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TO BE CONS
Debate on the Bill Will Benin In the
Senate Todau and Will
Be interesting. .
WILL BE CALLED UP
BY SENATOR LODGE
Senator Mason Places a Spike in a
Campaign lie Debato on an
Itom in the Bill Carrying $500,
000 for a Military Post at Ma
nila Piecipitates a Lively Session
of Repartee Mr. Champ Clark
Makes a Semi-Humorous Speech.
B.v Ktcliisite Wire from The Associated l'less.
Washington, Jan. 20. Debate on the
Philippine tarifr bill will begin in tho
senate tomorrow. On behalf ot the
majority of the committee on the
Philippines. Chairman Lodge, today
took up the measure it ml gave notice
that he would fall It up tomorrow.
Mr. I ta wlliis, of Utah, acting for the
minority of the committee, offeicd a
substitute for the bill of the majority
and unnounced that ho would submit
some remarks on It at the conclusion
of Mr. Lodge's statement In support
of the majority report.
Mr. I-'rye, of Maine, reported the
ship subsidy bill agreed upon by the
committee on commerce.
Mr. Vest, of Missouri, pave notice of
dissent on the part of the' Democratic
members of the committee and also
of the intention to Hie a minority re
port. A house bill conferring upon Mrs.
Ida S. McKinlcy, widow of the late
President McKlnley, the mail frank
ing privilege, was passed.
Mr. Mason, of Illinois, made u state
ment personal to himself, he explained,
concerning' the publication in certain
newspapers of a criticism of him be
cause it was stated he' was opposing
rural free delivery of mails.
"For years," he said, "I have been
ndeu.voring to better the rural free
delivery servlco'nnd even now am fu
nding a largely Increased appropria
tion for that service."
During the. greater part of today's
session the measure providing .for the
establishment of a department of com
merce was under consideration. An
effort was made by Mr. Nelson, of
Minnesota, to secure n vote, but the
opposition to many of its provisions
became so strong that the effort had
to bo abandoned.
In his argument for the bill, Mr.
Nelson said the United States needed
it to put Itself on a parity with other
nations of the world, and the bill was
needed to put our commercial and in
dustrial development under govern
House of Representatives.
The time of the house ot representa
tives was occupied today in general
debate on the urgent deficiency appro
priation bill. An Item in the bill, carry
ing $r,00.000 for a military post nt Ma
nila, precipitated a long debate, In
which some of the ablest debaters on
both sides of the house took part. A
semi-humorous speech by Mr. Clark, of
Missouri, elicited it reply from Mr. Can
non, of Illinois, which In turn drew the
lire of Mr. DoArmond, of Missouri.
Mr. Camion raid that the emergency
appropriation of $10,000 for the state
department was for the entertainment
of Prince Henry or C.ermniiy. He said
that It was eminent ror a great nation
to piovido proper entertainment of the
representative of a great people beyond
the sea, which "had given us so much
of our bone and brawn and brain."
In n semi-humorous speech, Champ
Clark, of Mlst-ourl, wanted to know who
was going to pay the expenses of tho
"extraordinary aggregation of talent
consisting of "Whlteluw iteld, Captain
Clark anil General AVUsou, young Plcr
pont Morgan and young Wetmoro,"
who nro going to London to "seo his
sacred majesty King Kilwaid crowned."
He mid we worn paying Prince Henry's
expenses, and II was n poor rule that
would not work- belli ways. Ho was
glad to entertain Prince Henry, be
cause it would give the llo to the An
gloinaiilacs who were trying to foster
tho Idea that we were In lengtiu with
Ihiglund against Germany.
Mr, Clark also Indulged In some gen
eral comments on tho vast Increase in
governmental expenditures, which had
grown, he said, from $1.52 per capita In
IKtiO to $12 per citnltii last year. Ho In
sisted that If thiw"riotoiiH government
expenditures" went on. llm lepubllc
would topple over of Its own weight.
Ho tiiurneterized Mr. Cannon's state
ipent that wo would hold on to tho
Philippines for "forever and a day" as
n most Idiotic and melancholy declar
ation, Holding op to the Philippines,
he said, nrcmly cost tho United States
$3QO,00(),OCO and was now costing at the
rale of $12,000,000 a month.
Mr, Conxion's Eloquence.
Mr, Cannon twitted Mr. Clark with
having voted for tho $3,000,000 npprg
prlatlou for tho St, Louis exposition,
Taking up Mr, Clnik'a statement that
the per capita cost of the government
had Increased from Jl.GO In 1860 to $12
in 1000, Mr, Cannon said It was absurd
to compare the situation then and
now, Ah an evidence of thu changed
conditions, lie pointed nut that pen
sions and other things growing put of
the civil war had cost nine thousand
Proceeding Mr. Cunuon declared
himself the friend of tho constitution,
which. Jio said, followed the Hag uveyy
where. Then with eloquent words ho
declared the glory that had come to
tho cQUtitry, concluding as follows; "
"I glory In speaking the English
language. I glory In tho Anglo-Saxon,
the English, tho American literature;
I glory In our foreign trade. Hut I
cannot forget that one-half of our
great foreign trade Is done with our
brethren under the ling of Great Urlt
nln, who ppenk the same language that
"I am for German policy; I am for
French policy; I ntu for correct policy;
find I am for Oreat Urltaln's policy as
long ns It Is correct. When she Is
light, when she Is our best customer.
I am for treating her as such for
meeting her half way and standing
with her as we stand with other na
tions and with other civilizations. And
thank God when she Is wrong we are
strong enough and great enough to
say "thus far and no farther shalt
thou come.' " (Loud applause.)
Mr. DoArmond (Missouri) sarcasti
cally ridiculed the "remurknblo ap
pearance of the gentleman from Illi
nois (Cannon) in the garb and guise ot
n friend of the constitution." Mr. Do
Armond defended the war for the lib
eration of Cuba. It was not designed
as a war of spoliation. Its objects and
fruits were not turned Into criminal
aggression by the Democrats. That
guilt belonged to the Republicans.
There was nothing logical In connect
ing tho war for thu relief of Cubu mid
the perpetual occupation of the Phil
ippines by force of arms. Continuing,
ho said, we would have scorned at the
beginning the suggestion that starting
In as deliverers, starting In as tho
champions of freedom, as the rescuers
of the oppressed, we ourselves In turn
should become the spoilsmen of the
oppressors and the tyrants.
Debate Reaches South Africa.
The English civilization which Mr.
Cannon gloried In, continued Mi. De
Armond, was the vaunted civilization
against which men, women and chil
dren were struggling and dying In
South Africa In defense of liberty. The
attitude of the mighty English nation
in South Africa, he said, was some
what similar to ours in the Philippines,
but ho believed that eventually the
American people would bo aroused to
the enormity of their attitude and In
tho sober second thought would refuse
to allow themselves to be made the
dupes of tho administration. The
speaker and Mr. Grosvenor (Ohio) had
a tilt over the fact that William J.
Bryan had helped to secure ratification
of the treaty with Spain. Mr. DeAr
mond said the war was over and he
believed the people should be relieved
of the expense of the army. If. Mr.
Bryan had supposed that It was the
intention of those In power to hold the
Philippines at the point of the bayonet
and Inaugurate a colonial policy, the
treaty never would have been rati
fied. Mr. Grosvenor (Ohio) followed with
some extended remarks upon the ship
subsidy bill. After further remarks by
Mr. Grow. Pennsylvania; Mr. Williams,
Illinois; Mr. Alexander, New York;
and Mr. Underwood, Alabama, the
REPORT OF THE
Estimated Cost of Maintenance and
Operation 1,300,000 Greater at
Nicaragua Than Panama.
By i:cliiKlir Wirt fiom 'llii' Associated 1'iesi.
AVushlngton, Jan. 20, Tho estimated
annual cost of maintenance and oper
ation is $1,300,000 greater at Nicaragua
than at Panama,
The Panama route would be 121.0
miles shorter than tho Nicaragua
route front sea to sea, with lower locks
and less curvature, both In degrees and
miles. The estimated time for a deep
draft vessel to pass through tho Nlcnr
aguo canal was placed at thirty-three
hours as agulnst twelve hours for
Panama, these estimates being the
time of actual navigation and not In
cluding delays for winds, currents or
If the passage wore mode without
Interruption, about a day could bo
saved by the Nicaragua over tho
Panama route by ordinary steamers
handling commerce between our Pa
cific ports and all Atlantic ports, and
about two days by steamers of tho
sanui cluss trading between our gulC
ports and North Paelllo ports. Tho
time udvonlogo in tho Nicaragua routo
would bo less In tho casu of fast high
powered steamers, the use of which Is
Inci easing. Between Atlantic ports and
tho west coast of South America, tho
Panama routo has thu. advantage, of
about two days, and between gulf
ports and the west coast of South
America, tho Pannina routo has tho
advantage ot about one duy. Tho
trade of tho western coast of South
America Is a very Important one,
which has hitherto been In European
Tho report concludes as follows;
"After eousldeilng tho changed con
ditions that now exist and all tho facts
and circumstances upon which Its
present Judgment must bo based, tho
coiumlbsloii Is df the opinion that "tho
piost practicable and feublblo routo for
an isthmian canal to bo under the con
trol, management und ownership of
the United States, is that known as tho
The report Is signed by tho entire
commission, headed by Hear Admiral
AValkor, prosldent of the commission.
II' i:.ulushc Wire from 'flic Associated Press.
New Yoik, Jan. 2i. Arrbol: Vadcrbind, Ant.
tri. Cltuicil: KaUer WHhelni uVr (lioie,
Bremen lU ly.wnoutli aud (.iicrbourtr. Antwerp
Arritcd: KeeUnd. New Yoik. Bremen Sdlcd s
Ithelu. New Yoik. Ulbraltar Sailed! Holm;
zollcrn (fiom Utnua mul Nauliij), New Voile.
LUard 1'as.ved; ltyndluim for ltottcrdaui.
PEACE RESTORED AT BANGOR.
Italian Woman's Body Interred, nnd
Mob lias Dispersed,
fly Kxduslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Easton, Pa,, .Inn. 20. The rioting at
Bangor has ceased. Tho body ot the
Italian woman, who died of malignant
small-pox, was Interred during the
night, and the mob dispersed. Peter
lions, the policeman who was beaten
by the mob, while attempting to carry
out an order to bury the remains of the
woman, was somewhat Improved today.
No new cases of the disease have been
reported, but the health board will es
tablish strict quarantine in tho foreign
Unless serious trouble Is icnowed, the
sheriff will not take a posse to Bangor.
Ho Is, however, prepared to act at a
BRIGANDS ACCEPT RANSOM
OFFERED FOR MISS STONE.
The Place of Payment Is Now the
Only Question Left Unsettled.
By Inclusive U'lie from The Associated Press.
Constantinople, Jan. 20. Tho United
States minister, John G. A. Lelshmann,
.'.ays tho brigands who abducted Miss
Ellen M. Stone and Mme. Tsllka, Sep
tember 3, havo agreed to accent the
amount of ransom raised by subscrip
tion. The place of payment Is now the only
OF ISTHMIAN CANAL
The President Transmits to Con
gress the Proposition to Sell
the Panama Canal.
Ily nxclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Jan. 20. The president
today transmitted to congress the sup
plemental report of the Isthmian canal
commission, in which it is unanimous
ly recommended that tho plfer of the
now Panama Canal company to sell
all Its rights, property and unfinished
work to the United States for $10,
000,000 be accepted. The report gives
In full the correspondence which has
passed between the commission and
the Panama Canal company at Paris
which includes a cablegram from the
president of the board, dated Jan. St,
as follows: ,
"The new Panama. Canal company
declares that it is ready to accept for
the totality, without exception of its
property and rights on the Isthmus the
amount of $40,000,000, the above offer
to remain In force ub to March 4,
The report states that the "totality"
mentioned in this message Includes 55
parcels of land amounting to 30,000
acres which cover nearly all of the
giound required for tho actual con
struction of tho canal. It also Includes
2,131 buildings used for olllcos, quar
ters, hospitals, store bouses, etc.; also
an Immense amount of machinery con
sisting of floating plant, tugs, dredges,
loconlollves, cars. etc. It iilt.o Includes
all excavation work accomplished upon
the main canal' line amounting to
about 30,700,000 cubic yards. The value
of the work already done Is estimated
nt $22,S93,028 less contingencies esti
mated at $1,S79,00J,. leaving an aggre
gate of $27,474,038.
The offer also embraces all of the ex
isting 70,000 shares of the Panama Bail
way and Canal company, except 1,100
shares held by Individuals In Europe
and the United States. Against this
property are mortgage bonds amount
ing to $3,130,000. Of this amount tho
canal company owns $871,000. It also
holds In Its treasury $1,061,000, subject
to sale or cancellation, leaving in the
hands of the public $1,501,000. These
bonds bear 41,6 per cent. Interest. There
also are outstanding $090,000 0 per cent,
sinking fund bonds. The transfer also
will include three passenger and freight
steamers ot 2,000 tons each. Summing
up, the commission (bids the total value
of the property to be as follows:
Excavation work done. ?27,174,033;
Panama railway slock at par, $C,SSG,30O;
maps, drawings, etc, $2,000,000; total,
$30,300,333. Add 10 per cent, to cover
omissions, $3,639,067; total, $10,000,000.
The estimated cost of constructing tho
Nicaragua canal Is given us $45,030,701
more than the cost of completing tho
By Inclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Jan. 20. The Peiuncrutlo city
committer met tonight and under the luiiiiony
plan tiiKtniiiil for tlio J ear. All the factions of
the parly wcic icpicucnUd and luimony pie.
V.1II11I thioughuut the meeting. Charles 1'. Don
iiellr was elided to his former portion ot rlty
1h.1l1m.1n, villi It plan1 he lcigncd lut fall,
Charles W. N.iully, the (own meeting llemouar,
was eleitul Up ihairiiun. Two wi retailed wcic
elcitcd, one being tuU'ii fiom eaili faction.
Killed While Walking on Track.
By Ksclushe Wire fiom 'Ihe Assoiiated I'rcu.
llotlileliein, .Ian. 20. --While li'turnlnr from
ihnrili Iji-1 nlulit and walhlnsr on the tallroad ns
I was hii ciMoni fur u koii: of .M'Jio, llemy Wart.
mm, a ni'll-to-iln fanner lb he two mllei caL
of town, a.s btiniK ami decapitated ly a Jir
bey Cintrul p.isenser tiain. Pecraacd v.u 0J
j cars of :igc and Mirilu-d hy a liin family.
Ily HxclmlYe Wire from Tlin Associated Press.
llanltliiirit, .Ian, 20. -fltvtrrunr Slone today
appointed William .1. Uinthe In lie magistrate
ot court Xo. 13, Plilladilphia, to mho until tlio
llr.t Monday of Apill,' tw.', Uee Itlihaul (',
llariWnw, .'an. 20, bat lit MiComli, of IhU
illy, a Piling Itanla tailioad llairimin, was urm.l;
by iliKiliii; mirinc In tho local yard today and
sustained Injuili uhkli tanked Ids death soon
WathliiKlun, .Ian. 20. 'the pielduil today sent
to the tinalo the fnllunlntf nomination nt Peine
Mltaiila iwtinattfo: Xoinuii K. Wiley, fall,
foinla; CieuiKn W, llet, Kusl liuidy; ltoliert P.
I'eik, l.oi k licu'ii; .laiob It. .ink, Mount lieu
unt; ("hailed J. MUiill, Uatuon.
VorU, Jan. 20. 'Ihe JIcpuMlcan conferee! iiont.
fluted Ihe following; tlil.ct to he oted, for ut tlo
comlnsr l'vlmury tlcitlon: for major, M, H,
'JdiMjiij lieosurei, John lUCoyj controller, II.
Kliiki illy seor, (J. V. llvetlurt, P, Yt
Uiltker, Andictt- Ktuwcnifc.
Wetttlittitcr, Jan. 20. '1 lie store and tain of
T. i:iluitli llulloek, lit Klain, llolawaie lounty,
v.i dwtiojcd ,y fire thin cu-nhii,". the uttiilt
of ii coak of t'Jvjllne cuplodiui;. 'Ihe Uw on
menliaudUc, grain and building U about $!$,0)0,
on wliU li there U some iiiiurjuve.
The Thirteenth flnntinl Convention
of the Order Is Ousned
NEARLY ONE THOUSAND
Ben Tlllelt, the Famous British
Labor leader, Will Be President
Mitcholl's Quest At a Joint Con
ference with Operators, It Is Un
derstood That the Delegates Will
Ask for an Advance in Wages
That Will Be Equivalent to an
All-Round Increase of at Least 10
Ily Kilule Wire from The Associated Press.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 20. The thir
teenth annual onventlon of the
United Jllno Workers of America be
gan here today with nearly 1,000 dele
gates present. It Is confidently ex
pected by President Slltchell, Secretary
Wilson and other ofllclals that the
meeting will develop Into the largest
convention ever held by labor union
ists. Delegates are hero from twenty
four states, representing every bitu
minous and anthracite coal Held In tho
United States. Ben Tlllott, tho fam
ous British labor leader, who is in
this country studying labor conditions,
arrived lust night, to bo the guest of
President Mitchell and the miners'
union until Wednesday or Thursday.
Tho convention will continue until Jan.
30, when the joint conferenece with tho
operators of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illi
nois and Indiana will begin. This last
convention will probably last for ten
It Is the understanding that the dele
gates are preparing to ask 'for an ad
vance that will bo equivalent 'to an
all-round increube of at least 10 pol
ecat. Along with this report, however,
is another to tho effect that many of
the operators have determined to take
a stand for a reduction of 10 per cent .
on tho ground that they have had an
unprolltuble year and that the pros
.pects for tluv-t-ViTlng year are not
blight enough to warrant even a con
tinuation of the present scale. It is
not believed, though, that there will be
a lockout, as the miners and opera
tors of the four states that sign the
competitive scale havo been able to
reach an agreement dining the past
years without much trouble.
The convention was called to order
today by President Mitchell, and after
the delegates wore seated, tho report
of tho credentials committee was call
After the call had been read, Dele
gate Ilussell, of Illinois, presented to
Mr. Mitchell, a gavel made from wood
taken from the old Lincoln homestead
at Springfield, 111. President Mitchell
Mayor Bookwalter then welcomed tlio
delegates to the city.
Ben 'iillett, as "Tho Leader of the
Wharf and Dock Workers of Oreat
Britain," was received with enthus
iasm, lie said that C5 per cent, of the min
ors of Great Britain were trades
unionists. lie paid n stirring tribute to
tho women, the wives of tho English
miners, who, when their husbands were
about ready to give up tlio strike, said
they would starve before they would
let their husbands surrender, lie said
labor should meet capital in the way
capltul approached labor.
After Mr. Tillett's address, the con
vention took a recess.
Tho credentials committee made n
partial report at the beginning of tho
afternoon session. The report provided
for seating seven hundred of the dele
gates whose seats were not subject to
contest. A supplemental report will bo
made tomorrow morning on tho right
to seats of delegates from locals In
nrreais. It Is believed all the dele
gates will be seated and measures will
then bo taken to collect the dues In
With the completion of tin, organi
zation, President Mitchell named tho
following committee on rules nnd or
der of business;
William Poods, of District No, B: C.
P. Oildea, of District No. 7 and Joseph
Boasted of District No. 21. The report
of tho committee will bo inodo tomor
row. Tlio election of ofllcers will follow tho
report ot tho credentials committee to
morrow, Tho permanent committees
for tho session will then be announced.
President Mitchell, Vice-President
Lewis and Secretary Wilson will be
elected again without opposition. Tho
convention then In all probability will
take a day's recess to allow the com
mittors to work, Elaborate arrange
ments uro being made by tho Central
Labor union, tho Hibernians nnd other
organizations to entertain tho dele
gates. Tho leports of thu general olllcers
wero read this afternoon and covered
President Mitchell's Report.
President Mitchell's report covered
sixteen printed pages. Ho deplored tho
fact that many local unions are with
holding a portion of the capitation tax
and cstlmales that 60,000 miners are
paying dues to the local unions from
whom the national association gets no
benefits, Ho urges vigorous actlun.
President Mitchell reviews the strikes
of the year In the southwest, 111 Hop
kins county, Kentucky, the Dearmltt
strike, tho Thatcher and Mnttewun
strikes and tho Kentucky strike.
In summing up conditions In the an
thracite fields, ho says:
While um tint whole thu situation in the an
thrmlts tleldi during the pat jear lui been
uiy eiieourairlnK them uro (till onie question
which ate a (ource ot unnoyame ami wblihiliavo
ucated considerable dl'Q"t?ut union; thu tulue
woikerx there. I am dill of the oidnton tint
the qm lion of an rlgliMiour work iluy, recog
nition or our nrirnulziitlon nml a minimum day
wane ciilc MiouM be tho paramount lime In the
anthracite field! and t hellete that 1 Volie the
sentiment of nil nhthracltc iiiIiicm when I uy
that they ore ready and wiltlnir to lake any ctep
thl.t comentlon may dclermlne upon tn Attain
The report urges that the executive
board members receive $3.50 per day
I lecommenil that the (.omtlttitlon lie amend
rd .'( an In provide thai eaili mriuher or the
ti.illon.il rxectithn boaid nil ill eat one ole for
e.iili one bundled iiiembcii lie tcproiclit', Ihli
will Kbe e.uh district rcpicFcntatU'ii in propor
lien to the iiumhfT of lnimbeM located In th.)
district: and in order that the Ineomlns provi
dent, lic president und U'cieliirytreanuier, may
hate xntlng power oqi..il I" that of other inem
hcrt of the national cNcciithc board, I should
further recommend (hat they be Invested with
power to nibt the Mine number of votis on the
c.xieutbc bom! o N clt by the member rcpie
tenting the dltrlet from whltli e.uli of the three
natlonil ofllceu ionics.
The time has tome In the life of our cirn.iiil.i.
lion, when In our judgment the teleitlon of na
tional otlkcirt flioiild be nude by direct wta of
the members of the local unions.
With the exception of n Vlunip In prlic dur
ing llareh and May of last jcar, and a rapid In
crease during the month of December, toal prlcei
bate been steady and, upon the whole, conoid
end Rood. 1 believe it is fafe to ny that ncter
before In the hb'toiy of trade bate pilcci been
moie utable, with Ioji iuie for Lomnlalut by
le.non of keen competition.
I am of the opinion Hut rteiy possible efferf
toiisMcnt with li'.i'on fhonld be eiitril to bate
our ut'ieciiieiils made mi absolute urn of mine
biU In all dhlilet ic)ucciilcd In the Joint
contention this year.
In tho foi in. il Ion of our net national agree
ment it U linperatlte that the machine mining
pi ale In the slides of India, Ohio nnd Penn-eyl-xania
be rcvl-cd. The bails of machine mining
ill the disttict-i about e enumerated is not only
ituifjlr, but In aUo fundamentally wiong.
In 1SPI the machine mine of the entile conn
Iry produced R,21l,Tf2 loin; in lid!., 111,421,112
loin; In 1W, 22,IIIU,JO Ions; in ISIS, .12,11:1,111
tom; in 1SW, 41,bW,:! Ions; In 1MX), ri2,Tl)0,:,2.1
Dining Ihe F.inie poiiod (he number of mining
machines hate incrcuril from nil In lSltl to .1,007
The neiessity of our oigaiiiution exerciMug
jiiiisdlellon over all men employed In or .iioiinil
ihe mines lias been moie Hun emphasized dining
tlio past jcar.
I ftiongly leconunend tlut the execuliie boird
be empoweied to admit the toal hoUtlng engi
neers in ii bodv and giant them a district chir
ter their distikt to inter the I'nilcd SlatCo
and that they be give the Mine rlghU nnd priv
ileges as now veled in our dlstiitt oiganlza
tloni. President Mitchell asks the conven
tion to empower the executive board
to contribute to the McKlnley monu
ment fund and asks for resolutions
against "government by Injunction."
He further recommends that aid be
given tho A. F. of L,. in its efforts to
secure a law limiting the power of fed
The report of Wi B. Wilson, secre-tury-treus.ure'r,
showed' a decrease -of
the funds of $30,759. notwithstanding
the Increase from the per capita tax
caused by assistance paid to strikers
and small returns from strike assess
ments. He says:
"We have paid $32,384 for the relief
of tho men on strike In district 17; $57,
r.S7.C0 in district 21; $104,300 In district
23, which together with the small
amounts paid to other districts makes
the total of ?202,!1C8.07 paid for the as
sistance of men on strike while the to
tal amount received for assessment
during the year was $39,8S."i.8C, thereby
compelling us to draw from the general
fund $163,040.21 for relief purposes.
He urges that the strike reliefs
should not bo taken from tho general
fund. He urges that transfer cards be
recorded In stub books so local secre
taries cannot issue them Indiscrimin
ately and call them In without report
ing. The membership has Increased
42,998 during the year, nnd outside ot
strikers now numbers 232,320. There
were R9G local unions organized during
the year and 121 disbanded. Tho de
ficit in tlio Mine Workers Journal for
the year was $1,231.52.
Tho total Income for the year was
$299,383.99; expenditures! $330,113.51;
balance on hand Januury 1. 1901, $127.
807.13; balance on hand January 1,
EDWARD KERN, JR.
The Man Who Posed in Gretna Jail
ns T. E. Manners Recognized
as Thobaud's Valet.
Dy Hteluslve Wlr? from The Associated i'rCM.
Now Orleans, Jan, 20. Mr. P. O.
Thebaud, of New York, toduy fully
Identllled T, K, Manners, the prisoner
In tho jail at firetna, as Edward Kern,
Jr., his late valet who robbed tlio The
baud mansion In New York of $00,000
worth of diamonds and jewelry,
When Mr. Thebaud and Detective
Kelly reached hero Sheriff Marrero
asked for a conference with them to
determine whether any reward would
be paid for Kern and yesterday was
spent In negotiations between tho
sheriff and tho two Now Yorkers. Lata
at night, however, an appeal was made
direct to Governor Hurd by Mr. The
baud with tho result that the former
communicated a dispatch to tho Jeffer
son sheriff that Mr. Thebaud nnd tho
detective should bo facilitated In their
attempt to identify the prisoner, The
liaud and Kelly went to Gretna early
today and were taken to the jail, Tho
moment Mr. Thebaud laid eyes on
Manners, he said the man was Kern.
Manners made no further denial of his
Identity. Detective Kelly has with him
the necessary papers to takt Kern
back to New York. Theie will be at
once laid befoio Governor IIuul and
that olllolal has promised to sign tho.
extradition at once. Klein and West,
the two men who wero arrested for
stealing Munners' trunk from the St,
Charles hotel and betrayed Kern, will,
It Is expected, get olf with light pun
Ibhment. Their case is tn come up to
morrow. Kern will probably be tak
en to New York as soon as the hcuiiiig
of Klein and West Is concluded. Mr,
Thebaud Identllled all the jewelry stolr
from Maimers' loom In the St, Chillies
hotel as belonging to him.
Schley Leaves Savannah.
By Kielutive Wire from Tho Akwilatcd Pitu.
Suuimah, tia., Jan. SO. Admiral ami Mi.
Schley left today for Washington aftfr u Ult
ot ten dj)3 with Genual and Jill. U . Gordon.
NAVAL BATTLE IN
HARBOR OF PANAMA
N. Y. OENTHAX, INQUEST.
Witnesses Continue Testimony En
By Ku lustre Wire front The Associated I'rens.
New York, J.iti. 20. The lnquet In thy .Vow
Ynils Central railroad tunnel dl.itcr i.w wits
resumed today, laltvln O. I'.tlir, who was Kngl
necr Wlsker'n flrcinan nald that on the diy ot
the uieik the lights could nut be ccu in the
tunnel until they were abreast of the liionitlu
"I could not coe (he light at Ntenty;coiid
utiect, which w.m clear," be slid, "I 'ouhl not
ko the light at lltghty-sktlt ntud. At Sht;
third tieet 1 saw n green light ami shouted. I
Miv the led light nt rlft.i -eighth street, jut is
we were uhre.ist of It, and I believe that Wbkir
iw It, for he applied the cnirgcmy bniKcu."
"Are you taiic the euieigency brakes were ap
plied?" I'.iler wan r.hed.
Witness paid ho ,w.ts but he did not Know
whether they tool: elfnt or not, beiait'c be had
jumped on to tlio tender,
Michael Sheiwood, ei'gluc despattber who as.
signed W'lsKer to the inn Id the White lialiti
train on the day of the disaster, said W'Uktr
lint! only taken one passenger train through Ihe
tunnel bcfoie. 'lh.il w.u on the tin) befme tho
Clonics II. l'latt, giuei.it, mpcrintcmlciil of the
Xcw York, New ll.iten nnd Ilaitford, raid lis
c unskilled Ihe torpedo moie tellable ns n din
ger Mgnal thin as a tuition signal and he lc
lletcd it should be lled aecoidlngly.
An adjournment was then laktn tuitll t'rlday
when I'lesiitcnt N'ew Ulan, of the New Yoik On
tial ullio.id, will be inllctl.
GREAT BRITAIN OUR
FRIEND IN NEED
Lord Cranborne Breaks the Silence
Eosjarding the Action of Eng
land During Spanish War.
By lWilusitc Wire from 1 lie Associated I'rcu.
London, Jan. 20. -Amid an absolute
silence that was a striking tribute to
the deep interest felt In the matter,
Lord Cranborne, under secretary for
foreign affairs, in the house of com
mons today made the first olllolal
statement which has ever emanated
from the British government regarding
its private attitude toward tho United
States in the war with Spain.
The subject of proposed European
Intervention in the Spanish-American
war was brought up by Henry Nor
man (Liberal) in' "tlic form of u 'men
tion asking whether" any communica
tion proposing br concerning joint or
collective action by the European
states, in view of tho outbreak, or ex
pected outbreak of the late war be
tween the United States and Spain
was received from the Austrian or any
other government, and, If so, what was
the nature ot the reply of her majestv's
government, Mr. Normon further in
vited Lord Cranborne to lay the papers
In the case on ihe table.
Lord Cranborne, In reply, said no
such communication had been sent to
the government after the outbreak of
the war, but that before the war com
munications were received from other
powers suggesting the presentation of
a joint note to the president of the
United States. Her majesty's govern
ment agreed to join with the powers
In the note expressing the hope that
further negotiations might lead to a
peaceful settlement, accompanied by
guarantees acceptable to the United
States for the preservation of order hi
Cuba, The government first took steps
to ascertain whether the presentation
of the note, ns well as Its terms, would
be acceptable to the president.
Her majesty's government, Lord Cran
borne continued, declined to associate
Itself with other subsequent proposals,
which seemed open to the objection of
putting pressure on the government of
the United States and offering an opin
ion on its action.
The under secretary concluded with
saying he was unable to lay the papers
In the case on the table.
Lord Cranborne's statement was re
ceived with a burst of ringing cheers
as seldom greets tho mere answer of a
Inquiries made by the Associated
Press concerning the "subsequent pro
posals" mentioned by Lord Cranborne
elicited Importnnt Information from the
foreign. ofllce, Thoro It wns stated that
Great Hiitaln had been twice formally
approached on this matter, but only
once after the commencement of hos
tilities between Snalii and tho United
States. Lord Cranborne's reference to
more than one proposal were evidently
genorallzatlbns which Included tenta
tive proposals not ofllclally recognized,
BILL TO LICENSE SCALPERS,
Measure Introduced at Albany to
Itegulnte Ticket Brokers,
By Exclushe Wire from The Associated Prfis.
Albany, N. Y dan, 20. A bill to llcen,e ticket
scalpers' has been Intradural in the lejL-laturo by
Aueiuhl)inau .1. Ik Huitli. It piotldes thai all
pcinons who iltilre In lutllo in iiilbiud llikiu
other than duly authorized agents of lailroads
hill flh a bond with the ralliuad commUsloiii r,
tlio bond is to be in the Him of .fMiOO and If tlio
lullioad comiiiLviion iuo u llieui fea i lie it
of Mine is plated at Witt.
All ticket nlhis other llun amhorbed agiliti
nf lailroads mint stamp Iheh name and ad-ilro-t
oil nil IlikiPI thus cold. 'lhi it dolgued In
gite tho piiiibauis u Liice of action tliould ouili
tiikel not be u ii'i'ic.-iiiUil.
Blaiv County Eight Ended.
Uy i:cliuito Wile front 'the Associated l'fv.
l(ullld.iyliuiK, Jan, SO. Tho lllalr tounly mult
tuday nidid u Idtler failloual light bilwivn the
twu (ait Ions of the Itipublu.in uilj in the illy
n( Altoont by il.iiliiiig the Injunction oh
uhiul by II. IMwanl lluibr :i'."nliM the illy
ihaiimaii to protein Ihe unitization of the new
city loiiiulttee. Tho touit'n iltou-v leave tho
illy ltipiiblleau lommittic fire tu i;o ahead and
oigaiiUe for the tiimpahjn, whlih It thu lno.it
cutting in thu liUluiy of Altoona.
Boers Defeat a Town Guard,
tly Uicluilic Wiic fiom 'Hie Associated t'reo.
limiloik. ( jpo Oblony, Jan. 20. Wessel's com
mand if lloeu tit tvitutdjy last rut up a. patrol
of fifty men belonging to the local town 'guaid,
on the TatUtad load. A few Muggier hate re.
tuuimd. Tlie'ii'iiialiidcr ot the party srs nibslutf.
GEN. ALBAN KILLED
It Is Asserted That tho Death of
General Alban May Have the Ef
fect of Bringing; Larger Numbers
of Colombians' Into the Field Fire
on the Lantaro Caused by Rebell
B i:elusltc Hire from The. Assoelutid 1'iesi.
Washington, Jan. 20. Only meagre
details of the fighting between tho ves
sels of the Columbian government find
those of the Insurgents In Punama bay
weie leeelved In olllelal c'rties today.
They consisted of it dispatch from Con
sul (leiieral " Cudger at I'linama. and
another from Captain .Mead, the com
mander of the cruiser Philadelphia,
which is lying In rnniima bay.
Up to 10 o'clock tonight no additional
advices had come to this government
or to Dr. Sllvn, Colombia's representa
tive at this capital.
The otllclals of the state and navy de
partment are watching the outcome of
the content with considerable Interest.
It Is believed that fuller reports will be .
received by tomorrow morning.
Al the Colombian legation great re
gret Is expressed by the olliclols there
of the death of General Alban, the gov
ernor of Panama. He had proved a
very successful oflleer, and In the re
cent operations Incident to tho capture
and surrender of Colon by the rebels
he hud played a conspicuous part. He
wus about r,0. years of ago and a mnn
.I'fl.brHliaiify.itluliiments. Foriffiniy ho
had been attorney general (if Colombia.
Colon, Colombia, Jan. 20. A naval
battle began at 0 o'clock this morning
In the harbor of Panama.
The revolutionary lleet consisted ot
tlio steamers Pndllla. Daiien and fialt
ini, They wero trying to force a land
ing off Saoana.
The government ships wero the Lan
taro, the Chiculto and the Boyaca.
The .guns at Las Bovcdas also fired at
the rebel ships.
Panama, Jan. 20. -General Carlos Al
ban, the military commander of this
district and the governor of Panama,
was killed dining tho fighting tills
morning, Ills death Is deeply deplored,
for General Alban was loved by his sol
diers and enjoyed the esteem of tho
It Is asserted that the death of the
Colombian leader may havo the effect
of bringing to the government's side
lnrge numbers of men anxious to
avenge his loss.
Homo of the men killed on board the
government ship Lantaro were brought
aslioro nnd burled,
The Lantaro caii"iit lire and, nfti r
burning a long while, sunk. The tiring
then ccused. The crew of tho United
States cruiser Philadelphia, It is said,
assisted to put out the lire on board
It Is rumored here on shore that the ,
filing of tho Liintnio Is it result of
It Is repotted here that her crow re
belled. The revolutionary gunboat Pnililla
surprised the Lantaro at the opening ot
the fight and began shooting at eloro
Many men on board the Lantaro were
A gasoline launch has just left hero
to obtain details of the lighting.
Tho slow movements of the insuigeiit
vessel Pailltlu, which are noticeable
from tho shore, lend to the belief thai
she has been damaged,
The government gunboat ISoyaeu dur
ing the lighting was moored to tho dock
here. Shu brought troops from Chil
ian, She reports that the revolution
ary steameis Padllla, O.nien ami (lalt
an drew off when they became aware ot
The Duiien Is now reported to be In
u sinking condition.
No Word at Washington.
Washington, Jan, 20. No word hat
yet been received at tho Colombian
legation touching the naval battle be
tween tlio government ships and tho
revolutionary lleet off Panaina.
Captain -Mead, of the cruiser Phila
delphia, has the samo general Instruc
tions from Secretary Long which gov
erned the actions ot Captain Perry, of
the battleship Iowa, when tho Liberals
captured Colon, and he will Intervene
only when American Interests or treaty
lights tuo threatened,
I.otal data for January 20, JOOa;
Hlghct tcmperalurt) ...,,,...,,,,,,,,, Si dtgicet
.ovit tempt'iatuic i 7 dco'ivcs
h a. in , ,.,. 78 per tent,
n p. in ,, U per cent.
Pieilpitatioii, 21 Iwuis ended S p. tu., none.
4- WEATHER, FORECAST.
Washington, Jan. 20.l'orecast for Tues-
- day and Wednesday Eattern I'cunsyb
4- laula, increasing cloudlnesa Tuesday with
4- rain' and warmer la afternoon In wmtH
4- and rain or enow in north portions; Wed-
nesday rain or snow followed by clearing
4- und colder) easterly winds Tuwday, slow-
-f- ly Increasing.
Revolutlonaru Fleet Enaaoes
, In Conflict.