Newspaper Page Text
k.sy.u.t'HV't...V SfTL".. - fP'p
THE ONLY SCRANTON PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD.
SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 4, 1900.
Work of the Business Bodu Suc
Presented at Opening Session in Or
der to Gain a Day The House
Opening Ceremonies Brilliant but
Not Exciting Best of Feeling Pre
vailed Among members of Differ
ent Political Parties.
fly Exclusive Wire from 'Jlip Associated Press.
Washington. Doc. 3. In the senate
toilny Hip work of the short session
of the fifty-sixth compress was suc
cessfully launched. It had been the
purpose of the senate to announce the
deaths of Senator Gear, of Iowa, and
Davis, of Minnesota, immediately af
ter assembling ond then to adjourn
and to jecelve the message of the
president tomorrow, but, as this had
been announced by the leaders of both
branches of congress to be a "business
session," It was determined to receive
the message today, and thus gain one
flny In a session when that much time
may be of Immense Importance.
Asldlng from the reading of the mes
Mige. and Hip administration of the
oath of office to William ,B. Dilling
ham, the new senator from Vermont,
who succeeds the late Justin S. Mor
rill, no business was transacted. The
old member of the body, former Rep
resentative Jonathan Dolliver, who
succeeds the late Senator Gear, of
Ion a, was present, but his credentials
were not presented and he was not
sworn in. These formalities will be
complied with tomorrow, now that the
senate has been informed officially of
the death of Senator Gear.
The opening of the session in the
house today was brilliant, but not ex-
itlng. There were the usual throngs
In thp galleries and the usual display
of floral pieces on the floor, but the pro
ceedings were purely formal, consist
ing of the rapping to order by the
speaker, prayer by the chaplain, the
1 oil-call of members, the appointment
of the formal committees to notify the
president and the senate that the house
was ready to do business, and the re
ception and reading of the president's
message. Despite the fact thata great
presidential campaign had concluded
within a month, the best of feellns
seemed to prevail between victors aind
vanquished. The reading of the mes
sage, which naturally was the feature
of the day, occupied over two hours. It
was listened to with respectful Interest
by both sides. The deaths of the late
Representatives Daly, of New Jersey,
and Hoffoker. of Delaware, and Sena
tors Davis, of Minnesota, and Gear, of
Iowa, were announced and, as a further
maik of respect to their memories, the
house adjourned until tomorrow.
Washington, Dec. 3. The secretary
of war forwarded today to the house
committee on appropriations, a com
parative statement of war depart
ment estimates for the fiscal years 1901
nnd 1902, together with a statement of
appropriations for the llscnl year end
ing Jtlne 30, 1001. The estimates for
IflOl amount to f IS.OO.r.Sl, and the es
timates for 1902 amount to $171,7"3,SSS.
The appropriations for the present fis
cal year amount to $tlS,203,934. The
estimates for public works, Including
rivers and harbors, fortifications, etc.,
amounting to .ftjrviOO.Gtiri , are $1S3,243
more than the estimates for 1901 and
$74,710,S!il more than the appropria
tions for the present fiscal year. This
Increase is accounted for by the fact
that an aggregate sum of $20,000,000
Is included In the present estimates
for tho river nnd harbor work, exclu
sive of continuing contract work, for
which no appropriation was made for
the current flenl year and by an in
crease of J2.3S0.000 In the estimate for
gun nnd mortar batteries and an In
crease, of ?2,336,MS in the esiinates for
firmament of fortifications.
Secretary Root's Bill Introduced by
By Kxrlmivc Who from Tho Associated Press.
"Washington. Pec. 3. Secretary
Root's bill for the reorganization of
tho army was Introduced today by
Cbulrman Hull, of tho house military
committee and at once referred to that
committee. "Work on tho bill has been
In progress and the measure Is now
practically completed and ready to be
reported. Tho report probably will be
made tomorrow and Chairman Hull
says ho hopes to begin consideration
of the measure within a day or two,
certainly Friday, with the expectation
of passing In the house before the close
of tho present week. Mr. Hull says
tho requirements of tho military ser
vlco make It essential to pass the
measure without delay, One of the
changes In tho bill made by the com
mittee today was to adopt an anti
canteen amendment offeied by Mr,
Hay, of Virginia, prohibiting the salo
of liquor on military property, trans
Another change made creates an In
spector of artillery, Instead of a chief
of artillery, who s to be on the start
cf the general commanding the army.
SHIP SUBSIDY BILL.
Will Displace the Spooner Philippine
BUI as Unfinished Business.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 3. The itepubll
can senatorial committee on order of
business this afternoon decided thai
the ship subsidy bill should displace
the Spooner Philippine bill as the un-
. flnluliorl llllttlnehS. It also rnni'Illrlr.ri
at tho same tlmo the disposition of the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty and decided
that that question should receive the
alternate attention Trtth the shipping
bill. The arrangement provides that
the shipping bill shall have preference,
but that when no one Is prepared to
make a speech on it the senate shall
go Into executive session for the con
sideration of the treaty.
In accordance with this understand
ing. Senator Frye at the first oppor
tunity tomorrow will move to take
up the bill and If thin motion prevails,
as therp Is little doubt It will, the ef
fect will be to displace the Spooner
bill, which there is no disposition at
this time to press. Senator Frye prob
ably will make a speech.
ARE ON A STRIKE.
Egyptians Object to the Employment
of Non-Union Help.
Br Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prut.
New York, Dec. 3. The Egyptian
Cigarette Makers' union ordered a
strike today of the employes of Hhlnasi
Urns., manufacturers of Turkish nnd
Egyptian cigarettes, and over 100 Sy
rians, men and women, left the placu
In a body.
Last week, it is asserted, the firm
employed a number of extra girls who
dtd not belong to the union and
started to Initiate them In the art of
cigarette making. Today the firm was
met by a demand from the union to
discharge the girls. It refused, and
the strike was ordered.
Undecided as to the Course to Be
Taken on the Army Reor
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dee. 3. A. caucus of the
Democratic members of the house was
held in the hall of the house at the
close of the session today to consider
the course to be taken on army legis
lation. Representative Hay, of Vir
ginia, a member of the military com
mittee, explained that the status of
the army bill proposed by Secretary
Root and urged the desirability of not
legislating until the course of the gov
ernment as to the Philippines had
been more definitely determined. He
proposed the following resolution:
Krsolved, That It is the dense of this caucus
that the law now in existence .is to the army he
continued for two yearn from .Inly 1. 1'XIO.
This led to extended discussion. Mr.
Slayden, of Texas, also of the military
committee, amended the time to one
year. Mr. Jones, Virginia, offered a
substitute resolution, expressing the
opposition of the caucus to the army
reorganization bill submitted by the
war department Representatives Rich
ardson, Bailey, Cormack, Newlands,
Cox and others made speeches, show
ing considerable diversity of opinion as
to what should be done. Mr. Hay fin
ally withdrew his resolution and the
other propositions were not pressed, the
caucus adjourning without action.
QUESTION OP INTEREST
IN THE COAL BELT
Judge McPherson. Holds Mining
Company Cannot Be Adjudged
an Involuntary Bankrupt.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Pi ess.
Philadelphia, Dec. 3. A question of
great interest to the coal Interests of
this state was decided by Judge Mc
Pherson in the United States court to
day In an opinion holding that a min
ing company cannot be adjudged an in
voluntary bankrupt. The ruling wan
made In the case of the Woodslde Coal
company, which Is engaged In mining
and shipping coal at Woodslde, near
Mlnersvllle, Schuylkill county,
A petition was tiled by several cred
itors of the Woodslde company last
May asking that the company be ad
Judged an involuntary bankrupt. Sub
sequently the court entered an adjudi
cation In involuntary bankruptcy
against the corporation. Several other
creditors thereupon filed a petition re
questing tho court to set the adjudi
cation aside, alleging that the Wood
side Coal company could not be ad
judged an Involuntary bankrupt be
causo It was not engaged In manufac
turing, printing, publishing, trading or
mercantile pursuits, The bankruptcy
act. the creditors maintained, provides
that only thoso corporations can be
put into Involuntary bankruptcy that
are engaged In tho occupations named.
Snys Judge McPherson:
Tlwt a mining company is not engaged in
niunufncturing within tho ordinary meaning of
tho word has been scvcial times decided, and I
ngrce, with tho correctness of the rutin?. Wheth
er a mining company i not cniMged in trading,
tulnir that word in n largo hcne, may, perhaps,
admit of more doubt, nnd I am not sure how I
might decide that question if the point arote
now for tho llrst time. But tho question haa al
ready lieocn decided in three oases that arose in
othir districts, and I am unable to reach a
clear convlcton that a diTercnt conclusion should
lune teen reached. In iew of the advisability
of uniformity in declaims, ao far as uniformity
may bo attainable, I thai), therefore, follow my
Lrotlncn who have already considered this ques
tion and have decided that a mining company is
not (-imaged in trading or mercantile pursuits.
It may, perhaps, be worth nuggesting that,
although mining companies are in some tense
engaged in trade, novel theless they belong ao
plainly to a distinct class of trading corpora
tions that they are almost ulvvajs specifically
named la any statute that is Intended to em
brace them. I'uiluro to name them, therefore,
raises a presumption of some force tint they
were not in the legislative view, Tlia adjudica
tion la, therefore, set aside and the petition In
Czar's Health Improved.
By Exclusive Wire from Ths Associated Press.
f.hadla, Dec. 3. The cm U ao much better
In health that he desired to get up today, but
was advised by Ids medical attendant to remain
In bed till tho end of the week. Ui majesty ia
not allowed to read, but the czarina reads to
him at Ink-rials. Ills appetite la increasing and
he has become tiled of hi, liquid diet. He bat
tk'eil for solid food, but tho physicians would
not allow lii us to pat take of it.
Terrible Havoc In Power House
"' the Ghlcaoo and
POUR MEN ARE KILLED
Thirteen Others Injured by the Ex
plosion Several So Badly Hurt
That They Will Probably Die Cars
of the Ashland limited Train Bat
tered by Bricks and Other Falling
Debris List of the Victims.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prea
Chicago, Dec. 3. Five railway em
ployes were Instantly killed and twelvo
persons Injured by the explosion of a
boiler In the power house of the Chica
go and Northwestern road this even
ing. Several of the Injured are hurt
so badly that they may die.
AL'tlUST CT.AM.VX, section foreman, crushed by
fulling walls while standing near power
ANTHONY KltAUSE, hrcrian at power house,
internally injured; died on way to hospital.
AUGtlsT WEISS, section hand, struck hy boiler.
.1()Si:PlI SPEC1IT, section hand, caught under
linSRY SCtlMJR. 19 yoar. clrrk In auditing of
fice of Northwestern nnd; neck liioKcn by
fblng debris while walking pant power house,
.lolm rtuttcrwofth, chief ilcctrician of power
houe, i-liull fractured, internal Injuiles; will
August Beck, Milwaukee, injured by part of
root of parlor '.ir falling on him.
Mrs. Augtiit Beck, Milwaukee, tliiimn ag.iiiu.1
seat; internally injured; may die.
William Becker, Hiebojgan, Wis., severely
Mrs. Ethel Becker, Sheboygan, fdightlj hiutl.
Michael McGregor, severely burned; mty die.
Jos. Kovelski, severely bumed.
Geo. (,1111s, severely burned.
John Brown, ".evenly burned.
Carl Peters, arm broken.
August Hnltz, side and .inn hriiNed.
.'Jugene fiingrich. blown through door of power
house; slightly bruied.
The power house was a two-story
structure, which stood west of the, pas
senger station and north of the tracks
leading Into it. On the first tloor was
the boiler room, containing a battery o
four boilers and the dynamo room,
which held nine dynamos. Twelve men
were employed around the building,
and In addition to such of these as
were present at the time, a number of
strangers were standing around watch
ing the dynamos.
It Is not known what caused the ex
plosion, as everything in the boiler
room seemed In excellent condition, ac
cording to the uninjured men who
worked in the place. At a few minutes
past 5 o'clock one of the boilers in the
center of the row of four 'burst with a
detonation that was plainly heard at
ttolnts a mile distant. The end of the
boiler nearest the tracks was the weak
part of the structure and, It (lew to
ward the depot tracks and landed fully
seventy feet away from Its starting
point. The boiler lthelf, which weighed
ten tons, lies tonight sixty feet from
the boiler house.
Just as the explosion occurred, the
Ashland limited train was pulling out
of the station. The greater part of the
train had passed and although the cars
were all heavily battered with falling
bricks and debris, none of them was
badly damaged and the passengers
within them escaped unhurt. The last
two cars, a Pullman sleeper and a
drawing-room car, were not so fortun
ate and the boiler head and the boiler
Itself caught them. The boiler struck
the car In the rear, while the holler
head ploughed through the one Immedi
ately In front. Fortunately, both flew
high and struck the cars above the
windows, carrying away portions of the
roof and vestibule. Hut few of the pas
sengers happened at the time to be In
the ends of the two cars hit by the Hy
ing metal, and such of them ns were
hurt were struck by flying splinters or
suffered from being thrown violently to
Bridal Party Injured.
On tho train were Mr. and Mrs. Aug
ust Beck, of Milwaukee, and Mr. and
Mrs. William Becker, of Sheybogan,
Wis. Both couples were returning from
their bridal tour and all four were In
jured. Mrs. Beck was dashed ag-xinsl
a seat In the car and sustained Inter
nal Injuries which may prove fatal.
Neither of the cars were thrown from
tho track and tho engine drew them
ciulte a distance before coming to u
stop, TrafHc, however, wus Interrupt
ed for several hours. The destruction
of the electric light plant plunged the
depot Into darkness nnd a pile of de
bris which was thrown across the
tracks temporarily blocked the subur
ban traffic of tho road.
Every attention to tho wounded
wus shown by the ofllclals of tho
Northwestern road. All were conveyed
as quickly as possible to hospitals,
where their wounds wore dressed.
The property loss to the road will
not be far from $100,000. Tho boiler
house was practically reduced to a
ruin, two sides being blown completely
out and the costly electric plant was
nearly torn to pieces.
The regular traffic of tho road was
delayed about four hours, It requiring
that length of time to clear the tracks.
Tho cause of the explosion Is a mys
tery, tho boilers having been Inspected
by the insurance companies Sept. 1
and Nov, 1 and being reported In per
By Kxclushe Wire from The Associated 1'iess.
New York, Hee. 3. Arrived: I'oladani, Rot
terdam; ltotterdam, HoUcidain. LIerpol
Arrived: Unibrla, from New York. Glasgow
Arrlu'd: State of Nebraska, New York. Kin
sale Passed; Xwiadlc, New York for Liverpool,
Hamburg Arrived: Belgravla, New York.
FATATj wreck at vulcanite.
Engineer Miller Scalded to Death.
By Kxrlushn Wire from The Associated Press.
Kaston, Dec.3. Tho Jersey Central'
New York flyer, which leaves here at
6.05 n. m., was wrecked at Vulcanite,
N. J., this morning by running Into
the rearfof a coal train. William Mil
ler, the engineer of tho passenger train,
was fatally hurt, and Benjamin Bur
well the fireman, had both legs crush
ed. The men lived at Phllllpsburg,
Miller was badly scalded nnd died
about an hour after the accident. The
passengers escaped serious Injury.
Before he died, Miller declared he biiw
no danger signal unttl his train was
within 100 fint of the coal train.
The coal train was being assisted up
a grade by a pusher. The locomotive
of the passenger ploughed Into this
and took two complete somersaults
down a ten-foot embankment.
Bobs Up in the House at the First
By Exeluilvc Wlrs from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 3. A resolution in
behalf of ex-President Kruger was In
troduced In the house today by Repre
sentative Fitzgerald, of Massachusetts.
Whereas, the heroic struggle made by the Boer
republics to mnintain I heir existence has excited
the svmpathy of the whole world; therefore, be
Itesolved, That the efforts of Paul Kruger to
obtain the nvdntance of the civilized natlonR of
the world In securing peace and proper terms of
settlement between Cheat Ilrltaln'snd the Boer
lcpiibllts is deserving of the pulse and sym
pathy of tho American people.
CADET B00Z DEAD.
His Death the Result of Hazing at
West Point Refused to Give
Names of Tormentors.
By i:rluive Wlie from The Associated Pleas
Philadelphia, Dec. 3. Oscar I.,. Uoos,
a former cadet tit West Point Military
acailemv, who had been lying at the
:olnt of deith at his home In Bristol.
Pa., suffering from Injuries which, his
parents claim, were tho result of hast
ing at the academy, over a year ago,
died to Jay in great ngony. The cause
of death was throat consumption.
Hooz was appointed a cadet by Con
gressman Wangor, of the Seventh
Pennsylvania district, and It is allegsd
by the young man's father that tobasco
sauce was poured clown his son'.s throat
while the rndets were hazing him. The
father also claims that red pepper was
throw n in his eyes, hot grease poured
on his bare feet, a tooth knocked out
and other fiendish methods were ln-i
dli!ged in. Shortly after this, the father
says that his physical condition com
pelled the son to resign his cadetshlp.
The young man steadily grew worse,
but never would divulge the names of
the cadets who Ill-treated him. His
parents told him it was his duty to tell,
but his only answer was: "I went there
expecting to take whatever medicine
should be given, and it would not be
tight to complain against the other
When asked regarding the probabil
ity of stops being taken against the
government or the West Point officials,
a sister of the young man said toJay
that as no one had been named as the
guilty person, no further action would
be taken In tho matter.
When A. L. Mills, superintendent of
the academy, was. In the city last Sat
uitlay, attending the army and navy
foot ball game, his attention was called
to the Uooz case. He denied the alle
gations of the parents. He said Booz
had been In the academy only a few
months, and that his excuse for resig
nation was that his eyesight troubled
TURKEY WILL PAY
Mr. Cramp States That He Has No
Reason to Doubt the Authority of
the Constantinople Dispatch.
By Kxclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 3. Charles H.
Cramp, head of the Cramp Ship and
Engine Building company, said today
he had no reason to doubt the authen
ticity of the cable dispatch from Con
stantinople last night, which announced
that Hassan Pu3ha, Ottoman minister
of marine, and General Williams, rep
resenting the Cramp Shipbuilding com
pany, of Philadelphia, have signed a
contract for the construction of a
cruiser for the Ottoman navy, the price
to Include $23,000 as Indemnity for
losses sustained by the United States
during the Armenian massacres.
Mr. Cramp says he has not been offic
ially Informed regarding tho reported
contract and expressed himself as far
from certain that the Indemnity state- I
merit was correct. I
"This award, If it has been made," I
continued air. Cramp, "mcuns nothlin; '
more than the single order. The .
Turkish government will not build
ony lnrge vessels on account of certain
existing treaties, Tho vessel wo will '
build Is to be a fast protected crulsor
of about 3,000 tons, corresponding In
class to tho Rulelgh and the Cincin
nati. Tho plans were submitted to tho
Turkish government some three, or
four months ago, and they Included
tho furnishing of ten 4.7 Inch guns. The
cruiser, finished and armed, Is to be
dell voted In eighteen months
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Uy Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
Philadelphia, Die. a. The Itev. Henry llray,
a ucll'l.iown llaptlst clcigjinau, died today at
Coloudo Springs, Colo., whither he had removed
with his wife and youngest son a week ago, to
lulu others of his family residing in that city.
lie had bun ill for inoro than a jeur. lie was
02 years of age, Among his charges wero Dap
tlst churches at Yoik, llridgeport, Ilristol, Jersey
Shnic, dnd Slanst'.eld, Tioga county.
Vrok, r"u., Pec. 3. Ueurge W, Uelgeti, ex
burgebs of the borough of York, and a former
member of the legislature and a prominent at
torney, died today. Pceased was ejected to tlst
state legislature in 1872-7:1, and served on Im
Profound Sensation Is Created bu
the Emperor's Refusal to
Receive Oom Paul.
RECEPTION AT COLOGNE
A Torchlight Procession and Sere
nade Planed but Stopped by the
Police A New Era in Relations
Between 'Germany and Great Brit
ain Her Von Wilderbruck's
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
llerlin, Dec. 3. The government's
Intimation that Emperor William
would not be able to receive Mr. Kru
ger has created a profound impres
sion throughout Germany. What may
be called the anti-British section of
the press does not conceal Its annoy
ance, and the moderate Anglophobia
organs with difficulty repress the ut
terances of disappointment.
The inspired journals declare that it
was Germany's desire to Intimate defi
nitely that Mr. Kruger's visit would
not be welcome; and therefore the
fact that he omitted to comply with
the strict etiquette of the German
court nnd deferred asklnqr Kmperor
William for an audience until he had
reached the Belgo-German frontier,
was eagerly seized as a reason for
denying him such an audience. The
semi-official Cologne Gazette puts the.
mutter as follsw:
The question as to whether Emperor William
would welcome Mr. Kruger's visit must be an
swered without iiunllfleutlon in the negative. The
reason why such a visit just now rnnnnr be
welcomed is plain, for Mr. Kruger intends the
requcvt for an audience not only as a mere net
of politeness, hut as an occasion for receiving
pioofs of pcrional sympathy. Furthermore, he is
prosecuting at the same time oiitpidceu politi
cal alms nnd desires to induce the rulers of thow
states which he visits to abandon the strlit neu
trality they lure hitherto found reason lo main
tain in the war bttweeen fircat Britain and the
Transvaal. The maintenance of strict neutrality,
however, accords with ficimany's interests, and
it would bo a serious political error If a mere
suspicion was created that at Mr. Kruger's wish
thli neutrality would no longer be maintained.
Mr. Kruger's reception at Cologne
was exceedingly enthusiastic, so far or
the citizens were concerned. They had
planned a torchlight procession and
serenade, but the police forbade both.
His dispatches to. Count Von Buelow,
the imperial' chancellor, and to the
heads of the German states were left
unanswered. There Is no doubt that,
as late as Saturday, foreign officials
contemDlated that Mr. Kruger would
be received In Berlin tomorrow. Em
peror William and Count Von Buelow
must have reconsidered the original
plan. It is suggested that, as Mr.
Kruger's intention to come to Berlin
was mooted while In France, the kaiser
and his advisers may have suspected a
A New Era.
Diplomatists generally regard Mr.
Kruger's mission as fulfilled and con
sider Germany's action of great politi
cal importance as determining a new
era in the relations between Germany
and Great Britain.
On the other hand, the government's
attitude Is certainly condemned 'by a
largo portion of the nation and thero
can be no question that a vast major
ity of the representative 'Journals
throughout the empire remain pro
Kruger. Yesterday even tho court
preacher, Dr. Krltlnger. in the new
cathedral, delivered a discourse filled
with sentiments strongly favoring the
Boer cause and eulogizing Mr. Krucer.
concluding as follows: !
"Merciful God. Be to him and to his '
people a Savior and helper In their .
time of need." I
Herr Von Wllderbruck, the poet, who
Is a favorite of Emperor William wel
comes Mr. Kruger to the sympathies i
of Germany in an ode, which con-
eludes with the words: "Lord, God, i
answer his prayer."
The Vosslsche Zeltung, the KruoR
Zeitung, the Herllner Tageblatt, tin
Loknl Anzolger, the Deutsche Tages
SSeltung, the National Zeltung and th5
Colongno Volks Zeltung express sen- ,
tlments strongly favorable to Mr. Kru
ger and their example is followed by
uppers of all political sections.
TO KEEP IN THIRD CLASS.
Board of Trade Will Probably Dis
cuss the Advisability,
There Is every reason to believe that
tho board of trade at Its next meeting,
to be held on Monday evening; Decem
ber 17, will take up tho second-clnss
city problem and discuss at length upon
the advisability of continuing Scranton
In the third-class by amending tho ex
isting third-class city classification
Not a few of the leading members.
Including ex-President Keller, favor
tho plan, and not a few of tho leavi
ng members, Including President Lans
Inir. are strongly and vigorously op
posed to the Idea, The matter Is being
generally discussed among the mem
bers Just now, und will probably be In
cluded on Secretary Atherton's pro
gramme for the meeting.
EARLY MORNING FIRE.
Flames Discovered in Betts Residence
at 2 O'clock.
At 2 o'clock this morning a flic
broke out In the residence of William
la. fietts, at 1C0S Jefferson avenue, and
owing to the delay of tho firemen In
reaching the premises tho Jlainss
gained considerable headway.
The alarm wus telephoned to tho
county Jail from J. J. Williams' houso,
and Deputy Sheriff Phillips, turned In
the cull from Box Ci. The fire started
In the basement and eat its way up
through the first and second floors.
Much damage resulted, but the flames
were eventually subdued. The house
nd furnishings are fully insured.
TIK NEWS THIS HOUNlNtl
Wsrttttr UdlMtUn Tedsvy,
1 Oeneral The Awcmbllhr of Congress.
Annual Keport of the Secretary of War. '
Hermans .Aroused at Refusal of the Kaiser
to Meet Kruger.
fatal Poller Explosion at Chicago.
2 (Icncral Carbondate Department.
3 r,ocal Korward Movement of th Methodists.
Notes and Comment.
0 Local Verdicts Not Yet Taken In Ooundl
manic Ilribery Cases.
Success of the Opera-Carnival.
0-7 General The President's Annual Messtgo lo
8 Trfwal West Scranlon and Suburban,
9 (Jenerol Northeastern Pennsylvania,
financial and Commercial.
10 f,ocnl Live News of the Industilal World.
MAN KILLED ON
D. S H. RAILROAD
Supposed to Be John Carroll, of
Franklin Furnace, N. J. Evi
dently Struck by the 1.20
A man supposed to be John Carroll,
of Franklin Furnace, N. J was killed
on the Delaware and Hudson railroad,
between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning1,
and his remains were found about a
hundred yards from the Carbon street
crossing by a young man named Will
iam Tlghe, who wns returning home.
The man's right foot was cut off and
lay twenty feet from the body, his skull
was fractured and left arm maneled.
On his person were found $11 In money
and several small trinkets. There was
also a letter from his wife, dated
Franklin Furnace, N. J., November 23,
In which she refers to his being In
Scranton, and Intimates that he left
her In destitute circumstances.
The supposition Is that Carroll was
struck by the passenger train that
lpaves this city for Carbondale at 1.20
a. m. The remains were removed to
Bnrrett's morgue, where they await the
action of the coroner.
POLICE AFTER CLARIVINSKI.
He Is Accused of Firing Shotgun at
The police of Old Forge borough have
made an unsuccessful search for Frank
Clarlvinski since Inst Saturday, but as
yet no traces have been discovered of
the man with the barbed, wire name.
He is accused of huvlng fired the con
tents of a double-barreled shotgun at
William Kepp.-of the borough, shooting
him In the head and inflicting serious,
but fortunately not fatal wounds.
The story of the affray Is said to be
as follows: Repp was engaged Satur
day In cutting down a tree at his home,
when Clarlvinski, who lives nearby, In
terfered and ordered him to cease his
work as the tree was his (Clarlvln
skl's), and he objected to its destruc
tion. Repp did not heed 1Ib remarks, but
continued to chop away. Clarlvinski Is
said to have then entered his home and
emerged with a double-barreled gun,
which he fired at him. A number of
the shot entered Repp's scalp and were
the cause of painful wounds. He is
now considered out of danger. Clarl
vinski left Old Forge Immediately after
THREE MINE ACCIDENTS.
Men Were Injured at the Continental,
and in Priceburg and Throop.
There were three mine accidents yes
terday and as a result, a trio of In
jured miners are receiving treatment
at the Lackawanna and Moses Taylor
hospitals. They are Michael Dancho,
of Priceburg; Peter Curtis, of Throop,
and a miner whose name Is not known
at the Moses Taylor, and who was in
jured In the Continental shift.
The man who wa hurt at the Con
tinental Is a Polish laborer. He was
caught under a fall of rock yester
day afternoon and received a fracture
of the xskull. He wns unconscious
when taken to tho Moses Taylor hos
pital and early this morning was still
In that condition. His injuries are
considered of a very serious nature.
Dancho was tnjuted at Priceburg,
where he hud his left hand cut under
n mine car and severed, Curlts hail
his right leg fractured by a fall of
coal. Both of these men rested easily
at tho Lackawanna hospital.
NEWMAN CLUB'S MEETING.
Arthur Sullivan and His Works Will
The Nowmnn Mngazluo club will
meet tonight In the Knights of Colum
bus club house, and devote the ses
sion ,to the late famous comp-Tser, At
thur' Sullivan. "The Compositions of
Arthur Sullivan," will bo tint subject
of an article by Dr. W. M. Ruddy.
Miss Katherlne Mongan will give a
vocal holo, as will also Mrs, J, W.
FltzQIbbon and Mrs. Joseph O'Brien.
"The Lost Chord" Is one of the acnga
Mrs. O'Brien Is to sing.
"Spes Mundl" will bo the duet htins
by Mis. O'Brien and Mrs. FltzUlbhon,
and Miss Harriet Ward will isivo a
violin solo. Miss Nelllo Beamish will
render selections on the piano and the
entertainment will be followed by a
progressiva euchre, for which some
hondFome prizes have been donated.
Fire at Oswego.
By Exclusive Wne from The Associated Press.
Klmira, N. V , Pec, 3. flic, near Oawajo,
Pa., destroyed the plant of the Osvvayo Chemical
company early this morning, Loss, $70,000; In
surance, 950,000. The plant is owned by Urad.
ford, I'a,, parties.'
Superior Court Convenes.
By Exclusive Wirt from The Associated Prtss.
Philadelphia, Dec. 3. The suirlor court, af
ter a two weeks' recess, today convened in this
city. No opinions or Judgments wera handed
Is of More Than Usual Interest
Owinu to Matters ot Im
The Philippine Insurrection th
Chinese Campaign; the Develop
ments in Cuba and Porto Rico and
the Subject of Army Reorganisa
tion Are Discussed Cuba's Pros
perlty Porto Rico and Alaska,
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 3. The annual re
port of Secretary Hoot is of more than
usual Interest owing to its wido scopo
and the fact that It treatsof subjects ot
such importnjice as the Philippine In
surrection, the Chinese campaign, ths
developments In Cuba and Porto Blco
and Anally with the'subject of nrmy ro
Tho chapter of the report treating of
military operations In the Philippines la
a recital of tho features of tho cam
paigns that were conducted In the Isl
ands during the past year. It la said
that the purpose was to pursue the
small bands of Filipinos scattered
throughout the Islands. The effort wan
fcuccessful and resulted in the further,
and particularly complete disintegra
tion of the insurrectionary bands: In
the rescue of nearly all the American
and Spanish prisoners; In the capture
of many of the leading Insurgents and
the destruction of large quantities of
arms and supplies. Secretary Root says
that with the execution of the military
plans there, all formal and open re
sistance to American authority In the
Philippines terminated leaving an ex
ceedingly vexatious and annoying guer
illa warfare, of a character closely ap
proaching brigandage, which will re
quire time, patience and good judgment
to finally suppress. The secretary fur
ther says that it requires over 400 dif
ferent posts In the Philippines because
the Tagalos who are in rebellion, have
deliberately adopted the policy of mur
dering, so far as they are able, all of
their countrymen who are friendly to
the United States. He thinks that the
most efficient measures 'for the reduc
tion of the number of posts nnd of
troops In the Philippines will be the
construction of roads, making possible
rapid communication, the; establish
ment of personal relations between our
officers and the people so that we can
tell who are trustworthy sources of
information, the gradually growing ap
preciation of American control and
good Intentions following good' civil
government and finally the organlza
tionof native troops under American
Campaign in China.
The campaign of Hih Uuitcd States
troops in China Is treated with some
length in the report. The secretary re
views In detail the rapid and effective
steps by which the American forces
were transferred In a great emergency,
from the Philippines and from this
country to Taku, and thence how they,
forced their way to Pekln.
The progress that has been achieved
during the year In tho erection of a,
civil government in the Philippines is
made the subject of a special chapter
of the report. Beginning with tho
chaos left by the withdrawal of tho
Spanish authority, which had alwaya
controlled. Secretary Boot shows how
the principles of civil government by,
easy steps were put In operation.
Touching Cuba, the report says the"
conduct of affairs there during the year
has been a continuance of the processes
r.r niiitiip- Mm Chilian neoDle of the de
velopment of tho Cuban government In
such a way that when ruuy organizeo
It shall be stable and efficient. This
imo iunn ilnnp bv mildlnc the Cubans
In the first step of systematic self-gov
ernment nnd by introducing, mainty
through Cuban officers, such reforms
In administration as shall servo to put
the business of government in fairly
good condition, when a complete Cuban
niiminlstration finally assumes control
of the government of the Island.
In concluding his remarks ns to
Cuba, he says:
"Only doubt ns to the stability of the
future government nnd uncertainty as
to the contlnuanco of a market for her
products, retards tho Inllux of capital
and the development of Cuba's extra
ordinary resources. It Is to be hoped
the wise action of tho present consti
tutional convention will speedily re
solvo these un ortalntles nnd establish
tho prosperity of Cuba upon a firm
In Porto Rico,
In Porto Uleo, whero the army con
trolled, up to the llrst of May, Its prin
cipal function was the tmpinvement of
the civil administration, accustoming
the people to the exercise of the pow
ers of government and continuing the
work of relief mado necessary by the
ileplorublu condition In which the island
had been loft by tho great hurricane.
Since then tho telegraphic system ot
the Island had been reconstructed bv
the signal corps, a census has been
taken and the system of taxation
straightened out. The secretary ac
cepts as his own, General Davis' ettte
ment us to the creditable manner ill
i i i ,
(Continued on I'ajn 7,
f Washington, Bee. 8. Forecast ffor
4- Tuesday and Wednesday! Ka'tern Pe'nn-
sjlvania Itain 'luesday and probably 4
4- Wedncsdiyj variable winds.
s t ,