The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 201, Ed. 1 Friday, December 18, 1903 Page: 1 of 8
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GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA. l'Kl'KMHKU 1«. ll'ta
DECLARATION WAR A MATTER
OF CONJECTURE WITH THE
Great Excitement Prevails in Republic Which Freely Ex-
presses Determination to Fight lo the Bitter Fnd--Arm-
ed Body of Colombian Troops Uncovered by Americans
-Unless Changes Come Quickly War Must Result.
Colon, Dec. 17.—Tho United States
cruiser Atlanta, Commander William H
i urner. returned her.! last night from tho
Cull of Darien. She discovered. De-
cember 15, a detachment < f Colombian
troops. numbering visu ally about five hun-
dred men but. according to their state-
mi nts, totaling one thousand llw hun-
dred. or two thousand men, at Tituraatl.
on the w -Stern side .if the «ulf. Just north
Sof the mouth of the Atrato river.
\ Karly In the morning of De.-mber 15.
/the Atlanta lighted a .-mall schooner In
the <•> nter of the Gulf of Darien aid fol-
lowed her to the western shore where the
schooner attempted to hide behind n
islci. Lieutenant Harlan 1 . PerilII of the
Atlanta, was ordered to board her. and,
thereupon a whaleboat wu lowered and
pulled towanl.i the schooner. A corre-
fpondent of the Associated Press accom-
panied the party. It was found that the
schooner had nn board a hundred armed
Colomiilan soldier.-, commander by (len-
eral Itafel Novo, whu said that General
Daniel Ortiz, commander-in-chief of the
Colombian fore cm ot tlie Atlantic and Pa-
cific had a large camp a mile away on the
mainland. General Novo requested Lieut.
IYrrlll it. 1;.t d and eonf. r with Ortl*. Af-
ter tempor irlly returning to the Atlanta.
I-'. ut. P III * Dt I i. k t.. tli- .-■<■; n,.|'
Lieut, Pei-rlll's boot's crew consisted
of twelve mm.4 Oil the tiMt trip they
were unarmed, excepting four revolvers.
When the whaleboat approached the
schooner twenty-four soldier were seen
seated on the side nearest to the direction
from which tho Americans came, with
rifles King handily across their knees and
pointing toward the whaleboat. General
Novo, who is a Venezuelan by birth and
second In command of the Colombian
force*, stood upon the deck of the schoon-
er nnd Insolently called out In broken
English: "What way Ij this to make
Lieut. Perrill explained that It was not
war but a friendly visit.
Gem ral Novo, however, refused lo furn-
ish him with any information.
An Interpreter, who hoarded the schoon-
er learned tha* she had 70 or 80 armed
men packed sardine-like In her hold. Th,.
Atlanta then signalled to Lieut. Perrill
to return to his ship, and later the lieu-
tenant returned to the shore to visit Gen-
eral Ortiz. This time he took with him
dozen r|flcs concealed In the bottom of the
whaleboat. In case of emergency. The
whaleboat wa« rowed steadily toward the
schooner, the excitement Increasing as she
approached, but when Lieut. Perrill went
on shore. General Ortl* appear nnd the
excitement abated. General Ortiz made
an eloquent verbal protest against th<f
American presence, the Colombian troop*
continually cheering his remarks. He
subsequently committed his protest to
writing. Tha general seemed uncertain
at the beginning whether war had been
declared. He left Catagna on December
2, antl some of the others declared they
had been In the gulf for a month past,
conducting defensive and preparatory
The protest reads partly as follows:
"To the captain of the Atlanta:
"General Ortiz, commandant general of
a division of Colombian troops and first
adjutant to General Keyes, protests moal
energetically In the MUM o| the Colom-
bian government and all Colombia against
the Interference of American warships In
our waters. You are citizens of a power-
ful country, immensely rich and vast
numbers of Inhabitants. On the contrary
we are bankrupt nnd our immense terrl-
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Washington, Dec. 17.—Rural free
delivery service ordered establish-
ed January 15 at Okarche. Canad-
ian county, Oklahoma, with three
torles are depopulated Colombia has
been bled by fatuous civil wars, but to-
day. the Panama matters ami regarding
yourselves, we biiieve we have right ami
Justice en our side. Do not doubt it. The
(hid of nations will be on our s:dc. Against
hlrn squadrons and cannon shall not pre-
vail. Every Colombian, man or woman,
is capable of rising to the heights of hero-
(Signed) "D. ORTIZ."
Genernl Ortlx sent another communica-
tion to Commander Turner, asking* what
orders the commander had from Wash-
ington regarding the movements of Col-
ombian warships In Colomblnn waters, ti
which Commander Turner answered, say-
ing they would be tr.ated as would tli
lels of any other po
After saying that he was satisfied with
Commander 'I urner's unswer, the gem-rul
said in part:
"I beg that you will leave this port, be-
cause the waters surrounding it arc thi
department of Cauca. I permit mysel
to Inform you that the rebel departmen
•f Panama borders on Cauca at Taburon
So long as war Is not declared It seetm
to me only Just and natural that Amerl
can warships should not enter the watei.-
south of Tlburon.
Commander Turner disregarded this
Having accomplished the purpose of hi
visit to the gulf, namely, to find the Co-
lombians, the Atlanta started for Coloj
the night of December 15.
Tho Colombians carefully and systemat
Ically made efforts to avoid furnishing
iny information as to what purposes hat
brought them to the gulf or whether the.
were building a road toward the republh
of Panama. But it can be said that the;
ire awaiting superior orders In th.
meantime there is strong probability thai
they ar. building roads toward Panama.
The distance separating Titumal and
Yaviza Is sixty miles.
The Colombians declared they had two
thousand men between the mouth of th
Atrato and Tlburon well supplied with
food, clothing and ammunition. They also
have several pieces of artillery mounted
advantageously at coast points. Their
demeanor, though polite, clearly showed
hostility and deep chagrin at having been
discovered. Many Indications pointed to
their intention of bringing in more men
and supplies to the gulf.
The Atlanta Is going to* the Chlrlqul
lagoon, where she will coal from a col-
Rear Admiral Coughlan is not sending
any other ships to the gulf of Darien.
General Ortiz and others freely express-
ed the determination of Colombia to fight
to the bitter end in case Ganeral Reyes'
visit to Washington was not successful
and Panama Is not returned to Colombia.
MONEY FOR LAWTON
SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOL-
LAR6 ASKED FOR BY M'GUIRE
Details of Pasture Reservation Bill In-
troduced Yesterday—Land Will be
Sold for $1.25 an Acre.
(By Myron Boyle). •
From State Capital Washington Bureau.
Washington. Dec. 17.—Delegate McGuire
today Introduced a bill providing for the
opening to settlement of the big pasture
reservation In Comanche county. Gener-
al homestead and townsite laws are to
prevail. Entrymen are to pay one dol-
lar and twenty-five cents per acre and
may commute tho entry within fourteen
Another bit! introduced today by Del-
egate McGuire authorizing nnd directing
the secretary of the Interior to expend
seventy-five thousand dollars of the Law-
ton town lot sale fund for municipal im-
provements in the city of Lawton. One
hundred and fifty thousand dollars of thisj
fund nas heretofore been appropriated for
Delegate and Mrs. McGuire left Wash-
ington this afternoon for Oklahoma
where they, will spend the holidays.
From State Capital Washington Bureau.
Washington, Dec, 17 —Oklahoma's claim
for admissions into the union will not be
heard by committee on territories un-
til next January.
New Mexico will consumc a greater part
of the week in presenting arguments and
there Is not enough time for Oklahoma
to make a proper showing prior to the
holiday recess Delegate McGuire and
Oklahomans will he given ample oppor-
tunity to apear before the committee the
first dav of January There Is no change
in the'statehood situation but la. antici-
pated and believed that It will bo favor-
ably reported by the committee.
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NOTORIOUS BANK ROBBER.
James Dunlap Again at Large—Long
Criminal Record—Was Pardon-
• ed Yesterda.
Chicago, Dec. 17.—James Dunlap, a
notorious bank robber, is again at li-
berty through the clemency of the par-
don board. Dunlap was serving time
for a bank robbery at Monmouth, 111.,
which occurred two years ag. His
criminal record extends back a score
of years or more. He was first brought
into promtnence 20 years ago when he
was sentenced to prison for the rob-
bery of.a bank at North Ampton, Mass.
He was later pardoned and since that
time he has had*many escapades. In
his most daring exploits were the
robbery of the Manhattan bank In
New York city, where his booty Is said
to have amounted to nearly $1,000,000.
Great Loss of Life.
I Odessa, Dec. 17.—A violent storm la
raging in the Rostoff am! Tangorog
region. More than 100 small craft have
not been accounted for It is fen red
there will be'considerable loss of !ife
Bryan at Moscow.
Moscow. Dec. 17.—\«llliam .T. Bry-
an oarrived today and went to visit
Count Tolstoi. Mr. Bryan will pro-
ceed to St. Petersburg on December 18.
LEADS COLOMBIAN ARMY
i AT HEAD OF
£ Washington. Dec. 17 Forec
fc Oklahoma an.I lii.ll.ui Tcirlto
t Fair Friday; Saturday r.iln
ory reply to
17 The Associated Press
rnied thai an intimation Iih* been I
*1 here in official quarters from I
that the Russian draft of the pr■ > I
agreement not aooeptable In Its
1 >'>r-n and that further negotla .
1 on the Important questions of prlu-
1 SENATORS HOAR—FORAKER
.1 HAVE SPIRITED DEBATE
OVER PANAMA EVENTS
settlement can be reached. Beth ths
tanese and British officials In IxxWIon
ve.\cr, remain optimistic In regard to
untlmate specific settlement
Colombian Troops now are moving in the direction, of the State of
Panama, with the evident intention of thwartirff tli* plans of the United
States there. One of the most distinguished Itaders of'the Colomdians is Gen-
MORE EASTERN RUMBLES
! Specch of Loomis Criticized and Administration Attacked--
The Ohio Senafor Made Response by Meeting Issue
Squarely—His Arraignment of Hoar Causes Laughtcr--
Many Bills Arc Passed Before Adjournment.
Russia and Japan Again Said to
te Preparing for War
London, Dec.* 18.—The lli^ly Mail's
Kobe correspondent learns that at the
conference of the elder statesmen of
Japan endorsement was given to the
government's determination not to.re-
cede from 1 lie demands upon Russia
concerning the far east formulated on
June *23, l! 0:i. This indicates, nays
the correspondent, the rejection of
Russia's reply, ami he adds that it is
expected that the government will urge
Russia to recognition. This howev-
er, does not necessarily mean that the
uegotiations' have reached a hopelevs
stage, according to the correspondent.
Tho Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Telegraph says that, according to
local mandarins the Pekin government
has again warned the provincial auth-
orities to prepare for immediate hos-
tilities owing to the offensive action
tanen by Russia*and her allies regard-
ing far eastern affairs.
Evantrille,. ind.. Dec. 17.—A combi-
nation was effected today of three in-
dependent tobacco factories, Hampton
Tobacco company, Newburg, Ind.,
Howling Green factory. Bowling Green
Ky., and T. M Ryan Company, Marl in'
Tenn.. The combination Is capltalihzed
istd at $100,000. The Bowling Green
plant will be removed to Newburg.
CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH A THE FRIAR LANDS
REPUBLIC WAS FOUNDED
Philadelphia, Dec. 17.—Bunau-Varilla,,
minister from Panama tonight delivered
an address at the regular meeting of the
members of the American academy of po-
litical science on "The conditions under
which, the new republic was founded."
Turning his attention to the French
canal company, he declared that this
company "systematically discouraged the
isthmian canal commission to recommend
the Panama route, by refusing to give
to that commission any indication as to
Its willingness to sell the concession, or
to fix a definite price.
"The result was,:* he continued "to ob-
lige the commission to report at the end
of November 1901. In favor of Nl< uagua
while it was perfectly apparent that the
sentiment of the commission was fixed
in favor of Panama and that the recom-
mendation was due only to the Impossl
billty of obtAlnlng a satisfactory offer
from the canal company."
Then he told of .how I)r. Herman, was
sent 10 Washington by ColomMa to take
tho place of Mr. Concha and of the diffi-
culty of arriving at a suitable compensa-
tion to Colombia, and then he said:
"I wired to President Marroqgin that
I was convinced .that if he mad* ail offer
of HO.OOO.OuO cash and S'JriO.OOO annuity it
Spuid not be but accepted by the United
ujt.-s Di Herran made them a pro-
posal according to the terms 1 had flxed
and it was readily accepted by the United
"The inexplicable attitude of tho gov-
ernment of Colombia and of congress and
the final rejection of the Hay-Herran
treaty by the Bogota senate in August of
this year are remembered by all. Though
the cause seemed to be lo-tt J made ;i
supreme attempt to guard Colombia
Against herself, and 1 made two inde-
pendent efforts to protect her against the
foolishness of* her policy In the* begin-
ning of the republic."
Mr Uutinu-Varilla upheld President
Roosevelt In all his acts, asserting thai,
the Spooner act give the president pow-
er to do all he had done, and quoted at
length from Lcmatln of Paris In suport
of his contention. He said that Col-
ombia s amounted to on attempt at
blackmail. Summing up, he said:
"All that can bring ill will, shame and
contempt on a nation was carefully pre-
pared l/y the congress of Ilogota between
teh middle of June and the end of Oeto
her. They had Insulted'tIn ir prot.-etors,
the United Stutes, in the most offensive
way .by rejecting them without even the
slightest hint 01' what they want',1 a
tre.i'.y whicji wns the most ijher.tl that
could In conceived and in which the
United States had taken a position scarce-
ly above that of a private commercial
company. They insulted not only the
United States by rejecting the treaty,
but *by preparing to sell them the prop
erty stolen. from the French Investors,
they sacrificed to their blind and passion-
ate greed the very h.uioi ,,f iheir coun-
try by putting I11 their parliamentary d<>.--
umentii Inventions/whldj. if they were
commltteed by individuals, would 1..- mis
demeanors or felonies tinder the law.
"When these accumulations of unjusti-
fiable acts obliged the Isthmus to revolt
against the tyranny of Bogota and when
tlie declaration of Independence on the
isthmus was for the third and last tine
in • 111 tory Bphiuliated after the move-
ment ol November J, I can say that there
has never been In the hlstorv of the
world a revolution that was more Jus-
tified than that one It seems almost in-
credible to think that there are still 1T1
• Ills country people who speak of the
bonds of unity that link the United States
of Colombia." 9
THE SETTLEMENT IS CONSIDER-
ED A "CHRISTMAS BOX" BY
.News Received in Rome With Pleasure.
Action of United States Consid-
ered High and Lofty.
Rome, Dec. 17.—Pull particulars con-
cerning the agreement reached between
Govsrnotf. Taft? snd the Vetoes provMtaff
for the settlement of the friar lands
question In the Philippines have not yet
Ik'.'ii received by the Vatican authorities,
only a mere announcement that such an
agreement had been reached, having been
cabld from Manila When the news was
brought to the pope ho seemed highly
delighted and exclaimed: "It Is tho beuf
Christmas blx I could have had.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 17.—The
senate today discussed the isthmian ca-
nal question as affected by the presi-
dent's recognition of the Independence
of the republic of Panama. The discus-
sion began with a speech by Mr. Hoar
on his resolution, of Inquiry nnd las-
led several hours. In addition to Mr.,
Hoar's address there were speeches
by Mr. Gorman and Mr. Foraker.
Mr. Hoar confined his remarks to his
resolution ami they were read from
manuscript. He held that this country
had not yet received full official In for.
mation concerning the Isthmus revolu-
tion and adversely crjtictsed the con-
duct of this country a* shown by what
has been given out.. He compared
the conduct of the UnMed Slates on the
isthmian question to that of a police-
man. who would manacle and hold a
person to be robbed and who would
then Insist on having the spoils of the
theft delivered to .himself.
•Mr. Gorman's .utterances alleged tho
situation In Panama to hare been* cre-
ated to make a campnign Issue and
charged Assistant Secretary of State
Loomis with a violation of the proprie-
ties In discussing the question at a
banquet In New York. He also said
that unless further light was thrown
on the subject he would oppose the
Panama treaty. He referred to the
action of the executive and declared
that, the senate should prevent the
Jeopardizing of the business Interests
of the country.
Mr. Foraker took Mr. Hoar to task
severely for his remarks reflecting on
the administration and his Indiscretion
In speaking In open session conceal-
ing executive matters. Tie defended
the administration for its attitude to-
wards the Panama revolt. A heated
colloquy took place between Mr For-
aker Hnd Mr. Hoar during an effort of
Senator Hoar to explain more fully
his position In the matter.
Mr. Mitchell delevered a speech at
the close of .ae day In favor of an ap-
propriation for tho Lewis and Clark
centennial exposition at Portland, Ore.
During the Debate.
Mr. Hoar said that It was no justi-
fication of our course to say that Co-
lombia had failed to ratify the treaty
for the construction of the canal.
In conclusion Mr. Hoar pleaded for
all the facts and aaked that they be
cent to the senate through official
la Favor of a Canal.
Mr.' Gorman took the floor as soon
as Mr. Hoar hail concluded. He aald
democratic senators generally wore
as favorable to the construction of the
canal as tbe republicans. He congrat.
ulafed the country on haviug such a
senator as Mr. Hoar, who he said was
an example for patriot!/. and dlsln-
toreuiedncas lu the senam. Mr. Gor-
man said the facts were all that wero
desired, and he referred to the extn-
slon of tho executive Influence, saying
thata this Influence had been extended
until "the senate became practically
the agent of the executlre."
Criticised the President.
He criticised the selection by the
president of commissioners to the sen-
ate to negotiate treaties tie a reprehen-
sible practice, and declared that the
Associated Press secured its suggestion
as Ut information about events from
the administration. Me also condem-
ned executive lsterference In state pol-
Acts of Transgression.
But none of these transgressions can
be compared he declared to the action
of the executive in connection with
the affair In Panama. "It Is" he said
"tho most flagrant act of transgress-
ion that has ever taken place in the
'history of the country, and it should
be resisted without regard to party."
Excited by Wirle.
Mr. (iorninn adversely criticised the
speech made by Assistant Secretary
l.oojpl.s b' foro the Quill club of New York
a few night ago. lie naid tluU Mr. Inte-
nds. while excited by wine, had "given
Information which the senate had not hail
from tho administration nr from any other
source, lit* did not." Mr. Gorman con-
tinued, "tell the country all the facts,
but ho made tho broad assertion that the
president was a bold and great man who
had the courage and the patriotism to
land marines and seise a part of the terri-
tory of the republic of Colombia which
we were under contract to guarantee to
that country. This In the light of the
facts before ua, is nothing less than usur-
Mr. Gorman then discussed the presi-
dent as a "second Napoleon."
"A second Napoleon Indeed." he ex-
claimed. "Had It come to this, that the
United States must have a Napoleon to
shape Its destinies and to distort the
(Continued on page two.)
THE CUBAN 7RFATV
Becomes a Law by Signature of
President Roosevelt Yester-
day-Gold Pen Used"
elved with equ.
The news was rec
pleasure in all vatici
One of the highest
Vatican court lu cm
Associated Press rgpn
ed this feeling In the folluwlllg
"The news from the Philippines has pro-
duced a. feeling of general satisfaction,
not only among the ecclcslusth
* of tho
long all tho
May Bring About Relationship
Between Monies-Want $100,-
000 for Commissjpn
Washington. Dec. 17 —The president sent
to congress today a communication from
Secretary Hay submitting to him the re-
port of the •committee on the Interna-
tional legislature Instituted under au-
thority of congress to make an effort to
bring about a relationship between the
monies of the gold standard countries
niftl the sliver using countries. The sec-
retary says to carry this policy to com*
pletlon it yet remains to submit the con-
clusions of the foreign commissioners
to the Chinese government to defray the
expenses of which the secretary says an
appropriation of Jtooooo will be necessary
This recommendation the president ap-
Chicago, Dec. 7—Thirteen hundred
'livery and undertakers' drivers will
go on a strike tomorrow to enforce a
demand for a wage increase of $2 per
week. Beside the drivers, the strike
«w uH^L Ittd auune men.
Not Considered Favorably by
San Juan. P. R.. Doc. 17.-poneral Wu
y Gil. formerly president of Santo Do- |
mingo, discussing the resolution hyroduc-J
ed In the United States suat ~y Mr.
Hepburn of Idaho, requesting the pre.",
dent ,to negotiate for the annevatlo.i of
Santa Domingo, said:
••Although Santa Domingo Is under th*e j
commercial and political infl i.^ .,r the
Unite-I States, annexation w<Wld not
agreeable, because the republic is still i
feellnff the effects of the annexation with
Spain forty years ago which left a deep |
Impression. The oJvl! wars of the republic
date from that time. I shall >•<> ablo to
talk more freoiy when l am better advis-
ed regarding the situation ••
ttlemept o_ .
serious and difficult question. Tin*, fact
that .in •agreement has been r• Is
considered* a new demonstration of the
loyal and lofty manner with which the
Washington government deals with the
affair !•* tom the rlKlits of the Cath-
olic . Ijurcu. Tho question as to whether
the FtMticiseiiii-. Dominicans, Augustln-
lans. anil Recollects shall remain In tic
archipelago now rests entirely with the
Holy See. whi.-li by its l.iw* and t;:nn
lions is compelled to help mi ■/zmtriUnK
the rights or tne i^.pl. as well as those
of the ecclesiastic orders."
In all quarters Governor Taft and Arch-
bishop Guldl are l>elrtg warmly congrat-
ulated on their success In solving the
most intricate oj the .|ii« stions cntnr-ted
to th. ir diplomacy it is declared that
both hsvs displayed the utmost t u I and
cqauriimlty The excellent impression •pro-
duced by Governor 'Taft during his so-
journ In Home In ^he spring of 1902 has
HOW been greatly Increased at the vaticai;
the antnorlt|e« ,,f which . xpe. t (hat his
presence in Washington as secret,try oT
war will greatly help the settlement^™
• i ■ maining questions'in the Philip-
Will Form New Cabinet.
Athens. Dec. 17.—M. Thcotokis,
former premier, has agreed to un-
dertake the task of ofrming a new cab-
inet and will present a list of minis-
ters to King George tomorrow. He
says that he will be obliged to propose
considerable retrenchment to the
• for the Philippines.
New York. Dec. 1/.—The 'United
States cruiser Buffalo, today sailed fnr
Key West and San Juan, front which
port%he will proceed as a convoy tot
the torpedo boat flotilla ordered to the
Wasllington, D. (3., Dec. 17.—The
Cuban reciprocity bill after, having
been signed by Speaker Cannon am!
president pro tem Frye, was taken Ut
the white house by the •chairman of
the house committee on enrolled bills.
With the same gold pen with which
the measure had been signed by Speak-
er Ct&non Mid Senator Frye, Presi-
dent Roosevelt affixed his signature fo
the bill, thus making it a law. The
pen belongs to Minister Queseda.
Washii&ton, D. C., Dec. 17.—A din-
ner in honor of th# cabinet which
j marked the opening of i~e social sea-
I son at*the whie house, was given by
I President and Mrs. Roosevelt tonight.
- Invited to meet the members of tho
(cabinet was a large company, includ-
| ing members of the senate and the
! house and out of town guests. The
teemi-clrcular table was set in the
state dining room, and it was decorated
'with red carnations and brides roses,
j To the riff hi • of the president sat Mrs.
I Hay and to his left Mrs. Root. Sec-
retary Root escorted Mr. Roosevelt 1
'the table. Mrs. Roosevelt wore a dress
j of whit brocade and lace. Miss Carew
white satin with crystal trimmings,
Land Miss Roosevelt blue .sat.ii and lace.
Secretary Hay was detained by aJck-
naM and Senator Hanna was called
on business'. •
Setting Aside $138,150,000 fo r
Payment of Pensions Passes
Washington, D. C., Dec. 17.—The
house today without division passed
tho pension appropriation bill carry-
While the bill was under cosldera-
tion there was a general discussion on
Panama, rural free delivery, tariff and
Speeches were made by Messrs.
BootH, (rep. Kan.) Meyers, (dan, Ind.l
Sims. (dcm. Tenn.) and Burneas (dem.
WILL BUILD CUT-OFF
Chicago, D^e. 17.—President R P.
Ripley of tho A. T. and S. P. R. R..
today said that * Targe part of the $!<>.-
OOO.iinii bond issue Jfist # authorized
would 6e used.in the construction of
the cut off from Beisn, N. M., to a
point on. the Santa F$ lines In Tex-
as yet to be determined. Work on this
line is to be begun in the spring and
pushed rapidly to completion.
According to President Ripley, a por-
tion of the proceeds of the bond issue
Is to be used on the Rradshaw moun-
tain railway which is to extend east
nf Prescott. Ariz., Into the mining re-
gion. Some of the money will he re-
quired to construct the Phoenix and
Eastern line and for sundry other e*-
tensions n#Arizona, the main double
Itrackmg which ia to be done between
Olu.he and Emitgrla. Kansas, and over
[small si retches ™n Missouri and 1111- #
South McAlester'* Census.
Toklo, Dec. 17.—The conference of the I Special Dispatch to 1
elder Hatesmsn of Jupan. including Mar- South McAlester. I T.. I*". J7 -An t>oT-
quis Ito, and the cabinet .ministers yen- fi< ial census of the city of South McAIm-
t. rdaj resultM. nccoidlng t ., - ml offi- tor was nimi'M"d today showing a poi ■
clai statement. In a determination U op- ulation exclusive, of McAlester. Archibald,
pose a mutt# irwnt to Ru sf* in view Busby. Krebs ajni Alderson of 7.V7i.
j th^*J- ;<v Fr'da>.
I Philadelphia , Dec. iT.--The Ham-
I hnrg-Am. rieau Use ship Asyrla. which
&r*und*l !n the Delstrare rlrsr Mo
•iny. iio*t d unts.'ursd ta4 ;>ro-
eetMd 'Ji Hambcrg.
electoral bll l
I Havana D' 17.—The eenat* today
• election for half of th
igrtss Is fixed toyjftb
ite after Christ-
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