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PRETORIA. Dec. 30. — After three
days' debate in the Legislative Council a motion in favor of the introduction of Asiatic labor in South Africa was carried by a vote of 22 to A, CooUes for South Africa. Massachusetts Man Gets a Plum. WASHINGTON. Dec. 30.— *The Postmaster .General has appointed Edward F. Kimball of Massachusetts superintendent of the 'money order system of * the Postoffice Department. Kimball has been in charge of • , this branch of the service, since the ; re moval of " J. T." Metcalfe during the' postofflce investigation.:- 7 BERLIN, Dec. 30. — Cold weather has suddenly set in over Germany, partially stopping riv"er" and canal navigation. Emperor William, the Empress and their children skated to day on the artificial lake in the grounds of the new palace. . Emperor William Goes Skating. Trouble Over Love Affair. CLEVELAND. Ohio, Dec. 20. — Misi Julia Ricks, who some -time sinc< created a sensaibm in . New York bj demanding a large sum of money fron Mrs. May Harrington Stallo, the for mer wife of Dan R. Hanna, was to^daj adjudged insane and committed- to th« State, Asylum for the Insane. Miss Ricks is 22, years of age and . excep tionally, handsome. Disappointment ir a love affair is said to have causec her mental derangement. NEW YORK, Dec. 30.— Orchestra seats, previously selling at $2, will be reduced next Monday to $1 50 by the management of the Manhattan The ater. The cut has caused much ex citement among Broadway theatrical managers, who have clung for several years to the higher price for choice seats. Cut Prices of Theater. Seats. NEW YORK, Dec. 30.— Radium is re ported to have removed a cancer which had spread over the, entire rfeht cheek of William Hoffman, 62 years old, of Newark, N. J. When he came here for treatment several specialists ex pressed the belief that the growth could be removed only by cutting away near ly all the flesh on one side of his head. Hoffman's nephew, a physician, pro cured a tube containing a tiny portion of radium and experimented by placing it in the patient's mouth. 1 He reports that Hoffman complained qtj burning sensation in the cheek, which became unendurable after about forty minutes. The swelling began to . go down ¦ im mediately and the growth' begun to dis appear after the treatment had been continued a few days. - A stronger tube, was. procured from Paris and at' the end of six weeks the cancer Is said to have entirely disappeared, leaving the cheek in its normal state,. Xew Substance. New York Specialist Reports Quick Results From the Use of the- RADIUM CURES CANCER OX PATIENT'S CHEEK A Guaranteed Cure for Files. Itching:, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles. Tour drupglat will refund money If Paio Ointment falls to cure you In 6 to 14 days. 50.2* WOODLAND, Dec. 30.— Two saloons and a store were robbed in Davisville last nigrht. In each instance entrance was effected by prying open the doors. The burglars secured -about' $175, mostly cash. Frank Lamphere, the night operator at the station, narrow ly escaped being shot by the burglars. While on his way home he noticed a light in Cloutman's saloon and en tered to Investigate. He surprised the burglars at work and one of them fired at him with a revolver. Both cracksmen then fled through the rear door and escaoed. ~ ; , .Burglars Are Busy in Davisville. We are selling agents for fountain pens that will fit your hand. Cost from $1.00 to $5.00 each. Good for New Year's. Sanborn, Vail & Co. >¦•• ;-" VAU.FJO. Dec. an.— Albert C'.ark. c)i.1rjr«>d with violating th<> Ftat<> law prohibiting por iMi'ae. ptam-f of i^ker, was foutvl ffullty to nay. H<? will anpr-ai th» csfp to the Hui><»rlor Court. Vote to Erect a Public Bath House. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30.— At a meeting of. the citizens of Ocean Park last night it was unanimously voted to erect a $160,000 "public bath house; to be the finest of its kind on the soutnern coast.- The amount is to be raised by popular subscription, and it is reported that more than $100,000 has already been pledged. LONDON, Dec. 30.— Mrs. Allen of the American-African Gospel Mission sailed for New York to-day from Liverpool on the White Star line steamer Celtic after four years' work among the Nana kroos, in Liberia. Just prior to sailing from Liberia she witnessed severe tri bal fighting between the allied inhabi tants of the coast towns and the bush men. 'Mrs. Allen's mission-house was the center o* the first conflict and the Nanakroos' Queen sought refuge there. Mrs. Allen refused to leave, although advised to do so by the Liberfan troops sent from Monrovia to support the coast towns. During, the fighting Mrs. Allen was not molested, but she witnerced re markable scenes of barbarism. There was not actual cannibalism, but the bodies of the slain bushmen were chop ped up into small pieces and the ears, heads, arms and legs were cut off and distributed among the various towns as trophies of victory, -ti'**? \ The bushmen ultimately were worst ed and returned to the interior. | Moreover they Indicate that^the Rus i sian Government is fully alive to the reports of possible trouble at Kishenev on January 7. In view of that fact it Is assumed that the Russian authorities vrill take, if indeed they have* not al ready taken, to prevent a recur rence of "the massacres. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 30.— It is officially announced In view of the re uorts abroad of the renewed attacks on the Jews that Kishenev was never quieter than at the present time. WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.— Simon Wolfe of this city. who. has been active in his. endeavors to. induce the United States Government to make represen tations to Russia looking to the pro tection of the Jews of Kishenev, had an interview .with President Roosevelt to d?y. At its conclusion Wolfe taid that at the request of the President him self he could not discuss the interview for publication. -It is known,* however, that Wolfe was informed that prior to his presentation of the matter to the State Department the President had directed the United States Consuls in Russia to Inform this Government if there was any likelihood of a repetition of the Kishenev massa-. ere of last spring. The replies to that inquiry thus far received have been reassuring. Gqspel Mission Worker Tells of Her Experiences Among the Nanakroos iii Liberia Russian Government Gives Of ficial Denial of Reports in the Sensational Newspapers ALL IS QUIET IN KISHENEV AFRICA IS SEEN AT ITS WORST ¦Lant K. Salsbury gave' damaging evidence against Nichols. He swore that Nichols told him that. Garman would testify for the defense. Thomas F. McCarrey, now in Florida; Nichols and McKnight' were in the secret, he said," but his other attorneys, Judge Morse, Judge Grove and John McDon ald, were not. Salsbury swore that he told Mc- Knight that Garman's statement made in the East was not so,' and that it was; McKnight who suggested that William Leonard be hired to give Garman the bribe money. Salsbury testified that he learned from Mc- Knight one morning in court that the money had been passed, the amount being $1250, $1000 for Garman and $250 for Cameron, one of the promot ers of the water deal, and also a wit ness. \ GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 30.— J. B. Pantling, proprietor of the Mor ton House, to-day gave damaging tes timony against William F. McKnight and ex-State Senator George E. Nich ols when their examination in the Po lice Court on the charge of suborna tion of perjury was resumed. Mant ling testified that during the bribery ?rial of Lant K. Salsbury, former City Attorney, he gave to McKnight the key to a private parlor in the Morton House. The prosecution is endeavor ing to show that an attempt was made in this parlor to bribe Garman, the State's strongest witness. When Pantling took the stand to day he said: ' "There are changes I desire to make in the testimony that I have already given. I said something on the stand for which I am sorry. I said that I did not give McKnight a room. I de sire , to change It. I did give him a room. This is a very humiliating po sition for me.. "McKnight did not ask me to tes tify in his favor. I did it only through friendship for 'Billy.' " Mortimer Rathbone, manager of the Morton House, changed his testi mony also. LOS ANGELES,, Dec. 30. — Attorneys D. W. Choisser of Harrisburg and F. M. Parish of Carmi, 111., cousins of Jo seph and Louis Choisser of Equality, 111., \vhb were slain by detective^ in this city ten days ago, have arrived to as sist in the work of prosecuting the case against the officers. Al! three of the of ficers are under suspension pending their hearing to-morrow before the Po lice Board. ] A telegram has been received here from the local lodge of the Masonic or der in Eldorado, 111., stating that Jo seph Choisser was a member of that lodge and .calling upon the order in Los Angeles to investigate his death. The Eastern relatives of the Choissers deny that either of the dead men were guilty of any cpfrne, and assert there was neither warrant nor'indictment against them.' .... . The District . Attorney issued war rants to-day against the officers who were concerned in the killing and they were arrested, and released on bonds. The warrants were issued at the request of the officers, who say they court . the closest investigation into the case. ¦ . . ¦ - ' Grand Rapids Scandal Grows JS T oxious With Stories of In terference With Witnesses Irivcstigatioh to Be Made Into Shooting of the Choissers by Los Angeies Detectives BRIBERY ADDED TO THE CRIME POLICE KILLING TO BE PROBED "I wish the American pec-ple to know that their many expressions of sym . pathy for my country In the present crisis have been promptly communi cated to Tokio, and I can sive the strongest assurances that the Japanese Government and people profoundly ap preciate this renewed evidence of friendship of the people. In a time like this it would be inexpedient to discuss negotiations of such world-wide impor tance as are now progressing at Tokio. "You ask me if 1 think war is •in evitable. I can only say that Japan is &waitin£ the arrival of the Russian reply to her last note. Japan will wait ss long as circumstances seem to ju*s tify. but no longer. We have been prompt in all our preparations, our < ounter-preparations, and, in fact, all the steps of our negotiations with Rus sia. In our last note we have stated the ' minimum proposition which we can submit to Russia. That country has the deciding vote whether there is to be war or peace In the Far East. We have done all that we could.'' Takahira expressed the hope that war may yet be averted, but he re gards th.e outlook as gloomy. It can be further -stated that, Japan, ¦while not placing * time limit on Rus sia's reply, urged In her last note that the St. Petersburg Government send «'i definite answer j;t the earliest possible moment. An indefinite answer will be regarded as wholly unsatisfactory. WASHINGTON. D<;c. 20.— In an in terview v.-ith a representative of the pres-s Japanese Minister Takahina said to-night: Japanese Minister Says the Answer Will Mean Peace or Wau*. DEPENDS ON RUSSIA'S REPLY. CAUSES STIIt- AT. PRESIDIO. OF -INTEREST TO PEOPLE OF THE PACIFIC COAST Arthur G. Fisk Is Granted Ills Com mission as Postmaster of San Francisco. WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 30. — Postmasters commissioned: Califor-^ nia — Crescent City, William F. Wolf; San Francisco. Arthur G. Fisk. Fourth class postmasters appoint ed: California — Lemon Grove, San Diego County, John C. Braidon, vice Curtis E. Metcalf. resigned; Poway, San Diego County, C. C. Watson, vice Annie E. Smith, resigned. / Army orders: Captain John S. Kulp, assistant surgeon, from Fort Mc- Dowell, California, to Philadelphia, as examiner of recurits. - • ¦ •. • ¦ ¦ _ ¦ • Splendid Donation to Santa Fe. WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. — Secre tary Hitchcock, with the consent of the President, to-day agreed to do nate to Santa Fe. N. M., the aban doned Fort MarcV military reserva tion, a tract of 17% acres. The tract lies in the heart of Santa Fe. and is said to be worth 1100.000. It will be used as sites for a new high school and also a graded school. ..::,;. Tir»<5TOV Dec 30 — Tho will of that lata Pe?5?B?Bri»rh!S; of B^ton. who UjtttSgw ¦ toward founding a hospital to bear hl« name U sustained by a decision handed down h> Justice Colt in the. United States Conrt to day The heirs-in-law contested the bequest. Post " Is Excited Over Report That Troops Will Go to Panama. When the rumor reeched the Ptesidio yesterday that practically all the troops now stationed on the coast we're to be ordered to Panama there was naturally great surprise manifested on all sides. No direct orders had been received from Washington, but still, owing to the sit uafion of affairs, all were anticipating a call. The wives of the different of ficers in command were thrown into a great state of excitement. They did not object to Manila, but they had visions of yellow fever and all kinds of ills that are supposed to spring from Panama climate. Telephones were kept busy by anx ious ones asking friends of the press and officers at headquarters in the Phe lan building if the rumors were true, but no satisfaction could be gleaned, as the direct and positive orders from Uncle Sam's headquarters had not been officially announced. The Tenth Infantry, which is in can tonment, is practically ready to start for the scene of action at almost a mo ment's notice. Colonel C. H. Noble, the commanding officer, stated that no or ders had reached him for a change of base. He added, however: "My regi ment is practically camping here, and we are ready for any emergency. We could leave this post at very short no tice. If we should be ordered to Pan ama we could proceed as soon as the regiment could be equipped to go into that tropical climate. In forty-eight hours after the order reaches us we could be teady to depart." FLEET OF FIGHTING SHIPS THAT DEPARTED YESTER DAY FOR PANAMA. • Foes of United -States in Panama Canal Com pany Ignominiously Routed. resentative from the meeting cause! further disorder. M. Thlebaud pro tested in his behalf. The president ex plained - that Colombia claimed .her shares in the company, but he said the Question of their ownership was r.ow doubtful, so the matter had been referred to the courts. Ships Hurrying to Colon. KINGSTON. Jamaica, Dec. 30.— The cruiser Topeka and the torpedo-boats Truxtun and Stewart arrived here, to day from Key West. The vessels are now coaling and will proceed as soon as possible to Colon. ARMING ISTHMIAN' INDIANS. Panama Republic Makes Allies of Tribos on the Frontier. •PANAMA, Dec. 30. — Among those who have been elected to the consti tutional convention are Dr. Amador, Pablo Arosemona, Don J3 Obaldl, Belissario Porsas and Luis S. Eroux. News of importance has been re ceived from the isthmus of Darien. The Indians there are all in favor of the republic and have sent .spies through the coast and into the inte rior. The Government of Panama has furn'shed the Indians with guns and ammunition, thus making them-very coikented. . . ... Japan Recognizes Panama. WASHIXGTOX, Dec. 30. — The Jap anese Minister called upon Acting Secretary of State Loomis to-day and notified him that Japan had recog nised the republic of Panama. Senor Cairo, the Costa Rican Minister, also called uDon Loomis and informed him that his Government yeaterday formally recognized the republic of Panama. PARIS. Dec. 30.— Owing to the recent events at Panama the annucl meeting of the Panama company, which began this aftt.rr.oon, developed unusual in terest and excitement. Prior to the opening efforts were made to secure enough votes to overrule the existing management of the company, which is favorable to the sale of the company's property to the United States. The meeting: took place in the Hall of Agri culture, which was crowded with offi cials, stockholders and prominent financiers. At the opening of the meet ing the management submitted a re port of the recent events on the isth mus and the course token Dy the com pany. The report set forth that the republic of Panama to-day exercised sovereignty over tht- isthmus, displac ing Colombia's former sovereignty; that the United States, Franc?. Russia* Great Britain, * Germany and other countries had recognized Panama's supremacy and added: "In view of the accepted fact and in face of superior force we can only maintain and continue the existing en gagements with the United States." The report of the president disclosed Colombia's recent vain efforts to induce the company to continue dealing with the old Government of the isthmus. During Secretary Lampre's reading of the report the disaffected ekment hooted and cat-called, causing much disorder. The speech of M. Groton, a representative of the old company, also was hooted. Finally two resolutions were adopted, the first approving the accqunta and the report of the management and the =econd re-elect'ng: the ole officers. The vote on the first resolution was 9233 in favor of it to 119 against it, showing the insignificance of the opposition to the United States. The exclusion of the Colombian rep- The United States gunboat Benning ton. Captain K. Niles in command, sailed yesterday £br Panama with the torpedo-boat destroyers Preble and Paul Jones. Although ready for sea early in the morning, it -was after noon before the Bennington, "signaled the de stroyers to hoist anchors. The Preble' and Paul Jones* arrived off Folsom street from Vallejo shortly after 10 o'clock. ; The officers com manding the. long, black-hulled thirty-, kfiotters boarded the Bennington ana received their: final Instructions from the commander of the little fleet. -The Bennington's paymaster was ashore settling up with tHe tradesfolk for the stores' of beef and other perishables purchased, at the last moment. By the time he returned officers and men had finished their midday: meal and when", the steam launch' reached the gunboat it was hoisted oh. board and the separation of ship from shor$ v/as complete. There was an interval of frantic wig- wagging, ¦¦ a. string, of sig nals broke out from the Bennington'e' foreyard, steam winches got into^ ac tion and three anchors were slowly pulled from their mud beds until they dangled clear of the water. Another The first stop will be made at San Diego, where the destroyers will re plenish their coal bunkers. When pos sible the coaling will be done from the Bennington, but this will not be at tempted until after the fleet leaves Acapulco. The officers of the Bennington are: Captain K.' . Niles, ' Lieutenant Com mander W. M.i Buchanan; Lieutenants W. C Herbert-a.nd G. R. Slocum. En signs T. C. Wade and N. K. Perry, Midshipmen L. Sahm and H. Lacy. Surgeon J. G. Field. Paymaster C. Morris Jr.' and Pay Clerk H. Metius. :." The. Preble is commanded by Lieu tenant T. C. Fenton, who has with him Midshipmen M. K. Metcalfe and W. Brown. Lieutenant G. C. Davison is in command of the Paul Jones, with Midshipmen W. T. Conn and S. M. Robinson. flutter of bunting and the vessels be-> gan to move and tTie i long voyage to the isthmus had commenced/ '¦-• '<£.' The Benningtoh led the way through t,he Golden Gate, followed by the Paul Jones. . The Preble brought up .the rqar. | They were saluted by everything In the bay that had a flag or a whistle and responses to these good-by cour t£sles"kept several men busy on each vessel.- • ; " Gunboat Benrrington and Destroyers Preble and "Paul- Jones Start for Panama. . .?''.'¦•' ' \ -'.<i.v.vi ,'P ¦ f-..V ¦—",': The Secretary of Was has been in structed to detail an officer & the corps of engineers, U. S. A., for as signment to duty as assistant to the inspector of the Twelfth Lighthouse District, whose headquarters is at San Francisco, with directions to take sta tion at Honolulu with Instructions to take care o? the construction and re pair of lighthouses and lighthouse buildings. The Territorial 0 Gov«rnment was without funds to continue the lighthouse service of the islands after January 1, 1904. and the interests of commerce and navigation required that the Federal Government should provide for their maintenance from and after that date. The President by executive order of December 24 also directed that the De partment of Commerce and Labor take charge of the lighthouse and buoyage witWin the limits of the naval reserva tion at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. An officer of the United States navy 'will be detailed as assistant to the in spector of the Ttffclfth Lighthouse.Dis trict, to reside at Honolulu and act under the orders of the inspector of the Twelfth District. As a modus' vivendi the Secretary of Commerce .and Labor ..authorized the Governor to maintain the Hawaiian lighthouse service at the expens* of the Federal' Government, -remising to re imburse him immediately therefor through the Lighthouse Board. The present Hawaiian lighthouse keepers are all taken over into the United States Lighthouse Service. which will pay theiB for their services from and after January 1. The Lighthouse Board will, at Its ses sion of January 4, 1904, by formal ac tion, make the Territory of Hawaii a part of the Twelfth Lighthouse Dis trict. WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.— By procla mation dated Decembc- 2S, 1003. Presi dent Roosevelt directedjthat all public property of the former Government of Hawaii-ceded heretofore to- the United States and consisting of lighthouses and public lands" used in connection therewith'.. light vessels, lighthouse ten ders, beacons, buoys, sea rmrks and their appendages nnd supplies and ma terials of all kinds provided therefor, be taken for the use of the United States and that the Department of Commerce and Labor, ,'hrough the Lighthouse Board, be charged witl. all administra tive duties relating to the Hawaiian lighthouse establishment. Secretary Cortelyou at once cabled the President s proclamation to the QoYeroor, of Hawaii and informed him that the Federal Government would as sume charge of the Hawaiian light house establishment on January 1, 1904. With her were half a dozen sheep. "When strong enough to talk the girl said she had come across the tunnel and entered, seeking shelter. She found the sheoji there, and by keeping close to thesn managed to maintain sufficient warmth to keep her alive. rience fn a heavy snowstorm 'oh th6 desert in Iron County, near the Nevada line. Miss Maude Doughty, whoge home i.- raid to be in Shasta County. Califor nia, was the neroine of the adventure. Miss Doughty and her aunt" accom panied a party of prospectors who started out two weeks ago from Cedar City. Four days after leaving Cedar City the party pitched camp a few miles from the Blowout mine. That night the park horses strayed from oamp and were missing in the morning. Miss Doughty volunteered to go in search of' the animals, and did so. The pirJ had traveled a few miles when a lipht snow began to fall. 9he at first raid no attention to it and continued her search. The sky darkened and the 1 snowfall became heavier. She turned to retrace her steps and walked in what she supposed was the direction of the camp. Hour after hour she walked, un til finally ..she became convinced that 'she was going in the wrong way. She trif^d another direction, Xlght came and ihe could s^o nothing. Miss Doughty's friends became alarmed at her prolonged absence. By nightfall the storm had greatly increased in vio lence. A high wind drove the snow in Minding, driving gysts. and they did not dare venture to leave camp. The st«rm continued all next day, but the following day it partly cleared and the search for the missing girl was begun. Xo trace of her was found "until the evening of the third day after her dis appearance. As the searchers, now con vlncefi that Miss Doughty had perished in the storm, was passing an aban doned tunnel in the side of a hill a noise attracted their attention. The investi gation they made revealed the missing girl lying in the rear of the tunnel, con scious but almost dead from exposure and want of food. ' SALT LAIvfe. Dec. 30— News has jfts* re o'hed hereof a tvonian's jntfful expe- Special Dispatch to The Call.; Secretary of Commerce and Labor Notifies Honolulu of the Change as Ordered JIAS SHELTER WITH SHEJP "When Rescued the jilaideh Is in a Cave, Weak From Hun^ * *• i^er and Barely . 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