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Question Is Put to Dom?
inion by Prime Min?
ister Laurier.
His Address in House Most Im?
portant Yet Delivered on Trade
Agreement With This Coun?
try?Proposes to "Advance"
and Drag Opposition
Ottawa, unt . March ".--The reci?
procity agrec-uu-nt was Indorsed, loyalty
in Great Britain affirmed, annexation
scouted, the development <?[ Canada
proclaimed, and friendship between
? farmer and manufacturer recommend?
ed LO Canada in the llou-o to-day by
Sir "Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of
the Dominion, in the first, speech which
he has delivered in the reciprocity de
hat-:. His views against annexation
and for good relations were especially
c rhphaslzed.
It was once '.he conviction "f every
American President; he asserted, that
Canada should become a part of the
United Stales. Although it was hal?
tering, he said, to American pride that;
tho territory of tlie republic should
extend over the whole continent, ho
urged that Ins neighbors should remem?
ber that Canadians were born under
the same Hat; as the ancestors of the
American people?a Usg under which
Americans may have suffered oppres?
sion, hut which t<? Canadians has been
and is more titan ever the emblem of
f i' cdom.
Tn??k I'nr Advanced.
"if you founded a nation upon sep?
aration from Britain," he said, "remem?
ber we Canadians have s?t our hearts
upon building a nation without the sep?
aration, and in this task we are. far
advanced. The blood which Hows in
our veins as good ?? your?, and if
you ar<- ri proud people, though we hayoi
not your number!', we are as proud as!
ypu, .<nd rather titan part with our na?
tional existence, we would part with]
our lives.' !
The Prime Minister's speech is re?
garded In political circles as the most]
important utterance on the subject that.:
has been made on t!-.?- Canadian sid-> of
tlie line!. 'i"ne interest with which it
was anticipated was shown !>> crowded
naileries ami by the fact that scores
were it nable to gain admission.
The Premier'r remarks were received
with approving demonstrations. Dis
cu.ssiim his ideal of th" relationship be?
tween the United States and Canada,!
Sir Wilfrid said
"There, perhaps, may tie a spectacle j
nobler than that of a united continent?j
a spectacle which would astound the
world by its novelty and grandeur; a
spectacle of two peoples living side by
*ld<-, separated only by an invisible line,
with pot a gun frowning across it, a
fortress on neither side, with no arma-:
ment <>nc against the other, but living
In narmony, in mutual confidence, and
with no other rivalry than a generous
emulation in commerce and the arts of
peace. To the Canadian people I would
say that if it is possible for us- to ob?
tain such relations between these two
young and growing nations. Canada;
will have rendered to old Kngland. the
mother of nations?nay, to the. whole
British Km pi re?a service unequaled
In its present effect and still more in Its
far-reaching consequences.
Majority Approve*.
"I think I <an venture the assertion
that the policy Involved in the agree-;
nient has met with the enthusiastic
approbation of the majority of the Ca?
nadian people," said the Prime Minis-!
ter. "I am perfectly aware that the!
policy has not been universally ac- ;
cepted, and has met in some quarters?!
rather unexpected quarters. I must say
??rather stubborn opposition. It is a
well-known fact that an organization
has been created in Montreal and To
ronto to fight this agreement. I do not |
underestimate the. importance of such1
a movement, or the men at the head of
It. Vet I do not think there la cause
for alarm in tho agreement. It Is a
wonder to mo that there should be any
objection at all, for we have now
achieved relations with bur neighbors
which all parties in Canada have been
seeking for the last forty years.
"What Is tho cause of the change of
attitude on the other side of this house.
The only reason given is that Canada
to-day is prosperous as she never was
before. If Canada were still in the
position In which this government
found it in IS.06. when we took office,!
with Industry stagnant and with agri?
culture un remunerative, I have no!
doubt that to-day the policy we are
proposing would he received with
favor, and. indeed, with exultation by
all. But now we are told by our oppo?
nents to fold our arms and let veil
enough alone.
Policy Ik "Ailvnnce."
"Is this Canada or i.^ it China? The
Chinese have let well enough alone for
*.0"0 years. They invented gunpowder
and the compass and used neither. Are
we to adopt Chinese policy? Xo. This
Is Canada; and we shall have to go on
whether the opposition will follow or
not. Wo will drag them on. even
against their will. Our policy is ?ad?
vance.' We are above all an agricul?
tural people. Our policy to-day Is to
open the door to the American market,
and shall we be told that because such
.an arrangement is to go into effect and
Canadian vegetables and cereals and
fruits can be eaten free of duty bv the
American people, it will be all ' over
with the Canadian federation, and even
the. British empire will reel upon its
foundations? Let us disregard these
freaks of unreasoning panic. All that
we ask is to obtain for the Canadian
who works in the fields the best pos?
sible remuneration for his labor."
Sir Wilfrid denied the claim that the
agreement would divert Canadian trade
to American channels.
Dealing With the claim that the
agreement, would disturb industrial
conditions in Canada, he said:
"In making this agreement we look
every precaution not to injure any ex?
isting Industry, and f think we have
been successful. There should be no
antagonism between manufacturers
and farmers."
Itoar-Adintrnl Fremont Demi.
Boston, Mnsw., March 7.?Henr-Adnil
rnl John C. Fremont dropped dead here
Former Clara Elizabeth
Taylor Now Lady
, I
She Was Defendant in Suit
Brought by Husband, J. A.
Stirling, Who .Named Vis?
count Northland, While
Mrs. Atherton Was
Named in Cross-Bill.
London. March 7. -Mrs. .lohn a. Stir?
ling, formerly Clara Elizabeth Taylor,
the American chorua girl of Washing?
ton, p. c, whose divorce from Captain
?lohn a. Stirling, formerly of the Scots
Guard*, caused a sensation twj years
ago. was married at a registry otllso
to-day t >^ Lord George Hugo Chol?
mondeley, second son "i the Marquis
"t Cholmondeley.
I?6rd Cholmonticley -j? tw-thtj three I
years old, handsome and a t-octety fa- J
.01 if . nc. \vns ;i conditional benefie'ary
under the somewhat remarkable will
01 the late I^idy Mcux, having ?15,000
bequeathed tu him "on condition that
lie marries a lady in .society.' ills
brother, Lord Itocksavagc, who a.
as best man. is well known in America,
where he has played with several Eng?
lish polo teams.
The Marquis of Cholmondeley Is ope
of the hereditary hud great chamber
lalns lot Great Britain, the nlhera be?
ing the Earl of Ancnster and the Earl
? ?I Carrlngldn. The three hold ofrice
alternately reign by reign. The Mar
<iuis of Cholmondeley held tho ofiie'e
under King Edward VII.. and the Karl
of Carrlngton now holds it. The name
is pronounced Chumly.
Once a ChorUN Girl,
Before be." marriage to Captain Stir?
ling, Miss Taylor was a chorus girl,
and after he secured his divorce she
t'ccame a ok. in ner of the chorus li?
the "Our Miss GIbbs" Musical Comedy
Company at the Gaiety Theatre. She
and Lord George are accomplished de
yotees of skating, and habitues of the
fashionable ice rinks of London,
j The cross divorce suits of Captain
Stirling and his ivlfe attracted much
attention two years ago. Captain Stir?
ling lu-tufil his wife of misconduct
with Viscount. Northland, heir ot the
Earl of Ranfurl-.\ Mrs. Stirling charged
her husband with misconduct with
:Mr.-. Atherton. a fascinating divot eee.
i Lord Guthrie, at the Edinburgh
Court of Sessions, handed down a de?
cision grunting Captain Stirling a di
j vurce and the custody of his child. He
dismissed Mrs. Stirling's erots cuit.
In handles: down his decision Lord
' Guthrie made some strong references
j to tho two women and also to Captain
Stilling "The one." he said, referring
to Mis. Atherton. "was a lady by
birth. (Hied naturally and by education
to take a conspicuous place in society;
but ostracized by her own wrongdoing
from wholesome people." Referring
to Mis. Stirling, he said: "And the
other was ostraclr.ed from society by
I her own incapacity to adopt or ape its
manners, its conventional pursuits, or
: to adhere to Its standards "
Lord tiutlirle Severe.
While absoUing Mrs. Atherton. whom
j her husband, Colonel Atherton, d -
vorced. Lord Guthrie said that "Mrs.
! Athcrton's wrong and stupid actions
were the tortuous proceedings of a
head ?and heart familiar with intrigue,
and convinced that dishonesty is the
best policy." He condemned Captain
'. Stirling for allowing his wife to as
! sociale with Mrs. Atherton.
Although he referred to Mrs. Stirling
: as an "American actress," Lord Guthrie
; rebuked her for her contention that her
actions were justified by the standards
1 or the American stage. He said:
i "l cannot accept Mrs. Stirling's views
of her shocking letters, that as an j
1 American she did not speak the King's
! English. Nor can I accede to the ex?
planations of her meetings with Lord
Northland that in the theatrical pro?
fession, to which she belongs, and *n
the United. States, of which she Is a
native, the 'standards of propriety ami
conduct* arc different from the stand?
ards of propriety and conduct in other
; professions and in Great Britain."
; . tiring her testimony at the trial n
j IDOf) Mrs Stirling said she was liven ty
I four and a half years old.
! .Southern Commercial Congress Will
Om*n To-IJay.
i Atlanta, (la., March 7.?Trains to
i night brought hundreds of delegates
j mid visitors to the Southern Commer?
cial Congress, which opens here to?
morrow morning for a three days' ses?
sion. The city is gaily decorated for
the occasion, and all arrangements
have been perfected for the entertain?
ment of the visitors and the expedition
of tho business of the congress.
The President of the United States,
William II. Taft, and members of his
'Cabinet: the only living ex-President,
' Colonel Theodore Roosevelt ; Governors
J from many Southern States and leading 1
i diplomatic representative's of foreign 1
countries, will be present to participate
j in the congress proceedings. It is es- |
timated that more than 5,000 visitors
will be attracted to the city for the
J occasion.
1 _?_
Child Im Rescued After Relng Snppt 1
iMlO Poet.
j New York. March 7.?Toddling along
I at his mother's heels, four-year-old
Eddie Burrell plunged out of sight Into
a manhole in an uptown street, and was
swept for 200 feet underground in a
snow-choked sewer. He was rescued
an hour and a half later, huddled on a
pile of snow, where it had congested
the drain. The little fellow was about
frozen, but will recover,
j The street was thrown Into excite
1 meni by the mother's frenzy, and hun?
dreds cheered a police, lieutenant and
J Lee Keyset", a volunteer, who went into
Ithe sewer and fought their way through
slush up to their waists until they
found the child,
Resigns From Cabinet,
Broken in Health
and Purse.
President Declares Retiring Sec?
retary Object of One of Most
Unscrupulous Conspiracies
for Defamation of Character
in History?Walter L.
Fisher His Successor.
VVofibinsttiti, !>. V., March 7.?The res?
ignation nf Itlchnrd A. IlnUlnccr, of Sp
nttiej n* Secretary of the Interior, was
accepted to-day by President Taft, and
Walter I*. Fisher, of Chicago, was ap?
pointed nil Ills successor.
it appears In the correspondence be?
tween .Mr. Balllngcr and the President,
with t. was given out in full by the
White House, that the secretary's res?
ignation lias been in tlie President's
hands since January 1 last, thai it was
held in suspense at the request of th-.
President, and that the latter at last',
accepted tt only at the urgent request,
of Mr. Billing":-.
In his loiter of resignation. Mr. Bal-i
linger gives the condition of his health i
as the reason for retiring.
Hin lletructor* Denounced.
In giving his consent to the secre?
tary's retirement, Mr. Taft takes occa?
sion \>> declare with marked emphasis
1 i- unchanging faith in the integrity,
tlie motives and the official standards
of Mr Baliinger, and his unmeasured
indignation at the mot hods of those
who assailed him. declaring that lie has
been the "subject of one of the most
unscrupulous conspiracies for tlie defa?
mation of Character that history can
show." 1
Tile secretary, lite to-day. in a writ-j
ten statement given out at the Interior.
Department, expressed the intention to
return forthwith to Seattle, and after
a re<t resume the practice of law. It"
says that his defense has cost him not
less than ?2r>,000 and that he is now a
poo.- man. At the same time he de
elarcs it his purpose now "to prosecute
tlie arch-conspirators who have been
following ihe with th" assassin's knife.'
Walter Lowle Fisher, Mr. Balllnger's
successor, who will assume office as
Secretary of the Interior within a few
days. Is a Republican, and it was said
at the White House to-day that Senator
Culibm, the senior Senator from Illi?
nois, was consulted In regard to his
appointment. His appointment (fives
iv.-.. places fn the Cabinet to Chicago
men, Secretary MaeVeagh. of tho Treas?
ury, b? Ihg also resident of that city.
Mr. Fisher ha? been notably active In
tiie movement for the conservation of
natural resources, anil is a vice-presi?
dent of the National Conservation Asso?
ciation, of which Uifford Pinchot is
president. Officers of that association,
whose headquarters are in Washington,
expressed themselves as more than
pleased with tlie appointment of Mr.
Bnlllnjrer's Statement,
This is the statement which Mr. Bal
lincoi- issued this afternoon, and he re?
fused to add to It:
??I Mhnll Immediately return to my
home nt Seattle, nnd after securing; the
necessary rest, will nctlvely tnkc tip my
work. Xo man could have been more
loyally supported than I have been by
the President nt nil times, mid he hnn
iny Instln? affection and ray Mpecial
Interest In no far as my feehle effort
nun he of value.
"I give up uiv po.st without nny re
{Trctn except thnt of pnrtlnR with most
ciRrernble association*. In fact, I am
as happy to be free of the hardens of
the office as I was reluctant to assume
"The department, In all Hb bureaus,
In In a hetfer state of effective organ?
ization thnii ever in its history, In
ivhich I take pride, nnd wish to accord
to the chiefs and other officers full '
measure of just commendation for their |
encrjry, loyalty and devotion to the puh-'
He service. Their assistance and co-op- j
erntlou has been of ?;rent jcrntlficntlon j
to me.
Now a Poor Man. !
'?The ?reut burden of departmental
work, added to the strain of contending
ncnlndf assaults from wicked nnd dis?
honest men, has seriously Injured my
henlth, nod the east of my defense hits
not been less than 8-r>,0O0, leaving me
a poor man.
"It Is my purpose to prosecute the
nrch-conspJrutors who have been fol?
lowing ine with the nssassln's knife.
The country shnll know fully the In?
justice of the ?t tuck * upon me."
The retirement of Mr. Ballinger and
the appointment of his successor bring
to a ..-lose the most sensational Incident
thus far of the Taft administration?j
Indeed, one of the most spectacular
battles in recent political history. It
began with a difference In conception t
of policy toward the treatment of pub- j
lie lauds, especially the forest pre?
serves, between Mr. Ballinger and Gif
ford Pinchot, then Chief Forester of!
the United States, whose bureau was
part of the Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Pinchot's view of these matters had
been more In accord with those of Mr.
Bal'inger's predecessor, .lames R. Car
The open warfare broke out when
charges relating lo Mr. Bnllinger's ad?
ministration of'the public lands, espe?
cially in Alaska, and more particu?
larly to the treatment by the General
Land Office of (he so-called "Cunning?
ham claims" to coal lands in Alaska.
1 were tiled with the President by I.. R.
Glavls, then field agent of the Land
Office. As a result of these charges.
Glavis was dismissed for insubordi?
nation by order of the President. Sub?
sequently. Chief Forester Pinchot ad?
dressed a letter to Senator Dolllver.
In which he espoused the cause In
which Glavls had fallen, and he, too,
?was dismissed by tho Secretary of
Agriculture, likewise under orders
i from the President.
Battle Itaaes.
From that time on the battle raged
with increasing heat, and finally cul
^ ^ContlnuedTfrT Thfrd-Page.')T" Z
It ICH A It IJ \. IIAM.!.Vr.*I5H,
Iti'tlrlnu Secretary of Iiiirrlor.
WM/n:? i,. Fisiien,
lneomlnK Secretary of Interior.
Democrats Now Arc Unable |
to Rcdisirict the
Republicans Have Fighting
Chance to Recapture Lost
Washington, Marc!. T.?The failure
of Congress to act on the bill to ro
appdrtlon representation under the!
new census interferes with the plans
of th'^ bemqerats Cn "gerrymnnder'' a
numher of States so thai for the next
ten years their party would have a
distinct advantage over the Republi?
cans a-, tho outset of each congres?
sional election.
The Legislatures or several of the
States have adjourned and others will
adjourn shortly, without having made
their reappoi tionment of representa?
tives in Congress. The Indiana Leg?
islature adjourned last night at mid?
night, and h Democratic "gerryman?
der'! hill, which had been framed upj
in th* highest style of the art, went
into the waste basket.
Republican* Hate Show.
A new Legislature will have been
elected before the body is again kh
session, and Republicans will have
their fighting chance, t?? change its
complexion. Of course, if the Repub?
licans gel the next Legislature they
will out-llercd Herod in a gerryman?
dering hill, if they can.
The most important feature of the
situation centres about New York.
The Democratic Legislature was ready
to redistrtct the state, and in such
way that, according to Senator Root,
the Republicans would have been de?
prived of the remotest possibility or
sending to the national House a ma?
jority of Republican representatives
for the next teil years.
It was Senator Root who sounded the
death knell of the apportionment bill
in the Senate at about half-past ', in
the morning of tlie last day's session,
when be most amiably but emphatically
indicated that it would he filibustered
to death.
Complexion May Chnnge.
The Now York Legislature will be
elected again next fall, and the Repub?
licans will make the effort of the'r
livc3 to carry it, so that reapportion
lnent may be In their hands when it
comes along, and they will organize
some "shoes!ring" districts, most, won?
derfully and fearfully made, if they
are in power.
Th^ Democrats still have one way out
of the difficulty, if they can make it a
go; they may try to got. the reappor
t ion men j through at the coming extra
session of Congress, and then have the
Democratic Governors of New York,
New Jersey, Ohio and Indiana call spe?
cial sessions of the Legislature to pass
a gerrymander bill. Tjhis project, of
course, will have to face the peril of a
illibtiiter at the extra session.
Quote the Constitution.
However, the Democrats claim that
they have all the arguments of common
sense and justice on their side in their
demands for speedy reappor tionment.
In the debate in the Senate in the small
hours of the morning (he claim was
made that to fail to renpportion now
will bo clear defiance of the Constitu?
tion of the United States, which re?
quires rcdistrictlng under every new
Cannon Not Tempted by
Offer of $500 a Night
Washington, D. C., Mnreh 7.-?
?'Vive hundred dollar* n night for
100 nlghtn" wnt* on offer telegrnpbed
from r lyceura bureau In Snu Fron
clsco to ItepreaeiUntlvc Ynnnnn, of
Illinnla, the retiring Spenkcr of the
limine, to-dny.
."Too busy" \itm the substance ?f
the reply telegrniihed l?nck by Mr.
Cannon. The offer prenerlhed that
Mr, f'nnnoii could nnme Mm own
apeaklng dutch on the contract.
i' i i ? "? ? ? ? 1 1
_ I
Believed They "\Y.ill Join Forces
and Make War on
[Special to Tin: Times'-Dispatch.1
Washington, D. C, March 7?Are
William Jennings Bryan and William
It. Hearst to enter the political urena
of the Sixty-second Congress In oppo?
sition to whatever plans Tammany
may have on hand for the advance?
ment of its men?
This evening the Washington Times
printed the following story on the
The Democratic Ways and Means!
Committee, at the outset of its effort
to appoint House committees, is in
tin- thick of trouble.
On the appointment of a chairman
of appropriations, John J. Fitzgerald,
Ne w York Tammanyite, received seven
votes; Albert S. Burleson, of Texas,
received six; ono Avas undecided.
Fitzgerald is opposed as a Tammany
man. William Jennings Bryan and Wil?
liam R Hearst have urgently wired
members in protest against Fitzgerald,
and report was circulated to-day that
Bryan was on his way to Washington
to protest in person.
Stories of Tammany efforts to con?
trol the House organization have
stirred tremendous trouble. The fight
is on, and will continue till a solution
is reached one way 'or the other. To?
day it looks very bad for Fitzgerald,
The Bryan-Hearst combination
against him Is based on objection to
his record on March 15, IfoOO. when,
by leading a Democratic defection, ho
prevented the overthrow of the Can?
non machine and rules.
There Is much criticism of the Rules
Committee; which has been announced
by the Ways and Means people. Its
Democratic members are Henry. of
Virginia; Pou, of North Carolina:
Hardwick, of Georgia; Stanley,1 of Ken?
tucky; ?Garrett, of Tennessee: Foster,
of Illinois, and Denver, of Ohio.
Objection is based on the fact lhat
not one is a skilled parliamentarian.
There has been much demand that
Sherley, of Kentucky, and Fitzgerald,
of New Vork, the two best parliamen?
tarian:-; of the Democratic side, be on
the committee.
The reason neither Fitzgerald nor
Shirley was put on is that they are
considered out. of harmony with the
progressive disposition of t lie House
majority. Both are of the conservative
type, holding much the same relation
to the Democratic House that Bailey
sustains to the Democratic side of the
Sena to.
It was preferred to put oh a group
of meii who would w?hl to reflect
tho real purpose of tho House, even
though they might !><-> inexperienced
in parliamentary practice, rather than
to put on experts who would not he
in .sympathy with the sentiment of the
House. P. H. McG.
Green ..nil Bay nor Oenleu Privilege > f
Taking Pauper?' unfJi.
Atlanta. Ga.. March 7.?Denied tin
privilege of taking the paupers' oath,
nnd swearing off the Hue of $575,'lOO
Imposed by the government in connec?
tion with prison sentences. Benjamin 1 >.
Green and John F. Gaynor to-day wore
sent back to the Federal prison to
await furt her ad ion In their cases. The
hearing was postponed until March 21.
when tho government representatives >
expect to show that Groeno and Gaynor
have considerable property under cover,
nnd are not entitled to the provisions
of the paupers' oath.
Alexander Aekormnn. special assist?
ant to the Attorney-General, represent?
ing the government, declared at the
hearing to-day before United States
Commissioner Colquitt that Green and
Gaynor were convicted of embezzling
more, than $575,000 from the govern?
ment in connection with harbor Im?
provement work at Savannah, and at
one time they had more than that sum
in titclr Joint possession.
Certain Movement of Troops Has
Naught to Do With
I i is Country.
Minister of Finance Confident
Insurrection Will Be
Put Down.
New York, March ".?Mexico needs
no alt! in keeping- peace or protecting
foreign interests within her borders, is
i he opinion of .Lose Ive.*; Limnntour,
Mexican Minister of Finance, who ar?
rived here to-night fron? Europe, after
placing more than $50,000,000 of his
country's bonds in Paris. As to the
outcome of the insurgent struggle, he
added, the Federal government was
sure of ultimate success.
"The sending of American troops to
the border has nothing to do with af?
fairs in our country," said Sonar
hlmantour. "Of course, the presence
of a large body of soldiers might havo
a good moral effect upon the insur
' gents, but the United States troops cer?
tainly arc not going across the border
to fight."
Slg-nal for Conference*.
As one of the most influential men j
in Mexico, Senor Uimantour's arrival i
here was interpreted generally as a
signal for a series of conferences with
prominent Mexicans, including Senor
Dc 1j\ Harra, the Mexican ambassador, j
and Colonel Porfirio Diaz, Jr., son of
President Diaz.
senor Do l,a Harra reached the city
early In th* day, under the. impression
that the Kr?n Prinz Wilhelm, on which
Senor Limantour arrived, would dock
in the morning, and hurried back to
Washington this afternoon. If Colonel
Diaz was in New York to-night he
could not be found, and Senor Liman?
tour denied that he was to havo a
conference with him.
"It In to laiugh.''
?It is reported, senor, that if the
United States does not act immediate
ly to protect the rights of foreigners
some other power will, is this true'.'"
he was asked.
"It is to laugh." he said: "this talk
of Mexico requiring the aid of a for?
eign power lo do this. Tlie Mexican
government, doesn't recognize a stale
of war: it recognizes only that indi?
viduals are causing trouble. It will
deal with these Individuals just as the
United States would deal with persons
who arc disorderly. These individuals
must lay down their arms, and then
the government will deal with them.
There are certain questions of reform
I which should be studied, which the]
i govern mem Is now studying. Hut these!
i reforms must b* accomplished as a ?
i matter of government policy and not
I as the result, of any agreement with ?
: tlie Insurgents. There can be no agree
j ment with t hem."
Senor Llinantour was accompanied by
his wife, who has been undergoing
medical treatment at Paris since last
August 11 o i illness hod delayed their
rot tin home more lban a month, he
said. She had not been behellted Kif,il!
ly bj the treatment, and they would j
lind it necessnrj lo remain in New York j
for several days before continuing tlie
journey to Mexico City.
Crowns Uli MI?* ton.
Speaking of his mission lo Paris,
Senor Limantour said that Mexico was
not in need of money now. because ho
had crowned his mission to dispose of
an Issue of I per i "tit. conversion boii?>,i
expiring in 19-13, and taking the place:
of similar bonds bearing ."> per cent.:
interest. Tlie issue was for $110,000,000 1
or thereabouts, be said, nnd he had dls-i
posed of about half of this amount.
Senor Limantour was sure that there
was no doubt as to the outcome of tlie
struggle between the government and
the insurgents. Tho insurrection would)
be subdued, he said, but ho coull not.
plac*? a limit on the time, necessary to
bring this about.
For himself, Senor Li man tour denied
a report that lie intended to resign
from President Diaz's Cabinet and on*
that he might reconsider his determi?
nation not to seek presidential honors.
White House Say3
"Manoeuvres," but
Many Scent Seri?
ous Trouble.
Rumored That England and Ger?
many Contemplated Martial .
Display Toward Mexico for
Protection of Their Interests if
United States Did Not Exhibit
Willingness and Ability to Care
for Them?Chaos Is Feared
Should Diaz Regime Suddenly
Break Up?Military Movement:
Is Biggest Since the Civil War.
White House Statement.
"Tlip depnrlntrnt is mobilizing .n
division nl full strcntith nt San An?
tonio, Tpmis, fur I ho. pur none of Held
training; of oHlecr? nnd men, nnd f??r
the further purpose of holding nin
I noeuvreM Involving possible opera?
tions iig:tin?t wton. There will
i he nssemhlcd jit tinlvcttton n foree of
! three regiments for the dcfrime of
I that place iicnlnxt theoretical 'nt
tnek' hy tho nnvy. On the Pacific
const the luuhlll/.ntinu villi Involve n
hrimidi- of Infantry in the l.os An
Kelcs district, for the purpose of de?
fending Sari Mlcgo nnd Snn Pedro
I ngninitt possible nlfnok hy the nnvy.
j ??The mobilization of those troops
J ?III furnish nil excellent opportunlty
, for the Instruction of n number of
senlnr officers In the elements nf
higher roniiunnd. It will also put to.
n practical test the preparedness of
the slnfT departments for the mobi?
lization of troops. Mnjnr-Gencral
\\ llllnin H. Cnrtcr will eniumunil the
pro\ Islminl division. The brigades
at Snn Antonio will he commanded
hy HrlgnclIcr-GoncrnlK M. I?. Mail?,
K. A. Smith nnd Ilnlpb W. Ifoytt the
troops nt Gilvcston will he under
the command of Hrlgndler-Gencrnl
l<. A. M Ills, nnd the troops In the I,on
Angeles, district will he commanded
hy llrigadier-ticncml Tusker H.
Il l Ihn."
Who will cnnmiund the nriny In the
great manoeuvres.
Washington, March 7.?The most ex?
tensive movement of troops and war
vessels ever executed in this country
In tlmo of peace 'Is now under way
hv order of the President, as com
matider-In-chief of the army and navy,
the objective, being- the country north
of the Mexican boundary and the
water.- of the two oceans at either end
of the country. Twenty thousand sol?
diers ?inoro. than one-fourth of thfc
army of the United States?of all arms
of the sorviie are moving toward tho
Mexican border; four r.rmored cruisers,
comprising the fifth division of the At?
lantic fleet, have been ordered from
Northern waters to the naval station
at Guantahatno, Cuba, and most of the
Pacific fleet is. or shortly will be, on
its waj to assemble at Snn Pedro nnd
Sap Diego, Cab, and 2.000 marines ar*
preparing to make Lite Guantanamo
station their headquarters.
OUlcial Statement.
It was officially announced at th?
White House and t the War and
Navy Departments to-.inv that the pur?
pose oi ibis great mobilization, tin pre?
cedmttcd save in war t'mes. Is tho
training of officers and men under ser?
vice cond'tions, and practice in co?
operation between the land and naval
fortes. Unusual pains were taken hy
^all officially concerned in the matter tf.
gl\o this color to the sudden activities,
hut these statement.? wore accepted
with increasing reserve.
There have boon important, joint ma?
noeuvres during the last few >?arj,
hut they have been planned far in ad?
vance, ami carried out without a rippl*
of excitement, or even of evidence of
Interest at the White House. To-dav
the .executive offices wore steeped wlilt
mystery; the entire morning wa.^ given
over to conferences with officers of tho
War and N'av> Departments. This thick
atmosphere of mystery and the zealous
efforts to minimize the Importance of
the business lent a curious significance
to the fact that General Leonard Wood,

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