The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 25, 1902, Image 1

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Terrible Disaster Results from Ex
plosion at the Lost Greek
Mine at Oskaloosa.
The Tend and Injured Terribly
Burned and Mutilated Smoke and
Debris Blown 300 Feet Into the
Air Fire Follows the Explosion
nnd for a Time Threatens the
Mine Flames Finally Controlled.
fiy Inclusive Wire from The Associated I'
Osknloosa, Iowa, Jan. 24. An the re
sult of a teniblo mine disaster at Lost
I'reek today, twenty-one dead are in an
improvised morgue and eight are In a
temporary hospital.
The Dead.
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mi,viti:k cuciCiinoN'.
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I'llANK &KCRi:aS.
.ions ninos.
-MIKE l'O.Y, JR.
M1KIJ VOX. hi!.
1100NT 1TMI.
a. n. crews,
jack i;i.di:r.
The Injured.
i:i hi:rnu5s.
nconnu oogo.
'j;iic explosion occurred at the noon
hvur and was wife',!- is known as a
"dust" explosion. Tlie miners had just
lircd their usual noon shots, one of
which proved to be a fizzle. The burn
ing powder ignited the gas and the
explosion followed. Smoke and debris
were blown out of the shaft 200 feet
high. 1'ail of the top works were torn
away and the fans and cages were par
tially wrecked. This made the work of
rescue very slow and it was 3 o'clock
before volunteer parlies dared to ven
ture into the cast shaft, where the ex
plosion occurred. 'When they fought
their way in, a horrible sight greeted
them. The dead and injured were ter
libly burned and mutilated, some of
them almost beyond recognition.
Fire, which at llrst was feared would
prove destructive to the entire mine,
had broken out and this added terror
to Hie spectacle. The (lames were fi
nally controlled and after several of
the rescue party had succumbed to the
fumes, all the dead were carried to the
top of the shaft. At the time of the
"explosion more than 100 men were in
the mines, hut all of those, except those
in the east entry, escaped with only
slight Injury, The total property dam
age will he about $10,000. It was nearly
dark tonight when the last of the dead
was taken nut, and the scenes of an
guish among the families of the men
were most pitiful. Nearly all of the
men weie married and leave families
In poor circumstances. The mine is
ciw ned by the Lost Creek Fuel com
pany, of this city, and has been in
opeiatlou about one year,
Prlscilla Crcsson Leaves $500,000
for Benefit of Students,
ll.v lluliiciM1 Who from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Jan, 21. Tlio will of
Mrs. Prlscilla I. Cresson, ptobated to
day, creates a trust fund of $500,000,
( the Interest upon which Is to bo paid
' tn the Philadelphia academy of flue
arts, for the expenses of students of
great proficiency in pursuing their
studies in lCurope,
The bequest also includes a legacy
left lor the same pttrposo by Kmlln
Cresson, who died in 1SM, which be
comes operative through the deatli of
IhlBCilla, his widow.
The Interest will amount to about
$20,000 annually. Allowing $2,000 a
year expenses, for each student, tho
academy will he enabled to send ten
students abroad each year.
Townsend Pleads Guilty.
By Eichuhe Wire from 'flic Associated I'rerf.
Iloston, Jan, 21. The United Mates Brand Jury
returned un Indictment Hit afternoon against
lljrry II, Towncnd, former cashier of the llrls
tul County National t 1 1 1 K , cluiglng the em.
heulcnient of 3,1X10 and Toniuend pleaded
guilty. Townsend was kcntcnccd to the icais
' imprisonment, He had been connected with tlm
bank for twenly.flNC je.ii'n. lie admits that lie
lost the money In speculation. Towuseiul w
under $20,000 bonds and till amount has lioea
paid iner so Hut the actual loss lu the bank is
tut SIS.OOO.
Murdered by Footpads.
By bsclushe Wire from 1 be Associated Press.
S.i n J'rancisco, Jan. 21. Another murder, mpi
posedly Iho woik of footiach, was committed In
the mission dUlrlct early today, the lctlm be
ing Joseph Pedro, foreman , for a large llrm of
cuntraitor. Pedro's body nw dbcoveicd on tlm
sidewalk on Seventeenth tlMet by two policemen
ubout i o'clock with a bullet bole in tho left
Side, 'J here b no clue,
Will Buy French Gunboats.
Hy i:.cluho Wire from The Associated Prcs. '
Paris, Jan. 21. 'I lie eoNcrnment of Colombia
Uo ottered lo purchatu number of obsoltte French
ifuubojl. 'J lie negotiation has Dun (.it had rig
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Has Faith That His Candidacy Will
Be Successful Grateful to his
Friends Throughout State.
Hy Uulnshp Wire from The Associated l'rc.
Philadelphia, Jan. 24. In the course
of an Interview tonight former Lieu
tenant CSovernor YVatres expressed
himself as being hopeful of success In
his candidacy for the Republican nom
ination for governor of Pennsylvania.
"Every ninll," he said, "brings in
creased assurances of popular support.
Although the names of several other
gentlemen have been suggested there
nre In reality hut two candidates be
for the people. It Is even more appar
ent now than when I announced my
candidacy In September last that no
factional candidate can be elected gov
ernor this year. I have been at llar
rlbburg for a number of years and
the people know where I stand on pub
lic questions and whether they want
me for governor."
"This is the time," he said, "for the
Republicans of Pennsylvania lo speak
and say who they want nnd not wait
until till the delegates to the slate con
vention have been elected. 1 am
greatly gratified by the generous and
continued support of my friends
throughout the state."
Mr. Brooks Calls on Repre
sentative Connell and Sen
ator Quay Personals.
Special to the Siranton Tribune.
"Washington, D. C.. Jan. 21. A num
ber of Scrantonians were in Washing
ton this week. Among them were J.
A. Lansing, Captain D. B. Atherton,
president and secretary, respectively, of
tho Serautoiii board of trade, .am Col
onel F. Li. Hitchcock. They were dele
gates to the convention of the national
board of trade, Iteese CI. Brooks was
also here, J!r. Brooks called on Con
gressman Connell and Senator Quay,
ostensibly on business, but seemed con
siderably Interested In tho guberna
torial candidacy of Colonel L. A. "Wat
res. Sir. Brooks, it is rumored, is a pros
pective candidate for congress, but it is
said has assured Congressman Connell
that It the hitter was a candidate to
succeed himself, lie would not be a can
didate, but would do his best to bring
about the nomination and election of
the present incumbent. Tho probabil
ities are that Congressman Connell will
be a candidate for. another term.
Jlrs. Council and her granddaughter.
Miss Dlmmick, left Washington this
morning to pay a visit to friends in
Montgomery, Ala.
Mrs. McAnulty, who has been paying
an extended visit to Prof, and Mrs.
"Willis L. Moore, will leave heie tomor
row morning for Philadelphia.
Military Authorities nt Manila Dep
recate Its Publication in
the Philippines.
By Kxcliithe Wire from The Associated Press.
Munlla, Jan. 24. Both tho civil and
military authorities hero deprecate the
publication in the Philippines of Prot.
Sehurmun's Boston speech and the min
ority report in the se.natu on the Phil
ippine tariff bill, which, they say, are
liable to have a bad effect on the Flll
nlnos. General Wheaton, commander of tho
department of the north Philippines,
says men have been sent to prison hem
for remarks such as those of Prof,
Hclmrman, and that If what ho advo
cates wiiH accomplished it would mean
the expenditure of much treasure and
the shedding of blood llko witter. Now,
as before, he adds, 50,000 soldiers are
needed here and will bo required in
these Islands for nt least live years. It
will then bo possible to form a govern
ment based on that of the colonies of
Holland and Great Britain, they having
proved tho most successful managers of
Orientnl races.
General Chaffee is expected hack
from the island of Samar, January 30,
By Kxclushc Wire from The Associated !'ies4(
Washington, .Ian, SI. TJio lioiiae today pawed
the urgent deficiency appiopiiatlon bill and do
ot fd he icnialnder of tho mmIoii to prhato
pension hgUlatlon, It then adjourned until Mon
day. Tho Republican forced .1 iccoul Note on
the amendment to the dellcicncy hill to appro
pilato i.Vxi.OOO for tho "protection and shelter" cf
American toldlcr In the Philippine and sixteen
Democrat Noted for it. Anions the pension
bills passed nnos one uniiting a pension of ifoO a
month to the widow of the late Hear Admiral
Dixon Knocked Out,
lly Kclushe Wire from The Associated Pifks.
Ilaltlmore, Jan. 21. (leorgc Dixon, the veteran
colored pugilUt, went down and out tonight un
der u rain of body blows delivered by Jlddle,
J.cimy. It wjj an excellent eiliibltiou of spar
ring, l.enny had the better of the -rumen t
tlirvucliout. KUou 'W ery urogsy. ,
Messenger In Office of Major Stevens
Is Arrested.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'icss.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 24, J. II. Alexan
der, n colored messenger In tho of
fice of Major P. C. Stevens, paymaster
of tho United States army, was ar
rested today for the second time by
a secret service agent on tho charge
of stealing government funds nmounh
lng to $4,VCa, which mysteriously dis
appeared from the satchel of Major
Stevens November 9 last, us he win
leaving the city for Pensacola, Fla.,
to pay off the garrison there. Tho
negro was committed to jail for trial.
A statement which Alexander Is said
to have made on the 11th of the month
to Colonel James S. Scully untl Lieuten
ant Colonel J. II. Calef, in regard to
the discovery of $2,75.i of the missing
money hid away In Alexander's room
In the paymaster's department on the
morning of thut date, led to the arrest,
Treaty of Cession Is Signed Price
Believed to Be 5,000,000.
To Go to tho Senate.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Jan. 24. The treaty of
cession of the Danish West Indies Isl
and from Denmark lo the United States
was signed at the state department
today by Secretary Hay and Constan
tino Brim, the Danish minister. The
treaty will be submitted to the senate
lor ratllication immediately.
Following the Invariable rule in such
cases, the state department ofllclals
decline to make public, any of the de
tails of the treaty, so that it Is not
possible to state positively tho price
to be paid, though this Is believed to
be In the neighborhood of $5,000,000. It
is known that Denmark has aban
doned the position she 'was Inclined to
occupy toward the conservation of the
political rights of tho Inhabitants of
the Island, and leaves the United
States a free hand to deal with them,
without pledge of American citizen
ship or of free trade privileges. It Is
assumed that the status of the Danish
West Indian islands, politically and
commercially, should the treaty bo
ratified, will be similar to that of Porto
Rico. Having gained these points In
the negotiations, the state department
ofllclals believe that the treaty is cer
tain to receive the approval of the
United States senate.
The new treaty is peculiar in that it
will require action not only by the sen
ate and .the Danish rigsdag, but the
United States house of representatives,
since it will be necessary for the house
to supply the needed appropriation to
defray the expense of purchase. 11 is
regarded as a strong point by tho fruin
ers of the treaty that the people of tho
Danish West Indian islands are to have
a voice in this question of cession. The
treaty Itself does not contain any refer
ence to a plebiscite, but the Danish
government has given notice that be
fore it ratifies the treaty it will submit
tho question of cession to the people of
the islands. Not much objection is re
ceived here from these people, as the
treaty is so framed that they arc not
called on to surrender their Danish al
legiance and they may remain Danes
In fact and In name, while enjoying
whatever advantages, in a commercial
way, that may result from a transfer of
the islands to the United States. Tho
plebiscite will not be controlled in any
sense by the United States. It is stated
distinctly that the Danish government
itself will take steps to ascertain tho
Inclinations of the people of the islands
before the final steps in the transfer
are taken.
St. Thomas, tho largest of tho islands,
is formed by a chain of high hills run
ning east and west. It is thirteen miles
long, measures three miles at Its great
est width, and contains an area of sev
enteen square miles. The sea surround
ing this island is filled with small islets,
called keys, which belong to It. About
two miles to tho northeast lies tho Isl
and of St. John, and some forty miles
to the south is tho third island, St,
Croix, or, as it Is perhaps more gener
ally known, Santa Cruz.
The port of St. Thomas is a good one,
nnd It Is stated that 200 vessels can
nnchor there wth safety. The islands
are considered of great strategic im
portance. The Initial efforts to secure
them were begun by tho United States
during President Grant's first admin
istration. Mrs. Dale Sued for L.vorce.
fly Elushe Wiro from The Associated Preas.
Chicago, Jin. 21, Mis. Clinibtlli llnno Pale,
who last November was chanted by the nulhorl
tics of Ilolmken, N. J., with the murder of iit
G-)car-old tliuirlilcr, hint been bued for dlvotce,
Haney S, Dile, tho huslunil, lumen as one of
the coiespondents Robert Waller, who was, ar.
listed at lloboken at Iho timo Mrs, Ualu waj
taken in (lis tod;-.
An Irish Kingdom,
By Inclusive Wire from The Awoclatecl Press.
Belfast, Jan. Si. According to tlm Irish Kelts
an cffoit will bo inadn lo clear Tory Maud ((iff
tho iioithwct coast a! belaud, county of
Donegal), Wholesale ejectment papem have been
fen eil upon the Inhabitants of the Uland, who an:
chletly IWhcimiu ami kelp p;atherci, .mil number
ubout son. They elect their own klni; and Male
not paid rent or tacs for many ieai.s.
Karngeorgewitch at Petersburg,
By K.seliiihe Wbe fiom The Associated 1'iet.s,
Heme, Switzerland, Jan. 21, I'rlncci Peter
Kaiaueorijcttinli left Rcnewi today to join his
ton, Cieorge, at ht, Petersburg, Prime, Petei'n
entourage openly bjy that Ills ,islt Is In uiniiec.
Hon with the Prime tlcoigc's succession to tho
throne of PerWa, in placo of Kim; Alexander,
who Is said to be willing to abdicate,
Mr, Quay at Philadelphia,
By Kxelushe Wire from The Associated Pum.
Philadelphia, Jan. 21. Senator Quay came hero
from Wuslilngton today and was visited at tha
Hotel Walton bv Insurance Commjsi.loijer Dur
ham, Senator Penrose, Ktato Senator Grady and
oilier political frieiuU. Senator quay declined
to be Intel viewed.. He letumed to Washington
(his afternoon, '
No Attempt Upon Life of George.
By Exclusive Wire, from The Associated Press.
Athens, Jan. 21. Investigation of the report
that an attempt had been nude upon the life ol
King (Joi go of 'Greece, in the park at Phaleron,
proves the story to bo without foundatlou.
Other Ollfcers Selected bu the
Aline Workers' With
out Contest.
The Communication Regarded as
Not Worthy of Notice Delegates
Are Also Selected to Attend the
Meeting of the American Federa
tion of Labor.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Prejs.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 24. The dele
gates were apparently ready to get
light to work from tho start at the
opening session of the United Mine
Workers' convention today. The cre
dentials committee was first called and
the question of seating delegates from
district No. r was taken up. The eligi
bility of five delegntes from district No.
C, Pittsburg, was questioned by tho
committee, which recommended that as
the local unions sending these delegates
were In arrears on dues, the delegates
be not seated.
Patrick Dolan. of district No. 5, made
a motion to sent them, but the motion
was tabled. Thereupon the report of
the committee on credentials was re
ceived. Patrick Dolan contended that the
committee on credentials had not
favoied district No. 5, and that the dis
trict had acted honestly and deserved
recognition. He said that district No.
r was the only district whoso delegates
were thrown out.
Hut the. convention maintained that
local unions that have not paid their
dues promptly ought not to be allowed
representation in the convention, and
refused to act In his favor.
The following officers were re-elected
without a contest: President. John
Mitchell; vice-president, T. L. Lewis;
secretary-treasurer. W. B. Wilson.
There were no other candidates for
these three offices and the entire bal
lot of the convention was cast for
them by the secretary. Tho only op
position wnflMn the form of a commu
nication sent up to the secretary after
the ballot bad been cast, protesting
against the unanimous election of T. L.
Lewis as vice president. Tho protest
came from the delegate from Local
union No. 319, in Ohio, the state the
Vice President Lewis comes from, and
was not read to tho convention.
The protest was regarded by the of
ficers to Whose notice it came, as not
worthy of olllclal or formal recognition.
Delegates to Ameiican Federation.
After the three principal offices had
been chosen, voting began on the elec
tion of delegates to tho national meet
ing of the American Federation of
Labor, and on the choice of members
of llje auditing and credentials com
mittee. Under a rule of tho conven
tion, the polls must be kept open three
houis, nt tho end of which time the
ballot boxes are removed from the con
vention hall and the votes counted.
While the voting went on, no attempt
was made to do any other business.
John P. Reese, of Iowa, presided dur
ing the voting.
For delejrates to the American Fed
eration of Labor meeting, the follow
ing candidates were voted for:
John Mitchell, W. IS. Wilson, John P.
Reese, Patrick Dolan, W. Haskins. W.
D. Ryan, T. L. Lewis, John Fahey, W.
R. Falrley, George W. Purcell, T, D,
Nichols, W. J. Campbell, K. C. MeCul
lougli, II. Stevenson, G. W. Savngn, J.
Unddow, W. K. Williams, Anthony
Schlosser, R. Rice, Kawurd Flynn,
James Beattie, Daniel Young, Edward
McKay, William Dodds, Thomas P.
Duffy, John F. Roam, William Rlukely,
John Dempsey, Joo Vnsey, "William
Wilson, J. A. Springer, D. H. Sullivan,
J. W. Howe, Adam Rescavage. George
Manuel nnd Thomas J. Llewellyn.
Seven were to be chosen, The seven
candidates receiving the next highest
number of votes were to be named as
alternate delegates.
For membership on tho auditing nnd
credentials committee the following
candidates were proposed;
John J. Mossop, M, McTaggart, John
Oakley. S. F. Ih-ackney, Uriah Relllng
ham, W. R. AVIUiams, II. Stevenson, A.
Thorpe, O. K. Stock, K. II. Reedy, Pat
rick Fltssslmtnons, Joseph Ilolller nnd
John F. Bow-den,
Threo were to bo chosen.
Tho result of the election of delegates
to tho American Federation of Labor
convention will not be known until the
ballots shall bo counted.
Money for McKlnley Memorial.
The convention adopted u resolution
appropriating $500 to the national Mc
Klnley memorial fund, after a pro
longed discussion.
Delegate W. D, Ryan, of Illinois, was
one of those who opposed the approprl
iitlou of the funds for any other pur
pose "than for which the money was
Delegate Dolnn, of Pittsburg, moved
that $1,500 be uppropi luted, Finally,
President Mitchell said;
"In order to bring this matter to a
settlement, I move the secretary ho In
structed to draw his cheek for $300." '
President Mitchell's motion was car
ried with cheers.
The committee on olllcers reports re
commended all suggestions made by
President Mitchell In his annua) ad
dress and the convention considered
The re)cc.minendatlon that locals
throughout the country petition their
representatives Jn congress to fuvpr the
limitation of tho power of federal
Judges lu the Issuance of blanket in
junctions In times of lubo'r troubles,
was adopted, '
That the puramount questions to the
miners in tho anthracite llleds are an
eight-hour day, recognition of tho
union and n minimum wage scale. Con
sideration postponed until next Mon
day. That u national department of sta
tistics be created. Adopted.
That the mine hoisting engineers bo
organized under the supervision of the
United Mine Workers, with separate
districts, In keeping with the action of
the American Federation of Labor.
This was not concurred In by tho con
vention and u motion that the "uncon
ditional surrender" of the engineers be
demnnded was passed with a vim. In
connection with tho consideration of
this recommendation of the president,
It was urged by delegates from the
Illinois field thut the organization of
tho hoisting engineers In separate dis
tricts would cause no end of trouble
to the miners by the precipitation of
strikes here and there by a handful of
engineers, who would bo nble to cause
the closing down of mines, and the
throwing out of employment of hun
Oreds of miners.
Review of the Field by B. G. Dun
& Co. Wages Voluntarily Ad
vanced by Manufactors.
By i:clihic Wire fiom The Asoci.ttcd Pn.
New York, Jan. 24. It. G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade tomor
row will suy:
Little of a noNel natmc has developed in the
business or ( situation ilurliia the past
week. Wages were Noluutarily lub.meed nt a
number of mamifacturing plant1., hums leduied
at otlieis. Tiieic were few l.ibnr contiuNeiMcs,
wlille skilled workmen are in greater demand
than the supply.
Conditions In the Iron and steel industry are
shown by lecord breaking pioduction at mmy
plants and rapid Increase of facilities at other).
When orders for rails cannot be taken because de
lbeiy Is desired before tin last quarter of tha
Near, it would f-ec:n that new figures of output
were assured (or 190i. Structural mills am co,iij1
! well occupied, h.iNing contracts for offleo
building.!, factories, bridge", bock elevation anl
othe iconstructlNc work. Plates and sheets are
available more promptly, owing to enlarged ca
pacity of mills. liailwnys .handle coke with lesi
delay, which accelerates blast furnace operation.
Despite tho prcs-suie for nearly all steel pioducts
and pig iron, their- is no tendency to foice no
tations, but lather a stubborn rcjUtiilue to .1
Ncry upward muNcmcnt. Tills feature of (ho
market is watched most iiitcuth', as tlio abuoi
mil actiNity NNOiild lose its njUic as an indi
cation of prosperity if business nvcic stimulated
by evessiNO pikc.s. liuiilcntiilli foieign 10111
pctiliun would also be iiiNitcd, and mills ahio'id
nre in position In take full atbantigi' of .niv such
opporl unity. Titilo' lu.nkits an- quiet; ab
though icpoits of the Jiibhiinr. trade are mot
faNomblc. Cotton milk me Inuy ,-h a inle, but
uncertainty a to the (uttue of the inv
tends' tp unsettle x,r'Cc. -,
rontwoar holds (Irmly lo (ho suInmikp lepoiled
last week witli only a modciatc Nglunie of husi.
Hesitation ksg'-neriil in the unrkeU for stap'c
products. There is no binger the letkless bnnj
imey so conspicuous a slim t time ago. Disisler
to one prominent opeiator lias a c.ilining itithi
ence, and in the case of nun the iujgtuhr.iut
exports cannot will be enlliely explained.
l'lom Atlantic- ports for the v eel. the iihinc
ment was but .'1.12, 131) liu-licLs, against ::,I7J.I.1 1 .
je.u ago. I'oieign hilling of wlieat, llmii in
i luded, is nni'-h more fiiNor.ihle, better prices
piCNailing than a yc.iv ago.
r,iilinr for the week numbered 1101 in the
Culled Stales, acun-t WW last ycir, and 25 in
Canada agaiuct -Hi last jcar.
Large Number of Notorious Resorts
Closed and Thirty-two Pris
oners Locked Up.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Now York, Jan, 24. A raid of un
usual proportions was made by nearly
one bundled policemen on the Bowery
tonight. Several notorious resorts wero
tVised and thirty-two prisoners locked
up. The large number of policemen on
the ccene prevented nny outbreak of
violence and there was little difilculty
In getting the prisoners to the police
The raids foreshadows tho doom of
the Bowery, for they marked the pre
liminary step in tho wholesale clean
ing of that somewhat famous thorough
fare. In nearly every raid, tho pro
prietor of the resort was arrested.
Dy EjcIusInc Wire from The Associated Press.
llarrlsburg, Jan. 24, The following charters
were Issued at the state, department today:
l'ood Publishing company, Wlliiaimport-, cap.
Ital, $5,000. Ulefler k Sons, incorporated, Tan.
ner'a rails; capital, $10,000.
Ilarilsburt;, Jan, 21. (iorernor Stouo today
reappointed W", (i, Taylor, of Lancaster, and lib
waul C'lJluli. of llrie, to be members of tho
llomeopithlo State Mcdtcu! examining board,
Philadelphia, Jan. 21. Klro of enknnwn origin
today destroyed the icidemo of William liauett,
manager of Adams I'.vpiess company, sit (015
Pino htrcet, The udjolnlrg dwellliijr, occupied by
Mr, and Mrs. (leoigo I!, Inslce, was M-iloiudy
damaged. The lom on the houses I, eatimaled at
Wllkca-haire, Jan. 21, The C'enlial bibor union
of this city will tomoriow open a chop for the
employment of llioso Join ne) men hoielioci who
are honn- on strike because their cmplojera lefused
them an increase In wages.
llai rlnburg, Jan, 21. CloNcitior titoiin h,us been
notified by the war department that Pcnnsjl.
Minla's claim for money ,ependid in imitiiu;
troopH In the field ilurinir Wo nbelllon liai been
allowed lo the extent of WiJ.l IU.29, and that Ilia
claim has been certified to emigre for an ap.
Altoona, Jan. 21, The Wolf liulldini; on
Kleientli aicnue, occupied by l'u fi I'm, noielty
dealers, ami tho llcpublliau league. u.i dam.
aged by II ro tonight, bos on Imlldiuir, stink
and furniture about ir,,IM), incuicd. ()ile;iii of
(lru unknown,
i i i
Steamship Arrivals,
Dy i:xclusie Wlie boiuThe As.oclaled Picas.
New Yoik, Jan. 21, (Tcaicds Itoueidam, but
teidam nIj Boulogne j balm, Xjplcs any (ieuua
Boulogne Sailed Malendaui (fiom IfotlcidJiu),
New York, I.lJid Pamcds 1'iliViiinl, New
yoik for Antwup,
Germany's Coal Production,
lly Uiclusltc Wire from The Associated Prest-
Ilerlln, Jan, 21. Tho coal production of dtp
many during the year 1001 amounted to 107,
biJ.OoO tons, against 100,290,247 ton pioiluced in
mo. Tho-iJatUllc do not Include lignite.
Pensions Granted.
By Exclusive Wire from The Anocistcd Press.
Washington, Jan. 21. James 1'allon, of Dun.
more, ha) been grunted a pension of k-L
Scrnnton Men Prominent Among tho
Pin Knockers.
Hy Ilx-ilushc Wire from The Associated Press.
Duffalo, N. Y Jan. ,24. Tho annual
tournament of the American Bowling
Congress ended tonight. It wns one
of the most successful meets by tho
organization, both In tho number of
entries nnd management. The newly
elected olllcors wore'lustnlled tonight.
The Individual bowlers who wero Inst
on the programme finished tonight. 11.
II. Strong won first money with a score
of 019 pins. In tho Individuals, Hop
kins scored C72 and Illchl 509, both from
Scrnnton, Pa.
Mob Makes a Demonstration-
teen Arrests Are Made.
lly i:-clu3he Wire from The Associated Press.
Boston, Jan. 24. One of the most ser
ious demonstrations since the strike of
the teamsters began, took place on At
lantic avenue this afternoon. A drny
got pocketed nnd tv" tremendous crowd,
including many boys, collected. The
patrolmen and mounted men charged
the throng, but were met and checked
hy a volley of muddy snow, ice stones
and brick.
The police rallied In a moment and
charged again. This time the' crowd
gave away. Fourteen arrests were
made, thirteen of them being lads from
1C to 17 years of ago.
The House Caucus Are Without the
Power to Piomulgnte a Plat
form of Principles.
lly KxchiMvc Wire Iioitl The Atsocialed Pros.
Washington, Jan. 21. The Demo
cratic members of the house of repre
sentatives met I u caucus in the hall
of the house this evening, and after a
short but spirited contest, ndopted re
solutions, presented by tho majority of
the caurjus committee, declaring that
they w er? without power to promul
gate a platlorm of principles for the
party, owing to the binding cbaracte'
of the party platform he-etofore '-"0ii-larly
made at a uutioui. mv .don.
The resolution recited the VNork of
the committee and closed witli thee fol
loNving recommendation:
W'r .lie of tlie opinion that a Hie rcpicsonu
tlNCh of our Naiious constituencies and as mem
bers of (he cnucus, made up of such lepregenta.
IIncs, we liiNc no power or .iiithotity tolion
stiuct or piomulgitc a pl.itfoiin of piiniples
for our party; that nno cannot Increase or mi.-ii
nife the bludlm; eireet of platforms of tho puty
heretofore icgulaily made, and adopted by the
people in coiiNeiUlou as-cmbled for (hat
That in (lie houso of which wc aie nionibeis,
wo should xigoiously and aggiessliely battle for
Democratic piinciples and with equal xigor and
apgrctsivencss we khnuld oppose CNcrythlng con
ttsiry, in substance or 'method, lo (hose pilnci
ples, and should meet each queslion as it urbes,
witli a full confidence and a solid and undiNided
The caucus also adopted the follow
ing: Resolved, That (he territories of Arizona, Okla
homa and Ncnn- Mexico aie entitled to t-t.itchoud,
and should bo admitted to the Union on equal
footing willi the balance of the Mites, and nno
pledge tho wipport of the Pcnioeiati in the
house of lepiesenlatiNcs to such a bill,
John M. Wisker and E. C. Tyler Are
Completely Exonerated Blame
Plnced on the Officials.
Hy HxcluslNe Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Jan, 24. The coroner's In
vestigation Into the causes of the re
cent disaster in the New York Central
railroad tunnel was brought to a close
tonight, when the Jury, nfter being out
three hours and Jive minutes, returned
a verdict completely exonerating John
51, Wisker and K. C. Fyler, the crew of
the engine that crashed into the rear
end of the train, causing the death of
seventeen peoplp, Tho verdict places
tho blame for the conditions lending to
the accident on the ofllclals of tho rail
road. Both Wisker and Fyler wero 1m
medlutely discharged from custody.
After reciting tho details of tho acci
dent, 'the verdict continues:
Wo find tint the iiislnecr, John 5f, Wisker,
owlnir to the heaNj- atmcplierc, duo to weather
conditions, together w'llh tho prcnence of laue
bodies of steam and niioko o.i,iln.r from tr.iiin
pasninc; the various tracks In bald tuimrll, oh
f curing Raid fclguiK nmis unable lo locate Mid
dangei signal.
Wo fmtliei llnd faiiliv miu.iKcmeiit on the put
of the ofllclals of tlio Neiv Yoik Central and llud.
.sou Illtcr railroad, and wo hold isild oHIolals ie
lumslblo for tho leasou Hut during tlio past ten
jcais tald ofticiaU Iunc been leputedly warned
by their Jotoinrrlwi englneeia and oilier nil
plo.Ncs of tlio ilaugcious conditions existing In
ald lulmuel, Imptiillliig tho litc of tliousimU
of piS'Cngeit, and they line failed lo limedv
aid loiiditlou-., and .ibo for the leasou Hut i '!'
lain impiuNcuifiiU in the wa.N of both Nlsihle and
audible .sbjli.iU (ould liaie bull bclalled ajhl
the dbititr theichy haic hecu molded, .and fur
the fmthri leasou thai no u'yjilatlon of cpeed i.t
wliii li liabis lioubl inn lu Mid i untie 1 1 bat been
enfoucd, thereby allowing tuginu'M to cxeicbo
(heir own dilution.
Deputy Shoots Horse Thief.,
lly i:.iiulo Wbe fioiu The Aiocjicd Pieu,
Helm I, Mont,, Jan. it. Deputy Mielllf IMwaul
Martin, o! 1'ergus county, today khot ami in.
Mantly killed Hud Tiler, who it H claimed,
tolc it team belonging to a rancher named Adam
Kusili. 'the deputy attempted to arreat Tlcr
who l.m and refusing to halt, was i-liol dead.
Prize Eight Postponed.
an I'ranclvc-o, Jan, 21. The Yoieinlte club to.
night decided to iotpouo iudellnitely the pro
posed Jetliks-Miarkcy tight. The chief reason
gben la the uiujtWactory ending o tha recent
Shurkcy-Malici tight at Philadelphia.
Dowaoer Empress and Councillors
Desire tlic Assistance of
Foreign Advisers.
Yuan-Shi-Kai Recommends the Em
ployment of Eight Foreigners of
Eminence in Various Branches of
Government Science Ho Takes
Japan as a Model and Hopes for
Practical Results.
By J'.vcIusInc Wire from The Associated Press.
Pekln, Jan. 21. Tho dowager-cmpresi
and her councillors are seriously dls
cussing the engagement of foreign ad
visers to re-organize tho government.
Yuan-Shi-Kai, viceroy of Fc-Chi-TJ,
Is the inspiration of the movement. Ho
will return to Pao-Tlng-Fu tomorrow,
having devoted several days to im
pressing upon the court the Importance
of real reforms and urging the adop
tion of foreign methods as being the
only practical measures. He memorial
ized the throne, recommending the em
ployment of eight foreigners of emin
ence In vurlous branches of govern
mental science, attaching them lo dif
ferent boards. N
The scheme In Its present foi in, af
ter having been discussed by the mem
bers of the council, Is to engage six
foreigners as authorities respectively
in international law and finance, and
one in military, naval, parliamentary,
and governmental affairs.
Yuan Shi Kill and his followers aio
hopeful of practical results, They aie
taking Japan is their model. Any at
tempt. .institute a piiillami'nt of any
sU'-V would, however, meet Willi trem
endous opposition.
While the employment of lorclgu nil--visors
is no new idea with the Chinese,
in only exceptional instances has it
produced lasting results, because in
ferior men were often engage'd lo ad
vise and were usually only half hcarl
edly followed. Yuan Sbl Kill piopoM-s
to secure men of unquestioned abili
ties and clothe them with some real
authority. If tho court adopts the
plan, Its outcome will bo watched with
Interested skepticism and lobbying by
tho powers for representation among
the councillors will probably begin.
Prince Clilng, president of tho new
Chinese foreign olllce, desires that his
eldest son should represent China at
the coronation of King Edwaid, and
his appointment as the Chinese special
envoy is expected.
Resolution Condemning tho Action
of President Roosevelt.
Dy Inclusive Wire from The Associated I'rc5.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. IM. In tho house
today Itepresentntlvo Averdick (Deiu.),
of Covington, introduced a joint reso
lution condemning tho action of Presi
dent Roosevelt in sending a special en
voy as tho representative of this coun
try to the coronation of King Kdward,
and expressed tho shame felt by tho
legislature because of this action,
Representative Rlgdon. of Urackon,
Introduced a joint resolution to prohibit
the use of any hooks In the schools of
this state which do not give Admiral
Schley full credit for tho victory at tho
battle of Santiago.
President Roosevelt's Disposition of
Admiral Schley's Appeal.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Jim. 21. The meuldent
has referred Admiral Schley's appeal
to the navy department for "comment."
This Is tho technical term employed In
naval law to cleMgnuto it reply, In tho
naturo of a criticism, to any presen
tation. If charges are lodged ugnliist
an olllcer, they are referred to him in
order that ho may "comment" unon
them, and his reply is known legally by
that name.
It Is understood that the preparation
of this comment will consume about
two weeks' time.
Died in a Dentist's Chair.
Ilv I'wluihe Wbe fiom The AssocUted Press,
Wllkis-llllic, Jan. 2b Thomas Gondrou died
In the office of Dr. A. A. barton this afternoon
while under the Inliuenco ot ether, lie waa hiv
ing ihrcu teeth pulled and ono was put Nvheii ho
I.wal data for Januaiy 21, 10021
llUlict leiupeialme ,..,,,.,.,,,,,..,, 83 dcgra'i
Lowest tempcraluic ,.,,,,,,,,.,. 27 degrees
Itelatiie humidlt) ;
b a. in. ,. ,,,.,,,,.,,. 07 per cent,
S p. I ....,,,...,. ....,; bS per cent.
Precipitation, 21 hours ended 8 p. m., none,
-r -i
-- Washington, Jan. 2b Forecast for Sat, -s-
-s- unlay and Sunday: I'-astcm Pcno-!- -f-
4- vanla, fair Siturday and Sunday; light W 4-
-- frok westerly to northerly winds. -
4-1 -f 1 -h
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