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THE ONLYjfflTON PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OF THE ASOCIATEDRESSxTHEGREU'ESTNEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD.
SCRANTON, PA., THURSDAY aiOKNINO, JANUARY 9, 1902.
Fifteen Persons Killed In a Rear-
' End Collision on New York
A White Plains Locnl Crashes Into a
South Norwalk Train in the New
York Central Tunnel That Bur
rows Under Park Avenue in New
York City The Bear Cars of the
Latter Train Demolished and the
Passengers Are Crushed or Scalded
to Death Heroic Work of Rescue.
List of the Dead and Injured.
6y i:cliiiivp Wire from 'llu As-.oU.ilu! 1'icni.
New York, Jan. 8. In the New York
Central railroad tunnel that burrows
tnder Park avenue, this city, two local
.alns collided today. Fifteen passen
gers were; killed and twice that number
were injured. A dozen of the latter
.ere seriously hurt and the roster of
:he dead may be extended.
At.ni:itT M. PKKHI.V, 11 jimh ol.l, iiicully
ffom L'liicaRO, seciclai.i and mi end vice
president of the 1,'nlcn II iff ami I'apci com
pany; lcsidcme, Now Hocholl', . X.
B. 1). ('. rOMUnT, 40. New Itochcllc.
A. V.. 11. XII M.S, 2.", Niw Itoehollo.
i:. C. III.VSDAiX. 3i. New Itoclicllc.
XII1S. A. 1'. IIOWAHI), -Jo, New Hoc hclle.
l'ltANK WAMIIU'ltX, foimcily ot I hlc.iito, pic
irlctit ot (lie I'liion ll.icr and Paper company;
(evidence. Now Hochello.
WILLIAM LKS. 3'i. New Iiothcllc; ijcneral
iujnac,rcr II. Altniati fc i, ew Voik.
'IIIIHIDOIli: FOIKiAltDO. 30. New Itocholle.
m, ri.siiKii rouiiKs, 2.-,, New ito iwiu-.
OMAIt XlllYIIOWirZ. JO, New Itoehollo; op.
tii im in Sow Yoik 11111I seeiclaiy of ihc
Nov Hot he lie X'.ielit club.
1'ltAXKI.lX CltObllV, 3."., Xi.- lloclielle.
imSKST 1". WA1IO.N, SO, New Itochcllc; biol.or
in Ntw Yoik.
II. 0. DIAMOND, Xew- Hoi belle; nMant Ren-
eial ni.ui.iyer of the Anierii'Jii Hi idee com-
p.my, tlih lily.
CHAltlXS It. XIAIIS, New Uoil.elle; employed In
the Xew Vork' Cnsloin hou-e.
I'.vcrctt (.'oltiii. Hi ecus, Xew llnchclli", fiacturc
of thlcrh Pone anil eontminus; will recover.
('chirp r, I'Min, 00, I'mt Ohc-tei; sovoip ion.
tu-ioui; will iccovcr.
Wlnlicld I'liilrt', 2-', Xew Itnchrllc; broken liffht
les ami led thigh, seveio burns; recovery
A. i;. MtCi.iy, New Itoclitllo; biokcn lepr; will
Oeoice I. Whiles, hi, ( w Itoclicllc; both Iocs
Inclined; v ill tenner,
llrnr.v Kiene, .VI, Xew llpc'.iello; Mipciiutcndcnt
of Siej.'1'l, Cooper li Co., tills city; bums;
Xlinnie nice, XJ, Xew lloclielle; contusions and
lacerations; not severe.
Xlabel Ncvwiinn, a), Xew Itothclle; foot frao-
turril; will iccovci.
Slide Scott, 2.1, Xew Itodielle; lee fractured and
burns; condition scnou.
niilianl Xlolineu, 21, Xew Itodielle; let; frac-
Ipipd, not sericm.
Peter A. .Murphy, 112; builder, Xew Itodielle; legi
broken mid 1ule1n.il injuries; will die.
Albert Wadlty, ,"3; leu fiaetured; will recover,
Wllliuni It. Ilrooks 31, X'ew Itodielle; condition
(Scoiffo ,1, Cirler, of Xew Vcuk; leg fr.u lured,
Xlollle Uniildiii, 2, Xew Itodielle; internal in
Perrln came here leeontlv from fihl-
cnKo. II. G. Diamond, who was killed,
was UM-istant genornl manager of the
Ami'ilcan Bridge company. Oscar XV.
Mpyinwltss was an optician and seero-t.u-y
of the New Koehello Yacht club,
and K, 1 XValton was a well known
broker of Now York.
It was a rear end collision between
a South Norwalk local that ran in
over the New York, Now Haven and
Hartford railroad and was halted by
block signals at the southern entrance
of the tunnel and a White Plains local
that came by the Harlem branch of the
Now York Central. Tho wreck occurred
at N.lfi a, m, at which hour tho trains
were crowded by suburbanites. Most
of the death, Injury and damage was
wrought by the engine of the White
Plains train which plunged Into the
rear car of the motionless train and
was driven through to tho middle of
the car, smashing tho seats, furnish
.tigs and splitting tho sides as It moved
forward. Tho victims either were
mangled In the mass of xvreckago car
led at the pilot, crushed In the space
Jctween boiler and cab sides, or scald
d by steam which came hissing from
broken pipes and cylinders. The en
Bine, In Its final plunge of forty feet,
carried tho rear cur forward and sent
twisted Iron, broken timbers and
splinters crashing Into the coach ahead,
Lights xvero extinguished and from
tho wreckage and darkness came the
cries of the Injured and calls for as
sistance by those who escaped. With
in n few minutes the work of rescue,
marked by heroism and sacrifice, be
gnu. Alarms that brought every u-all-ablo
ambulance fit tho city, the police
reserves ot five preclnots and the Hre
nien of the central eastern district of
Manhattan, were sounded at once.
With police, firemen and surgeons,
came a score of volunteer physicians
and half n dozen clergymen.
Examples of Heroism,
Ladders were run down (ho tunnel
nlr shuftB and the llremen and police
attacked the debris xvlth ropes and
axes. Passengers already lind rallied
and xvero trying to releube those im
prisoned In the debris. Father Smith
and Itev. Dr, Wulkley, chaplains of
the nru department, crawled in over
tho wreckage and ministered to the
dying. Meutenunt Clark of tho lire de
partment, forced his wuy to the point
where Miss Rico and Miss Scott lay,
and stood In water that scalded the
flesh from Ids limbs until the xvomen.
were released- T. M. Murphy, u pas
senger, both of whoso legs were broken
nnd still held by the limbers, volun
teered to remain as he was until those
around lilm were assisted.
Two policemen and Chaplain Walk
ley reached Mrs. Howard, and tho
chaplain gave her. a stimulant. The
policemen were cutting away the seat
which held the woman down, when a
pipe broke. Tho scalding steam drove
them back, and when the leseuurs re
turned Mrs. Howard was dead.
Injured persons In need of immedi
ate attention wero given temporary
dressing by the ambulance and volun
teer surgeons, and then hoisted to the
street. Many Park avenue mansions
xvero thrown open to the suffering, but
most of the Injured were taken to hos
pitals. The dead were taken to
morgues and police stations.
An immense crowd, heedless of the
snow which swirled through the street,
gathered about the tunnel entrance
and shafts and watched the rescue
Cornelius Vanderbllt was among
those who came to the tunnel, but the
police denied him admission, despite
the fact that his family controls the
Kesponslblllty for the disaster Is un
fixed, but Superintendent Franklin said
that so far os he had been able to dis
cover, .Tohn Wlscho, engineer of the
White Plains train, Is to blame. It Is
declared that when the South Norwalk
train stopped a Magnum ran back into
the tunnel, nnd. besides placing a tor
pedo on the track, endeavored to Hag
the oncoming train. The tunnel was
beclouded with steam and smoke, while
the snow which fell through the silr
shafts, tended to obscure the X'Icw.
Knglneer W'Iseho and Fireman Christo
pher Flynn were arrested, A signal
man was also detained for a time but
Superintendent Franklin has Issued a
statement as to tho accident. In which
he declares that the block signals at
Fifty-ninth street were obej-ed by the
New Haven train, while the engineer
of the AVhlte Plains train disregarded
"The torpedo on the track went off,"
said the superintendent, "but he did
not stop, even though the fireman
called to him to do so. The system ot
block signals is such that it is a physi
cal Impossibility for a signalman to
make his light declare the track free
If another train Is on the block."
District Attorney Jerome visited the
wreck and personally examined many
xvltnesses. The state rallwax' comml
slon also announced Its Intention to
make in Investigation and similar In
terest was expressed bx1 the general of
llccrs of both the New York Central
and Hudson River rullroad and the
New York, Now Haven and Hartford
Residents of New Ttochclle contri
buted the largest number to the cas
ualtj" list, because the rear oar of the
South Norwalk local was reserved for
them and xvas kept locked until the
train reached that place.
William Leys, one of the dead, was
general manager of tho dry goods firm
of B. Altman & Co., or this cltj'. and
xvan prominent in commercial circles
here. A. M. Perrln was second x-ice
president of tho Union Bag and Paper
company, and was equally xvell known.
Rescue of Scott Sisters.
When nparlj' all of the dead and In
jured had been removed from the
xvreek, Father Smith, of tho Church of
St. Vincent do Paul, and Chaplain
Walkly, of Grace church, both chap
lains of the fire department, crawled
Into the wrecked car, over the hot
boiler of tho demolished AVhlte Flnlns
locomotive, and found two girls In the
middle ot the last coach. They xvere
sisters named Scott, of New Uochelle.
One sister lay on top of the other,
the sister underneath held by xvreckage
which pinned down her body below tho
waist. One leg xvas crushed. The
dead bodx' of a man, which xvas also
pinned fast by the wreckage, lay
across the chest of the other sister
and held her down. Stimulants were
administered to the girls by tho chap
lain, xvho remained xvlth them until
they xvere removed.
Acting Battalion Chief Frlel found
In the xvreek a man who gave his
namo of T. M. Murphy and tried to
move him. Murphy said his leg was
held fast nnd asked Chief Frlel to free
it. The chief found thut if ho loosened
tho Umbers that held Murphy's teg he
xvas liable to let down more xvreckago
on the bodies of tho two girls. Ho told
Murphy this, and Murphy said:
"All right, I'll wait: but please bo ub
quick as you can,"
Tho chief made Murphy as comfort
able as he could xvlth ti seat cushion,
nnd with his badly smashed leg he lay
there till thu bodies of the Injured
ones beside him xverc removed.
J. II. Franklin made a. x'nrbal state
ment this afternoon, In xvhlch he suld:
"Tho engineer of the rear train, tho
AVhlte Plains local, so far as I luix'e
been tiblo to learn, was responsible for
"The Norwalk local was duo in tho
depot at 8.15 unit tho AVhlte Plains
local ut S.l". Thu Norwalk local xvus
stopped by the danger signal at Fifty
ninth street. The llagmnn got out
with lantern and torpedoes and put tho
torpedoes on the rail, The engineer of
tho Incoming train failed to recogulzo
the blgnal unci made no response, and
tho collision was the result,"
Mr, Franklin said this Is the third
accident In tho New York Centrul tun
nel. The llrst took pluce In November,
1882, when twenty persons xvere killed.
The hecond occurred Februury 20, J831,
xvhen six persons were killed and many
Attempt to nob the Dead.
Almost u riot was caused at a police
station by the arrest of a man ac
cused by Coroner Rchoiler of attempt
ing to rob the bodies of the dead as
they lay In the station house.
People had been admitted to the sta
tion to Identify the bodies, nnd the
man Is supposed to have drifted In
xvlth the crowd. AVhen ho was taken
before the sergeant at the desk, tho
friends and relatives of some of tho
dead xvero so Incensed that they made
several attempts to get at him and
shouted, "He ought to be lynched,"
The man gave his name of John Ma
loney. Coroner Scholler said ho saw
Mutoncy going through the pockets of
0110 of tho dead person's clothes.
"You ought to be burned In oil," suld
the sergeant to Muloney. "Yon are the
mcuuest criminal I ever saw. Take
him away, quick."
Maloney was taken to a cell, followed
by the threats of the crowd.
Engineer In the Tombs.
Late In the day the coroner ques
tioned the trainmen, holding court at
a police station. The Inquest was held
beh I ml closed doors and as a result
of It Signalman Flynn was released,
xvhlle Fireman Fyler was held In ball
of $.",000, nnd Knglneer AVischo xvlth-
out ball. The rullroad company fur
nished bonds for Fyler, and AVischo
was taken to the Tbmbs prison.
RELATIONS AT PEK1N
ARE AGAIN STRAINED
The Bow Between American Sailors
and Russian Soldiers Slay Cause
Br Exclusive Wire from The Asweiated VttM.
Pekln, Jan. S. AVhlle the actual cas
ualties during the lighting at New
Chwang between American sailors be
longing to the United Slates gunboat
A'ioksliurg, xvhlch is xvinterlng there,
nnd Russian soldiers attached to the
garrison of that port, are trifling up to
date, tho matter has resulted In un
pleasantly strained relations between
the American, Russian and British au
thorities there. The AVashlngton and
St. Petersburg governments are now
endeavoring to arrange matters so that
there may be no further friction.
The trouble originated in the action
of some sailors belonging to the Brit
ish sloop of war Algerlne, alo in win
ter quarters at New Chwang, In car
rying ashort six rifles for use In a
theatrical performance. Tho Russian
administration sent a force of men to
arrest the British sailors. Tlie Rus
sians, however, by mistake, broke Into
a reading room where 11 party of the
A'icksburg's men xvere seated and tried
to arrest them. The Americans resist
ed, defending thomselx'es xvlth chairs.
They xvere overpowered after a sharp
light, however, and handed over to tho
United States consul xho sent them
on board the A'icksburg. The bad feel
ing which arose fi-om this Incident re
sulted In sex'erul Jlshts xvhenever
American or British sailors met Rus
sian soldiers nnd tho latter, not being
accustomed to fist lights, xvere usually
badly xvorstcd. This condition of af
fairs culminated on New Year's day
In a more serious affray, and the Rus
sian minister here, M. Paul Lcssar
complained to Minister Conner that
two members of the A'icksburg's crew
had fired a revolver at an unoffending
Russian holdlcr, wounding hlpx In the
Relations between tho American and
British consuls and nax'al commanders
and the Russian administration at New
Chwang are trained, which makes a
friendly settlement of the affair diffi
cult. The administrator attempted to
enforce a social code xvhlch the foreign
officials refused to recognize and con
sequently, their relations have been
limited to strictly official Interviews,
and these hax'c not been amlnble, con
sisting mostly on the one side In pro
tests ot the administrator against the
conduct ot the sailors.
The memorandum presented by the
Russian minister to the United Stutes
minister hero related to various alleged
assaults committed bv Americans. On
one occasion It was asserted three sail
ors attacked u. sentry nnd owed their
lives to the sentry's forbearancp in not
exercising his right to shoot. The ad
ministrator demanded that the United
Stutes consul try tho offenders, but tho
commander of the A'icksburg, E. B.
Barry, wrote a curt refusal.
Minister Conger is endeavoring to
restore friendly relations at New
Chwang, He In urging the United
States consul there, Henry B. Miller,
to co-operate xvlth tho Russian au
thorities in suppressing and punishing
violence. The steps taken are, how
ex'or, seriously hundlcapped by the ac
tion of tho Russians who retuso to
allow foreigners to use the telegraph
The foreigners at New Chwang at
tribute tho trouble largely to lack ot
tuct. upon the part of tho administra
Mayor of Havana Suspended,
By Inclusive Wlro'frim The Atsoeiated Press,
illavan.1, .Ian, 8, l'endliiif an investigation
which it now being instituted by Peuor Xiuie,
tho ehll goeinor of Havana, neneral Wood lias
Mispeudi'd .Mi'uud Centr, the liisior of Havana.
Twentjitlirea out of the twenly-elsht council'
men. of Havana lave petitioned (ieucrid Wood to
rcinoic Jfajoi Oener,
Pastry Cook Bakes His AVlfe.
Hy i:tlutle Win? from The Associated Tress.
fit, Illnne, l'liince, .laii. S, A pashy cook
of (ho name of Tantale had 11 ipMrrel with liU
wife uud killed her tWlli u ictnhrr. He (hunt
her body in to nil orn under uhldi he luhteO u
file. He then committed suicide. The laleliied
remains of thu unman fic found todjy in Ilia
Asked Respite for Biddies,
11 Kdusie Wile fiom Thu Awclated I'im.
llarriKburir, Jan. S. A juiingr woman who re.
fused to give her ninie, lulled on (lot 01 nor
Mono today nnd avWd Hut u iwplle be guided
to tlio lllddto brotlieu, vchn will be lunged the
week after lic"(t at I'ltltliurir. The guu'iuor de
clined to guilt the wonmu't rt(Hcit,
Sentence of Carina.
Hy Uielujbe Wire from The Asoclated lni.
Vienna, Jan, K,UiiUIii Carina, of (lie eav.
airy, whose trial on i-harec of dUultrinc mili
tary secret! to the 1'iencli gomument began
licit! yesterday, bun been kenteucect to four and
one-halt yearn' Imprisonment,
President's Dinner Party.
By Lxcluhp Wile from The Associated l'rei.
Washington, Jan. g, The nreiidcut itato a
tinull dinner paity ot the vthl(i homo tuulght,
the guest including all tho meinbei of tho
cabinet aud Senator Lodge and llauna.
China's FlQUreliend Ruler Is Salt!
to Appear Mclancliolu
- and Listless.
THE DOWAGER SUFFERS
Does Not Like to Hear Steam Whis
tlesDesires to Have Foreign
Troops Handy The American and
Japanese Officers Who Guarded
the Imperial Palace During' the
Court's Absence Will Be Decorated.
An Edict Ordering- the Decapita
tion of Tung Fuh Slang.
By Licliiotte Wire from The Aodatcd 1'iesn.
Pekln, Jan. 8. All evidences Indicate
that the emperor of China Is now more
completely under the domination of the
dowager empress than he was before
the Chinese court went Into exile. Sev
eral high ofllclals were granted au
diences today during which the em
peror filled the role of a figurehead.
The empress dowager sat on his ma
jesty's left and conducted the conver
sations. According to the accounts of
two of the ofllclals who were received
today, the dowager empress Ignored
the emperor and the latter did not at
tempt to take any part In the affair.
These ofllclals say his majesty ap
peared melancholy and listless.
The prlnclpnl topic of conversation
during these audiences was the pres
ence In Pekln of the foreign garrisons.
The dowager empress seemed Im
pressed with the necessity of a concil
Dowager Empress Timid.
Evidences accumulate pointing to
the timidity of the dowager empress
about coming back to Pekln. Her first
remark upon alighting at the Machlnpu
station yesterday was:
"Where are the foreign soldiers?"
T'pon seeing a number ot newspaper
correspondents at the station, the
dowager empress bowed to them ob
sequiously. Before leaving Pao Ting
Fit In the special train yesterday, the
dowager requested truffle manager
Foley of the railroad not to use the
locomotive whistle, explaining that she
was extremely nervous and that the
whistle frightened her.
The dowager empress proposes to de
corate tho American and Japanese of
ficers who guarded the Imperial pal
ace during the court's absence. She
also will confer decorations upon the
officers and engineers who hud charge
of the Imperial train during the rail
road journey from Pao Ting Fu.
The dowager empress has signed an
edict ordering the decapitation of Gen
eral Tung Full Slang, the notorious
anti-foreigner. A Tartar general has
been ordered to carry out this sen
tence. Yuan Shal Kai, the viceroy of
Chl-I.l province, and a, number of oth
er influential ofllclals, memorialized
the throne, charging Tung Full Slang
with the murder of Berglan missionar
ies and urging his execution before he
could Institute rebellion and Involve
China in trouble with foreign govern
ments. MR. SHAW'S NOMINATION IN.
President Sends It to the Senate
with Mr. Payne's.
By Inclusive Wire from The Assoc iated Press.
AA'ashlngton, Jan. 8. The president
today sent the following nominations
to the senate:
Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the
Henry C. Payne, AA'IsconsIn, postmaster-general,
John It. A, Crossland, Missouri, min
ister resident and consul general to
Alphonso J. Lesplnacso, New Vork,
consul at Turpan, Mexico.
Collectors of Customs James II.
Cooper, dlsttlct of Oswego, X. A',; Geo.
II, Lyman, district of Boston uud
Surveyor of Customs llobert O.
Pearce, port of Itock Island, III.
AVIUinm Ilenkel, United States mar
shal, Southern district of New York.
Wu Will Dine with Clover Club.
Ily Usclushc Wlie from The Associated Tress.
Waklilnglnn, Jan, b, Senator Penrose, Heine
eutiithn Bingham, Colonel II, K, .ljiul.-on mid
William Jackson, the two lut naiiird being; J
committee from the Clover club of PhiUdehli,
today imited the reileul to attend the .lie
nnal dinner of the club on Jumury 111. 'Iliu
president expreed hid logic t that official lam
neo vtouhl prevent liw attendance'. Tho 10111.
inlttee later lultd Minister Wu to be tlie guct
of the club at the dinner. Mr. Wu acrepted the
State Llbratlan's Repoit.
tly Kxcltifcho Wire fiom 'Ihu Aociaud 1'nu,
Hairinbuig, Jan. 8. Statu Librarian Heed save
out Ills annual report thli cvcnliifr, in uhlcli ho
bj), J,J00 booKs, 1,338 pamphlet (cere added
o the. llbiary during the pat year, niaUnu the
total number of U10U 10I,7C. ami piuiphleU ,
UM, 'lice tolal cvpemei of the llbraiy Unrlni;
Ihc ear uaj flQflii.Ol,
Hy KichuUc Wire from The Associated press.
Xew Y01L-, Jan. S. Cleared: IAiiultalue,
Havre, Sailed: Zeeljiid, AnUuru via South,
aniplon, Jiieinb)vtn Arrived: Majetic New
Vol I. for Liverpool. Southampton Arrived! St,
Paul. Sallcd-KaUr Wilhelm de linwo (fiom
llremen), Xew York via Cheiboiuir, l.lvcipool-.
SalUcI; (,'ermaulc, Xew Yoili via Ijutiiiilmwi.
Couventlon of Irish League.
fly Kxclusiie Wire from 'Hie Auuc-Jatcd Press.
Dublin. Jan. 8, Tho national comentiou of tho
United I1I1I1 league, which opened here this
morning under the presidency of John I.', Itcd
inond, was so largely attended that the paclom
rotunda wan tilled to oveillowiuv. Moot vf tho
Nationals numbers of paillaiueiit were pretent,
and nil Mitloiu of the! pjrly weic fully repre
sented by Uclejitcd,
THE BELD AT CHARLESTON.
Old Liberty Will Be Given n Warm
Welcome in the South.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Pres.
Charleston, S. C Jan. S. Charles
toniaun will glvo tho Llbctty Hell as
warm 11 welcome tomorrow an It has
ever received In the South. The Phil
adelphia escort nnd the bell will be
met ut the station by the president of
the exposition and tho directors, Mayor
Smyth and the members of the city
council, the soldiers from the garrison
on Sullivan's island, naval reserves,
United States marines from Camp fley
wood ut the exposition grounds, tho
military companies of the city, the
citadel and Porter mllltnry academy
cadets. Mayor Ashbrldge and the es
cort of the bell from Philadelphia In
carriages, wilt be followed by the mll
tnry In the march to the exposition
grounds where tlie formal ceremonies
of welcome will tnke place.
Among those who tire to speak are
Mayor Ashbrldge, of Philadelphia;
Captain Ar, F. AA'agener, president of
the exposition; Mayor Smyth and P.
G. Ravenel, 11 descendant of one of the
South Carolina signers of the declara
tion of Independence.
All of the schools In the city will be
The Senate Pays a Graceful Compli
ment to the Bride by Adjourn
ing at Noon.
My Kfclulve Wire fiom 'Ihc Anocl.ited Piesfl.
AA'ashlngton, Jan. S. A most grace
ful compliment, and one never before
paid an American bride, wan tendered
Miss Julia Forakcr, youngest daughter
of the senior senator from Ohio, to
day by the senate ot tho United States
adjourning upon the occasion of her
marriage, ut noon, to Mr. Francis King
AVainwrlght. of Philadelphia.
The marriage ceremony was per
formed In the handsome residence of
Senator and Mrs. Foratcer, on Six
teenth street, by Rev. Dr. MacKay
Smlth. of St. John's Episcopal church,
and was witnessed by only a small
company of friends and relatives. Mr.
Clement AVainwrlght acted as best
Miss Foraker wore a bridal costume
of ivory white, with point lace yoke
and sleevp, and a tulle white veil with
a spray of orange blossoms.
The ceremony was In accordance
with the full Episcopal rites. After the
ceremony a breakfast for twenty
friends was served in the yellow room,
the draperies were In gold and the
floral effects carried out with yellow
and white orchids.
Bouquets of violets for the ladles and
boutennieres for the men were nt each
plate. At the buffet luncheon served
In the dining room, to the guests, the
decorations and furnishings were In
green and red. AVreaths of holly and
long streamers of red silk ribbon were
tastefully arranged about the apart
ment.' Mr. and Mrs. AA'alnwrlght. af
ter a bridal trip will reside at Rryn
Muwr, Pa., where tho former Is erect
ing a residence.
Senator Foraker presented his
daughter with a diamond crescent In
addition to which about 400 gifts have
been received by the couple,
AVashlngton, Jan. 8. President and
Mrs. Roosevelt arrived at the house
shortly before the wedding and were
among the first to extend their con
gratulations to the newly married
MINE WORKERS OFFICERS.
Results at the Seventh District Con
vention nt Taraaqua.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Piess.
Tamnquu, Pa., Jan. S. Tho Seventh
district convention of tho United
Mine AVorker.s of America, In session
at Lansford, elected tho following ortl
cers: President, Thomas P. Duffy; vice
president, Andrew Nally; treasurer,
Henry Hill; secretary, Joseph Galla
gher; natlonnl board member, P. J.
Gallagher; district board members,
Patrick Smith, AVUliam II. Dottroy,
Edward Sweeney, Charles Gallagher
and Patrick Kelly..
Resolutions were adopted asking for
the re-anuctment of the Geary law for
the exclusion of the Chinese.
CUBAN RECIPROCITY HEARINGS
Ways and Means Committee to Be
gin Them 011 Jan. IS,
fly Exclusive Wire fiom 1 lie Assoeiited Press.
Washington, Jan. 8, Tho ways nnd
means committee today fixed January
IS as the time for beginning hearings
on Cuban leclproclty, and It was tho
prevailing view In the committee that
the hearings should not extend beyond
1 m '
DEATHS OF A DAY.
By KjcIihUo Wlie from Tlie .Uioelated IVm,
Philadelphia, Jun, S.-Wllliam II. Ilullock, 4
retired woul men ham, died nt his home lieie
I.0.1 nlehl of hcili disease. Mr, Ilullock wu
born In thin city and vj 011a of tlie Hist to at
tain pioiulneuco hero In hU lino o( liutlnesn. lie
was one it tlie foundein of the Union leairue and
ua aitlvu In the early hlitoij of thut ort-unia-tlon,
Xew Yoik, Jan. b, fleinral I'uncli ,f. llerron
died in this city today, He was a clbtluttuUlied
uftlfer In the l'nlou army limine the war and a
few jeaw uiw ji presented by the war depart
ment vt 1th .1 medal of honor for bravery at the
llattlc of Pea Jlld.re, Ark., Muicti ?, 1. where
he vtui wounded und fake 11 pi i. unci. When the
Civil war bioko out he was .1 citUeii of Iowa
and entered the aiiuv as a c amain, lettrtni' an
a 'major rcihiiI. In ny he joined Rcueial
limni ui ticutuuri; ana ctiuimauwci the left
wlucr of tlie Inverting (ones until the runcnJVr,
He waa 5 yeas of inc.
Xew Ymk, .Ian. . Maicelliu Haitley, diieclor
in Homo of the laiue-ht coiitorjtionc of Ww Voik
uud vlioe (01 time Is citlmatcd at amonir the
Jarfc-c.t In tlie city, died suddenly fiom heart ills
ejko thU afternoon. Mr. Hartley was li yeara
old. He wu u HieinU'i of the mm tiriu of Halt
ley and (iialiaiu, pieoident. and dluctoi of the
Bridgeport nmi Implement company, tho Item
lugtoii Amis company and the Union Metallic
Caitridgc company uud director of eonmieiclal
London, Jan. S. John llictt, It. A., the enlist,
WHOLESALE FRAUD CHARGED.
Iowa Farmers Assert They Were
Duped Into Signing: Notes.
By Kxilmlve Wire from The Awilnleil l'rrs.1.
Independence, lown, Jan. 8. A
scheme, said to be designed to de
fraud scores of furmers In this part
of Iowa came to light toduy. It Is es
timated that had the plan succeeded,
the promoters would have cleared
about M5.0UO. as notes representing
that amount havo been sent to the
bank at Jesup, In this county, for col
lection. Throe months ago, a stranger, giving
the name of John Smith, covered the
western and northern portions of the
county and obtained the signatures of
at least 200 farmers for various causes.
On Monday a large number of signers
received notification from a Chicago
law firm to meet certain notes. At
the bank were promissory notes to tho
amount of $14,000 for collection, bear
ing tho names of about seventy men.
The notes revealed the scheme. It
Is charged that blank sheets ot paper
were signed and the promissory notes
were printed at the lop afterward. The
fnrmers are united in their efforts to
light the case.
M. Lessar Give Reasons for
Gobbling the Chinese
By Evelmive Wiie from The Associated PieM.
A'lctorla, B. C, Jon. S. According to
advices from Kul Feng Fu by the
steamer Empress of Japan, Yung Lit
retains his position as grand coun
cillor and M. Lessar, the Russian min
ister, was making strenuous efforts
to secure his appointment as plenipo
tentiary to settle the Manchurlan
The Tung Wen llu Puo publishes
the confidential letter nddressed to
Grand Councillor Yung Lu by M. Les
sar immediately after the death of LI
Hung Chang. The document Is said to
have been obtained from Japanese
sources and is as follows:
As jour eeelleney is doubtlcs aware, the tcr
iltorics of our two countries are in touch with
r.ith other und unioner foielgn countries ItubU
is tlie nearest neighbor of China from u Keog
lapbical point of iew. Kuvjthinj tint affects
tlie iuteieits of one fully alfects those of tha
In consequence of thi, tussi.i h.n alu.iyi
looked fnrvvuiil to that dale r. hen China may
he prosperous nnd powerful. Unfortunately the
Iloecl disturbance broke out last jmv and all
the foreign powers took advantaeo of tho occas
ion to Bend their hostile armies Into China.
Though we tried tn refiain from participating
In the expedition, it was in vain; we labored
most strenuously to persuade the allied force to
evacuate Pekln as soon as the legations had been
relieved. Subsequently, when tlie Japanese at
tempted to snatch the power of policing the city
of Pekln from the hands of the Chinese author
ities, we ttood obstinately in their way and i-o
their unreasonable attempts were frustrated.
When the allied powers joined tozether in die
tatlnir to China the punishments of those Chi
nese nlllcials who were suspected by tnem of
baviner countenanced the lloxer.s, we exerted ev
eiy effort to net as many officials exempted from
punhlinient us possible in order to protect the
dignity of jour ronntij-. It Is ne'edlovt to tiy
that it m.h entirely due to that Miomu' nml
persistent onposition that your ctcellemy was
not inclullcd in the list. We have tried and
done everything in our power to protect the in
terests of China and It U for tills reabou that
we have ciuned tho implacable lulled of all (lie
other powers. He, the late I.I Hung Chang, was
0 veiy far-sighted and able 6tatc.iin.in, who hid
idltt.ijH ben on friendly terms with 11s becauso
he knew that Iluisic was the onlj' true friend of
Willi regard to Manchuria, It Is n pi ice where
1 lie picscnt dynasty I1.11I Its origin. How can
the Chinese government permit 11 number of
wolves anil tigers to intrude Into tills important
piovince of the' Chinese emptier Hut we knew
that unleH we stepped forward China would bo
pouerlets against those wolves and IIrcm,
We, therefore, made haste In dispatching our
aimy southward to protect this province from
being invaded by the other pnwus and our ao
tlon in this matter has had Us cleilrcil effect,
tor by ni.r strenuous mid prompt ctlorU peace
and order have been giadually rc-doicd through
out .Mauchin !a and no foelgu uovver has clued
to touch the province. Thus the sovereignty of
China in tlie province hail been maintained.
As general peace lui been restored 11ml the
court is about to return to the old rapltol, it
appeals reasonable that we should hind back
Mauchiitla to its proper owner, to quiet the
minds who uie inclined tn siipctl that ltu,sl
is alining at ubnoibiug and annexing this ini.
portant tenltory. Hut alter cuicfiil coiisideia
tlon we llnd tint It Is not at all opportune for
til to ilu so now. Tho ie.iou Is obvloui, for
( liiua Is newly defeated and sail with the bur
den ot an unprecedented imlemnllj', It is not
within her power to ulo siifileleut fund, and
maintain a strong aimy In Maui Inula In defend
It. Hut, unless Manchuria is stiongly garri
soned, It Is Impossible to pievem foreign powers
from casting u giecdy ce 011 tlie piovince. It
is for thli it-a.-on Hut Itiijcela iml-t on keeping
this Impuitiiit territoiy under hei lonlr'd until
China shall be strong enough tn take it back.
It we dbiegard the welfare of China and ev.10
lule ManchuilJ ut tho pre,ent moment, I am
sine thu 110 sooner have our troop left the
place Hun tbo, of tome foulgn powir will
step in and make a permanent occupation, 'Ibis
stuteinrnt, I hope, will be 11 sufficient explana
tion why we ivluso to give up Miuchutiu, no.v.
With leftrrncp tn the convention is agned
upon by the laic l.t Hung Chang ami ut It Is a
rallsfaclnry ilucmucut in cvriy lespect. Hut un
fortunately It lu been frtieluted by that pleu
wtciili.ii)'s icgretable death, und iIiim who
have been aulhoiUrU tn take up lids Important
woik left 0IT bj lilm air litl.ouul of the local
political situation and iuluuilertiinding our
point liaiiilloiiii. Instead of consolidating the!
Indispensable relations bdveeu China and her
nurd neighbor, Itussia, the" men are seeking
the friendship and alliance vf such far distant
powers as Jnpjn and KiikUiic. 1 need hardly say
that jour exccltcucj- will bu at ouco with mc in
condemning (heir stupldlt), I hope J on will de
scribe the Hue situation to her majesty, the
eiupress 'dowager and persuade her to put thes
MauchcpUu allalr lu jour hands that I may no
gotiatu with j on alone. This, in my opinion, li
(ho only way to prevent the province from tail
ing into the hands of foreign powers.
Developed bu Debate on tlie Nica
raouan Canal Bill in '
16 MEMBERS ADVOCATE
Messrs. Shaclcleford, Littlofleld and
Others Discuss tho Question The
Matter of Pensions Before the Sen
ateNo Decision Benched in tho
Case of the Widow of tho Heroic
Doctor Lnzare, Whose Xife Was
Sacrificed In Yellow Fever Inves
tigations nnd Experiments.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Preos.
Washington, Jan, S. The debate on
the Nlcaraguan canal bill In the house
today developed sentiment In favor of
giving consideration to the recent offer
of the Panama company to sell Its fran
chises and property for forty million
dollars, this sentiment taking tho form
of ndvocatlng the Morris amendment
to empower the president to select the
latter route If the canal commission,
upon considering the company's offer,
recommends It and the required con
cessions can be obtained from Colom
bia. Of sixteen members who spoko
today nine favored "Hie Jlorrls amend- '
ment. It was ngreed that general de
bate should close tomorrow at 2 o'clock
after which the bill will be open to
amendment under the llve-mlnute rule.
The flnnl vote probably will he taken
tomorrow. The speakers today were
Messrs. Shackleford, Missouri; Parker,
New Jersey; Loverlng, Massachusetts:
Morris, Minnesota; Burton, Ohio; Hill,
Connecticut; Kronnvell. Ohio; Glllett,
Massachusetts, and Llttlefield, Maine,
In favor of the Morris amendment, arid
Messrs. Hurgcss, Texas; Bell, C0I6
rado; Cooney, Missouri; Cummlngs,
New York; Gibson, Tennessee and
Lacey, IoWa, for the bill In Its present
Mr. Shackleford (Missouri), a mem
ber of the committee which reported
the bill. In his remarks advocating Its
passage, said he believed that the
Kads Tehuantepcc route was prefer
able to unv which had been proposed,
but he did not think the present a
time for cavil. He did not like tin:
Panama route, but it tlie now proposi
tion of the Panama company offered
advantages over tho Nicaragua! route
ho thought the president should have
alternative authority to accept It.
"If you favor this bill," Interposed
Mr. Bartholdt (Missouri), "why Is it
that you and your Democratic col
league from Missouri nt the last ses
sion voted against a similar bill'.'"
"Because," replied Mr. Shackleford,
"the bill at the last session was passed
through this house to the tunc of 'God
Save the Queen.' I want It passed to
the sweet strains of 'Hall Columbia.' "
"But the Hay-Fauncefote treaty was
not ratified at tho last session," ob
served Mr. Bartholdt.
"True It was not," replied Mr, Shac
kleford, "but our English secretary ot
state wanted It ratified, and because
we believed the wishes of her majes
ty's representative in the cabinet would
prevail we opposed the bill."
During consideration by the senate
today of private pension legislation
some Important statements were mado
by Mr. Galllnger, chairman of the com
mittee on pensions. In respect to regu
lations adopted by the committee to
govern In consideration ot private pen
sion bills. He announced that none
but nbholutely meritorious cases would
be presented to the senate for Its con
sideration and that tho closest scru
tiny will be given by the committee to
overy bill Introduced. lie snld that no
pension exceeding $.10 a month would
be recommended by the committee for
the widow of 11 genernl olllcer uud that
pensions for the widows of other ofll
cers would bo scaled down proportion
ately, Thu Interesting case of Dr. I-azurn
who at the Instance of Johns Hopkins
university and of tho government went
to Cuba, and submitted himself to in
noculatlou with yellow reiver through
mosquito bites and died from tho dis
ease thus vontructed, was brought to
the senate's attention by Mr. McComos '
who Inquired whe'her Dr. I.uz'uro's
widow would be entitled to 11 pension.
No decision was 1 cached, hut It was
tho opinion of Senators Galllnger and
C'oekiell that tho case hud no pension
Lutz Hears the Death Warrant.
Hy i:ilu.lic Wlie fioui Iho Associated Prw.
WilU'S-llaue, Jmi. S. -Sherlft .laiolw lead the'
death warrant to John but:, tho West Plttalon
wife mimic 1 iv ut Ihc county Jail today, Tim
pil.omr unuiiivi'd. Ho will be executed
Local diu lor .l.iuuaiy 3, 1002;
Highest tenipeiatuic ,,,,,,. 3i degree
l.ouc-t lempii.itiiii' ,..,..,,,,,,,,,.,, 28 degreea
llcl.itlvc humldit) :
Si. 111 ,. SU per cent.
Mi. "I ,,,,,.. 8J per cent,
Pjcclpltatiuii, i liouu ended S p. in., O.'.'l Inch,
Actual snowfall for '21 bourn ended 8 p. lu., .1
Wathlngtou, Jan. 8. Forecast for -4-
-- Thursday and Friday: liasleui Pcniwyl. 4-
-f anlt, cloudy Thursday with snow In 4-
4- noitheast portion lu early morning; I'd- -4-
4- chy, fair; fresh northwesterly vlndi. 4
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