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SCRANTON, PA., THURSDAY MORNJNG, DECEMBER 20, 1900.
His Opinion Upon Gauses That Have
Led to the Disorganization
of the Party.
ALSO OFFERS A REMEDY
The Culmination of Democratic Woe
Beached When the Rank and File
Were Summoned to So Battle Un
der Banners Bearing Strange Sym
bolsAbandonment of Principles
Followed by Stunning and Stagger
ing Defeat Persistency of Demo
cratic Wanderings A Time for
' fly Exclusive Wire from 'J he Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 19. Former Pres
ident Grover Cleveland contributes to
this weekly Issue of the Saturday
livening Post of Philadelphia an ex
tended article on the "Plight of the
Democracy and the Itemedy," the
copyright of which Is held by the Cur
tis Publishing Company. Mr. Cleve
land begins by reviewing the history
of the party, and he discusses ItH de
feats since 1S64 In detail. In taking
up the question of the present con
dition of the Democracy he says that
Hie success of the party in 1892 was
so decisive and overwhelming that a
long continuance of its supiemacy
was anticipated. Then came the "fal
lacy of free silver," and Populism.
Mr. Cleveland proceeds as follows:
The culmination of Democratic woe was leac hed
when its compact with these un-Hciiionatic;
forces was complete, ami when our rank and
tile were summoned to do battle under limners
which bore strange symbols imd were held iloft
in unfamiliar hands, the result of such ,i bcliunl
was foredoomed. This abandonment of the prin
ciples of true Democracy, this contemptuous dis
obedience of its traditions, and tin-, deliberate
violation of the law of its strength and vi,;or,
by .1 decree as inOTorable as that of fate, followed
by the inevitable punishments of btunning, stag
The disaster of 1S72, invited by similar mad
adventuic, was quickly followed by a return to
the professions and "practices of .ino Denioiiacy.
Hut the client and persistency of our wanderings
in 1806 is illustiatcd in n most astounding- way
iUa wmiiniu.il lMn.o.1 mthv -d'- of out. milt
and discomfiture, tbat n second battle should he
fought on the same field with the same false
war erics and the same leadership that had
brought us to the surrounding gloom of defeat.
Again he says:
Thus in 1000 the lesson of lbOfi was contemptu
ously rejected, and every hope of Demociatie
success was fully cast aside. Again our Iong
fcuffcring rank und flic, who.se lojalty and experi
ence descried better things, were sacrificed, in .1
cause theirs only in name; and again it wai
demonstrated, but more clearlv thin evri bo
fore that the only forces that can win Demo
cratic success are adherence to lecognlzcd Dunn,
ciatic principles and reliance upon Democratic
councils and leadership.
Why should wo not return to these and in their
nanio again achieve ictotics no less glorious
and lenowned than weie oius in the da.vs of
courageous advocacy of our tiuic-houoicd faith?
Are our principles ho shop-woin oi antiquated as
to lequire l ('novation, or their displacement by
others nioic fashionable? There is not an hon
est Democi.it in this bioad land that will on
cotic theo things, nor is time one who would
not hall the proclamation of the old faith with
that lighting enthusiasm that foictokens Demo
cratic triumph. When new conditions arise, our
piinciples must be applied to them; 'but in the
i reed that has guided us tliiough a centuiy of
parly existence we shall find the key to every
Mich application; nor shall we need the lexicon
of Populism to aid us in interpreting this cieed.
Mr. Cleveland touches in turn on
free silver and the federal courts, and
believes that the true Democrats are
against condemning "the geneial gov
ernment for protecting Ithelf in the
exercise of Its functions aualrHt vlp
lent obstruction within a f-tnle."
Further on ho declares:
I believe no Democrat will have the hardihood
to deny that wo have fought our last two cnu
Valgus in alliance with un-Democi.itlo tenet's and
that this alliance was Immense lv ccMly In de
lf.it. Is there not good icisou to suppose thut
i veu In success such an alliance would hive
piovcd unpiolitable and dangoious';
He preaches the return or Democ
racy to Us old faith, saying:
Sincere Demociats of evciy condition und in
eury part of the land icllze that the situation
of the party needs repair, lleotgaiiizatlou is not
necessary; but a return fiom om waiidcWug is
absolutely essential. Let us be fiauk with our
.elves mid candidly acknowledge the futility of
sttcmptlng to gain Deinoeiatlo vlcluiles escipt
In the Democratic cause and thiough Demouatie
methods. Jlecilmliiatlou is woise than uselcst;
and tin) nrrogatlou of wipciior patty vhtuo will
breed only mischief. This is the time for sobsr
thought, toleiJiit language and fiaternal coun
sels. Wo aie dealing with the condition of ,i
party that cannot be dcstiojed by external fix.;
and since its ruin can bo wrought only tiom
within, it should be impel Islublc. Above nit
things, them should be n manly leiiunciatloii and
ivolciancc of undue seitional conliol, Demociacy
will not operate efficiently on sectional lines.
There is much for us to do; and the future
In full of Demociatio duty and opportunity. Our
Ighting foiccs will lespond listlessly and faltti .
Ingly if summoned to a llilul difeat in a atiangu
rsusc; but if they hear the rallying call ef tine
Oemoiiacy tltcy will gather for battle with old
time Democratic enthusiasm and courage,
If I should attempt to epitomize what I hawi
mitten, by suggesting a plan for the rehahllita.
tion anil icstoiation of true Democrat y, l should
mibody it In these words:
Give thu rank and tile a rluiue,
Employes of Wilkes-Barre and Wy
oming Co. make Demands.
By KmIusHo Wlic fiom 'Ilia Auoclatcd Presj,
Wllkis-Hairc, Dec, 11). The finplojc) of tlie
IVilkes-llairu unci Wjoiuing Vulley 'i'laciiou com.
pany have submitted a list of gilcvanci's to the
pfltclal which they.iuk tn have icmedicd.
The principal grievances are long horns without
ixtra pay. The men demand nine hours for a
lay's work and 20 cents for cveiy hour worked,
Base Ball League.
y Exclusive W'lie from The Associated Pies,
Cleveland, Dec. IV. Charles Somers, oho of
lie owners of the ('level uid club, returned from
the cut today. I'ldladdphlj, Washington and
Siltrmorc, he said, will surely be in the league.
WAR IN COLOMBIA.
A Decisive Victory for the Govern
ment in a Two-Day Battlo at
By Rtcluslvc Wire from The Associated Press,
Washington, Deo. 1, The stati1 de
partment has received a cabU-gniiu
from United States Charge d'AITalros
Deuupre, at Bogota, jtutlng that a
great battle has Iipc.ii fought ai f"ilr.'l
dot Point, Magdalene rlvjr, Colombia,
which lasted two ili'.yj and resulted
In a decisive vljiory tiv tlu govern
ment. It la repiii'ted that Cld wrre
killed and many hundreds wounded.
Other victories by the government
forces of the utmost Importance have
The government Is celebrating the
victories, and considers Itself srivatly
strengthened by the success of its
Argument Before the XT. S. Supreme
Court in Porto Rico and Phillip
pines Case Concluded.
By Kxclusivc Wire from The Associated Pres.
Washington, Dec. 19, Attorney Gen
eral Griggs, who yesterday began the
government's presentation before the
United States supreme court in the
cases involving the status of Porto
Uico and the Philippines, concluded
his argument late today.
He closed his speech with a. brilliant
and eloquent peroration. "I am here
in a feeble and humble way," said he,
"to support the legislative and execu
tive branches of the government in
dealing with these momentous ques
tions. Throughout I have felt a serene
confidence that nothing I have ad
vised, nothing the government has
done, has been without its nrece
dents and forerunners from the most
illustrious of our forefathers, fiom
Jefferson, Jackson, Madison, Gallatin
and from the chief justices of the past,
that nothing has ben done but tended
to the great exaltation and extension
of our country and the Improvement
of the people coming under our con
tiol." Instead of seeking strict and
narrow constructions, he said, the
powers of the executive and legisla
tive branches had been so construed
as to give them a wise and safe dis-e-ration,
so that the day would be has
tened when we might give to these
new jieoiiles seir-gcrycrnment. and- to
some pf them lwrhaps a place tn the
galaxy of states.
The court adjourned as soon as Mr.
Griggs finished, and members of the
bar gathered about him to congratu
late htm upon ins able and eloquent
presentation of the government's case.
Mr. Aldrlch will close for the plain
tiff In the Philippine ease tomorrow,
and the ca.se will then be submitted.
WORK OF THE
BOARD OF PARDONS
BeleaseB Recommended Pardons
Refused Cases That Are Under
By KtcIiuivc Wire from The Associated Pres
Harrlsburg, Dec. 19. The board1 of
pardons today commuted the dea'h
sentence of Mai tin Fleming, the In
diana county wife murderer, to life
Imprisonment. This action was taken
on the recommendation of Judge
"W'lte, before whom the case was tried,
and numerous other prominent 111
aens of Indiana county. Pardons were
recommended for Frank Xeale, Arm
strong, arson and breaking jail; Wil
liam DeUiei't, Lehigh, embezzlement;
James Nolan, Philadelphia, m'an
hlaughter: Samuel Sweeney, Lancas
ter, assault and battery; Joseph iMns
ette, Lycoming, felony; Henry K. Klln
gensnilth, Allegheny, felonious as
sault anil battery, and M, Henry, Ly
Taidons were letuscd John Kelly,
Allegheny, butglary; Charles Stram
insky, Schuylkill, aggravated assault
and battery; John MeCoolIck, Lu
Bernp, second degiee murder; WUlluni
Welsh, aggravated assault and bat
tery; Alexander A. Vlszloszky, Al
legheny, embezzlement: John D
Laney, Philadelphia, robbery, and
Patrick P.oardoii, Allegheny, robbiry.
Kehearlngs weie granted In tin
ciu-es of Isaac Leedom, Lebanon, lar
ceny; Kninm l.r.xleben, Philadelphia,
felony; I!. C, Moorhead, Armstrong,
felony: James HcniltlckH, Luzerne,
second degree murder, and Joseph
VendysUI, Montgomery, Indecent as.
sault, A lohenring was refused In the
cases of John Sadler, Westmoreland,
first degiee muider. The.so cases were
held under udvlsement:
Labanna Keker, Armstrong, butg
lary; Paul V. Column, Philadelphia,
forgery; Aaron Jlln, Lebanon, second
degree murder; J. W. McCreedy, Alle
gheny, assault and battery; MIchnol
Darrah, Schuylkill, felonious nrson;
Augustlus Noli!, Lncktnvanna, second
degree murder; Wllllm Costello, Ly
coming, larceny, Jero Croft, LHIr,
fotgery; Mark Thomni Hayes, Pay
ette, first degree muider, and James
Hutherfoid, Philadelphia, felony.
The cai.es of Frank Helms, Philadel
phia, assault and lmtUy, and John
Poycl, Allegheny, horse stealing, were
New York Vice Committee,
By Kxclusive Wiro from Tiio Associated 1'ress.
, New York, Pec. in. At a meetlns todaj of
the lommltlco of nttecn appointed by the cham
ber of commerce to vvoik for the suppression ot
vice in tliU illy, Ihe following officers wiic elect,
edi Chairman, Win, II. llaldvvin; becreUry,
Prof. I.'dn'in It, A. bellsraau, und treasurer, tieo,
Poster Peabody, ,
' ii" m
High Price for. Stock Exchange Seat
Uy Excludve Wire from The Associated prc4.
New York, Her 10. An Incident of the very
acthe business in the stock market U the lil-h
prices asked for mcmbcithlps on the block e
ihaiiKC Today fi.'.OOO a hid for a soat on
thu evehange c.mp.ied with a wlo jtiterday at
M,M, which was the lecoril price
Thlrtu-Flve Gadets Examined as to
the Ordeals Tlieu Had Been
Obliged to Undergo.
YOUNG HOBSON'S ORDEAL
Obliged to Stand Upon His Head in
a Tub of Water but Did Not Con
sider It Brutal John Horr, One of
Booz's Seconds in the Fight, Said
That Booz Was Not Knocked Out
but That He Simply Laid Down.
Different Modes of Torture.
By Inclusive Wiro fiom The Associated l'rr?.
West Point, N. Y., Dec. 19. There
was some very inteiestlng testimony
brought out today by the court of in
quiry which Is Investigating tho al
leged hazing of cadets at the military
academy here, in connection with tho
recent death of former Cadet Booz.
Thirty-live cadets were examined
during tho morning and afternoon ses
sions and of these one was the brother
of Lieutenant Richmond P. Hobson,
of Merrlmac fame; another was the
Fon of General Phil Sheridan, and a
third, Murk Brooke, of Pennsylvania,
Is a nephew of General Brooke, who Is
the presiding officer of the court. All
three told of the hazing they got dur
ing the encampment of 'PS, at the time
Oscar L. Booz was their classmate,
and not one of them said that the
treatment received or tho things they
had to do were either brutal or de
grading. Hobson's worst ordeal was when ho
had to stand on his head In a bath
tub in which there was about ten
inches of water. He said he was par
tially strangled, but was all light In
a few minutes. Young Phil Sheridan
was made to ride a broomstick along
the company's street, in commemora
tion of his Illustrious father's ride and
he had to keep shouting, "Turn, boys,
turn." all tho time. He did not thinlc
this was humiliating, he suld, al
though he did not relish the task. Ho
saw nothing brutal In any exerciser
which he was put through, only they
Young Bi onke said that the only
man he had heard spoken of in any
sense for being religious, was the
president of the Young Men's Chris
tion association, who was called
"Saintly Mitchell." This was not done
in disrespect, as the witness said every
one of the cadets looked up to hhn
find liked him.
Samuel Frankburger, of West Vir
ginia, gave rather convincing proof
that a cadet's religious belief or prac
tice was not considered in any way
detrimental to his standing with his
fellows. Frankenburger is a Hebrew,
and in answer to the question of the
commandant of the cadet as to
his religion, he said: "I am a Jew,
He said he had been hazed, but in no
harsher manner than that experienced
by his classmates and he.too, said there
was no brutality.
Booz's parents claimed that their son
had complained of brutal treatment at
that time. Frankenburger said that if
Booz had been treated brutally he
would have known of it. Booz's tent
mate, Albert, was also a Jew, but
Frankenburger swore that Albert was
an uncompanionable man and was con
sequently disliked by his classmates.
John J. Herr, of New Jei sey, who was
one of Booz's seconds In his fight with
. Keller, told the story of the encounter,
in wheh he said "Booz jusL kind of laid
down." Herr told of how Booz topped
down without sufficient cause and when
he fell the last time, although counted
out, Herr said Booz was not knocked
out or winded, On account of his ac
tions In the light, Herr said Booz was
looked upon as a coward and nobody
liked him afterwards. Herr strenu
ously denied that Booz was roughly or
During the forenoon Cadet Charles
! Michael Eby, of Pennsylvania, went
Into a detailed description of the differ
ent modes of hazing which he had
undergone. He described "bracing,"
"wooden wlllle," "foot ball," "eagllng,"
"hanging on stretcher," and soveiul
I other forms of "exercise" which be had
gone through. He never saw a man
j fulnt from exhaustion during these or
deals, but tola the court that he him
self had feigned a faint while "eajr
llng." As a wlndup to Ills' testimony,
Kby gave an exhibition of bracing,
which Is accomplished by puling in tho
chin from drawing buck the shoulders
while standing erect. He said this was
an exaggerated form of a soldierly
None of these ordeals was brutal, he
declared, and he never know or heard
of any one who had suffered anv In
consequence of being put through them.
Sells Gets a Divorce,
By Exclusive Wiro from The Associated I'lcu,
Columbus, O,, Bed. 19, Peter Sells, the lircus
man, vvus today grained a divorce from hU wife
on the (rrotind of KiusJ neglect of duty, Ihe
nutter of alimony end ousts was left open to be
fettled hy agiecinrut among the puitlcs. This
decice vvaa the tmnliutlon of u highly sensa
tional cose which had been heard in the couiU
here for several weeks. The amount ol alimony
agreed upm wan kept eeciet by the parties in
terested, but fiom an authoritative source it wa
learned that the amount Is 10,000, of v.hhli
KO.OOO It in real Citite. All other iiilta which
were pending as a result ot the dlvorie ca..e
Want Sympathy for Boera.
Dy Kxcluiive Wire fiom Tho AMoclatcd Vicy.
New York, Dee. JO. 1,'ndcr the uusplces of the
Tiamvaal league, there was held tonight a nuct.
ing (or the purpose of arousing t,,vtupathy for the
Poem. Tho fact that an Hiigllshinan, Krncjc
Ti tuple Hargrove, of London, author of ''World
Politics,'' who spent eight mouths in South
Africa during the heat of the atrugale, a to
bpeak on "How- American Can Help the UocrV
attracted a large attendance
Nothing Developed in Inquest to Es
tablish a Motive for the Crimo.
By Inclusive Wire from The Aorlatcd Freu.
Hertford, Pa., Dec. 10. Nothrt.' de
veloped at the Inquest in the M jur
trugedy, at Hopewell, to establish a
motive for tho crime. Jn, Metzgar's
pocket was found a letter addressed to
his brother, Fred Metzgar, of Newark,
N, .!., enclosing a check for -JHiO, and
telling him ho would never see htm
again. In '.Mrs. Metzgar's trunk was
found a tintype of Metzgar, an Invi
tation to the wedding of the couple In
Newark on September 1,11900, and
several letters from her mother, wish
ing her success In her new position,
and telling her to bo a good girl.
Witnesses at the Inquest testified to
hearing Mrs. Metzgar scream "Mur
der," and say "I'll bo good," when
Metzgar cursed her and told her to
shut up. This conversation was. fol
lowed by a shot. Metzgar then, evi
dently hearing the people In the hotel
coming toward the room,, fired tho shot
that ended his own life, falling heav
ily. Mrs, Metzgar's body was today
claimed by her mother, Mrs. Cnr
ruthers, and sent to North Tonnwan
da, N, Y. Metzgar's body was taken
charge of by his brother, Fred Metz
gar, and taken to Newark tonight.
Mrs. 'Metzgar had been with the
"Farmer Hopkins" company only
about a month.
AGREEMENT HAS BEEN
REACHED AT PEKIN
It Is Believed That Terms of the
Joint Chinese Official Note Have
Uy Exclusive Wire from Tin. Associated Pre-."
Washington, Dec. 19. While nothing
had been heard from Mr. Conger up to
3 o'clock tonight, regarding the agree
ment said to have been reached in
Pekin this evening as to the terms of
the joint Chinehe official note, the of
ficials hope that the statements arc
correct and the way Is now naved for
its formal presentation to the Chinese
plenipotentiaries. The officials here are
unable to pay jitbt what the British
modifications relerred to In the Pekin
dispatch are, but it is believed that
they rested upon the exclusion of the
"irrevocable" clause which this gov
ernment litis all along Insisted must
not appear in the preamble to the note.
Minister Conger liad positive instruc
tions from this government on this
subject, and the preamble to the joint
note, it is said, will not contain thnt
word. The Chinese peace envoys will
bo given a reasonable time within
which to consider the demands made,
anil then will follow the formal negoti
ations for the bettlement of the peace
Officials here still decline to make
public the text of the note agreed upon.
i but it Is believed that the following
' points cover the essential features of
The punishment of the officials guilty
of the Boxer outrages. Tho payment of
Indemnity for the wrongs Indicted by
the Boxers to the persons, corporations
and societies which have suffered. The
revision of commercial treaties. Some
reform In the tsung 11 yamen; that the
mnisters having business with the for
eign office may transact it more ex
peditiously and with a responsible head.
A monument to Baron Von Ketteler,
the German minister, who was killed In
Pekin, and the appointment of a prince
of the blood to proceed to Germany to
make formal apology to the emperor
for the crime.
The right to keep a legation guard in
Pekin, If this Is desired. The exclusion
of candidates for examinations for
office for a certain number of years In
the case of those who may be guilty of
An Interdiction of Importation of
arms Into China, and of material to be
used exclusively In the manufacture of
Tho takinir of measures to prevent
Some modllcatlon, it Is believed, was
made to the proposed dismantling of
forts, so that hereafter there will be
nothing of this character that will pre
vent ready access to the legations In
THBEE MEN BURIED ALIVE.
Beneath Thirty-Fivo Feet of Earth
in an Irrigation Canal.
Uy Exclusive Wire fiom Tho Associated Press,
Chadron, Neb,, Dec, 10. Three men
were this afternoon bulled alive be
neath thirty-live feet of eaith In an
intention canal four miles eust of
this city. The names of the men are
T, C. Burns, of Montana; Staunch
Burns, his eon; AVood Litchfield, a
Burns, si, was a wealthy ranch and
sheep owner, who came hero lecent
ly and Invested heavily In Inigcble
lands. Half the male population of
this city has left for the scene of the
accident with teams and shovels, hop
ing to rescue the men. It Is thought,
however, that tho men cannot survive
until released, the ground being a
Mindy loam, In which they have prob
ably been smothered,
SILENT HEROES ON THE GRANT
Remains of 308 Soldiers Who Died
in Hawaii, China or Philippines.
Dy Exclusive Wire fiom The Asioclatcd Prea.
Washington, Doc. Jl'.-nlt is stated at tho war
depigment that the traniport Grant, which is
due at fran Framlsro about the tlitt pronio,
brings the reinalm of 39a officers, soldiers ami
cUHlan cinplc.vcs u( the war drpaitmcnt, who
died in Hawaii, China or tho Philippines, and
that there are twelve dead on the transport Shcr.
man, which Is due at rJan I'raticUco on the llHIi
Among tho bodies on the firant is that ot
Young Ilaitef, the nephew of Pictidcnt JIc
Kinley, who recently diid In tho Orient.
Losses at Nooitgedacht.
Dy Kxduive AVIrs from The Associated Press.
r.ondon, Dec. "0. 'ihe BritU'i losics at Nooit
gedacht, uccuidlng to the official accounts, were
S3 kilted and wounded, with 41 mining and still
The Situation Serious-Americans
and Their Property Threatened
bu the FiQhtina Elements.
WARSHIPS ARE NEEDED
A Second Cablegram from the Scene
of Trouble Shows That the Situa
tion of Americans la Desperate
and That Prompt Measures Only
Can Save Them An Attack Has
Been Planned Upon All American
By Kxclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Dec. 19. A second cable
gram, additional to that which came
yesterday, was received this afternoon
by Vice-President A. D. Andrews, of
the National Asphalt company, con
cerning the revolution which has
broken out in Venezuela.
This second cablegram asserts that
the situation Is extremely desperate as
regards Americans and their property
in the South American republic.
The message, which was sent by a
representative of the asphalt company,
which has extensive Interests In Vene
zuela, Is urgent In Its appeal for, Im
mediate action by the United States for
the protection of Americans whose lives
and property are endangered. A gen
eral attack, the cablegram says, is be
ing planned upon all American inter
ests In Venezuela, and If succor, in the
prompt dispatch of warships by the
United States government, Is wot forth
coming at once, the results may prove
Vice-President Andrews said this af
ternoon that ho believed the situation
to be desperate not only as far as tho
Interests of his company are Involved,
but regarding the Interests and prop
erties of all Americans In Venezuela.
THE MILITARY BILL
IS TO BE REPORTED
A Complete Substitute for the House
Measure The Canteen Pro
vision. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 19. The sub-committee
of the senate committee on mili
tary affairs today completed its work
upon the army reorganization bill and
late this afternoon Its action was en
dorsed by the full committee.
The bill wilt be reported to the sen
ate tomorrow. The bill Is a complete
substitute for the house bill. The house
canteen provision was changed so as
to permit the sale of beer at the can
teens. This exception was made bv
I omitting the word "beer" from the pro
The new bill continues the rank of
major general to General Corbln so
long us he may serve as adjutant gen
eral, but reduces the rank afterward to
The maximum strength of the army
is fixed at 100,000 men.
It Is inserted in connection -with the
provision for the enlistment of Fili
pinos, which provides that, when In his
opinion the conditions in the Philip
pine Islands justify such action, the
president is authorized to enlist natives
of those islands for service In the army,
to be organized as scouts, with such
officers as ho shall deem necessary for
their proper control. The total num
ber of enlisted men In said native or
ganizations shall not exceed 12,000 and
tho total enlisted force of the line of
the army, together with such native
force, shall not exceed at any time
The field officers for tho native troops
are all to be Americans for the m-es-ent,
but whenever the Filipinos show
fitness for commund, the president Is
authorized to make provisional selec
tions from among them for the grades
of first and second lieutenants.
i A native regiment of Porto Rico is
STRIKE DECLARED OFF.
Employes at Kingston Collieries Re
turn to Work With Increase,
By Kxclk'h Wire from The Associated Pre".
Wilses-Barre, Dee. 10. The strike at all col- !
llcries of tho Kingston Coal company was do
elated off tonight and the 1,000 employes will
return to work tomorrow morning. The officials
of tho company and tho committee of strikers
were In conference all djy, Tho company agreed
to pay all its employe a semi-monthly in the
futuie and also allow the miners a chrcVveigh.
nun of their own. The toppage and company
stoic iHjcstiou will be arbitrated in Ilia n:ir
future. The strikers demanded the discharge of
Foreman Thomas It. Morgan?, but it was mutual
ly agreed to refer the matter to tho executive
branch of United Mlno Workers.
It is. understood the men are well satisfied
with tho concisions made by the lompony ami
will not insist on Morgan scieriiig his connection
with tho company.
No More Prize Fights.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Chicago, Pee. 10. Mayor Harrison today re
voked all permits for prirc rights, issued prior
to the passage ot the anti-light ordinance by
the city council Monday night. The major's
action puts an end to itorlcs that lie would not
approve the new law-.
TUB NEWS THIS N0RNIN0.
Wtather Indication Today,
PAIfti ItAIN AT NIQHT,
1 Oeneral Ex-Presldent Clovcland'ci Remedy
for tlu Democratic Patty.
Serious Situation In Vchcucli.
'heating the Topic In Ihe Senate.
Testimony lletoro the llarlng Investigation
3 General Carbondate Ncwb Department.
3 fjencral General Knot forced io Abandon
Pursuit of DcWct.
rinatici.it and Commercial.
Note and Comment.
6 Story "The Vindication of Crawford."
6 Local Don't Forget the Trolley Men.
Licensed Dealers Will War on the Spealc-r.-itlos.
7 Local How Christina Will Be Observed.
Hope ol Delaying Change to Second-class
City Has Vanished.
8 Local West Scranton and Suburban.
t General Noithca9tern Pennsylvania Xews.
II) Local Live News of tho World of Labor.
EDWARD CUDAHY, JR.,
The Entire Police and Detective
Force of the City Unable to
Looate Miaslnrj Kan.
By Exclusive Wire from The AMociated Press.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 19. Edward
Cudahy. jr., 17 years old, son of Ed
ward A. Cudahy, millionaire packer
and head of the Cudahy Packing
company, In Omaha, is missing from
his home In this city and his parents
believe he has been kidnapped. The
entire police and detective force of the
city and half a hundred men cm
ployed by Mr. Cudahy, have been
scouring the city and country
throughout the day, in hopes of lo
cating the young man or securing
a clue which would lead to a knowl
edge of his whereabouts, but without
success. Mr. Cudahy has offered to
pay a substantial reward and no
questions asked If his son shall be re
turned to his home. An anonymous
letter has been received at the Cuda
hy home substantiating the fears of
the family that he has been kidnap
ped, i ,
Young Cudahy left home at 8
o'clock last night to take some books
to an acquaintance about two blocks
distant, and thnt was the last seen of
hhn. At y o'clock this morning a man
on horseback rode rapidly by the
Cudahy mansion and as he passed,
he threw a letter into the yard. The
letter was In substance:
Mr. L A. Cudahy:
Your son i3 safe. We have him and will taki
good care of him and will return him to you
in consideration of the payment of $25,000. We
mean business. (Signed) Jack.
The remainder of the note the police
refuse at present to disclose, as thev
say it relates to the place where the
money is to be left and where the kid
nappers are to leave the boy In case
Mr. Cudahy compiles with their terms.
Mr. Cudahy Is undecided as to
whether the letter emanates from the
kidnappers or from some crank who
threw it In the yard with no purpose
other than creating a furore.
E. A. Cudahy tonight telegraphed
his brother, Michael Cudahy, of Chi
cago, to send a force of PInkerton de
tectives to this city at once, and
they are expected to arrive here some
time tomorrow, when they will be put
to work on the case. The entire force
of a local detective agrency of this
city and all the available local de
tectives have also been started on
Thoueands Came Prom Far and Near
to Attend the Funeral Services.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Fredonla, N.T., Dec. 19. The remains
of Phlneas Jackson Morris, janitor:
Ruth Thomas, of Pike, N. Y.; Maud
F. Flzzell, of Bradford, Pa.; Cora
Storms, of Boston, Erie county, N. Y.;
Tnez Jones, of Bust!, N. Y.j May Will
lams, of Cannonavllle, N. Y.; Bessie
Hathaway, of Lake Como, Pa., victims
of the fire which destroyed the State
Normal and Training school, were laid
at rest today. Every store in the vil
lage was closed. Thousands came from
far und near to witness the services,
which began at 11 o'clock, when high
mass 'vas celebrated In St. Joseph's
Catholic church and wore concluded at
2 p.m. In the First Presbyterian church.
Following tho services, all the cas
kets were carried to Forest Hill ceme
tery In separate hearses and the bodies
laid side by side in one grave.
By Exclusive Wiro from The Associated Pi ess.
New York, Dec. 10. Arrived; Kaiser Wilhclm
Dcr Crone, lliemen. Sailed! Georgic, Liver
pool; Southwark, Antwerp via Southampton;
Jfajestle, Liverpool. Glasgow Arrived; Kunin
su, from New York. Naples Arrived! Colum
bia, fiom New York, Southampton rrived;
New York, from New York. Sailed! Trave (from
Bremen), New York. Hamburg Arrivtdj
Deutsc lilund, New York via Ph mouth. Llrard
Passed; Wchternland, Antwerp for New York
(latter icturnlng In low of Steamer Somerhlll.)
By Kucluslvo Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Boston, Dee. 10. News lias been received by
Professor r'ridolf Itlsberg at the Scandinavian al
liance mission of North America from Mission
ary l'ridstrom in China, that all the Scandina
vian missionaries to Mongolia, are killed, and
among them Carl Jolun Subcr, of Boston.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Dec. 10. Jamca 3. Jeffries and 0'i
Ruhlin today signed articles of agreement to box
twenty round, M.irqus ol Queensbury rules, at
the Saengcifest halj, Cincinnati, on Feb. 16. The
men agree to accept George Slier as referee.
OUT ON TREATY
Another Bargain Must Be Mai)?
with Spain for the Sulii Isl
ands, Sllmtti and Gagauan,
OUTSIDE BOUNDARY LINE
It Will Require Another $100,000
to Secure a Clear Title to the Isl
andsOne in Line of Borneo May
Prove Valuable Congress Author
izes the Appointment of Represen
tative Charles A. Boutelle as Cap
tain in the Navy on Retired List.
By Exclusive Wiro from The Associated Preta.
Washington, Dec. 19. Today's exec
utive session of tho senate demon
strated that the discussion of the Hay
Pauncefote treaty by that body 13
practically exhausted, and that the
senate Is ready for the vote, which
has been fixed for tomorrow. When.up
on Senator Lodge's motion, the doors
were closed today and ho called up
the treaty, no senator evinced a desire
to speak upon It.
Without making any special request
for speakers, Mr. Lodge asked the sen
ate to take up the treaty with Spain,
providing for the cession to the United
States of the Philippine Islands of
Sibutu and Cagayan Sulu and their de
pendencies in consideration of the
payment to Spain of $100,000. Objec
tion to this request was made by sev
eral senators, including 'Messrs. Hoar,
Wellington and Bacon, and Senator
Lodge, with the hope of removing the
objections made, went Into a brief
explanation of the terms of negotia
tions. He explained that the islands
are comprised in the Philippine group,
and said they were supposed to havo
been ceded by Spain in the Paris
treaty, and the United States had
taken possession of the Islands un
der this supposition. It was soon
found, however, that tho definite line
of our acquisition fixed by the treaty
cut them both out. It is a rule of law,
he explained, that a definite boundary
declaration always supercedes an in
definite 'declaration. Hence, In order to
leave no doubt of our ownership the
treaty for the cession of these Islands
had been negotiated, and he believed
that the United States would be saved
much trouble In the future by consum
mating the bargain. He character
ized the proceedings as in the nature
of a title quitting process. Mr. Lodge
also called attention to the fact that
one of the Islands is directly on the
line of communication with Borneo
and the straits, and he drew the con
clusion that some day it might be im
portant as a cable station.
Senators Hoar and Baer said they
would like to have more time to con
sider the question.
Accordingly the treaty was laid
aside for the time being.
Appointment for Mr. Boutelle.
Congress has authorized the presi
dent to appoint Representative Char
les A. Boutelle, of Maine, to be a cap
tain of tho United States navy on the
retired list. Today, without a word of
opposition, even of comment, the sen
ate pased the house resolution author
izing Mr. Boutelle's retirement. It la f
expected that tho president will ap
prove the resolution, and in accord?
ance with the authorization nominate
him as n captain on the retired list
of the navy. Mr. Boutelle Is a member
of the present house of representatives
and a member-elect of the next house.
It is assumed that he will resign hla
membership In the house, and thus
open the way for hla retirement in
accordance with the provisions of the
Mr. Boutelle for many years ha.i
been a member of tho house, and was
er-elected to the next congress. His
serious Illness for a long time has
been a matter of national concern.
Aside from the transaction of some
routine business and the passage of
71 prlvnto pension bills, the senate
did nothing of importance in open ses
CAPTURE OP A TERROR.
North Penn Whitey Is Arrested at
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Kaston, Pec. 1ft Tho police today arrested
burglar, known as "North Penn Whitey," who
h wanted in nearly every county in eastern
Pennsylv cnia. Besides his connection with bur
glaries tho prisoner Is believed to have had a
Innd In tho murder of Charles Hockel, tho aged
wine linker, in Lehigh county Tuesday night,
"Noith Penn Vlrltey" was about the saloons last
night drunk and boisterous.
At several places where he was called to ac
count, or refused drinks, ho pulled a as-callbrs
revolver and thieatcncd to tiso it.
Honoring tho Memory of Ludlow.
By Exclusive Wire from The Aociated Presf.
Tienton, N. J., Dec, 10. Oovernor Voorh'em
today i!ued a proclamation on the death of e-.
uovcrnor i.uuiow, who mcu m ,w uii.i..
yesterday, Tho proclamation ordered the ftar on
the state home to be placed at half mast until
after the funeral and directed that the public
buildings be suitably draped for thirty daya.
Two Hundred Christians Killed.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pre.
London, Pec. 20. A despatch to the Dally Ex
press from Vienna reports recent Moslem exceiiee
against the Christian population In tho central
province of Turkey, where two hundred Chris
tiana have been killed.
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- Washington, Dec, 10, forecast for
4- Thursday and Fridsyt Eastern Pennsyl-
f vauU Ealr Tlmrsda); rain at night and -f
I'ridayi variable winds.
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