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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 18. 1903.
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PANAMAREGEIVED
THE PRESIDENT FORMALLY RE
CEIVES BUNAU-VARILLA.
GEIEiNY OF THE RECErTM
The Envoy Extraordinary and M in
later Plenipotentiary Formally Pre
rented by Secretary Hay, Exchange
of Addresses Impressive.
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt on Friday formally received M.
Philippe Bunau-Varilla, the duly ac
credited envoy extraordinary, and
minister plenipotentiary of the Re
public of Panama to the United
States. The reception of the minister
marked the birth of the new Republic
of Panama intothe family of nations
and paves the way for negotiations be
tween the United States and the infant
republic, precisely as they may be con
ducted between any two foreign na
tions. The ceremony incident to the recep
tion of Minister Bunau-Varilla and the
presentation of hia credentials oc
curred in the Blue room of the White
House at 9:30 o'clock in the morning.
At a few minutes before that hour
Minister Bunau-Varilla, accompanied
by Secretary of State Hay, in the lat
ter's state carriage, arrived at the
White House. The secretary's carriage
was followed by a landau, the only
occupant of which was Minister Bunau
Varilla's young son. Secretary Hay
and the new minister, both attired in
conventional morning address, entered
the White House, accompanied by the
minister's son, and were shown into
the Blue room. They were joined al
most immediately by the president and
Secretary Loeb.
Secretary Hay formally presented X.
Bunau-Varilla to President Roosevelt
as the accredited minister of the Re
public of Panma. Minister Bunau-Varilla-
in turn presented his credentials
and delivered an address, to which the
president feelingly responded. The
exchange of addresses was impressive
by reason of the circumstances and
the addresses themselves, are regarded
as felicitous and patriotic. Minister
Bunau-Varilla spoke, in part, as fol
lows: "Mr President: In according to the
minister plenipotentiary of the Repub
lic of Panama the honor of presenting
to you his letters of credente you ad
mit into the family of nations the
weakest and last-born of the republics
of the new world.
"It owes its existence to the outburst
of indignant grief which stirred the
hearts of the citizens of the isthmus
on beholding the despotic nation
which sought to forbid their country
from fulfilling the destinies vouchsafed
to it by Providence. In consecrating
its right to exist, Mr. President, you
put an end to what appeared to be the
interminable controversy as to the
rival water ways and you definitely in
augurate the ero of the achievement
of the Panama canal."
President Roosevelt made suitable
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Cabinet Discusses Panama.
WASHINGTON At Friday's cabi
net meeting practically the only sub
ject under discussion was the Panama
situation. The whole Panama ques
tion was discussed briefly, particular
attention being devoted to prospective
developments in congress. Both the
president and members of the cabinet
have taken up the matter with the
senate and the house, with a view to
a reconciliation of any difficulties that
may exist and to the securing of har
monious action, if possible, on the
isthmian canal question. It can be
stated authoritatively that the situa
tion, as it now presents itself, is rea
sonably satisfactory to the president
and his advisers.
PANAMANS ARE PLEASED.
Receive News of Varilla's Reception
With Satisfaction.
PANAMA The Associated Press'
correspondent on Friday communicat
ed to Jose Arango, president of the
Junta, the first news of President
Roosevelt's reception of M. Philippe
Varilla as minister of the republic of
Panma. Senor Araago expressed in
tense gratification, saying that this act
of President Roosevelt made possible
the negotiation of a canal treaty and
that such negotiation would probably
be completed before the Panamans
held a convention to elect a Iegislatare
and adopt a constitution.
Released from Mexican Jail.
TUCSON. Ariz. Hermosillo advices
state that Walter McCurdy. the Amer
ican attorney who has been in a Mex
ican prison nearly a year awaiting
trial on the charge of forging tele
grams in connection with the trans
fer of the stock of the Yaqui Copper
company, was acquitted Friday. Mc
Curday has yet to stand trial on the
charge of assault on one of the stock
holders of the Yaqui Copper com
pany -Must Ray the Policy.
LEADVTLLE. Colo. A suit of im
portance was decided here Friday in
the case of the widow of A. Cooper
man against the United Moderns. The
latter.' just before the deata of Cbop
erman. canceled his policy, alleging
that the policy holder secured admit
tance bv misrepresentation. The Jnry
decided tact the disease om which the
ed was "not of long
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awarded the widow the
THE LAND LEASING SILL.
The Proposition Makes Its Appearance
in Congress.
WASHINGTON The land leasing
proposition made its appearance in
congress Friday, when Representative
Laeey introduced a bill which primar
ily gives to homesteaders and settlers
In the arid and semi-arid regions the
right to improve and protect the grass
apoa the pablic domain in the vicinity
of the lands so aa to prevent further
deterioration and monopolization of
the range by the owners of large herds
of live stock. Sach parts of the arid
and semi-arid region as are not nec
essary for Irrigating purposes may, un
der the Lacey bill, be leased for stock
grazing purposes subject to the right
of homestead and other entry at all
times. The leases are to.be regulated
by the secretary of the Interior, to
ran for ive years, with the right of
renewal, each lease to be limited to
3,200 acres to each person. The
leases are non-transferable and are to
be granted only to actual settlers.
Corporations are denied the right to
make leases. The lands subject t5
lease are to be classified and shall be
rented at rates varying from l'to 6
cents an acre per annum. Persons
leasing land under the above provi
sions will be permitted to fence the
land at their own expense.
PROTESTS AGAINST SMOOT.
Hundreds of Petitions Filed in the
Senate.
WASHINGTON Several hundred
petitions protesting against Reed
Smoot retaining his seat as junior
senator from Utah were filed in the
senate. Most of these were offered
by Senator Burrows, chairman of the
elections committee, through petitions
filed by their senators. Churches, re
ligious organizations of all kinds, uni
versities, colleges and other educa
tional institutions are among the or
ganizations which have filed protests.
Some of these petitions charge that
Senator Smoot practiced polygamy,
while others rest their objections on
the charge that he is a member of
an organization which countenances
the practice of plural marriage.
Senator Burrows said no action will
be taken by the elections committee
until the one vacancy on the commit
tee has been filled, and that it is not
likely the changes will be considered
until the last week of the extra or the
first week of the regular session.
DOWIE SEES THE PRESIDENT
Conference With Chief Executive
Last Nearly an Hour.
WASHINGTON, D. C John Alex
ander Dowie, bead of the restoration
host, arrived at Washington Monday
from New York. He passed most of
the day in viewing the sights of the
capitol.
Early in the afternoon, accompa
nied by several members of his host,
Dowie called by appointment at the
executive office to see the president.
He was in conference with President
Roosevelt for nearly an hour. At the
contusion of his interview Dowie said
he had no statement to make concern
ing it The call, he said, was purely
a social one, and no significance was
to be attached to it He hid a pleas
ant chat with the president, for whom
he entertained a high regard.
Dowie left for Zion City, via Chi
cago, traveling in his private car.
MRS. LENA M. LILLIE SUES.
Wants Insurance on Life of Husband
She Murdered.
LINCOLN, Neb. A special from
Daivd City says: Mrs. Lena M. Lillie,
convicted last spring for murdering
her husband, a wealthy man, and sen
tenced to imprisonment for life, is
again hi court, this time as plaintiff
in trivial actions.
At the time Harvey Lillie was mur
dered he carried fraternal insurance
aggregating the sum of 18,000. - Seven
hundred and fifty dollars of this was
made to the 12-year-old daughter
Edna, who has been paid. For the
balance, $7,250, Mrs. Lillie was named
as the beneficiary, and suit is brought
by Mrs. Lillie to recover. Three fra
ternal companies are defendants.
In No Hurry to Give Recognition.
HAVANA It has been decided by
the cabinet that no recognition will
be given by the Cuban government
to the new republic of Panama until
that republic has been recognized by
some of the other Latin-American
governments. - '
Measures to Suppress Panama.
LIMA, Peru The Colombian min
ister to Peru has published here cat
blegrams received from his govern-,
ment. dated at Bogota, NovemberlO,
11 and 12 respectively. The cable
grams say that the Colombian govern
ment has taken measures to suppress
"the isthmian traitors," and add that
all parties and all classes have offered'
to the government their lives and
property In defense of the national ter
ritory.' Hanna CaHs the Committee
WASHINGTON Senator Haana,
chairman of the repmbHcam national
committee, has mailed to each mem
ber of the committee a letter calling
them to meet at the Arlington hotel;
Washington, om Friday. December 1L
The can also is signed by Perry S.
The committee will
of ap
Heatk. secretary.
meet Friday far the purpose
phtnteag hrnmrnUHai aad Saturday
marata wffl hear the cUm of cities
for the
CUBAN TREATY
PAYNE INTRODUCES THE BILL IN
THE HOUSE.
FULL TEXT IF -TK
Fixes Twenty Per Cent Sugar UathV
Reejuiree that Ne Greater Bodaotion
ef Duty Than This Be -Made White
Convention is in Force.
WASHINGTON Mr. Payne om
Thursday introduced in the homse a
bill making, effective Ike mew Cuba
reciprocity treaty. The l
referred to the ways and
mlttee. It is, in part, as follower
That whenever the president T if
the United States shall receive satis
factory evidence that the repehHe'ef
Cuba has made provisionto give fall
effect to the articles of the comven
tion between the United States and
the republic of Cuba, signed om the
11th day of December, in the year
one thousand nine hundred and two,
he is hereby authorised to issue his
proclamation declaring that he has re
ceived such evidence, and thereupon
bn the 10th day after the exchange of
ratifications of such convention be
tween the United States and the re
public of Cuba and so long aa the
caid convention shall remain in force,
all articles of merchandise being the
product of the soil or Industry of the
republic of Cuba, which are now Im
ported into the United States free of
duty shall continue' to be so admit
ted free of duty, and all other arti
cles of merchandise, being the pro
duct of the soil or industry of the
republic of Cuba Imported into the
United States shall be admitted at a
reduction of 20 1 per centum of the
rates as provided by the tariff act of
the United States approved July 24.
1897, or aa may be provided by any
tariff Law of the United States subse
quently enacted.
The rates of duty herein granted
by the United States to the republic
of Cuba are and shall continue dur
ing the term of said convention pref
erential in respect to all like imports
from other countries.
Provided That while said conven
tion is in force, no sugar imported
from the republic of Cuba and being
the product of the soil or industry of
the republic of Cuba shall be admit
ted into the United Stales at a reduc
tion'of duty greater than 20 per cent
um of the rates of duty thereon, as
provided by the tariff act of the Uni
ted States approved July 24, 18971
and no sugar, the product of any oth
er foreign country, shall be admitted
by treaty or convention into the UnP
ted States while this convention is in
force, at a lower rate of duty than
that provided bv the tariff act of the
United States, approved July 24, 1897,
and ,
Provided further, that nothing here
in contained shall be held or con
strued as an admission on the part of
the house of representatives that cus
toms duties can be changed otherwise
than by act of congress, originating
in said house.
Section 2. That so long as said con
vention shall remain fn force, the laws
and regulations adopted or that may
be adopted by the United States to
protect the revenues and prevent
fraud m the declarations and proofs
that the articles of merchandise to
which said convention may apply are
'the product or manufacture of the re
public 'of Cuba, shall not impose any
additional charge or fee therefor on
the articles imported, except the con
sular fees established, or which may
be established by the United States
for issuing shipping --documents.
Changes in Postal Regutationa,
WASHINGTON One of the re
forms in postoffices that will be advo
cated by the postofflce department is
authority by which all clerks below
the designation of foreman shaU be
classed simply as clerks. This will
abolish the titles' of stampers, mailing
clerks and a variety of other subor
dinate places whose duties are cleri
cal and enable transfers to be made
without involving the charge of em
ployes being assigned to other duties,
ftedmond win Net Resign.
LONDON. When questioned as to
the train of reports in the Irish mews
papers that lie would resign the lead
ership of the Irish party and join
William O'Brien in retirement, John
Redmond telegraphed to the Associ
ated Press 'from Dublin: "The report
is quite untrue. The party remains
united."
New Counterfeit Five.
WASHINGTON, D. C The secret
service-has announced the discovery
of a new counterfeit 5 silver certifi
cate, series Of 1899; check letter. A;
late number, 161; ' Lyons, register;
Roberts, treasurer. The' moat notice
able defect in this counterfeit is in
ihe coarse, blotchy appearance of the
Indian head. The paper Is of
good quality and has red-ink Unas
to imitate the silk threads of the
genuine.
Carried Mall in
KANSAS CTTT, Mo. G. W. Hafler,
who in 183S carried man from fade-
Mo-, to tUam, died at his
amed C7 yean. He
Uved near Kansas City for kali
century.
Seven Y
CIKCLEVTLLE, O. J. K.
of the New
to
the penitentiary.
WILL ATTEND CHUM'S WEDOf NU
Leila McCanley.
will he oae of the
at tarn marriage at Wash-
ingtom, Nov. 25 next, of Miss Leila
McCanley to Walcott Tnckerman.
Miss Roosevelt and Miss McCanley
have been chums since they were at
school together. The bride-to-be is a
daughter of CoL Edward McCanley of
the census omce. She Is related te
prominent families In Virginia and
Maryland.
LAMBASTS ANTI-SMOOT PEOPLE.
Filing of Petitions Practcaily a Con
tempt ef the U. S. Senate.
WASHINGTON The house was ift
session only five minutes Wednesday
and mo business waa transacted.
The senate began business in earn
est by receiving a number of petition?
and also many bills.
In presenting a numerously signed
petition asking the senate to expedite
the consideration of the charges
against Mrl Smoot, Mr. Hoar took oc
casion to remin the senders of peti
tions bearing upon Mr. Smoot's case
that the proceeding is out of order
and Is improper. He based bis re
marks upon the fact that the deter
mination of, Mr. Smoot's rights will
be purely a judicial proceeding, to be
determined by the laws and the con
stitution of the United States.
"With all dee respect to the signers
of the petitions of this character." he
said, "I want to say to them that their
petitions are as much out of place
when addressed to this court as simi
lar petitions would be if addressed to
the supreme court of the United
States in any .case' pending before that
tribunal."
THEY GET THEIR BILLS IN.
Eight Hundred and Nineteen Meas
ures the First Day.
WASHINGTON There were 819
bills introduced in the house Tuesday
of which 115 were public bills, and
the balance measures for the benefit
of private individuals.
The bills introduced Tuesday in
clude the following:
By Mr. Jones (Wash.) Increasing
the duties 10 per cent ad valorem in
imports brought to the United States
in foreign ships.
By Mr. Crumpacker (Ind.) providing
a commission to investigate state elec
tion laws.
By Mr. Rixey (Va.) a resolution au
thorizing the secretary of the navy
to consolidate such bureaus in his de
partment as he may deem best.
By Mr. Lowering (Mass.), providing
a retired list in the life-saving service,
and a joint resolution for a constitu
tional amendment, giving congress
power to regulate the hours of labor.
By Mr. Watson (Ind.), prescribing
an age limit and an educational test
to the immigration 'laws.
By Mr. Adams (Pa.), to reorganize
the consular service.
KAISER MAY HAVE CANCER.
Present Slight Affliction Recalls Hia
Relative's Malady.
BERLIN A bulletin concerning the
condition of Emperor William, who
was operated upon Saturday for the
removal of a polypus from the larynx
was issued Monday morning at the
new palace at Potsdam. It is follows:
"Inflammation, which naturally fol
lows as a reaction from the operation,
already is diminishing. We can,
therefore, be satisfied with the ap
pearance of the local chord. 'Never
theless, the healing of the little wound
probably with require another week.
The emperor's general condition is
good, his temperature and pulse are
cormaL VON LEUTHOLD,
"SCHMIDT,
TLBERG."
The court circular states that the
emperor personally heard the report
of the chief of the civil cabinet.''
Receiver for Grain Company.
DBS MOINES, la. . F. McCarty
applied to the district court for the ap
pointment of a receiver for the M. C.
McFarilm Graim company of Ds
Moines. McCarty owns 42 per cent of
the stock. .The compaay had grain el
evators throughout Iowa and in Jan-
verted the elevators into cash
to over $190,000. McCarty
alleges this money has beam leaned to
different corporations without secur
ity. far Rural Carriers.
WASHINGTON Mr. Jomea of
Washington introduced a bin provid
ing a subsistence allowance of 1250
aammaUy for rural free delivery car7
riera.
Chilean Crisis te End.
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AMERICAN MINISTER NARROWLY
ESCAPES DEATH.
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Government in Power at Last Re
pert Ropela Attack on Outposts.
SAN DOMINGO The city is closely
besieged by the revolutionists and
commerce is paralyzed. Firing around
Sam Domingo continues. The political
situation is unchanged. The Germam
warships Panther and GazeUe are
here.
The revolutionists have addressed a
letter to Minister Powell, informing
him that agreements entered into with
the United States by the government
presided over by General Wos y Gil
win not be recognised by them. The
letter requests that Minister Powell
recognize the revolutionists, but the
minister has refused to hold commun
ication with them. The political sit
nation is unchanged.
NEW YORK A dispatch from Sam
Domingo, dated November 9, to a
newspaper here, says the attack on
the city by the revolutionists which
began last Friday waa still in force
Monday.
During all of Saturday night, the
dispatch continues, the insurgents at
tacked the outposts with small arms
and also delivered a rather heavy shell
fire. The government, however, suc
ceeded in repelling the attack, al
though with considerable loss. The
losses of the revolutionists were slight..
Some -foreign noncombatants were
killed.
During an attack Sunday afternoon
an Insurgent shell passed within a few
feet of Mr. Powell, the American min
ister, at the legation.
A sortie was made by 140 govern
ment troops, but they were ambushed
and compelled to retire within the
walls, leaving their dead and wounded
on the field.
Early Sunday night ticre -eras an
other heavy attack, but the rebels
were again repulsed. The losses are
unknown. Several shells exploded in
the city this morning.
The German cruiser Gazelle arrived
Monday and landed marines. The Ger
man cruiser Panther arrived the pre
ceding day. No other foreign war
vessels are here.
Previous to the beginning of the
bombardment of San Domingo, the
revolutionists notified the diplomatic
corps and the consular officers that
they had previously served notice on
the Dominican government that the
forces of the revolution intended to
adopt all means, including a bombard
ment, in their efforts to capture the
city.
BRYAN IS OFF FOR EUROPE
Sails on the Steamer Majestic te be
Absent Several Weeks.
NEW YORK. William J. Bryan will
sail for Europe Thursday afternoon
with his 13-year-old son, William J
jr.. on the steamer Majestic. He is
going to Europe for the first time,
partly on business and partly for
pleasure ,and will take in the most of
England and a good part of the con
tinent before returning. He will be
gone several weeks.
Before he sailed William J. Bryan
was asked by an interviewer:
"Will the democrats go to the polls
next year a united party?"
"I think all democrats will be uni
ted at the polls, but not of course
those who are not democrats. These
who are not democrats will not be
with the democrats:"
BENNETT WILL CASE GOES UP.
Bryan Authorizes His Attorney to
Seek Higher Judgment.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. It was an
nounced Tuesday that William t.
Bryan had given his counsel power of
attorney to perfect an appeal to the
superior court from the decision of
Judge Cleaveland of the probate
court, declaring that the sealed letter
referred to in the win of Philo 3. Ben
nett, which provided for a gift of $50,
000 to Mr. Bryan was not a part of the
will.
At a hearing of the probate judge
prior to this announcement, by agree
ment of counsel and Mr. Bryan as ex
ecutor the widow's allowance was
fixed at $7,500 a year.
Colombia Censors Cablegram.
WASHINGTON The state depart
ment was notified that the Colombian
government had established a censor
ship over cable for the interior of Co
Iombia reaching Buena Ventura. This
cuts off communication between the
capital of Colombia fand the.oatside
world. It may delay communication
with the United States, but this gov
ernment win not submit to any sup
pression of its dispatches, so long as
the telegraph route is open at alL
Miners in Utah Won't Do It.
SALT LAKE CITz. Utah That the
m-aers in tas 3ectiou are unfavora
ble to the strike movement in. Colo
rado is indicated by specials from
several mining camps. According tc
the reports received the men -are sat
ismed with the present scale of wages
and will continue to work, disregard
tag the orders to strike. There, are
about eight hundred mem omnfeysd
in the coal .mimes at this state at
FRANCE IN LINE.
She Wicognlasa the New Reaueffe at
PARIS The French government
has recognized the de facto govern
ment of the republic of Panama.
The action of Fraace carries eat
the purposes which M. Delcaese had
throughout, namely, to leave the Uni
ted States untrammeled, and to act
so far as possible la sympathetic ac
cord with the American government.
- The instructions forwarded by For
eign Minister Delcaase to the French
consul at Panama authorize him to
have relations with the new govern
ment. The instructions are substan
tially the same as those sent from
Washington to the Uaited States con
sul at Panama and will hnve the ef
fect of giving the same recognition
of the new regime aa the United
States has already given it. A for
mal recognition will 'follow later when
the new government is fully organ
ized, bat the instructions of the con
sul definitely establish the attitude of
France toward the new republic The
action of M. Delcaase is not yet pub
licly known.
BERLIN The Colombian commis
sion, if it comes here, will receive no
consideration from the Germam gov
ernment. The correspondent of the
Associated Press called the foreign
office's atteatioa to the statement
made Monday by Arturo de Brigard.
the Colombian consul general in New
York, that the Colombians were clam
bring for a German protectorate over
their country, and that the Colombian
government had been asked to send
a commission to Germany to offer
Emperor William certain pieces of
land on both seas in return for Ger
many's protection. The reply was:
"We have no intention of mixing
ourselves in the affairs of the Isth
mian state. We are still without any
information from our consular reports
in regard to the revolution, hence we
have not asked the Uaited States to
look after our interests. The state
ment regarding our interests in Co
lombia and Panama have been much
exagggerated, but we hope to see our
trade thus prosper better after the
United States builda the canal."
WASHINGTON An important con
ference concerning the Panama situa
tion was held at the White House an
Tuesday prior to the formal meeting
of the cabinet. The participaat in
the conference were President Roose
velt, Senator Hanna and members of
the cabinet. The decision reached,
if any, was not disclosed.
FIRST SESSION OF HOUSE,
Joseph G. Cannon Elected Speaker ef
the House.
WASHINGTON The house of rep
resentatives ot tne Fifty-eighth con
gress Monday held its first session,
and except for the naming of com
mittees, which will follow later, or
ranization was completed. Joseph G.
Cannon of Illinois, whose elevation to
the speake-ship was assured months
ago, was formally elected speaker and
inducted into office. Mr. Cannon re
ceived the applause of democrats and
republicans when he took up the
gavel of authority, the demonstration
being most complimentary to the
speaker. He was at once at ease In
the spesker's chair, having filled it so
often temporarily during KTs many
years of service in the house.
The old officers were re-elected, and
the customary resolutions adopted
providing for the appointment of a
commiuee to notify the president and
senate of the election of a speaker
and clerk, and a committee to join
a senate committee to notify the pres
ident of tne presence of a quorum in
the two bodies. The hour of meet
ing was fixed for 12 o'clock.
Coming to Negotiate Canal Treaty.
PANAMA Dr. Manuel Amado.
Frederico Boyd and Carlos Constaatin
Arosmeaa left on Tuesday for Wash
ington with instructions from the pro
visional government to negotiate a
canal treaty with the government of
the United States. Dr. Amado is
seventy years old, yet it was largely
owing to his daring and great en
ergy that the isthmus was declared
free.
Chicago Banishes Toy Arms.
CHICAGO The city councU has
passed an ordinance prohibiting the
sale of toy pistols in Chicago. The
measure provides for a penalty of $100
for anyone who "shall sell, loam or
furnish any-toy gun, or toy pistol, or
toy fowling piece, or other toy fire
arms in which any explosive sab
stance cam be used."
To Repeal Timber and Stone Act.
WASHINGTON Senator Hi
brough introduced in the-senate on
Wednesday a bill which, by implica
tion, repeals the timber and stone act.
under which land is now acquired at
$2.50 an acre, regardless of its real
value. The measure is intended to
cure defects in existing laws, put a
quietus upon speculation in public tim
ber lands and an end to the frauds
which recently have grown into a na
tional scandal.
Opneaitien te General Wood.
WASHINGTON Senator Telle
gave notice in executive session la
the senate on Wednesday that before
action is taken on the nomination of
Brigadier General Leonard Wood to
oe major general of the army he de
sired to make certain inquiries relat
ing to the nominee's military record.
The nomination, with a number of
other army appointments, waa refer
red to the senate committee om mili
tary affairs.
Brief Telegrams
The Uaited States h
setae mo si Hot at the
thirteen war-
of
The mew British ambassador to thtf
Uaited States im a novel published ten
years ago highly ptalsid tale country!
Speaker Tiaan baa appointed the
foUewiac committee om rales: The
speaker, Dalaell (Pa.). Groaovmor (O.)..
Winmmw (Mma.). and De Armoa
'(Mo.).
' Speaker Cannon ana roaprolated
Aacher C Hmda ef Maine aa clerk
to the speaker's table. He has se?
leered L. W. Beshey. correspondent of
the Chicane later-Ocean, aa secretary
to the speaker.
The beard of education ef New York
City baa and a etrenuena considera
tion of the question of "spank or act
to spank" pupila. Since the election
It has been decided not to spank. All
pupils are invited to be "ornery" and
become more wide open is abuse of
everybody.
Reports from all the coal mining
camps of Utah are to the effect that
no strike of coal atiaers has taken
place. One of the priacipal causes c
the strike in Colorado, the demand
for am eight hour workiag day. la ab
sent her, as the eight hour law la in
effect im Utah.
At a meeting of the directors of the
New England Shoe and Leather as
sociation in Boston, it was voted to
authorize the committee on traaspor
tation and commerce to appeal to the
interstate commerce commission to
stop the alleged violation of the inter
state commerce law.
On the steamer Coma, which arriv
ed at Sam Francisco from the Orient,
were aiaety-six young Flllptaoa who
have been sent to the Uaited States,
to perfect their education. They have,
already been assigned to various cotj
leges, a large proportion goLag te the
University of California.
Charles B. Hayes, formerly postmas
ter of Whiting, Kam. has been Indict-'
ed br the federal court on the charge
of making false entries in his report,
showing the amount of business traas-,
acted at his office. It is claimed h
swelled the stamp report account in!
order to get an increase ra salary. -
The Colorado state court of appeals'
has rendered an opinion im a case in
stituted by the treasurer of Boulder
county against the Colorado a: South
era railroad, im which Judge Guather
lays down the rale that when m rail--road
refuses payment of taxes a re-,
ceiver may be appointed aad the mat
ter adjusted in a court of inquiry.
The Oklahoma grand jury returned
indictments against fifteen lumber
dealers doiag business ia Oklahora?
City, charging them with being in a
combination to restrict trade ia vio
lation of the Oklahoma anti-trust law.
Eleven of the indicted are residents,
while four are officials of lumber cor
porations having headquarters else
where. In the house Mr. Hitt of Illinois of
fered the following resolution: "Re
solved. By the house of representa
tives, that the president be requested
to communicate to the house, if not
incompatible with the Interest of the
public service, all correspondence and
other official documeats relating to
the recent revolt la the isthmus of
Panama." '
v It is announced In a dispatch re
ceived from Belgrade, Servia. that the
British charge d'affaires there refused
to receive the congratulations of the
Servian goverasMBt on the birthday of
King Edward. This refusal was ia
accordance with his instructions not
to maintain diplomatic relations with
King Peter's government. The affair
has caused some semsatloa.
Evelyn Baldwin, the Arctic explorer,
arrived in St. Louis on his way to
Jefferson City, where he will appear
before the grand jury which is iaves
ttgnHsg the alum boodle scandle iu
the legislature. Mr. Baldwin will tea?
tify at the revest of Attorney Gen
eral Crowe, who is anxious to have
him toll what he knows of the con
nection of Kelley aad Zlegler with the
defeat of legislation inimical to the
Interests 0T the baking powder trust,
f Aa Ruby Stanley, school girl, a few
miles from Ripley. O. T.. was on her
way to carry some flowers to the
grave of her brother, killed in an acci
dent, the girt met with am accident on
the same spot where her brother was
killed aad her life is despaired of. .
The general land office has with
drawn from settlement $.920 acres in
the Salt Lake City. Utah, district, for
use in the' proposed extension of the
Fish Lake forest reserve.
Dr. M. L. Jackson: a pioneer Iowa
dentist, is dead at Oskaloosu.
' A waiter spilled a glass of water
on a white crepe de chine princess
gown at Sherry's im New York. At
the south end of a law suit she was
awarded damages, $100.
Russia and Japan are said to have
nearly concluded a convention.
The Solomons of the Massachusetts
supreme court decide that it is un
lawful for a man to get drunk in his
own home.
A learned Chicago professor. says
the earth is good for 100.000,000 more
years.
The name of Count Cassini. Russian
to the United States, is
those considered for appoint
as Bnseion ambassador at Paris.
The republican emncma at Washiaa
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