations, of which Mr. Morgan is also a member. Mem bers of that committee are practically th,elr "Pinion that the course iin t <yiJowed ln dealing with the treaty rwi'' to report It to the Senate as soon as possible, as was done with the treatv with ten*M. b W'thOUt httVln* U liscussed at length there, soon as the republicans on the committee are satisfied that the treaty should be ratified they will vote to report It to the Senate. They iay tfiat whatever comment Senator Morgan mav make on the treaty ln the committee will mn th ? n a,fa,n *one over ln ,he Senate, h?v n ,pUrpoSt'fl wi? be answered by Uw* Senate discus31?" but once and that ln Program in the Senate. hen the treaty is once In the Senate Sessions will be held until It is disposed of. I'.ere Is no intention on the part of re publicans to curtail Senator Morgan's de bate. rhe practice of the Senate would ?t,\r,S H co,,",e evei^ If U were de a.S!e w?" >-? by senators without rcH-ir.l i > nectlons. On the other htn t o party con" ran has not re^rted ln the pa^^nT ^?r appears to be no likelihood thft he wUMn tht future, to any filibustering tactics in prevent action on the treaty S Jn ?Imply place himself on record as to T.ls on wha* lla* been done at Panama. Reports From Minister Beaupre. l.ong mail reports have reached the State Department from United States Minister Beaupre at Bogota, but their news has been anticipated by the cable dispatches In u large part. The latest dates are of November 4, and they relate principally to the various proo Vi u8 ,'roached ln U"Kota to revivify the Jlay-Herran canal treaty. Mr. Beaupre re lets an almost Incredible lack of compre ssion on the part of the Colombians of the fact that the Hay-Herran treaty can not be brought to life and that the Wash Jngton administration feels that it cannot IVLTf "? 8te,'.s TheHe re?'?rt? are sup! posed to have been those confided by Mr Reaupre to Mr. Lobo, an American Journey ing from Bogota to New York as thev that"city. department in the mall from German Ships to Visit New Orleans. Word has been received here that the en tire German West Atlantic squadron will visit New Orleans next month to take part In the celebration of Emperor William's birthday. January 21. The Navy Depart ment has not been officially advised of the proposed celebration, and consequently has r.ot arranged for any United States navil cepresentaUon. Mail Report Received From Rear Admiral Coghlan. CONFERENCES IN VAIN REPRESENTATIVES OF PANAMA AND COLOMBIA MEET. Arrival on the Scene of Gen. Reyes? Hostile Move to Be Delayed Until He Gives Further Orders. Additional details of the development of affairs on the Isthmus of Panama are given in a mail report just received from Rear Admiral Coghlan, commanding the Carib bean squadron, on bogrd the flagship May flower. The report is dated Colon, Novem ber 23, and is in part as follows: Conference on the Mayflower. "Since my last communication of Novem ber 17, No. 280-D, everything has remained quiet. The morning of the 17th the Com missioners from Panama arrived and held a conference on board the Mayflower with the commissioners from Cartagena. I was informed by Senor Arias of the Panama party that no conclusion was reached. The Catagena commissioners left on the royal mail steamer Trent at about 4 p.m. the same day. "On November 1!) General Rafael Reyes, a special agent of the Bogota government, arrived on the French mall steamer Can ada. Upon the assurance of the prefect of Colon that he was able to properly guard General Reyes from injury he was not in terfered with by our forces. I offered the hospitality of the Mayflower during his stay, and pointed out to him that It would be safer for him to be with us, etc., but he declined, as his position was such, he held. It would he improper to go on board a man of-war. The Canada flew the new flag of Panama at her foremast head all the time she was here. "Commissioners from Panama met Gen eral Reyes on board the Canada the morn ing of the 20th for a conference, which, I was told, came to naught. General Reyes wished me to hold a conference on political affairs, but I informed him it was impossi ble. as 1 had no authority to enter Into such subjects. Awaiting OTders From Reyes. "On the 20th he Informed me he would go to Port I.,lmon in the Canada, and thence to New Orleans by fruit steamer and on to Washington for consultation with Senor Amador and the United States governmentj also that he particularly desired that I would telegraph his thanks to the President and the Secretary for his gracious reception and treatment by United Statesnaval forces at Colon. He also said he had ordered the Colombian forces to make no hostile move until further orders from him. He was very gracious in his intercourse with us. "The Canada arrived back here from Fort Llmon on Sunday, the 22d, and reported that General Reyes and four of his party had gone north on a fruit steamer. "By letter from Commander Hubbard I learned that a small party of marauders had been robbing about the Valiente Penin sula. and that the Alcalde del Toro had sent a launch and a dozen soldiers down to In vestigate. "On the 20th the Schooner Elva took a commissioner of the Panama Junta and a company of fifty men on a special mission to Bocas del Toro. ?'The health of the squadron is good.'* SAILED FOR HONOLULU. Five Vessels of the Asiatic Sqtiadron Left Yokohama. Secretary Moody has received a cable message from Rear Admiral Evans, com manding the Asiatic station, saying that the New Orleans, Albany, Cincinnati. Ra leigh and Pompey sailed from Yokohama this morning for Honolulu, and that the battle ship squadron will follow in a day or two. It was expected that the entire fleet would have started on this practice cruise on the 1st instant, and the delay in getting off is attributed at the Navy De partment to the difficulty o? coaling. i>rob ably due to the prevalence of a storm. In answer to an Inquiry from Rear Ad miral Evans as to the probable disposition of his fleet after its visit to Honolulu the Secretary of the Navy today cabled him that he is to return with his force to Yoko hama as soon as Honolulu has been visited. This order is accepted as an indication that the Navy Department has no purpose of ? using the vessels of the Asiatic fleet in enforcing its policy for the construction of the Panama canal. RETURNS TO MANILA. Gen. Wade Has Just Visited the Island of Jolo. Maj. Gen. Wade, commanding the Divi sion of the Philippines, has notified the War Department of his return to Manila' from a visit to the Island of Jolo, where he went to look over the situation. It Is said at the department that he makes no reference to the recent enngagements In which the troops under Gen. Wood killed so many natives nor to the conditions as lie found them, probably preferring to make a special report by mail on the subject. In another dispatch Gen. Wade says that the transport,Sheridan arrived at Manila on the 28th ultimo. THE COTTON CROP. Actual Growth Will Amount to Nearly 10,000,000 Bales. Preliminary returns to the chief of the bureau of statistics of the Department of Agriculture indicate that the actual growth cotton in the United States In the years ??i-4 will amount to 0,962,039 bales of an average net weight oj 400.8 pounds. The area picked or to be picked Is estl niEted at 28,014,800 acres, a reduction of 892.405 acres, or 8.00 per cent, from the acreage planted. The total production of lint cotton is estimated at 4,889,706,267 pounds, an aver age of 174 4 pounds per acre. The esti mated production by states in pounds of iint cotton per acre, is as fallows: Virginia, 180; North Carolina, 210: South Carolina, 178; Georgia, 158; Florida, 142; Alabama, 161; Mississippi, 211; Louisiana, 223; Texas, 143: Arkansas, 106; Tennessee, 200; Missouri, 232; Oklahoma, 223; Indian territory. 231. In addition to the reports of its regular correspondents the bureau of statistics has had the benefit of an Investigation of the effect of the boll weevil upon the cotton crop of Texas for 11*?3 conducted under the direction of the chief of the division of entomology. The results of this investiga tion have been given due weight in the present report, and the details will be pub lished later by the division of entomology. Through the courtesy of the officials of the census office the department has also had access to the estimates made by the ctnsus agents as to the amount of cotton remaining unginned. These estimates were turned over to the department too late, however, to receive full consideration, and they were, therefore, not used In making thi present, estimate; FOUGHT FOR TWO DAYS Tribesmen's Losses Heavy; Germans' Slight. CONTINUOUS Firing retired TO BRITISH TERRITORY AFTER DEFEAT. Rebellious Natives Will Be Driven Into the Hands of Kaiser's Soldiers. BERLIN. December 3.?The Bondelz warts tribesmen of German Southwest Africa, after their defeat, November 21, by the German expeditionary column, retreat ed into British territory, and occupied some islands in the Orange river. The battle, which was fought at Sandfon tein, began November 20. The firing was kept up almost continuously for two days, both sides observing cautious tactics. Tribesmen Lost Heavily. The tribesmen lost heavily, according to the official advices, and the German losses were slight, but are not enumerated. The British column, sent by the authori ties of Cape Colony to prevent the Bondelz warts from entering British territory, was not in touch with the German expedition. It is presumed that when the British lo cate the rebellious natives the latter will be driven over the border intff the hands of the Germans. WILL FIGHT ALONE. War, If It Comes, Will Be Solely Be tween Russia and Japan. BERLIN, December 3.?The dispatch of the Associated Press from Paris Tuesday night, announcing that the basis for an agreement between Russia and Japan had been arrived at, is the most interesting topic of the day at the chancellories. While expressing the keenest curioslty about the source of the correspondent's in formation. the official world remains confi dent that the negotiations will not come to a breach. The foreign office bases Its confidence in this belief on the strength of the Russian position relieving her of the necessity of attacking, and on the Improbability of Ja pan securing permanent advantages from war. However, if war does come, the foreign office believes Russia and Japan would fight alone. Will Fight Alone. It does not believe that Great Britain and France have undertaken to mediate, and is Inclined to think Russia and Japan would reject interference even from their allies. Indeed, the foreign office does not think Japan has Informed Great Britain regard ing the details of her demands upon Rus sia, but preferred arranging matters en tirely with the latter country. Of course, friendly representations by France at St. Petersburg and by Great Brit ain at Toklo have probably been made. BOOMING THE EXPOSITION. Members of Congress Will Address Meeting at Newport News Tonight. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. NORFOLK,Va.. December 3.?Representa tive John Sharp Williams of Mississippi, the democratic floor leader, with Representative H. L. Maynard of Virginia, John F. Lacy of Iowa, Claude A. Swanson and Gardner of Virginia, who arrived from Washington this morning to speak tonight at a mass meet ing In Newport News in the interest of the Jamestown exposition, which It is pro posed to hold on Hampton Ro'ads In 1'.07, will depart tomorrow morning for a trip through colonial Virginia, including his toric Jamestown Island, Williamsburg and the battlefields of Yorkiown. Mr. Williams will probably return to Washington Saturday morning, but the others in the party may not reach the capital until Monday. Rear Admiral J*oseph G. Green, U. S. A., arrived here from Washington this morn ing, and, joining Mis. Green, will depart tonight to spend some time in Florida. Gen. W. R. ("ox, IT. S. A., arrived here today from Washincton and left imme diately for Tarboro, N. C. OVER 1,100 TYPHOID CASES. Two Hundred Families in Stricken Butler Receive Help. BUTLER, Pa., December 3.?Up to noon today 1.143 cases of typhoid fever had been reported to the representatives of the state board of health, and there are probcu bly 100 unreported cases in the town. There were one death and several new cases today, but the belief Is general among the Butler physicians that the worst is over, and from now on there will be fewer cases of fever developed. Two hundred families have received re lief In the form of supplies, medicines and nurses. Later.?-The fever claimed ltB thirty-fourth victim this afternoon In the person of Father Daniel Walsh, pastor of St. Paul's Catholic Church. Father Walsh has been ill two weeks. His work among the poor was untiring, and before becoming unconscious he gave away everything he possessed In the world. SWEDISH SHIP ASHORE. Topmast Gone and It is Believed She Will Be Total Wreck. LEWES, Del., December 3.?North Beach l'fe saving station reports that the Swedish ship Dharwar, with a cargo of matting fiom Hcngkong for New York, is ashore a few miles from Ocean City, Md. The main topmast has been carried away. It is feared the vessel will be a total wreck, as a heavy sea Is running and the wind is blcwlng thirty-six miles an hour. The North Beach life savers have been unable to launch the lifeboat to go to the rescue of the crew. The wrecking steamer North America has left the Delaware Breakwater to go to the assistance of the Dharwar. NEW ORLEANS IN EARNEST. $300,000 Offered for the Next Republi can Convention. NEW ORLEANS, December 3.?Frank B. Williams, a noted sugar planter, and chair man of the republican stato central com mittee of Louisiana, announced last night that the Louisiana republicans offer $900,000 for the next national republican conven tion, and want It held here. He ofTers $25,000 himself, promising to raise the balance from eleven Loulsl&nians, eacU giving a similar amount. Bodies of Aged Couple Found in Buffalo. HORRIBLY DECOMPOSED RELATIVE UNDER ARREST FOR ALLEGED COMPLICITY. Victims Kept Large Sums of Money in Their Home?Suspect in Custody. BUFFALO, N. Y., December 3.?The (le comrx>sed bodies of FrSna Frehr and his wife, an aged couple, who disappeared from their home, at 339 Jefferson street, on No vember 1"0, were found early today buried beneath a woodshed in the yard back of i their house. They had been murdered. The skulls of both had been crushed, and a hammer, such as would ivave inflicted the | blows, was found in the shed. Several hairs were found clinging to the head of it. Search by Entire Staff of Detectives. A search for Charles Bonier, who moved into the house of the Frehrs on the day of their disappearance, had been begun hours before the finding of the bodies, but the hunt was renewed by .the entire staff of headquarters detectives as soon as word came that the bodies of the old couple had been found. On Tuesday Bonier appeared at police court in response to a summons In a John Doe proceedings regarding the disappear ance of the Frehrs. The case was ad journed. and Bonier was ordered to appear in court yesterday, but he did not come. Foul Play Suspected. It was then that the suspicion of foul play grew stronger with the police, who had believed up to that time that the old couple had been taken away by relatives who hoped to inherit their money. Descriptions of Bonier were sent broad cast, and this morning Pnlfce Superintend ent Bull received a telephone message from Erie, Pa., stating that Bonier had been arrested there. Bonier is sixty-five years old. Gold Found on Housekeeper's Person^ Bonier's housekeeper, Louise Lindholm, is In custody in this city. The police found on her person gold pieces to the value of $70. The Frehrs were supposed to have a great deal of gold in the house. The woman says the money was given to her by Bonier. Kate Kahn, a relative of the Lindholm woman, was also tak^n to a police station i a trunk and some stuff which had belonged home lHS havin* ,Jflen f?"lid at her Victims pad Money and Property. The Frehrs owned another house and lot j besides their home in Jefeoson street and had money in the bank. It l*a?rwell known in the neighborhood that ti?ey kept large j sums of money in their home. Last spring a man said to have been Bo nier came to them to buy their home. He tQ. ha,ve ofTerod *-??*>. which the Frehrs refused. ) On November 20 the man moved into the I Frehr house and on that day the old couple disappeared. A female relative of the riehrs called at the house Thanksgiving ciay. I Investigation Leads to Discovery. She was told they had moved away. The police were notified and an investigation was begun which resulted In the discovery of the bodies today. 'he Lindholm woman was closely ques tioned by the police officials. She said Bo nier told her the old couple had sold the house to him and that they had gone to a house of refuge to spend the remainder of their lives. The gold found upon her she insisted had been given to her by Bonier. PAY OF AMBULANCE CORPS. Controller's Decision Regarding Part of the District Militia. Controller Tracewell of the treasury has rendered a decision to Capt. Andrew Parker, disbursing officer of the militia of the Dis trict of Columbia, on the rates of pay of the officers and enlisted men of the ambulance corps of the District militia. Before rendering a decision Controller Tracewell wrote to Gen. Harries for a statement showing the nature and charac ter of duties of the men of the ambulance corps. Gen. Harries' reply was referred to the Secretary of War November 18, requesting that the controller be Informed whether the duties of the sergeants, corporal and pri vates of the ambulance cerps correspond to the duties of the hospital stewards, act ing hospital stewards and privates of the I corps, old organization, and to the duties of sergeants, first-class sergeants and privates, first class, of the hospital corps, new organization, and an anawer with that. the duties are identical S%warhd0aSlndrpriev^esPerf?r,ne<i by h?8pUal the controller thereupon says: Keneral o7th5 th6 reP?rt of the surgeon fonne? of ihe ;'rn]y ,that the enlisted per siJ s of " ulance companies con Hi 1>5 er month' ? con>orah? at the rate of of J18 nf lnlh the Privates at the rate length of service ' W'thOUt lnCrease for tarL^,m aIso of ?P'nlon that the first lleu of flrat Cndl"g 18 emaled ^ the pay year) and ?/.ita?h8',moa^ed <?>?*> P^ only be midlL lance corPoral should per month!'the Pay 01 ?riv*te' viz., ,18 SECRETARY HAY^g GUESTS. Dr. Herran and Gen. *eyes Lunched I With Him Tfday. *' In accordance with an appointment made yesterday Dr. Herran. , the Colombian charge here, and General Reyes, Colombia's special representative, took luscheon with Secretary Hay^at the latter's home today. I lie opportunity was improved to thorough ly discuss the recent happenings on the isthmus, and Secretary Hay listened with a.ftreat d ?l 'nterRit to General Reyes' goVernm^nt*1 Position Of the Colombian Departure of Secretary Bo*t. Secretary Root left here this afternoon for New York, and is expected to return by Monday morning, it is understood that he has gone to New York on private business. Movements of Naval Vessels. The collier Saturn was put in commission yesterday at the navy yard, Bremerton, Wash. t?Zhtr V,iSk8bur? ha" arrived at Shanghai, the Yankee at Gloucester and the Cleve 1 land and Powhatan at Portsmouth. N. 1L ALL EQUIPPED FOR A YISI MOCCASIN IN TROUBLE SUBMARINE TORPEDO BOAT OFF LITTLE ISLAND, N. C. Tug Peoria Succeeds in Getting Line Aboard, but is Unable to Make Headway. CAPE HENRY, V?., December 3 ?The submarine torpedo boat reported In distress off the Little Island life saving station la the Moccasin. The tug Peoria has succeedeed in getting a line aboard, but so far is unable to make any headway. The torpedo boat Adder has been sighted off the Island. ANXIETY AT PORTSMOUTH. Speedy Yacht Tender Yankton Dis patched to Moccasin's Aid. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. PORTSMOUTH, Va., December 8 ?A tor pedo craft of some description is In peril off the North Carolina coast. Her identity Is as yet unknown. Assistance was dis patched from this navy yard, on receipt of Information that she Is a government ves sel. The craft Is believed to be a submarine type, although this naval station has no information of any of the submarines of the navy making a voyage In this direction. First Sighted by Life-Savers. The first information of the perilous po sition of the little vessel came In the shape of a telegram from the superintendent of Little Island life saving station. It was addressed to the weather bureau nnd contained Information that an un- | known boat was lying about three miles j off the station and that a tug was stand ing by her, evidently trying to get a line to her. The low freeboard Indicated that the boat was either a small craft almost awash, or else^a submarine torpedo boat. Flying Small Flags. She was said to be flying small flgs at either end, and this leads some of the ma rine sharps to Infer that she is some hunt ing launch that ventured outslcjp in the present heavy weather. The naval officials are wasting no time In speculation, however, and rather than take any chances whatsoever, the commandant ordered the Yankton, the speedy yacht ten der to the receiving ship Franklin, to pro ceed at once to the assistance of the Im periled craft. ? ? ? ROUTED OUT IN NIGHT CLOTHES. Early Morning Fire in Hotel at Detroit Causes Panic. DETROIT, Mich., December 3.?Ninety 1 guests and employes of the Hotel Campus on Monroe avenue were driven out Into the ' cold by a Are which was discovered in the basement of Selling & May's store under the hotel at an early hour today. No one was Injured despite the panic which followed .the ringing of the fire alarm In the hotel. About forty of the occupants j of the hotel were women and few of them stopped to dress, but rushed out on the lire escapes and down into the Icy alley at the rear of the building. They were given shelter at neighboring ! hotels, stores and the police station. Most of the guests were theatrical folk. The financial loss to the store and building is about $10,000. " I FIRED AS LAST RESORT. Conductor Shoots Fatally Passenger Who Assaulted Him. CHICAGO, December 3.?Ejected from a 41st s'reet electric car because he had re fused to pay his fare to a non-union con ductor, Omer R. Burke, secretary of the Steamfltters' Union, last night pursued the car for five blocks, assaulted the conductor and received a bullet wound which probably will cause his death. Robert Rogers, conductor of the car, was arreted and admitted the shooting. Secretary Moody Sails. Secretary Moody left here this afternoon on the dispatch boat Dolphin for Philadel phia to Inspect the League Island navy yard. He was accompanied by Senator Hale of Blaine, Senator Penrose of Penn sylvania and Representatives Adams and Butler and other members of the Pennsyl vania House delegation. The party Is ex pected to return to Washington on the Dolphin Sunday evening or Monday moru la T TO THE STATION HOUSE. CAN'T COME INTO ZION DOWIE ISSUES ORDER THROUGH CHIEF OF POLICE. Every Person Not of the Faith, Unless Government Official, Will Be Arrested. CHICAGO, December 3.?"All who have not Zion in their hearts cannot come into Zion," is the order promulgated today by John Alexander Dowie, through his chief of police. The order to the "Zion guards." the police force of the Dowlelte town of Zion City, continues: "From now on arrest or escort to the city limits every person who either is not of the faith or a United States official. We will bow to the government alone." Zion Guards Doubled. Following this order, the usual force of Zion guards was doubled, many of them patrolling the outskirts of Zion City with ponies. The lace factories, lumber mills and other Industries continued in operation today, and, contrary to expectation, Dowie "trade checks" were taken instead of money at the general store, a Dowie institution in the hands of the federal receivers. There was a rush for the general store that threatened to clean out the stock. Many who had exhausted their ready sup plies of money and were unable to purchase provisions with "trade checks" yesterday were in extreme need of food. Better Off Than Most Bankrupts. Federal Custodian Rediesk said today that his inspection of Dowie's books led him to believe that Dowie is better off financially than any bankrupt he had ever known. The custodian added, however, that the receivership would undoubtedly last sev eral months. Receivers Blount and Cur rie arived in Zion City today and took up the work of examining into the condition of Dowie's finances. The receivers are at a loss to under stand where they can get the money to pay workmen employed in the factories. Says They Will Work for Nothing. Dowie, however, declares his people will work for nothing provided they are furnished with food. While there Is enough provisions in the city to feed the people for a week now that script is being accepted, it is feared by the receiv ers that hard times may come when this is gone. A prominent canning provision com pany has refused credit to Zion agents and announced that cash would be re quired for all provisions furnished in the future. This is said to be the attitude of other supply houses with reference to Zion. LOVING CUP FOR PROCTER. President of the Civil Service Commis sion Receives Gift. The President and Mrs. Roosevelt enter tained Commissioner Procter of the civil service commission and Mrs. Procter, and Messrs. Greene, Cooley, Garfield, Foulke and Rodenberg, members or ex-members of the commission, at luncheon at the White House yesterday afternoon in commemora tion of the tenth anniversary of the ap pointment of Mr. Procter as a civil service commissioner. By a peculiar coincidence the celebration took dual form in view of the fact that yesterday was also the seven teenth anniversary of the wedding of President and Mrs. Roosevelt. The luncheon was entirely Informal, and at Jrts conclusion Mr. Procter was pre sented by President Roosev^t on behalf of the members and ex-members of the civil service commission. as a token of their esteem, with a solid silver loving cup of massive proportions. Mr. Procter was completely surprised at receiving the gift. He managed to offer his thanks and to also take occasion to pay a tribute for their support and help to those who have been his colleagues on the cojti rr. lesion. The cup is about a foot high and about eight Inches in diameter. It is engraved with the names of President Roosevelt, Commissioner Alford Warlner Cooley, Com missioner Henry F. Greene, ex-Commis sioner William Dudley Foulke, ex-Comm's sioner William A. Rodenberg and ex-Com missioner James Rudolph Garfield. There have been Just nine members of the board since Mr. Procter's appointment, six of whom are nafned above, two are dead and one Is living out of Washington. Granted Leave and Replaced. ST. PETERSBURG, December 3.?Acting Finance Minister Pleske Is said to have been granted a prolonged leave of absence, and It is reported that M. Kobeko, a mem ber of the council of the empire, will re place him. Chancellor Von Buelow Reads Kaiser's Message. DISCUSSES FINANCE PROPOSAL TO INCREASE SAL ART LIST OF SOLDIERS. Members Congratulated on Friendly Relation of Germany With All Countries. BERLIN, December 3.?Chancellor von Buelow. as the emperor's representative, opened the relchstag In the white hall of the palace today. The members of the relchstag. in evening dress, court costume, military uniforms or clerical coats, stood close together in front of the empty throne and did not occupy much space in the great marble room. The assemblage was smaller than on the last occasion, twenty-five of the loyalists having been turned out by the socialists, not one of whom ever attends the opening of the reichstag, which is essentially a court function, all the members present wearing a royal order. Company Kept Waiting. Both the Protestant and Catholic mem bers were late, as each of these bodies had been detained by services In their respective churches. The chancellor also kept the company waiting When he appeared, with the cabinet min isters walking two by two behind him. all present bowed. Von Buelow stood on the left of the throne and read the emperor* message to parliament. He said: "His majesty lias directed me to express here his thanks to all those who have sym pathized with his sufferings, and to say that their sympathy and hopes for his re covery have greatly rejoiced him." Discussed Finance. The chancellor then passed to the eco nomic state of the country, which, he said, still suffered somewhat from the world-wide depression which was unfavorably affecting the imperial finances. Emphasizing the ever-increasing necessity for regulating the financial relations of the empire with the separate states, the chan cellor remarked that although a radical set tlement of the question was not now feasi ble the government would propose a meas ure introducing the most essential reforms. The government, continued the chancel lor, would propose retaining the present a> my footing to April ^5, but It de sired to increase the salary list because of the growing cost of living. Social Legislation. The government further proposes to con tinue the development of social legislation in the interest* of the weaker classes. The Dar-es-Salam-Mrogoro (German East Af rica) railroad bill would be reintroduced. Ihe government also intended prolonging the present "most favored" relations with Great Britain. The chancellor supplied no information re garding the progress of the commercial ne gotiations with other countries. In congratulating the nrembers of the rekhstag on the very friendly relations of Geimany with all countries, the chancellor said the imperial government had con tributed Its share to the avoidance of seri ous complications in the Balkans. Hopes Peace May Continue. He referred to Emperor William's meet ings with the great continental rulers, and to the interchange of views connected therewith, which "had strengthened anew their desire and hope that peace, the great est boon of the nations, shall continue to be guarded from dangerous disturbances." Chancellor von Buelow then nodded to Dr. Victor Rintelen, the oldest member present, who, stepping forward, proposed thiee cheers for the emperor, in which the few spectators present joined. The me.ssage was favorably commented upon, emphasis being placed on the fact that the government had not made any unusual demands on the taxpayers. , Members Felt Easier. Although it was announced some time ago that the government would not de mand a large increase for military pur poses, the members of the relchstag felt er.sler after the authoritative declaration from the throne. Satisfaction was also expressed at the facu that the government did not propose to introduce controversial legislation, so that the commercial treaties can be freely and fully discussed. After luncheon the members reassembled in the relchstag fo.- the preliminaries of organization. All the socialists were tiiea present. RECEPTION AT ANNAPOLIS. Mrs. Smith Entertains This Afternoon at Executive Mansion. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. ANNAPOLIS. Md.. December ?Mrs Smith, wife of Gov. John Walter Smith of Maryland, will give a reception at the ex ecutive mansion this afternoon from 4 until 6 o'clock. She will be assisted la receiving by her daughter. Mrs. Arthur Foster, wife of Col. Foster of the gov ernor's staff; Mrs. Anne Burton Jeffera, state librarian; Miss Mary R. Magruder and Miss Jeannette Dryden. Lieut. Thomas Holcomb, U. S. marine corps, has been detachhed from the marine barracks. Naval Academy, and ordered to the marine barracks at Washington, D. C. Lieut. H. A. Bispham, .U. S. N.. has l>eea ordered to report here December 28 for duty at the Naval Academy. STAR WITNESS IS STILL ILL. More Warrants Expected in Michigan Bribery Scandal. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., December 1? Lant K. Salsbury. the people s chief wit ness In the water scandal bribery cases, to still 111 and an adjournment has been taken of further examinations in the police court until Saturday. It is said that some of the additional war rants expected as a result of Salsbury s sen sational testimony on Monday may be i? sued today. GOMPERS SENT FOR. Pittsburg Labor Union Wants Him ta Settle Trade Fight. PITTSBURG. Pa.. December 3.?Presi dent Samuel Gompers of the America* Federation of Labor has been asked ta come to Pittsburg to settle a trade fight. The request was made by forty-eight lodges of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Shipbuilders, wfca are at present holding a meeting in Pltta burg, to right alleged wrongs committed by their international office. The delegates, It ia said, base