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SCR ANTON, PA., FRIDAY 3 1 OJ LYING, DECEJMBKU 27, 1901.
Goast Town Newspapers Continue
to Tell o? Preparations
for a Struoale.
FOR ANY EMERGENCY
The Gunboat General Pinzon Is
Beady for Battle General Castro
Expects to Starve the Liberal
Leader, Lorenzo, Into Submission.
Indian Tactics Will Be Used.
By Kxclu-lie V ire from The Asroi'laird Press.
Colon, Colombia, Dec. 20. Newspap
ers just received hero from coast towns
In Colombia and Venezuela have much
to say about the present status of the
Venezuelan-Colombian imbroglio. The
gist of these various newspaper arti
cles Is that each republic is still re
criminating the other for permitting
the mustering of arms, troops, ammun
ition, etc., and the actual invasion of
the other's territory in alleged viola
tion of the laws governing the rela
tions of friendly nations. These news
papers contain no news of a declara
tion of war by either Colombia or
Venezuela. They set forth that the
policy of Colombia Is one of readiness
to meet any emergency; hence she will
make continued efforts to Increase the
numbers of her troops now on the Ven
The Colombian gunboat General Pin
ion, with 700 troops on board, has left
here for Rio Hacha. It is reported
fiom the Interior of Colombia that
there has been no recent serious flght
Ing there. A few Liberal insurgents
vere found near Honda on the Magda
lena river. They were easily defeated
and dispersed by the government
The Colombian conservative general,
Castro, considering it next to impos
sible to surround the Liberal leader,
Lorenzo and his followers, who are
now in La Negri tu mountains, has
:ome to the conclusion that the govern
nent's best policy Is to garrison the
nterior towns strongly In the ncighbor
lood of the Liberal retreat, thus cut
ting off Loi ouzo's supplies and ulti
mately forcing him to surrender.
General Gastro is an old Indian fight
er. Ho has campaigned in the Guajira
peninsula and In the Colombian depart
ment of Cauca. fit) is familiar with the
Indian tactics of warfare used bv
Deplorable Financial Condition.
"Washington, Dec. 20. Mall advices
received at the Colombian legation
speaks of the deplorable financial condi
tion of the country resulting from the
strain of the rebellion. Paper money
has depreciated so that $1.1 in paper
money is equivalent to only $1 in gold.
Mr, Hen an, the charge at the legation,
said tonight the rebellion Is now piae
tlcally over. There are only scattered
marauding hands left, numbering prob
ably not much more than 300 men.
These are in the isthmus of Panama
and the state of Toullum, but they are
being wiped out rapidly. The rebellion
broke out In October lbS9, and bus cost
the country the lives of ,10,000 able
bodied men, the sinews of her popula
tion and $250,000,000 in money, and has
left the country In a state of exhaus
tion. HANNA AND FORAKER
FORCES LINED UP
Fun Ahead in the Ohio Legislature
from Now Until Caucus.
By i:clusle Wiie from 'I In Awou itcd I'ics.,
Columbus, O., Dee. 20. The light over
the organization of the Ohio loglslatuio
took on deilultc foim today at noon
when the Ilnnua side of the contro
versy announced Its slate.
There Is no Hannu candidate for
president of tho senate pro teni; V, u.
Till of Cleveland Is slated for cloik
of the senate, W. S. McKluunii of Ash
tabula lor speaker of the houso and
Uurgess L. MoRlroy for clerk are pitted
against the Kor.iker ticket which Is as
follows: For president of the senate,
I-'rimk 13. Archer, of Hellalre; for clerk,
Sheriff .Scobey of Troy; for speaker
of the house. Aaron T. 1'ilce of Athens;
for cleik, Harvey V, Hpeelinun, of Mar
ietta. Kuih side accepted tho terms
of thr oilier. The candidates are on tho
Kiuiiiiil and there will he n battle loyal
I mm now on until the caucus on Jan.
WirC" ON CANADIAN PACIFIC,
At Least Four Men Killed in Col
lision Near Sault Ste, Marie.
11 Hu'liuirc Wire from The Asioi Sated I'rcu.
Sault Ste. Marie, Out., Dec. 20. Tho
locul express and u working train on
I ho Canadian Pat-Mo uillway were In
ioIIIhIou lust night between this pluco
and Wabbwood, wlillo running at full
speed. Four men or more were, killed,
mid several wero severely Injmed. Tito
:rew of the winking train, among
vlilth v.ero most of the killed, wern
fiom tho Michigan Son, with tho ex
ception of McDavIt, the engineer.
Tho names of those killed have not
been learned, Christopher, the engi
neer; Miller, the llieinan; Gould, tlin
conductor, and the Imggugemati of the
express, were seriously hint. A train
carrying physicians was sent to dm
B.i D.ulushe Wire from 'I ha Associated I'rcu.
.New York, Dee. SO Killul: Mr nut r I .a Si
vile, lliue. Hotlcrdjiii Airliul: Mranir
Jlaadam, New York, lljiiibuig Aiilied! lVim
ilwnU, New Yolk til 1'ljmoutli and cjieihciiui;.
Murd J'aucd: Li Hn-tagiie, New loik. fer
Expects to Report for Duty Again.
Civil Service Commission Ap
proves of His Discharge.
Fly Excluslie Wire from The Associated Prcs.).
New York, Dec. 20, Kdgar Stanton
Mnclay, who infused to resign as
special laborer In the office of the gen
eral storekeeper of the navy yard was
i'Umniarily discharged today. Mnclay
went to the navy yard as usual today
and prepared to resume his duties.
Pay Director Putnam went to
Maclay's desk, read him tho telegram
of dismissal received from Washington
yesterday and told him that he was
dismissed. Maclay left the yard Im
mediately. He said he would return at
the usual time tomorrow prepared to
go to work.
Washington, Dec. 20. The civil ser
vice commission todav notified Kelgar
Si. Maclay, the historian recently em
ployed in the Urooklyn navy yard that
Ills removal from his rjosttiou at that
point was not in violation of the civil
service act. This notification is con
tained In a letter wiltten to Mr. Mac
lay bv President Proctor of the com
mission and Is In reply to an Inquiry
NEW YORK DEMOCRATS
ARE IN A WRANGLE
Mr. O'Grady's Friends Object to the
Nomination of Perry Belmont.
Belmont Threatens Croker.
By i:clu-iie Wire from The As-cciatcd Pi ess.
Xew York, Dec. 20. Tho factional
disagreement among the Democrats of
the Seventh congressional dlslrit i
over the nomination of a candidate
for the seat in congress made vacant
by the le-slguutlon of Nicholas Mul
Iei reached the election bureau today.
The fi lends of Joseph O'Grady, leprc
sented by Asa Bird Gardner, I'led pro
tests against tho nomination of Perry
Ilehnonl and John E. Bennett.
Tho main objections set foi th were
of a technical nature and questioned
the legality of the nominating conven
tions. An incident of the contest Is
the 'personal ciuairel between Iltehaid
Croker and Perry Belmont, and tho
latter has threatened to sue tho Tam
many leader for libel.
Tonight Perry Belmont filed objec
tions with the board of elections to
the certificate of nomination filed by
O'Grady. The objec'tions are that Bel
mont is tlie nominee of the regular
convention and that O'Grady is not, in
that the convention which nominated
O'Grady was not legally called. Ar
gument will be heard on the objections
The Greater Xew York Democracy.
In convention tonight, unanimously
nominated Perry Belmont as its can
didate for the Seventh congressional
GIVES UP THE FIGHT
Quits the Campaign and Returns
Home General Gomez Threatens
to ''String Up" a Few.
11 Inclusive Mire from 'I he A-oi i.ilcd 1'iess.
Havana, Dec. 20. General Bortolome
Mtiso, candidate of the Democratic
parly for the presidency of Cuba, left
here this morning for his home at
Manzanlllo. He has given up the cam
paign. The demonstration yesterday
evening, as well as that held at the
railroad station this morning, brought
out a largo crowd,
A Havana newspaper quotes General
Maximo Gomez as threatening to have
Civil Governor Iteclo, of Puerto Prin
cipe province, expelled from office
when ho returns to Havana, for hav
ing permitted demonstiatlons against
Gomez In the course of his political
tour of that province. The same paper
says alro that General Gomez has
thieatened to "btrlng up" a few cithers
when the Cuban republic Is formed.
VENEZUELANS AT MARTINIQUE
Insurgent Chieftains in Touch with
Arras and Adherents.
Ily IIxcluslio lie fiom 1h Assoclate-il I'icss.
Fart do France, Martinique, Dec. 20.
Many Venezuelans have airlved
here. General Matos, tho leputcd
leader of the revolution against Cas
tio, Is still here, as Is tho British
steamship Baa High.
It is alleged that tho vessel has on
board r.,000,000 cartridges and 1O.00H
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Ily Kicliulic Wire fiom Tho AwiiUtcil Press.
lMini!i, W.eh., lhe, Si.-liuwrimr Itoilitira
died at S n'duik tnnlu'ht,
M. l.'iul., Jin,, Pie. in. Ilov. I'.ilhir ('hrMn
iilirr Koeiiii;, .mid u) iar, died ,it m, AI ir '
hospital, to. l.miU, today, on lt. Ihlrlt Ihliil
nmiitirniy of hU pastorate of si, llenrt'i. ihurih,
J'j-l l-t Louis, lie hoi heen ill .ilinut .1 month,
New oil.. Pee, ill. the Hey, .limes Cnni'ioii,
reclor of tin) I'loli-daiit rpiseopd ihiillh of tho
A-i iju-iini, -Ic ln-i fit, clleil fiom Mood poisoning
loili, tlie mult ill .1 cut -mm his ),f with 4
ihlscl, "lillo li wan iimklii; .ihmit Ms homo
Ki'eiill. Ili mis Iioiii in Ihialaud in Ml, hut
umi. lnonithl In this lountiy uhen a rhlhl .
v.m miliii.t'il In l.7 uml li.nl hull in charge
ol AxiikIoii luil.-h tlflien e.irii.
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President's Dinner Quests.
Ily Kxtlimlir ire from 'I he Assoilatcil Press.
NashliiKlmi, lu. l. I'lifMint ItoOMtelt In.
nl?)it tntiiiilntil .i I'lily at ilimur, 'J Ioj (.-iinii
wiiui Seuiiarv limit, Atloinry (inieiul Knox,
liemral ltaii'lolili, Ittar A'linlial Huhle 1).
HtaiK, Sin.itor Loilc ond .la.tUc Clail.e, if
SURRENDER OF SAMSON.
War Department Is Advised by
Cnbla of tho Event.
Ily riulmltc Wire from '1 he'A'soc I itcil I'rcu.".
Washington, Dec. 20, Tho war de
partment has been advised by cable
from Manila of tho surrender oC the
Insurgent chieftain, SAnison, it I Mu
tasaron, with all his olllcers and men,
twent-elght cannon and torty-llve
Mutsaron docs not appear on any of
the maiis la the possession of tho de
partment, but It Is assumed that the
surrender took place In the Isdand of
tiohol, as It was there that Samson of
late has been opoiatlng with his fol
lowers, having crossed over from the
former scene of his depredations, the
Island of Ccbu.
Minister of Foreign Affairs nt
Buenos Ayrcs Announces the
By Hxcluiltc Wire from The Awoclatcil Prej,
Washington, Dec. 20. Tho Argentine
minister Dr. Garcia-Merou, today re
ceived a despatch from tho minister of
foreign affairs at Buenos Ayrts an
nouncing the satisfactory termination
of the Chile-Argentine trouble, and
giving the basis of settlement. Tho
dispatch 1.4 as follows:
"The pending incidents with Chile
have been solved by agreement directly
with the government of that country
and in a satisfactory form. Chile gives
explanation of the opening of roads
through the disputed territory, and
both governments agree to withdraw
the police forces which they have
maintained in the territory In contro
versy situated near the Inlet of Ultima
"Alcorta, minister of foreign affairs."
Dr. Garcia-Merou expressed himself
as highly gratified with tlie disappear
ance of the war cloud, and pointed out
that the terms of the settlement show
ed that Argentine's earnest desire to
maintain peace had led her to make
considerable sacilllces. By both forces
withdrawing their police from that lo
cality the government ownership of the
Ultima Esperanza terrltoiy becomes a
question for arbitration.
BLIZZARDS Tn THE WEST
Sleet and Snow Storms Raging- In
the Rocky Mountains and
Ily nclusite Wire from Tlie Acsorlattd PiciS.
Salt Lake, Utah, Dec. 20. Sleet and
snow storms, accompanied by wind,
which nt some points almost reached
the velocity of a hurricane, have
wi ought havoc with train and tele
graph service in the northwest. In
the mountains west of Misouln, Mont.,
the snow and sleet was blinding. The
storm is still rasing in the mountains,
all trains are more or less delayed,
while telegraph service is completely
prostrated. Spokane, Wash., so far a-i
telegraph is concerned, Is completely
cut oft from the ouslde world.
At Butte, Mont., the storm came
from the west out of a clear sky, the
snow, driven by a tierce wind, being
so thick that It was impossible to
see across the street. The storms ap
parently extend clear through to thr.
coast. Seattle, Tacoina and other
places reported tei rifle wind and mar
ine disasters aie feared. The stoim
seems to be gradually working south.
High winds are reported from Utah
points and every Indication points to
a severe blizzard in the Inter-mountain
Helena, Mont., Dec. 20. A storm
struck Helena todaj" with a sudden
ness that was startling, h calm,
warm morning was ttausforitied into
n howling bllzard in a moment. Snow
fell rapidly, while the wind raped. The
stoim lasted almost an hour and since
then then) has been a high wind. Dur
ing the storm, the Mind attained a
velocity of forty-live miles i.n hour.
The storm came from tho northwest
and was general over Western and
FATAL FALL OF A CRANE.
Threo Men Instantly ICilled nnd
Four Injured at the American
By Kxcluslto Wire from The Associated I're.
Chicago, Dec, 20, Thro men were in
stantly killed and four Injured by the
fulling of it steel crane nt the American
Bildge works this itfternon.
The Killed arc John Swnn, John
Traver, Albeit Rock: and tho injured
are John Doyle, Charles Warren, Mat
thew Hogan and Patrick Murphy.
All of the injured with the exception
of Murphy tire seriously hurt.
Thirty men weto working In the vi
cinity of the crane at tho tlmo of the
accident, unci many of theso had nar
row escapes, Swan, Traver and Bock
weio caught beneath tho huge mass
of steel and each man was crushed to
badly as to bo almost unreeojjnlzable.
The crano was guaranteed tn hold
thirty tons, hut was carryl'ig only
twenty tons at tho tlnm of Its col
lapse. No cause is assigned tor tho
accident, except a possible Haw In one
of the chains supporting dm crane.
FOUR BOYS DROWNED.
By Kxclu'Iie Wire from The Associated Trm.
HriilKciuti'i, .V. S., Pee. SI, Teuir boi who
went i-kallii.; mi l.ihuu liicr e.terdi.i, biol.u
Ihruiirfh th (in uml nue drowned toi-eth-r,
Thev i(iu Teiry und Men ilia Hlioilcnhaimr,
biotheH, II und i eat old; I uny llubley, aji.l
U, sihosu birthday iii'iiiirrairy It was, and
Cci'ikV haihinaii, aiied 10.
Iowa Man Declines Office.
By ISxctusiie Wiic from The Associated I'rei.
pes .Uihiirf, la pee. SiU-John 1', Itcete, rf
Allila, pAshlint of Ihei Tullcd Mine Woikeis of
Ipwa, li.i.sjiloi lliu'il the iotiliou of e'olniulloinr,
teliJciid lv the as.oel.iliou if lowu mine umieis,
an I will ijjnd fol U'-cleitivu as pie.sid.nt of the
He Accepts the Place as Arbitrator
In Attempt to Settle
WILL NOT SHIRK
Tho Ex-President Says His Sense of
Public Duty Forces Him to Ac
quiesceSo 111 That He Can Hard
ly Write Letter of Acceptance.
General Committee Now Complete.
Nnmes of the Members Selected.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Dec. '20. Ex-President
Crover Cleveland has uccepted an ap
pointment to the Industrial depart
ment of the National Civic Federation
created at the recent peace conference
of labor and capitalistic leaders. His
letter of acceptance, In which he ap
proved the plan of Industrial peace,
was today delivered to Oscar S. Straus,
who was chairman of the conference.
It rends as follows:
Princeton, Dec. 21, 1001.
My Pear Mr. Straus: Your letter of the Hith
in t. lb at luiil. lllni's-i his (oiiltneil me tn my
loom almost Hie weeks anil I am now liaully
utile to sit mi jii'l mile this.
My iliihe fur the r.ulet uml comfort of :ihsn
lule letlicmenl fium public or s-cml-public tsriUe
is scry strong, ami mono flrmiRcr us the dais
Iiks. I should without hcMtition jield to thin
mill clullne om lequest that I accept .1 place
anions thee svho aie to wck the iiiomoliun of
iudu-triil jicue hy friendly inleinntion in
! troubles between i'inplieu and the cmplojed
j if I weic not afraid tii.it I should thereby disro-
Bird an impoitint duty. My reflections haie
i mule It ele'.ir tu me that I should accept the
plaie aiitncd to me; and I ilo o with nn
earnest wich that IIiom' sell1' ted to nitiielv rep
lcont the purpo-es and inotiies of Oiir confer
ciiie mae nut hlior iu s.iin.
Yours icie truly,
(.Signed) Cmier Clcieland.
Hon. Ose-ar S. Sliaus, New York.
Mr. Straus said In giving the
letter to the public that every man
named on the general committee had
signified acceptance of the trust and
The full committee, which was an
nounced on Dec. 17, at the time the con
ference was held in this city, is as fol
lows: The Public.
CiirclliH .. nils.
( hiile- I'l.ii" i-. Ae!.mi.
AiehbKhop doiill lie! mil.
llMiop Heniy ('. 1'otlu.
(hiile-. H. Hliut, pio-i.liiit llanaid university.
I'laukhu MieVmah, Chiiaw.
.I.iiii. - If. Kikd-,.
.Inhn .1. lla'iok.
.Iihu !. Mllbuin, Iiutr.ilo.
Ch.ulo .1. Ilouiiiaite, llalllmoie.
(-i .11 .s. Sll.UK
lhlpli M. K.i-ley.
Samuel Compcii;, president of the American
Federation of I-ilior,
John Mitchell, president of tlie United Mine
1 I. Salient, Rr.ind matter of the Brother
hood of I.oe'omotive Tinmen,
T. J, Shatter, prctlelcnt of the Am. delimited
Association of lion, Mi el ami Tin Woikert.
Janus Duncan, secutary of the Cr.mite Cuttus
IXiniel J. Kccfe, inftidcnt of the Intel national
Aiocl.tllou of I,oiii.'-huiciiitii
Martin t'ov, president of the National Iron
.Tames M, I. mil, pictident of the International
IMuaul I'. C'laii;, riaud conductor, Brothuhood
of Hiilway Coiuhie teirs.
Heniy White, Fetietaiy of the fiainient Work
ers of Ameiica.
Waller MtcAithur, rdlle,r of The CVioat i-ca-nau'i.
Journal, San Tranche o.
James O'CVmnell, inesldeiit of the International
A.'sot latUm of MachlnKts.
S.nalor Mircm A. llanni, Ciiit ijro.
Clinics M. Schwab, president United Mates
Steel corpoi itlon.
S I). Callaway, American T.oi'omotiie nor!.-.
Chailm Mooic, pietldent Natlfiul Tool cum
pany, J, P. Hockefeller, Jr.
II. II. VrcelanJ, Metioiolitin Street Itailnay
I.enls Xlxon, Crescent Shlp.ianl, Tliabcthport,
James A, Chaniberf, president Ameiican (liana
lompany, l'lttsluusr. Pa.
William II. Pfililcr. netldint N.ilinnal As.toel.f
thin Stole Miliufletiireis, I'lill iili'lpiil i.'
)'.. V. Itipley, iituidiiit Atclil-on, Tojieka and
Santa IV lallw.iy.
Minus M. Maiks, pre-ielent of Nation d A
toeialiiMi if ( lolliln; Miiiufietiirei.s,
J, Iiiutlsehiillt. preddent of Southern Pacific
Senatnr Ilnnim Is chulrinan of the
HAS INVADED RUSSIA
Capitalists Have Offered Govern
ment 36,000,000 Roubles for
(.'oiiespoiiilciiie of the Associated Picts,
St, Petersburg, l-'rlduy, Dee, 13. A
Siberian newspaper says that Ameri
can capitalists have offered tho govern
ment 20,000,000 roubles for a uny year
lease of n large strip of laud In the
Kirghiz steppes, which are ilch ill cop
per, ioal and silver, Tho territory, 200
by H70 versts In extent, lies between
P.ivloditr and J,nko Jtalknss, Paclodar
la on tho Iriysh river, south of Omsk.
Senator Clark of Montana has pie.
vlously been ref cried to as having been
in negotiations with pilvato Interests
for a lilt go piece of land in the samo
province Semlpal.it Insk.
Bank Jlessonger Arrested,
Uy I!xilualie Wire fiom The Aoclatid 1'icu.
New- Yolk, Jlee. 27, , J, Aer.s, a iiim lues,
icuuer of the Union bank i lliooklin, uha dU
appealed recently with U.uuO of lliu bank's nioian,
ua anc-U'd today in Munlnal.
OP COMPANY P.
Twenty-two Filipinos Killed Yan-
keo Soldiers Wounded,
fly Kxclmlic Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 20. The war de
partment today 1h advised by General
Chaffee, at Manila that Company P,
21nt Infantry, had n desparatc hand to
hand encounter In n gorge six miles
south of San Jose, Uatangas, Dec, 23.
Twenty-two of tho enemy were killed.
Patrick A. Connolly received nn ugly
bolo wound In the left cheek: Private
Carney received six bolo cut3 in the
neck and shoulders.
Practically Reached by the Several
Delegations at the Pan-American
By Kvcluslve Wire from The Associated Prevs.
Mexico City, Dec. 20. Today a sub
stantial agreement on the subject of
arbitration was practically reached by
the several delegations to the Pan
American conference. Contrary to
what had been anticipated, it Is al
most certain that the agreement is
unanimous, Including Argentina, who,
It was thought, would refuse to sign
any but a compulsory Se;heme of arbi
tration. The basis of agreement Is
simply Tho Hague convention. All the
nations represented at the conference
in Mexico will become parties to The
Hague convention. They might join It
independently, but as tho United
States and Mexico are already mem
bers of The Hague convention. It has
been concluded that they shall have
the honor of Introducing the other
nations. In addition, the nations to
the conference other than the United
States, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Ni
caragua and perhaps one or two others
will sign among themselves a scheme
of compulsory arbitration, but still ac
cepting The Hague tribunal and Thr
Hague procedure. This compulsory
plan, however, It Is said, will take ef
fect only among the signatory nations
and will not have the official sanction
of the Pan-American conference.
A sentiment is growing up in favor
of fixing January ! as the definite
date for the closing of tho conference.
Hon. Volney Foster, of Chicago, one
of the United States delegates, takes
a hopeful view of the result of the
convention's work, declaring that he
believes that the congress will be a
success and that It will achieve that
which it set out to do under the pro
gramme. THEIR WAGES INCREASED.
Drahemen and Yardmen at Pitts
burg Receive an Advance.
By IMcltisItr Wile from The Aswialfd Presn.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 26. All railroad
companies In Pittsburg district today
granted increases to brukemen and
yardmen and yard llremen. The ad
vance Js uniformly 2 cents an hour to
yard conductors and brakemen and one
cent an hour to yard firemen. Yard en
gineers are not affected by the Increase
because they are now being paid more
In proportion than the other yard men.
The advance Is practically the scale
which tho men tried to force several
weeks ago by striking and failed. The
ofllcluls say the advance Is given be
cause the yard situation In this dis
trict has become more difficult to
handle and puts much extra work on
A typical scale under the new order
is that to be paid on the Pittsburg and
Lake Erie road where the men will be
advanced as follows:
Yard conductors clay from 25 cents
to 27 cents an hour; night from 20 to
28 cents: ynrd brakemen day from IS
cents to 20 cents; night from 19 cents to
21 cents; yard firemen 1G to 17 cents
President Roosevelt's Letter to Gov
ernor of Iowa.
By Kxcluslie WIru from Tho Associated Press,
Des Moines, Iowa, Dec, 26. Gov.
Shaw tonight received tho following
mesago from President Itooscvelt, tho
first ho bus received direct from the
president regarding his appointment:
"Gov. aiiaw: I am dellchted that
you have consented to accept port
folio of secretary of treasury. IIuvo
SHAWMUT BANK ENLARGES.
Boston Institution Increases Its Cap
ital Stock by 8500,000.
Bj Kttlusiie ire from Tho Associated I'rcu, ,
Uoslon, Dec. 20. Tho stockholders of
the National Khawmut bank today vot
ed to Increase their capital from $3,
000,000 to M,u00,000, the new stock to lie
disposed of for not less than 10 per
More vice-presidents were authorized.
Will Adopt Wireless Telegraphy,
By Kxcluslie Wlic (rem Ths Associated Press.
Washington, Pee, '."l.Thu naiy iliiirtinent
Ins taken Ihe initial Mcp towards the uiliiploi
of niiclctu telcipaphy in a iniiiu of slunallliu
belueeit war Mi at mm, To this end Aehnlial
lliudh.nl, or III.' biirejii of riuipmeiit lias .iskel
that' the armored iruUeu of the IVniir.iliiinii
el.u-s bale their Iliads and litvim; si urunsid
that the uirelcM sixteen ean be inlroelueeil,
Lackawanna's New Passenger Agent
11 llsilusiie Wne from 'Ihe Asjoe-latcd 1'rca.s.
Indianapolis I nd., Dee, 2H. (ieoijje W, lli.ilcr
hxt been appointed assistant i-omial pai-en;;i"
tiltcnt of the lkdauarc, l.ackiiiamu und U'eMirii
rallioad, with lituil'inai tirs In New Yolk illy
lie has been chief clerk of the liasicnver depait
incut for two yejis.
BRITISH CAMP IS
RUSHED BY MWET
NEW YORKER DISAPPEARS
Charles A. Alden of the Department
of Charities Has Been Missing
By Exclusive Wire from The Assoelstcc! Prcsj.
New York, Dec. 26. Charles A, Ald
en, private secretary to Commissioner
Joint W. Keller, of the department of
charities, and also acting treasurer of
the department nnd trustee of the court
fund of tho Outdoor poor department,
has been missing from the city since
Saturday noon last and today expert
accountants under direction of Com
missioner Keller began examining his
books. Commissioner Keller said to
night: "I do not know where he Is. He may
bo dead. We do not know that thrre
Is any shortage In his uccounts."
The missing man has occupied h'
present position for the last four years.
Previous to that he was a Congrega
tional minister In Schenectady, N. Y.,
leaving his clerical position during the
Bryan campaign of 1S9S to stump the
state of New York In behalf of free Rll
ver. The amount of money which
passed through Alden's hands was
On Saturday last Alden asked leave
to go to Phlladclnhia, saying that he
would bo back Monday. His wife lives
here. She says that her husband told
her he would stop at the Walton, Phil
adelphia. When Mr. Keller heard this
ho wired to the hotel, and a reply came
saying that n man ofthat name had
registered there on Saturday, leaving
his valise as security. The man left the
hotel Immediately and has not been
been seen there since. His valise Is still
SHORTAGE OF CARS
INJURES COAL TRADE
Secretary Wilson Thinks That
Shortage of Fuel Will Force
People Into Economy.
By Kxclusivc Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 26. Secretary
Wilson of the United Mine Workers
of America said today, that the lack of
transportation facilities Is doing a per
manent injury to tho coal mining bus
iness throughout the country. The
shortage of fuel in the larger cities, lie
thinks, will accustom the people to
burn smaller quantities, so hereafter
they will know by experience that it
will not be necessary to buy as heavily
as they have when the market was
iicll supplied. He believes this will
lessen the future demand unci have a
tendency to hurt the business. The
lack of transportation facilities, he said,
exists throughout the entire mining
districts of the United States. Many
mines have been shut down and others
were only operating half time.
President Mitchell, Vice President
Lewis nnd Secretary Wilson will be re
elected without opposition at the na
tional convention of the mlneis which
will begin here hi January. The nom
ination blanks have been sent out to
all of the local unions and no other
names for these positions hae been
A number of reports have been cir
culated recently to the effect that
President Mitchell Intends to letlre to
engage In some other business, but he
has decided to lemain at the head of
the organization for ut least another
SOLDIERS INDULGE IN RIOT.
Dau Tarpey's Saloon Wrecked.
Artillery Quells Trouble.
By i:cluslve Wlio from Tlie Awiclated 1'ii-s.
San Francisco, Cal. Dec. 20. Last
night's riot at the Presidio had a sequel
tonight. Tho saloon of Dave Tarpey,
just outside the presidio where last
night's trouble occurred was completely
Early tonight nearly 200 ioldlers sur
rounded Tarpey's saloon and began
shooting and throwing stones Into the
building. Tho windows and doors
were broken and bar fixtures demol
ished. A ilot call was answered by
a platoon of mounted artillery, who
(Illicitly suppressed tho riot. Several
nriests weio made,
William Uoss, a soldier, who has been
lining extra duty at Tarpey's saloon,
ejected two soldiers from the place on
Tuesday night because they were un
uily and for this ho Inclined the en
mity of tho mob element among the
KILLED BY A YOUNG GIRL.
Mississlppian Palled to Tell Identity
and Was Shot.
By i:eluslie Wire from The As-mlalcd 1'iess,
Duck Hill, Dec, 28. Frank Hoyal, n
young man, was shot and killed last
night near this place by tho daughter
of his brother-in-law, T, S. Mills, whom ,
he and his wife were visiting. Mills
and Hoyul went to town In the evenlii'r. '
and upon their return Iloy.ti jokiu:.;'.v
refused to answer Mrs. Mills, who
called to hint us he started to enter the
Heatrlcp Mills, a fourteen-year-old
girl, thinking It some one bent on nils
chief, seized a sholsun and llrcd, dm
entire loud entering lloyal's heail us ho
opened the hall door,
General Alger's Condition,
By i:cluslie ire from The Assoei ilrd 1'ics.i.
Pclroll, illeh., Dec, 20.- llr. Loiurtcar, uho '
one f the altendlin; phisii lans on (io'irral It, A.
AL'ir, .dd touivl.i that the critical period has
hum pi-vcd und tint Ills lecoieiv was cer
tain tu. far as he could determine nt prcKiit.
(iencral Alccr'i. pulte iws CO and Ills temperature)
Ib.T. "lie- has been taking Mine nourishment in
Ihe form of broth and lias uisseel a l cry ioin
fortible day," tald Pr. Long) ear.
Lord Kltcliencr Reports a Disaster
at Golonel Firman's Gamp
IT IS FEARED THAT
LOSSES ARE HEAVY
Boer Resistanco Has Always Been
Strong in That Part of the Orange
River Colony The Advantage
Gained by De Wet Creates Anx
iety in London.
By i:cluslic Wire from Tlie Associated Press.
London, Dec. 2C The following dis
patch has been received from Lord
Kitchener, dated Johannesburg:
"General Rundle reports that tho
night of Dec. 24 Colonel Firman's camp
at Zeefonteln, consisting of three com
panies of yeomanry and two guns was
successfully rushed by a strong com
mando under De Wet. It Is feared tho
casualties were heavy. Two regiments
of light horse are pursuing the Boers."
Loudon, Dec. 27. Doer resistance
has always been very strong In that
part of the Orange River colony which
was the scene of General De Wet's
Christmas coup. A great quadrangle
of blockhouses is being built there, this
four point of which are Vereenlglng,
Volksrust, Hurrlsmlth and Kroon
stad. At the southeast corner of this
quadrangle is a long open space from
Bethlehem to Llndley, where the
square of blockhouses Is still incom
plete, and here De Wet made his at
tack. Colonel Firman's force prob
ably amounted to four hundred men,
and the disaster, especially the loss of
the guns, the possession of which may
enable De Wet successfully to attack
the blockhouses, creates a disturbing
Brief Statement from Governor
Stone Major Brown Ignored.
11 lXtliLsive he fiom The Associated l're
Hnirlfcburg, Dec, 26. Oovernor Stone
tonight Issued the following brief state
ment on the Pittsburg political situa
tions: "t have nothing to add to Majo:
lliown's speeedi last Friday night in
Justification of his removal."
Major A. M. Urown was recently re
moved by Clovernor Stone from the of
fice of lecorder of Pittsburg and ex
Director J. O. Urown was appointed in
his place. At a town meeting In Pitts
burg on Friday night, Major Drown
made a speech criticising the governor
for removing him and ridiculing his
statement "to the people of Pittsburg,"
explaining the leasons for his removal.
DEATHS PROM FIRE.
Three Members of the Connolly
Family Victims of the Blaze.
By Kiclcsiio Wiic from The Associated Pros.
Philadelphia. Dee. 20. Another
death occurred today tts the result of
fire last night In the home of James
11. Connelly, in West Philadelphia.
Mary Connelly, aged I years, wus
burned to death last ulc.lit, and today
Mrs. Kiln Connelly, 2S yeais old, wllo
of James Connelly, died In a hospital
from Injuries received thorugh leaping
from a second-story window.
Hairy, the two months' old son of
James Connelly, died of his lnjuricH
this afternoon, making the third death
as a result of the fire. Three other
members of the family, who were bud
ly burned, will recover.
MILES AGAIN IN COMMAND.
Resumes His Duties in War Depart
ment with Best Possible Grace.
Ill lluliinlio Wiie from The A-soelatrel Pre.-..
Washington, Dee, 2fi. Llouleuart
General Miles resumed his duties ill
command of the army at his ofllce In
the war department todny. It Is said
that he has decided to accept the sit
uation relative to his controversy with
.Secretary Koot with the best possible
graco and will say or do nothing to
continue dm controversy.
So fur us known, the Incident will
cause no decided change In his pto
ai ranged plans, oDlelal and social, fo
Senator Sewall Weaker.
By Excluslie Wire from 'Hie Anocittrd 1'rcs.
Camden, Pee. 211. The pli slcl ins atlcndlnf
I'lilled Mile Senator Willi mi J, Squall cue on'
the iufoinintlon toniu'lit that their patient I
much neither than he nas jesterday, Uiile.s then
Is some Impiiiiement tliouii icry won, they he.
Ilcic that Ihe Miiatur iiill not live much longer,
.ocal elala for Dee, 20, 1001 1
lllla.t tempeiature ,,,,, ,, ,17 degrees)
I. one-it timperatuiu ,,,,,,, ,,, 29 dcRr.'r
S ,1. Ill , 100 per c rill.
h p. in. , ,,.,,.,., OG'pcr cent,
I'lielpll itlon, 21 hours ended 8 p. in., IU'3
inch. Total tuoufall for day, 0.8 iiicli.
WEATHER FORECAST, -f
s- Washington, Dec. !. rorecast for Frt-
day and Saturday; Eastern 1'cntisy li aiiin 4
llalu Friday, followed by fair. Salur. -sV
s- day, partly cloudy! Ikdit tenrpeiaturn
- ilunitis; fre-ili to brisk east to wutheut 4-
4- seliids, I online: net. -