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DECEMBER 19, 1901.
The Admiral Through Counsel Ob-
ccts to Flndlnus oi the
Court o! Intiuiru.
Attorneys for Admiral Sampson Are
Expected to File Their Objections
to the Findings of Admiral Dewey
on Friday The Claims of Schley's
Bill Comments by Attorney Bay
no r.
ny Etrluslte Wire ftom The Associated Pros.
Washington, Dec. 18. Lute this after
noon Admiral Schley, through his coun
sel, filed with the secretary of the navy
his bill of exception! to the majority
findings of the court of inquiry and
also a letter asking to be allowed to
be heard In connection with the ob
jections to bo tiled by Attorneys for
Admiral Sampson to the individual
opinion of Admiral Dewey. This action
was taken after Mr. Haynor, Mr.
Teague and Captain Paiker, of counsel,
had held a consultation thioughottt the
day with their client.
Secretary Long almost immediately
after the receipt of the communica
tions, called Judge Advocate Lemly
.Mid the solicitor for the department,
Mr. IJannn, Into conference. At its
conclusion the secretary said that he
bad no statement to make regarding
any action that he might take in the
premises, tie, however, indicated to
Mr. 'league, through the judge advo
cate, that he would not hear an oral
argument by Mr. Haynor regarding
Admiral Sampson's protest but that he
would receive a written statement.
It was expected that counsel for Ad
miral Sampson would tile their objec
tion to the findings of Admiral Dewey
t In the case today but It Is now stated
x that such objections may not be of
fered before Friday.
"Admiral Schley's bill of exceptions
objects tcTtbe approval of the findings
of the court upon the ground that the
opinion rendered and the reiiort of
facts made by the majority of the
court are in conflict with the over
whelming weight of evidence; and that
the majority of the court In their said
opinion have ignored the testimony of
the applicant, ami of the Whole of the
applicant's witness's and all that por
tion of i he evidence given by witnesses;
for the government, which was favor-abl-
to the applicant, and have thus
deprived him of rights guaranteed to
bim by the laws of the land and the
constitution of the United States.
Claims of the Bill.
The bill claims that the majority of
the court gave their opinion that Com
modore Schley should have proceeded
with the utmost dispatch off Clenfue
gos when there was no speclllcntion
loveilng this point and without giving
the applicant an oppoitunity to furnivh
evidence on it. The fact that no place
was mentioned In what Is known as the
McCalla memorandum for meeting the
Insurgents is regarded as a paramount
reason why communication was not
held with the insurgents and further
that the said memorandum was sent to
Commodore Schlcv only for use In con
nection Willi the information which It
contained lelatlve to crtaln butteries
at or being constructed In the vicinity
of Clenfuegow. The hill further con.
tends that overwhelming evidence was
piesented to the court to show that a
close blockade of I'lentm-sos was main
tained: Hint t'ti majority of the court
entirely Ignoied ihe uncontradicted tes
timony proving Mint the Ornish steam
er Adula was allowed to "titer rlonfti.--po
to obtain Information regaiulug the
Spanish licet; that the order of Ad
miral Sampson, known as No. 7, was)
fir. Imperative order for Commodore
Hrhley to hold his squadron off Cien
fucgns whether the Spanish licet was
In that h.wbor or not; tlint the major
ity of the court have Ignored the ad
milt'd fact that the commander of the
L.ifiln did not communicate the sltim
t on (u Cieufuegos to Commodore
!(hh: that they Ignored the fart that
aplfiln ICvuus failed to communicate
t Commodore Schley the meaning of
the h&hts on shore at Cleiifue
pns, that Coimaodoie Schiey, as prov
en In the evidence, had no knowledge
of these lights until the night of May
y.t, IS'JS; that the majoilty of the eomt
iif client In their rel'erenct; to masking
fie piovw.eutrt of the Hying squadron
in front of C(i;ifuegp:; that the ma
jority btisert their opinion as to the
retrograde movement upon a statement
that Commodore Schley, before sailing
ftom Clfiufuegofi, imii rellablo informa
tion Unit ships could ho coaled In the
vicinity of Capo Prua ami iloantves
channel, whereas It Is dented Unit there
was any I'ltcli positive Information and
that the recon'.i show thut not until
three days after leaving (Jlenfuegos did
Commodore Schley receive definite in
formation concerning the feasibility or
practicability of coaling ships from a
collier In t'Jo.v.iIvcs chcunel; thnt tho
majority erred in stating Unit Oommo
dote Schley received no positive Infor
mation finm the rcom uhlps as to llio
enemy's piesencn in Santtiugo. harbor
because Captain Slssbeo had reported
to Commodore Schley that the Spanish
fleet Wat: not In that harbor.
Question of, Coaling.
The hill denies that the conditions of
wind, sen and weather from .May it! to
,!uno 1 were favorable for taking coal
from a collier oil' Santiago; It also
claims that the charts submfl.ed
in evidence, showing thu chasing ca
pacity of the Hying squadron, have
been ignored; that no refeienco has
been made lo tho orders of the seere-
tary of the navy forbidding the haz
arding of Ameilcan ships against shore
batteries; that the majority opinion
failed to contain any reference to the
character of the blockade of Santiago,
although covered In the specifications;
that the demonstration made by Com
modore Schley before Santiago on May
!!! and 30 was predetermined and exe
cuted solely us a reconnolssauee and
not as u formal attack upon the Colon
or the other vessels In the harbor; that
the majority opinion of the court is
ambiguous with respect to the loop of
the Hrooklyn In that It holds that said
loop was made to avoid getting Into
dungerous proximity to the Spanish
vessels, without stating whether such
act was due to personal fears of Com
modore Schley or to his desire to pre
serve the ship Intact and ready for
further work: that the majority of the
court entirely Ignored the overwhelm
ing testimony In arriving at the opin
ion that Admiral Schley erred In com
mencing the engagement on July 3 with
the poit battery and that the Brook
lyn did not lose either distance or posi
tion with the Spanish ships in making
the turn; that the majority opinion is
ambiguous upon the subject of the
backing of the Texas, in that it does
not state whether the danger of col
lision was real or imaginary; that Cap
tain Cook's testimony on this point was
entirely Ignored; that the finding with
the Hodgson controversy has been re
peatedly contradicted In tho testimony;
that the majority opinion that Com
modore Schley's conduct was charac
terized by vacillation, dilatorlness and
lack of entei prise is not justified by the
evidence submitted: that the majority
opinion is entirely silent upon a charge
by the judge advocate, coming within
the purview of the first specification,
that Commodore Schley was derelict in
the discharge of his duty: that the ma
jority of the court entirely failed to de
termine who was commander-in-chief
in the battle of Santiago, which Hading
was necessary to determine the first
specification of the precept as to the
conduct of Commodore Schley; that the
majority of the court have rejected the
whole of the testimony on behalf of
the applicant and the testimony of the
applicant himself, and that by so doing
has perverted the ends of justice and
depiived him of his common law and
constitutional rights; that he has been
found guilty upon specifications sub
stantially abandoned by the judge ntt
vocate, and that the testimony of a
few hostile witnesses have been made
prominent. The bill concludes with the
statement that the proceedings of the
majority of the court were Irregular;
that Admiral Schley's lights have been
prejudiced, and his testimony in many
particulars not considered, and that the
evidence is absolutely insufficient to
sustain the opinion which has been
rendered, and therefore a grave and
irreparable injustice has been done Ad
miral Schley.
Commenting on today's action Mr,
Knynor said:
"The objections that we have filed
rest upon the ground that Admiral
Schley has been deprived of his rights
as guaranteed to him by the law of the
land and the constitution of his coun
try. We claim that the whole of t'-o
evidence in favor of tho admiral, In
cluding his own and the testimony of
all of Ills witnesses, has been rejected
by tho majority of the court and not
even considered or passed upon. Such
a method of procedure would not be
permitted to stand for a moment be
fore the tribunal governed by any peo
ple of common principle law or com
mon justice. The admiral was on the
stand for about four duyi and not a
word that he uttered and not a solemn
assertion that he made under tho sanc
tion of his oath, has been adverted to
by the majority of the court. Such a
method of disposing of a case Is un
paialleled In the annals of civil or of
criminal laws. The greatest malefactor
In the land under the constitution is
entitled to have his evidence considered
and passed upon.
"We shall therefoie, avail ourselves
ol eery remedy that we have to t in
pench this appalling veiillct."
The Swedish Traveler Returns from
the Gobi Desert.
fly K.chnivo Win1 (rem The Associated Pre-.
Cilriilt.1, Pi. is, Pr. Mill An.liM Iledin, the
httidl-h tr.ii'lu, who, for the pist year or more,
lu inert cilu'liu the iliilil desert am! Thibet,
li.i.- t'i cltillatlon, Ins uachtd
buhikh, ('isdm-cie, on hl way home.
Hi', stctt Ander4 Iledin lei I liash.iaf, ChlneKi
Tinl.eM.i'i, .ilniiii twenty months an, cm his sec
ern, lour et I Iiit leur kMittn pun ef Oniirul
.Vita, It u.n lili ili'Mdi to iar link tit .'ini'ii
ivily 111- icir. .uti'V liu lint epkiu! the (.cunes
of ill. i hii',v4 liii.ii :in twitf the iimu'.W of Pr,
lleiliii's fnimer JuiiMpy, It l ,ihl tlut Uioy were
fnr mipaveil by his imnt ixplcritinir,
Ily i:.tilnlte Wire from Hie As'otlalul Presj.
I'linii'lon, X, .(., Ive, lS.-.l'iniiur I'rt-aliititt
fiimii ( let.'l.iiul ttjs jd.ei tniljf whether hu
liul .niipiii inriiiliprriilr on the lihor commit,
tie ,iiiiiitril In Nut,- Veils ) rn-rij,v, .Mr,
Llcteljml -ijl.l:
".o, I Into not jet .leiiptul h, .mi not
priureil to nuKo ,i natumiit .it tic present
Rljjht to Use Name of Union Party.
Ily llxclutlte Wlte from 'the AmocIjIciI Treu.
Il.irrlpuiir, Pie. IS. I'mnl; II. Itlin, Mile
ilulimin ol the I'lilm pun, mul other, o(
I'hlljiltlphl.i, mm'-iitiiu llii-m.-ilus to hu
incinlii lei of Ihe Union pirty, loiljy Hied pipird
in the piotlioiiot.n v' ofllie in IliU city tbilniing
the ilaht to uvj the itjine ol "I'iiIoii pjrty" m
a pnlltjul uppellitlon In Ily
the teiniD of the Inllot act, the lllme o( the -e
pi pi i uiw'.s the patty the rl;ht to
tin.' appellation.
Pennsylvania Postmasters.
Ily Inclusive Wire fiomThc Asioclaled l'rcs.
IVatliliicloii, Pre. IS. 'flio following fourlli
ela IVnmilwiiiU pottnuittri ttnu uppolnteil
tod.iy: Itlleytllk', Wujne eounty, l.'mlly i:. btev
Wants n Rill Passed, Because It Is
tho People's Will.
Dy llxfliulte Wire from The Avoclittot lte.M.
Now Yorlf, Dec. 18. Justice Jerome,
district attorney-elect, addressed a
closed meeting of the board of trus
tees of the New York Stale Urowers
nml Maimers' association today, lie
asked the support of the association of
a bill providing- for the opening of
saloons, between tho hours of 1 and 11
p. in., on Sundays In this and other
cities of the slate having a population
exceeding 100,000.
Tho association pledged Its support of
such u bill. The justice then told the
members present that he wanted tho
bill simply on tho ground that It was
the people's will.
If he heard that any other influence
was brought to bear upon the legisla
ture, he would drop the measure and
strenuously enforce tho Rulnes law.
His Eloquence Arouses the Fight
ing Blood of Birmingham,
Hy Kxclusitc Wire from 'Ihe ..oclaleil 1'reM.
London, Dec. IS. David Lloyd-George,
M. P., in speaking in Hirmingham
town hull tonight, precipitated a scene
unprecedented in that city since the
Aston Tark riots.
The majority of the audience were
hostile to the speaker .and were enraged
by his pro-IJoer and ttntl-Chamberlaln
utterances. They rushed the police cor
don guarding the platform.
In the meanwhile the building was
besieged from the outside by a mob or
several thousand people, who smashed
windows and tried to force the doors,
which had been barricaded. They fttsll
iided the audience with stones through
the windows.
The police reserves were turned out
and succeeded in dispersing the mob
after repeated charges. A number of
persons were injured and the town hull
was completely wrecked. Not a single
window was left whole.
A Measure Providing a Death Pen
alty for Assaults on President
and Government Officers.
Dy i:eliishc 1 Ire from The Associated Prc-.s.
Washington, Dee. IS. Chairman Ttay,
of the house committee on judiciary,
today introduced an an'l-anarehy
measure, which probably will be the
basis of legislation on that subject in
the house. The measure is very elab
orate and brings together features ot
the many propositions made for deal
ing with the subject. It provides the
death penalty for assaults on the presi
dent or other executive officers.
It is made a felony to advise or teach
the overthrow of the government or
any Interference with government ofll
cers. The death penalty also is pro
vided for conspiracies in this country
leading to the killing of a foreign king,
emperor, president or other ruler.
Officers Elected at Mahonoy City
By Ettlusitc Wire from The Associated Press.
Mahonoy City, Pit., Dee. IS. The
convention of the United Mine Work
ers of the Ninth district today elected
officers as follows:
President John Fahey, of Shnmokln,
Vice President Paul Pulaski, Mount
Secretary George Ilartleln, Shanio
klti. Treasurer W. O. Yoder, Shnmokln.
Member of tho national executive
board Myles Dougherty, Shnmokln.
District executive board T. J, Itlch
nrds, Minersvllle; Edward Ilnrrls, Ly
kens; John T, Williams, Shamokin;
Martin Poosls, Shenandoah; Joseph
LIndsey. ICxcelslnr: Terrance V. Me-
(llnley, Glrardvllle; Walter E. Walsh,
Mahonoy City,
ltusiness of a routlno character took '
up the time of tho convention today. I
National President John Mitchell Is !
expected to attend the meeting tomor
Commission Hears Arguments in
Support and Opposition.
By i:cluslte Wire from The Af.iiici.ttcJ I'red,
Wmliliuton, Dee. IS. The SnanUli tie.itir
claims commission tr.da.t licanl aipimriiH in,
support and in opposition to .i contention of I
crouinmcnt loun-r! that the rnnnnltr,,, !,.,. i,n!
pnlwllttlim uivltr Ihe Piiit t icily, of ilalnu
Kionlin? out it the tlnhlng of the battleship
The nruunicnt was opened hy A. p, More,
coiiiimI for tho soteinment, lie followed, hy
C, I!, rtutler, on Ill-lull of the ilalniiiiln,
Miss Hamilton Shoot3 at the Man
Who Threatened to Kill Her.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Pics,
Vouiisittiwn, ()., Die, 16. A ttunm-r udcreil
the Illco of Justice VtcUli tuduy ami Uniting the
(Ink, .Miss C'liiiiintine Hamilton, alone, lie.
nuiuKil that nho open the safe, which contained
$2,000. Upon her iriuhil, lie iitteiiipted to til in.
fflo her, Baylns; "ll you don't open the safe,
I'll kill ou,
Ml.i Hamilton mute. did in bicukln.- ,iHliv and
souring u tetoltci, Hred point-blink al the fe.
low, who tail Itoin the- ollue and iMaped, U Ii
nut thought he was weiiudi-d.
Referee Stopped the Fight.
By i:cludte Wire from The Associated I'ici.
Iliiflalo, N, V,, pie, IS. n,,, ufovee iupp-il
the 11-,'hl betweui Wulcctt ami I'irii.. in wto llio
latltr ft cm helm- knocked out. M.dcott ttuj
t;ltcii the diclsUu.
Pensions Granted.
Ily Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'rcsj.
Washington, Dec. !, A pension of 10 Ins
Urn granted to Levi I'. Wldtcbrcad. of Slocuui.
Sclicmc o! the Committee An-
pointed, at the Labor and
Gapltal Conference.
The Scope and Province of the De
partment Shall Be to Do What
May Seem Best to Promote In
dustrial Peace Committee Will
Not Consider Abstract Labor
Problems and Assumes No Power
of Arbitration Unless Such Be
Conferred by Both Patties in Dis
pute. By Kxclusiie Wire from 'flic Associated Press.
New York, Dec, 18. Charged with
tho tusk of drafting a scheme of plan
and scope, the general committee ap
pointed yesterday at the labor and
capital conference met today In priv
ate conference to take up its work.
Among those in attendance were Oscar
Strauss, Charles M. Schwab, S. It. Call
away, Charles A. Moore. Cornelius N.
Bliss. Lewis Nixon. .1. J. McCook, I.
M. Kasley, Samuel Gompers, John Mit
chell, Frank Sargent and James Dun
can. It was announced that a com
mittee on plan and scope upon which
Senator Ilunna, Archbishop Ireland,
Bishop Potter and Messrs. Gompers,
Nixon, .Mitchell, Callaway, Sargent,
Bliss, Schwab and Strauss had been
named, would give out a statement
during tho day.
At the conclusion of the session the
following statement was given out:
This committee, shall lie knottn as the indtn
tiial derailment ot the Xatiotu! Citio t'edera
tiiAi. The tcope ami ptotiuco of this ilepirlmcnt
th.dl be to do tthat may eem br.-,t to promnce
iii'liistrial peace, to li liclpfni jn ctalilMitng
ri-'litfiil relation between emplojcrs and ttoih
oi; by its good ottii e to eiuleator to otniiitu
ami pietrnt strikes nml lockouts; to aid in ie
netting mdibttial iclatlons ttherc a. rupture has
Tint at all limes representatives of emploteis
ami tvoikers, oigrmzeii and iinnritiizul, should
confer foi the .DljiMinent of ilinVienccs or dis
putes bcfoie an acute stage is reai bed and thus
atn.d or niiuiniuc the number of stiikes or
That mutual ac-rummls .cs to conditions tin
der ttbiih labor shall be performed should lie,
eiicouragecl and thai ttlien agreements an- made
tho terms therefore should be faithfully utllic'r?d
to both in lott'T and .-piiit by both paitics.
This department, either as a whole or a Mil),
committee by It appointed, shill, tthen required,
ait as a foium to .'uljiist and decide unon (lu's
tioics at issue betttven workers and their em
ployers, protided in its opinion thu subject is
one of sufficient importance.
This department ttill not consider abstract in problinis.
This department assumes no potter of arbitra
tion unless buch be conictrcd by both parties to
a dispute.
Tills department shall adopt a set of by-kuts
for Its government.
Oftleers were elected and committees were ap
pointed as follows; Chairman, Mark Ilunna;
!cc chairmen, Samuel Gompers and Oscar
S. Strauss; tuaMirer, Charles A. Mooie; secre
tary, H.ilph M. i;.islcy; committee on laws, Os
car S. Strauss, S. It. Cull may, James 11. I.'cl.els,
John J. Mct'ook, Samuel liompers and lluuy
The committee on by-laws will repoit u set
of by-laws to the i-Neiutlte committee at a
mcitlm: to be held about the latt week in
JuiiUJiy, tl.e dito tu be lived by the chairman.
Delegates Elected to the National
Assembly at Tarrington.
Ily llselu.lte Wire fiom The Aoeluti'U Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. IS, The annual
meeting of tho Pennsylvania division
of the League of American Wheelmen
was held here todny. The report of tho
secretary-treasurer slants that, not
withstanding tho membership of tho
division has fallen from fi,034 last year '
to 1.S70 this year, tho organization Is
free from debt. Several changes were
made In the constitution so as to con
form to tho reduced membership. Tho
following were elected delegates to the
national assembly, which will likely
meet at Tarrington, Conn.; ,
George Myler, Pittsburg; J, J. Van
Nort, Seranton; M. ii. Worrell and
Thomas Hurt, Philadelphia. These, to.
gether with tho newly elected chief
counsel, Samuel A, Hoyle, vice-counsel
of Pittsburg, and Secrolary-Tietihiirer
tieorgo M. Shelly, of Philadelphia, will up Pennsylvania's representation
at the national assembly,
Lehigh Trafilc to Be Resumed.
Dy i:xeluslte Wire fiom The Associated press,
ljlclbii, Pic, Is. Ily toinoiioit- nlulit, It is
espectcil, trulilo on the main Hue ot the l.ehliili
allec. between New York and llulf.ilu, via I'enn
II mil .liiiicllnu, will bo partially tesiimnl. Only
the west bound U, which wis nor t. bully
iluniuKiil by the llooil its llio etliir. will be u-ed
nml the ti.ili.s of belli tho Lehiali Valley nil)
thu Jersey I'enlial will be run otir Ii. It will
iipilie at lean ittii tteiks to Kplace the fitsoy biId'o at Ihis point,
Indictments Against N, Y, Central,
Ily Kxclutitc- Wire fiuiu The Atwctaled 1'ie.
Iliikluur, .V. V,, Dee, IS. "lliu lleiUlnur conn,
ty Kiaud juiy today liandeil up ttvu indictment
aitalnst tho .cv Vmli Central uud Hudson litter
iallio.ul (,'tuttlm; nut of the Mnnid house i-plo-s',
n, on An,,', in last in llils tlllacte, tthlth ic
sillied in sW deaths nml meat ilamaire to mr
louudiu pi'euii,i. Due indictment ttas for man.
slauuhtcr I'i the (ecoud dejiev uud the etlut
tiol.iliiiS tho peml iod In Hie ursllgciii iw
.ind luiiiaaeuiiiit of i.sphvltis.
"firiffo" Forced to Quit the Ring.
fly i:clutlve Who fiom 'llio Associated I'irst.
rlilwso. Dee. IS, -Albert (Jilfllllis, well known
tliiouabout sportlu-; ciiele as "Youicji fiihlo,"
n llj,-lilwcliiht pu;llltt, hji been foicul to ijuit
tin- lilt,? Ucausu of u taliular aireetiou of the
Ih-iii t. which may briny; death to Idm In the
.lull 4l viiv Itllll-
Has Awakened Much Interest in
Government Circles.
By lNcluslte Wire from The Associated l'rcf.
San Juan, Porto Hlco, Dec. IS. The
case of Santiago Igleslas, the labor or
ganizer, nwaltens Interest In govern
ment circles. The acting governor,
Charles llnrtzcll, has called Attorney
General Harlan's attention to tho nt
leged conspiracy to raise tho price of
labor, on which charge Igleslas was
sentenced to three years Imprisonment.
Mr. Hnrtzell says that the matter has
caused widespread comment, particu
larly regarding the nature of the al
leged offense, and requests that tho
government of Porto Illco ho quickly
advised as to the exact character and
scope of the law under which Igleslas
wits sentenced, In order that proper
amendments may bo enacted In case of
any Injustice resulting from the exer
cise of such laws.
Mr. Hnrtzell hus also urged an early
hearing of Igleslas' appeal by the su
preme court so that a. final determina
tion may bo had not only of the guilt
or Innocence of Igleslas and tho other
defendants, but of the existence or non
existence of the ltiw under which they
are churged.
He further suggests an appeal for
the amendment of the existing laws,
during the coming session of the legis
According to Report of Commission
the Federal Party Has Been Suc
cessful in Persuading Insur
gents to Surrender.
Ily Uxclusite Wire from The Associated Press.
"Washington, Dec. 18. Provision for
a permanent civil government and for
much important legislation regarding
the industrial development of the Phil
ippines is embodied in the annual re
port of the Philippine commission.
It is declared that tho Federal party
spread like wlldtlre throughout the
archipelago, and that there are few
towns in any of the provinces which
have not their Federal committees. The
members of the party were most active
and effective In inducing Insurgent
leaders to surrender. It is declared by
the commission that outside of the flvo
provinces mentioned (Batangas, Cebu,
Dohol, Samar and Mlndoro) there is
peace in the remainder of tho archi
pelago. All insurrcetors have surrend
ered and, in most of the provinces ex
cept among the Lake Moros, It is en
tirely safe during the day for travelers
unattended to go from one town to an
other. In other towns recent war con
ditions and suffering and hardship from
cattle pest and locusts have developed
ladronism. The people are friendly to
the civil government and manifest no
desire whatever for a continuance ot
the war, but only a desire for peace and
Taking the question of the political
future of the Filipinos, it is declared
that the theory upon which the com
mission is proceeding is that the only
possible method of Instructing the Fili
pino people in methods of free Institu
tions and self-government Is to inake
a government partly of Americans and
partly of Filipinos, with ultimate con
trol In American hands for some time
to come.
In Ignorance.
Less than ten pr cent of the people
speak Spanish and tho educated people,
under the influence of Spanish teach
ing have but a faint conception of real
civil liberty and the mutual self-restraints
required for Its maintenance.
The commission have nlrendy, however,
established municipal suffrage In the
pacific parts of the islands and have
limited the suffrage to those who can
read and write English or Spanish or
who own property of the value of $230,
pay an annual tax of $15 or have been
municipal officers. Thus far only 49,52.1
electors have qualified under these pro
visions out of a population of 2,t'D",S0l
In u!iO municipalities, showing only 1S.H7
electors per 1,000 Inhabitants. Tills is
only about ten per cent of the number
which would qualify with similar pop
ulation under American law. The com
mission declare that In fixing these
qualifications they followed the recom
mendations of all tho Filipinos who i
were consulted, except that there were
many who advocated a higher qualifi
cation, Many o' the common people,
tho commission believe, will be brought
within these qualifications In ono gen
eration by the widespread system of
education which Is being Inaugurated
and the electorate will thus be grad
ually enlarged. Meantime It Is pro
posed by practical lessons to eliminate
truni the minds of the more Intelligent
part of the community those Ideas of
absolutism In government which now
control and to Impress upon them the
division of powers prevailing under the
American system, For the purpose of
carrying out these views tho commis
sion outlines a project which in brief
contemplates the contlnunnco for two
years of the existing powers of tho ,
commission. inen a rcpresentattvo
government Is to bo formed ennmosed
of a civil governor, u legislative coun
cil and a popular assembly, the pow
ers of the latter being closely limited
so as to prevent it from choking tho
government In making the budget in
Ills of passion or through inexperience.
The president of the United States,
would, of com so, reserve absolute veto
power, The Filipinos should also have
the right to be represented by con
gress and the executive government at
Washington by two delegates,
The commission proposes to settlo tho
veed question of land titles by legis
lation piovldlng for tho sale of public
lands upon the homestead principle and
the payment tluough a bond issue of
the pilco of tho hinds now held by the
religious oiders. A fifty per cent, re
auction In the tariff on Philippine Im
ports Into the Halted States would, t
Is said, Increase our trade by leaps and
bounds. Other recommendations, are,
In substance, thut the present system
of timber cutthi;; under license bo ton
tlnucd; that mining ami Incorporation
laws be passed; that the commission
be permitted to confer charters upon
railroads and to aid them hy grants of
hinds or Guarantee of low Interest upon
the Investments (probably the total
obligation would not exceed $1,030,000):
that laws be passed providing for coin
age, on tho gold standard with local
sliver currency and for a system of
national banks and land mortgage
The System of Education.
A full account Is given by the com
mission of tho organization of the sys
tem of education which has been going
on so vigorously under Ur. F. W. At
kinson, the general superintendent. The
Knglish language Is the basis of all
public Instruction, and nearly 1,000
trained teachers from the United States
already have been put to work In the
towns of tho pacified provinces, Ap
plications for teachers have been re
ceived from many towns where It has
not yet been possible to send them. The
greatest eagerness is shown among the
natives to obtain a knowledge of Eng
lish and a general primary education.
In Manila secondary schools have been
established, a normal school Is engaged
In the Instruction of Filipino teachers,
and night schools are holding regular
sessions with 1.800 pupils. Manual train
ing schools and agricultural colleges
are a part of the project which is being
carried out for educating the people to
better methods of labor and production.
Keeeiitly instruction In telegraphy has
begun with the aid of thu signal de
partment of the army, and It is pur
posed to gradually transfer the tele
graphic service from the urmy to the
civil government by provinces, as young
Filipinos become sufllclently competent
to uct as operators. On the opening
day of tho normal school the number
enrolled was 450, the number eventu
ally enrolled being over 600.
First Bench Show Begins at Madison
Square Garden Prizes Taken by
Seranton Dogs.
Ily i:elusltc Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Dec. 18. The llrst bench
show of the Ladles' Kennel association
of America was begun at Madison
Suare Gardrn this morning. Among
the first prize awards today were the
Pointers, puppies, clnics and bitches, Wcsil.ike
Pa ust, We-tlakc pointer kenncb, hcranton, t'a.
itiissiiu ttolt hounds, notice clois and bitiiie.:,
It. in III, Iklward -. Klaus, Matmton. Pa.
ltustiau wolf hoands, limit dos and biL'li-s,
Bojlur, lldward 1. Knm, Matins-ton, P.i. ttolf bounds, open, doj.s, lisyiar, 1M
waid Ii. Kraul, hlatir.gtun. Pa.
Ituslan wolf iiii'i'ids, open, bitches, i,
Kilttard li. Kiiu, Sl.itiiwtou, l'.i.
Ptisslan ttolf hounds, winners, t0K!, al, bitelu's,
Natra-ala, laltvard I.. Klaus, Slutimstnn, i'a.
Cocker fpanicls, notice, dogs IS. T. I'atne's
(Kingston, Pa.) Mldkiff Otto.
Cocker spaniels', open, doss, V. T. Vajnj'.t
Chief It.
Cocker spaniel', xvintcis, dog. V. T. Payne's
Chief !!.
Pointers, notices, bitches, Westlakc pointer
kennels, Wcstlake Surprise.
Pointers, open, bitches, Westlake pointer ken
nels, Wctlnke Startle.
Cocker cpaniels, notice, bitches, first pt! W.
T. Pa.Mic's Martiea.
Ilouuh coated lollies, puppies, bitches, 1lr.
John lll.ick' (Harrisburs, P.i.) Meiry Miiel.t.
Itoutth t-oated collies, notice, bitches, Mrs.
John lllaek'a Merry Miieli,
The Body of James B. Hay Found
Buried Beside Railroad Track.
Dy Dalusite Wire fiom The Astoeiited Press.
Salt Lake, Utah, Dec. 15. The body of James
II. Hat-, (u-eietaiy of tin- l'aclilc l.iunlitr com
piny, was tod.iy found burled in a shallow trench
.ilontvide the llio firande lailrond tucks, M n
day nlulit, iUy called at the home- of Petti
M irtrnsoii, a enntraitor, and collected tl,"ii'1,
which Moitcns'ii cm id the Pacific Lumber com
pany, and which, late in the afternoon Hay had
iifusi'd to adept, not carina to leate tlut
imoi'iit in the ollkn safe at ulitht. lie a
ncelpt to Morten-iii for the money and If It tho
Uttci's house, ttlth tho reinnik lint he was K"
Im; to take the moniy to Sl.inacer llomr.ey, n
the lumber roiiipiny, Since tint time intblm;
bad l-i-n heird or seen of Hay until (ivl.iy, when
His lioilv was found. Tli money ttas cone in
Ihe of lily's was a ureat, J urged
It Is the theory rf the police that some one
saw- liar reielti' the money from Morteii-ui ami
followed whin he left the house and mutihiul
klin and buried the body In thu lia'tll.t-ihii!
In ncli.
II ly was 31 .team of nov nml was prominent in
Mormon (Inireli wotk. lie cum- lo Salt Lake
fiom Au-'tralia sereinl jeais axo.
The Police Are Without a Clue to
tho Assailant,
By Kxt-hulrc Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Die. 13. Mrs, Ada flilbcrt P:nns,
the modiste, tthn u-js assaulted In her .'ipittmciiU
early em Tuesday morftliur of last week, Is d.tlnir
and the end is cspettfd wlllilu Iwiutt-tour
hours, She has been arnusul sctcrd time, In an
i tluit to s-cuii a stiit-'iut'iit as to tthn In r j.s ill.
ant was, but she rouhl cite no n-pone,
uud it In etremel.f unlikely that a MtUuetoiy
Htitimenl can be obtained.
'I hu police :ue si III without ,i tluu a, to the
Identity of the p.-rrou who cmuillted the irluie,
Steamship ArrlvaU.
Ily I'.vlii'he Who from 'Ihe Atsotlatn! 1'iw,
Nut- V.Ik. Il.'i-. IS -iiited; llobeiollri.M,
Naples, I leaiidi l.i HreUKiie, Katie, Silled:
M. I.oti!--, S-iiithamptou; Teutonic, I.lvrrP'i ;, Antwerp. Plymouth - Art''ed'
Dciittehlanil, New- York or C'hrrboui and Hun.
burp. I.impiol Atrheili Dieauie, Net" ';.
Ilotterdam Arilted! I'otsdim, New York- tl.i
lloulouiie. Ninth impion Arriud: M. Pud,
New- Vnik. Scllly 'asedi IMlnli, Nit oik
foi llauiburi,'.
Corporations Chartered.
Py i:iluslta Wile fiom The Associated Piles.
ar,Ibuir, pee. !.--('lnitcrs Is.ued by
the ttat ilcpsi tin. nt today to the lollottliu
corporations: The V. umpum pieetric l.lirht coin,
piaiy, Wampum, hawreiur county; lupltal, f.V
U0O. ManufjcluuiD' Sipplles company, Philidel
phia; capital, a!J,m. The Wahltille Coal
company, I'.t.uis City, Ilutlir count; fjpltul
$HVA. Imiirlal Woolen company, Philadel
phia; capital. 10.U00. Pllifortli Paper company,
I'ittsbufc-; cjiiltol, ,l0,00O.
The Measure Is Passed in the
House bu a Vote ot
163 to 128.
Members McCall, Llttlefleld, Hent
wole, Eddy and Stevens Vote with
tho Democrats, While Robertson,
Davey and Brousard Join with R-
. publicans in Supporting the Mens
ure The Bill Imposes Dingley
Tariff Rates on Goods Entering
the Philippines from the United
States Duties to Be Expended fpr
the Benefit of the Islands.
Py lAclusi-.c Wile fiom The Associated Press.
Washington, Doc. IS. The bill to pro
vide revenue temporarily for the Phil
ippine islunds pas.-'ed the house todny
by a vote of IBS to 128. Five Republi
cans Messrs. Mct.'all. of Massachu
setts; Llttlefield. of Maine; Heatwolc,
Eddy and Stevens, of Minnesota, voted
with the Democrats against the b)ll,
and three Democrats Messrs. Robert
son, Davey and Brousard, of Louisi
ana, voted with the Republicans for U.
Mr, Meyer, a Democrat, of Louisiana,
was paired in favor of the bill with Mr.
Foster, an Illinois Democrat. Mr.
Warner, of Illinois, who voted against
the Porto ltlcan bill, last congress,
voted for the Philippine meaure today.
Mr. Grumpueker.'of Indiana, who also
voted against the Porto I. icon bill, was
In the course of the debate toddy,
the Democrats were several times
taunted with their failure to present
an alternative proposition for the pend
ing measure, but just before the vote
was taken on the passage of tho bill
the attitude of thu minority was de
fined In a motion to recommit, offered
by Mr. Richardson, tho minority leader.
It instructed tho ways and means com
mittee to leport the bill back amended
so as to reduce the customs and Inter
nal revenue laws of the United Stales
to a revenue busis, and to extend them
to the Philippines until the latter, with
tho aid of the United States, should be
able to set up a stable, independent
government. This proposition did not
command a ltepublican vote and the
three Louisiana Democrats above men
tioned voted against It. Mr. Meyer, of
Louisiana, was paired against it.
The speakers today were Messrs.
Hepburn (Iowa) and Dalzell (Ponna.),
for the bill, and Messrs. Henry (Texas),
Williams (Miss.), McCall (Hep., Mass.).
Greene (Pound.) and MeCellan (New
York), against. The bill passed today
Imposes the Dlngley rates on goods en
tering tho Philippines from the United
States. It also provides for the collec
tion of tonnage taxes on vessels plying
between the United States and the
Philippines, and that foreign vessels
may ply between these ports until Jan.
1, 1903. The duties and taxes collected
under the piovislons of the bill shall go
Into the Philippine treasury, to be ex
pended for the use and benefit of the
Daniel Bradburu and David Fagan
Engago in Deadly Combat.
Py P.i luite Wile fiom The Associated I'riM.
ITnionlown, Pit,, Dec. IS. Daniel
liriidburn and David Fagan fought a
duel to the death last night In a small
room of Hall's boarding house where
both men lived, Hrudburn was killed
and Fagan is in Jail with a bullet
wound in his side ftom tho effects of
which he may die.
Fagan hail accused Uradbtirn of
stealing money from him and the lat
ter went down town, purchased a re
volver and returning, challenged Fa
gan to get his gun and light It out,
Fagan Immediately went to his rooiv.
and got his revolver and the light wa?
on In deadly earnest. Mrs. Hull and
Mrs, Addis were In the room and did
what they could to stop the iitarrel
Mrs. Hall holding Fagan and Mrs. Ad
dis, Uradhuru. Mrs. Hall got a bullet
through her hand for her trouble. Shot
after shot followed until eneh man hud
emptied the live chambers of his re
volver. Uradbuiii then throw himself
across tho bed and was dead within U
minutes. Fagan left the house but re.
turned today mid gave himself up, say
ing ho was shot through the side and
was dying. The two women were par
tisans In the affair and at tho coron
er's hupiest tried to make it appear
that the other's companion was tho ag
gressor. Ilrndburn's leal name Is said
tu lie Daniel Nuse, of Cumberland, Md
Local da'. I for bee. lb, 1001)
lli.'heit uiuiratuic "- cUjrrcet
l.ottisi tiinperaturi) ,.,,,,,,,, Ij clcgreej
llelulite llumidlt;
t. n. n , 83 per cent,
S p. in G7 per cent.
Pieclpitatioii, -I hours ended 8 p. m., O.Uj !u:h,
Washington, Dec, IS. Forecast for
Thursday nml Friday i Intern Pentujl.
tjniit I'urtly aloudy and continued cold
Thin i!jy. I'rldty, threatening .t either,
pruslbly snow; wrioble winds.
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