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SORANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, JANUA11Y 28, 1902.
IN NEW YORK
Explosion. In the Rapid Transit
Tunnel Spreads Death
MURRAY HILL HOTEL
IS BADLY WRECKED
Eight Persons Are Killed and a Hun
dred Others Injured by the Giant
Blast The Grand Union Hotel and
tho Manhattan Eye -and Ear Hos
pital Also Suffer from the Ex
plosion Nenrly All of the Front
Windows .of the Grand Central
Station and Thousands of Windows
in Private Swellings in the Vicin
ity Are Shattered Effects of the
Shock Telt Seven and Eight Blocks
Away Hotels Abandoned Police
and Eire Reserves Are Called Out
to Care for the Injured.
Ply Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
New York, Jan. 27. The reserve sup
ply of high explosives stored at the
Park avenue; short of tho Rapid Tran
sit tunni 1. now In course of construc
tion, blew up shortly after noon today.
The giant Must killed six persons, in
jured ,i hundred others, and seriously
damaged all the property reached by
the flying debris and the vibration ot
Tho it regular square formed by the
Murray Hill hotel on the west, the Man
hattan Eye and Ear hospital and the
Grand Union hotel on the east and the
Grand Central railroad station on the
Perth, was the scene of the explosion.
The butldir.es named sustained the
Kreatcst lamuge, but the area affected
ytenclcil for svcral blocks in the four
directions from the centre.
Tin killed were-: ' ' ' l"' -
CYItPS ADAMS, ciu.il- man at (lie Mtniav Hill
.IAMi:S UAItlS, !!2 ycais, a waiter employed at the
HLiN, 2S year.s, of Ansoula, Conn.
.1. HODLillCK ItOllLliTSO.V, of Nelson, I!. ('., a
Bitot at tliu Mm ray Hill hotel.
JOHN" II. THOMPSON, iissl.st.int engineer, fall
outside leports seem to ugiee a to lif s ilcilli,
but liia body is not lcpoitcd by tho police, or
by the hospitals.)
WILLIAM (or C'h.ulcs) TI'IHIS, master mechanic
for Contractor Ira A. bhaler.
J. Roderick Robertson, of Nelson, B.
Q., was killed by debris hurled with the
l'of artillery into tils room at the
i. "v Hilt hotel. He was general
manager In Canada for the British Col
umbia Gold Fields company, limited,
and a prominent citizen In the com
munity .where he lived. lie was a
Scotchman and left a widow and four
children. He was said to have been
The sunken approach to the street
railway tunnel used by the Madison
avenue line cuts through Park avenue
and the shaft for the rapid transit sub
way was run down beside it at the In
tersection of East Forty-first street.
The street railway approach was
housed over with a. superstructure used
for the operating plant of the rapid
transit contractors. Temporary build
ings for storage purposes were thrown
up against the superstructure at tho
mouth of the shaft and there the ox
plosion occurred. It toro a great gorge
In. the street, demolished the temporary
buildings and part of tho superstruc
ture und sent a mass of earth, splin
tered timber and twisted iron high In
tho air. Much of Jt went battering
against tho front of tho Murray Hill
hotel, and although tho walls and
main structure of that building stood
tho shock, nearly every room In the
front ot tho house was wrecked.
Tho Manhattan Eye nnd Ear hospital
on the east sldo of the avenue fared
.nearly as bad and had to bo abandoned
by tho management. Tho a rand Union
hotel lost all of Its windows and glass
partitions and practically every front
window in tho Grand Central station
was shattered. Tho great clocks on Its
front towers were blown from their
caries. Thousands of windows, soino
of them seven blocks from tho tunnel
shaft, fell in fragments, It was the
shower of broken glass and falling de
bris' that injured tho greatest number,
General alarms brought firemen, po
lice reserves and every uvailablo uni
bulunco to tho dlytrlot, and tho In
jured were speedily cared for, A ma
jority of tho Injured were treated on
the spot and the white-coated ambu
lance surgeons worked for an hour In
tho debris-strewn streets. Police Hues
were thrown icross either end of Fark
avenue and across tho Intersecting
streets. Several times tho police clear
ed tho street of people In front of tho
Murray Hill hotel, Torrents of water
from broken mains poured Into tho
Munncl shaft, while tho wreckage was
being cleared from the street rullway
subway, and It was f cured that tho
street might cave In,
Tho cause of the explosion and the
Humility of explosives that blew up are
not definitely uiown. Several causes'
have been advanced. One was that a
fire tttarted near the powder room and
thnt Master Mechnnle William Tubhs
lost bis life In a desperate attempt to
quench It before It reached tho deadly
fuel. Another was that It sturted from
a spark produced by a stray current of
electricity. A third placed the blame
upon blast In the tunnel. Still another
gave a gas explosion from electrical
contact In the trolley conduit of the
HtreeL railway subway. It will prob
ably take nn olllciul Investigation to
reveal the true explanation. Several
men who were very close to the shaft
escaped, while others hundreds of feet
nway were knocked down and seriously
Muyor Low said tonight that ho
would write to the rapid transit com
missioners, requesting that they as
certain the sub-contractors' method of
handling and storing explosives. Tho
mayor remarked that "familiarity
breeds contempt" and possibly the con
tractors In handling explosives had be
come careless as time went on, until
the accident happened.
District Attorney Jerome visited the
scene and made an Investigation to
guide him In the official Inquiry and
possible criminal prosecution that will
Officials Under Arrest.
Ira A. Sliuler, engineer In charge of
tho work at Park avenue: John Brack
en, a foreman, and Martin McGrnth, an
assistant foreman, were placed under
arrest and charged with homicide.
"William Barclay Parsons, chief en
gineer or the Rapid Transit commis
sion, said that Shuler was one of the
most competent and careful engineers
bo ever knew. The damage may ex
ceed $1,000,000. The first estimate on
the Murray Hill hotel placed the loss
at $100,000, but later the hotel was
abandoned as unsafe. If the building
Is condemned tho loss on It .alone will
nppronch $1,000,000. 'The damage to the
Grand Union was estimated at $40,000.
and that :n the Manhattan hospital at
$25,000. Tho loss at the Grand Central
station was entirely In glass, as was
that of the one hundred or more other
buildings affected by the explosion. No
estimate was made of the losses sus
tained by tVu; Rapid Transit contractors.
BIG TRACTION DEAL
All the Street Railroads Will Be
Merged and Operated for All
Time as One Road.
By Inclusive Wile from The As-soilattd Press.
New York, Jan. 27. The Herald to
morrow will say:
Plans are maturing In this city to
supply a part of the funds required In
the deal by which all the street railroad
franchises and existing roads In Phil
adelphia will be merged and operated
for all time by one company. From one
of the men interested, details of the
plan were learned.
It Is proposed to form a new com
pany to be called this Consolidated
Traction company, which will be cap
italized at $30,000,000 and will Issue $13,
000,000 fifty year 4. per cent, bonds.
The deal involves financial Interests
worth fully $130,000,000. Arrangements
have been nmdo according lb tho Her
ald's informant for the underwriting
of the 30,Oi)0,00 stock and the $5,000,
000 bonds of the Consolidated Traction
company, with Wolf Brothers, of Phil
adelphia and New York, and J. P. Mor
gan & Co. of New York. In case the
Union Traction company's stockhold
ers accept tho proposal made yester
day, they will have the prior light to
subscribe to tho new stock of the Con
solidated company of which about $.1
a share will bo paid In.
OF THE NORTHWEST
Passenger Trains in Minnesota Are
Delayed A Stage Conch Goes
lly Hxcliulve Wile fioni Tliu A'sucliilod 1'ios.
St. Paid, Minn., Jan. 27. Nearly
every passenger train was from one to
six hours late today, while Paclllo
coast trains duo yesterday did not ar
rive until daylight today, twelve to
fifteen hours late.
Tho latter trains mot the severest
storm In tho northwest and were de
layed not only by snow but by tho ex
ceedingly low temperature which rondo
It Impossible to keep up a full head of
In many cases tho Great Northern
nnd Northern Paclllc havo found It nec
essary to cut freight trains and double
the amount of power.
Soult Sto Marie, Mich,, Jan, 27. In u
fierce blizzard that raged last night,
one of the stages that runs across tho
river between hero and the Canadian
Soo went through the Ice. John Leblu,
the driver, was swept under tho leo
with tho horses and sleigh and
drowned while tho three passengers
wero rescued with great dlfllculty,
AVhen about half way across tho river
Driver I.obla lost the regular truck
owing to the blinding snow.
Thirty-six Boers Captured,
Uy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prcu.
IaiuIoii, Jan. 27,-bord Kitchener, In a Iepilcli
fiom JoliuiineMmiir, dated Sunday, Jan. SM, an.
pounces that Colonel limner captured thlrty-tlg
Ilocia Saturday, Jan. S. In llio neighborhood
Postmaster at Forest City,
By Exclusive Who fiom The Associated Crest
WiL-lilinftvu, Jan, 87. Tlw mute today con
tinned the nomination of Truman C. Ma.u.cr, lo
bo pu, (matter at I'oitot City, Suu,ucfianiia county,
EQUITY CASE DISMISSED.
A Legal Battlo at Enstoivof Interest
to Slnto Companies.
Dy EicIuiItc Wire from Tie Ajfocltled Pre.
Kenton, Pa., Jan. 27. Judge Scott to
day handed down a lengthy opinion, in
which' ho dismisses the bill In tho
equity proceeding brought by the Ban
gor nnd Portland railroad (a leased lino
of the Delaware, Lackawanna and
AVostern), ngnlnnt the American Ban
gor Slate company, the American Bnti
gor Slate company of New Jersey, the
Lehigh and Now England Railroad
company, and the j Genuine Bangor
Tho opinion concludes by saying:
"Thin cause came on to bo heard and
wasargued by counsel and upon con
sideration It Is now ordered, adjudged
and decreed that plaintiffs' bill be dis
missed with costs, tho protlumotary' to
enter the decree nisi, In ,'tccorduncc
therewith, and give notice to the re
spective parties or their counsel."
It was milt In which an effort was
made to have tho slate company re
strained by Injunction from shipping
Its product over any other road than
that of the Bangor and Portland, by
virtue of the terms of an alleged agree
ment. There are other slate companies
In the Bangor district that are very
much Interested In the result of this
An apeal will no doubt be taken to
the Supreme court.
Dr. Harry J. Ziegler Shoots
His Wife and
Py Kxcluslvc Wire from The Associated Pre.".
Chicago, Jan. 27. Dr. Harry J. !21eg
ler, of .116 West King street, Lancaster,
Pa., fatally wounded his wife. Anna,
and then killed himself this afternoon
at the Wellington hotel. A note left
by the physician declared that lje and
his wife had decided to die, and that
us he lacked the nerve, Mrs. Zlegler
had promised to commit the net.
The woman, before being removed to
the Samaritan hospital in a dying con
dition, declared that the shooting was
done by her husband.
Tho physician and his wife arrived
at the Wellington hotel this morning
and were assigned to a room. The two
were young and apparently happy.
They retired to their room and about
u o'clock a call came to the clerk's
When the bell boy arrived at the
room, he found the woman tugging nt
the door. Blood was flowing from a
wound in the back of her head.
"Oh, my huslKvnd has shot himself,"
she cried, forgetting In her fear for
hi m the pain of her own wound.
The bell boy took her out Into the
hallway, saying that her husband
might kill her and she let him lead her
away from the room. Then he hastened
to the oillco or Dr. B. L. Rlese, the
house physician. When the latter ar
il ved the husband was dead and the
wife was barely conscious.
A note addressed to a morning paper
was found In the room. It rend:
"My photo belongs to your paper. Wo
decided to die but I lack the nerve to
shoot, so my wife, Anna, will do It.
Send my body home to 310 West King
street, Lancaster, Pa. Good bye."
Mis. Zicglei was conscious for some
lime after the arrival of Dr. ftlese. She
confirmed the contents of the note
which showed that the husband lacked
r.t ilrst the determination-to carry out
their plans. But- she, too, failed and
eventually, she said, her husband shot
her and then thinking that she was
dead, turned the wupnii upon himself.
Mrs. .iegler was removed to Samari
tan hospital where It was said she can
not live. She soon relaxed into uncon
sciousness after her arrival at the
Dr. Zlegler and his wife were not
known ul the Wellington hotel,
A letter to Zlegler questioned him
about a divorce he was to secure from
a 'Miss Baker" at Lancaster.
Mrs. Zlegler's father Is Samuel P.
Adams, of this city, who Is said to be
When taken to the hospital, It was
thought Mrs. Zlegler could not recover.
After an operation, she -showed moro
signs of life and although the chances
ate slim, some hope is entertained for
Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 27. Harry J.
Klegler, who fatally shot u woman
purporting to be his wife and then
committed suicide at Chicago today,
was a native ot this city, and lived
hero until three years ago. Ho was
2i! years old and a son of William J,
Hlegler, station master of tho Philadel
phia and Heading Ballroad company,
Tho latter Is a respected and esteemed
resident. As a boy, tfelgler was way
ward und unmanageable. "When drink
ing, lie frequently got Into serious
trouble. He served a term on tho
school ship Saratoga and three years
ago enlisted in the regular army and
was sent to tho Philippines. The last
heard' from ilm was' a year ago, when
his father received a letter duted .'.u
zon, In which he said ho had entered
tho hospital service, it circumstance
that accounts for his title of "doctor."
Hlegler wus married about live years
ago to Miss Harriet Baker, of this
city, who is now at her homo hero and
from whom ho had not been divorced.
When seen tonight. Mrs. Kiegler said
she huil lust heard from her husband
at Chicago In November, and that he
then wrote her ho would never return
to Lancaster, Since then, sho had
learned that he had been piarrled.
"I don't pity him," she said, "but I
feci sorry for the girl."
lly Kxvlutirc Wire from Tbo Associated I'rwt,
JCew York, Jan. S7. i-Al rlvcd : Aiiwteidani, Hot
IcrdJin and Boulogne fcur Mer. Liverpool Ar.
lived; lUiurla, New York, l'ljnioutb Arrlunlt
Kainr Wilhelm d?r Cirame, New Yoik for Cher
bourg ar.d llriiiicn. Sailed: I'alricla (fK'in Hani
bun; and Uoulogne), New York, Olbraltar
Sailed: Trove. New York for Naples and Ocnoi
land piotccdt'd.) ' .
DAY WITH THE
Most Important Business of the
ON ALL MEMBERS
Resolution Providing for a Tax on
All Members of tho Organization
for tho Purpose of Carrying to a
Successful Termination All Strikes
Now Engaged In by the Mine
Workers Miners to Eight Opera
tors to tho End in All Strikes In
Order to Gain Hecognition.
Uy KxcliKhc Wire from The Ansocialed I'ics.-c.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 27. The Uni
ted Mine Workers took today what Is
regarded by many of the delegates us
the most Important action of the con
vention. A resolution came from In
diana district ' 11, providing that tho
convention Rhould levy an assessment
on all the members of the organization
sufficient for the purpose of carrying
to speedy nnd successful termination
nil strikes now engaged In by the en
tire organization. After considerable
debate the recommendations of the res
olutions committee to refer It to the
national executive board was voted
down and n substitute motion that the
convention Itself make the assessment
wan passed. Another motion that the
amount of the assessment be left to the
notional executive board to determine
was passed after much discussion, as
some of the members thought the
board should not be made to assume
the responsibility. Delegate Iteese, oC
Iowa, moved that the board be In
structed to report to this convention.
Tills was concurred in.
Before the noon adjournment. Presi
dent Mitchell, who is head of the ex
ecutive board, had an understanding
with the convention that the levy was
to cover only such strikes as have tho
indorsement of the national board.
It Is the announced purpose of the
miners to fight the operators to the
end In all these strikes, as the; principle
of whether Or not the organization is to
be recognized is at stake.
Dr. J. M. King Expresses His Opin
ion of Prof. Mitchell in Em
Dy Uxcliuive Wire from The A'sociated l'ris.
Philadelphia. Jan. 27. At the weekly
meeting today of the Methodist minis
ters or this city, Itev. George H. Beck
ley read a paper referring to the pub
lished opinions of Prof. Charles "W.
Pearson, of the Northwestern univer
sity, who recently questioned the truth
of miracles mentioned in the Bible. A
general discus-sion followed the reading
of the paper, resulting In the denunci
ation ot seviral text books now In use
In the Methodist theological seminaries.
Dr. J. M. King, of New York, one ot
the secretaries of the board of church
extension, was present, and expressed
Ills opinion In ah emphatic maimer.
"I respett the board of bishops," ho
said, "but that respect does not lead
me to favor their action, when by a
majority of one they seated Prof.
Mitchell In tliu Boston theological
seminary and by that vote of one
struck at the divinity of Jesus Christ.
"Dr. Mitchell Is a moro dangerous
man than Prof. Pearson, because he Is
tho moro learned. Prof. Pearson can
easily bo answered, but Dr, Mitchell is
not to be disposed of so readily, Tliu
place for an honest man who does not
believe In the fundamental teachings
he promised to uphold. Is out of the
fold. He may then criticize the Blblo
If ho has a mind to."
It was decided to bring Dr, Illshell's
"Unfoundation of Christian Faith" iimt
other text books to the notice of the
board of bishops.
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MUIiVILLE STILL LIVES.
Burglar Shot at Din-yea Friday Morn
ing Alive, but Cannot Recover,
lly Kicluilvo Wire from The. Associated 1'iesi.
Plttston, Juu, 27. Mike Mulville, tho
Newark burglar, shot at Dnryea by
Hotelkeoper Isuao Kvuns, early Friday
morning, is still allvo at the Plttston
The way Mulville clings lo life Is sur
prising to the hospital physicians. He
Is still paralyzed from the wound, nnd
maintains tho sumo dogged silence that
has churacterUcd him since ho was
Will Construct Pennsy Tunnel,
Uy i:cluslv,W!ro from The Associated I'reu.
London, Jan. 27. ('. W. Jacobs, nu I!ng1li
inglliecr, who Is also coiuMillincr engineer for Ilie
Cainegle company and for the Auiciluii llrd?
company, bailed from I.iveipool, Jan, ?.', on tho
(dcamcr Oceanic, for Sew York, to fake i-lurgo
of llie comlructiun of (lie Pennsylvania railroad's
Denmark Treaty Received,
Dy Kicluihr Wire from The Auocitted I'reu.
Wutliiiiicton, Jan, 27. The n'nate today in ex
ecutive session recelwd the peaty with Den
mark, tlantfcrrlng the Wrt Indian pownjious ol
that county In thn I'll i ted Mutes. Tliu rxact
consideiatlon fcpeiirled in the tieaty to be paid
by this country U ?5,000,000.
Pattern, Shop Destroyed.
Dy Eiclutbe Wire from The AwovUtcd I'reu.
Wilmington, Pel., Jan. 37. File tonight df
ulrojed tliu pattern Miops of Ihu I'lilludclplila',
Wilmington anil Itjltimore JUIlroad company
here, Lots estimated at $00,(100; origin uu
KILLED AT A COUNTRY DANCE.
Commercial Traveler's Eatnl Dance
with a Rural Belle.
Py Eicluilvc Wire from The Associated PrMi.
Iilnkvlllc, Ind., Jan. 27. James W.
Woodford, of Klmore, Mich., was killed
there nt it country dance last evening.
Woodford, who was) u commercial trav
eler, antagonized it young man named
Davis by dancing with Miss Parvls, to
whom Davis In engaged. Davis told
Woodford to leave the place but lio
When Woodford stepped out of the
farm 'house later In the evening, It Is
ulleged, Davis stabbed him with u
dugger. Woodford died In ten minutes.
Davis was arrested.
JEWEL ROBBER'S RETURN.
Edward Kern Refuses to Reveal Lo
cation of $15,000 Pearl,
lly Kxi'hiilvc Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Jan. 27. Edward Kern,
the vnlet of Paul G. Thetmitd, who Is
nccused of having robbed his employer
of $50,000 worth of jewelry, reached this
city today In custody.
Kern told Captain Titus of places in
this city where he had pawned small
pieces of Jewelry, but when asked If
he would reveal the hiding place of a
$13,000 pearl, he said he wus not ready,
and that whether he would or not de
pended upon the advice of his lawyer.
The Admiral Is Given a Warm
Reception by the
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Assoeitted Press.
Chicago, Jan. 27. Admiral Schley,
after a quiet Sunday and a good night's
sleep, arose today much refreshed and
expressed himself as ready to meet the
requirements of the day's programme.
The first event on the programme
was a visit to the Wlnfleld Scott Schley
The admiral entered the school
through two lines of boys holding
palms over his head. He was greeted
by the children who sang, "See the
Conquering Hero Comes." After being
introduced he made a short speech In
which he said that honor and honesty
are tho handmaids of vnlor. He said,
too, that he wus very glad to have
the school named after lilm. A small
boy piped up, "I am glad they named
It after you," whereupon there were
shouts of laughter and . general ap
plause. The 900 children In attendance
marched by the admiral who shook
hands with every one or them.
At 11 a. m. the admiral was present
ed with resolutions of esteem and
approbation hy.a committee of twenty
two representing the German societies
of Chicago. At noon he took luncheon
with Mr. Munger and at 2 p. m. met
members of the Maryland society of
Chicago at a reception in .the Palmer
Admiral and Mrs. Schley wore ten
dered a public reception at the Audi
torium hotel at 3 p. in. The cutties
and approaches to the corridor where
the distinguished visitors stood were
crowded. As the admiral and his wife
ascended the stairway, a chorus of
fifty young ladles, attired In sailor
suits, sang, "See, the Conquering Hero
Conies." In the rear ot the stand a
committee from the Chicago naval bil
gade was stationed as a body guard.
Without further ceremony, crowds ot
people tiled past, shaking hands with
the admiral and his wife. Tho recep
tion ended at fi o'clock.
A feature of the reception was the
welcome accorded by seventeen former
members of Commodore Dewey's
squadron at Manila, who extended
their congratulations to Admiral Schley
At 6 o'clock, the admiral was the
guest of honor at n dinner given by the
ofllcers of the Chicago naval battalion.
The dinner, which was attended by
about seventy-live ofllcers and guests,
was held In the blue room of the Audi
torium hotel, and although less formal
than the banquet of Saturday evening,
It was an elegant and thoroughly en
joyable affair. The admiral, In thank
ing his hosts for the hospitality which
had been shown him, took occasion to
express his gratitude most warmly for
tho mnny kind attentions that had
been shown him since his arrival In tho
city Saturday morning.
Ho and Mrs. Schley will leave for
Louisville early tomorrow morning.
Death Warrant for Sheets.
By Uxtlutlvfl Wire from The Associated PrcsJ.
HarrUburc, Jan, 27. Governor Stone today is
tuvcl a death. warrant for the rvccutlon of Milton
Sheets at ftomcrwt, n March 11. Sheets was
originally sentenced to be banged fin March ',
PKHI, but bcfoiv the date ef the execution ho
escaped from prlon and was not captured until
Inst Thursday, when lin wis auchlcil tit Athens,
Ohio, for binglary.
Sale of the Record.
Dy Exclusive Wlie fiom The Axoclited Prest.
Philadelphia, Jan. 'J7.-AssUt3nt L'nlted Mutes
Attorney flencral Janiex M. Meek, as t-pcclal
piaster coimiiMonor, lias ih'tided In xcll the
Philadelphia Itnord at public auction ut noun
en May 13 next, in this city.
By tiulivdrc Wire front The AktuciaU'd 1'iw.t,
Washington, 'Jan. 27. TIsohiji C. daidncr, of
Scrauton, has been granted a pension of H
DEATHS OF A DAY,
By Kxcliulvc Wire from The Associated I'les.
lluntiiiKton, W. Vj., Jan, SI, Henry Jjme.i
l)cib.vhlrc, a (voted KiiRlUhmin, the last of the
nin Ivors who accompanied ,1'aiitaiu Halt on hU
expedition In uttempts tu reach Hie North I'nle,
died here today, aged 70. lie was widely Liiown.
New York, Jan, 27. Pr. Iiihlan Tyler, noil ol
John Tyler, lcnli pretldmt of the l'nlted SUU,
and brother of the president of William and Mar.v
college, Is dead In I lib, city from appendicitis.
!r. TVkr, who waa 'fit) jcant old, bad been con
nected with the department of health fqr .wvc'ral
icju. 'flic interment will be nt ItUhmoiid, Ya.
MISS STONE'S RELEASE
IS EXPECTED HOURLY
A. A. Garg-iulo, Dr. House and W. W.
Peet Havo Undertaken to Hand
Over tho Cash.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Assoeitted I'reu.
DJumala. ltoumella, Jan. 27. The re
lease of Miss Ellen M. Stone and Mine.
Tsllka Is now expected hourly. At the
request of the' American negotiators
the government litis granted the for
mer entire freedom to cross and recross
the frontier, so us to facilitate the lib
eration of the captives.
A. A. Garglulo, llrst dragoman of the
United States legation at Constanti
nople: Dr. House and W. W. Peet,
treasurer of the American mission at
Constantinople have undertaken to
hand over the ransom and receive the
captives. They have accepted all
risks and, by special request, are no
longer accompanied by an escort of
FOUR GLOVE FIGHTS.
Brief Engagements in the Ring in
America and England.
By Exclusive Wire from The Astocltted Treat.
London, Jan. 27. "Jim" Williams, of
London, at the National Sporting club
tonight defeated "Pedlar" Palmer Jn
two rounds for the bantam weight
championship of England.
Philadelphia, Jan, 27. "young" Peter
Jackson and .Tuck Bonner fousbt six
rounds at the Washington Sporting
club tonight, In which Jackson had all
the better of It.
Philadelphia, Jan. 27. Ed. Denfoss,
of Philadelphia, and Johnny Gorman,
of New York, fought six rouwals to a
draw tonight at the Penn Athletic club.
It was fast bout throughout.
London, Jan. 27. Jack O'Brien se
cured a decision over "Charley" Mo
Kecver, both of Philadelphia, at the
Leeds club tonight in a contest for the
middleweight championship and a purse
of 630. McKeever weighed 151 and
O'Brien 138 pounds.
THE CELEBRATION OF
Imperial Family and Members of the
Diplomatic Corps Extend Con
gratulations to Him.
By Kxcliulvc Wire fiom The Associated l'ie.-s.
Berlin, Jan., 27. Emperor William
signalized his birthday today by con
ferring territorial titles on all tho
re'glments which hud hitherto borne no
In the morning, Emperor William
and the Imperial family attended di
vine service In the chapel of the cas
tle. The members of diplomatic corps
and the imperial and Prussian cabinet
ministers were present.
After the service. Emperor William
held a "congratulation court" in the
white hall, at which all tho great dig
nitaries of state were present. His
majesty shook hands with the imperial
chancellor, Count Yon Buelow and the
foreign representatives, conversed with
them, and subsequently chatted with
the Prince of AN'tiles.
In the afternoon Emperor William
nnd the Prince of Wales retired to the
armory, both wearing the ribbon of the
Order of the Black Eagle. Crown Prince
Frederick William, Prince Eltel, and
the headounrters staff accompanied
them, Ills majesty was warmly cheered
by largo crowds along tho route and
the cheers, led by Genernl Von Hahnke,
chief of the epiperor's military cabinet,
were repealed within the armory.
Lifter In the day bhnperor William
drove in nn open carriage through
t'nter Den Linden, The great crowds
present heartily cheered his mujesty.
Tho empress" birthday presgnt to tho
emperor was a model of her left hand,
executed In marble by Prof. Bogus, The
only ornament on the hund Is a wed
lly r.YcltuIro Who from The Associated I'rix.
llarrMiunr. Jan, 37. Auditor (ienei.il Harden,
beigh today appointed (i.iremc !. Scltz, of II -Ion,
auditor of tin- accouuU of tho iharitaldc
Institutions ivnlvhm' Mate Did, ke Fled VY,
Went llmr, of Indiana, ivaiidicd.
WashitjKton, Jan. 27. The fidhmiief fouilli
cla postnmtcrs were, appointed todays Polly
Port. Lurerne county, Frances A. Wilkinson,
Wllted-llarre, Jan. 27. Joseph V, liul.e, u
member of I lie- Lchluli Valley Oo.il company'
fnidnecrliur corps, who w,ia taught in ail epin.
tlnn nt Ibe (oey mine III PltUtuli lat Thin-day,
and fatally hmucd, filed at (lie hospital today,
lie I the wioud victim of (lie cxpbulon.
By Kvi'liudre Wire from The Associated l'ic.
IlairMiuii., Jan. 27. Cli-itleis wem (-.sued by
the Malo dipailment today lo the fallow iiur col
ponitons! The Vle.idiille- Supply isniiiuiir, Me.nl
Vllle: i-apiliil ijd.iKJO. The Athens Itealtj and In-vtutint-iit
company, Atlirnsj lapitd W,MI, 'I ho
Mount VlonU Telephone Lxcliansjc eomiuny,
Mount Mouls, (liecne county! capital i?.'i,nno,
The Mcirhanli.' und Manufacturcis' Hall and lllv
rr Transfer company, PItlsliuigi capital fl.eon.
Excluded from Second Class Mall.
By Lxclushe Wire fiom The Atociali-d 're.-s,
Wabliinftou, Jan. 27.- -Another Ions lit of pill"
Heulioin. excluded from llie Mcond elaw mail
prblli'Kcs and made subject to the tidid ihuvi
late was iiunounii'd by the po-loftlcc department
today. There air torntj-four of tbeni, embiac.
lint riillttuy cnldes, newtpaper almanac?, ttrial
boiU und other publication.
An Audience with the Pope.
By Extlutlve Wire from The Ajiociitfd PreM.
Home, Jan. 27. The. pope today received in
audlcnco Lunelle A. I'hilbln, formerly district
attorney of New York county nnd lilfht Key,
John M. I'arlcy, uuxlllary bUhop ol New York,
GritlGlsm of Pro?. SGluirman'A
Speech in Boston Arouses
MR. DU B0IS THINKS
An Associated Press Dispatch from
Manila Is Quoted as Authority.
The Talk Takes a Wide Kange and
Covers the Wholo Philippines Held.
Mr. Money's Plan, of Disposing cf
the Islands House Proceedings.
Dy KxclmUe Wire from The Auocitted PreM.
Washington, Jan. 27. An animated
nnd prolonged discussion was precipi
tated In the senate today over the right
of army ofllcers to criticize utterances,
made In the senate or elsewhere, on the
conduct of affairs In the Philippines.
At times It became somewhat acrimoni
ous, ofllcers In the Philippines being
sharply taken to task for statements
attributed to them In dispatches from
Kising to a question ' of privilege
early in tho session, Mr. Dubois
(Idaho) had read an Associated Press
dispatch from Manila, in, which Gen
eral Wheaton was quoted as criticizing
some utterances of Prof. Schurman In
a speech delivered in Boston. Mr. Du
bois thought tho president would bo
warranted in reprimanding General
Wheaton for his criticisms. Ho declared
that such comment upon the action of
the sen.'ito was "outrageous and inde
cent," and that the minority had had
quite enough of threats and blackmail.
The debate thus precipitated took a
wider range. Mr. Lodge (Mass.) and
Mr. Spooner (Wis.) maintained that no
newspaper utterance ought to be ac
cepted as the basis of a reprimand of
any officer, unless It wus supported by
an investigation indicating the accur
acy of the report.
The incident was finally closed with
out action. When the Philippine tariff
bill was taken up, Mr. Itawllns (Utab)
questioned Mr. Lodge about acts of the
Philippine commission which were, de
signed to prevent the discussion of
Philippine independence In the islands.
Mr. Lodge said such acts wore passed;
but they wero for the purpose of sup
pressing the Insurrections; that It was
desirable that peace should be estab
lished, before independence of the isl
ands nnd other questions be discussed.
Mr. Uuwllns said the acts of the com
mission wero ii suppression of free
speech in the Philippines.
Air. Lodge said that the act related
wholly to armed Insurrection In the
Mr. Money's Idea.
Mr. Money (Mississippi) made an ex-'
tended speech In criticism of the gov
ernment's policy in the Philippines, de
claring: "Wo are committed to It, I suppose,
until we have a lucid Interval, and we
are not likely soon to havo that." He
maintained that the United Stales In
acquiring and holding the islands did a
most foolish thing.
Mr. Hale interrupted to say that the
situation in the Philippines will grow
worse Instead of belter and that It Is
anomalous to mix the military and
Iteplylng to u. question of Mr. Halo
as to what he would do with the Isl
ands, Mr. Money said:
"Let them go to the devil and tnko
care of themselves as far as the Ameri
can people are concerned."
Mr. Piatt (Connecticut) took sharp
issue with the Mississippi senator on
some of his conclusions or law, con
tending that the United States could
not bo expected to grunt Independent'!!
to tho Filipinos and to relinquish all
rights In the Islands merely because .of,
the natives desire for liberty.
After on executive session of forty
minutes the senate adjourned until to
morrow. House Proceedings.
The house today adopted a resolution
calling for documents relating to Mio oh
trulnlifc ship Vermont, jrvhleh was
placed out of commission last summer,
and also passed a bill to provide for
tho compulsory attendance or witnesses
before registers and receivers of the
general land oillco. A bill to appro
priate $100,000 for establishing homes
for tho teaching of articulate speech t
deaf children was defeated. District
of Columbia business was considered
nnd the huuso then adjourned null'
Enstonx league Meets.
Uy i:clU8he Wire Irvin The Associated I'rcw.'
Xcv: Vorl;. Jan. 27. A Bpeei.il ineetliw f tin
LakU-iii Icaiiue, at which nil the clubh in llw
nriranlwiliou were icprc-enled, wa held at Jriwy
City today lo ikw up several inatteis, 'Jin:
lliiifalo i lub franchise was awarded tu (ienro
Mulllni,'!), funnel ly ut Detioll and tho Jeiey lily
fninchlMi went tu llie Sew Jersey Inhibition rum
pane, which Is bended by J, J. Xcvln and II. .
llriflitli. 'IVni llimw, formerly of Chlcicm wai
disused ab niaiuRCi' for the Jcwy City club,
YESTERDAY'S WEATHER, .
Illtjhi'M tcnipmtuic i ilicuci
l.uwcit temperature. ,.,,..,.,,..,,, Sj degici'l
S a. nu , t per (cut,
p. in. , mm imm I1" tent,
I'rcvlpiutlon, 21 hours ended 8 p. tu., 0.29 inclu
4- WEATHER TORECAST,
-f Washington, Jan. 27. Porcca.it for
-f Tuesday and Wednesday: Kutcin I'crci-
4- hjltauU Pair, colder Tucfciliy with a mM -f-
4- irc. Wednesday, fair, loutliiued colli
4- freh northwesterly fo northerly windt. 4-