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THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 190C.
THE DEAD SENATOR
Tributes to the Memory of the
Late Cushman K. Davis.
FUNERAL WILL OCCUR SATURDAY
Committee Appointed to Represent
the Senate and the 'House
at St. PauL
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nor. 28. The mortal
remains of the late United States Senator
Cushman K. Davis have rested today in
an upper room In the Dals home, on
Harrington avenue. In this city. The en
tire city mourned, and from all quarters
of he globe have come a stream of mes
sages of sympathy and love for -the
stricken home and the bereaved city and
Bt&tt President McKlnley was one of
the first to tender his tribute of honor
-and love, and from diplomats and high
officials of other countries, from Sen
ators, Representatives In Congress,
church dignitaries and leading merchants
and men of business hae come simple
and sincere expressions of respect for
the abilities and leadership of the states
man whose counsels will no 16nger be
heard. The messages follow:'
President McKlnley I beg you will re
ceive the heartfelt sympathy of Mrs. Mc
KInley and myself In your great sorrow.
In the death of Senator Davis, the Nation
loses one of i4.s wisest statesman, a tire
less student of public affairs, whose dis
cussion of great questions was character
ized by habitual fairness and profound
learning. The whole people mourn with
Senator Hanna I am deeply grieved to
hear of the death of Senator Davis, and
desire to extend my sincere sympathy to
yourself and all who mourn his loss,
which 'will be felt the country over.
Baron von Holleben, German Ambassa
dorReceive, please, the expression of my
hearty sympathy on account of the great
loss you 8Utained, and with you the
whole country, by the death of Senator
Davis. I feel deeply the loss of an Inti
Baron Fava, Italian Ambassador With
all your friends and countrymen, I deeply
share your great sorrow.
Secretary of State John Hay My wife
Joins me In expression of heartfelt sym
pathy and sorrow. This country has lost
one of Its ablest and most devoted states
men. Judge "William R. Day, ex-Secretary of
State Mrs. Day Joins in extending the
deepest sympathy in your hereayement.
We mourn the departure of a dear frlcna
and the loss to the country Is irrepara
Rev. T. DeWUt Talmage We" mourn
with you and pi;ay ou may be com
forted. Supreme Court of Minnesota We. tho
Justices of the Supreme Court of the
State of Minnesota, having been Informed
at this morning's session of the death of
Senator Cushman K. Davis, hereby pro
less our sorrow at his untimely death and
extend our sincere and, heartfelt sympa
thy to you and the members of the fam
ily In our sad bereavement. We assure
you of our profound regret for the Irrep
arable loss -which ou have sustained in
the death, of your Jate. lamented husband.
Wu Ting Fang, Chinese Ambassador
My wife and I deeply sympathize with
you in your bereavement in the Senator's
death. His country hag lost a. great
statesman and patriotic citizen, and Chi
na a just friend.
Luis" F Corea, Minister of Nicaragua -You
hiv'my heartfelt sympathy In your
M, de Aspiroz, Mexican Ambassador'1
My family join me In an expression oJtr
condolence and sympathy with j ou In
Among others who sent mossages were
Senators Frye, "Spooner. Foraker. Lodge,
Fairbanks, Kjle. GalUngor, McMillan,
McCumber, Lindsay and Allison; Andrew
D. Carnegie: Secretary Root, Mrs Julia
D. Grant and Mrs. Sartoris, ex-Senator
Vilas, General Alger, Mrs. John A. Logan,
Postmaster-General .Smith. Whitelaw
Reid and ex-Senator Gilbert Pierce.
One of the touching Incidents of the
day was the waiting upon Major Davis,
the aged father of the late Senator, by a
company of school children from Nelll
School, which is just opposite the family
resl ence They presented the following
ptemprial: "The pupils of the Nelll School
remember most kindly the visit of their
neighbor. Major Davis, to the school last
memorial day. They desire to expross to
him their loving sympathy In his present
gre-t sorrow for the loss of his own dear
eon." Major Davis was deeply affected
by the tribute, as. was the entire house
hold. It was decided today that the funeral
services would be held at the residence
8atu day morning at 11 o'clock, the brief
tervice being In charge of Rev. C. D. An
drews, rector of the church of St John
the Evangelist In deference to the wish
of the many friends who would be unable
to attend the services at the house, and
on the particular request of Governor
Lind, it was also decided that the body
shall lie in state at the Capitol from 10
tntll S o'clock Friday. A detachment of
the National Guard will escort the body
from Ihe residence to the Capitol and re
main as. guards during- the day, later re
turning to the house. The Interment will"
be at Calvary cemetery. ,
Governor Lind today issued a proclama
tion announcing the death of the Senator
and asking for a general suspension of
business1 between the hours of 10 and1 i
Saturday, the day of the funeral. 'Appro
priate action was also taken by the Maf.
or. and the city and state offices will be
closed the day of the funeral. In fact,
the Capitol was closed today, on the first
announcement of the death of Senatdr
Davis, and will remain closed, except for
tMe transaction of necessary business, un
til after the funeral.
COMMITTEES FROM CONGRESS,-;
Member of Senate and Home "Who
Wail Attend the Funeral.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2S. It was the ex
pressed wish of Senator Frye, president
pro tern, of the Senate, that the commit
tee ta attend the funeral of Senator
Davis should be composed of the com
mittee on foreign relations, of which Sen
atr Davis was chairman, and Its mem
bers were appointed and notified accord
ingly. But tor various reasons, sickness
and otherwise. It was found that only a
few members of" the committee were able
to attend, and other Senators were sub
stltuted. The committee now consists of
Senators Nelson, Cullom. Clark of Wyo
xnlng, Bacon, Hansbrongh, Spooner, Pet
tlgrew. Carter and Fpster. The two com
mittees of the House and Senate; In
charge of the Sergeant-at-Arms of the
'Eenate, will leave tomorrow afternoon;
arriving at St Paul Saturday morning.
The funeral occurs at 1 o'clock. The"
committees will leave St Paul Saturday
evening, and arrive in Washington at 1.
, .o'clock? Monday.
Speaker Henderson, of 'the House, ap
pointed as members of the committee to
attend, on the part of the House, the
entire .Minnesota, delegation, with Taw
Wai chairman. Cannon of Illinois,
Grosvenor of Ohio. Moody of Massachu
setts. Jenkins of Wisconsin, W. A. Smith
of Michigan, Richardson of Tennessee,
Bailey of Texas, Clark of Missouri, Burke
of Texas, Underwood of Alabama.
To Director of the Census Merrlam, who
was one of the President's callers to
'day, the President spoke feelingly of the
death of Senator Davis and the great
loss which the Senate and country had
sustained. Director Merrlam has not yt
decided whether he will become a candi
date fer the vacancy created by Senator
Davis' death. - i
t tjrHdKc"DAy'rf Word.'
CANTON, O., Nor. 2$.-Suase William R.
Day, ex-Secretary of Staje, and president
of ithe Paris Peace Commission, of which
Senator Davis was a member, said today:
"The death of Senator, Davis removes
one of he first statesmen of the coup
try. Aajchairman of the Senate commit
tee on foreign 'relations he took a promi
nent and Influential part in the foreign
policy of the country for some years. Sen
ator Davis was thoroughly acquainted
with International law, and was one of
the highest American authorities on this
subject of the present day. His services
at Paris were of the highest value. He
bore a leading part In the discussion be
fore that tribunal, always acquitting him
self with honor. '
"Senator Davis was a man of genial
temperament and attractive personality.
His place In the counells of the Nation
will be bard to All, and his death Is a
personal loss to a wide circle of friends,
who were greatly attached."
May Not Attend the Funeral.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2S.-Owlng to the
near approach of the convening of
Congress, many prominent Senators and
Representatives cannot attend the funeral
of Senator Davis, The members of the
ways and means committee will meet Sat
urday, probably to act on the war reve
nue reduction measure, so they cannot
attend. Mr. Tawney, of Minnesota, though
one of the committee to attend the fu
neral, may be unable to go to St Paul,
as he is a member of the committee
framing the war revenue act amend
ments. There is one vacancy, and Gen
eral Grosvenor Is absent, so upon party
lines the committee would be a tie if Mr.
Tawney should be away, unless a pair
could be arranged with one of the mi
nority. The seat formerly occupied by
Senator Davis will be taken by Senator
Hanna hereafter, he having applied for It
some time ago, when Senator Davis
sought a seat not yet vacant.
Severe Loss to the Country.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 2S. Ex
President Harrison today saldt
"I learned with deep regret of the death
.of Senator Davis. While I was in Wash
ington I grew to know him well, and I
regarded him as an able man. He was a
man of strong personality and of high
Intellectual acquirements, and had be
come a power in the Senate. His position
at the head of the foreign relations com
mittee was an important one, and his
death at this time Is a severe loss to thei
Will Represent Court of Appeals.
ST. LOUIS, Mo, Nov. 28 The United
States Circuit Court of Appeals today an
nounced to the members of the bar the
news of the death of Senator Davis, of
Minnesota, and in view of the eminent
services of Senator Davis in supporting
the bill for the organization of this court
and of his many acts of friendship to
ward it, -the court appointed Judge ban
born to represent it at the funeral.
BLEW UP A BANK.
Daring "Work of Robbers in an
EMDEN. Ills , Nov. 28. Four masked
men wrecked the Farmers Bank at Em
den early today. It is stated that they
secured all the funds of the bank, be
tween ?3000 and $4000. When the robbers
discharged their first blasts of dynamite
In an effort to open the vault, the explo
sion aroused John Alberts, four blocks
away. Alberts hurried to the bank. One
of the robbers was on guard In the street
He seized Alberts, who was bound hand
and foot and dragged him in the bank
where he witnessed the gang drilling Into
the vault door, making ready a second
blast When the fuse was lighted the
robbers stepped outside and Alberts lay
In the corner when It went off. He was
not seriously Injured however.
The second blast unhinged the vault
doors, and the robbers made off jylth all
the cash. Securing a handcar they pulled
In the direction of Delavan. There they
ware wet by night Patrolman Sanford,
who attempted to arrest them. Orte of the
robbers fired and Sanford fell, mortally
wounded. Outside the town the men
boarded a passenger train on the Chicago
& Alton. All traces of them were lost
The engineer of the passenger train claims
that he saw a man jump from the first
carr near MInler, while the train was
moving at a high speed, but a search of
the locality failed to show any traces of
The bank building was almost a com
plete wreck, and the vault was entirety
Jury to Try Jessie Morrison.
ELDORADO, Kan., Nov. 2S A Jury to
try Jessie Morrison, charged with killing
Mrs. G. OUn Castle, her rival, was se
cured this afternoon, after more than
three weeks' examination of veniremen.
All of the jurors are farmers and mar
ried men. None of them are under SO
years of aga The court adjourned until
Friday morning, when the taking of evi
dence -will begin. Olln Castle, widower
of the murdered woman, has arranged a
hunting party for Thanksgiving day and
Invited several of the newspaper men at
tending the trial to accompany him. "I
wish this trial would end," he said to
the reporter. "I'm getting awfully tired
of it" ,
Canadians Plan to Outdo Explorer
.f .,, Hansen.
BUFFALO, N. T., Nov. 28. A special to
the News from Montreal says:
Captain Bernler, of Quebec, has gained
the. support of Sir Clement Markham,
president of the Royal Geographical So
ciety, for his scheme to reach the North
Pole, and is now in this city making ar
rangements. Captain Bernier's plans con
template the departure of an expedition
from Vancouver with a, wooden or steel
ship and a crew of six sailors and five
scientists. Entering the polar basin in
August a month earlier than Nansen did,
the ship would begin to-drift 2,00 miles
farther east than Nansen's vessel did.
The expedition would Winter in the ice.
General White Will Plead Guilty.
GRAND RAPn3, Mich., Nov. 2S. Mrs.
W. H. White, sister of General W. L.
White, the ex-Quartermaster-Beneral of
the Michigan National Guard, of this
city, who is under bonds to appear- in the?
Ingham County Circuit Court next Mon
day for trial in a charge of complicity
in the stat6 militia clothing frauds, an-
nounced today that he will plead guilty.
She is circulating a petition urging that
leniency be shown General White on the
ground that It is his first offense, that
ho has suffered keenly during the year
he spent abroad as a fugitive, that he
has made a full financial restitution for
his crime, that he has returned to the
state voluntarily, and has not put the
public to any expense la the way of a
Millionaire Lumberman Dead.
DETROIT, Nov. 2S. Davis Whitney, Jr.
a millionaire lumberman and vessel-owner
died tonight In his home here, aged
70 years, after an -illness of about two
weeks. Mr. Whitney was one of the
best-known lumbermen tn the West and
at one rime the Arms of C fc T). Whitney
and Skilllng, Whitney & Barnes, 14
which he was. interested, were the largest
lumber firms in the United States. He
was also the owner of seven or eight
steam barges engaged in the lumber and)
ore trade on the Great; Lakes. He is sur
vived by his wife and four children.
Colombian- Celebration Off.
COLON, Colombia, Nov. 26. In conse
quenoe- of the. disturbed condition of the.
country, there was no official celebra
tion today of the anniversary of the isth-
Stops the Couch and Works OS the"
, . Cold,
Lax&ttre Bromo-Qalala. Tablets, ? a eoU.
is ceo day. No cars, so par, price, 2 cents.
PAUL KRUGER'S MISSION
i " 3? "
HEHASfSxOTHlfcG (TO JHOPEFOR.
' FROM FRANCE. J -?
It Is Believed He Will Take the
Official Diplomatic. Step at
PARIS, Nov. 28 The conversation
which ex-President Kruger had with
the French Minster of Foreign Affairs,
M. Delcasse, yesterday, was confined to
the former sounding the latter as to the
probable attitude of Franco in certain
contingencies. Mr. Kruger did not press
for a definite statement and tho conversa
tion lacked preciseness. M. Delcasse let
it be understood that France had not
changed her 'attitude since he explained
the government's position In the, Cham
ber of Deputes last March. France will
WHO MAY FILL OUT THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF SENATOR DAVIS.
William D Washburn, who may be appointed by Governor Lind to nil Senator Davis un
expired term, was born in Ll ermore, Me , January 14, 1831. He graduated at Bowdoin Col
lege in 1854; was admitted to the bar in 1857, and bean to practice in Minneapolis. In
,1858, ind again in 1871, he was elected to the Legislature, and in 185l was appointed by
President Lincoln Surveyor-General or Minnesota. He 'represented 11nnesota )n Congress
from 1870 to 1SS5, and in tho United States Senate from1 1889 to 1805. He eataxth in various
mamifactuplns industries 4n Minneapolis, was
, ,, r. ... . .. ..uvuu... t - jY
line. - -
not take" the Initiative In 'intervention in
South Africa, "but will not discourage any
other country from so doing. On the con
trary, she will Join in such initiative,
taken under such conditions as appear
to her to merit acquiescence. Mr."
Kruger did not intimate what he
intended to do, but It is believed that ho
will take the official diplomatic step at
The Hague. It is not known whether he
will ask Holland to propose mediation or
open other and less clearly defined nego
tiation. Mr. Kruger today drove to the School
of Fine Arts to Inspect the plaster model
of the monument to be erected to the
memory of Colonel DeVlillers-MareulI,
the French officer who died in Bcuth
Africa fighting for the Boers. He was
received by Colonel DeVIllIers-Mareu-il's
brother A number of artists and
literary people and students were pres-
ent Mr. Kruger eulogized Colonel De
"Villlers-Mareuil and his comrades, whose
devoted heroism, he said, "recalled the'
chivalrous knights of the Middle Ages."
Mr. Kruger than proceeded to view the
Pantheon, but was too fatigued to enter.
He was heartily cheered everywhere
along the road
The General Council of the Seine today
unanimously adopted a resolution that
the French Government should take the
Initiative in an endeavor to bring about
an arbitration of the Issues between Great
Britain and the Boers,
Kruger Wants to Visit America.
NEW YORK, Nov. 28. Michael DavittJ
cables from Paris to the Evening Jour
nal today that Mr. Kruger, replying to
the question if he had any intention of
making his future home in the United
"I never contemplated going to Amer
ica to live, although I have received sev
eral pressing invitations to do so. I am
seriously considering, however, a short,
visit to the United States. The pevere;
hardships of Winter travel would not dT
ter me, old as I am, If I were sure I could
accomplish any good for my oppressed
Mr. Davitt adds that It Is almost cer
tain that Mr. Kruger will not visit Amer
ica, and that the entire Cabinet of the
South African Republic opposes the idea,--
the unanimous opinion being that the Mc
KInley Administration will do nothing
whatever for the Boer cause.
British Minister Leaves Holland.
LONDON, Nov. 2S. There is some coni
ment here on the arrival In London of
Sir Henry Howard, the British Minister
at The Hague. It is officially explained
that Sir Henry Is taking a holiday, but It
is admitted that his presence ip this city
is not altogether unconnected with tho
approaching arrival of Mr. Kruger at the
capital df Holland, and the promised dem
onstration, which naturally will be very
embarrassing to the British representa
tive at the Dutch capital.
OTHER FOREIGN NEWS.
Sltdatton in Cape Golony.
LONDON. Nov 23 The Daily Mail mib-
Iishes this morning the following aiarmH
1st disoatch from Cane Town:
1 "The anti-British feeling in Cape Colo
ny Is assuming dangerous proportions,
owing to false stories spread of British?
barbarities in Orange River Colony and"
the Transvaal Loyalists feel thatf thd
butch Congress next week will be the sig
nal for a rising, and they demand that
martial law be proclaimed throughout the
colony. The situation is declared to be
graver than at any previous time during
Referring editorially to its Cape Town
advices the Daily Mail adopts a mogt se
rious tone, assorting that the antl-Bfitlsh
movement i accentuated by the Jvith
drawal1 of troops from Cape -Colony and
calling for vigorous action by the British
Atixlty of the Boers. ,, ',
cf.n- xr. j m, -nil. - i
O.V.UT& umkccu uic iwuuuu tuiu XKaJUW
land, south of Ladybrand, Thaba NChu
and Bloemfontein. Dewet and Steyn are
near Dcwetsdorp. It Is believed they are
preparing for a descent on Cape Colony
for" recruits and supplies- As a counter
move two battalions of the Guards, Gren
adiers and First Coldstreamshold all the
fords of the Orange River from Allwal
North to the Orange River station., but
small parties of mounted Boers are able
to cross the river almost anywhere. The
British .have great need of more mounted
troopa Otherwise the capture of Dewet
Great Gold Mine Trust.
LONDON, Nov, 29. The Dally Express
this morning publishes a rumor that a gi
gantic gold mine trust has been formed.
Including John D. Rockefeller. Cecil
Rhodes. Alfred Belt and Joseph Ben
Cramps "Will Build Turlclsfc "Warship.
LONDON, Nov. 29 "An Imperial Irade
orders the Immediate signature of a con
tract for the construction of a fast cruiser
at the Cramps, of Philadelphia," says the
Constantinople correspondent of the Dally
a director of the Minneapolis rVn.ter Power
- r """ """aH wei; as, Ol me "SOO
Chronicle. "The price agreed upon will
give a sufficient surplus to pay the Amer
ican Indemnities. Thus"fheUnlted States
gains- an important commercial and diplo
Thanksglvinir Dinner at Paris.
PAHIS, Nov. 28. The annual Thanks
tnving dinner of the American colony in
Paris was given this evening. In the ab
senceof General Horace Porter, the Am
bassador of the United States, the chair
was taken by George Munro, the banker.
With the exception of John K. Gowdy,
United States Consul - General, all the
Speakers were prominent Frenchmen, who
did not neglect the opportunity to refer
to tthe eordlal relations existing between
France and the United States.
Von Sternberg: Will Marry.
LONDON, Nov. 28 Baron Speck von
Sternberg, the German First Secretary of
the Embassy at Washington, recently pro
moted to Consul for Germany at Cal
cutta, has written to United States Am
bassador Choate asking him to procure a
Bpecial license for his marriage to Miss
Lillian May Langham, a niece of Arthur
Langham, of Louisville, Ky., to whom he
will be married as soon as he arrives
in this city.
Beet Sugar Conference.
PARIS, Nov. 2S. The recent conferences
between the powers concerned assure tho
reassembling of the beet-sugar conference
at Brussels. The last conference came
tOiausht on account of the stand taken
by Russia and France. It is believed .these
difficulties haye been eliminated. The
neyv conference, the object of which is
the abolition of the sugar bounties. Is
likely to have definite results.
Explosion In French Mine.
PARIS, Nov. 2S A dispatch from
Aniche says a quantity of dynamite at
he bottom of one of the coal mines
-there exploded today from an unknown
cause. Twelve dead miners and eight in
jured have been removed and IS are not
Ne Zealand Patronises America.
"LONDON, Nov. 29, TRe Government of
New Zealand, according to a dispatch to
the Times from Wellington, is importing
60 ' modern railway carriages from the
Buddhist Nun's Mission.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28. The Budd
hist Nun Sister. Sanghamitta, has arrived
la tl$s- city from Honolulu, and pro
poses to speak, throughout the country
in behalf of her chosen faith. She rep
resents the Maha Bodhl Society, which
alms to promulgate the true teachings of
Buddha. Sister Sanghamitta was former
ly the Countess de Canavarro, wife of the
one time Minister from Portugal to the
Hawaiian Islands. She was born In Texas,-
but lived for years In California. In
1$97 she entered the Buddhist Bisterhood
in New York, the event causing consider
able comment, as she thereby abandoned
her husband and 13-year-old son. She
now 5vears the yellow robe of final re
hunclatlon, and will devote her life
Buddhist missionary work.
Gold Front Mexico.
BAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 2S. The eteam
er uuracao nas arrived irom ipexican
ports with J500.00Q In gold bullion and spe
cie. The bullion Is from rich mines back
of Mazatlin and Alta and amounts to
$400,000 in value, and the specie is worth
100,000 In addition, the Curacao brought
several hundred tons of rich ore to be
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. Today's state
ment of the Treasury balance In the gen
eral fund shows:
Available cash balances..'. $137,20L376
Gold ..... 93,35227
Decaying vegetation at this season
"eas disease. Hood's Sarsaparilla will
I Keep yOU WCl.
HER POLICY MODIFIED
GERMANY'S RETREAT TROM
DEMAND FOR DEATH PENALTY:
The Powers Debating on the "Wls
dom of Sending- an Ulti
matum to China.
BERLIN, Nov. 28 The semiofficial Ber
liner Post, In the course of an evidently
Inspired article replying to the suggges
tlona 'of more lenient punishment of the
guilty officials in China made by the
United States Government says:
"Since doubts have been expressed here
as to whotbftr It Is advisable to insist
upon death for the ringleaders of the antl
forelgn 'movement as an irrevocable de
cision, it should'be pointed' out that such
a doubt cannot be traced to considerations
of humanity, as If some powers regarded
such a punishment aa too severe. The
fact Is rather that alk the powers are con
vinced that the ringleaders deserve death;
but the question has been raised on vari
ous sides as to whether such a measure
should be insisted upon from tho stand
point of political expediency. So far as
Germany ia concerned, she has never In
sisted upon the execution of specific per
sons, but has repeatedly declared that she
laid chief emphasis upon the harmonious
action of all the powers in punishing the
guilty. This attitude corresponds wi.h
the guiding principle of Germany's policy,
which seeks above all el3e to preserve the
harmony of the powers." .
The FreiBsinnige Zeitung describes the
Post's declaration as ''Germany's retreat
from the demand for the death penalty."
ThoMilliar Wochenblatt, discussing the
charges of cruelty on the part of the Ger
mans In China, says:
"The usages of civilized warfare are
not alwavs applicable with the half-civilized.
A commander' must deviate from
the laws of nations w here observations I
of It is rendered Impossible through the I
nenavior or the enemy or ms own situa
tion. In a critical situation, where care
for prisoners would endanger self-preservation,
prisoners must either not be
taken or must bo got rid of. The Ger
man Army should not be accused of cru
elty without considering the facts in the
light of the conditions."
The papers this evening resume their
criticism of the course of the United
States Government, based upon the latest
news from Washington. The Berliner
Neuste Nachrichten, says: "The United
States, with Russia, is China's chief de
fended" Tho Lokal Ahzeiger says: "It is re
newed evidence of the separate policy of
the United States."
The Freissinnge Zeitung lnfex-s from
Ambassador White's visit to the Foreign
Office, and Dr. vote Holleben's call upon
President MoKinley and Secretary Hay
that a serious difference of opinion exists
between tbe United States and Germany,
Ambassador White reasserted today that
In his rbcent Interview with the Secre
tary of Foreign Affairs, Baron von Rlch
thofen, he did not present a new note, but
only made an informal suggestion, which
did not reaulre an answer. He doubts
that Germany will give an answer to
those suggestions. His instructions from
Washington directing him to seek the in
terview with the Foreign Secretary were
not, he says, a repetition of the Conger
The central bureau for the preparation
of-commerclal treaties points out today
that the tea and silk trades have been
seriously hurt by the recent troubles in
LONDON. Nov. $9 Tho. Berlin corre
spondent of the 'Standard says Tie hears
thatGgrnfany has ' nbtMe'd the "Unlteo,
States of her willingness to waiye the de
mand for the execution of tho Chinese
ULTTM3.TU3I TO CHINA.
The Powers Debating; on the-Wisdom
of Sendlntr It.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 It developed
today that the chief point in the ex
changes concerning China which have
been on during the last few days among
the powers relates to the wisdom of de
livering an 'ultimatum" to China, using
the express word "ultimatum" in the text
of the demand to be handed to the Chinese
envoyB, involving tho possibility of a re
sulting declaration of war against China
in caso the demands of the ultimatum be
not complied with. It appears that some
of the powers desired the express use of
the word "ultimatum" in the demand rel
ative to th decapitation or other ex
treme punishment of 11 of the princes and
other high officials responsible for the
outrages, and this View of using the most
expressive term of diplomacy seems to
have found favor with the Ministers at
When it became known at the several
capitals, considerable dissent became man
ifest About a week &eo Japan took the
initiative In an appeal for moderation
and this received the favorable consider
ation of the United States, France and
Russia, and probably Great Britain, al
though a pqsitjve statement as to Great
Britain Cannot be made. At about the
same time Secretary Hay took step3 to
express the view of his government that
it was inadvisable to proceed to the ex
tent of an ultimatum against China, but
that the demands should not be beyond
what China reasonably might have the
power to comply with.
The unanimity of sentiment among th
powers Klves ground for the belief that
the demands of the Ministers will be mod.
ifled by the omission of an ultimatum, al
though It Is not yet clear what the final
attitude of the remaining powers Ger
many, Austria and Italy will be. The ne
gotiations in this particular were car
ried on in London thrdugh Ambassador
Choate, and It is regarded as significant
that one of the parties to the Anglo
German alliance should five its adherence
to the moderate position advanced by the
'flu ferltlsh Ambassador and thft Cht-
f hese Minister were among Secretary
Hay's callers at the State Department
today, conditions In China being among
the subjects considered. Information has
been Received from the Southern Vice
roys, representing the most pacific, influ
ence in China, Bhowlng great concern on
their part as to reports that another puni
tive expedition 16 on its way, this time
against Shan Si .Province.
IMPERIAL COURT'S SUPPLIES.
Unless They "Were Shut OffPowers
Threatened Action on Yanjrtse.
LONDON, Nov. 29. "The representa
tions of Prince Chins, LI Hung Chang
and others to the Chinese court that the
powers are dissatisfied and are threaten
ing action on the Yangtse to stop sup
plies," eays the Pekin. correspondent of
the Morning Post wiring TUesday, "are
reported to be having an effect and It Is
said that tbe court Is ltkeiy i.i&ke meas
ures to meet the powers.
"An American correspondent reports
from Pao Ting Fu that 3CO0 Germans, un
der General Ketteler, and 3000 French
troops. Under General Bailloud, concen
trated there recently for the Winter, with
the, intention of making frequent expe
ditions north and to punish Boxer vil
."Prince Ukhtomskl Is in daily confer
ence with Li Hung Chang. and occasion
ally meets Prince Chlng. He regards
thetoutlook as dark, even If the powers
agree, for. he says, China may reject the
terms and theft will come war, rebellion
And famine. The Prince favors allowing
China to govern herself, the powers hold-
ing the sorts atll she reforms herself
and undertakes to protect foreigners. Rus
sia, ho .asserts, has no' intention of annex
ing Manchuria, although she Will have to
havo'ttora Cossacks there," in order to
maintain a dominating lufiuence- He to
convinced that, even If others make war
on China, Russia will not"
Germans Seise Chinese steamer.
LONDON. Nov. & Little, attention Is
paid here to tho various versions -irom
Shanghai of the steamer Irene incident
Ifwas said yesterday that the TJermans
had arrested the Red Cross, ship Irene,
off Taku, flying the Chinese flag, on
suspicida that she carried "arms and! am
munition and that they subsequently re
leased her. Now It Is reported that the
Germans took possession of Jhe steamar
ana seizea iwo ooxes or treasure con
signed to a British firm at Tien. Tsln, al
though the money had been landed before
the seizure or the veseh
BERLIN, Nov. 28. A dispatch from Pe
kin, dated November 27, sajs a German
military official ordered the seizure
of, the steamer Irene, asshe hadon board
a cargo of telegraph material Jwhlcb it
was alleged, was intended for the Chi
nese. Field Marshal Waldersea. was noti
fied, and Immediately rescinded thet order,.
London Times' Comment.
LONDON, Nov. 2S". The' Times, dealing
editorially with the Chinese problem this
"It seems entirely superfluous for the
United States- to flout its own plenipo
tentiary, where there was not the least
probability of his having opportunity to
sign an -agreement The action of the
Washington Administration Is- chiefly in
teresting, because it was expected that
after the Presidential election a more def
inite and stronger line would be adopted,
but it may develop that the United States
only publishes and does not create -the
differences which undoubtedly exist
among tho European powers."
Emperor May Go to Pekin.
SHANGHAI. Nov. 28 Advices from
Slnan Fu assert that the Empress Dow
ager has consenled-'to the return of Em
peror Kwang Hsu to Pekin, although sho
wilf remain at Slnan Fu. It Is rumored
from the same sources- that the announce
ment of the suicide of Yu Hsien, ex-Governor
of Shan SIt was correct Lieu Sha
Tang, Governor of Che Klang, has been
dismissed on account of the Chu Chau
Fu massacre. The Provincial Treasurer
of Che Klang, Yun Tsuy, succeeds him.
Tho latter is- a liberal-minded reformer.
Germany Assents? o Joint Note.
PARIS, Nov- 28. It Is said on high au-i
thorify that? Germany has assented to
the Joint note prepared" by the Mlnlsters
of the powers at Pekin, and that France
has also concurred. A dispatch from Pe
kin to the Havas Agency says the Min
isters of the following powers declare
they are authorized to sign the joint
agreement to be presented to China:
Germany, the UrWted States, Great Brit
ain. Austro-Hungary, Belgium and Italy.
The officials of the Foreign Office deny
the-statoment from Pekin that Frence
has seized territory at Tien Tsln for the
purpose of tripling, the size of her con
cession. French Attacked Boxer Village.
PARIS, Nov. 29 The Havas Agency
has'teceived the following dispatch from
Pekin. dated yesterday:
"A French column of marines, with ar
tillery, attacked November 21 the village
of Ta Li Kiou Tschu, southwest of Pao
Ting Fu. The. Boxers abandoned the po
sition after a stout resistance and heavy
loss. The French had 10 wounded, three
Waldersee Reports Pacification.
BERLIN. Nov. 28. The War Office has
received the following from Count von.
Waldersee, dated Pekin, November 28: ,
"Numerous expeditions carried xut by
tbe allies appear. to, be .qdually, bring
lng. abou$ t.ri$ desired paclflcaftpgc "5t the
pountry. Remote, vllages. frequently re
qjiest military protection against Box
ers." To Demolish Tien Tsln "WalL
BERLIN, Nov. 28 A dispatch received
here from Tien Tsln, dated Noyember 26,.
"The provisional administration here,
in which Germany, the United States,
Russia, Great Britain, France and Japan
are represented, decided today unani
mously to demolish the wall and fill up
the ditch around Tien Tsln."
Axtell Boujrht for "14,700 Robert J.
Went for 625.
NDW YORK, NovT8. The feature of
the Fasig-Tipton horse sale today was the
sale of Axtell, the, famous trotting sire,
consigned by W. J. IJams, of Terra
Haute, Ind. He was bought ,hy G. H
Barlow, of Bingham, N. Y., for $14,700.
Matt Dwyer bid J14.000.
Excepting Axtell, probably the sale of
Robert J. the world's champion pacing
gelding, and ex-champlon pacer of the
world, attracted the most interest Hia
racing days are over, and he wont for
only $325 to J. R. Magowan, of; Mount
sterling, .Ky. tie ,was som at private saie
a few hours afterward to E. A. Perrlne,
of New York, for ?800.
THE DAY'S RACES.
.Races at Newport.
CINCINNATI, O , Nov. 28. Tomorrow
will be the last day of -the meeting at
Newport and the end of the racing season
at the local tracks. The results:
Seven furlongs Prince Esber w.on W.
F. Welsh second, Soudana third; time,
Five and a half furlongs Uterp won,
Flop second. Orrle Goan. third; time,
Six furlongs Ben Frost won. Agitator
second, Avator third; time. 1:20.
One mile Etta won, Pretty Rosle sec
ond. Baffled third; time, 1:47.
Six furlongs Fairy Dell won, Fulmi
nate second, Aberdaje third; time, 1-194.
Races at Tanforan.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28. The weath
er was fine at Tanforan and track was
fast The results:
Five furlongs, selling Sad Sara won,
wastad muscles and decaying bones.
Scrofula, let alone, Is capable of all that.
It is commonly marked by bunches In
tbe neck. Inflammations In the eyes, dya
pepshveatarrhf and general debility.
It I always radically and permanently
cnredTby Hood's Sarsaparilla.
"I was a sufferer from scrotals, from
birth. My eyes were so affected that I was
almost blind for days at a time. My beck
began to swell so that I could not breathe
freely. Medicines failed to do me any good
until I began taking-Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Today I have excellent health."" ifiss X
rrr McGuibe, Silver Creek, Ky. '
"I was troubled with -scrofula asd came.
near losing my eyesight. For four months
I could hoi see to do anything. After tak
ing two bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla I
could see to walk around the house, and
whin I had taken eight bottles I oould sea
as well as I ever could." "Beans A. Hatb
stok Withers, N.C.
expels, all; humors', cures ail eruptions, and
builds up tbewhole system. '
iboutthat present ? Suppose
yoti go doWn this line."
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320 "Waitli. St., bet. Sixth and Seventh
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Quiz H second, Bernola third; time.
Six furlongs Doublet won. Lost Girl
second, Glissando third; time,. 1:154.
Six furlongs selling Pupil won. Max
ello second. Pilot third; time, 114.
Mile and one-eighth. Newmarket stakes
The Lady won, Wooster Boy second.
Gold Or third; time, l;5l.
Seven furlongs Boundlee won. Mitten
second, Ed"gardo third.; time, 1.2S.
'Six furlongs Bob PaliTner won. Argre
gor second, Haralamb third; time, IMT. 1
Today's BJar FootbnlL Game.
' PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2S. The Univer
sity of Pennsylvania and Cornell football
teams will close the season tomorrow
with their annual contest on Franklin
Field. The members of the two elevens
are In good condition and a warm contest
Ruhlln and Maher Matched.
NEW YORK. Nov. 23. Arrangements
.for the meeting between Gua RuhlUx and
.reter .unor were concluded here today.
The contest will be limited to six rounds,
and will take place! December 17 at the
Penn Art Athletic "Club, Philadelphia. The
fighters will get 60 per cent of the gross
receipts, with a guarantee of not less
Japanese Ofllclals' Tour.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2$ A party ot
distinguished Japanese officials arrivea
fn this city on the steamer Nippon Maru.
Captain T. Matsue and Commander K.
Yamada will Inspect some of our modern
war vessels, and provided satisfactory
ierjnscim be made to negotiate for the
construction of ofte dr. tydrnmOTB gun
boats or oruisers. They will 'then- go
East and to England to Inspect thetor
peuo'boat destroyers noW'befng'nUllf thera
E". Kolzeutni superintendent of the Yo
kohama warehouse department and chief
accountant In the Japanese Custom
house, Is on his way to France to In
vestigate custom-house taxation.
Torajire WataSe, a member of the high
er imperial Industrial council, is to mako
$l tour of the Eastern cities, paying spe
cial attention to agricultural develop
ment Captain Takenouche Is on his way to
Paris, where he goes as naval attache to
the Japanese Legation there-
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