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SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31. 1900.
After a Peaceful Sabbath the oicii
Suddenlu Assumes the Aspect
of a Political Storm Genter
A Democratic Senator of Crawford
Decides That It Is Better to Become
a Co-Operator Than to Sit on the
Fence and Find Fault Bepresen
tativo Beynolds Gives Evidence of
Having Been Brought Under Con
trol of Ex-Mayor Fellows The
Constituents of Mr. Reynolds At
tempt the Work of Rescue Sur
prises in Store for Insurgents.
IMIIoii.it Oil i espor.dcnc o of 'die 'Uibunc'.
Unnisburg. l'a., Dec. 30. After a
.Sunday of quiet Ilarrlsburg tonight
look on the aspect of a political storm
renter. Every train during the late
afternoon and -evening pouted in its
quota and at midnight the hotels wore
like bee-hives preliminary to a swarm.
The first .of the iSorunton contingent
to arrive came Saturday afternoon,
when Congressman C'onnell, Postmas
ter Hippie and a small group of stal
warts occupied rooms at the Common
wealth. With them, but not of them,
came Representative Reynolds, chap
eroned by ex-Mayor Fellows. 'Mr.
Fellows Is a candidate for appointment
as county controller, and ho seems to
have concluded that a likely way to
promote his chances of getting the
honor was to steer Mr. Reynolds into
the arms of the insurgents. All Satur
day afternoon and evening and all day
today he stuck to Reynolds closer than
.1 brother, guiding him into repeated
conferences with 10. A. Van Valken
berg and causing him to hear large
tales of si vat insurgent expectations.
Tonight a delegation of stalwarts from
Reynolds' district, including Select
Councilman Oliver,. County Chairman
Davis, George Davis and- James Cus
terllnc, of Providence, and Assessors
Rinsland and Jones appeared on the
scene to remonstrate with Reynolds
for his threatened bolt, but with what
success remains to bo seen. The Quay
people have made no effort to influence
Reynolds to remain true to his oft
lepeated pledge to enter the caucus
and abide by its result. AVhethor Rey
nolds decides on political suicide or
not, they will easily organize the house
and senate and name their favorite for
United States senator, the safe majori
ty necessary having been irrevocably
pledged days ago, but the defection of
Reynolds may operate disadv.mtage
ously upon the interests of his district
and detrimentally to the city and coun
ty, it is to this that his constituents
The wiihution of the day was the
declaration of Senator Washburn, of
Crawford, a Populist elected In lbH8 on
a Democratic! and Prohibition fusion
ticket, that ho had decided to cmbiuce
the Republican party and train with it
in organizing the senate. This breaks
the insurgents' hopes of a tie vote and
Insures tho election of Senator Snyder
as presiding1 officer. This is only one
of tho surprise! in store for them. De
velopments are to come which will add
appreciably to their very evident de
moralization. Among the Republicans or Lacka
wanna in evidence hero ionium, in
addition to those already named, aio
M. W. l.owry, George W. Jenkins, N.
S. Davis, Postmaster Gi (tilths, of Jer
myn; Thomas Jordan, of Olyphant;
ex-Representatives Furr, Reynolds,
Timlin, Burke. Council, Jones, of Car
bondale, and Reck, of Moscow; Thurs
ton Parker, Edward Northup, Harry
Seamans, Harry Dale, (J. m. Wallace,
The four lepresontatlves am on tho
ground, Messrs. Scheuer, James and
Plillbiu, having arrived tonight and
taken rooms at tho l.ochlel. Senator
Vaugihan will bo on hand tomorrow.
Llvy S. Richard.
The Senator from Crawford Takes a
Stand for Good Government.
3y n-tcliulve Who from 'flic .Welitod Piesi
ilarrlsburg, Dee, ,10. Senator Wash.
burn, of Crawford county, who was
fleeted two years ago at' a Populht
with Democratic and Prohibition en
dorsement. Issued a formal statement
tonight, announcing that ho had al- '
lied himself with tho Republican par- j
tv and shall partlclputo In Its coun- i
cits und organization. Mr, Washburn
voted with tho Democracy at tho last
session for George A, Junks for United
States senator anil took part In Its
councils and voted for all pally meas
ures. His statement follows;
1 was ileitcd two years ncn ,14 .1 Populist, le
rchlnif the support of llic 1'rohlblilunli.u and .1
linger tliaro of the Democratic vulcii in my ilia,
trlit. Hoping lu mm urc icmiIu ulung lefoim
Unci, I co-opeialed with the Peniuuau -lining
the last fission, hut w.i ilisippiilntiil In the!
on! mmo. Thu Deinui rati of the slute luc
iceinul to he more Intent iinm uil..ni .m-l p-i.
fi'iul advantage Han in a isilie lu cu-ni'iiatj
wllli nil olhrr forces to ceurc needed Irglbl.i
tlon. Tin' rumple of the national Deinocrallo
convention In refusing to Indorse Townc became
lie was an olil line Drim-ic rat Ii an illustration
of the nplrll which h.is largely prevailed among
Democratic leader In till commonwealth; nr
have llic Insurgent llciiibllcnns hown any ile
sire to en-operate with others for any purpose
except prrvni.il or p.irlhan gain for themselves1.
The disrepute Into which Hie regular Republican
oi-Mnl-utloii wa brought prcvlou to ISM vva
caucd by the Jcandal and conuptlon of width
the members of tho l'lttihmij ,ind Phllaelclphla
political tings were guilty, It was Hot Quay
n 11111t.l1 111 the iiu-aiupuhm.1 woik or hi tol
lowns In the two cities tli.it precipitated the lac.
tioual light lu the Hcpublk.iti party. Now llic
lueinhoM ol these rings, who me the real cul
Iji It s the people ought In punish hac i.ilscel 11
cry for "roforni," anil under cover of opposition
to Quay cunningly seel: to profit by the reaction
against their pirly lli.it their own misdeed
ll.lVC IllOUgllt iihout.
Desires to Be a Co-Operator.
Mnru the last election I have considered most
of the Ismics foucht out during that catup.iian
.n prini.itier.il willed, und while 1 do not legirt
my Mippoit of .Mr. Ilrvun undir the elleum
ht.mces I believe th.it the tremendous popular
in.ijuiily glvi'ii to (lie Itepiildiian .idmliilstiatlon
takes out uf the le.ilni of practical coicddcralion
most of the problems then discussed. Desiring to
be 11 co-operalor lather thin a faiill-llnder, uc
ognlzlng that the People's party lu I'ennsj lumla
Is estliict as u .state cu .'ani7.it Ion and tint the
overwhelming majority nf tlie people ot this
eoniniiinwe.iltli drtrc an Imtunt eeasatlmi of the
factional slilfe that Ins lor .veiirs corrupted the
politics and pieveiitid the nruper ndinlnlstratlon
of the affairs nf 1 lie Mate, I fhill
lieiKcfoith ally niytlf with the Republican
1 uiily. In this entitsc 1 believe I shall be up
held by the nidjoilty of the people both in my
cIMiiu and throughout the countiy. Neither Hip
Democialic oig.iui.itloii, contiolkil by the
htaiidaid oil Inlhii'ine, nor the Insurgent mganl.
z (tiuti. uliose leJdeis have been unequalled 111
conuptlon since the days of Tweed, iitti.iets me,
and in the (utuie, fullowinir the evuinplc ol
t'nitecl Mates scn.'itois, Slen.irl and Kyle, and
of other rquilly pioininent leadeis who have
hien arlhc lu their efioits for better govern
ment, I Mull work for all thoe belter condi
tions hi politics wlili i .sincere Uemoii.its and
all good citizens desire, and ul Miive earnestly
as a Itcnuhllcaii foi high ideiiN within the
party unci the risht settlement of the Intiicite
pioblems that confuml the nation il and state
.uhnlnMratloiis. In all. Insr mjsell with the
ltcpublic.in pirty I shall p.utiYipitc in its rniiu
ul.s and oiganlatlon.
Quay's Friends in Control.
Mr. Washburn's declaration created
much surprise, as he was counted mi
by the Democrats to vote with them
on the organization of the senate and
for the party nominee for United
States senator. Ills desertion ijives
the friends of Colonel M. S. Quay con
tiol of the henate and practically in
sures the election of William P. Sny
der, of Chester, as president pro lem.
United States Senator Penrose, who
is hero aiding Colonel Quay in his can
vass for United States senator, says
the action of Senator Washburn Is
another instance of the drift of politi
cal thought now prolnsj on and that as
far as Pennsylvania is concerned, the
Populist party Is disintegrated. "It
is apparent," Mr. Penrose said, "that
If any ifform legislation is to lvs
passed at the present legislative ses
sion, it can only be accomplished
through tho harmonious co-operation
of tho regular Republican organiza
tion." Tho Washburn incident has made no
material change in the calculations of
Colonel Quay's opponents. They still
insist that the former senator will not
be elected and that the nntl-Quav Re
publicans and Democrats will control
the organization of tho house. Sena
tor AVilliam Kllnn, of Allegheny, tho
leader of tho anti-Quay Republicans in
Western Pennsylvania, said tonight
that the defeat of Quay for senator
iind William T. Marshall for speaker
was absolutely assured.
Stalwart Republicans Jubilant.
Mr. Marshall says positively that
the stalvvatt Itepublicans will organize
the house and that he will bo elected
.speaker. Colonel Quay's friends are
jubilant over the accession of Senator
Washburn and piofess to be absolute
ly confident of his election. A caucus
of tho anti-Quay Republicans will be.
held tnmoriow to formulate n plant
ror fusion uitb the Democrats on tho
organization of the house. A candi
date for United States senator may
also be chosen. The stalwart Repub
licans of the senate and house will
hold caucuses tomorrow evening to se
lect otllcers and employes, and on
Tuesday evening lo formally nominate
Colonel Quay for senutor,
v Senator C. I. Mugee, of Allegheny,
"who has been under the treatment of
a Philadelphia specialist since the
close of the last legislature, came, o
Ilarrlsburg today to attend the ses
sion. Mr. Mugee says lu; Is gradually
revaluing his health and that he will
take his seat In the senate on Tues
day. He has leased a house In Ilar
rlsburg and expects to stay hero dur
ing the session with his fumily.
DEMOCRATS TAKE ACTION.
They Fobs Resolutions Condemning
the Course of Senator Washburn,
Hy i:ehiMp Whit from The Asoelited I'icvj.
Ilarrlsburg. Dec, 30, A meeting of
tlie thirty Democratic senators and
members In tho city was held tonight
to take action on the desertion of Sen
ator Washburn, and a commit tee of
three was appointed to wait upon tho
senator and another cmnmltteo of live
was appointed to draft resolutions
Tho resolutions committee repotted
tho following, which wera adopted:
Resolved, 'Hut it U the1 feme uf the Demo.
(iVilfe iiieu.bern of the general asM'iubly that
the ice-ens ulveii for this proposed action of
ndlllJlliu' with the coirupt ejiuy machine hut
thinly cliy-rnNtd Ids dUgrauful conduct in piov-
lug Htieniil to lien trust lepoMcl lu linn bj
the peiiioriatie vottis and good oitlz'.rai of his
llcvdurf, That it baa been more than n gen
nation since our tute vvay tuuiight Into lkt
shame and clUrcputu by the bad faith and recre
ant londuit i.f three members of the ivinbly
vvho, disregaicllni; their duly to their cnnslllu.
rath, lluir fealty to t lie I r party and theii nidi,
gallons In tlie people of their district to rcpreint
hom-atl unci faithfully the trust reposed in them
and uIiom; nsinei lute become a irpmaeli ami a
bjvvpiel tlnoiiifhout the tdale as fillliU'.-s legls.
Iteaohcd, 'lh:.t while we lecogniie the right
of a number ct the general awembly to veto
hl loiivli lions mi ijiieations of eeonoiiilc.il and
pjrty iulklt wo condemn the action of Senator
Washlmin In ally, in,; himself with he Quay ma.
ihliip, which ho has o ficcueiitly und earnestly
denounced lu the pi-t when the leeult of hi
ioitise must inevitably had, if tuuWul, to
tisjlu place- In position" the woit and nnst
senile ok'imuu ol the Itepulilliuu pally
Union ot Congregations Is Attended
by Representatives o. 96 Or
TO ADVANCE JUDAISM
Dr. Mendes Denounces the Intermar
riage of Jews and Gentiles as Be
ing Inimical to the Interests of
Judaism Correspondence with
Seth Low and the President of the
United States Regarding a Proposed
Substitute for the Red Cross for
Jewish Surgeons in the Army.
By Exclusive Wiic from The Adulated I'recs.
New York, Dec. 30. The biennial
meeting of the Union of Orthodox He
brew congregations was held today In
this city. The meeting was attended
by representatives from ulnety-slx or
thodox congregations In the United
States and Canada.
Itev. Dr. II. P. Mendez, president
of the union, occupied the chair,
and among those present wen::
Ij. X. Dembltis. of Louisville;
Dr. S. S. Cohen, of Philadelphia; Dr.
A. Friedenwald, of Baltimore; H. K.
Satusch, of New itirk; Rev. M De Sola,
of Montreal; Rev. Dr. P. Klein, Jose-ph
Rluementhal, Dr. Cyrus Adler, L,. Na
poleon, Levy I. Silverman, Max
Deutschman and Jacob Hecht.
The union was organized two and a
half years ago for the purpose of ad
vancing the interests of positive bibli
cal, rabbinical and historical Judaism.
Not b;lng a synod, the meeting has no
authority to amend itllgious uestions,
but, as an assembly of representative
men and congregation. il was tho in
tention of tin; mocllnl to take such
steps as they could for the advance
ment of the interests of the creed.
The Uov. II. P. Mendes, piesidenl,
made the opening address, in which he
explained what tlie union desired to do,
and said lu part:
"We differ from our reform Jews in
our insistence of a thorough knowledge
of the teachings of our holy bonk, com
bined with loyalty to tho principles of
obedience to established rulings, which
shall not be .imendefl except by the
best attainable wisdom of experts. And
pei Imps we differ from some upholders
of one form of orthodoxy In our con
ception of what constitutes orthodox
Judaism, which to us seems to require
a permanent council to regard the in
terests of our religion by defining Jew
ish duty In response to now conditions
which so frequently arise.
Evils of Reform.
"The evil of reform Judaism is that
changes are made frequently by men
who do not claim to be experts. The
standard of learning among the older
ministers was very high, hut among
the younger ones who have tvecived
their Hebrew education In this coun
try only, the standard Is not so nidi
as it sliould be. Even laymen as trus
tees of congiegations presume to in
troduce innovations, and the result of
this Is that as individuals they carrv
the principle of liberty to do its thev
please into their home and personal
lives. The Jewish features of oitho
do.y arc gradually omitted, and sooner
or later nothing Jewish remains.
"The necessity of a synod Unit should
be a permanent body and composed of
representatives from all parts of the
world, so that Judaism in our country
will be the same as Judaism in another
country, becomes apparent when wc
read of the action taken by the eigh
teenth council of tho Union of Ameri
can Reformed Hebivw congregations,
held in Richmond, on December :t, last
I year. At that session they adopted
resolutions declaring that 'the Jews
are not a nation. America Is our zljl,'
Against sui'h a radical departure from
the teachings of Jeremiah wo must
emphatically protest, for such gross
misrepresentations of Judaism and Its
will will mislead many Hebrews, as
well as many of our uelghbois of an
alien faith, by causing them to believe
that we no longer entertain tjio (deal
of Jewish nationality."
Mr. Mendes dwelt at some length on
the fact that many Jews are content
with such divorces as they can obtain
from the civil couits of the country,
the custom of widows marrying tho
brothers of their deceased husbands
and of thu Intermarriage of Jews and
UeMHes, all of which he denounced us
being lulmlcul to tho Interests or Juda
ism, Pence Conference.
Dr. Mendes then spoko of the cone
sponder.co which hu hud had with Soth
Low, of tho American pence commis
sion to The Hague, concerning tho pio.
posed uctlon of tho peace confuienco
In connection with tho Oenova Red
Cross convention. Tho letter to Soth
Low and another to the president of
tho United States were in relation to
tho substitution of another umblem
than tho Red Cross for Jewish sur
geons, nurbcs, otc, who had conscien
tious scruples against wearing what
Is an emblem associated with a religion
whoso doctrines are antagonistic to
Suili Low replied that the commission
would do what they could to cat ry tho
(ilea into effect; and thu president re
plied saying tho matter had been
brought to the uttontlon of the secre.
tary of state, Thu following icsolu
lions were adopted;
"That a committee bo appointed to
form unions for the purpose of in
Htructlng the young in Kngllsh.
"That on the evo of all Jewish fes
tivals und holidays, an explanation
of the significance of tho suiue bu sent
to tho Associated Press, together with
a request that they publish the same.
"Thut the executive committed take
such steps as thoy may deem advisable
to further Sabbutlt nbsoivuucc,
"That a committee bu appointed to
communicate with the national govern
ment at Washington! asking them to
provide chaplains In the United States
army and navy to minister to tlie re
ligious instruction of tho Hebrews In
that brunch of the service."
Storm of Opposition.
A resolution providing for special
services for the Instruction of the
young brought forth a storm of oppo
sltlon and the resolution was finally
leferred to the executive committee for
such action as they may deem proper
after careful consideration, The ma
jority of those who spoke on this reso
lution wutu of the opinion that any
special service would tend to lesson the
respect which the children would have
for the regulur service and that In no
way could thoy be seHeffectlvely taught
to reverence llic divine service than by
participation In It In common with
A full list of ofllcers for 1901 wore
elected, hended by Rev. Dr. Mendes as
This closed the business of the meet
ing. RAILROAD MEN RESTLESS
Employes of the Central of New Jer-
sey Make a Request for
By lluliwlve Wiie from The Asinelntcil Pri'i.
New York, Dec. 30. The Herald will
Negotiations between the board of
federation, representing tho engineers,
conductors, (liemen, brakemen and
telegr.rpheis employed by the Central
Rallioad of Now Jersey, and the otll
cers of the company, over the demand
of the e'liiployes for a now scale of
wages and agreement, were termin
ated Saturday night, the employes and
employers being uwable to come to an
The company virtually rejected tlie
demands of the board of federation
committee, of which L. P. Titus is
chairman. The proposed wage scale
had been under consideration since last
A melting of the chief offerors of the
vuiIoum brothel hoods Will endeavor to
hnv tlye Railroad co'iipany accept tho
new vviigo scale. Thev will meet in
Jcr.sev rity the latter part of this
The pioposed scale piovides for an
average Increase nf about ?." per
month, in flic salaries of 'the brake
men, firemen nod telegrapheis, with
passes for the men and wives, where
man-led, who ha-c been In the service
of the company for ten years. The en
gineers want ten hours to constitute a
day's won: with them at a minimum
wage scale of Jo'.M) n da v.
American Regiments Are Picking
Prisoners Throughout tho
By Inclusive Wiie fioni The As-sociatecl l'ics.
Manila, Dec. 30. Today brought
many reports of captures of Insurgents
as the result of scouting throughout
Luzon. The Americans In this work
sustained no casualties.
A detachment of the Kouith regi
ment captured sixty In the province of
General Whealon lcports having
captured and burned flromorios' camp
in the peninsula, near Sail Antonio.
General Kunstan reports that live In
surgents were killed and several cap
tured near Gaysau.
Near Moriones yesterday a dozen in
surgents were killed nnd eight wound
ed. Near Allujnn today Captain Mondo
u, with thirty men of Sandli;o's com
Detachments of tho Kleventh and
Ninth cavalry killed twelve Insur
gents and destroyed several eumps In
the Camarines district.
MRS. NATION REFUSES BAIL.
If Released from Jail She Threatens
to Demolish More Furniture.
By IXeliiflvo iVIu fioni The .Wori itc.il I'res.
AVichlta, Kan., Dec. 30. Mrs. Curt In
Nation, the AVomun's Christian Tem
perance union woman who broke mir
rors and destroyed a valuable painting
In a Wichita saloon, has refused ball
secured by her co-workers, Sho now '
says that under no circumstances will
she step out of Jail until cleared of the I
charge against her and tho Woman's I
Christian Temperance union has prac
tically abandoned their effort to secure
her release. ,
Mrs, Nation bays If sho Is released
from Imprisonment sho will demolish
saloon furniture In other Kansas cities,
THE CHINESE ACCEPT.
By Exclusive Wire fiom Tho Associated Vttv.
l.onelon, Dee. KJ, Willnif to the Times from
I'ekln ycsteiclay, Dr. Jlorrlson &hjm
"'i'ho Chlnejo haves aceepteel all the condition!
of the Joint note, 'Ihey are sending foinul ne.
ccptonicd by an envoy and usl; that neejotl.itl'Nij
e-hmild commence forthwith, anl military opera
Three Men Killed.
By Exclusive Who fiom The Associated Vtcu.
Charleston, R. 0 Dec, B0, Thiee men wen
Uilleel lu Alili'illle last nlsht, intluelin ths
ilninU'ii man who ktaittd the tiouhle, Willi. im
Jv.Ue, ol Mavaihusitts, who hu been buperln
fe inline; the li'.ilhllinr of jl cotton mill lu .1V'
ville, was playing iarcN at a hotel when John
Dsrisby, an outsider, who was drunk, Jntciiered
vvjlli tlie umiiii1, An alienation ensiic'd, and
Daiisby shot Ivjle dead. Ilo tied, but wa over
tnl.en by s'lierll) Kennedy, Both began hunt; at
once.- and each fell dead from the other's hulM,
Ily i:tlushe Wiie from The Associated 1'iess.
Now York, Dec, y0. Arrived: Minneapolis',
London; I.c fiabcocne, Havre. Killed; Anvhoria,
Uliieow, (Jcieeiistfmn Sailed: Fervla, front
Llui-pool, Nivv YiiiU.
Total Election Riot.
By Eulwlio Wire fioni Tlie Associated I'res.
Madrid. Dec. 30. Tno perboiisi were killed and
cleve'ii nerlouvly wounded at Vivar, pioviiicc of
liiiiiaila, dmimr an election riot,
TO Y. M. . A.
The Memorable Address Delivered
at Garneole Hall, New Yorkj
HEARD OVER THE LAND
The Speech Delivered by tho Vico-President-Elect
Is Read Aloud
Before More Than One Hundred
Other Associations About the
Country at the Same Time Good
Advice for Christian Workers
Ry f.'sclusivc Who from The As'oclated Pres.
New York, Dec. ,10. Governor
Roosevelt spoke this afternoon at Car
negie hall before an audience of young
men that completely tilled the house.
It was a mass meeting arranged by
the Young Men's Christian associa
tion of thu city, but It wis somewhat
unique In the fact that the chief
penkcr was in a way addretsing mare
than a hundred othsr audiences
throughout tlie country. It had been
arranged so that copies of Governor
Roosevelt's addiess had bpen secured
In advnneo and sent to seeretarie-i of
associations throughout the country,
and It was said that the address was
read aloud at more than a hundred
other meetings at the same hour.
William R. Dodge presided, and
among those on the platform were
General O. O, Howard. General John
It. llrooke and variou- ofllcers of tho
harbor forts and the novy yard. There
were also more than a hunched blue
jackets and soldiers present, most or
whom aio mcmb-is of the army and
navy branch of the association. Th"
Now York festival chorus had elevated
seats on the platform and conducted
by Prof. Morgan, the director, ren
dered musical selections. Mr. Dodno
spoke briellv on the hlstoij of the
Young Men's Christian associations,
and then eulogized Colonel Roose'velt
In the various capacities in which h"
is known to the public. The1 vice
president-elect was received with pro
longed applause. lie spoke as fol
lows: Roosevelt's Address.
It is a peculiar plr.isine tei nie to entne liefoio
vim tinlay to e?rccl j(,n .unl lo bear testimony to
the (jie.it Rood tint has been (lone by these
Voiui Men's nnd Viiiiiijc Women' Christian awo
e i.elloin. thnmchoiil the United Stales .end the
Dominion of Cnnida. Mine end more we arc set
tint.' to ici.iii:ui.c the lacy of combination. This
is title in nuiiir phase, of our industrial life, and
it is equally Hue nf the wot Id of philanthropic
effort. Xowlieie in il, or will it ever be, possible
lo supplant ili(lieiilu,il elloit nnd individual initia
tive; but ill addition to this theic must lie work
in c oinbin.ition. Moie and more this he recognizee!
as true nut only In charitable wink proper, hut
in that best toiiu of phihinthiopic endeavor wheio
we do ireiod lo mnsclvo by all joining toiicllicr
to do guild for one another. This is exactly what
is clone in vour ai-sociatiniis.
It seems In me thai tbeie ale scveial reasons
why vou aie entitled to especial recognition ftuin
all mIhi ,eie interested in the betterment of mil
Amen ir. m social M cut. I'hst and foieino.st .vour
oicMiiiatlon reenirnies the vital need ot brother
liooel, the most vital of all mil' needs heie in this
pent mm incut. The evi'lenec of a Young Men'i.
ol oiins' Women's Cluistian association;, is cer
tain pi not that sonic people at leist rec ognUo
in piactical shape the identity of aspiration and
Inlcicst both in things matciial and things high
er, which with u.s must be widcspreid through
the misi.es ot the people, it the national lite is
to attain full development. This spint of bioth
eibood recoinics of necessity both the need of
eclf help and also the need of helping others
in the roily way vvliieh ever ultimitcly does gie.it
gooel; that is, ot helping Hum to help them
selves. Every man of us needs Mich help at Mime
time, and each nf us tdiould be giad to atrctcli
out his hand to ,i biother who stumbles. Hut
while every m m needs at times to lie lifted up
wlirn he Mumbles, no man can alToiel to let him
self lie caiiied, and it is worth no man's while
to tiy tuns to carry pome one else. The mm
who lies down, who will not Irv to walk has
become a mere cumberer of the earth's surface,
Tlie'so associations nf yours try tu nuke men
elf helpful and to help them when they aie
self helpful. They do not merely try to c.ury
them, to beneliL them lor the moment at thu
cost of their future undoing, Thl.s means that
all in any way connected with them not merely
retain, but Increase, their self-respccl. Any man
wno take, put in the woik of such an orcdiiia
tlon is hcucfltcnl lo home olcnt and benctlW tho
community to come client; of course, always
with the proviso that the nigani.itinn is well
maingccl, and i urn n a business hauls, as well
as with n philanlbinplc purpose.
The teellng of biollieihood Is necessarily as re.
mote from a patroitling xpiilt un the one hand
as from a spirit of invy and mil Ice on the other.
Tlie best work lor our uplifting must be done
by ourselves, and, jet with brotheily kindness
foe our neighbor. In mcli work, and, theri'foie,
In tlie kind of woik done by tlie Young Mcii'h
l"hrbtlnn association, we all stand on the self
respecting ba.sls of mutual henetit and common
effort. All of us who take ptrt In any such work.
lu whatever measure, both receive und confer
benefit. This is true of tlie founder and giver,
and t is no less line of every man who take!
advantage of what the tounder and giver have
done. This brotherhood makes us all realize how
much we hive In common, and how inucii we can
do when we work In common, I doubt if II pos
sible to over-estimate tho good done by tho nine
fact of association with a common Intcp'st and
for n common end, and when the common Interest
is high and the common end Is peculiarly worthy
tho good done U, of couue, many times in
llesldes developing this sense of brotherhooel,
lliu feeling which breeds respect for one's s.-lf and
for others, your iissochtlons have a pi'eiillar
value in showing whit can be done by acting in
combination without aid fioni the state. While
on the one hand It has become evident tint
under tho conditions of modern life we ciiinot
allow nu unlimited individualism which ni.iy
woik harm to the community, It Is no less evi
dent that the sphere of the state's action should
ba extended very caiitiouslj-, and m lar as po.sl.
ble, only vvhciu It will not crush out healthy
Individual initiative, Voluntary action by indi
viduals In llic form of associations of any kind
for mutual betterment or luutuil advantage often
iidcr a way fu vold alike t lie dimicr of Mute
tontiol and the dangers of excessive Individual'
Ism, This is pjitieulaily true of effoits for that
most important of all forms of betteiment moral
betterment the moral betteiment which usually
brings niutciidl betteiment in Its train.
Power of Evil.
It is only In thl.s way by .ill of us wotklng to
gether lu a spirit of btutheihood, by each doing
his puit for the bctleunenl of himself and of
others that It is possible fur us to solve the tre
mendous problems with which as a nation wc are
(Continued on I'agc 7.J
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today.
RAIN OR SNOW.
1 Ocneral I.lnlntr l'p the forces at llarrlntmig.
Ciovcmor lloo'cvelt'ie Addres ltcforo llic Y,
M. C. A.
Orthodox Hebrews Meet In New York,
SucccKsful Agrlcultieial I'tperlineiitf.
2 Genual Carbondale Dcparlmenl.
y I.oi'.il Green Hldgp Itapllst Church Dedicated.
Timely Sermon by Uov. Dr. (Illlln lit Elm
I'ark Church. "
Note and Comment.
5 liocal Settlement Mcctcd in the Sticct Hall
way Men's Strike.
i) Local West Kctanton and Suburban,
7 Gncial Xoithcastcrn Pennsylvania.
rin.iiK'l.iI and Common lal.
8 Local Mention of Snmo .Men nf the Hour.
Mvc Ncw.s of the Industilal World.
BAD NEWS FROM
The British Post at Helvetia Is Cap
tured by Boers About Fifty
Killed nnd Wounded.
Uy Inclusive Wiie from 'I he Associated Vies?.
London, Deo. HI. The war oHIo, has
received the following dispatch fiom
"Pretoria, Dec. SO, l.M a. in. General
Lyttleton reports that our post at
Helvetia was captured yesterday
morning by tlie Uorrs. About fifty
were killed and wounded an -'00 taken
"Colonel Kitchener reports that he
is following' with a small force in tho
track of the enemy, Helvetia belnff ro
occupled by Reeves, who has been re
inforced from tlelfast.
"Helvetia was a very slronR- posi
tion on the JMachadodorp-l.ydenburK
railway and was held by a detachment
of the Liverpool refrlnient. Am asking
for further information."
London, Dec. 11. While Lend Kitch
ener sends bad news for Knsland on
the cloiiinK' day of the year, Hie press
contljtesi to take a surprisingly hope
ful view of a grave situation and of
r-'viMiitloiiH of an enormously wide
Held of Iloer uctivitly.
(Jeneral Do Wet is still si L large.
Klmberley is Isolated. The Boers tire
In lorcc enough lo have captured a
strong position at Helvetia, in the Ly
denburg district, while, judging from
Lord Kitchener's verj' ri'cent advices,
no progress is being mucin against the
I3oer invader's in I'ape Colony.
Aceordlinr to further telegrams re
ceived yesterda.v, Zeurust Is practical
ly beseined, but has piovlslons snlll
clent for live months. The gairrison
at Ottoshoop has been withdrawn to
Lichtenbiire;. A dispatch from Car
narvon, dated yesterday, reports (hue
the Boots who have been threutfmiii'.r
that point, wete diiven off and are be
The Boers admit that in their light
with General Clements at Nooitge
dacht they lost ISO men.
"It is understood that Lord Kitch
ener cannot ask the colonies olTIcitilly
to send troops," says a Durban dis
patch, dated Dec. "!, "but he dslrud
il to be known in Australia and Cana
da that Australians and t'anad'ans
arriving in Natal will be eligib'e for
immediate enlistment in an irregular
cotps, which is proceeding to Johan
nesburg for live months' service."
Bandits Say They Will Kidnap His
Other Children Unless Offer of
Eeward Is Withdrawn.
By Kxclusive Who fiom The Associated Piess.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 30. K. A, Cudahy,
tho millionaire packer, has received a
second communication from the men
who kidnapped his son. This lime, as
formerly, the letter tontalus a threat
and says lu substance that unless ho
withdraws his otter of .v.-nuOO reward
for the an est and conviction or ouch
of tho three bandits, they will kidnap
another of his children
The letter refers to tho failure of the
police to get I'tivthhtir like o tangible
clue u& to th-! Identity of llui kidnap
pers, scoffs at the idea of I'at Crowe
beli-its" one of them, men'iotu: the ctso
with which tho "lirsl job was nulled
off," und concludes by saying that if
Mr, Cudahy Is as wise us he showed
himself la tho Hist Instance, he will
comply with the request and withdraw
the rewards at once.
This letter was found by a servant of
the Cudahy household In the yard of
the hous'! It Is written on the same
kind of vel'ow paper as the tlrst and
evidently by the same person,
Mr. Cudahy turned the letter over to
Chief of Police Donahue. He says he
has not withdrawn the leyvard, nor
will he do so,
fly Inclusive Wire from the Associated Prem.
Cincinnati, Pro. SO, It is announced that I'd.
Cook, as the iiprc-entatlvc of Manairer Willi an
A. Ill uly, will be here lo open up Ji-lhlri'
lu-adipiieilcrs this week, and that Jenilcs is e
pceted to kci Into tialnln,' at West Iladcn, Ind.,
next week. !us Devnali U trjiiiK to make .1
match lor the pielluilnary of the JetTiics'ltuhliii
light heio Feb, IS.
Body iu a Mill Race,
ly Kieluslvo Wire from Tho Assoclattd Press.
Altoenn, l'a., l'ci ,10, Palimlay afternoon the
decomposed body rf a min, uipinieil to be
(iccrpe Kelly, a olpoinukir ol Philadelphia, win
found in a mill race wide It furnished water to
llic Union furnace, llmitlne-ilon countj, The nun
was lined about 10 yeaie.
My Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated I'rew.
Uindoii, Dec, 31, Scandalous ne'cnes occurred
at it )owe Zionist liicctlner In Herinc.ndsey town
hall last cvcnlm;, llic disturbance culmlnatlut;
In a (rec tight,
Ashunti Rebellion Ended,
By Exclusive Wire from 'hc Associated Press.
Loudon, Dec, 31. Colonel Willeoeks has cabled
the government that the Asluntl rebellion tin
ended, all uf the chiefs Lav Inn kuuendcrcd.
Publication of Successful Results ol
Trials Conducted bu the Di
vision of Soils.
THE CROP OF SUMATRA
Experiments Have Palled to Demon
strato That It Can Be Successfully
Raised Outside of Florida and Con
necticut. By l'xduslvo Wire Iroin Thu Associated Pios.
Washington, Deo. !!(), The publica
tion of tho successful results of the ex
periments conducted by the division of
soils of the United States department
of agriculture in co-oporatlon with ths
Connecticut experiment station in the
production of Sumatra tobacco near
Hartford and the subsequent sale of
tho crop to a Kansas City linn, has
caused widespread interest in the ex
periments uinonir tobae'eo men. Nu
merous communications on the'-nubject
have been received by the department
and two sukkcsUous made as to the
manner In which tho tobacco should be
disposed of. The tlrst was thut tobac
co leaf grown by the government
should not have been sold, but should
have been distributed In small quanti
ties to dealers In leaf tobacco and other
Interested persons. The other was that
If It had to be sold It should have been
auctioned off an New York, Philadel
phia and other point.,, so as to give all
leaf dealers an equal chance.
in reply to these communications nnd
sufrgestions.'Profes.sor Milton Whitney,
chief of the division of soil, states that
the tobacco was Brown by and was tho
properly of the Connecticut Tobacco
Experiment company, which Is virtu
ally a state experiment station, and
was sold by the company, the depart
ment huvlm- no rights In the matter.
The crop was merely grown under the
direction of the department. Profes
sor Whitney thinks the proposition to
sell at auction at a number of places
is a Rood one, and says if tho work la
continued next year and a larger crop
is to be handled this method of dispos
ing of II should bo adopted, and doubt
less will be. by the Connecticut people.
i irowers are again warned against
attemptincr to grow this tobacco ex
cept where there is a reasonable chance
of success. So far as known the suc
cessful growth of Sumatra will be con
lined to Florida and Connecticut.
COMPLIMENTS FROM CAINE.
The Novelist Writes a Letter to tho
Local Sorosis of Chillicothe.
Bj Inclusive Wire fiom Tlie Associated Press.
Chillicothe, Mo., Dec. S0. Hall Calne,
wilting to the Sorosis, a local woman's
club, under date of (.Jrebacastle, Isle
of Man, December S, says:
When one eniisiileis wh.il the position of wo
man was, even in Ihc most eivilizcd tountrio,
as icccntly as one hunched jeirs a'go, and how
hicli a place she has now won for herself, not
only in the nlilutp books ol nations but in
the icpiihlio of art one cannot but feel lh.it this
elianne is even luoie lem likable than some of tho
peat matciial ilcvelupiuents which have distiie
guldied the icntuij.
s'peakini," as one who his i-cen life iu tinny
coiintiies, 1 feel thit it is within th truth to
say that tlie position eif woman ii higher in
America thin in anj- other part of tho world. I'or
thi! tcsiilt AmciK.in women have, no doubt,
to thank their own natural gifts and great Inde
pendence of mind, but they have uUo, I think,
to be sratcful to the .splendid chivalry in the
other tc, which is nmvlicre moie conspicuous
than in the bcl l.vpc ot Autciican gentlemen.
(Hgncel) llall t'aine.
BIG FIRE AT BLOOMSBURG.
Large Amount of Property Destroyed
by a Gasoline Explosion.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Preu.
Bloomshurg, Pa., Dec. K0. -Firo hero
eaily this morning destroyed tho ma
chinery and carriages, storago house
and residence occupied by W. F. Slaglo
und owned by George "W. Stormer; tho
tin shop of George Moyer; the livery
stable of William A. Hartzell and a
barn owned by V. V. Blllmeyer, anl
occupied by O, H. Woolsey. The barns
of C. . Iatlz, L. N. Moyer and M. G.
Quick were also badly burned. The to
tal loss Is estimated at J-.-2.00O. Slagle's
loss is $7,000; Hartzell's, $5,G0O; Moyor's,
$3,000, Startler's, $3,000; Woolsoy's, $.'00;
Tho lire is supposed to have orig
inated In Single's place by tho pxplo
sion of a barrel of gasoline.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Ily Kxclusive Who fiom The Associated riev.
l'aris, Ky Deo. SO. Kclvvarel 0, Bedford died
near this city todaj. nged SU yean. He was a
noted bleeder of blunt com cattle. Ho paid the
hlghcbt price ever given for a idioit horn, WOOa
for a bull at the New York mill sale in 1376.
Xew York, Dec. M, Hiram Hitchcock, tlie Ia
of tho foumlcis of the fifth avenue hotel, illcd
at the hotel tliis .iioiulin,', after a few days' ni
nths fiom piuuiiicnli. Tlie ilceea-ed was horn
In New Ilamivdiire iu lMi In 183!) with Alfred
n. Pailinif and I'aran Steven, Mr. HlUlicoe'v
rounded the Filth Avenue hotel. In IbM hl
health failed and he was foiced to rellmmlsii tlia
active management of the hotel,
Dy Kxclusive Wire from The Associated l'rw.
Ilulelon, l'a. i IHc, 30. Tho I-chUfh traction
coiupanj, thiniiKli President Ahan Markle, today
peisUd a piopositlon to pay all men In the em
ploy o( the iiiiupany for five jears -H.WS for top
hours vvoil; ami all overtime to Lo paid eitra.
Those who have not bery lu thu employ ol the
company the jcars are to receive sfl.SO for ten
hours work, The employes bay (he proposition
will be relcctcd,
f WEATHER FORECAST,
f IVashlngton, Deo. 10, Forecast te
f- Monday und Tuenlay; Kasteru Pennsyl- 4
-f vanla Haiti or tuovv Holiday. Tuedar, s-
colder and fair; variable vvludi, becora-
hue iiorthvvuteily Mondjy night. -W
f t -t" -t- "f 1 1 -f t