Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 02, 1904, Image 1

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VOL. XLTyV-NO. 13,697.
Senator Mitchell the
Chief Speaker.
Presents Record of Re
publican Party.
Is Frequently Interrupted by
Hearty Applause.
Ap't Illustration Puts His Audience In
Very Good Humor Hundreds
Cheer Republican Clubs In
Parade Before Meeting..
SALEM. Or., Nov. L (Special.) The
moat elaborate and enthusiastic political
demonstration ever witnessed In Salem
took place tonight, -when the Opera-House
was crowded to the doors with citizens
who gathered to listen to an address by
United States Senator John H. Mitchell.
If there is apathy among Republicans in
Marion County there was no evidence of
it tonight, for 90t members of the local
.Republican clubs were in line in, the pa
rade and hundreds more crowded the side
walks cheering: the procession as It
passed along: the streets.
In the firing of "bombs, .the hashing, of
torches, the music of bands and ' the
shouts of the multitude, the Republicans
jfve exprBeelon of their loyalty to their,
party's prir.j'jnrtttid their rsrxxt desire
for the election of its candidates. Not
even in the stirring campaigns of 18DC and
100 did either political party hold a rally
-which equaled In enthusiasm that held
tonight fay alem Republicans.
Speakers Heartily Cheered.
The demonstration, which began when
the procession formed at the "Willamette
Hotel, continued until the. meeting at the
Opera-House closed, the people manifest
ing by repeated outbursts of cheers and
epplahse their iearty approval of the sen
timents voiced fay the speakers. "When
the stalwart quartet, the Luckey quartet
and Professor Z. M. Parvln sang songs
which aptly presented the features of this
campaign as viewed from a Republican
standpoint the enthusiasm of the crowd
wa shown- fay renewed shouts and pro.
longed applause.
All the leading Republicans of Salem and
many prominent workers from other parts
of the-Talley were present, and all joined
most heartily In the demonstration. -The
Salem Military Band, the Monmouth Band
&nd the Reform School Band furnished
the music for the occasion. The weather
this evening was very unfavorable, but
notwithstanding a heavy rain, which had
been falling, nearly all afternoon, the
Opera-House was crowded before the ap-
pointed hour for -the meeting.
Never Such Unanimity.
State Chairman Prank C Baker having
decided not to participate Jin this, a purely
local meeting, btate Jjommitteeman H. D.
Patton presided, and in a few well-chosen
words Introduced State Senator "W. Kuy-
ken flail, of Xane County,..whom he praised
as a man who has rendered efficient sen'
ice tor the Republican .party.
-Senator Kuykendall eaid that there
never "before has been such unanimity of
sentiment In this -beloved state of- ours as
exists at present, and this unanimity
seems to have extended to the point where
we shall be almost unanimous in favor of
the election of Theodore Roosevelt as
president of the "United States.
.Along the same line Senator Kuykendall
rcwarked the loyalty of tho people of Oro
ya to' the lewis and Clark Fair, a spirit
waieh. he warmly commended. He strong
lyjarged all Republicans toralIy at the
hallo t-faox in support of ijtheepublican
ticket , and Republican policies, in order
that prosperity may continue and the hard
times incident to Democratic policies be
avoided. " '
- Story That Mak.cs a Hit.
Senator Kuykendali made a good hit and
won generous applause by hl3 rnanner of
indicating the probable result of attempt
log to destroy trusts by placing the Demo
cr&uc parry in power, xne point was
jasde in the story of a farmer who turned
b. herd of goats Into a wheat field in .order
to kill the thistles. The thistles were de
stroyed, but so was the crop of wheat
senator jnucneu s aaaress was a care
fully prepared argument upon the Issues
of this capalgn, the speaker making no ef
iert at rhetorical display -or to substitute
i fcuraor for reason. The tarifl&tjtecord
("the Roosevelt ad mln Is trattcTu1aWje-
ufetion of trusts, and thV Jaajsican
aeucy wjwara me jrnuippuMsrrecerrea
. tk greater part of Senator Mitchell's at
tention. That the audience appreciated the
Jifce of the speaker's argument and the
correctness of his conclusion was proven
kfr-the frequent Interruptions by" applause
tiow the audience, senator Mitchell said
1- '--" '
Made In Marlon County Was
forty-Four Years Ao.
Citizens: Fcrty-four years ago this
I wit )R..AfK peUUesi ayaicfe la.
this city and state. That was the campaign
in which the candidate of the Republican
party was the greatest American that haa
ever lived in -this country since the days or.
"Washington the great Liberator.. Abraham
Lincoln, of Illinois. That campaign TEsult-
ed in his election, and for four years that
great man conducted the ship or state
through" the rough storms or the emi war.
which tested the strength and durability of
every plank o the grand old ship.
"While I never had the pleasure or a per
sonal acquaintance with Abraham. Uncoln. X
had the honor o sitting In the Senate for
a period of five years beside that grand old
statesman who was his running mate. Eon.
Hannibal Hamlin, o! Maine, and I shall
never cease to be grateful for the many
kindnesses shown me by htm during the
first years of my service in the Senate. "When
first took nfy seat in the Senate X was
given a seat in what was then called the
'Amen Corner" of the chamber. It was on
the extreme Ictt ot the presiding officer.
the seat now occupied by my friend.
Senator Nelson, of Minnesota. But, be
fore a year had expired. by reason
of the death of Senator Buckingham, of
Connecticut; I was transferred to a scat on
the main isle directly in front of the pre
siding officer, the seat now occnpled by
Senator Frye when he is not presiding. Sen
ator Hannibal Hamlin sat immediately to
my right, and Senator Conkllng immediately
behind me. "When I went over to take my
seat. Senator Hamlin took me cordially by
the hand and said, "Mitchell, I am glad
for two reasons that -you are coming over
here to this seat." I thanked him and told
him I would be glad to know the reasons he
had .for wishing me over there. "Well," he
said, "In the first place, I think I will like
you for a neighbor, and in the second, place.
you must from this time on do Conkllng
spelling for him." I did not know what he
meant, and on inquiry he said: "Why, (Jonic-
Ung can't spell two words right; I have
been doing his spelling for the last number
of years; I understand you are a good speller
and you must do it from this on, as you
are a young man." .
I was very much astonished and puzzled
over this statement, but I think It is safe
to say that In the five years I occupied that
seat.. Senator Conkllng asked me to spell
not less than COO words. Senator Conkllng
was a man who wrote a. great deal at his
desk when not engaged in debate. One day
ho leaned over and Inquired of me how to
spell "wagon"; I told him I should spell It
w-a-g-o-n." He then said, "I shall Imme
diately proceed to" strike out one "g."
On another occasion he asked me how to
spell "Czar." I inquired It he meant the
Czar of Russia, and he said "Scs." "Well," I
said, "generally It is spelled Czar,' and
sometimes Tsar." He then said, "I shall
at once proceed to prefix a C " II a 'had
spelled It "Z-a-r."
Now, ladles and gentlemen, Z must not be
understood as contending that because Sen
ator Conkllng was not a good speller that
It is any reason why Mr. Parker should not
be elected President, or even a reason why
our candidate should be. I only thought.
before proceeding to the task before me, it
might be interesting for some of you to
know that it so happens sometimes that
some of our greatest statesmen are defi
cient in some of the simplest and most ele
mentary principles of an education.
It has been frequently said during this
Campaign that there are so issues. I admit
that, with one or two exceptions; the De
mocracy have wholly failed to make & pos
itive and direct declaration of principles.
But the .Democracy must be given credit for
having taken direct issue with -the -Republicans
on one subject, and one which I regard
as by no means the least Important: -one how
befdps the American, people, and that is the
suojecfox the tana, and to this issue 1 pro
pose to direct most of my remarks this
The Protective Tariff k the XHo Blood ef the
Republic, the Yltallxcr of our Industries.
Protection of American, labor and Ameri
can industries Is one of the great cardinal
principles of the Republican party. And the
Republican party asserts that this policy Is
Just and right, and in the interest of the
Government and of the people. Our Demo
cratic friends deny this, and insist. In season
and out -of season, that tariff protection is
species of robbery, and insist vehemently
that tariff for revenue only is tho correct
doctrine, and that Is simply free trade. I
propose at this time to discuss this question.
The Republican party in its platform at Chi
cago reaffirms the protective policy in part
In these words:
"Protection which guards and develops our
industries is a cardinal policy of the Repub-.
11 can party. The measure of protection
should always at least equal the difference
in the cost of production at home and
To this proposition our Democratic friends
in their platform adopted recently at St.
Iiouls respond In these words:
"We denounce protection as robbery of
the many to enrich the few."
Now, let us see how this Is. The only
proper way to reach a correct conclusion la.
first, to Inquire as to the condition of our
country under different administrations in
which these different policies have been
enforced, and. Second, by inquiring as to the
effect the protective tariff has had in affect
ing, either for good or for evil, the general
and Individual welfare. And In this con
nection I assert without any fear of suc
cessful contradiction, as averred In our Na
tional Republican platform, that a Demo
cratic tariff has always been followed by
business adversity, and a Republican tariff
by business prosperity.
During the history of the country we have
had B7 years of low tariff or tariff for rev
enue only, or in other words, a tariff bor
dering on free trade; and SS years of pro
tective tariffs.
Of 'the C7 years of low tariffs. In 22, or
nearly one-half, there was an excess in
expenditures over the receipts by the Gov
ernment, or. in other words, a deficit. While
of the f& years of protective tariff. 44 showed
on excess of receipts over expenditures. Of
the 14 years under protection In which the
expenditures exceeded the receipts, nine were
war periods, while only two years of the
deficits under the low tariff were war years.
The Protective System Recognized by Wash
ington, and by First Tariff Act Passed by
"While the protective system was recog
nized and urged by "Washington, and while
the principle was also recognized In the very
first tariff act ever. passed by Congress, the
first real protectIveariff was passed July 1,
IS 12, and went Into effect the same day.
The preamble to the first tariff, to which
I have referred, the act of 1789, recognized
the protective principle as follows:
"Whereas, It Is necessary for the support
of the Government, for the discharge of the
debts of the United States, and the encour
agement and protection of manufactures,
that duties be levied on goods, wares and
merchandise, imported into the United
States," etc
This act imposed duties upon about 75 arti
cles, and the rates of duty averaged about
7J4 per cent on those, articles on which an
ad valorem duty was Imposed, although on
mere than one-half of the articles the rates
of dutr were specific.
The dutiable list was increased in 1782, and
again In 1794. the average rates on dutiable
articles in that year reaching 15 per cent. But
In July, 1812, as I have stated, was the really
first protective tariff act. The duties by that
act were doubled, making an average of 32.'
per cent; and it Is a- matter of history that
under the operation of that tariff, stimulated.
of course, by the war with Great Britain, our
manufactures in this country received, their
firet footholds
In 1816. hoirever. the Democracy, under tho
leadership of "Walker and John C Calhoun, re
duced the customs duties to an average rate
of 2Q oer cent, and the result was the man
ufacturing industries of this country received"
& setback, and the country was flooded by
importations from England which were sent
In at prices at less than cost, with the dis
tinct and. indeed, the openly avowed purpose
iCtuIaMs fax fU.
Bandits Make Bold Day
light Raid at Cody.
Fellow Officers Aid Him
- Beating Off Outlaws-
Retreat .Without Coin Is "Necessary
"Buffalo Bill" Is En Route From
Omaha to Take the
CODY. Wyo., Nov. 1. One of the posses
led by Sheriff Jeff Champion, overtook the
outlaws at dusk 20 miles southwest of.
Cody, and a battle eneued. In which Cham
pion had a horse shot under him, but was
unlnlured. The bandits obtained fresh
horses at a ranch near by and escaped.
CODY, Wyo., Nov. 1. A. bold daylight
raid by bandita from tho mountain re
gions was made this afternoon upon the
First National Bank at this place this
afternoon. Cashier I. O. Middaugh was
Instantly killed. The outlaws fled with
out securing anything, and under a rain
of bullets from the aroused citizens, who
were attracted to the scene by the shoot
ing of Cashier Middaugh, and the ex
change of shots between the robbers and
the bank officials. '
Two cowboys who had been seen loaf'
ing about Cody for several days, without
masks or disguises of any characte:
rode up to the bank and six-shooters in
each hand, ordered everyone within to
throw up their hands. Instead of com
plying with the demands of the outlaws.
the bank officials grabbed weapons front
beneath the counters and opened a fusl
lade upon the intruders, who beat a
hasty retreat Into the street, followed by
Cashier Middaugh, who- emptied his gun
'athem at short range. When Middaugh
"had ceased firing the smaller or tne two
robbers wheeled, said taking- deliberate
- aim at. the bank official, acql buHot
through, his breast- Mlddaugh fell dead
In his tracks.
Many Guns Tralnedi Upon Bandits.
Citizens, aroused by the firing, seized
every weapon in reach, and guns were
trained upon the fleeing bandits from
every point. The outlaws swept the
streets with their six-shooters, at tho
same time digging their spurs frantically
into the sides of their horses.
Deputy Sheriff Jefferson Chapman, at
the head of about 20 armed cowboys,
quickly left Cody, making a. detour in an
effort to head off the flight of the two
desperadoes who apparently were mak
tag for the mountains on the Montana
line. A number of shots were heard
shortly after the posse had cut through
a field, and as the officers cannot be far
behind the fugitives, It Is considered very
probable that the two outlaws will soon
be taken.
Excitemnt Is at fever heat tonight, and
a lynching is threatened if the fugitives
are apprehended. A reward has been
offered for the bandits, dead or alive.
The First National Bank was organ
ized four months ago, and was supposed
to have had considerable money on de
Advices from Bed Lodge. MonL. tonight
say a proposed nua or some Dame,
either In Montana or "Wyoming, had been
tipped off to Sheriff Potter, of that
place, who had warned ,a number of
banks of their danger. The band Is said
to have consisted of Ave members, and
was organized four months ago near
Thermopolis, "Wyo.
In anticipation of a raid on the Bed
Lodge banks Bhotguns and Winchester
rifles had been placed at convenient
points throughout the city and the banks
converted into veritable arsenals.
He Is En Route From Omaha With
Indian Scouts and English Friends.
OMAHA, Nov. L Col. William F. Co
dy's private car, filled with Cody's English
friends and Indian scouts, as well as by
Colonel Cody himself, went West tonight
on the Burlington flyer. Excitement was
at fever heat over the manhunt which
the party will have at Cody instead, of the
bear hunts expected. Colonel Cody will
take the .trail himself as soon as he
reaches the scene of the hold-up.
"1 wired White Beaver, my manager, at
Cody, to offer a large reward for the
capture of the outlaws." said "Colonel
Cody, "and to double the reward in case
an outlaw is killed. We want to kill
them, not capture them.
"Within ten minutes after we reach
Cody we will be in the sadle ready for the
trail. My best horses will be in read
iness at the depot and I have with me
my old scout, the Sioux chief; Iron TalL
The old fellow Is now cleaning up his
guns and is overjoyed at the chance of
getting into a scrimmage.
"The Government had several hundred
thousand dollars on deposit in that bank,
and it was a narrow escape for the funds.
The Government Is putting In a $3jO00,O90
Irrigating system in the Big Horn and had
the cash there with which to pay off the
workmen. The outlaws evidently knew
this and were after that Government
money, but the resistance of Cashier Mid
daugh prevented it being stolen."
Colonel Cody's train will be hitas
special from Toluca to Cody, and he ex
pects to reach there by noon Thursday.
Fair Plane for Great Flower Stow,
ST. ZJQXnm, Nov. 3- The tmcaUT co
mlrCof "the
I clatJlHPaday
World's Fair Flower Asso
consldered plana for, the
flower show, to be held from
to 12, Inclusive. Prizes ag
value $7000 will bfe, given by
-together wlth-psedals and
o exposition management
of the Missovl Botan-
ows Fallacy of" the Idea
Address-1 Carafe.
LASgll i'E." 'led.. Ifov. "i-- early 20
peeCB jsrere made today by Senator
the Sennter's i addresses
o the citise,iifC his own
and bis speeches were
repeatedly-punctuated with appiause. Dur
ing tlito-de.'he dwelt rfainlyupon the
prevdBJjfeof prosperity throughout the
couJIEJaSserting this. wfaSue to Be
pubilcafrf administration of The Govern
ment, andtfhat Its continuance was de
pendent upon Republican success next
At several points he referred to por
tions of Judge Parker's -speech, in New
York last, night, with special reference
to the opening or iojeign.-jnarKets to
AmerlcanTOnufactuisng prodtifcjs.
During moH or te 'day the henator
was .accompanied orr J. iTamc Niamey.
tita Reb-bllcan candidate 'lor Governor of
Indiana. yCCHUma, JfixE.iMt adents of
Howe "Military Academy were -present to
greet the Vice-Presidential candidate. To
them he. -said:
"Someof our political opponents have
had much tcu-say about militarism and
Lthe -s spirit of militarism. There is no
spirit of militarism which is a menace
to our country. The soldiers or the Ke-
Tubllc have always been Its friends and
not its enemies. The young men studying
military tactics here are learning the les
sons of patriotism and learning to be
good citizens. They are not laying foun
dations which will be a menace to our
National welfare, but to give strength to
our institutions. Here, onthe one hand.
are the cadets, and on the other-the school
children bearing the flag of the utepubllc.
You young men are learning how better
to protect it against Its enemies the world
about. There arc no enemies of tho
American flag at home. Tho 0,000,000 of
citizens. I care not to which party they
belong, whether they are Bepufillcans or
Democrats, are all friends of the Amer
ican flag". The little army of the united
States is necessary. It will continue to
be the protector and guardian of our Na
tional interests. The strength of. the Re
public, however, la not in the army, splen
did as it is, nor Is it In the great battle
ships which have brought us such
nown: the strength ot the Republic abides
in the patriotic hearts of our country
The largest crowds of the day were at
Goshen, Elkhart and South Bend. Tho
last-speech of the evening was at-Ham
mond, and the Senators special train was
sidetracked at Michigan City during tho
Colonel Flagg, Realizing Health 13
GonejLeaps Into River.
DUICTH, Mlnn Nor. L Colonel A. M.
Flagg, who until a few weeks ago was
eojtor ot tne uuiutn ewa-xriDune, com
mitted suicide late- this, afternoon by
drowning. Colonel Flagg, who had been
in ill-health for some months, recently
took a vacation and went to his old home
in Rockford, Hi. He returned shortly.
but was unable to resume his work.
. Anslo-Bussiaa War Scare. '
Sailing of TiUBslan squadron from VI 50 leads
British public to believe. Urns Is at .hand
ror war. Page 1.
Foreign Office explains Russia was only to
detain officers having knowledge of
trawler Incident. Page 1.
Great activity prevails in naval circles at
Gibraltar, but Britain will not explain its
meaning. Page 5.
British press Is disappointed at the turn In
affairs. Page C.
Russia fears Britain may. yet stop the Baltlo
fquadron. Page 5.
Ruseo-Japasese war. .
Kuropatkln may retreat If-Japanese force Is
found superior. Page 3.
Japanese are displaying the greater activity
at Mukden, but show disposition to go
into Winter quarters. Page 3.
Japanese fire at Port Arthur is proving ef
fective. Pago 11.
Cortelyou refuses" to take' "contributions of
trusts who desire favors. Page 1.
Democrats realize only a landslide can save
Parker. Pace 1.
Parker meeting at Newark, N. J., Is cap
tured bf the Republicans for a short time.
rage xi.
Bandits hold up Cody, Wyo., bank and kill
the cashier. "Buffalo 2111" will take the
trail. Page 1.
California' airship' again makes a successful
flight at St. Louis. Page 2. .
Gans will meet Britt for 515,000 in Baltimore
at 134 pounds. Page 11.
University of Oregon team returns from
California. Page 11.
Northwest Politics.
Senator Mitchell addresses enthusiastic Re-
. publican rally at .Salem.- Page 1.
Pierce County. spurred to action by combina
tion headed by Northwestern Washington
counties. Page 4.
Pacific Coast.
Six-year-old boy kills girl playmate at Ham
ilton, Mont. Page 4.
George Cross. Spanish-American veteran.
killed while stealing a rids on the South
em Pacific. Page 4.
Jallbreak and murder of jailer prevented at
Oregon City. Page 4.
Commercial and Martee.
Improvement In" livestock outlook. Page 13.
California grain stocks decreased. Page 15.
Wheat advances at Chicago on war rumors.
Page 15.
Fluctuations in stock prices at New York.
Page 15.
Two more deep-water .ships added to fleet In
port. Page 14.
Pertiaad aad "Vicinity.
B 11. Harriman acquires ownership of Co
lumbia Southern. Pare 10.
Sheriff Word raids Warwick poolroomwlth
out a warrant Page 18.
Street Improvement bonds sell at a premium.
Page 14.
Republicans plan ,blg rally for Saturday
night. Page 14.
John S. Seed -falls to make defense In $10,
000 damage suit. Page 10.
Estimates for city's expenses in 1903 nearly
all prepared. Page 8.
Woman .frost- Vaacouver, Wash,, thinks-she
was "tricked with mock marriage. Pace 10.
Police arrest vaw who -is evidently sales
.agent,, for Iwrgtars. Page 12.
Ordinance to revoke telcpho&e compacts
.franchise will fee. la trod seed la City
Council. Page 19,
Xorthern Itoc yomewgeg agrafe eassiag
te view- ylr atte. Tae 1-8.
Cerdrays Thatr will b turned iVo vsw6-
- J ;rfU-lMaM.?s K
NovKs 4
I gregkln
Cortelyou Frowns on
the Truster
Roosevelt's Representatives
Have Made Pledges to None.
Naturally, Industries Which Barely
Escaped Ruin .Under Democratic
Rule Aid Republicans, but
Campaign Fund Is Small.
NEW YORK, Nov. 1. A Washington
dispatch to the Tribune says:
"The total campaign funds at the dis
posal of the National Republican Com
mittee this year is considerably less than
one-half what It amounted to four years
ago, and less than one-third of the total
of eight years ago, yet the assurances of
a great Republican victory reach Wash-
ington from every part of -the country.
That success will be achieved under the
most Kratlfying circumstances is shown
by the fact that not a single pledge of
any sort has been given . by. Chairman
Cortelyou or any one authorized to repre
sent him to any individual, corporation or
"Naturally, the great industrial enter
prises, some of which barely escaped ruin
in the last Democratic administration, and
others, which see that tho -administration
ot National affairs by a party which
firmly declares that protection is robbery.
would force them into bankruptcy, havo
contributed to the Republican campaign,
fund. So have certain labor organizations,
whose members have vivid recollections
of having been thrown out of work in
Cleveland's . administration. Some corpor
ations havo contributed to both campaign
funds and still others have contributed-
exclusively to the Democratic fund.-
'A. man who knows all that occurred at
Mr. Cortelyou'a last .call on the. President
said today:
' "While Mr. Cortelyou was at the
White House he told the President of an
attempt made by big corporations to se
cure promises of favoritism; after-lection.
The man who approached him offered
his check with the remark: "We, of
course, will expect kind treatment at the
hands of the Administration this Winter."
' "Cortelyou told the man to keep his
contribution, as the National Republican
Committee was not receiving jsuch in ex
change for guarantees for future favors.
Another great corporation, angered at Its
inability to Influence the President in a
direction contrary to his conception, of
duty,, has made "no contribution to the
Republican 'campaign fund. It may be said
in Cortelyou'a defense, if he needs any,
that he has not received a cent from, any
source with the understanding that the
contributor was to be favored by legisla
tion or otherwise for money advanced.
Not a single promise has been made to
any Individual, no corporation influence
has, in the slightest manner, pledged the
President or Administration to any form
of action after election.' "
Democrats Hardly Dare to Believe
Parker Tide Will Set In.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. A New York
dispatch to the Star says:
"The Democratic managers are in ec
stasy of hope over the prospect for the
state and electoral tickets In New York.
They have net a shadow ot doubt that
Parker and Herrick will carry the state.
They are looking forward with feverish
anxiety to the developments of the next
few days, hoping, yet hardly daring to
believe, that the favorable conditions ex
isting In 'Manhattan may extend like a
prairie fire, to the -neighboring States of
New Jersey and Connecticut. They are
holding their breath to see if tho land
slide, which only could elect Parker, has
really set in.
"The outburst of Democratic enthusi
asm In this state is reported in all doubt
ful states, with the expectation the cheer
ing news will arouse the faithful in other
states to renewed efforts.
"Word has gono forth from Democratic
National headquarters to Connecticut,
New Jersey, Maryland and West Virgin
ia and-the doubtful Western. States, 'We
will get New York.' Up to last Saturday
politicians at the Democratic headquarters
felt that Parker could only be elected by
a landslide. It was their only hope, for
lorn. as it 'appeared. They are not cer
tain yet that it is In prospect, but they
are wonderfully encouraged.
"The present ebulitlon of Democratic
hope has not shaken tbe Republican man-.
agers, though it is within the boander of
truth to state that at Republican "Ketid
quarters some surprise Is felt at the
seeming increase in Democratic seat!
merit in this city. There Is not tbe slight
est diminution of conQdeace anions "the
Republican managers. They" do hot 'wa
ver oyer Roosevelt's elee&os. They do" not
concede New York to Parker, bat simply
scale down their estimates of Roosevelt's
prospective plurality ta St the apparent
growth, of Tmocratic santimont in Mas
hatt&n. When thus sealed down, it still
shows In their 'eeUsoatie 4 sufficient
gin to roile victory-
"Odds on Roosevelt in. the bettiag or the
curb fell off today. The e4set of fore-
easts by local papers, which were awn-
XecaHj: ,o net sere noes iraraMe to t
ker than had been expected, shortened
the odds on Roosevelt from 6 to 1 to
less than 4 to X" '
Deems Pell Encouraging to Parker.
NEW YORK, Nov. 1. Editorially, the
Times today says:
"A canvass of the New Tory City vote
made by the Brooklyn Eagle, showing an
indicated Parker plurality of 1S2.022. means
not only that this state is going Demo-.
cratic by a great plurality, but the Parker
tide has risen to a stage which, in all
probability, will sweep the country."
Provides for Settlement of Any Dis
pute by Arbitration.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 1. Secretary. Hay
and Ambassador Jusserand today signed
treaty providing for the settlement by
arbitration of any possible disputes be
tween the United States and France. It
Is drawn on the lines of the Anglo-French
arbitration treaty.
Out of deference to the United States
Senate, to which this treaty will be sub
mitted when it assembles In December,
the State Department is not able to make
public its text. However, it is very, much
like the treaty which was negotiated Oc
tober K, 1303, by Lord Lansdowne for
England, and. Ambassador Cambon for
It is the opinion ot the officials here
that tMs convention does not in any way
threaten the predominance in this hemis
phere of the Monroe doctrine.
The treaty is to be followed very soon
by .one between America and Italy, and
there is reason to believe that some
progress already has been made In that
direction. A similar treaty with Switzer
land will come next, according to the
present .plans, and it is. probable that a
whole set of arbitration treaties will, be
negotiated, as mentioned by Secretary
Hay in his New York speech.
Treaty Is Regarded as Notable Exten
sion of Delcasse's Peace Policy.
PARIS, Nov. 3. The news of the sign-
ins of the arbitration treaty between
J'anrce and the United States in Wash
ington today is received here with the
warmest expressions of approval, partic
ularly in Governmental circles. The
treaty Is regarded hot' only as a strong
bond between the two Republics, but also
an- -an Important extension of Foreign
Minister Delcasse's series of peace treat
ies. The Initiative was taken over 1
year ago, when Baron DE3tourneUes de
Constant, the leader of the French arbi
tration movement, wrote to President
Roosevelt, expressing the hope that the
Anglo-French entente might have as
sequel a Franco-American entente. Pres
ident Roosevelt expressed his hearty ap
proval, saying Secretary Hay would take
up the question. In the meantime For
eign Minister Delcasse and Ambassador
Porter went over the subject here, and
Secretary Hay and Ambassador Jusserand
opened preliminary negotiations.' The
"French officials .were favorable through
out, -and regretted postponement, owing
to ' the Question, over Spanish ratifica
tion. When Jfjjbassador Jusserand was
here recently M. Delcasse asraln con
ferred with him on the subject. -Since the
Ambassadors return to Washington .re
ports indicated that former difficulties had
been removed, and the news of the sign
Ing of the treaty brings the realization of
what the officials .bad long. desired. "
AmDas3aaor sorter tonight manifested
tho heartiest satisfaction at the "success
ful conclusion ot the negotiations. He
said- the relations between the United
States and France were fortunately so
cordial that it was hoped that the terms
of the treaty might never be invoked.
However, he added, the document' will be
highly beneficial in giving definite treaty
iorm ior the long-existing friendship of
tne two governments' and peoples.
Tne public and press strongly approve
ot the treaty, mainly because of the
friendly attitude of France toward the
United States, and also as another nota
ble achievement of 31. Delcasse, whose
recent pacific Influences in the Anglo-
Russlan crisis have emphasized the ben
efit resulting from the various ententes
he has succeeded in establishing.
Northern Pacific Agents WJII Make
Tour to Obtain Facts.
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 1. Official an
nouncement of the"appomtment of Frank
A. Wadlelgh to be assistant general pas
senger agent of the Denver & Rio Grande
Railway waa sent out today. He wul en
ter upon his duties November 35.
Mr. Wadlelgh resigned as manager ot
the Immigrant Clearing House of the
Western Passenger Association in New
York to come back to Denver in the place
made vacant by the retirement of Thomas
E. Swann.
' Passenger and immigration representa
tives of the Northern Pacific- stations sit
uated fa the important centers from
Maine to California will gather in St.
Paul this week and will leave Thursday
morning In private cars attached to the
regular westbound through train on a
comprehensive tour of the territory served
by the Northern Pacific The trip Is to
be made for the purpose of giving the
representatives ot the system personal
knowledge of the West, Its cities, its
growth and development.
Many of the district passenger agents
and immigration representatives of the
system from the other sections of the
United States have never had an opportu
nity for careful study of the territory
from SL Paul to tidewater. .On this trip
they wilt cover the system by daylight,
visiting all the Important points and ob
taining first-class Information of the
Lewis and Clark country. Passenger rep
resentatives will make the tour with the
coming Lewis and Clark Exposition at
Portland especially in mind, and. will ob
tain facts and knowledge which will be
useful in handling, the expected heavy
travel of next year.
. Mr. Takahlra Passes the Best Day
Since the Operation.
NEW "YORK, Nov. I. At 5' o'clock it
was announced from the sick chamber
"tkat Minister Takahira. --had -passed the
naost 6omfortah-le day .since the operation
was performed. He has taken little or no
nourishment as yet. but has slept well,,
and this, h,is strengthened him. Early is
the afternoon a large bunch of white and.
yellow chrysanthemums was received at
the 'hotel, the gift of President and Mrs.
Jtodeevelt, with an earnest expression of
their hope for the Minister's recovery.
At 11:30 tonight It was said that Minister
Takahtra, had had a- slight sinking spell
Between 9 aad. 3 o'clock, bat that he re
uponded almost immediately to stisiulasts
aad recovered fei former strength, la a
few BatavtM- It was stated that the slnk
inr spell did not isean that tbe patient
was any worse. Juet Before mMnigttt
Mb condition was si& to be better than, it
- & W IXtora nooa.
Britain Excited at
Russia's Action;
is Broken,
Baltic Fleet is Expected to Be
Sunk Promptly.
Foreign Office Points Out That Only
Officers Concerned In Tawler
Incident Were to Leay
the Squadron.
Xondon has passed through a day ot
sensational rumors, for -which there
seems to have been no basis, in fact.
The Russian Ambassador -waa received
In audience by King" Edward, who ex
pressed his satisfaction for the course
events have taken and confidence that
the outcome would be satisfactory to
both Great Britain and Russia.
Admiral Kaxanakoff, ot tbo Admiralty
Council, will be one ot the two rep
resentatives of Russia on tfio Interna
tional commission. "The namo ot his
colleague has not been announced.
The four officers detached from Ro
jestvensky's squadron to tell tha Bory
of the Dosrsr Bank affair-Hare expected
tojeada SU Feteraburg by Friday.
LONDON, Nov. 3. Negotiations be
tween Great Britain and Russia looking- to
a settlement of the North Sea affair are
progressing favorably, and there Is not
the slightest danger of. friction arising be
tween the two governments. The constitu
tion of the International commission un
der The Hague convention is on the verge
of settlement.
In spite of these pacific conditions,
Great Britain today experienced a war
panic that can only be compared" "to the
panic created on October 23, when the
news of the sinking of the trawlers in
the North Sea was received. Not for
years have so many alarmist reports and
flaming extras flooded London The most
extraordinary feature ot this scare, which
was serious enougn wnue it lasiea, ia
that there was not one single . circum
stance to Justify it.
The excitement started early in the day,
when the newspapers announced the de
parture of the Russian Baltic squadron
from Vigo. The public was not in pos
session of the information cabled by the
Associated Press to the United States that
only the officers concerned In the firing
on the British trawlers would be detached,
and jumped at the conclusion that Russia
had broken faith by not detaining the
vessels Involved in the affair. On top of
this came wild reports of tremendous, ac
tivity at "Gibraltar.
Climax Is Reached.
Hour by hour the news from Gibraltar
became more serious, until at last the cli
max wrs reached with the announcement
that the British fleet had. cleared for ac
tion. Some even said the fleet had sailed
to meet Jtejestyenokys squadron. In huge
type the 'papers made the parallel state
ments, "the Russian fleet has sailed,"
"the British has cleared for action."
No newspapers and no person seemed
able, to explain these events. The reas
suring Information from the United States
that the sailing" of the Baltic squadron
from Vigo was with the knowledge of
and agreeable to the British government
was not even hinted at by the papers
The news from Gibraltar became mora
and more- alarming, and finally the For
eign Office was overrun by reporters,
soma of wnom brought the rumor that
Admiral Beresford had already sunk the
remnant of Admiral Rojegtyeaskys fleet.
Ambassador Benkendorff at that moment
was quietly discussing with Foreign Min
ister Lansdowne the personnel of the in
ternational commission, but it was popu
larly rumored that he was receiving an
ultimatum. Premier Balfour, Admiral Sir
John Fisher, Commander-in-Chief at
Portsmouth, Lord Selboume,First Lord of
the Admiralty, and Prince Louis of Bat
tenburg. Director of Naval Intelligencer,
were all-in conference, and it was openly
hinted that they were planning the first
stroke ot war. As a matter of fact they
like Lord Lansdowne, were engaged, in
considering nssaea that had been sug
gested for the international commfeeioc.
Public Excitement Allayed.
When all London was in this state ot
mind, and while anybody who might be
supposed to know anything was constantly-
being asked, "Has war been declared?"
the Foreign 0&ee deeided to adopt - s,
course aeore onwusl for IV sad. in order
to allay the public eaceHueaout gave out
to the press the fottowiag statement?
aefore th Kbm&ui fttot Mi Tig, iattrue.
ticro were given to th.Hwli ASasim. ydth
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