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No. 16,830. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1906-TWENTY PAGES. ' TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR
WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION.
lubm Office, 11th Stmt ted PenruylTiala Arena*.
Tie Evening Star Newspaper Company.
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EARLY NOW TO
tci i unim m[mi
I LLL NUN IILVI
YOOILL GO
May Be a Week Before Situation
Can Be Sized.
BIG CLAIMS FOR HEARST
State Will Be His by 150,000, He
Vociferously Declares.
BLAME FOR THE PRESIDENT
Big Financial Interests Hold Him Recponsible
for the Conditions
as They Stand.
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The interest in the New York
election continues to grow apace.
.The whole situation thus far, acaccording
to the advices of a
staff correspondent, is one of
chaos, and it will be a full week
before the situation can be
sounded. Hearst and his man Friday
are making all sorts of claims
for majorities from 75,000 to
150.000. Manager Woodruff is
telling tlie republicans to work
hard, and will not even admit republican
victory. The republicans
have the Odell machine, and their
.
manager js endeavoring to learn its
intricacies.
prrlal From a Staff Correapordcrt.
NEW YORK. October 23.?It will not be
advisable for a full week yet to lay odds
with certainty on the outcome of the New
York state election. The situation Just now
is one of the transition stage. The political
pendulum swung to Hearst a week ago,
then back to Hughes, and at this moment
It is wavering. Public sentiment among
the masses has not crystallized, men are
talking and pondering and disputing.
Manager Ihmsen of the Hearst forces
claims the state for his hero by 75,000. Mr,
Hearst himself thinks that estimate too
modest, and to his Madison Square audience
last night prophfgied a plurality of
190,000. That's Hearst, out and out.
Manager Woodruff of the republicans will
not even admit republican victory, but admonishes
republicans to keep hard at
work. Woodruff is not trying to throw dust
In axiy one's eyes. In private conversation
he expresses the conviction that Hughes
will win. but he thinks it is a deplorable
mistake for republicans to assume the cocksure
attitude and treat the opposition
lightly.
Republicans In Trouble.
The republicans have troubles of their
own. Woodruff Is a new irmn&ger, Jumping
In late In a camra'gn aga'nst a man
who has been leading up to this campaign
for full two years. To be sure. Woodruff
has at his command the admirable political
machine which Boss Odell, practical politician,
had built up. He is trying h i best
to familiarize himself with it.
The republicans are hard up for money.
In the first pkcce, the corrupt practices act I
cuts off large sources of revenue heretofore |
available to both parties. Mr. Hearst makes
up the deficiency by digging fnto his own
private "barrel." The republicans have no
private war bags on which to draw. Rich
mrn down town In the financial district
who heretofore have never hesitated to dig
down Into their Jeans for the republican
campaign fund snort with disgust wiien approached
now. They reply that the national
administration Is but little less Inimical
to them In the long run than Hearst,
Judging from oast performance and nrom
lse of the future. President Roosevelt's announced
coming crusade against wealth
used In interstate commerce and the taxation
of fortunes does not inspire the big
financial Interests with enthusiasm.
Tendency to Blame.
In financial and capitalist circles there
!s a tendency to blame the President for
what they charge is encouragement of the
Piiirit of socialism that Hearst has distorted
and exaggerated. I am not making any
such charge, hut only describing a situation
inai cxisix 1 ne people around me rrcsidt
nt at Washington don't admit any such
condition, perhaps. Maybe it is well for
fume rude person to blurt out the situation.
A clarion call for, conservatism from the
White House would be mighty welcome to
republicans Just now. After all, this is
largely a campaign of personality. The absence
of definite opposing Issues between
the two parties fixes attention upon the
candidates. They both claim to be aiming
lor reioraiH. i nr iiue*uun rn?w ueing pondered
by the public, the solving of which
will decide the election. Is whether one of
them Is sincere or not.
The one thing which threatens Mr. Hearst,
aad which will he responsible for his undoing
If he Is defeated. Is the growing doubt
In the public mind of his sincerity. The
gentleman doth protest too much. In the
opinion of many.
They cannot square some of his pro
testations with his recent performances
wit!* Myrphy, the despised and lampooned
boss of one year ago, this time.
Claims Whole Hog.
Hearst does not balk at claiming credit,
however. He makes a good Job of It
and claims the whole hog. In his speech
at Madison Square Garden last nighi he
claimed credit for opposing everything
bad and accomplishing everything good
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lllill lias UVCH uvmu ?? omiv, auu
national affairs for a decade. Even the
national administration's railroad rate
bill was hls'n.
It is ?n opportune time to make claims,
however, for he has just made good In
" one flght against railroad rebating. The
conviction of the New York Central rj.il?ay
for granting rebates to the sugar
trust waa the result of exposure made
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by Mr. Hearst personally, and Attorney
General Moody has given him credit
for It.
But evidences are Indisputable that all
through the state the suspicion is growing
that Hearst is not sincere, and that
he holds out promises which cannot be
fulfilled and which many people are convinced
he knows cannot be fuldlled.
Hughes has only one act aceompiisned
to his credit?the conducting of the insurance
investigation. He promises
other investigations, if elected, in oilier
branches of state and financial admlnis- |
irauon wmcn ine people aernanu iu nave
Investigated. The voters are Just now
going through the process of making up
their minds which one of these two men
will be most likely to make the best job
of these investigations.
A pathetic feature of the campaign Is
the complete obliteration of the democratic
party. There isn't any democracy?it's
all Hearst. The Honorable
' Fingy" Conners of Buffalo and the Jlonoinble
"Piirkv" MoOabe of Albany are
all that's left of the once-vigorojs upstate
democratic machine. At democratic
state headquarters in the Victoria Hotel
the Honorable "Fingy" Conners sits
in solitary grandeur, grand, gloomy and
peculiar, unvisited and unsolicited.
He has nothing to do and nothing to <in
it with. Hardly is he approached by the
usual strikers for a "touch."
Two squares further up Broadway, at
the Gilsey House, the Hearst headquarters
are thronged day and night. There is
something doing all the time. Max Ihmsen
is the real head of the opposition to
Hughes, and the Hon. "Finey" is little
more than a figurehead.
Fighting for Existence.
The city democracy are fighting for their
existence. The Independence League Is
spreading over the whole of Greater New
York, putting up candidates here and there
to divide the vote with Tammany. If there
was a deal at Buffalo between Hearst and
Murphy, or If Murphy only dreamed It,
Hearst has "busted" It. The alleged agreement
is up in the air higher than Gilroy'a
kite.
I think about the saddest and yet most
delicious thing in this situation full of par
adox and perplexity Is the plight or your
old friend, 8tate Senator Grady. For twenty
years he has been the Tammany lion in
his senatorial district. You perhaps may
recall the description of him at the Buffalo
convention, a few weeks ago, acting as the
"bouncer" for Hearst and Murphy in
throwing out regular democratic delegates
so as to make possible the control of the
convention by Hearst. He went over ev^
erybody, roughshod. He sat a whole night
at the head of the committee on credentials,
whacking the table with a big cane and
howling down opposition. He jammed his
report through the convention with a roar;
he delivered the goods.
And now, would you believe, those Independence
I-eague fellows have nominated a
candidate against Grady for the state senate.
The delicious feature of the case was
the spectacle of the old lion before the
board of elections yesterday, contesting the
legality of the nomination. He denounced
Hearst and the league, and Bald that the
signature* to the nominating papers of his
adversary were obtained by such disgraceful
dishonesty that no honorable person
could think of defending It.
Lord, how your wild lion did roar when
his own tall was caught in the crack of the
league door.
But the whole campaign Is full of such
cases. It would be to laugh If the outcome
were not so serious. If ever there was a
campaign of flim-flam and bunco and bosh,
this one Is full of it. N. O. M.
CHARGES OF GRAFT'
GRAND JUBY CONTINTJES ITS INVESTIGATIONS
TODAY. j
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Special Dispatch to The Star.
NEJW YORK, October 23.?The gTand Jury
continued this morning its investigation <
into the graft charges made by Leader i
Murphy of Tammany Hall agalnat Independence
League candidates. Five witnesses
who had been subpoenaed were early
on hand. They were Charles V. Fornes,
former president of the board of aldermen,
who is now a Tammany congressional
candidate; Joseph A. Goulden, democratic
congressional candidate for re-election in
the Bronx; Joseph Prendergast, associate
leader of the fifth assembly district, and
Aldermen Reginald Doul and Jerome Allen.
William Astor Chanler, a brother of 1
I^ouIr SteuvvMunt Ohanler. the
and Independence League candidate for
lieutenant governor, who was subpoenaed,
did not appear.
Mr. Chanler was regarded the most Important
witness the grand Jury had to examine.
He was named by Loader Murphy
In the charges which were made last week
as one of the men who had demanded
monev for the IndeDendenc? to
withdraw Its judiciary candidates. At the
district attorney's office it was rep-rted
this morning that there was no doubt that
he had been subpoenaed.
Goulden was the first witness called into
the grand jury room. He remained there
about fifteen minutes, and in the course of
his examination was shown a letter, which
he wrote. It is said, to Francis E. Shober,
an Independence League candidate for the
assembly and closely connected with the
management of the league campaign. In
which Goulden ofTered to pay $500 to any
person who would solicit names for his petition
In his district. When Goulden came
out He was a.=ked concerning this letter.
"I wrote It," he replied, "and the men
did canvass my district. I see nothing
wrong In the transaction. It was hardly to
be expected that they would do the work
firatuitouslv. I have nothinsr to be ajshamed
of In that matter. My examination was unimportant
and, I should say, did not
amount to much in the investigation."
REASONS FOR HEARST
SOME OF THE ARGUMENTS THAT
ABE BEING MADE.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YORK. October 23.?The press bureau
of the Independence League was ordered
yesterday to prepare a list of fifty
reasons for voting for Mr. Hearst, and a
list of fifty reasons for not voting for Mr.
Hughes. A stenographer was at once summoned,
and the press bureau got to. work
with a rush.
The reasons came readily at first, and the
stenographer was hard pressed to keep
pace. The press bureau's tireless campaign"
literature producers assigned as a reason
tor oMting one's ballot In l(r. Hearst's fa
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vor every public-spirited legislative meas- i
ure which was passed by the last Congress, |
for all such enactments. It was said, had I
had their inccptlon in the brain of Mr. I
Hearst. According to the press bureau, Mr.
Hearst was solely responsible for the railroad
rate bill, the meat inspection bill and
half a score of others.
Finally, the flood of reasons began to
ebb. The press bureau's members racked
their brains in vain. They were compelled
to ask for assistance. A chance visitor was
appealed to.
"Can t you hand us out a reason for voting
for Mr. Hearst?" he was asked.
"Because," the stranger began to drone,
in a voice that was a close Imitation of
the voice of the head of the press bureau,
ii v?us air. ni'.-irsi wno was responsiDie ti
for the civil war and who freed the negro ?
from slavery. Because it was Mr. Hearst
who wrote the Constitution of the United
States. Because it was Mr. Hearst who
framed the Declaration of Independence.
Because it was Mr. Hearst who discovered
America. Because "
"Stop a moment." interrupted the stenog- r
rapher, whose pencil had been' recording I
hieroglyphics In his note book at lightning
speed, "you're going too fast for me. I
can't keep up."
"For heaven's sake, man," the press bu- J
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.www v?v?u.?ibu nuieiiaiiiij, juu uavcn l
been taking all that stuff down, have you?"
"Sure. Why not?" the stenographer replied
innocently. "Didn't you want me to
get all those reasons down?"
THANKSGIVING DAI ?
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29,
NAMED BY THE PRESIDENT
The President issued a Thanksgiving day
proclamation today as follows:
"By the President of the United States
3t America. C
"A PROCLAMATION. t
"The time of year has come when, in ac- j
cordance with the wise custom of our forefathers,
it becomes my duty to set aside a r
special day of thanksgiving and praise to ^
the Almighty because of the blessings we
have received, and of prayer that these t
blpssinsra mnv ho rnntlnup/1 Vo* onnfKor
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(fear of widespread well-being has past.
Never before In our htetory or in the his- f
tory of any other nation has a people en- ^
joyed more abounding material prosperity
lhan is ours; a prosperity bo great that it i
should arouse In us no spirit of reckless ^
pride, and least of all a spirit of heedless
iisregard of our responsibilities, but rather a
a. sober sense of our many blessings, and a f
resolute purpose, under Prvoidence, not to
forfeit them by any action of our own. ^
"Material well-being, indispensable though {
It is, can never be anything but the foundation
of true national greatness and happl- ?
ness. If we build nothing upon this founda
tion, then our national life will be as meaningless
and empty as a house where only c
the foundation has been laid. Upon our j,
material well-being must be built a super- {
structure of individual and national life f
lived in accordance with the laws of the tl
highest morality, or else our prosperity it- v
self will in the long run turn out a curse Q
instead of a blessing. We should be both
reverently thankful for what we have re- ^
fpived and earnestly bent UDon turnine it
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Into a means of grace and not of destruc- ,
tion. 11
"Accordingly I hereby set apart Thursday, n
the twenty-nintfc day of November next, as p
a day of thanksgiving and supplication, on
which the people shall meet In their homes 11
or their churches, devoutly acknowledge all 11
that has been given them and to pray that g
they may. In addition, receive the power to r
use these gifts aright. t
"In witness whereof I have hereunto set '
my hand and caused the seal of the United *
States to be affixed.
"Done at the city or Washington tnis 2za i
day of October, in the year of our Lord one c
thousand nine hundred- and six, and of the h
Independence of the United States the one t
hundred and thirty-flrst.
(Seal.) "THEODORE ROOSEVELT. b
"By the President: n
"EIJHU ROOT, il
"Secretary of State." t!
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Special Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YORK, October 23.?Policeman ^
Cosgrove saw a man apparently asleep on t(
a bench In Mount Morris Park, near the 0
Madison avenue and 124th street entrance, v
this morning. When he went over and c
shook him the man gave a lurch forward t|
and the policeman found that he was rigid j
and cold. An ambulance surgeon summoned
from the Harlem Hospital confirmed
the policeman's opinion that the man
was dead. 1!
No marks of violence were found on the s
body, nor were there any means of Identl- t
fieatlon. The ambulance surgeon thought v
that death was caused by starvation. a
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Lively top parliament.
JISORDER IN THE LOBBY
lany of the Ladies Had to Be Forcibly
Ejected.
THEEWISE OPENING WAS DULI
London Police Had All They Could
So to Handle the Frantic Fmales
?Ambassador Beid There.
vvvjjiicu aLiuicigidia inauc 111c
ipening of parliament in London
oday a very lively affair. The}
nvaded the lobby, buttonholes
nembers and harangued from
hairs and sofas. When the police
ried to eject them they fought and
creamed, and before they were all
>ut out the "bobbies" looked as
hough they had been through s
-fyde Park riot.' The palace yard
vas filled with fragments of cloaks
ind millinery, torn off in the
icrlit Afterwarrl nf th<=
vomen created so much trouble
hat they were arrested in the
treet for disturbing the peace.
LONDON, October 23.?Unusual exitement
In connection with the reopenng
of parliament today was caused by
it? presence ui uuuui iuu wumua suiracists,
many of whom, despite the proests
of the police, managed to find their
ray into the outer lobby of the house
f commons with the intention of butonholing
the members in support ol
heir movement. A number of the sufraglsts
mounted vacant chairs in the
sbby and began to harangue the few
members of parliament present in that
art of the house.
The police, after being reinforced,
lade a strategic advance against ihe
ivaders, taking the women singly, and
radually ejecting them, one ay one,
rom the house. The most militant of
he women struggled so desperately that
wo officers were required to remove
hem. Their hysterical shouting and
creaming brought crowds of members
rom the house, and the unwonted s'.-ene
reated temporary excitement auch as
as seldom been witnessed in or about
ha linusp
During: the height of the.tumult a small
and of the stanchest suffragists deterlined
to attempt to break Into the House
iself, and as though by concerted action,
his band suddenly charged toward the enrance
of the inner lobby. Some of the
romen tried to climb over the barrier, and
thers attempted to crawl under it. Poi
everal minutes the utmost disorder preailed
and the police had all they could dc
o eject the stern, determined women withut
utilising the more vigorous means
Fhich would have been employed in the
aBe'Of men. The women resolutely refused
s leave the house without being ejected by
orce.
Balded the Commons.
They clung tenaciously to the stalwart poIcemen,
the railings or other means ol
upport, and offered strenuous resistance
o expulsion, while shouts of ''W? will have
otee!" and "You cowardly men dare not
;lve us justice!" resounded through the
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halls. Finally the police were forced to 1
carry out several of the women bodily, and !
the struggling and shouting suffragists *
were all ultimately deposited in pJWace 1
yard, where fcr some time they continued J
their vehement protests. A procession of *
house of commons attendants followed the
r?uiiicjii, uccii ing na.is, cioaKs ana iragrmente (
of millinery arid finery dropped In the scuffle.
So noisily demonstrative were some of .
the leading suffragists that after they had
been expelled from the house the police
arrested several of them and marched
them off to the nearest police station.
Official Session. g
The reassembling of parliament drew c
large crowds despite the fact that the ses- t
slon was devoid of legislative importance or f
the appearance of royalty. This was merely ^
a resumption of the spring session. The r
members of parliament showed their usual s
anxiety to gain advantageous places In the j
house, ten members putting in appearance
as the clock struck midnight. In order to se- s
cure first choice of se its. ?
The formal opening of the house of com- t
mons occurred this afternoon, an hour be- a
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i.uic me iiuubc ui iuius, in us giving tne ^
public an opportunity to witness the as- a
semblage of both bodies. Ambassador Reid. j
accompanied by Craig Wadsworth, second a
secretary of the American embassy, occu- j
pied a seat In the diplomatic gallery of the
house of commons with the French. Rus- t
sian, Spanish and other ambassadors and |
f ministers. The public galleries were over- ,
flowing with visitors. oFrmer Premier Bal- e
four was unexpectedly present and received
a hearty greeting from the opposition mem- ?
bers.
Joe Chamberlain Absent. g
Joseph Chamberlain's absence was notice- ^
able. He Is still nursing his attack of gout
And rhaflnc lin(1ftr Vila
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restrain from participation In public affairs.
Premier Campbell-Bannerman was warm- ?
. ly welcomed.
The Initial business In the house was
1 largely of a routine nature preparatory to
the contTTiuance of the debates on the m?r- t
' chant shipping and trades disputes bill. r
I Later the house of lords was the chief s
' center of interest, Mr. Reid and the other
. diplomatists leaving the house of com- 3
mons to witness the entry of the peers a
> and the lord chancellor's taking his seat on 0
' the traditional woolsack.
I Little important business was transacted,
, as the main contest over the educational 6
' bill does not begin before Thursday, and t
the Marquis of Ripon, lord privy seal and f
' government leader In the upper house. Is j
L even considering a lengthy postponement
of the debate In order to secure a judicial
[ decision upon the liability of local educa- 1:
tional 'bodies for the expenses of religious c
> education. o
The king, seeing there would be no lm- t
portant features, left Buckingham palace t
in an automobile at noon to spend the rest t
of the week at the New Market races. As c
the king was leaving town his car knocked a
down a man, but no serious consequences
resulted from the accident. ,
Altogether eight suffragists were arrested,
Including the well-known leaders of the
movement, Miss Kenney and Miss Blllington,
who will appear in court tomorrow, '
charged with "riotous conduct." v
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KOCKVILLE, Md., October 23. ? While
stealing a ride on Baltimore and Ohio
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before 9 o'clock last night, a negro giving v
his name as William Johnson was placed h
under arrest by Deputy Sheriff Prank a
Green. At first he became rather ugly and g
showed a disposition to resist arrest, but
upon discovering that the officer's revolver
was pointed at his head came off his high
horse and accompanied the officer. On the
way to jail, however, he became very abu- s
slve. He cursed his captor, and declared a
that he was not afraid of any white maji t'
south of Mason and Dixon's line. When 0
1 searched at the Jail a handsome pearl-han- t<
died revolver, a lady's gold watch and b
. nearly $8 In cash were taken from him. He s
declined to give an account of himself, any
more than to say that he was on his way *
, to Pittsburg when arrested. After looking o
| his prisoner over at the Jail, Officer Green e
became convinced that he had captured
" William Johnson, wanted In Alexandria
for the murder of Charles T. Smith last
i Saturday night. The officer says he tallies
exactly with the description of the Alexandria
murderer Bent out by the police de- c
1 partment.
The only difference 'that his shirt C
1 Is a dark striped ahlrt and not a red
striped one, as contained In the de
crlptlon. When questioned In Jail this
morning regarding hie possible connection
with the Alexandria affair tho prisoner
again became abusive and cursed
whoever talked with him. H?t asserts
' that no one in Alexandria can lix the
i murder on him. C&pt, Boardman of the
Washington police department was notified
this morning of the arrest of ifte
suspect, and stated that he would sona v
i out some on who could identity th? X
man wanted. A charge of carrying; concealed
weapons has been preferred
against the man and his ball has been
fixed at f300.
BANKER IS SENTENCED.
Howard Barker Commences a Term
at Joliet.
JOLIET. 111.. October 23.?Howard S. Barker.
president of a bank at Frankfort. 111.,
which recently failed, pleaded guilty today
to two Indictments for embezzlement and
was given concurrent sentences of one to
fifteen years. Barker will begin his term
it once. He has been supervisor and one of
the prominent men of this county. There
was a loss of town and school funds in the
bank crash.
GAVE THE DUKE NOTICE.
ffust Hake Up His Mind About Hanover's
Crown. i
BRUNSWICK, October 23.?The diet of
he duchy of Brunswick today adopted the
iupusiauu n;a.ue oy me council or state,
)ctober 20. that the Duke of Cumberland,
leir to the throne of Brunswick, be given
hree months in which to decide whether he
wiil give up his claim to the Hanoverian
rown, and thus reconcile himself with
'lUssia, and that if he does not do so wlthn
the period mentioned the diet shail proeed
to elect a sovereign from the collateral
Ines.
CRUISERS LEAVE HAVANA.
Two Detachments of Marines Return- 1
ing to the United States.
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xnv na?/ jL/c^ai iiiK'ui 19 imurmea msi
he cruisers Minneapolis and Newark left ,
Havana yesterday for the United States
with detachments of marines who have
>een relieved from further du'y in that
ountry in accordance with the recommenlation
of Secretary Taft. The Minneapolis
wrrles 313 marines and seven officers and
s bound for Philadelphia. The Newark has
>n board 183 marines and four officers and
s bound for Norfolk.
There are still about 2 000 marines on
luty in Cuba and it Is proposed to bring
ibout half of that number to the United
Itatea, leaving regular army forces in
;harge of affairs In that country. The bat- <
leshin Tpias nnrxr at Hawona ?iii u**.
lext -warship to return to the United
Itates with a detachment of marines. The .
luxiliary cruiser Prairie at Havana will
>robably bring the remaining marines to
his country.
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30NTEBENCE WITH CONTRACTOR ,
Considering Details Regarding Fan- 1
ama Canal Construction. 1
Secretaries Root and Taft were in conference
today at the War Department for ?
everal hours with representatives of some <
if the large contracting firms respecting c
he form of contract and specifications to j
fovern the Panama canal construction. (
The purpose Is to secure a form of agree- i
nent that will be fair to the contractor l
LTid BAfwnmrd P11 jrnvflfnmo nt in?.?r/w?o T? "
s felt to be necessary to enter wuh the ]
rreatest detail Into the obligations to be ,
issumed by the contractor to enable him
o make a low bid. otherwise in the ab- i
ence of an exact knowledge as to what lie t
Till be called upon to do the contractor,
is a measure of safety, would feel obliged
o allow a liberal margin for contingencies, 8
nd consequently submit a comparatively f
ligh bid. t
Secretary Root is cal'.ed into this consul- j
ation because lie has had large experience .
n this contractural work in connection
vith the New York aqueduct and other
nterprises of like character. r
Col. N. F. Thompson of Chattanooga was t
lIso given an opportunity to exploit Us ,
)lan of rounding up all Idle negroes in the
outh and sending them to the Isthmus to v
vork on the canal. r
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MACHINISTS MAY STBIKE. r
d
ierious Trouble Brewing on the Southern
Pacific.
NEW ORL.RANS, October 23.?It Is said I
hat as a result of the discharge of ten i
nachinists at the Algiers shops of the r
Southern Pacific railroad, and because of r
lleged discrimination of long standing t
gainst their organization. 10.000 members ?
f the International Association of Machln- I
ats may be called out on strike on that '
ystem within a day or two. The men af- ^
ectea are all in what Is known as district ^
?o. 11, extending from New Orleans to 1
'ortland, Ore. 1
Thomas Jj. Wilson, a vice president of the ^
nterna'ional union, says the national offi- c
era will first endeavor to secure the coiperation
of Mr. Harriman himself to have
he discharged men reinstated, and also will
ry to negotiate an agreement whereby arbitrary
powers of master mechanics in disharglng
employes without cause will be
.brogated.
Ugljfc?etorm in Wyoming.
nr.VVP.P <~V?1 rv>tnhflr Ol ?Phovonno
Vyo., this morning reported that a storm
yhlch has continued there for three days
without Interruption is raging with lnreasing
fury, accompanied by a heavy fail
>f snow. The Union'Pacific railroad is tryng
to keep its line open with snow plows, .
nd passenger trains are arriving several
iours late. Freight traffic has been abanloned.
Telegraph wires are down east of
forth Platte, Neb., and west to Rawlins,
Vyo.
WASHINGTON, Kan., October Zi.?3. M.
illiot, a farmer, his wife and a daughter
i-ere burned to death in their home, near
ere, last night. A severe storm prevailed,
ccompanied by sharp lightning, and it is
upposed lightning struck the house.
All But One Drowned.
NEW YORK, October 23?Th? solitary
urvivor of thirty-three men who went
drift on the barge or houseboat Halfy,
- - ? .. i
rom Lower Matacomoi .Key, on ine coast
f Florida, during the terrific gale of Ocaber
18, was brought into this port today
y the steamer El Paro. He is John Rusell
of Salem, Taylor county, Fla., and he
eclared that he saw eight of the thirtywo
others drowned and believes that all
f them went down when the barge foundred.
New French Cabinet.
PARIS, October 23.?The new French
ablnet has been convpletpd, as follows:
Premier and minister of the Interior?M.
Memenceau. s
Minister of Justice?M. Guyet-De-ssaigne.
Minister of foreign affairs?M. Piclion. t
Minister of education?M. Brland. a
of finance?M. Caillaux. p
Minister of war?Gen. Picquart. o
Minister of marine?M. Thomson. g
Minister of public works?M. Parthou. k
Minister of commerce?M. Doumergue. b
Minister of agriculture?M. Ruau. r
Minister of labor?1L Vivlanl. s
Thp portfolio of minister of the colonies
. as' offered this afternoon to M. Millie*- tl
a Oaale _ ?
I
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adf
Weather.
M
Unsettled weather tonight
and tomorrow, with occasional
light rain.
SHAW PLANS TO
MAKE GOLD EASY
111 iti n i 11 if ?!??* ?*
Allh HARK IlllltS
Wall Street Approves of His
New Project.
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MAY RELIEVE SITUATION
. . .
Special Deposits to Facilitate Imports
t*_ t\; - *
win dc .uisconunuea.
DIFFICULTIES IN THE WAT
rhere May be Some Trouble Because
Some of the Banks Have Not
Notes Enough.
3pecl*l Dlnpatdi to The Star.
NEW YORK, Ocotbcr 23.?The
plan of Secretary Shaw of the
Treasury to increase note circulation
by $18,000,000, as announced
last night after his arrival here
from Washington, was apparently
well received in Wall street today,
and there is a much easier feeling
in regard to the monetary situation.
i*v guv v 11UUV.V mail
after today the special deposits to
facilitate gold imports would be
discontinued.
Secretary Shaw came here to
:onsider the disturbance in the
money market caused by the advance
in the discount rate of the
Bank of England last week.
Secretary of the Treasury Leg! e M.
>naw, wno went to isew xork yesterday to
;onsider the money market d sturbanco
aused by the Bunlc of England's unex>ected
increase of Its rate of discount to
I per cent, announced last night a plan
nter.ded to Increase available circulat on
>y $1S,00",000. and at the same time gave
lotice that after today the special deposits
against gold engagements abroad
vlll be discontinued.
Secretary Shaw's plan for an increase
u cucuiauori pru\ mes itir ine fcui.si iui on
o_ the extent of $18,000,000 of approved
securit'es, other tlu I governments, for
lovernment bonds now pledged as security
or government deposits. It is provided
hat the bonds so released shall immedlutey
be used to take out addittoal national
lank circulation.
Any bank which profits by th's offer
nust agree to ret're the circulation obained
in this way some t'me between
.larch 15 and Augut-t 10 next. The banks
vhen taking out the circulation will be
equlred to make application for its reirement
and the order or per cent o(
etirement from month to month will b?
ietermined by the Treasury Department.
Provision an Innovation.
This latter provision 1b an innovation,
t limits the life of this additional cur
ency to a fixed number of months. By
naklng these $1S.(J<X),000 of banknotes lmnediately
available and by providing for
heir gradual retirement during the spring
md summer months. Secretary Shaw ex>eets
to demonstrate in lim.ted form the
>enetits of an elastic currency. That the
Jecretary has such an object in v ew is
peclally interesting, taken in conjunction
vith the statement from Washington that
President Roosevelt, after a conference
situ Secretary Shaw, has aecidea to include
in his annual message to Congress
l recommendation in favor of an elastic
currency.
Special Deposits.
In announcing the discontinuance of spe;lal
deposits against gold imparts Secresiry
Shaw 6aid that the gold imports had
exceeded his expectation?, and he believed
.lia-l. lor UIC V1C0VIU .liucuva 1IO.J I1UIK tka
ihare of the precious metal. He hail no
ilspositlon, he taid, to disturb conditions
n Europe .by a continuation of that method
>f roliet lor the money market in this
:ountry.
An officer of one of the leading national
janks said last night that, while under
Secretary Shaw b plan the whole $l\00>,XX)
of new circulation may not 'oe taken
)ut. he thought a very large part of it will
je. Seme diiliculty may he encountered by
eason of?Pome of the banks not having
sufficient notes already printed, but this
viii be overcome, in large measure at least,
>y the willingnc-ss of th?- Secretary to p?rnit
the assignment of bonds re.eated under
lis plan to other banks than those now
lolding them.
Plan Brings Results.
In any event the plan will bring rood remits,
this official thought, as an object lesion
In elastic currency. He thought that
he working out of the plan would serve to
lemon?rtrate to Congress the advantage
hat would follow the adoption of a scheme
if elastic currency. Congre?3 may also lie
nfluenced by this experiment to repeal the
aw which row limits the retirement of
laticnal bank circulation to $3,000,000. Inleed,
unless this law were repealed it would
tot be possible between March 15 and August
10 next, a period of five months, to
etire the w'.iole $18,000,030 of circulation
hat may be made available under the ruing
announced yesterday.
This official said that his own bank would
ertainly take out all the circulation to
which It may be entitled under this plan,
tnd he thought that most other banks
lolding government deposits would take
heir share of the new clrcu.atlon or would
lnd other banks to which to assign the
jovernment toor.ds in case they cannot, for
iny reason, take the additional circulation
hemsrlvts. It was pointed out that alnost
any bank would have in its possesion,
or could easily obtain. acceptable
)onc3s to ofTer as substitutes for the government
bonds which they have pledged aa
leeurity for government deposits.
Reports that Secretary Shaw meant to
akc some measure to Increase the funds
.vailable In the money market were curent
In Wall Btreet all day yesterday. Vartus
plans that he might adopt were sugested.
including the prepayment of the
overnment bonds which mature next year,
ut the novel plan announced by the SecBtary
last evening had not been forehadowed.
Wall street took a more hopeful view of
le monetary situation yesterday, and prices
t Stocka tw^wtrad < *? -nd cl??-"

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