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The Evening Star Newspaper Company.
0. H. KAUITKANN, Presiiant
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Apprehension in Paris Over
Officials Hope for an Early Ratifica
tion. of the Canal
'PARIS, December 10.?Considerable ap- |
prehension is beginning to be felt In official
quarters here over the results of the anti
Panama campaign which is understood to
have the personal sympathy and direction j
of President Marroquin of Colombia.
The purpose of the movement seemingly
is to cause a division within the Panama
company with the view to securing a re
consideration of the company's favorable
course toward the United States.
The officials are hopeful of the early rati
fication of the canal treaty by the United
States Senate in order to prevent a spread
of the movement and consequent complica
For Orient Trade via Proposed Panama
CHICAGO, December 10.?A dispatch to
the Tribune from New Orleans says: The
board of trade of New Orleans is organiz
ing a $5,000,000 steamship company to run
between here and the orient by way of the
proposed Panama canal.
Denmark Recognizes Panama Republic.
COPENHAGEN, December 10?King
Christian of Denmark, following the recom
mendation of his ministers, has recognized
the republic of Panama as an independent
Austria-Hungary Gets in Line.
VIENNA, December 10.?Austria-Hungary
ban formally recognized the independence
of Panama.
King of Spain Visits King Carlos at
LISBON, Portugal, December 10.?Kins
Alfonso of Spain arrived here today and
was welcomed at the railroad station by
King Carlos and a striking gathering of
princes, ministers, peers, deputies and naval
and military officers.
The monarchs cordially embraced, and
the official introductions followed.
New Chancellor of French Embassy
Chosen at Paris.
PARIS, December 10.?M. des Portes de la
Fosse has been chosen to succeed M. Mar
gerio as first secretary and counselor of the
French embassy at Washington.
M. de la Fosse, who Is now secretary of
the French legation at Belgrade, has held a
number of important posts. He is regarded
as an accomplished diplomat, Is married,
and will take his family to Washington.
M. Margerie was recently transferred to
Bristow Charges Heard by Federal
Grand Jury.
OMAHA, Neb., December 10.?The federal
grand jury today heard witnesses in a num
ber of cases, including post offices and land
Witnesses were heard in connection with
the charge by Assistant Posmaster General
Bristow that the $700 which was paid for
tpovlng the post office at Hastings was ex
Judge Kohlsaat Refuses to Change
Order of Court.
CHICAGO, December 10.?Judge Kohlsaat
In the United States district court today re
fused to change the order made recently, by
which John Alexander Dowle agreed to pay
the costs of the receivership of the Zion in
The change was sought by the attorney
for one of the creditors, the point being
mado that Dowie's solvency had not been
technically proven in court.
Defaulting Railway Agent Located by
Detectives in Honduras.
SAX FRANCISCO. December 10.?Presi
dent Harriman of the Southern Pacific rail
road has been Informed by detectives In
charK>? of the case that William R. Vice,
defaulting passenger agent in this city of
the I'nion Pacllic road, has been located in
As there is no extradition treaty with
that country he is free from arrest.
$10,000 Recently Expended in Repairs
?Loss $30,000.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., December 10.?
St. Augustine's Catholic Church, the largest
In southern Indiana, was almost completely
destroyed by fire this morning. Only the
outer walls are standing.
Ten thousand dollars had just been spent
on repairs. The loss is .estimated at $.'10,000.
Suit for $750,000 for Alleged Flotation
of Shipbuilding Company.
NEW YORK, December 10.?Notice of
suit was today served upon the firm of
Harris, Gates & Co., of which John W.
Gates is a member, by James B. Dill, coun
sel for the Commonwealth Trust Company,
.is successor to the Trust Company of the
Republic, for $TjO,000, alleged to have been
deposited by the Trust Company of the
Republic with Harris. Gates & Co. In con
nection wltli the flotation of the United
States Shipbuilding Company.
Once Member British Parliament and
Mining Capitalist.
NEW YORK. December 10.?Adolphus
Drucker. at one time a member of the
lirKish parliament, and possessed of con
siderable means, having large mining In
terests at Rossvllle. British Columbia, died
today in Bellevue Hospital.
Mr. Druoker was yesterday removed to
the hospital from the Grand Union Hotel,
?rhor?h* Wo tens.
Colombian Legation Knows
NothiDg of Hostilities.
War Rumors Unconfirmed, but Navy
Department Will Reinforce Marine
Guard With 300 Men.
Nothing of an official character concern
ing the reported movement of Colombian
troops upon the isthmus has been received
at the State Department mince the rather
vague reports that came yesterday from
Venezuelan ports Indicating that such a
movement was on faot. Nor had the min
ister from Panama any information on that
point when he called at the State Depart
ment today to talk the matter over with
Acting Secretary Loomls. The two dis
cussed the probable failure of any Invasion
of Panama from the south, owing to the
enormous physical difficulties in the way.
At the Navy Department the important
step was announced of reinforcing the ma
rine contingent on the isthmus by the force
of 300 now on the Prairie. It was an
nounced at the navigation bureau that or
ders had been sent to Rear Admiral Bar
ker, commanding the north Atlantic squad
ron, now at Ouantanamo, to dispatch the
Prairfe to the isthmus. She will leave to
morrow and will reach Colon by Monday
next. It Is felt that thus reinforced the
marines now on the isthmus will be fully
competent to preserve order and prevent
any invasion. However, the army, as
stated yesterday, is fully prepared to_re
spond to any call that might come from
the navy and It Is pointed out that the
transport Kilpatrlck, at present under or
ders to the Philippines can easily be di
verted southward from New York at any
time before she sails?about the 20th.
No Official News.
Cablegrams received today by Gen. Rafael
Reyes, the Colombian minister and by Dr.
Herran. the Colombian first secretary of
legation, contain no reference to the re
ported movement of Colombian troops
against Panama. In view of the pacific
tenor of their cablegrams received today
the officials of the Colombian legation are
inclined to believe that the Colombian peo
ple are obeying the final Instructions of
Gen. Reyes, their commander-in-chief, who
before leaving his country issqed an order
that no hostile move be made pending the
completion of his mission.
Secretary Hay's illness has prevented a
conference between him and the Colombian
minister this week, but upon the Secre
tary's return to the State Department Gen.
Reyes expects to see him, and the chances
are the latter's mission will be concluded
very soon thereafter. Gen. Reyes has cabled
the Bogota government, setting forth very
explicitly and (Irinly the true situation here,
lie has not attempted In his advices to
cloak the fact that there is no hope of pre
vailing on the United States to retrace jts
steps with respect to the republic of Pan
ama. The only possible result Gen. Reyes
can bring about here, as he has officially
informed the Bogota government, would be
the securing of as satisfactory peace terms
with the new republic as the Washington
government would permit the latter to offer.
Gen. Reyes was quite prepared to hear
this morning that Secretary Hay's explana
tion of the United States' course on the isth
mus had created an unfortunate impression
in Bogota. The minister has never at
tempted to deny that there is the most bit
ter feeling in his country today at the ac
tion of the United States.
Pan-American diplomats say that with
the departure of Gen Reyi-s from Washing
ton the Colombian legation will probably
remain closed for an indefinite period.
Meeting of House District Committee
for Organization.
The House committee on the District of
Columbia met this morning at 11 o'clock
for the purpose of organizing for the work
of the Fifty-eighth Congress. There were
present. In addition to Chairman Babcock,
Messrs. Samuel W. Smith, Allen, Morrell,
Powers. Morgan, Slemp, Davis, Campbell,
Cowherd. Sims, McAndrews and Gooch.
The absentees were Messrs. Wadsworth,
Wiley, Meyer and Pou.
The following subcommittees were an
Judiciary?Mr. Smith, chairman; Mr. Al
len, Mr. Powers, Mr. Davis, Mr. Cowherd,
Mr. Sims.
Ways and Means?Mr. Allen, chairman;
Mr. Powers, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Campbell, Mr.
Meyer. Mr. Cowherd.
Education, Labor and Charities?Mr. Mor
rell, chairman; Mr. Morgan, Mr. Slemp, Mr.
Pou, Mr. Gooch.
Street Railways, Streets and Avenues?Mr.
Babcock. chairman; Mr. Smith. Mr. Wads
worth. Mr. Davis, Mr. Wiley, Mr. Meyer,
Mr. McAndrews.
Steam Railways?Mr. Wadsworth, chair
man; Mr. Babcock, Mr. Morrell, Mr. Camp
bell. Mr. McAndrews, Mr. Pou, Mr. Gooch.
Incorporations?Mr. Powers, chairman;
Mr. Slemp, Mr. Wiley, Mr. Sims. Mr. Pou.
It was announced that, following the cus
tom of several sessions past, the commit
tee would meet regularly Thursday morn
ings at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Harry W. Barney was re-olected
No other business was tnr.Kai !ed. al
though the committee wa?> in Session for
nearly an hour. It was a ,itud that the
time had been spent in ge'i r,if acquainted
and in talking over Informally the aflairs
of the District. Eight members of the
committee are serving their first Isrms
thereon. They are therefore Just becoming
acquainted with the more intricate prob
lems Involved in the munlclp.il government
of the District There are several bills af
fecting the District pending before the com
mittee. but none of these wan acted on to
Prance and Spain Will Be Represented
by Naval Vessels.
The Navy Department today was advised
that Spain will be represented at New Or
leans during the celebration of the Louis
iana purchase by the third-class cruiser
Dlo de la Plata. France will be repre
sented by the cruiser Jurlen de la Gravlere.
The Navy Department has been Informed
that the orulsers Minneapolis, Yankee and
Topeka of the Atlantic training squadron
left Hampton Roads today for New Or
leans, to take part in the celebration.
Personal Mention.
Mr. Francis J. Kilkenny of the Treasury
Department left last evening for his home
In Chicago, to be absent tor the remainder
of the moi.th.
P. A. Ko*miu of Washington Is among
these who have booked passage on the
White Star liner Arabic, which sails for
, Uvsrsooi Lodajc,
Union Sympathizers Attack
Non-Union Men.
Refusal of Passengers to Pay Conduc
tor Who Wore No Union Button
Started Riot.
CHICAGO. December 10.?In a riot today
growing out of the recent strike on the
Chicago City street railway a car was
wrecked by a mob of union sympathizers,
who furiously attacked the non-union con
ductor and motorman, badly injuring both.
The crew of the car escaped Into a near
by building, where they were guarded by
police. The riot occurred on the Halsted
street line near Archer avenue.
Non-Union Men Assaulted.
The riot was participated in by hundreds
of men and boys. Forced to flee from the
car the two non-union men were knocked
off their feet and severely pummeled.
Struggling up again, the victims fled In
different directions, pursued by the crowd.
The mob, falling to recapture the fugi
tives, returned to the car, which had been
abandoned at Halsted street and Archer
avenue, and wrecked vengeance upon the
conveyance, destroying the woodwork and
rendering tjie coach unfit for use. A patrol
wagon load of police meantime rescued the
two non-unionists.
Traffic Was Suspended.
As a result of the riot street car traffic
on the line was suspended for nearly an
hour and hundreds of passengers were de
The non-union conductor probably owes
hie life to Policeman John O'Hara, who
quickly grasped the situation, and In the
nick of time threw open the front door
leading to a private residence. O'Hara
shouted to the man to take refuge within.
Tl.en the policeman appeared at a window,
and with revolver drawn, threatened to
shoot any one that attempted to enter.
Passengers Refused to Pay.
The trouble occurred owing to the refusal
of passengers, among them several women,
to pay fare to the conductor, who wore no
union button. When the nickels were re
fused him he announced that the car would
stop unless the money was paid.
At this several of the passengers in the
car seized him, while others proceeded to
the front platform and ordered the motor
man to start the car. At first the motor
man refused, but when one of the pas
sengers exhibited a revolver concealed in
the folds of his overcoat he started the
car and did not stop until Archer avenue
was reached. Then he leaped from the
conveyance ,and ran, pursued by a crowd
of men. The conductor was then attacked.
Both of the victims. It is said, were em
ployed as strike-breakers during the recent
Action on Draft of the Pension Ap
propriation Bill.
The House appropriations committee met
this morning at 11:30 o'clock and adopted
the draft of the pension bill as reported by
the subcommittee on pensions. The report
to accompany the new bill was drawn up
by Mr. Van Voorhis, chairman of the sub
committee. The new bill carries an appro
priation of $138,150,100, as against a current
appropriation of 5139,847,000. The bill fol
lows the estimates submitted by the com
missioner of pensions In every particular,
except that an Item of $5,000 for the ex
amination of pension agencleB, was reduced
to $2,500. Tha amount to be actually ex
pended in the payment of pensions is $130,
800,000, as against $138,500,000 for the pres
ent fiscal year.
In the report accompanying the bill it Is
stated that the number _ot pensioners Is
The following amounts have been paid to
soldiers, their widows, minor children, and
dependent relatives, on account of military
and naval service during the wars In which
the United States has been engaged:
Revolutionary war (estimated) $70,000,000.00
War of 1812 (on account of service,
without regard to disability) 45,180,197.22
Indian wars (on account ot service,
without regard to disability) 6,284,414.55
War with, Meilco (on account of ser
vice, without regard to disability) 33,483,.109.91
War of the rebellion 2,878,240.400.17
War with Spain 5,479.268.81
Actual total disbursements In 2
pensions $3,038,623,590.16
Awaiting Developments in the Trouble
at Alexandretta.
Unless the State Department receives
further advices from Consul Davis, who
had some trouble with the police of Alex
andretta, Asiatic Turkey, which would
place the matter in a more serious light, It
Is not the Intention of the Navy Depart
ment to send a vessel to that port. The
Mediterranean fleet at Beirut Is now under
orders to proceed with Its target prac
tice, as originally planned, but the move
ment of the fleet toward the West Indies
Is to bo deferred for a brief period. This
Is Interpreted here to mean that, while
the present understanding is not to have
one of the ships go to Alexandretta, It has
been doomed advisable to keep the squad
ron In eastern Mediterranean waters a
short time longer for any emergency that
may arise growing out of the Davis af
fair. The Brooklyn and San Francisco
soon will leave Beirut for Port Said, where
they will take on a quantity of stores, the
supply ship Alexander having already ar
rived there with them.
Meeting of Senate Committee Ordered
for Saturday Next.
Chairman Burrows of the Senate commit
tee on privileges and elections has called a
meeting of the committee to meet Saturday
at 11 o'clock, to consider whether any ac
tion shall be taken on the protests and pe
titions for the expulsion of Senator Reed
Smoot of Utah. There is an immense
mass of petitions, coming from forty differ
ent states.
Movements of Cavalry.
Word has been received by the War
Department from Maj. Gen. Corbin, com
manding; the department of the east, that
he has arranged with Oen. MacArthur to
bave the 15th Cavalry at San Francisco
started east in time to reach their sta
tions December 19. Headquarters and
four troops of the 15th Cavalry will take
station at Fort Myer, Va., to fill the va
cancy to be made by the departure of the
2d Cavalry .(or the Philippines.
Mayor of Fever-Stricken City
Issues an Appeal.
More Than 1,400 Persons 111?Prompt
Response May Save Many
SpeMai nispaK-b to Tlie ET*nli*?tar.
BUTLER, pa., December lO.-The situ
ation in Butler is hourly becoming more
tinue for probably a month, and flnancia
needs are becoming great
Butler will appreciate what le sent to hei
,n her distress Every dollar that come
from the public is greatlyr needed and *111
be carefully used. The condition,, in Butler
are not in the least exaggerated
More Than 1,400 IU.
The need for he,P??^*??2
iS.'SSS. ? "rostrated: the poor a.
KXe8yffr.reneed0edWtonUploy physician^
Money . aQ4? to procure drugs
nurses and domestics, ana .. nl
and a thousand ?'hernec^ fund, be
take $100,0<j0 or more in WOrk
sides the great amoun Butler properly
that is being done to see uuiier p
through the ePl^mlc. ^ ,n the WOrld
There are Probabl> 1Tew than Butler;
that have less al>je<: P o{ lt8 people are
yet a very large percentage o^ aU m.
supported W expense of caring of
come 19 cut off and the yer is added> it
from one to fiye cases oi ft {amlly from
a?conditlon of comparative comfort to one
of distress^^.^ Crowatd.
During November the average
rt^veS;dforyth?er?rset five da,, of this
filled, and the ?????n ?el<?bf&e Phila
hospital ib being \oc*\ hospital is
delphia physicians. Wagner Home
crowded; the Emergency Wagnei
nt aoodwtn
and tlie kyodora rj.^e lasi-nanw? hosrfltal
very few moie. csinvish extraction,
takes only patients o he^rlng the report of
srSSv,:!? fi^SuTtcided
,.TO jsssgi-s
state that so far wehavsj**^ for a,d
our peoi-le without a I relief
"Our town contributed!$*.?"? i
fund. Volunteers from o"18'
this amount to
fully using this^ ^ a(lmlt that our
funNds?WareW getting low ^ peop?e
ffeS SM u- to h*ue a general
appeal for outside '} *, d jn various ways,
"Wc have been crtticiia nubile that we
but we wish to 'issuire th^ P tQ te?eve
^%Xingr-rrUorwV^d want of our
pe?ple" Epidemic Came Suddenly.
"We were i-xperience^n patters ^
light the epidemic. organized and
ones in our comm y. . ftn Urate
^coun^ oTalf moneys received and how ex
P^"fd- sta?d, It will take $100,000 to carry
us through ?Ws siege of disease, we cannot
raise it in Butler.
Only as a Necessity.
"Necessity compels us to Issue a General
appeal for outside aid. We want the public
to understand that we have been, and still
Ire doing our very best, giving our ime
and money where needed. But we f?e>
have exhausted our local source of ?uPP>,e
in every way, and many precious lives may
yet ^ sacrificed unless outside aid Is fur
n'8\Vc as a people, are thankful for the aid
already received, for the grOet
shown us. If needed we *hJ?pi"
cisms. and we appeal as a stricken people
unable longer to help themselves, for aid
'"iBrnedr"8" "W. M. KENNEDY ?
"Mayor of Butler, Pa.
declines to go on stage.
Reminder of Escape -of the Notorious
Biddle Brother*.
PITTSBURG, Pa., December 10.?Mrs.
Katherine Soffel, wife of the (warden of
the Allegheny county Jail dt the time of |
the escape of the notorious Biddle brothers
from that institution, was liberated from
the western penitentiary today, having j
served twenty months for the part she
played in that sensational affair.
It will be remembered ttyat Mrs. Soffel
released the two bandits ai$ then accom
panied them In their flight from Pittsburg.
During her incarceration -tn the peniten
tiary her husband was fftjikted * divorce.
It is said Mrs. Soffel ha?r?Jeoted two of
fers to go on the stage audi that she pro
poses to retire to her fatfiefs hone and live
? i
Got. Cummins Recall j Fretn Boston
Merchants' Banquet.
BOSTON, December f0.?Ctov. Albert A.
Cummins of Iowa, who had come to Boston
aB the guest of the Boston Merchants'
Association and to speak at the associa
tion's banquet tonight, has been recalled j
to his home by news of the impending
death of his mother.
Arrested in London for Abduction.
LONDON. December 10.?-Solomon Segal
of Chicago, 111., was arrested here today
on an extradition warrant, charged with
the abduction of a young gtrL The police
took a small sum of meney from the pris
oner and gave It to the girl, who srtn re
main in Londea.
Ambassador Clayton Declares That
They Were Never More Harmonious.
Mi. Powell Clayton, United States ambas
sador to Mexico, who has come to Wash
ington to attend the meeting of the re
publican national committee, of which he
is a member, called at the State Depart
ment today to pay his respects to the
officiate and to report to Acting Secretary
Loomls the conditions In Mexico as he left
them. i
The ambassador says that the relations
between the United States and Mexico
never were more harmonious than at pres
ent, and he attributes that In large part
to, the personality of President Diaz. The
latter continues to enjoy phenomenal health
for a man of his years, but is arranging
matters t-o that he can shift the weight
of government temporarily at times upon
the shouiders of a vice president. There
Is little doubt that Krats, the St. Louis
boodler. for whose extradition the United
Slates government is now moving before
the Mexican courts, will be turned over to
the Missouri authorities within a few weeks.
Ambasador Powell is staying in Wash
ington with his daughter, the wife of Baron
Moncheur, the Belgian minister.
Presented by Delegation With Certifi
cate of Membership.
President Roosevelt today was presented
with a certificate of associate membership
in ti e Travelers' Protective Association.
F. W. Crandall of St. Louis, chairman of
the national railway committee of the
order, In presenting the certificate. Informed
the President that the association com
prised 000 commercial travelers, manu
facturers and Jobbers, representing every
shade of political belief. The President, In
accepting, said It was an unusual experi
ence for a delegation to call to give instead
of to ask.
Romantic Tale From Italy With Its
Sequel Suicide.
HOME, December 10 ?One of the strangest
of crimes had a most dramatic solution
today. A young man named Beretta. a
millionaire of Milan and a famous sport6- ]
man, was Invited by the Chevalier Angelo
Vecchlo. an organizer of sporting shows,
to his villa, outside of Milan, on tlje pre
text that Beretta examine some old pic
Once there Beretta was seized and bound
and obliged with a revolver pointing at his
head, to make a will leaving his fortune .o
Vecchlo, besides writing a letter saying
he had committed suicide.
Vecchlo then left the villa, after instruct
ing an accomplice to drown Beretta the
next day in a bath and carry the body
far away from the villa, so as to give Vec
chlo a chance to prove an alibi.
But the heart of Vecchlo's accomplice
softened, and he set Beretta at liberty, and
Vecchlo, who read In the newspapers that
his plot had been discovered, disappeared.
The police thought he had gone to Amer
ica. Today, however, it was learned that
Vecchlo had committed suicide by shooting
while driving In an open carriage on the
famous Monte Pincio drive.
Russia Destroys Paper Money Issued
for Anticipated Trade.
ST. PETERSBURG, December 10.?The
sum of $12,500,000 in paper money was
burned yesterday by the state bank. This
amount was Issued, In notes, during the
month of August, to meet anticipated trade
demands, but since the end of the grain
season the money has no longer been need
ed. The value of the notes iit~clrculatton
now Is $315,000,000, the same as prior to
the August Issue.
Cardinal Recommends Rev. J. J. Hart
ley to the Pope.
ROME, December 10.?The meeting of the
congregation of the propaganda, which was
postponed from Monday to enable all the
cardinals In Rome to be present at the ad
vent sermon, was held today.
The cardinals present were Vannutelli,
Agllardi,- Satolll, Plerottl, Martlnelli, Steln
huber, Delia Volpe, Segna, Mathieu and
Gottt, the latter presiding.
After considerable discussion over the
oandldates for the bishopric of Columbus,
Ohio, Cardinal Oottl summed up the situa
tion and the congregation decided to sub
mit to the pope for appointment as bishop |
of Columbus the name of the Rev. James J.
Hartley of Steubenvllle, Ohio.
Death of Lord Stanley.
LONDON. December 10.?Lord Stanley of |
Alderly died today of pneumonia. He was
born in 1827 and was educated as a Roman
Catholic, but later he embraoed Motaam
Secretary Boot Urges That His Ac
counts Be Printed.
Secretary Root today sent a letter to Sen
ator Piatt, chairman of the Senate commit
tee on relations with Cuba, again "urging
the printing of the accounts of Gen. Wood
as military governor of Santiago during the
year 1898.
"You will recall," says Secretary Root to
Senator Piatt, "that the itemized accounts,
showing in detail the receipts and expendi
tures of the military government of Cuba
from the date of the evacuation by Spain,
January 1, 1889. to June 30. 1900, have been
printed by Congress as public documents.
Similar accounts, showing in detail the re
ceipts and expenditures dbwn to the close of
American occupation on the 20th of May,
1802. and allowing the receipts and expendi
tures of the military government of Santi
ago during the year 1898, were furnished
to Congress about a year ago, and on the
18th of February, 1903, the Senate passed
the following concurrent resolution:
" 'Resolved by the Senate (the House of
Representatives concurring), That there be
printed 2,000 copies of the report of the
War Department on the receipts and ex
penditures in Cuba during its occupation by
the ITnited States; 1,000 copies for the use
of the House of Representatives, 750 copies
for the use of the Senate, and 250 copies for
the use of the War Department.
"This resolution went to the House, and
was, I understand, favorably reported by
the House committee to which it was re
ferred, but failed to come to a vote in the
House during the last Congress.
"I beg that you will secure the repassing
of this resolution by the Senate._ In my
letters to you last January I urged the
printing of these accounts upon the ground
that this was the only way to meet charges,
which were sure to lie made, that the mil
itary government of Cuba had not properly
accounted for the revenues of the island.
Since that time my anticipation has been
justified by false statements of this de
scription, to which wide currency has been
Minister Bowen Here on His Way to
Minister Bowen. who but recently return
ed to the United States from The Hague.
| where he went as one of the representatives
of the peace powers in connection with the
Venezuelan dispute, was a caller at the
State Department today. Accompanied by
hip wife he will sail for Venezuela on the
26th of the present month, a date much
earlier than he expected, but he stated that
his early departure was due to a desire to
be present in Caracas to assist the Vene
zuelan government In redeeming its pledges.
The decision of The Hague court, he
thought, would be announced during the
first week In February.
Involve Official Integrity.
Charges of a serious nature affecting his
official Integrity have been filed against
United States Consul General Goodnow
by a Mr. Curtis, an attorney resident in
Shanghai. The charges will be Investi
gated In the usual form at the State De
partment, but the officials say there is an
apparent lack of evidence so far submit
ted. Mr. Goodnow is now in this country
on leave of absence and Is expected in
Washington shortly.
Consul General Goodnow of Shanghai,
who is in this country on leave of absence,
called at the State Department today and
submitted to Acting Secretary Loomis a
copy of the supplementary treaty made be
tween Japan and China, which, as already
outlined In the cable press reports, regu
lates the conduct of Japanese trade in
China with particular reference to customs
duties and the abolition of the likin closely
on the lines laid down in the Chinese
American treaty. Mr. Goodnow expects to
remain in Washington about ten days.
Belgium to Recognize Panama.
Baron Moncheur, the Belgian minister,
called at the State Department today and
notified Acting Secretary Loomis that Bel
gium had decided to recognize officially the
new republic of Panama.
Movement* of Naval Vessels.
The Don Juan de Austria has' left Cavlte
for Hong Kong.
The Leonldas has arrived at Baltimore
to take on coal for the fleets to maneuver
In the Caribbean this winter.
Detail of Gapt. Anderson.
Capt. John Anderson, by direction of the
President, and upon his own application,
has been detailed as professor of military
science and tactics at the Massachusetts
Agricultural Collage, Amherst, Mass.
Booth-Tucker Beturas to America.
NEW YORK, December 10.?Commander
Booth-Tucker of the Salvation Army has
returned on the Oceanic. He 'Went abroad
soon after the death of his wife to oonsult
with his father-in-law. General Booth, head
of tho army.
Republican Expressions on
Presidential Nomination.
The President's Refusal to Dicker With
Representatives of Cor
porate Influences.
The arrival at the capital of members of
the republican national committee ha*
caused a renewal of the discussion started
with studied opportuneness, as many think,
by Editor Eshelby of Cincinnati over the
pres'dential nomination. Some of the cam*
mitteemen from distant points were sur
prised at finding themselves in the midst of
a red-hot factional discussion. With the
exception of a few who, if reports are true,
knew that the question would be raised at
this time, the major ty of the committee
men probably thought, with the President's
friends in Congress, that there was no ques
tion of Roosevelt's renominatlon.
The committeemen who went to the ("apt*
tol today had no difficulty in detecting the
drift of sentiment among republican states
men at both ends of the great legislative
building. In lobbies and committee rooms
the Roosevelt talk was frequent and of no
uncertain^ ring. Some of the politic ans
visiting Washington will go bark hom ? with
very distinct impressions of the feeling of
their congressmen on the subject. They
will al-o have absorbed a few ideas of the
practical politics involved in the light
against Roosevelt and the opinion of na
tional politicians of the effect upon the
party's prospects of continuat.on of hostile
Efforts of Corporate Influences.
Politicians were Interested In a dispatch
telegraphed to the Chicago Record-M? raid
last night by its VVashington correspondent,
Mr. Walter Wellman, and which appeared
simultaneously In the Philadelphia Press
this morning. Mr. Wellman discloses the
details of the efforts of the corporate In
fluences now lighting Mr. .Roosevelt to
make terms with him upon conditions
which the President, in Mr. Wellman#
expression, refused point blank.
Mr. Wellman charges that the movement
looking to bringing Senator Hanna for
ward as a candidate was the outcome of the
President s r< f isal to dicker with the pro
jectors of the proposed deal. He exculpates
Senator Hanna from complicity in the con
spiracy to arouse hostile sentiment against
the President.
Summarized, the dispatch says that not
long ago the President was approached by
a representative of the Wall street and cor
poration interests, who wanted a pledge
from the President that if re-elected he
would do nothing to destroy business confi
dence, "a promise to abstain from actios
at horm- or abroad which might have a
disastrous effect upon the commercial
The President replied tha. If the propor
tion meant that he was not to forward the
Interests of the 1'nlted States in Its foreign
relations as occasion arose he would not
give such a pledge; if It meant that he
should bind himself in the future not to
prosecute unlawful combinations he would
refuse to be pledged.
"And finally," the President Is quoted >4
saying, "as to pledges not to upset the
business prosperity of the country, if any
such pledges are necessary as a preliminary
to my re-election I am not fit to be re
elected at all. I decline to give any
Following the return of the Intermediary
to New York, according to the dispatch,
the word was passed all along the line to
"hit Roosevelt," and there was an Immedi
ate response in quarters known to be sym
pathetic to such a suggestion. Senator
Hanna, it is claimed, was besought while on
a visit to New York to announce his can
didacy. In the words of the dispatch. Sen
ator Hanna was taken to the mountain top
and promised everything in sight. Hut he
did not yield. He understood the situation
better than his tempters."
Sample of Syndicate's Methods.
Mr. Wellman's dispatch closed as follows:
"A sample of the Wall street syndicate's
plan of campaign against the President ia
found In the fact that not long ago severer
hundred letters were sent out through the
far western stains Inquiring If public opin
ion in that section had not been changed,
and if as a result of the change the Presi
dent had not lost his former popularity.
These letters were sent out by E. H. Harri
man, head of the Union Pacific and other
railway corporations. They were addressed
to his agents and employes. They were so
worded as to Indicate unmistakably the
character of reply that was wanted, and
the agents, knowing their business, gave
Mr. Harriman the sort of answer that he
wanted. With all these letters in hand Mr.
Harriman Is thoroughly convinced that
President Roosevelt has lost his popularity
In the far west, and that this affords an
other most excellent reason why he should
not be made the republican nominee."
Mr. Eshelby's Attitude.
Among the prominent Ohio politicians
who reached the city today was Mr. E. O.
Eshelby, the publisher and editor of the
Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune, the news
paper which in Its editorial columns raised
the question of Mr. Roosevelt's nomination.
Mr. Eshelby, who Is attending the conven
tion of the Tobacco Manufacturers' Asso
ciation, talked to a Star reporter this after
"If President Roosevelt is nominated for
the presidency by the national republican
convention he will have no more loyal sup
porter than the Cincinnati Commercial
Tribune," said Mr. Eshelby.
"I had no other candidate In view," con
tinued Mr. Eshelby, in reply to a question,
"when that editorial was written. As lone
ago as last summer I became convinced
that the sentiment of the republican party
was not favorable to Mr. Roosevelt. Since
then my Information has been of a kind to
confirm that opinion, and the editorial In
the Commercial-Tribune merely favored a
general consideration at this time of th*
question of his availability.
"I have never -called into question the
Integrity of his administration. He Is an
honest and straightforward man, and has
made a good President.
"But there are other good men who will
make good Presidents and who I believe
will be stronger before the country than
Mr. Roosevelt. Can he carry hla own state
of New York? We have never elected a
President who did not carry his own state.
Why should we throw away the presi*
dency? Is It not better to discuss Mr.
Roosevelt's availability now than after ths
convention has met and acted?"
Mr. Eshelby declared that he has no
candidate for the presidential nomination
and that his course in this matter has been
because of hfB own judgment and not be
cause of any Influence brought to bear o?;
him from any source.
Roosevelt's Western Popularity.
Expression by prominent senators, rep
resentatives and politicians in favor of
President Roosevelt's renominatlon con
tinue to be heard on every side. Some of
the national committeemen are speaking
"Illinois will be for Roosevelt," said Nil

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