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PRESIDENT'S NEXT MOVE Fresh Action in Coal Strike Believed to Have Been Decided Upon EXTENDED CONFERENCE Four Cabinet Members and Commis sioner Wright Closeted With the President. NO DETAILS OF THE MEETING ALLOWED TO LEAK OUT belief Prevails, However,, That It Was Decided to Ask the Coal Miners to Return to Work and Have Congress and the Pennsylvania Legislature In vestigate the Anthracite Situation. WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct s.—ln an earnest effort to expedite the adjust ment of the coal strike problem, anoth er conference over the situation was held at the White house today and ad journed after three hours of delibera tion. No statement was given out as to the conclusions reached and every participant refused to discuss the meeting. The conference was called for to day, although it was Sunday, in view of the extraordinary importance to the people of a speedy solution of the question. Besides the president there were present Secretary of War Root, Secretary of the Navy Moody, Attorney General Knox, Postmaster General Payne and Carroll D. Wright, commis sioner of labor. The last named was summoned on account of his expert knowledge of the situation in the anthracite coal fields. Most of Them Lawyers. It was notable that only four of the members of the cabinet were present. This, however, was significant only of the fact that three of these four were lawyers and that the issue involved was one which called for the delibera tion of trained legal minds. The fourth, Postmaster General Payne, had taken a prominent part In the confer ences over the coal situation which led up to the conference of operators and miners' representatives on Friday. Be- Bides, he has taken great interest in matters identified with the present Situation. The fact that Mr. Payne has also been one of the closest advisers for many years In the national councils of his party likewise is important in connection with the personnel of the ponfeience. It began shortly after 10 O'clock this morning. President Talks Earnestly. The president, in expressing his View*, talked earnestly and showed a deep feeling. His voice at times could be heard down stairs. Several times Secretary Cortelyou was summoned and directed to prepare certain mat ters for the consideration of the presi flent and his advisers. This was taken to indicate that some action was about to be consummated. Every member of the cabinet and Col. Wright, the only outsider who was present, were pledg ed to the president to secrecy as to what had occurred. Not since the Spanish war has there been such reticence shown at a conference of this character as was shown today. It is almost impossible to do more than draw the most general of conclusions as to the nature of the proceedings based upon what preceded them. the known facts are that the presi dent has reached the conclusion that he has nothing to expect save refusal from a further appeal to coal presidents and therefore has decided to look for relief of the situation from the miners' side. Entitled to Some Return. He feels that he can hardly expect them to make the sacrifice of all of their contentions without holding out at least a promise of some return and the question before him is as to his ability to do this. He can pledge him self to appeal to congress to examine into the justice of the miners' com plaints and remedy them so far as lies in the power of the legislative branch, backed by the earnest good will of the executive. He can also suggest to Gov. Stone of Pennsylvania, that he cause the Pennsylvania legislature likewise to make an inquiry and perhaps hasten the usual methods by calling an extra session. But these pledges would be given only on condition that the men go at once into the mines and get out ■with all speed the coal for which the people are suffering. To adopt this course means the con tinuance of the policy of exerting moral suasion to end the strike. It is certain that thus far the president has not found a single one of his consti tutional advisers who could suggest any departure from this policy. No one could find a method sanctioned by law or constitution which promised re lief and involved the use of duress against either the operators or the miners. Messages Probably Sent Out. So it is believed that today's confer ence was called by the president with the purpose of putting in exact shape the details of a plan conceived even before the departure of President Mitchell last Friday from the mixed conference. The three hours spent in consultation today were none too long to put into form the twin propositions —one to the miners' organization and the other to Gov. Stone —and the fact that Secretary Cortelyou was called on to prepare one or more statements at the direction of the president is taken as an indication that messages were Bent out at the end of the conference today and that the reticence of all of the parties is explainable by their de sire to avoid the discourtesy of pub lishing the nature of these before they are received by the persons to whom the are addressed, as well as by a wish to escape the complications furnished by heated public discussion at this -. stage. r' That the parties to the conference Continued on Fifth Page. The St. Paul Globe DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED Wither for St. Paul and vicinity: Fair and warmer today, with possible show ers tonight. FOREIGN— Admiral Casey, U. S. N., is instructed not to allow the transportation of any troops on the isthmus, and serious com plications are threatened. Colombia charges the United States with failure to fulfill a treaty obligation. M. Zola's funeral is an occasion of an impressive public demonstration. Thousands of marriages of Catholics to non-Catholics in the United States will be affected by the pending decision of the Prince Rospiglioski case. DOMESTIC— Fargo has a $150,000 fire. Unknown insane man who killed a rail road fireman in Northern Wisconsin is shot and killed by a cook in a lumber camp. Fire at Aitkin, Minn., destroys property, valued at $75,000. Woman who owns coal lands in Ken tucky offers President Roosevelt a tract of land to be mined by the government without charge. Edward Murphy, on trial at Winona, is convicted of murder in the third de gree. Man is overcome by gas in a bathroom at Peoria, 111., and his wife, in trying to save him, is drowned in the bathtub. WASHINGTON— The paymaster general of the army disbursed $52,523,479 the past fiscal year. G. A. R. encampment begins today. President Roosevelt will not be able to review the parade. President Roosevelt holds a three-hour conference with cabinet members and La bor Commissioner Wright and it is be lieved that another step toward ending the coal strike is being taken. RAILROADS— Purchase is made that will enable the Great Northern to enter Victoria and Van couver. Gould roads are to be extended in upper Michigan. SPORTING— National League—Chicago 11, St. Louis 4; Chicago 6, St. Louis 5. LOCAL— Martin Moran creates disturbance at St. Joseph's hospital, accusing nurses of hav ing murdered his wife. Rev. H. B. Taylor says conduct of coal strike on part of operators is un-Christly. German-Americans have elaborate cel ebration of 220 th anniversary of the ad vent of their forefathers in America. Following robbery of Pillsbury and Lowry homes in Minneapolis, and other residences, St. Paul police aro called upon and St. Anthony hill is carefully watched. Policeman Moses Zimmerman is mobbed and stricken unconscious while making an arrest. MINNEAPOLIS— Pauline Brown commits suicide because of the faithlessness of her sweetheart. Gospel ship causes wife to leave hus band. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. Port. Arrived. Sailed. New York Astoria. Queenstown Umbria. Fayal Cambroman. Southampton Grosser Kur furst. New York La Champagne. New York Minneapolis. MORMON DESCANTS ON BLOOD ATONEMENT Says Teachings of His Church Had Nothing to Do With the Murder of Mrs. Pulitzer. SALT LAKE CITT, Utah, Oct. 5.— The seventy-second semi-annual con ference of the Church of Latter Day Saints is in session here, and the offi cials are refuting in the most emphatic language the published statements that the murder of Mrs. Pulitzer, of New York, was due to the Mormon doctrine of blood atonement. President Ben jamin E. Rich, of the Central states mission of the Mormon church, who has just returned from the East, said: "The murder is magnified every day lin the newspapers. They try to bring j the blame for the crime upon the church. They say in flaming head lines that this murder resulted from the doctrines of the Mormon church. They say the Mormons believe in blood atonement. So do all Christian na tions. They believe, or pretend to be lieve, in the atoning blood of Christ for sin. They say the Mormons believe in another kind of blood atonement. Well, we do to the same extent that every state in the nation believes in it —that a man who sheds another man's blood shall have his own blood spilled by the law. "This we believe and nothing more. We do not believe in strangling the criminal or executing him in the elec tric chair, but we believe that 'he who spills man's blood, by man shall his j blood be spilled,' and, thank God, there were enough in the constitutional con vention of this state who, realizing the meaning of this, gave the murderer the choice of being hanged or having^ I his blood spilled by shooting, if he had I any regard for the teachings of God left in him." Mr. Rich read a signed statement, made by the presidency of the church in 1889, in which they denied that any apostates had been killed, or that the church advocated or permitted any such teachings, and in which they de nounced murder as the most henious of all crimes. Mr. Rich said: "Some years ago the minister of a church in this city murdered two girls, carved them to pieces and burned their bodies in a furnace. Did the Mormons say he was following the doctrines of his church? No. They knew that if he had been following the teachings of his church he would never have done such a thing. And if Hoop er Toung had been following the teachings of the Mormon church he would have been out in the streets telling the wicked of their sins instead of languishing in jail as he now is." SAYS THE BOERS HAVE BEEN TRICKED Francis William Reitz Reaches the Unit ed States to Do Some Lec turing. NEW YORK, Oct. 5.—A committee of Boer sympathizers, including representa tives of the Irish-American societies, wel comed today Francis William Reitz, for merly secretary of state of the Orange Free State, who arrived with his wife. "While not here to agitate for the re opening of the war," said Mr. Reitz, "I have in view the two-fold object of duty to my country and remuneration to my self. The Boers have been tricked into forsaking their colonial allies by oral promises of Kitchener and Milner that they would endeavor to obtain at the time of the coronation amnesty for all rebels." MONDAY MORNINS, OCTOBER 6, 1902.— TEN PAGES. SEPULTURE OF ZOLA REMARKABLE PUBLIC DEMON STRATION AT THE FUNERAL OF FRENCH NOVELIST SPEAKERS CONDEMN FOES OF ZOLA AND DREYFUS Latter Marches in the Procession, Mme. Zola Having Released Him From His Promise Not To Be Presont—Ani mated Orations at the Gray Disturbances and They Not Serious. PARIS, Oct. s.—The remains of Emile Zola were laid at rest today with simple but impressive ceremonies. It was such a funeral as Zola himselt would have wished, without pomp, but with thousands of workingmen, many accompanied by their wives, sorrow fully marching behind his coffin. Mv- fliUJ444iUMUlllllllllir.ilillilluiiii||iiiiii;iuimliiiiiiTTi)i ' VAN SANT EMANCIPATES 99,200 P UPS. ' nicipal guards, mounted and on foot, lined the route, but except for a com pany of infantry which rendered mili* tary honors to the body as it was car ried fi'om the house to the hearse, they were there as guardians of order and not as participants in the ceremony. Former Captain Dreyfus marched in the funeral cortege, according to the authority of the prefect of police, but he passed completely unnoticed by the crowd. A little distance behind him came Mme. Dreyfus, accompanied by her father. Dreyfus sent a handsome wraath which was placed beside the coffin. Released From His Promise. The Temps today says Dreyfus went to the Zola house yesterday evening and watched beside the corpse with the family. He induced Mme. Zola to give him back his promise not to attend the funeral and he walked in the proces sion today between La Lance, a former protesting deputy from Alsace in the German reichstag, and M. Monod, a member of the institute. Long before one o'clock this after noon, the hour fixed for the start of the cortege froni the Zola residence in the Rue de Bruxelles, an immense con course began gathering along the short route leading to the entrance of the Mont Martre cemetery, from which the pulic was completely excluded from midday. The immediate vicinity of the house was surrounded by a cordon of police, through which none but rela tives and intimate friends of Zola were allowed to pass. Facing the house was drawn up a double line of infantry, commanded by a captain on horseback. The soldiers were there to render the military honors due to a deceased offi cer of the Legion of Honor. The broad portal of the Zola residence was hung with black drapery, which was re lieved with silver stars and fringes and surmounted by three silver Z's. From French in America. A handsome hearse, with sable plumes on the roof and on the heads of the two horses attached to it, stood before the door. The hearse also was enveloped in black and silver hous ings. Preceding the hearse were three other cars almost hidden beneath masses of magnificent floral offerings from Zola's admirers in all parts of the world, including an immense wreath of giant chrysanthemums bear ing the words "From the Frenchmen of San Francisco." Mme. Zola wished to foljp>w her hus band's body to the grave, but her doc tors forbade her to do so. She there fore bade farewell to the remains In the mortuary chamber. Her grief was most poignant when the coffin was re moved to the entrance hall of the house, where It rested for a few min utes. The bier was then.- borne through the door. As it emerged to the street Continued on Second Page.' GERMAN EMPEROR PLANS FOR TUSKEEGEE BOYS Says Negroes Have Been Successful Teachers in the German Possessions. NEW YORK, Oct. s.—So successful has emperor William found the experi ment of employing Southern negroes to instruct the natives of the German possessions in Western South Africa in practical methods of cultivating cotton, that he has requested that other grad uates from the Tuskeegee (Ala.) col lege be sent a^ once, Booker T. Washington is now here to arrangfc for the\ transportation of three who will sail early next week in re sponse to the request of the emperor. All negotiations have been conducted through the German embassy with the Washington officials, by whom the re port of the firsf expedition sent out to Africa by Booker T. Washington has just been received.. This expedition, made up of five stu dents trained in the cultivation of cot ton from the actuals'--as well as the theoretical standpoint, left about two years ago, and the result of their work VAN SANT EMANCIPATES 99,200 P uPS/* may have a marvelous effect upon the cotton trade in Europe. Booker T. Washington said last night: "The cepbrt of the work ac complished by the students sent out has been more than satisfactory. This is a wonderful niovement in which I am very much Interested. The stu dents to be* s^ent out know all about the industry. They picked cot ton in their youth,-planted it, chopped it and grew up with it." It is the idea of the German govern ment by thus* /importing American negroes to its possessions in Africa to commence the cultivation of cotton on a large scale. As one result of the present trip of Booker T. Wasington large additions may be made to his in stitution. Funds have been secured and the college will have probably sev eral new buildings. MORGAN FIND 6 BERNINI'S LONG LOST STATUE Search for This Work 9* Art Has Been Continued Mary Years. NEW YORK, Qct. s.—Another unique work of art is reported from Europe to have passed into the possession of J. Plerpont Morgan. It is the long miss ing bust of King Charles 1., by the fa mous Neapolitan sculptor, Bernini, and for which Van ©yck painted the well known picture in which the ill-fated king's face is shown in three different positions. The great sculptor was fascinated by the picture, as thousands have been since. "It is the face of one doomed to direst misfortune," he remarked as he was working on the bust. By the time it was finished King Charles had been put to death, and the bust remained in the studio of Bernini, who regarded it as his masterpiece. Then it disappear ed. It has been sought all over Europe, large sums of money being spent, es pecially by the Roman banker, the late Prince Torlonia. in an endeavor to find it. What the prince failed to accom plish has now been achieved by one of those clever agents whoni J. Pierpont Morgan keeps employed all the year round in hunting up art treasurers, and it will now go to join his magnificent collection in London, which he would be perfectly ready td bring to this country were it not for the enormous duties he would be called upon to pay here on bringing his collections into the United States. Needn't Die for Political Crimes. MONTEREY, Mex., Oct s.—Political crimes no longer carry the death penalty in the state of Neuvo Leon. The state congress has passed an amendment to the constitution specifically stating that crimes of such a character shall not be punishable by death. No enforcement of the law just amended has been made for years. Ancient Tombs Discovered. ROME. Oct. s.—Two tombs of great antiquity have Jbeen discovered in the I Necropolis in the forum. CURSES KINDLY NUNS MARTIN MORAN, SUDDENLY MADE WIDOWER, DRAWS HORSE WHIP ON SISTERS. MISTAKENLY BELIEVES WIFE DIED AT ST. JOSEPH'S Frenzied Man Creates Weird Disturb ance at Hospital and Is Removed By Police—Woman's Death At City Hospital Unnerves Him—Calls Doc tors and Nurses Murderers. "You have murdered my wife and I will avenge her death," raved Martin Moran last evening, as he paced up and down in front of St. Joseph's hos pital,- shaking his clenched fists at those within and cursing 'the institu tion and its attendants. Moran's wife died Saturday at the city hospital, but while laboring un- der the delusion that the Sisters of St. Joseph were responsible for her death, he visited their institution yes terday and threatened to murder all the nuns. It was only after a terrific battle with house doctors and nurses that Moran was ejected and prevented from carrying to completion his des perate plan. For almost an hour after he was ejected from the hospital, the man walked up and down in front of the institution, raving like one mad, and calling down upon the sisters all the curses at his command. Finally the police were notified, and Moran was led away by Officer Maloney. He left un der protest, threatening to return and avenge his wife's death. Her Illness Unnerves Him. Moran's friends say that the death of his wife has unbalanced his mind. In fact he has not been himself for several weeks, during which time Mrs. Moran had been at the hospital. Her sickness preyed heavily upon him and for some time past the man has been unable to work. Last Tues day he was ejected from his home, 654 Broadway for alleged non-payment of rent. This incident aggravated the, nervous disorder from which the man was suffering. Saturday the crash came. Mrs. Mo ran, who for eight weeks had been ill at the city hospital, suffering from tubercular peritonitis, expired. Moran was told of her death by a friend. The news seemed to daze him. Then he cried like a child. For three hours nothing could be done to console the heart-broken man. Raves of Dead Wife. Like a flash something seemed to pass before his mind. His tears dried. The expression on his face became as hard as stone. With a cry of distress he shouted that they had murdered his "Mary." Words failed to quiet him. He raved like a maniac. At intervals he would stop and, as if addressing his deceased wife, he would say: "They have killed you, Mary, and now I have no one to care for me. They have even taken my home from me, and you must be buried like a pauper." Then the mad spell would again come upon him and his cries, muttered with curses, could be heard for blocks. Late Saturday night he was arrest ed and taken to the central police sta tion. He seemed perfectly rational when in the custody of the police and promised to behave himself if allowed his liberty. August Baumgartener, "who occupies the lower flat in the house where Mor an formerly lived, took the man to his home. Yesterday afternoon the madness again came upon him. While Baum gartener was busy with household af fairs Moran quietly slipped away from the house. He went directly to St. Joseph's hospital, arriving there short ly before 5 o'clock. "I want my wife," cried the man as Continued on Fifth Page. PRICK ' TWO CRV'PSl__f Un T*alni, n^^i^* V A:y?0~ '■.:'- V*- f 5 CENTS. ' WHOLESALE HOUSE IS BURNED OUT Fire Inflicts Damage of $150,000, and Shows the Need for a Paid Fire Department, Special to The Globe. FARGO, N. D., Oct. s.—Fire this morning soon after 5 o'clock totally destroyed the building and stock of the Weum-Watt company, wholesale no tions and stationery. Estimated loss, $150,000; insurance on stock, $124,500; on building, $13,000, and fixtures, $1,000. The cause of the lire is unknown. When first discovered It was an In significant blaze. The building was new and constructed specially for the company, which had just moved in and settled. The company will resume business In temporary quarters. The loss has created a strong demand for a paid fire department. Special to The Globe. AITKIN, Minn., Oct. s.—Fire early this morning totally destroyed one whole block of business houses on Main street. Following are the heav iest losers: George Knox, general merchandise, loss $75,000; Ady Bros., gents' furnishings, $500; Kast Bros., barbers; Kitkin & Co., and the Mc- Quillan Land company, buildings burned, contents partly saved. The fire originated in the rear room of Ady Bros., and quickly spread through the entire building. INSANE MURDERER SLAIN IN WISCONSIN Unknown Man Who Killed a Railroad Fireman Is Shot by a Cook in a Lumber Camp. MARINETTE, Wis., Oct. s.—The in sane man who is supposed to have shot and killed John Koucha, a fire man on the St. Paul railroad, who was fatally wounded in his cab last week while the train was speeding along at twenty-five miles an hour, was killed yesterday twenty-five miles west of Wausaukee. Otto Wenzel, a cook in Charles May's lumber camp, shot him as he was coming toward the camp and he died an hour later. For a week past the entire country around Amberg, Pembine and Dunbar has been in a state of alarm over the presence of the insane man, whose identity is yet unknown, but whose name is supposed to be Raymond. The hunters left the woods, men in lumbar camps kept their rifles loaded waiting for him, and on all the trains people were warned not to go on the plat forms between Amberg and Pembine. Saturday morning Wenzel saw the insane man coming- toward the camp. He warned him to stop, but the fellow never heeded him. He fired a shot over his head, but he kept right on, and the next shot struck him over the heart. BOUGHT FOR THE GREAT NORTHERN Railway Acquired That Will Give Hill's Road Entrance to Victoria and Vancouver. VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 5.—A. Guth rie, of St. Paul, a contractor of the Great Northern railway, and John Henry and J. J. Jaffray, of Vancouver, have bought the Victoria Terminal railway and its franchises, which, it is understood, will- give the Great North ern railway an Entrance to Victoria and Vancouver. The sale embraces a controlling in terest in the Victoria Terminal and Sydney, with the mainland, and the Delta extension, which runs seventeen miles from the mouth of the Fraser river to Cloverdale. The purchasers take over the property as a going concern. The sale does not include the interest of the Didney & Manaimo Navigation -company, operating the steamers Strathcona, Irorjuois and Un can, which are owned by "W. E. Bod well. The new owners have not yet form ulated any plan of actidn for the near future, and it will be a matter for con sideration whether they will proceed at once with the building of a main land connection with Westminster or await the arrival of spring to begin the work. ST. LOUIS BOODLE TRIAL POSTPONED Henry Nicolaus Returns From Abroad to Face the Charge of Bribery. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. s.—The trial of Henry, Nlcolaus, charged with bribery, which was to have begun in Judge Ryan's court, will be postponed until Oct. 20 at the request of Circuit Attorney Folk. Nicolaus is charged with bribery In connection with the suburban deal. It is alleged that the $135,000 put up to influ ence legislation in the suburban bill's fa vor while it was pending before the mu nicipal assembly was obtained on notes signed by Nicolaus, Ellis Wainwright and Charles H. Turner, president of the Sub urban Street Railway company. Nicolaus returned Thursday from a trip abroad. Ellis Wainwright is in urope and it is said that he and Nicolaus conferred about the case in Paris. Wainwright is re garded by Circuit Attorney Folk as a fugitive from justice. No warrant has ever been served on him, as he departed for Europe before the grand jury returned the indictment against him. The June grand jury, which has been in session continuously since it was called into being, has made its final report and has been discharged. Of the five indict ments handed in, one contains two counts, under which sixteen members of the mu nicipal assembly are jointly charged with bribery. The men accused are: John A. Sheridan, William Hartman, Edmund Bersch, Otto Schumacher, Charles Den ny, Adolph Madera, John Schnettler, Charles Gutke, Louis Decker, T. Edal Bright. John Elm. Julius Lehman, Charles F. Kelly, J. J. Hanigan, William Lamb lin and Harry Faulkner, against whom bench warrants have been issued and in formation filed. The witnesses named on the back of the indictments are Dele gates John K. Murrell, E. F. Murrell and George F. Robertson. Their arrest was ordered by the grand jury early- last month as a result of the return from Mexico and confession of Delegate John K. Nurrell. TANGLE ON THE ISTHMUS Admiral Casey Instructed Not to Allow Troops to Travel by Eail COMPLICATIONS LIKELY Colombia Says the United States Fails to Fulfill a Treaty ' Obligation. GOVERNOR OF PANAMA CONFERS WITH ADMIRAL' He Explains How Awkward It Will B« If the Transportation of Government Troops Is Not Permitted—Belief Ex pressed That Admiral Casey Ha* Misinterpreted His Instructions. ?, PANAMA, Colombia, Oct. s.—The arrival of Rear Admiral Casey on board the battleship Wisconsin has changed the situation. It now appears that the instruc tions brought by Rear Admiral Casey may result in serious compli cations. Last Friday Gen. Salazar received a communication from Acting United States Consul Ehrman, saying that Ad miral Casey would not permit the transportation of armed or unarmed military employes of the government or of war material of any kind by the railroad. Gen. Salazar, up to yester day, had not answered this letter. He was presumably awaiting the result of the conference with Admiral Casey, which occurred yesterday on board the Wisconsin.- At this meeting Gen. Sal azar said that the United States, ac cording to the convention of 1846. had contracted two inseparable ogligatlons, namely, to guarantee positively and ef ficaciously free transit across the isthmus, and to guarantee in the same manner the. rights of sovereignty and property which Colombia pessesses ov er the isthmian territory. ... Obligation Not Fulfilled. The governor said that if the Colom bian government is not allowed to transport its troops and war material by rail over the isthmus, not only does the United States not fulfill its sec ond obligation, but it attacks Colom bia's rights of sovereignty and violates •all principles of morality and justice; that he, as the representative of the nation and government, could not ac cept such an interpretation of the con vention and against which he must en ergetically protest. Gov. Salazar explained that the rev olutionists could not be considered on the same footing as the government soldiers, the latter being defenders of the laws of the nation, while the rebels, by their actions, had placed themselves outside the law. He said that an in terpretation of the convention of 1846 which did not permit Colombia to transport its troops and war material over the isthmian railroad, constructed on its own territory, while allowing i other nations and even those openly aiding; the revolution to transport war material over this railroad under the protection of American marines, must necessarily be entirely erroneous. Merely Complying With Instructions. To Gen. Salazar Admiral Casey an swered that he was complying with in structions received. He said he re gretted he had been compelled to take these measures, but he considered them necessary to the protection of free transit across the isthmus. Admiral Casey also said that he would consult with Washington and see what could be done in the matter. It was the general impression in Colombian circles that Admiral Casey has misinterpreted his instructions. It is considered fortunate that Gen. Sal azar has acted prudently in this matter and that cordial personal relations ex ist between him and Admiral Casey, as these facts may do much toward preventing the very serious complica tions which are now thought to be im minent. It is believed by Colombians here that unless the Washington au thorities send instructions to their rep resentatives on the isthmus which do not have the appearance of attacking the sovereignty rights of Colombia, the manner of handling the isthmian ques tion which does attack Colombia's sov ereignty may decide the vote of the Colombian congress on the canal bill. FIGHTING PROCEEDS ON ISTHM.U Advantage Seems to Rest With Gov- ernment Forces. KINGSTON, Oct., s.—The British steamer Para, belonging to the Royal mail service, arrived here today from Colon. She brings reports of a serious situation at Santa Marta, Colombia, whither the British cruiser Retribution has proceeded for the purpose of af fording protection to the railroad there and other British Interests. Fighting Is still going on at Santa Marta between the Colombia revolu tionists and the government forces. The Magdalena river is completely cut off from communication. The revolu tionists hold Teneriffe, near Santa Marta and have four quick-firing guna at this point. Last week the force at Teneriffe captured Senor La Forest, Colombian minister of state, who waa coming from Bogota. The Para/also reports that, owing to the rebel success in the vicinity of Santa Marta, the government has sent back from the Isthmus to the vicinity of Santa Marta a large body of troops on board the government gunboat. The fighting is proceeding in the vicinity of Santa Marta with considerable suc cess by the government forces. Peace In Four Departments. WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 5.—A dis patch received at the Colombian legation from Bogota announces an official decla ration of peace in four of the departments of the republic. Preparations are mak ing in Colombia for the election of a congress to deal with the Panama and other Important subjects and the official announcement of peace is a preliminary step to the election for members of con gress.