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SCRANTON, PA., THURSDAY MOKNINU, NOVEMBER 22, .1900.
THE BIG STORM
Immense Loss of Life and Property
from the Cyclone of
In Alabama and Tennessee Numerous Fatal
ities Are Reported Among the Whites and
Negroes Houses, Barns and Other Prop
erty Demolished by the High Winds.
Several Persons Injured and Valuable
Property Is Ruined at Schenectady Havoc
Wrought by the Hurricane Elsewhere.
Br Kxelu.lio Wlie from Hip A'-ioel ited t'resj
Nashville, Tcnn., Nov. 21. Tennessee
was swept lust night by the most de
stiuctive stoim ever known in the
M.'te. Mote limn iifty poisons weie
Killed and ;i hundred moie Injure',
Mhile the damage to houses timber j
and other juoperty will leach I.crs !
llsines. The stoim enteieil the state I
li oni Northern Mississippi and swept !
neioss in a northeastoilv dliectlon. '
(Treat damage is tepoited fioni llu1
eountleH boideting on 5Iist.lss.lppl. and
fm t her on, Columbia, In Maitiy county.
Is the liea lest sufiVier. LaMiiffni',
Moltnsvllle and Gallatin ,iNo lelt the
Mind's force, the stoim llnally lo-lng its
foice against the Ciinibetl'ind moun
'oliim)iI.i'! (ujtiall'cs number tvvciiT
ty-five dead ami nftv injuied. The list
of dead, so far ns known, is as. lololws:
Misses Flotence and Ilvelvn FtioII,
Captain anil Mis. A. Paul Adelot,
James Cheny, Mls-s Mile Forstho.
Mis. Tom Cm toll, Miss M. J. Vlles (all
Mhite): Winlleld. wile and eh II-
ilien, Tom Tlackney, .Ine Scott, filass
Brown, Peter Adams; rtyseone, conk
nt the Cniiolls. Fie unknown lies', oes
me in the TJniergency hospital. It Is
feaied some of the injuied v. Ill die.
The path of the stoim is ..bout llttv
yauls M'ldo and Mas thiough the noith-wes-ttrn
stibuibs of the town. In its
jiath everything Is completely Mieikel.
Not even the lion and stone fence il
Hie uibenal giounds are standing.
The houses of I'.iiitaln Aydelot, tlio
F.iuels and other lnigo lesldewes wire
Many Aie Homeless.
With the exception ot lllu.-e lour
houses, tile stoi ill's path was tli'iiiurH
n seitlon of the town populated ehielly
by negroes and the poorer classes, an 1
the houses weio mere hovils. It Is is.
Iltnateil that 150 of them weie tot.illv
destioved and a laiec number dam
aged. The sutfeilng of tlie people, i ru
de led homeless and beieft ul all their
goods, is iiltlnble. The number oi
houses destroed In the Motensvi lo
nelghboihood i sixteen. Then' Men
two fatalities. Miss Nannie Hamilton,
nged twenty-live, and Mi.s. Nunc
Iliamlctt, aged sity-lle. Twelve
othei.s Meie injuied. All of the sK
teeu house-, weio totally destioved.
Mr. Hamilton had MOO in money and
this was blown aw. in, and only a pait
The bahy of Jim Chi Minim, eolmecl,
Mas touiul auu yards liom the house,
unliijuied. One of the family dons was
djing by his .side.
At Luvcibtio, Histteii miles south of
here, on the Nashville, Chutuuooga anil
St. Louis, thii velocity of the wind was
marvelous, and fioni best reports lasted
only about twenty seconds, lit this
short time about tlilrt-llvo dwelling
iveio turned into kindling wood. Tho
Joss of life Is small, coinpaied with the
miraculous escapes made. The wind
made a swathe about 201) yatds wldu
through thu inidille of the town.
The Laveigno high school and tlio
depot, .the two hugest buildings, laid
Jlat on the gioiind. The loss of the.su
two -buildings is placed at $7,000. Two
large section houses, also, each valued
at $1)00, weio destroyed.
Tho victims of the tornado at-.
Georgo ItobeitHon ami his G-mnnths-old
child. Mr. Itobettson's house,
Mhlch was a very stiong log structure,
was in tho middle of the path of tlio
storm, and vvns laid Hat on thu ginuiid.
At the time Mr. llubeitson and hit)
child had letlicd and his wile was sit
ting near the bed, aiul betoiu the latter
could even warn her husband death
had claimed him.
Mrs. Robertson's; escape was marvel
ous. When found tho uni'oiiunato
man was pinned acioss thu back by a
latgu timber and a gie.it sear was
on tho back of his neck, No mail:
could bo illseoveied on the body of the
child, Both met Instant death, la al
most eveiy home theju were sjveial In
juied, In WJHItthison county great damage
was done, hut tho town of Fiauklln
escaped with comparatively small loss.
Houses nnd timber hi Sumner county
ulso stiff ei ed coiisldoiubly, but Hist le
ports sent out from Gallatin weie ex
aggerated. Great suffeilng Is being
experienced by those deprived of homi's
ut I.nvetgno und Noteusvllle.
The rise In tlio Cumberland river ut
Nashville Is the most lapld known In
twenty-flve years, tlio Mater haying
IN THE SOOTH
climbed twenty leet on the guage since
lJiiniingham, Ala., Nov. 21. Uy tele
phone Horn Columbia, Tenii , the fol
lowing details ot the stouu weio ob
tained: Loss of lilo in tlie vicinity of Co
lumbia is estimated at fioni thiity
live to foity. Most of these were ne
gioes, about twelve or l'ouiteen being
white. The stoim did not sti Iko the
town of Columbia proper, but swept
over the distiict to the noithwest of
Immense damage was done to rarms
and humlieds of head of live stock
v ere killed.
Consideiable damage resulted at
Mai tin's-Mill und ut Indian f'icek. ,
Twentv houses at Dallas, Ala,, near
lluntsvllle, weie demolished, but no
lives weie lost.
Near Franklin, the residence of Abe
Little was destroyed. Mr. Little and
Mis. M. Hughes being badly hint.
At loU's a sloie house was de
stio.ved and three negioes were killel.
Damage at Schenectady.
Schenectady. N. V., Nov. 21. Suei.il
poisons Mere lnhircd and many others
naiiowlv pseaped death. Mhlle thous
ands ot dollars' worth of damage mms
done as the lesult of tho cyclone in
this cllv today.
1'romlncnt among those injuied was
James A. Goodrich, pit sldent of the
Young Men's Christian association and
a piomlnent lawyei, who was blown
down and hint about the head. John
A. Castor and a fellow laboier Meie
blown Horn a scaffold at the Iocomo
live woik'i to the giound, fifty feet
away, and hrdlv injuied. They aie in
tin hospital. Tho base ball giand
sttind Mas wiecked and fiagments ear
ned thiough the air, demolished the
lionts ot houses in Delemont avenue.
Tluee babv cuiiiages weie upset and
the occupants nauowly escaped beins',
tuuupled to death under luuses' feet."
At the state street eiosiim, Chat lo-
Henedlct s ived a boy tiom tho wheels
of si Height train toward which ho was
The Alpha Knitting mill was badly
damaged. Two Ice houses on tho Mo
hawk llvet owned by Tlmson & Mo
Auley, weie demolished. A saloon on
Htnto sitifot, inn by Chailes McCon
kev. was wiecked.
Nashville, TVnn , Nov. 21. Various
dispatches Indicate that last nlght'N
stoim, which sv, ept over Nuithetn
Mississippi and eeiuuil and Western
Tennessee, was one ol gieul s-verity.
Advices by the Associated I'r.ss ar.d
fiom special correspondents show that
the total loss of lite In the tcril'.oiy
vlsited by tho tornado aheady
amounts to sixty-four and the number
of injured to over llfty.
Ice Houses Demolished.
New York, Nov. 21. During a heavy
gale this afternoon lho ieo houses In
the coin.se of consliuetlou at Halledon,
near Pateison, N. J., vvero blown down.
One man was killed and three Injuied.
The dead man wus James Bplr, -15 yeats
old, of Patorson, Tho buildings vvu.-o
owned by the Qualbrook Ice company.
Now York, Nov. 21. A wind storm
accompanied by a slashing full of rain
struck New Yoik and vicinity at 4.10
o'clock this afternoon, The wind eamu
fioni the northwest and blew for 11 vo
minutes at a soventy-two-nillo clip,
The rain was dilven In hissing sheets
thiough tho stieets, Tho velocity of
tho wind was such that soveial per
sons going ncio.ss City Hall Iuk weio
blown fiom their feet, At Park Place
and Ihoadwny In front of several dry
goods stoics show cases wore over
turned and their contents scatteied
to tho winds.
Dining tlio stoim tho water In the
river and bay weio dilven Into large
waves. All ciaft found much dllllculty
hi navigating. It was 72 degiees when
tho storm started and there Mas a drop
of ten degrees In ten minutes, r
Tho wind blew strongly, although
at a reduced velocity tonight.
Damage in Ohio.
Columbus, O,, Nov. 21, A sevuio
wind stoim swept over Western und
Noi thorn Ohio today, Much damage
to property is icported, but no loss of
At Tippecanoe City, six miles south
of Tioy, S. S lieai or 's tobacco sheds
wore wiecked und the Masonic hull
und other buildings damaged. At
HuccyniH, the German Lutheran
chinch was badly damaged and the
Ohio Central round house partially un
roofed. At Connenut a icsldence belonging
to Frank Kennedy was completely
wrecked and othets damaged.
Sandusky reports that damage to
thu amount of $20,000 was caused by tho
storm In that city and vicinity.
Tornado in Mississippi.
Arkabuclln, Tnte Countv, Miss.. Nov.
21. Yesterday afternoon a toinado de
scended upon this little town and ns a
result of Its fearful Intensity ten poi
sons weiu killed outright and twenty
Tho dead are: Juek Kellum, aged 30
years: William Kellum, nged 12 years;
Nicholas Dliikp, aged 21 years; Mis.
William McKay; four children of Mis.
William McKay; unknown negro; no
Tho storm overwhelmed the town
about fi o'clock In the afternoon and In
a few minutes nearly ever building
was demolished. Many of the victims
weie pinned under the wreckage and
were extricated with much dllllculty.
The tornado passed to the northeast
and caused much damage through the
IN TRACK OF
Fifteen White Persons and Twenty
two Negroe3 Killed in Colum
Ily K(lu-.iu Wire fiom The .Vssiichtnl Prc3
St. Louis. Nov. 21. A special to the
Post-Dispatclt from Columbia, Tenn ,
"Fifteen white poisons and twenty
two negroes weie killed note in last
"The tiack of tho tornado was
thiough Macedonia, a ncgio suburb.
Tlie main poi tion ol the city was not
stiuck. An ice factory In the suburbs
was wrecked. Mote damage was done
in Maury otinty."
The Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse Is
By Kxclmnc Wire from flic Awt-ciatrd I'rcw.
New Yoik, Nov. 21. Although storm
tossed and delayed by adver.-,e winds
and lough seas, the big White Sar
Lino .steamship Oceanic ai rived this
evening but a few hours behind her
regular time of ai rival. At .".SO this
morning tin vessel nanowly escaped
collision with a laige outgoing steain
fdilp. The outgoing vessel is supposed
to he the Tiave, 'vlilchlefl JiereVes
terday. For neailv all the Hip ilie Oceanic
experienced noithwest gales and lough,
Nothing was seen of tlie belated
North German Lloyd liner Kaiser Wil
helm Der Giosso, due here Ttitsday.
WILL MEET OBLIGATIONS.
Pioneer Silk Mill, of Pateison, Has
Surplus of $175,000 Over
Hj Kulusnp Wire iroin The Avci.iittd Priss.
New York, Nov. 21. James S. Read.
as lecolver. took chaige of tlie mill of
tlio Pioneer Silk company, at Pateison,
I N. J., today. He held a consultation
with the Hjle riios., piopilctois, and
discussed the financial alfalrs of the
. company. No detailed statement of the
assets and liabilities has been prepaid,
but so tar as known the suiplus over
liabilities will be In the nelghboihood
of $175,000. This sui plus, it is expected,
will enable tlie company to meet all its
obligations. The liabilities are $2j;,000
in paper held by New Yoik hiuks and
sold on the "stieet;" $30,000 overdrawn
on the commission house ot Fi oilman
.t Co., and $72,000 su;idry debts. The
I value of the goods In the hands of
Fleltman & Co. offset the llabllltli s for
advances, excepting for the overdiaft
of $'0,000. Tlie assets ure placed at
$JJ."i,000 on new silk, silk in mocess of
manufuctuic and manufactured goods
not yet shipped to New Yoik; cash and
bills lecelvablo and ?27&,000 on leal es
tate and machinery, alter deducting
mortgage on the mills. The mill In
Paterson Is not Included, us that prop
erty Is ow ned by tho Kvlo ostute,
Mr. Head tiled his bond us K'colver
todav In the sum of $10,001). The io
celveishlp uoplies only to the pioperty
In this state, but application will bo
made to the Supreme couit uf Penn
sylvania for the appointment of Mr.
Uead as iccelver for the business at
Mr. Stevenson, when asked this after
noon about the prospect of the com
pany lesumlng business, said:
"Tho silk business has shown u
muikod Improvement within a fow
weeks, and tho prospect for tho future
la very good. Under these conditions'
thero Is reason to believe that tho
Pioneer Silk company will bo able to
resume business as soon as the finan
cial affairs In which It Is now Involved
BOBBED AND ASSAULTED.
By Excliishe Wire (rum Tin Associated Presj.
Itoclicntcr, X, V Nov. 21. Ms-i Tlieici Ki'jt
I UK, ii lilidicly itsptclril jouiif wonun, uus
(omul numUrt'i! In u icjut lot Ml IKitU strut
ncai tl Xw YurU (Antral rjihoail Halls nt
noon todn). Mm lud been rolibei ut h;r inoiK)
By i:xilu4i Wiru troni 'lho Associated I'rcas.
IlarrUliui;, Nov, si. Ch ultra vura issued by
the ttalu ileiurtnunt today to thou coipoiatiuiu;
'lliu Larimer Avenue llulldln and I.ujii aiso
t fat lou. I'ltUtiurtr, capital $I,0U0,(xjO; l.jwunce
Ieo and htorjgu tomiunv, .Veu Labile, uiltal,
By Kxcluuhe Wire from 'I lie AtfocUted Press.
Ilarrltliuri;, No. '.'!. liio bojnl of parduiu la.
day recommended a union for Jolin (icntay, AI.
kKluny. voluntary nuiuliutilitcr. l'jrdon vvero
refused William lljan, Anibtron, beind iK,'nc
murdcrj .Iaim lllnw, W'a.liliiKtcn, tvieiy, and
William Dick, Vcuango, laireiiy.
BLUNDER IN CALCULATIONS.
Thousands Who Turned 0it to Wel
come Kruger Are Disappointed.
By KtrliHlvu Wire from 'llu' Awxlaled l'res
Marseilles, Nov. 21. A blunder lit lho
calculations' of tho time tho steamer
Oolderlnnd would leiilllte between Port
Hald and Maisellles lesulted In the
fizzing out today of the reception to
moi row. Tlio finsco was unfortunate,
because thousands among today's con
oouiso will shrink fiom the possibility
of losing another meeting tomoirow.
Today's crowds weie. for tho greater
pait, made up of woiklngmeii and
shopkeepeis, who lost money by at
tending tho gathering and who ato not
likely to lepcat the epetimont. Up to
a late hour no news had been received
of the Geldet land's cntiy Into the har
bor, although It Is fully es-pectcd that
she will anchor befoto daybieak to
morrow. The attitude of today's coneouise,
while unanimously favorable to Mr.
Kiuger and the Boois. was neverthe
less (ulte free fiom anything offensive
to the British.
SAYS IT IS A FAKE.
Governor Roosevelt's Denial of the
By i:iliikip Wire fioni Tlu At-utlitiil I'uvi.
Albany, Nov. 21. Governor UoosoveU
has made it definite statement declar
ing the published tolpgiatn In the
Voild from Mr. Orlfll to tho governor,
dated Sept. 1C, regaidlng the suppres
sion until after election of the Van
Wyck answer to the ice charges is an
The governor said: "That telegiam
is absolutely lalse. No such telegram,
and no telegram icinot'dy resembling
It, was over received. I have nt last
found the only telegiam sent by Mr.
Odell to me anywhei J near the data
and it has no leseniblance whatever
to the Woild telegram."
THE CAMPAIGN WilL
BE VERV LIVELY
General MacArthur Expects to Make
Best Use of Men at Manila Soon
to Be Discharged.
fl. i;ttluivi. Wire fum The .Mouatul iui.
Manila, Nov. 21. Gcneial McArthur
was today asked whether the result
ol tlie presidential election In the
United States was in any way lespon
sible tor the orders to push operations
against the Filipinos. lie replied that
the iesult of the election was meiely
coincident with other ea lures of tile
situation. Ho added, tl'ul the leluiu
of the soldieis nnd maiines Horn
China, with the iccrults who had ar
rive.! recently, would incioase the
number of tioops to 70,000 men. The
enlnigeinent ot the foie.", the ciidlns
ot the rainy season, better loads, im
proved ti.inspoit.ition and the desii..
to make the most efficient use of the
oliinteeis betore their tcnn of ser
vice expnes in June, aie all contilbu
toiy to the most active campaign.
Concerning the placing of 113,000 vol
unlecis. General MueAithur said he
favois tlio establishment of a stand
ing m mv of 7.",u00 men and nuthoii-jlng
the piesident to iuuease it to 100,000
Rain Falls in Monioe County, Af-
lording Gie.at Relief.
By llvcliisivc VV'irc from 'Ilie Assmiitrd I'nv..
Sttoudsbuig, Pa., .Nov. Jl.-Tlu un
piecedented di ought which has
caused so much luiniiviMilutit In tin
Dul.ivva'f. -valley, ha-, at l.tsi heui
liioken by a two dins lain. Th-i j .u
manv eases of typhoid and ii,nl.t lev
er in the county, due to tlie low ou
dltion of thu vvatet. In ni.tily oveiy
village and the outlying dlstiiets in
Monioe counU. the fcc.nelty of water
has caused gieat Inconveiileiue. Most
all wells have linen drv,
Flsheimen claim that the diy spoil
his boon fatal to millions ot tiout.
The oldest inhabitants cut ucall no
such n dtougiit as that whuli has pie
vailed for neatly tliue months,
ELOPES WITH A LEGLESS MAN.
Latter Met Gill, Who Has Become
. His Bride, in a Hospital.
By Kviluilvo Who from Ilie saxlaltd Picjj
Cleveland, Nov. 21, A sensalloii has
been caused In New Inn g, a subuib of
this city, over thu(elupeinoiil of Mar
ion Day, a pietty lii-your-old ghl, with
Hail Kennedy, 21 jotm old, who has
two wooden ligs,
A year ago Miss Day's joung biother
was injured, and he became an In
mate of St, Alexis hospital, In the
siiuio wuul as Kennedy. Hlio vibltcd
her brothei dally, and thus became no
(liiululed vvllh the legless man, who
was confined because ol a slight lit
jmy to the stub of one limb, A wtok
ago she eloped with Kennedy, and they
weio man led at Youiigstown.
WAYS AND MEANS
By i:tluihc Wire fioni Tlie Assndated Press.
Washington, o, 21, 'I lie Iti'iniMIem mem
In):, of tlio i.i) mil nr.UH (uniiulllce todi ilo.
ild.d to iniKe ,i 1 1 (taction of b.lo,(m6,iioil In the
HHiuiu, tho amount tnu'trctlul b, seuetJiy
due The day vu 6icnt almost intluly ia
irolng nvir tho uui reunite Mil The crhiduka
on whhli the itdiutlon thill ho inula hue nt
hicn Uicidid ui'uii.
TING FANG AT PHILADELPHIA.
11 v l.wliialvc Wlic fiom Tho Assochtdl l'risi.
1'hllaiklphia, .Nov. 21. Wn Tlntf Kan.', Chi.
ii.se miiiMer, vUHed the trlnilnal iuui toJj.
lie sit Willi .luJau buhhcririr lor winia time en
tho lieiuli of ipiailn nsli'in tonil ?s. 2 and
uas uu attentive ll.toiui- to tho trial of bOeral
iae. Latir in the diy MlnUtci Wu leil lor
W. T. MARSHALL ENDORSED.
By rjiiliuhe Hire fioni The AotlaUil Tieu.
Ilarrljlmri;, Nut, ,21. At a tunfeunte held
ly the Itepuhllcan Incmbtrs-eleet hum llatipldn
loniity In the (initial usjuhuIj today, lion.
William T. Mjuhall, of Allegheny count), vtai
nranlinoual indorted l ihcin tor tpeat.tr of
thu house of.rcprCDCiiUthe for tho licit telun.
Fourteenth Annual Convention ot
Endeavorers Now Belna Held
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Thousands of Delegates in Attend
anceFive Sunrise Prayer Meet
ings 300 Members Have Been
Followed to Their New Homes by
Correspondence Committee Work.
Large Crowds Attend the Meet
ings. By Exclusive Wire from Tlie Aiocialed PrtEL
Philadelphia, Nov. 21. The four
teen th annual convention of the Penn
sylvania Christian Endeavor union,
which was formally opened here last
night, got down to real work today.
From sunrise to ulniost the midnight
hour the delegates, who come fiom
almost every county in the common
wealth, were kept on the go In the In
tel est of their society. Additional del
egates ai rived today and the number
of them now hero has l cached thous
ands. Tho Chilstlan vvoi Iters thus far
have boon f.ivoied with fair weather.
The day's work began with live sun
ilse piajer meetings, In as many dif
ferent chinches. They weie led by
John N. Hetrlck, Lancaster; Miss Lalla
H. White, Butler; Rev. M. P. Hacker,
Steelton; Thomas G. Zarger. Cliiim
ber.sbuig, and Miss Ida H. Cook,
At the Uaptist temple, which is the
convention headqu.utcis, "Quiet Hour"
services w ere conducted from . 10 a.
m. to 9 ID a. m. by the Hev. Dr. Klovd
V. Tompkins, of Uu city. The sub
ject was "Purification."
Following" tho "Qulot Hour' service
at the temple a business session waa
held in tlie same plpec, at which the
loports of various Isnnrtnirn'. super
intendents were read State Secretary
George McDonald, of Altoonn, presld
.d, while the Rev. C. M. Hcsvveil, of
this city, conducted the devotion U ex
ercises. Miss Anna B. Beard, of Noriisto'.vn,
state supeiintendent of correspondence
committee woik, in hi' iepo,-t, stated
that tlfty counties had nov adopted
the vvoik and tlitit over aoo nicmh"is
have been followed" to Their ii'v homos,
which include Callfoinia, Al'iska mid
Ilev. Chailes A. Olivet, of Yoilc, su
perintendent of evangelical vvoik, tend
an interesting repoit, in which he
stated that numerous conversions had
lesulted troni the vaiious evaiigellstlc
sei vices held during the year.
On Good Citizenship.
Other superintendents' repoits lead
were: "Good Citizenship," Rev. Geoige
Walsh, Munhelm; "Missionary Wotk,"
Rev. A. J. Tinkle, Allegheny; "Junior
Woik," Mrs. Coidelia J. Lewis, Slierl
danville: "Pioss Woik," Rev. J. Stock
ton Roddy, Haiiisbuig; "Floating So
dety Woik," Miss Sainh i:ddio, Phil
adelphia. Duilng the nioinlng eonferenees were
held by the following committees:
Junior school of methods and intei me
diate vvoik, Mis. Coidelia. J. L'-wisof
.Shoiidanville, leader; pi.iyer meeting,
Mis. M. S. Hand, of Washington, D.
C, leader; tenipeiance and good citi
zenship, A. 13. Dunning, sjeianton,
leader; social, X. K. Hanso, Han is
burg, leader; parish pioblems and
liiestion box on piaetical methods,
Rev. Chailes M. Sheldon, D. 1J of To.
peka, Kansas, lender.
Of th(se tlie one presided over by
Rev. Dr. Sheldon attiaeted the largest
attendance nnd was of tho most gen
ei ul Intel est. The discussions weie
pill liciputed in by none save minister.!
and among tlie subjects t'll'er. up
"Some Simple IJlemonts of Success In
the Mlnlstty," "How to Do tho Pas
tor's Win It In the Best Way," "Rea
sons for Fa lliu e," "What to Pi each
Today," "What to Do with the Second
Service," "How to Use the Young Peo
ple In tlie Woik or tho Church, "Tim
Hope of tho Chm eh of the Futiiiis"
and "Tlie Power of the Pulpit of the
At inld-day noon evangelistic ser
vices were held thioughout the city.
These services weio held In pilsous,
police stations, stieet car bams and In
Industrial establishments of all Muds.
Ctowds nitonded all the niesthig.s.
At Baptist Temple.
The Baptist Temple wns ctovvded to
the doois when thu afternoon meeting
began. Moie than t',000 poisons weio
piesent to hear the discussions on
unions subjects. W. II. Ball, of this
city, pieslded and the devotional ex
eiclses weie conducted by the Rev.
U, P. Rutled;,'e, also of this city. Tha
convention seiinon was dellveud by
lho Rev. Cluales Cuthbeit Hall, D. D.,
of New Yoik.
Then followed a two-hour dlfcussioti
on vnilous topics, the most luteiestlug
ot which was "How Chilstlan lhidut
yor Girdles the World," by tho How
Fiancls i;. Clink. D. D of Boston,
Muss,, who has tho honor of having
founded the society, Other speakers
weie Aithur D. Hilton, of Cuudeis
poit, on ''Thu Reason tor the Cluls
tltin Ihide.ivor Pledge," Rev, Chailes
Scluill, of Huston, spoke on "The Rea
son for the Chilstlan Ibidenvor Con
vention's Rotation Seivlce"; Geoigo li.
tliatr, of Boston, on "Does It Pay?";
ltev. J, W. Smith, I). IX, Wairen, on
"The Oiganlation and tho Individual."
Then tollowed an open parliament on
"Tho Cluistian Kndeavor Piaycr
Meeting, Its Stopo ami Its Results,"
which was conducted by Dr. Claik.
During the arteuioou a eoufeienco
for Chilstlan vvoikors was held at
Bethlehem Presbyterian chinch, at
which tho Rev. Clmiles .M. Sheldon, D.
D., of Topoku, K.imas, pieslded.
Two great meetings weio held slinul-
ll'ontinucd en IVigc 2.J
THE NKWS THIS MOKMNti
Weather Indication Today.
1 fliiicml Cj tlnne l)clios Mfo nml Properly.
ChltH'sf Prepare to ITahl.
Chiltlan lluilcavoniH In Convention In PIill
adclphln. 2 Ocner.il Cirlionilnlo .Vewn Ihpirliiicnt.
.'I Ioenl Validity of the Vlidtict Ordllimcc Al-
The Jlaj'a Court ltccord.
Xou-h und Comment.
B Local Woik of a Mothers' Connrcfi.
i-ilarlti ot County Olilelil.
0 Local West Scranton and Sulmrliiii
7 Conor it Xnrtticistcrti I'eniKjlv mil News.
S I.i)Cil-I.ho Xewof the IntliMtital World.
The Mystery Concerning the Case
Is Gradually Being Cleared Says
Ho Is Being Persecuted.
By Exclusho Wire from Tlio Awoclated Press.
Wllkes-Barro, Nov. 21. Rev. D. 13.
Stuart, chaiged Ith abortion, and
aqrainst whom a warrant has been
IsstiPd for wife minder, was closeted i
neurly all day villi his counsel, and
the expected litarlne; was not
held. Tlie mystery enshrouding tho
prosecution Is beinp cl"ared up
gradually. Tho dead woman's parents
ure the leal prosec'ulors. Stuart claims
the enthe 'affair Is a malicious perse
cution and teels confident of acquit
tal. Stunt t claims he - a giaduate
of Eucknell university and of
Hothnny college, that he was or
dained as a minister on October t,
ISfiT, at Cbenezer Baptist church,
Brooks county, West Vlislnia, nnd
was pastor thero for a while.
Prank Wilson Claims That He Will
Aid in Prosecution of "Di voice
nj hvdusivo Whe flora Tho AiWKinted 1'icm.
New York, Nov. 21. Frank Wilson,
who was ai rested with a lawyer
named Zeimer and others In connec
tion with the "divorce mill' consplincy
recently, pleaded guilty today befoie
Recoider Goff to four Indictments of
perjury piefoired ajrnlnst him In con
nection with these cases. Wilson ad
mitted that he had served four teinis
ot two yenis each in prison for eoun
terfeltinp;. Mr. Pentecost, who lepie
sented Wilson, suid that lie would aid
the state in the prosecution of tho
Recoider Oolf lemaiuhd Wilson lor
a week for sentence.
SEIZURE OF THE TAB0GA.
The Colombian Government Foicibly
Leases the Biitish. Steamer to
Be Used as a Trnnspoit.
By i:clusiw Wire from 'ilie .iiucii!cl 1'icn.
Colon, Columbia, Nov. 21. The fo!
lowliie; Is the text ot the ofllcial do
ciee under which the Columbian rrov
einmenL dliected the seizute of the
Biitish steamer Tabojra, which was
used to cany tioops, ammunition and
piovMons lo Huenavenlui.i, then be
sleKod by the Insurgents:
"The iiffents and owneis of the
steamer TnhiiRii havIiiR refused eltlier
lo sell or lent the vessel, the Colom
bian Koveinnienl, In viivv ot Its au
thoilty tindoi the law and uccoidlni;
to the (ontiact of IST'i, bludlni? tlio
company to cairy tioops and war uia
teilnl In time of war, tin 1 havim," in
Ktiid to the lact that tlie louiuicicIiiI
Intel ests ol' the entire community de
mand tltat the ports of Utieiia Ven
tura and Turnacu be immediately re
opened, theiefoio deeiees the tenipoi
aiy appiopilatlon of th" sfamer Ta
ho(?a and oulei.s the owners be paid
a lair pi lie lor the use and possible
MR CONGER NOT SATISFIED.
Thinks tho Pun'shmonts Pioposed for
the Chinese Ato Not Sufllclent,
By i:tluslie Wire from The Awotiatril Press.
Washington, Nov. 21, The state de
partment has lecelved a cableniam
It oni Minister Conifer, tho first ie
eelved In over a week, exptesslii!,' lho
opinion that the punishments proposed
tor tlio offending Chinese leadeis In the
Clilneso Impeilal decieo ato not sulll
cient. Ho does not discuss the other details
of tho negotiation)),
1.) Kvihiihe Wire fiom The Asoclattd lnr.
New inK, Nov, 21, Anlviili Allti, Naphs,
()(i mil, l.iuipooli Kdi.Inatun, Anlucip; Am
alildain, llnliidiin und llonloajic. Silled: Ntw
Vol I., -onth miiton i Mijiotii, fittiiou, nl,
(inland, Anttuip. Soulhatniitoii Arrhedi Filn.
Imd, Xevv Vnil. for Antwupi t-t, J.ouN, fioni
,Ntv Vmh. l.luipool-Ainvedi 1'iih, from New
Vwl:. (Ilai;uu Aiiltid: Kihlopli, Ntw Yoik.
ijuetiiotown Airlnd: (lerminii, Niw uU for
I. It W pool (uml pioiiedidj,
My Kviliiiito Wue liom The Ao(iated Vxt.
stoiMiolm, Nov, l!l. Ila.'i inll, (in IuIIjii m
aichUt HKiitly airiated in EjuuIui and tun...
ported to tho Italian fioiitlti, uliuo he was do.
litircil to thu Italian h)11cu tnnu out to hive
Km at one time Intimate with llrcscl, the as
tasia of klwr lliiinbiit.
11 Exclusbu Wire from The Abwclated I'reSi
At AmupolU Uniunlty of I'linjhaiiia, 23;
At l.anca.- fJitldiiion tolliRC, 7; I'lank-
liu und )lar
ARE TO FIGHT
Then Are Prepared to Oiler De
termined Resistance to tlie
Advance on Kalaan.
ADMIRAL HO'S POSITION
He Is Near There with 10,000 Men.
Forelgneis Send for Reinforce
ments Alarm in Tien-Tsin He
port Thnt Boxer6 Are Marching on
the City Reiteration of Statement
That Prince Tuan Has Been Cap
tured Empress Pears General
Tung Pull Sinng.
By Txtlusno Wire from The JUtocliiltd lre.
Beilln, Nov. 21. Count von Wnlder-
see. In a cable message sent fiom
Pekln, says that ho will return tho
vlceioy's visit today. He has advices
from Colonel Torek's corps Bhowlne
that the ghlnese Admiral Ho, with 10,
000 reguhlr troops and much artillery,
is near Kalsan prepaied to resist en
eifreticitlly a further advance of tho ex
pedition. 'olonel Yorck, therefore, will
await relnforcemenits before attempting1
In a special press dispatch from Pe
kin It is said that Prince Tuan has
been arrested and stripped of power by
order of tho epiperor and empress dow
ager, but that fears arc felt of General
Tuns Full Slang, w ho, with 16,000 rep;ii
lars, is In Hu-Jan-Pu.
Iondon, Nov. 21. In a special dia
patch from Pekln, dated November 19,
it is said that the Kalgan expedition
tound Admiral Ho occupying1 a stionq
position at Hsueng'-Hwal, and tho com
manders of the allied forces decided
they were not strong- enough to attach
him and sent 'to Poltin for teinforce
ments. "It Is credibly reported," says tha
Shanghai correspondent of the Dally
Telegraph, "that the empress dowager
has telegraphed a secret decree warn
ing all governors and viceroys to ure
pare for immediate war against tin
Alarm at Tien-Tsin.
Tlen-Tsin, Nov. 21. Theio has been
consideiable firing lecently In the
nelghbothood of Tien-Tsin, and, owing
to a report that the Oerinau 'tuarter -t.'
the city would be attacked last night
the German sentries tvere doubled. A
regiment pati oiled the opposite Banket
the liver, and the lomainder ot tlie
tlennan tioops weie ordered lo hold
themselves in leadlness tor action at
an instant's notice. Nothing happened,
however, to show cause for the nlaim,
although toduv-.Ui the Chinese servants
or the Bengal Lancers' officers and men
lott, saying they had 1ieen informed
thai tlio Boxers weie inarching In a
huge body on Tlen-Tsin and Pekln.
Neither Genet. i! Campbell, ol' the
British troops, nor Colonel Moale, ol"
the Ameilcans, etedlt tlie lepoit; but
the unlives evidently bilWe it.
Does Not Favor the Indlsoiiniinnto
Use of His Name.
By ruln.iip Who fiom 'i lie Aiotlatcd lrc
Now Yoik, Nov. 2l.-Tlie following
letter was today made public: by lt
Vu Voik. No. 21, tun)
Ifun. .hihn W. lull. I, I'n-ultnt 01 the Pemo-
II if 10 ( lull.
Hi ii Sh: On nn Iiiinn In llu' (lit I lui 1
Hi it. dm ini,' in v iiIimiki' .mil wllhoul .iu!limllv
fiom mo me ninie ii. In-uiluil njMm ,t luniiii
oi i ll.1i.ui atlarhtil lo it bt.Kit oi fluwtm snnt
he the ho nil nt itoteiiuns ot the Hemuatt rhib
In Mi. ltleli.nd CinKu on Ins depntine lot I'u
ropr. In atlim; in a iiiemlxi of the Loan I it
wis not in, intuition lo plno nit iiiine it llu
dl.pO'.il of 'inv oni. wlthoiic nil inn.iMil: mid I
llu i time liinhi mv nslmnli.in ,h i im iiiIh r
of the ho ltd or i,iivi tnou nt tho lluum I ill.
dull. Vrn Imlv imh...
(.slciitd) l'i in IMiiioul,
CRIME IN TEXAS.
Oscar Wilson Is Killed and Two Men
By nveliblvo Wne fiom The AnodtUd 1'itii.
U.illas, Nov. LI. A htilletln from
.lelfeison, Tonus says. "Oscar llsorii
wits Killt.il and Allen Tucker nnd Tlshij
1. low dor wore vvouiideil yesteuluy neap
ICellvville In Mai Ion lotintj.
"Wilson, Tucker und Itiowder, who
aie neighbois, weii In a wagon when
ituother uegiu lode up und coiiiineiieeil
to shoot at Tucker and III ow der. In
the shooting- Wilson was klliid. Jeal
ousy is iissigutd us tlio cause, A
piuty of eighteen negioes on horse
back and aimed with shotguns nio n
lioi ted lo hu In Kollyville, looking for
the slayer, with thu Intention of lynching-
FIRST DEGREE VERDICT
, IN THE LUTZ CASE
f) l"eUi-lvt Who from lliu Aswelattd l'res.
Wilkes-Hilli1, Nov, Jl The jurj in the iau
of Juhn l.ui, mi lli.ll Ml wife luiudtl, lcn
lUrcd I veidltl of murder ill the lllt dettiep to.
di) nun hdni,' out fmir dns, 'IhU o.4 l.ulz't
Muiul tiial t the llr.t trial the Juij tai out
two iik-, uml iimleiid lho Jnie vcnllt't, hut
l wjs et a.lilo duIiio; to a oil irgo of undue In.
llutiKf heiui; ii.nl h. eleMii o( tho juiois nfaliut
the tuilllli jiiioi iu cl.ilnii.il Im sljiud the
Vtrdlct iiiiiht il"ti.M
OVERDUE LINER ARRIVES.
! Kiclinhe Wire fiom Tho Associated Trcu.
Ntw VuiL, Nm, II.' 'lho ntoidue Atlantlo
transport linn .Vljnikilo trout Loudon, Novrm
her '), was bltthttd tit of I'iie Island ut 1.17
Wadiliitltn, Nov, 21. Komast for
rastcui l'i mis) It aula: I'llr, mldd- -k
'ihuuday! 1'ildiy fair; wi.t to iiu.tlt- -W
vtcut vtliidjt ilowly diinlni.liiiit'. .t.
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