The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 08, 1902, Image 1

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first Notes of the Coming Battle
Heard in Senate and House
Debates Opened in the House in
Xively Fashion by Mr. Hepburn.
The Offer of the Panama Canal
Company Is Considered An Al
leged Plan to Secure Delay Ad
vantages of the Nicaragua Route
" Pointed Out.
By Kxcliuit c Wire from The A?ociatcd lrci.
AVashlngton, Jan. 7. The llrst notes
of the contest between the Nicaragua
and Panama routes for the Isthmian
canal were heard in the senate today.
Sir. Morgan offered and secured the
adoption of a resolution which indi
cated his purpose to have the commit
tee on inter-oceanlc canals Inquire
into to relations alleged to exist be
tween the truns-contluental railroad
companies of the tTnlted "States and
Canada and the Panama Canal com
pany. In explanation of the resolu
tion, Mr. Morgan declared that the al
leged relations wore a "wicked monop
oly," which already had cost the peo
ple of the Pacific coast millions of
dollars. The relations involved the
control by the Panama Canal company
of the Panama Railroad company and
the agreement existing between cer
tain railroads of the United States
and the Pacific Mail Steamship com
pany. At the conclusion of business today,
the senate paid a compliment to Sena
tor Foraker, of Ohio, by adjourning
until 2 o'clock tomorrow, in order that
senators might attend the marriage of
Miss Foraker, which Is to occur at
noon tomorrow, without Interfering
with their legislative duties.
Debate in the House.
The debate on the Nicaragua canal
bill In the house was opened in lively
fashion today by Mr. Hepburn, chair
man of the interstate and foreign com
merce committee, which reported the
bill. For two hours he held the floor,
replying to a volley of question con
cerning the recent offer of the Panama
Canal company to sell its property and
franchises to the United States for
$40,000,000. The Interest In the debate
centered almost entirely in this new
phase of the subject. r,Ir. Hepburn
maintained that the alleged new offer
of the Panama company was part of
the plan of delay. All his utterances
nlong that line were liberally ap
plauded. He pointed out what he
claimed was the suspicious circum
stance that the Panama company held
out for 3109,000,000 until it was decided
before the holiday recess to consider
the Nicaragua bill, and then suddenly
dropped the price to $40,000,000.
Mr. Hepburn pointed out the ndvant
nges of the Nicaragua route for sailing
vessels, on account of the better winds
prevailing there, contending In this con
nection that It was a mistake to sup
pose that the sailing ship was destined
to disappear from the ocean, Where
the Panama route was located, sailing
ships sometimes lay for five months in
the doldrums. When Mr. Hepburn said
he had hoped that the proposed water
way would ho fice of charge to Ameri
can ships, there was an outburst of ap
plause on the Republican side. If that
might be done, he said, it would give a
great impetus to American shipping.
At all events, he said, the Nicaragua
route was 400 miles neuter the United
states than Panama.
In concluding, Mr. Hepburn said there
nuglit ue some Interests In the United
Flutes which believed they would be
huiniPd by the rivalry of this canal,
mil there were gentlemen of honest
purpose who thousiht the time was
not ripe for the building of a canal,
or that an enterprise of such magni
tude should not bo undertaken. They
were, perhaps, terrified by the spectre
of tenndal.
The Time for Action.
"Hut," ho concluded, "I insist that
tlw American people huvo mudo their
drcroo that tho luiiul shall bo built,
and that now Is the time to build It,"
After Mr. Hepburn had concluded his
set speech, he was besieged with ques
tions. Asked us to the advisability of giving
the president the authority to build on
either route, Mr, Hepburn ugaln raised
nn outburst of applause by declaring
that ho looked upon any attempt to en
tangle the United States in the Pun
nma enterprise as an effort to defeat
nny canal.
Mr. Morris (Minn,) gave notice that
nt the proper time ho would offer an
amendment to authorize the president,
if he could procure the property and
rights of the Panama compuny for $40,
000,000, if concessions could bu procured
from Colombia and If the Walker com
mission bo recommended, to purchaso
and proceed to complete the Panama
canal, Messrs, Duvls (Florldu), Rich,
unison (Alubama), Mann (Illinois)
spoke In favor of the Nicaragua bill,
mid Adams (Pennsylvania) thought the
offer of the Panama company should
recelvo careful consideration, If the
cost of tho two routes were substan
tially euuul, ho contended that tho
Panama route was preferable
Schley Resolution Introduced.
AVashlngton, Jan. 7. Representative
Ilqoker, of Mississippi, toduv Intro-
ilui-ed a Joint resolution reciting that
Commodore Schley was tha senior oill-.
cer In command at the battle of Santl-lUie
ago; thut lie was In absolute command
at that bnttlu nnil Ih "entitled lo the
credit due to such commanding olllcer
for the glorious victory which resulted
In the totnl destruction of the Spanish
The resolution provides for the thutiks
of congress to Admiral Schley and the
olllcers and men under his command,
Runs Away from a Crowd That Had
a Rope on His Neck,
lly Kudiiibe Wire from The AsmicI tied Pros'?.
Tampa, Fla Jan. 7. John Miller, a
negro, covered with blood and bruises,
walked into police headquarters today
and stated an attempt to lynch him
had been made at Port Tampa City,
eight miles below here, last night.
Several houses were burned there,
and Miller says a crowd of white men,
many of whom he knew, placed a rope
around his neck and look hlin out into
the woods, where they tried to hung
him. He managed to escape, and to
day was locked up for safe keeping.
From Thirteen to Seventeen
Miners Thought to Have
Been Lost.
By Inclusive Wire fiom The Aosociated Picw.
Negaunee, Mich., Jan. 7. From thir
teen to seventeen miners are thought
to have lost their lives, as the result of
a cove-In at the bottom of the old shaft
at the Negaunee mine today. The
names of the dead, so far as known,
William AVIlliams, John Sullivan,
John Pascoe, John Pearce, Jacob Ilun
lall.i. The hitter's body lias been recovered.
Dominic Basso, an Italian, was res
cued alive. His story Is as follows:
"Wo were sitting around the pump
nt. the bottom of the shaft when, with
out any warning, thousands of tons of
ore came down. I remembered no more
until I heard the sound of picks and
shovels In tho hands of rescueis, and
their shouts. When they found me, I
was in a drift seventy-flvo feet from
the place where I had been sitting."
Hundreds of men are at the mine,
eager to help In the work of rescue, but
It is thought the other bodies cannot
be found within twenty-four hours.
The Negaunee mine Is considered one
of the most unlucky properties in the
Lake Superior district. Much trouble
has resulted in sinking nnd drifting
from surplus water and quicksands.
It was at this mine that $1,000,000 was
recently expended to sink a shaft to
the ledge.
From the condition of the shaft It
would seem that the men are sur
rounded by a large mass of dirt and
broken timber. The lower portion of
the shaft is so badly twisted that the
cage will not operate within 100 feet of
where the men are entombed. A res
cuing party of about fifteen of the most
skillful miners nt the mine was or
ganized immediately.
Thirty men were working on the
level during tho morning but the ma
jority of them went to the surface to
eat their dinners, those later caught
under the debris having taken their
lunch with them.
A dull roar, and a sound of crashing
timbers gave to the men on the sur
face the first Indication of the disaster
being enacted nearly live hundred feet
under ground, A rush was made for
the shaft and when all had quieted
down, volunteers under the lead of
Captain James Piper descended In the
cage In an attempt to rescue the men.
It was found, however, that the shaft
was badly damaged, it being Impos
sible to get within eighty feet of tho
level In which the men weie burled.
Cries for help were heard nt tho
lowest point reached nnd the removal
of tho timbers which blocked the way
found a man who shortly before the
cave-In had started for the surface,
Ho was uninjured but was drenched
to the skin and suffering greatly with
cold. The man could throw no light
on the fate of his associates, the ma
jority of whom are thought to bo Ital
ians and Philanders,
If tho workmen are not rescued with
in tho next ton or twelve hours nil
hopn of getting them out nllvo will be
Tho ofllclals would not muko nny
statement for publication as to the
condition of tho men or the number of
men underground. In fact they will
not be able to tell until all the other
workmen In that level report at tho
office. It Is assumed that this will bo
done tomorrow,
Likelihood of Communication Be
tween Nome City and Seattle,
lly Hulusho Wire from The Associated Prm
Chicago, Jjh. 7, Alaska ami Hie Pulled Slates
toon may lie connected by wireless telegraphy,
Seattle capitalists uie lu-Kotmiug with Chicago
firms for equipment (or the proposed line, uiid
the promote! bellcio Hut with (lie opening ol
the niinmcr tcason Ihe line jl he In operation
between Nome Citj anil beat tie,
Valuable Bull Sold,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated 1'ieis.
Chicago. Jan. 7. The Hcrcfoid bull "I'cifeo
lion W.bUl," was told for $,(joo todjv at the
Union dock juuli., Chicago. TliU la tho high,
eit pilce cw paid in America for a lleic'onl
and the highest price In recent lears tor a bull
or cow of any breed. I'eitectlou was (lie cham
pion Ileilford bull of the International l.lio
(stock e;ipoIibm in December, llo headed the
mi or uuj-six annuals taicl today by Thomas
, . ' f'. :,Jh l
stock Commission p1Uy, of Chicago.
Splendid Ovations All Along tho
Line Will RubIj Across North
Cnrolina 'Today.
By Kxtluslre Wire from Tho Associated I'rrai.
Ashevllle, N. C Jan. 7. After n
splendid demonstration at Hrlstol this
morning the Liberty be.ll swiftly
crossed Tennessee and was given a
series of ovations such as It has rarely
been accorded. At Bristol, which is
In two states, the mayors headed an
extensive reception committee and
there was some fervid oratory and
singing of patriotic songs by several
hundred school children led by a quar
tette. The early morning air was quite
frosty but the crowd hung about the
bell until the last moment and sent
It on Its journey with hearty cheeis.
Big crowds greeted the bell at John
son City, Greenville, Morrlstown, New
port and Mhrshnll. No stop was sched
uled for Marshall, but the escorting
party hud received such an urgent re
quest from United States Senator
Prltchard for a few minutes' stop that
the change was made. Senator Prltch
ard headed the big crowd in waiting
and made a speech of thanks. Then
began the run up the mountain lo
Ashevllle, and as the train moved
along the rugged batiks of the beau
tiful French Broad river, there was a
flutter of flags from every hill side
cabin and a shout of greeting as the
train swej)t past Hot Springs. There
was a warm welcome at Ashevllle, the
crowd at the station being huge and
enthusiastic. The ovation to the bell
continued during the day and evening.
After a trolley ride to Sunset moun
tain, the bell escort was this evening
tendered a banquet at the Battery
Park hotel, where a number of
speeches were made.
Tomorrow the bell will rush across
North Carolina and into Georgia,
spending the night at Savannah.
Proclamation Issued TJpon the Sub
ject by Governor Stone A Fund
Expected from Pennsylvania.
fly Hxclusbc Wire fiom Tim Associated l'ies.
Harrlsbursr, Pa., Jan. 7. Governor
Stone tonight Issued the following proc
Tu tho People of I'cnn.-i hunia :
The gmcrnor of Ohio lia li.v pulilft pioclatna
tion failed attention to the McKinley National
Memorial av)claliou organized for tho pmposs
of l.iishig a fund for the erection of ,i nittahlo
momunenl at the crave ot William McKinley,
and lias lccomincndcd that tiie people of Ohio
ho ghen an opportunity to contribute, to this
The citizen-, of Pernio huuia who hae so
richly pioflted h.i Ins life uoik owe a
debt to William .McKinley, and the icspomc to
the imitation of the McKinley National Memo
rial association should bo prompt ami libeial.
I, theicfore, heartily join with the cmrrnor ,tf
Ohio in Misee.-tlng that Wednesday, .l.inuiry 2H,
the fifty-ninth anniversary of the biitli of n ill
ium McKinley be olwned by all the neliools of
the state as "McKinley Paj" and that on the
Sunday pieicding the 2')tli of .lanuiiy special
mcinoual exercises be held in all our (huuh"i.
I also .suggest that an oppoitunlty be then
given in both schools and chinches to those who
desire to aid this work.
Kacli contributor is requested to give his
name nnd postofflee address so that a suitable
memorial receipt may be returned therefor by
tho association.
Contributions may be sent diiect to Mjron T.
Henick, treasurer, Cleveland, O. ; or if sent to
Thomas jiol.ui, Philadelphia, ur William Me
Conway, Pittsburg, trustees of this association,
they will be promptly forwarded.
(Signed) William A. tonc, d'ocernor,
Montague Lessler Elected to Con
gress from the Seventh New
York Bitter Factional Fight.
By inclusive Wire from Tho Associated i'lcss.
New York, Jun. 7. Montague Less
ler, Kcpubllcan, was elected to con
gress in tho Seventh district today, to
succeeed NJcholns Muller, Democrat,
resigned, lie beat Perry Belmont, the
regular Democratic candidate, by 391
votes, tho county showing thesa fig
ures: I-essler. 7,077; Belmont, 7,283. The
rest of the vote wus: Ward, Seoul!,
Democrat, 107: Llndluger, Independ
ent Democrat, 135; Bennett, Greutcr
Now York Democracy, 183.
The Seventh congressional district Is
inado up of Jllchmund borough (Stttten
Island) anil thirty elertlon districts In
the extreme lower end or this city.
Thoro was a contest over the Demo
cratic nomination between air. Bel
mont and Joseph V, O'Grady, each of
whom declared himself to be the regu
larly chosen nominee. Justice Scott,
of tho Supremo court, decided in fa
vor ot Belmont, and tdndlnger, who
had nnnounced himself as an Inde
pendent Democratic candidate, there
upon withdrew. Llndlnger withdrew
too late to havo his name stricken from
the official ballot. Tho canvas was a
most bitter one, as regards tho Demo
cratlo factious, Charges of tho tree
uso of money were frequent, and lust
night Superintendent of iileotlons Mc-
Oullagh announced that he had dis
covered n plan of wMiolesalo colonisa
tion. During today, tho -McCullugh
detectives made a score of arrests,
Among them, thoso of ex-Alderman
Joseph Welling und John Pye, u Demo
erntie district captain, who were taken
to court on u charge of having abet
ted Illegal registration, Each was re
leased in 2,000 bull until Thursduy.
George II. Jolllffe, chairman of tho
board of election inspectors, was also
arrested on the charge that he had
permitted four men to vote on tho
names of two registered voters. His
bull wus fixed at ?1,000,
Westinghouse Capital Increased,
By Hxclushe Who from The Associated Press.
Pltuburg Jan. T. At a meeting of the block,
holders of the WutlnghouM) Machine company
held here today the capital slock was increased
fioin Htf.OOO.OOU to $5,000,000. Tho lucllUMi v
made to provide additional norkfng capital. ,
Annual Report ot Superintendent
Scliaelfer, ol Department
o? Public Instruction.
Iteport Compliments Treasurer Bar
nett for Paying the School Appro
priation for 1D01 Five Months
Sooner Than Ever Before Appro
priations That Will Benefit the
Country Districts Eegnrdlng
Compulsory Education Statistics
of the Schools About the State.
Uy Kclulci Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Ilartisburg, Pa., Jan. 7. Dr. N. C.
Schaeffer, superintendent of public In
struction, In his annual report to Gov.
Stone for the fiscal year ending June
3, 1901, refers to tho prompt payment
of the school appropriation for the
current fiscal year and calls attention
to the fuct that the last legislature ap
propriated over $12,000,000 for school
purposes. Dr. Schaeffer makes no
recommendations for legislation Inas
much as '"there is no legislative session
during this winter and confines the re
port to a statement of what has been
done to carry into effect the enact
ments of the hist legislature. The re
port compliments State Treasurer Bar
nett for paying tho school appropria
tion for l'JOl, live months sooner than
ever It was before paid.
Dr. Schaeffer states that the appro
priation of 530,000 by the last legisla
ture In aid of township high schools
is a slep in the direction of giving the
pupils In country districts school ad
vantage equal lo those within reach
of boys and girls in the cities and
larger boroughs.
Speaking of the difference In the
amounts received by school districts
In 1900 and 1901, Dr. Schaeffer says it
must be ascribed to the triennial as
sessment of 1900, on which the basis
of distribution is made. Tho state Is
increasing in population and the rate
per taxable must decrease.
In 1900 it was $1, but In 1901 It Is but
$0,915 and unless the increase in a dis
trict keeps pace with tho general in
crease throughout the state the amount
of its appropriation will be reduced.
This, unfortunately, will fall hardest
on the farming communities, as the
larger Increase Is in cities and bor
oughs. The appropriation for town
ship high schools, however, will re
move the inequality to some extent.
Dr. Schaeffer thinks it would be wise
to increase the high school appropria
tion so that it could bo made applic
able to all high schools regardless to
Compulsory Education.
Speaking of the compulsory educa
tion act, Dr. Schaeffer says that It was
the most Important relating to educa
tion passed by the recent legislature.
Then he adds:
"It will require skill, tact and good
judgment on the part of school offi
cers to secure the best results from
the law, Many difficulties will arise
which will be hard to overcome in any
case, but unless the directors them
selves will endeavor to enforce the law
In the proper spirit, It will be hard to
command the willing co-operation of
tho patrons, which is so essential In
order to produce the best results."
The following statistics are given In
the report:
No. of school districts in tho Male..
No. of schools
No, ot graded Pcliools
No, ot dupciintct dents
No, of mile tcuchm
No. of female tcichcr.s
Whole number of tcacheis
Atcragc length of tinu in months..
Whole number of pupils
Aerago number of pupils in dally
at t endinco ,
An'ragc salaries of male tcieheu per
month S
Aieiago salaries of female teachers
per month
0,1 04
8 "8
41 14
us 2.1
fust of fcliool lioii'cs pinchushur,
building, lentlng, etc 4,!K,09,i 44
Teachers' wages U,:i."iJ,:i.ll 47
LW of tcliool test books ..,....,,, 7(V1,I)S7 10
Cost of wliool Hipplics, other than
tet books, iniluding mapx,
globes, etc 43.1,347 7(1
1'uul, contingencies, fees of collec
tors and other expenses , 0,27.'),li8J S3
Total expenditures S.',8t3,3t'.'l It
State appropriation for the school
jcar inding Juno I, 1000 (1,000,000 00
la-timatcd aluc of school jiion
city , 31,12,'3 S3
A Serious Clash at Nieuchang, China,
The Subject of Complaint to
Mr, Conger. v
11 Kxilibhu Wiicfioin The Associated 're.
Washington, Jan. 7. A serious clash
has occurred between American sailors
of the United States steamship Yicks
burg and the Russian soldiery ut
Nleuchung, China, There huvo been
three fights and ns u result one RusT
uiun soldier is reported wounded.
The matter wus inado the subject of
complaint by the Russian ambassador
oi Pekln to TTnlted States Minister
Conger and Mr, Conger In turn has
informed the state department. Sec
retary of the Navy Long has cabled
Commander Herry, of the Ylcksburg,
to use every effort to prevent further
collisions. Tho Vlcltsburg' Is In winter
quurters in a mud dock ut the mouth
of tlte river and cannot be released be
fore spring.
Tho Oleo Agent Who Attempted to
Corrupt a Pood Commissioner Is
Caught Greasy-Hnndcd.
lly t:dushe Who from The Associated Press.
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 7. A special to
the News from Kalamazoo, Mich.,
"An attempt to bribe State Food
Commissioner W, B. Snow of this city
In order to prevent prosecutions for
the sale of oleomargarine made by the
Hammond Packing company, ot Ham
mond, Ind ended In the sensational ar
rest last night of Charles II. Thomp
son, of Chicago, In Commissioner
Snow's house.
"Snow wus approached some time
ago by an alleged representative of the
Hammond company. AVIth the knowl
edge of tho prosecuting attorney nnd
Governor Bliss, a meeting was ar
ranged last night. Snow, so it Is said,
agreed to nccept as a bribe half a cent
per pound for all the Hammond oleo
margarine sold in Michigan and In re
turn, was to see that there were no
prosecutions of that company's agents
In the state for violating the pure food
laws. The Hammond man said their
sales ran from 2.'j,000 to 00,000 pounds
per month. Thompson went to Com
missioner Snow's house by appoint
ment Monday evening, handed him a
check for $120. With It In his hand,
Snow opened a door to another room
as n signal to Sheriff Glenn Shipman,
who stepped out.
" 'Let me introduce Sheriff Shlpmun,'
said Snow.
"Thompson was Immediately arrest
ed and spent the night in jail. This
morning Food Commissioner Snow
swore to a warrant charging Thomp
son with offering a bribe. Thompson
secured ball."
The Decision of Majority of Court of
Inquiry Will Be laid Before
President Hoosevelt.
By i:elinic Wire from The Associated Pics..
"Washington, Jan. 7. Messrs. Kay
ner and Teague, counsel for Bear Ad
miral Schley, came over from Balti
more today alid wore closeted for sev
eral hours with their client. Admiral
Schley would not discuss tho matter,
beyond stating that he had asked his
counsel to come here that he might
acquaint them with the result of his
talk with President Hoosevelt, and
agree upon the best method of bring
ing the facts before the president.
The following statement was given
out by Admiral Schley's counsel at, the
conclusion of the conference:
"Admiral Schley has concluded, af
ter mature and careful deliberation, to
appeal from the majority decision of
the court of inquiry to the president
of the United Stales, as commander-in-chief
of the army and navy. This
action having been determined upon,
nothing more can be divulged at this
time, the' regulations of the navy be
ing such that the nature of the pro
posed appeal cannot be revealed, ex
cept by tho president, after the formal
documents have been filed with him."
Mr. Bayner stated that it will take
some time to prepare the appeal and
that it will not be filed with tho presi
dent until after the return of Admiral
Schley from his visit to Savannah,
about tho 20th Inst.
Latest Report Issued from the Cen
sus Bureau for the Year 1900.
Total Population.
Dy Uxcliusiie Wire from The Associated I'icsi.
Washington, Jan. 7. The census
bureau today Issued a report announc
ing that the population of tho entire
United States, Including all outlying
possessions, was 84,233,009 in the cen
sus year l'JOO. This Is Itemized as fol
lows: Continental United States, or United
States proper 73,994,573 (heretofore an
nounced); Philippines 6,9G1,339, being
the estimate of the statistician to the
Philippine- commission; Porto Rico,
1)53,243; Hawaii, 134,001; Alaska, 63,592;
Guam, 9,000; American Samoa, 6,100;
persons In the military and naval ser
vice of tho United States outside of
the territory of the United States
proper 91,219. The report announces
that tho twelfth census only extended
to Alaska and Hawaii outside of "Con
tinental United States" but that tho
llgures for the rest of tho United States
domain are taken from the best avail
able resources,
By Kzcliulve Wire from Tho Associated Press.
New Vnrk, Jan. 7, In tho nluo months ending
December III, tho net cmilng of the United
bt.ites htcel inrjioratlon weie $SI,570,2tiS, The
quarteily iiuetlnir of the dhcitorate wu held
hero tod.iy and besides noting tho usual diWdciul
of 174 per cent, on pielerrcd und 1 per cent, on
common ttu(k u frcneul nt.itemcnt of the Ihuimc:!
of the lorpoiation wji made public, 'Ihe net
earnings by month urn- us follow,,:
April. s7,3W,7lt Muy, $9,(112,31'); .lime, iJ'i.K'l,"
7l'l July, l,."fc0,13 1 1 AiiBiit, !r'),8I0,fcb0; Septem
bcr, $,ST2,8!Si Oilobir, 13.Sl,77li Noumher,
s,7W,8l1 i Dcit-mbcr (estimated), $7,7.50,UX), To
tal. 1,J7l),2',
,U to the December earnings the statement
made, this explanation!
"Iluiiiii,' I lie close of lake iiJtitcalloii from Uu
i ember to April, inilulu, the eauilii; of min
im? and transportation luuinuiilra aio, of couhc,
diiiifnbhed, .
"The tlnklng fund on United Slato Med cor
poration bondj und the. bond', of etibtdlai.v com
panies icivrtiined H-W.iiW mid depieilation ic
eerie and contingent funds ami Improvement
l),(K17(M, The bum of U,4OO,0u0 was paid in
liiterebt on bund for nine moid In and $I,OCU,607
was paid out jn dhidcmU,. The avail
able fur surplus or new comtiuctlon amounted
to $19,41 1. 4U7.
' Steamship Arrivals.
By Kxclushs Wire, from The Atsoclutcd i'reu.
Sew York, Jan. 7.-C'leaied: Zeeljud, Anl
werp la bouthampton. Rotterdam Aniu'd;
Stateudam, New York. l'Imoulh Sailed! I'euu
sybanla (from Hamburg:), New York.
Three Men Injured by Railroad Ac
cident in Chicago.
By n.xcluslc Wire from The Aiocltcd Pre'.
Chicago, Jan. 7. A Itock Island
special train, bearing 300 recruits
bound for the Philippines from Colum
bus barracks, Ohio, was wrecked In
the Twenty-second street ynrds today.
Three men were Injured. They are:
Henry Lewis, taken to a hospital; C.
C Murnhy nnd Lawrence Hehaefer,
who continued on their journey.
The accident Is said to have been
caused by the failure of n switch to
work properly. A sleeper occupied by
eight olllcers and the wife of one of
them, was thrown to an adjacent
track, but maintained its uptight posi
tion. After several hours' delay, the
train was remade and the journey
President and Mrs. Roosevelt
Give the First Formal
Evening Levee.
By Exclustic Wire frcm The Associated Picss.
Washington, Jon. 7. President and
Mrs. Roosevelt gave a reception at the
White House tonight In honor of the
diplomatic corps. It was the first fqr
nial evening levee of the season and
tho first at which President and Mrs.
Roosevelt have been the host and
hostess. A full representation of the
diplomatic corps made the affair not
ably brilliant.
The floral decorations were hand
some and elaborate. President and
Mrs. Roosevelt received their guests
In the blue room. Their entrance was
announced by a fanfare ot trumpets
of members of tho United States Engi
neer band stationed in the long corri
dor. Assisting the president nnd Mrs.
Roosevelt were Mrs. Root, Mrs. Knox,
Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Hitchcock and Mrs.
The diplomatic corps accompanied
by tho ladles of the legations assem
bled in the red parlor and headed by
Sir Julian Paunoefote, the dean of the
corps, passed the receiving party the
Introductions being made by Colonel
Theodore Bingham. After them weie
received the higher officials of the
army and navy, the members of the
Supreme court, many senators and
representatives In congress and a large
number of resident society folk of
Washington. President Roosevelt
gave every visitor a hearty hand clasp
and a cordlnl welcome, while Mrs.
Roosevelt, though refraining from
grasping the hands of visitors gener
ally, was charmingly gracious In her
manner. She carried a large bunch of
white and purple orchids. All the
members of the diplomatic corps wore
the full Insignia of their rank, which
with the brilliant uniforms of tho
army and navy and tho handsome toil
ets of tho ladles', made the scene a
memorable one. The hours of the re
ception were from 9 to 11 o'clock. The
music was furnished by the Marino
band and tho United States Engineer
Engine Topples Over and Down a
Thirty-foot Embankment.
By Cxclivhc Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Ilngerstown, Aid,, Jan. 7, A serious
wreck occurred1 today on the Western
Maryland cut-off lino ot Culberton,
caused by a Reading freight train slde
wlplng a Western Maryland train
standing on a siding, Tho Reading en
gine was upset down a thirty-foot em
bankment and the ilreman seriously In
jured. The engineer escaped with slight In
juries. Conductor Robert Shober, of tho
Reading train, was badly injured. Bolh
engines nnd a number of cars were
Colorado Workmen Blown Up in tho
Newhouse Tunnel.
lly i:clusle Wne fiom Tho Associated Piivn.
Idaho .Spiliifjs, Co,, Jun. ".--As u lesull of ,i
picmatmc explosion, nf ponder bluoli in the
Xewhousc tunnel tno men aie dead, another H
fatally lujmed and tuu oIIiuh are In u tcriom
condition. The dead me Kmcst Wheeler and
John llckard ami the Injured ate A. ('. II,
Lanes, fatally; Harry llalrd, ribs bmkvii, and
oI.uU Phillips, hand enuhed.
The men weie knuv.'ti ns tho ponder g.ius".
They weie lnudiutr hides with powder iindei ill
icclhm of baues, the fweiiuu, when in ,ome
unkiwnn nny the exphnion a caiiuil.
Ready to Disperse Lynchers,
Uy i:cliulve Wire from The Associated Press.
Jaikhon, Mi", Jan. 7. fioicmor l.nnirino has
eidereil the C 1 1 su.iul of this illy to
hold tlH'tlW'lU',1. Ill C,ldll!CS4 to v In OWoul.
The klieiill there i appielniuiie that J moli to
night Hill tiy In hnih Will Mithh. OiI.iihI.i
I.esler, Will .fttdwon and Whit Oneie., m Jlil
Iheie, Three of Ibiw men lecentl." luilc licii
comlUcd of tho imndti of (he tno Moutgnuieid,
Postal Frank for Mrs. MoKinlsy.
lly i:clului Wlie fiom 'Hie Awulatcd 1'iesi,
Wu-liliiuton, Jail, 7.-1 bill KiJl.tim; to Mrs,
(Klnle.v tlw postal liaiikinir piiillegu lor all
her iciiicpoiuleiieo was favotably lepoitcd today
by Ihe home committd cu postolllut. ami pi,t,
roads similar piiilleirc luie heretofoic been
granted to )lr. Tjln, Ih. Untolii, Sir.-.. (Irani,
Ml. IU)rs, .Mi. liailleld and Mu. Uigan,
Fatal Head-on Collision,
11 ljxcliulie Wire from The Associated ITeii.
Hoauoke, Va Jan, 7, A head-end collision on
the Heuoiu uhUlou of the Norfolk and Western
rallioad occurred at 7 o'clock this morning, in
nhlili Hutch Smith, an eipre.o messenger and
buKWc nu.tcr of this city, and Flagman John
Turner, of Dlucftcld, W. Ya., were, killed.
Chinese Empress Dowarjcr, PriiiGG
Glum and Others Are In
the Procession.
The Members of the Imperial Court
Return from Exile with a Flour
ish of Trumpets and Plaunt of
Yellow Umbrellas A Street Par
ade Through Miles of Kneeling
Soldiers Foreign Community Al
lowed to Witness the Scene from
the Top of the Chien Gate Yel
low Jncketb Conferred TJpon Offi
cials Who Assisted the Court in
the Plight from Pekin.
By i:dusle Wire from The Associated 1'tcs.s.
Washington, Jan. 7. The following
cablegram was received this afternoon
nt the state department from Minister
Congt-r at Pekln:
"Court entered Imperial palace at '1
o'clock today. Perfect order prevails
In the city."
Pekln, Jan. 7. The imperial cortege,
With the emperor and empress dowa
ger, entered the Forbidden City this
afternoon. It was the most brilliant
scene Pekln ever witnessed. The pro
cession consisted of a thousand gor
geously attired noblemen, mounted
upon glittering!" caparisoned horses.
The emperor, the empress dowager,
Prince Chun, the empress and several
princes were borne In yellow chairs,
their escort carrying hundreds of gay
banners and silk umbrellas. The troops
of General Yuan-Shl-Kal, governor of
Pe Chi LI, preceded the emperor, The
foreign community assembled on top
of tho Chlen gale.
The emperor and empress dowager
entered the temple In the gate and
burned incense. Tho empress upon em
erging from the temple saw the for
eigners peering down and bowed. A
double low of soldiers, kneeling, lined
the four-mile route.
London, Jan. 7. It Is nnnounced In
a special dispatch from Pekln that an
imperial edict has been issued, con
ferring yellow jackets on Yuan Shi
Kal, viceroy of Chl-LI, and on Tseii
Chun Ilsuan, governor of Shan-Si, who
piotectcd the Chinese court's flight
from Pekln. Both these olllelals are
privileged to ride on horseback in the
Forbidden City.
Latter Government to Sign the Pro
tocol Today.
By Kxcliniie Wiie from The Associated Trew.
London, Jan. 7. The Exchange Tele
graph company says a cable dispatch
has been received by tin Impoitnnt
South American financial house l;i tills
city saying that the dlfllcultles between
Chile and Argentina over the wording
of the arbitration protocol have been
settled, and thnt the Argentine gov
ernment has promised to sign the pro
tocol today.
Huenos Ayres, Jan, 7, The govern
ments of Argentina nnd Chile having
come to an ngreoment on the vturdlng
of tho clauses In the protocol referring
to the policing of the Ultima Ksper
nnzu, Argentina's rights in the matter
being safeguarded, the representations
of Argentina on tho wording of the
clauses referred to are ended, All the
questions in dispute now will be sub
mitted to tho arbitration of the Brit
ish commission,
Chileans nnd Central Americans Can
not Agree as to Arbitration,
Dy Kxclmlte Wire from The Associated l'resv
Mexico City, Jan, 7. Tho arbitration
situation lias reached u crisis among
the delegations of the Pan-American
conference, Today the Central and
South Americans opposed to tho Chile
ans held frequent meetings to decldo
cm the form of pioceduro under which
they will Introduce the arbitration plan
Into the conference,
If they cannot llnd n form acceptable
to other delegations, they will probably
withdraw. The Chileans also suv 'that
in whatever form the compulsory arbi
tration plan Is reported to the confer
ence, they will quit,
Mr. Hull Disclaims Any Desire to
Meddle with Present Statute,
lly i:chnhe Wire from The, Associated I'rcos,
Washington, Jau, 7, Iteprcwntatlvo Hull,
chairman of tho house committee, on mllltai.v
nlljlis, .ihl today tiiat there would be no uiomi
in lliM sc.-!oit of louirie for a leyWon o'f the
prcM'iit aiuiy organization or for any bioad gem
tial lobulation altccllng the army.
"J faior letting tho present Ian" demonstrate,
its moluliicM before tinkering with It," added
Mr. Hull.
-f- Washing ton, Jan. 7. I'orecoit for Wed- 4-
ncsday and Thursdays Kostcru IVim-ol- 4-
-4- vanla, cloudy Wednesday: Thursday, fair; -f
-4- light easterly winds. 4-
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