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VOL. XXXIX NO. i:;s.
OMAIIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 'J4, 1900 TWELVE PACES
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LAST HOPE FOR
Exploration of Second Vein Shows
that Portion of Many Tunnel
Astor's Yacht is
Declared Safe at
San Juan Port
General Solicitor Announces that Cor
poration Will Not Seek Amend
ment of Sherman Law.
Well, Who's First?
KNOX WOK KINU0N
Department Having Trouble in Fixinj
Political Status of Americans
Shot by Zelaya.
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1 1 '
Passengers on Steamship in New
York Declare Nourmahal is
EODIES PROBABLY UNDER DEBRIS
IS PERFECTING ITS APPEAL
VICE CONSUL IS ASKED FOR FACTS
' JrttiSvo-. ". - .s.K'.;V-.t f'efe-S" ,v?.-v.l
Place Where Men Were Believed to
Be is Full of Black Damp.
ONE MAN TAKEN OUT ALIVE DIES
Total Number of Survivors is Now
Reduced to Nineteen.
RESCUE PARTY IS
Tiifnlj-I'lvr Mtn Who 1 -
Knur Hundred Fret frc
onfil for Fire
V - '-
CHERRY, III., Nov. 23-Hoi U- here
might still be alivo some of Tien
known to be entombed In tl aul
mine was practically abandoned today.
An exploration Into what Is known an the
I accond vein, where It was thought prob
able many miners had barricaded them
' selves and had managed to exist on oats
and corn provided for the mules showed
that great portions of the tunnels had col
lapped.. It la believed many men were
burled under the debris and If the obstruc
tion is not soon cleared away at least
100 beilles tray never be Jus up. Kire was
still racing In this tunnel and the buck
portions vhere the Imprisoned miners could
have found a retreat was said to be full of
the fatal black damp.
"What little hope we had was given up
when we penetrated to what Is called
the overcast," raid W. W. Taylor, general
manager of the mine. "In that place pure
air would have been found If It could have
been found anywhere, and the miners,
aware of It, would have retreated there.
When we got Into that place we found lit
empty, both of bodies and of live men. We
listened In vain to delect a signal or any
other sign of life."
One Survivor Die.
Meantime Cherry continues to be a vil
lage of mourning. The death today of one
of the survivors brought to the surface
last Saturday reduced the total number
of those saved out of the 310 lost In the
disaster, to nineteen. Nearly all of the
forty-two bodies taken out yesterday were
Down In the mine the rescuers met with
great obstacles. In one Instance fire broko
out in a tunnel, temporarily cutting off
the escape of twenty-five men who had
renturcd 400 feet from the hoisting shaft.
The smell of tinoke gave the warning
above and the rescuers were reached and
brought to safety by anotlier rescuing
Following telegram sent' to Governor,
Deneen by the executive board of the
I miners' organization asking that some one
be designated by the state to take charge
of the mine. Mine Inspector Hector Mc
Allster was pluced In charge. It was said
that despite the fire and the discouraging
news of tunnels having fallen in, the res
cue work will be pushed night and day.
Second Gallery Illorked.
Fire In the second gallery resulted today
in heavy cavings of earth, blocking the
rescue work to the cast. In this section
will be the best chance of finding sur
vivors. It Is found that the passage la so badly
blocked that It will be Impossible for many
duys to make an entiauce. Meanwhile
men now alive may starve. The news
spread gloom throughout the village, re
lieved only by the fairer prospects of ex
ploring the 600 foot, or bottom shaft.
It Is said the blockade In the entry to
Llie east la near the main shaft. As one
living Is followed by another, endangering
.ie lives of the workers, attempts to re
move the debris were halted and efforts
begun to hew a new passage through solid
earth around the fire and piles of earth.
According to Duncan McDonald, presi
dent of the United Mine Workers of Illi
nois, this will take several days.
"Does that not mean that practically all
hope Of reaching Imprisoned men In east
workings have been abandoned, or practi
cally so?" Mr. McDonald was asked.
The union official looked gloomy and did
not answer directly.
"We have hopes of rescues In the 600
foot level," he said. ,
After experiencing all the terrors of his
long Imprisonment and the Joy of being
brought to the surface alive, David Hol
lufchek, one of the twenty survivors res
cued baturday, died today. Death was due
to general exhaustion.
Pur Air la Loner Vein.
At midnight yesterduy boy miners had
forced their way Into the third vein, pre
paring the way for a rush of their com
rades to the sojne vein today. They de
al! ed the air In the gallery stagnant, but
capable of sustaining life, the water but
b few Inches deep and all Indications
favorable to the prolonging of life to
those Imprisoned In the depth.
The youths, ltobert McJb'adden and Har
ney Dougherty, had scarcely emerged from
the shaft when tidings were spread that
the fire in lite second vein had broken out
All preparations for the further explor
ing of the vein were halted while Chicago
flit men attacked the blaxe which ilireat-
citd the main shaft. The contest with the
fire continued several hours, during which
the rescu-ia threw thtmselves on cols,
blunkets, or the floor of the boiler house,
JL :o be awakened when all was ready for
f f .hem to descend.
That scores of men aie alive In the lower
level was the almost unanimous assertion
of miners who listened to the story of
McKaddcn and Dougherty. The two pene
tiuled l-l) feet Into I he vein and shouted,
bir. no response came. Then they hurried
buik to the lk. 'There Is no icusou
v. hy they shouldn't be alive,'" raid
After learning that the lower shaft eon
ta.ued air, not too impure to sustain life,
the hope of those above was Increased
in mighty measure. Many reusons were
advanced to show that the men still may
ahorlaga of Men on Ham.
CODY. V)'Q.. Nov. 23 (Special.) The
fulled titans Fidelity and Guaranty com
pany, which Is constructing the great sho
stioii dam of the government Irrigation
project near here is having great d.ffi
.cJlty to secure sufficient nun and teams
W Vork as fast as they would like. The
4m, when aompleled. will be 31 feet high.
About sixty fevt of masonry must be con
structed before the tui-k will be finisld
It all- be Uie ltkest Uui iu tint world.
NEW YORK. Nov. J.I The steam yacht
Nourmuhul, with Colonel John Jucob Asior
on board, board, arrived at San Juan, P.
It., from Maynguez, on Sunday. November
14. and was still there on the evening of
November IT. All were well on board and
the Nourmahal was planning to leave soon
for l'once and from tin re to some Cuban
port before its departure north.
These tidings of the Nournialial's safety
were brought hein by the Insular line
steamer Harry I.uckenbac.i. which arrived
this afternoon from Porto Ric.in ports
The news brought here by the Lucken
bach makes it positive that no I. arm came
to the yacht In the storm earlier In the
Tlie Nourmahal has hy this time prob
ably proceeded 10 l'once, where it would
have been reported had cable communica
tion been re-established to that point.
Danville, 111., Aroused by What is
Believed to Be a Black
PANVILLK. 111., Nov. 21 A charge of
dynamite was exploded under the fruit and
wine house of Joseph Mascuri early today,
demolishing fivo buildings and doing dam
age of about $.".0,000.
Mascarl charged members of lb "black
hand'' society with the crime, but he de
clined to say If he had received threat
Two men were seen to run from the
vicinity of the building two minutes be
fore the explosion.
The blast shook every building and resi
dence In the down-town section. Hundreds
of people were aroused, believing there hid
been an eartheiuake.
Pie for President
Largest Ever Baked
Gift from Bakers' Union Weighs Fifty
Pounds and is Twenty-Five
Inches in Diameter.
NEW YORK. Nov. 23. President Taffs
fifty-pound Thanksgiving mince pie was
baked today In a Newark bakeshop. To
morrow this pie, the largest ever baked In
America, will be taken to Washington by
a committee of the bakers' union. The pie
is twenty-five Inches in diameter and three
Inches in depth.
Costly Jewels for
Music Hall Bride
Prince of India Weds Comedy Actress
and Gives Her $100,000 in
LONDON. Nov. 23. Dolly Paniell, a popu
lar musical comedy actress, was married
today to Prince Nesir All Khan, the son of
one of the most powerful of the native
rulers of India. The prince presented his
bride with jewels valued at $100,000.
LINCOLN GIRL HELD
BY WASHINGTON OFFICIALS
Miss Katherlne Porter Voknowlnttly
Passes Worthless Cheek and Her
Father Goes to the Rescue.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. (Special Tele
gram.) Major Sylvester, chief of police of
this city, today received a telegram from
W. F. Porter of Lincoln, that he has
started for Washington to relieve his
daughter's embarrassment. The young
woman. Miss Katherine Porter, was ar
rested upon the charge of having passed
a worthless check for a trivial amount and
had since been held in the house of deten
tion awaiting the arrival of her father.
Miss Porter Is a school girl and Innocently
secured payment on a small check, which
she says she had every mason to believe
was a perfectly good piece of commercial
paper, but unfortunately fur her, It turned
out to be worthless, hence her temporary
MRS. D0XEY POSED AS WIDOW
Bt. Louis Records Dhow She Collected
Urder's Insurance 1 ailer This
ST. LOCKS. Nov. 23.-(Speclal Telegram.)
The official records, when Inspected here
today, disclosed that the woman Identified
as Dr. L. F. Doxey's wife at Columbus,
Neb., collected William J. Erder's life in
surance here as Erder's widow. A local
minister identified Mrs. Doxey's photo
graph as that of a woman he married to
Erder as Dora Dodge. Erder's sister will
sue the life Insurance company for the
amouni of the policy.
GOVERNOR HADLEY POISONED
Injury on Hand While Huntlnic Br.
t-oun-s Serious aad He la
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 23 Governor
lleibert S. Hadley, wh' has been hunting
In the Taney county hunting reserve, was
forced to leave for Jefferson City last night
on account of a badly swollen hand, caused
by a fall. Physicians advisid tho governor
to return to his home at once, as they
feared blood poisoning on account of the
STUDENTS UNDER POLICE EYE
President of Drake Calls for Aid to
Stop Uanibllun; on Foot
Dl.S MOINKS, la., Nov. 23 president
Hill M Dell, of Drake university, told the
students at Chapel today that betting or
gambling of any kind at the foot ball game
between llrake and Ames at the stadium
Thursday must not be. He has appealed
to the police for plain clothes men, who
will sea that the edict Is obeyed.
No Further Steps Until Court Says the
NO FOREIGN HOLDING COMPANY
Mr. Elliot Says Plan Suggested is Not
FURTHER DISCUSSION OF DECREE
lie Thinks There Is No Heason to
Frnr Any Forced Liquidation of
the Securities of Any Sub
NEW YORK, Nov. 23. Iteport. rumors
end legal prophesies to the contrary. th3
Standard Oil company announced authrl
tatlvely today that It bad no Intention of
seeking to procure an amendment to the
Sherman anti-trust law, but will proced
with the appeal to the United States su
nremo court, which as already announced
! through Mortimer F. Elliott, Its general
solicitor, is to be taken from the decree
of the United Stales circuit court at St.
Paul. Until the supreme court has rend
ered a decision, the company will consider
no other plan of doing business than the
method now in use.
Mr. Klllutt Is authority for the fore
going. He discussed the case with a repre
sentative of the Associated Press at the
Standard Oil building, 26 tlroadway, this
tifternoon, after a conference with William
G. Rockefeller and John D. Archbold.
"There Is to be no effort on the part of
the. company to procure an amendment to
this Sherman antl-trust law," said Mr.
Elliott. "We shall await the verdict of the
supreme court before we take any steps
looking toward either re-organlzation of a
new statement of our case to the public.
The court has first rights.
.o Foreign Holdlna; Company. !
"It seems highly Improbable to me that
there will ever be a foreign holding com
pany organized as you tell me has been
suggested. The complexity of control ex
ercised by the several states shows too
many difficulties in the way.
"Such comment on the case as I have
seen misses the fact that the Standard Oil
company Is not a holding company pure
and simple as the Northern Securities com
pany. For Instance, It owns outright at
Payne, N. J., the largest refinery In the
world. There l.i nothing In the decree to
prevent the company from continuing to do
business although I admit that it makes
doing business more cumbersome.
"Although the decree enjoins the Stan
dard Oil company from voting Its share
holdings In subsidiary companies or re
ceiving dividends frorr them, there Is no
reason why the individual holders, among
whom such shares would be divided under
the decree, should not elect their own
officers In the subsidiary companies a;'d
receive their own dividends from those
companies. A proxy system among our
6,000 shareholders would certainly be no
more unmanageable than the same system
as now used by railroads and Industrial
companies with, say 60,00 shareholders.
No Fear of Liquidation.
"In brief, there Is no cause for the mar
ket to fear a forced liquidation of the
securities the Standard OH company now
holds. I disagree with the gentlemen who
think a redistribution Is necessary, other
than of the sort I outlined in my first
Mr. Elliott In that statement said he
understood the court to order that the
Standard OH holdings In subsidiary com
panies be apportioned among Standard OH
share owners in ratio to their holdings in
the parent company.
An executive officer of the company,
said today that no alarm was felt over
the possibility of a criminal prosecution
under Section II of the Sherman act,
should the present decree In equity be up
held in the supreme court.
CAMPFIRE' AT CAPITAL
Washington Residents from This
State Will Invite Congressional
Delegation In December.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 23 (Special
Telegram. The officers of the Nebraska
State association today decided to hold a
"Nebraska Campflro" at the Normandia
hotel annex on the evening of December 7
and all the members of the Nebraska dele
gation In congress are expected to attend.
Short speeches will be made by prominent
Nebraskans now residing in Washington,
and a buffet luncheon wilt be served. A
choice musical program is being arranged.
AID FOR ROOSEVELT BOOM
Timothy Woodruff Says Fx-Prrsldeat
Could lie Fleeted Governor
of Sw York.
NEW YORK, Nov. 23. Timothy L. Wood
ruff, chairman of the republican state com
mittee, speaking today of a movement
among certain republican leaders, himself
excluded, to have ex-President Roosevelt
nominated for governor of New York upon
his return from Africa, said:
"While I have no knowledge, and have
not even received any Intimation as to
whether Theodore Roosevelt would run for
governor, 1 will say this:
"If Roosevelt would consent to run It Is
my opinion that lie would be nominated
and elected, and that would be a matter
of great advantage to the republican party
In the state of New York."
M0XLEY GOES TO CONGRESS
Republican Will Sueeeed William C.
l.orlaier, Recently Fleeted to
Senate from Illinois.
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 23. William J. Mox
ley, republican, wss elected to congress In
the Sixth Illinois district today to succeed
William I .or I me r. recently elrcttd to the
I'nlted Btstes senate in place of Albert
J. Hopkins. Moxley, who was backed by
Senator Lorlmer, was opposed to Frank
. Ryan, democrat, and Carl L. Barnes,
an Independent candidate. Moxley received
H.M4 vulvs, Larnes, S.U7 and l'.yau, ,tlt
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From the boston 1 lerald.
DE ARMOND BURNED IN HOME
Congressman from Missouri and
Grandson Victims of Flames.
BOTH TRAPPED Hi "BEDROOM
Mrs. De Arraond Haa Narrow Escape
and 8on Almost Loses Ills Life
in an Kffort to Rescue
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 23. Representative
David A. De Armond, one of the demo
cratic members of congress, and his grand
son. Waddle De Armond, aged 6 years,
were burned to death In a fire that de
stroyed the De Armond home at Butler,
Mo., early today.
Hones believed to be those of the con
gressman were found by searchers In the
ruins this morning. It Is believed both
congressman and the boy were burned to
death without being able to leave their
The other occupants of the house at the
time of the fire escaped. They are Mrs
De Armond and Mrs. Hattle Clark, wlfi
and daughter, respectively, of the congress
man, and a woman servant.
Mrs. Clark suffered a slight burn to one
Mrs. Clark believes that her father sac
rificed his life In an heroic effort to save
1.1s grandson. She thinks that Congress
man De Armond was aroused In time to
save himself, but that In awakening the
boy and attempting to carry hlni from dan
ger he became confused in the smoke,
which was momentarily growing denser,
and was overcome before he was able to
find the way out.
The fire started at about 4 o'clock In the
morning. The De Armond home was a
large frame structure, set well back from
the Btreet. On two sides of the housi,
equal with the second floor, four rooms, or
outdoor sleeping apartments, had been con
structed, and at the time the fire broke
out the occupants of the house occupied
Congressman De Armond and his young
grandson occupied one room on the south
side of the building, while Mrs. De Armond
and Mrs. Clark were In separate rooms on
the opposite side of the house. Nettle Roles,
20 years old, a servant girl, had a roo n
on the west end of the house.
Mrs. Clark was awakened by a cry and,
going to the door, saw smoke Issuing from
the part of the house where Congressman
De Armond and Waddle slept.
Heard Voices Through Flame.
"Get me out of here," she heard Waddle
"Never mind, son; I'll save you," Con
gressman De Armond answered.
Those were the last words either victim
uttered. A moment later the smake In
creased In great volume and Mrs. Claris
fled downstairs to the telephone. Within a
minute she had given the alarm to the
ttlephone office and hurried back to the
room of her mother.
By this time the entire Becond floor was
flooded with smoke and flames were leap
ing from the windows. Groping her way to
Mrs. De Armond bedside she hurriedly
awakened the congressman's wife and
dragged her from the room.
There was no time to think of aiding the
others. L'rglng her mother down the s alr
way the younger woman with difficulty
succeeded In reselling the street door and
opening It. The two had scarcely r ach-d
the ground when Mrs. DeArmond fainted
and It was necessary to carry her from
the scene to save her from the flames.
Mrs. Clark suffered a burned hand, but
maintained her composure and helped to
administer to her mother.
The flames by this time entirely envel
oped the big house, shooting from every
window, and to have entered the building
would have been certain death. James
D Armond, however, dashed for the front
door, frantic 1 an effort to save his
father and the boy. He had already been
lost In a cloud of smoke before neighbors
could get to him and prevent hla entering
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Alone in Bank, He Attracts Pass
ersby by Throwing Shoe
WEBSTER CITY, la., Nov. 23.-(tipeclal
Telegram.) Attracted by a shoo thrown
from the Inside through the plate glass
window of the Webs;er City Havings bank
this morning, passersby found F. A. Ed
wards, piesldent of the bank and thre;
times mayor of this city, lying on the floor
shot through the abdomen. Hu was re
moved to Mercy hospital, but physicians
held out little hope for his recovery. Mr.
Edwards was dusting the counter when
his duster struck the revolver lying thtro.
The gun exploded, the bullet entiling his
body about the pit of the Htomxch. II
was alone at the time, but retain, d pres
ence of mind enough to throw the shoe
through the window to attract some on
to his aid.
French Aviator Surprises Party of
Sportsmen by Flying to
BERRT, France, Nov. 21 Invited to Join
the hunting party of the Martinis De Po
liglri, Robert -.atham, president of the
committee on aviation, arrived here today
In his monoplane, having flown from
Chalons, a dlstunce of about nineteen miles,
In about thirty minutes.
Reaching the lodge, the machine twice
circled above the grounds and then settled
to earth near the front ' gate of the en
closure. In a moment Datham had stepped
forth, gun In hand.
WINCHELL HAS NOT RESIGNED
Koek Island President Refuses to
Talk After Making; This
NEW YORK, Nov. 21 "I have not re
signed," aald President U. I.. Winehell of
the Chicago, Rock Island and Puclfic Rail
road company on his return to New York
today from a visit to the west. Reports of
President WincheU's resignation have been
current for some time past, president Win
ehell would not make any further state
ment regarding Rr.ck Island affairs.
Lake Steamer Helpless in
Heavy Storm Near Chicago
CHICAGO, Nov. 12. The steamer Purl
tan, whicn lost its rudder in jestcrday'sj
storm und after perlous hours In which
It was dragging anchors, drifted down I
the east coast of Lake Michigan to a
point off New Buffalo, lnd., where the
anchors held, rode out the night safely
ana today It was expected, would be towed
Into Chli ago harbor, which it left twenty-four
In the niht the heavy winds died down
and the waves subsided In pome degree
so that, although there Is a heavy sweil
running, there Is believed to be little dan
ger to the crew and passengers of the
Captain Carland of the Chicago Life
Saving station, remained on duty through
the night with the crew whieh braved the
storm yesterday in a trip to the stranded
freighter, Boston, off WJlmette, fifteen
mllos north of Uie city harbor. On the
CURTIS TO AID MACYEACI1
Boston Man is Appointed Assistant
Secretary of Treasury.
MORE CUSTOMS ' HOUSE GOSSIP
statement from Washlnsrton thut
Successor to Oenernl Clnrkson
Will lie Man Recommended
by Senator Hoot.
WASHINGTON, Nov. Zl.-.Iamea Free
man Curtis of Boston, now I'nlted States
district attorney and one? Intercollegiate
golf champion of the United States, has
been chosen assistant secretary of the
Mr. Curtis Is a grndunte of nllrvard,
clnss of l'-fj. ills appointment Is 111 some
respects similar to that of Dec McClunr;,
United St.itfs treasurer. Mr. McUiung
gained fame In college as a halfback on
the Yale gridiron. Mr. Curl's won prow
ess ns a champion on the Intercollegiate
golf links. Mr. Curtis is an o'd friend of
Secretary MacVcagh, has often visited
Dublin, N.' H., where the summer home
of Secretary MacVcagh Is located, having
fi lends among Mr. MacVeaghn's neighbors.
lie has practlctd law since getting his
degree from Harvard. 113 was assistant
attorney general of Massachusetts tinder
Attorney General Malone. nnd resigned to
become assistant under I'nlted Stat s Dis
trict Attorney Hill. Mr. Curtis' appoint
ment was decided upon some time ago, but
announcement was deferred because of his
cngug.Mnent with what are known as the
steel combination cases in Boston, to which
Mr. Curtis has devoted the last ten wet ks.
These cases Involve charges of combina
tion of bidders for municipal contracts.
Mr. Curtis Is uninarii d ur.d Is about 33
years old, which, hh secretary MacVcagh
expressed It, "Is a little older than Alex
ander Hamilton was when he beeame sec
ret iiry of the treasury." He will take
churge of his new duties next week.
Parr Will -Not Succeed Clnrkson.
Collector l.oeb of New York left for home
today, after concluding his conferences
with 'resident Taft and Secretary of the
Treasury MacVcagh and other officials
here regarding the customs conditions at
his port. Mr. Doeb took luncheon with Sec
retary MacVeagh and had an opportunity
to go over the matter In detail with him
at that time. The names of Richard Parr,
chief of the weighers' dlvb-lon of the New
York customs house, and of George W. Al
drldge of Rochester, N. Y., have been men
tioned In connection with the survivorship
of the poit of New York, which will be
vacated by General J. H. Claiksou on Jan
uary 1, but It can be stated authoritatively
that neither one of these men are to he
(Continued on Second Page.)
return trip to the station, t lie life boat
was badly battered by the waves and
lempoiary repairs were necessary when
the toat houhe was leached.
MICHIGAN CIT V, Ird.. Nov. 23-At &
o'clock this morning, the tugs George W.
Nau and Roni'a. came alongside the
steamer Puritan, where she was tugging
at tier am hers, eight miles east of this
city and tine? ml us off shore. Hawsers
were made fast and the tow Into south
Chicago was begun.
Hourly reports by wireless were received
through the nlgnt from the puritan by
Captain Ml' had Ilgle of the MIehlgan
City life saving station. The reports were
thut all was safe on board, but that the
captain wanted the life saving crew to be
In readiness to take the passengers and
crew to safety should the anchor chains
part. Ho reported forty men aboard the
Were Men Planting Mines on Their
NAVY DEPARTMENT IS READY
Marines Can Be Sent South Any Time
SALVADOR ARMY IS ACTIVE
, Humor that Government Is rrrunrlna
to Invade learaa uit umber
of Americans Reported
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.1. -The delay n
the part of the United Stats In taking
any action with respect lo the kllllim by
order of President .claya of Nicaragua, o."
the two Americans. Groce and Cannon, it
developed today li occasioned by ,h In
ohilily cf the government up to this time
to fix the exact status In Nicaragua of tlm
It was explained today that every ef
fort was being niado through government
agencies to determine: whether til so n.cn .
were In fact, members of the revolutionary
nimy or whether they wcro acting on their
own resposlbility at the time they wen
captured. If U can be- proven, as see.ns
very doubtful, that ti ey were really responsible-
for planting of mines for tlm
purpose of blowing up troop ships of the
Niciiragunn go 1 .iiunt and were- ac int
in this matter on tholr own responsibility,
their siatus would be very different from
what It would be were they acting as a
part of the revolutionary forces. H U
this point that the State department is
trying (o cienr up befo:o it takes uny
aggressive uctlun against Zeluya.
Vice Consul Asked for Facts.
The American vice consul at Nicaragua,
Henry Calde-rn, has been Instructed to ob
tain a llpossllile information on the suo
Jeel and it is believed that other agenilei
i have also bc-n employed for the same pur
pose and until tills information is received
ll Is extremely duubll'ul it thu Unit;d
States will lake any steps looking to the
chastisement of Xein'ii beyond putting It
rclf In a position to act promptly snouhl
occasion ieu,ulre It.
It is believed that plans for the concen
tration of warships and marines on I he
Nlcaraguun coast will continue and It may
be that this show of force will have a
marked effect In stimulating the energies
land hopes of the revolutionists and result
I In large accessions to their army from the
I eUsaffected portions of the country Ui Id
by Zelaya's army."
ISnvy Is liendy to Art.
Tho Navy department Is preparing for
any eventuality In Nicaragua.
Overtime work nus resulted In putting
the troop ship Prairie, now at the Phila
delphia navy yurd, In a condition to sail
at any moment after Thursday of tills
week, with 400 marines, who are Irhmo-
diateiy available for transportation to
i Nicaraguu. If in-eessary, UiU number
I can he increased within a fow hours'
j notice to 700 or even sOrt.
j It is known that tlio naval offlcera ure
I hourly In expectation of receiving orders
j to direct the lialrle to rail and they
i would not be in the least surprised if
oilier warships were ordered to the Nlcu
' rnguuii cim t.
S I nee prevailed at Ihe Slate department
tediy. Secretary Knox and Assistant Sic
i reiary Wilson were not at the depntm.nt
and Assistant Svcielury Adee stated that
i nothing hud been received by tin depart
! men. that chant; d the Nicuraguan status
in uny decree.
I At the end or a iv.o hour and a half
i seaMoii of the cabinet today, It was an
( noiir.ctd tiiat neither the .Mearaguan slt
I tiuiloii, the standard Oil decision, nor tho
; sugar trust fraud situation la New Yor.i
! I. ad been consideied.
j Salvador -Hay Tnkc Part.
MilV tiltLKANS, :uv. 2.1. A dispatch
from Port l.m:u, Costa i 1 1 en, says that
' pas.seni;cis urrivm; at puma Arenas re
j port u great inov Cici.t or troops In Sal
jvadoiean purls, it Is said General Pru-
denclo Alluro is ai Uie head of l.WU Mca
jragiiar.s. '1'hls expedition Is suld to be
well armed and eiin.pp.d.
1 '1 lie arrival of Don DtilS Alolizo Baru
j bona, tho ex-cai:ditlatc for tilt) in e sldeiiey
j of Salvude.ru, is uioinenta: ily expected and
j he will Join Willi Ailsro and 1' igueroa as
one of tile revolutionary chiefs.
The revolution. st.i ure said U la
possession of Castillo Vlcjc.
in u San Jose paper It is predicted that
j the Invasion of Salvadol '.y Nlcaraguuns
' may precipitate, a general uprising In Cen
Following is the sltustlon as seen In
If Altaro Is beaten the troops of Sal-
i vailor and Guatemala will march Uiroii-.li
Honduras to attack Belaya. If AK'aro suc
jouls, a revolution in Guatemala will be
I Scores of applications from American
I for birvic.3 iii the Kstruda ormy In Mea
I ragua uru being received by his office,
! according to Coi.sul General Stishinun, rep-
rrbciiiing the provisional government In
'New Orleans. .None of the oners has been
'acceptod on account of the neutrality laws.
Mosi of the applications are liom the
g jlf stale s.
A cable gt am fiorn Colon to the Picayune
tonight u).: "Passengers urrlving from
! Nicaragua report thut a number of Amer
I leans who w ei In business in Nicaragua
jute nits.' 1 1 : k and say liiut they are la'l
1 gulshi'ig ill Jail.
! "Preside nt .elaya lias plastered all that
' pi l lion of Nicaragua gove rned by hlin with
'liaming I'l.-ter-i denouncing the Americans
! in li.e u.ost violi lit I u gouge and eullii.g ihe
pi isent 1 volut.oi' 'tlie Gringo coiispl: ai y.' "
i lie cruiser Des Moines has gone to
CHILE READY FOR HAGUE
Deposits I .imiii, (Mill u Credit of Court
of A rll I ra t loit to Cover
A Isnp t laliiis.
LONDON, Nov. 2'!. Domingo Gon. C!i!l
can minister to Great Itil'aln. lodav de
posited with the Rothschilds, H.'M.HrM to tlie
order of The Hague- arbitration court. This
sum represents in ri.iind figures the Alsop
claim of tlm Untied Slates ag-ilnst Ctiil
and the bankers are instruct' el t.i pay the
same to the government of II'- Unite el
States, should the decision of The Hague!
tribunal confirm the couletitluu of tho
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