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SCRANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1001.
BILL IN HOUSE
Reported Irom the Senate and Rc
Terred to the Committee on
TO BE MADE TODAY
It Is Thought tho Measure Will Pass
First Bending Today and Come Up
for Second Beading Tomorrow.
Allegheny Protests Against Some
of tho Scranton Concessions Tho
Executive Head of Allegheny City
Will Attempt to Secure a Eevislon.
The Kennedy Act Now a Law.
ciil fieim a 'lad C orrejp.mdont
Harrlsburg, Feb. 14. Tim Aluohl
bronnup bill win reported to the house
today from tho senate unU referred to
1 lit committee on municipal uffulrs.
The committee met this afternoon and
(iftcp a brief scsson decided to it-iioit
It favorably to the house, tomorrow,
Tho bill will likely pass first read
ing tomorrow and. come up for second
lending Friday. That attempts will be
made to umend It In certain, and that
It will be amended Is about enually
In the committee meeting today, Mr.
Jlrnderhon and Mr. Kapp, both Quny
lt"s of Allegheny, opposed reporting
the bill until an opportunity had been
given them to amend it, and Mr. NIs
l't, of Pittsburg, an Insurgent, fought
to have the bill negatived. The com
mute c 1m overwhelmingly t-tulwail and
the objections In consequence went for
I'halriuiin Caldwell, of T'hlladclphla,
said at the doe of the committee
meeting thai even though tho provis
ions of tho bill are not to be changed
II. must necossaiily be subjected to
amendment, as It Is technically faulty
In several respects and Its verbiage
does not parse In many instance, par
ticularly where, by neglect, the won!
"mayor" was allowed to stund In sev
eral el a uses.
The Pittsburg chamber of commerce.
AV. V. I Sogers, the framer of the bill,
and the Allegheny city olllclals aio !
protesting vigorously against some of
'he Si-runion concessions. Director of
Public Safety John It. Murphy, the
virtual executive head of Allegheny
City, Is here to mcuu n revision of tho
most recent amendments.
The lenders fop the opposing sides In
the house have not yet been selected.
It is thought, however, that Represen
fitive Harry Hall will direct affairs
fur the Insurgents.
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR.
Kennedy Act Bepealer and Bond
Validating Bills Ate Now Laws.
"P' fill IrC'in i Mart ( mri ondriil.
Hurjisbiiig, Feb. II. Governor
Stone today lr.iiitiulucd ii the henuto
notice of his having .signed the bill
repealing the Kennedy rchool act and
validating the Scranton bond Issue.
Tho repeal of the Kennedy net leave.j
Scranton with no alternative but to
legulato its school affairs under the
The Kennedy act was devised for
the government of school districts in '
second -class cltl"f. Tt wan attacked i
in the courts, and tho supieme court
declared it unconi-'tlHUional on the
ground that cities could not be classl- '
lied for any except municipal pur
poses. In tho recent Gilllpnn case from
I'ittston the supreme court went coun
ter fr Its former uillng by refusing
to sustain nn attack on tho act of 1J.71
which i.t .devised for cities of the '
third clues'. I
The repeal of the Kennedy net was
rlfccted by the present school directors
of Sernnton. who teared that ns long
as It wus allowed to remain on tin
statute books them was danger of
some ono looking It up und having
the supreme couit tehabllllute It by
applying It to the decision In the 011
llgun case. T. J. Duffy.
Tho Effoit in Interest of Election
frpcxl.il horn a Start Correspondent.
Harrlshurg, Feb. 14. In the houso
today, Mr. Reueom, of Westmoreland,
Introduced a bill to amend Senator
'Vnughan's amendment to tho Act of
1S74, relating to election contests.
Tho Vaughan amendment provides
that witnesses whoso votes are shown
to bo Illegal shall receive no fees or
mileage; that It the contestant falls
to establish his right to tho olllce, the
signers of his petition shall bo Jointly
and severally llablo for all the costH;
that tho petitioners shall glvo bond for
tho costs within ten days after tho
petition Is presented; that In contests
fop ofllccH In which tho Incumbent's
Jurisdiction extends over tho state, If
the court decrees that tho complaint Is
without probable cause, tho petitioners
shall be liable.
Tho amendment submitted by Mr.
Ueacom reads ns follows: "Piovlded,
however, that In any contest com
menced before the passage of this
amendment, liability for the exists, and
the manner In which, and the poisons
by whom the same shall bo paid, shall
be determined 'by the law as It stood
at the time such contest was Insti
tuted." The typewritten copies of the bill
presented by Mr. Ueacom are encased
In wrappers beating a manufacturer's
label reading, "It. K. Prendergast, 107
Washington avenue, Scranton, Pa."
Two drafts of bills, from two differ
ent sources, which If enacted would
saddle the Langbtuff-Kelly election
contest costs on the county, were re
ceived here some tltne ugo, but, It Is
understood, none of the Lackawanna
legislator would consent to father
either of them, and they were returned.
Attorneys for the Lnngstaff petition
ers who, under Judge Archbald's de
cision In the Klghth watd contest, will
be liable for the $100,000 costs, trans
mitted the drafts.
To Double Inspection Districts.
Tho bill Introduced by Mr. Garner,
of Schuylkill county, nt tho request
of the Hutted Mine Wotkers, to double
the number of Inspection districts and
cut the Inspector's salary from $3,000
to $2,000, wn reported favorably from
the committee on mines and mining.
The bill will meet with opposition be
cause of the fact thut It essays to cut
the salarlev of tho present Inspectors.
The Mine Workers are being freely
criticised for asking to have a reduc
tion made In the pay of the men to
whom they look for protection against
caielessncss on the part of the oper
ators, Resides being Impolitic, It Is
pointed out that It is Inconsistent
With the policy of the Mine Wot Iter,
who recently struggled so hard for
a fifty per cent, increase In their own
(Continues! cu Pair. :!.
There Will Bo No Contest Between
Jeffries nnd Buhlin in Cincin
nati No Need for Troops.
11 Kxclusire Wire from The Associated Press.
Cincinnati, Feb. 14.--There will bo
no contest between Jeffries and Ruh
lln. or any one else. In Saengorfest
hall in this city tomorrow night, and
no other date has been fixed fop the
event. Neither will there be any mo
bilization of tioops outside of ithe
hall or anywhere else tomorrow night
or any other lime In this city to keep
.leifries and Kuhliu from meeting
there. The lyermanent Injunction Is
sued by Judge Holllster today against
tho proposed championship contest to
morrow night or at any time has
caused the Indefinite postponement of
the arransements of tho btate and
county authorities, ns well as of the
promoters of the contest. Those who
have been opposing the fight are very
iu'jllant, and the promoters are cor
respondingly depressed over the de
velopments today. Some of the visit
ing sporting editors left tonight, while
otheis enjoyed a social session with
Rrady, Cook, Jeffries, Delaney and
others from the Jeffries training quar
ters, who came Into the city to met
them. Others met Madden, Iluhlin,
Martin and their companions at the
Country club. Jeffries and Ruhlln
still maintain their quarters, but they
are not doing much training, and both
expect to leave for their respective
engagements next Saturday night and
to till their dates on the road next.
After appearing at Columbus next
Saturday, Jeffries will bo here next
week with his theatrical company,
nnd afterwards proceed with It on tho
Jt Is reported that the question of
tin- $."j,u00 forfeit was under consider
ntlon this afternoon and that this was
the Diinclpul enuse of the adjourn
ment until tomorrow afternoon with
out definite action, or at least without
any speclllc announcement of the
event being postponed to any given
date or docketed off.
The caso.s against Jeffries nnd Iluh
lin, charged with training for a prize
light, were to have been heard this
Piosecutlng Attorney Hoffhelmer
says he will drop them If the defend
ants shall abide by the Injunction
without appeal, and this announce
ment Is said to have been under con
sideration during tho afternoon con
vention. While no such definite Information
was received from tho promoters to
night as wus expected, yet it Is be
lieved to 'be due to some controversy
over tho forfeit and not to any aues
tlon regarding the Injunction. Tbe pro
moters announced that they would
abide by the decree of the court ab
solutely. Mayor Flelschmann, who
granted n penult for the contest, was
In communication with the governor
during the afternoon, and afterward
stated to the press that he would offer
the wholo police force of Cincinnati to
the sheriff, as the officer of the court,
If there was any attempt whatever to
disregard the Injunction,
"There Is nothing in tho situation
Justifying the presence of troops," said
he. "The action of the court practic
ally l evokes my license for u boxing
contest. Tho men who were interested
In the affair nre all law-abiding citi
zens and will not attempt to glvo the
contest In violation of tho Injunction.
In tho face of tills decree there is no
possibility of the fight taking place."
ODDITY IN STEEL MABKETS.
By Eiclushe Wire from The Associated Ttm.
I'itUliiiiv. IVl.. II. 'flit; pant nitk lias wit
hc-A- h miriikable oddity In tho stet I market'.
C'ciHuii't'ik halo been bCKRlnir, for uteel billets
ami offi'ilng premiums un the price Mt by the
billet poul. ThU .limllon is '.trance In tint
the pools usually place prlcei higher than con.
miners nre willing to pay. The pool prle no.v
In ll'.'j. Put the odds nre ao Kieat tint the mills
eannot lerp pare nnd In (.onie cases $1 a ton
1ms hern paid in ewn tor prompt deliveries.
The pool Intended In increase prices Ut ncV
but delated action on account of the Carnegie
Child Accidentally Shot.
jty Utelujive Wire from The Associated Pins.
flutler. P., 1'tb. 14, Warren Anutronir, the
S-jcai-old aon of Junii'i Armstrong-, wat killed
this afternoon by peine shot throueli the head ly
a lmllet from a leiolier In the hand, of his 0-ycni-old
brother or his Sjear-uli' cousin. Tho
ihlldun found the rciolver In a diawer and were
plniliiK with It when it was accidentally d!v
The First Speech of Edward VII to
the Peers and Commons.
PURPOSE OF THE KING
The 'New Monarch Says He Desires
to Walk in Footsteps of His
Mother Measures to End Boer
War Equal Bights to All Whites
in Burgher States Promised After
Pacification Tho Chinese Settle
mentDuke of York's Tour.
Cy Excluslto Wire from The Associated Press.
London, Feb. 14. King Kdwurd VII
today in person opened tho first parlia
ment of his reign. He was accompa
nied to the house of lords by the tiueen
consort. Ills speech wus as follows:
My I orels and (,'cntlemcn I addris, ou for the
Hint lime at a moment of nation il roirow, Vilun
the whole country li tnournini; thu lrrcur..bta
lu"i we have fi leccntly nutalmd, and which
lia fjllin with pei Hilar -eirlty en i,iy-lf, My
Leluteil imithir durlnc hir long nw! kIoiIuih
reign has mt an example Ik cue the ujrld if
what a monarch should be. It Is my c.irnot
desire to walk in her footMeiw.
Amid this public and pmr.tc strict It in (it
fifactory to me to be able to .isiire )ou that my
relations with the other powers conllnii" frlenJI.
Progress of Boer War.
The war in Sonlli Anita M iwl yet ititudj
teimlnated, but the capitals of the .neniy ind
his prlnHpal lines of communlcilloii me In my
poeIon, and meaiures heie ten take.i which
will, 1 trust, cn.iblo my troops to deal cITertuJlv
with tho fortes by which they are mil op
posed. I ftrcatly rfcrc-t the lof of life and expendi
ture of treasure due to, the fieltless guerrilla
warfre maintained by Uoer pirtians in the ter
mer territories of the two repibllii. flieir eaily
submission U bine Is to be desired In th.-ir own
interests, as until It takes plsm It will be im
pnmible for me to cstabll-h m thoe colonies the
institutions which will foiur.- the ccjiul r.VMs
of all the white Inhabitants and prelection and
justice for the nitlvc ivopulatlon.
The Chinese Settlement..
The capture of Pckin by the allied foices and
the hippy release of tlioc who wer-- bcIe?ed
in the leRtt Ions results to i.lilih my Indhn
trcKips and inv naial forces lantcly contritnitcd
have been followed by the submission of the
Chinese poiernment to the deinai.ds Inlvtcd en
by the powers. NcK0ti.it Ions nie piotccdiiiR re
Kardlnic the manner in which compllanco with
these demands may be effected.
The establishment of the Au.-tr.dian common
wealth was proclaimed at Sydney January 1 with
manifestations of popular cnlbuxlinu and re
joicing. My deeply beloied and lamented molhir
had Aventcd to the tlslt of the Duke of Coin
wall and York to rncn the fut parliament of
the new commonwealth In her name. A sop.in
th.n fioni my fin, especially at tuch a moment,
cnunot be ntherwUo than deeply puintul, but I
etill delre tu rIvc effect to her late majesty's
wiidics, nnd as eildcme of her inteiest, as well
as my own, in all that concerns the welfare of
my subjects beyond th; seas, I hue decided that
the x-lslt to Australia shall not be abandon vl,
und sh.'ll be extended to New Zealand and tho
Dominlou of Canida.
The prolongation of tho hostilities in South
Africa has led me to make a further call on the
patriotism and deletion of Canada and Aus
tralasia. I rejoica that my lequct his met
with a prompt and loyal response and liriee .id.
dltlonnl contingents from those colonies will cm
bail: for tho wat ot war at an early date.
The Ashanti Bevolt.
The expedition organised for the suppicsjlon
of the rebellion in Ahantl was crowned with
iiltrnal success. The endurance and gallantry of
my natiii! troops, ably commanded by Sir James
Wlllcotka and led by llrltlsli officers, have over
erne both the stubborn resistance of the most
warlike tribes of Wert Africa and the execp
s for. it dilflcullirs of the climate and the ."J-on
of the country in which tho operations were
conducted. The garrison at Coomassie, which
was besieged by ths enemy, xias lclkied afur a
prolonjtiil and gallant defena. The principal
hint's Mirrcndtrcd, und the chief Impediment
to this rich portion of my West Africa pewsesi
ioiu Iim now, 1 hope, bcn finally removed.
Suffering in India.
The suffering and mortality caused by the pio
longed drought in a l.irr;o portion ot my Indian
empire haxe been grealy nlleihlcd by a season
able rainfall, but 1 rigrct to add that In parts
of tlm Ifombay presiJency distress ot a serious
ihnracter still continues, which my officers are
using eiery endeaior tu mitigate.
elentlemen of the House of Commons Tin es
timates for the year v-ill be laid before you.
Kury care has been taken to limit their amount,
but the naial and military requirements of the
country, and especially the outlay consequent
upon tin Sou'h African war, li is Involve 1 an
The demise of the crown rcndois it necessary
that renewed provisions shall lie made for the
civil list. I place unreservedly at your djpmal
those hercdltaiy revenues ulilcli were 1.0 placed
by my predecessor, ami I have commanded
that Ihe pitpein netctsary for a full consideration
of the subject shall be laid before you,
My I.oiels and (ientlemcn Proposals will he
submitted to your juiltrmrnt for Increasing (he
efficiency of my military forces.
Certain changes in the constitution of the
court of final appeal art rendered nccrssaiy in
LCiMcqucnee of the increased resort to It, utile li
has mulled fiom the expinsinn of thu empire
during the last two generations.
legislation xvlll be proposer! to .sou for the
amendment of tho law ulatlng to education,
Legislation for Ireland,
legislation has been prepared, ami, If the
time at jour disposal pioves to be aileiiuaie, It
will be lild before jou for the purpose of reg
ulating tho xcdunlaiy sale by landlords tu oc
cupying tenants In Ireland! feir amending and
consolidating tho factory anel workshops aeisj
for the better administration of the law respeit
Ing lunatics, for.ainendlng the public health nets
in regard to xvattr supply; for the pretention of
drunkenness in llccnseel houses and public places,
and tor amending the law of literary copyright,
I pray that Alndtihty Ooel may continue' to
guldii you in the coneluct of your deliberations
and that Ho may bless them with success.
Immediately after the king's speech
had been concluded the members of the
commons withdrew and their majes
ties returned to Ilucklnijham I'aluce.
Both houses of parliament then nd
Jonrned until 4 o'clock, when tho
speech from tho throne was dlscursed.
The king nnd queen, on their return
from parliament, received nn owitlon
In tho street. Halconles and even the
roofs were crowded with people, who
cheered and waved their hat. and
hundkerchlefs. The king and queon
bowed repeatedly In acknowledgement
of the demonstration.
When the houso of lords reconvened
Karl Iloberts made tho customary mo
tion ot reply to the speech from tho
Tho oath KIiik Edward took was the
"no popery oath," Imposed by the bjll
of rights and the act of settlement of
the time ot Chailes II,
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the
Liberal leader, after wishing1 tho king
and rpleen might have a Ion und
'happy relfrn. took up the political pnr
iiKraphs of the speech from the throne.
He askeel tho house to face the facts
In connection with the war. They
must not shut their eyes to the trravl
ty of the situation In South Africa,
lie paid ti warm tribute to tho army,
B.tylnK he thought thero was no reaion
to withhold the fullest ccmlldencu from
the generals In the field.
Mr. A. .1. llalfour, the government
leader, followed. Heferrlnij to tho
ciucstlon raised by Sir Henry Camp-bell-liannernuiit
ns to tho misconduct
of tho allied troops In China, he de
I'lnreil that tho behavior o iho British
troops thero hail been exemplary, lie
uilmltted that the government had not
foreseen that the leaders of the Boxers
would be "so ill-advised In their own
Interest und the Interest of their largo
country as to continue the strmrglc."
The government, he sale', n.tei c-.-reeded
Lord Kitchener's demands rath
er than fallen short of them adding
that the Boer leaders "know perfectly
their perrons nnd property would be
respected and equal rights granted to
.Mr. William ltedmond, Nationalist
member from Kast Chile. trotosr-n
against the war, declaring that he i
would only believe In colonial support
of It when tho Australian unit Do
minion parliaments had voteJ 1,000,000
pounds each to carry It on.
DECISIONS BY THE
Opinions Handed Down Previous to
Adjournment, to Meet at Harris
burg on March 12.
Py I'.Tclu'ivo Wiic from This Aocl.ttcd Press.
Willlamsport, Fob. 14. Tho Superior
e'ouit of Pennsylvania, which has been
In session In the Federal bu'ldlng, this
city, hlnce Tuesday, ii.ljourned this af
ternoon to meet in HurrlHbiL' Jlarch
11'. The fo'lowlng opinion.' wens hand
eel down and eirderj were made.
P.r curiam: Thorn is Jlitilu.ll s. Jilts hell
Kearin, etc.; appetl from decree, ( P. I.tizemo
count). Atlinneil. Mitchell Kiains, it. al.,
tctiool directors nnd the Anurlcin Hook company,
nppi'll iiiIh. appeal from unler of ft P. I.u.einc
county; uffnnied. llcrouieh vv Postat TeleRraph
and fable eompanv, uppi'al from jiidguunt nf ft
P. Lackawanna coiity; ilflnned. In re: Town.
hhlp of Coal, (. .. I.uccine; elecree reereel.
( oinmonucalth in. lle.de. Q. .raiekaiiaiiiia
runty; advanced to llrrlUur(; Marili 12, Spelt
uan i.. Scranton, roiili'iued until March term.
Ity lllec, P. .I.i Kelly . Dnnnell), Lackt
v.anua; ilceree lcsncd. Knoblen .. Knebcc,
('. P. Ilr.uliord: jnilemei.t alrlrmed.
lly Heater, J.: WilLesdlaiie t. Stewart, C.
P. l.uerno count; elccrie nlfliined. Carey .
Sshaller, C. P. I.wcrne county; eleerce reversed.
Ilajleir . Stephens, (!. P. Lackawanna; judg
ment affirmed. Itrplogle s. rrothlnsham, ft P.
Lackawanna county; judgment affirmed; Keller
. Sheridan, (.'. P. Lackawanna; eiccro uf
llimcel. lly William W. Porter: Phelps it al. ss. Hums,
C. P. l.uzernc county; order affirmed.
He Earnestly Urges That the Thanks
of Congress Be Tendered Admiral
Sampson and Crews.
Vy Eclulie Wire from The Associated I'rMs.
Washington, Feb. II. President Me
Klnley today sent a message to Con
Kress, urBlnp that the thanks of con
gress bo tendered to Admiral Sump
son for his work during: the Spanish
American war as commander of the
naval force of the North Atlantic
seiuadron. Tho message Is ns fol
iIowh: During our recent w.ir with Spain the United
State naial force on the North Atlantic station
waj chaiKcd with varied and important duties,
chief anion? which were the maintenance of the
blockade ot Cuba, incline- tho army iu landing
tioops and in tubseiucnt operation und tur
tle ularly iu the pursuit, blockade and elesiruitlon
of the Spanlali squadron under Admlial Ccmri.
This naial campaliru embracing ol'jeeti of wide
6COpo nnd Riave rcponilliilitiei was conducted
with Rii'at ability en the pirt of the cotrmander-In-chief
.mil of the offeem an enlisted men uuler
Ids command. It culminated In the annihilation
of the Spanish fleet In the battle of July 3, 1!S,
one of the most memoiablii enifaimentet In Ids
tory, Ihe result of this battle was the fleeing of our
Atlantic coast from the possibilities to which It
had been rxpoKil from Admiral Ccnera'H rtest
and tho teiminatlon of the war upon the teas.
recommend that, follow Ins our national p-ete-denis,
especially that in the ca-e eif Admiral
Dewey nnd the Al.itlo t,riiadreiii the thauus of
on$rrvs be Klien to Hear Aumlral William T.
Sampson, Uuiteel States naiy, nnd to the olilcirs
and men under his rommind, for highly ills
InsuWied i undue t in comllct with the enemy and
in carrjinif eiu the bleiek.ule and nasal campaign
on the Cuban lOJit, retultlnj in the destruction
of the SpanWi fleet at Santiago de Cuba, Julv 3,
(Ml!iieel) William JUKiidey.
Grip Causes Suicide,
He i:clulie Wire from The .Wclated Prei".
Wllliamioil, Pa., Feb, II. Henry Lublch,
of KeniMha, Wis., foreman in the saddlery noika
hcic, while surTeilntf fiom the lifter effects of
Kiip, committed mlciile in his hotel this cveninsr,
He ued a I jut, hcuilnic alt the nrleilca In his
lift wri.t. Then bint; on the floor, placing Ida
chlu in a hti ip Muepended from the bed, he
elrew tho larnr aeiOfS his Mietihcd neik, Kneiing
the wind pipe. Ills family re-eldc In Kciinihn,
Colonel Quffey a Director.
Ply L'icliulio Wire fiom Tho Auoclaled Press.
Philadelphia, Keb. II. 1'oloml James M Cut
fey, of I'itwbuii:, l'a., number of the Demo
cratic, national committee, vai tcday elected a
dlieetor ot tins Security Tract and Insurance
company of this city. I'minir (loiemor Pattl
son Is president of the company,
Mrs. Stoddard Divorced,
fly KxcluJie Wire fiom The AModited Press,
Cambridge, Mass., l'eb. H.--Maiy A. hlod.
lard w.ii pri anted a dlioiee from John L. fetod.
ibid, the lecturer, today on the giound ot deter.'
Hon. Un chcri the tuetody of their minor
en. stodjartl did not contest the case
Extreme Gold Weather Has a Stlmu
latino Effect on the Anthra
cite Goal Trade.
THE RAILROADS BLOCKED
Trains on the Erie, Delaware and
Hudson, Lehigh Valley and Other
Roads Passenger Train on the
Montrose Railroad Travels Fifty
five Miles in Five Hours Fierce
Winds Piling Snowdrifts iu
Wayne and Susquehanna Counties.
By i:.xcliilic Wire from The Associated Trees.
Philadelphia, Feb. 14. Tho extreme
cold weather of the past few days has
hud u stimulating- effect upon the
nnthrac:lle coal trade, and at the sanii
time has retarded nroducllon. This
(a flltA In Kn In.. n1,.iiHii.tln. ...l.t.l. ...
' Prevented Uie prompt unloading ot
coal cars at tidewater shipping points,
unu n consequent tie-up of coal cars.
The Heading C dal company has been
ouiiBeci to suspenii operations at a
number of Its collieries owlnir to an ln-
I stiillclent number of cars to move the
coal from the breakers. Today eleven
of the company's thlrty-nlno rolllerles
were Idle, together with a number of
washerles. An oillclnl of tho Iteadins
company said today that owing to tho
Ice pack In the Delawnre river It Is
almost Impossible to move any op the
Susquehanna, Pa., Feb. 14. A bliz
zard that has continued for three days
Is prevailing throughout this section.
Trains on tho "Crlc railroad and th
Pelawnrc nnd Hudson railroad are
running very lute.
Between Susquehanna, nnd farbon
lolo several trains on the Jefferson
ellvlslons of the Erie road have been
Mtnlleel by huge snow drifts. Tratni
on tho Lnckawuuna hrnprh between
Alford and Montrose are runnlnp sev
eral hours late. Turnpikes are Im
passable and mall carriers cannot
make their trips. Illsh windi hav
prevailed for four days.
Snow Drifts Increasing.
Honesdule, Pa., Feb. 14. For three
days n fierce wind has been blowing
from tho northwest, piling the snow
Into drifts several feet deep. Many of
the roads art; blocked. Tho malls car
tied by stage on the Pleasant moun
tain. Itlleyvllle, Beech laku and Olrd
land routes failed to muke their dally
trips. Trains are delayed on the Dela
ware and Hudson and Erie railroads.
The cold has been Intenbo for nearly
ten days. A sleighing fmrty on Tues
day night rescued a man In a snow
drift who had been oveicome with
Townnda. Pa., Feb. 14. The Lehigh
Valley railroad has suffered severely
from drifting snow In this section, the
Montrose branch being closed up and
the Ithaca branch trains running from
ono to eleven hours late. The Elmlra
und Cortland divisions are Impeded by
heavy snow north and east of Cort
land and near Elmlra, whllo the Mid
dlesex valley and the Wlllard branch
were completely tied up yesterday. The
main line has been kept In fairly good
shape, trains not using the branch
lines being not over ono hour late.
A passenger train on the Montrose
branch took fifty-five hours to make
the round trip from Tunkhannock,
fifty-five miles In all, but as the train
could not get over half a mile away
from a furm house at any time, none
of the passengers suffered.
TO ADVANCE THE
Tho President Urges That tho Same
Recognition That Dewey and Of
ficers Received Be Extended
the Heroes of Santiago.
Uy Uxclushe Wire from The Associated Pros.
Washington, Feb. 14. Tho President
today sent the following nominations
to the senate:
Navy Rear admirals to bo advanced
In rank from the 11th day of February,
1901: W. T. Sampson, five numbers, to
take rank next after Hear Admiral
John A. Howell: WInfleld Scott Schley,
three numbers, to take rank next af'er
Hear Admiral Sampson when ad
vanced. Captains to be advanced In
rank from February 11th, 1901: Rob
ley D. F.vnns, live numbers and tc ha
a rear admiral; Henry C. Taylor, five
numbers, nnd to bo a ear admiral;
Francis A.Cook, flvo numbers; Charles
13. Clark, six numbers; Charles D.
Slgsbee, three numbers; French H.
Chadwlck, five numbers, John J, Hun
ker, two numbers.
The president also mnt a special
message to congress urging that the
same recognition that has been given
Dewey and his olllcers nnd men for
his services in Manila ba$' should be
given Sampson, commander of tha
North Atlantic) fleet, and his men for
services In and about Cuba.
Dinner at White House.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Avoclatcd Pi mi.
Washington, Keb. It. Prctlelent and Mrs. Me.
lilnley gaso a dinner at the svl.lto houtu to
night in honor of the members of the diplomatic
cup. It w-ai. the fint social function iflven by
the president tliice Ids convnlcrcenic from the at
tack of tho trip.
Increase for Trainmen.
By EirliuWe Wire from The Associated Treu.
Hazleton, 1'eb. II. The trainmen emplojel on
the Delaware, Kusquchanna and Schuylkill rail,
rad who recently presented a demand for hluher
wages wera notified today that they would here
after recetse the fame rate of wages as paid nn
the Lchliih Valley railroad. This Is in tho na.
1 turn of an Incres.e.
TUB NEWS THIS MORNING.
Wttather Indication Today,
rAiit. HI8INQ reuPEKurunm.
1 (leneral Muclilhrotmer Hill Now llefore tho
KlnB Kelts ard VII to the Commons.
tWnatoH IidL' anel Hale Opposed to f.allsll
llallroada llloekel by the Snow Storm,
2 (leneral Caibomhla Uepartment.
.1 Local Transcript Is Mtulng in Case ot Com
monwealth Airalnst John I.i-nte.s.
llllman Sentenced to Ihe Penitentiary.
Note ami Comment.
fl Local New Trolley Ordinunie Iinled wllli
lle.irlnu in Chaipe's Air.iliwt IVachen Oin
tlmiid. 0 iocat Went Hianten and Subuitun,
7 (lemial N'Ulhcisteiii IVnieeyhanla.
Klnane hi and (Vnimrrclil.
8 l.ocal-Lllc Newit of the Indu-tilal W'oild.
IS BARRED OUT
Vital Blow Dealt at Piosecution in
the Dolly Reynolds Murder
U.v I'uleuli" Wlie ti.sni The VwnUled Presi.
Xew York. Feb. Il-A vital blow was
dealt the pioseeutlou today at the trial
of Dr. Samuel J. Kennedy for the
murder of Dolly iteynolds, when Jus
tice Fursman refused to ndnilt th"
testimony of William J. Kinsley, un
expert In handwriting.
The hauls of the refusal was thut
Mr. Kinsley was not familiar with the
handwriting of the defendant and was
not competent tlo compute the disputed
wrltlnr- of the defendant with that
, conceded to he his. The Justice held
that the testimony of handwriting ex
ports could be nelmltted only when the
writing exhibited was the actual sub
j'.'ct of dispute. The writings exhibited
in this cose, he said, were merely
pieces of evidence.
The Justice's derision, which has
; caused a sencatlon In legal circles,
was talcen to have Impoitnnt bearing
on the Mollncux ruse, iu which expert
testimony grout lv conn United to the
ROYAL WEDDING QUIET.
Queen Regent's Daughter and Prince
Charles Were Harried Yes
terday. By TacIusIii Wir. from The Appelated Pusc
Madrid. Feb. 14. In the chapel of
the Royal Palace, In the piesenco of
the royal family anel all the aristoc
racy and ofllclaldom of Spain, Dona
Maria de hi" Mercedes de Hourbon y
Hapsburg, princess of the Attsturlas,
was today wedded te Prlnco Charles
The bride's party assembled at ln.30
a. m. In the private upanmonts of
Queen Regent Marla'Chiist'in. i con
sisted of the rpieen regm, the brltle's
brother, the boy king. Alfonso XIII.;
her slstsr, the Infanta MaWa Teresa;
i her aunts, the Infanta Isabella and
Kulullu; her uncle. Archduke Eugene
of Austria; her grandmother, Areli
duchess Elizabeth, and all the high
retainers of the court, ladle In wait
ing, grandees of Spain and gentlemen
At the same hour, the bridegroom's
pnrty gathered In the apartments of
tho Infunta Dono Isabella. It was
composed 6t Prince Charles, the Count
) and Countess of Ciihertn. the Duko
and Duchess of Calabria, the bride
groom's sister. Dona Maria Immacu
late, Dona Murln l'la and Dona Maria
Josephine, nnd their train ladles and
The bridegtoom's party emerged first
nnd proceeded along the winding mas
sive granite corridors to the chapel.
It was followed soon by the bible's
cortege from the queen regent's apait
ments. In front of the altar the bride
and bridegroom snipped at the stops
and kneeled, remaining thus through
out the mass, which was said by Car
dinal Saucha, urchblshop of Toledo,
prlmnto of Spain. AbsLstlng the prl
mute were Cardinal Casujatvs, Arch
bishop of Valladolid; Cardinal Her
rora, nrchlshop of Santiago tie Com
postela, and Cardinal Cusanu, bishop
As tho bride and bridegroom knelt
on cushions touching tho steps of the
nltar, a white, sutln-Jbordered veil,
thtee yards long and half a yard wide,
was spread over tho head and shoul
ders of the bride. It reached over the
shoulders of the groom, but left his
head uncovered, while, according to
I the Spanish custom, a while satin rib
bon, called a yolte, was tied about the
neck of the couple, the knot being
I made between them, signifying their
Immense crowds surrounded the pal
ace during the ceremony, but not a
word of disrespect wus overheard,
Tho Count und Countess of Cabserta
will leavo Mtidrld tonight. Thero Is a
report In circulation that tho nrluco
and princess will accompany them to
France, but this lacks confirmation.
Lost in a Blizzard.
By Kxclnslie Wire from The Associated Piess.
hhamoMu, l'a,, Feb. H. Charles Mut elder ad
Moses Morri', white on their uay home to blfcli
nlley from North 1'ranMIii lollleiy last ciemm;,
were oiertskcn by u bllruul. They became be
uildercd and separated. I.ate at lilitht Mutchler
seas found on the mountain path badly fioicn.
It will be probably necessary to amputate his
limbs. Moiris has not jet been found anel 't Is
thought that he has pirithcd,
Boiler -Plant Destroyed.
Uf EjcIuiIsc Wire from The Associated Press.
Buffalo, I'eb. II, The pakscnger department of
the Buffalo bolhr plant at North Tonacsanda with
a large ktoik was destroyed by Are today. The
los is estimated at from ftf.OOO to $100,000, It
is covcied by Insurance,
Boers Belug Worsted.
By Eiclushe Wire from The Aaoclated Presf,
Cape Town. Feb. II, righting Is reported to
hate taken place tear Aberdeen on 1'riday and
Saturday list, ths Uocra being worsted.
LODGE AND HALE
Tlieu Believe It Is Time to Draw
the Line Upon Enormous -Appropriations.
BILLION DOLLAR MARK
Is, Being Rapidly Approached, Ac
cording to Mr. Lodge The Rlv&r
and Harbor Bill Loaded with
Needless Appropriation c The Sale
of the Now Yoik Custom House to
tho National City Bank Causes
Wide Discussion in the House.
Secretaiy Gago Iu Shnrply Criti
cised. By i:xclusln Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 14. The senate ele
voteel practically tho entire day to
the agricultural appropriation bill.
The measure wit not completed.
Air. Hole, of .Maine, nn 1 Mr. l.sdfie,
of Massachusetts, sounded notes e.f
warning agalnut the enormous appio
prlatlon being made by tin pre-,-nt
rongreM. Mr. Hnle said the.' penpi"
of the eotintiy foon woull beoni'i
alarmed and thoc who ,vere respon
sible for the ImmotiHj expenditure)
would seek the rocks and mountain's
to hide from the wrath of the people.
Mr. Lodge declared that the expendi
tures nf the government ns shown by
the appropriations were aponiaohlnT
rapidly the billion dollar mark nnd
he believed It -was time to draw tho
line. Kvery necessary expenditure
ought to ba made, but ho asserted that
some bills, notably the river and har
bor bill, were loaded down with need
less nnd useless appropriation'!. His
speoeh uttractcd much attention among
A brief session tonight of the senate
was lMd to complete the reading of
the District of Columbia code bill.
Custom House Sale.
The events In connection with the
sale of the New York custom house to
the National City bank, which hereto
fore has been the subject of much
comment, occupied tho center of tho
stage during the debate on the sundry
civil appropriation bill In tho house to
day. Much excitement attended the
debate. Mr. McRao, nn Arkansas
Democrat, raised the Issue with a mo
tion to strike out the appropriation ot
$371,017 for rent of the custom house,
and with this motion as a basis, Mr.
Jones, of Virginia, launched a fii'rce
attack upon tho manner and clrrum
Munces of the sale anel the vast profits
which he claimed the bank made out
of the transact Ion. Secietary Uage
was sharply criticised and several n
lerences were made to the letter will
ten by Mr. Hepburn to Secretary finur
apropos of tho political claims of the
Mr. Cannon and Mr. Hopkins, of
Illinois, both defended tin customs
house transaction, und the latter
j turned the tables on the Democrats
, by smlnglng upon them a seiles of
letters written by prominent Demo
ciats, including Senator Jones, of Ar
kansas, to the secretary of the treas
ury under tho Cleveland admlnlE-tra-tlon,
asking the deposit of government
funds In banks with Democratic nru
cllvltles. His centre shot was a letter
written by Representative Rlehiuelsnu,
of Tennessee, now the Democratic
leader of the house, In behalf of a
bank at Mufreesboro, Tenu, Mr. Mc
Rue, of Arkansas, Indignantly charged
that the letters were private letters
and hud been furnished to divert at
tention from the sale of the customs
house. Ik anel Mr. lloplclns had hot
words und for a moment It looked al
most as If thete would he a personal
encounter. In tho end Mr. MeRae's
amendment was lost, S9-0S, a strict
party vote, and another amendment
offered by Mr. Richardson, to provide
that the runt should not bo paid until
the title to tho old customs house
passeel from the government to the
bank, failed on a tie vote. Forty-three,
of the 137 pages of the sundry ctT
bill were completed today.
TO REORGANIZE THE GUARD.
A Bill Is Ready for Presentation at
By Exclusive Who from The Associated Press.
Pittsburg, Feb. H "Tho bill provid
ing for the reorganization of the na
tional guard of Pennsylvania Is ready
for presentation und Is now In thu
hands of Senator Cummlngs," saldf
Willis J. Hullngs, brigadier general of
the United States volunteers today.
Mr. Hullngs Is In town today on iff
business trip. Regarding the prospects
for tho passago of the military bill ho
"The measure has been carefully
framed, ami will bo presented for con
sideration at the piP8-nt serslon of thi
tiennte. That tbe bill will pats seems
without a doubt In my mind.
"The passage of this measure meann
a great deal to tho state guard. Pro
vision Is being made for vust Improve
ments In the way for establishing ar
mories for all the regiments und thus
affording them better opportunity for
drills and evolutions In mllltury work.
The guurd will bo on a par with tho
regular army If conducted under tho
provisions embodied In the now bill."
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Washington, Teh, 1 1. 1'orecast for east
ern i'riinsylianla: 1'alr 1'ilday with ris
ing temperature In northern portion;
Saturday fair e.vcept lain In northern and
vikteru portions! neh to blUK north-
westerly wind;, beiomlntr unable
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