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SCKANTOjY, PA., FMDAV iMOKNING, .JANUARY 17, 3002. ,
ft Bill Greatfng tlie Above Gatiscs
Llvclu Debate in the
TO PROPOSED MEASURE
It Is Pointed Out That 1 the Bill as
Reported Becomes a Law the Sec
retary of Commerce Would Have
Moro Power Than, the Secretary
of the Treasuiy.
By Kvlnshp Hlrr fiom The Asvoelalcd Pro".
Washington, Jan. 16. The senate lo
dn.v for a hi lef lime had under consid
eration the bill ci natiner .1 depaitment
of connueice and tho discussion tended
to show that the meusuie ill have
to be amended In many partlfulais Ijp
forp It c.in loieivo the appioval of the
senate. Seilous objections weio inlsed
to the transfer to the ptopospd depait
nipiit of rev oral Importmit buieaus
now a pail of other dep.u tments of
the government. It was pointed out
th.it if tho bill as repotted bep.mip a
law it would cie.ite tho gieatost de
partment of the government and that
the secretary of cnuinierep would hap
more power epn than the societal y of
After some minor amendments to the
bill hud been offoied bv Mr. Nelson
(Minnesota) and adopted, Mr. Lodge
offpied an nniendmcnt to seition 11 of
tho bill piovldiug that the seciptaiy
ol state should designate an oilii lal in
his dep.it tment to furnish insti notions
to tonsillar ofliu". supplied bv the spc
iptarv of comniPtce and to piep.ue tlti
dispattlips of the lonsulai otlicps for
transmission to the scci clary of eoni-
The amendment moused lonsideiablp
I'oinment, all ot it being l.ivorablo to
Mr. Lodge's pioposllion.
Mi. Hale shruply ciiticiscd the bill.
3Ip wild the ineasuie so suddenly
Hashed upon the senate cieated thp
largest deDaitinent in the government.
It did not beginjn n modest way, but
lnni.icked every depaitment of the
gov eriiment for ImporlanT bureaus to
lump into this new department. Thp
now secretin y of commeice would be
come the most Impoitant member of
the cabinet. He would he e en a moie
Important official than the seeietaiy ot
the tieasuiy with all his great admin
istrate c duties.
MaiTy buieaus had been included In
the pioposed depaitment that have no
moie i elation to commeice than light
hah to daikness. He lefened paiticu
laily to tho ttnnsfer to the new de
partment of the coast and geodetic
snuey and uiged that If th.it buieau
were changed at all it should be placed
under the navy depui tment. He le
fened to ai iutis "navies" in the sev
Mr. Tillman on His Teet.
This bi ought Mr. Tillman to his feet.
"I would like to add another navy to
those enumeiated by the senatoi," he
said. "That is, the aimy tianspoit
seivlie. That is assuming gieat pio
portious and about it 1 have heaid
At the instance of Mr. Teller the sec
tion piovltllnj, fur the transfer of tin
geological Hini'j to the depaitment of
I'ommmc was stiicken out.
Mr. Hale g.ve notice ot an amend
ment piovldlng for the tianster of the
oast and geodetic suivey to the nay
Alter Mi. I'lalt, of Oinnei tit ut, had
ciitiolsed the bill and uiged that no
action be taken at this time, the mens
iip went over,
I'pon tetuest or Mi. Hoar, the leso
lutlon adopted yestenlay In lefcionte
to supplies sent to the Hoets In Uer
iniidn was leutlled, the Benator salng
the United States had not adopted tho
particular ptovlslon -ot The Haguo
tieaty covering this iiuestlon. The
ipsolutlon went to the toielgu iclii
tlons committee tor investigation,
The house runout lesolutlon piovid
liig for memorial sen Ices, Feb, :!7, in
honor of the late Piesldent McKlnlev,
Mr, Malloiy. of Flotilla, anil Mi.
Cla.v, of Cieoigia, declined they had
been piisieprcsented In a New Yoik
paper, which said they favoicd the
Panama canal. Uoth sulci they weie
for the Nlcuuigua tiinnl.
The senate passed the house lesolu
tlon nppiopi luting $00,000 to pay tho
opcnse of tho government eMilblt at
the C'huileston exposition,
Senator Mltchell.of Oiegon.liitioduced
a bill piepaied by the Puclllo coast
senators, and representatives, for
I'hlnnse exclusion. Ho said that tin
gentlemen who piepaied It agreed to
its provisions geneially hut reserved
tho light to offer amendments when
the bill was under ronsldeiatlon,
A largo number of uncontested bills
and private pension measiiies was
passed, after which the senuto ad
journed until Monday.
Collector for Philadelphia.
H.t rcliilc Wiie (rout Hie A.olatnl Viaa,
WjithliiKlon, 'Inn IU.1lo pre.ldutt todi) nut
in mo unaie the noiiiln itlon of (.. Wmhj
pniinai line picsmt Incumbent) o Ik1 lOllutoi
cuionw m inc nutria u( l'h jic i.ila. .mil
jM II .lunls, c( rumih.inli,.to lie iunur
puttum lor tlie )llrlit ot la.Ka,
late Geneial Butterfield's Successor,
I Jvicluihc Wire from 'Jhr AjwjilJtcd l'less
lM!)Jii, N. , -Ian. .10. (imuum (Moll lu
lliolntcil Colntifl 'lluiinn U, lludlp.v, of Oraiuc
L -J. II infill., i.f ,1m k.n ...I .,.,.. I
kKjK- ....,..". v, .. ., iwiu 9taiv mill.
ui iiiu niii,.uiii- any ruiiinoOjfa lut
L fJo till tlie Mctmy causeil ly tlio tlpatli
i lite (jiutfjl uauicl lliittcrllelti.
Thieves, Officers and Employes Have
a Dcopornte Encounter In ti Mine.
Dj r.xclmhc Wire from 'llic A-aoclatcel rri.
Victor, Col., .Ian, 10 A desperate
battle four hundred feet under wound,
between ote HiIpvps and ollleeis and
dusted employes, otcuned In the Inde
pendence mine, on H.ittle mountnln, to
day. Hetween llfly and spventy-llve
shots weie oxchanged between the op
posing pintles. ivpp Oloekner, n lneni
bpr of the companj's fence, was shot
twice, but not seriously in lured.
The light was most detei mined, but
the thieves finally gained tho upper
hand and fotrcd the company men to
lPtieat towaid the big shaft, giving the
thieves an oppoitunlty to escape. The
management of Stratton's Independ
ence company, of tiondon, Mnglund,
which owns the Independence mine, has
been nwaio for a long time that ilch
deposits of sjhnnlte In the mine wpic
being systematically lobbed, the steal
ings amounting to thousands of dollars
a month. Detecthes weie employed,
and it is said the thieves weio delected
in the act of looting a ilch seam of cue.
They escaped thiough the undei ground
woi kings connected with an adjoining
)i opei ty.
THE TUNNEL WRECK
Manager Pranklin Admitted Ttain
men Had Complained That Sig
nal Eights Could Not Be Seen.
Br Ktclusuc Wire from fhr ssotiatcd Trei
New Yoi k, Jan. 16 The oroner's
inquest, to detei mine the lesponsibillty
for the death of seventeen poisons, in
the New Yoik Ceutial lailioad tunnel
last week, was begun today. Coioner
Hi holor piesided. District Attorney
Jerome and attoinpjs lepiesentlng the
aiious Interests at stake weie in at
tendance. The district attorney ad
diessed the lneiubeis of the juiy, say
ing, in pait:
"It may be that theie weie one or
moie persons ciiminallv lesponslble for
the deaths or the ictims of this dis
aster. It Is your duty to say whether
these victims came to their deaths
through criminal negligence of some
person. This is sour piovince and if
jou go bejond it, you j JeUl, peihaps, to
public clamor and you do not thereby
aid the caue of justice."
William T. Dcviue, a passenger on
the Xew Uoehelle tialn, testilled that
llie train had been standing still for
about a minute befoie the collMon.
Policeman Patiick II. Fox said ho
asked Wisco, engineer of the White
Plains tiain, what had caused the acci
dent, and he ic plied: "Theie was a
tialn passing and the sniokt. and stc.im
shut off the signals."
During the attei noon session Joseph
H. Franklin, manager of the Gland
Cential depot, was on the stand. The
district uttorney questioned him. He
admitted I that he had lecehed many
complaints from trainmen legaidlng
the signal lights in the tunnel. These
men hud called his attention to the
fact that on foggy days the lights could
be seen only a ery shoit distance.
"So, especially dining the winter
months in -ev Yoi Is," JDistilct Attoi
ppy Jeiome asked, "theie aie many
days on which the signals in the tunnel
cannot be seen only a eiy shoit dis
tance?" Witness admitted that tills was tbo
case. On the day of the wieck, how
cei, he said, he cousldeii'd tliat con
ditions weie eiy tin oi able He said
that 323 schedule tiulns i.iu thiough the
tunnel eveiy day.
Mr. rrankllu said he was under the
oideis of Piesldent Newman, or the
New Yoi it Cential, and Piesldent Hall,
of the New Yoik, New Haven and
Hinttoid inilio.id. Ho said he had
spoken to them about the tunnel lights
when they had taken him to task about
tiains being late Nothing in paitlcu
lar, hu said, had been done about the
complaints of the cnglneeis concerning
Ansueilng Mr Jeiome Manager
Franklin admitted that the muiky
moinlngou which the disaster oceiiried
was the flist time lhiglneer Wlscn hud
taken a passengci tialn thiough the
Counsel for Vs(o asked to put some
questions to Mi. Franklin, hut thy dls
tilct attorney ubjeeted, and the (orouer
sustained tin objection. Ail inurnment
was then had until tomouow.
PRESENT FOR MISS ROOSEVELT.
Piince Heiuy Will Bring a Souvenir
of the Launching of Yacht.
lb. Kxdmhe Wire from lliis ,koclatcd I'res.,
New Yoik, Jan. 10. Piiuco Henry of
Pinssia will bilng fiom Oermauy a
handsome picsent for Miss Alice
Itoosevelt fiom the empeior In lecognl
tiou and ns a soueulr of her part In
the launching of the now loyal yacht,
Announcement of this fact was made
today in a dispatch to the StuutH-Zul.
lung fiom HeiHn, Tim cablegram also
said that Pi Inc o Henry hnd been dl
iccteil to auungo for acquatlu spoils
butween Aineilcan and Oeuiiau tors
In tho foielgn pints wheio they meet,
Tlio Ucrmuu goveiiiment lias accept
ed Mnor Low's offer of thn usy pf
West Tli!it -louith sticet pier for e
Imperial yacht Hohenzollein dining
the lsli to the city of Pi luce Hem. v.
The acceptance Is accompanied by an
OMnesslon of thanks in the numo of
Yoik Democratic Ticket,
B Hxthuivc Wire fnmi 'I he AssjriiteO I'rm.
York, JM., Jjii. 10 Hu' Ilcmocutlo (uiiferira
tonight wkUnl tlie dillowliis iHUt to bo fctpij
fui at tlie JVlmuij rlectloiii Jljjvr, I ntlacr A.
Wiulli trMMiiu. I', I'. Wilt; i-omiollu, pr.
C. 1'. Illic, illy uori, Utorge hnjlni, fj.
A. llo;cr and Harry K. Jlejcr."
HOLD UP AT SPIRO.
Southbound Kansas City Tiain Is
Bobbed by Masked Men.
By TicluMie lr from 1 he AtwUted I'icsl
Fort Smith, Aik., Jan. 10. The south
bound Kansas City Southern passen
ger tialn was "held up" last night at
11 o'clock half a mile noi lit of Hplio,
I. T by seven masked men. Tlio o.
piess and mall car weie entcied. The
local snfo in the oxpioss ear was
opened, but nothing scented from I1.
Tim robbers tried to open the thiough
safe hut failed. Then they lllled the
mall car and, It Is said, seemed a
quantity of leglsteicd mall.
Tho prone of thp robbeiy is llftecn
miles fiom Foit Hmlth. A lepoit to
day fi om theie says that United
StatPS marshals nro scouting the
lountiy in HPtueh of tho robbeis. Tlueo
suspects, miners, have been nnestcd
and taken to Potonu, I. T. Itulliond
and oppress ollicials decline to state
how much uooty was secured. It Is
slated, howper, thrtt the robbeis got
uwuy with $2,000.
The robbers llaggccl the train between
Spho and Itcdlnnd, While two of the
seven men coveied tho engineer and
fli email with ieolveis, others foiced a
poi tor, who had appeared on tho steps
of the forwaid coach, to uncouple the
baggage car fiom the lest of the tialn.
John Block, a traveling salesman from
Fort Smith, alighted from the tialn and
was about to file upon one of tho 10b
beis when he was piecnted by Con
ductor S.ulllvan, who feared that tho
men would file Into the passenger
coaches. The baggage cat uncoupled,
tho engineer was compelled to pull up
the load a distance of one mile. Theio
the robbeis. after dlsniming the mes
senger, went through the baggage and
mail car. Their woik llnMied, one ot
tho lobbeis handed thp messenger the
levolver taken fiom him, and all made
for the Umbel.
Postofllce officials heie denied that
any registeicd mall was taken, and the
expiess officials say that one package
containing $3 coeis their loss.
FIRE IN CHICAGO.
Flames Bieak Out in the Ticket Of
fice of the Union Station.
Ilr rjuluiiic Wire from 'Hi" As-ornlcil l'ie-'
Chicago. Jan. 10. File bioke out in
the ticket office of tho Union station,
Adams and Canal stieets, today, and
for a time tlneatened the destiuction
of the building. The smoke and
Jlumes spicad so l.ipidly that sity
employes ot the several roads that
make the station their Chicago tei
mlnal, had an exulting time to escapp
sulfcatlon. The men weie busy at
woik on annual statements in offices
just above and lo the iear of the tlckpt
office, and a number escaped by jump
ing fiom a low window to the structuiu
of a viaduct on the Adams stieet side
of the building. Two men weie helped
down laddeis by fliemen, but no one
Over a million dollats' woilh of un
stamped tickets of tlie Pennsylvania
Uurlington. Alton. St. Paul, the Pan
Handle and Foit Wayne toads and tin
Pullman company, weie destroyed, but
it is thought no valid tickets aie miss
ing. The station, whlih is the piopei
ty of Die Pennsylvania lines, was dam
aged to the extent ol $13,000. The an
nual prssengei statements ol all the
loads weie destroyed and will be de
layed two weeks.
RAILROADERS WANT INCREASE
Lake Shore Employes Make De
mands of Officials.
Bv i:cliwoe Wire fiuri Tlis AssociatrJ tr
Cleveland. 0 Jan. IC Officials of
the Lake Shoie load weie again in
conteience today with a committte
lepieseiittng the locomotive englneeis
pmploed by that company, i clatlve to
tlie recent i equest made by tlie men
for an advance In wages. No agiee
meiit was icpoited today and another
meeting will be held tomouow altei .
It Is umlei stood that the fielghl en
gineeis ask toi an iuciease ol S'i per
lent., passenger englneeis, S and yawl
englneeis, 7',i per tent. The nienibeis
ot the committee cpiess the opinion
that the englneeis will he gi anted an
advance all mound,
GIFT TO ALBION COLLEGE.
President Dickie Announces Receipt
of 310,000 Donor Unknown.
Ily 1.mIu1c Wile fiom '1 lie .W.djiel I'm.'.
Albion, Mleh., Jan. 10 Piesldent
Dickie, today announced the gltt of
$10,000 to Albion college, but tho nanus
ol the donor Is pot ghen, On Tuesday
Mr, Dickie lecelved u letter J torn a
gentleman saying that he would pass
thiough Albion on AVednesday, on his
wuy to Chicago, and asking Dlcltlo to
meet him at the trnln.
His Insti actions weio followed, and
at the tialn Dr. Dlckio was handed
an envelope, with the i equest not
upeu it until lie i enched hln ollltu. On
opening It, he was Hiupilsed to Jlnd
tho above gift, Moro money is expected
soon tiom tlio same quniter.
Aries ted in a Hospital,
Hv llicltishr Wire from 'I lie Aiioilalnl 1'rf.sL
lfuiltbliui, .tan ID. -Sjinurl llomk wjs ni -listed
h) ("omit Ditrcthe WiiIIcih kl.iy .it tho
HaiiidmiK hospltll, vdiile Iu lllg .1 bullet vtmuul
In lil right liaiul ilroicil llouek U tiuieitnl
nf li.uliii.' ultiniH((l l loti the junk shop ot
Hivlil Cuujici in thi iltv Ijit nlifht. t'uopev
ill In (eil a til hikc nun IixIiik In iiitu Ids pUte
uiul llml umiiiI holn at htm fiuiu .1 ictuhci,
uhu of Ahldi (uiik eifecf In liU luiid
Total Treasuxy Receipts,
Uy laclmlte Wire fiom 'the Assjclaled 1'ifsi.
ii in Wiui ir, J.1H. jo, ihp rcpoit pf state
TieJsmer II illicit fur the IKcal .ve.u iinl'iip; ol'.
to, jbOl, kliovn tlut the total luasuiy iiiclpl
fin tint period vat W,'JJ,ii.ia. A otlun vt
this jiiiount will be irluipril tn tlio roiintles,
to Hut tlio Jtruiegute im'lpli ictjlueil b) the
l.ite will not cmiuI tl'i.OOO.OO). 1 Jut pirt of
the lepoit holni; the fpiinllturr for tin
)em lus not jet bun picpaicil b Colonel Uir,
, .. . m ...
Mine Inspector's Repot t.
D) K.vclmhe Wire fiom 'I lie .VocUtLiI l'rca.
SliaiiK.kln, Pa., Jan. 1(J Mine Intpxtor Kl
ujhI Iticiiiuu'd jrmuil repoit lious theie vm
u) rutdt uiul ys lion fatal uiUiUuta in the Scuntii
UItrlet the pat jit, e life bdii; ncrltUvd
for every 1'iwj ton of crul mUicil.
Gontraru to Exiinctatlons No De
finite Statement Is Made
Reoardina Boer War.
His Majesty Regrets That the War
in South Africa Is Not Yet Con
cluded, but Makes No Suggestions.
Iiish Land Purchase Bill Sug
gested Refetences to Sugar Con
ference and Isthmian. Canal
B i;cliihe Wire from The Vioi latcd l'rci.
London, Jan. Ifi King Udvvatd opened
paillainent this afternoon with a eeie
monliil in nil essential respects identi
cal with Hint of Feb'maiy last. The
procession to the house of loids was of
a diameter similar to that witnessed
on the occasion of the opening of the
first puill.iment of King Edward's
leign, while within the upper house
was seen the same state pageantry, the
same hlstoile diesses and the same le
vlvnl of ancient forms.
After loblng King Lklwaid and Queen
Alexnndia cnteied the house of peeis
and occupied their tlnones, beneath a
canopy, with the Prince and Pilneess
of "Wales on either side of them. The
other inembeis of the iov.il family weio
seated on chalis at the foot of the steps
leading tn the thrones.
The gentleman ushei of the black rod,
Geneial Sir Michael Biddulph. having
summoned the speaker and the mem
beis of the house of commons, bis maj
esty lend the speech tiom the tin one.
His majesty lefened in terms of
giatiflP.itlon to the wotld tour of the
Piiuco and Pilneess of Wales, ex
piessed legiet over the fact that the
war in South Aft lea was not concluded,
said he ti listed the decision of the
sugar confpience would lead to the
abandonment ot bounties and noted the
conclusion of tho Isthmian canal tieaty.
In lofeience to the tour of the Ptince
and Pilneess of "Vals the king said:
"They weie everywheie received with
demonsti ations of the liveliest affec
tion, and I am convinced their piesence
seived to rivet moie closely the bonds
of mutual legaul and loyalty by which
tbo vlgoi of the eipplie i.c maintained.-"
Cheat Di Main's) lelatlons with f oi -eign
tommies weie disposed of briefly,
as follows: "My lelatlons with other
poweis continue to be of a fiiendly
Contiaiy to expectations, the king's
lefciencc to the vv.u was as Indefinite
as the statements on the subject made
in the last half doen messages tiom
tlio tin one.
"I legiet," said his majesty, "that
the vvai In South Afiica is not yet con
cluded, though the eouise of the opei
atlons has been lavoiable to our arms,
tlie niea of war largely reduced and
industries are being lesumed in my
new colonies. In spite of the tedious
chaiacter of the campaign, my soldiers,
thiougliout, have displayed a cheerful
ness In the endurance of the hardships
Incident to guerrilla warfare, and a
humanity, even to their own detilment,
In theli tientment of the enemy, which
aie deseivlng of the highest piulse,
The necessity for lellevlng those of my
tioops who have most felt the stialu
of war has alfoided me the oppoitunlty
of agulu availing m.vself of the loyal
and patilotlo offeis ol my colonies, and
further contingents will shoitly teach
South Afiica fiom the Dominion of
Canada, the commonwealth of Aus
ti.tlU and New Zealand."
In lespeot to the sugar confeienee,
the king said: "I trust Its decision may
lead to the abandonment ot the sstem
by which tlie sugai-pioducing colonies
and home tnanufactuieis of sugar
have been unfalilv weighted In tho
pios-eciitlon of this Impoitant Indus
ti)." Then came the following clause:
"I have concluded with tho piesl
dent of the United States a, tieaty, tho
provisions of which will facilitate the
constiuctlon of an Inteioceanlc tannl
under guiuaiilees that its neutrality
will be maintained, and that It will bo
open to the connneico and shipping of
Net followed lefciences to the An-Rlo-lJutzillnn
tieaty, to tho refeitlng ot
the Hellish Cutuna-Uiazil boundary
questions to the iiibltiallou of tho king
of Italy, to tlie necessity for the contln
lianco of tiimlue icllef meusuies in In
dia, and to tho death of tho Ameer
of Afghanistan, "whoso son, Habll VU
lut), has espiessed an earnest deslio to
maintain tho fiiendly lehitlous of Af
ghanistan with my Indian emplie."
After announcing that tlie estimates
have "been framed us economically as
due leguid for their efficiency leudeiti
possible in tho special clicumstnnees
of the present exigency," tho speech
concluded with mentioning pioposed
legislation, of solely domestlo interest,
with the exception of a bill to faclll
title the sale and puiclmse of land in
Their majesties then letlied amid a
fnnfaie of trumpets and attended by
tho same legal ceieinony as accom
panied their entry Into tho house.
House of Commons,
Tlicie was only a. meagie attendance
of nioinbets when the house of coin
moiis met at I o'clock this afternoon
to commence tlio woik of the session.
Iiish alfnirs ciopped up almost Imme
diately, i:ail Peicy, conservative (eld
est sou of the Duke of Noitluimber
land and member for the South dlvls
Ion of Kensington) moving a resolu
tion to the effect that tho election from
Outway of Colonel Arthur Lynch "who
was commonly and notoiiously report
ed to huvu aided tho king's enemies''
was mi Insult to the house, and a com
mittee should he appointed to consider
tho com so to puiHtie.
The speaker, William Couit Gully,
declined to nctcpt the motion until no
tice of it was given In the usual way.
The chancellor of the exchequer, Mir
Mlrlmel HlcltM-Hcach, has given out n
definite assurance that theie will ho
no nltciation of tho coal tax in the
Mr. MucNelll, Irish Nationalist
(member of South Donegal) created
the fhst scene of the session by de
ploilng the fuel that Nationalist mem
bers had been hummed In dungeons
nt the behest or Mr. Wyndhatn, tho
chief secretary tor Ii eland. Up moved
the appointment of a committee to In
vestlmato the matter. When tho
speaker declined to accept the motion
Mr. MacNelll questioned his t tiling and
was called to order.
After tho speech fiom tho throne had
been foimally lead and the address In
reply had been moved and seconded,
the Liberal leader, Sir Homy Camp-boll-Banncrman,
spoko In general teims
ngainst tlie com so of tho government
in South Afiica, uiglng conciliation
in place of hi ute force. He said the
same, to a largo measure was ttue nf
Ireland where the government, at pres
ent was "floundering between conces
sion and coercion," and urged the
adoption of the most liberal pro
gramme toward Ireland.
The Irish members held their usunl
sessional meeting today and decided to
movp amendments to the uddress in re
ply to the speech from the throne, con
demning coercion, the South African
war, tho concentration camps in South
Afiica and the financial lelatlons be
tween Ireland and Gieat Hrltaln.
In the House of Lords.
In the house of loids today the Pitncc
of Wales occupied the seat formeily
used by his father. Many peet esses
weie in the gallery.
The loid chancellor, Eail Halsbury,
formally read the king's speech.
The Earl of Hatrovvbv (Conserva
tive), in moving the address in reply to
the speech fiom the tin one, leferred to
the non-Inteifeienco of foreign powers
in the South Afilcan war as being evi
dence of their fiiendly lelatlons.
The Earl of Litton, who seconded tho
motion, congratulated the government
"on their more than friendly relations
with the United States and the South
Ameilcan lepubllcn." He added that
though affalis in Ii eland weie consid
ered critical, they might safely be left
In the hands of the government.
E.nl Spencer (Liberal), ciltlcizing the
nddies, said that while Iip leeognized
the impossibility of gi anting the Boer
demands for independence, he depre
cated Insistence on unconditional sui
render. His loidshlp uiged the govern
ment to piomise tho Boers autonomy
similar to that possessed bv the gov
ernments of Australia and Canada.
The premier, Loid Salisbury, whoc
entiance Into the house was greeted
with heaity applause, said he wos glad
to hear Eail Spencer ent nn utteranip
for which he, the piemler, had been
fiequently and unspailngl condemned,
It was quite tiuo that theie uus no
possibility of gi anting the Boeis inde
pendence. Neither was it the govern
ment's business, after being gratuitous
ly attacked, to infoim the Boeis on
what teims they would be foi given, es
pecially since the Boeis hnd not et ox
piessed a wish to be forgiven.
Loid Rosebeiy said he favoied a
passive policy of peace which would
leceive overtmes when made, and that
In this connection he wished to know
tlie truth of the rumois concerning the
visit to London of Dr. Kuyper, the
ptemier of Holland. Had Dr. Kuyper
biought such overtures, he asked Loid
"Not so far as I know," answeied
"Have any overtures been lecelved
fiom the Boer leaders In Euiope?"
asked Lord Rosebeiy.
To this question Loid Salisbury an
WILL ENTERTAIN THE PRINCE.
Ambassador Von Holleben Has Given
Notice to the State Department.
Uv llxcluilve Wiie from 'the Vv.oci.iteJ Pre
Washington, Jan, hi. Ambassador
Von Holleben. who was at the state
depaitment today, has given notice
that he will enteitain Pi hue Heiuy
and suite nt the German embassy heie.
Dr. Hill, the liist assistant secretin y ot
state, who by icason of .in extended
tesldence In Ueimuny Is peifectly con
veisant with the Geininn language,
may be cluuged to lepiesent the de
paitment of stute in the ceiemonlcs
connected with the leceptlon of the
Governor Finncls, of Missouil, also
called on Secietaiy Hay In connection
with Pi hue Henty's visit. He uiged
that the piogriimme tor the pi luce's
entertainment be made to Include a
visit to St. Louis, in older that the
piince might pee the scale on which tho
uppioaclihig Louisiana puichaso expo
sition Is piojected.
Chemist Gets Good Fee.
ujr Kiilusitu Hlii- from flip AssoiUlul PrtM.
Niw om .l.iii 10. v Jury in ths .Snpuinn
court today unileuil a venllit for $o,(Ui.iiv in
faior of Pi of. llnilolpli wlttliaun, who hid mwl
the city to ricoxcr $0,leil for mm, Ires lemleied
by him In miking a iiicinlv.il aniljsls on portions
nf tin- Kin 1 1 ns of lliniy linnet, ulioso th'itn
ftgiirnl In tho iiuliclinint mid dial nf Itohiul
II, Moliui-iiX. 'Ih uxllit Included KIWI'S In
teictt on tlio nuioinit sun) foi.
Sphited Debate on Schley Resolution
II Ihilusivc Wiio from 'I he vssociatcd Picas.
I'riuikfoit, Ky., .Ian. JO TIip Ihmim todaj, af
ter a spirited debate, adtpted a letolutlon mni
inendatoi) of Adntlril S1i1m, The Jtepublii nil
oppuMd lint pait of the le-otulion whlili on
ilunmil I ho i tut of lniiili that sut m the
Sildtj l4e and refused to u whin the loll
M tilled. All nf the K'veiit.n Detuociaii vottd
for tho looliillon
Mr, Clevelaud Gains Stiength.
0 KicluJh Wire (run The Awjcialed 1'ieia.
Princeton, N. J Jan, III. -llxd're.ldtnt CleNe
land Ins tufflcitnlly luoteitd from liU illni-.i
to rnjov slioi t ilrhes in the cunnlrv. 'lodiy
he and Mi;, I luuland drow tlnouirh I he street
and a thoit ilUtamo out of town, Mr. ( leuluid
looked uell. If lie loiitlnues to gain in btiiurili
lie will i! on j southern htiutiiv; trip with
frlciuU next vMik,
By llvelmivo Wire from 1 lie Anocioted I'reM.
llarrkburif, Jan. 10 Chartir vmio l.ettej by
(lie itate diurlnient todas In the olloulnf; tor
poratioiu: I'itUburs lueandesient I.jiiip torn
panv.i, I'ittiburg; capital, O.noo, I)rpjili
I'liblislilnj company, Nllti'u-IJaire; rapltal,
MR. SMITH RETIRES.
Will Immediately Resume Editorial
Control of Philadelphia Press.
11 I'Atlttshc WJre from The Aiioelitcd Tren.
Washington, Jan. IC nx-Postinas-ler
aeiieinl Smith today culled at the
whll" house to take leave ot President
Itoos'-velt. Ho left this afternoon for
Phlla lclphla where'he will Immpdliilt'
ly lesume cdltoilal contiol of the Phll
It was announced today that one of
Postmaster General .Smith's last acts
befoie yielding the olllce to Mr. Payne
was n decision of considerable Intel est
to publlsheiH In connection with the
new legulatlons regarding sccond-clns
privileges. The decision sustained
Third Asslstnnt Postmaster Geneint
Madden In excluding under these reg
ulations "the olTiclul guide of the rail
ways" whose case had been legally
piesscd'as In the natute of a test ap
peal. Mr. Smith held that tho publica
tion does not possess the essential
characteristics requited for admission
to the second-class under the new
mien. Tho character of a publication,
it was held, Is determined by the fea
ture which attracts public patronage.
The Issue, he ruled, was as lo whether
the le-publlcatlon of time tables, main
ly without change, constituted news.
WERE STARTLED BY
Delegates at Pan-American Congiess
Had an Exciting Time Yes
terday. Cj Lxclualve Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Mexico City, Jan. 16. In this morn
ing's session of the Pan-American
confeiencp the Chileans piolonged theli
dilatory tactics. They said all dele
gates ate In favor of the Hague con
vention, but added that It must not
pass thiough the confeienee without
Mr. Buchanan, of the United States,
Senor Macedo of Mexico, and Senor
Bermejo, ot Aigentlnc, each made
speeches asking in tuin "if we are all
agreed, what Is there to discuss."
At the afternoon seslon the Chilean
delegates lesumed speechmnklng, Senor
Alzamora, of Peiu. had Just llsen to
ififly, when a ijlsljt shock of earth r
quake spiead consternation thiough the'
assembly, and for neuily one minute
afterwards the gilded hall of sessions
swajed like the salon ot a liner. Tho
delegates spians fiom their chairs and
giubbed their desks In alarm, but weie
leassuied by the calmness of the Mexi
cans. The pioceedings were inteiiupted lor
fully ten minutes. Membeis of the con
giess could see fiom the windows of
the palace kneeling ciowds on the plaza.
AVhen Senor Alzumoua lesumed his
speech, ho alluded In tempeiate, al
though unmistakable teims to the de
lays which Chile had put in the way of
the convening of the conference.
Blest Gana, of Chile, made an effect
ive answer, Tho session terminated
without coming to a vote on the plan
for the acceptance of The Hague ar
ticles. EDITOR KOHLSAAT RETIRES.
Relinquishes the Editoiship of the
By KmIiuIvc AMre fiom '1 lie Aoeiated I'rr
Chicago, Jan. 16. The Recoid-Hetnld
tomouow will publish the following an
nouncement, signed by Mr. II. II. Kolil
saat: "With this Issue of the Itecord-Her-ald
I wish to announce that 1 have
turned over its editoiship and entile
business management to Finnic II.
Noyes, who ns publisher has been as
sociated with me since the consolida
tion of the two pnpors.hist Apiil.
"Ily this step, I seek release tiom the
evading duties which for seveuil yeais
have engiossed my time, to the neglect
of other matteis and Inteiests which
demand a linger shaio of my peisonnl
atttention. I shall still letain close and
intimate lelatlons with the Record
Heiald as piesldent of the company
mid owner of over 60 per cent, of Jts
DINNER TO THE JUSTICES
OP SUPREME COURT
Ilv I.mIihIio Wire fiom The Aswrlitul 1'im,
Wellington, .lilt Hi. Din president aid Mm,
Ho.i.uelt tonight sine iinolhei of I lie into din
Dels inslonvtt.v al thK seisutt of eutli jeal,
lie ii 'y 100 guois belnu Invited to ntert the Ju -tins
of the supreme lourt. 'I lie tiuln m a'.
i a scent shtpo and was lihl In tho l.'il loom,
'the lloral duoritlom wiie etv iliiboiate. 'the
l,iKts Intludid a miiiilier of miiudu ind npii
tiiitJlhj.s nnd (lull la ln.
Steamship Ai rivals.
By Exclusive Wire from llie Anoi istrd I'reu
New Yoil, Jm 10 Arrived-lieriniulp, liber,
pool and (iiermtnnn. Sailed l.i (lJioi!ue,
lime, I Izapl l'aseil: i'lehtnd. New York for
Nmlluinploii and Antwiipi I. Aciiiitpne, New
ork for llavu
Wife Muulerer Hanged,
Hi i:ilu.he Wire from the AMCclatuI 1'iui
VllUilaail I'll) i hid, dan. 17. -Illnkaril, the
wile inuideKl, .ai hauled at 1.' II Ill's (l'lldnj
DEATHS OP A DAY,
Ily lAchuivp v(ie fiom 'the .U-Juiuted 1'icm.
.New miK, Jon. 1. .1. V S. Oddle, (.eeretaiy
of the New Yoik Y.ulit ilub, illnl at Ills teal
ili hoc in thN ill.1 todat. Vlt. uddie bad been
III for about Iwu wi-hs of 1 Idney tiouble. Mr.
Old'o was ilectcd Military ut tbo jaiht club in
1st!) and brlU Hut ollco ivntlnuoiub to the
time of hU deith. llu Joined the ilub in 1607,
rhllidilphli, Jan. Id. Illchard I'atterwJii, veo
iie!dcnt of Ilia National Liquor llealeia' as.wcl4.
lion, and foiiurr btato repreoeotatlve, ilKii Ijst
nUht at lil( bmnc in VVIs.'ablikon, a suburb, of
pneumonia, nged !i .vcars. Mr, l'attcison a
.ilvi protdiut oi the t-tatc Liquor Dealers' ano-ilaliou.
RUMOR OF SETTLEMENT
AGITATES THE BOURSE
The Exact Nature of Negotiations
Not Known, but a Representative
of tho Associated Press Leains
That .the Boeis Have Made Over
tmes Looking' to the Ending of
Di l.tclushe w,ie front flic withltd I'rcm
London, .Inn. If. A stiong belief pie
valletl In financial cliclcs here late to
day that negotiations for peace hud
been le-openrd between the leading
Boeis and the Billlsh government.
South Afilcan stocks lose In sym
pathy with the l epulis. The exact lm
tuip of what was going on was not
known but a leptescntutlvo of the As
sociated 1'iess loitined that leading
Boeir had Indliectly appioachetl the
goveinment, piotestlng ngainst the
aiipropilatlon of f m inn in the Tt.ms
vaal and Oiange Itlver colonies by
Biitlsh settlein, which system Is now
being inpidly pushed and that stiong
influence hud been biought to bear on
the Boer le.uleis to save at least a
vestige of piopeity for their follow els.
Whether what Is passing today be
tween the Boet.s and tlie Biitlsh gov
einment can be leinted peace negotia
tions or what will be their le.sult lan
only l einiiin speculation ftr the pies
ent. Tlio stock exchange evidently
takes a hopeful view of tlie outcome.
OBSERVANCE OP M'KINLEY DAY
Proclamation by Governor Yat03
Has Suggested Jan. 26.
u, I'xclt snnWir' fiom the Associated l'reva.
'Clovulautl, O., Jan. lf.-'ftlegiaws
and letters lecelved by Itieison ltit
clc, secrelniy of tlie McKInley Na
tional Mcinoilal association, Indicate a
general obsci vance of McKInley Day
thioughout the countiy. Alexander II.
Itevell, national tiustee at Chiiago,
iltes that by pioclumation Governor
Yates has suggested the holding of
speiiul services in the (hutches on
Kundnj, Jan. liG, and esetcises In the
schools on Jan. 21). The city council
of Chicago will pass a lesolutlon and
Mayor Outer Hiiuison will Issue a
pi oc tarnation calling for the day's ob
servance. In four thousand chin cues
in Illinois, special sen ices will bo
held. The mlnisteis of the Methodist
Episcopal i hut cli ot Cook county have
agioed to hold a McKInley Memoiial
service and take up a collection.
Other letteis and telegiams show
gieat piogiess. Coventor Hen eld, of
South Dakota, savs that his state has
raised the sum iippoitioned. Mi.
Hemy T. Scott, national trustee, ot
San Fianclsco, wiies that an enthus.
lastio meetliiK ot the stute committee
was held last night and California will
uilse Ms lull ijuota.
Theie will he a int'etlng of tlie ex
ecutive committee of the national as.
soc latlcm in Cleveland on Monday next.
VAN STAVEN CONVICTED.
Man Who Committed Murder Will
Suffer Extieme Penalty.
Bj l'ilulp Wiie from 'He Uvjiialcd I'rcci.
Camden, N. J Jan. Ill Samuel Van
Staveu. an oilcloth pi Inter, who has
been on tilul heie foi the minder of his
wile, Katherine, on November KO, lust
j ear, was today convicted of inurdei In
tho fhst dpgiee. Van Stnven hnd been
si'iiainted for some time ft om his wife,
and on the night of November o0 met
her on the stieet and shot her dead
Tho defenso claimed Hint Van Slav en
was addicted lo tho liquor habit and
that his mind was diseased fiom the
use of lltpior.
By hxcluiltr Wire from The Aisuciitrd I'imi.
I'liM nit Iplih, Jan. 111. I no liipitbhian noin.
Initliig rriinenlliim uiul a tnlo-. rtvWns; mnieii.
lion, loiiipu-iiil of dilesilrs repieeullui, all nt
tin 1,013 ileitlou dlvhlmw of llie illv, wvru
In Id thN inoiuini.'
Hie fullunln III Kit was iiomlniled; f ill "
liiitor, Jnlin I., hlu-ie.t i uuiiflKliitltN .hum- V,
llrlK, ltobirt J. Moote, David S Sott, William
J. Hughe.. In many of the vvnidi louuntloti
netu al-o held tu Humiliate candidates for twin
. .. !
Killed by a Train,
lit l,iuho W'fic fiom Tho .soeUted I're,
l.otelond, (l, lin. 10. A man nippncd ti
lie C'lutlii W- Winpwn, of Western l'iuiivl.
t jnl i, Mai l.illtd by a passenger eiigiun hun
IihIjv as be stepped from a Ualtiuiore an 1
.soittliuiatiiu train. IV o lettcrj float Viuilo
W'afnfnr, Jliluirpuit, l'a,, vveio found in lily
pml.it.s aildttiiM-d tn him at 1'ottlt Worth uni
llatidli), TfJH lie was about 25 jcara of ane,
ty l.vtlttdvc Wire from llie Associated Vita,
WaihlnKton, Jan. 10. 'tlicso petmioiu lino
been giantedt Ceoigcj W, Key, ot Nraiiton, 0J
ruiiklin W. Shannon, of Wist lWstou, H
r -- -f "f- "f 4v
-- Wa.ililngtcn, Jan. 16. f'orciaist for 1'rl- -
-f dn- and Saturday: Kastcut l'fiiii.-.wnii -f-
4- -Pair and torucHltat coldei I'llday. Sat-
4- iiulaj, fair; light to fresh uoitlierly wind.
Financial Gircles rtfjltated
News ot Peace Ne-uotlatlons.