The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 14, 1901, Image 1
'tfrp '. jfw ' t i 'v f rsi - --v c fiWWf T' ribtme mmhm THE ONLY SCRANTON PAPER RECEIVING' THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD. TWO CENigfe SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY U, 1901. TWO CENTS. f '.r" w 3Ew PUNISHMENT FOR OUTLAWS Justice Is Bclna Meted Out to a Larae Number of Filipino Gut-Throats. MURDERERS ARE HANGED Copies of General Orders from the Philippines IndicateThatthe Crim inals Who Terrorize Peaceful Na tives Are Receiving Just Punish Ishmont Vlncenti Prado Pays the Penalty for Shocking Crime. d.v I'.xcliiihe Wiie (rom Tlir Associated Pres. Washington, Jan. 13 Copies ot gen fi'ul orders from the Philippines re ceived hero show that u large number of native Filipinos have been convicted of murder and other crimes and sen tenced to be hanged or to lonq; term1 of Imprlrnnmetit. In one ease the ac cused belonged to nn organize I band which, under the name of (iitnrdla Do llonnre, had declared as an object the murder of peaceful and unoffending victims If found necessary to gratify either .1 desire for revenge or it feel ing of envy against the rich. "These Inhuman ni"thodn." says Ocneral MucArthur, "rcitiuv ull the participants, whether chief, or willing followers ot the band, from the twlo of tho law and place them among that class of cowardly and secret assassin? which all civilized men the world over hold to be enemies of mankind." A native named Vlncente Prado es tablished a camp In u strong position, difficult of access, In tho mountainous district near Kosarlo, in Union prov ince. There ho entrenched his camp and erected buildings for a band of mined outlaws which he gathered about him. ltecently two Americans' were taken Into the camp as prisoners and for no assigned reason other than that "they were enemies." they wore ordered to Instant death. Shortlyafter wards two Iggorrotes, a man and a woman, were taken before Prado and charged with being American spies. Without any attempt at proof or form of trial, they were ordered to be Im mediately executed. In both Instances Prado personally witnessed the bloody execution of his orders by members ot his 'outlaw band, who used their bolos on the defenseless prisoners. On an other occasion Prado ordered his band to attack and burn the Pueblo of San Jacinto and to arrest and, "If he re sisted, kill" the pi'esldento of Rosnrlo. In pursuance of these orders the presi dents of Kosarlo and his son were killed nnd 103 houses destroyed by fire. Prado and bis chief outlaw assist ants wore sentenced to be nausea Another native sentenced to be hatigel was Pedro Laehlcu. This man wan one of a band of natives who, retire sentlng themselves to be policemen, entcied nt night time several houses and by threats and the use of lire arms forced the natives to come out und surrender. They then tied the arms of the men behind their backs nnd beat them with bolos and robbc.l the houses of money, Jewelry and other valuables. General Grant's Report. Manila, Jun. 13. Genera! Grant, who Is endeavoring to finish the latest In surrection In his district nnd who Is Personally commanding his acouts at the southern end, reported today that he had encountered a number of bands south of Buloc mountain, all of which retired up the hills. lie says that a hundred of the enemy, who were wall entrenched, made considerable resist ance, but were ultimately driven from their position. Tour bodies of Insur gents were found. The American casu alties were a sergeant and one pri vate of Troop A, Philippine cavalrv, wounded. In the opinion of General Grant, his district Is now fairly padded, with the exception of the locality south of Bn loc mountains, and the province ot Pampamanga Is ready for civil gov ernment. It Is expected that Painu managa will be, the first province -t Which provincial government will b applied. Lieutenant Colonel Frank D. Bald win, of tho Fouith United States at tlllery, yesterday destroyed an Insur cent arsenal in the Patunga district, seizing a quantity of arms and am munition, together with a printing press and other material. SILK STRIKE STILL ON. All Efforts to Bring About n Com promise at Wilkes-Barre Futile. By Inclusive Wiie (ruin The Associated Press, Wllkes-Uarre, Jan. 13. All efforts to bring about a compromlsu between tho striking girls ut Goldsmith's silk mill In this city and their employers have failed and a wheel will not turn In tho mill tomorrow. Tho striking employes are nearly all girls und tho trouble arises over the refusal of the owners of tha mill to reinstate six girls who were discharged some time ago, Tha strikers say they were dis charged becauso they were leaders ot a labor union recently organized among tho employes of the mill. The Messrs. Goldsmith say they were dis charged for other causes. CITIZENS OF LEAVENWORTH PREPARED FOR A LYNCHING. By Exclusive Wlrn from Tim Associated Press Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. It J mien Moore lo. day Issued a warrant for Fred Alexander, the negro who attempted to uwaull MU11 llnth yes terday and later the ahcrilf went to Laiwlni: lo servo it. Many crons thought the prisoner would be brought baik here tpiiluht and a larae crowd of determined citltens with gum and ropea gathered at the Jail. Alexander, how. ever, vraa left at Laming, where ho will remain till the officials may iWnt It safe to bring him crWiCY OF SALT. Remarkable Demonstration of tha Power of Sodium of Cblorido Is Given at Hamilton, Ohio. H.t Exclusive Wire from Tl.e Associated Press. Hamilton, O., Jan. 13. Tho efllcacy of sodium of chloride (common salt) in stimulating heart,, action was dem onstrated In a remarkable manner by Dr. W. Z. Kumler In this city yester day. Dr. Kumler -was called to attend Marcus Lauer, sixty-two years old, who has been long a sufferer from dropsy. Ho found the patient appar ently dead. All the symptoms immedi ately following dissolution, including cold extremities, nbsence of respira tion, heart action und pulse, were manifest. Dr. Kumler resolved to trv the salt solution us a dual resort. At 1.37 p. 111. he Injected a quantity of warm water, containing 25 per cent, solution ot salt, in the left arm. Tn twenty seconds there were signs of 11 pulse and It was plain that circulation was being revived. In twenty-live seconds n second Injection was admin istered Into a branch of tho brachial urtery in the upper loft arm. In twenty minutes from tho second Injection res piration was full and rhythmical, color It returned to tho patient's face; ha re 1 covered consciousness nnd asked for j food. Nourishment In form of broth 1 was ndmlnlstered and soon after Mr. Sauer took a drink of water, one of , tho 'best symptoms of returned func ' tlonnl activity. Mr. Salter Is improv . ing. NATIONAL GUARD INSPANI5H WAR History of Soldiers 01 the State Has Been Embodied In General Stewart's Report. By Exclusive Wire from The Asfocitteil Prens. Harrlsburg. Jan. 13. The history and record of the National Guard of Pennsylvania In the Spanish-American war, has been embodied by General j Stewart In tho report of the operation or the adjutant general'r department for the vears 1808 and 1893, the ad vance sheets of which have Just beer, issued. The tdtnl claims tiled thun far by the state against the general government on account of expenses n aiding the United Stnte.i. amount to $3CI.2l0.0!i. upon which payment has been made of $164,938.10. The report states that tho balance of the; claims are being speedily adjusted nnd the other claims are being prepared for tiling. The guard, at the breaking out ot the war, consisted of 131 compinlcs o't infantry, throe troops of cavalry, three batteries of artillery and thren divisions of stale naval mllltla. All ot these organizations entered the United States service, except the Grant In vlnclbles, a company of "olored troops, and Division C, of the naval militia. With the exception of Companies r, Klghth leglment; K and F, Thirteenth regiment; I, Fourteenth regiment, and G, Fifteenth regiment, all of these or ganizations resumed their former place In the guard nt the close of the war. Twenty-seven companies of what were known as the new regiments were retained In the state service and attached to old or reinstated regi ments, General stewart also publishes In the report, General Miles' letter to Governor Stone, congratulating him upon the very satisfactory condition In .vhlch he found the guard on tho occasion of his visit to the division encampment last August at Mt. Gret na. SYMPATHETIC STRIKE. Coal Miners nt Fremont County, Colorado, Will Quit Work. Hy Exclusive Wire (roin The Associated l'trw. Florence, Colo., Jan. 13. At a mass meeting of coal miners of Fremont county this afternoon, called on the strength of a telegram sent by Presi dent Mitchell, of the National United Mine Workers' Union of America, to District President Johnson Freer, It was decided to Inaugurate u sympa thetic strike for no other purpose than to aid the miners of Gallup and Krle. Tomorrow morning the miners will go to their work, but only for the pur pose of loading out such coal as Is lying loose in their places of work and also to pillar up their roofs, so that It 'ihe mines shall bo Idle for some time .ley will bo In good condition when work shall be resumed, There aro 1, 500 monworklng In the Fremont county fields, and It Is their determination to lay aside their labors until such con cessions are made by the Colorado Fuel and Iron company to their fellow-workmen as will be satisfactory to them. STATE OF THE COAL TRADE. toy Exclusive Wirs trcm Tha Associate! Press. Philadelphia Jan, lo.-Tha Ledger in its cos! iillc! tomonow ill uy: "Tlie unthiieilc real nude Li luulunufcl In any intntial feature. Shipments continue to be made to tl.e full oitmv if thu tiaiiMiortlng ti- llltles nf the coal cmulunleii und tlie nuil.it Is icidlly taking x-11 tho coal forwarded, Mining is very Utlvo and I ho muvrmenU looking to consolidation, ot I he producluc; Interests all tend to Loiitlnn prices The state of affam la ex. pectcd to go nlong Indcilultely, tlie only tosr ix'lnic that advene weather londltloiu may tcUid mining and ti .importing. The trade has been herctoforo ureatly favond by the open winter nnd Is In about the bot position it liaa ever known, with contented lalior and a general feeling of chcirfulnet throughout. The anthra cite production of tlie )car 1000 rcn 43,610,02 tons, compared with T,W1,MI tons in ISM, a decrease ot 1,818,277 tonse, 11 .. President Improving. Dy Exclusive Wire from Tl.e Associated Trees. Washington, Jan. 13. President McKlnley was so much improved In health that he was abU to go out doom in a carriage for a short time, It Is expected that a few more days will see him main able tn attend to business as usual. Four Hundred Fishermen Lost. By Exclusive ATre from The Associated Press. Yokohama, Jan. 13. It Is officially reported that four hundred ftshenuen are missing and that they aro auppewed to have perished In a storm January 10 off the west coast i THE ARMY BILL TO BE PASSED Enuaoe the Attention of the Senate the Greater Part of the Week. DISCUSSION IS EXPECTED Senator Piatt's Speech Calls for Re plies Several Special 'features Will Require Attention Ship Sub sidy Bill Will Be Next on the Pro gramme River and Harbor Bill to Consume Two Days in House. By Exclusive Wiie from The As-octated rrcst. Washington. Jan. 13. The nrmy re organization bill will continue to en gage tho attention of thu senate at least during the first driys of the pres ent week. The opinion Is quite gener ally expressed among senators that tha bill will be noted upon by the middle of the week, and even the critics of tho measure Join in this prediction. Many phases of the question Involved In tiro army bill remain to bo consid ered, and tho general understanding Is that there will still be no little discus sion before the bill can be disposed of. The speech of Senator Piatt, of Con necticut, on Friday last, in defense ot the bill on general principles, will call for replies, and there nre also special features which will require more or less attention. Among these are Sen ator Daniels' (intendment, concerning the appointment of volunteers to otll cers In the regular army: the ques tion of the disposition of olllcers who have held staff positions, and the pro vision for the enlistment of Filipinos in the American army. Tho disposal of all these questions undoubtedly will fill the first two or three days 6f thu week. Senator Allison intends to call up the executive, legislative and Judicial ap propriation bill when the army bill Is acted on, but whether this and other appropriation bills to follow it shall occupy the exclusive attention of the senate, so long as they are on the cal endar, is a question which has not yet been absolutely determined. The pres ent Indications are, however, that the appropriation bills will bo considered In advance of all other measures when ever they are before the senate. When there are no appropriation bills to be taken up, the ship subsidy bill will be discussed. There are still numerous speeches to be made upon this measure, and already thete Is talk of night sessions for its considera tion when It Is taken up, There Is little in the legislative bill to arouse discussion, but there Is a possibility that senators hostile to the subsidy hill may use tho appropriation, bill for the purpose of delay. Ntxt Saturday will bo devoted to eulogies In memory of the late Sena tor Gear. Miscellaneous Matters. A programme- of miscellaneous mat ters will occupy tho attention of the house during the coining week. Tho river and harbor bill, which was de bated for three davs last week, will consume one nnd possibly two days. Although the bill was criticised very severely during the debate last week, It Is In no dancer of failure. Most of the attacks came from members who were disappointed In what the bill grants to their localities, and the ac tual opponents! of the measure will be overwhelmed when tho final vote Is leached. The District of Columbia! committee, which, under the rules, would be entitled to tomorrow, w'll come up In the later week. After tho latter bill Is disposed of, the bill lo revise and codify the postal lawn will bo taken ut. under a special order. It will be followed bv the District of Columbia appropriation bill and the latter In turn bv tho nostoulco appro priation bill, if there is any remain ing time. ' B00Z COMMITTEE AT HIGHLANDS They Visit the Locality of Cadet Fights nt West Point Cadet Brown Will Talk Today. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press. "Went Point, Jan. 13. The congres sional committee, which Is Investigat ing tho alleged hazing of former Cadet Hooz, did not attend church today, but put In their time visiting places of in terest In the highlands. This morn ing, In the company of Colonel Trc berger and Cadets Rettlxon, Farnham and Spalding, they visited Fort Put nam and were shown tho locality where so many cadets have settled their diffi culties by personal encounters. Tho committee were led over tho same course as that taken by cidots when going out to light. A second visit was also made to Fort Clinton and Hattery Knox, Where also several lights have occurred. This afternoon the committee visited Washington's headquarters In New burgh, returning to West Point in tlnm for supper. The committed expect to completo tho Investigation tomorrow night or Tuesday morning. Cadet Brown, who officiated us second for Keller In the Boois light, will bo tho first witness to testify tomorrow. Fell from a Train, By Exclusive Wire fiom Tlie Associated Picss. Allentown, Jan, 13. Charles Hamilton, ol Heading, a passinger on the Philadelphia and Reading train which left here at IUU o'clock last night bound for boms fell from tlie train near Email Junction, Ave mile from here and was found dead early this momlnif by Ibe crew of a shifting engine, Internal Injurlca bad caiued death. Tlie body waa much' bruised. MR. FRYE RETURNS. Declines to Make a Statement Re garding His Rosignation, It Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Prcs. Now York. Jan. 13. -The United States transport McPherson arrived today from Matanzas and Havana with four cabin passengers and thir teen civilian employes ot tho govern ment. Among the former were Lieu tenant Ralph Harrison, (. S, A., and Alexis K. Frye, former superintendent of schools of Cuba. Mr. Frye, when scen at quarantine, said: "It Is truo thut I have resigned my position as superintendent of school of Cuba. Any person familiar with Cuban affairs must have foneen this. However, I must decline to make any statement at presen or go into thu reasons which brought ubout tho resignation. I promised Governor Wood that I vould say nothing con cerning tho matter at present." C0SS' BATTLE WITH BURGLARS He Empties His Revolver at a Gang of Robber Near Cumberland German Savings Bank. Bv Exclusive Wire from Tin- Associated Press. Cumberland. Md Jan. 13. Oillcar Churles W. Goss, of tho city police force, surprlsad a gang ot men at tempting to rob tho German Savings bank at an early hour this morning. 1 He engaged in a single handed battle with three of the men who were nl ready in the bank and one noting us sentinel outside. Ooss Is sure he hit two as they canv out of the bank door. Ho emptied it revolver from a vantage point behind the shadow of a telegraph pole and all live men shot 111 Ills direction 11 number of times. Five bullet marks were left on the pole. The gang ran down Baltimore street and then made their esoupe out the West Virginia Central railroad tracks, terrorizing the few people they met' on the way by Indiscriminate tiring. They probably numbered six persons, armed with Winchester shotguns and large revolvers. They shot at the operator of the West Virginia railroad as ho raised the window of the station, the bullet crushing through the glass. They nlso shot ut another policeman. Noth ing was stolen from the bank. After wards the gang committed two small robberies in South Cumberland. They are still at large. The bank has of fered a reward of SJ.I ami voted $50 to Clows. BRUTAL MURDER AT PORTLAND Thomas C. Moahler Killed with a Club His Mother Assaulted nnd Badly Beaten. Uy Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Picas. Portland, Me.. Jan. 13. Thomas C. Moshler, a farmer, aged twenty-live, was murdered and his mother, Mrs. Rutin Moshler, aged seventy-two, was brutally assaulted nt their home In Gorham, Saturday evening, by two men, who forced un entrance Into tha Moshler residence with the evident In tention of robbing, After completing their ghastly work tho tnen rnnsarked the house, taking whatever valuables they could llnd. One of the men was a negro. About noon today William Hands, a negro, was arrested at Scar boro. In his possession were found a blood-stained razor marked with Mosh ler's name, ?40 in money, consisting chiefly of bills, which were also stained with blood, and a watch. Ills hands nnd clothin&r were soiled nnd bloody. Tho man admits having been at the Moshler fatmhouse, and says he left his companion In Portland. Mrs. Moshler says that when the men forced their way Into tho kitchen bar son grappled with the white man and the negro knocked her down, striking her a terrible blow on the head with a. stick. She begged for her life, and, after striking her again, tho negro went to the assistance of his comrade. Mrs. Moshler then fled to an upper room. SI10 heard the men ransack tho house, and after they left tho house she made her wny to the house of a neighbor a. quarter of a mile dlstunt. The police of this city were noticed, nnd going to the farm, the body of Moshler was found In the parlor, cov ered with blood nnd with tho head beaten nlmost to a Jelly. A heavy fence stake had apparently been used to kill Moshler. Kverythlng of value was missing, Mrs, Moshler's' Injuries, while seri ous, aro not fatal, BLUE JACKETS PRAISED. Secretary Long Receives Letter from Missionaries, By Exclusive Wire from Th'e Associated Piees. Washington, Jan. 13. Secretary Long has received a letter written by a num ber of missionaries to Commander Wlnslow, of the hospital ship Solace, expressing not only their thanks for tho courteeles of tho voynge from San Frnnclsco to Yokohama, but uddlng a tribute to the splendid management of tho ship and the admirable qualities displayed by the American bluo Jack ets. Mr. Long highly appreciates the sen timents of tho letter and says thut If more of tho people would go aboard our vessels thero would be many testi monials of that sort for our sailors and our ships, -11 Drunkenness Increasing. Ily Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Press. Albany, V, Y Jan. 13. According to lh an nual report of the statu tunimlsion ot prisons dmnltenuco. throughout tho state has ini.rca.ied to an alarinlmr extent, liurlng the year ending October 1, last thero wrre ?2,hM committment tn tho penllenlhirUs, JalU and workhouse of the stato for intoxication. This make no ac count of many thniuand of other convlctloiu for tlie tamo offense punished by t Ine, w'ulcli vtat paid bcfoio ccnimlliucnt. JOINT NOTE OF POWERS SIGNED Slonatures ot the Chinese Peace Commissioners Are ftlllxed to the Important Document. LI HUNG CHANG IS ILL The Prince Said to Be Suffering from Bright's Disease Prince Chlng Protests Against Appointment of Chang Chlh Tung Envoys Are In structed to Remain at Pekin Dur ing Negotiations War Ships at San Mun. By Exclusive Wire Irom Tho AssoWated Flew. Pekin, Sunday. Jan. 13. The Joint note of the powers has finally been signed by the Chinese peace commis sioners. Prince Chlng signed yester terday nnd LI Hung Chang, who Is bet ter, signed It today. It lo understood that the muludy from which LI Hung Chang la suffer ing Is Brlght'n disease. He was feel ing worse yesterday nnd therefore post poned tho ulllxlng of hla signature; but Prince Chlng was hopeful that he would bo able to sign It today, which proved to bo tlie case. Prince Chlng has protested to the court against the nppolntment, snld to be contemplated, of Vice roy Chen Chlh Tung as a plenipoten tiary In the place of Li Hung Chang. He thinks the latter's advice absolute ly essential, although he believes It might be advisable to appoint a third plenipotentiary for China nnd reiter ates his desire for the appointment of Sheng, who would be acceptable to for eigners. So far as Chen Chlh Tung Is con cerned, the-envoys who know him per sonally say that while he Is strongly nnti-forelgn and has never made any secret of his likes and dislikes, they believe he would bo a satisfactory rep resentative of the Chinese, and there would not be any objections to him on the score of his recent utterances. In deed some of the ministers think It would bo wise for Chlng to make Chen Chlh Tung a plenipotentiary. Must Continue at Pekin. Most of the envoys have received word from thplr governments that the negotiations must be conducted on the ground: that for various reasons other places suggested would be objection able. The Russians say they will formal ly turn the Railroad over to tho Ger mans Immediately. M. De Olers, the Russian minister, objects to the British attitude In re fusing to distribute rice and wheut to destitute Chinese In the British sec tion. Warships at Shanghai. Shanghai, Jan. 13. The Italian con sul at Shanghai, In explaining the pres ence of Italian warships at San Mun bay suys they went there for target practice. It Is again reported that the allies are preparing to enter the province of Shan SI. A French foice Is reported to have defeated a body of Boxers west ot Pao Ting Fit, killing a thousand. DE WET FLOGS THE PEACEFUL BURGERS His Uuerillas Very Active in the British Territory Boers At tack Zurfonteln. By Exclusive Wir from Tlie Associated rres. London, Jan. 13. Tho war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Kitchener: "Pretoria, Sunday, Jan. 13, About 1,100 Boers crossed the line, attacking Hurfontcln and Kaalfonteln stations, but were driven off. They are being pursued by a cavalry brigade." Lord Kitchener reports, also, several skirmishes at different points, with trifling British losses, and adds: "Three ugents of thu peaco commit tee were taken as prisoners to De Wet's laager, near Llndley, Jan, 10. One, who was a British subjeot, was flogged and then shot. The other two, burghers, were flogged by De Wet's or ders." 'Pretoria, Saturday, Jan, 12. Last night the Boers cut the wires between Iron and Ollfantsfonteln stations. Ear ly In tlm morning 800 Boers, under Commandant Beyer, Invested Kaalfon teln station. A hot fire and shell fire with two field pieces and a Maxim was maintained for six hours. An armored train and reinforcements were sent from Pretoria, but bofore they arrived upon tho scene tho garri son had driven off tho Boers, who re tired unmolested with a transport train lmlf a inllo long. Tho Boers blew up the lino beyond Kaalfonteln, compell ing the mall train to return here. It Is supposed their object was to obtain supplies, a great quantity of which nr) stored at Kaalfonteln, Tho British had no casualties. MantellB Are 111, By Excluslv Wire from The Associated Press. Toledo, Jan. 13. Mr. and Mrs. ltobert Msntell, the adorn, who have cancelled engagement Ins to illiufa, rested fairly well today. Sir. Manttdl la miltu ill, lunevr, and conflm'd to hla room nt the bt. Chirlea hotel. Mrs. Man. tell la at lit. Vincent' hospital and shows more marked slgna of improvement. Stoainshlp Arrivals. Ily Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Prexs. Now York, Jan. 13, Airhcdl Phoenicia, llam burir and Boulogne, Queenstown Sailed! Cam. panla, from Liverpool, New York. Choibourg Palled! Vaderland, New York. TarifU Passed 1 Furst DUmarck, New York tor Oibraltar, Naples, Genoa, etc, Pranle Point Passed 1 Minneap olis, New York for London. TIIIS NEWS THIS MORNING. Weather Indication Today, fAIKj NonrHWBar WINDS. General Regular and AAtli Catherine at Harrlsburg. Chlneso Peace Commissioner Sign thu Joint Koto. Desperadoes In the Fhllipptnri to lie Pun ished. Programme for the Week In CongreM. Oentral Carbondale Department. Local Iter. Dr. Pierce on Tiolley' Cera- piny' Proposed Action. Dl(c Boiler Explodes. Kdltorial. Note and Comment. local Traction Company Will Continue the Transfer System. Saturday' Ward Primaries , Local West Scranton and Subuiban. General Xorthraalciii Pennsylvania. 1'lnand.il and Commciclal. Local In the World of Labor. Chingesi Promoted In Second Charter J. Clan City PREPARATIONS FOR VANDERB.LT WEDDING Newport Overflowing with Guests. The Decorators Are at Work on the Church. Uy Exclusive Wiie from The Associated PreM. Newport, R. I., Jan. 13. With the exception of the decorations at the church and the house, tho prepar.'i'Ions for the wedding of Alfred Uwynne Vnnderhllt to Miss IClsl" French nr practienlly completed. Ml the guests who arrived In the city today were shown their different residences ami a well-known caterer has arrived with his force of assistants. Tonight Mrs. Cornelius Vmiderbilt entertulned a large house party, as did also her son-in-law. Mr. Harry Payne Whitney, who married Mls.s Oerlrude Vnnderbllt In this city three years ago. This afternoon, the, entire wedding party visited St. John's chinch, known to the psorle here as the Zabrlsklo church, nnd thero a short rehearsal was held. At the con clusion of the regular service tonight a large corps of decorators from New York took possession of the cbui'li and they will work until 0 o'clock to morrow morning. Scarcely bad tho congregation left the church when great express wagons and vans drovo up, laden with boxes and standard, the latter being the feature of the decoration of the tnnln aisle tomorrow. With them came a laivje number of professional lloiists. The chief event tonight was tho elaboroate dinner given 10 a number of prominent guests by Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney. All the ushers am occupying a house by thamselves and the bridesmaids ure occupying anoth.jr houc across the street, while the rest of the guests except those entertained at house parties, are at fashionable 1 nardlng houses. Tomorrow at noon lie wedding will occur, and although it takes place nt one of the highest KpUcopal churches In tho city, tho programme of the ceremony, 11 1 the request of Miss French, has been sim plified as much as possible. Tho choir boys will be In attendance, but will sing only twice, and will do p march ing. At tho conclusion if ' cere mony, which will probably not occupy more than seven minutes, all the guests will be driven to the French residence. It Is expected that Mr. A'anderbllt nnd his bride will leave on their honeymoon about 2 o'clock In the afternoon. It Is rumored tonight that they will go no further than Rlvorton. six miles up the Island, where Mr. Vanderbllt has an exten sive country residence. NANTICOKE EXCITED. A Possibility That the Town May Be Harboring "Pat" Crowe. By Exclmlve Wire fiom The Associated Prcis. Wllkes-Barre, Jan. 13. The police of the town of Nantlcoke are looking for "Pat" Crowe, tho alleged abductor of the Cuduhy boy at Omaha. Burgess Williams Is said to be In possession of information received from tho police of Chicago to the effect that Crowo Is somewhere In the anthracite region of Pennsylvania. It is thought ho may have decided to disguise himself as ti miner and located In Nantlcoke, which has a large Polish population. It Is said the alleged abductor can speak Polish, having acquired tho lan guage whlleworklng in the stock yards at Omaha. Thus far the police have made no arrests, although they wero busy in tho foreign quarters of tho town today. TWO GIRLS CREMATED. Mary Spltzman and Clara Meyers Perish in Flames. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Presa. Buffalo, Jan. 13. Mary Spltzman nnd Clara Meyers, servant 8, wero burned to death this morning In a nre that destroyed tho llfth lloor of tho Buckingham apartment house. The fire started In the kitchen of the fifth floor, directly below U10 servants' room. Ordinarily, eight girls oecupy these quarters, but last night idx of them were out of town, b aving hut two girls In the house. Tho woiipn came originally from TItusvllle, Vt. Tho property Iohs Is nutlniated nt ?85.000. Will Suppress Bull Fights. By Exclusive Wlra from Tlie Associated Prcrs. Barcelona, Jan. 13, A mass meeting was. held hern today presided ovtr by Scuor Ercoert, 11 fonner major, for the purpose of formulating a demand upon the 8p3iiish roi eminent for the suppression of bull tight. Numerous apeeche wire niado and Mveral of the speakers expressed the hope that this national spectacle would toon disappear from the country. River Captain Killed. By Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Pre London, Jan. H. Tho Odessa correspondent of the Pally Netv wiles that a hundred and twenty people were frown to death in Russia during th billiard of a few day ago, READY FOR THE BATTLE Reoulars and flntPs Prcparina tor the Ballot That Will Re-elect Senator Quay. BOTH SIDES CONFIDENT Senator Quay the Choice of the Re publican Caucus Is on tho Ground Looking After His Interests The Antis to Place Their Ballots Upon Half a Dozen Favorite Sons 111 noss of Legislators May Make m Difference in the Vote. toy Exclusive Wire from Tha Associated Tres. Hnrrlshurc. Jun. 13. The result of tho 8trugglo for United States senator Is still in doubt, with both sides pro fessing to be confident of victory. Colonel Quay, tho cholco of the Repub lican caucus, is hero directing hla candidacy and ho savs there is no doubt of his election. He has given his friends the assurance that he wilt be elected on tho first ballot, and they claim to have no reason to bollevo otherwise. United States Senator Penrose, Attorney Oenernl Elkln and Insurance Commissioner Durhnm nre with Colonel Quny, looking after the details of his light. William T. Creasy, of Columbia, the house leader of the Democrats, hays Quay cannot get a slnRlo Democratic vote, nnd without the Democrats ho cannot hope to be elected. Colonel James M. Ouffey, of Pittsburg, will be nominated for senator by tomor row's Joint house and senate Demo cratic caucus. F. A. VanValkonberg. who is hi charge of the anti-Quay Republican headquarters, reached here tonight from Philadelphia. With him were Representatives Edwnrds nnd. Wilkin son, of Bucks county, and other antl Quayltes. Mr. VanValkenberg Issued a formal statement In which ho says enough Republican legislators, with the Demo crats, are pledged to oppose Mr. Quay's re-election, to accomplish that result, and that . the antl-Quaylteu have no reason to doubt that every man will remain truo to his pledge. "Under tho circumstances," he adds, "I cannot sco how Mr. 'Quay can" be elected on the first ballot, and If ho Is not elected on the llrst ballot he cer tainly cannot, ns he has admitted, b.i elected at all." Several legislators are 111 at their homes, and neither side can tell with accuracy how many of their followers will be absent when the house and senate vote separately Tuesday noon. Thero Is not more than a score of legislators hero tonight and neither side is apparently making any effort to ascertain its relative strength. Both houses will reconvene tomorrow even ing, and bv that time tho city will bo crowded with legislators and politi cians. Colonel Quay's frlsndi are planning a largo street parade for Tuesday evening If he should bo elect ed on tho llrst ballot. A conference of the anti-Quay re publicans will bo held tomorrow af ternoon to formulate a plan of action when tho first ballot is taken. It H expected that they will repeat their practice of two years ago ot distribut ing their votes among half a dozen of "favorite sons." Congressman John Dalzell, ot Pitts, burg, seems to be the choice of a large malorlty of this element, and it is al most certain that be will receive some votes. The standing committees of the sen ate and house will not bo announced or the oftlcers and employes elected until after the ballot for senator. SALE3MAN ARRESTED. Louis Mentz Charged -with Compli city in Jewelry Robbery. By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Tress. New York, Jan. 13. Louis Mantx, at traveling salesman, with olTlcos In Maiden Lane, was arraigned today, and held in $3,000 ball by Magistrate Mayo for further examination. Mentz Is charged with nemg a tugi ttve front Justice tnd is said to be wanted In Pittsburg for alleged com plicity in a recent Jewelry robbery there. He furnished ball and was released., leaving the court room hurriedly and refusing to make any statement Mentz was arrested lust Saturday cvenlns at his office. It Is declared he was detected selling some of the stolen Jewelry in Buffalo and that ha was arrested here on a request of Chief O'Mara, of the Pittsburp; police. DEATHS OK A DAY. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press. Washington, Jan. 18.-Joaeph Yatea Paige, tot tho past six ycari chief cleik ot the eomp troller ot the currency, died this morning of pneumonia. Ho waa well known to tlie banking intercut of thu country. Mr. Talge waa botm In Albany. X. Y., in W. ot '"''"r di' tlngulshed In the slate' hl.tor'- London, Jan. 13.-Samucl Lewis, tlie notorious money lender and usurer, who ha been called the "greuteiit and meanest ot niodun any lock." la dead. London, Jan. 14,-lord Lionet Cecil, half brother of tho Marqul ot Salisbury, Is dead. Twenty People Frozen. Uy Exclusive Wlra from Tlie Associated Pre. PitUburg, Jan. 13. Captain John Dlppot, ent of the oldest and best known river raptalna. was instantly killed today while standing on th railroad track at Baden, his home, Watching tha coal boats going down tba Ohio. f-f-f i'-t-4! WEATHER FORECAST. Waahlngton, Jan. J3. Forecast for east ern Penru)lvjnla: Kulr Monday) north. wert to nonthwi'st wlnda; fresh on tha th coast: Tuesday fair. ttt-t-t-t-ttttttt 4-tt t, I I . vii!i'j-'-J.i:'i.'i UA-iteJVJN ... V.