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TWO CENTS. TWELVE RAGES
SCRANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER S, 1000.
TWELVE RAGES TWO CENTS.
Chairman Payne, of Waus and
Means Goiiunittce, Submits Re
port Signed bu Republicans.
PROPOSES A REDUCTION
The Taxes to Be lowered to the Ex
tent of $40,000,000 Yearly A
Train of Extraordinary Expendi
tures Makes It Necessary to Still
Levy War Tax Upon Some Ar
ticlesThe Telegraph Message and
Express- Receipt Nuisance to Bo
By INelusIvo Wire from The Associated Prow.
Washington, Doc. 7. Chairman
Payne, of the ways ami menus com
mittee, late this afternoon submitted
tht' report nf that committee, sinned
by ail the Republican members In fa
vor of tlic hill reducing the war reve
nues about $10,000,000. The report says
Revenue Annoying Taxes.
While tin war for which tinso iiiiiliticm.il l.iM's
Hole levied is ended, tlie train of oxtr.iordiu.-ity
oxpi'iiditmes has I'ot triinliialcil ttllh Ha ilose,
of adim! hostilities. Wo find It still iici:o'.iry
to maintain an aimy of a hundred thousand I'iui
until law ami orthr is fully re-torcd hi all our
possessions. Wo tlinl it alo necessary to pio-vldi-
miops to ni.ni the forthlca'lnin which e
Ii.uc been building tin- past few .u'iim and alsi
to pruiido a sufficient foicc in the, limy to m.iii
tlic xosscls wo h.ivu rcoci.tly added. The InriiMil
ing navy, too, In inns new iiccessltic,nll of which
ci.U for a gicalir tli.iin upon our icnouives.
Aceoiding to tin- ripoit n( tlie wcietaiy of the
tieatury tin1 receipts fioni all onn for tic
hV.il .war ended June : l'X'0, wcru 8V)..7i;,-i:il,
while the total expenditures were $,"i90,'ln7).:i71 ,
showing a siuplus of 'j7!),M7,O00. Ho alto esti
nintes the receipts for the fiseil year ending
.tune CO, 1C01, upon tlic bais of existing laws,
at -0'-7,773,2.'i), and tlio expenditures at Sjol'7,77..
2.".!, which would leave an estimated surplus of
l'or the fi'c.il year ending dune CO, WO.!, the
soci clary of the treasury estimates the rvvenuca
nt -71i,r.38,0i2 and the expendlttnos at WOOi"!,
fcOl, leaving an estimated surplu.i 'if cnlv C-2'J,-2."S,2:;7.7n'.
It will lie seen that for 1002 There is
an c.-tiniated Inevca'.e in the menu. of $2,0RO,
ii)0 over the previous year, and an im-iease of
"ii'iulitiiH'.s of nearly eighty-Hirec millions of
.lobars. The committee are inclined to take a
inoie conservative lieiv of flic amount of ex
penditures necessary for the jear ending .lime
"0, lima! at the same time tliey are iiuxioui.
to moid any difficulty in the future. They
deem it safe to lnalfo a reduction of about $10,
imo.OOt), while the secretary of the treasury. In his
report, suggests a reduction of only $N,03u,(XK)
in the revenue.
In makins the reduction1) in tlie bill report
ed, tlie commit tec have sought to roiiiow! tlio
more .uinoiing taxes in the war roienuc. act by
the entile abolition of those which wire most
vexatious and by a reduction of those
which seemed to have pioved a ureal bunion
upon the several branches of trade 10 which
they are applied.
The report then Rives the changes In
detail with estimated amount of re
duction, which has heretofore appeared.
Special mention Is made of the ab il
Ishment of the two cent stamps on
bank checks, Certificates of deposit,
drafts, etc., and the one cent on ex
press receipts and telegraph messages,
of the reduction of twenty-live em's
per barrel on beer and of sixty cents
per thousand on cigars, unil of the
abolishment of the tax on deeds and
conveyances, promissory notes and
mortgages. After giving the reduction
In detail. aggregating .$10,000,316, the re
Viler lids reduction of .Kin.iKjii.ixii) i-b.il 1 take
rib el, leaving a icu'iiuo of iHi'i.ooil.OOO under the
war leienue act, that Mini Mill be barely sulll
ileiil to meet the train of extraordinary 'cxpen
diturea v.hidi follow the clo.c of actual ho,iii
tics. Wo are ceilninly jullheil in m.ilnt.iiiiini;
revenues up to ,i point equal lo tlic extinordiniry
ejcuses entailed by the war.
Mr. Payne said to-day that he would
rail up the bill in the house nexc
Tuesday after thu b'sislatlvo bill is
BODY PACKED IN LIME.
Mysterious Pate of Lew Campbell,
of Greenville. .
By Exclusbe Wire from Tlie Associated I'rc.-s.
Greenville, Jllch,, Dec. 7. Four
months ago Low Campbell, of this vil
lage, mysteriously disappeared, and
soon afterward n man named Aplln
appeared in the village and disposed
of most of Campbell's proiierty.elnlmliir;
that he had purchased It from him.
Seen afterward he suddenly left town,
Aplin's selling' the property so toon
after Campbell's tllsappearancearoiised
the suspicions of the towns- people,
A seiiroh was instituted for Camp
bell and today his body was found
packed In lime, in a holo under an old
hay mow on tho place where Aplln
lived. The skull was crushed and thy
body was badly decomposed,
ANOTHER NEGRO LYNCHED.
Danlol Long, Who Assaulted Mrs.
Pisher, Is Shot to Death.
By Eicluslio Wire Irom The Associated prew,
Richmond, Ya Dee. 7.-I11 the lo wot
part of Wythe county yesterday iil'tor.
noon a young white woman, Airs,
Robert Fisher, was rilinlnally us
Faulted by a negro named Daniel
Long, aged L'3 years, after she had
been choked Into insensibility,
The wholu country was soon aroused
and last night Long was tu-rented by
oftiecrs at his homo In ivaiihoe, a
mining Iowa three miles Irom ths
scene of the outrage, Ofllcers started
with hint for the Jail but a einwd of
about a- hundred men look Long fro in
them and tying him to a tree shot
hint to death.
Coal Famine in Norway.
By reclusive Wire from Tho .Woehlcd I'ivas.
Christiana, Dec. ?, There is it coal famine in
Koruay, the prim luvlna I'Uen ID per coin..
notullhtuinliii(,' the (ill Ihut coal Imports In
created '-'3 per cent, 'lie UiiUtliu papers Intl.
nuto that I he fulled States uouhl find leuly
jmuliascrs of coal In this country.
THE NATIONAL GUARD.
Iteport of Inspector General Reveals
Ily lltclmlvo Wire from The Associated Press.
llnrrlcbiiri?, Dee. T.-The report of
Inspector Ocnernl Sweeney, of the
I'eiiniylvanUi Nallonul Otiard, of the
Inspections mado at Camp Hawkins
(Itirltur the annual encanipnifnt lait
AtlRltst, shows thnt the pmrd Is 111
excellent condition and Its generul up
The jrenoral averages of the hat
lallotiH anil repdmenU Is Riven show
ing that the Sixteenth regiment stands
at th? hea-l of the Infantry with 91 30,
Unttury (,', tjops tin- artllleiy with
f)'.a3, and the First Troop, Philadel
phia, leads the cavalrv with 0S.O0.
Oovei nor Stone evpresses the tjreatest
Kratlllcatlou at the condition of th
Ktiiinl and commends the ofllcers nml
KANG YU WEI APPEALS
TO THE FOREIGNERS
He Thinks That Pence and Good Or
der Would Follow the Restora
tion of Emperor Xwnng.
By Kxchiaivc Wiie from The Associated 1'rcs.i.
1'ekln, Dec. li.-lir. Conger, the Unit
ed States minister, nnd the other for
eign envoys received today a letter
signed by Kanfr Yu "Wei, the well
known Cantonese reformer, who was
formerly on adviser of Emperor Kwang
Su and who has always been favorable
to foreigners. Kang Yu Wei says that
great calamities have befallen China
through the empress dowager und also
' in consequence of her advisers, and is
1 thankful that the foreigners held out
! In the legation buildings In Pekin and
' that all the Chinese who understand
the law of nations regret the murder of
Baron Von Ketteler.
He then says he desires to make sug
gestions which will ensure the punish
ment of the real culprits, satisfaction
to the different countries and a petma
nent settlement of the International re
lations of China. H . urge1::
l'bvt That the empress and hei adiUeis should
not he allowed to negotiate the pence.
Second That the emperor, who is a friend of
foreigners, should he restoied.
Third That all reactionary officials should be
arrested and that a carotid watch fiiould be Kept
over the.' so-e.dlcd friendly viccioys in Hie south.
Unless Yung Lai, Prince Tuan and
the others are severely dealt with
Kang Yu Wei contends, ihey will con
tinue to say that the foreigners are
"The foreigners should not rely upon
the viceroys," continues the Cantonese
reformer. "They send men, money and
nrnmnicnls to the empres.i. and are
her obedient servants. Should the
emperor be restored, the empire would
BOERS TAKE REVENGE.
They Maltreat the Wives and Chil
dren of Their Countrymen' Who
Will Not Fight.
By Exclusive Who from The Associated 1'ies.
London, Dee. 7. A dispatch fiom
General Kitchener, dated Bloemfontein,
December 7, confirming the news from
Aliwal North, Cape Colony, of yester
day's date (saying General De Wet's
main force is hard pressed), adds that
General Knox captured the Krupp gun
which De Wet abandoned near the;
Caledon river and continued in pursuit
of De Wot.
Tho dispatch also sayts that while the
British were handing over women, at
the request of the Doers, under a flag
of truce at Helfasl, Wednesday, De
cember S, 11 force of 100 Doers unsuc
cessfully attacked a neighboring in
Heidelberg, Transvaal, Tuesday, Doc.
1. The Doers are driving the Doer wo
men and children from their homes, be
cause their kinsmen refuse to light any
longer. Forty women and children, ill
elad and hungry, were, brought in by
the British today.
THE NEW ARRIVALS
Total Number of Foreign Citizens
According to Report of Com
missioner of Immigration.
Ily Exclusive Wiie from The .V.ociatcd I'riss.
Washington, Dee. 7, The annual re
port of tho commissioner general of
immigration shows that during tho
llseal year the total number of Immi
grants who arrived In this country
was HS.riiL', of which W.MO cumo
through Canndti. Of the whole num
ber, 301,118 were mates and 111,424 fe
males, This Is a net Increase over
1SU9 of ,i:iu',S57, These llgures, however,
the commissioner general says, do not
show the total number of alien arri
vals, ns 05,(i:!5 aliens came as cabin
passengers. Tho llgures show that of
the whole number of arrivals 421,700
came from Kuropean countries; n.MG
from Asia; :!0 from Africa and fi.sao
from all other places,
Of the 4IS,."2 arrivals, fl 1,024 were
under 14 years of ago; 3"0,:iS2 were
aged 14 to 45 years, and 23,508 were 13
and over, It appears that 93,C"fl could
neither read nor write, and 2,0117 could
read, hut not write,
There were returned within one year
after landing In this country ."SO, and
relief in hospital was furnished durlniy
the year to 2,117,
The Turkish Indemnity.
Ily Excluslvu Wlro from Thu Associated Press,
WatlihiKton, Ihc, 7. Iteprescnlativc l-'lugcrald
(JIjs.s.) today introduced a icsolutlou rceitlntf
the leporta of an uiidihtumliiu; by which the
Kovernment o( Tin key would pay American
claims llirouuji tlie puuhaso of a war ship in
thU couutiy and dlrcctlui; the coiiiiiiUUm on
(uieifii affairs to nuko inquiry as to Hie facte,
Small-Pox on the Wane.
Ily Exclusive. Wire from Tlie Associated 1'icm. '
New York, Pec, ".At the offices nf tho board
of health it was' tuid today that there luj
!jhii no new c.(cs of uiu)liux icpoitoi! durln:;
tlie last luciity-fi'iir hours, und that there was
ug (car of any bather spread of thu disease.
Discussions 0! the Hau-Paunccfotc
Treatu and tlie Nlcaraana Canal
Filled in Time o! Session.
THE ADDRESSES MADE
Senator Morgan Clears Up Some
Misapprehnsions Senator Teller
Speaks Over Two Hours and Sug
gests Several Chnnges Thinks tho
the United States Should Build the
Cnnnl Regardless of England.
Dy Eicluslve Wire fioni The Associated l'rcss.
Washington, Dec, 7. The develop
ments in tlio senate in executive ses
sion today in connection with the lluy
1'auncefote treaty were:
An agreement on the part of the
senate to vote on the agreement of
fered by the committee on foreign re
lations providing for tho policing of the
canal, on next Thursday at 3 o'clock.
An amendment was offered by Sena
tor Teller striking out the treaty pro
hibition against the fortification of tho
Nicaragua canal when constructed.
The conclusion of Senator Morgan's
A speech by Senator Teller in oppo
sition to the treaty.
Tlie agreement for a vote on the
committee amendment was secured
soon after the executive session be
gan. It was reached by unanimous
consent as the result of a request made
by Senator Lodge.
Senator Lodge did not ask to have a
date fixed for a vote upon the treaty
itself, believing that the fate of the
measure will be determined by tho re
sult of the vote upon the amendment.
Senator Morgan in his speech wont
over the same ground covered by him
yesterday, saying he desired simply to
clear up some misapprehension con
cerning Ills position.
Senator Teller spoke for about two
hours, giving notice or his amendment
at the beginning of his address. The
amendment suggested relates to sec
tion 7 of article 2 of the treaty. As
that section now stands its reads as
e feii'lilliMlioiis shall be riictcil commanding
tho eiinal or thu waters I'djicvnt. 'I he United'
States shall be at llbeily to maintain such mil i
t.uy police alonj? Hi.' canal ns may be niios
saiy to protect it uualiial lawlessness and dis
order. The Colorado senator's amendment
provides for tho striking oui of the
first sentence of tills provision and
for verba! changes in the remaining
portion, making it read as lullows:
"Tho United States Muill be at lib
erty to maintain such military forces
along the canal as may be necessary
to protect It against hnvleysr.es.s and
Consent of Great Britain.
Air. Toller contended that if the
United States desired to build the
canal it should proceed to do so with
out trying to secure the consent of
Great Britain. IIj said that the opin
ion of Secretary Hay that the abroga
tion of the Clnyton-Uulwer theuty
was necessary as a preceding perform
ance after all was only the opinion of
one man and he quoted public docu
ments to show that former-seeretari --J
of state had differed In their opinions
in this respect. He also showed that
in some instances there had bean
bleaches of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty.
Ha quoted Secretary Evurts its say
ing that "the guarantee of neutrality
Is one thing while tho question is un
settled and quite another when the
canal shall be opined to the interests
ambition und cupidity or the commer
cial nations and is occupied by popula
tions of foreign allegiance and dis
Secretary Blaine was also quoted on
the same point.
Replying to Senator Morgan, Senator
Teller expressed the opinion that Great
Britain never would permit her resent
ment of independent nctlon by the
United States to lead her to begin hos
tilities, because her material Interests
in maintaining peace with tills country
Is too great; but he argued that to ask
England's assent to the construction of
the canal was to admit that tho coun
try had a right to express Its dissent.
Thnt position, he said, never would be
accepted by the people of this country.
ROLAND REED AGAIN ILL.
Tho Afflicted Actor Will Undergo
By Exclusive Wile fiom 'flic Associated l'res3
Now York, Dec, 7, Roland Reed, tho
actor, la again 111 In Kt, Luke's hos
pital. Ho will again undtrgo an opera
tion for tho stomach trouble brought
on by an ncuto attack of appendicitis
u year or mora ago,
Mr. Reed is very 111 nnd the lamlly,
according to tho statement made at
Iho hospital, despair of his recovery.
He will be operated upon us soon an
CRIME OF A NURSE.
Ily Exclusive Wire Iroiu Tlie Associated I'iom,
New Yoik, Pec. 7. Allca O'poimoll, :U jcim
of sue, a trained nui.e, while Wslttuy Mr. und
Mrs. .James Jcnes, of Brooklyn, tonight, killed
their Ifj-montlia-old child, Ailliur Jones, cutting
his throat with a raor, Sho escaped Immedi
ately after committlm; the deed, but tint police
liave been notified and a diligent search is bcinj
made to find Miss O'Puimell. No cause is as
signed for tho deed.
Northcraft Under Bail,
By Eicluslvo Wlro from The Associated Press.
Altoona, bcc. 7.-Coiistablu W. II. .Vorlh
crall, of Johrstown, I'u., who shot Edmund I,.
Miller, in the mountains near here, yMirday
afternoon, for rctUtiiu; arrest, wai released on
$1,0(0 ball today. .Miller was brought to tlie
liospltal here, and will likely iccovcr-
DUN'S REVIEW OF TRADE
Business Is Progressing Along Con
servative Lines No Cause for
Alnrin Over Condition in
By Exclusive Wire from The Asooliloit 1'icm.
Now York, Dec. 7. It. d. Dun .t Co.'fl
Weekly Review of Trade tomorrow will
business U protcrcsslivi along eonseriathf' lines.
It Is without cxclli'ineiit and without great ."pi-c-ul.itlve
nctlUty but vllli confident underloiiu
which h to be explained largely by tho fjet
that leading concerns in most of the gieit Iiidtu
Irlos halo onlers booked to employ their ma
chinery at nearly full capacity during montlis
when curtailment Is usual.
There Is no cnuc for alarm In the small 1
uini' of new business at Iron and steel centre).
With the first sign of higher pliers tlieic came
fiiiwnril such a Hood of conttacls that mills ami
furnacci becked orders sulficient lo keep their
full force employed for months. Heme there
has come a more quiet condition, with lesi bid
ding for products, fortunately unta(hais weio
not. forced up unreasonably during two weeks of
greatest actblly, and now there Is no sign of
depression. Numerous bridges are being eiecled
by tlie railroads nnd a heavy tonnage of struc
tural .steel l.s taken. Other railway supplies nie
in active demand Midi rolling i,teck uigenlly'
Kor the fiist time in many weeks tlio cereals
exhibited strength, ni.il some advance was to be
expected after the cxteiMvo decline. Wheat
was started upward hy foreign markets and
prompt Itpuiise licic compelled e-oiciing by con
tracts, firoater slrcnpth was fliown by corn,
which brought out receipts of l.lW.ltiil bu-lie!s
against 3,JaU,77i ht year, hut foreign billing
was brisk clou at epilations seven cents higher
than last year, Atlantic exports for tlic week
aggregating 0,:i:iil,71S bushels against d,70.l.27J
Failures for the week weio Us" in tlie United
States againn 221 l.i-t jrar, and 23 In Canada
against "3 last year.
No Reports Called for Ready Save
Those of the Credential
Uy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Presa
Louisville, Ky Dee. 7. Owing to
tho delay of committee reports, the
American Federation of Labor con
vention, the si'cond session of which
met at 9 a. 111. In Musis bail, adjourned
at It: in a. m. until to-morrow. All re
ports were called for by President
Crimpers but iroin save that of tlte
credentials committee was ready and
It was acted upon.
The credential I'oi'iinlttee recom
mended that the hrote.-'tn against tli
seating of the (le'Kjsations from the
brewery winker nluV uli.lloniiiy engi
neers nnd lironien be dismlpsed. The
delegates wore seated mid the matter
was relet red to the grievance com
mittee. Following this caine up a debate
over the garment workers' differences'.
Invitations un'o read from Niagara
Falls. T.ironto, Washington and
Seanton, Pa for the next convention.
Several minor resolutions were pre
s.ented by title and referred.
A vigorous protest wai made by th
United Garment Workers against the
M-atlng of di-legales irom the Chi-i-ago
federation el labor because It
had ad.nitteil the c.islom clothing
makers. The protest resulted in the
Chicago federation receiving Instruc
tions; to throw out th" custom clotii
ii,g maker?, on penalty r,f UUntj them
holvi.s expelled from tlte Amierlctn
No further business being in sight
the convention adjourned until !) a. m.
DEMANDS OP GRANGERS.
They Desire That Trolley Companies
Shall Carry Freight.
Ily Exclusive Wire fiom Tlie Associated Press.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 7. Tho State
R range, Patrons of Husbandry, con
cluded Its annual session here today
with the Installation of the otHccrs
elected yesterday. A number of reso
lutions wore adopted, three of which
were Important. The first of thesa de
manded a repeal by tho legislature of
the law of 1891), which prohibited liol
ley companies from carrying freight,
and alleged that tho law was In oppo
sition to the interests of the farmer.
The .second opposed the subsidy hill
now before congress und the third op
posed tlio Irrigation of what the
grange termed "wild western lands"
at national expense.
TO ACT WARLIKE
Thinks the French Should Prepare to
Invade England in Case It
fly Exclusive Wire from Tlio Associated Preu,
Paris, Dec, 7. Tlie senate adopted
the naval bill after a short discussion,
Senator Cambos, Progressive Repub
lican, representing the Cliarentu-Infrl-eure,
urged tho building of twenty ad
ditional cruisers to prey upon Great
Britain's commerce In ense of war,
Tho minister of mnrlne, M, De In
Nesa, replied that the number of cru's
urs projected In the present bill would
suiilce for Franco's needs.
Ueneru! Mercler then arose and al
luded to his speech of December 4,vhen
ho urged training the army in embark
ation and disembarkation drills, so as
to be ready for tin invasion of Eng
land. Ho said ho was uuablo lo under
stand tho sensation his remarks pro
duced, Ho did not desire war with
Great Britain, hut ho thought It the
duty of thu government to provide for
such an eventuality. Ho repudiated any
Intention to appear aggressive towuidn
Choked on a Grain qf Corn.
tly Exclusive Wire fiom Tlie Associated Press.
botk llavin, I'J., Dec. 7. Two ear oil Stew
art Newberry choked lo death at I'arrjudsiille
today from a grain of com loelging In Ids wind
pipe, The child win assisting his brother feed.
lii.t.ehlcKcii and placed a gialn of ooen in his
uiuutli. The gialn slipped into his windpipe and
he died ill half au hour,
Oleomargarine Alcasure Approved
in the House bij Vote
of 196 to 92.
Twenty-Six Members from the Key
stone Stnte Vote for the Bill Ad
ditional Restrictions Imposed to
Prevent the Fraudulent Sale of
Oleo ns Pure Butter The Tax on
Colored Imitation of the Dairy
Product Is Increased from Two to
Ten Cents a Pound.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Picss.
Washington, Dec. 7. The house to
day passed the Grout oleomargarine
bill by a vote of 10B to 92. The substi
tute offered by tho minority of the
committee on agriculture, which im
posed additional restrictions on the sale
of oleomargarine to prevent Its fraudu
lent sale as butter and Increased the
penalties for violators, was defeated
by a vote of 113 to 17S.
The bill as passed makes all articles
known as oleomargarine, butterlne, Imi
tation btitter.or imitation cheese, trans
ported Into any state or territory for
consumption or sale, subject to the
police power of such stnte or territory,
but prevents any state or tenitory
from forbidding the transportation or
sale of such product when produced
and sold free from coloration in imita
tion of butter. The bill Increases tho
tax on oleomargarine, colored In imi
tation eif butter, from two to ten cents
per pound and decreases the tax on
oleomargarine uncolored from two
cents to one-eiunrter of a e'ent per
A long und interesting debate pre
ceded the vote. In the course of which
those who favored the Grout hi I
claimed the additional tax on colored
oleomargarine was the only effective
remedy for preventing fraud upon the
public, while those who opposed it con
tttiidec? that fraud would be prevented
by the substitute and that the r:al pur
pose of the Grout bill was to destroy
the oleomargarine industry. Those who
participated in the debate were Messrs.
Henry (Hep.), Connecticut: Grout
(Rep.). A'ermont: Lamb (Dem.), Vir
ginia: Davidson (Rep.), AViseonsIn, an 1
Tawney (Rep.), Minnesota, In favor of
tho bill, and Messrs. Wadsworth (Rep,),
New York: t.orimer (Rep.). Iilin ds:
Bailey (Rep.). Kansas; Grosvenor
(Rep.), Ohio; Williams (Deni.), Mississ
ippi: Foster (Dein.), Illinois, and Bailey
(Dem.), Texas, against It.
Mr. Payne, chairman of the ways
and means committee, gave notice at
the close of the session that he would
call up the war revenue reduction act,
after tho disposal of tho legislative ap
propriation bill, next week, probably
Twenty-six Pennsylvania members
were present and all voted for the
Representative Taylor, of Ohio, Pre
sents a Measure Intended to
Bring About Federal Pro-
By Exclusive Who from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dee. 7. Representative
Taylor, of Ohio, who was prominently
'dentlflod In the movement to exclude
J-irlgham Roberts, of Utah, from a seat
'n congress, today introduced a meus
u.'o Intended to bring about federal
prohibition of polygamy. It proposes
a. constitutional amendment for uni
form laws on marriage and divorce,
.-Jr. Tayler says, however, that his aim
goes considerably beyond 11 mere uni
formity of such laws, and is expressly
designed to reach polygamy and put
an end to It, He regards this form of
remedy as the most effective und far
reaching. Thu measure was Introduced after a
conference of those interested in tlie
subject, and, nltliough Mr. Tayler Is
rot on tlie judiciary committee, which
will have charge of tho measure, It
win deemed desirable to have him
present tho matter und direct the ac
tive movement which will begin in Its
FIVE TRAINMEN INJURED.
My Exclusive Wlro from The Associated Press.
Iluil'iilo, Dee, 7, I'lve trainmen ucic badly he
juuil toilay by tho explosion of a locomotive boll,
cr on tlio Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
railroad at Hay, Charles Miller and A. J, Auer
bach aie in a cillical eoudition and Jacob Mor
gan had n leg broken and was scalded about the
face ) that he will lose his sight,
IN THE TRANSVAAL,
Dy Exclusive Who from The Associated Press.
London, pec. 7, Tlie secretary of state for
the colonies, Mr, Joseph Chamberlain, announced
In Iho Iioum' of i ominous today that rivil nov
el nnient will shortly be utuMl.lin! ju the
Tiansuial and Orange Hivcr colonics.
Blooinsbuvg Still on the Map.
Dy Exclusbe Who from The Associated 1'icss.
Washington, Deo. 7, Tho cciiaiis bureau today
lunouiiH'il that the population of tlic town of
llloonisburir, I'J., Is li.Re. This town was omit
ted from the list of reims.ilvaula towns recently
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated J'ress.
Washington, Pee. 7. Die following fourth,
class; Pennsylvania postmaatm wcie appointed to.
day: Plnkley, Iijncaster eouiity, E. A. Selgi
(J lessor, UiaJtoid county, Mina 1'rcdcrlclc
THU NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indication Today,
1 floncr.il How Will Scranton Elect Second
Class City OITIelaU?
Iteport on tlie Hcduetlon of the War Tax.
Lavish Expenses of Director of Posts llatli-
Tlic (frout Oleomargarine llllt Passe the
l'roeecdlngs In the Senate.
2 Local Children's Ward at Lackawanna Hos
pital Opcni Today.
Lackawanna County News.
3 Cienoral Amos Cumuilngs ftecalls Spoecheu of
Private John Allen.
Temperance Women Elect Ollleers.
Our Weekly Letter on Municipal Affairs.
C'omparatlie Study of the World's History.
Tlie World One Hundred Years Ago Today.
5 Lical Social and Personal.
One Woman's Views.
8 Local Jury Disagrees In the Gallagher Cue.
7 Local-Way Changes In Manner of City (lov
crnmont Can lie Made.
R Local West Scranlon and .Suburban.
0 General Northeastern Pennsylvania. New.
10 General Whitney's Weekly News budget.
Financial and Commercial.
11 Local Sunday School Lesson for Tomorrow.
ItellgloiH Ncwa of the Week.
II Local Live News of the Industrial World.
MR. RATHB0NE A
VERY HIGH LIVER
Presents a Startling Bill of Expendi
tures as Director of the Depart
ment of the Ports in Cuba.
fly Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 7. Senator Piatt,
of Connecticut, chairman of the .uite
committee on relations, 'tocle made
public the statement prepared by the
auditing division of the war depart
ment, showing the expenditures mado
by 15. G. Rathbone, late director of the
department of posts for Cuba. The
statement is included in a volume of
91 pages and covers the period from
,7an. 1, 1899, to April :!0, 1900. The total
disallowances for the sixteen months
The first disallowance was on ac
count of an expenditure of $8."0 for a
Duchess carriage made on Feb. 28, 1S99.
After that time there were frequent
disbursements for the director gen
eral's carriage service. March 20 he
paid $202 for a set of harnes and cai
rlnge "auxiliaries": April 7, $12 for a
jlpigapa hat and for another hat for
his coachman, with rosette, and, on
the same date $300 for harness, etc.
Rent for the coachman, stable, etc.,
scorns to have been regularly paid out
of the public funds at the rate of $110
per month, and in one or two Instances
the hostler's salary was thus supplied.
All the coach furnishings were pro
vided in tills way. In May, 1S99, a
uniform costing $40, a pair of boots
costing $lii and another hat costing $9,
were bought for the coachman. June
9 a rain coat costing $20 was supplied
to that individual. Tho coach later
was supplied with rubber tires at an
expense to the public of $110. In addi
tion there were many miscellaneous
charges for stable rent and for car
riage und car hire
All of the payments made to C. V.
W. Neeley, chief of the financial bu
reau of the department, appear to
have been carefully sci tttlnized and
many of them wore disallowed. Most
of the payments mado to him ap
parently were made on account of
ofllce furnishings, freight, drayage,
moving, advance In salaries, etc.
There are two or three items in his
accounts of from $10 to $20 for the
payment of laundry bills for tlie di
rector general's coachman.
In April, '9'), .Mr. Rathbone made a
visit to the United States under the
claim that It was made In obedience
to the orders of the postmaster gen
eral, but tho auditor finds .that the
trip was not ouhorized and refuses to
sanction the entire? expenditure, which
tvas an oven $?00. Similar action is
taken with reference, to tho purchase
of an ontimoleil bath tub for the de
partment of posts, secured nt a cost
of $12. Attorneys (nnd notaries were
paid $110 for services In connection
with tho leasing of Mr. Rathhone's
There wore also charges for plumb
ing and paper hanging at tho residence
and for a chandelier In the bllllcvd
room of that hou?e. in oipj case Iho
rent of the house was p'lld from tho
public funds. Tho house ab'o appears
to have been furnished at the cost of
tho public. In December of 1S99 and
January of 1900, several bills were paid
to New York and AVashlngton linns by
Rathbone, one aggregating $925, an
other J'lfiS, one JlUH, one $121 and an
other $l,3.-iG. The last bill Includes L'10
entries and covers many articles of
domestic use, such as clothes, gloves,
scarfs, toilet articles, cuspidors, cham
pagne and other wino glasses, nnd
tableware, kitchen utensils, bedsteads,
bedroom sets, hodclotlilng, etc, In one
ease shirts, collars and cuffs were
charged to tlio government.
ROYAL ARCH MASONS
Py Inclusive Wire from The Associated I'fcss.
l'hlladolphia, Dec, 7, At the annual meeting
of the grand chapter of Itoyal Arch Masons, held
at Masonic temple, Hie following oltleers were
Most excellent grand high priest, Eilward II.
riinieor, Philadelphia) most excellent grand
Mnir, II. Oscar Klliiif, lledfoidj most excellent
grand mibe, .1, Henry Williams, Philadelphia)
treasurer, Thomas It. I'.ilton) secretary, (.'hallos
Cary. Iliiieeiiliithc weio present fioui every
section of tlio state.
Haryni'd Defeats Yale,
fly Exclusive Wire from Tlie Assoclitcel Press.
Cjuibiidge, Mas., Dec. 7, Harvard defeated
Yale for the third consecutive, lime in the Inter
collegiate debalo In SanderV theater tonight.
Hy Exclusbe Wire Irom Tlie Associated Tress.
llerlln, Pec. 7. Thu ckuhh returns show Ber
lin has a population of l,bil,317, compared with
1,077,201 iu 1SW.
OF THE CASE
Discussion 0! the Question as tt
How Scranton Will Elect Second-Glass
VIEWS THAT ARE IN
One Contention Is That the Paxsoa
Decision Is Made Inoperative by
Subsequent Legislation and the Di
rectors of Departments in Conse
quence Are Chosen by the New
Councils It Is Also Held That tho
Additional Common Councilmen
Are to. Be Elected Before Organiza
tionThe Other Side Holds That
the Pnxson Decision Still StnndB
and That Third Class City Officials
Can Not Make the Apportionment
of Common Councilmen for a Sec
ond Class City.
T. J. DUFFY.
Exceptions having been taken to thft
views advanced In Pittsburg and Alle
gheny as to the method of procedure
Scranton must follow in filling tho
ofllces to which it is entitled under
a second class city, a, reversion to
that subject is made before proceed
ing to the discussion of other matters,
with which it is proposed to deal in
Hon. George Elphlnstone, former
city attorney of Allegheny, the com
piler of tho Allegheny digest, and Hon.
Clarence Durlelgh, tho present clty
atthrney of Pittsburg, are the author
ities from whom were gathered the
opinions previously expressed. Tho
exceptions to these opinions are taken
by several of Scranton's city ofllclals,
who have been making a close study
of the matter, Mayor James -Molr
A presentation of the laws appli
cable to the case Is flrsil in order:
ACT OP MAY 2d. ISO), P. L. 1113.
Heri'aller Hie i.itio of representation in com
mon eounclls in cities ol tho tecond clash shall
bu IWcd and dctciniincd as follows: In the month
of July preceding the next municipal election,
alter the iwssage ut this net, nnd every fourth
year tiieicaitcr, tin: members of common council
shall In- apportioned in Hie following manner:
It hhall be tho duty of (he assessors of each
ward lo iclurn under eialli, a tiuo and exact
letuiu of ii'sicli'iii taxidiles to the president of
I he common council on or before the first day
nt July in each year when an apportionment in
to be" nir.de, and at tho llrst meetings of tho
council!! tin realtor a joint committee of Ave,
two (rem th.' J.elei'1. and three from tlic common
council, shall be appointed, xlio shall examine
the said icluin-. nnd divide the whole number of
t'l.xablcs by forty, and tho quotient shall bo tho
ratio of ropii'sontnlion for tlio mi'iiibers ct com
mon council: Provided, (hat should any ward
luu an excess: of thi-Li-lifths inoie than the ratio
of taxable, it shall be entitled to an additional
member: And, proildod fuithir, that each ward
shall have at least one member of common
ACT OP JUNE 2a, 1S05, V. L. 27S.
Tho classillcatlou of said cities, respectively,
shall bo ascertained and tl.xoil by reference te
their population, according to the last preced
ing Unilod Slates census. ' It shall be
tlio eltity of the gowrnor to certify the fact fad
lance iu classification), which certlllcate shall
be cutried at largo upon the minutes of tho
councils of such city and recorded iu the otflco
for rccoiding deeds In the proper county.
At tho municipal election occuring not les
thin one month after tlie elate of such certificate,
the proper ollleers shall bo elected to which tho
city will become entitled under the change in
classification, ami upon the first Monday erf
April, next ensuing, tlic terms of all officers of
said oily, then in olllce, whoso offices nre sus
pended by leason thereof, shall cease and doter
mlne, and the city government shall bo ihily
organl.cil and shall thereafter he eontrolled and
regulated by tho laws nf this eoiniuonwealtli ap.
pllcabln to tlie same under the classification herB
by fixed and appointed,
Mayor Jlolr and other exceptants
hold that the portions of Act of 1895
quotoel above were passed for tho spe
cific purposo of obliterating the diffi
culty that followed the alleged loose
ness with which the 189t act was
drawn, and that under the provisions
of tho Inter legislation It Is Incumbent
on a third class city about to enter the
second class, to elect the additional
councilmen at tlie February elections
preceding the time of reorganization,
the first Monday of April, provldlns
tho governor's cortlllcato arrives In
time to permit of tho reeiulslte thirty
days. Further It Is concluded that
tho directors of departments und other
news nillelnls of the second class city
aro not to bo chosen until after coun
cils organize, This contention Is based
on the elauso "and tho city govern
ment shall bo duly organized," us
Of No Avail Now.
Tho Puxson decision, the exceptants
claim, Is of no avail now, that tho 1895
law obtains, Justice Paxsou, it will
bo recalled from The Tribune's ar
ticles, decided that tho second class
city councils should elect tho direc
tors of public works, public safety and
public charities and such other now
olllces, elective by councils, as the new
style of city should need, The law per
mitted and common sense directed, he
held, that tho machinery with which
tho new government should organize
. . ' '- ' 1
Continued on I'aje 7.)
- WEATHER FORECAST.
s- Washington, Dec. 7. Forecast for Sat- 4"
4- unlay and Sunday ; Eastern I'timsjlvanlt 4
4- Italn Saturday; Increasing northeast- 4"
4- crly winds. Sunday, rain, followed by fair. 4
4 "" f i
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