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READY FOR WAR
Her Citizens Are Becomlno Expert
with tlie Mauser
"FOREIGN LEGIONS" OP
The People of Buenos Ay res Are
Flocking to the R fls Ranges Wttere
They Are Furnished with Ammu
nition for Practice The Recall of
the Chilian Minister Does Not
Necessarily Mean War, but the
"People Are Prepared for Serious
Complications That May Follow.
By Kcluivr Wire fintu The s.sM iatni I'r'M.
Huenos Ayres, Dee. 22. General Mitre,
president of tlu boundary commission
ami former president of Argentine, will
approve the resolution of the Argentine
government to withdraw Honor Por
teln, the Argentine minister to Chill.
The people are Hocking to the public
rllle ranges. Bach citizen Is allowed to
shoot thirty-live cartridges from a
Mauser rllle. gratis. "Foreign legions"
of soldiers are being organized. .
The Huenos Ayres Herald expresses
Its approval of the recall of the Arson
tine minister to Chili. The paper does
not believe this step necessarily means
war. It says, however, that the Ar
gentine government could not. follow a
more dignified course of action. The
Herald speaks glowingly of the power
and present state of organization of the
Senor Concha Subereasaux, the Chil
ian minister here, hnd a conference yes
terday evening with (ienernl Koea,
president of Argentina, (ienernl Horn's
demeanor to the Chilian minister was
cold and he spoke with energy. The
conference began a little violent :n
character. General Koea severely criti
cized the proceedings of the Chilian ad
ministration. . Valparaiso, Pec. 22. Senor I'orteln,
Argentine minister to Chili., will leave
here WediieScIay'ftir line'iios Ayres. The
pending negotiations between Argen
tina and Chili will probably be con
tinued through Secretary of Legation
Hlanchas, or be transferred to Huenos
The retirement of Senor l'ortola has
been accepted by the public with great
Indifference. Perfect tranquility con
Washington, Dec. 22. Information was
received here today by Senor Garcia
Merou, the minister from the Argentine
republic, that his government had de
cided to suspend negotiations with
chili In regard to the disputes existing
between them and to refer the whole
matter to the arbitration of the Icing of
Knglaud for settlement. This news was
received In a dispatch from Dr. Alcorta.
the minister of foreign affairs of the
OPERATION ON ALGER.
The General's Condition Serious but
He Stood the Operation Well.
n.v i:.iluie Wire from The Associated Press.
Detroit, Mich,, Dec, 22. An operation
wis performed today on General K. A.
Alger, former secretary of war, who
has been suffering for a long period
from severe attacks of gall stones.
"A condition of infected gall bladder
was present, as the result of gall
stones. There were many adhesions
above the gall bladder, whluh was
opened and drained, General Alger's
condlt'on is serious, but he stood the
The operat'on was performed by Dr.
C, (i, Jennings, H. W. l.oniryear. II,
O. Walker ami K. 1,. Shurley, of this i
city; Dr. William Osier of Haltlmore
and Dr. J, II. Murphy of Chicago,
At 7 p. m, the following bulletin on
General Alger's condition was Issued:
"TVinpcratoic, lnilin.il; pul-e, . I. Only slight
IHU-i'U full-mini; the aiucsihctlc, All the , mil
iums air favorable.
(Signed) II. W, l.ungjcar, M. II,
('. 1). .Iiniiirj, M. 1).
Dr, l.ongyear, who will spend the
night with General Alger su'd at that
hour that there would be no more bull
etins Issued ton'ght unless tin en
tirely unanticipated change should oc
cur, "General Alger Is In no immediate
danger," sa'd he, "although his condi
tion Is serious. His chances of recovery
are very fair,"
Discussing the operation tonight, Dr,
Jennings, who Is the physician In
chnrge of the case said that while it
won gall stones that had niudu tho op
eration necessary, it wiih not per
formed for their removal, "The opera
tlon," ho said, "was performed for tho
purpose of opening and draining tho
gall bladder, which hud become Infect
ed because of th" Hones."
. Steamship Arrivals,
By Exclusive Wire from Tlic Associated View.
Jfevv Yoik, Die. 22. Airlvcds Steamer Statin
dam, Itolteuljiii, Jlruncii Airhcdi Kaiser
Wlllielm Dor (iiose, New York via Plymouth
onil Chcihoiiig. ;ueemtovn-.S.iIlc'd: UnibrU
fiom I.ivciKiol), New Yoik, Antweqi Airlveil;
Krlcsland, New Voil;. Silled: Zeclaud, .ew
i . -
Cleveland's Hostler Commits Suicide,
Ujr Encltulve Wire from The Absociatcn Crew.
lcjdngton, Ky., pee. 22. -JIUIuM Mi,iugiiii,
aged 02, ex-city Jalbr ami n well known pull,
tklan, cut his throat vltli a rawr ta-,1 nigm
ami tiled today. Ill health was the cause, pur.
lug Cleveland's last term as president, Mcl.ausjh.
lln was manager of the white liouc stablea.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'ress.
Parnistidt, Dec. 22. The mpuiw court ina
piouoiinced the sctuiatlon of the grand duke
nd duchess ct Hcssc.
ONLY SCRANTON PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE 0 I? THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST
STATUE TO BAUDIN
All the French Ministers Present at
the Ceremonies President's Re
marks Loudly Cheered.
Ily r.iliinlti Wire (ir.m The A-soclalul l'iiw.
Paris, Dec. 22. President l-oubet un
veiled today in the Katlbourg St. An
toliie it statue to the memoiy of Dtp
uty Charles ihiililln, a representative
of the people, who was killed on the
barricade of the Faubourg St. Antolne,
December 3, 1.X31, the day following the
coup d'etat of Louis Na:ioleon.
Jiaudln wtts memorable for the reply
he gave to the workmen who refused to
defend the barricade. To this man,
"You will see how a representative of
the people can die for twenty-live
francs a day." He then mounted the
barricade. The soldiers fired u volley
and Haudln fell dead.
There was considerable apprehension
of disturbances at today's unveiling,
owing to the iuslstnnce of the national
president of the municipal council ol
Hurls, AI. Daussel, that he be permitted
to deliver a speech at the unveiling, al
though he was not Included In the nfli
clal list of speakers. The ceremony lias
already been once postponed on at count
of M. Dausset. The socialists planned
a counter movement to the unveiling
today. They gathered In the Faubourg,
wearing red Mowers in their buttonholes
as a party emblem. Owing to the stiong
precautions taken by tho police, how
ever, no serious disturbance occurred,
although M. Dausset and some of his
colleagues of the municipal council had
a narrow escape from roush handling.
There were several slight conflicts be
tween Nationalists and Socialists.
All the French ministers were pres
ent at the unveiling of the statue. Pres
ident I.oubot. M. Fallieros, president of
the senate, Paul Deschanel. president
of tho chamber of deputies and M.
W.ildcck-Kousseau, the premier, made
speeches in which they eulogized the
resistance offered by Baudin and bis
colleagues to the coup d'etat, holding
them up tis an example for the future.
President I.oubot said he desired to
associate himself publicly to the glorl
licatlon of this victim of devotion to
the republic, against which the chief
executive had committed such an
odious outrage. He said he himself had
accepted conscientious engagements
before the national assembly which be
would never violate and that any Ces
arian enterprise would fall In face of
the vigilance of the government and
the union of the Republicans.
This declaration elicited cheers from
the assembly and cries of "Vive Lou
bet," and "Vive Lit Hejiubllnue."
The olllclal party was driving away
when Al. Dausset, surrounded by his
friends, approached the statue and de
livered a short orat'on in which he de
clared that he took over the statue In
the name of the city of Paris. His
words were drowned by outcries from
the Socialists. Al. Dausset had to be
escorted by the police back to the town
hull. He progressed amid shouts and
counter shouts of "Down with Daus
set." "Down with the Nationalists,"
while the Xationitlists sang the "Car
magnole." Many persons were arrested, but
were subseout-ntly released.
MISS STONE T05
A Report That tho Terms of Her
Release Have Been Agreed
Ity i:ilnslc Wire frmn The .Usoriatcil l'rosi.
London. Dec. 2;!. According to a
Sofia dispatch to the Dally Telegraph,
an agrement has been readied between
tho brigands holding Allss Stone cap
tive and the American legation at Con
stantinople, under the term of which
the lease of Miss Stone. It is said
the ransom is to be paid on Hulgarlun
soil, and that Miss Stone is to be lib
erated In Turkish territory,
TROUBLE IN STf)$E FOR
Have Been Notified to Renounce
Naturalization or Leave Turkey.
tly I'.xelushc Wire 'rom Tim Associated I'rem.
Constantinople, Dec, 22. The author
Itles tit Heyrout, Syria, have notified
naturalized American citizens that they
must renounce their naturalization
within fifteen days, otherwise they will
be expelled from Turkey,
Spencer Kddy, first secretary of the
legation at Constantinople, has made an
energetic protest In tho matter, He hits
written the Turkish authorities de
manding tho withdrawal of the mens
tire. Tho Incident mjty become serious,
owing to the absent: b of it naturaliza
DEATHS OF A DAY,
ItJlhlclum, Pic 'ii, I'laneU II, Utiler, ii
wealthy lellri'd merchant, tiled suddenly today of
hcjrt iIImmsc, aged ";.Kau, He was ileited lice
piesldcnt of the Plll National hank twenty u us
uku, and tlnco that time hail never mlei u
dint lots' mcctiiiif.
New York, Pec. 22. Justice fiavld Mi-Adam, of
the bupii'me iniirl of the ktate, died today at a
priiate unitarian! In this city Iroiu tamer of the
toiiKiie. A widow jnd (cue i-oiu hiivIm- Jihllce
McAiUiii, whu was CI eari ol ujji.. u was houi
in this city. Ills leiiii of oltlce uuuhl have .'X
pired Pec, ill, pm. Justice Mi-Adam wa the
author of many lesal woiks that ure conIdiicd
New Toik, Dec. 2J.-K-Judxe James Claik
Spincer died tonlsht at hU home in thU i ity,
aijetl 72. lie was Lulled Stateu attorney for
the noilhciu district of New YolU fiom l(i57 tg
IbCO. Later lie became a Judju of the wiii-rivr
couit In thU city aid president of the board
of aqueduct commissioner.
Fuur Persons Burned to Death.
Five Others Are Seriously
Injured by Fire.
By IXilushc. ire from The A-.oiiatn! I're-s.
Dubois. Pa., Dee. 2L'. Word reached
here today of a terrible holocaust that
occurred about three miles from Sum
niervllle, Jefferson county, yesterday
morning. The home of John Aslibaugh,
a farmer, was destroyed by fire and
four persons' were burned to death, line
other is burned In such a manner that
recovery Is very doubtful and four oth
ers are seriously burned anil injured.
The dead are:
WII.I.IAM AMIIJAI'till, :'. jc.ns eld, a hiiilnir
of Iho owner ol the A! luuh lii'in".
MAYIIi:i ASIIHAfdll, .1 iL'-.ve.iiold il.iuiitei-.
HAItltY AMIll.U'Cill. ii l(l-.wur-oli! .son.
JAMIIh ASIIIIAl'lMI, .1 D-.M'.ii-old i.ii.
The Injured tire:
Ileim.ui Ahli.nmh, S i',it.. nld. Iiutned in Mfih
a iii.iiiikt th.it ii'i'ineiy i-. ciy ilunlitfiil.
All -i. Ashluuijli, M'liuu-lv Inii ii.il. h-st I'lnken
iii-.il iiijiiieil liili'inilly by jiimpi-m fn-in ,i
emiid i-toiy v.indov.-.
John A-hli.iu,-li. the hu-b.-nd and father, Mrluii-
ly limned and MitTci'im; Iroin cvp-j.ure.
Two joiner i hiliheii, painfully binned.
The affair happenetl at tin early hour
in the morning, and the lire was un
doubtedly caused by tin overheated
stove. Air. Ashbuugh had got up In the
morning, replenished the fuel in the
kitchen stove unci then went back to
bed. He was awakened a short time
afterwards by smoke entering the room
hu occupied, anil Jumping from bed he
found the lower nart of the house
ablaze, He ran through the house ami
awakened everyone, and then made his
way outside with his two smallest chil
dren. He hurried back and looked for
his wife, brother and four other chil
dren, who were still In the house. He
succeeded in reaching a room that hud
been occupied by the children, but only
one, the S-year-old boy, Herman, was
i there, He could hear the screams of
I the four others In a room across the
hall, where It In supposed they were
lured In their bewilderment, supposing
It to be a way out of tho house. Air,
Ashbuugh could not enter the room,
Tho Humes were so llereo that he was
compelled to fight his way from tho
house, Meantime, A'rs, Aslibaugh had
jumped from an upper story window,
and was lying on tho ground with n
broken leg and suffering from Internal
injuries and burns, Air. Aslibaugh
drugged his wife and three children
farther itway from the burning house,
the walls of which woro now falling In.
He carried bundles of hay, straw and
feed sacks from the barn, with which
ho wrapped them up, Then tying his
own feet, which were badly burned and
cut, in sucks, and with nothing uu but
his night clothes, and they having been
partly burned off him, ho ran over a
mile through tho snow anil zeioweather
to tho homes of neighbors and gavo tho
Heports from tho Injured persons to
night say Air, and Mrs. Aslibaugh mid
the two youngfst children are expected
to recover, but tho condition of tho boy
Herman la still critical.
Justice Commits Suicide,
fly r.vi'liidvo Wire from The Assoclatol I'rws.
Il.'tirehi'iu. Pa., Pec. 82. Jacob lleik, jmtUn
of the p ace and nol.ny public fur fmty cm,
(ommltted t-tilcido by M-udlnt; u bullet horn a u
M.I nr Into hi-, head at hi home at Naari'Ui,
near here, rally this iiigtnlntr, hctaii;e In- li.ul i
been told tint he va an InciuabY tape-woim
kullfirr, lie wai pioniliiint hi politics, pieciil
Inn (Jcneral llccdei- a4 louuly leader In tho rally
Hottrick Xocked Up.
Ily Kiclusivc Wiie from The Asiociatnl I'rcui.
Tienton, N. J Pec. '.'.. pi'leetlre Pjl-cr
teaihed Trenton tonight with I'rankllu lletllitli,
alias William.-, who wa atiotcd In ri.uaoue '.i.t
week on a clunca' of killing John Kuiu In ttild
city en Tlunk.-',-Ilii0' pay, liettrlck wit at onu'
taken to police head-iuai tirs and locked up, I
LONG DENIES REPORT.
Stater. That. He Has No Idea of Re
signing from the Cabinet.
Uy llxclu-iw N iie from Tho Associated Pits...
Washington, Dec. 2i. Secretary
Long's attention having been called
ipjain tonight to reports that ho con
templated resigning from tho cabinet
lie again authorized, ,'in emphatic denial
that such was not the ease.
He said there was not a wotd of
truth In the report and that lie had
not the slightest intention of resign
ing. LAWYER SULLIVAN
Chicago Jury Imposes a Fine of S2,
000 as Punishment in Con
fly K.ielushe Wiie from 'Ihe Associated Press.
Chicago, Dec. 2:'. The jury in the
case ol Lawyer Alexander Sullivan, on
trial before Judge Abner Smith for
conspiracy to abet a fugitive from
justice, came into court today with a
verdict of guilty. As punishment tho
jury Imposed a. line of $2,000. This car
ries with it no prison sentence. State
Attorney Humes demanded that Sul
livan be taken to Jail, but the court
declined to enforce ibis dome.ud and
Sullivan was permitted to leave the
court room with his attorneys.
Sullivan's counsel entered a motion
for tt new trail, which Judge Smith
will act upon tomorrow. Should this
motion be removed, Judgment for
JL'.OO') will bo entered against the at
torney. The charges against Sullivan were
nn outgrowth of jury bribing scandals
involving the Chicago courts. Former
Ilalllff James J, Lynch, the principal
prosecuting witness in the trial of
Sullivan, was Indicted for jury bribing
in December, 1-S'JS. At this time, Alex
ander Sullivan was tho general coun
sel for the West Chicago Street Kail
way company. Indictments charging
bribery at other times were found
against Lynch. Hu lied to Canada,
but was induced to return Oct. 1, 1'JOl.
Ho declared that Sullivan had In
duced him to bribe Jurors. Ho told
his story to tho grand jury and in
dictments for conspiracy to assist und
per"atle u fugitive from Justice to get
outside of the jitrisdlcitlon of the court,
and assisting and persuading the fugi
tive to remain without tho jurisdiction
of the court, were voted against Alex
ander Sullivan, Frederick St. John,
Kdward Mither and Frank I. Murray.
Separate trials were granted on mo
tion of Muhor, and Sullivan was the
first selected to make answer In court
to tho allegation In the Indictments,
Ho was arraigned before Jutlgo Abuer
Smith. The trial lasted four weeks
tinil two days.
VICTIMS OF EXPLOSION.
Three Move Workmen Die at
Uy ll(ut Wire from The Anoeiatul 1Vi.
Pittsburg, Dee, 1!J. Tlireo more of tho
workmen who were victims of yester
day's explosion at the Singer plant of
tint Crucible Steel Company America
tiled today. These deaths makes tho
Their names are: William Heed (who
died lust nib'ht); Ford it. Jteed, his son,
aged 17 years; John P. iirown, aged 13
y ars; Alvln K. Pershing, ngetl ya
Senator Sowall's Condition.
Uy Dxcluilie Wat from The Asso.-hiUd l're.
Caiinleii, X. -I., Pc.-. ii. -I'nltcd SjAt. S-nal.ir
William .1. mujII foiititiui:, to rijHu'crtably
:it ili home In thl city. IIUE?fclan4 tay
that he t-how a i-lhaht fuiiunvjHht und tint
ho U ub'c to take conddcralili-jpRiiMom'nt. He
uppc-at lo be In belter loiulaiciii llun he h.u
bciu Julius the pjit few day.
DECE3U3EK 23, 1901.
The Pere Marquette Strikes
a Bar Coal Passer Scald
ed to Death.
By i:ilushe Wire liom The A-suciati-d I'reta.
Ludington, Allch., Dec. 2. While en
tering Ludlngtou harbor last midnight,
during u heavy southerly gale, the Pere
Marquette car ferryboat No. 16 struck
a bar, disabling the machinery ami
breaking the main feed steam pipe.
'Ireat volumes of steam Instantly es
caped. Mike Tuft, a coal passer, was
scalded to death and two other coal
passers, whose names are unknown,
were also terribly scalded. They now
lie In the Marine hospital here, hover
ing between life and death. Many
others who were In the hold of the
boat received b'td burns from the steam
anil suffered great hardships during the
nine hours which followed before they
were rescued. The accident happened
at midnight and during the remainder
of the night there was neither light nor
heat on tho boat. The wind was bit
When day broke, the life paving crew,
by means of their cannon, threw a line
to the wrecked craft and began res
cuing the crew with their breeches
buoy apparatus. The entire crew of
thirty-three men and the body of Tuft
wore taken off the wreck In this man
ner. One by one the men were hauled
over the churning ice on the suspended
cable. The operation occupied four
hours, and was witnessed with breath
less Interest by an Immense crowd of
it Is believed that the vessel will
prove it total loss. Hont anil carsjo
are valued at ?:'00,000 and are fully in
sured. CANAL COMPANY'S
DECISION TOO LATE
The Offer of the Panama People to
Sell Out to the United States
Will Not Bo Considered.
Uy Hiilmive Wire Irom The Awieiatil Vins,
London, Dec. !!!!. Senator Cluiuncey
M, Depew, in an Interview with a rep
resentative of the Associated Press to
day, said that had M. Hutln, formerly
president of tho Panama Canal com
pany, offered to sell tho canal for $10,
000,000, Instead of expecting the United
States to bicker about the price, the
United States would probably have
bought the property. The senator also
said ho believed that tho decision
reached yesterday by tho Piinaum
Canal coir puny had come too late,
According to i dispatch from Tarls
to the Associated J'1 ss, dated Decem
ber -1, tho shareholders of the Panama
Canal company that day adopted a re
port which proposed, anong other
things, to adopt as a hauls of negotia
tion of the sale of the canal to the
i'ulted States the llsutes and declar
ations contained In tin conclusions of
the Isthmian canal commission's report,
and to give tho mandatory of the canal
company power to close tho discussion
by proposing a fixed price,
Argentine Hepreseutotive Recalled.
Ily r.xcludte W'lte from The Aooclateil 1'itvw.
Y.ili.ilIao, pec, -A!.- The Awntlnr- tfuuiumcnt
h.n mulled l reire-iiilatii' at Miitlagu !..
thill, leatliik' the legation in tlnii gc ,if Hu- T.
I t-l.ii A . PIiloiuatlo ielatlou between the two
louiitilo liac hoi jut been hroWn or).
Admiral Sampson Improving.
)y Kulushe Wire from The Associated 1'ictd
Washington, Pec. 'J'J,--Thc condition of Iteac
Ailmlial Sainton h be tier than It lu bi-e:i
for metal ojjm luit ami if the told wcithcr
moileiatcs he liojic-) to be able to resume out.
NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD.
IN KANSAS CITY
Evidence That They Have Been De
frauding the Railroads to a
Ily Kxcluslio Wire Irnm The Ansoiialed l'iei.
Kansas City. Alo., Dec. "J2. A gang of
forgers of railroad tickets has been
operating In Kansas City successfully
during the last few weeks, according
to II. C. Townsend, of St. Louis, gen
eral passenger agent of the .Missouri
I'aclflc, who has been Investigating the
fraud with the slid of other railway
Air. Townsend said:
"The losses of the western roads will
amount to thousands of dollars. There
have been three classes of forgeries.
Some days ago it was discovered that u
a bogus perforating stam had been used
to imitate the stamp that is used to
mark tickets tit the Union depot. The
forgers tried In Chicago to buy u stamp
exactly like the one that is used at the
Kansas City union depot to stamp re
turn ticket coupons but the manufac
turers suspected something was wrong
and refused to sell It. The forge'rs then
bought a stamp, such as Is used In
banks for perforating checks, changed
the dies from "paid" to "K. C. II. D."
rind have usod it on many forged tic
kets. i "The second class of forgeries in
cluded conductors train checks. The
bogus ones are fairly good Imitations
of tho genuine, but they have smooth
I edges Instead of perforation. Wholesale
frauds have been committed by using
1 irgeil livestock contracts, which un
exchanged for tickets. We have no
means of knowing how many bogus live
stock contracts and conductors' train
checks have been forged. I know that
hundreds of fraudulent contracts were
printed hero In Kansas City. We have
evidence lo show that a Kansas City
broker knows something about the for
geries. The Missouri Pacific litis suf
fered severe losses but our road is only
one of many that have been de
frauded." Dozens of the forged tickets, il is
said, have been secured by the railroad
Air. Townsend has telegraphed for C.
c. McLeod. of Chicago, chairman of
the Western Vassengor nssociut'on to
come to Kansas City to prosecute tho
IN THE PATH OF
THE FIRE FIEND
Valuable Property Melts Before the
Flames Two Eiremen Buried
Beneath Falling Walls.
By KxcUbttc Wire from Tho Associated Pre?.
Huntsvllle, Ala., Dee. 22. Five busi
ness buildings on Commercial row were
destroyed by fire today, causing a total
loss of $40,000, Hayden Cochran anil
John Colburn. two firemen, being bur
led beneath fulling walls, Cochran dy
ing from his injuries.
Cairo, W. Va Dec. 22. Tho Dunlap
hotel, several office buildings, stores,
a tenement house, and a residence were
i destroyed by lire today, he loss is
Springfield, O., Dec. 22. The first
Congregational church was totally de
stroyed by tire today.
Utlcn, N. V., Dec. 22. A four story
building known as the Reynolds block
ut the corner of John and Catharine
streets In this city was totally de
stroyed by tire which broke out today.
The loss Is ?2S7,000; Insurance, $20S,000.
YoungHtown, O., Dec. 22. Fire en
tirely consumed the Hour mill of tho
Klks Milling and Manufacturing com
pany at howolvllle bust night. Loss,
$50,000; insurance small.
New York, Dee. 22. Fire today
wrecked a five story building on Itetido
street, doing damage to the extent of
$75,000, Tho building wits owned by
the estute of Thomas Vernon.
New York, Dec. 22. Isaac tilll, a tail
or, .12 years old and un unidentified
man, lost their lives ut a fire which
destroyed a four story sweat shop
building on Clinton street tonight.
MR, CRANE WILL NOT TALK.
Doubt About His Acceptance of a
Ily Kuliiilvf Wire from The Associated PrcsK,
Springfield, Mass., Dec. 22. Tho
doubt in regard to Governor Crane'a
attitude toward President lloosevelt's
tender of tho office of the secretary of
the treasury must be cleared up from
Washington, The governor himself has
nothing to suy. it is learned at Pul
ton that ho hits d'spatched his decision
to the president by a special messenger
who ought to reach his destination on
What the governor has said to tho
president is left wholly to Inference
und no Information can bo obtained
FATAL TRAIN WRECK.
Two Men Killed in Collision of
Ily i:clulve Wire from The Associated Pre-.
Oreen Day, Wis., Dec. 22. Two moil
cremated and another frlghtefullv
burned about tho lower part of his
body, and tho destruction of locomo
tives and cars, was the outcome of a
rour-t-nd collision of two south-bound
special fi eight trains on the Northwest
ern railway curly today at Llttlo
The deatl: Napoleon Delarla, Louis
lillniette. both of Oreen I lay. Doth
were railroad men and were deadhead
ing their way from Green Hay to spend
Sunday with their families.
Reprimanded bu Secretary Root
for His Comment on the Schleu
THE COURT FINDINGS
APPROVED BY LONG
Schley Controversy Ended bo Far as
the Navy Is Concerned The Presi
dent Determined to Stop All Mili
tary and Naval Disputes General
Miles Deeply Concerned Over the
Matter Which Has Caused Pro
found Sensation in Army and ,
Navy Circles Maclay Is Dismiss
ed. Uy Kxclimhc Wiie from The wWoilated I'rcw.
Washington, Dee. 22. The president
has publicly rebuked Lieutenant Gen
eral Allies, commanding the army, for
commenting on the Schley controversy.
The severity of the reprimand admin
istered yesterday through the secre
tary of war, while practically unprece
dented In lis characterization of the In
discretion committed by an officer of
such exalted rank, Is regarded as less
personal than as designed by Its sever
ity to prove an example for the benefit
of officers of all grades In both services,
and to emphasize the determination of
the commander in chief to nut an end
to the intolerable bickerings which
have become too common In the mili
tary and naval arms of the govern
ment. The offence against Section ." of
the. first article of the army regulations
committed by General Miles was re
garded as too grave to be excused under
the present circumstances.
The president, it is believed, acted im
leniently In the matter as was war
ranted In the excited state of the army
and navy now existing, and il Is point
ed out that he would have been justi
fied in exercising his prerogative of re
tiring the general, who passed the pre
scribed age of t!2 years last. August, or.
at least, pftransfer,rlng,hlui to less im
The Letter of Reprimand.
The reprimand Is contained in tho
following letter of Secretary Root to
War li'i.irtl)iont,Wn.-hltislnii, Dee. 19, l'VJI.
Sir: I am Instructed by the nresliltut tu all
your attention to the inclosed report of .in m
Irnicw with vim, uppearinR in the Aoi'lnted
fn-a newspapers of Tutfcday, Hce. 17, and tu
iiupiire whether the obsenatloiis upon the action
of .1 co-ordinate branch of the .service in .1
matter now penciin in the u.uy department were
mult- as repoitcil, anil, if mi, to atfonl jou Mich
opiwrtuniiy lor explanation in writing a-, jmi
may dc-lie. Very iei-pecl fully,
llllhu Itiol, Secretary of war.
Lieutenant lener.il Nelson A. Miles, l(e.uhuar-
tor.H of the Army.
In the Interview referred to by Sec
retary Root, General Miles said:
I am willing to take th. Judgment of Adniinl
Dewey in the matter. He h.l.-. been ,i lommaivhi
of .1 tleet, und us Mich has known the aiiif!i'M
and re.-ni.nsihllitir.s which iet on h man under
these i-ireum.-taiice.s. He was instrumental in
the destruction of one Sp.inMi fleet, and l.novi
and realizes Hie feelings that encmipa.ss an offi
cer under Midi conditions-.
f think Dewey has summed up die matter in
a clear and coniKe manner, and I belloc. hit
inuc'liinions will be Indorsed by tho natri.-tio
people of the trnited State.-.. I haic no i-jinpilhy
with the efforts which haw bien made to de
stroy tho honor of an officer under such ilr
cuiiistanee.". General Miles' Explanations.
To the secretary's letter General Mile?
made this reply:
Jle.idqiiartciK ol the Army,
Washington, Dee, a), tool.
The Honorable the h'ecietary of War, Washing-
Ion, 11. C.
Sir; licpl.iaiK to ,ioiir nolo ot the llltli iml
f luce Hie honor to state that my observations, -i
substantially reported, had no reference, to tlm
action, pending or otherwise, of a oo-nrdinabi
branih of the serviie; they were merely my
personal views, based upon mailers set forth
III uritms public-it Inns wlileh bad been giien tu
the world, and concerning; width I conceive them
was no inipiopriety in eiuefsslng .in opinion,
tins sime as any otlcr citizen, upon a matter
of such public interest,
My observations wile in no urnfc intended an
u criticism of any action taken by a co-onlltnte
branch of the service, and the stalrment lint I
had no sympathy with any efforts Irntllng In
disparage a distinguished and gallant officer
likewise Ind no such rtference.
Very respei tfully,
, Nel-tou A. Milts, hteutenmt Oeneral.
General Miles supplemented this let
ter with the following, handed lo the
Headquarters of tho Army,
Washington, Per, SI, 1WI.
The llonoiabh' the -ecrctaiy of War,
sir: Inferring to my note of yesterday, an I
In order that th.-re may he no inlsiiiiderstan'lbii!.
I desire tu say that for several years a dldlv
guMicd and gallant ollUcr has been assailed by
partlcH who have endeavored to vviiti' him mid
other high offIcl.il down, until dually he ap
pealed iiif.ilimt siitli assaults In j co-oullnato
brenili of Ihe government. The ui-oidlnale hram.li
of the government Wanted him u com t of !n
tpilry, and, a I umh-raland It. they unanimously
exoui rated him from such epithets, as coward,
pollioou, fie., and their opinions were ghen b
(t'ontlimed on I'asc 0.)
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