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FOR SALE: A nice attractive cot tage, fi'ie lawn and shade; house in .splendid condition, lot 50x173 feet, $1200. E. E. Pascoe, 110 N. Center st. HE la B a if zon a kepubl: JUST WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR Two lots in University addition. 160 feet frontage, close to Five rjlat only $400 for the two. E- E. Pasco. 110 N. Center st. til FOUKTKENTII YEAU. PHOENIX, A in ZONA, SATURDAY MOKXIXG, DECEMUEIl 12, 1901$. VOL. XIV. 0. 212 AMI .CAW NEW REPUBLIC Democrats Substitute it for . the Pension Question GOVERNMENT CENSURED The Course of the President Defended on the Ground That a Habit had Seen Formed of Interfering With the Isthmus. Washington. D. C, Pec. 1!. The I ntli of the republic of Panama and i;- recognition by this government the suhieet f 11 Kriiriti'iJ in I i In- house today. Mr. Dinsmore, demo . r.it of Arkansas, during t'.ie consider iiiion of the pensions appropriation MI!. M'Verdy criticised the iidmiriistra ti.m in connection with the canal and .Mr. Hitt, (rep. of Illinois) chairman of i he foreign affairs committee, replied in a vigorous defense of the president and his Central American policy. Mr. 'Williams, of Mississippi, the mi nority loader, replied to Mr. Ilitt, ue eiaiing that the minority did not con dim the part taken by this gDvern iaei t i'.i connection with the Panama Hairs. Nearly the whole of the four hours' session was taken up in a dis cussion of the isthmian question. No conclusion was reached on the pension bill. Mr. VanVoorhies, republican of Ohio, of the appropriation:', committee, made statement concerning the provision.-, of the bill, when the debate .digressed to Panama. Mr. Dinsmore who wan recognized tor oiie hour on the pensions bill, toj".; occasion to speak of the republic of Panama. He said the republic had 1 pen established and that it exists by the power of the United States and t'c.u without thflt power it coil! not i ::: t. Mr. Dinsmore criticised the hasty recocnitio!i of the republic of Panama and s.i: 1 a canal could have been built under the canal act without overturn ing any precedent. In conclusion, he : lid a blunder had been committed which he hoped would never, be re peated. Mr. Dinsmore disavowed any I WANTED I TO BUY! 40 to 80 Acres f of land under Old Canal. R. H. GREENE, 42 North Center. THE PHOENIX CYGLE CD. lias a complete linu of BICYCLES FOR CHILDREN. Phone Hit 524. 22 W. Minis. Don't Delay Your Holiday iSHopping 1 mil the desirable things have been bought by earlier comers. Remember it is now that is offered the pick in Cold Goods, Watches, Cut Glass, und Sil verware. We can answer your Christmas questions IN ALL. SORTS OF WAYS WITH ALL SORTS OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS. The prices vary, but they j, re all fair and the same to everyone. Open evenings. GCO. H. COOK, Jeweler, 134 W. Washington St. PHOENIX, ARIZONA. Paints, Oil, Glass, Japalac Varnish All new and fresh Goods. D. H. BURT1S 15 Emt Washington Street. VOTE. FOR THE BONDS and the upbuilding of Phoenix and buy real estate from WOOD-O'NEILL REAL ESTATE COMPANY. THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PflORNIX. ARIZONA. Paid-up Capital. tl00,0"0. Surplus a:i'i Undivided Profits. $7r,,000.fio. I G.V;k, President; T. W. PKM HKRTON, Vice President. 11. .1. Meq,;x!, Cashier. AV. F. DODGK. Assistant Cashier. Meel-j,,.,i Vaults ami Rterl Safety Deposit Boxes, General Banking BumI nrs!:. I im t is on all principal cities of 1 he, world. iMNLi'ToK.S:!-:. i. (;aBe, T. W. Pemlerton. F. M. Murphv. D. M. Ferry, R. .V l-redericks. L. II. Chalmers, F. T. Alkire, J. M. Ford. 11. J. Mc-Clung. THE PRESCOTT NATIONAL BANK PRESCOTT, ARIZONA Paid-tip Capital. $11)0.000. Surplus nnd Undivided Profits. $.".0,000.00. F. M. MURPHY. President. MORRIS GOLD WATER, Vice President. R. N. FREDERICKS, Cashier. W. C. BRANDON," Assistant Cashier. Brooklyn Chrome Steel-lined Vaults and Safe Deposit Boxes. A general bank ing business transacted. Directors F. M. Murphy. E. B Gage, Morris Goldwa ter, John C. Herndon. F. G. Hrecht. D. M. Ferry, R. N. Fredericks. Long Pictance Telephone No. ML purpose to impute dishonorable or im proper motives to the ofiicers of the government. ' Mr. Ilitt said there was nothing hasty or unique in. the recognition of the new republic, as it occurred live days after the promulgation of the in dependence of the republic. He nuue a vigorous defense of the administra tion in connection with the republic of Panama. The president, said Mr. Hitt. had not been precipitate but had waited u reasonable time. "Hut," he added, "he did not waste time; he never does." "Ordinarily.? Mr. Hitt went on, "when a ship is in port and a dis turbance occurs we land troops to pro tect Americans from being killed or robbed. We have done that in France and we would do it anywhere. "In the case of Panama our situa tion was different from that of any spot on earth. We had a solemn and binding engagement which had been impressed upon us by all the years. Often we were called upon by the Colombian government, often -by the events .to enforce the obligation to keep that path open from sea to sea; not to aid or to suppress rebellion, but to keep the path open; and when we landed troops at Colon under the treaty it was our plan to let no armed men disturb the open, free course of commerce or of movement in the path way across the isthmus. "Now, it so happened in the course of human events, which we do not guide but which it is believed by many an all-wise providence watches and di rects, that in this case our duty in good faith under the treaty to keep that highway open, fell in with and brought about a consequence which was grave to Colombia. She had in voked that interference before, but it so happened that always heretofore, it inured to her benefit. In this care, that which we have done we did fo a motive of the highest obligation of i.he national faith. "It was done carefully but it did not result in making it ' very diflicult for troops to come from Bogota. Our government will not permit anybody on the line of that railway or th crossing of the isthmus which would disturb a free transit, and it is because the two things coincided that men who do not look on the matter calmly will say that we did what we did to injure Bogota, when the act was done in good faith, though it has injure-'! Bogota." The whole v.orlrl, he paid, had been in favor of a canal and, added Mr. nitt, "we have got a man to work on it. who will cut it through." Mr. Williams, interrupting, said he wanted to take the burden of saying yes to the question as to whether the government had been virtually guilty of moral obliquity in its international relations in its action concerning: the republic of Panama. Mr. Williams charged that this wa the first time that this ovtrnment had interfered in the domestic -affairs of a South American country. He paid that the minority side could not be made to make the mistake which the majority desired it to make. The democrats want a canal, he said. They wanted the Nicaraguan canal but if they , could not get the canal where they thought it ought to be they would take it where they could get It and take it as they might get it. He thought posfibly the Nicaraguan rout?; was regarded as too great a competitor of the transcontinental railways. He said the democrats are not proud of the part this government ha:', taken, but they recognize a fact as a fact. He said that virtually it had been confessed that if Colombia dares to land a'sold'er in the new born republic of Panama new born with the birth foreseen and aider! as I believe, from Paris and from Washington t'ne Uni ted States will treat it ;is an act of war. After some further remarks on the same line, Mr. Williams closed as fol lows: "If the president refuses to obey the plain words of (ho Spooner act ap proved by him .perhaps suggested by him; if he is going to .override the law; if, after having waited a reason able time to enter into a treaty with Colombia," lie now refuses to obey the language of that law and proceed to try and negotiate .1 treaty with Costa Rica and Nicaragua, then in God's name hurry up' your canal." No conclusion . was reached on the pension bilk when the committee rose and the house adjourned till Monday. Mr. Hearst of New York introduced a bill in the. house today to establish a parcel post. It provides for try; classification of mail matter, defining the kind that shall be earred in the different classes. o- -, OUR GOOD OFEICES They Have Been Exerted in Behalf of Colombia The Plan of a Peace Between That Country and Venezuela Has Been Arranged by Mr. Bower. Washington, Dec. 11. Through the efforts of Herbert B. Iiowen, the Amer ican minister to Venezuela, that coun try and Colombia are 011 the vergs of an agreement by which they will re new diplomatic relations. Mr. Eowen, whe is In Washington on his way back to Caracas, from The Hague, where he represented the peace powers before the Hague tribunal, has had a conference with General Rey s, Colombia's special minister here, and as a rssult that official will cable President Marroquin, urging an adopt ion of the plan proposed by the Amer ican minister. Mr. Rowen will use his goo-d oilicos with President Castro to fellow the course he has outlined. General Reyes tonight returned the? call -it Mr. Iiowen and the two spent rnire time in furth?r conference re garding the relations of the two coun tries. Thy touched also on the events on the isthmus. General Reyes realizes that Mr Ro'.ven Is cmphitie In the be lief that it will be impossible for the United States to retrace the step it has taken cn t'ne isth'mus. Colombia and Venezuela have for" nonie lime been on bad terms, each country accusing the ether of aiding revolutions against its neighbor and the feeling finally grew so bitter that diplomatic relations were br ken. In Tan-Ami-ricaa circles tonight, the news that Mr. Powc-n had succeeded in bringing the two countries together has caused considerable comment, and it is regarded as an imiortant factor toward the establishment of ieace in the northern part cf South America. o WHY DAVIS WAS ASSAULTED. An Explanation of the Alexandretta Affair. Washington, I) C. Dec. 11. Chekib Bey, the Turkish minister here today filed with the state department an ex planation from the minister for foreign affairs of Turkey of the Alexandretta affair stating in effect that. United States Consul Davis, sought to procure the iflegal emigration of a Turkish subject, and failing in this, attacked and beat tfco Turkish police and then took to the steamer. . . The state department has had par tial advices from Minister Leishmau and is waiting the- completion of his investigation. A GUNBOAT AGROUND. Philadelphia, Dec. 11 The United States giib-at Castine, which left League Island navy yard for Key West, was aground in the- Delaware? river nenr Marcus Hook, fifteen miles from here, between high tides today. At high tide this evening the tug Samoset, with the aid of the Castlne's engines, floated the little warship. Sh is apparently uninjured. A NERVY ESCAPE. A Murderer Who Wi!l Probably Not bo Hanged Next Week. Gal way. N. W. T.. Dec. 11. Ernest Cashcll. sentenced to death for mur der, made a daring escape from jail. Wheii his cell was searched last night, Cashcll drew two revolvers, forced the three guards into a cell, locked them in. took; the keys and walked out. He was to have been hanged on next Tuesday. Highly Improved Subur ban Ranch. f0 acres highly improved, all in alfalfa, 10 room house, windmill, running water, bath rooms and all modern convenience.1!. At great bargain. SO acres four miles south east of Phoenix, splendid soil for market gardening. .$1,200 Several extra good bargains in 20 and 40 acre highly improved ranches. Amnle funds loaned at lowest ES rates to assist purchasers. 'Homeseekers cheerfully furnish ed with full information. I DWIGHT B.HEARD J STAR DYE WORKS. Geo. E. Godfrey, Prop. Expert ' cleaning, dyeing and repair ing of ladies and gents' garments. 23 South First ave, 'ph,ono Red 533. THOSE PIECES OP-PIPE. Regarding the noise which has been made c oncerning the discovery of some defective pipe. Superintendent Heap of the Phoenix Water company said, yes terday: "Here are the facta. Everybody ad mits that cast-iron pipe is the best material for water mains, but cast iron is always cast-iron. In the pro cess of molding, blow-holes from the entrance of air may occur, and this makes the casting defective. For this reason no foundry will guarantee that every piece of the product shall be serviceable. Our specifications upon which the contracts with the pipe manufacturers are based, call for the best cast-iron pipe, all of which must be subjected to the standard hydro static pressure before shipment. Not withstanding all these precautions, however, a certain percentage of the pipe has these unavoidable defects. Kvery Feet ion of pipe that we are put ting in undergoes a rigid scrutiny, and any section that is found to be imper fect Is laid aside and will go to the scrap pile. "The samples that they are showing around town are from these piece' that we threw away, and they know. it. It is an unfair and despicable piece of work and is intended to deceive thoughtless citizens. " "When the Tempe waterworks were finished they had a large lot of pip that had blowholes in it, which they had thrown aside, and this was brought to Phoenix and Fold to the foundry for scrap iron. We shall have to . stand a considerable I033 in the same way. "But it would be a still greater loss to us should w e lay any Imperfect pipe in our new system, as the pres ence of a very small quantity of leaky pipe in our mains would greatly lessen the efficiency of the whole system. And we are reconstructing the entire sys tem with a view to obtaining the high est possible eflleiency." U. S. STEEL ACTIVE Bat its Effect on the StccK List is not Animating. There was less activity in today's stuck, market, and the dealings were more congested in a few stocks. Unit ed States Steel pfd. was between three and four times as active as any ether stock In the list and it was pressed upoa the market diligently all day. STOCK. Atchison C7;do. pfd.. 92-;i: N. J. Central 155; C. & O.. 32Vfe; Big Four 73; C. & S.. 14; do. pfd., 53V: do. 2d. pfd., 22lA: File 29Vb; Great Northern pfd., 160 Marhattan, ex-div. lWi; Met ropolitan 121 'i; Mo. Pac. 02U; N. Y. Central 117; Penna. 116: St. L. & S. F. pfd., 60;; do 2d. pfd.. 44JJ: St. Paul 140; So. Pac. 46; Union Tac. 76; Amal. Ccpper 45; Sugar 123; Anaconda ffi; U. S. Steel 10; do. pfd., f2'.;: W. IT. :.6'2; Santa Fe Cop. 1. BONDS. Ref. 2s. reg. llOVi. coupon 116; 3s. rcg. ami coupon 1"7',4: New 4s. reg. and coupon 133 ; old 4s. rcg. 10.t, cou pon 110; 0s. rcg. and coupon lOlVt- METAL. New York, Dec. 11. Copper after opening rather lower abroad rallied and closed unchanged at f.r6 17s. 6d. for fiiot, and 5s. lower at 56 5s. for futures. Locally copper was. firmer, owing to reports of a better export de mand. Lake is quoted tt 12.37V.1j 12.50; electrolytic at 12.25& 12.37 Viand casting at !2.12i5i 12.25. Lead waa unchanged at 4.25 and al so unchanged in London, clcc.ing at. 11 Is. Cd. Spelter was unchanged here: at 5.25 for spot and 4.75 fcr December deliveries, theFo prices being mere or. less nominal. In London Fpelter was unchang?d nt 21 2a. 6d. Bar silver, 54'4. Mexican dollars, 41. CATTLE AND SHEEP. 1 Chicc.go, Dec. 11. Cattle: Receipts, 2,500. Market dull. Good to prime steers, $4.0O'ff5.65; poor to medium. $3.00ft4.75; stockers and feeders, Sl.75fo3.90; cows, Sl.50tft3.90; heifers, S1.75W450; canners. n.50fi;2.30; bulls, $1.75(4.00; calves, S2.00(fr5.25. Sheep Receipts 5,000; sheep lower; lambs steady; gold to choice wethers. $3.50(7(4.50; fair to choice mixed, $2.50Tj 3.35; western Fheep, $2.25fi 3.50; native lambs, S OO'i('5.85; western lambs, $3.50 5.70. O'BRIEN AND RYAN. Chicago. Dee. 1 1. Philadelphia Jack O'Brien and Tommy Ryan were to- . night matched for a six-round bout in ; Philadelphia. The contest w ill prob ably, be held on Christmas day. o GULF & ORIENT ASSURED It Will be Built to the Pacific Within Two Tears. Kan:-as City. Dec. 11. Arthur K. Sti-'wcll. pcesident of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient railway, arrived here today from the City of Mexico, where he went immediately after re turning to the United States a month ago, atter an extended trip to Kurope. In an interview, Mr. Stilwell said that he had interested 200 prominent men in Europe In the railway and had se cured $5,009,000 frcm the Holland stock holders In addition to the amount pre viously subscribed by the capitalists of that country. Mr. Stilwell exhibited a list of for- eign stockholderss, secured on his trip, and said: "Ihe list Includes some of the best known financiers in England, Fiance, Italy and Germany, to say nothing of the Holland stockholders al ready in the enterprise. "The completion of the Orient sys tem is now fully assured, nnd we ex lect to be in complete operation from Kansas City to Pert Stilwell, on the Pacific coast, within two years." CROSSED THE SUIT Republican Opposes, Demo crat Supports Cuban Bill Senator Patterson of Colorado AsKs Congress to Give his State a Repub lican Form of Government. Washington, Dec. 11. There were two speeches in the senate today cn the Cuban reciprocity bill, one of them a statement by a democrat, in support of the bill, and the other by a republican, in cppc?Itlon to It. The opposing speech was made by Mr. Bard, cf Cali fornia, who contended that the United States was under no obligation to give further aid t Cuba, especially if to do so we must pursue a course injurious to our cwn industries. Mr. McCreary of Kentucky made his maiden speech in the senate and sup ported the bill as in line with our course toward Cuba and especially he believed it to be a step toward tariff reform. He eald that the protec tive policy of the United States had al ready brought about retaliation by Germany and he predicted that other European nations, possibly including Great Britain, would soon follow, the example set by that country. Senator Patterson today introduced a resolution directing the committee on Judiciary to investigate singes ainonsr the metallifeious miners of Cripple Creek," Colorado. The resolution was preceded by a long preamble, giving an outline of the history of the strike and of the declaration of martial Taw by the governcr of the stata and the es tablishment of a press censorship. The preamble closes in the following language: "Whereas, bv reason of the doings and attitude of the governor of said Flate, the courts of the Ftats have been rendered peweritss to relieve its citi zens of the wrongs and outr:igr' com mitted against them by the military authorities of the state, and to protect the citizens thereof in all or any of their constitutional rights, and, "Whereas, the legislature oi the stat cannot convene until Janu'iry. K'05, un less the governor may call in extra ordinary session, which he has repeat edly said he would not do, and by rea son of the inability of the courts of the state to enforce their writs f:r tii-J relief of citizens from military out rage and inisru.e, and because the los islature cannct convene for irore than a year from the present date, to adopt remedial legislation, and the govern ment of the Ftate is wholly by reason of the arbitration of unconstitutional action of the governor of the state at his mercy and under his control, and, "Whereas, the constitution cf the United States guarantees to each state a republican form of government, "Resolved, that the Judiciary com mltee be and hereby is directed to make an investigation of air matters connected with the existing labor strikes In the state of Colorado, and as to the manner In which the same have been conducted, and as to the conduct of the governor of the state in the us of the military in the counties, in which said strike exists and as to whether or not there is at present a republican fcrm of government in said state and in the several counties thereof, and what, if any, legudatirh may be proper and necessary to maintain in said state a republican form of government; and to this end, said committee may ap lwint a sub-committee to visit Colorado for the takiinr of testimony with such powers for commanding the attend ance of witnesses, and the employment of clerks and stenographers, as shall by tho senate be conferred." o A CABINET MEETING. Washington, D. C, Dec. .11. Today's cabinet meeting was comparatively brief. Some matters relating to the situation in Panama were discussed but in the absence of the secretary of state, Mr. Hay, who is ill, no definite action was taken. ON THE BABY Coffee Even the Babies Thrive On. The . little daughter of a College President was saved by -the use of Postum Food Coffee at a time when she could not take any solid food. ' Baby's aunt says: "My sister and her husband (who is President of a College in Georgia) visited me last Christmas and their little baby two months old was very sick. I thought It was not properly nourished so I be gan feeding it on Postum which 1 have used In my own home for yeara with such grand results. "You wouid be surprised to know- how that little thing improved. Sister had been feeding it on artificial food that did not agree with it. The baby continued to get stronger all the time we were feeding her on Postum and when sister left here she took Postum with her for she feels certain that with Postum to fed the baby on she is sure of good healthy nourishing food drink." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Postum is made of tho purest cereals with absolutely no medication ' what ever and when boiled according to di rections it is heavy with food value and a great nourisher and rebuilder as well as a delicious drink. It is also a specific for all of the dozens of dif ferent diseases caused by coffee. Trial proves this. Look in each package for , a copy of the famous little book, "The Road to tVellville." SPECTATORS HISSED. An Unsatisfactory California Heavy Weight Fight. Colma Cala.. Dec. 11 Jack Johnson, champion colored heavy-weight was given the decision at the end of the twentieth round over Bandy Ferguson at Colma Club tonight. It was a poor fight, neither contest ant showing any desire to force the fighting. The principals were re peatedly hissed by the spectators. Johnson did most of the leading but his blows lacked force. Both men left the ring without a mark of punish ment. Betting on the fight was 10 to 4 with Johnson the favorite. About 2.500 people were Inottendance. ' 1 O" 1 1 . ' NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN. In the Case of Gen. Arthur's Honolulu Interview. Washington, Dec. 11. The state ments attributed to Gen. MacArthur In last night's dispatches from Hono lulu In which he is alleged to hav predicted a war in the immediate fu ture between the United States and Germany have come to the notice of Secretary Root. In an Interview the secretary naid today that he did not regard the case as calling for action by him inasmuch as the dispatch quoted General Mac Arthur as saying that the statements in Cel. Tones, report did not correctly represent his views. A STATEHOOD HEARING. Tho Claims of New Mexico Presented t3 the House Committee. Washington, Dec. 11. The house committee on territories today gave a hearing on the New Mexico statehood bill. Territorial Senator Richardson, ex Governor Prince and Delegate Rodey, of New Mexico, and Mayor Parke, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, made state mtnts concerning the resources, wealth, population and general conditions of the territory. o JAPANESE DIET DISSOLVED. Tokio, Dec. 11. The diet has been dissolved. Hope had been entertained in official circles that -in. view of th extraordinary nature of the step taken by the lower house yesterday in its re ply to the speech from the throne, the vote on the reply would be reversed : today. j The allied parties, however, at meet- ings held outside the diet decided that the action taken should not be re versed and the dissolution followed. RETURN OF MITCHELL. Ir-dlanapolis, Dec. 11. John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers of America, has returned from Colo rado. He will leave tomorrow for Washington to attend a meeting of the executive board of the American Federation of Labor. C. F. & I. REORGANIZATION Outline of a Plan to Put it on a Firm Financial Basis. New York, Dec. 11.-A committee consisting of Jas. A. Blair, W. L. Dull, Otto T. Barnard, Philip Lehman and John B. Borne, was organized today, to assist la placing the affairs of th j Colorado Fuel and Iron company- on a satisfactory and permanent financial basis. The committee in an address to hold ers of Colorado Fuel five per cent de- benturea, finds that the sum of $13,000, CC4) will b"e required to recover the property recently sold by the ctmpany ami at the time to provide sufficient : money to complete improvements now under way. The plan of the committee provides for the creation of a funding mortgage to be made by the company or by another corporation to secure an Issue of bonds, which, with a stock increase of $6,200,000, will be used to provide the necessary funds and also In exchange for present debentures. The new security will be a five per cent geld bond, supported by a con solidated first mortgage upon all the properties recently sold by the stock holders. Stockholders will be asked to authorize the increase of the existing common stcck by about $6,200,000. This stock, together with the bonds, will be used to procure the money necessary for the purpose of the company. A syndicate representing a majority of the company has agreed to convey the properties recently sold to the fuel company or to the committee for the price, at . which they were acquired, plus a reasonable interest. The syndi cate also agrees to underwrite, with out commissions, as much of the pro posed new issue of bonds and stock as may bo needed to provide the cash re quirements, receiving a one $1,000 bond and $200 of stock for each $800 paid; also te offer the bends and stocks un derwritten to stockholders at the" un der writing price, waiving for its mem bers as stockholders the right to par ticipate. The syndicate further agrees fo offer such part of bonds and stock so under written as are net taken by the stock holders to the depositing debenture holders in the proportion of their hid ings at the underwriting price to the syndicate. Such cf the bonds and stock so underwritten and not taken by st'Kjkholdt-rs or debenture holders-will be taken and paid for by the-syndicate at the price named. . The plan provides for the payment of the next maturing coupon of de bentures deposited under the prcposed plan, in case such plan shall become operative. No debentures will be re ceived after December 1, 1903, save in tho dlfcretlon of the committee and and upon puch terms as may be im posed. Thf committee states that it is acting in harmony with the officers and directors of the company, also with representatives of the majority stock of the company. HEATH ABSENT He Did Not Accompany the Committee to White House WORK OF THE FIRST DAY Most of the Business Went Over Until To-day Revision of the Member ship of National Convention Will not be Brought up at This Time. Washington. D. C. Dec. 11. T: national republican committee. pr : sided over by Senator M. A. llann:. met at the Arlington Hotel today for ! the purpose of deciding the time anI 'jilace 0 the next national republic! I convention. After a brief session at' which Sen ator Ha ana congratulated ihe co-nmit-tee on its na't achievements an 1 in dicted future success, the commitf.? paid Its respects to President Roo velt at the White House. The ex change of greetings between the preM dent and the committee was most cor dial. A small amount of routine business vas laid before the committee t.y Secretary Perry S. Heath. At ih- session today'most of the business on the motion of Senator Scott of Weft Virginia, was referred to the execume ression to be held tomorrow. 0n. C. R. Bray ton of Rhode Island who ha-i announced that he would present a resolution for a revision of the hasi of membership in the national conven tion stated that on conferring ith the members since his arrival i Washington he had decided not to bring up the question at this time. St. Louis and Chicago, which seerr to be the chief rival cities for the con vention are maintaining headquarte-fr tit the Arlington and will be given an opportunity to present their claims ir. the morning session tomorrow. This afternoon the committee pro ceeded to the White House. Afte v:aiting a few minutes in the reen par'or the president entered and w heartily greeted by the committee. Chairman Hanna said as he shook Mr. Roosevelt's hand: "Mr. President. I have the honor to present enmasse t"v? members of the republican national committee. In my experience with this body of men I have found thent all true, loyal republicans ready t. support the principles of the republi can party at all times." ' President Roosevelt replied: "Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen: It Is a peculiar pleasure to me to greet her the men to whom not merely the party but the country has owed so much in the immediate past, and the men t whom both party and country will owe so much in the immediate future." This sentiment was applauded. "You had better pass around th room Mr. President and shake hand with each one," remarked Senator Hanna. "All right," responded the president. "1 was Just wondering which was tho best way to get at them." "Ycu will have 110 trouble in getliri? at. these fellows." responded Senator Hanna, "they are all anxious to see ycu." As the laugh subsided the president remarked, bowing to Senator Hanna: "I have t-al at the foet of Gamaliel." He then, passed around the room and shock hands with each member, after which a photograph of th? commute was taken on the iortico cf the White House with the president and Scnatir Hanna in the center. Secretary Heath did not acccmany thi? committee to the White Hou-e. Tomorrow the session will begin at 10 o'clcck. when time will be given to the committees representing the cities desiring the convention to pre sent their claims. The deaths since the last meeting o tho following members were announc ed as follows:" Bonner of Montana; Gibbs of New York: Webster of South Carolina: Beat, of New Hampshire and Elliot of Michigan.. On motion of Senator McComas. a committee of three was authorised to prescribe the manner of selecting dele gates from the district of Columbia to the national convention. J. Hampton Moore, president of tht National League of Republican Clubs, addressing the committee, said that th-j national league, directed as it I by the young men of the country, desires the co-operation of the committee. The work was national, state and munici pal, and ho urged that in the course of the deliberations of the committee the league be looked aiter. It had. h said, a willingness to work. Mr. Hanai said he knew- of the work of the Icgue and he felt that wme recognition should be made of the lea gue and referred to the u?xt national committee. FAGIN LOST. Chicago, Dec. 11. Buddy Ryan won the decision over Henry Fagin. in a six round contest here tonight. Ryan scored a decided lead in every round with the exception of the first, which was slightly in favor of' Fagin. YOUNG PETER'S VICTORY. Baltimore, Dec. 11, Young Peter Jackson, of this city knocked out Bo Long, of Chicago in the e leventh round of the twenty-round bout tonight be fore the Eureka club. Both are colored middleweights. A DEAD MILLIONAIRE . Salinas. Cal.. ' Dec. 11. Jess- P. Carr. a well known California pioneer, politician und millionaire land own-r. died this morning at his home her aged S3. o COLOMBIANS TURNED BACK. Washington, Dec. 11. Information has reached the navy department to the effect that the Colombian troops which were said to "have landed at the mouth of Altrato river to march on the Isthmus, have been withdrawn.