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VOL. 30 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1903. IS PAGES SO. 205. STATEMENTS OE MORGAN CHALLENGED BY HANNA Alabama Senator Declared Tbal President McKinley favored the Nicaraguan Line DELIVERED HIS SPEECH RECLINING IN A CHAIR Venerable Statesman Declares Hit “Limbs Were as Shaky as the Re publican Party In the Face pf Truth"—Cpncludes. Washington, November 24.—The Panama question was again the leading topic un der consideration by the senate today, and Mr. Morgan was again the speaker of the day. He continued his review of the history of the efforts to secure an Isth mian canal, and declared that to the President's ambition to secure the credit of a uniquo administration must be credited the favoritism manifested by him toward the Panama route. He asserted that President McKinley had favored the Nicaragua line, and this statement was challenged by Mr. Hanna, who said he knew of his own personal knowledge that Mr. McKinley had urged the most care ful investigation after he had learned that the Panama canal property was available. The question of committee assignments was again postponed, as also was the motion to reconsider the vote on the New land's Joint resolution concerning the an nexation of Cuba. Routine Business. Immediately after the convening of the senate today President Pro Tern Frye pre sented an invitation from the governor 3f Louisiana, Inviting the senate to at ;end the ceremonies incident to the cele nratlon of the one hundredth anniversary of the transfer of Louisiana territory to 'he United States. He also referred to a question raised yesterday as to whether concurrent resolutions of congress require the approval of the President in order to render them operative. He said it had never been the practice to send Such a resolution to the President but he read the provisions of the constitution boring on the subject which makes no distinc tion between concurrent resolutions and joint resolutions, and remarked that he did not know how congress had been able to escape from the constitutional require ment. The suggestion of the chair led to a dis cussion to a point by Senators Spo^uei. i Hale. Piatt, Conn and Tillman. Without disposing of the subject the senate passed to routine business, after which Mr. Carmack's resolution for the investigation of the conduct of the post office was laid before the senate and upon motion of Mr. Penrose was referred to the committee on postoftice and post roads. Mr. Morgan was then recognized to con tinue his speech on the Panama canal question. As on yesterday he sharply criticised the course of the administra tion and of others who oppose the Nica ragua route. As to Panama, the senator said an elab orate treaty had been prepared, a com mission sent here, and then sent back again to create a government with power to ratify a treaty. He charged that the treaty with Colombia nad been drawn largely by corporation lawy-r? Speak ing of the report of the isthmian canal commission favorable to the Panama route, Mr. Morgan characterized ihat re port as "the dynamite that has rent In twain the republic of Colombia." Spoke of Dead President. He said further that the report was a desperate adventure. He declared that If Mr. McKinley had lived tin protocol with Nicaragua and Costa Rica would have been observed But he Is dead." the senatjr went < n, and a new Richmond curies upon the held, and he seems not to feel the obli ation of good faith when a more entlc ,g held for the unique administration breaks upon the vision of this ambitious plrlt.” He declared that it was President Roos evelt's ambition to have ail the glory cf constructing the canal fo' Ills own ad ministration. "Has the President,” he asked, "any excuse for his argument to carry into effect the agreement with Nica ragua and Costa Rica, unless it be re sentment toward Colombia, and gratifica tion of personal ambition, which the law deprives him of the further power to in dulge? Whatever the Incentive, he will fail to carry the people with 1dm In his wild and Inexcusable raid. ’ Destroyed Rights. No plea of "reasons of state'' would be acceptable, for, he said, "reasons of state are out of place In a republic, and are degarded only as the plea of a tyrant." In abandoning the McKinley policy. Mr. Morgan declared that the Presiimt had destroyed the rights already acquired at much expense of time and effort. He declared that Colombia had levied taxes to the extent of $7,000,000 and t,,at acting under the instructions of the Pres ident the secretary of state had entered Into an agreement that it might be pos sible to collect on the levy. Only the eagerness or the ambition of the Presi dent. he said, could have supplied the fulcrum for this transaction. At this point, and after having spoken for two hours. Mr. Morgan requested the privilege of taking his seat, while he con tinued his delivery. There was no ob jection and the venerable senator sat down, remarking under hts breath as he did so. "My old limbs are getting shaky under me. as the republican party must be In the presence of truth.” Mr. Morgan reviewed at length tlic Co lombian revolution of M2, declaring that Marroquln's triumph was due not to his awn prowess, but to the assistance of the United States. Burn the Bridges. “All roads that the President travels,” said, "lead to the Panama canal, but some of his discrete friends should cau tion him not to burn the bridges behind him." That war had. he said, deserved the commendation of all christiendom be beesuse of the brutality of Marraquln's condnrt. and yet notwithstanding this conduct was such as would have done dts. credit to the bearer of a scalping knife or tomahawk, the United States was the TELLS WHY HE QUIT THE BRITISH CABINET Duke of Devonshire Makes First Speech Since Resigning HAD GRAVE MISGIVINGS Could Not Express Unqualified Confi dence In Policy of Cabinet—Free Food Leaguers Attend Demon stration in Queen's Hall. r London, November 24.—The Duke of Devonshire presided and was the speaker at a demonstration in Queen’s Hall her© tonight under the auspices of the Free Food League. It was the Duke's first public speech sinVe his resignation as lord president of the council and the first really important meeting of the free food ers, as an offset to the active propa ganda of the tariff reform league. The Duke outlined the object of the constitution of the free food league, which he pointed out was formed a few months before the government's declaration of its fiscal policy, and therefore could not have been formed for any purpose of hos tility to the government. The name of the league indicates the purpose thereof. Ther might be differences of opinion con cerning the act to which retaliation might legitimately go. Some members or tne league were uut. altogether opposed to some form of pro tection. but they were all united and pre pared to resist to the utmost the imposi tion of any protective taxation on food or protective duties generally. He himself claimed the right to oppose anything in the nature of a return to protection. Prolonged cheering followed this state ment of the Duke. The speaker said that while the fiscal policy was not yet a party question, there was nothing which the advocates of the scheme which ema nated irom the brain of a single eminent statesman would like better than a gen eral election which would turn on this question alone. This reference to Joseph Chamberlain was greeted with mingled cheers and hisses. The duke said the meeting was one of unionists, desiring to urge on the gov ernment the danger of taking a certain course, and the expediency of resisting a certain course. It was not the policy of ■ the-wiiowtets-government which was be fore the country. The public liked a clear issue and such an issue had been placed before them by Mr. Chamberlain, who left the government in order that he might be free. Cheers and hisses again followed this mention of Mr. Chamber lain. The speaker said he had tendered his resignation because he could not, as the representative of the government In the house of lords, express unqualified con fidence in the policy of the cabinet con cerning which he had grave misgivings, and insufficient knowledge. Had he been assured that a moderate use of the pro posed power of retaliation would be made by the premier, he still might be a mem ber of the government. He was opposed to the taxation of food because he thought such taxation was the keynote of the entire policy to which he took exception. Should the price of food be raised some compensation must be given to the working men. The Duke of Devenshire said he was prepared to prove that Mr. Chamberlain’s Glasgow budget would entail a tremendous loss to the consumer, while the working man's ex penses would be increased 10 per cent. The following resolution was passed by an overwhelming vote: “This meeting, while prepared to con sider in a friendly spirit any measure the government may submit to parliament in special cases for mitigating the effects of hostile tariffs, is of the opinion that strenuous opposition should be offered any fiscal policy involving the protective tax ation of food and the establishment of a general preferential or protective sys tem.” ally of that leader throughout the con flict. He referred especially to Marro quln’s confiscations and decrees and said that President Roosevel^ must have known of them. At this point, and after speaking for about three hours, Mr. Morgan conclud ed his prepared speech by saying that he had no objection to the adoption of the motion to make the committee assign ments, which motion had been utilized by him as the basis for his speech. Mr. Hanna challenged the statement of Mr. Morgan that President McKinley had been favorable to the Nicaragua route. Hanna and Morgan Clash. "I know of my own personal knowl edge." he said, “that when in 1899 It became known that the Panama com pany's property could be purchased, he gave the question serious consideration and investigation, and at his instance provision wah made in the river and har bor bill for an appropriation of $100,000 for the investigation of all routes. That this request was made because of his Interest In the Panama proposition, I know of my own personal knowledge. President Mc Kinley had decided to follow the recom mendation of his commission, and that is what the present executive Is doing; so there has been no change of policy." Mr. Morgan replied that he had spoken only from the public record of President McKinley and not from knowledge of his private views. "I know." he said, "that he entered Into compacts with Nicaragua and Costa Rica to secure the Nicaragua route and there is no record to show that he changed his mind." Mr. Hanna—It Is incorrect to say that President McKinley preferred Nicaragua. 1 know better. It was only the high price of the Panama property that deterred him.” At 4:10 p. m. the senate went Into execu tive session, adjourning a few minutes later. President Will Attend Funeral. Washington, November 24.—President and Mrs. Roosevelt will attend the funer al of the President's uncle, James K. Gra de, in New York, next Friday. Upon their arrival In New oYrk they will go to the residence of the President's sister, Mrs. Houglas Robinson, in Madison ave nue. The President and Mrs. Roosevelt will return probably on the 12:35 train. For a good cup of coff»». Geiders, 110 N. Twentieth street. --— Political Condition in York Stale Anything Cut Encouraging LOST VOTES BY MEDDLING _ Hanna for President Is Gently Whis pered, But the John Hay Boom Appears to Be the More Formidable. Washington. November 24.—(Special.)— The President is no doubt badly frighten ed at the political conditions which con front him In his own state. He know* full well that the quarrel over there be tween Platt and Odell is hurting him all over the country and he is trying the best he knows how to bring harmony out of discord. But the President has no diplomacj', as was conclusively shown In the disastrous results attending his con ference at the w’hite house a few week* ago with the Maryland republicans, for he made matters worse for his party. As one leader expressed it: "He cut «• ten thousand votes for his meddling." The President may have hotter luck tonight with his white house guests, Platt, Odell and Dunn. He is going to give them the best dinner that can be gotten out of the executive mansion, and after the feast, while over the cvoffee and cigars, he will appeal to them for God’s sake and hi* sake to come together and be good. Love One Another. Each one of the three will protest that they not only love him but love one an other, and leave him enraptured, though it will not be many days before the same i discord and sounds assail his cars from I the empire state. From the best repu#li- I can sources it can be said that it Is all up for Roosevelt over there. The stars have not yet spoken but the sun has and this is the way it talks today. Mr. Payne said last night at the Hol land house that he wished to reiterate a statement that he has frequently made of late, towit: a? Will Lose New York State. "If goose Veit is nominated for Presi dent next year he will lose the state of New York by 100,000 plurality.” Many republicans discussed the ques tion yesterday, hut declined to give their views for publication. The stalenient is made in high political circles that If things continue to drift as they are In the | republican party the availability of Pres ident Roosevelt for the nomination next year will be very greatly questioned in the republican national convention and It was said more pointedly than ever yesterday that Senator Marcus Alonzo Hanna cannot, by interviews or letter or anything he may say or write, stop the boom for htafisdf which was precipitated on the night the polls closed in Ohio No vember 3, when that tremendous plural ity of 114,000 was piled up for the repub lican candidate for governor, Col. Myron T. Herrick. The Sun, on the authority of republi cans, said twenty-four hours later that that vote in Ohio would be a menace to President Roosevelt and as was printed in the Sun yesterday morning, many re publicans are beginning to doubt the ad visability of nominating President Roose velt, and yet the same number of re pub’lcans doubt the advisability of nom inating Senator Hanna for the presidency. Hay the Man. Republicans say that the Roosevelt ad ministration at Washington and the Han na folks who are closed to the Roosevelt administration would not in any way raise a finger against the nomination of the Hon. John Hay, secretary of state, the man who has steered the United States successfully through all its for eign entanglements for the last few years. Indeed the republicans said yesterday that there was more in this Hay business than some would like at first blush. And another one of th*> republican papers In New York, the Evening Post, says: “Fear that New York will go democrat ic In. the election is written on the coun tenance of every republican politician. The victory of McClellan In Manhattan and Brooklyn in spite of many demo critic votes against him indicate that when the full party strength is enlisted New York city may easily roll up a ma jority of 100,000 for a conservative demo cratic candidate. Republicans Are Anxious. ”To overcome such odds the republi can leaders will have the struggle of their lives, for Odell carried the state for governor by less than 9000. These facts alone are enough to account for the eager buzzings In the corridors of the Fifth Avenue hotel and the anxious look on every face In the amen corner, but to add to the excitement the relations between Platt and Odell are apparently more strained than ever. The senate and house are still at log gerheads over the fatal adjournment and the probabilities are that it will remain so until the regular session begins next Monday week. In the meantime the little row has cost the members of congress their mileage which is no Insignificant sum for them. It Is especially a severe loss to those western members who left Washington for their homes a week ago Thursday for the sole purpose of captur ing their mileage. General Booth in Liberia. Paris, November 24.—General Booth is meeting with much success here in his plan for extending the Salvation army throughout Europe. It Is announced that the general has purchased 3000 acres of land In Liberia for the purpose of estab lishing an Industrial settlement. CHICAGO STRIKE SETTLER AT LAST Mayor Harrison and Committees Reach Agreement VICTORY FOR THE COMPANY The Company Agreed to Reinstate All Strikers—Traffic Will Be Resumed On All Lines Today—All Par ties Appear Satisfied. Chicago. November 25.—The strike of the employes of the Chicago City rail way company was settled at an early hour this morning at a conferenee be tween the mayor and aldermanic peace commission. President Hamilton, E. R. Bliss, counsel for the company, and the executive board of the local union of the strikers. The basis on which the set tlement was reached Is a complete victo ry for the company as far as the original demands of the men are concerned. The agreement reached will be ratified at a meeting of the men at 9 o'clock this morning and it Is expected that traffic on all the lines of the company will be resumed today. The only important con cession made by the company was an agreement to reinstate all the strikers. Including the outside unions, who went out In sympathy with the trainmen, with the exception of those who resorted to violence during the trouble. The arbi tration of the wage scale Is to be accord ing to the wages paid out of Chicago and not on the baslH of the local street rail ways. These are the two points that have been a stumbling block to a possi ble adjustment of the strike for the past week. Demanded Higher Wages. The company has Insisted that it pays higher wages than any similar corporation in the country. The men were fearful that the arbitration on the scale paid in other cities would decrease their wages and they fought stubbornly for the it point. The original demands of the union was as follows: 1. An increase of wages amounting to 4 cents an hour for nil men employed on the electric lines: before the strike the men offered to accept one cent an hour. Both sides were at all times willing to ar bitrate the w if,* hCHUt, ti * basis of arbi tration being the sole point at issue and on this the rompany wins. 2 . The employment of none but union men. On this point the company wins. 3. That the officials of the local union be given the right to say what men shall be discharged and their discharge not to stand if it did not meet the approval of the union. On this point the company wins. 4. The right of the union to route cars, It being claimed by them that a man was compelled to he on duty from fifteen to twenty-four hours In order to make a full days pay. On this point the company wins. 6. Demanded by the union after sym pathetic strikes had been started by fire men, engineers, electrical workers and teamtsers within two days after signing contracts, that all men should be taken back and given their former position. The agreement is that all men not guilty of violence toward the company during the strike are to be taken back. Others will remain out. This is the only advantage otbalned by the strikers. New Trunk Line. Ever since the inauguration of the strike, thirteen days ago. the company has been gradually gaining the upper hand of the men. Under police protection traffic was opened on the Wentworth j avenue branch of the system twenty-four hours after the strike was declared and i the service has been gradually increased ever since. On the third day of the j strike another trunk line was opened for | the patronage of the public and since I that time three other important branches ■ have been put in operation, making a * total of five lines that have been oper ated with non-union crews while the strike was on DEATH CLOSES AN EYEHTFUL CAREER COUNTESS OF EUSTON. WHO SUC CESSFULLY FOUGHT SUIT TO NULLIFY HER MARRIAGE, SUC CUMBS TO BRONCHITIS. London, November 14.—The Countess of Euston died In London today of bron chitis. The countess, who was on tho variety stage when she was married In 1871, successfully fought a suit to nullify her marriage, brought by the Karl of Euston in 1884. The case was regarded as one of the most extraordinary ever heard In the district court here. The ear) peti tioned for a separation to nullify his mar riage on the ground that when he married Kate Walsh, she had a husband named Cook alive. The successful defense of the countess was that the man with whom she had gone through the ceremony of marriage before she married Ihe Karl of Euston, already had a wife living, so that she was free to marry the earl. ARE VICTORIOUS City of San Domingo Surren dered Amid Great Euthsiasm PRESIDENT SOUGHT REFUGE Officials Boarded a German Warship With the powering of the Na tional Colors—News Con firmed at Washington. Cape Haytien, November 24.—Dis patches received herd from Puerto Plata say that the city of San Domingo was surrendered to the revolutionists this morning, and that President Wos y Gil and his ministers took refuge on board a German warship. The dispatch further says that great enthusiasm prevails throughout the country. News Confirmed. Washington, November 24.—In a cable gram received today from Minister Powell dated Santo Domingo. November 23, he announces that the president of San Do mingo has agreed to surrender the city to the revolutionists The articles of ca pitulations tre being drawn up. The sur render. the cablegram said, will occur to morrow. Extend Armistice. Washington, November 24.—The follow ing was received at the state depart ment today from Minister Powell, dated San Domingo ytsterday: "Proposition of San Domingo govern ment is not acceptable. The revolutionists refuse to consider any other terms than Immediate surrender and resignation of the president. If the terms are not ac cepted. an assault on the city will be made hut the armistice has been extended until 6 o'clock this evening.” Story of Bombardment. New Yo k. November 24—The Clyde line steamer New York arrived today from San Domingo. Captain Marmion says the New York was at San Domingo city dur ing the bombardment. The firing con tinued throughout the three days the ship was there. A threatened attack from the opposite side of the ri’yf'.r hurried the steamer away. " It was Fourth of July fireworks ev ery night,” said the captain, “and I don’t believe the rebels could capture the city In ten years. If the money holds jut.” The purser’s boat was struck by a shell while going ashore to the custom house. On the night of November 14, while pass ing into the harbor of Samana, the New York was fired on by a battery of two guns in charge of the insurgents. Captain Marmion was told later that the ship was mistaken for a government cruiser. The captain says his ship is much larger than the Dominican war ves sels, and It was bright moonlight at the time. The shots passed high over the vessel. Asked Intervention. San Domingo, November 24.—President Wos y Gil requested the ministers of the United States, Belgium, Jlayti and Spain to Intervene in behalf of the gov ernment. The insurgents refused to ac cept the terms offered and demanded the Immediate capitulation of the city. United States Minister Powell Informed the revolutionary . chiefs that periodical revolutions ought to cease, because they interrupted commercial relations with other countries and augmented the debt of San Domingo, which was without the means to pay foreign creditors. EUGENE WARE TO RETIRE. Pension Commissioner Longs for the Solitude of Kansas Hills. Washington, November 24. — It can be announced that Eugene F. Ware, the commissioner of pensions, will retire from that office by about the middle of No vember next year, and will return to the practice of law in Kansas. His content plated action Is generally understood among Kansas politicians and has been the subject of several Interviews with the President, which has been kept se cret. The decision to resign and return to private life Is the result of his ong felt dissatisfaction with the nature of the duties of his office, a feeling chat ha.s grown steadily since the early days of his administration of that bureau. It is said the President has nut yet reached a decision as to whom be will select as Mr. Ware’s successor, though It is presumed that war service will be recognized in his choice. “POLITICAL INFLUENCE.” Hardwick of Georgia Introduces a Novel Bill. Washington, November 24. —Representa tive Hardwick of Georgia introduced a bill today making It a misdemeanor pun ishable by a minor Imprisonment of six months and a maximum of five years to sell or In any way dispose of. for gain, political influence, or to purchase the* same. Wynn Out on Bail. Columbus. Gu., November 21. —Wilkins Wynn, who is held upon the charge of killing R. E. L. Henderson, near Hatch* achubbee. Ala., two weeks ago, ha** been allowed bail in the sqm of $2500 by Judge Benton of the Russell county court, says a special to the Enquirer Hun from Seale. Wynn admits killing Henderson, but claims defense. THIRTEEN MINERS ARE KILLED IN ARKANSAS MINE DISASTER Fort Smith, Ark,, November 24.—Thir teen miners were killed and great dam age was done by an accidental explosion of gas this afternoon In coal mine No. 20, at Bonanza. Ark., twelve miles from this city. At nightfall only six of the victims had been recovered. The explo sion occurred at 1 o'clock this afternoon. About 175 men were In the various shafts at the time. All escaped without injury except the thirteen who were employed in entry “Iv,” the scene of the explosion. The force of the explosion was terrific and timbers were torn from the wails of the passages for several hundred yards at th»* mouth of entry K. The passages were so completely obstructed that the work of rescuing the entombed men was tedious in the extreme, and several hours were consumed before the first body was found. It la thought that the gas was accidentally ignited by a miner s lamp. I The miners who escaped with the aid of others summoned from nearby shafts im mediately set about clearing the pass ages in the hope that some of the thir i teen men might have survived the ex plosion. By nightfall six bodies had been re covered 'and the rescue work was still in progress. It is now considered certain that ail of the entombed men have per ished. TESTIMONY OF HIGHLY SENSATIONAL NATURE POLITICAL WAR i IS DECLARED OFF Platt and Odell Smoke Pipe of Perpetual Peace ROOSEVELT WAS REFEREE New York Politicians Meet at the White House and Decide to Work In Harmny With Each Y Other. Washington. November 24.—Senator Thomas C. Platt and Governor Benjamin Odell of New York have reached an ab solute and entire agreement. Both are to work In perfect harmony with each other and with President Roosevelt. This in brief, It was announced, Is the net re suit of a conference held at the white house tonight. The parties to the con ference were the President, Senator Platt, Governor Odell and Col. George W. Dunn, chairman of the republican state committee of New York. For several months it has been known that political differences existed between Governor Odell and Senator Platt. These differences were of such a character as to cause concern in the mind of their friends, although they did not take the form of an align ment of factions in New York state. They grow out of state appointments originally end it Is sta.ed practically were confined to state affairs. The fear was expressed by some friends of President Roosevelt that the trouble between the Governor and Senator Platt soonpr or later might include national political features, but it can he said au thoritatively that, at no time has either Governor Odell or Senator Platt wavered i his loyalty to President Roosevelt. Yes terday Senator Platt returned from New York to Washington, accompanied by Col. Dunn. On Monday, by invitation of Pres ident Roosevelt, they took luncheon at the white house. At that time the President txpressed a strong desire that whatever differences existed between the Senator and the Governor should be adjusted. Smoke Pipe of Peace. After luncheon the President telegraph ed an invitation to Governor Odell to come to Washington to discuss the New York situation with him and Senator Platt. ! Governor Odell arrived hero today in re sponse to the invitation and he and the .other parties to the invitation dined with ' the President ar\d the YYliite House this evening. The conferenedr tonight, it was stated after the close, to he more than satisfactory. Senator Pl^tt and Governor Odell came to an absolute ^agreement. The conference was concluded shortly after 10 o’clock. Return Home. Colonel Dunn will leave for New York tomorrow morning. Both Senator Platt and Governor Odell have announced their desire that President Roosevelt next year ; should be nominated and elected . It can ■ he stated, however, that at the conference tonight the subject of national politics , was not considered except in so far as New York state politics naturally merged 1 into national affairs. At midnight Gov- I ernor Odell left here for New York. _—_ GREEN GOODS MEN GET THREE YEARS NORTH CAROLINA FARMER WHO WAS FLEECED OUT OF $175 AP PEARS AGAINST MEN WHO SWINDLED HIM. New York. November 24.—Willie Robin son of Sandy Mush. Buncombe county. N. j C\, who came here In answer to a green ' goods advertisement In October and was | swindled out of $175, appeared before Judge Newburger in general sessions to- j ! day against Frederick Williams and Ed- ! ward Wilson. The prisoners pleaded 1 guilty and each was sentenced to three 1 years in Sing Sing. Robinson was then told he could go home. He has been in the house of deten tion to be used as a witness. Today he received $16.50 for his enforced restraint. He also had a small amount of his own, and said he would take the first train for Sandy Mush. BLEW OUT HIS BRAINS.* After Futile Attempt to Murder Wife, I Salisbury Man Suicides. Salisbury, N. C., November 24 —Boyd Troxler. a white farmer, living five miles j | from Salisbury, attempted to kill his wife i today. She swore out a warrant against hlin and an officer was sent to arrest him. He drew a pistol on tlie officer, who com manded him to throw up ids hands. Trux lor then put a revolver to his own head and blew out his brains in the officer's presence. Troxler had served a term in the penitentiary. Dismissed Six Firemen. Louisville, November 24.—Chief Tyson of the fire department today dismissed six firemen for refusing to testify at the hear ing of the men churged with plotting during the progress of the old Masonic Temple fire. The five men directly charg ed with looting will be tried tomorrow by the board of safety. Arc In Open Ruptitfe. Panama. November 24.—Advices from Bogota show’ that the boasted union of all parties in Colombia is without foun dation. On the contrary the conserva tives are in open rupture with the na tionalists concerning the presidential and vice presidential candidates. 11 ♦ ♦ ♦ THE WEATHER. ♦ ♦ - ♦ ♦ Washington. November 24.—Fore- ♦ ♦ cast for Alabama: Fair in south- ♦ ♦ ern portion: rain in northern por- ♦ tions Wednesday: Thursday part- ♦ i ♦ ly cloudy; fresh south winds. ♦ ♦ 1 Hearing of United States Ship building Company Resumed in lew York Yesterday CHARGES OF BRIBERY ARE MADE If MR, UNTERMfEH Claims Large Sums of Money Werq Offered Nixon to Agree to Sheldon Plan of Reorganization Instead of the Assessment of Stock. f N'ew York. November 24.—After a series of postponements consuming nineteen days, which gave rise to rumors that a settlement was being arranged, the hear ing in the proceedings to make perma nent the receivership of the t'nlted States Shipbuilding company was resumed hero today. The attendance was scarcely half as large as at previous hearings. Charles M. Schwab, formerly one of the regular attendants, was not present, though rep resented by Mr. Pam. his personal coun sel. Lewis Nixon was the llrst witness today. His redirect examination was con ducted by Samuel I'ntermyer, counsel for the bondholders. Before the hearing It was arranged that the adjournment tonight should be tor two weeks on account of engagements of Mr. Nixon and ,W. D. Guthrie, counsel for the company. Both Mr. L’ntermyer and Mr. Guthrie declined to make any statement about the reported negotiation for a settlement. Mr. Nixon declared himself ignorant of the affairs of the Bethlehem Steel com pany before its acquisition by the ship building company, having made noMnves tlgatlon thereof and having relied upon tlie reports of the aceountat ' matters since that time he gen ferred Mr. I'ntermyer to the n ti.u meeting, declining to testlf' tors of record, and In regard to t of the shipbuilding securities. was on smaicur, Mr. Nixon was then caused the steps he took in oppositlo Sheldon reorganization when a merit on the stock of the sbl j comMany was suggc.ded to him ! ill. 1 loadlqy and ho and Mr. Ho j deavored to persuade Mr. 8c | consent to this plan. During t ' tlon Mr. Nixon described himsc “amateur Iri the business," and then Mr. Guthrie objected to the whole statement. Mr. I ntermyer said he had no objection to striking out Mr. Nixon's reference to “amateurism.’’ Mr. I'ntermyer offered In evidence two letters and from Charles M. Schwab to Mr. Hoadley. offering to purchase cer tain stock and bonds of the shipbuilding company. Mr. Nixon admitted that the stock and bonds referred to were those given him at the formation of the com pany in ease the Sheldotl reorganization plan was agreed to. Mr. Guthrie immedi ately objected to these letters hut Mr. I’ntermyer declared It relevent as showing that “Mr. Schwab bribed or at tempted to bribe the president of the ship building company t«> agree to a plan of re organization which he hail previously ob jected to." Mr. rntermyer thrice ' repeated this statement about attempted bribery and fi nally secur'd the admission of one of the letters, the authenticity of the other, a copy being proven. The letter was as fol lows: Schwab’s Letters. New York. November 2f*. 1903. Mr. Joseph II. Hoadley, New York. Dear Sir: Providing the I’nltod States Shipbuilding reorganization is perfected, £ hereby guarantee to take and pay foi* $100,000 of first mortgage bonds of the I’nltcd States Shipbuilding company, 25,OoO shares of preferred and 25,000 shares of common stock for the sum of $90,000, phiz interest In said bonds on or before Decem ber l. 1903. Said bonds and stocks to bo deposited with Messrs. McIntyre & Mar shall. 74 Broadway, New York, and to be exchanged for securities of the reorgan ized company as designed by agreement issued by the reorganization committee. . < Very truly yours. fSigned.) <’. M. SCHWAB. The second letter, which was later ad mitted as evidence, is as follows: New York. May 26. 1903. Mr. Joseph Hoadley, New York. Dear Sir—Providing the I’nited States Shipbuilding company reorganization is perfected. I hereby guarantee to pay to your order $10,000, amount of payment which has been made to the Sheldon syn dicate on a subscription of $100,000 mude by Howls Nixon; I also grec to have said subscription placed to my account and guarantee to have a complete release issued to said Nixon by said Sheldon syn dicate. CHARLES M. SCHWAB. “After the date of thes** letters, did or did not Mr. Hoadley get you to accept this plan?” risked Mr. Untormyer. Mr. Nixon explained in answer that Mr. Hoadley advised him to consent to the Sheldon reorganization because Mr. Schwab had refused to accept the as sessment plan and that he. Mr. Nixon, thereupon had wrote a letter recommend ing the Sheldon plan. “As to my deriving any profit of tho transaction, that Is nonesense,” said Mr. Nixon. “The transaction concerned oth ers and I prefer that they should tell It.’* Divided Up Money. Mr. Cntermycr took up the matter of the additional compensation made by the Trust Company of the Republic for its services, and witness testified to the issuance >f 93.009.000 additional stock at lhe reorganization. Of this stock it wad brought out that Max Pam obtained one million. Mr. Nixon and Mr. Dresser 91. auo.uuo each and the Trust Company of the Republic 91.000.000. Mr. Nixon said he did not know what disposition was made of the other mil lion. “Did Mr. Schwab get It?” “I don't^know.’ Mr. Nixon testified that he wrote his letter of June s. J99SJ. to Mr. Schwab be cause of Mr. Schwab’s agreement to take up the bonds for which he (Nixon) had subscribed. A letter of John W. Young, dated May l«, l'to:;, t » Mr Schwab was then offered in is evidence. The Bethle hem company, the witness testified, hid paid to the shipbuilding company of iha (Continued on Third Page)