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VOL. 36 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 11)06. 10 PAGES TAFT AND BACON Secretary Tells Them Now is the Time to Decide on Cuba's Future > UNCLE SAM WILL INSIST ON PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT More Marines Are Landed On Big f Plantations and Many Other Own ers Are Clamoring for Protection. . Havana, September 20.—A second day of conference with the factional leaders In the Cuban conflict has not enabled Secretary of War Taft and Assistant Sec retary of State Bacon to announce any plan far compromising the difficulty. So strenuous are the appeals of both the liberal and moderate party leaders that the situation becomes Increasingly com plicated as the negotiations proceed. However, Secretary Taft said tonight that he believed when they are brought face to face with the danger of losing in dependence forever, all patriotic Cubans will be willing to make concessions. Occupy Delicate Position. Mr. Taft added that the United States peace emissaries are occupying a most delicate position and have undertaken to hear all complaints and that until they have made themselves thoroughly con versant with the political turmoil of CubA, they cannot express thejnselves freely in conference, fearing that pos sible misunderstandings may have a deterrent effect on the proceedings. The only counsel to the political lead ers given by Mr. Tait was on the sub ject of not engaging In further agita tion that might make intervention by the United States necessary. This ad vice he offers freely to all whom be gives —-audience, regardless of parly. Mr. Taft has mads it clear that the United States is not seeking to exercise control over th» island or any of Its affairs; but he has quoted President Roosevelts letter to Minister Quesada to the effect that the United States has a duty which It can not 6hlrk. Now Is Time to Decide. *o those wfcom he has met In confer eiTce, -Mr. Taft has said that now Is the tlbie to decide whether they would have Cuba live as a nation. He has weighed every word carefully and has neither up held nor criticised the principles of either faction. Whether the men they have met In Aavana represent the sentiment of the entire Island Is a question that Is trou bling the American mediators. There Is some fear that even If the entangle ment Is straightened out here, the oppos ing forces In Santa Clara and Pinar del Rio provinces, and even In Santiago, will not be satisfied. Mr. Taft realizes that unless the na tional spirit Is aroused the commercial Interests will have no confidence In any settlement that may be reached. On this point the mediators are confronted with their ohlef difficulty, for no way has been devised to obtain the sentiments of those In the field without treating with arm ed forces, which might be regarded as a recognition of the Insurgents. Zayas Represents Revolutionists. Senor Alfredo Zayas Is generally regard ed as the official representative of the revolution, but he cannot claim that dis tinction in negotiation with Secretary Taft, as that would make him a revolu tionist and terminate free Intercourse with President Roosevelt’s representatives. One sentence from Senator Zayas’ ad dress as president of the liberal party is attracting much attention, and Is showing the relations between that party and the Insurrection. Senator Zayas said: "The liberal party is not the revolution but the programme of revolution must be come the programme of the liberal party." Senator Zayas has been received by Messrs. Taft and Bacon at the home of Minister Morgan in Marianao more fre quently than any other of the Cbban lead ers. At today’s visit he was expected to file a brief setting forth the grievances of the liberals, but he pleaded for more time and was granted until tomorrow. Vice President Mendez Capote, moderate spokesman, today filed a brief declaring' the moderate position, and advancing cer tain propositions for settling the contro versy. By Mr. Taft's order this brief was sealed, and will not be taken up for con sideration until it can be done in connec tion with the argument of the opposing side. Ask Support for Government. Mayor Cardenas and a number of prin cipal officials of Ifavana who visited Messrs. Taft and Bacon today argued that It was the duty of the United States to support the recognised government. The Mayor undertook to assist Secretary Taft to get in touch with the commercial in terests. and under Mr. Taft’s instructions will direct the several business guilds each to name a representative to talk with the mediators confidentially. The commercial affairs of Cuba have suffered during the present brief conflict more severely, many people say, than throughout the ten years' war. Hardly a shipment has left Havana in the last ten days. Financial circles are aghast and business men are waiting with great anx iety an opportunity to meet Messrs. Taft and Bacon and urge some radical form of ' Intervention or annexation. No Intention of Resigning. Government officials say their attitude has not changed, and deny that any of them Intend resigning. The programme L of the American peace commissioners for V tomorrow Includes the hearing of business men, including Col. S. Harvey, who was chairman of the meeting of American landholders on September 18, which agreed to aid Secretary Taft by supplying suck UNCLE SAM ANALYZING ALL WATERS OF THE SOUTH Washington, September 20.—(Special.)— The growing importance of the investiga tions made by the hydrographic branch of the United States geogolicai survey in the I southern states has made it necessary to equip a branch laboratory that will be devoted exclusively to the work in Ala bama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North a*d South Carolina, and Florida. The desirability of a central location re sulted in the selection of the seat of the University of Georgia, Athens. Through the courtesy of Professors White and Strahan of the chemical de partment, that institution preferred the use of one of its laboratories and the geogolicai survey has installed its equip ment therein. Mr. James R. Evans, for merly instructor in chemistry in the Rens selar Polytechnic institute, Troy. N. Y., was appointed to take charge of the work, < w'hich is now progressing most satisfac- j tory. At this laboratory complete mineral j analysis are made on samples of water I collected daily at twenty river stations in the states above mentioned, and also on samples collected by Mr. B. L. Johnson in the course of his investigation of the un derground waters of the Coastal plan of fforth Carolina, and by Prof. E. H. Bol lards, who is studying the ground waters of Florida. No bacteriological examinations are to be made, the object being simply the de termination of the amounts and kinds of mineral matter carried by the water in solution and suspension. Such determina tions will not only discover waters with specially desirable qualities but will serve to point out domestic or industrial pur poses and to ,!cate the best methods for their ehen? riflcation. This work will be of esp alue to manufacturing interests, to On £ ds and to all indiietries in w'hich it asaary to use water for steam or ' Jlooses. Southern wa ters are f» Q © .ly bad and their success ful use upon their proper treat ment. T ults secured at the Athens laboratr* afford just the information needfu’ _ _ CONGRESSMAN .. R. HITT, LINCOLN’S FRIEND, DEAD Narraganset Pier, September 20.—Con gressman Robert R. Hitt of Illinois died at his summer home here today. Mr. Hitt’s first public position was as secretary of legation at Paris in 1874. He remained there until 1881, when he be came assistant secretary of state. He was elected to Congress in the same year and had been continually re-elected. He was chairman of the contmlttee on for eign affairs of the Fifty-sixth Congress. Congressman Hitt came here last June and since that time he has been very ill, requiring moat of the time the con stant attention of nurse* and physicians. Ill health continuing through two years, at least which for the most part un fitted him for his congressional duties had afflicted Representative Hitt so that his demise was not altogether un expected here. Mr. Hitt's career was a varied one, em bracing newspaper work, diplomacy and legislation. As a young man he was inti mately associated with Abe Lincoln. Mr. Hitt was one of the most popular men in Congress, his friendships includ ing members of all parties, and because ,ot his wide experience and ability he was always listened to with the great est attention when he dealt with mat ters pertaining to the foreign service. MR. GEORGE SILER’S CHARACTER RUINED HE SEEKS $50,000 DAMAGES FOR THE CRUEL THINGS MR. BAT TLING NELSON AND MR. WIL LIAM NOLAN HAVE SAID. Chicago, September 20.,—George Siler, the referee in the recent fight between Gans and Nelson, today filed suit In the su perior count against William Nolan, man ager for Nelson, and Nelson himself. Slier claims damages to the amount of $50,000. Since the fight both Nolan and Nelson have repeatedly been quoted as saying that Siler received money for giv ing a decision in favor of Gans, and that his conduct as referee was dishonest. They have also been quoted as saying that Siler never saw the foul blow on tiie strength of which he awarded the fight to Gans. All of these statements Siler declares to be untrue and claims damages for their utterance by Nelson and Nolan. Information as he required. Gen. Freyere Andrade and Secretary Montalvo will also be received. No reports of disturbance anywhere on the island have been received today. Cienfuegos is suffering from water famine on account of the destruction of the water works Jicoteu by insurgents. The commander of the American gun boat Marietta has placed eighty men of his crew on the Constancla estate, a short distance up the Damaji river, and elgthy marines on the Soledad and 120 on the Hormiguero estate. Cleveland Passes St. Augustine. Washington, September 20.—The navy department today received from St. Au gustine, Fla., a -wireless message from the cruiser Cleveland, saying that she passed that point at sea this morning on her way to Havana. Nothing has been heard from the cruiser Tacoma, but the ofTlcers of the navy department say It Is probable the Tacoma Is sailing with the Cleveland. Funston Ready to Report. Washington, September 20.—General Frederick Funst^ In obedience to orders from Secretary Taft, arrived here today on his way to Cuba. No additional orders have been Issued regarding General Funston since the first one calling him here, and ho will pro ceed to Cuba, with as much expedition as possible. It was found that he could not leave Tampa until Sunday night, and so he has delayed his departure from this city until Saturday. General Funston says that further than his orders from tho Secretary, he knows nothing of the duty for which he is destined. General Funston Is particularly acquainted with the con ditions existing before the Spanish war and it Is pointed out at the department is prepared to §five the Secretary more f Information than any other man In the army on that subject. Naturally, the visit of General Funston revives the discus sion about his probable command In Cuba. In case the United States Intervenes and | sends an army to Cuba, but the general i had nothing to say on that matter. Planters In a State of Unrest. Washington, September 20.—The navy department has received earnest requests from persons having plantations in Cuba , asking that forces be sent for the pro- | tection of different places. The department is unable to comply. The information of the navy department from Cienfuegos is | that Commander Fullam has landed all j the available force and utilized it to the best advantage for protecting the threat- ! ened interests in the vicinity of Cienfue- j gos. It is understood that the Dixie has returned to her station In Santo Domingo, j It Is expected the Dixie will be replaced by the Cleveland. * Insurgents In Control. Havana, September 20.—The Insurgents outside of Arroya Arenas will allow no body to pass, either In the direction of Havana or Arroya Arenas. They seize the horses of all persons making the attempt. The stage line has been stopped and the mules have been seized. One thousand ru ral guardsmen and 2000 militia are now at camp Columbia, close to Havana, rein forcements having arrived from Cama guey. Bacon Sends One Dispatch. rei-ai j ui gram today from Cuba. It came from As .i.tant secretary Bacon and. related mere TEXAS WOULD OUST WATERS-PIERCE CLAIMS IT IS A SUBSIDIARY OF THE STANDARD OIL AND HAS VIOLATED STATE ANTITRUST LAWS SINCE 1900. Austin, Tex., September 20.—The Waters Pierce Oil company of St. Louis, Mo.. Is ; defendant in a suit filed this afternoon by the state of Texas in the Twenty-sixth district court, praying for ouster pro ceedings against said company; a recall of the permit granted it in 1900 to do bus iness in this state, and a Judgment for 15,228,400 in penalties for violating the anti trust laws of the state. The suit is directly resultant from in vestigations made by the attorney gen eral's office here covering a period of four months, and numerous visits to St. Louis, Chicago and Arkansas points. The petition seeking the recall of the permit and ouster proceedings, as well as the penalties, sets forth that the Wa ters-Pierce Oil company is a part of the Standard Oil company; Is in itself a party to a monopoly, and having regained entrance into Texas in 1900 by fraud, has remained here and operated in violation of the Texas, anti-trust laws. It is sug- j gested unofficially that the testimony of Mr. Pierce in St. Louis had a great deal I to do In the way of hastening proceedings In this special case. DIAMONDS IN ROUGH FOUND IN ARKANSAS Experts Pronounce Them Genuine and a Company Has Been Formed to Prospect the Field. Little Rock, Ark., September 20.—A Nashville, Ark., dispatch says that what i has been declared to be rough diamonds has been found in Pike county, Ark., In a vicinity where old lavfc. pumice and other evidences of a volcanic enuptlon were declared to exist by a state geolo gist some years ago. It is stated that the stones found were declared by a New York expert to be diamonds of a fine grade. A local company has been organised to prospect the field. FACILITATE COTTON TRADE. Fortnightly 8ervice Between New Or leans and Manchester. New Orleans, September 20.—To facil itate the handling of cotton direct from New Orleans to the Manchester spin ners, the Leyland steamship line is pre paring to establish a fortnightly service between these cities. G. W. Roper, general manager of the Leyland lines and Herbert M. Gibson, traffic manager of the Manchester ship canal, are in the city planning the new service. Mr. Roper says the handling of cotton through the ship canal will mean a sav ing of a tor 10 spinners, and predicts that ths innovation will result in a gieally Increased amount of cotton han dled through this port. Killed By Poisonous Insects. Mexl^> City, Septtember 20.—Dr. R. J. Nevln, rector of St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal church at Rome, Italy, Is dead in this city as the result of being badly bitten by poisonous Insects while re cently In the hot country on a hunting expedition. The remains will be em balmed and sent to the United States. The G. A. R. post will assume direction of the funeral preparations. ly to some official papess about which the department had lnqutrtkl. Mr. Bacon made no reference In his dispatch to the situation on the Island. A private letter reached the state de partment today from a man In New York, which conveyed the Information that a party of Cuban Insurgents a few days ago had stopped a train near Esperanza. and had destroyed the official mall. It Is sur mised that this Incident may have given rise to the report that the Esperanza es tate had been burned by Insurgents, as thus far no official confirmation of the report has been obtainable. CE IN HERWELCIE Mr, Bryan and Parly Arriya in Birmingham Today LITTLE CHANGE IN SPEECH Travels Have Convinced Him That the Independence of the Philippines Would Be Desirable and Wise. Atlanta. September 20.—For one hour and fifteen minutes this afternoon, Wil liam J. Bryan Addressed an audience of about 7000 people gathered at the skating rink of the Ponce De LeoA park. His reception was cordial and hearty, but it was not wildly enthusiastic, nor more than usually demonstrative. In his address Mr. Bryan used few ar guments and touched upon few subjects not discussed before during his tour of t'he south. Secretary Shaw’s speeches and the tariff question, President Roosevelt's borrowings from the democratic platform, socialism and the independence of the Philippines were the topics he considered. He roused and kept his audience in splen did humor by several stories illustrative of his arguments. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan arrived at 5 o'clock this morning but were allowed to rest in j their car until 7:30, when they were es- ! corted to the Piedmont hotel. Breakfast, 1 and Mr. Bryan’s private correspondence attended to, a private Interview with Hoke Smith, Georgia’s next governor, preceded a general reception to the public, which wo/? attended by about 1600 citizens of At lanta and other Georgia citizens. Address Is Principal Event. The principal event of the day was the address by Mr. Bryan and this evening a "democratic dollar dinner," attended by 400 citizens, closed a busy day. Mrs. Bryan was the guest of the society ladies ' of Atlanta at several functions more or less formal. The party boarded the car at midnight, leaving for Birmingham, where Mr. Bryan will speak tomorrow, going thence to Jackson, Miss. Mr. Jl»svan began his address this afternoon' r an introduction by President Lamat,v>l ^ of the Young Men’s Democrat'' and by Judge Reuben Antal; r>A whom referred to Mr. Bryan as the next President. He wished he could enter Into the ap preciation of prophecies with which he ihad been Introduced, but the experience ] of past years, he said, took something of the warmth of such appreciation. Phophecy, he declared, lw half wish ami half environment. He wras not sure but chat he would be happier as a private cit izen than as a holder of office, but he did not purpose to await election to do his best for democracy. Georgia Brand Pure and Sure. Georgia democracy, he declared, was so pure and so sure that he felt it almost wasting time to try to strengthen it. Democracy is having rapid growth, even republicans appreciate this and And it not only respectable but popular. He took up Secretary Shaw's recent southern speeches on the tariff question and dis cussed them among lines familiar in re cent addresses. He reviewed the last ten years of republican administration, de claring them to have been of unp&ralelled prosperity. The bounty of God had brought circumstances, for which repub licanism had claimed the credit. Presi dent Roosevelf, 'The most conspicuous reformer, but n®t the most advanced of his party," had done several good things, but his Inspiration, he declared, came from that source "of all good things, the much deplsed democratic platform." Mr. Bryan outlined and discussed at some length the things for which he asserted President Roosevelt had drawn Ills In spiration from democratic principles. His attack on trusts, undertaken but not car ried far enough, the settling of a great strike, the passage of the railroad rate law by democratic aid In the Congress, were the things for which he claimed democratic Inspiration. Independence of Philippines. The independence of the Philippines, Mr. Bryan, said had been Impressed on Vim by his recent travels, as most de sirable and wise. The fitness of the islanders for self-government had al ready been indicated and needed only the opportunity to have full demonstra tion. "In my travels," he concluded, "I have found the whole world friendly to the United States, because our phil anthropy has overflowed all Its waste places. I have come hack more convinced than ever that the mission of this com try is to make Its flag not feared, but loved by all nations. We have the most beautiful flag In. the world and I want to see It unfurled in the highest place. By its side I want to see the flag of that party which stands for equal rights to Hil men, with special privileges for none.” Repeats Ownership Utterances. At the dinner tonight Mr. Bryan took ! up the question of government ownership | of railroads. He said he desired not to he misunderstood on the proposition. He declared that he hud been brought to consider the corruption by railroad cor- 1 poratlons and he came ultimately to the conclusion that the only way to preserve the peoples rights Is to commit the roads to government ownership and con trol. "I discovered," he said, "that Congress has been corrupted by the railroads not by the use of money but by the promise ] of the support of the candidacy of the members by the roads." The dual ownership of railroads he con sidered, trunk lines owned by the federal government, and local roads by the state, as the only solution by which centrallza- I tlon could be avoided. This plan protects 1 state government and makes for the bul warks of the states. He declared he Is more afraid of the railroad employe in politics than the government employe. He quoted President Roosevelt as saying that If wc do not have government control of roads, we will have tho government con trolled by the railroads. The only way to prevent the domination by the corporation In politics Is for the government to con- i trol It absolutely. Mr. Bryan did not complete his address until after mid night. Among the other speakers during the evening were Gov. J. M. Terrell, John Temple Graves of Atlanta and Pleasant Stovall of Savannah. Bryan’s Itinerary. Atlsnta, September 20.—Mr. Bryan's LABELS MUST BE HONEST AND MUST TELL CONTENTS Washington, September 20.—Further rul ings in connection with the enforcement of the meat inspection law October 1, next, were made public today by the Secretary of Agriculture, and*give an idea of what consumers are to expect hereafter when purchasing meat products, particularly canned goods. Anything savoring of false or deceptive name will not be tolerated and no picture, design or device which gives any false indication of origin or quality will be permitted upon any label, as for example the picture of a pig ap pearing on a label placed upon beef pro ducts, or the picture of a chicken upon the label of a veal or pork product. Geographical names are allowed to be used only with the words “cut," "type." "brand." or "style" as the case may be, except upon foods produced or manufact ured In the place, state, territory or country named. For instance “Virginia ham" must be marked "Virginia style ham”; “English brawn" must be "English style brawn"; ‘•Westphalia ham" must be "Westphalia style ham." The word "ham" without a prefix In dicating the species of animal is consid ered by the department to be a pork ham, but trimmings removed from the ham and used in the preparation of potted meats or sausage, or when used alone, may be known as "potted ham" or "ham sausage.” Frankfurter sausage no longer can be known as such, but must be called "Frankfurter style sausage.” The rules clearly define what consti tutes pure lard, but prescribe that a substance composed of lard, stearine, or other animal fat, and vegetable oil. may be labelled "lard compound." Among the restrictions are the follow ing: "Picnic hams" cannot be called "ham3" but may be called "picnics” or "picnic shoulders”; "little pig sausage" may be called "little pork sausage", or "pigmy sausage"; extract of beef must be act ually made from beef and veal loaf can not be called such unless the meat used is veal only. The same rules apply to other canned products and manufacturers are warned that the rulings do not exempt them from the enforcement of state law’s. RITTER TALKS AND GETS INTO TROUBLE VOLUNTEERS TO TESTIFY IN THE BOODLE CASES IN MISSOURI AND IS NOW FACING CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED EXTORTION. St. Louis, September 25—William H. Rit ter of Denver, a former member of the St. Louis house of delegates, who wrote Governor Folk last week, volunteering to come here and testify regarding the handling of boodle money when he was a municipal lawmaker, was arrested last night at Jfiannlbal, Mo., while en route to Denver. The arrest was made at the In stigation of Circuit Attorney Sager. Ritter was brought to St. Louis today and placed In Jail. It Is charged by Cir cuit Attorney Sager that Ritter attempt ed to extort money from R. M. Snyder of Kansas City by threatening to testify that Snyder gave him boodle money to distribute when the Central Traction bill franchise was voted upon. The cases against Snyder was dismissed Tuesday. Eugene Sweeney, who was identified with the Central Tractlos deal as a pro moter, was also arrested and placed In jail. They will be held pending inquiry into the cases. Sweeney made a state ■ment today to Circuit Attorney Sager con o> og the attempted blackmail charge •12-.'net W. TV Rlt*er. In which he declared Ritter had told him that he (Ritter) had spent *15,055 in keeping out of the way of the courts, in order to avoid testifying in the Snyder bribery ease, and thought he should he '■roimbgrsed'', as he said others had been for services to Snyder. C ARLIsrS THREATEN TO CAUSE TROUBLE _ i Spain Is Assiduously Censoring News So That the Real Situation Is j Difficult to Obtain. Madrid, September 20.—According to prominent members of the opposition there is great danger of the extension of the present Carllst agitation in spite of the government's declaration attaching no importance to this movement. It Is declared that numerous guerilla bands are concentrating and that the inhabitants of the Nanrre provinces are | greatly excited. It Is feared that the Catalanlsts and the republicans will j make common cause wgth the Carlists and i it is reported that the clericals are sup- ! plying the movement with funds In or der to embarrass the government A rigorous censorship prevents correct knowledge of the situation In the dis turbed districts. Dispatches are confused j and contradictory. CORTELYOU IS SO SAUCY. “You May Quote Me," Etc., Etc., Says He, With Real Vigor. Oyster Bay, September 20.—Postmaster j General Cortelyou, who came here today to see President Roosevelt oh official busi ness, when reminded that he had been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor of New York, Bald: “You may quote me as saying that X am, as postmaster general of the United States, engaged In efforts to Improve the postal service. When I am a candidate for any other office I will say so. President Roosevelt had as luncheon guests today Archbishop Ireland and Archbishop O’Gorman of Bloux City. S. D., Jacob A. Riis, William A. Whlto and Hor ace R. Knowles. Another 8chooner Ashore. Charleston. S. September 20.—A private telegram from Conway. 8. C., this afternoon from Captain Ilyer tells that the four-masted schooner Cnssie of the Bronson light, from Perthamboy for Charleston, went ashore yesterday near Little river and Is a total loss. The sehooner was of 952 tons net register, 193 f*et long, and was built at Bath, Me., In i 1860, home port New York From the rap tain’s failure to report the casualty it is thought the crew were saved. Cabrera In Poor Health. Mexico City, September 20. Advices from Guatemala report President Ca brera In poor health as a result of hia hard work while the revolution was In progress. Guatemala Is reported to be recovering from the effects of the re cent war. Itinerary after leaving Atlanta, as lirst oTiclully announced today follows: Bir mingham September 21, Jackson, MIsb., September 22 and 23, New Orleans Sep tember 24, Nashville September 25, Mem phis September 25 (night). Little Rock September 2i>, Indian Territory and Okla homa Territory September 27, 28 and 29, Kansas City. Mo., September 30. At home for rest In Lincoln Nebraska October 1, 2 and 3. Immediately after the conclusion of the three days rest, Mr. Bryan will speak under the direction of the demo cratic Congressional campaign commit tee for four weeks at such places as designated by the committee. PICKED UP AT SEA CLINGING TO PLANK WIRELESS MESSAGE FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS TELLS OF CAPSIZ- j ING OF AMERICAN SCHOONER DURING RECENT COAST STORM.1 _ Washington, September 20.—'The capsiz ing of the American schooner Twilight and the lose of six of her crew in t'he re cent storm off the Carolina coast is an nounced by wireless via St. Augustine from the cruiser Minneapolis on her way to Cuba: “The Minneapolis, fifty miles east of Charleston, at midnight, picked up a man at sea floating on a plank. Two men heard his voice alongside at 11, stopped the ship and turned on the searchlights and low ered a life boat. The man's name was James Olsen, and he belonged to the sohooner Twilight, which capsized at 6 o'clock on the morning of September 17. There were seven in the crew. We re mained in the vicinity using searchlights until daylight, but saw no sign of the wreck or any survivors. FISKE. - “Commander.” The Twilight, Captain Feddensen, was of 367 tons and her home port was Wil mington, Del. She sailed from Charleston September 11 for Philadelphia. She was built at East Haven, Conn., In 1874. UNCLE SAM MAY STOP PAYMASTER BUSINESS New Treaty With San Domingo Is Pro posed to Aid In Getting Ratifica tion By the Senate. Washington, September 20.—A new treaty with Santo Domingo probably will be negotiated by which the feature of the treaty which failed of ratification by the United States Senate very likely will be eliminated. By the terms of the pro posed convention, the United States will not act as the fiscal agent of Santo Do mingo In full capacity, that is, It will not act >s paymaster of Santo Domingo In the liquidation of that country's In debtedness. The bond issue plan suggested by Fred leo Velasquez, minister of foreign affairs and commerce of Santo Domingo, meets with the approval of the officials of the state department. Out of this will grow the negotiations for the new treaty. Under the proposed convention the Uni ted States wUl contl*VJ3 to collect ih* customs revenues of tr.e bland repibltV and out of these rev-m les crcrte a sink ing fund for the liqu’Ja*on of tin* for eign indebtedness of 3a .to Domingo. 13y* the convention Santo Domingo will ob ligate Itself to this country to use a speci fied proportion of the customs receipts for the payment of its indebtedness, but the United States will not act as pay master. It is believed at the state de partment that the elimination of one or two of the features In the former treaty to which the Senate objected, will result In the ratification of the proposed con vention when It Is submitted to the Sen ate after its negotiation. TEXAS CATTLEMEN COMPLAIN. File Charges With Commission Against the Burlington. Washington. September 20.*-A petition for permission to Intervene In the com plaint of the Texas cattle raisers and others against the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad and others was re ceived today by the interstate commerce commission from the Chicago Live Stock exchange. The case is an old one and refers to the* terminal charges on live stock at Chicago, which have been $2 per car, against which the complainants have protested. Argu ments have already been heard by the commission, but upon a new statement of facts the case was rj opened some months ago for further hearing. Several parties already have requested the department to intervene. Big Cuban Companies Incorporated. Trenton, N. J., September 20.—'Two sets of papers, one changing the name of the Cuban-American Sugar company, which was Incorporated In 1899, to the Tlnguaro Sugar company, and the other Incorporat ing a new company to be known as the Cuban-Arnerlcan company, were filed si multaneously with the secretary of state today. The certificate changing the name of the old Ouban-American Sugar com pany was signed by Thomas A. Howell of Quogue, N. Y . and Henry Clark of New York, as stockholders. The new com pany has an authorized capital of $12,000, OOO, of which $6,000,000 is preferred stock with 7 per cent accumulative dividends. The old company had a capital of $0,100, 000. Prison Association In Session. Albany, N. Y., September 20.—Final ses sions of the twenty-fourth annual con gress of the National Prison association were hel4 today. The meeting was the most successful in the history of the association. ■.MS BET* / I "Please Ge Easy cn Govern ment Ownership," He Says II IS LOS NG HIM FRIENDS And Now Many Good Democrats Are Wondering Whether Mr. Bryan Will See the “Error of His Way.* Washington. September 20.—(Special.)— Fhrmer Senator James K. Jones, twice chairman of the national democratic com mittee, and the manager of both of the campaigns for the presidency of Mr. Wil liam Jennings Bryan, has written to Mr. Bryan advising him strongly to drop the subject of government ownership of rail roads, and to take a firm stand in favor of an enforcement of the law that is now on the statute books. Mr. Jones sent this letter to Mr. Bryan a couple days ago, addressing it to Mr. Bryan at Atlanta, and It should have reached him today. When this news leaked out today It was received with the great est Interest by democratic leaders as like ly to do something towards stopping the government ownership talk which Is be ing condemned almost universally by democrats who have In the past been loyal supporters to Mr. Bryan. Thc*y are anxious to see whether former Senator Jones, In whom they know Mr. Bryan has the utmost confidence, and who has al ways been his loyal supporter, will have the satisfaction of seeing his advice ac cepted. Protests From the South. All over the south protosta have been made privately by prominent democratic leaders against this Issue .which Is being brought Into the democratic creed by tha Influence of Mr. Bryan. There ha.ve not been so many open protests against It. hut privately there Is expressed almost no sympathy for the new doctrine. John Sharp Williams, democratic leader of tho House; Representative Livingston of Georgta and a few others have fearlessly spoken out. Now that former Senator Jones has placed his creed before Mr. Bryan in a friendly way, and iti definite form, wonder Is being expressed whether Mr. Bryan will "see the error of hi* ways.” as the democrats express his ex cursion into the realms of government ownership and return to strict govern ment control. It is well known that Mr. Bryan has the utmost confidence In Mr. Jones. After his defeat In ]S9ii there was some talk about changing the national chairman, but when Mr. Bryan aguln became the candi date in 1900 he declared that he wanted his old and loyal friend as the manager of his second battle. Williams Dissents From Bryan. Greenwood, MIsh., September 30.—In a speech here tonight John Sharp Williams, leader of the minority In the national House of Representatives, dissented from William J. Bryan's advocacy of govern ment ownership of railroads. Mr. Wil liams said he preferred regulation hy law rather than government ownership, but he agrees with nearly all other Bry an principles, and strongly favors his nomination for the Presidency In 1908. ALEXANDER IN AUGUSTA. Makes Bond and Spends the Day In Seclusion at His Home. Augusta, Ga„ September 20.-Thomas W. Alexander, the alleged defaulter, under guard of Lieut. William Collins, reached Augusta curly today. The officer left the train about two miles from the station and drove to the office of Sheriff Clark, where Alexander was taken In by the back door. His counsel were awaiting him, and Im mediately bond was fixed at $5000. Alex ander was driven to his residence In tho fashionable section of the city, and re mained there In seclusion all day, denying all callers. MISSION SAFE SO FAR. Gummere Is Expected to Demand In demnity for Raisuli Kidnaping. Tangier, Morocco, September 30.—The American mission to the Sultan of Moroc co at Fez under tho leadership of Minis ter Gummere has reached Klksar without Incident and proceeded for Fez. The pro gress of the mission is watched with great Interest here, and It Is believed that Mr. Gummere will demand Indemnity for the kidnaping of Perdlcarls by Raisuli In 1904, and the punlahment of Raisuli. Contrary to reports the German mis sion to Fez has not yet started. The es cort has arrived, however, and it Is be lieved this mission will leave next Satur day. Mexican Editor la Held. Havana. September 30.—Gonsales Munoa, editor of the Spanish edition of the Havana Post, an American paper, who was a vested last night on account of publication of an editorial article critic ising the government, Is being held in Communlcado. Gen. Oreier Andera says that Munoa recently resigned as his pri vate secretary. Leather Working Plant Assigns, Paducah, Ky., .September 30.—The E. Kehkopf Saddlery company, the oldest leather working plant In the state and for many years doing contract work for the government made an assignment today. No schedule of assets and liabil ities has been filed. The failure is un derstood to have followed loss of busi ness caused by labor troubels. Celebrate Golden Wedding. Karlsruhe, Germany, September 30.—The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Baden celebrated their golden wedding today. They were awakened at an early hour by the ringing of all the city* bells and the firing of a salute of one hundred and one guns. The Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess have given £5,000 to the poor.