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SCJRAiNTON, PA.. WUDNESDAV INIOKIYLNTJ. NOVEMBER 13, 190J.
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Subject oi Discussion by the Indus
trial Gominlsslon In Session
CAUShS OP THE DECLINE
Competition of the West Aided by
the Policy of Railroads in Making
Freight Rates Low for Long- Dis
tances, Has Made Farming Un
profitable In the East The Truck
Farmers of the North Atlantic
Coast States Complain of Southern
Competition Lack of Money in
the South Is a Drawback.
Ity Kfdn-iio Wire fr.mi Tl.o A."-oeiatnl I'rof.
Washington, Nov. lt'.The industrial
commission today mitde public its re
view of evidence tukon before the com
mission cm the subjects of agriculture
and agricultural labor. Anions other
subjects discussed Is thai of ugrlcul
tunil depression, of which (lie com
mission speaks as follows: The canst;
most often assigned for the doprosslon
of agriculture in the caslein stales is
the increased iiroduction due to the op
ening of western lands lit advance of
thy natural demand especially through
the agency of liberal land laws and
giants of laud in aid of railroad eon
sLructlon. Tin- conipctition of the west
lias been rendered especially severe by
the policy of the railroads In matting
irelght rates relatively low for long
distances. The old staple products
having thus becoiiK! unprofitable in the
east it lias been necessary for farmers
to chain?" their methods and vary the
character of their corps, taking up es
pecially the culture of products which
are not easily transported long dis
tances. Thus truck farming lias large
ly superseded cereal growing along the
Atlantic roast, but farmers in the North
Atlantic states now complain of the
severe competition of states farther
south in this industry and much the
same may be said of fruit growing.
Uven so perishable a commodity as
milk is transported much longer dis
ci . th.ni formerly .dive the ..it.r
(luction of refrigerator cars.
"Another cause which several wit
I'sses assign for the unsatisfactory
condition sif agriculture in some parts
of the country is the conservatism of
the farmers, their lack of quick ad
justment to changed conditions and
lack of effective business planning and
management. The farmers as a class
have not kept up with the limes but
bare, raised the sani" corps year after
year without regard to changes in sup
ply .mil demand, 'this undue conserva
tism and lack of managing ability
among farmers is especially emphasized
with reference to the southern states
and is given as an explanation of the
loo ext luslvt.' attention to cotton prod
ucts prevailing there.
Scarcity of Money.
Another cause assigned for agricul
tural depression In the south is the
scarcity of money, the difficulty of bor
i owing on i i',il estate security and tho
(Otiseijtii'iu high rates of interest. It
s-o.uns to be possible, however, to bor
row money n t Ji south at somewhat
lower rales of interest than formerly.
The decline In the price of cotton is of
cotirs" an Important element In the do
piesslou of agricultural in the south.
The inelllcieney of negro labor is as
signed as another cause. On the other
band it is ulltrmed that there is too
much good and cheap labor in th
south, An abundance of cheap labor is
said to be unfavorable to the success of
.M.Tlculture bci use H results In plant
ing too large a, acreage and In neglect
of personal attrition by the planter.
"Against the charge that fanners mo
unduly conservative is put the counter
charge that they turn fiom 01: crop
to another without sulllcient regard lo
the suitability of the soil or to the con
ditions of market,
DEATH FOLLOWS VACCINATION
Girl Obeyed School Boaid Older ami
lit l.v hi, Hi- U Mi' min 'I In A- -oi l.j'.eil 11 .'..
Atlantic i 'Hi, .ov. II. i;zabeth
Urilllth. It: years old, of m;ij North
TiniiesMc avenue, a pupil in the ivnn
h.v.iulii . i venue public school, was vac-
United at iliu cily hospital eighteen
nays ago, In compliance with directions
ifbin .ill i he pupils.
Some days ago teiiinus developed and
despite the skill of several physli lulls
she died today in great agony.
Ofliclal Retuiuinff Bonid Completes
By i:xIuue WW tiom'flc AiweuttJ fiiMi
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fulilllfln the uliul o U, x,(. , ,,, j, ,m -(
elfielioii in .lllealii'liy .nutty H,j, ,,,,, , ,(l
ute shown to lute l i'ii ej.t l.y t',,. niuiii , ,
-Utt" 'ire.uniei- ii. Ih,,,.,, n, ,,.m ,..-,.,,.
J A. Cray, Jr., Dviu., u.'.Vin , j, .'u,,
)'., S.uil ; J anus A, Mit'onm-ll, ,sj,,i !,,!,,
2Jt .lu.tk-e Watkiii', I'oopleV, -.'t; ,, Malil.ii,
Paints, I'lllille llv.lil.il,li, I'.'j, jui;k , ,,M
Sipuinc Cuiui-W, I'. Putter, ltcp., .ri.ii."; Um
i,v VciSc. Pent-, ll.KJCi Isaac Mimiliiuii, Pre,
1.71'Ji 'ihoiiias l.owrey, Kii.1 ilisttu Mm,- w;
I lidiU'i llf.ulricl., l'ut)ti' 0. ni-i-bhip, '. pn.
w'i mcnliii(nt4 in tic t',iiiitititi,iiil i
Ji.-c:i fcr, ami -.'.eii, .isiiiui. x,, .. i;,(u;':,.
mi'J I.'iJ ;i'.Minli No. ;i, li.uo i..r, ju.1 ,;:J
Graud Master Lee Sustained,
llf l.xrhiiivc Wire dun Tlie Ao,'iitul 1'ievs,
Denver, Nov, li. nu'ctinc oi inmJu, i ,i...
OiiUr f'f Itjllvuy ( vii'JiKlois .mil tho lliiitliul'en.l
of nallroj'J Ti'jlniiuli loii.iy fiiuiiicil Ilic ihIHm,
el VUc lirmd JIjUit I.eo In III,, iioltiuii to tl.
(tvitdinitn'ri tbike ami ilrctdul iu t ii,l fun,,
tin.- udcr Jll tr.iiiiiiuii who went out ut .1 U'.,nlt
oi tlic (ultrlimtiiV strike. fJunJ I'liicf ( Ijik, ,,
tlia ' ihivlui, juil Oisml liltr Moitl-ej, ut
tin minium. Mere ,ircuit.
ROYAL DIVORCE FENDING.
Foundation for Renewed Reports of
Ity llMluilti! Witr Iruii The Assocl.itcil l'.'c.'.
Iterlln, Nov. VI. There appears to be
foundation for tlic renewed reports that
n divorce of the firand Duke and Grand
Duchess of llesce Is Impending, lnconi
putablllty of temper, long existing, ap
pears to have 1 cached the point where
u separation Is inevitable. They lire
both grandchildren of the lute Queen
Victoria, who, with the osiur and an
exlraordiiiary assemblage of other sov
ereigns, was preseni ut the wedding,
which took place ut Cubing, April 1!.
1S!'I, Thf grand duchess Is regarded as
one of the most beautiful princesses of
Shu and Hie grand duke weie es
tranged during the llrst year of their
lnarriage. She left him and went to
stay with her elder sister, the crown
princess of Jtoumanla. Queen Vietotlu
Invited her and her husband to visit
England and managed lo restore a
semblance; of peace, but thai soon dis
appeared. The grand unlets is reported
to he n. man of sullen, nuerelons tem
per, wlille the grand duchess is high
Soys That His Victim's Name Was
Goodman That He Intended to
Kill Him, But He Died.
lly li.!usip Wirf from TIt Avodutdl I'ir.-s.
Louisville, Ky.. Nov. I:'. Newell C.
Kuthbun, who, according to the police
bus confessed that lie planned to de
fraud an insurance company out of
SUiOii by pretending that the corpse
shipped to i-lttle Stock, Ark., 'Wits bis
own dead body, today admitted, ac
cording to the authorities that the man
who accompanied him to the hotel in
Jeffcrsonville, lad., and was found
dead the next day was Charles Good
man, who is said to have come from
t'hicf of Detectives Sullivan mid
Chief Applegale and Coroner Coot;;, of
Jeffcrsonville, interviewed Huthbun to
day. Ittithbuu listened as one by one
the circumstances which the police re
gard as proofs of his guilt were laid
before him by Chief Sullivan. Accord
ing lo the otlicers, Kathhun suddenly
sprang up, and walking hastily to a
window, looked out. for a few minutes.
Then turning like an animal at bay,
he faced the eiowd of men in the room,
and asked in a shaking voice:
"What Is the punishment for offenses
of this kind ia Indiana.' Docs the
death penalty exist there?"
"Never mind about the penalty,
Uatbbtm," said Captain .Sullivan,
"what we are interested in Is the name
of the dead man."
For a moment nathbuu looked at the
group of faces before him and then
You are on the right track. Good
man is the name of the dead man. t
met him in front of the Salvation Army
hotel and determined lo keep him
drank for several das and then ti.
liiin." When questioned further Itathbun
denied having given Goodman laud
anum and said he would huvo made use
of chloroform. He then refused to go
back to Indiana without requisition
papers. Colonel John D. Itodman, Uni
ted Slater recruiting ollicer here, noti
fied Chief Sullivan today that no req
uisition will be necessary for the re
turn of ISnthbuu to Jeffcrsonville, Ind.
He says that Kathluiu is now a gov
ernment prb-oner charged with deser
tion and as soon as he can communi
cate with Washington he will have tho
prisoner taken over.
The .leffursonvllle authorities will
make claim for the custody of llath
btm on a charge of murder.
.lust before lie was taken back to jail
Ualhbun made the following statement
to chief of Detectives Sullivan:
"I admit everything except that 1 '
killed Coodm.in. I mount to kill him
and kepi him drunk for the purpose but
he died of alcoholism and l was not
forced to make away with him, Mys-
tery about the accomplice named P.Ian.
chard was fictitious. I acted alone and I
without a confederate."
- "lilanehard." was lucoidlug to tho!
story KaUibun told yesterday a cor- I
porul whom Itathluiti became acquaint- I
ed with at Plaltsliurg, N, Y. It Is said
that Goodman, who was of u roving
nature, (lime to this city on October ':i '
and put up at the Salvation Arniv ho-I
lei, ' I
The Louisville police are not sure
th:.t the prisoner's name Is ltathbun. I
ll Is believed his home Is in Detroit.
The next step in th. ease win b to
attempt to settle Uaihhuu's Identity lo
discover the cause of Goodman's death
and whether any arrests yet remain to
be nuide in the case.
It Has Besn Proved That He Was an
Aeent of the Filipino Junta at
li; IIi limit" Wlu" p. ,111 'llio AtMjrUU'il l'i,"-.
Ciithalogiiii. Island of Samar, Nov, 1'.'.
muss, the president of Taeloban, Isl
and of, J.eyte, who has been proved to
be an agent of the Filipino junta at
UniiB Kong, has been, unesled, JIauy
Iiu-iiniiiinihiB papers, Implicating mini
erous nlllelals. were siUed ni tu 1I1110
of his arrest.
Tito gunboat I.eyto has discovered a
signal stutloii working 011 the island of
J.eyte and communicating with Insur
gents on tin- Island of Samar by the
llnslill.'iht system. Three operators were
arretted, and the nation was destroyed,
Tho men say that ninny recruits have
b'en sent from I.eyle to Ma mar,
Respite for Murderer Lutz.
11 lliilu.ivo Who from 'Hi'! AJioculcd Prcu.
llaiiMnut;, Nuv. J J. (itiirrimr S-lfl:1.'.' loilay IP
lttftl J1J111 l.uu. llio I.uzciiic I'tiunty uitiiilii'r,
hum Xov. SI lo Jan. SI, Iu tMiilite Dr. llt-my M.
Wttliomll, ni' I'lilljiicljilila, in iippcjr Mom 1I13
Hjlf lioml 0 iaidoas rn Nuv, jji) jmj jbe li
"it tollmen- cs to l.uu' sanity.
Mr. Dickinson's Request Reaardina
Miss Stone's Case Has
NO MORE INTERFERENCE
The Bulgarian Government, While
Hesitating- to Establish n Precedent
That tho Government Gives Pro
tection to Brigands, in tho Present
Case, Involving" the Safety of Two
Ladies, the Government Will Com
ply with Mr. Dickinson's Request.
ny Djflufivo Uirc from The Avouintcil I'icm
Holla, Bulgaria, Nov. 12. Consul Gen
era! Dickinson, ut Constantinople, has
supplemented his verbal representa
tions to the Bulgarian government by
a. note today, iu which lie recapitulates
the history of the abduction by brig
ands of Jliss Ellen M. Stone and her
companion, Mine. Tsllka, and the step;
taken to obtain her release and reminds
the foreign minister of his promise to
give every assistance, lie cites in
stances where the attitude of subordin
ate otllclals has not conformed with
this assurance. Finally, Mr. Dickinson
repeats his demand for the non-interference
of the government In the negotiation-'.
Idr. Dickinson also quoted
from .Miss Stone's letters, saying that
the chief danger to which she is ex
posed is llighl from biding- places by
night, owing to the approach of troops,
lie declares that the people of the Unit
ed Stales will hold the Bulgarian gov
ernment morally and legally respon
sible for the lives of tho captives,
should the bandits, exasperated by pur
suit, slay them.
The government's reply, according to
the opinion expressed Iu official cir
cles, will set forth that, while hesi
tating to establish the precedent that
the government gives protection to
brigands, in treating for tho ransom of
captives iu the present case, involving
the safety of two ladies, the govern
ment, as an act of courtesy mid
humanity, will comply with Mr. Dick
A private agent, who wa.s employrd
to visit Douhrltza, reports that the
members of the secret committee were
discussing the lowest terms of ransom
that would be acceptable. One mem
ber of the committee informed the cor
respondent of the Associated Press here
that he hail been Invited to "join the
band and to take part in the kidnap
ping, but that he refused and depre
cated an attack upon iuoffer.Mvp wom
en, pointing- out that, such action was
calculated to cost, the committee moie
in sympathy and support, than, the
value of twenty ransoms.
This view seems to be dawning
gradually r veil in Bulgarian circles,
where kidnapping Is condoned as in the
interest of a sacred cause.
IN THE LAW BUSINESS
Intends to Fight to the End the
Unjust and Unmilitary Treat
ment Meted Out
lly IJMludic Wito from the As.-oci.Uni I'ii-.;.
Indianapolis, Nov, 12. Colonel llus
sell 1!. Harrison, son of former Presi
dent Benjamin Harrison, was today ad
mitted lo practice law by the county,
state supreme and federal courts on
motion of former United .States Attor
ney General W. H. 11. Miller, former
law partner of the late ex-Presltlent
Harrison and State Attorney General
Taylor. Colonel Harrison will open rt
law otliee in Indianapolis, and it is
said that his assistant will be Professor
Ingler, dean of the Indianapolis college
Colonel Harrison, iu reply to an I11
"This consiuiimuiioii of 11 long cher
ished intention 1ms ben hastened by
my own desire and my father's dying
wish that 1 should curry out his inten
tion lo light to the end the unjust and
unmilitary treatment meted out to me
by the war department.
"To do ibis successfully I toiiml it
necessary to have a complete training
In law unit l have therefore, since my
fi'ther's sudden sickness and death, de
voted all my time to completing; my
Html studies and oxainiiuitioiis, thereby
loundlug out by law studies, work and
experience an inspector geneuil and
provost marshal general, in connection
with the establishment anil miilnten
aiicu of civil military governments in
Cuba and Porto lileo."
GOVERNOR ENTERTAINS THE
FEDERAL COURT OFFICERS.
lly Cul'idir W,ic from The A.s.icuteil l',os..
Il3illliiili, 't,y. 12.-CoYi'iimr 11ml llis. V .
II.1111 A. Mono llih cu-iniiii rnti'iidiiiitl Ininniitlly
ut ililimi-.liiilw Itiilirtt V, Alllilialtl .11.1l tin" eili.
ii'H of Die l-nltdl .itatts imirt fi (lie nilMli!
ilUiilu, which t.u Ik-io lor ti.c first liu.t u-t,..
Last Salary of President MeKlnley,
Uy llxc halve Wire from TI10 A-ioclateil l'rc.
W'Jthliiiituii, Nov. l.'.-A fliilim.'iit ei .tc, gum
was iiiink toilay ,y tho utItor of t,ie Mjti il.,.
lUitiiK-nt lUib'tnic the 1.il I'n-okliiit .MiKinlp.i
Willi the w.iiuiiU iviioij 1,1 1,1,,, ,i u' count ut
bduy fiom tlic 1'HlniiiiiK ol liU im-tmiliuit-y o(
(he oflke "f !'litliltlit to tho cljy e hi, diuth,
.mil (ii'iliilm; hint with ihu .iiiunini ihu hi,,, 1,1
jKoiint cf silarj. A lulunu' of l,Mii v.w hiiii,,
A wjii.iiU iu laioi- t.t Hip jilinliiHialtiM t,( tl
irtitk-iit' ftt.ilo w.is drawn today by llu smc
t.n.v ut Ihii Ut'.iiiux.
President Zelaya Re-elected.
ly KaIiisIu' Who from Tho Abo( idled ',t,w.
Jtnuiijiii, MciragiM, ,ov, 2.--Tlt Nlcji-jutnu
Hi"Mt.'iitl.i election Ins lumctl on' pm-cmlly.
(iviiurjl Kintoi .1. '.iiUj-i l:j. bci'i) loc-K'CfjJ
picident l'y a Iji;o tou
KNIGHTS OF LABOR.
Delegates Ptesent from Nearly Every
State in tho Union nnd Canada.
It.v r..rliisltr- Wile fiom The Avsiii'litwl I'rcs.
Indianapolis, Nov. .12. The tweiily
lifth annual general usueinbly of the
Knights of Labor opened today lit Ma
sonic, temple, Delegates were present
fiom uitiily every state in the union
and Canada. At the llrst session the
report of the ciedentlals committee,
consisting of Arthur McCoimoll, of
Peiisiicola: I. D. Sanderson, of Toronto,
and .Mr. Yullck, of Pittsburg, was read
and adopted. John V. Hays, of Wash
ington, ivud the minutes of the last
meeting. At tlie afternoon session gen
eral committees were appointed by
Grand Master Workman Simon Burns,
and till' report of the otlicers were read.
The assembly will continue through
the remainder of the week. The Chi
nese exclusion act and trusts will be
considered, and it Is announced that
the frequency with which courts grant
injunctions against organised labor
during strikes wilt receive attention.
The meetings are. closed to all but
members of the order.
THE ISTHMIAN CANAL
For the First Time in Several Months
the Body Gets Down to Work.
Subj'ects to Be Considered.
By I'.iil-jiH-o Witc Irom The A(.eiatcit IVsj,
Washington. Nov. 12. For Hie first
lime in several months the isthmian
canal commission had a full meeting
today. Admiral Walker presiding.
They heard reports of committees,
and it is expected that nearly all tho
week will be consumed in a. discussion
of those reports. They comprise inves
tigation of the following subjects: The
Nieuraguun route, the Panama route,
other possible routes, the industrial,
commercial and military value of an
Inter-oceanlu canal and rights, privi
leges and franchise!;.
AVhen this work is concluded the
commission will tako up the report to
the president, which will embody the
committee reports on these several sub
jects and tho conclusions of the com
mission, which beyond question will
favor the Nicaragua, route. The; com
mission is anxious to get its report into
the hands of the president as soon as
possible, and therefore It is not un
likely that It will be ready fur presen
tation tally ne:t week.
STILL IN SESSION
Subjects Considered by the Freed-
jnnn's Aid at Pittsburg Annual
I!y V.i lu-iu Wiic nom The .Woeutrd Picn.
Pittsburg, Nov. 12, Tho morning ses
sion of the Freedmun's Aid and South
ern Kilucational society of the Metho
dist church was devoted principally to
the consideration of the annual appro
priation bill to the twelve conferences.
Last year the conferences asked $251,
r,0 and received $111,537. This year
1 hey ask yiiuo.DOO and will receive $131,
000. Bishop James N. Fitzgerald presided.
The titiustlon of employing additional
secretarial force aroused a warm dis
cussion. The present secretaries and
the most of the board of managers op
posed the movement, but it was fav
ored by a majority of the bishops. The
opponents argued for economy and the
advocates for increased oflioioncy.
The afternoon session was devoted al
most entirely to a continuation of the
additional secretary question.
Finally after several hours of discus
sion the opponents of the movement
carried their point and it was decided
to make, no increase in tho number of
the secretaries in the field. The pre-1
vailing- opinion seemed to be that by
ti,.it 1,,. '
placing the responsibility on the min
isters instead of secretaries better work
would 1)0 accomplished and more
money raised. After the settlement of
this question the conference adjourned
CHARGED WITH THEFT.
Negro Accused of Robbing- on Army
lly Km libhc Who Irnni The Avrxl.itfil 1'n.vs.
Atlanta, Ga Xov. 12. The police de
partment have placed under arrest .1.
H, Alexander, a negro in the employ of
the I'nitcd States government, charg
ing him with having stolen $1,700 from
1 he valise of Major P. C. Stevens, a
l.'uited States paymaster, last Friday
evening. Major Stevens stales that the
money was left Iu a valise In the euro
of the negro to he taken to the riulou
depot In this city, prior to Major Stev
ens' departure for Peusucolu. Major
Stevens reported that hu curried tho
vullso lo Pensacola and when he ar
rived there he found that the cuneney,
amounting to $l,"0o, hatl been stolen.
The negro has been In the employ of
the government for a number of years,
and denies that he has stolen the
GIRL THRASHED HER TEACHER.
Convicted of Assault and Expelled
lit K-uliititr Mu' Irom The AvoUaU'd i'K'ai.
Derby, Conn.. Nov. 12. Alberta Tay
lor, aged b", who thrashed her teacher,
Miss Frances Shaver, In thu Hill
school, Ansonia, pleaded not guilt) in
court today to Uut charge of assault,
Miss Shaver testified tliut tho Taylor
girl pushed her against the wall,
tripped her, kicked and bit her, Doctor
Conkllu said that, when called to Miss
Shaver's house, ho bad found her hys
terical with several bail cuts and
bruises nnd her linger bitten.
The girl. Iu her own defense, said
she assaulted Miss Shaver Imcuuso the
latter kept her 111 school when it was
necessary that she should bo at home,
Shu also declared Miss Shaver slapped
her In tho face, Judge Bryant found
thu girl guilty, but suspended judg
mout. The girl has been expelled from
school by thu board at education.
Havoc Created in the Channel bu
the Gale-Manu Craft
GREAT DAMAGE TO SHIPS
Life Savers Unable to Give Aid Ad
miralty Vessel on Rocks With
Crew Clinging' to Rigging Steam
ship Sunk in Collision at Mouth of
'Thames Rains and High Seas
Flood Lowland District.
fly i:clu.-lvc Wire hum Tim Avou.tlCil l'ies.
London, Nov. 12. Violent, winds, rain
and snow storms are reported from all
the coasts of the United Kingdom. A
fierce gale is blowing In the channel
and mountainous seas are running. No
less than half u dozen small vessels
within sight of Dover are dying signals
of distress, and the life boats are vain
ly attempting to go to their rescue.
A rocket apparatus has been sent to
the South Ji'oreland, where an admir
alty vessel is on the rocks, with the
crew clinging to the rigging. Several
vessels have been dismantled and tugs
are endeavoring to save craft which
were driving ashore.
At the channel ports there were sim-
f liar exciting scenes. Ships everywhere
are running for shelter.
The steamship Cato ran into tho
British ship Loch Vcnnachar, Captain
Bennett, which left Melbourne August
Hi for London, at the mouth of the
Thames. The Loch Vennachar found
ered, but the members of the crew
Wild weather prevails over the lake
district. The first snow is fulling on
the Westmoreland hills.
Many coast towns have suffered dam
age to their sea-walls and houses. Sev
eral rivers have broken their banks,
and huvo seriously damaged the low
parts of inland towns. Tratlic in some
of the streets of Blackburn lias been
stoppetl. There are several feet of
water in many of the low districts.
Belfast is Hooded, and elsewhere mills
and schools are closed on account of
The seas at-." so high off theTyiie that
shipping movements have been stopped.
Kven river trafllt; is partially suspend
ed. Hundreds of shipyard men are idle
on account of the abnormal rains.
There have been a number of wrecks
011 the Sunderland coast.
The seas sweeping over the promen
ade at Brighton were so heavy that
the fronts of the stores hail lo be board
The armored cruiser Monmouth
was to hove been launched on thrt
Clyde today, but the storm obliged
a postponement of tho ceremony. This
the first time in history that the
launch of a liar ship has been post
poned on the Clyde.
Internal Revenue Collectors Are
Selected for Several Districts
By inclusive Wire fiom Tho As--OL-i.ttcil I'icju.
Washington, Nov. 12. Lato this af
ternoon the president announced tlic
, following appointments: Joseph A.
Craft, Internal revenue collector, Fifth
district, Kentucky; George W. Lie-
,1.' '".""" .
berth, Internal revenue collector. Sixth
The announcement of llio settlement
of the contest for the Kentucky Inter
nal revenue eollcotorshlps was made at
the conclusion of a conference at the
white house, participated In by tho
president, Senator Deboe, Bepresenlu
llvo Boering ami Commissioner of In
ternal Iteveiuie Yerkes.
Tho contest for the vacancy created
by the resignation last Saturday of Col-lectin-
c. K. Sapp, or the Fifth (Louis
ville) district, was brief but spirited.
The president's inclination from the
llrst was to appoint Mr, Craft, but
so'ino strong opposition developed
against lihn and the matter was con
sidered very carefully. Senator Deboe
had vigorously opposed the appoint
ment of Mr. Craft, but nt today's con
ference withdrew his opposition and
gave Craft Ills endorsement. The an
nouncement of Mr. Cmt't's appointment
followed, ItepiesentittlVt- Boering from
tho llrst had supported Mr, Craft, who
had the substantia! endorsement of the
Itepubllcail organlxatlou of Kentucky.
ii, N. Coiuerinsjo, who Air, Lleherih
will succeed us collector of tho Sixth
(Covington) district of Kentucky, was
a candidate for re-appointment.
U.i l.xOn.be IMi-o from The .Woii-iti'il I'rr.i.
Xcw York, Noi. 1'. -11ht1l: r.ih!i,u.i, 1,11,.
SinVj AiiHtirtlMlii, lt"lluit.iin; lloht'ii.vjllu 11, ts nn,
ant N-ifiliii. (Ii'iiitii Sgiithwjil,, Antut'i'i ;
Ottvtik, Liverpool; I'iillmlelphl.i, sv.itli.impton,
l'l.iiioiuh-iilu-d: Kil-trln M.iiU 'Ihi'Uslj, Now
Y111I; lor (Iiulj'itiiR uml llrriiien. (illiulUt At-illi-di
Alloi, 'i"V Veil, for ,N.irilj ,u,v tii-rtu.
l.ijrd-l'.iSaM; l'cidjn New V.il. fu, .,l:".
Three Men Blown to Pieces,
lly ll.Mliidw Whc nom 'llio AiSQciileil I'ii-,
llliii-lK'M, W. V.i., Nov. l;'. 'Clii'iius Syt.i",, !,j:
II, iU mul WillUui IVtitiii.oi, inn Imuilili, ik.c'13
In tlif coiil Ik-Id near I.t-ie today, Tho men wuo
tntUSi'l In 1'iwiilnc ,1 kw,' ut powder when ;i
poll! 1101,1 a inliiei's limp worn by 0110 ol tlii-iu
(ell into I he powder and the mtn were Mom,
iu llio pleus The et,oeioii w.i Ml ut- wiki,
Breaks Meigenthaler Records,
lly KmIiMii) Hint fiom Tim A.soeltied I'icsj.
!i Moines, Xov. 12.- Ilanicl Tiw, ., Mem -n.
tlulcr llnoljpc iiuililiie epeiator jt l,o lully
low.1 ijplul iilliie in llii ill, od4y liioke III'."
woild'. retold for pced. IU- ol U,:ill lint vt
nonpareil in tight lionir newniipvi- nit-JiHi-",
cni.il to M.ytl cm.
ARGUMENTS ON THE
STORE ORDER TAX BILL
Testimony in the Case of the Susque
hanna Coal Company Heard.
lly Kwlmlve Wire (ruin The Asuoclatrd t'rci.
liuirisburg, Nov. 12. The eases lo
determine the constitutionality of the
store order tax bill passed by the last
legislature, were heard again today by
the Dauphin county court. In the case
of the Susquehanna Coat company, Su
perintendent Dougherty testified that
the company owned no store, but hud
ncecpled orders or employes, drawn iu
favor of certain storekeepers, and de
ducted the amounts from the employes'
wages, and also deducted the amounts
of certain rents, water rates mid cer
tain other deductions,
Harry I!. Price, secretary of the Up
per Lehigh Coal company, testified that
that corporation accepted outers hi fa
vor of store-keepers and, others, and,
after paying the nniount in cash to tho
Store-keepers and boarding house
keepers, upon the orders or requests of
employes, deducted the amount from
their wages on pay day.
Although these companies do not ad
mit having issued orders. Attorney
General Klkln, of counsel for the com
monwealth, contended that the state
ments rendered before pay day are
called "checks" by the miners and tiro
taxable, unless the full amount is re
deemed iu cash on pay day. Thus far
Hit! court has Intimated no opinion.
OF THE FIRE FIEND
Many Thousands of Dollars' Worth
of Property Destroyed at Var
ious Points Lives Lost.
Hy i: Ill-be Who from 1 he As-oc i.i (1 Pn-.
Cleveland, O., Nov. 12. A fire that
started In the shoe store of N. O. Stone
& Co., !(! and IS Kuclid avenue, Iatu
this afternoon, caused a. loss of $7,"i,000
to that firm. Insurance about $CO,000.
The lirm of Arnsteln Bros. & Melr. on
thu second Iloor of the Stone block, lost
$10,000, Insurance not stated. The up
per stories were occupied by physi
cians, photographers and other tenants.
A corset factory, owned by Mrs. Gra
ham, employing- about twenty girls,
was on the fifth floor. "When the lire
broke out all tho girls made a rush for
the fire escapes anil ladders. Tho lire
spread so rapidly, however, that they
could not use the lire escapes and a
number of the girls were rescued by
ilremen on ladders, while three of the
women, including Mrp. "Irali.tyi, Jup't)
ed from the fifth lloor .nlo a'net ) 1 I
by the firemen below. They escape '.
without injury. Dr. Dowd, dentist,
and Chestnut Bros., photographers,
were other tenants, and their loss is
total, the entire building being a muss
Boston. Nov. 12. A little under a
quarter of u million was tho loss by an
all-day lire which started in the seven
story granite building, corner of Broad
and Franklin street, occupied by the
Murphy Varnish company. The (Ire
proved unusually stubborn because of
the nattiio of . the stock. Varnish
tanks exploded during the morning and
blazing fluid ran in all directions on the
surface of the water. About 23,000 gal
lons of varnish were burned.
The building was owned by Mayor
Hart and was insured for only $40,000.
The tenants' actual losses have not
been made up. Tho insurance is small.
Parsons, W. V11., Xov. 12. Fire at
Thomas, in this county, today de
stroyed sixty-two buildings and left
over 100 families homeless. The post-
office, many stores and thirty houses
belonging to the Davis Coal company
are iu ruins and the loss is estimated
at from $l,"0,00t) to $200,000. One life is
reported to have been lost. The high
winds made tho lighting of the tire
Impossible and all the destruction was
in three hours' time. Tho lire started
by an explosion of a lamp in the Gels
Gdessit, Nov. 13. The Mnndelovlteli
buildings, one of the finest blocks in
Odessa, which included ti fashionable
arcade of shops, has been destroyed by
fire. Ten persons perished anil thirty
live other were Injured. The damage Is
climated at 1,000,000 roubles.
FIVE FIREMEN INJURED.
Crossed Electric Wires Ignite Gas
Which Explodes With Terrific
fly Kvltubc W'ik fiuiii'llic Afoi ut'.d 1'iesj.
Philadelphia. Nov. 12. Five tlreinen
were Injured today by an explosion of
gas in 11 junction conduit of tho l-MI-soti
Heat, Light mid Power company,
at Ninth and Saiisom .sireuls iu the
business section of the city." The In
jured are lieorgu Moody, William
l.unipf, Thomas I-Jutwlslle, Thomas M,
Gulgan tuitl Daniel Shields. None was
fatally hurt. Tin gas and sewer gas
which had escaped Into tho conduit
backed into the junction box and it is
believed cainnu.' in contact with crossed
wires, Smoke was seen Issuing from
1 ho manholes and tho ill emeu wt-rti
summoned. The ilivnten enteieil the
conduit with 11 lino of hose.
Almost immediately there was a tcr
rllle explosion, which shattered whi
tlows 11 block away, nnd tore up the
street for a distance of twenty-live
feet. Wntwlstlc as blown completely
out of the trench, Tin others were res
cued by their comrades, The broken
wires crippled tho fleet ilu lighting ami
telegraphic facilities for many hours.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
U.i i:eliulttj Wire fiom Tho Aj-ocijU-d 1'uvi.
l..uii.itiT. I'j., ov. Ii. S. S. Spun,!-, mail
hit 01 the. Caelum ."-. Cuiiip.iiiv 1011,01 null, in
1I1U lit.t, and 101 m.u.y ca,.- om of llio leadi'itf
Iiuilms4 men m this city, tiled ll.U nioiniii,- nom
j, mo aidlKialion, lie w,i 70 .u.u ,,1,1.
London, Nuv. Iii.l j ily Calliirir.o Cuw, (,'unb
inothi'i- of Ike pie-tnl ll-iroli Cjiow, died ycerd.iv
jl Moud.lown, WaUnloi-il, ago! 101. fclio vis a
Riie-l .11 llio fjmoiu fltii.-i'h lull on the rv if
the lutlle ol WiU'ilou und vvJi 4 U9lcd (iCJ'liy
at I lie conn vf l-ouli I'lilllppe,
Literaru Llulits ol Hearst's Glil
caflo flnicrican to Serve
Terms in Jail.
CASES STILL PENDING
W. R. Hearst, Homer Davenport ant!
Clare Briggs Will Be Tried if They
Can Bo Secured by the Sheriff.
Judge Hanecy Believes That the
Judiciary Will Fall with All Demo
cratic Government if Not Treated
By Kvcliiiiw Wire from The .WoetUeil l'ie3.
Chicago, Nov. 12.O11 a charge of
contempt of court. Judge Hanecy to
day sentenced Andiew M. Lawrence,
managing editor of Hearst's Chicago
American, to forty days in the county
Jail. The sentence- of H. S. Cnnfleld,
who wrote the article objectionable to
the court, was fixed at thirty days In
jail. The cases against S. S, Carvalho,
iinanclal manager of the paper, and
John C. Hammond, assistant city editor,
were dismissed. Judge. Hanecy de
clared that tho case against W. It.
Hearst, majority stockholder of tho
paper; Homer Davenport, cartoonist,
and Clare Briggs, also 11 cartoonist,
would stand until such time as these
respondents could be brought into court
by the sheriff.
Former Governor Altgeld, one of,
counsel for the respondents, filtered a
formal exception to the decision. "This
case, I may say," the court remarked,
"is not appealable You may die a bill
of exceptions for a writ of error, how
ever. I am willing to delay the serv
ing of papers on Mr. Lawrence and Mr.
Ciinllcld till you have drawn your bill."
"Wo do not feel that we have any
favors coming from this court," Mr.
Altgeld answered. "We are mucr
The court room was crowded to the
limit when Judge Hanecy entered.
Tin; article in the American, upon
which tho proceedings in contemn'
were based, was a. criticism of th.
court's decision on an application for
the forfeiture of the charter of the Peo
vW Gc . Li'iht an 1 'ieli.' jpo-iipany.
Judge 'lanecy sum t .f,t ,'f the i utti
published were allovii to go unnoticed
by the court It paved the way for other
attacks, and that the judiciary, if not
held in respect, would full, with all
democratic, government. The article,
the court declared, was not merely an
attack on tho people and on the court,
but a bold threat to every other court.
It should, therefore, not go unpunished.
A few minutes after the tendering of
the decision and the Imposition of the
sentences as to Lawrence and Oanficld,
Judge Dunne, upon application. Issued
a writ of habeas corpus as to them,
IMPURE FOOD AT ALTOONA.
Inspector Foust Discovers Many
Samples of Tuberculosis.
By Ktrhuhi' Wire from The A"oeiated t're.j.
Altoon-i, I'J., Xot. ll!.- -I'luo I'ii, id lli-pri lur
.liiines l'ou-t, of this til, lecenlly eiilhiUd
cKty-lwo "..imple-i of tulieitiilntlt, in lll.ilr .in
Cniiliria c-oimlio.-. lie had IiMvii to l-liie tti.11:
foim.ilih-hyde w.is heinjr iil to pievne them
lie got his clue 110111 a t'tit r Irom .1 New Vol .
ey-tei" dun oiloing In s-r 1 1 priorv.iline to !,i"i
oy.-ten fiom I jmi nv. .mil .-jiiiiiiii; in tin liou.-i
Of the eighteen e.inipks tilled in loliuiluuit
eifiht, It i .ill, mil, h.uo licen ilmtoiid, nnd the
illiei;. it U Hid, liov ti.iees 01 torin.iMi-hy !e
Halt' i-f the .i:: in AI10011.1 .ne -.ihl In huie ",':.
pierforved. In-pct-tot- Pini-l .o he will prot. 1 I
ug.iiriit the 1110111.1111"'.
BIG BLAZE AT BERLIN,
Property Valued nt 825,000
lly nxcliiidvc Mill! fiom The A-oci.ttcd I'rcjn
llerlui. Mil., Nov. V.1. I'lie whUIi broke 1 n
..illy thU inoiniliK tli'Mtojid two knit,., .1 t hiir, h,
iivn lbt'i-y sl.ililo-"', .1 -line, laid .1 ilwelllng, to
Liilnn; .1 los of .ibont siVW. The Iohii l win.
out 11 Ilu1 .ippriUUH and Hi" citlA'n woiked hi-i"0
tally to pioM-iit the .pie.nl 01 llio II line.., hut l!,
.-lilt' lireee 1. 11, mil tho Ine and It w.n Mtei.i'
lioiiivt Ijefore Hie 11 line., were imili-i control
Anioim- the Mini lilies th'-lmjid iu the I'mn
meli l.il Sivimti haul..
lly DtUtidip M'iie from The Asboeinltd l'rsi,
llilli-lniitf, Nm. 1'!. (.(Uriel- Mile iji-ued ,y
the .st.iic ilep.irtininl edit to the tollowlnu"- d-i-poiMtlons:
Tho llny.iltiiii M'.iter toinp.in,v, u;
t.lpllat, l,ntl. Iloilii'-lif Pei-oi-atiinr eonip.ni-,
llotl.t.ier tiiwiuliip, lle.it cr lotinl) ! 1 111ll.1l, l''
IKKI, ,l,iti)liMi, Jl.11 (line M. inula, .tilling cotnpaoy.
M.irun; iMpn.iI, jh.U1)'!. Piplun lltt.v.1111; in
pant, liudins; i.i(tt.il, 'J0,noi).
Water Measles at Stroudsuurp,-.
.pt-ti.il id the s, union irllnine,
:iom.)Urs, I'.i , .Nov. 1-.:. -TuihiI lla.-l jriiiii - -liurK'.-
leshlents "it ntlerliitf uitli rilll'llui ti t
llliMtlet, s ll it ll ,llt.i(hei Olio of tlio lltifnltlHMIp.
while jttendini; the I'.iieAini'iii.iu i-.iX,itIon, 111
Inn hrui eariiiil Ihere I'J iildlei- letuiiuiig ir-iu,
Score of the Walkers,
lly K.Mliiiivo Wile nom Tlie Aoi.iaied i'u,
I'iltotiiiif, Not :l. ll.o stoio id I j. 111. or
the tell le.uli-H in llio ujlLinir inatcll follow-.
( yVJiMiieli, i'tO; floan, I'nil llarnen, Jsl; Tun.
l'i jiln.lt. 11, IT); I., "alein, 111; r.iliw, 1.1')
lltcldun, 11,'; .Noieuui., 11.'; Iljtcli.i, jau.
l., a! tl.it.i i'.t Xouiiibcr 1'.', lftfll;
llialie.i. temi'ii.uino ,,,,,,,.,,,,.,,,,, 19 ilcgi ,
l.-mt-.i (tniperjlini) ,,.,.,..,.,.,,,.,,, IS dome t
a. ni. , , ,..,,,,,.,,, m per cent,
h 1. in ...,.,., K kt rent,
1'ieilpu.tlioii, '.'I lioum ended S p. in., V.il inch,
lfl t -T-
f WEATHER FORECAST. -f-
MjOiiiikIoii, Nov, 12. fair ind '-old-r
4 M ednesilj.i ; iwtlnvestcrly winds. Tlinu -t-
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