Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 27, 1905, Image 1

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VOL. XLIV. NO. 13,771.
Seattle Man Will Be
Elected Senator.
Swings His Votes to
King County Man.
Demands of Political Pirates
Grew With the Days,
Enough of the Tacoma and Wilson
Forces Will Be Recruited to Give
Piles Necessary 'Number to
Insure Victory.
t ..................
Foster 46 Turner 6 '
Piles SO Absent 3
Sweeny 28 ,
"Wilson ...... 1 Total 1S3
' Jones - 7 '
i ............
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 26. (Staff Cor
respondence.) The big light for the seat
of Addison G. Foster In the United States
Senate came to an cad at a late hour
this evening, when Charles Sweeny sud
denly withdrew from the race and named
as the legatee of his strength Samuel H.
Piles, of Seattle. who will be elected on
the first ballot at the joint session to
morrow noon. y dfnf
The refusal of tMr. Sweeny lb buy his
way Into the United States Senate was
the primary cause of the unexpected cli
max, and as has been predicted since the
fight opened, the Spokane candidate re
tained a sufficiently strong hold on the
situation to name the candidate after he
decided to drop out of the fight himself.
As forecasted In yesterday's letter, the
climax came with a rush and was hast-
cned by the refusal of a number of mem
bers who were temporarily in the Foster
camp, but who had no Intention of stay
ing there, to vote for Sweeny as they had
agreed to do.
The Foster following, numerically the
strongest of any of the four prominent
candidates in the fight, has from the open
lag of the contest been regarded as an
chorage ground for a number of pirates
who were there not from any love for the
Senator from Tacoma, but because his
harbor gave them good holding ground
until they were ready to up anchor and
bear away to a prize.
Some Are Honest Gentlemen.
This harsh criticism, of course, does not
apply to a number of honest, incorrupt
ible gentlemen who. by virtue of geo
graphical location or friendship for the
Senator, would have remained with him
until the last without even the promise
of a postoffice. Land Office or Custom
House. Not all of these political free
booters were In the Foster camp some
of them were temporarily resting under
other Senatorial flags pending the time
when It would be to the best Interests of
all concerned for them to vote for Sweeny.
But Sweeny brought some new ideas
down to Olympla with him and he put
them into the practice on the day of his
arrival. He opened elaborate headquar
ters and there was plenty to drink and
smoke, and If some speculative Legislator
got too much of his paycheck on the
high card the Spokane candidate took
pleasure In staking him. to a meal ticket
and a few dollars. Beyond this point,
regardless of his Senatorial aspirations.
expenditure ceased, and that was what
made It hard for a number of men to
vote for Sweeny.
Artists in Hold-Up Line,
A close-range study of nearly all of
the Senatorial tights that have . been
pulled off in this city since "Washington
was a state has led me to believe that
not all of the hold-up artists are on the
highways, but nothing In the past Legis
latures has equaled the frank, free-and-easy
hold-up methods of a few of the
members of the present aggregation. As
an Illustration of what has brought about
the denouement that Is scheduled for to
morrow. I recall a conversation with one
af the members, who was suffering from
a bad cold and the rock-and-rye remedy,
a few nights ago.
"I tell you." said he. in a buret of
confidence, "Sweeny is not running this
thing right. Look at Blank, who is vot
ing for Foster. He hates the ground Fos
ter walks on. and he will never go to
Piles or Wilson. Sweeny could 'a had
him for $5000 at the start, but it will take
$10,000 now and if that Spokane gazabo
does not get busy very soon, it will cost
him more every day from now on."
This was only one of a number of cases
which were encountered by the Sweeny
men, and while the demands in the ag
gregate would have made no material
crimp in the pocketbook of the Spokane
millionaire, the principle Involved caused
him to decline the generous offers. Se
cure in the belief that none of the lead
ing candidates could be elected without
heir uutaUmcc tbcw patriots iave
holding off, waiting a purchaser. A ten
days struggle convinced Sweeny that the
game was not worth the candle tinder
such circumstances, and after the ballot
was taken at noon today, he decided to
throw his strength to Piles and end the
tiresome struggle.
Smith Arranged the Details. '
The details of the affair were arranged
by C J. Smith, acting for the King Coun
ty delegation, and George Baker and the
Stevenson brothers, who have been man
aging the Sweeny campaign, ilr. Sweeny
was not inclined to discuss the matter fur
ther than to recall an interview printed
in The Oregonlan last 'Fall, in which he
stated that If he could not be elected by
clean and honorable methods be would
not be elected at all.
Mr. Sweeny eeemed highly pleased over
the discomfiture of some of the members
who had neglected to climb into the
Sweeny band-wagon .before it rolled into
the Piles camp. He stated that he would
not bo a candidate for election four years
hence, and, whether he changes his mind
or not, he has made a long stride toward
popularity in Washington by the stand
he has taken in his brief experience as a
Senatorial candidate.
To say that the King County men were
pleased at the sudden change in their
fortunes is drawing it mild. Hardly a
man on the delegation would admit yes
terday that there was a chance to elect
Piles, and up to the very moment when
the conference over the transfer of the
Sweeny strength began they were serious
ly considering the advisability of dropping
him and giving John I. Wilson the eagerly-desired
opportunity to try what ho
could do with the King County forces.
Wilson Loses a Chance.
Had Sweeny remained in the fight they
would probably have given Wilson a try
out for a few days and had he shown no
greater strength tlian Piles, Judge Burke,
of Seattle, and ex-Governor ilcGraw were
slated to try their luck with the delega
tion. Negotiations leading up to the coup
were conducted very quietly, and it was
well on toward midnight before the Fos
ter people were in full possession of the
The Sweeny people met about 10 o'clock
and all signed the agreement to vote for
Piles on the first ballot tomorrow.
The ballot tomorrow will be the thir
teenth Joint ballot, and by a singular co
incidence it is the same unlucky number
on which Harold Preston, Seattle's can
didate, went down to defeat before the
Ankeny forces two years ago. The 28
Sweeny men who have been signed up to
vote for Piles will bring the Seattle man's
strength up to a total of 58 votes, and the
other ten necessary to an election will be
drawn from the Foster and Wilson
forces, where some of both the Sweeny
and Piles reserve force has been voting.
Foster Camp in Wild Alarm.
There was wild alarm In the Foster
camp when the news of the deal was
made public and telegraph and telephone
wires to all parts of the state were kept
hot in an effort to stay the tide, but to
all appearances the Plles-Uweony combi
nation has everything locked up so tight
that a stay of proceedings is Impossible.
There was but one ballot cast at the
joint session today, and .there was a gen
eral sigh of relief when a moderate de
mand for another roll call was voted
down. What might have happened on that
thirteenth ballot had It been cast today
will never be known, but all of the
forces were expecting a break in some
direction and each candidate claiming it
would be in his favor. There was no
change in the vote today, except that
Senator Earles, who on the second bal
lot yesterday voted for Foster, returned
to the Democratic fold and. with his party
colleagues, voted for ex-Senator Turner.
Twelve More Recruits.
At 1 o'clock this morning the man
agers of the Piles campaign announced
that they had secured pledges from 12
men who have been voting for Foster,
Wilson and Jones. This would assure
at least 70 votes for Piles, and his elec
tion Is generally conceded, although
Foster's managers have not yet aban
doned the fight. v
King County headquarters Is in t
wild uproar of joy, and so confident
are the Piles people that there will ba
no slip In the proceedings that they
have ordered a special train, brass
bands, etc., to carry the victorious can
didate home tomorrow afternoon.
E. W. W.
Senator Fulton Speaks Good Word for
Officers Who Train Militia.
ington, Jan. 26. Senator Fulton took
occasion in the Senate today to protest
against the provision in the Army bill
cutting down the pay of retired officers
assigned to duty with the state militia.
"There Is no more important duty an
Army officer can perform." said he.
"than that which he performs in train
lng and organizing the state militia.
When this Government assigns an of
ficer on the retired list to active duty,
whether in the service of the state
mllltla or elsewhere, he is entitled to
have active pay. To reduce the sal
aries of these officers would deprive
Oregon, I have no doubt, of the services
of a very able Army officer who has
"been detailed to militia service in
that state, and who has done more to
build up the Oregon militia and make
it efficient than has the service of any
other man connected with It. I refer
to Colonel Jackson. It would be a great
loss to the militia organization in that
.state to be deprived of his services; The
Government should have charge of the
organization of the militia, and when
it assigns an officer to train it, this
Government should pay the salary of
that officer."
Demand Ransom for Trias Family
Cavalry Sent After Them.
MANILLA Jan. 35. The leaders of the
band of ladrones which recently attacked
the town of San Francisco de Malabon
and captured the wife and two children
of ex-Governor Trias, now demand a
ransom for the release of their captives.
In response, to the request of Governor
General Wright, General Corbln will send
to the Province of Cavite the third troop
of the Second Cavalry, under command
of Major F. W. Sibley, to assist the In
sular forces now fighting with lad rones
near Sllang. Later advices place the num.
Cossacks Grow Gentle
With Strikers. '
Trepoff Sits oa the Lid to Hold
It Down.
Strike Spreads, but Enters on Pacific
Phase Moscow Employers Make
Concessions Finns Welcome
x the Exiles Home.
With troops patrolling the streets In
St, Petersburg, Moscow, Llbau, Odessa.
'Kleff and othtr Industrial centers vf
Russia, there were yesterday bo serious
collisions with strikers. In Moscow,
some of tbe employers are evincing a
wllllngnees'to make some concessions to
their workmen, but tbere has been no
general agreement on that point.
In St. Petersburg, tbe return of the
workmen has. enabled several factories
to resume operations; and the authori
ties hope to witriMW & general resump
tion there on Monday.
The Minister of the Interior has prom
ised to consider tbe caaes of the prom
inent writers who were sent to tbe
St. Peter and St. Paul fertresaJfer their
activity to the political and economic
agitation, and he has given a qualified
promise hat tbey shall be released.
LONDON', J as. 20. A dUpntcli from
St. Petersburg, timed SxSO P. M., to a
news agency report that Pnhl's fac
tory and a large cotton mill have bees
set on fire and are burntnc fiercely.
DORP AT, Livonia, Jan. 2& A crovrd
of 2000 persons, inelndlnn; nxitny yt rim
es, cngratcetL In an ten 1 1 -ro v e -n ni en t
demonntratloB here.. Tbe crowd tv an
dispersed by tbe police.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 27. Despite
the fact that Thursday was a day of
calm in the Capital City, tbere is a
feeling of apprehension among the of
ficials. The danger Is not here in St.
Petersbyrg; the uprising in this place
is checked. The worklngmen have had
a lesson they will long remember and
the administration of General Trepoff
is strongly entrenched, but this is tbe
case only In St. Petersburg.
The outlying districts are hotbeds of
rebellion and reports of clashes have
been coming In since Thursday morn
ing from half a hundred different cities.
So far as can be learned, the number
killed was small and the Cossacks used
their knouts and not their sabers and
rifles in checking the disorder. But
the feeling was there, and the manner
in which the people cursed the emblems
of authority and the uniforms of the
troops all indicated the strongest of ill
Prepare for New Move.
The authorities are apprehensive of
another uprising today. This fact be
came plain last night, when the news
became public that hundreds of .cipher
messages has been sent to every dis
trict in Eurppean Russia. They were
addressed for the most part to Gov
ernors and Chiefs of Police and, while
their contents were unknown, they are
believed to refer to the rumored con
certed action of the revolutionaries
scheduled for today. Troops are being
hurried to every place where there Is
any chance of dJxorde.,- and 4t is cer
tain thr.t the Czar has decided to follow
but the advice of General Trepoff and
again rule with an Iron hand.
Trepoff Declares Purpose.
General Trepoff granted an audience
to a delegation of newspaper men last
night and discussed the situation in
the district of St. Petersburg with them
at some length. He made no secret of
his intention .to curb the "agitators,"
even though they should be compelled
to kill off half of the population of St,
Petersburg in doing so. He declared
that order had already been largely re
stored'; that many of the worklngmen
are willing to return, to work so soon
as they can be guaranteed protection.
Pressed by the newspaper men to
give them a list of the manufacturing
establishments that bad reopened and
which were in operation, he declared
that he could not do so, for the "list
was changing hourly."
"There is not one word of truth in
the report that I have threatened to.
deport all of the workmen who decline
to return to their lebors lind" send them
to distant villages, he continued. "That
story was circulated by the enemies of
the government. So far as the general
situation Is concerned I am not competent
to speak, and, in fact, I am talking now
absolutely from my own viewpoints.
No Concessions to 'Liberals.
"As regards St. Petersburg, however,
I can assure you thac order will not
only bo restored, but will be main
tained. On this the government is de
termined, and its resources are suf
ficient to accomplish this end. Unim
portant disorders .can, of course, be ex
pected from time to time, but I believe
the worst is over.
"I do not think that .there is any ne
cessity for any concessions being made
to the Liberals, and none are likely to
be. I see. no connection between the
Gopon movement and the Liberals, and
I consider both separate and distinct."
Peace Restored in Capital, and Strik
ers Return to Work.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 27 (2 A. M.)
Although the strikes In Reval, Llbau,
Kleff, Odessa and a few smaller places
are extending, the situation 13 nowhere
acute. An Increasing number of work
men are out in Moscow, but there Is no
general tie-up or disorder there. The
whereabouts of Father Gopon still re
mains a mystery, although It is believed
he Is in Moscow.
The Russian capital presents almost a
normal appearance, and the authorities
are confident .that the backbone of .he
strike has been broken. Sqtne factories
and mills already have resumed, and a
general resumption of operations is ex
pected on Monday. w
The authorities expect that the failure
of the strike here will have a discourag
ing effect upon the workmen in other
cities to which the troubles have been
spreading, and believe that there Is no
longer danger of a complete suspension
of all the industrial concerns of Russia.
Minister of the Interior Svlatopolk
Mlrsky has promised a delegation of edi
tors who called upon him that he will
investigate the arrest of a number of
prominent writers who are now confined
In the St. Peter and St. Paul fortress
and secure their release as soon as pos
How Moscow Employers Saved Fac
tories From Destruction.
MOSCOW, Jan. 26. The day passed
with complete quiet, the strikers gener
ally remaining Indoors and not visiting
the 'heart of the city. Several mills are
reported to have offered an Increase In
wages to their employes.
The Associated Press correspondent
(Concluded on Page 5.)
California Passes Lewis
and Clark Bill,
HAS $90,000 TO SPEND
Pians Are "Complete for Splen
did Building,
Governor Deneen Indorses Bill Appro
priating $35,000 for Exhibit
Commissioner Mclsaac Work
ing With Committee.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 26, (Special.) The
Lewis and Clark appropriation bill, which
passed the Senate on Monday by a unan
imous vote, today passed the Assembly,
again unanimously. It will bo signed by
the Governor as soon as it can be en
grossed. The money appropriated by this bill.,
with the appropriation of two years ago,
JSO.OOO in all. will be Immediately avail
able, under the direction of Governor Par
dee, who Is authorized to act in his own
discretion. There will be no waste of
funds In an elaborate official organiza
tion. There are no salaried Commission
ers, and only persons will be employed
whl will give their time to the work.
. There has been prominently displayed
In Governor Pardee's office during the
last ten days a large architect's drawing
In water colors of the proposed California
building to be erected on the Exposition
grounds. It will be in the form of a
Greek cross, with four fronts, one on
.each side, each being a replica of one of
the famous . California Mission buildings.
The architectural style will be of the
Mission type.
The artist represents the building
bathed in sunshine, with the space imme
diately about it thronged with a multi
tude in gala dress. One Senator re
marked, to the amusement of all about,
that any artist who didn't know enough
to represent a rainstorm and provide the
people with umbrellas' ought not' to be em
ployed in -designing a building for Oregon.
The people of Oregon should know that
California makes this contribution to
their Exposition in the spirit of cordial
neighborship. Not only the generous pro
vision but the unanimity with which It
was voted attest the entire good will of
the state which claims a little closer kin
ship with Oregon than with any other In
the Union. A. H.
Governor Deneen Recommends Appro
priation of $35,000 for the Fair.
SPRINGFIELD, III.. Jan. 26. (Special.)
"With the sanction and official approval
of Governor Deneen, a bill will be Intro
duced in both branches of the General
Assembly next Monday, providing for an
appropriation of $35,030 for an Illinois
building at the Lewis and Clark Centen
nial Exposition, which will open next
June at Portland Or. Along with the
bill will be presented a special message
from Governor Deneen Indorsing the
measure and requesting Us passage.
Colin H. Mclsaac. Commissioner-General
for the Exposition, has been In Spring
field several days consulting with Gover
nor Deneen and with members of the
Legislature relative to a state representa
tion, and the agreement for the. Introduc
tion of this bill Is the outcome if his ef
fortsj According to the present arrangement,
Mr. Mclsaac Is to appear before the
House and Senate committees on appro
priations -on Tuesday fiext to explain the
purpose and scope of the Exposition and
in behalf of the bill.
President Renews His Declaration
Against Race Suicide.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 26. Right Rev.
Bishop Doane, of Albany, and a com
mittee of the inter-churph conference
on marriage and divorce called on the
President today to confer with him in
regard to some of the results of their
deliberations. Bishop Doane delivered
a brief address to President Roose
velt, to which the President replied
as follows:
There is a certain tendency to exalt the
unessential In dealing with our public ques
tions, and public men especially are apt to
get their attention concentrated on ques
tions that have an importance, but wholly
ephemeral importance, compared with the
questions that go straight to the root of
things. Questions like the tariff and the
currency are of literally no consequence
whatever compared with the necessity of
having the unit of our social life, the home,
While I do not know exactly what It Is
that you wish me to do. I can say in ad
vance that, so far as In me lies, all will
be done to co-operate with you toward the
end . yon have In view. One of the most
unpleasant and 'dangerous features of our
American life Is the diminishing birthrate
and the loosening of the marital ties among
the old native American families. It goes
without saying that, for the race, as for
the individual, no material prosperity, no
business growth, no artistic or scientific
development will count, if the race com
mits suicide. Therefore, bishop. I count
myself fortunate in having the chance to
work with you in this matter of vital im
portance to the National welfare.
Help ryrom British Unions.
LIVERPOOL, Jan. 26. At a conference
today of representatives of the labor or
ganizations of the United Kingdom, hav
ing a total membership of 400,000, resolu
tions of sympaOiy with the St. Peters-
burg strHera. Jcre adopted. Th coafer-
ence also inaugurated a relief fund for
the benefit of the Russian strikers. Reso
lutions were also adopted expressing sym
pathy with the German strikers.
Senator Heyburn Proposes to Separ
ate Them From Colville Agency.
ington, Jan, 26. Senator Heyburn has pre
pared and will offer an amendment to the.
Indian appropriation bill segregating the
Coeur d'AIene Indians in1 Idaho from the
Colville agency In Washington. At pres
ent 500 Coeur d'Alenes are under the con
trol of the Indian agent at Colville, but
their affairs ae not satisfactorily man
aged. Senator Heyburn proposes to give the
Coeur d'Alenes a superintendent of their
own. His amendment is indorsed by the
Indian Commissioner and the Secretary
of the Interior and by the agent at Col
ville. Northwest Mail Service News.
ington, Jan. 26. Mary E. Compton has
been appointed postmaster at Bay Cen
ter, Wash., vice R. O. Lanfare, resigned.
Rural carriers appointed: Oregon The
Dalles, route 1, Charles C. Crelghton. car
rier; Samuel R. Gilliam, substitute. Wash
ington Olympla, route 2. Howard L. Rob
inson, carrier; Frank Robinson, substi
tute. Second Lieutenant Horace U. Little,
Philippine scouts, recently appointed, now
at "Vancouver Barracks, will proceed to
Manila and report to the commanding
general, Philippines division, for assign
meat to duty.
American Mining Men Take Strong
Escort Torres Will Fight. Them.
NOG ALES, Ariz., Jan. 26. William
O'Daly, a prominent mining man, reports
the situation In the Yaqul country as
grave. He says that IS persons have been
killed by the Indians during the past
week, all Mexicans except the four Amer
icans murdered last Thursday near Co
bachl. Robert C. Brown, of Washington, D. C,
partner of ex-Senator Thurston, and Will
iam Sauntrey, of Stillwater, Minn., left
Mlnas PI etas last night with a large es
cort for the mines of the Yaqul Copper
Company, 90 miles east of Mlnas Prietas.
C. A. Sawtelle, cf Washington, D. C. a
member of the party, 13 returning to the
It Is stated here that General Torres is
preparing a vigorous campaign of exter
mination against sthe Yaquie.
The Weather.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southerly winds.
YESTEBDAY'S Maximum temperature. S5
deg.; minimum. -13. Precipitation. 0.00 Inch.1
The. OntbreajC In Russia.
Strte extf'c&s. T8.pld)y, but without aiaardsr,
" tffnughtnew trouble Is feared. Page 1.
Governor Trepoff says he- will curb agitators,
maintain order and make no conessions.
Pace L
Moscow employers save factories by paying
wages to strikers. Page 1.
Strike extends to cities along Baltic SesC
Page 5.
The War In the Far East.
Great battle begun on the Hun River. Page 4.
Troops from European Russia unwilling to
fight, and Kuropatkin advises peace. Page 4.
Secretary Hay proposes conference of powers
on Chinese neutrality. Rage 3.
AH great powers agree to Hay's proposal to
preserve Chinese Integrity. Page 3.
Congress will -he driven by public opinion to
act on railroad rates. Page 4.
Williams, the Democratic leader, says his par
ty will support Roosevelt "on railroad-rate
question. Page 4.
Senate agrees to restrict sale of transports,
but would allow use of private vessels.
Page 4.
Enough money In Celllo Canal fund to build
first lock. Page 3.
Marines from Panama hurrying to Santo Do
mingo to stop fighting against protocol.
Page 1.
Bill introduced In Illinois Legislature appro
priating $33,000 for Lewis and Clark. Fair.
Pace 1.
More revelations about Hocb, the Chicago
Bluebeard. Page 14. .
Great storm in the East abates and traffic
is resumed. Page S.
Prlrlce Eltel Frederick's condition serious.
Page 5.
German coal-owners accept mediation of
Parliament, when law is proposed grant
ing miners demands. Page 3.
Hull fishermen testify before North Sea
commission. Page 4.
Hungarian elections result in success of
Premier TIsza. Page 5.
Call for mass meeting to prevent seating of
Peabody as Governor of Colorado. Page 3.
Bryan predicts new alignment of parties.
Page 3.
Northwest legislatures.
Charles Sweeny swings his strength to S. H.
Pile, insuring his election as Senator from
Washington. Page 1.
Oregon Legislature will last longer than 50
days. Page 6.
Three measures are passed over Governor
Mead a veto at Olrmpla. Page 7.
Pacific Coast.
Mr. Belle Bales, of Beaverton,"saoon-smasher.
says she Is ready to go to Jail. Page 14.
Blizzard is raging in the Klondike, causing
- Intence suffering. Page 9.
Deposed San Francisco Police Commiisloner
Is giving the grand Jury forr.e pointers.
Page 9.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon wool production in 1904. Page 15.
Storm affects trading on Stock Exchange.
Page 15.
Wheat closes strong at Chicago. Page 15.
No future chartering at San Francisco. Pag
Attempt will be made to raise steamer Geo.
W. Elder. Page 14.
Schooner Mahukona anchors safely at Astoria
Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Manystates to erect pavilions at 'the Lewis
and Clark Exposition. Page 10.
Company incorporates to build line to base of
Mount Hood. Page 11.
Religious sect at Spokane plans to found ideal
community In Oregon. Page 12
-Rate conference held between traffic men and
railroad men. Page 14. tfaV
Young contractor found unconscious near his
home, and cause of accident . has not yet
been learned. Page 10.
Land company in being probed by Federal
grand Jury on charge of pig frauds?. In
Wheeler County. Pace 10.
Burglars rob safe at narrojEt-gauge de
pot. Page. 19.
Marines Going to San
to Domingo.
Cruiser Dixie, at Colon,
Under Hurry Orders. :
Five Companies From Empire
Have Embarked.
Republic, of W.hich United States- !!
Business Manager, Disturbed by
Another Revolution, and the
Troops Rush to Capital.
COLON', Jan. 26. The United States
cruiser Dixie na received inrry aril
ders to proceed to Santo DomlHo,
Is now coalLnR. Tito thousand rimrin
Trere brought ' to Colon today fretm
Empire Hill and embarked est Ote i
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 28. A Picayun
special from Panama says:
Considerable excitement has beia. ere
ated on the Isthmus by the receipt of or
ders by the converted cruiser Dixie to
proceed at once to the Island of San Do
mingo, where It was reported flghtli
had-broken out in the streets and be coma
so general that the assistance of- tbe 50f
marihes quartered upon Empire; Kill arsj
considered ' absolutely 1 necessary by thf
United States.
This cabled order reached the Dixie latr
yesterday afternoon and at once a mess
age was, transmitted to Empire, wher
Colonel "Wood had also received similaij
orders. These orders were for Colonel
Wood to proceed at once to Colon witfil
all his force, leaving only a small detach
ment to guard the Quartermaster's storey
on the hill.
Early this morning the orders "were!
given to break camp. The battalion o
marines at Empire has only been int
camp a few weeks, having only beeri
brought down to relieve the 600 men whd
had for 15 months looked after America!
interests during the exciting times wheel
the Republic of Panama waa being cre
ated. About four weeks ago the Prairl
carried back to America this force of
men and brought the battalion now ua-
der command of Colonel "Wood.
This command consists of five compan
ies and numbers In all a few over 5dS
officers and men. The officers of these
commands, nearly all of whom have fam-i
Hies, had sent for their wives, and. ia, M
number of Instances they had already am
rived. The hurry orders which came sc
mmexpectedly have created a decided stla
In camp and no end of excitement on torn
isthmus Itself. j
Revolt in Santo Domingo Is Aim
Against American Control.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan.. 27. (Spe;
ciaL) The following special cable dis
patch was received In this city- earlf
thjs (Friday) morning for a correct
spondent now in Colon. The corre
spondent is a reliable man and the re
port is generally credited here:
"The United States cruiser Dixie will
leave here for San Domingo "with. 50ft!
marines under command of Colonel
Wood, who has instructions to land his
troops prepared to uphold the peacsjj
and dignity of the American Govern
ment on that island.
"Rush orders .were received front
Washington by General Davis, Military
Governor of the Canal Zone, to senoV
every available marine to Santo Do
mingo, where fighting has broken outf
in the streets in opposition to the pro;
tocol recently declared by the Unite dl
States Government. The marines wera!
encamped at Empire, midway between.!
Colon and Panama, and when order i
were received ordering them to pro-j
ceed to Colon, considerable surpris
was manifested by the populace anSj
the men themselves. The troops wer j
equipped with full rounds of ammunl-1
tion and provided with rations to lastj
several days.
"Five companies were rushed acrosi
the isthmus and held in trains to enj-j
bark on board the Dixie, which willH
leave early next Sunday. Colonel
Wood and his troops anticipate a grea$
deal of trouble In Santo Domingo."
Quaker City's Nose Is Blue.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 26. Bitterly col
weather today followed the snowstorm,
of yesterday. During the night the wind
reached a velocity of 40 miles, and th.
temperature was it zero. The sform ha
Jjrought about conditions that have txo
existed since the blizzard of 18S8. Up ti
11 o'clock today not one through 'train'
had arrf-red from the South or North on
the Pennsylvania, Railroad, One traik"4
i .v. Tru,
came m iijjh me cot .-... -
Later in the day trains from the Sontlj.
and New Tork over the Pennsylvania '
nail rir " auvtsncu m ' mt uuvuo,