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SCRAXTOX, PA., WEDNESDAY MOllNIXG, MARCH 2T, 3001.
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Flaht ftaalnst the Vauohan License
Dill to Be Continued In
DR. M'LEOD'S POINT
The Vaughan Measure Giossly Un
constitutional if Scrantou Is
Really a City of the Second Class.
Ho Thinks That It Is Extraordin
ary That a Committee of Respect
able Citizens of the City of Scran
ton Should Be Denied a Hearing
on Such a Vicious Piece of Legis
lationNo Contest on the Phila
delphia "Hipper." A Strike Reso
lution Iutioduccd by Mr. Vaughan
Is Pns3cd Unanimously.
sp nl firm i .laff Corirfpondcnt
lUnlsbiiig. Pa., Mutch -Y.- Mr.
("oinj did not Introduce the resolution
rii'iik tho opponents of the Vaughan
It i use bill a hearing before the house
momnv night. It is staled that the
tiBtit .iir.ilmt the bill In the house has
t on .ili)ii(loneil. The opposition will
i "tillne Its cffoits to having the bill
fltliep vetoed or Killed In the courts.
Uev. lr. .Innics Mcl.eod. who ramc
to Hni-ihhurg to oppose the Vaughan
bill, in an Interview with a Tribune
ip.il! tml.iy. said:
'It is our opinion that the Vaughan
bill H grossly unconstitutional. Scimi
ioii Is now a city of the second elnss,
hut it' this bill goes Into olfcet it would
rji.ve to lie u second-class eity and
would !o Into a so) I of a sub-class by
t-ef. under a proper Interpretallon of
'he iim, it l cxtniordlniuy that a
niniulttee of the respectable citizen
of the city of Scrantou tdiould be de
nied n healing on such a slugulatly
xi Inns and unconstitutional piece of
The coinmerclal side of this iiucs
tlon Im ;iImi one which should appeal
to all soinI citizens. If the Vaughan
lull Urn unipg operative the eity will lose
p. M-een Jiln.OOO and ?70.0d0 in the form
of Inneaxed revenue from license
tinder Hie $1,110 fee provided for cities
of the scvond class."
The senate chamber was crowded
with speepstors this afternoon In an
ticipation of witnessing n contest on
the tlnal pasuge of the Philadelphia
'Tipper" bills. The bills, however, wens
passed with but little opposition. Mr.
Henry, of Philadelphia, was the only
senator to make any remarks against
them. The vote was yeas 31, nays 12,
and In detail was as follows:
Vf's IJlllV llipillilllMIIH Itcikrllinli, llll'lkc,
' nniiiiio. Kiwis,, ITsner, I'm lit. I'ux, liiadj,
f iii. i h ljiiiil,--ii, Heidi Hunch, lsc.stV,
xiiiiiilhinni-e (,il,, ."toll, Slsoii, Sny
t-r "in. .ill, Minimal), Stotwr, arc, V1i113h.n1,
W j-hlpinno. William.., Woods, Hiiiioci.it llojil,
lumen. Illttsins Niely, StlU--totil, SI.
Von 11ii (iny Ucpiililnaii puny, llcniy,
M'Kcc, tin,, Stewart. WYIn. Wilier, penioirals
(01 man, llainle, I,c, Miller. W'nit?. total, 11.
Strike Resolution Adopted.
Mr. Vaughan, of I.acka wanna, pre
sented the following ptcamble and
resolutions, which were unanimously
adopted and sent to the bouse for con
ruiirncu: VUi. ii.j., 'I lie i.iinili. 1.1 the .inlln.it ii ' 1 r.ion
t iiiiiinh their ( tr.miy- it ion. the Pulled Mine.
Wr.ikers of inerliii, iijm rcmiotcd Hie mil
eiieiu'uM to incit ihe tlltliJH.il picslilrnt nt their
oiL'aniaiion, their nalioiiul hoard of offkcis of
ditrul 1. 7 anl 0. to mntuall,! .mice upon and
(uhlali u mjIo of wanes for the turn of one
J ear. and
Uhfius, In the resoliiiiou adopted hy the ll.i.
7tcioii loniintion 01 the United Mine Wmknx
P. i lescheil that ill the eient of their of'leen
o ticuic u Joint conferei.ie they may hy a
m.iloilty xolo decide the polity of the 1110..'.
meat ot the l.'nlted Slate W'otlioM den if It ii
nrcTMdiy to report to 1 m-pcniion of mnk to
enforce the justice due tl.nn ai pioduein of
uealtli fully equal with their cmployer; and
Whirias, if tt Mwpfiislvn of work or sink)
take plan- it will hu 1 (dlan.lly to the mu.
pie of the anttir.it lie )C3lon nnd may hi tho
cause of gtcat exjHiiiO to the Mate, llierefoie,
Kn-ilved (if the linu-e of riprtsentalive. .-on.
cini, 'lliat a (oinniltlee ioniitiiitf of thiee men).
hcis of the senate and four ineinbeiii of tho
'iouv of lepiemtallu'it he appointed to milir
immediate ly with the anthraille toal opuatom
and nllli the nftiel.ili of the Tiillcd Slinp Work,
en of Ameriia to cndeaior to lninc about an
amicable solution of the diftluilths now exMin-r
betnern the operators and the minerii: aid
I'Oininlttee to rcpoit as mon a pov-ihle and to
frie without expense to the Mate.
The resolution will conie up tonior
Jow In iho house.
Guffey Ballot Refoim Bill.
As a re Milt ot last night , confereaia
of the Ouay leaders tho Oufiey badct.
reform bill was reported from the s ,.
ate committee on relations this after
noon with a few amendments. The
Uuffey bill orlglnnlly was a. copy of the
Focht bill with the party circle elim
inated, fusion made possible and a
more stringent "disability" clauso sub.
The Guffey bill, as jeported today,
e-ontalna tho Focht bill provisions m
gardlng the party circle and the Focht
bill disability clause.
Tho Guffey hill Is. In fact, tho Focht
bill with tho bar against fusion low
ered somewhat. As tho bill now stands
It provides that every party shall have
ft circle. All candidate for the same
office shall be grouped. The "disabili
ty" and "helper" clauses remain prac
tically us at present and fusion not
to bo mads Impracticable, In defense
of the party circle Senator Focht says;
"Ilarrlty and Fllnn are responsible
for tho party circle. Since the adoption
of the circle the llcpubllcan majorities
have Increased from 40,000 to 130,000.
Now the Democrats and mugwumps
want tlia Republican party to eliminate
the parly circle. Not much, says tho
The Ktlnemen-Wallcr bill was de
feated In tho I'Pimln today, but Intel,
on motion of Mr. Vaunhan, was re
consldetcd and laid over, Tin Muehl-
btonner excise commission bill and the
Focht bill for granting patent- for the
beds of rivers, xvoiu recomnt.ilol fot
amendment, on motion of their respec
tive authors. ,
The bill authorizing and regulating
the .granting cf warrants and patents
for tho beds of navigable streams nnd
Islands thctcln for mining rut poses
wan sent back to committee.
These bills were iutioduccd:
By Mr. Stiles, of Lehlga-rrovidlng
for tho payment of J2.250 o each of
eleven persons for services tendered
to the department of Internal affairs.
Hy Mr. Vnughun, of La'ckav.T.nn.i -Appropriating
jl8,7."0 to tho Wist Side
Hospital association, of Scr.mtun.
rty Mr. Sllncinnn, or Cambria Prn
xldlng for tho protection of tlu lives
of bituminous coal miners, which is
similar to the bill on the same, sub
ject Introduced Monday nlifli:.
The senate adjoin tied until tonur
io w morning.
Bills Passed in House.
The following hills passed Dually:
'fo present burtcmxn ami a.unc Union ut lo
toughs lii'iu solliltlnse or receiving biibis end
to punish any peisoti who nuy oiler to lirtlic the
To il.liiie and punish t lie clime ct rMiu or
j.lmiiiUtei iiikr dnigs, riatcollci or unaisthetlo
SiiiU to persons liy iiiixliitr. Hie Mini with
any food or diink with fcloniotu Intent.
S"tultf hill to make uniform the fees of no
laiics public was ikfciUd.
I'mildlng that pan nbrckci n) shall not lo.n
money or niil.e advances on anytlilnj,' of value
offered for jilctlsc by any cr?oii in a blate of
intoxication or under the influent e of inloxi
t nine lluuors at the time, of oflitlnc Midi thin.
Prohibiting the sale and IninUhlni; of tobacco
to I'tijons under the age of 10 Jtir.
When the third class city bill wai
taken up an amendment was offered
by Mr. Mertens, of Erie, and t ejected,
making the olllte of mayor eligible to
re-election. .Mr. Ilaag. of Schuylkill,
moved to go Into committee of the
whole to amend the bill by Inserting
the "ripper" clause In the new charter
for second class city. The motion was
rejected by a vote of 20 yeas to 1 19
nays, after which the bill was iad
the third time and then the house ad
join tied until S o'clock.
The bill regulating the sale of pois
ons, to require dealers to keep a register
of all poisons sold, take out a licence,
pay a fes of $100 and pass an examina
tion before the Mute pharmaceutical
examining boat d was defeated by a
vote of 1L' yeas to ir.1 nays.
The house adjourned until 10 o'clock
tonionow morning. T. J. Huffy.
CHICAGO RECORD SOLD.
Will Hcicafter Be Published by
tho Times-Herald Mr. Noyes
Has an Interest.
lli Kxiludu' Wire lion) The .oi l.i ted Pre.
Chicago, March 26. The ltecord to
morrow will print, under the signature
ot Victor v. Law son, the following an
nouncement: 'lo the Header, of the lleioid.
The Chicago lleiord wai et.ib!i..hrd twemy
jetra ago in loiuicitiati with the Chicago iiily
. w, which latter publication ha retentlv coni
I'letcd its tnchtA-flfth jear of Issue. I'or the
lat thirteen can I hae picided over both the
lieioid nnd the Utily News at solo editor, pub
lisher aid owner. Durins these jeaiii Anieriian
journalism h.n no dctloicd that tho publication
of 11 niijlo Mctiopollt.111 iienpapir now impnseii
6UCI1 responsibilities. a riin to talily and
wisely iiii-asiiic the adiiitles of one mm. a
thiir kuiceoftil illsclniRQ Ltitainly fully Mtlfles
his eieiy pioper ambition. A Keiicrou public
Iih plain! the eal of iuapproial on both news
papeii. The Cdiaso llieoid has today the bus
est lirciilatu 11 ot any iicwsiupcr publMied in
the fulled Slate? sold at its price, 'lhc Chicaso
II illy Niws h.n tue laiRCst paid ciiculation of
any icwp.ipi.r. inouiini; or cienlng, published
in the I'nlted Males. In lcv of thrfO loinlltlotn
It serins wise tint I should now recognize tho-e
reasonable lluiitalloin of business actlxity P
whkh the .u-jrs entitle me and content luysclt
with the laloia and rc-ponsibilitln ot one news
ppir. A'ti!iK upon this lonilcllou 1 hale sold
the I nunzi Iteeoid to Sir. lUrman II. Ko'nln.iat,
whose will heuaftcr i-siie it In loujunitioii with
the ( hlrasn 'Ilium llriald, under the title, the
Chicago lteiord Herald, It Is a distinct satlslae.
tiou to be able to commit the Uecord and the
interest of its tojilu.s into uili worthy hands.
It may be added 1 lilt tho liiimetous oi1kIii.i1
features and cliaiactnlstiii which luo zcn
the Itcconl il piiull.ir indliiduallty umom;
Air.critan newspapers will be continued in the
lt( cord-lit laid.
Amiricm journalism is impersonal and I recog
nize that publlo Inkiest eonccins itself with tho
newspaper lather than with any indiildu.il and
jet. in slew of a twenty car relationship, it
rerun filtii'B that I hhould nuke this personal
ftatcnxnt to the readem of the Itecord and
Siitcfully aiknowled'c my Indebteduesa for their
Bcnuous contlditiee and support durlni; these
in my car. I cotnniend the Chicago l!eeoid-ltir-aid
iindtr its mw managunent to their equal
taior. Vlilor Iiwson.
Tho Tlmes-llcrnld on Thursday
morning will become tho lteooid-ller-aid.
Frank H. Noyes. publisher of tho
"Washington Star and president of tho
Associated Press, has acqultcd an In
terest in tho Record-Herald, and xvlll
be Its publisher. II. II. Kohlsaat xvlll
devote- his time to tho editorial con
duct of the Hccord-Herald.
SING SING REJOICES.
Name of the Town to Be Changed
liy i;xlis Wire from The Associated Pi is.-.
New York, Match 2fi. Sing Slug re
joiced todas'i when It was learned that
Governor Odell had signed the bill
changing the name of the- village to
Osslnlng. For many years the resi
dents of tho village, and especially tho
tradesmen and' storekeepers, have been
veiy anxious to liax'e the name of tho
village chanced, on account of Sing
Sing prison brlngng notoilety to tho
Tho change goes Into effect at once,
and the village will hereafter bo known
Would Affect British Trade.
B.r i:lu!he Wire from The Aucclatcd Pifii.
London, March 20. Uad Cnwboruo. the under
sreiftdiy for the foreign office, answering a
question in the home of common todiy tail the
provisions of the agiecinent between Jtm,a and
( liliu, mi tar oj the poveriinuiit mw, would ap.
pirently aflut llrltisli trade in the portt of
(hlna to which the acreemfnt applied.
New Privy Councilors.
Dy Kulushr Wire liomTlio Amoclated rrcu.
Ixsndon, Marili '.U 'Hie (Jatrtto todiy an.
noiinrii, the arpointment of the lit. Hon, sir
W'lltrrd Ijiirl-i, prrnder ( Canarii, and sir
Wlllljin Whllfway, fernier premier of Wwfoiiiid
land, to be prby councilor
PLOT TO BLOW
UP THE CZAR
ft Mlfic Alleged to Have Been.Dls-
covcred Under His Palace
Near the Capital.
THOSE IN THE SCHEME
Prominent Persons Said to Be Im
plicatedSituation Regarded as
Very Grave Emperor Unnerved.
Warsaw Professors Arrested Au
thors' Club Suppressed Reaction
ary League Established.
By Inclusive Wire fiom The As-i.ited l'if.
Paris. March 20. The l'at Is commit
tee of Russian uiult'onienlH Is nuthor
Ily for the statement that n mine has
been dlscovcted beneath tho palace
ot the CRiir at Tsarsknie-Selo, xvheu:
tho czar held a council ot his ministers
on Satutday last to consider tho griev
ances of the university students and
the lawless conditions arising there
from. The committee adds that sev
eral prominent poisons aie accused of
being Implicated In the plot.
The committee gives tho following
llgures of dead and wounded In tho re
At Moscow, seventeen killed and
thirty wounded, the killed Including
At St. l'otersburg. eleven killed and
twenty-two wounded, tho killed In
cluding tin co women.
St. Pctct sburg. March 2il. Prince?
Gnlut.ln, the Russian writer, ba's
founded an organization known ns tho
"Kuskoe-Sahranye," a league of a re
actionary character, to combat pto
grcsslve tendencies. TCvcry member Is
pledged to oppose xvlth all hi energies
the ideas of western Ihirope, in respect
to politics, literature, fashions of dtess
nnd methods of ttade. The members
are also bound to advocate tin revlvat
of serfdom, the banishment of political
and othct offenders to Plbeila and a
stricter censorship of the press.
Aristocracy in League.
l'laetlcally the whole ailstociacy of
Uussla Is snid to have Joined the new
league, which would put ftussla whotc
it was llfty years ago, so far as inter
nal conditions are concerned.
The .Russian Authors' Mutual Aid
association, founded by the Russian
Literary society, has evidently been
mixing up In political movements, as
the prefect of the city has ordered Its"
premises to be closed. The order xvas
due to a protest of the authorities dur
ing the teeent riot Issued a short time
A student at the St. Petersburg unl
veislly, nnmed Proskut lakoff, xvho
had lveen sentenced to two years' mili
tary set vice and drafted Into n regi
ment roon to leave for Turkistan; a
woman student named Hmirnovn, and
Lieutenant Kutness, of a sapper bat
talion, hax'e been found dead near
Vamburg, In the St, Petet sburg prov
ince. Tho student held a revolxer,
and It was evident that the three per
sons bad committed suicide for some
A circular issued by the ministry of
the Interior blames the police for not
flushing the demonstrations at the
outset by the dispersion of the gather
ing ciowd. It says tho police must
learn when and xvbere demonstrations
ate planned and mass their forces
there. Above all, order must be le
stored at any co.?t, and the authorities
must not fear to use the necessary
fouc and severity. Tho mllltaiy, the
circular further says, inn be called
upon when firing action Is necesiaiy
and the cavalry may be summoned on
any occasion to clear ths streets.
Reilln, March 2C Dispatches fiom
Itussla to several Pet Hit papers. In
cluding the Tageblatt and the Deut
sche Tages fCeltung, tell of the spread
of disaffection, especially at Odessa,
xvhtro a hundred arrests have been
made; at ltiga, where three hundred
persons are In custody; at Kleff, Klinr
koff, Dorpat, Tomsk nnd Moscow,
where high oillclals are Involved.
Japan Is Piepared to Struggle to
Maintain Her Bights in the East.
Equipped for Hostilities.
B) Kichulie W'lie from The Associated Press.
Pittsburg, March 20. 1C. Vatsuml, a
general of the Japanese Imperial army,
accompanied by Captain N. Kayotnl
and L. Matlsu, passed through Pltts
buig today en route to California.
They hax'o been In this country for tho
lMist three weeks, securing data for the
benellt of the Imperial army, and In
tended remaining for three op four
months, but wore cnlled home. General
"According to the communkntlons I
have received fiom my government, I
think that a conillct between Japan
and Russia Is Inevitable,
"Japan and Russia aie bound to
come together sooner or later as a re
sult of the contention over China. Tills
fact seems to hax'e become moie evi
dent since tho outbreak of hostilities
In China, and If such an cngauement
must occur, Japan Is better equipped
at present and xvlll doubtless hasten a,
termination of this long-standing dis
pute. Russia's ultimate Intention Is to
seize Corea, but xvo shall never give
up the land without a struggle."
One Hundred Girls Quit Work.
Py fcxcludve Wire fiom The Associated I'reis,
New York, Mairli 23. One hundred ulrlfcJu Ilia
rluir department cf Lorlllard'n tobitio fjctoiy
In Jersey City, which l rontiolkd Py the Ton
tlnrnl.il Tohjeco company, quit worl; tod.iy rather
than suliiillt to a cut III uairea. The ulrls v
lnlr pay wai rediued nine cents a hundred
Complete Statistics of the Output
During the Yeai- 1000.
tty I'tcludie Wire from The Associated 1VI,
Philadelphia. March 26. Complete
statistics of Uio production during the
year 1!00 of Itessomer steel Ingots and
castings and Ressemcr steel rails In
tho United States hax'o been obtained
by the American Iron and Steel asso
ciation f 1 urn the manufacturers. The
total production ot ingots was fi,6Si,770
gioss tons, against 7,5Sti,34r tons in
1SD9, showing a decreuiso In 1900 of
'.Oi.uSI tons, or almost 13 per cent. The.
pioductlou of 18M was tho largest In
tho history of tho association.
The production of steel rails for the
year xvas 2,301,021 gioss tons, and that
of the year 1S90 was 2.2I0.7G7 tons. This
year's total production xvlll Include also
lalls made fiom open hearth steel and
lion rails, and when all the figures
are collected. It Is expected that the
entlio production xvlll amount to 2,100,
11OO tons. The maximum production ot
rails by the producers ot Rcssetner
steel Ingots was t cached In 1000. The
year of pext laigent production xvas
l.v.ifi. In 1SS7. thirteen years ago, 2,011.
S1H tons xveie made. This xvas the
third year of latgest production. The
gross tonnage of steel liiRots produced
In 1000 In the various states was as
Pennsylvania. .1. 1.7.11. Ohio. UnS.
121; Illinois, l.lir..:,71 other states,
Complete List of the Victims of the
Tertlble Cyclone in Alabama.
By Kxclu;Iie Wire from The Awoelated Piesi.
lilrmingham, Ala., March 'X I'ndcr
the harmonious working of the state
militia and local polic force mucn
onler has come out of yesterday's
chaos Incident to tho fatal storm which
swept over pot lions of the city. A
careful revision ot the death list places
the total number of dead In the city at
thirteen, sevetnl persons who were
missing and had been reported dead
having; shown up. Two xxomen report
ed missing at Irondale are believed to
be dead under wrecked buildings. If
they aro dead this will increase the
total to fifteen. Following Is a com
plete list of the dead: White Dr.
Chapman. Mrs. II. O. Lowe. Infant son
of II. (J. Lowe, .".-year-old daughter ot
H. II. Hudson, L, L. Chlunipe, Herman,
John Cinrdnei. Colored John Myro,
Carrie Henry, Carrie Hudson, Maggie
Stedmeycr, Lizzie noodlow, Lizzie
nicnii, cook of H, n. Hudson. Thirty
live persons xvere more or less serious
ly hurt In Ilirmtngliam.
J. Alexander, the merchant, reported
killed yesterday, xvas only severely In
jured. The relief fund raised by the people
of liliinlngli.ini Is growing and has ill
icitly reached J 1,000.
Mayor Drennan authorizes the state
ment that the sufferers are not In need
01 outside conti Ibuflons.
Tho property loss Is about $.100,000.
The storm seems to have lifted after
leaving Birmingham, nnd, beyond giv
ing Huntsvllle. Ala., a slight touch, did
not make Itself felt until it passed into
Georgia last night.
VICTIMS OF THE
Careful Revision Places the Death
List nt Eighteen Discoveries
Made by Rescue Parties.
Ily l'.xiluie Wlte from The Aisatiatfd Press.
Blimlnghani. March 2C A careful re
vision of the death list places the total
number of dead In tho city at thirteen.
Two negro workmen, reported missing
nt Itondnle, are believed to be dead
under wiccked buildings. This In
1 leases liondalo's deaths to live, mnk
Ing n total of eighteen dead In Birm
ingham and vicinity. Thirty-five per
sons were seriously hurt, of whom
seven will die,
Uttena Vista. Co., Maich -'. A res
cue party, which has icturued from
the scene of yesterday's storm near
bote, reports that the Infant, son of J.
I). Hariell and a negro girl wero killed.
A number of persons wei 0 Injured. The
tornado devastated the fields and razed
several small dwellings.
BURGLAR WITH DELICACY.
Left a Note of Apology in the Ho
By Kxelushe Wire fieim Tl Associated Pieis.
Pater.son, N. J Mnrch 2C A lohber
who entered the lesldence of the late
Vice President Hobart Sunday night
and who departed without any bqoty
Mi Hading the sllverwaro marked, left
tho following note In a loving cup
which had been given to Mrs. Hoh.irt
by the Old Ladles' Home society fop
"I humbly beg your pardon. I do not
want to rob good people."
China Objects to Many Points,
By i:clltsie Wlie fitm 'Ihe Axnclated Piess.
Tjondcn, Marth J", The Iteuler Telegram eoni.
un. leeeivcd the following ilipaieli:
"i'cklii. MjkIi 'Ji), 7 p. m The lepotl tlut
(bins reject the .Manchuria lonvcntlou i not
tiue. Mi objects 10 many points which jio
under diU"sUih "
Against Keystone Telephone Co.
Ily llxcluslie Wire from The Associated Press.
Hauisbuiu, Mircli 2d. 'Hie petition of Ihe
Phll.idelphl 1 Municipal league tor a Ctio war
unto ai;aliiat the Keystone Telephone company
to show l." vshat authority It propose to oper.
ale In Philadelphia, was iuruhI today by At.
toiuey General Clkln, Counsel for the petition,
eia lalsed the point th.it the eonipany ii a for
eign e-orpoialloii and cannot do business In this
stole. Mr. i:Uln nseitcd his decision.
Asbets Exceed Liabilities,
Hy llxcluihe Wire from The Aoelated Preu.
Pltuhuie, March SO. Amixj Slcelsmlth. a well
Known nil epeiulnr filed a petition In ban!.
ruptiy trxliy in the West Vlmlnla eourU. The
lllbillliea are M),KI .lli KVi.nnrt asset., mostly
In ell land, the piwpttilvr value of which Ii
Admiral Rooers Gables iron. Tan-
Diers Reaardlno Prooress
GUMMERE TO ASSIST
Something Is Left to His Discretion
as to the Execution of the Details
of the Affair The Cash Claims
Will Not Amount to !?G0,000.
By K.ulujihe Wire frcm The Associated Pid.
Washington, March 2t. Admlial
Rogers cabled from Tangier, Morocco,
that he arrived at that port this morn
ing on the ni Dioied cruiser New York.
He is to take United States Consul
tieneral Giimmere to Mazargan.In e;on
nectlon with the settlement of the
United States claims against Morocco.
Hpon being advised by the navy de
partment that tho Now York had ar
il veil at Tangier, the state department
Immediately pent a cablegram to Con
sul General Oummere, directing him in
board the New York ot once and go
forward on his special mission. Some
thing Is left to Mr. GummereV dis
cretion as to the execution of tho de
tails, and it is for him to say whether
lie will be satlslled if the sultan and
court meet him halfway at Mazargan,
or whether he will proceeel, according
to the original "programme, directly to
Morocco city. It probably will make
no difference In principle, provided the
necessary explanations are afforded for
the treatment of our consul has re
ceived and provisions be made for set
tling the claim.
These aro not very large In the ag
gregate, probably $60,000 xvlll cover
them all, or less than half an Indemnity
that was sumimutly collected hy Ger
many 11 short time ago on a pieclsely
similar class of claims. Hut It enn be
stated that if the court does not ap
pear at Mazargan by the third xveek
In April, then Consul General Guni
mcre will go to Morocco City.
William Dearduff Also Thieatened
to Kidnap His Employer's Son.
Stabs Himself for Effect.
By i:tluslse Wire from The Associated Pie-..
Kansas' City, March 26. Wm. Dear
duff, 20 years old, a cleik, xvas ar
rested today, chargcel with stealing $300
worth of diamond rings from his em
ployers. Kd wards & Sloan, wholesale
jewelers. Later, xvhen confronted xvitb
the rmg3, xvhlch ha I been lounel hidden
In the basement of the llrm'n building,
Dearduff biokc down and confessed.
Dearduff also confessed to having sent
Mr. Kd wards, the senior member ot
the firm, 11 letter threatening to kid
nap the jeweler's son If he did not im
mediately produce Jl.tlnO. Dearduft
said he planned the robbery by him
self and bad taken no one Into his
confidence. He stole tiie rings and hid
them in the basement. The scheme to
extort money from Mr. ndwauls was
then conceived and the letter was sent
Kdwnrds- hail bis son guarded while
he made up a package of wasto paper
and sent It by Deardult to tho place
Indicated In the letter. Dearduff re
ported that he was met by two men.
who took the package fiom him. Later
he reported finding the? empty tray In
the basement nnd asserted that some
one had stabbed him. Today Dearduff
admitted having Inflicted the wound
himself, Deardulf has been employed
by the Arm for eighteen months.
ATTEMPT AT KIDNAPPING.
Strange Man Chloroforms Edward
McAvoy, of Wilkes-Bane.
Ily Kxcliuilse Wire from The. Associated I'rc.
WIlkes-Darre, March 21. A dating
attempt was mndei to kidnap Kdward1
MeAvoy, aged 11 years, of this city,
today. Two men picked him up In the
yard of bis father's house and can led
blin to a surrey In waiting. A hnnd
kereiilef. saturated with chlorofonn,
was placed over his nose and he be
Mtiic unconscious. 'When he reviwd
ho found himself on tho back seat of
tho xehlcle. which was then jarring
over 11 country road.
Young McAvoy sprang from the car
ilnge. One of tho men ran after him,
but the yongster's ciles attracted the
attention of the occupants of another
carriage, which was passing, nt the
time, and the kldnappeis, lieeomltig
scared, whipped up their horses and
SENATOR QUAY NOT ILL.
No Signs of Itumoied Neivous Pros
tration, So Long as the Fish Bite,
liy i:cliislve Wire fiom The Associated Pre.
Pittsburg. Match lit!. Uumoin that
Senator M. S. Quay was suffering from
nervous prostration and was In a ser
ious condition, wero set at rest Unlay
tl on the receipt of tho following tele
gram from his son:
St. I.ucie, I .i MjilIi 2b.
lather la iiupiovlnar ttcudlly. He las jut
return! d fiom fishing and If there are any stein
of i.srvons prostration, 4r not been able to
obscne them. (Mcntili It. II. 'fiuj.
tly Cxtliiiive Wire fiom Tins Associated Prrs.
Nes York, Maicli ill, Atilsedtriirneasla, Glai.
liwsv; U (iaKoane. Ilaviej Kilser Wllmlni Per
(irosso, tlremeni I'rleiland, Antwerp; Vaderlaud,
iouthxtiptoii, Clcaieds N'ooidland, Anlweipj
Oeeanle, Liverpool; Sardlnlin, (llatguw-. rullcds
Latin, nrrmen sin rVmtliainptoii, Gibraltar Ar
lived: Kalscrln Maria Thcica, New or., for
Naples) and (ienoa,' Plymouth-Sllelt Pritorla,
from llanibuitr nnd lloiilngiie, ew- Ytuk. I.ltard
I'ainli Slatendam, New Yet I, for ftotterdam.
Till NKWS THIS M0RNIN1..
Winner Indications Todayi
FAin FaLLINQ TCUPERATUnc.
1 fJcneril riflit Asalnxt the Vmslian Moene
Another Crisis In Chinese Aftilrs.
Morocco Also Kan a War ClO'id,
ficheme lo Blow t'p the Oar.
I Central Catbetidalc Department.
3 I.ocil Supreme Court Opinion on the Klghth
Interesting Uoallnr; Gimea,
Note and Comment.
6 Local Anthracite Strike Situation.
Councils llm Peculate Water llatnt.
8 Local West Hcranlon and Suburban.
" flcneral NorlheaMcrn Pennsylvania,
l'lnaoclal and Commercial.
8 Locat-rVniiily Jlclctlhe nellcies Citlbertt
MR. C0NNELL AND
THE MINERS UNION
As a Matter of Courtesy He Would
Have No Objection to Meeting
Ily lAelueise Wire fiom l'li V--ocijied Press.
liilladelplila, March 2C Congress
man William Council, of Scrantou, an
extensive anthracite coal operator In
the Lackawanna ellstrlct, came to this
city today to close negotiations with
the Lehigh Valley Hallread company
for the sale of hK "William A." mine
It Is believed here that Mr. Council's
xislt may have an Impnilnnt beating
upon existing conditions In the an
thracite coal region, although he as
serted tonight that bis ptesence hi this
city had nn slunUienncc in that le
spect. He said lie had for some time
been negotiating with the I.chigh A'ul
ley Itallrotid company fo: the sale of
the "William A." colliery, nnd that he
would meet the eifllclals of the road
tomorrow, when the deal will doubtless
It is said, however, that Hist) let
President T. D Nh bolls, of the Called
Ml up Wnikers of America, wiled C'nn-gre-sminn
Council, leeittestlng him to
meet a delegation of the union lenders.
Mr. Council Is quoted us saying that
as a matetr of courtesy he would not
object to meeting tepresentntlves of
the union. He Is not cognizant of any
grievances and regards It as not out
of the ordinary to hear their com
plaints. m '
MR. MITCHELL'S STATEMENT.
Does Not See How Opeiators Can Re
fuse to Recognize the Union,
lis. IXeluslse Wire from The Associated l'ie-.
New York.March ilG.-vfohn Mitchell,
president of the United Mine Workeis,
gave out an Interview today concern
ing a statement made in Wall street
yesterday to tho effect that the coal
operators could not afford recognition
to the miners' union, slue they con
sidered It unbuslncss-llketo bind them
selvis M a body who-e leaiers could
not make an agreement that would b
legally binding upon the tnlneis. Mr.
".Such an objection cannot consist
ently be made lo recognition of our
union by the operators. They have
been and ate now treating with labor
organizations whose responsibility Is
no greater. If us groat, as that ot the
railed Mine Workers of America. In
the light of these precedents the opera
tors cannot stand befoie the public
consistently In a refusal to recoguixe
Sabbath Committee Condemns the
Collection of Malls and Running
of Trains on Sunday.
Ily llxiluslse Wirt from the A-iocIattil Prrs.
Slioudsburg. Maich it;. At today's
session of the rtillaileipuia. .xieinniust
Uplscopal conference. Oeeirgo W. Heck
ley, jr., presented the icport of the
City Mission and Church lCxtensiou
society.whlch stated that nine churches
and four missions weto dependent upon
the society for aid. The receipts for
Hie year were $18,000, of xvhlch SS.000
was from collection. The reappoint
ment of Rev. C. M. Hoswcll, as secie
tary, was lecommended. Hex. Dr. Wal
lace Mc.Mullen presented the icport of
the Kvangellcal alliance.
Tho report of the Sabbath cninmltteo
condemned the collection of malls, tho
running of trains and tho publication
of Sunday newspapers as glgantio
desecrations ot tho Sabbath. Tho con
ference report commended the abolish
ment ot tho army canteen, and urged
pastori) to secuio tho pledges of young
people to abstain from Intoxicants and
tobacco. Tt also suggested an otgan
Ized campaign by the young people
against the liquor tralllc.
Tim annual repot t of tho Pennsylva
nia Seamen's Friend society stated
that during tho year fifty-four libraries
liiivn been furnished ships, making a
total of MIS since IRC:', containing C5.
107 volumes. Jllbles nnd testaments In
eight lansuages weio distributed. Tho
appointments will bo unnonnced to
morrow. rtev. C. M. llnhvvvll. who has been
considered tor tho presiding eldership,
will not bo appointed, as his services
In connection with the city missions
aie considered Invaluable.
Big Bond Issue,
tly lixcluslie Wiro from Tiie Aisoclated Preu.
esv Vnk, Maich C. The bond laue of !,
J.'iO.CsiO tur tho new hall cf iccoids for which
an order lo sliosv ejus" whs the itincl almulil
not bo considered In contempt cf eoint his been
Issued, (sine up today and tlm council voted
Pi Issiio ibo bonds.
By Inclusive Wire fiom The xsso-iatfd 1'ieis.
Lisbon, March id.--A rcllgloiu ilot Vis re
cuntsl In fWulul, eighteen utiles amilli cf Lis
bon. Troops were called nut. Seseial penons
weie wounded nnd It i rumored tint koine were
hilled. tidi was finally leanrcd.
Brouoht About Tlirouol. Expiration
ot Period lor Slfjnina Man-
CHINA HAD WARNING
The Position of the United States
Government Upon the Consumma
tion of tho Manchuria Agreement
Was Outlined in a Note Sent to th
Chinese Minister on February 10,
Advising Against Entering Into
Any Private Territorial Arrange
My Rxxltutre W'lic from The Associated Press.
Washington, March 1!0. The crisis In
the Chinese question, ibrnught about
thiough the expiration of the period
allowed for the signature) by China ot
the Manchuria agreement, xvas tho
principal topic before the cabinet to
day. The conviction obtained that tho
United State's had done all that It
propct ly could to prevent tho consum
mation of this aiiangement, nnd to
make clear to the public the completii
disapproval which Is cntertalneel by
the United States government for thli
sort of secret trenty-iuaklng it xvas
tleemcd proper to give out today to tho
public, the copy of a note sent to tho
Chinese minister, February 19, xvurnlng
tiie Chinese government against en
tering Into any private, territorial eip
financial arrangements without tho full
knowledge of all the powers. On March
1 a copy of this note was cabled te thej
I'nlted States representatives at St.
Petersburg, London, llciiln, as xvell na
to the capitals of tho other powers.
Assuming that the arrangement Is to
be carried out. It Is still the contention's
ef the state department that nothing
has occurred to change tho status ot
the United Slates toward tho "open
door," as applied to any part of China,
Including Manchuria. As far as writ
ten pledges can commit a power, llus
sla. stands pledged to accord to tho
Unted States the "open door" If sho
takes control of Manchuria, either di
rectly by annexation or Indirectly by
tho quite ns effectual means ptoposeil
in this Husso-Chlnese agreement.
That is fhe view of tho state depart
ment and that view Is endorsed by th
Tho administration believes that tin
secret agreement between Itussla nntj
China Is in violation of tho spirit. i
not the letter, of the general under
standing to xvhlch all the powers sub
scribed last summer, and tho United
States government Is prepared to use
all Its moral suasion and Influence to
prevent Its consummation. Further
than that, however, the government is
not piepared to go.
Tho presld-Mit and members of tho
cabinet believe it Is conceivable that
Kussla Is entitled, perhaps, to sonio
separate guarantees from 'China for
the protection of Its railroad concession
In Manchuria, but not to the extent
which It Is understood the -zar's gov
ernment Is to obtain by the secret
MRS. HALL ATTACHES
Will Leave It in the Hands of Ad
By l.vi lir-lve Wiro fiom llns Associated Ptes.
Iliidgeport, Conn., March 20. Daniel
Davenport, counsel in Iliidgeport fon
Mrs. Helen Hall, announced today that
Mrs. Hull has attached all tho money,
In the late Cleoige F. Ollmnn'H name,
wherever deposited. Including $l0ri,00O
111 the Hank of North America, New",
Yoik, The attorney added that Mrs.
Hall would not Interfere nt all with
the tea Ktort property, realizing that
tho Intel ests of the business dcmnuit
that It shall be allowed to go on un
hampered. Regarding the basis ot Mrs. Hall's,
claim, the attorney remains as non
committal as ever. Mr. Davenport noti
fied the Iliidgeport Trust company, ad
ministrator of the Oilman estate, that
Mis. Hall would freely turn tho Oil
man mansion, nt Hlack Rock, over tu
its possession, and that her mother
and brother would vacate tho mansion
shortly. In taking this step, Lawyer
Davenport said Mrs. Hull does not
xvatvo her tltlo or right to go to tho
mansion, but as owner of the property,
and confiding in tho integrity of nho
administrator, sho piefers to have It
taken care of by tho company.
Charges Against Postmaster.
Ily F.uluslio Wire from The Associated l'res.
Washington, March 2'.. flic civil srrxlcei cam.
mission Ins juvt concluded an Investigation ut
.hiritcs against Postmaster fobel, of Lrie, la,
'llirso charge", which ara accompanied by a
i.ii'nber ot afllcUvlU, allc;f political aetlsil.s,
dl-erlmlniitlnti .ualn-t cmplo.vin .ilontr polltiial
Hues, neglect of offuo by leason ot pollUc it
real mid use of the. sniciunicnt bulMlrv: ut
Kilo for u ii"1ukj1 c.i.rus of number of lur
New President of the Erie.
Uy Kxilmivs Who fiom The Associated Pies,
NVvr Yoil, Manli '.M. -Tho Joining Post y
"Vlto 1'icsldetit 1". P. rndemoml, of the Haiti,
more and Ohio lullimd hat accepted lli pri'sl
drncy of the Kilo railroad, Presidint Hill, of
the Gicat Northern laihsay. wjs today In llil
tlmore conferring with Mr. 1'nderwood ant
when ho returns lo New- Veil I, lain- Ihis sci
it U probabbs tint all details as to when Mr.
I'ndcrwood will take up Ids duties on the l.il,
ralhoad will be aeuled."
f WEATHER FORECAST.
Waihii-jlnn, March t'cl. I orrrot for ---
eaMem Prmisjlt'atiia, fair in aoulliern,
sV cliarlmr In lioilheui portion Weduesdcri s
- falling; tennieiaturei I1I5I1 norlhwesierly s
f wind. Willi sesrre sale en tin coast,
4- illmlnlshlliE; 'iliursdas, fair. sV