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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, 1901.
Durino Absence of Government
Soldiers the Insurgents Return
to Nombre de Dios.
RETIRE ON ARRIVAL
OF THE GUNBOAT
The United States Gunboat Mariet
ta and the Columbian Boat Gen.
Plnzon Arrive After Landing
Soldiers the Pinzon Proceeds to
Savanville General Albon Says
That the Republics Would Wel
come a Practical Application of
the Monroe Doctrine.
By Kxcluslte Wire from The Aworlalcil Prrw.
Colon, Colombia, Doc. 23. During the
absence of the government soldiers tlio
Liberals returned to Nombre de Dios
and looted the commissariat of the
Manganese Alining company, an Ameri
can concern. They also threatened the
life of the custodian of the stores, ulio
was forced to surrender his keys. The
company is presenting claim I" the
government for the loss sustained by It.
On the arrival of the United Stales
gunboat Marietta at Nombre de Dins,
and subsequently when the Colombian
gunboat, General Pinzon, rearhed the
same place with fifty soldiers on board,
Mm Liberals again disappeared. After
landing the troops at Nombre le Dins,
the Pinzon proceeded to Haw.nllla.
Captain Foliaco, who was comnia.:der
of the Plnzon, and several of his o'i
i crs returned to Colon yesterday o.
hoard the Marietta and have since
sailed for San Juan de Porto llico.
'Jeneral Alb.iti has received a cable
dispatch announcing the evacuation of
Tumaro, Some of the revolutionists left
there on board the Salvadoniun steamer
I lies, and others left by land, Intending
to attack Buen.-i Ventura. A strong
government force has left Buena Ven
lura to meet the revolutionists.
General Alban says that If the Mon
roe doctrine could be made to provide
compulhory arbitration to settle all dis
putes between ' luth American repub
lics and Europe.' vuations it would be
accepted with cnti Jasm by nil those
General Alban says the president of
Salvador has not answered his cable
message regarding the s.teamer Ibes
having assisted the enemleis of thu Co
Washington, Dec. 23, The navy de
partment has been informed that the
gunboat Marietta left Colon yesterday
for San Juan, Porto Rico, after visit
ing Nombre de Dios, Colombia, where
she was sent In answer to a. request by
parties interested In some American
mining establishments at that place,
which were represented ns endangered
by the disturbed conditions In thnt part
of Colombia. Prom the fuct that the
Marietta made such a short stay at
Nombre de Dios and hns proceeded to
San Juan, according to her original
programme, It Is assumed here that af
fairs in the quarter visited were not
such as to warrant the retention of the
Rev. E. M. O'Callaghan Is Remem
bered by the Spanish Admiral.
By Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Pri-a.
Concord, N. H Dec. 23. Very Rev.
K. M. O'Callaghan, vicar general of the
diocese of New Hampshire, has re
ceived a Christmas gift from Admiral
Cervera. It Is n casket containing au
tograph portraits of the admiral and
members of his family. On tho out
side Is a gold plate suitably Inscribed,
After the Spanish war many Spanish
sailors were imprisoned on Islands In
Portsmouth harbor and Vicur Oeneral
O'Callaghan, then u priest at Ports
mouth, attended them spiritually.
Fourth Term as Judge,
By K.ulusho Who fiom Tlio Associated I'nm.
Lancaster, Pee, !!, Jolm II. MtlngMou, pre!,
dent judge oi the county uf JiniaMi i', todiy
took the oath of office lor Ids fourth turn of ten
years. Judge I.lvlnsstou h to )curs old and lus
Mined on tho bemh slnio IS7I, Ktifreiie M,
i-mlth wis sworn In us lliij tirst Judge ot the n.
i!iau' court of MncMrr comity, ju.t. lintltul.d.
DEATHS OF A DAY,
By Inclusive Wire from The An.oeiati'il I'ic-u.
Harrlsturtf, Pee, S3. Jury Coiiiiulsiioiier Vahn
tine lliuniiitl, former ehalniian ul Hie Pcinoiutla
c-lly committee, died of pneumonia today jt hU
residence. In thB city,
Peru, IiiiI., Pec. 2.1. i:il J. Jamleson, aged M,
Me brigadier gencial Independent Onlci of il Id
r'cllowj Uniformed Haiti-, widely known, and Alio
had teen active In political life for forty jium,
died today. J.eii Miller, aged b a well kiionn
Dunkard, and founder of the Agtd jnd Orplum'
home of that denomination, died hero today,
Both deaths were due lo old ac.
Concord, Miss., Pee. 2J. Uillluin Hlliry
dunning, the last of the biothcihood, iiul'ii1.
lug Thoreau., Hawthorne and Kmeuoii, who madj
Concord famous, died today, Ho uj Iujiii in
Uoitoti, Nov. 29, 1HS. lie was uu author of
marked originality und pcctlo iouu. Ilia pub.
lUheil volume number nine and ho left i-ualou
nianuaulntii. lie married Mlvt i:ikn Puller, toV
tcr of Margaret, in It!-', and leaven lite ihlldieu.
TOBACCO GROWERS MEET.
Lancaster Society Will Protest
Against Tariff Reduction.
Ilj KuliKh i! Wlie ficmi The Aiioclalid I'icm.
Lancaster, Pa.. Dec. 2:1. At a special
meeting of the Lancaster Counlv To
bacco Glowers' society, this afternoon,
lesolutlous were adopted ntinnuly pro
testing against the proposed reduction
t tariff on tobacco Imported from
Cuba. The lesolutlous slate thai the
action contemplated "will seriously af
fect the growers of tobacco lit Lancas
ter county and the United States,"
and the lepresentatlve In congress from
Lancaster county and the United
States senators from Pennsylvania aie
urged to use their lulluence to prevent
a reduction in the present tariff.
A statement by .Milton Whitney, chief
of the United Stales dtpartment of
agrleultuie, giving the results of ex
periments conducted In Lancaster
county, were read. Me advocates the
"bulk" method of let mentation instead
of "case" fermentation, experiments
piovlng that It obvlate'i black rot and
enables the crop to be marketed six to
eight months earlier. He says Penn
sylvania soil is too heavy for the Intro
duction of Sunnntra tobacco, and grow
ers should turn their attention to rais
ing a more desirable filler leaf. To
this end, e.perlnients are now being
conducted with Cuban seed tobacco.
Wu Ting-fan? Addresses the
Pilgrims at Philadelphia.
Wiles in New York.
By I:i1umc Wiic from The A.orhtcd Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 23. The twenty
first annual banquet of the New Kng
land Society of Pennsylvania was held
tonight in Horticultural hall, covers
Ijplng laid tor nearly four hundred
members and guests, llupsts were pres
ent from Now York. Baltimore, Wash
ington, ftoston, and other cities. As
sistant United States Attorney Cientral
J. M. Beck, president ot the society,
oponed the speechmaklng with a brief
address. In coming down the line of
the illustrious New I3nglanders, Presi
dent Beck mentioned the name of
"Oeorge Dewey." This was the signal
for an outburst of applause such as
was not repented during the remainder
of the evening. The chairman then in
troduced as the tirst speaker Assistant
Justice David J. Brewer, of tho United
States Supreme court, who responded
(o the toast "The Cnlted Stales; a
The next speaker was David J. Hill,
who took as his theme "Two Types of
AVu Ting-fang, the Chinese minister,
responded to the toast, "A Oreeiliip
from the Orient." Minister AVu spoke
brietly, saying th.it It was eminently
proper that tho New Kngland society
should each year hold celebrations
memorizing the landing of their fore
fathers, as It was but the celebration
of the day of New Englanders political
and religious liberty. He alluded brief
ly to the open door of the Chinese
empire, saying that foreigners are
treated the same as the native; theie
was no high tariff in China, such as
other countries had regulated the tariff
for China. Tito oldest nation In the
east, he said, was grateful to Ameika
for all she had done for China. Ameri
ca, he continued, would not oppress the
weak, but would see that justice Is
done to all. This country will, said
Minister Wu, not only become a "world
power," but the world power in com
merce and peace.
Uourke Cochran responded to the
toast, "America in the Twentieth Cen
tury." He was followed by Simon
Ford, of Now York: Ilev. Itockwell II.
Potter, of Hartford, and Charles S.
Hamlin, of Boston, who spoke on the
respective topics, "The Yankee of To
day," "Puiltan and Yankee," and "Tho
Old Bay S'.ate."
In Hew York.
New York, Dec. LM. Members of the
New I'htgland society in the city of
New York gathered at the Waldoif
Astorla tonight for their Ddth annual
dinner. It closed with the Installation
of I'Mwnrd Clarence Stedmaii, the poet,
as president of the society, About live
hundred guests and members of the
society wete In attendance, William K.
Dodge, president of tho society, was
the toastmnster. On his right sal Clov. !
fleorgo P, McLean, of Connecticut, and !
on ills ten .Muyor-clect Seth Low. l.leut.
Hen, Nelson A. Miles was also a guest.
The list of toasis and those who re
sponded to them were;
"ForefatheiH' day," PreMilent Faunce
of Brown university; "Connecticut and
the Puritans," ilnv. McLean; "New
Kngland Sentiment In New York."
Mayor-elect Low; "The Puritan as an
Idealist," the Jiev. Dr. filler; "The
Army and Navy," and "Our sister So
cletles," wete other toasts on the list,
0 Kjcluslte Wile (unit The Auoclalitl Trent.
New VnlK, Pec, S I. Alltvt ilt Mciiium Koii
I'lin. Wlllielui, lliiin.n; Prliici'ii Vleimli
l.ubr, llamlitiiir. illiiltiii-uiwili l.il.ti, Sow
Yolk I.I Oi'iici ami ,Yiilc, Mllnlj 'nni' tfom
Cmoa ami .NjiIc), New Vi'iK. i.enoa Airlu'ili
t'olimiliij, ,Vv Veil. i,i .Njil...
Schley Receives Prize Money,
Ily Kuluilu' Wire (mm Tin1 .Wmk-IjiuI I'icjv..
H uliliiirloii, Pic. . "1 lie Irvatuty ilejuilinoiit
l'ljy ilictv a ttJir.int In laior uf lte.it Adinluj
.Slik'.v, fur .1.l,:i-:i, Id huv uf tl.u ptize numvy
line hint tot the iUmiihiIoii uf llio Siunljii tleit
at SjntUi.'o, Jul; .1, li'ij.
Ily i:ilmle t Ire fiwn 'I he .1hUUiI 1'ic.m.
WWIiIiiiiIuii, Pie. it. 'ui.n, ui S late luvn
t'uiuiil lo Il.'iijjimti :. McKiiuiuit jini lUuiel
Ku.Ui, Ulli ut MiUI.,hlnuy,
JEFFRIES WANTS TO FIGHT.
His Manager States That They Are
Tired of the Road.
By Ktclt.lc Wire from The Aswvlatcd I'rcM.
Omaha, N'eh,, Dec. 23. Hilly Deltiney,
trainer and manager for Champion
James J. Jeffries, who has been tilling
an engagement In this city, said today
that Jeffries will not 1111 his dates at
Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, Phila
delphia and other cities In witch he Is
booked to show,
"We will proceed forthwith from
Kansas City to Now York," said De
luuey, "where 1 will match Jeffries
with some one within -IS hours. If
Kltzslmmons Is absolutely out of the
business. I will take on Sharkey or any
other man 1 find available. At nil
events, I am going to fight Jeffries
ItninedlaliJy. The tight will he In San
Kianclseo. We do not want any more
of the road."
REFUSES TO RESIGN
Displays a Disposition to Defy
Roosevelt Under Cover of the
Civil Service Laws.
By Kxilmite Wire fiom The Anoclatcd Presn.
New York, Dec. 2.'!. Edgar Stanton
Maelay, whose connection with the
Schley case led Piesldent Itoosevell to
request his resignation as special labor
er in the navy, made formal demand
today for trial by usual naval proce-
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"lilt, XXK.- 41 11 I "14 IJiilL iim Wl!M tll'll.'
under the civil service law and that
he could not be dismissed without for-
Mini rill ( frrne tttlnl . twl .,it1l,tt ton M'lln
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r ,..,,"."" -':",'" :". : ...:
lllll, MJJ I.Uill W14lllll.ll l(t!Jt.-, ..I'll-
niitnder of the navy yard at Brooklyn,
and he replied at once by letter, for
mally setting forth his position.
Discussing the case, Maelay said:
"The president cannot have me dis
missed under the law as I see it. 1 do
not see how he can force me out. 1
am protected by the civil service laws
enacted by the congress, whose enact
ments the president is hound to exe
ctitp. I do not know positively, but I
believe my position under civil f-ervlce
furnishes mo complete prole 'lion, so
long as I violate no rules of the service,
and that t have not done, and I have
so stated in my letter to the co.n
mandant, in answer to the re-piest for
my resignation. No. I did not say that
the president is as bad as the czar of
"I have done nothing more than
write the commandant and ask that
charges bo preferred against me, and 1
will do nothing more .lust now. I 1i.pt;
not been suspendtd, and am working
here today as I have been doing for 'lf
teen months. 1 have tried to do my
duty here and iiae broken no rules,
and shall simply stand by my rights,
more for the principle of the matter
than anything else, for my poMtlon
here pays me very little and Is chielly
valuable because of the experience and
information it affords me as material
for my books."
Hear Admiral Barker forwarded
Machiy's letter lo Washington.
Washington, Di-c. HI!. Secretary Long
said tonight that he hud not received
the reply of Mr. Maelay to the request
for his resignation. Pending its re
ceipt, the secretary said he did not
wish to enter into a discussion of the
matter for publication. In bis Informal
discussion of the matter today, Secre
tary 1-ong made It perfectly plain that I
the president's Intentions with regard '
to Maelay would he carried out, regard
less of the hitter's declaration that he
is protected by -Ivll service rules. It Is
expected that if hi: does not resign he
will be removed summarily.
TRAIN ON FIRE
IN A TUNNEL.
Very Peculiar Accident nt Liverpool.
Seven Persons Were Killed.
By Exclusive Wire fium The Atwc.l.itcil I'riss,
Liverpool, Dee. 2a. An explosion In a
fuse box set lire to a train on the elfc
trlc overhead lallway at Dingle station
today. Several oi the railway employes
were terribly burned nnd seven were
It appears that tho burning train en-
tered a tunnel stored with macks of
creosoted railway sleepers. There were
also s-et on tire and the tunnel became
a blazing furnace. The tire brigade
had the greatest dllllculty in extin
guishing the llnines. Tho corpses of
the two men killed were carried from
Fortunately, the Dingle station Is the
terminus of a lallway running nlong
tho docks, otherwise a terrible dlsuster
would have been iccorded,
The accident oec lined at (1 o'clock In
the evening. Tho train wus packed, but
:r;,r 'sx&sssr&sz s i
the majority of puseeiiKers had alighted
spread that forty or tlfty
been killed, and owing
volumes of smoke Issuing
nel It was sumu hours before tho en
trauco to tint tunnel could bit effeclel.
.Many passengers jumped from the
burning train and rushed out of iho
tunnel, while others were dragged out
by their fellow-travelers In a half-suffocated
In spite of the Innvu attempts madn
by tint otllclals to enter tho tunnel, they
went soon compelled to nbuiuloii this
Later Tho itiiilnn bulldliif,s were
much damaged. Subsequently tho
bodies of the station foreman and the
signal hoy were extricated, making
seven deaths In all, Including the driver
and guard of tlw train, Apparontly no
passengers were hilled, but It is possi
ble that other bodies may bo recovered
President Considers Governor Shaw.
Ily Kxcliulte Wire from 'the Asiuiiatcil I'rets.
WasOiIiizton. Pec, 2.I. I'lc.hlwit lluuxvell l
loii.i.kiliiK' linu'iiior Miiiu, uf Iiihj, in lo,-ir I
l' the tlCJ.III) JiOlifollu, 10 MUUT'I h.'(H'tJt)
liJiir. '1 In riorl wj vtrii itirunl lure tliU jf-Imi'-wii
that Hie iiicuhhut luil nitiully teii'h'i.'il
the potltitm to (.'ownwi Mum, lull .it the uhllc
house nu imilliiiulLit of the iJtUi ieiuit .'ouM
WAR CLOUD IN
The Indications Point to an Earlu
and PoaccHil Settlement
If Chili and Argentine Desire, Great
Britinn Will Serve as Arbitrator.
The Authorities nt Washington
Are Also Watching the Affair
with a Large Degree of Interest.
Ily Kwlusbe Wire from The Associated Vttm.
Buenos Ayres. Dee. 23. A dispatch
from Santiago says President Klesco
has declared that the recall of tho Ar
gentine minister. Senor Portela, from
that capital, cannot have any serious
consequences, adding that the minister,
In returning to Argentina, Is taking ad
vantage of a leave of absence which
has been granted him by his govern
ment. President TUesco Is confident that the
! ... . . ... , .
. f. .ntlo"s " P" w shortly re-
I suit In a pacific solution of the problem
now engrossing the attention of the
statesmen of Argentina and Chill.
London. Dec. 23.-Tho
ernment is watching the progress of
the dispute between the Chilian nnd
Argentine republics with considerable
anxiety. A representative of the As
sociated Press was Informed today
that neither side has as yet approached
the British foreign onice. If both Chill
and Argentina request Great Britain
to atbitrate the matters In dispute be
tween them Lord Lansdowne, the for
eign secietary, will promptly acquiesce.
But the statement of Dr. Alcorta, the
Argentine minister of foreign affairs,
that Argentina lias referred the mat
ter to arbitration of the Knglish gov
ernment under the agreement of 1S9S,
appears to be inaccurate, for the for
eign office says the present contention
is quite beyond the powers of that
commission. As the foreign oflice un
derstands the case, it is not one rela
tive to the boundary between the two
countries, but whether Chill has the
light to build neutral roads In the dis
puted territory. This commission, of
which LoriiiyacNaughten Is president,
has been silting in London for nearly
two years and Is now almost ready to
go and possibly Insppct the disputed
boundaries. For various reasons, how
ever, the departure of th's commission
has been delayed and Is likely to be de
layed for some time to come.
The anneal of Dr. Alcorta has not
yet been officially communicated to the
British foreign office. When this ap
peal does reach Downing street it will
meet with the foregoing answer. Al
though Lord Lansdowne, the secretary
for foreign affairs, holds that the Mac
Naughten commission is powerless, he
will Intimate the willingness of Oreat
Britain to arbitrate the difficulty be
tween tho two countries, if Chill agrees
to that proposition.
No Requests for Arbitration.
Up to a late hour tonight neither
country concerned had requested
Britain to take this action.
Opinion In Downing street Is that
while the cause of the dispute Is petty,
serious consequences may ensue unless
pronint action Is tnken.
According to ndvlces received from
London, February 15, 1890, the British
government appointed Baron Edward
MacNuughten, lord of appeal In ordi
nary; Major General Sir John Charles
Ardagh, director of military Intelli
gence, nnd Colonel Sir Thomas Hun
gerford Holdlch, superintendent of fron
tier surveys In India, a tribunal to ar
bitrate the Argentine-Chill dispute.
Washington, Dec. 23. Both the Chil
ian and the Argentine representatives
were at tho state department today In
reference to tho controversy.
Tho United States government Is
watching tho progress of the negotia
tlons and Is standing ready to aid In a
peaceful solution In any way agreeable
to both the parties. The submission to
Great Britain Is entirely satisfactory to
tho authorities here, and they probably
will assist In having both governments
accede to this manner of solution.
Cause of the Difficulty.
Buenos Ayres, Dec. 23. During the
course of the conference between Presi
dent Boca and Sir W. A. C. Harring
ton, tho president of Argentine ex
plained to tho British minister tho cir
cumstances which have led to the pres
ent dllllculty between Argentine and
Chill. President ltoca laid especlol
.TIi. i, i tl1111 t0 Hm,,'u n '"cable settlement
.! hlln I1" ,l,e ""'l'. ns well as upon the
r?n, ,i, .1 T'lftluess, he asserted, Chill had em
n,Z . Vi. " PlW. " "I'ler l avoid arriving at
such a settlement. Tho British mln
inter will send a detailed report of these
circumstances to his home government.
Tim newspapers published hero as
sures their readers that several powers
stand leady to offer their good olllces
to inedlato the dltllculty, but that Ar
gentina dues not consider that the mo
ment hns yet arrived either for accept
ing or refusing such offers.
According to Hie Tribune. Senor t'ou
cha Stibetcaset, the Chilian minister,
will leave heie.
Lnter Thu chamber of deputies this
nfteruoon voted to accept the proposal
to prohibit tho exportullon of horses
and mules. Tomorrow the chamber will
discuss an Interpellation asking that
Senor Alcorta explain the present stutus
of tho Chilian matter.
Ill Dlarlo publishes a dispatch from
Santiago lu Chill, saying that It Is
rumoieil there that negotiations will ho
re-established with Senor Subercaseaux
at Buenos Ayres.
it Is expected tho Chilian minister
will leavu hero for Chill on January 1,
and the secietary of tho Chilian lega
tion, Senor Krutsuliz, will remain in
charge of Chill's Interests,
Senor Subercaseaux conferred for two
hours this morning with Dr. Costa,
vice-president of Argentina, and Dr.
Amanclo Alcortu, tho minister of for
eign affairs. After this conference,
Senors Costa und Alcorta went to sec
The Tletnpo says that a ciiusus belli
would arise If Chill, desiring to render
effective her jurisdiction over the terri
tory known as Ultima Ksperanza, at
tempted to drive the Argentine police
from this territory, as Argentina would
resist such alt attempt.
Tho Patriotic league would demand
that the exportation of horses and
mules he prohibited by President Boca.
The chamber of commerce of Buenos
Ayres has publicly expressed Its ap
preciation of the patriotic attitude
maintained by Senor Alcorta, tho for
DECLINES TO SERVE
Refuses to Succeed Lyman Gage as
the Secretary of the
By Utcluslte Wire front The Associated Tre-a.
Washington, Dec. 23. The announce
ment of Governor f rune's declination of
the secretaryship of the treasury today,
followed a conference between the
president and Senator Lodge, alter the
latter had talked with Governor Crnre
over the long-distance telephone. The
only name suggested at the white house
toduy, after It was known that Gover
nor Crane would not accept, was that
of Colonel Myron T. Herrlck, of Cleve
land. Colonel Herrlck Is at the head of one
of the largest savings institutions hi
the country and has had a wide ex
perience In financial affairs. He was a
warm personul friend of the late Presi
dent McKlnley, and, it is understood,
was promised a foreign mission.
Boston, Dec. 23. Governor Crane gave !
out the following stntement here this
"I have felt obliged to decline the ap
pointment of secretary of the treasury,
tendered me by the president, on ac
count of illness in my family and In
ability to arrange my business affairs
at such short notice."
That was all tho governor would say.
It is understood that his reference to
illness in his family is based upon tho
fact that his mother is an Invalid, and
on that account he does not care to
leave his Dnlton home.
TO BE GUILLOTINED
The French Farmer Who Killed Five
of His Children Sentenced to be
By Kxchuhe Wire from The Associated Press.
Chartlers, Dec. 23. After a week's
trial which has attracted the attention
of the whole of France. Briere, the
farmer of this vicinity who on April
21 murdered four of his daushters.
aged respectively 14, 11, !i and 4, and
his son, seven years of uge, stabbing
and beating them to death while they
were In bed was found guilty today
and condemned to be decapitated by
the gullotlne. Briere persisted In de
claring himself Innocent, but the clr
cumstuntlul evidence against him wus
A pathetic incident of the trial oc
curred when Brlere's surviving little
duughter (who, the police declure, only
escaped the fate of the other children
by not responding to Brlere's Invita
tion to go to see him) went on the wit
ness stand, sobblngly protesting that
her father was Innocent and begging
the court to restore him to her.
Briere, at the time of the murders,
asserted' that two tramps entered his
house during his absence and killed
the children. He added that he re
turned while the murderers were rob
bing the place und that they attacked
him and after a desperate struggle left
hhn for dead, with four stabs In his
head. He further alleged thut the
tramps escuped with the sum of 1,600
francs and a number of objects of
value. Suspicion soon fell on Briere.
It was suggested that he murdered his
children in a tit of drunken madness,
as he spent the evening of the murders
in drinking and as no trace of the al
leged tramps was found, Besides this.
Brlere's wounds were only slight und
the knife with which they were In
flicted belonged to his house. Finally
a bloodstained Jacket belonging to
Brlero was discovered hidden under
some straw In the court yard. His ar
rest followed. Another theory ad
vanced In connection with tho murders
was that Briere wanted to marry a
widow who had rejected him on ac
count of his large family and he there
fore sent for all of his children, some
of them ut that time boarding with
neighbors and committed tho murders,
after which he Invented the story of
the two tramps, hoping to thereby
shield himself from suspicion.
Dy KulibUe Wire fiom Tlio Associated Press.
WushliiKtuii, IK-v, 'JJ. lluokir Wa--ililii,'t..!i,
president ot the Tuskeme Niuriul lintltute at
Tinka't-c, Ala,, u.i ullh tho iualdeiil for .t
ciin.'.lilcrjblf time tuiUy. e wan leiebid in the
luhinei iimm. While he wu talking In the
preddeut, S'retaiy IHtilKOck anlwd and .Mr.
Wu'.hlmrlnii lilt in omipaii) tslih (lit- .sfvri't.iry
( the liilt'ilni, Mr, Wjihlmton du lined to make
any nt.ilemnit a In hi. Iju.Iiich nh Hie .u.
dint, hut It in billeted III'' illtMieil nuiithein
' . -
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated 1'reM.
New York, Pee. !if. The (rrand Jul uniined
liidUtu'enU today lor i.i'gliu uf duly jiiu-t
I'alrolnuii t'o and Piliilii' Ihinry and Mluk-ii.
lib, In loiimuion nltlt the ullrwcd dl'Cid.'rly
Iiuum! uf .1 worn 111 lumi'd Maurct. It wj) en
testimony cunicrnlui; the iluruclei of this hou-e
that Wjidnuii ISlcunwi wa i-ontiiud.
Spring Oordea Bank Dividend,
By Kxiluilic Wlie fiom The Aoeiatcil I'rvtu.
IViiklilnirloii, Ike. 2J. The comptroller of the
lurreney liaa dalaicd a ditldend of I 7-1D p:r
tint, in favor of the cicdltora of the insolvent
Sptlng (Urdcu National bank of Philadelphia.
SOUTH AFRICA IS
AGAIN WARMING UP
HE HAD TOO MANY STAMPS.
Henry Bantall Is Arrested on Sus
picion at New Haven.
Dy llxcluilre Wire front The Aooelitoil t'ic.ii.
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 23. A man
carrying a dress suit case, partly tilled
with postage stamps, who was arrested
today, Is believed by the police to be an
Important captllie. He Is suspected by
them of some connection with the re
cent robbery of the Chicago postofllce.
The prisoner said that his mime was
Henry Bnntall, that he was a resident
of Providence, B. I., and that his age
Postage stamps worth about $115 nnd
a number of gold watch cases were
found In his pockets and dress suit
case. He Is held under bonds of 12,000
on a warrant Issued by the United
States district attorney.
SIX KILLED ON
Shocking Accident at Allen
town Caused by an Elec
tric Car Jumping Track.
By Excluslte Wire from The Associatfd l'rew.
Allentowu, Pa,, Dec. 23. Six persons
were killed and a number Injured to
night by reason of an electric car Jump
ing the track at a sharp cmve at the
foot of the Lehigh mountain, between
here and Coopersburg. The accident
was due to tho wet rails and snow.
The dead are:
rtKV. TOBIAS KKSM.r.R. n;rcrt 00. an un.ilta- hetl
Reformed chuMi iliiK.tinan. Mllfd within
fight of Ills home.
ALBERT VKAOEK. ot Allrntmvn, hjred to.
MRS. DR. .IAUIB I'KTZKtt, of CoopershurK. .iced
AMBROSE ItEINIIVRT. of KrcMereullr. ,ie,-d H).
1R.WIN RKNNKR, of Zion lllll. farmer, .-.5 jetrs
FRANK WESLIIY, of Allrrlimn.
Th' injured nro:
Wm. Pfelffer. of All.-nlown. left nrm fr.tdur'd,
.lohn D. Wilt, proprieior of Centre Valley ItntM,
left Jrm fractured.
Mn.. J. D. Wilt, rlprht am tinctured and hint
Edwin Simon, of l.aiurk, lmdi lirnlsrs.
Jim. Alhert Yeairrr, hoi-o hmlund was Mil,
hurt internal!! uni omclotis.
I'nknoun Italian boy, face cut; unconvioin.
Ilnrr .1. Rclcliar.l, of Lanark, back and Iietd
f'onduitor A. L. Lptdleh, ot Allentowu, left lejr
Motomtan Charles Moiker, of llentown. tiruivNl.
Mrs. ('. V. Newcomer, of Coopersburg, teeth
broken; miffers from shock.
Rei. B. K. Hottel, of Passer, hurt internally.
Motorman Stocker tried hard to stop
the car when It slipped on the steep
grade, but the car flew around the curve
and swung against a guy pole, which
tore off one side of the car and the roof.
Those killed sat along the broken side
of the cur and were crushed by the
post. The new Coopersburg line, on
which the accident occurred, opened
PLANS FOR RELEASE
OP MISS STONE
Mr. Dickinson Complains of the Evil
Effects of Newspaper Stories.
No Agreement Arrived at.
By Eiclusltc Wire from The Awociatrd Tress.
j Washington, Dee. 23. Spencer Eddy,
United States charge at Constantinople,
has adopted a new and Ingenious plan
for securing the release of Miss Stone.
Naturally, the officials do not care to
make public any details of this project,
lest publicity cause Its failure.
Mr. Dickinson, our consul general at
Constantinople, who has been working
hard In Miss Stone's behalf, has again
complained bitterly to the state depart
ment of the evil effect upon his enter
prise of the free newspaper publications
In this case. ,
) Constantinople, Dec. 23. A corre
spondent here of the Associated Press
was informed at the American legation
today that no agreement had been nr-
rived at with the brigands, who hold
j Miss Stone captive, concerning tho nils
i slonary's release, and thnt It was un
! likely thnt anything would be settled in
this connection for another ten days.
Advices received hero from Solla are
to the effect that M. Tsllka hurt heard
thut Mine. Tsllka, his wife, Is doing
well, but cannot be moved tor another
week. The same advices say Miss Stone
is ulso well,
PRINCETON ALUMNI DINNER.
S. B. Price Elected President of the
The Princeton Alumni association of
Northeastern Pennsylvania bunquetted
ut tho Sterling In WllkeB-Harre last
night. Theni wore forty-llvo In attend
mice, uniong them u number of Hurun
tuniuus. Addresses were, made by Prof, Wood
row Wilson, of Iho Princeton fuculiy;
Judge George rf. Ferris, Judge Frank
Wlieaton, Hov, llorucu K. Hayden,
Harry A. Fuller and 11. W. DuiiiiIuKi
Attorney S. 1). Price, of this city, was
elected piesldent of the association for
the ensuing year, All the other olllceis
Death from Trolley Ride.
Py lUcbKlte Wire from The Anoilitcd I'rtat.
IMdladilphta, Pco. ').-Aiilubald (illfillan, a
Honolulu Mica i planter, hi wa Wilting rcl'titea
lii-re, died In a hmpltal today from a fractured
tkull. He ujrf uuld.iiully thrown liom a trolley
car lat nl.lit, Mi. tlllhllaii ua? a nutlve of
ll.lt ilt, hut ueut to Hawaii Ihiity-scu'ii yearn
ai;o, and had not hicn hero ilnie. lie intended
icIurnliiK to Honolulu after the Curktiuu lioli-dt3.
General Kitchener Reports Sharp
FlQhtlnrj in the Oranrjc
According to Lord Kitchener's Re
port They Charged Determinedly
and in Overwhelming Numbers.
Dewet Is Driven Off with the Los?
of 20 Men The Boers Bury TheiJ
Dead Under Flag of Truce Bn
gagements in Eastern Transvaal.
By Kxcluilve Wire from The Associated PrcM.
London, Dec. 3. Lord Kitchener, In ii
dispatch from Johannesburg, dated Sat
urday, Deo. 21, sends reports of a sharp
lighting In the Orange river and Trans
Vaal colonies. Two hundred mounted
Infantry In tho neighborhood of Begin
deryn were divided Into parties and
were searching farms, when they were
attacked by 300 Doers and forty armed
natives under Commandant Brltz. The
Boers charged determinedly In over
whelming numbers. Beyond the fact
that tho British casultles were severe,
the details have not been received.
Lord Kitchener also reports that dur
ing (Jeneral Do Wett's attack on the
British force commanded by Generals
Dartnell and Campbell at Lnngborg,
Dec. 18, the Boers charged bravely and
fought desperately for several hours.
There were twelve casualties on the
side of the British.
On Dec. 20. M. Botha, with 800 Boers,
surprised Colonel Dainant's advance
guard at Tafel-Kop, Orange River col
ony. The Boers rushed a kopje com
manding the main body and the guns,
but Damimt rallied his men and drove,
the Boers from the kopje. Tho British
casualties were heavy. Damant was
dangerously wounded, two officers and
twenty men pre killed, and three offi
cers nnd seventeen men were wounded.
The Boers left six dead on the tield and
dispersed. The British pursued the
enemy and rnptured a number of pris
oners. Including Commandant Keyter.
Later the Boors, under a flag of
truce, asked permission to remove their
dead. They admitted having burled
In Eastern Transvaal.
In the eastern part of the Trans vaat
colony. Colonel Mackenzie attacked
Commandant Smits force of Boers nt
Lake Banagher. Dec. 20. killing six and
capturing sixteen of them. Command
ant Smlt escaped.
A force of Boers, during the night
of Dec. 19. attacked the British post
at Eland-Spruit, but they wer-j driven
off, leaving eight men killed, Including
Commandant Krle.e. Feld Cornet Ma
hon, who was wounded, and three
other wounded men, were also left on
the Held. Other wounded Boors were
carried off In blankets. The British
casualties were seven men killed and
six officers and eighteen men wounded.
Lord Kitchener, In a dispatch from
Johannesburg, dated Saturday, Dec. 31,
sends reports of sharp fighting In the
Orange Klver and Transvaal colonies.
The engagements occurred Dec. 18, 19
and 20, at points widely apart. Tho
causualtles. so far as known, aggregate
about 150. equally divided; but heavy
British losses, the totals of which have
not yet been reported, have occurred
In the Transvaal. In this last men
tioned fighting, two hundred mounted
infantry, In the neighborhood of Be
glnderyn, etc., as already cabled. ,
GREEN RIDGE LODGE OF MASONS
The New Officers Were Installed
The following officers of Oreen Ridge
Lodge of Masons were installed last
night: Worshipful master. John Fld
lam; senior warden, Oeorge Hey; Jun
ior warden, Rev. F. S. Bullentinc;
treasurer, R. A. Zimmerman; secretary,
K. G. Stevens; trustees, T, B. Jackson,
C. P. Slack, Jesse Clifford; representa
tive to grund lodge, H. M. Cole.
The following ure the appointed of
ficers of the lodge: Senior deacon,
James McKay; junior deacon, T. B.
Jackson; president, John 'Walker; chap
lain, J, V, Hopewell; guide, Henry
Imeson; tyler, John Garvin; senior
master of ceremonies, Ed. A. Heck
man; Junior master of ceremonies,
Three Boilers Explode.
Ily Eicluilte Wire front The Associated Pren.
Wllkei-llarri', Ihc. .!.--Three large boiler it
Nu. Ii loih ut (he Uhlirh. and WllUia-Uarre Coal
company, at Smtar Notch, exploded at mklnitht
j la.t niicht, iluhiK toiiili'eublii daniaite to tho
slope. Two tli cut' ii wire thrown wine uisutit
by the fulie ot the iifloftloii but iscaped wili.iu
Local data tor Dec. $, 1001;
IIW(v,t tempeiature , 37 (Iterce
Uiwcnt tunpiratuio ....,,,,. -I ilt'iriei'1
s a, in , 7 per lent,
a p, in .,.,.,,,.,.,,. W per e'enr.
Precipitation, H hours tnded 8 p. m., U.'.'i imh.
Auu 1 1 Mioufjll for day, 2.2 liicluj.
X WEATHER FORECAST,
4- Wellington, Dec, S3. Forecast for
i- Tuesday ,and Wednesday: Kostern Penn ,
i.lvanU Clearlnif in early mornlnir, to!.
f lowed by fair Tutuday. Wednesday, gen- 4
ivally fair with moderate temperature; 4-
-f lni.rcai.iiiK .toudlncss In the aJternooii, -f-
-f probably without lain; light to fresh
hOiithucM winds. 4-
. l-tf.aS-'. 'ite.;
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