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Senator Davis, of Minnesota, Ex
pires After Two Months
UNCONSCIOUS FOR HOURS
Illness Dntes from His Return from
the Maine Campaign It Was at
First Believed the Case Was One of
Blood Poisoning: Caused by In
fection Through a Slight Abrasion
of His Foot The Trouble Settled
in His Kidneys and Since Then the
Case Has Been Considered Hope
less by His Physicians.
lly r.M-lmhi' Wire hum The A'sotiatcd ln v..
St. I'uul, Nov. 27. United States Soti
ator Cushmun K. Duvls, chairman of
tlio committee nn foreign relations of
the senate, died at IiIh home in tills
,'lty at S'.'IS o'clock this evening, after
an Illness of two months. He lias suf
fered greatly during his sickness and
gradually sunk away, being uncon
scious for several hours before death
and so far as known suffering no pain.
Grouped about the death bed were
Senator Davis' immediate family, h's
devoted wife, his aged father, Major
31. X. Davis, and his two sisters, Mrs.
Morford and Mrs. Barllett Tripp. Ills
law partner, !. A. Severance and wife,
were also present as well as the doe
tors and nurses. The family had been
prepared for the end since the tlrst
sinking spell, which neenrred last Fri
day night and all have been where
they could lie summon d at a mo
The senator had been in a. coma
lose slnlis during- the day and dentil
came almost Imperceptibly, the clos
ing scene of the distinguished states
man's life being marked with but lit
tle Incident. His last conscious ut
terance was the expression of a wish
t" live; not for the sake of the lil
itsclf, but because ho had believed his
country needed him. His words were:
"Jh, that I might live live years more
for my country's sake."
The senator's wife, who has been
In constant attendance upon his sick
bed, had never lost hope. The senator
lu his moments of lucidity expressed
.i strong determination lo recover, and
within the past week told United
States District Attorney Kvnns, who
had been admitted to see him, that he
was positive he would soon be well,
but the serious kidney affection which
developed on Nov. II. had refustui to
yield to treatment. On Sunuay. Nov.
US, u serious change for the worse was
noted. On that day his delirious spells
became more marked and since then
the lucid intervals have been less and
less frequent until the senator was al
most constantly out of his mind, in
Ills delirium he raved of his congres
sional work. He would declare in vig
orous phrases fragments of the na
tion's foreign policy. There was, ot
course, no coherence a sentence about
the Philippines would be' followed by
a comment upon the Monroe doctrine,
or a suggestion t,f an impending war
with Spain. Hut always in his dls
cased mind, his, patriotic and olllciul
duties weru with him.
After ills return from tins Maine cam
paign in Septepiber, Senator Davis was
troubled by twinges of pain in one of
his feet, to which ho paid little atten
tion, thinking it due to some neuralgia
condition, which would soon pass. Jlo
began an active campaign In this state,
speaking at Duluth, September 21, and
at Alexandria, .Minn., September 23,
During the latter speech he suffered so
greatly that he could not wear his shoe.
Jle returned home at once and was
ordered to bed by his physician. A few
days later an operation was performed,
but ho failed to Improve, and a con
sultation of physicians was called. Dr.
Ktone, Dr. Lnnkuster and Dr. Jtothrook
participated. An operation on October
II was not. bcnctlclal and a further
operation was performed October 21.
It wtiH at llrst believed the cuse was
one of blood poisoning, caused by In
fection through n slight abrasion of
bis foot from the dye of a black silk
stocking, and tliu operations drew olf
the accumulation of pus.
His condition improved steadily un
til Nov. 4, when ho grew worse and
Dr. .1. D. Murphy, the Chicago speoluli
1st, was sent for, a. consultation- being
held the next day. At that time n
slight gangrenous condition was dis
covered and an operation was found
necessary, removing a portion of onu
toe. Tho wound healed well and this
physicians were hopeful of the out
come. Howovcr, on Nov, 11, kidniy
trouble became apparent, both nophri
tiH and diabetes complicating the case
mid making his condition more erlll
t;al. Another consultation wm, lH
Murphy was held Nov. i:i, confirming
tho previous opinion and settling tho
pre.-jonco of tho kidney trouble, Dr.
Murphy had been sanguine of me
senator's recovery up to this time, but
upon tho discovery of tho fresh com
plications ho privately expressed tho
opinion that Hits casi was hopeless.
Blnco then the patient has steadily
grown worse J lis delirium lasted
nearly a week and this inoniing ho
panic into unconsciousness wlilch lasted
until dentil brought him relief,
The President Shocked.
"Washington, Nov. 2, Tim death of
Senator Davis, although expected, enmu
as it shock to his colleagues In tho sen
ate, who aru gathering here prepara
tory to the meeting of congress. The
senator's genial manner had endeared
him to his colleagues and others, Many
genulno expressions of regret were
heard when his death became, known.
President McKlnloy was informed of
the senator's demise mid sent a. tele
irrani of condolence to the widow, Sr-Keaut-ut-Arnis
I.unsdell, of the Semite,
named the following committee of sen
ators to attend tho funeral services:
Nelson, Cullom, Lodge, Foiuker, Wol
cott, Morgan, Daniel, Clark, of Wyo
ming, mid Pettlgrow.
SITUATION BECOMES ALARMING
Fear of Anti-British Uprising in
lly Inclusive Wire from The Anwci.itFil Pros'.
London, Nov. 2S. The Dully Mnll
publishes this morning the following
alarmist dispatch from Cape Town:
"Tile untl-llrlllsh feeling In Cape
Colonoy Is assuming dangerous pro
portions, owing to false stones spread
of British barbarity In Orange ftlwr
Colony and the Transvuul. Loyalists
fear that tho Dutch congress next
week will be the signal for u rising and
they demand that martial law be pro
claimed throughout the colony.
"The situation is declared to br
graver than at any previous period
during the war."
Referring editorially to its Cape
Town advices, the Dally Mull adopts
n most serious tone, nssertlng that th
untl-lirltish movement is accentuated
by the withdrawals of troops from
Cape Colony and calling for vigorous
action by the British government.
Chesapeake and Ohio People Resume
the Regular Running of Trains.
Other Results of the Storm.
By KuIumio Wire from The Associated HiesS,
Itlchinoiid, Vn., Nov. 27. 'Phe Chesa
peake and Ohio authorities furnish this
The iiimnr reported hi the press of today that
there li.ul been uu incident to u passenger twin
mi the (.'h(ipcale and Ohio rallinad is lotally
wlthout f ..mm!. i Hon in tact. Xu accident i.r in
Jtrv .l'..Ucur lias happcind lo any pjssou;OT or
Trallli: li.ul liei'ii ihlajnl t-inie. Sunday, iiIkIiI
by icilsoii ol htavy lain Menus, causing lauiisliil.s
ill the Allegheny mountains, when; tliu well, of
double tracking the i"ad i- lioinc ilow. Trat
lic wjs riMimeil ;.l noon tuil.iy unj li.iiiiti .in;
liOM- liniiiintr I'M M-hnhile time nier tho uitiic
AVellsvillc, N. T.. Nov. 27. Tho dam
nse done to the Duffalo and Susque
ha una railroad tracks between here
and Genesee, Pa., during tins recent
Hood Is estimated at SS.OOU. No trains
have run since yesterday morning, and
it will be Thursday morning before
tralllc is resumed.
Wilkes-fiarre, Nov. 27, Tho heavy
rains of the past few days have iinsed
a rapid rise in tho .Susquehanna river.
At 10 o'clock tonight it was twenty feet
above low water ami the west bank of
the river, between Port (Jritllth and
Plymouth was overflowed. The great
est volume of water comes from the
streams tributary to the river in New
Pittsburg, Nov. 27. The entire Ohio
valley will probably now be flooded as
the reports show that the Ohio has
risen rapidly at many places.
Pittsburg, Nev. 27. At midnight the
marks at the dam registered 2X7 feet
and falling, and all danger has passed
so far as Pittsburg is concerned.
PLOT TO MURDER
London Just Leanib of One in
Which Twenty Foreigners Are
Said to Have Been Concerned.
By i:cltislve Wire from The Associated Pre.
London, Nov, 27. According to a
special edition of the Evening Stand
ard today, ti plot to assassinate Lord
Roberts, in which twenty foreigners
are concerned, has been discovered.
It appears that the conspirators laid
ti mine which was designed to be blown
up Sunday, while Lord Hoborts was In
church at Johannesburg, but the police
and Lord Roberts' bodyguard frus
trated the conspiracy. Ten men, mostly
Italians, have been arrested.
The war office publishes the follow
ing despatch from Lord Roberts, dated
Johannesburg, Nov. 21!:
Ik ripintj of a plot ag.ili.-t my life will prob
ably nv.ih von. 1 thlnl; Jim .shmibl know tliu
f.irlij. it Is liellenil that there ins ii plot in
(NNleiuv, mid the Pallans, four Civifci ami one
I'li'iiiliiiun (To iirrcoteil Nuvi'iubcr M, uwl arc
now iiwjUIiii; trial, Their Intention') were to
expluilv n inlnu under St. .Maiy's cliunli ilmins
Ihe iiiiiinlng K-r Ii'i liehl ill. 11 o'clock on Jiovem
Big Shortage in Accounts.
fly Exi'liulro Wire fioni Tim AMoelateil TiCJi.
Atlanta, On., Nov. 27. A special to
the Juuriml from Portsmouth, Va
says: "Vice President St. John, of the
Hcabuard Air Line, stated today that
K. D. Luckunblll, former agunt of thu
Sea Ilourd at Kerdlnana, Flu., was
short In his accounts $r.o,tn0.
Messages Without Wires,
lly Kirhtelu Wlie from Tlio AioiKlntcil Pie&s.
London, Nov. 28. Slgnor Marconi, no.
cording to tho Dally ICxpress, has prac
tically solved tho question of ocean
traiisinlssloii by wireless telegraphy,
mid will soon w able to uso ills system
across tho Atlantic.
Diamond Thief Confesses,
lly Iftchblre IVIid from Tho Associated I'M,
Plillailelphi.i, ov. 27. John Cnrney, a noto.
I Inn j ilUniiiinl thief, ioiile;ei lod.i.v in luWni;
Moleii i?.i,(i wuiili of tlumuiuh from Kaili'a
jiAuby sloin lut July, III. confession llher
utij William lleijleooii, ho it non- in ji
Uursol with tho uime.
DEATH ROLL OF A DAY.
lly UitUiiivo Who from The Asoclateil Trc-'J.
Allooiu, Pa., Nov. 27. Almct U. Itccd, super
Inttiicleiit of tho Altooiu illviolou of the lVnn
fylrnnU ralhuad. died at the Unlvrrtlty hos
pital, 1'hil.iilelphla, litu last nlhl, lu was
horn in liiooldjn on October 15, JfcM.
.Vow Ywk, Nov. 37, B. I!. A. Purr, puLIlahcr
of thu Mall mill Ihpiiiis, died hero today,
Wiishingtou, Nov. 27, fleorga tV, U'iUoii,
loiiiinlibloiici- of internal revenue, died hero
shortly licfoic. JU o'clocU IliU morning.
Ijjlem, JUa., Nov. 27. Henry W, I'utium, 5f
;iare old, died at the cm km liopltul today. Ho
v.i u rlll war n'Urun, u newtpjper man, a
politician and 4 lute, tail manager.
President Kruuer the Redolent ol
Numerous and Conspicu
ROCHEFORT HEARD PROM
In Presenting a Sword of Honor, He
Expresses the Hope That the Syn
dicate of the Thrones Will Some
Day Be Overthrown by a Syndicate
of tne Peoples Transvaal's For
mer Executive Repeats His Ap
peal for Arbitration.
Dy K.vdulve Wire fiom The AvoelJteil 1're."..
Paris. Nov. 27. Jlr. iCruger began a
busy day this morning by making an
official call. Before !! o'clock he de
parted from the hotel Scribe, driving
In a landau, surrounded by republi
can guards and bicycle policemen, to
visit tlio premier, Jf. Wtildeck-llous-st-titi.
He was accompanied by Dr.
Leyds, Dr. Van Hummel and Dele
gate Fischer. The Interview took
place in AL 'Waldeek-Uousseau's pri
vate study and lasted ten minute:-;.
At half past '.) o'clock, tho premier re
turned the call.
The olflcers of the municipal council
of l'arli and of the gcnpral council
of the Heine were received at 10 a. in.
by air, Kruger in the hotel Scribe.
Tho interview was private and brief.
Immediately after the visitors had de
parted, .Mr. ICruger drove to the hotel
do Ville. He received an ovation from
n large crowd massed in the square In
front of the edilice. Mr. Krueer was
conducted to the debating hall, where
he was given the arm chair nesorwd
for representatives of governments
Vice President Kseudier delivered an'
eloquent address. The president of the
general council also spoke. Mr. Kru
ger replied in energetic tones, thu lik
ing the speakers for th sentiments
President Xruger's Speech.
He said he was deeply grateful for
the welcome, which was a continua
tion and a crowning of that Franco
hail already given lilni. Since he
landed, the tormer president added, he
had been on n rising wave of acclama
tion. He was very thnrkftil fits .ivlinL.
had been done, and what they prom
ised to do for him and his people, who
were still struggling and were mil yet
defeated. Their resistance continues
and will still continue. They will over
struggle for Independence, liberty and
justice. Mr. Kruger also said he hoped
they would yet know them one day in
the future when they had recovered
their independence. He regretted ar
bitration had been refused and he
would never cease to demand it.
As he drove back to his hotel ho
was accorded a warm greeting on the
road. The president of the municipal
ity will tomorrow propose in tho coun
cil a. vote In favor of arbitrating th"
Transvaal disputes. ,
Other Marks of Sympathy.
Henri Hochefort, accompanied by j
deputation Including Deputies M 111 -voyc
and Paulin-Moyr, Senator Pro
vost Delaunay and MM. Copee and Lu
maitre, today presented Mr. Kruger
with a sword ot honor destined for
General Cronje, now a prisoner on St.
Helena. M. Hochefort, In handing the
sword to 'Mr. Kruger, spoke of tho
heroism of the Doers and expressed the
hope "that the syndicate of the
thrones" will some day he overthrown
by a "syndicate ot the peoples."
During thu day a thousand students
formed In procession in the Latin
quarter, each school preceded by a
banner and the whole headed bv a
magnificent bouquet of chrysanthe
mums, tied with ribbons of the French
and Transvaal colors, and Inscribed:
"The students of Paris to President
Kruger for thu fatherland uml right."
Tho students marched across the Seine
and were loudly cheered on their way
to tho hotel Scribe. There President
Kruger appeared on thu balcony and
This evening Mr. Kruger and Dr.
Loyds drove to tho foreign otllce, where
they were received by tho minister of
foreign affairs, M. Delcasse.wltli whom
they hud an Interview lasting forty
11 vo minutes,
Not Coming Here.
When the attention uf Dr. Leyds was
called this evening to the statement nt
trlbuled to .Samuel Pearson, former
commissary general of tho Trunsvuul
army, uml cabled from Now York, that
.Mr. Kruger would probably soon pro
coed to tho United Stutes, ho replied:
"Tlio rumor is without foundation.
Nothing bus been yet decided regard
lug such u movement."
Py Excluxhe Wire from Tho Assoelatrd Prom.
W'jshliiBtoii, Nov. 27. Tho population ol
Hull U ttitl,7l9, PRalnst ai'.WM iii'IKM, uu In
crease of 1,811 or i!3.1 per cent.
The population of Dreifon Is l'.!,K, Uiraln-t
i!i:i,7ii", for 1S!)0, uu inoeaso of tO,7"W, or !l,7
The population of XehraAa Is l,0oS,M', airalii'.t
l,u,N,Ulu In lStxi, an Incieaso of f,iai) or ,!i per
The pupiil.dloii of JTortli Carolina U l.yw.MO,
nifabiit I,017,w; in JblK), en Inuex'.e of 27,'i,bi),
or J7 per cent,
Tho population ot Te.xas U !),ilS,7H, agaliuit
2,?:i3,!i2J in lSW, an iuereaie of Svs,X;, or afl.j
Rulillu and Mahev Matched,
Vy Kxchuio Wlr from The Associated I'uss.
I'lillaileliiMs, Nov. 27. fin Ituhliii and peter
JlahiT will flcht hlx roiiuiH before the IVi.n Art
(lub In tliU city on Peieuilier 17.
Root Pleased with Cuba,
by Exclusive Who fioni 'llio Associated Vet,
Washington, Nov. 27. Secretary lto.ot re.
turned from Cuba llilj aftfrnoon. Mr. ttoot b.lhl
I1I4 trip to Cuba had been quite satlil'actoiy.
A UNIQUE DUEL.
Husbands and Wives in a Deadly
Hy IIvIikIvc Wire from The AMoclattil Trew.
Tampa, Fla., Nov. 27. W. .T. Halloy,
railroad agent at Mango, Flu., shot
and killed Paul Huet. a Frcnchmnn, In
a duel at that place. Huet was em
ployed by Ballcy to do some work on
his farm. Ho was ordered to stop the
work on neeount of It not being satis
factory, tluct became enraged at this
und, it Is alleged, threatened to do
Palley violence. Halloy returned to his
home for a gun. Huet run to his horns
on a similar mission. Mis. Halley fol
lowed her husband, armed with a pis
tol. Mrs. Huet followed her husband,
When the party met, both men raised
their guns. It Is alleged, and Halley
shot first, killing Huet Instantly. Mrs.
Dalley and Mrs. Huet were In thu
meantime fighting with revolvers, .Mrs.
Huet s.evcreTrbfciitlng Mrs. Pulley over
tho head and painfully wounding her.
After tho homicide, Halley coolly car
ried his wife home, gave her medical
attention, and then telegraphed to the
ofllcers to come Tor him.
FIRE AT PLYMOUTH.
Two Children Lost Their Lives in
I!y li.Hikiie Wire lioni 'Die Avociated I'resi
WIlkes-Rarre, Pa Nov. 27. Fire at
midulirht deo ten veil thrnc ,l,i'..lll.r
I " .."V.....,,,
, houses In Plymouth, occupied by
miiiers. One of the houses was occu
pied by a man named Michael Lareda.
The family were asleep and when the
father was aroused he carried out two
of his children. The Unities prevented
him from going Into 'the house again
j and two other children, Mary nnd An
drew, aged nine and four, respectively.
DEAD MAN SUES
AND WINS HIS CASE
In Jail for Life. Murderer Mowrey,
"Civilly Dead," Gets a Verdict
in Damage Suit.
lly llxcliisni.' Wire liora The .J-otiat.'.l 1'ivm.
Providence, K. X., Nov. 27. Martin L.
Mowrey, now serving a life sentence in
the state prison for thu murder of .Mrs.
Abide J. Iteymilds, in IJiirrlllvillo, Tl.
I.. was awarded a verdict of S-I.BOO bv
u Jury In the common pleas division of
the Supreme court today in his suit
against the administrator of the estate
of Kllshn MnUmtw-iuti.
Mowrey, sued through an adminis
trator, having been declared civilly
dead, although he was permitted to'ap
pear In court and testify. He claimed
$.-,oon dn mages for services rendered
-Mnthew.-on Miming die last uventv
yei.rs of his life and also for Sl.tiOO,
which had been put into Mathewson's
care and which had been given Mowrey
by it man named Webb, whom Mowrey
had nursed during- an Illness.
Counsel opposing Mowrey argued
that the man, having been sentenced
lo imprisonment for life, had no" legal
existence and therefore could not be
considered eligible to bring suit.
TOMMY RYAN VICTORIOUS.
He DefeatsJCid Carter in Six Rounds
By ICxeluiiie Wire fiom The Associated l'riisj.
Chicago, Nov. 27. Tommy Ityan, who
now claims Chicago as his home, de
feated Kid Carrier, of Hrooklyn, In sis
rounds at Tattersalls tonight, before a
crowd of 3,000 people, llyiin had the
best of the milling all the way with
the exception of two intervals lu tho
first and second rounds, when Carter
sent him to the mat with right swings.
Carter was beaten fearfully ubnut tho
head and face and although he went
thu Mmlt he fought tho last three
rounds without knowing much about
what he was doing except that there
was u man in front of him whom hu
had to hit.
Ho fouglit gamely to tho last and his
superior weight and strength was a
heavy handicap to Ityan. The latter
however, was much too clever for Car
ter and got Inside nearly every swing
ho made and blocked three out of llvu
blows that were sent to his body. fleo.
Slier awarded the pursu to Ityan amid
loud cheers from the crowd, the ap
plause being fully as much for the
gnmu boy from lirooklyn as for the
Denver, Co., Nov. 27. Benny Yiui
gcr, tho "Tipton Slasher" of Chicago,
and Young Corbet!, of Denver, fougnt
a tcu-roumi draw before the Colorado
Athletic association tonight. The de
cision was vury unpopular and Iteferoa
.luck McKemm was hissed by tlio en
tire crowd as ho loft thu ring. Cor
bett floored Yanger seven times dur
ing tho fight and was himself knocked
Omiilin, Neb., Nov. 27. Perry Queen
an, uf Chicago, and Young i'utor
.Inckson fought twenty loituds hpfo to
night. Refoieo Harden, of Chicago,
declared It a draw,
Wont the Beer Tax Reduced.
lly Inclusive Who from Tlio Associated Piesi
Washington, Nov, S7, lluilolf Brand, picsiiUnt,
with other ofllcial-i of the United Mates Drew
lib" association, cdlcd upon tho pieshlint today
lu urisit the nliolilloti ot the .iiMltiouul tax on
beer Imposed by tho war rrvcnuu act, He cited
facts and llv'urei In show tho lunbhlp which the
mlUltlonal tax iuipo-ivi uml tho prcsldant prom
ibwl b riicr tliu inatUr to conuiisi.
' Eagan Wants Sentence Romittod.
lly I'lxi'lutii'o Viio from Tho Ayoeiuled 1'ivts.
Wushhnjton, Nov. 27, HilgjUier Dcniral
KauJii, toiiiierly cotninUslomr ijeneral of tub.
tUtencc, b.ui appealed to tho president to re
mit tho Keiittnia of Muspctuion to Hut hu may
lie plaied on the retired lift, lloth tho presi
dent and secretary of ur uru mudoiu to ret lie
President's Thanksgiving Turkey,
lly i:.cluiio Who tioni Tlio Afc-soclatcd l'rci
Wadih'Klon, Nov, 27. for many jeara the
pri'sldent's ThaiikcBlylos tinkey hus come from
lthodo hlaml. 'this jiara nuijiillleciit bird, pre.
rented by Pr, J. S. Trexler, of Kutztowu, l'a.,
will Kiaiu tho prciiilcnt'a lab'
He PractlGallu Withdraws from
Front Rank in New York
WILL WORK IN RANKS
In a Letter Read at a Meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce the Bishop
Defines His Position Saying the
Ecclesiastics Are Not Always Per
sona Grata with All the Peo
ple Hewitt Says the Mayor Is Re4
sponsible for Existing Conditions.
Committee of Fifteen to Be Ap
pointed. fly Kxclu-iio Wire from The Ai-oci.tted I'reiw.
New York, Nov. 27. A gathering ot
business men resulted from tlie call for
a oonteronoi; at the chamber of com
merce today to take action In tho re
form movement. Thu features ot the
meeting were the practical retirement
I of lllshop Potter from the front rank
j of the movement; an address by Abram
S. Hewitt. In which he said that tho
j responsibility for the piesent condition
', of affairs in New York city rested on
' the mayor, and thu unanimous adop
tion of tlio following resolution:
Ki'mjIimI. 'lint a loiimiitlcc of llfterii lie :ip
luiinliil liir the niinwa. nt attcinptitig to lirliii;
to oleoma those ri-ionilhj lor the present ioii
dilicti ot :lll;iir-.
Hlshop rotter, In a letter explaining
his absence front the meeting, wrote
I h.ilt nnl he .tMc owiim U a tiuk'0 linet
ing to utcntl the iiieeiini; of I he eh.nnliei of
I'liiuncue today Mr, I think f ouht In aihl,
-hniihl I do it I wen- tree. "Ihe idm of mu h
u nii'clliitr should hu piiiiMidy It. tmily I In:
lories t'ti tho niile tt )m dei-eney :nnl the jiio
teotlon of the weak in this eominniiit;'. Mot
in meli uu eflurl Jti tielesi.HIti' i mil thu hi!-!
Ills pellicular iiilllutinns make hint il!tlnclly
nyt a peisuiu grata, lo iiric.sU uml mlni-ler.i (und
..otiU'lintes people) of other communion.?, with
whom (he oiliiim tlioologl.'him is till a very
aetiie FFiitlmeiit. Tliu ok-nsy may titty iM'i-il-e
t In- prophetic offiie of loiisin;;, naming
nil real In'.:, hut in Mnial uml polliieal move
iniiils, their liesl (iike will he iii the ranks,
when', in in times of Mie- .nnl sh;;e they nmy
pairol, mount loianl, keep w:lIi1i, hut 1mm :o
niliers tin" lnl; of -,'eutTa!.ship.
A FATAL EXPLOSION.
Three Boys Killed and Fourteen
Wounded in Wlieelinf,'.
lly i:cludve Wire fiom The Associated Pres.1.
AVheellng, W. Va,, Nov. 27. At
l.eiiseervllle, W. Va., twenty miles
above AVheellng, on tliu Ohio river, a
j crowd of twenty boys had built a tire
' on the river bank from driftwood and
were watching the rising waters. Tn a
lot of dilftwood one of the boys throw
on the lire was a. can partially lllled
with nltro-glycerlne. Immediately there
was a torritlc explosion and three boys
were killed and fourteen wounded, of
whom three may die.
The dead are: Harmon Finley. aged
thirteen, son of a poor widow; AYIllle
Davis, afied nine years, and Robert
Finley, aged eighteen years.
As a result of thu explosion, an in
fant ohild of Mrs. Durig died a Tew
Dy i:clu;he he fiom The Associated I'm..-.
New Yolk, Nov, 27, Ariiwil. Atuti.i, lila
How uml VnNllle; Cap J-i io, Ilaiiui'.uir, l!oulo'ne
ami l'h, mouth; California!, (!lasim- nnd Movllle.
Cleaicil: Keiblnvti n, Antwerp ia Soulhaiiipton;
Oceanic, l.iMipool; Aller, (ieiio.i, Naple.-, etc.
Failed: Kaiser Wilhelni der ftio-se, llivuieu via
Clieihoiilg and !-imthampli.ii; Anehoiia, (ikis
gow; Tauilc, biverpool. CherbourR Aimed:
Pennsylvania, Xe.v York via l'ljiiKnilh for Ham
burg Sellly l'.ifeil: Tliave, New York for
Soiiilianiptriii anil Bremen. Piowliciil -1'.ii.miI:
Majihtie, Nlw York for i;oeeu.-toiui and l.lvii
pool. I'l.nvle Point l'.ied: Ma.idniit New
Voile for llotteiilam.
Another Election Contest,
lly KxiliisiU) Wire fiom The As.soclated 1'ieo-i.
I'hllailelpliia, Nov. 2". Former ItcprewiiUtltc
.'olm It. l.lojd today dechleil to contest tliu eke
Hon of ltepivneulatiie Htiiry Oranshaeh to tl.o
tale H'li.tti" from the Second district. John W,
I'eihln and Dennis F Coney have resolved to
make a similar mutest against Alcxumhr Col
vllli! and llenuan llutt, (juayites, who on the
fare of the letiuus were elected ill the l'lttcciitli
To Discontinue All Free Passes,
lly l!ilu-lvo Wire liom Tho A3oeiatid PriM.
Cleveland, Nov. 27. 'Ihe lulminatloit of (en
yearn of constant ell'ort to discontinue all tree
transposition on tho railroads appear to he
npnroiitliiiifr. A comuilttio has been appointed
for tho two trunk lino association ntul tho
Cential Traffic association to canvass- the situa
tion. All lequoiW for passes have been plueoii
holed until peretiiler lo. Tho plan is to place
all f.ivuM upon the h.isU of one cent ptr mile,
Richard Croker Interviewed,
lly n.'jdiislvo Wire from The Associated Press.
Loudon, Nov, 27, Prior to depaitlnc for Carls
bad diehard Cioken was Intel viewed by tho As
sociated Press, lie taldi "'cs, I noticed thj
boom In Anii'iicau securities. Of course thcic
mo liable to bo epulis of tills kind when the
trusts are lu power, Hut I cannot regard It as
an indication of tin bouudi-sl publlu health."
National Good Government league.
By Ucrluilrc Who from Tho Associated 1'res.s.
Plttsburif, Nov, a". Tlio fourth annual con
vention of tho National flood (ioveiument leaguo
will bo held In Carneifle lull, in Allegheny,
TlmMiy ui.d Friday, ie.ikers ot national rep
utation will nihlress tho coin cm Ion, The con.
volition will be iion-partLviii.
Arnold Must Stand Trial,
lly llwludve Who from The Asnoclatnl PicM.
Hairlshuiv, Nov, S7. (!ornir stone liorwrcd
i. rioulsitioi'i for tlio return to Ohio of Albert
Arnold, uur.ji'd with having bVlmllisl icitain
Ohio cattU'intli out of $'JI,000,
Made a Clean Sweep.
Uy Kucjiulro Who fioni The Aboclalcd Press.
New Yoik, Nov. 27. Albeit II. Koeder, foimer
ly In the mlnimr bushier In Denver, Col., filed
a petition in bankruptiy today, Il.iUlittw J15,.
2J1 and no sscts.
tui; m:vs this muknlvu
Weather InJlcatlons Today,
FAIR; NORTHERLY WINDS.
t tlenernl America's Coump on tho Chinese
tjucrllon -MectN wild Favor.
Sjmpathy of Fiance for Krtrrir.
Dentil of Scnatnr Cudiinan K. DiVii,
llldiop Pottir Wlthiliaivs from thu Vice Cru-
2 General Carliondile Department.
;i Local Kehois from the Stale U 1!. C'uiivtn
tlotl. Court I'roceidlng.
Nolci and Comment.
5 Local Crusade A!:dnt Fortune Tollers.
Street Hallway Finplojeiv Organize.
(5 Jiriil Wet Scrantou nnd Suhuilwii.
7 Northeastein Pdius.vlvnnl.i Nevi'M.
"lalffid Tools" (Shoit Story).
J Local Live News of the Industrial Wurtd.
THE ROOT PLAN TO
Considered by House Military Com
mittee Provides for an Army of
00,000 Men, Maximum Strength.
lly FiMulu-isp Wire hum The Associated l'i-s
Washington, N'ov. 117. Tlio house mil
itary committee today went over the
army reorganization hill, drawn on
lines suggested by Secretary Hoot.
The bill provides for a maximum of
IMi.iWi) men and a minimum of ."S.tiilii,
with thirty regiments of Infantry, fif
teen regiments of cavalry and a grad
ual Incivtisw of the urlillsry until at
the end of live years Iheri" will be 1S,
1)00 moil, The artillery Is not to bo
organized into regiments, but as bat
teries and organizations of heavy and
Held artillery. "With the maximum
army there are to be l".n men in each
infantry company, making l.s::n men
to n regiment. The maximum of n
cavalry troop Is to be 10i men.
The bill provides that hereafter va
cancies In the staa', excepting the med
ical corps, pay corps and enstlneer.").
.-hall be tilled by details from the liii".
such lb-tailed olllreix being subject lo
line duty nl any time. 1'romottons aro
to be made from the regular army ac
cording to the present rank down to
and ineliullng the. rank of captains.
Tho ot'.'i'crs of the present volunteer
army can become nlllcers in the regu
lar army, but In lb" grades of first
and second lleutenanls only, tho va
cancies in the captains rank being
lllled front the first lieutenants of tho
present regular osiabll.-bment, the re
lative rank of th- volunteer ollleors
entering (no i.-gular esliibll.sbnli.'iU to
be determined by seniority.
Tho committee will hold another ses
GEORGE F. NESBITT KILLED.
Well Known Wilkes-Enrrean Meets
a Sad Fate.
Uy Lwlinivc! Wire fiom The A-socialed Pies..
Wilkes-IJarre. Xov. 7. Word was
received' here tonight of the tragic
death of George F. Xcsbitt, at .Mebane,
North Carolina, today.
.Mr. Xesbitt left here a wcck ago on
a hunting trip to North Carolina. The
despatch conveying the news of his
death says he bad left a colored at
tendant In a carriage in the woods
and started off with his two dogs. Not
returning as soon as expected the col
ored man became alarmed and started
to search for him. Jle found Air. Nes
bltt's dead body a short distance away.
The two dogs were standing over II.
This supposition is that he fell and
his gun was discharged, the load of
shot entering his left side, causing In
stant death. The dead man was a sun
of Aliram Xesbitt, president of the
Second National bank of Wllkjs-IJarre,
and probably the wealthiest resident
lu the Wyoming valley. Young Nenbitt
graduated from Yale lu tin- class of
Plans for n Cornell Art School,
fly Lveliidve Wire fiom The Associated Press.
llluea, N. V., Nov. ::-'lhe family of ( ..iinl
hai been conshlerln? lor thicu yearn pad, plain
fi.i" a colle.'e uf line alls on a luaiiillllci lit scale.
Diavviup. Ii.no at last bciu inailo ol an nupus.
hw Iriii'luie wich as would ima llu ievvn of
tho lucidly. The wlillce tiuisi ihl;;nul iiouhl
coil M,(Xiil,lin, uml II would lake an endow im-nl
of "rl.oo.iim) io beep biich a collrp; luuuho,'. U
Is propositi to teach the line nrtn in their en
tirely lu this liistittilloii a It materialize.
Hypnotized Into Matrimony.
lly Inclusive Wire from The A-suchdeil I'rus.
Sail Fruiii'lM'o, Nov. 27, The mosl novel c hum
evir tet up for dlvoico has bciu uiaile by , I'.
I'diner, a hudne. inati uf IhN city, who i latins
In lux loiuplalut against hu wife that the mail"
him many her nirahist I. Is will, and that at ihe
time cf the vveilJIui; he win in a "h.vpiiollc loir."
World's Athletic Games.
Dy 11. elusive Wire from Tho A'loel.tteil l're.
I'uilr, Xov. 87, llarun Pierre do Couherlln, the
levin r of the Uliupju sanui, s.i.vs Hill tho
Iiiterintlonil lonuultteo on tho t.'iiin.s hu obd
to bold the uet nii.uhvniii.il imctluv; in the
L'nllod Sliilei). Thill" .no lluec caiullilate, for
tho donor Xevv York, Ohlcatfu und lluilalu.
RendliiR' Statement for October.
fly Ilxclmive Wire from Tho Associated Pivsn.
I'hlladelphlj, Xov. 'J7. The Octulur ftatrnitnt
of Hi" Iteaillui; i.illi'oail i-lmwi a ilet-ica-o of
$(.fS,ti.j III net eaiuliiKl Tho coal company In;
n t-I't.l'i I dellelt lompaird with a S1M.VIV uur
Bin uf prollt for October, a jcaf go.
Republican Plurality iu Jersey,
Vy Inclusive Wire fiom Tho .Woclatnl Press.
Treiilon, N. ,1., Xov. 27. Tho olllelal cati
viis-i of ilictloii ii tin hi thawi the Itrpuhllcan
pluitllly in tho slate on thu avna',-c vole for
ilcclor to bo Hi.syj.
Kid McCoy's Wife Gets Her Divorce.
Uy exclusive Who from 'llio Associated l'res.
Jvevv Yoik, Xov. ;". Jiullco I.eviiitlltl today
contlrmcd the upoit of tho icfeico erantluir a di
Vovio on staiuluiy ioniiil to Mrs. Julia 1'.
Selhy fiom Xoiinan Sclhy, alias "KU1" JlcCoy,
Noveiubor Corn nt Fifty Cents.
My Il.icludvc Who from Tho Associated I'rcas.
Chicago, Nov. 27, A new price retold waa
nudj today when November corn sold t SI.
Tho market held linn around the half dollar uuk
throughout the tc&lcii.
American Position on the Ghlnesc
Question Meets with
HAY'S COURSE APPROVED
President and Cabinet After Review
ins; Jt Thoroughly Give It Their
Unqualified Indorsement Nothing
Official Heard from Germany nnd
Exchanges of Verbal Opinions nnd
Suggestions Arc Believed to Be in
Progress at Berlin.
By K.chislvc Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington. Nov. 27. Tho cabinet
meeting today was occupied mainly -Willi
a discussion of Chinese affair.
The result of the discussion of this
latest phase of the Chinese problem
was a thorough approval at every point
of tlio policy of Secretary May, espe
cially of the last Instructions to Air. N
'linger, which had been forwarded just
it week ago and which advised making
terms which the Chinese government
While .Mr. Cong ; bus full plenipo
tentiary povveis, and conseijueiilly by
Ills acts at IVliln can finally connnP
the government of the 1'nltod Ktates
to nn agreement. II Is understood he
the ofllcInJs here that so far he has nut
signed any protocol, or preliminary
treaty. So, regardless of Air. Conger's
disposition toward the agreement
reached by the ministerial council, the
'jovernnient of thu Cnited .Stales still
stands uncommitted and therefore Is
in a position to endeavor to bring
about, such changes In the arrange
ment as are deemed Indlsnensuble to
keep the world's peace.
Air. White, our ambassador at I.cr
lln, has not yet communicated to the
slate department the reception accord
ed by the ficrmtin government to the
copy of the Instructions supplied by
mir st.ite depnrtnii nt to Minister Con
ger. It is .-.tilted that these Instruc
tions, not being lu the form of u direct
address, would not necessarily call for
a formal response, uml it is oven prob
able that the only result will bo such
an exchange of views as bus taken
place verbally nl Jbnlln between our
ambassador and the German minister
for foreign alfairs. It Is expected that
several days will he consumed in this
kind of negotiations with tho various
powers before the lusL phuse of the
Chinese itieslhui Initiated by .Secretary
Hay's Instructions to Minister Conger
as lo the agreement, can be passed.
Private advices received here indl
cale thai the suggestion of tills gov
ernment, as embodied lu the instruc
tions to Minister Conger, meet with
general favor abioad.
NEGRO GAMBLER SHOT.
Mob Fills Him Full of Holes a..d
Exhibits the Corpse.
By 1. .elusive Wile from Th; Associated I'UH.
l.uk" city. 'a., Nov. -7. Spencer
AVIIIIalii.s. a negro gambler, last nlglu
shol and dangerously wounded City
Marshal Strange and William Strick
land, a business man of this city. The
marshal was atteiiipting lo arrest the
As soon as the news of the shooting
became known, cltixens fornipd a posse
and overtoil): Williams this morning hi
a swamp. Williams was literally rhot
to pieces. Fully 2UH bullet holes were
found lu his body, wlilch was exhibited
lit from of the court house gate,
CAUSE AND EFFECT.
Maybe You Can Discern Both in the
lly i:iluslvc Win from 'Ihe Assuclued I'n. ,
11,,.. Uu V.. '7 'I'll.. 1 .il",l l iivnlr...
publisher a. dispatch I'n mi Slmimhnl,
which cays: "I'lU'uvonihli' ivpnrts aru
I.. ,.l.i,.nlo I, ,ii , ..nonioiliiii" ..it.. ...,.. I it.n.i
III I lit lIUtll'MI 1 "111 Villlllrv IlllVh-'l 1IIH,1-
Tho illsnatch adds: "The tleriuans
have occupied the rich coal Ileitis on
the bonier of the provinces of Chi LI
ami Shan SI."
POPE IS QUITE WELL.
The Story of His Death Was Merely
a Flying- Fake,
lly Inclusive W'uo from The A...icl.iled I're.
Loudon, Nov, -7. Th.' report of the
death of the pope, which reached Xow
York today, uas based on Purls ru
mors circulated by a small news
Tho pontiff was ittiite well yesterday
Wliou-ho iMcolved In audience tho Prin
cess of Asturlas, oldest sister of the
King of .Spain,
Ambush in tho Philippines,
By I'xcliiahu Who from Tim Associated I "icy.
Manila. Xov. an, A dotuchment of
Third Ibilted States infantry was am
bushed Saturday near Malolos. Tim
Liidroiirs ilrcd a volley at tho Amcrl
ans, killing two privates' of Company
V, ami wounding three. The insur
gents i'M.'aped into a swamp.
Lake Steamer Lost.
Uy llxcliuho Who from Tho Associated I'resj.
Sandusky, O., Xov. ". A steamer)
which arrived hero tonight brlngn
news of the loss of tho schoonor Matt,
inro Callcy, with iv crow of seven,
near Point Pelce, In l.aku Kile,
4- -f -iV -l'-f -t-
X WEATHER FORECAST. X
f Washington, Nov. 27. Forecast for
Iautcru Pennsylvania) fair WcdniiiUy -f
and Thuisdayj wind mostly froJi,
-f northerly. -f
s M 's-V '
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tkj0jrL -,Vns, h V. :hM.smar &mxiUj&'
vlM 1 Si',.;.,' Ii.