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VOL. XXVI. NO. 50. DIPLOMACY, THEN A BITTER WB DECLARE TOVAR AND INSICIWRES TO CONSTITUTION S AMBASSADOR A Ten Thousand Soldiers Are Gathered Near Cartagena and Rarranquilla. GOVERNOR INSIGNARES GIVES EXCLUSIVE TALK General Tovar Tells Clifford Smyth . of the Situation as Viewed by Colombians—Both Governor and General Pose for Pho tos for Constitution. By Clifford Smyth. (This was v Irad on November 28 from Barranqolila to LaGuayra, and there re fused transmission. It was then mailed to New York auid wired from that point here ) • Ibaranquil’a. December 2. via * ’ • ■■ York eml ■ r 12. S: c- • • -i. )—The Colombian cruiser Car- ♦ • tag.-na Is out now on a reconnoiter- j • _■ expedition, and the Penzon will • o go in a few days. Troops are on , • •■ r ■ art gena. and there will be » i me soldiers on thus Penzon. 4 • It is current report that no at- • Impt will be made to land troops • at present, but ft la the Inten- • • ■ to watch the. movements of * • • ' * • vht n possll le. It may be aesum- • 1 •ed United States that any t I i t cion or Panama j • untrue, for the Co- • 4 ionibians art se -retire, and any i I o genuine infor- • • ;1 * alien. • ; I ■;ar . us am now under way ’ • e. r-p.n: tra s across the bad « i £ < untry, and it Is believed that all * I • be made for talt- • j • ng an a.-;::y of 10,000 into Fan- * | • >n.a * CLIFFORD SMYTH. • Karrannillla r 2, via Now T i-'.i, t ecen '■•■■*■ I." —(Special.)—Doubtless i :■ t Un'.; St i’-s thr serious sugges t! a that Colombia will fight unless prop- | •' ' . t be g-h en much . on- 1 el b ration. I have talked to officials, | 1 .'-hn? t merchants and working peo- i sin- e landing In Colombia, and 1 ’ venture the assertion that if General I T’.eyes were to land here tomorrow with ( news rot favorable that within twenty- l ■f - hours soldiers would b" on th-.- ' ' tor rd Panama. It w.i.s my understanding when I left ! i s .it- s tl-. it the actual sltua- i i sho ild b< presented by I n. T. ‘o I >!,.<' endeavor to do. giving I 'he viewpoint .if those who think they I Lave bc<n aggrieved. As an American, I 2 realize tha the Panama canal is a i fs t and will b< built; that President ' I;veil will hold the canal nnd con tiguous territory against Colombia, and < that hi t: is he his the support of nearly till r, >jbl.< aus and perhaps a majority of the demo rats, though this latter * proposition Colombia!.s refuse to believe. ' 5 It seems to me that th< Interesting news and i lets are to be gathered in ! Colombia—and they must be gathered I fr.ini contact with Colombians. As jet I hav-- M encounter'd another i correspondent. ;h it for my iong set- I vice in Colombia I doubt If I should be ' permitted the safe i;b-i ty that is now . -orded me. But in Panama the Asso- I ■ ■ ed Press has the coinpietest oppor- I ■unity for dev. pi:.,; and presenting the I news so from here 1 i. ill hi.id toward ' Bogota to bi? present when marching or- j d.ers are given. OBSTACLES TO A MARCH ARE MOST DISHEARTENING From ■ Sovernot Inslgnan md Gem ral Tovar 1 heard the strum: t .-xpi •■sslons of determination on the • .. • o; Colombia win l-a.-k th- ;« uni i.■ ,t ;my cost. The present plan 1- to await the results of the mission of General Keyes tn the Vni—il States. G -m r.il Holguin In Europe i aj.d General Ospina In South America. With the failure of tills mission it is I the: the undoubted intention of Colombia to Invade the isthmus by a land march, thus avoiding the intervention of the i American naval forces at Colon and Pan- ! The land approach to either of the lat- ‘ ter cities is to the last degree difficult, : on the Atlantic side necessitating a I march through territory held by a hostile , tribe of Indians—the San Blas—and on i the Pacific side over almost Impassible i mountains and through a country lack ing in the necessaries of life. But I am able to state, by persona! In- ' vestigatlon, that notwithstanding these difficulties, the Colombian government is quietly collecting troop.-- that are being ' held in readiness in all parts of the com.- I try to make the attempt at Invasion as I Boon as the time for it comes. In the latter event, it Is claimed by the ' Colombian military leaders that, owltig i • to the long experience of their men in all the practical difficulties of warfare in this country, the contemplated invasion will not prove so impossible as it other wise seems. Colombian troops, as a rule, are well drilled and inured to hardships and exposure. As to numbers, govern ment officials claim to have as many as 100.000 ready to put on the march at a moment's notice. Popular feeling, so far. backs up this < ' warlike attitude on the part of the gov- | ernment. On the street men talk glibly | of possible encounters with American > troops. Roosevelt, who is personally ex- I ecrated by every one here. Is likened to Napoleon, whose Imperialism. It is point ed out. finally arrayed Europe against him and brought about his downfall. Something of the same kind will happen. I It is hoped by these Colombian enthusi asts, should fighting commence on the isthmus, where, once landed, the ability |of the Colombian forces to maintain I themselves against ail comers is believed Iby many. Os course, with the Invasion of the isthmus, it is gen- rally understood that ’ diplomatic relations with the I nited States would be severed and business be tween the two countries would come to a standstill. The more sanguine of the people appear To view such a condition of things with equanimity, claiming that Colombia is aide to maintain 'tself. if forced to do so. on Its own resources. It is altogether probable, however, that if there did not exist the secret hope that the democratic party In the United States I will «?o something to save Panama for Colombia, oi at least force some compen- ; satlon for its loss; or that Europ.? and : I the Spanish republics may rally to the | I assistam e of Colombia the possible In vasion of the isthmus would be abandon ed. But Believing that democratic oppo sition to the Roosevelt administration , means help for Colombia in some form . or other, the government policy Is to pur- j sue their present contention no matter to what extreme It leads. GOVERNOR OF BOLIVAR TALKS TO MR. SMYTH “Colombia will first exhaust every peaceable means to bring Panama back to its former status the departments 'of f.:.0 republic *' 1 was told tc- - 3 v b” Fr Inslgnares, governor Os the department i 'of Bolivar. ■‘The path of diplomacy Is | I the one we are traveling now Colom- I I bla. through Its commissioners at W-ash i ington, In Europe and South America, will ask the United States either to use I its own good offices to restore the na tional sovereignty on the. isthmus, as it ' i is bound by treaty to do, or else to with- I draw its troops and warships and permit i I us to pacigy th» secessionists ourselves, i Ji the United States will accede, to either ! ' of these proposals Columbia will at once | sign a canal treaty that will in every way ! be satisfactory.” ; "Suppose these propositions prove un- , | acceptable and the mission Os General I ■ Reyes pro f s a failure?” I "Colombia will tb -n use other means to j 1 maintain the national honor." answered j i the governor gravely. ”5Ve are sure of the | i sympathy of the South and Central Amer- | i ican republics, who must, for obvious rea- I I sons, regard the secession movement °n I | the Isthmus, aided, if not instigated, by j the Unite 1 States, with strong disappro- I val It Is possible that this sympathy may I take the form of a coalition of republics— i a i olitical program that has beer, favor- I ed by many • v.-r sine.? It was first pro : posed by the liberator, Bolivar, himself. I Then, it is not out of the realm of pos ! stbilili.-s that C domliia may tint! help in this crisis from sonic nation in Europe. [ But. In any event. Colombia will not | I yield without a struggl • to the secession i ; of th.- department of P.-inama.” i GENERAL TOVAR'S VIEWS HAVE STRONG WAR TINGE I Poth Governor Insignares and General i Tev.-.r. who was mad- a prisoner and ' ■ -nt from the Isthmus at the beginning of ' the secession movement, deny that the Fa: am.ms arc united 'n the desire to be Separated from Colombia. "The secession senti-r-ent exists only In . th.? two clti-s of Colon and Panama.” ■ General Tovar told me. "These cities are dr irdnatod by the lar.g' foreign element existing there and It Is not surprising to ' see a comparatively weak bond of sympa ; thy with th., central government In such j an environment. But In the rest of the i Panama department there nre many who ; look with disfavor on a separation from . Colbrnbia. As soon as Colombia lands ; troops on the Isthmus these people will ■ undoubtedly array themselves beneath ’ their old !!' g. ; "As ior there being tiny desire to se >« de on the r art of th? departments -if ' Can -a and Antioquia, nothing could be i I further from the truth Ih the present I I crisis the .1. partm.-nt of Cauca has vol- i i untarily offered assistance to the Colom- j blan government to the extent of S3O.- ! ■ 000.000 ami 20.000 troops, and material 1 aid will also be shortly lorthcomlng from ! Antioquia. Panama Prepares for Election. Washington, December 12.—The state departmem has been informed that final j steps have been taken for th-? formation . of a permanent r- publican form of gov i ernment in Panama. The news came in a dispatch from Consul General Gudger, , dated Panama today, us follows: , "Election for constitutional convention ' . called for January 4. The convention : 1 meets January 20." ‘ This action Is taken, it Is believed, to j i meet suggestions from Panamians hero i that criticisms of the new republic would i , be largely disarmed and the status of t,.e j I new treaty Improved if the final ratifl- I i cations could be exchanged by the Unit- i ' ed States with a permanent and regular } ■ form of government on the Isthmus. ■ i The territory of Panama is so small that, ; ; according to the belief here, the elections . can be completed within i> week after the I ' date named—Januarj 4. The convention ■ is expected to follow generally the out- i | lines of the Cuban constitution, which is I I regarded as the most modern and the | ci inpl.-te model of such documents. I The president has selected XV. I. Buch : anan, of New York, to be the first United | States minister to Panama. ATLANTA, GA., MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1903. OHIO PAPER IM ROOSEVELT, Those Close to Roosevelt Think That Hanna Instigated the Attack. Ohio Papei - Calls on the Party To Turn Down the President. By Jos: Ohl. Washington, December 7 —The sensation ■ of the hour, so far as the national cap ital is concerned, is the attack upon I President Roosevelt contained In an edi torial of The Cincinnati Commercial-Trib j line, the leading republican organ of the ! Buckeye State. The publication of this editorial in the local papers has given . rise to a discussion which has completely : overshadowed the Wood case, the presl- . dent's message and everything else. The Commercial-Tribune comes out j • boldly for the nomination of some other I man to be the republican standard bearer I In the presidential contest, pointing with . brutal frankness to the weakness ot l’r.-s- , idem Roosevelt, the party dissatisfaction with him nnd the extreme danger of go- ' ir.g into the contest with him as the ; leader. Espe. ial stress is laid upon the condition in New York which. The Com n.erclal-Tribune thinks, renders it prao tl< ally impossible for Jtoosevelt to carry that suite There is no mention of any other man in particular, though half a dozen men are named as more likely than the president to unite bls party Mo r e than ordinary interest Is taken . In this attack because of the known as- . filiations of the newspaper. It. is regard- | i ed as the personal organ of George B. Cox. the big republican boss of southern I Ohio, who Is very close indeed to Sena- ; i tor Hanna, and suspicious administration politicians are Inclined to see the line Italian hand of Uncle Marcus back of ; the whole tiling. Some of them construe : It as simply a means of forcing the pres- ■ ident to let up on his fight for General ■ Wood, while others see in it the begin- ! j ning ot a systematic campaign In the ; Interest of Hanna. At the white house - The Commercial-Tribune is sneered at as of no consequence, but those who un- ' dersand Ohio politics and have knowl edge of the interests whic.h control the ‘ paper are of the opinion that there may ; be serious breakers r.head for Roosevelt. So far Senator Scot.’ of West. Virginia, • ,i- about <u<? bni? republican office holler ( j of prominence who has, had the temcri ity to proclaim that he is for Hanna : above Roosevelt, but then are a great many others who ar- anxious for an opportunity to line. ;p that way. tj Is not too much to say that the present in dications are they may have the oppor- , i tunlty. ! Three months ago President Roosevelt : I showed he was considerably- worried over ; lis chances for election, but had no ; ' ffbubt of the nomination. N-w he is : greatly worried. I have it from one of I I Ills immediate hotis, hold that he regards ; I the fighi on Wood as directed not at the . j general, but at himself, and this Cin- ■ , ..■Timati attack Is taken in white house \ | circles as evidence of the correctness of i i that theory. The best indication that i : lie is greatly worried was manifested to day. He had at luncheon Lieutenant I ! Governor Gordon, of Ohio, a personal | i friend, and In the course of their confer- I once Roos- vclt asked Gordon the pointed i I questfon whether the Ohio convention ; : would vote for him or Hanna. Gordon ' told him that if Hanna is a candidate j Ohio woaJd go for him in a whirl. To- ! night the president sent an Invitation in I George Cox to come on to 'Washington i and confer with him on next Friday. In tin- midst of all (his turmoil S< na- ' tor Hanna wears a bland and b-'.-itltic ' smile anel talks of harmony. He is on- I joying himself immensely.' ♦ DEPARTMPMT of ROUTH SECURED FOR ATLANTA. Washington. December 13.—(Special.)— ‘ The establishment nf the department of j i the south, with headquarters at Atlanta [ has been finally and officially determined J upon The order has not yet been Issued. ; but this Is mere formalily. The general staff has recommended it and the secre- ’ t.-iry of war has given his approval. The order will bo issued in the very near future, as soon ns the assignment of officers is determined upon. That this was sure to come was some time since predicted by The Constitution. The delay in rea. king a decision is due to the fact 1 that the general staff has had under eon- ! ciderafion a number of chances in the ! existing plan of division of the military departments, and it was fmpos-ible to settle one thing until all were de termlnftd. A final decision was reached on Friday but th- fa -t lias just became known ihe | official purpose being to keep It secret i > until the formal orders were ready I Under the plan adopted there lire to ! be th »“ divisions’ of the army with twelve id< partments, instead of the present .eleven departments. This provision for . I the five divisions is new. | It is believed that tin- creation of these I divisions. each to contain one or I mme departments, and to b- commanded 1 by a major gen- i-.-ii will !>■ a mm-e effec tive and more nearly perfect organization ! than that now existing. There will 1... , ■ division of the Atlanil , with he ; .d (|ll a r '. I tero at Governor’s island, to embrace two departments—department of th.- east i with headquarters at Boston, and a d ' I partment of the south, with headquarters ' at Atlanta. In a similar manner oth. r | existing departments will be embraced in I divisions. For Instance, the interior and ! southwestern section of the country will : be Included in a division containing three | departm< nts-the department. o f the | lakes, with headquarters at Chicago- the ! department of the Missouri, with head quarters at Omaha, and the department lof Texas, with headquarters at San 1 Antonio, as at present. ! Tbe exact geographical lines of the de ! partment of the south have not jet been : announced, but it will conform p’ractical i ly to the old department of the gulf, j reaching as far south as the Texas line I and north probablj to the Potomac. New Orleans was a strong bidder for head quarters of tin: department of the south, but the superior merits of Atlanta put the olzuis-iana metropolis out of the run ning. REGM SESSION IS HDW ON, Transition from the Extra to the Regular Session Hardly No ticeable—Discussion of the Cuban Bill Begun in the Senate. Washington. December 7.—The senate i today closed the extiaordlnary session land entered upon the duties of the regu lar session, but transition was so natural j.is to be scarcely noticeable. The unusual | features were the cb.w ot the called ses ! sion by announcenn ’itjfrom the chair and ; the offerings of two prayers In the senate \ within half an hour of each other. The i business transacted consisted of tho read ling of the presidents message and the j beginning of ihe '! ussion of the Cuban I re. iprocity bill. On this bill Mr. Cullom. : who has charge of i'. ma io a speech, ad- I vocaling its passage In the Interest of I American trade. ' Mr. Kean made favorable report from I the committee on contingent expens, s in ' the resolution of Mr requiring ithe transmission to the senate by the post master general of all Ihe papers relating Ito the postoflice InvestE-atlon. Mr. Gorman suggested a number of amendments, the 'fl ’t -f which was to make It mandatory i t the committee to maintain an investigation into postoflice ; (fairs and to _omp:i tile committee to make a report to tile senate by ¥■'.» I next. Mr. Penrose, as author of the res jftitlon 'and chairman of the committee, indicated a. willingness to acc-i pt the amendments, j but Mr. Flatt of Connecti-ul, objected. I Mr. Platt said the: orfgf-iilly Intro- ; duced the resolution '■ it it i-ptfonal with ‘the. committee to extend its inveslgaion If It thought nt'c ss:)-.. .• fter seeing Gen eral Bristow's repo::, that, he thought, was just what should ‘ lone. To order a senatorial investlgati now would be to : make a start in tie :k, which he di I ! not consider wise. Cullom on Reciprocity. , After some informs! il'si-ussion tho reso lution was l.sjd over u:..li tomorrow and ■Mr. Cullom a . -h on the Cuban : reciprocity bill, ft ■ ■ ■ ike - specially of I the effect of th? bi!’. the trade with 1 Cuba, which he cont. n t .i would be great ily stimulated bj- ■ •ag<? Situated las rve were, v. ■■ r ■ . , • .., , t'u.ian <■■'.. t. we snt.ut.i control (b, Cub n | market, but as a matter of fact this country supplies les-? than one-haif -f the I Cuban imports. Spain had lost most of : tier trade with Cuba, but the trade thus ’ Jost had gone to Great Britain, France , and Germany Instead of coming to the i United States. ■ Mr Cui.oin conceded that an increased | production of Cuban sugar was pr-hable, I but lie did not believe there was danger I to the American Industry because of the corresponding imreiise In tbe population i of this i.i.intey, making a great capacity . for consumption. I Based on last year's import from Cuba, ; he said that the aggregate concession of i the I'nited Stat' would iniouut to about j $17,000,000. 'i'll. Cul.'an concession i would amount t■■ only $1,109,000. This ' great difference i:e attributed to the fact [that Cuba's tariff was much low- r than ours and a.'.-o to the fact that our ex ports to Cuba w-re of much smaller vol ume than our imports from that country. ■ This discrepancy would, be predicted. ' continue unless the reciprocity bill !>••- ' er.me- a law. The senate adjourned until | tomorrow. HOWIE SHOWS ZION IS SOLVENT. Dowie Is Jubilant Over the Turn of i Affairs—The Prophet Has Agreed To Pay All the Expenses of the Receivers in ETic Case. Chicago. December B.—John Alexander Dowie is again in control of Zion City ami all its indils'.ries. This turn In the i affairs of tho hi ad of the Christian Cath- I olie church fol', wd a financial showing ' made this atternoon. which satisfied all the creditors, who immediately made a formal motion before Judge Kohlsatt to have the receivership appointed by the United States district court a week ago dissolved. I As no objection was offerz-d to the mo i tlon by any "f the creditors, Judge Kohl ’ saat granted the r- quest, ami Receivers i Blount and Cnrriei were discharged.. While tin- re-.elv. rs hav been relieved j from furtbei duties at Zion City, the ■ bankruptcy proceedings an still maln i tained. It is. likely, however, that these ; will be dismissed in a day or two, or as I soon as the creditors' committm- .-ippoitit :ed Mondaj Ims in opportunity to r( pm t on tin ibility ot u-ci-pting 1 towle't I offer of eltlernent. This provides for the i paviian. of all merchandiso accounts ! witb.ln one year, and th'- giving of notes I in the in. antimi: bearing 5 per cent in terest. In il’.': terms of agreement Dowie ! has agreed to pay all tlm expenses ot tin ' reeelv. rs. The. ejectment of the receivers from Zion City appeared to please all parties concerned. Dr. Dowie. who was pr> sent in court with his representatives, appear ed jubilant over tbe turn in his financial 1 affairs. Attorney Ettelson, wlio tiled the original petition, said he was agreeable to a discharge ot tin? receivers on terms which shall give his clients an oppor tunity to get full payment of their claims. Knoxville, Tenn., December 12.—(Spe cial.)—It is reported in local political circles that Congi'essimm W. p. Brown low, oi th, first Tennessee district, lias made up bis mind ih.it the United States district attorneyship for east Tennessee, during tie next presidential administra tion. must go to a first district man. Further, that Brownlow has selected Hon. Dana Harmon, of Greeneville, as the lucky man. GORMAN WANTS LIGHT TURNED ON, ; Maryland Senator Says All the Facts Have Not Been Brought Out, and He Demands Congres sional Inquiry—Lodge on Administration. Washington, December 8 —The recent j Investigation into frauds in the post ; office department was the basis of a sharp debate In the senate today by Mr. i Gorman and Mr. Lodge. The discussion I arose over a motion by Mr. Bodge to re ' for to the committee on postoffices the resolution introduced by Mr. Pentose, looking to a senate investigation into the condition of the department. Mr. Gorman objected to the reference of the resolution to the committee, say ing that he could not see why .Mr. I.odge or any one el; o "should desire to stifle the investigation." The president had called attention to the irregularities In the de j partment, saying that the frauds perpe . trated there In the past ten years had ■ been greater than in the past two cen- I turies. “Sweeping and Horrible.” This declaration he characterized ns "sweeping ami horrible." ami he deel.-ir, -I that no senator could afford to stand in the way of an investigation in which the minority party could participate. The money taken had, he sal'!, been filched from the pockets of the common people. The corruption had been so great that It had bubbled up to the surface and this hid occurred "because the thieves had quarreled among themselves over th» plunder." This statement wn> followed by the ! declaration that the Investigation had 1 been made by men charged with partlcl , pation in the crimes. In view of this fait, i he could not believe that Mr fzidgo or any other senator would desire to stifle an Inquiry at which a few of the mem ■ j her: of the minority might be presen: "We want to ast a-taln," he said, i"u aether the Investigation which has b. 'n made has been entirely on the sur face. and whether if is true that those . ivbo have made the investigation are not , a.s guilt) as those who have been in j vestigated. "I assert here ns a senator." he went lon. "that, th-re Is evidence in writing . that there were funds pt rp.-trated b.v a high officer, who is allowed ♦" escape I. Wo war.’ fee fa..-’ - The conn try is not. satisfied with the thoreiignm'-■- of the inquiry ami‘wants the books laid op.-ii for inspection In order that tho imire truth may be known. Me want to : aid ’he president in turning the rascals out. as w- have no doubt tliat he desires to do, and A?r these reasons wo _ hope ! that the inquiry will be undertak-n.” Lodge Replies to Gorman. Mr. Dodge said Mr. Gorman was Incor ' reetly quoting the president and said ' that the portion of th'’ president's mes i sage to which refr-rene- had been made i applied to the frauds in St. Louis and not ! to the postal frauds. : "The senator from Maryland forgets," ■ he said, "that, congress lias twice inves tigated that portion of the postal .Servlc found b> be most at fault and twice gave | the department a clean bill of health As ;a matter of fact, there is nothing more i clumsy than a congressional inquiry." ! As a result ot the department Inquiry a great mass o' testimony had been gat): ered which he thought the senate should . have access to tnrough a- committee. "I want the testimony brought li- re," 'he said, "and examined, ami I d > not want the committee committed to the In- ■ qutry until we know what th- facts lie did not know wh-th r Mr Gorman ; had meant to refer in his accusations to I the postmaster general and tbe fourth ' assistant, but if he did mean to do so. I Mr Lodge .‘■aid. he wished to say that j both those officials had pressed the In- ■ qulry with zeal and with nil the maehln i ..rv in their power. The discussion was participated In by Messrs. Nelson, Tillman, Hoar and Batt V. Mr. Nelson said that l ie great 'danger of a. senate investigation would be found in the fact that the publicity 'bat would be given to the findings would ai l the accused officials in tlmlr defense. ;In this connection ne r ferrod to the c. . of the postal prosecutions in Cuba, which brought .'tit a dis ussion as to the r-“.pon.slbility for lie liberation of tho <»!ieia.ls win? were found guilty of frauds j in Cuba. Tillman on "Me Toos.” I AtTille this diversion was in progress Mr. Tillman took occasion to remark .that "in view of tho agr ssions from the other end of the c.ipitol and tile other end ot the avenue, senators were in dan ger of becoming ‘me toos.' ” This brought out a remonstrance from Mr, Hoar against "heated expressions," on the part ot the men who might be called on to sit as judg- s in the case. The investigation resolution then was 'laid aside and th-.- Cuban reciprocity bill taken up. Mr. Teller opened the debate in behalf o? ihe opposition to the bHI, first tailing up the question of the constitutionality oi the method of execution undertaken by tho measure. He spoke of the pos sibility of executive encroachment, say ! ing tint If the senate was to be shorn or ' Its power It would not he th' bon'-- of ! f.pre.senbitlves, nor by any legal instru menl. bin in obedience to (ji- demands of I the executive for a cowardly abdication, i Mr. Teller said it was not true that I the bill would reduce th.- price of sugar ' no declared that the sugar trust would secure tlie ben- fit of the bill, all hough. ' it Is said, it was intended tn aid Cuba. The powers behind this bill were, the ' owners of 80.000.000 acres of sugar lands I >;i Cuba, owned by American citizens; besides the hundreds of millions of dol lars of the sugar trust. The pub!*c sen timent in favor of this bill had been manufactured in Cuba and the American people, were made to believe that unless relief of this kind was granted there would be rlote and •tarvatlon In Cuba. Teller Attacks General Wood. The manufacturing of this sentiment, he charged, was Inaugurated by General Wood, who might, he said, be the author of the proposed legislation, backed by the executive with an energy be had never before seen displayed. Ho said General Wood two years ago had sent circulars to .senators urging the passage ot the then pending Cuban bill, an act that would have resulted in the cashier ing of any other officer. General Wood REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IS TO MEET IN CHICAGO Washington, TTecember 12 —The repub- : I lican national convention will be held in Chicago, beginning at noon on June 21 next, the republican national committee i reaching this conclusion today and ad journing subject to call. Pittsburg and St. Louis were rivals of Chicago for the 1 convention. The work of the committee '■ was harmonious throughout. Its open cession today was attended by many re , publican members of the house. Several ' minor questions were referred to spe j cial committees. Included in this list ' was the representation asked for by Por- ■ to Rico. Hawaii and I uzon; the socialis tic problem and the political rights of the ' negro. A committee headed by Sena tor Scott, of West Virginia, was named to make all arrangements for the con vention. Senator Hanna dined the com- I niittee at the Arlington hotel this eve- ■ ning. , Tin- executive session occupied an hour and forty minutes. The first, business taken up was th, question of admitting : delegates to the convention from Porto i Rico. The matter was referred to a com ; niittee consisting of H. C. Payne. N. B. Scott. J. il Gallinger. F. E. Murphy and D. W. Mulvane. Tbe committee has : power simply to make recommendations ' to the convention, but can report as to ; Hawaii and Luzon as well. I Socialism as a political factor is to be Investigated by a committee which also is to take up the question of guarantee ing ttie rights of negro citizens. The committee consists of George R. Sheldon. New York; Myron T. Herrick, Ohio; J. E. Addleks. Delaware, J. (1. Capers, South Carolina; J. W. Lyons, Gcrgia. Mr. Capets stated to the committee that his right to sit as a member of the com mittee had been questioned. Chairman ■ ll.'.nna repli d that under a resolution adopted at the last <rmvention no one . could question his membership. The pro -1 test against Capers was laid on the table. Chicago Easily Wins. I The question of selecting the city In I which the. convention is to be held was : then taken up. St. Ir’uis filed a written I had sent . 1 circulars early I in September, 1901. to alcaldes and other ; tniinl'.i; il officers in Cu .a. ;rging tm-ai : to prepare deman'ls on the United States I of a reduction of the duty <>n sugar and ! tobacco. The senator riad circulars. I some signed by Adjutant General Scott I in the name >f the military governor, tn 1 which this course was advisd. He said 1 tl'ese publications had been smmr”-sd las s n as p.'.-.-i.-, ■. Lmt c n-.u iKiiaim’d ■ a copy. He did not pret.-nd to say Gcn i oral Wood was responsible for all subse quent misrepresentations, hut he did con- j tend that these misrepresentations Wc:--’ ; bought and paid for partly b.v the Cuban ’ government. Mr. Teller sal.l that sugar stock had i advanced or dr-eline l with the fortunes of the bill, ami added that It .a< in evl , dence that Mr. Havenvyer, of tho Arner i -an Sugar B- lining Company, had inter est'd himself tinanci'illy. as had the ; <'uban grivernment, in the circulation of i stories of ( 'uban distror- . Morgan Fires on Roosevelt. Washington. December 9.- Senator ’teller concluded hls spe'ch in opposition to tlie Cuban reciprocity bill today and Senator Morgan was heard In opposition jto that measure. The Alabama senator devoted the g:eater part of his attention i i to the Panama canal question. I Mr. Teller took up the question of the j activity of General Wood while acting as | governor of Cuba in behalf of Cuban ■ j reciprocity with the United States. He ' i said there wer official records to ,-lmw | . that the Cuban government im.l paid to ' exceed. $15,000 in that Interest (luring , ; General Wood's administration. He <!-•- ■ • dared that the press of both the United I ■States and Cuba had been utilized in suj. - i port of the policy of reciprocity and ! quoted figures showing tbe amounts paid I I for newspapers id ■-ating this policy. I Mr. Morgan took 0.-casion in tho course lot his remarks to ref-.r frequently to the Panama canal treaty, and in that con nection hr- again frc.-ly .-ritb Is-d wmit . 'he de.nominat'.'d "presidential ursurpa- I tion.” He declared that the United : I States is b-tcomlng tffecte.; to the core. ■ with covetousness ami said *!:■> country ! . seemed to be quivering wi:lr doubt m to i whether It should go over entirely or par | sue the better course of our ' national ; ; fathers. So far as lv was concerned he would not be so mean as to yield to a : I temptation to simply ~ mee the . mi- I I niereial interests of hls state. He spoke ' iOf til. 20 per cent reduction gu , r - at : | by the bill to Cuban products, but wayn-d i i ihe people that It might turn t be a i Spooner bill, which this government I I eouhl evade or not as ft sees fit. Indeed, j he a,st ei ted, the United State:- would I (io as it might pleas, with the Island of ' i Cuba, which, he declared, is little more i than a d'-pendency. J "She Is." be said, "now fott :’d to the i decks of our war ship as firi/tl J : >- 1 iV-ssor Langley's airship was r att.ien- ■ ed to hls houseboat." “A Grotesque Act." ■ He spoke ot the negotiation of the I Panama, canal treaty as a grotesque act and declar.-d that Panama hd "no more i ■ right t oappoint a minister to the I 'nited ! .' States than that country had to conse- ■ I era ea saint. I "He came," the senator .'idled, ":-s a ; I swift-winged mess nger offals ‘hood. | patched on his mission by the Punama i I ('ana 1 Company.” Mr. Morgan said tliat Cuba would do well to give careful hood to our pur poses in the legislation uadi r eonsidi ra tion. They should not follow t!:<- old adage not to look a gift hors,, m the 1 mouth, for tn this case, "the gift horse i Is a bronco which greets them with a i whlnney and rnay send them back with ■ a kick. Returning to the Panama situation. Mr. | Morg.i.’.i said that the United Slates is | practically at war with Colombia as the result of the fact that the president had ' fallen into a trap. He wanted, he said, j to save the senate from tilts same trap and again referred to Bunau-V'arllia, the Panama minister and after reviewing briefly that gentleman's history as an ! engineer and contractor on the Panama ; canal, he said that he had "contracted i wisely and well and hal set the isthmus | a vleli man.” Mr. Morgan declared that lie had no purpose of creating a sensa ■ i tion. but flint his whol< purpose was I to wain the senate against ratifying i j treat), the negotiation of which he char- | acterized as "a most wretched, a most abominable and a most horrible trans- ! action.” Notwithstanding this was the case, the ' senator continued, "the senate sleeps over j PRICE: FIVE CENTS. t guarantee of $40,000 tn cash and the i free use of a hall. For Chicago Graeme Stewart stated he would give his personal guarantee for $75,000 cash and the free use ot a hall. Senator Penrose gave his personal guar antee for SIOO,OOO in ca.sh to secure the convention for Pittsburg. A direct bal lot was then taken, resulting: Chicago 43. Pittsburg 7; St. Louis L It was requested th*it the ’fTficawi offer be presented In writing. June 21 wa? chosen as the date for holding the con vention. Chairman Hanna designated as a com mittee to prescribe the manner of elect ing delegates to the convention from tlm District of Columbia; Senator McComas, of Maryland; J. AV. Yerkes, of Ken tueky, and Representative Brownlow, ot i A committee to make arrangements f"' i holding the convention was named, con I gisting of Senator N. B. Scott, of Wes’ j Virginia, chairman; Senator M. A. Han ! na. Postmaster General 11. C. Payne. H. I S. New. Indiana, and R. B. Schneider, of I Nebraska. A resolution was adopted prescribing ■ that the convention should be Called II i the exact langauge for ti.c call of 1900. i giving the states four delegates at large and two delegates for each congr ssinm-l : district and to the territories six dele ’ gates each Delegates must, be selected ; prior to May 21. I At I :40 o’clock Chairman Hanna an- ■ nounced the adjournment of the commit i tee to meet In Chicago at tho call of the ; chairman. Porto Rico and Convention. : The subcommittee of the republican tm- ■ tlonal committee appointed to consider i the question of representation in the na j tiona] convention from Porto Rico held ' a session this afternoon and instructed i the representatives from Porto Rico in i the manner of holding a convention t: j that island for the purpose of selecting : delegates to the national convention. Th-- I Porto Ricans were Informed that tbe na j tlonal committee has no jurisdiction ow : I members In the national convention. The; ' wore advised to send two delegates and two alternites to the eon vention. The ; question of representation from the Phil i ippines was not considered. this brea h of the Monroe -l-.. :lrlne. while the president of France and the presl den* of the United States stain;' ovo: the recumbent figure and tn tone in unison their solemn and satisfied amen.” i Ho expressed the opinion that the cost I of the Panama canal in its early stages : would be so great as to cause I to stop the appropriations before the on I h:far an-, t! L.LI-. ii.r f '«• '• n.- ! i.iilways In preventing (he construct!--r.- j of any’ canal. The President’s Message. I Discussing the president's message, h» said the chief executive had failed t I • xo.'uto the Spooner law because It wm ' distasteful to him and that he had no; j succeeded in formulating any satfsf.ict-«r■ i excuse for his course. He predicted th;>t ; the time would come when Cuba w<- -/-! I "clip the thr< ids that restrain her at bind her to us and again float off into the sea of liberty.” In such an effort, he continued, Ct-’-. I might And a friend in Germany, wbf-'ii ■ might follow our example and create i state of Independence In a night ar.d I tlicn annex It with the coming sunrise No doubt there would be fighting, f- r i who. be asked, "is more, eager to fi‘--b --j ‘han Emperor William 111 or our str- ;■ : uous president?" He then proceeded to say that c-- y ! vosi'-rdny he had met a great demoer.it, I who had "had a place in our affai’-s ' I -ond in Importance to the prcsldem ; I a!l ,j had made a name for himself in diplomacy (evidently meaning former S' • i p et;ir y Olney), who had bowed his b. st ’ , |S he said, 'For the first time in my I life, I have to confess that. 1 am asliam- c j of the attitude of my country.' ” ' Mr. Morgan, reverting again to Cuba. I said; "Our relations with that island m eAt I to remain as they are so far as m.r economic policy is concerned, nr sli-. ougm to be admitted as a state." Mr. Morgan closi-d bj reading an arts ' i from The Financial News, of Txmrb-m of : which he said: ' "If that Is true or If It is a presenta tion in advane.- of the cmisof;-" U >’ i are to follow, we have got to flgb Gro- ■ i Britain on ac-mint of tills* treaty '>r (’ • j we have got to be disgraced." Brief Session of Senate. I Washington, December 10.—To.’---. ! session of thr senate Listed o -.- i seven minutes. After th'- eompio:i- -ti ; routine business, the Cuban bill was ind ■ before the senate, but no one ap.-nar-'-’. ' t adv In speak on ft. Previous tn th" i adjournment, Mr Hoar gave notice (hat ; as soon .-is practicable after the dis; -si . tion of the Cuban bill, he would . ill i'". I his resolution introduced yesterday r i questing information from th. presifi.-m. : coneorning the conditions und'-r wl-.i’h 1 the independence of Panama was r ■ ■ j ized. i JONES CALLS TO DEMOCRATS, I National Committee to Meet in Washington January 12. Washington, D( I’embctr 9.—James K ; Jones, chairman of the detnocraiL- na ' tlonal comniitee. today issued a ..all for i the committee n meet at the Sh..r. > bati-l In this city Tu'-.- :.i)v Jamiar 12. : for tbe purpose of d- ehling t'r ’ time and pl.u-e of holding the demo;-:;-.. I national convention. l'h(-- t'-xl oi Chairman Jones' call is - ■ i "There will lie a meeting of the d- ; -'.r.-. ; .-ratic national emntnltt.? at the Shor. ■ bam hotel in Washington City on Tue- ; - ! liny, the I2th day of .January, at 12:09 j m., to fix the timu and place of holditn: ' the democratic national convention foi I thi‘ nomination o: candidates tor presi i dent and vice-president of tl; I'nii.- ; ! States, and for such other busines as j may come before the comniitee. Chairman Jones has appointed Edwin Sefton as assistant secretary of the com mlttee. Given Divorce in Short Order. London. December 10.—Half an bon - ® hearing In the divorce court today suf ; ficod t<> secure for Countess Rus ; sell, who sis d her hus and, WilH.*:. , Brown, a former coachm-in. for <iiv-.»r< i a decree nisi. Thu counit testin'd t< the cruelty and th* misconduct nf Blown, ■who married her in Deuemb-r. 1902. under • the title of Princo Aphrobald Stuart De j Modena, alleging lie was a Bavarian no | bleman.