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SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 1900.
fhe Powers Have Forwarded Re
quest to Field Marshal
TO SAVE OBSERVATORY
An Effort Made to Preserve the As
tronomical Instruments in the
Pekin Observatory Chinese Pro
tests Are Vain Many of th9
Bronzes Can Be Used for Astron
y Iduitio Wlte from The Associated 1'irM.
Tien Tsln, Dec, i, via Shanghai.
Protepln and requests have been for
warded to Fold Marshal Count Von
Wnldeisee by the lopresentatlves of
i the powers, urging the prevention C
the removal of astronomical Instru
ments froini the observatory at Pekin.
Most of the principal instruments have
been prepared for shipment and la
belled for IJerlln or for Paris.
The Chinese themselves do not pro
test, as members of Til Hung Chang's
Ftaff put It, their objection would be
useless, as whatever they say or do in
the way of protest only elicits uncivil
The observatory is usually recog
nized as one of the Interesting frights
in Pekin. Most of th instrument-)
now out of place are ISO years old.
Many of them are magnificent bronzes
nnd although not of modern type, can
still be used for the purpose of astro
The number of Chinese returning haa
been considerably augmented during
the last few days. Apparently they
The provost marshals of the various
nations are being daily Informed n
tr the whereabouts of returning Box
ers, but only those are arrested against
whom there Is conclusive evidence of
having killed native Christians.
The first locomotive since the Meg''
of the legations ran ycsteiday from
Tien Tsln to Pekin. The line will not
be opened, however, for general usj
until about Dec. 15.
The Country Expeditions.
London, Dec. 3. "Count Von Walder
see expresses some solicitude," says the
Pekin correspondent of the Morning
Post, "concerning expeditions into the
mirrounding country, but he believes
that they are necessary und salutary.
Most of the British officers appiove
"Sir Robert Hart, in the course of
conversation, said ho .considered the re
sentment against foreigners to be part
ly just and the outgrowth or the last
sixty years of treaty relations. He
Heemed to think the settlement would
be a. difficult problem.
"Chinese military forces are being
formed everywhere, and even if the Im
portation of foreign arms is piohlblled,
a supply will be easily obtainable from
"A body .of one hundred American
cavalrymen is escorting some Chinese
officials at Tier.-Tsin."
"Chang Chili Tung has received a
dispatch from Slan-Fu," bays the cor
respondent of the Standard, "directing
him to stop the forwarding of further
.supplies to the province of Shon-Si. It
is rumored that Emperor Kwang Su
will return to Pekin immediately and
that the empress dowager will follow,
it the reception given him is satisfac
tory." The Shanghai conespondent of the
Times also reports that it is believed
in well Informed circles that the Chi
nese court is anxious to return to Pc
Jrtn; but he says that such a coui.se
-would not be agreeable to LI Hung
Chang, who hopes to gain an advant
age from dissensions among the pow
ers. Regrettable Appropriation.
London, Dec. 3. Dr. Morrison, wiring
to the Times from Pekin, says; "In
pursuance or their regrettable policy of
appropriation, the French and Gorman
generals, with Count Von Wnlderseo's
approval, have removed from the wall
of Pekin the superb astronomical In
struments erected two centuries ago by
the Jesuit Fathers. Half of them will
go to Berlin and the rest to Paris.
"Thu explanation of this act of van
dalism is that, Inasmuch as the return
of the point is so Improbable, such
beautiful Instruments should not bo ex
posed to the possibilities of Injury when
Pekin is no longer the capital."
Hy Kxchblre Who from Tlio ,soclatcd Pri'.
Mvadja, Uuropcui HuvIj, Doc. 2. The fulluw
JiU,' bulletin resMiilluir tint condition of Ihnpiror
Nicholas wan Issued today; "Tho izji paved .1
cry Rood day jctuday and slept ury well
last illicit. His nujutA's luiulitlnii this morning
is very eatisfaetoiy. ii appetite is u-tuinliig
mid Ida struialli paihuliy imiiu.liur, I.isf
I'K'iiliu; lita tinipenituie was 1)7,1), and hi? puke
lit. This inoinliig tlio former wai (i; and the
Copenhagen, Doc. 8, Th dowager caiiiiu lus
started for l.hadl.i.
Religious Census of Townndn.
n.v KxcluIic Who f.'iui The Aoc lateil ITfti.
Towui.da, 'a., Dee, 'J 'he Klililuii' ccniw u
this liuioiigli was tai.cn jc.terdjy hy via nanday
t hoot n ill its, l,i families, umipioniK j.uil
poaom belni,' illed In three ham, 'flic re
turn show IS diiiiimliMiioiie, uf whit It the Milh
odlit is lrun-it with 1,101). 'llu f'alholle
ihurih has W'S und tho rroobyteilan m. Hut
four refined iiiforinutlon, und lto ud li'i ihureli
prifeume. Hisular iillindant at ihiuili and
fcuuday uhool iiuiiil.fr 4, l?d and l.KU iepeit
Turko-Germnn Difficulty Settled
Py i:cliulve Wire friu 'iliv .Wilatwl l'ies.
' Constantinople, Doe. 2. 'Ihu TiirKu-tiemuii
illtieulty ri'frirdins a loalliitf jtatlon in thu Ited
Ira has Wen settled, lUmiauy intliiijtiiij that
lu only wants a ktattou during (he, Cblucsj
THE BARK BOLIVIA
ABANDONED AT SEA
Her Crew Rescued by the Lamport
nnd Holt Line Steamer Olbers.
She Wns Waterlogged.
tly l'.ulusbe Wire from Hip Amoclatcd Prou.
New York, Dec. 2, The Lamport and
Holt Ilne steamer Olbers, Captain
Brnithwaito, which arrived tills morn
ing from Brazil ports, via San Lucia,
brought Captain Haakeson and four
teen seamen of tho Norwegian bark
Bolivia, which was abandoned at sea
In a water-logged condition on Novem
ber 29. The Bolivia left Darlen. No
vember 20, and sailed from Sapelo on
the 2IId fur Hull. On the 26th the ves
sel ran Into a galu lasting forty-eight
hours. She labored and strained badly,
causing her to sprlnga bad leak. Heavy
seas also boarded the vessel and when
the storm subsided she was water
logged. All hands were kept at the
pumps, but In spite of their efforts tho
water steadily poured hi from the bows
and stern with the seams opened.
On the L'ilth the steamer Olbers was
observed bearing down. She stood by
wlille the ciew abandoned the bark,
and took nil hands safely on board.
Tin: Bolivia was then seen to be fast
WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA
James Merriam Characterizes It as
"One of the Blackest Spots in
Ity IXclusiie. Wire from The Associated Pipml
Capo Town, Dec. 2. Replying at
Stellenbosch, Capo Colony, to un ad
dicss presented to him by the leaders
of the Africander bund, Mr. James
Merriam, former treasurer of Cape
Colony, In -ytho course of tan impas
sioned speech, denounced the war in
South Africa as "one of the black
est spots In British unnals."
The present methods of British war
fare, lm said, were such as 'iicour
agod the worst elements on both sides
and were bound to prove fatal to the
ultimate peace of the country. He de
clared that neither ho nor Mr. J. W.
Sauer. fin nier commissioner of nuhlic
works, would attend the Worcester
congress, lest it should bo said that
the 'eongiess was engineered by piv
st illations and lie appealed to all Af
ricanders to speak boldly when up
holding their rights and yet " to avoid
wild language and actions which might
lead to abrogation of the Inst vestige
Mr. S.uier, whose speech was rather
more militant, demanded the removal
of Sir Alfred Milnur, whom he describ
ed as "violently anti-Dutch." He de
clared that If Great Britain deprived
the two lepubllcs of their indepen
dence she would lose the affection of
all South Africans. Referring to this
"Worcester congress, he urged the dele
gates to show firmness.
A Score of Persons Killed and Sixty
Hurt Train Employes Narrow
ly Escape Lynching.
By fAcluihe Wiic horn The Associakd Pie.
Hun Antonio, Tex., Dec. 2. A terrible
v-ivck, in which a score of persons
were killed and about sixty hurt, oc
curred on the Mexican Central rail
way on Thursday afternoon between
T.imanacha and Symon. fifty miles
south of Jumlllco. The first news of
the accident reached here today. Ed
ward Ulsche, a citizen of San Antonio,
was at the scene twenty minutes after
tlio engines crashed together. The
place where tho wreck occurred Is In
,i alley at the foot of two Immense
At the time both trains were run
ning thirty miles an hour. One of tho
trains had on board a construction
ciuvv numbering 150 men. The other
was u freight train of fifty-five empty
ears. Three engines and about forty
cms were piled up thirty feet high.
Two American tialn employes were
foiced to liee to avoid being lynched,
The names of the killed and Injured
pre not obtainable, Tills Is said to be
trie most serious wreck that has ever
oceuired In Mexico.
WILL BE CELEBRATED
By Exclusive Wire fiom Tho Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 2. Archbishop
Mnrtlnelll, the apostolic delegate, will
participate at services to bo held at
St, 'Patrick's church, in this city, nt
midnight on Dec, 31, to consecrate tho
new century to God. A year ngo the
pope gavo a special permission, with
n view to wide exercise of the privi
lege io sing a solemn mass at mid
night of 'Dee, 31, of last year, to con
secrate the closing year of tho century
and to repeat It em Dec. 31 next, at
the same hour, for consecrating the
entire new century.
WARSHIP FOR TURKEY.
Hy V.Mclusie Wire from The Associated ('lets.
Constantinople, Dec, 2. Hassan
J'nshl Ottoman minister of murine, and
(leneui! Williams, representing the
Cramp Shipbuilding company, of Phil
uib'iplila, have signed a contract for
tin coi'Htructlon of a cruiser for the
Oitmrau navy. The price to be paid
Is SfOOOO pounds, which Includes 23,000
piunds as Indemnity to the United
States for losses sustained during the
Death. from Asphyxiation.
Ily Inclusive Wire from The Associated I'icu
New York, Dec. 2. fleorRe Muselmaii, i(
yearn of axe, and his wife, Jtimle, 31 jvjm of
u?c, ueiv, found diud today In llk'ir room in a
hojidlng house in .Itisvy City. Their deaths
ueru caused hy asphyxiation, icsultiui; irom the
accidental c&apc of illuiuluailii gas Into the
fear wa'fe.Af ;.- VP-':. . f,Aaltaa
Business of the Short Session
Be Pressed with
MESSAGE TO BE READ
Aside from This, However, It Is Not
Likely That Any Business Will
Be Transacted on the Opening
Day Both Houses Will Adjourn
Out of Respect to Deceased Mem
bers Bill to Reduce War Revenue
Taxes About Completed Demo
crats and the Army Bill.
By Uxclushc Wire from Thu Amociatid Press
Washington, Doe. 2. The senate will
be called to order at 12 o'clock tomor
row, but beyond the probnble reading
of the pit'sident's message will tran
sact no business, as the announcement
of the dentil during the recess of Sena
tors Davis and Clear, when the mes
sage has been rend, will bring the, sit
ting to a close. Senator Allison will
make the announcement in the ruse
of his late colleague. Senator Gear.
and there is hope that Senator Nel- !
son may arrive In time to perforin
similar service concerning Senator Da
vis. These announcements will be pie
ceded by the ceremony of swearing in
tiie new members, who this year are I
Mr. Dolllver, who has been appointed
to succeed Senator Gem; and Mr. Dll
lingl.nm, who tnkes the place; formerly
occupied by Senator Ross, of Vermont,
and the appointment of' the usual com
mittees to await upon the president
and the house of representatives. "
Mr. Frye expects to get up the ship
ping subsidy bill on Tuesday and if not
on that day, then on Wednesday, and
in doing this, to have the Spooner
Philippine bill displaced. This will bo
the beginning of the Important work
of the session nnd upon the success or
failure of the scheme may depend
much of the future course of proceed
ings for the entire ses-sion. In or
der to accomplish this result, it will
be necessary first to get the conseat
of the Republican committee on or
der of business and to this end a meet
ing of that committee will bf held af
ter the adjournment of tho senate
Monday afternoon. Mr. Frye said today
that he already had conferred with a
majority of tho mernbrs of that com
mittee and that h felt assured he
would have no difficulty in securing
their assent to the proposed change.
Thus far, there has been no consulta
tion with the Democratic senators, but
thf friends of the shipping: bill do not
look for factious opposition to the tak
ing up of the bill from that source. A
motion to take up the measuie Is not j
debatable under the senate rules and
they are confident of a majority on a I
vote if a roll call should bo demanded. I
It Is probable that a friendly arrange- I
incnt will be made with Senator Mor
gan, wno has the Nicaragua bill in
charge, the bill being on the calendar
as a special order for the 10th Inst.
There Is some talk of an effort during '
the week io get up the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty in executive session, but there Is
as yet no definite programme to this I
end. A movement is on foot now to
secure the as-sent of the committee on
foreign relations to the abandonment
of the Davis amendment to the treaty
for the fortification of the proposed
The usual custom of adjourning over
from Thursdayuntll the following Mon
day during the first weeks of the ses
sion probably will be departed from
this session. That Is the desire of the
Republican leaders now bore, and they
say there probably will bo no such ad
journment this week.
In the House.
The leaders of the house ore prepar
ing to press with great vigor tlio Im
portant business of the short session of
the eongiess, which convenes tomor
row, Already considerable preliminary
committee work has been done on tho
Important measures the bill for the
redt);tIon of the war revenue taxes, the
army reorganization bill, the river an 1
harbor bill and several of the appro
priation bills and the legislative mill
will .start under a full head of steam.
The army reorganization bill Is consid
ered particularly urgent, owing to tho
possibility of Us meeting strenmus cp
posltlou after It reaches the senate,
und It is the Intention of the lendoi.s
to get It out of the way at the earliest
possible moment. It will be roported
probably on Tuesday and will bo taken
at once unless, after further consulta
tion, It Is decided to let the legislative
and judicial appropriation bill, which
will also bo jeudy on Tuesday, In ahead
of It, The Democrats will caucus on
the army bill on Monday, and the indi
cations now are that they will offer as
a substitute for tho permanent ieor
ganlzatlon measure u bill extending for
two or three years the present law or
ti provisional army.
Tho bill to reduco the war revenue
taxes has been practically completed
bv tho Republican members of the
ways and means committee and it will
bo submitted to the full committee on
Tuesday, unless In the meantime a
caucus of tho Republicans should be
iound advisable, Some of tho Repub
jlrnn members are not satisfied with
the list of articles relieved of taxation
b the bill, and If too much opposition
betnmes evident when the house con
ACjes on Monday the leaders probably
will cull a conference or caucus for
the purpose of adjusting and harmon
ising differences. On Thursday the
Grout oleomargurlne bill will come up
us a special order under a rule made
at the last session, it Imposes a tax
of 10 cents per pound on oleomargarine,
butierlne or other manufactured but
terK colored In imitation of butter, jt
hur' strong backing from tho dairy In
terests, und, while It will mee wth
wtirm opposition from the interests
. jjJt.iielAvi.'iJ -,', tvsmt .-. mfct rfa-fcj -i-
that ni'e antagonizing Its passage,
v ben It reaches a vote Its passage Is
a foregone conclusion.
Two days, It Is thought, will suffice
for lt consideration.
Snlurdny, under a special order made
la'Jt session, "will be devoted to eulogies
on the life, character and public ser
vicer of the late Representative Har
mer, of Pennsylvania, who for several
jiars enjoyed the distinction of being
ho member holding tho record for
Icjigest sorvlce and therefore entitled
to the sobriquet, "Father of the
No business will bo transacted to
morrow beyond the reading of tho
president's message, owing to tho
death of the late Representatives
Dalv, of New Jersey, nnd Hoffeker, of
De'awure, which occurred during the
recess, as well as the deaths of Sena
tors Davis and Clear.
A New York Policeman Fourid in the
East River an Hour After
Reporting' for Duty.
Hy i:chniw1 Wire from The Associated Press.
Mew York, Dec. 1'. Mystery sur
rounds the finding today of the dead
body of Policeman Patrick McGloin.
which was iloating In the East river
at the foot of Ninety-fifth street. Mc
Gloln, who was regularly detailed to
duty in tho House of the Good Shep
herd, answered 8 o'clock roll call as
i:si:..l this morning at his police sta
tion, and then left to go, It was be
.ieved, to the House of the Good Shep
herd. Timothy Callahan, captain of a
canal boat, at !.."0 o'clock discovered
the Lody of the policeman in the water.
Mi.'Gloin had been on the force about
twenty-five years, and was about 64
years of age.
WILL BE INVITED
Darkness Reig-ns in the New York
Red Light District.
H.V Ktclu.-iic Wire fiom The Asiouatcd Pica.
New York, Dec. -J. The anti-vice
committee of fifteen, appointed by
Charles iKniith, will probably meet to
morrow for oiganizatlon. Headquar
ters for the committee will be selected
and various hub-committees will be
appointed to keep up the crusade in
earnest. It was rumored tonight that
Dr. Pjrkh!ii"UwIll be asked to aid the
committee. liix tlmr event. ex-I'olicn
Commissioner Frank Moss may be
asked to act as counsel to the commit
tee. Not in the recollections of the oldest
resident of the red light districts has
that section of the city been so cleared
of its dens of vicious characters as it
was tonight. AVhen tho Tammany anti
vice committee made its report on Fri
day that there was no vice in the dis
tricts, the members labored under a
misapprehension. The houses had shut
ters closed, but the basement entrances
were still open. The owners took fright,
however, on Saturday night and fled.
They had read that Captain Titus was
The light between Captain Titus and
the dive-keeping element has now be
come a wailing game. The dlvekeep
ers believe that the reform wave will
soon be over and therefore intend to
keep tUnr shutters closed until they
"get tilts tip" to resume the business.
Committees of citizens in the districts
will be appointed to keep a sharp watch
for the return of the dlvekeepers.
ROBBED A BRAZILIAN.
A New York Wonnr k Arrested in
fly KxcIuhIip Wiic fiom The .ivuuutcd Piess.
Philadelphia, Dec. 2. A woman be
lieved to be Emma Nellson, alias Mc
Carthy, was nt tested at the homo of
her sister In this city today, at the .In
stance of the New York police author
ities. Tho woman Is accused of having
robbed a Brazilian, whoso name Is with
held, of several thousand dollars' worth
of diamonds in a fiat on West Thirty
ninth street, New Yons, several weeks
Tho accused woman's accomplice,
Thomas McCarthy, Is still u fugitive
from justice. The woman Is locked up
In the central police station, and will
be given a hearing tomorrow morning.
ANTHRACITE COAL TRADE
Demand Is Large Exceeding the Sup
Short of Cars.
Hy lljclublvo Wire horn The Associated Preai
Philadelphia, Dee. 2. The Ledger in
Its coal article tomorrow will say:
"Tho anthracite coal trade Is very ac
tive, both In mining and shipping coal.
The demand Is large exceeding the sup
ply and some of the transporting com
panies are so short of cars that they
find It rllllcult to keep up with the or
ders of the dealers and aro unable to
forward coal to the extent they would
wish. The west is taking much coal as
bhlpmeiita thence have been hurried,
fearing the approach of winter, New
England ports, for a similar reason
have nlso been taking a great deal.
I.uko navigation cannot bo kept open
much longer and lee may at any time
obstruct tho movements by canal und
through the interior waters of the
country. There' has already been a
good deal ot rough weather west and
north and It may at any time come
hither and thus retard the movement
of coal and bring the shipping season
of 1000 practically to a clase.
Mine Inspector's Report.
By Inclusive Win fiom Tho Associated Press.
Uazlitou, Pa., ihc. 2. According to tlio re
port of Mine Inspector PavU 117 accldcnU oc
cur! ed in the r'lfih anthracite district during the
year up to Pec. 1. Forty-two of these Occident
ueie fatal, luvluc; 20 widow and 50 oinliaua
There wcic 12 leu accidents this )car than for
the KiircpoudiuL; period of lmt year.
Lord Roberts Congratulates the
Brave Townspeople at
FIGHT AT RIETFONTbIN
Further Details Received Regarding
the Fight Between the British Un
der General Faget and the BoerB
Under Commandants Viljoen and
Erasmus The New Zealanders Dis
play Great Gallantry.
fly Exclusbc Wiic fiom The Associated Pies.
Ludysmlth, Natal, Dec. 2. Lord Rob
erts, who arrived here on Friday, had
Inspected M'njuba and Lalng's Nek,
while en route. Replying to an ad
dress from the townspeople here, he
expressed his admiration of the gallant
defense of the town, which bo charac
terized as a "glorious memoriul of Brit
lh pluck and endurance, only equalled
by the determination and bravery of
the relieving force."
He said ho trusted the day wns not
far distant when peace would reign su
preme und quiet' without Ill-feeling to
ward a conquered foe. Lord Roberts
had visited Colenso arid the surround
Bloemfonteln, Dec. 2. Further details
have been received regarding the fight
near Reltfonteln between the British
under General Paget and the Boers un
der Commandants Viljoen and Eras
mus November 2S nnd 29. General
Paget toward evening on the second
day, closed in upon the Boer position
with the intention of attacking next
day at dawn. The Boers, however,
with reinforcements. Including three
guns, made a desperate attack and se
vere fighting ensued.
The Boers were repulsed with heavy
loss, withdrew in a northeasterly direc
tion. General Paget having occupied
their position, sent mounted infantry
The New Zealanders displayed great
gallantry, losing five out of six wound
THE BOEJl FORCES.
Winston Spencer Churchill's Opinion
of Affairs in South Africa.
Dy Kxclusite Wire fiom Tin- Associated Press.
Clucenstown, Dec. 2. Mr. Winston
Spencer Churchill, who is a passenger
on the Cunard line steamship Lucania,
which left Liverpool yesterday for
I New York, said In the course of an
interview nere mat nis sojou.n in tne
United States would bt. "short, as he
musL hurry back to his parliamentary
When questioned with regard to the
Var In South Africa he said he agreed
with Lord Roberts that 20,000 more
logulars should be sent out, because
any slackening would only revive the
spirits of the Boers. He estimated the
TJoer forces at present as about 7,000.
PORTO RICO'S .
The Country Anxious to Become
Americanized at Once.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Dec. 2. Porto Rico's first
delegate to congress, Frederick De
getau, is In this city. He arrived on
the steamer San Juan Saturday night
and will stay here to visit friends for
a few days before he goes to Wash
ington. He has a great desire to study
the English language.
"My people want to become root and
branch American," he said today. "We
cannot do it too quickly. We recognize
that we are naturally Americans and
that our future Is part of the future
of this country. After centuries of
sleep Pcrto Rico Is getting there with
great alacrity. The first sign Is the
development of the natural resources
of the Island. Tho evolution of the
people, their development,, their educa
tion and tiielr enrichment will follow.
Thu only question now In Porto Rico
Is between the Federalists, who want
ti hurry up and be made a state with
an autonomous government at once,
an 1 the Republicans, who want to go
slow and first be made a territory with
a teirltorial government and latei
giaduato into full statehood."
Senor Degetau Is a Republican and
was chosen by a large majority over
hhi Federalist opponent. He Is about
43 years of age. His homo Is in Ponce,
where he formerly edited La Isla Do
Would Succeed Senator Davis.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Presj,
Minneapolis, Pec. 2. Loercn. W", Collins, He
publican associate justice of the state supreme
court, was ycMcrday offered by dovernor Und,
the United htateu scnatorshlp made vacant hy
the death ot Cmhman K. Davis, Mr, Collins hw
not yit accepted. Tho man appointed by Gov
ernor Mnd will hold until a senator shall be
elected hy tho tate legislature, which will con
Federation of Railroaders,
iy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Presj.
Atchison, Kan., Dec, 2, Missouri Pacific rail
way telegraph operators, at a meeting here to
day, unanimously endorsed the proposed tented,
cration with conductors, engineers, firemen and
other trainmen's orngiilzallon. Telegraphers from
St. bouls, Kansas City, Iavcnwortl), Omaha
and other points on the Mlssouil Pacific attend
ed the meeting,
Wreck at Lebanon.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Lebanon, Pec. 2. The passenger train on the
Lebanon division of the Philadelphia and Read
ing luilroad, due at 7.34 p. m., ran Into a
freight at lVlnyra tonight. The locomotive of
the paiseDger train und several of the freight
cart were wrecked. None of the pawengtr
were hurt, although some of them wtiv consid
erably shaken up.
T1IK NKWrj THIS MOKNLVU
Wttther Indication Today,
FAIR) VAIiltBLE WINDS.
1 Ocneral Scratiton as n City of the Second
Conirresfl Will Meet Today.
Protest as to Looting In Chlni.
South African War Situation.
2 Qcncrat Carhonilalo Peiurtnicnt.
Congress Again at the Old Stand.
3 Local Kllw Mourn Drpaitcd Mombon.
Illihop Tnlhot Visit Hcraiitrin Parishes.
Notei and Comment.
r. Local Accuied Counellincn Sign Agieenient.
Scranton as ;i Second Clam City (Concluded.)
G Local West Scranton nnd Suburban.
7 (teneral S'orthcaitern Pcnnijlvnnls.
Financial and Commercial.
8 Local Lackawanna County's Ci.uk rout Dull
I.he Industrial Sewn.
BY THE KAISER
An Official Hint to Keep Out of Ger
many Guerilla Warfare Not
By Exclushc Wire fiom The Auociatcd Pre'.
Berlin, Dec. 2. Mr. Kruger bus
abandoned his proposed visit to Ber
lin, owing to the receipt of, an official
intimation that Emperor William re
grets that In consequence of previous
arrangements, he will be unable to re
ceive him. The Boer statesman will
therefore proceed dltect from Cologne
for Holland. He telegraphed to this
effect this afternoon.
The Cologne Gazette, in an inspired
communique says: "Mr. Kruger's vis.
It 13 not agreeable to Germany, his
aim being to obtain Intervention in
South Africa. It would be a graw
political mistake, It would be even a
great crime, to allow him to entertain
even a spark of hope that CJermany
will render him any practical sup
port." This declaration is accompanied with
reproaches, Mr. Kruger being charged
with "having encouraged a useless
guerilla warfare und having disre
garded Germany's advice when he
might have still have followed It."
The press generally strikes the same
MEET AT SUNBURY
Twelve Hundred Delegates from
Harrisburg, Wilk.es-Barre and
Other Points.- .
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated I'resa.
Sunbury, Pn., Dec. 2. The railroad
biotherhoods of Central Pennsylvania
Kid a large union meeting In this oity
toaay. Twelve hundred delegates
were present from Harrisburg, Wllkes
Karre, Pottsvillo and other points. A
secret session of two hours was held
In tho morning, but the nature of the
proceedings would not be divulged. It
was learned, however, that the bulk
ot the time was consumed in discus
sion of what action should be taken
against the Rending railroad since the
United States district grand jury re
fused to hold ex-Superlntenaent Swel
gard responsible for the alleged dis
charge of men because they were af
filiated with labor unions.
In the afternoon ti public meeting
wa3 addressed by First Vice Grand
Master Everett, of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers: Third Vice
Grand 'Master Wilson, of the Brother
hood of Firemen; E, E. Clark, of the
Order of Railway Conductors; P. H.
Moirlssey, of the Brotherhood of Train
men; W. II. Ronemus, of the Brother
hood of Carmen, and W. V. Powell,
of tho Order of Railway Telegraphers.
The addresses were well received by
the audience, which packed the house.
MANLEY NOT A CANDIDATE.
Xnows Nothing of Appointment as
Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated 1'rciS.
Auguita, Mo , Dec. 2. Joseph Mauley, chair
man of tho btatn committee and ohalrni.ni of the
e.Mcutlu- committee of the national 'ommitlec,
in an interview ith tlio A.ociatcd Press, said
legarding the Washington cllijutchcs as to his
piobable appointment ns commissioner, iif inter
nal revenuo to fill the vaiancy caused hy the
death of Commissioner Wilson:
"I absolutely know nothing regarding the
prospective appointment only what I Imp icad
ill the press. As all that I know thus far la
paper talk and as I have received no mnilratlen
from any official source I cannot state whether
1 will or will not accept the position. I am a
candidate for Hpeaker of tho laxt house of rep
resentatives in Maine,"
Politicians in Maine early predicted that Mr.
llmiley'a leslgnatitn na chairman of the ltepuh
licau state committee was due to the probability
of his accepting some position under this admin
istration. Mr. Mauley can be elected speaker of
the next house (state) m all candidates, who
aspired for the placo have withdrawn,
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Dy Etcjushe W'lro from Tho Associated PrcM,
New York, Pec. 2. Thomas J, Kinney, prom
inent among New Jcraey Itepuhlicans and former
owner and publisher of the Newaik Daily Ad
mtlser, died today at his residence In .Newark,
Mr, Kinney was 70 years of age. Ho was reput
ed to be worth at least $2,O0O,l)fX) and leaves
a widow, a son and three daughters.
Lebanon, Mo,, Pec. 2. Ex-floieinor Joseph W,
McClurg, aged 8.S years, died here today of hem.
orrhage of the stomach, lie was elected gov
ernor of liitsourl aa a Republican In loS, and
served one term. He served In congn&i from
1802 to ISflS.
Milwaukee, Pec. 2. Judgo O. B. W'yinan, of
the Sixth judicial circuit of Wisconsin, died of
cancer tliU morning at Buffalo, N, V., where
he hail been under treatment for some lime.
Berlin, Pec. 2. Ilerr Spinllu, privy councillor
and director of tlw charity hospital, la dead.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Huntington, W. Ya., Pec. 2. Tlu ateanifr
Tom Dodowortli and Volunteer, both Pittsburg
ton boats, collided twenty milea above here thU
nienring. Alufost thirty coal boats, containing
000,000 bushels of coal, tank. The losa Is flOO,.
000. Both the steamers and coal art owned by
the Pittsburg coal combine.
Jr V .-- Ms -ti, fr f -yL-it q.t ;
AS A SECOND
Conditions That Prevail in fUleohenu
and Plttsburu, with Which
Gitles We Will Be Linked.
AS DIFFERENT MEN
VIEW THE SITUATION
Some Maintain That Pittsburg's Mu
nicipal Machinery Is as Perfect as
Can Be Devised While Others Are
as Positive That It Is Fatally De
fective Inasmuch as It Places Lit
tle Power in the Hands of tha
Mayor and Centers Responsibility
in the Heads of Departments Who
Are Hard to Reach Comparison of
the Tax Rates of Scranton and
Pittsburg Different Arguments.
T. J. DUFY.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Pittsburgh Pa., Dec. 2. Is It desirabl
that Scranton should 'be a city of the
second class, and, if not, is It possible
to escape belnp such?
This is the juery that, naturally, first
confronts Scrnntonians In a study of
the transition which the Electric Cltv
In about to undergo. To tho second
part of the question the answer can be
made In the affirmative. The drat part
of the question Is debatable.
"What do they think of the second
class city charter in Pittsbuwr and
Allegheny?" An answer to this, one
would suppose, ought to settle the de
bate and so it would If there was any
thing approaching a uniformltyof opin
ion in the matter, but unfortunately for
the mission of your correspondent,
opinion is so divided in the matter that
it avails little in getting at a meritori
ous estimate. -. .
Hon. Clarence Burleigh, city attorney
of Plttsburu;, thinks that the Pittsburg
charter more closely approaches per
fection than anything of its kind in
existence In any state, and he has
critically examined the charters of all
the notoriously well governed cities of
any consequence in the country. Its
great beauty, according to Mr. Bur
leigh, is that it provides for governing
a municipal corporation just about as
a private corporation would be gov
erned. Guthrie's Opinion.
Hon. George "W. Guthrie, former
Democratic candidate for mayor and a
state representative, has for yeais
fought to overthrow the present char
ter, or, at least, amend It In such a
wholesale way as to completely change
its scheme of operation. Mr. Guthrie
said to your correspondent that he con
siders it' a deplorably defective plan of
government, because of Its being un
businesslike. Hon. John R. Murphy, director of
public safety of Allegheny, considers a
second-class city charter all that could
be desired In the way of municipal leg
islation. Hon. James Brown, controller
of Allegheny, who has been a city offic
ial for twenty-three years, said: "If
you Scranton people have been looking
around for an expensive form of gov
ernment, you can cease your search.
You've got it."
Senator AVllllam Fllnn, the father of
tho second-class city chnrter, as might
be expected, expressed himself as per
fectly satisfied with his child. He
claimed It works satisfactorily, and as
un evidence of Its worth, pointed out
the fact that It works equally well In
Pittsburg and Allegheny.
Thpse men aro particularly men
tloned because they aro reputed au
thorities on tho subject In question.
Many others were seen and ques
tioned, but it was with , the same re
sult. Some favored and some opposed
tha charter and all were positive in
Cause of the Conflict.
Early in the Inquiry I was given the
Impression that possibly this conflict
of opinion could be partly explained
on somo ground other than "many
men; many mnds," Some direct. In
vestigation along this line, changed tha
Impression Into a posltlvo conviction.
The Pllnnttes favor the charter; tha
antls und the Democrats, as a rule,
As most Scrantonlans now know, the
mayor of a second class city is prac
tically a nonentity. He is shorn of
every power of any consequence en
joyed In a third class city, except that
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