The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 23, 1902, Image 1
WWTW- i.-J,-" .?- v i THE ONLY SCRANTON PAritR RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD. TWW CENTS. SCRANTON, PA.. THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 23, 1902. TWO CENTS. Stibuae. MEREDITH CHARGES TO BE INVESTIGATED The Mine Workers' Election Has Been Postponed Until rridau- FEELING THAT MITCHELL WILL BE EXONERATED National Officers Will Not Be Elect ed Until Chnrgcs Preferred Have Been Fully Investigated Miss Meredith Denies That Any One Is Back of Her and Declares That She Has Acted Upon Her Own Re sponsibility Scale Committee Or ganized. By tlulte Wire from The Associated Prcis. Indianapolis, Jan. 22. National ofll cers 'of the United Mine Workers of America will not be elected until the committee appointed to investigate charges preferred against President Mitchell and Secretary-Treasurer Wil son has made Its report to the conven tion, probably Friday. Tho feeling in the convention was that the report of the Investigating committee will exonerate Mitchell and Wilson and that they will be re-elected. The miners cheered President Mit chell when he appeared on the stage at Tomllnsoii hall today. A minute after taking up the gavel he said he felt it would bo more satis factory to the convention at large If a delegate from each of the two addi tional districts to which Miss Mere dith's charges had been sent be ap pointed on the committee named to in vestigate, so W. D. Van Home, who uesldcd yesterday, took tho chair nnd vpolntod Delegate Lawrence Love, of istrlct 13. of Iowa, and Patrick Do an. of district No. ii, of Pennsylvania. Thereupon President Mitchell re umed charge of the convention. The tlrst order of the routine busi ness was the appointment of the com mittee on constitution as follows: J. W. Howe, district No. 10; Chris, vans, No. 0; Peter Hanrnty, No. 21: fohn T. Dcmpsoy, No. 3; W. T. Morris. No. 12; a. W. rurcell. No. 11 and Paul P. Pulaski, No. 19. The convention at 10.30 o'clock ad journed to 1.S0 p. in. because little or nothing could be done until the com mittees had time to get to work. J. C. Heeimn, of Linton, a member of the commission, appointed by Gov. Durbln to codify the Indiana mining laws, will serve as chairman of the special committee appointed to Inves tigate the charges against Picsident Mitchell and Secretary-Treasuier Wil son. The investigating committee elected W. D. Ryan, of Illinois, secretary. Kyan Is the delegate who offered the resolution condemning Miss Meredith for having preferred the charges. Miss Meredith Alone. Miss Meredith denies that anyone is back of her and declares she has acted on her own responsibility in making the charges. Tho minutes In the olllclal Journal of proceedings of the Ohio state miners' convention show that the Ohio miners voted to invite Miss Meredith to the national convention and agreed to pay her expenses while here. President Hasklns, of the Ohio district, says the reason the Ohio convention did this was that the charge had been cli cil iated In Ohio and that tho state con vention wished to have the natlona' convention hear them. The scale committee which has tho most Important work of the miners' convention, organised at noon, making John P. Heese, piesldeut of the Iowa miners, chairman, nnd President Has klns, of the Ohio miners, secretary. It will not be ready to report until the first of next week. Its work Is secret, even from delegates of tho convention. The committee on lesolullons and minor committees met today and or ganized for work. The charge against the national of ficers of the I'nltcd Mine Worke'-s ciime up again when the convention met this afternoon. Foster Criticises Payors. Delegate Foster, of Ohio, look excep tion to a statement apearlng in 'i morning paper, concerning Miss Mere dith's charge, and also to a bulletin displayed hi another newspaper ofllco window, saying there was an "uproar" in the convention esterday afternoon. Ho moved that the representative ol each of the pnpeivt ho excluded fioni the convention hail, President Mitchell explained that Foster was mistaken in some of his statements, and ho advised him not to try to push through such a radical measure, saying the newspapers would "print what they pleased," The miners, he suld, could not expct the newspapers to print anything hut what they wanted to print, Ho said Delegate Foster had u right to object to tho published statement, "notwith standing tho fact that Miss Meredith gave tho Interview herself," At tho suggestion of u delegate, the matter wus dropped and tho conven tion resumed its Jovial mood, mid culled for songs, Delegate Mates, of Wilkes. Harre, Pa., sung the "John Mitchell Song,' u strike song dedicated to Mit chell. It was heard with prolonged cheering, Ben Tlllett, was next culled out and sang English and Amerlcun gongs, and the minors Joined in a labor bong, including the chorus, "Glory, glory, hallelujah 'tis the people marching on." Lit tilt or no business will bo trans acted until tho committees, which are not ready, can bo heard. Tho investigation committee Is In session tonight and probably will bo ready with Its report tomorrow. Then will follow the election of officers. The gencrul feellhg Is that President Mit chell and Sccrctnry-Treiisurcra Wilson will be exonerated and that they will be elected again. No opposition has developed to Vlco President Lewis' re election and It Is conceded. Few mat ters have been scut to the committee for consideration, and It Is likely, there fore, that much Important business will como up tomorrow. A member of tho Investigation committee said they had decided to Investigate only the charges made on tho floor of the con vention, with the evidence adduced In the convention, and would make no examination of the books of the order to ascertain what they showed as to tho shortage of ex-Secretary-Treasurer Pearce. MR. CLEVELAND TALKS OF CUBA Emphatic Opinions Are Ex pressed on the Tariff Question. By Inclusive Wirt from The Associated Pre.u, York, Pa., Jan. 22. A. B. Farquhar, of this city, the head of the Farquhar Agricultural Works and prominent In national Democratic affairs, has re ceived the following letter from ex President Cleveland In reply to one sent him by Mr. Farquhar relative to the relations of the United States with Cuba. Westlnnd, Princeton, X. .7., .Ian. SI, 1902. M.v Dear Mr. Farquliar: 1 limp only sufficiently rceovcicd from my Ill ness to be about a little ami ride out in ii limited way. Tomorrow 1 hope to start on a trip to the south in the expectation that my health will be largely reinstated by the outing. I received your letter jesterday and was mueli impressed by the manner in which jou dlctm out relations and our duty to Cuba. The aiguments used in opposition to the tnittt concessions she imploies, lu-ed upon our material inlercMs, are fall.it ions, mistaken and misleading, while t lie tr hotitce and the agencies of their pin pogation and Fpioad, cannot fail to be iccosuicd by evciy honest, paltiotiu cltlcn, with hlrame and humiliation. It scents to me, howewr, that thitc subject in volves considerations of morality and conscii'iiee, higher uml more tnitiiii.indini; than nil other. The obligations mising; fioni thtx- (otisideia tions cannot be better or mure forcibly detlned than was clone by Ptcidcnt Itoo-cvelt in 1U tiiM-asre to tongiess, nor better emphasized than his In en clone bj Sec.iet.iry Hoot and .vet ionj;ios-t wait, vvbllc we Dica-doiiillv be.n of concessions which lich Mi''ir inletest. might apntnvc in be. half of trembling Cuba. I do not believe tint nilious, any mote than individuals, can sjfel.v violate the lilies of Imn t sty and fair dealing. I'ntll thcte is no t-iape, tbcicfure, I will i.ol believe, that, with nil our hue words and lofty professions our embrace of Cuba means the con tagion of deadly disease. louts very truly, (! i over Cleveland. To A, 11, I'arquhar, esq., Yolk, Pa. MEETING OP STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE Officers Elected Other Business Be fore the Sessions at Harris burg, Uy Inclusive Wire from Th Ansoclated Prem. Harrlsburg. Pa Jan. 22. The Penn sylvania state board of agriculture convened today In this city nnd will continue In session until tomorrow ev ening. The morning session was de voted to the election of olllceis and other routine business. The following officers were elected: President. Gov. Stone; vice-presidents, II. A'. White, Hloomsburg; William F, Reck, Easton; Joel A. 11 err. Peters Mills, Executive committee, M. N. Clark, Clarldge; A. J. Kahler. Hughesvllle, H, a. Me Govvan, Gelger Mills: W. H. Stout, Pine Grove; II, C. Suavely, Lebanon and Jason Sexton, North Wales. A resolution was offered by State Forestry Commissioner J, T.Brothrock, which was adopted that the legislature be requested to furnish funds requlslto for the establishment of n training school of elementary forestry at Ciruf fonsburg, Adams county, where on state reservation the pupils may by work done on state forests, earn what It costs the commonwealth to board, clothe and educate them, provided these pupils furnish bond to repay the state what It costs to educate them If they fall on examination or aie dls chaiged for misconduct. At the nfteinoon session papers wero read by H. G, McGownn, of Gelgers Mills, on "That Which Pays the Aver ago Fanner;" Dr. M. E. Conrad, West Grove, "Tile Importance of Dairy Hy giene;" and II, V. White, Hloonisburg, "Tho Art of Living." Tho following paimis were present ed at tonight's session; "The Question of Farm Labor," W. F. McSparrau, Furnlss; "The Necessity for Hetler Preparation for Farm Work," Piof, George U, Watson, Stato college; "The Pollution of Poniestlo Wells," Prof. Cochran, Westchester; "The Itelatlon of Hlrds to Agriculture," Prof, II. A, Surface, State college. Match Factory Burned, Hy Inclusive Wire from 'lite Associated Press, Heading, Jan. 23. The plant of the Aiiieikati Match company, 1', ", l.eldel, president, waj burned here Ihii afternoon. Origin of the lire via duo lo fpaiU. ,o iflij.OOO, toveird liy In. stir j nee. Strike Against Non-uuionMeu.' fly L'lclutlie ire bum 'Die AiiocUted 'tm. Wllkca-llane, Jjn. 21. The miners at the Wett Knd Coal company' colliery at Mocanaejtu), went on strike today becauia non-union workmen were employed. The itriker number fire hundred. CHICAGO DESIRES TO ENTERTAIN KRUQER An Invitation Will Bo Seifl to tho Boer Prosident to Visit the City. Dy Kxclimve Wire from The Agnoclitrd l'rm Chlrngo, Jnn. 22. At a mass meeting of Boer sympathizers hold hero to night, It was resolved to send Presi dent Krtignr an Invitation, signed hy GOO.OOO people, to visit Chicago on June 2(5, the date of tho coronation of Ed ward VII. Tho meeting was called originally to take action to secure the aid of Presi dent Roosevelt to ask clemency for Commandant Schcopers. When It was learned that Scheepcrs already had been executed, It was decided to Invito Mr. Krnger and have a pro-Boor dem onstration. The lnvltntlon to President Kruger will be forwarded ns soon as the signatures shall bo secured. 'SCRANTON FLYER" IS BADLY WRECKED Three Cars Overturned Near Allen-' town No One Killed, but Many Are Injured. By Exclusive Wire from The Aswelted Pfeas. Allentown, Pa., Jan. 22. The "Scran ton flyer" on the Bethlehem branch of the Philadelphia nnd Heading railroad, which left Philadelphia at 6 p. ni., was wrecked tonight at Coonersburg, nine miles south of here. A spread of tho rails caused the front coach to jump the tracks and tear Into the depot plat form and demolish the station shed. Three cars were overturned and wrenched from their trucks. No one was killed, but till the passen gers were roughly shaken up and some cut by flying glass. George O. Albright, George Wantllng and William Weher, of Allentown, were slightly Injured; George Walter Tyson, of Philadelphia, had his knee Injured, and Rev. J. M. Hayinan, Episcopal rector at Mauch Chunk, hud a leg hurt and n tendon of the right hand cut. Dr. John Went, C. W. Fulton and C. B. MacQulvey, of this city, were on board the wrecked train and escaped without Injury. The wreck occurred In a cut, and when the Pullman In which they were seated left the track It top pled over against the side of the cut. A train was made urt at Bethlehem soon after the wreck occurred and the Scranton passengers arrived In this city soon after 1 o'clock this morning. TEXAS SHOOTING AFFRAY Three Killed and Several Wounded in. a General Fusilade at Belle ville, Texas. I3y Inclusive Wire fiom The As-oclalcd Ptess, Belleville, Tex., Jan. 22. Early this evening an affray occurred which re sulted In three deaths, the fatal wound ing of one and the slight wounding of three otheis. Dead. HAYMOXl) WHin:, constable at Wallls. MILAM OIlOM, IiIr half-brother. HENRY IPPJ:itT. a byctiintUi. Fatally Wounded. Walter Pennington, shot through the bowels, the bullet going entirely through the body. Slightly Wounded. I'llliu Pennington. Anton Dippett, a bystander. John Hajhvath, of Solly, a bystander. The circumstances which caused, the battle with its disastrous results was the meeting of the Pennington nnd Odom factions here today. Walter Pennington, under Indictment for the murder of J. Odom, a brother of William Odom and a half-brother of Raymond White, was being tried in the district court, and a large number of people came here from Wallls as wit nesses, among them the relatives of the deceased. There was no outbreak until the parties met at the depot, where a large crowd of people were assembled awaiting the trial. Just how the ulftilr started, no one seems to know, but It is claimed that the first hostile act was committed by the Odom faction. The llrst person wounded wus Walter Pen nington. Tho bullet entered his stom ach and ranged upward, passing through him. He then opened fire, nnd in an Instant the shooting became general. The two Dlpperts were standing to gether and had no chance to get under cover. Henry was struck by a bullet nnd dropped deatl where ho stood. An ton's wound Is In the side and It Is be lieved will not prove fatal. Havkvath was shot while trying to get out of range, When the shooting ceased, It was found that White anil Odom had been instantly killed, AVhlto dying with his pistol cocked ami ready lo (Ire. He and Odom were lying closo together, Walter Pennington wns carried to the hotel, where he now lies In a dying con dition. Ills father, Ellhu Pennington, was struck only once, the bull plough ing through his hair tinder tho scalp of the lett side of his head, Maclay's History Cut Out. Hy Kicluilvr Wire from The AMOilitcd Pteu Annapolis, Mil., -lap. 2J. The senate today unanlmouvlv paved an older dliecllng the stale llbiarlau oj Maryland In remove) fiom tho slate llbraiy the tliinl volume of Jlaola'. hUtory of tin- I'nlted States navy. Tho senate also on mi. inoudy passed a icvolutlem urging Ihc adoption of it ciiiKiesilon.il Hsolmlon eMiiidlnir a vote of thanks lit lli.tr Admiral Schley for fall miry in tliu b.itlu of Santiago. Scheepers Has Been Executed, Uy Dtcluuhe Wire from The Associated Press. Xew YotU, Jan, 2i, It lias ust been dUcov eicd that through a cable crior an Associated tcM dl.-pjlch iinucmiKid, that the death tvn tune upon (Xmnuiiiljut richec-pem, of the lloer army had been continued by (Jrnertil Kitchener mid that he would be executed next Saturday, Tho fact U lint lie was executed on lavt Satur day, '.Ian. Id, An Actor Falls Dead, Hy delusive Wire from The Associated Prey. London, Jan. 21. During the performance IbU evening by a German company at St. (leorgc's hall here, an actor named George Worlltzscli, fell desd of apoplexy upon the stage. 1 ho pelfouu aucc was at once stopped. The deceased enjojed considerable reputation In Germany. PARTISAN FIRE IN THE HOUSE Democrats Oifcr Obiectlons to PlilllPDlnes Pollcu oT fld- nilnlstration. PATRIOTISM OF MR. CUMMINGS Shakes His Fist at Associates nnd Hopes He May Be Paralyzed If He Refuses to Protect nn American Soldior Tribute to President Mc Kinlcy Senate Does Not Continues Debate on Philippines Tariff. By RxclJilve Wire from The Associated Preu. Washington, Jan. 22. Some of the old partisan lire was injected Into the pro ceedings of the house today, when the item In tho urgent deficiency bill ap propriating $500,000 for a military post at Manila, which the Democrats have been using as a text for speeches In opposition to the Philippine policy of the administration for the last three days, was reached. Mr. Cannon, In charge of the bill, confessed that the appropriation was subject to a point of order and It went out. In lieu thereof, he offered an amendment to appropri ate the same sum for the "shelter and protection" of the officers and enlisted men of the army In the Philippines. This the chair held to be In order and It at once became tho subject of a very spirited debate, In which Mr. ltichard son, the minority leader; Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, and Mr. DeArmond, of Missouri, were pitted against the chair man of the appropriation committee. Partisan applause rang out on each side to cheer on the respective cham pions and there seemed to be a solid line upon each side of the political aisle. Hut when the vote came to be taken, Mr. Cummlngs, a New York Democrat, voted with the Republicans, turning angrily on his political brethren as he did so, and -frith clenched fists In their faces, crying out he hoped ho might bo paralyzed when he refused to vote to protect an American soldier. The vote on the amendment stood: Ayes, 127; nays, 100. Before the general debate closed, Mr. Watson paid a beautiful tribute to the late President McKinley. In the Senate. Debate on the Philippine tariff bill was not continued In the senate today, no member of the body being prepared to pioeeed with the bill. The bill pro viding for the establishment of a de partment of commerce was under dis cussion nearly two bonis, little pro gress was made with It, as while the debate disclosed no objections to the main features of the bill, there was a disposition on the part of the senate to give it careful consideration and to per fect the details of the measure. RUSSIA HAD NO INTEREST Did Not Take Part in the Movement Against United States at Begin ning of Spnnish War. By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press. St. Petersburg, Jan. 22. The corres pondent of the Associated Press "here lias obtained the following statement from the Russian foreign office re garding the announcement made In the Drltlsli house of commons Monday concerning negotiations between the powers before and after the outbreak of the Spanish-American war and the assertions made by a Hritish foreign olllclal to a representative of the As sociated Press on tho same subject: 'Itusslu has always been and now Is extremely desirous of maintaining amicable relations with the United States. Russia never had any atten tion In participating hi any collective step In the Spanish-America dispute which did not directly concern her. Is'or did Russia receive any proposition from any power with such a view. "Indeed we received no Information regarding Austria's alleged Initiative or about an attempt op the part of any of the powers to Interfere In tho Inter ests of Spain. Schwab Meets Francis Joseph. Uy Cichuhc Wire from The Awoclated Preii. Vienna, .Ian, 2i llio major of Vienna pie. heided t'liatlei M, Schwab, president of tho Uni ted Stales Steel corporation, to llinpeior I'micUi Ju-cpbtit tho CHUenV hall tonight. 'Ihc cmpeior mid Mr. Schwab cumcTsel ut tome leuRth upon ccimiueiclal nutters. The emperor cprcscd Ml u-Biet at the early tlepaituiu of Mr. Schwab fiom Vienna, as it would lUevc-nt his majesty fiom iccelvlliii him attain. Mr. Schwab will Irawi for lloilln tomorrow and will thence proceed to 1'aiU uud Loudon. Bank Bobbers Captured. By i:xclulvo Wire bom 'lite Akuic-iatcd I'resi. IlJilfoitl, Ky., Jan, !!. Tlie lunk of llarlfjrd wus lobbed of between s-,.Vk) uimI if-tfiM at D it, in, today by four men who blew- open the nfo and escaped alter a futile et h.ui;e of t-liots with lint depttly therltt and kuiiip citizens, 'I hey re captured, however, by Deputy Sherllf Kenwit sail a pad. of bloodhoiiniU alltr a nhntt tluic. All of Ihc tlolcii money wan ictourcd. Inspector Saxton Dismissed, Py Kxcliudve Wltc fiom The Amoclitcd Preit. W.iliInaton, Jun, Si, -Upon tho reconmteiida, I lull of liipiilvratloii L'oniinUsloiter 1'ilchie, of Xc-w Yolk, hiiporvl.ini; Inspector I'r.tuk Rutou, on duly at .New Yoik city, hat been dhuiUcd from the hcrviec. He lu been on duty aj m pervUluu Inspector at New Ymk for llm put teven or eight montlu. 'Ihc ground for dl.iul t,al la lilvcit ui neglect of duty, , Steamship Arrivals. fly Exclutlre Wire from The Associated PrcM. New York, Jan. Si, Arrived: Itotteidam, Hot. tcrdjin. Sailed: Philadelphia, rxiuthaiupio'i; (Jeimanic, Liverpool; SoulhwaiL, Antwerp. (Juceiutow n Arrived: Teutonic, New York for Liverpool (and proceeded). Southampton Ar rived: St, Louis, New York, SPLIT IN BOWXINtt GONGIBESS. Western Men Accused of Stuffing tho Proxy Box at Buffalo, lly Ktcla'lve Wire from The Associated Pres. Buffalo, N. Y Jan. '22. The split In tho American Bowling congress, which had been threatening since tho body convened hero In annual session, emtio this afternoon, when the Kastcrn dele gates left tho hall In a body nnd de clined to take any part In tho consid eration of matters before Hie conven tion. Tho Western delegates then elected the following officers. President, Frank Ij. Pasdelotip, of Chicago; llrst vlco "president, W. V. Thompson, Chicago; second vice presi dent, M. A. Phillips, St. Louis; secre tary, Samuel ICnrpf, Dayton, Ohio; treasurer, George M. Sterns, Dos Moines, Iowa. The split was the outcome 'of the Western men voting a greater num ber of proxies than the Eastern men would) admit they were entitled to. COLOMBIAN REBELS ON CANAL QUESTION Gen. Modesto Onrces States His Par ty Is Anxious That the United States Shall Own the Canal. Uy KvUnsivc Wlte from The Associated l'rc.v. New York, Jan. 22. General Modesto Gurces, second in command of the Colombian Insurgent forces, said to day with reference to the attitude of his party on the canal question: "The Liberal party In Colombia Is anxious that the United States shall own, nianngo and control the Panama canal and. If In power, will enact a new constitution granting the United States land requisite for the canal, In perpetuity. It shall concede better terms than exist as to annual pay ments to the Colombian government on account of its previous contract with the French Canal company. If successful In establishing a govern ment the Liberal party will be in a position to treat officially with the United States regarding all canal mat ters. "The situation In Colombia," be continued, "Is this: The Liberal ar mies located at different points throughout the Interior of ' Colombia numbers more than 20,000 men under efficient generals.. All are t volunteers, serving 'without pay and have met with most encouraging success In captur ing strategic points. When these ar mies are Increased In strength by the receipt nC arms " nnd ammunition al ready shipped to them, we believe the Colombian government will be forced to capitulate or amend Its constitu tion to conform with the clear cut modern Ideas which the Liberal party is lighting for and particularly relating to the matter of the Panama canal." SWOLLEN STREAMS AGAIN ON RAMPAGE Considerable Damage and Incon venience Results from Recent Downpour. By llvxlusive Wire fiom The Associated Press. Pottsvllle, Pa Jan. 22. The rain of the past twenty-four hours has swollen the Schuylkill and Its tributaries, some of which have overflowed their banks. Cressona was the scene of a deluge early this morning and much damage was caused by the flooding of cellars. The water Is gaining in many of the inner workings of the mines, and it Is feared that the damages of December will be repeated. Ilazleton, Pa Jan. 22. Right of the collieries In the Ilazleton district, which had recently resumed operations after being Idle since the Hood in December, were closed down again today because of the high water In the workings, us a result of last night's heavy rain. Wilmington, Del,, Jan. 22, Great floods along the Brandywlne attended last night's heavy rain. At Thompson's bridge, near Birming ham, ii team owned by William Forbes was washed Into the stream and both horses -and the colored driver, Fred erick Douglass Brown, were drowned and their bodies carried down the stream. Shamokln, Pa Jnn, 22. A severe rnln storm setting In yesterday morn ing and ending this afternoon, flooded a large number of collieries In this region. A section of the Lehigh Valley railroad, near Green Uldge, was washed away bv Coal Run creek overflowing Its banks. Lowlands between hero and Sunbury are completely Inundated, acres of farming land being swept by culm from tho mines. Lancaster, Pa., Jan, 22. An Ice gorge has formed In the Susquehanna Just below Washington boiough. Ice has Jammed between the shore nnd an Isl and n half mile off shore to a height of fifty feet. No serious damage has yet been done, but danger Is feared from tho Ice and flood waters now com ing down the stream from points far ther up the river. At Washington borough the tracks of tho Port Deposit and Columbia Railroad are covered by water to a depth of three feet and traffic lias been stopped. Beaver Cases Transferred. Uy Ciclirvlve Wire from The Aociatcd Prejci. Philadelphia, Jan, :!. Iho Supremo lourt, for want of Jurisdiction, today refiu-cd to hear two Jle.twr county cascj and transferred them in the Superior court for aiijiiineut at tho '".t of Ilia appellants. 'The cacn transfer led wete: Ite-pctU lion SIiuiiioih et ol o township of Hoi hosier, and ttoie et al., apprllpitU, 4, comity of Heater, Bishop of Western Massachusetts. Uy Ctcluiive Wire from The Associated 1'reei. Sprluirrleld, Mass,, ,1m. 22. Ihc ltev. Dr. Vin ton, "of Woic'CMlcr, v.n fleeted bhhtui of the uewly-cicatid '.Protestant , I'pUcopal dlocrte of Wcateiu Mj.-s.icIiumHU tcibv. Patrick Jury Selected. Dy Kxcliuive Who (rem The Atsoclatcd Pie. New York, Jan. $i. The work of koleellnjr a jury (or the trial o( Albert II. Patrick on the charge of havloc murdered William M. Dice, formerly of Tciai, vvu completed today. CHAUNCEY ON STABBED IN THE BACK. Mazercno Pascolint Arrested Yes terday Chargod -with Feloniously Wounding Massimino Ceconi. Mozereno Pascollnl was arrested yes terday on Lackawanna avenue by Pat rolmen Sartor and Jlaggerty on the charge of stabbing Massimino Ceconi last Sunday night. The warrant for his urrest was Issued by Magistrate John T. Howe. Both men arc Italians residing on Breck street, South Scranton. Ceconi attended a celebration on Sunday night nt the home of a neighbor and was called outside by Pascollnl, who accused him of making remarks re flecting upon him (Pascollnl). Ceconi told him that he wouldn't talk to him and started for the house. According to the statement of nn eyewitness, Pascollnl followed him and stabbed him In the back with a. long knife just as ho was entering the house. Ceconi lost a great deal of blood and was taken home where he was attend ed by Dr. James A. Manley. The doc tor thought at first thut his Injuries were fatal but has since discovered that no vital organ was pierced and stated yesterday that the man would probably recover, Pascollnl escaped after the stabbing but didn't attempt to leave town and was captured without difficulty. He will be given a hearing on the charge of felonious wounding before Magis trate Howe this morning. OVERTURES PROM BOERS Representative of the London Mews Hears of Wore Peace Talk. lly Kvcliulvo Wire from The Asmclnted Press. London, Jun. 23. A representative of the Dally News hi 'the lobbies of par liament hears that there has certainly been some sort of peace overtures from the Boers, but that the unyielding atti tude of Lord Mllner, the British high commissioner In South Africa has, as before, proved an Insurmountable ob stacle In the matter. 'The Hague correspondent of the Daily News says that Dr Leyds, the Ruropean representative of the Trans vaal, and Abraham Fischer, the leader of the Boer delegates are having fre quent and prolonged interviews with Dr. Van Linden, the Dutch minister of foreign alTalrs and Prof. Asser, the jurist, and chairman of the arbitra tion court nt the Hague. A correspondent of the Telegraph wiring from Brussels says that the Dutch pro-Boer press has published a note Issued by Mr. Kruger, declaring that no peace negotiations will be con sidered except upon the basis of the re tention of Boer Independence. This note Is regarded as a reply to the speech of Mr. .Chamberlain, the Boer colonial secretary. PAN-AMERICANS APPROVE CANAL Republics Assembled at Interna tional Conference in Mexico, Applaud United States. By Inclusive Wire from The Assoc lateil Pre.sa. Mexico City, Jan. 22. The Pan-Amer-lcan conference today gave approval to an hiter-oceanlc canal. The resolution, which wus carried unanimously by acclamation, is as fol lows: "The republics assembled at the In ternational conference In Mexico ap plaud the purpose of the United States government to construct an Inter oceanlc canal and acknowledge that this work will not only be worthy of tho greatness of tho Amerlcun people, but also In the highest seiihe a work of clvlllzatlpn and to the greatest de gree bononelnl to the development of commerce between tho American states and the other countries of tho world." Volney W, Foster, one of the Unltel States delegates, In behalf of the dele gation, thanked the conference for Its resolution. Strikers Return to Work. Dy Inclusive Wire from The Aoeltcd Prew. WilUs-Uarrc, -Ian. 2. -Tim .Hike of the union miner ut the Wist laid collltiy at Miicanaipia, ended today, the men gnluir bad. on the pioui l.e of tho company that the iioii-uuiuu nun now- emplojcd would be dl harmed a fnou as they finished the liuprcneiiinitii they are vvntk n' upon. DEATHS OP A DAY. llj ;ulte Wire from The An-oclated I'reu. .otilMille. Ivy, Jan. ii.-Piof. r.iuil Micffcr, aKed I'D, one of the hcrl-kuowu c licuils-.'s In tin country, died at h'u home in lids illy lodai of the inllnnltle t( old axe. In I WO, Pif. hliif fir ilisi om rt-cl the foimula for inaklni,- liquid pep t'll and the uiiuuuuicinvnl clctiUd a irrcat icn-J-tlou In all medical and chemical elided of tho wuild. Two .tcaik later he illfcourcsl Ihc for mula for makliiK the nit or potvdcied foim ol peiln. Ann Alitor, Jllch., Jan. Si llufus Yaplt-t, a foiinrr dUtilct Jtidire in lambdaiM ami the au thor of M-vcral well known law tet hook, among litem "Waplei on Attchmentu," died ol brut tlUeam lat iilttiit, aged 7" years. Ho wa bom In Pelanare, moved to New- Oilearut In lSln, where lie studied law-, and came to Ann Arbor in m. .Sluuv, llt.v, Iowa, Jan. 82. Hob Kneeb, the horofinaii. who became famous a few- jcais igo, through hi Imprisonment In Germany for rac ing an alleged "riojtr," IJctUel, U dead, lit vtai 05 )cr of igc. BLACK DEMOCRACY Replies to Questions as to the Best Methods of Or- uanlzatlon. SHOULD INCLUDE ALL TO INSURE SUCCESS Nothing Could Ro More Fatal Than the Reckless nnd Useless Perpetu ation of Recent Difficulties Ho Believes That It Would Have Been Better to Have Erabraoed BI metallsni Than to Allow Republi cans to Secure Control of the Gov ernment. By Exclusive Wire from The Ansoclnlecl Prtvs. Chester, Pa., Jan. 22. Ex-Lleuteunnt Governor Chnuncey P. Black has writ ten a letter to Samuel Fetters. II. B. Schofleld and others, of Chester and Delaware counties, In reply to a joint letter sent by them to Mr. Black asking his ndvice as to organizing tho Demo cratic party of Pennsylvania. Mr. Black, In his letter, treuts the subject at considerable length. In part, he says: "You ask me how the Democratic party may be best organized to accom plish those great public and patriotic objects for which it exists. I answer thittrlf we would succeed, In tho Im mediate future, the party must bo so organized as to Include within Its rans all those who adhere to Democratic principles. Nothing could be more un wlse.perhaps fatal, than the leckless and useless perpetuation of recent difficul ties. I suppose you and 1, being straight Democrats, supported Mr. Bryan and those great declarations of human rights the Chicago and Kansas City platforms with all the fervor of which we were capable. But there were some Democrats, most of them as honest as we, who magnified the silver question Into a vital Issue, and whou therefore, disagreeing with us, our platforms and our candidates, assisted directly or In directly to put the Imperialist party Into power. They have realized their error. They see the republic trans formed Into an empire. They see the constitution disregarded, the govern ment administered in the Interest of a class, the money power omnipotent, the congress taxing for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many, gigan tic Industrial combinations flourishing unopposed, and mi Kurupeun colonial system established Instead of our famil iar and constitutional Ainerlcan terri torial system, with the mighty military and naval armaments required to sup port It. These Democrats, who were misled by false and corrupt clamor Into helping to bring on this condition of things, nre heartily sick and sorry. They are quite able to see now that even If bltmetallsm bad really tho menace to commercial prosperity which It was represented to be, It was a mere trifle In comparison with the transfor mation of our Republican government, which has taken place and Is taking place. The limited or unlimited coin age of silver was a question of mere economy or expediency. It was not a constitutional question. It did not touch the rights or liberties of our people. Democrats might differ about It with perfect freedom. A mistake about It could easily be corrected. Those, therefore, who left the Demo cratic party because of It, left with reasonable provocation, and we, tho nearly seven millions of Democrats, who remain faithful, must bo careful that we do not Incur a like guilt by continuing to exclude them for differ ence of opinion upon an altogether minor matter. We want them all back. None of us who supported the Chlcngo and Knnsas City platforms and fol lowed, with Joy and pride, that glor ious tribune of the common peoplo of America, William J. Bryan, feci the smallest sense of i egret for our action In those days which tried men's souls. Wo would gladly do the same again. Biit for tho present the issue Is ever past. Tho goid standard has won, Tho crjmo Is complete. As to Organization. "I always have believed that thero Is no organization so perfectly ndupt ed tu tliu work as that of popular clubs or Democratic societies. There has not been a single Instance In tho history of the country where the Insti tution of an honest, earnest Demo cratic club has not Increased the Democratic votu tu tliu community wheio It existed. 1 am still president of tho Demuc ratio Society of Pennsyl vania, and I urn a member of the ex ecutive committee, of the Natlouul As sociation of Democratic) clubs. I do not believe utiything Important can bo iiccninpllshed. either In the statu or nation, without u thorough club or ganization. The club Is tho arena of discussion, the challenge to the enemy, the engine of ugltatlon, ns It has ever been and uver will be. Against tho combined monopolies of tho country tho club affords the only support to the Individual voter, When every true man stunds shoulder to shoulder with his fellow In tho club ho Is invincible, Outside he Is open to !n ttmlclutlou, corruption and seduction, Let us iiiuke the club system universal and perfect, t -r -r 4- -l WEATHER FORECAST, -- Washington, Jan. 2J. Forecast for f- Thurbday and Friday: Eastern l'rnnvl- 4- aula Fair Thurwkiy. Ftldaj, ilotitl.v und, 4- warmer; probably rain In south and wv -t- 4- or rain in north portion; frcc-li to brik - 4- westerly vvlndj becoming varlible. - 4-4t4-4t4-4-4-4-,4-t .4.t LMrWt-ij.j.