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htlWnl Iwjr Friday. If ALOES, • • • COLORADO. Hr. McGovern, Ilk* almost all tha rial of tha groat men, didn't quit aooa Quoon WUholmlna saya It waa only a Uttlo spot, and Duke Henry’* pawn ticket* art again hopeful. The crown prince of Serrla goe* through the streets, whip In hand, and thraaho* all who refuse to lore him. The good will of the United Staten la In such general demand abroad that the European nation* may yet quarrel orer it A company has been formed la Eng land to build flyiag machines for the trade. Prussic acid, however, 1* ehenper. first, Sir Thomas Llpton thought he wouldn't, and now he thinks he will. It Is hard to keep a true sport out of the game. King Edward ought not to object to being anointed at the time of the cor onation exercises. It will do his rheu matism good. It Is not true that Queen Willie Is thinking of coming over and taking up her residence In Dakota with a view to getting a divorce. There Is talk of sending Agulnaldo to this country to keep him out of temp tation. It seems hard to break him of the Insurrection habit. In opposition to the clergymen who lately stigmatised drummers as a god less class, Booth-Tucker praises the drum as a means to salvation. If throwing things at the Monroe doctrine Is a source of pleasure some of the European editors must be among the happiest people living. A western Judge has decided that sausage isn't sausage unless it Is In links. We may yet have to admit that the color of the hair makes the dog. London 1s said to be in the throes of a fashionable rage for red. Perhaps that is the reason an American hue been chosen to paint the coronation acenery. According to the testimony of Dr. Ortman, Curator of invertebrate pale ontology In Princeton university, the continents are not living where they used to live. A peculiar condition exists In respect to the South African war. The Hague oourt of arbitration refuses to Inter vene, and the Briton* and Boers are usable to finish it The reasons which actuated the Co lombian rebels In evacuating Colon are uot entitled to so much confidence as would have been the case had they not told them to our marines. | The persons who are arranging to construct a log house on the Kansas reservation at the World’s Fair evi dently want eomething that will be a novelty to the Kansans. Now that the fame of New Jersey’s mosquitoes has been wiped out the atate has nothing left to make It fa mous but Its applejack and tha swift course of Its judicial processes. There are some new things under the sun, and one of them la stopping a bat tle untH railway trains can pass. Per haps the Isthmian combatants welcome the locomotive whistle when things get too hot The example of the thoughtful testa tor of Lynn who has bequeathed 91,500 to a man who once loaned him 910 ought to bring about a boom In hith erto unquotable I O U's. Let us have a spare dollar about our clothes after this — The Hartford Times calls the estab lishment of a local police force under state control rampant Imperialism. And yet Boston, which Is sometimes called the headquarters of anti-im perialism, manages to exist under this particular species of it Why is this tans? The British exchequer will now profit something over a million dollars more by the death duties assessed on the es tate of an American who has just died over there. The present financial em barrassment of Great Britain would be appreciably relieved were the mortality among these expatriated millionaires larger. Btlll, there’s no doubt that the Britons are grateful for occasional dis pensations of this character. In fact, the chancellor of the exchequer bluntly said so in his speech explaining his last budget. A New York judge decides that a woman Is not entitled to alimony from the husbaud from whom she is divorced after she takes a second partner. 8ome women drawing alimony under these circumstances may declare it Is mean to render euch a decision just about Christmas time. An American syndicate la reported to have bonght the English "Shell” line of steamers. If this game con tlanss much longer John Bull should ba able to pet his finger right on the plaoe where the little hall la hidden. Chill tells Argentina that she, Chili, goes not mean war by the construc tion of her roads In the mountains on tho boundary of the two countries. Nevertheless, Argentina is distrustful. Chill has the reputation of being a father unpleasant neighbor. Another perry has risen to distinc tion la our naval service, which tact will make It all the more dllficult later m tor superficial readers of American —fry to remember the name of the paftftealer Perry they ere thiastm* about DUPLICITY OF FILIPINOS DENOUNCED BY GEN. CHAFFEE Washington. Deo. 21.-*“Hletory af fords no parallel of a whole people thus practically turning war traitors and In i the geulus of no other people was ever I found such masterful i»owers of se crecy and dissimulation; but it is need less to say that no powerfuWstate was ever erected or ever can lie erected on such Immoral and unenlightened fouu dations." This statement is made by General Chaffee, military governor of the Pbll opplnes, in a review of one of a nmn lK*r of court martini cases iu ths is lands. the records of which have been received at the War Department. The case which brought forth this comment from General Chaffee was one wherein seven natives were tried jointly on a,charge of murder. The accused were soldiers In the insurgent army, and after defeat by the Ameri can army iu the field abandoned even the show of open opposition such as the half-uniformed guerrilla bn mis make, anti took up their residence at Taytay. iu Luxon, a place protected by an American garrison. Then, follow lug the proclaimed pol icy of the Insurgent chiefs, they pro ceeded to organize secretly a bolo band. When authorization had been given to establish civil government the 1 band came forward under the leader ship of a resident padre and were elected municipal officers of Taytay. Then ensued a remarkable attempt to serve two masters. In all lawful mat ters they served with due appearance of loyalty to the American govern ment. while at the same time they la bored secretly and diligently In the In terests of the insurrection. Tills dual form of government, says General Chaffee, existed everywhere, in strongly garrisoned cities like Ma nila ns well ns the smallest barrio. The municipal officers of Taytay next en tered upon a series of murders and con tinued their deadly work until tlie ■ growing number of mysterious disap pearances led to the discovery of the < perpetrators by the American authori ties. SAMPSON FILES OBJECTIONS TO ADMIRAL DEWEY’S REPORT Washington. Dor. 21.—The objection of Admiral W. T. Sampson to that por tion of Admiral Dowry’s foport of tho Schloy court of Inquiry, in which he says Admiral Schloy was In command at the battle of Santiago ami entitled to the credit for the victory, was tiled with Secretary Long yesterday. It is as follows: New York. Deo. 10.—Sir: As counsel for Hoar Admiral Sampson, wo have the honor to request that the depart ment, for the reasons below stated, strike out or specifically disapprove that portion of Admiral Dewey’s opin ion tiled lu connection with the proceed ings of the Schley court of Inquiry, in which he states his view to be that Commodore Schlep was la absolute* command at the naval battle of San tiago. 1. Commodore Schley was not In command at that battle. (a) The disposition of the forces at the l>egluuiug of the battle, according to Commodore Schley’s own state ment. places Admlrul Sampson in com mand. The Brooklyn and the Vixen were the westernmost ships of the licet; the Iu dlsiiu and Gloucester were the eastern most. The New York was nearer to both of the latter than was the Brook lyn, and notably at the time when the Indlnna was heavily engaged at the t>eglnuing of the action, and when the Gloucester was engaged with the Furor and Plutun. Commotion* Schley says: ”The Indiana and the Glouces ter . . . were closer to your flag ship" than to the Brooklyn. We have, then, the case of a fleet in regular for mation, with the commander-in-chief within signal distance and closer to a larger uumher of the ships than Is tlu* ELECTRIC ROAD WILL INVADE COAL FIELDS Denver. Dec. 21.—The Denver Bepub lican prints the following: The competition for the coal traffic In the northern Colorado ttelds will commence next spring. S. M. Perry, president of the Denver & Northwest ern road, practically an annex of the Tramway company, yesterday wired Instructions from New York to W. G. Smith, vice president, to proceed at once to secure a right of way from the road’s present terminus at Arvada to Louisville, about fourteen miles. Mr. Smith was also Instructed to promise the immediate construction of the road as soon as the right of way was secur ed, and a service equal to that on the Arvada line. 1 ue new road will Immediately make a bid for the coal traffic of the dis trict, but If It falls in that, and It Is learned that it expects to. It still has a trump card left. A friendly corpora tion, the make-up of which Is being kept under cover, has acquired options on large tracts of land In the northern district, which It will develop, giving Its entire business to the Denver & Northwestern company. The three corporations which at pres ent practically control the coal output of the state are the Colorado Fuel & Iron, Victor Fuel and Northern Coal companies. The Northern Coal Com pany Is in a combination with the Colo rado Fuel & Iron Company, it is-said, which leaves the field in reality to two corporations. The Victor Fuel Com pany Is officered and owned largely by the heads of the Colorado & Southern railroad, which has a traffic agreement with the Colorado Fuel & Iron Com pany. Under such circumstances it is reasonable to suppose that the hauling of the Northern Coal Company’s product will be done In the future, as in the past, bj- the Colorado & South ern railroad. With a large and Inde pendent coal supply to draw from the Denver & Northwestern road will not lack freight traffic, say its promoters. Judge Advocate's Statement. Washington, Dee. 21.—Judge Advo cate Lemiy and Solicitor General Han na yesterday submitted to Secretary Long their report on the objections to the findings of the naval court of in quiry filed by counsel for Admiral Schley. The verdict of the court of In quiry is upheld and Schley and bis counsel are criticised for suggesting that his testimony was "not consider ed.** It Is emphasised that the court was under oath to "consider” the testl uoqy, bnt that It bad the prerogative of "lgaorilhriany that It might sue fit after considering rt all. | “One undeniable truth.” says Gen eral Chaffee, “stands out iu this case as in hundreds of like cases of mur der, that .the average native of these islands lias.not more than tlie merest rudimentary conception of his Indi vidual rights and duties as a man, and no one knows this so well as the wily chiefs who use him for tlicir nefarious purposes." Six of the seven natives were sen tenced to he linugcd, hut General Chaffee commuted the sentences of three of them to imprisonment at hard labor for life. The seventh native. Leonardo de Po soy, a regularly ordained priest, asked for ami was granted a separate trial. At his trial, de Posoy. who was held to he the chief agent of the Taytay murders, took advantage of the loop hole which appeared to Ik* afforded by ids position as priest, by contending that while the participators in the wholesale murders iu Taytay would confess the same at confessional lie was compelled by liis sacred office to keep silence. General Chaffee pronounced tills de fense of no value, saying that the “confessional does not lay upon any man, priest or layman, the obligation of suppressing knowledge of crimes be ing committed by third parties, the con summation of which could have been prevented without violating the se crecy of the coiifosslonal.” In this particular case, it is said, the knowl edge of tin* crimes was brought direct ly to the priest’s notice and was not gained through the confessional. General Chaffee continued tlie sen tence of deatli Imposed liy the court martial which tried de l’osoy, hut com muted the sentence to twenty years’ imprisonment at hard labor, “out of re spect for his calling and of the great religious organization of which lie is a most unworthy member.” Said Gen eral Chaffee in concluding his review: “No person living in these islands can In* permitted to plead bis office, however sacred or exalted, as a protec tion for crimes committed.” second in command. It is true that the eomiiiander-in-clilef could not have reached the most distant vessel by sig nals. except by causing tbom to be re peated by an intermediate vessel—an entirely usual course—but it is equally true that the second in command could not have reached the remote vessels of tlie fleet (namely, tlie Indiana and the Gloucester, without likewise re peating signals. In tills state of affairs, tlie regula tions of the navy and the customs of the sea place the absolute command and the full responsibility Iu the sen ior officer. I (b) The Brooklyn’s maneuver during the action destroys any claim that Commodore Schley might have had to the command. The facts as to the loop are found by tlie court. Tlie find ing and opinion show that to avoid danger to his own ship iu* maneuvered without warning to tin* rest of the squadron, uud iu disregard of th« fleet formation. 2. Tlie President of the United States and the Navy Department laid decided that Admiral Sampson was In com mand at that battle, and Commodore Schley second In command. This fact was before the court: for tlie secretary’s letter to the Senate ulutcd February 0, 1890), stntes that the Spanish squadron was destroyed “by our fleet under his (Sampson's) com mand.*' and the advancement of Com modore Schley was proposed In recog nition of his services as next iu rank at the victory of Santiago. 3. The question as to who command ed at Santiago was not referred to the court for consideration, and evidence bearing on the point was excluded. "We have had three mutes sur veyed.’’ said Mr. Smith yesterday, “and will in a few days select the one Which seems best." MARCONI PREDICTS CENT-A-WORD RATES St. Johns, N. F., Dec. 21.—Governor Boyle gave a largely-attended luncheon Thursday In honor of Mr. Marconi. Among the guests present were Pre mier Bond, the cabinet ministers, tha heads of departments, marine Lloyd's underwriters officials and representa tives of the press. The affair was prac tically a state function. Replying to n toast to his health. Mr. Marconi said: "If my system of wireless telegraphy can be commercially established be tween different parts of the earth, tlie possibility of which, I mnystate, I have not the slightest doubt, it would bring uliout an immense cheapening of rates at present existing. The system of sub marine cables of to-day fulfills the de-. mauds of communication to a great ex tent, but the great cost of cables them selves. nml their heavy working ex penses. cause the existing method to Ik* beyond tlie reach of a majority oi people inhabiting tlie various countries of the world. But could tills new inetli- \ od be applied, I believe the cost ot I what we now call the cabling to Eng land might Ik* reduced at least twenty fold. The present rates are 2. r > cents a word. I do not see why, eventually, with tlie wireless system tills cost should not be reduced to 1 cent n word or less." Observing that lie was half n British er by birth, Mr. Marconi continued: “With regard to tlie British empire, the wireless system has a special Im portance as facilitating the methods of communication between the mother country and her great colonies beyond the seas, and it cannot but result in still more firmly cementing the bond of unity and n common cause in the In terest of civilization, of which the em pire has, during the anxious times of the last two or three years, given such a splendid example to the world.” Appraiser Wakeman Removed. Washington, Dee. 21.—At a confer ence yesterday between the President and Secretary Gage it was decided tc summarily remove Appraiser Wake uian of New York. Mr. Wakeman. II is said, wrote the President, attacking Secretary Gage. The President re fused to entertain the charges or over look the offensive character of the let ter. - Later It was officially announced at the White IPmae that Appraiser Wake- Imaa had been removed and George W. Whitehead, late collector of customs of Porto Rico, appointed to succeed him. COLORADO NOTES. Washington rumors still associate ex* Senator Wolcott with a Cabinet posi tion. By a quit-claim deed from other heirs. Admiral Dewey has become the owner of a lot iu Denver. The November pay roll of the Minne qua steal plant at Pueblo amounted to more than $212,000. I .he Denver Minins Exchnnge ljjll ' occupy new quarters in the Lquitaule building ufter January Ist. I Tlie nomination of B. C. Fleming. I register of the Sterling land office, has been confirmed by the Senate. I Congressman Shafroth has intro duced a bill to increase tlie cost limit I of the Denver mint to SBOO,OOO. I Extensive improvements, to cost In I tlie neighborhood of SOO,OOO. will be I made iu tlie D. & B- G. shops a% l)en j ver. Senator Teller nml Representatives I Bell and Shafroth have decided to re main in Washington during the holi days. A Washington dispatch says that Mrs. R. N R. Gibbon, wife of Justice Gib bon. lias been appointed postmistress of Ward. Colorado Springs capitalists talk of building n summer concert hall at La Vergne. a new suburb Just south of Colorado City. The Brighton Vegetable Growers’ Association lias been organized by the gardeners living iu the Platte valley near Brighton. Michael Ambro. aged elglity-four. was struck by a freight train aud In stantly killed at Colorado Springs on tin* 13th instant. Holyoke people now "hello” ou a new telephone line which they hofte to have connected with the long-distance line before long. Hosea Townsend of Colorado has been reappointed Judge of the United States Court (Southern district) of In dian Territory. The City Council of Victor refused to grant a license for a saloon in tin* Biehilieu hotel on account of it being close to a church. Attorney A. B. McKinley, who was terribly mangled by a street car in Denver some six weeks ago, is reported to be almost well again. Tracklaying on tlie extension of the street car line at Boulder lias been be gun. The rails were secured from the Tramway company of Denver. The butchers of Florence have or ganized to combat an alleged traffic In horse flesh, which. It Is asserted, is be ing sold by peddlers ns beef. Tlie Denver & Northwestern Rail way Company proposes to light the town of Arvada by electricity as soon as the Platte street power house is put in operation. Tlie President lias appointed C. B. Timbcrlake receiver of public moneys at Sterling, and P. Ilobkirk receiver at Del Norte. Both were confirmed by tlie Senate. Judge .1. L. Semitics, adjutant of the department of Colorado, Patriarchs Militant, I. O. n. F. t died suddenly at Colorado Springs on the 13th instant of heart failure. It is claimed that no bettereduention al program has ever been presented In the state than that of the Colorado State Teachers’ Association in Denver, December 2<Sth. 27th and 28th. Tin* Railway Men’s Co-Operative Supply Association will start a co-op erative store iu Denver with a cash capital of SIO,OOO. C. M. Hulbert is president of the association. Tin* enrollment of students at tlie State Agricultural College, Fort Col lins. lias readied 428. This Is the larg est number registered at a single term in the history of the institution. Four annual poor reports filed with the secretary of state are as follows: Las Animas county, number of poor helped. 37: cost of maintenance. $592. Lake. IS; $15,707.47. Kit Carson, 9; $1,049.25. Otero, 113, $5,225.20. Thomas Preston Brooke, n Chicago man, is said to In* planning a telescope that will, lie predicts, bring tl** moon to an apparent distance of only eight miles from the earth. He proposes to build ail observatory for it on the top of Gray’s peak, Colorado. Tlie purchase of Colfseum hall in Denver by Patrick B. Gallagher, ath letic instructor of tlie Denver Athletic Club, gives rise to tlie report that it will he maintained as a boxing arena, but the purchaser says it Is acquired solely for investment purposes. Lawrence Hex, a negro, on trial at Pueblo for tin* murder of Lizzie Alley nml William White, both colored, was found guilty liy the jury, who also agreed upon the deatli penalty. Ills was tin* first murder trial in the Pueblo courts since tin* enactment of the capi tal punishment law. Tlie county clerk of Arapahoe coun ty has received tlie following letter of Inquiry: "Mr. clerk of deliver Colorado hag tliare bln eny liseiw lsliucd to Miss loin Wilson for ninriedg if so please let me no ho she married to have you got countyes in Colorado if so please give me tlier names In* tweene denver and Cheyenne, Wwoming, is tahre a rinse named nierakey in your teritory. Please aucer, youres truly Pat Wil son. ” A competitive examination of candi dates for the ’ West Point Military Academy will lie held at Colorado Springs, Colorado, under tlie supervis ion of Professor John Deitricli on the 10th and lltli of January, 1902. Any person between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one years, from the Second congressional district of Colorado is eligible, if qualified mentally and phy sically to meet the strict requirements of the military academy. Professor G. W. Shaw, who lias been in charge of tlie laboratory at the Colo rado Sugar Manufacturing Company’s plant in Grand Junction for the past year has been selected as assistant professor of agricultural chemistry in charge of the sugar beet department at tlie California State University in Berkeley. He will enter upon his new duty Jnnunry Ist. E. J. Len. who lias been assistant chemist at the factory, lias been appointed chemist by the gov ernment at A station in Houolulu, and is now on his way there. The Colorado Springs Y. M. C. A. building fund lias received a handsome embroidered couch cushion from Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt. Accompanying the gift was a note from the President’s wife expressing her good wishes. It will lie exhibited and will probably be sold at auction. The reservoir planned by the Morgan County Reservoir and Development Company, near Fort Morgan, is to have a capncity of 2.500.000.000 cubic feet of water and will, beside its uses for Irrigation, be made a pleasure re sort. It is proposed to stock it with flsli and place row boats, sail boats and •term and electric launches on it. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES Navigation at the head of the great lakes has closed. Japan will, next j-enr, begin develop ment of the sugar Industry. The third Sunday In January will lie Bet aside as McKinley Day among churchin of Indlnua. The difference* between capital and labor are assuming aggravated propor tion* at Budapest, Hungary. An Inventory of the personal estate of the late Pierre Lorlllard sliows a valuation of less than $2,000,000. A distinct earthquake shock was felt at Salem, Oregon, at 12:50 a. m. De cember 13th, but no damage resulted. The G. A. It. executive council ad journed without definitely settling the date for the next national encamp ment. Seth Low took the oath of office as mayor of New York December 10th. He will assume office at noon Janu ary Ist. Victor Hugo’s only grandson. Georges Hugo, has applied for permission to put the prefix ‘'Victor” before hfcs fam ily name. Three thousand bales of cotton have been sold at McKinney, Texas, for shipment to St. Petersburg, Russia, and Rotterdam, Holland. The Mergenthaler Linotype Company has declared the regular quarterly div idend of 2per cent, and an extra dividend of 3Va per cent. John Swlnton, for many years an editorial writer on New York dally pa pers, died at his home in Brooklyn De cember 15th, aged seventy. During the recent cold weather deaths from freezing were reported from Wisconsin, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio anil New York. A Paris paper asserts that Command ant General Botha has reported to Mr. Kruger that he lias 24,000 armed men, 10,(MX) being Cape Colony recruits. The transport Warren sailed from ‘Manila December 15tli with 750 short term enlisted men and Generals Rob ert P. Hughes uud Frederick Fuus ton. At Portland, Oregon, a great exposi tion will be held in 1005 in commemo ration of the work accomplished and mude possible by the Lewis and Clark expedition. The transport Hancock sailed firom San Francisco December lGth for Ma nila with twenty-one officers and 053 men of the Fifteenth cavalry, seven officers and 300 recruits. Earthquakes were felt on the night of December 12th in the province of Catania, Sicily, and in the southern Italian provinces of Calabria and Lecce. The engagement Is announced of Captain Richmond P. Hobson, U. S. N., and Miss Eleanor Ludlow of Springfield, Ohio, ft niece of ex-Uov ernor Buslinell. The marriage will be in February. Dr. William Rainey Harper, presi dent of the University of Chicago, has decided that he cannot accept the js>st of director of international congresses of the world's fair. Jasper Tulley, M. F.. for Leitrim, and John O’Donnolly, member of par liament for South Mayo, will be prose cuted under the crimes act for making intimidating speeches. Sir Thomas Lipton’s cup challenger, Shamrock 11., narrowly escaped being destroyed by fire at Brooklyn on the night of December 12tl». As it was she was badly scorched on one side. It is announced that the total cost of the Yerkes system of electrification of London for both systems is estimated at $10,000,000. Mr. Yerkes proposes to build the biggest generating station in the world. Rear Admirals Evans anil Glass, Cap tains Cooper, Harrington and Thomas, Lieutenant Commander Sfoney, Sur geon Blackwell and Captain J. F. Myers of the Tilley court-martial, havo returned from Samoa. The St. Petersburg Gazette an nounces that a modified state of siege lias been proclaimed in a score of towns throughout Russia. Strikers’ ami students* Hots are responsible for the action taken by the authorities. The Messagero, of Rome, says that Father Cushing, the American priest who had difficulty here with the Rt. Rev. Nicholas C. Matz, bishop *f Colo rado. lilts commenced legal proceedings against Bishop Matz for illegal arrest. Eight prominent cattlemen were ar rested a few days ago by order of the Oklahoma Live Stock Sanitary Com mission on the charge that they at tempted to drive diseased cattle across the territorial and federal quarantine lines. Including all the telephone compan ies in the United States there are 4,311 exchanges in operation with 2,278,717 telephones in use. The total capital Invested la nearly $500,000,000. One company employs 33,000 persons and handles two billion calls per year. The Lincoln avenue car barns of the Chicago Traction Company were burn ed on the morning of December 10th. More than 100 cars were destroyed, in cluding nearly all the grip cars and trailers used on the Lincoln avenue line. The loss is estimated at $75,000. A protocol has been signed for a treaty with Nicaragua, Salvador and Costa Rica which provides for the ad mission of flour, wines under fourteen legrees, fresh and dried fruits and pre fer veil products from the United States nto Nicaragua free of duty. There lias been a meeting of doctors tnd veterinarians at Manila to consider what means are possible to prevent the ravages now being made by surra, an East Indian disease of horses. Over 3,000 American horses and mules have Jied from this disease since last July. London Truth, in referring to the re ported ill health of the German crown prince, asserts that he has totally col lapsed as a result of his arduous mili tary training anil a severe course of studies. Tills necessitates his absence ?n an extended cruise in the Mediter ranean. New Whatcom, Washington, is flood ed with counterfeit money of all de nominations from dollars to dimes. The counterfeiters use pure silver in man ufacturing their coin, anil so clever is the work that the money hail to be sent to the mint at San Francisco to be passed on. A Calcutta cablegram says the sec retary of state lias sanctioned the ex penditure of $35,000,000 on railroads during 1002, and $3,500,000 for irriga tion works. The railroad expenditure includes $0,250,000 for new lines and bridging the Ganges and $11,250,000 for rolling stock. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shaw of Chi cago have just sailed for southern Europe, where they will start upon the most extensive automobile trip ever undertaken. Including a journey through northern Africa iu a new au tomobile now being constructed for them In Paris. The tour will cover inure than 3,000 milea. INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL CIVIC FEDERATION New York. Dec. 20.-Cha»*ged with the task of drafting a scheme of plan and scope, the general committee ap pointed yesterday at the labor and cap ital conference met Wednesday in pri vate conference to take up its work. Among those in attendance were Oscar Strauss. Charles M. Schwab, S. It. Cal laway. Charles A. Moore. Cornelius N. Bliss. Ifewis Nixon. J. J. McCook, R. M. Easier. Samuel Gompers. John Mitchell, * FFrauk Sargent and James Duncan. It was announced that a committee of plan and scope upon which Senator Manna. Archbishop Ireland, Bishop Potter and Messrs. Gompers, Nixon, Mitchell, Callaway. Sargent, Bliss, Schwab and Strauss had been named, would present a preliminary report during the day. Chairman Strauss made a brief pruliuiiuary statement for publication. ••1 cannot tell you anything alnmt the plan for putting inte practice the peaceful projects of this conference,” he said. "We are at work on it and iu due time it will be made public. I believe every man named on the com mittee will serve. All of the labor lead ers have nceeirted. and in this epoch making union of labor anil capital no man can deny his services to a project that means such a great good for his country- The approval of the labor leaders means the co-operation of more than 2.OO<UMHI organized workers. As we progress in this work it becomes more apparent that the chief course of trouble in the past has arisen from misunderstandings. Never were truer words spoken than by John Mitchell yesterday, when he who has seen more strikes than any man of his age in the country, said that there never was a strike which could not have been averted If the opposing interests had first met and fairly considered tlielr re spective rights.” “Officers were elected and cominmlt tees appointed ns follows: Chairman, Senator Marcus A. Han- BILL OF EXCEPTIONS FILED BY ADMIRAL SCHLEY’S COUNSEL Washington, D. C., Dec. 20.—0 n Wednesday Admiral Schley, through his counsel, filed with the secretary of the navy his Dill of exceptions to the majority findings of the court of in quiry. and also a letter asking to be allowed to be heard in connection with the objections to Ik* tiled by attorneys for Admiral Sampson to the individual opinion of Admiral Dewey, recogniz ing Schley ns commander-in-chief dur ing the battle of Santiago and giving him full credit for the victory. Secretary Long Indicated, through the judge advocate, that he would not hear any oral argument by Mr. Rayner regarding Admiral Sampson's protest, but that he would receive a written statement. The bill of exceptions declares that the applicant "objects to the approval of the findings of the court upon the ground flint the opinion rendered and the report of facts made by the major ity of tin* court are in conflict with tlie overwhelming weight of evidence; anil that the majority of the court in tlielr said opinion have ignored tlie tes timony of the applicant, and of tlie whole of tin* applicant’s witnesses, anil all portions of the evidence given by witnesses for the government which was favorable to the applicant, anil have thus deprived him of rights guar anteed to him by the laws of the land and the constitution of tlie United States.” U|H>n the grounds set fortli the appli cant "respectfully prays that approval of the majority of said court of In quigy lie withheld, and that sahl opin- SOUTH PARK CUTOFF SAID TO BE ASSURED Denver, Dec. 20.—Tlie Denver New* this morning says: Arrangements have been made with Senators Clark, Kearns and others in terested in the new Stilt Lake-Los An geles road, which will insure direct railroad connection with tlie Pacific coast. Tlie project is one of the most gigantic railroad schemes developed in tlie West since the construction of the first overland roads and demonstrates not only the Importance of Denver as a reckoning point on tlie railroad map of the West, but indicates that not withstanding the apparent supremacy of George Gould and his associates iii the railroad world of the state that the Colorado & Southern and the Denver & Southwestern will iusure to the people of the state the competition which is necessary to tlie fullest development of the great expanse of country iu the area of the Centennial state. Frank Trumbull, president of the Colorado Ac Southern company, re turned yesterday from New York City, where he has been iu consultation with William K. Gillett and other stockhold ers of the Denver & Southwestern, anil the deal for the construction of the cut off is understood to have been prac tically completed. The new road will give the Colorado & Southern, together with the Midland and Midland ter minal, a direct line to the gold camp and will enable the Colorado & South ern, with the Midland, to secure a di rect line from Denver to tlie west via Lake George, on the South Park line anil the Colorado Midland. The latter road is owned half anil half by the Colorado Southern and the Rio Grande, w!hich warrants the Southern in mak ing an expenditure to develop the property. The announced construction of the cutoff will probably revive the old project of the Rio Grande for a cutoff from Acequla to Salidn. This would afford tlie Rio Grande a direct route west and would result in competition between the Colorado & Southern and the Gould road. Carnegle Library for Canon City. Denver. Dec. 20.—A Canon City spe cial to tlie Denver News says: Mrs. May Continue Meat Inspection. Washington, Dec. 20.—Secretary Wil son to-day expressed confidence that Congress would avoid the threatened suspension on March Ist of microscop ical examination of American meats sent abroad by making the appropria tion for continuing that work in ac cordanuce with estimates he has sub mitted. Secretary Wilson says In view of the radical effect the suspension would have on our market in Germany, he does not believe Congress will per mit any lapse In the inspection work for want of money. na: vice cliairnu'n, Rn m „ ( ,, . and Oscar 8. Straus*- Charles A. Moore; secretare Easley. Committee <>i, |,JT: ““l* H 8. Strauss. 8. It. CalljnvtL Eckels, John J. McCook Iters anti Harry Him The committee ou hy-laws a set of by-laws to the t-stw l mlttee at a meeting the last week lit January tt, lx- fixed by the i ltiiiriuun ’ “* <1 *I'tj 1 'tj The statement of the mlttee follows; lwc ™rtt, ••This committee slmti . the Industrial A”"* 1 ! tlonul Civic Federation ’ *I, ••The scope anti province of ,0., partmeut shall he to do wltat n,?L* l>«*t to promote Industrial , J,'" 1 * helpful In estnhllsliltit; Hons between employers odii ISJ* by its Rood offices e,„|ear ur ft sto anil prevent strikes au> , ~ **> to aid In renewiUß industrial where a rupture lots tHTurtßl"' 1 ••That at all times represent employers ami workers. llllorßlinlzed, should confer for r * Justmetit of differences „r fore an acute slam.. | s ro.„: h ”7 * thus avoid or minimize the nunbS strikes or lockouts. ••That mutual agreement, ditions under which Inlnir shill formed should 1 mE when agreements are „„„ie , L( . :*> should bo faithfully a.llierod Jv* lit letter ami spirit, by loti, ••This depart! flllier 11J . or as a sub-committee by it auntiM ahull, when required, net ns a 2 to adjust and decide upon qu.stil. issue between workers and im, * ployers, provided in its opinion tin 2 jeet is one of sufficient ImportunT "This department will not u&l, abstract industrial problems "This department assumes no rm> of arbitration unless such ih*u>Vu conferred by both parties to a «li«2 "This department shall adopt i« of by-laws for its government" lon be disapproved, and that bean 1k» afforded <>m»ortunity t„ testimony of record of himself aadkh witnessch properly considered passed upon, and that the prorata be remitted to the court for tint pose, and that he lie given furtheru| such other relief as he is entitled lot said premises.” Commenting <>u to-day’s action, Xt Rayner said: "The objections that we have did rest, upon the ground that Adminl Schley lias been deprived of bisrifia as guaranteed to him hy the law a tlie land and the constitution of ft land. We claim that t lie whole u( * evidence in favor of the admiral It eluding Ids own and tlie testimonyd all of Ids witnesses, has been rejwtt by tlie majority of the court and m even considered or passed upon. Sad a method of procedure would not W permitted to stand for a moment Won any tribunal governed by any print! pie of common law or common ju<i« The admiral was on the stand U about four days, and n<>t a word ttt lie uttered and not a solemn asvrv* that he made under the sanction d his oath has been adverted to by tk majority of the court. Such a wetho of disposing of a case is unparalMd in the annals of civil or criminal Uk Ine greatest malefactor In tlw iui under the constitution, is cmltWa have ids evidence considered ai passed upon. "We shall, therefore, avail outvlm of every remedy that we lnrvetoi* peach tills appalling verdict.” li’m’sM. lt;iß*ffiii.\' I.r-sskli'ni 'IU Ladies’ Library Association, rnrto the following from Andrew CartnnM private* secretary: “Yours of the ItMh received. Mr.fa negie thinks that sß».<*»o might ay tlie cost of a suitable free lil'Wl building for Canon City ami iftheriU will pledge Itself to support a fr«t I brary at a cost of not h*ss than I a year and will provide a site. Mr. (V ! liegie will be glad to provide theaMt I named sum for a free library bulldi* "Respectfully yours. JAMES BERTRAM. "Private Secretary.* The Library Association hasaM ! secured the she of the First I'resty* I rhiti Church on Lincoln a vein tie W tlie property will he vacated about* first of tlie year. The library started in 1800 and has been iu ebarj of tlie la diet; until March. IWI. they turned the books over to the taking advantage of the recent Hbr« law. Tlie city can easily comply the conditions named in the Ie| w * Mr. Carnegie, as it now expends ot SI,OOO yearly In the support of j** brary and reading room. The MW has between 4,000 and 5.000 volume* Fears Outbreak in Ireland. London. Dec. 20.-Tln*rc is er«T * dication that the government is* * mined to conduct a vigorous catni against the United Irish L«*ague; Mr. Redmond’s speech at Cork to mean that the league is l ,re l to defend itself. Tlie situation in Ireland «t I' n is very critical, and seemlupl. struggle between the law. r,, P r ' v ‘ the landlord, and tin* league, repr - lag the tenant, which render* early ’Bos historical, is about to enacted. Largo numbers of n> anil unmounted police have l*‘ e ed into counties Clare. Mayo a common. Carnegie's Washington Gift. Washington. Dec. 20. negie ate luncheon with [he• * at the White House. It is that the proposed gift of ~,'jverW for the establishment nf .' H* of higher learning was is quoted ns saying when lll ‘ ‘ . w White House that there would trouble about the gift. Will Maintain Freight Rates. Chicago, Dec. 20.—Preside' • ecutlve officers met yestenm. stop to tlie indiscriminate n ,y that has liecn going on . jujil- Missourl river. It was d<>» “ visnble to take any T j o litt<* that might be construed us t of the anti-trust law. so 4tr ktlf pledged itself individually maintain tariff rates after •»« w ’ t p Shippers have been no,l “ . njiiJ more cut rate contracts " All the old contracts, it will be disposed of by l auU *