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flic Emperor's Birthdau Is Celeb
rated liu Members of the German
Embassy and Others.
IS MADE FIELD MARSHAL
King Edward and Emporor William
Rocoivo Congratulations in Uni
forms of British Admirals In Ad
dition to Sword of Field Marshal
Edward Presents William with tho
Insignia of the Knights of the
Garter in Diamonds
fit rixclit-lte Wir from The AorhlcJ I'reti
Cotci, lull- f Wight. Jan. ST. This
morning Hniperor William lecelvcd
fioni tho linnil nf tilt- Duke of Cull
naught Ills sword on his ii)tiolntnil,nt
ns a Held luminal of the Hiltlsh mniy.
in the piosonce ut tin- households nt
King Kelwnid anil 'ho dead queen. .11
well us 11 number of ItiltMi mil " r
111.111 naval oillects
UN majesty lius expressed gient lu
light at the appointment lie will cn
101 tain Kins IMwaid and the ineiii
tiers of the loyal Imnlly at lei on t'.'i
Impctlul yacht Hohon.olltn.
Today he eelebiated Ills blithdnv at
("ishorne and received congintillutlont,
from the inembois of the Oeimiin eni
basiy In London.
Shorty after S o'clock this 11101 nln?
iho mombeis of the (lot man onibissy,
who arrled fioni London eseiduy,
proceeded to Osboino and tendered
congratulations to Kmperor William on
his bhthday. The einpeior, uccom
p.mlcd hy the eiown pilnee, met thtm
In the leeeptlon room. Then weiv no
After the memoilal set vice In Whlp
plnguhnm chinch today, Hmpeioi Will
iam and the crown pilnee went diiect
l. to the Holieiizollein. receiving a
-uluto of twenty-one guns UN nnjesty
look luncheon theie. the guests Includ
ing Lord Klntore, Colonel Cunington,
w ho s attached to his majesty's statf,
whllo in Hnglaud. the members of the
German embassy and other..
Crown Pilnee Fiederlck William pro
posed the emperor's health, which was
lrunk with "Hochs." Tmy Kaiser then
diank tho he.ilth of King Kilvviird, the
entire company standing.
Then his mnjesty donned the nnitorm
of a. HilHsh admiral to recitvc vlsltois
who might call to tender eonsratula
tlons. Among those who came weie
Islng I'dwurd, in the uniform of an
admiral, the Duke of Connnught. Prince
Chilstlan and other royal personages.
Lord Robot ts and Mr. Hrodeilck, all In
The emperni received tho kins at the
gangway. The yacht was 1 oiling heav
llj, owing to the gale, so that the
ilium and the royal ladles were pte
(iited trom accompanlng the klnc
ftoi- da had been setved, the loyal
party i etui nod to Osborne house, Km
peioi William and the crown prince
Immediately leturnlng tho visit and
dining with the king.
In addition In the svvoid of n field
marshal, King IMwaid has presented
10 Ihnpcior William, already a knight
of the garter, the Insignia of the ordor
in diamonds. The fact that this gift
was oidered by the late queen, with
the Intention of piesentlng It on th-
kaiser's bhthday, gave a pathetic In
terest to the piesent
Ihnpeior William, 011 learning of the
king's Intention to appoint him a field
marshal, sent the following telegiam
to Lord Salisbuty.
"The king, my august uncle, conl'eis
upon 1110 the rank of Held marshal lu
his atmy and Informs me that my ap
pointment will be published on my
birthday. I hasten to npprlsj you of
my deep appreciation of so signal a
maik of his majesty's nftcctlou for me,
and I lejolec to think that I shall be
numbeied among those of the highest
rank In his majesty's gallant ,11 my.
CSIgnod) William I!."
The empeior sent a facsimile of the
despatch to Lord lioberts
Lord Salisbuiy replied as follows.
"I beg with most profound lespeet
to tender to our Impeilal majesty my
thanks for your telegiam and my sin
cere congratulations upon the anni
versary of your majesty's birthday,
and upon the appointment to the r..
nltcd tank of field maishnl, which ni:
nugust soveielgn, tho king, has been
pleased to eonfei upon your Impoiial
majesty: and I am convinced that
your acceptance of the odlce will gl .
tho liveliest gratification 10 all lasse
of the nation, who have been de -plv
touched by the cnusldeiatlon and kin.
ly feeling exhibited In join gi.n'tniw
visit on this solemn occasion."
Response of Roberts
Lord Hoborts icsponded In tiie fol
"I have the houm to in knowkdije
tho receipt pf jour majesty's gracious
telegram giving mo the joyful tidings
that his majesty King j;dwjid, has
conferred upon youi majesty the lank
of Held marshal. 1 would beg, rk
that I may be allowed to offer on b -halt
of myself and the nuny I ha-.e tin,
honor to command, the moat licaitf"lt
and respectful congratulations on this
mark of soveielgn affection nnd aiipie.
elation of your majestj's name Ivlnu
eniolled nmnng ih field mnrshnls of
The coriespomlem ot the Associated
Press Is Infoi med that nt II o'clock
tomonow moiiilng In the pieseuce nt
Hippoior 'William and the menibeiH of
tho British loyal family, King LM
wnrd will confer upon Clown Pilnei
Frederick William tlm 01 dee of ihn
Tho Hnhenxollcrn will tcil: - part In
tlid naval dlsplu nt Spltlie.ul. Tim
finpeior will aceoinpany lln king to
X.opdon enij Windsor mil will return
10 Oeunany Immediately after the fu
neral. VERDI'S DEATH PEACEFUL.
Noarly nil Residences of Milan Are
Draped With Mourning,
lb i;kitmltp Wire Iroiu TIip Asot tatnl I'irM.
Milan, .Inn, 27. Although pieceded
by a struggle for life thut lasted two
ilays, VeriU's death was peaceful. 11"
did not legaln consciousness. When
he passed away ho was surrounded by
relatives and Intimate friends.
The announcement of his death
caused great emotion. The hotels of
pleasure icsoils and many stores were
closed and nearly all the ptomlnent
residences were draped.
Today the city authorities rpansod an
ttllogy, which was posted thioughoilt
Milan. King Victor sent to the fam
ily a message of condolence on behalf
of himself and stutes, saying: "Wo
Join In the homage, regiets and ad
miration offeied by Italy and the civil
ized world to the Immortal memory of
Venll, The nation and the glorious
i"t of our country have suffeted a
loss so seilous that It Is beyond re
pair." In his will Vim ill asks that the fu
1iei.1l may be "veiy modest," lie sug
gests that It take place either at day
break or eventide and that the cere
mony be without mush.
"The (banting of two pilests. two
candles 1 lid 11 eioss will sufllce," ho
Alanv legai Ies uvte left to fi lends.
The date of the funeral tins not been
liMil. but It will piobablj bo Wednes
day or Thursday In tho ihapel of the
music lans, which Venll established.
Itotne, Jan. 27. Today's session of
the Italian senat. was devotid to eu
logies of Venll, the composer, by the
piesldent ot the senate and Slgnor Sar
aeeo, the piemler.
"Thf death of Venll," said the pie
nilei. "ban caused unKetsal sorrow In
Italy, a soirow felt from the royal
palace to the lowliest cottage In the
capital and 110111 Itome to the hum
blest h. unlet In the country Th" gov
ernment joins In these sentiments."
Slgnor S.naeco announced that a
maible bust of the composer would be
placed in the senate chamber and that
an olllclal delegation would be sent to
attend the funcial, adding that unless
Vci ill's will dliected otherwise, the
fuuu.il be at the expense of the state.
" Pawnee Bill " Unable to Mako
"Lo" Consent to a Conference.
A War Dance in Progress
11 I.rlube Win- from Tli" VciociatrJ Press
ltrlstovv, I. T Jan. 27, Major O. .
Llllle, "Pawnee Hill," with a posse In
cluding Captain I'dmuiul Hairy of the
Cteek light hotsemen, United States
Maishals Dean, Hog.in nnd Chuicli
well, and Indlnn Police Kcyes, Howell
and Kaundeis, vlitcd the hostile
Creeks' ramping gtoiind, six miles ,
south ot thh place, at noon today.
The Indians were their, holding a I
big feast, nnd ictused the oillceis ad
mit tanee and declined to ronter with
them In any manner. Many of the
lull-bloods, who have been In thu habit
or wealing white man's nppaiel, were
dicsM'd In full Indian legalla. Thy
weie most bitter In their denunciation '
of the ninisluils who arrested Tom
Tiger, captain of the Insutgent light
hotj-emin, who left at dark In ehaige
of United States Marshals Dean, Hogan
and posse for Muskogee, as It is feiued
.111 attempt will be made dining the
night to release him If held bete. Lat
night forty-two citizens of litistow
watched the ptlsoners and about as
many more guaided the town. About
'1 o'clock this moinlng the welid chant
ol the Indian dance and beat of the
tom-tom weie plainly heatd by the
guaids on the south line of the town,
Otlthiie. i. T Jan. J7 Itepoits it
calved bete at the rutted States mar
shal's odlce today say that thu home
! of John Hat trim, a ranchman living
sixteen miles east of litistow, I. T..
was btnned b.v belligerent Snake In
dians last nlhht. A band ol thirty In
dims, nil chunk made a dmionstia
tlou Haiti. mi in deled thriii away.
This eni.iRed the Indians The band
lode away and Hatttmu, feailug vio
lence, moved his family to llristow.
Later his home mid all the bulldluu'S
on the pienilses weie lu Humes. The
leport cannot bo lontlimed If It Is
Hue It Is the 111 st oveit net committed
by the Cteek. (love 1 1101 Itaines to-
dav lecelved 11 thlid lcuiest fimn
Sh'illf Tllghiuan, of Lincoln county,
101 two militia companies. In his re-
quesi iiigiiman, a uoieu 1 mien ntaies
deputy marshal, says the people on the
Cieek biiundniv an almmed and that
a band 01 CieeUs are roaming over the
eounti.v di link and shooting piomlscu
By Unanimous Vote Ho will Con
tinue at Head of Mine Workers.
Hi I'xclolic Wire inmi Tin Vmh.UIiiI I'irh
Indlaiinpolls, Jan. 27 - -The tellers ap
pointed to count tho vote cast I'm na
tional ollleots at tho convention of the
United Mine WoiUcih of America, fin
ished the cativaH of the billots thin
iftoinoou and will repoit at the ses
sion tomorrow morning.
Ptei-Idcut Mitchell, Vice Piesldent
Lewis and Societal y-Tiensuier Wilson
weie elected by a IllliUllllioiiin vote lust
Tuesday, nnd Intersst now centers lu
the choice of the delegates for mem
beis of the national etfeutlvu board.
With one eM-eptlon. tho old members
have hem n -elected..
Henry W. Stovenson, of Uast Hank,
W Vn., Is the defeated candidate and
the (net of his defeat Is due to a feel
lug II. a I Hi anthiacito legion Is en
titled lo a larger idprcHeiitatlon upon
(1 . beard than It had last year am!
John Fahy. of Pottsvllle, Pa., president
ot thu unthraclto dlstiict No. H, Is the
neve 111 ei n be '1 lu board as It will
flnnd after Mi- leioit Is composed of
I'led Dlleher. of Nelsonvllle, Oluoi Wil
liam Pali lev, ot Piatt City. Ala.; Jos
eph P?ndleton, of Fort Smith, Aik.i
James HoBton. Sparta, 111.; Kdward
McKay, Versailles, Pa,, and George W.
Put cell, of Tim le Haute.
WU TING PANG
Fault Finders Answered in tlic
Course ot a Lecture on Gon-
fiiGlus and Menclus.
Throughout tho Chineso Empire tho
Name of Confucius Is Hold in
Oieater Venoration Than Ever,
Though 2400 Years Ilavo Passed
Since His Doath Reference to the
Injustico Unwittingly Dono by
Dr. Hoyt nnd Others.
Ml l!iliilit M'lh' fiom 'liu' Mniitul IV 1".
Philadelphia, Jan. 27. Wu Ting
rang, Chinese minister plenlpotentl.it y
to the t'nlted States. leplled to his
ciltles today In the course of a lecture
on "Confuclous and Menelus." dellv
eieil before the Society of Kthical Cul
tuie at Horticultural Hall. Kvety
awillahle Inch of both seating and
standing room was occupied by mi au
dience attracted by the piotest and
ciltlelsni t.ilsed by Minister Wu's 10
cept uttei.inces in New York city on
the subject of Chilstlanity, and which
listened with much Intel est to tho
speaker. The Chinese minister's state
ments were, however, extremely con
servative. S. Iiurns Weston, director of the
soelety, introduced Minister W11. who
"Twenty-four centuiles have rolled
by since Confucius walked this earth,
Ills Influence Is as great today among
his countrymen as it everc was be
fore. Never was his nnme held In
gi eater veneiation than It Is now.
Thtoitghout the length and breadth of
the Chinese emplte, eveiyvvheie are
temples erected In his memory. Every
school boy acknowledges him as the
supreme teacher of the Chinese race.
Ills spirit poivades a nation of four
hundred millions, and his word Is ic
cognized as law to the most august
emperor on the throne ns well as to
the meanest peasant of the plough.
Thus Is Contuclous enthioned in the
heatts ot his counttymen."
At the close of his address the
"T find that the addiess on Confu
cianism I delivered last month nt Car
negie hall. In New Yoik, has attaicted
a gicnt deal of attention. It Is a
soune of gratification to me tltat th
lemaiks made on that occasion have
elicited comments fiom the merlcan
press which are genet ally veiy favor
able nnd nlo oxpisslous ot apptovut
ft 0111 persons In dlfl'-Ment parts ot the
coitntiy. Hut on the other hand, t 1
have seen In the newspapers Mime ad
verso ciltlulsm on my address fiom a
number of clergymen Hut, 'rst o
false impression muj have g-me forth
lu tegiiid to that aidless, 1 take this
oppoittmlty to say a lew words about
it by way of explanation."
Minister Wu then quoted an estiact
from the sei rann on the llov. Dr. Wnj -land
Hoyt, of this city, on Sunday.
Due IK, In which the latter spoke of
LI Hung Chang's high It Unite to the
wont of the Chilstlan iVi-Mnn irles lu
China nnd asked whot reply the Chin
ese minister could mak
A Gross Injustice.
' Dr. Hoyt has done me though,
doubtless, unwittingly, a gioss iiijuc
tlce," continued Wit Ting Fang. "Since
lie wants a icpl. I have no hesitation
In giving him one. I endoise eveiy
wind that Kail LI hns said on tin
subject ol foielgn misslonailes as
cited by the doctor. To pi eve I am
Flneeie In what I say, I beg to lefei
the doctor to the address- I delivered
In December last, before the Ameii
can Academy of Political mil Social
Selene In Plilladeljihla on the 'Causei
of the rnpopulailtv of Foielgiieis lu
China.' I suppose the doctor had not
nail that addiess, or If he had lead
it lie has foi not tin It. In nnv ease, I
would not believe that an eminent dl
v Itie could be capable of putpo-sely
'Again, Dr. Hoyt and some other
cleigymen, fiom their nddi esses, seemed
1 to think that
charged all mission
; ailes with crying out for vengeance.
Lot mi lead Hie exact words 1 used.
1 .t,vo jm. ,.,u,niy H Christ's eom-
inand, nt nt this moment some Chils
tlan misslonailes ate crying out for
vengeance and bloodshed.' Note that I
used the vvonl 'some,'
"l um Inclined to think that the ie.1
son why some cluitlyuun nnd J am
glad to say that thete are not many
took offense at what I said In my ad
diess on Confucianism Is that I took
the llbeity of Instituting a compailson
between Confucianism nnd Chilstlan
ity, which they supposed was done to
tlm dlspaiagement of the latter. There
was certainly no Intention on my pirt
to make an attack upon Chilstlanity.
Sui ely It Is no discredit to say that
Christianity Is too high and elevated
for trail humanity and that all Chris
Hans arc not acting up to Its tenets.
Just as It Is no dlsgince to acknowl
edge that the Confuclanlsts In China
do not live up to the teachings of Con
fucius. "It seems stiaiiBe that some cleiey.
men should resent any attempt to com
pare Chrlstlunlly with other systems of
belief, while they themselves do not
seiuple to attack other lellgloin". In
other words, they do Ju.u what they do
not want otheis to do. Since my ad
diess on Confucius was delivered, I
have seen Confucianism condemneJ
rlsht ami left. It has been called a
failure, It hns been dubbed 'effete,'
'vogue,' 'unworthy of attention.' 'i of
ten to tho core.' 'tottering to Its full,'
and tho like. I do not, howuvei, quar
rel with those who upply such oppio
bilrius epithets to our creed. If Con
fucianism vv-eio as bad us Its ilatmct
01 s trv to muku It out to be, It Is
strange that nfter twenty-four cen
turies It should be ablu to count mill-
Ions and millions of people as Its .id
hcients. The noble and sublime teach
ings of Christianity need not fear
criticism, much less friendly compari
son. "1 believe that nil tellgiuns teach men
to be good. If every man would really
try lo act up to thu doctrines enjoined
by his religion, the world would bo far
better. It would be well If priests and
cleigymen nf every faith and creed
would do their best to promote this de
sirable end. Thus these words of Con
fucius will be fulfilled s 'Let us all live
In peace as brothers.' "
WITHOUT FORTS AND
Hon. R. R. Dobelli's Plan for tho
Completion of tho Nicaraugua
My i:clittttp Wire from Tlie AhocIjIimI l'rei.
New Yoik, Jan. 27 The Hon. P.. K.
Dobelll, a member of the Lautler
Canadian mlnlstiy, nrrlved on the Ht
lurln today. When told of the death of
Queen Vlctoila, he said:
"Her hlstoiy Is unique and her influ
ence does not die with her, but will
last lor geneiatlons. This lutlueuce is
eiy fai-uaclilng and It should have
the result of uniting all the HnglNh
speaking nations and peoples In the
closest bond of fiateinlty and ft lend
ship. Indeed. I think It will hne this
lesult and bring especially Aiueilcaus,
Canadians and Ihigllshmen into a
closer and wanner lelationshlp.
"If the United States would only be
a little mote generous, an ariaugement
might be ill-lived at by Which the I
t'nlted States. Kngland and Canada j TluMe xwlK :l Hmr srt,,. ul West
loiild Join in hulldlnrf nn International minster Abbey, whete all the stvlees
Xlcaiagua canal without fotts unl thtoitghout the day were attended bv
without soldiers. The absence of forts (.noinious eoitgreir.itlotis. The laiire ns-
and soldleiv on an Inlet national canal 1
at Nlc-aiana would be the best pos- j
slble guarantee of peace. In case It !
vveic thieatened bv foreign nations, the 1
combined tieets ot uiigjaini ami tno
Cnited States would Insute its de
PLANS FOR SECOND
Committees on Public Comfort Has
Complete Lists of Hotels aud
11,1 IacIimim IV In D0111 Tlie Awiciateil 1'icii
Washington, Jan. 27. Tho commit
tee having In charge the prepaintlons
Itn the second Inauguration of Presi
dent McKlnley have made systematic
and catcltil nrinngements the
comfort while here of many tliuiisand
vlsltot.s Th? committee 011 public
eomfott, of vvhlc h M. 1. Weller Is chair
nun, have divided the city Into lec
tions, and has secured a list of all ho
tels, houtdliig houses, private houses
and all, with their capacity and terms,
lor the Infoimnltnn of stiangcts desir
ing tuarleis. The committee author
izes the statement that while thcie
will be somewhat mote crowding than
visitors expect at onlluary seasons,
there will be no Incieasn in tlie pi lees
c barged lor entertainment. A corps of
sanitary experts have been employed
lo Inspect anil lepott upon all the
(iri'.U unlabels ()f leit.ts liuiulilng
about accommodations are being re
ceived each day and all ate atisweted
with a statement of location, char
acter of quartets and prices, besides a
map showing the exact situation of
the houses to which Inquirers aie re
fined ENGAGEMENTS IN
Kitchener Confln.ni Report That a
British Train with Troops nnd
Military Stores on Boatd
lb- rjuliiilic Win (rom Tlie Avodatf'l l'n-a
Londoii. Jan. 27. The war oillce has
received from thu commander in chief
In South Afiica a dispatch, dated Pre-
toila. Januaiy 2ii, leportlng numerous
engauemenlF. the following being tho
"Cunningham was engaged at Midclle
fonteln and Koppeifonteln yesterday
with Delarov's foico. Mablngton. while
moving not Hi fiom Venteisdorp, threat-
nod the enemy's Hunk, whereupon the
Iloeis retired west. Cunningham's cas-
unities weie iwo cuiicem wouuueu, iciur
men killed and thirty-seven wounded
"In the engagement nt Llehtenbutg,
Januaiy 17, some Yeomanry were cap-
tuied. These have slneo been released,
with the exception of a mnjor and three
men. No details aie .vet ut hand.
"Smlth-Doilen had n successful en
Biigeinuiit of five limits whllo on tho
miiich f 1 0111 Wondeifonteln to C.uo
linn, where the Hours hud lately been
concenti tiling. The enemy were In con
sldeiuble strength and held the liver,
but weie driven out. Our losses wero
one olllcer killed and two oillceis and
ihh teen men wounded."
Lord Kitchener confirms the icport
that n llrltlsh train with ttoops and
military stoten on boanl was waylaid
and cammed nt SHJkllJp, near Four
teen Sti earns, last Friday, hut says tho
Iloors tetlted on the arilval of the. ar
moied tniln sent In puisult.
Reduction in Tobacco Taxes
lly i:iclulvi Wlro Irom The Ai'oclatfil Prt.
II nan., .Ijii. 27. diivcrnor Orncral Wnl lias
Infnimnl Die inluiio ixpiirtir Unl tlie ali.
liiBtni! Kiiicniiiicni In ,ill'iccl bis (ictlllun Ut
a fllu ri nt rnlui tl n In Hn- txmt.itrn tu T lie
lailtiir el the expnrl tint has linn the mlijoct
i.( iiultjllon aiunnv tin tehuto intcint In
I ill 1 J tor a viar.
By I'vclii'bo IVIre Irom Tho ,oclari3 I'rew.
New oiV.. Jan. 2".- Villnilt Ia (!acoKnr,
II on, htiuiluiiiilon Vribtilt Noordlaml, r.tw
nil for .Vnluim (ami iTiHculdl). (Jurrrwtown
S tilt tl: I.ucannlj, Iron, Uiwul, Nor Vfc..
IN MEMORY OF
Special Services Are Held at the
Various Places ot Worship
ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT
King Edward nnd Queen Alexandra
and Other Royal Personages At-
tond Momorinl Sorvice at Whip
pingham Church Exercises in
Now York A Minister Criticieos
Mayor Van Wyck,
fly r.xcliKlie Wire fiom 111 4,ocbtol ftw,
London, Jan. 27. Today throughout
the kingdom all plucan of worship held
services In inemoiy of Queen Victoria.
At St. Paul's cathedral thetc was nn
unusual sticum. Hefoie !l o'clock lu
the mottling an enoi mous ciowd whol
ly atthed In black streamed from all
directions and by in o'clock It was
packed, Thousands tumble to obtain
admission stood vainly watting cm the
.steps and around listening to the low
organ slutltis and mullled peal. The
service began at half past ten. The
Most P.ev I-Ycdei iek Temple, primate
and archbishop of Canteibtn.
itMehid 11 most lonehlni? wimnn.
semblage lu th chapel loyal at St.
janies palace Ineluded Pilni-oss ned-
eilca. of Hanover, Prince Fianels, of
Teck, ,1 host of titled people, many
membeis of the cabinet and other dis
All the Uoinan Catholic nnd foielgn
churches In London 'held special mem
orial services The members of the
French embassy attended the French
chinch and very elaborate services
were held nt the chapel of the Kusslan
embassy by command of Hmperor
Kverywhere particular attention was
paid to the musical poitlon of the set
viee. At Lincoln's Inn chnpel Hrahm's
lequlem mass was perfoimed.
The venerable William McDonald
Sinclair, archdeacon of London and
canon of St Paul's cathedral, preached
a commemorate dlseouise nt Canter
Special .sermons wete preached in
St. (leorge's cathedral at Windsor.
everywhere cuthedtals and churches
weie draped and hung with mourning
emblems. Telegrams from the colonies
and from all the principal cities abtoad
where Drltlsh subpects lesldo report
memorial set vices. Sir Alfred Mllner
attended H13 service at tlie cathedral
In Cape Town
On tho Isle of Wight
Cowes, Jan 27. Lord Hobeits and
Mi. William St. John Hroderlck, ser
tetary of state for war, were pteser.l
at morning piayers In Whlpplnqlmm
chin eh at II o'clock. An hour Intel,
King I'd ward. Queen Alcxandta and
all Hie royal piisoiutges now nt Os
boine 11 rived at the chinch for the
memoilal set vice This was a simple
function, 1 he hymns being sung bv an
unsurpllced eholt of school children.
Sir alter Parian, pilvuiu oigmiht
to the late queen and organist to St.
CJeoige's (ii.i pel royal, Windsor, played
several funei.il exceipls. The Hlshop
ot Winchester, who was the ptencher
lor the occasion, delivered all elo
quent panegyi le upon Victoria, and
declined that lhnperor William's u
Hon in coming to her deathbed had
touched the he.uts of the Hiltlsh peo
ple and cemented the unity and filend
shlp of the two kindled nations'
Sorvices in New York
New York, Jan. 27. Many of the ser
mons clellveied at the various churches
In this city today were in memoiy of
the late Queen Victoria, and eulogls
tie of her chin acter. Several 1 hurdles
held legular memorial cieiclses. The
Itev. Dr. Morcan Dlv. of Trlnltv. de-
voUm) ,10 Kreater p.ut of his sermon
, ti)f t0 ciuecii, and the Itev. Dr.
fjc01Rl, u. Vandewater. of St. An-
,,lfu..K Protestant Hnlscon.il churcb.
,t,iVeicel a eulogy as a prelude to his
ttimnliiL' services. A number of otheis
devoted their entire seimons to e ulu-
glcs of the queen.
Itev. Dr. It. S. MneArthitr. of the
1 iH mi v IViiiIIhI chin eli. In ononlner bis
Kimnn. soveielv criticised Mayor Van
wyck lor refusing to half-mast the
naK on me city nail, saying,
1 .vtvv "ioik has been humiliated lu
' tiu. j,Bm of the civilized woild by the
iCfusal ot Its mayor to make olllclal
recognition ot the respect felt by all
truo citizens and pitilotlc Americans
for the queen."
STARVATION IN CHINA
Groat Distress in the Province o
Shan SI Thousands Have
lie l'.iliie Wire (win TI10 Awiclalcd luo.
Pekln, Jan. 27. Them has been gre'it
distiess In the provinco of Sliun SI,
owing to the famine) nnd thousands
have died. The court has oidoied ilco
rellel to be It sued In lurgo quantities.
A report touched tho foielgn envoys
that native Chilsti.ins suffering fiom
Hie (amine weio to be discriminated
against and to be punished If they
even begged for food. Mr. Conger, Sir
Krnest M. Satow and M. Plc-lion, the
United States, llrltlsh and Trench
ministers, protested to Prince Chlng
and LI Hung Chang ngalnst such dis
crimination and the court issued an
edict, duled csterdoy, ordcilng all
rtllef oltlclals mid Clilneto soldiers to
treat Christians uxuctly the same as
others throughout the empire, under
pennlty of decapitation.
The foreign envoys consider thh a
most Important decice, If It Is carried
TIIK NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather lnJlctlorn Today.
1 (initial Kaiser William U Honored by KltiR
w,u Tiir 1'iimr on t'oiiliulinbin.
I'rofminmc- o( Hie Wc-rk In Corunrw. ,
sen leu ThroiiKliiiut i:nlaiil In Mimory of
I'lirUmr Dead (writ,
2 (icnrial Cartwriilalf Drpartnirnt.
.1 Iic d Vimonn en Hie llrath ol Qucru Vk.
Mrntlnn ot Some Mi 11 ut t lie- llom.
Note and Comment
" I0r-.1l -Traction Coninnn and ll Men Agrtf.
Il.ittrll (je lli-atinr
il li.il--W(t Hound 11 unit Siiliiitlun
I'lnjiu Inl .mil IVmnnoni il,
I.rs d- LicWalllo Cniniiiillt-e on tin "KiiM"'
lllll C011M Not Airrro
l.lie News ot the luiliutilal W01M
DAMAGED BY FIRE
Many Congressmen and Other Guests
Havo Narrow Escapes from
Ilr i:vltiie Who (li'in 'I lie iJtcil I'ic-i
Washington, Jan. 27, Klie broke out
at half past two o'clock this moitilng
In a small loom on the Hist floor of the
old pint Ion ot the building 01 cupled by
Wlllard'ti hotel, and which adjoins the
new stittcture now in course of con
sit action The Haines were confined to
this 100111 and the halls immediately
adjoining The piopity loss will not
evced $." 0(10, but a half hundred
guests. Including several congtessnien
mid their wives weie badly frightened. I
All. however managed to escape In
,imi-i; in u-t .-.. nt-tu v- 1
sentatlve Ciuinpai ker, of Indiana, and
wife and sou. Itepiesentatlve Dover
nor. of West Virginia, and wife, and
Kcptesentntlvo Uohcttson, of Louisi
ana, and wife, all of whom were
brought down the flic escapes. Mr.
Dovenor had been III with the grip
for several weeks and had not been
outside the hotel for nine days. He
was hutless and vvoie scant appaiel
when rescued, Mr. ndwnrd 12. Miller,
of Hast St. Louis, the private secre-
taty, of Congiessmnn Kodenbcrg, of I
Illinois, who occupied a room on one of
the tops lloois, was moused by the
smoke and went fiom room to 100m,
almost (.lined with smoke, knocking
at the doors to arouse the guests. Ho
assisted In btluglug the wives of the
coiutressmen fiom their rooms to the
street. Otheis who were rescued in
clude Hdgar J. Gibson, the Washington
correspondent of the Philadelphia
Pi ess, who occupied a room on the top
tloor; .Ills brother, William 11. Gibson,
president of the I.lnd Waiohouse com
pany, of New York, and his wlte, and
S. C Wells, edltoi of the Philadelphia
Pi ess. Mrs Tiidei-wood. widow ot
Thomas I'nderwood, of Chicago, was
found half asphyxiated on the fouith
ll-oi She was it-moved to the Hbbltt
House anil qulcklv rallied
MINERS AROUSED BY
Kepoits from tho Convention of Uni
ted Mine Workeis Cause Much
Anxiety in the Valley
ll KvilUMIC Will' tlOlll III" V-HIIUKsl l'm.
Wilkes- Dane. Jan 27. The ro.il
.m ,. iiml xiliv.MM .( (Vila unntlnn
"l"lll"" """ """-" " r.........
weie much stltred up today by tl -' --" "'"'""' ' ""
leports sent out fiom IndlmiapolU disposed of duiltig Ihe Mk, U1.1t
tlrit the United Mine Wo,kc.. now w time remains will h 01 u 1
holding their national convention in
that city, hud decided to Invit- th"
opeiatois of the antn.-aeite , .',un to
meet their mlneni In confei.mi.. and
decide iinon n new wage sell which
would call for an advance . f t n per
cent over the wages paid tl pies
ent. Many think that this Is a nvetuiinei
of iiiiothei- stilke In the I1111.I 10.1l
legions, as tho operators wld .lot 1 on
sent to meet the mlneis in ronferi'ii -e.
A demand for a further Incroase In
wages would be sun to bilng about
11 lockout Neatly all the illstri t
leadeis ot the United Mill" Wnrkem
In the Wyoming Valley in Haw ill
, attendance at the Indlanapol's eotiveip
-limles Thaln, a dlsiile .iiganiei
was seen b the Associated Pi ess iep-
' lesentatlve tonight and shown the As-
j soi luted Ptcss dispatch from Indiana-
noils, giving an aceouui ol th' pio
ceedlngs ot the convention Sit m day.
"I believe the opeiatoiji will meet
the men In ennterence. Conditions me
different now than they vvi'C last full,
when the big coal strike v.-.u iid'-red.
Then the stiength of Hi? Illinois' or
ganization was unknown to the opeia
tors. Now they uio well nwnie tint
the men In the unlhtuelo iculon u-.e
just as well oiganlzed ts the mlneis
In the bituminous legion nnd tnat It
would be useless to kick against the
A lupreientutlve of one ut th big
coal companies, who declines to il
low his nurno to be used, su'd
"I don't believe the operant vlH
ever consent to meet the miner.' in
conference. A light was mil- on Hits
Issue lust fall and thu opiutotvi won.
The tulnern got an iueiease o.' vvvuos,
but tho union was not ree jgnl-. I. al
though President Mitchell d"aye I a
settlement of the ntrlke for two weeks
In the hope that It would be."
DEATHS OF A DAY.
shitiiftt.ln. Vi .lin 27.-I-1U Mi, i.. .1
ii.i,ii and nilllloium. ullrcsl co.il oiMtiM, dinl
tntli, anl W jtJrn,
Mlooi.a, .Irn. ST. -lolm Hmil. i- count con
ins.li.nor, 1II01I at liU home In tld city tndJ.v,
aged W car. lie WJ a vidian f tlio Civil
lail, J111. 27. -Mine. Pauline Cmln Cjro,
a will InoAii voman ol lettm and widow of
M, i:imc Caio, the crlcliratitl mint and mnn
Iwr of tlie French Acadiin, died toda, hlio
nat lorn In l&H.
THIS WEEK IN
ft Varictu ot Sublects That WiU
Gome Up Before the Senate
THE APPROPRIATION BILL
Tho Revenue Reduction Bill, the
Ship Subsidy Bill and the Phi
lippines Question Will Claim tha
Attention of tho Senate Th
House Also Likely to Bo Monop
olized by Appropriation Measures.
The Gold Bills'.
fly Kxiltwlvir Who from The A.oclatfil Pre.
Washington, Jan. 27. A variety ot
subjects. Including appropilutlon bills,
the levenuu 1 eduction bill, the ship
subsidy bill and to some extent thu
Philippine' question will claim the at
tntiou of the senate the coming week.
On Monday Mr. Tovvne will speak on
the piobleins Involved in the govern
ment of the Philippines. There Is
somewhat more thnn usual Interest In
this speech because not only of Mr.
, Tovvno's leputatlon as an orator and
the fact that It will be his only speech
I in the senate upon n political subject,
j but al-io because of Increased Intct
est In the Philippine question aroused
by the piesldent's lequest oC the sen
ate tor early legislation on this sub-
Imil Tl ftrifu not iintiimi' nrnlnblo llml
, -uinnpo,,,,, atoi's sneech will
ca nt ther speeches imeindlately
........ . lU mil, pUi. linenuse even sena-
tors who would like to see legislation
dining this session admit 'that delay
may ensue. Still, straggling refei
ences' to the subject are not Improba
ble nt any time dining the icmalndcr
of the session.
Senator Aldileh, chairman of the fi
nance committee, has given notice
thnt ho will i(sk the senate to take up
the w-iir revenue bill rally In the vveel.-.
The understanding Is that he will
pi ess that question to the exclusion
I of 'all other bills, e-ccopt npproprln
I Hon bills. Helng a revenue measure
lit will take piecedence of other ques
tions under the senate rules. While
there Is no leal opposition to the win
levenue bill It appeals probable that
theiv will be some discussion of It 11a
an easy means of delnylng considera
tion of the subsidy bill.
If tbeie is opportunity, the ship sub
sidy bill will be taken up, but It Is
not expected that anything more dc
Unite will occur In this connection dur
ing the present week than the making
of speeches. The Indian appiopi lo
tion bill will continue to receive atten-
! tlou Monday niter the conclusion ot
Mr. Tovvno's speech.
In the House.
The week in the house Is likely to ln
monopolized by appropriation bills.
Seven of the fourteen geneial appro
pi latlon have already passed the house,
namely the legislative, executive anil
Judicial, pension, military academy.
Indian, naval, liver and h.ubor and
District of Columbia bills. Three oth
ers, the postolllce, agricultural and for
tification bills, have been leportecl ti
the house, and the lemalulng font, thu
army, eonsulur and diplomatic, sundry
civil and general deficiency, are still ill
Hie committees having them In ehaige
The three reported to the house, and
the consular and diplomatic, which is
..,,. ,,.1 r, 111 K
Willi Hie "111 IU I'liiiiuiir uiu iiiitiuv.t
of tin levenue cutter service, which
has been mudo n continuing special
oider. not, however, to Interfete with
appiopi latlon bills. The postolllce ap-
j "I" ' ' '. " .. ' . " " '" .
.i .i... ft. til 1.4 Ilia.! 4 Iwk tit ikIa
toe ucctitltiii til iiiui;i uvuu.', .,,, .,,..
questions lalsjd hy thu leport ot the
joint postal commission ate likely tu
be dragged Into the menu.
An elfort will undoubtedly be made,
to continue the pneumatic! tube set vice,
which were eliminated from the bill,
and the piobublllty will bo tho usual
light on tho iipptopriutlons for special
mull facilities. It may be that in th
course of a week of special rule will bo
hi ought In for the consideration ot
one of the gold bills 1 eported by the
eolnngo weights and measures and
bunking and currency committees,
both of which liro snuggling for pre
cedence In connection with this leg
islation. Hut the committees on rules,
to which tho commltteo appealed yes
teiday, has not yet como to uny con
clusion nnd tho gold bill's placo In tho
week's piogiuinme remains pioblemntU
BIO FIRE AT PITTSTON.
Gasoline Lamp Exnlodes in a Milli-
11 llxcla-bt Wirs Irom Tlio Associated Tttu.
Uilktttllmv, Jjn. 27.- t 2 oVlot-V. till
mc'inlne tin fTploion of 1 pawllne lamp in
Vtirti'iiiaiiM inllllnrry stole, I'ltWon, set lire lo
I In. Imllilliik' llflori the- tiii'iurn ut lonlrul trr
Moid unl It contents ucii- ciilirclv tlestioyrd,
'Iwo ailjolnliia; Imtlilins veu ludlj tliniaifeil,
Mills Resumo Work
11 )'.ulu!vo Wire from The soclatid Pi cm.
Vow ( .utli', I'll., .Ian. 27. The rill, wire anil
lo-l inllN of Hits fit, i-onliolled by the Amr
Iran htcil and Wlie coiiipiiiv Ime lecelved or
iln In ifoiiiuo work u toon a poiwlhle and a
furie o( nun wji put In wnik ittetday getting
the thico ilant Into imdhif.' lor the rmuraii
Hon ot oKiatlon, Oier S(1 men are cmploynt
In (lie Hint c-onicrnj wliltli luvo been Idle allien
the iniddlo of IJt April.
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Wanhlngton, Jan. ST. Korrrart for eatt
ern l'inn..banU: Tlirralenlno; weath.
ir wllli tilu or mow, probably north
vtoltrl wind', linrr.i-lii'f In Inhk and
IiIkIi, wllli erniMoiul calisi Tiievday
pllilulll- I ll'.UIII.'.
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