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SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING. MARCH 25, .1001.
Rocku Mountain Phuslclans Estab
lish Hospital tor Victims o!
A WORTHY ENTERPRISE
Tin ns to Establish nn Institution
Near Denver City Which Will En
able the Impecunious to Ra:eivo
Treatment for Tubciculosls nt
Moderate Charge and Pay for the
Same by Services Rendered in
Some Sort of Light Work It Is
Hoped to Make the Colony Self
supporting, but Aid Will Be Solic
ited from Various States.
1U i:iln.ir Mi ip I l Tlir .Woe i.ile.l li ,-.
Denver. Col.. Muu-h 21. To save the
In os of thousands of persons belong
lns to other stales from death by
iiitiorculosls 1m tlic object of an organ
ization of Denver physicians ami other
professional men anil women for the
establishment and maintenance of the
llueky .Mountain Industrial Sanitar
ium, which has Just been Incorporated
'Hie organization alms to be national
In Its scope and lias the Indorsement
and support of many of th? foremost
physicians of the Fnltcd States. Its
purpose is to aid the emit majority
of tuberculosis, patients in poor or mod.
e'rtte circumstances who come to Col
orado and other mountain states In
me hop,, that the climate and altitude
"ill aid In effecting a cure, and who.
almot Invariably, either from lack
of nifauH or prupi'r dliectlon. are im
mediately surrounded by conditions
which preclude Improvement or rccov-
Tin story of the tortures and haul-s-
nps r.t the consumptive of moderate
means who leav.es home and friends
and attempts to make his way In a
h riin.ee illy wlille battling for health,
would (111 olutncs. A large majnrlt
oi thoM coming to Denver are forced
into ofllce work or other clerical em
ployment and live In chenp boarding
houses, where the food, sanitation and
ventilation arc poor, to say the least.
I'lider such circumstances improve
ment Is rare and recovery !inpos!bK
The attempts will be made through
auxiliary societies to reach these pa
tients before they l.-avo their homos In
other slntes. so that they may be start
ed on the search for health with as
cheering an outlook as may be atford
i'd by ptoper medical care, nourishing
food. cli?orful surroundings and an
outdoor life In a sunny climate.
To Remo e a Danger.
Th" problem of how best to care for
t'n- vast multitude allllcted with tuber-
ulosN and at the same time remove a
great public danger has long puzzled
Hie lnlglit.-x't minds In the medical pro
fession. The subject has been (lis.
i ussi'd at every national and state
meeting for years. Out of all the
theories and schemes suggested, Den
ver physicians, after much study, have
organized In an attempt to evolve
something practical. In this they have
bad the advice of prominent doctors
In other cities, who hope that the ulti
mate result will be the removal of con
sumptlves from large cities, thereby
solving another hard problem.
Their plan provides for the erection
of a sanltorlum about twenty mll"s
from Denver, to be conducted as an in
dustrial colony. A largo amount of
money will be required. This It Is ex
pected can In; raised by the "cottage
To secure these endowments by In
dividuals, fraternities, clubs, societies,
ihurelics. college alumnae, labor
unions, etc., the Young AVomen's Sanl
torlum auxiliary has been organized. A
branch of this auxiliary will be estab
lished in every olty and town In the
It will be the duty of this society to
co. operate with the board of directors,
to secure money for the endowment of
the cottages, to raise funds for a
library, to collect furnishings for the
cottages and to interest wealthy peo
ple in the sanltorlum. By utilizing the
labor of patients It Is expected thnt
nearly all of the work of the institu
tion will be performed, the entile sani
tarium supplied with provisions, and a
great variety of remunerative Indus
tries carried on. The Industrial naturo
of the Institution will enable patients
to avail themselves of a change of ell
mate while the disease Is In Its In
elplency and before they ai-o Incapaci
tated for light open-air employment.
The motto of the Institution Is:
"Helping others to help themselves Is
the best charity." The Institution Is
not for pi-oilt. No dividends can be do
flared, anil the net earnings will bo
used for the Improvement and better
ment of the enterprise.
The Incorporators of the Itoeky
Mountain Sanltorlum are: William ii.
Gnbbbery.assoclntu justice of the Colo
ia.do Supreme court: Charles Hartzell,
attorney: A. Mansfield Holmes, M. D.
The Denver promoters declare that
sucjeess can como only by the people of
each state which has consumptive pa
tients lending a helping hand in plac
ing t ho Institution upon a substantial
worlflng basis, UnlesB such co-operative,
support comes torn citizens of
other communities, their Invalids will,
s heretofore, meet with hordahlps and
The Institution has been In operation
In an experimental way for several
months and tho results so far have
been most encouraging.
The International Trust company Is
tho deposoltory for tho Sanltorlum,
and donations of funds are safeguard
ed by tho constitution, which gives the
directors supervision of the expendit
ure of all moneys.
The benefits of the sunltoi luni are
briefly set forth In the prospectus as
It will remove a constant source of
danger from the private, homes und
hotels of our cities.
It will provide home comfort and
proper hygienic and sanitary conditions
H will provide treatment by special
ists abreast of the times.
It will secure obedience of patients to
the laws of health.
It will secure the advantages of cli
mate long known to be of great, benetlt
In checking tubercular processes.
It will furnish a. homo for patients
who tire financially tumble to avail
themsetves of a favorable climate ut a
time when It will be of great benefit to
them and nt a time when they arc yet
able to perform light work and to bo
to n degree self-supporting.
It -will furnish nn opportunity to pa
tient who are financially able to pay
for the privileges of the Institution to
take up light outdoor employment
suited to their tastes and ability. If
they so choose, thus uniting the entire
institution upon the broad plane of
TO PURCHASE THE
Big Hallway Deal Which May Be
Consummated Within the Course
of n Few Days.
Fpiciil to Hit Scranton Tiibtitie.
Ilarrlsburg, .March 21. A meeting Is
to be held here Tuesday by the piotno
ters of the Council Park and Speedway
Transit company to discuss the pro
position of buying out the Scranton
Negotiations to this end have been
under way for soin? time and It is un
derstood an offer has been asked for
and made and that Its acceptance Is
not unlikely, but very probable.
The Republican Organization of the
Empire State with Him Confer
ence at Fifth Avenue Hotel.
By Lxclu'lsc Win- frem The Associated Piest.
New York, March 21. Leading re
publican politicians of this city met
In Senator Piatt's rooms at the Fifth
Avenue hotel ths afternoon and were
In conference for several hours. As a
icsult of the conference It was resolved
to attempt no police legislation this
The conference adjourned subject to
the call of Senator Piatt, whenever In
his Judgment police legislation seems
Long before the time for which the
conference was called the corridors of
the Fifth Avenue hotel were tilled with
state leaders and members of the legis
lature. Kvery one of the leaders sum
moned to the conference attended.
There was a large sprinkling of local
politicians and many up the state poll
tlclans who were attracted to the place
of the conference, but who wete not
summoned as participants.
Though no one would say It directly,
all who attended the conference ad
mitted that It had come to the views
of fiovernor Odell and It was consid
ered that he had virtually triumphed
and that the organization was with
This evening Senator Piatt gave out
th" following statement:
"The general opinion of those at the
conference was that the police condi
tions existing in New York ought to
have the attention of the legislature,
but that It would be useless to pass
any bill, as the governor lias declared
that ho would veto II.
"Some of those present favored a
state police law and others favored a
metropolitan district, but it was con
ceded by all that nothing should be
done nt present.
"I regret the situation, as I believe
that some action by the legislature is
Important for the city and the Itepub.
llcan parly, and I think that such will
be the opinion of the general public,
soon. Hut If nothing Is to be done and
it the present bad conditions are not
to be submitted, the legislature Is not
responsible for thnt.
"If It turns out In the next munici
pal election that the Judgment which
1 have given upon the subject has been
wrong, then I shall be glad that Tam
many has been left In control of the
POSTAL ROBBER RETURNED.
Joseph A. Conlan, Who Disappeared
with Mall Pouch Is Captured.
Il.v i:Uwlo Win- fiom IV Associated I'ro-s.
New oK, Man Ii St. -.Int-rplt A. foul m, Mho
was imploynl n u clcik in poMofd i 1i.im.Ii II
mi Liwlncton iiM'iiiie until Fell. 'VI, when he
dlsappraicd with a null pouch font lining iMO.Wj
worth of government pioperty in the shape of
inoicy (.i J( m and tamp, was broujiht baik lu
this city tixlny in the custody of Postofflcc In
pector.s -lames and Jacob ,ind Fulled Mates
.Maishal Shine' and Delcitlwi lt.ijn, the at iH0
of San FmiicUoo,
Conlati was tweed by tin, Inspectors srioas
the country and thin flout place to plate on
thu Pacific slope,
Ice Palace Destroyed.
By r.xtlusho Wire from Th Associated Pins.
Philadelphia, March 2t. The Went l'aik lie
palace at rifty-secend and Jefferson streets, was
entirely destroyed by (lie early this inortitnjr,
erlaillni; u loaa of about $l(Vi,oni), on whirl, then
Is an insurant o of about ff75,t0. The building
was uvd both ni u rink for lr.e skatlnc anil
for the- manufacture of lie for commercial tisrs
und was owned by the York (I'j.) lie Manufac
turinic company. The season of winter sport
dosed at llio lie palace last nildnlcbl.
Ily Lxcluslie. Wire from The Associated I'tejs,
New York, Maitli it. -Airbed: Hturla, 1,1 v.
erpool und Qurcnstown, Liverpool snivel:
I'mbrlii, New- Hrk sla Ijjecnslowii, (nirciw-ton-Silledi
btnanla (frum l.lveipool), .lw
Emperor Nicholas Meets with His
Ministers to Consider State
ol Public flltalrs.
Are Expected in Home of Prince
Viegashy Who Has Been Dis
graced for Petitioning the Czar to
Consider Grievances of the Stu
dents Arbitration at Marseilles.
Other Emopeau News.
By Kuhi'he Mile fiuin The Avuiimeil l'iri.
St, Petersburg. .Match 24. The poli
tical situation Is so serious that Km
pcror Nicholas had a meeting of tho
ministers yesterday to consider tha
state of public affalis. Threatenin;?
letters have been received from Lieu
tenant Oenetal KotiritpatUlu. minister
of war; Mr. Nouvatleff, minister if
Justice, and M, Siplagnlu, minister of
the Intel lor.
Itenewed tlomonitiatlons on a gr-a'
scale are expected tomoriow. It Is
expected that Prince Viegashy has
been disgraced for petitioning the czar
to consider the grievances of the stu
dents. Lagowskl, the provincial olllelal who
last Friday attempted to assassinate
Ii Ivy Councillor Vollednnostzcff. pro
curator general of the holy synod. Is
a disciple of Count Leo Tolstoi, nnd
he has asserted that the act was one
of tevenge for the excommunication
According to a special dispatch to tho
I!osay, the governor general of Kleff,
lleneral Dragomrloff, has published a
i lot ordinance similar to that publlslnd
by Ueneral Klegjels In St. Petersburg
nnd declaring that the mllitiiry will
be called otit unless the ordinance Is
Tile day passed quietly lu St. Peters
burg. Some forty thousand persons
promenaded about noon along the v
skoi. The crowd dwindled to normal
proportions when It became apparent
that nothing would happen. The
promenaders were for tho greater part
Cossacks Dispel so Workmen.
London, March 2.".. The Dally Mall
publishes the following, dated March
1M, from IN St. Petersburg i:orrospond
cnt: "Yesterday (Saturday) live bundled
workmen from tho Obuchower metal
works paraded on the Xevskol pros
pect. On the way thither they demol
ished the state brandy booths. Klght
hundred Cossacks, with drawn .swouls,
met the workmen and a sanguinary
encounter ensued. The number of
killed and wounded is kept secret.
"The police have discovered a. plot
against the life of the czar. It ap
pears that a group of students drew
lots and that the fatal choice fell to
the son of a prominent gentleman. The
student told bis father and the latter
Infromed the czar. Imploring him to
leave St. Petersburg."
The St, Petersburg correspondent of
the Dally Kxpress says: "In the last
encounter at the Narva gate one hun
dred workmen are reported to have
been hilled or wounded by the Cos
Market at Berlin.
lleilln, March 21. The Vmerlcau Iron
market reports exercised a strong In
fluence upon the (lerman bourses last
week, giving unusual strength, and
also Inspiring a hope that the (let-man
Iron trade had tinned the corner. Some
Iron men expressed the opinion that
the worst has passed,
fiorinan wire makeis having large
New York orders, ate planning to raise
the ptlce of pig Iron.
"There Is a feeling among manufac
turers." says the Cologne flazette,
"that American makers through the
trust will Hood tho Kuropean market
with machine tools, and therefore (ier
man makers will ask for Increased pro
tection." Tlie pig Iron production during Feb
ruary was 024,2fiS tons, or a decrease of
4.4W) tons, this being the first month
showing a decrease.
Arbitration at Marseilles.
Marseilles, March 24. The proposed
arbitration of tho differences Involved
In the strikes has led to a general re
laxation In the situation. The meas
ures of the police are now less strict.
All troops have been removed from
the streets and other public places, al
though retained under arms In bar
racks. This morning the street car lln?s be
gan running Intermittently nnd n reg
ular service on all lines Is promised.
The strike of the bakers has not
proved serious. Bread was delivered
to all customers today.
The general situation Is one of calm.
Brussels, March 25. Le Petit Hleu
announces that the celebrated Jesuit
scholar, Abbe Itenard, professor at the)
University of flhent, has broken off
relations with the church lu order to
RIOT AT RACES.
Spectators Invade tho Track and Set
Eire to Paddocks.
Ily Kuliuhe Wltc Item Tlie Aoc later! Iie.
lliutsi.lt, Mairh '.'l.-'lhe rairs at flmendJl
today ivew wptrndod on an cunt of a no'
ai.vmtf tin apecUtoic. In the flrt i.Tic three
hoies were Ut Jl the pot. The Judge per
mlttrd the remit to ktand.
Pnufcrt at this decision tho pedatora in
vaded tho track, bloke the rail. e the In tin.
paddocks and only desisted bom the work n
demolition when the Judges proinUed to nluoi
all bits en lioi'ics left At the pott.
Murdered by Brigands,
n.v r.telushe Wire from Tho Associated Pi cm,
Tien Tsin, .March 21. The llev. Sinnelionse, of
the Loudon Mlulonary socle)', has been nuir
lered by brigand,, fourteen miles can of Tien
MRS. NATION HOOTED.
Atchison Mobs Will Not listen to
By Ftcluilre Wir from The Asaecisttd Treat.
Atchison, Kan., Mnreli 34, Mm. Nation infl
with a seiy told teieptlon bete last eierdtiir,
she altempled to addtrws larjre iiowd In the
batroom of the llryan liolel when she waa hooted
repeatedly by the mob, The bartender mounted
the bar thn-e timet in an effort t leslore order
and to aeetne) for Mrs. N'atlon a respectful
bearlnsr. Jin. Villon' famois mrs-e waa on
tlie point of diseilliiK her, as theie teemed tu
be no otic who wan In V.Miipathy with her.
After trying to tlk for noine time she gave
It up and, lu the nilndr of two policemen,
she went nut on the sheet. Ileie she attempted
I, enter another Joint but stopped by the
chief of poliif Willi th temark that idie bad
belter co to l.tr headquarters befote any further
tionble should ensue, sli" took Ids oibiee and
was taken lu a Iiiijk.s- by the ivllie and leinoied
flout the mob,
Kansas ('Ily, Msnli 21. After an eienttul day
at l.p.m'iiwonh, Jli. (atile Nation airbed hei',.
IhU eieulinr and bit immulldleb tor St. Louis
in mute for I'lnilnn.ul. wheic'l.e Is booked
to ilclher half .1 deem Ititiuvs. It was believed
she would make an ullrmpt at Joint sniaililns
hi l.cawnwoith, but two policemen letnalned
with her all the time she was in thai iltj. She
wniilml tu make .1 spf,,h In the Leatenwottli
Opera hou-e, but this was 1,kI;,iI aRainst h-r.
She thin attempted to speak en the public
pure, bill the offlier stopped her. Later -he
set nt to the Miiilinin put of tlie elly and ad
ibevrd all audleiite ol ,Vsi enioiM on a saial.t
she sl.llnil tho .Vnliou.il SoldlnV home at
Foil l.tMietiwoilh and bin abusing lloieinor
IIiiwIjiiiI for allowliif a lanleen to be lun on
the grounds, fter llsteninir in l.er a shnit,
lime tin- Rosernor called a captain of -ollio
nml had hit- escorted o-r lite grounds! and
phiied ill ,i ear (or the city, (long the rout
tiom Leavenworth to Kansas cllv she made
tear phitfoun speeches at esery stop.
The Committee of Fifteen Sends a
Letter in Regard to Move Against
Vice In the Tenements.
Ily Fsilu-ise Hue tiom The As,oiiaied l'ie..
New York, Jlarch 21. The commit
tee of fifteen today sient n letter to
Oovernor Odell warmly endorsing the
recommendation of the tenement hoiife
commission in regard to the driving
out of vice from the tenement houses.
The commission devoted much time to
this question, which was one of the
things which called It Into the field and
It Is expected the full committee will
go to Albany on Tuesday, when a hear
ing on the report of the tenement
house commission will be held before
the cities committee of the legisla
ture. The letter roads In part as follows:
Tho cieat-st of fKiliti esils Is the intiusiui
and wide extension of prostitution In the tene
luent houses, the houses in schieh the gieat
mass of wjcc euiier ale tompHled to Hie.
There sslll, piisli.ibl.s- tor totig time to coin",
eontlini" to bo eliire'ieiices ct opinions as to th-iieic-esllv
of pioteiilij ihlldreu of tender je.its
fieni cliwe tontiit with deprasit.s. An Intimate
.lrrjualntaiiee wllh adult vlee (.hould, at least
nut b" foned upon rhildien by permitting sinli
sliv to iKt.i'liale Into the scry hou-cs in which
lliej lice. The ny of patents when they as'i
mi-iid- feir the opportunity of brlnsing up their
rhlMii-n If an .ilmospheie fne from the twllii.
thui of the most degrading forms of moral evil,
i-lio:lM sute-ly be- be-eeled.
The letter says that the law at pres
ent on the statin - books has not met
the situation anil what Is needed Is a
law that will place the responsibility
for the existence of v'ce In the tene
moms on the shoulders of tho land
lords. This, the committee says, the
legislation proposed by the tenement
hoiiho commission will do.
BISHOP JOYCE TO
Some Good Advice Given at the
Methodist Episcopal Conference
lis i:cliisise Wue fioni The Assoc ialeel Puss.
Slroudsburg, Pa., March 21. In con
nection with the annual session of the
Philadelphia Methodist Kplscopal con
ference, Jllshop I. V. Joyce today In
llveied an address on Christ's Instruc
tions to pieachers In the Methodist
Kplscopal church. He said In part:
"There Is nothing so bad In the
world as human nature, yet men
should not bo derplf-ed for wrongs
committed In the past. The true
pieacher will not be continually nag
glng men for their faults. Like the
good Shepherd he will seek the wan
dering ones and not pelt them with
stones, but lift them on his shoulders
and bring them back to their true
home. He urged the young men to
take the Master with them wherever
they went anil then the coldest
churches would be the most cheerful.
It Is not where you are, but what you
are. that brings success.
"It Is not so much what the preacher
says, but how he says It. Do not have
too much vinegar In your makeup.
Service for Christ always pays."
Deacons ordained this morning by
Ills-hop Joyce were: Hev. Morris S.
Mlnker. Daniel A. HInkle. John Vnt
chom, Alvln J. Cooper, John Klllery,
Francis A. Monlove, Howard E. Velk
Iser, William L. Oanu, Albert M. Win
ter, Kdmund .1, Redding, Oeorgo W.
Sheetz. Tho bishop this nfternoon or.
dalned the following as elders: -W. K
WlllliiKWcrlh. Harvey H. Johnson,
John Kdwards. (leorge '. Hensoy,
Ocorge L. Schaeffer. Jr., Wllmer K.
(Yiffman, Kverett D. Decker, Jacob It.
Jesuit House Closed,
Ily Lxiliisiso Who fiom The Associated Piess.
Madrid, ilarih 21. Pet-patches fioni Lisbon
say that a cabinet council has cloed tho chapel
of the elrters and withdrawn the sanction of
the statutes fioni th-i associations of Maram
blque mlolon.irles and lh.it the church of St.
Fianela and St. I'.inl has become Hoje properly
and a .lemiit house has teem cla-i-d,
Eatnl Result of a Quarrel.
Ily I'.jelusive Wire finm Tlie Associated Press.
Alexandria, bid., March 24. William ami
.lames (illmoic, negroes, brotheis, who with their
whc oi-eiipiiil the same lioue, quarreled tenia
ener a tihlal nutter, when William Hred two
rhots at Ills Inollier with fatal etfrit, .lames
elied lu an hour. Ills brother was lodged In
A Japanese Squadron, Admlra
Tsushima Gominnndlno, Leaves
Nagasaki tor Korea.
SITUATION IS SERIOUS
Urgent Instructions Have Been Is
sued by the Minister of War Gen
eral Viscount Katzoma to Com
manders of Forts to Attend a Con
ference in Toklo to Consider Ques
tions of Home Defense Feeling of
the Country Is Uneasy and In
By Kulusiie Wue fioni The As-oi ialeel 1'iess
London, March 2.,. "A Japanese
squadron, Admltal Tsushima com
manding, left Nagasaki Saturday for
Korea," says the Yokohama corre
spondent of the Dally Mall.
"Oenetal opinion here Is that the
situation Is setlous. I'lgent Instruc
tions have been Issued by the minister
of war. General Viscount Katzotira, In
the commanders of foils to attend a
conference In Toklo to consider alios
tlons of home defense.
"The war rumors are causing a fall
In prices on the various bourses. Tho
foellnc of the country Is uneasy and
Intensely antl-UussIa, but the cabinet
shows no Indications of Its policy."
The dismissal of Mr. McLeavy Brown
from the -post of director general of
Korean customs Is regarded In London
as another score for lturflu. In l1!!.",
nnd again In ISO, llus.-lan pressure
was exerted to piocure his removal.
In tho latter case he was only rein
stated after a British squadron had
iroved to Chemulpo, As recently as a
few months ago Ittissla strongly op
lioscd nn attempt by Mr. Brown to
raise a loan for the Korean govern
ment to piirehas- shares In the rail
way from Seoul to Fe Sen. As a ic
sult of her opposition, the negotia
tion for the loan failed.
OF TRACT SOCIETY
General O. O. Howard Delivers an
Earnest Address, Setting Forth
Object and Needs of Society.
By Kiclualie Wire from llic Associated l'rss
Washington, March 24. The AVash
Ington annual meeting of the Ameri
can Traot society "was held today In
tho (lunton-Tcmple Memorial church,
the Itcv, Mosa S, Flske, pastor, pre
siding. The Ttov. Judson Swift, Held
secretary of New York, presented a
brief report of tho society's work.
General O. O. Howard delivered an
earnest address, setting forth the ob
ject and needs of the .society. He avo
from his own experience, a somewhat
detailed account of the Tract society's
work In the army, emphasizing how
much good It accomplished during the.
recent Spanish war. He also told of
what was being done In our Island pos
sessions. General Howard Is the noi-lety's pres
ident and Is deeply Interested lu Its
The secretary's report stated that
the soclsty wan organized "to diffuse
a knowledge of Christ as the Redeem
er of Sinners." In this work It has Is
sued between thirteen and fourteen
million distinct publications at home
and in the foreign field. The society,
through Its system of colportage,
strives to carry tho gospel message
to the millions that are unreached by,
the churches. During llf'ty-nlne yearn
of colportage over fifteen million fam
ily visits have been made and nearly
ten million families have been prayed
with or spokpn to on the aubject of
personal religion, while sixteen million
five hundred thousand pages of Chris
tian reading have been left In their
The society has been able to publish
the gospel through on hundreel nnd
fifty-three languages or dialects and
has aided the denominational mission
boards lu their work at home and
During the year between four and
flvo million pages of Christian liter
ature In the Spanish language hnve
been distributed In our Island posses
sions nnd one million pages of selected
reading have been distributed to tho
army and navy.
An effort Is being made In Utah to
place tract" In every Mormon home,
by means of colporteur wagons and
colporteurs, thus reaching the chil
dren nnd voitth. New publications
have been Issued dm lug tho year In
English, Spanish, Polish and German,
An earnest appeal Is made for an In
crease of funds.
Colorado Strike Ended.
Ily LnUusIvc Wire fiom The Asioelated 1'ie.s,
Flnieiice, Col. Mauli 21, -The i-trike of io.ll
miners of the Fitment counts- district us been
mdecl by an agreement satlsfaetoiy to both
sides anil work svlll be resumed Apt it 1. About
l,0i) men am atlccltil.
Fighting nt Hartebeestfontein.
By Kxclushe Wire from Tlie Associated Press.
Cape Town, March 21. Severe fUIitlng occurred
I'llday, the 2Jd lust., between the Prlth-h and
liners at llarteh-estfonleln, east of Isleisdoip,
Germans Oust Chinese,
By I'Acluslie Wire fiom The AsocUted Piess,
Tien Tsin, Match '.'I. The (iernuna- bale mut
ed the Chinese Inipeilal troorw fioni tho pa.ses
onlhc (li'l-LI'Mun-SI frontier and Intend um.
nuilnir In the slcinlty of Shan Hal Kwan.
TIIK NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today!
I Oetieral-Oncril Funston, Would Capture!
Serious Crisis In Russia,
Japan Becomes BelllReieut.
An Industrial Fanllorlum.
i General aihondale Pepartinenl,
3 local President Mitchell lu ev oll-.
Xesv Schedule fiir the Bowlers.
Note and Comment.
5 laji al Minder or Suicide, IMiieh?
Lrle Sow it Big; Factor in Coal Ptodiicllon,
6 Ii al West Sstanlon and Pubuibsn.
7 (,'i.neial Xoitheastern Peiui'jbanla,
Flujiisl.it and Commercial.
S t.o.al-Lbe S'cws of the liidiutiial World.
Prospect of Katly Settlement of Silk WorkeiS'
Incidents of the Past Week That
Have Had a Changing Effect on
the Political Atmosphere.
By Lieluslie Wire from The Associated 1'iess.
Havana. March 2t. The action of the
nepubllcan party In Santiago in eit
doising tlu Piatt amendment and In
structing Honors Gomea and Ferrer, of
the Santiago delegation to the consti
tutional convention, to vole for tho
ameiielment, together with the letters
of General Saugullly and llio mayor of
Clenfuegoi advising acceptance, were
Incidents of the week Just passed that
have tended to clear up the political
atmosphere, until now th-re are few
who do not expect the convention to
approve the amendment.
The visit of American senators and
congressmen has had an excellent ef
fect, as In no Instance have the radi
cals received any encouragement In
the notion that If action Is delayed
until the next congress there might b"
a change In 'the demands of the I'nlfd
The radicals, however. Insist that
they cannot recede from their former
position without loss of dignity and
they still hope that some concession,
no matter how Insignificant, may pro
vide a nuttlrlent excuse.
Already the radicals are taking their
cup from the conservatives and point
ing out that commercial Interests de
There Is a possibility of uniting the
convention nlong this line. The plat
form of the conservatives calls for a
reduction of American Import duties
on tobacco and sugar and approves
any scheme of relations which the Uni
ted States government sees fit to im
pose. In fact, the situation Is leading
to a point whore coinniTclal Interests
will be the chief question under dis
cussion at the next session of the con
vention and It Is not unlikely that a
resolution will be adopted asking for
a reciprocity treaty.
Train Filled with Oil Cars Parts
Near Flemlngton, N. J. Several
By Culiiidie Wire (loin The Assoelatul I .
Flemlngton. N. J.. March 21. A seri
ous lire, tho result of a ralhoad wreck,
visited Glen Garden today anil de
stroyed nearly n dozen buildings, caus
ing a loss of about $60,000. A train of
tilled oil cars on the Central Itallroad
of New Jersey parted a short distance
outside of the town and as the first
part of the trail slowed tip In Glen
Garden the .second section of the train
collided with It, exploding the oil. The
blading oil spread to property along the
railroad, and before the flames were
subdued the following buildings weie
Samuel Vlleu's Reneral stoio. G. P,
Fulper'a drug store, John Carllng'fl
harness shop and barn, Frank Beeves'
dwelling and barn, Miss Sallle Smith's
general store, Judge Marten's carpen
ter shop, hardware store and lumber
yard, John rouse's meat market,
William Swaysey's coal yard and John
Carllng's storage house, in which were
l.f.OO bushels of wheat. Tho Masonlo
lodge was located In the stornge build
ing. The poslofrico was In the Smith
general stoie, but all the mall was
Mrs. G. Brunschnlder Mutilates Her
self in a Shocking Manner,
Her Recovery Doubtful.
By Kiclusbe Vile fioni Toe sS0ijed I'reis.
Toledo, March 24. Mrs. G. Brim.
sehuld-r, residing near the city limits,
occupies a wuril at St. Vincent's bos
pita and Is In a serious condition as
a lesult of horrible Injuries self-lulllct-ed.
Lapt evening, armed with an or
dinary pair of scissors, she cut off all
toes of her left foot, both her ears
dose to rhe head and about an Inch
of her nose. She then cut out a por
tion of her right cheek, inlllcted five
gashes In the left cheek and llnnlly be
gan on her arms. Beginning at loft
forearm she removed every vestige of
skin, laying bare the muscles. She
also lacerated the right arm In a horrl
ble manner, Nothing was known of
the affair until her husband, who was
absent during the nlsht, returned homo
this morning and found her In u semi
A surgeon was called at once nnd she
was taken to St. Vincent's hospital,
Her recovery Is doubtful. The woman
Is about f.O years of age. It is thought
that she wasdeniporarlly Insane on ac
count of domestic troubles,
Plague at Cape Town.
Cae Town, Maich St. The bubonic platue
continues to spread line. There Is an aicragc
el slk fresh esses officially tepoited dally. Mist
of the lclims are ciloicel peisons.
ft Darinu Plan to Capture tlie In-
suraent Leader and BrliiQ
Him Into Gamp.
MAC ARTHUR APPROVES
Aguinaldo's Orders from His Hiding
Place in the Provlnco of Isabella
Are Sold to Americans Scheme foe
His Capture Treachery of tho Fili
pinos Is Feared Americans on tlm
By i:dusle Wire from The Associated Press.
Manila, Mutch 2t. General Funston
Is row engaged hi a daring project,
which promises to be the greatest and
most romanflc achievement of his
eventful career. In January, from his
hlillng place lu the province of Isa
bella. AKiiiunlilo wrote letters anathe
matizing the sub-chiefs who had taken
the oath of allegiance to the United
Later, Agulnaldo ordored certain In
siiigent forces lu southern Luzon tu
join him at a rendezvous In Isabella.
Province. The rebel officers entrusted
with these orders secretly negotiated
with the Americans. On securing nec
essary Information, General Funston
planned Aguinaldo's capture and with
General MacArlhur's authorization
General Funston proceeded two weeks
ngo to make the attempt.
General Funston, with Surgeon Ma
jor Hnrrls, Captain Newton, of the
Thirty-four Infantry: Lieutenant Ad
mire, of the Twenty-second Infantry:
Lieutenant Mitchell, of the Fortieth
Infantry: six veteran scouts and a
company of native scouts, all picked
men, embarked on the gunboat Vlcks
burg and were lauded on a rcmotn
bench above Baler,
It was arranged that AgiilnaldoV
emissary, with the native scouts
should pass themselves off as Insur
gent troops, who, having captured
General Funston and others, were tak
ing them as prisoners to Agulnaldo. At
tho right time, when brought before
Agulnaldo, General Funston was to
give a signal, when the tubles were
to be turned and Agulnaldo was to ha
seized. Six days' march Into the In
terior was contemplated.
Treachery was considered possible,
but every precaution was taken. The
troops In Now Vlzcnya. nnd Kelj.i and
the gunboats Vicksburg and Albany
were to co-operate with General Fun
ston's force. The Vlckrburg Is ex
pected here tomorrow.
Colonel llosarlo. with flfty-oue men
and tlfty-slx rllles, has surrendered te
Colonel Baldwin, of the; Fourth Infan
try, at San Francisco do Mnlabun, Ci
vile province. Lieutenant Dean, of
Troop (.', Sixth cavalry, has engaged a
force of Insurgents at Tttblg. Lagunda
province, killing several of them ami
rapturing seven men and twenty-four
ANTHRACITE COAL TRADE.
State of Business as Viewed In tha
By l'.clusl, V I'e- from The Associated 1'iess.
Philadelphia, March '. The Ledger In ill
coal uticle Illiniums" will ssi :
Tin- aullir-iiiti' coal liade i waiting f'r tho
first cf April to pass ee, that the labor question
may be setlleil. Tin' opinion lontlime- unehanp.t
that there will bo no trouble ax the opetatois
and Illinois alike wlli suuk to no on. and litis
healthy condition of liiulnisa alt.ills lu-uies .c
diinaiiil tor co.il. TliK however, is giowluc
lew as sprint; .nbamee, for the- ilnuu-slle roii
M'luption is ileellnlm; with the moderate wfath. r
and consumers arc- Ben-rally expecting lower
prices, ko tli.it they are- holding oil fiom order,
ins- coal until the sptitur rates .ir established.
There is plenty of water now at the eotlleriiN,
and in siinii- pljces toe much, ami work pis
messes without ietiletbii, Ihe output helnj;
fully up to iispiiieiiients, with stocks, ariimvi.
laliiiir- The trade i in ccellent condition.
TWENTY-ONE CARS SMASHED.
An Engineer of Freight Train Fatal
By F.Tclusiw Wire from The Associated Prss.
Clearfield. Pa.. Maob it -X disastrous fieiaol
win-Is oceutied at bet 1 moor, twenty miles west
of Item on the Beeih (ink dlsislou of tlm
Sew York ( ential lallinad tod.i.i. Twentjonn
cars were smashes,
,'osepli (Jalhralih, emjlueer. of ( learflebl, was
c.iurIiI under his enuine and it is thoiishl lie is
fatally Injured. Tlm nrein.in rseaped svllh lilt
injniies. o oilier prison was hurt. 'I In
wicck was ciiurd by the failure of the an
brakrH to hold the train, while a crippled iji
was belne swllehed out.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
By KacHi'Ivc Wire fiom The Usoclated Piis.
Pliiladelplila, Man h 24.-Lolin niodectt. an
eiiiluc-nt statistician and one of the foremost
authoillics on the hlu'ber economics, iliixl m
this illy today, aged 7i je.u.
llUiuiik. N'- lb. M-ucli 21. ludae .Wph .
Bartholomew, for ten .sears Justiie of the Sd
pmiie court of this utate, who retired from,
the bench Jan. 1, dropped elejd on the walk
in front of ids lesldenco In this city todas,
lie was lerojnlJcd m an able lawyer aid
Juilit, and was mm ot the be.t public speakeis
In the Hate, lie leasea a vslfe and one ilauuli-
Advised the Miners Not to Strike.
By Eaclushe Wire from Tlie Associated Tress.
Wllkes-Bane, March 21. llev. .1. .1. Currau,
pastor ct Holy Saviour Catholic church, tlitl
city, the membership of whleli Is made u,
pilnelpally of miners, told Ids lonKteuatlon to
day that ii miners' strike at this time would
bo Inopportune: that the men had pot e,
rerniered fiom the last nrlke are to eiult ss-otlj
now would biinu untold misery to many fimllltJ.
- WEATHER FORECAST.
Washington, March 2t. Poieiast for 4-
f Monday ami Tuesday: lantern Pennssl-
vanls lUIn piolnble Monday: waimer;
fiesli to lui-k cist to southeast wind,,
4 Tuesday, tain -