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PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY, ?asiaas* 0?m. UU *tmt u4 PiiijjItuIs Atnam. The firming Star Newspaper Company. ?. I. KAUrrHANN, Pnaltat New Tuk Offln: Tribu* Bmilitaf. OlOmft OflM : Trikua . The Rrenlnf Star la aer?ed to aubacrlbeia In the city by carrier*, on their own account, at 10 eeals per week, or 44 ceata per month. Coulee at toa counter 2 centa each By mall?anywhere In tae v. S. or Canada?poatage prepaid?(0 centa per Boats. Saturday Star, 82 papa. ?1 per year; wit* ?r elfn pnatae* add*<1, ft 90. (Entered at the Poat OtDce at Washington, D. e, ?a neconrt-clnaa mail matter.) rr All mall aubacrlptiooa moat be paid la adrUQl Batea of ad?erUaln? mad* known an application RUSSIA AND JAPAN Much Military Activity at Moscow. LOOKING UP REVENUES RUSSIA MAY MAKE SALE OF TEA AND SUGAR A STATE MONOPOLY. Japanese Government Invested With Practically Unlimited Credit for Purpose of Military Defense. MOSCOW. December 29.?Twelve batteries of the four grenadier brigades of Held ar tillery stationed In and around Moscow have been selected for service In the far east and have received new guns, which the Russian artillerists claim are superior to the French field pieces. The early departure of three of these batteries is expected, which will place 108 field Runs, with the latest equipment, at the disposal of the Viceroy Alexleff. It is said here that all the volunteers liv ing at their homea. who, as graduates of high schools, are privileged to serve only a year with the colors, have been ordered Into barracks. No extensive movements of troops east ward have been reported here up to the present. Government Grants Unlimited Credit. TOKIO. December 29.?An emergency or dinance promulgated last night Invests the government with practically unlimited cred it for the purpose of military defense. Three other ordinances were Issued relat ing. first, to the Seoul-Fusan railway, which Is brought closer under official control; sec ond. to the revision of the organization of the imperial military headquarter* In war time; third, to the creation of a war council In war time. These ordinances. It Is consid ered, completely provide for-all emergencies. Russia Looking Up Its Revenues. MOSCOW. December 29.?The government Is considering making the sale of tea and ?ug.tr a atate monopoly, as proposed by M. Wltte while finance minister. There Is much opposition to the proposal on the part of the tea trade and the grocers, but the growln* neetls of the treasury and the ex haustion of other resources, as pointed out In M. Wltte's last budget, are believed In well-informed circles to make the adoption of the proposition probable. The present brandy monopoly yields up ward of JIWO.OU) yearly, about one-fourt'h of the revenues of the empire, and the manopoly of tea and sugar Is expected to be even more profitable, as the expenses of its operation will be small. Russia and Japan Still Bidding. I.OSDON, December 29.?It was said at the Japanese legation here tonight that no sale had yet been effected of the Argentine war ships Moreno and Rivadavla, now building at Genoa. Italy, for the purchase of w~hich Japan is negotiating. Russia has made tt counter bid and the negotiations are continuing. SHAW IN BOSTON. Secretary Hears Complaints of Mer chants on Revocation of Privileges. BOSTON, December 29 ?Secretary of the Treasury Shaw today heard the complaints of Boston merchants on the subject of the recent Treasury Department order revoking the luug-tlme privilege of obtaining im ported goods shortly after they have ar rived at this port. This privilege was made possible by the use of the "release bond." As a result of representations made to him In Washington with reference to the revocation of this privilege Secretary Shaw decided to come to Boston to hear in per son the arguments for and against the new order. More than a hundred importers were present at the custom house when Sec retary Shaw opened the hearing today. Charles S. Hamlin, assistant Eecretary of the treasury under President Cleveland, representing the chamber of commerce, offered the protest of that body. He termed the revoking order an unjust discrimina tion, since none of the other large ports of the Country had been thus restricted. Un der the release bond, he said importers gave surety to double the value of the goods and no possible loss to the government could ensue. Tho abrogation of the privilege, he said, would occasion a loss of from seven to ten days' time and inconvenience and money loss which c< uld not be estimated. WILL ADVANCE FREIGHT RATES. East-Bound Shippers Must Pay an Ad vance After January 1. SAX FRANCISCO, December 29?The Southern Pacific and Its connections, also the Santa Fe, are to advance east-bound freight rates on January 1 next. The rate on green apples of ?1 per 100 pounds ts to be advanced. The $1.25 rate to Chicago and J 1.50 to New York on other kinds of deciduous frujts are not to be disturbed. The hay rate of 75 cents per 100 pounds to Chicago and $1 to New York are to be In creased, also the machinery rate of $1.25, the $1 rate on cattle horns, $l.:tO rate on nuts :ind the 75 cent rate on dried and pickled fish. There Is also to be an advance In the rates on greeti and tanned hides, honey, sea Shells, whalebone, wool In grease and scoun d wool. It is still undecided whether there will be an increase in the rates on quicksilver, canned and dried fruits, lum ber wine and hops. UNION DECLARES OPEN WAR. Organized Labor in Utah Urged to Work to Unseat Senator Smoot. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, December 29.? In reply to the utterances of Angus M. Cannon, a prominent official of the Mor mon Church, who, In the course of an ad dress In the tabernacle Sunday, said the Utah Fuel Company wanted to hire several hundred men to take the place of striking miners In the coal mines of Carbon county, &nd advised young Mormons who had pre vious experience in mining to accept these places, Con Kellllier, national organizer of tho United Mine Workers of America, has is-sued an address to organized labor in Utahaln which he characterizes the Mor mon r'y.urch as an enemy to organized la bor, and says: "Union men must be aroused to the true situation and defend themselves, and ap peal to national labor organizations throughout America to assist in unseating Senator Reed Smoot, who Is a member of the controlling board of this church, and who would be a dangerous foe to labor In Congress." Kelliher also has sent a telegram to John Mitchcll, president of the United Mine Workers, in which he states that the Mor mon Church . has openly declared war on organized labor In Utah, and suggests that In self-defense united labor should do all in Its power to prevent the seating of Sen ator Smoot, "as a rebuke for Its interfer ence In thla Industrial dispute." No. 15,864. WASHINGTON, D. 0., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1903?SIXTEEN PAGES. THE REPLY TO REYESi Meeting of the Cabinet Called to Consider It. WHAT COLOMBIA ASKS IT IS BELIEVED THAT PROPOSALS WILL BE REJECTED. Diplomatic and Consular Relations Between the Two Countries, It is Conceded, Will Be Severed. The special meeting of the cabinet to be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock, It is understood, was called mainly for the pur pose of considering the government's reply to the note recently submitted to Secretary Hay by Gen. Reyes in behalf of the gov ernment of Colombia. Minister Reyes' note has been carefully guarded by all those officially cognizant of its contents, but that has not served to prevent general ?peculation among various persons as to the probable character of the communica tion. The note was prepared by Gen. Reyes with the assistance of Dr. Herran, secre tary of the Colombian legation, and Judge Wayne MacVeagh, formerly United States Attorney General. It Is said to be a long and able statement of the case from the standpoint of Colombia and to be phrased in a way to win sympathy from every body opposed to the policy adopted by the administration. It will be transmitted to the Senate, when the reply Is made, together with other re cent correspondence In connection with the Panamaaffair. The protracted lllnest of Secretary Hay has delayed the preparation of the reply, but the President and the Sec retary have recently conferred at length on the subjeot,' and are In full accord as to the position to be taken with regard to the Colombian representations. Guesses at Reyes' Note. Accorrding to one authority the Reyes' note asks, in the Interests of right and jus tice, that the United States permit the res toration of the status quo ante, by keeping hands oft while Colombia puts down the re bellion In Panama and takes that state back Into the Colombian union. In the event of the rejection of this proposition it is understood that the United States Is asked to compensate Colombia for the loss of the valuable territory of Panama, the amount of damages to be determined by The Hague tribunal. None of the officials informed on the subject will either admit or deny the cor rectness ot these speculations as to the specific demands of Colombia for a settle ment of the points at issue, but they have been iterated and reiterated so often and in so many different gulseu that there is a growing impression there is a solid basis for the report. Rejection of Proposals Expected. It is generally conceded in diplomatic circles that the complete rejection by the United States of the Colombian proposals for a settlement of the controversy will un doubtedly result In the withdrawal of the diplomatic and consular representatives of both countries and the severance of diplo matic and commercial relations between the two countries. The fact that U. 8. Minister Beaupre is returning home "on leave of absence," and that Gen. Reyes and Dr. Herran, the Colombian secretary, are preparing to return to Bogota, the lat ter "on leave of absence," is accepted by some diplomats to mean that the officials named are satisfied that a harmonious and satisfactory solution of the difficulty is ex tremely Improbable, If not impossible. Although there Is no likelihood that the United States will seriously consider the pioposition to restore the status quo ante, It is a fair Inference that it will willingly consider some plan by which the seceded state of Panama shall meet Its proper share of the bonded indebtedness of Colom bia, especially as the diplomatic representa tive of Panama has already expressed him self as favorable to such a course. SAILED FOR THE ISTHMUS. The Cruiser New York Left Yesterday for Panama. In pursuance of the policy of Increasing the naval strength on the Isthmus of Pana ma, the cruiser New York left San Fran cisco yesterday for Panama, and the gun beat Petrel left Acapulco yesterday with the same destination. The New York Is the flagship of the Pacific squadron, and on her arrival at Panama, Rear Admiral Glass, commanding, will transfer his flag to her from the cruiser Marblehead, which has served as flagship for several months past. The supply ship Culgoa left Port of Spain yesterday with supplies for the fleet an chored near Colon. A cablegram received at the Navy De partment today confirms the press dis patches reporting his arrival at Colon with Minister Beaupre and wife aboard the Olympla, and stating that during his stay at Cartagena he was accorded a pleasant reception by the Colombian officials. ELECTIONS IN PANAMA. It is Believed That the Course of the Junta Was Heartily Indorsed. The State Department is In receipt of a cablegram from Mr. Buchanan, special en voy of the United States to the republlo of Panama, conveying the Information that the recent elections passed off peaceably and In an orderly manner. The dispatch contained no advices concerning the results of tho voting, but the Inference is that In the choice of candidates the action of the Panama Junta In negotiating the Hay Bunau-Varllla canal treaty met with a hearty indorsement at the polls. CALLS FOR A WARSHIP. Minister Powell in San Domingo Ap peals to the State Department. With three revolutions raging on the isl and, the forces of Jiminez within four hours of San Domingo city, and excitement pre vailing, Minister Powell thinks the situation demands the presence of an additional war ship, and In a cablegram dated yesterday appeals to the State Department for aid. In anticipation of the crisis which appears to have arrived the State Department had already taken steps to send another war ship to San Domingo, and at Its request Secretary Moody yesterday cabled Rear Ad miral I?amberton, commanding the South Atlantic squadron, now at Trinidad, to dis patch one of his vessels to Han Domingo at full speed to assist the gunboat Newport in protecting American and other Interests. 1,1 1 / To Report to Quartermaster General. MaJ. Robert R. Stevens, quartermaster, has been ordered to report to the quarter master general of the army for temporary duty In his office SLOW DEATH III CHAIR Heart Action After Nearly 7,000 Volts. SHOCKING SPECTACLE DOCTOR IN ATTENDANCE FALLS IN A SWOON. State Electrician Ascribes Throat Gur gling to Air Escaping From Lungs? Victim Caused Much Suspense. AUBURN, N. Y., December 29.?Frank White, negro, was put to death In the elec tric chair at the state's prison .here today for the murder of George Clare, a farmer of bcriba, Oswego county, by shooting Six contacts each of 1,740 volts, seven and one half amperes, were applied before White was pronounced dead. After the fourth contact a strange gur gling In his throat made the physicians step back and horrified the spectators. The contact was quickly repeated, but still the stethoscopes recorded cardiac ac tion, and two more contacts were given. During the second contact the head elec trode flashed brilliantly, and there was an odor of burning hair. The executioner said It was the sponge beneai.i the electrode. He adjusted It more tightly before the next shock. Among those who made a test with the stethoscope was Dr. U. B. Stein of Buffalo, and he reported that the heart had not ceased to beat. When he resumed his seat In the front row and the fifth contact had been turned on he suddenly pitched forward and fell to the floor in a swoon. He was picked up by three keepers and carried from the death chamber, but soon revived. Was Practically Dead. State Electrician Davis, in charge of the execution, explained the gurgling in White's throat by saying that he held his breath for a few moments before the first contact, find it was simply the air escaping from his lungs. He declared that White was prac tically dead after the first contact. White, who was about twenty-five years of age, was employed by Clare on the lit ter's farm. On September 15, 1901, White enticed the farmer into a cornfield on the pretext that the cows were In the corn, and while Clare's back was turned the nogro deliberately fired several bullets into his body until he fell to the ground dead. Rob bery was the motive for the crime. Had Caused Lots of Trouble. White kept his watchers In great suspense during his last days in the corridor for the condemned by liis violent attempts to sham insanity. He ran amuck in the narrow con fines of his cell on the day before Christ mas, smashing everything breakable, aud was only subdued after the prison hose had been turned on him for a quarter of an hour. White cared nothing for religion, and neither friend nor relative has Inquired for him during his two years' confinement. ANOTHER FATAL TRAIN WRECK. Head-On Collision on Pennsylvania Road Near Fort Wayne. FORT WAYNE, Ind., December 29.?One man was killed, two seriously injured and seven others more or less hurt In a head-on collision between Pennsylvania Limited train No. 5, west-bound, and an east-bound freight train at Larwill, thirty miles west of here, at 6 o'clock this morning. The dead: James Raifsnyder of Crestline, Ohio, bag gageman. The injured: Oliver Hebert, enigneer of the limited, seriously: Elmer Stafford, fireman of the limited, seriously; H. C. Suttler, Norfolk, Neb., passenger; James Robison, colored porter; I. G. Betts, Chicago; William Hamil ton, train barber; C. J. Fieldstock, colored porter; A. L. Hill, Jersey City, colored por ter; John Hebert, son of Engineer Hebert, who was riding in the cab with his father. The engine crew of the freight train es caped by jumping. The fact that Engineer Hebert was under orders to proceed with his train under control, owing to a bad stretch of track near Larwill, alone doubt less prevented serious loss of life, for the limited was late and otherwise would have been proceeding at terrific speed. The wreck was due to a mistake by En gineer Crowell of the freight train In read ing orders. He had been given orders to meet the limited at Larwill at 6:30, but mis read his orders as 6:30 and was taking his time to make the meeting point. The tracks are blockaded and It will be several hours before the way Is clear. A special train with a staff of surgeons was sent from here to the scene of the wreck. The Injured were brought here on the re lief train. THE SEABOARD AIR LINE. No Changes in Official Staff of That System Contemplated. NEW YORK, December 29.?John Skelton Williams, president of the Seaboard Air Line railway, was asked today regarding the reported impending changes In the official staff of that system, and said: "No resignations have been ofTered or will be. The annual meeting for the election of officers of the Seaboard Line railway will be held by the board of directors within the next thirty days. No changes are expected to take place before that meeting. The members of the board are working together In entire harmony, and if any changes should be made they will be such as will meet the views of the whole board and will be satisfactory to all concerned. "The reports that there have been any hitches In the negotiations recently con summated with the Ryan-Coolldge Interests are unfounded, and matters are moving along smoothly and satisfactorily." HOLD DP WATCHMAN. Marched to Ppst Office and Forced to Witness Robbery. RICHMOND, Va., December 29.?J. L. Garrett, the town watchman of West Point, was held up last night by three men armed with revolvers. They bound and gagged him, marched him to the post office, broke In the dpor,' blew open the safe and robbed it of considerable money and a package containing $2,100 In bonds. Garrett was compelled to take a seat and witness the whole performance. The robbers escaped. RAINS SPOTTING COTTON. Industrial Items of Interest From Porto Rico. SAN JUAN, Porto' Rico, December 29.? Official reports from various parts of the Islands show that the cotton Is spotting, due to the continued- rains, and indicating a possible setback for the new enterprise. The coffee picking Is finished. The crop is better and larger than that of 1002. The sugar yield is not generally satisfac tory. AT THE 111 HOUSE Comment on Mr. Heath's Louisville Interview. MISTAKEN IN DATE fTR- McKINLEY WAS HOT IN WASHINGTON AT TIKE STATED. Important Cabinet Meeting to Be Held This Afternoon?Questions to Be Considered. Rather widespread publicity has been given to an interview with Perry Heath a few days ago, in which Mr. Heath declares that President McKinley told him "it was his firm conviction that he would live to see Hanna President, aud that he wjuld receive the nomination from his party." The interview with Mr. Heath was printed In the Louisville Courier-Journal. Mr. Heath had visited Louisville during Christ mas week. The Interview attracted so much attention that the CflUrtcr-Journal has come out vouching lor the entire ac curacy of the report of Ifr. Heath's utter ances. Mr. Heath is quoted aa saying: "I saw President McKinley only a few days before he was shot In Buffalo. He was In the White House in Washington, and I had a long talk with him pertaining to the next presidential election. Dbring the conver sation Mr. McKinley, in speak'r.g of I he man who would succeed him, said: 'I ex pect to see my friend and associate, Mar cus Hanna. the next President ->f the United States. I believe he *111 be nomi nated and elected.' " Mr. Heath then goes on to say: ' Mr. McKinley went to Canton the following day, and the next day thereaftir was shot while at Buffalo." Mistake as to Time. Mr. Heath thus locates this conversation in the White House in Washington two days before the shooting ot President Mc Kinley at Buffalo, inasmuch; aa the Presi dent "went to Canton the iolk?wing day and the next day thereafter wa* shot while at Buffalo." But Mr. Heath is mistaken as to the time when this conversation at the Wtolte House took place. For it is a matter of general knowledge that President McKinley was not in Washington a few dajw before he was shot, or even a few weeks before that tragedy. He left Washington with Mrs. McKinley for Canton July 0 and never re turned to this city. He want direct to Can ton from Washington an# remained there all summer. He was shot in Bmffalo, Sep tember 8, Just two month# from the day he had gone from his offices tn the White House. It is well known amang White House officials, and to Secretary Cortelyou, who was then secretary to Ptatfdant McKin ley, that Mr. McKinley did nat ?t any time return to Wash.ngton before the Buffalo tragedy. All the official business of the government was transacted at" Canton dur ing the summer. , The tragedy at Buffalo waa, as A Matter of history, probably rendered possible by the illness of Mrs. McKinley during the summer. April 30, 1901, President MeKln ley left Washington on bis famous visit to the Pacific coart. The trip ?as scheduled to last between six and seven weeks, and was to have wound up at Buffalo about the 13th of June, the President having accepted an invitation to make a speech oil that date, which was fixed as "Preaident'B day.' When the President had got as far aa El PaBO, Tex., on his Journey Mrs. McKin ley was attacked with a serious Illness. Her trouble became more aggravated in three or four days, and when the train reached Del Monte, Cal., the President con cluded that he had better take his wife di rectly to San Francisco, where she could receive proper medical attention and rest. At the home of Henry T. gcott, of San Francisco Mrs. McKinley became so seri ously ill that Dr. Rixey, President Mc Kinley and all those at her bedside thought she was dying. She rallied, and as soon as her condition would permit she was brought immediately to Washington, reaching here May 80. The abandonment by President McKinley of the remainder of his long trip was due to Mrs. McKinley's illness. If her health had remained normal the President would havo been in Buffalo June 13, and probaibly have escaped the bullet of an as sassin. Mrs. McKinley grew better after getting to Washington, but a bone felon unexpect edly developed on one hand and a form of blood poisoning ensued. Mrs. McKinley wae desperately 111 about the .middle of June, but by the 6th of July had grown fairly strong. It was then that her hus band took her to Canton. An Important Cabinet Heating. What will probably be an Important meet ing of the cabinet will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon. It was announced yesterday that the President would adhere to his policy of holding no cabinet meetings dur ing the Christmas holidays, but this deter mination was suddenly changed, and a meeting called for today. It is generally believed that the meeting Is for the purpose of considering two Important things. The first will be the answer which Secretary Hay will send to" General Reyes' communi cation relative to Colombia. This communi cation Is expected to result In the breaklni of diplomatic relations between the Unlte< States and Colombia, and the departure from the United States of General Reyes and Dr. Herran, the Colombian minister to this country. There will be no haste about dispatching the answer, but the cabinet will consider the contents of the message before it Is delivered. Several days or even a week may elapse before the answer Is sent. The other will be the messages the Presi dent and State Departmnt are receiving ap pealing to this government to Interfere In behalf of the Kishlneff Jews,whose lives are threatened with massacre January 7. A telegram has reach?! the President from the officials of the Harmony Club of Se attle, urging him to intercede In favor of the Kishlneff Jews. Just what disposition the President and his advisers may be able to make of these petitions la not now known. Blmon Wolf, after ^conierlflng with the NEW YEAR RECEPTIONS. List of Those Receiving to Be Pub lished Thursday. The Star will publish Thursday lists of those receiving "and not re ceiving New Year day. 'Persons de siring tb annou*ce that they will or will not receive Friday may do so without charge by sending notices to The Star any time prior to 9 o'clock Thursday morningi The no tices should contain on|s the an nouncement that there Sli. or will not' be a reception and %lte names and addresses. 3 Every notice 'must be properly authenticated to insure publication. State Department on this subject this morn ing caHed at the White House, but did not nee the President. He will confer with the chief executive this afternoon or tomorrow. Mr. Sent Makes a Call. Louis A. Dent, register of wills, had an audience with the President this morning. It is understood that Mr. Dent called to say that he has not Instigated the opposi tion that is being registered by business men and others in the District to the change in the office of the register of wills that will take place April 1. Mr. Dent said that he Is not responsible for the expres sions of opinion of his friends. ? Mr. Dent has been offered the position or United 8tates consul at Dawson, Canada, but he has not yet decided whether he will acoept the position. It is believed that he will do so, and that he will be given pro motions In the consular service by the President. It has been stated that Mr. Dent will take up the practice of law when he retires from the office of register or wills and Corporal Tanner succeeds him. A NOTABLE GATHERING Conference t? Promote Arbitration Treaty With Ureat Britain. The Indications are that the arbitration conferenoe to be held in Washington Jan uary 12 next trill embrace a notable gath ering of promlhent citisens from all parts of the country. Among those who have Uready signified their intention to be pres ent are a number of governors of states and mayors of cities, presidents of universities, former ambassadors and ministers to for slgn courts, representatives of commercial bodies and labor organisations and many private citizens. The commercial bodies have perhaps taken the most lively Inter est, as delegates have already been desig nated by the chambers of commerce and (wards of trade of Baltimore, New York, Boston. San Francisco and other cities, and other delegates will be appointed at the lanuary meetings. The special object of the conference will be to urge upon the Senate the adoption of a treaty of arbitration between the United 9tates and Great Britain. LIEUT. MILLER RETURNS. [t is Said That He Has Filed an Expla nation of His Recent Absence. Private advices received here from Cleve land say that Second Lieut. Floyd C. Miller of the 1st Infantry has returned to his post of duty as a member of the guard of honor at the tomb of President McKinley In Westlawn cemetery, near Canton, Ohio. This officer, it is reported, has been absent from his station without permission since the 2d instant, on which date he mysteri ously disappeared and made no report of his movements up to the time of his re turn yesterday. It is said that he has filed b, statement in explanation of liis conduct with his Immediate superior, First Lieut Oeorge W. Brandle. 1st Infantry, who has forwarded it to the War Department. Ac cording to his brother officers at the de partment, Lieutenant Miller stands an ex cellent chance of being disciplined through oourt-martlal proceedings for his alleged violation of the regulations. TERMS OF SETTLEMENT. Nature of the Agreement Regarding the Ownership of Acre. United States Minister Sorsby has cabled the State Department from La Pas, the capital of Bolivia, the following confirma tion of the preceding press reports of the nature of the settlement reached by Brazil and Bolivia relative to the long-standing dispute over the Acre territory, in which iome large American Interests were con cerned: _ . "Bolivian congress Thursday ratified the treaty with Brazil. The treaty provides that Brazil is to pay an Indemnity of ?1,000,000 in March, 1903. Brazil concedes a. small strip of territory north of Marco Brazilero, embracing Bahla Nogra and port opposite Colmbra, on Paraguay river Brazil assumes all responsibility respect Ing the Peruvian contentions. Acre terri tory Is conceded to Brazil by Bolivia. Build railway for common use of respective x>un tries from San Antonia, on Madeira river, to Cuajar Amoren, on Mamore river within four years after ratification. Con cede free navigation of the Amazonlz and Bolivian effluents. Individual Acre claims ire to be submitted to a mixed commls sion. with umpire chosen from diplomatic representatives to Brazil." MURDER OF A MISSIONARY. Detailed Account Just Received of a Maaaacre Committed in 1901. Minister Lyon has reported to the StaAe Department from Monrovia, Liberia, under date of November 4, the details of the mas sacre in the depths of the African forests of a white missionary named John O. Tate, with all of his following, eighteen In num ber. It appears that this massacre took place as far back as March 16, 1001, yet this, the first detailed account, has Just ccme to hand through an affidavit by Mrs. Mary L. Allen, a white missionary, at Nouaa Kroo. Liberia. She had the story from some of the native Doo tribesmen who knew of the killing. Tate had a large mission and farm, and besides he maintained a considerable school in the jungle. -Altogether nineteen persons were in the mission when it was surround ed in the nigjit by the Doos. The first, man who answered the knock was shot. The Interpreter appearing was shot to pieces, and as Tate appeared and tried to protect the body of the Interpreter he. too. was shot and cut to pieces. The Doos then killed all the remaining inmates of the house, cut off their hands, and placing the bloody members in a coffin, sent them back to their people as trophies. In explanation of their action the Doos said: "We have ho fight with the white men. But if we do not kill him now he will bring his country to make war upon us." Minister Lyon on the strength of thi3 affidavit has communicated with the Siber ian secretary of state with a view to secur ing fuller Information and pernrps the punishment of the perpetrators of the in.io sacre. ApimtAT, SUMNER TO RETIRE. A Large Number of Naval Promotions in Consequence. Rear Admiral George W. Sumner, recently detached from command of the South At lantic squadron and now on leave of ab sence at Patchogue, Long Island, will be re tired by operation of law on account of age Thursday next. He is a Kentucklan, and entered the navy in September. 1868. He served throughout the war of the rebellion and by regular promotion reached the grade of rear admiral with the relative rank of major general in March, 18$>!). He has had about twenty years' sea service, and held command of the South Atlantic station from February, 1902, until a few months ago. His retirement and the retirements of Captain -Charles T. Forse and Commander Charles A. Adams will result in the promo tion of the following-named officers: Cap tain Charles O'Neil, chief of the bureau of ordnance, to be rear admiral; Commanders John A. Rodgers, A. V. Wadhams and John D. Adams to be captains; Lieutenant Com manders I. S. K. Reeves, York Noel, A. C. Hodgson and William G. Cutler to be com manders; Lieutenants W. P. Winchell, Charles P. Eaton, John M. Elliott and Charles W. Dyson to be lieutenant com manders; Lieutenants (junior grade) J. W. Graeme, Albert H. McCarthy, Henry N. Jenson and William D. Leahy to be full lieutenants. In addition to the above promotions the following-named officers will be promoted January 1 to fill the vacancies authorized in the grade of lieutenants by the act of March 3, letfl: Lieutenants Harry George, Fred L. Chapin, Wm. C. Herbert, A. S. Halstead, James E. Palmer, Harry A. Field, Chester M. Knepper to be lieutenant commanders; Lieutenants (junior grade) Andrew T. Gra ham, A. St.C. Smith, Oscar B. Duncan, Wm. McDowell. Austin Kautz, Chas. T. Owens, Hilary Williams, Robert W. Henderson, William C. Asserson, Charles S. Kemp, Ir win F. Landis, John Halllgan, Jr., Wm. C. Watts, George L. Smith. Wilbur G. Brlggs, F. L. Sheffield. Henry C. Dinger, Lyman A. Cottonr and Edward Woods to be lieuten ants. NOT ENTITLED TO PAY. The Controller of the Treasury Decides a Second Miller Cass. The controller of the treasury has trans mitted to the Secretary of War a decision on a question raised by W. H. Miller, chief clerk of the medical supply department of the army, who is stationed at San Fran cisco. Oddly enough Mr. Miller has raised the same question that was brought up by W. A. Miller, assistant foreman in the bindery of the?government printing office, who claimed pay for the period of his sus pension and dismissal. The controller ruled he was not entitled to the pay. Chief Clerk Miller asked for pay during a period which he was suspended. The controller cites the case of W. A. Miller, and holds he cannot be allowed his salary for the time of Ills suspension. Arrival of the Destroyers at San Juan. The Navy Department is informed of the arrival at San Juan yesterday of the cruiser Buffalo and the torpedo boat destroyers Decatur, Chauncey, Dale, Bainbridge and Barry, on their way to the Asiatic sta tion. No details are given of the trip from Key West, but It Is understood tliat the stanch little vessels passed through a storm and again demonstrated their perfect seaworthiness and coal-carrying capacity for the longest runs across the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Personal Mention. Messrs. Samuel end Richard Herrick left today for Columbus to attend the inaugura ratlon of their cousin, Col. Myron T. Her rick, as governor of Ohio. Mr Vernon Torney and Mr. Campbell of the coast and geodetic survey have gone for several days on a gunning expedition through the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Troops Reach Fort Logan H. Roots. The War Department has been advised, through Major General Sumner, command ing the department of the Missouri, of the arrival at Fort Logan H. Roots, Ark., of Companies S3 and F, 30th Infantry, six offi cers and 107 men. " 'A store window is good advertising, so is a good sign over the door, but the best of all is the display that goes before a whole city every day?the new? papcr advertisement. THE COlSPOKDEHCE That With Colombia as to Canal Treaty. DOCUMENT IS PRINTED UNITED STATES' ACTION IS THOR OUGHLY VINDICATED. Well Understood Last July That Pana* ma Would Revolt if Treaty Was Defeated. The public printer today sent to the Cap itol document -ooms the printed copies of the Colombian correspondence which was submitted to the House the day Congress adjourned for the holiday recess and which received only scant notice at the time. The correspondence forms a document of one hundred printed pages and comprises com munications from Minister Beaupre from March 18, 19tO, down to recent events, and covers the period of consideration and re jection by the Colombian congress of the Hay-Herran treaty. The correspondence will make Interesting; reading for the statesmen and politicians who are Insinuating that thds government acted in bad faith In recent affairs in Co lombia and Panama. It discloses the whole story of the attempt of the Colombians to hold up the United States, the New Pan ama Canal Company, and even to use cho treaty to play politics in their own narrow. Mule community. The correspondence further shows that as long ago as August It was well under stood in Bogota and Panama that a revo lution would occur in Panama if the treaty was defeated, and that this news was com municated to Washington. The Informa tion thus afforded through official channels gave the United States government intima tion enabling it to be prepared to protect American Interests and fulfill treaty stipu lations when the crisis arrived. Indeed, as early as July o Minister Beaupre-at Bogota cabled that newly arrived members of con gress from Panama threatened revolt of Panama if thetreaty was not ratified. First "Hold-Up" Demand. The first "hold-up" demand wa? made July !?. Beaupre cabled as follows: "Confidential. ( ) has requested me to say to you he does not think the treaty can be ratified without two amendments: To article 1, stipulating payment ten millions by the canal company for the right *o trans fer; to article 2,"?, increasing payment to fifteen millions, and says that the treaty can be ratified at once with these amend ments. He asks your views confidentially. ' To this Secretary Hay replied: "Neither of the proposed amendment* mentioned in your telegram (a) received to day would stand a/iy sjiance of acceptance by the Senate of the United States, while any amendment whatever or unnecessary delay In the ratification of the treaty would greatly imperil its consummation." By August 6 the Bogotans had conceived nine amendments to the,treaty, comprising manifestly impossible conditions for the United States to accept. Rejection by Colombian Senate. August 12 the following cablegram was sent by Beaupre to Hay: "August 12, 7 p.m. The treaty was re jected by the senate today in its entirety. Confidential. Do not accept this as final. There is still some hope. Wait for further advices." Later the same day he sent the following: "August 12, 0 p.m. Referring to my tele gram of August 12, 7 p.m., I do not believe that rejection of treaty Is final, for the fol lowing reasons: Yesterday's debate and vote was undoubtedly previously arranged. This I believe both from the tone of the debate and from information which I had already received through persons of high influence. Debate lasted five hours. All communica tions between myself and ihe Colombian government read. The fact that the gov ernment of the United States cannot accept modifications or delay was made clear to the senate. The most important speech made was that of General Ospina. It was to the efTect that while desiring canal he could not give his vote for the ratification of the treaty because the terms were con trary to the provisions of the constitution. He implied that to bring negotiations to a conclusion the constitution should be modi fied, so as to allow negotiations to be brought to a successful conclusion without prejudice to the honor of the country. He stated also that to effect this no delav was necessary, as two debates will be sufficient for the purpose; he intimated that the con gress should be immediately dismissed by a decree for the purpose of modifying the con stitution. Upon that a new law will be passed authorizing the executive, without further recourse to congress, to conclude a canal treaty with the United States. Should this prove true tfie text of the present treaty could be accepted without hesitation. By this means congress will be able to con clude negotiations without individual sena tors publicly speaking In favor of it." Panama Representatives' Position. August 15 Beaupre notified Washington as fellows: "Ever, the Panama representatives have lately become so thoroughly imbued with the idea of an Independent republic that they have been more or less indifferent to the fate of the treaty." In the same dispatch Beaupre said: "As a matter of fact the treaty, as sucli. has had no active friends or supporters, and if It is ratified at all it will be because of the strong attitude taken by the United States and the earnest repetition of the statement that the friendly understanding between tlje two countries depended upon Another Warning of Revolution. Another warning of the coming revolu tion was conveyed In Bcaupre's dispatch of August 31, as follows: "August 31. 1903. 2 p.m.?I had an inter view with Senator Ospina today. He in formed me that he is willing to remain so long as there is libpe for the treity, but he Is convinced that there Is none, and will leave, therefore, on the (ith proximo. Con firms Gen. Reyes' statement concerning presidential candidate, and says that the next senate was made certa'n for the treaty; that he bears instructions to Govs, Signares and Barrio* concerning the elec tions which will be held next December; that in accepting governorship of Panama ho told the president that in case that the department found it necessary to revolt to secure canal, he would stjni by Pan ama; but. he added, if the government of the United States will wait for the next session of Congress canal can be secured without a revolution. Senator Campo, from the Cauca, is about to leave, thinking the treaty gone. "Confidential. My opinion Is that nothing satisfactory can be expected from this con gress. Caro's party his been joined by Velez and Soto and their followers, con stituting a decisive majority agiinst tho treaty. Gen. Reyes seems to still entertain hopes." More "Hold-Up" News. Here is more "hold-up" news In Beau prle's communication to Hay, dated Septem ber S: "The impressions which I set forth In my No. 6 of April 16, 1003, that there would be an attempt to secure greater concessions from the United States before a ?*?*(