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that mate. "We do not hear any one elae talked about, and I do not think that the republican voters of Illinois are stopping to consider any one else." National Committeeman Mulvane of Kan sas was equally emphatic In his declaration In favor of the President's renomination. "Kansas has not considered anybody but Roosevelt," said Mr. Mulvane to a Btar re porter. "I think sentiment In his favor prevails all through that section of the west, and I did not hear anything to the contrary from any other section until I \t the Capitol today there were man} impressions by statesmen predicting the nomination of Mr. Roosevelt. The most significant feature of the situation is the ln-iief almost universal among the repub licans on the hill, that there will be no real i ontest against the President in the con vention Thev think that this little row Is the last gasp of the corporation \ ostility. and that its only effect *ill t>e to bring out and solidify the Roosevelt senti ment. Roosevelt's Strength in New York. Representative Sereno E. Payne, the floor lender of the House, scoffs at the sugges tion made by the Eshelby editorial that Mr. Roosevelt cannot carry New York. ??On the contrary," said Mr. Payne, he will be stronger in New York than any other candidate who could be named by t!.e republicans. H^ always lias bef'n stronger than his party at the polls In N"W York. When he ran for governor, 1 do not believe any other man could have (???en elected. _ . "Although he can be elected without the vote of the state of New York, in my ?P??" lon 1 have never had the slight st doubt as to Ills being able to carry the state tor the republican party. Why should he no.. The republican vote is tiie.e and the 1 resi dent's record during three d.fficult and try ing years has iieen of a nature to commend htm to the voters." Gen. Grosvenor's View. (Jen. Grosvenor of Ohio, one of the vet eran politicians of the party, pointed out the real issue from his viewpoint, as fol lows: i "The ultimate issue," he said, "will be Roosevelt and a republican House of Repre sentatives. or a democrat and a democratic House of Representatives. . "The campaign has been discussed in such 1 mat aer that the defeat of Roosevelt in the convention would endanger the elec tion of the candidate successful there. Senator Hanna has l>een in absolute gwd faith In all that he has said about this matter. and vet no man can shut his eyes to the fact that the statement once maift | to me b\ Mr. P.inine was a true statement j vlen he said. 'It is the law of American , politics that no mail can make himself a c; ndidate for President, and no man can pi event himself from Ix ing a candidate for Piesident.' "For one. 1 do not concede the danger that Roosevelt would io.se New York, and I furthermore insist that we can easily carry the country without New York, and doubtless weuld be much stronger in some portions > f the country if certain elements in New York were opposed to us." The Speaker's Confident Belief. Speaker Cannon, when asked for his opin ion up< n the strength of the President be fore the people of his state, said: "I am satisfied that the people of Illinois are In favor of the renomination of Presi dent Roosevelt, and will, when electiofl day ci ti es. ratify the nomination at the ballot box." Views of Harry New. Harry New. republican natlonul commit teeman from Indiana, was amorig those who had talks with the President today. Mr. New is a candidate for the position of secretary of the republican national com mittee when the new committee Is organ ized next year and has considerable sup port from high quarters for the place. With ex-Gov. Murray Crane of Massachu setts as chairman of the national com mittee it Is regarded ns natural that the secretaryship should go to Indiana or some other western state. The secretary ship will not be determined or considered at the approaching meeting of the na tional committee. Speaking of the recent talk of the atti tude of Indiana to President Roosevelt, Mr. New said: "There is only one candidate in the field for the republican nomination. That is president Roosevelt, and in my opinion no other name will be presented to the convention or thought of. Indiana will not only support the President in the nominating convention next year, but her electoral vote will be given to him with out question. I know Senator Hanna. have known him well for years. He has never in the slightest way Indicated to any one that he has aspirations for the nomination. He has friends In Indiana, many of them, but they do not consider that hei is a candidate in any sense of the word for the nomination, and have no idea of offering him support. The people of the country have only one candidate for the nomination. He Is President Roosevelt, and there will be no other." A number of republican national com mitteemen were callers on the President during the day and ail of them assured the President that so far as their states are concerned there is no reason to ap prehend opposition for the republican nomination. Among these were Messrs. Clarke of Louisiana. Coombs of Florida and Alexander McKenzie of South Da kota. Views of Three Senators. Senator Penrose today said: "I favor Mr. Roosevelt's nomination and believe he is the strongest candidate the republican party could find. I think he is the strong est candidate who could be presented to the people of Pennsylvania, and that he will carry the state by the largest majority ever given any one." "So far as the presidency Is concerned in the state of Nebraska." remarked Senator Millard of that state, "we are practically unanimous for President Roosevelt. I can rot see anything that could possibly ari3e that would change the sentiment in that state so far as Mr. Roosevelt Is con<-erned. In general his administration has been ap proved by the Nebraska republicans and by many democrats, who now Intimate that they will vote for President Roosevelt, fie is as strong a republican as it Is possible to get for the presidency." Senator Kean of New Jersey said to a Star reporter: "I do not think there is any question about Mr. Roosevelt's nomination. In my opinion he will be nominated with out any trouble. I think the people of the country want him and that he will b<5 elected I have no fear. Strong in Indiana. Representative Crumpacker, who is one of the strong men of the Indiana delega tion, and whose opinion Is all the more significant In that It refers to the situation in a section where efforts have been made to create antl-Roosevelt sentiment, made the following statement to a Star reporter this afternoon: "No power on earth can take the Indiana delegation to the convention away from Roosevelt. He la as strong in Indiana to day as was McKlnley prior to the conven tion of 1900. when the people rose up and Instructed their delegates, and they will do it again If necessary. "My opinion Is that Roosevelt Is stronger In Indiana than any other man In the nation, for the reason that he Is believed by the people to be In favor of the enforcement | of federal laws, and especially the anti trust laws. The general opinion Is that whatever opposition to him there may be it is inspired by the promoters of trusts and corporations and the manipulators of the stock market. His nomination would be regarded as a vindication of the policy of the enforcement of law. "The stirring up of the question of his nomination In the last few days will simply crystallize the sentiment of the people In his favor." Hemenway Also Outspoken. Representative Hemenway of Indiana was also outspoken In his advocacy of the President. When asked for a statement of his views as to the renomination of the chief executive Mr. Hemenway said: "I've said it forty times over, and I'll say It as long as any one cares to listen, that I am for Roosevelt first and last. Roose velt is the man for the place, and there can be no question as to his renomination." The Logical Candidate. Representative Palzell of Pennsylvania declared: < "There is no one in it with Roosevelt. He Is the logical candidate and will be renomi nated without question. He already has enough votes pledged to him In the dif ferent ftatM to show a* a prima facie evl dence that he will be the republican candi date. "There la but one other name before the people, that of Senator Hanaa. and the sen ator has stated positively and conclusively that he Is not a candidate and would not consider the tender of the nomination. He Is a man of his word and his lUtemtats are certainly positive enough to Indicate that he Is In earnest. "X repeat there Is no otm In it with Boom velt!" Easily First in Connecticut. Representative Hill of Connecticut said: "A poll of the republicans of my state would show an overwhelming sentiment for Roosevelt as against any other candidate." Representative Prince of Illinois said: "The republican party is married to Roosevelt, and It will be useless for any one to expect Illinois to aid in divorcing them." Representative Henry of Connecticut said: "There is no opposition to Roosevelt." But One View in the Northwest. "I am unable to find a sincere friend of Senator Hanna," said Senator Wurren of Wyoming today, "who is willing to give the slightest encouragement to the idea that Mr. Hanna wishes to run for the presidency or that he has changed his mind since his frank and sincere an nouncement that owing to the state of his health and for business reasons it was Impossible to be a candidate and dis tasteful to l>e considered as a candidate. "The people In the northwest have long ago settled the question of supporting Mr. Roosevelt for the presidency. The declina tion of Senator Hanna to be considered as a candidate has made it very easy for his numerous friends in the northwest to Join the original Roosevelt forces, so that there is but one mind, and that is that Mr. Roose velt will be nominated without opposition and will be elected by a large majority." WOOD CASE TESTIMONY. Col. Diehl Explains Why Bellair3 Was Dismissed. The Senate committee on military affairs today recalled Col. Chas. S. Diehl. assist ant general manager of; the Associated Press, who submitted letters to verify dates, concerning the request of Gen. Wood for the retention of E. G. Bellairs as cor respondent of the Associated Press at Ha vana. Col. Diehl said that Bellairs had gone to China in July. 1901. In September the As sociated Press received information reflect ing upon Bellairs. and he was cabled to re turn to America. In October Gen. Wood called at the office of the Associated Press and made a statement that, in his judg ment. the reports about Bellairs w-;re un founded. Bellairs was then cabled to re main. but subsequently, when additional information concerning him w.is received, he was dismissed. KIDNAPED SON STILL MISSING. Millionaire Wentz Weary of Newspaper Stories of Bescue. CINCINNATI, Ohio. December 10.?It has been rumored here that Edward L. Wentz, son of the Philadelphia millionaire, who was kidnaped several months ago, is In a Cincinnati hospital, recovering from a wound received in a battle between the kidnapers and officers two weeks ago near Bristol. Tenn. Inquiry at the different hos pitals in this city failed to show the pres ence of Wentz at any of the institutions. PHILADELPHIA, December 10.?Dr. J. S. Wentz. father of E. L. Wentz, said today that he had no knowledge of the reported rescue of his son from bandits, as published In the morning papers. Dr. Wentz charac terized the rumors that have from time to time been published since the disappearance of his son as the work of some "crack brained fellow in Bristol, Tenn." "I wish." said Dr. Wentz, "that the news papers would refrain from publishing these reports. They are very annoying and dis turbing to my family. I know nothing more than I did on October 15. and If i hear anything definite I will give it to the papers." DIES IN PENITENTIARY. Death of Col. King Recalls Tennessee Tragedy of 1809. NASHVILLE. Tenn., December 10.?Col. H. Clay King died today in the state peni tentiary, whero since August 11, 185X). he has been serving a life sentence for the murder of Attorney David H. Poston on Main street in Memphis. The murder grew out of litigation against King by Poston and Mrs. Gideon J. Pillow, wife of the famous confederate officer. Both King and Poston were widely known, the former being the author of "King's Digest of the Laws of Tennessee." Up to the final trial and sentenc ng of King factional feei ng ran h gli, and on the night the convicted man was taken from Memphis to Nashville, Poston's friends chartered a special train and endeavored to overtake King, with the avowed purpose of lynching him. NEW PRELATE FOR MANILA. Archbishop Harty Arrives at San Francisco En Route. SAN FRANCISCO, December 10.?Arch bishop J. J. Harty of St. Louis, recently consecrated at Rome and delegated to the diocese of Manila, arrived here yesterday, accompanied by his secretary. Mgr. Fowler. The new prelate will leave for his see on Saturday next. Archbishop Harty's ap pointment to Manila was one of the last of ficial acts of the late Pope Leo XIII. He was duly consecrated later by Cardinal Satolli, acting under the direction of Fooe Pius. WASHING A FOOLISH HABIT. Strange Theory of Chicago Professor? Health in Filth. CHICAGO, December 10.?"When people leave off bathing there will be little or nothing for the doctors to do. Pneumonia, colds and a hundred other ills result from the foolish habit of washing the body. "To bathe Is to be dirty, for you thereby make a sewer of the skin. Blood, attracted by the skin, gives up products that should be left to see* a natural outlet, and soils the skin." The foregoing declarations, made by Prof. John Dill Robertson at the annual meeting of the Chicago Eclectic and Surgical So ciety at the Auditorium, have aroused the interest of members. Prof. Robertson asserted that the theory that the closing of pores of the skin would result in death Is false. He said that all physiologies which made such an assertion were wrong. The habit of taking "dry" baths was also denounced. The rubbing of a rough towel over the skin, according to Dr. Rob- ! ertson. removed the natural scales of the skin, or the "false skin." This, he said, conduced to the growth of bacteria on the skin. The doctor cited the case of an Eskimo brought from Greenland to Boston who had never been ill In his life. He was given a bath, contracted pneumonia and died in two days. Victim of Gas. Special Dispatch to The Ereninf Star. RICHMOND. Va., December 10.?John L. Breckenridge, employed by the hardware firm of Baldwin & Brown, was found dead today In a room of the Seaboard cafe, vic tim of gas. Mr. Breckenridge formerly conducted a large hardware store in Ra leigh. N. C. Lying near him was the body of a mouse, also asphyxiated. Explosion Kills Mine Superintendent. GREENSBURG, Pa., December 10. A second explosion <-ccum.d in the Euclid mines at Port Royal today, killing Supt A. t*. Sweeney and fatally Injuring the pit boss atiu two others. To Define Conspiracy. Representative Grosvenor of Ohio today introduced a bill liiftltlng the meaning of Junctions "comsI>lracy" ^d the use of in Matter Before House of Rep resentatives. AN INQUIRY DIRECTED PROPOSED TO REFER QUESTION TO JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. Messers. Payne and Grosvenor and Others Urge That Due Care Be Exercised. When ttie House of Representatives con vened today Mr. Van Voorhis (Ohio), for the committee on appropriations, reported the i>ens>oii appropriation bill, and gave notice that he would call it up tomorrow for consideration. In reply to Mr. Payne he said it was the purpose of the committee to have full deixue on the bill. To Impeach Judge Swayne. Mr. I.amar (l-ioridav rising to a question of privilege, after announcing that lie would offer a resolution in which woiild be em bodied a joint resolution of the Florida leg islature, said: ' In pursuance of that joint resolution 1 desire to impeach Charles Swayne, judge of the United States district court for the northern district of Florida, with high crimes and misdemeanors." The resolution, alter reciting in the pre amble the resolution of the-Florida legisia tuie, says: "Resolved, that the comm.ttee or. t:ie judiciary be directed to inquire and report whether me action of the House is requisite concei nlng the official misconduct of Charles Swayne, judge of the United States district court for the northern dis trict of Florida, and say whether said judge has held terms of h.s court tis required by lew, whether he has continuously and per sistently absented himself from the suit! state, and whether his acts and omissions in his office of judge have been such as in any degree to deprive the people of that district of the benefits of the court therein to amount to a denial of justice; whether the said judpe has been guilty of corrupt ccnduct in office, and whether h a adminis tration of his office has resulted in injury and wrong to litigants of his court." The resolution further authorizes the Judiciary committee to send for persons and papers, and to do other things essential to the investigation. Mr. Lamar moved the adoption of the resolution. Care and Deliberation Urged. Mr. Grosvenor suggested that there should be specific charges; that the House should go slowly and be extremely careful. The Hou^e is not a grand jury, he said. Mr. Lacey (Iowa) moved to refer the reso lution to the committee on judiciary. Mr. Payne (New Tork) said the House should proceed with care in so important a matter as this. Mr Fuller (Illinois) said the resolution should not be referred, but should be voted down, charging that it did not contain, a single specification. The humblest citizen he said, was entitled to be furn shed with specific charges before teing ; laced on trial He declared that It would be useless to re fer the resolution to the jud clary commit tee, saying that that committee would be obliged to report it back with a report that there was nothing in it to warrant action. Mr. Lamar's Charges. Mr. Lamar said: As I understand, this objection made by the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Grosvenor) is that I do not charge Judge Swayne with any specific crime. I do charge him gen erally with high crimes and misdemeanors. Why should I be forced to state when the proof is to be submitted to the committee on Judiciary the specific matters upon which that general allegation is made. Every single crime that this Judge is capable of committing is charged, when I charge him of high crimes and misdemeanors. But if the gentleman desires that I shall make my charges seriatim I charge this judge first, with continued, persistent, and. If you please, pernicious absenteeism from dis trict; second, with corrupt official conduct based on several matters; third, I charge Judge Swayne with maladministration of Judicial matters in his court, so much so as to embarrass bankrupts and annihilate the assests of litigants and others appearing within his jurisdiction." Mr. Williams, the minority leader, con tended for the adoption of the resolution, citing former cases and arguing that the verbal statement of Mr. Lamar is suffi cient. Mr. Mann (Illinois) asked Mr. Lamar If it was his idea that the judiciary commit tee should proceed with an inquiry about specific charges. Mr. Lamar replied that the committee had full power. Mr. Clayton (Ala.) said Mr. Lamar had pursued a course similar to that followed In other cases. "This is merely the in auguration of an indictment." he said Mr. Lacey (Iowa) spoke for his motion to refer. The motion to refer the resolution to the judiciary committee was lost, when the resolution as offered by Mr. Lamar was adopted with a few dissenting votes. The House at 1:57 p.m. adjourned until tomorrow. SENATE. Today's session of the Senate lasted only thirty-seven minutes. After the completion of the routine business the Cuban bill was laid before the Senate, but no one appeared ready to speak on It. Mr. Hale then, at 12:37, moved an adjournment, and the mo tion prevailed. Prior to the adjournment a number of bills were Introduced and reports presented, and Mr. Hoar gave notice that as soon as practicable after the disposition of the Cu ban bill he would call up his resolution In troduced yesterday requesting information from the President concerning the condi tions under which the Independence of Pan ama was recognized. BILLS IN THE HOUSE. War Museum Proposed for Smithsonian Grounds. Representative Hughes of New Jersey to day Introduced *n the House, by request, a bill appropriating $150,000 for the construc tion of a war museum in the Smithsonian Institution grounds. The Idea of a war museum was outlined in The Star last evening. Representative Glllett of Massachusetts, chairman of the committee on reform of the civil service, today introduced In the House, by request, six bills embodying va rious methods for retiring employes of the federal departments. Mr. Gillett proposes at an early date an inquiry into the depart mental service. Representative Williams of Mississippi to day introduced a resolution In the House calling upon the Postmaster General to transmit to the House a complete copy of the Bristow report regarding the irregu larities recently brought out. The resolu tion will be called up later. To Insure Pure Wines. Representative BeU of California intro duced a bill today to prevent the adultera tion or misbranding of domestic or- foreign wines and the manufacture of Impure wine In this country. The bill is drawn so that retail dealers can be held for Its violation as well as manufacturers. Election Contest Case. The House committee on elections No. 1 today fixed Monday next to take up the contest of A. D. Dantxler against A. F. Lever, representing the seventh congres sional district of South Carolina. On Thursday of next week the contest of Ju lius Kahn against Representative Liver nash representing the fourth California district, will be taken up by the committee.. Senate Committee Considers Bill to Prevent Fraud. DENY USJ; OF MAILS IS J 8 VIGOROUS PROTEST EHTEEED AGAINST THIS LEGISLATION. ?S) r Senator Dryden Introduced the Meas ure, but Repudiates Authorship All Sides Considered. Tlie Senate committee on post offices and post roads gave a hearing today upon the bill Introduced by Senator Dryden. at the request of the national insurance commis sioners, for the purpose of denying the use of mails to fraudulent insur.ince companies. Rtau E. Folk, state treasurer and Insurance commissioner of Tennessee, spoke for the measure, while a score of insurance offi cials, agents and brokers represented the opposition. Dryden Defines Bill. Senator Dryden made a statement, defin ing the purposes of the bill. He said there were many fraudulent insurance concerns in tlie south and west, and the state insur ance commissioners are trying to devise a scheme to drive them out of business. i'he bill submitted, he said, affects subs antial una leg t'm.iie in erests, m>ny of wh.ci had wr.iten him j'lOtes.ing iiga.nst its pas s.iee. These interests include many con cerns whici. have made t their custom to place with foreign co'npanie1* ill >liei! sur" plus insurance. Such loreign companies, J many nstances, are not au horis dto do business in many of the states In which in sur nee was written.. _ , ' Senator Culberson asked whether Spnator Dryden considered mutual companies would be affected by the bill. Senator Dryden repudiated authoYship of the measure, a said that his tfwn company in fact, would | be prevented from doing business If the bill becomes a law. Inquiries brought out the fact that amendments were not op posed if such changes were to exempt legitimate concerns from its provisions. ; Effect Upon Business. Mr. Folk made a brief talk in favor of the measure, and was questioned b> sev eral senators to bring out the extent of its effect upon: Insurance business. He was followed by A. I. Varys. superintendent of insurance of Ohio, who offered amendments which were intended to eliminate many of the objections made by representatives of legitimate insurance companies, and of members of the committee who expressed their desire to protect such interests. Senator Burton siid he knew of one com pany in the slate of Kansas, capitalized at $1,000,000. which l?ad been refused a charter to do business in that state, though the company was solvent. He declared that the charter was held up by the insurance commissioner because of a personal feeling against certain officials. Representing Manufacturers. John R. Walters, a New York insurance broker, who tiled authority to speak for 443 manufacturers w)u> have joined to write : their own insurance, protested against the bill, though..he said, the amendments of fered would satisfy his interests if it were not for the fact that to place the bill on the statute "books Would offer the opportu nity for amendmehts which might injure the legitimate companies. He declared it was just t* all ,v?lld concerns to kill the '^Elijah R. Kennedy of Weed & Kennedy. New York;, Philip S. Tilden, representing the Merchants' Association of New YorK. and chairman of a oommlttee of ten from the New Yortt Board of Trade and Trans portation Company; John P. Murray of New York representing a large number of merchants and manufacturers, and a num ber of others were heard. AMERICAN FEARS GROUNDLESS. John Charlton Delivers Forceful Ad dress on Canadian Reciprocity. BOSTON, December 10.?John Charlton, member of the Canadian parliament, de livered a forceful address upon the subject of "Reciprocity With Cauada before the Boston chamber of commerce today. Mr. Charlton, who is also a member of the United States and British Joint commis sion, created in 1S07 to deal with the tra4e relations between the countries, is by birth an American and owns extensive lumber interests in Michigan. He is considered as one of the foremost champions of reci procity In Canada. The tenor of Mr. Charlton's address was that the United States must grant more lib eral tariff provisions or Canadian tariff rates would be eventually advanced. Abso lute free trade between the two countries could not yet be attained, he said, but the nearer it could be approached the better. Mr. Charlton discussed the objections of the American farmer and lumberman to Canadian reciprocity. He claimed that their fear that their business would be In jured was a groundless one. In conclusion he said; "The critical hour Is at hand when Canada will have arrived at the parting of tlie ways, and will decide whether she shall cultivate intimate and natural relations with the United States, or whether she shall put up her tariff wall against that country and become a com ponent part of a great Imperial trade fed eration. The United States can decide that i the latter shall be the case by maintaining : Its present tariff policy." ROOSEVELT INTERESTED. Secrot&ry Hay Writes San Francisco Traders on Manchuria Trade. SAN FRANCISCO, December 10.?Andrea Sbarboro, president of the Manufacturers and Producers' Association, has received a letter from Secretary of State Hay ac knowledging the receipt of resolutions rela tive to the trade of" the United States in Manchuria. In his letter Secretary Hay says: ?' *> "The subject U> which you refer is one of the greatest Importance and has occupied the close attention of President McKinley and of President Roosevelt* for several years. is iclis "The objeM wlaeh you propose is one to which tills government has steadily adhered and haa pursued-XUrough circumstances of peculiar dlffi?liity.4i)id embarrassment. "I can onfi"ai'*?? you and authorize you to assure ?Hir associates that the Presi dent will ncjfc,lose,?lKht of the Important In terests to whfch W has already devoted so much'tlme^;^. LAT&ST FROM BUTLER. No Deaths La^jNight ? 1,300 Cases and iE#*y-0|?? DeathB to Date. BUTLER^iPa? -December 10.?Last night was the firs8! night in two weeks In which no one suc?ambe4 to typhoid fever, and there were 'fto deiths reported up to noon today. t'1 Dr. McClung of i>'ew York, and a number of other New Yorkers, have volunteered to help the relief committee, and have been assigned to duty. The total number of deaths to date Is fifty-one. and the total number of cases, In cluding those existing, those recovered and those In which .death has occurred, numbers nearly 1,300. Electric Merger in Pittsburg. PITTSBURG. Pa., December 10.?A merger of the electric lighting and power plants In the coke regions and the Pittsburg, Mc Keesport and Cponellsville railway system has been effected and an application for a charter for thi'combined interests wfll be made at ftarrlsbutfg December 31. It is said the capitalisation will be considerably over $6,000,000. Senate Committee Reports on Proposed Canal Treaty. SENT BY MB, BEAUPRE ?? MOTIVE FOB ACTION AT BOGOTA SHOWH. Legislators Wanted Concession to Canal Company to Lapse, Then Colom bia Could Sell. The Department of State lias received from Mr. Beaupre, under date of the 10th of October, the text of the report of the committee of the Colombian senate on the project of a law to confirm the disapproval of the treaty by the senate, and to au thorize the president to make a new treaty. , The report takes the ground that the re jection of the treaty needs no approval, lie)hk a completed act, and that in any case the treaty expired by limitation of time on September 22. It also disapproves, and rec ommends the indefinite postponement of, the proposition to authorise the president to make a new treaty. The motive for that action, though not positively asserted, is evidently the pur pose entertained at Bogota to prolong, un der dilatory expedients, the whole question until next year?then to declare the I' rench concession forfeited and to demand of the United States the forty millions provided in the Spooner act. unless in the mean while they should be able to extort from the Panama company a satisfactory sum in return for a [>ermission granted to tnem to sell to the United States. In Colombian Senate. The particular report which Mr. Beaupre incloses was read in the Colombian senate October 14. It begins with a declaration of Colombia's desire to have a canal con structed across the Isthmus, and a recital of the various steps that have been taken by Colombia up to this time to secure that end during a period of seventy >'eTars; asserted that the Hay-Herran treaty was unanimously rejected, "not with a v ie*u? opposing so great and necessary a work, but from the highest and fairest moti\es. Senator Morgan is quoted as svisLainin, the right of Colombia to reject the treats and then the report proceeds to d?cusstl e bill upon which it was based which in brief had two objects to sustain the sen ale's rejection of the treaty and to author ize the Colombian president to draw new treaties or have the work done by private contract. A legislative argument is ad duced to sustain the contention that it unnecessary to ratify the senates rejec As to the second proposition !t Is declare 1 that the proposed authorization to the P1"*"-"'" Idtnt is unconstitutional, depriving the president of his right to initiate and' con duct negotiations. The law also is held to be unnecessary. The novel point is made to the_ e?e5t that as tHe Hay-Herran treaty authorized the Panama Canal Company to transfer ts rights, and that treaty has failed, the con ditions are as they were before the treat was drawn, and the canal company cannot sell its rights, but must fulfill its contract to build the canal Concession Will Lapse. It is held that the company's franchise will remain in force until October next, when "The republic will become the pos sessor and owner, without any need of a previous judicial decision and without any indemnity, of the canal Itself and of the adjuncts that belong to It, according ClX areueTthat after that date the republic can make more advantageous terms "legally and materially. 'wherefore U iT said that It is the duty of Congress to pass upon the validity of the extension of the company's franchise for six years granted in 1900, which has been attacked. The conclusion of the committee is that further consideration of the bill before con gress be indefinitely postponed. SHOULD CHECKMATE RUSSIA. Socialist Leader Says That Germany onould Use Moral Influence. BERLIN, December 10.?During the de bate today in the reiclistag on the budget estimates Herr Bebel. the socialist leader, declared Russia could easily seize Kiau-cho whenever it suited her fancy and. there fore. Germany should exercise her moral influence to prevent difficulties in east Aria. The speaker predicted that there would be a large increase in the military estimates. Herr Bebel further asserted that the na val enthusiasts, including those in the high est circles, were evidently engaged In a propaganda for a new squadron of battle 6 The speaker also attacked the imperial financial system on the ground that it im posed undue burdens on the poor, saying that a larger income should be derived from the inheritance taxes, which could easily be made to yield $75,000,000 addition al but he added, the classes owning prop erty, who mainly benefited by the expan sion policy, preferred an increase in indirect taxation. / a ? ? KUSSO-JAPANESE AGREEMENT. Reported at Paris That Czar Has Sign ed His Approval. P\RIS, December 10.?Definite informa tion has' been received here to the effect that the czar has signed his approval of the general conditions preliminary to a Russo-Japanese agreement. Further in formation received shows them to be on j the same general line of the peace nego tiations as outlined in the dispatches of the j Associated Press. It now develops that the overtures were formulated after the confcrence between Admiral Alexieff, the Russian viceroy in j the far east, and ne Japanese authorities, the results being entrusted to Admiral Alexieff to forward to St. Petersburg. The czar's approval of them will be com municated to Japan, when, It is expected, the negotiations will proceed toward a C?TheU pessimistic reports from Toklo are believed by the officlrls here to reflect tue feeling aroused over the delays preceding the czar's approval of the general condi tions for a Russo-Japanese agreement. These delays were unavoidable incidents of the czarina's serious illness. It la con fidently be?ieved that Japan's early re ceipt of official information regarding Rus sia's pacific bourse will result in a similar Improvement in the Japanese aspect. TO PRESERVE PEACE. Japanese Emperor Reports Important Negotiations In Progress. TOKIO, Japan, December 10.?The en peror opened the die\ this morning. In re ferring to the situation with regard to Rus sia he only said that his ministers are now conducting, with prudence and circumspec tion. important Viternational negotiations for the preservation of peace in the far east and of Japan's rights and interests. Secretary Hay's Condition. Secretary Hay's condition today is about the same as yesterday. He is suffering from a sliglt bronchial trouble, which makes him very hoarse, and it was by his doc tor's advice and against his own desires that 1* remained away from the State De partment today. Delegates for Indian Territory. Representative Curtis Introduced a bill today providing for a delegate in Con | cress from the Indian territory. Market Goes Off Under Heavy Eealiziog Sales. THE RAIL LIST WEAK BROOKLYN TRANSIT STILL A FEA TURE OF THE TRADING. Losses in Copper, Steel and Other In dustrial Shares?Erie and Read ing Well Bought. NEW YORK. December 10.?The opening of the stock market today was very irregu lar. The New York public utilities advanc ed a fraction. Consolidated Gas rose 1%. Brooklyn Transit opened down %. but immediately rallied ?4. The specialties generally were slightly higher. Stocks with an international murkct reflected the de pression In London, United States Steel preferred declining nearly a point. Speculative buying of Brooklyn Transit on a large scale gave an air of buoyancy to the early speculation In the local group. Consolidated Gas advanced 2'i and Brook lyn Transit 2%. while the others rose from 1 to 114. Other stocks as a rule did not gain much, but Amalgamated, Sugar and New York Central exceptionally improved I and General Electric 2 points. The market ran ofT rapidly later with the volume of selliug somewhat heavier than the early buying. St. Paul and United States Steel preferred were especially weak and yielded l@l*s Advances in the si>eclalties were well re duced or wiped out. and the general rail road list ruled a large fraction below yes terday's -close. Railway Investment pre ferred lost 2 and Virginia-Carolina Chemi cal gained 3. I>arge buying of Erie rallied It over a point to a fraction over last night. The second preferred gained 1 and Reading sec ond preferred 1%. Railroad stocks became slightly firmer and Sugar recovered to the best, hut the industrials were unsettled Brooklyn Transit after a rally was forced back to about last night's level. There were losses In Anaconda. Locomotive pre ferred. Republic Steel preferred. Paper pre ferred, St. Louis Southwestern preferred and Toledo, St. Louis and Western pre ferred of 1 to 2. United States Steel pre ferred extended its loss to 2. Bonds were heavy. The selling seemed to lie pretty well fin ished for the time being after Pennsylvania had given way a point. Renewed pur chases of the tractions brought the general market up slightly, but the buying was comparatively small. Consolidated Gas rallied to lNT?ih and Brooklyn Transit to 53. Business fell off considerably during the afteruoon owing to the confusion caused by the erratic fluctuations of the local stocks. Brooklyn Transit broke to about 51 and Manhattan and Metropolitan Street Rail way declined to the lowest. The Paclfics, Reading. Norfolk and Western, Baltimore and Ohio. Southern railway preferred and Amalgamated Copper yielded a point or more. Snuff preferred advanced 3. Pressure was becoming severe against the standard stocks at 2 o'clock. New Tork Stock Market. Furnished by W. B. Hibbs A Co., bankers and brokers, 1419 F St., members New York stock exchange. Washington stock ex change and Chicago board of trade. Amalgamated f'opp->r.. American Looomotiv i. American I.oco.. pfd.... Am. Car A Foundry Am. Car & Foundry, pfj American Ice American Smelting. Am. Smelting, pfd American Surar Anaconda Ateh., Top. A S. Fe ~ Atch., Top. A S. Fe, pfi Baltimore A Ohio... Ba'tlmore A Obio, pfd.I Brooklyn Rapid Trail.. Canadian Pacific Chesapeake A Ohio. Chicago A Alton Chicago A Alton, pfd ' Chicago Great Western. Chi., Mil. A St. I'aul ._ Colorado Fuel t Iraa Consolidated Gas Delaware A Hudson.!!'!] Erie, common.?._.?."!! Erie, 1st pfd Z'Z'Z Erie, 2d pfd General Electric..!!!!!! ~ Illinois Central..,. Kansas City .Southern""" Louisville A Nashville.. Manhattan Elevated.... Metropolitan .Sees. Co. Metropolitan St. Hy 1 Mo,.a.mi. v Vex., co n. Mo.. Kan. A. Tex., pfi_ Missouri Pacific... National J.ead_ New l'orlc Centra 1.1... ..T N. Ont. Western... Norfolk A Western. Pacific Mail Steamship." Pennsylvania K. H._ People's Gas of (Jhicaza Pressed Steel Car .. Reading.. ' Heading, 1st pfd" Reading, 2d pld Republic Steel A Iron!! Rep. Steel A Iron, pfd Rock Island, com Rock Island, pfd. ....~? KuboerGoous. St. Louis A S. K? 2d pfi St. Louis SoutakVestarx St Louisa. W p(\j Southern Pacific.. "" Southern Railway.. Southern Rallwav, p'f L~ Tennessee Coal A irox Texas Pacific Union Pacific.. Union Pacific, pfd!!!!!!!!! United states Leather ~ U. S. Leather, pfd Lnlted Slates Rubber? Luited States Steel !" U. S. Stael. pfd.... U. S. Steel 2d .Vs... 7 VV abas.'i. Wabasu, pid..!!!!!! " "heeling A L. K Western Union Wisconsin Central." ni?h. ty 19<* ta;* k 126 TO ?** ?s 79* Low. 45 14)4 76 St 8 48* 123* 7* ?7 * 92 78% Open. 46* 15 76^ 19' i 66 * 8 49* 90S? 124* 78 (8* <?3 -8% 3 S31-? 34}? 70 16* 142)2 m" 159 19* 68 61 166 129% 130* li#* Close. 45* 14* 76 18* esii fe 124 78 67* 62 58* 5S?4 SO* 5J 119 118 118 33* 82* 82* 34* SI* 84* 70 70 70 16* lir* 15* 142* 140* 140* islv* 182" 159 158* 30* '.9 .8* .7* 51% 50 166* 166 70* 20* :.7 15* 87* 17 GOVERNMENT BONDS. 3 per cents, leglslered, 1908 3 per cents', coupons, 1908 I 3 per cents, small, 1908 4 oer cents, registered, 1907 4 per cents, con pons, 1907 4 ->er cents, registered. 1925 I 4 per cents, coupons. 1928 5 per ceuts. registered, 1004 5 per cents, coupons, 1904 2 per cents, regi .tered 2 per cents, eocpons District of Columbia's Bid. 107U 107% loflVi 100 110 183% 133% 101 % 101 % 105 Vi 106^ 120 Asked. 108% 108% 110 111% 134% 134% 106 106 V4 81 % S0V4 76% 7?i; 43% 42% 43>.<,-% 42% 34% 30% 33% 83% Grain, Provisions and Cotton Markets. CHICAGO, December 10.?Grain: Open. High. Low. Wheat?May 81 July 76% Corn?May 42% July 42% Oats?May 88% July 33% CHICAGO. December 10.?Provisions: Open. High. Low. Pork?Jan 11.15 May 11.80 Lard?Jan 6.42 May 6.55 Ribs?Jan 6.97 May 6.16 NEW YORK, December 10.?Cotton: Open. High. Low. January 11.99 March 12.19 May 12.23 July 12.23 August 12.00 11.17 11.55 6.42 6.60 6.02 6 20 12.02 12.28 12 32 12.33 12.01 11.12 11.42 6.40 6.55 5.96 6.15 11.95 12.18 12.20 12.21 11.87 Close. 80%-% 70%-% 43 43 30% 33% Close. 11.15 11.52 6.42 6.57 6.02 6.20 Close. 12.00 12.21 12.27 12.25 11.92 Baltimore Markets. Special Dispatch to Tfce Evening 8tar. BALTIMORE. Md., December 10.?FLOUR?Quiet, unchanged; receipts, 23,001 barrels; exports, 106.SC3 barrels. WHEAT?Weak; spot contract, 85%a8C; spot No. 2 red western, 80%a86%; December, 85%a86: Jan uary, 86%a86%; February, 87%a87%; May, 85via 85%; steamer No. 2 red, 74%a74%; receipts. 50,067 bushels. Southern by sample, 72a86; southern on grade.. 78a86. CORN?Firm; spot, old, 48%a48%; spot, new, 47%; December, 48%a48%; year, 47%*47%; Janu ary, 47%a47%; February, 47%a47%; steamer mixed, 46%a45%; receipts, 81,598 bushels; exports. 85,714 bushels. New southern white corn, 39%a47%; new ?ootbern yellow corn, 89%a47%. OATS?Quiet, No. 2 white, 41 asked; No. 2 mix ed, 89*39%; receipts, 11.712 bushels. BYE?Firm; No. 2, 60; No. 2 western. 61; re ceipts, 896 bushels; exports, 15,143 bushels. HAY?Steady, unchanged. GRAIN FREIGHTS?Quiet, unchanged. BUTTER?Firm and higher; fancy Imitation, lfta 20; fancy creamery, SCUT; fancy ladle, 16a 18; ?tote packed, lDclT. BGGS-nrm; M. CHEESE?Steady; Urge aad ?%? lStt: flats. RH?13H: medium and Mail. 12?4a 1814: amall and late October. Norambar. llwlt%> 8CQAK?Weak; teuw, itiiiiiM, Sac, uW. LOCAL FINANCIAL NEWS. Some interesting tables have been com plied by the Wall Street Journal from the statements made by the national banks to the controller of the currency, which show the character of the loans made by these Institutions. A comparison based on t !?????? tig-urea shows that during the past year there has been an increase of over twenty three millions In security or collateral loans, while In commercial loans, which are mainly based on Individual or firm notes, the gain Is l?8 millions. In New York city for the same period there was an ac tual loss in security loans, while the Rain was in the amount of the commercial loans. The Increase In security loans for the en tiro country during the period between 19B7 and 1901 is attributed to the growth of spec ulation and promotion which was notable at that time. In spite of the large increase in the percentage of bank deposits used for loans on securities, the banks have emerged, as the Secretary of the Treasury states, without showing any signs of weakness. "It is Important and reassuring." adds the Journal, "to know that the security loans <# the banks are assuming a more normal proportion to the total loans, for th'.s indi cates a desire on the part of the directors of these Institutions to hold their course strictly to the line of their special duty. This does not imply, of course, that they should stop altogether loaning money upon such securities. As a matter of fact, many mercantile businesses obtain credits upon their holdings of stocks and bonds. The point is made that national hanks as com mercial banks should keep the security side of their business strictly subordinate, leaving to the trust companies and private bankers the m.i'n burden of supplying the credit necessities of the speculators, invest ors and promoters and underwriters, a line I of business which their organization spe j cially 11 ts them for. Some interest was shnirn in the list of j fire insurance stocks today at the meet j ing of the exchange, which is rather un , usual, as on most days the quotations are recorded without Interruption caused by trading. Sixty shares of Kiggs Fire Insurance Company were offered for sale and sold to the highest bidder for x><i, while 2.1 shares of Arlington brought .'(1. A bid of <5'/i for ."?(> shares of People's was made, but no stock was for sale at that figure. A rather light record, that is. of recent da\s, was inade in limited sales of Capital Traction stock, as twir lots, comprising, re spectively. twenty and three shares, brought The slock was offered at 124. but there were no buyers at that figure. The market for Washington Railway pre ferred stock was also somewhat animated, and Ks a result the quotations advanced. Forty shares, in two lots, were sold ot 40Ve, and fifty slrares at 40% and then at 40%. and then an eighth lower, while 40'g was bid. Seventy-one and one-half was bid for the bonds of this company, and one $."i00 bond was sold for 72. An offer to sell four shares of Washing ton Loan and Trust Company at tfKi was made, without being taken, as was also seven shares of Riggs Bank at 580. The highest bid for the latter was K7.r?. There were seven shares of Farmers and Mechan ics' Bank sold for 316, an advance over tho last recorded bid price of $H5 on the share. The usual bid of 122 for IJncoln Bank stock was made, but It was promptly ac cepted. and ten shares sold. After call a bid of 123 was made for the stock without result. Eight shares of telephone stock were of fered at 40"*. but the highest bid was HOS. and there was no trading done. A pur chaser appeared for Georgetown gas and offered 70 and then advanced to 71 for ten shares, but no one sold. The bid price for twenty-five shares Is 66. There was some sparring over Mergen thaler in the way of bidding, the range be ing between 181 and "185, with slight differ ences between the asking and bid price. One quotation lot of 10 shares went for 184\ and two small lots for 185 and 184%. The price is, of course, affected by the ap proach of the date for the payment of the extra dividend of 5 per cent. A small lot of Lanston stock brought 8. but the bid for 100 shares was 7% and the offering was 8. There was no further trad ing done. Today's Government Receipts. National bank notes received today for redemption, $749,6.'I5; government receipt* from internal revenue, ?789.361; customs, $006,038; miscellaneous. $42,310; expendi tures, $1,250,000. cxpenui Washington Stock Exchange. L2t 40v/Slbna't>D4^Kaiiway and Klectric profd.. 80 at Farmers and Mechanics' Bank. 7 at 316 Iiincoln National Bank. 10 at 122. Arlington Insurance. 25 at 31 Riggs Fire insurance, ?0 at 8% Mergenthaler Linotype. 1 at IHo, 10 at 184%. After call?lanston Monotvpe, 25 at 8 Mergentlialer Linotyiie, 5 at 184*4. Columbia Railroad 5s, $1,(100 at 303 U. Waslilnutou Hallway and Electric 4s, $500 at 72. ? , KAILROAD BONDS Capital Traction 4s 14XH4 107 Metropolitan 5s 115% 118%. Metropolitan 5s cert, lndebt., A.... 102 105 Metropolitan cert, indebt., B H?3*i 105 Columbia th 115 1211 Columbia 5s *# 103% 104 City and Suburban 5s H5 Anacostia and Potomac 5s 85 Washington Rwy. and F.lec. 4s.... 71*71% MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Washington Gas 0s, series A Iti3*b Washington Gas 6s, series B 103*Z !!! Washington Crag cert 114 115 * C. S. Electric Light deb. imp. tis. 101 *4 lo*3*? I . S. Electric Light cert. ind. Ha. . 101 % Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. 5a... 103 w 100*4 Washington Market Co. 1st 0s 108 Masonic Ilall Association 5s Iu2 SAFE DEPOSIT AND TRUST STOCKS. National Safe Deposit and Trust... 150 158 Washington Loan and Trust 2<H>?^ 2lO American Security and Trust 200 210 American Security and Trust ?-ert. . 174 180 Union Trust and Storage 1<*1*4 107*4 Washington Savings Bank 104 ~ 168 Home Savings Bank 134 RAILROAD STOCKS. Capital Traction Co 123*. 124 Washington Itwy. and Elec. pfd... 40 Vg 4o% Washington Rwy. and Elec. com... 11 NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. Bank of Washington 430 Metropolitan 480 Central 3?>0 Farmers and Mechanics* 300 Second 149 Citizens' 210 Columbia 190 Capital 175 Traders' 147 151}i Lincoln 122 Riggs 565 1*50 American 113*4 115Vfc INSURANCE STOCKS. Firemen's 25 35 Franklin .-... 47 55 Metropolitan 75 85 Corcoran 72 ..... Potomac . 58 Arlington SO 32 German American 250 National Union 7vl Columbia 10V* 12'4 Kiggn 8*? People's 8 7 Commercial 4*4 5*4 Colonial 97^ TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Real Estate Title 75 Columbia Title 3ft i\i Washington Title 2 ..... TELEPHONE AND GRAPHOPHONE STOCKS. Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone. 3tfi4 American Graphophone com 4*4 American Graphophone prefd 8 0*4 GAS STOCKS. Washington Gas 56 S7ft Georgetown Gas 70 TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergenthaler Linotype * ? ? '*2$ Lanston Monotype MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Greeae Con. Copper Co 14 Washington Market ? ? ? ? ? ? ? - ? Norfolk and Washington Steamboat. 225 .3* J. Maury Dove ?_ GHERABDI DEAD. Death of Bear Admiral at Stratford To day. STRATFORD, Conn., December 10.?Rear Admiral Bancroft Gherardi (ret.red> died at t his residence here today. Admiral Gherardi was retired for age la 1894. He was taken ill about four wyeke j ago, but his condition did nut become seri ous until a few days ago. Born in I-ou slana seventy-one years ago. Admiral Gherardi, in h:8 long career In th* navy, enjoyed the confidence of every Sec retary under whom he served, and brought into play talents of high order and varied character. In the early days of the civil war he wai offered a high command by the confederate government, but he remained loyal In spit* of the ties that held hia to the south. . One of biaaotui Uanetnlgo tlja navy.