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PANAMA WILL SHARE WITH COLOMBIA THE TEN-MILLION-DOLLAR CANAL FUND Continued : on " Paj»« 2. Column 4. Cruel Army Officer Is Sent to Jail. METZ, Alsace-Lorraine, Dec. 15.— Lieutenant Schilling, charged with maltreating his subordinates, was sen tenced to-day by the military court to fifteen months' imprisonment. Schill ing was \ charged with 618 cases of maltreatment. Hulls of .War Vessels Scraped- and ¦Paiiited and They May Sail To-Day. ! The .¦ torpedo-boat; destroyers Paul Jones and UPreble arrived on Monday night and were placed in the drydock at the Union Iron Works early yesterday^ morning. The man agement of the" works at once began RUSH WORK ON BOATS. LONDON, Dec. 15. — The body of Lord Stanley of Alderley, who died December 10 of pneumonia, was buried according to Mohammedan rites in Alderley, Shelford, Cheshire, to-day. Such an occurrence is unique in the history of,the British peerage. The strictest secrecy was observed. Burled With Mohammedan Rites. LOS ANGELES. Dec. 15. — When the body of Joel Venable, an inmate of the Soldiers' Home at Santa Moni ca, who was stricken dead with heart disease yesterday, was taken to the hospital, there was found sewed up In the lining of his vest $2675 in green backs. Venable has no known rela tives. He was formerly a member of the. Independent Battery. Ohio Light Artillery. Wealth of n Veteran Is Discovered .. After His Death From Heart Dis ease in Santa Monica. FORTUNE IN THE VEST OF SOLDIERS' HOME INMATE FOLK NOT DISCOURAGED BY RULING OF COOIT Missouri Circuit Attorney Says No Person Guilty of Boodllns Will Escape. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 15. — Circuit At torney Folk said to-day regarding the Supreme Court ruling declaring that informations issued by prosecuting at torneys were not valid unless accom panied by affidavits by them or some other person: "So far as the boodle cases are con cerned," they will continue to be tried and sent to the Supreme Court. What ever the effect of the decision may b« it will not permanently release any boodler now under charge." Boers to Exhibit at Exposition. NEW YORK. Dec. 15^ — Among the passengers on the steamer Umbria to day was General Benjamin Vlljoen, a Boer commander, who comes to ar range for an exhibition of Boer llf» at the St. Louis exposition. LONDON, Dec. 15.— A lengthy let ter from the counsel of foreign bond holders, personally addressed . to Pres ident Roosevelt, putting forward the bondholders' position anent Panama and Colombia, has been for warded by the Foreign Office to Em bassador Durand, who has been in structed to hand it, unofficially, to the President. The letter recites the his tory of the Colombian debt and asks the President to use his good offices to secure an equitable assumption of a portion thereof by the Panama Gov ernment. The statement telegraphed from The Hague to the Morning Leader of this city that both Holland'and Great Britain insist that Panama shall as sume liability for $15,000,000 of the Colombian debt is emphatically denied by the counsel,. who points, out that no such large sum was ever dreamed of as Panama's share. Arbitration at The Hague or the: personal decision of President Roosevelt would be quite satisfactory, to the bondholders. Creditors of Colombia Ask President to -Protect Their "Rights." APPEAL OF BONDHOLDERS. SALT LAKE, Utah, Dec. 15. — Thomas R. Fuller, the Fort Douglas soldier accused, of having attacked Miss Edith Gill on Sunday night, -has been taken to the State penitentiary for safe keeping and placed in solitary confinement. This action resulted from the discovery that nearly 200 sol diers at the post were planning to come to, the city and storm the Jail and lynch Fuller. When the post of ficers learned of this all permits to leave the post were summarily sus pended, extra guards placed on duty and many of the men locked in the barracks. The feeling, at the post against Fuller is very bitter. Fuller to-day -was positively identified by Miss Gill as her assailant. of Attacking Miss Gill. Utah Officials Take Preeautions to Prevent Lynching of Man Accused PLACE SOLDIER IN STATE PRISON FOR SAFE KEEPING ALICE. Tex., Dec. 15. — The an nouncement that Lady 'Constance Mac kenzie would arrive on a certain date led to an amusing mistake. A tele gram informed R. J. Kleberg of the Santa Gertrudes ranch of Lady Mac kenzie's proposed visit, the dispatch having been sent by a Northern Texas ranchman, whom she had b6en visit ing. Kleberg was absent and the boss of his ranch received the telegram. The ranch boss is not up on titles of no bility and he concluded that Lady Mackenzie was a thoroughbred mare that Kleberg was sending, so he tele phoned to J. B. Ragland, a livery stable man, that Lady Mackenzie would arrive, and that, as she was a high-bred animal. Ragland would be expected to take especial care of her until she could be forwarded to Kle berg's ranch. A fine stall was pre pared and the mistake was not dis covered until the train arrived. Ranch Foreman. Informed by Wire of Her Coining, Supposes Message Re fers to Thoroughbred Mare. PREPARES STABLE STALL FOR LADY MACKENZIE , Regarding the report about the dis patch of troops to the isthmus of Pan ama, the press is authorized to make this statement: Until the Senate shall have ratified the Hay-Bunau-Varilla treaty the administration will look to the marines to protect the isthmus and keep order there, unless, In the" mean time, it Is learned that a considerable force of Colombian troops is to attack Panama. In the latter event the pro tection of the republic could be best accomplished by the army, and troops would supplant the marines. It may be stated, however, that this Government does not expect such an emergency to arise at present, and has prepared to retain the present force of marines In Isthmian waters until after the ratifi cation of the canal treaty. WASHINGTON. Dec. 15.— The Gov ernment of Panama is willing to allow Colombia a portion of the cash sum to be paid by the United States for' the canal right-of-way. The amount so [ donated must be applied to paying the foreign debt of Colombia. It has been the contention of Great Britain, Holland and some-other Euro pean powers that the^ev*:' republic of Panama* should assjnne^a. .' PQrUibn. * of Colombia's foreign- debt. It became known to-day that, all of Minister Bunau-Varllla's regent visits to the State Department have been in con nection with this question. A point lias been reached where the Minister an nounces himself ready to sign an agree ment that one-third of the 510,000,000 paid for the canal zone snail be turned over to Colombia for the payment of her foreign Indebtedness. In reaching this decrsion Bunau- Varilla has been largely influenced by the advice of State Department offi cials, who have urged him tq make such concession. Minister Beaupre cabled the State Department to-day that he would leave Bogota on December 20 and asked that a warship be ordered to meet him at Cartagena to bring him to the United States. He expects to reach Cartagena by December 26 or 27. He v. ill leave Secretary Snyder in charge of the lega tion. . Special Dispatch to The Call. Young Republic to Heed Secretary- Hay's Advice. UNITED STATES WARSHIPS WHICH HAVE .BEE?? HURRIED .FROM MARE ISLAND NAVY YARD FOR OVERHAULING BEFORE VOY AGE TO PANAMA TO PREVENT COLOMBIAN TRESPASS A Alvord was turned over to Sheriff Lewis of Cochise County this morning by the Government officer, who has maintained a guard about the jail while he was in their charge. This guard was withdrawn this afternoon. Stiles, against whom eleven Indictments had been returned, was to have been tried at Phoenix and In the meantime the United Stages Attorney had permitted the Territory to prosecute him * upon the charge of shooting Jailer George Bravin when Alvord and Stiles broke out of the Tombstone jail after the Fairbank robbery and escaped to So nora. Alvord there remained in hiding un til the first of this year, when Stiles, who had turned State's evidence, be trayed him Into the hands of the offi cers. Stiles afterward refused to tes tify against Alvord and was himself thrown Into jail to be tried for his many crimes. Alvord had been kept In jail at Phoenix and Stiles at Tucson pending trial and were taken to Tomb stone only a week aeo. United States Marshal McCord, who is at Tucson, has ordered all line towns to send out patrolling parties. Captain Rynning of the Arizona Rangers wired at 9 o'clock to-night that he was about to leave at the head of a posse, while custom-house officers and local officials at Naco, Nogales and other border towns have wired that mounted In spectors, rangers and officers have gone out to endeavor to prevent the jail breakers from crossing into Mexico. United States Marshal McCord said to night : ••I confidently believe that both Stiles and Alvord will be dead by morning and possibly others of the band who broke Jail. The men in pursuit are determined, the criminals are desperate and I don't see how they can avoid a fight with the officers, for they will never give themselves up again alive, as they have many times boasted if they ever escaped again. Everything possible has been done to prevent them crossing the line and I hardly see how they can elude our men. I am hourly expecting news from one of the pur suing parties." JAIL NOT GUARDED. In the party are Forest Hill and Jack Foster, both deputy United States Mer shals and former members of the Ari zona Rangers. They will shoot the desperadoes at sight, taking no chances at night with such desperate men as both Stiles and Alvord are known to be. "With the notorious outlaws are James Bennett, who was indicted for smuggling, was released on bond and thrown Into prison again for smug gling tools to Stiles and Alvord to be used In making an escape. Bennett served six years at Yuma for highway robbery. Louis James, Indicted for a daring murder committed at Bisbee, was also among the prisoners and is no doubt with them. Jack O'Brien and Bob Depriest are also members of the party, both of them highwaymen and as desperate as their confederates. TOWNS RUSH PURSUERS; NO QUARTER TO BE SHOWN. TOMBSTONE, Ariz., Dec. 15.— Burt Alvord and Bill Stiles, train robbers and all-round desperadoes, together with eight other prisoners, made their escape from the old jail at Tombstone at 6 o'clock, to-night by cutting a hole through the wall. They at once made their way to a thicket on the outskirts of the town, where horses, arms and ammunition had been concealed by confederates, vaulted into their sad dles and headed for the Mexican line, thirty miles away. Alvord, who was sentenced to a term at Yuma in the United States court two days ago, was to be taken away shortly after 6 o'clock, and when the Sheriff went to get his prisoner he dis covered every man confined in the jail had flown. He at once gave the alarm and, summoning together six of the best officers In the place, set out in pursuit. Special Dispatch to The Call. This double victory will be of great advantage to Chamberlain, who will resume his campaign to-morrcw night at Leeds, when he will address a big meeting. ¦ The Liberal dallies confess dis couragement and urge the free traders to redouble their efforts, since, as the Chronicle remarks. "Mr. Chamberlain Is a power in the country which it would be most serious not to estimate highly." The Dally News discusses the prob ability of the Government being en couraged by yesterday.'s results, ap pealing to the country without delay. The Dally Telegraph boldly suggests that the result must dispel Balfour*s doubts as to whether the country la ripe for a preferential policy and pro poses that "Mr. Chamberlain should be invited to proceed personally to the colonies and see what practical ar rangements can be made to secure a complete commercial union within the empire." '¦ • % The Liberals telegraphed to the King on the subject and promptly received a reply authorizing the statement that no permission had been given to use the King's name In any way. Hundreds of motor cars toured the constituencies, bringing voters to the polls. Joseph Chamberlain expressed him self as delighted with the result of the elections, and the protectionist dailies claim the results as a complete triumph for Chamberlain's policy. Both constituencies polled very heav ily. Lewisham. which 13 largely a working class district, shows a reduced majority of about 400. compared with the last contested election of 1S32. In Dulwich, whica is mainly the home of the city clerk, a greater reduction is shown, the majority for the Conserva tives in 1893 having reached 3000. These reductions are of small significance. however. In the face or trie fact that the Chamberlainite candidate? obtained large majorities where the free trade party undoubtedly hoped to win. TRIUMPH OF CHAMBERLAIN. LONDON", Dec. 15.— Bye elections were held to-day in the Dulwich divi sion of Camberwell and at Lewisham to fill vacancies caused by the deaths of Sir John Blundell Maple and John Penn, both of whom had represented their constituencies for many years in the Conservative interests. In the borough of Lewisham Major Cc-ates. Conservative, was elected by a majority of 2012. . At Dulwich E. Rutherford Harris, Conservative, was elected by a major ity of 1427. Few bye elections of recent years have evoked a tithe of the interest shown in to-day's contest. Dr. Harris. Conservative, who was confidential agent of the late Cecil Rhodes, and C F. G. Masterman, Liberal, contested Dulwich, while Major Coates and J. W. Cleland represented the Conservatives and Liberals, respectively. In the Lew isham borough. The fiscal question has been prominent throughout the cam paign and Joseph Chamberlain Inter vened with letters in support of thf» Conservative candidates. The question of the importation of Chinese labor into South Africa has been. «sed by th* Lib erals at Dulwich as an anti-Harris, slogan, while the Conservatives even dragged in the King's name, attaching the words "Edward, Rex." to posters In such a way as to create the impres sion that the King was a supporter of Chamberlain's fiscal policy. NOT AUTHORIZED BY KINO. PARIS, Dec. 15.— Premier Combes to day communicated to the Council of Ministers the text of a bill forbidding all teaching by the religious orders, even those now actually authorized, which will be presented in the Cham ber of Deputies on Friday next. The purpose of the measure is to ab rogate the existing legislation per mitting teaching by the author ized religious orders. The bill pro vides for the dissolution, accom panied by the sequestration of prop erty, of such congregations as exist solely for the purpose of teaching, and for the partial sequestration of the property of those congregations which, in addition to teaching, also conduct hospitals for the indigent. Five years are allowed for the com plete carrying out of the proposed law, the adoption of which will entail the closing of 1299 schools for boys, 2195 school buildings where girls are taught and all the schools conducted by the Christian Brothers. The bill also pro vides for the enlargement of the pub lic schools conducted by the state. It Is estimated that the complete opera tion of the Premier's plan will cost the Stam $5,000,009. ..-..-,-,.,./- The session of. the Senate to-day was devoted to an interpellation attacking the action of M. Pelletan, Minister of Marine, in canceling the trial of a mutinous sailor by a special naval court, on the grounds that the court was Illegally constituted. The inter pellator claimed that the Minister him self has acted illegally. The Senate, however, upheld Minister Pelletan by a vote of 154 to 94. Measure Provides for the Sequestration of All Properties of the Re ligions Congregations. Position of the New . Fiscal Policy's Champion Greatly Strengthened by the Victory. Notorious Burt Alvord Leads Nine Fugitives, Who Are Being Eotly Pursued by Rangers. Cutthroat Band Rides Furi ously From Tombstone to the Border. Conservative Candidates Triumph Over the Free Traders. Even the Associations Now Authorized Will Be Abolished, Outlaws Make Dash to Freedom in Arizona. French Premier Com pletes Text of His Drastic Bill Chamberlain Winner in Two British Districts. TO STRIKE LAST BLOW AT CHURCH DESPERATE MEN BREAK FROM JAIL LIBERALS BEATEN IN ELECTIONS Noted Persian^ Coming to America. TOKIO.' Dec: 15.— M'rza -Asghar Khan, the former Grand Vizier of Per 813^ >has arrived here on his way to the United States. i ¦ Bryan V Is Proceeding to Mosco w. 3 VIENNA. : Dec. 1 5. — William Jen nings Bryan; arrived here to-day from Venice.; ; He made no stay in Vienna, going on "to Moscow, by way of War saw. ¦" ' Vi -'¦¦•¦ Cruiser. Mcdjidle Off on Trial Trip. . PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 15. — The new... Turkish cruiser.' Medjldle left Cramps' shipyards to-day - for a two days', builders' trial off the Delaware Breakwater. The contract palls for twenty-two-knots an hour. * CONSTANTINOPLE, -Dec. 15. — The United States Legation has received ah exhaustive report of the recent inci dent at Alexandretta, 5 fully, convicting the local authorities - and police" of having made an unwarranted attack on Consul Davis; of arbitrary inter ference with him in the pursuit' of his duties, and showing that although At tarian, the naturalized American, had been ten days In Alexandretta, he:was not molested until he. attempted to embark for Egypt under the protec tion of the Consul. .The 'legation, has transmitted the report to Washington and is awaiting Instructions: regarding the measures to be taken to "obtain satisfaction. -7; ATTACK OX OUR CONSUL . DUE TO TUItfclSH MALICE • ASHLAND, -Wis., Dec. 15. — Steps have been taken for the formation of a Lake Superior Seal Propagation So ciety, the object being to stock Lake Superior with fur-bearing seals. % The head of the society • will be Seben Malaroff of Ashland, a retired Rus sian sailor, with thirty years' experi ence as a sealer; former ' Lieutenant Governor Fifleld ' and J. S. Robins of Rhinelander. - - It is figured that ten males and forty female peals in the lake will' increase to 1000 in twenty years. Apostle Island, or Isle Royal, together with the rocky shores of Lake Superior, would be an ideal breeding, place for the seal, it is held, and Malaroff says the climatic conditions are perfect. Efforts will be made to obtain gov ernmental regulation by agreement with Canada. The projectors figure large profits. Special Dispatch to The Call. VIENNA, Dec. 15.— According to the Neue /Wiener Journal Emperor Francis Joseph, In receiving M. Vuitch, the Servian* Minister, i severely criticized the • continuance of the murderers of King Alexander arid Queen Draga at the-' Servian ;. court and In the Govern ment and "army.).. His Majesty declared that^ until they'* were punished or at least removed from King Peter's suite cordial relations between Austria and ServJa would :be* Impossible. The 'Erriperor added that the con science of .; Europe demanded stern treatment for 'the murderers, even at the risk of/ Increasing internal dis orders, i. Austria had shown her dis pleasure in a comparatively :nlld man ner by giving leave of absence to her representative at Belgrade, but this would be followed by gTaver demon strations by the powers If the regicides were allowed to' retain their Influence. Special Dispatch to The Call Austria Again Asks for Punishment oI^Assassins. Plan to Establish a . Colony on the Inland Sea. ' Special Dispatch to The Call. NEW YORK, Dec. 15.— War between financial leaders of the country looms large on the Wall-street horizon and petty money handlers dread the conse quences of what may be the greatest battle ever fought between modern trust masters. John D. Rockefeller, George Gould and Andrew Carnegie, in alliance against A. J. Cassatt and the Pennsyl vania Railroad Company, have planned the undoing of that corporation, and the first assault is to be directed against that branch which is engaged in the manufacture of steel rails. It be came known in Wall street to-day that the Fteel rail pool was to be dissolved at the meeting of the steel tryst to morrow. The trust controls fully 60 per cent of the producing capacity of the country. Heretofore it has been re- Ftrlcted to an output of only 43 per cent and has b*»en forced to share its profits with its rivals when the output exceed ed this percentage. Now It is prepared to swing into competition 'with the in dependent?, with its great capacity and its power to cut rates. Steel rails at 512 a ton are expected and when this figure is reached the in dependents will be driven to straits and among the Independents hit hard est will be the Pennsylvania Steel Company, owned and managed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The old enmity between John D. ¦Rockefeller end Morgan and his ally. Cassatt. is to be made a live thing through this fight. The Rockefellcr- Carnegie-Gould combination controls the steel trust and has its individual fight with Carsatt. He has not re tired, as the Rockefellers ordered him to do and he has not been frightened, apparently, by the threat to build a Southern Pennsylvania railroad from Pittsburg to Philadelphia. The Penn sylvania Railroad, so far as can be *y*en, shows no disposition to be forced into ' submission to Rockefeller. A demoralizing reduction in prices ran be expected if open war breaks out. The first cut is scheduled for next week, when prices, it is said, will be cut to $26 a ton. The effect upon the Pennsylvania Steel Company will be most Revere, however. The steel trust will throw all its power of compe tition against this company and will force It to manufacture steel rails at a rate permitting of little or no profit. BELIEVE INCEXDIAIUES STARTED ROCHESTER FIRES ROCHESTER. N. Y.. Dee. 15.— It is estimated that the losses by the fires that last night destroyed the plants of the Foster & Armstrong Piano Company, the Hoyt Shoe Company k^nd the Wendell Piano Company will reach a total of 5500.000, with about 50 per cent Insurance. . It is believed the fires were etarted by incendiaries. The plants were located in different parts of the city and the "fires started jrithln a st3t'time «f each other. FUR SEALS FOR LAKE SUPERIOR GIVES LAST WARNING TO KING PETER Rockefeller - Cassatt War Breaks Out Afresh. FINANCIAL KINGS WILL DO BATTLE TEX3 WrATEER, . Fcrecait male at 8aa Pran cieco for thirty hours eudlnff midnight, December 16: Eaa Pranclico and vicinity- Bain "Wednesday; brisk to hiffh southeast winfin. A. O. XScAOXi:, District forecaster. JTHEATEES. Alcazar^Tha Olrl X left Bs — >htna Me." California — "Foxy Grandpa." Central — "The Scout's Uevesce." Columbia — "Solly Varden." Fischer's — "I. O. U." Grand — "The Bosnia Brier Basil." Orpnpum — Vaudeville. Matinee To-Day. The Chute*— Vaudeville. VOLUME XCV— XO. 16. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1903. The San Francisco Call