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SCRANTON, PA.. TUKSDAY AlOKNING. JANUAHY 13. 190.1.
Lackawanna County's Dclcoatlon
Now Solid lor Rcrjular Partu
LETTER TO FUSIONISTS
Representative of tho Fir3t District
Notiilcs the Insurgents That He
Belioves That First Duty Should
Beto Constituents Tho Insurgents
Hold a Meeting and Ronow Thoir
Expressed Determination to Op
poso Mr. Quay Bitter Battle in
Prospect Quay's Friends Prepare
n.v Ktoliiiivc Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Harrlsburg. .Tnn. 11. Thero Is every
indication tonight that the bitter .
struggle for United Stntes senator will
terminate tomorrow with tlio election i
ni' Colonel M. S. Quay, the nominee of
tho Joint Republican caucus. The
Democrats will vote for Colonel .Tamos
V. Guffcy. of Pittsburg, nnd the anti
Quay Republicans are exported to dls
ti'ihutc their vltos among soveinl "fu
viii ite sons."
Tlu house nml senate will vote sep
arately at S o'clock tomonow after
noon mill the probabilities are that Mr.
Quay's combined vote will not fall
"hurt of I3i. It requires 127 vutCH to
Moot and It Is pretty Rene-rally con
i'"ded that he will show at least this
number. Should Sir. Quay or any
other person receive the requisite
number of votes tomorrow, the senate
and house will meet jointly at noon
Wednesday to canvass the returns and
formally declare an election. If. how
evi r. there should be no election to
morrow, the two bodies will meet
jointly on Wednseduy and take a bal
lot very day thereafter until there
is an election or the legislature- ad
journs. There N nothing to Indlcatq tonlght
that there will not lie an election on
ihe first ballot or that there will be
another deadlock yl'-nllar ti that of
IS'i!), when the legislature adjourned
fter taking seventy-nine ballots with
in t making a choice. ' The day follow
ing the adjournment, Governor Stone
appointed Colonel Quay to the senate
and on April '.'S. 1K91), the appoint
ment was rejected, so that Pennsyl
vania has since had only one United
St;ites senator, In Holes Penrose
Several senators and members who
wore reported HI reached here during
the day, and when the ballot Is taken
Representative Hnldcman, of Mont
gomery, who Is pledged to Colonel
Qua;., will probably bo the only ab
sentee. Representative Thompson, of
Centre, who was absent when tho
house organized, and whoso attitude
on the senatorshlp has boon In doubt,
come to Harrlsburg In a private car
this morning. This evening, Mr.
Thompson Issued a public statement
In which he says that It Is his purpose
to be present In the house tomorrow
and vote for Mr. Quay, and that ho
was detained at home by Illness when
that body organized.
Representative Neeb, of Allegheny,
who was also absent on account of Ill
ness when the legislature organized,
has returned and will qualify and take
his reat tomorrow.
Mr. Reynolds in Line.
Kopresentatlve Reynolds, of Lacka
wanna, who voted with the anti
Quay Republicans on the organization
of tho house, this evening transmitted
the following letter "to the chairman
of tho fusion caucus:"
Having acted tilth jour pmplc up to this
Mute of tho pincecdlnfrs ami finding It Inipo.
Ible tor me to clo to longer. I ilccm U but
fair to nt lorlli my rion for this iIuiirc mi
The iuo In my ilUtiict was laigel. a pu.ot.al
enr, but I felt I ouid It to ln 1 1 lend-. (,p.
loe, within paity lines, the ic-clcrtlim of l.
rt. Quay, I came to llauioluiii; ami mini In
II matters wllli tliono wlio h.nl that puipo.c In
tlew. On my return to my home 1 tonml that
parctlcally unanimous untlincnl ol my urn
diluent was thtit I had none far enough ami
lint It wils now my duty to join with the ma
jority of my paity in neouilni; tor this s,i it
commonwealth the leprckcntjtloii to ulihh it i
intltlcil In the lilglim lesiliitltc hmly on
iJtlh-the United Statu .male.
Ilclleiiiii: that my liist dui, U to m , ,,n
Ulucnts anil my parly I huihy ileil.ne in) al
lied purpnso to iiccept the Judgment of a in.i.
Jorily of mv party in leguhuly epuscd and
bhall therefore Join with my lhpuldlr.iu i-ul-leiiguM
In totlnif fur Colonel Quay ami uiiln'j
with them in the futuio.
Telegrams were received late tonight
from Representatives Uarvln, or Ad
ams, and Moloney, of Venango, Demo,
crats, that they would be unable to Do
present tomorrow when the ballot is
taken for senator.
Word reached hero tonight that Hep
resentatlvo Calvin, of Schuylkill, died
this evening at his home at Shenan
doah. Tho report could not be con
firmed. Insurgents' Meeting.
A meeting of the Republican sena
tor and members pledged to oppose
Mr. Quay's election was held this even
Ing to discuss tho situation. Senator
William Fllnn. of Alegheny. said at
the close of the meeting that all the
members were present except Messrs,
Thompson, Neeb, Reynolds and Emery.
"Tho only nows from any or tho ab
sentees was,from Mr. Reynolds," ho
added. "It being onnounced that ho
had succumbed to the Influence of tho
machine. All of the gentlemen pres
ent were as strong us ever In the de
termination to oppose the election of
Another meeting of tho anti-Quay
Republicans will be held tomorrow,
previous to the meeting of the legisla
ture, to formulate u plan of action
when the ballot Is tuken. Senator
Ptnrose, who Is assisting Colonel Quay
In tho direction of his campaign, said
On tho evening I hire Ihe hint mid flml hub
lotlnu In tho ctiatorlal conlcst the evidence is
Ik reining stron&fr etiry hour that Senator Quay
will lie elreled on the llift ballot In Ihe senate
and house by a iiitiih linger majority than w-ai
expected by een Ilia meet .wnRulne friends.
The opposition ha ffone to piece, im v expert,
rd In (lie uetfnnluir. Pinion on an InMirgent Ite.
publican or Democrat ha been found utterly lm
practleable and there li on the day before the
bullntlnc no tandidale either Democratic or In
MirRcnt Republican who l openly In the field
inaldnfr an active anil airgnlve eindldaey nurh
the people of the state have t JuM right to
c.pc t from any one who It to In- conldered for
Ihe hlxh office of senator. After Senator Quay
l tlHteil Ihe legislatuie tihould nnd will crt
down to Inelnesis Immeillalel.v nnd It 1 the wldi
of all that (he session shall be khoit and that
they shall uiljouin at nn caily date.
Preparing to Celebrate.
Many of Colonel Quay's ft lends
throughout the state aro here pre
pared to celebrate his election If he
wins on the llrst ballot. A delegation
of Republicans from his home county
of Heaver came In this morning nnd
called at his home this evening to pay
Its respects. Tho former senator ap
peared In front of his residence and
made a short speech thanking his
neighbors for the active Interest they
have taken In his fight. The Nine
teenth Ward Republican club of Pitts
burg Is alsi here shouting for tho
former senator. The club has Its
headquarters In the wurd In which
Senator Fllnn. the anti-Quay lrader,
Colonel Quay expects to take his seat
In the senate on Thursday If he should
be elected before that time. A large
delegation of his friends will go from
hero to Washington to be present at
GUFFEY FOR SENATOR
The National Committeeman Defeats
Chauncey F. Black and J. Honry
Cockran for the Empty Honor
fly Kxcluslte Wire from The Anoclatril Prri.
Ilnrrlsburg, Jan. 14. National Com
mitteeman James M. Ouffey, of Pitts
burg, was tonight unanimously nomi
nated for United States senator by the
Joint caucus of the Democrats of tho
house and senate. The names of Hon.
Chauncey V. Hlaek, of York, and Hon.
J. Henry Cochran, of Lycoming, were
also presented to tho caucus, but they
weie withdrawn before n vote was
J. Honry Cochran was elected chair
man of the caucus, nnd A. J. Palm, of
Crawford, secretary. The call of the
roll showed ton members! absent. They
were Senators Hoyd, of Fayette; Kern
erer. of Northampton; Hlgglns, of
Schuylkill; Stiles, of Lehigh, nnd Rep
resentatives Garvin, of Adams; Oal
vln. of Schuylkill; Moloney, of Ven
ango; Squler. of Wyoming; Smith,
flreen nnd lirown, of Crawford.
ROASTING THE CADETS.
Investigating Committee Handles
Brown Without Gloves First
Class Men Conceited, Ar
rogant and Ignorant.
Bv Kxcluihe Wire from The Ajotlatfd Prcs..
West Point, Jan, 14. Tho congres
sional Investigating committee held
three sessions at thu West Point Mili
tary academy today. The llrst two ses
sions, and the greater part of the night
session, were occupied In the examina
tion of Cadet Lewis Rrown, Jr., of
Newport, It. I., who was one of Cadet
Keller's seconds In his light with Hooz.
From the line of examination adopted
by the committee tho congressmen aro
evidently bent onthe abolition of haz
ing and lighting n't the academy. They
jait Rrown through an exhaustive ex
amination, in the course of which they
elicited the fact that, in violation of
the rules and regulations of the Insti
tution, the upper classmen carry In
toxicating liquor Into tho leservatlon
and consume quite a considerable
quantity of It. Another stringent rule
seems to have been broken with Im
punity. This Is the regulation prohib
iting smoking. Cadet Rrown acknowl
edged that tho majority of tho tudets
weie cigarette smokers and that plenty
of cigarettes weie smuggled Into the
General nick. Judge Smith and Mr.
Drlggs handled Rrown without gloves.
Mr. Drlggs told hhn that the first
class men thought they were the whole
thing, and Judge Smith said that they
were conceited, arrogant and Ignorant
In their presumption of setting their
Judgment against that of the author
ities of the academy.
Cadet Joseph F. Harries, of the Din.
trlet of Columbia, another of Keller's
seconds, was the only other witness
Two Vacancies hi the United Statos
Sonate Is Possible.
By i;xtluIre Wire from The Aoclated PrcM.
Dover, Del., Jan. 14. Two caucuses
were held tonight over the contest for
United States senators from Delaware.
The twent.v-nlno Republicans did not
coiho to any agreement tonight and a
long deadlock seems Inevitable. Tho
Addleks Republicans Issued a. call nnd
urged a conference of all Republican!:,
but only sixteen assemblymen an
swered by meeting In the senate)
chamber late tonight.
Senator Eoar Renominated.
Ily Exclusive Wire from The Anoclated t'lcsi.
lloton, -Ian. II. Senator fieorire l oar wa
today leiiomlnaled a the candidate for United
Stalin m tutor by tho U?publicaii fenitora of
Maaachuett. The ots wan uninlmoiu, ylr.
Hoar ban been a memli'r of the neuate tin(e
By Kxclualve Wire from The Awoclated Trcu.
WaihlngU'ii, .Ian. II. The wurlary ol war to.
da) oulercd tho dltrlhiiw of tho Wilt Point
cadrl tnoiimicndrd by llio tiiMilrnilu boaul, who
reported lliem djfklml In itudlea
In a Stlnrjlnrj Speech Senator Teller
Reopens the Embalmed Beet
PRESIDENT IS CRITICIZED
Senator Teller Asserts That the Re
tirement of Eagan Under the Cir
cumstances Was a Decoration and
Not a Punishment and Is Regarded
by Many as a Reward for the At
tack Made on General Miles House
Considers Rlvor and Harbor Bill.
By Exclusive Wire from The Avodated TrcM.
Washington. Jan. 14. Just at the
close of a day of dreary discussion of
the details of the army reorganization
bill, Mr. Teller, of Colorado, speaking
of an amendment he had offered, de
livered a sensation denunciation of
General Kagan, former commissary
general of tho United States army. His
statement Included also the adminis
tration, because General Eagen had
been retired according to tho Colorado
senator's charge, as ii "decoration and
a reward" for his attack upon the
commanding general of the army.
In nn uppeal for the early passage
of the pending bill, Mr. Carter, of
Montana, declared that delay now
would mean additional expenditure of
tSOO.000 a day. lie asked that a time
be set for a vote, but Mr. Teller ob
jected. Absolutely no progress was
made with the measure today, not a
single amendment being disposed of
In th? course of his remaks, Mr.
Teller adverted to the case of General
Kagan at some length. Of the beef
furnished tho army, he said It was
"boiled nnd canned, and of very an
cient lineage, some of which had made
a trip to Kurope and back, being fed
to our soldiers after It had been con
demned by European governments."
Mr. Teller denounced General Eagun
In sensational language, "As an offi
cer of the United tSatcs urmy." said
the senator, "he made an exhibition of
himself and chowed himself to be a
miserable blackguard " Referring to
General Eagan's denial of General
Miles' charges as to "embalmed beef,"
Mr. Teller declared "his language was
brutal and low nnd so bad It could
not be overlooked, although there was
a very evident desire to overlook It."
Mr. Teller made a stinging attack
upon the president for having retired
General Eagan, asserting that "the
retirement, under the circumstances,
was a decoration and not a punish
ment, nnd many of the Ameilcan peo
ple believe it was o. decoration and a
reward for his nttack upon tho gen
eral commanding the army,"
The house today postponed District
of Columbia business, which was tho
tegular order for the day. until next
Monday, and proceeded with the liver
and harbor bill. General debate closed
at 2 o'clock nnd the bill was read un
der the five minute rule, for amend
ment. Good progress was made, tlfty
nlne of the ninety-seven pages being
completed. Many amendments were
offered, but. without exception, all of
NEELEY CASE DECISION,
The Court Holds That the Defendant
Must Be Surrendered to the
By Kxcltulte Wire from The Associated Prrsi.
Washington, Jan. M. The Unl'ed
States supreme court today announced
Its decision In tho caj-e of C. F. V.
Neeley, charged with embezzlement of
the public funds of Cuba, while acting
as financial agent of tlu department
of posts of that Island. The court
held that Neeley Is subject to extradi
tion and must be surrendeied to tho
Cuban authorities. Justice Hail a ml
handed down the court's opinion, which
was unanimous, and Immediately af
ter ths opinion wns concluded on or
der was Issued requiring that the man
date in the ense be Issued at once.
The court held that Cuba Is foreign
territory, our only purpose In the wur
with Spain being to free the Cubans
from Spanish domination, The decis
ion was based upon the act of June
. 1900, which net was held to be con
stitutional. In an opinion of some
length the court reaches n final con
clusion as follows:
"We ure of opinion, for the reasons
stated, that the act or June 6, 1900. Is
not In violation of the constitution of
the United States and that this case
comes within the provisions of that
act. The court below having found
that thero was probable cause to be
lieve tho appellant guilty of tho of
fense, It holding the order for his ex
tradition was proper nnd no ground ex
isted for his discharge on habeas cor
pus. The Judgment or the circuit
court Is, therefore, nfllnncd,"
Drank Laudanum for Whiskey.
By Kuliutrr Wire from The Associated I'rou.
i:t.ton, Jan, l.-bs.t nlfdit Matthew TliKkin,
a Cietii'.in weaer in a luml (.III: mill Jocmcly
remmVeil that he would commit suleldo and lift.
Iiir n bottle to I1I1 lip uhle.i he thoueht eon.
lalnel whW.ey (ii1hhJ down its content!. A
couple of hour later he uai a ire, There
wero two nunccH ol laudmum in tho buttle
TliUsin drank from.
By ExeluMve Wire from The Associated Preiu.
Philadelphia, Jan. l-l.Olca Nrtlieitolr, who U
paljlne ii three wetkn' ena;jf;rmi'nl In "S.iphu"
at tho Broad htrwt theatei, leappeaied trmlcht
after bavins been ill with grip since last Thura.
6ty, It was itutcd at the theater tonight Hut
Jll N'etherwlc liui fully rrcntrretl Ironi hei In.
ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES.
Pennsylvania Members Cast Ballots
for Mckinley and Roosevelt.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated rrcas.
Ilnrrlsburg, Jan. 11. Tho doctoral
college of Pennsylvania, met this af
ternoon In the senate chamber and
east Its thirty-two votes for McKlnley
and Roosevelt. Ex-Mayor Edwin H.
Stuart, of Philadelphia, presided,
Robert Pltcalrn, of Pittsburg, was ap
pointed messenger to deliver the cer
tificate of election to President Prye,
of the United States senate at Wash
ington; Daniel R, Greenowood, of
Philadelphia, was appointed messenger
to deliver a copy of tho certificate to
Judge McPhorson, of the United States
district court, Philadelphia. Jacob 1,.
Hour, of Lebanon, delivered a copy of
tho certificate to the postmaster at
Harrlsburg for transmission to Wash
ington. Mr. Stunt t sent tho following tele
gram to Mr. McKlnley:
"Pursuant to tho constitution nnd
laws of tho United States nnd of this
commonwealth, the electoral ollege of
Pennsylvania met here nt noon today
and In obedience to the demand of
300,000 voters, enst her thirty-two elec
toral votes for president for you, and
by unanimous resolution Its members
did vote that 1 present you with their
compliments nnd and Inform you of
The message wan repeated to Colo
nel Roosevelt at Oyster Hay, N. Y.
WEDDING AT NEWPORT
The Interesting Marriago Solemn
ized Charming Scene Rt the
Church Tho Reception.
By Exclusive Wire from The Awoclitnl l'rc..
Newport. IS. I., Jan. II. The sun
shone brightly today for the wedding
of Miss Elsie Krcneh nnd Alfred
Gwynno Vandcrbllt. Kew weddings, if
nny. In Newport have attracted more
widespread attention than this, which
unites two prominent families. Tho
city for the past two or three days has
appeared as It does In the middle of
August, when the summer beason Is at
its height, and Rellevue avenue Is
crowded with the cottage residents.
Never at this season of the year has
there been a greater number of visit
ors In Newport, nnd cottages and vil
las which are never opened later than
Thanksgiving had their quotaofgucsls.
Tho villas of Mrs. Vnnderbllt, Mrs.
Herman Oelrlchs. Mr. Gerry and Harry
Pnyno Whitney have, tjie larger share
or the guests, while tho fashionable
boarding houses opened their doors and
were crowded to their full capacity to
care for the visitors.
The wedding ceremony took place at
the Zabrlskle Memorial church, of
which the bride and her mother have
lor a long time been regular attend
ants during their stay In Newport.
The church, which has an ornate In
terior, required but little decoration,
hut such as there was was of an artis
tic character. The prevailing color
was while, and a profusion of orchids,
roses, lilies of the valley and maiden
hair ferns was used In the arches over
tho aisles and In the mine elaborate
decoration of the altar and chancel,
where massive palms und other plants
were effectively used ns a background
for the flowers.
The ceremony was performed nt noon
by tho Rev. Charles F. Heattie, rector
of the church, and the Rev. George
Iirinley Morgan, of Christ church, Now
Haven, tho former performing the final
ceremony in accordance with the laws
of Rhode Island. The bride, who wns
escorted to tho altar by her brother,
Amos Tuck French, of Tuxedo, wore a
strikingly handsome gown of Ivory
white satin with a long train, a scaif
of round point lace, the gift of the
bride's uncle. Edward Tuck, of Paris,
falling from tho throat to the edge of
the garment and being caught here
nnd there with clusters of orange blos
soms. The bridal veil was of Rrussels
point luce, which was worn by her
sister when she was married In Eng
land eight years ago. It was caught
back to disclose the face and fixed to
the hair with orange blossoms. She
'urrled a bouquet of white orchids and
lilies of the valley.
Tin maid of honor was Miss Gladys
Vniidoiiilll, sister of the bridegroom,
and the bridesmaids wore MIs.-j Elsa
lironson, daughter of Mrs. Frederick
Rronsn; Miss Edith Grny. daughter
of Judge and Mrs. John Clinton Gray:
.Miss Pauline French, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Amos Tuck French, and Miss
Isabelle Stlllman, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Stlllman. Their gowns
wero of pearl crepe do ciiene with
liberty gauze, tho sides embellished
with Insertions of liberty gauze with
lace. The high corsages and long
sleeves wero trimmed with lace. Tho
maid of honor wore a hut of Gains
borough variety, and the bridesmaids
hats of the plctitio plateau design,
trimmed with panne and mlrolr vel
vet nnd silver gray astrlch plumes.
The ushers were Robert L. Gorry,
Williams P. Rurden, Wllllnm Fits
Hugh Whltehouse. Jr., Potter Palmer,
Jr., Frederick M. Davlos, Ora Preston,
Ernest Iselln and W. Rayard Cut
Refore the ceremony the organist of
the church, Wllllum R. Roone, assisted
by members of Nahon Franko's or
chestra, of New 'York, played a num
ber of felectlons chosen by the brhU.
Tho vested choir of the church sani?
the bridal chorus from "Lohengrin" as
tell party entered, and tho Mendols-r-ohn
wedding ninreh was plavetl as
After tho ceremony, thero was a
reception and wedding breakfast at
"Harbour View," the residence of Mrs.
French. In Harrison avenue, to which
150 Invitations wero issued. The house
wits more elaborately decorated than
the church. Mr. and Mrs. Vandcrbllt
received under nn arbor of roses In tho
drawing room. Tho wedding break
fast was nerved by Delmonlco. Twenty-four
persons sat at the bride's
table, where tho decorations were of
white orchids, roses and lilies of the
valley. The family tnble was pre
sided over by Mrs. French and tho
other guests wero seated nt small
table?, ten at each tnble.
The Underplnnlno ol the Fusion
Movement Has Tumbled
LETTER OF MR. REYNOLDS
His Declaration the Conspicuous De
velopment of tho Day Tho Lining
Up of Members Sufficient to Elect
Senator Quay Congressman Con
noil Detnined at Washington.
Some of the Lackawanna County
Stalwarts Who Aro in Harrlsburg.
The Bands Are Out.
Editorial Correspondence of The Tribune.
Harrlsburg. Jan. U. The underpin
ning of tho fusion effort to disrupt the
Republican party organization in
Pennsylvania nnd substitute a coali
tion 9f Republican Irregulars nnd
Democrats, which was badly under
mined n fortnight ago, rapidly tunv
blsd to pieces today, and tonight tho
election of M. S. Quay to tho United
States senate on the first ballot by
Republican votes Is conceded on every
hand. The bands me out, cheering
throngs are parading tho streets nnd
all Is over but the shouting.
Tho declaration of Representative
Reynolds In a letter sent to the chair
man of the fusion caucus that he had
decided no longer to stand out against
the overwhelming sentiment of his
constituents In favor of Quay and
party regularity was the conspicuous
development of tho day. It was rol
lowcd by the arrival nnd lining up of
Representatives Emery, Wclty and
Representative Neeb, of Pittsburg,
who will arrive tomorrow, Is accounted
for. These assures Quay's election.
Rut when tho ballot Is taken It Is
safe to wager that there will ho oth
ers. Tins band wagon Is very popular
Just now. Congressman Con net I, who
expected to bo present at the conclud
ing scene In tho memorable struggle,
was detained In Washington by a se
vere cold possessing symptoms of tho
grip. He was represented by his pri
vate secretary, John R. Williams, and
by Colonel Ripple, James L. Connell,
J. S. McAnulty und ex-Miiyor Connell.
who are staying at tho Common
wealth. A delegation or forty or fifty
Lackawanna stalwarts Is among the
thousands of spectators.
I-ivy S. Richard.
ANNUAL CONVENTION OP
UNITED MINE WORKERS
Nearly Six Hundred Delegate in
Attendance at Edwardsville.
Questions to Be Discussed
By Exclusive Whc from The Associated Pre.s.
Wllkes-Barre. Jan. 14. Tho annual
convention of United Mine Workers of
the First unthraelte district is In ses
sion at Edwardsville. Thero are near
ly COO delegates In attendance and they
represent sixty thousand miners who
are employed in tho railleries between
Forest City and Nantlcoke.
Among the questions that will be
discussed by the convention are; What
compensation should be allowed for
dead work, changes In the constitu
tion, a uniform Initiation fee and how
to stop premature strikes. Since the
big strike ended last fall the leaders
of tho I'nlted .Mine Workers have been
moro or less annoyed by the notions of
some employes, especially the breaker
boys and drivers, who go out on
strikes on the least provocation, there
by rendering the mine idle nnd throw
ing a lot of men out of work. Tho
constitution of tho Cnlted Mine Work
ers provides that no strike can take
place until It Is sanctioned by the ex
ecutive board of tho district.
The convention la expected to take
some decisive notion on the matter. It
may pass a resolution condemning all
AN ATTEMPT AT
Miscreants Place Ties on the Tracks
of tho Genesseo Lin of the
D., L. & W.
By Kxcluflre Wire fiom The Associated IVm.
llatavla, N. Y., Jan. 14. An attempt
wuh made lust night to wreck the New
York limited on tho Uelawuro. Lacka
wanna and Western railroad, Just over
tho Genessee county line in Livingston
county. Tho train was rounding a
curvo when tho engineer saw a pile of
ties on tho track nnd an Instant later
tho engine struck them and scattered
them In every direction, breaking the
Footprints, evidently of several men,
wero round In the snow on each side
of the track. Railroad detcctlvoK are
working on the case.
By Exclusive Wira (rem Tim Associated Trcis.
Washlnidoii, Jan, U.-tknual MaeArthur le.
port tho mniender n( Pclagoda, coimiuudtr In
chief of Hollo, province! Tunay, He also ie.
port that other complete auiiindcrs ato expected
during tho next few diy ,
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Wotber Indications Today.
t ficncral Election of (nay Assured.
Break In tk uxurgent Itanlos nt. Itarrlsbiufc.
S'nator TeiiM -'lacks ficncral llaitan.
Jury Prawn m tho l'atcrson Mnnlcr Trial.
2 (Iciicral Carbond.ile Department.
:i l-oc.il Trial l.lil tor This Woek'n Term of
Meeting of tho Mosul of (Jontrol,
Note and Comment.
5 Local Opinion In the Viaduct Injunction
One Iljy'fl Uoiord of the Local ("null.
tl 1ical Went Scrantou and Suburban,
7 ficncral N'nttlicistcui I'ennsjlvnnl.i,
Financial and Commercial.
8 Iical -KfTeet ol llccent Clunaet in Coal Car-
Xewn of the Labor World.
The Board Composed of Ten Prom
inent Members Give Reasons
for the Radical Step.
By Kxchidtr Wire from The Associated IVcJ.
Philadelphia. Jan. H. The board of
examiners on admissions to tho Phil
adelphia bar, compused of ten prom
inent members of the bar, and which
three weeks ago startled the commu
nity by resigning, has Issued a state
ment through Itti president, Satnuei
Gustlne Thompson, formerly a Justice
of the supreme court of the slate, giv
ing the reasons for the radical step.
Judge Thompson states that the resig
nations followed the fnllure of the lo
cal Judges to act upon recommenda
tions of the board of examiners sub
mitted a year ago.
The examiners reported adversely
on the rule permitting admissions on
the local law school diploma without
tho bar examination nnd pointed out
that such praotlce had boon abandoned
In all other Important Jurisdictions,
that a Harvard diploma no longer ad
mits to tho bar In Massachusetts, or a
Yalo diploma In Connecticut, or a Col
umbia or Cornell diploma In New
York, or nny diploma In those states,
In England or Illinois and other Im
portant states1. The rule was also at
tacked which denies the right of ex
amination to graduates of reputable
law schools outside the state.
The examiners also demanded that
tho candidates should have a general
education equivalent to a high school
course, that being the education tho
state gives rreo, also that the obliga
tory course or obsolete text books be
abolished. As tho examiners serve out
of love for their profession without
compensation, they asked that the ap
plicants bo required to pay the print
ing and other necessary expenses of
the examiners. The Judges pigeon
holed the report, so" after waiting
nearly a year the examiners resigned.
Judge Thompson Intimated the possi
bility of legislative action.
Luelen II. Alexander, n member of
the resigning board and also seeie
tnry or tho committee or nine of tho
bar of Pennsylvania appointed to
memorallze the appellate courts to es
tabllsh a state board of law exainln
eis, said today that he did not be
lieve that a majority or the , Philadel
phia Judges were opposed to the re
commendations or the examiners, but
that as a body they had so little In
terest In tho subject that It was prac
tically Impossible to secure action My
them. He added that hi his Judgment
the only Milsftictnry solution or tho
problem confronting the profession
throtightout the state was the pine
Ing of the subject or admissions, to tho
bar In the hands or the Supreme court
of the state. He expressed the opin
ion that ir that court exercised Its
Jurisdiction nnd ostabllihed a state
board or law examiners, such ns that
now In operation In New York, Illi
nois, the New England states and
four-fifths of th" other common
wealths In the union, the Pennsylva
nlo bar would maintain Its llme-hon-ored
prestige, but that without the
ndoptlon of such a system, uniformity
throughout tho state could not be
attained nnd conditions would gtow
Ho spoke highly of the examination
system provulllng at Pittsburg, Har
rlsburg, Wllllamsport, Erie, Scrnnton,
Lancaster and other points in Penn
sylvania, and said that ho believed
that a unification of tho system pre
vailing at these places could - at
tained by action of the Supreme court.
The memorial will be presented by
the committee or nine during the pros
ent term or tho Supremo court. Tho
committee appointed for that purposo
Is as follows:
Samuel Dickson, Philadelphia, chair
man: William Scott, Pittsburg; W. IT.
Hensel, Lancnster: S. P. Wolverton,
Sunbury; Robert Snodgrass, Harrls
burg; George Wharton Pepper, Phila
delphia; John M. Harris, Seranton.
arid Luelen IX, Alexander, Philadel
phia. KIDNAPPED BOY WEAKENS.
Elwood Usher Finally Admits That
He Was Playlnjr "Hookey."
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Prrsj.
Easton, Jun, 14, Elwood Usher, son
or Thomas R, Usher, or Hohokcn, N.
J., secretary or the state board or
taxes, who disappeared from Rlalr
Hill, Rlalrstown, where ho was a stu
dent, was picked up near Easton to
day. After telling a thrilling story or be
ing kidnapped, drugged and spirited
away by two men, young Usher broke
down nnd confessed that he had run
away because ho was tired of going to
President's Porsonal Escort.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Priss.
Wiiihlniiton, Jan, U.lt has been decided that
President MeKlnley'n persona! recort to the cspl.
lol arid return on thu lib of March will be
Tinop A, of Ihe Firt regiment or raialry, Ohio
National guard. Tlil organization w simi
larly honored four yean ago.
Three of the Aliened Assailants ol
Jennie BossGhlcter Are
Before the Bar
JURY IS QUICKLY DRAWN
Within an Hour from the Oponinf; ol
Court the Twolvo Jurors Had Bosn
Impanollod and tho Oponiner Lines
of the Address of Attorney for
Prosecution Had Been Heard Tes
timony of the Hack Driver Atti
tude of Prisoners.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pre'i.
Now York, Jnn.ll. The trial of Wal
ter L. McAllister, Andrew Cnmpbolt
nnd William A. Death, three or tho
rour men accused or the murder of!
Jennie Hosschleter, a mill girl or Pat
erson, N. J under circumstances re
volting In their utter lack or humunri
consideration, commenced today betore
Judge Dixon In tho Passaic county
court or oyer und terminer. Georgo J.
Kerr, the rourlh man under Indict
ment, wns not In court today, as he
has been granted a separate trial on
the ground that he was not present
when the fatal dose was administered
to the girl.
Reroro the trial was begun It was
expected that nt least two days would
bo necessary to complete the Jury, but
Judge Dixon carried the proceedings
on with such vigor that within ono
hour nrtcr tho court was called to or
der ho had empannoled his twolvo
Jurors nnd heard the opening lines of
the address or tho prosecuting attor
ney. The remainder or tho day saw
rour or the principal witnesses In this
case on the stand. Mrs. Nina Bos.i
chleter, the mother or the unfortunute
girl, was one, her daughter Susie an
other, Christopher Saal, the proprietor
or the saloon where It Is alleged the
drug wns administered to the girl, was
the third, and Gus Scliulthorpe, the
hack driver or tho horrible midnight
ride, was the last. Mother and daugh
ter told ot Jennie's lire nt homo and
nt tho mill, telling rally or the Inci
dents Just previous to tho girl's disap
pearance. - " '
Of the four witnesses, the testimony
of Schulthorpa was the most Impori
nnt, ns well as the most startling.
In his ciudo. unvarnished way. he
told to the minutest detail the story
or the crime. He graphically de
scribed the taking or tho almost un
conscious girl from tho saloon to his
carriage and of the ride out of the
city nnd the unsponkable crime com
mitted on the dead, or almost dead,
Appaiently little beside the murder
case was on the minds of the Pater
son people today and an hour be
fore the time set for the beginning of
the trial the little court house wan
surrounded by a great crowdi of peer
ing, gossiping men nnd girls. Its was
a ragged and Kilo throng, for Up
most part, that watched every door
and window of the low building.
Among the crowd of men were scat
tered many factory girls. The wholn
gathering was on tip too and were
wiiggllng with Mispcnso as It waited
for tho prisoners to be brought past
them. Deputies beat back thei crowds
about the door as the time for the
trial appeared. The crowd that wns
allowed In the little space In the
square, old-fashioned court, were ap
parently of the better class of PatP"
son. There were u number of women
present but they wore not young.
Attitude of Prisoners.
It was but a row minutes after 10
o'clock when Judge Dixon ascended
the bench. The three accused men
then entered the court room. First
came Death, then Campbell and Mc
Allister, preceded by the shorn" and
escorted by constables. The prisoners
hud to walk tho entire lengtlt of thrf
court room and their attitudes wero
characteristically different. Death
seemed the most oppressed, and) hln
Jaw was set firmly and he stopped
quickly, as though he were anxious
to roach his seat Instantly, Campbell
smiled nnd carried himself buoyantly.
McAllister, who looked his nickname;
In the term of "Sport" McAllister,
vciu up the alslo with a swagger.
As soon as tho preliminaries had
been disposed of tho counsel for tho
defense made a formal motion to with
draw the ideas und quash tho Indict
ment on the ground that they wero tle
rectlve. The motion was denied and
Immediately the court began to ex
amine the talesmen.
They drew the Jurors In record time.
The llrst man was selected In flvo
minutes and the succeeding cloven
within fifty minutes uftorwurds.
The case was then taken up by
Prosecuting Attorney Emly, who occu
pied one hour and fifteen minutes in
his address to the Jury. Aside fruits'
the four principal witnesses examined
today there were on tho stand, 'A, XV.
II. Foundn, a surveyor, who gave an
exact location of the place where tho
body was found; Cornelius Garry, ii
teamster for the Ico company, who)
found the body; Leonard Kamerllng,
who testified that he saw Jennlo Ross,
chleter talking to Campbell on this,
night of tho murder; Nelllo Do Vrlei
and Ilertha Dysen, companions, who
testified that they saw Jennlo Ross
chleter and Cnmphell together early
In the night preceding tho murder.
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4- Uashiiitftrn, .Tan, 1L Korecwt for east-
sV era Pennsylvania: C'hntdlncM with occu 4-
lonal rains and rldnj temperature In
f- northern, gcneialty fair In aoutlitrn por
tlon Tritdayi winds generally southwest' -
eily; fiesh to bilV on tho co.ul; Wed-
4- niday generally l.ilr, .
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