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v "S'cvniKiij1 !' -1?? 1 t .- , cranton . L .HP oimi v ?r.f?ANTniM PAPPR iJPr.PlviNr: tub rnMDi btc mcu;c cumifi-' nP tup A?QnriATt:n pbkcq this horatcct mbwq Ancwr.v im tug ujnw n v i u i wv)wiiawti ui'v .-.vuitiii I IIU WIMI LiU I U MUUU UUI I lJU w !- fWU WITH liL lUkJWI ft I 1- UIXLtfl I UU I MUITU nJUM - 111 I IILi T VILiL-S. -s TWO CR SCltANTON, PA., Fill DAY MOKNINU, DJ3CEMHEII 7, ItlOO. TWO CENTS. ' 3fribitite. DISCUSSION IN THE SENATE Over Four Hours Devoted bu Sen ator Morgan to the Han Pauncetotc Treaty. RELATING TO THE CANAL Senator Moiijnn Loads the Discus sion Ho Intimntes That England Might Dcclnie War in Case the Nicaingun Canal Is Constructed by the United States and in Our Own Way The Leader in the Dis cussion Filed with Many Questions Concerning His Theories. fly Exclusive Wire from 'the UsolI.iUiI l'irw. "Washington, Dec. ( The .senate was In executive session lor moio than four bonis today, the entile time being de voted to the discussion by Senator Mor gan of the Ihiy-Panneefolo treaty lor the abrogation of the portion of the Claytoti-Bulw er treaty which 1 elates to the Nicaragua canal. The senator made It eiy plain, In Iho course of his leinarks, that while he was not opposed to the peudliiK treaty in almost any l'oim, his pilnei .il, if not his only concern In that con nection is for the passage of the canal bill, and ho allowed It to be very hi Odd ly understood that he had engaged In tlio ticaty discussion because ot his conviction that thoie was a mtijorin of senators who would insist upon ac tion upon the treaty as a condition piecedent to the passage of the canal bill. For this leason, he said, lie was rvllling to discuss the tieaty. lie inti mated privately to other senatoi1-, how ever, tiiaL he would not consent to the IKing of a lime for a -vote upon the honly until there also could be u time rlxed for like action upon the iN'lturu piinii canal bill. In the com so of his speech, ho said that he did not in reality consider that the treaty need have unv especial bear ins upon the bill and that he believed it w.us competent lor the (hilled States to proceed with the building of the canal, legai'dlcts of the treaty or of (.boat Hi Main's wishes in the mattei, but to satisly other senatoi'-, ami also to meet the wishes of the sccietaiy of state, for whom he Incidentally ex messed the highest esteem, he would consent to action upon the tic.ily and i all he could Tor it. He would vote for the nKTeomcnt, whether it should he amended or not, though be would pieler that there sliouhl be no mm nil men t. Discussing the out.stlon of the loitifl ratlon of tho canal, Senator Morgan ensued strenuously against it, both .is unnecessary and undeshable. Ho con tended that Cheat lliltatii was not the only power whose inteiests would lie affected by a piovi.sion for loitillcatlon, and said that Nieaingu.t. and Costa lllwi had a light to be considered in that connecliou. Fin thci moie, in case of war, eveiybody knew that the canal would be piotieled to the lullest i -tent. so that any piovislon whatever beailng upon this point was needless. Jle admitted, however, that he had no doubt that if the United States should proceed with the consti action of the canal without Hist taking steps to sc ow o the neutrality ol the canal. Ciieat Ihituln would be giievously nftended, and that ho thought It not Impossible that tho olfonie would bo consldeied Milliciontly guno to lead to hostilities between the two eountilcs. A Probability. "Do you mean," ashed Senator I3ov oridge, ' "that notwithstanding the piesent friendly relations between the countries, ihigland might dcclaiew.u if wo should construct the canal with our own means and in our own way" ' Senator Moigun replied that he con sldeied that Ksult among the prob abilities. "but," ho continued, "1 should not bo detened by that eiicumstanees," IVhut Ihigland would do, ho said, of com so was n mere matter of .specula tion, mid added that he had only re ferred to this pos.dbllitv in older to eniphiislo his opinion that tho canal should bo consti noted In anv con tingency. The Anicilran people, he said, had mapped out that canal and tliey weie not going to allow any ob stacle, no matter how serious, to .stand In tho way. He believed that tho ad ministration would underluko to build tho canal Know lug that to do so meant war, would bo eiidoised by the poop'o at huge by a bigger maloilly than that which McKinley had tecelsed over Ihyan In the list election. Senator Moigan was plied with many questions by Fonutois Mason, Teller, Haver Idge. Tillman unci olhcis. Mr. Mason asked whether it was tine tint if the Ilay-PauncofoU' negotiation prevented the use of tho canal to Cheat Biltuin in time of war tho con vene proposition that it also pre vented such use by tho Vnlted States will bo not also true. To this Mr. Morgan did not iwtKo direct icply, baying that ho would take up tli.it point later in his discussion, in dis cussing tho points jf the treaty with Senator Toller the Alabama fcenato. expressed tl.e ow that tho Clayton Hulwer tieaty Is 11nrnnstilutl011.1l and for this leason If for no other wild it should bo disiegaidcd, Revenue Ofllce Burglarized, By i:tcluIvc Wiic from 'flic Asaotlattil Picss. Wilkcs-llaire, Ike, . At uu tally hour tlili mi mint; burtdus lnole into tliu oltlio of the deputy Intertill uu line callutui In U1I1 ill, lliry made deven link In tliu safe and llun vnu bcaud' otr. 'Ihcio n frW.OiiO oitli if iUmiu lu tho f.ifo, Typos Wlthdiaw. Dy Kxcluslte Wire from 'Iho .U'oclatrl Vreu. Kenaik, 0., Doc, 0. 'I lie T)iua'rjphUal union tlthdrew hum the Oliij. 1'itkrjtlon ol Ijlor, In u-.-ilon here today, liccauw of tlio failure cf tliu K'liH'iitlon to uipt uolutlvii. ceiisuiiii the iltc adinlnljtrjtluii. THE QUEEN'S SPEECH. Addiess from tho Throne at the Opening of Parliament. By Kxilmho Wire from Tliu ApikI.iIu1 Prc. London, Uet1. G. A few minutes nftcr tho Hpenkor, Wllllitin Court dully, had taken his chair hi the house of com mons tills afternoon, tho gentleman usher of the Ulack riod, Oeneral Sir Michael lllddulph, appealed and .sum moned the commons to the house of lords, whole the laid chancellor, the Km I of Ilalsbiiry, read the tUeens speech, as follows: My Lords mill (Stiulcrnrii' It Ins Iuhomp lit 1 tjr. In iniku further iruiflnn fur tin' t iiiiwh Inniirul i, t lie upi ration "f nil' luinlos III Smith Atilt.i nnil C bin 1 I liiir siuuinunril .Mill to hoi. 1 il H'cclll fmI..ii lu uuler III it .Mill miy Kile ,cm imtlmi Id tin' uuit.miits 11 Milicil foi this piupusj, " on will not intir inUi otlicr pi.lilii 1111 1 toi-, ruiulrliih Jour .lltcntlun tint II tliu onllniiy tin otinif ol pm Hunt til In tli I'llns. A uumbei of women weie piesent In the house of lends, although the pens numbeicd less than a dozen, outside of the four loyal commissioners lepre sentlng the queen, among whom was tho Duke, or Mailboiotigh. The ceieniony was eiy bilef: tlie cominoners letuined to the lower house and business was suspended until 3.30 p. m. GENERAL EAGAN IS ON RETIRED LIST By Outer of the Piesident the Unex- piied Foition of His Sentence Is Remitted. 11 i:ilu-ho Who frrm Tliu Av,oihtcil Pu., AVaslilngtoii, Ulc. C Bilgadler Oen eial C'huiles P. Kagan, commissar v geneial of subsistence, who has beerr under stispenslon since Febiuaiy 9, lb'"D, by sentence of coutt-mai tiul, for alleged Intemperate and abushe liuv gunge eonceinlng Lieutenant Geneial .Miies 111 connection with tho aimy beef . Call and Mr. Mann, of Illinois. Manv investigation, was lestoied to duty to- I of the Demociats, howcer, oted diy and immediately atterw.ud was against the motion, because they weie placed on the ictlted list of tho ainij. opposed not only to the 1 organization The stoiy is told in two special 01- j bill, hut also to tonllnuiue the totn deis which weie bulletined at the war ' por.uy aimy at its piesent stieii"tli. depaitment this atteinoon. They are , Quite a number of amendments ov issued by command ol Lieutenant Gen eral .Miles, commanding the at my. The fiist Is as lollows: W.ir DcpulniPiil W.i-,lnn'ton, I) C, IM. ii, KOi 1. In dip asr nf Hiuiilui fit 11. 1 it Clinks I. 1'iKin. Kininiiss.n. iinuil u MilNKii'i., t nt- ttil taUN arm., llif iinimoil poitlon of lliu stilt 11. e nb imlillslipil m K'tniiil onlcis No. -i. IVh 1, lb')'l, triplu lion-( lulis tf I lie llim, l.. Ii iliiiitlnn cf Uu inislildil, iiinill .1, .iinl tic U mstuiiil lo 1 stuns of rluij with iLition In tills lh. (SikiiiiI) I'llllll Itn t. The second older is as follows: lb ill iiuitrrs of ilip ,ir:n, Ijutant Ceiurarh iiHir, Wxshliiston, ). c , lire. 11. IWi 'the ithriiKiit fi.mi r(io s(ii(r i ir. piisldi it, Die. 1'., lull 1, 11111K1 tin' iiulsim.-. of nit 1.111 I, 'Jl, rcMstil stitntfs, of IIiu-jiIni l,.u- Cl.il (hull's I'. I'llMII, II lllllllssIM iinrjl of riilisNtcnti, upon hf-. own ipplii iticm .11111 ililr tr ..iii M'rm, is HiiiouiiKil to tlio r.iuilii.1 o, tt,ii. v.ininl l.'i'in will iioiicJ in his 1 uu- 'Uu lira.l 1 iijoinul is nctissnv for iho pi lilll SUM l' ll.l .olllllllllll of 1 U'lliiinit (i'ciiiuI Mile . If. ('. r-orlim, ilnt ml (,miii d. The acancy thus oieated will errble the piisldent to cany out his putp.is" ol appointing Colonel John K. 'Weston, assistant eommissaiy geneial of sub .sIstonimfH, to be 1 0111111lst.il y geneial. Colonel Weston's nomination will be sent to tlte senate in a day or two. Colonel A ostein is one ol the most pnul.ir otllceis in the aimy and has bad a long and ei editable military caieor. He served with distinction in a Kentucky leglment of the volun tier aimv dining the Civil war and van mtistoicd out as a major.' lim ing the ,i nnMi war ho was made a bilgadler geneial of vohmtcei.s and mm evil with distinction in the fsantltigo campaign. He has been actingom nilss.iry geneial of stihsistem e ever since the suspension of (ieneial Kag an, ncailv two yeais ago, but hai di.iwn only the pay of colonel. REQUISITION REFUSED. Gov. Stone Decides That the Rhodes Hand Case Is of Civil Nature. Dy I'vcliishc Win. fiom Iho .UsoiIjUi1 Pro-a Hairisbiug, Dec. C Uoveinor Stone this atteinoon letused to issue a iciiiisltion on tho govdnor of Now Yoik In the case of "William Uliodes, chaigc'd by MKs Minion Hand, of Philadelphia, with defiaudlng her out! ol $",000. Ithodcs, -who was lu Ihe leal estate business in Philadelphia, dis appeaied scveial years fgo and was iccently attested In New Yoik state. Khodes was lepesenlcd by 15, S. Weeks, of New Yoik, and Ch.ules AValteis, of Plilliulelphia. Tho gov ernor, after a careful ovamlnatlon ot the papeis .submitted, concluded that the c.isii was wholly of a civil natuio and not being of a eiiminal char acter ho lefused to giant tho requisi tion. - ii MAILS FOR SANTIAGO. To Be Forwarded from Philadelphia Instead of New York, tly Krcltisho Wire from 'Ihe Associateil Prfss Washlnston, Dee. C General Sup eiintendent AYlilto of the inllway mall seivlco has Issued a general older dlieetlng that hereafter all malls for the Province of Santiago, Cuba, shall be forwntded as far as possible from Philadelphia, instead of Now Yoik. The malls will ho eairled by tho con tract mall steamships of tho Ameri can Mall Steamship Company, sailing from Philadelphia every Thursday, The change makes a having of from three to four days in sailing time. No Business in Open Session. ly DxihbUo Wire from Ihe Associated I'resa. Wuihlnuton, 1K', r. Tlio sciuto today tians ot ted no l)i.liiC3S of iinporlince In open h-iIoii. 'llirnui;liont almost the entire uflcmoon it n In etuuthu widen. 'iho blilp bulmdy bill, tlerifore, icuhcd no coiidljiratlon. Correspondence Institute, Dy i:chialte Wire from Ihe Aoilatcd I'rcu. Jhnir, Pi I., bee. 0. 'Hi I'liiiisjlwiiU Cones iximlentc Institute, WilLiD-llarie, l'a vjj jn. torporatcii laro today j caiital, 100,0XI. ARMY BILL IS PASSED Measure for Armu Reoraanization Approved In the House bu Vote of 166 to 133. ONE REPUBLICAN OBJECTS Mr. McCall, of Massachusetts, Votes with tho Demociats and Hall, of Pennsylvania, Underbill and Clay ton Support the Measuie A Lively Eight Made Upon a Substitute 01 fered by Mr. Littlefleld for the Canteen Section The Prohibition Amendment Adopted. By Fuliniip Wire from Tlio Aiodjteil 1'roi! AVashington, Dec. 0. The house of lepiesentutivcs today, at the end of a long sitting, passed the .11 my teoigan intlon bill by a vote ol Jtiii to 13J. Tluee Democrats, Messis. Hull, of j-ciinsyivania, and I'liileilllll ami C'l.iv ton, of New Yoik, voted with tho Ke- nil 1 iniiu fin. Mi I. Ill ....! 11.. 11.-1..11 ,- . ..w...... tyjt 1Mb J.U, U.lt. .111. .lllVilll. Uepublican, of Massachusetts, with the Demociats against it. Otherwise it was a stiiet paity otc. The pioposltlon which some of the Demociats attempted to commit their side to in cucus, 'an extension of the piesent tempoiaiy .11 my until June 1, 1901!, which was voted upon Indiiectly on a motion to lecommlt. commanded the votes of only about half the oppo- sition and of two Republicans, Mi. AIc- placed unoii the bill befoie it was passed. The liveliest light was made upon substitute offeied bv Mr. Littlefleld ot Maine, foi the caution s lion. Tho substitute absolutely piohlblted tin sale ot Intoxicants at military posts. It ..is suppoitri' by Mcssi. Little field, C.iosenor, Dlofc, ( ltep., Ohio), and Hay, (Dem Va.), and opposed bv Messis. Ulajden (Dem.. TV.), Fitz geiald (Dem.. Mass.). Pernio (Hep. Mo.). Paikee (Hep., N. .1.) mid n,u tolai (Itep.. Mo.). Lillet! delegations fiom the W. C. T. (T., which is in session in ll.l- city, watched tho light fiom the galltries. AVhor- (he ot was taken the piohibition amendment was carried by an ovo-w helming ma-jont-l.V to r.l. Mi. mitholdt al tempted to seeiue a ucoid ou in the bouse but the peculiar paillumenlaiy status shut him out. The sections ,ir.. t.. .i .- . ... ... ui"sisiii..-ii 10 reiue v,euei.ii rsiriilter as a major general arrd Generals riln liugh Lee and James H. Wilson, in bilgadler generals, were stricken mil. Among the amendment.' adopted wer-1 lliuse providing for llfty volunteer surgforrs and lr.O assistant .surgeons lor seiviee in tho Philippines: tor 30 dental iiugeons and for a vcteiinaiy coips with rctual rank. The ollicein ot the pay coips weie incie.isid eleven and of the signal corps 23. The age limit wes lomoved fiom oluuter ofliccis eligible to appointmrnt as (list and second lieutennnts ami tlte pro lisir.n for retiring ofllcers who soived in Hie civil war as of next higher giade was stricken our. The oleonmrgailne bill v hieli was postponed to-day will come up tor 1 onslderation. to-moirow. Littlefleld's Substitute. Mr. Littlefleld's substitute for the canteen pioilslon of the bill Is as lol-iow.-: 'Iho sale of ci di'illuj; in iiitoUatiiig hiiuors hi' .ui perou In mj pu&t, cmIuiuu 01 laiituu u aiiu.i trampoit or upui aiij pumisei ueil lor inllltiiM iniiposob li the Cnlu.l .states h hiulij irohlliitid. 'llu mrtiiry of war is liein.j 1I1 leited to cany the punUioiij of this billion into full force and clliu, Mr. Llttlelleld levlewed the long standing controversy over this sub ject ami the legislation onucted. Tho fcection for which tlte .substitute was olfered, bu said, practically was a ie enaetmerrt of the pre.serrt law. Mr. Littlefleld read a letter fiom Adjutant General cor birr stating that 1)5 per tent, of the ofliccis of the aimy favoied the canteen system. Against the present opinion of General Cor bin Mr. Little tlold read a statement made bv Gen eial Coibln in IS!):', condemning tho canteen ,sstem as not conducive to tliu discipllrro or best Interests of tho aoldler. Mr. Llttlelleld also toad 11 statement by Geneial Ludlow, who testified to tho good effect of discour aging the sale of llriuor to soldiers hr Cuba. Mr. Fitzgerald (Mass.) opposed the amendment. Ho said hu believed that every sensible member must recog nize that the canteen system, ns now operated, was tho best method of handling this great question. "Unless wo desire to act ns hypo crltes," mild he, "wo should vote down this amendment. It is Impossible- to enfoico prohibition lu any poitlon of this eountiy or of tho world. Wo can. not enlist sixty-live thousand men for service In tho Philippines, or anywhere else, who can be mado total iibstalno s. Yo should seek to piomoto tompeiance In tho way which will bilng the best results." Mr. Fitzgerald concluded with nrr at tack upon prohibition as II obtained Jn Maine. Jlr. arosvenor (Ohio) deilared that prohibition had been a falluio wher ever It had been tried. Nevertheless, ho said, ho would voto for tho amend ment. If good came or It, ho would thank God, If not, us ho believed It would not. no harm would bo done an I congress could easily letraco IU steps. Against Hysteria, air. Slayden (Texus), who is a mem ber of thu military iornmlt03, opposed tho urnendment. If reason, and not liystcilu, was to control legislation, hi said, It would bo voted down. Ho falJ that ofllcers convoisant with the walk ings of tho canteen sstem were unani mous In ondotsliig It. It was an in iluence for tcinpoiauc. Mr. Pearco (Jlbsourl) opposed the amendment. After caieful Investiga tion, he said, he was mc;micd to as sert that nothing would do so much to break down title temperance In thy aimy as absolute piohihitlon. Mr. Hay (Vhglnla) favoicd the amendment. Aside from the uueslion of tcmpeianec, lie believed It was wiong for the go eminent to engnge In the sale of liquor. He was opposed to throwing temptation in the dhoct path of young men who enteied the at my. He asset ted thai the evl leneo of the at my olllccis was not altogether on one side of the question. (Applause.) Mr. Puikcr (X. .).), a member of the military committer, opposed the amendment. The whiskey di Inking nrmy of the old days of the sutler and post tiader had become a tempeiate ni my under the canteen system. After some fill tiled debate, Mr. Dick (O.), lu favor of the amendment, and Mr. ltartholdt (.Mo.), against It, Mr. I-lttlelleld closed the debate on tiie amendment, and defended prohibition In Maine, which he Insisted made for moialltj and tcnipianee. The amend ment was adopted, loll to CI. Many membeis of the AV. P. T. IT. weie In the gaileiy and loudly applauded the result. Mr. Fltzgeiald then purposed an amendment to ptohiblt the sale of li quor In the capltol building, but Air. 1 Hull made the point of order that the I ""c"'t "" "" M-imniiir- ana was niisi.iiiiL-u. .Mr. Williams (.Miss.) asked unani mous consent that .Mr. Fltzgeiald be allowed to offer bis amendment. 'T object." said Mi. .Shattlic (O.) Consideration 01' the other sections of the bill then proceeded with the le sults stated above. TERRIFIC SNOW STORM IN VERMONT Entiie State Shut Off fiom the Kest of the Countiy by Heavy Fall of the Beautiful. It I iltisiw Uirf fiom Ihe si,Kiitcil Prcs MolitpelliT, Vermont, lice. I,. The en tile .state of Voimoiit has hePii 11 ic- tliallv .shut otr Horn the lest of the lountiy l wiie 1 onnei tiou tor two davs, owing In the di stun tiou of tli piopeit ol the leleguiph .i'id telephone tompanles, caused by the ten hi- snow sloun and high gale ol Tueilav n'ghr and ye.tcula.v. Out ot tills tits, im .1 dlstanie or fit lieu miles,' leleg aph wiles aie Hat on the giound, and in all p.nts of the state wlies aie in a tom Tdete tangle. Hcie and there a sfiav teluphoiie fine, and an occasional local telegraph who, gles a meagre Iriinee to reach sin rounding ferritin. The railroads h.ie been badly handi- apped. Albans icpoils that the stoim was the heaviest known 111 several ears there. Tlie snmv u,ii lied i depth of two feet and diltltd badly, causing a general blockade. Musiness jester day was .suspendt d for the day. All trains over the Central Voimonl ss Icm weie dela.vid and sum weie can tolled. SUIT AGAINST JOHN WANAMAKER FAILS. The Robinson Slander Chniges Un . suported by Testimony. fly Ktrlutltr Wm from The Associated Press Pittshuig, Dec. C A non-suit was granted by Judge Wilson, of Beaver county today in tlio case of Thomas Koblnson, e.-stato pi Inter, against John Wannniaker. The suit was for $-1,000 damages lor slander. During the campaign ol 1S9S n,-, AViinaniiiker is aleged to hare made ehaiges that Hobinson conspired, with othets, to detraucl. Tiie delense assci ted that the general declaration ascribed to the delend.int in the stall nient of the plalntlll had not been proved, and that the hiuen docs hud been lett unstiported by any testimony. Tho non-suit granted by Judge AVllson closes tho case. FAITH CURISTS SENTENCED. Sollenberger and Sheets Must Serve Three Months. Py KttliHhe Wire fiuin The ssoelated Pre'i Plilladolphia, Dee. (!. Hariy E. Sol lonsbciger and 13ra Sheets, faith curists, pleaded guilty befoio Judge Auderrrlod today on tho cluuge of in voluntary manslaughter, and weie each sentenced to soive tlnee mouths In tho county prison, A portion of this time they lrase already soived. The defendants conducted tho "Hett lah Orphanage" or "Plro liaptized Holiness Mission," and the charge against them grow out of tho death of Hdwaid Uncle, a soven-montlis-old In taut. The child was air luinato of tho institution and heennio 111, Instead of providing medical treatment, tho de fondants depended on faith to eifect a cure, with tho lesuit that tho child died. TELEGRAPHERS STRIKE. All Trains on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fo Are Tied Up, Hy Kichisiic Whe from The Awoclntul I'resa. Foit Wot til, Texas, Bee. C A sttlko of telegraphers took place at 11 n. in, today on the Clulf, Coloi.ido and Hanto Fo railroad. Twins between Galveston, Texas, and I'm cell, I. T are tied up. As members of tlio Older of Hallway Telegiaphois, tho operators demanded a revision of rules and icgulatloirs and luci eased salailcs. The ollielals ex piessod a willingness to icfer tho mut ter of wages to arbitrators, but refused to ameird Its 1 tiles. A stilUe followed of all operators orr tho line, Pennsylvania Po3tmasteis. By I'Niliiilvt' Whe fiom The ,s?ociat(l l'roiJ. Wushlnuton, Ihf, H Tlie folhmlnj lourtli claM I'tniilvjiiii poituustcrd who appointed IoiIj; Ciirhcwi, I.'. II. I'uil); Jimup, I.jikj. w j 11 11.1 county, J, It. Kwun; New Ilalllmori', Som irtet county. A. I'. Itlfllo Plolittc, Clarion county, IV. V.. Hull; Sliutun, Cliarilcld tuuuty, Iteiibeu Holt; ToniKln.ville, I.iil.anjniu county, J. W. UobuU GEN. ROBERTS ON THE BOERS He Honors the Courage of the Fol lowers of Oom Paul, but Be lieves Their Gause Wrong. A SYSTEM OF DECEPTION The Buighors Were Misled by Their Rulers Piomises Them Equal Bights and Privileges with British-Born Subjects When Peace Has Been Bestored Lord Kitchener Sends Intelligence Regarding Re cent Engagement at Baffelspoort. Dy i:elmlic Who from The Associated Tress. Din ban. Doc. 5. Lord Roberts, on bon'd the Canada, has started for Cape Town. He was given an enthu siastic send-olT. All of the ships lu the liiu bur were decorated with flags. Miss HobeCs, who accompanied her rather, has returned to Johannesburg, whete she will ioln her mother and sister, going from that place to Capo Tow n. Prior to his departuic, Lord Roberts made a speech duilng tho course of lie adjuicd hishcaiers to' hold , dllsn,os!n& of the business before it, to 0 hand of fellowship to those I da?' s, PenIB session having been de- which out tlio hand of fellowship wlio had been their enemies. "When blessed peace lias been ro stoied, ' lie said, "you will tell them that we are allj one in one country, that we lime 0110 irrtetest and that we honor ilreni. They have been fighting for a wrong cause, having been in duced to do so by their misguided inlers. Nevertheless, wo honor them for fighting for tho llbeity we our selves so thoioughly bollee in. And now, In tiie spirit of Ilbeity, tiuth an.l justice and lreedom, wc are prepared to extend those piKilcgc"' which every Ihigllshnicn values to those who have been lighting against us." Dispatch from Kitchener. Loudon, Dec. 1! The war ofllce has leceived a dlsDalcIi fiom Lord Kitch ener, dated Hloemlonteiu. Dec. ti, an r muring tiiat General Delaney, with r.OO Hoeis, attacked a convoy pioceed Ing 11 0111 1'iotoila to Itustenbeig, at Hufrolspooit. Dec. ::, binned half the eoinoy and killed fifteen men and wounded tweiit.v-lhiee, including Lieu tenant Haher. The Poeis, the despatch adds, suffcied lonsldeiable loss, some ol them being killed with case shot at liftv y.uds Guns, anil assistance weie sent from Itustenherg and the Boei.s weie diiven oil. Tiie adviio.s also sis General De Wet 1 1 osscd the Caledeou, Doc. 0, at Kaieepout diltl, making for Odendul. fieneral Krrox was follow lug him. The di lit was held by a detachment of the guaids and the liver was flooded. DESPATCHER ACQUITTED. W. S. Groves, Charged with Criminal Neglect, Escapes Punishment. 11 Luliisive Wne from Die Associated Pre'". Philadelphia. Dee. ti. W. S. Gloves, fouuer train dispatcher of the Head ing Hallway company, wno was placed on tii.il at Xoiristovvn yesteidoy, cliaiged with tiimlnal negligence In eonneition with the wreck otr Septem ber 2 at Hatlleld, which lesulted In the death of 31 poisons, was acciuttted to-day. Alter all the evidence had been heiud Dls.lt in Attorney Hendrlcksan nounctd that he i ould not ask for a continuation. Judge Wound then in structed tho jury to acquit the de fendant and the 1 osts weie placed 011 tho county. j KRUGER'S RECEPTION. Immense Crowds Gather at Stations at the Hague. tly llvluslve Wire from 'Ihe .taiociitcil Press. 'Ihe llisuc. Pet. (!. Mr. Kuigcr met with uuiiilirCiil I'LLipliuiis cvci.vwherc en his trip hue fiom Coln'iie tojij. Ilo loathed the fron t iii ut eve 11 1,11. lminonv crowds gitlKrii ut all Ihe .st.llloiw, vUilch vvcie tlrtoiatcil with 111 IT-; the hiiiguiniatei nuilu f n e Iici .mil tho mIhio! thililreii bani;. Mi. Kniirn mule many 11 piles, in limit nf uhiili hu it (in seated tliu Traiisvaul .is .1 little thihl vvhiuii 11 liul nun vvlshul to kill. In nne i.im he Illiiitr.itul his point by clr twing attention tu a fill Inlieil girl in the audience, "If tint chllil was outi.igcil," saiil lu, "eviijlmily would run to lici ii-iuc, but ill my cnmtiy rhlhlrrii tint! women .ire beim; dally 1 illumed by an eiumy tin times btro.ijir than the Tiansa.il." CHAIRMAN OP THE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE. Dy IJxcluilio Wire from The Aoclatcd Prew. W.i'-liliiijtoii, Die. 0 Sci.ator llanni, ihiiiinan (if the Hihuhllciii lutioiul committee, this nf 1 01 noon t'llueil to 3Ir. Juliu Joy i;d.ou, of llil.i city, tlio chiliin.iiishlu of tho InaiiBural commit tie. Mr. IM-ou aiiipttil the Under and will tilie tnii;o of the iiuuisuratlon certiiionleii. Mr, .Iniiii Joy VA-iir.t Ills livid In Washington since tlio vv-ir of tho rebellion. He wis furnurly .1 cleik In tho tiriiiiiry iltpii tiiient and is now prcihluit of tliu Kiullable Co-operative llulhllin; us.iodatlon. Publisher Fined. By Ilielmbo Wire from Ihe Associated Pren. Loudon, Id, 0 t u result of the 6111111110115 obtained Ii) tlio And lijiiililint,' leauue ufaliut U. Arthur 1'i.irson for pu1IUIilng tKlll comietitions In hU viukly pipir, 51 r. 1'iarbon v114 fimd l(t) pouiuli and lints Imla, Bid for a College, Dy Ctrlu.lt r Wire from Iho AssoilJlcd Pica. Altooiu, I'a., Doe, 0. J, S. I.cicnrtng, tsij. of tills city, ofTcrd to donate fifteen ucies of land in' the tiihuibi of Altooiu If the United Kvaiipciiial church villi met tho Ctntral I'cmi n.vhanli tolKt;c tluicon, Hospltol Presented with 8100,000. Dy KxclutUe Ulrc from The Associated I'nas. Cleveland, lcc. 0. 11. Melville llarina, a bioth er of bciutor llamu, lias given to the Lahc bide hospital, of this city, one thousand bhaics of Northern I'atlllo picfirred stock, the agKrcgate par value of whlih h lUO.UOO. 'Ihe prosint market value of the stock is about Pi per thare. Till! NEWS THIS MORNING. Weather Indication Today, CLOUDYt RAIN AT NIQHT. 1 Rcnrml llntr Change of City Lana Will Af- fut Si hoot Ouveriimiiit, Sui.ito Dlsdnsei the llnj-I'annccfoto Treaty. Army 1torgititz.itlon Hill PawM the House. (icinral lioherts Honors Courage of the lloi". ii I.oial Council I'roceedli gi Joint Answer to Coiincllnun Kclier'rt Vlailucl IVIItloii. bailiavvanna County Xcvv. S I.oial Itccord of u llusy Day in Criminal Court. i lalltorial. Note and Comment. 5 I.01.1I I'm Indicted Coumllmiii HosIrh, Jlrle ltillroiil till a Collieries, 0 l.ocit W'ist Scranton and Subuibm. 7 Oeneral Work of the White lillilioiius at WashlnKtoii. Nurllicasterii I'nitbanla. I'lmncld niul ('oinnicrcl.-il. 3 Local Live X.ra of tliu Induslrlil World. FEDERATED LABOR IS IN SESSION Large Attendance in Louisville. Spirited Debate Over a Motion to Seat Delegates. Dy Exclusive Wire hum Tin Atsoelated Puss. Louisville, Dec. 6. Tomorrow will find the American Federation of Labor Yuieu to welcoming naaresses, reports and the appointment of committees. The attendance is the largest in the history of the federation. Prominent among tiro delegates are the three wo men lepresents, Miss Sarah Groshans, of Stteator, III.; Mis. Emma Lanphcre, Gaiesburg, 111., and Miss Ellen King, of Petersburg, Ind. Each represents a labor organization. Among those on the stage weie Samuel Weir, the dele gate from Scotland, and Peter Cur rap, representing the Pritlsh trades union congtess. There aie two piotests against the seating of delegates, the first by the National Brewers' union, filed against the Stationary Firemen and Engineer's Jirotlterlrood, and by the United Gar ment Makers' union ugainst the Chi cago Labor union. The contests are on question of Jurisdiction. Evidence will be heaid by the committee on cicdentials and a lepoit made to the lonveiitlon. At tiie afternoon session Treasurer John n. Lennon lead his leport which showed icceipts of $79,67.1 and o:pens?s ?6S,37o. The repoit was lefeired to ;he proper committee. Tho chair appointed committees on niles and order of business, president leport executive councils' leport, treasiuer's leport. resolutions, laws, ogunlzilon, labels, boyi otts, griev ances and local and fedf rated bodies. The lemalnder of the afternoon ses sion was devoted to tho presentation and reference to the proper commit tees ot lesolutions and tho leport of committee on rules. A spirited debate took place over a motion to seat tho delegates from the unions w hose delegates have been pro tested. The motion was deleated and tho matter is still In the hands of tho committee on cicdentials. CIGARETTE SMOKER IS BADLY BURNED. Miss Lottie Sutton, an Actress, Has a Narrow Escape from Cremation. Wllkes-Harie, Pa., Dec. b Miss Lot tie Sutton, a member of a dramatic company now playing In this city and whose homo is in New York, was bailiy binned in her loom at tho Windsor hotel In this ell-, ut an caily hour this mot nlng. She felt nervous and arising lighted a cigarette and went back to lied. She fell asleep with the lighted cigarette in her hand. The bed cloth ing was set on lire and soon the loom was in a blaze. Her ciles for help in ought the watchman wno bioko In the door and lescued the woman, who was in nu unconscious condition. An examination showed that she was hoverely burned about ,the body but will recover. Steamship Ai rivals. D) llxiluilve Wire from 'Ihe Awoitalrrl Pic. Ntw oili, Ike, fl. Arrived: Siullnlin, from UUivrott ; l.alui, Uiemeii; Dcutschlaud, Hau buiir, houtlumptou and CheiliourK. hailed: I.a Cii"toiriii, Ilavie. Llitrliuuii; Aiiivul: Pnloila, New York via I'ljiuouth, tor llimbuiff. ((ueini tuvvn Silltil; Mijiitle, New York. lliemen Aillvcd: Kaiatr Wllhelm Per (.niwe, New Yoik via 1,'lieibniiii; and S-outhampton. ilotlenliui h.tllid: Itotttrilam, ItouloKiie and .Vv oilc. New ork- rriid: I'rieilrkli Her (Iroae, llie luui, boulliimiiton and Chchourir. President's Nominations. By Inclusive Wire from Tho Aoclatcd Pres. Waslilnuton, Ike, 0. The prtsldint today sent Ihe following iiomiiiiilioiis to the emitc Daniil II, McMlllin, of Nov Yoilv, to be asiodatn jlMiu' of the siipiium court of New Mtlm; Lewis I, O'.Vil, of the DUtilct of Cnlunihh, to be ju.tlie of the peace in the District of Columbia. Coiporntlons Chart eied. Py rviwlvc Wire from The Afcoclatcd Press. Han Mini tr Dec, 0. TIusq cinders veie Li hiiid today. Cambria Tcimlnil Itillroad Co,, Cainliria tuuuty; capital, S70.00O. l.'iMon, 'I at. amy mid llmeor Slnet Itiilway conijuny, tip. Ital, 00,000. Clumbiriiburi; ami (litt)burt; lllcdrlo Hallway Co., lapltal, IjjO.ixW. Killed by Pall of Coal, ny Kiclusiio Wire from 'Iho Associated Press. bhainokln, Dee, (I. Paul Piclnla and I'ranK Andims were killed last nlk'bt by a full of toaj in (he laiko Tiddler mini', The men who work Im; on it lueatt of ioal when u la rue mas', above thtm irave vuj and toniilettly covered them, m I... .Newspaper Plant Destroyed. fly delusive Wire from The Auoclatld Press. llarrUmuu, Dec. 0 Hie ntvvtpapcr and print. hu plant of the I.ktns ltiul.ttr, at I.) kens, this county, was destroyed by fire tills inoruini;. Loss, iflS.CKXI. ..- Superintendent of Coast Survey, I) Kvclud.u Wiie Horn The Associated Press. Washington, Die. 0. Tho senato today con flrmid Otto II. Tltinau, or MUoOuri, to bo suycr intcndiut of tbo coast anil geodetic survey, HOW CHANGE WILL AFFECT THE SCHOOLS Opinion Wldclu Differs as to Wail the Scrnnton School District Will Be Governed. NO SCHOOL LAWS FOR SECOND-CLASS CITY Some Contend That the Kennedy Act Will Be Reinstated if the Suprema Court Is Asked to Reinstate It, as It Has Virtually Reversed ItselJ by the -.uling in the Pittston School Board Case Others Believa the Board of Twenty-One Will Con tinue and Others That We Will Have to Fall Back on the General Act of 1854 as Did Allegheny. ARTICLE IV. T. J. DUFFV. If, as It is reported, the school board committee has gone to Pittsburg and Allegheny, to see what steps, If any, aro being taken to provide a codo of legis lation for school districts In cities o the second elass, it will learn that not only aro no steps being taken in that direction, but that tho school author ities there are firmly of tho opinion that nothing of that kind can be done. Tills conviction Is born of the decli ion in the Chalfant against Edwards case, by which the Kennedy Act of 1S05 was declared wholly unconstitutional and void, on the ground that it was special and local legislation. Pittsburg had been conducting her school affairs under the provision of special acts passed in 18fi5 and 1869. Allegheny was -W orklng under the gen eral school act of 1834. Their codus weie piactlcaliy the same, but it was deemed expedient to make them exact ly Uniterm and in 1S93 an act, known as the Kennedy act. was introduced and passed by the legislature, which provided a complete system of govern ment for school districts in cities ot the second class. Pittsburg also caused to be passed an net repealing the special acts under which it had been working. The Kennedy act was directly at tacked on the ground of being special and local legislation. The assailants claimed that any law- that did not ap ply lo all school dlstiiets must neccs sailly be a local law, because school the btatc. A Different Proposition. "With municipalities it is different. Cities do not cover all the state. Theie are boroughs und townships helping to make up the total list of municipal divisions. Laws can bo passed for cities without offending1 against tlio constitutional provision against local or special legislation, and under tho constitutional piovislon clas sifying cities, special laws can bo passed for special oitles, provided, however, that they must apply to cveiy city of that class. School affairs not being in the natuie of municipal func tions, could not be mado a part of o, city government, consequently, any law passed for school dlstiiets must apply to all .school districts, and no law con bo passed that will apply to a paitlcu lar kind of school districts Tills tho Supreme court held was u good and valid aigument and decided that tho Kennedy act was unconstitutional. Pittsburg, In consequence, was In a gieat dllemtna. Its old laws had been repealed and the new law, which it in tended should supply tiro placo of them, was declared unconstitutional. Allegheny had been, as piovlously stated, working under tho old geneial school law of ISo-t, ami .simply fell baric on it w hen the Kennedy law was killed. Pittsburg came to tlio conclusion that it would have to iidopt the old 1S5I law and was proceeding to chango her school government to ion foi in to It when tho Supremo court camo to its assistance with a decision dochirliisr unconstitutional the act repealing tiro old special acts. This rehabilitated Pittsburg In its old clothes and ever shico It has been content to get alonu with them rather than um tlio risk of any more such experiences as It had with tlio Kennedy act. May Beverso Itself. But theio Is a possibility, some con tend, particularly I. 11. Hums, that tho Supremo court will reverse itself in tho Kennedy decision If It is fairly asked to do so. Mr. Hums and those who think as he does in tho mattor, contend that tho decision In the Pittston school board case, declining tho Act of IS7I to bo constitutional, was ylitually a ic versal of tho decision In tlio Kennedy cum), and that If a boiud of contiol, or ganized under tho Kennedy act, makes a bid for tho seats of tho piesent board, tho Supreme court can not but approvo their claim, In tho face of their recent decision In the Pittston case. In this Pittston case, on which tho light between the board of sK and board of twenty-one lu Hcrunton also hinged, the attack on tho boaid nf twenty-one wus mado on tho ground that tho Act of 1871, under which It IContlnued on Page 0. f WEATHER FORECAST. Washington, Dec. 0. l'orecast for Fri day nd Saturday! Eastern 1'inn.iih.inia Cloudy Prldai j rain ut night and feat urdav; colder Saturday afliruoon; Muds becoming frcli mulhcasterly. t --"- .