The Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 38, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 9, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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<;( IIIRIE, OKLAHOMA, .IAM AHV n 1904.
M MBER 38.
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scription and prices
on page five.
ADMISSION OF OKLAHOMA fg®
DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
Committee on Territories Will Commence Not Later Than
Friday—Superintendent Harvey Is Said to Have Filed
Charges Against Delegate McGuire-Statement of Okla-
homa's Representative—Many Residents at Capital.
lation of the mun behind th
stop to the multi-mllllonalre
a stop to tin* commercial
plunder the business world,
realise In what I say I appioach the
borderland of aoclaliaam, hut 1 do not
itach it. A belter st'iutc and JudKtiit lit
^L"r.f.,r4l!-,-pe^ple to,lu(> la that some
ti* ot great fortune
(By Myron Boyle.)
From .State ('apltal Washington Bureau.
Washington, Jan. 6.—The arguments
for the admission of Oklahoma to the
Union, before the committee on terri-
tories, will be commenced not later than
Friday. It la expected that Sidney
Clarkfe will open the argument. Delegate
McGuire Mates tonight that nil uk la-
homa tis who expect to appear before the
eommittee must be here no later than
A. (Jclssler of Carmen, arrived here to-
day and will abut address the iommltt e.
Torn Doyle of Perry Is In Washington
for the purpose of acting as attorney f. r
Cross In the contested election case. Cross,
and others are expected here tomorrow,
Tom Doyle of Perry has prepared A
single statehood bill which he will ha e
Introduced noon. It provides for admit-
tance Into l'nIon of Oklahoma and Indian
Territory. He conferred with Lleverldge
and Stephens of Texas today.
II. heard, of Shawnee, arrived here
tonight to work for single statehood
J. R. Charity and Lee Patrick of Stroud
are hero on departmental business.
HARVEY AGAINST M'GUIRE.
Washington, Jan. 5.—It Is rumored here
mt Supt. Harvey of the Pawneo Indian
hool. has forwarded charges to the In-
rlor department against the official con-
duct of Delegate SlcGuIre alleging that
Eu M. Clark signed a contract to remove
defects In title to four Indian allotments
In Pawnee county. The Interior depart-
ment officials say that chaigts have not
"There Is absolutely nothing In it,"
■Bid Delegate McGuire. "I have made ef-
/"rt.1*, without pay, to prevent unscrupu-
lous persons from securing these allot-
ments and my name Is attached to no
contract. Clark may have made an in-
dividual contr tot to appear for the In-
dians before the Guthrie land office Rut
this does not concern me. Harvey is evi-
dently desperate because he Is
noved tiling of charges will not
ilin. I would have perfect right
ho law to take such contract If I
o do so, as the government is not
"I hesitate to suggi bt remedies. Yet
we must bqpin to think of them, Unfortu-
nately, the supreme court of tho l/nited
mutts has declared unconstitutional the
only Income tax law which congnss has
passed in recent years. Tho people of
ths country, however, will not accept
Ilils decision as Dual. It was made l>y a
divided court, and was the product of
Individualism changed over night. Some
ongross will pass a new law and
K'ess will be democratic. It will
igain to tho supremo court, and I
believe public sentiment will secure Tor It
better consideration from that tribunal,
l his may be considered revolutionary and
Invoking new pilnclples, but wc must for-
sake old landmarks and get away from the
Congressman David A. Dearmond of
Missouri addressed the assemblage on
'What of Our Future?"
Snutor Newlands of Nevada spoke to
acy in 1904."
the toast "Denioi
SETH LOW RETIRING OFFICIAL
WISHES SUCCESSOR WELLI.
Few Speeches Made and Much Hand-
shaking—New Police eCommis-
•ioner Issuees Statement.
New York, Jan. 1.- George B. Mc-
-|cCiellau became mayor of New York
.SS ■* 1
car.-d l CC0t
in in- It. O
Well Known Mining Stock
Brokers Charged With Vio-
lating Postal Laws.
Jan. 5.—Frank Jaeger and
er, well known throughout the
Omaha, Jan. 1.—Nearly five hundred
democrats of Nebraska tonight celebrated
the eight-ninth anniversary of Andrew
Jackson's victor)' over the British at
New Orleans, and Inc.dentally the thir-
teenth annual banquet of the Jacksonlan
club of Nebraska The speakers Included
as mining stock brokers Senator Francis (5. Newlarais of Nevada,
were urrcsted today on Congressman David Dearmond of Mis;
Congressman Hitchcock of Nebraska.
The occasion wad of special sign,flea tic*
o the Nebraska democrats because of the
reunion of the factions which have for-
merly been known us the "gold" and the
Congressman Gilbert Hitchcock of No-
braska look for his theme, "'llie Laggard
Law." His address In part, follows:
Forty Years Ago.
"As long as forty years there began a
realization in this country of the necessity
and there has since been a growing de-
maud for governmental regulation and
control of aggregated wealth, when It
opoly of powers. These mo-
ive grown in spite of the ef-
forts of political parlies. commercial and
, Industrial bodies and even congress ltt*'lf.
league, witli William J. if Amarica had sought to cultivate instead
I (ryan as the principal speaker, adver- of restrain this monopoly idea It could
tis. il to take place in Kvansvllle tonlgi.t | have hardly grown faster. Denounced
i I In Indlanaoplls tomorrow night, have ) by the law. the monopoly has escaped tho
The law has lagged behind tho out-
the complaint by Po«tolflce Inspector Wil-
liam Ketchum on the charge of using
the mails in a scheme to defraud.
The arrests wore ordered by the gov-
ernment officials after an Inquiry had
been made Into the business methods of
liie .Model Gold mining company and
the Jaeger company, of which concerns
Frank Jaeger Is president and treasurer
and John Jaeger secretary. More than
fMKt.Oui is Involved In the case and the
federal authorities declare that sensation-
al revelation* will be made when the
prisoners are arraigned in courL
Postpone Bryan Meetings.
Indianapolis, Jan. 6.—The meetings of
itil next week. This | la
made necessary by a
is of Mr Bryan, who
[>Yn his European trip
than ho first Intended.
O. F Mavfield of Glencoe is with the
United States cruiser Baltimore at San
Domingo, oklahoma Is really scattered
pretty much all over the world.
Disparity of Wealth.
"We all know the result disparity of
wealth without historic precedent. To
my mind the times has come when Amer-
ica should avoid socialism on one hand
and imperial plutocracy on the other, and
develop* legal remedies all along the line.
The regulation of the trust must give way
today. He arrived at the city ball
ccompanied by his secretary, John
Brlen, and walked through a line
of democrats and an arch of plants and
flowers to the mayor's public reception
rcom where he was greeted by the re-
tiring mayor. The ceremonies were
not elaborate, and the speeches were
brief. After shaking hands with his
successor. Mr. I.ow said:
"Colonel McClellan, the hour has
come when 1 am permitted to give the
city into your care, In obedience to
the will o fthe people. Auy one who
bus been mayor of New York will al-
ways be ready to honor its chief ex-
ecutive. Mr. Mayor, I am plad, as one
ot the great body of citizens, to salute
you and to wish you well."
Colonel McClellan responded brief-
ly. Then Mr. Low retired to his pri-
vate office and Colonel McClellan took
his stand behind Ihe table in the pub-
lic office and the hand shaking began
All the democrats In town seemed to be
on hand and long lines reaching from
tho street to the city ball steps were
formed by the police. It took a long
lime for the democratic enthusiasts
to file by the mayor's desk. After the
reception the new heads of depart-
ments were sworn in.
Police Commissioner McAdoo after
faking the office today issued a state-
ment in which he said he would do ev-
erything in his power '/> prevent black-
mailing. extortion, 'grafting" of bribe
taking by the police, but it would be
useless, he said, to expect a policeman
to he honest if he has to pay for his
appointment, promotion or assignment.
Therefore, he declared preferment
would rest upon merit, judging by the
best service standards.
Ouire will h
necessity for taki
es In the manner
publicans who ai
mlnated to succeed himself
ire sanguine of the success
campaign being repeated If!
1 by the same competent
is believed that Mr. !
ee the lmper
are of his eli
acted zealously for the restoration of
harmony between the North and the
South. He made New Orleans his res-
idence. and having been amnestied by
President Johnston ho was so cordial
toward tho administration of Presi-
dent Grant that he was appointed sur-
veyor of the Port of New Orleans.
1875 he took up his residence in Georgia
nnd in 1880 was sent as minister to
Turkey, where he remained until 1881.
He was subsequently United States
Marshal for the Northern district of
ORGANIZED ROSEVELT CLUB.
NEW ENGLAND STORM SWEPT.
THE CENTER IS IN VERMONT
Thermometer Registered 44 Degrees Below Zero-Almost
Same in New York—Coldest Weather Known
Pennsylvania Is Almost Tied Up.
Enthusiastic Meeting of Republicans at
Watonga. Permanent Organization.
Special Dispatch lo the Slate Capital.
Watonga. Jan. 2.—Pursuant to a call
issued by the county central republi-
cancommittee a number of prominent
republicans from various parts of the
county assembled at the opera house
for the purpose of organizing a Roose-
velt club. Hon. J. C. Fisher called the
meeting to order after which Victor
Payne was elected temporary chair,
man nnd Frank LT. Loy secretary. A
com nail tee on permanent organization
composed of C. H. Nash. J. C. Younger,
and J. H. Gilbert, was appointed by the
chair. While the committee was en-
gaged in its report, Judge Woolman
was Introduced and made an able and
Interesting address which wass well
received by the audience after which
the committee reported the following
permanent officers: Judg eWoolman.
president, A. C. Seeley, secretary, and
Hon. Dick T. Morgan, of El Reno, was
then introduced and made an excellent I
address, reviewing at length the his- |
tory an dachlevements of the republi- '
WOULD RE LAIN
uatlon state that they ha
ty for believing that Mr. Cade has any
intention to become a candidate foi
the office of national committeeman,
but they are certain that he will not
when the situation shall be present-
ed to him as they believe Mr. McGuire
is Intending to do.
Of course there If another side to
the matter. The candidacy of Mr. Cade
for the place would be condemned by
e as of a faction. This would not
be strictly true, for Mr. Cade does not
ognize that there ure any factions 1n
the party. Hut the situation would have
Its had points nevertheless, and should
Intention not to bo a candidate for
the place on the natiofi.d committee.
There are sure that he is not a candi-
date, and they believe that an an-
nouncement from him to that effect
will clear up the situation nnd pines
the McGuire followers in a better posi-
tion for the coming campaign in which
they expect him again to be the par-
ty's nominee for delegate.
During his last visit to this city Mr.
Cade was in conference with two or
three of the leaders who promised to be
come active in their elTor s to have
him remain chairman of the central
committee, and the belief is general
that Mr. McGuire will decide that it
Is more to his interests and to the n-
terests of the party In Oklahoma to
have the present chairman remain in
IS HIS EXCLUSIVELY
Senator Lodge Discusses Panama Situation-Congress Had
Given Instruction Regarding Route-Colombia's Extra-
ordinary Action-Would Not Rob Canal Company-
Jefferson's Great Act-Compliments Cleveland?
Washington, Jan. r. Pr i. tionlly the
etitlrw region of the senate today «aa
devote,1 lo a npeech by Mr. l.o l„e on
the al t ua tlon on the lathlnUH of Pan-
ama. Up illecUBBe.l the nhHtr.1,-1 num.
tlon at right of the provident to rrr-
ognlie the Independence of u new na-
tion and concluded thut snuc h u prero-
gative pertaliiN exclunlvely to the nf-
flee of the chief executive. Mr. l,odgn
argued that our Intervention in I'.,nu-
ma had heen only in ti
peace and contended tin
' to step beyond what
Movement Among Republi-
cans More Pronounced.
FOR CHAIRMAN AGAIN
It Is Poinied Out That Mr. Cade
Should Be Induced 10 Serve
as Head of Territorial
Special Dispatch to the State Capital.
Oklahoma City, Jan. 5.—It was an-
nounced yesterday by a prominent re-
publican of this city that the sentiment
tmong the friends of Mr. McGuire is
becoming overwhelming to the effect
that Chairman Cash Cade of the ter-
ritorial central committee can not be
spared from his office as such to be ! '**ali) come to
made national committeeman. I,on .The ,ni>
Republicans, both those who
CROSS 10 CAPITA!
WILL ATTEND CONTEST FILED
FOR SEAT OF M'GUIRE.
Meeting to Form Ball League—Wheat
Exhibit Completed—Katy Will
Soon Establish Service.
Oklahoma City, Jan. 5,-Wm. Cross
leaves this evening for Washington,
here he goes to utten the content for
e seat of I)e|eK .te MeGuire.
NV. li. Taylor, his attorney, is too 111
to make the trip. His partner. Sain
Hoker, will represent Mr. Cross.
Special Dispatch to the State Capital.
Oklahoma City, Jan. 5 —Pat Flaherty
and timmett Ho^rs will leave In the
morning for Wichltaa, where they will
attend a meeting of the base ball rnag-
natees. There are now more applica-
tions for membership than can possi-
bly be accommodated.. It Is quite like-
ly that the league will he made up of
the following cities: Oklahoma City.
Muskogee, El Reno, Wichita, Denni-
son, Perry, Guthrie and South Mc Al-
Host on. Jan. 5.—Reports from all over
New EngKmd Indicated intense cold to-
day, At Salem, Mass., the harbor was
frozen over for the first time in fifteen
years. From New Hampshire, Keene re-
ported 82 degrees help— zero, the lowest
In fifteen years, while at other places the
mercury fell to 4u degrees below. Woods
river Junction, K. I . reported the lowest
temperature ever known, 36 below
Thermometers In Orange. Mass., burst
last night at 50 below zero. Athol anrl
Tally Mass., blubs went down to 42 and
William Pattlson was frozen to death in
the snow at North Webster last night.
RECORDS BROKEN IN NEW YORK.
New York. Jan. Dispatches from ev-
ery section of the state tell of record
breaking cold weather. At a number of
points within 20 tnllas of this city the
thermometers marked 2n to :i0 degrees
below zero at dawn today.
The coldest weather in many yearn
reported throughout the Adirondack
rion last night. At Suranac lake it
40 below and Lake Placid 41 below . ...
the past four nights the thermometer has
registered not less than 12 below any-
where and as low as 41 below at some
points in Northern New York.
An average temperature of no below
zero prevailed in throughout the central
and western part of the state.
At several points north of Utica Inst
night the mercury went down to fO be-
HARBOR IS FROZEN.
Hilt.more. Md., Jan 5.—Todav Is the
coldest of the present winter, the ther-
mometer having dropped as low as '>2
degrees below zero. This Is lowest re-
corded In this city since the blizzard in
188J. when the thermometer fell to 7 be-
At Hagerstown weather heeorda for
twenty years were broken Betw-en mid-
night anil i; o'clock this morning the
coldest weather since the winter of 18W)
when the mercury reached 26 below aero.
was experienced. Sharpsburg was the
coldest place In the state heard from
today, thermometers registering _-o below
Aa Annapolis the harbor Is frozen far
out into the bay.
AWFUL IN OHIO.
Clyeveland, O., Jan. 6.—From many
>hlo report# ——
to 20 below
Barges Are Safe.
Newport News, Va., Jan. 5.—The tuir
Navigator and her tow. the barges Liberty
anil New Jersey, supposed to have been
lost In th storm Saturday, have been
towed safely Into Hampton Roads.
COLDEST SINCE 1875.
Philadelphia, Jan. 6.—Pennsylvania
Jersey and Delaware experienced tin-
today, in many
places thermometers regist
towpature than at any time since 1S75
In this city the lemperature was m nus
two nt 7 a. m after which it grew slowlv
warmer, und at 8 p. m., it degrees above
ze-o was registered at the we.ther bu-
reau. Rotterly cold weather prevailed In
the Interior of Pennsylvania during the
eailler hours of the daq. At Scranton
and Wilkcsbarre, which lie In valleys the
official thermometers registered respect-
ively 16 and 13 degrees below zero while
ot Eaglesmere. on the crest of the Alle-
gherey mountains, the record was 17 bc-
At Harrisburg the minimum tem-
ure was 5 below; Lancaster one he-
York, 18 below; Wllllamsport. 17 be-
A1 toon a, 19 below. Johnstown. 15
below; Brllefon'e, 16 below; Mauch
Chunk. 28 below; Pottsvllle. is below In
some of the mountain regions tempera-
ture as low as 28 degrees below zero was
registered. A rise of from to 10 to
tonight. ls repoitod from u11 these Points
Atlanta, Ga„ Jan. 2.—General James
I.ongstreet, soldier, statesman and di-
plomat, and the last lieutenant general
of the Confederate army with the ex-
ception of General Gordon, died in
i lalnesville, Ga., to-day from an attack
of acute pneumonia. He had been ill
ieneral Longstreet was a sufTerer
from cancer of one eye, but his general
health had been good until Wednesday,
when he was seized with a sudden cold,
-> later Into pneumonia of vio-
lie w is eighty-four years old. lie
ls survived by his wife, four sons and
daughter. He will be buried In Gaines-
ville, which has been his home since
the civil war.
General Longstreet was born In South
Carolina January 8. 1821. He gradu-
ated at West Point in 1S42 and was on
duty on the Mexican frontier until 1846.
having participated in the Mexican
where he was wounded, lie there at-
tained the rank of captain and
Jor's brevet, and served subsequently
in Texas as paymaster in the Unite!
States army, being promoted major on
the st iff in isr.8.
in June. 1861, he resigned from the
irmy to tuke part with the South in
the Civil War. He was appointed to
command of the Fourth Brigade of Gen.
Beauregard's first corps near Center-
ville. and participated in the first battle
of Bull Run.
Early in 1862 he was made Major-
Generul and won a reputation under
Lee in his campaign against McClellan,
Pope. Burnside and Meade. After the
battle of Fredericksburg December 13,
1S62, General Longstreet was promoted
to command of a corps with the title
of Lieutenant General. He took active
part in the buttle of Gettysburg July
1 to 3. He was also conspicuous for his
military ability In the campaign of the
Wilderness, but was wounded May fi.
and recovered in time to take part in
the sieg" of Petersburg. He surren-
dered with General Lee in April, 1865. |
After the war General Longstrest
can party. The speaker was freuent- M'** McGuire before the conven-
ly applauded aud his efTort was appre- t,on at En,d thal nominated him, and
elated by all present. At the conclus- ,hose who were for other candidates,
ion of Mr. Morgan's address the chair are earnest in their desire thut Mr.
Appointed I. H. I ookabaugh, C. H. ' ('udo a*ain serve as chairman of the
Nash and Ed S. Wheelock as a com- I cenlra' committee. They point out
mittee on constitution and by-laws. I the ,naateriy manner In which the last
The meetiPR in the evening was rePubI1can campaign was conducted by
better attended than in the after- h,m and announce their belief in the
noon. p. number of ladies being pres. 'nipossibility ot any other man being
ent. The time was occupied in lis- able t0 accomplish such results as
tening to short taks by local and other j werp hflfl b>' Mr-
speakers. A general good feeling was j The importance of the office of
enjoyed by all present. After the chair,nan of the central committee Is
speech making the commitiee presen- |a great d""1 more than tbat of natlon-
ted a constitution and by-laws which *' committeeman in Oklahoma, they
were adopted. ' assert, and they point t o the fact that
. tbe national committeeman has never
Leger News makes a pertinent sugges- | been able to
.. , cure any patronage in
boid that It^oul5U|£Mi„ii°, ?Vch001 this terrlt0' J'. thi>l Wine to the del-
p«' thiit >.« "Tn front ofm,h2 'S'"e 10 ton«r"« by °c "ls
Aldrlrige bdlding some place out of the
ST'LI1"" „ " T™ Injured j Friends of Mr. McGuire here are al-
mZi a"XlOU' '« «•'"> «<■•-« Mr. Cade
hat is the school board "doing for °balrman of the central commltt
THE MESSAGE READ
IS READ AND APPLAUDED IN THE
That Part of the Bristow Report R
fleeting on Membership of tho
House to be Investigated.
about that new school house
because they believe that Mr. McGuirt
Washington. Jan. 5.—The privileged
resolution proposed by Mr. Hay, (Va)
providing for an investigation of cer-
tain statements in the Bristow report
reflecting on the m ?mbership of the
house today was referred to the com-
mittee on post offices and post roads,
on motion of Air. Payne (N. Y.) the
majority leader. Eight republicans vo-
ted with the minority aud Mr. Hay's
motion to order the previous ques-
tion, which was lost, and three repub-
licans voted with the democratic rni-
nnolty against the motion to refer.
The president's message relative to
Panama and the canal was read in the
house, receiving applause from the
At the request of Mr. Gillette (Mass)
a memorial to congress from the Mass-
achusetts Historical society, praying
for the restoration of the flrigate Con
stHution was read and referred to the
committee on nava laffairs.
Williams (Miss) the minority
leader, said he was glad that a prece-
dent hail been established permitting
the reading in the open house of me-
morials from a sovereign state, call
ing attention to the fact that he at-
tempted, when Mr. Reed was speaker,
to secure the reading of a memorial
from his state, without success.
Payne called Mr. Williams' at-
tention to the fact that the memorial
as from a society and not from a
state whereupon the latter replied that
he hoped the same prlveiege would b<
accorded a state as had been given i
"O! I I' ME IN"
priety called for
f the speech was d
political aspect of the qu<
that connection he referred to the
speeches made at the democratic ban-
quet in New York last night.
Congress Gave Instructions.
Senator Lodge discussed at length
the action of President Roosevelt in
connection with the Panama revolt. He
said that the act of congress had been
an Instruction to secure a canal at a
certain point. No objection had been
made to the Hay-Herran treaty, ex-
cept that too great concessions had
been made to olombla, and notwith-
standing these concessions the treaty
had been summarily rejected by th<
Colombian congresn. Colombia had1
from the start sought to secure more
money for the canal right. Mr. Lodge
rted, and he quoted Minister Beau-
i correspondence in support of this
statement. Not only'hud there been
ffort to secure more from the Uni-
ted tSates, but there also was an at
tempt lo squeeze the Panama cana
company. This was the attitude of the
Colombian government, he said, and he
. ilied attention t o the fact that that
government had taken that position af-
ter asking the United States to enter
Into the negotiation of the treaty. He
also referred to the effort on the part
of Colombia to secure promises from
Germany and Great Britain to take up
the canal project.
Mr. Lodge dwelt at some length on
this Incident, declaring that the Invi-
tation to these European powers to
build a canal on the western hemis-
phere by people who depend upon the
doctrine was very extraordi-
Mr. Lodge re
by Mr. Morga
fh ation of the
Mr. Morgan coi
id from a speech made
i In the Fifty-seventh
ting against the rati-
treaty with Colombia.
Strued Mr. Lodge's ac-
cruing the rights of aPnama to the tlon.
proceeds or the sale of the canal eon.
cesslnn. l.xplainlnR that he had not
changed In any particular his view on
the mailer, Mr. Morgan said he miD-
poeed the speech had been brought
Into the debate for the purpose of re,
h,m' lI° then *9lf'd Mr,
Canal Company Money.
In the ahaen.e of my agreement
with condemned felons In France con-
stituting the i'an.ima canal conipanr,
Tia'al bB wl"1"" n"W to take this
no.nuo.noo to be paid by the United
States and give it to the republic ot
Mr. Lodge answered that he would
not be willing to so divert money
which he believed to belong rightfully
to the Panama canal company.
Taking up the events Immediately
preceding recognition he asserted that
Minister Heaupre had reported that
the revolution was supposed at Bogota
to have broken out on October 31. As
early as May all the world had known
that revolution was impending if tlm
treaty was not ratified. Those reports
of course had come to the ears of tho
president, and the senator asserted if
the president had not taken precau-
tionary measures he would have been
In the highest degree censurable.
The precautions had resulted In the
preset ne of only one United States
vessel at Colon and the utmost Impar-
tiality had been shown by the Amer-
ican officers there. If by this act
the president had made war there was
an excellent precedent In President
Polk's conduct toward Mexico. Put,
as a matter of fact, there had beeri
no war In Panama. On the contrary
peace had been preserved and the re-
sult had been that the new republic
had been established without bloodshed
xcept for the killing of one man.
All People Deeply Interested.
Mr. Lodge declared the question in-
volved to be 011 American question and
one In which the whole American peo-
ple are deeply interested. The canal,
he said, gives us an interest In the
Isthmus which cannot be overestimut-
It gives us practically a contin-
uous coast from Colombia to Maine,
and he did not believe Colombia should
stand cross the pathway of the pro-
gress of the world. For the life of
him he could not see the wisdom of the
course of some of the democrats In this
instance. As a republican he would
like no better Issue In the pending
presidential campaign than he Pana-
ma canal, but as an American he would
regret a division on this importnt ques*
U. S. MARINES LAND AT SEOUL.
RUSSO-JAPAN WAR BALANCE
Marines Protecting American Residents—Fear Riot by
Korean Soldiers-Location of Japanese Fleet Not
Known, But Expect Develepments Soon.
not serve a
The bouse at
announced that this would
a precedent, as he would
reading of memorials in
p. m. adjourned
Washington, D. C., Jan. 5.—The
y department is in receipt of a cat
gram rom the commanding officer of
the United States ship Vicksburg, at
Chemulpo, saying: "The aspecvt of
affairs is very grave at Seoul. Therels
:*h fear of riot by Korean soldiers.
I have completed arrangements to send
a company of marines overland by rail
at a critical moment.
Seoul, Korea, Jan. 5.—A detacahment
of 35 marines from the United States
ship Vicksburg, now lying at Chemul-
po. arrived here yesterday as a guard
for the American legation. Another
body of seventy marines will arrive
tomorrow. The United tSates trans-
port Zaphiro Is also at Chemulpo,
wn-re Russia, Japan and Great Bri-
tain each have one inan of war.
Quiet prevails here but the palace
is heavily guarded by the Korean
troops and fleet are unknown here,
The attitude of the Korean government
hanged. Solicitude is show
garding what may happen on the ar-
rival of the Japanese troops.
Paris, Jan. 5.—It developed today
that the greatest difference between
Russia and Japan arises from the pro-
posal made by Russia that a neutral
zone shall bo established extending
from PIngyang In Korea on the south
to th<- Russian frontier on the north.
The Russian government has express-
ed a willingness to recognize the pre-
ponderating influence of Japan in the
remainder of Kore*. and the two pow-
| ers are agreed respecting the princi-
ple of the integrity of hlna and of Ko-
Japan, however, saw no reason why
the proposed neutral zone should he
established, believing that the peninsu-
la should be subject to her prepon-
derating influence. Russia is believed
to be due :o the fact that if Japan
controls Korea she will thereby bo
able to more easily menace Port Ar-
The diplomat who gave the Associa-
ted Press the foregoing information
expressed himself as confident that
Russia in her reply to Japan will
give way on this vital poinU
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 5.The republican
state committee met here tonight and
decided to hold the next republican
state convention in Wichita, March 9
was the date selected. The committee
expressed Its desire for an ear'y con-
dition in order that Kansas might be
mong the first states to endorse Pres-
Payment of j&uO.eeo soon to be mads
to LiyaI Creeks will afford another op*
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