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ltiCHMO^ D, VA., SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20,1003.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS
'? WAHH1NGTON,/Dec. lfl.?Forecast for
tetlndav and Monday:
Virginia?italn on the "const; rain or
snow In tuo Interior, Sunday, warmnr.
Monday /air,-colder: brisk to Hteti south
winds, smiting to west, and northwest
buntluyj ,nlsht. ? . , ? ' ;
Nuitn Curullna-Raln Sunday, warmer
tri central and? exlremo west. poit o..b.
Momtay lair, colder: brisk ' to high e-.st
tc south winds slutting to west Sunday
H.nuth Cnr?llna?Raln? Sunday, Monday
fair, colder?, brisk to high cast to soViih
vinca, smiling to west'and noithwe.it
, ? tin day tug ht, ? , , ,, ;
?According to ? pred.irt.ons, tho weather
moderated consltlorably last night, and
tu.n be*an to fall. In portion? or ????
Mate the indications were for snow. Tho
' suadon chanto In the weather was disas?
trous to tho skating, which was excellent
lor two days. , , ,.
state op theTherMometer.
? ?. ?.28
li P. M..'..???'4?
? P M.:. jl
U K M.. 40
Highest temperature yesterday.:40
Lowest' tempern?uro yesterday. ?!4
Mean lornperattt e yesterday.;. 32
?Normal? tem?.oiature for Decoratori... 10
jjf'parturo from normal tomporaturo.. 8
^Jr?ic,pityi.,rin dur.niz past 24 hours. 0
December 20, 1903.
Sun rises.7:22 | *uGH TIDE.'
Sun Pe's.1:64 | Morning.S.S4
! Moon e???.6:46 | Evening.d:?
Hun rl'M.7:22 | HIGH TlDE.
Sun set? ......4:.4 I Morning.C:'
Monp sols.... 7:11) I Evening.0:32
?Governor denies emphatically statement
rh?t he endenvo ed to secure the de.Cut
oi; ?r. S. uiikna M.-iihew?House a,,d
Senate unable to agree on linai adjourn
ir.?r>< and th? probable absence of a quo
rum-rn>iy render It Impossible (Or them
u. adjourn?Election bill passed??? An
?iprsoi: nhr.exatlon bill dead-?Installation
?J Rev. Dr. McFaden to-day-An appeal
u> VUfflniaiis to aid the Jamestown Ex?
position?Terme of the new Circuit
?Jpu.ts fixed?Preparations for Christ?
mas; supplies In the markets and their
prices ? l*''?*.Kram me? for. Chiistmus ,????
?ile In the various churches-Thc death .
of Mr, William Gibson Sr.-?Common
Council ? to again light over bond, Issue
to-morrow night?-Royal Arcanum ? ally
being arranged?Contributions to the
Stuart Monument ? fund-Corporation
Conirnlrs^on Issres notice ot taxes du?;?
urea'' ChrlKtmae dinner to'be given to
the poor-famous blind organist cum.ng
here-Grund Commander George Lu
Christian appoints Senator John W. Dan
lei Lharmm of History Committee-Ex?
plosion of ? sew mill boiler anonesbo?'v
??A general road bill Is passed. by the
Senato?Deep Run Hunt Club has a
rrisk dash over frozen ground?Mom.
ber of the Fire Department'dies sudden/y
?? V.rglna St. Louis ?.Titnmlsslonei's hold
an Important meeting?Notable calen?
dar .exhibit-Terms ,of Circuit . Courts
llxc'd-Now business enterprises coming
to Rl?hmond-?-The death of Mrs. A. R.
Courtney. ' MANCHESTER?D'eorderly
persons arrested?Election- of Mr. -Nun?
nally popular?street ^ Improvement'pros?
pects >.not very* bright.' '.j ? ..'?-.? :
Wallace Johnson, of O lange cotirlty,hhaB
Lilla foot blown oi?'*t"-K*?.iava, W,? Va.-?
'.Hurricane Branrh loses another o? his
iio-'d hounds at Suffolk, by shooting on
?fart of some unknown person?Burglars
T<>b. a store of goods .,y.a!'!?d at i%\A. In
Williams,urg?rMayo'r. CifJcMn, of Roan
?,??, 'again vetoes r.edlstrlct.ng ordinano?
and wants new census-?XV. L. Taylor,
.u?., sent on to the'grand Jury, at AppO
roattox, and his ball reduced?The Va
den murder case In Chesterfield ? coui t,
rr.ay ?each the Jury Monday, evening
Ne?ro at Driver, va., arrested for. barn
burning, and court held at three o'clock
In the mornlr.g to save'h ? life frpm Indg.
rant citizens; rushed off to'jail?Trunk
end bag- luctory. In Pete sburg, distrib?
utes large numbor of pri.es to its employ?
es?-Ti'.e people of Ashland preparing to
new sto mer tp Petersburg proves-a suc?
cess-Big week In totacco In the south
side to?n.-?-Judge Quarles, of Bt?tinton
being ur:ed to run for Congress?Skele?
ton found while, digging In. an alley. In
Petersburg-The Even.ng Light people.
at. I-ounding Mill,' prera ing. for. the end
of the world r.ext Thursday, and are un?
der great . excitement-The people of
Leigh D strict, Prince Edward county
vote for dispensary; It will be oponed at
Alehe.rln January 1*1
Liquor men of Ealelgh make'their faro
well to the liquor business by a Christmas
tree rest: val to the poor en.ldren of the
city, and ask .tho pastors, to give notice
from the'r pulnlls; the dispensary opens
January 1st?Tie Wautaga county des
peiado. Under charge of many murder.***,
ibri-aks oui of jail, at Lenolr, N. C.?
liilk Park N. C, nearly wiped out bv (Ire
-Fire In Bomon, N. C, causes ? loss
of ?d????Little girl, left alone with the
Li by, near Stony Creek, burns to
death, and the baby snatched from tho
Dealings in stocks again confined most?
ly to Am a laarn ? ted Copper and' United
Slates Steel prefeired, both of which aro
strong-Senator Hanna will It Is confi?
dently predicted, vote against raLllcatlon
?>l tho treaty with now republic of Pana?
ma, and It seems probable that the con
vfint.on will be defen'ed, though Presi?
dent Rooso.elt has said he had lather the
Kepuoi.p.-ns should lose a national cam?
paign than that the Senato should fall to
ratify the treaty?House Committee on
ivaval -Affairs will reoommond construc?
tion of seven new battleships?Presi?
dent sends iuldltlon.nl correspondence on
i-anama revolution to Congress?Senator
.Hetii s, of Alol.nma d.scu&ses t 6 action
r?' the ndmlnltM?t???? In recognizing the
new reputile, at some length?Both the
house nnd Senate adjourn for the Christ?
mas holidays?Seven dead and seventeen
severely Injured Is'tha 1st of casualties
?it Nashville fire In colored Institution
street cars and undertakers' wagons have
tr* bo used as heareos In Chicago, as re?
sult of strike of carr.ago and hearse drlv
ere' union?Centennial of tho trans'er or
the Louisiana territory o this country
rt-lebrniol In New Orleans with great
pomp, and ce.tmony-Wilful wins the
Ln.s:e..t city Handicap at New Orleans
??Russia has made another proposition
to Japan, and tne likelihood of ? rupture
?oetween tho two countries jg lossonod.
AS RESULT OF FIRE
("RV As- ? ?*???3?
NASHVILLE, TENN., Deo. ID?Seven
are dead and seventeen seriously Injured
as u result of a flro that broke out last
niant In' the woman's dormitory of Wal
The dormitory waa a four-story build?
ing of til.'k and the only means of exit
was down the main stairway, which was
shortly cut off after the fire broke out
and the Inmutes rushed punte stricken
through .the smoke and heat, soekiiifj
i;n avenue of escnre. Bnf"*-? '??' V '%
they ecught the wl ?owe nnd ?'? ed th m
selves headlong lo ihe grot.,.,..
CHARLES A. T0WNE
TO GO TO CONGRESS
(Special to Tao Tlmes-p!i,isloh;)
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. lU,-Another
Tammany congressman Is to resign and'
make way for another Democrat of na.
tloiml reputation, This time, followln?
Itepresintatlvo Georgo B. Mc?lellan, who
la to he succeeded by Bourke Cockran,
JtoDrcsentative I. B, Rider, of the Four?
teenth New York District, whloh. la heav?
ily Democratic. Is to bo ?succeeded by
Olmrle? A. Town?,
OF HIS WIFE
A Woman the Victim of
KILLED WHiL* FPR
HUSBAND HELD HER.
Threw Her Head Back While
Another Man Did the
ONE OF THE TRIO
CONFESSES THE CRIME
Under.an Assumed Name .the
Husband Attempts to Join the
U. #S. Army and Sends Let- '
ters Home for a Recom?
Men Now in Jail.
(Special to '-..o Times-Dispatch.)
MITJDLESBORO, KY., December 19?
Charles Nelms, who Is charged with
killing Alice Lamb here several weeks
ago, has been captured In North Caro?
lina. Will Nelms and Philip Haynes,?
who are In Jail In Plnevlllo, a.y., under
the charge, have confessed, and stato
that Charles Nelms hired them to do tho
killing. They also connect him with tho
Wentz disappearance, stating that he
aided In the abduction of the young Phll
Story of the Crime.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
JONESVILLE, VA? December 19.?Sev.
eral citizens of Jonesvllle received let?
tere" from the United States army recruit?
ing officer at Ashevllle, N. C, asking
for recommendation as to the character
of John 'W. Slaughter. Bach ono or
these gentlemen also received a letter
from Charles Nelms, formerly of this
place, stating that they would be written
to by. the officer concerning John W.
Slaughter, and that he was passing by
thin name, arid asked .iht.t"hu n? "recom?
mended and that his whereabouts be kept
a 'secret. . . .
Charles Nelms, who Is now assuming
the name of John W. Slaughter, Is
wanted by the police authorities In Mid
dlesboro, Ky., charged with the murder
of his alleged wife, who formerly lived
near Jonesvllle, and was familiarly known
*" DEAD WITH THROAT CUT.
About three weeks ago Alice Lamb w.ib
found dead In MIddlesboro. Ky., at what
Is known as the "Keg House," a saloon
with apartments or rooms on the second
floor. In her room In this house she
was discovered one morning with her
throat cut, her head almost severed from
The authorities of MIddlesboro made
vigilant efforts to discover tho murderer
of the woman, and soon were on the
track of the murderers. It Is stated that
three men were In the room at the t me
the woman was killed?Charles Nelms,
his brother and another party. The
Nelms boys returned at once to Lee coun?
ty, and, It Is stated, the other party was
arrested and told the whole story.
It Is stated that It was agreed between
the three men lhal Charles Nelms, the
husband of the woman, should preiend
to be affoe'eionato toward his wife; that
he should take her with one arm around
her waist In sut*, ? manner that he
could with the other hand press her head
backward so as to expose her throat, at
which time the brother of Nelms should
cut her throat, and that this scheme was
carried out as agreed upon. When the
Nelms boys fled to Lee county the au?
thorities at MIddlesboro wired the sher?
iff of Lee to arrest and hold them,
whereupon the sheriff procured a war?
rant from' a justice and found and ar?
rested Lldel Nelms, the brother, but the
Charles Nelms formerly belonged to
tho United States army, and, it Is stated,
deserted during tho war with Spain.
IN HIS ACCOUNTS
Investigation Shows That Defal?
cations May Reach Sum of
Forty Thousand Dollars. '
(By Associated Press..
CLEVELAND, O., Doc. 10.?According
to an official statement issued by the
Cfiural Trust Company to-day, It has
just found that E. W. Raddor, lato sec?
retary and ironsurer of the concern, was
?hort In his accounts at least $20,000, at
the time of his death on August 24th
11. D. Messlck, who-sucooedod Mr, Rad
dei? as secretary and treasurer, states that
ilie shortage Is covered by an Indemnity
bond, and thut bank will not loso a
Thorfi have. beon rumors In circula?
tion for some time past that Rndder com?
mitted suicide as a result of his financial
ditflcultles. In addition to his short
a-ftu with the Centrul Trust Company, It
n_ developed that Rudder, as secretary
ami treasurer, Issued to himself ono ?hare
of Block of tho company In duo form
and subsequently fraudulently raised th.?'
certificate tq read ono hundred sharps
Upon this certificato ho secured a loan
uf |ltf,0OO from the Euclid Park National
Bank. The latter concern has brought
suit against the Central Trust Company
to determine who shall loso this money,
OUur forgeries, uncovered by (ho bank
oillclals will, It is said, result in bring?
ing the total amount Involved, to nearly
?.0.O0U. Radder was one of the best know?)
business men In the city?
owr-MfflW'FrnE clubs m remain.
STRIKING ANTE=CH RISTMAS EVENTS PICTORIALLY PRESENTED.
Strange Situation in Chicago as
Result of Strike of Car?
INTERFERE WITH FUNERALS
Strikers Even Refuse to Allow
Sick People to be Carried
CBy Associated Press.)
CHTCAGO. Deo. 10.?Undertakers'
wagons and street care were used'to con?
vey the dead to the cemeteries to-day on
account of the strike of carriage and
hearse drivers. In nearly every instance
the funerals were watched by union
pickets," who were there to see that no
livery carriages formed part of lh? fu?
The most prominent funeral of the day
was that of Judge Jonas'Huicblnson, for
fifteen years on tho bench of the Supe?
rior Court. The remains of Judg.3 Hutch,
inson were taken to Oakwoods Cemetery
In an undertaker's wagon, while the pri?
vate carnages of his personal friends
wero Uied tor tho pall-bearers? and inti?
mate friends of tho tamliy.
Some? disturbance was caused at the
funeral of Mrs. Anna Vlcek, a Bohemian
wuman, who was murdered three days
ago by Her husband. ' When Undertake)
Anton Linharl -drove up to the church
with his wagun he was hooted and'Jeered,
but no direct violence was ottered.
Police protection against strikers for
funeral .cortegos on the.r way to the
cemeteries was demanded of Chief of Po?
lice O'Neill this evening by a committee
from the Joint Livery Association, and
was promptly promised by the chief. He
ordered the police Inspectors to afford
every protection In. their power, but re?
fused to allow tho officers to be seated ?
In or drive the vehicles bearing tho
A funeral car, Instead of a hearse, as
well as a police guard, was utilized by
Undertaker Joseph Blake to circumvent
striking pickets from whom violence was
(Continuod on Second Pago.)
Governor Davis Strikes His Op?
ponent for Nomination
With a Cane.
HOPE, ARK., Dec. 10.?During a Joint
discussion here to-day between the three
candidatos for the Domocratlc nomination
for Governor, a personal encounter oc?
curred between two of the candidates,
Governor Jeff Davis and Associate Jus?
tino Carroll D. Wood, of the Supreme
Governor Davis struck Judgo .Wood on
the t.iiuil, causine blood to flow freely.
As Judge Wood attempted to retal?alo, ?,o
was seized and kept from reaching the
Governor, Later, hu disentangled himself
and Sin ?'? the Governor on the arm. The
princip?is wero arrested and placed under
bond for their appearance In the May?
or's Court January 15th.
As Governor Davis was closing his
speech to-day, lie accused Judge Wood of
lmvinK B?no t" Now York tq-securo In?
formation against Senator James K.
Jones. In tho lust campaign for United
States senator, Tho Governor said ho
himself hud fought Senator Jones In tho
open, but that Jurtgo Wood hud knifed,
him and was a traitor. Judge Wood'
c<uickly arose and said tho Qovornor
would havo to retract or he hold per?
sonally responsible "hereafter.".
"Why not now?" said Governor Davis,
nceumpanylnp tho remark by striking
Judse Wood with a cane. Officors In?
terfered and prevented further troubl.?
after Jpdge "Wood struck the. Qovornor
on the arm. This Is the former homo
of eic-Senator Jones,
Specia? Christmas Matinee
For The T. D. D. C. Members.
The Tlmes-Dlspatch Children's Club?that's what T. D. C. C, means-**-wlll
have Its first reunion during Christmas week. The Bijou Theatre will be the
place, Wednesday afternoon, December 30th, the time, a special matinee for our
boys and girls, th? occasion, and your membership badge the pass port.
The T. D. C. C. Is less than a year old, but have* membership of over two
thousand and Is still growing rapidly. Every member has or ought to havo,
a badge. This will admit him to the T. D. C, C. matinee. Nothing else will.
No adults will be present, except the few distinguished gentlemen who have
accepted Invitations to meet the children and a committee of ladles, who will,
look after the little folks.
Don't lose your badge. If you have misplaced It, hunt It us. If you are a .
member and have never gotten a badge; send In your name and one will be sent
to you. Children whose names have been sent In up to to-day, will receive
badges. ' ?'
ISSUES AN ORDER
It is Secret, But is Alleged to be
Causing Sensation in
(By Associated Press.)
BERLIN, Dec. ill.?it is said that Em?
peror William has Issued a secret order
to the higher officers of the German army
vlth regard' to tho recently published
book of Lieutenant Bllso. "Tho Little
Garrison," and the conditions the writer
claims to have existed at Korbach garr?,
?on. The contents of tho orclsr have
occasioned much excitement In tho army,
and already caused a number of elder
officers to resign. While the text of the
ord.3r has not been revealed, It is asserted
that Emperor William expressed himself
with unusual severity of ihe social. Im?
moralities alleged to exist In army cir?
You will know where to
buy your Cnristmas pres?
ents for the least money if
you read the advertising
columns of The Times-Dis?
PREPARING FOR THE
Evening Light People at Pound?
ing Mill Under Great
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.}
TA2SJ3WEI.L, VA., Dec, 10,-Great ex?
citement exists at Pounding Mill, fifteen
miles east of horu among the Evening
Light people, a sect of religionists. They
say that Christ will come next Thursday,
and ? real preparations -uo being made.
One ludy, the wife of a prominent mor.
chant there, It is said, has ha dun claDO
ra.e wardrobe piado for tho oceurraw-'o,
and thoio Is much exclionient in tho com?
munity. ? , ,
One of tho ministers of this section mar?
ried recently a well known young lady of
FAIL FOR LARGE SUM
(By Associated Press.)
ARDM01US, 1. T., I*-"-1??. 10.-S. E. Don?
nelly & Company, cotton brokers, with
oillces nt Gaines ville, Tex.; Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, and Paul's Valley nnfl
Ardmoro, l. T., suspendo?! to-day* Tho
company's lotal Indebtedness will, ll Is
?aid. provo heavy.
Local cotton speculators are said to
havo been caught for probably-?20.0DO. Tho
firm lias a membership In the New Or?
leans Cotton Exchange and the Chicago
Board of Trado. 8. B. Donnelly has d?a- ?
TO AVOID RUPTURE
Will in a Few Days Submit An?
other Proposition to
(liy Ai>!H)flnt*d 'Press.)
PARIS, Dec. 10.?Russia has mado an- ?
other, move, toward: avoiding' a rupture
with Japun, and there la < reason to be?
lieve It will, be, followed In a few days
by tho submission of a second proposi?
tion, tending to ameliorate the present
The action already taken consists ni
giving assurances that the first propo?
sition, which the Czar approved, was not
In any. sense an ultimatum, or sine qua
hon, but was a preliminary step tending
toward a pacific adjustment. This decla
rntlon Is considered by the officials hero
as removing ono of the most dangerous
aspects of the situation, as it had been
asserted that Russia's proposition was
practically an ultimatum, which, on bo?
lng rejected by Japan, mado a rupture
certain. On the contrary, Russia's assur
arxos permit Baron DeRoaen, the Russian
minister at Tokio, lo continue tho nego?
tiations even beyond tho terms of the
MADE MANAGER OF
(Bv Associated Press.) ?
ANNAPOLIS, MD., Doc. lfl.-Mldship
man, William Tapper Llghtle, of Soarcy,
Ark., a member of tho second class, has
been elected manager of the navy foot?
ball team for the seaeol?s of lOOl-'OG.
IN THE BALANCE
An Appeal to the People of Vir?
ginia to Save the Ex?
(Special to The Tlmei-Dlspatcli.)
NORFOLK, VA., December 19. -
Omai disappointment Is felt hero at
the failure of tho railway systems to
take moro than $100.000 of tho stock of
the exposition. Third Vlco-Proaldent
Wool said to-day that unless the public
Will givo $300.000 within tho next ten days
Ihn pro top t will fall.
The Executive Commlttoo of tho James?
town imposition to-night Issued a strong
statement calling on the people of the
community and of the Stato to subscribe
a riuurter of a million dollara before the
first of the year and thus envo the
It In feared that th. time remaining |
la too short In which to have this bal?
ance underwritten and Individual sub?
scriptions aro all that Is looked for.
DAVID B. HILL TO
ARGUE FOR PATRICK
(By Associatoli Press.)
NEW YORK, Dec. 10.?Notice was
served upon District Attorney Jerome to.
day by counsel for Albert T. Patrick,
ronvloted of the murder of Millionaire
Hire, that former Governor David D.
?G?? had been engaged to argue the ap.
peal made by Patrick before the Court
of Appeals ut Albany mix ? month. The
district attorney has ongnged former
Supreme Court. Justice Judson L. Lan
don. of Albany, to argue the appeal for
Says He Never Wrote Concern?
ing' Mr. Mathews'
DR. BOWDOIN ALSO DENIES
Wires That the Governor Did
Not Write Him on the
Governor Montague was seen at tho
Mansion last night and asked If he had
read the published statement In which
Senator Barksdale was quoted as having
said on the floor of tho Senato yes
terday: "I am Informed by the delegate
from Accomac that tho Governor, who
named the present chairman of the Board
of Fisheries?and who Is also county
chairman?had written a letter saying
that S. Wllklns Mathows should be de?
feated at all cost. That letter Was ex?
hlbued by tho chairman."
"Yes," replied tho Governor, "I have
read the .statement and will say that I
have nevai" written Doctor Bowtlom nor
any one else such a letter, and, of course,
no such letter could have been oxhlbited.
1 have not endeavored, dlnactly or lndl
recUy, to influence the chuirnian or any
member of tne Board of Fisheries con?
cerning tho election of Mr. Mathews.
"Theso being the facts, the public can
reach Us own conclusions as to the mo?
tives which inspired the statement of Mr.
Lying upon His Excellency's desk m
hla library was a telegram from Dr.
Bowdoln, stating that the Governor never
wrote him any such Latter, and that
ho had never shown Mr. Mathows any
letter from tho Governor. The Governor
was perfectly sure In his own mind that
he could not have written any such,
but he wired Dr. Bowdoln to find what
was his recollection on the subject. The I
telegram of Dr. Bowdoln Is as follows:
"IBloxom, Dec. luth.
"Governor A. ,T. Montague,
"You never wrote mo urging defeat of
Mathows, nor havo I ever shown him any
letter from you.
"J. W. BOWDOIN."
Refuses to Plead to Most Serious
Indictment?Trial Set for
(By Assocluted Press.)
OMAHA, NEB., Docomber 10.?When
the United States District Court con?
verted to-day United States Senator
Churlos II. Dietrich, under indictment for
alleged conspiracy to socuro the appoint?
ment of Jacob Plsher to the position of
postmaster at Hastings, Neb,, and for
alleged benefit by leasing a building to
tho government to bo used as a postofflce
at Hastings, accompanied by Conerai
John C. Cowln, his counsel, appeared for
On tho first Indictment tho senator
refused lo plead, Ills attorney stating that
Its insufficiency would bo challenged. To
the othoV Indictment tho senator pleaded
not guilty, and both cases wero set down
for tria) on January 4, llMl. This date
was not set, however, without a protest
from Assistant District Attorney Hush,
who claimed that 111 -o government's cuso
could not bo prepared In so shorn a time.
Judge Munger Bald that Senator Die?
trich Individually could not bu considered
as having more than a citizen's right,
but that In view of his office being
practically vacant while- he was detained,
^ho would eel the trial for an early data
He and Four Others Will
Vote Against it.
Would Rather be Beaten Tha
See Panama Treaty Fail
in the Senate.
VOTE AGAINST I
This Seems to . Assure -DefeaJR?
of Convention With New Re- .
public of Panama for the
Construction of an.
jinteroceanic^ t .?]
OTroiii Our Regular Correspondent.) ?
WASHINGTON.>D. C, .'Doc. ?19.,?"I had.
rather seo the Republican party lose a
national campaign, than have .the Senate
refuse to ratify the treaty with Panama;
by which the United States la given the >
right to construct a canal across thin
Isthmus," President Roosevelt le said.to
have declared to a caller at tha Whit*
It Is a well known fact that there ??
strong likollhood of the Democrats de-?.
tenting the efforts to secure1 the ratifica
tton?'of tho.. treaty;,. Ratification must
bo by two-thirds of the Senate. Allow-?''
lug for all the Republican senators .vot-',
lug for tho treaty, and all the Democrat?,
voting against It, there would bo only.?;
fifty-seven votes for It, and thirty-three?,'
against it. . .
It Is assortod on reliable authority to?
night that Senator ?a??a,.and'four;other.
Ropu'blican senators have declared their"
Intention of voting'aga.nst tho'rntlflev?.''
tlon of the Panama treaty;' It 'Is sala,
that the Insurrection was reported at the
AVriflo House, and- was made .the subject
I of. af long? .c?riforcm.g'ti'/'wlth" .a^-nmnber4->?:'
callers to sec '-the- President,?.'Including.
,St?nutor Lodge, his spokopmanln tKa'Seri-v
uto, and Speaker'C?hri?n. "'''??" '.'.'.'?: ??
If tho report bo correct,' and there ? la
avparently little reason to doubt it,, it
?Is n-.oruly certain that the Democratic'
caucus of the Senate will declare agalneli;?
ratification and that tho treaty ?wlU'.be?'
There la little doubt.that Senator Hoar
will vote for tho ratification of the con?
vention, though he brought on the Pana-:'
ma dls?uss.on by his resolution calling1?
on the President for all the Information.
In his hands, tending toshow the relation,.
of the representatives of this country to
tho revolutionists. His speech ' In criti?
cism of Mr. Roosovolt's courso'ln the ma|
tiT was as severe as Mr. Gorman's, In
Romo respects, and jarred tho Republicans
much more, for the reason that It-, came
from their own sido of the chamber. But,'
as In the case'of tho Philippine bills,
Mr. Hour will probably speak ; bitterly
against the policy of the administration.
I)iit when a vote Is reached will be found) ?
standing pat in support of the administra-'
? The attitude of the ' Democrats to
wards ratification cannot be defined at
this time, One of the most distinguished
members of tl_ minority in the Senato
salti, In the course of a conversation
which I had with him at the Capitol to?
day, that hu was utterly unubieto pre?
dict with anything like accuracy what
would bo the policy of tho Democrats aa
fixed by the caucus. That the caucus
will pass on tho question there Is no
room for doubt. The recent action of
tho Domocrats of the? Sonato, making
tho vole of two-thirds of the members
of tho caucus binding upon nP. fs a great
factor In the caso of ratification, and .
mnltivs It certain tint, tho Republicans
will encounter a united opposition when,
the ratification 01 tho treaty beoduiea
a subject of discussion'.
HOW WIND BLOWS.
There Is one fact that malros It epe-'
dally difficult to forecast tho action o?
tho caucus and the attitude' the Demo?, ,
crats will assumo. That fact i's the un.
disputed one that the States of the South,
from which the groat majority of th?
Democratic senators come, want en (sir,-' ?
mlan canal more than : they have wanted
anything from tho national government' '
since they wanted to be rid of military
rule. Soon after the revolution In Pan?
armi a number of tho Democrats In the.
Senate said that If u treaty with Pan?
ama, conceding to us. the right to con-?
struct the canal, were proposed for ratt
f'cntlon. they should vote for It, though
hel'.ovlng that this govenwient had acted
dishonorably towirds Colombia In refus?
ing to allow her to send troops Into Pan?
ama, to quslj the allCKQd Insurrection.
Senator Gorman received a number
of telegrams ami letters yesterday and
last night from m,?n prominent In tha
commercial anil flnanc'al world In New
York, ondors'iig the speech which ha
mido In Urn Soimto Thursday, attacking?
tho President for hts course In tha Pan?
ama matter, lie tnd h|i Democratic col?
Vrnguos t!i"nl, the letters aro straws
which unerringly show which way the
wind Is setting In Influential quarters.
President Transmits Panama
Correspondence to the House,
(lt.. Annodateli Pre?*.?
WASHINGTON, Doc. ?.-President
Roosevelt to-day transmitted to tho Mouse
the third Installment of papers relating to
the recent revolution on the Isthmus r><
Panama.. The papers comprise (ho corres?
pondence between the State Department
and Minister Buaupro at Bogota relative
to tho llay-Horran treaty, consisting of
120 letters and telegram.* eent between
.March lSlh and November 18. 19U3. Mr,
Hay Instructed Mr. Beaupr? to beep him
advised on every phase of the situation
and to use his Influence In favor of ra'lflo?
cation of tho treaty. Mr. Hay asked
whether there wj, any opposition