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SCRANTON, PA., FRIDAY .MORNING, MARCH 12, lOOl"!
Successlullu Enolncered Throuuli
the Committee bu Repre
MET NO OPPOSITION
The Objection on Fait of the Scran
ton Temperance People riled After
the Bill Had Been Fnvoiably Be
ported from the Judiciary Commit
teeAnother "Ripper" Has Come
Out of the Stalwart Camp Other
ptri.l from a Miff t'oric-rondciil.
Hnrrlsburg. March SI. Th-s VauKh.in
llei-t.se tee hill was reported fnvotably
1 oin the Judicial y local committee of
Hi" house this morning by Itop.-oFentn-t'f
l'ttynohls, who .suecesstully etigl
reei'd Its passage through his com
ri'ltio last night. It goes on the cal
endar now. and will come up on firs I
t'alliig tomorrow. Kfforts' -x 1 1 1 b"
nude to lme It put through on :pclnl
iibrs early next week, so that It inn
li laid In? I or th governor by Wed
nesday or Tluir.-diiy. The lobby which
Is here working In Its Interest. Is meet
ing with every enrouiagement and It
Is almost assured now, that the neces
saiv loiistltutlonal iii.ijnrlty of 103
"ma will not be wanting 'vhen the
bill comes up on third reading.
The Set anion di'legatlon expected
1 pre thN afternoon to protest against
Hi'- fee bill did not come, but Instead
in a tob'Krani t Hpcakcr Marshall,
eskins: tor u hearing. The speaker
ii.rneil the telegram over to Mr.
Si better, who telegraphed an answer
1-1 th" elt'i ct that the cominit''V hail
dln-ady reported the bill.
The Sehoucr bill t educing the inn
i.iiillle tax unc-luilf. was favorably le
poitod fiom the wiv anil means eom
jnlitcu this ulietneon. This Is the bill
which S-'ecictary Atherlon, of the boaid
Tif tii.de. and A. V. Duffy, of the liro
e rs" nt-'oclntloii, argued in favor of at
l lie committee's last meetings. It la
the lirs-l levcnuo reducing bill that has
been allowed to come out of this com
mittee. Still Another Ripper.
And still another "ripper" has come
out of the stalwart camp and from
Senator Mtichlbronncr. too! It is the
cxrM- commission bill, designed to
i. ike the power of granting licenses
troni the courts and place it In the
hands of the commissioners, appointed
by the governor tor a term of live
-ais. at a salary of $.1,000 each a year.
Theiu was too much opposition ap
parent to a genetal bill of this stripe
and this, coupled with the fact that It
Is only in Allegheny county the stal
warts hae any concern as to who
Fh.ill grant licenses, the bill was tnndo
to apply specially to that county, by
limiting Its opeiallons to "all counties
having a pop'ilatlon of over .Virt.uOO and
less than 100,0o."
One of Its provisions is that In cities
of thf second oln-s, embraced within
counties In which the bill shall beconie
opera i. ve. the llcc-ii!- fee shall be $1,000.
This wovdel mean that the big Ander
son hotel in Pittsburg would pay foi
l's license les, by $100, than some ob
si'ine saloon at the Notch, unless, of
iouisc, the Vaughan telleing bill
should become a law before Monday,
There is a clause In the bill provid
ing that In first-class cities tlio license
fee shall also be $1,000, and that the
ineuiintllc appraiser shall return all
licensed and unlicensed liquor dealers,
furnishing one list to the biurd of ex
lse commissioners and another to tho
cistlict attorney, which latter olllclal
must proceed forthwith to proseouto
the unlicensed dealers. The appraiser
U to tecelvtf $:'.50 for each licenced or
t'tillcenscd place returned.
The purpose of this appraiser Is not
clear. There Ik no first-class city in u
county of more than r.00,000 and less
than 100,000 population. Senator Muehl
bronncr hlmrelf can not explain thin
clause. The bill, lie says, was sent to
him by i .ney V. T). Uodgers, Mr.
Itodgors the author of the charter
For Centralized Schools.
Itepteccutatlvo ISdward James, Jr.,
h.iH drafted and will 'next week ute
fent n bill appropriating $30,000 for a
hospital for the territory embracing
Taylor, Old Forge and Mooslo bor
oughs. This tegion Is thickly dotted
with mines and in growing as a Manu
facturing center. At present tho sick
and Injured fiom this territory must
ho to Plttston or Sctanton for hospital
Another bill for centralizing town
ship schools was Introduced by Mr.
Taylor, of Bradford county. It pro
vltlcb as follows:
bpen lit petition of a nujoilty of the Culintd
elvclorj it, j township dMrlit reprenentiritf or
owning property amounting to not lo.t than one.
fourtli of the cscd wluallon ot a-aiil town
hip dlttrlct. the board of rhool illrMtoin fclill
:ii "nir piornil to the centralization of t'ie
kohooU ol the lonmhlp, dnl if ncceujry pur.
Lhtt? a hllr or Kite und riccl u vultalilc tiiilklltig
or liiiildlnja thrirvn, fCfntralltjllon" beinj
ilahinl to liKan a ratlin of mcIiodU for tl.e
tpurwhlp and th jtollrlum'nt of all Mili-dl-trlttf.)
In ii tounalilp In vhldi tlii iclioili Imvo uirn
iiiitmllrcd, tl.o loanl of rIivol illirctora nrr
required to maintain iitid support a (Traded imirgj
of liittriutlon, and may include high school
t'jiiuf of not IfMt than tiro jcarsi thoy arr
ali rtfjiilrrd to lurnlih tranipiii'tition, to nn
lumi Hicki', ti all I'lii'lli llilnv moie than
tlir"l.iiilU of ,i inllr Iihiti tho loi.tril lulld
ln. .tid iliiUnic In i, nirauud from llir
rnilosurp immtillatoly mitroundiiii; tliflr r
dence to the achool Ii0'jc property, altnrf tli
n;.irrt puldk lilfdiwny.
Tho .Schcucr bill authorizing tho
courts to direct tho sheriff to execute
a conveyance where the party who is
ordered to do the same, neglects or re
Iusch to do so, or dies or becomes In
sane, was amended by Ucpresentatlve
Jones, of Philadelphia, to Include par
ties who lleo the Jurisdiction of tho
courl, and went over for pi luting to
conic up nexl Tuesday on third read
ing. This is tho bill known locally us
the "Gannon bill." In that It was par
ticularly designed to permit tho tack
nwunna court to order tho release ot
Jumes antinon, tho aged man who has
been in Jail for nearly seven years
through lil.s refusal to obey an order
from court to execute n conveyance
In a case In which ho was defeated.
The Leard local option bill is now nt
the head of the third leading calendar.
It passed second reading by a vote of
lOfl to 31. It will come up Tuesday.
In the house at the afternoon ses
sion tho bill amending the Hamilton
road net passed by the legislature of
ls7 by taxing cotporatlons and per
sonal property for toad purposes passed
second reading ns icported from com
mittee. A motion to take up postponed bill
jestralnlng the furnishing, uso or sale
of vinous, sphltuous malt or brewed
liquors by clubs and societies without
n license was defeated.
Among other bills which passed sec
ond reading wub that providing that
screens and all obstructions shall bo re
moved from hotels, restaurants and
other licensed places where llquoisi
ate sold. T. J. Duffy.
BILL TO PREVENT
A Companion to the Mcasuie to Be
Introduced Raising Age Ximit
for Children In Factories.
Special fiom a Staff Con c-spondiMir.
llatrlsburg, Mareli ill. Tho bill to bo
presented at the behest of the miners
of the bituminous teglons to Insure
against children under the age of four
teen being permitted to wotk In the
mines tends as follows:
No child under fo'iibcli Jiurj of ace slnll b
rinplojcl in or .nound anv mine, breaker r
i a-dmy ultlilii this Half. It clinll not ho lav.,
ful for any on nor, mpiiintrndint or jgent to
Lire any ililld bctuo-ii thi ap of It and til
jcir?, without there in firi.t protlilcil and plated
on flic an atfidjilt made by the piirnt or Kiir
iliati. stating the age, dito and phre of tditli
of -it J child. It riiil child hate no parent
r gnardUn then ald ntfidailt ithall l; made
ty I Iij iliitJ, whiih afHdaiit flull '.: tcpt on
ni tiy the cinplojrr and thill lie returned to
the clillil Mlien cmplojinent cranes. All pewi
bvtoro uhom full alhd.ulu arc administered
muit candno all ililldrrn a to their ability to
read and urltr. After u taietiil examination, if
a ehlld U found unable to lead and write, or
lias not attended fchcol a required by law, or
under It jcirn ot uue, U Mill be unUnful to
Is'.ne a certificate, and in no rare shall the oilleer
Mho ccctitH (ertlfleatts, rharco more thai,
Uur.lj-fiie cents for adnilnUtnlup the oalh and
i.Miintr the irrtiflcate. Tlic Mid affidavit and
eeitiflcalc shall be produced for inspection on
demand of the mine lnpcctor.
See. 2. Any person ho Io)atei any of the
proiliioru of thin aet or nfusia to lomply Mith
tlio Kiiiio, t.lu)l bo guilty of a mlMhmcanor,
and on com kt Ion rhall be punished by a hue
of not le-u than ifi), nor more than Vi, for the
flrt oflensc. and not leii thin fj. nor more
than i100, for the M'Cond oflcme, or imprison
ment for not more tlun ten claya, and lor third
offene by a tine f i.ot Ici than M and not
more than thirty dam In pibon. In all t.udi
cae the healing luU be conducted by the
aldormin or justice of the peace before whom
Infcnnation ii loderd. rind after a full lnarlng
of paitics In intcrot the nldcnuan or lusttco
of (ho peace idull iirpo.-e a lino herein proided,
whiuh kliill be final uulin an apie,il be taken
to the louit of iiuaner efilon within twenty
dajs from tlio date of the imposition of the
fin-, a herein proiided.
Set. .1. It (i heicliy mule tho d.ily of tli
mine Inpector to cniouf the pioiiMoin ot thlj
Sir. t. All act or MU o! m U iiroiitent
with tho luoiisions of lids ail an- htubv to.
This bill Is a companion to the bill to
bo Introduced raising the ago limit
for the employment of children In all
iud'istries from thirteen to fouitcn
.vat. lAH'toty Inspector Campbell Is
said to be fu. father of this latter bill.
It has been decided to drop tho Phil
bin bill cieatlng a department of mines
and mining. An effort will bo made
at the next session, however, to put it
The anthracite miners are to put In
n bill requiting tho company to collect
from the miners in the pay oiilce thnlr
pro rata share of the tost of main
taining the cheek welghnian, for the
creation of whbh olllce there Is a bill
now pending T T. Duffy.
NO MORE INTIMIDATION.
Patersou Stilkers Have Decided That
Such Action Is Detrimental
to Their Interests.
Ily Ciiliblr Miie from Tie A,ouated l'r"
Now York. March 21. Tho strikers
who left Frank & Dugan's silk ribbon
mill, at Patersou, met today and voted
to stop all "setenadlng" and following
of non-union weavers who go back to
work. Such action, it was dcclated,
was detrimental to tho cause of the
Tho strikers Issued a. statement de
claring that tho main body of the
weavers is not responsible for tho old
tashloned custom of Intimidation.
Walcott Puts McKeever Out.
Hy r.chile M'liV from The AwotUliM l'reu.
Walrrbury, Conn,, Jlaicli St, To tlioiiaand
people at the Auditorium tonight eaw ,1oe Wal.
colt, of New Yorlc, eatlly put Charlie McKeeser,
of Philadelphia, cut ot the running In the Mxtli
round of what wjj to have been a Ground tie.
Tor five rounds McKctur Majed itimclj, iecev.
Ing some terrific punlhirent on (hi body, but
hoitly before tlio end cf the lth round a
punch our the brut Jid the trick
Conductor Kills a Negro.
Dy Uuluslve w'lin from 'I be Associated 1'ieu.
nnnberlai'd. Jld., Manli Si. Conductor Henry
f-iullli, in ihaige of u Ilallimore and Ohio tut
freight, ordeird two negioe, who worn lealin,;
3 I I'll, nit the train at lirar Hun on the I'llti
lunc illiltion. thin morning, Tliey epenfd Ire
on him and lie n turned It fatally tlionllrig one
of the nejjrou In the head.
Yet the Situation in Russia Is Un
REGARDING THE KILLED
Four Victims Including One Woman
Are Mentioned Statements Re
garding: the Church Are False No
Trouble In the House of Worship
Until Cossacks Pressed 300 Into
the Church and Tought Them Back
to the Wnll.
Hy llichi'be Wire fiom The Avocialed IVw.
St. Petersburg. March 21. It is sig
nificant that though the police repot t
on tho recent riots, published as ex
pressly stnted, in order to correct false
tumors concerning the riots does not
deny the most serious of tho rumors
circulated, which are to tho effect that
men and women wore killed hero and
elsewhere. The report doe not men
tion the subject of the students. It
gives, however, the names of four who
died here, Including one woman. Tho
tcpoit is not generally credited with
being an Impartial statement It is
claimed that the passage relating to
tho disturbances In the church Is pnrtU
cularly distorted, manifestly, It Is said,
to prejudice the devout mils-sen against
the students, the intellectual element
and tin- factory workmen.
The statements that students entered
the church smoklhi; cigarettes, that a
student struck a. priest and another
student caught the chief ptiest rudely
by the arm. are discredited by eye
witnesses. The facts are, the tumble
occurred entltely outside the chinch,
until th j f'ossacks pressed SOO per
sons Into the church and fought them
to the back wnll. It Is nNo denied
that holy water was used to dtess the
wounds. The students sent n church
servant expressly for other water. It
Is lcaitied now that the police not
only prepated for the event themselves
but made previous arrangements at
one of thf hospitals for the antici
pated wounded. Thoy also had car
riages ready in neighboring coutt
nid.s. Lectures will hardly be posible for
tho remainder of the year nt any of
the higher institutions.
The participation ot the facloiy
hands in tho riots Is considered ex
tremolyi grave, so far as the future N
concerned. It Is understood that
measures will be taken Monday to
forestall the possible marching of la
boring men from tho suburbs to the
center of tho city.
The society of JltiShlan authors has
sent to all tho ministers a. protest
against the conduct of the police and
Strike troubles have broken out m
tho largest of the local Iron wml'i.
HOW THE STAMPS
MAY BE REDEEMED
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Has Issued an Important Circu
lar on the Subject.
Bj Ktcluiif M'lre fiom The .Woiittnl Vim
Washington, March 21. The commis
sioner of internal revenue litis Issued a
circular relative to the redemption of
documentary and ptoprletnry stamps.
It says that "unused documentaty and
proprietary stamps, Issued under the
provisions of the war tevoiiuo ait. for
which tho owners have no use. may be
tedeemed, but in nil cases theio will bo
deducted tho percentage. If any, al
lowed to the purchaser. Application for
tho tedemptlou of such stamps should
bo made to the collector of Interna!
revenue from wlmni tho same were
purchased, who will supply the appli
cant with Kurni IK and noeeary In
structions telatlve to the pieparatlon
of his claim.
"("Malms for the tedemption of ad
lioslve doounientoiy and proprietary
stamps, If purchased fiom u collector,
must contain his certltlc.ito ns to the
date and amount of purchase, if pur
chased from a dealer in stamp, sui h
dealer's certificate as to tho date of
sale to claimant and the certificate of
the collector as to dato of sale to the
dealer must bo furnished. .Stamps that
are not In the same condition as when
Issued will not be tedeemed, unless
their condition is tatlsfactorlly ac
"Documentary and proprietary stamps
can bo redeemed only when presented
In quantities of $2 or more faco value,
and no claim for tho redemption or
allowance for such stamps can be al
lowed unless presented within two
years after tho purchase of said stamps
from this government,
"All claims for the u-denipllon of
stamps imprinted on ediecks, drafts and
other Instruments must be enteied of
record and forwarded by the collector
of the district In which tho ouler fop
tlio imprinting of tho stamps was put
chased. If the claimant resides In a
district, other than that In which said
order was puroluised, his claim Miould
be prcpaied and deposited with tho
collector of the district in which he re
sides," Directions aio then given with tefei
ence to the forwarding of stamps for
redemption and other details.
An Anti-Clgftictto Bill.
Ily Kuclusbe Mire fiom The Amcm kited, Pie.
M. Paul, Marili ill. -Ily a tote of .' to nt (he
heme this afternoon n.ied tho mute hill pm.
liililtlug the manufartuic iuIo or giilug imuv of
Mrs. Nation to Lectihe.
Ily Knludio Wire fiom The Aoelated I'ie
Topeka, KaiiM. Mairh SI, r t'anl Natl.iu
has signed a rontuct lor ! lcctur. to ho clMn
In Cincinnati, Mie will icielie kMO f, r ,H.th
of the Iritureii and all nf her rAp-ina,
Shot Iff Johnson, of Dallas, Texas,
Claims to Have a Confession.
Ily Kuludto M'lre fiom The Auoclalcd I'reu.
Dallas, Tebj, Mrtrch 21. Sheriff
Johnson tonight made this statement.
"II. C. Henderson this evening con
fisied to me and County Attorney
Simmers that he is one of the Cuduhy
kidnappers. His confession was made
voluntarily. Ho stated that he had
squandered and used in fleeing from
Omaha most of tlio money ho got ns
his share In the kidnapping Job befote
T arrested him In this city as a suspect
1'iitly in February. County Attorney
Htuuuets asked Henderson why he had
not admitted Ids identity earlier and
"Ilerotofoie when I have been In
tumble I havo had a man between mo
and the court house, but now I sen
there Is no chance to get out of thir
teen sentences on my convictions hero
in Dallas for theft and t might as well
own up to the Omaha Job."
MRS. NARAM0RE KILLS
HER SIX CHILDREN
Awful Deed of an Insane Woman
at Coldbiook, Mass.
Iti- I.Mluii lr, (toiii Tiie Isson.iled l'ien.
Coldbiook, Mass.. Mareli Jl.Mrs.
Lizzie Xaranioie. while In a fit of in
sanity tills afternoon, killed her ids
children at her home, a farm house
half a tulle lrom tills village, and then
tried to take her own life.
The children ranged from 10 years to
a babe of ten mouths and their lives
were taken by their mother with an
nxo and a club. She laid the blood
dt em lied bodies on tho bod?, two on
one bed mid the other four on a bed
In another room, and then attempted
to take her own lire by cutting her
throat with a razor. When discov
ered she was In the bed on whl-'H tho
I odles of four children wens lying.
Kaeh of the children had evidently
received several blows, ns their heads
were terribly bruised and blood was
scattered In all directions about the
rooms. Mrs. N'aramoro had evidently
mad preparations for the deed, as
the doors were all locked and barred
with sticks ot wood.
About !i o'clock tonight Mrs. Xara
inore experienced n change for the
vote. and it Is believed she will not
live through the night. Her husband
has been In th" hotel, but he has not
made any request to see her since his
Text of the Communication to Rail
toad Presidents Officials Ob
ject to Speaking of It.
lb i:tluslie Who from The votiatfd Pie-,
Philadelphia, March 21. The letter
sent by President Mitchell, of tho
United Mine Workers of America, and
the presidents of the thiee anthracite?
coal districts to the operators, request
ing a Joint conference, was made pub
He hero today.
The communication includes the pre
amble and resolutions adopted by tho
tecent miners' convention at Ilozleton.
Pa., which authorized the national
board and district olllcers to negotiate
for a conference with the operators
nnd left the question of a strike to
their judgment, and continuing, says:
It i' M''dli. to sav tint the members and
ofOiers nt tho 1'iilted Mine Woikeu of Ameiii'.i
aie CMCcdinsb" il'tlmm of aveiliug htnkcs and
the untiling incidinc thereto; and it U (he
opinion of ihe oltleir.i ulirw ;unns aie attached
to tliil coiimiuiih'alion that if the riLfCnl.ltln
of the nutlir.iclte coil inirjimr nlko-iis wimld
Join with !! in baling ,i lonlrtrtii a an .unliable
solution could le lound: and we would therctore
ii'ipiest that If tin Migeitlom rotit illicit beitln
regarding rnnfeienre met with luur .ippinial
mu uotlty in at fvrjiilcTi, whin we will gladly
wait upon ou in tho ill f :'nv York oi at
nnv oilier pi no nliUU woi.M null ; our coniinb
We fiel lb,' ion Idi'Mid n tor the im muii
Per uf turn, women ind ildlduu ilcjicndcnt upon
the o.Ml Inditaire for .1 tin bin ml Ihm1iI Imp;
lot: to adopt ,i mm iluloi ' i oure m tri Itnij
II.U ktihji','1 ami to jei'iiin- the iiupendili;
llailroad ojruials In this city were
avrcro to (.peaking about tho letter,
and ?ome even declined to admit that
such a communication had boon re.
Coughlln Signs wltlt Washington.
Hy Ketitiie W'lie holll The .Uvxi.ite.1 Pifs.
Philadelphia. Manli SI. Willi (lie adoption of
the nlirdulc lor the ,caon of 1001 the meeting
of (ho Ameiiian 'league of luto bill clubs came
to an end lale tlili afternnon, 'he entile ira.
Moil was devoled b tho ionldi'i.itiou of ths
wl.cdulo and it was imanimomly Adopted. Man.
.iji r .lame Manning, nf th Wahinglon ilub,
tiudalit Mimed thiid baviiuii William Cunghllu,
nf Koruiton, Pa. tVnulilin plajed In KanH
City Iat tea-son.
Ily r.eliibe Miie from Tlio AMoclatrl 1'ten.
.Vew Veil:, Jf.iiih Si. Arrlitd: IVnnIiani.i,
llnmbuig, lloulo.no find I'll mouth. hilled
Kcfhington, Antwup la Soiillumpton! 'Aqtilt
alne, Ifiue. fjue.-iidowii Aitlicd: (JtTmanlc,
fioin 'cw York. Kall-di Trnlnnlo (fiom l,l.
erpool), N'ew Veil;. Hotterdam -llrd: Kol
trrilam. Ilouloxne and Xe,v Ycul..
Aid Asked for Destitute.
Il.v bulii'he Mho (rom Ihe Auoelated I'lew.
Indlauapolii, Uirdt SI. lluiernor Pmblii to
day isul a pioilamatlon lo the people of tho
Mute, afldng tor aid for the destitute ol Mem
phis, Clark count). Two bundled people) wne
rendered liomelen and ih',tliuti by fire nhkb.
binned flfly-five boustf.
Big Warehouse Destroyed.
Ily I'Acbikbe Mlro from The Atoclalcil Pre".
Chliogo. Manh Sl.I'iic lonigtit totally de
tiniiil the large wanhoue of J. . Void, John
on a Co., ni Mtrcnth flicet and M'abaali aio
nut'. The building and einylhlng In.ldo Mat
tnlniil. Tim los U entirely covered by lnur
iii.ee. rtesldcnt Dloa Congratulated.
Ilr t!i lii-lii' Mbe tmm 1h4 AvneliteH 'ir.
Mfsli (Il, Manh 21 -Provident Plat ii
Minifl hi oIHiIjI laboit lit the lillloiul patair
and rii'ilnil tlie ii ugiatulitlnni ol n hiimlirr ol
nsiple on lil ii'-toi.illon tn liW tLiual hiMllh
TROOPS TO BE
Both Russian and British Forces
Retire lrom Dis
STILL ON THE LOOKOUT
Soldiers to Leave at Five O'clock
This Morning Orders Issued That
No British Officer Shnll Leave
Camp Without Furnishing His Ad
dress to the Adjutant Marines Re
turn to Ships Arrangements by
tup French Commander Begarded
ns Completely Satisfactory.
Ily i:ihi-ip Wire from The Axsotiited 1'ie-s.
Pekln, March 22, 2 n. m. Tho Urltish
and P.usslan troops will be withdrawn
fiom the disputed ground nt Tlen
Tslii nt . o'clock this morning (Trl
diiy) thereby avoiding nil trmble nt
Older have been Issued, however,
that no Ttrltlsb oilleer shall leave, or
oen "sleep out" at night or go to
dinner, without furnishing his :iddres
to tho adjutant.
The Marines will lettlin to ilt- shins.
Admiral Seymour objects to nnv of the
Australian naval brigade, who volun
teered for service on the railway, te-n-ainlng.
The military authorities say
ln does not understand the nlttntion,
that his Interference Is uncalled for
nnd the the Australian marines tire
just the men needed.
The Russians havo oitleivd a tegl
ment to proceed from Port Arthur to
The arrangements by Oen3r.1l ll.l
lloud, the French commander, are 10
gr.rdiMl as completely satisfactory tnd
all danger of a collision betwvin the
Prltlsh and French Is consider 'd ob
viated. COMPANY'S OFFER FAIR.
Opinion of Chief Wllkins with Refer
ence to Jersey Central Wage Scale.
Ily KNcliulie Wire from The Associated Pre.-.
Wllkes-Uarrc. March 21.-C. TT. Wll
kins, chief of the Urothcrhood of Rail
way Conductors, held a conference In
this city tonight with tho employes of
the Central Railroad of New Jersey.
Tho company recently presented a
new scale of wages to Its trainmen
for their consideration. It Is said some
of the conductors were not satlsfleel
with the scale, but Cdilcf "Wllkins said
tft the Associated Press repot ter to
night that he thought the company's
offer was a fair erne nnd that It would
Relative to the position the conduc
tors would take-; In case the anthra
cite miners decided to go out on stt Ike,
Chief Wllkins said the trainmen would
hardly bo called upon to lake a' hand
in the comllct,
SEVEN ROBBERS KILLED.
Bond Dispeised by Captain Preiss
Ily i:ilu.-le Wile bom 'flic As-oii.ilrd Pies.
Uerlln. March 21. The oilleer com
manding tho Gorman troops in Pekln
cables to the war olllce here that owing
to the complaints of the Inhabitants
a band ot robbers bos been dispeised
by Captain l'relss. with a squadron nf
cavalry nt a village feiriy-elght kilo
metres west of I'oa-Tlng-Fu.
Seven of the robbers were kllb d and
wounded: the others were Imprisoned
and handed over to tin- Chinese court
for trial. Major Von Muehlmann lias
started from lMo-Tlng-Fu with thiee
conipnnlerf of Infantiy, a sctiadroti of
cavalry and a train of mountain artil
lery for place to tho eastward of Tao-Ma-Kuan.
lie Is proceeding against a
largo band of jobber-.
Hy lAiludic Mire fiom The Associated l'ie-,
llinbbiirg, Manh 21. -The .-lale eoiiuutioii
ot tlio Pennsylvania, Antl-tsiloon lraauo opened
in thLi ellv tonight with devotional eTerci-c.s,
followed by uddrnses by Itev. Dr. Hughes O.
fSlbbons. of Philadelphia, and William MiXally,
of tlaiiUlmrg. Ilcv. Dr. SI. M. Mucdv, of
New Yoik, will ve,tk tomorrow on "The llda
tlon of the Catholic, Chilli h In the Temper
1 1 1
Wish to Devlop Rubber.
By IWcluiiie W'lie Item The Afioelittd Prei.
Washington, Maicli 21. 'tin Jtafc of Amazoiu,
Iliacll. defiling to dciclop tho tutiber trade In
that wetion, offer a irduftloii ot 10 or l'i per
rent, of the export duties, on rubber and petrols
tdnn to cut and pack in Hi own bonded i-loiri
to .1 syndicate that will tuke chaigo of tho tude,
acconilng to Information icrelvcd ut tho mate
ikpirlnient fiom t'nlted ''toil"! (.'otnul Kenned ly
Rowe nnd Kelpor on Trial.
Py llxclutbe Mire from The Aa-ncUtcd 1'ieu.
Ilanlsburg. Match 81. Ilciirj1 Howe and Wat
hon Kclpei. who are alleged to liae hot and
killed L'jJiIer Chalice ltiau. of tlio Hallux
National bank, of llallfav, lajl Thuri-day, were
analsned in thu Pauphin county court today
(or minder and pleaded net guilty. 'Ihey wiiu
immediately placid 011 trial and almo.-t the
er-tlio day vm taken up In the selection of a
Rev, Levy Accepts.
Ily l'.clulve M'lra from The Attcclatrd l'ie.
Pldladelphla. Maii'h 'Jl Tie llev. Ilr. .1. I.eo
lurd laiy, anclalo 1 alibi ot Kriieselh ImoI,
bu at'crptcd hli election a labbl of the con
eicgallou of Ilodef Slialnni, of I'lttibuig, jt
in annual stipend of 7,ooe.
Murdered Tlnee Children.
Il. relu-lie Wire from Th Anclalril I're.
Walmllle, J JI.111I1 2l,--.laiuli IVarboinr,
uf ('III, Ion, miiidered hie Unci' ihihlun lo,.i)
with jn ae at their homo In (ha' town
TIIE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indication Today.
FAint LOWCff TCUPCKATURC,
1 C.ctieral Vaughan Hill lleported to tlic House.
lliw-lan Illot HomiU Ihagftrratecl.
Tiuce In ffo llrillh Adair In China,
2 neneral Carbonilale Department.
a I.ocil No Replies, to Silne M'orUts' Imita
tion. Wlk MiIUm Issue 1 Statement.
Xotn and Coiiment.
6 1-ocal Cleicr Ittue nt llemoeiaile (oimiilmn.
Objections to the I'ropesed Sllncri" httiU.
C Local We-t Seranloit and Suburban.
T (Jeneral Xotlhea.lcrii lVtmy!urJ.i.
I'lnancijl and Commercial.
8 I.oial-I.he Kew cf the IncitutlUl Wotld.
NO OPPOSITION TO
His Candidacy Favored by Congiess-
man Connell Aspirants for the
Tederal Court Offices.
Bpo.-'.l fiom ! Staff (.'orte.ponde'i'
Hai-ilMiurir, March 21. Cougrc-anuii
-Minell left lor Wasblnglon at J. M thli
tiftcinoon. to look after the lining of
tho new Federal coutt offices. He Is
committed to the candidacy 'if .Judge
Arcbbald. of Lackawanna, for Judge;
i-sc-Seiiator McCattell, of Dauphin, for
i-lstrlct ntlotney, nnd Sol Raeharch.
of Wllke.s-Hano. fofmaislial. He will
consult with Senator Pentose before
announcing ills choice for clerk.
There Is po opposition to Judge
Arcbbald and ex-onator McCatiell
has practically n clear Hold.
Mr. Hacliaraeh would be falrlv sine
of the mcrshalshlp. If It were not for
the f.irt (hat the present maishal of
the dlsttlct. Fied C. Leonard. Is a
resident ol Potter countv, which I In
the newly formed disttlct. II- has ten
months yet to serve as matshal of the
western district. If npopinled for the
iii'iv disttlct, he will have a term of
four yeats. He ! satlslled to enter
Into nnv arrangement which will save
him fiom being legislated out of of
llee, nnd probably snnm such arrange
ment will be made. One means lo this
end which bus been considered l to
l;ae some one temporal Hy appointed
for the western district until Mr.
Leonard can gain icsldence tlieto .-.nil
then appoint him permanently for the
new four-year teint. T. ,1. Duffy,
M. E. CONFERENCE
Second Day's Session at Stroudsburg
Is Full of Interest Young
Py Kclii,- Wire iioin The Aa-oilitcd I're.s
Stroudsburg. Pa., Match 21. The sec
ond day's session of tho Philadelphia
Methodist Kpltcop.il conference was
lull of interest. Ulshop Joyce made a
Mil rln e addtess to the young jiieach
ot'R Just admitted.
The class this year Is composed of
Charles Wesley Hums, Henry H, Noon,
Thomas S. Mlnker, Daniel A. Klnkle.
Alvln h. f'ojiper. .lohn Fllety, William
'. Hiving, A. Lincoln Shnlloop, n.
('nffmnu. II. P. Morgan did not take
the examination, c.hniles H, shirk was
also admitted. Wllmer K, Coft'man was
continued on ttlnl in the second sear,
but was excused from .studies of the
year. Charles II. Stride was admitted
Into full membership. Hugh V. Mor
gan was conl lulled on til.il In the sec
ond year studies.
Rev. J. (!. Rlekcfton je.id tlie 'leport
of tho Philadelphia Collegiate Institute
The committee on twentieth cen
tury thank nffeiiug lcpoiied as fol
lows: Thus far the iln.ulal efforts under
this movement In our conference ter
tltoiy has been conllned largely lo tlio
paying of debt on our church and par
sonage property. At the last si'sslon
of our annual conturetice It was te
poited that during the pi needing year
$lfvO.O.!S had been paid on church In
debtedness, then- yd icmaltiod debts
amounting lo M.Mfi.OTl. During the
ptesent year the eifort to get rid of
this heavy load has continued wltlt
notable success and about $'.'00,000 will
be paid on this nccoiml.
Tho entile amount ii-poited for tho
thank oiferlng was $;iji,!is.'i.
Seveial anniversaries were held to
night. m -'-
Advance in Iron.
B, Dviiudie Wira from Tin- AhsocIiIhI Pien,
Pilt.hurg, Muili 21. Ileselller pig iion hai
been avh.nid-l again, a aalo ot fiu tliomind
ton having been made at $lfi.V) at the valley
futnafifi, Thl in emilralent to -417.''."i a ton de.
llified in PitUburg. Hie latttt pi lie It $t a
ton hlcher 1 han ww paid by the Carnegie corn
piny lor the l.'iil,(Ml ton contract placed two
month? itcn. sheets aie 4ifl a ton hlgheii bills,
il hlgheri plate, jlO loer, and lin, V!
Effotts to Consolidate Furnaces.
fly Hvela-be M'iie from Tlie A-rorlalisI Picni.
oiing.tuwn. Manh 21.- It U lepnrted here
that flloiH are being 11 dc lo loiwdldite all
the bl.il iinnicee in Ihlw dlsliht. While the
Mahoning vallcv maKtiM aie ieirint as to (heir
petition in tlic matter it is htaled that several
of the leadlm miiiufjrtiiitr.. of pig (mu In
Ihli el!)' will decline w enl'r the piopm-d
California Oranges Rotting.
Ity t.'clubf Mini fiom Tl.o Aieoclated I'ren.
(hleago, Maich 21.- OlilcliN of the f-anta Vc
lallroad loday ioiifl nied irporu from California
thai mlllioni of iloll.ua north of manges in
Hut Mate ar lottlna in the packing hou-ci
iind on the grounds of the grove, becaue ol
Ijm U of traiicpoilallon facilliies in movii lite
D. & H. Trainmen Oet Increase.
Hy Kxrtiiilie M'he from The AteurUtnJ I'rev,
M'llkei-Ilarre. llaicli 21. The Iklawain and
Ibidvii riallioad cirnMny bai rm-led nolltos
Citing the trainmen naplojed on the 10.1l
bunrhe an liureav; In wage of troin tbe lo
twenty ernta a daj.
The Governor o, New York Posi
tively RCiiises to Be Made
a monkcu 01.
EXCITEMENT AT ALBANY
Mr. Odcll Settles All Doubt its to
Who Will Be Governor of New
York by Notifying: Mr. Frank Plate
That He Will Tnko No Ordcts.
Will Not Sign the Police Bill.
Hy l.xiliulte Wire fiom The Adulated Pics
Albany. Mulch 21. It is Odell. Ilu
settled all doubt last night as to who
Is governor ot the stute when he told
Frank Piatt that he would not take
the oiders nnd the police bill which
Senator Piatt had sent up to him. The
bill wan a metiopolltau police niensui-j
for the district Included in Now Yorlc
city and In the Croton wnteished, and
the orders wete to havo it Introduced,
passed and signed. Mr. Odell said ho
would not sign It. He said this in
language which none can misunder
stand: "I shall not sign It." said tho gover
nor, "nnd I do not desire to sign any
other iolle legislation for Xow York-.
I should piefer to bo on pleasant terms
with Mr. Piatt, but I ought not to be
asked to mako a fool of myself. Frank
Piatt lit ought up here today a metro
politan police bill wltlt a provision In
it that Its constitutionality might bo
tested In tho courts aftr it should
be enacted nnd before It should go
Into etfect, by a. (uo warranto proceed
ing to try the title to ills olllce of the
state superintendent of police for tho
metropolitan district, whom I ntn ex
pected lo appoint under the bill. I
won't be made n monkey of.
"I told Mr. Frank Piatt so and ho
said some uiiilcnsant things nbout my
political future, but I havo the duties
of my office to consider and I will not
sign a bill like this."
Mr. riatt's Statement.
New York, March 21. Senator Tho.
C Piatt tonight gao out a statement
concerning police legislation, In which
he says: t
fcoine tio-vu en are trjirR In tinko a qi'i'f
lei betwrnfiuicmor OJHI atidt-jjclf. In y
will not nuoccrd.
As to much has been said about, police legls.
lalion, it aecnn to mo proper that I tdiould Male
ny own position. The laws againt gamblinr.
dlsnrdeily lei-oits, ailei cf liquor under prohib
ited conditions mil other lawn for tho iupprc
aion of lice in the city ot New York aie wot
nforcul by the police. Tlio police appear in
be pnlcttii! the Hnbi rakers. Such protection
can enly bo explained on the theory that money
u leliig paid therefor by lawbreaker. Thu
condition haie ticomo no bad tint citizen
biro been forced tn oiganue a committee to d,i
the work which ought to be done by the police.
11 ii evident that nurli illegal leortn a gnu
blir.g lioiiH'H and pod loom, cannot exist unle.e
their location ind the facilities which they
olfer are geneialh- kno'Mi.
Tlie pollio leablation en.ietcd at t tic present
e.lon of (he lcgislaloie wan llioui,lit by sonii
tn be an adeipiate icnudi for the ciiM thr-i
eclating. Ilio only rllect ot tliU ligUlaliou
i-'cim lo ban- been tn Intre.w tlie rffleiemy of
the police force a an agency tor the encourase
nient cf clime and the colli ctlon of nionri from
rrlmlnaN. I do not ii'id'itird that tlminior
Ok'll takes IbMie with me on ,-iry of the fan
aboie tateil. I 'llnI.iT-t vjn 1 tli.it he iloet noc
dislie to picpusc aildiilonal polho legldatiou
for the city of New loik during tho preciic
mlon of the legislature, bci.iue the pioi.io
tlon by him of any new legislation at iU nes
fion would idai-e him In a mole or le nntj(.
oliihllo po-Itlou to the lieu eicwd by him
in hie fiiit mii-age in tlie legblatuie, and be.
cimo id the iltbnw uf New Yiuk elty do not
111.0 police klicMnad their bet lemrily l n
lie found not by an ipp, ,d tn tlie lrgldature hue
at the polN.
The giiwnior ).inlikr tlie o ohjectlona t.
.iildlllcr.il polhe li;i-htlon nt thU ehinn ot
the liali-laitiro sound. I do not. 'Ibis it th,
oub- ditleiince bttween t.
In the lie ir (iilni.i (lino will probably lx t
ronfeiciue of foiuo leaihu of the Republican
piily. I hue im interest in ibi miller cviept
to adviia) wlnt MiiiiH lo inc to be (or the pubbo
good. 1 am nadr in accept any com luv.ir
wbli b may be reai I id at ,rh a lonfcienie.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Ity I'lclmiie Wire fiom 'Ihe liuild l'iee.
Heading, Manli VI. llev. Dr. 1'rederlcl. .
Miiehhnhrig, who Hies here and wa one of t i
besi laimvu l.u'.bii.in clergimen In Amem i,
1 1 lilt cl. died here tills altriiioou, aged SJ. Ho
w.i-i tho tio-t piesident of Muehlenbcrg collea ,
ami for lourtern lears va l.ri'iL pinfisor in
the rnlieii-lly cf Ptnnylianli
llo-loti, Mink SI. ealdrgrjui leeched t v
I. I'cler C'laih, general nuperlntindent of tint
cistern ill'ttict ot tho New Yoik and New llanip
Khlie, aniioiimeil the dialh of ( haile 11, ( iarl .
former prenhluit of tlio mail (in I pre.ldeut of
Hie Iloalou Trnnln.il coinpanv at Nice, nhrio
ho had gouo la fearch nf lic.ilth,
Mllttantce, Mirch 2I.-I:. M. Shape, one of
Ihe ohlent tclrgrapii men in (hi country, die,
lieie today ot anno pneumonia. Mr. shape
has been chief opiratoi ot the Mit-tcrn I'nlon
Telegraph eompany aL llm point tor the pasi
Six Millions In Liquid Air.
Ily i:clusltn Wire from Tlie Asnclitcd 'ies.
Tuiilon, Manh Sl.The ronwlldated Itallua.
Mghtlng and Itcfiigcrallng eompiuy waj incor
piralel bio today with mi authorized capii.il
cf tl',0li,'"'i(l, li eoiupiny u Ininied to inau.i
tacture and hupply the electricity. g., oil, coin
ptcised or llipilil air to ho ued in eonneitioii
wllli tho lighting, heating, lei.'iucratlng, iinlli
alliig aid cleaning of t.ill'uy cara and lclilclee
of all klndi.
Died at n Horse Sale.
Hy i:clu.lie Mhe from Tim j.oilalcd I'rei5.
kcbaroii. Pa., Maicli 3l.--Mrllo atlending
liorte rale hero Ihli allernrun .lir.inl.ih D. I'ither
wai ttiitken with apoplexy and died. He was
treasurer nf tho county iihmlioii'o and uai ,e
former dlrntor of the pour, Mr. Cither
71 J can ui age.
M'a.lilnatou, Manh l'i. I'orcrait for
lilday and Mluidi.ii a item Pcnn'jl-lanla-l'alr
1'ild.i.i and piobibly satur
ilait loiM'i iimperaliiie I'rldaji hrlit
Witt to toulhwol winds.