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KINGSTOWN, r St. Vincent, B.. W. I.,
Thursday, Sept. 18— There was an erup
tion of La Soufriere at midnight v. last
night, but no loss of life. A peculiarity
"of the "eruption is found in the fact : that
no . dust was •¦ v emitted' by \ the volcano." 1
"Flames-^ were; seen ¦• dickering above "the
'crater and the, sight was ".ocunipanled by
internal .'explosions. ; ' ¦
Eruption of La ( Souf riere.
LONDON, Sept 22.— A dispatch , from
Shanghai, the correspondent of the Stand
ard declares that Boxerism in the Prov
ince of Szechuen has not been subdued
The premises of the China inland mission
at Meichau have \ been destroyed, but no
lives were lost'. TheBoxersi according to"
the correspondent, are threatening, three
cities, Tan Lien, Hung Yen and Kaltini/
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Boxers Threaten Three Cities.
Offers to Buy Railway Franchise.
HONOLULU, Sept. ; 1L— The Rapid
Tra'nslt people have offered the Tramway
Company $475,000 for their plant and the
offer* has been sent to the English stock
holders of* the Tramway Company for
final decision. The Tramway Company
operates the obsolete mule cars but holds
some valuable franchises. It has ob
structed the electric line in numerous
ways,, and, the purchase of the old com
pany is probably desired in order to re
move all opposition,
He Intends Making a Number of
Speeches Here During the
CINCINNATI, Sept 21.— Congressman
Charles E. Littlefleld of Maine left at
noon to-day for California, accompanied
by his wife. Uttlefleld will make a num
ber of speeches in that State. Later In
the campaign he will return to, Ohio and
deliver several speeches. ,
The members of the posse ' were on
horseback and overtook Olsen three miles
rorth of town. A constable ordered him
to surrender. He paid no attention, and
on a second demand,, from 1 the officer drew
a revolver and fl\ ed at him. A general
fusillade followed, and Olsen fell at the
first volley. .: v ¦>&:&
BANCROFT, Nebr., Sept. 21.— Peter Ol
son/who shot and killed his sweetheart,
Mary Peterson, in Omaha, on September
8; was; killed to-day in ,a fight with a
posse three miles north of this place.
dexed to Surrender and Is
Shot Down.
Opens Fire on Constables When Or-
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2L-Attorney
General Knox returned to Washington to
night after his trip, to Paris, where he
conferred with officials regarding the sale
of the Panama Canal property to the
United. States.-- Knox devoted his time "to
questions affecting the title of the com
pany and its right to dispose of the same,
and he has . much data * on the subject.
From this he will prepare an opinion for
the President! and, pending that he de
clines to make any statement for the
Knox Returns to Washington.
When* President .-.Roosevelt's' special
train • arrived I this j, morning r the great
crowd on the platformand in the station
cheered lustily.. The reception committee,
composed of | Governor A. . T. Bliss,;' Gen-'
>eral~R.' "A. •' Alger/' former' Secretary- of
'.War;. Mayor William' C. Maybury,' Con-'
gfessman John p! Coriiss, W'iiliam E.
Doherty -is'- unable to ; sit" up and the
President remained ; at ?; his ' beddlde for
some minutes; chatting .with him and giv- :
ing words of cheer, arid hope.V
To-night" the •President .'dined/ In the- Ca- j
dillac : with a party of • friends. - .
It was a restful. day for the President,
although . his" time was completely occu
pied -.by the . programme mapped ! out for
him by, the; local- arrangements, commit-:
tee. Immediately . on : his arrival he was;
driven to; his •„' apartments T at"- the V Hotel
Cadillac. -At 10:30 o'clock he attended ser
vices . in -the Fort Street Presbyterian
Church^ driving from there to General R.
A. Alger' s residence,, where' he was enter
tained at luncheon. He returned to the
Cadillac soonfafter 3 o'clock, only, to leave
in a short' time for a * drive ; about the
town. After the drive he -called at St.
Mary's Hospital, \ on " St.. Antbine ' street,
where Thomas Doherty,- a local -veteran
of the Spanish f.war, As dying '. of con
sumption. Doherty had expressed a wish
to see ;, the President, and General Alger
learned; of ' if- .Accordingly at luncheon
to-day ; President • Roosevelt was asked if
he would call on Doherty at the hospital.
The President answered that he would be
dellghted f to do so. •; . ¦ . : . \. •
r Ing and pictures of the Presi
dent greeted the eye , at ¦ every. ' turn.
Throughout the day crowds lined the
streets about the Hotel Cadillac, anx
ious for a glimpse of the Chief . Magis
trate, and his appearance was always the
signal for enthusiastic cheering, '..- The
weather was all : that could/ 1 be desired,
being, bright and warm, with a pleasant
breeze stirring. ¦ -¦"¦• i
the city was bright with bunt-
«^Y ETROIT. Sept. .i 2L-T-Presldent
B g -.Roosevelt arrived at 8 o'clock
MB this morning over the Michigan
B- '^V'. Central .and. found Detroit : . in
¦"¦^^^ gala attire. Flags were. flying,'
; The Detroit battalion of the Michigan
Naval Reserves, with whom the Presi
dent made a cruise on the lakes while he
was Assistant • Secretary of the Navy,
stood at * '/present arms", on Third street
as the President emerged- from the sta
tion. ; Bowing to the crowd that cheered
him to the echo, President Roosevelt en
tered his carriage, accompanied by Sec
retary Cortelyou, General Alger and May
or Maybury." After the other members of
the t Presidential ' party . had found their
carriages the Naval Reserves wheeled
into. line and,. with a' squad of mounted
police at- the head, 1 the party started up
Third street Despite -the comparatively
early hour, the. streets were lined with
people' and t the President was greeted
with a succession" of .cheers throughout
bis": ride to. Hotel, Cadillac. At the hotel
entrance the Naval Reserves again form
ed in . battalion front and stood at "pre
sent arms", as the President alighted from
Quinby, former Minister to' The Hague;
Judges; Donovan, j Brooke and Rhlnehart,
D. M. Ferry, Joseph Barbour and a dele
gation from the' Spanish War Veterans,
marched. down. the platform to the steps
of President Roosevelt's car. Mayor May
bury and General Alger entered the car
and greeted the President In 'a few mo
ments tho President,' accompanied by Sec
retary Cortelyou, stepped down from the
car and the members of the committee
were presented to. the- Chief Magistrate.
'At a brisk walk', with the President and
Mayor :Maybury leading, the party then
started down the platform for the station
entrance.' A train" that had arrived Just
a few minutes ahead of the Presidential
special stood, on an adjoining track and
its • platforms were crowded by residents
anxious for a glimpse of the President
To" the 1 cheering ' that greeted him Mr.
Roosevelt responded" repeatedly with a
smile and'.a : wave:of bis hand. As the
party reached the engine of the Presiden
tial train President Roosevelt stopped. He
stepped over to where Engineer. James
Thomas and Fireman ' John Moster hung
-out of the cab window and gave the hand
of each a. hearty grasp.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept 21,-Mayor Sam
Jones took great pains at the big munici
pal outing yesterday to show that he is
not as near dead as many persons would
believe. He rolled up his sleeves, threw
off his hat and coat and indulged in al!
of the sports. Besides putting up a lot of
prizes, he stood on his head thirty sec
onds before several thousand spectators,
and a" few minutes later' won ,&.' challenge
foot race: against several other well
known municipal officials. He romped
with children, and said he was glad he
was one qf the common people, and here
after hoped never to see the day when
his hands did not show the effects of hard
physical labor. He recently did a lot of
heavy farm work for his health, he said.
The abolition of the sub-treasury sys
tem, which locks up Government money
almost as soon as It is received,
seems to £ be the only relief. Such
policy not only has been actually under
consideration, but has been adopted and
accepted to such an extent that it may
now be announced as a policy which will
be at least submitted to Congress by the
administration, if it is not actually adopt
ed as the only means of putting the Gov
ernment once more in touch with the
strongest business interests of the coun
try. ,. -.•;¦¦- •¦ ::.-.. ,¦] ..
The result is that when the supply of
Government. bonds, is exhausted on ac
count of the demand first for circulation
and then to secure deposits, there Is no
way under the law in which money can
be' deposited by the Government to relieve
serious financial 'stringency, ' or even to
avert a panic.
from the Government •
An irade has been issued authorizing the,
passing through the Dardanelles of the
four Russian torpedo boat destroyers on
condition that they sail under the com
mercial flag i of Russia, with an interval
of twenty-four hours between each boat,
and that they carry ¦ no armament or
naval crews, in order that ¦ international
treaties be not violated.
The decision of the Sultan to permit
four Russian torpedo boats to pass the
Dardenelles Is regard here as a violation
of an international convention, and action
In the matter ia expected from the other
signatory powers.
Russian Embassador to Turkey, Captain
Zanovieff, In the course of an audience
with the Sultan yesterday, called his
Majesty's attention to the Macedonian
situation and . strongly urged the neces
sary measures be taken to improve it
The Embassador also referred to the lack
of order among the Albanians, who have
fiercely resented the appointment of a
Russian Consul at Mltrovltza, European
Turkey. •
That Measures Be Taken to
Improve It.
Russian Embassador to Turkey Urges'
Puts the Ranges in Fine
Precipitation Saves Late Crops and
DENVER. Sept. 21.— Continuous rainfall
over the entire eastern portion of Colo
rado, beginning with a heavy precipita
tion last night at 8 o'clock and continuing
until about noon to-day in a milder form,
has saved the late crops and placed the
ranges in splendid condition for the graz
ing of cattle during the coming winter.
All fears of a shortage of water, both for
human and animal consumption, are al-
Reports from different places In the
mountains are to the effect that snow fell
during the night to a depth of from three
to eight inches and that the forest fires,
that have been burning for a month or
mere, have been quenched. It seems that
the rain and snow was general on the
eastern slope of the Rockies from Mon
tana to New Mexico. On the western
slope the precipitation was fitful.
Reports of Interruption to railroad traf
fic due to washouts are being received at
railroad headquarters In this city. A
washout on the Union Pacific delayed
traffic both ways several hours. The
tracks of the Burlington near Julesbury,
Colo., are submerged for a distance of
2000 feet, necessitating the use of the
Union Pacific tracks In that neighbor
hood. Nearly ¦ every line of railroad in
Eastern Colorado Is experiencing difficulty
in operating trains because of washouts
or weakened roadbeds. No trains on the
Colorado and Southern have been running
to Boulder to-day.
Amount Left Him Is Far Below
What He Expected to
The Stratton will continues to be the
chief topic of discussion in Colorado
Springs to-day. There Is a general feel
ing that the wisdom of the bequest of
$10,000,000 or more for the institution out
lined In the will Is doubtful. However,
It Is likely that considerable time wlli
elapse before the actual execution of the
plan laid down can be undertaken, and the
trustees of the fund, when it becomes
available, may be able to throw more
light on the practicability of the
Nothing could be ascertained to-day
jelative to the probability or possibility
of a contest between the heirs over the
will. It is understood from a close friend
cl Stratton that the son,. I. H. Stratton,
declared some time before his father's
t n eath that if the will did not give him a
specified sum he would contest It, and
that the sum left him is less by consid
erable than the sum he named. He has
rot announced his -intention of contest
it g, however, nor authorized the state
ment that he Is likely to.
mm HICAGO. I" Sept. 21.— The Tri
f r bune to-day publishes the f ol-
M lowing \ from. Washington: ¦ By
HL^^V the time Congress- meets In
December there will -be devel-
oped an" entirely new financial
policy which will have the sanction of the
administration. It involves nothing more
nor less than the abolition of tne entire
sub-treasury system and the substitution
cf national banks as' Government deposi
tories, with the discretion vested in the
Secretary of the Treasury to determine
the kind of securities to be accepted,
thus eliminating- the - Government bond
as the only possible basis for cash loans
irom the Government
Under the limitations of the present
laws It Is nearly impossible for the Gov
ernment to do anything toward relieving
such money stringency as Is now rapidly
developing In New York, and, to a much
less degree, " in other sections of the coun
try. Under, present laws all moneys-re
ceived by the United ' States from cus
toms dues must be paid directly into the
treasury of the United States or some
Eub-treasury, and cannot be- loaned to
banks under any possible contingencies^
No matter, how great the', demand ' for
money, receipts f rom\ customs . must lie
Idle in the- treasury unless paid out to
meet current demands.
Receipts by the Government from in
ternal revenue sources 'may be loaned to
the banks without interest if -this is done
before the j money gets into ¦ the treasury
or one of the sub-treasuries. ' Even in
this event the. deposit of .; Government
funds In any bank must be secured by a
deposit in the treasury on the part of the
bank bonds of the par value of the loan
BERLIN. Sept 2L-Reports from all the
electoral districts of the empire received
by the executive committee of the Social
ists give the party managers a basis for
announcing that they expect to obtain
3,000,000. votes in the general election next
year and 100 seat's in the Reichstag, as
against 2,190,000 votes -in 1898 and fifty
three seats in the Reichstag.
The last annual convention of the So
cialist party preceding the election closed
yesterday at Munich, after having spent
much of the time in discussions between
tl^ two different wings of the. party on
party discipline. But before the conven
tion adjourned It amended the standing
platform of the party upon which the
campaign of next year will be made, it
demanding that the old age pensions be
extended to all working people and that
the cost of these pensions be borne by all
classes. National insurances of -the un
employed, widows and orphans are. also
demanded, ; as was . also a'~ law making
the employment of women for one month
before and ¦ one month after childbirth 1
Illegal. The Socialist members of .the
Reichstag were Instructed" by "the con-'
vention to use their discretion in propos-.
ins » n eight-hour day. •
Other reciprocity treaties are of little
commercial value, and If French treaty
fall, similar treaties with Germany and
Russia, which are under consideration,
also will fail. In this event there will
be an increased demand for some changes
In the tariff which will modify the sched
ules that are considered higher than
necessary to/ protect American labor.
' There is strong prejudice against two
Important reciprocity treaties with Franco
and Argentine. Eastern manufacturers
of knit goods and cheap jewelry will fight
the French treaty and wool growers and
cattlemen In the West will oppose the
Argentine treaty. The Argentine treaty
was reported adversely by the Senato
committee on foreign relations, and it
never will be ratified. Senators Aldrlch.
Platt of Connecticut, Lodge and Quay will
commercial value, and If the French treaty
Some, of the Western Republicans still
think there are tariff schedules which
could now be changed. This question has
been presented to the President and to
protection leaders like Aldrich, Hanna.
FlatU Lodge, Allison, Spooner and the
leaders in the House. They admit that
the schedules are not sound, and they do
not propose to go Into a crusade against
the tariff because of. the trusts alone.
They approve the President's position as
expressed In his speech In Cincinnati last
night. ( Still there are some schedules In
the Dingley law which were placed too
high, with a view of reciprocity treaties,
and unless such treaties are to be ratified
by the Senate these schedules may be re
garded as too high.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21.— There prob
ably will be an extra session of the Fifty
eighth Congress, called almost immedi-'.
ately after the close of the Fifty-seventh
Congress, on March 4, 1903. This is the
prediction of some of the Republican
leaders who were in close conference with
President Roosevelt last week, before he
started on his Western trip. The Repub
licans are confident of having a majority
In the next House, and they represent. the
President as ready to call that Congress
In extra session, as President McKlnley
called the Fifty-fifth' Congress in extra
session within two weeks after his inau
It will be practically Impossible to have
Congress do much outside of passing ap
propriation bills at the short session of
the Fifty-seventh Congres3. But there is
important legislation to be considered and
the Republican leaders are convinced that
the earller.it ia done the better. The
trusts will need careful consideration, and
so will reciprocity. The President la anx
ious to have Congress take up both ques
tions for careful consideration. •
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Should Colombia assume the attitude
that, the TJnlted States should meet her
terms, this country will prepare to build
a Nicaraguan canal, as permitted by the
Spooner law.
The United States is disposed to be as
conciliatory as possible, but Hay will not
make any concession in the right of the
United States Government to permanent
retention of the canal territory. The abil
ity of this Government to preserve peace
and order in the zone must also be well
defined, so that no question can be raised
about It. Finally, the authorities say that
$7,000,000 is ample, and they 'doubt if Con
gress would be willing to make a larger
payment. •
The indefinite character of the lease has
aroused the opposition in Colombia. Co
lombia desires the right to exercise civil
jurisdiction In the zone to be occupied by
the United States. She also wants Co
lombian law to prevail as much as possi
ble. With respect to the price, under the
protocol, the United States agreed to pay
down $7,000,000, and after fourteen years to
grant a reasonable annuity. The Colom
bian Government considers this too little,
and she will demand an increase of the
first payment.
Special Dispatch to -The Call.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 21.— Colombia has
declined to accept the Panama Canal pro
tocol and the modifications thereof sug
gested by Secretary Hay after the pas
sage of the Spooner bill, and new nego
tiations must be instituted. These nego
tiations will take up the questions of
sovereignty over the strip which the
United States desires for the construc
tion of the canal, the administration of
Justice in that territory, and the financial
terms upon which the lease shall ' be
Thus have come to naught the prelim
inary negotiations over which Secretary
Hay and Minister Concha and Senor Her
ran of the Colombian legation labored so
earnestly • last spring. The : protocol was
the result of pourparlers then exchanged,
and Congress gave its assent to the pro
visions as formulated by Secretary Hay.
In order that the protocol should be
in accordance : with the spirit of the
Spooner law, . authorizing the - construc
tion of the Panama Canal by the United
States, Hay suggested several modifica
tions that were of a comparatively unim
portant character.
Now Colombia has sent instructions to
Minister Concha and Senor Herran which
are understood to reopen three important
points of the matter. Though the proto-,
col was signed by the Colombian repre
sentatives in Washington, It has not been
ratified by the Colombian Congress, and,
therefore, Is not considered binding in Bo
¦eata.. . ,a.. -#*r.., ,.*... . v •'- - : -:' :
rrin."th* j *camar < ijtotocol--it.!-itf-m>*clfically
provided that the sovereignty of Colom
bia shall be maintained over the canal,
but other provisions deprive her of some
of the rights of sovereignty. The 'United
Stdtes is granted a "zone five kilometres
wide for the canal for a period of 100
years, with the privilege of renewal."
This provision further declares that the
joint commission created by the United
States and Qoloinbia shall enforce sani
tary and police regulations.
An effort was made last evening to lo
cate T. G. Parker, mentioned In the
above dispatch, but without success. His
name does not occur In the current di
rectory, but he is stated to have been at
one time engaged In the real estate busi
ness here and to be now interested In
Shasta County mining.
Anita Is described as an unusually at
tractive and uncommqnly^^^iteJUsent
"childr Her time has always been spent In
a comfortable home environment, and her
visits, when 6he traveled alone, were In
variably to the homes of relatives.
Father and mother and friends passed
the night between alternate hope and
fear, and this morning the parents deter
mined to go to San Francisco In quest of
the little girl. They spent to-day there
and did not return to Mill Valley to-night.
When the girl failed to return at a rea
sonable hour her parents became alarmed
and instituted inquiries. Late in the even
ing relatives in the metropolis were com
municated with, but they declared Anita
had not visited them.
Anita left her parents' home early yes
terday morning and is reported to have
boarded a train for Sausalito with the
purpose of going to San Francisco to
consult a dentist. Before she parted from
her parents she was admonished to re
turn as early as possible to Mill Valley.
From that time up to a late hour to
night nothing has been seen or heard of
her by her parents or her friends in
Marln and San Francisco.
SAN RAFAEL, Sept. 21.— The residents
of the pretty village of Mill Valley, at
the base of Tamalpais, are greatly per
turbed over the mysterious disappearance
of Miss Anita Parker, the 15-year-old
daughter of T. G. Parker, a mining man.
Not the slightest vestige of a reason
has been assigned for the child's absence
from home, and a seemingly impenetrable
cloud envelops her whereabouts. Many of
the citizens of Mill Valley have engaged
in a search for her, and the case has been
called to the attention of the authorities
in San Francisco.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Girl Proposed to Visit
a Dentist
May End ;in Selection
of the Nicaraguan
Are Doomed to
Reciprocity Treaties
Party Leaders Sup
port Views of the
Whereabouts of Anita
Parker Excites
Negotiations Must Be
Opened on New
Colombia) Undoes the
Work of Many
Mill Valley Child Dis
appears From Her
Congress May Meet
to Discuss the
Administration Decides on
New Financial Policy.
Roos6velt Visits Veteran in
a Detroit Hospital.
The San Francisco Call.

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