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REPORTS 0F DISTRICTS
Heard at Yesterday's Session of the
GOOD SHOWING OP WYOMING
Collection, fur Mission, Eiceeded
Million and a IliUf -. Meeting . of
Hogun Investigation Committee.
Will .Mak It Ksport Today.
Special to the Seranton Tribune.
liliighainton, April 'i The second
day's session of the annual Wyoming;
conference opened at .:I0 o'clock this
morning with devotional service con
ducted ly Bishop Vincent. The min
utes of yesterday's session .were read
and approved. The second day did
not prove as busy a one us was the
first. In everything there seemed to
he a laxity of the business tension
which developed on Wednesday.
The election of delegates to the gener
al conference was mude n special order
for tomorrow morning. Kev. Dr. Hard
offered a resolution which was adopted
declaring it the sense of the conference
that the regular minutes he declared
the official minutes and that they with
those of tile past four years be hound
ami sent to the general conference.
Smull drafts from hook concerns were
reported by the bishop.
Secretary Olmsteud read a statement
to the effect that the amount of the
apportionment for preachers' aid was
tt.UM. uiul thut of the Freedman's Aid
and Southern F.ducational society wus
I. 'i.-'OO. The list of superanuated and su
pernumerary ministers was called. The
committee of inquiry Into the case of
James C. Hogan was excused to consider
thut matter. Many of the superunu
ated ministers were present und spoke
Presiding Klder Ki'kmun reported
that Silas Fulton, formerly of Scran
ton, wislied to be withdrawn from the
list hs he desired to go to Denver and
to retain his parchments. The with
drawal was allowed. Dr. Hard thought
that the secretary should be instructed
to mark them thut he hud withdrawn
and the date. The case called forth
considerable debate hut the Idea of lir.
Hard prevailed. Mr. Fulton, it was
stated, wishes to unite with the congre
gutioiiulists. After this case had been
settled the bishop proceeded with-the
calling of the list. The following are
the supernumerary ministers: Revs. S.
J. Austin. K. L. Bennett. J. D. Blood
good, (.. XI. Chumberlaln, 8. D. Oalpcn,
(ieorge Greenfield. C. H. Hayes, C. H.
Jewell. F. J. Jones. John l.ahar, W. K.
Nethert.m. C. M. Peck. U V, Peck. K.
N. Suhin. Y. C. Smith. Cornelius Sweet.
The MUicranuated are the following:
nam res or s r per a n u at rc r.
A. IV Alexander, C. S. Alexander. W. W.
Andrews, t. V. Arnold. Philip llartlett,
II. A. l'.lant'hard. A. (!. Bloonilleld, Asa
Itrooks, Thomas Burgess, 1). H. Carrier,
H. .. Citrruth. H. K. Clarke, Leonard
Cole. S. C. Fulton, It. C. Olll. Henry
Halsteud. A. F. Harding. Joseph Hart
well, J. W. Hewitt, Kichard Hlorns,
Philip Holbrook. W. J. Judd. William
Keaily, S. S. Kennedy. O. W. Leach. A.
W. Loomls, .1. W. Mervls, (leorge Par
sons, JVK. Peck.. l)ad Pers-jmeus, C.
1 liice. It. S. ltose. J. H. Santee, F.dgnr
Sibley, S. O. Stevens. H. M. Stone. Min
er Swallow. W. H. Thomas, C. W. Todd,
Jonus I'lulerwood. J. L. Wells, S. K,
Walworth. S. F. Wright.
. After the list had heen compjeted Pre
siding Khlei Thorpe, ot the Honesdule
district, read his report. The district
hud heen much devastated by the rav
ages of grasshoppers. The Ulhle meet
ings held In thirty-one out of thirty
four of the charges have resulted In S50
conversions, ns a result Oi persons have
joined on probation, and 124 have Joined
in full membership. The Sunday school
attendance hus been larger thun during
previous years. The total membership
of the thirty-seven F.pworth league
chapter is l,S7:i und of the thirteen
Junior league chapters, 6S0. The gen
eral services have heen largely attend
ed, while the benevolent collections nre
In advance of those of lust year. The
usual amount of Improvements have
been made and Sl.r&l of the indebted
ness has been paid. A $1,000 church
has heen erected at Dunmore, und
cither buildings have been constructed
throughout the district.
Presiding Klder Van Cleft, of the One
onta district, In opening his report,
spoke of the great difficulty In securing
money because of the drought, and also
of the devastation of grasshoppers. The
scarcety of money, in his district. Is
largely duo to the decrease in the price
of hops. In spite of these obstacles
more money has been raised for mis
sions and benevolent purposes than In
previous years. Revival services have
heen held In all but one of the charges,
and as a result about I.OilO conversions
have resulted. The evil effects of the
liquor traffic were sunken of and In
this connection he said that the Raines
bill is good, but it is not what is wanted.
WYOMING DISTRICT REPORT.
Presiding Elder Forsyth, of the Owego
district, In his report, treated each of
the thirty-three charges separately und
In all Improvement and progress were
noted. At this point Bishop Vincent
wus called away and J. B. Sumner took
the chair, and called upon Presiding
Klder Kckniun to give his report for
the Wyoming district.
His report opened by stating the fact
that the collections for ' missions had
gone beyond the million and half line,
and the religious -status of the district
Is very encouraging. He then spoke
specifically of the work In each of the
charges of the district and In each
progression was noted add In all In
creases in membership and spiritual
conditions were shown.
Cedur Avenue church was reported to
be growing rapidly under the skillful
management of the present pastor and
Court Street church, also, had en
joyed an excellent year. A good spirit
ual condition was carried forward and
the congregation had been much in
creased. Hampton Street church hus
a large congregation and Sunday school
and obtained many, accessions to her
Dr. Floyd has crowned his five-year
term by securing the gift of two build
ing lots on Kelser avenue for a church
and parsonage. Him Park church was
reported to have a congregation of
2,000 and a membership of 1,000. Dr.
Pearce Is closing a most remurkable
pastorate or live years, during which
time a magnlllcent church and parson
age have been built and repaired. The
membership has been doubled and a
large advance made In the benevolent
contributions. About a hundred have
been added to the church this year.
The Wllkes-Harre churches were treat
ed separately and in each case pros
perity and progress were reported. The
conversions nf about 1.100 souls were
reported from the First church In that
' The report of Wyoming seminary
showed 20 Instructors, 2:tr academic
students, ISO preparatory, 155 cummer
ctuli.87 academic graduates, 59 business
course graduates, 112 in Instrumental
course. 40 In art course. The income
from tuition was 115,500 and from other
sources 112,500, with an indebtedness
Continued sir Page 1 ,
REPUBLICAN COLLEGE LEAGUE
.Meeting of Representatives of I Diver
sities at Chicago.
Chicago, April 2. Forty delegates to
the convention of the American Repub
lican college league, which assembles in
this city, registered at the Auditorium
hotel headquarters this afternoon and
this evening. The universities and col
leges represented Include those of Sy
racuse, Ann Arbor. Kalamaxoo, Wil
llttinstown. Massachusetts, Princeton.
Madison. Ueurgetuwn. D. C. ; Minneap
olis. Yule. Cornell, oberlin. Lincoln, Ne
braska, iSulesbttrg, Northwestern and
Telegrams received dunng the day re
ported -00 more delegates en route. In
the matter of presidential preferences
the collegians on the ground are divided
between Reed. Allison, Morton und Me-
Klnley, but official declarations in favor
of any candidate are barred by the un
written constitution of the league and
no attempt will be made tomorrow in
The convention will be railed to order
in Steluway hall at 1 o'clock. There Is
an active contest for the presidency of
tne league ror the ensuing year. The
friends of the three uitncl'ial candi
dates James M. Perkins, of Harvard,
formerly private secretary to Senator
Hour: Charles U. Cumttell, of North
western, and Stephen Demount. f
Northwestern Luw school, were active
ly cumpalgnlng during the day.
'tins evening the delegates were ten
dered a reception by the Muruuette
ftlARHSMKX FOR (TBI.
V 11 in bur Pennsylvania Artillerymen Join
tht Insurgent Aimy-l:xpert (iuniters
Philadelphia, April 2. A private
cablegram from Puerto Cortex would
seem to show that the Spaniards did
not make ns big a haul us reported, if
the Honduras authorities have really
held the steamship Uermudu. The
cablegram says that but ninety cases of
arms and ammunition were found
aboard the steamer and thut the great
er rt of her cargo and general Calix
to Oarcia and the Cubans who went out
on the vessel were lauded 011 the coast
of the province of Plnar Del Rio, Cuba.
It Is. said that a number of the men
who are alleged to have been lauded
from the llcrmudu were expert artil
lerymen, and that they gained their ex
perience us members of Mattery A.
Pennsylvania National Ouards. The
story goes that twenty thoroughly com
petent men were with the expedition,
and thut they were under command of
Sergeant W. H. Cox. of Section 3. Mat
tery A, who is considered one of the
best artillery Instructors and most ef
ficient handler of batteries in this part
of the country.
The service of these men, It was as
serted wns secured by the Cubans for
the purpose of organizing their own
men Into effective battalions and train
ing them in the use of guns procured
from the Culted States. Battery A has
more than a local reputation. Its proud
boast: Is that every man In the com
pany Is the peer ot nny American ar
tillerist, and their services, when of
fered, were glairy accepted by the local
managers of the Insurgents' Interests.
Captain Maurice A. Stafford, who ts
In com um r 'J uf DtiUery A. ivs aiikcd It
members of the National Cuard had a
right to take up arms against Spain.
He said: "About all the men In iny
command have been asking permission
to go to Cuba and I have told them to
go At they wanted to. I have, at the
same time, notltled the company that
uny man so going would be considered
as dropped from the rolls. Sergeajit
Cox went. It Is understood. In charge
of other men from the battery, on the
Itermuda. That is to sa.y. J understand
that they went, but 1 do not want to
be considered as having official knowl
edge of It.
EXPERT Ol'NNERS DKPART.
"A committee from the Cuban Junta
requested our servlies and the matter
was left entirely to the individual iieci-
slon of the men. Kverybody wanted to
go at once. A number of young men
who were expert gunners, but who had
bevli discharged because their hllarious
ness on drill nights Interfered with dis
cipline, applied to me for recommenda
tion to the Junta, and I grantett it.
Whether they have gone or not I don't
know. Probably they have. I can only
say officially that u number of my men
have been missing from roll call and are
not expected to return soon."
Lieutenant Holllck, who has been a
member of Battery A for thirty-three
years and who has charge of the armory
drills In the absence of Captain Stafford
said: At our latest drill, which took
place under my charge this week,, the
roll coll showed that twenty men were
unaccounted for. Previous to thut I
had understood that some fourteen or
fifteen gunners had gone to Cuba. With
American guns directed by American
gunners we all confidently look to the
Cuban artillery to win the day."
A rendezvous for Amerlcnn volunteers
for Cuba, which local militiamen seem
to have regarded as a recruiting office
is on Race street, above Front. There
many men of the First, Second and
Third regiments are said to have ap
plied for service fot iSpuin. In military
circles It has been accented as a fact
that members of the state militia of
Pennsylvania. New York. Ohio and Illi
nois were emigrating to Cuba.
AMERICAN Sllil SEIZED.
'I ho Schooner Georgo W. Whit ford I,
Held I'p bv (iiinbotit Cordova.
Colon, Colombia, April 2. The Ameri
can schooner George W. Whltford, of
New York, has been seized by the gun
boat Cordova six miles tiff Manzanillo,
Cuba. The schooner was without car
go, but the cuptaln of the gunboat
threatened to sink her and put an of
ficer on board and conveyed her here,
accusing her of having contravened the
customs laws. Mr. J. L. Pearch, I'nl
ted States consul here Is actively endea
voring to obtain the release of the vessel
whose documents have been sent to the
I'nlted States consul general at Gogoln.
In the meantime a force of police have
been stationed on board the schooner.
In boarding her the gunboat fouled and
damaged her und the captain of the
schooner has declared his Intention of
seeking Indemnity for the damage to
his vessel and for her detention.
, Shipping News.
New York, April 2. Arrived: Spree
from Hremen, Norwegian from Qlusgow,
Dresden from Bremen. Arrived out: Nor
munutu at Plymouth, FuUlu at Naples,
Ravel at llremerhuven, Palutln at Ham
burg. Sailed for New York: Werru from
Genoa. Sighted: Amsterdam, Rotter
dam for New York, pnssed the Isle of
Wight: Campnnlu, New York for Liver
pool, passed Hrow Head,
Requisition for Kcch. ,
Philadelphia. April 2.-The requisition
papers fur John Reoli, the uceused mur
derer of his alleged wife, Uessle Weaver,
at Kstelvllle. N. J were sent here today
from New Jersey, and Hech will probably
be taken to the county Jail at May's Land
New York, April 2. Frank Ives anil Al
bert Gamier were the contestants tonight
In the fourth game of the billiard tourna
ment. Ives won In the twelfth Inning,
the final score ehig Ives 000, Gamier ao).
The highest runs were Ives 104, Gamier
V.'.; and the average, Ives 80, Garnler Ml.
FOR UNIFORM NAVAL FLAC
Hill l-'urnishtna Dcsitja to Be
Vsed in 1900.
WAS A RELIGIOUS DISCISSION
Lively Uebata la lb Uoase Over the
Uiktilut of Columbia Approprla
tlon Bill -Cariosity as to tbe
Affairs of Venejuela.
Washington, April 2. In the senate
toduy Mr. Sherman introduced a bill to
regulate the use of a uniform tlag in
the urmy and navy. Its proportions and
the location of the stars In the blue
field. The tlag pwpotted to be used on
and after July 4. 1900. The arrange
ment of the stars Is as follows:
Three in each corner and a central
star around which shall be entwined a
surliciffent number of stars so thut
the total number hi the blue field will
represent the total number of states.
The bill sets out that the twelve stars
lu the four vomers and the one In the
centre represents the thirteen origlnul
states according to their geographical
location on tiie map assuming the top
of the Held to be north and the other
states are represented In the circle of
stars In the order In which they were
admitted into the union, placing the
oldest states near the centre. The Idea
carried out In this bill is that of Mr.
Alonzo Mather, or Chicago.
For tit rue hours and a half today the
house indulged in a reetiiion of the
religious discussion which raged when
the District of Columbia appropriation
bill wus under discussion and as a re
sult the policy of the house us ex
pressed tit that time by a decided refu
sal to appropriate money for the char
itable and benevolent institutions of
the district, was, In effect reversed. The
Inciting cause of the debate was the
amendment to the sundry civil bill
which was adopted In committee of the
whole yesterday on motion by Mr.
Evans I Rep., Ky.) giving Howard Uni
versity In Washington $.'12,600. the ap
propriation having been omitted from
the bill by the committee reporting It
The amendment was advocated by
Messrs. llartlett (Dem.. N. Y.). Sayers
(Deni., Tex.). Cannon (Rep., HI.) and
Kvaus (Rep., Ky.) .and opposed by
Messrs. Hatncr (Hup.. Neb.), McRue
(Dem., Ark.), Johnson (Rep., Cal.), An
drews (Rep., Neb.) and Livingston
. There was a digression In the main
qutstiun when Mr. Hepburn (Rep.,
Iowa), responding to the remarks by
Mr. Hayers (Dem., Texas) charged the
Democrats of the south with not only
falling to provide equal educational
advantages to the negroes with the
whites but robbed them of their civil
rights. His statements were vigorous
ly combat ted by Mr. Sayers und others.
When the mutter got Into the house
a yea and nay vote was taken on the
amendment and It was agreed to yeas,
129; nays, lo.'i. This debate practically
closed the consideration of the sundry
civil HV).r.ijeit,in...sllll af.d :io further
amendment of note was made. . It was
pussed as reported from the commit
tee of the whole.
Mr. Hitt (Rep.. Ills.) reported from
committee on foreign affairs the reso
lution asking the president to transmit
to congress all correspondence in the
state department sine Dec. 1, 1895. re
lating to offers of mediation or inter
vention by the I'nlted States In the
affairs of Venezuela, and It was agreed
THE DUPONT CASE.
In the senate today Mr. George (Dem.,
Miss.), concluded the speech begun by
him on Tuesday, und continued yester
day, against the report ot the commit
tee on privileges and elections, declar
ing Mr. Dupout was duly and legally
elected as a senator from the state
of Delaware. Mr. George's argument
occupied In all ten hours' time. Tt
closed with an assertion that if Mr.
Dupont obtained the seat, he would be
elected to it. not by the legislature of
Delaware, but by the senate of the
No action was taken on the report
and It Is very uncertain when the vote
will be reached.
RISSIA AND FRANCE.
The Countries Never Mora Closely As
sociate J Than at Present-Negotiation,
Concerning I gvpt.
Paris, April 2. In the chamber of
deputies today M. Bourgeois, prime
minister and minister of foreign affairs,
made reply to the interpellations submit
ted by M. De Lafosse Pierre Allpe and
Lebon in which they asked for In
formation on the situation in Egypt.
M. Beourgeols declared that Great Brit
ain had Installed herself in Egypt with
out having been invested with a man
date to do so by the powers or by the
Sultan of Turkey and had thereby
caused permanent uneasiness. The.
Sultan's mandate liud not been pro
cured although Egypt was a depend
ency of the Ottoman empire, whose In
tegrity the powers hud agreed to re
spect. The action of the Russian and
French delegates on the Egyptian de
bate commission in protesting agnlnst
the illegal appropriation of Egyptian
funds for the Soudan expedition had
established a reservation In regard to
the Egyptian question.
M. Mourgeois added that Russia and
France were never more closely asso
ciated than at present. The cabinet,
he concluded, was continuing the ne
gotiations concerning Egypt with firm
ness, und waa Inspired with confidence
In defending with Russia their com
mon rights and Interest.
Upon the conclusion of MJ. Bourgeois'
statement the chamber, by 309 to 213,
adopted a vote of confidence in the gov
ernment, NO MONEY FROM I1ANNA.
John E, Milhnllnnd Sues the New York
Journal for l.ibcl.
New York. April 2. John K. Mlllhol
land through his attorneys, began a
libel suit yesterday against the Morn
ing Journal, because of statements con
tained tn the Journal's report of the
McKinley meeting at Cooper l'nlon. on
on the evening of March 23, to the effect
that Mr. MUlhollaml had received
money for Murk A. 11 anna for use In
the McKinley canvass In New York,
and that the success of the meeting
was due to the use that was made of
Mr. Mlllhollnnd. In his complaint,
swenrs that he never received nny
money directly or indirectly from Mr.
Hanna, and that he did not pay any
one to attend the McKinley meeting.
Anti-Thenter Hut Mill.
Coliimhus, O., April 2. The senate today
passed the Fosdlck anti-theater hat bill,
and it Is now a law. There were but two
votes ugulnst 1t, Senators Hogg nnd
nso Ball In Virginia.
Charlottesville, Va April 2. The col
legiate base ball season opened here to
day in a game between Lehigh and the
University of Virginia. Virginia won by
n score of 25 to J.
THE KEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Teday :
Fair, Decidedly Colder.
1 Wyoming Conference In Session.
Meeting of the Iron and Steel Com
bine. Proeeedlnga of Congress. v
National Guardsmen for Cuba,
liatinu Accused ot a Lack of Political
Mlg Fire at Brunswick.
Republican College League.
2 Wyoming Conference (Continued.)
Market und Slock Reports.
3 (Local) Cases for Trlul at April
General Political Gossip.
5 (Local) Rnthven Resolutions Tabled
In Select Council.
Horseless Carrtugo for Seranton,
liili Fire at Rcmlham.
(Story) "Nor King Nor Country.'
Events In the Financial World.
7 (Local) Suburban News.
8 News I'p and Down the Valley.
ANOTHER SHOT AT 1IAXNA.
.Mr. Aldrluh Is surprised at the Lack of
Political Sugaclty on Part of the
Washington, April 2. Referring to
Mark Datum's churge that his state
ment as to the preference of the Illinois
delegates to the Republican national
convention was untrue. Representative
Aldrich this evening said:
"This is too absurd. 1 had given Mr.
Ilunim credit for more political sagac
ity than he really seems to possess, if
the Interview Is authentic, which hardly
seems pussible, and I ant sure he will
muke haste to correct It In any event.
Ask any one from Illinois and New
Hampshire any one who Is qualified to
speak and you will find that Mr. Han
na Is wrong and that my claims are cor
rect." Congressman Lorlmer.who wu stand
ing by, said:
"I do not claim to know anvthlne
about the condition in New Hampshire,
but I do know something of the situa
tion in Illinois. I happen to be one of
the delegates to the St. Louis conven
tion and know that I am for Cullom.
We have also elected nine other gentle
men in Chicago as delegates to St.
Louis, who are also for Cullom. I know
that the delegates elected from the
Twentieth. Congressman Hurrell's dis
trict, and the delegates elected from the
Nineteenth district, represented In con
gress by Mr. Wood, are for Senator Cul
lom for president. If Mr. Hanna makes
the statement that McKinley has more
than four out of the eighteen and Cul
lom less than fourteen of the eighteen
already elected, he Is talking about
matters with which he Is not familiar.
The claim made by the McKinley men
that a large majority of the delegates
from Illinois will not be for Cullom and
that they will support McKinley, hus
not been very considerably backed up
by the results already obtained and
when the Illinois state convention shall
have adjourned Mr. Cullom will, with
out any question, have the large major
ity of delegates from Illinois, the pre
vious statement of the McKinley men
and Mr. Hanna to the contrary notwith
standing." BIG FIRE AT BRUNSWICK.
Might Watchman kllled-Half a Million
Dollars Worth of Property Consumed.
Brunswick, Go., April 2. A fire start
ed at 11 o'clock this morning among the
docks and warehouses of the plant rail
way system and at 11 o'clock tonight
the fire is still burning.
It has destroyed fully a half million
dollars' worth of property, cost one
human life, caused one man to be
mushed und crippled and prostrated
four men. who are suffering In various
stages. The dead man is Night Watch
man Smith, or the Plant system, who
died from apoplexy, due to excitement.
The injured man lost a hand, his name
Is unknown. The men prostrated are
The property destroyed Includes the
wharf property, cotton sheds, freight
warehouses, trucks, part of the freight
In the warehouses, etc., all belonging to
the Plant system, and comprising their
local terminal freight facilities; a num
ber of freight cars and between 10.000
and 20.000 cross ties, the property of
A. i'J. Manuel anil James E. Hrondhead
on the Plant system docks: 25.000 bur-
rels of rosin; 1,000 barrels of spirits
turpentine; all the wharf engines,
wholesale grocery building; grocery
stock and warehouse buildings of the
Downing company: Segues llsh house
and various smull fish and oyster
houses on the water edge of Hay street.
On the far side of Muy street the tire
swept Urlesenick's three story brick
building, Including the machinery, the
supply stock of Brlesenick's, the office
furniture of Broker Maxey and Lumber
Dealer Padro, the retail dry goods store
of Cohen, the wholesale grocery and
liquor stock of It. Dun mas. the whole
sale liquor stock of Tobias Newman,
tbe Metropolitan saloon and the stock
of T. Newman. All ot these were In a
block of five brick buildings; the
wholesale warehouses of Hoyt HnrJ
vp.r." company; the thrje s'.o" Ocean
Extending up Monk street, the retail
store of the Hoyt Hardware company
was burned besides two warehouses
full of goods. Across Monk street the
Haas Liquor company, wholesale and
retail, and the Ice depot.
On Buy street, from Monk street up,
the fire swept Herzog's brick building
used ns ft retail dry goods store,
Hirsch's wholesale nnd retail liquor
store, several smaller stores and two
empty stores, all In a block ot brick
At this hour It is Impossible to gain
anything like an accurate statement of
With the wholesale emptying of
stores and squares came the necessity
for guards, and the Brunswick Rifle
men came out for guard duty. At 0
o'clock the riot alarm wus sounded and
both the Riflemen nnd the naval re
serves came out nt double quick and
will do guard duty all night. The fire
Interfered with the gus and electrlo
works and no lights ure burning to
night, while the dense smoke keeps
Brunswick In totul darkness.
Suicide of Maxey Cobb.
Lincoln, Neb,, April 2. Two boys hunt
ing ducks near the state penitentiary
building this evening found the dead body
of .Maxey Cobb, treasurer of this (Lancas
ter) county. Ho had committed suicide,
presumably by poison. This Is the traxle
sequel to the treasury shortuge of nearly
H0.IW0 which developed last week, and for
which Cobb was held responsible.
Nina Persons Drowned.
Lancaster, Ky April 2. News was re
ceived today from Kuffalo Creek. In Ows
ley county, w.lileh gives particulars of the
drowning oi nine people in huiihio creeg
during the recent cloull burst. The dead
are: Miss Mary Qat-rett, Mrs, George
Gepson and three chndren. two children
of Will Burns, and two ethers whose
Mines cannot be leaned,
IRON AND STEEL COMBINE
Secret Meeting Held at Hotel
IRON MAGNATES PRESENT
Pool Programme to Advance th. Prise
of Steel Billets from SIT to
$.0 Ton at th
New York, April 2. Representatives
ot all the big steel and iron companies
In the country held a secret meeting
here today at the Hotel Waldorf. The
Hotel Savoy had been selected as the
meeting place, but tn order to throw
the newspaper men on the scent the
steel men took refuge in cabs and hur
ried to the Waldorf.
The following are among those In
attendance: President Powell Stack
hottse. of the Cambria Iron and Steel
company; President John G. Lehman,
of the Carnegie Steel company; Vice
President Crane and Mr. Gates, from
the Illinois Steel company; George T.
Oliver, Pittsburg: Mr. Whltcomb. Ohio
Steel company: P. M. Gilbert, Colum
bus. Ohio; Willis King, or Jones
Laiighlin, Plttshurg; General Pltz
hugh, of Schoenhurg V Co., Juniata
Iron company; E. V. Felton, of the
Pennsylvania Steel company, as well
as representatives from the Troy Steel
company. Maryland Steel company,
Johnston Steel company and the Cleve
land Rolling Mill company.
Mr. Crane, of the Illinois Steel com
pany, declined to discuss the details of
the programme, as did others who were
seii. President Staokhouse insisted
that the newspapers were making too
much fuss about a "small business
Tlve "pool" programme as far as
could be learned today, ia substantial
ly as follows: To advance the price of
-.eei unlets rmm 117 to n:o a ton at
the makers' mill. The production is to
he districted according to the needs of
the country. There la no combination
with any Euroiean or foreign manu
facturers. The steel representatives say
tnat tn iron business is plokinc un all
over the country, and that they want
to get all the manufacturing Interests
togetner, including the beam and struc.
tural men, so as to make a little sur
plus to offset the depression and losses
of the past two or three years,
Mr. Andrew Carnegie, the Iron king.
has Just returned from Florida, When
seen today regarding the steel and iron
meeting by a reporter he said that he
had not heard of the projwised com
bination ot steel manufacturers. "
don't think It will amount to much.'
continued Mr. Carnegie. "In times of
depression and stagnation people are
disposed to get together and agree to
suspend the law of competition. But
no permanent results follow. I never
believe In combination,. They are only
for weak people. They give a little
temporary strength to those weak per
sons, but they are not good for th
strong and healthy.
"What Is your opinion of the general
outlook in business?
"Well, business Is not good." replied
th iron king. "A general depression
prevails and I think that w must get
the presidential election over before we
can hope for general prosperity. Af
ter that I hope the currency system of
the government will be placed upon a
proper financial basis so that we will
get rid of the agitation for a change of
Plttshurg. Pa,, April 2. The Amcrl
can Manufacturer In Its edition tomor
row will say concerning the Iron and
"When It was announced a few days
ago that the makers of bessemer steel
hud united In an effort for higher rates
and had decided that $20 per ton should
be the minimum rate for billets, the
trade was, to say the least, very much
astonished. This matter remains the
principal topic In trade circles during
the week. It Is yet rather early for
even the best Informed to predict what
the effect will be. It is the general
opinion that If the plnn succeeds the
entire iron and steel trade will be ben
efitted. Certain It Is, however, that the
pig Iron market has already felt to
some extent the result of the movement
as bessemer has made a material ad
vance. Aside from the bessemer move
ment, the trade generally shows noth
ing new. Finished lines remain about
as they were, and even pig Iron Is un
moved, except In the case of bessemer
This is the principal objection made
to the sudden advance in steel. It is
argued that owing to the amount of
finished stuff now on hand, the ad
vance will be some time In reaching the
finished product, meanwhile the finish
er must suffer. The general opinion Is
that the next few weeks will see some
Interesting times tn the Iron and steel
trade, as things are now In a condition
to be affected by comparatively little."
OBS 1' IN ATE JURYMAN.
Stands Out for Conviction Against
Klevon Men Favoring Acquittal.
Baltimore. April 2. Mrs. Mattle V.
Angcller and her husband, Frank,
chatged with the murder of Chnrles F.
Darker, the Massachusetts salesman,
will buve temporary freedom, at least.
after having been locked up since Jan
uary 11. The Jury In their case, which
had been out since 3 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, came into court at 3 o clock
today and said they could not agree on
H verdict. They were discharged and
upi-n application ot Attorney William
F. Campbell Judge Wicked fixed the
j lint bull of the prisoners nt 310,000.
Mr. Campbell says he will furnish the
hail and have the prisoners released
pending a second trlul.
It was learned that the rumor In ref
eicnce to the Jury standing eleven to
one In favor of acquittal was correct,
the distillate juryman being the second
on the panel, John W. Boland, who
stood out for a verdict of murder In the
Late this afternoon three bondsmen
qualitled In the sum of $10,000 each and
Aligners was released.
llernld's Weather Report.
IGew York, April 3. Herald's weatlier
forecast: In the middle states today,
clear, collier weather und fresh to brisk
northwesterly und westerly winds will
prevail, preceded liy freezing tempera
ture in the morning In and north of the
Delaware valley, and rollowetl by slowly
(in 8aturdv fall- nnd warmer weather
will prevail, with fresh westerly to south
erly winds, followed by cloudiness and
probably snow and rain In und near thu
The ' Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, the
American umbassador, and Mrs. Bayard
are Knenillnu the Kiister liollilavs at Hlnl-
shall house. Yorkshire, where they are the
guests ot l.o rd .YiiiKueton.
Henrv White, formerly Hrst secretary
of the American legation, has returned
from Egypt, and will aall for the Unite!
Btates on the American line steamer New
York, which leaves Southampton Saturday.
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FOUGHT FOR FAIR SMILES.
Ktval Lovers, I'rged on by Joalousy.
Surap to a Finish.
Kokomo, Ind., April 2. Edward
Dykes, aged 17, nnd Joseph Illce, age
2-, were rival claimants for the liana
of a fair young duughter of a farmer
in the Center school house neighbor
hood, near Colfax. They were furious
ly Jealous of each other, and a physical
contest resulted. The two lovers chose
seconds and repaired to the school
house ynrd, where a ring was formed
and a bloody battle, lasting several
Dykes, though the younger came out
victorious, to the great Jdy of the young
lady, whose sympathies were with him.
A wedding will follow In due time.
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