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SCRANTON, PA., THURSDAY 3IORNINC, NOVEMBER i!l, 1901.
Contirmaifon of News Causes a
Gommotion fn the State and
AMERICANS LAND TROOPS
Commander McCrea Telegraphs; to
the Secretary of the Navy That He
Has Landed a Force for tho Pro
tection of Property of tho Railroad.
Consul General Gudger. at Panama,
Sends First News Captain Perry
Confirms Gudger's Dispatch.
fly Kxilu.lio Hto ftoin The A"ool.)tcil Prof.
Washington, Nov. 20. The coutlrmn
tliii) of tliu reported capture of Colon
ly tliu .'ilonililiin Liberals ciiuki'iI :i de
cided (.oiniiiotioii in tin' state mill navy
departments today. There wore long
conferences between Secretary Long
and Admiral frownlnshleld, mill bo
twci'ti tho admiral and Anting Secretary
of State Dr. Illll. Later, tin; two last
named wont over to the while house
mid saw President Roosevelt. This was
llio lirst tlini- Hliii'ij 1SS3, when Admiral
.louett openi'il nit transit across the
isthiTius of r.inama, that conimtmioa
1 ion liad actually been stopped In such
fashion as to seem to require the Inter
ference of the I'nlted states naval
The lirst news of the trouble al t'olou
eaino from United States Consul tien
vral (lU'lser at Panama. lie tele
graphed tlie state department that a
considerable number of Liberals had
taken xiassago on the railroad tho did
lot Indicate where) and arriving at a
certain iioint had cut the telegraph
wires and taken up a rail, thus break
Later there cat no a second messiiRo
from Consul tioncrnl (Judger announc
intt that Colon had been taken. This
was confirmed more explicitly by Cull
ed States Consul Malmros, stationed at
Colon. The latter otlieial said that
Colon was taken by the rebels last
.light. While nil business is suspended,
Transit is not interrupted and American
life and property are safe anil not
likely to be in danger.
TiilMm altogether, these dispatches
were regarded by the ollieiuls hero as
indicating a lack of purpose, on the
part of the Liberals to Interfere with
transit across the isthmus. It was felt
that tho brief interruption caused by
the taking uji of tin; rail and the cut
ting of the telegraph wires was nothing
more than a temporary device to pre
vent the government from hurrying re
inforcements by rail to Colon. Tlie olll
cials Hurt support for this belief In tho
fact that communication was reopened
across the isthmus tlie jmomont Colon
The Isthmus to Be Protected.
Still, as a result of the consultation
today it was lesolved to take no
elainces of an infringement of the trea
ty rights of the United Stale. There
foie Secretary Hill cabled Consul tion--ra!
Giidcer, a director, to notify all
Hurtles who are engaged in molesting
or interfering with free transit across
Iho isthmus that such interference
must cease, lie was also directed to
..onsult freely with Captain Perry, the
"onimandcr of tho United States battle
ship Iowa, now lying at Panama. Then
Captain Perry was cabled by Secretary
Long to laud marines If necessary for
the protection of free transit across the
isthmus in accordance of the treaty
rights and obligations of the United
States. At the same time Captain
Terry was enjoined to avoid bloodshed
if possible, .Meanwhile news cunie th.it
Commander MiCrou of the Maehlus
which is now lying at Colon, had
anticipated this instruction from
Hie navy department by landing
it force of blue jackets at
Colon and occupying the railroad
htntion. The understanding at the
navy department was that tin- lauding
party I'onslsted of about one bundled
bailors who an; employed 111 lieu of
marines, of whom the Maehlus has an
The test of Commander MeC'rea's
dhpatcli is as follows:
U. S. Unhi.i.-. "lull, Vov. :''.
f-i'ii'n'v X.tvy, ,ililni;iiili.
'111. Iibmi;iiil li.iu- po..-i !i"U of tlie lily. U
111. '(,. if till' pIlipiT llllllll'lllll'l I I..HV
Liii'IihI tun i' li'i- llio piotcrtlon 01 llio propiitj
hi tlio i :i ilto.nl.
A calilcKi'itin received from Captain
Perry ut Pananiu oonihiiis what Con
Mil ticnera! tiiulRPi ciminiiinlcated to
tin- state department today, it docs
not ipponr that Captain Perry has yet
luivled a form.
STORY OP THE CAPTURE.
Liberals Outnumber the Government
Troops Battle Is Over in Three
By I.VIushf Who fium Tut ,. ut.il 1'ieii
Colon. Colombia, Nov, XOii ivcolpl
til' thu news that Guttural Alhan, tho
military commander of tin, intimitis,
hud started to allot U the Liberals ut
Chorrora. near pjiiuniu, tho latter do
taclied iyo men, under riencral Patitio,
tn utlaov. Colon. This force embarked
on board a train bound fmui Panama
to Colon yostetdiiy evening nt Lust Cuk.
cades station, previously cutting otf
telegraphic ooinniunlcatlun acro.-s (ho
ihthmus. Op arriving at the outskirts
of Colon, Mlici'u thu govcrnmi'iit usually
1 inlutuiui'i a small guard, tho Llberalr.
left thu ti.ilu and In thu Initial sklr.
Pilsh, which beynii soon afterward, Pa
thin uus Killed.
The couiiuaud of the Liberals then
tlt'Vnlvi-d on Colonel l-'rcderico llarrura.
and they continued their march on
Colon, arriving there u ("v ml mi tit:
after the train, thus Kiirpilslnir the
whole imvr. Tlie governineiii troops at
Colon were outnumbered by th" Lib
erals. Fighting Immediately began at the
C'uurtel (barracks), which was soon
taken. There Senor Juen, a .imlge of
the crlminiil court, was killed, ami
Senor Muskus, the district repiesentit
tlvo of the department of the Interior,
was mortally wounded.
Klghting Kiibseiiiiently occurred at the
town hall, which was also taken by the
Liberals. Among the prisoners captured
by the Liberals (hero wen; the prelect,
titiardln, and the commandanto of
.Senor Paretics, the mayor, managed
to reach the gunboat C.eneral I'luzon.
which sailed last night for a destina
tion unknown, presumably Cathagena,
This whole affair was over In less than
Communication with Panama was re
stored today. This revealed that no
fighting had occurred there. Unit, ev
erything was unlet, and that the city
was still In the hands of the govern
The issue now depends on the result
of the lighting which is doubtless now
occurring at Cliorrera, news of which
is anxiously awaited here.
The Liberals aro busy raising rein
forcements locally. They tire reported
to have several hundred men at differ
ent railroad stations between hero and
The United States gunboat Mnchias
landed a dela.climent of marines hero
this morning. They are now guard
ing the railroad station and other
property of the road.
At a conference between Commander
McCrea. of the Machlas, United Stales
Consul Malmros, Colonel Shaler, super
intendent of the Panama railroad and
Colonel llarrorn, the commander of the
Liberals, the latter was informed why
the marines bad boon landed from tho
Machlas. Harrera promised to guard
the cltv with his troops.
Trains Will Run as Usual.
Trains will be crossing the isthmus
ns usual tomorrow. There has been
no obstruction of free transit so far.
The news of tho capturo of Colon,
which reached Panama when commun
ication with that city was restored this
morning was a great surprise to tho
inhabitants of that city.
Acocrdlng to the latest news received
here from Panama, nothing has yet
been heard in that city concerning the
outcome of Ceneral Alban's expedition
against the Liberal forces at Cliorrera.
It Is said that information of the re
rent happenings at Colon has been
sent to him.
In the meantime, the government
tioops at Panama, numbering about
aOo men. are busily engaged in the
construction of earthworks and barri
cades at the railroad bridge going into
! the city, in anticipation of an early
Colonel Shaler says that no request
has been made upon him for a special
train to convey government troops to
Colon tonight, if such a request is
made li will bn grunted, but Colonel
Shaler does not consider it likely. The
Liberals claim to" have at least iOO
men in possession of the different rail
road station on tho lino between here
and Panama. Those men would doubt
less do their utmost to prevent the
transportation of government troops
to this point.
Tratlie across the Isthmus by the
railroad cotstlnuus uninterrupted.
Marine;! Ironi the Maehlus aio
guarding the railroad station and
property here tonight.
Since the ti'iiewal of activities by
the Colombian Liberals, some live or
six months ago, on the isthmus, an
attack upon Panama, has been ex
pected .it any Mine. After a very stub
born and bloody battle. In .luly of
hist year, the Liberals almost suc
ceeded In capturing the city, and they
have recently frequently tliieiitenid to
renew the attempt.
HEARS THE NEWS
Mr. Brigard Announces That Cap
ture of Colon Does Not. Amount
to Much Not Porlifled.
Ily r.s-ilusni; Uir' fium "I l. .U-.xi.tti: I'rin.
New York, Nov. L'O, Arturo He jlrl
giirti, Consul Ceiieral of Colombia, to
day received private dispatches In
forming him thai the Liberals hud sur
prised and captured the city of Colon
lust night. Ills li'legraius placed the
loss al twelve killed ami thirty
wounded. Mr. Ilrlgiird said that the
taking of the town do.-s not amount to
much, us It Is not a fortllleii place,
and that Cenernl Carlos Alban, who Is
ijovernoi' of the department of Pana
niu, Is now In the city of Panama with
l.Jiii) trained troops. Ho said that
when Central Albau icturncd to Colon
the liberals would run away. The
consul general said tionoral Alhau ex
pected to Klvo battle today to the
Liberal I'nrci s mi tho P.iclllo side of
Panama, at ''horrent. Alter that bat
tle, tliu consul said, thw general would
go to Colon. General Alhau has ampin
ammunition tor all purposes,
Mr. Mrlgiml said that whyn (leiietal
Alban left Colon lie took all Uic
available troops, leaving the town in
elinrco of fifty policemen.
At the olllee of the Panama, rail
way and Seamshlp company, it was
said that the olllcors hud received ad
vices thai the town had been sur
prised by the Liberals. The advices
did not say how many I.eberals were
In the attacking parly, but it was
suppoM'd i lie foreo was not larger
Big Coal Deal Closed.
HuJli'ihi', ., Yv. 'JO. A Kul timU'' in tliN
illy lujjy ilosoil a ili'jl Utt M.vl'i ucu of iol
IjiiiI In 1.0 jm eutii'ly. W, Va.. fur an llniflNIi
jiulti.ui', 'I lie pi In. ..ill! wti JSOn.lYli).
JANITOR TAKES 2000.
William Thomaa Secures n Land
lord's Cash anil Departs.
Ily ll.scltijlii: Wire troiu 'llio Atoi:l.ilt.tl l'ir.
Klietiandoah, Pit,, Nov. 20. William
Thomas, who has been employed us
Janltiii ut the opera house cafe for u
few weeks, and who slept on the prem
ises, found it cigar box containing S'JODO
last night which had been hidden be
hind the liar by tho proprietor, Thomas
Clhhomi. Pocketing the money and
two revolvers, which were In a drawer
behind the bar ho proceeded to William
Peiin, it suburb of this place, and after
giving Slim to his father, anil Sili) to
his brother, lie left saying ho would
go to Philadelphia and inuko u present
to his sister who resides there and to
leave at the earliest possible moment
for Europe. His father hastened to
town anil notified tho police, who are
now on tho track of the fugitive.
Gibbous did not believe In llio safety
of banks and always kept his money
hidden either at his homo or Ills place
His Message to Congress Will Rec
ommend the Strengthening of
Ily Kulit'ii'c Win from 'I'luj Asmu i.itcil l't.
Washington, Nov. 0. President
Hoosevolt in his message to congress
will not only recommend the re-enaet-inent
of the Chinese exclusion act but
will go farther and recommend that it
be strengthened to increase Its eltl
cleney. The president gave this infor
mation today to P.eprosentatlve Xoetl
liam, of California, who talked with
him upon tho subject. An anti-Chincso
convention composed of business or
ganizations of California meets in San
Francisco tomorrow to take action
looking to the re-enactiueiit of the ex
clusion law and ns an ox-otllcio mem
ber of that convention, Mr. Xcedham
desired 'to ascertain tho president's
lie was very much gratified when lie
learned that tho recommendation for
the re-onactnient of the exclusion law
was already in the message. Tho pres
ident told other western callers today
that ho would call tho attention of
congress in his message to the advisa
bility of doing something to reclaim the
great, arid regions of tho west.
The Official Count of the Recent Vote
for State Treasurer and Judge
of the Supreme Court.
Ily Kwlu.-iic Hire from llio Asoodatoil I'rc.-s.
llarrisburg, Nov. 110. The ollteial re
turns of the recent election for state
treasurer and judge of the Supremo
court wore tabulated today at the state
depart meat. Tho count was delayed by
the failure of tin; Lycoming county au
thorities to forward their returns until
this morning-. Tlie vote shows that tho
Union party polled enough votes to get
a column on the ticket next year with
out the formality of tukinir out nomi
nation papers. The vote shows also
that the People's party in this state
1ms ultnoht gone out of existence. The
following is the otlieial vote:
ll.llli. Itl'liulllir.lt! !-'1,l!l5
Cr.iy, 1 if iiiai i-.it 'J'.il, j,V
IV'tlrr, ricililliitiiiiitt J0ll
MiPtnincll, Swi.ilijt l.nlior n.;,
V.Ul.lns, IVfipW M)
Cni.iy, Union !i'..lll
I oi.iv, Munii ip-il l..iliii' I, J0!
U.iiil.-, 1'iilillu Opinion l,-,j
ll.ttin's, I'tiMio Ownmlilp L'.jTl
ILii'ii-' nlufjlity I'l.lJO
.tuner: fct'i'i:i;.Mi: i ouiit.
I'otk'i, lirpiilillc.iii I'jii.'ii'l
.cilo, llnnou.it 'JOJ.HO
Alomli-iau. I'i't'lill.iti'inl.-l. IT.'iTl
I.omti.j, Sori.iIMio l.ilior J.wi
MoiKlcr.m, I'cpli'' Jt.l
Vorki's futon ii.i,t-'i
Vcrl.iv, MinilHpil Li'iRue 1,131
I'ollir, l'ulilli' Opinion 1 1 , i . i "i
lli'jililil.. I'ulilic Ortnirfliip
Pi.tti.-i' pliiMllly .
No. t 'JII,7U t ."... i :
QUEEN DRAGA SHOT.
Rumors of a. Tragedy in the Streets
of Belginde Many Unconfirmed
Versions of the Affair.
Ily i:tiluur Witv flout Tho Aaiueljlnl l'r..
Vienna, Nov. iO.An tuicoiidrnied re
port has reached Vienna that Queen
Drnaa has beep .shot al In tho street),
The Neuo Freio Prcssn and oilier
Vienna papers publish various minors,
nun declaring that llio Servian qucm
was ussasslnutod, another that she w.is
wounded and a third that sho com
Reports from other sources deny the
statement that Queen Br.iga was killed
and assnrl that the rumor of her death
was eatifcd by an hysterical scone with
Tlicrti is no reliable Information
llio subject here, hut It Is generally be.
lluve.l that tt serious crisis exists In
Parl. 'uv. 'il.M cording to a dis
patch fivm Yitniui id the lOeho Do
Paris, an lUionipi has been made to us
sat.sln.tt a tro Queen of Servla, three
shots lumi.g luen lircil at her while sho
was driving near Keinliu.
A dispatch to thu same paper from
Belgrade gives a rumor that the iiucin
attempted suicide ut fieinliii.
ADMIRAL SCHLEY PROTESTS.
Desires His Friends to Appreciate
His Position and Respect It.
tlv Kutmlie Who fioni'lltv Awa'I.iIi'iI I'rcii.
Knoxvllle, Tciiii., Nov. "0. Follow
ing the report that tho court of In
Mtilry would cost Admiral Schley ?2ft,
000, the Knoxvllle Sentinel, Nov. IS.
sent the admiral a dispatch asking If
ho would consent ton. public subscrip
tion to i iay (ho amount.
Today Iho Sentinel received fi per
sonal letter front Admiral Sehley, the
purport of which was Unit ho cannot
accept tho offer, lie says the report
as to the cost is a mistake, as" tho
amount Is not so great. Ho suggests
thai the matter Is loo delicate to dis
cuss tiud trusts that his friends will
"appreciate ills position and respect
-i .... , ,
President Roosevelt Receives Mem
bers of the Committee.
By i:clmle Wire front llio Avoi-latcil l'tess.
W.Miitiglnn, jcoy. 'jii. A npnxpiit.ulvi! cone
tnlltie hunt tlie ti.itlun.it rt'dpiui'lty convention
toil.iv Miliinlttiil tn l'uvilili'iit ItuuMSvult the lino
lutli'iit .iilnpliil by tho I'onvontlon. Tho pre-l'
dent ncibiil thrill lonll.illy. Ho told tlum in
iruii't.il tcniw thai h. luil (thtn euinlilti-.tbli;
ntti'tilinn to the nihjoct anil th.it In; ltopi'il his
attitinle wnlilil ho MtUfuctoty to tlirni. lint
lie illil not partit'tiljri7i'. Tlio Anion of the
roi-lpiority I'onvititioii tonii'lii u.ts il,:iolcil main
ly In tho iiiotUni of loriprocil tnult? kI.uIoih
Willi lun.itM. Scici.il p.ii.'H were if.iil, iftor
wlili fi mmo rmitlno IiikIiivki w.h ili-po-xil of,
mul tho lonvi'iitlon finally .nljoitiiicit.
IN CASE OP SEMPLE
Many Witnesses Examined Yester
dayChief Wilkie Reviews the
Case for the Government.
fly i:.c-lu-ivc H ire from Tho As.-.uci.iLd l'rr.-.
I'hiliiik'lphia, Nov. 20. The govern
liient, late this afternoon, rested its
case hi the trial before Judge 11c
Phorson lit the fnited .States district
court of .lohn Li. Sonnilo, the Camden,
X. J., lawyer, who Is accused of con
spiring with Arthur Taylor and Iiald
win S. Predell, the convicted coun
terfeiters to make twenty dollar notes
while they wore in Moyunionslng
prison awaiting sentence for their con
nection with thu celebrated $10" note
and cigar revenue stump swindle. The
defense as outlined by one of Semplo's
attorneys, Kekord P. Illicit, in his op
ening address to the jury, will be that
Semple was entirely ignorant of the
fact that Taylor and Bredell were mak
ing counterfeit money in prison with
a. view of surrendering tho plutos in
order to securer clemency front the
court when they came up for sentence.
Among the witnesses called by the
government today were Chltf of tho
Secret Service John K. Wilkie, Secret
Service Operative "William J. Hums,
Harry Taylor, brother of Arthur Taylor
and who Is under indictment for cir
culating the notes lnuile in prison by
his brother: Mrs. Annie Taylor, mother
of the Taylor brothers, and .Mrs. Mary
Coxe, of Camden, N. J., sister of Ured
cll. Chief Wilkie, in his testimony, re
viewed the case and said that after
Scuiptc was arrested ho searched the
lawyer's safe and found therein, among
other things, ten new one dollar bills.
Arthur Taylor, when he was on the
stand, said the 50 notes were mado
from genuine one dollar notes, ho and
llrcilell having bleached the one dollar
notes by a secret chemical process.
Taylor also testified that Setnple had
brought them over one hundred of the
new one dollar bills.
Mrs. Taylor test Hied that she had
taken various articles io prison, which
were used In the making of tho coun
terfoils. She also took them away when
the prisoners had finished their work,
and also said she look the engraved
plates from prison, at the request of
her son, and hurled them in a conio
torv. She said sho know the plates
wore made to help Seinple got the pris
oners out of jail. Uredell's sister, Mrs.
Coxe, told of having taken articles to
prison, bin did not know they were
used In connection with the mulling of
the counterfeit notes.
AVheii tho government had concluded
Its case tlie defense asked that tin: in
dlctuient be ou.islied, and the court re
pled Unit the application would be
taken under advisement. Tlie defense
then opened, with tho address of Mr.
CADETS AT HORSE SHOW.
The First Class at West Point Will
Visit New York.
Ity nwluie ire from Tlir AMcriatnl I'rm
W.inIiIiisIiiii, No. 'ju, Oiu'i.iI CoiIhii iociIvkiI
a ih'-iutili fiom Culoi.il Mill-, Mip.'i'lnk'i'il.-n:
f tho tiiUIUiy aiJilmi, t.(l.iy, saying tint
tlio innii.i'.'irs of Iho Now ink lntn ulimv li.nl
Imllnl llio liirl da.i oi ijil. I-. at iot I'.iiiit
In ho their Kiti-at" ono il iv this wcrii.
Colonel Mills iriiiiiiiM-iuli'il llt.it P"UuI .-loll
bo uuinlnl iiml (iiiii'i.tl t'oihlti viicil tho Ml
jiriliitcmlriit apptoial of its loootnoiitnlatioii.
Expense of jCzolgosz Trial.
Ily Kuluilw Who from Iho Asfoolatnl l'rri.
Iliilf.iR v. SO. "llti' cpon-orf in. uii.il In
llio lil.il and conviction i l.oun I'. ( lokuv, Iho
.cnjfc-lil of IVohluit Mi Klnloy, wai tM.TW.'.".
Of tliN iUin i;l was palil ll'o .ittimtoyi win
ililVn.loil Mini il.w .! ulil lliv alli'iiMt
wlici iw.miliifil lilinj Sill .i pilil tl.o ilopiitliM
Mill) RlUtllCll llllllt f-W Vi'H p.li tut' plltll'H
til.vii ami thiTO 1- i bill of ;Il'.i.5rt lot tho
tiaii"itailoii of tVolo.v. uiil hli gii.iiil !
Aitliuiii. 'fhiii 1)111, It U otpcitiil, (V ht,ii' will
Conhlbution to the Conscience Fund.
Ily i:vltisire Wlri" fu in Tlio AmclafJ Pros.
Waslilr.Ktoii, Nov. S0.TI.C iirct.ii' .f ll.a
ticisuiy has ifcchul tlirouijli Iho null iiom ,t
ih'1-.oii ivltow iiiiino is iiiikiniMii a draft (or 'i,SW
willt llio statement that it U llio amount ul.l.:i
uliotilil Imic I'ci'ii lulil Ihe iiitoiii.it loiniio do.
i.iiinicill JMH ith Inliioat to ilato. Ihf
ioltll iv llljliul "U. "." 'Iho lilimfy til .u
dt'potltcil to ih" uclit nf tho Lvntclrr.iu runt.
Ily i:ilu.nu Who from 'the .sniiitoil I'icvi.
Now Yelk. Xia-- '-" -niud: l.j l ainp.iiiii'.
AntH.ip. t liauil: l..i lliotat.no, lli,i.. .ilU.I:
SI. Paul, Soillliainpton: Vailoilaml, AnliMip
ii s.,utli.noili.i .mil I'liiiliuiiiiii Tititniili, ,i'...
upiwl. Sjiillianiploti Mllid: Kim iin nil
liilin tftiiui lliiliitii). i".v Voil. tit t Ii. l..,ui lT.
I.Iz.iiiI-1'.imuI: l.i s.iiolo, Nvw Vuik for llano.
Itottlldam -Alined: Jtotlontaiil, (i yuk via
Thirm Lives Are Lost in tlie Simiu-
iiler Union AAlniiiD Gom-
17 BODIES RECOVERED
The Fire, Known to Have Been Acci
dental, Starts in Buildings Near
tho Mouth of the Tunnel Two
Hundred Men in tlio Mine at the
Time the Flames Break Out 170
Escape by Another Exit.
By Kxcliiiiif; Who ftont The Aisociati.d I'rcNi.
Tollurlde, Colo., Nov. a). A lire oc
curred in the bullion tunnel belonging
to the Smuggler Union Mining com
pany, today, and probably thirty lives
were lost. Seventeen of tho bodies have
been recovered. The lire, which Is
known to have been accidental, started
early this morning in tho buildings at
the mouth of the tunnel. At this point
is located the tipper terminal of the
tramway to tho company's new mill at
Pandora, and It was in the bunk house
attached Unit the tiro started. From
this it spread to the terminal station,
which, with its ore bins, machinery and
supplies, Is a mass of ruins.
The day shift of 200 men hail entered
the initio and reached their stations
when the tire broke out.
Tho tunnel acted as a Hue, and a
great volume of smoke poured into and
tilled tho slopes.
About 170 of the men succeeded In
reaching safety by another exit. The
lire rapidly burned itself out, but the
, mine was so tilled with smoke that it
I was six hours before tho rescuing
parties could penetrate the slopes,
where the less fortunate were. Seven -I
teen dead have been removed from the
mine tonight. Tlie engineer, Hugh
O'Neill, was found alive, but is not ex
pected to recover. No list of dead is
obtainable at this time.
Later -Twenty-two bodies have now
FOR NEW BISHOP.
Diocesan Convention at Garden City,
X. X Rev. H. C. Swentzel
Ity Hxclibirc Wite from The Associated Vtea.
Harden City, L. ., Nov. :!0. The
special convention of the- Protestant
Kplscopnl church of tho diuee:-e of
Long Island, to elect a successor to
the lato bishop, tho lit. Rev. A. N.
l.iitlejohn, li. D., was begun hero to
day In tin- Cathedral of the Incarna
tion, tho completion of which was
largely duo to the persistent efforts of
the late bishop In getting the widow
t'f the late A. T. Stewart, the million
aire dry goods merchant, and his ex
ecutor, tin: late Judge Hilton, to carry
out the work which her husband be
gan. Besides electing a bishop for tho
diocese, the 110 clerical and MO lay
deputies, hud tirst of all to attend a
celebration of tho holy communion
and listen to an address or sermon by
the Klght Rev. II. C. Potter, bishop
of tho diocese of New York, in mem
ory or the late Bishop LiUlejohn.
The diocese of Long island, which in
cludes Brooklyn, tho City of Churches,
so called, is fortunate In having amoni?
J its clergy a great number or what are
I known as strong men, ecclesiastically
speaking, and therefore there was no
mot oi cuuuiuiues irom Wlinin tlio dlo
ceso for tho vacant bishopric: not self
chosen candidates, but candidates of
several coteries of tlio clergy.
Among the clergymen who have been
prominently mentioned for bishop of
ihe diocese are the Itev. S, 1), Jh
Council, rector of Holy Trinity church,
Brooklyn; the Rev. A. B. Klnsolvlng,
rector of Christ church, Brooklyn; tho
Rev. Henry P. Swontzel, rector of St.
Luke's church. Brooklyn, the Rev,
.lames 11. Darlington, rector of Christ
church, lu the eastern district of
Brooklyn; the p.ev, tteese V. Alsop,
rector of St. Ann's church, Brooklyn;
.mil the Rev. V. I Burgess, rector
of Urn co church, Brooklyn Heights,
Kentucky Court of Appeals Decides
Importnut Case Resultiup; from
Elections in 1800.
By i:oluki)e ir? from 'flic Anoilatod l'ici.
Fraukl'iii't'. Ky.. Nov. 20, The court
of appeals today tevorsed the judgment
of Franklin circuit court which sus
tained the decision of tho slato con.
tost board, In giving tho olllee of at
torney general to Judge Hubert II,
Breckeiuldge. and holds that Clifton .1.
t'ratt of Hopkins, the Bepubllcau nom
inee is the legal oillcur.
The decision of the court Is limit and
.directs that Uivekenridgo retire Im
mediately from olllee, Breckeiuidi;e
was on the ili.'iiiocuitle ticket headed
by William tiuebei for governor two
years ago ami Pratt wan on tho Be
publican ticket headed by V. . Tay.
lor, for governor Unit year, Justice
(jiilTy delivered the opinion of the court
and Judges Barnard, Uuroole und
O'ltear, Republicans, concur with
liul'foy. Judges Jlolison, l'aynter and
White, Beiuoerals, dissent from this
decision. Tim court through Juilue
"The Judgment of the dcclMou of the
sttite hoard of contest Is void and con.
ferrctl no right upon the appellee,
Brcckenrltlse, and could not ull'eet tho
tippelliiitt, I'ralt's right and title to i
olllee lu contesl. and thu court below
erred In rciulcrlns the Juilgniciil up
TRIAL OF MRS. BONINE.
Continuation of Effott to Obtain a
Jury In Washington.
0y IhcliHhe Wire from The Avioclateil TreM,
Wiishlnglon, Nov. 20. The oft'ort to
obtain n Jury In ihe trial of Mrs. Bon
Ino tiion tho charge of murdering
James Seymour Ayres was continued
In criminal court No. 1 this morning.
Mrs. Bouliio again found her husband
unci her sister awaiting her arrival
In the court room. While the prelimin
aries of the day were In progress she
engaged lu conversation with her hus
band and her attorneys, later turning
about for a chat with Mrs. Meaehani,
When tho court took a recess for
luncheon at 12,30 o'clock, sixteen tales
men had been examined, and all ex
cused for one cause or another.
At si few minutes past '.'. o'clock to
day the jury which Is to try Mrs. Ida
Bonhiu on tho charge of murdering
.Tunics Seymour Avers, jr., the young
census clerk, was completed nnd the
court then adjourned .until tomorrow
when (t presentation of the case on be
half of the government will be made
by the district attorney. Mr. Douglas,
representing Mrs. Hotline, said after
the court adjourned today that he
would reserve his opening until after
all Iho witnesses for the prosecution
had been heard. It Is expected there
fore that the taking of testimony will
begin during the forenoon session to
morrow. FATAL WRECK
ON SANTA FE
Seven Killed and Seventeen
Passengers and Train
By KxUUjiIic Wire from The Ahiotfatod 1'rtjj.
I.os Angeles. Cal., Nov. 20. A fatal
wreck occurred on the Santa Fe rail
road one mile west of Frunconiu, Ari
zona, a switch station twenty miles
east of Needles, Cal.. early today.
Seven trainmen were killed, three pas
sengers and fourteen trainmen injured.
Limited trains east and west bound
crashed together while running at full
speed. Tlie castbound train was driven
by two engines, while the westbound
train hud but one locomotive. The
three engines were crushed and blown
to pieces by an explosion, which fol
lowed the collision. Both trains wore
made up of vestibule ears of the heav
iest kind and while they stood the ter
rific shock well and protected the pas
sengers to a great extent, several of
the cars took lire and burned up. The
dining cars, one on each train, one
Pullman and two composite cars were
destroyed. The casualties wore con
fined almost entirely to the train
crows and dining car employes.
Tho dead are:
l M. V.l.lf.CflT. tnxini'cr.
1". 1. Illll. llsMI I'll. Iircin.in.
li. P. IIAllMIAIIllT. luil'iT.
wAi;n:it iiAVoit.uii:, .mcr.
W. 1.. CASi;, fh email.
A. If. AllMITAtti:, liK-milt.
frAM llltOU'X. v.-iiitcr.
Tlio bodies of the latter three are
MR. DICKINSON SENDS
If His Offer of Ransom Is Not Ac
cepted in Six Days It Will
fly lltiHuho Vt'iri' from 'lit" AsMxiaud I'losi.
Sella , Nov. :M. The foreign olliee
here resents the Insinuations published
abroad that tho government is acting
lu bad faith In the matter of effecting
the release of Miss Stone and ex
plaining Its attitude toward Ml'. Dick
inson, tlio diplomatic agent hero of the
l.'nftcd States, alllrms Its entire rca di
ttoes to lake any notion suggested by
Tim foreign olllee also avers that,
acting upon the suggestion of Mr.
Dickinson, it caused the village of
ilralchowo to bo siiriounded ami
searched a fortnight ago, but ihe
brigands wore not there. It also says
Unit Air. Dickinson's later Information,
to tlio effect that the bandits were
concealed hi tt dellle of the BellorltJ'.a
mountains, district of Dubnlt'.ti, could
not be acted upon by It, as an Inquiry
showed the plueo In ijucstlon to be
within Turkish territory.
Tlio latest Intelligence received here
sols forth that the brigands are hold
ing out for n higher llgutv of ransom,
iiml It Is asserted that they are able
to keep their captives as long as this
may be necessary.
Mr. Dickinson, according I" the
Vosioruu I'ostii, vt hose editor was a
member of the former Macedonian
t'oinmlttee, has sent an ultimatum to
I lie brlKunds, giving thelii six dityn lo
accept a specified sum as the ransom
for Miss Stone, If Mils amount Is not
accepted within the time mentioned,
Mr. Dickinson's offer will bo with
drawn. London, Nov. al. .Mr. Dickinson's ul
timatum to the brigands, according to
a dispatch from Soiln m tu Dally
Telegraph, specllles i'U'.OOn,
Will Not Consider Doer Appeal,
fly i;.wlu,hi' W Iro iiom Tito Ai-oi lalcd I'm.
'I ho llasiie, .Nov. On, Tlio dilmliiialrulivi' i "if
ill ul Hit- toi'il til aibliialiiiii iKeiile.l .by
tint il s;t iliu'liipi lint I" nn-l.. r iho llg.'r
appeal f"i mill it tit ion in tic u.ii in .iu!
Hi l..viii,no Witt' from 'llio Asioilatcd 1'iois,
Al Wvt Point -Ni.l I'olin, '.'Ij lnhcully of
At AnnapolU- t'lluiiilil.i, it; N.n.it fadi'lv, ).
Ai PilWImra-Wctvin !'iilyvr,Ili of I'cmt.yl.
idiila, II; Vtiiiin.ilfr, ,
Data Given In Report oT Glilei of
the State Bureau Maior
I. B. Brown.
THE LINES IN
Figures of Five Railroads Denoml
natotl ns Trunk Lines Tho B. &
O., Inckawannn, Central of New
Jersey and Other Roads of Import
ance hi Pennsylvania The Im
mense Business Transacted in tho
fly Ktcluthc Wire from Tho Awociated rr(j.
llarrisburg, Nov. 20. lu the advnnciJ
shoots of his annual report, Major I. B.
Brown, older of the state bureau of rail
ways, has collected data concerning the
trunk lines operating lines of railway
In Pennsylvania. While there are it
ureat many steam railway corporations
In this stale, there are comparatively
few which may bo denominated trunk
lines, and from these have been selected
the more Important statistics. Titus far
the llgurcs from live of these lines have
boon compiled. In brief, they are as
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
company has tt total capitalization of
$:i3S.G.".Mi:'!, and a total assets of $337,
.'IIO.SIS. The total number or tons of
freight carried was ":t,r2S,5l:;. from
which a revenue was had of $33,r)"i3,S72.
Tlie total earnings and Income wore
$47,1171,221. Tho operating expenses worn
$31,016,231. and oilier expenses were $12,
23C.00S. Dividends of $3,300,000 were
Tlie Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg
Railway company has n capitalization
of ?2,170,S1S, and assets of $27,560,6Sr. tt
carried 1,002,077 passengers for $711,232,
and 6,771,017 tons of freight, for which
It was paid $l,7S3,!).ril. The total earn
ings and income for tlie year was $,-,-(i!tiS,493,
and the operating expenses were
$3,270,277. The total expenses were $3,
U0SMS0. Dividends or $ISi),H0ti wore paid.
The Central Railroad of New Jersey
has a total capitulation or $7!i.4riS,37!,
with assets aggregating $l)S7,74C,12!). It
carried 1I.17S.722 passengers Tor $33,302,
122. Tho total Treiglit trafliu amounted
to lfi,8(i(i,(i',)3 tons, the revenue from
which was $12,5111,211!.
The income from all sources was $17,
fifM.'Ifi". The operating: expenses were
$!,2!)0,33!) and the total expenditures
were $M,(;S.S,223. Dividends amounting
lo $1,3CU'I3 wore paid.
The Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western company has a capital of $::.".,
110,531 and assets amounting to $."t,lSt,
on."i. It carried ll,7S3,21U passengers, the
revenue being $1,203, Mi2, anil 13,!35,IG7
tons of freight for $1i;,23,7l7. The to
tal earnings and income wore $21,03!',
421 and the operating expenses weio
$13,(132 3iiS. The total expenditures weie
42t.ISU.010 and $l,S3l,O0D dividends wore
Tlio Kilo railroad has a. railway capi
tal or liabilities of $353, 703,141, and re
ported assets of $339,!iS3,471. During
the year II. carried lti.OKl.HOl passongeis
lor $0,710,313, and 21,S17,112 tons of
freight for $20,421,832. The total earn
ings and income were ?3G,S1S,"23, and
tho total operating expenses were $21.
101,774. The-Brand total of expenses
was $31,023,107. No dividends were paid
but has a surplus of $2,S23,1SC.
PLAINTIFF MARRIES PRISONER
Curious Settlement of a Larceny
Case at Philadelphia.
llj Kulmivo Wire front 'Iho Awielilul 1'iow.
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 20. Warren
Brandlffer, of Atlantic Oity, who was
brought here yesterday from Pitts
burg to answer charges of stealing $700
lu cash anil about ?I30 worth of Jewel
ry front Miss Hester Smith, of Phila
delphia, was discharged on payment
of the costs in general sessions court
today. He and Miss Smith were mar
ried last night by Mayor I-'ishor.
Tlio marriage was not generally
known until anontinceil to tho couit
by Attorney fieneral Ward today. Mr.
Want said that the state depended
largely upon tho woman's testimony
and under the circumstances was eon
tent to drop the case, on payment of
tho costs and the expense of getting
him from Pittsburg, about $!U all told,
Plot Existed, but Discovery of the
Schemo Caused Abandonment.
Ily Kicl'isiie W'lic from Tho Aiwciitri Press
Vancouver. Nov. 20. The Yukon In
surrection story Is not allogntliet' with
out foundation, Americans drew up
plans for forcibly deposing the govern
ment and police in tlie Yukon, based on
the methods oinnlovi.'d In the .l.tmes-ou
raid In the Transvaal.
.Major Woods, of the Northwest
mounted police, discovered the scheme
and look prompt steps to suppress it.
American olllclals at Sk.igwuy co-opei-.itlllg.
The discovery of the scheme h
supposed to have nipped it hi the hud.
U Is said the plot originated in Seattle
and $230,iinu was available to aid n
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tllitlii'M. limp, untie ...,,.,. C-i ilesroo
,owi..,t iiinpii.iiuio .,...,..,...,.. Si ili'ijro'i
s .i. in 51 por ton'.
p. in "2 per I't'iti,
I'lt'iip.ijti'iii, -I lioiii ended S p. m., none.
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- 'lliui'Mliy and 1'iiiUy: K-iMoin IVon-il- f-
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