The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, November 26, 1900, Image 1

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The President Speaks at the Union
Leafliie Banquet in Phil-
Mr. McKinley Pays a Glowing Trib
ute to All Who Helped the Repub
lican Party to Win The Assist
ance of Honest Men of the Party
of Opposition Appreciated Things
That Arc Settled.
8y Excliiihe Wire fioin The Avociatcd TrM.
Philadelphia, Nov. i!3. President Mc
K'nley for tlii' fourth tlniu ln?a Ik- has
been president wns tliu guest last' night
of the Union League of this city. He
arrived at P.road street station, aci-oni-panlcd
by the members of bis cuhlnot,
with the exception of Secretary Hoot,
on a special train at :i.!IO p. in. The
station and Mm streets leading: to It
were crowded with people desirous of
seeing lliu president. As he passed
from tho train to his carriage leaning
on the arm of President Joseph ("5.
Darlington, of the Union League, he
was erected with cheers. At the Fif
teen th street entrance to the station
carriages wore In waiting and the pres
idential party was seated.
The First Troop Vhiladelphia, City
cavalry in their led dress tinlfonns
formed the escort of the party to the
house of Mr. Edward K. Slnrcsbiiry,
'.Twentieth and "Walnut si i cuts, tins
jnute taken being: south on 13roud street
vo Spruce, thence went to Fifteenth,
north to Chestnut, oust thence to
Tenth, south to "Walnut and west to
Twentieth, the home of Mr. Slntesbury.
All along- the line of march crowds had
gathered and they received the presi
dent enthusiastically.
The president occupied the middle
seat of the long- table In the I'liion
league banquet room, back of him be
ing a bust of General Grant. Above
the bust was a portrait of the .same
general, draped with the Stars and
Stripes. To the right of President Mc
Kinley sat Hurry S. "West, Vice President-elect
Roosevelt, It. O. Huge, K. T.
Stotesbury, .r. "W. Griggs, .T. Pierpont
Morgan, John D. "Long, Senator Henry
Cabot Lodge, Bishop Ozi AV. AVhitaker.
O. Stuart Patterson. Senator Sewell.
Major E. N. Bensonn-WHHumrVllers
and John 'Waiiui.iaker. To t-ho left iiC
the president sat President Darlington,
of the Union League, John Hay, Gov
ernor Stone, Charles A. Pugh, Charles
Kmory Smith, Charles S. Forsyth, K.
A. Hitchcock, Dlmner lieeber. Secre
tary Wilson, Senator Wolcotl, Clement
A. Grlscom, Silas "W. Petit, Secretary
Cortelyou, James Milliken, Ahraham
Barker and Clarence H. Claik.
The President's Address.
Mr. Darlington introduced the preM.
ilent, who said:
(ientlemere ot tlic I'ninn l.e,isuc: Ah .ilto
ilinncr speech is to mo always .1 tlillinilt pi !
fonnancc; an allcr-elcctlon t-peoilt nttrr dinner
i still a more difficult tak, and 1 ..lull do 1 i 1 1 1.
more tli.m make ntkiiowltiiKiimut to (In-. 'tii
otic n-Hoe-ation for it inu-..i-inur loy.iltv in the
j,o cnimi nt, for tlic canu'-t Mipporl it In. ciiM
to the present in (lir t r. irir cm
tlirongli which it. Ivt pawd, ami ipui. my
Klncfio thank for the honor llut till
iiicetltiK ami dcmoiintration l.rins:- to inc. width
should be hliaii-d by mi ilUlinc-uMitil a-.ociat"
on tho nation il ticket, tin1 ii e-juc-iiUnt-ele. i
a well as lhoe connected with un in the eon.
eluct tif public affah.
Wo are always in dawur of c liquation on .in
onuioii nf cniltatimi our a ilitnrv,
mill while the rc-iilt U mainly due to the ill'tuU
i if our splendid party, then- is i'imtiuici a ten
dency to Bivo too III tit cieiht in other fume-,
which, (silent though they may hive hem, mui
none the lo potential. We niul nut withhold
giucious ackiifluHilwnicnt trout tint bmli
if (air ritizi'ns who, bcloncini," li .inothtr pulj,
pwcrfully .i-,ltcil In tlio in hlcvuuciit nf the u
Milt which jou telehrate tuniuht; nm limn that
other luge binlj, foiuur uiiiulu'i-. if niir mn
paity, who with IhuuM) nf puii.i.o M'p.atnl
fmrn us o few jura URii nn Iiii.iikIiI Imio-, hoo
now- itliiincil ami :ii' home .ikUii In -li.i. 'f
is any Accounting lor the iitiuy elihir Ju-l
or ariitratu whhli lcne- nut in' tho lahulatloii
the almost uuliiokrn inluiiin nt liluu-, uikr.i;:i'l
in iiiot-li.inios ami umitulttut', whidi ujuliil the
filsu iloctiiuc of t l.i-t. iliitliiclinn as h.oiiiK im
place In tho republic, ami whlih ulmknl ilio,.
tiadiinRi wlilch wnulil uV.tiiiy the liltli nf
American imnhoort in Auuiiian ili.uih lei- and
American itiitltulioiiN
Tlio bu-lncss mm in evuj part nf Iho iniiutiv,
Ijplllcil by till Kriat unrinir.uldn. weie i
mlidity fattor in tho tccent unitoi. Ami miy wo
not aNo iitiHk' uiiiih to I lie luihieuie nl the
home, .tllli il nllili.illiuiy In miy piciiuiis c I, .
lion it i.'11'alir, or in any ilM I lie (,.iui.i'N
ot the fllolile iletuiiillie Inme lit let ly Iho lull
cf tho (Itttouf
.Notlilli!,' In gOM-iiniii tit i. in be iimie impioili'ii
than a national clcitluli, wlnie hu pinple !. It -ato
their poiur ami iuiet their I'niiMllullt.nal
iiR-eiits with nuthulty to eMinto llntr hchct-.
Tim vtiy ch.ii.ti.tir of I lie ti jii.jc fii.ii i..urj li
with (.oleiiinily. It is k i!oii l,u,Ii,.,N n, jue
arc always iiioimiilnu-. What a hiiu In ep
(.incrilineiit It teachia! .Mtuii mill iot l nteu
on the nine ilay, llirnitiilinni iiny mlinu of the
Vnlteil Mate, diluvium; ilnii mainhie ami ie
conlliiK- their will! llnne b. tlio penph. In (up
own VoninuinlHi'ii, in the my nf ili.i
Inline, tuiiler the upei(limi of lluii own fclhnv
1'ilir.ens ami i Iiocti oltuials, .iml, in luiiue Its
flection! ami iutlipeuihiiu', Ihe billnt a itnl
onr noil foib.ule that any tlllui . IttUil .,t
ihat uac red tlilil (.hnuhl em :u 1 tin pt to tllvett
tho will of Ihe Rtiit'ieluu pinple, nt laniptr with
the Mtietily of their ballnls,
Soiiin clUappoIiilmeutiv tollow all elation,, but
II men rejoleu when an eltetlnu U .. iletisive
it to luluilt of neillur ill-pute imr lonieal, The
laliin of a iiiini can only be riuhtlt
mi.i'-urtil ami appriiialeil r It amis as
til as by what it aiioiupli.he.. It U foi,.
fnr the party in ikiwci- it' it iimlcrstjuil, (lie iiiki
neaiilnt' of tlio icmiII, 'JIioh thaittetl hj the
ptrple witli iiilinliiilratl(ii ami lf$t!atitiu ;iu
nqiilutl to InUipul as will .a. to csetuin tie
piiblin will, ami fls I Wilful iulttpiitallnii l
even Hal o its failnliil isttutien.
Things That Are Settled.
We cannot oMrcsliiuatc (ho great iuipmlantc
iml the fat-teaihlna: oiieiii(tiios nf the riir.
loraln ronttt whith (mini en the uth of .Sntuii.
bt-r. t has to me nn iiimiiu phae. It U not
the triumph of an, ur allt'ither nf
party, hut an rmpli Hie tit t loil by the jmi.
pic of whit I hey delicto an. I winihl hue nuln.
ialiifil in sov rnmt nt. A t-'rcit aiely of tub
jt c t uj urtjcnkd ami iIUcumciI in the uo;
nm nf the (.tnipalsli. Wo may illfirr .1 to the
PNtetil ol Iho InlliHiieo or the tevetal lu in
Mjlvcil, hot we an all intrri'il n In tetlaln
thlnss il setllcil. It liLonls tin) liiinui'v
tloncJ ttifnrectnonl nf Hie uohl Kl.iinljnl. IiiiIiM
trial InilepcntltiKC, taoatler liurkels, lOintneielil
i'piiiluii. ii'dpriieil traile, the opiti ilnor in
fhln.1, Ihe intlolablllty ot public tillh. the In
ihpcmleute ami nuthnrltv of the jmlklaty niirl
ptaco mill hencllcent rom riitnenl under American
Miirielirnly In tho t'lilllpplnes. Attteiiuii iretllt
tein litis uiilnipilretl, Ihe American inme iinlm.
pen lied, the holme of Aniciicau nun titKlillitd
nntl tho ohlluatlons of a rinlileous wat iiinl
tieaty ot peate tiurtpudlalcit.
The ltepuhllciiu pally his plintil upnii il In"
mi minus H'!iiilbilllli. Nn pnly could aW
for it hialur i"pics"lnti of iniill'li'lite; It Is u
Kieat Ihlnv to li.itu this t.Milliteiiepi It wilt he
a Kioiter thing to ilesone and hold it. Tt IhlJ
patty nn loniniltlrd new ami craie problems.
Thev .ire loo caltttl fur p.irtlsan'hip. The tal:
for n It lenient Is for the whole American ioople.
Who .will ny they ale to It!
I.llnity has not lol, but Kaliitil in streiiKtti.
The Mint lino nf Ihe lathers f.tanil inure upon
the foundation on width they talfctl it, ami U
loda, as It has been in the tears past, anil as
It will lie in the ji.iis In tome, tho "ttoicin
tut ul of the people, by the people and for the
pet pie."
lie not tlMuihoil; there Is m ilituter front
elepiiej therr' It no feir for the republic
At the conclusion of Mr. McKlnle.v's
address, Colonel Roosevelt, Senator
Woleott and Senator Lodge made
Charles Kniory Hinlth followed Sena
tor Woleott In tt brief speech, after
which the banquetters adjourned to
this reception room, from where the
president and fiovernor Roosevelt re
ceived them. President McKinley and
the memliets of his cabinet left u few
mlnute.4 after midnight for Washing
ton, Governor Roosevelt returning to
New York.
Commissioner Elliott's Report Shows
a Complicated Situation on
the Island.
By Kv.liijho Wire fioin The VvtocUlt tl l'los
Washington. Nov. 2.1. The commis
sioner ol the Interior for Porto Rico,
William H. Elliott, In his annual report
to the secretary of the Interior, says
much expert manipulation its well as
detective Ingenuity will be needed to
untangle the mass of cross titles, du
plication and lapping of grants and
concessions and unauthorized occupa
tion of public lands that have grown
with the centuries of rule In the in
terest of the favored few. The ar
chives of tho island were found in :t
disordered condition.
.Many teconls of cases never have
been closed and are mixed with those
disposed of. Re-arrangement and clas-
slilcation tire necessary prior to Inves
tigation. During the early history of
Porto Rico the governors and captain
generals held or assumed the right lo
make grant of lands. Guarantees ap
propriating land In e.ees-t of their
original boundaries and their succes
sors claim ownership. Many grants
were abandoned. In numerous instance.-,
intruders took possession.
Prior lo American occupation the
Spanish government ordered a careful
listing of the real property In each
municipality, but either because of the
expense or for political reasons failed
to execute the work. This listim.-, ae
coi ding lo the commissioner, must lie
accomplished before the numerous
questions of ownership eun be definite
ly determined,
, Tlie llrst great crylns need of Porto
Rico, tint report says, is good roads.
At the time of the Ameiieun occupa
tion there was one really good road,
that front San Juan lo Ponce, anil most
of the island practically remains with
out other means of reaching a market
or communication between towns thai:
over dilapidated anil dangerous trails,
often impassable fur days, as all
streams there are torrontlal.
The productiveness of lite soil is so
great and the necessities for existent'
so Inexpensive that people can and do
live and multiply in mountain districts,
but lemain foi over pour and Ignorant.
Permanent roads, it is predicted will
work out the sadly needed reforms In
education. The commissioner ptoposes
to suggest to the legislature that n
loan be filiated large enough to build
the most needed roads at once. The
repot l of the president superior of tlv
board of health of Porto Rico says the
number of iiiie. lepers on the island
piobahly does not uxcecd one hundred
and It Is eoiilldenlly believed Unit the
disease can be totally exterminated In
a few yeius by ettrelul segregation of
very case its it Is dlscoveted,
The Margaret Jones Lies Veil Upon
the Beach Near Ocenn City, Md.
H,i Ksclu-lie Wlui from Tlio SMnlittd I'lem.
I.jwes, Del., Xnv. 23. The Krltlah
steamer Margaiut Jones, Captain Wil
liams, lu bnllnst, from Malta for Puiit-
waro llreakwater for orders, .trnmW
nt :i o'clock this morning directly op.
poslte tlio itflunil or wight life savltn;
station near Ocean City, Mil, Plio was
Immediately discovered by tho life
savors who manned Hair surf --boat
and went to her assistance. The steam
er Is well up on tbu beach about tli'ty
yards from low water marl;. She Is
lying easy In a moderate bea and per
fectly tight. Tho captain and crow of
i:' men refuse to lenvo the stenmer
so tho life-savers returned to sboro
with dispatches from the captain.
Three tugs tiro now close hv and
will endeavor to draw the vessel into
deep water. It is not likely the steam
er can bo limited on to-night's ihlgh I
water. It will no doubt take several
tides to ilout her, The ainrgarct Jones I
Is owned by tho Margniot Jones Steam. '
ship Co., nf Caullff, She Is eonslgnpil
to Prtor AViight it Pons. Philadelphia.
The vessel is SOG feet long and of i.uu
net tons burden. Kite was built in
Ily Kiclu.bc Mire from 'hc AuocUted Prm
Vw Vnrk, Nov. '-. -Arilud-l.i l.w.iuc,
liawv; jliiimapoli., London. Sailed: Aimlci
ilaui, llniikv-n and lloitcidiiu. Q'i"tivti.uji
SaiUd: Dtmria (from i.itcinuol), Xcw Yoik.
Condition of tlic Giiirencu lor the
Year That Ended Octo
ber 31, 1900.
The 3,871 Institutions in the Coun
try ( Show Aggregate Receipts of
S5,048,138,4G0.'!20 Amendments
and Improvements to the Banking
' Laws Arc Suggested.
Washington, Nov. 25. The annual
report of Charles G. Dawes, comptrol
ler of the currency, for the year ended
Oct. 31, 1W0, has been prepared f".'
transmission to congress. The report
starts with a nummary of the reports
made during the year by tho national
banks In response to the call of the
comptroller, which shows theaggiegate
resources of the ::,S71 national
banks reporting on t-'opt. , 1000,
to be $.'.,04S,13S,.ty9,"l). Between the Sep
tember call of 1S9U ami 1D00 loans and
discount inc'i cased JlTu.WS.ndl.lti. The
loam: and discounts on Sept. r. I'.mIii,
were ?:'.6G.75!l.ii4L,..'.T, and Individual
deposits were ,$2,r.US,2,r..i7.."!. The cap
ital "lock or national banks reporting
on Kept. " was $B3,'J!i!),0:i().
In the. review ol tlio operations of
national banks under tho currency act
ol March 1 1. ISf'", the report shows that
out or approximately one thousand in
formal applications for authority to
organize national banks, tiled in antici
pation of and as a result of the law.
.'aw hae been made formal and have
been approved by the comptroller be
tween March It and Oct. 31. lPOO. From
1 the iO'i formal applications came 3 IS
uclu'il organizations of banks between
March li and Oct. 31. Of these 313
i banks actually organize d. L'4? wer.j
banks of less than $.',nn eapital. rep-
resenting a total capitalization of 3'5.-
r7.",U00. nnd !0 were banks which could
have been organized under the old law
witli an individual capital of $a0,0u0 or
over, representing a total capitalization
ot S10.inn.000. The bonHF deposited to
secure cii dilation by these new insti
tiuions between Match 14 and Oct. 31
was $."i,31s,'J'i0, or only about 30 tier eenr..
of the maximum which might have
been deposited.
The total inciease in the circulation
secured by government bonds of till
national banks In the system since
March 1!. 1900, has been SL',434.U70. The
total outstanding circulation on Oct.
31. moo, w;is $33i,Gt.VJii!. or which k::.',
7S4.20I is secured by lawful money and
. is- in process of retirement. The total
bond-secured oil eolation on Oct. .1!,
I!i00, wns $98,S29,0ii4.
On Oct. 31, 1900, there were 3,93a na
tional banks in operation, with a com
bined capital of $thl'!,j0.'.39ri. The com
bined .resources of the national banks
being over $.",000,000,000 is greater
at any time heretofore.
Amendments Suggested.
In complying with the ieiultemeti;'i
of section 333. providing that the comp
troller shall suggest amendments for
the improvement of the banking law,
he first calls attention to the fact that
under section 1 of the act of July 12,
1SS.2, under which extensions of na
tional bank charters may be granted
by the comptroller, he Is limited by the
act to one extension of twenty years'
duration. I'nder this section the char
ters of 1,737 national banks wore ex
tended for a term of twenty years fiom
the date of expiration of their llr.U
eliatler. The llrst of the extended .
charters will expire on July 11, 19o2,
and the others will follow In due
couise. The comptroller then says:
Without additional 1. sMittmi authoii;in :i
f-irllier i"tleiiinn, il hinh ihsiifiig lo enntinuti
in lni'liici-s untlt r Ihe national si.lcm uhno
miporate iTlstiMicc has luen nine t Mi mini will
lie rcmipellerl to ito Into liquidation nl the is ion of the period of its eMorudon and n
organize :t a lien- a-oct ttiuii. 'Ihi couim will
itiulur neteviiry Ihe complete wliulluir up nf the
nO.iiis of tho retltliiK haul., tin- mpiuiiiuit of
its liiiulathm, the of Its hotuls and
tlie iMiiintr of a new uilltkalc nf iiiilhnrttv
he the. (omptinller, with a ilMlncthcly new
tltlu and ehartir number, n Is .it puvent tin
cae with nn entirely new org.mi.itioii. Wldlu
the icoruanlzerl association might loutluue to Im
in all re-peeti the Fame kmk, ultli pr.utlcally
tl.u same stockholders, ducttois, and oflltni,
the legislation licieluafler leiuiiuninileil Mould
loiiiJir tmneeeary these ideps, ulihh would !
attended witli liuonvetileiice lioth lo lliu lub
ne-s puhlle and tlic UinL, t therefnie iespn.1
fully reconiuutul an anieinlnii nt of -.tlion 1
of the .ut of July 12, 1E2, .iiiUioiiinir Hi"
ininptrnller of the tun em y cUmd lor ,i
fuillicr peiiod of tiunty ,eari, tiudii the mudi.
tlons anil limitations lnipoed by hi id net, the
iharter of espiritii; .iMiKittlnu as may tie
.ire tej continue In the national banking
Restrictions Upon Loans to Bank
The most Important recommendation
niailo by tho comptroller, and thac
which is the chief feature of tho re
port, is one for additional real tie tlons
upon loans to directors and executive
olllcers of banks. Tho comptroller
states that the largo percentage of
bank failures attributable to excessive
loans to directors and titllcers, whlnh
amounted to t!2 failures, or 17 per cent,
of tho total failures of national banks,
led him to a careful Investigation as to
all directors' loans now outstanding
in tlio national banks of tho country.
This Investigation showed tbnt on
June 29, 1900, the date of tho comptrol
lor'u call for a statement of condition
from the national banks, of 28,709 di
rectors of national banks In tho coun
try 1S.W1 were dliectly or Indirectly
indebted to national bunks under their
Tlio aggregate sum owed by theso
18,534 borrowing directors and 2,279 of
ficers and employes who wore not di
rectors was $202,287,41t. As tho capital
stock of the national banks of the
country on June 29 was $63,53u,l6l, it
follows that the direct find Indirect
liability of directors mid olllcers
amounted to 32.S3 per cent, or about
one-third tho capital. Theso direct
and Indirect liabilities of directors and
olllcers to banks under their inanao
nietit amounted to 7.7S per cent, of th-'
total loans and discounts of tho na
tional system. The comptroller ap
proves the bill Introduced nt 'the Inst
session of congress by lion. Marriott
Mroslus, chairman of the committee on
banking and currency. This bill has
been drawn so as to Insure a greater
degree of p.ifoty lit loans to directors
and ofltcers with what Is believed
to be a minimum of Inconveni
ence to such olllcers consistent
with the safety of hucIi tiaiisiictlons..
The text of this bill is printed in the
report. In substance, It ptovldes that
no national bank shall loan to Its olll
cers or employes until the proposition
for the loan shall have been submitted
In writing to the directors or executive
committee of the bank and approved by
the majority of them. A Hue Is lixed
for Infractions of this section. It pro
vides that at any regular incetlnu; Urn
directors of a national bank may llx
by resolution the limit of credit which
shall bo extended to any director.
Within the limit of credit thus J'.xetl
the executive olllcers, in, their discre
tion, may loan to directors without
other action by tlie hoard. Unless the
i limit of credit has been thus Used an
application for a loan by a director
must be in writing, approved by two
other directors. Hitch a loan may be
mudo by an executive otllcet, but must
be brought to the attention of the
hoard of directois at Its next meeting
for purposes of record. A p?uullv Is
provided for violation ot this section.
I Other Recommendations.
I The comptroller repeats the rccom
lnendatioii made by his pteileeossors
that the present law should be so
amended as to provide llxed salaries for
bank examiners, to be paid from u fund
collected from the banks, to lake the
place of Ihe fee system now In force.
The amount allowed an examiner for
the examination of smaller banks is
not sulllelent to compensate him for the.
time necessary in many eases for an
I extended examination. Tlie present
system encourages, to too great an ex
tent, superficiality In examinations, and
interferes greatly with the proper and
wise anportlonment of time of cxam-
. Iners among the different banks.
Among other lei imiinendatlnns the
comptroller stiongly urges laws regu
lating international anil Intercolonial
, hanking as distinguished from domes
tic banking, and pi hits in an appendix
the lesull of investigations into bank
ing conditions in I'orlo Wen, Hawaii,
and the Philippines.
Cuban Constitutional Convention at
Havana Has Effected a Perma
nent Organization The Re
publicans Win. ,
Pi i:ihiiite Wiie fiuin '1 lie Atxietatnl I'ux
Havana, Nov. 2.".. The ('(instllulluunl
Convention yestordnv adopted the le
porc of the committee on rules, and
elfeotod a permanent oiganivatloii.
Mendez f'.tpole, who was netetary of
state In (Seueial llrooke's eabluet. w.n
elected president by ,t vote of 17 tn 11
1 This is ti victory for tlio lb-publicans
over the Nationalists, or 1ovci anient
party. The Mite wns ,i Miiprlso to the
Nationalists, who supported ISduuriin
T.imayo', the candidal of the Inde
pendent.) of Santiago.
SenorACr.pote iccetved nn enthusi
ast!" giifroline:- when he took the plel
torm. Senor l.Iieeiile, the temporuiy
('r.uirman. complimented the
on fieli" selection, and propon-il cheers
for the eoiiventli n which lepresented
five Cuba.
Senor Capote ' raid every delegate
must woil- faithfully to adopt a con
stitution, and lie had no doubt of s't"-(ei-'i.
I tills Wveia and l-'ciior l-Iurenle
were cleclerl vir.e-pte.-ldents. ri'id
Sends and VlllPiiiules secre
taries. Uuis Hivera intiodtieeil a resolution
of thanks to Ltv. who, he said,
always had been it loyal and con
sistent friend of Cuba, and had helped
do leetl lh" starving while the Cubans
wo iv lighting for independence. Ho
invited Cenentl to visit Cuba again
when independence is obtained,
Senor Liorent" said Cuba was in
better condition now. although tlf
situation -was somewhat mixed. Hum
when Spain governed the Island.
Uv H!icliiilu Wiie fioin The AMiiiat'tl I'n ,s.
Ilullalo, Xoe, '.'.".-CeiiiiiL Sullu, a. New imU
( tieiu'hl tuitlui.lvr. i.i Mllid nt lU'pen
lat nisht in Ihe wteck ot Ills eihooie, width
iwis i iiuhcd hy a InlKiit train, MlilHt i..u tutu
it. Sultci'a tiaiu Mis ,tat!(liu on 'i trail, in
flout of tho l)(tiv htallfii ttlien . lu.iiy lrelht
train di.mii by tuo uitfliie.s came upon it fimu
the I ear, crushing Ilia i.iIioom ami t.o freight
tan, wlilt h nih-eiiicntly I'liniul.
Ily Krcluslve Wire tiom The .soelated I'res.
Woodbine, X. .f., 'oi. 2.'. The new Dunn li iiKiieultlual ami M-lionl hii.
Inif, ill here, was uiiliiilul todai, ni.iiiy
picutliieni llihtewii ot I'ltlliiilelphia end .Vew
erk belnt,' piitotit .it iho icrnuouiu, Tho
whool, tho uliit of whit It l tlm Iraltiins; of
Jeniilt jouiie: meii and woium to bienine pi.u and intelligent faiiuois and asMant in
dairy, pouhty, lioitit iilcnral and other faiiiiltn;
UipattmcnU, Is a part of the nialuiltural plant
ctiihlMied lieto Mine vein aim by Iho late
ll.irnii Miuticu Do liltcli nud opeiiitnl r tho
iliteclion ot un American loaid of truttccs
Uy iVioliulvn Wins from Tlie Afotiited ytt.
MiuneaiKilij, Nov. 21.I.ion.ird Day, u joung
lullliuiiilru society man of thh. city, was stabbed
Li death in a tu.itiel at 2 nMucU thli luuinliif
In tlm billiard loom of the Wibt hotel, 1'
11. Hamilton, a newspaper man, is under aunt
limited with halnt done tlie stubbing 'flic
men, with otheni, hail bun drinliiug to a eon
sldeiable etetit before the (jiurnl ane, Him
ilton c-aine heie latt i-piins and has rtucc ln-en
einplojed at tpmlinir rcpoiler on ono of the local
Uy Kucltuiip Wire front 'Jhc Awoelated I'icw.
ljhitij;liii, Nov. 25. 'Ihe condition of Hon.
fieortje ; WIImui, eoiiuiiiloner of internal icv
rnue, in ny critical tonight. He U weaker than
on .lctcrdiy, but t ill ictalus i oiuclousncb. Mrs.
Wilion, who iui absent I loin lliu illy when
tliu iiwuubvioiKr J stricken, lm returned to
Ilia city wiiU her eUui;Utcr.
It Is Probable That Thlrtu-Thrce
Thousand Men Will Be Rcimircd
to Fill Exi'stiny Vacancies.
Officers Have Thus Fnr Been Able
to Pick Out Men of High Standard.
The Department Expects That
Many of the Soldiers Will Re-Enlist
at the Expiration of t Their
Ry Kkcliitivr Wire fiom Tin Aociatfd Tic.
Washington, Nov. 1!.". In view of the
probable call upon the war department
to make a sudden Increase in the en
listed sticngtli of the uimy, after the
present legular force has been dis
charged, it is a mutter ol" considerable
Intciest lo see what may be done bv
the various recruiting oillees toward
building up the new regiments, when
Ihe number and strength or these Is
determined by the passage of the army
reorganization bill. Jt Is said at the
war department that for several
mouths past the chief ttouhlc has been
to keep ftotn over-reertiltlng the regu
lar regiments now In the service. In
s-nlte of the fact that active war can
httrdlv be said to exist, even In the
Philippines, there has been strong
piessute for enlistment, and the re
cruiting otllccrs. It Is stated, have been
able to pick and choose men of a very
high standard of excellence, owing to
tlie large number ol" applicants. The
department counts with considerable
confidence on the re-enllstmenL of a
large number of the men whose terms
or service will expire on June :!0, llltll.
At the same time, if the army reor
ganization bill provides for a perma
nent force of sixty thousand men or
uvei, and it Is not thought likely that
it will rail below this figure, thete will
be li.'l.nno men to enlist between the
date of the passage of the bill and the
discharge of the- present regulars on
the 30th of .lune. The chief recruiting
officer of the department, .Major John
son, says that it is Impossible to make
any predictions as to the speed with
which the recruiting can be carried on,
but that it will depend largely upon
tlie number of olllcers that the depart
ment can detail for recruiting duty.
When the Simnlsh-Amcrlcau war was
ofllclally declared to be ended and the
discharge of tlie volituteei.s rendered
the recruiting or fresh legintents lm
peiative, thete were l'.'.OOii new men
added to tlie regular establishment in
the space of about six weeks, In spite
of the fact that volunteer olllcers nf
that time weio reel tilting all over the
eotinliy to fill up the olutiteer regi
ments. The llrst legltueuts enlisted for
the tegular set vice were recruited,
equipped and drilled, and ready for
transput union on an avetage of forty
four days each, more than ten elays
ittilcker than the average for the regi
ments enlisted ill the beginning of tlie
Spanish war.
Increased Wages for Brakemen and
Extra Time Allowance for All
Hands Report of Committee.
II;' KvihiMie Wiie fiom The ..,cijIm I'ms.
"Wilkes-.liiirre, Xov, S3. The griev
ances of the brotherhood men employed
on the J.ohlKh Valley r.tiltoad have at
last, it is believed, been settled. At
the conference held at llethleheni, Sat
urday, bi-uveen the olllcl.tls of the road
iind a. committee composed of twenty
eight employes, reptesentlng the fed
eiated brotherhoods, a in w wage scale
was agreed upon.
The brakemen employed un frclgiit
and trains on branches of the
road will lecelve an Increase of from
10 lo i." per cent. In wages. Kngiueers
will also be allowed extra time for
housing their engines. Ileretofoio the
men have complained that they have
not been treated fairly in the niatt'T
of extra time. Under the new wage
schedule all cxtia tlniii will bo paid
The roprosciUutivcH of tho biother
hoodn from this section who attended
the conference itiaile a report lo a
largely intended ine-dlng of lallroad
ers held lit this city this afternoon.
There was considerable discussion over
the report.
The delegates to the convention said
all tlm demands asked for hail not
been granted, but many concessions
had been made, and the committee was
satisfied that the agreement reached
was a satisfactory one and should he
so viewed by the employes.
Hy Hvdmiio W'ite hum 'iho Aoci.tted I'm.,
Manila, .Nov, :i'. Particulars ju,t luen
reecho! from Hollo of tho battle, Oct, so, ut
ilug.i-.oii, Maud of I'amy, when 2mi holuiucii ami
fill linemen tho .Vimrlran-, who lo.t
thrcu killed, Lieutenant If, .M. Kootilw,
Kllthen ainl Cotpoial Hum-, all of Coiiii.iny V,
Korty-louilli fnfantiy, H appears that (orpoul
rsurns wtii bolocil while lecoiinoitciini; and j.tcu.
tenant Koont ami Strgeajit Kileheii were pierced
by icam whllu piing to ullce nit
When the kiiIoii in forte iittail.ctl tlm ubtl.s
feity-nlno ol tliu latter wire klllnl. Xone of
the other parties of attaiking mtUcs made iiittili
of n kl.iiul, and the inv.irt'iiit." lost 10.1 killed all
Ily K vc Wire from Tim Associated Pit,
ITilIadeluhla, Xov. 2j. With tpet-Ial meinoilal
ten It en at SI. Lukc'e Lpi-copal ihure.'i, .lint an
oration by Mate T'rcasuicr lltrnett, colonel of
the Tenth ligimeut at tin; urtnury, Ihe Thiid
regiment, National (luaidi of 1'enalijnlj, ded.
bated a tablet today in honor of the member
bera of thu iceiuuiit win) died tjtiiiricr tlic war
with Spain. 'I he tueiuorial stjlj beat Ultcen
Whither tnillcitlon Today,
(Iitietal- I'le-tdcnt McKbilcj'n Aihlr'-u at the
I liluu l.cauui' ilili'illi'l.
Ittport of tho Ctiiuplrollct- of Hie Current y. (onare I'lnnM Athltralion,
Plan In Iiicumc' Iho .nny.
(it neut Cathoiul.tle I)e..iilniciit.
S.ittndiJ'i l'ont Hill fl uml.
I.ncal M'linoii by llev. Dr. Uln.ii on ni.iii-
totrtt Mtiial Tone.
Tilitt I.l-l fnr Deeimbir Qnarlir HoIon.
en'i ami (.'oiiiuu 1 1.
Loral U(iiiiiui fni l'ii'eiit lllli Itntes on
Sewer IMlin.lle.
Mention of Some .Mill ol Ihe limn.
Local Vel Setanloii .nut Siiluiibnu.
(ii'licril-?ti)ttlif.ilrlli IVtin.llwinl.l tw.
l.otal-Tilil LI-1 for Ditetubir (Ju liter Sei-
slons (Conclud(il), (ilcanlii'.
The Susquehanna and Ohio Rivers
Will Float Lumber and Coal
to Market.
He I'.xclu'lie Wiie fiom Tlie Associated Pie-t.
! Willlamsport. j?a Xov. 2.1. It has
j been raining ail along the wntershe'd
of the West branch of the Susquehanna,
' river for the past forty-eight hours and
the prospects for a freshet are very
bright. A freshet is most devoutly
hoped for by tlie lumbermen hero us
there has been no flood the entire sea
son on which the 100,000,000 feet or so
ol logs could be floated to the booms
here, a thing unprecedented In the
history of the stream.
Reports from Clearfield, the point,
I rum which estimates of tho height of
the water heie are bnsed, showed a
three mid a half foot ris'o there and
still raining.
Tlie prospects are that there will be
a twclvt-foot flood here before1 the
storm ceases. This is what is consid
ered ii good logging lionet and it will
bring in all the back timber. No dam
age can be done by such water but it
will ptove a great boon.
Between twenty-live and thirty mill
ion logs is stranded between this city
and Itenovo and the timber is expected
to arrive here by the middle of this
week. All the mills hi the city will im
mediately start in tt ii el'fott to saw logs
before a. freeze up occurs. Tlie balaurn
of the limber will be held by it lecontly
constructed boom nt Curwensvillo and
ii large number tif logs will be banked.
Pittsburg, Xov. 2.-. The Ohio river
at the dam tonight Is S.-t feet and rising
rapidly. l?y tomoriow II feet or more
Is expected and ."i,000.0fi0 bushels of coal
will be shipped lo southern points. The
Consolidated Coal company has tir
iiinged tor every boat In port, thirty
live in number, to go out' on this rise
and lite beats coming up with empties
will be returned as rapidly as possible
nn Li I tlie ::0,0U0,0inj bushels now loaded
.lie on their way south. Tho engineers'
sttike. so far as the Consolidated Coal
company Is concerned, is settled. A
number of the strikers conferred with
the (oiup.ttiy olllclals and after much
talk the men were granted the scale,
but recognition of the union was re
fused. The otlieials say enough men
liave agteed to equip all tlie boats
with lull crews. The scale agreed upon
calls for M00 between Pittsburg an I
Louisville and 5 ILM If the trip extend-!
below that point.
Emperor Nicholas Yesterday Passed
a Quiet Day.
Il.i l'.nliitivj win; fiom The .-i. i.ilt il Pn-jt.
Heilin, Xov. 2.".. The following spe
cial dispatch, dated St. I'eteisburg,
November 21, :;. Ill a. in., hat been i-e-celved
"It is persistently itiniored In St.
Peteisburg that the condition of Km
petor Nicholas is critical. Well In
formed people here declare that the
disease has mudo far gt eater pi ogress
thai) the czar's physicians have pub
licly admitted. -V filial issue is now
gravely feared."
St, Petersburg. Nov. L'.'i. The follow
ing bulletin was Issued this morning
at I.lvadla:
"The czar passed ti quiet day yester
day. At :: o'clock yesieiday afternoon
his temperature lose to lo;i, the pulso
being !S, At li o'clock In the cveuhicr
tho tempo n tin o was HL',2 and the
pulso SO,
"Ills lllitjesly slept Well during lliu
night, This moinlng his general con
dllioii and siierigth are saiisi'tietory.
Temperature. W.5; pulse, 7.". No com
plications whatever have been ob
served." London, Nov. 26. While the latest
bulletin regaidliig tho czar's condition
is much less favorable than its piede
cesseirs, there Is nothing as yet to con
Ill m alarming minors.
(jtieen Victoria daily receives u tele
gram from the czarina, and It Is under
stood that no exceptional anxiety is
yet displayed. According to the .Mos
cow ciiiTcspondent of the Pally Kx-pie.-'s,
an examination of water taken
from the well used for drinking pur
poses at Llvadla proved (he presence
of typhoid germs. An Odessa dispatch
to tho Pally News, dated Thutsilay,
"Iteports for the last two days indi
cates serious decline in the strength nf
tlio czar,"
i -n im
by l!cliobo Wio fioni Tlie Aoeiatcd l'n.j.
Xew YoiK, Xov. 25. -The annual numan (u the
Pmiuyltatili iicty of thi elty was prraihcd by
the chaplain of tho society, Iho llcv. Dr. lieoise
M. Chi Ul! in, in tlie Church of .St. Mary the
ViiKiti, this afternoon. llUhop Potter is prcst
tltlit of the IVnnltanla wcicty anil Andrew
C'atncijie one of the ke n cldcnlj.
Uy i:eltidic Wiie from Tho Associated l'rs.
Auiiipolb, Xov. L'J. Jfanlial Other, a, jnofes.
tor In Iho ntvy, tcsldtncc at tho tmal academy,
diol uuy tuddcnly here thU aJternoe-n o uoop.
Almost Unanimoiislij Adopted bu
the Latln-ftmcrican Gon-
gress at Madrid,
A Significant Alignment of the SoutH
American Republics That Will
Probably Bo Useful in Preserving
Peace in. tho Country Argentine
and Brazil Alarmed nt Chill'a Wnj
By i:clntbc IVIro from Tin A-tsodated 1're.M.
Washington, Xov. 25. Dispatch
from Madrid received In official diplo
matic quarters here make tho first an
nouncement that in the debates befon
tb 1,atin-American congress, whosa
sessions havo just been concluded, tht
principle) of compulsory arbitration
urged by the Peruvian delegate has
been approved by almost unanimous
vole, Chile alone holding out and pro
testing against tho action taken. The
division not only favors compulsory
arbitration in disputes between tho
American republics, but also provides
that guarantees shall be given for the
faltblul performance of, the conclu
sions reached by the arbitration tribu
nal. Aside from tlie immediate question
involved, tho decision of the congresi
is regarded in South American quar
ters as significant of tho alignment of
the southern, republics on the increas
ing differences which have arisen ot
late and which are threatening to
bring about a general crisis Involving
most If not nil of tho South American
countries. Severa events have occurred
recently Indicating a widespread move
ment. Peru has been making desper
ate efforts to regain her provinces of
Tacna and Arlcu. which are a sort ol"
border hostage held for tho last ten
years by Chile. Holiiia is Involved in
tho same controversy, as she has lost
her tea coast to Chile and is now seek
ing to save a part of it. The hitter
question was recently brought to .t
direct Issue by the presentation of a
demand from Chile, generally e m-s-trued
as an ultimatum, requiring Bo
livia publicly to acknowledge by treaty
the sovereignty of Chile over the se.i
roust In question. About a month ago
ChiK adopted the compulsory milltr.i.v
system, under which every male citizen
on i "aching tho age of 19 years must
servo as ii soldier. Tills has cau--e.
widespread concern in South America,
and has bd other countries to take
steps toward similar military equip
ment, llcuador has declared Its pur
pose of adopting a system like -that of
Cljlle and Peru, which now lias only
two thoufiiud soldiets, and taken stept
to have a geneial enlistment in Its
nntlt nnl guard.
Concern of Argentine.
llut the chief concern has been ex
pressed in Argentine and linix.ll, as it
is the feeling in those countries that
the powerful armament of Chile are
not required against such enfeebled
slates as Peru, r.olivla. Keuador and
the oilier northern republics, but will
be used against Chile's more powerful
neighbors in the south. Argentine and
Chile arc separated by a long bound
ary line which is now In dispute. The
boundary ireiiuently has threatened an
armed conlliet and each country has
be-'ti steadily inctensing Its armament,
land and naval. It Is estimated by one
of the prominent, observers in "Wasli
liigion that eneh country hits spent
about $.-iii,nOo,ni)0 on armament during
the last ten years. Uracil recently ha-
been brought Into the alignment by a restoration of good feeling with
Argentine. Fnr a time they were op
poed over tt boundary contest, but by
thu arbitration of Ihe l'lilted States
the award was made in favor of llra
jill, and AigcntilK! has heartily ae
cpted thii result. Tlie presidents of
liraxil and Argentine hae exchanged
visits, and during the stay of President
Campos r-alles sit Mtienos Ay res lecenl
ly eouslileiittlou was given to united
action on some of these pending .South
American eoutroveisles.
Tlie sevetal movements have bad the
general effect of establishing a com
mon basis b'tut-eu iiollvlu, Pom, Ar
gentine and ItruKll, Willie there Is mi
suggestion thus far that these united
republics would use force against Chile
yet It Is Itppieel.tleil that Hit. pieseiu
situation may It .ul to setlotis tc-nilt.
The Chilean army Is illreeteil hy alii i
Herman olllcets. the coiuiuuiidci' bdng.
(leneutl Keener, a (Senium otllcer, who
was placed at lliu head of tho arm
about ten yais ago. Some forty oili
er foielgll ollleeis, c'hlelly (iiU'lllllll, ills i
occupy leading places mi the stall' an I
line. -
Uy Ksi lu.iie Wile from The -ocl.ited Pic.t.
Philadelphia, Nov. 'IV-'Ihe latin r, In u teal
tinkle iciiitiiio.c will .i.i ; "Ihe i Ui toai
liatle i. in ifiv .tain- tondliioii. .Nturb ciet.i
Mil ill dispute kit iml- .lid r Iho cloe of tliu
Mlll.o ha been MtMai tiull mbit'tcd, ami theie
i Miy at tin- winMiic. mi lull time at Ihe iitliie,,
A lew lolliuiet ion li.iuiieiii h.t tho Hliuit wat. r
iiidy, wliit It t Mollis iilli'iii,, but tho
om put I at lili;e ,tt pi.iMc iiml lie) tallioiilt
are dolus' their ituiol to tunic tin) eoal to
nuilu-r. 'Ihe wiathir during Iho put week his
Ineii mi mild thai it h.H lather Interfered with
ordilluK at loiiiiiiupttnli for doiuettlo ucj lou
tinuM liiht on tlie eaboaid. 'lliu coMar weithi'i'
and tuows In tho went hate, however, stimulated
the ih maud and (he Ihtt told i-pill hem
will kiiuilii rutilt, A busy H-.i-ion till tin
elote of tho tear it aulleliated.
t-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-t- )- - -f--t-f-WEATHER
Washtrston, Nov, 2. Porccctt for
Monday and 'lie.diyi l.'attcni luntjl.
i.mia lllin Jl'jiidaj', pot.-ibly tuiniir;
inlo mow in noithvni peitlou; colder
in afleriii-on or eieniii?. Tu .dn.v, Un;
Dtirthwterly cilm Monday, bhilti if lo
iiertlinctterly by neninj.
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