The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 24, 1902, Image 1

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Committee Finds That Gharaes of
Miss Meredith Are Entlrclu
Without Foundation
"Report of the Investigating Commit
tee Entirely Exonerates President
Mitchell of All Charges Confidence
Is Expressed in His Honor and In
tegrity Mr. Mitchell Thanks the
Convention for Expressions of Good
Will Criticism of Guards Who
Protect Non-Union Miners from
Violent Assault.
By i:clitaic Wire hum The A-iooI.ilcd I'M"";.
Indianapolis-, Jim. 23, The United
Mine Workers' convention today con
sidered, Item by Item, u partial report
of the committee on resolutions.
The resolutions Were presented by the
committee as It had received them, to
gether with the recommendations. The
llrst was that the United Mine ."Work
ers' Journal be printed In the Slavonic,
ns well as In the English language. The
committee recommendation was ad
verse. A second resolution was to the effect
that two pages of the journal be printed
In the Polish language. This led to a
prolonged discussion,
President Mitchell explained that the
experiment of printing two pages of
the Journal In the Slavonic language
had been tried without good results, it
costing the organization 31,040 to em-'
ploy a man to set those two pases,
when the foreign circulation was only
All le'solutlons asking for the print
ing of documents In any language but
the English langunge were voted down,
although the Polish delegations made
a strong plea to have the paper printed
in their tongue.-
A resolution that every local union of
mine workers' organization bo fui
nlshcd with i copy of the verbatim ic
ports of till the proceedings, of the na
tional convention brought up tho dis
cussion. The committee recommended
against the resolution, which failed of
The committee refused to concur In
the resolution' providing that all men
doing guard duty "taking part in a
private army," in the service of any
coal corporation should be eternally de
barred from becoming members of the
United Mine Workers' organization. In
the discussion following the resolution,
antagonism to all guards who protect
men employed by coal corporations,
cropped out. There was a difference of
opinion as whether this resolution
would debar militia men from member
ship, in the miners' organization, but
President Mitchell said it would not do
so. The discussion gave opportunity
for the most burning criticism of
guards who protect non-union miners.
Another resolution for the "establish
ment of a fund for the purpose of help
ing all miners over fifty years of age
and disabled miners, and that each and
every member of the United Mine
Workers of America be assessed for
that purpose," was tabled.
A resolution of sympathy with wo
men labor organizations and offering
to extend its aid whenever possible
was adopted.
A resolution to incit'ase the mine
workers.' olllcials' salaries by the same
per cent, as the mine workers obtnlned,
an Increase in wages, failed of adop
tion. Having finished the partial report of
the resolutions committee, the commit
tee took tip tnn report of the Investi
gating committee.
Report on Miss Meredith's Charges,
The following .report was then sub
mitted und adopted by a rising vote
today: f
To the Officers and Members of the Thirteenth
Annual Convention of United Mine Workers ut
Cc lit Irmcii : We, jour committee appointed to
Imcsllg.iln the ilurges and counter ihargcs that
1 i.i o btcn u.vcil between MI.ns Molllo Mcicdltli
ami offiuT.s of our organization, beer Idle to makes
the following report:
We llnlld then; was no foundation in fart for
the ilurgeu prefemd by Mini Meredith, and bet;
lenc to submit the follow luff resolution:
Whereas, Where one, Miss Molllo Meiedllli, li,u
Issued circular U'ttus containing fctatcincuts and
making allegations derogatory lo the personal and
uftiolal honor of the president, tlie secretary and
other oflleers of the United Mlna Workers, of
Amcrlui and.
Whereat), Wo believe that such statements coin.
Ing from any source whatever aie liable Irre.
parably to damage our organization and tlioutJ
lie and aro hereby condemned; if any peiaou or
jirrjoru feel or know that officers or members of
the United Mino Workers of America aro derellit
in their duty, charges tliQiild ami must bo i in
ferred In tho proper manner and hao tho guilty
parlies properly punished, and
Whereas, Said statements wero intended and
calculated to Injure the president, the secretary
ml other officers of the United Mine Workers of
America, and
Whereas, Wo believe and know that the nit offlccrs and our organization did all that
lionoiable inert should do to piotect our organ,
izatlon, ami its funds at the time Mr, I'earce una
rcmoed from office, and
Wlureaa, We have every confidence in the
bono Integrity aud faithfulness ot our officers,
thciefore, be it
Itcohvd, That this contention by a rising vote.
Indorse in cveiy particular the action of t of.
fern u the Pcarco matter.
nicrtfulljr Mimbltted, James VU llecnen, pres
ident! W, 1). Itjan, secretary! W, 11. llaskins, 8.
S. Lynch, T. Gilbert, J. I). Wood, William
Uodds, Lawtcnco I.oie, T, D. Nichols.
Mr, Mitchell's Speech.
After tho report hud been miaul
mously adopted, there were loud cries
for Mchell. The president stepped to
the fiont of the platform und suld:
lucre ! my little that tny feelings will per.:
mlt me lo iwy. A great wrong lux been done Mr.
Wilton and lnjclf. It Inn been repaired a far
in you can repair it, but It linn not been wholly
repaired. 1'rnin one end of tlicv loiinhy to tho
other your fellow (iiiflMiini hmo heanl the re.
poll lint charges b.iie been prefened iiitallitt
your national offl-em. M.inv who Ii.ino heird
the iuii'oll&ii4 belleM' them to be tine. I thank
jou fi I the ull.iiilinoiH ule shotting o;n eonll
Ipni'j end tni"t.
At the close of his speech the cheer
ing wuh utmost deafening, Then there
wero wills for Secretary Wilson. Ho
Picsldont o"f the I'nlted Mill" Wolkers ofrmcrlc.i.
responded briefly, after which the
convention took a recess until after
noon. The statement was made today by
members of the scale committee that
the miners outside of Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois will make
no attempt at this convention to break
into the inter-state agreement wh'ch
is binding between the operators and
miners of these four states. Iowa tried
to get In last year, but President
Reese of that state, who is also chair
man of the scale committee, said to
day that Iowa and other states will
wait until next year., when "the 'miners
hope to be in a position to 'get recogni
tion from iiioreioperntors.
By tlie action of the lust national
convention, Virginia and West "Vir
ginia -were to have been Included in
this year's Joint conference, but Ileese
unci others say now that they do not
expect any opeiators from those states
to attend.
it is also conceded by the miners' of
ficials that the movement to got the
operators of Virginia and West Vir
ginia to meet them in this city Is al
most a failure, although it Is contended
that the work of thf organization is
advancing satisfactorily In both states.
The scale committee had another meet
ing this afternoon, but will not be
reads to renort bsfore Saturday and
j possibly until tho middle of next
! week. President Van Horn of Indiana
indicated this afternoon that the min
ers of this state will demand an in
crease of more than 10 cents a ton,
but no agreement had been reached as
to whether or not an absolute run of '
mine basis Will be nsked for thii state.
However, tho Pennsylvania nnd Ohio
men are no less determined than they
were at the opening of tlie convention
to obtain, If possible, a general adop
tion of run of mine.
Socialism Disapproved.
The convention emphatically disap
proved of a Socialistic resolution, to the
effect that a political party should be
organized, having for its purpose tho
welfare of the laboring people of the
country "In fighting for government
Almost the entire time of the after
noon session was taken up with con
sidering the work of the credentials
In the course of tho afternoon pio
cecdlng Hubert Noren, representative of
tho National Custom Tailors' associa
tion, addressed the convention by per
mission and asked tho endorsement by
thi! mino workers of a strlko that had
been declared by the Chicago locul of
his organization against a tailoring
company of that city. The company,
Mr, Nmen said, wanted Its employes to
work for from llflccn to thirty-live per
cent, less than the union wages
On motion of Secretary-Treasurer
"Wilson, the boycott against the Chicago
company was unanimously endorsed by
tho convention,
The election of oll'cers amis made si
special order of business for tomorrow
Narrow Escape of Engineer Bailey
of the N. Y., S. & W. R. R.
Special In the Rcranton Tribune-.
Stroudsbiirg, Jim, 23. High water, of
Monday last, undermined the "bent'-'
under tho trestle at the eastern end of
the New York, Susquehanna und West
ern railroad trestle bridge, over tho
McMichaels creek, causing It to sink
down about two feet, last night, while
Engineer Bailey was bringing his loco
motive and three cars across,
Ualley felt the structure giving away
and quickly opened wide tho throttle,
causing tho engine to tear loose from
Its tank, which had alrcudy sunk with
tho bridge, und move on In safety, All
tho train crew except ono wer? on the
engine, and hud It gone down a heavy
loss of life would have resulted,
My i:cluslc WJrp from The Associated l'reiis.
WUkct-llarrc, Jan. El. Thieo deullw by acci
dent oct imcd near here today, Willi jm ('amp
bell, a farmer whoso leg wan bioKcn a wecU ago,
died of blood imUonlug after amputation,
Thomas Kartell, wlioc ankle wai crushed in
the Atwa mine, died after the amputation,
Andrew Xev;alli waa crushed to death under a
runaway car in the Kingston mino
HPK V mLpsiiiiiiiisS
Work Done by tho Department of
Agriculture of Ponnsylvnnla.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlie Asoelalcd PrcM.
iHarrisbui'R, Pn., Jan, 23. The work
being done by the department of agri
culture In' tho enforcement, or tho pure
food laws In Pennsylvania was ex
plained In detail by Dairy and Food
Commissioner Cope aud other ofllelnls
ot the department nt today's session ot
the state board of usrlo.illture. AVhen
they had finished these statements a
resolution expressing confidence In tho
Integrity and faithfulness of the oflleers.
of tlie department und pledging them
the board's hearty support In the en
forcement of the laws, was unanimous
ly adopted:
A committee composed of II. V.Whlte,
of Hloomsburg! W. F. McSparron, of
Lancaster, aid S. F, .Inrber, of Hurrls
burg, appointed by Secretary of Agri
culture Hamilton, reported that It had
made a careful examination Into the
accounts and workings of the dairy and
pure food division and found that ac
tive efforts wero being nijide by Com
missioner Cone and his assistants to
enforce the laws. Mr. Cope submitted
a statement showing that during last
year 1,913 samples were taken and ana
lyzed by the bureau, of which 78!) were
found to bo adulterated.
Reports were also presented showing
that over $10,000 was collected In fines
by the bureau during the year, and that
of fifty-eight oleo suspects brought
under the oleo law, enacted by the last
legislature, twenty-five were termin
Foreign Representatives Are
Received in the For
bidden City.
By i:vlutitc Wire from The Associated Press.
Pekin, Jan. 23. The ministers of the
foreign powers here have attained the
goal which has been their aim since
intercourse between China nnd the
powers began. They have been re
ceived as representatives of sovereigns
equal in rank to the Chinese emperor.
The audience yesterday between the
empeior and the ministers were held
in the Innermost large hall of the For
bidden City. The emperor sat on a
dais behind a table. There wore four
princes at -the back of his chair and a
dozen of.lcials' at "each side.
Tlie dowager empress was concealed
by a screen, according to the stories
of the attendants, and remained In- '
The audience chamber was furnished
ornately, in contrast to the dingy
rooms which served for these audiences
under the old regime. '
The secretaries translated the ad
dresses of the ministers, copies of
which were handed to the emperor. '
The replies were delivered by Prince I
Chins. '
The emperor was t silent throughout
the audiences and remained stolid and ,
Impassive. j
Formerly the emperor replied to the
ministers in Manchu, and the Prince
interpreted what he said. Today he
appeared as an automaton, and the
secretaries of the foreign ministers
who were present report that he looked
weaker, less intellectual and more
childish than prior to the siege of the
The ministers of tlie foreign powers
entered the Forbidden City at the main
gate, leaving their military escorts out
side. At the second gate they entered
yellow chairs, like those furnished for
the princes and secretaries. They
walked through the Inner courts of the
Forbidden City and their cortege re
tired from the city by the east gate.
The Boor Commandant Had Been
Convicted of Seven Cold-Bloodcd
Bj' Kxelusbc W'Ire fioin The Ansoclatcd l're.
London, Jan, 23. The wnr secretary,
Mr, Broderlek, was asked- by William
Redmond (Irish Nationalist), in tlie
house of commons today, why Com
mandant Scheepers was executed lust
Saturday at Clraaff-Uelnet, Capo Col
ony. Tho secretary replied that Scheep
ers was shot because ho had been con
victed of various offences against the
usages of war, Including seven cold
blooded murders of natives, nnd the
Hogging of a white man, Mr. Brodrlck
added that the fact that Commandant
Scheepers wns a prisoner of war car
ried no exemption from trial for mur
der or other violations of the rules of
Mr. Balfour, tho government lender
In the house, partially parried an In
teresting question, put by Mr. McLaren
(Liberal) us to whether any proposals
In behalf of the leaders of the Boers,
with the view of bringing obout u set
tlement of tho wur, had been received
by tho government since the negotia
tions between Generul Kitchener and
General Botha,
"No proposal of that kind," said Mr,
Bnlfour, "has reached us on tho pnrt ot
uny one uble to speak for tho leaders
of the Boer forces,"
The evasive reply of tho government
leader wuh tuken to be u coiillrmntlon
of the reports Unit proposals had been
received from tho Boer delegates In
Europe, but had been rejected.
Steamship Arrivals.
Dy Excluihe Wire from The Associated Prru.
New .Vmk Jan. 'ii. Aubed: Celtic, l.h,er
pool am! (ueciMown, Sailed; I.a Sawle, Havre,
l.iierpool Airbed; Teutonic, New York.
(dt'eutow u Sailed Oceania (from Liverpool),
New York.
Pensions Granted.
By Kieliuhe Wire from The Associated I'rcw.
Washington, Jan. 23. I'eiwioru granted: Kinina
O. JIudion (widow), of Kingston, to; Henry I)U,
Wtwly, f8.
Gtilnnmcii Are Brourjlit Before the
Seiljite Committee on lm--'
The Prisoners Admit That They En
tered the United States in 1897 on
Forged Certificates Mr. Campbell
Believes,lThnt Nearly 100,000 Chi
nese Wore Smuggled Into This
Dy GtoIuiIic Vire from Tlie Associated Piew.
Washington, .Tnn. 23. While the sen
ate committee on Immigration was to
duy engaged In hearing arguments
relative to 'the Chinese -exclusion bills
now pendliig In congress, Mr. T. V.
Po.wderly, the commissioner of immi
gration, orougnt to tne committee
room, In custody of a United States
marshal, t(o alleged Chinese mer
chants, who! he said, were fair samples
of the "merchnnts" Minister Wu had
referred to at a former meeting of the
committee. A
Mr. Wu, It? was said, had spoken of
Indignities and humiliations alleged to
have been suffered by Chinese mer
chants at the hands of our immigra
tion officers.
Through an Interpreter, the prison
ers, Lee Sang? nnd Chan Ling, admitted
that they had entered the United States
in 1S97 on fo'rged certificates, alleging
that they were merchants, and that
they know 6f the deception. Asked
what disposition was to be made of
them, Mr. Powderly said they would be
given a fair hearing, but that they
would ultimately be deported.
The interpreter, Charles Kee, a treas
ury official, described methods pursued
by a Chinese. company, of Chicago, in
manufacturing fraudulent certificates.
Mr. Richard K. Campbell, a Chinese
inspector, said that in his opinion there
were 100,000 Chinese in the. United
States who were admitted on false cer
tificates. Mr. Foster contended that there were j
only f)3,000 Chinese In the United States,
but Mr. Campbell stated that the de
partment's' rfifomintion..VHS that the '
Chinese in this country numbered at I
least 300,000.
The committee will further consider
the subject next Monday.
Later in the day the two Chinamen
were arraigned before a United States
commissioner and held for a hearing on
Tuesday next.
The Document, It Is Expected, Will
Be Sent to Congress in
a Eew Days.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Jan. 23. Tho Industrial
commission, after several years spent
In investigating the Industrial condi
tion of the country with the view of
making recommendations calculated to
assist in the solution of the problems
of tho times, has completed and sent
to the printer its final report. It is
expected that this report will be sent
to congress, as required by law, within
the next few clays. Tne final document
makes a volume of about 1,000 pages,
and will bo a review of the evidence
contained In the previously published
volumes. In this last volume tlie Vari
ous questions which have been con
sidered In the course of the inquiry are
discussed under separate headings, and
recommendations aro mnde. On the
subject of trusts, the commission fol
lows closely tho lines of recommenda
tions laid down by the president In his
annual message. Supervision by tho
national government Is recommended.
The most radical specific step suggested
In that direction by the report Is that
the books of all corporations should be
subject at all times to Inspection, as aro
the books 'of national banks, Tli)s, It
is claimed, would go fur toward pro
tecting the public against impositions
In tho way of over capitalization and
other devices.
The commission discusses government
ownership of railroads and telegraphs,
but does not recommend such a depart
ure from present methods. There aro
some recommendations concerning tax
ation that will attract attention, One
of these looks to the Imposition of cer
tain taxes on prlvute property by the
states direct, Tho report has been
signed by all the members except some
of tlie congressional members, who
withhold their signatures because they
have not had un opportunity to exam
Ino tho report carefully.
Has Been' Paid the S370.GO0 Due
China from tho United States,
Dy Exelushf Wire from The Associaled Press,
Washington, Jan. 23. Secretary Hay
today handed to Minister Wu a draft
on the Uplted States treasury for $376,
600, being tlie value of the silver bullion
captured by tho American marines at
Inasmuch ns Minister Wu Is charged
with tho payment of salaries of tho
Chinese consuls in tho United States
nnd with defraying tho expenses of the
Chinese legations In WuBhlngton, in
Limn and In Madrid, It Is believed this
money will bo upplled to such purposes.
Murder of Mrs, Allen.
Ily l.'sibwho Wire from The Associated l'rt'43.
.few York, Jan. U. Tho body of Jim. luuella
Allen, of Whto 1'Ialnj, uo found in a ilump of
bushed near her home today. She had evidently
bien murdered, for her head waa battered in aud
badly mutilated. She u last tcca alive yesterday.
Now Set of Officials Elected nt the
Buffalo Congress,
Dy Kitlmlve Wire from The Auoclittd Pre.
Buffalo, Jan. 23. Tho warring fac
tions In tlie American Bowling congress
got together tonight nnd settled their
differences. The election of oflleers held
yesterday was reconsidered, and u new
set of ofllelnls elected, Mayor Charles
A. Bookwalter, of Indianapolis, Is the
president of the congress for the ensil
ing year. The convention and tourna
ment of 1P03 ulso goes to Indianapolis.
The clause in the constitution regard
ing the admission of proxy votes at the
annual convention, which caused all tho
friction, was eliminated. A substitute
offered by Bernard J. Yorke, of New
York, providing that no delegate shall
have more than one vote, wuh adopted
Other oflleers elected are as follows:
First vice-president, W. B. Thompson,
of Chicago; second vice-president, F,
W. Pryor, of Xcw York; secretary,
Sumuel Knrpf, of Dayton, O.i treas
urer, George M. Stearns, of lown,
McLean and Steets, of Chicago! won
first prlzu in the two-men class. Their
score of 1237 Is u new record. The other
prize-winners were:
Second, Kruge nnd Dylngcr, Los An
geles, Ciil., 1220; third, Klhvert and
Funcho, Belleville, 111., 3169.
Selected by New Jersey Leg
islature at Trenton
i Yesterday.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Vresa.
Trenton, N, J Jan. 23. The Republi
can caucus to select a candidate for
United States senator to be supported
during the present session of the leg
islature to succeed the late General
Sewell. selected on the nineteenth bal
lot John F. Dryden, of Newark, presi
dent of the Prudqntlal Insurance com
pany. Mr. Dryden, on the nineteenth
ballot, received exactly the necessary
32 votes. Ills principal rivals in the
contest were State Senator Stokes, of
Cumberland county, and former United
States Attorney General John W.
Griggs. Congressman Gardner, ex
Sheriff David BalrcJ, of Camden, and
Barker GUmmere, of Mercer, were also
in the field, and while they received a
fair amount of support In -the early
balloting It -wait' at no time doubted
that the contest, was "between Messrs.
Dryden, Stokes anM Griggs.
On the first ballot. Mr. Dryden re
ceived 19 votes,; Mr. Griggs, 15; Mr.
Stokes, 31; Mr. Gardner, 5; Mr. Gum
mere, V. During the first dozen ballots
the votes of Messrs. Gardner, Balrd and
Gummere fluctuated a great deal, while
the vote f Mr. Griggs remained sta
tionery, and that of Mr, Dryden in
creased to 24, and the vote of Mr.
Stokes went up and down as the sup
porters of the other three South Jersey
candidates voted either for him or their
own particular favorite.
The balloting continued In this way
until the close of the seventeenth ballot,
when the South Jersey members held
a conference and all decided to go to
Stokes. The eighteenth ballot resulted
In Mr, Dryden getting 24 votes; Mr.
Stokes, 24, and Mr. Griggs, 15.
As the roll call for the nineteenth
ballot was concluded the total stood:
Dryden, 31; Stokes, 29, and Griggs. 3.
Senator Cross, of Union, one of the
three Griggs men, changed his vote and
gave Mr; Dryden the necessary thirty
second vote. ' The voto was at once
made unanimous. The P.epubllciuis
have a majority on joint ballot of 43,
which assures the election of Mr. Dry
den, ns the caucus action Is binding.
Pittshu'rp; Minister Refuses to Open
His Church for Services of
the Above Nature.
Fly tardus!) r Wiri" from The Associated Press.
Pittsburg, Jan. 24. Rev. Thomas R.
Parry, sustained by the trustees of the
Plrst Presbyterian church of Wllklns
burg, has refused the citizens the use
of his church for McKlnley memorial
services on Wednesday night next.
When asked tho reason for his action,
Ilev, Parry said;
"Our church has been used too fre
quently for demonstrations of n pub
lic rather than n religious nuture,
livery time a public meeting was call
ed my church was mude the meeting
place. That Is not what It was built
for; It wns built for tho worship of
God, This thine of turning over tho
church to uny one at any time linn be
come "like Mark Twain's mule too
monotonous, To ullow the citizens the
use of tho church would be to deprive
the members of the church of their
regular Wednesday evening prayer
meeting. That Ib all 1 have to suy,"
Danish West Indies Deal.
Ily tailtuhr Wile from Tho Asoelatcd Viem.
L'c'i'iiiliagin, ,lai.. S.I. Autliuilty t tdipi tho
D.mbli Went Indies treaty wu. rallied to the Din.
M minister nt 'Wavhliiutoii, (', llnm, this niter,
noun. It U cxiiecled that the' Irruty will lu
sinned at micu and Hut ft "111 l at niifo trans,
milted to tho Miute. Its prompt ratification is
Ily l.'M'ltusIic Wlie fro'm The Associated I'irs,
hhamoMn, Jjii. SJ. Andrew l'uehcit was killed
by a fall ot coal, while Anthony KowUly 'vai
fatally Injured and I'lilllp Amu.' left c)e blown
out by an f.splooloti ot (hiiamltc thU,inoitiliig at
.N'atallo colliery,
llkes-llarre, Jan. Si. The iron moulder, Alio
have. been lefiucd their demand for u minimum
wage of ?J.7a a day, have akrd their national of.
Ilcer.s to taku duuso of (ho question and tot
what they can do.
Lancaster, Jaiu 23. Danger of any serloui icj
bulla from the gorged condition of the Smque
iiaima U thought to have pau,ed, the water fill
lug thU evening. The gorge at Wellington bo
rough, wlicie the Ice U plied to a height of fiom
Bcventy-ftvo to a bundled feet, Is (he woist eier
Inortu at that place.
The Measure Will Provide a Death
Penalty for nn Attempt on tho
Life of a President.
Ily tachulve Wire from The Amodatcd l'rem.
Washington, Jan. 23. The details ot
u bill restricting anarchy nnd annrch
lsts was practically determined upon
today by the special committee of mem
bers of the house judiciary committee,
appointed to consider this subject. The
language of some of the provisions is
yet to be settled, but all of the essen
tial featuies for the coming measure
aro determined upon,
The measure will provide the death
penalty for an attempt to kill or as
sault the president of any one in line
of succession for the presidency. An
accessory before the fact Is to be treat
ed as u principal, and an accessory
after the fact Is punished h u less
degree than a principal. Any" person
who counsels, advises! or advocates the
assaulting or killing of any ofllcer of
the United States shall be fined or Im
prisoned. No alien who advocates an
overthrow of organized government or
who Is a f llllii ted with an organization
holding such views, Is to bo admitted
to this country. Provision also Is made
for the punishment of those conspiring
in this country against a foreign ruler.
The special committee probably will re
port to the Judiciary committee within
the next few days nnd a report to the
house Is expected soon thereafter.
Quiet Prevails at Colon and at Pan
ama American and British
Warships Are Expected.
Dy Kxilusiie Wire fiom The Associated Pre.
Colon, Colombia, Jan. 23, The sit
uation on' the Isthmus remains un
changed. Although quiet prev.ills
both here and at Pnnapm, these wo
po ts nro uptn tho tip. toe of e.vpf-c1-tancy
and the resumption of hostilities
between tho government forces and'
the Colombian Liberals Is awaited at
tiny moment.
Afnerican aud British warships are
expected to reach Colon shortly.
A slight skirmish occurred on the
railroad line between here and Pan
ama yesterday In which there were
ten casualties among the Liberals. This
skirmish resulted from tlie vigilance
of the government troops who are
closely watching all outlets along the
railroad line to the interior of the
Emperor William Has Approved of
the Plans for the Reception
of the Royal Visitor.
fly tacbiMir Wire from 'Hie Asoclaled I'rpM.
Washington, Jan, ,23. Emperor Wil
liam has approved the plans of the
committee of arrangements for the re
ception of Prince Henry as far as they
go. He has left to the committee the
arrangement of the details of the gen--ernl
plan nnd today the members were
at work on these, particularly on the
contracts to be made with the railroad
agents for the hauling of the special
tialn which will bo engaged by the
government for the Journey of the
pilnce. This train will be made up of
six cars of the llnest description, and
one 'will bo set apart for tho exclusive
accommodation of tho prince. The
press will be cared for as fur as tho
limited space will permit. In Its pres
ent shape tho plan looks to as fair a
division of the time ns conditions allow
between sections of the country, nnd to
that end It Is now proposed to take
the distinguished visitor as far Into the
south as Chattunoogn, as for west as
St. Louis and as far north as Milwaukee
on one side, and Boston on the other.
The prince will arrive In New York on
Saturday, and will spend his llrst Sun
day In America quietly In that city,
paying a visit to Grant's tomb In Illv
ersldc park. Ho will leave after mid
night, arriving In Washington about
10.30 o'clock nn Monday morning, lie
will be met at the station by a military
guard made up of a squadron of cav
alry and a battery of artillery, both
from Fort Myer. With this escort ho
will proceed to tho German embassy,
nnd (i detail of engineers from tlie
Washington barracks will bo nanied iih
ii special guard of honor to watch the
embassy day and night as long us the
prlnco remains here, The second Sun
day probably will bo spent at Chatta
nooga nnd ii visit will bo paid to the
gieat National park at Clilckamausu.
The third and last Sunday of tho
prince's slay In America will bo spent
In New York, where lie will rest nnd
perhaps visit some of tho German so
cial organizations. In this way tho
committee hus avoided the necessity of
traveling on Sunday,
Pfitol Duel in Virginia,
by i:cltaiu1 Who from The Aociatid 'ics.
Huntington, . Va., Jan. 3.1,-Colonel (iilhert
llentley, a wealthy tlinbemiaii ot lllg bandy al
ley, and lliley Itanuy, fought a duel with, pi
tols lat night and llentley was killed. Harney
tuilendered. '1 :c duel n the culmination of a
tmaricl of Ion;: ttjudlu;.
Oklahoma Considered.
My taihuhe Wire fiom Tho Associated Trcsa.
Washington, Jan. 2J. The bearings on admit
mining Uulahonu to statehood began today be
fore the house committee on territories and will
continue tomorrow,
More Restrictions to Be Placed
Upon tlie Manufacture ol
Imitation Butter.
A Fruitless Effort to Extend Thanka
of Contjreos to Hear Admiral Schley
for Bravery at Santiago Mr. Tel
ler Asserts That the Punishment
of General Scheepers Was "Vilo
Assassination" Mr. Champ Clark
Expresses Sympathy for South'
African Republics.
fly r.xclu-bo Wire from The Associated Trw.
Washington, Jan. 23. Tho friends of
the measure for rigid restrictions on
oleomargarine and kindred products
curried their point before the house
committee on agriculture today and by
a vote of 12 to 3 ordered tho report of
a bill which is even more restrictive
than the original "Grout bill," re-Introduced
by Ilepresentutlve McCleary, of
Minnesota. The subject has been under
consideration for the past ten days, nil
of the various Interests having been
granted hearings. Before the meeting
today, the friends of rigid restriction
held a conference and decided on sev
eral amendments. The original bill
placed a tax of ten cents per pound on
oleomargarine and buttorine colored to
Imitate yellow butter. The word "yel
low" was struck out, thus making the
restriction apply to Imitations of white
qr any other kind of butter. Another
change makes those who take uncol
ored butter and color It subject to ull
the tuxes and uennltles of manufac
turers. When the committee met, these
amendments were agreed to by the
foregoing vote. Tlie opposition to the
bill 'proposed numerous amendments.
all yf which were rejected. ( One of"
all yt wl
lht'e per
cream or
mltted the use ot pfli.e milk,
butter, as an ingreolent of
oleomargarine; another applied tho
oleomargarine'' restrictions to "reno
vated butter."
Representative Henry, of Connecticut,
was authorized to report the measure
as amended.
Mason Opens Schley Case.
An effort wns made in the senate to
day by Mr. Mason (Illinois) to obtain
consideration for a joint resolution,
which ho introduced, extending tho
thanks of congress to Rear Admiral
Winfleld Scott Schley "for his brave
and able conduct while in command ot
tho American fleet at the victorious
battle of Santiago." The effort, how
ever, was not successful.
Mr. Mason's resolution, In addition to
the thanks of congress, provided that
Admiral Schley should be presented a
sword, that bronze'medals commemora
tive of the battle of Santiago should
be distributed among tho oflleers and
men "under the command of Schley
during said battle," and that $10,000 bo
appropriated to meet the expenses oC
the resolution. On motion of Mr, Hale,
the resolution was referred to tho com
mittee of naval affairs.
Tlie resolution introduced yesterday
by Mr. Teller, providing for Interven
tion on the pnrt of this government in
behalf of the Boer commandant, Schee
pers, sentenced to death by the British
South African authorities, was post
poned indefinitely, ns Selicejiors already
has been executed. Mr, Teller niudo
brief but caustic speech on tho actions
of Great Britain in tho Boer war and
declared that if the facts of this rune
wero as he understood them, "Great
Britain in putting Scheepers to death
is guilty of a vile assassination."
Deficiency Bill in House.
Tlie consideration of tho urgent de
ficiency bill, which has been under de
bate In the houso slnco Monday wns
completed today, but owing to thn late
ness of tho hour passage of the bill
was postponed until tomorrow, A
successful effort was made to incrcaso
the pay of rural frco delivery carriers
from $500 to WOO per milium. Mr. Hill
(Connecticut) made tho motion to in
crease the appropriation for this pur
pose. It was resisted by Mr. Cannon
and Mr. .Loud, chairman of tho post
olllce committee, on the ground that
the method was Irregular, but tho
members with rural constituencies sup
ported It and It was adopted 109-78.
Mr. Clark's Resolution.
Ueprcsentatlve Clark, of Missouri,
today Introduced a joint resolution ex
pressing sympathy for tho two South
African republics and regret over the
sufferings caused by the wur. Tho
resolution expresses tho hope that this
declaration by congress will influence
Great Britain to consider favorubly a
settlement of tho troubles. Provision i
mnde for forwarding the resolution tc
tho llrltlsli government and to Presl
dents Ktugor und Steyn.
bocal data for January 23, lOftJi
lllgluot tiiiipciatinii .,,.,.,.,,,,, S3 degree
bonol UiupeutiiU' ,..,.,,,....., SO defied
Itclatho liuuildil):
a, ii ,,,,,,,,, 74 per cent,
s p, in .,...., fit per rent,
I'iciipitatioii, 21 houru ended 8 p. m., trace.
-f Washington, Jan. 23. l'orccast for Kfb
4- Hiy and Satuiday; Eoitcrn lVnn--jUjnl.i, 4-
4- Cloudy Friday, probably rain or miow by 4-
4- night; Satuiday rain or snowj treah nortU' 4-
4- erly winds becoming- va liable,
, 4- ,4- &. &
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