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The United States Will Refuse to
Refer It to the Hague
Panama is Now a Closed Chapter in
tho History of Nations Says a
Prominent Ambassador.
Hague Court Is Not the Place For Set
tied Questions, But For Pending
Problems, With Approval
of Parties Interested.
Washington, Dec. 23. "Refusal by
!the United States to consent to a prop
osition from Colombia for a reference
jof the Panama question to The Hague
tribunal Is expected and will bo fully
approved by the European powers."
I This statement was made to a press
representative Tuesday night by a Eu
ropean ambassador of high rank and
Influence. It has already been made
in substance, though In rather moro
'diplomatic language, to Gen. Rafael
Jleyos, the Colombian minister, who Is
expected In his forthcoming noto to
no state department to suggest The
Hague tribunal as the proper place for
the settlement of tho isthmian prob
lem. Whether tho knowledge that the
refusal of such a request bo far from
prejudicing tho European powers
against the Washington government
will call forth their emphatic endorse
ment will cause Gen. Reyes to modify
his note Is not yet certain,
i The ambassador quoted In explain
ing tho attitude of European powers,
said: "Panamais a closed chapter In
itho history of nations and The Hague
court is not tho place for settled ques
tions, but for pending problems, which
are referred to with the full approval
of all the parties Interested. When
Russia, Germany and France recog
nized the independence of Panama
ithey set their seal of approval on tho
prompt action of the Washington gov
ernment In pledging itself to guarai
itee and maintain tho Independence of
the republic it had previously recog
nized. Nations can hardly be expect
ed to settle questions of sovereignty
;of national honor at Tho Hague. More
over, In my opinion, it would not be
'within tho province of the Washing
.ton government to grant such a re
quest from Colombia. It Is to Panama,
jnot to Washington, that Colombia
should take such a proposition.
"There Is, however, question be
tween Colombia and Panama which
with all the property might be refer
red to The Hague and to which refer
enco the United States will scarcely
offer objection. It Is the question of
tho assumption by Panama of a part
.of the Colombian debt. If. Gen. Reyes
,should ask tho United States to use
ilts good offices to have this matter
brought before Tho Hague, Panama
might safely acquiesce in such a prop
osition. The difficulty In making this
request would bo that Colombia there
by would recognize the independence
of tho new republic, but this must
come sooner or later."
I At tho navy department the state
jment was made Tuesday night that
,tho Instructions to the naval com
manders In Isthmian waters to "pre
vent tho landing of forces with hos
tile Intent" have not been modified.
jTheso instructions, It is believed, are
.sufficiently comprehensive to enable
Itho commanders to maintain open
trnslt across tho Isthmus and to pro
tect the new republic from Colombian
, Minor Can Not Enlist Without Con
sent of Parents or Guardian.
I Washington, Dec. 23. In tho su
jprome court of the District of Colum
bia Tuesday Justice Claybough grant
ed tho petition of Georgo F. Harris for
& writ of habeas corpus to secure tho
t discharge of hla son, Harry F. Harris,
from tho United States marine corps,
on the ground that the boy was but 19
years old. Tho court held that the
Istatuto permitting the enlistment In
,tho navy of boys between 14 and 18
.years does not apply to tho marine
corps, and that tho supremo court of
tho District of Columbia, in general
term, has decided In effect that a mi
nor can not bo enlisted in the marine
'corps without tho consent of his par
ents or guardian.
Minister Buchanan In Panama.
Colon, Dec. 23. IWilHam J. Buchan
an, United States minister to. tho to
ipubllc of Panama, arrived hero on tho
Panama Railroad Co.'s steamer Yuca
tan and immediately took a train for
Panama In company with United
(States Consul Gudger.
Owlngsvlllo, Ky.,TJec. 23. Mrs. Fa
gan, aged 03, Is dead in Monlfeo coun
ty, She wag believed to bo the oldest
woman In Eastern Kentucky,
She Announces Her Determination to
Leave Jackson, Ky.
(Jackson, Ky., Dec. 23. Mrs. Abrelia
Marcum, widow of J. B. Marcum, who
was assassinated in tho courthouse
doorway here last May, has announced
her determination to leave Jackson.
Sho will start for Michigan the last of
this month, where sho and hor family
will make their future home. She will
bo accompanied by her children.
She says she is leaving Jackson In
order to rear her boys outsido of an
atmosphere of feuds into which they
wero born.
Her husband left his family in good
financial condition. Ho had $25,000
life Insurance, which was paid to his
widow, and a short time before his
death sold his Jackson homo for $2,
800 cash. Ho also owned a tract of
coal lands valued at $8,000 and a tract
of timber land worth $10,000.
Died on a Train.
Lexington, Ky., Dec. 23. Prof. Frank
Smith, aged G8, of Cynthlana, died
Tuesday afternoon on Capt. J. W.
Throckmorton's train on the L. & N.
railroad half way between Cincinnati
and Cynthlana. He was riding In an
Invalid's chair in the baggage car and
was accompanied by several friends.
Ho had suffered from stomach trouble
and was returning from Cincinnati,
where he received treatment,
' Wanted a Christmas Dinner.
Newport, Ky., Dec. 23. "Hutch"
Waters, a well-known character In po
lice circles In this city, bad no better
prospects for a good Christmas dinner
than in jail, so ho broke loose and
was locked up by Patrolman Cottlng
ham on tho charge of drunkenness.
With a fine of $1 and costs he will re
main In tho bastllo until after the new
year begins.
Named All For Beckham.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 23. Gov. Beck
ham has received a letter from a fond
father in an Eastern Kentucky counly
announcing tho birth of triplets, all
boys, and that he has named all three
for the governor tho first John Beck
ham, tho second Crlpps Beckham and
the third Wlckliffo Beckham, with the
surnamo added.
Died From Their Injuries.
Mt. Sterling, Ky., Dec. 23. Elza
Goodpastor and Lano Montgomery,
who were injured in the explosion of
the grist mill boiler at Chambers,
Menefee county, two days ago, died
since. It is given out by physicians
that Samuel Bellamy, who was also In
jured in the accident, can not live.
Drilling Another Well.
Campton, Ky., Dec. 23. Tho Wolfe
County Oil and Gas Co. began the
drilling of its oil well No. 3 on the
John Williams farm, near this place.
This well Is within 300 yards of well
No. 2, which Is claimed to be the best
well that has been drilled In this field.
Accidentally Killed His Cousin.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 23. A dispatch
from Springfield, Ky., says Thos. Scott,
15, was unloading an old revolver at
Tatham Springs, when It was dis
charged, tho bullet striking his 10-year-old
cousin, Grant Scott, in tho
stomach, killing him Instantly.
Sent to Prison For 15 Years.
Barhourvtlle, Ky., Dec. 23. Tho jury
in the caso of tho commonwealth
against Wilburn Hopkins, which was
finished Saturday, brought in a verdict
Monday, Imposing a sentence of 15
yoars. Hopkins Bhot George Colo
about three years ago.
Saloonkeepers to Test Law.
Mt. Sterling, Ky., Doc. 23. The Win
chester saloons will bo kept open after
the expiration of thoir license in order
to test the order of tho council refus
ing to issue license. The keepers
have engaged Hon. Charles Bronston
to represent them.
Kentucky Timber Land Sold,
Mt. Sterling, Ky., Dec. 23. Forty
thousand acres of timber lands, on
which Is said to be an immense
amount of fine walnut, in Breathitt
county, have been sold to a syndicate
of New York and Michigan capitalists
for $12 jcr acre.
Unknown Man Kills Himself.
Louisville, Ky., Doc. 23. iAn un
known white man about 18 years of
age, dressed as a laborer, committed
suicide at Fourth and C streets at 1
o'clock Wednesday morning by shoot
ing himself twico in tho breast with a
Campbell Elected to Congress.
Paducah, Ky., Dec. 23. J". Wheeler
Campbell, democrat,- was elected stale
senator from tho Second senatorial
district Tuesday, to .succeed McD. Fer
guson, resigned. It was a special elec
tion, dnd Mr. Campbell had no opposi
tion. Millionaire's Will Probated.
Morristown, N. J., Dec. 23. The will
of tho lato D. H. McAlpin has been ad
mitted to file in tho probate court.
His property, including Morris county
estate, is valued at $7,000,000.
Chicago Liverymen Will Resume
Business With Non-Union Men
Under Police Protection.
An Injunction Will Bo Asked to Pre
vent Interference With Driving
of Carriages or Hearses.
Word of This Decision Reached the
Strikers Just as a Vote Was Be
ing Taken to Submit the Is
sues to Arbitration.
Chicago, Dec. 23. Tho Liverymen's
association at a meeting Tuesday aft
ernoon decided that unless a peaceablo
settlement of the drivers' strike was
reached Wednesday, they would open
tor business with non-union employes
and would appeal to the courts for an
Injunction to prevent the strikers from
Interfering in any manner with the
driving of carriages or hearses. Word
Df the injunction proposal reached tho
strikers Just as a vote had been com
pleted as to submission of the Issues
In the controversy to arbitration and
the action of the employers was bit
terly criticized by the men. No an
nouncement of the result of the vote
of tho strikers was made, but the gen
eral Impression was that arbitration
bad been accepted.
At tho same time that the men were
voting on the question of conciliation
tho members of the Liverymen's asso
ciation decided to submit the whole
difficulty to arbitration provided that
the strikers took tho initiative in tho
matter and that the demand for a peace
able setlement should come from the
men. In anticipation of the proposi
tion being accepted by tho men a com
mittee was appointed to receive any
overtures that the union might bo will
ing to make. The union officials wore
immediately notified of the decision
reached by tho employers and the lat
ter, It Is said, will have a reply ready
Wednesday morning.
The striking drivers Tuesday night
declined to nrbitrate, and the joint as
sociation of livery owners and under
takers then announced that they would
resumo business as usual Wednesday.
They will ask for police protection,
particularly In the management of fu
Officials and Members of Press Feed
ers' Union Indicted.
Chicago, Dec. 23. Two officials and
three other members of Franklin
Union of Press Feeders were indicted
by the grand jury Tuesday evenin?,
the specific charge against them being
riot. Tho men indicted aro Charles
Woerner, president of tho union; John
Shea, treasurer; Frederick Kitchll, Jo
soph Mucher and Charles Smith. It
is said the Indictments wero found on
tho strength of affidavits made by men
who suffered from violence during the
press feeders' strike. It was predicted
Tuesday evening that moro indict
ments of a similar character would bo
voted Wednesday. Efforts on the part
of the jury to secure similar evldenco
against tho officials 6f the ptreet car
men's union did not prove so success
ful. It was found difficult to secure
any evidence tending to show that of
ficials of the union urged their men to
Furnace Workers and Smelters to
Meet In Buffalo Next Wednesday.
Youngstown, O., Dec. 23. A call
was Issued Tuesday by President Mc
Mahon for a meeting of tho executive
board of tho blast furnace workers and
smelters union at Buffalo next Wed
nesday to consider tho question of a
reduction in tho wages of this class of
President McMahon said Tuesday
that if a reduction is to be put Into
effect that tho men earning the big
salaries should recolvo the greatest
Refused to Accept Service.
Victor, Col., Dec. 23. Maj. Thomas
McClelland refused to accept servlco
from Deputy Sheriff Frank Herbert in
a civil case brought by Patrick H. Mul
laney for $100,000 damages against
Gov. Peabody, Gen. Boll, Col. Verdeck
berg and Majs. McClelland and Naylor,
They Plead Guilty.
Chicago, Dec. 23. Five members of
tho Electrical Workers' union, who
were recently Indicted for participation
in a plot to keep witnesses out of the
stato and prevent them from testify
ing, pleaded guilty Tuesday before
Judge McEwen.
Tlio saloonkeepers of Lexington, Ky.,
agreo to stop slot machino gambling If
tho grand Jury will not indict them.
One of the Most Sensational Trials
Heard In Brooklyn Ends.
New York, Dec. 23. With a verdict
that sends Frank H. Burness, a self
confessed murderer, to the electric
chajr, a Jury before Judge Crane Tues
day afternoon ended one of tho most
sensational murder trials heard In
Brooklyn for months. Burness' fourth
murder was committed on November
10 last, when ho shot Capt. George B.
Townsend, of tho schooner Charles K.
Buckley, because the latter would not
pay him $0.30, the prisoner alleged to
bo duo him. This and other killings
were calmly described by Burness
Tuesday on tho witness stand, and tho
murderer Insisted that he did the deed
with premeditation and In a full real
ization of the consequences.
Tho Jury brought In a verdict of
murder In tho first degree. Burness
smiled broadly when the Jury was be
ing polled. Judge Crane said ho would
sentence Burness on Monday and he
asked tho Judge If ho would be permit
ted to say something. On being given
the privilege ho said:
"There may be an Idea in the minds
of some of the jurors that I hold a
grudgo against them for having found
mo guilty. I wish to say that I do not
feci in that way in tho slightest, and
(laughingly) all I can say Is, I wish
them all a merry Christmas."
Burness, who Is about 44 years of
ago, according to his own statement,
was born in Butler, Pa.
When asked what he thought would
be the result of his act, he coolly re
plied: "I only see one way out of it."
"What is that?"
"Why, the chair, of course," he said.
Army Officers Endeavoring to Find
Lieut. Floyd C. Miller.
Washington, Dec. 23. Officers of the
army are endeavoring to find second
Lieut. Floyd C. Miller, of the First in
fantry, who, while engaged with troops
on guard at tho tomb of ex-President
McKinley in the Westlawn cemetery,
near Canton, O., disappeared on the
4th inst., and has not been seen or
heard from since. There is no known
reason for his conduct, as he was not
Involved In any apparent trouble and
was supposed to be satisfied with his
duties. Lieut. Miller Is a native of
Ohio, and was an ordinary seaman in
the navy from May 31 to August 31,
1808. In September, 1899, ho enlisted
as a private In tho ICth Infantry and
showed such proficiency that in July,
1901, he was commissioned as a sec
ond lieutenant in the First infantry
and served with that regiment up to
tho time of his disappearance. If he
does not report within three months
he will bo recorded as a deserter.
Jay Gould, Son of George J. Gould,
Seriously Injured.
New York, Dec. 23. While playing
polo, on the Georgian court field, Lake
wood, N. J last April, Jay Gould, son
of George J. Gould, was struck on the
knee with a polo ball. Tho blow caus
ed him considerable pain and soon aft
erwards the knee became swollen and
inflamed. Since then he has walked
with a limp. The family physician
found that there was a fracture of the
tibia just below tho knee cap and that
a splinter of tho bone wns nlmost pro
truding through the skin. An opera
tion was performed Tuesday. Tho lad
will probably bo confined to his bed
for about two weeks.
Not Poisoned But Dead Because She
Thought She Was.
Chicago, Dec. 23. Not poisoned but
dead because she thought she had
been poisoned, was the singular ver
dict pronounced by Coroner's Physi
cian Springer Tuesday performing nn
autopsy on tho body of Virginia Jack
son, an aged colored woman and for
mer ox-slave. The autopsy was per
formed in tho belief that the strange
circumstances of tho woman's death
wero indicative of murder. "This old
lady thought sho had been poisoned,
said Springer, "and It affected her
heart to such an extent that It killed
her. Tho heart actually burst."
Came Home to Find That Her Mother
Had Been Murdered.
Des Moines, la., Dec. 23. Wlnnlfrcd
Leader, of tho Grau Opera Co., who
arrived homo Tuesday night to find
that her mother had been brutally and
mysteriously murdorod, had been se
cretly married for two yoars to an
actor lover, Walter Halbach, also of
the Grau Opera Co. Sho was coming
homo to tell hor mother of her mar
riage aB a happy Christmas surprise.
An odd cigar holder shows a funny
looking rabbit dressed in military
fashion standing sentry-liko hesido a
half egg-shell mado of copper.
The Grand Jury in the Elizabeth
Gillespie Murder Case Fin
ishes Its Investigation.
Thosp Indicted Arc James Gillespie.
Mrs. Belie Seward, Mrs. Carrie
Harbour and Myron Barbour.
They Were Driven to the Courthouse
and Surrendered The Latter
Three Are Indicted as Acces
sories Before the Fact.
Rising Sun, Ind., Dec. 23. In Its re
port of tho investigation of the assas
sination of Elizabeth Gillespie on De
cember 8 the grand Jury at 2:45 Tues
day afternoon returned true bills of
murder In the first degreo against
James Gillespie, a twin-brother of tho
murdered woman; Mrs. Belle Seward,
her widowed sister; Mrs. Carrie Bar
bour, niece of Dr. Thad A. Reamy, of
Cincinnati, and Myron Barbour, her
husband. Mrs. Barbour is a sister-in-law
of Dr. William Gillespie, brother
of the murdered woman. Bench war
rants wero Issued Immediately by
Judge Downey. The Giliesples wore
expecting them and Dr. Gillespie drove
to tho homo in a closed carriage and
brought the Indicted persons to the
courthouse, surrendering them to tho
A newspaper photographer attempt
ed to take a snap shot and was struck
by James Gillespie, who broke away
from Sheriff Rump, and knocked the
camera from his hand.
The four Indictments were read to
the accused. They showed no emotion
with the exception of Myron Barbour.
The Indictments charged them with
"Feloniously, maliciously and with
premeditated intent, causing death of
Elizabeth Gillespie." A conspiracy
among members of the murdered wom
an's own family to kill her is alleged.
James Gillespie, her twin-brother, Is
tho one who Is generally thought to
have fired the shot. Each entered a
plea of not guilty. Capt. Coles, attor
ney, presented petitions for writs of
habeas corpus on grounds that not
enough evidence to Indict and liberty
withheld on a charge of a crime of
which they were Innocent. Judge Dow
ney ordered writs returnable immedi
ately and the petition was heard.
Habeas corpus proceedings will be
held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.
The prosecution will have to show by
witnesses sufficient evidence to bold
the indicted persons. This will be
done. It was agreed to release the
two women on bond and this the court
allowed on account of ill-health of
Mrs. Seward, who suffers from heart
trouble. They wero admitted to bail
In sums of $10,000 each. Dr. William
Gillespie, Dr. John Elfers and Earl
Seward wont on Mrs. Sewnrd's bond,
and bond for Mrs. Harbour wns fur
nished by five officials of the national
bank, Harvey W. Scranton. Simon
Beymer, John Pate, James Perkins
and O. J. Harris.
James Gillespie and Myron Barbour
wero refused ball and were remanded
to Jail. Crowds followed the two as
they were taken to the county jail near
tho- courthouse by Sheriff Rump and
Marshal Overly. An extra guard was
placed in the Jail for tho night. All
the pent-up excitement and strain un
der which the people in the city have
been laboring has broken out. No vio
lence Is expected, however, as the peo
ple seem willing to let the law take
Its course as long as it has proceeded
this far.
James Gillespie and Myron Barhnur
took their Incarceration In jail coolly
and laughed and joked about the prob
ability of finding (i weapon on them,
as tho sheriff searched them. Jnmps
Gillespie remarked: "This is tho flrt
time I've been in here. A fellow has
to chase himself to get exercise." My
ron Barbour laughed and said it was
a number of years since he was Inside
the jail.
Tho widowed mother of the murder
ed girl, almost 80 years old, who has
been prostrated during tho past two
weeks, was moro distressed Tuesday
night over the recent developments
than ever and her condition is criti
cal. With one child murdered, two
others charged with murder and othr
relatives implicated, she is unablo to
bo reconciled to existing conditions.
Myron Barbour, fearing a possible
attack on tho Jail, Tuesday night ask
ed tho authorities for moro protection.
Sheriff Rump has deputies in jail. No
attempt at violence will bo mado. A
bitter fight is to bo put up by tho de
fense. Dr. Thad Reamy arranged
with tho national bank to deposit any
amount up to $100,000 as security for
bond for Mrs. Barbour, already out on
$10,000 bond.
Barhoursvillo, Ky., Dec. 23. Tho
Kentucky Joint Oil Co. brought In a
BO-barrel well on Richland creek Mon
day at a depth qf 500 feet.
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