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General Chaffee's Review Speaks
ot Their Veru Peculiar
History Affords No Parallel of a
Nation of Such Traitorous In
stincts and Such Masterful Powers
of Secrecy No Powerful State Wns
Ever Erected Upon Such Immoral
ond Unenlightened Foundations.
Recentf Executions Case of Do
Ay Inclusive Wire from The Associated I'
Washington, Dec. 19. "History af
fords no parallel of a whole people thus
practically turning war traitors, and
In the gen 'us of no other people was
ever found such masterful powers of
secrecy and dissimilation, but It Is
needless to say that no powerful state
was ever erected or ever can be erect
ed upon such Immoral and unenlight
ened foundations." This statement is
made by General Chaffee, military gov
ernor of the Phil'pplnes, in a review
of one of a number of court martial
cases in the Islands, the records of
which have been received at the war
The case which brought forth this
comment from General Chaffee was
one wherein seven natives xver tripd
jointly on a change of murder. The ac- .
cused were soldiers in the Insurgent !
army and after defeat by the Amer'can '
army in the Held abandoned even the
show of open opporltlou such as the
half uniformed guerilla bands make
nnd took up their residence at Taytay,
in Luzon, a p'acc protected by an
Amcrlcnn srarrlson, then following the
proclaimed policy of the insurgent
chlrfs, they proceeded to orr-aii'ze se
cretly a Holo band. Wh"ii authoriza
tion had been given to establish civil i
government, the band came forward ;
under the leadership of a resident padre i
nnd were elected municipal ofllcers of
Taytay. Then ensud a remarkable
attempt to serve two masters. In all
lawful matters they served with due
appearance of loyalty, the American
government, while at the same time
they labored secretly and d'llgently in
the Interests of l he Insurrection. This
dual form of irnvernirent, says General
Chaffee, existed everywhere, lit strong
ly garrisoned cities like Manila as well
ns the smallest barrio. The municipal
ofllcers of Taytay next entered upon a
series of murders and continued their
d"adly work until the grow'ng number
of mysterious disappearances led to the
discovery of the perpetrators by the !
American authorities.
"One undeniable truth," says Gen
eral Chaffee, "stands out In this cne
as In hundreds of like cases of mur
der, thnt the average native of these
Islands has not more thun the merest
rudimentary conception of his indi
vidual lights and duties n a man:
nnd no one knows this so well as the
wily chiefs who use him for their ne
farious purposes." Six of the seven
natives were sentenced to be hanged,
but General Chaffee commuted the
sentence of three of them to Imprison
ment at hard labor for life.
De Posoy's Defense.
The .seventh native. Leonardo De
Posoy, a regularly ordained priest,
asked for anil was granted a separate
trial. When Taytay was Riven a per
manent garrison of American troops,
De I'ofoy wan there In the regular
pursuit of his calling us curate of the
Pueblo. Through his advantages of
education, his spiritual relations with
the people, and his active Interest In
t-cculnr affairs, he was easily the most
lutluentlal man In the community. Ho
cultivated the good will of the Ameri
can olllcers and promised to aid thPin
In Keeping peace. Hut when the elec
tions to American civil government of
fices were held, he put forward and
caused to bo elected as president one
Caledonia Javier, whom General C'httf
teo describes as an "Illiterate nnd big
oted man," whom De Posoy well know
wok an otllcer of Insurgents and whom
ho commended to the people as the
best man for the oillcv, because nc
was "bold,"
At his trial, He Posoy, who was held
to be the chief agent In the Taytay
murders, took advantage of the loop
hole which appeared to be afforded by
his position as priest, by contending
that while the participators in the
wholesale murders In Taytay would
confess the same at confessional, ho
wa compelled by his sacred olllcu to
keep silence,
General Chaffee pronounced this de
fenso of no value, saying that "the con
fesslonal docs not lay upon any limiJi
priest or layman, the obligation of sup.
pressing Knowledge of crimes being
committed by third parties, tho con
summation of which could have been
prevented without violating the secrecy
of the confessional."
In this particular case, It Is stated,
tho knowledge of the crimes was
brought directly to tho priest's notice
and was not gained through the con
fessional. General Chaffee confirmed
the sentence of death Imposed by the
court-martial which tried Do Posoy, but
commuted tho sentence to twenty years'
llmprlsonmcnt at hard labor, "out of
litis respect for his calling and for the
urcat religious organization of which
lio Is a most unworthy member." Said
icnerul Chaffee, In concluding his re-
lew; "No person living lit these lnl.
kds can be permitted to plead his
fce, however sacred or exalted, as a
loctlou for crimes committed."
Representative Jenkins of Wiscon
sin Introduces a Bill.
Ily Exclusive Wiie from The Associated TrcM.
Washington, Dec. 19. Representative
Jenkins, of Wisconsin, who proposed a
constitutional amendment to control
trusts, In the last congress, today In
troduced a measure of similar char
acter, providing for u constitutional
titncndnicnt providing that "congress
shall have power to regulate connnei co
in the United States.
"All private corporations, co-partnerships
and joint stock companies In the
United States shall be under the con
trol of congress.
"Congress shall have power In the
United States to regulate, control, pro'
hlblt and dissolve all contracts and
combinations in restraint of trade or
"In absence of legislation by congress
pursuant to this article, all powers con
ferred upon congress by this article
may bi exercised by the several states."
Big Consumers Are Begging Ship
pers to Supply Them Railroads
Appropriate Small Cars.
By K.-iclushc Wac from The Associated Press.
Chicago, Dec. If'. Chicago is f.tnrini;
n coal famine In the face, and 15 de
grees below aero are predicted by tho
weather bureau within -I hours.
Throughout the entire city big .eo-i-taimcrs
of hard and soft coal ore bcr
glng shippers to supply but without
avail. Tho severe weather and the
foods throughout the coal mining cV.s
trlcts have tied up railroads to such
an extent that bhlpnioiit is almost Im
possible. To add to the serious shortage rail
road companies are exerting their pre
rogative of confiscating car lots of
ccal as fust as they arrive hero and
are putting them to their own use.
Large business houses and suffering
severely for the want ot coal ami many
concerns ate hampered by reason of
insutllelont steam power Today many
owners of large buildings were besieg
ing coal dealers and begging that they
be supplied with enough coal to tide
over the zero weather.
Special Order Is Made for Consider
ation of the Nicaragua Canal
Eill in House Jan. 7.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dee. 1U. In tho absence of Mr.
I'lye. of Maine, pro tern, Mr. Perkins, of Cali
fornia, presided over today's session of tho cn
The Mil temporal Ily to provide revenues for
the Philippine in'and-;. which was passed li the,
hou-e yesterday was referred to the committal!
on the? Philippines. At 12,t0 the &cnalc, on mo
tlmof Mr, Male, went into cveeutlva sesilou,
and at 1 p. m. adjourned until J.m. C, llKri,
before the hou-e ai'Jouincd today out the
holh'.iy Iciosv a .-pedal order win nude for tie
i-oiwderath.n of the Nhai.uu.1 bill bei;in
iilni on Tuwday, ,ljn. 7, and to continue un
til the hill is di.piv.ed "f, tho older, not, bow
(vcr, to Intetfer.' -.villi menu-' or nppioprlathn
Mill The .Siiou of the limtvj was htlef, lie
major p-iltion of the time beliie; occupied by
Mr. DcAlimuicI, of Missouri, in Iil.ll.ln- .1 pel
tonal explanation io;.',iii!ii-.r reports ciniil.iled
in Ids ill.-liid coiicc-mliicr his inuise in the
t t of tin extension f th. iiual free dtllwi.v.
Mr, D.'Aimui'il, mild Mnti-uuiits had lien male
that he had nitlnn upon rural five ddively mill
mutes he'd up while he was In the Philippines,
hut tlu-e who had made stall ilatuim nU
had lied, lie ileohued tint the post office clepi'.t
inent h'ld not tieated him In ,t tnanlv wav.
Mr. PeAimond hutted that liN letter to tho
pootmastci had l.een held up and In the
course of his minus said lie wondered If the
postmaster (,' who wa, leaving tho depart
ment was dolus: so bee-aim- he wis weary cf tr.v
lug to fclve the rural free dt lively patronise
problem. He a.-,oih'd tint the course cf the
ilrp.iitmcnt w.n In the interest of certain Iiowm
In Missouri.
No in linn w.h taken on his bUtrmcnf,
Allci tin1 aineiiii'iit lor the rnidi ration of
the Ntc.ilJKiM eantl hill inter the holidiy l-e.-n
the liouu lit 12,11 i.djouriicd until Jan, V, ltm.!.
Prisoners May Pait Their Hair.
Ily Cxtlu.'lu1 Wire from The .Uioel.ilcd Press,
Albany. P,c. ID. -Supirli lindiiit of Slate I'lls.
phi t Villus K-ned an nuli-r lodiy piohlblllnr the
rutllm; of convict' lull- with clipper, and d.
iic-tlnir tint prisoners In- pirmllted to wear tiulv
hair of null luu-ili us t f able to rare It
ploieil.v. Then luive lein ladlejl chanei in
dlM-lplliie In the New Voil; tlate (iilsniis In If.
i cm jcars, Mr, Colliui t.iya Hut these ihuuej
iiiii-I nut 1 1- uiideislood us ,i lelixatiori of dis
cipline. Mine Workers Arrested.
Ily llxi'Iimho Wire fioiu 'he Ansoelalcd I'icsi.
Mjdlsontllle, in,., per, ii.-VK-n I'lci'ih-nt lub.v, of the I'lilMd .Mine Wmliein 01 ,n-i i,
'I'n.iilyililid illstrh-t, v.n uiic sl,-J a-. Ic wu
client to board a train todiy lor lien lio;i,, Wood, lil-.'in.'i r ami oilier union nun
weie indh-Uil by the Wilntci- county .'land Jury
at llhoii .wvliTilay u InlUK aiccssoiies hemre
the fact for imuder In the recent luiu.-iY liut.
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Steamship Arrivals.
Ily Kxelutlw! Wire from 'Ihe Ainoclatcsl I'nvi,
Xi-w Virh, Dee. 19. Alllvcili (hrmaiilc,
ill'ool. Hailed! I J Iheluxne, llavie, N'jplej.--Aiihidi
Allen, .New vrk lor ll--mu. Ilainbiii-
Aiiivi-d: Deiilscldand, New Voili. I(ur.'i,
lowii Sallcsli M.ic.,tie, (tiom l.lceipool), N'cw
Yolk. I.laid l'.isedi l.'Aijultalne, N'cw Vmlc
for llatie. Sellly l'xssedi Kilser Wllliclm Per
(iionse, New Verk hi Hitmen.
Appointed Domestic Prelates.
Ily i:clusiw- Wire from The Avsoolated 1'icss.
JUnlsburs, Dec. 10. hmlit llev. John W.
Sluiulun this alternooii incih) public? the lc:t
that u rlet o Iairiliuru', the Uev. W.
('. I'ieper, pa.tuv of ihe Holy 'filnlty churcn of
Columbia, a been tppoLnted doincvtlo p-ehta
by the pope. f a
And the Philadelphia Auctioneer
Announced No Sale.
Ily KjcIihIvo Wire from The Associated t'icss.
Philadelphia, Dec. 19. The old 1'nltcd
States mint site on Chestnut street, be
low Uroad, was offered for sale at auc
tion this afternoon, but no genuine bids
were received. Secretary of the Treas
ury Lyman J. Gage was present. He
declined to say anything concerning
tho attempted sale.
When the site was offered by the auc
tioneer, two voices In the crowd bid a
million and a half dollars, but as they
were below the upset price of two mill
ion dollars, set by the government, no
attention was paid to them. The auc
tioneer then announced no sale. Secre
tary Cage repaired to the Union league,
where he was the guest of the president
of that organization.
Suggests the Southern Apalachinn
Region a Proper Locality for a
Hardwood Beserve.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. ID. President ltoose
velt today sent to . congress a letter
strongly commending the plan for a
national forest reserve In the .South
ern Apalachtan region. The letter ac
companied the report of the secretary
of agriculture on this subject. Tho
president states that the facts set forth
an economic need of prime Importance
to the south, and hence to the nation
as a whole, and they point to the ne
cessity of protecting, through wise use,
a mountain region whose influence
flows fur beyond Its borders with the
waters of the rivers to which It gives
After referring to the marvelous vari
ety and richness of plant growth In this
region, the president says it is unsur
passed for purposes of a hardwood re
serve, and he earnestly commends the
project to congress.
The Artie Explorer Has Established
a Camp on the Nerpenskya
By Kxclutfro Wire from The Associated PrcM.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 19. Baron Toll,
the arctic explorer, telegraphing via
Yakootslc, East Siberia, says his winter
quarters have been established on the
Nerpenskaya coast, in tho neighbor
hood or the Lena Delta, and that nn
observation station has been opened at
Kotelnys (Kotelnltch) islands.
During the summer the expedition
reached latitude 77.32 In the New Siberia
Karon Toll Is tho leader of an expedi
tion to explore the New Siberia islands.
It was intended to spend last winter on
the Talmyu peninsula and, if possible,
to circumnavigate thu Islands during
the summer.
Contractor Mortenscn Arrested on
Suspicion No Trace of Money.
By i:cluslve Wire from The Associated I'rciu.
Salt Lake, Utah. Dec. 19. Tho mys
tery of the death of James It. Hav,
secretary of the Pacific Lumber com
pany, whose body was found yesterday
burled In a. shallow trench In a field on
the outskirts of the city, remains un
solved. No trace of the $n,S00 which
he is said to have collected from Peter
Jlortensen, a contractor, on Monday
night, has been found.
Mortenscn, who was arrested yester
day on suspicion of complicity In the
evident murder of young Hay, still
stoutly denies his guilt or any knowl
edge whatever of the way In which Hay
met his death. Mortenscn asserts he
will bo able to prove a perfect alibi,
A Dozen or More Passengers Are
Injured in an Accident on the
Pittsburg and Erie.
By r.xtlusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Sharon, Pit,, Dec, 19, An accident oc
curred on the Pittsburg, Uessemer and
Lake Erie railroad todoy, by which a
dozen passengeis were more or less In
jured, none, howover, fatally. Those
most seriously hurt nre;
l'ranl; Davy, icsld.u'u not known; i-calp cut,
iujuieil internally, taken to li'-.-plul at Mir-
(iconic Mahoney, Sharon, travclliitr .salcvuin,
Icks unci left ld.' cut.
Mid, Kllzahc-th Haywood, of Mticcr, ulihv, of
loiiiur State Tiv.iuirr 1), J, llaywocd, tut
on body, not K-rlously,
Thoro were ninny persons painfully
cut by Hying glass and bruised by lie
lug thrown agulust tho seats in the
ear. The accident occurred at Hous
ton Junction, u short illstauco from
.Mercer, Tho train wits being shifted
from a switch to thu main lino.
All the coaches on the train passed
safely over the switch except one, a
day coach, It Jumped' the rails, Jolted
over the ties a short illstauco ami
then turned completely over, rolling
against u locomotive that was slaud
lug on a side Muck. All tho passen
gers were hurled from their seats and
the car was badly wrecked,
Big Pire at Huntingdon,
Ily I'.xcluslvu Wiie fumi The Atowiatcd Press.
Iluullnirdon, li., .-c. i. r'iio tonlrht c!e.
ttioycd the opera lioiu-o block, inclu'lln the
Jtoics if A. K Mullln, C, (. t.-ad, cliuec;l.t;
. V. Yodel, noveltlc.; .1. II. I'oit, .oiilnih u
cr, -and the A(i dep.iiinieiil ttoic. I.os-, 'rl-'V
000; paillally insured.
fc'ewall's Condition Critical.
By Kxclutho Wire- from Tho Associated Tret.
Camden, X. J,, Pee. Ill 'Ihe condition ( I'ni
ted Statu Senator William ,1. hcwell tiriljjht ic
critical, lie hid u blnUiij,- t-pell late UiU utter
Boon. His family aud two po)ielau ;'im iu
mutant uttciiiiancc.
fln Abstract of the Address Before
tlie New York Bankers'
The Weakness of Our System, He
Says, Is in the Isolation and in
the Entire Separatencss of the
Individual Rnnk3 Over tho Coun
tryMr. Gage Urge3 n Eeform of
the Currency System Along Lines
Outlined in His Report to Con
gress. by Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pfesj,
New York, Dee. 19. The secretary
of the treasury, Lyman J. Gage, was
the guest of honor nnd the principal
speaker at the annual banquet of
Group S of the New YTork State Ban
kers' association, held tonight at the
"Waldorf- Astoria. Nearly five hun
dred members of the association and
their guests were present. George F.
Laker, president of the First National
batik, acted us toastmaster. Uesides
Secretary Gage, the speakers weie:
Kx-Speaker Thomas 15. Iteed, the Ilex.
Dr. Donald Sage Muckay, x-.Iudgu
Henry K. Ilowland aud Amos Parker
"Wilder. The toasts to which the re
sponded were, respectively: "Business
and Legislation," "The Corporate Con
science and the Men Who Help io
Make It," "Lawyers and Financiers."
and "The West and the Money Power."
It was 10 o'clock when Mr. Gngo
arose to speak, and he was heartily
greeted by the diners.
Secretury Gage said in part:
"It is a strange anomaly that while
In nearly every other department of
life Improvement Is the Indispensable
rule, in the great field of banking,
finance and exchange, we go en with
an Indifferent regard to the handicap
Imposed by defective methods and dis
miss with little consideration sugges
tions, which, if adopted, would ad
vance society and business affairs in
the great economic -field of Industry
and exchange. The evidences of im
provement in all other departments of
life nre manifest on every hand. Old
machinery is thrown away."
"In my late report to congress," Mr.
Gage continued, "I took occasion to call
attention to the subject ot banking and
currency, to point out what I believe
to be defects In both, and to suggest
sonic improvements In each which I
believe are absolutely necessary In or
der to put us Into safe and strong com
petitive relations with those better
equipped than wo are in that system
of machinery by which credit Is mado
as useful as capita!, and by which
the products of human industry are ex
changed for each other. I want to ex
cite in your minds an interest In the
great subject.
"In the report referred to attention
was called to what I consider the fun
damental weakness of our banking sys
tem in tho United States. There was
explained the function tho bank per
forms ns an intermediary through
which credit is made available to
production and Industry and thus
given n power scarcely less great than
the power of cnpltal Itself. An effort
was made to show, In the words of a
very clear writer upon the subject of
banking, that the bank Is an institu
tion to 'swap' Its credit for the credit
of other members of the community,
which, except for the ofllcers of the
bank, would be not available for tho
uses of life; and, in parsing tills point,
lot me repent a suggestion made a day
or two since by a gentleman who said
the nomenclature of the street ought to
bo changed. 'Wo read all tho time,'
ho said, 'of the rates for money. To
day money Is quoted at 2 per cent., to
morrow :i, and next day G; to be fol
lowed perhaps by a rate as high as 10
or 12; and people become alarmed about
the seareUy of money as Indicated by
these high rates, when substantially
there has been no change In the vol
ume, either in tho hands of the people,
or remaining under tho control of the
banks. What ought to be quoted Is
not money but credit. What Is tho
price of credit, stated In the terms of
Interest? It Is credit that Is getting
dllllctilt, not nctual money that is be
coming scarce,'
Weakness of Our System,
"Tito weakness of our banking sys
tem Is In the Isolation and entire sep
iiratencss of the Individual b.uiKs over
the country. When a period of dis
trust or doubt comes over the land,
there Is it welting of personal safety
through that general Instinct of self
preservation, which drives men In a
confused ipnes over each other at tho
cry ol 'lire' In the theatre, I ventured
to suggest a system of coalition be
tween Individual members of the haul;
lug community through the country
Into one central Institution, with con
venient branches In the larger cities, In
which all banks should be related or
Interested, according to their individual
lvlntlvo Importance, and width In a
certain sense should represent to tho
banking Interests of tho country what
tho federal government represents In
our politic itl system. Oreat prejudice,
( know, exists against tho aggregation
of great wealth In tho hands of lew
men. Happily It Is the law of nature
that larger gains and better advant
ages can be secured to aggregated
wealth by serving faithfully tho com
mon Interests than by exploiting the
community through a system of theft
and robbery,"
The secretary urged that there be a
reform of tho currency system of the
nation along the lines outlined In his
report to congress, and declared that
no time is more favorain than thu
present for the judicious revision of thu
laws. Ho told ot the reduction of tho
Interest charge on the uatlouul debt,
and commenting upon it, said:
"The cash under the control of the
government In larger than at any previ
ous time In Us history, so large, indeed,
as to cause anxiety In your minds and
In the minds of those more Immedi
ately responsible for government
llnances. Tho financial strength of
tho government Is now unsurpassed.
Other nations, struggling with debt or
Involved In the enormous expenditures
Incidental to actual war or In the
maintenance of great armies, look with
envious eyes upon tho happy condition
of this people. Hut times chunge, events
succeed events, and the brightness of
the sun today Is often obscured by tho
clouds that arise tomorrow. In periods
of strength and prosperity it Is the
part of wisdom to make provision
against possible future periods ot stress
and strain,"
Thinks Success Will Depend Upon
the Men Who Are Yet to
Be Selected.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
Cleveland, O., Dec. 19. P. M. Arthur,
grand chief of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, when asked to
night what ho thought would be the
effect on strikes ot the labor conference
In New York, said;
"I have very little to say In regard
to tlte conference, t want to wait and
see what they do before I express an
opinion. The principle of arbitration,
on which their plan Is based, Is all
right. I have always been an advocate
of arbitration.
"Whether this attempt to apply suc
ceeds or not will depend altogether on
the kind of men who are chosen to hold
the decisive votes. If they select men
who are familiar with the situation to
hold the balance between the employers
and the leaders of the employed, they
may -be successful. Those twelve men
xvho make the third of that proposed
board must be men xvho do understand
what they are dealing xvlth, or their
I xx-ork will amount to nothing.
I "The Idea of bringing the employer
I and the employe together is a good one.
I have always believed that the two
should cet closer. The best remedy for
trouble is In nn honest nppl'catlon of
the golden rule on both sides. If that
is even attempted by both tho parties
to a disagreement the result must bo
at least some modification of their dif
ferences. The best thing to do Is to
wait aid let the result of the movement
Inaugurated by the conference prove
xvhnt measures or success will attend
the nexv plan."
Max Hayes, a prominent locul social
ist characterized the conference as
I humbug and states that no xvorklntr
men of Cleveland take any stock in it.
He suys that Its purpose Is political
and thnt Nexv York city x-as chosen as
a place of meeting so that It xvould be
glvpn more publicity than If held else-
, where.
Wu Ting-fang Among tho Guests at
a Banquet in Commemoration of
Signing of John Jay Treaty.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Kansas City, Ho., Deo. 19. Five hun
dred people sat down tonight at the
seventh annual banquet of the Com
mercial club of Kansas City, held in
commemoration of the signing of tho
John Jay treaty. It was the most elab
orate affair In the history of the club
and one of the largest ever held In the
city. Wu Ting-fang, tho Chinese min
ister, xvas among thu guests.
"When Mr. Wu entered thu great ban
quet hall he was accorded a most en
thusiastic reception, half a thousand
men rising and waving a welcome xvlth
miniature Chinese Hags.
Toasts were responded to ns follows:
"Trade itelatlons with China." Wu
Ting-fang; "Thu United States Army,"
Hon, Arthur MacArthur; "The Louisi
ana Purchase," F. W. Lehman, of St.
Louis; "The Old Flag and the New,"
Hon. John M. Allen, of Mississippi.
Edward G. Glennon Indicted
Neglect of Duty.
liy K.xelusive Wire from The Associated Press,
New York, Pec. 19. The case of
I Police Warden ICdward G. Glennon, of
tho Thirtieth street, or "tenderloin"
I'ollca station was begun before He
corder Golf In the court of general ses
sions today. Glennon was indicted for
neglect of duty In falling to suppress
an alleged disorderly house in West
L'Urd street.
Tho statu called witnesses to provn
that the house xvas u disorderly one
I and that Glennon had been ordered to
closo it. Thu court ordered '.hat the
jury bo locked up for the night, Glen-
ti.,,1 cc-iiu M.ttit lie tilt. nnmt In 111..
! Tombs until morning.
Bookkeeper Arrested.
Ily llxdiudvo lie from The .taoutatdl l'i"
N'cw Yolk, Pec, 111, fhailes I', Chipp, I'.-iuicr.
ly a luukktrpi-r In the oll'.cc ol the collector of
u.-wmcnts and aile.uv, a hiamh of the ioiiip
tlollu'ii cfllce, was t'lic-tcd todiy, ch-a.-ed with
th? 1.IIICII.V of is-.'.".,, 'I hit Is tin- l'Cvi!I.J
ch.iruc, hut alleitc-d piiulatioM s lliipp ii-.-it.
t'.ate i .11,000, It li laid, aud povlhly inuih iii-mc,
The aucst u.u uijile at the in.-MMe of the 'I li
nk! .iltoriic; 'n uliUc,
Euglish Lawyer's Mis-approprlationa
by Uxcliislve Wire from The Aoeijlci I'teti.
London, Dee. !. Aitlnir Btopford l-'ranrU, .1
lavvjrr, who, until iiccidl.v, had .1 number cf
wealthy and Jiistocratlc iliciit, v.n jrrc-ti-,1 to
day on a win-nut ciuiuiiic; him ulili uri.ip;m
prlatlnLT .t'.Vmt) cf tnut tunds hi-ioiiqluc to tho
I'oiuite's of Orkney. .Iu..t juior t lib wit
IViiniU had appealed III ll.u haukiitpti.v cmii'l,
where Id exjuiiii'Khn lil.ciuwd an Indchtcd'ioi
of C7S,, ultli aiii"ts iv,t limited ut XI'V").
Corporations Chartered.
Ily Exclusive vlie fiom The A-nodjted 1'iej.
lUrrh-bury. I We, Ui.--tiijittis were p-ajul 31
tin- state dopJiliiMit today jv tollous- The Al
;ohl Tralll-J company, Arnold; capital, c.ica
The Atirum "oi .Stove cciiipiiiy, I'hlladdph'j;
capital, IW,0"1. Columbia lanid c-omiunv,
rilUburtfi capitut, .fl.WO. Tho llaiutor Flrni
tuul Slate company, llangor; capital, ?1U,0W.
The Navy Has not Yet Propared
Its Answer to Bill of
Uy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 19. Tho navy de
partment has not yet prepared Its an
swer to the bill of objections filed yes
terday by counsel for Admiral Schley,
hut It Is so far advanced that It will be
reudy for delivery tomorrow, Captain
Lemly nnd Solicitor Hauna having
glx-en a good part of today to the work.
The following letter today was ad
dressed to Admiral Schley:
Navy Department, Office of the Secretary.
Pear Sir; The department has received your
communication of IStli Inst, wherein you Fluto
that If n protest Is filed by Hear Admiral W. T.
.Samn-on, relative to the c;ue.tloii of the com
mand of the naval forces during the battle of
Santiago and credit for tho vlctoty won in the
battle, you be accorded an opportunity to pre
teivt through jour counsel oial .ircrumcnt against
Mich protest.
In reply you nre Informed that when soih
protest is received jou will be advised of the
department's cnncliistoiu.
Voars ictpettfully.
(Signed) .Mm U. I.oli;?.
Itear Admiral W. S. S-h'.ev.
Ten Men Burned to Death
and Four Are Badly
By Kxclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Pittsburg, Dec. 19. Ten men xvurc
burned to death and four Injured by
an explosion of gas at the Soho fur
nnce of Jones & Laughlln. Ltd., In
Second ax'cnuo, near Brady street, to
day. The explosion xvas caused by a
slip in the furnace, the gas and flumes
belching upward through the bell. The
men were on the furnace platform,
elghty-flve feet above ground.
The Dead.
AXDItKW SI'.III, 20 years old, slf.srlc.
(ilCOIKil-: SIIISl'bK, 2S, vifc and two children.
(ir.onoi-: skmaoo, :j. tinjie.
MiniAHb MII.O. 22. single,
MICHAKii (JASUOVICU, 2(1, wife and three chil
dren. JOHN JIAZBY, :!7, wife nnd three children.
.10I1.N KKRKfKK, 22. klnsle.
JOSKPII ritAXKOWiCZ. 211, single.
JOIIX KI.OtllAXKA, 2(1, (.incur.
r.i'.OItlii: VAUl.O. Sii, wife and thrco children.
t The Injured.
John Yonshow, 21, tlncle; not expected to le
cover, frlitlilfiilly bmncil utiout face and body.
John Sibolete, 2ft; not expected to recover,
burned all over bedy.
Michael I'rtMvlcli, 2H, will recover.
John TroloA-;-.
There x-ere nineteen men on the fur
nace xvhen the explosion occurred. Fif
teen of them were caught In the flames.
Two of them escaped with slight In
juries. The other four xvere the reg
ular men employed as top fillers and
escaped without Injury.
Tho explos'on was caused by the gas
becoming encased in a crust of cinder
forming at the bottom of the furnace.
A xvheelburrow containing ore had been
sent up to the men nnd xvhen they went
to dump It into the bell of the furnace
they pushetl it over too far and It rolled
Into tho hopper. The barrow weighed
nine hundred pounds and was too heavy
for the four men to raise. The flf to. n
laborers, all Hungarians, xvere then
sent up to assist them. Had it not
been for the barrow accident, no one
would have been hurt, P'i the regular
men know how to protect themselves
at such times, ns similar explosions are
of frefuent occurrence.
The most distressing feature of the
disaster was the burning of FranKo
w'less. He was seen by tho thousands of
people xvho were on their way to xvork,
to run to tho platform railing nnd leap
into tho nlr. He was a mass of tlames
as he xvhlrled through the nlr. He
fell on the stock yard shed and liter
ally burned to death before the eyes of
the crowd tlfty feet below who had no
way to reach htm. Tho residents of
Second avenue who saw the accident
say It wits too horrible to describe.
When the explosion occurred, burn
ing heaps of cinders settled around the
men almost knee deep. Their shrink
were terrible, and their frantic ef
forts to save themselves were pitiful
In tho extreme.
Dr. Charles Henry Brent a Bi6hop,
Ily KacIiisIvc Wire from The Associated Pic-s,
lloton. Pee. ID, The Uev. Dr. Charles Ib'iiry
Ilrent, cf hit. Stephen' church in thU city, was
today c-oiisccratc-d the ilrt blihop of the I'mtiV.
ant 'i:pasipal church in the Philippine Ulands.
Tim ccicinony took place in Kiiiinamwl chinch and
was alteiulc-d by clcc-u liuhou, ltd of the loner
clciirv and a laiitci number of tho liity, IIMup
Hit ut v-ill not leave oi the Wand, -intll next li.
Cadets Abolish Hazing,
ll.v r.M-hi.lvc Wiie from Tim .Wocialcd l'iv,
Pclmlt, Mich., Pes-. )!, The cadeu of lha
MlchlitJii Mlblaiy academy, ut (iivhiid lak-,
today uliiiit.irlly and unanimously adopted loo
luti.i'n.s .iiiollhlm; hazlm; and laK'tflm; in ill
form.-). Kvcry cadet in the school lcjned thu
revolutions ulilcli are timCur to llio advpli-d
tonic time iiu by the cadets at West Point.
Bill to Pension Mrs. McKinley,
Ily Kxehwive Wire from The Awoclalcil 1'icm.
Washington, I've. l'- -Snutor lhiiuu todiy
Introduced a bill m'.iutlna- u peit-I'm of t.Vlal
to .Mrs, McKlnlex, widow M the late pii.d"nt.
A bill was Inliodueed by Mr. l'cinoc Kvivlrs;
the Kinde cf vice admiial of the navy, and pn
iiiollnc Admirals Simpson and Scnley and Cap
tain (Tuk t that rani;.
Pennsylvania Pensions.
Ily Kxclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Pc. 19. Pension were itranted
to I'.dwaid K. Aifiicvv, ef Uraiuje, fil; William
S. joiico, of fc'crautuii, fS.
North and South Bound Train
Gome Tooetlicr Head-on
Near Uplands
Both Engines Are Demolished and
the Baggage, Smoking and Chair
Cars of the North Bound Train
Aro Burned Accident Bue to Fail
ure of Engineer Coffey of th
North-Bound Train to Follow Out
His Orders Txvo Physicians on
Trains Attend to the Injured.
By KxeluaivcWire from The AisocUlecl I'rcsi.
San Francisco, Dec. 19. North and
soutli bound Southern Pacific coust
limited trains, running between this
city and Los Angeles, came together
In a head-on collision at Uplands early
this morning. A fireman, baggageman
and express messenger xvere killed ami
twenty-live passengers xvere more or
leBs Injured, probably none fatally.
The Bead.
A. I'llKbl'S, mcsseiifrcr Welh Fargo
W. GARLAND, fireman on south bound train.
TIRUtliim, luKirtifcnian.
The Injured.
John Jordan, Horbcter, X. V,, bruited on lioail
Oeonje Meeker, Bradford, S. P., blight ly cut ore
A. S. Wokrfield, Hiram, Ohio, hand cut.
Charles Wasson, Tranquility. Ohio, shaken up.
Sirs, (iertnide Stewart, Heller, (Vol., brulwd over
eye and neck sprained.
Engines Bemolished.
Both engines xvere demolished and
the baccacn and smoklncr nnd chair
I cars ot tho north-bound train xvern
burned. None of the passengers or
' cars of the south-bound train xvere in
jured. Tho only passengers hurt xvero
those in the smoking and day coaches
of the north-bound train. In the smoker
x-ere half a dozen Italian laborers. Four
of them xvere badly bruised and scalded
by escaping steam.
The accident xvns due. the railway
oflicluls say, to the failure of Engineer
ColTey, of the north-bound train, to fol
low out his orders, xvhtch Instructed
him to xvalt at a siding at Uplands
until the south-bound passed. Instead
of waiting, the train passed the siding
at the rate of thirty miles.
Half a mile beyond It ran into the
south-bound, xvhlch was coming ut an
equal rate of speed. Just as the en
gines came together tho crews Jumped
for their llx'es, all escaping except
Fireman Garlan. As he xvas about to
leave, the locomotive overturned and
he was caught beneath Its mass. The
engineers of both trains before jump
ing reversed their engines nnd set tho
brakes. In the fire which resulted, part
of the mail and a number ot express
packages were burned.
Among the passengers there happened
to be txvo physicians, and the Injured
received prompt attention,
The Kanawha Bell a Total Wreck.
Eight Roustabouts Browned.
Ily exclusive Wiie from The As-orlated Prchs.
Charlestown, W. Vn Dec. 19, The
steamer Kanawha Itell, which runs be
tween Charlestown and Slontgomery,
wentvejyer lock No. 8 nt Pann Creek on
her down trip tonight, broke In two
and is a total wreck, Light of tho
crew, all deck hands and roustabouts,
were droxvned. The ofllcers of the boat
xx'ore saved but some of them had nar
row escapes. The river has been high
for several days.
There was a furious current at the
lock and the pilot was unable to con
trol the boat on approaching It. The
steamer Calvert went to the rescue of
the survivors and brought them to this
i ,. . n i .. i
The Breaking of Ground for St.
Louis Exposition.
Ily r:cliuive Wire irom The AuMeiatcd I'rcw.
St. Louis. Dec, 19. IJecause of the
unusual severity of tho weather, It wns
decided to abandon the parade feature
of tint ceremonies attending the break
In" of ground on the world's fair site
tomorrow. The board of directors will
go to tlm grounds in carriages and per
ioral the ceremony of breaking ground,
Later In the afternoon public cere
monies will be held, and it hamiuet vll'
be held in the evening.
Fire Near Eiie Basin,
Ily Inclusive. Wire fiom The Associated Pre.
.Vevv York, pee. 111. 'Ihe- pUnt of the .Mat inn.
Mamilactuiliiit lompany funllnir cm Uric biiln.
Brooklyn, vvaf cleslr-id by lire today anil .laine.s
Hall, an ac-d lb.ner, perbhed in the Ilii'U-..
'Ihe Hie (tinted hi u hlcr tank of ciud- (tl)ic-ilix-,
and ruiiimiiiilcitliiit: I" olhcr chemicals there wis
a M-rhw ot c.iploidoiH. Tho low tharcd l ihv
Maiiou .Maiiuficliului; cmip.uiy and the Belli
estate totalled t5,00n,
Loral cliti for Pec. 19, 1901:
Highest Ic-mpciatuic ,,.,,,,,.., 10 clctjn
l.owet fciuiciatuiii ,,,,, ,,,,, 13 denreei
Itelative Humidity;
S u. a ...,,,,,.,,,,,. SS per cci.t.
s. p, m , ,,,,.,,,,,,, M per rent.
Piccipltallon, 21 hours ended 8 p. lit, none.
4- i
-f Washington, Pee. 19. Forecast for I'rb
-f- day and Saturday; Uateiu IVumMcaiij 4-
-f I-'alr and continued cold r'rldjy and .
4- Saturday; light northwesterly winds. -i-
' f