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LONDON, Oct. 2S.-"King Leopold." says the Brussels correspondent of : the Dally Express, "has promised 'Commis sioner Walsh to visit the St. Louis Ex position." King Leopold Will Come. Bandits Capture a Manchurian Town, j . ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 27.-A dispatch received, here ifrom , Kharbin,'- the new Russian* town on the ' Manchiirlan Rail road; 615 : miles from \Port Arthur,', says that the- town' of- Bodune. Manchuria)* has been; captured » by "bandits and that-Rus- sian: troops .have ibeen senti to its- relief. ' NEW YORK. Oct. 27.— John Vincent, alias Dondorf. was arrested . to-day, charged with swindling by means of the fake wire "tapping" gang. The com plainant is Thomas Jordan, a saloon keeper, who says that Vincent ? procured $12,000 from him. The police are looking for Vincent's alleged accomplices^ Swindlers Reap a Rich Harvest PORTLAND, Or.. Oct. 27.-J. B. Gilbert, a farmer living ten miles east of this cityi'.was killed last night by a vicious boar .while attempting to' stop a fight_ be tweentwo hogs. The i.b'bar^.bit-' through an- artery ) in his • leg and Gilbert jumped into another pen to save himself.' I He wa$ found dead at noon j to-day by his brother^ in-law. his body having been partially eaten'by the hogs. , - ; Farmer Killed by Vicious Boar. from official source* that the' proposed treaty between the United States and Cuba was returned to Washington by mail last Saturday. With the treaty was went a counter proposition by the Gov ernment of Cuba to that of the. United Btates. the nature of which is not known, but it Js understood that President Palma, in a letter sent with the treaty, eays that the acceptance of the propositions made by ihe United States would be rufn 3ue to Cuba, as it would result in a large reduction of the customs revenue of th»' Island. • PROPOSED CUBAN TREATY DOES NOT MEET APPROVAL President PaJma Says Its Acceptance Would Be Ruinous to the Island. HAVANA, Oct. 27.— The representative hero of the Associated Prees has learned to his corner when his cue wa« given, him and the ceremony was concluded -with "Fitz" towering majestically at the' side of the groom. . ¦ ; .' ", -> 'CHICAGO, Oct. 27.— The Record-Herald to-morrow .will say: Between 40,000 and 50.000 colonists ' have- gone 'into the Far Western, North w'estern and Southwestern States during, the months of September and y The ;movement : of home seekers 7 and:, settlers has never before been; so great in the history of Western railroads. ' 'During the." 'present week, which is the. last of the 533" rate to ihe Pacific Coast, •. the "railways will ; carry fully 20,000 .colonists out '¦ at Chicago, St. Paul, St. Louts and other large cities in the Middle West. r The Santa Fe alone will carry^at least 3000 during the week, orders having; been "given for seventy-five cars thus far ;* ¦-'¦'"¦.;•.•":¦¦"'''**¦ '-¦' - . . ¦: ¦' Movement of Homeseekers and Set t\ ; tiers Has Never Before Been -.'- ::--"! ;- ' ¦ So Great. THOUSANDS OF COLONISTS ARE TRAVELING WESTWARD = Superintendent .of the Division W. A. Worthington'ln an Interview last evening said , that he could riot lay the blame for the i accident upon any one until he had made a full investigation. Engineer Arm strong,: who had charge of the "light" locomotive. .will give" his side of the story to. Worthlngton to-day. . Fireman Herman Walker lies in the Railroad Hospital "with a' fractured jaw. Tne'.physlcians have been' unable to so far detect any, fracture, of the skull, and ijJjH prospects for recovery are bright. Engineer Robert James Maxwell, who was injured in the collision near Camp bell yesterday, died ; soon . after reaching the Railroad .Hospital in this cityl. He was 35 years of age and a native of Ore gon. .-. His y body was removed to the Morgue pending an: inquest. I . Fireman Walker "Probably Will Sur vive His Injuries. MAXWELI DIES IN . HOSPITAL. The engine of the Almaden train was badly wrecked. , The cylinders were torn out and flung-to- either side of the track: The headlight..; pilot and : other -front portions were '.. demolished. 'The: tender was pitched up and rested agalst the en gineer's cab.'^ A /, car.' .next to < the tender loaded . with : grapes ; was smashed to fragments;, and .'the grapes , scattered -. \ over . the ¦ , ground. The remaining; cars, including the passen ger coach, . were ; not damaged. The broad gauge engine was running 'back ,v/ard and it suffered but little, the': teh- Walker's' lower Jaw was broken .and,lt Is . feared his ; skull ;-is fractured. He r was severely -scalded' and. suffered internal in-7, juries. It is .believed'he is fatally hurt. Maxwell-was scalded- and- burned on both arms' a'nd "across* the back. In addition tc this his -face ; was cut and lacerated by broken glass and. he may have., inhaled seme of the ,steam. Both men were made as comfortable' as possible and taken to the Southern Pacific Hospital in San Francisco, i : - ¦ . '. proach was, when he heard it "whistle.. At that time it ,was'about, 100 feet aWay.^He. at once applied the"- reverse brake/anil reduced his'' speed. '; " r The collision caused the tender of the passenger .engine to telescope the cabi The . engineer and fireman ¦¦.. were ;> pinned in. • Both were. unconscious and in danger of being cooked: to .death . by escaping fteam.'when ;rescuedlby other' trainmen. The track was blocked for two hours. •< The freight engine. for the narrow gauge line -was derailed ; at Santa Clara at S o'clock this morning. ¦ -Wrong signals were given and it ran into an open switch. : A .wrecking crew " at once went to the Scene from thlscity. Several hours elaps ed before' the track was cleared. Passen iers and baggage from Santa Cruz were transferred around the wreck. der -being battered somewhat and the trucks being lifted- from the rails.- Fitzsimmons, faultlessly attired'.made a first-rate groomsman, although- it was evident that the role 'was' a new one for him, as Jie took his "place at the side of the bride, to ; the '¦ exclusion of Mrs,. FiVz slmmbnsl . However, he retired gracefully SACRAMENTO, Oct.' 27.--Robert Fitz simmons,' ex-champion' pugilist of . .the world, was "best; man" at a wedding; in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament to-day and Mrs. Fitzsimmons attended the bride. ' The happy 'couple were Rob ert < Manlon of , Ban -Francisco and Miss Ida Yardrock of Portland, both' member3 of Fitzsimmons' "Honest Blacksmith'.' company, ; which closed an engagement here to-night. ° , ... Two Members of the "Honest Black smith" Troupe Join'For : "- tunes. ', FITZSIMMONS ACTS AS ' . BEST MAN AT WEDDING Engineer F. M. Armstrong and Fireman Smith were' on -the broad gauge engine, which was running light and was going to the Lovelady granite, quarry.' Both men escaped, injury. , About; fifteen .miles an hour was being made by the train, while the light engine was running not quite so fast. Engineer Armstrong says that the, first he knew of the passenger train's ap- The locomotive of the Almaden train was completely .wrecked. Its freight con sisted of carloads of grapes! The Alma den'train was due here at 7:45 o'clock. SAN JOSE, Oct.: 27.— The Alma den local train, consisting of freight cars and j a passenger coach, collided with a broad gauge engine • at ¦ Moultpns spur, between 'This -city- and' Campbell, shortly after 7:30 o'clock thlb morning. "" Engineer Robert J. Maxwell and Fireman Herman Walker of, the'Al maden train were imprisoned in - thelr cab by the tender telescoping the engine. Both were seriously injured and the . former succumbed to his hurfa after he had reached- the railroad 'hospital ;in San Francisco. There were five . passengers in the coach, but all escapedwith a se- t vere shaking. A dense' fog., was hanging over this section at the time and the en-^ gineers could not see more than fifty. feet in front of them.'" By this' fact' the acci dent Is accounted for, but just -.why the bioad gaug*e engine was" in the .way of the Almaden' train,* which was running on time, is not explained. Broads Gauge Locomotive Collides With the Almaden Locals Train •While Both Are Running Through aDenseFogbarik. ENGINEER WHO LOST HIS LIFE,^FIREMAN WHO WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED AND, VIEW OF THE. WRECK- | ED PASSENGER ENGINE TAKEN AFTER' ITS HEAD-ON COLLISION ! WITH- A,^BROAD-GAUGE LOCOMO TIVE NEAR CAMPBELL." THE FATAL' ACCIDENT OCCURRED DURING A^ HEAVY. FOG. . - ;_~, v .' : -r TT ASHINGTON. Oct. 27.— "I do -, l/l/ r ,,»Jt.tWnk--I-am;i>ejtrayJiig any &T*~Y'^'~Giri!!l3k&ce whefiT'say : that Maf "" . ~ '- Jor 'General S." B\ M.^'Voun's will bo the next lieutenant general of th« arms," said Major General Corbin to day. Then he added, "and his promotion will be enjoyed by no one more than my telf." >''¦:¦ Lieutenant General Miles will retire for age next August and this declaration by General Cor bin was inspired by some ccmmejit to the effect that the appearance of his (General (Cor bin's) name in the monthly army list next after that of General Miles pointed out the probable suc cessor. As a fact, it is stated that tha order of the names in the list was fixed by the seniority of the commission of tha officers. General Young would have about a year to serve In that grade if he is made lieutenant general. CATSKILL, N. Y., Oct. 27.-Major Gen eral S. B. M. Young is a guest of George McLanahan of Washington. D^ C., at McLanahan's country home here. Gen eral Young said to-day that a published itport relating to the coming to America of non-commissioned officers of the Eng lish army was misleading. It la. possi ble, he said, that the Englishmen who ara trained athletes may come over and glv* exhibitions at the military tournament at Malison Square next spring, and such e» hibitlons, he added, might prove Interest ing .to. Americans as showing the results of physical training In England. The English training, according to General Young, is not" superior to the system at West Point, but it is much better than can be.found at American military posts. General Young left for Washington this evening. company would submit their pay rolls under oath of their accountant He said they now had seventy clerks working day and night in compiling data for the com mission. WILL NOT WASTE TIME. President Mitchell said It would facili tate the work of the commission If it would accept a general statement on those Issues that affect all the companies and the mine workers alike— for instance the Question of shorter hours. Truesdale said that his company had a plan by which it was hoped to speedily adjust the differences between his com pany and the men. This plan was for" the miners to appoint a committee to meet a committee of his company and dlscus3 their grievances, and if there were any such that could not be settled then those issues should go before the commission for final settlement. Wilcox, speaking for his company, - said that the whole matter was one of figures. Dr. Weyl, for the miners, said that it the suggestions of the chairman were accepted Mitchell and himself would not present the statistics they had prepared because they were ready to concede that these figures were not as full and correct as they would be if taken from the com pany's books. Baer, however, thought that these sta tistics would be a check on the com panies' payrolls and should be presented. Mitchell responded that he would not be insistent upon the subject and, turn ing to Baer, said: "If we are able to agree as to what rates are paid for dif ferent classes of workmen, their monthly and annual earnings, that would form a basis of any arguments that might be made on cither side." Judge Gray expressed the opinion that Baer, after expressing his disinclination to accept' this suggestion, said 1 that his The suggestion that both sides appoint experts. to examine the books of the com panies was made by. Judge Gray, chair man of the commission. .. He said It would ba 'a good plan for-, the different interests that, the tabulated statements, regarding the existing rates of wages In the differ ent" localities of the mining region be taken from the books of the operators by "two expert accountants, one to be named by each party, such accountants to be em ployes of the commission. Thomas also urged that the conditions in each of the mining companies .were different and could J only be considered separately. He thought more progress could be made by a physical examination ot the coal region. He thought that as many of the interests -involved in the controversy were represented in New York. some of the hearings should' be had in that city. . . -.-¦•. CONDITIONS DIFFER. Judge Gray said that the Presldent'3 Instructions selected that as an arbitra tion. Thomas of the Hillside Iron and Coal and Pennsylvania Coal companies said ho noticed that the word "arbitration" had been applied to the commission's work, while he wanted It considered an Inves tigation. . , "I shall declare for the adoption of that profit-sharing plan," said he, "which gave us' peace formerly in , our relations with our employes." ' .: . .-. "W "W rASHINGTON. Oct. 27.— Wu 1/1/ Ting Fang, who ha* been Mln- Jr_ F_^l£ter._of_}h.e^_Chh3esc empire to the' United States since .May L. lin, has been recalled ; to Chhia by an tdict of the Emperor cabled to Minister Wu to-day by the Chinese Foregn Office. The edict is peremptory, Wu being di rected to return to China at as early a date as possible, even the route by which he Is to make his voyage from this coun try being indicated. The edict informs Wu that he has been appointed Minister of Commerce in asso ciation with (Jhang Chi Tung.' He takes the position just vacated by Sheng, whose father died recently. Under a peculiar provision of Chinese law -when an office holder loses by death his father or moth er he vacates his office and is not eligible to hold office again for three years, al though by custom the period of his of ficial mourning is reduced to twenty-sev #*n mnr.ths. ' Wu said to-day that he might be able to leave this country in about three weeks, but the precise date of his de parture has not be^n determined. Wu also received a cablegram announc ing that he had been appointed one of the two. members of a commission to ne gotiate 'commercial treaties with foreign powers. He will be at the head of this commission and will ha,ve associated with him Lu,' who_urtfil_&t}out.a j;ear_ago was the Chinese Minister to Germany. As Wu has been -ordered to proceed directly to Shanghai it is probable that the head quarters of the commission will be in that city. "\Vu will be accompanied to China by Madame Wu and some members of his personal suite, but he said to-day that whether he. would leave his. young eor. in this country had not yet been de termined. He desires that his son should have a good American, education,: and he may conclude to leave him in the United States, at least for a time.' ' Minister Wu expressed great regret at his sudden recall from this country, al though he is not unappreciative of the honor done him by. his Government. He eaid to-day that the American people had been most kind to him and he should carry away with him the pleasantest memories of his sojourn in the United States. He always had endeavored, he eaid, to promote cordial relations between this country and China, and that effort would be continued when he returned to live among his own people. In official and diplomatic cildes the revs of the early departure of Wu was received with sincere regret. For years he has been one of the most popuiar numbers of the diplomatic corps. Wu expects to leave the legation- in charge of the first secretary. Shen Tung. No ad vices have been received as to the prob- s able time of the arrival of the new Min ister. SKr:;' j Wu Ting Fang Gets New Honors From Empire. Young Will Become Next Lieutenant General. MAJOR GENERAL * S. B. 'M. YOUNG. WHO 19 SLATED TO SUCCEED MILES. CHINESE MINISTER WU TING FANG. WHO IS RECALLED i FOR PROMOTION. I PARIS, Oct. 27.— The announcement of the decision of Attorney General Knox that he found the title of the Panama canal property valid and 'unencumbered has been received here with much satis faction by the officials of the company and the Government. M. Lampre, secre tary of the company, said to-day that the decision bore out his contention before the Morgan committee of the Senate. He expects the next step will be the con clusion of a treaty with Colombia. While the feecrctary foresees some delay in rati fying the treaty, he says Knox's decision assures the carrying out' of the Panama project. ' The Colombian Legation officials de cline to discuss this latest response made by Colombia, but the opinion prevails that included "within its scope are some representations respecting or growing out of recent events 6n the isthmus. . ,'V": 1 EVENTS ON THE ISTHMUS. One obstacle which It Is believed will interfere somewhat with ; the immediate resumption of negotiations of the treaty is the feeling aroused in Colombia by the actions of American naval officers during the revolutionary movements there. These are declared to have been bitterly resented in Bogota, where it was felt the American officers had exceeded their au thority In interfering with the transpor tation of Colombian soldiers across the Isthmus railroad, a right the Colombian officials have asserted is guaranteed them by\ treaty. The controversy growing eut of the attitude of these officers' was taken up by the Colombian State Department with United States Minister Hart at Bo gota, and so far as known has not yet been definitely settled. The question at issue touches the question of sovereignty and has an important bearing on the pending subject. ~ : . . . The Colombian Government clings to its contention that it has no con stitutional authority to alienate any Colombian territory and reiterates that the teat it can do to meet the language of the Spooner act, which looks to per petual control by the United States over the canal strip, is to make a 100-year lease with a distinct stipulation that the same shall be renewable by the United States at the expiration of the first century. CLINGS TO CONTENTION. tne ~-Co}em>TCn \G<frernment-)|s. now en tirely "dissatisfied .'with the small amount of tb« payment to be made to it by the United States under the terms 'of the protocol, which it Is proposed to use as the basis for the treaty. The sum is $7,000,000. Colombia wants at least $10, 000,000. Moreover, the original proposal looked to a wait for fourteen years before beginning the payment of annual rental, the amount of which was to be then fixed by mutual agreement. Colombia now asks the United States to agree at once oil a lump yearly pament of $600,000, which will largely increase the immediate cost of the enterprise. WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.— The long-ex pected response of the Colombian Gov ernment to the proposition made by the State Department for the negotiation of a canal on the lines of the Spooner act has reached Washington, and • was pre sented to the State Department by Mr. j Hcrran, Secretary of the Colombian Le- Igation. It Is difficult to learn the exact nature of this communication, but it is known that it Is not altogether an un qualified acceptance of the State Depart ment's proposition. It is, however, friend ly and dignified In tone and does not close the negotiations by any means, though it unquestionably sets back the date of final agreement . by : opening up new topics for argument. For one; thing. Interference With TrooDS on Isthmus Causes New Attitude. Demands an Immediate Payment on Rental of Canal. Seeking to Secure Ten Million Dollars. (Operators to Ignore the Union. First Session of the Arbi trators. RAIL DISASTER NEAR CAMPBELL COSTS THE LIFE OF ENGINEER COLOMBIA'S TERMS ARE INCREASED PROCEEDINGS at the first business session of the commission appointed by President Roosevelt to set i tie by arbitration the questions in dispute in the an trracite coal fields of Pennsylvania indicate that the zvork is to be done in a most systematic manner. Statements by the coal operators plainly show that they zvill. : continue to refuse to recognize the United Mine Workers of America, but are willing to deal with President John Mitchell as the official representative of the striking miners. r President Baer of the Reading Railroad 'o ffcrcd to place \ a special train at the service of the commission, but this offer was promptly declined. Judge Gray, chairman of 'the board., madc^the pointed statement that the commis sion will pay its zvay' everyzvhere; the members trusting to the\Government for ..suitable reimbursement later. The iirst zvork of the arbitrators will be to make a personal inspection' of the physical condition of the mines and the homes of the miners; after this the question of wages and hours of labor will be investigated from every ANTHRACITE COAL STRIKE COMMISSION DECIDES TO ACCEPT NO FAVORS AND TO PROBE THOROUGHLY MATTERS IN DISPUTE SLA TED A S CHIEF OF ARMY PRICE FIVE CENTS. VOLUME XCII-NO. 150. SAN FRANCISCO, ', TUESDAY; 28, 1902. CHINESE MINISTER RECALLED The San Francisco Call. WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.— The Anthra cite Coal Strike; Commission to-day, In the hearing room of the Interstate Com merce Commission, held its first confer ence with the parties to the controversy in the anthracite regions. There was a full representation of both operators and miners, and members of the press and other interested parties were present. The commission occupied the elevated seats generally filled by members of the Inter state Commerce Commission, Judge Gray, as president, occupying the center, and Wright, Watkins and Clark the seats to the right of him In the order hame"d, while General Wilson,. Bistiop Spalding and Parker sat on the left in the order named. The proceedings covered about two hours' time and were given up en tirely to a discussion of the time and method of proceeding with the proposed investigation.! The commission decided to begin Us work next Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, the first days of the investigation to be devoted to a physical examination of the mines and homes of the miners, starting in the vicinity of Scranton. The entire anthracite region will be covered. There "was- much discussion over a proposition made by the commission to have expert accountants appointed to audit the state ments of wages arid classification of min ers ; to be made by the operators for the ¦use.ot the commission, but no result was reached on this point, beyond the an- intenttefc-lo apptffiit OTfcfi'aVac-. countarif' In "case his services should be found necessary. • PRESENTED .BY MITCHELL. During the progress of the meeting John Mitchell, as representative of the miners, presented a copy of the, original declaration of the miners as formulated by the Shamoktn convention, as the basis of the demands of the miners. This de mand is, first, for an increase of 20 per cent in wages of those not engaged by the day; second, a reduction of 20 per cent fn wci king hours of those engaged by the day; third, the payment for coal mined by weight of a minimum rate of 60 cents per ton of 2240 pounds; fourth, a wage agreement between the operators and miners for an adjustment of wages. Baer, on the part of the coal operators, took exception to Mitchell's appearance before the commission as a representa tive of the Mine Workers' Union, but said he had no objection to his presence as a representative of the strikers as such in their, individual capacity. The commis sion made no attempt to settle the con troversy, but it was made apparent that the recognition of the Miners' Union will be an important and knotty problem for thv arbitrators. BAER RAISES A POINT. - Preceding the discussion over appoint ing experts to audit the books, Baer said the operators would' be prepared to meet the. miners In the region and to assist In giving all information. Many of the in dividual operators are not represented, and they were not consulted and were not compromised ,foy the letter he had writ ten. • Judge Gray suggested that they could be represented. At the meeting next Mon day they would determine which of the companies should be taken up first,, and the place of meeting could be determined by "the location of the coal company taken up. •. , Baer made a point ot saying that the case of each coal company would be dealt with separately. He would argue for the sliding scale In the payment of waees.