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SCRANTON. PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1900.
WU TING FANG
Views o! the Unhappu Kingdom
Presented from a Native
TALK AT PHILADELPHIA
The Chinese M.nlster Delivers nn
Interesting Address Before the
American Academy of Political
and Social Science The Cause of
the Unpopularity of Foreigners in
China Is Explained A word for
ly Rxcludvc Wire fiom 1 lie A-ocialeil l'lci.
Philadelphia, Nov. 20. Wu Ting
Fang, the Chinese minister, who ar
rived here Inst night from Washing
ton, delivered an address tonight be
fore the American Academy of Political
and Social Science. Mr. Wu, who has
made frequent trips to this city, but
never has seen the sights of the oitv,
was taken on a tour of observation to
day ly membeis of the academy. X
visit was made to the University of
"ennsylvania, damps' ship yaid,
League Island navy yaid, Standard
Oil works, and a number of large In
dustrial establishments. After complet
ing lils sight-seeing tour the minister
was the guest of Provost Charles ('.
Harrison, of the University of Penn
sylvania. Speech of Mr. Wu.
Tonight's meeting of the Academy of
Political and Social Science was held
In the New Century drawing room, and
the auditorium was well filled with
prominent men and women of the city,
who came to hear the Chinese diplo
mat. Jlr. AVu's subject was "The Cause
of the Unpopularity of Forcigneis in
China," and ho handled It ably. Mr.
Wu, in part, said:
The subject under disi usilun N .c delicate
tin- (or hip lo handle. hen 1 was asketl to
tin1 my lews on it my fust impulse uai to
iccp out of (lip way ,is f.ir as poviblo. Hut
titer Rhine the matter due loiiMdciation I
'oiwdcrrd it nty ehil.i in virey of 1 lie importance
if the (.ubjcit to do my pirl in nvcil.iiuiiu: tho
rral iausc-s .mil NiiKEt"tinir icniodic-. foi their if
tioval. .So I have ionic hero tod.iy lo tpeak. for
,i.-clf as a Chinaman who lus llid anionic foi
.'incrs mid can i-pc-uk tiom pclMin.il kuiivvlcdire,
Wc llml dial Cliii'.i In ancient tiinei was not
Indisposed to tr.ido and Inteicnm-o with the
outer world. Foreigners came from the nciiih
lioriiur coiinliic in Asl.1. Tluy inlciiiiinultd
fieely with the nitivcd and vvcio ton-ielcicil ilur
Iner their sojourn as Chinese. In fact they
adopted our itivtnms and manners On the otlur
hand tlio f liinoc novir luanlfolid any ill-fcei-Incr
or aninioMly toward foreigners. In later
limes we llml tint foieisiinia in (iilni weie
treated not only villi kindnc-3 ami coiiMileiatiun
but with frrc.it lc-pcct. Keen oflhial pot were
ppen to thi-m,,
Now it li an indisputable (ait (hat time is a
ttrong feeling acailnl foieiKiieri at Hie present
Hay. 'J he qui .-.I inn i-,; How has thl-. Huiiko
came about? Wo have to ko bail, lo the refills
of the hist half i rutin j. v hud that foreign
ers from the west did not below; to the wiuio
clacs of pel 6i .'is as we hid been .icciMouicd to
deal with. 'Ihey wne ditreient in coloi. lace
and language, and did not uh-civc- tmi cus
toms and maimil.-. Dillh nllic-, and disputes
ari-inp fiom inUundei.standlns ri'iiltcil in v.u
fare. In older to make peace, China had to
liianl extraordimr.v piivlli'Kcs to foieii;i(is ami
piy heavy iutlcmuitiiw. fter Mieh a sid ex
perience, is it a wonder that the t hinu-e- peo
ple cnteilain anything but fiiendli .-cntinnnts
It his been commonly supposed that inls-dou-Rrles
arn the Kle r.mo of iiuti-toiei;n fieiins
In China, 'lids charge is unfair, Mii-donaiies
have done a ericat deal of Rood in China. They
have tianslatcd useful woiki into the Chinese
laiiKUJKe, published Miilitlllc and idin.itlou.il
journals, and established ieliools all our the
ounti.. Midleal lnis-iiunilis i-pni.ill,v hue
I I'll ruuaikahly .suet,rful in their philanthropic
uoik. On tlie oilier hand, we iim-t not lie blind
to tlio fact that Mine of their liiethien, In their
r(Csslo mA to couieit Chinese lo their faith,
liaic been indlscicet in their luudutt. Installers
are not wanting of luissloniiles Inleifeiin? in
the .uliiilnistiatlon of justice in Chinese com Is,
Dy tica.ly inlssluiuuis liai a lifrht lo rtside
in any pait of China. .(Mini foiclKiieis ate al
lowed to icsldc only in the tiraly ports. In (lie
interior, a mUsloiuiy ciunot but ecite u Rte.it
ileal of cuiloslty, icpielally when he letiuns his
national drcs. Uhui be, nmn'mer, publlily
comhmns the ilieiishul Irailllious of ( Idui, pro
sltluu the worsliip of aiiresteis and idols In bo
tiwlcss iicrfornunee, cle,, the feelitr; of the
tlilnetc people cm be i.iilly umliintood. III,
rionarira are plnied in a utj dclleati: situation,
and not all of them uic cautions ami discieet.
The ucneral attitude of foielKhcrs toward thi
ncsc has had n prcat ileil to do witli their mi
popularity. All foiciKners in China c.ury with
Ihrui the laws of their icpectho count lies. The
local authorities have no jinisdictioii over tlum.
ronsen,ucntly they form a tort of priiileired clas,i,
and consider tiieiusehea more as lords of the
rountry than asbtransers in a stuiiKe liml. They
frequently treat the cutom, tiadllliu and iu
ttltutlotu of the countiy with contempt, .mil
in this way excites the lll-tcellnx of the natiies.
Moreover, their conduct toward the Chinese, in
ether respects, is by no means exemplary, Chi
nese merchants lime not atuaja met with the
courtcsim due to men of their position. Analn,
the general mass of the people irceio beaut
courtesy at the hands of foieluner. Chines)
coolies arc often caned and kicked In tlio streets
without the least provocation. The beatlui; of
ihair coolies and tenants Is a matter uf daily
occurrence. Jlbcomidercd acts of this kind nie
talked about, and greatly embitter the feeliui;
of the liitiu-s against foreigners. It is fair In
mention that time, are forclgneis who treat the
Chinese with every consideration and who dis
approve of buch higlfhandeil proceedings of their
(ountniuen. Hut unfortunately the mischief
done by othcis counterluUuccs the favorable Im
pression created by them.
Work of the Press.
The geneial tone of the foreign pic In China,
li, also, calculated to set the wjiolc Chinese
nation against foreigners and things foteigu.
Columns are ileioled dally to dinounelug tin.
Clilnesu gov eminent and its oflitials and eon.
demuiiig ever.vlliln' which the people hold dear
und mi red. The icicnt unfoitiinate uprising Is a
liod tend lo writers for the foicigu pm..-, H
IiiniUhiM 1 luiii with maleiial for bljik(iiardli'g
the goveriiuirut and people of Cdui without
tllnt. Kcn the dlplouulle repicsentallvi's of
China ubrojd have not cscjpul the geiural con.
iloninalion. l)r, Moiilsou, a cimcpoiideut of tin
London Tunes, went far as to iluige my
colleague in Loudon, and mbClt, Willi baicfunl
luendaclly, "Xt for no self, 1 hope Id be abii
to Jito down all blander of this kind. Hut the
mass of the Chinese people are not u philosoph
ical. They cvniiot under tlio circumstances en
tertain friendly scntlnicnli toward their slan
derers. lUenls nf recent jeari li.o aVo done much
to inerrase the liltter frcllnp; hctwren Clilncse
anil foreigners. Tim sclrurc nf territory wlllioul
compensation, the forcible takltur of lands from
their Chinese owncis, (he rough tic.itment ii"
celird by those) in defense of their rifthts all
these h.ie added fuel lo the flame. In say
ing this, t do not wish lo lomey the Impres
sion that the Chinese are entirely free fiom
blame. They are at fault In lliat they nrn loo
suspicious of foreigners, and unwilling to learn
from the outside world,
.Vow the quellon orlse, What are tlio reme
dies for this unsatisfactory state of things?
first of all, foreigners should show more eon
sldei.illou tor the feelings of the natives. Chi
nese customs and manners are not neecssirlly
bad; foreign ways nrc not alwajic the best,
foreigners should be more Fparlng In their con
demnation of things Chinese. In tlio next phee,
foreigners In their dally intercourse with edu
cated Chinese should remember that tt lie pollte
nes Is the same In China ac elsewhere. In
the tiiliil place, the foreign pic-cs In China
should Swiinio a more conciliatory tone toward
I lie government and people of China. Many
Chinese enn reiil foreign papers'. It would ba
i good thing' iiNo In send only medltat mis
sionaries to China, if this Is impracticable, non
medical missionaries In China should establish
schools and lihiaries.
In conclusion, China i-houM not be judged
an online,- to the fniclgn standard. Mistakes have
been committed en both sides, bet us profit by
our past cperienie and avoid similar lntstakt-s
in the fuluie. It Is unple.ismt In ultlcire other
people. My aim In doing o Is lo remove clllfi
initios and create hat monj and friendship.
Other speakers at the meeting were
Dr. William A. P. Martin, piesldent of
the Imperial university at Pekln, and
the Hon. George F. Seward, ex-minister
Minister Wu, after his lecture, was
tendered an informal reception at the
Union league. He will return to Wash
ington tomorrow morning.
OF PAUL KRUGER
He Will Be Given a Warm Recep
tion at Marseilles Kruger in
By i:elusive Wire fiom Tlio Associated l'icss.
Mar.seillcK, Nov. 20. Former Ptcsl
dent Kruger will probably land here
Thursday, instead of tomorrow. Bad
weather is reported in the Mediter
ranean and the Dutch cruiser Oolder
land, on which he is a passenger, may
hug the coast of tlio gulf of Genoa in
preference to heading direct for Mar
seilles, so as to avoid the cross seas.
Kvery preparation, however, has been
made for Mr. Kruger's possible landing
tomorrow. The police and military are
held In readiness, and the Boer recep
tion committee has not made any
change In the arrangements for the re
ception. Workmen have been busy
erecting llagstaffs ulong the water side
at Ija Joliette and at the outer dock,
where the steam launch with Mr.
Kruger on board will land. It Is cer
tain that Mr. Kruger's arrival here will
be the occasion for a great, popular
demonstration along the route from the
dock to the hotel, which is situated on
the principal boulevard, known as the
t'anneblorc. It is equally certain that
the formal proceedings, receptions, etc.,
will not be invested with the great Im
portance, owing to the abstention from
them of the prefect, mayor and other
functional ies in their official capacity.
A surprise came today in the shape of
the arrival here of TCloff, Mr. Kruger's
private secretary, who left the Gcldor
land at Poi t Said and came ahead on
the French steamer Iaos.
Kloff left Mr. Kruger in perfect
health and spirits. The former presi
dent occupies cabins situated in the
stern of tlio Gelderland. His dining
room Is decorated with portraits of the
Dutch royal family, a picture of Queen
Wllhelmlna having the place of honor.
The Hoor delegates, Messrs. Fischer,
Wessids and Grobler, who have also
arrived here, expressed to the repre
sentative of the Associated Press their
earnest 'wish to have the American peo
ple with them in their efforts to secure
a termination of the war. They s.aid
they knew Mr. Kruger also appreci
ated American sympathy and still
hoped It would lead to practical results
favorable to the cause of his country.
Tim delegates, however, were unable
to say exactly what Mr. Kruger will
decide to do after landing In Franco.
After landing In France, he will prob
ably look around before issuintr a dec
laration. There Is much talk in Marseilles to
the effect that a counter demonstra
tion will occur, or that anti-Knclish
outcries will be raised which might re
Milt in street disorders. Hut neither
the piefect, nor the mayor, nor the
Kfiullsli, nor tho American consulate
attach the slightest importance to these
A pro-Boer commlttco has Issued an
appeal, copies of which were posted on
tho walls of the town this afternoon,
calling on the people to cheer for Mr.
Kruger and the Boers, but to refrain
from any Anglophobia demonstration.
NEW TIIIAI, FOR KENNEDY.
The Alleged Murderer of Dolly Rey
nolds Will Have Another Chance,
By Kxcluslvo Wire Irom Tlio Associated Tress.
Albany, Nov. 20. The court of ap
peals today handed down a decision
granting a new trial to Dr. Samuel F,
Kennedy, the Now York dentist, con
vloted of tho murder of Kmellne C,
Reynolds, better known as "Dolly"
Tho Reynolds woman was found with
her skull crushed In In a room at tho
Grand hotel, In Now York olty, on tho
morning of August in, 189!). Dr, Ken
nedy was the lust person seen In her
company, He was sentenced to bo
electrocuted the week beginning May
TEN YEARS FOR LARCENY.
By EicIujIvo Wire from Tho Associated J're&J.
DoyleUovvn, I'a,, Nor. SO. John Bojd, aliaj
John Slum, pleaded tfullty today to the Isrieny
of a team of horses owned by Dr. J, X, llleh
ards, of FulUlngton. He was sentenced by
Judge Vcrkes to leu years in tho penitentiary,
Dy Kuclieihe Wirt from The Auocialed Press.
llarrlibuur, .Nov. !20. (lovcruor Mono today
re-appointrl Irvine A. Sirarns. of ' WllleesPaire,
and Charles B. Penrose, of Philadelphia, mem
bers of the state gaiuo commission.
Earnest Plea for Wide Expansion
Made bu Assistant Postmas
ter General Johnson.
PLAN OF OPERATIONS
Under Ordinary Conditions a Full
Route Is Twenty-five Miles It Is
Believed That an Expansion of the
Service Can Be Affected with Very
Little Additional Expense.
By Exclusive Wire from llic Associated Press.-
Washington, Nov. 20. An enthus
iastic plea for a wide expansion of
rural free delivery Is made In the
annual report of W. M. Johnson, first
assistant postmaster general. He nays
that the extraordinary developments
of this system during the past twelve
months, under the stimulus of appro
priations of $450,000 for the fiscal year
IS'JH-iyoi), and $1,750,000 for the 'llscul
year 1000-1001, Is conclusive as show
ing that hereafter It must be a per
manent and expanding feature of the
The service can now be extended as
swiftly as congress may direct or us
the means permits, until it covers all
those portions of tho United States
now reached In whole or in part by
the more primitive methods of tin
postal service which have come down
to us nlnio.it without change from
colonial times. This change, Mr. John
son believes, can be eltcctcd without
excessive cost to the government, fu
ller ordinary conditions, a full route
is considered to be twenty-live miles,
so devised that the carrier does not
pass over the same ground twice in
the same day. The congressional rep
resentative controls tho appointments.
The pay of the rural carriers Is now
from $100 to $")00 per annum. There
are no rival service restrictions, nor
restrictions as to sex, but it is Inex
orably required that appointees shall
be of good character. Tho present
policy Is to extend rural delivery in
accoi dance with the demands made
from all parts of the country, so that
each individual route may be dove
tailed upon another route hereafter to
be started, and with this idea con
stantly kept in view, rural free de
livery is eventually to extend over all
well-settled rural communities In the
United States. t
Hearing on the question of cost,- a
statement compiled from the books of
tho office shows that from December,
1S99, to November 1. 1900, 439 star routes
and mail messenger services have
been discontinued or curtailed.
IN PURSUIT OF
Oeneral Macabolos with 100 Picked
Men Will Soon Be on' the Trail.
By Pxclwlve Wire fiom The Asnociated l'rc-s.
Manila, Nov. 20. General Macabolos.
the former Filipino chief, is prepared
to start in pursuit of Aguinaldo with
100 picked natives, supported by Amer
ican troops. Other ex-rebel Filipinos
will be used In campaigning in the
country. Their offers have not been
formally made yet, but they are ready
if tho authorities will accept their ser
vices. Aguinaldo, it Is supposed, is in north
ern Luzon, according to statements
made by ex-rebel leaders now In Ma
nila, confirmed from other sources.
Allpay, a renegade native, priest,
long an insuigent leader in Northern
Luzon, has written to friends In Ma
nila, asking for election news and re
questing to be Informed whether a
decision has been reached concerning
the relations between the church and
state and the disposition of church
properties. Tlio replies sent him con
tain tlio Information that church and
state will lie separate and that entire
religious freedom will be allowed.
CHAIRMAN MANLEY RESIGNS.
Ily Exclusho Wire from Tho Asooelated Press.
Augusta, Me., Nov, 20. Jamci. Jfanley, for sl-.
lecn yearn chairman of tlm executive committee
of tho Mainu Itcpuhlicans, today reined to
take effect in the new year when the incoming
committee la organized. Mr. Manley has served
continuously for twenty jeura on tho commit
tee and for nineteen years as a nicmhcr of the
KANSAS ELECTION RETURNS,
By reclusive Wire from The Aoclated Press.
Topcka, Kan., Nov, 20, Tho official leturns
from Kansas counties just compiled show that
the total vote of the etalo was 310,017. For
president, McKlnley received lh7,6Sl Bryan, leij,
77; for coventor, Stanley, llcpuhllean, UP.tlVi
ihcidenthal, fusion, IGS,830. Tlio Kepubllcans
will have a majority of 71 on joint ballot In the
IRISH LEAGUE ENTERPRISE.
By Eicluslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Dublin, Nov, 20. At a meeting of the direc
tors of tho United Iiisli league today John Red.
inoud presiding, a resolution calling on the Irish
members of parliament not to attend the
house of commons In December but to stay home
and make a success of the convention for perfect,
lug (ho Nationalist organization, was unani
KILLED BY BRICK.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
UltsMII, N. V Nov. 0.-By tlio collapse of
a section nf a brick kiln In the Pastern Paving
Uriel; sard this afternoon, one man, an Kalian,
was killed, six others wcic injured, three per
DEATHS OF A DAY.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlio Associated Press,
Lexington, Ky No, 20. Captain Peter Ever
ctt, who served under the Confederate Hag with
General John Morgan, died hero today from cry
PORTO RICO ELECTIONS.
Work Attending First General Vote
Proved No Small Task.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Awoclalcil Tress.
Washington, Nov. 20. In a personal
letter, Governor Allen, of Torlo lllco,
describing brlelly tre? great work at
tending1 the. fliigt general election In
the new' possession, soys it proved no
small task lo lnlng the people of the
Island up to a proper understanding
of the Importance and nlgnlflcanee of
the occasion. They always had risen
governed by military rule and tho
privilege of the franchise was some
thing new and novel to them. Therj
was a total registry of 122,000. As a
rule, tho Federals refrained from vot
ing. The Republican hail a majority of
(10,000 and elected every member of the
legislature. Great interest is shown in
the coming meeting of the legislature,
on the third proximo, as It will be the
first tlm in its history that the peo
ple of the island huvo had an cppor
tunlty of legislating for themselves.
TORNADO SWEEPS TENNESSEE.
Three Persons Killed Outright Much
Damage to Cotton.
By Exclusive Wire from Thn Assoelslrd Press. '
L'aGrange, Tenn., Nov. 20. A tornado
struck this town today, causing much
damage, and killed three persons out
right. The storm made Its appearance
shortly after midday and swept every
thing in its path. Klght residences and
three churches were destroyed. The
damage to cotton In the roll will be
Secretary Gage Says They May Be
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Picsd.
Washington. Nov. 20. Secretary
i"5age and Commissioner Wilson, of the
internal levenuo bureau, were before
the Republican members of the 'ays
and means committee for some time
this alteration. The secretary told the
committee that in his opinion thero
might be a reduction of revenues of
$20,000,000. The war revenue act now
raises about $100,000,000. Commissioner
Wilson went over the schedule with
the members of the committee and
both he and Secietary Gage were
questioned as to where reductions
could be made to the best advantage
from the treasury view-point.-
A considerable part of the discus
sion was confined to schpdulo B, which
taxes medicinal and proprietary arti
cles and preparations, perfumery, cos
metles. chewing sum, wines, etc. There
was also discussion of stamp taxes.
The discussion Indicated that the
committee favored quite a change in
this feature of the law and reductions
wherever possible. The committee also
desires to eliminate the taxes on con
veyances, of which there lias bpen a
great deal of complaint.
It can be stated that In a general
way It will be the aim of the commit
tee to abolish tho most burdensome
taxes and to grant relief from stamp
taxes as far as possible.
The committee late In the day called
on the president to obtain his views on
the pioposed reduction. The commit
tee will meet again tomorrow.
After there has been a general Inter
change of opinion on the proposed re
duction, It is quite likely that a sub
committee will be appointed to draft
The measure, after it has been agreed
upon by the Republicans, -will be sub
mitted to the Democrats of the com
niltteee. KILLED HER SON.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Picas.
Philadelphia, Nov. 20. While hinillinpr a ie
volvcr today, Jlr,), Pon.ihl MiL'oimick, a .minis
mauled unman, of Diamond Ml ret, ahuve Nine
teenth, bhot ami hMaiilly Killed her li.vcar-nld
sun, llaiold, 'Ihe revolver nan one that the
woman's husband, who is employed at uighl,
had idvcn her lo protect herself with in his
nbneme. The shock which followed the Mioolliij
M unnerved the mother tli.it It was ueceasary
to hend her to a hopilul, llei condition is ncri
ou. NEW BASE BALL CIRCUIT.
By Eclusl,e Wjre Irom The Associated I'rcus.
(.'liliMlfu, Nov. W. President .foliu-on, of the
Ameilcan ll.iso Ball Icairuc, tttalcd today (hat
ho had ueeived tiller. inn fiom all the tluhs
in the league e.xtcii-llncr for Ihiity ilajs ilia
pieseut five-year aitri'cnirnt vvhlih expire lo
iiildit. This will erivo Ihiity days In wlilrh to
meet and peifcet the oriMiiizatiou with tho new
circuit which is to include Washington and Hat
tlmoie. DIED AT 103 YEARS.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
llatavia, N. V Nov. -0, Michael Carney, who
claimed to bo till jean, uf age, died today, lie
claimed ho was born in Westpnrt, licl.mil, on
August 0, 1707. Ho bad been a resident of lla
tavia llfty-elght yeira and had enjoyed com
paratively good health until recently, Ills oc
cupation was that of u day laborer.
STEEL WORKERS LAID OFF.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Cleveland, Nov, 20. All the liicjittnicn em
ployed at the Newhure mill of tho American
bleel and Wire company in tills city, have been
laid off, About 1,000 men uro said to bo .incited
by the order, live olhcials of the company iu.
fuse to make any statement concerning the mat
ter, DEATH FROM GAS.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Ncvvaik, N, J,, Nov, 20. Nicholas 1'iolnilo waj
found dead out Nicholas X.ula dlng, fiom ga
a'.phvxljtluii In it loom In the rear of a. baiber
shop at Eigltfli avenue and Bovden fctieci, litis
eltj, today. I.n Investigation showed that Ihe
Kas had escaped frcm the main In tlio sired,
entered the cellar and pxs-eil up thioutjli the
Hoor into the loom whric tlm men slept.
KICKED TO DEATH.
By Exclusive Wire from 'the Associated Press.
llarrisburg, Nov, 20. Philip Bender, a faun
baud, whllo turning a horo today at Bridge-
-or I, had an ciilcpliu fit and fell under Hie
animal's feet and was kicked lo death. Bender
was 50 )rars old aud was employed by James
t'rauklio, a fanner.
Members and Guests ol Ghaniber
of Commerce Enlou a Ban
quet at Delmonico's.
FOUR HUNDRED PRESENT
Hon. Charles Emory Smith Re
sponds to Toast to the Presidents
of tho United States Ohauncey M.
Depew, Bishop Lawrence and
Others Make Addresses President
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated PrM.
Now York, Nov. 20. Pour hundred
members and guests of the chamber of
commerce sat down at the one hun
dred and thirty-second annual banquet
of the chamber at Delmonico's tonight.
Morris K. .Tessup, president of the
chamber, presided, and with him at the
table of honor were Postmaster General
Charles Kmory Smith, "Whltelaw Reid,
Levi P. Morton, Senator Chauiicey M.
Depew, Klshiip Potter, Bishop Law
rence, of Massachusetts: .John K.
Co wen, of Ualtlmoie; Frank A. Van
ilerlip, assistant secretary of the treas
ury; Supreme Court Justice Edward
Patterson, Samuel D. Babcock, Charles
Stewart Smith, Alex. E. Orr, St. Clair
McKelway and Murat Halstead. Bishop
Potter said grace and Mr. Jessup an
nounced the toasts and speakers, which
were as follows:
"The President of the United States,"
response by Charles Emory Smith,
postmaster general: "Her Majesty,
Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom
and Empress of India;" "The State of
New York." response by Senator
etiaunecy M. Depew; "The eolation of
the Material Prosperity of a People to
Their Morality," response by Right
Rev. 'William Lawrence, D. D., bishop
of Massachusetts; "The Transportation
Interests of the Atlantic Seaboard," re
sponded to by J. K. Covven; "The
Judiciary," responded to by Alton B.
Parker, chief justice of the court of
appeals of the state of Now York; "The
Army and Navy," response by Albert
S. Barker, United States navy.
Mr. Jessup made some introductory
remarks, and read the following from
lAciuiiie Malleoli, V adduction, Not. 1'.'.
Dear .Mr. .rnstip: 1 write to assure con ftet
in.v deep leepet that I have been nimble to ae
ept Ihe scry kind Invitation extended to me by
the chamber of enmmeire of the state- of ?sovv
Voile to attends its annual banquet on til" even
iucr of the '.:0th instant. It would have oflorded
tin- a great deal of plca-auc to be present but
the prosiuc of my official duties renders it ini-poM-ihle
for me lo come- lo New- YoiU at this
lime. I li.cve promised m,i.iclf tho pleasure if
llic piivilegc N acrain ctcndtd to me ol at
tending; one of the future banquets of the clum
ber of eonimc! co.
Please eUond my coiili.it greeting to the
membeis ot join onrnniraliou and their fe-iiests
at Ihe banquet and my" Rood wishes for a most
onjo.t able oecasoln. Sincerely jours,
The president was toasted, and then
the speaking began.
FRAUD IN VERMONT BANK.
Cashier Gave Worthless Security for
316,000 Loaned to His Son.
Ilv- Eiclusive Wile fiom The Associated Piece.
Montpeller, Vt Nov. :'0. A report
that . L. Clos.son. cashier ot the First
National bank of Sprlngflled, was $20.
ono short In his accounts caused F. G.
Field, president of the bank, to make
the following statement:
"Cashier Clnsson some time ago al
lowed his son. O, L. Clossnn. jr., a
numbers of tho defunct brokers llrm
of Knott it Olosson, of Burlington, to
draw J1G.O0O fiom the bank, Riving as
security a deed of real cMato which
has since proved to be worthless. As
the deed was mude out to Closson per
sonally, his bondsmen have been
culled upon lo make the amount good.
They huvo usked that Clos.son he re
tained as cashier whllo they ore mak
ing an Investigation."
The credit of tho bank Is in no way
impaired, and the institution is doing
business as usual.
. " .
FIGHTING OVER A CORPSE.
Oliver Bond Sues to Compel the Re
turn of His Wife's Body.
Special lo the bcranton Tribune.
AViilkes-Barre, Nov. 110, Oliver Bond
today brought action In the civil couits
against his daughter, Mrs. Henry Lent,
lo compel the latter to return tho dead
body of her mother to Us former burial
place In City cemetery.
The father alleges that his daughter
had (ho body of her mother disinterred
In ono cemetery and re-Interred In an
other comotory without authority from
him. The action Is creating consider
able Interest, ns there has never been
a similar case tried in this state before,
By Exclusive Wlro fiom The Aoclated Press.
New York, Nov, 20. Arrived; I.'Aqultalue,
from Ilavie. Cleared; Majettlc, Liverpool;
Wcitciiiland, Antwerp; New York, Southampton,
hailed: Trave, lircmcii via Southampton; Iiovic,
I.lveipool; Ilelejiavla, llanibiirer. ItottcrdaniAr
lived: llottcidani, New York via lloulogne,
HoulhamptoH Arrived; Kalseiln Maria 'fherrtla,
New York for llieincn. Gibraltar Arrived;
Ivali-er Wilhelni II, New York for Naples and
ficiioa, li mouth Sailed: Patricia, from Ham
burg and Houloirno, New Yoik.
SILK MILL TO CLOSE.
Py Exclusive Wiie fiom 'J lie Associated Piesa.
Paterson, N. J Nov, SO. Tlio Pioneer Mlk
i-onipany, the oldest concern of the kl-nl in the
cily will, it is tU(eU, ask for tho appoint
ment of u ue eiver tomorrow to wind up its af
fairs. The company haj mills hero and at Al
Icutouii, Pa. It in ulaleil that tho business of
tho companv ha.s been die reailiijr for homo time
pait but It will be able to pay off in full all in
debteduos. The closing of Ihe milts vvill'thiovv
out of employ mi nt Ivvu thousand hands. 'Ihq
mills wire founded by the lato John P)le.
TDE NEWS THIS M0KNINU
Weather Indications Today,
(leneral t'abti ct at Washington Dlscaw
W'ti Tlner I'lincr Talks on tlio Troubles of China,
Pinner of the New York Chamber of Com
merce. Scheme for Vice Poftal Delivery,
2 Local Annual Jiecliiiir
of the Hahnemann
3 Local One Day's Courl ltecord,
Councilman lloehc'.s Plea for lli'.niony in
News and ('ommeiil.
j Local A Local Editor l!oi-evvlilpied.
Hoard of Assoc lated Ch.nltlcs Li-tens to hlart
i! Local West Seranlou and Suburban.
7 Noitheasteui Pennsjlvanla.
8 Local Live News ol the Iinhistii.it vVo-ld.
No Efforts at making a Change in
Apportionment Will Be Made
Hy Exclusive Wire from The Asoelaled Pie's.
Washington, Nov. 20. Representative
Hopkins, of Illinois, chairman of the
house committee of census, which
committee will have charge of the leg
islation affecting the apportionment of
the house, today expressed the opin
ion that there would be no decided
elfort during the next session of con
gress to decrease the congressional
representation of the southern states
because of the disfranchisement of ne
groes. He said that In all probability
the subject would be discussed, but
ho thought that upon the whole the
committee would favor the plan of
basing representation upon the num
ber of Inhabitants.
Discussing the general subject of ie
apportlonment, Mr. Hopkins said:
"The committee on census will meet
during the first week of the session
lo frame a bill providing for reappor
tionment. I 'think that a proposition
will be adopted which will increase the
present membership of the house. It
has been suggested that we author
ize one member for every 198,000 In
habitants. That seems to be the ratio
that is In general favor among mem
bers of the committee. This proposi
tion would entail an increased mem
bership of from l." to 20 members.
"According 'to calculations t have
made, this reapportionment would add
members to the house from Now York,
Pennsylvania and Illinois and perhaps
other states. States like Nebraska and
Maine might lose members by the pro
posed law. Some of the southern
states might also suffer from the pro
portion agreed upon, although to what
extent cannot now be ascertained.
NO CHANGE OF RULES.
Republican Convention in Philadel
phia So Decides.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlio Associated Pn-s.
Philadelphia. Nov. 20. The P.epubll
can convention to consider a "evlstou
of the rules governing the Republi
can primary elections in Philadelphia,
met today and adopted a resolution
that the qualifications of a Republican
voter shall remain as they are at pres
ent. The rules now make eligible to
vote at a primary election any who
voted for the Republican stati or na
tional candidates at the preceding c;en
eral election. Tt had been expected
that when the convention met today
that the rules would be amended to
leeiulre that the voter must have voted
the entire Republican ticket. If a
resolution to this effect had' been car
ried It would have practically read
out of tho Republican party all thosa
who voted for tho McKlnley electors
at tlio last election, but who cut Ihe
Republican county ticket and voted
for tho Municipal League candidates.
The convention took no additional
action other than the appointment of
a committee of seven to consider any
necessary changes In tho rules.
THE CZAR'S CONDITxON.
Less Favnrable Bulletin Issued by
the Emperor's Physicians.
By Eiclusive Wire from The Auoclatcd Press.
Llvidia, Nov. 20. Tho bulletin Issued
by tlm czar's physicians today (Is lsa
favorable. It says:
"Tho emperor passed a satisfactory
day yesterday. At ! o'clock in tlm
evening the patient's temperature was
102.2, pulse SO. His majesty slept tran
quilly until 3 o'clock In tho morning:.
Subsequently his rest was broken and
perspiration appeared. IThls morning
his condition was falily satisfactory,
temperature 100.4, pulse 70."
CHARLES H. HOYT DEAD.
Py Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Pi ess.
Charleitovvn, N. ll Nov, SO.-Ciiarlca H, llovt,
Ihe well leuown plivwilaiit, died at his leol
ilencc hero toniuiit of paresis fiom which ho
had been kuOeiiutr for tevrial months wt, Ever
suiie hU retvrn to Cliarleatovvn, after his li
I.umj fiom a private asylum in llaitfoul by older
of the court eaily in .iiku&1, It bad been known
by Ills ntteiidanti and nearest fi lends that Ids
condition was sc-rlnis and that thero was little
or no cliartu for his leeoveiy, Ho steadily lost
itrenath and this morning ho wittered n relape,
and becuiue unconscious, in which condition he
remained until dc-alli camo tonight,
STUART HELD TO BAIL,
By Exclusive Wlro from The Associated Preu.
Wilkes-Ilane, Pa Nov, 20. liev, Stuart waived
a hcailnsr before Pmiiro Hess, ol Wyoming, on
i-harKo of uboition and wa sent In jail. After
warcU tin' squill' admitted Stuart to $1,01X1 bail
for a hcaiilicr tomoiiciw as counsel claimed the
olfcn.se was .1 mere misdemeanor and wou ball
able. FIRST DAKOTA BLIZZARD,
By Fxcluslie Wire from The Associated Press.
Crane! Fork. N. U, Nov, ax 'the llrst blluard
of tho season cxcuireel last night. Tho storm vva
general tbiougbout tho stale und roaiU are badly
drifted. Seven inches ot tuow 1104 fallen uul tho
toun ll still ranging;.
Was the Main Topic lor Considera
tion at Yesterdays Gaul
Our 1 Government Not Disposed to
Join Other Powers in Making De
mands Upon the Chinese Imperial
Authoiities Whioh the Chinese
Government Cannot Comply with.
The United States, However, Doe
Not Propose to Be Driven Out.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated PrcM.
Washington, Nov. 20. The Chinese
situation was the main topic under con
sideration at today's cabinet meeting.
The administration is not disposed to
join with the other governments lit
making demands upon the Chinese Im
perial authorities which the Chinese
government cannot comply with.
So far as our government 1s advised,
the foreign ministers at Pekln ihave not
yet agreed upon all points under dis
cussion. Jlr. Conger has reported from
time to time, the various propositions
under consideration, but he 'has not
yet indicated that the end is at hand
or that anything In the nature of an
agreement has been reached upon
which the various powers might act,
and -which is to serve as a basis of
negotiations with the Chinese author
ities. Sir. Conger has not, however,
been heard from for a week, and this
fact has caused some discouragement
to the officials who expected that this
phase of the difficult Chinese question
would soon be closed. Having pushed
over the stage of prescription or the
Chinese leaders wno wore responsible
for the Boxer outrages, the foreign
ministers are believed now to be en
gaged with the ellflictilt subjects of In
demnities and guarantees. The last
United States proposition was In line
with the .Russian project to fillow the
Hague commissioners to adjust the In
demnities. It is believed that this
proposition has never commended It
self to the British or the German gov
ernments, and falling such a reference
of the question of Indemnity, It is be
lieved that It will be a most difficult
taste foi- the ministers at Pekin to
reach an agreement on this subject,
particularly of the existence of a very
strong suspicion of the motives of some
of these ministers.
This apparent difference in origin il
purpose between the United States
government and some of the other
powers have operated to prevent a.
settlement of the Chinese question
upon the broael lines laid down la
the state department's proposition. Jt
Is true that all of the powers sub
scribed a more or less reluctant as
sent to sueli proposals as look to the
prevention or the partition of China
and the guarantee of an "open door"
to all comers, yet it begins to appear
from the course of the negotiations
that either this promise is not sin
cere in all cases or that some of the
makers honestly have changed (heir
minds as to what shall be done for the
present in China.
It may be stated, however, regard
less of the embarrassments and de
lays that follow from the existence of
this state of affairs, .the the Unltetl
States government does not propose to
be driven out of the concert relative
to China at this juncture in tho negor
lions, for, notwithstanding the w lnh
cherished by the administration to free
tho government from these entangle
ments at the earliest possible moment
and move our military force from
China, it has been definitely deter
mined that this shall not bo done until
all proper Interests of the United
States in China have been conservcf".
BIG BOND SALS.
Controller Color Holds an Important
Sale in New York.
Dy Exclusive Wile fiom Tlio Associated li e-a-
New York, Nov, 20, Controller Color
held the biggest bond sale of tho year
today, when f-",,13.'i,96S of threo and one
half per cent, corporate stock was dis
posed of. All the bonds are p.iyablo
Nov. 1, 1910, except an Issue of f.ioo.toi)
for tho sanitary protection of water
supply, which Is payahlo Nov. 1, lSfc'O.
The interest is payable semi-annually.
There were llfteen bids received,
Tho highest wore those of Vcrmllyea
& Co and Harvey Flske & Sons, who
jointly hid 111.077 for tlio bonds of
1910 to the amount of $4,8.13,965, anil bid
107.177 for tho $500,000 worth of bond
payable In 1920, and the joint bid of
Kuhn, Loeb it Co. and Farson, T-cacV
& Co., of 110,35 for the whole Issue.
Tho controller said these llrms would
probably be awarded tho bonds.
Ilv i:.Yclulvc Who fiom Tliu Abociated 1'ii's.t.
IlarrMiun;, 'ov, hi), (iiaiten were ismed by
tho t-t tit- dcpailiueiit todiy to the following
corporations: ilm Citizen-,' hank, tiettyaburc;;
capital, f.'ii),imn, hnuthvlevv lluildlnir and Uou
uinoi l.ition, flaldwln township, Allegheny e-ouu-I);
NEW BANK EXAMINER.
Py Kxlusiio Wire fiom The Associated i'reJ.
lUrrhbun,'. Xov, 20. Clarence K, Seit, ot
Paelon, a ile-rU in the auditor neneral'ii office',
lixi been appointed a bank cxnnlucr to All tb
vacancy created b) t lie iiMeinatiun of C, C, Law,
4 t - t
WmMngton, Nov. 20. Korecajt for
Ea.tetu IVniidjlvanlai Palu Wednesday
ami probably Tliuuday; colder Thursday;
freili boutlierly vvlneU.