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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1901.
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nnniru Into the Recent Combination
Between Railroads In An
MR. CHILDS ON THE RACK
Questions Put to Show That Rail
roads Own and Operate Coal Mines
and In Other Cases Buy the Coal
and Transport the Coal to Tide
water, Instead of Acting as' Com
mon Carriers Editor Saward States
That for Thirty Years Past It Has
Been Impossible for Independent j
Operators to Enter Into Successful
Competition with the Large Rail
11 Inclusive Wire from The Associated Pro.
.Vow York, Feb. IS. Tho sub-coni-inlUee
on transportation of tho Indus
trial commission met here toiny. The
following wer-3 present:
ISx-Congressmun Thomas W. Phil
lips, of Pennsylvania; Charles
Harris, of North Carolina; Joun L.
Kennedy, of New Jersey: Kug?n Con
ger, editor of the Grand lt-jplds Her
ald. Mr. Phillips presided. The oth
i' members are Senior Mallory, of
Florida, and Congrej'iiiian William
The purpose of the sessions to be
held In this city Is to make inquiry Into
'lit! recent combination between rail
mads entering' the anthracite coal re
gion of Pennsylvania. The tirst wit
ness today was James E. Chllds, gen-
ral manager of the Now York, On
t uio and Western railroad.
Questions were put to Mr. Chllds, to
show that the railroads own and oper
ate coal mines and In other cases buy
ihe coal they carry to tldcwuter, In
stead of acting simply as carriers. Mr.
i-'hllds said that along his lines about
twenty per cent, of tho coal shippers
were Independent operators.
After some questions as ti the in
crease In the price of anthracite coal
and the cause of the rise, the witness
was asked: ,
"Is It true that the prices of an
thracite co'il are settled by agreement
between the operators and tho rail
roads?" "Ther is no such agreement " said
"Is It not true that th.j anthracite
companies are trying to get a control
ling Interest In the bituminous region':"
"I do not know."
The witness was then questioned
about the recent consolidation of rail
roads entering tho anthracite tracts
"Can you state any of tho causes
leading up to thu purchase of tho
Pennsylvania Coal company by the
"What chance would tut individual
operator on your lines have in the pro
duction of anthracite coal?"
'I think ho would have a fair
"Do you Know whether there Is any
effort on foot to secure control of your
road by any other company?"
"Not that 1 know of," th- witness
"Have the Vanderbllt or Itoekefeller
nteresis any representation on your
board of directors?"
"I am not sure," answered Mr. chllds.
'Mr. Dcpow Is one of the directors of
our road. We occupy the same ter
minal as one of the ellre-li-rsi of i)n
Vanderbllt roads tho West Shore."
Frederick K. Saward. Vditor of the
Coal Trade Journal, said the annual
onsumptloti of anthraclto coal In the;
'Ity was about ten million tons. The
bulk of this was furnished by the Krle,
Pennsylvania and Heading companies.
Tho witness said that for the last
thirty years it has been practically im
posMble for the Independent, operators
to enter into successful competition
with tho large railroad coal companies,
The witness said that In the soft coal
regions the swny of tho railroads was
-ven more complete than In the an
thracite lesions. The witness further
said that there could scarcely be any
talk of competition between anthracite
and bituminous coal, their tu-o was so
In response to questions, Mr. Saward
said that although prices wore alto
gether uniform, he did not know of any
"coal trust" In this city.
"Is It not true that there Is a com
bine between the railroads running Into
the anthracite region?" was asked.
"It Is a fact that a good many of
tho directors of some of the railroads
are members of the board cf dliectors
of other roads also, us well as of the
coal companies," the witness replied.
"Will you designate sonio of those
toads? Is It not a fact that the Lo
high. Krle, Reading and tho Central
Railroad of Now Jersey are more close
ly connected than the others?"
"Yes, that Is substantially right.
Their Interests uro known to be prac
Ho admitted agreements between tho
coal companies limited production sev
eral times during the last thirty years.
He wus asked If the Pennsvlvunla
company had ever been a party to such
an agreement, and said no,
"Hecause the Pennsylvania Coal com
pany was a free lance."
"A free lance ngulnst whut?"
"Well, ttgulnst the others."
"Oh, then, thero Is a comblno?"
"Well, there have been agreements
o keep down production at different
times. I don't know of nny such agree
ment at present, however."
Mr. Kennedy, of the subcommittee,
then subjected the witness to a lino of
questioning, the puiposo of which was
to throw some light on the conditions
of labor In the anthraclto regions.
"In your opinion, Mr. Howard, does
labor receive adequate compensation at
the anthriicltu mines?"
"Yes, 1 think ho. I have devoted
considerable time to that phase of the
situation. I think the men employed
there m-p satisfied with their earnings
while working." '
"Hut are they having reasonably
steady employment? Are they getting
nix days a week?"
"No, 1 understand that It would
practically be Impossible to keep up
that for more 'than a few weeks. Tho
work, both under ground and on the
outside. Is so hard that It would not
be possible for anyone to work stead
ily three hundred days In the year.
The men do not want to work so many
days. Two hundred and llfty days n
year would be about right."
"Do you believe In arbitration?" tho
witness was asked.
"t do," he onswerod with consider
"Then do vou not think that In a
case like the recent strike, both sidoa
should bo compelled to submit to arbi
tration?" "That could not be done. You can
not legislate on a subject of that kind
. The only way to get them to arbitrate !
Is to bring representatives of the men
and representatives of tho companies
together. Place them on either side of
a table broad enough to prevent them
from hitting each other. The ilrst ses
sion would be a stormy one and thev
will nearly conic to blows. The second
session will be more peaceful, and at
the third one an agreement will prob
ably bo reached. That has invariably
been the experience."
"Hut I want to get your opinion
whether they should not bo compelled
to arbitrate," Insisted Mr. Kennedy.
"I do not see how you could compel
a reason. I do not see that the public
conies In anywhere In this matter."
The witness admitted that the pub
lic generally In case of strikes had to
pay a higher price for coal, but he
nevertheless stood by his former tes
timony. Mr. Mitchell's Good Work.
"Did I understand you as saying that
tho railroad presidents were very much
gratified at the shut down caused by
"I think they are gratified at the
"Hut was there not a perfect under
standing on tills matter between them
und Mr. Mitchell at the time of the
"On the contrary there was a great
deal of 111 feeling nt tho time. Not
only the railroads but the miners were
benefitted by the work of Mr. Mitchell.
He did what the presidents of rail
roads and coal fields have never suc
ceeded In doing, he shut down on
production until the price was consid
As a result of the strike, tho witness
said, tho miners received more pay und
had more steady employment. The
witness admitted that agreements had
been entered into by coal companies
to stop production for a time In order
to advance the price, but said that the
agreements seldom had been strictly
lived up to by the contracting parties.
The hearing was then adjourned un
til tomorrow morning.
QUESTION OF LAW
AND OF FACTS
Secretary Gage Discusses His Re
cent Order Imposing Duty on
By Kxeluslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. IS. In speaking
today of his recent order Imposing a
countervailing duty on Russian sugar.
Secretary ffinge said:
"It Is not a question of what the
manufacturers desire or think ought to
be. It Is not a question of what the
sugar refiners or our beet sugar rais
ers desire or think ought to be, It Is
a question purely of law and of fact.
The secretary of tho treasury Is sworn
to enforce the law, not to make law
The lute decision as to the liability
of Russian sugars to pay a counter
vailing duty Is based on the depart
ment's apprehension of the law and of
the facts. The board of general ap
praisers Is a body constituted by con
gress especially to hear and Judicially
determine disputed questions of law
and of fact growing out of the ad
ministration of tho customs laws. Our
own citizens take their grievances
there, the Importers of Russian sugar
may take their grievances there. The
way is open for the prompt hearing
and determination of their appeal If
made. It lies with them to consent
by silence or to seek a Judicial review
through tho avenue that our laws pro
vide." River and Harbor Bill.
By ;riuiin Wile fiom The Associated Press.
Uashlnetitit, I'l, lH.'iTe srnatc lommltteo mi
.oniineno Unity lonclmlul tin' ccusidci.ition of
the ilver anil h.iibur bill. Action Min settial
.-tiiiT.iliiiciit lurrtofore r.dcpted lias been rcoii
klikml mill arIous Iiou'.e pmtislons an- mutt
until Hie total appropriations ban been reduced
below Hut wade by tlie liouv?. The Nicaragua
rami amendment wa voted down today. The
bill will be tepoited to the wiute tomorrow.
Disastrous Boiler Explosion.
by I'.xeliitlvr Wire from The Associated 1'rrs?.
TjiiuiUJ, I'.i., I'e-b. S.--A boiler exploded at
flriimvood colliery today ileiiiolldiini: the stnic
lure und (tita)ly Injmini; liicman Milton Kueiilir,
Driver Cliurle Xeunim wan blown Iwinly-fUe feet
but win unlnjuied. No. 'J colliery, employing
liml men and bo ieumid operations today after
four yearn' IdlcneiM, durlir; which time a ituj.OoO
bteaU'r win erected, ,
One Hundred Men Laid Off.
Il.i I'Ailiikhe Wire from The Associated I'rei,
Susquehanna, I'.i., Feb. 15,--As a result of the
contention between tho Krle Railroad company
and it striking bolKrmaktrn, , rne hundred men
from the villous departments bavo been laid oil
In the company's hopi here. There has been
imtfiitloii alio In other t-liopa of the company.
Library for Oalesburg.
Ily llvilmilve Wire from The Amoelateil Prei',
Galetburi;, ill., Vcb. ii, Andrew Carnegie tm
written the (ijlr.lnir.' niblls library board that
h will uhv 4U.Oi tor a new llbraiy building
In this rlly provldlne the city appropriate iyl
u year to tuttalu It.
War Department Is Olllclallu Noti
fied ot Waldersee's Pro
GEN. CHAFFEE'S ORDERS
The Americans Must Refrain from
Taking Part in the Waldersee Ex
peditionEfforts May Be Made to
Dissuade the German Commander
from Entering Upon the Excur
sion, By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Pre".
Washington, Feb. !!. The United
States covernmptit Iq fnrintr n Merlons
crisis In China, owing to thu unnoumv-
ment of the purpose of Field Marshal
Count Aon Waldersee to begin an
other offensive campaign. General
Chaffee has been Invited to Join in
the expedition, which Is to be mobil
ized on a larger scale than anything
attempted In China since the original
march to Pekln. The general so In
formed the war department today, and
the olliclals of the state department
have been advised of the situation.
This Herman movement is viewed
with absolute dismay here, for It Is
feared that It requires an lmniedlato
decision by the United States govern
ment upon Its whole lino of policy
toward the Chinese question. General
Chaffee will be told that he is not
to participate in tills campaign. He
Iioh been keeping tho American forces
In Pelcln ever since the city was paci
fied, simply us a legation guard, and
the German government is fully aware
that the United States government
purposely deprived the American con
tingent In China of its offensive mili
tary character, and withdrew It from
the control of Count Von AVnldersee
In order to hasten peace negotiations
and prevent, so far us It could, tho
continuance of military movemen's
against the Chinese, which were at
once unnecessary and baneful In their
effect upon the peace movement.
So our government, not having
changed Its policy, cannot do other
wise than cause General Chaffee to re
frain from nny participation in hostile
military movements, so long nH the
present peaceful conditions continue,
but another very serious point under
consideration is not whether Chaffee
shall join the German movement, but
whether It Is not the duty of our gov
ernment, in exercise an proper cnorts
to dissuade the German government
from undertaking this campaign. The
Chinese government, unfortunately, Is
delaying the peace negotiations In an
exasperating fashion, und Is not re
sponding In proper spirit to the effort
of the United States government.
Word has Just come from Minister
Conger which conllrms advices rela
tive to the Chinese declination to ac
cede to the demands of Uie ministers
In the matter of capital punishment of
the leaders Implicated In the boxer
Mr. Conger's Message.
Mr. Conger's message touching the
subject of 'punishments gave II. to be
understood that tho Chinese govern
ment has agreed to exile Princes Tuan
and Lun, without capital sentence; to
recommend suicide to Prince Chwang;
death for Yu listen nnd Cluio Chi
Chao; Imprisonment and degradation
from otrice for Ylncr rlen, and some
punishment not yet determined for
Chi Ilslu and Hsu Cheng Yu. It Is
said that an edict already has been
Issued to executo these sentences.
A visit from the Japanese minister
to the state department served to glv.;
color to the story that our government
Is casting about to ascertain how far
the other powers party to the Chinese
question will endorse this proposed
campaign. It wus Impossible to secure
exact Informatloiyin this subject. The
whole subject, It was said, is to come
before the cabinet meeting tomorrow,
when the course to be pursued by the
United States government will be de
termlnd. As It Is felt to bo the part
ot sound policy to endeavor to check
further military operations upon a
helpless people, It Is probublii that the
cabinet molding will result In an ef
fort by the state department to nscei
taln what support It can secure for a
dissent from thu German programme.
It Is stated unequivocally by compet
ent authority that the American mllltla
forces under no circumstances will
participate with the Germans In the.
proposed expedition, and although it
cannot be learned that General Chaf
fee has yet tocelved Instructions to
that effect, he undoubtedly will havo
them very shortly. It Is teallzed to be
extremely deslrablo to avoid offending
German pride In this matter, but It Is
hoped that by an appeal to tho con
servative forces of the empire, inudo
not by thu United States government
olone. but with powerful seconds In the
shape of Russia, and perhaps Japan,
tho German government will ba brought
to see that good policy and good faith
both will be best served by avoiding
Interference with the peace negotia
tions at this stage.
The United States government stands
steadfastly by the principle ( laid down
In Secretary Hay's letter of July 3 last,
and as it secured the adhesion of all
the Interested powers to that state
ment of principle, It Is hopeful that,
by calling attention to proposed In
fractions, these may bo priuenti'd.
Store Burned by Burglars.
Dy Kxcliwlre Wire fiom The Associated I'rrs.
Trenton, X. J.. Feb. IS. 'Ilio police have been
notified of the destruction by firs lat night of
tho general More of Williamson k Grht8, u'
Hockey Hill, Theio are oldenees that the atoiv
was broken Into and the afe blown open and
semal bundled dollars In cah stolen, It U bo
lletcd that th" More was afterwards set on fire
by the bureUrs.
Tenth Continental Congress Meets in
fly Fxclushe Wire from The Associated Pros.
Washington, Feb. IS. The opening
session of the tenth continental con
gress of the National Society of the
Daughters of tho American Revolution
was held at the Oram! opera house here
Mrs. Daniel Manning, the president
general, called the congress to order
and Introduced the chaplain general,
who rid a prayer. Mrs. Manning de
livered an address of welcome to
which a. responso was made by Mrs.
Sara T. Kinney, state regent of Con
necticut. The remainder of the session
was occupied with the reading of re
ports of committees.
MR. CLEVELAND'S LECTURES.
Will Be Given ou March 27 and 28,
By i:iAulie Wire from The Avctoclateil I'ren.
Princeton, N. J Feb. IS. Official
announcement was made here today
that ex-President Cleveland's two lec
tures, to be given under the Stafford
l.lttlu Lectureship, will be delivered in
Alexander hall on the evenings of
March U7 and L'S, respectively. The
subjects of the lectures have not been
announced, but both lectures will thor-
I oughy discuss the "Venezuelan ques-
I Complete arrangements for the ac
commodation of persons outside the
student body have not been completed,
but steps are being taken to facilitate
plans for the accommodation of atl
friends of the university who desire to
hear the ex-president on this topic.
ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION
PASSED IN HOUSE
Opposition Was Hopelessly In the
Minority Five Million Dollars
By lAeliuiie Wire from Tie Associated Tres'.
Washington, Feb. IS. Tho bill to au
thorize the holding of the International
exposition In celebration of the centen
nial anniversary of the Louisiana pur
chase at St. Louis In 1903, and appro
priating $3,000,000 therefor, passed tho
house today under suspension of the
rules by a vote of 191 to It. The oppo
sition wus hopelessly In the mlnoilty,
and the struggle over the bill was
brief. The question of closing the ex
position on Sunday was not mentioned
during the debate. The bill to dellno
the word "conspiracy" In thtj Sherman
anti-trust law, to avoid the possibility
of Its being held applicable to labor
organizations, wns defeated by almost
a two-thirds vote on account of two
amendments which the Judiciary com
mittee placed upon the bill and which
weio opposed by the labor organiza
tion. The sundry civil bill wus under con
sideration late in the clay, und Mr.
Cannon, chairman of the appropria
tions committee, took occasion to make
a detulled stutement of the appropria
tions for the present congress. He was
led to do this, he said, by many criti
cisms of the reckless extravagance of
The situation, he said, was Quite bad
enough without exaggerating It, He
figured that the appropriations would
total $1191.118,593, exclusive of the sink
ing fund requirement of $53,000,000,
against $(m7,1uO,S6:: for the current year.
In the course of his renvirks he fired
some hot shots nt the minority for
prating of economy and not helping
uphold the hands of himself nnd others
when they were trying to keep appro
AGAINST SECRET SOCIETIES.
Committee Appointed by Presbyter
ian Assembly Makes Report.
fly Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'reii.
Pittsburg, Feb. IS. The committee
appointed by the last United Presby
terian general assembly to make a
report to Hie i" t assembly on the
subject of s-eciot societies, has Jufit
completed :"J v ait.
For llfty years the rutted Presbyter
Ian church has been trying to unforce
Its law against secret societies, in tho
country churches It has succeeded fair
ly well, but the city churches prac
tically gave up long ago and now en
roll many members who belong to the
various secret orders. The committee
does not believe In repealing the law,
but It recommends caution and wisdom
in Its administration.
Killed His Wife.
fly Inclusive "Wire from The Associated t'rem.
St. I.ciul, Tfb. 1". -In a fit of Jealous raire to
day Charles K. ISeiit, IU2t baclsde menue, killed
bin wife and then lominllteil sttlilde. Pent wen;
about the cilme with ureal deliberation, Alter
fatally voumllni; M wife bo knelt befire a mil
ler and blew out liN own brains.
Stock Membership Sold.
Uy Kschwlve Wire from The Associated Tresa.
New York, Fib. 18. The tiitmbcr.hlp ot Daniel
11. Hatch, of the N'ew York Stock eviluiiKO, has
been Mild for "il,"0n, which equalH the hlcti
reioid pike. Mr. Hatch was one of the vctcian
numbers of the cuhunue, which he entered on
Jaiuuiy 1, 1M0.
Count Secures a License.
I'y i:iluihe Wlie from The Afsoilatnl Prem.
Cincinnati, lVb, 18,-Count Adelbert I.e Chain,
bum today secured a llienie to many MUs f'Ura
11. I.oiiitwoitb. nt thlii oily. Jfe ifavc Ills owe as
27 and bis occupation as nn ofilcer In the I'liiiii
in my. ArcbbMiop Inland will nfuiiato at the
ceremony, which will take place tomorrow.
Vice President Returns,
Ily IIxoluslvo Who from Tho Associated 1'icss.
llemer. Col,, Feb, IS. Vleo President-elect
liooievelt. who lio.s Jut returned fiom a Ave
weeks' hunt, will leato t'oloiado Sprlnps tomor.
row ocnlnt; for Denier. He is expected here at
S.15 and will start east a few liourj later.
Large Bank Check.
Ily r.xcluslre Wire from The Associated Press.
New Yotk, Fell. 18. J, P. Mornsn & Co., today
deposited In the First National bank a check for
2l,l'.'7,'Ui'.fl7, Tlio clieck represented the re
cent transfer of the Central Railroad of New
Jersey to Morfc-.in Interests.
STILL IN JAIL
The Famous "Joint " Smasher Re
fuses Freedom That Re
SCENES AT HER TRIAL
The Agitator Becomes Restless at
Court and Opens Windows in De
fiance of Orders She Whispers to
Defenders and Objects to Smoking
in tho Room A Colored Lawyer
Argues for the Prosecutfon A De
cision on Thursday.
Ily Exclusive Wire from The Aiscclated Preii.
Topaku, Kansas, Feb. 18. Hearing
was resumed In the city court this
afternoon of the action brought
against Mrs. Ration by the proprietors
of the "Joint" at 470 Kansas avenue,
wrecked ten days ago. The court room
was Jammed. Attorney Jamison con
ducted the prosecution, whlls Attorney
Oumenll carried on tho defonse. Their
tables were piled high with law books,
while Dumenll fortified himself with
many Biblical quotations. The argu
ment was commenced by the detenss
lit speaking of the llrst case as a par
allel to Mrs. Nation's smashing, coun
"We find by Mathew that Christ en
tered the temple and abolished that
nuisance." Ho then took up tho law
In the cas?, citing a New Hampshire
statute which says that the private
party abating a nuisance does not havu
to do It In u manner best suited to the
At this point. Mrs. Nation, left her
seat and opened a window. The cold
wind swept In and blew the papers
about the court room. Judge 'McCabe
ordered Marshal Hop to close the win
dow and lower It from the top. Mrs.
Nation rushed back and again raised
the lower sash. She was compelled to
remain In her seat when the window
hud been again closed, much to her
Mrs. Nation became restless as tho
trial progressed. She paid Utile at-
tention to the lawyers, but walked
about the court room, whispering' with
the spectators and the members of
tho "home defenders."
Detecting the fumes of tobacco, she
exclaimed: 'Some one Is smol.ing
here; better stop It, for lb smelht
"When the defense concluded, after
one and one-half hours . Assistant
County Attorney Jonilesc.n, a colored
lawyer, began Ills argument for the
prosecution. He argued that Mrs. Na
tion was arrested under thu law for
bidding destruction of1 property, nnd
held that If Mrs. Nation be not guilty,
then every one has a right to do as
Judge McCabe, when the argument
was closed, said: "The question Is im
portant and is entitled to a thorough
consideration. 1 shall take such time
as seems necessary to me, as we havu
no decision of our own supreme court.
The court will announce a decision
Thursday morning at ' o'clock." Mrs.
Nation's bond was fixed at $2,HiO. She
tefused to give It and was taken to
COLORED MAN LYNCHED.
Fred King Tracked by Bloodhounds
By l'Aiiiiflve Wire from The Associated Prrfr.
Dyersburg, Tenn.. Feb. 18. Fred
King, Colo-IMS', was lynched today for
an assault, r-'af.ird.'.y night, upon Kllse
Arnold, daughter of a prominent
physlclun. 'Bloodhounds trailed King
from Dr. Arnold's home to King's
room, where a hatchet covered with
blood was found.. Miss Arnold had
been struck with a hatchet by her
assailant and on this evidence King
was arrested. A mob nt once formed
to lynch him, but Mr. Arnold prevailed
upon them to wait for further Identifi
cation. They were restrained until this af
ternoon when they took King from
Jail, tried him before a Jury selected
from tho ciowd nnd sentenced him to
bo hanged. He then broke down and
confessed. Implicating another negro,
Peebe. King wus at once hanged and
It Is altogether likely Hecbe will bo
CARRIES A GUN
fly Exclusive Wire from The Associated PrejJ.
Honolulu, Fill. 12.-j;duin R. Gill, editor of
the ltepi.bllcin, shot and seriously wounded
Mortimer H. Stevens, u member of the staff of the
Athcrtlwr, in tlio oMce of the Hcuublloan on
the ermine; of the Ctb.. The sbootlns followed a
controversy about an aitiele Oill liad published
concerning some youn? ladles stopping at Ihe
Pittsburg Ball Club.
By F.cluilte Wire from Tie Associated Tress.
Plttiburtf, Feb. 18.--Mis-.rs. Kerr and Auto,
holders of the controlling Interest in the Pitts
burir Haw Hall club, sold their stock today to a
local (.yndteate, cctnposed of llarnry Dreyfus,
president of the clubj Harry Pullman, seiretary
O. S. Hemhuun, maiiaRer of the I'lttsbitrt; Press,
and W. Kesley Schocpf, General manager of the
Coiindldated Traction company.
Carnegie's Present to Knox.
Dy Exclrslvo Wlrci from The Associated Vreis.
Princeton, N. J., lib. Set. IWcwsir John II
Klndley. he'aei 'of the department of illtica In
the unlverslay and foimerly president of Knox
college at (juloliiirg 111 , ln rociiwd a telegram
from Andrew Carnecie slating that he has de
cided lo ftlve .V,tifl to Knox college to bo tued
for a new library building.
The Envoys Wnnt Blood,
By Kxcluslve Wlra from The Associated I'rtss.
Berlin, Feb. IS, The foreign ensoys have held
a conference reuardlne the Cliinese reply concern,
lntr tho punishment ot the aiiUy persons named
by tha powers. The reply wus considered unsat
isfactory, and the envoys decided to liultt uinn
a loinpllane with their original demands.
TUB NEWS THIS MORNING.
Wtather laJIcatlon Todaf,
fAIRl NORTHWESTERLY WINDS.
1 General Inquiry Into lteictrt liallroail Com
CilsLi in Wiltia llccoinliitC Set loin.
Mm. Nation in Jail.
Spanish Mlnlntry Will Itenlan.
2 General Carbondalc Pepartmint.
3 lnal Court I'roccidlns.
llllt Ol.-m IruliKliy for Moojlc.
Note ami Comment.
5 Local Board of Trade Favor it ViU I'lre le
The Trllnme'a I'rlio Literary (Ynteft.
0 Wal Went Si'tanlon and Suburban.
7 General -N'orthcHern lVimiylvar.la.
l'liuntiat ami Commercial,
S Local Hiporl of Mine Imjicttcr I'rjthmli,
Sewn of the World of l.abor.
Muiililinl bnprowment Comi'any lnaiiKur.iteil.
NEW YORK POOL ROOMS
Anti-Vice Committee of Tammany
Secures Evidence Against
Dv Kxiltblvp Wiu Itttiii The AMudatol l'rc-s.
New York, Feb. IS.-As a result of
the evidence submitted by the Tam
many antl-vlcc committee of five, u
well-planned raid on a pool room salel
to be kept by Hldge Levkn. at 20 Dey
street, was made today.
The raid was prepared and led by
District Attorney Phllbln, usslsteel by
Asslstunt District Attorneys O'Con
nor and Schurmnn. Slv central of
fice detectives went to the place first.
Then lllstrlct Attorney Phllbln and
his two assistants and Justice Jerome,
of the court of special sessions, fol
lowed. Soon atterwnrd a sepiad of po
licemen was In the building.
Justice Jerome was taken along as
a precautionary measure to prevent
those In tho loom from being tipped
off from a magistrate's court when a
warrant wus asked for. It was pro
posed that Justice Jerome should hold
court In the building and every pris
oner questioned, 'the detectives made
the (list Ingress. They managed to
reach the top of the Hist tioor. when
they were balked by a barricaded door.
The door was battered down. Then
an ascent was made to the second
' floor, where the pool room was located.
Tills door was also broken clown, i nc
place was crowded and a wild scram
ble encued. l.evlen. the reputed pro
prietor, tried to escapo by a rear win
dow, but was ruptured and placed
under urtest. The clerks und pattons
of the place lined up against the wall,
and Justice Jerome held an impro
vised court, while pistilct Attorney
Phllbln and Chairman Nixon, of the
coninilttoo of live, stationed them
selves nt the door and would not al
low any one to enter.
Justice Jerome called the occupants
of the room before him one at a time
anil questioned them eiosely us ti
their connection with the place. His
object Is to secuie enough witnesses
to be able to convict the pioprletors.
None of the thirty men secured had
any excuses to offer. Some said they
had never been In the place before,
and others thai they had come out
of curiosity. All wer held for fur
Most of the men caught and exam
ined were summoned to appear tomor
row at the hearing against Ridge Le
vlen, Percy Levlen and (Jeorge Sue
decker, the alleged proprietors of the
place. The others were released.
Dispatches from Many Cities of Kan
sas Indicate a Determination to
Stop Liquor Traffic.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Tre'S.
Topeku. Kansas, Feb. IS. Despatches
from many cities of Kansas Indicate a
most determined nnd concerted move
ment to stop the Illegal sale of llcjuor.
At Wintleld, a printed warning has
been circulated declaring that drinking
at the Commercial club must cease or
"tho den" will be demolished.
An ultimatum was Issued by 1,000
persons, gathered at n mass meeting
held In Wellington, giving tho "Jolnt
lsts" until Friday to leave town with
their property. Similar action was
taken at Arkansas City, wher" the
"Jolntlsts" have, however, been pretty
At Herrlngton a mass meeting adopt
ed resolutions warning the "Jolntlsts"
to leave town by Tuesday afternoon.
Hutchinson dealers were warned to
cease business by Wednesday noon.
Druggists there today decided to not
handle llepior in the future, even under
Lawrence, Feb. IS. The Women's
Christian Temperance union mass
meeting of lust night, to open nn active
campaign against "Joints," was fol
lowed today by a visit of a number
of women to the police court where a
lot of liquor secured In a raid last
summer was given to women to smash.
The women llrst wont to the oillc" of
a Justice of the peace and broke a
couple of .bottles of whiskey and then
destroyed the rest of thu stuff tn tho
Sale Not Abandoned.
Ily Kxclustu- Wire from 1 lie Associated I'reii
Copenhagen, Feb. 18, The statements pub
lished in London lo th" effect tabt the sale of
the Danish West Indies to the I iilled Slates bas
been abandoned are not well founded. On the
contrary the negotiations are adiancfiu with
inspects of an aereeinent. Ttie delay was caused
by further consultations with tlio Mitwlair.
I . colV.r ti-.
By Inclusive Wire fion The Associated TrciJ.
Mimrhl", Teb, 18. Hobby Dobbs, of Memphis,
and Youmc Peter Jaekjon, of California, fought
t'tentv-flte rounds to a draw at the I'hosnlx Ath
letic club tonight.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Sew York, Feb. 18. Arrived! Fiirmsla, from
Glasgow; Hervia, Liverpool. UU.gow Airbeds
Anchcrla, from Sew York.
Reported That the Mlnistru Will Rg
siQn at the Cabinet Coun
cil on Friday.
CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE
Coalition Cabinet May Be Formed.
Lopez Domingucz or Roblcdo to
Be Premier Sllvola Attributes tha
Troubles of His Country to tha
Late War with the United States.
Ily Kviui'c Wli from The Aweiatcd l'rej.
Madrid, Feb. IS. It Is said that the
ministry will resign at the meeting of
the cabinet council on Friday next,
and that on Saturday the resignation
will be placed In tho hands of tins
cpieen regent. It Is reported that a,
coalition ministry will be formed under
the presidency ot either Marshal Lo
pez Domingucz or the Republican
leader, Itomero y ltobledo.
All the disturbers who were nrrcsted
recently have been released.
Senor Sllvela said today that the
present disorders in Spain were the
outcome of the American war. Spain,
he added, Is llnanclully ruined, and her
currency has been depreciated. The
Cuban debt is largely responsible for
that. Party machinations may cause
a ministerial crisis, but the effect of
that will not bo Important.
The carnival fetes In the provinces
have passed off without disorder.
The Impartial, on the authority of
a minister, says Wednesday's cabinet
council will abolish martial law In
Madrid and re-establish constitutional
guarantees. The council will meet
again on Thursday and deliberate on
current affairs. Finally, on Friday.
Ceneral Azcarragu, the preirier, will
submit to the auecn regent tho resln
natlon of the cabinet and Inform her
that It will bo advisable to convoke the
Cortes at an carlv date. In order to
pass the budget. That procedure, the
Impartial adds, will fucllltute the for
mation of a Silvela ministry, which
will then be constituted.
Paris, Feb. IS. Spanish advices re
ceived via Hcndaye. near the frontier,
say It Is reported that fresh disorders
have occurred at Valencia nnd Seville.
The censorship Is most rigid nnd all
news Is Intercepted. Senor Sllvela has
left Madrid for his villa at Aranjunln.
That, It Is said, Indicates that he has
abandoned tho project of forming a
ministry. It Is asserted In official
circles that Senor Sagasta. the Liberal
leader, has formed n cabinet which has
been approved by the queen.
THE OLDEST CLERGYMAN.
Rev. John Naile Celebrates the
100th Anniversary of His Birth.
Uy i:cbislve Wire from The Assoeated Trc.
Philadelphia. Feb. IS.-Hov. Johu
Nolle, of Trnpe, Pa., a. small village;
a, few miles from this city, today cele
brated the 100th anniversary of his
birth. Ho was born near Westmln
tor, Ind., February HI, lsftl, and its
probably the oldest clergyman In the
United States. Mr. Nalle was or
dained at tho age of forty years. He
has occupied Keformoi church pulpits
lu various towns In this state and at
riuffulo, Indiana. Despite his years,
Mr. Nalle enjoyed good health until
recently, when he became partly paiu
lyzed. FIRE AT SUGAR NOTCH.
Thirty Thousaud Dollars' Worth of
Property Is Burned.
Ily Y. ltikhe Win from The Associated Prr
Wilks-I'arre, Feb. IS. A destructive
lire swept over tho mining town of
Sugar Notch, situated four miles south
of here, late tonight. Twelve elwell
Ing houses, mostly occupied by miners,
were entirely destroyed.
The fire lighting npparntus was In
adequate, and at one time It looked
us every house In the town would be
burned. The lire was gotten nndc
control at midnight. Tho loss Is es
timated at $30,000.
THE INTERIOR EXPEDITION.
British Commanders Will Requirs
By Ksclusive Wire from The Associated Tres.
London, Feb. IS. The under secre
tary of the state for foreign affairs,
replying to a question In the house of
commons today, said that so far .as tho
government was aware no power was
contemplating an expedition Into the
Interior of China.
If so, tlio British commanders would
require fresh Instructions.
Emperor William Returns.
By llxclushe Wire from Tlio Associated Tress.
Cronberir, Prussia, Feb. . Fmpcror William
and the empress arrived hero, today nnd spent
an hour with tha Dowager FmprcM Frederick this
afternoon. Her majesty' condition Is unchanged,
Their iiujobtlca afterwards ii-tuineil to HomburK.
Sullivan Given tho Decision.
By Fsduslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Louisville, K' Feb. 18. "Spike" Sullivan, o
New Yoik, was toniitbt given the decision over
Tom Kearns, of ltrookljn, on points after twenty
ru.iueU of lough fighting before the Southern Ath
Died at 103 Years of Age.
By Exeluslvt Win from The Associated Vress.
Busquclianna, Fa., Fib. IS. August Schroeder,
a nitlvo of Ocnnany. died at Sherman today,
aired 10:1 yeais, Ha had worked In coal mine
nearly sixty years In this country and la Europe.
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Washington, Feb. IS.-Forecast for esat- .
era Pennsylvania: Fair Tuesday and 4.
probably Wednesdayi continued fresh .
northwesterly wind, becoming brisk on -4.
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