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SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1000.
6enate Will Devote Greater Part
ot Its Tlrr.3 to the Hau-
SENATOR LODGE HOPEFUL
Expects to Secme nn Agieement to
Vote Upon the Treaty Before the
Holiday Adjournment Nothing
Save the Elver and Haibor Bill
Thieateus the House Individual
Suspension Day Dlstilct of Col
Di Exclude Win- fiom Tin' WMiitnl I'll v
Washington. Dec. 1C Tho senate will
devote the greater pail of It.s time this
week to conl(lcrntlon nl the Hay
PtiunceYott tieaty, if it should he nec
essary to do so hi order to get tin- i.itl
fleation involution acted upon, and In
case there is any sm plus time it will
lie devoted to the eonsldeiatlou of the
tdilp subsidy bill. Xone of the tippin
IPiiatlon bills can he lepoitnl to the
senate in time for (onsldciation dm lug
thi" ueok or until utter the hollduvs
and the same may bo .said ol the aimv
1)111. Theie will he an i-rfoit mude to
repot t the army bill dining the week
and it may be successful, but It cannot
possibly be taken up hefoie the senate
convenes after the holiday. Senator
X.,odge Is veiy hopeful ot .seeming an
agieement tomoirnw to ote upon the
tieaty before the holiday ndfout anient
next Fiiday. The pn'sent piogranmv
of the opponents of the iieaty is to
have Senatois Money speak tomouow
tind other .senators of the opposition in
t-uccession. A number or speeches hno
been promised on the subsidy bill, If
In the House.
Under the concurrent tesolutlnn al
ready passed, the house will adjourn
over the holidays on Fihlny. The week
in the house is not llkelv to be Impmt
nnt, unless the liver and haibor appio
prlatlon bill should be luKen up Wed
nesday or Thuisday. Theie has been
no decision upon this point, however,
the bill not ha inpr been 'vt lepoited to
Tomoirow is Individual suspension
day under the rules, hut only a In ief
time w ill bo occupied u Ith stisuonsion
lmslness. Scvotul bills to divide judic
ial districts and the Lauuhan Texas
claim bill probably will be passed. The
3 emalnder of the day, under an onler
made yestercay, will be ilootcd to the
consideration of pilvato pension bills.
Tut sday has been set aside foi the con
sideration of Distiict of Columbia busi
ness. PIVE MORE VICTIMS.
Bodies of School Giils Aie Taken
from the Ruins at Fredonia.
Itv Inclusive AViri; from Tne .sociitccl Piosn
Duukiik, Doc. J 6. Bodies of five moie
viotlms of the Normal si hool Hie weie
recovered today, making siv Hint have
been taken fiom the luhis. Those loun 1
today weie charred beyond leeognition,
ns was the one previously leeovoied.
Workmen, while lemming debris,
found the lle bodies at tlie foot of a
hie-escape. They weie piled aoioss
i'iuIi other and binned beyond lecog
nltlon. A ring: upon the finger of one or the
bridles gives a hope that It miiv be
identified, but theie Is nothing by
"which tho othcis can possibly be dis
tinguished. HARMONY IN COAL TRADE.
Closer Alliance Between Anthracite
Interests Expected as a Result of
By Exclusive Who frirn The Associated Picsi
Philadelphia, Doc. lfi. The pui chase
by J. P. Moigan & Co. of the Penn
sylvania Coal company in the Interest
of the Kile llnllro'itl Is looked upon
in anthtacite circles in this city us
but incidental and piollmlniiry to a
still greater and closer alliance be
tween tho authiarlto intcitsts.
It Is said that the next move of the
Moigan Inleiests will bo to purchase
tho anthiaclto Intel osts of Covo Pron.
fc Co,, In the Ilnzleton field, and that
seveial offets for tho pioperty liavo
alieady been made.
CONVICTED OF RIOT.
Hard Tought Cnso in tho Akion, 0.,
By Exclusive Who fiom Tin' Asoi lated Picm
AKion, O.. Dec. 10. Walter Viall, a
juoniluent fanner ot this (utility, was
today convicted of participating in tho
tint of August 2J lust. It was tho bald
est fought of any of the tlfteen cusus
that have been tiled up to date.
Twenty-two of the, licit cases liavo
now been disposed of, bov'en of the i Int
el s having pleaded guilty mid convic
tions having been secuied in each ot
the fifteen eases tiled. Fourteen Indict
ments i cumin to bo disposed of at thu
next teim ofylio court,
Killed by a Tiain.
rty KiiluiiU' Wilis licin 'llio AtauiUtul J'umi,
( liiinlieikbuig, I'i.i l'. HI .leu ml ill Khoad.
male, onto u prmiiliiinl wealthy buslutvi nun
cf tills place, was ktiucK .ml hilled by u
fuUlit train on tliu Philadelphia 4ml Itcadt'ii;
railroad near hero tmluv, Itlio ttlm ne w.w u
btchcloi, ufdl US. Ills nilnd Imamc wnii :.lut
nttritcd by lliuuclal icvcihih boiril .Miirs n(,n.
'I mlu y lie fctcpcl fiuiu tin' back win n llir ru
Kln'icr lAcvt Iho ulilntlo, hut rtliUntb cuii(aci
he stepped luck ukiiIii nod js tlnuk. Hit
bead vm iruthnl .ind ho Hml hut an hour.
Dy HchbiK Mro fiom The AwotUtuI t'irt.
New York, Dee. JU.l.leutriiaiit llolu-on ,di
rettlrtr comfortahly lod.iy ami lilt inndltlun is
rciy firorublo for hl iecoci, IIiohuIi liU
phyl( lns' Miy tlut at CH-at ho will not In- aide
to leatc tUo hciltat for ut Icajt tlitce uceu.
ACTIVITY IN IL0IL0.
American Troops Moving Noithward,.
Large Numbers of the Natives
Swear Allegiance to the
By KmIikIvo Wire from 'I lie Aocliicd I'rcM.
Manila, Dec, H!. Advices ftom Hollo,
Island of Panay, loport that the
American troops have been moving
northward and west waul foi seveutl
days and that detachments of the
Sixth, eighteenth and Twenty-sixth
regiments hnvc been In action near their
stations. The Insuigcnt losses during
the last ten davs have heon Hm- killed,
several wtiunilnd and forty taken pris
oners. Tile Ameilenns hni' lost two
killed and tluee wounded. Large
nunibets ol the natives, howeer, aie
swelling iilleglanc In the I'nlted
In aiious lecent attai ks nnd expe
ditious In fc-uulht'in lai.on the insur
gents hue lost fight killed, seven
wounded and about twenty eaptuied.
'I'he Anui leans hae lost one killed
and two wounded (ieueial Whciitnni
lepurts that l.'.O unlives liave enteied
Calanao for ieglsii.it Ion
Hendeison and Rowland Hanged for
the Murder of Baiber Simons.
A Witness Becomes insane.
fl I. Mlu, ii' Hm- fiuiu l tic V-nciitr,l I'rcss
Owensboio, ICy Dee. It!. Jim Hen
derson and Hud How land, ncKioes, weie
handed at S o'clock tonlsht in the jail
yaid at Koekpoit. Inch, by n mob ot
live hundied peisons. Uendeion and
How land wajlaid, inuideitd and then
lobbed H, S. Simons, u white 'juibi".
eaily this nioiniim.
The two men weie .sus.p -c l d and ui
rcsted. and by the aid of 1 lib ndnniiiid
their Kullt was established. Hendeison
was shot to death In his cell and then
hung, (lowland eoiilessed hetoie liewas
stitinc; up The bodies weie afleiwaid
llddled witli bullets.
The negi nes' letiiri. Simons, was
waylaid and nuudeied In the most
buital mannei one su,ne lioin the
main stuel of the city, as he was ro
inir to his home Horn his baibei shoo
at '2 o'clock this nioii.hiK. Af was eus
tom.uv with him. he cniei 11t le
eeipts of the day at his plucc ol busi
ness. The ncBioes weie avaie of this
and evidently laid their plans ncco cl
Inslv. Cioiiehlnt? behind a fence, llvy
awaited thcli victim and Jumped fiom
their place of concealment and at
tacked him fiom behind, sti Ileitis hi.n
ovei the head with a heavy dub with
a laise nail diiven ntu the end ol It.
Although teiilhlv beaten, Simon made
a despeiate llyhl, and his 1 mS and
stuiBBlis soon attiaitnd two Inns who
went lo his assistance, but thev weie
a moment too late, the victim ol iho
two netrioe liavlnpr succumbed to th"
tenible beating, l.ilus dead at tlieli
teet. The 111111 dei cms then diove the
would-be icsiueis away and .uconi
pllshed theli oioKinal design that of
robhciy seem inpr a 1ms coutalninp;
soniPthln? over K4f fiom the prostiate
loun ot theli victim, and made their
Walter Kvans, one of the jounp; men
who attempted to sue Simons' II to and
who atteiwaids assisted' in leniovliiK:
the dead man's lemains to ids home,
was Kieatlv alteeted and almost suf
feud neivous collapse, '1'oninht he wit
nessed the liichiiis" and is now a tav
The dead man's vlle Is piostiated,
and it Is believed she will die Mom the
shock. Hollle Simons came lieie fiom
Vlnslow, Ind tluee ye,u;s ncjo, and
was a populai youiiK man.
Officials at Washington Are at Loss
to Understand the Reasons for
the New Turn of Altaiis
Ilj l',clii-.le Who fiom thu Assoilitcil 1'rft.i.
Pekln, Dec, 11!. Dollnlto intiti no
tions, .suppleiiieutinp; vcMlei day's coni
niuniealiou fiom London, have been
lecelvtd by Sir Kniest Mason Sntow,
the lliltlsh minister, and he now de
mands a inodlllcatlou of a point In
the Joint nolo which thu fniclKii en
oys Bcneial legaid as Important.
This means further delay, as all the
ministers must communleutc anew'
with their teapectlve Kovcinments.Jttst
what is thu mum i of the objection
lalsed by Client Hi it. (In thu mlnlstei.s
decline to say, bill they admit that
the new demand will Involve a Rood
deal moie dlplomutio proe'duie,
AVashlnKton, Dec, 10. Oillclals hoio
are at a loss to undei stand tho rea
sons for the important modification
in tho lolnt Chinese note which It Is
leported tho Hiltth minister to I'eklu
is to demand hefoie sisnlnir that docu
ment ptepaiatoiy to Its piesentatlon
to the Chinese plonlpotnitlatles. They
have no infoiiuatlon on tho subject,
ns nothlnt,' has beuu heaid fiom Mr.
C'oiisfr on the matter for somo days,
Tho undeistandiiiFr hoio has been that
Xw Joint note as airiwl upon by tho
envoys was in the main satisfactory
lo tho Ihltlsh governniPiit. She sim
ply desired a slight amendment, sal.l
to bo In the nnturu of a mete uliamj.
In stylo of language to be used lather
than any amendment to tho scope of
tho agieement, Tills did not conflict
wllh any of tho pilnclnles held nut
for by our government, Huelj belnu
the case, It was conlldently I'Miectel
tho slguatuie of tho Ihltlsh minister
would bo piomptly ntltxed to tho
agreement nnd the note piesented to
the Chinese ut an early day.
Dy i:tliiihc Wire from 'llio Aviuciatcd I'iCnj,
'Iho llDRi.e, Pee. 1. la leply to a dejpaldi
from liund Ilapldf, Mich., Inv llltiir lilm In tho
I'lillcl hluli-H, Mi, Kiu.'er hat wind that lie lui
not arrbMl at any di'ihdun ullli tegard tu la
Theu Surround and Take 120 ot
Brabant's Horse in a Detile
in the Zastron District.
Colonel Bloomfield Moves on Vry
heid and Defeats the Boers with
Heavy Loss Battle Lasted All
Day, the Enemy Retlies at 7.30
in the Evening.
fly r.Mliudie Wire fimn Hie Avochlfd I'n-i
London, Dee. 17. Tho following dis
patch has been lecelved by the war
utile e fiom l.oid Kitchener:
"Pietoila, Dec. IT.. Five olllceis and
IHO men, Magallesberfr prloneis, have
"The Hoeis siuioimi'cd and catituicd
lid of Hiabant's Hoise in a l-'lllo In the
"t'olonel J'.loonilleld, moving on Viy
held, deleated the Hoeis with lieav v
loss, diiving them tmin Scheepei's Nek
and eaptuilng a imntltv ol aims. The
Sclieepets Nek nioVHtiicut oeclliied De
"Tile llni'is who allacked Vulieid,
Decembei 10. lost 1 0ft killed and wound
ed befoie they ictiled. The flKhtln"
lusted all day, the enemv drawing off
at 7.IS0 p. in. The lliltlsh loss was sK
killed, nineteen wounded and thiitv
ml'shm. Oui casualties include two
olllcers. who dlt d ol their wounds."
Wiling fiom Pretoila yesterdav (Sun
duv), l.oid Kitchener, aftei aim mne
lug that the it leased piNoneis have
in lived at ltusteiibei, savs that the
Iloei foiee divided into two petitions,
one moving south and the other west.
Boers at Amsterdam.
Ileilln. Dee Hi. Areoidlng to the
' laiknl Ali'-eiger. tlft t'ape Colonv
Hoeis, no. In Amstridam, with their
lamillcs hive been gianted a teimls
slon to settle in Geimiin Southwest
AM lea, tile (in man government hav
ing lusl assented to the mu chase of(
land hv them in Dim.iiia laud n I
(iicil Namatiuln Inn 1 The Hoeis will
leave Amstei dam. Janiiai.v ,i.
THE HAZING COURT
Qeneial Biookc Is Chosen Piesldent.
The Investigation Will Begin at
Busted, the Home of Booz.
11 lAclibivc NV in hum llii Vs-cmtiii 1'ie-i
Xi , Yolk. Dec. Ill The mllitaiv
i oui I ot infiiii.v which vsas appulnto 1
by the iceielaiy ol w.ir to investlgit'
tne c,iucs leading lo tile death ot
Oscar I.. Wont, the West Point cadet.
who is alleged to have been subjected
i lo buital hazing' by his cla-mates,
oi -aiuired at a meeting held tit Ouv-
einors Island vesterdny. Mnjot-tipn-
eial John H. Hiooko, commanding
liie Depai tment ot the' Fust, was
I made pi evident by his colleagues:
j Bilgadlei-Oeneial Alfud l". ila'es,
I ii.'vma-dei-geneinl of the army, and
Milgadlei-Genei.il John W. Clous,
I judge ndvocale-geneial.
I "The couit," fienoial Uiooke said,
"will begin its Investigations at Iliis-
tol, Penn., on Monday moiniug. The
cadet, Hoo, lived at Hii'-tol, and it is
Mom that place that the chaiges of
hazing emanated. As it Is tne puiposa
of the court to prosecute this matter
tiioioughly and to the very bottom,
It U apparent that wo should begin
our work at ihlstol, and endeavor to
discover the actual cause of the young
men's death. Having ascertain. d
that, the coutt will then go to "West
Point, and will make a rigid inquiry
Into the whole question of hazing,
and the clicumstances which aio al
leged to have led to the death of
West Point, N. " .. Dec. lfi. Con
tra! y to expectation, tho court of In-
liiliy appointed to Investigate the al
leged fatal hazing of Cadet Oscar U
Uno7. did not iinlve hoio today. Pub
l'shed dispatches fiom Washington
yesterday Intlmatud that the coutt of
inquiry would begin its Investigations
tit West Point this morning. Accom
modations weie jut pared for the court
in the new Academy building, but as
the day advaneed without any com
muuleatlon being itceived ftom tho
mpiubers of tho commlttte, the In
lereneo was diawn by the uutliuiitlc
of the Academy that tho inquiry
would of necessity be postponed until
Monday. It Is understood thai when
the com t convenes tho cadets of tro
fltst and second clnsses will be call d
upon to testify. The ptesent second
class, which numb.ii s sixty-eight
mombeiH, vvete the classmates of
' Ilooz, while in the Out elabs aio
I manv students who aio said to have
wltppsspd tli'i fight between Uooz and
Iho cadet who challenged him to light.
No attempt Is made to hldo the Iden
tity of thu cadet wllh whom Uoos
fought. Frank Keller, of Missouri,
now ot the llrst class, js ireeiy men
tioned as the opponent In tho battle
of Ustlcuffs. It Is nsseiti'd, howover,
that theie was teally no light between
tho tw;o, Inasmuch as Poo-, ) of used
to jnit up his hands, and that his ob
vious disinclination to ptoeeed with
tho fight led to the declining off of
tho combat befoto oven It was bo
sun. II ' W I I
Miss Paulding Engag
Hy r.xelulc Who from The Associated t'rew.
Washington, Dee. JO. At a dinner glviti last
night by Senator Pepew und Jlil Paulding, in
honor of Ouvunoi-eleet Odell, of .New orls, and
Mrs. OJcll, thii t-cnator ui.noumtd the ilisige
ment of Miss Paulding tot ill. John IMie, Uni
ted States navy. .Miss Paulding Is the niece ct
Senator Oepeu, and lias liten the inUtrtiu of lil.s
homo In Washington. Mr, Kdl U tho ton of I he
late John II. IMie, of IhU city, and u gruduato
of tlw naval auidtni- In tho clasi of UW.
LEDGER'S COAL ARTICLE,
Anthracite Trodo Is Very Active.
Miners on Eull Time,
lly i:cluolu Vlre from The Atwoclitctl Pre?.
Phlladplphla, Dec. 10. Thu Ledger In
Its coal article toinortovv will say:
Tho anthracite coal trade Is ver ac
tive. The mlneis are engaged In work
ing full time nnd the output Is being
pushed to the largest figures known at
this season, so that It will be a record
December. The trade fell back In ton
nage In September and October, owing
to the strike, so that It began the
month of December with an output of
about 2,500,1)01) tons behind the same
period last year. A good dftil of this
loss w HI be nindo tip by the way thai
mining is now bulng pushed and the
niatkct Is taking all the coal that can
be delivered. Hut a compaintIvcl
small amount is golnpc west, as lake
navigation is closed and the shipments
me now nearly all to the seaboard.
Theie aie cofiiplalnts of car shoitnges
in various reasons, but, subject to the
limitation, the various companies aie
moving all the coal theli facilities will
enable them lo can. v. There is conse
quently a very favorable outlook and
a good feeling thtougliout the Made.
ELKES AND M'FARLAND
WIN THE BICYCLE RACE
Will Receive the Prize of $1,000.
The Racers Suffer fiom the Ef
fects of the Strain.
11 I.m lll-IM Will' (nun I lie Vvmiilil I'leit
New Vol It, Dec. 1 Kikes and lie-
F.uland, Hi st; Pieice and MeKiichei n,
second: (lougolitz and Shuai, third.
That was the lesult of the sl-dav hi-
cycle uce that was finished at .Madi
son Squat e (inrdeti tonight. It was a
plashing llnlsh. ftougolltz. MeFarland
and Pieice weie the three men of the
twont.v -eight who entered to cross the
tape. OougolIU was a length ahead of
McF.it land and the latter was an open
length ahead ot Pi 'ice. The lact that
nougollw and Slni.it had been a lap
behind since Monday put this team in
tbiid place. Then men weie the onlv
leinaining lepiesentathes of the four
teen teams that stinted at live mill-
tiles after midnight on last Montlav.
They weie HIT miles and 7 laps behind
the rectnd, but it had been a killing
I ace I rum the stai t.
The pi i::os olfeied hv the manage
m nt weie M.3AD foi the tn st team,
then Loup, Kr.n T'nii, Win, 2i)ft, 13d.
Thi four teams net to the tluee that
finished will be given the money
awaided fin theli places. These four
teams aie Ki"r and Uv-cr, Fisher and
PiLileiltk. Wallet and Stinsnn, Bab
i in K .mil Aionson. Till . lie and Glmin
weie lewarded lor their tiding bv a
niesent. The seme loi acli twonlv-
foius houis of the lace was: .ll miles, .
1 lap: IS I. ours, 9tio miles, I! lans: 7."
hums, i,!04 miles, 1 lap: 'Hi bonis, l.sZ" !
miles, I laps; l'(i boms, 2 J(!4 miles, 7
laps: til bouts, J,i!2s miles, 7 laps The
llll.ll si imp w.ts.
I Ike-, .Hid Vlil.iilind J,,,.'-. 7
I'lirii' mil Vh I iihiiu J.liJ-. 7
(,i,iurulil ..ml sunn J,i,j5 C,
lllll .mil ltci J.i t
ll-illtl Tllll I'lUltlltk J 'ill 'I
W illu .iml stln.,,, J, Mi 1
llllliiiik Mill limv u I.i'.'l 7
The foimei huh' was l',7S! miles, 4
The si-d.iy blejclo i.kois weie to
day suffeilng sevotely fiom the effects
i of their haul lldlng. So seveie has
lieen the test upon tlieli systems, nai- I
tlculailv their neives, that sleep was
almost an impossibllit for some of
tlieni last night after the conclusion of
the i ace. Most of them icnaiied to a
Tmklsh bath, whole they leniained
until today. Mcrmland is in a much
worse condition than the others, owing
to his fail Satuiday afternoon, when
he seveielv injuied his ilglit knee. It
gave him eonsideiable tiouhle today,
and he spent most of the day In his
j Oougoltz Is at tiie New York hospital, '
but expects to be out In a couple of
days. Dikes' mannger stated that his
man was in far the best condition of
the lot and that ho had slept well nil
night until 11 o'clock this morning,
when he arose and pat took of a hcuty ,
bieukfast. He a'ceounted for Kikes'
good condition bv saying that Kikes
iiiiii noi ueen kivuii uny uiui;h or
stimulants of any kind. Tuivllle nnd
Aronson, who weie taken to the hos
pital on account of injuiles teeeived,
are doing as well as could be expected,
and will piobably be out in a few days.
INDIAN SCOUT KILLED.
"Little Bat" tho Victim of a Bar
11 inclusive Who Imni llio Aiioi Mini Puns,
Crawfoid, Neb., Dec.lC Haptist Gnr
nler, an Indian scout, was shot and
killed etuly this morning by James
Hague Wootd, manager of a saloon,
during a dispute ovei a bar bill. Wood
Oainier, who was known all over the
west and especially among aimy men
ns "I.lttle Hat," was a feat less Indian
scout, He (list came Into inominence
for services lendeied General Ciook,
and nftotwaid lendeied distinguished
service In all the big Indian wai.s. Gar
nlor had lately held the position of
chief olllepr In the government aeeiet
set vice at Fort Iloblnson.
HAD NO FRIENDS;
PLEW OUT THE GAS.
Hv l.xilibite Wlio ficni Thi' Ahsoclatcd I'usj.
I.jii(iuttr, I'i.i . HI A. If. Uencdlct, aitul
21 i ad, vvhn wjs ciupkoid .it IjivJNvIIIl', tlili
i . nnii), and tcmii to lute lull no fricudj licit
aliout.s, wxh fnui.d ib'Jil in a icioni at the Cooper
house, Ihls tit, thU inuiiiliifc'. lie ugUtiroil at
the hotel uhout inldiilKht Situnl.n . Iliac "J
no i villi nee tli.it lio' intended to loimnlt miielde
mid it id helloed tlut he iyiioiantly blew out
the tsas when ho retirul.
Murder nnd Suicide,
lly i:.ulikUo lio from The Asiodated l'ie3.
CirlUlo, Ta., Per, 1C Willi mi I), Uebok.acod
0, formeily u proinliicnt iiuiclunt of .SenhurK,
this (ounly, u.u tliol while in ln ant lat
nl;lit and iiutantly killed. ' It U not known
vvhtlhcr Ilia death u the refill of murder or
tuieide. Mi. Itihok's own gun m used. It
was found Ijlnfc- fifteen teet from I lie Iwily, An
inquest will ho held.
TO BE DRAWN
fln Important Announcement Made
bu Deputy! Attorned
CAN BE OVERCOME
Tliere Is, He Says, Not One Chance
in a Hundred That Scianton Can
Avoid Becoming a Second Class
City Theiefore He Urges That
Our Citizens Accept the Situation
Giacefully nnd Proceed to Take
Ptnctical Steps to Get the Best
Results Possible Out of the In
evitable. Aeeoidlng to Deputy Attorney Gen
eial Flelt., tlie opinion pi ev alls at
Hurilibutg among the lepiescntative
lawets who have given consideration
to th subject that theie Is not one
ihante la a hunched toi Scianton to
pi event Its unity into the second class
of cities. .or does Mr. Pleitz concur
in tlie opinion ot those who aie advis
ing that an ell'oit should be made to
keep out of -the second class. In dis
cussing the subject Satin day with a
Ttlbune leporter, Mr, Fleltz said:
"1 have followed with Interest the
letters, interviews and comments print
ed In the vaiious pipers on tlie subject
of Scrnnton's pi emotion into the second
class of titles, and It seems to me that
the discussion has become theoretical
lather than practical. The plain ti nth
of the matter, looking nt the conditions
as they exist, is that Scianton cannot
esiape a second-class government and
might much better accept the inevit
able gracefully, and ptepare to make
the best of It. Nor do I believe that
the transition will justify the pessimis
tic loiebodlngs of some of our cltUens.
Whether the machinery of government
be of one kind or another, the losults
of government, as everybody knows,
depend almost entirely upon the chat -inter
of the men op"iatlng that m.i
eliineiy, and upon the nveiage senti
ment and intelligence ot the people who
select thoe men.
Men the Main Problem.
"Peionallv I am a ITeneVIM'Tn the
centralization of executive atithoiity
and lesponslbllity in the mayor, believ
ing that his position enables the people
to keep a watchful ee upon him nnd
get ;it him when they want to. Hut
whether the diteetlon ot exetuthe at
laiis in our city be centralized in a
niavor or vested hugely In a diiector of
public safely, a diiector of public
works, a committee of councils or tlie
whole body of (ountlls, the question ot
getting good government still i everts
to the kind of public opinion which Is
lellected in the ward or city primaries.
Theie is no doctrine moie thoroughly
established in expoiience than that in
a tepresentative government, like our
own, the people can have just as good
and clean tin administration of their
public affaiis as thev ate willing to put
Into power and uphold.
"But there Is another leason why I
favor Bcianton's cheerful acceptance of
the second class inevitable. Much has
been said about the liability ol expos
ing our city government to tho ups
and downs of factional inti Igues origin
ating in Allegheny county. An impres
sion exists that Seranton Is too feeble
to keep up in the piotection of Its own
Intel ests with the men who represent
the intetests of Plttsbuig and Alle
gheny. Tlie claim is made that if it
entered the second class Scianton
would be lost in the political shuttle.
This niffument would be paralleled If a
boy just entering manhood slum Id de
cline to accept the lesponslbillties of
his growth toward maturity, and should
insist upon his patents clothing him In
long knlckeibockeis and continuing
him In the juvenile class. Heio wo
have ovei a hundred thousand iieoplo
and the proposition is that because we
fear to accept tho responsibilities of
our growth we must remain In the
municipal class with Titusville and
Lock Haven, communities which would
htudly mnke, In population, a lespect
able ward. My Idea, since you ask mo
to expiess It frankly, Is that all this
kind of talk is unfounded; that It does
no good: that whether we like it or not
wo must become a second-class city,
and that the senslblo way to go at this
thing Is to make up our minds to bring
out of 'the second-class situation the
very best lesults possible, giving our
best eneigles to it, and trying to find
out whether theio aio not ways nnd
means to secuio tho legislation lespect
Ing second-class city government which
will meet our necessities and facilitate
New Charter Being1 Dtafted.
"In this connection I want to say
that tho municipal ring which has
fastened Itself upon tho vitals of the
city of Pittsburg and which Is mainly
lesponslblo for tho objectionable feat
ures of tho system under which Pltts
buig In governed, Ih today tottering on
the blink of jiolltlcal destruction. Tho
relief which the responsible tnx-piylnpr
element ot Pittsburg has long sighed
for Is near at hand. I violate no con
fidence hi saying that an act for the
complete revision of the second-class
city charter, with proper location and
centralization of authority, Is being
drafted along lines which I believe
would bo entirely satisfaetoiy to ths
Intelligent Judgment of Scrantonlaus,
and this act will be submitted to the
Incoming legislature, not only with the
upproval of the city of Allegheny,
whose needs and wishes me very simi
lar to those of Scrauton, but also with
a support from the substantial busi
ness Interests of Pittsburg which will
go very far toward commending It to
the favorable consideration of the gen
eral ussembly. Instead of filling the
air to no practical purpose with more
or less fanciful lamentations over the
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Wthor InJIcatlons Todar.
FAIR UNO COLD.
1 Ocnei ll Deputy Attorney Oitienl I'lrlt li
Sccnml-cliiM City I.etfUhllon.
Torecnvt of the Week In CowcreM.
dermm Training Ship founder (lit flllnil-
itorw Cipln-e a Itclichincnl of Itriilnnl'n
2 Cnrbondale's Cutliolli (iiiiuh Hrcledk.iteil.
IMitor ot the Siruiiloiilin Tried to lnllnil-
ihti' the Jlluu Worker. '
a I.oeal seventh Antibemry of lilm l'atk
ltd. foiirtne) riMi' Cxiwrirtirr ' IV"".
.Vule and Comment.
fi biKid HUloi of ii l.onir I'mitdif oui War,
ItiMiills nt siiuiilti'x Counclliii.Hilr Primaries
ll 1 Mill Weil SeMiiton mil Niliiirlnti
7 (itiiti ll Vortlii iilrm PintiM h.inf i Xiws.
Financial nnd Coimmulil.
8 !.nr,d Tlie Win Id ot bihor.
supjiosed disadvantages of our city's
piospec'lvo change, would It not be
much nioi e ptnctical, and much more
In keeping with Scianton enterprise, to
tnko measures to join with a commit
tee of lepiescntative citizens of Pltts
buig and Allegheny In a detailed study
of tho question of sectmd-eiass charter
icvlslon, to the end that piuctlcal con
eiirienco may be reached among the
tluee cities upon the geneial lines of a
basis of government covering the main
icciuliements of each city?
Time to Act.
"The time diaws near when some
thing moie than miscellaneous conver
sation will be required in this matter,
and for my part I should like to sec
Scranton stand up bravely under Its
new responsibilities nnd take hold In
a manner to lnciea.se its renown and
influence in our commonwealth. I am
sure that if this spirit shall be evinced,
together w 1th practical common sense
in the selection of men and mensuies
lor vfcorking out the new problems, a
few yeais hence will see our city hap
pily settled In the new regime and com
manding moie than ever tho good will
and esteem of the other cities of Penn
sylvania." HERE'S ANOTHER
Cutlery Establishment of George
Felton on Penn Avenue En
tered Late Saturday Night.
The cutlery stoic of Geoige Felton
til ll!i Penn avenue was broken Into
late riatuiday night by ti butglar or
burglais unknown and had It not been
for the loud balking of the clog owned
by a family living above the store the
intiuclei.s would have sec tired a huge
amount of boot v.
Entry was elfetted fiom the war. thu
lower panel being cut out of the door
anil tho nefariously Inclined visitor
then slipping thiough the opening thus
Two watches, twelve ta.oi.s and si v
eial pocket knives weie seemed. Tho
burglary was discoveied at 11.4ri o'clock
by a man living in the war of the
storo, who, on coming home for tlie
night, saw the huge hole In the half
open door. The shop was dosed at 11
o'clock and the buiglary must then
have occuired in the forty-five minutes
which elapsed between.
Duiing this time tlie loud barking
of ti dog was heaid and this, It is
thought, frlghtoned away tho late visi
tor. The police were notilled and on
examining the premises dlscoveied a
tough glove lying on the floor of Hip
stoics and also found a new knife with
a broken blade. It was Idpntltled as
one of the stoies knives and had evi
dently been broken by the burglar at
tempting to use It as a tool with which
to open new fields.
The police nie of the belief that the
biuglary was committed by a young
boy, or maybe a pair of lads, as the
opening made In the door Is of too
small dimensions to admit a man of
any bulk. The watches stolen were
one Yankee nickel-plated case watch.
No, 29UGG6, and one Eclipse nlckol
plated case watch, No. 2S13421, three
Felton razors and'nlne razors of other
HAGEN TOOK ADVANTAGE.
Prisoner Makes Adroit Escape from
Alderman Millar's Office.
Alderman W. S. Millar placed trust
In mankind Saturday afternoon by
showing clemency In the ease of Wal
ter Ilagon ami neglecting to have a
Hi-pound ball attached to his ankles,
Where Is 'Walter, now? Answer ye
soughing winds, wheru Is Walter?
Walter was tu rested at the instaneo
of one Walsh, on the charge of tlu
fiaudlnghls boniding-housokeeper anil
Judgment was given In favor of tho
prosecutor. Hogen asked that ho bo
given time to obtain bail, and while a
friend went out and hustled lor a
bondsman, Hagen leniained seated
within the railing. .
About 2.30 o'clock Alderman Millar
went into his private oillco, leaving
Hagen alone, When tjio magistrate
returned It was ho in turn who was
alone. Whoio Is Waltoi?
lly Inclusive Who from The Assoclilcd 1'ievt.
l'all liber, Ma&s., Dec, HI. An eailj morning
tire heio ilclr id the bt. Janles hotel, tho
thou ttuie of I'olko roiniiilfeioncr htanton um
department sloto ot tyulini, Woodland & l ,
rciultlns in a loss of IS.UU1! initially insured.
DEATHS OF A DAY,
llv i:cluslve Who fiom llic A&soelated Pteuj.
Carlisle, Pa , Pec. 10. lln-Slierill fieorge n.
Shock, of this county, who ictlred fiom office
tluee jeai'b ago, died ut hl home at Clnirchtown
Chamliersburt,', Dec. 10. Captain John It.
Walker, a union toldltr of thu civil war, a for
mer metnbet ot tho legUlature, died at liU home
in Fannettjliurff this morning from heart failure,
llii wife died from the name trouble a month
ugu. Captain Walker ra CG )ears of age.
The German Friaate Gnelsenau Go&
Down Otf Malaua 65 Miles
East of Gibraltar.
OVER 100 ARE DROWNED
The Training Ship Which Had Been
at Malaga Since Nov. 1 Sinks at
the Entrance to the Port of Mal
aga, Whoro Sho Was About to
Tnke Befuge from a Terrible
Storm many of tho Cadets Seen,
Clinging to the Bigging and Mak
ing Signals Total Loss of Lifo
May Beach 140.
By i:iliuhe Wire from Tho Asdociiitcil Treis.
Mndild, Dec. 1G. Tho German train
ing filgate Gnelsenau bus foundered off
Malaga, sixty-five miles cast northeast
Private despatches say that forty
persons weio drowned.
Tlie tiiieisenau foundered at the en
tiante to the port of Malaga, where
she was about to take refuge from the
teiriblo storm pre ailing. At the pres
ent time only the masts of the vessel
A large number of the cadets can be
seen ftom the shore clinging to the
rigging. They are shouting and sig
naling for help .
The captain and many of the cadeti
have boon di owned. It is believed that
forty who left In ono of the ship's boats
and who have not been seen since, are
The total loss is now thought to bo
no loss than 100. Some despatches say
110. Foity ot those saved aio badly
The tiaining ship had been at Malaga
since November 1, piactlclng with guns
of laise cfillbie. She had been dipvI
ously at Meg.etlor, Morocco.
At HI o'clock this morning a icview
of the cadets was In older. The wind
was extiemely violent and instructions
weie given to stoke up as tapldly as
possible. Rut illicitly mountainous
waves had sttuck the ship, snapping
the anchor chains. Sho was driven
helplessly tow aid the port and sank.
The ciew tlnow themselves into the sea
and tiling to the wieckage, bul the
majority quickly disappeaied.
Captain Kiesthmnnu died at his post.
Thu Malaga life-boat made heiolu ef
forts and lescuecl llfteen, hut the
weight capsized tho boat and twelve
weie. di owned. The other tluee weie
saved by means of lopes tin own lo
Thu jioi t authoiitics saved many of
tlie sallois. The suivivois have been
lecehcd at the hospital, the hotel Do
Ville and piivate houses.
All the the.Ueis in Malaga aban
doned their perfot mantes this evening.
According to the naval pocket book,
the Gnelsenau, which was built at
Dantsie in IS'JT, was nn iion vessel
sheathed with wood, and had a dis
placement of 1VS tons. She was 242
feel !i inches in length and 4 feet 11
inches in tlie lip.ini, hav Ing a mean
diaught of 1!) feet S inches and a e oil
eap.it Ity of 100 tons. Her speed was
11 knots. Het ainianient consisted of
fourteen 5.9 inch Krupp breech-loaders,
two -?i Inch ciuick-fiwis, one boat or
Held gun and seven torpedo tubes. Her
complement was IG1 and she was used
for training boys.
LOST HER PROPELLER.
The White Star Line Steamer Cufio
Towed Into Poit.
By Exclusive W'lro from The Awoclaled t'rrss.
St. Johns, N. P., Dec. 1C The Whtta
Star line steamer Cuflc, ttom Liver
pool. Dec. 4, tor New York, was towed
! to anchorago here at 4 o'clock this
I morning by the Prltlsh steamer Kan
sas City, which sighted the Cutlc, Den.
U, the day the liner lost her jiropeller.
Owing to the ten ilia weather thu Kan
sas City had dlfllculty in coniiettiug
the huvvseis to tow.
Inu one of the attempts Mr. Crosby,
chief ofliter of the Cutlc, was diowned.
The Cufio caules no passengeis.
Piie ill Navy Yard.
fly IXcliishu Wire from 'Iho Afeuclitul Pu
oifolk, Vt.t Die. h.- I lie liuililllig odiipiul
by the lonstiiiction iliinilimnt at the Xntiullc
iiavj .iul his coiupletelv ileilrojcd by Hie I Ida
uiniii'. The Imihlliu iktio.ci contained ill
the iiiiioilniil j ijif re, modi Is and d nii of H13
toiivtiiicllMi ilcpiitmuil, Oui hcuii thousand
ilimliiK-i ""! si)ii,()iKl woilh nf lite nil. tlinliir
weru dodiojid. I os- In building and toiituil)
tmr J0i 1,1 ut), Tho oiiiJn of thu llio h tm
Patilots at Philadelphia,
lly i:cliLsive Win1 fiom iho vs.soclntd I'lewi
Phil nii Mill, Die, 10. On wiUntMliy nevt lha
Vtlliv I'linto Nitlunil I'aik aivwl.itlon Mill hold
IH liit.t innuiitlnii III liiiltieiidiiuu lull. Pii'-irile-.
fiom tho tlilitten mlKiuil fcliln will im
In .ittiiidimi', riliciitliii: Cnlntil.il Daittio,
Datvliltrii f the nierii.in Itevnliitlouir, hiui
fiy nf tho Win ol ISli, IMiulitoro of Iho lletolii
tli'iii ami nihil pililotk. orlrtlm
lb j:tiiulc Alie fiom Tho Associated I'liw.
Slicbt ibogain, WU. Dec, JU 'I ho iinmcn-ii
phut nf ZsiliUUilitf V bond, tanmii, via totally
ditiu)tu by Iho todj), J.ns, $M.0, fully
routed by insurance,
Gov, Wolcott's Condition,
lly Exclusive Who from 'llio Associated 1'teiw.
Iloaton, Pec. liJ. Ponticr (fournor ltofter Wol
cott is bald tn bo listing more comfortably this
evcnlnu: IbJ" ut any time during tho day, Ills
condition 1 icgardcd as veiy iiioiu.
f -f "f f
Wnslilnglon.Dei'. JO. l'orcat for Mon- -f
thy and Tuesday; llastein I'cuuijhanU
lilr Monday and Tuesdty; wanner -V
n.ifiwil-,, , frofcl, nrtrtli tn , .lit ulnita.
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