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Views as to Whereabouts of
Rojestvensky's Fleet.
'aris, Berlin and London Officials In
tensely Interested in Progress
of Czar's Squadron.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 14-4:23 p.m
.'he idmiralty has not received any dis
patches recently from Vice Admiral Rojest
The officials say that all talk of thi
emergence of any of the interned Russian
war vessels to join Rojestvensky's squad
ron is pure nonsense.
Much satisfaction and admiration are ex-.
pressed in naval circles at the bold, direct
manner in which Rojestvensky is carrying
out the objects of his voyage.
The attitude of indifference in certain
quarters of society as to the outcome of
the naval battle is arousing criticism, and
Prince Ouktomsky, in his new paper,
the Dawn, today takes society to task for
its unpatriotic, careless attitude.
The admiralty advices from Saigon do not
mention any wounded men being on board
the Russian hospital ship Orel, which ar
rived there yesterday. She probably has
sick sailors on board.
It is understood that the Orel will leave
Saigon at once and rejoin Admiral Rojest
vensky's squadron, which it is said may be
standing off somewhere up the coast await
ing the hospital ship.
Paris Names Tizar Banks.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
NEW YORK. April 14.-A cablegram
from Paris says: The Echo de Paris de
clares that Admiral Rojestvensky's fleet is
ir the neighborhood of the Tizar banks,
8th miles youthwest of Formosa.
Berlin's Opinion of Squadron's Location
BERLIN. April 14.-Admiral Rojestven
sky's squadron is believed by the intelli
gence division of the German navy depart
ment to be lying off the Cuyos islands,
eigh.ty miles south of Mindoro, Philippifle
islands, recoaling and preparing for the
last stage of its long voyage. Although
these islands belong to the United States,
they have fine anchorages outside the three
mile limit, with hard botfom at twenty 'to
twenty-five fathoms.
The German havy department received In
a telegram today from one of the East
Indian ports, an indication that the Rus
sians, when off the southern end of Cochin
China, April 11. changed their course and
headed on a course which would bring
them to the Cuyos Islands in the northern
part of the Sulu sea, 800 miles distant. in
four days, at the rate of eight knots an
The Cuyos Islands lie tactically in such
a position that the approaches can easily be
watched by the Russian scoCjs. Three
cruisers, it was added, had bten detached
presumably for a diversion on the coasts of
Japan, probably in the hope of calling off
.Admiral Togo in pursuit.
British Officer's Opinion.
LONDON, April 14.-A British naval offi
cer who knows the China sea well says that
Makung h.arbor, in the Pescadores islands
between Formosa and the Chinese main
land. which the Japanese have chosen as
one of their naval bases for operations
against the Russian squadron commanded
by Adpiiral Rojestvensky, is an ideal base
for torpedo operations.
The harbor is located in the southwest
part of the largest of the Pescadores and
has a safe anchorage, which runs back
three miles, so that it is quite sheltered
even from typhoons. He thinks that the
fact that the Japanese have now revealed
his position indicates that they are satisfied
that there is no longer any possibility of
Rojestvensky hearing of it before he arrives
in the Straits of Formosa. the southern en
trance of which he must now be nearing.
Russian Hospital Ship Said to Have
Beached Port.
MANILA, April 14.-Rear Admiral Train,
in command of the American fleet in Asiatic
waters, received a telegram at 8 cgelock
this afternoon from Saigon, the capital and
principal port of French C'ochin-China, re
porting the arrival there of the Russian
hospital ship Orel at 8 o'clock on the morn
lng of April 13. The Orel had many
wounded men on board.
A dispatch received on Thursday by the
Chicago Daily News from its correspondent
at Saigon said:
"Rojestvensky'a hospital ship arrived here
Wednesday night to take on board pro
visions, coal and medicir.es. It will leave
Thursday at midday to rejoin the main
No mention was made of wounded men
aboard this ship.
Naval Engagement Denied.
TOKYIO, April 14.-Noon.-The naval de
partment pronounces the reports of a naval
engagement recently off Saigon to be un
U. S. Cruiser Raleigh Reported.
LABIUAN, British Borneo, April 14.-kne
United States cruiser Raleigh sailed north
ward today. Hecr destination is unknown.
Annoyed by ItAlian Magistrate Who
Wanted His Deposition.
ROMIC. April 14-Before J.*Pierpont Mor
gan, who arrived here yederday from Na
ples, left Toarmina an examining magis
trate from Toarmina boarded his yacht, the
Corsair, to take Mr. Morgan's testimony
concerning the person who sold him the
famous cope stolen ,from the Cathedral
of Ascoli, and subsequently returned to
Ascoli by Mr. Morgan. The latter was in
dignant at being troubled about the mat
ter after having returned the cope withogt
oven asking for the reimburgemient of~ the
ney he had paid for it. He said he did
not remember anyting cnneted with the
purchiye of the cop., but wheanakdto
aign a statement to that0 ot M-. dg
refised, aying be weMdi- siga aa~n
In a les...sge he did nt msrsmj,n
. in ea sh.pSi. o h
esse. It wa g:te~
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ta t
he aaih
Russians Have Kept Up a
Gradual Retreat.
Changchen Rallying Point for Chang
tu and Fakumen Divisions
3,000 Retard Japanese.
TOKYO, April 14, 3 p.m.-The following
official announcement was made today:
"Our force, advancing eastward via the
Fushun and Hailing road, encountered and
defeated the enemy on the morniig of the
12th at Erhhoulu, seven miles east of Ying
pan. The enemy's strength was one regi
ment of infantry, six squadrons df cavaltry
and four guns. Our force then occupied
Tsangshih, about nineteen miles east of
Y,ngpan. The enemy, in retreating toward
Hailung, fought at every step.
"The enemy on the Kirin road has grad
ually retreated since the 11th, a portion of
this force still remaining to bar the pas
sage of the Yushu river.
"No change has occurred in the Changtu
or Fahkmen districts, except occasional
cavalry skirm!shes."
Russian Main, Force in Kirin.
It is reported that the main force of the
Russians, which retired in the direction of
Hsingking, has reached Kirin. The rear
guard, which is estimated at 12,000 men,
continues in the vicinity of Harlungcheng,
closely in touch with the Japanese van
guard. The main force, which retired from
Kaiyuan over the Kirin road, is reported
at Kirin with a rear guard of 8,000. at Itsu
chow, Haklusu and at Sulipao, keeping in
touch with the Japanese forces.
Changchen is evidently the rallying point
for the Changtu and Fakumen forces. Al
though a force, estimated at 13,000 men,
has been detailed to occupy Fenchua, and
3,00) to hold Pamiencheng, the latter force
seems assigned to check and retard the
Japanese advance.
The imperial ordinance which declares.
Mako harbor, on the Pescadores Islands,
in state of siege. becomes operative to
Stoessel Trial Begun.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 14.-There is -
no truth in the report from Cracow that
Lieut. Gen. Stoessel had been as a for
mality condemned to death by the com
mission appointed to inquire into the
surrender of Port Arthur. His trial only
began today.
Russians Raided Daf r(,
Russian troops hae suecessfully raided
the railroad in thejk ection of Kalyuan,
about twenty milin'tk of Tie Pass7A'
dispatch from Gen. Line'vitch, Aprfl 12,
to Emperor Nicholas says:.
"Our cavalry April 9 destroyed the rail
road and wires near Yakutsu and be
tween Kaiyuan and Changtu, and April 10
the cavalry cut the telegraph line near
Russian Comment Upon Statement
From Washington.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 14.-Dispatches
from Washington showing that Japan offi
cially notified the United States when the
rupture with Russia occurred that no act
of hostility would take place till after a
formal declaration of war had been made.
whereas hostilities broke out February 8,
and the declaration of war was not for
mally made until February 10. attract much
attention here.
Although the dispatches arrived too late
for newspaper comment this morning, there
is considerable speculation as to the cause
of the publication of the statement at this
It is regarded as p, friendly manifestation
toward Russia on the part of the United
States, Russia having always contended
that the statement of M. Kurino, 'former
Japanese minister at St. Petersburg, to
Foreign Minister Lamsdorff, when he pre
sented the note severing diplomatic rela
tions, in which he expressed the hope that
the rupture was only temporary, gave Rus
sia no reason to anticipate an attack with
out warning in the shape of a declaration
of war.
Removal of Censorship.
The press commission has recommended
the removal of the censorship from car
toons and the debates of zemstvos and
other legal organizations.
Vacancy in the List of Brigadier Gen
.erals Filled.
The vacancy in the list of brigadier gen
erals of the army, caused by the retirement
of Brig. Gen. Francis Moore for age on the
6th instant, and the subsequent promotion
and retirement, successively, of eight other
officers, was permanently filled today by
the appointment of Col. James A. Buchan
an, commanding the 24th Infantry at Fort
Harrison, Mont, Glen. Buchanan is ordered
to proceed to Manila and report to Ma.j.
Gen. dorbin, commanding the Philippine
division, for assignment to duty.
Gen. Buchanan was born in Maryland
and was appointed, second lieutenant of the
14th Infantry from that state in March.
1867. By gradual promotions he reached
the grade of colonel, 24th Infantry, In Au
gust, 1905. He was educated at St. John's
College, Annapolis, and at Georgetown Uni
versity, in this city. He served on the
pasins during the Indian troubles and was
one of the offRcers 4etailed to prepare the
war records.
During the Spanish-American war he
served in Porto Rico, of which country he
was for a time military commander.
Gov. Samuel Ogle, a coloniaL governor of
Maryland, -was Gen. Buchanan's gr4at
great-grandfather. Goev. Benjamin Ogle
and Chief Jusice John Buchann weere his
uncles. Judge Tbnomas Buchananth C~ol.
John Miller of Washington county wore his
paternal and ffiaternal grandfathers,'
Turkey Deaf to Cupid's matmu.
Some time ago a Tusk, who land becom
a naturalised' aittuen of the UUM States,
appealed to tbtt State Depasrtm.tik to gro
eure permission. from the Turishgoas
mst for his aes to leave Turlrsy
eerne to Aksik to 'be msindet to
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harged With Aiding and Abetting
False Entries by Cashier Spear of
the Oberlin Bank.
CLBVJK AND. Ohio, April 14.-Mrs. Chadl
g9ck,- when ,ari:algned in the United States
flstrict court today, pleaded imf gtity to
he. new lndictment recently returned
tgainst her by the grand jury, charghng
er with aiding and abetting Cashier A. B.
?pear of the Oberlin bank In making false ]
ntries In the bank's books and in making
ntrue statements to the controller of the
,urrency. Spear was also arraigned today
tnd pleaded not guilty to the joint Indict
The court increased Mrs. Chadwick's Lil
from $20,000 to $ 2t.000. Of the $7,000 added
-,,000 was to cover the new indictment,
while $1,000 was named on each of two of
the old Indictments, upon which no ball
,ad been specifically fixed heretofore.
Government's One Chahce.
In reply to a question of A ttorney Wing,
cunsel for Mrs. Chadwick, in court today
3istrict Attorney Sullivan stated that Mrs.
Thadwick would not be tried on arfy of the
ndictments standing against her during the
)resent term. This is taken to mean that
the government will not try Mrs. Cha-l
wick again unless she escapes punishment
rn the conspiracy charge upon which the
was recently tried.
It is known that Mrs. Chadwick's attar
nieys are quietly at work In another at
:empt to secure ball for her. Including the1
)pnd demanded In the state courts for the
release of Mrs. Chadwick it will now re
iuire a total surety of $47,000 to obtain her
elease, pending the decision of the circuit
!ourt of appeals on the motion for a new _?
Mrs. Chadwick was apparently in much
)etter health today when she appeared n
he court room thani during her trial. She I
was fashionably attired In a black silk j
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sored With occrrd, and twobetnge
tad hae berlinc'aaded
Lds andAdiral Oh,aringln co.-mmad
ngck henrfoinvd iard oderUied atava
ugtr~ tortetddat.once todtowthe yatdh to
ioro. The Sylphcwasnt het ofethre
eidenat oher by t er ulargtion
her recetly agd abrdiMrs RCasherel And
rercildrn.h bans boosvl and party,
nteru ef tet typ t Jconlle oandh
rsrcde toea wasgo alsomaedy tod.y
l'headedh unot gihtyng the Eloin t Inda,t
Thve coutgnalcfsresMs. -adwihe Morani
ner0 wmeastl ce ther assictaunte
hd towd Indirtmnts upror. whecht sl
*ad pecif rieall fiedhrtforena. ar
It ovs ernentser hathesabor
n replyr to aqestion of tt rey, Wi
NcnelfrMr.adwickmn, cortda
iTec batteyi Tullivanstd tha Monor
rivedwca wul not W estridodyo h
nTents barndingeagainstmher dursngrdhe
thovenment wilo ottrdMs.h.
This gknownat Mrs.e hChhawickns att
icy are urey a or In=r anohr al
:emtnt nsr alorer. I udnte
Nan Patterson Relieved in
Conspiracy Case,
are Beserved Right to Besubmit - Ef
fect.of Action-Tighit Over '.
turn of Letters.
NEW YORK, April he indictment
harging Nan Patterson with conspiracy,
with J. Morgan Smith and Mrs.' Smith,
wrongfully to obtain money from Caesar
iYoung, was dismissed in the c.ourt of gen
ral sessions today at the request of Assist
mant Distrrct Attorney Rand.
Counsel for the Smiths demurred to the
ndictments against the Smiths and de
:lared that the facts alleged against them
lid not constitute a crime. The court re
;erved decision in that case. Counsel for
he Smiths endeavored to secure the return
)f property taken from the Smiths, but
Miss Patterson, who is about to.be tried
Lgain for the murder of Caesar Young, was
tirought into court with the Smiths. Mr.
Rand told the- court that a mistake had
een made in drawing up the indictment
tgainst Miss Patterson and that it tended
o prejudice her position in the capital case.
Remanded Back to Tombs.
In asking for the dismissal of the Indict
nents against her he reserved right to re
iubmit. Miss Patterson was then remanded
>ack to the Tombs prison.
The effect of the action will be to pre
rent her counsel from getting at the grand
ury minutes, which might have aided in
...otcntiua rm. Thr-.- -or e
;erve de inse ha ae.Cuse o
Con o he Smiths enevrdteured the r
nent .ptaer tae rmth, Smihs butm
aed.t rdc hm.weee hywr
ragted iThe court refuse the Smtn.Mr
Ian suppdrthe ou thacotentintae hd
'acts chareindaaingt the ihnditmnt
tganstiss Patespiracy, tha couse ted
n aingfpte ter dimsala ofith int
esaYg,ain hh the rdrigt stoated.
ubhat Miss Patterson was abhut toreme
akto m the Tombs prson.ftealeain
aThe eharge of thconill be gto mone
Conte cse from ettimnt a te grand
t iuts, andith mth ae a ided ietn
Lnr deenen Ofes.H-elrdta
Cosel orethne Smiths nthben aosdedh
nourrefr an alowde couel te dsbmit
nrenfs aenro the y Smiths and prom-fe
wh eecsed froduehm plheaneg,he weree
ranted The cormbfsedtemoin
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APPLETON,e cosiac, thri cou.-D rerd
summasong,n hc the oletpoesrifte staed
hate Uiverso as bout toatcthe
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Coutelmaid teveat stmntsa to uMis
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hads pr, etne cud nodte ponsiderte
nuetoter reserved eciion on. bete nte
Oisdpt Prfessord.
Blaze Spread to Two Six-Story Struc
tiures Adjoining and Others Scorch
ed-Watchmen Missing.
NEW YORK. Apiil'4.- Five persons were
badly hurt, fifty others Iharrowly escaped
death or injury, and hundreds were driven
from adjoining tenements in a dre early
today Which entirely destroyed the seven
story sweetshop building at 127-181 Hester
street and extended to and damaged several
other nearby buildings. When the fire was
at its height the flames lit up the whole
of the lower part 'of the city and the East
river with a glare that could be seen for
miles. The damage is estimated as close
upon $100,000.
That there were none of the usual fatali
ties accompanying a big East Side fire was
due to the fact that the destroyed building
was used almost wholly by small clothing
makers, and there were no children and
only one woman, the wife of the janitor,
in the place.
Watchmen Leaped for Life.
About fifty men, some employed as Watch
men for the various clothing factories, and
others friends of the watchmen, whom they
permitted to sleep there, were in the build
ing. As the fire started on the third floor
and spread so quickly that escape by the
stairs from the upper stories was soon cut
off, more than half of these men had to
jump to the roofs of adjoining buildings,
some across the chasm of an eight-foot
alleyway, to save their lives. All of the
injured were hurt in making the leap for
Before the fire was controlled it spread
to two six-story tenements adjoining and
singed the fronts of four big tenements and
a public school building on the south side
of the street.
Police and firemen searched the ruins of
the burned building, expecting to find the
bodies of the watchmen, several of whom
had not been accounted for.
CHICAGO, April 14.-A more hopeful
outlook for settlement of the Mlontgom
ery Ward teamsters and garment work
era' strIke developed today. Labor load
ers and an attorney representing the Em
ploying Tailors' Association held a con
ference with Mayor Dunne, and as a re
sult It was stated that Montgomery Ward
& Co. were willing to take back the
striking garment workers,
The point upon which settlement would
hinge was the basis upon which the gar
ment workers would be taken back, Pres
ident Cornelius P. Shea of the teamsters'
union, President Dold of the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor and President F. H.
Rickert of the garment workers repre
sented the strikers in the eon,ference. At
torney Martin J. Isaa spok, for the
Employlng Tailors' Association. After the
conference, ~1hlch yas preiimt=nry, At
torney Isaacs left to confer with the em
poys 9previous to returning agin to
"We argE 'hopeful thkt tbe' strike will
Heavy Fall in Colorado Will
Disturb Camp Plans
Conditions in Mountains Now Preclude
Hunting for Griszlies-Riding
Is Doubly Dangerous.
NEWCASTLE, CoL, April 14.-With the
snow two feet deep in every direction from
the camp and from three to five feet deep
in the hills, with the snowstorm still con
tinuing, it is possible that President Roose
velt will be compelled to delay his hunt
here or content himself with smaller game
than the grisslies he has planned to kill.
For a week now the snow has fallen day
after day. Not. twenty-four hours have
passed without It's storming. All that pre
vents the reads and trails from being abso
lutely impassable is the warm weather that
baa Intervened and c- a great extent melt
ed the snow.
P. B. Wells. a Meeker hunter, who is one
of the party, has just arrived here. It took
him nearly five hours to make the twenty
miles' ride from Camp Roosevelt and his
horse was worn to exhaustion when he
reached here.
"The weather is at least three weeks be
hind the normal," he said. "There has
been an unusual amount of snow here this
winter, but not in ten years have I seen the
conditions so bad as this season."
Camp in Perfect Shape.
According to Wells, the camp is now In
perfect shape. It has been practically de
cided to track the game with dogs and to
follow with horses. This is considered one
of the most dangerous sports, and the bad
condition of the ground makes it dou'Ay
dangerous now.
A full-grown grizzly can easily race away
from a horse, and the dogs can almost
equal the speed.
Hunters here point out that to hunt from
horses at all a dead gallop must be kept up
all of the time to close in with the quarry,
and that this speed must be maintained
over gullies, through gulches, around rocks,
over broken logs, through thickets and
brush up and down mountain sides, and so,
they pessimistically sdd, some one is sure
to be hurt.
Vomen to Share in Entertainment,
Now that the reception to President
Roosevelt- and the parade is assured; the
wegnen of Newcastle have decided to do
their share.
As soon as the President alights from the
trla 'a committee from the Women's Read
ing Club will surround him and will escort
hIM to the club rooms, where on behalf of
th women of Garleld county he will be
presented with a horsehair bridle for the
use of Miss Alice Roosevelt.
The bridle itself is a work of art which
took over a year to complete. All of the
straps, including the reins, are made of
pure white horsehair and the buckles are of
solid silver.
Train on Schedule Time.
PUEBLO, Colo., April 14.-The special
train bearing President Roosevelt and party
passed Texline this morning on schedule
time. The train was met at Emory Gap
by Gov. McDonald and party, who will ac
company the President to Colorado Springs.
The President will deliver a short address
on his arrival at the union station here, at
5:45 p.m. Arrangements have ' been com
pleted for a big reception. The weather in
southern Colorado was ideal.
Ea4ge for the President.
Upon the return of President Roosevelt to
this city from his hunting trip, about the
middle of May, he will be waited upon by
the members of the Pike's Peak Press Club
of this city and presented with one of the
club's handsome gold badges as a souvenir
of his visit. The President has been elected
an honorary member. The badge will be
made of pure Cripple Creek gold.
It is also planned to take the President
to the summit of Pike's Peak on the cog
railway, and an extra effort will be made
to have the road open by the time he re
A Priendly but Spirited Controversy by
Secretary Shaw .and Senator Hansbrough
of North Dakota are engaged in a friendly
but spirited controversy by letter on the
question of the recent wheat drawback de
cision of the treasury. Two letters that
had passed between the- two men were
made public yesterday by Senator Hans
broughi. The first was from Secretary
Shaw to the North Dakota senat~or, callog
his attention to an interview In which he
was quoted as stating, "Secretary Shaw, in
furtherance of his fantastic and unconsti
tutional scheme of tariff revision by appl
catiop of the drawback law, permitted the
millers to bring in wheat from ~abroad."
Secetary Shaw expresses doubt that Sen
ator Hansbrough made the statement, and
proceeds to el - attention to the law and
its interpretation by the attorneys general
of the United States. Sen#tor Hans
brough'. reply does not deny his inter
view, leaving it understood that he stood
by his words. He then goes on to talk
about the wrongful construction of the l.aw
relating to drawbqcIg. both by the Atter
ney General and the Secretary of the
A second instalient.ef the correspond
once will be made .public in a few" days,
TO 3NrotaaE AGR==Z==NT,
Movement by Warublis in nomnin
According to adviesn to the Navy De
uaseSt there was a generaf ssovepint
g.e=ena of n=Itaats~ warsbIps sa
tied i nn=ineam witers Ben the ea
gegnamae ef the uaemeat with the Uuited
iafe t asda.maiUesa 4f the Do
-amm douanes, #m Ammiral Ugee.
to WWt
To Advertsers.
To insure proper is
tion and clas$tca i *
vertisers are rog ld0 to
send their announcements
for Saturday's Star either
to the main office or
branch offices as early as
possible Saturday morning.
Trades Already Closed or
Ready to Do So
Glover Building. Losekam Building
and Warder Building Among
Those Talked Of.
Several large transactions in real estab
are being talked about as either having
been closed or in process of being closed.
There is naturally a good deal of gossip in
real estate circles in regard to them, and
the details are discussed with a good deal
of interest. The deals princ:pally mention
ed are three In number, and refer to prop
erties which are located on F street. and
naturally these circumstances give fresh
impetus to the interest which has been
manifested for some months past very
strongly In properties in the business sec
tion of the city.
One of the transactions referred to is the
sale of the Glover building. a five-story of
fice structure on the north side of F street
between 14th and 13th streets. The pur
chaser is Senator Proctor. and the price
paid is said to be about $1li,trx. The own
ers of the property ware the estate of A. T.
Britton, M. M. Parker and A. A. Thomas.
It is supposed that Senator Pioctor
bought this property .s an Investment, and
It Is likely that sarne ch:inges and altera
tions will be made in the interior W$ch
will be intended to make the structure bet
ter suited for its present use as an o0s
Another transaction is the reported pur
chase by Mr. Thomas R. Marshall, the pro
pr'etor of the Losekam, of the building. at
l323 F street. where his business is now
established. The owner is Mrs. Louisa
Los2kam. It is understood that the price
which has been agreed upon is in the neigh
borhood of P87.ixJ0. and according to the
general understanding the franch:se for the
business entered as an Important consid
eration In the value. The lot has a front
age of twenty-four feet by a depth of 113%
and has a total area of 2.728 square feet.
The improvements consist of a three-qtory
building. In the event this- deal is con
summated on thobe terms the price paid
will be about $30 per square foot.
It is also generally rumored that the War
der building, at the southeast corner of 9th
and F streets. his changed bands. 'This is
a six-story building, with stores on the
first Boor and oMces above, and is owned
by the Warder estate. It is stated it bas
been exchanged for property in this dtf
owned by Mr. Henry M. Baker.
Subjects to Be Considered by a Seuiai
The President has appointed a special
commission to deal with three Interesting
and important questions wh.ch have arisen
relative to the diversion and interference
with the course of international rivers.
This commission consists of Judge Pen
field, so!icitor for the Department of State;
Special Assistant Attorney General M. C.
Burch and Prof. F. H. Newell of the geo
logical survey, and that body has just had
its first meeting.
All of the questions before the commis
sion have formed the subject of extensive
correspondence between the State Depart
ment and Mexico on the south and the Do
minion of Canada as represented by Great
Britain on the north. On the r'outh there is
the long-standing controversy growing out
of the damming of the Rio Grande and the
use of the waters of the upper river for
irrigating purposes in United States ,terri
tory to the injury of the Mexican farmners
on the south bank of the river. The Mex
icans claim that the Rio Grande is a nlaw
igable river and consequently that this di
version of the water is In violation of in
ternational law.
To the westward the commission is to
deal with the Colorado river, where tbd
upper waters in the United States are also
about to be diverted to the loss of the Mex
ican ranches In lower California.
On the north thq. Milk river projects in
Montana have alarmed the Canaians.
Arising in the United States, this river
flows into Canada and back again In Mon
tana. The Canadians have been Dishing
large use of the waters on their side, which
has led to a project by the people of Mon
tana to cut out the entire bend in the river
on the Canadian side by a canal, the effect
of which would be to completely deprive
the Canadians of water.
The commission is therefore obliged to
deal with some entirely new questions of
International law relative to riparlan rights.
Director Walcott og the geological survey
joined the cornmission today in a visit to
*Secretary Taft at the War Department and
had a conference with him to ascertain his
views as to the scope of the work before
As the result of the conference with Sec
retary Tmft, It was decid!ed that as these
projects, such as the. mternational dams
across the Rio Grande and the reelamannlo
dem on the Colorado. had been autherised
by Congress there was nothing to do but
to proceed with the work, leaving the
broeder question of international riparia
rights to be treated diplomatiestly.
Punisheat Tmengnmi in the Case d
-Capt Jawis,
Capt. ECdson A. LewIs, 16th Infantry, was
regenty tried by court martial at New
York city on the charge of duplicating hi
pay accounts. which charge was broah
by Louis Uilverinanu, a New Yott brebers ~
who alleged that the ooer failed to a
inen borrowed money. He Was femada
guilty of that charge, hut guilty of the -
eharge of tieglect of duty, to the prej~
of good order and miltax discipline, as
senteoced to be reduced Le ales In rat
ad to cenbnament to the ihits eft
seat for sig maeths.
- Osa. GIant, enmaani the Departah
of the Mat hut approved the acion of th
emait. but- emusynte the sntenee to
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