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The Senate Spends Five Hours in
Consideration ot the Hay
Pauneeiote Treatu.
Thinks the United States Should
Construct the Canal, if at All, Re
gardless of the English Position
and Without Going Through the
formality of Ratifying the Pend
ing Treaty.
By Kucludvo Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 10. The senate
spent almost live hoti"s today In ex
ecutive session, considering the Ilny
Pnuncefote treaty. There were live or
filx speeches made, some of them by
senators who had not spoken hitherto
upon the treaty, and others by sena
tors who had previously exprescd
themselves. Among: the latter was Sen-'
ator Morgan, who returned to his for
mer speech, elaborating somewhat his
position aa t,o the effect of the C'lav-ton-I3tilver
treaty, lie took Issue with
Senator Tellei' as to the purport of the
first clause of that treaty, claiming
that It applied only to Great Britain's
right to fortify the Nicaragua canal
itself. Senator Teller replied at some
length, asserting that the provision
was of more general Importance, he
paid, than any one could ascertain for
himself by reading President Biichan
iin'M vIou-b imnn llir. kiiIiWI wli..ii h,.
was minister to Kngland. The declar-
ntion then made showed plainly, he
xnlrl Hint. Unirlnnil li-el nt tniiuitt-il In
extend her rights beyond the Immedl
ate vicinity of the canal. Mr. Te.Ier
then proceeded to again elaborate his
views upon the general subject, repeat
ing his declaration that tho United
States should construct the canal, if at
all, regardless of the English position
si nd without going through tho formal
ity of ratifying the pending treaty.
During the day speeches were made
"oy Sonators Money, Stewart and oth
ers. Senator Stewart announced that
ho was for the treaty without amend
nent and Senator Money that ho was
'or the treaty in any form. He want
ed the canal built as much as any
K.-snator could, lie said, hut he consid
ered Ihe pending treaty-little less than
un insult to the intehlgence pfv.'the
American people. "Ho saKPifd HdubVlf
tho proper diplomatic efforts should
be made It would be possible to secure
the complete abrogation of the Clay-ton-Buiwer
treaty and that was what
he wanted. He did not believe tho
people of this country would be satis
lied so long as any part of that instru
ment remained among existing inter
national obligations. That convention,
lie said, was contrary to the wishes
of the people of the United States and
that they could be satistled only by
dellnitely erasing it once and forever.
There should bo conventions between
the United States and both Nicaragua
and Costa Rica, giving absolute con
1rol of tho waterway to this country.
Ho wanted no partnerships with any
country in ownership or management
tho canal when built.
Secretaiy .Hay's Course.
The possibility of Secretary Hay's
resigning In ease the foreign relations
committee amendment to the treaty
should prevail having been alluded to,
Senator Fryo said he was In position
to make otllcial denial of that report.
The secretary has no such Intention.
Mr. Frye expressed himself favorable
to tho Hay-Pauncefote treaty. He
said deny tho effect of the Clayton
Bulwer treaty as much as we may it
Htlll Is on the International iccords of
this country and is given moiv or less
recognition by every administration
that has to deal with the subject of tho
construction of an isthmian canal. It
had been a constant source of vexa
tion In collection with the canal sub
ject and he apprehended that It would
continue to, be such until that portion
of It relating to tho canal should be
disposed of. Ho was satistled for in
stance, that tho canal would have
been constructed during tho adminis
tration of President Arthur If tho old
negotiation had not been in existence.
Senator Chandler united Senator Fryo
to make Secretary Huy's position with J
rererenco to resigning public, but the
Maine senator declined, saying that ho
was only authorized to make the state,
inent to tho senate. Mr. Chandler re
marked' that to do It wan equivalent
to giving It to the public ami the senate
then' lapsed Into a discussion of the
ways in which the executive secrets
get Into the newspapers.
Has Achieved a Victory Over the
Powers at Pekln.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'rcs.
Tlerlln, Doe. 10. Tt Is now dawning
upon tho German press and publlu
that Mr. Hay, of tho United States
foreign office, has secured an nut and
out diplomatic victory in obliging the
powers, Germany Included, to yield to
Ills arguments in favor or more mod
evale tortus In the preliminary joint
note to tlw Chinese peaeo plcnlopoteii
tlarles. U Is clearly defined because Kro
ne ror William had set his heart on
Imposing tho most humiliating condi
tions upon tho Chinese and thus em
phasizing Germany's power In their
Steamship Arrivals.
By Hvcjujlvc Who (rum Tho Assoclstcd Press.
New York, Dirv 10. Arihed:,
Cleared', l.aliii, KriTnon, U Southampton. Na
ples Arrived! Alltr, fiw Vnrk frum fien'U.
Killed: Furt lllmiarck, Xcw York. (jjj:
Arrlied: Anclioirula, New York, fllbiullar Ar
rived! Weera, Ntw Yoik for Naples mid ieno.i.
Southampton S.illcd: Vaderland ((mm Ant.
erp), New York. I.Uurd Passed I Statendani,
Ken- York (or fieiioa, J-uiitlonArrlved: Mlm.c.
Holla, New York.
Qeorgo Christian, a Colored Man,
Under Arrest in Now York,
fly Kxclutlvc Wire Irom The Associated I'ress.
Now York, Dee. 10. Henry Macon,
alias Ooorgo Christian, a colored rami,
about fifty years old, is tinder arrest in
this pity. Detective Captain McClus
key says Mason was wanted for a' mur
der in Pittsburg, September last. Peter
Ilobdcn and some othpr white men,'
while on. their way home, were met by
the colored man at Short alley and
Forbes street, Pittsburg. They made
some remark about the latter, and
Mason, It Is said, pulled a revolver and
fired, killing llobden. Mason then lied.
When arrested Mason denied he was
the man wanted. Detective White
house, of Pittsburg, reached here to
day with one of the men In the crowd
with llobden, and this man Identified
Mason as the man who had shot llob
den. Mason, it. Is declnred, was sentenced
In ISSIl to the Madlsonvllle, W. Va.,
prison for life for a murder, and was
pardoned out by Governor Atklnrt?n
after he had served ten years.
Important Session of the National
League Held in New York.
The Magnates Present.
KkcIusIm! Wire from Tlie Associated Prest
New York, Dec. 10. With another
possible base ball war staring them
In the face, the Nutlonal league mag
nates entered upon their annual win
ter meeting at the Fifth Avenue Hotel
tonight. Tills year the session Is one
of the most important ever held In the
history of the league and will probably
last throughout the week. With the
I rtmericiui league, Willi .Mr. .lOlinson
' "tee"'"!? "s destinies, clamoring for
L'"ua' recognition by the parent body
i " "'o uireuiencu invasion Ol tlie Kll
tional league territory by Johnson's
organization, the members of the big
league have their hands full.
The magnates began arriving in the
city early this morning and up to to
night the following had nut In an an-
I llPlinilll'P Pr.ielrli.nt "V 1.' Vmnr. A 1.T
, , .. ......V..h ... .... ll'L.UIS, ". J.
Soden, Boston: Charles Ebbetts. F. A.
Abell and Edward Hanlon, Brooklyn;
Colonel John I. Hogers and A. J.
Reach. Philadelphia; Harney Dreyfus,
Pittsburg: John T. Brush. Cincinnati;
James Hart. Chicago; F. De Haas Uob
Inson and Stanley Robinson, St. Louis;
Fred Knowles, New York. J. 13. Kill
ings, of Boston; J. 15. Kerr, of Pitts
burg. afa'J Harry Vonder Horst. of
Brooklyn, will arrive tomorrow.
n'tJJfrpflQijSJWlty. , .trouble"- with tjjii.
now" American league is not the only
question "that the magnates will have
to handle. The much-talked-of re
tirement of President Young of the
league's chief executive will also
come up. That certain magnates are
opposed to the continued Incumbency
of Mr. Young is an open spc ret.
Several days ago, those opposed to
Mr. Young put forth A. G. Spalding
as a suitable successor. Mr. Spiild
ing, however, has declined the honor.
A committee composed of Hugh Jen
nings, or Brooklyn; Zlmmer, of Pitts
burg, and Harry Taylor, the organl-:!-tlon's
consul, of Buffalo, will wait,
upon the magnates and present the
players' claims relative to tho "farm
ing out" and salary questions.
About the only talked-of deal, was
that between New York and Pitts
burg, by which Doyle may be ex
changed for Williams.
lltoomtlons Adopted Asking Sup
port of Congress In Aid of
Several Bills.
By Kiiliiibe Wire from Tho Asvwi.ildl Pieas.
Louisville, Dec. 10. When the con
vention of the Federation of Labor met
today the committee on resolutions sub
mitted Its Hist resolution, reatllrmlng
tho federation's favorable position on
tho initiative and referendum. The
resolution was adoptetl by a vote of S2
to G(i, after considerable debate. In
rapid succession resolutions were rec
ommended and adopted requesting sup
port by congress of a bill for the higher
education of the blind; In favor of an
eight-hour bill for all postodlce em
ployes, and In favor of municipal own
ership of public utilities.
Tlie executive committee reported un
favorably on a resolution for the es
tablishment of a department of com
merce and industry, and Its action was
sustained. The report of tho auditing
committee was then presented and ac
cepted. Special committees weru appointed on
the eight-hour, workday, compulsory ar
bitration ami on organization in Porto
By llsiluslve Wire fiom Tlie .Woci.iled l'les.
Topi'liu, Kan., Dec. 10. Tho PfllelalH of the I'd i-allnud ray tunlglit that tho stiilie of
telegraph opeutuiii Is practically ovir. The
operatnis themsehes continue In the livllef that
their case is n winning nno ami say the pros
pect look better now than they have heeii any
time to thin point in the contet.
Tlie Vote on Revision.
By Kiclmlvo Wire, fiom Tlie Associated I'reM
New York, Dec. to. Tho New York Wy.
tvry held Its regular monthly meeting today. In
thi'i Interval between the laid niccllng of the
tiu'i in
I'riil'Jtcry and tho tnccliui! of today the volt-
on the revUIon of the contention of fallli va
mounted and it waa found Hut tho vote was
not Hi It was announced at that lime, but ttooi
75 to 7- atrulnt the revision.
Will Investigate Disorders,
fly UMluvitc Wire from The Auoclated 1'ifwi.
Ilcilln, Dec. 10. Huron von Tihintuilcn, prul.
klan minister of tho Interior, Iw.i' ordered the
chief ol jiollce at Colojriie to maKc u jpeeial
report as to disorderly Incidents conueiled with
Mr. Krugcr'a ilult to that city and especially
with l fieri nee to the intMlrltl.h demonstration
IWoro the lliltitli consulate.
ft Gloomu View Is Taken bu the
Secretaru ot the Imperial
Gradual Shrinkage of Inflated Con
dition Predicted Sparkling Wines
and Saccharine to Be Taxed In
creased Expenditure of 53,000,000
Marks in 1001 to Be Provided For.
Transfer of Surplus Revenue to
Federal States to Be Stopped.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pros.
Berlin, Dec. 10. In the reichstag to
day, during the debate of the esti
mates, the secretary of the Imperial
treasury, Baron von Thielman, took
a decidedly gloomy view of the eco
nomic situation in Germany. He said
tlie situation had been undergoing a
radical change since summer and par
sons must be prepared for a number
of years to see a gradual shrinkage of
the inflated condition. The decline,
however, would not take the form of
a general llaancial crash, as in 1871!.
This period of diminished trade could
not pass without affecting the imperial
budget. Therefore, it was necessary
to strengthen the reserves of tho treas
ury. In regard to the abolition of the
sugar bounties, the secretary of the
treasury said the negotiations betwen
Austria, Fiance and Germany had not
been concluded, but they would prob
ably provide a basis for definite agree
ments. The secretary also announced that a
bill taxing sparkling wines would be
presented to the relchstng, and that an
other bill taxing saccharine was in
course of preparation. In 1901, he add
ed, an increased expenditure of 53,000,
000 marks must be provided for. Con
sequently the transfer of surplus reve
nues to the federal state would coass.
A general survey of the present esti
mates afforded a less pleasllg picture
than last year.
Actors in an Anti-Jewish Play Are
Pelted Personal Con
flicts Follow.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated PreM.
St. Pot?rsburg, Dec. 10. The scan
dal caused by the demonstration
Thursday evening last on the first
production of the anti-Jewish play en
titled "Tho Contrabandists," during
which the actors were pelted, personal
conflicts followed and the perfor
mance had to be stopped. Is still the
subject of considerable discussion here
anil threatens to start a student agi
tation, the university .sympathizing
largely with the demonstrative! Chris
tians. About .100 students met Saturday
and, after listening to some fiery
speeches, condemned M. Suborbin, edi
tor ot the Xovoe Vrmya for his activ
ity in the attempt to launch the untl
Semitlo play, the theater management,
the police and others. The police,
late Thursday night, released all tho
persons, about fifty, arrested during
the disturbance and no prosecutions
have yet been announced.
U'ter the students' meeting it be
came known that the minister of the
interior had sent the newspapers a
circular positively forbidding further
allusions to the scandal.
Tho authors of the play, which was
formerly called "Tho Children of Is
rael," printed two years ago, and
which led to a similar demonstration,
have relinquished their efforts to pro
duce it.
Will Ask the Next Legislature for an
Appropriation of $1,000,000,
Ily i:elnsive Wire from The Aiioclaled I'rces.
Philadelphia, Dec. id. The annual
meeting of the Pennsylvania state di
vision of ofllcers of tho League Ameri
can Wheelmen was held here today,
It was decided to ask tho next legis
lature for an apporprlation of $i,ooo,
OuO for the Improvement and building
of roads anil highways. Tho olllcor.s
elected for 1901 were; Charles Hoylo,
Philadelphia, chief consul; F. O. Orr,
Pittsburg, vice consul; P. S. Collins,
Philadelphia, secretary and treasurer,
and a lull membership of the execu
tive board by districts.
Delegates chosen for tho national
assembly, to be hold In Philadelphia
on the second Wednesday of February
next are: W, W. Randall, Joseph
Eaterle, Carl Holiig, R. Tueko ,
Thomas Hare, H. II. AVorroll and T.
H, Halnea, Philadelphia; E. J, Wan
ner, Norristown: J. J. Van Nort,
Hcranton: A. D. Krmnp, Wllllamsport;
Dr. W. S. Cook", Heaver Falls; T, F,
Mylert, Pittsburg, nnd A. O. Meukliw,
Erie. The delegates will have to pay
their expenses to tho assembly, be
cause of tho depleted condition t the
Petition in Bankruptcy,
Uy Kxclutlvc Wlie fiom Tho Aoclat(d IV.-.3.
I'itUburir, Pec. 10, In thu United States court
William II. Van Tine and hU wile, Katie Van
Tine, filed their petitions in bankruptcy. Tie
former owes $3SS,012, and tho latter &HS,bT;!
The debts wciv contracted in ISO), when Van
Tine wo in the leal estate IiusIium In Chu'lanil.
lilt, wife' Indebtedness aroNi by lier git lug
jointly with hliu and cndoreiui, notes with Mm.
John J. Coyle Acquitted and Ordered
to Pay Half tho CoBts.
Hurrlsburg, Dec. 10. The remaining
bribery, perjury nnd conspiracy ciis
of tho last session of tho Pennsylvania
Mate legislature on which title bills
were fountl by a grand Jury of Dauphin
county, came to a close today, when
.District Attorney Millar entered a nolle
prosequls. This was entered on the
agreement of the defendant!? to pay
the costs, which amounted to about
The only case heard was that against
John J. Coyle, who was ncqulttcd mid
ordered to pay half the costs. The
others against whom true bills were
found wore Michael J. CosteHo. Frank
B. Jones. Robert Kvans, Charles B.
Spatz, Thomas M. Moylcs and Monroe
II. Kulp.
Suggestion Made at Meeting in Phil
adelphia Good Work Ac
complished. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Presu.
Philadelphia, Dec. 10. To save the
forests from the devastation by fires
the leaves should be burned each fall,
was tho suggestion advanced today by
William Hartley, of Hertford, at the an
nual meeting of the Pennsylvania For-
1 estry association. Existing forestry
laws are, in his Judgment, all wrong.
The suggestion, however, did not meet
with favor from Dr. J. T. Rothrock,
state forestry commissioner, and the
theory was said by him to be unten
able In the light of experience. Mr.
Hartley defended his suggestion even
after opposition, and then rather ab
ruptly left the meeting.
Representations submitted to the
meeting were most encouraging and
showed that a great work In forest
preservation lias been done in the last
few years.
President John Bierkenbin urged that
the friends of forestry maintain a solid
front in opposltlo to any change In
the present protective laws, except to
make them more effective. Dr. Roth-
rock, in his report as general secretary,
said that the condition of the forestry
movement was never so strong as at
present. The state Is now in uctual
possession of more thun 100,000 acres of
land as a nucleus upon, which to build
up its system on the state forestry res
ervations, and is only second to New
York in this respect.
In the report of the .secretary of coun
cil, F. L. Bltler, tho membership of the
PBSocIation was given as 1,551. The re-
port of Ti'fcasu.r1ejv!xar!ey' E) Pnfioast
showed a small cash balance on hand,
December 1. The annual election re
sulted as follows: President, John Pler
kenbin; vice-presidents, Herbert Welsh,
William S. Harvey, Richard Wood,
James C. Hayden, Howard M. Jenkins;
general secretary, Joseph T. Rothrock;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. John P.
Lundy; treasurer, Charles E. Pancoast.
More than fifty counties are represented
in the council.
Governors of States and Other High
Officials Are Arriving at the
National Capital.
By llMlibive, Wire from The .Wocialcd 1'roi).
Washington, Dec. 10. Governors of
stales and other high officials are ar
riving hero to attend the centennial
celebration on Wednesday. The cele
bration of the centenary of the estab
lishment of tlie national capital here
will bo opened at 10 o'clock Wednes
day morning, when President McKlnley
will receive thu governors of states
and territories. Subsequent to this
Colonel Theodore A. Bingham will un
veil a model and drawings of an en
larged executive mansion. District
Commissioner McFarland will deliver
an address upon tho district develop
ment and Governor Shaw will dis
course upon the development of the
states. In the afternoon the president
will proceed to the reviewing stand at
the capltol. He will be escorted by
tho governors of the state and terri
tories with theh- .staffs, largo detach
ments of the nrniy, navy and marine
corps, national guards of the various
states and District of Columbia naval
militia, veterans of wars and distin
guished civilians. He will review the
parade, and then with members of the
diplomatic corps, supreme court, Ad
miral Dewey, General Miles, senators
and representatives, will repair to tho
house of representatives, Hero ad
dresses will bo made by Congressmen
Richardson and Payne, Senators Mc
Comas, Hoar and Daniel, Tho celebra
tion will teimlnatu with a torch pro
cession to the governors of tha states
and territories at 1) o'clock In tho uven
ing. Netherlands nnd Portugal Tension.
Ily Kxclusltit Wire from The Associated Pre).
The IlnKuo, Dec, 10. Tho Portusucso minister
to the Netherlands, Count Dedier, Iih (United
for Lisbon and the Dutch minister to Poituvao,
llaron ton llcckcieii, is ec.tcd heiu from Lis
bon thin eteulusr, Count Van llylaut. In the
(.croud chamber, today notified tho foreign min
ister that he will interpellate the government to.
moiimv on thu tension between the Netherlands
and Portugal,
m I..
Senator Towne Takes the Oath,
fly Ku'liblte Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 0, lion. Charles A., Towne,
lira ifcriitly appolnlid suiccsaor to the late Bui
ator )jlv, of .Minnesota, attended today's hc.t
t'icin of the finale, and took (ho oath of ofllce.
No business of linpoitanco was transacted in
open Rtslon. The senate went into secret wt
slou on tho llay'l'auiiccloto lieaty as soon as
routine busiiiCiS had been concluded,
Drought Unbroken.
fly Kicluslte Wire from Tho Afsoclated Press.
Ilaletou, Dee. 10. Tho recent heavy rainfall
Jlit not break the drought which prctalled here
for tomo weeks. Today tho Lehigh Valley put
a water train In tcrvicc to supply thu Jeddo
collitrlctf, and the Delaware, Kubquehanna uuj
Schuylkill railroad began hauling water to some
uf the mines of CVao Ilru. & Co.
Democrats of the Waus and Means
Committee GomDlete Their
They Are of the Opinion That the
Proposed Reduction of Revenues Is
Too Small They Would Take Off
the Taxes Which Are Most An
noying nnd Vexatious The Demo
crats Will Not Oppose the Passage
of the Revenue Bill but Will Try
to Amend It.
By exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 10. Tho views of
tho minority members of the ways and
means committee, on the bill reducing
war revenue taxes about $40,000,000
was completed nnd made public this
evening. It is signed by tho entire
Democratic membership of tho commit
tee, Messrs. Richardson, of Tennessee;
Swanson, of Virginia; McClellan, of
New York; Newlands, of Nevada;
Cooper, of Texas, and Underwood, of
Alabama. The report says that the
minority are of opinion that the pro
posed reduction of revenues Is too
small and that the bill does not go far
enough In relieving the people of the
burdens Imposed upon them for war
purposes. The remaining taxes, says
the report, are unnecessary and should
be removed.
Tho minority take issue with Secre
tary Gage's $36,000,000 surplus In 1902
and say that If congress observes
proper economy in expenditures the
surplus ought to be $109,000,000.
We arc, therefore, clearly of the opinion that
there can safely be a much further reduction than
is contemplated in the bill presented hy tho com.
mittee and that now is tho time to give such
reduction. Instead of taking off the sum of
forty millions, as is proposed, we would go fur
ther nnd reduce taxation not less than $70,000,-
000. We would make these leductlons on those
articles which are most nearly the necessaries
of life and would take off the taxes which arc
most annoying and vcxatlou to the people. This
would in no way cripple or impair tho public
service. Wo believe that by a return to proper
economy in appropriations a reduction greater
than advocated could be made and we should
at once enforce (ih economy, The war being
oter the war taxes should cease, and the "train
"of cxtraonllnary expenditures" folloyis;ihe r
should also terminate. ' ""' 'A ' '
Will Not Oppose the Bill.
We shall not, however, oppose the passage of
the bill for It gives some relief, but will en
deavor to properly amend it. If wc were, by
rur efforts, to defeat its passage, we would leavo
the heavy burden of unjust taxation on thu
country. Tho serious objection to the taxi's
levied by this bill, and as they will Ik- left under
the law, is that the burdens of taxation tiuough
out tho country arc unjustly distributed. Thin
being true, of necessity, the revenues collected
are inequitable.
The report points out the advantages
to material development and foreign
trade of low taxation, and declares that
"the revenues now collected and
the expenditures now made by the gov
ernment, if not remedied, must ulti
mately become a peril to our home and
foreign enterprise and Jnusiness. Tho
pruning knife should be applied vigor
ously to both taxation and expendit
ures." The report continues:
We favor an alteration of the present tariff
laws, certainly to the extent that they have
piomoted monopoly. It lias been proved beynwl
qiuMlcn, by evidence betoie the com
mission appointed by congress, Hut many of tlie
poweiful trusts that have nn nlwtliita monopoly
of thilr business In this country and that exei
ciso their power despotically and injuriously to
the people largely owe their giowtlt to tho cus
toms duties Imprsed in tlie Dlngley tariff law,
which pioldbits foreign competition.
Wo belleto that a piovision could and should
bet prepared which would accomplish tlie just
ends tnughl la an Inccnic tax, yet escape an ml
vern decision of the supreme court of the Uni
ted Steles such ns was rendered against tho In.
ionic tax piovlded for in tlie Wilson law.
The report say that a reduction of
$70,000,000 In taxation would permit the
relief of the tobacco and beer produc
ing Interests, which have suffered from,
heuvy war taxes, and would enable tho
abolition of many vexatious and nn
noylng taxes that will be continued
under tho proposed legislation.
The Republican house caucus on tho
war revenue reduction bill decided to
night by a largo mnjorlty to stand by
tho bill as now drawn and reported
by tho waya and moans committee.
There were about a hundred membor.i
present and tho vote to support the
bill as now framed stood 68 ayes to 29
Organized nt Detroit with Ben Joh
son as President Circuit
Western Cities.
By Exclusive Wire from Tha Associated press.
Detroit, Dec. 10. A now base hall
league has been organized of which
Ron Johnson, president of tho Ameri
can league, will bo president, says tho'
lOvenlng News this afternoon. The
following cities will make up tho cir
cuit: Detroit, flrand Unplds, Toledo,
Louisville, Minneapolis, St. I'aul, Kan
sas City and either Indianapolis or
Buffalo. Papers wore signed hero to
day by Messrs. Uurs and Stllllngs,
owners of tho Detroit American league
team, leasing both their ejown town
and Sunday ball parka for ten years to
Attorney T, J, Navy, who represents
tho owners of tho local franchise In the
new league, In ordor to use these
parks the schedule of the new, league
will be made up so that the Detroit
team will bo at home when the Ameri
can league team Ik on tho road, thus
giving Detroit continuous base ball all
George Burnham, of this city, will
be 'vice president of the league.
Wthcr InJIcatlons Todr,
t ficnrml One flood Point In favor of Kecotid-
rl.mj f'Atv fllinrfitr.
Solute Considers the llay-Paunccfoto Treaty.
Minority Ilcport nit Proposed Hcductlon ol
War ltevenues,
Tho German Financial Outlook.
2 Local flood Men Demanded for Councils.
School Hoard Acts on Vaccination Question.
Lackawanna County News.
3 Locol-llrlbery Cases Oft tho List In Crim
inal Court.
Important llankruptcy Case.
Second Week of Quarter Sessions.
t LMItorlal.
Washington One Hundred Years Ago.
! Local Simon Xcrushas on Trial for Murder.
School Controllers Mack from l'lttsbuig.
Nolle Prosequi In McCann Case,
Humored Cual Deal,
0 Local West Scrunton and Suburban.
7 (icneral Northeastern Pennsylvania News.
Financial and Commercial.
8 Local Doings In the World of Labor.
The Body Appointed to Wage War
Against Vice in New York
Deliberates One Hour.
Dy Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Tress.
New York, Dec. 10. The committee
of fifteen appointed by tho chamber
of commerce to wage war against vice
In this city held a meeting today.
There were ten men present nt the
meeting, which lasted only about an
hour. The following members declined,
for various reasons, to serve on the
committee: James C. Carter, Fred D.
Tappen. Alfred T. White, Robert W.
De Forrest and Adrian Iselln.
Mr. Carter sent a letter to Charles
Stewart Smith In which he pleaded
111 health as the cause of his resigna
tion. Mr. Tappen on account of ab
sence from the city. Mr. De Forrest
and Mr. White are both members of
the tenement house committee, and as
such they are too busy to serve on the
committee of fifteen. Mr. Iselln resigns
on account of previous engagements,
the nature of which he does not state.
Mr. Charles Stewart Smith, who at
tended the meeting yesterday, accept
ed the resignations and steps were
taken to till their places.
The names of five gentlemen were
selected, and a sub-committee of two
were selected to wait upon them and
ask them to serve on the committee.
The names of the gentlemen appoint
ed on the committee, as well as the
name8vof -the gentlemen who will be
asked to serve In place of ..those re
'sateid. vjre kept secret.
Nine Teams Are Still Whirling
Around Madison Square Garden
Ahead of All Records.
Dy Exclmive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Dec. 10. Tho second day
of the six-day bicycle race at Madison
Sttuare Garden started In at midnight
tonight, with nine teams of the four
teen who first began the contest still
on the track and whirling around the
garden miles ahead of the record. The
ten men nre maintaining a frightful
average of speed, but In spite of this
they incited one another to straining
sprints throughout the day, while the
crowds In attendance cheered the lead
ers wildly. There were many tumbles
In the course of tho day, but none of
the riders were seriously hurt.
Miller and Walthour dropped out,
and Colgnn, of Trenton, and Dlckerson,
of Heaver Meadow, Pa., as a team mic
cumbed to the swift pace.
About thesame time Herbert meeker,
of Urooklyn, partner of Frank Albert,
of Now York, was removed to Bellevuo
hospital In an ambulance, suffering
from poison. Bleeker was riding and
dismounted at 3 o'clock for a flve-mln-ute
rest. Ho was handed a bottle which
was supposed to contain a stimulant,
but instead contained ammonia, and
ho swallowed a riuantlty before) he re
alized the mistake which he had made.
Uleecker suffered considerable pain,
but It is not believed that his condi
tion is serious.
Uleecker and Albert were at the tall
end of the procession 'when the acci
dent occurred.
At G o'clock John Du Bols, Brockton,
Mass., and Floyd Kerbs, Nop irk, N,
,T withdrew. The McLean brothers
went out at midnight.
Now York. Dee;, 11, Tho score at 1
o'clock stood: Kikes and McFarland.
52: Slmar and ClnugoultK, ri'JU; Plerco
and MoKachern R29; Turvl'li mil
Glmm, 5:'S.7i Waller and Stlnson niSft:
Babcock and Anronson, D2S.C; Fl'hor
and Fredericks, fi2S.G; Kaser and K.v
ser, 1528.2; M idler nnd Accoutrlor,
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For Presbyterian Union.
tly Vixrludie Wire from Tlw .Woclalcd Prest.
I'ittslitiiK, Dec, 10. At a meetln',- e.f the
I'ribbytdlin Ministerial association of this city
today, ,i committee of live luiiiMcit was unpoint
ed to meet a similar committee, from the 1'iiitcd
I'rohyteilan association to arranxo n lud-i of
union of the tuo hoilles. It N also to open the
doors for Ihe C'ovviiinteis and itefermcd lVh
teliaus. Employment for 300,
fly Kxcludrc Wire from Tho Associated I'rcss
1'otUilllc, Deo, 1. Ordcia were received to
day from tho operators' headquartcis In Kcranton
tu set tho Williams collie ty irmly for operation,
This colliery has been Idle over a yen-, Its re
sumption will civo employment to 300 hands,
fly Inclusive Vlrc fiom Tho Associated I'rcss.
Wjyncfenoro, IM., Deer. 10. lllder Jacob Snyder,
of the German llaptltt chuich, died suddenly
today at his homo in this city, Death was du,'
to heart failure. Ilu was 75 years of age.
York, I'o., Dec, 10. A telegram re-cclved.herr
today from Clio, S. C, announces tho death
at that placo of IIIsliop C. O. Petty, of the
African Methodist Kpiscopal .ion church. Ilcv
Petty was a presiding: elder in Pennsylvania lot
a period of twenty years, but left for South
Cjrolini latt March where lie bccuiun a uhshgu.
Arrangement for Collecting Delin
quent Taxes Conceded bu All
an Excellent Provlslor
Instead of Having a Delinquent Col
lector for Each Ward, Each Year,
One Man Gives Bonds in the Sum
of $100,000 That He Will Collsctl
and Turn Over Every Cent of Tazea
Levied, and for Doing This He Is
Allowed a Commission of Five Pee
Cent. Which the Law Imposes aa
a Penalty on the Delinquents It
Would Mean a Great Saving to the
City of Scranton.
' T. J. DUFFY.
One thing on which all Pittsburg and
Allegheny agrees Is that the provision
of the second class city laws, creating
the ofllce of delinquent tax collector
and regulating the duties thereof Is
one of the best bits of legislation on
the statute books. And It needs little
argument to convince Scranton that
what Pittsburg and Allegheny believes
In this respect Is pretty nearly right.
In a third class city, or to be speci
fic, In Scranton, there la a collector of
delinquent taxes for nearly every ward
In the city. Where two small wards
adjoin one collector sometimes eloes
the work.
Custom or some other unwritten law
has made the delinquent tax collector
Immune from the ordinary operations
of the law In this city.
The statutes provide that the delin
quent tax collectors in cities of tho
third class must collect and return all
delinquent taxes excepting those that
are exonerated by the councils or the
school board. A collector Is considered
aa doing remarkably well If he makes
his final settlement In live years and
does not ask to bo exonerated from
more than twenty-live per cent, of his
duplicate. There are accounts Of. tele--lnquent
tax collectors on the city's
books that extend barik almost to tho
time of the city's incorporation, with
only a fractional part ot the duplicate
collected, or at least turned in. Either
because of their bonds being of tho
straw or some like cause It is Impossi
ble to enforce a collection and the con
sequence Is the city Is out thousands
upon thousands of dollars.
"Works by Contract.
Pittsburg and Allegheny both had
this same trouble until they camo un
der the provisions of the law dping
away with ward collectors of delin
quent taxes, and entrusting this work
to one collector, who Is under heavy
bonds and works by contract.
He is elected by the joint councils
for a term of flvo years. He collects
all delinquent taxes, and In Pittsburg
and Allegheny, all delinquent water
rents, and makes monthly returns to
the city treasurer, or If It Is a district
school tax, to tho treasurer of the ap
propriate sub-board.
The collector receives n per cent,
commission on the- amount collected,
which said 5 per cent. Is added to the
delinquent taxes, aa penalty for non
payment. Taxes beome delinquent In March
and September, one-half at each time.
As an encouragement to the early pay
ment of taxes, a 5 per cent, rebate Is
allowed on tho second Installment If
tho whole Is paid before the end of
The collector hires and pays his as
sistants and clerks out of his own
pocket. The city must furnish him
with an otflco and such books and sta
tionery as he requires.
If tho delinquent tax remains unpaid
at the expiration of ono year from the
date of delinquency of the September
Installment It Is tho duty of the col
lector to file Hens against tho delin
quent's property.
Expiration of Term.
To provide for tho collection of de
linquent taxes, remaining unpaid at
the expiration of a collector's term, or
thu transfer of Iho collection thereof
to his successor In ofllce an amend
ment was passed In 18D7 providing that
when tho term of a collector expires,
ho shall bo discharged from liability
for unpaid taxes where ho shows to tho
controller that tho liens for the unpaid
tax were properly entered, and tho
controller thereupon turns over the
lists of unpaid taxes to the collector's
successor, whoso duty It U to proceed
to collect thu same ns If tho lists had
been reculvod by him fiom tho treas
urer originally,
Tho collector Is required to glvo bond
In Iho sum of $100,000. For defaleatlpn
ho Is subject to a lino of $3,000 and Im
prisonment for llvo years.
Inasmuch as tho collector Is working
on a big commission and Is directed
by law to outer liens against delin
quents' properties, tho city Is sura of
receiving every cent of Its property
tax, and without any subtractions for
commissions to tho collector,
Pittsburg and Allegheny olllclals de
clare that tho system works admirably
and that many thousands of dollars'
iro saved that were lost under the old
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