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SCRANTON, PA., THTHSDAY 'MORNING, FEBRUAlir G, 1002.
INVITES CUBA TO
Solution Proposed bu Representa
tive Newlands of the Waus and
THINKS IT THE
ONLY SAPE PLAN
Introduces n. Joint Resolution to
This Effect, Also Providing- for n
Temporary 25 Per Cent. Reduction
of Duty ou Sugar, Effective Until
Jan. 1, 1003 Judge Taft Contin
ues His Explanation of Philippine
Affairs Tells of Differences Be
tween the Commission and the
Military, but Denies That They
Were Acute Settled by Mutual
Conference and Concession High
Estate of Filipino Women.
By Exclusive Wire from The Aaoclalcd Press.
Washington, Fob. fi. Ropresentath e
Newlands, of Nevada, of the ways und
men ns committee, who was the author
of the resolution annexing Hawaii, to
day Introduced a joint resolution Invit
ing the republic of Cuba-to become a
jmrt of the United States, llrst as a
territory, and then as a state of the
union, to be called the state of Cuba;
also authorizing u 25 per cent, reduc
tion of iluty on the present crop of
Cuban sugar, in consideration of
Cuba's granting preferential rates to
the United States. The resolutions
confine the 23 per cent, reduction of
duties to the period prior to Jan. 1, 19(XJ.
Air. Newlands, in explanation of his
resolution, said: "All those who have
appeared to voice Cuba's needs and re
quirements have indicated that an in
vitation to Cuba of annexation would
bu accepted. Annexation by force
would not be justified. It must be ac
(Mimplishedi if at all, by the free act
of the Cuban people. At present there
Is no machinery In Cuba by which tho
j)CK!?.r v.": c..u - iwstcd. But. tri'j
Cuban constitution has been adopted.
The Cuban congress will meet In Feb
ruary, a Cuban government will be or
ganized, and' the United States will
then leave the control of the island to
its people. Cuba then will be In a
position to express her will, and it is
only necessary to tide over tho present
emergency by a temporary measure,
such as I have introduced, reducing
tho duty on Cuban sugar one-fourth
for one year and Inviting Cuba to be
come a part of tho United States under
n territorial form of government, un
der tho constitution, her people to bo
citizens, not subjects, with tho assur
ance that ultimately statehood will bo
"By coming Into our political union,
Cuba will secure Immediately tho high
est degree of freedom and with it a
large market for her varied products.
These products will not threaten our
sugar industry so seriously as they
would under reciprocal trade arrange
ments, for tho reason that tho restrict
ed labor laws of this country will ap
ply and will raise tho cost of produc
tion to such an extent as to prevent
over-stimulation of, her Industries,
while her supplies will be bought in
the high protected markets of this
country instead of the cheap markets
of the world. I much prefer political
union, for that Involves the best kind
of commercial union that can be es
tuhllshfd between the two countries.
Such an annexation Is entirely In
line with the traditional principle of
the country. "When the time for state
hood comes, Cuba. Porto Rico and
other "U'esl Indian Islands In our pos.
session can be Incorporated into tho
union as one stnle, thus doing away
Willi the dunsor of over-representation
in the senate,"
Dull Day in the House.
An agreement was vouched In the
house today whereby tho oleomargarine
bill will be brought to a vote after
two more days of consideration, one to
be devoted to general debate and one
to debate under the live minute rule.
The debate today continued In desul
tory fashion without special Incident.
Tomorrow the bill will he laid asldo
to permit action ou tho legislative,
executive und judicial appropriation
Senate Proceedings Uneventful.
- Throughout today's session the sen
ate hud under consideration the ur
gent deficiency appropriation bill, and
Just before adjournment passed It sub
stantially In tho. shape fn which It was
reported to the spnulo by the com
During the early part of the session
the caso of Judge Arthur 11, Noyes, of
the district court of Alaska, and Alex
ander MoKinwIe and others was dis
cussed. Mr. MrCumber, of North Da
kota, delivered an elaborate speech III
defense of Juflge Xoyes and Mr. Me
Kendo, lie paid a high personal trib
ute to both men, characterizing thetn
as men of line character, eminent abil
ity and sterling Integrity, Incapable
of doing the things with which they
had been charged. Incidentally he
criticized the circuit court of appeal?,
of Sun Francisco, for permitting it
self to be Jnllueneed by prejudice ami
Was, He became Involved in a collo
iltiy with Mr. Tillman, who said he
eppeaved In the novel attitude uf a de
fender of the United States Judiciary,
Tnft on Philippine Affairs.
In his report before senute commit
tee on tho Philippines today Governor
Tuft dealt especially with the cjues.
tion of the relationship of the civil und
military uuthorjtles In the Philippines.
Governor Tuft said that originally the
civil and military control of the Islands
had been In the hands of the military,
and that nuturully there had been some
difference of opinion between the mili
tary authorities and the commission
as to the method of proceeding. The
difference had arisen with General
MacArthur, and there had. been more
or less eoriespondelice ou the subject.
The general had contended that au
thority over the islands was vested In
the military us the representative of
the chief executive, because the Islands
were in a state of war. In that view
the commission did not concur. This
difference did not, however, extend to
the control of tho municipalities.
Governor Taft explained at some
length the contention between the
commission and General Chaffee.whleh,
he said, had arisen over the habeas
corpus provision In the commission's
code. That provision had been In
serted, ho said, to protect native ofll
cers who surrendered and who were
subject to arrest on charge of crimps
committed while In the Insurrection
service believed to be contrary to tho
rules of civilized warfare. Such
charges against the men were com
mon, and often they were unfounded.
The provision had, however, been In
voked In the interest of an enlisted
man serving In Cubu, who was seeking
to obtain his release from the military
service in an Indirect wav, Thus a.
conflict 'had arisen, and the question
had been referred to Washington. Tho
result was that Instructions had come
back that the differences must be com
promised. "General Chaffee and I are
on the friendliest and most cordial
terms," the governor continued, "and
wo had no cllflloulty In reaching an
understanding after a prolonged con
ference." "Our compromise was reached on
the understanding that a writ of'
habeas corpus "would not Ho against
military olhcers, a civilian employe ot
the military branch or a prisoner of
Governor Taft also said that there
had been some differences of opinion
as to other matters In tho method of
administration and that naturally the
natives were more favorably inclined
toward the civil government, because
they wore represented by men of their
own nationality In that branch of the
service, while on the other hand the
a-ny .-,,tr- prliuiDally concerned In
bringing the war to an end. He
thought, however, the military authori
ties were coming to look with more
favor on Hie civil institutions.
In reply to a question, Governor Taft
said there are thlrtv-four organized
and fifteen unorganized provinces. In
answer to a question by Senator Pat
terson the governor said It was not
true that a majority of the people can
read and write. As to the uosltlon ot
women in the Islands, he said that the
women of tho Philippines hold a su
perior position. They are the active
managers In general affairs and tho
Spanish archbishop had said to him
that If it was Intended to confer any
political authority upon tho Filipino's
it should be conferred upon the iemale
Filipinos Well-Behaved and Polite.
Governor Taft said that he had never
met a Filipino who was not a musician
and ho added: "All Filipino crowds ore
well-behaved and polite, and the peoplo
are courteous. The Filipino also shows
capacity for skilled labor, but he Is
negligent of machinery. I wish it were
true that the Filipino Is as Industrious
as Is claimed, but he Is not. Indeed,
there are many of them who might
secure work who do not seek It. This
condition leads to demand for tho
bringing In of Chinese."
This statement led Senator Hale to
make inquiry concerning the presence
of Chinese. The witness replied that
the contractors and business men gen
erally contend for the necessity ot
bringing in Chinese labor. This im
portation was, however, generally re
sented by the natives, not so much
b?cause of the competition of tho
Chinese as laborers as because of their
competition as merchants. Tho China
man generally saves his wages and hi
a few months would establish a mer
cantile establishment, the result being
that the next door neighbor, who Is a
native, will be driven out, He suld
further that under tho present regula
tions no Chinese ru admitted,
Ueplylng to other questions, Gover
nor Taft stated that hi tho Islands
there are about 5,000,000 acres of land
held by private persons, and that of
this 403,000 acres are owned by the
Catholic friars. Of these 403,000 acres,
i!50,OCO are tho best lauds In the Islands.
As to tho honesty of the native Fil
ipino Governor Taft said that many
exaggerated and extreme pictures had
been drawn. They were neither so bad
nor so good as they had been reported.
Alnuy wore arrested for theft and there
also were charges of treachery and
duplicity. That some am honest and
other's double-taced was true, hut that
all present these characteristics was
not true. Hence no general character.
Izntlon was possible,
JloCerrliur to the order of concentra
tion, Governor Taft said ho had been
misunderstood yesterday In saying
that ho hud advised General Hell
against it, He had recommended that
the order should tint bu made so wide
in its sitipo as It was,
lly Exclusive Wlv from tlio .Wociated I'ress.
Xew- Yoik, Feb, 5. Clcnri-il : Iv'-nsinglon, Ant.
ttufpl IMmiltaine, llauei lth"iii, llrenitn.
S.i 1 1 i'il; .St. I.011N, Southampton) Occanlca, l.lv
iikiu1. .Southampton-Sailed: Kaier Willielm
ilif (!rose (from liidiien, New Voik U Chcr
Urnix). liotltidum--Arrived) Itottudam, New
Vol I; vl.i llouloinitt Sue Mer
Was Thomas Gibb, of Pittsburg.
lly Kiclu.fve Who fiom The AnsocUtcd i'reji.
New Vi-rfc, 1'vli, fi.--Tuii tody of a una who
tilled IiImkvK In battery pari; ou anuaiy SO by
glrootlns lilnut'tl in the head, v todav identl.
tied in tlut i't 'fliomai l. (ilbb, 20 yeau old.
Married and living at i'ltuburj,
OEKMANY AND SPANISH WAR.
Official Report That Kaiser Declined
to Act Against America.
0 Inclusive Wire from The Asocltcd I'reM.
Berlin, Feb. G, The Gorman foreign
office confirms the substantial accur
acy of the subjoined statement on the
subject of Germany's course toward
tho United States during the war with
Spain, which the Kmest-Zeltung prints!
today. It is said that the article was
prepared by Prof. Schlemann, profes
sor of history at lierlln university, who
enjoys special olllclal sources of Infor
mation. After a preface quoting the
statement made by a British foreign
otflce oinclal oft Jan. 21 last, he says.
Almost exactly four years au tin1 SjuriUIt am
bassador here usKid (Jermany whether ilerinmy
would trad In action aitalust the f'nlti'd States
fur the protection of the monauhlcal pilneiplc.
'flic aruuir was .1 definite rcfuul, und the untie
answer was kIkii a month liter, about the
middle of March, when the Imitation reuehed
(Icimany to participate In the Intervintluii un
dertaken upon the liiithttlti! of AmtrLl. Tlila
was In the week following the id catastrophe
of the Maine, when It wm believed Intervention
would facilitate an uiideitaiidini? between ll.
United States und Spain. .N'erntliclev), our gov
ernment coinii)b;jtoncil Ilerr von ltadovltz, the
Oernian ambasMdor to Spiln, to Infoim the
Madrid government that flernian.v wa not In a
position to prevent the SpanMi-Aiiicrieau war.
BY BIG PARADE
Knoxville Citizens Make a Grand
Turn Out in Tribute to the San
tiago Sea Tighter.
By Ksclmne Wire from The Associated Press.
Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 5. The prin
cipal event today for the entertain
ment of Admiral Schley was a grand
parade at If oe'lock. The parade was
headed by the police marshal, his
aides and a band. Then came Admiral
.Schley, escorted by Knoxville Knights
Templar in full regalia.
Following the admiral's carriage
came Spanish-American war veterans,
Governor Benton JIcMlllIn and statV,
Mayor J, T. McToer, city council, city
officials and members of the chamber
of commerce, University of Temicssc?
band and cadets, Mrs. Schley, accom
panied by Daughters of the American
Revolution, Daughters of the Confed
eracy, Woman's Belief corps and other
ladles In, carriages; Sixth regiment
National -Guard of Tennessee, in com
mand of Colonel J. J. Mitchell, ot
Greenville; Grand Army of tho Repub
lic veterans,' Confederate veterans,
Sons of Veterans, Sons of Confederate
Veterans, Greenville Military band,
members of a number of secret organ
ization's, Knox county and Knoxvlll:
cavalcade and fire departments! -
The parade was viewed by Admiral
and Mrs. Schley from the court house
square, after which a public reception
was held In the woman's building,
where .thousands of persons shook
hands with Admiral Schley. The for
mal address of welcome was extended
by President V. B. Lockett, of the
chamber of commerce.
Past Grand Commander S. B. Dow,
of tho Tennessee Knights Templar,
presented to Admiral Schley a hand
some silver-headed hickory cane. The
hickory was cut from the site of Ad
miral Farragut's birthplace and early
home, thirteen miles west of this city.
Upon the head was the Inscription:
"To Admiral Schlej", from Coeur do
Uon commandery. No. 0, Knights
Templar, Knoxville, Tenn."
Later Admiral and Mrs. Schley were
entertained at dinner by Mr. and Mrs.
VT. B. Lockett. Tonight Admiral
Schley was tendered a banquet in tho
Woman's building, and President
Lockett presented Admiral Schley
with a handsome gold and silver lov
ing cup on behalf uf Knoxvllle's citi
zens. Simultaneously, Mrs. Schley was
entertained at dinner In the music
room in tho Woman's building.
Ho Change in the Position of Opera
tors and United Mine Workers.
In Hands of Sub-Committee.
lly i;.ululte Wire from tint Associated I'rc-J.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. C The labor
of solving the scale problem between
the mine operators and United Mine
Workers was taken from the joint
scale commltttco this morning and
turned over to a sub-committee, with
instructions to enter ut once on a
consideration of the scale propositions
submitted by the miners and to report
ut the earliest possible moment to the
general committee, which will then call
the Joint conference together to act
upon the result. The appointment of
the sub.coinmltU'e was made at tho
Instance of Francis U. Bobbins, of
Pittsburg, and was composed of the
Pennsylvania operators: F. I., Bob
bins and O. A, Blackburn; Pennsyl
vania miners, Patrick Dolan and Wil
liam Dodds; Ohio operators, lloraco
L. Chapman and J. II. Winder; Ohio
mlueis, W. It. ilasklus and D. Sulli
van; Indianapolis operators, W. S.
Bogle und .1. II. McClelland; Indiana
miners, w. D, Vunllorn and William
Wilson; Illinois operators, H. N. Tay
lor und William Keefer; Illinois miners,
W. IX Ryan and W. B. Russell. '
It is understood the operators, huvo
set their faces sturdily against the
10 per cent. Increase and tho run-of-mlne
and differential propositions and
have openly announced they will not
recede from this uosltlon, As a com
promise, they will agree to the price
for mining coal now In foicu for an
other year and will grant the demand
for an open powder market. On the
other hand, the miners, as reported,
have served notice thai their will ho
no abandonment of the demand for an
Increase of wages.
Rough Rider Convicted of Murder.
lly Hxcluslvo Wile from he AMoriatcit 1'icni.
Cuinbffland. ' Md., r'tb. S. fohn Murphy, of
Kcw York, lousili rider In tho SpanWi.AiMiicjn
war, was today convicted of luuuter In tlut Urt
dcurrc fur (tubbing John KrslUb, of Newark, X.
4 ut Pli'ln, jil.. wlw Mli wm wojrkltur.
Two Storu Frame Bnikllnu In Glil-
Gauo Blown to Kind-
FIVE BODIES HAVE
BEEN TAKEN OUT
By an Explosion of Illuminating
Gas in the Basement of a Chicago
Frame Building, Thirteen Persons
Are Thought to Have Perished.
The Trostle Family of Bight Mem
bers All Dead Building a Wreck.
Explosion Supposed to Have Been
Due to Escaping Gas in tho Base
ment. Hy Inclusive Wire from the Associated Press.
Chicago, Feb. CI. Thirteen lives were
lost, many people slightly Injured, two
buildings at !!"- and ;!7l Twenty-second
street were wrecked and $30,000
damage was done by an explosion of
gas tonight at the Intersection of Twenty-second
street and Archer avenue.
Following are the dead and injured:
OTTO TliOSTI.i:, y,-i year of use, liutclier.
MIIS. OTTO TKOSn.K, :J.1 yeais old.
OTTO TliOSTI.i: .111.
I.i:NA TliOSTI.i:, 7 year obi.
AN'N'li: TliOSTI.i:, 0 jcats old.
.MAMIi: TltO.S'l I.i:, H years old.
ri!i:i TftOS ll.i:, butilicr, nephew ot Otto, 2a
POI'flfi: KXltlllT, domestic in Tro-tlc famllv.
-1AUY TtOSr.STI!AI.. 112 .nan old.
Jlft.S. M. KAITKUI', :iTl Twenty-'ieond street.
CDU'Altl) KAITIIRT, It year old.
.MAMIi: K.UTi:i!T, I years old.
AXDIiCW KOMI, roomer with Mrs. Kuufeit.
Quito a number of persons were in
jured. The bodies recovered are those of
Otto Trostle, proprietor of it meat mar
ket at S70 Twenty-second street; Mrs.
Otto Trostle, Otto Trostle, jr., Minnie
Trostle, Annie Trostle.
Among the dead are supposed to be
three children of the Trostle family
whose bodies have not yet been recov
ered. It Is known positively that they
were in tho house at the time, but a
search of the neighborhood has not
shown any trace of them. There were
six children In the family and there is
little doubt that all the eight members'
of the family were killed. The three
other people who are suld to be dead
are supposed to be customers In tho
meat market at the time of the ex
plosion. The direct cause of the explosion is
not known, but all Indications show
that it was due to escaping gas In tho
basement of the Trostle house.
The explosion came without an In
stant's warning. There was a flash, a
deafening roar and a cloud of dust
and shattered timbers where the Trostle
house had stood.
On both sides of Archer avenue every
pane of glass was blown out for a
block and a number of residents In the
damaged buildings suffered slight In
juries from flying glass.
Adjoining the Trostle establishment
on the west at 274 Twenty-second street
was a two-story frame building in
which John McLeod had a saloon. It
vanished In tho same second as the
meat market. It was reported that one
or two people were killed here, but the
story could not be substantiated.
PRESIDENT'S TRIP SOUTH.
Will Leave for Charleston Exposi
tion Next Monday Evening,
lly Inclusive Wire from the Associated l'u.
Washington, Feb. n. President and
Mrs. Boosevolt and the party who will
accompany them to the Charleston ex
position will leave here for tho South
next Monday night In a special train
over the Southern railway.
The hour for departure has not been
definitely fixed, but tho train will reach
Somervllle, S, C, ou Tuesday after
noon. Tuesday night will be spent at
the Pine Forest Inn nt that place, us
the guests of Captain Wagner, piesl
dent of the exposition, At this pohit
the party will Inspect the tea farms
nearby. On Wednesday, the party will
go to Charleston, spending the day In
the city and at the exposition grounds
At night a banquet will be given the
president and party nt the Charleston
The return Journey will begin Thurs
day, Fob, 13. The train will reach
Washington Friday morning. In the
president's party will be Secretaries
Wilson and Hitchcock, Attorney Gen
eral Knox and Postmaster General
Payne and the ladles of their families.
MINE HOUBS REGULATED.
n.v Kxi lunlvii Wire from The Amocliteil 'ieu
Paris, Feb. D. Tho chamber of depu
ties today, after a long discussion by a
vote of 3oS to 'iXO, iidopled a bill regn
latlng the period of dally work In the
mines, This bill provides that a nine
hour day shall bo Instituted ut tho coal
Pits at the end of six months from tho
day the measure is adopted,
At the end of two years a day's work
shall be, reduced to eight and oiie-half
houis and, at the end of another two
years it shall bo reduced tu eight
De Lavay's Commando Surprised,
Hy i:xcltule Wire from Tue Associated l'rn.
London, I'cli. 3. hold Kitchener ba$ sent the
fuiluwin.'; luewuiro from I'ictoilj: "Major j.rjd
u'u foic tuifrlscd Po L.uty" coiiimiinlo. Kill
ing wi am) caiitmlni; on-.' hundred and llility
one. 'I be HiltUli iatullie.i wio ilUU; no
ltrftUli were lilllod."
Mrs, Soffel Is Feverish.
lly Kh-UhIu' Wire hum the .Wxlated Trc-i,
Puller, I'.i., fob. S. Mm. buffet fiient u bad
nlk'lit and tho U UiU (tmUh. SUu took no
iiomithiiiiiit today, but nhllu her condition U
not to hruHulv licr iccovcry Is hopefully looked
for by livr rrtiyalclani. It wlllue oviral day
Wfoip tint can be removed to I'lttjburc.
P.UNNING DOWN DE WET.
His Last Gun Taken and Chief Lieu
tenant's Forco Bouted.
By KxchwWo Wire from The Associated l're.(.
London, Feb. C The British pursuit
of General De Wet. has boon success
ful to the extent that his last gun has
been eutiuired and Commandant Wou
nds), ono of his principal lieutenants,
has been routed. Lord Kitchener sent
the news in a despatch from Pretoria,
dated Tuesday, Fob. -I, as follows:
ll.vnrt'n column, while proceeding toward I.lcb
cnburirtlel, idler a night march, attatl.'cd and
loulcd a considerable tone of the enemy nndir
Commandant Wei'cls. We tantiired a fifteen
pounder and a iioKi'tmni lahcu from rihimn'.s
column, and also a lloer pom-pom that was the
last nun that De Wet had, u'nd three wagon of
nimntinitloii, ljo liui'c and 1110 mules. The
lloer casualties were live incn killed, sU wound,
ed and twent) -seven captured. Among the killed
was Field Comet Weasel. Anion;; the prisoners
Ls Captain Muller, of the Staats artillery. Tin:
enemy wa scattelcd. Our casualties weir 1IrIiI.
The Xatlbu.il mutts, near Mlddlobuti; (Cape
Colony), captured thirteen prisoners.
I'lumer, near Amersfooit (.Transvaal), captm-sd
0cn prisoners and oOO head of cattle.
(lenerat (illberf Hamilton captured thirty-two
ARE ROUNDED UF
Harris-Meek Libel Trial Likely to
Go On. Today Clearfield a Cen
ter of Political Interest.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'reji.
Clearfield, Pa Feb. 5. With botli
sides protesting that they seek an early
trial the Harris-Meek libel ease Is
sewed up and will not begin before
tomorrow evening. Tho amount of time
consumed in railway travel between
the outside world and this snowbound
village makes it improbable that nny of
the half dozen witnesses sent for can
reach hero before late tonight or pos
sibly noon tomorrow.
Those who are wanted Include ex
Lieutenant Governor Walter Lyon,
Speaker William T. Marshall and Rep
resentative John J. Sweeney, of Pitts
burg, also Representative John II.
Smith, of Greene. Deputy Sheriff Dean
Bloom was sent to Pittsburg to get
John P. McTlghe, of Pittsburg,
reached here ahead of any attachment
that might have been Issued for him.
After noon today ex-Senator Meek
announced that ex-Lieutenant Gover
nor Walter Lyon has been excused.
Deputy Sheriff JLllooni wired here
after noon today that he had served
his' attachment on Representative John
J. Sweeney, at Pittsburg, but could
not find any of the others named in his
Speaker William T. Marshall was re
ported out of town and Representative
McTlghe had beaten the warrant buck
to Clearfield. The deputy was In
structed to send out or get Represen
tative Smith of Greene county.
The deputy sent to Philadelphia to
day reported "will have Air. Wolf there
tomorrow." This leaves only Ward
R. Bliss unaccounted for from that
With court proceedings at a dead
lock the village of Clearfield finds it
self loaded to the guards with "states
men" and honored with the largest
corps of newspaper writers tho county
has ever seen. Xearly every promin
ent Pittsburg and Philadelphia paper
has its staff of political writers on the
REV. DE. SMITH ELECTED.
Washington Rector Is Chosen Coad
jutor to Bishop Whitaker.
fly r.xcluslve Wire from The Associated l'less.
Philadelphia, Feb. . The clergy ot
the Protectant l-Zpiscopul diocese ot
Pennsylvania today decided upon the
Rev. A. Mackey-Smlth, D. D,, rector
of St. John's church, Washington, D.
C as coadjutor to Bishop Ozl W.
Whitaker. The selection was later rati
fied by the lay delegates. Only one
ballot was taken. It resulted as fol
lows: Rev. Dr. Mackey-Smlth, 03; Rev. Dr.
Richard II, Nelson, rector of Old St.
Peter's church, I'hlladelphiu, 70: and
eleven scattering, making a total or
ISi, and electing the sueccessful candi
date by a majority of ".
Tho result of the? ballot was a sur
prise. THE DIDDLES BURIED.
Pittsburg Muuleiors Ave Placed in
a Single Grave.
lly Ficlu-dve Wire fiom the Auucintcit 1'ics.
Pittsburg, Feb. fi. The bodies ot Kd
ward and John Diddle were burled hi
a single grave at Calvary cemetery
this morning. Not more than twenty
live persons, Including the brother,
Hurry Ulddle, accompanied tho bodies
to the grave. The Rev, Futher Swee
ney read tho burial service of tits
Itoiuau Catholic church, and as the
grave was filled up tho few mourneis
quietly returned to their homes.
It was expected that the cemetery
would be crowded by curious persons,
and a largo forco of police was on
hand to preserve order, but their ser
vices wui-o not needed.
Named by the President,
lly Inclusive Wire from The AsoeI.ited !'u-i.
Wiiililngtvii, Fib. fl.-'-Tlie pie.ident today siit
the followlnff noinliullons tu tin- m-iuiv: Daniel
II. lleiner, collector of Intimal revenue, Twenty,
third ilUllUt of Pennsylvania: Jjinei s, Younjr,
fulled SIMM mtoiney uolcrn dl-iuhr of I'nti
vlwnla; Samuel M. Tink, to bu poiiuuiter at
I'aikii's Landing, I'a.
. Explosion nt Plymouth,
lly Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pre.
Wilkcvllarie, -Feb. .5. An t.-tuliMln of iras oc
cuired In the- Lance mluu at I'limmith which
badly d'anutrcd the Interior uorUuifi. 'I Ins Hie
lamed" by the explosion .n cxtlusuUh'cd n!l-r
tuiuo Laid uvik. Tim colltciy a not in oper
ation at the time and none ot the iniploHK were
Aichcluke to Visit Czar,
Uy Inclusive Wire. fiom The AtsocUitvd 1'roi.
Victim, Feb. S. Tho Aichduke Franc !i Ferdi
nand, lielr pie,uiuiii tu (lie throua of Aus
tria, und Ilungaiy, ttaitcd today for Hi. I'd vis
tiuig. Tho lur1 private) train will meet liini
at tho frontier, tin Uit uf tho uuliJuke, to
the Iluiljn capital li Hoarded as Icing of tieit
political siunlUcance. , ,
THE IRISH NATION
MR. WIDENER ENTERTAINS.
Sumptuous Dinner Given In Honor
of J. Plevpont" Morgan.
Uy r.xclasuc Wire from The Assocmted Press.
Philadelphia, Feb. 0. Petor A. 11.
Wldener, of this cltv, entertained at
dinner tonight one of the mnut distin
guished gatherings of .men of affairs
ever assembled lit a private dining
room In this vicinity. The dinner was
glv.en In Mr. Wldelier's nulatlal mar
ble country home at Ashbourne, ten
miles from this city. The principal
guest was J. Plerpont Morgan, in
whose honor tho dinner was given.
The occasion had -no special signifi
cance; It . was simply brought about
through a desire of Mr. Morgan to see
Mr. Wldenor's art gallery, which Is
said to be one or the richest In the
country, und estimated lo be valued
at $0,000,000. Covers were laid for
thirty-seven persons. The guests from
New York arrived shortly before 7
o'clock in a special train. Most ot
them remained at the house over night.
Those present were:
Fiom Now Yoil; ,1. Pieipoul Muriran, S. liar
ton Trench, Charles Steele, Chirle-t Lanier, P.
f.ynde Htcton, II. II. IbiifU.s I:. J. Remind,
111011101 F, Ityan, John 11. Arcldiold, (leorge How.
iloln, John I.. Waterbtiry.
From t'hiearto N'ormau li. ltr.nu, Hon. I'.lbert
If. Oary, Mar.-h.ill Fold.
Fmin London Henry Wilding.
Fiuni naltiiuorc U. X. llakeri
1'iom Trenton Ootcriior Franklin Murphy.
From Philadelphia A. J. Caatt, C'li-im-nt A.
lrlcimi, C. Stuart Patterson, Samuel Ilea,
Thoma.s Dolan, Uoomc A. lUihn, Theodore Voor.
lioe, George F. lf.icr, (leoirte I'hlller. William
F. i:ikln, IMwanl F. Stotc-bury. Colonel .
Loudon ftiovrdcn, .Sidney T. T.ilcr. (leorge W. Ill
kilM. Itudnlph VMU, T .Di'WItt Cnylef. John (I.
Johnson, (iourue I), . WldcniT and Joseph F.
THE SCHLEY APPEAL
Uy l'.xvlu-.he Wile from the A-.soel.ited 1'iesS.
AVashlngton, Feb. fi. The Post to
morrow will say:
;'lt was stated last night that tho
president's response to the appeal of
Admiral Schley would bu made public
"It is understood that the response,
will be adverse to Schley. yA visitor
at the white house yesterday, with
whom the president talked upon the
subject, tiuoted the president as say
ing that he thought tho verdict of tho
majority of the court ought to be sus
tained." LIKE THE teORK
OF JESSE JAMES
Dank Looters, After Dynamiting the
Safe and Capturing- Its Contents,
Kill Sheriff and Ride Away.
Uy Exclusive Wire from The Associated l're.ss.
Clarksvllle, Ark,, Feb. il. Robbers
early today blew open the safe of the
Dank of Clarksvllle with dynamite, se
cured a sum estimated at $L',000, killed
John Powers, sheriff of Johnston coun
ty, who attempted tu capture them,
and escaped before the citizens were
aware of their presence.
Apparently there were from four to
six men In thu gang. They tied thtlt
horses In the outskirts of town and
made their way unobserved to the
bank, which Is situated In the north
side of the public square. After gain
ing entrance they destroyed the safe
with dynamite, secured all the money
available and made their way to the
street. There, they were confronted by
Sheriff Powers who opentd lire upon
them. The robbers returned the lire.
Powers stood his ground and (implied
two revolvers before he was killed.
When citizens arrived on the scene ,-i
little later Powers wits dead und there
was no trace of the robbers, except a
trull of blood that Indicated that the
sheria' had wounded one or perhaps
more of his assailants.
Powers roomed on the second Hour uf
an adjoining building and had been
awakened by the explosion.
Tho bank olllclals today were un
able to give the exact amount of plun
der secured hut stated that the bank
was Insured against loss,
All adjoining towns hove been tele
graphed to be on the lookout for the
Powers hud been sheriff of Johnson
county for twelve years and was known
to be a Tearless man and a crack shot.
Governor Thomas tuulKht offered a
reward of $"i,000 for the anwt and con
viction of the bank robbers and the
Arkansas Dankers' Association offered
a similar inward of 300. These offalH
will be supplemented by additional re
wards by the people of clarksvllle.
A vigorous search Is being made for
tho fugitives, hut It is believed they
have esi'il'icd Into the mountains.
Congress May Retire Hobson,
lly LMlodve Wire from The Aocl.itiia l.es.
Waj-himtloii, Feb. ii.- It I cspn led llut ail
iltoic villi he nude to obtain loiiiti visional au
thorization for thu r.'tlremint from die naval
fervlct! of Captain llulunn. He bans hi -ippli'
cation ou the bjd state of ln eye-, loiildns fiom
rxpoturu in svuikluy: ou Span!h iJiljis after ilii
jats war. The naval lellrlmj boaul lonihidel
that his disability w.cj iioi Millklel.l tu uairu'tC
the retliciuenl under llic iUlru iciiiil.uiuii, and
leeour.-c ma-.l be lud w luninv-s. H l lifllettil
that lliii naij depjriintni. will appiwe of tich
r- WEATHER FORECAST.
- Wellington, Feb. 5. Uatern I'ennl. -f
-- aula s Snow Thursday afternoon or uijlit 4-
4- with ilsing temperatures Fllday piob. -f
f ably fair; tUuiitiUldnif westerly wind
4 4- 4 4- 4 & t "t
Opinions in a Speech at the Un
veiling ot a Statuo of tlio
Late Queen. "
OF THEIR HATRED
The Premier Believes That an Irish
Government with Power to Accu
mulate Arni3 and Ammunition
Would Constitute a More Serloua
Menace to England's Snfety Than
the Boers The Peeling of Hostil
ity Expressed Has Been More Un
compiomising Thau Any Expres
sions from the Lipo of Parncll or
Uy F.xclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
London, Feb. n. Lord Salisbury, tho
premier, unveiled a life size marble
statue of the late Queen Victoria ut tho
Junior Constitution -club tonight.
Speaking at u dlnnir after the un
veiling, the premier referred to tho re
cent Dutch note In a tone, for him,
of unusual lllpptmcy. lie said that
doubtless some of his auditors thought
It a bit of luck to catch a cabinet min
ister, and extract from him some In
formation concerning that abortive
crisis, which had lately filled columns
In the newspapers. lie doubted, how
ever, If they would extract much. For
himself he was unable to Imagine the
object of the Dutch government, for
whose friendly feelings , he had tho
greatest admiration, but he could not
see the precise object they hoped to
gain by this curious step.
"It was clear that the Dutch," con
tinued Lord Salisbury, "had no au
thorltation from our enemies on tho
continent, since from the moment this
action on the part of the Netherlands
government was announced these ono,
mles vied with each other In-declaring
the putch .actUm. to-be mideslrcd.
"His majesty's government certainly
knew nothing of the genesis of this
movement. The fact that such a step
wits taken, however, reminds me that
we have arrived at a condition of
things which, In a critical period of
this character, always occurred, a
period when there would lie many per
sons attempting to bring numerous
people of different views together and
when there would be many suggestions
which It would bo neither easy nor de
sirable lo notice."
The premier explained that his ony
reaHon for alluding to such things was
that a time was coming when tho
peoplo must think- mote of tho sug
gestions of their Intelligence, and less
of the suggestions of their emotions,
"There Is no longer unv nuestlon
of sentiment," continued Lord Salis
bury. "Wp have entered upon a mat
ter of business which we must push
through. What we are now seeking Is
security. Any peace which recognizes
fully the rights or the sovereign, and
gives us security for the empire,' wo
should accept, not only with willing
nets, lull Willi delight.
"It Ik useless to tell us to behave
so as to leave a uleiuiaut recollection
in tlio minds of thoxe with whom we
Security for the Future.
"The only result that can compensate
for the sacrifice of blood and treasure
is that, for the future, there shall bu
M-curity In that part of the umulro
upon which the ambition of Jlr. Kru
ger ban piiuivd this abundance of Fur
row :) -it'un."
I.ii-i v said he hud no mls-
glvlm. i ' future y-nJ thai ho
bellovLi wur hud Hindu thu coun
try more lonf'dcut In ts e'::tcni.il pol
icy, mot'o convinced Hint lis (millions
would receive due (-(iiiiil'lcrttlli)li from
the community or natloni. Rut when
the present strain ha I noised awsty,
continued the spt-ukcr, there would
still remain duties which could not bo
shirked. Thu oxlstome of hostile feel
ing In Irelund was a flsual that the
eifouls, mum which depended In no
light degree the glory and coiitlnuanco
of the empire, must not bo iclaxed,
"Tho maintenance of our position In
Ireland Is the most vital object tho
umpire bus, and It can only be ut
tulned hv strenuous .exertions," suld
Tlite premier ui-kcd If tho Irish peo
ple loved the government better than
they did formerly, and replied him
self that they did not. ilo mid the
feelings of hostility which had been ex
pressed were more uncompromising
than any expressions which lud ever
Issued from tlio lips of Parnell or
O'Connell. An Irish government with
power to accumulate arms and ammu
nition would constitute a. moro serious
threat than had the Boers. Whilst tho
orthodox leader of tho Liberal party
had declared himself in favor of homo
i ulc, wild tin speaker, tho somi-ortho-diix
leader of that party, whose utter.
nucoH were harder to Interpret, whlio
he had not pledged himself to homo
rule, had studiously avoided 'uhy
pledge from which the contrary might
The premier concluded with saying
that thu conspicuous duty of the
Unloiilblst was to maintain a. perman
ent junction between England and Ire
land and that it was by sustaining
this Junction that they would maintain
the greatness of the constitution and
tho splendor of the British empire.
Danish Treaty Approved.
Dy Kiclulve Wirt; from The Associated I'reas.
Washington, Feb. 5. The Kiute coiumittCo on
foreign iclutloru today ordered a favorable rirt
on the treaty to acquire the Danlili West Indies,