The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 11, 1901, Image 1

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Gadct Bettlson Tells ol the Fre
quent Encounters at
tlie Rcadcmu.
Bays Authorities Made No Attempt
to Prevent Them or Punish the
Participants Gives Names of Men
Who Have Fought During the
Last Four Years How "Scrapping
Committee" Arranges Contests.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
West Point. Jan. 10. Before the
members of the eongrcfsionnl commit
tee resumed their Inquiries) Into the
charges of hazing at the military
ucademy this morning they visited the
camp grounds) and Fort Clinton, where
many ot the tights between cadets
havo taken place. Colonel Clayton, who
is il graduate of the ncudemy, ex
plained the arrangement of the tents
In the summer encampments to his
fellow-commltteemen, and when they
visited tho rink in the rear of the camp
the "stretching" process by which sev
eral cadets were hazed was described.
When the Investigators reached tho
nrademy building at 9.30 o'clock Hor
ace Booz, of Buffalo, brother of tho
late Cadet Booz, who was to have been
tho first witness today, had not ;:et ar
rived, and considerable delay ensued.
.A hunt 10.1." o'clock Cadet 'William R.
Bettlson. of Kentucky, was called and
sworn. Bettlson has been president of
bis class, now the first class at the
academy, for two years. He was a
classmate of Cadet Broth, but said he
hud never known of Breth being hazed.
Bettlson said that ho knew of five
lights that took place during his first
year at the academy between Cadets
llarlec and Bender, Dcen and Mumma,
Pearson and Kerr, Meyer and Coleman
(both fourth class men), and Mueller
and Ingrahani. One took place In tho
tower room of tho gymnasium, one In
Battery Knox, two In the barracks,
and one at Fort Putnam.
About Soirees.
When tho committee reconvened,
Cadet Bettlson resumed the stand nnd
was Immediately questioned by Mr.
Drlggs. "1 Just want to ask you a
little morn about your 'soirees'," said
Mr. Drlggs.
"Now, you spoke of music being
played during these 'soirees' in camp
and you mentioned violin and mando
lin music. Did you ever know of a
cadet making music by placing paper
over the ordinary hair comb.and while
ho sat In ono tent and the man being
haz.ed was in another, the tunes that
he would play would Indlcato the ex
ercises that tho lower class men
should go through?"
"No. sir."
"I mean that if 'Yankee Doodle' was
the tune played, 'eagles, for Instance,
would be the exercise desired?"
"No, I don't remember liavlng heard
of It," replied the witness.
In reply to Chairman Dick the wit
ness said that an Infringement of the
(icademlo regulations would not be re
garded by a cadet as a violation of his
The chairman having Inquired very
carefully of the witness the effects of
the class agreement to abolish hazing
by exercising, or any other form of
rough treatment, asked Bettlson If ho
thought it was conducive to the ex
termination of those practices at the
"I do, sir," was the reply.
"But would hazing not ciop out
again If future classes, not bound by
this ngTcqment, should revive haz
ing?" "Yes, sir: It might start up again,
hut I think the Influence of the upper'
classes would certainly have tho de
tired effect."
Correcting of Booz.
Bettlson then told the story of hW
correcting former Cadet Booz for Im
properly patrolling his post and ac
knowledged to General Dick that this
was ono of the causes of Boo.'s being
railed out. Ho also explained that
Booz had mado an untruthful reply
to a complaint made ugnlnst him by
Cadet Cnples. Booz, he said, also mndo
in Improper remark to an upper class
man when spoken to and In conse
quence of all these causes he was
"called out."
Booz had not been asked to resign
Seforo ho wns called out. In fact Booz
fid not get any alternative and did
not object to fighting. Tho witness
inld he had never heard Booz called
"Bibles," Ho took occasion to tell tho
lommlttee that he had never known
i man to bo annoyed for his religious
practices or convictions. Ho had seen
Booz coming into camp after his fight
Kith Keller and told how ho went to
'he Bristol cadet's tent and remon
itrated with him for his actions In tho
Ight. In reply to Colonel Clayton thg
nitness said:
"Tho reason that I myself did not
Ight Booz was that I was several
Inches taller nnd neurly thirty pounds
leavler than ho."
"Did Booz object or did he make any
objections to tho preparations?" nuked
the colonel.
"No, sir, ho did not."
Cadet Bettlson wns on the Htund for
over five hours and prior to his being
excused Chnlrman Dick asked him If
ho had anything further to say. Ho
"I want to say, sir that the differ
ence between tho hazing of a man here
and at the colleges Is that in colleges
freshmen nre hazed by sophomores in
a spirit of mischief and sometimes
hands aro laid on them brutally. Her
wo never lay hands on a man except
Jn the caso of a fight. Our hazing Is
upeclflrnlly for the purpose of making
o fourth claim man realize tho ncces-
Blly of promises nml untitles
Cadet Ennls was called, but, as bo
was not available, the committee ad
journed until 7,30 o'clock.
Machinery of the Frlsla, Bound for
Boston, Deranged.
By Exclmhe Wire from The Associated Prcu.
Queenstown. Jan. 10. The Hamburg
American lino steamship Frlsln, Cap
tain Schmidt, from Hamburg, Dec. 20,
for Boston and Portland, Me., which
was reported off Brow Head last night,
returning, arrived hero at 8 o'clock
this morning. Her machinery Is de
ranged. She had also sustained considerable
dock damage and had large holes In
both her quarters and considerable
water In No. 4 hold. It Is feared her
cargo is damaged.
The Frlsla encountered terrific
weather when about C00 miles west of
the Irish coast. She rolled heavily
and her spare propeller tall shaft,
which was secured on her main deck,
broke loose and smashed through sev
eral plates. The shaft also knocked a
hole In the dock nnd a portion of It
crashed Into No. 4 hold. The rest
rolled overboard. The vessel was In
the greatest danger for several hours.
The repalis will probably necessitate
the Frlsla being docked here.
The German tnnk steamship Hollos,
Captain .Tanson, from Rotterdam for
New York, has returned to Rotterdam
with a high-pressure cylinder cracked.
Mr. Teller Introduces the Memorial
in the Senate Signed by 2000
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Trcs.).
"Washington, Jan. 10. In the senate
today Mr. Teller presented a memorial
from 2,006 "Filipinos and peaceful In
habitants of Manila," In the form of
an appeal to congress. "Mr. Teller said
It was "signed personally by the lead
ing people of Manila and that section
lawyers, bankers and professional men,
representing the best elements of that
The appeal reviews tho circumstan
ces leading up to the present struggle
of tho Filipinos for Independence, and
pays a high tribute to tho work of
Agulnaldo nnd his coadjutors In their
endeavor to obtain liberty nnd Inde
pendence for the Philippines.
Reference Is made to some of the
principal events of tho revolution, tho
petition urging that the American
troops have failed to make a serious
impression upon the revolutionary par
ty. It points out that Agulnaldo de
clared thnt he might lose the hope of
victory, but that he would not lose
the hope of dying for the liberty and
Independence of his people. It declares
that the revolution has the support of
practically all the people of the Philip
pines and that though 100 revolutionists
be destroyed 1,000 will rise up to sup
port the fight for Independence. All of
tho islands of the archipelago, says
the memorial, are supporting the revo
lution and they will not yield until the
last drop of Filipino blood has been
"The Filipino nation," the memorial
continues, "bearing In mind the his
tory of America nnd Its humanitarian
doctrines, asks tho government of tho
United States to cease Its 'persecution
of men struggling to be free strug
gling against greater wrongs than
those which Inspired the fathers of
this republic This Is asked 'In the
name of Washington, of Jefferson, of
Lincoln, in the name of justice and In
the name of God eternal.' "
Tho appeal declares that an auton
omy similar to that enjoyed by Can
ada or Australia would not be accept
able to the Filipinos, who desire full
liberty and independence, which the
government of the United States Is
urged to grant.
When the reading of the memorial
had been concluded Mr. Teller asked
that it bo printed us a document
"I object," said Mr. Hawloy, of Con
necticut. "It Is a treasonable denun
ciation of our government and an at
tack upon our soldiers."
Line Carried from Shore to the
Wrecked French Steamship.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tro..
Marseilles, Jan. 10. In a message
from Furaman at 0 o'clock this morn
ing It Is reported that, In spite of
the heavy sea still running, ft lifeboat
t-ucceeded In reaching the stranded
French steamship Russle at S o'clock.
A line was attached by which food
can bo sent to tho famished passen
gers and crew, numbering 102 persons,
who have been huddled together lu the
forecastle since Monday evening.
Tho wind blow with terrific violence
all night, but the rain had ceased when
dawn bioke. On the bridge and fore
castle of the wrecked vessel some of
tho crew and passengers could bo
plainly seen. They signalled:
"Hasten, or wo die of hunger."
A few minutes later a second mes
sage was sent from tho ship:
"We nro constructing n raft which
wo will try to launch, with a sail."
Little Hope for Recovery of the
Spanish Naval Officer.
By Exclusive Wiie from The Associated Press.
Madrid, Jan. 10. In a dispatch from
Puerto Real, near Cadiz, whero Ad
miral Cervera Is lying 111, It Is an
nounced that his condition has grown
worse, and his friends aro almost
hopeless of his recovery.
Commander Quackenbush Dead.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated PreM.
Washington, Jan, 10, Commander John W,
Quackenbush, United Statu navy, retired, died at
his residence In this city. He was born In New
Voik and wax appointed In the navy In 1SI7.
He served on the frigate Cumberland durlnr the
Mexican warand was actively employed during
the entire h-rlod of the Civil war. He was ro
tired In UUi.
Considerable Pronrcss Is Made bii
the Senate on the flrmu
Mr. Teller Presents a Memorial from
More Than Two Thousand Fili
pinos at Manila Urging the United
States Government to Cease Opera
tions in the Philippines Debate
on River and Harbor Bill.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated l'rcss.
Washington, Jan. 10. Consldernblo
progress was made today by the senate
with tho army reorganization bill, but
the final vote upon tho measure seems
to be as far off as ever. Today's pro
ceedings were characterized by several
sharp colloquies, some of which were
of a decidedly personal character.
An appeal was presented by Mr.
Teller, of Colorado, from more than
two thousand persons m Manila urg
ing the United States government to
ceaso its operations against th$ Fili
pinos. The nppeal Is sensational In Its
.statements and so unusual In form
that Mr. Hawley, of Connecticut, made
a vigorous objection to Its publication
as a document. He declared that It
was treasonable denunciation ot the
government and an attack upon our
Consideration was concluded of tho
committee amendments to the army
reorganization bill and the senate took
up the amendments proposed by Indi
vidual senators. The amendments pro
viding for the appointments of Gen
erals James II. Wilson, Fltzhugh Leo
and General Shatter to ue major gen
erals of the regular army and retired,
precipitated nn extended, and, on the
part of Mr. I'ettlgrew, a bitter debate.
Tho amendments prevailed, however,
despite tho opposition.
An amendment to the army bill of
fered by Mr. Penrose authorizing tho
members of societies and corps nnd
regimental organizations of Spanish
war veterans to use and wear upon
occasions the distinctive badges of
such organizations was adopted.
In the House.
The general debate on the river nnd
harbor bill continued In tho house to
day until 4 o'clock, when tho denth
of Representative Clarke, of New
Hampshire, was announced nnd the
house adjourned out of respect to his
memory. Tho features of the debate
today were the speeches of Mr. Cush
man (Wash.) and Mr. Hepburn (Iowa).
The latter had been a persistent oppo
nent of river and harbor bills for
years and he attacked the bill all along
the line in his usually vigorous lash
Ion. Mr. Cushman's speech was unique
in many particulars. He was In favor
ot river and harbor appropriations and
his complaint wns due to tho face that
the members of tho committee, ac
cording to his Ideas, had located tho
bulk of the appropriations on their
own states and had given scant con
sideration to the needs of other states,
especially to tho Seattle ship cnnnl In
his own state.
Mr. Cushman Illustrated his remarks
with a series of carefully prepaid!
charts. He criticised several of the
Individual members of the committee
In breezy style and became engaged
In half a dozen very spirited encoun
ters before he concluded. Members
crowded nbout the area In front of the
speaker's desk where ho stood explain
ing tho figures upon tho charts anil
every one seemed to enjoy the pictur
esque performance immensely. When
ho wound up with a glowing nppeal
for justice to tho Seattle project ho
got a stirring round of applause.
Viceroy Tao Mu Believes She Will
Resume Anti-Foreign Policy.
By Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Tress.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 10. According
to mall advices from Yokohama, Vice
roy Tao Mu of the two Kwangs, who
recently had nn audience with tho em
press dowager, expresses the opinion
that she Is as bigoted ns ever. Al
though tho empress lias been forced to
conclude peace by existing circum
stances, tho viceroy believes she will
again resort to the anti-foreign move
ment whenever tho opportunity offers.
Viceroy Chang-Chlh-Tung believes
LI Hung Chang and I'rinco Chlng
powerless to carry out their reform
Ideas, and suggests the establishment
ot a mildly progressive central govern
ment, with the help and under tho pro
tection of Japan, England and some
other powers well disposed toward
School Directors' Convention.
By Exclusive Wlro fiom The Associated Tress.
Lancaster, I'a., Jan. JO, At the fifteenth an
nual convention of tho Lancaster county sdiool
director' Institute at Mlllersvllle, this afternoon,
resolutions worn adopted requesting the Icgisla.
turc to enact laws adding; mo million dollam to
the school appropriations for the jear ending
June, 1900 and 1001, In view ot & recent an
nouncement of tho governor that the statu treas
ury would warrant Mich action,
Brokers Assessed.
Uy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress,
London, Jan. 10. Six brokers nnd outside op.
eratori who engineered the recent collate of
Lake Views and the consequent downfall of six.
teen firms have been compelled to pay over &Q0,
000 for the bineflt of the Injured firms, under
threat, It Is reported ol an exposure of question,
able transactions.
ii i -.
Mnjane in Jnil.
By Hxcluslve Wire from The Associated l'res
Atlantic City, N. J,, Jan. 10. Prank Majane,
the local pugilist, was removed from the honpltnl
to lh c it v U this morning. Ho will anawer
the churns ol prlie Hsliting hs alwt will Charles
AbramowtU, who to teverely puulslied Majane,
No Longer Vice-President of
Lehigh Valley Railroad.
Vy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Jan. 10. John B. Gar
rett announced today that ho will re
tire on. Tuesday next from the vlec
prestdeney of tho Lehigh' Valley Ilall
ixiad company. This decision was
communicated to President Walter in
November last, and ho has remained
In ofllco since that time at Mr. Wal
ter's request. Mr. Garrett's decision
was known only by a few personal
friends. Ho withdraws from railroad
life and will devote his time to edu
cational and philanthropic work.
The directors of the Lehigh Valley
Railroad company hold a special meet
ing this afternoon.
In presenting his resignation, Mr.
Garrott said thnt his chief reason for
resigning was tho fact that his duties
required his presence in Now York
city, and this divided his Interests to
Huch an extent that he decided to re
linquish ihls office. Mr. Garrett's resig
nation was presented In November,
but was not made public until today.
A successor to Mr. Garrett was not
chosen at today's meeting. The an
nual report of the company was read
and adopted, but was not made public.
They Will Settle the Strike Question
Today Demands of the Men.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Reading, Pn Jun. 10. The third day
of the tie-up of the United Traction
company's Hue found no change in tho
situation. No attempt was made to
start out cars, although thero had been
rumors that this would bo done by the
use of men brought from Philadelphia.
This afternoon the striking street
railway employes, through the execu
tive committco of tho Federated
Trades council, submitted their de
mands to President Rlgg. Tho de
mands Include the reinstatement to
their former places of all employes
discharged since January 1, also
twenty cents an hour be paid, that
nine hours shall constitute u. day's
work, ono week early and one week
late shift, that nones but members of
the association in good standing shall
be employed after two weeks of settle
ment, and that If the present trouble
cannot bo adjusted It shall be sub
mitted to arbitration.
President Rlgg rejected all the pro
posals except the last. In reference to
this proposal, Mr. Rlgg made the fol
lowing suggestion: "The; Traction com
pany will appoint two urbitratois to
meet two uppolnted by the employes
and these four shall choose tho fifth,
and the board thus constituted shall
hear and determine nil questions now
ut variance between the company and
Its employes."
This evening It was definitely de
cided that arbitration will be resorted
to as a means of ending the strike.
Five well-known citizens u 111 be named.
Tho motormen and conductors have
been asked by the company to report
for duty at S o'clock tomorrow morn
ing, pending arbitration.
Arbitration wus agreed upon it a
lc. hour tonight. There will be five
arbitrators. H. F. Degour and Samuel
D. Dlbert will act for the strikers, U.
L. Jones and II. F. Fuller will iepre-f-ent
the company and the fifth man
on 'the board will be Mayor A. H,
Leader. It Is understood that the
strikers will return to work tomorrow
morning, pending negotiations for a
settlement. The company has already
conceded most of the demands, nnd
only the question of wages anil hours
remain to be arbitrated
Italian Cut His Throat After At
tacking His Boarding Mistress.
By llxclusho W'lrt" from The Aaiocintril PreM.
Philadelphia, Jnn. 10. James Fox, nn
Italian boarder in the house ot F.
Cravaglo, at No. 22S Taylor avenue,
Camden, was yesterday arrested, on
complaint of Mrs. Mary Cravaglo,
charged with assault and battery. Ac
cordlns to Mrs. Oravnglo's statement,
Fox yesterday morning nttemptcd to
entice her Into his bedroom and as
sault her. Sho fought him off and ho
left the house. During tho afternoon
ho returned and renewed his attack.
Fox then cut hl3 throat with a razor,
lnlllctlng nn ugly though not danger
ous gash. Mrs, Cravaglo succeeded In
wresting the razor from Fox beforo ho
could mako another slash, and her
soreams for help brought Policeman
Stowo to tho scene.
Fox was taken to Cooper hospital,
where his wound was dressed, after
which ho wns locked up nt tho oltv
hall. In explanation of his escapade
Fox said that his wlfo und six chil
dren wero In Italy, and rather than
live longer apart from them he pre
ferred to end his life.
Killed by Her Brother.
Dy Exclusive Wirt from The Associated l'rc'.s.
Cliambcrsburs;, Pa., Jan. 10. At New German.
town, ilx miles from here, this afternoon, Alice,
the 12-year-old daughter of fleoi-gi- Carter, was
accidentally shot and killed by her brother, Ar
tliur. The boy was handling a shotirun when
the weajKin was accidentally discharged, tho
chargo intcrlnir tho tUter'i neck. Arthur sur
rendered ldmelf tn the authorities ami
brought to Jail here.
Elect United States Senators Direct.
Py Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
St, Paul, Jan. 10, A resolution was Introduced
tiluy In the legislature favoring the amending
of the federal constitution to provide or the elec.
Hon of United States senators by popular oto
and aslilni; the cn-oieratlon of other itaten to te
em e constitutional convention for tho purie ot
incorporatlns the provision, it is stated that
Identical resolutions oro to tie introduced in me
legislatures of thlrtv-ono states.
No Cars Run in Reading,
lijr Hxcluslve Wire from The Associated Tress.
Heading, Va,, Jan. 10. Tho third day ot the
t!'i-up ot tho United Traction company's line
found iio rharuro In the situation. No attempt
was made to Mart out cars, although thero hid
been rumors that this would b done by tho us
I of men brought irum rmiaucipnia,
The Preliminary. Staoe ot the Nc-
ootlatlons at Pekln Has
Been Concluded.
Clashing Interests of the Powers
Will Havo Full Play in the Coming
Discussions Reasons Given for
Refusal of Powers to Transfer Ne
gotiations to the United States.
Great Britain's Attitude Feeling
Favors Shanghai.
Uy Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press,
Paris, Jan. 10. Tho Associated Press
Is given (he following statement:
"The Chinese plenipotentiaries signed
the Joint note yesterday, thus con
cluding the preliminary stages of the Ann
It was added that this Important step
was Insignificant compared with tho
difficulties to be met with between the
powers themselves, where clashing In
terests will have full piny In tho coming
discussions. The United States pro
posal to shift seat ot the negotiations
finds no favor In the Kuropean chan
cellories. "iWee reasons ure given tor
this opposition:
FlrBt It Is considered a great mis
take to transfer the negotiations from
China, where nil tho Information i at
hand respecting the situation and the
feeling among tho Chinese themselves
and more especially regarding the con
ditions of trade and commerce with
which tho negotiations will bo chiefly
Second The United States commerce
with China Is comparatively small
when compared with that of several
other countries. Therefore the United
States Is not entitled to expect the ne
gotiations to be carried on at Wash
ington. The third nnd most delicate reason
advanced Is that the European powers
have not felt sufficient confidence that
tho United States government might
not find Itself Influenced In the nego
tiations nt Washington by tho pressure
of Interests having an eye to tho ex
ploitation of China. Tho attitude lot
some of tho powers, moreover, Is
swayed by other motives In opposing
the United States proposal. Great
Britain, for example, which seems to
be most strongly antagonistic, has
probably taken Into consideration tho
United States attitude towards tho
Clayton-Bulwer treaty.
Feeling Favors Shanghai,
The feeling here favors Shanghai, If
any change Is made, as It Is pointed
out that Shanghai Is the most Import
ant trade center In China nnd more
over, that the southern viceroys who
are favorable to foreigners and anxi
ous to further trade could make their
Influence felt. Falling Shanghai, Ber
lin or Paris are more likely to bo chos
en. The enormous British Intsrests
are In favor of the choice of London,
but It Is Improbable thnt the other
powers will agree to this.
There Is no reason to suppose that
Russia will withdraw from the Joint
negotiations. The treaty she has con
cluded with China concerns her special
Interests in regions contiguous to her
territory, but she has great political
Interests to defend, nnd further in tho
Joint conference, which will bristle
with obstacles to a speedy settlement.
Russia alms chiefly at n wide expan
sion of her political Influence,
Got Policeman nnd Drove Merry
makers Out of His House.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Truss.
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 10. "Surprise
parties may bo all right, but I don't
propose to havo my house turned into
a dnnce hall," says William 3'nrsons,
of No. 133 Hamilton avenue. Pursoiw
has two pretty daughters, and they
have n host of friends. Last night
about thirty of these friends went to
tho Parsons homo lo give the girls a
surprise party.
Fnpa Parsons answered the ling of
tho doorbell, and wns nearly knocked
oil' his feet by tho rush of enthusiastic
young men and women. When tho
visitors began to tnko up the sitting
room carpet preparatory to dancing
he protested. Then he went out and
got u policeman. Tho merry-makers
were driven from tho house.
Tho Misses Parsons have been in
tears ever since. Papa Parsons says
it was probably the most successful
surprise party over given In Trenton,
take it all nrounii
He Is Nominated for United States
By Exrluilvs Wirs from The Associated Trru.
, Concord, N. II., Jan. 10. Judge Henry
13. Uurnham. of Manchester, was to
night nominated by the Republican
mombers of tho legislature for United
States senator over Sonutor William
K. Chandler nnd other candidates.
Burnhnm won on the first ballot.
Chandler received 47 votes: Burn
ham, 19S; Congressman Bullowny, 23;
Henry M. Huker. 20; Henry B. Quln
by. 22: If. W. Blair. 1.
Tho Democrats today nominated
Charles F. Stone, of Lnconlu, as tho
candidate for senator.
President Improving.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Washington, Jan, 10. The president's Improve
ment continued tonight. There are no compli
cations and his temperature Is normal.
Earthquake at Turin.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
itome, Jan. 10. Two slight earthquako shocks
wero felt tod:y at Acqul, southeast ol Turin.
Weather Indications Today.
I General Chinese Tlenlpolcntlarles Sign the
Joint Note.
Implication ot Haling at West Point.
Day's Work of Congr.-sa,
South African Situation drawn Wont,
i Central Cirbondale Pep.irtmc.nt.
3 Local Epidemic of the Otlp.
Grand Jury Investigates Aldermen and Justices.
4 IMltorlal.
Note ond Comment,
tj Councils Tale Troinpt Action on the
Transfer Question.
Second Class City Legislation.
0 Local West Scranton and Suburban,
7 (Jcneral Northcutern Tcriin.vlvanla,
8 Local Lite News of tiir Industrial World.
Financial and Commercial,
Police Authorities Believe That They
Have the Entire Gang Connected
with Plot to Drug the Priest.
By Exeluslte Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Jan. 10, According to
the police authorities all persons In
any way connected with tho murder
of tho Rov. Charles P. Rlegol, pastor
of tho Romnti Catholic Chinch ot tho
Presentation, of Cheltenham, near t':ls
city, who wns found dead In a dis
reputable section of the city an a re
sult of having been drugged with
"knock-out drops," lire now under ar
rest. Those In the grasp of the law
ure Robert Burns, alias Bryan, ul.t.i
"Sailor Bob," nominally proprietor of
the furnished room house at 438 North
Klghth street, where Father Illegal
was drugged and robbed; Jacob
Wynne, who enticed tho priest Into the
house and who. It Is said by the police,
purchased and administered the poison;
Charles Burns, or.i of tho men who
helped rob the victim; Anna Miller,
alius Bryan, the mistress of "Sailor
Bob"; Klla Barrott. the mlstrens of
Charles Burns, and "Kid"- Howard,
aged 10 a witness of the affair: Ste
phen Bryan, Lena Bryan und r. ninn
whose name has not been announced.
"S-ilIor Bob" wns arrested In New
York lust night and his confession to
the New York, police resulted In the
ni prehension ot the others In this city
today Requisition papers aro in the
emirrc of preparation for his transfer
to t Is cilv, and nil tho others wpro
lnM tr av alt the action of the coroner.
' Sailer Bob" 'In his confession Inst
night told the police who It wus that
poured the luudnnum Into the glass of
beer which the already Intoxicated
priest drank, but the name wns not
disclosed. It wns learned today
through the police after Wynne had
been taken Into custody that It was
be who drugged the beer, he being
identified by a druggist as the man
who purchased laudanum from him.
Although tho police will not say, It
1 believed they discovered all of the
priest's valuables which wore taken
by the gang. There wns much mys
tery as to how Futher Rlegel fame to
bs In the "Tenderloin" district at no
late an hour on Friday night, but this
has been partially cleared up. He,
with another priest, was In a contest
as to which could collect the most
money for tlie church, tho one getting
tho largest amount being presented
with a gold watch. Father Rlegel had
been collecting money all day, It Is
said, nnd at night found himself In
the vicinity of Eighth nnd f'allowhlll
streets. He went Into a baloou for the
purpose of collecting and there met the
men, who enticed him to the furnished
room house and gave him the "knock
out drops."
The penalty fixed by law in tills
Mate for administering knockout
drops," which result In death, Is hang
ing. Assistant District Attorney Cleni
(nt, In discussing the caso todny, suld:
"When 'knockout drops' nre admin
istered for the purpose of robbery and
tho victim dies, the person who ad
ministered the poison Is guilty of mur
der In the first degree. There can be
no 'second degree" verdict In such
cas-os, and 'knockout drops, when
proven to have been given, are pre
sumed by tho law to have been ad
ministered for tho purposes of rob
The Ship Shoyostu Found Disabled
by the Steamship Doric.
By Exclusive Wire from The .Uwclalrd Tress.
Victoria, II. C Jan. 10. Tho steam
ship Empress of Japan brings news
that tho steamship Doric, bound for
Yokohama, on Doc. 17, found the Japa
nese ship Shoyestu, which had been
blown out to sea by. typhoons, water
logged and with nil Its canvas gone,
But one day's food remained when the
crew was rescued.
The steamship Skarpano. which left
Portland, Ore., Nov. !), did not reach
Yokohama until Dec. 23. She was
caught In a heavy southeast galo and,
running short of coal, put back to Ben
in Island, where she received wood and
obtained fifty tons of coal In oxchunge
for flour from a Japanese vessel.
By Exclusive Wire from The Anoclated TrfM.
Chambersburtr, Ta,, Jan. 10. George W. Hoor.
er, aged 22 years, who was stabbed by Joseph
Tosllii on Christmas afternoon, died laic last
night si Ids home noar Kalscrvllle, Tostln was
arrested about ten ago near Clear Spring,
Md., and will be analgned for murdtr at the
February term of court,
Paris, Jan. 10. Ciencral Umbcrt, senator for
the department of Kinlstfrie, U dead after a
shoit lllneks. He commanded In the defense of
tho mansion mado famous by the battle painter
Alphonso Po Jfcmllle, in tho painting known as
"Tho House of tho bast Cartridges."
The Ethiopia in Bad Position.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Loudon, Jan. 11, 4.50 a, m. Tho Anchor line
stnemer Ethiopia, Captain McKensle, which left
filasgow today for New York, via Hovlllc, Ire.
land. Is ashore on Holy Island Id the firth el
) Clyde, She Is in & bad position.
British Troops Seem to Be Unable
to Gontrol the Guerilla Bands
at Gape Town.
They Are Said to Be More Laconlo
Than Thoso of lord Roberts' Th
Times Finds Comfort in Viewing;
the Inevitable Result Danger
Threatens Johannesburg.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Tress.
London, Jan. 11, 5 n. m. Tho situa
tion In South Africa grows worse-,
rather than better. Lord Kltchener'sj
dispatches nre more laconic than those
of Lord Roberts and little else ot Im
portance Is allowed to come through.
Tho Times, In an editorial today,
finds comfort in the thought that tho
"process of attrition Is doing Its work
and muea shortly lead to the Inevitable
In other quarters, however, there Is
less satisfaction with tho position of
affairs, which tins practically necessi
tated tho fortification of Capo Town.
No steps have been taken to comply
with Lord Kitchener's demands for re
inforcements. Lord Coleridge, In a let
ter excusing his non-attendance nt a
political meeting, says:
"I loathe and detest this war and tho
policy which brought It about, tho
method In which It Is conducted nnd
the undignified excitement over the
defeat of a handful of peasants defend
ing their lands by ten times their num
ber of trained soldiers, backed! by the
wealth of ICngland."
This morning's despatches report
that a small party of Boers carried off
cattle cioso to tho east fort at Pre
toria. Nine hundred Boers, under
Commandant Krltzlnger, aro fifteen
miles from Richmond, In tho direction
ot Murrnysburg.
Rwnors are spreading 'at rortr-rvlllo
thut tbo rebels have Joined the Boers
In the CAiVinla, district.
The military commissioner ot police
at Johannesburg hns warned the pub
lic to beware of tho dangerous dyna
mite mines laid In tho Raand to protect
the mines as the authorities cannot
bold themselves responsible, for injur
ies resulting therefrom.
Army of 85,000 in Temporary Cap
ital Eager to Fight Foreigners.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Pekln, Jan. 10. A Chinaman from
Slan-Fu. whero tho court Is at the
present time says that within that city
S5.000 Chinese troops nro being drilled
continuously, nnd the majority of them
aro armed with modern rifles. The
feeling of the people, he adds, Is bit
terly antl-forolgn. and they beltevn
that they can, meet the allies In open
light and defeat them.
Tho foreign ministers hero are con-
side! ably astonished by tho Clilnefo
grant to Russia of a concession north
of tho Pel-Ho at Tlen-Tsln. Th-i
grant, according to the Russians, wns
made voluntarily for service in en
deavoring to bring ubout peace. Thi
ministers aro of the opinion. If that Is
the case, that it Is good pay when tins
annexation ot all Manchuria Is tuken
Into consideration.
LI Hung Cluing believes that ho will
receive a favorable reply today re
garding the signing of the power?'
Joint note.
Senor Corogan, the Spanish minis
ter, believes that the peace negotia
tions will bo begun In Pekln, and will
be ended possibly In Kurope.
M. do Oleis, tho Russian minister,
thinks hat the negotiations will be
ended at The Hague.
Disagreement Between Aguinaldo
and His Followers.
llv Exclusive Wire from The Atsoclated Tress.
London, Jan. 10. A serious disagree
ment has arisen between the Filipino
representatives In Kurope. Agonclllo,
whom Agulnaldo ordered to Hong
Kong, to direct the operations of tho
Junta there, has revolted and refuses
to go to Hong Kong or glvo up his post
In Paris to Dr. Apnclblo. Tho latter
Agulnaldo ordered to go to Canada,
from Hong Kong to watch tho Unttod
States elections. Ho was then ordered
to replaco Agonclllo. The disputants
have both cabled Agulnaldo and aro
waiting for his reply.
Dr. Apaclblo favors acquiring the In
dependence of tho Philippines through
an nrrangemcntwlth thoUnltod States.
Read Admiral Phelps Dead.
By Exclusive Wlro fiom The Associated Tress.
Sew York, Jan. 10. Hear Admiral Thomas I".
Thelpa. of Washington, D. 0., died at tho New
York hospital tonight ot pneumonia. He was
taken t the hospital only yesterday from tho
hotel whero he was stopping. He hsd com to
this city together with Miss N. It, Adams, Mrs.
T. II. Mason, M, Mason, J. A. Adams, to be srtth.
Mr?, Thelps, who has been sick at the Kevr Ycri
hospital for the past thrse weeks.
Italian Brigand Arrested.
By Exclusive Wlro from The Associated Press
Rome, Jan. 10. A dispatch from Regglo D.
Calabra announces the arrest ot Stcphino Po Lo
rento, a companion ot the celebrated Italian
brigand, Mussoltno,
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Washington, Jan. 10. forecast for etst 4"
em Pennsylvania! Occasional rains turn 4
lug snows Friday, colder; brisk to -4
high t-st to eouthcast, shifting to north. -
west winds-, Hiturduy iirnhihly fair, -s
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