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More Marines for Panama.
hl . f r a . in V Os marines. 96 num. j
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Marines Land at Colon.
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English Reccu'ntion Causes Rejoicing
( )b u 1..»- ■ rn «r 25. Odon j ust rear is >
It: a st it. of i.-'-tal exclt'-ment following .
.’ton the t.. ws that the British govern ;
meat r- i th. republic of Par.- ;
Panama to the junta. was r-reived here 1
last ev. :.ing rind immediately circulated |
"IMI. d • • rat; ■; of Gn at Britain |
and the Brit - hers join, d the natives in
I*, r f ,- in M,.t.. r ,drz. the civil ard |
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■ ■ ■ ■ . io tot in ha bi t.a nt s
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mibitants assembled in front of the Bri- j
tish consulate, where the band played old ■
Flnrlish airs and th.’ crowd cheered most !
nthusi'istlrally. \ torchlight procession i
w. afterwards formed, the crowd march- '
ng tbrough the streets singing 'God Save '
This sentiment Is heard everywhere to-
Colonibian Forces Disbanding.
W.'.. lii-gbiTi. Dec mher 25—Consul Gen
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to the smte department a report from
l'.o American consul at Cali, denartment |
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■'l of the r.iognition by Great
j iin of 'ho republic of Panama.
S -ret.'try Moody today received the fo]-
i >v. brief .-::bl- gram from Bear Ad
’ Tai Glass, dated Panama “Perfect quiet
':■■ ■■il-.r Olympia, Admiral Cogh-
; n's T'gship. Las been s.-io, t. d to bring
d i r H' sapr. Hom Carthagena to C’o-
I "a. where the minister will take a pas
nm steann-r for N-w York. The Oiym
j :i-i will Hach t'.irthagona Sunday next.
11 his request, the Colombian govern
i m ■ n'sl.'-.i M: la.i'ipi an armed
' ■ coil. Iron; Bogota to Cartngena.
Martial Work at Philadelphia.
i l‘ ■ :.i■ if I;m. December 25. Christmas
, w •- not allowed to entirely Interrupt
■ ! ■ martial preparations at the League
’ navy yard, where the cruiser Dix-
•• is bi-nig made reay to sail for Colon
•ti -l i’dax with s'x hundred marines.
• ! ‘li 'ho arrival of ninety-four marines
• ind two oil' ers from Washington to-
1 ■ ' i of t ho>' to
‘ irtered on the Dixie
additional stores were taken on
T 'd t- day ard everything now is In
r the reception of the font
.‘..■o marln'-s who are to come to.
17‘ ”v"''N\ fr,,rn Xew Y " rk . An-
, n.,,i is ard Norfolk.
Buchanan Presents Credentials.
i Panama. December 25.—W. I Bu-
I’nitr-d States minister to the
i public of Panama, presented his cre
ui'iJals to the provisional government
to'-ay. His reception was most, enthusi-
In pr' . eniing his credentials. Minister
‘I am deeply sensible of the honor con
• i.'d upon me by President Roosevelt,
and profoundly grateful for the oppoi
ii’iity I am afford' d of meeting your cx-
■ <■ -<y and the people of Panama and
of .-iudying the conditions existing jq
sibilities of the republic of
"rhe advent and future and deveiop-
I iwnt of this new nation is now the sub
of keen interest on the part of the
pi de c.i the I'nited States, all of whom
: wish your excellency, your people and
: your country that wide progress and ad
vancement which economy brings to al!
; “I am charged by President Roosevelt
i to express his fervent wish that these
! beii ’lit.a shall c®me to the republic of
■ I’anama, and that happiness and con
a tentment will al! abide with your excel
j lency and your people.”
I Sopor Jose Augustin Arango, president
[ of the junta, replied to Minister Bu-
I rl. iii.iri's aiddres; He said that the pio
i \ sional government had received with
! ; ant a-atisfcetion President Roosevelt’s
■ letter accrediting Mr Buchanan as a
; special envoy to the republic.
Reyes and Herran May Leave in Huff
Washington. December 26 —Fnles s tha
■ I’nited States, in the reply which Scc-
I rotary Hay will make to the note of
General Reyes, accords Colombia that
measure of satisfaction which from her
point of view she feels herself entitl'd
to with re.-pcct to Panama, both General
Rc-ye s and Dr. Herran will leave this
capital. This was frankly admitted to
While disavowing any intention of
bringing undue pressure to bear on Sec
i retary Hay for a speedy reply to the
■ note which General Reyes has filed tn
i behalf of his government, both he and
' Dr. Herran are most anxious to be ap
i prised of the secretary's conclusions at
j'i e earliest possible moment. With the
I -.lew of obtaining light on this point. Dr,
THE WEEKLY CONSTITUTION: gkJIAM’A, GA., MON BA x, BECEMBELi 28, 19Q3.
Herran,' the Colombian charge, today
twice called at the residence of Mr.
Hay, but was unable to see him on ac
count of his continued illness.
The hope is entertained, both by Gen
eral Reyes and Dr. Herran. that, in the
event of a refusal by Mr. Hay to admit
their contentions, the United States ma7
agree, as a last resort, to a submission
of the propositions to The Hague court
of arbitration. It was pointed out that
the filing of the note was in accordance
with the treaty of 1846 between th?
United States rind Colombia, one of s he
provisions of which gives the contract
ing party feeling aggrieved at the ac
tion of the other the right to protest,
with the further stipulation that a re
ply shall oe forthcoming It is said that
Mr. Hay has not Indicated w*ien he will
make answer to the Colombian note.
Dixie To Sail with Marines.
Philadelphia, December 26. -Finn!
preparation have been made for the sail
ing of the • auxiliary cruiser Dixie, and
on Monday she will leave the League
island navy yard with six hundred ma
rines for Colon. Today one hundred men
came from Annapolis >’n charge of Cap
tain AVflllnm Hopkins and Lieutenant
Frederick D. Kilgore, and one hundred
additional marines arrived from Boston,
in command of Cantpin George W. Reid
and Lieutenant David Wills. Tomorrow
192 men from N p w York and 96 from
Washington w.'ll complete the battalion,
which will proceeel to Panama Tm' force
will be commanded by Brigadier General
'I. T. Elliott, who will arrive from Waah
The Dixie- has been ooiilppod tn mnln
lin a thousand men for a. period of five
■ nont Its.
Atlanta Landed No Armed Force.
Washington. December 26. The foliow
ig cablegram reached the navy depart
mint today from Rear Admiral Coghlan
"Atlanta, did not land armed force on
' ’olombia territory a t any time for any
purpose. Two officers landed as usual
with swords at the. invitation of Colom
Admiral Coghlan also cabled the de
partment that be would proceed to Car
tagena with Ids flagship, the Olympia, at
daybreak, December 26, for the purpose
of bringing Minister B'aupre to Colon,
on his way to the United States from
Bogota on leave.
Consul General Gudger, at Panama, h'is
notified this government that the re
public of Panama has reduced its postal
lutes 50 per cent Tin- foreign rate for
each fifty grammes nr kss is equivalent
to 4 cents in United States money an 1
the domestic rate is the equivalent to 2
cents Unite,l states money.
Acting Secretary of State T.nnmls has
been notified by the Italian embassy that
tlie government of Italy has recognized
the new republic of Panama.
Why Italy Delayed Recognition.
Rome, December 26. Italy has delay
ed her recognition of the republic of
Panama, it Is stated here, because, of .art
agreement with Great Britain, by which
Great Britain and Italy pledged HiCni
selvoy to announce their recognition of
the now republic simultaneously. Great
pr.'tain also endeavored to have Germany
enter into the agreement, and thereby
continue the same common m tlon as w.is
Inaugurated by the throe powers at the
time of the recent troubles tn Venezuela,
but Germany recognized Panama before
an ngrocincot with Great Britain could
be concluded. Lad it not been for this
compact w’th Groat Britain. Italy would
have open'd diplomatic relations with
Panama ,'mntodi.ll'-Iy as Sicnor Tittoni,
the H 'lian foreign minister, declared tnat
h- oonsldored the now republic a guaran
tee for the quick building, of the Panama
canal, from which the whole world would
Truxton Going 1 to Colon.
Washington. December 26.—The Trux
ton. flagship of the second torpedo flo
tilla. together with another destroyer not
yet -elected, will be sent from Key West
to Colon, in command of Lieutenant
Commander Marbury Johnson. The de
stroyers will be u:-.d by .’.ear Admiral
I’oghl.tnd, commands s the Caribbean
squadron, as dlspatcl; boats.
Loading the Dir.ie for Trip to Colon
Philadelphia, December 27.—The Sab
bath stillness at the League island navy
yard was broken today by the hurried
fitting out. of the cruts r Dixie for her trip
tc Colon and tonight the trim vessel ts
ready to sail tomorrow morning- The ac
tivity at the yard resembled much the
husy scenes there prior to the Spanlsh-
Amerman war. Brigadier General Elliott,
commanding the marine corp-, and who is
going to the isthmus on the Dixie, ar
rived in the afternoon. Three companies
of marines, one from Boston and the
others from Washington, also a’lived.
Altogether the Dixie will take south 600
marines, who will b under the command
ol Lieutenant Colonel Waller. The work
of loadi'n.'T t'ne cruiser continued until
midnight Saturday and was completed
thia afternoon. The quantity and char
acter of her cargo Indicate that the gov
ernment expects a long campaign at Pan
ama Her holds and decks are crowded
to the limit with “lor- - its ides the rg
ular stores am! ' tber outfit for the ■
rir.es on board of her and those now at
the Isthmus, the Dixie will take with her
five wagon loads of small ammunition,
a quantity of iumh-r, camp supplies and
a number pf wagons.
Junta Candidates Triumph.
Panama. December 27.—Elections for
members of the constitutional conven
tion took place today in every part of
the republic. The results are not yet
known, but telegrams from the interior
ri port the apparent triumph of the can
didates proposed by the popular junta
composed of liberals and conservatives.
For the first time in the history of the
Isthmus th- elections in the city of Pana
ma Trave ben conducted without any
attempt at bribery or other illegalities.
New York. December 27.—Mr. Bunau-
Varilla, minister from Panama, stated to
night that lie. had notified Sir Mortimer
Durand, British ambassador to the Unit
ed .States, ol I'anania's willingness to as
sume a part of the debt of Colombia, in
proportion to the p.ipuiatlon of Pajjaina
as compared with Colombia. The min
ister says this will lie done as soon as the
independence of Panama is recognized by
Fanamans here who wene informed of
the course adopted by Mr. Bunau-Varil
la, said that this step had been taket
to show the good fai'li of the new repub
lic. They b'dicve that no court of arbi
tration would have reached the conclusion
that any part of Colombia's exterior debt
should be assumed bj Panama, as never
in the history of the country was any
part of the exterior loans utilized for the
benefit of Panama The total amount of
ext.'rior debt with Interest added is SIS.
000,000. and Panama has a population
about one-tifteenth of ilia; of Colombia,
so that Panama will take upon itself the
payment of $1,000,000, if the conditions
are carried out.
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TOM PLATT ISSUES ORDERS
For New York Republicans To Meet
New York. December 27.—Senator Platt
announced today that the republican state
convention to elect delegates at large to
the national convention would be held in
Senator Platt was asked whether the
convention would adopt resolutions in
structing the New York delegation to
vote for the nomination of President
Roosevelt in the national convention. He
"I suppose the resolution will declare
for President Roosevelt. \’.e ,ir ili for
But Few Democrats Have Said They
Wouldn’t Vote for Treaty.
Democratic Fight, So Far,
Has Been To Secure
By Jcb: Ohl.
! Washington, December 22.—(Special.)—
j The action of the Louisiana legislature in
I Instructing Senators McEnery and Foster
■ to vote for the Panama canal treaty is
i generally taken here as Insuring ratiflea-
: tlon. If there has been any doubt of rati
i flcatlon before, it is believed this makes
' it practically certain. To be sure, other
I democratic votes are needed, as the re
publican strength is 57 and it requires 60
votes to ratify; but it is believed that
this Louisiana action, which will operate
to release the two senators from being
bound by caucus 'action, will prove a.
sufficient entering wedge to secure all
the votes that may be needed.
In this connection II fs pointed out that
few democratic senators have even gone
; to the length of saying they would not
! vote for the treaty. Senator Gorman, who
has led the fight for fuller information,
and the others who have acted with film
have at all times made it clear, as did
Senators Bacon and Clay In their state
ment published In The Constitution, that
they have not arrayed themselves against
the treaty, but are only anxious to see
that the full facts relative to the organi
aztlon of the republic of Panama be
brought t.O light in order that it may be
I certain that the skirts of the United
: States have been k-’pt out of the mud.
i While it is true that. In the light of the
I facts as at pn scut disclosed, a majority
of the democratic senators have b cn dis
; posed to antagonize ratification, there has
'at no time be'n any great danger that
I the treaty would fail. However, if there
' had been serious doubt on this score, the
action of the Louisiana legislature prac
tically dispels that doubt.
LOUISIANA IS UNITED
FOR THE CANAL TREATY
| Now Orleans. La.. December 22.--(Spe
| rial.)—The action of the Louisiana legis
lature in adopting unanimously the reso
lution instructing the two Louisiana sen.t
--: tori-, Foster and M -En ry, to vote ". >r the
' ratitieation of the I’.ie.iti'i canal tv.'Hi,
mens with universal favor and has
'brought the very few persons who w ■•.■
disposed to hesitate ov’. th- treaty into
line. The legislature is un.ininiou.siy
democratic arid the action may ue rc
; garded as that of the denioctati. party
lof Louisiana. The joint resolution was
'sent Governor H'-ird and approve) by
.him and under the plan agreed upon by
i tlie legislature It must be trail, mined by
> him to the two senators. They are cor
i dially outspoken in favor of th-- ratlfi a
tlon of the treaty and, it is unde-stool.
1 when informed In ad' inee th it the
i legislature would take this action. •x-
I pressed their approval, and iOdoei fl
| sired that the resolution might I>< adopt
ed, as it would protect them If the d 1 mo-
; cratic senatorial caucus attempted to dic
tatc to them how they should vote on the
’ treaty. Instructed as they are by their
constituents, the caucus cannot hold them
to vote differently.
i The board of trade and the other com
mercial bodies of New Orleans have ex
pressed t:.ems-"’' ■■ favorably on the sub-
l ject. The A'o’ . -i>wins Picayune, which
i is the only morning paper heretofore op
■ I posed to the ratification of the treaty,
I now says;
, "it becomes, therefor-', necessary to
ratify the treaty, and this fact Is recog
nized by the people of Louisiana is ex
pressed by the!;- general assembly. It is
i true that the construction of this canal
- would be of exeremo value to this citx
and state an 1 to the entire Mississippi val-
I ley, but it would be immoral in the high-
I est degree tc condone and excuse ti wrong
because it may result in benefit to us. It
is. therefore, for no such reason of ex-
I pedieney that It becomes necessarj to
ratify the treaty. It is because the
| Vnit'-d St.ites. having assisted to accom
plish the dismemberment of the Colombia
■ republic would by withdrawing from the
; situation created, plunge the country Ju
' to war and revolution.
' “It I.s now possible, by malntuinning the
i situation, to preserve order and to pte
' vent any extensive disturbance to the
I peace of the isthmian state, -and to secure
j the uninterrupted transit of the world's
commerce Hom sea to *»'a according to
| tin- national guarantee. For these w-fighty
reasons the treaty should be it tilled,”
' Al! opposition to the ratification of the
■ treaty has disappeared h re. The a -tlon
! taken by the Louisiana legislature will,
it Is believed, be followed by the legisla
tures of Mississippi and Texas, which
meet early n«xt month.
Let It Be a Sea-Level Canal.
Ed. Constitution: The action of the
Louisiana legislature. In instructing her
senators, by a unanimous vote, to vote
for the panama canal treaty, sc.ms to
end everything but the shouting. South
ern democratic senators who have had
their ears to the ground now know
the south treats the absurd plea of
national dishonor, advanced either by
sentimentalists or senators who imagine
they can befog the question. fit e would
be ten tim* s more dishonored if we took
the back track and allowed the treaty of
1846 to be nullified and Colombia to
subjugate a brave, progressive people
who for half a century have been endeav
oring to free themselves from her oppres
sion and who have for years endured the
embezzlement of their resources. It one
’ could put tn figures thn amount Colom
bia has extorted from both the Liberals
of Panama who have waged unceasing
opposition and frequent war against her,
and tlie few conservatives who in the
post, but not now, sustained her, and
compare It with the means of the J’ana
maians ho would find It only paralleled
by the exactions of the infamous Duke
I of Alva In the Netherlands.
The action of Louisiana assures the
ratification of the treaty.
t Such being the case, and the canal b- Ing
assured, the question Is what next! '1 ho
answer is the L’nited Slates is the most
opulent nation in the world, b< i re
sources are illimitable and when she un
dertakes to build the canal to connect
ocean with ocean and enable her J UL-ilic
states to grasp hands with their sistets
on the gulf and Atlantic she- should
■ nr., and for all build a work that will
endure for all time, to wit, a sea level
and not a lock canal. While I was serv
ing as consul general of the United
States in Equador It was my pleasure
and privilege to number among my
friends a distinguished French engineer.
Mons. Colret. a graduate of the Ecole
Polvtechnique, an engineer in the French
army and chief assistant to General New
ton in the excavation at Hell Gate, N. Y.
He frequently said to me. "Consul, your
country surely does not. seriously con
sidtr the Nicaraguan canal, it is a betlse
(absurdity). She should buy out the
' French canal stockholdi is and build t.
sea level canal as Do Lesseps would have
done but for the expense. Even if it
I cost fifty or a hundred millions more,
I what is that to a country like yours.
She will have to do it in the end. why
not in the beginning, which would bo
far cheaper?” My reply was: Amen!
i my friend, you voice my sentiments.”
I Slops. Qoiret was for a number of years
on the isthmus, and with the brother of
the British consul, Mr. Mallet had a
large contract with the French Canal
Company. Hie collapse of Dr. De Les
sens ruined him.
Let us therefore, by all means, build
a sea level canal which will endure for
time evermore. pERRy m
Atlanta, Ga., December 23, 1903.
GEN, MACARTHUR RETURNS.
He Refuses To Talk About His In
terview in Hawaii.
San Francisco, December 27.—General
MacArthur returled today on the steamer
Siberia from the Hawaiian Islands, where
he has been making a military inspec
tion. One of General MacArthur's first
questions was for news concerning the
Japanese-Russian controversy and he lis
tened Intently to the Information given
him. He was then asked:
"Is it true, general, that your visit
to the islands was cut short by the prob
ability of war with Panama?”
The general considered the question a
m oinen t an d sa Id:
"Well, I’m here.”
His attention was directed to the re.cent
activity displayed In the transport ser
vice and he remarked:
"I have not been notified about the
' The interviewer called attention to the
fact that Colonel Jones, of the Hawaiian
militia, had quoted General MacArthur
as saying that war would come between
the United States and Germany and that
th- principal fighting would be in the
Pacific, with the Hawaiian islands as an
General .MacArthur said firmly and posi
"That is a matter that I will discuss in
no wav. You must, excuse me."
Tn relation to this trip the general said:
“The wealth of the country surprised
me and particularly was I amazed at the
enormous sugar plantations.”
STEAMER C-OES TO THE BOTTOM
Was Loaded With Nitrate of Soda,
Bound for New York.
San Juan, Pi rto R.eo, December 27.-
Tjie British steamer Lady Jolcy, Captain
Smith, bound from Chilean ports to Sa
vannah, Ga.. "Wilmington, N. C., and
New York, with a full cargo of nitrate
of soda, took fire and sank 85 miles south
lot Porto Rico last Wednesday. The cargo
' of tlie Lady Joicy exploded and the ve.v
! sei went down within two and a half
Captain Smith, with bis crew and one
par.■•• rger. ar.'.ved at Ponce in two small
i boats completely exhausted and almost
miked, having made their way through
t' rribl'- seas, Th< re were no fatalltios,
aid the • "lv serious injury was suffered
by on- i.iilor who had his leg broken
I and is now ’.n the hospital.
The British consul at Ponce attended
to tin- immediate wards of the shipwreck
ed mariners, who are expected to ar-
: ”ive here tomorrow.
Tie Lady Jo.-"! was a vessel Os 2.046
I tens regi.-i. f and was built in 1898 tn
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; right sb!-, and hen c sleeping • n the left
' "id- soon after eating involves a sort
i ~f pumping operation which is anything
I but i.-iuldiic-ive to sound repose.
Th- action of th b -art is also inter
fered with consideruWy. and the lungs
are unduly compressed. It is possible that
lying on she b.-’.-k : ■■ the nrst natural po
sition. but few men can rest easily so
and lienee it is .-st to cu!t.iva:te the habit
ol ' ping on !}■<• riuht side. It is very
larf-p'iy n. ■ of iuibi’. and the s-»on< r
it is .'1 rqnirt-d the butnr for the sb-epor
and the worse for the physician.
Fruits and Flowers.
Tn setting out an orchard keep together
all trees of the same variety.
Good garden soil is. good for pot plants,
but can I-.- improved by the addition of
Weak rosebush- ma.." often be made to
grow by giving them an occasional water
i Ing with liquid manure.
' dm- advantage with sin-ill fruits is that
i they <-an be made to furnish u supply
! long before trees come into bearing.
■ In planting a border don’t plant -very
' thing in rows. A row ol' hully’noeks, for
. instance, isn't half as attractive as Irrg
; ularly placed groups that break the out
' With pot plants in a general way too
I little water is better than too ranch.
I The droppi;--. bav.s Indicating drought
are more easily remedied than yellow
haves, the result of being kept too wet.
In preparing pots for plants the piece.s
of broken pels ot crockery in the bottom
should never lit- omitted, as without prop
er drainage the soil becomes sour, the
plants languish and the leaves become
Fourth Century Shorthand.
That shorthand was used in the ancient
world is well known, but our Information
is still scanty, and any addition is wel
come It may therefore be worth know
ing that there is in the Armenian “Acts
of St. Calllstratus” a reference to the
employment of : I imography A transla
tion of this Is included in F. (’ Cony
beare’s "Armenian Apology and Acts of
Apollonius and Other Monuments of Early
t'bristianii y ” Th- r rxmunt . ■ C'atllstra tus
was probably written in the first half
of the fourth century. It Includes sev
eral long addresses of Calllstratus tn his
fellow soldiers in explanation of the mys
teries. of the new faith for which he and
forty-nine of his eomridcs became mar
tyrs. l’i rhnps with a view to giving them
authority as verbatim reports, the com
"But there was a certain scribe of the
law court who was near to the prison,
and he listto the discourse of Catli
stratus, and he wrote it down tn short
hand on paper and gave it to us, and we
set in order with all accuracy the rec
ord and outline of his thought."
"Come Here” in Japanese.
A writer on childr'n’s games in Japan
s.i;-. "Blind man's buff as played in
Japan is quite the same as the game
! played by the western ehtlu-ren, but if
you pl ;y it with Japanese I may warn
you not to say 'Come here!' In English
j to any one yon may be trying to catch.
. It. wib b< all right to say in Japanese
, ‘Chotto oiile’ (come ben ■■' moment), or
‘Olde nasal' (■. ondesceii.i to e-nte here).
The person spoken to will not 'oide.' of
■ course, if he or she can It- Ip hints. If or
herself, but if you call out in English.
! 'Come hereU as I know a foreigner did
; once, you may interrupt the game.
; ‘Come here' tin Japanese eharierer wrlt
i ten ka-niil) means lorethti dog. Inn is
I the word for native dog, but. the first
foreigners in Yokohama. Americans and
English folk, always said, 'Come here!’
to their dogs and the expression has
become a Japanese word.'’
Willing- m o Be Stied.
(From The New York Time.-,)
"I on-, threatened to sue an old fellow
in V rrnont for $lO that he owed a client
of mine," said a New York lawyer, "but
, tin- threat did not sevm to impress him
" ‘What good will it do you to sue me?'
! he asked.
‘ 'it. will get the money.’ I answered,
j "Here th. fellow came up close to me
and said. ‘Say, if that's so, sue me for
S2O. won’t vou, and give me the other
"I crave up hope of collecting the
japan will grapple
WITH BEAR OF RUSSIA
office?’ ?T mber 22 ~lt Is asserted in
reply to 1"; "i tlWt th<s Ja P aneae 1
points at 'XS, tbC fund ; lmenl ' il !
. • wh i(.h are understood i
° guarantees so- the '
pros, rvatlon of the Chinese and Korean j
sovereignty while securing their Indi
The situation i s graver than Mnco th I
commencement of the negotiations but I
,k still susceptible to a pacific solution I
if Russia will quickly reconsider her 1
ThO fact that Foreign Minister Komura
called on Baron De Rosen, the Russian
minister, yesterday, 1; tead of Baron
D«> Rosen calling on Komura, Is ex
plained by the fact that the .baron is
j Hnffen'ng from an ear affection. But
i the explanation lias obviously diplomatic
' signltitanco and Is Interpreted to mean
| that Japan is determined not to affotd
j Russia possible ground for claiming
Japanese Impetuosity as an excust.. Ko
mura’s communication is not believed
to be necessarily tantamount to an ulti
matum, as rumored
War preparations continue apace. The
transports and tlie warships can sail at
five, minutes’ notice.
The Japanese government proposi < im
mediately to undertake the completion
of the Seoul-Fusan railroad, under the
direct supervis.on of japan.
J'opuiar sentiment and tlie press are
eagerly urging the government to set
a limit to the "Russian tactics of ag
gression and insolent negligence.”
PARTITION OF CHINA
MAY FOLLOW CONFLICT
Pekin, December 23.—The optimi ”!c
feeling In some quarters concerning war
betw• en Japan -and Russia are not shared
by the other diplomats Pekin whose
knowledge of the po ileal situation of af
fairs entities that "pinion to the higli'-.-t
consideration. It is positvely known that
the Japanese government has drawn the
line for a settlement b yond which it will
not make any material concessioins, and
that she is determined to fight before
i yielding what she considers to be her vital
j interests. It is believed that unless Rus
l sia cone des important points another ex
| change of notes will precipitate matters.
I It is also believed that Japan will re
' fuse any arrangement holding in abey
ance the question ot the. evacuation of
Manchuria, which was on- of the t rms of
I the proposed arrangements recently an
nounced from St. Petersburg, and which
it is now supposed was Intended by the
Russian government as a “feeler.” This
j would be a violation of expressed pledges
given to Japan and China.
Minister Unichida is reported to
have said ho would be obliged
:to resign his ;»ist in the event
of such an agreement. The most
1 dangerous factors in the situation .ire tne
confidence of the Russian officials In the
• Far East that a war would munn an easy
' victory for Russia and th- challenging
I tone of the Russian officials and news-
■ The intelligent Chinese officials await
■ developments with the deepest anxiety.
"■ They foresee the many perils menacing
(China in the event o f w.ir-and the po.--
j sibilities that a partition of the empire
may result from China’s inability to rnain-
. tain the neutrality of her harbors and
■ The younger officiate and the newspa-
■ pers discuss the possibilities of an al-
■ lianee between China and Japan, but the
i only available Chinese troops ar- the 15,-
000 Japanese trained men of Yuan Shi
Kai (who was recently appointed com-
■ mander of the imperial army and navy)
who might fight under foreign leaders,
but whose present officers are incom-
• petent an<] of doubtful courage.
China May Be Divided. '
j The two members of the diplomatic
corps at the Chinese capital whose opln-
I lons regarding the present critical condi
tion of affairs in the Far East are prob
ably most palpable arc Japani-so Minister
I’nichlda and Sir Ernest Mason Satow,
who for over three years has represented
the British government at Fekin. It is
i no secret that both see only a faint pros
-1 pct of w.ir being averted.
i Minister Satow was connected with the
! British diplomatic service in Japan for a
‘ quarter of a century. He Is one of the
j greatest living authorities on Japanese
l history and literature, and is in constant
communication with the foremost states
men of Japan. He is quoted is saying
that anyone who Imagines that Japan will
not fight for what she considers to he her
greatest interests does not know the
j Japanese people. Millist- r Unichida is an
■ adherent of the "young Japan " party and
; has always advocated war If n- cessary
| to secure the evacuation of Manchuria-
j Sir Robert Hart, director of the Chinese
'imperial inaritlme department, said to
' d;<>" lie fear d China would bi- tin clii.-f
i sufferer by th.- war, should it occur, for
I she might be ground between tie two
; mill stones. The decadence of Chinese
: government has never been more com-
I pletely displayed than in tbes. times when
I her ministers go from legation to lega
| tion imploring other governments to help
I China, without any thought of China's
j helping herself. There i.s absolutely no
I strength among the ruling ministers—no
I Prince Chung. Marquis Tseng or Li Hung
I (’hang- all are venerable conservatives
like Prince Ching. Wu Ting Fang, the
well known ex-minister to the i’nited
States, tells his official friends that lie
despairs of China's future.
"1 see no hope.” he says, "for China.
The partition of tlie empire sooner or
later is inevitable.”
Japs Squeeze Russian Bear.
Berlin. December 24.—An intimation has
reach'd the Japanese legation here that
Russia will concede Japan’s requests.
■ Inquiries made by the Associated Press
I as to the particulars of this intimation,
! whether it came from Tokio or St. Pe
: tersburg. brought out nothing more thnn
■ that a peaceful solution is now b: .ily
The British government, it is understood
from another source, lias represented to
the czar that Great Britain deems J.i
--! pan's demands just, and earnestly ex
pects that Russia will grant them. This
representation is supported by the utter
ances of the Britisli ambassadors here
’ and in Paris and Vienna, who have In
-. formed the respective governments to
which they are. aereditfri that Japan, In
the opinion of the British government,
will tight if Russia bolds to the position
taken in htr recent note.
Th- Russian ambassador here has for
■ several days been inquiring freely what
I the opinions of the diplomatic corps are.
Jap Marshals in. Conference.
i London, December 24.— a dispatch to
■ Renters Telegram Company from Tokio
< says Premier Katsura and War Minister
i Terauchi visited the Marquis Ito. pres
i ident of the privy council, .and the Mar
-1 quis Yamagata, chief of the council of
j field marshals at their villa? today two
' hours distant by rail from Tokio. The
meetings are believed to have been con-
I no,-ted with important cl vclopments tn
j the Russian-Japanese situation. The mln
"■ isters returned to Tokio this evening.
i The Japanese pr ss is urging the im
: mediate dispatch of troops to Korea.
I where, it is assorted, Japanese interests
fare menaced by Russian military pi-'s
’ sure in the north and Russian intrigues
I at Seoul.
' The impression is growing in the best
| Informed circles that the adoption of
such a policy is now inevitable.
Look for Further Negotiations.
T.-ondon. December 24.—Diplomatic cir
cles in London look for several dries of
dull Russo-Japanese negotiations.
The Japanese legation points out that
Japan’s counter-proposals will possibly
entail somewhat prolonged consideration.
I Meanwhile a London Times
' from Tokio say "the best h}f° r, " P a d
I circles in Japan do not share the f -
1 simlsm which appears to prevail in Lon
jdon, inasmuch as the resources of ci p •
' plomacy are by no means xhauatc ”’
j has ci' ated a more hopeful feeling.
1 peeirilly as the Times yesterday, both
its dispatches and editorially took a war
> like view of the situation.
St. Petersburg Is Hopeful-
■ St. Petersburg. December 24 "Th*
l hopefulness in official circles of a pat o
I settlement of the Russo-Japanese d-spu o
I was reflected today on the bourse, whlcn
, largely recovered from the nervousness
| which had prevailed for several days.
The Rns-i ,n newspapers arc displa.v.n*
: i the liveli- , t irritation at the Bntisn
, press, whose anti-Russlan attitude in trie
' present Russo-Japanese dispute has
aroused even greater public animosity
' -against Great Britain than exists against
! | Japan.
i WAR RUMORS’ CAUSED
BY ACTION OF JAPAN
t I Paris. December 26.—1 t was learned
: in authoritative quarters today that Ja-
- | pan is about to send a large military
r: force to Korea for the purpose of restor
’ : ing and maintaining order at the d* 9 *
. turbed ports. The departure of this
t ■ force is imminent. It will probably con-
- I sist of a division of 15.000 men.
Japan han be- n assured that Russia
! will not consider tlie sending of troops
I to Korea to be .m unfriendly act of a
r casus belli. It is anticipated that the V
' departure of tlv- troops will revive the
• • war rumors, which, however. It is pn'nt
. | ed out in authoritative quart'rs, will bo
, I unjustified m view of Russian acqules
: I the recent ex- hanges bi tween
' I Russia and Japan th« form-r fully rec-
' cq n zed the med
; strong military authority on Korea and
. I conii-'i d tb it Japan was tn .tv o» t 1.
I l sition to promptly send troops to t -e
, ) disturbed points. The sending o!. troops
1 I nevertheless is constru'd as having an
;in portant 1 ' ie '
; I tiatlons, as it will be tho first conspicu-
■ ous evidence of Japan’s act ial exercise
• ! of paramount authority ovc: Koita. i.
I is further said In the same T'art»tr.
I the cause of the recent great activ.
| at tin. Japanese arsenals and dock yarn >.
W hich It is asserted, has been erro
" neously ascrile d to p. i;o,;i . In Russ.a.
i News has been received here that Min
ister Lamsdorff has personally rece.vel
! Japan’s reply and that In view of its
■ i terms h<- Is said to have expressed sur
i ; piise at the reports of Japan’s belliger-
i ent attitude This, it Is added, is re-
I girded as clearly showing the amicable
! spirit in which the negotiations are pend
' i ing.
Japan Will. Buy War Ships.
" • T-ou lon. r>ec< m'bfr 26.—Japan L c nego
t I tiatlng for the purchase of two Chilean
’ ! warships, the armored cruiser Fsmera;
• da. another, probably the battle ship
Pratt, which Is for sale. It is now only
a matter of price. Negotiations with
other South American governments for
' ' tlie purchase °f warships are also In
ss Baron Haynsbl. the Japanes ■
! mlnlstrr. said to a representative oft; : "
Associated Press today the
4, \V-’ want more s’hfp?. Os course,
■ Is onlv a pr--cautionary measure and ..
! it may be a lot of expense all for noth-
■ ""I hui-e. no indication of the nature of
; tin Ruslan reply. P"rsonally. I scarce.
; Iv expect it will be delivered for som ■
' little time. Th* re is no truth whatso*
I over in the report that Japan’s last now
i stipulated a time limit."
isked anent the o UJi ?
j of December 24 saying the BriHsh
I ' eminent had'- represented to the
- • that Great Britain deemed Japan’.-
- ' mands unjust and earnestly exp", ted t i’.
Russia would grant them, Baron Ha
. ashi said while he was not aware :
the precise action taken by Great Brit
! aln at St. I’t --rsburg. he said:
"Russia Is well aware that Japan w l
’ be compelled to go to war unless Ruse i
modifies the position she li 's taken
! in her last note. At tho foreign i
i nothing is yet known of the probab’s
l • nature of the Russian policy.”
’ ' United States Pressing China.
! Washington, December 26.—Th" sltu.a
. I tlon in the Fur East lias caused tho offl
; | eluls of the state department to renew
I I their efforts to .-eeure for the f
• I States from China and Korea certain
< | necessary trade advantages as embodied
i I in the Chinese commercial treaty and tn
1 | -Minister Allen’s demands upon the
Korean government before the crisis be
comes more acute. it is realized that
! should hostilities break out between Rus
’ ! sia and Japan, the resulting peace treat.
- i probably would leave the l’nited St.it-*.-
I and other neutral nations entirely outside
’ I of the pale of advant,,g in Korea and
■ ; Manchuria, no matter which way the
■ I side of victory turned. Therefore ths
i ' state department Is bringing pressure
- I to bear upon the Chinese court to insure
> the speedv ratification of the trade treaty
5 and as other nations have Indirectly been
i ' given to understand In tie negotiation it
> I is boned that final ratification of the
; i ‘rc.-ity may be ey-li'in ;-d in Washington'
• within three months .it the outside. This
. will result in the opening to the Unite;
I States trade of the ports of Antung and
, Moukden in Manchuria Across the
river from Antung, in Korean territory,
lies Wiju, and the state department has
prompted Mr. Allen at Seoul to renew
iii.s pressure upon the Korean govern
rnent to secure the op nlng of that port
a Russia Backin'" Manchuria.
t Washington, December 26.—Acording tn
a report received at the state department
from United States Commercial Agent
■ Greener at Vladivoetoek, Siberia, under
date of July 25. 1903. Riisii n settlement'
1 nave made their appearance at nearly all
■' the largo railroad stations In Manchu
ria. Besides railroad offices and houses
1 tor their employees, there are many
o private buildings. One Impediment t<;>
- the expansion of these settlements Is that
no regular sales of land have yet been
s arranged for. It is said there will be an
- auction sale of lots next year. In the
e meantime, private persons are. allowed to
occupy lots temporarily.
, Regarding the affairs of Siberia. Com
; mercial Agent Greener says there is a
_ surveying party now engaged in defln
; ing the route of the second Siberian rail
road. The party will project the line in
. such a manner that instead of four daily
, trains of twenty cars each, nine train *
of thirty-six cars each will run every
twenty-four hours. An appropriation of
$5,150,000 has been r.ntde for this Im
provement. He also states that the pre
i liminary work for thy railroad line for
■> Kir.khta to Peking via Urga has been
United States War Ships to Koiea
f; Washington. December 26.—Rear Ad*
> miral Stirling, temporarily in command
; i of the Asiatic station, cables the navy
-I department announcing the departure o'
1 I the gunboat Vicksburg today from
i Shanghai, Chemulpo, Ixotp.i. where sho
' had been ordered at the instance of Mr
I Allen, the American minister at Seoul
s The local riots at Chemulpo recently
. dangered American life and propertv ni l
; the dispatch of a warship was thought
As the marine guard of the "Vicksburg
I | does not c-xce. d a half dozen men, Rear
Admiral Stirling has been instructed to
i a company of marines from the
I I m.tpplnes to Chemulpo on board the
_ j transport Zafiro. The marines will go
i aboard the Vicksburg at Chemulpo, and
I it is stated that they will not be- landed
I unless American interests are further
t< threatened, »