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SCRANTOX. 1A., MOiSDAY MORNING, APRIL S, 190.1.
The Accused Murderer of Millionaire
NWIIIIam M. Rice States That
Jones Has Sworn Falselu.
OBJECT OF THE WITNESS
Lawyer Patiick Claims That the
Object of the Jones Testimony Is
to Keep Patrick in Piison, Pending
the Rice Will Litigation Desper
ate Chnnccs Are Taken by the Wit
ness Jones' Tour of the Tender
loin. fi.t Inclusive Whe from I he Aouated IVi".
New York, Apiil 7. Luwier Albert
T. Patrick, who is chained with the
niUMlcr of Mlllionahe Willluni Matsh
Jllce. made a. statement tonight con
cerning thu ruv,. He h,ul been asked
to .' something concerning u stoiy
ptiritcd iti a morning paper to thu ef
fect ihnt Kief's valet hud .spent sev
einl hour", accompanied by a police
man attached to the dlstilct attorney's
tilllee, in touting the tcndotloin district.
Aeeoidlng 10 this, hotels, loncoit. lulls
and guldens and theatres had been
visited by the piisonor .md his attend
iinl.s and dozens of drinks taken. On
this point Lnwjer I'atiick said:
"I hiive known that this kind of
thins has been going on for several
wcls. 1 eonld not bine swoin that
sueli was the ease, but. r have heaid
fiom v.uious soutces that Jones was
plentifully supplied with money, was
taken out buggy tiding and was other
wise tioated with si eat kindness and
eoiisideiation." He then went on to
s peak ol the nice minder case. This
is the (list time that ho has niado any
.tenement .since his arrest- He said:
"Jones ne er killed AV. M. Iticc. Had
ic done so he never would have testi
lled to It, especially ns the dlstiict nt
toincy lias piomised him no Immunity,
nor would his counsel, even though
, piovided bv Captain Baker, have per
mitted him to do so. His confidence is
due to the tact that A. M. Itice, at the
age of eight v-four, died of heait fail
ure, as did his In other, F. A. ftlee, yes
terday, at the ago ot .seventy, and
thcie will never he any proof other
wise. The only crime of which Jones
Is guilty ot is that ot conspiring1
against the tflOO will and the act of pei
imy in the piesent proceeding. His
taiiy stoiy is the lesulL of a eollaboi
ation with Captain James A. Halter,
Jones' lawyer; Mr. Battle, who is hhed
by Baker; Assistant District Attorney
Osborne. ,ind Tiof. AVitthaus, the pio-fc-slonal
opeit, whose report Osborne
for the last sl months has been ex
pecting in a few days, and who swore
that Itice died of nierruilal poisoning-,
if he did noL die of something else.
"The objei I ol Jones' stoiy is 10 liae
lie held in piison pending the will llti
gntou. I have already been in prison
slv innnths on the ioigoiy ehaiae,
without even being indicted, and I do
notbelieie that there K any .seiious in
tention to tiy me on a ciltuinal ehaige.
be toie a Jiuy.
"My auest 011 a murder ehaige, and
the despeiate attempt to bold me, is
due enthely to inv ability and attempt
to ghe ball upon any le-s seiious
chuige. The stock in tiado of the op
position to the 11)00 will Is their ahcaely
ilomonstiated ability to tontiol the ells
tiict attorney's, olliee; that is to say,
that poitlon piesldcd over by Osborne,
ooi which theie seems to be no ad
"So tar the tactics employed, against
me have been the gl Ing out by Mi:
osboine contlnuall ot statements
known by him to be false, in ouler to
cause the public piejudlee to believe
me guilty, so as m Justity false Im
prisonment and to pi event a fair tiial:
the wiongfnl impiesslon of myself and
the hounding by detectives of those
who appear to l.ivor me; the abuse of
the piocess of the couits by winugfnlly
.subpoenaing, In the name of the eouif,
pei sons to personally appear before
him and submit to examinations in his
"The list-, under the gul.-e of wit
nesses, of pioressional handwriting ex
perts to swear that the slgnatuios of
U10 mno will, clucks, assignments, etc,
me foiogiles and the piocuilng of
lalso testimony nto all in' tho same
line, Jones swoie on the witness
stand, and Osborne admitted It in open
foiirt. that Junes hud Infoimed Os
borne nbout Jantiaiy that Jones had
killed Mr, Itlco with ehloioforin nnd
that subseiiuently, in collaboration
with which AVllthnus on Feb. 27 the
liesent complaint dunging 1110 with
killing Rico with meicuil.it poison was
made? at tho Instance of Osboine, in an
attempt to depilvo mo ot nil knowl
edge of tho nature of tho accusation
ngainst nn until he had used ns wit
nesses those whom he supposed to be
"I have been inloinied that Jones'
has been for several weeks past per
mitted to 10am tho streets, So far as
I am concerned, I have no objection,
ptovldod that Jones be kept within llie
juilsdletlon of the court,
The Desperate Chances,
"It would take but llltlq couoboia.
tlon to convict Jones upon his own
confession, hut It would take a gieat
deal to convict me upon Jones' nccu.
fcatlon. If I am held 01 indicted tor
murder, Jones will ceitainly bu also
npd I would binely be uciu!tted, but
In his effoit to have himself 001 in.
boratefl ho might be convicted, he
would suiely bo eloctiocuted, for no
hand fould save him,
"Jones is staking hh Hlo upon the
ability of tho haniwiltlug expcits to
dlsciedlt Wee's sgnatute, which Jones
saw htm wiite and which he shows
by his numeious statements nnd un
certain testimony that he knowa lilco
"Joiips may icst .tbsiiied that those
for whom he has outlawed himself
fiom mankind will abandon him when
they can no longer use him.
"As to my own position, t can only
fay that I will be vindicated nnd will
1m able to discharge all duties devolv
ing upon and maintain all lights be
longing to me, all of which, however,
Is In the hands ot my able and con-M.-ivntlvo.
"Ot petsonal tevense 1 have no
thought, but If 1 am ever convinced
that V. M. Ulce was inuidered, I shall
do my utmost to onvlct all Impll
cntfd, In which event I nni sine T
can piove the motive in the alleged will
of 1S0C and the insllgatois to bo per
sons solving to uphold It, and prove
that Jones did the deed, believing that
he could thus pievent the consumma
tion ot Mr. Bice's plans through me."
T)lstth,t Attorney Phllbln was ask'd
today what he knew of Jones' tour
of tho Teiuieitoln. lie leplled that he
knew nothing whatever except what
he had tend.
"Httvo you nt any time given per
mission for him to absent himself
fiom tile House of Detention, except
when he was in atlendnnee at couil?"
"I have not," he replied.
Assistant District Attorney Osboine
tonight jaid that he was aware or
Jones trip through the Tendeiloln Fil
dny night, and thnt it was taken for
the puipose of locating witnesses ti
testily In the Iticc case. He added
that sl- witnesses weie wanted, and
tlal one had been located by means
of this trip.
LI HUNG CHANG
Is Satisfied That Theie Is Not
Likely to Be Another Hitch iu
Negotiations with Poweis.
B. hxilume Wbe liom 'the Asodall l'n
l'ekin, April 7. Mr. Bockhill, Hiiited
States special commissioner in Pekln,
had a long interview yesterday with
1.1 Hung Chang, who satisfied hiin that
theie is not likely to be any further
hith in die negotiations for a set
tlement between China and the pow
ris. China has agreed to the list of
punishments submitted by tho niinls
teis of the poweis, asking only one
concession, namely, deprivation of oL
fice instead of banishment, in the case
of .1 man who is 70 years of age. To
this the ministers have agieed. TJ
Hung Chang says the court is es
tiemely anxious to leturn to Pekln as
soon as the loieign tioops evacuate
Some of the ministers of the powers
begin to think thnt .so large it lorce as
U.O0O tioops acting as legation guuids
in the city proper would be a gieat
mistake. Such a body would have to
leinain in a space of one squat e mile,
The tioops could not be allowed out
side the legation quarters armed, and
it would piobably not be sate for then
to go un.11 mod.
Jt is thought bv some of the inlnls
tcis that it the encampment weie
made fiom twelve tofliteen miles away,
with the neeessa'iy stoics, tills ar
langement would be much pieferable,
as a telegiam could bring tioops Into
the city immediately.
aioreover, several minlstcis have
been insulted by troops of other na
tionalities. Mr. Kockhill and Sir Kr
uest Mason Satow. (tho Bntlsh minis
ter), were leturnlng fiom a dinner in
sn'an chaiis, when the chahs weie
stopped by lioiman soldleis, who pro
ceeded to beat the beaiers. The la
dies ot the paity weie gieatly fright
ened. The ministeis genoiallv fear that the
piescnco in Pekin of a considerable
lone of tioops of -aiious ii.iticin.tlt
iies might be a source of Inlet national
They aie not enthely pleased with
the militaiy pioposals of the geneials,
as they 1.1II to see the necessity for
the demolition of all forts.
Eveiy Piepaiation for War with
Russia Is Being1 Made.
tl, l.Mliibr Wire ucm Hie Ai-inllcil I'h
London, Apiil S. The Yokohama cor
lespuudout of the Daily Mall, wiling
yesterday and dealing with the atti
tude of Jnpan toivaid Uussla's Chinese
"Shipping companies have Inen or
deied to hold their essoin In leadl
ness for tiansport service. Ci niseis 011
the icseive list have been comiuls
sloned tor active service. All leaves
have been lecalled, and ollleeis of tho
Hist lesorvo havu been warned tor ser
vices. Theie lb much popular excite
ment." ITALIAN SQUADRON SAILS.
Benis Autograph. Letter fiom Victor
Emanuel to Loubet.
By llxclu.he Wire from The .s,ocUtcd I'ir
l,.i Spola, Apxil ".The Ilullaii
squadron sailed for Toulon today In
two divisions, the first commanded by
the Dulce of Genoa, consisting of six
iionehuls and two torpedo boats, and
the second under Bear Admlial Coi
lellettl, lonslsting of seven 'iiopclads
ami one torpedo boat.
Tho Duke ot Genoa beais ap auto
gtaph letter from King Victor Ihnan
uel to President Loubut.
MoPailnnd Leaves Philndelphia.
B l.Mbube Wlic from 'Hi? foiotiitetl 1'ifii
Plilladolpliit, April 7Catcbrr McFaiUnJ, of
llic l'hllailolihU ltio!lJl Ifjgiic club, vhc au
here liom lils boms in CIeeljml a few da Jt,
jt u wipc.!,fii iu mler into puttlco with liU
(eani, !m to the mrptl.n. o( I ho uij.iui;uiit;nt,
bettinirii to hU liom, iluiuger Shcttillne tahl
loilght Hut McV'arlJm had i-ljiu'il a rontiut
with the 1 1 11b, anj that be l.ncu no irif.cn for
I lie utibci't ktiddcn departure.
Ten Cases of Plague.
Uy .tlnhe Wire frcm 'Ibe Atioclatod lren.
Cjpe Town, Apiil 7. Pmlntr the la.t folly.
rltilit hours trn (ivsh csC9 ot the bubonic pljuiic
ne been ctficiilly ritid. 0 these tonr arc
t.uiuppjiis and the ntlior coloidl Ufroiu. 'J he
cvi.r ' a oloicd pcrnir. sho bad died i the
dueau wis (ounil todi).
Portu Persons Iniured In a Trolley
flccirtcnt at Suracuse-Six;u
Passcnucrs In the Ganal.
THE BRIDGE GIVES WAY
Sevewil Pei sons Who Weie Clo&siiig
the Bridge at tho Time Also Drop
with the Car The Injured Cnriled
Up Ladders fiom the Canal Bed.
Had the Canal Been Pilled with
Water the Disaster Would Have
By Kxclumr Wiie from I he Aviocmlfd I'ims.
Syracuse, X. T., Apiil T. While a oni
on the old Kast Side: Suburban line of
tlie Syi.'ictiso Itapld Tianslt conipanv
was ciosslng the James .stieet In Idgu
over the Osivego canal, In the heart of
the city, about 1" TO o'clock yesterday
afternoon, the bridge suddenly gave
way, (hopping the car and its sKty
passengets to the canal bed, thlity leet
below. Seveial pcisons who weie cross
ing the bridge at tihe time went down
with the car, and a loaded lumber wag
on was piled on top of the heap. About
thlity passengets were injined. It is
not believed that any deaths will occur,
all hough there ate reports of several
1 t the wotst iujuted being dangerously
Had tlie canal been filled with water
the nccident would have been moie
set ions. The car struck the towpath
and slid off Into the mud at the canal
bottom, wheie It stuck. The water
would have been deep enough to cover
all except a tew windows and tlie fiont
door, and many of the passengets
would have undoubtedly pet isbed.
"When the crash came, poisons on
the street called tihe the department.
Ladders were quickly lnweied and the
injured canied up and sent to their
homes or to hospitals in caulagos and
ambulances. For a few minutes th
shtieks of women and children gave
tlie impression that sevei.il peisons
weie killed, while the bloody appeal -ances
of those lescued made the icpori
For mote than a ear tlu'ie bae
been criticisms of tlie conditions of the
biidge, many piedictlons being made
bv press and people that unless It was
speedily strengthened nn accident
would happen. The biidge was about
eighty feet long and slty leet wide.
It was broken sharp off at both em
bankments, the entile stlltctuie going
into the canal.
MILITARY PLAN FOR CHINA
The Allied Geneialb Decide Wheie
Tioops Shall Remain Peimanent-
ly Gen. Chaffee Dissents.
Bj KuIiMm" Wire fiom I ho .WiuiHd IVii
Pel.in, April C The meeting of the
generals of the allied tioops and Count
on AValdeisee this 11101 nlug was of
gieat interest and inipoitance. Though
it was known before-hand what had
piacticallv been decideded upon, still
the meeting showed conclusively the
altitudes of the dilterent poweis. The
only dlssontienls nom the plan adopt
ed were Geneial Chaifee, tho Anieiican
commander, and Cleneial AYogack,
commander of the Russian foices, who
both thought that the number ot points
to be occupied was excessive and also
that the number of tioops was 100
gieat. The other geneials weie unani
mous in (be opinion that nine points
on the railway should be occupied be
tween Pekln and Pban-Hal-Kunn,
with '1.000 men, exclusive of the 2,000
hi l'ekin. This will be 11 peinianent
nv,suie, while the reduction 01 tho
piuM'iU foices will be nuide according
to the wishes of the itspectle gov
oinmenls, The railway between I'.io-Tlng-Fu
and Pekln will not be guaided, It not
being a line of communication with
Gcueial Clialfeo suggested that It
wan only necessaiy to occupy two
points between Yaiig-Tsuu and Tien
Tsiu and three between Tien- Tsln and
Slinn-IIal-ICwan, wllh a total of U.000
men, exclusive of those at Pokin. It
was not necessaiy, he said, to liavo
toldlers at Tong-Fu, as ua'val vessels
woio always there, and also because
the lellof.s would always bo passing
Imckwatd nnd forwid.
General AVognck thought 1,000 men
would be sufficient for occupying Tien
Tln and Shan-Hai-Kwan.
Thu views of the mnjoiltv will bo
presented to the ministeis lor Ininto
dlat action, as the generals feel that
the acceptance by tho Ghlnso of these
terms, Including the totul desti notion
of the forts at Slmn-lIal-Kwan, Pel
Tang, Taku, Tong-Ku, Pol.Tsan and
Yang-Tsun. will mean complete sub
mission, when ariangenionts ought to
bo made for the withdrawal of .1 111a
jniliy of the foices fiom Chlnn,
THE HYENA A WRECK.
Captain Dlx and Stewaid Fuller
Bv hidmhr Wire frcni Hie Auoelated I'mj.
Gloucester, Aptll 7. -Tint schooner
Hyena of Calais, Jlalne, bound to that
port fiom Perth Amboy, went aslune
at Kast Gloucester ut :t o'cloik this
mot nlug and is a total wieck.
Captain W. Tt. DIn. of West Tie
rnont, Jlalne, and Stewaid Fullei, ies
denco unknown, weio lost, while tho
Iwo other niembeis of tho crew, Hot
uett and Klmer Stanley, weie saved.
Cool Pockets Binned.
By Kxcluilie Wire from Hie Associated Prew.
New York, April 7. Ibo cojl porkcts of the
Long bland railroad jjuli at the t li initial in
ens Ulaiul City, wliiib urre'Iojdod with roal,
ner detui)eil by fiu lonU'lit. Ibe uilroad
company rtlnutcd the lo-s at about fiO.di'O.
MORTALITY AT RIO JANEIRO.
A Wide Dlsciepnncy Between Popu
lation Flguies Given by Statistical
nnd Saiiltniy Authorities.
11 lltihuhe he from The AsorfalPil Vrm
Washlnglon, AptJl (!. A wldu dis
ci epanry between tho population fig
ures given by tho statistical authorities
of Rio Janelio nnd by the sanitary au
thoillles llieie is called In the attention
of tlie ninrliie hospital sotvlcv In Hie
annual repot t-ot Acting Asslstntit Sur
geon Ilavclhtirg ut that poll. He says
the sanitary authorities make the pres
ent population of Rio Janeiro 79.1,000,
whllo the statistical authorities make It
Tlie Impression pievalls that lllo has
a laigcr population than that shown
bv the census, but not so lnige as esti
mated bv the sanitary authorities. The
flguies of the sanitary authorities show
a total mortality during tflOO of 1S per
cent., against 20 per cent, the ptevious
year. The number of still bliths Is
etiulvaleiit to 77 'per 1,000 of the total
bliths, a remaikablc showing. Thu
number of deaths lias exceeded the
bliths. Tubetculosls furnished almost
une-llfth of the total modality.
PAPER AT HAVANA
Piesldeut McKlnley, General Wood
and Senator Piatt Caiicatured
by "La Discussion."
By l.v.lti-.t Wbe Iroin 'Ibe Av.0(iikd Pie-
Havana, April 7. "La Discussion"
bits been suppressed by older of Go
ernor General Wood, and its ofllces
liae been closed and sealed. This ac
tion was due to the publication yestei
dny of an illustration having the title
of "Tile Cuban Cavalry," rept escntlng
the Cuban public In the foim of a Cu
ban soldier being ci aciiled between two
lliieves. Genoial Wood being represent
ed as ono thiet and President McKln
ley as the other. Both weie labelled
with their names. Senator O. IL Piatt
was represented as a Roman soldier
giving vinegar and gall in the foim ot
the IMatt amendment, while I public
opinion, as Mary Magdalen, was weep
ing at tlie loot of the oioss. Relow
was the following insciiption: "Destinv
will noticsene for us a glorious teur
loclion." The picluie caused much unfavorable
comment yesterday, fiom the point ot
iew of decency. The editor of the pa
per, Penor Coiando, was ai tested, but
was released on ball.
Sonnr Capote, pi evident of the Cuban
constitutional convention, visited Gen
oial Wood and told him that tlie con
vention, individually and as a body,
legtetted the publication of the cailca
tuie. Kenor Capo it- said the pietiuc
mlsiei evented the public feelings of the
Cubans, who held Geneial Wood and
Pi evident McKlnley in the greatest le
spect, and were deeply gialetul to
them. On his .solicitation Geneial Wood
allowed "La Discussion" to continue
publication, but the judge ot the cor
lectlonnl court "Will pieler chaiges, the
chaiacter ol wtilch is to be detet mined
later, against Senor Coiando.
Senor Cor.indo and Castellnuos, tlie
tarloonisl, will be tiled on a ehaige of
cilmlnal libel. Tlie I miner is held un
der $1 .000 ball, and the later in the sum
WENDELL BURPEE ASHORE.
Two-Masted Schooner Wrecked Off
B.r Kfihiibe Wire fiom Tae .taorlalul l'its
I'oitland, Maine, Apiil 7. The two
inasteil schooner WVndall J?uippe, of
St. John, X. H went ashoio oa Cape
niUabeth shortly beloie is o'clock this
noon, the captain, cook and one sailor
being drowned, while the mate only
The lost weie Captain Louis Meiv.
buiv. Geoigc Foster, the cook, both of
St. John, ami a sailor known as "Ikig
lish Clunlle." The mate, John Swen
son, of St. John, managed to icaeli the
shoie mote dead limn allc The
schooner will undoubtedly be a. total
lb r.clu-.te Wire fiom 'Jlie .Woeialed l'io3.
l'..iN, Apiil 7. llieie vrat 110 ImpoilJnt chauje
lodiv ill tlin iniiditicu of 31, WaMeikdlitblMu,
mid l'iolfont I.niiKt, blithe liioomi,,ils luic
btin 111 iter! illy Jlfrtliil lecenllj by the 1II111 s
of the premier, l.nlod foi Nne on w.iy t
'li'iihm to :r. ot the cIMtln; il.il'm Hua'(!n 11
miller the Hnl.11 it (!'ui. 31 l.onb.i wis n
iiiiiunlcil bv if, Dob no, 1 ilni-tor fof fnreli.ii
ll'lin, and Claiua! Audio, nilnbtii of w.lt.
Will Entertain the Piesldeut.
Ily l.ulibbn Wire from Tim As-oclitcil l'u
Domci, Ci'I. April T, V non piiliu ioiii.
mlttco of tttciitl ono iiti,ni, iiiiludins United
stitcj SenatoH t'ellcr and Pitferson, e-&eiutor
Uokott and ('nnitre-w.Kn Hell .ind Slutrotb, lui
been bdiUoil to iccebn .ind entertain Pnstlilcnt
JlcUinloy upon lilt llt to Denver, the pusl.
dent H expicted to tpind llnec ilaii le folo.
rado, ono at Pernor, one at ('obiudo Spilnr',
.mil one on I'iKu'h Peak
Spaiks fiom Switch Eiifiine.
Ily KMlniho Who from Tlie Awoclated i'ltv.
St, fonW, April 7. Spaika fiom a twite li en
fclie today et tlio to Ibe hlc eieiaior owned ly
I lie St. I ouLi UiMtor end Storage (onipiny nil
wllli 111 lc- 1 lun tno hours tin liiiihiln,- ujs ic,
diu-fd tn al i'-h enl illhs: u lo-.i of VriJ.ooo. '(be
bnlbiin,' unit ccnleiiri, wbldi cmuUtid et about
mIihkkj IuitIkI of wliul and ior.1 wire fnllv In
tilted Result of Mis, Nation's Ciusede,
By l.ulufhe Woe finm llie Aocuteil Pu.
Sillnj, Apiil 7 ibe lli-.t I11.il of thj "joint.
Mi" under the no lluiivll la, pl.ed b the
jt IcisbUtuie, wbltli nuiec It 4 inisdemcji uj
r b" found in pojvesion of tpiilliiniu liqnou,
refilled in no lenlla beie lain 1jc night and
(he jury i diiinlweil 'llie 1 j-ji; o( the law
o a tciiU ot the Irinreiaiue ciiMcle ttjiUJ
j. Mii S'ation
tlj r.iebuno Wire fiom 'Ibe .Uocijtnl l'ui
New York, Apiil 7. Vniicds La 1 hampajno.
lUyie; Seiia, Liverpool and (Jueei.slovin
Qutimlown Airiicd: Ktruna, Now Yoili for
Lberpool. Soiithamplon rrllcd: lxoenlslu
Lulur, Now oik foi Premen; Vderland, ew
Yoik. IUie 'Airhcilt La ROMOsne, New oit.
I Ixaifl lx-oi. .No'iilUnl, Nttt Yoik foi nt-crp.
Emperor William DrcpIu fltlllGted
bu the Attempts Made to
Take His Life.
HIS SPEECH TO THE ARMY
Germany's Ruler Anticipates Seiious
Complications in the Near Futuro
and Relies Upon the Army to Be
True to Its Traditions and Solemn
Oath The Authority of the Crown
to Be Maintained Soldiers Warned
AgaiuBt Listening' to the Tempter.
By Fxoliule Who fiom llie Associated l'ie.
Berlin, Apiil 7. Caieful Investigation
at Potsdam today lcgardlng the cir
cumstances In which Emperor William
delivered his latest milltaij' address
developed the Information that (luting
a levlow Inst Tuesday (not Friday, as
oilginally cabled), n number of mili
tary bodies belonging to the Potsdam
gaulson, Including tlie first regiment
of foot guaids, extiaordlnaiy pier.tu
tlons wetc taken to pievent any icp
rescntalive of the press or other civil
ian obtaining knowledge of his majes
ty's lemarks-, which were uttered In
the laislgailPii, adlolnlng the ioal
Prom persons who weie piesent It
was learned that the kaiser spok sub
stantially as follows:
"A hand fiom out of the people was
recently raised against me to mv in
tense sorrow. Evidently .serious times
aie. coming, which will tiy our mettle.
I know that the ai my is ti lie to its
ttndltlons and to tho solemn oath it
has taken. I know it will lemain stead
fast and faithful to me.
"Mv conviction is specially strong
regal ding the guaids and legaidiug
the leglment now piesent, which Is tied
to the nohenzollot ns bv Indissoluble
bonds, ns the past 'bus slum 11 during
tlie tioublous times abioad and even
dining 1 evolutional y times at home.
'"Tho authority of the eiown must I12
maintained at all h.iswids. AVoe to Hie
soldier who listens to the icc of the
Ol tiers seeir. to hae been given by
Hie Prussian miuisliy ot the interior
to suppress all public mention of 0.110
lations fiom the emperor's speeches'.
At Styiuin, near IJssen, dining a le
cenl mcPtlng called to protest against
an incicasc of the 10111 lolls, the police
dissolved the assembly w hen a speaker
eiid a sentence fiom his majesty's
speech to the llmpeior Alexander
grenadieis legardlng his first appear
ance on hotseback after tho attack
upon him at Bremen. Tlie pap-is men
tion similar Instances elsewheie.
CANNIBALISM AT SEA.
Singapore Correspondent of the Eon
don Expiess Wires a Ghnstly
ll I'Ailiune Wile fiom The .ko;iated ri(
London, Apiil S. The Singapoic cor
respondent of the Dally Kxptess wius
a ghastlv story of cannibalism ut sea,
In ought to Singapore by two suivlvois
of the Nova, Scotia bails Angol.v,
wiecked sK days' sail Horn Manila,
October 2.:, last. The cniics-pondcnt
"The siuvlvoi.-, Johuusui, a .Swede,
and Murtlcoinu, a Spaniard, assert
that tho Angola stiuck a leef. Two
rafts weie built. The smaller, bc.11 ing
five men, disappeared. Tho other, with
twelvo men, dilfted for lot ly days, Tho
sallois ate barnacles, sea weed and
nnnlly thulr bootv.
"On tho twontj-llfth day two became
Insane and killed themselves. On the
twenty-sixth a Frenchman killed the
mato with an axe. drank his blood and
tiled to eat his brains, but was nre
vented by the others. Next dny the
Fii'iichman was killed white attempt
ing to minder tho captain. Tho sur
vivors, all of whom weie now Insane,
uto the Fienchnuiu's body,
"Cannibalism continued until only
Johnuseu and Maitlcotnu lemaliied.
On thu foi t j'-second day tho r.u't
sti.inded on Suhl or Flat Island, In tho
Not una gioup (uoithwest of Itoineo).
JohnnscMi and Mnrtlcniuu were awfully
emaciated. Pilendly .Malas sent thuui
by junk to Singapore "
Steam Boiler Explodes,
Ily KulnsUe SMr.i fiom 'the Avsoilated l'ii
0.ilon,vbiiiA . V, piil 7 'l'n .tiani lisllfi
in CIiiiIoh Cluk'n nt mill .it LMio.i lle up
lit 1 is lit 'Ibe e,,0Jon 1 d d tm bnlor lli'm
the biilldm,; llirottinf,- it ubo'it Til bit in the
sir, llie bolbr Undlns on p ol 1 pi,iri 1);.
ikn.bi.U' Jnd biko Chiinplaln rillirul fiii.-bl
luiii 'III- iptoIon uii'.l(d f 1 (.in l' n.t.r.
h. ciil mil. H.ie .it noik liui.b.t 'nil all ixaj.ul
Supposed Case of Shicide.
V) l.uluihc Wlic fiom Tlio v.ocl4ted I'ioj.
PbilJilclplda, piil T. llonaid llmilkei, aged
J'i )oais, of Mlcntown, I 'a , wai found de.id in
a hotel here today, 'llie loom was lllloil Uth u'
and it ii HiippoM'd the voiihk nun tiimiilltled
MiUide, llun.slcl.fr left no (hie bv vWildi 1
riJton could be- aicnid for bl clf iltli nrtiou
Duties Raised on Anieiican Steel,
l l.ncUuhe Wlro frcm The Assoriitod ficii
London, Apiil ". tccmrdirj: to the St, IVler
burfr correipondent of the IUI1. Mall iinpoil iii
tlet for Aladhotlock bae becu ial-(d in :!'
AmeiluMI tUd wJ m
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Wtither Indication! Today)
1 General Koily I'ci-om hijuieil hi a Tiollcy
stittrmcnl by l.iwjir 1'ililik.
Jtllllaiy l'rKiiiiiuno for China.
(I(linai.)'ii Ituler I'r.un .1 ltc nlulluii.
Oener.il C-.iibdii'ljIi- Drpailmcnt,
3 Locnl Ki'lcr Senlce' In t tin Oliiirihei.
Work Done by ltd. '. II. AVIllluins.
Note and Coiiiiiitnt.
S Loral-Diieitor llitdicoik Will U.ok Into Po
No Ordllian'o Kuenj for the llraltli tie
(! Local et Seiuiilon and Siihinbni.
7 ISeneril Noitlifjlnn l'iniih inla.
tinanclal and Commercial
S Local Lhv .Vow of Ihc IndiMriil Wolld.
Mention of Some Men of the Hour.
RUSSIA WILLING TO
Will Give Japan a Fiee Hand in
Koiea to Prevent Her Assuming
a Hostile Attitude.
Hi F.ti lib.ii e Who from The Awouatcd l'nw.
London, Apt 11 S. The Pekln cones
pondent of the Morning Post, whlng
"The Fiench aie still opposed by the
Chinese near Hal-lai. but aie caielut
to avoid a conlllcl. because anv ad
vance would be anticipated by llie
Cleimans, whose patiolv aie thiitv
miles within the province of Shan-Si,
and ean icaeli Tal-Yiieti-Fu at anv
"At Chins Tlng-Fu the rrenoh Intel -cepled
a tetter fiom 1.1 Hung Cluing
to the governor ot Hhan-SI, complain
ing that the Mnnehiulaiv convention
must be signed, because the Ihuopenn
poweis are willing to sit (low n as iwnal
to watch Russia, devoin China.
"it is asserted on gcyicl authoilly
that Russia is willing to give Japan
fice hand in ICoieaillh a view to pre
venting her assuming a hostile atti
Unable to Understand a Dispafth
Received fiom Mr. Squiies, of
the American Legation.
Ty Kv. In. lie Wne finn The Ao.hlo.l Pie-
Washington, Am 11 7. The uduilnls
tiation.is peipleNOd over a cable dis
patch icceived yesletday fiom Mr.
.Sciuius, now in charge, of the Ameri
can legation ill Pekln. This dispatch,
according to a. publication today, said
lhat the "Russian minister refuses to
receive ofllcial communications liom
Chinese commlssioneiR." which c.inled
tho infeience that diplomatic relations
between the two countries Interested
would be broken off. The officials aie
veiy leticenl about the matter and de
cline to atllini or deny -whether it is
couectly slated. They will go only so
far as to admit llie lecelpl of a dis
patch nhosc jutrpoit was not eleailv
understood, for which leason It was
not given to the press for publication.
Another cablegram which reached
here today from Mr. Hnrkhlll, the spe
cial commissioner nf the United Slates
engaged in conducting the peace nego
tiations, made no lefeience lo the al
leged lefusal of the Russians to lecehe
official communications fiom th" Chi
nese commissloneis. As Mi. Ilookhlll
Is in a position to know piomptlv what
develops between the ministeis and tiie
peace comrnissioneis. It is believed he
would be prompt to 1 open I a step ot
such fat -1 caching inipotlance as the
published dispatch 1 1 0111 Mr. Skillies
At the Russian embassy po luioimti
Uon on the subject was obtainable to
night. The impie-siou ot the officials
at the embassy was that !io special
slgnlllcance attached to the Squiois
dispatch. Aceoidlng to them it simply
meant thai the Russians had discon
tinued fin tlier negotiations at this time
on the Manehiirlnn iiieston alone,
which lor the time Is held in abeyance,
ON THE LOOKOUT
Agieement Made Between Secietiuy
of Agricultuio Wilson nnd the
By Melinite Wire fiom The Vticcialrd I'reu
Washington. Apiil 7. As a icsiilt
of negotiations between Secietaiy of
Agilcultuie Wilson and tho Canadian
minister of ngrlcultuie, an agieouient
has been miclied between the two ad
inlnlstiatlons by which Canada Is to
have a Ihst-class eterhiarlnn nln
tloned In lhigland lo te-t for tubeicu
losis nil ntltlsh cattle sh'pped to this
country via Canada The Canadian
admlulstiatlon wanted caltlo to bo ad
inilteil from (.'a inula without tests at
tho bonier by Anieiican osimtls 'llie
depaitnienl at Wiishlugtou would not
auifo to this.
Secietaiy Wilson said, however, that
If Canada would send tojmglunil nn
agent who should luie sulllcleiit e
pert knowledge of the sublect, the
I'liited States would admit upon his
coitlUc'ilcs that the initio had been
tested and found lieo of tuberculosis.
This wa agteed to by tho Canadian
minister, It Is ofllclally explained tlnit
about leu per cent of live stool: In
tho 1'nlted States and about forty per
cent, in Cheat Britain havn tuboicii
losls, Tho rattle on tho continent of
Kuiopo ato so diseased that this gov
ernment will not pcimlt tho admission
of any animals uoin lime.
Dockers Resume Woik.
Uy Fccliuhe Wire fiom Tin oelatcd Preia)
Marseille. Apiil 7. llie ttrlllns docken to
day decided to rcjume gik 'lucsday net.
The Various Brotherhood GhieTi
Unable to Obtain an Interview
with President Warren.
WILL BE LEFT TO MEN
After Ptultless Effoits to Gain an
Audience with tho Vlce-Piesidont
of the New Jeisey Central Rail
road, Chief Arthur and Chief Sar
gent Depait for Their Homes The
Raihoad Men Will Be Allowed to
Strike if They See Fit.
Il I.Mliwbe Who fiom I he U-uuatod l'io.
New yoik. Apiil 7. Iu the opinion
of .1 good many people, a still-" Is im
minent on the Cential Kailtoad of Xew
Jeisey system. This opinion Is based
on the fact Hint Ciller P. M. Aithtir, of
the Hiolheihoud of t.oc ouiothc lin
glneeis, left llie city tonight for his
home hi Cleveland, and Chief Fumk 1'.
Saigenl. of the lJiothctlinod of I.oco
mothe Fiienien, 'was piepiulng tonight
to leave the city also. Added to this
was .1 statement made by K. 11. ClaiK,
chief of Hie liiotlioiliood of Conduc
tciis, who said that he ceitainly would
sanction anv action his men, meaning
(lie condiictoi.s ot the mad, might sec
fit to lake.
lie added that lie Knew of only one
time in the hlstoiy of inllioad stilkr
wheie the sanction ot the executive
chiefs had been withheld.
The chiefs of the biotbei hoods mo
fes'ed to feel angry at their falluie to
hi ing about negotiations with Vice
Picsidoni Waiien, of Ibe i.ilhoad, con
cerning tlio points of dlfteience be
tween the company and Its emplojcs.
It is said that the letter which Vice
Pi evident AVai leu sent to the chiefs on
Satuid.iv was noL at all satisfactory,
and that Messis. Ailhur, Sargent and
Cl.uk on Saturday night told the icp
lesentathes of the employes that they
had done all they could, and then sent
them back to their vailous onraniza
Hons. Av a eonveeiuencp meetings weie
hold today by the local oignniatlons
nt all important points along the .lei
sev Cential line. It is believed that .1
vote as lo the advlsabllltv of a stillu'
was taken at today's meetings of tho
Chief Sargent, of the fhemen, when
asked befoio lis dcpaituie how long it.
would take to get a stilke under w.iv,
said: "We generally do theso things
Chief Ailhur hiitiii-dly left his lintel
loniglit and went to tlie Giand Cen
tial depot to take a train for home,
lleie he was sinioimded by lepoiteis,
lo whom he gae the Inloi illation that 1
he was going lo cie eland.
''Is theie to be anntbcir meeting of
the 'big fle." "
"Not that 1 know of."
"Do you expect to meet the other
chlets again lomoiiow amwlieie out
"I do not."
'What 1I01 s tin- dep,iituir ot otu
self ami the olliei 1 blots at this stage
ot the negotiations mean?"
No Audience with Wan en.
''We came beie bv lecpiest of tin
ci'i utivc bo.iid of tin" seveial oigan
1alloiiH and at llie leiiuest of ibe men
tlieiuselves feu a c ciiifeiein e with their
l.illroad ofllciaN. We have made tluee
ic(iiests lora ( onlVit'tlec and we h.iM'
been unable to serine one. AVe do not
puipo-i' sfiylng uienuid hen any I011
gei with mil bauds In our pochets
walling lor the ilea sin e of .Mi. W,n
leli." "We have pei foi nipd the duty for
Willi ll we 1 .line, allil We have laili")
to obtain an audit pev v. lib Mr. Wiu
1 011. II Is pot possible tor us u Ineak
llllo the ollli f ol .Ml. Will I en II,i
Ing done nil In our pouei nnd having
failed, we Ii.im deeldcd to letilin to
our it'.spei the homes We will icport
the conditions which conliotii us lo
our lespectho uig.i'ilAilluus and
luoll ei hoods "
In ansMir to th" ilheci iiuestlon us
to whether or not theie would be a
sliiUe. Chief Arlhiii answeietl:
"Time will tell," ami added that
while the public could not naluiiilly bu
lol Into all Ihc business lonuected with
the conleienie, llieie was no tb'slie on
bl.i part to 1 icatt' the impiession the
men hud any thing to 1"'P fnun th"
public, as iur as the ineiests of tin
publlt w-it conceiued
IJ. 11, CI uk, tliof of the Cnnduelois,
will leno the city lonioiiow night and
go lo Cedar IUphR wheie ln has bit
hemhiuarleis. AVlwn seen tonight ho
said that tho chiefs teall.eil theie was
nothing for them In do but le.ue the
matter Iu the hands ot the men them
selves, "Our oisiinlntluiis 111 o imt inn bv
tlio e.secutive chiefs, but bv n uia
lorliy "f tlie liieinbci.-. A' were called
III by the lin'll. Wo have done all In
our power to obtain an audience In
behalf of our cuganUations, hut havn
tailed. To got nn audience, e went
ns far as ilaeeuc and manliness would
penult. Now wo aio going home. As
1 raid beime, Urn power icsts with tho
men. The clilois have only tho w'to
Mr. Clink, in icspoiise to a qucsthm.
said that as far us ho was concerned,
the veto powei would not be eetei.ved
.should ihc men cj:ooio lo call a stilk".
lie said theie was little likelihood of
any of the other chiefs cworclsltig
fil t-f tftt
W'aililngtnii, Apiil T.l'orecait for -
eatt.ni Pimwlmnla, I'jrtlj ilnnly Mm.
day .ind lucsdj, piolublj ijm hj fnej-
day nlcht: fic.li iioitl,eili nlndi, f
t ft t t Ht
ih f V SIT