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VOIj. IiIII. NO. S5.
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Colombia Complains of
United States'
Panama in no Great
Danger of Inva
sion. Loudon, Nov. 1G. Colombian au
thorities have cabled to London a
lengthy protest against the United
States' action toward Panama, in
which they claim ''the main responsi
bility for the secession of Panama
lies with the United States; firstly,
by fomenting the scjwratist spirit, of
which there seems to be clear evi
dence; secondly, by hastily acknowl
edging the independence of the revolt
ed province, and finally, by prevent
ing the Colombian government from
using proper means to rt press the re
bellion." v
The message goes on to say that
President Marroquin has energetic
ally protested to the United States
and wishes his protest should be
known throughout the civilized world.
German .Ship Arrives.
Colon, Nov. 10. The German steam
er Scotia' has arrived from the coast
flying the Colombian flag. Her agents
front led the Scotia to come alongside'
her wharf but she anchored n mile
and a half from the harbor. There is
great excitement, as it is stated that
General Reyes and his staff are aboard
the vessel. The United States con
verted cruiser 'Mayflower .left her an-
chorage' and steamed to meet the
Scotia. The moment the Scotia
anchored twenty marines from the
Dixie were landed here.
Go to Offer Concessions.
Washington, Nov. 10. An Associated
Press dispatch from Bogota, Colombia,
dated Nov. 10, says: "Generals Reyes,
llolguin and Ospina left here today for
Panama on a diplomatic mission, with
WarsHips Mey
Washington. Nov. 1G. Fresh water
sailors recruited from the vast mid
dle west and trained on the great
lakes promise to become a highly im
pnrtant factor in the United States
navy of the future. To aid in their
development there is a strong feeling
in Washington that the Rush-Ilagot
treaty of 1S17, which limits to almost
nothing the naval force of Great Brit
ain and the United States on the great
lakes, could be so revised, or its in
terpretation so agreed upon, that
warships suitable for training pur
poses may be permitted to cruise the
great inland teas, where storms rise
quickly enough and the sea waves are
sufficiently heavy to give the raw re
cruit ample opportunity to acquire
the "sea habit." The proposed naval
training- station at Lake Bluff affords
I ' I
Had Been Writing' Incoherent Re
quests for Interview With
Denver, Nov. 10. A man giving his
name as John Otto was arrested at the
state house by county officials at the
request of Governor Pea body, to whom
he has been writing letters of an in
coherent character demanding a per
sonal interview. He was unarmed and
made no resistance.
Otto is said to be a son of a minis
ter of Elmhurst, 111. He Is said to be
insane on the subject of socialism. His
letters were on the subject of labor
troubles. Governor Peabody was ot
of the city.
full powers tooffer the fstttniiarfs a sat
isfactory treaty and such other conces
sions a may bring the isthmus back
to the Colombian union. It is expeck-
ed that amicable arrangements will be
made, and such are heartily desired
here. News from the state department
at Washington is anxiously awaitd."'
Makes the Isthmus Laugh.
Panama, Nov. 10. President 5Iar
roquin's statement as conveyed in a ca
blegram to General Plaza, president of
Ecuador, that Generals Reyes. Ca
balleros, Ospina ai.l lioiguiri are now
mauliing on the isthmus to ."suppress
the isthmian traitors," has set the en
tire population of the isthmus laugh
ing. Protected by the impenetrability
of the land ami the many leagues of
coast line separating the Isthmus from
Colombia.".apd..conhif nt .that the Unit
ed States intends to prevent theland-
ing of Colombian soldiers from the sea,
the isthmians fetl that their security
is absolute.
Wants Now to 'JSave Its Honor."
The loss of the isthmian territory is,
of course, .a.. tragedy for Colombia.
The government at I'.ogota is probably
ignorant of the attitude taken by the
government of the United States dur
ing the last two weeks. In a frenzy
"to save its face." to appease an angry
and disappointed populace, and to sat
isfy the public demand for some ap
pearance of activity and an attempt to
gave the honor and the territorial in
tegrity of Colombia, ' the government
Is no doubt promising and threaten
ing to send forces to the coast and to
take other aggressive steps.
Danger of an Additional Revolution
Causes Colombia to Hustle.
The realization by the Colombian
government of the impossibility of
sending troops to the isthmus would
not necessarily deter it fro mtaking
these stei-, which, as already stated,
are intended merely to satisfy the peo
ple. Well informed people on the
isthmus believe that 'the Colombiar.
government is going through all thest
forms of organizing expeditions nol
merely for the foregoing reasons, but
owing to the necessity of forestallina
cj of weakening the threatened revo
lutionary outbreak in I'.ogota.
The growing feeling against Presi
dent Marroquyi is believed to be due
to the fact that he did not show suf
ficient determination to effect the rati
fication of the canal treay, which
would have saved be isthmus to Co
lombia, and because he appointed Gen
eral Obaldia governor o fthe depart
ment of the Panama after Obaldia had
declared that .he would, remain a. Co-
Cruise in
on Great Lakes
an excellent site for shore barracks
and a drill ground and it possesses a
first rate harbor, where the recruits
may be trained in ships- cutters. But
this is the limit for training facilities
on water unless the Rush-Bagot
agreement is altered. Senator Fair
banks is anxious .that the sittings of
the joint high commission which fail
e:l. several "years ago to satisfactorily
adjust existing differences between
the United States and Canada shall be
resumed. If he is aide to bring this
about, the Rush-Uagot treaty will be.
brought before the commission with
an, idea of its reision. The naval
committee of the house, which will
consider the establishing of the train
ing' station on Lake Michigan at an
early date, will also consider necessity
for change in the existing agreement.
Wor(d Enters a New Era for That
Product of the
- "Field.
But Cane Makes a Jump or l.OOO,
OOO Tons in Five Years
French Wheat Crop.
Washington, Nov. 10. The depart
ment of agriculture in its official crop
reporter for November announces that
the indications are that the world has
entered on a new era in the produc
tion of cane sugar. The department
quotes estimates placing the total su
gar production of the world in the
year llKtt-04 at 10,423.800 tons of 2,210
pounds each. Including 4,342.800 tons
of cane sugar and C,0S.'$.00O tons of
be-t sugar, and says as to cane sugirr:
Increase of Over 1,000,000 Tons.
"During the past v five years the
world's output of this product has in
creasvd from 3,00O,0O to upwards of
4,000,000 tons, quantitatively the great
est increase ever made in any live years'
period in the history of this industry.
Moreover, for the first time in a half
century the ratio of increase in the
world's production of cane sugar has
exceeded that of sugar made from
beets, the percentage of increase in the
former product for the live years being
about double that of the latttr.
Four Kecord-Mreakinjj Yearn.
"The four years from HHiO-Ol to 1903
04, inclusive, were each in its turn,
record-breaking ytars for the produc
tion of sugar. The previous high rec
ord crop (3.530,000 tons) was that of
lSU4-l)r, the crop made just before the
outbreak of the revolution in the most
important producer, Cuba.
liiggest Year for Iteet Sugar.
"The high record crop in the history
of the world's beet sugar production
was that of 1001-02. Since that date
there has been a decline in production
in Europe amounting in all to about 1,
000,000 tons, but the present year's
estimated output still shows a consid
erable increase over that of live years
ago." The report ays that about 70
per cent, of the cane sugar of the
world is now annually produced on
tropical and semi-tropical islands. The
prospective output for 1003-04 of the
leading siugle producers. Cuba and Ja
va, constitute 4o per cent of the world's
cane sugar.
Crop of Wheat in France.
. The department of agriculture has
been advised that the l!jj3 wheat crop
oi France, according to an estimate
of the French ministry of agriculture,
is 30ri.000.514 bushels, harvested from
10,151.907 acres. These figures repre
sent the largest crop and the smallest
area of any crop harvested in France
within the last ten years.
Simla, India. Nov. 10. Lord Kitch
ener, commander-in-chief of the Brit
ish forces in India, is suffering from
a broken leg. a result of his horse be
coming frightened and colliding with
the wall of a tunnel through which
Kitchener was riding.
lombian if 'the 'treaty were ratified.
but that otherwise he would only be
a Panamanian. General Obaldia was
born in Chiriqui, in the state of Pana
ma. Miners and others familiar with the
coast on both sides of the isthmus de
clare that any attempt to march an
expeditionary army from any part of
Colombia" to the isthmus would be fu
tile. Both coasts consist of impassa
ble jungles and swamps and rivers,
without towns or roads or any means
for the provisioning of an army. The
meinliers of the junta have not the
slightest fear that any such expedi
tion will be attempted, and they re
ceive the, reports of such expeditions
with equanimity.
What is described here in Panama
as "the United.States' broad interpreta
tion of tne clause of the treaty ot 1.S40
regarding the protection of trafiie
across the isthmus" is deemed ample
for the prevention of the transporta
tion of troops by and of conse
quent hostilities. The Pacific Steam
Navigation company, a British concern
plying between Panama and Buena
Ventura, has a clause in its contract
with the Colombian government which
Fays that It imist "under normal condi
tions," transport government troops.
It can. however, be said authorita
tively that the company will not trans
port Colombian troops to tho isthmus
under present conditions, and that it
has not been asked by the Colombian
government to do so. Other vessels
which brings troops from any Colom
bian port for any point in, the repub
lic of Tana ma will lie prevented by
the naval authorities of the United
States from disembarking theni in case
they insist on so doing after warning
has been given.
General Obaldia has appeared on the
streets of Panama for the first time
since Nov. 3, when the iixleiendeiiee
of the isthmus was proclaimed. He
was greeted cordially by friends and
Washington, Nov. 16. A cablegram
to the navy department announces
the arrival of the battleship Maine at
Colon. . -
Irving McDonald Killed
at St. Joseph,
. Ho.
Trouble Arose Over
Two Theatrical
St. Joseph, Nov. 10. Joseph Francis
Furlong, aged 24, a traveling man re
siding in St. Louis, shot Irving Mc
Donald, aged 21, son of John I. Mc
Donald, a millionaire, at the Metrop-
ole hotel at 4 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. The bullet passed through Mc
Donald's stomach,; ami four hours la
ter he was a corpse. Furlong went to
the clerk at the Mctropole. said he
had shot a man and called for a po
liceman, to whom he surrendered. Be
yond saying that the bullet was fired
in self-defense". Furlong refuses to
make a statement.
Actresses Looked IT p.
Locked up at police headquarters
re Miss Grace HoltJaged IS, and Mrs.
Lester Leland MyriJk, aged 21, both
of New York and 5 Members of the
Governor's Son" thfatrical company,
which played at tli' Tootle theatre
Saturday night. According to the state
ments of Loth women, they met Fur
long and William 111 Lynch, of Cleve
land .Ohio, ami another t raveling man.
after the performance and dined with
them at a enft. Henry Barney, a
prominent young attorney and son of
Judge Henrv M. Bamev. of the cir
cuit bench; Allen Van Natta, son of a
wholesale druggist; Carl Warner and
Jiving McDonald entered the cafe?
and one of the young men is alleged
to have addressed the women in a
manner resented bv them.
YVeut to klotel.
The women and tltfjr escorts went to
the Mctropole, where all were stop
ping, and are said to have been fol
lowed by the four men. Drinks were
ordered sent to the room of Mrs.
Myrick. She i evented this, and urged
the quartet to leave. A fight follow
ed, during which pocket knives were
displayed and Furlong shot.
A peculiar feature of the affair is
that Mrs. Mvrick. immediatelv after
the shooting, threw her arms around
Furlong's neck and addressed him as
"brother," which he(resentel. She re
peated the term, and was repulsed.
hereupon her deuujanor changed and
she threatened to '
x." him.
Tragedy at Bishop, Ma
son County, Ill
Supposed to Have Elop
edLover is Miss
ing. Peoria, 111., Nov. Hi. A message just
received announces that Miss May
Henneger, a prominent young lady of
liishop, who was 'supposed to have
eloped, was found .murdered in a pas
ture near her home. The body was
horribly mutilated and half buried.
Went to Social.
. Miss Henneger, accompanied Fred
St nibble, a neighbor's son, to a social
a short, distance from the girl's home
Saturday evening, and all efforts to
locate St rubble have proved unavail
ing. The condition of the body indi
cated a desperate struggle.
Cincinnati, Nov. 16. The national
convention of the Woman's Christian
Temperance union held its session to
day in Ilillsboro. Ohio, where the so
ciety was founded in IS7?, and where
many of the original crusaders htill
Little Progress Made in Opening
the Chicago South Side
Street Car Lines.
And That Under Police Protection
Mobs Are Held in Check
Strike of the Eu
gineers, v
Chicago, Nov. 1C. Twenty cars
with non-union trainmen started at
intervals of five minutes from the
Wentworth avenue barn this morning.
Most of them made the trip to the
business center without difficulty.
The others were less fortunate. Sev
eral attempts at a blockade were
made and the police department was
busy. The same police protection
was given the street car company as
on previous days of the strike.
Many Walked yesterday.
Chicago, Nov. 10. Sunday crowds
on the south side had to walk to the
places where they usually spend their
holiday, and many of those who make
the first day of the week a day of
outing stayed at home for once. The
Wentworth avenue line was operated
under police protection with compara
tively little trouble. There were
crowds at different points along the
line, and wherever the mob taw a man
it thought was a non-union man he
was attacked and in some cases bad
ly beaten. The company was in trouble
with its power houses, where the en
gineers hud struck, the company al
leges, in direct repudiation of a con
tract but forty-eight hours old.
Where the Strikers Hope Lies.
The strike managers are building
great hopes of sucess upon the trouble
which they believe the company will
have in replacing its engineers. They
say that it will be impossible to pro
cure licensed engineers in Chicago to
replace those who have gone out. Gen
eral Manager McCullough in viewing
this aspect of the case talks as he
has talked of all other difficulties that
have confronted the company. "W'ewill
get engineers and we will run the
plants," he said. "We look for no
trouble in getting ail the men we need.
The only difficulty is the inability of
the city to afford irolice protection for
all the cars we can put out." All the
power houses of the company are
closed with one exception.
Kaitl on the C ity Hall a Failure.
The attempt to bring pressure to
bear upon the city hall was noisy but
cot productive. A great crowd of strik
ers, representatives of the Chicago
Federation of Labor, and uiemln-rs of
municipal ownership Ieaguts, with, a
few hundred men attlicttd with an ag
gravated attack of curiosity, poured
into the city hall, jammed the corri
dors and attempted to break into a
room where the city council committee
on local tracsitortatiou was holding a
met ting. The crowd was repulsed from
here by the police, and then swept
down to the mayor's office to demand
the use of the council chamber for the
purpose of holding a meeting. The
mayor was not in, nor was any other
city official of wide authority, and the
crowd slowly melted away.
Mob Was A wc-il on Saturday.
Saturday the mob was awed into
comparative quiet, the warning went
out that abuse of the police or car men
would be treattd with severity; that
people must "move oil", and not collect
in crowds; that teamsters who took a
hand in the strike by blocking the car
tracks would be summarily dealt with,
and the result was that after the po
lice had demonstrated that the warn
ing was not a mere bluff the strike
almost assumed the peaceful aspect
which had been promised.
It took some little time to make this
demonstration, but the sudeu grab
bing of a few teamsters from their
seats, hustling them into the patrol
wagons and taking them to the lock
up, while their teams were left stand
ing at the curb for their owners to
huut up convinced the teamsters. Some
passengers were carried on the cars
that were kept running.
Washington, Nov. 10. A dispatch
from San Domingo, dated Nov. 12.
says: "There was heavy fighting here
this morning. The forts around the
city were engaged with the Insurgents,
and there was considerable cannonad
ing on both sides. The town was not
damaged and the situation is un
changed. The United States cruiser
Italtimore arrived here this afternoon.
Business Is at a standstill.
"United States Minister Powell has
finally carried his point against the
Dominican government that 'it should
agree to the provisions of the protocol
regarding the San Domingo Improve
ment company. The government today
informed the minister that it would ac
cede to his request, carrying' out the
provisions of the protocol, and appoint
arbitrators today. This is considered
a great victory for the United States
interests." ,
Number of Unitarians Killed.
Salonica, Macedonia, Nov. 10. Ac
cording to. an official statement the
Bulgarians killed during the disturb
ances in, European Turkey from Ap:,,
15 to .to.preAt.Uetol lp,C. .
Mob at Colfax, 111., Tears Down
Brewers Cold Storage
Bloomington, III., Nov. 10. A moo
of several hundred men, women and
children at Colfax organized and pro
ceeding to a building just erected by F.
D. liadeke, a brewer of Kankakee,
known as a "cold storage" plant, and
completely wrecked the structure.
Threats had been made by the temper
ance element, but the contractor em
ployed a largo force of carpenters and
planned to resist any attack. They
were outnumbered, however.
This outrage against the law and or
der is the climax of a feeling of hos
tility against tin brewing interests
which had been in existence for a long
time. These cold storage plants are
numerous in central Illinois and the
tempera uce people claim that they en
gage in a retail business under the
guise of lieing simply store bouses for
beer and other liquors. Ttweats were
freely made that the building would
never be completed and that it would
be destroyed as rapidly as it pro
gressed. BIG 4 EMPLOYES
rJver Forty Men Involved in Ex
tensive System of
Indianapolis, Nov. 10. The police
of this city have uncovered one of the
most sensational cases of sysU malic
robbery of a railroad company that lias
come to lignt within recent years.
More than forty employes of the Pig
Four company have apparently been
engaged in the nefarious business
which has extended oer a period of
seven years. tJoods, so far accounted
for, amount to over $1.".(HH, and nt w
discoveries are being made every day.
The thieves are freight conductors and
other employes connected with the
freight department.
Kleeruan. claim adjuster, of Cleve
land, ()., came to tbe city to confer
with the detectives. He fouid evidence
for the arrest of railroad men in differ
ent cities betwten Indianapolis and
P.ellefontaine. ).. one in Pittsburg and
one in Philadelphia. Kleeman said
most of the stolen goods were sold in
small towns along the line of the rail
road. The police believe that much
of the plunder is being destroyed. The
news of the exposure has reached all
the towns along the Big Four lines,
giving the thieves opportunity to de
stroy evidence.
Indanapols, Nov. 10. Coroner 51. D.
Tuteweiler has rendered his verdict on
the P.ig Four wreck of Oct 31. when
sixteen were killed, fifteen of whom
were students from Purdue univerWty.
Tne coroner's verdict holds the chief
dispatcher at -Kankakee, I. C. Byers,
culpable in not notifying (leneral Man
ager Hicks in this city of the running
of the special train. It exonerates the
train crew, declaring that in order to
obey instructions the train had to be
run in violation of tbe city ordinances,
which forbid a speed of more than four
miles an hour through the city.
Of the train dispatcher the verdict
pays: "Ithad been the custom and prac5
tiev of the railroad company and its of
ficials to protect all extra trains be
tween North Indianapolis and Lnlon
station by the chief train dispatcher of
tlie company, 15. C. Byers. located at
Kankakee, 111., notifying John Hicks,
the general yard master at Indiauapo
lis, and all yard and switching crews
were notified from the office of Hicks
of the time when trains would be be
tween North ludianapoli and Union
station, and switching and yard crews
were required at such time to keep
their engines and cars off the main
Hack." lli is was not done in the case
under consideration and the disaster
Queen LifFaMKes Through Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 10. Ex-Queen Lili
uokalani. of the Hawaiian islands,
passed through Chicago on her way to
Boston, where she is to join her hus
band and c-pend the winter.
Illinois NeLtioi8Ll Guard
Officer First in Efficiency
Washington, 1). C, Nov. 1G. In a
special report made by the general
staff to the secretary of war on the
efficiency of the National Cuard offi
cers, Col. Henry L. Turner, of the
1st Illinois regiment, stands first.
The report on the National fiuard
organization of the country has been
under consideration for a long time
and the officer of the general staff
who has the matter in charge has
listed the officers of the volunteers
as nearly as he could get at it in the
line of their capabilities. Illinois
stands first, and then came New York
and Pennsylvania. The names of the
volunteer odicers of the two last
named states have not been given out.
Mystery in a Disap
pearance in New
Defended Poor Against
Extortions of the
New York, Nov. 1C. Kev. Joseph
Cirringione, rector of the Italian
church of the Immaculate Conception
in AVilliambridge, who disappeared
from home under mysterious circum
stances last Friday night, was found:
early today, raving wildly in Italian,
ami is now in a hospital.
Uev. Cirringione, it is believed, was
kidnaped from his home Friday night
and had not since been seen by
friends. It is believed the priest fell
into the clutches of the Mafia, several
of whose members for several weeks
have been threatening him with as
sassination unless he gave them $3.00(1
out f a tund of :?1'.,000 which he had
raised for the erection of a new
church. It is thought he may have
had this 1'.UI00 with him when he
was kidnaped.
The priest's frk'nds and parishion
ers feared that he might not be found
alive. Hundreds of them, aided by
scores of police and detectives, have
hunted through the sparsely peopled
section of the Bronx in the hope of
getting some clew that would lead to
his recovery.
Waged War on I'ad rones.
More than a week ago Police Cap
tain Foody, of the Wakefield station,
was notified by the priest of tho
threats that were being made against
him. All of these threats came
through the mail and were signed "A.
1!. C." They were written in English
and correctly worded, but the writing
was that of a foreigner. They were,
mailed from different points in Man
hattan, one from the down town busi
ness seceion.
Father Cirringione. who is years
old and has been in this country seven
years, has steadily battled for the
rights of his countrymen against tho
injustice, inflicted upon them by pad
rones and others who took advantage
of their ignorance of the language
and the liberties they were entitled
to in this country. This campaign of
education, which he carried.. on with
marked success, is supposed to be at
the bottom of the kidnaping.
Elkins Millions to be Nearly all
Divided Up by
Family. ,
Philadelphia. Nov. 10. The will of
William U. Klkins has been tiled for
probate. The value of the estate wa.-;
not mentioned in the document, tho
sum stated being $100,ho and up
wards. The testator's fortune is esti
mated at from $2."i,(HJ0.hmi to $:MK0.
00. The only bequest to charity con
tained in the will is the sum of $240,
(XX) to be devoted to tlie erection of an
instiution for female orphans of Free
Masons. The testament makes no pro
vision for the maintenance of the or
phanage. The Elkins art collection is be
queathed to the city of Philadelphia
after the death of the testator's last
heir. The bulk of tbe estate goes to
Elkins' family and relatives. The
largest Individual bequests are made to
5Iarie and Louise Feltou Elkins, his
grandchildren, who will receive $1.
000,000 each upon attaining their ma
jority. Michigan is far down on the list and
ien. Henry M. Duffield .suffers . nob 1
only by innuendo, but through a plain
statement. There is in the report
from the general staff a schedule of
what the volunteer olh'cers should
know and what it seems that certain
officers did not know when they led
their troops in the Spanish-American
war. Every attempt was made to get
the names 'of the officers who were
pilloried, or commended, as it may ap
pear, but the list is held sacred. The
only thing that could be found out
was" that Turner ranks first. This is, '
in the minds of the army officers
here, a compliment that needs to bo
known thoroughly to be appreciated.

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