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SCUANTOK, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY ll, 1902.
tn ,,.r M-1" JT(
Cruiser Sends News ot the Situa
tion at the Seat
Gunboats Dorian, Padllla and Qlat
nu Assist the Liberal Soldiers in
Moving During the Campaign.
The Captain of the Lantaro Re
fuses to Accompany the Vessel
Upon Any Fighting Expedition.
fly n.xclmhD Wire from The Associated Pros.
Colon, Colombia, Jan. 13. The United
States cruiser Philadelphia returned
10 Panama yesterday from Las Tablas,
whither she conveyed the commission
ers who 'purposed to arrange an ex
change of prisoners between the Col
ombian government and the Liberals.
The Philadelphia called first at Ton
osl, where she found the Liberal gun
boat Darian and two hundred Liberals
on shore. Here the commissioners
were Informed that the Liberal Gen
eral Herrera was at Pescaderlas, about
fifty miles from Panama. The Phila
delphia proceeded to that port, where
she found the Liberal gunboats Padllla
and ftintun. The Padllla is of seven
hundred tons and mounts two G-pound-ers.
When the Philadelphia readied
Pescaderlas, Liberal soldiers from the
shore were boarding the Padllla, which
- Is taken to Indicate that the Liberals
are moving. The American consul at
Panama, H. A. Oudgor, and an officer
from the Philadelphia went on board
the Padllla. This the commissioners
were not allowed to do. General Her
rera sent word he had a headache and
did not show himself during the visit
of the Americans.
General Porras and General Lucas
Caballero, as commissioners for this
Liberals, stibsequtintly went on board
the Philadelphia, where a conference
was held with the commissioners of
the Colombian government in the pres
ence of Mr. Gudger and the captain oC
the Philadelphia, General Porras said
that he was empowered to exchange
any general of the Colombian govern
ment In the possession of Liberals that
might bo asked for, for Foclon Soto,
the Liberal general who recently
fought at Fusagasuga and who once
was a candidate for the vice preslden
,cy of Colombia.
Soto was supposed to be a prisoner
at Hogotn. The Liberal commissioners
were informed that Soto had escaped.
The government commissioners, Senor
Plglo and Colonel Coycedo, showed
Generals Porras and Cnlmlloro a list of
fifty-eight prisoners whom the govern
neut was willing to exchange, and an
xchange of prisoners was finally ar
langed to take' place on the Island of
Taboga (In the gulf of Panama, leu
miles south of Panama), on the 1GL
The Padilla Is an old Iron vessel, in
capable of steaming more than six
miles an hour, anil the narien and Gia
ta'n are small tugboats.
The forces under the Liberal general,
Lorenzo, have united with those com
manded by General Herrera, and It Is
said these united forces Intend to land
Captain Will Leave Ship.
The eantnln of the South American
Steamship company's steamer Lantaro
(which reached Panama January 9 from
""tillo and which, upon the refusal of
a is vessel's owners, to charter to the
'olomblan government for use ns a
gunboat, was seized by General Alban,
the military commander of this district,
. for his government) has refused to
command the ship on any lighting ex
pedition. General Albau has decided to
return the Lantaro to her agents. It is
said the general will do this because
he has received a cablegram to the ef
fect that a steamer called the floas has
just been acquired by purchase by Co
lomblau agents at Puma Arenas, Strait
of Magellan, and had already sailed fur
rhe Colombian gunboat Hoyaca will
euro Panama tonight, bound for Chl-
The Columbian general Castro Is re
ported as still advancing upon the Lib
erals. Helng unable to Intercept the
Liberals at Pescailerlas, word will prob
ably be sent to General Castro to re
turn to Panama, mIioi General Alban
Is concentrating government troops.
The Colombian gunboat General Pln
koJ has not yet returned here. She Is
The recent washout on the railroad
between hero and Panama has been
found mole serious than first reported.
Over a wile of the track was inun
dated. Trains have been running on
tlmo, howuver, slnco yesterday. Heavy
showers still eoiitlnnu here, but the sea
Devery Is Recognized.
By Kxeluslvc Wire from Tli Associated 1'ieu.
New York, ,jn, 3. Former IH-puty Police
Commblnmcf llcvciy via iecoi;nd a 4 mem.
lii-r of tli police forte today .y the member
nf (lie I'ollie I'ndowmcnt ami llcricvolent ao
dallop, who rc-i'kctcd lilni president of lln or
ganisation, lire tfiutitiitTon of tlio urinnUailon
Mate tlut no cvmiiiibcr oi the ilep.mmnt may
remain a member, Ik-very Lai an uftlun prnd
hut 'In court dritiuudiliijr rcliutalcmcnt u chief
' if police, m tlie iiiouml (hat the law ulwlUliInjt
iit oftleo was imcy'iMlliitloual.
Tor the Emperor's Yacht,
lly Exclusive Wire from 'flic Associated i ca.
.Pgdentlmrf, N. V,', .l.in. 13. Three Davit l.ojn
fgr the cutjirror of flninaiiy'n yacht, now being
Itjjllt mar New York city, weiu urdeicd today
Ironi an Ofjder.iilnirK lxi.it building (oniuiiy. The
bcaU-arc u twenty-flic -foot fits, q nineteen-foot
utter uwl a Ms teen-foot dlnsy, owtruclcd cf
.nahosany, elaborately trimmed and Unb-luil in
the lilghcit uitlb!e nwimsr.
PRINCK HENRY'S COMPANIONS.
He Will Be Accompanied by Schmidt,
Von Sehwindt nnd Von Egidy.
Hy K.tclU'lvo Wire from Tie Asoeiated I'reM.
Rerlln, Jan. lb'. Admiral Prince
Henry of Prussia will be attended on
his visit to the United States by Cap
tains Schmidt, Von Sehwindt ami Yon
Kgldy, and by several high marine olll
cers, not yet selected.
Captain Von Kgtily Is the son of Col
onel Von Kgldy, who, some years ago,
resigned from the army for the purpose
of devoting the remainder of his life to
the work of uniting the Christian
churches of Germany Into a creedless
Prince Henry and his party will sail
for New York about February 15, on a.
passenger steamer. The Imperial yacht
llolienzollern will sail Saturdav, Janu
ary IS, or Sunday, January 19, touch
ing nt Gibraltar, the Cape Do Verde
Islands and the island of St. Thomas.
The yacht will be commanded by Ad
miral Count Von IJnudlssin. whose staff
includes Captain Von Hnlleben, a kins
man of the German ambassador at
Washington, and will be manned by her
The baud of the Second naval divis
ion, which will be on board tiro Ilohen
zollern, is one of the two crack bands
of the German navy.
IN A WRECK
Two Men Are Killed and Several
Are Injured in a Snmshup Near
lly Kicliwir Wire from The Associated l'rejs.
Wichita, Kan., Jan. 13. A freight
train, running twenty miles an hour,
on the Okeeu, Oklahoma branch of the
Uock Island railroad, crashed into' a
work train standing on a siding at
Okeen early tills morning and killed
firidgo Foreman Ccer, of this city, and
Carpenter Colcby, of Galva, Kan. The
men in the work car. were still asleep
and Mere burled under the debris,
which caught lire and threatened to
roast evoi;y one of them. The crew of
the freight train and some citizens,
by strong efforts, saved them.
Tbu injured are: Biakeman Frank
Hoop, Fireman James Casey; Jinglneer
John Yeaton, of the freight train, and
four men on the work train, Mlclmlle,
Jackson, Kurke and Potter, none of
whom are seriously Injured.
The cause of the wreck was the
breaking of a switch by some un
' CELEBRATED COAL CASE.
Testimony in Dorrance vs. Payne
Case Makes Thousands of Pages.
H.v Inclusive Wiie fiom 'fho Asociati-il I'lcs.
Wllkes-IJarre. Jan. 13. The testi
mony in the case of Dorrance, et al.
vs. W. G. Payne .t Co., coal operators,
has all been subinlttud to the court
and Is the most voluminous ever taken
In a court In this county. The expert
testimony alone covers thousands of
pages of short hand manuscript. The
court silt seven weeks to hear the tes
timony. The outcome of the case will
be awaited with a great deal of inter
eal of inter
and coal )p
est by owners of coal Land and coal fit:
erators in the anthracite region
owing to Improved machinery the
coal operators are now enabled to
market a great deal of coal which in
past years was dumped on the culm
banks as worthless. Dorrance et al.
want loyalty for all the coal Payne &
Co. take from the refuse heap and send
The defendant operators claim that
their contract calls for the payment of
loyalty on only such coal sis taken out
of the mine. The plaintiff's contention
Is that the contract demands royally
on all coal shipped to market.
It Is thought no matter how the
county courts decides the case will be
taken up t the Supreme court for re
view. The value of the property In
volved In the law suit is jmo.uou.
CONGRESS ASKED TO
Mr. Wood, of California, Desires In
vestigation of Accidents.
Ilv l'..iliiIve Wire from Tim As-oij.ucd l're.
W.iIiIiikIii, Jan. U 1leirtp)itulii'o Wood, (if
t.ilifcirnla, lij oiilten u U :ter in the Hialiiiian
or the house committee en li.tci.Mjli and foreiitn
coinnicuc, ..dlimr niti-iilh.ii to tu,i aljrning
number of railway ucclderiK in wrlom jurn
of the eoimtiy .ind MiwcMlng tti.it (enures
should liujuiie into the cjue. and pruriila les
Ulitlu' irmcdUs in far ! I hex-' are (loviihle.
Mr. Wood points out that contiM liimnilil
about the nc of uniform Ktfety concilia; deilivM
and he t..ild it should reiiiiie every ijikm en.
Kitted in fnUt-tatu cuuuneui' m adopt (ho
amplest meam of proteiUi!? the intilh "Kaliwt
Left the Power House Dead.
Uy Kxeliwlve Wire from 'I he A)el.itnl I'rcsi,
New Yoih, Jan, Ij.--' bit ly-llui-t' men, ,(0m.
pUln!,' the day force at this power hoiiv) of (he
Xew York uml Staten Hand IHerfilu coinp,u.y,
in fetaten Wand, runt woik without warnlni; tlils
altiinoon. Tlie," ihut down tlio enalnej, ilnw
Iho tire., took tlio plusrii pom Ilia MVlnlilnMnb
mid left the power lime 'de.id," 'io nun nfiKo
to u.iy why they ijult uotk, bit ptoinUo a ttatc
yieut after a mceilu-; ialel for iinilylil, '
By i;xctiilv Wlm fiom'Vh Arioiittixl I'iim,
W adiiiigton, .Ian. Pt. The pteMilent today sent
to the teiute tlio folluwiiit; noinlnatloiH of IVmi.
Hhanlt ottinaMeiii John W, Jone, ll.intror;
John C, t'lianibcrlJln, llwrctt; fleoiito howuih,
Irwin; Jcii4th.ui I', ftillup, Suictlipoitj John
I'ercher, Mounl Oliver.
Nominated by Acclamation,
fly Kxeluilve AVite fioiu'lln) Ajwhunl I'km.
Ilarrlvbisrv. Jjh. Vi Tlio follow Inji ticket wis
nominated by aeilaiiutlou lonlirlit hy tlie Itcpnli
IIcjii lit' coiiHiitlgii: Mayor, Dr. S, I', h.
let; ely IrMWur, John J, Ibna'st; vily cou
lioller, Henry W, f.'ouahj city awei.orjj, A. II.
T41I;, II. I", Ore and Jacob r, Ceklnysr.
SIX DAY BICYCLE RACE
Eleven TettntB Begin n Contest in the
By Kxeltmlte Wire from The .t.w-liited Vttn.
Phllndelphlti, .Tun, 13. Eleven teams
are competing In tlio six-day bicycle
race, which began at L' o'clock this, af
ternoon In the nuw Coliseum, This Is
the first race of Its kind In this city
arid a lurgo crowd wus 111 attendance
at the start.
Tlie teams will ride eight hours n
day, the men of each team being priv
ileged to divide the hours to still them
selves. Some of the World's fast riders
are In the contest and record breaking
time Is anticipated. Following ure this
Julius, of Sweden, and Franks, of
Belgium: Muller, of Italy, and Bar
clay, of Brooklyn; CiOltgoltz, Paris,
and Wilson, Pittsburg; Fisher and
Chevalier, Paris; Tiirv'llo, Philadel
phia, and Lawson, Salt Luko City;
lladfleld and King, Newark, X. J.;
Fulton and Sullivan, Brooklyn; Leari
der, Chicago, and P.utz, New Haven;
Monroe nnd McKachern. Maya and
Freeman, and King and Snmuelson.
Albert Champion, of France, lowered
the world's one mile single motor rec
ord on the track tonight. lie made the
distance In 1.2,) 1-0. The former record
was l."C. The score of the six-day race
at the end of the eight hours tonight
wtis as follows:
Ml lei. I.a..
Leander of Chlcmo, ami Hula "f New
I1.l-.eu 173 I)
Monroe, of MdiiphN, ami McKachern,
Kiiftiiun, of l'littliuiO, and Maya, of
CoU,-oltz, of l'lance, .mil Wllnon, of
Iliitllcld, of Xrw.nl., and Kins of
New Vol k l"."i
I'lilier, of I'r.iine, ami Chevalier, f
Muller, of Italy, and h.-iclay, ot
THE TUNNEL CONDEMNED.
New Rochelle Committee Declares It
Uy KxolUMir WI10 from The A-eucintcd 1'ieMi.
New York, Jan. 13. Samuel AV. Mar
vin, chairman of tlio committee- ap
pointed by the mass meeting; held at
New Kochelle to consider the New
York Central tunnel disaster, reported
today that the committee had resolved,
"that the Park avenue tunnel as it now
exists is :i nuisance, unhealthful and
unsafe; a nuisanco which can be abat
ed and must be abated.
"That the moral responsibility for
that dreadful curnatte and destruction
lvsts upon tlie railroad mitnaiters be
cause of Indifference and false econ
omy," and that the committee calls
"upon the Roveirior, th; railroad com
mission, the hoard of health and the
legislature to tiikeiiunicdiato action to
abate the nuisaiitie and remove the
A resolution wus ..Tjlso formulated
calling' upon "the btnri'il of railroad
commissioners to conijSel the New
York', New Haven anil," Hartford rail
road to discontinue the use of coal oil
lamps as a means of lighting; passctmor
coaches upon their road."''
MOB MAY KILL NEGRO.
Lynchburg' School Janitor Accused i
of Attacking' White Woman,
lly i:ilu-lp Wire from The A-wclatuI I'u 1.
Lynchburg, Va., Jan. in. Joseph
HltfKlnbotham, tlie negro janitor of
the Floyd school building', lias been ar- j
rested on suspicion of being the person I
who attacked and attempted to mur- j
del- Mrs. Ilalph Webber, wife of a cot
ton mill superintendent. Owing to the
intense feeling prevailing an attempt,
lists been made to keep the arrest se
The negro has not yet been taken
before Mrs. Webber for Identification,
as her condition Is not such as to war
rant subjecting her to the excitement.
li- answers, however, to the descrip
tion given by Mrs. Webber of her as
sailant. The prisoner may be iemoved
to Roanoke for safe keeping.
TO PUNISH LYNCHERS.
Bill Introduced in Congress by Rep
Uy K-U'liislM! Ire fimu The Ah dated pre..
Washington, Jan. lli, Uepreseritntlve
Crumpacher, of Indiana, today Intro
duced ti bill for the punishment of per
sons takliifr part In the lynching of an
alien. Those who conspire hi such a
lynching are made subject to death or
life Imprisonment, while meeting to pr
ganlsse such lynching Is made a felony,
The federal courts are given Jurisdic
tion of such offenses and persons who
have participated in lynehlngs are ills
qualltled from serving as jurors. The
meatiui'o Is designed to cover eases
similar to the lynching of Italians In
Louisiana and Mississippi,
Conlgnn to Visit Bahamas,
lly i:tludto Wire fiom The Associated l'ie..
New Veil.', Jan, l". Airnhl.liop ('.ui'Ikjii he.
t,Mtt his jouiury lo the ll.iham.i NlamU ltnl.iv
npon Iil-t ciiitomaiy c.innnlul ihitatlon for tlie
Ulhlllllliimtloll Of till' Ml'Mllll'Ilt of coiilliiiMtlou,
the llaliamai belna' Included in the ai(h-duecM
of Xew Ymk. The tulia of the Catholic- ihunlt
lompi't the iilchhUhop to mike. 11 iKIt to thc
IdimU once evety three yens. He will go by
way of .laikeniivllle.
True Bill Against Krause.
lly i:.U'lii)He Wire from The A-tcclutid l'ir.
London, Jan. 13. Tlie gland juty todJy found
.1 true bill ayaliirt Pr. Kiaue, the founer ov
ernor of .Mianncthuiir, on the cluiue of lie
(dtlMK ( 'cruel liw llioevkman, the c.vpubllc i :
cutor of Johaiuiesburi; (uin was i-.riutcd Sip.
trmbt-r 'M latt) to imirdei John Poujl.u rol.r,
an KniilUli luwjrr who w.ii attached In l.oij
Hugh Jenuings Barred Out.' , '
lly i;stluiie Wiie fiom 'I lip Aoelaled l'rcm.
flmatjo, Jan. 13. Pici!ciH Han JuIidkui an
nounced (rnlay that llutfii .Icuiiliikis U batreil
from the .Smeticau leaijue, thin putting another
(lutuele in the plain of Maiuacr MiOraw to lie
stall the once Uinmvt "biii four" of Jeimlnijs,
Uclley, Kceler and Mct.'raw airaln at Haltlmore,
Killed by an Express Train, v
UyH.xtlujiie Wire from Tlie Associated I'ruj.
New York, Jan. U. To unknowii men,
ualkluy on tlio I'enniwnU raihoa-l track at
Linden, near Itahway, X. J., early todiy wm
ulniek by jin cvprfM train and killed.
London TlimiR at Last Takets No
tice 0! the Goarse Insults
ol Teutonic Press.
REVIEW OF THE
The Subjects Introduced by the
German Newspapers Are Seldom
Parallelled in Modem Times in the
Matter of Coarseness and Obscen
ityA Few Examples of the Mo9t
Vicious of the Series.
Uy KxcIumu- Wire from The Asoclated l'rei.
London, Jan. 13. A remarkable arti
cle appears In today's Times, under the
caption of "Literature of German Anglophobia.,"-
recounting the character
of the antl-Urltlsh cartoons which
have appeared in the Cermati news
papers, which, the Times says, "In
coarseness, obscenity and venom are
without a parallel In modern times."
The wisdom of the publication of the
article at this juncture is much uues
tloued. The Star says:
"The Times today, of all days, be
gins a series of articles on the offensive
Clennari caricatures. Every newspaper
has long been aware of these carica
tures, but the responsible journals
have not advertised these Insults, sim
ply because no good could be done by
setting the llritlsli and German peo
ples hy the ears. The Times ought to
hesitate before it deliberately flogs the
passion of the people. Are our publi
cists mad? Can they not see the
abyss towards which they are hound
ing tills long-suffering nation'.'"
The Times article, which is two
columns long, says:
"These papers are nut gutter sheets,
but arc- sold everywhere at the sta
tions ot the state railways, even at
Potsdam station, where tne emperor Is
constantly travelling. He was lltmlly
obliged lo personally order their re
moval. Neither are these papers
anonymous. One of the most infamous
of all, entitled "The Boer "War," bears
011 the title pages the names of per
sons distinguished in the literary and
artistic world of Germany. From a
purely technical standpoint, the paper
is an art production; but it is ditll
cull to tlntt words to convey a notion
of the 111th which Its cultured artists
and writers venture lo lay before Its
cultut-vd Gorman readers, lh-itlsh sol
diers are represented as robbing the
dead, Mr. Chamberlain's slate coach Is
depicted as a cart laden with skeletons,
and King Kdward ii shown dead drunk
in his bed-room, receiving tlie news or"
Cronje's surrender. But the crowning
piece. Is a cartoon entitled 'Hero Wor
ship.' The then Princess of Wales,
with Queen Victoria, the Prince of
Wales and the young princess by her
side, is decorating a j-outhful soldier.
The legend underneath reads textually:
" 'An Knglish princess decorating the
youngest soldier in tlie llrltlsh army
with the Victoria' cross, because, al
though only thirteen, he has already
outraged eight Boer women.'
"This obscenity, sold In the respect
able shops, was eagerly bought by the
public and lies on fashionable drawing
PRINCE HENRY'S RECEPTION.
Some Pine Ships at the Northern
Yards Will Be Used.
Iiy Lu-IiHtve Wire from The AoUated I'riis
Washington, Jun. I:!, While the sub
ject of the reception to he accorded lo
Prince Henry has not yet been fully
discussed by the cabinet. It Is believed
that the necessary arrangements will
bo placed In the hands of a Joint com
mittee composed of a representative of
the state department and an olllcc-r
each of the army and navy.
There Is no present disposition to
bring the North Atlantic- squadron all
the way buck from the Caribbean sea
to form the advance reception line,
The navy still has some flue ships left
at the northern ynnU which may be
used for this purpose,
DANES PROTEST AGAINST SALE.
King- Christian Non-Committal Con
cerning Disposal of West Indies,
lly Kucbuivc Who fiom The .--.ocUtcd Vttt.
I'openhaircn, .Liu, 1J, A deputation rcpio-em,.
IliK HI.UOil i-li.-1'alorli". to nn cddiei piolc.-dliut
aifiilnU the ale of Ilia DanUh Went ludl.s hIIIi
nit the iucllnn beiinr jrcrioii.iy icfnifd to a
phblsilic, va lecchvil in uud"-ue by (lii(
C'luNtlan today. Ills ui.ij.-sty uplled a lollowxi
"We thank you for the interest you havo dis
played in till-, matter, but wo ate unable, while
diplomatic- iiegiitlatiuti nre pendluv, to i-Sirc4
our ileus on the qiifiUun, Wo licjc J'ou will
bale, ns wo have oiiisehei, full eonfldune that
ntir mlhlMry will know how to Sjfcsiunl the ve.
fare ol the Itland and their prople,"
The Porters at Berlin,
fly Licliulve Wiie fiom The A-ssoolated I'rew.
Iteilin, Jon. pt. nral llorau- Potter, United
Stales ,uuhiv..idoi al Palis, with Ills. Potter ami
MI-jS rotter, wtimipinic-d by II, ,S, Itejiinldn tt,
third iciii't.ny of the I'litbauy, will nirlii- here
nM ."aluuL.i for jiicimutlon to iho emnejor
and iinpioi at the aiimiil ilrawiuir rouin, O1m1.1l
I'mli-r ami aiiy will llicu proci-til to St.'l'eteM
buic tneiu tu be ircinted In iho izjy ..ml
n.ir.'iu and to attend the court, bill,
Uy Kxi-lu-iUc Wire fiom Tlie AwochtcJ I'ic-h.
New Vork, Jan. M. Atrived; laiptiihe, Hie.
nun, railed: KaUu'iu Jill la Tlien-.-a, NJd-,
(lenoi, etc. Drenii'iiAi lived: Danmlailt, Vowr
York. Antwerp Arrived : Haurfotd, Xew- Vclk
ila Loudou. , Clbrallor Silledt l.ilm (from
(icnia to Xaple.), New Vork.
Dally Knocked but.
By Inclusive tVIti- from Tlie AnoeUleil TriM.
Philadelphia, Jan. W.-Wlllle r'llrsterald, f
this city, knocked. out K.ddle,lally, ot lljltlmore,
In the ncccnd round lonitf'nt, at tlie Wiuililnntun
Sppitlna; club. ITtiiterald hail eveiythliiij liU own
way, tuiHiMu; Pally when and whero lie (itcaied,
HER MAJESTY THANKS
An Edict Issued by the Empres3 of
China to President Roosevelt.
Uy Lxclmtvo Wire from Tlie Aoclat'ed PteM.
Washlngtou, .Inn. 13. Mr. Wu, the
Chinese minister, today handed Secre
lary liny the following edict, trans
mitted to him by Wei Wu Pit, at Pek
ln, In a cablegram dated Jan. 11, 1002:
"lly order of her Imperial majesty,
the empress dowager, we Issue the
following edict: During the disturb
ances caused by the fioxers last year,
the American commanding otilcers Is
sued strict orders to their troops to
use strenuous efforts to protect the
buildings within the Forbidden City.
This was an net of friendship worthy
of Imitation, for which we feel ex
tremely gratified and grateful. There
fore instruct Wu Ting-fang to convey
our expression of thanks through the
secretary of state to his excel'lency, the
president of the United Stales. Re
THE DOINGS OF A
DAY IN CONGRESS
House Spends the Day in General
Discussion of Annual Budgets.
Olco Bills Considered.
Uy t:.xcluiie Win- fiom The AiscUted 1'iw.i.
Washington, Jan. IS. In the senate
today, Mr. Nelson, of .Minnesota; called
up the bill providing for the establish
ment of n department of commerce. He
explained the necessity which he said
existed for the passage of such a meas
ure and Was plied with (iiicstlons by
several senators, ivbo said sufficient
time had not been allowed for looking
Into the merits of the measure. Mr.
Teller criticised that feature relating
to the transfer of the geological sur
vey, while Mr. Hale said that the bill
provided for a department which ulti
mately would be one of the largest in
the government. The bill linally went
over, subject to call by Mr. Nelson. The
senate was in executive session for an
hour and a half.
Washington, Jan. 13. The house
spent the day In general discussion of
the pending appropriation bill, the first
of the annual budgets. The debate
look a wide range. Mr. Grosvenor, of
Ohio, and Mr. Hepburn, of Iowa, de
nounced a report presented to the last
Grand Army of the Republic eneamp
a,nent criticising the course of them
selves and other menvuers of congress
on the veteran "preference" bill, which
was defeated at the last session. They
explained that their opposition to the
bill was due to the Incorporation in
the bill of a clause which had not been
endorsed by the Grand Army of the
Itepublle, placing Veterans of the Span
ish war In the preferential class.
Mr. Illxey, ot Virginia, caused some
thing of a stir on the Democratic side
by advancing a proposition to open
the doors of national solldlers' homes
to ex-Confederates, and to furnish fed
eral aid to state Confederate homes.
Mr. Richardson, of Alabama, was the
only Democrat who joined Mr. Kixey
In support of It.
Hearings on the anti-oleomargarine
bills were liegun today by the house
committee of agriculture. The bills
under consideration are similar to the
so-called Grout bill and place a tax of
10 cents per pound on substances col
ored to Imitate butter. Kx-Governor
W. D. Hoard, of Wisconsin, president
of the National Dairy union, said the
dairy interests were not opposing oleo
margarine and butterlnc, as such, but
only as these articles counterfeited
butter and thus 1 deceived the public.
It was, he said, sN fight against decep
tion which In- characterized a similar
to the deception of counterfeiting
He maintained that the color of nut
ter was In effect a trade murk of genu
ineness. The rpiestlon of wholesome
ness of the Imitation article was nop
material, he said, but he cited In
stances said to be fully authenticated
of the nnwholesomeliesjs of tlie article,
because of the use of refuse, oils anil
other deleterious Ingredients,
DEWEY'S REPORT APPROVED.
Chicago Board of Trade Sends .Me
morial to Congress.
Uy Lnhulie Hire fiom The Associated I'leM.
Chicago, Jan, 13. The Chicago board
of trade, at Its annual meeting today
put the stamp of approval on Admiral
Dewey's minority report in tlie Schloy
controversy, and, as 11 representative
body of Chicago business men. sent a
memorial to congress askitiK that the
circumstances and events thai may
throw light on tin; situation be exam
Thlti action was not takot) without
much discussion and objections from
several members, who expressed them
selves satisfied with the report of the
Express Runs Down a Trolley.
By i:clusivi- Wile from 'I lie AMoclaled t'rtti,
Whcellmr, W. Va., .Ian. PI. Tlio cut-bound
lawiiKtr train known as Urn "('.union Mill" on
the lljltimoro and Uhlo railroad today nttuck 11
tar of the- Wbecllnu; Tixtlun toniiiinr .11 the
xr.ide (iiMnlnir; 111 North Utnwood, jut Ixlow llihi
.lit il,irtll:lilnt llm I'll' 'mil Ctllhii. II... iiiiiIim.
man, tlioiue lint. The cur (ontahie.l rive pauieii-
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KCI. 111 .'. ..11. 'i.i i-'v'i:'.'i hi. 11 .'in.. .iikii. it'
Move to Reduce War Taxes,
lly j:.iilutvc Wire fiom The ,iuihttrl l'ic.
Wa-blnuton, .Inn, 1(1. A, call for a laocun uf
ltepublltati uieliiben. ot tlie out ol ifprocnt-P
(l.'.rf tit 1 tniitti n f elm I l.i. ..I ivir iii'i.."i. i.n,,..
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U belni; cirt Dialed- The mou-mcni U under,
tjood to he favoieil b,v ti-incrnt.ut cs Cannon,
inn, M'.auue, iiouicne unit nunc ) numt.cr n
othci and If (hi- call leceivei u tmfrMcnt number
of signature the caneus will bo livid on Wed
fly K.wluslre Wiri from The Aiviclaleil 1'nw.
!lairhbu;r, Jin. 13. t.'luntcM were Unci by
tlio late ilepailment today ID the followlm? co.
poutlom; Ilullctlu I'utlMiliitf tompany, llynd
man; capital, W,W0, The Wjoniliilna; fcprlny
Water company, IlcJdliurs capital, f20.nu), .lo
rph WoodMelljonipany, I'lttsbiirtr; capital, tlio,.
ww. me neyeiqnc coai anil i.OM) cainpacy,
Ortt-iubuif j capital, WJW. Tlio Jop!i ilci.d.
ler (instruction company, WllkeJ-llinc: capital,
MINE WORKERS' CONVENTION.
District No, 1 Convenes at Wllkes
Barrc -200 Delegates Present.
By Eiclmlve Wire flout The A0llited 1'icm.
Wllkes-Uurre, Jan.- lit. The Culled
Mine Workers' convention of District
No. 1 convened lit ibis city today.
There are nearly ioll delegates 'In at
tendance and every district from For
est City to MoctimiqitM Is represented.
T. D. Nichols, the district president,
Is presiding. Today's Sessions were
taken up reading the credentials of Un
delegates and routine business. It Is
expected that the convention will be In
session until Wednesday evening.
There are a-great many matters lo be
discussed. Among the number will be
the S-hour day question, the sIkc of
ears and the relations that should ex
ist between lh Culled Mine Workers
and the stationary engineers and tire
men. The election of a national board
member has already created consider
able rivalry. There are; live candi
dates In the field. Any, recommenda
tions the convention will make will be
sent to the national convention which
meets at Indianapolis next Monday.
I. J. llurt'clt, president of the Kcrau
ton Street Car Employes' union, ad
dressed tlie convention. He thanked
the United Mine Workers for their
moral support In their long strike and'
said he felt confident that the strikers
would yet win.
The Discoverer Explains. His Scheme
for Wireless Telegraphy, Before
'the Electrical Engineers.
Hy Kxcltndte Wiie fiom The Avociulcd l'rcM.
New York. Jan. 13. William Marconi,
the inventor of wireless telegraphy, was
the guest of honor this evening at the
annual dinner of the American Insti
tute of Electlieal Engineers, held In the
Astor gallery of the AVutdorf-Astorla.
Senor Marconi, on being Introduced,
first described what his system had ac
complished up to the present time, es
pecially in reference 10 its use 'on ships.
He then referred to the prevailing opin
ion that when 11 message Is sent Into
space any one of the necessary appar
atus can intercept, that message and
read 11. He said:
"Messages can only be read when the
receiver and' transmitter are attuned.
This attuned system as perfected Is not
at present in use on ships. It has been
deemed necessary that each ship should
be equipped with apparatus which will
permit the reading of u message sent
from any other ship, because of the
possibility of aid being required in a
case of danger. Therefore, all ships are
attuned so that one ship can call up
any other ship."
After finishing the description of
what had been accomplished, Slgnor
Marconi spoke of his hopes for the
future. He declared that shortly It
would be possible to send many mes
sages over the sea at the same time.
LAST OFFICIAL DINNER
OF POSTMASTER GENERAL.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith Entertain a
Uy L-iilu-lve Wins from The AieUtcil l-revi.
Washington, Jan, 18. Postmaster
General and Mrs. Charles Emory
Smith, who soon return to their home
In Philadelphia, gave their lasl otllcial
dinner tonight at the Arlington, when
they entertained the President and
Mrs. Roosevelt and a large compdny.
The guests Included Secretary and
Mrs. Hoot, Attorney General nnd .Mrs.
Knox, .Secretary and Mrs. Hitchcock,
Secretary and MISS Wilson, the Hon.
Henry C. Payne, the incoming Post
master General and Mrs. Payne, Sena
tor and Mrs. O. II. Piatt, Senator and
Mrs. Spooner, Senator and Mrs. Elkins,
Senator and Mrs. Lodge, Senator and
Mrs. Ittinnu, Senator and Miss kean,
Senator lleverldge, Mr. and Mrs,
Wayne MaeVeugh, Assistant Postmas
ter General and Mrs. Johnson, Repre
sental've and Mis. Dalzell, General
and .'jfrs. Corbln, Mr. and Mrs. Clement
C.rlscotn, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Hates,
.Miss Carow and Colonel ISdwnrd Mor
rell. PUDDLERS' WAGES ADVANCED.
An Increase at West Pittsburg Affecting-
lly Ki lu.ive Wlii-fi'im llie Wociat'cd I'iorf.
YouiiKstuwn, 0 Jan. 13. At the bi
monthly bar iron wage seulo confer
ence here this afternoon the wages for
puddlers was advanced from $3,50 per
ton to Sj.TCi per ton, and the rate for
llulshers from 0.7 cents per ton to ilS.n
cents per ton, The examination of the
sales of bar Iron made during Novem
ber nnd December snowed that bar
Iron, upon which the wages are based,
sold for more than J30 per ton, which
entitled tlio men to the Increase.
The Increase affects 3,000 men west
of Pittsburg. -
DEATHS OF A DAY,
lly KMliiilie Wne Irom Ihc- A--ociJtei I'nm,
I'llt.bnr', Jan. LL t'liiUtopliir Zug-, a pitmen
Iron mauulactuiei' of Mctctii I'wiuolwul.i, died
al his homo In this city today of xcuvijI de
bility, incident t old atje. Mi. 7,s wus W
jrai of uue. lie was a nieii.Vi- nf die tlrm of
'Mi Ii Co.. Iron manufacture,-, aud wa duec
tor of riuuicniiin riuamhil and philanthropic- luni.
London, .Ian. 1U. William ITfe, i the- fa
WQUi old llnie .welil bnlld.'r, died todj' at 1'uh
U-MiiKtvii, K., Jan. pi. Jim. M.ny f'abell
lliecklulidtre Waillthl. ajed 74, mother of l)r.
Penjaullu II, Wiul'.chl, picxidcut cf Piiucoion
T'iieololcal ..oitiuaiy, urid' of Pi'. Ilthclhtrl. 1.
Wtiitleld, incident of l.ilayctlc- college, died
here toulttht, .She mi 0110 ot tlie most billlimit
women cf the ktatcund a eUter of (iineral Jo
seph (.', Hictklnridite, Inspector trcncral I'ulted
Stairs army,) Attorney lieneral Robert J. Uicck.
(midge, cf Kentucky, and i-x-Congvettman W, O.
No GlianuG Will Be Made Until
Government Has Been
OF RECIPROCITY (
With Assurance of Reciprocity Sugar
Planters Can Obtain Credit find
Make Definite Business Arrange
mentsUnited States' Relations
with Philippines May Lower
Duties Here, but Can Claim No
Customs Favors There.
lly Ktrlu."!!' Wile fiom The .Utoeidtmt Press.
Washington, Jan. 18. The proposition
that the rcduet'on of LT. per cent, on
rutted StnttH Imports from Culm shall
go Into effect at once by military orders
Is objected to by leaders in congress, as
at best It would be only a temporary
expedient. It Is pointed out that the
Cuban planters can obtain nil the In
medlate advantages they need froii a
law taking effect after the establish
ment of a Cuban government, for with
a certainty of reciprocal concessions at
that time, they can establish credit and
enter into definite business engage-
Republican leaders appreciate the Im
portance or speedy legislation, for until
congress acts Cuban silgitr will remain
without a market. It lost the European
market through the development ot the
German beel sugar Interests during the
period of political upheaval resulting
from the insurrection and the Spanish
American war. The American market
Is now closed to the planters b- the
tariff. At- present there Is no Incentive
whatever lor the Cubans to restore
their plantations -and revive, the In
dustry. , ' !i
Secretary Hoot has Impressed upon
Republican leaders in congress the vital
necessity of doing something at once to
relieve the situation In order to prevent
a new political upheaval and serlou
disturbance. He has told them that a.
continuance of existing conditions
means industrial depression and per
Work of Opponents.
Opponents to Cuban I'eclproclty havo
undertaken to place false construc
tion upon Secretary Uotit's declaration
that this government Is not favorable
to reciprocity with the Philippines. It
Is not true that this government Is op
posed to giving tariff concessions tlVk
imports from tlie' Philippines. That Is
not what Secretary Root Intended to
say. On the contrary, the administra
tion Is favorable to some concessions. .
What is objected to is tlie proposition
that we shall give especial concessions
to Amei'icun Imports into the Philip
pines. Whatever tariff concessions
are given to American Imports
must be given to Imports from
Spain, and if the Called States were
to claim special advantages In the Phil
ippine market It would not be In a
position to maintain Its claim to the
vlghts of admission Into the Chl11e.se
markets on an equality with all other
nations, in other words, our open
door policy in the east, which Secre
tary Hay has developed, would come
to nothing. It Is, believed that by
granthiff special tariff rates on import
from the Philippines Into the Cnited
Sttites our trade with the Philippine?
will be greatly Increased, oven without
compensatory reductions of rates at
the other end. Ships bringing the
commodities of the Philippines to the
Vitlted Stutefe naturally will return to
the Philippines with American cargoes,
Mi-. Mason's Resolution.
Mr, Mason today introduced In tlm
senate the following resolution:
lleolvod, 'that lliji iKk Irinc of teclproclly as
dialed in the .lit offl." kimwii at the MiKlnlev
bill, ui.il the act of lWn" kliuw us the Dimdey bill,
l the into doctilnc and In the iiileiet of tlio
pio.pi.ilty of the lulled scales, ,nul that Im
ticitlo I'lt-iidinir In Hi" e4tn huulil leceivn coie
fcliieialloii and action at the pu-scnt kUloii ol
teolvcil fiiilbcr, Tli.il the I niteil Sluteti slioulo
sin- to the Maud of 1'nli.i luoad commercial
reciprocal Hade which would bo of advantage ti,
the toniineii-o of thl eoimtiy and tlie ilWIui'st
of our duty towanl the people of that Mand,
FIRE IN SYRACUSE.
.. ... t
Albert Sottle Burned to Death Fire
men Are Injured,
lly Uvcluilvo Win from The A.oilated Prcs.
Syracllie, N", V., Jan. It. I'lru broke out today
In 'tlio upper put of Iho buil.linjr ouupled b,
W. II. Ill-slop a t'o.'-i dry ijoodii store and tin
Masonic order, Half in hour later the roof fell
in, hiirlitnr Albeit r-oule tu the loof of an ad
jolnliiK ImlMlmf ami buryimr him beuc-atli debris,
UN coip-e wa MOVeoueiitl.v recovered. Police
Itouiiihiiuii .latob Winter wi tut about (ho head
bv falllm,' timber. An explosion of hot air vn
tiio Mfc-uii'd rhior blow out tin' front windows and
a pait of the rear wall. Two Bremen weio at
tin- latter plan working on u ladder which oei'
tinned .ind both men wiiu hurt. The entire lie
1 1 n 1. 1
Shot by a Policeman,
lly Luhisho Who from 'life Associated lres.
Knott 111., Trim,, -J. 18. Lou and Alex NM
urn were hol today by Policeman Ciin-e, whe
deanu they llrst rued on lilm, Alex died v
era) bouit later nnd Lou Is probably falall;
wounded, (.'lino dcilare an attempt to a.-in
Miuto him was made several montlis ajo,
-- WEATHER FORECAST.
-f Wellington, Jan. 13, Forecast for Tr.ej-
djy and Wednesday: Kajtcin IVniuyl- -t-
-- anla, fair, continued cold neailjy; -f-
4- Wednesday partly cloudy, probably warm-
4- er In noitheru Portion; heili wliij. mot- -H
4- ly iveterly.
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