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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MOKNTNd, DECEMBER 25, 1000.
lantern and Ribbons Used bu the
Bandits to "Flao" the Father
A LETTER FROM CUDAHY
Gives Details of the Kidnapping of
His Son The Discovery of Arti
cles Used by the Bobbers Locates
the Place at Which the Ransom
Was Beceived Evidence That
Horse Wos Fed Near Spot Other
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Awiclatcil Prca.
Omaha, Dec. 24. Seven and one-half
miles west of Omaha, on Center street,
in MoArdle precinct, and about a quar
ter (if a mile west of the bin Pappio
In the Haddock grove, on the south
wide of the road, was found Thursday
morning the lantern with the white
and black ribbons attached which was
used to "flag" Sir. Cudnhy In his drive,
It was found by two sons of a fanner
on their way to school. The lantern
v as placed in possession of a constable,
who brought It to Omaha this after
noon. Today two trouser less and an un
dershirt sleeve were found buried be
neath tliu snow near the fence ad
joining the road.
Tlie finding- of the lantern settles be
yond all doubt the exact location as to
the point where the kidnappers re
ceived their ransom. When the lan
tern was picked up It was tilled with
oil and the wick showed that tt had
recently been used. Near where the
lantern was found were a number of
cars of I'orn, a part of the kernels yet
remaining on tho cob, indicating that
a horse had been fed there very re
cently. Tracks were observable In the
.soft earth showing that a horse had
been tied nearby. On the wire fence
was a piece of common white wrapping
twine, which had evidently held the
lantern in place while being used as a
signal to Mr. Cuduhy.
MB. CUDAHY'S STATEMENT.
He Endeavors to Correct Conflicting
Reports Concerning the Crime.
rnmiiif,' Jsfo.. Dec. 24, Owing a cun
' llictlng reports sent to papers outside
ol Omahu, K. A. Cudahy this after
noon signed a statement giving the de
tails of the kidnapping of his son the
night or December IS. It is as fol
lows: It has In rn calleil (c. my attention tli.it dh
I.iI(Ii(m .in1 licinj,' piiulcil which tin cm doubt
upon ilie Kidnapping ol mj -.on. I ii'jsii't etcced
inl, lli.it there should ho .my c oiillicttng ic
pulls en .my liiMc-pii",(Mit.tlioli3 with respect to
the mine Ihat uiuUi creati' any ilouht or we
ciilainh. "Hie fart.-, hiiefly, arc th'-.i':
On Tih-iI,i.v nislit, lice. 18, between 7 anil S
n'thiil., our mmi was suit to a nciutilinr .mil was
(pvlnl to Imini'ili.iti'ly return. Failing to ic
nun tin- police weie nolifloil. At I o'clock on
WnhiOMl.iy lnnrniiiff the ftmhinan foiiuil a letter
on the liun fasti'iietl tu a --IIcK ami ntlilresicil to
"Mi. t iiilalo." 1hit was a fho-piae letter with
lf.ul in nt II piiutinff ami unlpmed, htitinir tint
thc. hul Kidnapped my son anil demanded 2j,CKI0
in iiolcl com for his iclurn ami with speilflc in-Mriii-tiuni
us to uhcic tliu money should he
plated, I piociucd iji'i.Ono In Knld coin and tlo
liuicd the s-aine at the point de-ienitcd in the
letter. I )ci tigniri 1 that the Icavlns of the
money was hut a chance at hest. hut a flume
under all the I'ircuimtaiier I was compelled tn
iciept. About lle hours after tleposlllliir the
money my mn vaR ictnrnid. While a cipthe
he was Informed of the f.itt lluit he was held
for ransom in lhi mm of !3,0(I0. These aie the
plain tact?, any statements, rumors or asset linns
other than Mated above heiiif," without any found i
tiun in fact.
(WkhpiI) i:. a. ruti.th).
George K. Darker, president of the
National Bank of Commerce, con. 'us
the statement of Hip $25,000 being wltii
drawn from tlmt bam;, and Alelvln L.
Sears, Mr. Cudahy's attorney, confirms
other details of the statement.
TROLLEY EMPLOYES HAPPY.
They Eeceive Christmas Offerings
tly Hxcliuhc Wire fnmi The .Woclatcd Press.
I'hiladelphtn, Doc. 2-). Conductors
nnd motonneii on all the fleet rie curs
in this city are tonight jubilant over
tho success of the suggestion made by
the Philadelphia lmiulrer. thttt each
rider enntributo something to-dny to
be divided between the crow at tho
end of the day. In many of the car
barns, as learned by Inquirer repo t
eis, conductors report receipts in tho
war of Christmas Hirelings for the
day ot sums varying from live to twen
ty d.lurs, and ennduclor and motor
man of each car carried home wl h
him tonight a substantial token of tho
good will of those who use tho cars.
It Is estimated by the Inquirer fiom
reports received that the voluntary
offerings received by the seven thou
sand employes of the traction com
pany will roach sixty or seventy tliou
Mind dollars, Phlltiilelphluiis enjoyed
Popular Conductor Dead,
B,f tiftliiiitu Wire from The A5tichtfd 1'iess.
Suwiil,4iuin, I'd,, Pec. 21. --William t'lrtt-r,
of I'alcrsoii, ,, J,, a p.ie;n;iT i ondiittoi on the
Kric lailicvl, Is dead .is the i.sill of the loss of
lino of his If un wlili li ok in red in lids pl.it e a
week .i;o, lie ,,u Injm -d while cent lux an
().i.-i;o Inly nlm had lil.in the wiuiu: ti.iln at
III nli.tnitoii In ll'f lulu '.villi h woiihl t.iUf ber
hoiiic, lie bid bun in .he utiploy of u Jhle
rjllioul fur thirty jeiM, aiol ai toy popular.
He was a utci.ui of the Civil w a and lt.no, a
wife. The unuliu Iruc been tahcii o I'jliiaun,
ltecess of tho Boos Court,
By IV lush e Who from 'I he Aoiiiteil Press.
W.iohinton, lice. 'i. Uneiul Hans, a uiein.
ber of the Hihu court of Inquiry, ba riuiie to t 111
city tu spend ('Ultima with bU laiuily, lit
fcaji that (he tourt lias wktn a iiumi uiit'l
Wedneilay uud hu inuny more wllnciiis In u.
(mine. Ilie examination will be mot iliurouiili
tod complete and h cxpccltd t 'develop all the
full rlatliK to Ihi' ticaliiiint of lluo. anil
U.-j'.li and Jbc puetk'tf of IkuIihc I'lirull.t,
BESULT OF CHRISTMAS DANCE
Free-for-All Fight at Mamaroneck,
N. J., with Fatal Besulta.
ny KjcIusIxo Wire from Tho Associated I'rew
New York, Dee. -J4. An Italian dance
ut Mamaroneck, N. Y which was
started last night as a Christmas cele
bration, ended this morning In a mur
derous row, one man being killed out
right, another so badly stabbed tlmt
he is expected to die, ami several
others received bad wounds. Tho
scene ot the trugedy was the 'Toot
and n Half House."
Prom what can be learned, the row
was started by Anton! Dorl. Veto
Maraglano wits waltzing around the
dance hall with a young woman who
had refused to duncu with Dorl. The
latter followed them about the hull,
ridiculing their dancing and making
himself generally disagreeable to them.
Maraglano replied to his taunts, and
Dorl challenged him to a duel. The
dance was stopped Immediately. Jla
rnglano and Dorl started outside fol
lowed by all the revellers and tho mu
sicians left their Instruments on the
Maraglano drew a revolver, Dorl a
stiletto. The latter made a plunge at
Maraglnno nnd drove his stiletto deep
Into the man's breast. Maraglano
llred twice. One shot itore open Deri's
arm, and the other struck Antonio
Gulseppe, one of the musicians, In the
eye, the bullet penetiatlng the brain.
This immediately precipitated a gen
eral fight. "When the Italians had
fought themselves tired, Gulseppe and
Maraglano were helpless on tho
ground. Domlnieo Chlppl and Gulsep
pe Cortea were bleeding from many
cuts. Gulseppe, the musician, died to
night, and Maraglano is still uncon
scious. After tho fight thor" was n general
flight of Italians from tho town, and
ns but little Information can be ob
tained no arrests have been made yet.
MAINE BUSINESS MAN
IS HELD FOR MURDER
Edwin H. Knight Is Accused of
Having Been Instrumental in
Death of Fannie Sprague.
Djr ExclusUe Wiic from The Associated Press.
South Berwick, Me., Dec. it. Edwin
H. Knight was arrested at his homo
at South Berwick Junction today on a
warrant charging him with the mur
der of Mrs. Fannie Sprague at South
Berwick last May.
Mr. Knight Is 41 years of age, a
native of South Berwick, and a suc
cessful business man.
Thp crime Tor whieh Mr. Knight was
arrested was disclosed by the finding
of the mutilated body of Fanny
Sprague In a heap of rubbish In a barn
on the Knight farm at South Berwick
Junction. An attempt had been made
to burn the body, but the smoke was
seen nnd the lire extinguished by two
men who were sent to the barn on an
errands. After putting out the fire,
the men found the body. Knight was
arraigned before Trial Justice I-iord
hero later in the day and two doctors
told of the condition of the body and
witnesses gave testimony as to the
whereabout of Knight on the day, in
question, the intention being to show
that theie was opportunity for him to
have committed the crime and also to
show that the stories told by Knight
Counsel for Mr. Knight announced
that he would offer no defense and
Justice Lord stated that he considered
the evidence sufllcient to warrant his
holding Knight. Accordingly, tho
prisoner was bound over to the Janu
ary term of the Supreme court at Saco
and ordered him confined in the jail
at Alfred without ball.
President Taft, of the Commission,
Urges Adoption of United States
Money at Once.
Dy Inclusive Who frotn 'Ilie .WsocliitPd l'rcii
"Washington, Dec. 24. President
Talt, of the Philippine commission,
has come forward with another sug
gestion for the settlement of the Phil
ippine currency question, which Is
now pressing urgently for adjustment.
He discards the two former plans of
coining something like a trade dollar
and of maintaining It by the credit of
the United States, a fixed ratio be
tween the Mexican dollar and Ameri
can gold, and proposes to adopt United
Slates money, pure and simple, as the
money of the Philippines.
lie points out that radical us Is this
move, It must be mnd sooner or later,
If the Islands aie to remain under the
control of tho United States, and
that delay only serves to aggravate
the evils of tho present confusion of
SITUATION AT GUAM.
Inhabitants Must Depend on Outside
ly i:clusivo Wire from The A'JOdalcil Pirss,
.Manila, Dee. 21. Olllcers of the Vnl
ted States cruiser Newark, which has
lotuined from tho Investigation Into
the circumstances of tho disaster that
befell the United States auxiliary
cruiser Yosemlte, off the Island of
Clu mi, say thoro were supplies enough
available when tho Newark left to last
three weeks, and that the Inhabitants
would then bo depandent upon supplies
sent from Cavlte. ,
They also ropoit that the soil will
produce rice npd corn by April,
Insulav Cases Advanced.
Dy Eicl'iihe Wlie from The At"oclatc. Pros.
W.ilni,io)i, Dec. j.Tlie Hulled Slated sip
pi cine com t lodjy admixed two more tascn ill'
Mihlnu Iho iueiloi) of I ho relationship between
the United Stales a:d (heir Insuljr possesions,
to be liCJid on the H'VuitH of January. There
are now ciiiht of tlii'io ijmh i-ct for that date.
One ot the lOJi'i jdiJiiicd today imolvcs the
jtilU't'tlaii ut duties on K'oods iinportul from Hawaii.
ft Great Gathering ot Princes ot
the Church at St. Peter's
Cathedral in Rome.
THE GRAND SPECTACLE
Pope Leo Conducts Ceremonies Last
ing from 11 o'clock a. m. until 1
p. m., without Apparent Fatigue.
Immense Crowds Attend the Ser
vices Five Cardinals Assist in the
Laying of Cement and in Closing
the Doorway 80,000 Persons Ave
Spectators to the Ceremony.
ny nxclmlve Wire from The Asoc!itid 1'icw.
Borne, tec. 21. The pope today per
formed the ceremony of closing the
holy door of St. Peter's cathedral with
tho gorgeous form usual to great
functions of this kind. H-was a grand
spectacle. There was a great gath
ering of the princes of the church,
who participated In the ceremony,
which was witnessed by enoimous
The closing of the holy door took
place with the utmost pomp of the
catholic church. His holiness descend
ed to St. Peter's cathedral at 11 a. m.,
and the ceremonies lasted until 1 i.
m. The pope then returned to h's
apartments, apparently not fatigued.
He intoned the "Tu TJeum" in a res
onant voice nnd throughout gave ni
denee of being In excellent health and
spirits. He used the artistic golden
trowel subscribed for by the catholics
of the world, in mortaring the three
gilded bricks which he placed as a
first layer on the threshold of St.
Peter's door. The whole pontifical
court participated In the ceremonies.
The spectacle Inside the vast basil
ica was superb. The pillars of the
central nave were draped with gold
cmbroldered scarlet cloth, and the
porch under which the function took
place was transformed Into a magnlll
cently decorated hall. On the left of
tho holy door was erected the pontid
cal throne, covered with red ar.d gold.
On the right hand of the door stood
tribunes for royal personages, princes,
knights of Malta, prelates, represent
atives of Roman nobility and other
Inside the church every Inch or space
was occupied by the throngs, which
gathered curly In the morning. A
strong detachment of troops, stationed
In the square in front of the cathedral,
controlled tho incoming crowds, who
literally raced to secure the best posi
tions. The pope left his apartments at 11.15
a. in., borne in the sacred chair and
preceded by clergy with lighted
candles, bishops, archbiMiops and car
dinals and escorted by the pontifical
noble guards. On his arrival at the
portal of St. Peter's ho alighted and
entered the church through the holy
door. As he appeared on tho thres
hold, the solemn and silvery tones of
the trumpet echoed through the edi
fice. The chapter of tin; Vatican met
him and presented to him holy water,
which he spilnkled upon the congre
gation. Applause being forbidden, a
religious silence wns observed, which
heightened the grandeur and Inipies
sivenoss of the moment.
Borne now on the Seda Oestatorla to
the high altar, he stepped to the
ground and knelt before the most
precious relics of the Catholic church,
which were displayed on the altar.
Then tho procession re-formed and
proceeded to the chapel of the sacra
ment, where tho pontiff again knelt for
some time, while the choir of the Sys
thie chapel chanted psalms,
Laying the Cement.
Tho pope was then borne to the holy
door, where ho alighted from the
Seda Gestnitorla and awaited until
the entire procession hnd passed out
through the door.ho leavlngthe church
Inst and walking to the throne, where
ho sealed himself, A number of sa
cred songs were sung by the papal
choir, after which Leo rose and bles"--el
all the material employed In closing
the door. Then he descended from
the throne, knelt, before tho dome nnd
laid with tho golden trowel a layer
of cement, on which lie placed three
gilt bricks healing commemorative In
scriptions. Beside the bricks he pineal
a casket containing gold, silver mil
bronze medals, and bearing the head
of Leo and Inscriptions recording thi
opening and closing of tho holy door.
Cardinal Bishop Reranflno Vlnatel
lunl, great penitentiary, nnd four
other cardinals perfouned a slmlla.'
ceremony of laying cement nnd three
bricks, after which the masons em.
ployed by the Vatican closed tho door
way with a canvas screen, painted to
reprij'ent marble, with a cross In
The candles borne by tho clergy
wero extinguished, the "To Benin"
was sung, and the pontiff, having
given poloinn benediction, wns Imme
diately carried back to his apart
ments. It Is estimated that SO.OOO persons
wero spectators of tho ceremony,
Dynamite" Dilscoll Dead.
Dy Exclusive Wile from Tho Avtuchttd I'rrM,
llo.-don, Pee. il.lolm 1). PiUnll, littler
Liiouii a "Dynimlte" Uilwoll, died today uf
eaneer of tho tongue, Mr, DiUcnll a "il jean
old and as bom In this loiinlij.i He w a
friend of John Mitchell, O'Doiiunau O'ltossn,
Charles S. 1'aiiicll, Mithael Paltt and all the
piomlneut liUli patriot!. Ihuiuir the Ch II uur
he blued In the Ninth Ma..uluccttii miIuiiIicid.
Roland Reed Improved.
By Kxdiulve Wire fiom The Awclutal PrcM.
New York, Dee. 2). Itolund Urn, the actor,
was removed today from ht. l.tiU1' hospital lo
liis home on West One Hundred and 'fucnty-Mu-ond
cliitt. lie lias ioipimtd tciy inuih.
OLEO CASKS DISMISSED.
Failure of tho Armour Penalty
Suits Brought About by Neglect.
Hy HxcliMip Wire fiom The AuoctnttM I'rciw.
Syracuse, N. Y., Dee. 24. .lustlco
Prank II Hlscock, of this city, today
handed down an order granting the
motion recently mado by the defend
ants In the Armour penalty cases (tho
oleomargarine suits) brought by tho
state In dismiss those aclions because
of tho fallute of the plaintiff to prose
cute the same,
The motion was mado n couple of
weeks ago by Frank H. Piatt In be
half of the defendants. The attorney
general and iron. Fred C. Schraub,
former commissioner of agriculture,
during whose term the litigation was
started and who has nrted as counsel
In the cases for the people, consented
to tin- granting of the raotlon.
TROUBLE AT ECUADOR.
American Foremen and Jamaican
Laborers Cannot Agree Blood
shed Has Been the Besult.
By i:icliisl.-e Whe fiom The oelaled I'rfw.
Kingston, Jamaica. Dec. 24. Letters
Just received here from Ecuador re
port Inci easing trouble between tha
American foremen ond Jamaican la
' borcis, who are constructing tliu rail
road in that country under the eon
j cession obtained by James .McDonald
iV Co., of New York.
As a result of the disturbances sev
eral Jamaicans have 1 een shot nnd
one American foreman had lo deer
out and take refuge elsewhere. The
iaboreis are now .irml.ig, and serious
trouble Is expected.
PEACE PARTY IfT
New Organization Among Filipinos
Will Labor for Liberties Under
By Kxclusitc Wire from The Associated Presi.
-Manila, Dec. 24. The Federal party
has decided upon a new organization
and today published in tlie Spanish
and Filipino papers an address to the
"The number of Filipinos who nre
convinced that tlie time for peace has
come increases daily," says the ad
dress. "The object, of the Federal party
is the reunion of all Filipinos who
truly wish for peace nnd who are dis
posed to work for it. It anneals to
those who will attempt to attain for
the Philippines the greatest number of
liberties under the implication or the
"We call ourselves the Federal party,
because under American sovereignty
the righteous usplrntionns of the Phil
ippines will be to form a part of tho
American federation as states of the
The executive committee has cabled
President MoKinloy, announcing that
the organization has been perfected
and tendering an expression of good
Copies of tlie address have been sent
into the provinces. The new paragraph
In tho platform, declaring for Ameri
can recognition of the legality of some
acts done by the authorities of tho In
surgent government, Is In conformity
with precedents established during tho
reconstruction period following the
Civil war In the United States.
TURMOIL AT LEYTE
No Decided Results Secured by the
United States Troops.
Ily i:cluie Wire fiom The .Vwodatcd I'resi.
Manila, Dee. 21. The advices to the
Associated Press from the Island of
Leyto show that there Is still consid
erable turmoil on the west coast, but
that the east coast Is quiet, tho lead
ers having retired to the mountains.
Lieutenant Frank K. Lynch and three
men of the Forty-fourth volunteer In
fantry were wounded nenr Ilongas, on
the west const, Two men of Company
L, Forty-third volunteer Infantry, were
killed, and three of (ompanles L and
K, together with Lieutenant Louis H,
Leaf, wore wounded Dec. 13 near San
Miguel, Northwestern Loyte.
No decided results have yet been so
cured by the 2,000 United States troops
distributed nlong the coast towns of
BAEB JURY RENDERS VERDICT.
The Boxer's Death Was Caused by
Hemorrhage of the Brain,
Ily Kxclii'dic Wire from The Associated I'rcM.
Philadelphia, Deo. 21, The coroner
today Investigated the death of Ed
ward Stanford, professionally known
as Jno Barr, who died In a hospital
Saturday night after n boxing bout
with Jooph Kerrigan at the .Vthletlo
club or Philadelphia. Tlie Jury ren
dered a verdict that Sanford's death
wns duo tn hemoriluige of tho brain.
Kerrigan, who was known In tho
profession ns Kelly, wos hold to await
tho action of the grand Jury. Tho
referee, seconds and others nrrestod
Saturd'iy night wore discharged,
WOMAN IN THE CASE.
Causes the Fatal Wounding of Two
Ily rAclmlie Who fiom 'lie Awoehted Pic.
Ciawfordsvllle, Intl., Dec, 21, Joseph
Duugluss shot and fatally wounded
Frank Pan. ah and Charles Doyle. The
men went to the rear of Douglass'
house, and falling to get a response
kicked It open. Douglass confronted
them nnd llred through a window with
a shotgun, tearing Parrlsh's face off.
A second shot was poured Into Doyle's
back at a distance of fifteen feet.
It Is said there had been trouble on
account of Panish's attentions to
Douglass' wife for some time.
Kitchener to Crush Invasion,
Uy RkCluthe Wlrj from The AsiocUtoil Piei.
Cape -Town, Dee. 21. Lord Kltihcncr hit ar
rived at Do Aur, Capo Colony, and U taking
iiieaurcn to iruth the Poor Invjslon.
NO SIGN FROM
Not the SIlQhtest Indication Is Given
as to Her Purpose on the
UTTERANCES OP PRESS
Are to the Effect That Great Britain
Will Stand Firmly on the Clayton
Bulwer Treaty, Yet Do Not An
nounce a Policy Which is Sanc
tioned. By Kxclmho Wire fiom 'Ihc Associated i'less.
Washington, Dec. 24. The British
government has not, up to tills lime,
given the slightest Indication as to its
purpose on the amended Hny
I'auncefote treaty and It Is" under
stood that tlie subject will not be
; taken up by the British cabinet until
j the draft of the amended Instrument
! and the advices til" tlie Brit'sh ambas
sador in Washington are received. The
general lesults have been briefly sum
j niailzed in cables to the London ait
i thorltles, but in a matter of this mag
nitude they would not act until they
were In possession of all the data by
Vnder these circumstances. It l. tri
dent that today's utterances of the
l.i :nlon press tu the effect that llivit
Britain will stand (irmly on the Clny-ton-Bulwer
treaty, while Indicating
the popular and to some extent the
ofllciul trend of opinion, do not an
nounce a policy which has assumed
any definite sanction thus far on the
part of the British government.
To Be Organized Among Motormcn
By i;clusie Wire from The Avtoclatrd !'ic.
Hazleton, Pa., Dec. 24. An effort
will be made during the next week
to organize a beneficial union among
the motormen and conductors em
ployed on tho Lehigh Traction com
pany, which touches most of the small
I towns In the Hazleton region. General
Manager Alvan Markle is at the head
of tho movement.
Tho men recently organized a branch
of the National Street Hallway Men's
union, and It is said they are prepar
ing to present several grievances to
tlie company. The men will neither
affirm nor deny that any demands will
be made. It Is understood that If a
beneficial union is organized, Mr. Mar
kle himself will be one of Its mem
bers. PROFIT-SHARING PLAN.
Employes of the Bourne Mills Are
Ily Kirliitiw Wire from Ihc Vtsni i.Ucd IVw.
Fall Hiver, Mass., Dee. 21, The em
ploves of the Boui ne mills, who are
entitled to a part in the prollt-sharing
plan in use by the corporation, today
received a bonus of 3',i per cent, on the
wages earned from June 9 to Decem
ber S of this year. Tills Is the twenty
third semi-annual dividend that lias
been paid by the corporation under
It will net more to the participating
operatives than usual, fiom the fact
tliut a high settle of wages lias been in
use since December of last year, and
steady employment has been given.
The amount each participant will re
ceive for Christmas from the pioflt
sharing plan varies from $'-' to $15.
INQUEST IN MORRIS MURDER.
MacDonald, Though Suffering, Has a
Chance to Recover.
Hy Exclusive Wire from The A-oi lated Pre
Washington. Dec, 24, The coroner's
Inquest in the ease of Frank II, Mor
ris, auditor of the treasury for tho
war department, who was killed nt the
Winder building Saturday afterno n
by Samuel McDonald, toriuor disburs
ing olllcer of his bureau, was held to
day. The verdict was that Morris Ins
come to his death by reason of a phtol
shot wound inflicted by AlacDonald.
MacDonnld, who Is In a precarious
condition nt the emergency hosj)lt,l
sulferlng from self-inflicted wounds
after killing Morris, Is somewhat Im
proved and has u chance to recover.
STRIKE AT SHAMOKIN.
The Enterprise Colliery Tied Up
Dy Excltuhe Wire from The Asoclatcd Preu
Shaniokln, Po Dee, 21, The Enter
pi Iho colliery, operated by W. L. Con
ne & Co., of Scranton, wos tied up
completely today by the seven hun
dred employes going on strike, because
a number of miners hud not paid their
laborers amounts the latter claimed
wero duo them iu accoi dance with the
ten per cent. Increase,
Tho strikers will not return to work
until tho company either makes tho
offending miners settle satisfactorily
ur discharge them.
Will Test Governor's Veto,
Ily i:nciiiie Wire from Tho Awoolated I'rosi.
Allcutowu, Ilie, 'Jl.- LiIiIkIi loiintCtf tutnly.
kk public mIiooU dhliltts will join tn test (he
Ktiw'iunr'x Ht of a part of Ihc Mlmol apprupila.
tiou, uhlcli ledum lite count 's annual allow,
ante i t7,'M.hI. Uiujcr IMuiu .1, l.lihlumal.
nir ttill no tn llurrMiinit im.t Thuisdi) lo liiitl.
tute inandaum-i pintcfillimn aiMlntt State Ticav
Suicide of a Healer.
ly !:,lulu Wire fiom The Associated I'rcn.
(iicinlleld, Mass., Dee. SI. K. A. Heed, station
agent at NorllitU'ld Kami, on tho Ken' London
Nor t horn railroad, fired a Inillet through his head,
l.llllng himself instantly, rather than submit to
arrest. Heat had advertised widely us a iiuk
netlc licalcr am the warrant for Ids arrct
Oiurged him with rccehlui; money without giv
ing 4ii) thing in return.
tiii; mm this morning.
Weather Inilcitlon.i Todr.
t Cicncrul Mlnltter found- Slum the. Chlncno
Iuipicslvf Cenmouy ut St. I'etrr'i In Home.
Dciclupmcnti In the I'ltdaliy KldiiappltiK Mf
2 liciieml (.'arliondale Department.
!t Loial The Day Ilefoie t'hrlntmnt.
Another Mom- In Viaduct Litigation.
.Volci and Coinnir-nls.
!i l.oeal-rcatuies of the Tiollejincn's StilKe.
No l.luhl on Ilie Minder Mjslrry.
il Local Weil Scneitoii and Miliiiilmu.
7 (friieiul -Nmlhe.iilein l'i unt.ih.inla.
I'ln. mil, il and Couiineriial.
d l.ocnl-Mie .New of the liiiliitilal Wnihl.
A Statement Scoring Chief of Police
Doveiy Is Issued Chairman
tly IXcludif Who fiom The Assoeli t"d I'ich.
New York, Bee. 2t. The T'linmnny
committee of live, at a meeting held
today, issued a statement that Chief
I of Police Uevery could ilil the city of
! vice In two bonis If he so ehcue. They
further say tlmt they will pn ent
faetri to the grand jury In the event
of no Immediate action being taken
by the police.
Chilli miiu Nixon presided at Hie
meeting. Several mcmbcis of th" po
lice department appeared bofoie the
committee nnd said that places men
tioned In the list r.lven to Chief Dowry
by Chairman Nixon weie closed. The
majority of tho police raids' were
gambling dens and disorderly houses.
Alter tin executive session of two
hours, Chairman Nixon gave out the
"The list of suspicious places
handed to the police Is by no means
complete and we shall be guided by
developments as to when and how they
shall be made public. My object is to
close such placcs and by closing them
demonstrate to their owners that those
who have taken money from them for
protection, lack the power to pro
tect. No metter what party is In of
fice, about the same sort of men will
be found fanning out Immunity.
"Kvery department ot the city gov
ernment, except the police department.
Is doing good work. I am satisfied
by what 1 have found that the chief
of police could close every gambling
house and pool room In the city In a
few hours. Our motive now is to show
that these places are not protected by
the Tammany organization and fur
ther than that to show that a system
which has existed during this and the
preceding administration, can be
stopped If the police department can
be Induced to act. A single-headed
commission, with power, can remedy
existing abuses, not only for a time,
but permanently. A bi-partisan police
commission and tlie excise department
are the sores on the body politic and
they should be reformed Jointly, and
they will be when the people come to
a full knowledge of the ofllceis which
owe their existing to them."
DEATH OF THE HODGES.
All Perished in Flames Save Two
Children, Who Were Decapitated.
Ily i:cluilo Wua iii.tn The Ai-oitilod Presi.
Cedar Uapids, la., Dec. 21 The first
positive and definite details of the
tragic dcatli of Dr. and Mrs. Van
Keusaeler Hodge, of New York, mis
sionaries at Pao Ting Fu, Chum, were
recelv ed here today by Hubert Sin
clair, a brother of Mrs, Hodge.
Under date of Oct. 22, Uev. J. W.
I.owrie, wilting 'from Pao Ting Fu,
"They (the Hodges), Sim cox family
and Dr. Taylor defended themselves
to the last In the Slmcox house and
all perished In the flames but the two
Slmcox children, Paul and Frances,
who, nearly suffocated, ran out of tlie
house anil were decapitated by the
Boxers and thrown Into a well."
FRANK SMITH A PRISONER.
The Clebrnted Kruger Messenger Ar
rested for Throwing Stones.
Ily Kxiluilu- Wire fiom The As-oiliitnl Pre.
New York, Dec, 24, Fiank Smith,
the boy district inesosnger of Brooklyn
who wns intrusted with a message of
greeting from the Philadelphia school
children to President Kruger, at Pre
U'loa, last April, returning to this
country in September, was u prisoner
In the Adams street police, couit,
Brooklyn, toduy, charged with hurling
a paving stone through u show case
on December in.
Smith told the court that he hud
been provoked to the deed by an as
sault committed upon htm hy tho pro
prietor of the place. He was paroled,
after a warning,
COLLAPSE OF MISS ROHRBACH.
Shock of Witnessing' the Murder of
Morris Too Much for Her.
Uy r.ulushe Wire limit 'Ilie Assotlated I'tem
Hollldaysburg, P.i Dec. 21, Miss
Juulutti Hohrbuch, an employe or the
auditor's ofllce of the war department,
has been hi ought to her homo in this
city In an acute stage of nervous col
lapse that Is likely to prove fatal. Miss
Kohrhuch was near thu desk of Audi
tor Frank II. Morris when McDonald
entered ami shot him on Saturday,
The shock of the tragedy was too
much for tho young wonuin's nerves.
Situation in Cape Colony.
Ily i:i isbe Wire from Tho Associated Press.
London, Dec, 21. "Wc learn," say the Pally
Mill, "that tho reports of the serious situation
tu Cape Colony uic continued. The invading
lloers are retcivimr much assMunio from the
Cape llutth. Itallnay communication between
Cape Town and the north Is cliuost eutirclv
severed, partly by Doer operations and paitly
Mr. Gonaer Affixes His Name to
the floreement Accompanied bu
an Explanatory Statement.
Agreement Accepted as the Best
That Could Be Obtained at Thla
Time He Indicated That Wash
ington Can Give No Pledge in
Respect to the Inhibition of the
Import of Arms and Permanent
fly Exclusive Whe from The Associated Preii.
Washington, Dec. 21. Secretary TTay
lcceivcil a cable message from Mlnls-t'-r
dinger at Pekln announcing that
he had signed the agreement reach
ed hy the foreign inlnh-tcrs, but had
dene sn with a written explanatory
statement, setting forth the exact po
sition of his government.
The text of the statement Is not
rot warded by Sir. Conger, but it i5
uii'.oratnnd to be based fin the last In
striietions received frotn the depart
ment, which, while disapproving the
inclusion iu the agreement of some of
the more .severe language, accepted it
as the best arrangement that could be
made at this time.
It is believed thai the United Stntes
also, while functioning Ihe provisions
relative to the niulnennnce of perma
nent lines of communication, legation
giiaiilii and prohibition of the impor
tation of arms Into China, Indicates
clearly tlmt constitutional reasons
pi event the executive from making
any pledge to take part in the ex
ecution of these plans.
The signing of tin: agreement by tho
mlnisteis closes what l.i regarded here
as the first, the most Important, iand
the most dlillcult phase of the negoti
ations as to China, for It Is not doubt
ed that the Chinese envoys will sub
scribe to 'the agreement without
The conclusion of tlie step has lieen
marked by one of the most curious
mistake in the history of Internation
al exchange, for by a cipher error the
majority of the signatories found to
their amazement that they had con
tracted to do eaxctly what they did
not intend to do. and, moreover, th;
error was Irretrievable.
Joint Note Criticized.
iH. Petersburg. Doc. 21. The Novoye
Vremya sharply criticizes the joint
note ot the powers to China as being
too long to produce effect. It says the
accusations against the emperor and
the dowager empress are unfounded
and that the accusation that. Prince
Tunn Is alone responsible for the
treachery is ridiculous. The paper
"ltulers .sometimes betray their own
country, but treason towards for
eign powers is a new conception. The
statement in the ultimatum that the
troops will not be withdrawn before
the conditions tire accepted, cannot
mean Iiussla, whose troops have al
ready vacated Pe Chi LI, whereas Man
churian affairs do nut concern thn
powers. Th note will not bring peace.
The powers, possibly, repent not hav
ing imitated Russia's example."
ENTRY OF FORBIDDEN CITY.
in the Chinese Sacred Precincts.
American Marines the First Troops
Washington, Dec. 21. That Ameri
can marines are entitled to the honor
of haviiiE- been the first to enter the
forbidden city at Pekln appears from
the olllclal report just received by
General Heywood, commandant of tho
murine corps. Captain Charles G.
Lung, commanding Company D, United
States Marino corps. In his report dated
November I, dwells upon that Incident,
to which no reference has hitherto
been made. He says:
"Up to the time the forbidden cltv
had not been entered by any of the
allied forces. Three of the four gates
between tho Tartar and tho forbidden
cities hud been forced the previous day
by the Americans, but then they halted
ond finally withdrew to the llrst gate,
which was held. Receiving an order
from the commanding ofllcer ot the
marines to enter tho forbidden city and
seize such buildings and quarters as
might bo most advantageous for us to
hold and occupy, I moved Immediately
with my company, forced the fourth
gate and entered tho city.
"Japanese sentries objected to our
entering, but I did not consider their
claim to any control at that point. On
entering there was no opposition, the
Chlneso having departed, leaving' their
tents and banners standing. I put
guard on tho best of the buildings, nnd
the regimental colors wero hoisted on
one of thu administration buildings.
"To tho best of my belief this was
the Hi. st anil only occupation of the
forbidden city by any of the nlllert
fiiices, anil tho only time that anv
toi'co hoisted its colors there. Wo re
mained there from about 3.30 p. in. to
r.:iO p, m,, when I received an order to
withdraw mid to leave a guard nt the
fourth gate, Captain Matthews anil
Lieutenant Little, United States mar
ines, wero thu oillcers In Company D
Baltimore Bank Closed,
Py Kvcliuhc Wire from Ilie Awoclatul I'roH.
Ilaltiintire, life. St. Juliro SlocKhrltlge In clr
cuit court No, 'J today appointed Dank I h. Drln
tnn reeelvir fur tlie rcoiioiny Savings bank,
which closed Its doors on Salimla). Mr, llriutoa
(uriiUlicil bontlj in the sum ol $J.'H),mo.
Washington, Dec. 21. Kutcrn Peniuyl.
anli r'ulr and colder Tuesday; Wednt
thy, fair: fret.li westerly ulmhi.
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