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THE M0RK1NG pREGOIAK, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1900.
Prospects Are Not Good for
Passage of Canal. Bill.
ONLY WAY TO GET IT THROUGH
Insist That Xo Other Legislation
Shall Fui Until li Af YotW
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26. Friends of the
Nicaragua Canal bill have grave reason
to fear that It will not pass this session.
Those "who are quite Intimate with Sen
ator Morgan, who will have charge of
the bill in the Senate, say 'that the ven
erable Senator sees many obstacles In
the way of getting the bill through, and
is fearful that some of them will be such
as to prevent action. Of course. It lp well
understood thajt the .only thing that can
"be done Is for those who favor the canal
to insist that nO other legislation shall
pass until the Nicaragua Canal bill has
been voted upon It Is quite likely that
If the Senators who favor the bill yield
to the pressure that is brought to bear to
Allow other legislation to get through, that
will mean defeat for this sessioa of Con
'sress. While It is not expected there wIM be
any currency legislation at the coming
short session of Congress, it is said that
the President will recommend legislation
as will make it absolutely impossible to
break down the gold, standard without di
rect legislation on the part of Congress
Such recommendation can go over until
the next Congress, when it can be acted
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 The subcom
mittee on ways and means continued its
preparation of the war-revenue reduction
WH today. During a part of -the commit
tee's session ex-Speaker Reed was present
as a visitor. The Democratic members
thus far have taken no action as ts their
programme regardlrig the bill. If the Re
publican members bring the bill into the
house with a rule preventing amendment.
It is probable the Democrats will prepare
and offer a substitute; otherwise the
amendments will be offered by the Demo
crats in committee of the whole.
River and 'Hnrbor Committee.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 The river and
harbor committee of the House met today
and began the preparation of its appro
priation bill. It was decided that no hear
ing will be granted except In special cases.
The 'impression among the members is
that the estimates of the engineers, ap
proved by the Secretary of War. will be
closely followed In making the bin.
legislative Appropriation Bill.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 Tho subcom
mittee of the appropriations committee of
the House, having charge of the legis
lative apprgprjatlqn 'bill, began woTk to
day, and decided to tall before4 It officials
of the Congressional Library and State
and Treasury Departments. x These offi
cials will be heard tomorrow.
"Wellington Not In Can can.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 In making up
the Republican caucus list of tho Senate
the name of Senator Wellington, of Mary
land, has been: omitted, at his own re
quest. He has chosen a seat on the Re
publican side, however.
XEW CO ALT'S G STATIONS.
KeccBSlty of Dominating the Ter
S mini of theCanal. f . -
NEW YORK, Nov. 6 Four govern
ments, says a Washington special to the
Herald, have been requested to authorize
the "United States to establish coaling
stations on their territory and a fifth is
to be approached.
Beeause of the Importance of dominat
ing the termini of the projected Nicaragua
Canal, the authorities are anxious that
the Navy shall have convenient baBCs,
from which to operate for the defonse of
the waterway. It has therefore been try
ing to acquire the Danish West Indies
and .sites on the Isthmus, at Chlrlqui La
goon and the Gulf of Dolce, and one of
the islands of the Galapagos group. Up
to this time its efforts have not met
with success, but during the next few
weeks it is proposed to renew the at
la the case of the Galapagos Islands,
Ecuador was seemingly suspicious of the
purpose of the United States, and flat
, ly refused. In naval circles there is ap
parently no anxiety with reference to
the&e islands, the principal object of the
submission of the proposition to display
an interest in the group and prevent
Germany or Great Britain from acquir
ing It having been attalnoa.
American Interests in China will require,
in the opinion of the naval officials, the
maintenance of a sailing fleet in Chinese
waters, and Rear-Admiral Bradford Is
anxious to treat for a coaling place at
Che Foo. Here a station would be with
in the circulation of an American flag,
considering Manila as the center.
Report Operations for the Year nriff
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26. The annual
port of Knox Taylor, the supervising
architect of tho Treasury, shows that one
year ago the -office had under its control
319 completed public buildings inclusive
of marine hospitals, and quarantine sta
tions. During the last year eight com
pleted buildings have been added to the
list. During the past year, savs the
report, the competitive, system authorized
"by the act approved February 20, 1E93, has
had a practical test in its application to
three cases and the results attained have
been satisfactory, so far as designs and
working drawings and 'specifications are
concerned, but in the matter of actual
construction and superintendence of the
works, so favorable a statement cannot
In made- It Is, therefore, suggested with,
- a view to Improving the conduct of busi
ness uaHor the act referred to as to se
cure all the advantages contemplated by
that legislation and remedy the practical
defects before mentioned that the de
partment, if legally warranted, should
limit the service supplied by the archi
tects to the furnishing of the designs,
the working drawings, full size details
and specifications, leaving the superin
te&dance of actual construction under the
charge el the supervising architect's
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JSIEV YORK Nor. 'SSo-Tbe Constan
tinople correspondent of the- Berliner ,
rrageblatt. says a Herald dispatch from
' -Berlin, states that Jhe reason why the
Pojte.rafnsed aa exequatur to the newly
appointed-United States Consul at Har
poot is because when a missionary he
showed himself -unfriendly to the Turlfcs
and spread untrue stories about mas
sacres. The Consul will, however, in
pplte of the decision of the Porte, leave
for Harpoot tb take up his new duties.
As the American battle-ship Kentucky is
on ser way to Smyrna It is extremely
probable that tho Porte will give way.
A Washington dispatch to the Herald
Mr. arlscom. the Charge d'Aff aires
toCjonstanlinople, .will urge theJ3uhllrae
Porte ro;lssuev an exequatur. In order
that Drr Thomas H. Norton -may enter
upon his duties as Consul at Harpoot
as promptly as possible. Some surprise
was expressed at the departure of the
Kentucky for Smyrna" Ihead ofTier scned.'
ule. It having been stated that she woula
probably remain at .Naples until Monday.
Officials declare, howeyer, that no In
structions were given Captain Chester:
that she Remained at Naples as long a
Dovrie'a Lncemnkers Admitted.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 The Treasury
Department today decided to admit the
laceworkers and their families who were
brought to this country by Dr. J. A.
Dowle, the "divine healer," and the
founder of ZIon' City, UL, to teach oth
ers the art of lacemaklng. This is a re
versal of the action of the Philadelphia
immigration officials, who, had decided
that the lacemakers- should not he ad
mitted to th's country.
Commissioner-General Powderly, in his
letter to the Commissioner of Immigration
at Philadelphia, directing that the lace
makers be admitted, said:
"It appears that the appellants are to
manufacture not only lace, but also tho
thread from which such lace is to be
made. Although lace-making in some of
its branches has been carried on in this
country for some years .heretofore, it
seems to have been the practice to im
port the thread used In such establish
ments. Tho department is of the opinion
that eald Industry is a new one, not es
tablished, and as It is not claimed or
shown by the representatives of the Lace
makers' Union that labor could have been
obtained In this country to prosecute the
Industrythere 1s apparently no violation
of the alien contract labor laws."
Verdict for on American.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 It Is unoffi
cially but reliably reported to the De
partment of State that Mr. Jenner, tho
British umpire In the arbitration In the
case of Robert H. May, an American
citizen, against the Government of Gua
temala, has rendered, a judgment in fa
vor of tho claimant to the amount of
1140,000 American gold. May entered into
contract with the Guatemalan Govern
ment to operate and Improve a railway,
for which he was to receive a monthly
subvention of $35,000, keep the revenues of
the road and be paid ror certain extra
work. He began his work, in April, 1898,
but in October o the same ear was dis
possessed by military force.
Veterans Congratulate the President.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. A delegation
of veterans of the Civil War from many
of the states, headed by General Daniel
B. Sickles, of New York, called on the
President by appointment today and con
gratulated him on the result of the re
cent election. There were 30 In the party
and they were received in the library.
The President responded briefly, telling
the veterans how deeply fib appreciated
their efforts in his behalf and that he
would gladly make tho acknowledgment
that had been .suggested.
THE BANANA TRUST.
Independent Jobbers Oraranlso to
NEW YORK, Nov. 26. The Journal of
A conference has been held be
tween the committee representing inde
pendent banana-growers of Nicaragua
and J. La Motte Morgan and others, to
discuss plans for relief from alleged un
just treatment by the United Fruit Com
pany. The committee consists of S. W.
Seeton and Frank B. Turner, of Rama,
Bluefields River, Nicaragua.
Mr. Morgan, formerly of Birmingham,
Ala., but now of this cltj-, was Identified
with the sale to the company of Nica
ragua interests at the time It was formed.
Ho is at present Interested in a movement
which may result in the establishment of
a direct steamship line from Nicaragua,
independent of the company. The attend
ance at the meeting was small and West
ern Jobbers who were expected were not
present. No definite and final action was
taken, at the meeting.
The complaints made against the United
Fruit Conipaiiy or its distributors, the
Fruit Dispatch Company, are among oth
That the company has gradually in
creased prices until they are from 60 to 75
per cent higher than when the company
secured practical control of the trade;
that prices are so high that jobbers can
r t handle tho fruit without loss; that
dealers arc obliged to sign contracts
which, while binding on them, are not
binding on the company; mat jobbers sel
dom .know the price of the fruit until
they get the bills; that the company has
reduced importations until the supply Is
not sufficient to meet tnc demand.
One of those present at the meeting said
that the committee had been approached
by New York representatives of financial
interests of London to establish a direct
steamship service Independent of the
United Fruit Company from Nicaragua
to this or other American ports. No defi
nite decision has been arrived at, how
ever, It Is said, since tho capitalists re-
ferred to wish first to consult their Lon
Another interesting teature in connec
tion with the conference is that although
the Nicaragua committee came ostensibly
to consult with the Western Banana Job
bers' Association, no members of that as
sociation were present and this part of the
committee's programme seems to have
been dropped. The New York Jobbers are
not organized, as are the Western jobbers,
and seemingly are not in very great sym
pathy with this movement against tho
-company. The western jobbers are
among the chief complainants against the
United Fruit Company, and Its adjunct,
the Fruit Dispatch Company, and have
already taken steps to establish a steam
ship service, whereby they can import
their own fruit independently.
It is reported that the Arbuckles have
established some sort of a connection
with tho United Fruit Company at New
Orleans, affecting rtielr sugar interests,
and that the American Sugar Refining
Company may become interested in the
new steamship enterprise, with the ob
ject of competing with che Arbuckles,
and thus becoming a formidable rival to
the United Fruit Company.
HENRY W. BIGLER DEAD.
First Mas to Record. Discovery of
Gold In California In 184S.
SALT LAKE. UtahTNov. 26. Henry W.
Blgler, the man who made the first record
of the great California gold discovery
in 184S, died at St. George, Utah, on Sat
urday, of pneumonia. He was about 75
years old. His record of the gold discov
"Monday, 21th: This day some kind of
metal was found in the tail race, that
looks like gold."
This entry was made January 24, 1248.
Six days later, on the 30th, Blgler made
the. following entry In his diary:
"Clear, and has been the past week. Our
"metal has been tried and proves to be
gold. It Is thought to be rich. We have
picked up more than a hundred dollars
worth last week."
Blgler was a member of the Mormon
Battalion, and was working at Sutter's
mill race when the discovery was made.
He and three others were the guests of
honor at the California Golden. Jubilee
celebration in January, 1KB. The.gojther
three are yet living, namely James S.
Brown, of Salt Lake. Azariah Smith, of
Mantl, Utah, and William J. Johnston, of
Raman, N. M.
PILES CURED "WTTHOUT THE toflFE
Itching. Blind. Blee6ln- or Piptrudlng PUs.
No Cure. No Pay All drcxxlsts- era author
Ufd br th manufacturers of Pa.ro Oint
ment to refund the tnoney Where It falls to cure
any case of cllee, no matter ot how Ion? ctaad
lng. KXresc-rdinarr cues In lx days, the
worst cases In fourteen days. One application
elves ease .and rest. Relieves Itching instantly.
This la a new dlccovery and U the only pile
remtdr ld on a. pooltlve guarantee, no euro
no pay. Prlee 80c If your drftg-gist doa't keep
It in stock send us 60c In postage stamps and,
wo will forward same br malt .Manufactured
br Paris Medicine Co . St. Louis, Ma . Mm
facturers of LaxsMe Bromo-Qulnino Tablets.
WHAT THE NAVY HAS DONE
AXmJAJb REPORT OP SfcCRETARX
X.OXG MADE PUBLIC.
Keceasltr oX ,s Bis Brydoclc la. tho
Philippines The Paclfio Cable
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. The annual
report of the Secretary of the Navy -was
made public today. Secretary Long re
lates the operations of the Navy in Chi
nese waters and commends the efficiency
of Admirals Remeyand Kempff. The op
erations -of the several naval -stations are
reported, and numerous recommendations
made. Much space is devoted to the
armor-plate question. Of drydocks, the
"A drydock- capable of accommodating
the largest vessels Is needed in" the Phil
ippine Islands. When the Oregon ground
ed last Summer in Chinese waters,
through the courtesy of the Japanese
Government, the use of the dock at
Kure, Japan, was secured.
"Aside from direct considerations ot
economy and convenience, It Is impdrtant
that this Government should have, under
its own control and always at command,
in time of war as well as of peace, suffi
cient dodking facilities to meet the re
quirements of the fleet in far Eastern
waters. The department has accordingly
appointed a board to examine into and
report, for submission to Congress, upon
the best and most available site for a
naval station and drydock" In the Philip
"The purchase from the Government ot
Spain, for a sum not to exceed J275.000, ot
the 10,000-ten steel floating drydock at
Havana, Cuba, was authorized by act of
June 7, 19. The Government of Spalu
having expressed its readiness to sell this
dock to the United States for the sum ot
9250 000 in gold, a board has been appoint-'
ed to make a careful Inspection of it. pre
liminary to a final decision in regard to
""The steel floating drydock now under
construction by the Maryland. Steel Com-i
pany for use at Algiers, La., wll, it is
reported, be completed and ready to be
towed to its destination, by May or June
next, when favorable weather for its pas
sago may be expected. This dock is in
teresting as the largest of the class of
floating drydocks in the world.
"A statement of the progress of the
work on other docks now building will
be found in a report of the Bureau or
Yards and Docks.
'The expenditure of the appropriations
providing for a drydock of concrete oi
stone, and for certain other improvements
and repairs at the naval station, Port
Royal. S. C, contained in the act ap
proved June 7, 1S00. was left to the dis
cretion of the- Secretary of the Navy, who
was authorized and directed to appoint a
board of naval officers to examine Into
the expediency of changing that station
to some point In the State of South Caro
lina, at or near the City of Charlestpn
Careful Investigations have been in
progress during the Summer by a board
appointed in pursuance of the direction
of this statute, the board having been
assisted in Its examination by surveys
made at the request of this department
by the Coast and Geodetic Survey. The
report of lhl board is expected in Decern,
bor next, and pending its receipt the ex
penditure of appropriations made for im
provements at Port Royal by the act
above mentioned has been held in abey
ance, as provided in said act."
Formal possession was taken April 7,
1900. of the Island of Tutulla, togethai
with' the other Islands of the Samoan
group which are now the property of the
United States, and a naval officer waa
detailed to exercise the necessary govern
ing authority. Late reports from this
station indicate that'the natives 'are c6rt
ent and prosperous. ,
The work of establishing a station for
coal and other naval purposes in the har
bor of Pango Pango. Island of Tutulla,
has progressed satisfactorily during th&
past year. A steel coal-storage .house haa
been constructed, and a pier and steel
wharf are approaching completion. These
facilities will add materially to the Value
of this harbor, one of the safest and
mobt commodious In the Southern Pacific.
as a convenient port for the Navy and
for merchant vessels.
The report on the transpacific tele
graph submarine survey follows:
"The survey of the United States steamy
ship Nero for e trans-Paclflc submarine
telegraph cable between Honolulu and the
Philippine Islands has been completed,.
The survey developed the fact that an
alpiost level plane of soft mud, at a gen
eral depth of about 2700 fathoms, extends
from Honolul uto the Midway Islands,
affording an excellent Toute for xi sub.
marine telegraph cable: that between the
Midway Islands and Guam another level
plane from 3100 to 3200 fathoms deep Is
found, but is broken at intervals by reefs
and occasionally by submarine mountain
ranges. The first 1000 miles from tho
Midway Islands, with the exception or
one isolated peak not far from Ocean Isl
and rising to within 82 fathoms of the
surface, is substantially level.
"Among the Interesting discoveries
mado in the course of this Burvey was;
thaf of an ocean abyss, the deepest
known, which was found to the eastward
of the Islands of the Ladrone group, and
near the parallel of Guam. Here were
made the deepest ocean soundings ever,
recorded, the greatest depth reached be
ing 5269 fathoms, or 66 feet less than 0
"The object of the expedition, which
was the discovery of a satisfactory routo
for an all-American cable connecting the
Pacific Coast with the outlying Island pos
sessions of the United States in the Pa
cific was accomplished, the reports of
the soundings and of the character of the
bottom showing that such a roiite ex
Regarding Marine Corps enlistments,
Secretary Long says:
"The long period, five years, for -which
recruits entering the Marine Corps are
required to bind themselves to serve pre
sents an obstacle to enlistment. The Ma
rine Corps is the only branch of Ihe mili
tary service havhig five-year enlistments,
the Army term being three years and
that of the Navy four years. A four-year
enlistment would permit of six" months'
Instruction, followed by a three years'
cruise and concluding with six mbnths
shore duty, thus allowing sufficient time
for proper drills and a full cruise during
one Enlistment. There are, furthermore,
Obvious advantages in making the term
of enlistment the same in the case of
seamen and marines serving oft the same
vessels, and it is recommended accord
ingly that the term of enlistment In the
Marine Corps be reduced to four year's."
War Department "Will Select the
Beat Weapon Procarablc.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 36. The Ordnance
Bureau of the War Department Is prepar
ing to make a comprehensive test next
Spring of the very latest inventions In
field ordnance, with the purpose of select
ing a gun which will bring the United
States artillery branch up to an equality
with the best foreign artillery, American
gunmakers have already been notified that
this trial will commenqe March 20 next,
and most of them are planning to have
pieces of ordnance in the competition,
which is expected to be open to foreign
Inventors and gunmakers; In order to se
cure the best results. -The date-Is namedJ
just beyond the time of 12 days' allowed
by the War Department for'lhe comple
tion of a working model of a piece of field
ordnance on the general lines of the
French gun, which may be placed la. the
General. Ic' -KeVr -Prefi.
WASHINGTON. Nov. &-GenreraJ Tit.
hugh Lee, who recently-was.n?Ueued from.
duty as Commander of the Diyisioji of
Havana and "Santa Clari and ordered to
take the command of the Department of
"the Missouri. rellftvinir- General Merriam,
was at the war Department today, re
ceiving final Instructions. He will pro
ceed to the headquarters of the Dpart
'ment of the Missouri at Omaha within
tt few days to assume his new duties.
fGeneral Merriam will retain his potation
as Commander of the Department of the
Colorado, with headquarters at Denver.
Another Admiral for the Navy.
1 WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. It is stated at
ithe Navy Department that Admiral Fred
erick Rogers, at present chief of Jthe in
spection board, is slated for duty on the
Asiatic station, either as an additional
commanding officer, making three on the
.etqtlnn nr 99 r1!pf tt either AMmlral
TCemey or Admiral Kempff, according to
the needs of tho service in Asiatic waters
at the time.
Bowles to Succeed Hichborn.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. The President
has decided (o appoint T. T. Bowles,
Naval Constructor In charge of the New
York navy-yard, Chief ot the Bureau
of Construction and Repair of the Navy
Department, upon the retirement from
active service next March of Rear-Ad-mlral
Hichborn, the present Incumbent.
Retnrn of Secretary Root.
JACKSONVILLE. Fla., Nov. 26 Sec
retary of War Root, accompanied, by
" - rv...a -!... .1 kA.aA. 4kln wiAimlti
vjtmerai woou, urnvcu u a """"
on the dispatch-boat as.anawna ana ae-i
parted at once for Washington.
MILITARY FORCE REDUCED'
'Poor- Shovrlnprs Made at Von "Wal
i TIEN TSIN, China, Oct. 14. The mili
tary force in Tien Tsm has been heavily
reduced and It is not now believed that
any considerable, army will be main
tained here during the Winter unless the
Legations should withdraw from Pekln
Jiere. While this move has been agitated
locally, it Is not likely it will he" done
unless circumstances unforeseen arise. The
Germans have been moving steadily up
epuntry as fast as transport, was ob
tained and the Russian and American
forces have been largely reduced,. Field
Marshal Count von Waldersee, reviewed
the Russian troops today and the line
presented only about 3000 men of all serv
ices. Practically the whole Russian con
tingent was turned out and the review Is
said fairly to represent their strength in
Tien Tain, with the exception of men.
on duty and operating the railway. Yes-
f terday, the Field Marshal reviewed the
British troops on the plains to the souin
of the city. About 3500 men were In line,
largely foot troops, and these have been
sent ori tho Pao Ting Fu expedition. At
present. It is understood that the Amer-t
leans will keep only a depot -guard here
for the Winter. Under orders from Gen
eral Chaffee, little of the property held
by the United States forces has been
surrendered or allowed to go out of their
possession. It will be held merely as a
precautionary measure in the event of de
velopments necessitating the return of a
larger force than is now contemplated.
,No definite plans for a Winter base have
a yet been made, but It is practically
settled that Shan Hal Kwan will be se
lected. The International board to esti
mate tho cost of constructing proper and
adequate wharfage and necessary store
hduses has been appointed and will meet
soon. The American member of the'boatd
is General Humphrey, the Chief Quar
master, and he will leave for Shan Hal
ICwan next week to confer with his col
leagues and Inspect the port and railway
The Germans, who were said to be the
best equipped force In the allies, have
disclosed some serious defects when once
brought face to face with campaign con-i
ditlons In China. In the matter of trans
portation they are weak and the British
were called upon to help out In the Pao
LTlng Fu expedlton. The Joss of a horse
yp was- ne. cause ana tne raci xnai
'they arrived too late to secure mules on
'"the ground practically left them help
"less. The German bamracre train on thQ
Pao Ting Fu column was rather -a sharp f
contrast to the purely military portion
of their outfit. Their fine wagons wero
drawn by teams of native ponies and
donkesa with improvised harness of ropes.
Many of their officers are mounted on
little native ponies, while1 another source
of embarrassment is the unbroken
American horses which were shipped di
rectly here for the use of the cavalry.
TRIAL OF JESSIE MORRISON
She Stands It Well Her Victim's
"Widower Breaking Down.
ELDORADO, Kas., Nov. 26. The tow.n
today was overcrowded with people drawn
by the trial of Jessie Morrison, and when
court opened this afternoon the room was
crowded to its capacity. The possibility
that the taking of evidence would begin
today served to whet the appetite of the
public. The prisoner had SRCnt a quiet
Sunday In her cell, where she received
members of her family and a few friends.
To newspaper men who sought an Inter
view sha refused to talk of the case in
which she evinces far less interest than
outsiders. Castle, the widower of the
murdered woman, on the other hand,
seems to be breaking down under the
strain of the trial.
Probate Judge Morrison has received,
several letters from people offering their
services in behalf of his daughter. A,
Kansas hypnotist offers to exert his pow
ers over the presiding Judge and Jury for
a stipulated sum. Another writer says he
13 willing to get on the Jury and "block
it" in favor of the defendant. Judge Mor
rison has ignored the letters.
Soon after court was called to order at
1:30 o'clock the defense began the exami
nation of tHe 12 Jui ors passed upon by tho
prosecution One man who had been ac
cepted by the state's attorneys was chal
lenged and excused by the court. The ex
amination continued all afternoon.
The Minneapolis Trajrcdy.
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 26 Notwith
standing the fact that Frank H. Hamil
ton, the newspaper-man, charged with
having stabbed to death lieonard Day
during a fight In the West Hotel Sunday
morning, was today arraigned on a charge
of murder in the first degree and bound
over to the, grand Jury, it is not at all un
likely that another arrest will soon be
made. Tt was learned late this affernodn
that one of the society young men who
took a hand In the fight was also Inter
ested In the woman In the case, as well as
Hamilton and Day, and the claim is made
that on various occasions he and Day had
clashed regarding her.
Murder of an Ohio Physician.
MARYSVILX-E, O Nov. 2S.-Dr. H. A.
Hamilton, a prominent physician of this
place, was shot today. Alfred Alln. 33
years of age, who had accuse4 the doctor
of causing the separation of Alln and his
wife, is under arrest, charged with firing
the fatal shot. No one saw the shot fired,
and the physician died without making
any statement. Dr. Hamilton left his res
idence soon after breakfast to go to his
barn. He had passed within the line of
some trees when a shot disturbed the
silence. A moment later he staggered
back toward the house; where he fell
Railway Cleric's Bis Stealing.
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OBJECTIONABLE FEATURES OP THE
TREATY AS JT STANDS.
Unless It la Modified, It Will Not Be
Accepted at "Washington
America Not Alone.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. The State
Department has. been- informed of the
agreement or understanding, or prelim
inary treaty (it Is not possible now to
learn in Just what form the matter
stands) reached by tbe foreign Ministers
nb Pekln, but it is not regarded as ex
pedient to give out for publication at
this time any detailed Information re
garding U. It may be stated, however,
that the arrangement stands a very small
chance, of receiving tho sanction of all
the powers represented In the Pekln con
ference, unless some material amand-
ments are permitted. Just what the ob
jectionable features are can only be sur
prised, in view of the adverse decision
of the authorities respecting publication.
But, accepting aa accurate the statement,
from Pekin that the basis of the agree
ment is to be found in the French note,
it is easy to perceive that there are no
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In their original shape, would "not meet
with the unqualified approval of this
Government. For instance, the President
expressly reserved his opinion as to the
proposition that the Taku forts be dis
mantled. He" also withheld his approval
of the French proposition, that there be
a permanent military occupation at two
or three points on the road between Tien
Tsln and Pekln.
There were several points to which the
assent of the United States was given,
namely., providing for the punishment c
the guilty Chlhese who may be designated
by the representative of the powers at
Pekln; for the collection of equitable In
demnities (and In this connection oun
Government suggested a reference of the
subject to The- Hague tribunal), and fin
ally, for the maintenance of a legation
guard at Pekln. The latter, however, was,
to be tempdrary until Congress acted on
the matter. Unless the Ministers at Pekln
have made a very substantial change In
the requirements ot the French note
it may be predicted that our Government
will feel obliged to seek some alterations
in the arrangement before it gives its
There Is some reason to believe that
the Indemnity proposition has taken such
an extreme form to make It impossible
for the Chinese Government to meet tho
demand, and thl3 fact, taken In connec
tion with the unreasonable demands of
some of the powers respecting punish
ments, may oblige our Government to
endeavor to have the demands moder
ated. There are indications, too, that in
these efforts our Government is to re
ceive the support of one of the most
powerful governments represented at the
Pekln conference and one which generally
has been supposed to have favored an
extreme position. Dr. von Hollenben, the
German Ambassador, who recently re
turned to Washington after an absence
slnco last Spring, called at the State De
partment today and had, a long inter
view with Secretary Hay, supposedly with
reference to Chinese matters.
Germans Object to a Change.
BERLIN, Nov. 26 The entire German
press refers editorially this evening to a
report that United States Ambassador
White Saturday handed the American
note regarding the Chinese settlement to
Baron voh Rlchthofen, Secretary ot For
eign Affairs, with all the papers, declar
ing that Germany refused to comply with
the demands therein formulated. When
Mr. White was approached on, t)ils sub
ject this evening, he replied that he had
no interview with Baron von Richthofen
Saturday, npr .had e then- received tnp
American n$te. He asserted that he had"
received fiothlng from Washington since
Thursday, and what he received then was
not a note, but merely instructions, in
consequence of which he had an "inter
view with the Secretary of Foreign Af
fairs Frldav. Mr. White reiterated that
the result of the Friday interview wasr
"It was merely an interview to explain
views in which no propositions were sub
mitted and no definite engagements were
entered upon. What was said was in the
nature of a suggestion looking toward
greater moderation in regard to the pun
ishments, and it was only a suggestion,
and Germany could accept or refuse it,
as it was not a formal proposition."
The Vosslsche Zeltungsays: "The de
mand for moderation in "the punishments
is a sensible demand, which Germany
could accept without either loss or dig
nity, especially as It appears that Great
Britain sides lh this particular with the
United States." No other representative
journal, however, adopts this tone.
NORTH CHINA FORTIFICATIONS.
French Proposal to Destroy Them
Meets With Approval at Tien Tsln.,
TIEN TSIN, China, Oct. 12 The pro
posal of France, contained in her reply
to the German note regarding the Chineeo
settlement, to level the fortifications from
Pekin to the sea and prohibit the importa
tion of arms, has attracted much favor
able comment here. In fact the .proposi
tion to destroy the fortifications In the
north is simply vololng formally what
has been freely discussed by military
men in this section. They have, openly
advocated such .eteps, as a military pre
caution in the event that only a legation
guard is left here. Naturally, the level
ing of the walls of Pekln and Tien Tsln
and the destruction of the fortification
at the mouth of the rivers are not to be
considered so long as the allies, occupy
this province, but it seems to be the
general belief that such, a step would
bo necessary should the army of occupa
JThe., fortifications at Pekln have been
fully described in the Associated Press
dispatches and their Value from the mil
itary point of view, as well as the moral
effect they have on the Chinese, is well
understood. Here in Tien Tsln the con
ditions are practically the same, though
on a smaller scale. Around the native
city Is a brick wall some 30 feet in height,
backed with banked dirt of almost the
consistency of adobe, varying in thickness
from 10 to 20 feet Its few gates are
towered and of great thickness and, as
will be remembered, made hard fighting
for the allies. To the southwest, this
brick wall presents a solid front, broken
only by loopholes. Outside of it cluster
groups of hutB. Some of the huts are
built close to the brick wall, the wall
Itself forming the rear partition and
beyond them lie pools stagnant and foul
and weedy marches formed by the seep
ago from the Tlver, which Is some feet
above the level of the country. An
.American officer of high rank and expe
rience dating from the Civil War and
who has clodely observed the fortifica
tions around Tien Tsln said to the cor
respondent of the Associated Press:
"The walls an.d outlying huts holding
hundreds of people amid foul surround
ings should be leveled before the present
f occupation ends. It la both a military
and sanitary necessity. rom, an x cuu
learn itota European residents, the Chi
nese place a. value on these ancient but
still efficient works rar neyqna meir um
irnrv value. "Thev regard them as a pro-
l tection in the event of further trouble and
look upon the fact that tney are suu
Intact as evidence-of the foreigners' weak,
The sanitary phase of the matter haq
also been discussed, but in the present
disturbed and unsettled conditions it has
not crystallized; Itself into action. It bad
been proposed to use the debris from thra
walls to fill in the marshy poola and to
reconstruct wide and straight thorough
fares Jn place of the t present narrow
Chinese alleys. As,' conditions are now,
however ""there is no one'to lake the
initiative. Theprovislonal government of
the native city does not feel warranted
ta tak&ig'any step particularly Nas the
r nrMaf "
project contemplates a heavy expesdlture
of funds -. i ,
There are several large., forts e.n the
banks of the Pel Ho River and in Tien
Tsln there Is a very strong work which
dldtmost of the damage during the bom
bardment. That they will eventually be
destroyed Is believed to be more than
probable, although the international as
pect -of such radical -action has been
taken into consideration by those who
propose the step. The fine forts at Taku
also must bo disposed ofJand already tab
military men here are discussing these
minor phases, which must enter nte the
The French proposal tbt. prohibit the
Importation of- arms- has also been com
mended. China has been a rich field for
the sale of arms and ammunition and it
is impossible .even to approximate the
number of guns which have been sold here
la the past 10 or 15 years. In addition
to these. Immense quantities of arms and
ammunition have been manufactured In
the great arsenal east of Tien Tsld This
ts one of the largest and most complete
military plants In the world and Its fine
machinery has been- a mattes of much in.
terest to the officers of the allied forces.
It Is reported, that the Russians, who
occupy the arsenal; -are removing rauoh of
the machinery and shipping it to Port
Arthur. This, however, cannot be con
firmed. The west arsenal, which, with the mint,
was taken and is held by the United
States forces, is a. miita.ry storeroom
and at the same time a military curiosity
shon As relics and curios, the weanons
it holds are probably worth more than
an equa number of modern small arms; 4
tnougn a large quantity or cpmparauveiy
new pieces were found there. Hundreds
of cases of straight-pull Manlicher rifles
are stored in the warerooms. rusted and
almost useless from lack of care Al
most as many breach-loading Mauser car
bines were 'found and ahy quantity of,
ammunition. Apparently the out-of-date
arms of the world hava been unloaded on
China by agents. One large storeroom Is
filled with cheap, old-model, double
barrelled, muzzle-loading shotguns of doz
ens of makes and patterns. There- are old
muskets of 1861 patterns; Wlnflelda.
Sprlngflelds, Sharps and dozens of others
equally antiquated. There la really little
of much real value in the wast arsenal,
and It will be turned over to the pro
visional government at Tien Tsln when
Its garrison of one company of the Fif
teenth Infantry, under Captain Maney. 13
withdrawn in a few days. A large num
ber of rifles, carbines and other small
weapons have been givpn the officers
of the American and other forces as
DEPEADS .OX JAPAN.
Whether Germany's Scheme of Ven
geance Will Be Carried Oat.
NEW YORK, Nov. 26 Recent develdp
ments in the Chinese situation, says a
Washington special to th,e Herald, show
that Japan's decision 3dH determine
whether the vengeance policy of Germany
shall be adopted or rejected. Her vote id
favor of a policy of moderation will, in
the opinion of officials, go far toward
solving the political problem. Great
Britain, Germany, Austria and Italy
favor presenting to the Chinese Peace
Commissioners a demand for the im
position of severe penalties upon the
authors of the Boxer outrages. The
United States, Russia and France are op
posed to asking more than the Chinese
Government can reasonably grant. Jap
an's course In China convinces officials
at Washington that she understands the
folly of asking the Imperial Government
to make concessions which would at once
show its weakness and renew the -conflict.
Therefore It Is believed that the Tokio
Government will support a policy of mod
eration A diplomat of high standing in the
corps ot European representatives sal4
lately that Secretary Hay's note had once
more shown Europe thatt the United
States' pilrposeS to- obtain renewed assur
ances in line with those already given, or
segregate the power or, powers which
have allowed ambjtlon to sipotner meir
Agreement of the Envoys.
LONDON, Nov. 26. Dr. Morrison, wiring
to the Times Sunday, saysr
"The foreign envoys have agreed to
proposals that were previously rejected
owing to lack of unanimity. These are Sir
Ernest Satow's proposal that-China should
agree to recast the commercial treaties,
and the Italian proposal that China should
consent to foreign financial control as a
guaiantee of the indemnity. The delay"
In the presentation of the joint note is
due to postponements by the home gov
ernment. This increases the dlffloulties
of the situation and aggravates the dis
location of trade and finance, especially
the collection pf Internal revenues. At
the lowest, tbe indemnity is computed at
German Flag- on the Great Wall.
BERLIN. Nov. 25. X dlspitoh received
here from Field Marshal Count von Wal
dersee, dated November 24, says the Ger
man expedition has hoisted the German
flag over the great wall, which was
reached November 22 by way of Hey
Ling Cheng, after a dlfllcult molmtain
march. The dispatch adds that the
French had a severe fight with Boxers-30
kilometers south of Pao Ting Fu.
Emperor's Letter Intercepted.
BERLIN, Nov. 26 "A letter from Em
peror Kwang Hsu to Li Hung Chang has
been intercepted by the Germans," says a
private dispatch from Pekln, "but, Its
contents have not yet been made public.
A small German detachments destroyed
Anslehwang, sustaining no' losses. The
weather here is now severely cold."
Supplies for the Imperial Court
SHANGHAI, Nov. 26. Native Christians
from Fancheng Hslen,. on Han River, re
port that they saw 400 Boxers taking sup
plies for the court at SInan Fu, and thai
the Mandarins have chartered every avail
able boat for that purpose.
Progress of Yorclce'a Column.
BERLIN, Nov. 26. A dlspatoh received
by the Navy League here today says Col
onel Yorcke's column reached Calga"n
(about 100 miles northwest of Pekln) No-
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