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Death and Desolation Have Fol
lowed In the Wake oi the
The Lackawanna Moves Trains Over
Branch Linos and the Lehigh
Valley Also Opens a Service by
Passing Around Its Lines in the
Flooded Districts The Central
Railroad of New Jersey Runs
Local Trains Though Its Lines
Are Tied Up as Tar as Through
Service Is Concerned Three
Deaths Caused by Flood Near
Towanda Troubles of nn Operatic
Troupe Many Narrow Escapes.
fly IImIui-Ivc Wire from The Ai.mi fated Pro-s.
Philadelphia, Dee. Jti. Advlees from
ill sections of the eastern half of ;
Pennsylvania, over which area Satur- j
day night's storm raged furiously, are I
'.o the effect that the waters covering '
the Hooded districts are receding and
.hat railroad and telegraphic commii
"ih ntlon are slowly being restored,
'renn Towanda tonight canio the an
"louncemeiit or three deaths caused by
he Hood near that town and the uddi
ionnl statement that two others will
lie from the effects of their Injuries.
The daniaKe to property and Ihe
pecuniary loss from enforced suspen
sion ol many Industries will reach
lany hundreds of thousands of dol
us. Dozens of ro.il mines are Hooded
along with hundreds of Industrial con-
enm located along water ways, thus
throwing idle thousands of men. It i
s estimated that more than Ifl.t'Oii I
ersolis have been rendered idle. The I
UKcUehanna rh or, which rore at some
minis twenty-nine feet above low
.-.a lei mark, is soing dii.vn gradually,
except In the lowji enil of the state.
There It is reported to be rising two
lrhes ,m hour. The good reports
oiii up river points, however, have
laved fear, and the indications are
.ml the southern end of the spite will
s. lifer Utile from the swollen Ivor.
The railway situation is gradually
".coming better. L'p to .". o'clock to
llghl. when the Delaware. Lacka
wanna and Western lallroad started
ti train for New York, direct conmuini-
ation with New York was cut off
from Peranum and Wllkes-Bnrre and
trains were rent via Sunbury, Hnrri--l)iir!,r
ami Philadelphia, a distance of
:',:;u miles. The direct route Is only U."
The Central Railroad of New Jersey
Is slill tied up i'.s far as through ser
vice Is concerned. Trains are being
run between local points. The Lehigh
Valley railroad tonight opened its
through service between Buffalo and
New York city, by making a detour
over branch lines, tlu.s passing around
the Hooded district.
Other railroads that are running
'rains have their schedules disarranged
which is causing considerable Incon
venience to travelei.-.. An Incident of
the storm was the closing of the iiroud
street theatre here tonight, Kr.iuk
Daniels' company was to have opened
a two nights' engagement tonight and
the company composed of over inn per
sons left Huffnlo on a special train at
S.tiO Humlay morning via the Lehigh
Valley railroad, The Hooded section
was reached anil the train could pro
ceed no further. The railroad com
pany ill Its endeavor to have the ac
tors get to Philadelphia In lime for a
performance tonight had the train
transfer! ed to three or four different
railroads and dually got it to the New
York Central at n point In New York
stale, The train reached Albany this
afternoon and then proceeded to New
York city. The theatrical company
there took a train for Philadelphia and
will reach lioio early in the morning.
Talcs of narrow escape from droWn-
ng eniiie from all the Hooded districts,
Hundreds of families In little hamlets
have been deprived of lliclr homes for
the lime being by swollen streams and
be extremely cold weather that ban
set in mlds much to the sulferlng, New
port, it small village near Allentnwn,
f.no Italians were surrounded by water
and were prisoners In their houses for
ihb'ty-six hours, At Jersey shore urn
Italians working on the railroad there
were driven from their shanties by the
overflowing of I'lnn creek,
FLOOD AT TUNKHANNOOK.
Trains Abandoned on the Valley
Road Bridges Weakened.
Kprclil to tin Scrtnton Tribune,
TunUhanpock, Dei', hi. The Husiiie
hanna river on Sunday was the high
est at this point that It has been since
the Hood of 1Sii!. The water begun to
ilse ubonl 7 o'clock In the morning,
and continued In come up at the rate
of eighteen U twenty Inches per hour
until about 1 o'clock, when ll seemed
to stop, and on Monday morning it
hud receded about two feet. It reached
at Its hlKhesl to within four feet of the
river bridge, and at a point near the
Fryo residence, on Water street, it
overflowed tint street and rami! In
shore u far us the Lehigh Valley
The backwater finm the rlvr
found Its way up the Tunkhaunock
creek and Kwulc brook, and inuilu a
good-sUed lake of that purl of ihe
town. The Iron bridge across the
Tiinklmnnoek cieek suffered consid
erably from the water windiing under
uml around lis piers, and tin- stonc
work will probably be taken down nnd
rebuilt, All crossing 1st prohibited.
At the Wltioln Woolen Mills n large
ritmntliy of wool wmh sauna led by tin
inuiltly water and Hie water would not
allow tlK'tn to work on Monday. Kns
settoi Mmihii'ii grist mills were also
All trains were abandoned on the
lallroad until Monday, and only two
local passenger .trains were run Urn
from Wllkos.-r.urro to Sayro. No
newspapers were reielved here on
Monday excerpt those published in
Scrunton and Wllkes-llnrro.
ON TKS RAMPAGE
T.von y-five F'et Above Low Water
Mark Portions of Wilkes-Barre
Are Still Flooded.
Ily I'tiliishp Wiic from The .Uiociiilcil I'icv.
Wilkes-Kane Pa., Dee. Hi. The high
water in the Susquehanna river is
slowly receding. At It o'clock tonight
ll was twenty-live feet above the low
water mark, or two feet and one inch
lower than the highest point attained
All the lowlands, however, are still
Hooded and the people living at West
moor and the southern suburbs are
unable to leave their houses without
the iiid of boats. The cellars of the
houses in Klver street, the principal
resident thoroughfare of the city, are
all tilled Willi water. In the large of
llce buildings and stores in close
proximity to the river front ordinary
pumps were not stlllleieiit to clear the
premises of water and lire engines had
to be pressed into service.
At Ibookslde. the sti lib u vising of a
creek, which was fed by the back wat
er frc.i Ihe river, i on. p. .-.. n. in
dents living there to desert their homes.
The water rent hod the second story of
their dwellings and they had to be tak
en out !u boats.
The bursting of a dam at Parsons,
whoie waier wn sto.ed for the mines
in tin- vicinity, did much damage. The
water made its way lino several col
lieries; and damaged the working so
that it was impossible lo work today.
Quite u r.-w other collieries in Ihe re
gion are also illVcted and it may take
a leu daw be for" they are able to
Tr.ilK: on til.' iVulnil I (abroad of
New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley
railroads is still at a standstill. The
Lehigh Willi y is running a few pas
senger trams beiwet-n local points, but
no through tinlus have passed over
the load sine midnight Saturday
night. The Pennsylvania railroad Is
carrying passengers to New York and
Philadelphia vl.i I lanisliurg.
SITUATION AT PJTTSTON.
Water from 2 to 4 Feet Deep at Cox
ton Ye rd.
Special in ill.' s. Miitun Tlllmiii.
Plttston, Dec, HI, Although this vi
cinity did not suffer to any very great
extent by the storm of Saturday, its
effect was by no means unl'elt here. All
day yesterday the Susquehanna raged
a roaring torrent, twenty-three feet
above Its low water mark. The river
(lowed even with the top of the bank
along the West Side shore, (lowing
over the hank and reaching the road
way only at a point between Mont
gomery street anil Delaware avenue,
but not afleitlng any of the proper
ties' The lowlands between here and
Wilkcs-Hnrro uere Hooded, damaging
farm lands somewhat.
At the I'oxton yard of the Lehigh
Valley railroad the sidings uere under
from two to four feet of water, ren
dering the making up ami moving of
trains impossible, while almost all of
the Individual collieries In this section
were Idle, mostly on account of the
Inability of the lallroad (ompany to
supply ihem wlih cars, The tracks of
the Lehigh Valley railroad on the
Mountain cutoff In ihe vicinity of
Smllhvllle, were the bed of a small
sized creek during th stonu and con
siderable of the roadbed was washed
away. No perishable freight was taken
at either Ihe Lehigh Valley or Dt la
ware, Lackawanna and Western sta
tions today, .)n the Austin branch of
the Valley an engine which attempted
to reach some of the collieries In thai
section, struck a spot near the Kver
hurt farm wheie the londhcd had been
washed away, ihe engine fulling oft'
the track und wan abandoned by the
crew, The highway leading from the
upper end of Main street, this city, to
tht) Coxton load was rendered almost
Impassible with three feel or water ill
the end of the bridge crossing the
Lackawanna river. Passage on the
electric line between Wesl Plitstou and
Kingston was impeded by Ihe back
water at Wyoming, Uie curs being able
to run only as far as ihe borough limit
at Wyoming. Tlio condition of the ilv
or loday shows but slight change since
yesterday, save that there Is but llllle
floating delirK The water recoiled but
one foot today.
BHAMOKIN MINES FLOODED.
Fourteen Thousand Men Are Thrown
Out of Employment.
Ily i:i'luilu Win- finm 'I In- AvMK-iatiil IV.v,
Slmmokln, Die. hi, The mines are
feeling the elfects of Ihe recent hIoiiii
more now than at any lime since the
rain, owing to the walcr having soaked
through the giound to the tunnels and
gangways. Jjiinie of Ihe shafts contain
two to seventy feel of water. Colliery
olllclals t'stl'iialo that the operations
between here ami Centralla sustnlmil
uO.OUD damages. A majority or the
collieries is III, however, be In Dpcrullon
In a few days.
Klttcen thousand men and boys have
been rendered Idle in this district,
There are fourteen collieries, owned by
the Philadelphia and Pending railway
and the Pennsylvania railroad In tills
region, and all of them were Hooded by
the heavy downpour.
LIOHT PLANT FLOODED.
Easton in Darkness An Unfortun
ate Family at West End.
Ily lluluslio Wire from 'Ihe As'inel.itecl l'ivs,
Kaston, I'm.. Dee. 10, Hoth the Le
high and Delaware rivers are receding
at a pretty rapid rate, and dangir of
fuither washouts will probably be
passed by morning, The weather is ex
ceedingly cold and Ire in fornilmr In the
city streets which are Hooded. The in
duslilal nlants Hint wire submerged
are still under water and tlnie was a
complete suspension of work today.
Many of the men who reported for duty
gave the contents of their dinner pulls
lo the unfortunate West Huston fam
ilies who were Imprisoned by the Hood.
The food was taken to them in boats.
The trolley curs are not running, and
many of the stores and oilier s are in
darkness because of the Hooding of the
electric light plant.
DELAWARE ON THE RISE.
More Than a Hundred Thousand
Dollars Damage Result.
fly KiiIusIm' Wire from The A.wiitnl l'rc.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 10. More than
one hundred thousand dollars' damage
has been done between Kcudders Falls
and South Trenton by the sudden ris
ing of the Delaware river. The water
level has been raised llfteen feet since
an early hour this morning and Is
still rising. Many business establish
ments and dwellings on the river
banks have been badly damaged by
the torrent, and in some cases the
whole fronts of buildings have been
More than $3n,U0i1 damage has been
done ut the new bridge of the Penn
sylvania railroad over the Delaware.
TRAGEDY NEAR TOWANDA
Three Persons Lose Their Lives and
Two Others Will Die from
II) l'.(ltiiu' Win frimi The A-rei.tted I'ii.n.
Towanda. Pa.. Dec. 1C The complete
story of tliu damage wrought In lirad
ford county by the unprecedented Hood
of Saturday night and Sunday is com
ing In slowly. Three llve.i ,ere lust,
two others will die from exposure, and
the monetary loss to properly Is be
yond present estimate. The north
branch of the Susquehanna rivi,i' at
this point reached a mark last night of
twenty feet above low water, overtop
ping by nearly a fool the Hood of De
cember. ISTS. The borough of Monroe
ton was the heaviest sufferer. At that
point and lireeuwood, on the Towanda
i reek, two railroad and two travel
bridges were swept away. Mrs. Haute
Fesseiideii, Pi yeais old, was drowned
while being carried from her house. At
Greenwood, a house occupied bv Will
iam S. Ueynolds and his wife, both
oer 7(1 years, and their grandson, 10
years, was lipped over. The man was
drowned, but the boy succeeded In get
llnu himself and ihe woman into a
slleot, where they tied themselves fast
with strips of clothing. They bad a
soaking wet bed quilt to wrap about
themselves, and for live hours, from
midnight to 7 o'clock In rhe morning,
were evpos"d to the aero weather. Doth
were terribly frozen, and the women
Charles Merritt, IS years old, was re
turning finm a neighbor's when tln
Hood overtook him. He lied himself to
a tree on a small Island, and his dead
body was found there in the morning,
The Barclay railroad has lost four
bridges and as iniinv miles of track.
The Towanda and Wllkes-Hiirre uiaiiu
laln branch of the Lehigh Valley lost
one Iron bridge at Monroeton, and tliu
track for two miles at Now Albany
and Laddsburg Is destroyed.
At Monroeton borough the southern
part of the town wus washed away,
iiouses and barns tipped over and the
side of Leet's grist mill torn off. Along
the Sugar creek the same story Is told,
A dozen farmers lost their crops of to
bacco. The house of liny T.ime was
overturned about 1 o'clock In the night
and the family were not rescued until
inoinlng. Ills barn, hoises, cattle, to
bacco and too's went with the Hood,
This town has had no mail since Satur
day afternoon, and telephone communi
cation in most directions Is broken. The
loss lo county and township in ihn
matter of highways and bridges will
reach hundreds of thousands of dollars,
On the Towanda Hals, at the mouth of
Towanda creek, the river nnd creek
eombintd to make a great lake, i 'attic
were drowned, tobacco crops In tho
sheds were ruined, and a dozen families
driven from their homes.
MILL TORCED TO CLOSE.
Two Hundred Men Are Thrown Out
of Work Timber Carried Away.
Ily I'.uliiilU' Wire flom 'lli Ai-.oul.iti:c! I'rew.
Lancaster, Pu Dec, HI. The Susque
hanna ai !i o'clock this morning, alter
having attained an unprecedented
height for tills time of the year, twelve
feet itbove low-water murk at Colum
bia, began to fall, The fall In the water,
however, was barely perceptible, ami
great anxiety Is fell tonight from leer
of the probable effect when the flood
from up the river stiikis this section.
The water reached within three feet of
tlu Port Deposit and Columbia rail
road at Washington borough and other
points south of Columbia, but did not
Tho I'uion Iron mill at Columbia, em
ploying two hundred men, was forced
to thin down by iho high water, one
hundred ibniisinul feel of timber was
carried away from Ullmeyer it Small's
yard at Wrlghlsville, The cofferdam at
the big power plant, being erected at
York ilaven, was washed away and
other seilous damage done at ihia
Postmnstor at Sunshine.
Ily llula.lve Wliv irum TIid AsiociaU'il I'rcJj.
Wjtliiwilnii, IK'v, HI. liv.iige A. 1'ln'i was to
day .ll'u!llll'll I'lMllUtlll' Ut SsllllollllU, I.IIA'Oli'
Leading Representatives Gather to
Discuss Plans to Minimize In
dustrial and Wane Disputes.
Senator Hannn, Charles M. Schwab,
Archbishop Ireland, Bishop Pot
ter and Others Take Part Presi
dent Schwab Declares That Labor
Unions os Now Constituted Must
Fail as Trusts Have Failed for
Seeking to Limit Output and Con
trol Prices Senator Hannn Advo
I'.y i:pluihp Wire from The A-woilatiM l'i.ti..
New York, Dec. 16. Brought together
through the good ollices of tho National
Civic l'Y'deratlon, leading representa
tives of labor and capital met here to
day to discuss plans to minimize wage
and Industrial disputes. Aiding them
with counsel were several prominent
students of economics and leading fig
ures in the religious world, and the
opening session was notable for a num
ber of striking expressions and com
ments upon the problem fuced by the
conferees. The storm In Eastern Penn
sylvania, prevented Samuel Gonipers,
John Mitchell, Theodore Shaffer and
other leading members of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor from reaching
New York in time for the meetinc to
day, but they will participate in the
session tomorrow. Oscar Strauss, for
mer minister to Turkey, who acted as
chairman, announced that it was
planned to form a general executive
committee with representation divided
among labor, capital and the great pub
lic, and tliat ll was hoped that 11 would
become a tribunal of peace where the
conllleting interests might meet on
even footing and settle their difllculties
in a spirit of conciliation and mutual
Senator M. A. Hannn, Charles M.
Schwab, president of the raited States
Steel corporation; -lichbishop Ireland,
JJishop Potter, it. If. (iiillawny, presi
dent of the American Locomotive
works; K. D. VJuruud, secretary of the
industrial commission; Theodore Mar
burg, of Baltimore; W. l 1'f'ihulor, of
Philadelphia; K. C. Kerens, of St.
Louis: K. M. Knsley, of the National
Civic Federation: John Phillips, of the
National Halters;' union; James ltyan,
of the International Typographical
union, and Marcus Murks, president of
the National Clothing Makers' associa
tion, were among the men who intend
ed the opening meeting. Charles M.
Schwab declared thai he was opposed
to labor unions as they were now con
stltttUd, and said that they must fall,
as the trusts had failed, for seeking to
limit the output and control prices.
"I am here." he said, "with a mind
open to conviction, anxious to see the
other side of tliu shield, as Hishop Pot
ter has said, and ready to do that
which Is fair. It may be that this is a
selfish motive, but I realize that upon
the peaceful adjustment of the dlfllcul
ties that exist between capital and
labor depends the future prosperity of
the Pulled States. The decadence of
trade in other countries Is due to the
hostility of labor unions. I do not deny
that capital has been arbitrary and un
fair. 1 am not opposed to labor unions
per se, but I am against them as they
are now constituted. Labor unions will
not succeed, as the trusts have not suc
ceeded, on the principle of limiting pro
duction. Consolidation for economy's
sake, fair wages, purchasing In Iho
cheapest markets and selling in the
best are the trade principles that will
stand. The labor unions have Income
trusts. After all, the fortunes anil the
property of the employer and employed
are linked together; they are thu same
and the two Interests should stand to
gether, I tun willing lo come here and
give you any practical ideas that I can
and I hope that tills conference will
come to some good,"
Senator Hanna's Speech,
Senator Hannn expressed strong ap
proval of the principle of organized
labor and his speech drew apologies
from John Phillips and John .1. Don
nelly, two of the labor delegates pres
ent, who confessed that they had held
erroneous and unjust views an to the
attitude of the senator toward organ
ized labor. Senator lliinna related an
experience he had with coal miners In
Ohio many years ago, and said Unit
the experience had iiiiulo him an advo
cate of unionism.
I saw then," be said, "and I believe
now that labor and capital could be
brought loRitlur. I believe that the
day is at hand lor ih lr peace, and I
i,i uMlllnrr lo eivo Ihe best lh.it Is In
I me while life lasts, to bring labor and
capital together, A setlleineui of the
question will do more for good gov
ernment, good morals, good social re
lations, limn anything else thai we
could accomplish, To the end of all
tills I freely give whatever service I
can render to lld.s association,"
Archbishop In land sahl that all
ICurope looked to the Pulled Stales to
hull tho breach between the two great
Interests. As a minister of religion,
us a member of a church whose pontiff
had declared Hint the most important
duty of Uo chinch was to maintain
peace between labor and capital, bo
was present to do his duty In a move
ment that made for peace and harmony
and brotherhood among men. He be
lieved, ho said, that the realization of
what Ameiiuirs owed to one another as
men and chlldicn of (iod was needed
tp bring those opposed together. He
appiovcd tho Idui of creating some
channel for nn exchange of Ideas and
the mutual How of the feeling of broth
erhood. John Phllllpu and John J. Donnelly,
the hitler of the New York bricklayers'
union, recorded their approval of tho
principle of arbitration and eoncllla
tlon and asserted that for yearn the
halters and bricklayers In New York
hud maintained satisfactory relations
with the men who employed them.
MRS. M'KINLEY'S CONDITION.
There Is Littlo nope That She Will
Live Very Long.
Ily Kxclmlvi! Wire from '1 In- AvuieUted 1'rcw.
Chicago, Dee, lfi. Uelatlves of Mrs.
MeKlnlcy have little hope of her liv
ing long, according to a statement
made by Lieutenant James MeKlnlcy,
U. H, A a nephew of the late president.
Lieutenant MeKlnlcy pnsswl through
Chicago In i ompany with tienernl S.
M. I. Young, the successor of (leneral
Shafter In command at the preside, the
military headquarters on the Paelllo
coast. Lieutenant MeKlnlcy said:
"Mv aunt In Canton remains In about
the same condition she did Immediately
after the funeral of the president.
There hns been no Improvement and
there seems to be no hope of any."
GREAT SNOW STORM
Five Persons Known to Have Lost
Dy IJvrlusivi' Wir from Ihe A-.oii.itcl l'ro.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. lfi. The severe
snow and wind storm which set In last
Tuesday night, and which has been ac
companied by the coldest weather
known in tills state for many years, is
slill raging in some sections.
The loss of life in Wyoming, due to
the blizzard, will probably be more than
ten persons. Kive persons are known to
have lost their lives. Of these, three
were herders, one a railroad man and
another a woman. Five herders were
reported lost near Point of Hocks, and
as their dogs came to town the men
Hopes to Have the Election of Mr.
Spalding1 as President of Base
Bnll League Declared Illegal.
Uy i:cliiiio Wire imm Tho Asscchiteii l'us.
Now Yirl;, Pee. HI. Aulriw 1'reriliii.m oln.ilnoil
nil injunction l.ilu IhU iiitonio.tu In thr -'iipi-oinc
i kiii t, ihrmiKh I'uuiiii'l, li u-u.iiii A. (J. .-pulili'i
lluin .iwihiln;; the poiilnify of iho N'Uinnil
lli'.r-li.ill liMttue .mil Horn iiili-iltiintr uilh t Tio
liil.-itu.-o ol Ihe N.ilton:tl lv.iyni' in ;niy way wli.n-
Tho onlt r luuhi'i' ivlr.iins Nn-hul..s 1.'. V.miii
fniin ikibviitiif to ulilini; any ol llu !mj';-,
iotohIi, or i.ipii- of Ihe Icaiai.-. Tho ilili'inl.iiiw
.no rulernl lo s,hmv i.uw liefoio .Initio soail,
Pit. Ill, why Iho injunction fhoulil not ho i.i.clo
In 1I1U .ii'tVli. til'. I'li'iilnun iiiri.-ciiU'il "lie
NVw Voil;, lio-ton. fini Intuit! .mil Si. Louis '.)
Lull lull-, those loin hi'inis the ma inliuii'Jiic
whoso u-iioitU'e presluYnu lift the nurt ii. of
tlie N'.uion.d liMtuif iiusrnaUs nt the I'lflh Ave
nue hotel e.uly on Saimiby morning l.i-i, Af'.-r
lliey had left the other our ilulu elected Spal.l
Mr. 1'ieeilinan ileil.ui'il o.uly tonigiit th.il tl.e.e
shall he no fiullirr ontn)cr..y between lain mil
.Mr. s-iuhliuir, who rtaiul-i js the lepi'esfntatl.'e
of ihe other four elulu in tl.u National h-u:;i!t
lliooldjn, I'liihulelpliLi, t:hk.iKO ami littalmi'g.
lie as-erts tint whatever inline action mir bo
taken to .M'ttle 'tin? lishl tn the leauue will bs
taken in the eouit-.
fly the iiiluuctlon pi..eeeiliu;,'s Mr. I'leeilmm
hopei to hale the election ol Mr, SimIiIIuu "d
piesliliut of the leauiie Ui-rlareil lllnr.il. Tlu
IfK.il Jiei in Mi'. Tn dl nun's! milt wile reivd
on .Mr. Sp.ihllm; late in the atternooii .n I,- vr.t
Irailm; the meitin? loom at tlu- lintel, whew
he li.nl lioi'ii auluu' as presicloiil of the le.uuo
for tie- Hist lime, tollowins a ileclat.it Ion in tliu
.itLii'iiooii that lu was incsiilcm ol the fi.coie,
ni'l ileiUtliiK Mr. I'lei diii.m out nt the S'.tionil
further than lo nuke iho simple ilii-l.iutl.i'i
tint .Mi. 1'iveiliinti "a i.et ., the N.c.lonil
li.inue, Mr. spalilin:: iliil iiutlilm;. .ippav.'ir.ly.
Many follower., ol h.no lull tonight ai;inil 'hit
.1 LI-, ilcclamtioii was- laut.iiiioulil. lo ,m cspnl-mii
nt Mr, l'l't'oihuiu, n:t ollni's uigncil inlvei-eiy,
iiml Ml. i iltltli-r limiseli -alii Mi, riie.iiu.ui
li.nl not In i ti oipoll.il iioiii Iho leitciic.
Mr. s-ii.ihliiiir mile mil in Iho en'.iin; copies
ol th" lelo'iiMiiis ho hail rcieluil Horn 1', T.
I'owus, of the i:.vloin IcigH". anil Pan .lohu on,
of tliu Ameikan leaiaie, in which these two me i
pmiiii.ctl their m-op-ration to 11 r, Spibllng, Mr.
spalillnj; Is imllmii'v fur the staieine'it lint tie
Mini stois in the iioiomi pioot'ss if pnpiii,;
Mr, I'ri'Oiliiun nut of tin X ition.il league n--is
Willi the t.toi khohl'i's oi Iho Sew Yoi'i club.
"1 .an the pie.iihiit ol Ihe Xallouil Ic.c.iP,"
ileilaieil Mr. NuMI'ia. "I lull b" pre., in tn
pioslile ,il Ihe Inline inoi tliiL'.s of the h-naic, III
view if his aetlou-, I iloly inJuw I'leoilnnn to
come In Ihe mc!'iu''.s oi die league, I lluni. le
iloclire him mil ol b.iso bill, Th" Pieoiluian In
ilor.1 is 1 1 i."
ll was liie opinion hi ln.ilij lo'illii Hut tho
nnlv moms In wlih li Mr, I'leeihn.in inui I in
pill out of the league was lhii'iu;h Iho ill.i'up
lion ol that lii.ly. II w.i Miwostnl thai .in
iiinallfjniaiioii of Iho Anioilciu uml National
le.i','iics mlitlil I'd'1' plaie nml il twelve cu!) ill
mil ailoptiil. Mr. SpaMlm; in.iile who wjj lulcu
In In- ,i xltuiluiatil iiinail. loilay Hi loiiucUtjii
Willi this, when lie sjlili
"li ui.'.v inn in- s,i oi.y in cot plnlinr uimi.iiN
III New Yelk. Iiut neither will il 1- hi oj.'' u
III! Ullils tlilotili milium!, allel .Ian, I,"
Miss Stone Now in Soivin,
Uy l.xihbhr Win- from The Assneiate'l I'rcw.
Loiolou, pic, li. Ihe toiit-sp uuli'iit ol Ihe
Hilly 'IVlosi-iph, wlrins turn hotn, t.iv ilia
limine Wiishlnuii, juIileiit ol ISoheri lolliyo .it
I oinliintllioplo, In? asciituliieii Hut Ml. 1)11 ll
11, Mono, the uiiic in rit-.ni mNsloiian, U
mil now u lliilu'iila. Ml. Wi.hli.nn .il'u loatiii
II at ihe inilorily nt tic bard hohlluz Mi.-. Sloiic
lapthc lire HtilsMiloo. II I? iiiuioiisl that ,MI?
-Slime is now In -rnu,
Collnpso of Naval Arch Project.
Ily i:itiislu- Win- Iioiii The .Wii-uln! Press,
Now Vok, IKc. l.--l'aik lli'iiiniilu, iiolilout
of lln? iia-.il .ix It iieiinilsslou, wlili li li.cs ih.irue
of I lie proposed naval null ami walii pile .a
Iho Iniiiry In Inks ciu, .unioumcd today thai
the lunjiil his Ihvii iciiipnraill) niwn nn. Tin
anli uml Kate w.i tn luic nwi t,'f,iwn, .ini
about ifiVi.di.l had been pleilireil,
Dy Kuliitivc Wlie from The Associated I'vc-n.
I.iviii.ml, lier. in. Aiilii'il: Sti-nnrr I'ni'oiu,
Now Vtirk. lilhialtar .niin! Slidiner Aller,
New Vol I. for Naples mul (iinni. Ilanihiiia;
Sailoili btfJiucr I'Jliiiia, New irU la li.wii-gutli.
Mayor-Elect of Now York An
nounces His Llcutennnts.
Ily Kxi'liislie Wile from The Avorlutul 1'ie-s.
New York, Die, lfi. -In annotnieiunr
it list of selections for heads of de
partments and bureaus of the city kov
ernmeiit. .Mayor-elect Low made the
followltif,' statement today:
"There Is nothlnij in the civil service
law to prevent the abolition of unnec
essary poMltlons, nor tin; dismissal of
tin Incompetent or nn unsatisfactory
employe. As nearly as I can rniiRe tho
present situation, the worklni; force In
almost every dopaitment can and
should bo lat'fTOly reduced. Many posi
tions are likely to he abolished, but
that does not mean that there will bo
many vacancies to be filled. I speak
of this now for two reasons, I want the
subordinates In the oily service, espe
cially those who arecoascloiisthat their
positions are not likely to be retained
to have fair warnlni; so that they may
find other employment when possible.
And I equally want to warn those who
are anxious to secure positions under
the city Kovernment that. In the pres
ence of a lnrse reduction of the work
ins force, the chance of fresh appoint
ments, outside of the exempt class Is
small. Such appointments of this
character as are made must bo made
from the eligible lists prepared by the
civil service commission."
Mr. Low tonlftht announced the fol
Health commission, Krnest .1. Leder
le, Ph. D now chief chemist to the
Commissioner of public charities,
Homer Folks, for many ycurs the sec
retary of the New York Stute Charities
Aid association, Republican.
Street cleaning commissioner, Lr.
.lolm McOiay 'Woodbury, a graduate of
Princeton university and of tile Belle
vue hospital medical school, lie Is a
Democrat who has voted with the Re
publicans since lN'Jli. At present Dr.
Woodbury Is nn instructor In the Cor
nell university medical school. Dur
ing the war with Spain he served as
a surgeon on fJeneral Wilson's staff.
The organization of the departments
of parks, corrections, lire, docks and
taxes will be announced later.
TO FILE OBJECTIONS
The Secretary of the Navy Is Asked
to Withhold His Approval Upon
Findings of Court of Inquiry.
ll.i Lxcltisiw- Wire fioni 'Ihe Asoil.itcil 1'uss. .
Washington, Dee. 111. Admiral Schley
was In consultation all this afternoon
with his counsel, Hon. lsador Itayuer,
and M. A. Tengue, also General Felix
Anguy, of Baltimore, and Congressman
Schrini, of Maryland. After the con
ference Admiral Schley authorized Mr.
Tongue to make the following state
ment: We hue liven in coiisiiltaiion as to whit fiilili.-i-pioceiilliih's
shall he lalten. Nothing ileiiniie ha.,
li. tn ileteliuiueil up.ui mi tar as chil or itiminal
union of any kiiel imaiiisl Maila,. anil hi. spon
sor.; Is Loiireincil. Maelay's i laim that tin lliul
iie,,'s of the coint .no a viiiiieutlon for lilnisi-lf
ami his linn!, is .il-ulu'ely spuriou-, Thou- ale Into--i
than half a dozen imtaires in the lion,
in ulikli, iii'ii If he win- lo ace.-pl t'e- Hmlfnw
of the couit ami Imoipiiiiito (liciu in Iho voliene
mul ihin'i" II to -oil the linilm;;-, lliu lm...
woulil Mill he criminal lilul.
Mr. T'eiiKiie, during ihe forenoon, pre
sented the following letter to Secretary
W.is!iins,tn. P. I ., P. i, hi, I ' i0 1 .
Sin I inn- Ihe lionoi in iiiihi '--.'i "cMilly
i,iiiis tlul you withiiolil .lour appiov.l li-ii. the
Jlii'llliKH of the i mil I nl irupiliy. ncoiil'y hill at
Ihe lav, y.ail 111 tho cllj ol Washington, ol
Willi ll lllllll.ll lll'olll" leWI-y Was pllslllrlll, lllllil
siicli lini" as muj hive an npuciliiiifty In tilt
.1 -lalelllilll of oli.','llolls tb.-r.-io, ami I the.'"
lot:- ioiu:e-t that volt do ma il!-.sotvi Iho , an '.
i. mil . lion shill I
h"i'U I i'-i n on i-'i'i h oli. !'
W. ,s, Nllh-',
lh ai Aihnlr.il P. S. S.
l-.ji.ii- lla.Mior. ci.unsol lor die applicant beloio
.aid I'omr hi iii'Hiliy.
Tn Iho hunoi.ililo sM.rel.uy of the u r.y,
lie asked the secretary to indicate his
probable action In the premise s. The
secretary replied that the reiii:st would
be granted and his in Hon on the flnd
hus mid the disuiiliitlon of the court
withheld emit t'?e objections wen- re
ceived, and lie had hud an opportunity
to consider ilicm. lie stated that he
would eoinmunlcaie with Admiral
Schley and united how long a tln.o
counsel desired to present their objec
tions, Mr. Teegue replied that they
would he ready for pivt-cntiitloii by
Thursday or Friday of this week,
"We will except to the findings of the
conn." said Mr, '.Vague, "and make a
demand that the majority opinion be
disapproved by the Fccretnry as con
UTiiy to tho evidence and the pertinent
facts ill the case, which the court lias
not considered nor acted upon,"
While Mr. TeaKtie would mil say that
such action would be taken, he pointed
nut the fact thai they could appeal
from the secretary's action to the ptvsl.
dent of the I'nlted States.
THE DEATH POLL.
II) llviliislie Wire frtm 'Iho A.wuiiir.1 I'icm.
bewisiown, Die i!.-ii'or,sc rijim,'er, proii
ulilj tliu nlile-st cvilitM' of I'uiii-.ih.ina, ilin
at Ills home hero wtlinla; In lib. iihiui nui
.ii-.il". Ml. 1'rii.Iii'iir wis n native of llanoic ,
'a. lie leaned pilu'lni: mi tin- llahliiiore meii.
(an i"oiv (I..IK s'lonty i-ar iiko. In IW'i lie
lahllniil Iho Hanover llviahl, iiuulie it-n; it iiu'.ll
IM.1, ami In hsl'1 i pun haseil Ihe l.jwl.sowi
lia'tlr ami iniulooieil It enlil IS-..
I'lilladilplila, lie.. It. IL'iijJinln l-'iankll.i,
head of one if the uIuim-i ;irlvale j-xvm-io in
Ihe country, illeil .u.slinlay at Ills home in
Ihorlnoik, a mliiirli, uueil 71 i-u. Iliutli va
one in p.iral.i-U. Mr, 1'ianklln wjk it one tiun:
ihief nt" police ami in that iifilcv irali.iil die
experU'riie vlilih -iiihti In the i-aulill-slinifiH
of his ilrleiliu- Jgiiity.
Wlclloril. It. L. Hoc. Ill Council- William
b'ri'uory, nt Ithoile Ulaml, ilioil at Ms lionie hero
IhU a'fumwii. Ho Iml been ill for M-ttral
The Senate flpnroves the Measure
bu a Vote ol Scventu-
Two to Six
He Wakes the Principal Speech
Against the Ratification and Is
Followed by Twelve or Fifteen
Other Speakers Senator Quay
Sid Not Vote on the Question.
A Number Paired Senate Pro
ceedings Marked by nn Echo ' of
the Schley Case Mr. Philander
Uy Kxcliwii'e Wire fioni Tho Associated I'rew.
Washington, Dee. 10. The sonata
today ratified the Hay-Pnuncefote
isthmian canal treaty by the decisive
vote of 72 to li. The vote was reached
a few minutes before C o'clock, after
almost five hours discussion behind
closed doors. There were no sensa
tional IncldenTs during this entire
time The debate was confined ex
clusively to a discussion of the merits
of the- agreement and the policy of its
provisions. The principal speech of
the day was made by Senator Teller,
In opposition to the treaty, and be
was' followed in rapid succession by,
twelve or fifteen other senators, who
spoke briefly either for or against thu
motion to ratify.
The nay vote was cast by Senators
Bncon. Blackburn, Culberson, Mal
lory. Teller, Tillman fi.
Ralley paired with Depew nnd Kl
kins: Rawlins paired with Hanna and
Those who did not vote and for
whom no pairs were announced are:
Daniel, Jones, (New). Patterson and
Mr. Knox Confirmed.
.lusi before adjournment tonight the
senate confirmed the nomination of
Hon. I'hilander C Knox to be attor
ney general of the I'nlted States. The
discussion of the nomination turned
on a motion made by Senator .Tones,
of Arkansas, lo recommit tho nomi
nation to the committee on the judi
ciary, in the meantime publishing toe
testimony bearing upon the case.
Speeches In favor of this proposition
were made by Senators Jones and Tur
ner and In opposition by Senators
I roar and Pettus, It was contended
by the senators last named that the
evidence presented against confirma
tion had been Hied by members of th"
Anti-Trust League and was very
vague and Indellnite. The senafirs
favoring ihe motion said that if this
were true, there could be no objections
on the part of the friends of the at
torney general to placing all the facts
within 1'fiich ol the public and the
more time the committee should yive
to ihe subject, the more thoroughlv
the public would be convinced of the
fairness of In position, when ulti
mately taken. They dwelt at some
length upon the charge made that Hie
attorney general previous to unit-ring
upon the duties of lliul ofllce had been
attorney for ihe I'nlted States Steel
corporation aii.l the armor plate maim
faeitureis. In reply to these accusa
tions, 11 was said that It was legiti
mate fin nit attorney in private life to
represent any interest ill his ofllcial
capacity, and it was argued that bis
pn-"Itioii as counsellor for those Inler-cs.-is
could not be used legitimately
n.i iiim in connection with his
nomination to a position under
. .-..sif.m administration, So long
had londucted himself with pioprlety
his relationship as an attorney should
not be used to his injury as an otllcbl.
The voio on the motion to recommit
was lost. The ballot stood IS to 7.
There was no mil call on the motion
to coullrm, which Immediately fol
lowed, An Echo of the Schley Case.
All echo or the verdict of tho court
of inquiry In the eae or Rear Admiral
Hchlev was heard in the senate today
when' Mr, .lones. of Arkansas. Intro
duced ti resolution extending ih"
lhanhs "f conv.rcss and "f the Am rl
can people lo Admiral Schley and tho
otllecrs and men under Ills command
during the battle of July 3. lSflR.'off
the harbor of Santiago do Cuba. In
submitting the resolution Mr. .Tones
made no statenieni and ll was referrul
without comment to tin. couunlttiio on
A resolution heietoforo nfimed by
Mr Vohi, of Missouri, instructing the
committee on the Judiciary to inquire
Into the subject of anarchy and to re
port tit the senate by bill or nthm-wis
n constitutional method by which Iho
congress may legislate for the stippres
sion of anarchy und for tho control or
itiiarc hlsts was adopted,
Clayton McMichael Appointed.
Uy Kxclinni" Wile from The Associated Tresi.
ttavliiimloii, Pec HI --'I lie prejlilfnt today -n'
in the senate tli" nomination of ('In ton M
Mliliicl to !' pos'ini?!'!" t I'lllUidclpliil.
Meets in Scranton Next.
ly r,cli:lie V Ire fioni The .Wuclateil I'rcisJ.
Philadelphia, l)v. li!. The tupeilor court todij
llnUlu-d lu temi In this city ami adjourned tu
mul in Seianlon on Jan. i:S.
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t WEATHER EOP.ECAST,
4- Wai-hincton, pec, 10. I'oreeost (or Tuet- -V
4- and Wednchda i Kajtern I'eiinsjhanij -
- Paitly cloudy Tur.sday and probably Wed- -f
-f noialjy; lowly rising temperatures light -f
northerly winds Iiecomliijr. isriablc
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