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VOL. XLI. NO. 12,761.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1901.
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Square-Rigged Vessel Ashore.
CHATHAM, Mass., Nov. 4. A square
rigged vessel was sighted ashore on Hand
kerchief Shoal at 10 o'clock tonight Cap
tain Eldrldge and his crew from Monomoy
immediately put out In the lifeboat No
word Is likely to come from the vessel
until daylight. The crew are In no Im
mediate danger. v
Thirteen -Bengal Lancers Killed.
SIMLA, Nov. i. A detachment of 32
Bengal Lancers, who were escorting, a
surveying party, were attacked yester
day by Mahsuds. Thirteen of the lancers
were killed. Some of the Mahsuds were
BIG ODDS ON LOW
Bets of 10 to 7 That He Will
Be Elected in New York.
FUSIONISTS BANK ON CITY
Democrats Are Believed to Have
Slightly the Better of the Fight
for County Officials, With" the
Exception of Van Wyck.
NEW. YORK, Nov. 4. At midnight to
night, six hours before the opening of the
polls, both sides in the municipal contest
were claiming the victory. The most
strenuous talk canfe from the fusion lead
ers, who were more 'In evidence at their
headquarters than were the Democrats
at theirs. The latter, after the distribu
tion of campaign funds in the afternoon,
hurried to their several election precincts
to give their last orders to their follow
ers. John A. Mason, of the Shepard head
quarters, said he felt confident of the re
sult, and placed the Democratic candi
date's majority at 40,000. During the late
afternoon Seth Low, the fusion candidate,
at his own headquarters, said: "I think
'things could not look more rosy," and
added: "This has been a most interesting
campaign. The fight is now over, and,
no matter who Is elected, I am sure the
city will profit by the agitation of the
questions which have been the main is
sues of the campaign."
Robert C. Morris, chairman of the Re
publican campaign committee, stuck to
his estimate of 70,000 for Low.
Edward M. Shepard said this evening
that he had no particular statement to
make, and nothing to say of the cam
paign, beyond what he had already said,
and no issues to discuss further than he
had already discussed them.
Betting in Favor of Low.
If the betting upon the result is any in
dication as to what the count of the bal
lots will show, the fusion candidates seem
to have the better of it by a shade. Late
tonight, wagers were laid at 10 to 7 on
Low and the rest of the city ticket. There
is not the same confidence on the fusion
side on the county ticket, and predictions
are made that all the candidates on the
Democratic county ticket will be elected
with the possible exception of Robert A.
Van Wyck for Justice of the Supreme
Court, who has had to beat the brunt of
the attack, and Henry W. Unger for Dis
trict Attorney. Possibly on account of
the whirlwind campaign he has made,
William Travers Jerome, fusion candidate
for District Attorney, was getting the ben
efit of' predictions that" he would run
ahead of his ticket, but the betting odds
Richard Croker and John F Carroll
lata tonight were positive of the. election
of the entire- -Democratic city and. county
tickets. Mr. Croker also declared that
Klngs County would go Democratic, while
Lieutenant-Governor Woodruff and Otto
Kemptner talked of 10,000 and 25,000, re
spectively, for the fusion candidates In
that county. The estimates upon the
Brooklyn vote were the one discouraging
feature In the fusion camp. The biggest
estimates made by the fuslonlsts are
based on a 25,000 majority for the fusion
ticket in Brooklyn. None of the fusion
leaders agree upon ths majority that the
ticket will have In Manhattan and the
Brooklyn Vote 'Will Be Close.
At the Democratic Club tonight, Brook
lyn was claimed for Shepard and the
Democratic ticket by C000 majority;
Queens County was claimed by 1500 ma
jority and Richmond by 1000, making the
total majority claimed by the Democratic
Club 49,733. Notwithstanding the claims
of the Democrats and those of the fuslon
lsts, the election will likely be a very
close one. Both sides are counting upon
the Independent voters. Superintendent
McCullagh addressed another letter today
to Police Commissioner Murphy, In which
he furnished a long list of election pre
cincts In which he asserted frauds would
be attempted. Mr. McCullagh told Mr.
Murphy when the state deputies made
arrests tomorrow the persons arrested
would be turned over to the policemen at
the polls, and Mr. Murphy was requested
In the letter to issue orders to the police
to at once take such prisoners to the
nearest magistrate. There was a feeling
of fear tonight that before election day
was over there would be frequent clashes
between the state deputies and the po
lice. Following the time-honored custom, the
district leaders of Tammany gathered at
Tammany Hall today and received the
money for the payment of poll-watchBrs,
and tp meet the other expenses incidental
to the election tomorrow. It was stated
on good authority that $700,000 or $S00,000
was set aside for the purpose, and that
about $500,000 of this money was disbursed
during the day. It was said about $250,000
was sent to Brooklyn to help the organi
Betting Is nt Various Odds on the Re
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 4. Advices from
different parts of 'Ohio indicate great In
terest In doubtful counties In the contest
for members of the Legislature. Senators
Foraker and Hanna are vitally Interested
In the legislative contests, and both have
appeared repeatedly on the same plat
form In their campaign for both the state
and the legislative tickets. Both sides
tonight repeat their previous claims. The
betting Is at various odds on the Repub
licans, and mostly on the size of the plu
rality The most spirited betting is on
the legislative results In Cuyahoga,
Franklin and other doubtful counties.
Cold weather continues over the state.
The falling off In the registration In the
larger cities, the unusually indefinite in
dications of the poll books and the general
lack of interest have put the leaders to
thinking. The Republicans fear that tho
small vote may reduce the pluralities they
expected on the state ticket and probably
make the result m the Legislature close
on Joint ballot for Senator. The Demo
crats are depending on their opponents
being the greater sufferers In the shortage
In the vote. They say the Republicans
are having trouble In all of the larger
cities on which they depend for their plu
ralities and that the rural districts are
Democratic and not disturbed by local
differences, as are the cities. Local af
fairs enter into the election tomorrow
more than usually. Besides a full state
ticket and members of tho Legislature,
there are full county tickets.
In his last appeal to voters today Chair
man Dick, of the Republican state com
mlttee, repeated the keynote of standing
by the principles of McKlnley and sup
porting President Roosevelt In carrying
out the same. Chairman Dick predicts
a larger Republican plurality than two
years ago, and a majority of U Senators
and 30 Representatives, or 41 on Joint bal-
1 lot, If a full vote is cast Secretary Gil-
Ham and Colonel W. A. Taylor estimate
the reverse, and Taylor gives figures on a
peculiar system of percentages In the
shortage of the vote.
Republicans Are Confident They
Have the Better of the Fight.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 4. On the eve of
election in this state, both parties proress
to have the better of the situation, but
the leaders refuse to give any figures. A
State Controller and &y Clerk of the Court
of Appeals are the only state officers to
be chosen, and most Interest attaches to
the election of a Legislature, which will
chose a United States Senator to succeed
Oeorge Wellington, who was chosen as a
Republican, and "whose term will expire
March 4, 1903.
The campaign, which Is the shortest on
record, was marked by an apathy on the
part of the voters that has puzzled the
leaders of both parties and left the re
sult much in doubt In Baltimore City,
especially, the situation Is anything but
clear. The Republican managers say they
will elect the city ticket, and will carry
all three legislative districts. They count
upon a large independent vq,te for their
ticket. The Democrats 6ay their city
ticket is safe, and that they will elect their
legislative tickets, in two districts. In the
counties, the outcome is also exceedingly
t CENTRAL FIGURE IN THE
JUSTiCB-WTLTiIAM TRAVERS JTEROME, CANDIDATE FOR'dIS
NEW YORK, Nov. 4. Tho central figure In the New York campaign la Justice
William Traverse Jerome, and the nominee on the reform ticket' for District At
torney. It was Justice Jerome vho originated the slogan4 of police corruption of the
ticket which Seth J-ow heads fqr Mayor. Jusilco Jerome was one of the foremoat
of the crusaders in New York against vice, and often chopped hl3 way into
poolrooms, gambling-houses and the like. He is a fearle.s official, and has the
reputation of being strictly honest. It was he who raised the cry and hue against
Police Commissioner Devery,, and made that, official's seat most uncomfortable,
.even if he did not cause his removal. With Low and Jerome In power, Mr.
De'ery's official career will be closed In a very short time.
doubtful. The Democrats unquestionably
believe that they will carry several of the
counties heretofore considered hopelessly
Republican, and this belief Is largely
based upon the expectation that the new
arrangement of the ballot will dis-fran-chise
the greater part of the Illiterate
colored voters.. Republican leaders from
the counties assert that they have suc
ceeded In drilling their vote and that their
loss will be very small. Nobody has yet
been able to forecast the exact effect of
the- new "ballot law, and each side says
that the other will suffer most heavily
through its operation. Both sides appear
tp be equally as confident, and only the
counting of the votes can decide between
the rival claimants. The counting of the
ballots this year will be much more dif
ficult than formerly, and It Is doubtful
whether the complete returns will be in
until Wednesday afternoon.
Late Advices Enable Republicans to
uue incir B.H.U.UIV..
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4. The leaders
of both the Republican and fusion parties
tonight reiterate their claim that their re-
spectlve candidates will carry the state. ' tabllshments and commercial and Indus
Chairman Reeder, of the Republican . trial enterprises had been the object He
party, said tonight that late advices re- added:
ceived from western and northwestern "Unless Parliament arrests our action,
counties enable him to raise his former the government wishes to show that
estimate. He now says that Harris and France, after exemplary patience, hus
Potter, the Republican candidates respect- ' other things to oppose to the long ami
lvely for State Treasurer and Supreme persistent refusals to do justice, than
Court Justice, will have nearer 110,000 than ' simple observations. The government will
100.000 majority. Chairman Creasy, of only present to the Porte demands which
the Democratic State Committee, declined
to give figures, but confidently predicted
the election of Cray and Yerkes, the fu
slonlst candidates for State Treasurer and
Justice of the Supreme Court. He saldj
I can conscientiously say that Corey
and Yerkes will be elected. Two-thirds
, .w ,, i nr h QtntP. win ,riv i-
lorltien for them " I M Delcasse said also that the appeat-
Chairman Ritter, of tho Union party. " ff"CJ? "UlS. ff ' T""!
aiso maintains that Corey and Yerkes ; ao ha "YeL A,mf f
1, . i.f.in,.0 ti ooo ,., .. 1 1 ' France has not frogotten the protection
will be victorious He ? J she owed the Christians, and the latter
come to Philadelphia with at .least &0,u00 , understand. It was true that the reform
"S' u ? . Philadelphia , pron)lsed the Armenians had not been
might give a majority for the fusion can- , ecutcd. that the Armenians had too
dldatcs. . ... ,,,. often been tho victims of unpunished out-
Chalrman Miles, of the Republican City rages and that oppressIon ais0 rcigned
Committee, claims a majority for the In Macedonia and In old Servia. The
Republican state ticket of over 50,000, and , French Government had put forth every
the same figure for Weaver, candidate for j effort to restoro justice and peace, but
District Attorney. Franco was not alone bound by tho
The Municipal League is predicting the treaty of Berlin. The Chamber could
election of Rothermel, fusion candidate , rest assured that the government would
for District Attorney, by from 10.000 to , never forget Its duties to humanity. But,
20,000 over Weaver, and also predicts a it must first of all remember Its duty to
majority in the city for tho state fusion France. Tho Foreign Minister's state
ticket ' j ments were greeted with applause.
M. Sembat was not satisfied with M
Delcasse's statement, and moved that the
Chamber, convinced that France would
fall in her duty If -she- did not protect
the Armenians In an effectual manner, re-
DES MOINES, la., Nov. 4. A. B. Cum- I solve that tho soevrnment facilitate thla
mins, Republican candidate" for Governor, i protection by an agreement between the
closed his campaign at a large meeting In pojyersj, TlT
the Auditorium here today. John Brier.
in charge of the literary bureau of the
Republican State Committee, said today
that the heavy snow throughout Iowa
would increase the Republican vote 10,000
by driving the. farmers from' the cornfields,
(Concluded on Second Page.) '
SEIZED BY FRENCH
Control of Turkish Revenues
at Smyrna Lost to Sultan,
ADMIRAL CAILLARD HEARD FROM
French Konse of Deputies Sustained
the Action of the Government
Against Turkey by a Decis
ive Vote. "
LONDON, Nov- 5. The Paris, corre
pondent of the Dally Mall says he under
stands that dispatches have been received
at the French capital announcing that
Admiral Caillard's division of the Medlter-
NEW YORK CAMPAIGN.
ranean squadron had arrived at Smyrna
and seized the customs.
Deputies Approve of Action of Gov
ernment by a Vote of 4 to 1.
PARIS, Nov. 4. After a speech deliv
ered by the Foreign Minister, M. De'l
casse, today, the Chamber of Deputies
sustained, by a vote of 305 to 77, the Gov
ernment's action towards Turkey. ,
M. Sembat, Radical Socialist, inter
preted the government on the dispute,
criticising the action taken as being for
a material end, and contending that
France ought to have intervened at tho
time of the Armenian massacres.
The Foreign minister, M. Delcasse, re
plied that France's patience was exhaust
ed by the Porte's breaking Its own prom
ises. France, In the present difficulty.
'"" " , Vi . tZ eIery"
body would agree that this effort on
th rt t Franee OI1ht at ,, tn ,
to put an end to the annoyance and un
just treatment of which French workers
In the Orient, scholastic and hospital es-
are in conformity with Its conscience,
and which can be sustained in perfect
tranquility of mind before tho whole
world. Our rights are certain, and no
body will dispute them. Our action Is
legitimate, and nobody can take umbrage
. at - "r pauenco nas oeen long.
so our action must be more resolute."
A" r'cullBl- ox- "amBtn-nusseuu, men
rose and said that M. Delcasse's declara
tions showed that the government's task
was heavj; and complicated. As the gov
ernment d'oslred respect for the Interests
of its fellow-citizens, so It intended to
defend tho patrimony of moral Interests
devolving on France. It needed the con-
fidence of the Chamber In order to ac
complish Its task.
M. Sembat's motion was rejected by
394 to 75 votes.
M. Castenct then moved that the Cham
ber, confident that the government
would enforce respect for the Interests
and honor of France, pas3 to the order of
Prior to tho debate on the Turkish in
cident, M. Berry asked leave to Inter
pellate the government regarding the
measures It proposed to take la accord
ance with other governments to call
upon the British Government to removd
the women and children in the South
African concentration camps to healthful
districts. M. Deschanel, president of the
Chamber, remarked yiat It would be
difficult to Interpellate the French Gov
ernment for the acts of the British Gov
ernment After a brief discussion, dur
ing which M. Mlllevoye was called to
order for speaking of Mr. Chamberlain,
the British Colonial Secretary, as a cow
ard and an assassin, the Chamber decided
to debate M. Berry's Interpellation at a
Turkey Holds England Should Help.
PARIS, Nov. 5. "The Porte asked
Great Britain," says the Constantinople
correspondent of the Echo de Paris', "to
fulfill the terms of the convention of 1878,
whereby, In exchange for the Island of
Cyprus, Great Britain guaranteed the in
tegrity of the Sultan's Asiatic possessions.
The Porte holds that under this conven
tion Great Britain should protect Asiatic
Turkey against attack by France, and
suggests that Great Britain should send
a squadron to the Levant for that pur
pose." To Join Caillard's Fleet.
NEW YORK, Nov. 4. According to the
Herald's Paris correspondent the French
cruiser Admiral Charner, which had been
awaiting instructions at Port Said since
Thursday, has left, ostensibly for Toulon,
but it Is thought possible she has really
gone to join Admiral Caillard's squadron.
French Dispatch -Boat at Syria.
PARIS, Nov. 5. According to the
Athens correspondent of the Journal, a
French dispatch boat arrived yesterday
(Monday) at Syria, capital of the island
of Syria, to get a number of dispatches
that were waiting at the telegraph
Action of Government Sustained.
PARIS, Nov. 4. After a speech deliv
ered by the Foreign Minister, M. Del
casse, today, the Chamber of Deputies
sustained by a vote of 305 to 77 the gov
ernment's action towards Turkey.
To Be Made Prince of Wales.
LONDON, Nov. 5. It Is announced that
the Duke of Cornwall and York will
shortly receive the title of Prince of
CALLED ON SECRETARY HAY
Lord Pauncefote Is Ready to Begin
Work on the New Canal Treaty.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. Lord Paunce
fote, the British Ambassador, called upon
tion. In England and his readiness to 'un
dertake at ones the conclusion of the new
Hay-Pauricefote treaty. The Interview
lasted about half an hour. Many topics
were touched upon besides the treaty,
which was not given particular considera
tion today, the conversation on that point
being rather preliminary to the beginning
of the treaty drafting. Lord Pauncefote
did not bring with him to the State De
partment a copy of the proposed conven
tion. In fact, this document does not ex
ist as such, for, although the principal
points of the ireaty have been agreed
upon between the two principals, they
have yet to be transferred from proto
cols Into a formal treaty. This work of
transference will begin In about a week,
according to the present expectation, and
It Is probable the new treaty will be In
shape for submission to the SenatS Imme
diately after that body convenes, next
Supreme Court Cnse Advanced.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. Chief Justice
Fuller, In the United States Supreme
Court today, announced that the case of
Henrietta Hoffeld, administratrix, vs. the
United States, would be advanced on the
docket and would be heard on April 14.
This case Involves the legality of the act
of Congress of June 16, 1SS0, providing
for the repayment by the Government of
fees paid In land entries by soldiers and
sailors in case3 in which the entries
proved void. This case is one of a large
class, and a considerable sum of money Is
involved In Its determination.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
Beta In New York are 10 to 7 on Low's elec
tion. Paze 1.
Bad weather may reduce Republican majerlty
In Ohio. Page 1.
President Roosevelt en route to Oyster Bay to
vote. Page 2.
Admiral Caillard's fleet arrives at Smyrna, and
seizes Turkish customs. Page 1.
French House of Deputies sustains action of
government. Page 1.
London had one of the heaviest foes In years.
Brigands are to find out whether Miss Stone Is
alive. Page 3.
Hanna began his argument In the Schley case.
Lord Pauncefote Is ready to begin work on the
canal treaty. Page 1.
Settlement of the dispute over Northern Pa
cific Is said to have been reached. Page 3.
Trial besrun at Seattle of John Consldlne,
charged with murder of Meredith. Page 1.
Coal or gas believed to be burning underground
near Stevenson, Wash. Page 4.
Supreme Court of Oregon renders two verdicts.
Commercial and Marine.
Expected strength in Nevr York stock market
did not materialize. Page 11.
Corn and wheat both hlsher In the East
Carco of wheat and flour will leave Portland
for South Africa today. Page 10.
China. Mutual steamers reported sold. Page 10.
Petition of dock grain handlers will be, an
swered next Monday. Page 10.
Navigation closed on the Yukon River. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity. .
Business men and Incorporators will discuss
means to further Lewis and Clark Centen
nial. Pago 8.
Closo trade relations between Portland and
Japan discussed at Consul aakagl's banquet.
Page 7. ,
J. W. Ivey, Alaska Collector of Customs, still
holds position. Page 12.
Judge Frazer held delinquent tax deeds' vailed
In spite of prtor liens. Page 10.
Multnomah mills burn down in second fire;
"loss. ?12.00O. Page 8.
Walter Rose, hobo, shot by Conductor -Lough-
lln In train fight. Page 12.
Chamber of Commerce plans for reorganization
, with larger membership. Page 12.
TRIAL HAS BEGUN
The Court Refuses Petition
NINE JURORS ARE CHOSE
Defense Is Working for Delay SevJ
eral Witnesses Are Missing CasO
. Will Go to the Jury Fcrlmp,,.
in Three Weeks? if
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 4. Nine Jurori
have been passed for cause In the trial
of John W. Consldlne, charged with mur
der in the first degree in the killing, Juno
28, of William Meredith, ex-Chief of Police
of Seattle. When Judge Emory, of tho
Superior Court, adjourned this evening,
another motion of the defense for con
tinuance had been denied, the roll of tho
entire Jury panel had been called, wit
nesses for both sides had reported and
been excused, 32 Jurors had been sum
moned to the box, 29 examined and nine
temporarily accepted, subject In the later
proceedings tp peremptory challenge.
The expedition of the first day's budlneS3
encouraged the belief, generally expressed,
that the case will go to the jury before
the end of three weeks. That it will bo
stubbornly contested Is clearly Indicated.
Neither the prosecution nor the defenso
will overlook a point likely to tell In mak
ing up the final sum. of the evidence.
The opening of the trial did not attract
a very large audience. The roll-call of
jurors and witnesses developed the fact
that fuiiy 90 per cent of those In attend
ance were there In response to summons
or subpenaes. The proceedings of the day
were devojd of sensational feature, and
dull to the average courtroom lounger.
The plea of the defense for postpone
ment was based on the fact that two Im
portant witnesses are absent. An af
fidavit from one witness, now In Iowa,
was received by telegraph, and read In the
court. This was supplemented by an af
fidavit by James F. McElroy, the latest
accession to the great array of counsel for
The court refused the petition and or
dered the case to trial. Thereupon began
the laborious work of empaneling a Jury
which shall be acceptable to both sides.
This, It is conceded, will probably re
quire several days' time. No sooner had
this work started than counsel for defenso
Intervened to stay the proceedings. Mr.
McElroy, on behaif of the defense, chal
lenged the jury In Us entirety.
His allegation is that an act of the Lrg
Islature of this state creating a board of
Jury commissioners for the selection ot
jurors Is unconstitutional. Again, If the
act Is constitutional, the proems by which
the late jury commission of this county
was drawn was not In accordance with tht
There were many sub-clauses In Mr,
McEIroy's allegations, all of which were
promptly overruled by the court, and th&
further process of filling the Jury box with
acceptable men was resumed. The de
fense Is on Its mettle and is not going
to overlook an opportunity for securing
an acquittal. The case against John Con
sldlne was called first, and on the result
of that will hinge any process against hla
brother. The case will not only "be hotly
contested, but will be long drawn out
The .defendants' witnesses have been
excused until Friday next If a verdict Is
returned within two weeks it will be
sooner than many people expect who aro
watching the case. Exceptions have b(-en
taken to the court's ruling on the motion
for continuance, and if a verdict unfa
vorable to the defendant Is returned, they
will be made the basis for a strong plea,
for a new hearing before the State Su
preme Court As a matter bf fact, the
prosacutlon is equally as much 'at a dis
advantage as the defence. One of Its im
portant witnesses has disappeared. Only
two witnesses, each of secondary Import
ance, are absent for the defense, it la
contended by mnny that the real object
of the defense Is delay. The sentiment In
Seattle at this time is neither vindictive
nor violent. While the courtroom has
been filled with spectators, there has been
a feeling among them that justice will
be done. The case Is before Judge Emory.
At 5:15 P. M. the court adjourned until
9:30 tomorrow morning. The 12 men in
the jury box were cautioned and placed
in charge of a bailiff to be kopt together.
GUNBOAT CREW MUTINIED.
Colombian Vessel Dnrien Is Now in
the Hnndtc of Insurgents.
PANAMA, Nov. 4. The crew of the Co.
lombian gunboat Darlen has mutinied and
the vessel is now In the hands of the In
surgents. The Darlen has been operating
on the Panama side of the Isthmus. She
Is one of the recent acquisitions to tho
Colombian Navy and Is of small size.
Venezuelan Forces Surprised.
MARICAIBO, Venezuela, Saturday, Nov.
2. (Via Haytlen cable.) Advices re
ceived here from Rublca. dated October
28. say that a night attack of the Colom
bians has caused a general reorganization
of the Venezuelan plan of defense. The
Venezuelans were caught crossings river
near Rubloa. The rope bridge broke and
numbers of Venezuelans were drowned.
General Urlbe-Urlbe's force, which was
on the extreme left, has reinforced tho
center. The General Is entrenching.
Andrndc Arlves at Curacao.
WILLEMSTAD. Isle of Curacao. Nov. 4.
General Andrade has arrived here.
Chamber of Deputies of Madrid Sent
a Vote of Thanks.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 4. At today's ses
sion of the Pan-American Congress a note
was read from the Spanish Minister, Mar
quis De Prat, conveying the thanks of tho
Chamber of Deputies of Madrid for tha
friendly sentiments of the conference
toward Spain as expressed by Genera)
Reyes, delegate of Colombia, at the mu
nicipal banquet General Reyes made q
speech further explaining and justifying
his toast. The secretary of the conferenca
announced that the following papers had
been entered for consideration: A report
on arbitration and the treaty of arbitra
tion on the Pan-American Court ot
Claims, on behalf of the Mexican dele
gates; a report on the Court of Claims
by the Guatemalan delegates; a report to
a proposal to appoint a committee to draw
up a code of public International law, and
another on private International law.
Minister Wu Has No Notice of Recall.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4. Minister Wu
has as yet no notice from his Govern
menf of its reported purpose to recalL
him to China.
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