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SCRANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, 1900.
? yT?t'mrfw,'n'sT' is-' J'' -rw . 'V-'V- ra ir,7rn
The Emperor Objects to at Least
Two ot the Demands of
WANTS TO RETAIN FORTS
Opposed to Seduction of Fortifica
tions and Permanent Legation
Guards In Fekiu Believes tho Lat
ter a Alenace to the Court Prince
Ching and Li Hung Chang to Com
municate with His Majesty Again
Before Presenting His Answer to
By i:cluslc Wire tiom Tim Associated l'rci.
Paris, Deo. 2". LI Hung Chans and
Prince Chin)?, the Chinese peace com
missioners, have heard from the Em
peror, Kwung-Su. Prince Chlng cull
ed on LI Hung Chans for consultation
and temained for more than one hour,
Tho Chlnesp court objects strenuous
ly to reducing the forts and also to
allowing permanent legation guards,
which, It seems to believe, could be
made sulllclently large at any time
desired in order to menace the court
After the conference it was decided
to hold further communication with
the court before seeing the ministers.
The British have Increased their gar
lison at Yang-Tsun to a hundred men,
with horses and three guns.
A flying column of 1,600 cavalry will
scour the country between Tlen-Tsln
and Yang-Tsun, In obedience to Field
Marshal Waldersee's orders, to be on
the alert, in view of the French re
port of an engagement with 2,500 Chi
Col. Tullock's regiment will return to
destroy the towns he recently held.
That action Is due to the discovery
that a number of Boxers unauestlon
ably made the towns their headquar
ters. The British authorities sav they
do not expect serious trouble from the
Boxeis, mainly because the latter lack
arms. Fortunately the Chinese gov
ernment is afraid to trust them with
arms, as it fears a rebellion against
the dynasty. Otherwise the danger
might have ben serious.
British soldiers have been found
dead outside tho Temple of Heaven
with" bullets Jn their heads. The mur
ders. It Is believed, were committed by
A detachment of the Sixth United
States cavalry, Ninth Infantry and
Fifth artillery will leave tomorrow, to
Investigate the reported burning of
native Christians by Boxers, as re
ported by the Rev. Mr. Kelly, the
The expedition will be commanded
by Lieutenant-Colonel Theodore J.
Wint, of the Sixth cavalry.
Shanghai, Dec. 27. Tho Chinese
newspapers hero object to the pro
posed peace terms. The Universal Ga
zette considers that the princes and
officials who are to be punished should
be named. It is questionable whether
General Tung Fu Hslang is included
among those punishable; and so far as
Prince Tuan is concerned It is well
known that the Chinese peace com
missioners have been instructed not
to consent to any punishment of anv
person of royal blood exceeding Im
prisonment. Tien-Tsin, Dec. 27. A force of 1,100
British troops with two guns and a
Maxim gun has gone to Yang-Tsun to
attack the Boxers In that vicinity and
protect the railroad.
The Germans and Japanese are clear
ing the river of pirates from Taku to
tt PAT CROWE" SAILS AWAY.
The Cudahy Suspect and the "Other
Man" En Route for Liverpool.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
Boston, Dec. 27. The Boston police
have evidence to indicate, they think,
that "Pat Crowe" and tho other man
who Is wanted on a charge of kidnap
ping young Cudahy, are on the "War
ren liner Michigan, bound for Liver
pool, and a cable containing that in
formation has been sent to tho Scot
land yard detectives who will be on
tho Liverpool docks when the steamer
Just before tho Michigan sailed from
her dock last Saturday two men who
acted so suspiciously as to attiaet at
tention, and who answered to the de
scriptions of Crown and the other sup
posed wldnapper, boarded tho steamer
with a large amount of baggage. The
steamer sailed In a very shoit time,
but not before woid of tho piesence of
the strangers had been sent to Hie
DIES AT 107 YEARS.
Michael Maloney Barely Missed Liv
ing in Three Centuries.
Dy Excliuhe Wlie from The Associated lv.
Montrose, Pa Dee. 27, Michael Ma
loney, of Lenox townbhlp, Is dead at
his homo at the ago ot 11)7 yeais. His
death was recorded today In tho ollleo
of the register and reemder In this
city, and Is the only Instance In tho
history of Susquehanna county where
the death of a person at such an ail
vanced age Is recorded,
Mr, Maloney was a native of Ire
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pi cm.
rilnt, Jllcli., Pee, 27, 111 a runaway incident
at noon today Pr, George W, llouMnd ai
killed and O. II, qulgley, a prominent buslnew
man fatally Injured. J The nun were drlilug liome
to dinner wlien the horto took flight and ran
away ourtiiwlng the bugisj, Holland fell on
a luge ro(h. tf'ulglty struck hli head vii u
stcno alb, fracturing Ida skull. Dr. llouUnd
died In lesi than bill an hour
GATHERING OF WISE PEOPLE.
Thoy Attend the Congress of the
Archaeological and Philological
Societies at Philadelphia.
By Exclmho Wire from Tlic Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. Learned men
and women from every educational
center of the United States gathered ut
the University of Pennsylvania today
to attend the opening session of the
congress of the Archaeological ami
Philological societies of America. Seven
distinct societies were represented ami
close upon MO delegates were at tno
university when the Jlrst sessions were
called to order. Among tho organiza
tions which wore represented were rep
resented 3,000 men and women Interest
ed In all the branches of original re
search are the American Oriental soci
ety, which met at tho university last
year; the Archaeological Institute, the
American Philological association, tho
Modern Language association, the Dia
lect society, the Society for Biblical
Kesoarch and the Spelling Reform as
sociation. All the societies held separate meet
ings this morning and completed ar
rangements for the work mapped out
for the congress, which held Its first
session this afternoon.
SMALL WAR IN
Raid on the British Possessions Re
ported Forty Shot or Drowned.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlia Associated Press.
Victoria, B. C, Dec. 27. The steamer
MIowarba brings advices of a raid on
the British possessions by the Tugerl
tribe from Dutch New Guinea. A
squad of police met the pirates from
Tugerl at the mouth of the Moorhead
river. A light on the water ensued,
tho police capturing or sinking live
junks. No prisoners were taken, but it
Is estimated that forty were shot or
drowned. There were no casualties
among the government forces.
Afterward the Tugerl made another
raid on the 'Moorhead villages, killing
fifteen persons. Six months ago the
tribe concluded terms of peace with the
LAWYERS' CLUE IS ORGANIZED.
Bedford Springs Selected as the Next
Place of Meeting.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. About fifty
prominent lawyers from all sections
of the state met at the Lawyers' club
here today, for the midwinter session
of the committees of the Pennsylvania
State Bar association. The executive
committee transacted considerable
important business. Bedford Springs
was selected as the place for the next
annual meeting and the dates decided
upon were June 25, 20 and 27. Much
time was devoted to the arrangement
of the programme for the annual
meeting and the papers to be read on
that occasion. The annual banquet
will be given on the last day of the
meeting and H. A. Fuller, of Wllkes
Barre, was selected as the toastmas
ter. The executive committee officially
approved the action of Chairman Vic
tor Guillou In giving assent to the
association's co-operation with the
Lawyers' club In the celebration of
"John Marshall Day," which occura
February 21 and commemorates the
one hundredth anniversary of tho
seating of that famous jurist on the
A report was made to the executive
committee from tho committee on le
gal history and btogiaphy, which re
port showed that steps had been taken
that will lesult In the gradual compil
ation of legal history of the bench and
bar of the state. These histories will
he presented In groups of counties,
and it is probable that Crawford and
Allegheny and Bedford and "Washing
ton will be compiled in time for the
next annual report. Tho executive
committee appropriated $500 for tin
uses of the historical committee and
the compilations have been placed In.
charge of Burton A. Kunkle, who has
been assisting J. Hampton Carson on
the Supreme Court History.
FIRE IN LONDON BOCKS.
Five Large Sheds in the East India
Section Destroyed Shipping Saved,
Ry E.u'lu'.iui Win fiom "Hie Atvxlated Pie.
London, Dec. 27, One of the most
serious llres in the east end of London
iluilug the last ten years, broko out
today In tho blast India docks. Five
Immense sheds lllled with goods, in
cluding a thousand bales of hemp ana
quantities of jute, wore consumed.
The shipping In the neighborhood and
other warehouses weio saved bv tho
great exertions of the llrenieu.
Accused of Murder.
liy K'tlnhe Wlie fiom T'l.e Associated Pics.
New linen, Conn., Dec, 27, Miii. Amu Haiti
I urn und John 1'. Halt who nircxtid tonight by
diicitiun uf I'oionu' Mis, and held without bail
lindii siis-defon f iiniiillti!y in the inuiilei of
William Hathbun, (lie woman',) husband, Rath
lain dUd trom poisoning und the niicsts are bald
to li.uo li'Milli'd from dlMrtpanUos uliich huie
appealed between the Mukiuuits uf Mm. Ilathbuu
and Unit bliiin tho colonel's illumination wan
A rested for Murder,
liy Kicluihr Who from The .Wclatcd Pie-.
lionton, Ohiu, Dec, ST. Knhrlum Noble, a son
of Ale Aibaugh, son-in-law and two grandsons,
were wrested today, charged with the murder
of (ieoige W, Noble, The murder of Noble oc
curred last August, lie was beaten to death with
tlubi und Ida body lay in his farm yard, uhero
hogs ate a portion of hi head. Noble was a
Valley Men Resume,
By Exclusive Wire lrm The Associated Presa.
Piltston. Pa., Pec. 27, The 2,500 emplojcj of
the I.ohlgli Valley Coal company at the Heldcl.
beig, Pcriamc, Piospect and Franklin collieries
went back to weak today allcrn bcimr on strike
since last Kiid.y. The men struck b.cause they
weie not inching their pay cmy two weeks.
'Ihey hau been av,uied that the lompany villi
hereafter pay wages seiul-mouthly.
THE B00Z CASE
fln Unusuallu Large Attendance of
Spectators at West Point
EVIDENCE OF MR.PHILLIPS
The So-Called Congressman Did Not
Try to Save His Son from Hazing.
Horace C. Booz Gives Evidence in
Refutation of the Statement Made
About His Brother, the Victim of
By Exclusive Wilis from The Associated Pres.
West Point, N. Y., Dec. 27. There
was an unusually large attendance o
spectators at both the morning and af
ternoon sessions of the military court
of Inquiry at the military academy to
day. Tho fact that two witnesses from
distant points would be called upon to
testify was the cause of Increased In
terest. One of these was Horace C.
Booz, a civil engineer, of Buffalo, and
P. O. Phillips, of East Cleveland, who
was heralded as a congressman, but he
told the press representative that he
was never elected to congress. The
testimony given by the former was
principally a refutation of the state
ment made about his brother, former
Cadet Oscar L. Booz, of Bristol, who
Several of the cadet witnesses dur
ing the progress of the Investigation
accused Booz of having shown coward
Ice In "his light with Cadet Keller in
August, 1898, and they also accused
him of untruthfulness.
Instructor of .Mathematics Lieuten
ant Coe in his testimony last week
stated that Booz was not possessed of
sufficient mental capacity to pass the
necessary examination at this acad
emy. His brother stated today that
this was not so, as the manner in
which the former cadet had passed his
examinations at the preparatory school
In Bustleton, Pa., was sulllcient to
prove that Oscar was possessed of suf
ficient Intellect. On the other hand, he
said Oscar was not untruthful and he
was anything but a coward.
Mi. Phillips' principal reason for ap
pearing before the court was to show
that he had not visited the academy
In 1S9S for the purpose of saving his
son from being hazed. He stayed here
for about ten or eleven days In August
of that year, shortly after the fight
between Booz and Keller had talcen
place. Mr. and Mrs. Booz stopped at
the same hotel with hlin, but neither
one of them complained of their son's
He said that In his opinion Booz was
not of the kind of material out of
which good army ofllcers could be
made. One of the witnesses at the
morning session Informed the court
that he had seen Cadet Breth so far
exhausted from severe exertion that
stimulants had be given him in his
tent in 1897.
In the afternoon two other cadets
of Breth's class said they had seen
him in a nervous condition, his body,
arms and legs twitching, after he had
been hazed, but one them said he be
lieved Breth was pretending prostra
tion. There still remain thirteen cadets of
the first class to be examined. They
have all been away on Christmas fur
lough and will be buck tomorrow.
Some of the fourth class men will also
be examined, and T. J. Smith, of Car
bondale. 111., a former cadet, Is ex
pected to be on hand tomorrow to tell
what he knows of the hazing practiced
at the academy. It Is possible that
tho court will get through here by
NOT TO BOON BRYAN.
Mr. Walsh States That the Meeting
of National Democrats Is Not iu
Interest of Any Candidate.
Dy i:elushl Who fiom The Associated Pics.
Chicago, Doc, 27. Charles A. Walsh,
of Iowa, secretary of tho Domocratlu
national commlttep, arrived hero to
day to assist In arranging for the meet
ing of the national executive commit
too In January.
Regarding a report circulated to tho
effect that the piesent organization is
planning to make "W. J. Bryan the
presidential candidate of 1904, ho said:
"There Is no foundation for such a
slory. As the last address sent out by
tho committee says: 'it Is not designed
to advance the Interests of any man
or faction.' That Is what the organis
ation declared and that Is all I care to
say about tho matter."
DEATHS OF A DAY.
By Kxclushe Who fiom 'ilio As-mlaled Picsj.
Philadelphia, Die, 27, Joluu D. Baku, who
fur Hie joais past lias been manager of the Hotel
Lufajette in this city, died today following an
operation for appendliltU-, lie was taken ill last
Hut day, 'lhlit-tlu )iam ago u begun his hotel
career in Harrisbuig. Tor the past tnentyuVe
.tears lie hid been uiioclntul with taiioiu holds
in tins city, lie was 51 .uniri old and was born
In Pciry county, l'a. Ila leaea a widow and
two children. o
Chicago, pc. 37, John Howard Jones, who
from I68 to HT5 was agent for tho Nortliwe&U
ern Associated Tress in Chicago and for the
greater part of that time agent for the Western
and California Associated Piet. died at his homo
In this city today, aged ill. 'Ills reports of tho
great Chicago tiro of 1S71 gained him consid
London, Pec. 2S. Mr. I'duiund Morison Wiin
peril, vke president of the Itoyal Institute nf
1'aintera in Water Colors, Is dead.
London, Pec. 23. Miss Marlott (JIu. Alice IJ).
gar), the actress, Is dead, She inado an American
tour about 1870.
New York, Pec. 27. Br. Ulysses Illggiiis
Brown, an oculist of S.uiuutc, N. V,, was fuuud
dead this morning in an areawuy on Wtst l'oily.
Sixth Annual Convention Held at
Dy Exclusha Wire from The Associated Preat.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. The sixth an
nual convention of the National Feder
ation of Graduate clubs met today at
the University of Pennsylvania. Tho
clubs represented at the convention
comprised graduates from the following
universities and colleges:
Columbia, natcllffe, Cornell, Chicago,
Bryn Mawr, Western Iteservc, Clara
Brown, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Kan
sas, Barnard, New York university,
Iowa, Columbian and tho University of
Pennsylvania. Each club was repre
sented by three delegates, but there
were many members from each club
present at the opening session.
Horace Howard Purness, of Pennsyl
vania, delivered the address ot wel
come. The morning session was de
voted to the reading of reports of tho
ofllcers and executive committee of tho
In the afternoon, Mr. Ewald, of
New York, rad a report prepared by
Prof. O. F. Lewis, of Maine, on the
status of Ameilcan students In for
eign universities. A. H. Shearer, of
Harvard, read a paper on "The teach
ing Professor," and In a paper on
"Where Does Graduate Work Begin"
was read by Miss Laird, of Bryn
FEMALE PRISONERS .
Twenty Maddened Women Create a
.Big Disturbance in Raymond
By Kxchultc Wire from The Associated l're.
New York, Dec. 27. Twenty mad- '
dened female prisoners In the "Ray
mond streeL jail. Brooklyn, rioted to
day anil fiercely assaulted Matron
Fannie Handy and Waiden McGraith. j
There was no attempt to escape.
The riot was caused by ill feeling. Miss
Handy was transferring the prisoners
from one corridor to another in the ,
women's section, when she was at- j
tacked by Nellie Jones, a powerfully- !
built woman, who had been sentenced '
to fifteen days for intoxication. Miss
Handy wai felled. Nineteen other '
prisoners then assaulted her. While '
the blows rained thick upon her head
and body she managed to reach a pu3h
button that rang a boll in the warden's
Warden McGrath rushed to the wo
men's department without waiting to
call lor assistance. As lie entered the
corridor the infuriated women jumped
on him. The blows were fast and furi
ous and McGrath went to the Iloor.
Hat pins were brought into play and
his face, head and neik were gouged.
Miss Handy made her way through
the crowd and again rang the alarm.
The sheriff, under-sheriff and four dep
uties replied. They had much trouble
in subduing the women, but succeeded,
and two of them were placed in
straight jackets. The others were, put
in separate cells and then the prison
physician was called to attend the
wounded warden and matron.
MRS. NATION BREAKS GLASS.
W. C. T. U. Enthusiast Creates
Havoc in a Kansas Saloon.
By lvlushc Wlie from The Associated Press.
Wichita, Kan., Dec. 27. Mrs. Carrio
Nation, president of Barber county V.
C. T, U.. entered the Carey hotel bar
room today, and with a stone crushed
a $:i00 painting and a minor -alued at,
Mrs. Nation broke mirrors in t wo sa
loons in Kiowa, Kan,, some months ago
and declared there Is no law under
which she can be prosecuted, sdi-i was
lodged In the county jail this aflernoon,
chaiged with malicious destruction of
Alter being incarcerated, Mrs. Na
tion sent two demands to the sick bed
of Governor Stanley, asking him as
governor of the state to come to tho
city jail and take charge of her de- ,
fpnse. After tho governor's refusal,
she telegraphed for nx-Congressmtin
Jerry Simpson, her neighbor at Medi
cine lodge. Mrs. Nation Is about 60
years of age. Her husband Is a law
yer at Medicine Lodge, an intimate ,
lrtenct or jerry s-iimpson, aim a politi
cian. Mrs. Nation practices osteopa
thy and was on her way to Missouri
to visit an osteopathic school, Befoa
t-ho left home, however, bhe stated
that she Intended to raid every saloon
In Kansas and rid tho state of the
joints, claiming that tho anti-saloon
laws were not enforced by the author
ities and that she had a perfect right
to take their enforcement Into her own
STATE MUSIC TEACHERS,
Annual Meeting of the Association
Begins at Philadelphia.
Dy Uxcluslve Wire from The Associated Picss
Philadelphia, Dec. 27, The annual
meeting of the State Music Teachers'
association began here today and the
sessions will continue until Friday.
These nominations for olDccrs were
mado today: K. A. Uorg. of Reading,
president; Kdmund Wolsleffer, secre
tary and treasurer; executive commit
tee, William Hendow, O, II, Unger and
K. L. Fulmer,
It was decided to hold tho next an
nual conference at "Reading on Dec,
2e, 27 and 28, 1901. The secretary's re
port stated that the membership1 roll
contained C00 names and that nearly
oyory county In tho state is repre
sented. Society Belle Arrested.
By Exclti-hn Wire from The Associated Tresa.
Ciintonl, N. II. i Pee. 27. lira. Carrie Mnclalr
lluntoon, the former society belle who was ar
leeled last night mi a charge ot conspiracy to
kill her dhorccd lmsband, Walter U, lluntoon,
was today pronounced Insane, Bhe will be
taken to an asylum for the Imane.
Kidnapping Law Desired.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Preu.
St. Louis, Dei-. 27. At a meeting of the prose
cuting ofllcers of the state of Missouri held here
today u icNilutlon was adopted to recommend
to tho state legislature thu parage ot a law
making kidnapping a capital crime.
Work o! the Commission Completed
and the Measure Is Mailed to
Washlnoton for Approval.
The Plrat Subject Dealt with by the
Commission Affects an Issue Be
tween the Church and the United
States Government Many Hear
ings Archbishops Chapello and
Nozaleda Makes the Presentation
of Church's Position.
fly Kxcluil-e Wire from Tin, Associated Prcis.
Manila, Dec. 27. The Philippine com
mission has completed the tariff bill
and mailed it to Washington for ap
proval. The decision of the commis
sion will be made public. Monday.
The first question dealt with by the
commission affecting an Issue between
the church and the United Spates gov
ernment Is whether the control of the
San Jose Medical college is vested In
the government or in the church. The
college was established by bequest In
the seventeenth century and the Jesuit
order was given Its control. When the
authority of the Jesuits In the Philip
pines ceased the Spanish government
assumed direction of the college and
later permitted the Dominican order to
conduct San Jose college as part of the
University of Santo Tomas.
Following the American occupation a
representative of the people Insisted
that the college, under the treaty of
Paris, came Into the control of the Uni
ted States and ought not to be con
trolled by the church. The church au
thorities claimed the church had full
legal possession. General Otis finally
closed the institution. The first hear
ing took place shortly after the com
mission arrived. Archbishops Chapelle
and Nozaledo made the presentations of
the church's position. If the commis
sion decides that the control is vested
in the government litigation Is consid
Three Nurses Accused of Causing
the Death of Hilliard Testi
mony of Physician.
By KxclusUe Wlie from The Associated l'ress.
New York, Dec. 27. The inquest into
the death of Louis H. Hilliard, in the
Insane pavilion of Bellevue hospital,
on December 12, was begun before
Coroner Fitzpatrick today. Three
nurses from the Mills training School,
.1. H. Davis., Edward C. Dean and Clin
ton L. Marshall, who weie on dutv
at the Insane pavilion, are accused of
causing Hllllard's death. They are
represented at the inquest by Henrv
B. Anderson, an attorney engaged by
Ogden Mills to defend them. Mrs.
Hilliard, the widow, testified that Hill
iard had not been bruised or hurt be
fore entering Bellevue, She said that
once when she called at Bellevue she
saw Marshall, one of the accused
nurses, handle her husband roughly.
The principal witness today was
Thomas J. Mlnnock, a reporter, who
testified to having seen Dean seize
Hilliard by the throat, throw him to
the floor and hold him there until he
was black in the face, Marshall and
Donnelly meantime helping to hola
Hilliard. This punishment was in
flicted because Hilliard refused to eat,
He persisting In his refusal to eat,
the three men hit and kicked him, and
dragging him to the bathroom, took
his clothes off and gave him a shower
bath and hit him in tho stomach.
The next day, the witness continued,
he again saw Hilliard brutally kicked
by the three nurses, dragged to tlie
bathroom and given a bath with his
clothes on. IIo was then dragged forci
bly to his room.
Witness laid that later In tho dav
ho heard Davis tell Dean that Hilliard
Dr. Donlln, the coroner's physician,
who mado the autopsy on the body of
Hilliard, testified that he found three
ribs broken, many abrasions on the
legs and arms and lungs congested.
Death had been caused, he said, by as
phyxiation and fracture of the ribs
The inquest was adjourned until to
morrow. WHERE IS PADEREWSKIP
Nothing Known in Paris About the
Pianist's Reported Duel.
Dy Kxclusho Wire fjom The Associated Pres.
Paris, Dec, 27, The prefecture of po
lice has not heard of the alleged duel In
i which, according to a report circulated
In New York city, Paderewskl, the
pianist, was killed on a small Island In
The music publishers, Chandens and
Duraud, who have business relations
with Paderewfakl, do not believe ho is
Dy ExclusUc Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Pee, 27. Aiihed Teutonic, Liter.
pool; Trate, firemen. Cleared; Mate of Ne
braska, nUsgow, Houlona fcalledi Cap r'rio,
ficm llambuiif for New Ymk. Motllle Arrttedj
Ethiopia, New Yoik for Glasgow. Cherbourg
Arrived: Oraf Waldertce, New York for Hani,
burg. Lizard Passed ! Spaariidam, New York
for ltotterdain, fiagrt Pascd; Kaiser Wilhclin
II, New York for filhraltar, Naples and Genoa,
itottcrdam Sailed! I'oUulam, New York.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
fluifalo, Pec, 27. Clement I.. Ureldensteln, tho
defaulting clerk of the illy cnglneciing depart
ment of Baltimore, today waived identification
and was taken to that city this etching by a
Baltimore detcctha uho arrived beie today witb
requisition pa pen.
THK NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications ToJar,
CLOUDY 1 WAHMB.
I Otneral China Ttepllei to the Note of the
Tariff illll for the Philippines.
ioot Harlng Inquiry.
Itcported WIlllngneM of (lie Boeri to Surren
der. (leneral Carbondalo Department.
3 Local-Orion ltidire ltaptists Will Dedicate a
Viaduct Injunction Proceedings in Court.
Una Year's State Legislation.
5 Local Superintendent and Crew of Trolley
Line rtecclvc Rough Treatment.
1 Death nf Councilman Lldstnne.
6 Local West Scranton and Suburban.
7 General Northeastern Pcnnsjltania News.
3 Locil llulldltig Inspector Will Enforce the
Lite News of the Industrial Woild.
Financial and Commercial.
The Secretary of the Grand Masonic
Lodge of Indiana Is Shot by
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pres.
Indianapolis, Dec. 27. Yllllam H.
Smythc, who for twenty-five years has
been secretary of the Grand -Masonic
lodge of the state, was shot 1m tho
head In his office In the Masonic
hulldlng shortly after noon today. It
Is believed he cannot live. Mr.
Smythe claims a woman did the
shooting, but the police have so far
been unable to locate her.
Lewis A. Coleman, an attorney,
found Mr. Smythe shortly after he
was shot, lying In a pool of blood on
the floor. He at once telephoned to
the police department. When the po
lice arrived, the wounded man was
In a semi-conscious condition but was
able at Intervals to utter a few co-
herent words. He was able to say"
that he was seated at his desk when
a blonde woman entered his otllce and
asked to use the telephone. He said
flie had been In several times before;
that the last call Irritated him and
he refaied her request, and that she
then drew a revolver fiom the bosom
of hsr dross and tired.
When a search for the woman failed
to ievc.il any trace of her, the theotv
was advanced that Mr. Smythe had
attempted to take his own life. His
sous said that while their lather had
lven vry despondent at times during
the past year, they tere unwilling to
believe hu had attempted his own life.
NEWS AT WHITE, HOUSE.
Nothing Known of London Yacht
By Eiilusi'c Wire from Hie Amounted Pi fas.
Washington, Dec. 27. Nothing i-i
known at the White House concerning
the slory cabled from London to tho
effect that the New "York Yacht club
would invite Kmpeior William of Ger
many and the Prince of Wales to wit
ness the yacht races for the America's
cup next summer and that President
McKlnley would write concurrently to
the kaiser and the prince Inviting them
to visit the United States.
At the White House It was stated
that nothing of the sort Is In contem
plation. The Pi Ince of Wales was a
guest at the executive mansion during
President Buchanan's administration.
TROUT FRY FOR PLANTING.
Pennsylvania Fish Commission Now
Ready for Orders.
By Exclusite Wire from The Associated Prens.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. The Pennsyl
vania fish commission at its meeting
in this city today declaied Itself ready
to receive applications for brook trout
fry for planting In the public waters
of tho state.
The attention of the public Is drawn
to a rule adopted by the board at its
last annual meeting to the effect that
no applications for trout fry will bo
received after April 15 and that the
fish will be shipped by the superin
tendent of the hatching station, when
he decides It best for the Interests oC
the fish to do so, and not to suit the
convenience of tho applicants.
Public School Instructors in Session
Hy I'ulushe Wiio from The Awjciatcd Pre-Ji.
Wllkes-Barre, Dec. 27. The annual
meeting of the public school superin
tendents of Northeastern Pennsyl
vania was held in this city today.
Those present weie J. C Taylor, of
Lackawanna; Thomas 12. Moxley, Sus
quehanna; Frank II, Jurvls, Wyoming;
J, B. Miller. Columbia, and Frank
Hopper, of LuKcrne,
Vortical penmanship as taught in
some schools at present was disposed
of as a fad and not practical,
A resolution was adopted request
ing the state department to prepare
an elementary couiso of study for
By ExclusUc Wire from Tho Associated Piess.
Ui'S aloluit, la,, Dec. 27, A telephone iucsmkc
from Wuihlueton, la,, ayti that llfty-one sihnol
iliildien weiu sUtlmr on the riter near I'obter,
la,, ttlien the ice gate way und foity-niuc weio
Nn lunftrniation of the story or details can be
obtained from any other available point tonight.
New York Republican Chairman,
By Etclushe Wire from The Associated Priss.
New York, Dec, 7, The Itcpublicau county
commlttie at its nieetlnir held tonight perfected
an oiKanizatfon for IDOL Hobert Clark Morris
Mas elected president and permauent chairman
of the committee.
To Succeca Theodore Poole.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 27. Tlie appointment of Gen
eral Clinton B. Macdougall has been decided upon
as UnlUd Mates marshal for the northern dis
trict of Niw York lu place of Theodore . Poole,
The Terms Upon Which General De
Wet Mau Be Persuaded to Give
Up Battle Against England.
REPORTS NOT CONFIRMED
A Conference with Steyn and Haaa
broeck Is Reported The Terms to
Be Demanded Include Amnesty to
Colonial Rebels and to the Boer
By Exclusive Wire from The Ansociatid Presa.
Blocmfontcln, Orange River Colony
Dec. 26. Renewed, but unconfirmed, '
reports have reached hero that Ge.i
oral Do Wet, ex-President Steyn and
General Haasbroeck have held a con
ference and have decided to offer to
surrender, provided the colonial rebels
are not punished and the leaders, ln
eluding themselves, are not deportedw
Boers Celebrate Christmas.
New Castle, Natal, Dec. 27. Hoera
celebrated Christmas In the district be
tween Standerton and Ingogo by more
or less determined attacks upon every
British garrison along the lines of com
munication. These, however, were in
all cases successfully repulsed.
At Utrecht the Boer commandant
oayif In n itpmnnil fni- whlakov nlcnt-H
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and Christmas luxuries, falling which
he threatened to attack the town. His
demand was Ignored and the Boers at
tacked Utrecht in strong force Christ
mas morning. They were repulsed with
loss, the British casualltlcs being but
DE WET IN BATTLE AGAIN.
British Engage His Force Near
Leuwkop Kitchener's Report.
London, Dec. 27. The. following dis
patch has been received from Lord
Pretoria. Dec. 20. Knox, with Bar
ker. Pitcher and White, is engaged
with Do Wet's force, holding a posi
tion in the neighborhood of Leuwkop.
De Wet hopes to break through and
go south again.
The Boers' eastern column. In Cape
Colony, is apparently headed by our
troops about Reitport Spruit. The
liners' western column Is re ported to
have gone north in two portions, ona
toward Prleska and tho other through
Strydenburg. They are being fol
BOER INVADERS HEADED OFF.
Driven Toward Venterstad, and
Loudon, Dec. 27.- In his dispatch
from Pietoriu. und! today's date.
Lord Kitchener says.
"The eastern I urea of Boers In Cape
Colony was headed yesterday and
driven in the direction of Venterstad.
"The western force Is still bains
di hen north thruogh Strydenburgh."
Burghersdorp, Cape Colony, Dec. 26.
Colonel Greniell continues In touch
with Kruitzipger's command of 700
men who are carrying oft the British
prisoners. , Krultv-lnger's command
has abandoned his Maxims and carts.
An attempt of the Ninth Lancers to
turn Kruitzslnger's flank, at Plalstor
hi'iivol. on Dec. 24, resulted in eight
casualties among the Lancers, Includ
ing Loid Frederick Blackwood, who
MASON'S AT PHILADELPHIA.
Grand Lodge of Free and Acceptld
Masons Installs Officers.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The .Wochtcd Press.
Philadelphia, Dec, 27. Tho grand
lodge of Pennsylvania, Free and Ac
cepted Masons today Installed, with
ancient and jtolomn rlto tho grnnc of
llcers elected Dec. 5. Today is ',ho
festival of St. John tlie Mvangelttt.
and marks tho beginning of the no'"
Masonic year. These olllcers were In
stalled Right worthy guind master.
George K. Wagner; right worthy de
puty grand master, Kdgar A. T'lmla;
right worthy senior grand wa'deti,
James W. Brown; right worthy tun
icr grand warden, George W. hen
drlck; right worthy grand secrotn.-y,
WilTlam A. Sinn.
Thomas 11. Patlou, who has been
grand treasurer for twenty-seven,
years, was elected an honorary mem
ber. This is thu lit st timo in a cen
tury and a half that the grand lolga
has conferred this honor, Mr. Pat
ton seveial years ago presented tho
giuud lodge with $50,000 with which to
establish a memorial charity fund.
. Croker Rusticating.
Dy Exclude Wire ircin Tim Associut-d Ptess.
London, Doc. 27, Mr. Itkliurit Croker, -.ho
bad bicn lusticatliK, fur seu'rnl weeks in Carls
bad and Nice, retiitmd to Wantapi to days be
foro ( lirMinan, wheie he rciehul a summons to
appear .Ian, 2 to reply to Inquiries iespcctlnT
his income in connection with tlie income tax.
lie left Wantage- yestuday, presumably for ths
continent. Ills house today uas absolutely closed
and thorn is no expectation of his return until
Killed by a Buzz-saw.
By I.'xclushe Wire fiom Tho Associited Presa.
liarrlsmutr, Doc. 27, llutus Ksli, aged 10 year,
v,as Instantly killed In u saw mill at Dellevillt,
Miitllu county, last ovenlng. A circular was run
nliiu at a high speed broke from its bearings,
striking Esh on tho head, cutting its way almost
throui-h bis body, Frank Waintr, efd 18. M
severely Injured by being struck by rlyiDg timber,
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4- Washington, Poo. 87. Forecast for
eastern Pennsylvania! Increasing cloudl- -f
-f ncM and warmer Friday; rain at night 4-
f and baturday; colder Saturday; freah -f
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