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VOL. XXII. NO. 45.
liN 10 LEI
Republicans Pick Him
Him for Speaker.
SELECTION 13 UNANIMOUS
Caucus Makes His Election
RENOMINATE OTHER OFFICERS
"Uncle Joe" Declares for Cuban Re
ciprocity and Libera! Appropriations-Williams,
sippi, Minority Leader.
HEADERS IK TJIE IIODSE.
Joseph G. Cannon was bora at
Guilford, N. C, May 7, 1S30.
By profession be Is a lawyer.
State's attorney la Illinois, 1861-
Elected to Forty-third Congress
and every time since save the
Long prominent as chairman of
committee of appropriations.
Familiarly known as 'Watchdog
of the Treasury."
John S. Williams -was born at
Momphls. Tenn.. July 30, 1834.
Admitted to the bar In that state.
Removed to Mississippi in 1S73,
and engaged In law practice and
raising of cotton.
Delegate to Chicago convention
which nominated Cleveland.
Elcotcd to G3rd, 54th, GSth, 5Gth.
57th and CSth Congresses.
"WASHINGTON, Nov- 7. At the caucus
rf the Republican members of the House
' Df Representatives, held In the hall of the
House tonight, Representative Joseph
G. Cannon, of Illinois, was unanimously
chosen as" tmrranfiiaate of the majority
as Spoakr. of tho Hoibfi. This action
assures his election Monday. Representa
tle Hepburn, of Iowa, was elected pre
siding officer o the caucus, and Repre
sentative Loudenslager, of New Jersey,
secretary. Tho roll call showed ISO mem
bers present Representative Dalzell, of
Pennsylvania, placed Mr. Cannon In nom
ination. After Representative Sherman,
of New York, had seconded It, the selec
tion was made unanimous. ,
Mr. Cannon, In sacceptlng tho nomina
tion, among other things, said:
"The Republican party stands for those
policies that have in the main prevailed
since 1861, under which, in 40 years from
a comparatively small nation we have
grown to bo first .among tho nations of
the oarth; and sovereignty with us is
the people. The Republican party, be
ing in the majority, is responsible and
is entitled to the credit
"Our policy should bo to consider and
enact proper legislation covering tho con
vention for reciprocal trade between tho
United States and Cuba; to make gener
ous, not extravagant, appropriations at
the regular session of Congress for the
public service; then to adjourn, and re
turn to our homes and tho people, setting
the seal of approval upon our action, will
do the remainder, working out their own
"I thank you for your action, in con
ferring this distinction upon me. I pledgo
my best efforts to justify your confidence,
and I ask your co-operation, without
which I cannot hope to succeed."
A resolution was adopted making tho
elective officers of tho House in the last
Congress the nominees for the Fifty
GLAD TO SEE HERMANN.
Western Members Congratulate Him
Upon Hi3 Return to Congress.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Nov. 7. At the Republican caucus
held in the House tonight, both Oregon
Congressmen and Jones and Humphrey, of
"Washington, and French of Idaho, were
present and voted for tho adoption of the
old rules. "When he entered the hall of
the House, Congressman Hermann was
given a hearty reception, being immedi
ately surrounded by a large group of
"Western members, who congratulated him
upon returning to his old post Mr.
Hermann lost no time In putting in earn
est efforts in behalf of the Lewis and
To many Representatives from tho
Northwest he explained his plan of solidl
fjlng the delegations from the Coast and
lntermountaln states with a view to mak
ing a formidable showing when the time
comes to ask for a liberal appropriation
for the Exposition. His plan was well re
ceived and not a few members themselves
deeply Interested in the enterprise. They
ore favorable to holding an early meeting
for tho purpose of formally organizing to
aid the Oregon delegation.
DEMOCRATS CHOOSE LEADER.
Williams, of Mississippi, Is Selected
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7. The Democrat
ic members of the House, in caucus at
the Scapitol today, selected Representa
tive John S. Williams, of Mississippi, as
tho unanimous choice of tne minority for
Speaker. This action makes him the
minority leader of the coming session.
Representative McClellan, Mayor-elect of
New York, received an ovation as he
entered the caucus and was congratulated
by his colleagues on his victor-.
The thanks of the caucus were ex-
tended to Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee,
the retiring minority leader, for his serv
ices to the party. Mr. Richardson re
sponded, thanking his colleagues in turn.
Mr. Hay, of Virginia, presided. Mr.
"Williams was placed In nomination by
Mr. Cooper, of Texas. Tho nomlnatloln
was the only one placed before the cau
cus. The newly-chosen leader responded
lh an address thanking the caucus. The
nominees of the caucus are as follows:
Charles A. Edwards, Texas, Clerk of
the House: E. V. Brookshlre, Indiana,
Sergeant-at-Arms; J. Jullen, Georgia,
Doorkeeper; J. K. Jackson, Alabama,
Postmaster; E. G. Bagby, Virginia,
Chaplain; I. R. Hill, Ohio; James English,
California; A. Knight, Georgia, and Jo
soph Sinnett, special employes Except
for one of the positions or. special em
ploye, there were no contests. Mr. Wil
liams offered a resolution, which was
adopted, providing that the Democrats
be allowed one more representative on
tho ways and means committee, and that
the Democrats be given the same repre
sentation they had on committees In tho
Mr. Baker, of New York, proposed the
following resolution, which was referred
to a committee:
"Resolved, that, regardless of the prac
tice of the Republicans, it is the sense of
the caucus that Its members do not ac
cept passes or favors from the railroads."
AMEEICA MAY GET CAEDINAL.
Gibbons and Ireland Mentioned for
ROME, Nov. 7. On the cvo of Monday's
consistory, a rumor is in circulation hero
that, in addition to the appointment of
Monsignors Merry del Val and Callegari
to the .cardinalate, which it Is already
known will be made, other cardinals will
be named. The rumor has It that the new
cardinals will bo Americans, that is, they
will belong to the American continent
Tho prevailing opinion Is that one will be
from the United States and ono from
The Vatican has received arguments in
favor of and opposing both Archbishops
Ireland and Ryan, those opposed to the
latter saying his nomination would mere
ly mean that of the archbishop of a cer
tain diocese, where a cardinal is less
needed. Cardinal Gibbons being near,
while the appointment of Archbishop Ire
land, besides giving the United States a
cardinal in tho West would add a mem
ber to the sacred college who would not
be merely an archbishop, but a -man or
commanding influence and prestige
throughout the United States. Thus the
question now lies before tho Pope, and It
is considered very doubtful if it will have
a solution even at the first consistory of
ANOTHER MYSTERIOUS DEATH
Young Woman In Paris Probably the
Victim of a Strangler.
PARIS, Nov. 7. Tho third mysterious
death to occur In the ranks of the demi
monde of Paris in tho last few days has
just been reported. The victim, a young
woman named Marie Louise Blgay, who
is said to have belonged to a good family,
was found in her apartment this morning
dead, having apparently been strangled.
The case may possibly prove to hava
besn one of self-destruction, as an empty
vlal,jYhIch had containedHlaudanum.jWas
found on a table beside the "bed. ' .
SPARRING COSTS HIS HEE.
Man Who Fought With Football
Player Held for Murder.
FRANKLIN, Pa., Nov. 7. Clarence Doo
little was arrested tonight, charged with
the murder of William Klngeley, a local
athlete and football player. Doolittle and
Klngsley engaged in a fight last night, and
Klngsley was declared the winner alter
threo rounds had been fought
Before he left the ring, however, it was
discovered he had ruptured a blood vessel,
and physicians were with htm all night,
but could not savo his life.
THE DEATH ROLL.
Kingman, Ariz., Nov. 7. Frank Rus-
sel, formerly professor of anthropology
at Harvard university, died nere uus
morning. Falling health 'forced him to
give up his researches and several months
ago he came to Arizona.
Well-Known New York Merchant.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7.-John K. Farwell,
ono of the best-known wholesale dry goods
merchants In this city. Is dead at the age
of 75, from heart failure. He was a mem
ber of the Farwell family of Chicago.
Eminent Englishman a Suicide.
LONDON, Nov. 7. Sylvanus Trevail,
president of the Royal Society of Archi
tects, was found dead from a pistol wound
on a train at Cornwall today. The indica
tions were that he committed suicide.
Wife of Grand Chief of Conductors.
CEDAR RAPDDS, la,, Nov. 7. Mrs. Ed
gar E. Clarke, wlfo of tho grand chief of
the Order of Railway Conductors of Amer
ica, died today after a long Illness. She
was 45 years old.
President of College Alumnae.
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 7. Mrs. Philip N.
Moore, of St Louis, was today elected
president of the Association of College
Alumnae. The next convention will be
held in St Louis.
William B. Allison, Iowa.
IP IN DISTRE!
Duns Law Trying to
Get Back to Port.
CAUGHT IN THE GALE
Nearly All of Her Sails Are
HAS A GREEN CREW ABOARD
Loaded Grain at Portland for Africa
and Crossed Out of the River
Last Tuesday Before the
ASTORIA Or., Nov. 7. (Special.) The
German bark Professor Koch, which ar
rived ,ln today from Port Los Angeles,
reports that about noon on Friday, when
in 46:52 north, 125:22 west, she sighted a
three-masted bark with only ono Jib, a
staysail and a spanker set The main
topgallant yard was hanging and dipping
and while the vessel was still in sight
went overboard. The bark had no sig
nals of distress flying, and at the time the
Professor Koch was having a hard time
to weather the storm.
From the description of the bark given
by Captain Schutto she is believed to be
the British bark Duns Law, which sailed
from here last Tuesday with wheat and
flour from Portland for South Africa, but
her Identity is uncertain.
Tho Duns Law was taken to sea by
Captain Lolghton, tho pilot who brought
the Profesor Koch In today. Ho says she
had as incompetent a crew as he ever
saw on a vessel, and Captain Nichols, of
tho Duns Law, so expressed himself about
the men. Tho glass was 'falling very
rapidly at the time and Captain Nichols
said he would get on sail and off shoro
as far as possible before tho storm
Captain Schutte, of the Profesor Koch,
believes the distressed bark was trying
to work her way back to the Columbia
River. "When sighted she was ai-out a
degree off GrayisHarbor. It is believed
here the Dix-a; Iaw will succeed jn making
port unless the sale increases in! fury.
"While Captain Schutte was unable to
make out tho name of the bark, thero Is
no doubt here that she Is tho Duns Law.
Tho bark had black sides, a red bottom,
double lower yards, but no royals, cor
responding exactly with the rig of the
Duns Law. "When last seen she was mak
ing for tho Columbia under staysails and
The master of tho Koch reports that a
hurlcano prevailed at sea on the 4th and
For a short time this morning there was
a brief lull in the storm and a fleet of
six lumber carriers made port During the
afternoon the wind increased in velocity.
The Profesor Koch, from Bremen, brings
a partial cargo of BOO tons of cement
' Worst Storm Ever Experienced.
Pilots Staples and Leighton were on
board the schooner Joseph Pulitzer dur
ing Thursday's gale, and report that it
was the "worst storm they ever experienced
off the mouth of tho Columbia. 'The
Pulitzer Is -considered an exceptionally
fine sea boat, but all day she was under
a double-reefed storm trysail, which Is the
closest she has ever been cut down since
In service off the bar, and even then the
Lblg seas broke clear over her. Several
times they thought the small boats would
be carried away, but tho schooner escaped
Postal Clerk Is Promoted.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 7. H. M. Bacon,
at present chief clerk to the Third As
sistant Postmaster-General, has been ap
pointed temporarily as chief of the classi
fication division of tho Postofllce Depart
ment, succeeding "William H. Landvolght,
whose resignation was recently asked for
by the Postmaster-General. Mr. Thur
Travis, a clerk in the department, has
been named to succeed Mr. Bacon.
Wire Company to Move Offices.
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. The Dally News
The general office of the American Steel
& Wire Company will bo moved within
the next month to Cleveland, according
to a statement made today by a high of
fficial of the company. It was further de-
SENATE LEADERS IN THE EXTRX SESSION OF CONGRESS
Nebon W. Aldrich, -Rhode Island.
SUNDAY MOANING, NOVEMBER 8, 1903.
clared that tho 2000 or moro men laid off
at South Chicago several days ago, and
those thrown out of employment at Wau
kegan, numbering 1000 more, will prob
ably be permanently out of work as far
as the American Steel & "Wire and the
Illinois Steel Companyiea are concerned.
In moving the general offices to Cleveland,
it is said that 50 per cent of the employes
of the offices now open In New York,
Cleveland and Chicago will bo discharged.
Tho saving to the company by tho con
templated reduction In office and mill
forces. It Is said, will be In round num
bers JSOO.OOO yearly.
Root Arrives From London.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. The "White Star
steamer Celtic, from Liverpool, with Sec
retary of "War Root on board, arrived off
the bar tonight and anchored. She will
como up to the city tomorrow.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Republican House caucus unanimously selects
Joseph G. Cannon for Speaker. Page 1.
rcmocrata elect John S. Williams, of Missis
sippi, as their leader. Pago 1.
Senate elves way to House la procedure to
put Cuban treaty Into effect Pago 3.
Colombian troops will march on Colon and
Panama. Page 1.
More American vessels reach tho isthmus.
New government names diplomatic agent at
Washington. Page 3.
Britain Is surprised at quick recognition given
revolutionists by United States. Page 3.
Russia concern In Par East la as to policy of
America. Page 7.
Lord Rosebery makes another attack on pro
tection for Britain. Pago 7.
Russo-Japanese conflict Is growing moro. ana
more remote. Page 7.
Oregon delgatlon decides to let John Hall con
tinue as District Attorney until land-fraud
prosecutions are concluded. Page-2.
Representative Hermann holds reports of land
frauds have been exaggerated. Pago 2.
St Louis Jury In bribery case of State Senator
Farrls is unable to agreeA Pago 14.
W. J. Bryan will act as executor of the estate
of P. S. Bennett, despite protests of widow.
Colorado miners bring out tools, preparatory
to going1 on strike tomorrow. Page 2.
Jack Munroc, of Butte, stops Peter Maher in
fourth round of six-round bout at Philadel
phia. Page 14.
Tom Jenkins defeats Sharkey in wrestling bout
for championship of the world. Page 14.
Scores of Pacific Coast League: San Francisco
3. Portland 0; Los Angeles 8, Oakland, 7.
Stanford defeats Multnomah. Pago 14.
Coast Football Games.
At Palo Alto Stanford University, 11; Mult
nomah Amateur Athletic Club, 0. Page 14.
At Berkeley University of Nevada, G; Cali
fornia, 2. Page 14.
At Bucene University of Oregon, 0: Wash
ington Agricultural College, 0. Page T.
At Corallla O. A C, 0; Paclflo University, 0.
Page 7. ,
At Monmouth McMlnnvllle, 11; Stato Nor
mal, 6, Paco 7.
At Salem Willamette University, 30; North
PaciSo Cental Coll'ge, 0. Page, 7.
- Pacific Coast."
Governor Chamberlain will call a special ses
sion of the Legislature If majority of mem
bers pledge themselves to enact no laws
other than remedial to tax levy. Pago 1.
J. P. Lord withdraws candidacy for Mayor of
Olympla. Page 6.
Merlin storekeeper, enraged at young horse-
thlefs audacity, captures him unarmed.
Howard Haynle sentenced to sir years In Walla
Walla penitentiary. Page 6.
Attorney W. D. Lovejoy, who disappeared from
Welser, returns, and Is arrested. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Steel preferred stock again touches low record.
Week in Wall street Page 15.
Bank statement shows loss of cash nearly as
estimated. Page 15.
Wheat declines half a cent at Chicago.
San Francisco produce quotations. Pago 15.
British bark Duns Law disabled oft the coast
Big sailing ship Andorlnha coming to Port
land. Page 13.
Jetty not Injured by recent gale. Page 13.
Portland and Vicinity.
Shippers continue to protest against car short
ago on Southern Paclflo Oregon lines.
Memorial services to Mrs. Booth-Tucker today.
New park offered to city. Pago 11.
First arguments In land-fraud cases. Page 16.
Marksman fires at box of dynamite and Is
killed. Page It
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Page 4.
Church announcements. Page 3T.
Classified advertisements. Pages 23-27.
New Speaker of the House. Pago 33.
Portland belles and beaux in tho early '80s.
Frank Carpenter's letter. Page 30.
The Heart of Hamlet Pace 31.
Tea Tears of Oregon. Pace 37.
Alaska's wealth In fish. Page 31.
Lord Acres comes to town. Page 38.
American, pearl fisheries. Page 32.
Book review. Page 30.
Social. Pages 20-21.
Dramatic Page 18.
Musical. Page 22.
Household and fashions. Pases 34-35.
Youths department Page 33
John C. Spooner, "Wisconsin.
ASKS FOR PLE
Governor Names Terms
for Special Session.
TO RAISE NEEDED FUNDS
jority of Legislators Must
Oppose Other Enactments.
TWO DAYS WILL DO THE WORK
Chamberlain Is Not Anxious to Have
-Assembly Meet, Free to Pass on
Any Matters That Seem
Fit to the Members
SALEM, Or Nov. 7. (Speclal-V-Gover-nor
Chamberlain has decided that he will
not call a special session of the Legisla
ture unless he is requested to do so by a
majority of tho members of tho two
houses who will promlso to oppose any
other legislation than that correcting the
defect in the tax law. He has reached
this decision after investigating tho state
finances and learning that so far as tho
stato government is concerned no special
session is necessary.
If an emergency exists at all, it must
arise from the condition of county, city
and school district finances, and this con
dition Is best known to the Senators and
Representatives who reside in the several
counties. For this reason the Governor
wishes to hear from the members of the
Legislature before ho calls a special ses
sion. Governor Chamberlain is very reluctant
to call a special session for he fears that
one member and another will have some
measure he wishes taken up, and that the
result will be the commencement of gen
eral legislation and consequent confusion.
Emergency Only for Remedy.
If an emergency exists. It arises only
from a need of remedial tax legislation
and no other subject should bo taken up.
In the Governor's opinion It would be bet
ter to have no special seslon at all than
to have one that will attempt to enact all
sorts of laws. Since ho 13 of that opinion
he "vM!, not call a special session unless he
hat assurance that remedial legislation,
and only that, will be considered. If the
members of the Legislature believe that
the emergency is such that they should
bo called together for this purpose, and
this purpose only, tho Governor will, upon
receiving this advice from them, call a
Otherwise ho will take it for granted
that the passage of a remedial tax law Is
not so urgent as to require action upon
his part In order to ascertain the views
of tho members of the Legislature, tho
Governor tonight addressed to each of
them a letter, of which the following la
Addressed to Legislators.
"Salem, Nov. S-Dear Sir: Because of
the recent decision of tho Supreme Court,
holding that tho so-called Phelps law,
passed byiho last Legislature, does not
provide for tho levy of a tax on the as
sessment of 1903, it is insisted that unless
the Legislature is convened by me In spe
cial session, the stato and many counties,
cities and school districts will be serious
ly crippled in the conduct of public busi
ness. "So far as tho state la concerned, I have
satisfied myself by Investigation that the
administration of tho stato institutions
would not bo seriously handicapped, even
If no tax is levied for this year, and If
counties, cities and school districts would
suffer' materially by a failure to call tho
Legislature together for the purpose of
enacting a law which will meet tho ob
jections made by the Supremo Court to the
Phelps act, then tho Senators and Repre
sentatives of the several counties aro in
a. better nosltlon to know that fact than L
"IX an emergency exists at all. It is only1
because of tho failure of tho Phelp3 law
to provide for a levy of a tax on the assess
ment of 1903. In printed interviews quite
a number of Senators and Representatives
have expressed the opinion that an emer
gency does exist ana that there should
be a special session of the Legislature, and
that no legislation should bo enacted other
than what Is necessary to cure the defect
In the law referred to. I do not know
1 whether a majority of them entertain this
WHICH CONVENES TOMORROW
Orville U. Piatt, Connecticut.
opinion or not but If I am assured that
they do, and that their several localities
would suffer If no levy Is made for 1903,
I will, at tho proper time, convene the
Just to Cure Defect.
"Before taking any action In tho pre
mises, however, I must bo satisfied upon
both these points. If, therefore, tho
Senators and Representatives, or at least
a majority of them, will address me com
munications requesting that a special ses
sion of the Legislature be convened in
order to cure the defect In the Phelps law,
or to provide for tho levy of a tax on
the assessment of 1903, and assuring me
that they will oppose the enactment of
any other laws whatsover, at such session,
and that they will promptly adjourn upon
the enactment of said law, then I will, In
duo course, Issue a call for a special ses
sion of tho Legislature. Otherwise, I shall
assume that no emergency exists In tho
several counties, cities and school dis
tricts in this state, and will decline to
issuo said call.
"I am Induced to take this course be
cause of the fact that it has never been
claimed, until the recent decision of the
Supremo Court that any emergency ex
isted for convening tho Legislature in
special session, and yet now that tho sub
ject is under discussion, it has been called
to my attention that numerous acts aro
In course of preparation which will be
urged for passage, some entirely new In
their scope, some for tho repeal of laws
already passed, and others amendatory of
existing,, statutes. All such legislation
could bo postponed until tho regular ses
sion, and, in my opinion, to attempt it now
would but tend to make confusion worse
confounded, and add to litigation which
has already grown out of some legislation.
Two Days Is Enough.
"To meet tho objections of the Supreme
Court to the act in question would be the
work of a day or two at most, and very
Uttlo expense would be Incurred thereby.
I am led to believe that tho members of
the Legislature, with all of whom I am
personally acquainted and for whom I
entertain tho highest regard, share tho
same opinion as I do In reference to
what should be done at a special session,
but unless I am assured that they do and
that they will oppose all other legislation,
I do not feel that I would bo justified In
exercising the extraordinary power vested
In me by tho constitution.
"This communication -will bo given to
the press, and If published each member
of the Legislature will know that in due
course the original thereof will be for
warded to him, and he may expedite mat
ters by replying at once. I have the
honor to remain, yours very respectfully,
"GEORGB E. CHAMBERLAIN."
Hears of Plans Laid.
Governor Chamberlain's apprehension
that general legislation might be under
taken is not founded upon his own opin
ions alone. Since his return to Oregon
he has received advices from various
sources to the effect that plans are be
ing made to secure the passage of various
laws, either to carry out some pet scheme
or subserve some personal interest Stfch
information has been accompanied with
the request that ho do not call a special
session. Knowing that the state is not
in need of miscellaneous lawmaking and
believing that more harm than good would
result from a special session which would
take up a variety of measures, the Gov
ernor will not convene the Legislature un
less It Is certain that adjournment will be
taken as soon as a remedial tax law has
By the decision he has reached the Gov
ernor has put It up to the members of the
Legislature to say whether an emergency
exists. He does not believe it exists so
far as the state is concerned, and now
awaits information from the members of
tho Legislature regarding local affairs in
their respective counties.
Only for Remedial Legislation.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 7. Special.) Senator
Crolsan and Representative Kay, of this
county, have expressed themselves as be
ing in favor of a special session which
shall pass a remedial tax law and adjourn.
Senator Farrar says that so far as local
Interests are concerned ho does not believe
that a special session Is necessary, but if
a session be called he will favor the pas
sago of only the ono act. Other Marlon
County members reside away from Salem
and could not be seen.
M'CLEELAN PICKS MAN.
Colonel G. B. Dyer Asked to Become
Commissioner of Police.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. Tho Mall and
Express says that Colonel George B.
Dyer, Commander of the Twelfth Regi
ment, New York National Guard, has
been asked by Mayor-elect McClellan to
accept the office of Commissioner of Po
Hco under the new city administration.
Colonel Dyer is a son of ex-Governor
Dyer, of Rhode Island, Is a banker and
'served In the Spanish-American War as
'Major of Volunteers.
Employment for Many Men.
PITTSBURG, Nov. 7. Resumption of
operations at plants along the Mononga
hela River will give employment to moro
than 5000 additional men within the next
Shelby M. Cullom, Illinois.
P.RICE FIVE CENTS.
Colombia Is Sending
Troops to Colon.
AMERICA WILL BE DEFIED
General Declares He Will
March to Panama,
AMERICAN BOATS ARRIVING
The Government Appoints Represent
ative at Washington, Who Will
Present His Papers Tomor
i DETKRMIXED TO HAVE CAXAX.
"VTASIIIXGTON, Nov. 7. To an As
sociated Press representative Sir.
Varilla, the diplomatic agent of the
new Panama Republic, said:
"You can say for me not only that
the Isthmian people want a canal, but
they will bae one, and they will
readily grant every facility to tho
United States to complete a treaty to
construct tho canal."
PARIS, Nov. 7. The Patrie publishes in
a dispatch from Antwerp an Interview
with Gonzales Torres, Consul-General of
Colombia, who say3 ho has just received
a dispatch from Colombia announcing that
7000 troops are about to arrlvo at Savan
111a on their way to Colon. Among tho
number aro 500 men from the Department
of AntioquL The Department of Boyaca
is also furnishing its contingent
Consul-General Torres adds that the
action of the American naval forces at
Colon prevented Colombia from sending
troops to Panama to suppress the upris
ing, thus preventing Colombia from ful
filling her treaty obligations to maintain
order. Ho further declares that, in spito
of American Interference, Colombia will
fulfill her treaty duties and will march
troops by land to Panama.
x Tho Patrie sets forth that the Govern
ment of Colombia has decided to "fcj
permit tho Unltod States to take part of
her territory Under the pretext of creating
a new republic."
DIPLOMATIC AGENT NAMED.
New Republic Appoints Financial
Agent of Canal Company.
PANAMA. Nov. 7, 9 A. M. M. Philippe
Bunau-Varilla has been appointed diplo
matic agent of the Republic of Panama at
Washington. He Is one of tho financial
agents of the Panama Canal Company.
His first official act was officially to notify
tho junta that the United States has rec
ognized the de facto government of Pan
ama. Tho news has caused great rejoicing
here, and was telegraphed throughout tho
country. Preparations are being made to
celebrate tho event with great enthusiasm.
M. Phillipe Bunau-Varilla is now la New
New Diplomat at Washington.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7. Phillipo Bunau-Varilla,
tho diplomatic agent of tho
new Republic of Panama, arrived in
Washington late tonight. Without regis
tering he left his hotel In a carriage, say
ing that ho would return in an hour. He
Intimated he would see tho President and
State Department officials tomorrow.
Shortly after midnight Mr. Varilla in
formed tho Associated Press that ho
brought with him credentials and full
powers as Minister Plenipotentiary and
Envoy Extraordinary of tho Republic of
Ho will call on Secretary Hay tomorrow
and inform him he Is ready and empow
ered to begin canal negotiations imme
diately. He thinks the people of. Panama
will vote the new President full power to
ratify a treaty at once.
Prominent in Canal Work.
PARIS, Nov. 7. M. Bunau-Varilla, who
has been appointed diplomatic agent of
the Republic of Panama at Washington,
Is a brother of Maurice Varilla, president
of the Matin Company at Panama, and -ono
of tho engineers who took an active
part in the work dona toward the con
struction of the Panama Canal.
Panama Is Overjoyed.
PANAMA, Nov. 7. The news of the rec
ognition of the independence of tha Re
public of Panama, cabled this morning
by M. Bunau Varilla, tho diplomatic
agent at Washington, of the republic,
spread rapidly through tho town. The
day was declared a holiday and even the
foreigners In Panama joined in the Jubilee.
NO OBSTACLE TO CANAL.
President Will Not Have to Ask Con
gress for Authority in Panama.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7. Today's ad
vices to the State Department indicated a
regular development of tho new Govern
ment of Panama. The most Important an
nouncement. Indicative of a speedy estab
lishment of full diplomatic relations with
the new republic, was the appointment of
Bunau Varilla as the agent of Panama
In the United States. With him the United
States Government will transact any nec
essary business In an unofficial way, pend
ing the appointment of regular Ministers
Gudger, the United States Consul
General to Panama, who sails tomorrow
for that port called at tho State Depart
ment today for a further conference with
Secretary Hay, at whose Instance he later
conferred with tho President over the sit
uation. The British Government has formally
requested the State Department to look
after the British subjects on the Isthmus,
and similar requests from other Euro
pean Nations arc expected, all of which
will be promptly granted. Thero are rea-
Concluded on Pago 3.)