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It Is Evident That a Naval Demon
stration Will Soon Be
Made Iju Germanu.
FIRST MOVE WILL BE
BLOCKADE OF PORTS
In Case of War on Effort Will La
Made to Starve Out the Venes '. e
lnns by Shutting Off Mean-.i of
Obtaining Food Supply Venezue
la Hopes to Enlist Sympathy of
the United States.
By Eu-Iu-lip Wire from .U-oeia. '"tea.
Washington, n c. 27. Ti-e gathering
of German wu. fillips In tho vicinity cf
Venezuela, .id the presence In the
panic kv ty of many American, Brit
ish, French anil other foreign warships
is cllrcctlnpr attention to the Imminence
of the naval demonstration Goimany Is
about to make against Venezuela. Thus
far the German governtucnl has not
made known the exact details of lur
proposed move, the official communi
cations to the United States being con
fined to an Inquiry as to the attitude
of this government on the question ot
demonstrating, in view of the purpose
on the part of Germany not to acquit e
any permanent foothold in Venezuela.
The answer of this government was en
tirely satisfactory to the German au
thorities, who have since proceeded
with the execution of their plans for
coercing Venezuela. It is said to he
probable that the first move by Ger
many will be the establishment of a
blockade of Venezuela, and thus starve
the besieged into submission. Vene
zuela, it is said, is entirely dependent
on the outside world for its supply of
corn, which is a staple among the
Venezuelans. The Germans are ex
pected to occupy one-or more of ' the
main poita of Venezuela, probably I.a
Ouayra and Maraealbo. In this con
nection, most positive assurances have
been given to the TJnited States govern
ment that occupation is to be tempor
ary and only for such length of time as
will permit the collection of the debt
due to Germany, thus disposing of the
report that there is any ulterior pur
pose to establish a German coaling
station on Venezuelan soil.
On the part of Venezuela, it is semi
officially understood that President
Castio has made known that he is pre
pared for any eventuality. There Is
complete silence, however, as to the de
fensive measures Venezuela Is adopt
ing, but there Is no indication that she
is laying mines or preparing in any way
to resist an occupation of La Guayra
or Maraealbo, which are such open
ports that they are practically defense
less against such powerful armament
as the Germans can bring to bear. The
reliance of Venzuela appears to be on
the practical difficulties Germany will
encounter. Venezuela, It is assorted, has
no need of outside supplies, and while
corn is much used, in nn emergency
there are many other cereals which can
be put to use. Moreover, the natives
are said to be meat-eaters almost ex
clusively and to have no need for corn
or outside products. With reference to
German occupation of one or more
ports. It is thought to be likely that
Venezuela will rely on harrassing the
invaders. The fresh water supply of
La Guavra and Muruculho is drawn
from Interior streams anil lake's, and
these are expected to be cut off. The
interior of Venezuela Is regarded as
safe, as it is said that it would take at
least 200,000 German soldiers to make
headway through the wild and uneven
country against gueiilla tactics.
Venezuela Desires Our Sympathy,
There appears also to bo much re
liance on the part of Venezuela in the
sentiment and sympathy which can be
nroused within the United States when
nn Kuropeuu invader is actually oper
ating on American soil and Venezuela
Issues a declaration of war, Venezuela,
It is understood, also relies largely on
the fact that foreign capital Is Invest
ed In the largo Venezuelan ports and
would lie the heaviest sufferer from any
destruction wrought by the Geminiis.
Money fiom France, Knglnnil, Ger
many and the TJnited States lias built
up I.a Guayra, Maraealbo and the oth
er large places and little Venezuelan
capital, It Is said, is at stake, A Ger
man blockade, Venezuelans declare,
will prove quite as onerous to Ameri
can, Urltish and other foreign shipping
as it will to tho Internal Interest of
Venezuela and these shipping Interests
are expected to appeal to their several
governments, There are a few hopeful
signs on both sides that at the lust
moment a clash may bo averted. The
German minister to Venezuela Is still
at his post and there Is some hope that
he may still bring about a settlement.
Tho outlook for n cash settlement, how
over, Is rather meagre, since Venezue
la's treasury Is empty and all of the
Venezuela officials uro on half pay,
Another possible means of settlement
Is through tho diplomatic offices of a
prominent Venezuelan official now on
foreign service who lias been summoned
by cable to return to Caracas, prubub
ly for the pin pose of going nn u spec
ial mission to Germany,
Tim presencu of the North Atlantic
squadron and many other American
warships In West Indian waters Is the
source of much speculation in Germany
nnd Venezuela. The llerlln officials are
assured the presence of American ships
has nothing to ilo with Germany's
plans against Venezuela, but at Car
acas, the presence of Ameilcau ships
hi the neighborhood is looked ujiuu
with satisfaction and Is construed as
distinctly slgil lor.it.
AT LA OUAYRA
Caracas, Venezuela, Dee. 27.- The Ger
man cruiser Vlneta anchored off l,a
Guuyra todr y.
,rAii .merest Inr nc -nt o currcd early
in Hie day. Who t Verezuelan health
oiilcer went nlnngsld- the Vlneta at fl
o'clock In the morn' g, he was not al
lowed to board her.
Tl Venezuelair officials Immediately
In!' prcted the action of the German
officers that the cruiser had visited I.a
Guayui on warlike business, In connec
tion with the claims of German citi
zens. Hut at S oclock the German olll
eert call', d on the authorities anil ex
plained that the refusal to allow the
health officer to board the Vlneta was
due to the fact that ho came alongside
the cruiser at too early an hour.
NEW YEAR RECEPTION
Guests Wih Be Welcomed at 11
O'clock a. in. Reception of Citi
zens at 12.35.
By rjxcliisiic Wiro ficm The Aiiriateil l'ic-.
Washington, Dec. 27. The pro
gramme of the president's New Year's
leceptlon Is as follows:
The president will receive at 11 a. in.
the members of the cabinet and this
11.15 a. in. Tho chief justice and the
usslstant justices of the Supreme couit
of the United States; the judges of tho
United States court of claims; the
judges of the court of apepals; the
judges of the court of appeals; the
District of Columbia: ex-c.iblnet mem
L tllUllll'Kli W. Vlllll li.1 llll III-
... r ,. ., ,, ,
ox-minMers of the United
11.25 a. m.. Senators and representa
tives, and delegates in congiess; tho
commissioners and judicial officers of
the District of Columbia.
11.10 a. m. Olllcets of the army; ofll
cers of the navy; officers of the Marine
coips; commanding general and gen
eral staff of the militia of the District
T of Columbia.
' 12 m. The regents and secretary of
the Smithsonian institution; the com
missioner of fisheries; the civil serv
ice commission; the inter-stale com
merce commission; the commission of
labor; assistant secretaries of depart
ments; assistant postmaster generals;
the solicitor general; assistant attorney
generals; the treasurer of the United
i States; commissioner of pensions; com
missioner of patents; compti oiler of
l the currency; the heads of bureaus In
I the several departments: the president
' of the Columbian institute for the deaf
12.15 p. m. Associated Veterans of
the war of 1S1S-I7; the Grand Army of
the Republic; the military order of the
Loyal Legion of the United States; the
Union Veteran Legion; Union A'oterans'
union; Spanish War veterans; the
members of the Oldest Inhabitants' as
sociation of the District of Columbia.
12.1(3 p. in. Reception of cltWens.
EMPEROR EXPELS GAMBLERS.
Noblemen Concerned in 8500,000
Game Exiled from Austria.
By Kclibiw' Wire fiom The Associated I'rosi.
Vienna, Dec, 27. Emperor Francis
Joseph 1ms oideivd the expulsion from
Austria of the principals hi the bac
carat giinie of Dec, 21, when, at the
Vienna Jocke-y club, Count Potockl lost
$50i),000 during thiee hours' playing.
Count P.illavicini won most of the
luoiu-y. Counts John and Joseph Po
tockl have ret lied to Russia. Gambling
for large amounts of money Is illegal
TO EREE MISS STCNE.
Treasurer of Missionary Society in
Communication with Brigands.
II) KuhMu' Wire fruui The Aividutfi l'ici,
Constantinople, Dee, 27. Dispatches
from Haluiilca leport that W. W, Peet,
treasurer of the .Missionary society In
Constantinople, has established com
munication with the brigands who hold
Miss Ellen M. Stone captive, and hopes
that the release u' Miss Stone will bu
accomplished within u fortnlelil.
D) i:xilu.le Wile finui The Assoelatul I'icm.
lllilM)iirir, Pee. 27. -I'luiteis weie U,ul hy
the Mule ilei.u mum tmljy In the fuuuinK ioi".
Kii,itiuiii 'Ihe HmiO IhiUle iuiiiiiii., ll.ilehurt,
Mthein tuur.t); iMpilnl, f.M.iVil. sanKey llio,.,
I'llt'lium; upilul, Kl.fMMi. 'Ihe IVi-Miimliiiiw
I'MimlrV U'!lli.,ll), I'IIMjuii;; c.ipiul, JfVlOl
I'lthliillK Kill linn Duuiclit lien 11 iiipjny, Pitts.
bum; r.ipiul, ifl.ino. The t'ufiin Midiullii Sup.
ply miiipjiiy, I'r.iiiMIn; capital, H,imV. 'he
llrjilfmil Torpedo twnp.ui), llrailfoid; ijpilil,
!,0ua The Haul; ut lloiim.1, P.ueu i, Waihiiu.
(on iimnly; capital, J),H), Tin IVnuh jni.i
I'liutini; iiml 1'iililLlihr, umipativ, I'itishui";
lly J-'Mu--.iie Wire from 'Ihe AsmkI ileil Pre",
New Veil., Dee. 27 -Annc-li Pallida, .,m.
Imni llawifiuil, mwcip. Cleauil; fiiiip.uiii.
I.heipwil; Matinilaiii, liotlenlam U llouluBiie;
lluhi'iuolleiii, Ciiiiu ami Njpln,; 1'hei.iiltij,
llJiiiliurir. Muiiwl-.iriKili 'liutoiilc, Xew
Yoik. Ilaue Annul: llritamie, .Neve York,
l.i&iul I'auul; Suiitliwail;, ,,. ytul, ur llt'.
Killed His Brother-in-Lnw.
Bv i:iluslie Wire fiom 'Ihe Associated IVcsi,
llliiiiiiu.'hmii, All , lire. 27, Wu-t Iteaih, a well
l.mmn i lll.ui nt llloitou, u.i, ht ami Jrctnntl)'
killul tnili) 1 1) Tom Mi-wail, hi.. I rutin r-nelaiy.
.Stiait iirn-iileiril tci all ultiur uiul t-.ihl hu had
iliUuili-il tu kill Iteaili for Hie leav.ii that lie
hud iwitiiiually uiUtre.Uul )n istewari's) tUtcr.
lie alvi m) Iteacli lliiiatiiud Iq kill him am
SENATOR DEPEW'S MARRIAGE.
Civil Sorvir . Yesterday Two Relig-
iou.i Ceremonies Today.
By nxcluslte Wile f-om The Associated I'reai.
Nice, Dec, ? The civil ceremony of
the n i-rlnr of Senator Chauncey M.
Depeu nnd)MI.s May rainier look place
at !i n'cloefc this afternoon In tho United
Senator Depew wns In excellent health.
The bride was charmingly dressed.
The bride being a Catholic, there will
bo two marriage ceremonies. Tho llrst
will take p)n u at Notre Dame mid tho
second at Kplscopal church ut 11 o'cloi k
In the morning und at noon tomorrow,
The civil ceremony only occupied ten
The American flags, Hying from three
well-equipped cnrrlngcs drawn up out
side the American consulate, alone In
dicated that something unusual was
going on Inside. The shutters of the
consulate were closed, Inside bright
lamps were burning and a sIlkenAmerl
can Hag was spread over the table,
around which stood the principals, the
witnesses and the other pet sons pres
ent nt the llrst ceremony In the mar
riage of Senator Depew and MIfs Pal
mer. Senator Depew looked ten years
younger than his real age. lie was in
high spirits, and made a contribution to
tho consular charity fund. A special
license for this ceremony was signed by t
Countess De Sors will give a wedding
brenklast here tomorrow in honor of
tho newly wedded pair, to a laise and
CARRIE NATION EJECTED.
The Joint Smasher Forcibly Remov
ed from Teachers Convention.
By Ku'ludtc Win- from Tlie- Associated I'reM.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 27. During the
session of tho state teachers' associa
tion today Carrie Nation, the Kansas
"Joint Smasher," attempted to address
Going up to the speaker's stand, Mrs.
isauon tow .-resident Sinclair uuxi sue
had been requested to speak. The pres-
ident informed her that ho had heard
nothing of such a request. Without
waiting for an introduction Mrs. Na
tion advanced to the front of the plat
form and began to address the tench-
i ers In her usual style. She was forcl-
( i .
I by removed
SENATOR SEWELL DEAD
New Jersey Statesman Passes Away
After an Illness of Two
Yenrs Duration . K
lly r.stlusiie Wire from Tlio Aswclatcd 1'ievs.
Camden, X. J., Dec. 27. Senator Wil
liam J. Sewell died at his home here at
P.SO n, m. today. Ho suffered from dia
betes, complicated with stomach and
heart trouble. Senator Sewell's ill
ness had extended over a period of two
years, but his condition was not con
sidered serious until about a ear ago.
His constant attention to the duties de
volving upon him in his official capac
ity, lesulted, In lfcOD, in a collapse. A
trip to Europe was beneficial and lie
soon recovered sufficiently to resume
his duties. Toward the end of the last
session of congress, he developed a
complication of diseases, and, acting on
the advice of his physicians, again vis
ited various health resorts In Europe.
Upon his return, his condition show
ing no improvement, Senator Sewell
went to Asheville, N. C, where ho re
mained two months. He returned to
his home about four weeks ago, and for
a few days n slight Improvement In his
condition was noted. Within the past
two weeks a succession of sinking
spells greatly weakened him and com
pelled Ills physicians to abandon the
hope of prolonging his life. When
death came, the senator's family was
gathered at his bedside. He had been
unconscious for some time before the
Messages of condolence to the be
reaved family came from all parts of
the count! y. Among these was a tele
gram from President Roosevelt, who
had known Senator Sewell for yeais,
and many of the senators and congi ess
men, As soon as the death of Senator
Sewoll was announced, the flags at the
city hall, the court house, school houses
and at other places were displayed at
half-mast, and, by Instruction of Mayor
Hatch, the bell in tho tower of the city
hall tolled sixty-seven times, one for
each year of the senator's life,
Even before the news became gener
ally known, prominent citizens began
to call at the Sowell residence to offer
condolence, Among tho first was Judge
K A. Armstrong, Following him came
Congressman John J. Gardiner, Gover
nor Voorhoes, United States Senator
John Kean and Adjutant General Oil
pliant. Messages trom many prominent
men In New Jersey, nnd from men who
had known tho senator In puhllo life,
were received. The funeral will tako
place n u Tuesday next, but full ar
rangements will not be completed until
tomorrow, The place of Interment has
not definitely been decided, but prob
ably will be in Colestown cemetery,
seven miles from the city. The sen
ator will have a military funeral. This
was decided ut u conference between
Governor Voorhoes, Adjutant General
Ollphant and members of the family, A
large detachment of thu National Guard
of New Jersey will be ordered nut, hut
the detail of troops has not yet been
decided upon, Adjutant General Oll
phant will have chuigo of the military
Services will be held ut noon Tuesday
at the senator's late residence, to ho fol.
lowed with services in St, Paul's Epis
copal church, of which Senator Sewell
was a member of the vestry.
General Alger Improving,
It) I'ulmhc Vine from The A.MjiiJtfd 1'ieaj.
Penult, p(c. 27. (icuci.ll Ak'ir'n uunlitluii
tonight Ii fmiiahlc tu u lumpUtu icmurj, No
ihautre Is uotlieable, exupt that he continues to
Bulgarian Cabinot Resigns.
B) Kuluthc Wire from 'Ihe .Wotiatcd Picsi,
Sotla, pec. 27, -The llulcatlin lahinit lna ie.
bl-;iuil. II U uiulei stood the I't'v lahlnct will
iutludo Uu number vl the tstamhuloff uailj.
Girl's Remains Discovered Floating
In the River Near Her
CASE OF MURDER
Tho Phy'-'c-ian's Report and Verdict
of the ;. .oner's Jury Indicate
That the Girl Who Has Been Mis
sing for Eive Weeks Was Killed
by a Blow Upon the Temple.
Young Wilcox Under Arre3t and
lly H-colti-dic Wire from Tho Aweiatcd I'resi.
I uuzauctn i-iiy, r-j. c. Dec. 27. Five
weeks of mystery and speculation as to
tne f; of -, . , '
llted today at 10 o'clock, when
of the missing girl was found floating
in the river, opposite her father's home,
The body was discovered by J. D. Still-
man, a fisherman. When found the are occupied tonight by a force of po
body was Moating face downward. All , llcemen who will prevent further man
tho wearing apparel wns intact. Willi ! Ifcstatlons.
the exception of some slight discolor- I Dr. Alcorta when questioned this eve
atlon of the face, the body was in a nlng by the correspondent of the Asso
state of good preservation and little de- elated Press on tho incident arising
composed. The body wns easily Idonti- from the alleged changing of a word
lied as that of Nell Cropsey. The spot in the protocol by the Chilian minister
where the body was found had been of foreign affairs, Seno Yanes, repl'ed
dragged several times since her disap- ' that he attached no Importance to this
pearance, but with no result. matter and that he believed every-
Coroner Fearing summoned a jury of thing between tho two countries would
, prominent men and called in three of
tht. ,.est nhvsiclans of the cltv tn nmko
a thorough and exhaustive autopsy, to
learn If there was any signs of violence
on the body.
The coroner's jury has been In almost
continuous secret session since the find
ing of the body and holding of the au
topsy, and very much depends on the
construction of their verdict as to what
will be the fate of young Wilcox, who
was the last person in the girl's com
pany before her disappearance.
Great crowds tonight assembled in
front of the Academy of Music build
ing, where the jury held its session,
waiting for the j.dici ef the jury as
to whether the 'girl mot foul piny or
Anticipating that tiouble may be
brewing for young Wilcox, the naval
reserves have been ordered out to main
tain order and peace, and to see that no
violence is offeied Wilcox. By order of
the mayor, all the barrooms In the city
have been closed. Wilcox has been re-
moved fiom the mayor's office, where
he has been since his arrest, this after
noon to the county jail for his own pro
tection, and a strong guard has been
placed around the jail to see that no
violence Is offered him.
Report of Physicians.
The report made by the physicians port of their own candidate for the
who performed the autopsy on Miss Samoan chieftainship, he cleared ship
Cropsey says: f0r action, first placing himself in pos-
"Tho garments showed no marks of itlon to command either approach, and
violence. The garments were removed forbade nny interference. He was not
and body fully exposed. The epidermis , molested and remained at his post un
of face and head, together with hair of ; til the American squadron, under Ad
head were peeled off. The face and mlral Kimberly arrived, when he was
head were swollen and soddened. There sent north in the Adams, thus escap
were no external marks of violence on , ing the great hurricane.
neau, uody or race. There was a dis-l,
coloration or a
pinkish tinge on the
front of head and face with a slight which he ruled as he would his ship, ' lns Jonn "0hn-'y. of Pol't Jervis, lire
bluish discoloration over the back of breaking up Immorality by obliging the ' mi,n of the roaI '''. was Instantly
the neck and oclput. There were no natives to marry; calling upon the men i ltl,le(1i liml ',0"' locomotives were badly
miu-Ks upon mo xront ot ner neck, ex-,
eept as made by constriction of her
uress cotiar. ah examination of the In-
teinni organs snowed she was a pure ,
me stomacii upon Doing opened the naval service in 1SG0. He com
emltted gas and was found to contain manded the San Francisco during the
about two ounces of dark fluid and West Indian campaign of the Spanlsh-
souu suiistauce, tne sotiit substance
presumed to bo undigested food. Tho
appearance of the stomacii and other
abdominal organs were normal.
The lungs were collapsed and free
from water, The heart was normal.
Upon the section of tho scalp all
around tho head, one Inch above the
brow, there was found a dark discol
oration of tho museulnr substance,
The bone beneath this contusion was
discolored slightly blue. There was no
other abnormality In any part of the i
scalp, which was completely dissected
There was no fracture discovered at
any point of the cranium. A thorough
examination of the brain showed no
evidence of violence.
The verdict of the coroner's jury was
Verdict of Coroner's Jury.
We, the ioioiiu'n juiy ImiIiij: Imcii duly
snoin by l)r, I, rearing lo impiiie what au-oil
Ihe death of Klla M. C'iops,v, do hiuby repot t
that f imii the lu estivation mule liy thiee pli -.1.
iUm of UUalicth City and fiom llielr opinion
ami iilm 1 1 oiii our pcnouil ohscitatlon, that said
I'.lll M, Ciopsey came to her death liy helnir
(trkkui a Mow on thu lift temple, und !y beliij;
drowned In Ihe I'jMiiiotanl: riier. We h.ne net
)ct imrtiirat(i iwt head nny testimony tniuli.
Itilf as to who iiiillttul the blow and did the
ihinwilii'.'. Wo nre infoimid that one J.imen Wil
iox i chimed with (..line und i-i now In iiMoily,
We ruoniiuend tint law si Ik it Ion a to Ids or
any one eln's piolnlde cullt be hid by one or
mine maijlit rates In Cllralielli City townddp,
and tint raid Wilcox lie held to await Mid in-n-ttlKutiou.
(Slimed) I, IVarinir, roinmr; p, R, sipp, n.
I', Spuicer, Jlaurlie Wocotj, llohert .1, .Mlttliejl,
J, 1). Fciihce, .1. II. 1.110).
Suicide of Stock Broker,
lly i:cludu- Wire (loin The AssuiJaled I'rin.
I'llUimg. Dei. 21, -Wlntield s. Alter, a well
known kli,iK brokii of IliU ti'.v, t-liot and in
hlautly Killed Idm-ilf ut hU home In the Kast
I'lid lodi), lie wa.s 10 )cirs of ai;e and haw.- a
wife ami family. Allu- his liu-u in ill health
fee neailv a )e.ir. It i Mipiou lli.it lie was
temporal!!)- iiicauc when he loniudlled the dad,
Master of Port of Philadelphia.
Uy Kxtludie Wire fiom The Auaciiti-a Press.
lliirMuui;, Ihe. 37. -liuwnior Stone todiv
qppoinud samuel . Sljloix), ot I'liilaililplda,
hJihor iiujIii- for the poll of t'hltulelphia, lte
Jonpli II. Kleminei, ieuiuil. 'Hie uppolutinvnt
U to lake elicit Jan, I, lt, Mr, Klciiiinu- wa-.
, luuilly appointed a iiivieautllu apmaUcr.
THE MUSIC TEACHERS
MEET AT READING
An Interesting Programme of Exer
Dy Kxchuiic Wire from The Assocltei) Trim,
Heading, Ia Dec. 2". Today's pro
gramme of the State Music Teachers'
Kssay, William Honbow, Heading,
subject, "Tho Level of the Student";
essay, iOnoch W. Poaron, Philadelphia,
director of music In nubile schools-.
Philadelphia, subject, "Public School
Music as a Ilasls for Private Instru
mental Instruction"; round table talks;
pianoforte "Mechanical adjuncts for
the Player," Chairman Franklin K
Ciesson, Philadelphia; voice "Crltl-
clsm, reeling and Kxpresslon, Handel's
Alias as Studies." Chairman H. S.
Klrkland, Philadelphia; lecture, James mes west 0l Pittsburg, nt a meeting
Warrington, Philadelphia, "Music In '"-'ro t0(Jn' fleeted 13. 13. Taylor, gen
tile Earlier Period of American His- eral superintendent of transportation,
tory 1C20-1820," with a vocal lllustra- i thc mco ot fourth vice president,
tlon by tho choir. I Jowrh wood, third vice president was
Some verv rare volumes of Amerlcnn advanced to the office of second vice
music books were placed on exhibition
In connection with Mr. "Warrington'n
lecture. Tonight there was a concert.
QUIET AT BUENOS AYRES.
Rumors of Revolution Are Unfound
ed Police Quell Disturbance.
By i:cluslc Win- from The Aiwclatcil Press,
lluenos Ayres, Dee, 27. Street dem
stratlons yesterday evening which
' were suppressed by the police gave rise
! to certain rumors of a revolutionary
movement which had no foundation In
fact. Certain streets of Uuonos Ayres
bo satisfactorily arranged tomorrow.
CAPTAIN LEARY DEAD
Tho Well Known Naval Officer Ex
pires from Heart Trouble Sketch
of His Active Career.
By nelu3ic Wiro from Thc Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 27. The secretary
of the navy this morning received a
dispatch from Rear Admiral Johnson,
commanding the Boston navy yard, fin
nouncing the death o"rf Captain' fllchard
P. Leary, U. S. N,, at the Marine hos
pital, Chelsea, Mass.
It is understood that the cause of
death was heart trouble.
Captain Leary was held in high re
gard by his fellow sailors because of
the nerve he showed In the presence of
i two German warships in the harbor of
Apia, Samoa, during the stirring trouble
which wound up in the tremendous
hurricane that wiped out the German
and American navies in those waters
in 1SS9, Leary was in command of the
little Adams, a third rate vessel of
antique type, and, finding the Ger
mans about to interfere forcibly in sup-
He was a unique figure as the first:
naval governor of the island of Guam,
for a certain amount of work every
week, and even prescribing the mini-
ind even prescribing the mini- , i "u, llaw ut "J JIU engine oareiy
umber of poultry which should ; ll,a tl,,1D t0 J",n" unl S11V0 tllel'- "vi
llained In each family. He .WIH ' Conductor Knnpp s train was held at
ed from Maryland and entered t,,L ( nl0M 1"""l hour on account
COPPER BREAK CAUSED SUICIDE
Pittsburg Broker Said to Have Xost
Money in the Market.
lly i:clintc Wire fiom The Ai-r.ciated Press,
Pittsburg, Dee. "7. Wlnfleld S. Artor,
a well-known stock broker of this city,
shot and killed himself at his homo in
the East End today. Alter had been
despondent for several weeks on ac- !
count. It Is said, of being on the wrong
side of the copper market, lie was
10 years of ago and loaves a widon
KING EDWARD SEES MARQUIS.
Japanese Statesman Is Received at
lly K-icluilve Wire from 'ihe Associated Pie-rf.
London, Dec, 27, King Edward re
ceived Marquis Ito in audience at Marl
borough House this afternoon.
The Japanese statesman previously
had called on the foreign secretary,
Lord t.ansdowne, who accompanied the
marquis to Marlborough House and in
troduced him to the king.
Capitol Commission Meets,
fly Kilulie Wlte from The Awoolated Press.
ll.iiilpinsr, Pee. 27, A iiiertiin; ol the i-ipiol
lOlillilk'ion' will he held lomoilow In recclie the
repoit of PiiifitMir William It. Wine, nihUoi)
arihiteit of Ihe ioiiuul"iin, on the ilrslnni Mile
liiltlid at the iMnpelilion of uu Illicit, for the
Robert Hensen Hanged,
By Kxclushu Wire fiom The Avsonated press.
Tnuloii, , .1,, Pu. 21, -llol-nt lkii.-fn, col.
mid, was haiwd this morning in llio MirM
i minty Jail, for the inmdir of Mr.-,. May Van
I.icu, iiImi inlorid, and lii-r ihll.l. cneii u-t lue
tu it holm and tallied Mio. M.uy Van I.icu and
lur ihild to he binned la ihatli,
Killed During Drunken Row.
fly Kxlusltc Wire fiom 'the Anociitod 're.
Allcnlown, Pee. 37.-Alcjndi'r tlodi-llo, aceil
J7 )eai, w.n hiikK on ilia head with u luet
mallet l) an uiikuowu pcuon at Hinaiis lit
l.l(,'ld.. Ills fckull in, fialtured and he died
IhU iiioinlua. 'Ihe usviult oivuned duiina a
diiiuki-n iqw. liotlcllu had drawn ,i knife to
dcfind Idiibclf when lie wan Lnuiked down.
FATAL WRECK AT
! Various Officials of the Road Are Ad
vanced by Vacnncy Caused by
Death of Mr. Brooks.
lly Krclnstie Who from The As)clnlcil Pi cm.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. The directors
of ,he Pennsylvania company, which
'"eludes the Pennsylvania railroad
president and J. J. Turner, fourth vice
president, succeeds Mr. Wood. Mr.
Taylor will have charge of the treas
ury and accounting elepartment: Mr.
Wood will be In charno of the truffle
department nnd Mr. Turner in charge
of transportation and real estate.
Jumes McCren, vice president, assumes
charge of the law department In addi
tion to his other duties.
A dividend of three per cent, the first
since 1S94, was declared.
They Are Very Much Pleased That
His Address Advocates
By Hxcluslve Wire from The Associated Prcui.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. The committee
appointed by the American Friends
peace conference to prepare a message
to President Roosevelt, today mailed a
copy of the address to the white house.
The following Is an excerpt from the
"We have observed with encourage
ment and satisfaction the passage In
thy message to congress in which the
declarations are made that 'the true
end of every great and free people
should bo self-respecting peace,' that
'this nation most earnestly desires sin
cere and cordial friendshli) with all
others,' and that 'more and more the
civilized peoples are realizing the
wicked folly of war, and are attaining
that condtJqn,of just and intelligent
regard for the rights of others, which
will in the end make world-wide peace
"We earnestly desire that these
sentiments, so true and timely, may
grow and prevail, und that dm Ing thy
administration the public opinion in
behnlf of rational methods for set
tling international dfferonces may bo
fostered and all possible steps be taken
to make such methods practical and
WRECK ON THE ERIE.
Fireman John Rosney of Port Jervis
Is Instantly Killed Two Loco
motives Badly Shattered.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Honesdale, Dec. 27. As a result of a
head-on collision between a coal train
from Port Jervis, which was entering
the Erie yard at East Honesdale, and
i tlle yn,'d e"K,le. ' 6 o'clock this morn
"-'--:u. u uwei were injured,
Tlle rl'ew of tne 'ftl'u engine barely
of the wreck.
SCHLEY RECEIVES AN OVATION
His Appearance at a Washington
Theatre Evokes Applause.
By Exclusive Wiie from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 27, Admiral Schley
and ex-Secretary ot Navy Ilobart oc
cupied a box at the new National the
atre tonight to witness James K.
Htickett act In "Don Caesar's Heturn."
It was the first time the admiral had
been In a public place here since the
verdict of the court of inquiry. The
house was crowded, and when the tid-
mlral appeared he was given an ova
tion, the applause lasting several min
INCREASE OF 10 PER CENT.
Six Hundred Employes of Pittsburg,
Bessemer nnd Erie Are Happy.
Py Kxclwhi Wire from The ,viviatcil Vfea.
Greenville, Pa Doc. '.'7. Six hundred
employes of tho Pittsbitig, P.essemer
and l.ako Krie railroad have been noti
fied of an increase of ten per cent, In
wages commencing Jan. 1.
The raise applies to conductors,
luakeiuen, switchmen, engineers and
firemen and was voluntary on tho part
of the company.
Mrs, Roosevelt's Outing,
fly I'icliuite Wiie from Ihe Associated 1'ios.
N'cwporl New, 'a,, Pec. 2", Mr. Jlnns'idt
.ind tlilMttn und Mi, Cowlei, hUter of Hie pied.
dei.l, milled at t)ld Point at .1 o'llocl, IliU after,
noon In Ihe ilUiiilih but Dolphin. 'Ihe ieel
aiuliorcd oil the full, hut none of the piny tame
.islioie. 'lliey will ionic up to the liuuihiui: of
Ihe .MiSMiini in Ihe morning on the Dolphin, utter
wlili It they will return In Wa.ldiu'ioii.
Two Boys Drowned,
U) Km. huh c Wire from The Aouated Pii-m.
Iiiimila, X. V.. !c. 27. .liter and licrahl
IMile, need hi and 11 years, iciiicitiu-ly, fell
HuoiikIi an air hole in the. iiu on 1'oiisUo like
today und v.ue drew lied.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
lly IIm 1iiIm- Wire fiom The Aseoeiatid I're&s.
Nov Vm., Pee. -'7.-iiild llajiiuu, brother of
Al, lla)iuau, jnd fiimerly a will known the
atilial uuuaci, died hero fodjy fivm pUvU
Four Men Lose Their Lives in a
SmasliUD on the Ontario &
OP RUNAWAY TRAIN
A Coal Train Becomes Unmanageable
While Descending the Hill Be
tween Preston Park nnd Starlight
and After a Fearful Run Jumps
the Track Engine and Cars Are
Transformed Into a Shapeless
Mass of Debris in a Twinkling.
Melvin Whiting, Charles Millard,
Richard Budd and Patrick Duffy
Are Killed Miraculous Escape of
The worst wreck nnd the greatest
sacrifice of human life on the Scranton
division of the New York, Ontario and
Western railroad, since it was opened
over a dozen years ago, took place
about 6.30 yesterday morning, when
a runaway coal train left the rails
while descending the hill between Pres
ton Park and Starlight, N. Y piling
itself into a. mountain of debris and
burying four men under it. The engi
neer, fireman and two brakomen were
the victims of the awful tragedy of the
rail. They are:
JIE FA' IX WltlTIXC, ciiKiuecr, man led, Carbon-
t'HAULES -Mlf.t.Altl), fireman, mairied, Caihjn-
PATIIICK Pt'r'FV, rear hiakuiuii, single, Car-
RICIIAUP Hb'Dl), head " brakeman, single, Car.
Conductor Grant Smith and Flag
man Michael R. Walsh, both of" Car
bondale, were in the caboose during
the train's wild run and missed the
fate of the rest of the crew by a nar
row margin. They jumped when the
cais began to pile up. Smith was un
injured, though he suffered from shock.
Welsh was less fortunate. He sus
tained a scalp wound and was severe
ly bruised about the right shoulder.
Eugene Fitzgerald, an eighteen-year-old
lad from Sidney, N. Y who was
on the engine "panhandling" his way
to his home, had an escape from the
same fate, as the engineer and fireman
that was miraculous. When the en
gine left the rails it was thrown
around. The force of the lurch pitched
him off and cast him down the bank
out of harm's way.
The scene of the wreck was a fright
ful picture of confusion and ruin, only
one gondola and the caboose of the
train of fifty cars being left intact.
Tlie rest were broken and crushed
and driven Into one another In a heap,
reaching fifteen feet high in two or
The train getting beyond control was
the primary cause of the wreck. A
broken linage, a strip about eighteen
Inches, on the forward wheel of the en
gine was what derailed the train. The
wild speed of the runaway, swaying
to and fro down tho mountain, was
too great a strain on the strength of
the engine wheels. The weakest part
.gave, derailing tne train wane going
at tho awful speed of seventy or seventy-live
miles an hour.
Escape of tho Troin.
Knglne No. 201. a big Cooke Loco
motive company "hog" of 100 tons, was
at tho head of the train In charge of
I-higineer Melvin Whitney and Fireman
Churles Millard. The rest of the crew
wits made up of Grant Smith, conduc
tor: Richard lludd, head brakeman:
Patrick Duffy, middle brakeman and
.Michael ii, Walsh, tlitgiuun, Nothing
went amiss until Preston was reached.
Then it was realized thut tho train wus
going at a speed that meant disaster
unless checked, When the train Hew
by Preston station, the engineer saw
that the ulr brake was not much of u
factor In controlling the speeding cars,
being connected with only eighteen of
the gondolas. He called for brakes,
tooting the whistle in u manner that
made the crew scramble over the curs
to set the brakes. When tho train's
speed increased and It ran down ttw
mountain like a maddened monster,
the shriek of tho engine whistle rang
out like one in awful distress, Tim
train raced madly on filling the crenv's
minds with terrible thoughts of what
the end might bo if the flight could noi
be stayed. The wild night udded to
the fearful crisis through which thu
men were passing. Tho rails were slip
pery from tho loo and snow that fell
and tho lops of tho cars were heaped
with snow, The brakomen sought thu
brakes bill could make but the poorest
progress, In the meantime the speed
of the train wound itself down the
mountain like a wriggling snake that
wash lushing Itself to death. The
Continued on Paso 2,
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f Washington, P. P., Pee. 37. Korreaft -f
f foi Satiitday and Sundays Kas-tcrn Tenn-
f )liauU I'alr Satuiday and Sunda) j dim. -f
4- lublilmT northwest wliuti. -i.
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