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SCRANTOX, PA., TUESDAY MOBNIXG-, DECEMBER 4, 1894.
TWO CENTS A COPY
THE PRESIDENTS MESSAGE
Seventy Senators Listen to the Read
ing at Yesterday's Session.
IS IN FAVOR OP FREE COAL
On the Subject of the Tariff the President
i J'nvors Putting Iron and Coal on tho
l'rec List Proposed Pluns for Na
tional Bank Circulation.
By the t'nlted Tress.
Washington, Dec. 3. The presenta
tion and reading of the President's an
nua! message constituted . the chief
point of Interest in today's session of
the senate. There were seventy sena
tors present on this, the first day. The
reading of the message occupied two
hours and five minutes. It attracted
but little attention and was ordered to
be printed and laid on the table the
Usual course with such documents. The
following Is a synopsis of Its contents:
To the Congress of the United States:
The assemblage within the nation's hulls
of those charged with the duty of making
lawa for the benefit of a generous mid free
people Impressively suggests the exacting
obligation and inexorable responsibility
Involved In their task. At the threshold of
such labor now to be undertaken by the
congress of the t'nlted States and in the
discharge of an executive duty enjoined
by the constitution. 1 submit this coin
munleatlon containing brief statements
or the condition of national affairs and
recommending such legislation as seems
to me necessary and expedient. The his
tory of our recent dealings with other na
tions und our peaceful relations Willi them
nt tills time additionally demonstrates the
advantage of consistently adhering to a
llrm but just foreign policy, free from en
vious or ambitious national schemes, and
characterized by entire honesty and sin
cerilv. The terminal Ion of the civil war
In Hrazil has been followed by the gener
al prevalence of peace and order. It ap
pearing at an early stage of the Insur
rection that Its course would call for un
usual watchfulness on the part of this gov
ernment our naval force In the harbor of
Hio Janeiro was strengthened. This pre
caution 1 am satislled tended to restrict
the issue to a simple trial of strength be
tween the Xlrazlllan government and the
insurgents and to avert complications
which at times seemed Imminent.
l)n the 17th of March last a new treaty
with China, In further regulation of emi
gration, wusslgned at Washington, and on
Aug. 13, It received the sanction of the
Senate. Katllication on the part of China
and formal exchange are awaited to givo
effect to this mutually benetlelal conven
tion. A gratifying recognition of unlfoim
Impartiality of this country towards all
foreign stales was manifested by the co
Incident request of the Chinese and Japa
nese governments that the agents of the
I'nited Stales should within proper limits
afford protection to the subjec ts of the
other during the suspension of diplomatic
relations to a state of war. This deli
cate ollice was accepted, and a misappre
hension which gave rise to the belief that
In affording this kindly unaffected protec
tion our agents would exercise the? same
authority which the withdrawn agents of
the bellgerents had exercised was prompt
ly corrected. Although the war between
China anil Japan endangers no policy of
the L niiefi states. It deserves our gravest
consideration, by reason of Its disturbance
of our glowing commercial Interests In
the two countries and the increased dan
gers which may result to our citizens
I domiciled or sojourning In the Interior of
. lima. jcioik uuoer a Kiipuutiion in nur
V treaty with Korea, the lirst concluded
with a western power, I felt constrained
at the beginning of controversy to tender
our good olllces to induce an amicable ar
Vrangement of tho Initial difficulty growing
out of the Japanese demands for an mill Is
trntive lefonns In Korea, but the un
happy precipitation of actual hostilities
defeated kindly purpose. Deploring the
destructive war between the two most
powerful of the eastern nations and mix
lous that our commercial Interests In
those countries may be preserved and
that the safety of our citizens there shall
not be jeopardized I would not hesitate to
heed any intimation that our friendly aid
for the honorable termination of hostllp
ties would be acceptable to both bellger
Regarding the Tcxns Fever.
Acting upon the reported discovery of
Texas fever In cargoes of Amerlenn cattle,
the German prohibition against Impor
tations or live stock anil rresh meats trom
this country has been revived. It Is hoped
that (iermany will soon become convinced
that the Inhibition is as needless as it
is harmful to mutual interests. The (ier
inan government has protested against
the provision of the customs tariff act
which Imposes n decimating duty of one-
Tenth or l cent a pounil on sugars com
lug from countries paying an export
bounty t hereon, claiming that the exae
lion of such duty Is In contravention of
articles live and nine 'of the trealy of
IKSi with Prussia. In the Interests of the
commerce of both countries and to avoid
even the accusation of treaty violation. I
recommend the repeal of so much of the
statute as Imposes that duty, and I Invite
attention to the accompanying report of
the secretary or state containing a dis
cussion of the questions raised by the
Karly in the present year an agreement
was reached with Great Hrltaln concern
ing Instructions to be given to the naval
commanders of the two governments in
He hrlng sea, and the contiguous North
Pacific ocean, for their guidance in the
execution of the award of the Paris tribu
nal of arbitration and the enforcement of
tho regulations therein presented for the
protection of seal life In tho waters men
tioned. An understanding has also been
reached for the payment by the I'nited
States of $123,01)0 In full satisfaction of all
claims which may be made by Great Hri
tnln for damages growing out of contro
versy as to fur seals In Hehring sea, and
seizure of British vessels engaged In tak
ing seals In those waters. 1 am convinced
that a settlement upon the terms men
tioned would be an equitable and advan
tageous one, and I recommend that pro
vision be made for the prompt payment of
the stated sum. Thus far only France and
Portugal have signified their willingness
to adhere to the regulations established
under the award of the Paris tribunal of
arbitration. The boundary of British
Guinea still remains In dispute between
Great Britain and Venezuela. Be
lieving that its early settlement on
some Just basis nlike honorable to both
parties, and In tho line of our established
policy to remove from this hemisphere all
causes of difference with powers beyond
the Bea, I shull renew the efforts hereto
fore made to bring about a restoration of
diplomatic relations between the dis
putants and to Induce a reference to arbi
tration, a resort which Oi'eat Britain so
conspicuously fnvorH In principal and re
spects In practice and which Is earnestly
Bought by her weaker adversary.
Since communicating the volumin
ous correspondence in regard to Ha
waii and he action by the senate
and house of representatives on
certain questions submitted to the
Judgment and wider discretion of con
gress. The organization of a government
in place of the provisional arrangement
which followed the deposition of the
queen has been announced with evidence
of lis effective operation. The recogni
tion usual In such cases has been accord
ed the new government.
Good will fostered by many Interests in
common has marked our relations with
our nearest southern neighbor. Peace be
ing restored along her northern frontier,
Mexico has asked the punishment of the
late disturbers of her tranquility. There
ought to be a new treaty of commerce
and navigation with that country to
take the pluco of the one which terminat
ed thirteen yenrs ago. The problem of
the storage and use of the waters of the
o Grande for irrigation, should ho
solved by appropriate concurrent action
of the two Interested countries.
The blue fields Situation.
Prominent nmong the questions of tho
year was the Bluelielils incident In what Is
known as the Mosquito Indian strip "bor
dering on tho Atlantic ocean and within
tho jurisdiction of Nicaragua. By the
treaty of IWiO between Great Britain and
Nicaragua the former government ex
pressly recognized the sovereignty of the
latter over the strip and a limited form
of self government was guaranteed to the
Mosquito Indlnns to bo exerclHed accord
ing to their customs for themselves and
other dwellers within its limits, The so-
called native government which grew to
be largely made up or aliens ror many
years disputed the sovereignty of Nica
ragua over the strip and claimed the
right to maintain therein a practically
Independent municipal government. Karly
In the past year eitoris oi Nicaragua 10
maintain, sovereignty over the Mosquito
territory led to serious disturbances, cul
minating n the suppression of the natrve
government and the attempted substi
tution or an lmpraciicaoie composite au
mlnlstratlon 4n which Nicaragua and
alien residents were to participate. Fail
ure was followed by an Insurrection
which for a time subverted Nicaragua
rule, expelling her olllcers and restoring
the old organization. This in turn gave
place to existing local government es-
tabiisneu ami upneni uy Nicaragua. Al
though the alien interests arrayed against
Nicaragua In these transactions .have
been larirelv American and the commerce
of that region for some time has been
and still is chiefly controlled by our citi
zens, we cannot for that reason challenge
tho rightful sovereignty of Nicaragua
over this important part of her domain.
f or some months one, unci during pari or
tho time two. of our naval ships have been
stationed at Uluetlelds for the protection
of all legitimate Interests of our citizens.
in September last the government ai
Nicaragua exnelled from Its territory
twelve or more foreigners, including two
Americans, for alleged participation in
the seditious or revolutionary movement
against the renublic at Uluetlelds al
ready mentioned, but through tho earn
est remonstrance of this government the
two Americans have been permitted to
return to the peaceful management of
their business. Our naval commanders
at the sceiio of these disturbances by
their constant exhibition of firmness and
good Judgment contributed largely to the
prevent lou of more serious consequences
and to the restoration of quiet and order.
1 regret that in the midst of these oc
currences there happened a most grave
and Irritating failure of Nlcaraguan Jus
tice. An American citizen named Wil
son, residing at Hamu, In tho Mosquito
territory, was murdered by one Argueno,
the acting governor of tho town. After
some delay the murderer was arrested,
but so confined or guarded that he es
caped and notwithstanding our repeated
demands it Is claimed that his recapture
has been Impossible by reason or nis
flight bevond Nlcaraguan Jurisdiction.
The Nlcuragiinn authorities having given
notice of forfeiture of their concession to
the canal ooinpany, on grounds purely
technical and not embraced in the con
tract have receded from that position.
The sealing Interests of Russia in Ber
ing sea are second only to our own. A
modus Vivendi has therefore been con
cluded with the imperial government
restrictive of poaching on the Hussian
rookeries and of sealing In waters which
were comprehended In the protected
area defined In the Paris award.
I'nreasonable and unjust tines Imposed
by Spain on the vessels and commerce of
the rnlted States have demanded from
time to time during the last twenty years
earnest remonstrance on the part of our
government. This conduct is in strange
contrast with the considerate and lib
eral treatment extended to Spanish ves
sel and cargoes in our ports in like cases.
No satisfactory settlement of these vex
atious questions have yet been reached.
in my last annual message 1 adverted to
the claim on the part of Turkey of the
right to expel as persons undesirable and
dangerous Armenians naturalized in the
United States, and returning to Turkish
Jurisdiction. Numerous questions In this
relation have arisen. While this govern
ment acquiesces in the asserted right of
expulsion It will not consent that Armen
ians may be imprisoned or otherwise pun
ished for no other reason than having ac
quired without Imperial consent Ameri
The present government of Samoa has
utterly failed to correct, If Indeed it has
not aggravated, the very evils it was in
tended to prevent. It has not stimulated
our commerce with the islands. Our par
ticipation in its establishment against
the wishes of natives was In plain de
fiance of the conservative teachings and
warnings of the wise and palmitic men
who laid the foundations of our free In
stitutions and I invite an expression of
the Judgment of congress on the propriety
of steps being tnken by this government
looking to the withdrawal from its en
gagements with other powers on some
reasonable terms not prejudicial to any
ol our existing rignts.
On the Treasury Ilcports.
The secretury of the treasury reports
that the receipts of tho government from
nil sources of revenue during the fiscal
year ended Juno 3U, 1KW, amounted to $372,
Hi'.m.W, and Its expenditures to SUI3,n."i.-
7'iS.lfl, leaving a deficit of $tfi,Mn,:i;u..,S.
There was a decrease of Jiri.Ky.CT.lici In
the ordinary expenses of the government nt
compared with the llscal ycnrlMiX ,'l ncrc!
was collected from customs tlill.SlS.Mi.'ij
nnd from Internal revenues $U7,Pit(,44l).70.
The balance of the Income for the year
amounting to $!)J,Klu,G17.D7, was derived
from the sales of luncls und other sources.
The value of our total dutiable Imports
amounted to ?75.1PU,USti. being J14,ii.'i7,liS
less than during tho preceding year, and
the Importations free of duty amounted
to $:t79,79r,f;it!, being Jl,748,G7i) less than
during the preceding year. The receipts
from customs were $73,r3ii.4Sti.1l less, and
from internal revenue $13.8.H1,G.'!D.7 less
than In lKtf. The total tax collected from
distilled spirits was $5,2.'ii). '&).'&, on manu
factured tobacco, $2S.(il7.sa.(K, and on fer
mented liquors 414,78.01. Our exports
of merchandise, domestic and foreign,
amounted during the year to $8911411.572.
being an Increase over the preceding
year of $14,49.1,378. The total amount of
gold exported during the flscnl year was
$7ii,8!)8,tn;i as against $108,1189,124 during the
llscal year 1893. The amount Imported
was $72,419,119 as against $21,174,381 during
tho previous yeur. The Imports of silver
were $13311. 552 and the exports were $50.-
4l,2ii5. It. is estimated that upon the basis
of the present revenue laws the receipts
of the government during the current
fiscal year ending June 3u, 189.1, will lie
$424,427,748.44 and US expenditures $444,427,
7IH.ll, resulting in a deficit of $20,UiiO,0c)0.
on tho nrst day or November, in:n. the to
tal stock of money of all kinds In tho
country was $2,240,773,888 as against $2,'.'iU
fifil.tjuo on the lirst day of November. 1S93
and tho money or all Kinds In circulation
or not Inculded In tho treasury holdings
was $1.1172.093,422, or $2,427 per capita upon
an estimated population of (i8,S87,0(0. At
the Bame date there was held in the treas
ury gold bullion amounting to S I4.ilu. 177.5.
and silver bullion which wns purchased
at a cost -of $127,779,988. The purchase of
sliver bullion under the act of July 14,
1890, ceased on the first day of November,
1893, and up to that time there had been
purchased during the fiscal year 11,917,
HVS.79 line ounces at a cost of $8.71'i,i121.32,
an average of $0.7313 per fine ounce. The
total amount of silver purchased from the
time that law took effect until the repeal
of its purchasing clause on the date last
mentioned was 1(18,(174,(182.53 lino ounces,
which cost $155,931,(102.25, the average price
per fine ounce being $9.2244. The total
coinage of all metals at our mints dur
ing the last fiscal year consisted of 113,485,
220 pieces, valued nt $ll)tl,21i;,730.tW, of which
there were $99,474,912.50 In gold coined,
$7f8 in standard silver dollars, $(1,024,1 lu.30
In subsidiary silver coin and $71(i,91.2 In
minor coin. During the calendar year 1S93
tho production of precious metals In tho
I'nited States was estimated at 1,759,323
line ounces of gold of the commercial nnd
coinage valueof $;i5,9."ir,(XK) and tiU,0tK),0oO fine
ounces of silver of the bullion or mnrket
value of $li;,8no,0tK)L and of tho coinage
value of $77,576,000. It Is estimated that on
the first day of July, 1894, the stock of
metallic money In the United States con
sisting of coin nnd bullion amounted to
$1,251,1110,958, of which $1127,923.202 was gold
and $1124,347,757 was silver. Fifty national
banks were organized during the vear
ended Oct. 31, 1891, with a capital of $5,.
285,000 and seventy-nine with a capital of
$10,475,000 went Into voluntary liquidation;
twenty-one banks with capital of $2,770,
000 were placed In the hands of receivers.
The total number of national bnnks In
existence on the thlrty-llrst day of Octo
lier lust was 3,75, being forty less thin
on tho thirty-first day of October, 1893.
Tho capital stock paid In was $(172,1171.3(15,
being $9,(178,191 less than at the same time
In tho previous year, and the surplus fund
nnd Individual profits, less expense and
taxes paid, amounted to $334,121,082.10,
which was $1G,US9,780 less than on Oct. 11,
Strength of the Army.
From the report of the secretary of war
It appears that tho strength of the army
on Sent. 30, 1894, was 2,135 officers and 25,
7(15 enlisted men. Although this Is appar
ently very slight decrease compared
with tho previous year, he actual effective
force has heen Increased to the equivalent
of nearly two regiments through the re
organization of the system of recruiting
and the consequent releaso to regimental
duty of tho large number of men hitherto
serving at the recruiting depots. Tim
nbolltlun of these depots, it Is predicted,
will furthermore eftoct an annual reduc
tion approximating $250,000 in the direct
expenditures oesuies promoting gene
e 7,' '
Contlroad. oak Pag
MUSI SHELL OUT THE YEN
Japan Will Not Make Peace With an
WILL ACCEPT AX IDEMXITY
But China's Peace Offering Will Havo to
Ho of a Princely Character Prepara
tions for the Winter Campaign,
Good Paper Will lie Accepted.
By the United Press.
Yokohama, Doc. 3. According to the
Beml-ofliclal press, Japan hus decided
to insist upon dieavy conditions of
peace, which will be increased as the
war is prolonged. If the war was don
eluded at the present time, Japan
would accept an indemnity of 400,000,000
yen (a gold yen la valued at 99.7 cents,
silver 74.5) and the cession of the terri
tory now occupied by her forces. Too
much weight should not be attached to
the Chinese overtures for peace, for it
la believed that Japan will be required
to give her enemy further proof of her
power In order that the Chinese people
may learn that their government sued
If Taku and Shan-Hal-Kwan cannot
be attacked this winter, owliig to the
severity of the climate, the war will be
carried on in other populous parts of
China. No armistice will be granted
unless China formally sues for peace
and surrenders Pekln to 'the Japanese,
or gives other pledges In proportion to
the demands of Japan. If China Is un
able to pay the war Indemnity Immedi
ately, a part of the sum decided upon
paid down will be accepted and the re
mainder may be paid In Instalments
with Interest. It must, ihowever, be
stipulated that the power of Japan is
regarded as absolute, and then there
will bo no further opposition to the con
clusion of peace.
Ixelinnge of Cruelties.
London, Dec. 3. The correspondent of
the Times telegraphs as follows from
Hiroshima, Japan: "I have Just re
turned from the seat of war, nnd had a
conversation with Viscount Mutsu
Munemltzu, the foreign minister, in re
gard to the misconduct of the Japa
nese at Port Arthur. I Informed him
that'l had watched tho Japanese army
enter tho town. The Chinese resisted
to the last. I saw Chinese in plnin
clothes with firearms concealed on their
persons. I also found explosive bullets.
The Japanese reported that civilians
fired upon them from the houses, and
they therefore deemed It necessary to
exterminate them. Tho Japanese were
further excited by finding the mutilated
bodies of Japanese prisoners. Some of
these prisoners had been burned alive.
I saw no resistance In the town. Dur
ing the next four dnys the Japanese
pillaged the whole town, and killed al
most every man. Very few women or
children were killed. Those who were
killed were probably killed unintention
ally. I saw scores of Chinese prisoners
pinioned, stripped and shot, hacked
with knives, ripped open, disem
bowelled nnd dismembered. Many
bodies were partly burned.
"The foreign minister expressed him
self as Intensely surprised and grieved.
Hitherto, he said, the Japanese army
had been admired for Its humanity and
discipline. He was unwilling to be
lieve It possible that they had acted as
reported, or to express an opinion on
the subject until a detailed official re
port arrived. Meanwhile he authorized
me to say that he was certain the gov
ernment was sincerely determined to
net on principles of humanity and civil
ization, and was firmly resolved to
maintain the honor of Japan, and- re
fute Chinese slanders. I nm satislled
that the government desires neither to
conceal the truth not to permit cruel
ties.'" MAX DECLINED TO ANSWER.
Witness at the Lcxow Investigation Will
Not Suy That lie Hus Ever Earned un
Honest Dollar in If Is Life.
By tho I'nited Tress.
New York, Dee. 3. At this afternoon
session of tho Lexow Investigating com
mittee, Michael Ryan, said to be a well
known green goods man, was called to
the stamd and asked how much black
mail he paid Tollee Captain O'Connor
for being allowed to carry on the green
goods business. He said he never paid
him a cent and that he knew nothing
about green goods except what he had
read In the papers.
Mr. OofC tried to get the witness to
admit he was a green goods man, but
"Don't you know you never enrned an
honest dollar in your life?" Mr. Qoff
Anally asked. I
"I decline to answer," said Ryan.
Here Mr. Golf caused a sensation.
"Officer," said he, turning around and
addressing Policeman English, "have
you got a warrant?"
"Yes, sir," said the officer, advancing.
"Take this man In charge," said he.
Ryan turned pale as he was led away
under arrest.' Ho was arrested for con
tempt of court for disobeying the first
subpoena he received.
Ryan was taken to the tombs police
court and there admitted to ball In $.'00.
Ryan's examination wns Bet down for
SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS.
Ilenjamln V. I.nwson Convicted of Murder
in the Second Degree.
By the United Tress.
Rockvllle. Md Doc. 3. Benjamin F.
Lawson wus this morning convicted of
murder In the second degree In killing
Lloyd Vermillion nt Upper Marlboro
September last. Tho case was given to
the Jury by consent of counsel nnd no
witnesses were examined, and the vcr
diet wus rendered in accordance with
the court's (instructions without the
Jury leaving their seats.
Lawson was Immediately sentenced
to thirteen years and six months In tho
LEGKETT A WITNESS.
Theory as to Cause of tho Mysterious
By the United Tress.
: Shamokln. Pa., Dec. 3. It develops
that Samuel Leggott, the man who was
murdeTcd at midnight on Saturday
night, was an Important witness in the
Franklin murder trial next week.
It now looks ns If be was put out of
the way to prevent his testifying In
favor of James Taylor, who shot
Franklin. j , I
FATAL CRAM THE UH.
Passenger Train Jumps the Track
Near Port Henry Tunnel.
THE KILLED AND MURED
Mail und Express Cars and Engine Ten
der Plunge Into Luke Cliumpluin,
Mull Agent House und Express
iMekscnger Coborne Drowned,
By the United Press.
Whitehall, N. Y., Dec. 3.-Train No. 4
on the Delaware and Hudson railroad,
which loft Montreal at 9:10 o'clock this
morning, bound for New York, was
thrown from the track one mile and a
half north of the Port Henry tunnel
at about 1:20 o'clock this afternoon
It was In charge of Conductor Mc
Laughlin and the engineer was
George Long. The train consisted of n
mall and express car, baggage car,
smoking ear, emigrant car, passenger
car and drawing room car.
The engine did not leave the train,
but the tender and the mall and ex
press went crushing ulong an embank
ment and plunged 1'ito'Lake Cham
plain. One end of the smoker also went
Into ithe water. The emigrant and
passenger cars left the rails, but for
tunately their momentum was checked
and they remained on the bank. The
drawing room car was only partly de
railed. The express messenger and the mall
agent went down with their car and
were drowned, and several others nar
rowly escaped the same fate. A num
ber of persons received Injuries, and for
a time intense excitement prevailed.
The names of some of the Injured
passengers were not learned, but the
list of casualties as fur as obtainable
is as follows:
Richard Qulnn, of Bullston, N. Y., ex
press messenger, drowned.
Samuel Rouse, of Rouse's Point, N. Y.,
mall agent, drowned.
James Coborne, of Green Island, bag
gage man, bruised, narrowly escaped
James McLaughlin, conductor, of
Vy'hltehall, sllgntly bruised.
George Place, extra baggageman,
AFTER PATENT FRAUDS.
Postmaster General Issues Orders Against
.Munns, Willis and Martin.
By the United Press.
Washington, Deo. 3. The postmaster
general has received Information that
the International patentees' agency,
composed of William K. Munns, Percy
Willis and Henry Martin, is conducting
a fraudulent scheme, through the
American and International mails, from
Nos. 55 and 56 Chancery Lane, and 14
and 15 Southampton building, London.
Today orders were issued to-the post
masters at New York, Huston, Philadel
phia and Baltimore to return to the
senders all registered letters addressed
to said agency and persons or uny of
them marked "fraudulent," and to re
fuse to certify money orders to the
agency or the persons named.
BREWER NOW CAPTAIN.
Will Command Hurvurd's l oot Hull Team
By tho United Press.
Boston, Dec. 3. At a meeting of Har
vard's football players this afternoon
Charles Brewer was elected captain for
next season to succeed Bob Emmons,
who will be graduated next year.
Brewer Is now a jimor and has played
three years on the Harvard eleven,
as he Joined the team In his freshman
IN BOWMAN'S BEHALF.
Counsel Endeavoring to Save the , Mur
By tho United Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Dec. 3. A rule wns
granted In court today by Judge Lynch
for a new trial for Wllllnm Bowman,
convicted a few days ago of murder In
the first degree for the killing of Mike
John, the Arabian peddler.
The counsel for the defendant wns al
lowed ten days to arrange and file ad
UNITED STATES NAVY.
Statement of the Enlisted l'orcc as Pre
sented to the Scnutc.
By the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 3. In response to a
resolution the secretary of the navy to
day sent to the senate a statement of
tho enlisted force of the navy, which,
he says, consists of 2,498 petty officers
and 6.619 other enlisted persons.
The report also shows that 24 per
cent, of the petty officers and 33 per
cent, of tho othec enlisted persons were
aliens, 85 per cent, of the petty officers
Seed Time Has Come Agalrh
who are aliens reside In the -United
States, and 15 per cent, abroad; 60 per
cent, of the other enlisted persons re
side In the United Stutes and 34 per
cent, ubroad. All commissioned officers
of the navy are citizens of the United
WENT TO THE SHOW.
Eight l'ittston Councilincn Ouln l'reo Ad
mission to .Music Hull.
Special to t!)e Serunton Tribune.
PltJaton, Dec. 3 There was to have
been a session of council tonight, and
the entire eleven members were present
a few moments prior to 8 o'clock: but It
was discovered that the play, "The Oll
hoolys Abroad," was on in Music hall,
hence a motion to adjourn was followed
by a eouncilmanie stampede.
It Is said eight out of the eleven coun
cilmen "worked their faces" for admis
sion to the play; but members Kearney,
Hennlgiin and Tigue were cruelly turn
ed down at the doors.
Detroit Officers Nun Down a (lung of Free
Traders loaded with Turkish Embroid
eries und l'uncy Goods.
By the United Press.
Detroit, Dec. 3. Tho police and cus
toms officers have just run down a gang
of smugglers who have for over a year
past been smuggling thousands of dol
lars worth of Turkish embroideries and
fancy goods from Windsor to Detroit.
Four members of the gang have been
arrested, two of whom are women.
Most of the goods were shipped to New
York. Certain Armenian and Syrian
merchants In New York have been sell
ing these goods at loss than their cost
to importers, but although they were
closely watched, the discovery of the
smugglers was brought about by the
Detroit police. The latter recently no
ticed that empty trunks were being
carried into a room nt No". 270 Jefferson
avenue and taken out again filled nnd
shipped to New York.
The police detectives shadowed this
operation Saturday, and then entered
the room and captured Asaph Oobreen
and Mrs. Selma Oobreen, Syrians; Mrs.
Kate Moore, of Windsor, and a young
Italian from New York named George
Mlcalanl. A trunk which hnd just
been Hiked for shipment contained
quantities of costly embroideries and
Turkish fancy goods valued at $1,300.
Around the bodies of the women were
found $500 worth of the same kind of
goods which had just been brought
across the river. The duties on the ar
ticles would amount to about 60 per
cent. Another thousand dollars worth
billed for shipment was nlso captured.
Government Inspectors Canter, Jen
nery nnd Downs were due to arrive In
Now York yesterday afternoon, whither
they had gone to arrest John Abdelnoor,
a Syrian merc.hnnt, who Is believed to
be Selma Gobreen's husband and an
accomplice of the gang. It was nt first
intended to wire New York officers to
arrest Abdelnoor, but Inspector Carter
preferred to attend to the capture per
sonally. Selma Oobreen was arrested
lr. Boston last year for a similar offense.
31R. REED WAS CHEERED.
The Ex-Spcukcr Greeted with Applause In
By the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 3. The galleries of
the house were crowded when the house
resumed Its session. Beyond some up
roarious cheering when Ex-Speaker
Reed appeared on the floor and a round
of milder applause when Chalrmnn Wil
son came in, there were no scenes of
Tho house proceeded to business with
out recourse to any formality other
than that of ordinary meeting days.
Much attention was given to the presi
dent's message during the first hour of
its reading, but Interest lagged and It
did not revive until the part dealing
with Mr. Carlisle's bond scheme was
read. Silence marked the conclusion,
nnd ufter the death of Representative
Wright, of Pennsylvania, had been an
nounced, the house adjourned ns a mark
of respect to his memory.
AN EXPLOSION OF GAS.
Three Men Muniod; Two Are in a Serious
By the United Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Pn., Dec. 3. An explo.
slon of gas occurred 111 the Dorrance
colliery here this afternoon. A number
of miners were In the pit nt the time
and three of .them were burned. The
accident took place In the Trial elope
In the Baltimore vein and was caused
by ithe sopniwtlng of the wires of a
safety lamp which one of the men was
The nun burned wore Alfred Peter
son, a miner; Steven Vnllo, a laborer,
and Edward Murphy, a car driver.
The two latter are in a serious
oondHlon and were sent to the hospital.
Peterson wua taken to Ills home.
TIE A1ENIAN TROUBLES
United States Officials Are Unable to
Obtain Pacts Regarding Massacre.
TUKKS ARE VERY MODEST
They Do Xot Seem Anxious to Give In
formation Concerning the Difficuly
with the Armenians-It Is Claimed
London Sympathizers .Make Trouhlo
By tho United Tress.
Washington, Dec. 3. Officials of the
stale department who at first placed no
reliance whatever In the reports of
massacred Armenians In Asiatic
Turkey are now disposed to attach
some significance to the lack of In
formation obtainable by Ameiicun di
plomatic and consular agents In
Turkey who have had orders for over
ten days to investigate and report upon
the matter, and whoso dispatches indi
cate that obstacles arc being placed In
their way by the Turkish authorities.
It Is claimed at the Btate department
that the American legation nt Constan
tinople has sent no Information regard
ing the- alleged outrages, although suf
ficient time has elapsed under ordinary
circumstances for Minister Terrell to
be presented with proof that the uffalr
bus been exaggerated.
It Is understood that cabled dis
patches have also been received from
our consul at Slvas, who is our neare.U
representative to the scene of the af
fair, and so fur he has been unable to
transmit more than a statement of the
rumors that reached him. Kntlre si
lence on the subject has been observed
at the Turkish legation in Washington
until today, the minister, Mavroyenl
Bey, being absent ill New; York. An of
ficial stntcMtient has this evening been
given out at the legntion, which
ascribes the recent troubles to agitators
originally from Roumanla and Greece,
and state that money Is being furnished
by the London Armenlnn committee
With the view of civatlnir iiwnv.
Turkish Version of the Trouble.
It Is stated that It wus the Ar
menians, Grtvk Christians, who start
ed the revolt by attacking Mussulman
villages and that the Musselmen had
great difficulty in finding shelter near
the city of Dkirbckir. On the breaking
out of these Armenian revolts it Is
further stated by the Turkish legation
that "regular troops wore immediately
sent to the spot." It ds asserted in re
ply to specific statements that thous
ands of Armenians, men, women and
children, were massacred by the Kurds,
that 'not more than seventy of this race
of Nomads were employed, and these
simply as guides through the hilly
Though no official confirmation can
be obtained from the state department
and the presiden t's message is silent on
the subject, there Is a well defined im
pression that the Turkish government
has given to the United States similar
assurances to those given to ithe gov
ernment of Great Britain that these ul
leged outrages should be fully investi
gated. NIPPING KOL1VS SCHEME. .
Singular Hill Introduced in the Alubamu
Dy tho United Press. '
Montgomery, Ala., ' Dee. 3. The bill
introduced by Representative Knight
In the house today making It a crime
punishable by a fine of not less than
$1,000 nor more than $10,000, and not
over twenty-five years Imprisonment In
the penitentiary for any person to at
tempt to discharge the duties of an
oflleo to which he had not been declared
elected by the constituted authorities,
was a bombshell In the camp of the
Populists and has aroused the bitterest
The bill was referred to n committee,
which held n meeting tonight and which
at once agreed to a favorable report.
There Is no doubt the bill will be passed
through with tho hope of nipping Kolb's
dual government In Its bud.
KILLED HIS SISTER.
Careless Young Man Is Itesponsiblo for o
Dy the United Press.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Dec. 3. Mary Will
iams, aged 1G years, duughter of Con
stublo John Williams, who resides near
Wllllamstown, was nccldentaly killed
today by her brother, John, aged ID.
The young man was preparing to go
hunting und while cleaning his gun,
which wns loaded with heavy shot, It
accidentally discharged. The charge
entered his sister's side, causing almost
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; varia
ble winds; becoming south.
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ANOTHER LOT, the last of the sea- '
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