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THE MOEKIKG OREGONA!, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1&00.
FIRST SUPPLY BILL
It Was Passed by the House
- in Record Time.
NOT TEN MINUTES OF DEBATE.
The Legislative, Executive" and Ju
dicial Appropriation Bill, Car
rying Over $24,000,000, "Went
"WASHINGTON. Dec 10.-The flrst of
the great supply bills, the legislative, ex
ecute e and judicial appropriation bill,
was passed by the House "in record time
today. The bill carries $24,493,208. and has
131 pages, but there -was less than 10 min
utes' debate upon It. It required about
three hours for the clerk to read the bilL
Xo other business was transacted.
Today under the rules belonged to the
District of Columbia committee, but, ow
ing to the desire of the leaders to pro
ceed with the appropriation bill. District
day was postponed until a week from to
morrow:. Bingham (Rep., Pa., who was
in charge of the measure, made a prelim
inary statement of Its contents. Both
parties In the recent campaign, Bingham
said. Dledced themselves to economy and
retrenchment. The pending bill the flrst
of the big money bills was a step in that
Robinson (Dem. Ind.) expressed the
opinion that If retrenchment were desired,
a provision be Inserted v in the bill to
cut off the SO das' sickv leave in addi
tion to the 30 days' leave now allowed to
clerks In the executive departments.
Bingham explained that such legisla
tion did not come within the purview of
the pending bill. The law left the ques
tion of leave within the discretion of the
various heads of departments'.
Robinson protested that clerks In the
Government service outside of "Washing
ton did not receive the tame leave privi
leges received by those here, and he
thought the unjust discrimination against
the former should cease.
An amendment providing for 12 addition
al temporary clerks to dispose of the ac
cumulated business In the office of the
Controller of the Treasury was adopted.
At the conclusion of the reading of the
bill, Bingham thanked the House for the
confidence shown in the appropriation
committee in allowing the bill to go
through unchallenged, and the bill was
At 3:15 P. M. the Houso adjourned.
WAR-EEVEMJE REDtJCTIOX BELL.
Home Republican Caucus Decides to
Stand by It.
"WASHINGTON. Dec. 10. The
Republican caucus on the war-revenue re
duction bill decided tonight by a large
majority to stand by the bill as now
drawn and reported by the ways and
means committee. There were about 100
members present, and the vote In sup
port of the bill as now framed stood 6S
ayes and 29 noes. The resolution finally
adopted was offered by Representative
Hepburn, of Iowa, and was as follows:
"Resolved, That the recommendations
made by the committee on ways and
means in House bill No. 12,334, are Judi
cious, and merit the approval of this con
ference, and we recommend that all Re
publican members of the House be urged
to vote against all amendments and for
the passage of the bill."
Two other resolutions were put befofre
the conference. One was framed "by Rep
resentative Pearco, of Missouri, and pro
vided for the reduction of the tax on
beer to $1 50 a barrel. It was lost 45
ayes to 68 noes. Representative Roberts,
of Massachusetts, moved that the present
tax on beer be reduced only 10 per cent,
and that a reduction of the duty on leath
er be made from 10 cents to 5 cents a
pound. The motion was lost almost unan
imously. The minority members of the ways and
means committee have completed their
report on the revonue reduction bill. It
urges reduction of the revenues of $70,000,
000, or about $30,000,000 more than that
proposed by the majority of the commit
tee. It also proposes an Income tax, with
a view of bringing the subject. In modi
fied form, before the United States Su
preme Court for final adjudication. "When
the bill is taken up by the House, the
expectation Is to move that the measure
be recommitted to the committee, to
make the changes suggested. The pro
gramme of debate contemplates an open
ing speech by Chairman Payne tomor
row, and one in behalf of the minority by
Representative Richardson "Wednesday,
but, owing to the "Washington centennial
exercises, the debate may go over until
Representative Ray Says There Arc
Plenty of Laws Not Enforced.
"WASHINGTON, Dec 10. In view of the
movement for the suppression of polyg
amy and for uniform marriage and di
vorce laws. Chairman Ray, of the House
committee on the Judiciary, having
charge of this legislation has written a
letter-So those Interested in the move
ment, in which he says:
"For many years I have favored an
amendment to the Constitution authoriz
ing Congress to enact uniform laws regu
lating marriage and divorce wmen wouia
cover polygamy. An amendment to the
Constitution merely prohibiting polygamy
would amount to but little. An amend
ment allowing Congress to pass laws pun
ishing polygamy would apply to those lo
calities where poljgamy is practiced;
that is, It would enable Congress to pass
laws prohibiting and punishing polygamy
In Utah and one or two other locali
ties where it is practiced, and allow pros
ecutions in the United States Courts.
Every state has. full -power to prohibit
and punish polygamy, and every state
has anti-polygamy laws. Utah has such
a law. The main trouble is in the en
forcement of it."
Confirmed by the Senate.
"WASHINGTON, Dec 10. Confirmations
by the Senate:
F. S. Stratton, to be Collector of Cus
toms at San Francisco; Marlon De Vrles.
of California, to be general appraiser of
merchandise; R. H. Chamberlain, of
Iowa, to be Collector of Internal Reve
nue. District of HawaiU. 6. H. Baker,
of Iowa, to be Consul at Sydney; Colonel
John F. "Weston, Assistant Commissary-
General, to be Commlssary-uenerai. wjtn
rank of Brigadier-General; Pas Director
Edward Stewart, to be Paymaster-General
and Chief of the Bureau of Supplies
and Accounts, Navy Department.
Oleo Bill In the Senate.
"WASHINGTON, Dec 10. The oleomar
garine bill was received in the Senate to
day, but no reference to a committee was
made, owing to the absence of Senator I
Aldrich, of the finance committee. There
is a -contest between this committee andi
the agricultural committee -as to which
shall have charge of the measure Sena
tor Proctor, of the agricultural commit
tee, has given notice that -he will move
to refer the hill to his committee
Miles and the Array Bill.
"WASHINGTON. Dec 10. The Senate
committee on military affairs began to
day consideration of the Army bill as it
came from the House. General Miles was
present and addressed the committee on
the bill pointing out changes which, in
his opinion, should be made.
Governor Thomas' Reasons.
DENVER, Colo., Dec 10. "My
sons,".' saidt Governor Thomas today "for
.refusing to honor the requisition papers
of Governor Mount, of Indiana, for Clln
ten -Oxman, were that they were" not
jnade out-in correct form. I have sent
them back to have them rectified.
Governor Thomas denied that the re
fusal of Governor Mount to allow the
"Kentucky authorities' to extradite "W. S.
Taylor ex-Governor of that state, cnargea
with complicity in the murder of Goebel,
had in any manner influenced him. Ox
man is charged with having swindled
Mayor Geeene, of Valparaiso, Ind., out
Picture ok cokfucius.
Minister Wu Ting Fang Explains His
NEW YORK, Dec 10. Wu Ting Fang,
the Chinese Minister to the United States,
speaking before the Society of Ethical
Culture at Carnegie Hall on "The Teach
ings of Confucius," said in part:
"In the strictest sense of the word, Con
fucianism is not a religion. It Is not a
system of doctrine and worship. It is
easier to say what Confucianism is not
than what It is. The immortality of the
soul is a beautiful doctrine, I admit. 1
wish it were tru and I hope It Is true,
but all the reasoning of Plato cannot
make It more than a strong probability,
and all the light of modern science has
brought us no step further. Now Confu
cius -would be called an agnostic if he
were alive today. There were four things
that he would not talk about extraor
dinary things, feats of strength, disorder,
and spiritual being.
" 'How are we to serve spiritual beings?"
he was asked.
" 'When you do not know how to serve
men, how can you serve spirits?' he re
plied. Horace Greeley said those who dis
charge promptly and faithfully their du
ties to those who linger In the flesh have
but little time to peer into the affairs
of those who have passed away. Confu
cius was intensely practical and human.
He did not spend time speculating as to
what will happen after death."
The Minister then compared y:e prac
tical teachings of Confucius with those of
Christ. He read a passage from the New
Testament, declaring that evil should not
be resisted with evil, and if a man smite
you upon one cheek, you should turn the
other cheek. -Of this doctrine, Mr. "Wu
"This, It seems to me, is meekness with
a vengeance. I am Inclined to think no
sensible man has ever followed this In
junction faithfully. A man who will smite
you on the cheek is a dangerous man,
and needs no second invitation. A man
who will take your coat is a thief and
would doubtless take your cloak, too. if
he could lay his hands on It.
" 'Dove jour enemies.' Such a standard
of excellence is too high for humanity.
There is no likelihood that many people
follow it At this very moment Christian
missionaries are calling for bloodshed and
vengeance In China, and Christian armies
are devastating the land, sparing neither
age nor sex. There is, indeed, a vast gulf
between doctrine and performance. Could
you love one who had killed your father
and brother, or destroyed your home?
Confucianism does not require such a
thing. It enjoins that kindness be re
quited with kindness, and an injury with
Justice It does not sanction retaliation
in a vindictive spirit, such as I regret to
say is shown by some persons professing
to be governed by the tenets of Chris
tianity. "The most striking Instance In which
the teachings of Confucius and of Christ
meet Is in tho Golden Rule. Confucius
puts it negatively, to be sure: 'Do not do
to others what you would not wish them
to do to you.' Any one who will follow
that rule either way It Is phrased, will
be a thoroughly good mar. A good Chris
tian is a good Confucian, and a good Con
fucian is a good Christian.
"I do not believe that heaven is an
exclusive place. The advocates of vari
ous religions are All trying to make a
private park of it for their own adherents.
"Whatever heaven may be, I believe It is a
place for all good men, irrespective of
dogma. Confucius did not run away from
tho world, but did his duty in it. He
teaches men to be good for the sake of
good, and not. for any promise of reward
or through any threat of punishment.
The world is gradually coming to Confu
cius. One of the signs is the growth of
agnosticism. I will not say whether peo
ple are growing more callous or more civ
ilized, but they are no more terrified
when the terrors of the next world are
proclaimed from the pulpit"
FINISHED ITS FIFTH YEAR.
Worle of the American School of
Classical Studies In Rome.
NEW YORK, Dec 10. The American
School of Classical Studies in Rome has
Just finished its fifth and most prosperous
year, in review work. Last year there
were 14 students, including several col
lege instructors, while the present year
opens with an attendance of about 30.
The following colleges were represented:
Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Uni
versity of Chicago, University of Michi
gan, Deland Stanford, Jr., "Wcllesley, Bar
nard. University of "Wisconsin and "Wash
ington University, of St Louis. The ob
ject of the school Is to advance the study
of classical literature In its relation to
tho hlslory of classical, Etruscan and
Italian art and archaeology.
The work this year will be directed by
Richard Norton, who has been In the
field several years, whose specialty Is the
work on sites and museums; Professor
Francis A. Kelley, who is well known for
his 'translation of Dr. Man's "Book on
Pompeii," with other Instructors. Profes
sor Kelley is at present preparing a book
on Roman architecture. On account of
prohibitive measures taken by the Italian
Government no excavations have been
made by the school since Its first year,
when some work was done on the site
of the old Latin town of Norba-Norba,
near Rome. The school, however, alms
to encourage and assist original research
and exploration, and co-operate as far a
possible with the American School of
Classical Studies at Athens. Two fellow
ships are offered annually for competitive
Movement Begun by People of Okla
homa and Indian Territory.
SOUTH M'ALLISTER, I. T., Dec 10.
Three hundred and fifty delegates, equal
ly divided between Oklahoma and Indian
Territory, met here today in Joint conven
tion, pursuant to a call previously issued
for a delegate convention to take action
in the matter of single statehood; that is,
the formation of a single state from the
two territories. Organization was effect
ed and a permanent "single statehood
committee" of 20 members appointed. The
alms of the committee are opposed by two
elements those In Indian Territory who
oppose any statehood at all, or who favoi
two states, and those In Oklahoma who
favor the immediate admission of Okla
homa as one, the Indian Nations to be
added from time to time later.
NEW YORK. Dec 10. Miss Marguerite
Louise Post daughter of Mrs, William
Post was married to Lawrence J. Van
Alen, only son of James A. Van Alen
and a grandson of the late William Astor.
The ceremony was performed at the home
of the bride's mother, by Bishop Potter.
' F. Peter Dunne Recovering:.
CHICAGO. Dec 10. Finley Peter Dunne,
author of the "Dooley" papers, who has
been seriously ill with typhoid fever, is
progresslBg favorably toward recovery at
St Luke's hospital. The Crisis is now
-Stops the CoKRh and Works OtC the
Laxative Bromo-Qnlslzie Tablets euro a cold
la one day. N care, co pay. frlce, 2S centv
SAXTA FE OFFICIALS CIiAEK IT IS
Trains IJ-ntning Jiearly on Regular
Time Strikers Still Claim
They "Will "Win.
CHICAGO, Dec 10. Ofilclals of the
Santa Fe system claim that the telegraph
strike on their lines is practically over,
and point to the fact that almost with
out exception their passenger trains were
on time today, and that freight was being
handled in volume as great as before the
strike was inaugurated. Third Vice
President Barr, the official most active
in adjusting the operation of the road
during the strike, made the following
"We have all the men we want west
of Albuquerque, but are short from 250
to 300 men on the lines east of that point.
"Wo have been hunting men all day, and
at the present rate will have a. full com
plement within three days. The train due
here at 9:30 A. M. today was. the -only
train that was late, and that was but 20
minutes. On the average, our passenger
trains have reach Chicago as nearly on
time as though there was no. strike "We
are accepting aJL freight offered, and are
movfng most of it Frult-shlppers have
been notified of our ability to handle
shipments up to the capacity of our
equipment All of the Important offices
have been filled, and all through busi
ness is being handled by orders from
""We have no quarrel with the organ
ization known as the Order o Railroad
Telegraphers. Our fight is with the 'in
dividuals who went out Seventy-five per
cent of the men who refused to strike
were members of the order, and these
will be retained and -promoted. Those
who struck will not be re-engaged, al
though some who went back to work im
mediately will be retained."
Union pickets standing at the foot of
the elevators of the Great Northern
building were thrown out by Detectives
Smith and Cummlngs, of the PInkerton
Agency, after a couple of -wordy quarrels.
Smith told the three men that they must
not Interfere with men going up to the
Santa Fe Company's ofllces. The pickets
said they had as good a right to be
there as did the detectives. Smith there
upon sent up for his partner, and the"
two shoved the pickets into the street
The pickets had resorted only to the but
tonholing process to keep operators from
hiring to the company.
STATEMENT FROM STRIKERS.
Condition Said to Be Satisfactory
Forged Orde? Caused Confusion.
"WICHITA, Ktn., Dec 10. Chairman
James "W. Newman, of the Santa Fe sys
tem. Order of Railway Telegraphers,
made the following statement tonight:
"The situation on the Santa Fe tonight,
so far as the employes are concerned. Is
satisfactory. The telegram sent pver
the lino today In an effort to get the men
back has done us little or no injury, as
only a few resumed work, but we have
and are still making every possible ei
fort to reach all and tell them that It is
a forger, and as soon as they learn of
the contemptible trick played upon them
by the officials they will again go out and
stay out until ordered back by their local
chairman, who will be notified by me
when the strike is offr and another fake
of this character will be Impossible. "We
expect to have CO per cent of those now
working out within the next 24 hours,
and before the end of the week no one
will be working except the ofilclals, and
they will be unable to get trains over
the road. There has .been no change
since this morning, except we have 'been'
able to inluce some of those working to
quit The statement sent out by the of-.
ficlals that no strikers would be" re
employed'fs of "no force or'-consequence,
fdr there are not enough Idle telegraphers
in the country to fill our places, and the
company will be cdmpellcd to take them
all back, win or lbse, and they Tcnow and
realize this, and their action In sending
out the forged telegram is a vain "en
deavor to get theboy3 back, and taking
them back wherever the scheme worked
shows that they are not honest state
ments. That they are in the last ditch
and are making desperate efforts to keep
trains moving Is evidenced by their re
sort to forgery and In the use of offi
cials to fill vacant ofllces. "We are using
every honorable means; and will resort
to no underhand work or disreputable
methods to win the strike " '
"It is well that the general -public know
at this time that the Santa Fe Railway
is now running its trains by the red
boards, which are signals for train or
ders, without even stopping for a safety
clearance or order. This is a very dan
gerous proceeding, and will sooner1 or
later end in disaster.
"President Ripley, of tho Santa Fe, in
his statement today in regard to the
forged message, exonerates Mr. Mudge
from sending It out I do not claim that
Mr. Mudge originated the telegram, but
he was certainly aware that It was not
the truth -when he referred it to Vice
President Barr. He is In a position to
run the forgery down and find the guilty,
party, and until he does this the respon
sibility for the forgery will rest on tho
shoulders of the Santa Fe management
The report In today's papers that this
difficulty is likely to extend to the Mis
souri Pacific & San Francisco Is an error.
These roads are friendly to the operators,
and the only aid they can or will give
us will be financial, which they have
very generously offered us.
"Reports Just received from the local
chairmen on the system are as follows:
"The Southern California. Santa Fe Pa
cific. Valley line, Itto Grande., and New
Mexico divisions and the -Gulf, Colorado
& Santa Fe show that "we have more
than held our own today, for in a num
ber of instances men who have been
working struck and left the service The
result is that the condition is practically
the same as this morning. What we have
gained has been In some measure offset
on the Chicago and Eastern divisions "hy
the forged telegram, but we expect to
have all the men out again by tomorrow
"The statement In this morning's papers
which says that there are only 15 oper
ators on the Panhandle division is In line
with other misstatements. There are in
tho neighborhood of 50 on that dlv"sI6n,
and as they say there are only about six
men working, this shows the true pro
portion of the strikers on that division."
Mr. Newman, after making the above
statement, left for Newton, where an Im
portant meeting of the telegraphers and
officers of the Santa 'Fe system will be
held tomorrow. '
TOPEKA SHOPS OPENED.
Railroad Men Believe the Strike Is
Kcar an, End.
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec 10. The men In
the Santa Fe shops here went to work
as usual this morning. An order had
been Issued closing the shops as a result
of the strike The officials later decided
It to be useless for the shops to be "kept
closed, as they think the strike- will be"o
small proportions. General Manager
Mudge professes to be sanguine that the
strike Is at an end, and talks as follow-s
regarding the revocation ot the order for
closing the shops:
"The strike amounts to so little, and
the situation is so favorable that to shut
down tbe shops is not necessary. I told
Mr. Sanderson that such was the case,
and it was decided to open the shops as
usual. Mr. Sanderson sent for the men
in order to have a full force on hand in
"I never saw such a fizzle of-a strike
in all my experience." General Superin
tendent Ressguie stopped long enough
from his work at the key to remark. He
and General Manager Mudge have spent
most Of tbe day side by side in the tele-
graph department of the general office
performing the work of telegraph oper
ators. Mr. Ressguie said that the defec
tion of the operators seems to have been
strongest on the Oklahoma and "Western
C. G. Sholes, superintendent of tele
graph, says he Is receiving numerous ap
plications from outside telegraphers for
positions In answer to advertisements he
has Inserted in dally papers. He antici
pates little trouble in filling all the places
he has under his control
NUMBER OF MEN OUT.
OHelals Say Only 402 Are Out on.
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec 10. A statement
wa3. Issued from the general superintend
ent's office tonight giving the number
of striking men -at 402, distributed as fol
lows: On the Chicago division, 57 out of 141;
Eastern division, six out of 105; Oklaho
ma dlslvijion, 28 out of 37; middle division
(main line and Hutchinson branch), 24 out
of , 64; "Western Division. 66 out of ;
New Mexico, 20 put of 57; Rio Grande
three out of 23; Southern Kansas ana
Texas, two out of six.. Panhandle (main,
line), six out of 15; Southern .Kansas
(main line and Glrard branch), 17 out of
Tho. figures given out by the strikers
materially differ from the above L. C.
Bagley, local chairman of the Order of
Railway Telegraphers, made the follow
"We have information that all the reg
ular operators on the Chicago division aro
out, with only six nonunion men at work.
Other organizations are said to be willing
to join In. On the Eastern division, out
of 05 we havp 48. Here is where a fake
order was Issued, and our men, .therefore,
have not become convinced of our correct
position. The Oklahoma division is solid,
with all out but two. On the "Western
division. 72 out of 76 are out On the
New Mexico division, 50 out of 57 are out,
only three remain on'the Rio Grande di
vision, and six on the Southern Kansas
.division and branches."
The Strike in California
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec 10. The strike
of the telegraph operators on the Santa
Fe has extended to the San Francisco &
San Joaquin Valley road, but not over
one-third of the men went out After a
conference of the local committee, lasting
several hours. It Is reported the commit
tee left the question to the discretion ot
each operator. At the four - principal
points on the Valley road the men are
I still at their keys. These are Bakersfleld,
Stockton, Antioch and Point Richmond,
while the train dispatcher, who Is not in
cluded in the strike, is working at night
President Dolphin's Circular.
GALVESTON, Tex., Dec 10. President
Dolphin, of the Order of Railway Teleg
raphers, issued a circular today on the
strik&isltuatlon, which he telegraphed to
all operators, assuring them that success
would crown their efforts. He said there
is a freight congestion at "Wolf City, La
donia and other North Texas stations,
where he claims the Gulf, Colorado &
Santa Fe cannot handle the business. He
claims to have heard from opetators as
far "West as California and as far East
as Chicago, and that at least 95 per cent
of the operators on the Santa Fe system
' Xo Connectidn With the Strike.
CLEBURNE. Tex., Dec 10. Officials of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firdmen
state that the conference that has been
arranged with General Manager Polk, or
the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, Is not on
matters connected with the telegraphers'
strike, but has reference to their own
Strlkeri Return to Work.
ALBUQUERQUE. N. 'M.. Dec. 10-
Owlng to -th fact that nearly all the
striking operators on the Santa.Fe Pacific-
have returned' to work, the shops, 'which
were closed Saturday, resumed work this
morning with a full force.
INDEPENDENCE OF THE POP!
Archbishop's Ireland's Sermon
the Roman Question.
"WASHINGTON, Dec 10. Archbishop
Ireland, in a sermon preached at St
Patrick's Church in this city, reviewed
the question of the 'Independence ot the
Pope and prophesied that at no remote
day "the Italian people and Christendom
at largo would give back to the Papacy
I Its wonted dignity and liberty." The dis
cussion of what is Known as uie Koman
question was especially significant, as
the Archbishop during tbe latters recent
visit to Rome talked at length with the
Pope The Archbishop referred to- the
Pope as a prisoner in the Vatican, volun
tary In that no physical force prevents
his leaving Its precincts and. Involuntary
In that he could not get beyond the .Vati
can without impairing his dignity as Pon
tiff and without seeming to accept the
situation created 'for him by the entrance;
into Rome of troops of the Italian Gov
ernment He said the Catholic Church Is
a "divinely created organization," deriv
ing directly from Christ its mission and
all the rights which are needed that It I
may live and work; Its life and mission
are expressed in Its supreme chief,., the
successor of Peter, and to him belong in
a pre-empt manner'all the rights Inherent
in the church, and whose possession is
needed for fulfillment of Its mission and
work willed by Christ Hence the Pon
tiff's right to Independence,- and as a con
sequence to temporal sovereignty. The
"If the Pope Is a civil subject of an
authority outside of himself, he has not
the necessary freedom; the ruler of gov-
I- eminent would Interfere, making laws im
pairing his freedom of action or strive to
impose methods more serviceable to the
state- than the church. The Pontiff's
words mu3t hear no possible suspicion
that they were Imposed by men who have
no authority in things m6ral and spirit
ual. If the sovereign Pontiff be the sub
ject of the King of Italy, what guarantee
is there for other peoples and other rulers
that whether through, fear or favor Ital
ian influences have not penetrated into
the Vatican andthat Italian Interests- are
not to be served? The peril of national
Jealousies would bo the greater were the
foreign countries at the time warring
with the King of Italy. "We, In America,
ore willing Indeed to hearken to the words
of Peter, but it must be plain that they
ore not the words of a foreign ruler
whose sole purpose Is the interest of a
foreign nationality of the church. The
sole effective guarantee of Independence
for the Pontiff is temporal sovereignty,
which marks for him sufficient space on
earth upon which he may work In fulfill
ment of his mission with all the inde
pendence he needs."
Result of Bradford's Inspection.
WASHINGTON, Dec. lO.-Sear-Admiral
Bradford, Chief of the Equipment Bureau,
has returned to Washington from an in
spection of the Pacific Coast naval es
tablishments. He will embody the results
In a report to Secretary Long, treating
of the needs of the Bremerton naval sta
tion in the matter of an enlarged equip
ment plant; of the propriety ot utilizing
Mission Rock, in San Francisco harbor,
as a coaling station, and of the acquire
ment of a park, at the military-reservation
at San Diego, also for use as a coal
PILES CURED "WITHOUT THE KXIFE
Itchtns, Buna. Bieamg or Protrufitns Plies.
No Cure. No Pay. AU drugsista are anthor
lxed by the manufacturers of Pazo Oint
ment to refund tbe money where It falls to cure
any cse of piles, no matter of how Icnitand
lnp. Cures ordinary cases In six days, tho
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EXPLOSION , IN A TUNNEL
FOUR MEN 1.0 ST THEIR XiIYXS AT
Accident, Walea Was la the Unlora
Fajclac Cat-Off, "Was CaaseA by aat
AccHsaalatiea ot Gas.
ASPEN, "Wyo-., Dec. 10. A disastrous
gas jexploslon occurred today In the new
railroad tunnel by which- four- men lost
their lives and several others were In
jured. The tunnel Is being built on the
cut-off of the Union Pacific Railroad be
tween Aspen and Hilllard. The explosion
was caused- by the accumulation of gas.
The killed are:
David Land, Ceredo, "W. Va,
Mlke-Vollnogle, Joplln, Mto.
Mike Lynchl4 residence unknown.
John Shoemaker, California.
The Injured are: John "Ward, foreman;
Lawrence Early and Dan Schofleld, la
borers, not seriously. Three other labor-J
ers were slightly hurt
The Coroner's verdict Is "unavoidable
accident" Twenty of the men were at
work at the tlhie of tho explosion. It Is
not known what Ignited the gas. Electric
lights are used throughout the tunnel.
PHILIPPINE PATROL FLEET
Five Vessels to Be-Sent to the Isl
ands. NEW YORK, Dec 10. Five little cockle
shells from the Navy are to travel more
than 13,000 miles to the Philippines. The
flagship ot this mosquito fleet will be
the gunboat Ann&poiy and her consorts
will be the gunboat Vicksburg, the con
verted yacht Frolic and the tugboats
"Wompatuck and Plscataqua. They are
to be sent in response to the request ot
Rear Admiral Remey for small vessels
to do patrol duty In the Philippines. They
will be examined this week by a board
of inspection, and if their condition is
satisfactory orders to sail will be issued
at once. Cpmminder Karl Rohrer will
be the senior officer. He and his ship
are at Hampton Roads, which is the
rendezvous, and the other vessels will
Join the Annapolis in a week. The cruise
will be one of the most Interesting in the
history of the' haval service Vessels
of tho size of the Wompatuck; the Pls
cataqua and the Frolic have never made
so long a Journey.
The Annapolis and the Vicksburg are
of 1000 tons displacement They lise sail
a -well as steam. The Plscataqua, for
merly the W H. Brown, Is an ocean
going tug of 631 tons, for which the Gov
ernment paid $150,000 at the outbreak of
the recent war. She carries a battery
of six rapid-fire guns. The Wompatuck
is also an ocean-gqlng tug of 462 tons, and
was known 83 the Atlas before the Gov
ernment paid $64,000 for her in 19S. She
carries two rapid-fire guns, and made a
name for herself during the war by her
work In the cable-cutting expeditions off
Santiago and Guantanamo. The Frolic
is a craft of 07 tons, and was formerly
the pleasure yacht Commancho, owned
by H. M. Hanna. a brother of Senator
Hanna. When the Government bought
her she was In Lake Erie, and she was
brought down and fitted with a battery
of four rapid-fire gurts.
With tho exception of the Wompatuck,
these vessels are at the rendezvous or on
their way there The Wompatuck was
to have sailed yesterday from the Brook
lyn Navy Yard, but if was discovered that
her rigging needed slight repairs, which
will be made this morning. Lieutenant
Commander F. H. Sherman, who Is to
command her, will probably take her td
sea this afternoon. Lieutenant-Commander
Sherman an .Ensign Louis Shane will
be the only officers on board- the Wompa
tuck, and it will mean 12 hours' work a
day lor -each -of them while theraft ia
at sea. ' "' "
The ltmtted"coal -capacity of these ves
sels presented adlfnculty, but this was
overcome' by taking the Southern route
where frequent stops for coal can be
made. TheJInerary marked out Is from
Hampton Rpauso the Bermudas, to San
Juan, "POrto Rico; to Barbadoes, then
across the Atlantic to the Azores; to Gi
braltar, and then" through the Mediter
ranean, stopping" at small ports along the
European Coast; through the Suez Canal
and to Manila. Thdro Commander Rohrer
will report to Admiral Remey.
It Is understood that the gOnboat To
peka, which Is now at Naples, will Join
the mosquito fleet in the Mediterranean.
ARRIVAL OF THE HANCOCK.
Large Number of Sick and Dis
charged Soldiers Return.
SAN FRANCISCO, .Dec 10. The United
States transport Hancock arrrted today
from Manila via Nagasaki with her flags
at halt mast She left Manila with 353
enlisted eick and discharged soldiers and
civilians. At "Nagasaki, the body ot Cor
poral Victor J. Llndermann, of the Third
Artillery, was transferred from the hos
pital ship Relief.
On the voyage from Nagasaki, 10 3ick
soldiers died. They were: Corporal Hi
ram E. wuuams, Thirty-fifth mrantry,
transferred from the Relief; Private John
Valentine, Forty-sixth Infantry; Thomas
Kincade, Forty-seventh Infantry; James
F. Keene. Fortieth Infantry; John A.
Mortonr Thlrty-eeventh Infantry; A. K.
Clausen, Fotty-second Infantry; Corporal
John H. Dennis, Twenty-fifth Infantry;
Privates Morris R. Roberts, Thirty-seventh
Infantry; John Whaley, Thirty
sixth Infantry; Thomas J. Moran, Nine
teenth Infantry. Private Clausen, for
whom there seemed little hope of re
covery, cut an artery In his wrist and
died two days later. Of the sick men
there are over 00, and they will be re
moved from the Hancock tomorrow un
der the direction of Major Gibson, chief
surgeon of" the transport service. They
will ba accommodated at the Presldjo
All the bodies the Hancock had taken
from Honolulu and Guam were trans
ferred at Manila to the Thomas and Grant
and others of the transport fleet The
Grant, now on her way here, has about
250 bodies on board.
Deaths 1& the Philippines.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. General Mac
Arthur, at Manila, today sent the follow
ing death list:
Dysentery Eighth Infantry, Michael
Welch; Second Infantry, Henry Walde
schmldt; Thirty-third Infantry, Owen
Rellly; Forty-seventh Infantry, Henry
Sdlclde Thirty-second Infantry; Leroy
Taylor; Third Cavalry, Alfred Hartley;
Nineteenth Infnatry, Sergeant John Dud
ley. Wounds received In action Thirty-sixth
Infantry, Uirlc Jeausseme; Twelfth In
fantry, John Ritchej; Twenty-second In
fantry, William Dold.
Variola Forty-fourth Infantry, William
K. Hardin; Fourth Infantry, Grant Lati
mer.' Killed by comrade Forty-ninth Infant
ry, Sergeant George" Glvens.
jailed, by sentry by mistake Shane
Drowned First Cavalry, Vincent Zelatl
nicki Typhoid fever Forty-second Infantry,
Henry G. Sullivan-
Uraemia Thirty-fourth Infantry, Isaac
Chloroform, narcosis Seventeenth In
fantry, Charles M. Stinnet
Tuberculosis Forty-tighth Infantry,
General MacArthur says that the an
nouncement In his telegram of October 4
of the death, of John Dean. Forty-seVenth
Infantry, was a mistake. It should have
heen Corporal John A. Dolan, Company
C, Thirty-seventh Infantry.
Absconder Located la. Mexico. ,
NEW YORK, Dec. lit Toe World rayst,
"Lewis G. Tewksbury, stock broker.
horseman and man-about-town, who dis
appeared from his offices in this city June
23 last, leaving creditors vainly looking
for sums estimated at $500,000 intrusted
to his care, is doing a-thriving business In
the City of Mexico, where he is living in
prominence under an assumed name and
enjoying the friendship of the officials in
the City of Mexico.'.'
A DIPLOMATIC VICTORY.
Germany Humiliated by Hay's Suc
cess in Oalna.
BERLIN, Dec". 10. It is now dawning
upon the German press and public that
Mr. HUy, the American Secretary of State,
has secured an out-and-out diplomatic
victory In obliging the powers, Germany
included, to yield to his arguments in
favor of more moderate terms in the pre
liminary Joint "note to the Chinese Peace
Plenipotentiaries. This clearly defined de
feat Is especially bitter here, because Em
percr William had set his heart on im
posing the most humiliating conditions
upon the Chinese, and thus emphasizing
Germany's power in their eyes.
The War Office has received the follow
ing from Count von Waldersee, dated Pe
kin, December 9:
"The International cominlttee for the ad
ministration of Pekln will meet tomorrow
under the presidency of Colonel Baron
Gayl. The Guendell column, which was
left at Shan Hal Kwan, reached the Dis
trict of Yen TIno Tstn. Ave "days' march
east of Pekln, December 7, and is now on
Its way back to the capital?
Count von Waldersee telegraphed from.
Pekln, under date of December , that
the two detachments of troops from Tien
TbIh, commanded by Colonel Loreschelt
and Mdjor Falkenheln, which had been
proceeding against a considerable force
of Chinese regulars who had taken up a
position at -Tsang Chou," 95 kilometers
southward ot Tien Tsin, have occupied
the dace without opposition, and that
the columns are returning to Tien Tsin.
Earl El"i "Secretary Arrested.
LONDON, Dec. 10. A special rrom
Shanghai announces that. LI Hung
Chang's Manchu secretary. Yoko, has
been arrested by order of Field Marshal
Count von Waldersee, on the charge of
communicating with the Boxers.
A GLOOMY VIEW.
of Commercial Depression
Ahead of Germany.
BERLIN, Dec. 10. In the Reichstag to
day, during the debate on the estimates,
the Secretary of the Imperial- Treasury,
Baron von Thlelmann, took a decidedly
cloomv view of the economic system in
Germany. .He .said .the system had been
undergoing a radical change since Sum
mer, and people must be prepared for a
number of years to see a gradual shrink
age Ot the Inflated condition. The, decline,
however, would not take the. form of a
general financial crash, as jn 1S73. This
period of diminished trade could not .pass
without affecting the imperial budget.
Therefore It wa3 necessary to strengthen
the reserves of the Treasury.
In regard to the abolition of the sugar
bounties, the Secretary said that the ne
gotiations betwegn Austria, France and
Germany were not concluded, but "the?
would probably provide a basis for defi
nite agreements. The Secretary also an
nounced that a bill taxing sparkling
wines would shortly be presented, and
that another bill taxing saccharine was
In course of preparation. In JS01. said
the Secretary, an increased expenditure
of 53,000,000 marks must be provided for,
ConsequentljVthe transfer of surplus rev
enues to the federal states would cease.
A general survey xf the present esti
mates afforded,, the Secretary remarked, a
decidedly more displeasing picture than
ast Vear.s , - . 1
CASE GOES TO THE JURY '
. ; J t - j, - .
Jessie 3prrIson's F.aie"'lir Sporti Be
ELDORADO, Kan., Dec 10, When Jes
sle Morrison entered the courtroom this
mornlnz it was to hear the last argu
ment in her defense for the murder of
Mrs. Castle. A. L. Redden, the prison
er's leading counsel, in a forceful address
to the jury, pleaded for' the release of
Miss Morrison,' declaring that the cuts
sho Inflicted Upon the bride of a week
were done in selfdef ense. ' Captain Joseph
Waters followed for the state, and de
manded that a verdict of murder in the
flrst degree he giyen. A. L. Redden con
tinued his argument at the afternoon ses
sion. There was in the courtroom the
t largest crowd that it had ever held. Pco-
f pie were standing on every foot of the
floor and men and women had climbed
up to the window-sills. There was not
a vacant spot within the irjclosure for
lawyers; Women, as Usual, were in the
majority. Miss Morrison appeared In a
f different hat and Jacket and had bedecked
herself with rosea.
Judge Redden finished his argument to
night, after having spoken seven and a
half hours. He was 'followed by Captain
Joseph Waters, who made the closing ar
gument for the state. He made an elo
quent plea, and spoke four hours. At-the
conclusion of the arguments, Judge Shlnn
Instructed the Jury not to "begin its de
liberations till tomorrow morning. Court
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News From Ecuador.
GUAYAQUIL. Ecuador, Dec. 10. Gen
eral Leonldas Pa2as. a candidate for the
Presidency of Ecuador, has arrived here.
He was welcomed here by the cltUens
The United States Minister to Ecuador,
Archibald J. Sampson, Is on his way to
this city. So also is Dr. Feliclssimo Lo
pez, formerly the Ecuadorian Consul-General
In New York, who went to Caracas
as the special envoy 6f Ecuador.
California Marriage Decision.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10 -Judge Trou',
ot the Superior Court, today handed in
an important decision In the case of Ab-
ble Rosewood, claimant, in the matter of
the estate of Joseph M-. Wood, deceased.
According to the finding of the cojirt,
marriages that are licensed at Reno or
other cities over the California border,
occurring before the exporatiOn Ot one year
Its cause exists in -the blood, In what
causes Inflammation of the mucous mem
It is therefore impossible to cure it by
It Is positively dangerous to neglect It,
because.lt always affects the stomach and
deranges theenoral -health, and is likely
to develop Into consumption. .
It is radicallyand permanently cured by
Hood's Sarsaparijla which, removes the
cause, cleanses the blood of scrofulous and
all .other impurities and gives vigor and
tone to the whole system.
The voluntary testimonial of R. Loira,
California Junction, Iowa, is oneof thous
1 Bads' equally good. It reads?" "I had
catarrh in the head three years, lost my
appetite and could not sleep. My head
pained me and" I -felt bad all over. I was
discouraged. I began taking Hood's Sar
zaparflla and now have a good appetite,
sleep well, and haTe no symptoms of
promises to core and ktey the-prosalc.
I Accept no substitute.
after divorce proceedings have taken
3lace lu California, are not" valid. Tho
decision Is very Important Inasmuch a3 It
affects the marriage of a number of per
sons who have gone across the border to
Nevada to evade the California divorce
For Yellowstone Improvements.
CHICAGO, Dec 10. A special to the
Chronicle from Sioux City, la., says:
Captain H. M. Chittenden, of the Corps
ot Engineers, U. S. A., departed last night
for Washington to appear before the
Congressional committee on appropria
tions to urge the necessity of an allow
ance of $150,000 for the continuation ot
the work ot building the roads and
bridges in Yellowstone Park. Captain
Chittenden is in charge of this Work, and
during the last ear has spent much of
his. time there- He took photographs,
maps and drawings of Improvements to
demonstrate his claim to-the committee.
Thls is the largest amount eier asked of
Congress at one time for Yellowstone
Statement by Boos' Father.
NEW YORK. Dec 10. William H. Booz,
father of Oscar L. Boqz. whose death Is
attributed to hazing by fellow cadets at
the West Point Military Academy,, is pre
paring a statement which Is to be pre
sented to Congress and the War Depart
ment, says a Bristol, Pa., dispatch to the
World. The statement will be turned
over; to Congressman Wagner, and he will
be asked to bring about a thorough Inves
tigation of the charge that young Booz
was cruelly treated. In the document will
be the details of the hazing told by the
dead cadet, extracts of letters received
from him by his family, and also names
uttered by him In his delirium.
Mexican Village Inundated.
CHICAGO, Dec 10. A special to the
Record from Guadalajara. Mex., says:
The mountain districts of the States ot
Jalasco and Guerrero have been imperiled
by v continuous tcrre'nts of rain during
several days. The rivers and smaller
streams have overflowed their banks and
destroyed much valuable property. In the
Mlahautepec districts, State ot Guerrero,
several small villages were Inundated and
many houses were sw ept away. Hundreds
of cattle were drowned.
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