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THE SCHLEY CASE
Southern Members o! The House
Desire Still Another
A SCHLEY MEDAL
tir. Wheeler, of Kentucky, Intro
duces First ResolutionProvision
fs Made for a Report to the House
sf Representatives and Authority
jUven to Send for Papers and
Persons The Views of Maryland
Are Presented by Mr. Schrlm.
Representatives Gaines, Bell and
Others Suggest That Thanks of
Congress Be Tendered Admiral
tly Kclislvc Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 17. Representative
Wheeler, of Kentucky, a member of the
louse committee on nnvul affairs, to
lay Introduced a resolution In the
louse for an Investigation of the Schley
juse. The resolution recite the re
sults of the recent court of inquiry and
hrrci-., Admiral ftcoiKi Dewey, lcioguL-cd
tlin foiimcd naval olllcir o the republic, in
lirrly disje,reo .nil ihf-enl. from tlio opinion of
his TOllrirfUL's on sal id luuiil'of ln,nirv, and
Whereas., 'Hie American people dedu tint the
romluct of Heir Ailmiiul Scliliy s-hould 1"; in
veMliMtfil ami pas.-,:d upon by liticns of the
ippiililiu in nowise comiedul or identified with
Ihr nay d(parlm'.'ii! ; theicforo, lie it
ltoohcil, 1 ti.it the lomuiittic mi naval af
fairs of the houc ot riiritrm.itiv lie dliei.led
o investigate tlu condu, t of ICr tr Atlmir.il
-'ley from (lie time hu assumed lonlrol of i!n
.vim; Mii.i(lion up to ami ii. hiding l ho iruis
Mini Willi (he p I'.iNli Heel ott the ooa-i. of
Provision is made for a report to (.he
.louse of represent:! tires, and authority
Representative Grillith, of Indiana,
introduced 11 resolution for tin Investi
gation of the navy department and the
Vhiey e.ise. The preamble expresses
.unlidenee in Admit al Schley, recites
the allegation of tin- Maclay history
and refers to reports that Captain
I'rownlnshield and other naval officer
"fie furnished proofs of this history.
Vho largo amounts of prize money re
"ivcii by Admiral Sampson mid t'ap
fitln Chudwi-.k and the small amounts
eceiveil by Ailmiral Schley and the
aptains of the ships participating in
the Santiago battle tiro set fortli as
aniens the subjects to be investigated.
Views of Maryland.
Kopiesontntlve Schrim, of Maryland,
introduced lesolntlons which, it is said,
to a considerable extent represent tlio
views of the Maryland delegation in
congress. After reciting the opinion of
Admiral Dewey in the recent court ot
inquiry, the icholutions recite as, fol
lows: That the opinion and finding of Admir.il
(feorgc Dewey ba and it is hereby endorsed .is
the only opinion and finding juatiltid by ilu
Milence adduced and peitlnmt facta established
(i fnrc the court of itnpiny.
'that tin tb.mkt. of lougtc-ss .n,. hereby e
Vndul to the ..lid Hear Admli.ll tnliley, re-
lied, and to the ofuicis and nun under his
;oinmand for their lu.nu and iffkitiit tondii't
n achieving the Mettry mer the !pani.li licet
ider the toinniind of Adinhal CeMeia.
That Hear Admlril SJdey be plmd upon lie
list of ii tired lejr admirals of the I'liitul Mites
lavy with the full rank, glade, privilege, cui'il
jmeitts and p.) of ofliuis of talil lank in ac
Uepresentalive t!uliies, of Tennes
see, introduced .a resolution reoiling
iho "unparalleled achievement of Ad
miriil Schley in destroying the entire
Spanish .squadion with coiisumnitito
skill and terrible celerity."
The resolution makes the opinion of
Admiral Dewey the opinion of con
gress. Representative Hall of Texas, Intro
duced u resolution directing the sec
retary of the navy to present a sword
of honor to Admiral Schley and to
present "Schley meilnls" to the olllcers
and men who participated In the bat
ile ol Santiago. An appropriation of
5.10,000 Is nitidp.
Mr. liutler, of Missouri, introduced it
resolution providing that the views of
Admiral Dewey bo accepted as the
verdict of congress.
SCHLEY'S COUNSEL BUSY.
Preparing a Statement of Objections
to Findings of Court of Inquiry.
By F.xcluilve Wile from The Auociulcil I'rai,
Washington, Dec, 1". Mr, Isidor Uuy
ner and Mr. Teague, counsel and as
sistant counsel, respectively, for Ad
miral Schley during tlui court of in
quiry, have gone to Baltimore, nnd nru
busily engaged In that city today with
the preparation of tho statement of ob
jections to the court's findings, which
Admiral Schley has been granted per
mission to (Hi) with tho reviewing an
thorlty, Secretary Long. This work Is
expected to occupy them for several
Senator McConms.of Maryland, called
at the navy department today nnd had
n long talk with Secretary Long befoic
tho latter departed for thu cabinet
meeting. It Is understood that the sen
ator cuino to thu department for tho
purpose of securing un extension by
several days of tho time allowed by
Secretary Long for the suhmlsMon of
the statement, If It appears that tho
admiral's counsel cunuot properly pre
pare their document in time.
Representative Norton, of Ohio, to
day Introduced u lesolutlon proposing
tho restoration of Admiral Schley to
tho active list.
Secretary Long this afternoon In
lorn;" Mr. McOohihh that ho would
V"? r t'1"
grant Ailmiral Schley's attorneys an
tension of twenty-four hours of the
time originally allowed them Tor the
submission of their statement. This
will make the time expire Thursday at
Stuyton & Moore, who appeared bo
fore the court of Inquiry as attorneys
for Admiral Sampson, have applied to
Secretary Long for permission to he
heard in ptotest against the approval
by the secretary of the minority report
written by Admiral Dewey and ap
pended to the majority report of the
couit of inquiry. The reeretary lias
consented to iccelvo any papers they
may care to submit.
It is understood that Admiral Samp
son's attorneys will be given the same
time for tiling their protest against
the approval of Ailmiral Dewey's re
port as Admiral Schley's attorneys
have for llllng objections to the conclu
sions of the majority feport. This
will be until I o'clock Thursday after
noon, Tlie attorneys decline to dli
ciiss what standing, If any, protest on
behalf of Admiral Sampson may have
In tho present Instance.
WHO SHOULD PAY THE
Dr. Mann Has Consented to Make
a Statement Thinks Congress
Should Make Appropriation.
By KmIusoc Wire fiom 'I he A-eoeiatril I'rcs.
Buffalo, N. Y.. Dec. K.In view of
the wide discussion incidental to the
question of who bhould pay the physi
cians who attended President MoKin
lej, Dr. Matthew D. Mann consented
to make .1 ft.. lenient today, setting
forth th- altitude of himself and lite
Dr. Mann, hi riply to questions by a
News repo' te-, fcald:
"Wo feel that when we operated upon
the pivjkleiu of the United States that
we operated for tlie American peoplu,
in view of saving their president for
thein; that we were not railed by the
nt MeKlnlev, but by
the authorltlt.-, the cabinet, anil otliets
to take charm of the president and we
feel, therefoie. that we have a right to
look to congress and the nation for our
remuneration. We took a tremendous
responsibility, beiaitt-" we took in our
hands the life of the mihi piominent
man 111 the wi.tld; and we feel that In
taking rtiLh .1 lespouslbillty we ran an
Immense tisk. Had the autopsy showed
that we made any serious mistake, we
would have reeelvtd unlimited eon
demuittiou we ml:Tht even have been
ruined professionally. From all these
facts, we 1 eel thai we should not be
called upon 10 lender bills to the fam
ily. Any bill which we might render to
tlie latL president's esttite would be
larger thai. Mrs. MoKinley ought to he
calle 1 upon to pay.
"If we should render such a bill as
she could properly pay, we should feel
that wo would be very imperfectly re
munerated. We feel, therefore, that
congress should take up the matter and
make an appropriation such as It may
see tit, and save us from becoming the
objects of criticism by sending In a bill.
For no matte.' what .bill we might send
in, we would receive a certain amount
of abuse. We lcel also that the dignity
of the medical profession demands that
congress should pay tills bill and that
tlio services should be handsomely re
warded. The medical proftssion all over
the world is waiting with great Interest
to see how tills affair will turn out,
and wo do not ptopose to do anything,
if w. can avoid it, which will lay us
open to criticism."
TWO MORE FLOOD VICTIMS.
The Death List at Towanda Reaches
Five A. Coal Famine Feared.
Sperlnl to th Serontvn Tribune,
Towanda, Dec, 17. One of the most
disastrous storms and Hoods that lias
visited tills section since lSCi has
caused the loss of thousands of dollars'
worth of' property, Including buildings,
bridges, lands nnd live stock, The Sus
quehanna got on Its rampage during
tlio heavy downpour of Saturday night
and on Sunday night the river was
nearly twenty feet above low-water
mark. The II. its along the Lehigh Val
ley were covered with water for miles,
and tlio greatest damage, as far as
heard from, Is In South Towanda and
Monroe township, In Monroeton the
borough was nearly under water. At
this place the Lehigh Valley railroad
bridge was entirely washed away, also
other small bridges, and on tho Iiarclay
miles or telegraph who and track and
bridges were washed away, Hetween
Towanda and Monroeton, about ono
and 11 half mites of tho Iiarclay com
pany's tracks tiro completely washed
Mrs, Ilattlo Fesscnden, Who resided
with her brother, near the railroad
bridge, was diowned whllo endeavoring
to escape from the high water, At
Greenwood, only 11 few miles distant,
two lives were lost, Uhtirles Merrltt, a
young man, who was found frozen in a
tree, and 1111 old man named Iteynolds,
All three bodies wero recovered, Tlio
loss of slock Is heavy, and also the
sumo can be said of tho sheds of to
bacco, grain and farming tools. Many
families wero compelled to move out In
the night and on Sunday. At North
Towanda much daniago Is reported, but
no lives aru reported lost, although
many buildings wero wrecked, In East
ern lira d ford and in tlio vicinity of
Home, especially, considerable loss Is
caused to bridges and roads, llrudford
county In general, Including Wyalus
Ing, Albany, Troy, u'anton and Athens
township, will lose heavily In the tear
ing out of bridges.
Tralito on this section was at a stand
still all day Sunday and mostly yester
day, only tho locul trains being able to
run on Irregular time. It will be sev
erul days before trains will to out on
j . ., If
, .,.fe $f."t.
, , .
-,u.tm- f !,.., J,, uOur- yiUi.'tiiii-?MiKfii
the State Lino nnd Sultlvnn branch.
The carriers on the rural delivery
routes were unnblo to moke trips yes
terday. Tho scarcity of coal Is being
feared In Towanda, an tho factories and
electric light and steam heating plntit
were supplied with coal from Ucrnlce
and Long Valley mines. The water
main burst In Monroe township, and as
the reservoir will supply enough water
for only a few days, It hns been ordered
that takers be as careful of thu sup
ply as possible, In order to avoid 11
famine before tlie breakage Is remedied.
Two more deaths from tho Hood 111 e
reported tonight, making five lives thtm
far kt.own to lip lost in this (Bradford)
county. A telephone message from
Atftlnvllle, In the western part of tho
county, states that Mr. and Mrs. Aimer
Itlchards, well-to-do residents or that
place, aged about no years, were swept
down tho stream, whllo endeavoring to
stive their poultry from the rushing
water. Their bodies wero found a half
mile from their house, halt buried In
tlie sand and debris.
MAJOR BROWN A CANDIDATE.
Will Endeavor to Become Secretary
of Internal Affairs.
Ily r.xi Unite Wire from The Aoclatcd Prow.
Harrlsburg, Dec. 17. Major Isaac 11.
llrown, of Corry, deputy secretary of
Internal affairs, today formally an
nounced that he would bo a candidate
for the Republican nomination In 1W2
for secretary of Internal affairs. In a
circular addressed "To tlie Itepubllcun
Voters of Pennsylvania," Major Brown
gives reasons why bo should have the
nomination to succeed General James
He has been deputy secretary tiie
past tweleve years and urges that he
is quulilied by ills experience, acquired
in this position, to fill the ollice of see
rotary. Accompanying his letter is a
circular signed by survivors of General
llartranft's division In the Civil wir,
endorsing Major Brown's candidacy.
At the Caucus Places Are Provided
for Senators McLnurin and
Ily l'.scliiiiie Wiie from The AsvHiatnJ I'n !.
Washington, Dec. 17. Tho Ilepubli
enn senators in caucus today adopted
the report of tho committee on Re
publican membership of tho rumniiU
tees. Senator Quay is made chairman
of the committee on organization, con
duct and expenditures of the executive
department and has u place on the fol
lowing ommittecs: Appiopilations,
Indian affairs, agriculture and fores
try, territories, irrigation and reclama
tion of arid laud.
Senator Penrose is made chairman of ;
tlie committee on immigration and has
a. place on the following committees:
Coast defenses, education and labor,
The committee provided places for
Senators Mel.aurin, of South Catolina,
and Wellington of Maryland. Mc
Lauriu is placed on the following com
mittees: Indian affairs, claims, manu
factures organization, conduct and ex
penditures of the executive, depart
ment, transportation, routes to tho i
seaboard, and industrial expositions.
Senator Wellington Is placed on tlio !
following committees: District of Col- I
umblu; public building and grounds;
coast and insular survey; coast de-
fenses; corporations in the District of
Columbia; to establish tho University j
of the United States and industrial ex- I
Tho Democratic senatois also agreed
upon their committee assignments to
day. Senators McLaurln and Welling
ton are given no assignments by the
TRACTION CO. CONVICTED.
The Brooklyn Heights Railroad
Compiny Violated Labor Liws.
Ily l'Mluhv Wlii' Irum 'Ihe AvmiujUiI 1'rev..
New York, Dec. 17. The testimony
In the trial of the case of the people
against tho Brooklyn Heights Itall
rojul company, on an indictment for
misdemeanor for violation of thu labor
law, requiring that no employe shall
be compelled to work moie than ten
hours within a period of twelve con
secutive hours, and that one-half hour
dally bo allowed employes for lun
cheon, was closed today before County
Judge Aspinnll, Tho jury returned a
verdict of guilty.
The Kings county grand Jury
brought the Indictment on evidence
furnished by Joseph Cooper, who al
leged that on Jnly 1.", lSOti, ho was em
ployed as a conductor on tho defend
ant's road in Brooklyn, and that ho
had reported for duty at 2. Id p. m,,
and remained' continuously under or
ders on his car till 2.01 a. in, tho day
following, u stieteh of eleven hours
and twenty-eight minutes. Ho de
clared that In all that tlmo ho was
allowed but fifteen minutes for dinner,
which had to be swallowed unreason-
ably fast, while a boy held his pall, j
lie added that Barnmaster Biownell
declared that ho would have to submit
to the alleged violation or lcavo tho
employ of the company. Tho penalty
under tho law Is a lino of not less than
$501) or nioro than 11,000 for each of
Uy Kxiliuhc Wire from Tim Associated I'rcw,
ll.iirli-liiin:, Pee. 1". Clutters wire, lulled by
tlie H.itu lU'iunmint tudiy lu the fulluwlug m'.
ioratloin: t'leaithld Tru-t mmpjuy, Clearfield;
iaitil, ll'AOWi. 'Iho City lle.illy TliM, Pit..
liiiiBi iM'iUl, &,'. 'ihe lU-jnolitalllo f.itfht
anil Puwir (uniinny, UejnuldsWIle; ijpit.il,
ifji.ono, 'J he llml.nliU Mater Mor.isu and Sup.
ply lonipiii), I. Ittlu (jp, Oarhuii count; ; tap.
" i i !
No Postponement of Cuban Election.
Ily Kuliutu' Win- from Tlie .Woilatid rrci.
Wadiliifituu, pee. 17.-Seenl.ny Hoot lu ad
dieted ii letter lo s'.dcl li. plur, tho iepa.."iu
the of the Mim pally in Cuba, who Is at prov-'iit
in thW illy, ilenjiief Ids iir,iii,t foi a postpone.
incut el the Culu rU'illuu,
Uy Kulushe Wire from The AuocUfcil l're.
Washington, Pec. 17. A peadon of sS Im
hern granted to lllnma lirowu cAldow), of
i - .
MR. SMITH HAS
The Postmaster-General Will Re
tire from tlie Gabinet on
MR. PAYNE TO BE
The Popular Official Has Relin
quished the Cabinet Portfolio in
Order to Resume His Editorial
Duties Upon the Philadelphia
Press Resignation Accepted with
Regret by President Roosevelt.
No Other Changes Are Liable to
Occur in the Cabinet Mr. Smith
Anxious to Return to Active
Ily l'vrliiMie Wire from The A-iuiated Pie".
Washington, Dec. 17. Charles Emory
Smith, of Philadelphia, litis tendered
to the provident his formal resignation
iis postmaster general, to take effect
early next month, and Henry C. Payne,
of Wisconsin, vice chairman of the
Republican national committee, hn
accepted the tender of tho ollice, to
which lie will be nominated Imme
diately after tho holiday recess. Mr,
Smith has agreed to remain until Jan
uary 13, If necessary, but will return
immediately theteafter to Philadelphia
to resume the editorship of thu Phila
This change in the cabinet was for
mally announced at today's session ot
the cabinet. All of the members of
the cabinet exptesscd their profound
regret, and the president paid a vety
impressive tribute to the services and
personality of the retiring member of
his olliciul family. He said that he lnd
sought to persuade Mr. Smith to alter
ids dfteimlnatinn and to remain In
the cabinet, but without success, and
he hail finally accepted Mr. Smith's
reasons as decisive.
Mr. HniKh tint announced to the
president, tlie latter part of last month,
that lie had decided to leturn to his
editorial duties. Tlie president at that
time urged him to remain. Mr. Smith,
however, had been frequently remind
ed by his business associates of the
eilltoilal duties devolving upon him,
and was anxious lo icturn to them. He
had several talks with Piesident
Koosevelt on the subject and finally,
on Sa tin day afternoon lust, formally
tendered to the piesident his letter of
No Other Changes.
It is stated that no other changes in
thu cabinet are at prcsout contemplat
ed. Mr. Smith has been postmaster
general since April 21, 1S1IS, succeeding
James A. Uary, of Maryland, virtually
at the outset of the Spanish war. Mr.
Uary had been ono of President Mc
Klnley's original cabinet appointees but
felt himself physically unable to bear
the strain of cabinet duties during tho
Mr. Smith, in an interview tonight
"The president was exceedingly gra
cious and strongly urged me to stay,
but finally accepted iny reasons tis con
clusive of my duty to myself. My rela
tions with the president have been of
tlie most cordial cluiracter and have
stiongthened ns we have worked to
gether. We have been in thorough ac
cord in fill matters of policy. I havo
formed the highest estimate of his lofty
and patilotlc standard of administra
tion, and it litis been u great pleasure
to co-operate with him. .My successor, I
Mr, Payne, is a man who by ability, I
experience and Knowledge of public
affairs is admirably titled for the place,
and I am glad to surrender the trust to
such excellent hands. I iPturu to ac
tive journalism with u feeling of great
All ot the assistants of tlie postmas
ter general wero summoned by Mr.
Smith lute this afternoon and his an
nouncement of tlie change was a dis
tinct surprlsu to them. Ho gtivo as
surance that his action meant no
changes among his assistants.
Mr. Payne's Career.
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec, 17. Henry C.
Vuyno, who succeeds Charles 1C, Smith
its postmaster general, has been a
citizen of Mllwaukeo for many years J
and has been prominent In political
circles of Mllwaukeo for over twenty
ilvo years, For seveutl years past ho
has been ltopubllcnn national commit
teeman from Wisconsin and during tho
last two national campaigns ho was
vlco chairman of the Itepubllcan na
tional committee, Mr. Payne was
postmaster of Milwaukee for ten years,
serving under Presidents Grunt,
Hayes and Arthur. Hu was ono of the
receivers of tho Northern Puclllo In
tho nineties, when that property was
In the courts. Later, Mr. Payno be
canio connected with various largo In
terests, Including tho old Mllwaukeo
and Northern Itullroad company, now
a part of the Chicago, Mllwaukeo und
St. Puul system; the Wisconsin Tide
phono company and street railway
properties. Ho Is now president of the
Mllwaukeo Klectrlc Hallway and Light
Mr. Payne has been lu tho cast for
several days, but la expected to reuch
To Honor McKlnley's Birthday.
Ily P.xiluslvu Who fiom The .Wocialid Press.
Wahliii!toii, I In-. 17. lliprentjio William
Mden Snillh, of MlUdpni, intiodiiuil a hill to
day, inaMny the hiilhday of William Meliliiley,
Jan. -', a nat Ion il holldjy.
Hart Knocked Out.
11 Kxilukliu Wire from llic Awoclatcd I'resa,
LouUiille, Ivy,, Pu'. 17.-"Wild Uiil' llama,
han knoiU'd Man In Hart out in the llrt round
ITINERACY OF LIBERTY BELL.
Special Escort to Charleston Where
It Wilt Be Exhibited.
Ily Kxclnihe Wire from The Aisoclatcd Prow,
Philadelphia, Doc. 17. Tho Joint spe
cial committee of city councils on the
South Carolina Intcr-sttitu and West
Indian exposition today announced the
oillclnl escort and thu Itinerary of the
old liberty bell which will be placed on
exhibition In the Philadelphia building
The escort wll bo headed by Mayor
Samuel II. Ashbrldge, and will Include
a number of city ofllclnls and represen
tatives of the business Interests of the
city. Tho old revolutionary relic will
leave hero on u special train on Mon
day, January fi, at S a. in. ami is duo
to arrive at Charleston Thursday, Jan
uary !. at 10 n. m. Tho train will pass
through Harrlsburg, Pa., Ilngerstown,
Md Cluirlestown, W. Vti Htlstol,
Teiin., Ashuvllle, N. C, Columbia, S. C
nnd Savannah, On,
BILL IS DEBATED
Several Lively Exchanges and Im
passioned Speech by Mr. DeAr
xnond Among the Features.
By KtoluMre Wire from The Associated I'rcw.
Washington, Dec. 17. Tho bill to pro
vide temporary revenues for the Phil
ippine islands was debated In the house
today and will bo voted on tomorrow
at 4 o'clock. It was the first debate of
the session and was conducted calmly
and without dlspluy of temper. Sev
eral lively exchanges and an impas
sioned speech by Mr. DeArmond, ot
Missouri, who has just returned from a
trip to tlie Philippines, in opposition to
the retention of tho islands, were the
features. Mr. Payne, the floor lender ot
the majority, opened the debate. Owing
to the Indisposition of Mr. Richardson,
the duty of opening for the minority
devolved upon Mr. Swanson, of Vir
ginia. The other speakers were Mr. ilros
venor (Republican, Ohio) nnd Mr. Rob
ertson (Democrat. Louisiana) for tho
bill, and Messrs. Shafrots (Silver, Colo
rado), DeArmond (Democrat, Missouri),
Mr. Thayer (Democrat. Massachusetts)
and Mr. Patterson (.Democrat, Tennes
see) against it. Mr. Robertson said ho
would support the bill because free
trade with the islands and reciprocity
with Cuba, which was threatened, would
destroy the sugar Interests of his state.
Tomorrow Mr. McOull, a Republican
member of the ways and means com
mittee, from Massachusetts, will op
pose the bill, time having been granted
him by the Democrats.
Two Young Women and Two Men
Die in a Boarding House From
the Effects of Chloroform.
Hy Kclu-lc Wire from The Associated Pre.-.
Columbus, O., Dec. 17. Two young
women and two young men were found
dead tonight in rooms at a boarding
house, 52 East Russell street, and evi
dence points to a quadruple suicide,
The dead are:
Pearl Warner, aged 28, second cook
at the Manhattan restaurant.
Louise Kline, age 18, third cook at
the same restaurant.
Sherman I.othouse, cab driver,
John Jacobs, chief cook at the Man
The two couples went to the boarding
house Sunday and secured adjoining
rooms, claiming they were married.
Today nothing was seen of them and
though the rooms remained locked and
no response could bo secured to re
peated calls, suspicion war. not
aroused until tonight. Finally the
doors to the rooms wero forced and tho
occupants were discovered lying on tho
beds dead. The key holes and cracks
around tho doors had been closed with
rags and the fumes of chloroform
tilled tho rooms, disclosing the cause
of death. It was evident that both
couples had planned suicide but the
motive is not known.
TRACTION MEN MAY STRIKE.
Voting on .the Issue Began at Mid
night at Philadelphia.
Ily t'.xrliuhe Wire from 'ihe AaiorlntiM l'rrs-i.
Philadelphia, Dec, 17, A general
muss meeting of 'tho employes of tho
Union Traction company, which con
trols all tho street car lines of this
city, Is being held tonight to decide
by vote whether or not to inaugurate
a strike. The men havo made demands
on the company, which havo been re
tut'Ld. Two organizations of om
plojes are represented at tho mooting
and they are not a unit on tho matter
of suspending work,
The voting began at midnight, and
tho indications nro that the men will
decide against a strike by a largo
majority. Voting will continue until 3
JUDGE ARCHBALD CONFIRMED,
Other Nominations Approved by the
Ily Kxi'luilm Wire from The ,wielited I'rem.
Washington, Dee. 17, Tlio soiiato to
day continued tho following nomina
tions: Robert W, Archbuld, United
States District Judge, Middle district of
S. P, Stone, United States marshal,
Western district of Peniiaylvanla,
Postmasters Pennsylvania, J. J, Jen
kilts, IWwuidsdule; T, I MacFarlane,
Kingston; S. Powell, Nantlcoko; Clay
ton McMlchael, Philadelphia.
Island of Kent Disabled.
Uy I'xiliuha Wire from The Associated 're.
Iloaton, Ihe, 17, The lllltbli bli'jiikhlp Mjii 1
)f Kent of NvttiMMte. Illuland, from mvjiiihIi
fdr Itumeii, put in lieio Indjy nllh Inr lm.w
unshed iii und her Mwn liatlered. she brought
the eutiic irew of the t-iunl.h steamer Ameiti,
bound trom llllhao, Spain, for Philadelphia, tin
latter teel Iravini: Mink In half an hour Jfur
ii eollUlon with thv Ma of Kent on Saturday
last when about 323 inilen cait ol Capo Cod,
CAPITAL AND LABOR
LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD
Trains Now Running Between
Wilkes-Barre nnd Buffalo.
Dy I'fduslie Wire from The Avocl.ited l'rcw.
Wllkos-llarre, Doc. 17. At 10 o'clock
tonight, the Susquehanna river at this
point was twenty-one feet above low
water mark, a fall of six feet since
Monday at midnight. Moat of tho low
lands on the west side of tho liver are
clear of water and communication with
suburban towns has again boon estab
lished. Tho Lehigh Valley railroad Is now
In n position to run passenger train
between Wilkes-Oarrc and Buffalo on
schedule time, the northern divisions
of tho road being In good shape. Hut
the repairs to tho roadbed on the Le
high division have not yet been com
pleted and, us a result, trains from tho
cast are several hours late. At tho
ollice of the company, the Information
was given out that aftor midnight all
trains would again bo running on
The Central Railroad of New Jersey
expects to have all Its trains running
on schedule time some tlmo tomorrow.
The Most Troublesome and Barbar
ous of the Boer Guerillas Now
in the Hands of the British.
Dy Kicluihe Wire from Ihe Assoeialcd Press.
London, Dec. 17. A dispatch from
Lord Kitchener, dated from Uelfast
(about half way between Pretoria and
tho frontier of Portuguese, Kast Africa)
received hero today, announces that
Commandant Krltzlnger, the famous
Boer commander who has figured so
prominently in connection with the in
vasion of Cape .Colony, has been cap
tured, badly wounded, by General
Krltzlnger was trying to break the
block house cordon .it Huuo. er road.
London, Dec. 17. The capture of
Commandant Krlnsdngcr, who has
been styled the De Wet of Cape Col
ony, is regarded us very Important.
Ho has been a troublesome and ener
getic invader of Cape Colony and is
credited with more baiburities than
any other commandant except Scheep
ers. In .i recent proclamation, he
called himself the chief commandant
of Cape Colony.
During the last few days, most per-
fsisteiit reports emanating both from
South Africa and from Uoer headquar
ters In Europe, of an approaching
crisis in South African affairs, have
been current. It is alleged that Mr.
Kruger will abandon his demand for
independence and that the Boer lead
ers in the Held are Inclined to cea-e
lighting and seek the best terms ob
tainable. In n speech yesterday at Cape Town.
Sir J. Gordon Sprlgg. the premier of
Cape Colony, declared that the out
look had never been brighter than nt
the present time.
Commandant Krltzlnger is described
as a leader of exceptional ability, not
second even to Christian DeWet. He
has been repeatedly luferred in dis
patches from South Africa as being
, hotly pursued, cornered or crushed up
against the Orange rlvor in Hood. But,
ho Is always escaping through some
gap in the uncertain British line. At
one moment he has been reported as
having 1,000 men with him, and a day
or two later, whdn the British had cen
tered, his foice has been broken up
into small bands and had disappeared
among the mountains, where pursuit
was useless. Once no fewer than seven
British columns were in hot pursuit rf
him and drove him 'owards the Orange
river, which was then unfordable. But
when tlio British thought they had him
caught they discovered that ho was
fifty nille.'i in their rear, thicatenlng the
railroad, after having divided his com
inuiul Into two sections.
NEW IMMIGRATION BILL.
Joint Production of Senator Penrose
nnd Commissioner Powderly.
' Uy i:elud.c i ire fiom the Assoel.ttrd I'li-n
. Washington, Dec. 17. A new Immi
gration bill, whli h is tho Joint produc
tion of Senator Poutono and Commis
sioner Central Powderly, today was
Introduced In the senate by Mr. Vvyc.
The bill provides nu educational tet,
and In addition to tho pieseut system
I of domestic Inspection of Immigrants,
authorizes tho appointment of inspec
tors at tho principal ports from which
Immigrants sail, with Instructions to
exorcise special scrutiny of the police
records of Immigrants, with tho view
of excluding anarchists.
The bill also provides for tho dopor
tatlon of aliens who prove to bo anar
fly Huludvo Wlie fiom The A"oelated I'tew.
Nov York, IKc. J7.--Aninl Vadulaiid, Ant
weti. I'leaiedt feoutliw.irl., Antueipi Tiutenie,
Liverpool; St. l.onN, South initiii, llreiiMi -Arrived!
llremcn, New Veil. Phnicirh -Sailed:
Patricia, frt in llJtiibiin; und llouloime, .New
York, so'ithainpiui -Sailed; Kron I'rliu Wll
hrliu (fnm Piiimn), Nov York vh C'li.'iliounr.
liiei'lbliivvn Arrived: Oceanic, Nov ioiI, for
Liverpool. HouloRiie Humiri AirltHi l'oidam,
New York for llollirdam.
Irish Agitators Home Again.
ly I'uludU' Wile fiom 'Ihe Astoilntcd I'reu.
fJiiiviMnun, Pec. I. The Mcnncr Oceanic
from New Yolk, Pee. 11 iruivlirg on uoird Jleviss.
lledinond, MUIu;,'li und O'Ponucll, Iho IrMi
imiiihciii of iiailiiiiuiit who have been Wltln:
Ihe I'nited Stali'4 in tho intiloU of tli I'nlLd
IrUli leaiiuel, airbed hue tliU afternoon. A
delectation trom the United Matin leasruc unit
out on the company' tender to meet Mr. lied,
liioud and liU companions. Tiiey were accorded
a mwt enthusiastic rcecutlou when (bey UrilcU.
"s"i.v ... .. - 2 -
MATTER TO BE LEFT
The Details of the Scheme to be Per
fected by 36 Men, Chosen In Equal
Numbers from the Banks of
Organized jJabor; the Industrial
nnd Finance Leaders and Public
Men Not Identified with Either of
the Two Interests The Committee
Will Meet Today for Organization.
By K.Tclmhe Wire from The. Afsoclatcd Pre.
Xew York, Dec. 17. The conference
between the leaders of labor and capi
tal closed today with a decision to give
the plan to harmonize their divergent
interests u practical test. It was unan
imously agreed that the working de
tuils of the scheme shall be perfected
by an executive committee of thirty
six to be chosen in equal numbers from
the ranks of organized labor, the great
Industrial and financial leaders and
such of tho public not idea titled with
either of tho two Interests.
In the afternoon Chairman Oscar C.
Strauss and Secretary Italptt E. Iias
loy, with Archbishop Ireland. Senator
Hanna, Samuel Gompers. President
John Mitchell, of the United Mln
Workers: Frank P. Sargent, of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
and others who had taken part in tho
conference met to select, tho members
of the executive committee. After sev
eral hours of consultation the following
names weio announced:
The Executive Committee.
To. reirc.-,ent the implojeM mid capital!. N -t'nited
v'utry s.n.iu.r Miiik A. llJ'nu; -bn.ra .'..
(handier, president, Amcrhnn (ILhs company,
rittihun:; William II l'fililer, pmidonl
tlonil Association ot stove Maiiuf.tUtircia; .
A. (iilhvvjy, president of Vinerlciin Loconio'he
works; l.euii Mivn, pic.-Hcnt and owner of Ihe
frc-ient Ship .vard, i:iiabethpoil, N. .T.; Chjs.
M. Sihwab. pie-id-'iit I lilted Stall-, Steel mi
poration; II. II. Vml.ind, president Mcti lpn'i
tnu Streit II Hln.iy loirpanv : t'liirlei A. Moon,
prcddint ot the Machine Mjtiufai luriiis "One
pane; .lohn 1). lloiKeldhu-, jr.: II. I). Hippley,
president Attlii-on, TopcKa and Sard i IV r.nt
load; MaiuH M. Minks, pre-idcnl Nation il A
booiatiou of InlhiiiR Maimfactuiirn; .luli 'i
KruliM-hnitt, general miuacei Southern Paehic
To represent orsauied lilior Samuel (ionipp,',
president Ainericin redcratkai of tabor; -Mi i
Mililiell, piLskhnt United Mine Worl.ei',': 1'ijuk
P. Sargent, Brand nij.-lir llrotheihood of Liro
motive Firemen; Theodore ,1. Shaffer, previJen!
Amalgamated Association of huu, Steel and I'm
Workers; Janii'i Duncuii. secretary (iranlte ('ni
ters' union; Daniel ,1. Keefe, president Interna
tion.it Association of Longshoremen; Jam"'
O'Connell, prcslduit Interiutionil Associition ol
Machinists; Martin 'v, piesidint of lion
Molder.s' union; ildivaid K. Clarke. Brand mis
ter llrotheihood of Hallway Conductor-.; IIimiiv
White, seiietary t.arnunt Workers oi Anvri"!;
Walter JlacArlhnr, editor Coast heaiuenV Jour
nal, San Frai.iiM.0.
To ii present the public-- rvPrisiilent r,'roer
nevelmd, ArthbHliop John Ireland, IJWioi
Henry t'. I'otler, Cinijei Pimm ix Adams, Iloslon;
IVrneliiH Jf. llli-v.-, c.v.s, cretary of the interim;
Charles W. Uliot, piesident of Ilaivaid iiiiWi.1
sity; Franklin Mi.Vt.uh, Cliliairii; ex-Comptroller
of the Cuneniy James A. Kikels; John
.1. Mi Cook, a law.ier of tills iltv; John (
Milburii, of Ilutralu; Charles A. Iloiupatte, lid
Chairman of the Conference Oscar (.
Strauss and Secretary Halph M. Eas
ley are ex-olllclo members of the com
mittee. A sub-commltteo of three, to consider
plun, scope and procedure, was ap
pointed, Tho executive coinmltleo will meet
tomorrow' lor orgnuixnttoii, tho election
of olllcors und the diafilusr of u plan
upon which to work.
Tlio principal otlleers of tho Ameri
can Federation of Labor attended the
closing session ot the conference an',
gave tho protect their commendation.
Samuel Gompers, president of thi
American Federation of Labor, dis
avowed antagonism on the part of tho
Federation of Labor toward organiza
tions of capital, and wild that he wel
comed them Indiistiially. Ho protested,
however, against their alleged Inter
ference with the political affairs ot tlio
country and notably with tho nutlouul
Dy Kii'ln'hP Wire from 'Ihe Aiwciated I'rew.
Spi Ins-field, 111., Dec. 17,-l''Oii in own mo.
Hon, Ihe riupiinie loiirt Inlay dismissed thf
three i.ises id Ihe Oil ago AtmiUan, New Yois,
Journal and tlio piople au'alnsC the ,soilitei
l're. lie fouit ve.is of the opinion that, vvher.i
them i a local imirt having Jurlfdkllon, it
will twt Hep In and take JuriulUiluu in uili
Bill to Pension Old Soldiers.
Uy r.uluslve. Wire from The Aisoiiated lre3.
Washington, Dec, 17 A bill w.u introdme-l
In the n'lulp l"diy by Mr, I'mroie, authorising
tho pijiiunl el per diem pension to all effiein
und .idtsted nun f tin L'nllid State army who
ervcil in tlm l'1-il ""i,
..ml data for P.o. 17, JWIi
llliilrna liuipirattirii ,...., 2J degtce
l.nwoM iviiu-fiutiiru ii diBroos
lUl.it he liunndUyi
j a, in. .,.,,.,,. 62 pel' cent,
8 p. in ". per tent,
1'ieiipitation, '.'I lioum ended S p. m., 0.01 Jnca.
WEATHER iVOKEOABT, "
Washington, Dee. 17. Forecast for Wed
re-lay and TliunJiiy; 1'iutmi Pennsyl
vania Snow in early morning, followed
by ftlr ami cold Wednesday. Thurtatiy,
fair and cold; fresh northwesterly windi.
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Decision to Give the Plan
, Harmonize the interests a