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THE ONLY SCRANTON PAPIiR RECK1V1NG THB COMPLHTE NBWS SUIiVICU OP TUB ASSOCIATBD PKlsSS, THB GltBATIiST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD.
SORANTON. i'A., WEtWISNDA V MORNING, DECEAIDI3R 5, 1000.
Revenues of the Government lor
the Fiscal Year Endlnu
June 3o. lono. i
MR. GAGE'S STATEMENT
Tho Report Shown That the Receipts
"Were $000,500,431.18 nnd Ex
penses i?500,0G8,371, Leaving a
Surplus of $70,527,000.18 Vari
ous Sources from Which Hevenues
Are Obtained The National Debt.
Review of Extraordinary Gains
Made in Foreign Commerce Cur
rency Kef oi la. i
fi.v Inclusive Wire limn Tlic Associated PirM.
Washington, Dw. 1. The revenues
if the government .for the fiscal year
mdotl June .'id, according l the itnnu-
. 1 lepnrl of the secri'Mry of the tretis-
lii'y, submitted toiluv, were $b'J!i,ri'Ci,l.nil.-
1M and the expenses $ri!i(),uns,ri71, show
ing a sliiplli of Sil.MT.OfiO.IS. Of the
leeelpts, S2!l.-i,S27,U2.7C came fiom J,,.
leinal taxation, !2:3.l);i,S71.lfi Tio.n
customs. 310'J,3."l,ri7!i.L'! Irom the postal
.service and the remainder in small
.sums from various muhcs sucli na
prolits on coinage; consular, letters
piitcnt, customs and land foes, sa'es of
bind and buildings, etc. The expenses
were as fjllows:
I'm Ihe (hil cjiahlMtintnt, inclnd
j hi? foreign inlcii'onise, public
Imildmu's. collettiirj thr inv
iiih, Jlibtlict of t'otlllnhi i, .iihI
otlicr niinLellamoiH cNpriiM's ....? 'I, ul-,111
1'ur tlic inMH.ny r-l.iliUsliliii ill, in
I'liiiIniR riwi.s anil hirh.ii, foit,
nrui.iN, hi.aioJst liefcuis. .jiuI
rpt'iies 01 Hie wji1 with piin
and In the Philippines lul,7TI,7iT
Tor lin n.iv.il ctablilmu'iil, iu
vlnchtiK (ontriictlon of new M't
h U, ni-iiliiniry, .irni.'iinriit.
iMIiilpmrnt. iinptmcniont at nivy
) aids, and cpcn-.es of tlie ar
titii Spjin and in tlif IMdlip-
jium .Vi.'i",!,ii77 7'J
I" r Indian senice l(i,m,10 7fl
!' peiisiom lin.S",:ilti 0!
l'or intfresL on (he puhliu ililit ... W.Kji,:!!:! -J7
lor di'lieicney In plal ieeuues... 7,J in.T'S !ir
l'or postal seivice 10.,:1,1I,."U 21
.As comjiarcd tvith tlie flscol year
IS!)!) the receipts for 1000 incre:n"d ifi.K,-fii:!,4-'(i.S;l
and the expenditures d
creased ?1I7,3:iS,USS.1 1. On the basis of
existing laws a surplus of 0,000,000 Is
predicted for l!Ntt and SL'll.r,S,j:i7.7(i for
I'ndop the new eiiirency act of
March M, IJiOO, the total redemptions
la quid of governmi nt notes and c.-r-tificatps
from the Sl."0,noO,(mo reserve
fund wbii.li that net established had.
up to Oct. 1, been $L,2,330,S,7I in Pnitetl
Stntes notes and S3,r.')4,70S in treasury
notes. The stuns drawn from th re
servo fund have been ilnily restored
from the gold in the general fund. The
available cash balance In the tie.isury,
exclusive of the $I0u,Oi)'J,(iUP, liareas'od
524,SS7.Ja.r,& in the year, and the actual
cash in tho vaults, its distinguished
from tho deposits In b.mks and other
assets not consisting of money, inn-eased
The coinage execul'-d dining the
iold iu;,o.:;,ipi ihi
Siltrr dollars Is.-jii.i.si in
hhtbtilhry Mlicr 1l',.sTi!,iI') 1"i
.Minor J.'Il.t.iilT '.'I
Total i-lll.:tni,oM) ,r,
The silver dollars coined were fr.nn
bullion purchased under the .Act of July
14, ISM. Tito .total coinage of silver dol
lars from bullion purchased under tln
Act of July II, 1VJ0, from August l:t,
1S90, to Julv 1, IflflO, was Mir,,".-,0,fi:,o, con
taining !.l,0i::,7Nr..in standard ounces,
costing SWl.jiO.I.'JTO.ai, giving a .selmilor
age of .f.".l,2S7,i)7!i.OO.
The bullion value of the 1'ulted Slates
standard silver dollar, at the highest
price for the year, was $U.IS420, nnd tliu
lowest. $0.4oin, and at the average
price, SO.ltilll). The commercial ratio of
Bold to silver at the avoiago Pilco was
1 to 31.11. The total metallic stock in
tlie United State. on July 1, looo, was;
Gold, fl,03l,-IS9,2iil; silver, .$(il7.:!71,0a0.
Diulns the existence of the national
banking system, 7,477 national hanking
associations havo been organlned, of
which 1,L'.S7 havo been placed In volun
tary Ikiuldatlon by the shareholders,
and S7I, which failed, In chaige of re
ceivers, leaving B.stii banks In active
operation at the close of the year ended
Juno 30. There was a net ineteaso In
notlvo banks of 227 duilng the Usual
year. Tho not increase during the year
of national bank capital was ?l",fi31,8a0.
tho total authorized stock of all hanks
on Juno so being $(127,00:1,00,7,
Tho number oC banks organized dur
ing tliu year in each utate ami tenltory
la iih follows: Pennsylvania, ar,; Texas,
Ohio, and Illinois, "0: Iowa. 1Q; Now
York and Oklahoma, 16; Indian Terri
tory, 14; Nebraska, I3i Minnesota, 11;
New Jersey, 10; Indiana, U; Virginia, 8;
Kentucky and Kansas, 7; West Vir
ginia unci Wisconsin, 5; Connecticut,
Murylaud and North Dakota, 4; Now
Hampshire, Michigan, Missouri, South
Dukota, Colorado and California, 2;
North Carolina, ("leorgla, Alahaiua,
Wyoming, New Mexico and Washing
ton, 2: Massachusetts, Delawaie, South
Carolina and Tennessee, J.
Tho outstanding circulation of tliu
banks Increaacd ?S,2S9,I572 that Is,
fiom $211,350,871 on June 30, 1S99, to
$300,010,113 on Juno 30, 1'juO,
In (he period of March II to Oot,
31 under tho new currency act which
permits the organization of national
banks with $25,000 capital awl lucieuf.es
Continued en l'agu 7.)
Is Iniluoncctl by the Thought Thnt
White and Marsh May Have
Boon Made Scapegoats.
By llxilusdte Whc lioiti 'J'lio Associated I'rrM.
Detroit, Dei:. 4. rjovornur Plngreo tit
10 o'clock tonight unnniiiieeil that lie
had portioned Jmth rienonil W. 1..
White, e'-iuirternitstor general, and
Uenernl A. 1 Marsh, ex-Inspector gen
eral of the Michigan National Otiard,
who were convicted of complicity In
Ihi' state military clothing frauds,
upon the payment of $,",000 line by
each. One thousand dollars f the
Hue is to be paid Jan. 1, 11)01, and a
like yum on tho first day of January,
Jim::, vms. moi and wo:.. ,
fleueral White was committed to
Jackson prison today to begin the ten
year s-entenee Imposed on him, and
flenetal Marsh Is under bonds ponding
the result of an appeal of bis trial,
which resulted in his conviction, to
Ho th General White and General
Marfh adiiiessed petitions! to tin; gov
ernor asking executive clemency.
Governor Plngree's announcement of
Thee men cntcicd into a conspiracy with the
Ilciiiliiwii-Amf. ion.panv. a rorpoutlon com-
po-cd ,,r piominuil and nll.ieiilal clh.'c.e, o(
K.il.iininn, to iltfi.iuil tiir state fit :t Kue
amount of hcv In connection ttlth the file
nnd npiiuhasc t mllitaiy clotlilwr. One IIIil.-
mt.m. win. w.is Dm .ntcnt for tlie ltcndei-on-
, Alms compurj. t.is, .uinidiii Id Ills' testimony,
! active in i imiliu llli" the fund. The clictiit
1 jinlne .ui.l Hi., imweiitiii!; attorney of liih'h.tm
iiiiiTili, who htil cunttol ot tlic proiccdlnpi lie-
'"'e tlii- Bi.iM.lJniy. ina.le nouirort loli.il..
(.'land Jiny Ini.ir all the Ktillty p.ntiej to jiMin-
hut peiinitUd tlic (-evtn lnt'iuhers of llie lliti-iliMoii-inih
compiiiy and their a'tnl HkKcr
ht.ill. to tri fice. 'litis imfliLtual and one
lilnl Mnd of Justice is not lonislint with my
ideas of iii;ht nnd wion?. and lus had Kieat
wtiht in dttrniiiniu my ailion in thee cae-.
ltf.ktttiition li.is heeii made to the tdate l. the
Ilcniliioii-AiiiiK (innpaiiy and M.ir.-h and While
and tlie amount wliidi llie .-late lint liy the c.ii,'
iuil tl.ili-.ic ti.m In-, been iduimil with interest.
Itectitution li.iini; hieu made im impulse is to
pl.iie all the utility ones .iir.itii on tlie ..inn1 foot
in.', and I thi'iifoie i;r.uit Willi. mi I;. 'A lute ami
Aillmr V. "XI iiili a paiduu upon (heir pajinjc into
tile Iii'.imii.i of Ijllthnu inillily i"i,IIH0 pill,
SMALL POX OUTBREAK
IN NEW YORK CITY
Forty Cases in the Pest House, One
New Victim and Two Deaths
U.f IlMlusiti' Wire from 'llie Anoilaloil 1'icss.
New Vork, Dec. 4, Forty casifd, U ,
the pest house on North JJrathur.t
island, one new case in tlie Infected
dlstiict on the west side, and two
deaths to date was the condition of
the smallpox outbreak as reported by
the board of health today. None of
the olliclals look any comfort lroni
the fact tlitil but one new case devel
oped today as against eight on .Mon
day, tor the smallpox has overleaped
I the bounds to which they had tried
' to confine It In the neighborhood of
( All Nations block in "West Sixty-ninth
street, where it started. They aie
now satisllod that they will have many
more cases to deal with.
The new case was that of a unman,
30 years of age. The death repotted
today wtis thai of Mary A. Holmes,
II years old, a domesllc servant em
ployed in an apartment house on West
Seveiity-si::th street. She was re
ceived Irom the house at North
lit others island on Nov. 2a, being one
of the first cases. She died Monday
afternoon. Tlie other death was that
or a colored Infant. It occurred sev
eral days ago. Fear of the spread of
the smallpox has caused the managers
of the slock exchange to order all
employes to be vaccinated and the
opeiatlou will shortly bo performed.
Dr. Dillingham, of the health board,
wilil that such outbreak's of smallpox
as the present seemed to. appear In
this city in cycles of fiom six to eight
yetr?, and ho atti United them to the
running out of safeguarding effects of
lormer vik dilations.
In the Trench Senate He Points Out
tho Ease by Which England
Could Be Invadod.
By i:ilusltp Wire fiom 'llie Associated Picsi.
Paris, Dec. 4. Ueneral Mercler
caused n deep sansatlnn'iii the senato
today during the debate on the new
iinval bill by pointing out the easo
by which Kngland could bo Invaded.
He demanded that the government In
troduco Into the plans for tliu mobiliz
ation of tho army the navy methods
for the rapid embarkation of an expe
Tho president, Mr. Ftilllores, Inter
rupted, declaring that such proposals
were out of order.
To Contest Hoyt's Will.
Ily Ilxtliishc Who f i tun The Associated I'ksj,
CoikohI, X. II,, Die. 1, .Mis, il.uj ;, firren,
ol this city, ami aWph II, Hojt, of Nashua,
llist (oiibliis of tho late Clin In II, Ilnjt, hate
ut.ilmil counsel to contest (lie probate of the
pljyw light's will, 'Hie gioumN of font est will be
that llot u.is of unsound mind when Iw nude
Ills will and that It had but two witnesses in
btead nt tlnco cillid for hy llie stalutfj of Sew
Faulkner Under Strong- Guard.
Hy Kxclui.lt e Wire from The Associated 1'icm.
Port Worth, Vex., Dev, I. Clique Puulknir
and J, W, Crapinau, accused of ciiuliiir lu
death of Constablu I'cbr llano In Dallas, by taN
uratlntt bin tlotucs with turnuitiic and then tet
tltiS him atho were bioujjiit hero under a
ttruiiK (tiiard and lodged in Jail. It H harm
an (Ifort will bo ninlu to lm)i tlicm.
Protest Against Requisition.
Ily K.tdiulto Yilm from 'Hie Associated I'resj.
llarrlsbuu;, Doc 4, (jutcrngr Stono has c
ciitcd a protect afaimt tho i;iaiitlnir vt a ie.
(jiii.ltii.n for Williuui llhoaiis, wbu Iijs Ihcii hi--rusted
in New- Vork lity iluiited with kwlndllni;
ltss Mai lull l.lnd, of I'liiladelpUa, out of $ 5,1100
by a ical estate transaction.
Tlie Members Earnestly, at Work on
the Slid) Subsidy Bill.
SENATOR FRYE'S SPEECH
Tho United States Has Advantage
Over Nations of the World in the
Matter of Harbors in the Pacific
Ocean Preliminaries Leading t o
Presentation of the Pending BUI
Discussed Brief Session in tho
House Real Work Begins Today.
By i:cliilo Wire tiom The As-ioelated Plow."
Washington, Doc. A. The programme
of the senate leaders for a business
session was taken up In earnest today
and material progress was made.
! What Is nonulnrly known as tho. shin
sululdy bill was, bv a vote of 3S to
.. ma,,0 tho lmhithol burlness of tho
, , t tf f , p ,.,.. ph.
. , - ., .. , rt
"""u '' e " "" mscussnjii ui
)l W!,s opened by Mr. Frye, of Maine,
i chairman of the committee on com-
meico, from which tlio measure was
reported. He adiiiessed the senate for
more than an hour and a half. Kecog
nlzed by his colleagues as an author
ity upon the subject ho was accorded
close attention. He rpoko without
notes and at times was forceful 'and
elo(tient. He had not conclude 1
when the senate adjourned.
Mr. Fryc reviewed what bad I10211
done In the past to revive the mer
chant marine of the United States,
saying that every effort so far made
by legislation, had failed of its pur
pose. Tlie world, he said, had entered
upon a great commercial war which
would bo a long and fioico contest, lie
pointed out the subsidies which for
eign governments were pitying to their
shlpr, and also pointed out the great
production of this country both in
agrirultuinl and manufactures;, which
had resulted in enormous exports, lie
ndded that a market had to bo found
for the great surplus or it would be
the death knell of piosperity.
Speaking of the condition In the Pa
cific ocean be said tins lnltt?d States
had the advantage there. The best
haibois were outs and at Manila we
had it distributing point worth more
to us than Hong Kong ever was, or
would be, to Great Britain.
Mr. Frye paid it cost Ml yfv coat,
more to run our ships than it did to
inn the ships of Great Britain and
Norway. He then dlscush-ed the pre
liminaries leading up tc the presenta
tion of the pending bill, showing wlru
a divergence ot opinion there had ocon
as to what was the best method of
bi timing about the desired object. ,
Last year of all the enormous ex
ports and Imports of the t'nlted States
only 9 per cent, was carried in Ameri
can bottoms. Last year Mr. Frye said
the United States paid to foreign na
tions, principally. Great lirltaln and
Germnny $300,000 a day for doing car
tying trade woik lor this country. He
could not see how any senator or other
observer could be blind to this condi
tion. He pointed out that in the war
with Spain the United Slates was
forced to search the seas over for aux
iliary cruisers and transports, the only
reason for such a condition being we
sacrificed our carrying ships.
At considerable length Mr. Frye dis
cussed the origin of the pending bill
and referred to the committee of twenty-five
prominent Americans which
had drafted the original subsidy bill.
The pending measure, he explained,
had been amended materially and rad
ically by" the committee on commerce.
None of the original commute..' of
twenty-live had favored free ships and
Mr. Frye said he could see no reason
why any man should favor them. In
this connection ho referred to the ship
yards of the United States and ex
pressed the opinion that a great mail
time nation .like this might ,na well
be without a constitution as to be
without ship yards. Mr. Frye sliowPd
how much greater was the cost of
building and operating ships under tho
American Hag. If these expenses were
not greater, he said, there would be no
excuse for tho ponding bill and Its
foundation will fall. He presented,
therefore, an array of figures to prove
that It cost not only more to construct
American ships, but 111010 to oporalo
them after they were built. His llg
ures indicated that ships of Great
lirltaln had an advantage of $1.50 to $5
per gross ton over American shins hi
the expense of construction and opera
tion, Ho related tho incident cited by
Mr. Clyde, of the Clyde Steamship
coinpnny, before the commerce com
mission, of tho operation of it ship
under tho Norwegian (lag and under
the American ilag, Tho expense of op
orating tho Norwegian ship was just
half that of operating tho American
ship to tho same ports.
Vessels Run by Roach,
Mr. Frye ulso referred to tho lino ot
vessels run by tho lato John Koach
from New York to Utiull. They came
into competition with a line of Spanish
fillips exactly similar In size and speed
to the American ships, Tho Spanish
vessels had a decided advantage of
$120,000 over tho American ships and
could make money currying freight at
$5 per ton, Vi'hllo tho American vessel,
la order to make money, had to charge
$7.50 per ton. Mr. Itoach was forced to
sell tho lino of vessels, and Mr, Tlpir
bor and the other purchasers of tho
ships oventually lost their entire In
vestment, Mr, Fryo tly?n took up that provision
of tho bill which provides tlie amount
of subsidy to bo paid vessels, and ex
plained how tho payment was regtir
luted. Ho showed that by the terms of
measure it ten knot vessel out for 170
days would draw $15,000 ti year beyond
tho cost of her coal and bundling, and
that the amount of the subsidy would
In peicentagc dliulntah with the in
crease of the speed of the ship.
Mr. Clay, Georgia, asked If It wore
not true that 11 twenty-ono knot ship
would draw, under the bill, $301,000 a.
Mr. Frye loplled that tho amount
drawn by micli 11 vessel would be about
$22,000 In excess of her coal consump
tion and handling.
"Hut," persisted Mr. Clay, "Is not the
gross amount of the subsidy of the
twenty-one knot ship $301,000 per year,
under this bill." Mr. Frye admitted
that it was. " understand," said Mr.
Clay, "that the ten knot and twelve
knot ships, which carry the ngtlcul
tural products of the country, do not
lecolve more than one-third the sub
sidy of tho fast passenger vessels,
which carry no agricultural piodtiots."
"Anil I was shotting," responded Mr.
Krye, "that the low speed vessels wore
the ones which received the actual
benefits from the subsidy and not the
fast passenger ships."
At this point Mr. Frye yielded the
lloor for the day and-the icrate at 3.",
held a brief executive session, after
which It ad jam nod.
In thd House.
The session ot tho house today was
1 brief. The real work will begin to
morrow when the house will consider
the tinny reorganization bill which
Mr. Hull, chairman of the committee
on military affairs, reported today. He
explained the urgent necessity for Im
mediate action upon this measure, say
ing that under the present law the
army must be reduced to 27,000 men
on July 1 next and asked unanimous
consent for the consideration of tho
bill tomoriotv. When Mr. Sulzer (N.
Y.) objected to tin reouest, Air. Hull
Introduced a resolution for a special
order for the consideration of tho bill
tomorrow, with provision for a vote
at the end of "K ours general debace.
i The objection to the swearing In of
I Mr. Conner, of low a, the successor of J
I Senator Dollrvr. which was raised by
Mr. Bailey, of Texas, was removed to-
, day by the presentation of a new set
01' ciodntial from Governor Shaw,
and Mr. Connor took the oath. Thr -e
' Mills were passed minor the call of
committee, tlie ino-d imprrtunt being
one to provide for tile detail of not to
exceed 10(1 n-tiied army ollloorx and
three hundred non-commissioned olll
cers as military Instructors In the pub
lic schools nf such elites as adopt a
! svstetu of military Instruction, Th
others were ' lo prevent the fallute of
military .inst'co" and to legalize an
issue of VTiO.fini) of bonds by Plraar
Scoies of Women in New York Ave
Driven from heir Booms Into
Street by Reform Movement.
By lltiltisiw Wile from The Assmialid 1'resJ.
New York, Dec. 1. Stores of women
who were dilven from their rooms in
the dlstiict known as the "red ltelit"
district, left the nolghbothood today.
The exodus was the result of the move
of the authorities against the landlords
who own tho tenements in which the
women lived and who In turn, si"".eil
tlie women with dispossess notices. The
unfortunates got out of the city, some
to niookln, otheis to New Jeisey,
while some are said to hae gone to
the larger eastern cities.
Simultaneous with this effort to 1 til
the city of vice III this form, was the
opening today of an Industrial home
for fallen women, tinder the direction
of the Salvation Army. Tlie home Is in
the icnr and connects with the large
Salvation Army headiiuarteis on West
Fourteenth stieot. This Is the second
one the army has opened.
Mrs. Kussell Sage expected to picsldo
at the opening ceremonies, but was de
tained by the bad weather, but she
wi-ote a letter. In which she was in the
fullest sympathy with the work of the
An Injunction, restraining the police
from Interfering with the legal busi
ness of Memory's place, on West Fifty
ninth street, was granted today by
Justice Blanchard In the Supremo
The Puttllsts Fathers and the police
men have been vigilant about this
place, and when Adam Kessel, Jr., tho
alleged proprietor, got the Injunction,
ho placed a big sign with "opening
night" on it, and hired some musicians
and Illuminated the place brilliantly
tonight, and waited for business. The
police sent four detectives down at
once to see what he was going to do.
MADE AT COLOGNE
Hy Exclusive Wire from 'llie Avwchted I'ici'.
Coloirui', Die. I, All Amduphribi) ilemntisti.e
tion tool; pl.uo today In flout of tlie British
consul. lie lieri Mounted pollie dbpcicd tho
Hotels and niu'stcd the liadeiii, Scicn.uli'i and
ntatluni wldih gitetid Mr. Kuuer luil been
planned by various nicicties
Base Ball Men to Meet.
Ily Inclusive Wire from 'llie Assoc! lint 1'iess.
Wnshli'Klrn, Dec, t, l'leshlcnt Young, of tho
National leasuo and Ameikan Asaoihtion of
Profession d ll.uo Hill clubs, annouiuesi that tlio
national boaul of arbitration will meet at the.
mill Atcntio hotel, New York illy, Moudaj,
Deiimber 10, at 7 o'clock p. 111., and the. hoa.'d
of illuclors at noon Ilectiubiv U, The annual
nierthiB of II19 National league and American
association will bo held December II, at 2
u'Uock p, 111,
Killed by Live Wire.
Ily r.xcluiivn Wire from The Associated I'rcs?.
Iliirilcntutui, N. !., Doe, 4, -Alexamkr Hamil
ton, a bakir's employe, w.n accidentally clictio
ciitiil line toniuht. lie was driving hU wairon
when lu noticed a loosened telephone who bin;
uuovi (be fticct. lie alighted and, pkkiiitf up
tlie wire, hciMn to mil It about hbj aim, whin
It rauiu in contact with an ekctiln Uuht who.
and the ttronx ciinent caused I I.imll ton'a Instant
death, lie le.uci a wile anil child.
To Investigate Hazing,
Dy K.mIusIic Wire fiom Tlie AwnWatiil I'ren.
Waililuslon. Hcf. I. Mr. Ihlwn (N. Y.) In
troduud a lesotiitlcn In tliu Iioum: today it
iniliiuir tliu bceivtary ef war to InwstliMle the
practice of "liazluti'' ut Wit Point and mow
pailleulaily tlw 'li.i-Jiug' of 0ar U lloo,
foi 1111 rly a cadet lit the utademy fiom the Sit
intli district of I'cniuyhanla, who died )cstir.
ft Work-Train Garrulna a Grew
oi Track Repairers Backs
Into a Frelolit.
MANY BADLY INJURED
Freight Train Had Hight of Way and
Was Sunning at Full Speed in
Order to Meet and Pass Another
Freight at Suissun Heavy Fog
Prevailed Over Two Hundred Feet
of Track Torn Up and Cars
Smashed and Piled Upon Each
Ily l.xclmitt' Wire from 'llie As.snci.itul Ticsi.
Snorunienlo, Cilia., Dec. A. A work
train, carrying Its crew of between
twenty-five and thirty track repairers,
backed Into a freight train a few miles
east of Suissun, on the Southern Pacl
Uu railroad today and In the wreck
which followed rjlne men were killed
and twenty injured, many of them
The dead are: John Daly, T. Kello
hor, J. Ahrln. J. 13. Lumern, J. Hughes,
II. Kernorhan, F. JlcClovern, 13. A. 11a
loney and "Liverpool Ked."
From the meagre reports received It
appears that the freight train had the
right of way and was running at full
fpeed in order to meet and pass an
other freight at Suissun. The work
train should have been on a siding and
was making for it tit a good rate of
speed when it collided with the freight.
At the time there was a heavy fog
prevailing and it wns Impossible to
discern objects only at a abort distance
away, so the shock ot the colliding
trains was terrillc. All the casualties
are reported to be among the men of
the working crew, ns the engineers nnd
ilremen jumped and saved themselves.
Over two hundred feet of track were
loin up and the cars were smashed
and piled upon each other in every
FROM THE ASYLUM
The Former Husband of Amelia
Hives Is Supposed to Be Wander
ing in Westchester County.
Ily Keliisic Win- fiom The Asi hted Pre".
New York, Dec. I. John Armstrong
Clumler, foimer husband of Amello
Hives, cousin of Representative "Wil
liam Chanler and a great grandson
of tho original John Jacob Astor, who
lias been confined In llloomingdale asy
lum at "White Plains, has escaped, and
is supposed to be wandering about the
country In "Westchester county.
Mr. Chiiuler has been confined in
rsioomlngilale asylum for two years.
As he was tractable and subservient
to the rules of the Institution, ho bus
been allowed certain liberty which, two
days ago, ho took advantage of to
walk out of the gates. Since that time
be has not been seen. As soon as his
escape was discovered attendants of
tho Institution started to search for
him, but he had left no (race. Air.
Chanler had the free run of the
gruunds, and could come and go at
will, as bo wtis looked upon as a harm
llr. Chanler Is a millionaire and had
a private rocfui in the Institution. Dr.
Lynn, the superintendent of the Insti
tution, s-ald today that a careful search
was being made for the missing man
and that lie bad no doubt but that ho
would be found within twenty-four
BACK FROM CHINA
The Remains of Seventy-four Sol
diers and Marines Brought
to San Francisco.
Dy nxcliulie Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. A, Quartermaster
Ocnural Ludlllgton has received cable
message from (loneial llumphroy.iiuar
tennastor with tho troops in China,
saying that tho transport i.'allforulti
sailed from Taku, China, on tho 30th
for San Francisco, with the remains of
seventy-four soldiers and marines, who
either died of wounds or disease dur
ing the recent military operations In
China, Theso remains were disinterred
nt Tlen-Tsln, I'lot-Snng and Yang
Tsen. All tho bodies unclaimed by
relatives will bo burled In tho national
cemetery at the I'resldio, San Fran
cisco, with military honors.
The quartermaster Is also informed
that tho transport Hancock, which has
just arrived at San Francisco, brought
tho remains of twenty-nino soldiers,
murines and citizens who lost their
lives In tho Philippines lu tho service
of tho government. In addition, tho
vessel brought tho remains of thlrtv
six soldiers and ono marine, wio died
In Honolulu. In most cases theso re
mains will bo turned over to relatives
for prlvato Interment. All unalalmed,
however, will bo burled at the I'resldio,
Mrs. McKinley Returns Home.
Uy lliclmlio Wlio fiom The Associated I'resa.
Washington, Dec. I. Mm. McKinley icturned
to Washington about 0 o'clock this etching front
New Yolk ilty, whltlur hu went to do some
Power House Burned.
Uy Kxcluslto Wire fiom The Associated Pre.
New Yoik, Die. 4. Wli.it U Known ut tho
Itodgcwood powir liotue, ounul by. the lliool.
ltn Itapld Transit company, was tltally deatiojed
by fire lids afternoon causing a lad ol $15Q,U00,
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today,
1 OeneialWli.il Pitlsburircrs Tlilnk of Scran
ton's Second Chun (,'lty Aplrallom,
Itepoit of I bo Nciictiity ol the 'fTi'iuury.
Nine Men Meet Death In a ltatlrojd Accident,
U tiencnil C'.irhondal6 Department.
.'I Local -('losing Sraiton of tliu Methodist For.
Criminal Court I'luccoillngH.
Note nnd Comment. ,
C t.ocnl Wiestler Dwjer Wins' Another Match,
Husband Sect Wife (Iroiind to Death.
Si honl llo nil Committee on a .liuiKclliiK Trip.
0 Loi.il Weil Siiantoti and Suburban.
7 Oeiiei.il Temperance Workers In Ses-don at
Northeastern l'cniiijlviiiiii News.
Flii.inel d and Commercial,
S Local-Lite New.i of the Industrial World.
REVISION OF FAITH
Committee of Presbyterian Clergy
men and Laymen in Session
fly Exclmlte Wire from The Associated Prcsi.
"Washington, Dec. 4. The committee
of clergymen and laymen appointed by
the last general assembly of the Pres
byterlau church to make a. recommen
dation to the next general assembly,
which meets In May, on tho question of
whether there shall be 11 revision ,ot
the confession of faith, assembled here
tonight and will continue in session to
morrow until their work is completed.
Dr. William Henry Roberts, of Phila
delphia, the stated clerk of tho general
assembly, is acting as the secretary of
the committee. Dr. Roberts laid be
fore the committee a. tabulation show
ing the vote of the presbyteries on the
questions submitted by the general as
sembly's committee on revision. It
made the following showing:
l'or revision of the confession, 14
presbyteries; for an explanatory
statement, 10; for a supplemental
staetment of doctrine, 17; for a revis
ion and .a supplemental statement ot
doctrine, II; for a substitute creed, IS.
Fortv-five presbyteries voted to dis
miss the whole subject, while 33 bodies
In this and foreign lands made no re
sponse. The total number of bodies
reporting aggregated 232.
No definite action was taken by the
committee tonight. Three hours were
spent In discussion of the results shown
by, tho response received by tho com
mittee and in an exchange iof views as
to tho recommendation to be made to
the general assembly. This may be
determined on tomorrow, to which
time the committee adjourned.
Rumors of Contemplated Advance
Are Confirmed Some of the Tolls
Ily l!i'lnsle Wiie fiom Tlic Associated Piesa.
Philadelphia, Dec. 4, The Record to
morrow will say;
I'lobably no more apparent i'idenec of the in-leu-ili
hciuied by tliu Pennsjhania raiho.ul in
tlic ll.iltlliloie and Ohio, Chi sape.iki' and Ohio,
mid Notfoll. and Western r.iilw.ijs and what it
idKnitlcs both in ni.ikiiur and maiut.iimui- of
rates is the fact that it is the puipose to adtanee
tile tidewater fieiht lati'b on bituminous coal 10
per cent. 011 Aptil 1, WOi,
llie 1'iiiin.tlt.inla, Haltimoie and Ohio, Clicsi.
poke, and Ohio, and Norfolk and We.slein rail
1 nails coutlol tho entile output of bitumiiioiiti
coal to tidewater and tliu hiimonlous ickitions
c.vi-tlinf between tliem by iciaon of the intciests
had in each by the I'oniu.vh.iiil.i laihoad per
inli.s of a iimuit of ,uli..ii in udtantinx height
Kites especially on bi'uminous coal ami the
niiiuteu.iULo of inch advance that under other
ciiiiuiistaiiies was Hateely possible,
I'nr boural ilay minors of a contemplated ad
tanio In bituminous coal ficiujit i.ites at tiio
biKlmiiiu of the hilumliioiis o.ir Apiil 1, T.")l,
h.lM' been cuiicul, .u.d tluso were coiilliuicd by
.1 I'ctms.tltaiiii lallio.id oftklal jisdeid.iy (ln
d.iy). lie admitted tint the question of
aih.im lin,' these i.ilis bad been tinder loiisideta
tlon and thai an adtanee of in per cent, titer
picM'iit tales had bien pnutlcally at;icd upon.
The bituminous ficltfht rates lo tidewater now in
ilfict and which it i ptopoM'd to adtautn 10
pei cent, nut as follows;
I'lom Cknrlli'lil leglmi to Poii Liberty, 1? 1 . 3.1 ;
to South Aiiiboy, Poit llc.idiiur, Kl i:i I t li, fl.:l.'i;
tn Philadelphia, 1st. llaltluiore ttl cents fiom the
Cuinbeilaiid iciriuii to the nbou points, 1-1, SO,
1-1.15, fl.O'i and H. I'lom West Vlih'luii Held,
SI.GO, ipl,.V), l.'J.I, SI. IS, 1'ioni Clii'Mipe.ikn and
Ohio points to Newpoit News, S,l.j, and fiom
Norfolk and Westun tleldt to Norfolk, $1.13.
Supply and demind and the fict that the bitu
minous mil pioduieis hatn adtanceil tlw pike
of that lomtuodliy arc as.si;ntd as uiiiour; the
reasons for tho pioposcd adwintii In freight late.
Among tho bituminous shippers the proposid
adtanee in lldewater rates Is not hailed with
any ilettiee of delight. Tlie ptesent freight 1 lies,
lliey contind are liliflur than tiny hate been
for jc.iis and that tlie trade is in no condition to
admit of a still further linrca.se In fieltrlus.
DEATHS OP A DAY.
Ily Kxcluslto Wire from Tlie Associated Preps.
New Yoik, Dec. I, The lley. IMwaid W, Till
man, or neaily thirty .tears soerclaiy of tlie
Aiiieikau Illblo society, and long a pinmlneiit
limine in Its wntk, died at hU home lu riiblilntr,
L. I,, today, at tlie a so of 73 .tea is.
Pit Willi u, Ike." I. Cmrise W. Dllworlli, senior
member of the firm of Dllworth llrothers, whole
kilo gioicrs, died suddenly at Ids homo today of
heart failure. He lias been prominent in business
circles since S0O,
Mrs. Stoddard Wants Divorce,
My Kxcluslto Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Huston, Dec, J. JlK. Mary II. Stoddaid I1.11
tiled a petition at tho Middlesex: 1 utility court
for a Ultimo Irom her hii-luiul, John h. Stod
dard, tlie well kuonii lecturer, 5Ii. Stoddard
chances desertion. HI10 asks for tho custody of
their ton, Tluodoio L. Htoddard, 17 )cara oi Ue
anil Just alimony.
Postmaster nt Wysox,
Uy rtelmire Wlru from The Associated Press.
WwliliiBtoii. Dec. M. T. Hollls was today
appointed postmaster at U'joox, llradfortl conn
I), Pa. ' ,
Believe SGranton Does Not Desire
to Enter Into Second Glass ol
Cities and Would Avoid It.
ANOTHER CLASS OF
CITIES IS SUGGESTED
nttsburgsPress Thinka That Would
Be the Best Way Out of the Diffi
culty No Complete Code o Xawa
for a Second Class City Exists aft
Present Attorney Elphlnstono, tha
Lender of tho Alleghany County
Bar, Is of the Opinion That W
Cannot Avail Ourselves of any ol
the Legislation in the Third Class
T. J. DUFFY.
Sjiecial to Tho Tribune.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 4. It is under
stood hero that Scranton is not only
In doubt as to whether or not it wants
to become a second-class city, but, ac
tually is opposed to tho impending
transition. Just where the Impression,
came from does not clearly appear, but
it was probably gathered from some
.correspondence, which ojilclals ot the
two cities mny have had. Be that as
it may', the impression is a fixed one
and Pittsburg Is concerning Itself
more than a little about the matter.
Last week tho local papers published
an Interview with Senator Fllim In
which he proceeds to cUsc.ufs the ques
tion with tho conviction in mind that
the change Is obnoxious to Scranton.
and suggests that legislation be passed
extending the boundary limit between
third and second class cities so that
It will exceed the population of Scran
ton and be less than the population
of Allegheny. In an interview with
your correspondent, he lepealed this
suggestion, but when Informed that
Pcranton was not ns yet decided ns to
whether or not it wanted lo become
a. second class city, Mr. Klinn remarhed
that he didn't see why a second class
charter would not be acceptable to
Scranton. He had given tho mut
ter only casual consideration, but
judging from the fact that a second
cliisi charter worked successfully In
Allegheny it ought to lit the needs of
Tho Press prints a suggestion to tho
effect that the continual clamor for a
new charter for Pittsburg and the "op
position" of Scranton to "being forced"
into tho second class list, may result
In legislation at the coming session,
providing for a change in classifica
tion, which will give four classes in
stead of three. Philadelphia Is to bet
in the llrst class, Pittsburg in tlie sec
ond, Allegheny and Scranton In tho
third nnd all other cities above 10,000
and less than 100,000 in tlie foutth,
cities of less than 10,000 to remain ns
nt present, unclassified.
"Whether or not this will eventuate
or even bo attempted Is the veriest
speculation, but that efforts will be
made by the nnti-chnrte.rltcs of P'ltts
burg to make wholesale amendments
in second, class city legislation is al
most as good as certain. The Quay
Ites are counted upon to be In control
of the next legislature, and if they
are they promise to bring about it,
change In the Pittsburg rehemo of gov
ernment that will ovi'i throw the M11-gee-FIInn
control, by making the
mayor the high factotum instead of
having nil powers vested In tho thres
department directors as at present.
Hut these things aie nil speculative.
What Scranton must concern itself:
about is tho transition. This is a con
dition and must be met. Tho question
is: What is to be dono to meet It?
First and foremost, It would, appear
expedient to ascertain what second
class city legislation is now in exis
tence, and what egislutlon will lutvo
to be passed to patch out u complete
code of goveriuneiit for Scranton,
No Complete Code.
As previously explained, there' Is nr
complete code of second class cltv
laws. M-st of tliu nutlforltles who
have been coiisulted espicsscil tho
opinion that there was not much luck
ing to nialiii a complete code, but noiiu
of them could give any definite Idea
of jiiHt what was lacking. This will
have to bu discovered by a commission
of attorneys and having In mind tho
Immensity of the. task It would seonv
fitting that tho city bhould lose no
time In getting such a commission to
Thin having been completed tho next
question Is as to where Sciuntou will
get the needed patchwork. Any law
passed for Scranton must needs also
apply to Pittsburg nnd Allegheny. Tho
laws Scranton stands lu need of aro
supplied In Pittsburg nnd Allegheny
hy special charter provisions, which
these cities retained when they en
tered' tho second class. Where It sc
happens that tho special law Is alike
In Pittsburg nnd Allegheny no dlfll
culty will be experienced, for they will
. . .' ' 1
Continued on l'ago fi.
Washington, Pec. 4. Forecast for East
ern 1'ciiiio It jiiIj: 1'jlr Wednesday; cold
er In bouthem portion; Thursday fair;
IiIkIi wittcrly ulndi, loly dlnilnUhlui,'
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