The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, December 13, 1900, Image 1

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'mposlna Geremonles at the Na
tional Gapltol in Honor of the
One Hundredth Anniversary.
An Impressive Spectacle Presented
nt the House of Representatives.
Decorations of the Galleries A
Stately Procession Spenkcr Hen
derson Calls the Sleeting to Order.
Eloquent Addresses Made.
By riclule Wire fiom The Aiiociated Picas.
Washington, Due. U'. With Imposing
ceremonies the national eapltol tnduy
celebrated tlio eciitonnhil unnlversary
of the futiudlnir f the seat of the fed
oral government In Washington. The
exercises combined a brilliant military
parade, a review hyj the piesldeiil from
the east ftont of the eapltol and ora
tions In the hull of representatives,
where a billllant audience was ussem
'bletl. Uy act of congress the day was
muele a national holiday in the District
of Columbia, the government depart
ments wote closed, business was sus
pended and the whole city gave itself
jver to celebrating the capitol's natal
day. President MoKinley and the mem-V-is
of his cabinet tool; a prominent
inrt in all the exeielses, and with them
were the chief executives of a large
number of the states and terrltoiles of
the Union, the senators and rcpreyen
latives In congress, the judiciary of the
Vnited States Supreme couit, the am
bassadors and mlnlstei.s from foielun
courts, the heads of the army and navy
find a great outpouring of the people.
It is seldom that a celebration of
greater brilliancy lias occurred in the
city at the eapltol and at the -white
house. Eaily in the day the president
j evolved the gpvernors of states and
territories at the white house, and the
model for a new and enlarged white
house, to commemorate today's exer
cises, 'was unveiled with suitable ad
dresses. At 1 o'clock the president was
escorted to the eapltol, uhete lie re
viewed a parade, headed by Lieutenant
General Stiles and including the full
military strength of the eapltol, regu
lars and militia.
The ceremonies at the eapltol began
at 3.30 p. m. and Included addresses by
Senators Dunlel, of Vhginla, and Mc
Comas, of Muryland; Represejjitntivei
Payne, of New York, and Richardson,
of Tennessee, and a notable historic
oration by Senator Hoar, of Massachu
setts. A reception by the piesldent to
the governors of states at the Corcoran
art gallery tonight closed the festiv
ities. Exercises in House.
After the parade came imposing ex
erclses in the hull of the house of icp
ics.entatives where gathered as distin
guished a company as its walls had
ever held. On the floor were the presi
dent and members of his cabinet, the
members of the senate and house, the
ambassadors and ministers of toreign
countries in full couit uniform, the
chief justice and associate justices of
the supreme court In their judicial
rcbes; Lieutenant General Miles and
many distinguished officers of the
at my and navy who had received the
thanks of congress; the governors of
more than half the states of the union
rnd the commissioners of the District
of Columbia, while the galleries were
icsplendent with the wealth and cul
ture of the national capital. As a
spectacle nothing could have hsen
more imposing or Impressive.
Never before in the history of the
hcuse has the staid old legislative hall,
with Its severe gold and white galler
ies and Its plain marble rostrum, been
decorated to anything like the extent
it was today. A company of juckle.s
from the government yacht Dolphin
had literally swathed the hall In Hags.
The flogs of the Continental army,
many of which were old and tuttered,
had been brought from the war de
partment for the occasion.
A Stately Procession,
The procession Into the hall was a
stately one. Flist came Senator Fryo,
president pro tern, and membeis of
the senate. Senator Prye aseendn I
the rostrum and look his place ba
slde Speaker Henderson, and the sen
ators seated thems-elves In the
three rows on the right. The membeis
of tjio senawere followed by Chief
TuiMce Fullfir and the associate Jus
tices of bupremp court. They weie
seated opposite the places reserve I
for the president and his ciibltictt.
Next came the amlms.sadois and min
isters to the, United Stales and other
membeis of the diplomatic coip?,
headed by Lord Pauncefote,
They wore seated Immediately be
hind the members of tint hhiwip, The
governors of states and tcril rles.
headed by aoveruor Hcoilolil, of Wis
consin, sat in the rear of the diplo
matic corps. Theie was; much eager
curiosity to teo Coventor Roosevelt,
of Now York, and ho acknowledged
the attention manifested by smiling
and bowing to the right and left. Pol- I
lowing the governors came Lieutenant i
General Miles In lull uniform, the
commissioners of the Dibit lot of Col
umbia and tho rnomhei'b of the -sn
tcnnlal committee at large, The pies
ldent and Iho members of tho cabinet
wete the last to liter the hall.
When all limlrbeen seated, Speaker
Henderson culled the distinguished
gathering to order und brlelly explain
ed tho purpose of tho lelebratiou,
Everyonu rose and stood with bowed
head, while. Dr. Mllburn, tho blind
chaplain of the beuate, offeied an Im
pressive invocation In his wonderfully
rich und vibrant voice, Thu speaker
then turned tho gavel over to Sjii
ator Frye, who culled tho joint uhsepi
blago to onler and Intioduced Mr,
Richardson, of Tennessee, the minor
ity leader of tho house, who delivered
the opening address on tho transfer
of tho sent of government from Phil
adelphia, Mr. Richardson's address,
which was generously applauded, was
on tho "trnnsfcr of the national eapltol
from Philadelphia." His address was
largely an interesting historical re
view of tho contest, which began as
soon as tho first congress convened at
New York In 1789 over the, locution
of scat of government.
The address of Mr. Payne, of New
York, the floor leader of tho majority
In tho house, on the "establishment
of the seat of government in the Dis
trict of Columbia," afforded an Inter-ct-tlng
glimpse Into political machina
tions of the forefathers and received
mr.rked attention. Senator McCoiuuh,
of Maryland, followed with an address
on the "History of the first century
of the national eapltol." It was also
well received.
Tho fervid eloquence of Senator Dan
iel, who spoke on "The future of the
United States and its eapltol," re
peatedly aroused the assemblage to
Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts,
concluded the exercises with a fin
talied and scholarly historical oration.
The exercises were concluded at fi.lti.
After dissolving the Joint session, Sen
ator Frye turned tho gavel over to
Speaker Henderson, and the house im
mediately adjourned.
-The concluding feature of 'e cele
bration was a reception tonight at the
Corcoran art gallery from S to 11
o'clock, attended by tho president and
several members of his cabinet, gov
ernors of the various states und their
staffs, who participated In the day's
events, and a large contingent of otH-
! clal and resident society. President Me
Kinley was given a hearty reception by
the crowd.
The New York Supreme Court De
nies Ker the Privileges That Are
Accorded Wicked Man.
By clusi,i Wlu tiom The Associated Prew
New York, Dec. 12. Justice Andrews
in the Supreme court toiluy "hunted
down a decision, in which he holds that
a woman should be home by mldnlsht.
The question arose on an application by
Florence Abell, a dressmaker, to enjoin
Jacob A. Omdrak, her landlord, from
closing the front door of the house and
not immediately admitting her when
she "rang the bell.
Miss Abell says she leased two rooms
from the defendant to carry on her
dressmaking and shop at $33 a monh.
She was to be allowed to have her shop
open from 7 a. 10 p. m., but was
to be admitted afterwards at any rea
sonable time. She complained that on
November 10 and 13 she was locked out,
and on the second occasion could not
obtain admittance and "Had to take a
room at a hotel. She said that she was
kept in all day at her business and did
not think It unreasonable that she
should go afterwards to a theatre or
elsewheio with friends. She asked that
the owner be compelled either to give
her a key or see that she was admitted
whenever she rang the bell.
Omdrak said It was necessary to keep
the house locked at night, as the ten
ants had a great amount of valuables
there. The llrst night, he said, there
was some delay In admitting the plain
tiff, and the second night ho and his
family had gone to bed and did not
hear her. Justice Andrews said he
could not cogrpel the defendant to give
the plaintiff a key to the outer door, as
by the terms of the lease she was only
entitled to'access at reasonable hours.
He granted her a preliminary Injunc
tion requiring the defendant to permit
her to enter her premises at all reason
able hours and promptly open tho door
for her up to 12 o'clock at night.
On Account of the Nlckle Steel Ar
mor Adopted by United States.
A Claim of $375,000.
By Exclusive Wire trom The Associated Press.
Washington, Dee. 12. Secretary Long
today heard an argument by General
Joseph K. McCommon, representing tho
Schnleder Steel company, of Creusot,
France, in behalf of their cluhu for In
demnification because of the use by the
United States government or nickel
steel armor for warships. During Sec
retary Whitney's administration, when
an effort was being made to secure for
thu United States navy the best armor
then known, the Schnleder company
submitted for test, In competition with
tho gieat armor makers of Kngland, a
nickel steel armor plate. This test was
conducted at Anuupolls and resulted In
demonstrating tho supeilorlty of tins
nickel steel compound. The United
States government Immediately udopt
ed nickel steel us a basis for Its armor
plate, but jiluced no orders with the
Schnleder linn, and our domestic minor
niukois huo since used that material.
First by cuse-hurdenlng tho plates by
thu Hutveiy process, and now by the
use of Kiupp process, the original
nickel steel plate, .simply tempered in
an oil bath, hub been greatly improved
upon, and Is no longer used In lis orig
inal form. Still tho nickel steel com
pound remains the baso of all modern
armor plates, and the Schnleder com
pany Is claiming royalties trom the
United States government to thu
amount of about $3"5,000. Secretary
Long icserved his decision.
Woman's Skull Crushed.
By K.ilmho Wlie fiom Tht Associated Press.
".minion-, Pec. 13. John I'. Butler, coloiol,
ws c-omlctctl of n.iiiiicr in tlie llrst degree lij
a jury In Hie criminal court tonlsht (or killing
lilt U(o on N'om ruber !!7 lat. The wonuu's blull
was crushed by a cobblestone. Judge I'lulps
did not prbiicuucc scmuur tonight.
Westlnghouse Dividend.
By Exclushe Wlro from The Auociitrd Prcu.
PJtUbuii;, Utc. . Tlitf Wttllnirlwiuc All
lliuku iunpjuy todiy ilcclaird u quarterly dil
iltn.l of 'i l-.t hi- itul. mid an extra dltldend
ut ;jt; fir iriil. 'I he regular dildiud o( the
I'nwn .Si. luh and bigiul und Westinghause Jla
clilno company ui alto lUclou-d.
Foreign Representatives Accept
the Conditions. Proposed bu
Germany on November 19
Objections to Making the Demands
Irrevocable That Clause Has
Been Eliminated Joint Note Now
Heady to Be Presented to the
Chinese Peace Envoys Regard
ing Compensation to Missionaries.
By Exclusive Wlro fiom The Associated Press.
London, Dec. 12. The negotiations of
the powers In regard to the Joint China
note were concluded satisfactorily yes
terday. All the governments have ac
cepted the conditions as outlined by
Ccunt von Culow, the Imperial cliun
1 ctllor of Germany, on Nov, 19. Tho
! only exception was taken to the In
troductory clause, in which It was said
that the demands were Irrevocable,
which has been eliminated.
Count von Buiow, on the occasion of
hit llrst appearance in the Reichstag
as Imperial chancellor, Nov. 19, after
making a statement defining Ger
many's policy toward China and out
lining the Anglo-German agreement,
proceeded to give the text of the de
mands which the representatives of
the powers in I'ekln had at that time
agreed to recommend to their govern
ments to embody In a collective note
tor presentation to the Chinese gov
ernment, as follows:
Artlilc 1. An c-ttraoidin.iry million iiridnl
bv an imperial pnnce shall be Miit to Beilin in
order to express Hie regret of the emperor of
China and the Chinese Rowrninput for the min
der of Baron von Kettelcr. On the scene of tin
murder a monument wortliv of the as-sasslnalr d
minister shall be erected with im invilntlon m
Ijitin, (Jennan and Chinee, cxpicssiiiK the re
tire! of the emptrnr of China.
Article 2 (a). The death penalty ii to be in
fliUed upon Prime Tuan and ( huang, upon
Duke ban. and, further, upon Ving-nli n. Knn
,il, I'hao Shii-rhion, Tung-fiili-Slang, Vu llsien
and other lingU-adirx, uhor n.nnq-. will be
gien br the n-prccntatic of Iho puweis.
(h). In all places where foieigneis have been
killed or maltreated oflleial rumination- --hall
b,' suspended tor lite yrai.
"Aiticle 3. The Chinese goummetil -hill erert
u monument in evei.v foreign or international
icmetery wldeh lias been desecrated or where
the graves hac been dslioicd.
' Aiticle I. The prohibition of the import of
arms to China idmll be maintained till further
Article .". China has to pay a just indemnity
to goeernments, corporations- and indiUdualx, as
well as to those Chinese who sullcred during
the recent omenta in person or In property in con
sequence of being in the hervice of foreigners.
Regarding Missionaries.
Count von Buiow here interpellated
the remark that it was intended to
effect a further understanding among
the powers with regard to the princi
ples on which claims for compensation
should be preferred. That particular
ly applied to tha case of missionaries.
Aiticle 0. Eeciy (.ingle foicign power is
grunted the light of maintaining a ponn.illelit
legation guaid and of placing the ipiaitci- ut
Pel. in where the legations aie .situated in a
Mate of defense. Chinese are not to be allowed
to lie ill that ipiaitcr of I'c-hin.
Article T. The TaUu foils and forts
which might pieecut fice lomniunicatiuu be
tween Pekin and the nr.i shall be lazed.
Aiticle 8. The powers acquire the light ol oc
uipjing certain points on which they will itgiee
among themscltcs, with the object ol maintain
ing I ice coimminicat Ion between the capital and
the sea.
Artie lu 9. The- Chinese goeinincnt Is bound
to pemt imperial deciee foi two ut all
Mtb-picfectutes. In these decrees (a) to belong
to any anli-foielgn M-ct In foieeei- toihidden un
der penalty of death: (li) the punishments in
flicted upon the gnllly aio iccoided: (c.) lo pie
ent frch dlstuibance-s it is declaicd that the
vlce-rojB as well as the piowncial and local au
thorities nio made re-pomible for tho nnlnten-ancc-
of oreler in their districts. In the event
ol tresh iintl-foielgn disturbances or other in
fringements of the tieaties which are not .it once
.topped and uunged by punishment of tho
guilty, these cfllcials shall be promptly de
posed and neecr again entuisted with official
fuuitioiis or Imcsted with fush dlgiiltiis,
Article 10. Tho Chinese go eminent under
takes to enter upon negotiations with icgaid to
such alterations In tho c.MStlng anil
naiigation treaties us tho foielgn gouinnicnts
consider to bo desirable, Us well as legaiding
other matters which arc concerned wllli facilitat
ing commeiclal lelatlous.
Article 11. Tho Chinese government shall be
bound to reform the Chinese foreign office unci
the court for the icecptioii of foreign
lepiesentatlves, and to do fw In the sense which
shall Iw defined by tho (oielgn poweis.
Thomas Dodson Confesses as to the
By Exelushe Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Allooiiu, l3u Deo. 12. Thomus Dod
sou, of Cresson, who was u nested for
punning counterfeit money hero on
Monday, confessed to United States
Commissioner MacLeod today that ho
got tho money from A. J. Stewart, of
Cies-son, who was arrested last night
and is now In jail liore. The see-tot ser-vlt-o
operatives believe that Stewart Is
the man who has made tho spurious
ten, twenty-livo and fifty cent pieces,
with which Western 1'ennsylvanla has
been Hooded lately,
A search will be niudc for tho nura
phernallu.ised In tho manufactuio of
the counterfeit coin.
Western Union Earnings.
By Excluilie Wire from The Asoelitcel Piess.
Jfew Yoik, Dec, 12. Iho Western Union Tele
graph company npuils that for the quarter end
ing Dec, I), partially estimated, I he net earn
ings will lo about Sl.TOO.OdO. 'Iho dhidcml of
Hi per cent., which was dee la red today, ealU
for the pjjliieut of $1,137,000.
Corporations Chartered.
Bj Kxclusbe Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Harrisburg, Dec. 1'.'. Chatters weio issued
at the stalo department today as follow: 'Ihu
Colby Piano company Die; capital, t-W.OuO; l lie
lUuoier Produce company, Hanover, capital,
Announcement Is Made That It Will
Be Held at Harrisburg- on
January 1, 1000.
liy Uxclnslvr Wire from The Assoelitc-d Press.
Harrlsbttrg, Doe. 12. Announcement
is innde today that the Republican
caucus to agree upon a candidate for
United States senator to nil tho va
cancy caused by tho expiration of the
term of Mr. tjutiy will he called to
meet on Tuesday night, January 1,
at S o'clock. The legislature meats
In biennial session at noon that day.
The Republican ctrii""" - ,'-'-candidates
for speaker of the 'hous
of icprenetitatlves nn-l piei.eiu p
tern, of the senate will meet, it it
stated, the previous nlht.
The Republicans have a majority
In both branches, but both factions of
tho Republican party nre claiming
control of tho legislature, tho antl
Quay Republican lenders averting
that they will be in the ascendancy by
reason of an alliance with tho Demo
crats. Tho legislature will vote for
United States senator on January 13.
Meeting Held at Fifth Avenue Hotel.
Demands of Players "Farming
Out" Condemned.
By Kxcluslie Wnc from The Associated Tress.
New York, Dec. 12. After trying fen
two days the National League mag
nates llnally got Into session at" the
Fifth avenue hotel tonight. When the
meeting was called to order by Presi
' dent Young, there were present: A,
H Soden, V. II. Conant and J. B.
Rilling, Boston; V. W. Kerr, Barney
Dieyfus and P. L. Auten, Pittsburg;
A J. Reach and Col. J. I. Rogor.-e,
Philadelphia: F. A. Abell, Edward
Hanlon and Charles Rbetts, Brooklyn;
Fred Knowles, New York; James
Hart, Chicago; John T. Brush, Cin
cinnati, and F. Do Hass Roblson and
Stanley Roblson, St. Louis.
This was the busiest day that tho
le-.igut magnates have put In. Tho
committee appointed by the league to
hour the grievances of the Playets'
Protective association went into ses-
i s.c.n in parlor D It. The comm'.ctee
' Is composed of Messrs. Rogers, Soden
and Brush. Tho pluyers' organization
I demand that the session should be an
open one wu3 acceded to, and when
the session began the parlor was
ci cwded.
The meeting was opened by Mr.
Soden, who stated that as a result of
coi responcience between Mr. Taylor
and the league magnates the commit
tee had been appointed to listen to the
demands of the players. The commit
tee, he said, was appointed last Sep
tember, but for various leasons cou'd
not moot the players' committee until
tho present time. Mr. Soden said that
tho committee had no power to act,
but would toport the conference back
to the meeting of the league. In stat
ing the demands of the players' or
ganization to the league committee
Mr. Taylor said there were just three
detects in the present form of tho con
tracts that tho players wanted cor
rected. They are a modification of
the reserve clause, the entire elimina
tion of the 'farming out" clause and
the modlllcation of the clause relating
to the power of club owners to buy
and sell players or claim them without
first getting the players' consent. Be
fore he would consent to present the
players' demands to the league's com
mittee, Mr. Taylor exacted a promlso
that the committee would report tho
matter to tho league Immediaely, and
that some action would bo taken by
the league at Its present session, Mr,
Taylor demurred to treating with tho
committee at llrst, on the ground thut
It had no power to act. Ho asked
that the matter be laid over until it
could bo presented to a full meeting
of the magnates.
Immediately after the hearing the
league's circuit committee, composed
of Messrs. Hurt, Brush, Rogers and
rinlen wont into session. The session
1 istsd until B o'clock, when the moet
l'ig of the leuguo was called.
Ac the conclusion of the circuit com
mittee mooting Colonel Rogers said
thai the meeting was Informal and
ha could not tell what was done. "Wo
to'ked over tho Aniericun leuguej, but
it was In an informal way. We could
no', discuss It officially for the reason
that there Is nothing to discuss, Mr.
Johnson has not made any demands
or tho National League, nor has ho
slimed the national agreement. Just
at present tho American league has in
e.lhteneo as far ns tho National
League Is concerned,"
A memorandum of the players' de
mands was submitted to the league
today. Sttbsetiuently Mr. Taylor made
public tho principal points covered in
the memorandum. They are as fol
lows: rii-sl Cluli owners not tu hae the right to
"rescrw" plajeis at n salaiy less than that
provided for the enduing jeai, noi for more than
tluce jears.
Second Not to buy, fell, assign, trade, loan,
accept, scleet or claim ser.lee of any plajer for
nny period In any way, without his written con.
'UiliO Club owners lo pay phjslclans' fees for
Injuries ieeelud In actual play,
I'ourlh N'n plajer to be suspended without pay
more than thrco timm a season or two weeks at
a time-.
fifth Crimiiltti-a on srbltration, one mem
ber to be chosen by onncrs, by the pla.urs and a
third by these two, sueli commutes tu pass on
nil illlferences betem-n playeis and ownen.
Tho magnates adjourned at 8.30 to
night. After tho meeting broke up, President
Young said; "Theru Is nothing to give
out for publication. Tho magnates took
up tho subject of tho demands of tho
playeis und discussed it. Nothing dell
nlto was done, however,"
Mr, Mnnley Declines.
By Eedusho Wile from 1 lie Associated Press.
Washlugteii, Dee, li. lion. Joseph 11. ilauley,
of Maine, who lias been In Washington for several
da), left tho cily for Augusta lids afternoon.
Before Icaling Mr. Manlcy informed the presi
dent that he was obliged to decline the of tic e
of commissioner nt internal rceenue which hid
been ciUciyd to lilm.
Emperor William's Failure to Re
ceive Kruoer Is Explained bu
Count Von Buelow.
Although Courteously Informed
That the Emperor Would Be Un
able to Meet Him The Chancellor
Bepudintes the Suggestion That
the Government's Action Was Due
to Any WiBh or Proposal from
the English Court.
By i:clusle Wire from The Associated Press.
Berlin, Dec. 12. In the Reichstag to
day the Imperial chancellor, Count Von
Buelow, referring to the complaints
which have arisen on account of Em
peror William's failure to receive Mr.
Kmgor, went lengthily again Into the
reusons for tho non-reception of Mr.
Kruger, covering new ground in a
statement which he made as to the re
lations between Germany and Great
Britain. He said the announcement
that Mr. Kruger was coming was made
twenty-four or, at the most, forty
eight hours before leaving Berlin. Up to
that moment It had been assumed that
Mr. Kruger would gt from Paris to
Holland. The chancellor udded: "We
apprised him courteously and consider
ately, through the Paris embassy ond
Dr. Leyds, that the emperor regretted
he was not in a position to receive him.
Notwithstanding this, Mr. Kruger
started. He was told again at Cologne,
In the most considerate terms, that the
emperor was unable to see him."
The chancellor repudiated the sueges
tlon thut tho government's action was
due to any wish or proposal from the
English court or government to the
emperor or to himself, the chancellor.
For the emperor, only German national
considerations were authoritative. If
family relations or distinct considera
tions Influenced the foreign policy, he
would not remain minister another day.
Continuing, the chancellor said the
Anglo-German agreement of 1898 did
not contain a provision relating to war
between Great Britain and the South
African republic, and the Samoan
agreements had no secret clauses.
When the emperor, in 1896, sent the
telegram to Mr. Kruger there was no
question of war between the states. It
was a matter of a filibustering expdl
tion. The chancellor did not repudiate
the telegram whereby the emperor gave
a correct expression of his righteous
feeling regarding International law.
The emperor did not intend to deter
mine German policy forever by that
telegram. The chancellor added:
"I commit no diplomatic Indiscretion
in saying that the reception of that
telegram outside of Germany left no
doubt that In the event of a conflict
with England In Africa, Germany would
have to rely solely on her own
Baron Von Rlchtofen, secretary of
state for foreign affairs, referring to
the expulsion of Germans from the
Transvaal and the Orange Free State
territories, said:
"It has appeared to me that these
expulsions In many enses have been
unjustifiable, both as to cause and
manner, and contrary to the principles
of International law; and an expres
sion of this vlow has been made in
"On the other hand, the Germans
who have been lighting side by side
with the Boers have not met with a
happy Jot. They have been dismissed
without pay and told, 'We did not In
vite you.' "
The Senate Committee Will Doubt
less Favor the Betention of
the System.
Washington, Dec. 1'-'. In connection
with its consideration of the army
reorganization bill the senate commit
tee on military affairs today listened
to an argument by Adjutant General
Corbin for tho continuation of the
present canteen system in tho army.
Tho committee has taken no formal
vote on tho subject, but there has
been more or less exchange of opinion
nmong members, tho result of which
has been favorable to tho retention of
the present system and the elimination
of the houso canteen provision. The
committee expects to conclude It
hearings on the bill tomorrow.
Steamship Arrivals,
Py Encluslre Wire from The Auoilited I'reu.
New York, Dec. 12. Cleared : I'rlederlth her
(iieiM-, lliemcii la Houtlumpton; La llretaune,
llnwe, killed: New Yoik, Southampton;
lit'uUchlaud, llambiire U I'ljiiioiith unci Cher
bourg; Gcnnanic, Liverpool. Quecnstown Ar
rlicds Teutonic, New Yoik for l.lieipool, Ant
werp Arried: Kensington, New" York Ua
Southampton. New- York Arrived: Soiithivark,
Antwerp. Southampton Sailed: Kaiser Wil
helm Per flroi'e (from Piemen), Chcibourg and
New YoiL.
Against the Standard.
Ity Kxcliulte Wire from The Associated Prcu.
I'lshUII Landing, N, Y Dee. U-Tho Itamj.
elell Terry company, a, common carrier lialus
un old ejurcn Aunu charter, riotttlcd the btand
nrd Oil company today that it would no longer
traasfer tho htamlard Oil eumpanj's tank
wagon auo3 tho river, from Newbuig, it
cald the matter will bo Lontc-atcd.
Flour Mill' Burned.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Preu.
Lancaster, Pa., Dec, 12. The flour and grist
mill of Samuel V. Nolt, of Oregon, was de
stroyed by fire thli morning with all IU con
tents. The building was a large three-story
stone etr.tcturc and was equipped with the
most modcr.i machinery. There was g small ill'
surance on the building.
Weather In-Ucatlon Today,
1 fleneral -Doul tfut If Semnton Can Aeolil (!o
Ins Into the Si e ond Cluu.
The Powers In Accord as lo Settlement with
Ccnlcnlal of the National Oiplt it.
(Icrmany Not Allied with laiRtatid.
'J Local Special Klectlon for Counellmen May
, lie Postponed.
Opinions on tho Change to n Servnd Class
.1 Local One Pay's Work In Criminal Court.
Nolo and Comment.
Accused on tho Stand In the Mmdcr Trial,
fl Local West ScMliton and Suburbun.
7 (leneral Northeastern Penny) hanla.
Financial and Commercial.
S Local News of the World of Labor.
Two Trainmen Are Killed and Four
Injured Both of the Engines
By Exclusive Wire from The ssoeiatcd Presi.
Dessarc, Mo., Dec. 12. In a head
on collision here today, between freight
trains, two trainmen were killed and
four injured. Both engines were de
molished. The dead: Engineer James Urltt, Ol
ney, III.; Brakeman Edward Bradley,
Desoto, Mo. The injured: Fireman
Barrett, Conductor Ralston, Brukomen
R. D. Scott and G. L. Scott.
Barrett was pinioned beneath the
wreck and it was found necessary to
chop off his left arm to prevent death
from scalding.
Congress and the War Department
Will Investigate Booz Case
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 12. It was haid
at the war department today that,
notwithstanding the inquiry which
tho house has directed to-be made into
the case of Cadet Booz through Its
special committee, the department
will prosecute Its own investigation
through the board appointed yester
day, headed by Major General Brooke.
Confident in the vindication of the
military academy at every point, the '
authorities at thevar department feel
that they have everything to gain by
the fullest publicity of the conditions
at AVest Point, and tho methods pur
sued there. So the two inquiries will
proceed side by side, though on Inde
pendent lines.
Over Fourteen Hundred Miles
Clicked Off by the Bidets in the
Six Day Race.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prcs.
New York, Dec. 12. With over 1,400
milea clicked off In their pursuit of
prizes In the six-day bicycle race ut
Madison Square Garden, which ends on
Saturday, eight teams were still rep- I
resented on the track at midnight to- j
night, or the beginning of the fourth '
day of the contest. The men have not j
been able to keep up the hurricane pace
jumped Into at the outset, but they
have struggled to do us much as their ,
strained and tired bodies would allow
them. For the first two days they kept
ahead of the record, but now they are
far behind, the 1,404 miles and one lup
reeled off by the leaders being l'i miles
and 7 laps behind the record for 1899,
Kippolyte Accoutriere, the French
man, and his partner, Rudolph Muller,
the Italian team, pulled out of the
race about 7 o'clock this morning. Ac
coutrlero was completely exhausted
and was unable to continue tho awful
pure, and despite tho jeers and revl!
Irgs of his partner, Muller, ho would
ride no more, Muller was heart
broken and wept like a child.
Turvllle nnd Aronson have not boen
tibia to go bock on the track slnco
they were carried out of a serious tum
ble the riders were mixed up In shortly
ofuv 9 oe'lock tonight. The score tit
1 o'clock was.
I'.U.e-i and Mct'urland ...
Pierro and MeEiehern
Mnur Hiid (loucnltz ..,
Ttirvilla and Olmm ,..,
Wa'lcr and Stlnson
Visiter and Vrceleilik
K.ioer and It.effi-
2u I
Privileges Extended,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Preu.
Philadelphia, Dec.-, V.'. Tho boaid of eliicUors
of tho IVnnnjlvanla Hallroad company at u meet,
inj today extended iho provhloin of the em
ploeci Melnica fund to the lines of the Alle
gheny Valley I illroad und the Western New- Yoit
and Penrnj hanla railroad. ,Thesu appointim-nta
were eonfuincdl It. II. Newbein, ti bu uvit
ant superintendent of the liuuraucu depiitment;
A. C, Shaiiel, principal engineer.
Fireman Killed,
By I'jclmhe Wire from The Associated Piess.
Okun, X. Y Deo, 12. Passenger train No.
30 from Oil City on tho Western New Yoik and
Pennsylvania rait Into an open switeli hero to
lev mid collided with some can, staneling o, the
kultch. The engine was badly wiecked. Fire
man Pattcrsvn was killed and Engineer KIdd
mloibly injured. None of the passengers ueie
Fleischmnnn Will Permit Fight.
By Exclushe Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Cintinatl, Deo, 1'.'. Jiujor ITcisclimann today
refused to rcccdo from his promise to grunt a
permit for a wire (l.-ht at icngcrfcst ball be
tween February 1 and 44 between Jeffrie and
either Ituhlln, Sharkey or Vlttslmnions. A dele
gation of Methodist ministers called on the
mayor to protest, but he refused to rcvunsldei
bis determination to penult the tight.
It Is Contended That Scranton Can
Not Stau In the Tlilrcl Glass Even
if it Is Anxious to Do So.
Someone Opposed to Scranton Re
maining in the Third Class or
Some Third Class City That Aims
to Enter the Second Class May
Place Difficulties in the Way o
Raising the Population Limit of
Third Class Cities It Can Be Dona
Legally if the Governor Can Be In
duced to Be Busy at Things Othes
Than the Certification of Scran
ton's Census Figures Until After
the Limit Is Raised State Poli
tics Begin to Figure in the Affair,
In an early article on the second
class city situation, Senator William
Kllnn. of Pittsburg, was eiiioted as say
ing that there would be no difficulty
experienced in raising the population
limit of third-class cities, so as to keep
Scranton from going Into the second
This opinion was generally accepted
here und no one rose lo question It,
until It became to be quite evident that
sentiment was crystallizing in opposi
tion to the transition and the practica
bility of avoiding the transit was close
ly considered.
It is now a very debatable question
as towhether Scranton can avoid going
into the second class, no 'matter how
much it should wish to avoid it. No
less an authority than Senator J. C.
Vaughan doubts tho possibility of pre
venting the transit, and Attorney Ira
H. Burns, who has given the second
class city question as much, if not
more, attention thun any other local
lawyer, shares Senator Vaughan's mis
givings. The difficulty, as they see It, is that
some one from this city who favors the
transit, or some other thlrd-'eiutfs-ctty
with second-class city ambitions which
its population Indicates will be realized
at the next census, may defeat the re
classification scheme In the legislature,
or, falling In this, take the matter up
to the Supreme court and assail its
constitutionality. .
Governor's Certification.
It is safe to say that the governor.-)
certification of the census returns,
which makes Scranton a second-class
city, will have been received by our
city before the legislature could pass
and the governor sign a re-classltlca-tlon
act. This would place Scranton as
solidly in the second class as if It had
been there from the very Inception of
second-class cities, and those who
might be opposing the expansion of tho
third-class city population limit would
be on hand with the claims that an at
tempt was being made to effect retro
active legislation and speclul or local
legislation, the latter calm finding a
base on the fuct that it was Intended
for one city alone.
Pittsburg had the population limits
changed five years ago for the purpose
of preventing it from going out of tha
second and Into tho llrst class. The
maximum population limit for second
class cities at that time was 300,000.
Pittsburg foresaw that it would pass
the 300,000 mark at the next census,
and not wishing to become a compan
ion of Philadelphia In 'he first classJit
caused a re-classlficatlon to be mt,3e,
which made tho boundary between sec
ond and first-class cities 500,000. Pitts
burg's population Is shown to bo 300,
000, and consequently It can remain In
tho enjoyment of the laws which wero
passecf especially for it.
If tho governor could bo prevailed
upon to withhold his certification of the
census figures until after ho has signed
a new classification uct that -would
have lSn.OOO as tint population bound
ary between third and second-class
cities, tho transition of Sciimton would
be ns successfully forestalled us was
that of Pittsburg,
The Proposition.
Does Scranton want to halt tho trails
itlon, and, if it does, can tho governor,
without being guilty of nn Indlsctetlon,
withhold the certification until Scran
ton has had tlmo lo amend the clas-sl-llcatlon
act, or at least nmlto tho at
tempt? In answer to tho first part of tho
question, sufficient Is It to refer the In
qulier lo tho opinions expressed In thu
letters now appearing In Tho Tribune.
As to the second part of tho question,
tho law is Itself an unswer:
"Whenever Itshull appear TiyanyHueh
census that any city of tho second or
third class has obtained u population
untitling It to an advance In classifi
cation, as herein prescribed, It shall bo
tho duty of tho governor to certify tho
fact accordingly, which certificate shnll
bo entered at lurge upon thu minutes of
the councils, etc."
As will bo t-een by this, It is discre
tionary with tho governor as to when
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Washington, lice. 12. Forecast for
4- eailcrn Pennsylvania! Fair, warmer -f-
4- Thursday; rain or tuow at night on Fri-
f day; colder Friday; frcth to brisk south-
4- westerly winds Thunday. .,
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