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WAR VESSELS REPORT OF ADDMIRAL CONVERSE ANBWERB HOBTILE CRITICISMS. OUR FLEET DEFENDED PERSONNEL OF NAVY FIRBT CLASS AND ARMAMENT 18 UNBURPABSED. Washington.—By direction of the President. Secretary Metcalf has made public the report of Admiral Converge on the lighting Bhlpt* of the American navy, called forth by many criticisms recently published in muguzlncK ami otherwise. This report was prepared primarily to satisfy the President as to the exuct state of our navy ships . compared with those of other navies. * and its publication Is authorized with the design to reussure the American sailors as to the qunllty of weapon* with which they must go into battle. Adnilrul Converse characterizes the criticisms us “prepared by persons whose knowledge of the subjects dis cussed wus limited and Incorrect." There was. he says, ample Justlllration for the adoption of the battleship de signs which have been followed. "It is not clulmed that mistakes have not been made.” he adds, "or that our ships nre without fuuUs. but in view of the then state of the art of battle ship building this fact is not to be wondered at. It Is remarkable that the mistakes were so few and that none were really serious. In this re spect our record will compare favor ably with that of foreign services.” In the ninety-one images which the admiral devotes to the defense of the navy, the subjects dealt with Include buttle drills, freeboard of American ships, height of gun positions, torpedo defense guns, battleship armor, turret designs, ammunition hoists. In and out turning screws, the Kearsarge and Kentucky and general notes. Ills em phatic conclusion Is "Our ships are not Inferior to those In foreign services." "We have." he says, "made com pnutilsca In our designs of battleships, because It is lni|Htsslble to construct a perfect battleship: such comprom ises have, perhaps detracted front the desired perfect ships In some respects, but at the same time have made It pos sible to Improve upon some other ex* Istlng disadvantage, and. on the whole, the compromises, each anil all. have tended towards a urarrr approach to the desired perfect finality Other nn thuis have labored and will, like our selves. continue to labor, under tbla difficulty In endeavoring to ap- Pkuiwrh as near ns |to»»ihlr m that lm- IMmslbllliy—a perfect hatticshlp. "The quality of the material of m»r navy Is Inferior to none: in quantity of vessels alone are we larking. With an increase In number of ship* the Am erican navy will have been supplied the only feature necessary to make it second to none In all that lends to ward fighting efficiency. And when the stress of nrtual combat. If such should ever unfortunately rotne. bring* the only real practical test, our coon try need have m» misgivings or tors, hut that out battleships will give an excellent account of themselves, and prove themselves all that we have de signed them for and know them to be" The admiral says In treating our battle drills that it'was ms until the spring of l»«3 that our "new navy" achieved the »lts of a squadron— eight battleships. and not until last spring that we acquired a fleet— tarn squadrons. It then for the first time IxcnDi" possible to carry out fleet tac tics. These were begun In July, were Interrupted for target practice and re sumed saaln In the present voyage to the Pacific coast. In this connection the admiral remarks: "The personnel of our navy. In ambi tion and professional knowledge. Is sectiad to none in the world.” It Is admitted by. the admiral that the Indiana and Kn«rsar*»' classes tthr first battleships of the navy) are too low forward for efilrlent fighting at sea In fairly heavy weather, "bul the remainder of nor battleships could without dnubt give a good account of weather In which it is at all likely for A fleet to engage." The question presanta the choice of being well armed and conseqnently weighted lower In the water, or being lightly armed and setting hlah out. It Is stated to he the poller of the Am erican navy "to always have our ves* •els armed better than our opponents." Betti Pledged For New Factory. Denver.—A News special from Rocky Ford Hat unlay night, says: At a meeting of the Otero County fleet fDowers* association held here today 1.000 acres of beet* were pledged by the fanners hen* for the new Man zanola beet factory, to l»e built Inde pendent of the trust, la Junta sent word that It would guanftofee 1.000 acres more, and Fowler 2.000 acres. Manzanola has promised 3.000 acre*, and there have been Ron acres more pledged, making a total of T.&oo acre* for the factory before even the ground for a Bite Is selected. From Manzanola to the meeting to day. which was a protest against f4.&0 beet*, came a committee of three on behalf of the Independent mill. J. M. Italy, E. J. Brewer and William Mr- Castill. The meeting was largely at tended and many nddre**es were made. Among other things brought out was that Rocky FtorH grew the best beet* In the United Htate* and got the least for them. Speakers also showed that the profits in making sugar from sugar beet* was enormous, and that there could be no question that the Man zanola independent plant would be a sucres*. All efforts to get the sugar com panies to pay more than $1.50 per ton have been without avail, the proposi tion of the farmers insisting on |5 for ■Vta being flatly refused. LIABILITY OF EMPLOYERS. Bill Introduced In Congress to Protect Railway Workers. Washington.—A comprehensive em ployers' liability bill has been Intro duced in the Senate and House by Sen ator Lu Follette of Wisconsin, ami Rep resentative Sterling of Illinois. The authors suy the bill lu»s the indorsement of the Brotherhood of lo comotive Engineers, Brotherhood of locomotive Firemen and Knglnemen and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Is Intended to meet the lecent de cision of the Supreme Court, by which the employers’ liability act of June 11, l'JOti, was declared unconstitutional. Every connnou carrier, while en gaged in interstate or foreign com merce, or commerce between the pos sesions of the United States, Is niude liable to its employee who ire injured while -employed lu such commerce, when such Injuries are due to the negli gence or mismanagement of any of ficer or employe of such carrier, or when duo to defects or insufficiencies In equipment. This provision Is niado equally up pllcuble to carriers in the territories, the District of Columbia ami the Pan aniu cunul zone, and carriers eiigugeo j in the transportation of United States mafia. The Id!) recognizes the doctrine of "comparative uegligence," as It Is now recoguizvd In the states of Wisconsin. South Dakota. North Dakota. Ne braska. Kt-vuda. (ieorgia utid Florida, ami In the act of Congress which was declared unconstitutional. It penults an employe to recover damage* If he has been guilty of eon trihutorv negligence, hut wit* the Jury shall diminish the duiuages In uccjrd mice with the amount of negligence they may find Is uttrlbutalde to such employe. It Is provided that an Injured em ploye sbi*!l not be held tu be guilty of contributory negligence In uti> cam where the violation of the law by the carrier contributed to such Injury; also that questions of fact relating to negligence shall be for the Jury to de termine. In the event of a verdict In favor of the employe. It is required that the court shill allow ns a part of the cost* a reasonable attorney’s fee. not exceed ing an amount equal to twenty-three |ht cent, uf Judgment recovered, uml an additional fee equal to five jwr rent, of the amount finally recovered for each appeal. An Injured employe shall not be held to have ttssumi-d the risk of his em ploy mem In any case where the viola tion of Aw by the carrier contributed to such Injury. One section of the bill afM-ciAraily mala * void any contract, rule or device whatsoever, the purpose of which Is to exempt the carrier ftont liability urdcr the act The statute of limitations within which atil: can be brought is fixed at three yearn. Food Adulterations. Deliver. —Through the labor* of the state pur-* food and drug commission the geo** zl public of Colorado has of Ist*- seen some r«-markable revelation* cAocemlnt the nature of the thing* It eat* Th* commission. Instr id of pros editing r**es. ha* been warning deni era. and the result Is that a clu*e in sped inn nowadays will show strange change* from the latuds that have hith erto br«-n made familiar to th« public In design and general appearance the new label* are like the old. but a close examination will show strange things printed, usually In very small type Here la a list of some of the changes Formerly "l*ure Maple Syrup. now •fane and Maple Syrup:" on what was prevlouwlv known as pure apple elder the worda "Imitation and artificially colored." but In very small type, now appear: potted turkey la now "potted meat, turkey fiavor;" pure cider vine ear la now "dlatilled and arilftrtally colored;" "pure apple butter" la now "frail butler, apple flavor. 26 per cent, g.ucooe." The new lahe la confess that bologna sausage has preservative* In It. that current Jelly la 76 per cent, apple juice, and that (epper contain* 36 per cent of adulteration—such a* rharcoal. corn meal and ground cigar lm*w. that Ice cream la frozen milk and coloring mat ter: that French muatard is 76 per rent, not mustard at all: ihnt olive oil la made from cotton seed, and that wfua«y and port wine are myateric*. Flat! Paaaai Valparaiso. Valparaiso. The great American fleet of sixteen battleship*, under the command of Rear Admiral Evans. pa*scd Valparaiso Friday afternoon and continued on Ita vnyaas northward for Callao. Peru the next stopping place. All Valparaiso and thousand* of persona from every rlly In Chile wit dpsimhl the passing of the fleet. I*resideni Montt and other high off! rtala of the republic came out from shore to greet the battleship* and al most the entire Chilean navy ex changed ralutes with them aa they swung around Curaumllla Point and Into Xalpiralso hay In single file, head ed liy the Chilean cruiser Chacabnco and live Chilean fnrpetlo host destroy ers. Hwlnging around the president's ship firing salute* as they passed, the war ships headed for the open ae.» without stopping and went north. Clemency to Prisoners. Oenver.—Al a meeting of the Htate Board of Pardons Friday Thomas C. .».orrls. sentenced from Otero county in January, I9ofi. for robbery , to a term of three t*» five years, had hla sentence commuted to a term of two and a half to five years. C. F. Harris and William D. Mitchell, both sentenced to three to live years for grand larceny committed In Ounniyon county, will be paroled on Monday, their sentence* having been chanced In one and a half to five years. And Dominic Job. sentenced to four to five years for assault to murder com mitted In clear Creek county, had his sentence commuted to one and one fourth to fire years. The action taken by the board and the governor means that all these con vict* will be released on parole within a abort tlma. WAR WOULD BE TOO INHUMAN JAPANESE AMBABBADOR COMES WITH A MEBBAGE OF PEACE. JAPAN STILL FRIENDLY WAR WITH THE UNITED BTATEB TOO HELLIBH TO BE THOUGHT OF. NEW YORK. Feb. 1C. —Declaring thui wur between the United States and Japan would be "the most in human event In the world’s history" and "too hellish" to be thought of. Heron Kugoro Titkahlrn, the new Jap anese uuibasKador to Washington, said Sunday, upon landing In New York | from the ateunier Etruria that the Japunese people know absolutely nothing of a break la the cordial re lations which have been historic be tween the two nations. Talk of war. Baton Takahlra declared with mtirli • inphuMlH, wus utterly unintelligible to tutu, unless, as some one hud sug gested. it was spread broadcast to serve tile commercial ends of some newspapers. Tin- new ambassador said there might »*e home matters pending 111 Washington which would requite his am nilon. but they were uoi serious. As n> the cruise of the American fleet io the Pacific ocean, he rrgurded It purely as u naval maneuver on a ■ grand scab —design**! to show U» the world at large that America lm* u won derful naval power which entt be dls pate hed anywhere at a moment’a no tice "lu Mip|Mirl of a legitimate cause. WhlCB ilwny* l* at the bottom ot Atm rlcuu diplomacy.'’ He In :i warm. penoßfft friend of Mr. RiMini-veii. ami Is broking forward to bis meeting with the chief executive with n great deal of pleasure. The Imron I* re urn lug to the American capital after an abnvnce of two year* *|M-nt In Ibune us ambassador to Italy. I he imron left Washington M minister and w*n» subsequently elevated to the rank of ambassador lie was one »t Japan’* envoys at the |*ortamouih |M-are conference. "I am p'rased to come back to this country In my present capacity." said Union Takahlra f> a representative of the Associated Pres* "I started my o.plomatic career as an attache at our laratlon lu Washlnaton some W years ago and I have alwaya regarded tlull city as my cradle. Now I aiu golut hark there as the personal rep rnarulatl'-e of the Japanese emperor accredited in the President of the of the United Htate* and I tltlnk I ran consider It as the triumphal entry Into that city. know there were some questions nfi.li.c itt*-r I left gb 111 the M|f«- ga'lon «f Ja|mne*e children in some of the school* n! the Pacific roast and of Japanese Immigration I cannot, of course, tell you at this moment how I will bate to deal with what remain* to require my attention at Washing ton "A* to the voyage id the American fleet to ‘he Pacific so much talked of recently. I consider It purely an Antrr lean affair. I hear there has l.ecn *ll sort* of circulation as to the motive* id such a voyage. 1 always though' that the moat rsaannahle one we can attribute I* a naval maneuver on a grand scxle The United Htate* Is a country of the most pacific Inlvnikm* ns ha* been well proved by history As we say In our proverb. ‘Don’t for get war in time of pence/ It must Ik necessa*» even for auch a greaf coun fry a* this to ascertain now and then the working capacity of Its ships and the good discipline of Its m»-n • We have, therefore, no reason »o , he sitsplrbiua about (he visit of the ships 1 • the Pacific You may have noticed that the Japanese newspaper* have been publishing lately their dc cree or direction of welcome io your fleet If It should come io Japan. This ahnws bow nnr people regard ihr cruise "War talk whieh I hear has been published frequently In con ellon with , the mils- Is utterly unintelligible to me. You know II Is well said by four famous general that ‘war Is hell." Ii Is now a concurrent opinion among the best military expert* of all the arrat pnwr-r* that war Is more hellish than It used to be. owing to the great selentlfle improvements which are con stantly bring applied to man slaughter ing machine*. It Is Impossible in my opinion to any man of ordinary sanity to think i.l a war between two powers like ours. In view of the sincere friend ship which s* long ha* actually ex lated between them. To think of It Is n rrlnv' against humanity, against civilization, aagtnst the well being »»f the whole of mankind Hueh a war. If ever fought, would bo the most In human event In the world** history Our people nt least do not think of the possibility of such an unfortnnate event." Denver Tramway Victory. Denver. —A decision handed down Friday bv Judge Robert l-esis of the t\ H District Court practically grants the Denver Cltr Tramway Company a blanket franchise on the streets of Denver, bi run st least until February 6. 1836. and perhaps to run forever While guarded In Its language, the de risiou Is mo*' sweeping In Its effects It declares valid the ordinance of IM6 granting n blanket franchise. The company Io which this franchise was granted was chartered for fifty years, and the judge hold* that ihe life of the franchise, not being specified, must run at leas' an equal length of time He further declare* tha: the or dlnance of July 16. 1*99. repealing the ordinance of 19X6. «ave as to such streets as the tramway then occupied U Invalid and void. RACE AROUND THE WORLD. Six Automobiles Btart In Race From New York to Parle. New York.—The six automobllos contesting In the New York to Purls race sturted from Times square, Forty-second street aud Broudwuy, ut 11:16 u. tu. Wednesday, cheered by a throng of several thousuud people. Accompunled by more than 20U motors of all descriptions, the racing ma chines made their way up Broudway and Riverside drive to the city limits, where thoy turned north on tho roud to Albuny. From that city the route to San Francisco, which Is tho objective point of the fim Kluge of the trip, lies across New York Htute to Buffalo, thence through Cleveland r.nd Toledo to Chi cago. to Omuha, Cheyenne, Ogden. Reno, Coldfield, Hun I.ulh Obispo and Han Francisco. Muyor McClellan was to have given the word to start, but I was delayed aud Colgate Hoyt of the Automobile Club of America took bis place. All traffic In the neighborhood of Titm-H Kquuru wus stopped a half hour before the start. Automobiles clogged the intersecting streets und lined the route for many blocks up Broadwuy. No such aggregation of muchliic* has been seen lu or about New York since the lust Vanderbilt cup race was run. A band In the official grandstand played the untliems of the nutlons uh the eaiM lined up for the sturt. A plat'd shot sent the contestant* away amid the cheering of the people and the bourse hooting of hundreds of au tomold U- horns. The contesting cars arc the queerest looking uiuchines ever devised for j motoring purpose*. With their heavy - equipment for stores und camp uteti alia, several of them were a modern j repre-. illation of the old prairie | schooner. One resembled a hook and ' ladder truck with long running boards on either side, equipped with axes. 1 shovels, ropes, and a dozen other ar ticle 1 Three French car*, one Herman, one Itallun and one Amcrlran rtarted In the rare Three men constituted tho j crews of the foreign machine*, hut there were only two In the American car. The three French ears are steered by (J. Hoarder Bt. Chaffray. M. Codnrd and M Pons, the Herman ear Ity IJeut. Koepp. n. of the Prussian army, tho Italian car by Antonio Hcarfoglb* and the American car by Montague Roberta Each machine carried the ting of Ita own nation and that of the United Htate* They were plentifully decor ated with signs and placards *n then* could be no mistaking their Identity wherever seen. The buildings sur rounding Times square were decorated with rtas* and hunting and the start was quite spectacular Estimates vary a* to the length of lime the race will require From six to nine m>:ith». If ta believe*!, will bo conau m-d. All the drivers are confident of reaching their destination through the frotvu fields of Alaska and Mlberla. Hlentu* r* will transport 'he marhlne* from Han Francisco to Valdez. Alaska, and from Nome to Ka»t Capv, Siberia, across Hiring strait Saguache Mayor Dies In Oenver. Ik-over.—-John I-a wren re „j Sagu ache, mayor of that town, a member ••I the HUteenlh tieueral Assembly, a pioneer among pioneers, died at Mercy hospital, (hi* eft>. Thursday of * complication of diMWac* lie was •eventy-two year* of age. He Went to ! ihe hospital three weeks ago complain ing of stomach (rouble, which tha phy sicians diagnosed «* cancer. When a lad Uvn-nce ran away from pome In Illinois, his parcels having died young. He found hi* way lu tho territory now known aa southwestern Colorado and for yrara be lived among the Indian*. In after year* his knnwl «-dge of ihe language became useful to him and as the while people began to go In he became the Interpreter In , «hi* capacity he fell in with Otto Mcara. the "Pathfinder of the Han Juao." and other notable comrade* of the early days. Mr. I-aw renew lived In Haauache for forty years, lie did a great deal to ward building the town and the county, lie was a kind of perpetual mayor, lie W*a elected to the legislator* on two different occasions and waa county judge, county a*s* mor and superin tendent of schools. He was a Demo rrat. although parly line* hung llghtlv on him. Hl* body waa sent to Haguarhe for burial. How American’s Escaped. Douglas. Aria.—Report* of the ex plosion at the Hama Rosa mining ramp, eighteen mile* south of here. In Hon ora, probably have been exagger ated. No one waa Injured when the two separate charge* of dynamite were exploded Haturday evening, wrecking the romralsaary and part of the hoard- Ing house. That all of the American* In the ramp were not killed or maimed, however. I* due to the fact that the explosion occurred at a time when they wee** gminted some dls'anre sway. The work I* believed to he that c f Mex ican anarchleta such a* operated in fa nanea. Rails For Moffat Road. Denver.—For the purpose of extend ing the Moffat road Into Routt county, the Denver Hteamboat Construction Company has ordered 9.*xhi ton* of Steel rails from the Colorado Fuel h Iron Company. The rail* are to cost In the neighborhood of |27n.0n0. Track taring I* expected Io begin about April Ist and will continue ns fast a* the physical condition of the grad** will permit. Desert Entry Intension. Washington. The House Fridsv I passed the Mondell bill, gran'lne an ex tension o? lime to desert land entry men who are unable to Irrigate their lands within the four year* required by the present law. the rxtr-nsi in not to exceed three years. The hill also prohibit* f-salgntnents of desert entflea to eompxnlea or corporalions, but per mit* assignments to individuals quali fied to make desert entries. MERCHANTS VISIT DENVER. Quests of Colorado Manufacturers' As sociation and Traffic Club. Denver. —A great number of mer chant* from every hc<m Inn of Colorado have bean in Denver this week nt the invitati >n of tho Colorado Manufactur ers' Association. Tuesday night thoy were given a reception at the Traffic Club. Previous to gathering at the club many of tho visitors were onter talnod at dinner by tho C. 8. Morey McrcnmUo Company. State Senator James B. Berger acted ns toastmaster at tho Traffic Club cere monies, introducing us tho first speak er Acting Mayor A. J. Spengel, who welcomed the visitors and told several i amusing stories. He declared that Denver could not get along without the rest, of the state, but that Colorado could exist without Denver. So, he said, the commercial bodies of Denver were ulways boosting and helping the I whole Htate. All advertising done In ' the name of Denver brought attention 1 and visitors to the rest of the Htute. i i The Interests of the city and state ; were Identical and all should work to gether for tho good of the common wealth. President E. I*. Bcboltx of tho Cham ber of Commerce s|K>ke In n slmllnr vein, tolling the visitors how glnd he was to welcome them on behalf of the organization that he represented and behalf of tho whole city. llou. Frauk C. Cloudy criticised the fluuuciul system of the country. Father William O'Rynn also spoke In a liuppy vein, telling many of hla In imitable btnrics to llliiMtrnte tho point* that h<* wlxhod to call to tho uttontlon of hi* hearers. Ollier speakers. both from Denver and from abroad In the state, added to the pleasure of the evening, and refreshment* were served during the exercises. Secretary Scott of tho Manufactur er*’ Association organized the visitors and their escorts for their raid on the big factories nt 9 o’clock. (>no largo party of forty started with the inten tion of inking In all the factories on the list, while other* In nmnller parties 1 were provided with escorts to direct them to Industries In whieh they are especially Interested. All the factories were decorated In honor of tin* guest* and there were special guides nt each plant to explain tin* process, whether It was tho mak ing of luk. the blowing of glass or Un pegging out of shoe*. Every Industry was represented by Its largest plant, keeping n|M n house, aud all the busi ness men of the city Joined lu helping to make the tour of the sightseers both ' p|eusa*it and profit aide. Souvenir* of the various Imluzirle* were gtv* u sway at many of the plants, and It I* predicted that the visiting merrhan' > never again will Puget the fart *nat Denver made goods are not only equally as good, hut In most r.w* better than the products of eastern factories In the same line of business. The gtu-sis of the manufacturer*' ex pr***se<| themselves as highly pleased *|ih their Innlght Into Ihe manner of making the gooda that they *«lt to their customer* throughout thn slate, and It Is Ulleved that Ihta social satli erlng * ill result In a Ids boost for Colorado made goods of all descrip (lona. President’* Plea For Higher Life. Washington —lnterrat In Wednes day’* work ot the ntih general conven tion of the Religion* Educational a* •orlstlon centered In a reception and an address to fhe delegate* liy Presi dent Roosevelt. In which he declared that our material prosperity will avail but little unless It Is built Upon the superstructure of the higher moral and spiritual life. The delegates Were received In the east room «d the White House, when the President said to them. "I doubt If there |a any lesson more essential to leach In an Industrial dem ocracy like ours than the lesson that any failure to train th« average dll ««*ns to a belief in ihe things of the spirit, no less Ilian the things of the body, must in the long run entail mis fortune, shortrt.mlnas. possible dlsas ter upon the nation Itself. "It I* eminently right that we Am erlran* should be proud of our ma terial pro*pertly. It I* eminently right that we ahnttld pride ourselves upon a widely diffused and exceedingly prar Ural system of education. "1 lielley# In both, but neither will avail If something else la not add'd to the nation. The material prosperity la esaentlal as a foundation hut It Is only a foundation, and upon it must in built the super*’ruetare of the higher moral and spiritual life; for otherwise in Itself the material prosperity will amount to little Ho with education: It Is necessary that wo should see that the child Is trained not merely In reading and writing, not merely In the elementary brnnrhr* of learning strirtly *«« defined, but trained Indus trially. trained adequately to meet the ever Increasing demands of the com plex growth of cur Industrialism. ’ trained agriculturally, trained In hand Irrafts. trained to bo more efficient workers in every field of human activ ity. Hut they must be trained In more than that, or the nation will ultimately go down." Work For Colorado Build'nga. Washington —Members of the Colo rado congressional delegation are ar ranging for a meeting to discuss th possibilities of securing action on vari ous bills pending for federal buildings In Colorado. It has not been decided by house leaders whether there will he a general omnibus public building measure enacted at this session of Congress. If It be decided that liter* shall be such legislation, provision will he made for but part of the many buildings for which hill* have been i Introduced and there will have to be a general scaling down of appropriations and places. Hills have been Introduced for build lugs In Colorado at tvnver. Fort Col llns, fJreelcy. Ihiranen. Clmnd June j tlon and fJlenwnnd Hprltig*. and for additions to cost the limit at Colorado Hprltlgs and Boulder. The nicotine of < the Colorado delegation will Ih» for fhe ! purpose of agreeing on the course to pursue should It become evident thal I but a part of these bulldines can Ik j provided for In an omnibus bill, should I one he reported. TROOPS SENT TO FAIRBANKS STRIKING MINERS THREATEN VIOLENCE IN ALABKA MIN ING CAMP. REGULARS ENROUTE 80LDIER8 TO BE CARRIED ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE MILES ON SLEDS. Washington.—By direction of th* President, Aetlng Hecrotury Oliver to day ordered n company of lnfuntry from Fort Clbbon, Alaska, to Fair banks, in that territory, to preserve order during the mining Hirlko In that section. This action wn* taken upon representations from tho United Htate* Court In Alnsku to the attorney gen eral that the presence of federal troop* wax needed. Attorney tieueral Bonnparto promptly brought the mutter to thu attention of the President and by hi* Inal ruction afterward consulted with Acting Secretary Oliver, who. through Oenerul Bell, chief of staff, forwarded 1 the neceaaary order* for the movement of the troop* to the commander at * Fort tllbbon. Telegrams from Fulrbank* to the at torney general Minted that op« n air mass meet lugs nre being held by the , striking miners and that threat* of violence have lieen made. The marshal ha* been directed by the attorney general to use all tlio force at Ills coiiininnd to arrest l.»w breaker* and to proven! Intlmldutloti. The military I* expected to give th" marshal moral support and also to take action should the disorder prove too great for any force he uia> be able to secure. The striking miner* have picketed the trail between Valdez and Fair banks Most of the newly arrived la borers are Russians. The distance from Fori fSlhbou to Fairbanks Is 166 mile*, and the troop* will be carried l»y sled* over the rout", which I* said Io lu* a good one If there I* urgent necessity for Ihe pres « nrn of the soldiers at Fairbanks, they ran get then* In four or five days, but under ordinary condition* the trip take* six or seven days. Fairbanks Is In the center of a min Inc country with a population of seven or eight thouimnil Persona In Wash mgton familiar with ihe mndltlon* ex (•ting at Fairbanks say the trouble la the outcome of a strike a >ear or more ago for higher wages and shorter hours for the miners This the, opera tor* have re*t*ted. and their detrrmln alien to operate their mine* Independ ent of th*- Western Federation of Miner*. It 1* feared, has led to trouble. Mao Who Know Lincoln. ore#|*y. Uolo, —K. I* House of llree ley. vhu «'tirlnc the t’lxll wir and tor several >ear* previous, was * noted special rorrespond'ui. knew well *ll •>f the promlm nt men of his tlm-’. to 'biding President Lincoln. After quitting newspaper work. House hod a position in the War Department, which he held for right )ear* During hi* first >*ar as correspond ent he gained the favor nf l*re«ider»t f jncoln i'V railing hi* atien'ion to th* bad location of the lelegraph instru ment* of the War Department, which were rear the ptihllr hallway, wherw •pie* could hear ’he important mes sage* paswlng between the general* IB the fl-dd and ihe department To convince the Pre*id''nt that a good operator. In league with the m rtn> might ea»H» get the moner* from fhe click nf fhe instrument. Ilouow t pea'ed several nf them The instru ment* were pn-mpily moved When IJr.roln returned fro.n hi* visit to (Irani nt Richmond, und while h«> wna being swrrnadrd. House waa on hand and ranched the front door of the White House Just O* It was h*dnx dosed »o keep out Ihe crowd. In re latinc the incident nn Unroln's birth day. lion*” said: "I went up stair* and began inter viewin'; the President, when he Inter rupted n»«? with. ’From the appearancu • f thfnx*. I presume I will have to make n sf-eech. and you ran gather from wh*i I hare in say all about the trip.* When the hand reused playing, and loud cries went up for *Mr. Prew loent.’ TJbcolb/ ’Unde Ah*/ etc.. Mr IJnroin opened the window to the left ch the portico nt which he was standing, viewed the assembly and he tan to speak. I was permitted *r. stand by hi* aide, catch the word*, and tele graph them to my paper*." Today. House rarrte* a notebook containing n part nf that speech H. P. ftirdsall. another Cfroeley pfo reer was a member of the Imdyguard nlmtit th«* White House, arid a favorite with Preaid ent Lincoln* little son He ha* a no'e written him by Mnmln. al lowing him the privilege of organizing a colored troop. Better Fay For fioldicr*. Washington —(leneral Hell, chief of staff. U. H. A.. Thursday recommended in person to the House commit fee on military affair* an Increased pay sched ule for enlisted men of the army, along the line* laid down In the Dirk t'spron bill, but differing somewhat In scale Ills recommendation contained four distinct feature*: Creation of the grade of warrant off! err. for the promotion of deserving turncoat tnlsatoaed nfficwrx; readjust nient of initlAl rates to pay. that they ranee from Ilf to |42. as acskvst ihe range of from llfi to |“o in the navy: rash bonus of three months’ pay for re enlistment, and an Increase rtf from SI to t 9 In pay for high attain ment In marksmanship. The crrrra <-pondlng Increase in the navy Is from 12 to #lO.