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Opponents of the Bill Arc Making a
Strona Fialit fladlnst
BY M. GR0SVEN0R
Wains Eiiends of the Bill That the
Use of Wholesome Food Pioduct
Cannot Bo Prevented by Legisla
tion Mr. Davidson Makes a Speech
in Favor of the Bill, Which, Ho
Urges, Is Designed Only to Protect
the Daily Interests Senate Passes
Bill Providing for Inciease in Sal
aries of Judges.
lv Kxclu'.lie Wire doin The Associate! I'rcti.
Washington, D. C, Feb. -J. Debate
on the oleomat g.u Ine bill continued to
day In the house, and the piospects are
that ii vote will not bp 1 cached eaillor
The opponents of the bill aie making
a stiong fight, so far as the presenta
tion of uigument Is concerned. The
t-peakeis today were Messrs. Tompkins
"w York), Kobb (Missouil), Knttur
evv Yoik), Dates (Peniisj.lv.inlu),
,avidson (Wisconsin). Driseoll (New
York), and Hepburn (Iowa), in tavor,
and Messrs. Cow held (Mls.souii), Lan
hani (Texas), Grosvenor (Ohio), and
Kloberg (Te.us), against the bill. Mi.
Lnnham (Texas), in opposing the bill,
paid the defeat of the bill meant a
having of SIO.000,000 annually to his
Mi. Giosvenor (Ohio) made a vigot
ous speech against the measuie. He
warned the friends ot the bill that the
use of a -wholesome lood pioduct could
not be prevented by legisl ition and de
clared that the advertisement shun to
oleomargarine by this agitation would
defeat the very ends aimed .it it by the
"ft lends of the cow"
Gieed. he safti, In conclusion, giew
upon what it was ted upon, and the
time to stop the evils which would lol
low In the train of the propo-iecl legis
lation is now, by killing the ponding
Mr. Davidson (Wisconsin) made an
aigument in favor or the bill, which,
he urged, was designed only to piotect
the daliy inteiestn fiom omnetitlon
with something which p.t.ssed as but
ter and wh'ch was not butter. Mr.
Hepburn (Iowa), in advocating the
passage ot the bill, claimed that Its
passage would cheapen the price or
oleomaigaiine toi those who dtsiied to
use it; Hist, by 1 educing the tnx one
and thrce-touith cents, and second, by
taking it out of the maiket as a com
petitor of butter. The bill wont over
Representative Cochran (MIssomi)
intioduced the following tesolutlun:
Il-olvtd, Il.v tho teiuL' and Uic- tiou-o thai the
lion. Paul Kt litre i, pieMiluil of the -oiilh fm in
HimlilU, U hcnlij linliul lo m,u nlu i nltol
Malrs a-, tho Ki.tjt ot llic county at ..ucli time
ii wij Miit liU (umenliutf. l"oi tin ikfr.iniont
r l ho iwiH, tnciiirul ii. hi tiiUiuiimuiit
wbio in this country tin- miiii of .'",uii nr m
much thenar .! nuv In ncis-u ! huili) ,ip.
invpiiittil out of .iiij tnoiiiv 111 llu IU.I11111 nut
In the Senate.
Alter biief discussion today, the sen
nit passed, by a vote ot i'J to SI, the
bill providing for a '?, not- mnt. In .
c lease in the salaries or the United
States judges-. All amendments weie
voted down, including one to Inciease
the salaiies of cabinet ollieeis ft out
.8,000 to SU-.tiOO a. year.
By the terms of the measuue the .ol
lowing balatles ate to be paid United
Chief justice, Hupiemo touit or the
United States, $13,000; each tib.soelulo
jtibtlce, $12,500; eh cult judges, 7,50ti;
district judges, $0,250; elilef Juatlc.
couit of claims, Jti.U-u; each associate
judge, $5,025: chief justice, court of ap
peals, District of Columbia, ?S,000: each
associate justice, 7,D0O; chief Justice
Stipieme court, District or Columbia,
?6,750; each associate Justice, ?C,;;o.
During tho lemalnder of the day's
session, the uigent deficiency bill was
under discussion, the Philippine tin Iff
measuro bolus laid uslde temporal ily.
An amendment piovidlng tar a land
office at Kllka, Alaska, was made the
tnxt, by Mr. Hansboiough, of a defensci
ot'DIsttlct Judgo Arthur II, Noyes, of
Alaska, and of Alexander McKonzto
and others, to whom J7r, Tillman had
referred yes day in a scathing man
ner. Mr, Hansborough said Mr. Mc
Kenzlo was n. "reputable and honest
man, tho peer of any member of this
body.' He paid a high tilbute, too,
io Judge Noyes, who, ho said, was ono
of tho leading lawyers of Minnesota,
He had been appointed to his present
position on tho lecommundatlon of the
Into Senator Davis, who had tho utmost
confidence In him. Mr. Hansboiough
expressed his pejsonal confidence in
hlni, He deflated the only charge for
which Judge Noyes had been brought
before the chcult court nf appeals In
SanFrunclHco was contempt of court,
Mr. Tillman, citing tho proceedings
beforo tho San Francisco court, de.
clarert that either the judges of that
court wcro unworthy of their places or
Judge Noyes and his UBsoclatos were.
Mr. Hunsborough paid no heed to Mr,
Tillman's proposition, nut proceeded
with an extended argument la defense
of Judge Noyes and Mr, MeKenzle. A
long discussion of the Noyes case fol
lowed, legal and technical, rather than
personal. No action could be taken ou
this subject, but the discussion will bo
continued tomorrpw, under the lati
tude allowed when appropilation bills
John F, Dryden was Inducted into
office as the successor of the late
Senator William J. Sew ell, of New Jc.
sey. HARRIS-MEEK LIBEL SUIT.
Attachments Are Asked for a Num
ber of Well Known Politicians.
Hy I'vcluslvc W Ire from Tho Woelatcd l'ns.
Clcai field, Pa., Fob. I. Tho Hauls
Meek libel suit did not come up foi tilal
owing to the failure of mateilal wit
nesses for tho defense to obey the sum
mons of the Cleat field court to "be and
appear bote In their pioper person-,
When couit was called this morning
ex-Judge Ktebs, counsel for Meek,
asked the court for attachments for
Thomas S. Dlgelovv.MciJor A, M. Drown,
ex-Speaker XV. T. Mai shall, John Mc
Tlghe, ex-Lieutenant Governoi Walter
Lyon, W. XV. Xesbltt, John H. Smith
and others out Plttsbuig way; Waul
U. Hliss Clarence Wolf, Philadelphia;
Lieutenant Governor Gobln, Lebanon,
and sevei.U Hanisburg and Philadel
phia newspaper coiiespondents.
The officers with the writs In chaigo
have left for the east and west. The
men they go sifter will, If caught, be
compelled to come to Clearfield at their
own expense and also pay all the costs
lncuried In Issuing and executing the
Isiael XV. Dm hum, J. Clayton Elb,
Chillies H. Voothees and Thcodoie 13.
Stulb came In on the motnlm, ttaln.
When the defendant's counsel found
that the Pittsburg contingent, Wind It.
Ul!ss and other Important witnesses
weie not on the ttaln they asked lor
a continuance until Thuisduy morning.
Counsel for the commonwealth object
ed, and a compioniise was effected by
which the case will go to trial when
the witnesses wanted anle. Both
hides claim to be anxious foi ttial.
Since the Inception ot the Pen
sion Depaitment 1,574 Employes
Have Been Retiied.
Ui 1 ndLt'vi" Wire tiom Tlor '"'Ocialnl 1'rtO
Philadelphia, Feb. 4. The pension
depaitment of the Peunsvivanlu llall
load company hat. piepuied Intel est
ing data, showing the let-nlts of oper
ation theteof dining the two yiais ot
I its existence.
i The companj, availing U'-ell ot the
oppoitunlty lo lew.ud the emi-loyer-
who, dining the guatcr pail of their
lives, lent their co-opeintlon in the ef
foils to attain its mescnt standard,
about two jeais ago denied and
adopted it plan lot the put pose ol le
tliing such employes on pension allow
ances as they aiihed at the tlneescoie
and ten mark, ot to thote who aie be
tween the ages or 6"i and G'J yeais and
have lendeied thitty oi inoie jenis of
active seivire, and on .u count of
physical - di.sabillU tuo unable to
lurther puusue their vocation'-, slant
ing to them the pilvilege ot either
electing their own letiiement with an
allowance, or if in the judgment of the
employing officer the emploxe Is no
longer able to petrol m his duties, ic
tlreinent Is miulo upon lecommenda
tion or that official.
The bt.itlslles ot the demu tment,
compiled as or Dccembei ill, 1101, indi
cate that theie wete uuthoilzud to be
paid to letiied employes dm lug the
year 1001, allowances aggregating $29.',
200.20 and this, added to the allow
ances paid during 1!)00, shows a tottil
of f33fi,Ji0.17 lor the two yeais of the
department's existence, which expeiidi
ime was borne entltely by the com
panies associated in the ndmlnlstiatlon
or the depaitment, being piovlded for
by an annual appioptlatlon of $300,000,
and does not Include the amounts In
cut red In the opeiatlon of tho depait-
Since the Inciutlon or the demit l
ment, 1,571 employes hae been lethed
and gi anted pension allowances, or
which number 217 hate, to December
31, 1901, died, or the total number u
tlied, 2 IS weie or the 05 to 70 year
class, in In UiOO and 105 In 1001, or
those fo lelli'ved Horn active duty, the
icquests oi Iglnatlng with the employes
weiu lour to cveiy one emanating fiom
tho emplojlng ofileei. This Is a veiy
stiong Indication that the eflons or
tho coiupaity In allowing Its dhabled
einploycH to ictlro at the age or C3
jeais, with a bubstanllal allowance lor
tho lemalnder or their lives, aie much
SUICIDE CLAUSE VITIATED.
Important Life Insurance Decision
by Ohio Supiemo Court.
It) I'Aihuhc Wire from 'ihc sioiIalrJ I'u
Columbus, O., Feb. 4.-By a decision
In tho Supieme couit today, In thu
case of the National Union vs. Doia
Sloll, of Cincinnati, the clause of llfo
Insuianco policies against suicide Is
Mis. Stoll's husband tool; out a pol
ity containing specific stipulation that
the policy should become void In case
ho should commit suicide within two
H'urs. He did commit suicide and the
Supieniu court decided that the amount
of tho policy must bo paid,
High Pilced Helfor Sold.
By Kxiluihe Wire fiom Tht- .Vwoeiatea j'reii,
Chitjsu, Pill, ) 'I he .Ujuilsi'icAfigiw Iitifci,
JIUlk Cap Juilj, wit bolU .tt auction nt Urtltr
park aiiinhllheatir, Utilon btoi)c juiUt, tojjj, jg
t', II. GJUJiiei, of lilaiulliiville, ill., lor ),DO
Ihlt nukM tho rv'conl prico of oil hn-nlj imo
1S6J, .i short lim heifer mIIIhi; for o,00( In
ChkJtto on Dwimbtt 3 Im. Tho prnoui lilfli
utoid on ntiuV v.m :,t00.
Uf rsthulie Wire from 'flit AswtlnteJ I'reu.
Vatlilnjtoii, t'oh. i. t'cuvloia Usuciii 'iheo
Uore Ult, uf Oljuliant, tS; L'dnln M. Hodgson,
of Mofcqw, f)
ARTIST COMMITS SUICIDE,
Tho Dead llody of Dollndn Rloidnit
Found in Her Room.
0 Kicltuhe Wire from 1 ho Associated Preii.
Philadelphia, Feb. I. Belinda Klor
dttn, aged about 30 yeais, whose homo
Is at 192 Fourth stieet, Tioy. N. Y a
student In the Pennsylvania Academy
of the Fine Arts, was found dead to
day In her loom at a boarding house
In this city, having committed suicide
some time Inst night. The body wwi
lying upon the floor. In tho bicast over
the heart weie tluee gashes Inllletrd
by a pilntei's palette knife, and beside
the body lay an empty phial that had
contained carbolic acid. A tube, one
end of which wus attached to a gas
ntove, with the other end lcstlng be
side the dead woman's lace Indicated
that she had also Inhaled Illuminating
gas. The cause of the act Is not known.
Miss ltloi dan, who was a tall, hand
some blonde, studied at the Academy
or Fine Aits dining the teims of 1S97
and 1S9S and returned to the school
LAST LOOK AT
Unknown Woman Place Flowers on
the Caskets Mis. SoiTel May
Not Be Tiled.
I)y Kci luetic W ire from ll.c Associated Press
Pittsbuig. Feb 4. Thousands of peo
ple took a last look this morning at
the leinulns of John and Edward Pld
dle as they lay in the little mortuary
on South Dleenth stieet Fiom 9
o'clock until the noon hum, the double
line of vlewets was unbtoken. Many,
and among them not a lew women, as
sembled near the moituary as eaily as
8 o'clock. Unmindful of the biting wln
tiy blast and the dihlng snow, they
stood riuletly and patiently, awaiting
the appointed hour foi opening the
doois to the public.
A laigo squad of police ollleeis were
also only at the place and kept the
fast Inei easing thtong In pel feet order.
The bodies ol the dead mutdeii'i.s lay
In neat black diaped caskets in the
loom flouting the stieet.
On the caskets of the Hlddlct weie
sptlgs of fern and white cai nation1",
sent lot the put pose by "ome woman
whose Identity Is Unknown. The
lllowets weie sent to Undei taker Ileln-
hauer, with the lequest that they be
placed upon the caskets, and that it be
Known ihey were the gilt ol a woman.
The Indictment against Mis. Sorfel
iruy not be acted on by the pie-sent
gland jut j. She has not jet been put
under in lest loimally and will not bo
until she is strong enough to be moved
to Pittsbuig jail
There is much unceitainiy at. to when
Mie will be bt ought to Pittsbuig. She
will not be moved fiom the Ihttler hos
pital as loiirj as that would In any vn
endnugei her life.
The mob about the Belnhauer undoi -taking
establishment became so gie.it
that the dooi.-. weie closed by the police
on aciount ol the ciusb.
Thousands or people, mostly women,
weie unable to gain admission to view
the bodies, and tor sevetal houis after
the closing of the doois bundled') lin
geied about the place, hoping that the
doois would bo opened again. Many
women can led lluweis toi the dead,
which they lelt with1 the undei taker to
be placed on the grave tomouow
Dl'patches fiom Butler upon Mis.
Solrel steadilv imptovlng.
Realizing that she has mined her
husband, Mis. Sott'el does not wish to
biing luithcr dIBgi.ice and humiliation
upon him. She now desltes a change
of venue when she laces 1uslU e. In
tcais and with piteous pleading, she
made this lequest to Assistant Dlstilet
Attorney Kobb, of Alleghenj county,
in the hospital heie today. She said
she would go anjwhoie to have the
punishment meted out to her Tor her
di.'giacetul (time. She is willing to
meet any rate tho law may place upon
her, but does not want the punishment
adinlnl.stetcd in the court house acioss
the stieet fiom her old home She
begged and pleaded with Ml ltobb lor
almost two houis to Riant her this
much. She begged In thn name of her
husband, who Is Mr, Robb's friend, and
told him that her husband was In no
wuv to blame for hn shameful con
duct Mis, Soffel told the attorney thai she
was not a bad woman, She Mild that,
while she knew that she had been
ohm fed with a crime against the Mate,
she had never sinned. She pleaded that
her act was bi ought about thtough hir i
sympathy for the Ulddles and not her
Mr. ltobb told hei he was a filend of
her husband and would like to lighten
the buiden of his bonow and dlsgiace,
but could not make any detinltu pioin
iso to her at this time. Mi. Kobb was
with Mrs. Soffel lor almost two houis,
When sho had finished her pleading",
Mr, ltobb spoke to her about hei cube,
but she was letlcent and dfslmllnid to
talk about her flight with tho IJlddks.
Whllo he questioned her with iufuem.u
to the plates wheio they took lefugo
In their flight, she listened, but it-fused
to make any teply that would Incrimi
nate those who weie connected with
the plot. Sho then told Mr. ltobb that
she would not talk any moio until sho
had consulted with an attoine).
TOO MUCH GAS AT PLYMOUTH.
Breaking' of Main ripe Nearly
Ily Lxeludte Wire from The Asrovlatcd 1'resi.
Wllkcs-Barie, Feb, I. Tho inaln pipe
supplying the town of Plymouth with
gas burst last night, and tho escaping
gas found Its way thiough the celluts
Into about a More of houses on Jean
Mony families living on tho stieet
were icndeied unconscious by tho gas
and the timely milval of a number of
physicians, It Is thought, saved the
lives of not u few,
Murdeior Sentenced to 17 Years.
By Uxcluilie Wie from The Associated l'res.
'ircuto'i, N, J., Fch. 4 John 1', Murphy, Mho
was (ouvkud In the Mum county louiU for
tl murder of hU vtifi-, in the wiond do,'ro,
was tedjy KiitPnoed ly Justice litany to a, tenn
of tcieiiteeu u In the etate jwultirtbry.
KEPLY TO TOE
The British Government Will Accept
Mo Forcion Intervention
in Boer fWair.
Eoady to Listen to Peace Pioposals,
but They Must Come from South
Afiica The Motives of Humanity
Pioiupting1 the Communication Aie
Appieciated, but England Must
Adhere to the Policy Announced
Some Months After Hostilities
Weie Commenced by the Boers,
fiy Kvclu'hc Wire fiom 'flip Associated I'rn
London, Teb. 1 Loid Lansdovvne, the
Hiltlsh foielgn secietmy, has leplled
to the Nethei lands government that If
the Boeis In the field desire to negoti
ate Tor peace, negotiations can be en
teied into; but only in South Artlca.
The rsiltlsh government udhcies to Its
intention not to accept the Intel volition
or any foielgn power.
Ills icply to the note on the subject
fiom Dr. Kujpr, the premier or the
Nethei lauds, was made public today.
It is dated Januaiy L'!', and leads as
''it: uu were i,ool tnouuh to lij htfoio iu
on .tinnir. - i coiniiuinic itio'i lioin tin1 rsclb
iihiiuU '0MHHiient in which it wiit jropotl,
with the olijpct of lirlnfe'lni,' the win- to an uul,
tint li:s )Mij(!'s j;otcinnunt in iiilit pint a
'iff luiidtiti uf tho lloir (U'lefraUvi, now in IIol
linJ, fu: the imtpuM' uf it.uhlln; tliim t Citi
fci with tho Pocr It uhr in Sjuth .Mriri.
It U -.uj.vieti'd tint iftti (onfirincu the dele-triio-,
niiKlil iclurn to Liuotjo with ixjum to tun
lIuiIc ituitx ui jivito v. ith thU counti.v, and
I he lllHl,.lnl gu'iinmini iutluiiti, in this
i lent, that thij n.inlit Iium 1". Iii-tumipiitil in
p'uiiu tho Ho r plciiliitontiuU'3 in lolatlon
with thu liutisii UneMiilitiis
The teply pioeocds to 1 elate how tho
Nethei lands government offeis to
pound the I'oer delegates to ascertain
If they an- willing to go to South
Africa In the event of Biltish accept
ance ol" the pioject and continues:
it mj, th it foi?, Xi"" infilled that-the io'jv
muiiii ilion i nude mi ihc it-pomihllitj ut the
Nilh(ih.niN ilum williuiit (hi' autlioilt uf the
Uoci dolOj, q
Hn- Ui Ili-.li (.OMrninrnt his given the luin
niiiiilcttioii I he licit ckibiiki.itlnu UhlNt tine
intluh iippudu- llie motive, of hiinuiilry tint
li-U1 I ill the NttherlJiRh lo nuKe tin iiopf,.-iil,
thiv f.il tluv nii.5.t idluie to l!n po.itiun id ipt
id 1..' tlutu uii.l inihlklv nniinoiiiicul some inonthi
itte. tin tniiiiiKiKiiuont uf hotllitk lij tho
Ut r i-. tint it i lot tholi IntLiitiim to .icofpt
tlie Jiitiventlon of auv fi'upjii puwci.
In conclusion, Loid Lansdovvne sajs:
bliould the lluti diUuitc- tin mulcts Kipiet
.1 te t iiiuluc t, the (murium nt will cuiiMde
Mllll U-lttO-t. Mllll'VllllC "tou iml (Iliui d
'i.liJllanbuuir dm n -otiate with Clniti d
KlliliuiLi, who hi- Ihui unUiiil tn c iIjIl ini
nuillatilv iny piopn-iN.
If the Pun ihliiMtcs v i-h tn ntsutUto fur
fu ue thite iifotntioin mut tike place lit Soitllt
Vtuia If Hie llxr tlclevitt vml inJ tittiinid
thiir (ii.ind would iikiipj thue months, ilmnirf
vvhiih ho-tilltUs wuuhl he nolo!N;iil und much
hutiiin sttrTirlng, ptthip, taedle.-l.v occ ii lulled.
General Uibaneja, the Venezuelan
Commander Is Killed in 3attlo.
Couise of the Libei tailor.
By Kiihiaivc Wire fiom 'Jlie .Ueoeiated I'n
AVilleiustad, Iblaud or Ciuacoa, Feb.
Dispatches weie lecelved fiom
Paiagu.tna, Venezuela, today announe
lag that the Insui gents commanded by
General Slentalta had dereated the gov
ernment tioops, commanded by Oen
cial I'lbaueju, tti'd that the lattel had
lipcn killed. The Pai.igimna advieea
al.so lefeitod to the Inntrgent waishlp
Llbertadot, saying that she was at Sa
bttnilla lecontly and that tho Veiic
Kuel.iu gunboat Mhanda was olf that
haibnr watching her; the Llbertadur
had been lepalrlng her maehlnety and
it was believed she would have com
pleted the i epulis by this time.
Tlu VeneaueluH gunboat Zumbador,
nceoullng to thesie advices, was iccutit
ly at i.u conei o, watching the eastern
itiiist of Veneimelii,
No news lies been lecelved at I'aia
guana as to events at La Giuyia.
All was tjulot nt Saiupano, when the
latest newh leached this poit.
SIX MEN KILLED.
Victims of a Conflafjintion in St.
Louis Many More Injuied.
Br l.viliiiho ie fiom 'I lit." vsvHUtrd Preu.
St. Louis, Feb I. At least six men
weie killed and as many moio injuied
In a Hip which bioko out tonight In thu
building at .'HI Chestnut stieet, occu
pied by tho Aiueilean Tent and Awn
ing company. The building suddenly
collapsed and although tho half dozen
firemen who weru caught In the etash
had not been leached by their hard
working companions, two houis later,
it Is almost absolutely cettaln they
Tho dead are; August Thleury, Mich
ael Kehoe, Daniel .'Steele, thiee plpemen,
numes not iibceitnlned.
THIRTY MINERS RESCUED.
Eighty-five Bodies Recoveied from
the Hondo Mine,
lb I'jcluiive Wire fiom 'In Atso-latcd frcw.
Eagle Pass, Texas, Feb, 4. Thirty
mineis have been icscued nllvo and
clghty-flvo bodies have been lecoveied
from the Hondo mine, Of the thhtj,
few will lecover. Many aie badly
The Mgxlcan autlioiltles have taken
up thu matter and ate now engased In
COURT AGAINST JOHNSON.
Effoits' to Sectiio Higher Appraise
mont of Railway Pioperty Palls.
Il.v llxclunlvc Wire from Ihe Atocl.vtoil Pnw.
Columbus, o., Fob. -1. The Supremo
coti it today nut an end to Tom L.
Johnson's efforts to sccuio a higher np-
ptalscmcnt or the railway pioperty of
Ohio. The couit handed down a ileohdon
tustalulng the deinuiiPt of the attoi
noy general to his petition rind dlf,tnlss
ing the samp.
Johnson begah his fight before tho
state board of equalization of railway
property last fall. His contention was
thai this bu.tul was leally a board of
appraisement as well oil equalization.
The board i erased to Increase the total
appraisement, taking thu position that
they had power simjdv to equalize val
uations among the different companies.
They lefused to make the Increase and
Johnson took the matter Into the Su
MINERS AND OPERATORS
. ARE UNABLE TO AGREE
Every One of tho Seven Propositions
Submitted Are Rejected Mr.
By Kxtlkiltc Wlie fiom llic ocIaltil t'rus.
Indianapolis, lnd., Feb, -1. Tha inli.c
opeiatois and mine woikers in the se
ct et session of their joint scale com
mittee today, dlsagteed upon evety
one of the seven proposition sub
mitted by the miners, and the whole
matter was referied for discussion to
the open joint coherence held this rr
Theie the opeiatois voted unani
mously against the scale pioposltlon
offeied by the mluciu and the whole
matter was finally ie-rencd back to the
In suppoit of his motion to adopt the.
scale, Piesldont Mitchell said the min
ers had come to their employers tills
yeai with an honest petition for hon
est compensation. Foi two yeais, he
said, there had been no edvanee in
wages, while theie had been very posi
tive advances in the maiket pi ice of
coal, as well ns of the pi Ices at the
mliif. The mineis thl3 year, Mr. Mit
chell said, had simply been met by the
operatots with a stiaight denial ol the
scale as a whole, witnout a discussion
or the Important questions involved.
"Ah the the absolute run-or-mine sys
tem," said .Mr. Mitchell, "the operatots
have made not even a shadow af an
attempt to oppose It In Gebate and It
js a matter upon which they them-
elves are liot -a unit. Tllej -will all-'
mlt that the utn-ot-minc against tho
pel eon system has pioved a Denelit
to the emploer wherever and when
ever It has been put to ilie test. Theie
can be no argument against the dif
ferential asked so long as one entlic
state and one ol' the gi cutest roal pro
ducing states In the country, has been
operated successfully undei the sys
tem." Frank L. Kobbins, iepi eventing llw
opeiatois, said the operators thiough
out tho countiy wanted to bo fair.
"In ltiUO," he said, "the opeiatois
made a scale based on whatever the
pi ices of coal might thoieaflei he din
ing that year in tho general maiker.
If pi Ices advanced, the wage of Uf
mlnpr was to advance cor.esporidingly
If It deci eased, then the pi lee for dig
ging the coal was to be lovveied In pic
portion. This was & fair pitipositio. .
The pioposltlon you have piosented co
us this year is ridiculous and unfaii.
The pioposltlon for a machine differ
cntlal we consider to be especially un
tair. XVc base our claim upon tho
earning capacity of the man. Exper
ience has shown that the machine
miner Is as well, no better paid, than
the pick miner. Theietore, what th
necessity, what the leasou for this de
mand for the dlifei cntlal? It has
woiked haulshlp to many of sou peo
ple In certain dim lets. The othr
questions of the scale aie or purely
local significance and should lw le
retred to the districts especially af
lectod." Mr. Itobblns' lennuks closed the do
bale, so far as the opeiatots we.-.' coii
John Segolman Has Been Absent
from His Homo in Red Rook
Since Januaiy 14.
fly Kxiluslvc Iro fiom The jsoi .atcl I'rtn
Wllkes-Uaite, Feb. 4, John Segel
mau, a well known and icspcctcd tesl
tlent of Red itoek, this county, has been
missing 1'iom home sluco Jan. il, and
It Is feaied ho died on the mountain.
Kcgelman was thu sole suivivor of a
t-oilal oiganlzutlon composed of eight
men, the membcis. of which climbed to
tho top of the mountain on tho anni
veisaiy of the club each year, which
was ou Jan, U, and tiled tluee shots
fiom a gun
The first member of thu club, Thomas
Hooley, died In lo&l. The other six
members died hlnce.
When the uniilveisury of the club oc
curred this yeai Megeluian was sick,
but he insisted ou going to thu top or
the mountain to lire the salute, and
no amount of pet suasion upon the part
of the menibeis of his family could
make him change his mind, Tho llth
of January was rather a stormy da,
and Kegehmm set out, accompanied by
Not letuinliig In tho course of a few
hours, tho man's two eoiis stinted after
him. They heaid beveial shots fired
and were not, unduly alarmed about
their futliet's safety, 'When night came
on, hovever, and no tiaco of tho miss
ing man could bo foupd the neighbors
were alarmed and a systematic' seaich
was made and It has been kept up
ever since, but without success. It is
believed the old man lost his way and
peilshed fiom the cold.
iw Yolh, Vel'. I Virlud: Sateidam,
Hottvrddiii; Iceland, Autwe'ip; llor, Genoa an I
Naples. I'ljinouth-Sallcd: (Iraf Waldrso from
Hamburg, Now York. I'rawlo Point I'jtoeili
Hottfnlani, New Yotl. for Itottcrdani. faicllj
Pawed; I'cmujhanla, New York for Hamburg,
Natives Elected no Goveinois of
the Provinces Plans for a Mili-
Ily IXelulve Wire from 'lhe Woelated l'rm
Manila, Teb. J. The l etui us so far
received Indicate the election, In most
cuscs, of natives as governors of piov
Inecs Captain Iltuiy II. lMndhoIz, of lhe
Second Infantry, defeated Major Cor
nelius Gtudlntr, of the Thirteenth ln
fantiy, the ptcsent governor ot Tza
bara, The military men claim that ac
cepting elective olllces will necessitate
leslgnatlon troiu the army.
At Eatanga (capital of Dataun) theie
aie only clghty-rour voters, but elghty
nlne votes were cast, and another elec
tion has been ordeied.
A meeting held at the invitation ot
Acting Gove: nor Wilght of business
men Intel ested In tobacco and sugat,
to discuss the legislation deslied by
both ludustiles, uiged a l eduction or
73 pei cent. Hi the duties. Iluenzainlno
ald It would mean the Instant pae ill
cation or F.atangas, which Is wholly
devoted to sugar growing.
Colonels Greenbaugh and Cialgleand
Mnjot Bomus have been appointed a
board to adopt plans for building a
military post heie.
Duiyea Buiglar Expiies in Pittston
Hospitnl Without Revealing
His Companionn' Identity.
Spcnl tu the Hr niton Tulniiie.
Pittston, Feb. 4. Michael Mtiblvllle,
of Nevvaik, N. J., died at the Pittston
hospital at 4 o'clock this arternoon,
from wounds lOcolved about two weeks
ago One morning about 2 o'clock, Isaac
Cvuns, an ex-constable of Marcy town
ship, who is now proprietor of the Cot
tage hotel on lhe back road, at DutVea,
was aroused from sleep by somebody
tampeilng with the shutters on the
lower floor. He aiose, seemed a zevoK
vor and opened an upstlMu- tindow
suddenly. lie saw three men close to
his building' and opened fire upon them
when they stinted to nin away in ie
spone to an alarm given bv a fourth
man on the opposite side of the street.
One of the men fell, but the others
escaped unharmed. Evans took the
wounded man Into his hotel. s,ent for a
physician, and. when it was found that
a bullet bad lodged in his spinal col
umn, paralyzing him riom the neck
downwaid, hud him lcmoved to the
Pittston hospital. Theie the wounded
man has hoveied between life and
death lor two week11, until he passed
away this atteinoon. He gave his name
pud acUhess as stated above, and sent
word to his sister in Newaik. The
woman visited him two weeks ago and
had a long ptlv.Ue talk with him.
Muhlville has been conscious most of
the time duilng his illness, but stead
ily lefused to give an account of him
self or tell the names or his compan
ions, who have not yet been discov
ered, It Is the general belief that they weie
a gang of thieves who have been doing
considerable depiedations in the vic
inity of Duiyea ror some time past.
Duiyea people have suli'eied so much
f i oin thieves dining the past few eaia
that they aie In no mood lo trifle with
them, anil Evans Is not censured for
shooting the man. Hovvevei, he gave
himseir up to the authorities ou the
day ot the shooting and Is now untl-r
ball to uppar at couit. Muhhille'a
body vva still at the hospital tonight.
The ollicials had information which led
them to believe that the body would
not be claimed .by lelntlves.
VOTING FOR NEW BISHOP.
Balloting for Assistant to Rt. Rev.
Whitaker Is Without Result.
Ily i:iluiivtf Wire- from 'the M,soclalecl I'icm
Philadelphia, Feb. 4. The Ptotestunt
Jplbcop.il convention of the diocese of
'enn.sjivanla met here today for the
mi pose of electing a bishop coadjutor
,i,n simll tnko an tho vvoil; of Dishop
Ozi XV, Whitnkci, Who hns been given
yeai's have or absenco on aceouni oi
nets. Tho convention wan In sct-slou
iii a iv Tun li.illoia weie taken with
out lehiilt, and adjournment was taken
until tonioiieiw inoinlng, ilie uev. J.
DuWohf Pern, of Chi 1st chinch, tier
niantown, Pa was elected pieslding
ollkcr A motion to postpone tho elec
tion until the legulai annual conven
tion In API 11 was defeated after a five
hour debate, The balloting then began,
100 votes being netetsaiy to a choke.
On the 111. st l oil-call theie weie twenty-four
candidates voted for, the five
leading candidates and tint number of
votes ipielved being as lollows:
Uev. H. D, McConuell, Holy Ti lolly,
Piooklyu, N. Y 41: Richard H. Nelson,
Pt. Pctei's, Philadelphia, :.'!); Kev. J.
DeWolfT Pciiy, D. P.. Oei niantown,
Pa 'J3; X'. T. Manning. Christ chinch,
Nashville, Tenn., M; ltev Joseph s.
Stone, V, D., St. James, Chicago, IB,
Ou the second ballot several cnndl
dates, di opped out of the contest and
most of their suppoit went to Rlcluiid
fl. Nelson, whotiu vote jumped fioiu 21
to til. The otci on thu second ballot
for the six leading candidates was:
ltev. Itlchuid II, NeUon. Gl; How S n.
McCiinnell, 41; Uev. J. DeWultf Peir,
-oj W. T. Manning, IT; ltev. Joseph H.
Stone, 9: Rev. Alex. Mnckoy. Smith, D.
I) St. John's, Washington, I). C 9.
Washington, Ib. 4 Eastern Ponib
vonlat fair ami cold WJwlncsdayj Tlmrs
lay liiuTJjlng Lloudlnrsa and prohahly
Hiovij fresh nortliwcatcrly winds bi.com
ttH H i;, t,
Thinks He rtau Have Gnused a
Wrpno Impression Rcoarcl-
Iiiq the Armu.
THE TROUBLES BETWEEN
AGU9NALD0 Md LUNA
Milltaiy Policy in the Philippines.
Tho War That Now Remains on
tho Islands Is a Cilme Against
Civilization Piendish Torture In
flicted by the Malays Ellipinor
Well Treated by Americans. f
Dj KxtluslVf Wire from 'llio stxi.ilcd I'row.
Washincton. Teb. 4. Governor Taft
today continued his imitative befoio
the senate comtiiitteo on the Phlllp
plhes conccinlng conditions in the Phil
Refining to Ids testimony of yesi
teiday he said he feaied that he had
given a wiong Impression concerning
the pan tho tumy had played in bring
ing the Insuirectlon to an end, but IC
so this was due to the fact that he
could not piesent a concct Impression
of the whole situation liom one point
uf view. Then, in older to give the
aimy its Just dues, be took up and an
alyzed Its woik in the islands. He le
ealled that as soon as General Otis
had icceived leinforcenients sufficient
for his purposes the Philippine aimy
had btoken up and sc.itleied Into guei
i Ilia bands. On this point Agulntildo
and Luna differed, Luna advocating the
continuance of the war on the old lines.
So sharp w'as this dlffeienee, ho said,
that Agulnaldo had dliected and te
emed the assassination or Lunn, thus
leaving the way open lor the cnirylng '
out of his own plans. He would not.
lie ald, lepoit the incident If It had
not been positively" reported to him by
General Funston. Agulnaldo said that
If he did not kill Luna, Luna would
kill him. indeed, the custom wan r
Wier ifniun's death in ills' ab.eWco.itu,'
have him killed upon his leturn.
FpeuUhi'r. of tho milltitij policy In tho
Philippines, Governor Taft said:
' The war hat been all over these
islands and that which lemains is a
ciime against civilization. It Is als-o a,
cilint against the Filipino people to
Keep un a i tate of war uiidpr the cir
cumstances. Thev have woin out the
light to .inj ticalnunt but that which
Is eveie and within the laws of wni."
Governor T.itt nl'o said that the
gieat majoiity of the people of tl'e
islands dehlie peace and that the 111
sutiectlonl'Hs weie by their acts pie
ventlng the mass of the people liom
settling down and earning a quiet liv
ing. Instead of being allowed to io
this they weie kept under a system
of tenoiisin, which should be slopped.
The condition of activity, continued
until the last pi evidential election In
the United States, said the governor.
The lns-ui gents believed thnt If Mr.
Biyan should be electee theie would be
a change of policy and the Islands aui
lendeied, placing those who were In in-s-iurcetlon
In chnige; but when Mr.
McKInk'y was elected there was a feel
ing that theie would be an Indefinite
letentlon ot the aichlpelago and that
the .sjstem then In loree wtnild be con
tinued. Discussing the effect ot the guetllla
waifaie, Governor Tart .said It orten
rebutted In the minder elf tho Filipino
themselves. "I ventuie to say that
the io is uiit a Filipino general or com
manding: olllcer who could not be con
victPd of responsibility lor the killing
or their own people." This led him to
pcik of the traits of the Filipinos,
one of which, ho said, Is ciuelty, lie
had been told by Ameiic.ui ollleeis or
many instances of mutilation of
eoipses ot' our soldleis This being
tine, It was. not surprising that them
had been some ictallatlon on tho part
or small bands of Anieilc.iu soldier,.
He had heaid of no chaigo or mutila
tion, but there piobably was sonm
cases of unnecessaiy killing; -onu'
cases ol' vhlpplng and some cases of
what Is culled the "watei chip," thin
method or punishment contesting or
pouilng walci down the tin oats of mpn
until they would swell up and. becom
ing ftightenecl, would tell what thev
might know, as, lor Instance, to wheio
guns could be seemed. In this connec
tion ho e ailed attention to the oideii
of General MiicAithur U3 to these pun
tlces, which weie, ho said, very stilct
If these infractions of piopilcty hail
occulted, he was sure they had been In
the face of dlicot ordois to tho con
trary. In i espouse lo a question by
Peimlor P.uteison as to the practices
of the Mncabobes, Governor Taft
warned the committee and otheia
against accepting, without a great di
giec of allowance, tho statements made
In p'.lviitc letteiB. Ho considered most
of these as unreliable, judging fnnr
what ho had been of them.
Filipino Piisoners Well Treated,
This, so far ns ho knew, was unl
formly tiue of the Filipino ofllcers who
weie high lit commuud, There was
some eases to the contraiy on the part
of suboidlnato Filipino ofllcers. Ho had
not, he said, In reply to a question
fiom Senator Culberson, known any
thing of the reports of the killing of
Filipino prisoners with the knowledge
of General Metcalfe, of Kansas. Gov
ernor Taft said that notwithstanding
ho wus not in an attitude of favor tu
military rulo, it was still his deliber
ate judgment that "never had a war
been conducted in which mora com
pabsion, more restraint und mora gen
erosity had been exhibited than in con
nection with tho Amoilcan war In th