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THE MORNING OREGOyiAN. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1903.
CAN'T MOVE BOWEN
Allies Will Ask Roosevelt to
Settle Last Point.
IF HE DECLINES, THE HAGUE
incrr at Itefnftul of Priority of TJiclr
Claims on Venezuela. Tliey Up
turn to Arbitration Cnnli Pay
ment Offered Aurecinent.
The alllw. hopeless or Inducing Min
ister Bowra to yield oa the question of
priority of their claims, -trill aalc Presl
dent Itoowelt to decide the aueitlon.
If he refus. they will go to The
Hague, as Bo wen proposed.
I tow en has agreed to pay each of the
allies $27,000 In satisfaction for alleged
In llenltlcs ufferd by its citizens.
The terms of settlement acreed on
provide for adjustment of the claims of
each power by a. Joint commission of
one on each side, with an arbiter, to be
appointed by the King of Spain, in
care of disagreement.
The Venezuelan officials are then to
pay the claims from SO per cent of the
customs receipts of 1-3. Guayra and
Puerto Cabello. In case of failure to
jay for 30 days. Belgium is to take
charge of the custom-houses.
WASHINGTON. Feb. C Irritated by tho
note of Minister Bowcn, Venezuela a rep
resenatlve. addresseJ to the Britten Am
bassador on Monday last, refusing to ac
cept the allied" proposal for a nelieme of
preferential payments by which Great
Britain, Germany and Italy were to re
ceive 20 per cent and the remaining eight
creditor nations 10 per cent of the customs
of La Guayra and Puerto Cabello, the
allied powers have instructed their rep
resentatives here to submit tho question
of preferential treatment for settlement
to President Itoneevelt and In the event
that he declines to act an arbiter, to take
this, and possibly the entire Venezuelan
question, to The Hague for settlement,
thereby breaking oft negotiations with
Minister Bowen. .
At 10 o'clock tomorrow at the British
Embassy, there will be a conference of the
representative here of the allies. In view
of the fact that the London government
ia now taking the lead in the negotiations,
the British Ambassador will preside at
this conference. In the meantime, he ex
pects to have an Interview with the Sec
retary of State, whom he, will sound as
to tho probability of the President's ac
ceptance of the allies' requcflt. If It Is
found that President Rooeevelt Is not dis
posed to allow himself to bo dragged Into
the negotiations, the Instructions of the
nlllcs are such as to permit them to fore
go the embarrassment of a rejection at
the hands of Mr. Roosevelt, and. Instead
of making known their wishes to him.
steps will be taken to draw up a protocol
with Mr. Bowen for a reference of the
case to The Hague, as suggested by him
in his note of last Monday.
The British Ambassador was the first
of the representative to receive instruc
tions to this effect and the matter was
discussed at the noonday conference
among the three representatives of the
allies. Announcement of tho decision of
.-the allies to -abandon-further negotiations
with Mr. Bowen has not been received
with surprise by tho few officials of the
Washington Government who have been
I advised of it.
The Hasrne n. Port of Safety.
"The Hague tribunal," said one official
of tho Administration tonight, "has all
along been kept in sight as a port of
safety Jn case the negotlaUona here were
not productive of a final settlement. And
as for 'the suggestion that tho President
act as arbiter, that has been a favorite
Idea of the allies since the beginning of
Whether President HooseveK will accept
this invitation lo not known. An official
of the Administration expressed hia sur
prise tonight that the allies were -willing
to submit the question to the President,
in view of the fact that their representa
tives -within tho last few days have in
formed them by cable that the President
views with dlefavor tho contention of the
allies for preferential treatment. There
Is tho best authority for the statement
that neither Great Britain nor Germany Is
desirous of submitting its caso to The
The Instructions received by tho British
Ambassador are not quite clear as to the
alternative to bo pursued in the event
that the President declines to act as
txblter of the question of priority pay
ments. It Is not known whether the pro
tocol, which, will then be drawn up with
Mr. Bowen, will provide for a reference
of the entire cato to The Hague, or
.-whether the allies are willing to stick by
what they havo secured here and have
The Hague arbitrate the one question of
preferential treatment. The drafting of
tho protocol will, it Is expected, occupy
some time, but it is the understanding
that upon the submission of the matter
either to tho President or The Hague, tho
mocKaae uiom raised at once.
Co all for Each of Them.
It developed today that during a call
of Count von VluaQt, the first secretary
of tho German Embassy, upon Mr.
Bowen this morning, the latter stated his
willingness to make to Germany and Italy
a cash payment of 5,000 (127,000) each.
This was done because Of Mr. Bowen's
action In the early part of the negotfcv
tlone in conceding to Great Britain a sim
ilar amount for satisfaction of the al
leged indignities which the British gov-
evernment claimed its citizens hare suf
fered In Venezuela. This amount was
named by the British Ambassador. It
was Intimated today that France might
sow come forward and ask for the same
payment for hereelf as that given the
Terms A Breed Upon.
Various intimations have leaked out
here regarding certain details of the plan
proposed by Mr. Bowen and already ac
cepted by the allies for the settlement of
their claims against Venezuela after the
vexed question of preferential treatment
shall have been decided. The Associated
Prcso Is enabled to state In its entirety
the plan agreed upon after the preferen
tial question has been settled, the adjudi
cation of the claims of each of the creditor
nations' interests is to be taken up by a
separate commission, one for each claim
ant power. These commissions will first
consist of a representative of the creditor
nation and a representative of Venezuela.
Iri case of disagreement, the King of
Spain Is In each Instance to appoint an
arbiter. It is expected that each claim
ant power will appoint Its envoy at Car
acas to represent It upon Its commission,
and President Castro will delegate either
the Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Af
fairs or some other official of the Foreign
Office as Venezuela's representative.
Where the services of an arbiter are
needed, the King of Spain will. In all
probability, select for this mission the
Spanish Minister to Caracas, who is rec
ognized as an aDie diplomat.
After the commission claims have been
adjusted, there are to be collected by the
Venezuelan officials from the customs re
ceipts of the two ports of Puerto Cabello
and. La Guayra. 30 per cent being, the
amount which Mr. Bowen and the allies
have agreed shall be set aside for this
purpose. In the event that the Caracas
government permits 30 days at any time
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Belgian government shall then step in
and take charge of the administration of
the customs receipts to Insure fair treat
ment of tho foreigners. This idea was
fuggested to Zlr. Bowen by the fact that
the Belgians are now in entire charge of
the administration of the customs receipts
of Persia, where Mr. Bowen was Minister
before Ills appointment to Venezuela.
Venezuela Mny Protest.
An official of tho "Washington Govern
ment, upon learning tonight of the in
tention of the allies to appeal to President
Roosevelt to act as arbiter for them in
the matter of preferential treatment,
made the point that. If the allies appeal
to the President without first consulting
Mr. Bowen and gaining his consent, Vene
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trampled on. and, unless her permission
is gained, will certainly not consent to the
powers naming tho arbiter of thto vital
question. In the event that the matter
goca to The Hague, the allies will only be
accepting the proposition made by Mr.
Bowen In his ultimatum addressed to the
British Ambassador last Monday.
Baron von Sternberg had a conference
with Mr. Bowcn at a late hour tonight.
He went to Mr. Bowen's hotel from the
"White Houoe, where he had attended the
Congressional reception, and the two re
mained In consultation for a half hour.
Neither would make a statement at the
conclusion of the conference.
HIS RESIGNATION STANDS
HAD STORMY INTEIIVIE1V.
I'lnln Spcuklnsr Hctvreen Herbert
nnil lloTren Cleared the Air.
LONDON, Feb. 5. Dispatches have been
received In official quarters In London
and Berlin saying that the diplomatic air
In regard' to the Venezuela question was
"considerably cleared" as a result of the
interview between Ambassador Herbert
and Minister Bowen Saturday. According
to the dispatches Sir Michael Herbert
"made scmo plain spoken observations re
specting the conduct of negotiations and
the interview altogether was somewhat
DYING OP HUNGER IX CARACAS;
Dlftcnne Mnkrx Inrontlx Became of
Stnrvntton of People.
NEW YORK. Feb. 5. Caracas Is In
great distress as the result of the existing
conditions, says the correspondent there
of the Herald. "While yellow fever and
typhoid prevail they are not In epidemic
form, and the alarming mortality, which
in January, was per thousand. Is due to
starvation, which Induces the disease. No
city In the world, adds the correspondent,
shows an approximation to such condi
tions except when ravaged by the plague.
Ilobnon ninnim Ilnnklimd for Ob
structing UN Retirement.
NEW YORK. FebIT Captain Richmond
P. Hobson. of the United States Navy,
who was In the city today, said he had
information from a reliable source that
legislation which would have enabled him
to go on the retired list had been opposed
in the House naval affairs committee
at Washington by Congressman Bankhcad.
Tho Congressman represents the Sixth
Alabama District, in which Captain Hob
son lives, and the Captain said he be
lieved, on the information which had come
to him. that Mr. Bankhead's opposition
was due to his political interests.
Captain Hobson said that construction
work In the tropics, where the reflection
of the sun's rays on the water is Intense,
had Impaired his eyesight. He had been
Invalided from a Manila hospital after
being forced by weak eyes, to quit work.
"The construction work required of me."
said Mr. Hob3on. "Is Just the kind which
my Impaired sight has made me unable to
perform. There was nothfng for me to do
but retire or resign, for I could not go on
attempting work for which I was physic
ally disqualified. My application for re
tirement was approved by the consrtuc
tion bureau and by the President, and all
went well until It reached the House com
mittee on naval affairs, on which Mr.
Bankhead is a member. The opposition
In that committee left me no other courm
than to resign."
Secretary Moody has decided, in view of
Captain Hobson's declination to reconsider
his proffered resignation, to accept the
same. Ho will take occasion formally to
record the Navy's high appreciation of the
who still worship their nun god and carry
out the rituals of the heathens of years
ago. Control of the affairs of the Indians
of the Six Nations Is at stake.
SHUT IN ON ,HIS ISLAND
Jlonilln Ilenileil Off by Illoekntle of
Amnpnlu by Government.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.-The following
cablegram has lieen rcwMveA n .v.. c..
Department from United States Consul
t fiu n. T"-. . . I .- 1 , i . .
..w . itbuuMii jiunuuras, uaica rco
"Government decrees A ma pa la block
aded." Amapala Is the Island where Bonllla.
who claims to have been elected President
of Honduras, has taken his stand and Is
raising a force to maintain his claim.
Turmoil In Central America.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. This was diplo
matic day at the State Department, and
there was an unusually strong represen
tation of ministers and charges from Cen
tral America. They were all In a state
of suppressed excitement and had a good
dpal of information to communicate re
specting political conditions which havo
resulted In the alignment of Honduras,
Nicaragua and Salvador against Guatema
la, which perhaps might count upon the
support of Costa Rica In ca5 of trouble.
Personal ambitions on the part of prtvl
dentlal candidates appear to be at the
root of all these disturbances as they arc
heard at the State Department.
Dnnkhenil Drnlen It.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. Representative
Bankhcad. of Alabama, tonight denied
that he was In any way responsible for
the action of the naval committee of the
House In refusing to report a bill retiring
Captain Richmond P. Hobson. as charged
by that officer.
"I am not a member of the naval com
mittee, as Captain Hobson claims," said
Mr. Bankhead. "Mr. Hobson has been en
Fend Between Christian and Pnxnm
SYRACUSE. N. Y.. Feb. 5.-Dissatls-factlon
over a radical departure from the
rites and customs followed a century ago
in the election of e chief has led to a
strife at the Onondaga Indian reservation,
near here, which may end in the wlth-
I drawn I of the clans from any part!clpa?
uon in tnc council wmcn is to be held to
elect a successor to Chief Joseph Shen
andoah, who died last December. It Is a
light between the Christians, those In
dians who attend church, and the pagans.
PERISH IN THE ICE.
I.lien of Forty Fishermen Reported
Lout In a Storm.
CHICAGO. Feb. 3. It is feared that 40
fishermen went to their death in the
storm which struck Saginaw Bay Tuesday
night, says n dispatch to the Tribune from
Bay City. Mich. The men were living in
shanties built on the Ice. The storm burst
without warning. It was accompanied by
a blinding swirl of snow, and the waves
crushed the Ice In the bay upon which
the fishermen's huts were standing Into a
grinding, crunching mass. Nothing has"
been seen of men or shanties since. It is
known that two were drowned and little
hope Is expressed for the others.
James L. Fisk. a fishbuyer. who spent
I the night In his station, came to the city
j last night and said that prior to the storm
wc cuuiu iee jiiaimy a uozen snaniies nnu
men moving about them, but in the morn
ing there was no sign of human life on
the bay. Two men who were In a shanty
not far from his place were lost durlnz
I the night, cakes of ice having smashed
tneir shanties to pieces He says the other
fishermen could hardly have escaped, as
they were still farther out and nearer the
scene of the first breaking up of the Ice.
RATHER HARD TO DIGEST
Yountr Man "With X-Kny Seek Den
It' Drill In Stomach.
ROCHESTER. n7Y.. Feb. 5. Frank
Chapman, a young member of the Char
lotte life-saving crew, is having X-ray
pictures of himself made fr the purpose
of locating a dentist's drill which ho
swallowed last Saturday. A day after
swallowing the drill, which slipped from
the dentist's hand while he was working
on Chapman's mouth. Chapman had an
operation performed on his aesophagus.
This relieved the pain which Jie felt, but
It Is believed the drill dropped down.
Illath Value Set on Perrin' Life.
NEW YORK, Feb. C The largest suit
on record for the loss of a human life will
be tried In the Supreme Court at White
Plains today, when the New York Central
Railroad Company will be asked to pay
jaV.COO damages for the detth of Alfred
E." Perrin, of New Rochelle, In the Park
avenue crash. The action is brought by a
trust company as executor of the Perrin
estate and guardian of the children.
"WYOMING NOW SUFFERS.
IHlrznrd Stopn Communication and
Ih Killing Off Cattle.
ANACONDA, Mont.. Feb. 5. A special
to the Standard from Billings says the
west-bound Burlington train which
reached there 10 hours late, passed through
one of the fiercest blizzards In the eastern
part of Wyoming that ha3 ever been
known In that state. Telegraphic and tele
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Drowned in Flooded Stream.
RALEIGH. N. C Feb. a. In attempt
ing to drive through a swollen streim
known as Foundry Brinch. near Oxford.
N. C, last night, Ethel Royster. Mary
Dean and William Tlllotsoa were thrown
into the water by the overturning of the
buggy and Miss Royster was drowned.
Miss Dean seized a bush as she was swept
down the stream. Tlllotson grasped her
skirt In pissing and both were rescued
a few minutes later by a 13-year-old
brother of young Tlllotson, who waded
out to their assistance.
Farmer and Team Swpt Away.
ROANOKE. Va., Feb. 5. While at
tempting to ford a swollen stream In
Pulaski County last night, a heavily load
ed wagon In which James Mcrrls and
his brother, Jackson Morrii. were riding
was overturned and the team was car
ried down the stream. James Morris
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wis caught under the wagon and
drowned. Jackson escaped.
finle Still nin-iYx on Ijtkc.
CL.EVKLAND. O.. Feb. 3. The storm
over the lower lake rcsion continued with
unabiteil fury throughout the nisht. the
wind repchlnj fX miles an hour from the
west. Early today It was still blowing
40 miles an hour. Tcleirraph service to
day continued badly crippled, especially
Flood Above Dnnfter Line.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. Feb. a. The flood in
the Allegheny River was two feet above
th- dinger line at 11 o'clock today, but
the rising waters at up-rlv-.- points have
teen checked by cold weathor. Railways
and factories will not be Interrupted long.
Dei .llnlnrs the Coldent.
DES MOIXES. Ia.. Feb. 5. Des Moines
last night was the coldest place in the
United States, south of Moorhead. Minn.,
according to the local Weather Bureau,
the mercury registering thre-s degrees be
VICTIMS OF "FLATIRON."
Wind llnrln Them From Their Feet
anil Boy Im Killed.
NEW YORK. Feb. 3. A hard wind storm
prevailed here all day. The gale blew at
the rate of 60 miles an hour. Scores of
persons were blown from their feet at
the "Fiatlron" building and several in
jured. A boy was hurled by the wind
under the wheels of an automobile and
I if '
I i Tell
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; ticket office, Third and
Knjolned From Sclllnpr Gait UoiiiIk.
NEW TOUK. Feb. 5. Judge Lacomb,
In the United States Circuit Court, today
granted an Injunction restraining the Mer
cantile Trust Company from carrying into
effect its advertised foreclosure sale of the
securities held by the Mercantile Tnt
Company under the Boston United Oas
Bond Truer agreements.
Steel Trnat Wins Suit.
TRENTON. X. J., Feb. 5. The Court
of Errors and Appeals today unanimously
reversed the decision of Vice-Chancellor
Emery, which enjoined the United States
Steel Corporation, from converting 00,
000,000 worth of Its 7 per cent preferred
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