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THE MORNING OBEGOXIAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER I?, I90G.
TO SEHLE STRIKE
Arbitration Rapidly Gaining
Favor in Indiana.
LABOR COMMISSIONED TESTIMONY
Deplorable Condition Exist In the
Sweatshops of Sew Yorlc and
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. The Indus
trial Commission today heard the testi
mony of I P. McCormack, Labor Com
missioner of the State of- Indiana, and of
Professor John G. Brooks, of Cambridge,
Mass., president of, the National Con
Mr. MoCormack's testimony was devot
ftd lnwrftlv to the fcnb1et &i arbitration.
Ha -eajd that modecf.ettlinfo.JBbods?4 X- .
putes was rapidly gaining favor In, hlsTjv"
state. In some trades- anntra.tlQn, no
said, had Almost- supplanted' .stakes," and
In many "branches of Industry contracts
between employers- "and employes -pre- I
scribed that In case of difficulty aroitra
tlon shall be "resorted to -vttthbut cessa
tion of work. The result Is.-constantly In
creasing good feeling between iemployer
and employe. He urged the necessity and
wisdom of enforced arbitration in ex
treme cases where the interests of the
public are concerned, and where a long
strike will bring disaster to the people at
large. This method, ho thought, would
often avert bloodshed, and he considered
the method more economical, as well as
more humane, than calling on the mili
tary. Mr. McCormack said that most of
the labor troubles were with unorganized
labor or new organizations, the older or
ganizations being the most conservative.
Mr. McCormack said that while the labor
organizations might not be friendly to en
forced arbitration, the interests of the
public at large always should be consulted-,
rather than the wishes of the few
directly engaged In a. strike.
Professor Brooks' testimony was devot
ed to the question of work In the sweat
shops, in the investigation of which he
has been engaged for many years. He
said the Massachusetts law works fairly
well, but that in New York and New Jer
sey the conditions were most deplorable.
In those -states it was impossible to se
cure adequate Inspection, because of the
fact that Ihe work is done in private
apartments. The -wages were the lowest
possible, and often were pieced out with
charity, making the competition with
high-paid labor very tense. People thus
employed work from 14to 1G hours per
day, to the injury of their own health
and the damage of the community.
"In New York," said Professor Brooks,
"politics get into" Ihe subject, rendering' It
Impossible to make Inspection. Unless
there is some infldence brought tw bear
strong enough to allow us to get -at the
private homes of these people, the trag
edy will go on indefinitely," he said. He
advocated the substitution of factories,
and argued that the result need not, with
the use of proper machinery, be an in
crease of the prices of the goods manu
factured. The change also would result
In higher wages and an improvement of
the garments. He dwelt on the danger
of spreading disease through the shops,
saying It Is alwajs imminent. Prices were
getting to be bo low, Mr. Brooks said,
that Americans very seldom engage in
the work. Most of the sweatshop work
Is done by Immigrants from Eastern Eu
rope. MFE-SAVIXG SERVICE.
Accomplishments of Department for
the Pant Fiscal Year. '
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -S. L Kimball,
General Superintendent of the 'Life-Saving
Service, In his annual report to Sec
retary Gage, says that at the close of the
flunial vaat tYo aofq V1lcVtmoni rfTrtVtofari
2 stations, 194 being on the Atlantic, sst
on the Lakes, 16 on the Pacific, and one
at the falls of the Ohio, at Louisville,
Ky. The number of disasters to docu
mented vessels, within the field of opera
tions of. the aevice, during the "3 ear was
SCL Thero were on board those vessels
$355 persons, of whom 2097 were caved and
4S lost. Six hundred and seventy-three
shipwrecked persons received succor at
the stations, to whom 1447 days' relief in
the aggregate was afforded. The esti
mated value of the vessels Involved in dis
aster was $6,127,500, and of their cargo
$3,42,0. making a total value of prop
erty imperiled J9.4TO.190. Of this amount,
$7,234,690 was saved, and $2,230,500 lost.
The number of vessels totally lost was
6L In addition to the foregoing, there
were during the year S29 casualties to
email craft, such as small yachts, sail
boats, rowboats, eic, on board of which
were 781 persons, of whom flvo were lost.
The property lnvohed in these Instances
la estimated at 1276.079, of which 5265,770
was saved and $10,300 lost.
Besides the number of persons saved
from vessels of all kinds, there were 595
others rescued who had fallen from
wharves, piers and other positions of ex
treme peril, man) of whom would have
perished but for the aid of the life-saving
Crews. Five hundred and fourteen of these
were rescued from dwelling-houses, out
buildings and other elevated places sub
meged wholly or in part by the terrible
flood of the Brazos River, in Texas, July
C to 12, 1899. The crew saved and assisted
to ae during the ear 371 vessels, val
ued, with their cargoes, at 54,006,590, and
rendered assistance of minor importance
to 065 6ther -vessels In dlstrless, besides!
earning from danger 191 vessels.
Tho investigations made into tho details
of every shipwreck involving loss of life.
and into the conduaWof tho!le-savlng
crews, sbpw that no life w as lost through
the lack of prompt and falthidl Jeff oris 'on
the part of the "flfe-saving! fneh' More
than bne-half of those who perished' were
lost "or reason of ibelr.unwTse aftenVc-ta to J
reach shore in ffielr ewnbpals Jnuead'oC
remaining on oo&rq uie wrecKS. i
une cosi oi ine maintenance or tp.e serv
ice during the "jearwas 51.S36,$3VT.hc
General Superintendent calls attention to
the Justice and necessity kQf an Increase In
the compensation of district superintend
ents, who he beliees are the poorest paid
servants of the Government, considering
the nature and extent of their duties
and their heavy financial responsibility,
and lie makes a strong plea- In- their "be
Lalf. NATIONAL IRRIGATION CONGRESS.
Will Bo Held la Chlcneo November
21-24 Great Preparations.
CHICAGO. Nov 13. Great preparations
are being made at Chicago for the m t
lag j of the National Irrigation Conjr-esi
November 21 to 24. Although mot
of the spell-Waders of tfce country have
been pretty well exhausted by political
speech-making during the pact two
months, some of the most .prominent men
of the country have agreed to addresi the
congress on tha subjects of forest pre
conation and National Irrigation
The Irrigation Congress has secured for
its public addreees such men as Gen
eral Miles, who through his plains cam
paigning became a strenv advocate of
National irrigation. Secretary Wilson, cf
the Department of Agriculture, who Is
heartily In accord with the proposition to
"Save the Forests and Store the Floods".
Senator Foster, of Wahlngton, Senator
Carter, of Montana, Senator Beve idg
of Indiana. Senator Perkins, of Cail'or.
nla, and others. The more technical sde
of the question will be discussed by tho
Government experts on forestry and Ir 1-1
gallon, accompanied by illustrated lee- ,
tares in the Auditorium Theater
The business side of the nwlem will be ;
taken up by sie of Gtf&fcgrPs most
promtaeat bwstaeec men suchAB Charles 1
A- MaHory. A. C Bacttett Jms T er
lAS, George F. Stoned secretary bf, the j
Chicago Board of Trade, John E. Spring
er, president of the .National Llyest ci
Association, President James J. ?HM, of
tho Great Northern, Railroad will dis
cuss the question from his standpoint.
Reports which are coming in to tho
association indicate that there will be
a very large attendance of delegates and
visitors, not only from the West but from
the Mississippi Basin and the Bast where
the movement has taken a great hold
among the manufacturing classes, who
are anxious to see an extensive "Western
development which will enlarge the home
market for their goods.
Government officials estimate that there
are about 75,000,000 acres of arid land
subject to reclamation through irriga
tion and that it would require an ex
penditure of about S150.000.000 to accom
plish it. It is proposed that the general
Government should appropriate $10,000 CO
or $12,000,000 a year to carry on this
work as a species of Internal improve
ment thetsame as in the Improvement of
rivers and harbors, and, the various man
ufacturing associations have taken up the
question with a view bo securing Con
gressional action in ths direction. The
subject f wJU be discussed from every
,stab4potn$ 4rt the .Chicago congress.'
HAWAIIAN ISLND GRANTS.
Honolulu Republlqan's Information
-, WASHINGTON. Nov. 13.-rAtthe De
partment of Justice it 13 denied' that At-toKaay-General
Griggs has Instructed
United States District Attorney Balrd to
institute suits in the Federal Court of
Hawaii to set aside all grants, sales, fran
chises and leases In Hawaii granted since
September 23, 1899.
During the interim between the annexa
tion of the Islands and the passage of the
Hawaiian Act of April 30, 1900, the Attorney-General
rendered two opinions to
the effect that under the Hawaiian laws
then in force, there was no power to sell
franchises and public lands. .By the terms
of Section 73 of this act, the ratification
of such grants and sales during hiatus
was subject to the approval of the Presi
dent: Tha lists of land sales, eic, sub
mitted by the Hawaiian Government, are
now Under examination by the Interior
Department here, but this Is the proced
ure required by law. According to the
Interior Department officials, the on:
question before the department is as to.
the validity of the sales and other dispo
sitions of public lands, and agreements
concerning them, made between the date,
of July 7, 189S, and September 28, 1S99, ana
when, the examination Is completed, the
Secretary of the Interior will report thts
matter to the President with his recom
mendations. The President, under the
law,- finally passes on such matters.
Dovrle's Lacemnkers Go Bnclc
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 13. Twenty-five
immigrants, who came here, as saloon pas
sengers on the American line steamer
Waesland yesterday were denied admis
sion to the country by a Board of Inquiry
Of the United Statets Immigration Com
missioners on the ground that they Mo
isted the contract labor law. The party
cohslsts of six men, two women and 17
children. Under examination, the men
and women admitted that they were lace
makers and came from Beaston, a small
manufacturing town near Nottingham.
England. It was proved that first-class
passage had been paid for them by John
Alexander Dowle, the "Divine Healer,"
of Chicago, who is about to found a city
called "Zlon" near Waukegan, 111., where
he intends to establish a lace-producing
plant. The board learned also that a com.
plete lace-maklng plant is also on its
way here. The board decided that -"thk
immigrants shall be deported.
Colonel Harrison Discharged.
WASHINGTON Nov. 13. Major Ra
fael Echeyerria, surgeon United States
Volunteers, has been honorably discharg
ed from tho Army, his services being no
longer required. Majors Vallery Har
vard, "William C. Gorgas and J. R.
ICeane, surgeons, have ben detailed ..to
represent the medical department of the
Army-at tho Pan-American Medical Con
gress to meet in Havana, December 2&9.
Lieutenant-Colonel Russell B. Harrison,
Inspector-General United Slates Volun
teers, has been honorably discharged
from the service of the United States, to
take effect December next, his services
being no longer required. Colonel Harri
son Is a eon of ex-President Harrison,
and has served in the volunter estab
lishment since the outbreak of the Span
. Miles Will Investigate It.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13. It Is probable,
says a Herald dispatch from "Washing
ton, that Lieutenant-General Miles will
make an effort to discover the person re
sponsible for the publication of the fact
that the Army had obtained posses on
of the plans used in the construction of
the field gun used In the French Army.
Officers of the Army are deeply inter
ested in the disclosure; and they expect
that the next meeting of tho board of
ordnance and fortifications will bo a
stormy one. Any Injulry will be of a
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.-Captnln Fos
ter, who has been In the Indian Territory
testing the emergency rations for the
United States Army, telegraphs Acting
Commlsary-General "Weston that ho has
Just returned from making the test of
the rations prepared .by the board of
Army officers, and the test was highly
satisfactory. There are two rations man
ufactured by supply companies yet to ba
tested, and It probably will be some time
before the result Is known.
Drainage Canal Case.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. In tho Su
preme Court today, argument was
"hoard In the case of the Chicago Drain
ag(i0anal $&&, The proceeding is in
stituted by tho State of Missouri to se-
.cure aT permanent lnjundtlon against the
use .of Inc. cana for the protection, of the
water c4t.Bt.Xouls. Hon. "William -Spring-
Hr &a& Cnarles . Gilbert, nppeared for
xiunois anaK?. qcimurinacuer lur juij-
' DnroaTce to the Monterey.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 18. A bent piston-rod
caused tho return of the mon'tor
Monterey to Hong Kong soon after he
had started for Canton. The damage Is
slight, according to reports to tho Navy
The collieries Nero and Iroquois ar
rived at Honolulu November 3. Tho Al
bany has arrived at Singapore.
The Kentucky's Trip.
NEW TORK, Nov. 13. A dispatch, to
the Herald from Algiors says:
The United States battle-ship Ken
tucky has arrived here. All on board
are well. Her Captain reports that the
ship behaved splendidly In the hoavv
weather encountered In the Atlantic, and
scarcely rolled at all. The Kentucky
will leave Thursday after coaling, for
the China station.
Collector Haywood Resigns.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13.-Wllirn
Haywood. United States Collector of In
ternal Revenue at Honolulu, who arrived
here on the steamer China, has wired h's
resignation te Washington. It Is said
that hereafter he will represent Hawa Ian
business interests at the National cap -tal
Secretary Long's Secretary.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 13. Secretary
Long announced today he has appoint d
-Cjrus C Wells, of DHno's, his p-lV-te
secretary, temporarily, to fill the vacancy
occasioned by tho recent death of L.
H. Finney, Jr
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CLAIMS OF CORPORATIONS
DE3IAJVDS FOR INDEMNITY
Cases of the Cable and Railroad
Concerns Will Be Laid Before
Cobsrress by the President.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13-The President
will subnilt to Congress at the approach
ing session the claims for Indemnification
and for othep substantial recompense of
thoJritI.sh cable corporation, which suf
fered, as a- result of the American occu
pation of the Philippines. Tho corpora
tlonclalms damages for the interruption
of its cablo business by the American
forces. This claim was reduced to a very
low flgnro, but was disallowed. The East
ern Extension Company claims that It
has a franchise from the Spanish Gov
ernment, obtained before the war, grant
lng it a monopoly of the cable business
throughout the Philippines, and that this
monopoly has been invalidated by the ac
tion of the United States Government.
At the same time the Manlla-Dagupan
Railroad Company, the only railroad In
the Philippines, set up a claim,, first, for
compensation for the use of Its property
by the United States, and, second, for the
continuance of an annual subsidy of 41500
guaranteed by the Spanish Govflrnmenv
from the Philippines revenues. The con
tention that the subbsidy in the last case
and tho monopoly of the 'Eastern Exten
sion Company, having been legally ob
tained, must be continued, was Tecog
Tilzed as a very important one, arid was
rerdrred to the Attorney-General. His
decision was to the effect that these
claims were tiot based on a Contract rlg"ht.
But he also held that both the cable and
the railway company had good equitable
claims. It is possible that the subsidy
may be paid temporarily from the reve
nues obtained from the islands them
selves, but It Is the Intention to refer the
whole subject to Congress, in order that
It may do Justice -to the companies. Thero
has been a good deal of correspondence
on this subject, and the British authori
ties are earnestly supporting the claims
of their citizens.
Another set of claims which will be
referred to Congress are those arising
from the detention and Isolation of Japan
ese subjects in connection with the bu
bonic plague last Summer In San Fran
cisco, and the claims of Japanese citi
zens for damages sustained through tho
action of the Hawaiian authorities.
PHILIPPINE POSTAL SERVICE.
Annual Report of Director-General
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WASHINGTON! Nov. 13. BV.W. Vallle,
IMrector'-General ..of" Posts .of the- Philip
pine Islands, in his annual report tot the
Postmaster-General shows 'a surplus of
$19,623 to the credit of the Philippine pos
tal sen ice. .The -revenue to. Juno ,30 last
was JU7.S4S and the expenditure 393,220,
making both years of the department's
existence show a surplus. Decided prep
ress has been made in opening postoffices.
It has been the endeavor to have an
office in charge of an American cleric
wherever the number of troops made It
Impracticable for the Army mall order
lies to do the work. Mr. Vallle says the
correspondence between the natives on
the islands is "as near nil hs that,, of
ranchers and plainsmen at our Army posts
in the States.",
There are now 21 postoffices under the
charge of Americans, of which H are
money-order offices. Thirty-seven other
offices aTe in charge of Army officials for
the sale of stamps and the handling of
The system of military postoffices has
worked satisfactorily, the revenue's from
such sources amounting to $1175, without
any offsetting expenses. In several prov
inces in which -native governments have
been established, a Tevlval of the system
of service malntalnel under the Spanish
regime for native malls only has been
tried. Each town prcsldente had to at
tend to the mall for and from his town
free, and each town provides regular car
riers to adjoining tbwnB. who In this
manner work out what corresponds to
our railroad tax. It has been demonstrated
in Pangasanln Province that the revenues
from the mall of natives would not be of
much help In maintaining a paid serv
ice. Each town now Is to provide at Its
own expense service to adjoining towns
except where the central administration
assumed such service. This temporary
cpntlnuance of the old system Is main
tained primarily for the official corre
spondence of the local presldcntes, who
make the mall voluminous. Later, regular
service will be contracted for over Im
portant steam routes. The franking, prlv
.ilege ifrlyciu to local court rand;"munlclpal
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officials has been continued. The Fili
pinos have made little prdgress in ao
quirlng a knowledge of English. Rail
way postal service has been maintained
on the only railroad Una In the. Philip
pines. The report urges new postomce
quarters In Manila. , ,
Fbllowlng our occupMlonl'of Manila, all
prices have increased and rents have been
raised everywhere. The letter-carrier serv
ice at Manila is reported as an eyesore
and an abomination, but, it is stated,
must continue until there can be secured
a sufficient number of, English-reading
Filipinos, added to which difficulty la, the
notorious dishonesty of the native serv
ants. During the year, 37,73 money or
ders were issued for $1,526,310, against less,
than 3500,000 last year. Complaint is made
of the low salaries nald In the service.
Land Mr. Vallle says that unless his salary
r (JiOOO) Is soon Increased, he shall ask to
ibe r&alleUr The repOrt ""saystn tlmtf
lis not ripe yet for civil service oxamlnAr.
tlonsfor appointments, to this -service it
is prisdlctcit that with the withdrawal of
American trodps and he conscqneftt turn
ing over of th'e telegraph' to the civil gov-
V ernment," thfc telegraph operators will
have to act as postmasters in au out
the largest J.Own8. .
Movements of Transports.
WASHINGTON, 'Nov. 13 General Mac
Arthur telegraphs the War DepartmSnt
that the transports Grant and Port Al
bert have arrived at Manila. The Grant
started from' San -Francisco, October 16,
with six officers and "615 menyrecruits, hos
pital and signal, corps men. ,Th.e Port Al
bert sailed frdnf Seattle, September 23,
with animals and forage.
Tha animal transport Klntucto.has sailed
from Nagasaki for San Francisco, and
the transport Wiltielmma has arrived at
Nagasaki Qn. her way to the Philippines
with fdrage for the Army.
To Snrvey Philippine Coasts.
-BEBJCELEir, Cat. Nov. 13.-C. P. Putnam-,
of the United States Coast and
Geodetic 8urvy, has selected three stu
dents of the University of California as
assistants. They will sail with him for
Manila, November 16, ?to engage in ccast
survey work In the Islands. The men, ap-polnted'-are
j. 8. Hill, Alexander Colt and
H. O. Plxley. The party Is the first one
ot the kind ever sent to the Philippines.
They -will chart shore lines, shoals, reefs
and tho sea bottoms.
DALY'S COPPER' MINES.
Standard Oil Company Will lake
Care ot His Interests.
JfEW YORK, Nov. 13. The Journal Of
Commerce today says:
Marcua Daly's connection with the cop
per interests of the country is -well
known. With. J.-B. Haggln he owned a
controlling-interest iathe -great AntfcOnda
mine .until it was turned over to the
Amalgamated Copper Company last-' year.
.The value of tils holdings, la Anaconda
L at the time the transfer was made was
'estimated by some at considerably in ex-
,OAa .Of HO.OQ0.OQO. -
l It Was the opinion, of copper --men gener-
,aUy, tjiat Mr. Daly's death -would have
little effect, upon the Interests of tho
! Amalgamated Copper Company. Hl long
Illness had practically forced htm. cut of
tfie'actlve management of the company
for many months. The stock of the com
pany advanced over two points In the
early dealings, though reacting somewhat
Nothing definite as to the successor or
Mr. Daly as'president of -the company was
obtainable, but It is the opinion ot many
I that'H. H. Rogers, vice-president of the
company,, will fill the position. In-this
connection it may be worth noting that
Mr. Rpgers "recently made an extended
trip to the Anaconda and other Amalga-
4mate4 Copper properties. It Is barely
possible that the death of Mr. Daly- may
have a tendency to bring about an earlier
settlement of the Montana litigation than
1 would otherwise have been possible.
- Considerable Jnterestjias been, manifest
ed over the probable disposal of Mr.
Daly's holdings of Amalgamated Copper
stock. According to some reports Mr.
Daly sqld out the bulk of. ibis, holdings
IpAg.apo. Others In closer touch with
Che, -company deny this, and say that the
stock has not been sold and that Mr.
D&ly's heirs are not likely to sell It. Ac
cording to some accounts, however, the
Standard Oil Interests will take care of
the Daly Interests.
SnOTT Storm In "Wisconsin.
1 .LA CROSSE, Wis., Nov. 13. A heavy
snow storm raged here today. The mer
cury fell to 20 degrees. The snow storm
seems to be general throughout- the
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CONCERT IS THREATENED
THE POWERS AGAIN DISAGREE AS
London Papers Dliinpprove of tho At
titude of 'Germany and tho
- United States.
LONDON Nov,. 13. The London morn
ing papers are again agitated concerning
the stability of the concert of th'e powers
In China The attlttfde ojf Germany and
the United Statesneets w'itV, disapproval,
the, former ecauS Count Von. 'Wa.lderteo
has senta column to jdestroy-, fha Ming
tomb, an, act.'whlcljla regarded as need
lessly Inflictive, and the latter because
iV threatenstd breakrfi the concert. The
Dally Chr'onicle comments strongly upon
tho American attitude as a "feeble com
promise, which it is impossible to ac
cept,". The Mornin.PQst says: "It would bo un
reasonable for the United States to break
uPi&wc2lcj5jJLb?tMerthfiy do not desire
Indemnity. The powers would probably
be willing to consider America's objec
tlon. If, however, the United States has
In View some new combination of powers,
It would b"e neqessary for Great Britain
and Germany ,to agree upon a common
policy" tobe pursued In the absence of a
The Standard, .which dismisses the sub
ject with jx mere, reference, says: "Amer
ican opinion on the Chinese problem Is
too uncertain to be considered seriously."
Dr. Morrison, wiring to the Times Mon
day, expresses the opinion that China
"will readily accede to all the terms of
the conjoint note, except the execution
of the Princes and officials, which it
would be Impossible to fulfill while the
court is in the hands of these very offi
cials." "Considerable curiosity is felt at Tien
Tsln," says, the Shanghai correspondent
of the Times, "as to the whereabouts of
the Japanese forces whcb, though not
leaving the country, are disappearing
from Pekln and Tien Tsin, It is not.
Referring editorially to the present
Btage of the negotiations, the Times says:
"Tho United State? accepted the German
note as to the punishment of Prince Tuan
L and the other guilty officials, and it will
not be harder to secure the punishment of
11 officials than pf the three whose names
were originally indicated by, the State
Department. Therefore It is difficult to
see how America could Justify, In her
own eyes, a refusal to jpln with, the other
powers in, stops needful to secure this
MATTERS REQUIRING ATTENTIOV.
Other Points' for $ne MnUters at
Pekln to Settle.
-.WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. In addition to
the joints said to be agreed upon at Pe
kln as a basis, for-settlement with Chi
na, aa .announced in cable dispatches, it
Is understood that 'Several other points
are likely to receive attention when the
matter is taken up with the Chinese en
voys. One ot these is as to making the
City of Pekin an "open port," for while
it is not On the sea coast the purpose is
to extend to It freedom ot commerce and
Intercourse with foreigners which, now
applies only to those open ports desig
nated by treaties with China. The sug
gestlon. that rthls action be taken has
been made in high Chinese quarters j and
its advisability Is -urged because Pekin,
as the capital of the Chinese Empire, Is
the. center of Influence throughout the
Another point which may be proposed Is
that capital punishment, by beheading
or otherwise, shall not occur in future
by imperial edict alone, but only after a
trial such as is given Mn civilized coun
tries, the accused having sfh opportu
nity to be heard. This does not apply
to the executions made necessary by the
Official dispatches have been received
from the Viceroys of the Southern prov
inces of China, who thus far 'have been
more friendly to foreigners, stating that
they were shocked by the execution ot the
acting Viceroy of Chi Li, and also stat
ing that they feared this would Tiave a
serious effect In those localities hitherto
ENVOYS MAY OVERDO IT.
Indiscriminate ExeqHtlon of Chinese
Will Have a Bad Effect.
NEW TORK, Nov. 13. A dispatch to
the Herald from Washington says:
Secretary Hay Is much Irritated over re
ports" from Pekin showing that the' Minis-
KotlaV Chinaman who , they think Ij re-
sponsible for the recent outrages, and
showing- also that the Indemnity to be
demanded win teach sew,0QO,m The sec
retary Is anxious that the powelrs shall
submit demands that can" be accepted by
China. Officials at Washington hold that
examples should be made only of those
conspicuously guilty, and that the amount
of indemnity should certainly be not more
than 5200.000.000. It Is pointed out that if
all the leading men are sentenced to
death "they will in self-defense organize a
resistance which will necessitate further
military operations, tha end of which no
one can foresee. The President and Sec
retary Hay are anxiously awaiting the
result of the deliberations of the Minis
ters. It Is plain that the Administration
Is not pleased over the developments Of
the last few days.
Lieutenant-General Miles, as Acting
Secretary of War, ;has been advised bf
the departure for Manila of the last
American troops which were under torders
to leave China The force now under
General Chaffee cohslsts of the Four
teenth Infantry, a squadron of the Sixth
Cavalry (K), and Battery Ft or tho Fifth
Artillery. The United States has thus
withdrawn Its troops after the necessity
for their presence 'had passed. At the
same time tha protection o,f Amerlcan-.ln-terests
and the American legation Is as
sured by the maintenance of a guard of
1900 men. Minister Wu Is anxious, that
this' force shall be further reduced, and
Secretary Hay has announced his willing
ness, provide other nations withdraw.
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THE- MASSACRES IN 'AMUR.
Thousands of Corpses Present Nav
igation of the River.
LONDON. Nov, 13. The Globe this
evening publishes a letter from a Bel
gian gentleman who has been traveling
to Pekln ila the Trans-Siberian Rail
road. He describes upder date of Sep
tember 6 what he saw In the Amur Riv
er. His accounts surpass, In horror those
"Tho scenes I have witnessed during
tho three days since the steamer loft
Blagovetchensk," ho says, "are horrlblo
bejond the power of description. It is the
closing tableau of a fearful human trag
edy. Two thousand were doubtless delb
erately drowned at Morxo. 2000 at Rab.o
and WOO around Blagovetchensk. a total
of 12,000 corpses encumbering the river,
among which were thousands of women,
and children. Navigation was all but Im
possible. Last week a boat had to plough
Her way through a tangled and mangled
mass of corpses" lashed together by their
long hatn The bankswere literally cov
ered with corpses. In the curves of the
stream were dark, putrid, smelling masses
of human flesh and bones, surging and
swaying In the steamer'3 wake. The cap
tain vainly ordered full speed ahead. The
sight and smell will be ever with us.
"From Blagovetchensk to Aguln, 15 kilo
metres, numerous villages studded the
banks with a thrlvlhg Industrial popula
tion of over 100,000. That of Aguln was
20,000. No one will ever know the number
of those who perished by shot, sword and
stream. Not a village Is left. The silence
of death was around us, the smoking ruins
of Aguln on the right with broken down,
crumbling walls and shattered, roofless
Rnsslnn and British Quarrel.
TIEN TSIN (undated), via Shanghai,
Nov. 13. The Russians have ordered the
fowlgners in the railroad houses at Tong
Ku to Vacate the buildings,- and the Brit
ish have sent there a company of Infantry
and 100 Bombay Cavalry ordering these to
remain and Inspect the party-.
A dispatch from Tien Tsln, dated No
vember 9, said that as a result of tho
British representation to the St. Peters
burg -Government, Russia Is officially
hapdlng over the railroad between Tong
Ku and Pekln to Field Marshal Count
von Waldersee, Commander-in-Chief, of
the International forces, who will give it
up to the British owners.
Gerinnn Blahotf Tortured.
BERLIN. Nor. J3. Private ads3ces an:
notftfee 'thattliB'CatnollcrGerman inteflton
tary, Bishop Hammer, was first horribly
tortured and tnen ournea auve in uus
A new- batch of letters from soldiers In
China appears in today's papers, giving
details of wholesale executions. of-Chlna-
k men, at Liang Sin. and La Tang, but the
press generally aoes not- lanq cuguizaiice
of these revelations.. s" .
Rnmorvof Death of the Empress.
PEKIN, Sunday, via Shanghai, Nov.. 13.
Reports of the death of the Dowager
Empress are persistent, though there Is
no official confirmation of them, commun
ication with the court being very Irre
gular. There is a growing belief, how
ever, that she will never return to Pekln.
Another small German expedition .goes
North tomorrow In spite of the fact that
these punitive raids are strongly criti
cised here as serving no good purpose.
An Additional Stipulation.
BERLIN, Nov. 13. A semi-official dis
patch from Pekin, dated November 32,
gives the text of the joint note of the
powera to China, confirming the London
Times' dispatch dated Pekln, November
U. Among tho additional stipulations,
the note requires China to erect expia
tory monuments in every foreign or in
ternational burial ground where graves
have been profaned.
Hart to Arrange Indemnity
SHANGHAI, Nov. 13. It is asserted
here that the Dowager Empress has ap
pointed Sir Robert Hart, Director of Chi
nese Imperial Customs, to arrange the In
demnity question with the powers.
An imperial edict appoints LI Hung
Chang to replace General Yung Lu as
Generalissimo of the national army.
Rnnslans Capture an Arsenal;
LONDON, Nov. 13: A special dispatch
from TienTBln," dated November 10, says
a force of Russians ha captured the
arsenal 'Northeast of Yeng Tsun, -with
trifling loss, killing 200 Chinese and cap
turing a quantity of arms and treasure.
Cave-In In Arizona Mine.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 13. While work
men were engaged in repairing the tim
bering in a tunnel at the Turquoise Cop
per Companys mine near Tombstone! yes
terday, the beams In the ceiling fell, let
ting down tons of rock and debris. An
tonia Laya was crushed to death and
three other men were severely Injured.
Thej" escaped Instant death by the pro
tection afforded by tho timbers falling
partly across their bodies, under which
they were imprisoned for many -hours,
while, their fellow-workmen labored des
perately to break through the great nas
of debris. Late, tonight the rescuing
party reached the imprisoned men, who
were nearly dead from their Injuries and
hunger. They will recover;
Terminal at Salt Lalce.
SALT LAKE, Utah, Nov. 13. The ordi
nance vacating Pioneer Square, In this
city, as a public park. came, up before
the City Council tonight, and, after an
extended discussion, was passed. The
property now reverts to tho ownership of
the city, and it ip almost certain that
the square will be granted to the Los
Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad for ter
"Won on a Fonl.
MEMPHIS. Tenn., Nov. 13. Tonight, at
the Pheonlx Athletic Club, Jim Scanloh.
of Pittsburg defeated Doc Payne, ot
Cleveland, In three rounds of terrific
fighting. The decision was given Sca,nlp.n
on a foul, but the Cleveland man was out
classed. Explosion nt Powder Workl,
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 13. The gela
tine mlxlng-house of" the Giant PoWder
Company at Sobrante, la miles from here,
was blown up todayi John C. HoffeN
melr, foreman, and two Chinese were
DUE TO DEFALCATION
ASSIGNMENT OP A NEW YORK
Grant Bros. , Fall, and a -Lot
Street Rnmors Are Let
NEW YORK, Nov. ll-The firm ot
Grant Bros., stock brokers, made an as
signment today to E. G. Stedman, and
the assignment was made the basis ot a
lot of rumors which. In substanee, wero
to the effect that the stoppage of tha
firms business was due to a defalcation.
The amount of the defalcation was placed
at from- J1W.000 to J1T5.000, but up to tho
present time no one connected with the
firm will admit or deny the rumors that
are flying around, and Just where- they
started Is not known. T"he firm was prom
inent on the stock exchange some years
ago, but of late has been Inactive. Mr.
biedman says the liabilities will be below
$100,600, and probably le-ts than half that
sum. as of late the Grants lnve been
winding up their affairs The assignee
will make a statement tomorrow.
LOUISE FR'OSTS MURDERER.
Officers Exprcan Doubts of Jolm
"DENVER, Nov 13. The two men who
were arrested suspected of the murder or
Louise Frost at Llmon John Porter and
John Thompson are still In Jail here, the
police department refusing to give them
up without more convincing evidence o
their guilt. The physicians who have
been examining the alleged bloodstains on
Porter's clothing tonight announced that
they are unable to say any of them were
bloodstains. Tha Denver officers now ex
press strong doubt of the boy's guilt.
Thompson was arrested at Elizabeth.
Colo , and was brought here today. H&
has scratches on his body, and telht con
flicting stories of his whereabouts at tho
time the crime wag committed.
LAWRENCE, Kan.. Nov. 12. John Port
er, the ncro boy under arrest In Colo
rado for assaulting Louise Frost, former
ly lled here. He served a term In the lo
cal reform school for horse-stealing, and
lator WfiS Rpnt tf thtit nfnfm.MTW l.., on.
saultlng a young girl. He got out of the
reierraatory last Jut. when he and his
father and brothsr went to Colorado to
work on a railroad.
A Bank Clerk. Testified to Altered.
NEW YORK. Nov. 13 The hearing In
the case of Cornelius L. Alvord, Jr, late
noteteller In the First National Bank,
who is charged with having embezzled
WBO.COO from the institution was con
tinued today before United States Com
missioner Shields, in the Federal Criminal
Morton V. Moore, settling clerk at the
First National Bank, said that he made
up the clearing-house proof October 16,
but that the first two figures of the total
were not his own. The total for that
day, the witness said, wa3 $18,706, but a
"V and a "7" had been written over
the figures "7" and "S" and "1" added,
making the total appear to be $1,470,706,
a difference of $S90,000 Later, Moore said,
the figure "1" was Scratched over and
the figures "7" and "3" restored In an
other handwriting. At this point. Assis
tant United States District Attorney Bald
win declared the cac of the Government
closed, and the examination was ad
journed until Friday next.
Diamond SranRsler Pleaded Guilty
BUFFALO, It. Y.. Nov. 13 Max J.
Laser, the diamond smuggler, pleaded
to tha"ErIe County Jail for "six months.
He smuggled diamonds which were sold
a few days ago for 331,000.
Killed His Ttto Partners.
BONITA. la., Nov. 13. Jube Williams,
F. F. Wllbourn and P. S. Batoheller,
partners In a store here, quarreled over a
settlement of their affajra and in a fight
that followed Batcheller killed both of his
California Mill Darned.
SAN BERNARDINO. CaL, Nov. 13. A
forest fire has destroyed Brooking"! mill,
In Fredalba Park, and burned over 10,000,
000 feet of lumber. The fire raged for
many hours and the flames could bo
plainly seeen 60 miles away. Brooking's
mill Is tha largest In Southern California
and gave employment to 250 men. Tho
damage done by the fire is estimated at
$400,000. The mill was owned by Michigan
Fredalba Park is a Summer resort, and
the buildings there are threatened- with,
destruction. The scene of the fire is
near the top of the San Bernardino rango
Fits Reject Jeffries' Offer.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va., Nor. --Robert
Fltzslmmons tonight rejected Cham
pion Jeffries' proposition to take him on
for another fight immediately or at tho
close of the theatrical season. "I'll tell
you "what I'll do If Jeffries is So anxious
to make a light," said Fltzslmmons. "TU
stake my sparring partner, Ed DUnkhorst,
and will back him against Jeffries, and
I'll post 32500 as a fofteff ,B"1 '
Third. Victim of Denver Riot,
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 13. Hampton
Jackson, a colored Deputy Sheriff Vfho
was shot in the election rlpt In this
city, Is dead. This Is tho third death
resulting from the riot.
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