Newspaper Page Text
THE ONLV jvIUAN'TON TAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD
SCKANTON, lAM SATURDAY iWOKNJNG, DECEMBER 2.1, 1901.
WANT LAWYERS TO
Schleu's Counsel to Make This Re-
diiest of tlie President I!
ROTEST FILED BY
It Points Out That the Comments of
Admiral Dewey on the Question of
Who Wns in Command nt Santiago
Arc Out of Place Because Not Cal
led for in the Precept and Also
Because the Court Refused to Per
mit Sampson's Counsel to Introduce
Evidence Bearing on That Point.
Both the President, the Navy De
partment and the Court3 have
Held That S.impson and Not Schley
Was in Cjmmand The Controveisy
Hi Kveltisiie ire firm 'Hit Associated i'rrs
Washington, Dec. 20. Karly in the
fltiy Admiral Schley became aware of
the fact that the protest of Stnylon ami
Campbell, on behalf of Admiral f-'amp-son,
the text of which appears below,
luid reached Secretary hong, and he
made a request of the secretary to be
furnished with an olllclal copy of the
protest, but was, informed that, as the
protests of both the admirals at that
time were being' considered by the
judge advocate general, the secretary
could not take Immediate action on the
request. Secretary Long went over to
the white house some time before the
cabinet meeting, anil it is understood
took with him the two documents.
In the event that Secretary Lour ap
proves the recommendation of Captain
Lenily and Mr. Ilanna, it is stated upon
reliable authority that the suggestion
will bo made to the president by Ad
miral Schley's counsel that ho appoint
a board of three eminent lawyers, one
to be selected by himself, and one each
to be selected by Admiral Schley and
Admiral Sampson, this board to weigh
the evidence and report to the presi
dent. It Is said there are a number of
precedents for such action.
Judge Advocate Lemly and Solicitor
Hanna this afternoon submitted to Sec
retary Long their report upon the bill
of objrc"ms tiled by Admiral Schley,
tliiougli his counsel, to the findings of
the Schley court of inquiry. In sub
stance tills report Is an argument sup
plementary to the argument made by
the writers befoie the court of Inquiry.
The principal points are an insistence
upon their contention that the first re
port Is the unanimous report of the
court of Inquiry: that the court was
Justified in i ejecting Admiral Schley's
evidence by the number of witnesses
who took issue with him, and that there
is no sufllcient reason fur a re-opening
of the case as lequested by Admiral.
Schley. Seen tary Long has not acted
upon the report yet, but is expected to
do so tomonow. If adopted, the report
will he forwarded to Admiral Schley.
SAMPSON ENTEES PEOTEST.
His Counsel Pilo Spirited Objections
to Dewey's Findings.
By KxcluMti! Wire from 'I lie As'oelatcd IMoas.
Washington, Dec. 20. The objection
nf Hear Admiral W. T. Sampson o
that portion of Admiral Dewey's report
of the Schley court of inquiry In whirl
the admiral says that Rear Admiral
Schley, being in command at the battle,
off Santiago, wus entitled to the credit
lor tho victory, was tiled with Secre
tary Long today. Tho document Is us
New York, Dec, lit.
Sir: Ah counsel tor I tear Admiral
Sampson, wo have thu honor to request
that the department, for tlie reasons
below stated, stilke out or spoelilcally
(llrnppruvc, that portion or Admiral
Dewey's opinion filed In coiuuelliii
with the proceedings of the Schley
coiu t of Inquiry in which he stales his
lews to be that Commodore Schley
was In absoluto command at the niual
battle oif Santiago.
I. Coinniudore Schley was not In
command at that battle,
-'. The president of tho United States
and tho navy department had decided
, That Admiral Sampson was in com
mand at tlu-t battle, and L'oiuniodom
Schley second In command.
!!. The qiiesllou as to who commanded
hi .Santiago was not referred to tho
court for consideration, and evldenco
hearing on the point was excluded,
Coininodoto Schley was not 111 com
mand ul that battle.
(11) Thu disposition of the forces at
the beginning of the battle, according
to Commodore, Schley's own statement,
places Admiral Sampson In iniiunaml.
The Hrooklyn and Vixen were Hip
western-most ships of the duet; the
Indiana and Cllout ester wuro the east
ernmost. Tho New York was iieaui'
both of thu latter than was the
Hrooklyn, and notably at tho time
when thu Indiana wan heavily enguged
at thu beginning of tho action, ami
when tho CJIoucusier wus engaged with
the Furor and Pluton. Commodore
Schley says: "The Indiana ami the
liloucester wem closer to your ag
shlp than to thu IhooUlyn," Wu have,
then, the case of u lleet in a. regular
formation, with thu commander In
chief within signal dlslanee. and closer
to 11 lurgo number of tho .ships than
Is the second In command. It Is true
that thu commander In chief could not
huve reached the most distant vessel
by signals, except by causing them to
bo repented by an Intermediato vessel
an entliely usual course but it Is
equally true that thu second in corn-
ma nd could not have reached the re-
mole vessels of the licet namely, I he
Indiana and Uloucester-wlthout like-
wise repeating signals. In this stale of
affairs the regulations of the navy mid
Ihe uistonm of the sea place the abo -
lute cotniuand and full responsibility
l ,,, .,,,,
mm r ,",k , ,
,.., j ..v iMin.ni.wi .- iii'lliui'unv .lilllil
the action destroys any claim thai Com
modore Schley might have had to the
command. The facts as to tlie loop ale
Aiuud by the court. The llmllng and
opinion show that to avoid danger to
his own ship he ma not 11 vied without
warning to tlie rest ol the squadron,
und In dlsregaid of the fleet loiniatlon.
One Point Decided.
The president of the I'nitcd States
and the N'avy department had decided
that Admiral Sampson was In com
lnnnd at that battle and CominoOoie
Schley second In eommand. This fact
was before the court fur the secretary's
letter lo the senate (.dated February C,
lfW) states that the Spanish squadron
was destioyed by "our lleet under his
(Sampson's) command," and "the ad
vancement of Commodore Schley was
piopned in recognition of his services
as 'next in rank' at the victory of San
tiago." The question as to who commani'' d
at Santiago was not referred to the !
court for consideration. Evldencu bear- j
lug on the point was excluded: 1
(a) If Commodore Schley was in con
mand, Admiral Sampson was not, and
lt the question as to whleh was in com-
llt.'inil w:is til be 1 nnHilnrpil hv the einiv!.
surely Admiral Sampson became an in-
terested party, and under the precept
was entitled to the hearing which was
rcpeatidly refused him.
(b) Tlie language of the precept ex
cludes the question as to who com
manded at that battle. It directs the
court to Inquire into the "conduct" of
Admiral Schley not inlo his status or
as to whether or not he was in com
mand, and lo report its conclusions
upon his "conduct in connection with
the events of the Santiago campaign."
(c) The judicial ollleeis of the court
maintained that this matter was out
side the scope of the inquiry. They ex
pressed willingness to go into it if their
view should be overruled, but were, In
every instance, sustained by the court.
(d) The court uniformly rejected evi
dence as to who commanded.
te) The court more than once spoelil
cally stated that this case was not be
(f) The court went so far as lo rule
that Admiral Schley was not in com
mand during the battle. The matter
then before the court ulntcd to the p?
riods during which Admiral Schley had
been in absolute command, and the
judge advocate tald: "Mr, Kaynor, you
are confining yourself to July ::, are you
not?" Mr. Itaynor in reply acquiesced
in this view and the court ruled that
"all questions . . . shall be con
lliitd to between the Huh of May and
the 1st of June, iclat'ng lo the organi
zation, management and control of that
squadron when he was actually com
mander in chief." Matters referring to
his alleged command on July :; were
(g) All proposed questions on this
subject were either rejected by tlie
court or withdrawn by the applicant,
who finally acquiesced In the decis'ons
of the comt and gave up his efforts In
his behalf, saying: "I bow respectfully
to the decision of the court and I know
exactly what It means."
th) The minority opinion expressed
by Admiral Dewey In this matter is at
variance with all the rulings of the
court in this regard, and directly con
tradicts the letters wherein Admiral
Dewey, for the court, defines Admit nl
Sampson's status. The- Navy depart
ment in its precept had justly provided
that any person "Interested" might be
given an opportunity of appearing be
foie the court In person or by counsel
und pi meeting his rights.
As counsel for the applicant ignored
at times the court's rulings and spread
upon the record arguments rellectlng
upon Admiral Sampson, we, as Ids
counsel, three separate times appealed
to the court, asking for proiectluu or
for permission to appear and defend
Admiral Sampson's rights. Uach time
our request was denied, and we were
nsrured that Admiral Sampson was not
involved, and dually Admiral Dewey,
acknowledging the receipt or one of our
letters in which we had appealed to
nun on the ground of thin very ques
tion tis to who commanded at Santi
ago, said: "I have to state that whllo
the pivci pt convening this court gives
It authority to permit any person whom
it may legard as concerned In tho in
vestigation to be present tho
court consldeisi that Admiral Sampson
Is not an Interested pally and
you nre further Informed that If cir
cumstances ailsci which In Hit opinion
of the court rendu1 it necesMiry for Ad
miral Sampson to 1m represented, duo
notice will be sent to him,"
Vpon that promise Admiral Sampson
relied. Tim notice came only In the
fin in ol' a mluoilty opinion by Admiral
Dewey discussing mat to s beyond thu
scope of the picccpt, and uowiieie In
cluded In the facts found by the court,
Stuytim Campbell, K, s. Tin-all,
counsel for Itear Admiral W. T. Samp.
Totho Honorable Heerutaryor tho Navy,
AdiuUfU in Feeble Health, but Not
in Immediate Danger,
Mi '. lii.iie WhC flom 'I he1 Axancljlul I'ics,
Wiibhlngtou, Dec, !(), Dr. W, S.
Dixon, the physician in iittundau.-e
upon Hear Admiral V, T. Sampson,
said today regaidlng his patient's con
dition: 'I Ik' .lililllul l-i lint ill llll IlllllirclUk' cUll!,'"l.
Hit tunic lii Pi, u,u.i I lemiltlu.1!. II.' K'X'j o'lt
tor cieic-i.! cu'iy 'lay, readier iK'nulftiiiir. lie
liuei to the tabic fci hh luciU lie blu with
hli family uftcr dinner etHcjly, and Mil
hi. muiiijj hvitcr they lt, eitliir in the illu-
Ire loom, thnurlm; room nr library, lie mol,M
hli clitur idler dinner. Ilo iHiully -tci-p seiy
well. Hi' 1i.ih licit .1 Indued iiiiim', tmr doe.i ,i
Heed Hie wriice nf Mir. Ilo In nr.L Itili'i . Kill
lii't In Inipihcil heilth. I lis heat action i
iiillc Mitoiotis. Ills' IIIl' liny bo ii'.iloiij,',-il f. I
111.111 0IH, it It nuj In itry Inlet, VI '.ii in
liny i.iic leiinv. I o.itl t tlie 1'ltiitl ll'c rt-M.'iicv
nun' ii iby, Imt lii'fiic w'm, (litre inn fully pi"
niiil to hiul Ii In In Hi" niii" loiidltlnn tilt I
(I il Hi'-' (l.iv hefoie,
M'GUIRE WON'T Iffi EXPELLED.
Voto of Carpenters' Union3 Iatcl:
j Necessary Two-Thirds.
, , ,,., , .,, .
i "J l,tll"l,l' w" n'" '" .-i.tr,l l-r.-..
' . l'l'i'J,,' I'l'Ji. " .- A- U'sull of h .ite
fi',' I '''' ' "' '.' "' "V '" u "'"'7 "' '";
.' "It"' Urntlic-ilioid ni (.11 u litem .mil .Inlmn f
""'" '' ' MXMite. Mine.' u.'UMl -eue.
I.irj II-I'IMIMM- nf till' hIC tlil'llllKid. n III IV H "l'l '
1 11111 iigu lenipornrlle Miiniiliil fur ulliud ir
lentil 11 Ulei In lik icioiil'l, will nut !' iMii'llt'il
fmiii the ciik.iiiIziII.iii. Tin nutter ol espuM ill
wili left 10 Hi,' mil, .iml tlit votlrit 1 lined U'i'.
10. A lullllllftti'i' nf tl.H-,' iinir.llil I lie Intel
mill II w.h ft tint! tlinl t In- lote In expel till
Mmit of the nirefstiy two thinl-i.
McfSuIro Is mubi Inrl.i titient mi the 1 Iumc nf
biiiiir ?10,(XX hoit In lib ucrniint'.
GAGE IS TO GO, BUT
HAY WILL REMAIN
Secretary of Tieasury Asks Presi
dent to Select His Successor Mr.
Wakeinan Summarily Bounced.
By rju'lmlic Wire fioin 'fhc A'tcx-Lited Vies.
Washington, Dec. "20. It Is Secretary
Ciage's intention to relinquish the treas
ury portfolio as soon as President
Koosevelt can find a suitable successor,
and he has so Informed the president.
jir. (jage would like to be relieved bo
1 fore spjing. The president has done
a" lle coull do lo tUssuuilf Secretary
, Oage from retiring, and will probably
continue ids efforts in that direction.
Secietury tinge's d Liii.iiiailo'.i t ore tire
was made known to the president some
little time ago, just how long Is not
Tins president and Secretary 1'lage
had a long conference before the cabi
net meeting today, relating to the mat
ter of the removal of Appraiser Wake
man, whose resignation Secretin y CJago
requested a few days ago. Appraiser
Wakeman wrote a lettetr to Secretary
(hige, deeiinging to resign and in the
course of which he took occasion to
relleet upon the secretary. The presi
dent did not upprnvo the spirit of the
letter and at the conference, it in un
derstood, It wns decided to summarily
remove Mr. Wakeman. Ollicial an
nouncement of this action was 111, ide
later in the clay. He will be succeeded
by George Whitehead, of New York.
In view of tho reported publications
of late to the general effect that Sec
retary Hay is about to retire from the
cabinet, the statement Is given with lull
authority touching this subject, sub
stantially to the effect that Secretary
Hay does not contemplate retirement
from tho cabinet. There Is no founda
tion for the reports to tho effect that
the secretary Is to leave his post.
Washington, Dec. 20. Later the offi
cial announcement was made at the
white house that Mr. Wakeman had
been removed and that George W.
Whitehead, late collector of customs of
Porto Uico, had been appointed to suc
ceed him. No further announcement
was made. Secretary Gage promised
to make public Mr. Wakeman's letter.
All'ied W. Brown, the appraiser of
merchandise at the port of Hoston, has
been ordered to New York to take
charge of the appraiser's otllcu there,
pending the nomination of Mr. George
W. Whitehead to succeed Mr. Wake
man, which will be sent to the senate
on Its reconvening Jan. ti. Mr. Wake
man will vacate his otllce tomorrow.
Russell Harrison Enters a Denial.
fly r.xclihhc Wire trom 'Die A.,c!.itc I l'res,
V.ulilimti)ii, Pee. W. -( 'otoiicl HiK-ill 11. ll.ir
rUon, mi of the l.ile l'liMdviu llt'iij.imin ll.ir.
iNuti, u.11 .uhiillliil in in.ii'ilio In the cu'irt nf
ilalnn .it its wu felnn. (.Yilonel Il.iiiiiii:i, in
1 1 ply in .111 ini)iiliy t oiKcrniiig th.' ie.1.011 f.'i hid
I'lc'sence In W a-liliuton, raid: "I luce ken l,cru
cnlliely mi lur.il l.u-!ti".-. 'fhc iiioit that I .1111
rinpiblin; the i;i.inliiin' nf ,1 iciiinii tu Mi, 11,'ie
Jamil! Ililllvjii s .iliMilm.h without fmiml itlu.l.
I liace hi'-il.iti'il to link" iclcrenec in tills 111 u
ter, c 1 en In ilcr;1 the ticilli nf tin- lih nuiDi
eaillcr, .-Imply fnni ,1 dUinilliiuhin to make 1
icfc'ieiiie in l.iiully nullum"
Steamship Aj rivals.
fly I'.ichixiie Wlic fioin Ihe Aniurhitcil 1'ieu
N'lv ink. Hi, 'Jii AriiMip I.i Miule,
ll.iire; Cinipaiili, I.luipool. (leaml: Kuiuii,
l.iuip.iol; Aiiult'i'ilaui, ItMIciil.iiii, llairo- At.
llu"l: I,' itiit.ilii'', New Yoik, 1'l.inioiitli r
liuil: Kiln:r Willielui iter linwr, .New Yml;
for llieiiuii, (uiimtimli Aiiiii-il: l.uc.inl.i, Now
oik mi l.hirponl, Itiltiiiliiii-saihil; Hue
1I1111, .New Yolk .Yiph'i silhil: Ti.ne, (tie
Hilar ar.il .Ni-v Yml. (Iloin t 110.1), l.iuil
l'aiil: rilcl.iiul, cv Yolk fur 11iuc1p.
Asphyxiated by Natural Gas,
Ily Ktdii'.iie Wiie from The .ofI.itcil 1'ies.i,
l',inn, linn,, Dot , VD, Tin' iniclir.i nuiiouul.
ilur the ile.itli nf ('oh, mi .loliu II. m ami Mi
11 lie, ulioii' lii'.iil lio-lics 11 en' ,iiiii, n ihili li'iine
hue, li-t nlulil, ,va ih-iinl luilay at ihe ioi
on i' (u.pil, eihlilni) he'in.' kIiiii tu show tl.i'
I'Hipk' h.nl In in :iiilii l.itul l,y 11.11u1.il ua-, u
IIUI l.-l ut llollllio 1WI0 follUll oil tho hwill'r,
Put Bullet Through His Brain.
Uy Kxiliuirv Wire frmu The .Usotlatul rcs.
Niwall. IK'c. '.'0. .1. II. (ilutii-, sciritan of
thu .liuilt slid ( ar uorki, ami foiniulv upcr.
hili ml, nt of the llililiiioii: mid Ohio railioaj .11
(', mull, lilli', 'a., was ioun, i!r.i, in lid .(;,,
ti.il.iy villi a hiillol hole in liU heel. II in
iiMcnlly a ia' of uUIJe. lie leaies a nMv
but Ml ihlliliui.
First Dividend In Years.
Ily Uiiiulie Wire from Tuc Aiociaticl I'icj,
l'hilailvlihj, Ike. tiO.-The I10.11J of clircitoid
of tho l'lillailclihia unci Kilo lallioail toilay (.'
cl licit a illvich-nil it 'J per cent, pavahle Dec, .'l
TliU i thu tlil i!(vfciiii, imIiI l,y (l,U mail 1 r
teicral var. It ii coiitiolkd iy il.c rciiul.
Believes Great Good Will Gome
from the Conference of
Capital and Labor.
Largo Organizations of Capital and
Large Organizations of Labor Have
Both, He Says, Come to Stay, and
a Friendly Helatlonship Between
tho Two Interests Must Bo Estab
lished for tho Welfare of the Re
sults to Follow This Groat Step
Towaid Facilitiating Peaceful Ad
justments. ll.c l'.clii-iie Win ficiii The .Wuciati'il 1'nw.
Washington, Dec. 'i0. Senator Ilan
na, chairman of tlie committee of
thirty-six, who has just returned fiji
the capital-labor eonlcteiice In New
York, was at the white house today
and talked most hopefully of the re
sults of the conference.
"1 consider the conference." said he,
"the greatest step ever taken for tho
speedy settlement of disputes urislng
between labor and capital. The organiz
ation of capital, which has come to
stay, was an evolution which was
naturally preceded by the organization
of labor, which, also, has come to stay;
and the concentration of the interest?
of the two sides, which should be
friendly, not hostile, into the hands of
a comparatively few individuals, will
make for the best interests of both.
"To much, of course, must not be ex
pected at first. The agreement reached
at tho New York conference was sim
ply it platform and the good that is to
result from it must develop in the fu
ture. The public must not got the
idea that we are to revolutionise every
thing relatli g to the condition of labor
and 1 aj ital. or that the joint committee
is to undertake to arbitrate by compul
sion. In fact, we are opposed to com
pulsory arblt-atlon. We believe we
ran accomplish more by getting into
closer touch and contact with labor.
The first step will be to establish a
relationship between tho two interests'
and tills will erve as a foundation to
work on. AVhlle we do not expect that
there will bo no strike"?, they will be
minimized 111 a result of the concilia
tion and aibitratlou policy."
Mr. Ilanna said he expected the com
mittee1 to meet during the winter to
adopt by-laws and elaborate still fur
ther the scheme of arbitration.
Tailurec Are Fewer Than Last Year
and in the Main the Outlook Is
One of Hopefulness.
(ty Kxclibiio Wiie from Tlie Aoi iateel Prcs.
New Yoik, Dec. ii). R. a. Dun &
C'o.'k Weekly ltevlew or Trade tomor
row will say:
Ti.in.-portiii!; iuteicsli were Jiwt lieKiiinlni; to
oiiiionii' ioii','itcil loniliticiH when Mine xtoimi
nude the siiuilhm iin-ie cciiiplicati'd than heforu
In many IiKlmtric-. it U not a unction of t'ndin?
liu.M'if, Iml hciuiiic tlie liilllleit" ol pcutponlni;
iVHierlc liejuii'J ihe ihte orh,'i,ul!.v speilllul.
lietarilel "lilmient c.iii'cil hlshcr pilces for
inoinpt ileliiei nt 'Ik Iuhi (mil meel iro.lucti at
uirteiii citii"., Imt ii'iiiiiiitNm rt ill imil.s the
C.UUIVI' 01 pioihn.cu icnaulln,; roiilraeti, for the
Ill a few taes the ii.I.iiki'iI 1 iparily uiiki")
It povllile to pioiuKe I'OiHi-lom on future li'il.
nc, wire naiU i.pecl.illy iiocIiiK the elKtt of
iDliiiielitloii. Weath.'r eoi'ilitlom ,110 iivii.,n,ilile
for the Mmi'ii ino-.ejuiiit 01 pipe, in uliicli ion-
iis-ion-, .ue ncureil. I'h; lion h.n, ilvu sti'jlitly
011 account of the short fuel Mioply ami injury
to tiuniiis liy the i-toim H.-pitc- Hie pic-eul
iihp.ir.illileil ik'iuaiiil pihe.s ale :U ,U' cent, louer
thin limine the liillatioii ot pill,'), hulk iti,i'
Ihe hotter 1ji.i 011 uhlch the ma'ket U now c
t.ihlMieil. AILlmuuli the IciiIIiiir n.ilal i-. enjnilni; exn'p.
thmally Mtl-fKtoiy (eiulltl,-ni. it l cue illiler.
lit uitli tlie minor 1111 Ial, imin 111 duly to the
fact that ll (It iom irlee hale hicii .iikc.il l,y the
leailliur lnoiluuri., (Iuci.il ivilmtloin ncciirinl
tlm lusc tin.' i'l'l M'uk, cojiper now 1h.iij ipu'ej
at 13, tin l.l'i ami leul I cent.'. 'Ihe ilcvline,
Mile lie.uy hut fniliil lo produce .ictliil, huyc-i
looking Im .tlll hetUT liuil'.
I'lHitiu ir hops louiiiiuo hiisy, hr(,c pinlucvrh
.1 a rule I1.11 In? (.oiiil onlcii. lor i-pilii Hun.
'11 the ci.ln in.nket Ml1c.1t his held falily Ieidy
nt oiiie (taction ti out I i-t Meek'a inieptionnlly
hii.ii point Huh prlii", hale at last .illcito,!
the import niuuiirnt nud liKlead ol the mini
cphndld i-iln m or lil ear tin re wa .111 ouiirn
of 0O1 a.dlil.'l.l liiidicli. fii'iu thu L'l'ilcil Slalei,
Hour liuliidiil, .usiliist l,:i-o,:iuO, Atlantic! iv,
ports nf SIl.SII liuslcU uirjlimi l,ni,li,'i a jeir
ai;o, iiidiiate the fn.'Un ultltiiik' tun u,l curr ut
r.illuii"t Mi the tfk iiiiiiiliei''i '.',1.1 In the fill
ted Males .icahut 'J'.l Iwl c.ir, .ii.d 2" In Cai
.1,1.1 a(,'alii( b lat .leal,
BAD WRECK IN PRUSSIA.
Il, I'.seliisiu he Ircm 'Die A. mi, i.iud I'Mi-.
I'aileilwin, 1'niv.li, Jiiv. s.11. Tin r i.h been 4
lallioad mill. 1011 in I lie fn.: near .Vdiiubokiii ho.
lutc'ii the lleilln expiex and ,1 fuilit tirl'i, in
uliitli the fornicr u ilcutlli'il, Tiunly iicroiu
mm iiijiiied. 'the bod'is of tl chad hue be, 11
iKaicieil. Other I'.ud lu'ills are' still hulled in
the mill. ibc.
Qreason Found Guilty,
11 Culiisiu' Wm from Tlie AoelatiiI 1'rcvi.
Iteiiiliiu, Dec Jft.-t'iimiel (lieiinii na.) foll'.d
utility of piunkr In the liikt ile.'ite hciu tnhy.
lie 11a, tharucd uitli lulii't one of tlie pilnclpil,
tu Ihe murder ol lilin KdiianN, on the nlht of
July :: la5i. The .Him piliulpal, , Kale lab
cauls, c iie of lh" tkJd 111 111, U now UHatllii
the death heutcnie.
An Unfortunate Takes Laudanum.
II) Kxclu-iie Wire fiom The AkWilitcil I'res.
l-uiia.-lcr, Pee. '.U-l'itclcrick llclilliiy. a (i.i.
man iiiiiiate of the county aim hoiw, comiiut.
ted biiiUUc (liU inciruiiitf by taking laudauum.
MINE WORKERS ENJOINED.
Must Not Trespass on Property of
Kentucky Coal Company.
Ily KxchuUe Whc from The AiuuilateU Pre.
l.ciliNcllle, Ky.. Dee. 2c III the Wilcral 'runt
leil.iy .linlite Kc.ii.n c'liititi'it j leiniiii.iry Itij'n,"
Hull URilli"! .lain" I). W11111I und iilhrr t'nlli'd
.Mine Wot kern nf lln,il.lin K.imty, Ky., ii"lr.iluliu
tlii'in fnan ultcgnl ui,l infill iota ;c 1 1 t iltprclatlctM
1111 the properly of the S'l. Ileriwlil Coll roiiipiiii
whleh W11.1 ircinlly lii(ii,ni,iliil under the lawn
of Piliiuite. The pclltiuii was '.lie mitionn! of
I lie lieeiit inlnlnir liMtihlf.
'Hie final hi.irlii!? kr 11 peuuanciit liijnnetbii
Im hifii c't for Ihe llrnl il.iy of May tenn of
(fiint ut tlweii-hoio.
SPALDING BOWS TO THE LAW.
Will Awnit Court Adjudication of the
Base Ball Row.
Uy nxelinlie Wlic from The Awiclatcd Pre.
New Yoik, !)'. St). In the Sii,ivni" coiiil to
iliy, hefore Jitttlcc Scott, nUninc" ii'iuiM-nlliii;
A. ('. Sp.ihlii.;: eomented tu the loiitlmiiiice cf
the tiinKr.iry lnmu'lioii olit.iliu"! Ircm .tu tire
l."enlrltt cm Mouthy, le-tralnlnc Spalding 'mm
evc'iel-dmr nny of the pewcis of praddent of t'.c
Natlcimt tlait'l'.ill lotgtio until Midi lime av tl.u
action lirouulit liy tlie Kiecihinin follcmeu ucfiihu
the Hpahllnpr pirty dinuM he lirou'ht to trial.
Spiililiiis'i attoni"i jNii saiil thir client wo'ilil
irlu' tip the papoi.s fun, ami record of the
CHINA TO IMPORT
Japanese Officers Selected to Reor
ganize Her Army and English
men and Americans Her Navy.
Dy Kxelusiic Wire from Tlie Aso( iated Prea.
Pekln, Dee. 20. Yuan Shi Kai, the
n"w viceroy of Chi-LI, has enirased
Japanedf otllcers to train the Chinese
army. As a result of Cieueral Fu
kushlma's visit to tho southern vic
eroy's last summer a party of Japan
ese otTleers Joined Yuan Shi Kai at
FaolltiK Fu yesterduy. These otllcers
wore Chinese clothes.
The government of Japan has offered
to detail it Japanese general to organ
ize the Chines" army. Yuan Shi Knl
Is using his Influence with Chinese offi
cials In favor of accepting Japanese
According to advices from Shanghai
dated December 19, Yuan Shi Kai In
tends to employ British and American
oflU'crs to reorganize the Chinese navy.
NOT STOKE ORDERS
Tax Suits Brought Under the Com
pany Store Order Law Are Decid
ed Against Commonwealth.
By Kxelmiie Wiie from The Associated l'res.
llarrlshurg, Pa., Dee. 20. The store
order tax cases recently heard by the
Dauphin county court, were decided to
day in favor of the corporations, which
apepalcd from the taxes levied against
them by, the state authorities. Tlie
court doebsN"jt touch upon the consti
tutionality or the act, but Hinds that
none of the corporations were taxable
under the act itself.
In the itochester and Pittsburg Coal
and Coke company case, Judgo Simon
ton decides that the company has is
sued no orders within the terms of the
act, and, therefore, is not taxable.
In the case against the Bethlehem
Steel company, Judge Weiss decides
that pay envelopes are not checks, or
ders, etc., within tlie terms of the act
The cases against J. S. Moyer & Co.
and the Hyatt Slate company were de
cided by Judge Weiss on the same
In the Kinpiiv Mining company case,
Judge Weiss holds that the company
issued no orders not redeemable within
Attorney Cieueral Klltln lepreseiued
tho commonwealth, and Congressman
Olmstead, of llarrlsburg, the corpora
tions hi these cases. The law was
passed by the last legislature, at the
request of tho United Jllno WorUery,
and levies a tax of H5 per cent, on the
face value of store orders, cheeks, divi
dends, etc,. Issued liy corporations.
Accidents in Hazloton Region.
Ily Kulmiic Wire from The Associated I'lesa.
lluletnn, Ihe, "0, Adn.i.ee shuts ot Mine In
spcitor William IUh' annual npott i,how thai
dining Ike last tear b'J lie lileuli., .VI ot II, 1 111
fit.il, oeciirivd In tlie 1'lfth Mining distiht,
leaili'i; !l uli'mvn and 7" uiplum. I'm the mini
peiloil in Pino theic' vein M fit.il and x" iiuii
l.d.il mi Idc ul, luiiiu i't uWous and M ,.
Narrow Escape at a Fair,
Ily Hicliisiii' Wire lioni The Asaoci ilul l'r(o'.
Cll..,l,..(n ll.it '11 II.......1.. i. t W....1 1. .' .
.,... ,.. 1. .".. .... ,un,,,'v,n , f tl.,l l r, 1
thicc-story bihk b'llldluK at Mi'itlind, oeiuplul
Wants Better Legislators.
Ily Kxel ulit! Wire frciu The Associated Piem.
Ilill'lsbuiy., pte, .!H.-'lhu i'eculie (oiiuni let
nt Ilii IViiiisjIi ini'i Al(ti-Calciiiii Iim'jiii', 11 a
liieilint! held licit' today, decided In make a
lampalKli licst eir for Ihe ejection of In ltd 111 11
tu thu hh'ltliturc rc'.u clicks 01 pail afilllait'iiw,
Senator Sewell Improving,
Uy i:iluiiie Wire from The Aoc-latnl Pre-.
Ciiiudc'li, .V. .1., Pti. Sil. I'nitttl Mules h.'i'aio
William J, sVnell is toiu'iVrab! impious) mvr
.tislcnlay. 'iht (ilu'ilii uu enteitalu mi appuheu
si, ill .it tli!s tunc of a X't, us change in his 011
O'Rourlce Knocked Out,
fly Cxcliuhc Wiie from 'Ihe Associated I'revi.
Ilaltlmoie, Pec. jV,"Yviiiij- peter .fackvui"
defeated Ui.llhis Oituurke, of Ihc-ton. in tl. '
fourth round tonight htiorc the t'uieka Athle'h
club. Oiioiirke 1.0 knocked dcuii In he Ir
Mucevlon and uat practically out i.heu his n u
tiiili thiew uu tlm tajeiitfc.
n.v ineir iii'iiiidi ail It', liostuoi ig a l.llliuv lllltl
club, iws totally iKiiiijul In ll.e uuly lo.liy,
'I he finiilv escaped in their niniil ilolhis. Tho
liulldllur uas louiplelily uidtc.il, f,oi, t'J,U03'
(ouivd by iiisiiianei'.
HAVOC WROUGHT BY
Prank Chnllen Fired at Anthony
Cook in the Palnce Hotel This
Morning Not Serious.
Anthony Cook, the bartender at the
I'alaee hotel on I.aelai wanna avenue,
was shot at l!.!!f) o'clock this morning
by a young man giving his niinie as
Frank chnllen. Tho latter was arrested
and taken to the Centre street station
while Cook was taken to the Lacka
wanna hospital where It was said that
Ills injuries are not serious.
Eye-witnesses of the affair say that
Chnllen came into the place and got
into an altercation with Cook, who was
behind the bar. lie suddenly pulled a
revolver mid fired. The bullet struck
Cook in the right shoulder and he
reeled and fell against the bar. t'ballen
was on the point of tiring a second time
when Andy Osborne, of Hinghaiiitoii,
who was standing nearby, knocked
him down and succeeded In taking the
revolver u way from' him. Challeu was
held until the arrival of Patrolman
Haggerty, who took him to the Centre
street police station.
Cook was bundled into a cab and
taken to the Lackawanna hospital. He
was bleeding profusely but the phy
sicians found that no vital organ hud
been pierced and announced that the
Injury was not serious.
Guillen when seen at the station was
very much befuddled either by drink
or by excitement. He said that his
home is in Alabama and that he is the
agent of the Chicago Portrait company,
lie has been in the city about two
weeks and lives at .105 Linden street.
He said that he met Cook on the
street last night and got Into an alter
cation with him. He went into the
saloon this morning, he miys,,nnd Cook
struck him in the face. He went out
side and then coming back fired.
The Warring Democratic Factions
Get Together ond Promise Each
Other to Be Good.
Ily i:clusiio Wiie from The Associated I're-A
Philadelphia, Dec. 20. A long step to
ward harmonizing the Democratic party
In Philadelphia was taken here today
by the Husson committee, which was
appointed by the late Democratic state
convention for the purpose of reorgan
izing the party in this city. The full
committee met at the Continental hotel
and decided by resolution to assume
full charge of the reorganization as
outlined by the harmony conference
held here a few days ago.
Under its decision three sub-committees
of three members each, represent
ing tho two rival local organization and
the Hasson committee, will prepare
rules and other details of the reorgan
ization. Two weeks will be devoted to
this work. The Joint sub-committee
will report to tho Hasson committee on
January 1, when It Is expected the en
tire plan will be finally approved. The
Hasson sub-committee consists of Con
gressman .1. K. P. Hall, of Elk county;
W. II. Rlgler, of Clearfield, and .Senator
William C. Heinle, of Centre. Frank
A, Ilartranft, James E. Uorman and J.
Huriiwood Daly compose the sub-coiu-mlttoti
of tho county Democracy. Tho
htib-conimlttee to represent the regular
Democrats has not yet been appointed.
There was much satisfaction ex
pressed by leading Democrats over tlie
prospects of an early settlement of all
differences existing within tho patty. It
hi believed by them that unless some
unexpected obstacle should arise, tho
coming January pilinatles, under the
new party rules, will witness tho llrst
full turnout of Philadelphia Democrats
that has occuired lor some years.
DEATH ROLL OF A DAY.
Ily lluliislii' Wire from 'ihe As-oelatnl l'i .!.
Shuuoklu, Ihe. .1).- ('Union Homer, .1 luuib.r.
man, aired liU iui, the uhlo.ii lohlint In Ninth
iiiuherl.iiid loui'ii, it.-is found dead ill hl home
III Tlfioiloli Ihl-t liinihlliir, ll Is thounht he oi'V
exerted hlni-cif yulddiy nhile ficilln .1 held
Ihllilonle, IM l)'-c J11 -John .1, W.il.b, ,s.
hbtai.t mpci inn 11 lent 01 the C1nt1.1l Itllboad uf
l,iuiit.,iliaiiia, tlitd ury budduily hen lodiy oi
lualt lailuiv, Miptrhiduicd by Mniniili lioii.il.
Pet iwiil itas .1 iialho of Watklui., X. Y., ui'd
iv.h U ar ol au'e.
IM.I11, Pee, .().--i"in. II, I'dhiik, an Auietb
uu iiliu had bun 1'iu.ite n-cielai and ilipb
iiutic ailii.ti in I.i limn; 1 ii.uu' f"i Ihlny eiis,
died lieie todiy, M; I'ttlilik lnlnd mast ol 1,1
lliiu (.Imiik's pi iuieM.il i' mIiciics, mid was the
....I...H ..f lllj tl.tl ..(.III,,, 111. II, III. hli. Ill, 1'I.'4
,111111.', ,'l III, . .'I'.. I... ' .--.. - (
mi luiUuh-heil book 1,11 I.I lluii'; l hautf md liii
tllllisi, "poll llllllll Ii" Han lUTM.l iui M'lt'riti
,11 aM H't. Mr, I'lthhk'a book (ontalim lain,
able itit.l.ltloii.'' "OIKdlliiiii licelit I'lilinse diplo.
Girl Student Burned to Death.
Uy i:cliislie Wire Iroiii 'Ihe Awnlalnl I'rt.es.
I'l.ilidilphla, Dee. id.- I.llllau Vitkeri, of I.01
AiiKi'lt'iit C-al., J lii'li'iil J Umi Maui (olh-Ke,
mar IhU lit.i, was buiuid '" death in hci loom
nt the I'ollcav lodiy. lit V tlothhu 1111 Ideut illy
iiiuislil life Ji tl'" juuii.1 iimiiiii w.h fat illy
liniii'd beleie Jsslsl.lll'.e leathed lire.
Germany Exacted Justice.
Ui i:tiinlie Wire from Tlm Associated I'liss.
lleilln, lh'-. aik-lt Li olllcially aniioiuieed that
In ioiiMiiiiHes of Ihe murder ei u lieruun near
IVkln, An;. I', 111 I ecu memberi ol thv baud
tumid tuJUv J the clinic have becu executed.
Only Last Week the Three Boilers of
the Black Diamond Steel Works
Which Caused tho Trouble Had
Been Examined and Declared in
Excellent Condition No Known
Cause for the Explosion Can Be
Assigned but an Investigation Is
to Be Made Bodies of the Victim?
Ily l!elutii' Ire from Tlie Afsm lalc'd I'rcf.
Pittsburg. Pa., December 20. Them
dead, one missing and twelve injured Is
1 the result of n terrific holler explosion
at the niack Diamond Steel Works of
, Park Protliers on Thirtieth street to
day. The dead:
John AVellvk, avjed "2 years.
Patrick O'Connor, aged 2S years.
An unknown man.
John Wilts (Ho Is probably union?,
Jacob Chesbrlck, burned and bruised.
Alexander Waszelolce, cut, bruised
, Albert tiesishic, bruised nnd cut.
ivter lllkoscki, cut and bruised.
Thomas Elliott, colored, cut
Isaac Washington, colored,
bruised and burned.
Robert Street, arms bruised.
Valentine I'ernlski, right leg broken.
Jacob Obesnolanes, burned and fing
ers blown o'f.
The Injured tit the hospital are also
doing well, except Stelnbaugh, whoso
injuries may yet prove fatal.
Heubcn lllller, jr., superintendent of
the plant, states that the boilers wero
examined last week and pronounced in
excellent condition. No known cause
can be given for the explosion, but a
thorough Investigation is now in pro
gress. Where It Happened.
The largo boilers on the north side ol
the mill next to the Allegheny Valley
railroad tracks were the ones that blew
up. The explosion completely wrecked
the building with all the machinery In
it. The debt Is caught fire and the
flames spread to the building In tho
rear, occupied by the McNeil Holler
works, which was soon reduced to
ruins. Owing to the breaking of wires
It was some time before an alarm of
fire could bo turned in, and then it was
some distance from the scene of the
disaster. Telephone messages brought
ambulances, and a large number of men
soon begun the work of rescue. In a
short time eleven men had been taken
out and sent to the West Penn hospital.
It was a. considerable time before
any dead were found, nnd then the
bodies were so badly mutilated as to
bo unrecognizable. One tnan'b head
was gone, as well ns part of his legs,
only the trunk und arms remaining.
In the bar mill were three boilers,
which were located on tho side nearest
the railroad tracks. Near the boilers
wcie the small rolls which were being
run ut tho time of the explosion. Pieces
of the boilers were carried through the
building Into Thirteenth street by the
force of the explosion.
Other pieces went through the roof.
The structural Iron of the building was
broken and twisted, giving further vli
deuce of tho terrific force of tho explo
sion, Windows In the dwellings on the
opposite side of tho street were broken,
Tho .McNeil boiler plant immediately
adjoins tho bar mill, and it wns de.
stroyed by lire. No workmen were
there nt night.
Hy thu explosion of a. holler nt tlm
plant of thu American Steel and Wlro
company, on Neville Island, ono man,
whoso name Is as yet unknown, was
killed, but so far as known none of
tho other workmen wore hurt. Thr
plant was damaged considerably, but
not enough to cilpple It to any extent.
SOME LARGE CORPORATIONS.
Titiiton, .N, ,l Ihe, .,a,--'Ihe tolhiwlnir entpor.
.itloiii line ihiitnvd hue loday: Tlie Anierlidii
C.ule .Mauufai luring toinpany; capita), MitCX1,.
boo, tu iiiainilacinre and sell bionics nnd .ci'u
Innhlhx. Tin Annrican l.iimhti toiupiny, tap
ital if.vkhi.Kin, to maiiiificluie all .utliltis putl.v
toiitaluliiir v.ood, lion, Me, I, copper iiutl othei
liialttr, The Inlemitioiial Motor C.icia rompaii,
1aplt.1l S'.'.oOiV'OO, to mnnulai turn atitnmibll"
M'lilcle-, ileilrie and nlhir luntoiH.
Pour. Pel., Pec. A). The I'itUhurtr lmlu.tii.il
end Cniii'iii'ii'lal Tmt etiiipany, ol I'ltuburt.-,
taplul ,;'2uI,(h1, aivl ihe Cinlul (iraln and Si,ii!v
Kuliiinre of II inimui'l (Inc.), of Chicago, capital
sui,i.u, 1 ii, I ii 1 tie tl .iiiiclcs of iiicorpoutlon will
Ihe sicliiaiy of .-(ale lu'ie today,
Uical data lei' II, e. 'J'l, 1C01;
lllkiicst Itiupfialuie ,, ,,,, 21 ilcgurt,
l.nucnt teuipeiatuii' , , ID ileui'itc
S a, in , ,,,,,,,,, Tft per Cent,
S l'. 11 (ft per cent,
i'mipitation, -I houir, ended 8 p. m,, trace.
-f -f "f -f -f "f -f
W'aihington, Dec, 20. Forecast for Sit.
imliy and Sunday; Kivterti 1'enas.ilianU
I'air Saluiday und Sunday; ilsloj tern.
poialure .Sunday; light northerly wind).
Three Dead, One Mteslno
Twelve Injured in a Pitts
burQ Blow Up.
t f f f -f f