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THB~ IVBimm BTAK. PUBLISHED DAILY, BXOSPI SUNDAY. BhIkii OSm, 11U Stmt t>4 Ptut/lTMie Anal, The Ifvening Star H#wgp?p#? Ownptfljr. ?. h. kAvminn, Fmifcit, ? i M ? Ifnr T?fk Triton* Billdiag, Chine* OftM i Tribut lillilaf. The Rrpnlni Htar la serrpd t? nubserlboff In lb* eltf bjr orrliHT), m tiieir own MroiBiit. ?t 10 p?r w?t or 44 r?nl? pet month, Ont?iM ?t la* fcunter. 9 <-?6t* rach Bf m?ll- ?n7whw? In lb# y< B or Canada? postage prepaid #0 tier Boats, B*tnrtl*y (tu. 89 |1 P*f /*SF| *"? UislW ulhcp it Waablnjtes, ?. O-i ?? (pcond-daae mall nmtt?r.l tTAll toall subscriptions most b? paid In lArue* Rates at idwrtialcs mad* knows eb ippUestlua. U. S. MARINES LANDED Disembark at CJolon and En train for Panama, GUERRILLA CAMPAIGN EXPECTED EF COLOMBIAN TROOPS HAVE LANDED. Destination of United States Scouts Said to Be Yaviza, Dp the San Miguel Gulf. COLON. December 14.?A company of marines from the U. S. S. Prairie was landed here today under the command of Capt. Smedley D. Butler, and entrained for Panama, whence the marines will be sent to a point on the coast south of Panama. This step was In consequence of the re ceipt of Information that Colombian tToops had landed In that direction with the object of marching on Panama. If this 1st confirmed it will mean the be ginning- of a long campaign of guerrilla warfare on the isthmus. The destination of the marines Is said to be Yaviza, up the San Miguel gulf and Tulra river. NO SIGN OF TROOPS. The Atlanta Returns From Patrolling Isthmian Coast. The Navy Department today received two cablegrams from Admiral Coghlan. both dated Colon, the 13th. The first reads: "Mayflower today reports Cartagena and Pinzon were at Turbo with four to eight hundred men. Took In some supplies. Sailed 8th, and supposed to have landed the troops at Oandl. Atlanta, however, was at Oandl 9th and got opposite Information, and United States consul at Cartagena re ports that the Cartagena returned there 8th. No doubt the vessels and troops were at Turbo the 8th; that Information Is re liable. Atlanta returns today to gulf for further search." The second dispatch reads: "Atlanta arrived yesterday. Started San Bias Point to Port Gandl, not having seen or heard anything of troops or vessel. Com municated with shore at the principal points. Indians suspicious of strangers. Found trails from San Bias Point to Porto Belle passable for small parties, but none leading inland. Atlanta leaves today to cruise to Cape Tlburon and Gulf of Darlen." COLOMBIAN CAMPAIGN. Gen. Bell Consults With the Secretary of War. Brigadier General J. Franklin Bell, super intendent of the General Service and Staff College. Fort Leavenworth, Kaniai, who was summoned to Washington on a special mission, reported to the War Department this afternoon and had a conference with Secretary Root. Although his visit has more or less to do with matters connected With the General Staff College, It is ad mitted by officers of the general staff to be for the purpose of consulting with the officials regarding a probable campaign against Colombia, should that country con tinue the movement of troops toward the Isthmua. JOCKEY SLOAN WINS. Suit for 9^0,000 Damages Against French Jockey Club. PARIS, December 14.?The court which has been hearing the arguments in the case Of "Tod" Sloan, the American Jockey, against the French Jockey Club for $40X00 damages for being warned off the turf In connection with Rose de Mai's winning the Prix de Diane at Cliantllly in May last, to day found In favor of Sloan, and condemn ed the jockey club to pay the costs, the amount of which will be assessed later. The case involved the jockey club's sole control of the French turf administration. The court, while holding that Sloan's complaint was justified, pointed out that as he had not showed that the course of the Club caused him serious prejudice, limited the damages to the expenses of the action. The French Jockey Club, May 30, Issued a notification to the effect that "Tod" Sloan had been excluded from further en trance to the weighing inclosure or train ing grounds of the race courses under the Jurisdiction of the jockey club for having exerilsed Count de Saint-Phalles Rose de Mai at Chantilly about two weeks previous ly without having received permission from the proper turf authorities. It was pub licly stated at the time that the exclusion Of the American Jockey was the result of his "spreading turf rumora" rather than for breach of the rules in galloping Rose de Mai. WOOD AND BELLAIBS. Dr. Fisher of Chicago Tells of Suppress ing a Publication. When the Senate committee on military affairs today resumed its Investigation of charges against Gen. Leonard Wood four witnesses were waiting to be heard. These were Dr. C. E. Fisher of Chioago and J. O. I*a Fontlsee, city editor of the Jacksonville, Fla., Times-Union, manag ing editor and city editor, respectively. Of the Havana Post, published during American occupation; L. H. Morrison of New York and Gen. John R. Brooke, re tired. Dr. Fisher said that In September, 1900. he accompanied Gen Wood on a trip to the Isle of Pines, and there told him of an ar ticle which he had ordered printed In the Havana Post exposing Bellalra. The wit ness said that Gen. Wood told him he did not want the etory printed, and that it had not been uaed on account of that request. Dr. Fisher aaid he took charge of the Ha vana paper at the request of Gen. Wood, and that he also had acted as the corre spondent for the Associated Press for a short period. HANNA'S DETERMINATION. Will Net Manage the Republican Campaign. Senator Hanna's friends at the Capitol eay the senator has definitely determined not to accept the chairmanship of the re publican national committee for the next cumpaign, but he will retain the place un til the national committee is reorganized after the national convention. Murray Crane of Massachusetts la moat talked about as the prospective chairman of the committee. To Be Named the New Hampshire. Senator Gallinger has reeelvetl a letter from the President In which the chief exeo utive states that he has directed one of the future first-class battle ships of the navy named after the state of New Hampshire. AGAINST CUBAN BILL Senator Bailey of Texas Op poses the Measure. RECESS RESOLUTION THE HOUSE DECIDES TO ADJOURN DECEMBER 19. Pensions Bill Taken Up ? Mr. Adams Defends the Government's Course on the Panama Question. When the Senate convened today Mr. Bailey (Texas) spoke on the Cuban bill. He opposed the measure, declaring It to be vicious both as a matter of law and of policy. The question of law. he said, should be considered first, and in that connection he laid down three propositions. The first was that the House of Representatives alone has the right to originate revenue bills, and neither the President nor the President and Senate Joined possess the power to enact legislation affecting rev enues. The second declared that the Constitu tion of the republic commits the treaty making power to the President and the Senate and the House of Representatives has 110 right to approve or disapprove the Cuban treaty. The third proposition asserted that neith er the President and Senate alone nor the President and Senate acting in conjunction I with the House of Representatives has the right to originate such revenue measures, and that what is null and void in its begin ning must be null and void throughout. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The House upon convening today adopted a concurrent resolution providing for a recess adjournment from December 19 to January 4. The Speaker by unanimous consent appointed Delegate Kalauianoale of Hawaii as a member of the committee on territories. A Joint resolution was adopted providing that the last naval appropriation bill shall not be so construed as to deprive midship men at sea of commutation of rations. The House then went into committee of the whole, with Mr. Lawrence (Massachu setts) in the chair, for the further con sideration of the pensions appropriation bill. Mr. Adams (Pennsylvania) spoke on the Panama situation. Mr. Adams defended the course pursued I by this government in connection with the canal question and the policy of the ad ministration in dealing with the Central American situation. He said Colombia had acted in a shameful manner In the canal negotiations. Troops of the Colombian government, he said, were on the Isthmus when Panama declared for freedom and | made no opposition to the act. Mr. Gaines (Tenn.), who was recognized I for one hour, spoke on tobacco interests, l asserting the need of legislation In behalf of the grower. The farmers of the tobacco | states are crying out against the war taxes, wlilch, he said, are imposed. BASED ON DOWNES CASE. i Insular Decision Reaffirmed by the ] Supreme Court. The Supreme Court of the United States | today affirmed the decision of the court be low In the cases of Cz&rnikow & Co. and Warner & Co. The cases Involved the in sular question which was decided In the Downes case. There was no written opin ion, and the Downes case was cited as au thority for the decision. The chief justice and Justices Harlan, Brewer and Peckham dissented. DROPPED FROM THE LIST. Recess Appointment of Lieut. Higgins Was Not Renewed. The President has allowed one of his re cess appointments In the army to lapse. The officer in question is Second Lieut. Horace Higgins, 1st Infantry, at Fort Brady, Mich., who in October last was given a recess commission running until the end of the next session of the Senate (the extra Ression in this case). Because of alleged Improper conduct on the part of this officer discovered subsequent to his appointment it was decided not to send his nomination to the Senate, and at the ad journment of that body on December 7 last his name was dropped from the Army Reg ister. Higgins is a native of Ohio, and was a sergeant major In the 12th Cavalry when he was commissioned second lieutenant in the 1st Infantry. JUSTICE WRIGHT ON BENCH. Presided Today in Criminal Court No. 2 at City Hali. Crier H. C. Slioles formally opened Crim inal Court No. 2 this morning,, the action [ marking the beginning by Associate Justice Daniel Thew Wright, the recent appointee, of his duties as a member of the District Supreme bench. | The first case set for trial before Justice j Wright is that of James Butler, Indicted for the murder of his stepfather. Joseph Qreen. The homicide occurred the 23d of last June, while the parties were in King's court, between 14th and 15th streets, South Carolina avenue and C street southeast. It is said that Green was beating his wife, [ the defendant's mother, when the defendant interfered by striking his stepfather a blow on the head with an ax, from which death resulted. The regu'.ar panel was exhausted before a Jury was secured, so an adjournment until tomorrow morning was taken. The marshal. In the meantime, la to summon fifty addi tional talesmen. Assistant United; States Attorneys Gor don and Adkins appear for the government, the defendant being represented by Attor neys William Stone Abert and James Toomey. Justice Wright also presided this momlni in the Probate Court. LETTER FROM ROOT. Says General Bliss Was Misreported in Wood Case. A letter from Secretary Root has been re- I celved by Senator Proctor of the Senate committee on military affairs, regarding the case of General Wood, inclosing a letter from Brigadier General Bliss, in which the latter calls attention to his recent testl mony before the committee in oase of the confirmation of General Wood as a major general. Secretary Root says that some one has furnished the press with false statements and that Gen. Bliss' reputation la at Tttike because of such perverted reports of the testimony before the oommittee, and asks protection ot Wltaesees la such drcum Election of Kev. Edward Everett Hale FOR PRESENT SESSION DECIDED ON IN REPUBLICAN CAUCUS THIS MORNING. Dr. Hale's Distinguished Career as Preacher, Writer and Orator?His Work During Civil War. The Senate today elected Rev. Edward Everett Hale its chaplain, to take effect January 1. The resolution by which he was elected was presented by Senator Alli son. as the result of an agreement reached in a republican caucus this forenoon. It is understood that Dr. Hale probably will not serve beyond the present session of Congress. Dr. Hale's Career. Dr. Edward Everett Hale was born In Boston. Mass.. April 3. 1822. He is the son of Nathan Hale, a public-spirited Boston citizen, owner of the Boston Advertiser, and a great-nephew of Capt. Nathan Hale, the patriot of the revolution. Dr. Hale is named after hla uncle. Edward Everett, and fol lowed in his mother's steps in the direction of literature and education even in his very Dr. Edward Everett Hale. (Copyright by Rock wood.) early years. He began school almost as soon as he was able to walk and entered the Boston Latin School at the age of nine. When he was thirteen years old he entered Harvard, an early age even for those times, and was graduated in 18.10. immediately be coming a teacher in the Latin School and j ' devoting his leisure moments to study for the ministry. He was so diligent In hU father's newspaper office that he was able to fill any position from typesetter to edi torial writer. , if . , . ? Dr. Hale's career as a Christian minister ?he refuses to be called a "clergyman ? began with his licensure, In 1842. Then, in 1846, he went to Worcester, and in IHoB >ie returned to his native city, Boston; and not until 1000 did he give up the pastorate of the South Congregational (Unitarian) Church or cease preaching weekly. Of this church he still is pastor emeritus, and in Its peculiarly family-like life his spirit le Influ ential. Dr. Hale also occupied a pulpit In this city for one winter. Ab a publicist and patnot Dr. Hale aid invaluable work preceding the civil war as an agitator against slavery, although he never was an extremist like W llliam Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips E)ur In* the war, by such poems as "Take the Loan" and "Put It Through," he spurred the northern public on to do Its duty- By urging recruiting among his own church members, and by setting the entire mem bership of his church at work In all sorts of schemes for bettering the lot of the northern troops, he made the South Con gregational Church a very live cell-to ouote his own figure of speech?in the na tional cellular tissue. As director of the Freedmen's Aid Society, as official of the eanltary commission, he found ample plajr for his organizing power and skill. Influence as a Writer. But these activities were comparatively restricted and local In their range. It was as the writer for the AtlanUc of articles full of hope and sane optimism that Dr. Hale a Influence at this time was widest. In this periodical appeared, in 1803. his master Slece "A Man Without a Country," which, isides preaching its sermon, demonstrated that America had a short story writer of the first rank; and this at a time long be fore the example of the French in this form of literature had been taken as a model by us, and so cleverly imitated or Improved, as it has been by not a few ot our authors. Curiously, the year which saw the war with Spain over Cuba open was th? year of the largest sale of this book of Dr. Hale's. His Place as an Orator. No survey of Dr. Hale's career would be complete without some reference to his place as an orator. Whether as lecturer before lyceums, historical societies, Chau tauqua assemblies, or bodies of college stu dents and school pupils, or as formal orator on state occasions, or as after-dinner speaker, Dr. Hale has always been popu lar?not because of his graces of oratory, which his uncle, Edward Everett, had to a superlative degree, but because of his wit, his common sense, his fathomless stores of reminiscence, his facility in conveying his thoughts in speech understood of common men, his optimism, and not infrequently his overwhelming eloquence, especially when deeply stirred and when expounding Americanism. His voice and figure are like no other man'#?the voice being deep and muffled, the body angular and massive, the countenance benign yet rugged. As an antiquarian, versed In the begin nings of history on the American continent. In the settlement and development of Bog ton and New England, Dr. Hale has had a peculiarly useful career as Investigator and popularlzer of historical Information. In this work his large native endowment of imagination has served him well, enabling him to put flesh on the bones of fact, and thus to make his writings on themes usually dry and sapless so juicy and vital that he enjoys the conspicuous honor of being an antiquarian who Is read. Minister Beaupre Coming. United States Minister Beaupre has cabled the State Department from Bogota that everything U quiet there and he sees no occasion to postpone his leave of ab sence. He Is therefore expected to leave the legation In the hands of Mr. Snyder, the charge and secretary, and depart at mms tor the United States. Supreme Court Room Crowded With Auditors. J. Q. JOHNSON, SPEAKS HE DENIES Til AT "POWER TO RESTRAIN" IS ILLEGAL. Brief for the Government is Filed by Attorney General Knox?Points of Law in Question. An epoch-making scene look place :n the United States Supreme Court this morning, when there came up for argument the case of the Northern Securities Company, the Great Northern Railroad Company, the Northern Pacific Company, James J. Hill. J. Pierpont Morgan, Daniel S. Uimont and others against the United States, coming to this court orj appeal from the decision of the circuit court for the district of Minne sota. That decision was to the effect that the purchase of the greater share of the stock of the two railroad companies con stituted a merger and w is contrary to the Sherman anti-trust law. The case invohes the community-of-interest principle. There has been much interest In the case, and when it was called today the court room was crowded both inside and outside the bar. Attorney General Knox was pres ent, with Wm. A. Day and quite an array of assistants from his office, while the op position also was represented by a long list of distinguished counsel, including former Attorney General Griggs. John G. Johnson of Philadelphia, C. W. Bunn and Charles B. Young. Justice Brown was the only member of the court not present. In the inclosure reserved for attorneys practicing before the court were Senators Hoar, Nelson, Clapp and Dryden and many eminent attorneys. A Most Important Case. This case, involving the interpretation of the Sherman anti-trust law passed by Con gress, is probably of more far-reaching im portance than any case that has ever come before the Supreme Court of the United States, so far as its effect on the industrial condition of the country is concerned. It is aimed at the root of what is known as the trust evil, the litigation leading up to the scene of today having l>een the direct outcome of the determination of the admin istration to test the laws passed by a re publican Congress. When this legislation wan enacted there was general declaration on the Part of democrats to the efTect that it would result in no practical good and that It was an ex hibition of ostensible warfare on the monop olies rather than any serious determination to thwart the big corporations working to stifle competition through combinations or Interests. Last winter thlff legislation was further strengthened by att appropriation of $500,000 for the use of the Attorney Gen eral to meet any extra *x*>enae that might be incurred in proseoutt*S eases under anti trust legislation. - Th6 case of the Northern Securities Com pany Involves the control of railways in one-sixth of the states of the Union and about one-third of the mileage of the coun try. The stocks and bonds of this combina tion amount to more than a thousand mil lion of dollars. John G. Johnson Opens. The hearing began at 12:20 o'clock, and John G. Johnson, representing the Northern Securities Company, made the first argu ment. He announced that the three rail roads and the secruities company would desire to be heard by their counsel, while it was stated in behalf of the government that only the Attorney General would speak. Mr. Johnson, in his opening remarks, ad mitted that there was no doubt that the Northern Securities Company did hold a large majority of the stock of the Great Northern and the Northern Paclflo rail ways. and had power to fio anything that such ownership would give It had been claimed by the government that the possession of the power to restrain commerce was equivalent to the doing of the act. "In no case that has been before you have you condemned the power, but In every case you have condemned the doing of the act," declared Mr. Johnson. He denied that the United States Supreme Court had ever decided that the power to restrain was equivalent to restraining. Purpose to Extend Trade. There was, he said, no conspiracy to restrain competition, but, on the other hand, the purpose was to enlarge and ex tend trade. If there should be agreement to restrain Interstate commerce or trade that would make the act a violation of l&MT* "Our contention," he said, "Is that the purpose of the parties in the acquisition of ownership was not a violation of the Sherman act, not a restraint of trade." The court, he conUnued, would look to what the result of the combination of Interests In the Northern Securities Com pany would be and would not be Influenced by Its declared motives. The Great Northern railway came into ex istence with $125,000,000 of stock and 5,500 miles of road, running through a sparsely settled country. Its wealth was l*.-gely In the forests of Oregon, and Its trade was al most wholly to the east. Mr. Hill and eight or nine of his friends were the originators of that enterprise, and together they held about 27 per cent of Its stock. The Northern Paclflo also extended from the same point in the east to Puget sound, and was about 500 miles from the Great Northern. Its capital was $150,000,000, $75,000,000 preferred and $78,000,000 common stock. Its business was largely of the same nature as that of the Great Northern. There was but a small part of their trade that was competing. Mr. Bunn to Follow. At the conclusion of Mr. Johnson's re marks he will be followed by Chas. W. Bunn, general counsel for the Northern Paclflo railway. Attorney General Knox wm then reply I and the argument will be closed by George B. Young, counsel for the Great Northern. Judge Day will probably not address the court. The Government's Contention. The brief of the government in the case was filed In the court today* The document was prepared by Attorney General Knox and Assistant Attorney General Day, and covers 180 printed pages. After stating that the bat to the case was originally brought by the government to restrain the violation of the anti-trust law by the Securities Company to the consolida tion of the Northern Paclflo and Great Northern railroads, and that the decision of the court below was favorable to the con tention of the United States, the brief en ters Into the following specifications as to the reasons for the action: X. The lines of railway operated by the defendants, the Great Northern Railway Company and the Northers Paclflo Railway Company, are parallel and competing. 8. That the combination la to restraint of Interstate commerce and a monopoly. The concluding paragraph of Judge Thay er's opinion in the circuit eoirt Is quoted, I as summing up the argument bearing upon i the facta of the case, as follows: "At the srasent tine the Seoul lUil Com A CONQUEST. pany is the owner of about 96 per cent of all the stock of the Northern Pacific Com pany and the owner of about 70 per cent of all the stock of the Great Northern Company. The scheme which was thus de vised and consummated led Inevitably to the following results: "First It placed the control of the two roads in the hands of a single person, to wit, the Securities Company, by virtue or Its ownership of a large majority of the stock of both companies. "Second. It destroyed every motive foi competition between two roads engaged in Interstate traffic which were natural com petitors for business by pooling the earn- j lngs of the two roads for the common ben efit of the stockholders of both companies, and, according to the familiar rule that every one is presumed to Intend what Is the necessary consequence of his own acts, when done willfully and deliberately, we must conclude that those who conceived and executed the plan aforesaid intended among other things, to accomplish tho&e objects." The Attorney General's Summary. The Attorney General's own summary of the results Is as follows: ?To sum up the result of the aforemen tioned exchanges of Great Northern and Northern Pacific stock for the stock of the Securities Company, the latter oompany, on December 11. 1801. had acquired and paid for 900,000 shares (in round figures) of Great Northern stock, the total capital stock of the company consisting of 1,250,000 shares, of which 1,230.000 have been Issued, and by January 1. t002. the Securities Company had acquired virtually all of the common stock of the Northern Pacific (the preferred st?ck was retired on that date, the resolution to retire it having been passed In 'he Preced ing November) Its answer to the bill admit ting that it held l.'^H'O Northern Pacific shares out of total of 1,550,000. "The final result of these transactions was that one and the same set of men-Mr. Hill and Mr. Morgan and their associates being the ruling spirits among them?acting to gether under a charter agreement and througli the agency of a corporate organi zation became vested with absolute of control over two parallel andT systems of interstate railway. In place of the two distinct sets of stockholders with rival and competing interests, namely, the stockholders of the Great North^"75t Northern Pacific, there has been subirtltuted (by means of Interchange of stocks describ ed) the one set of stockholders with c?rn~ mon and non-competitive interests^ namely, the stockholders of the Securities Companj. "Thus Identically the same arsons vf ho controlled the Great Northern and Northern Pacific before the securities company came Into possession of a majority of their shares control them now. only now these persons have a common interest?a comrr.unlty or interest'?in the earnings of both roads, while formerly the Interests of the two sets of persons?the two sets of stockholders were, in most respects, divergent and com petitive. It borders onabsurdUytosuy that two railway corporations which, under normal conditions, are naturally competit ors for traffic, will continue to competein any real sense after both become subject^ to the same source of control, ^ 's not In the interest of the stockholders of the se curities company that one of these ut <??1* should prosper at the expense of the oth . They have a common interest in both, the> receive their dividends from a fund created bv pooling the earnings of both. A more effective method for combining competime *nt?rf?ats? for suppressing competition oe twlen rivaland naturally competing busi ness corporations-it would hardly be possi ble to conceive." The"Questions of Law. The nuestlons of law growing out of the statement of facts are presented as fol lows; ? . , "1, Has a combination been accomplished by means of the securities company In violation at section 1 of an act of Congress, approved July 2. 1800, entitled 'An act to protect trade and commerce against unlaw ful restraints and monopolies, hereafter called the anti-trust act? "2. Have the defendants monopolized or attempted to monopolize any part of the Interstate or foreign commerce of the United States In violation of section 2 of the anti-trust act? "8 Was the relief granted by the cir cuit court authorized by law?" . The government maintains thai each or these questions should be answered in the affirmative. _ democrats in caucus. Inability Disclosed to Present a Solid Front on the Panama Question. The democrats of the Senate were In oaucus today to endeavor to settle the question whether they can make caucuses effective. Up to this time the Senate demo crats, in the language of one of them, "have not been able to light, but Just flut ter around," on every party question brought up. Whenever the leaders have tried to get a solid party agreement there have been dis gruntled ones who have threatened not to plar: they'd take their doll rags and go home. This has been very disquieting to the leaders, and today Senator Blackburn presented a resolution to the oaucus pro viding that whenever a caucus agreement la reached by the vote of two-thirds of the democrats It shall be binding upon all democrats. That was considered a revolu tionary proposition by some of the high spirited democrats who are aooustomed to free-lance riding, and it was not possible to get an agreement upon It today. Another caucus will be held tomorrow, which also will consider the attitude of the minority toward the Panama treaty, briefly described at today's meeting. JAPAN LANDS TROOPS. Corean Subjects of the Mikado Are in Trouble. The State Department has received the following cablegram from Minister Allen, dated at Seoul, the 13th: "Japanese forces landed at Mokto yes terday to protect Japanese subjects fr^>m Corean rioters. This has no significarxe, as the trouble Is purely local." Mokto, or Moktfio, is a port on the west ooast of Corea about 200 miles south of Chemulpo. EFFORTS WERE IN VAIN. Attempts to Float the Submarine Tor pedo, Boat Moccasin. Information received here from Curri tuck. N. C., shows that the efforts of the tug Rescue of the Merritt-Chapman Wreck j ing fleet and the naval tug Hercules to I pull the submarine torpedo boat Moccasin off the beach at thflt point, yesterday, were unsuccessful. The small craft is firmly Imbedded In the sand and the two power ful tugs were able to move her only about three feet, not sufficient to float her. The Rescue and the Hercules will remain by the Moccasin and make another effort to get her afloat when the tides are favorable today or tomorrow. CLERICAL CHANGES. Appointments and Promotions in the War Department. Changes have been made as follows In the classified service of the War Department: Appointments under civil service rules, of fice of the adjutant general?Harry J. Fitzgerald of New York, messenger, at $720. Office of the paymaster general?William W. Lemmond of North Carolina, clerk, at $840. Office of the chief of engineers?Ed ward H. Prescott of Iowa, clerk, at $000. Bureau of insular affairs?Hugo G. Goelitz of Illinois, clerk, at $840. Promotions: Office of the Secretary?Will iam D. Searle of New York, from clerk at $1,600 to appointment clerk at $2,000; Frank M. Hoadley of New York, from clerk at $1,400 to clerk at $1,(500; Henry C. Lehmann of New York, from clerk at $1,200 to clerk at $1,400. Record and pension office?Ru dolph Helnrlchs of the District of Columbia, from clerk at $1,400 to clerk at $1,800; John F. Henry of New York, from clerk at $1,200 to clerk at $1,400: Michael A. Gruber of Pennsylvania, from clerk at $1,200 to clerk at $1,400; George Graves of Vermont, from clerk at $1,000 to clerk at $1,200; Miss Susan S. Logan of West Virginia, from clerk at $1,000 to clerk at $1,200. Office of the chief of staff?J. Edwin Young of the District of Columbia, from clerk at $1,000 to clerk at $1,200. Resignations: Office of the paymaster general?John B. Pettis of the District of Columbia, clerk at $000. Office of the chief signal officer?Nicholas J. Barron of Illi nois. clerk at $72<>. Bureau of insular af fairs?Miss Mary E. Bishop of the District of Columbia, clerk at $1,000. CHARTER AMENDMENT. Columbian University May Have Non Sectarian Clause. In the Senate today Mr. Gallinger called up the bill authorizing the Columbian Uni versity to change its name and amend its charter so as to divest the Institution of a sectarian character. Responding to In quiries by Mr. Hale, Mr. Gallinger said that four or five years ago the university secured its present sectarian charter, which It now desires to amend to make It non-sectarian. Mr. McComas asked if the bill was safe guarded so as to forbid the university tak ing a national designation, such as the American University or the University of the United States. Mr. Gallinger replied that he thought the good sense of the of ficials of thei Institution would forbid such a course. In fact, Dr. Needham had as sured him, he said, that no such course .was contemplated. % .Objection to present consideration of the bill was interposed by Mr. Morgan. Mr. Gallinger announced that he would call it up at an early date, and would amend by placing the proper restriction about the changing of the name. YOUTHFUL REVOLUTION. San Domingo's Rapid Change of Tactics Made Plain. State Department advices from San Do mingo indicate that the last revolution in that unfortunate island, now about forty elght hours old, was caused by a breach be tween Gen. Jlminez, who aspired to succeed Wos y Gil as president, and the provisional government, which has been in control of the island since Wos y Gil was deposed. It le surmised that Minister Powell's inflexible attitude toward the provisional government, which he refused to recognise until it had agreed to admit the validity of American claims, lpay have had something to do with this breach. ?M\ J Extent and cliaractcr of dr* culation fix the value of a news-* paper's advertising worth. In quality and quantity The Star's position is unquestioned. AT THE WHITE HOUSE Statehood Boomers From Ari-i zona and New Mexico. PRESENT FROM FRANCE! NT AVAL ATTACHE BEARS MESSAGQi FROM HIS GOVERNMENT. Mississippi Gets in Line for the Presl*] dent?Senor del Viso Pays His Farewell Call. Several statehood boomers were anion#' the President's callers today. With the tariff, bit; appropriations and other Ini? portant legislation before Congress. the statehood people are in hopes that they will have an opportunity to acliie\e suo cess, and from now on will lose no time in getting their ammunition In shape. The statehood lights will not open In earnest until after the holidays Delegate Wilson of Arizona, "Governor Otero of New Mexico* and Solomon Luna, republican national committeeman from New Mexico, were vis itors to White House. Delegate Wilson succeeded Mark Smith, who wants to Ml elected to the United States Senate from Arizona should statehood become a reality. "The people of Arizona," said Mr. \V11? son, "are opposed to joining Arizona and New Mexico Into one state, and we wlU light that as long as we can. It is con trary to the history and policy of the <oun? try from the beginning, and Is not light. Arizona Is entitled to statehood 011 the basis of Its population, wealth and size, and ought to be granted what it is entitled to. From the time Congress made two states of Mississippi and Alabama down to tits time when it did the same thing for tl?a two Dakota* it has been American policy to create two states out of large territory. If possible, instead of putting two teni? tories into one state." Want Independence. Governor Otero and Solomon Luna held, precisely the same views. They stated that New Mexico wants independent statehood and does not want to be tied to Arizona. "New Mexico has every light to statehood, Just as she Is," said Mr. Luna, "and there is no good or fair reason why she should not be admitted that way. Joint statehood is unfair to both territories, and 1 cannot believe Congress will seriousij attempt It." It is declared that the democrats will make a sharjier issue of the statehood ?iuee tlon at this session than ever before, and attempt to hold the republicans up .is platf form pledge-breakers. The democrats will force the issue if they have opportunity. Statehood advocates do not appear to fear; the outcome, although they say that ths Senate will again be the stumbling bloc*. They expect that tho omnibus statehood, bill will again go through tlie House wltlk. ease. Shakers Visit President. Sisters Mary and Josephine of the community at Canterbury, N. H.. one ??' the oldest and most noted In the country, believe that they are the first sisters <tt that community to shake hands with 4 President of the United States. They had that pleasure this morning. The Canted* bury community of Shakers was founded in 1792, the year the White House waB built. Sisters Mary and Josephine are ift Washington on business, and go from her% to Baltimore. Gen. Granville M. Dodge, whose name ha* been mentioned in connection with th^ commission that Is to build the Panama, canal, said today that he is too old for the work. . - ; "Young men will be needed on tha* | body," said he, "and as I am no longef young I do not feel that there Is any goo4 reason to mention my name for the com* mission." . ? . ,.JJ Representative Foss of Illinois called wltrv Volney Foster, assistant treasurer of the: republican national committee. SenatO* Smoot of Utah called with Arthur Pratt, the republican national committeeman or Utah. Mr. Pratt did not reach Washington on Friday in time to attend the opening of' the national committee, and was not pres? 1 ent at the reception at the White House. Senators Mitchell and Fulton of Oregon called to present ex-Judge Charles H. Ca? rey. chairman of the republican city ooia? mittee of Portland, Ore. Gen. Powell Clayton, United States em bassador to Mexico, was with the President < for a few minutes. General Clayton will spend the Christmas holidays In Arkansas ; and return to this post In Mexico about J January 1. Senators Proctor. Cockrell and Foraker. . and Secretaries Hoot and Moody wer? among the morning callers who had talks I with tho President about different ters. _ _ . Gift From Loubet. Lieut. Commander de Faramond. navaX^ attache of the French legaUon, called o* the President today in full uniform and presented him with a specially bound copj* of the French naval annual. The copy wad. presented at the request of President Lotw bet of France, A lio had it leather-bound . and embossed In red and gold. President] Roosevelt accepted the gift with an eM<f presslon of pleasure. Senor Antonio del Viso, secretary of th*j Argentine legation, called on the President today to pay his respects and to say fare* ; w ell before his departure. Senor del \ lag f has been transferred to Belgium, where h? , will become counselor of the Argentine la? 1 gallon at Brussels. The President pre? sented to him an autographed photogiapq^ of himself. _ Mississippi for Roosevelt. The statement here a few days ago b^?j National Committeeman Turley of Missid* ( sippl that the republicans of that state aril ? not inclined to support President Roosevelt i has stirred up other republican leaders of ' the state, and they have made a vigorous denial of what Mr. Turley has said. They have sent out the following: "We deny the published statement of Naj tlonal Committeeman Turley telegraphed south, that the vote of the MlssJ*-<iJV>l dele^ gatlon would be cast against President Roosevelt in the next national conventlort, We assert with full knowledge of the politl? cal situation here that Mr. Roosevelt wll|( receive the solid support of the Mississippi delegation and that there Is practically aO opposition by Republicans in Mississippi td his nomination. They recognize his admins Istratlon as elevated, patrlotlo and worth#' of the nation's praise." This Is signed b? W. D. Frasee, chairman republican st&tA committee; Fred W. Collins, chairman re4 publican state central committee: T. V. Moei Alllster, secretary; L. B. Mosely, secretary^ Presidential Nominations. The President today sent to the Senat^ the following nomlnaUons: Collector of customs?John A. Thornton* for the district of Teche, La. -y-C* Receivers of public moneys?Dan Sel fii Foley, at Eureka, Cal.; Fred Butler, All Leadvillo, CoL, and a large number oM postmasters. ' ' 11r 1 t Supreme Court Recess. The chief justice of the Supreme Court ofl the United States today announced a rec of that court for two weeke from nest Moa day.