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LIBEL SUIT BEGINS
Juru Selected at Glcarfleld Coin-
nosed ol Nine Democrats
REHEARSAL OF CHARGES
' AGAINST HARRIS
District Attorney Swope Opens the
Case, and Characterizes the Charges
Against Candidate Harris as Un
title and Malicious The Century
Dictionary Is Introduced to Piove
the Meaning of the Word Crook.
Some Expeit Testimony on the
Parlance of Thieves Judge Krebs
on the Defense.
Uy Exclusive Wire from .Tlie ssoelatnl Prci
Clearfield, Pa., Feb. C Four days
after the date fixed, the Harris-Meek
libel suit r.ime to tilal today befoie
Judge Gordon, of this county. The
prominence of the pni tics to the con
tention, as tell as the nianv witnesses
drawn here, has made the ease a "cause
Leiebro" In Oleaiflcld and a huge ctowd
attended. The space reserved for the
public was filled befoie the eouit sat,
wlillc the witnesses, Jurjmen and pioml
liont spectntois occupied all of the
space within the will. All the tardv
witnesses including Speaker AV. 'J'.
Mai ."hall, W.nd I!. Hllss, Cantuln Ud
waids and Claienco Wolf, or Philadel
phia, weie present this morning.
4 Hefoie the tilal bejran. ex-.Tuelge
Kiebs said that If Hdltor Meek was not
allowed to get all of his eldence In, the
case would bo can led to a higher eouit.
Hx -Judge D. Kiebs and Thomas Mur
l.iy aio counsel for Mr. Meek. Captain
.A. II. Wood aid and A. Cole an as
sisting Distiiet Attoiney W. I. Kuopc,
who has chuige of the prosecution.
Judge Gordon and Judge Heed, ot
liiookville, aio on the bench. The lat
ter justice Is not assisting in the tilal.
Ha eh Jurvmnn in the eniie was
sworn and examined bv Mr. Svvone,
who even asked what panels the wit
nesses weie leading, and who had
talked with them about the case.
The Jury Selected.
The jury was finally made up of ('.
II. Thin ston, Siinmel Italney, J U. Cill
nett. G. W. Smith, James C. McCain.
W. F. Kiik. V. O. r.oonej-, Matthew
Woom. Osten McGarvev. P. G. Weber,
Peter Drown, J. M. AVriglev.
Theic aio thice Republicans and nine
Dlstilct Attoiney Swope opened the
case, up explained that Editor Meek
published an nitlcle In Hip Uellefontp
Watchman last September in which It
Is charged Frank G. Harris, then a can
didate for state treasmer, was libeled.
He was called a "king of ciooks," and
"an unblushing bilbe-tuker." He said
the aitlcle was untrue and malicious,
Ex-Senator M. I... McQuown, editor of
the Clearfield Raftsman's Journal, was
the first witness for thp mosecutlon.
The examination was conducted bv
1'nptaln Woodwaul. Mr. McQuown tes
tified to Inning ipcelvi'd two copies of
Hie Watchman containing the alleged
libel, He also explained who Mr. II ar
John Mai tin Matt Savage and D. J.
Glngeiy also gave testimony, as to the
in oof of publication. The attoinejs for
Hauls then offered the Cnilury diction
ui.v to piove the meaning ui the word
"nook." The defense oblretcd on the
giound that the Ustiniom was inele
vant and uninipoitnm. Judge Goidon
evidently leaned awav, but at noon he
ndjouined eouit until 1.30 to consult the
autlioiltles. The defense thought the
Juiy should be allowed to consider the
word In the way It was ued In the ai
tlcle. H. C, Shields, FUPeilutendent of the
Clearfield schools, swoie for the mose
cutlon that the Centuij dietician y was
considered a standawl.
William S. Blair, a Dubois constable,
was called as an expeit on the pai lance
of thieves. He was asked what he con
Fldered was the meaning ot the woul
"Ciook." Judge Ktebs oblecteil to the
testimony, sulng that Tllalr was nor
competent. Judge Cioidoii uiled out
the testimony and excluded the Intiu
dtutlon of the dictionary.
Judge Krebs Opens Defense.
Tills closed the ptusecutloii and Judgo
Kiebs .opened foi the defense. He ex
plained that Hauls, as a candidate for
ofllcc and as a member of the leglsla
tuie, wus open to criticism.
"Wo will lutiiidute pi oof," said ho,
'to show at least that publication was
not negligent or malicious,"
Judge Kiebs said that the defense ex
pected to piove that Hunts hud re
ceived ifioo, tor woihlng for an appiu
pilatlon for Hit! Philllpsbuig hospital.
It, wus also chaigcd that ju iSDli, when
a iitmllelatefni' the leglslatttiu, Hauls
lecelved a cheek fur his campaign ex
penses on condition liu would vote To.
n ceitalu luudldatu for United States
senator, the Decker bill and the. legis
lative uppoitioniiieut bill. Dm lug the
session of 1101, Judge Kiebs said, It
would be shown that Han Is wus con
nected with the passage of all the bills
In which, U 1 alleged, tlieie was cor
undum, Editor I', Giay Meek took the btitnel
4iid told of his being at Haulsburg
luring the c.uly days of the session,
lie said that he hud heaid of con tip
ion tlieie. Judge Kiebs asked what
Heels had Jeained ubout the use of
money ut Iluiilslmig In cptnrectloir
vlth the oigirnUatlon of the leglslatute
The prosecution objeited uml Juilse
Krebs explained that whut he Intended
to Bhow, among other things, wus that
Hun s wus spoken of as a ciook mid
that lie Insisted upon being In on eveiy
"divvy." Mi. Cole objected as that did
not connect llnirls with taking a bilbe.
Mr, Kiebs called attention to the
w 01 ding of the new libel act, especially
that poitlon which shifts the detei min
ing of the Justification fiom the court
to the jiny,
Must Be Taken to Higher Couit.
Judge Gordon refused to give the
juty this discretionary power and the
net will now have to be taken to a
higher couit rjefore It is decided Just
what Is meant.
Mr. Kiebs contended that It was only
necessary for Mi. Meek to piove ptob
able cause and that he did not need
to show that Hauls had leally been
Captain How aid for the piosecutlon
contended that the geneial matter
about conuptlon should not be ad
mitted. "Because Hauls happened to
bo a member of the leglslatuie," said
he, "lie should not be cliaiged with
being it thief."
He cited several iefei"iices that tend
ed to show that it was Meek's business
to have moie thoioughly Investigated,
Judge Gordon uiled on the offer, decid
ing Hint geneial testimony was not
Editor Meek was lecalled and asked
If prior to the writing of the article
he had heaid that Han is bad demand
ed money fiom the Cottage hospital
A. I did. I was told that he chaiged
the hospital $100 for seeming an ap
propriation of $12,000. His bill read for
"sci vices lendeied on the floor of the
house and one extra trip to Hauls
burg." Mr. Cede asked for the name of
"I was told this by ex-Itepiesentatlve
Itobort Foster, of Centre county. He
went to Phllllpsbuig to Investigate and
said he saw a man who told him the
story was tiue."
Mr. Meek was then aked if he had
heaid at any time that Hauls had re
ceived a letter, presumably from B. J.
Haywood, enclosing a check to be used
In his campaign for assemblman In
1S9G, pioldlng Hauls would pledge
himself to vote for a United Slates sen
ator to be named by Haywood, for the
Becker bill ami against the legislative
appoitlonmcnt bill. His answer was:
Mr. Cole again demanded the name of
bis infownutit and the answer was;
"Fiom a gentleman In whose Integ
rity 1 tunc eveiy confidence, ex-Judge
D. U Kiebs."
Thomas S. Blgelow was than called.
"Weie you not subpoenaed to bilng
vour check book to Clear writer ?" asked
"I was, but I do not have a regular
cheek book "
"AVeie jou not at Huulsbuig last
"I was theie several times."
"Were you Inteiested In the passage
of the Ripper?"
This was objected to, but the couit
overruled the objection.
"I was interested," was Mr. Blgelow 'a
"Weie ;,ou Inteiested In the fian
"Do you know whether any mony
was paid to anv peison to piocuio the
passage of these bills?"
This was strenuously objected to by
the piosecutlon and It was mled out
by Judge Gordon.
Couit then, at .".41. adjourned until
tomoiiow inoiulng, when Mr. Blgelow
will lesuiue the stand.
EGGS FOR THE DEPUTIES
A Woman Causes a Sensation by
Pelting the Membeis of the
Hy llxeliuive ttlie from the Associated I'icm.
Pails, Feb, C While the chamber of
deputies was discussing the colonial
estimates todav, a woman In the vls
Itois' tilbune bliddenly shouted: "Down
with the thieves!" and at tho same
time threw Into the hall a package of
eggs, which glazed the head of M. Pas
cal, a Republican deputy, stiuck a
bench, bin at, and splashed oer Mr.
Pascal iutl other deputies.
The usheis Immediately expelled the
woman, anil wined the mess fiom the
llooi anil benches of tho chaiiibei,
SCHLEY AT KNOXVILLE.
Reception at Cumberland Club One of
the Teatures of the Tilp,
By Kvcluiue Wire fiom 'ilie Anointed Pun.
Kuowllle, Tenn., Feb. C Knoxvllle
extended its welcome today to Schley,
and the udniiial and his wife will leave
tontouow morning at S:S0 o'clock lor
Washington, A billllant reception by
the Cuiuht-ilaiuLclub tonight was the
closing leatuies, The eniliu ulub
house was decoiated Irundtvimvly In the
til-color. The punch bowl was liu
bedded In the hold of a lnlulutuiu of the
BlooMytl, made Iioin choicest lloweis,
Himdieds of puiuiluenl men weie pies
cut and enjoyed the accustom Tho ad
uilial spoke hi felly, cm account of his
sevcie i old, thunklng Knoxvllle for its
hospltullty. Whllu this event was In
piogtess, Mrs. Schley was the guest at
an elegant dinner teudcied by Mis,
l.aw'iencu D. Ulsou.
Admliul aiul Mis, Schley eaily in the
day slte-d the Uulvtslty of Teiipps
see and later Admit nl Schley unvulltd
u piaible mai Iter on tho site ot the Hist
blockhoiuo built by the Ihst settlets
Rochester Walking Match,
lh i:xcbulc VMlr fl'j.ni tlic'AMuiUlid I'rr.
Ituclicttr, .N. ,, I'll). U. At Hie clwo tuiillit
ol tlie; fuuilli Uj.m' uic In the1 (IvJ.i.M, heel ami
Ive walldiiir irjlili tclc men uciu ijlill In tha
uie. 'I lie coii! uf Hie flu- IcjiIiu mi, re: HoJg.
IjiuI. m mlU: Mi'Uf 170; Weir, 1Q7; Kulbir
Uu. lot; l-oclkln, m,
MISS HAY WEDDED.
Piesident and Cabinot at the Cere
mony In Washington.
Br Kxrlushc lr from l'he Aocltoil Pirn
Washington, Feb. C Helen Hay, eld
est daughter ot Secretary of Statu John
Hay, and Payne AVhlney, ot New Vork,
son of ejc-Secietury of the Navy Whit
ney, were man led heie tcleluv at noon
In Hip Chut eh of the Covenant. The
wedding was the most notable sodal
event of the season In Washington. The
ceremony was Deifoiiued In the pres
ence of Hip highest otliclnls In the land
the president and his cabinet and' the
best of New Yoi k and New England
The Hay family has been In mourn
ing since the death ot Adelberl Ha v.
but for this one duv the emblem ot
gilef wete put aside and the wedding
was celebrated Joyously. For several
days past the guests have- been gather
ing. The bildegroom's father, ex-Sec-rutarv
William C. Whitney, came to
Washington with a party of distin
guished fi lends, Including Sir Edwutd
Colebiooke, C. T. Bainey, Miss Buiney
and Geiald Paget, while Payne Whit
ney, the bildegioom, had guthered
about him In the Atllngton a huge
number of his college chums and
Fouiteenth Graduating Exeiclses
Yesterday in Presence of Many
11 KiilusUe Wire fiom the Arioculrd l'u.
Carlisle, Pa., Feb. G. On the foimer
battlefield of two races the twenty
thhd annlveisay, and fourteenth grad
uating exorcises ot the Cat lisle Indian
Industrial school, weie held today In
the presence of a largo gathering of
distinguished lsltois fiom Washing
ton, Philadelphia, New Yoik and other
cities. A special twin hi ought a largo
jiumlier of specially invited guests
fiom distant points and the entire
paity spent today under the leadeishlp
of Superintendent Pratt inspecting the
schools and participating In tho com
mencement exercises, the gala event oe
Cat lisle. Thousands of persons gath
ered In the vast gymnasium hall,
watched and applauded the speaker and
giaduatlng students of the exercises
General Daniel E. Sickles, ex-Com-mlssioner
ot Educatiuu Eaton, Piesi
dent Heed, of Dickinson college, and
Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson, commis
sioner of education for Alaska weie
among the out of town speakeis and
all paid tiibute to the part the Cai lisle
school bah been in the piactlcal educa
tion of the led men.
The graduating class compilses 42
boys and gills and a number of them
delheied oiations, gave recitations and
sang. The school has a total em oil
men t of 1,0."9. of whom 35" aie out on
farms tluoughout the state.
The majority of each of the commit
tees on Indian alTalis of congiess ex
pected to be present today but weie de
tained by piesslng legislation.
Lieutenant Colonel II. L. Pratt, U. S.
A., the superintendent of the school,
who pieslded at the ceremonies today
will leave tomorrow for a tour of sev
eral months In Europe.
FIGHTING THE MARINE BAND.
Bill of Missouri Statesman Is Hs
By Kxclusive Wire from 'the Associated Pre.
AVashington, Feb. 6. The house com
mittee on labor todav ipnorted favor
ably the bill ot Reoiesentatle Bait
holdt, of Mlssouii, to pi event the Unit
ed States Mailne band and other auny
and navy bands troni competing with
civilian bands or civilians. Mr. Bait
holdt says in Ills lojunt that the mem
beis of arniv and navy bands aie under
the pay of the government; their .sub
sidence is piovlded lor bv the govern
ment; their unlfouns and Insliuments
and all the necessary sheet music nnd
other pat aphet nulla are paid for out ot
the national tieasiuy, all of which af
foid them a eoiiBtdeiable advantage
and easllv ennbles them to underbid
citizen musicians on all occasions wheie
music Is to be furnished under contiact.
He points out that this bill will not
Interfeie with the playing of the Mui
Ine band at the white house or on all
MRS. S0FFEL WORSE.
Her Wound Seems to Be Healing,
but She Takes Veiy Little
11 Kxiliialif Wire from 'the Aoi IjIhI I'rM..
Plttsbuig, Pa Feb. C Woul tomes
tonight from liutler to the effect Hint
Mis. Soffel, the accomplice of the Hld
dle biotheis, Is consldeiably wome, and
the developments In her case aie being
watched with keen Inteiest, Her wound
seems to be healing nil elv, but she
takes wrv little nouilshuient and her
menial condition Is descilbed us up
pi i). ichlug collapse,
Hauy niddle, the bi other of the dead
men, who had their lemiilnn bulled yes
leiday, says the grave will be piotected
indefinitely tiom vandals by aimed
gum ds He today made formal nppll
cation to he appointed executor of the
estate of Ed, and Jack. He claims that,
Mm former, when tlist tinested, hud In
his possession about ?l,ono, and the lat
ter J0O In cash. .
Biitlsh Losses in Afiica.
U t'xiliuWe Whe from The Auodjleii I'rw.
I.omlon, 1M i. U. 'Hie wr cfiUe, hli tncnlniT,
puhlMui) u KUiuiinry o( the ItiilUli lou in
South Africi, l'l to Jaiuuiy J I the toUl iciIiil.
llvn of the fiiuo., fimn cle.Uli ur luniumnl ilU
ulilllt), na 'JJ.Ulo men. ''Hie total of I lie cianl.
lie, fiicliullnu unhln- wutimltil, u j-.'lu uf.
IkiK ami 100,701 men,
No Agieemejit Reached.
0 Ecluhe V Iro from 'fhe AjtoiUtcd I'fMi.
IiiJIju4io1I, 1'cb. 0 No agreement w lejclifil
today by the Joint (omiulttro upon xdihli a l.oU
of settlement ol tho dliiercmetf lTetwu.ii Ihc
Unllc.l Mine Workers uml opoulor of Ihc four
coinpctlllcxo iiilniiij; itatu euu to mad.
A Document ot More Than One
' Thousand Printed Paues
Has Been Submitted. '
DEALS WITH PROGRESS
IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES
The First Pait Tieats of the Ad
vance of the Nation in Agriculture
and Mining Suggestions for Leg
islation Recommendations Re
garding Agriculture Rural Postal
11 Exclmlec Wire from the Aocliteil 1'risM.
Washington, Feb. C The Industrial
commission has submitted Its final le
poi t to congress. It Is a document of
more than one thousand printed pages.
The Hist pait, which has been made
public, deals with the pi ogress ot the
nation In ugi (culture, mining and tians
portatlon. Recommendations nip made on the
subjects of trnnspoitatlon and agrloul
tuie. The commission aehlses as lo the
That the. polhy of foein mental juprrwMon
ami control of railroniK .u nrljciiiallv I del clown
In tlu tcnito loininlttie report of ISsil, anil em
hoilleil the followlnif jear In the inter stale com
niTce lit, he reeleeil mil &tuns1hcneil, 'hit the
authority of the intetstale commtice comtnislou,
iiciivarj' for the iiiliiatf piotictlun of h!itpp-r
anil de ub lntenili.il liy the frumers of the law,
he icloud, anil tint the power ami fnnetioiH
of the loiimii'Finn he triUigul puaui allj a lu
templateil In the soc.illul C'ullnm lilll of lm,
except i.j to authority to prepare anil infoue uni
Such lORiilatlon should proelile:
Per more strimrent rcgnl ition of the mrulitionH
linJcr which ft eight mil pisenger tarnN are pub.
IKhcl ami illetl.
Xo late or dailicatlou ousiht lo he chintreil
williout ut Ioat i-lxiy chji notue to shipper, un
lis i.prctfliill.t iutliori7ul hy tho intci slate com
That striet ailheit-nee to pnhliMieil t irlR ha
requneil and lehues or dlsrImlnatioii pieeiiteil
ly an Inire-ue of tlie pcnxltli"
Tint the lonir .mil shoit lunt el ins, in stition
I of the let of I'vST, he Mrcmrtleneil ind nuidly
enfoicnl, iirilu the carriers Mi'ill br rtHaJeef hv
tipccial olelci of th. n'ei state LOinnitreii loiii
lnKion. Tor the definite sranl of poui In tho niler
stile cvniiniuti.il, never on ili own inlthtlee, hut
onh on fonntl foniphlnt, lo pi's niion the ret
sonWileni" of frelnht aid ir-ingcr ulis or
chiri;iij ulo the tic finite Riant of powir to do
date kIm'i iatej rnn.aiiriihlt', as ut ini-ent, to
Ki'ther with powci lo puenhe reionihle ratc4
For Prompt Decisions.
I'm eaily lieailnss upon (umpliInU and fur
jironipt dec Mors lo the comiiiN Ion, ihe purpo-e
belne,' to olnlale intolerable ililee.
Tor a speclUo srmt of power to the interstate
commeiee comniK',1011 oir elalheation, both as
to ltem and Krouplng.
Coupled ltli this, however, we dNwiit from
the net Ion of the so lulled Cullom bill requiting
the inter-state lomuicrce coinniU-ion within a
ceitain period to promuljrite a uniform clissiftca
tlon for the United States,
l'or the establishment of a permanent corpl
of eiert auditor', who slull haee authority un
del the subversion ot the interstate comuierie
lOinmUsioii, to examine perlodiially the ac
counts of all rallroid e-onipjiiifs, whither operat
inic or flnanel.il in their nature.
That elolatlom of the ait, npectliiK the keep
int; and filing of annual tepoits by 1 uiiria. should
be mide niNdemcanoiH, and piomptiesa in link
Injt MieH ret unit -huiild be icqulied.
'Hut, to fmlhei the erKctlceiios of the com
liiKilun, IN nicmberdilp Mioiild he dlrtiil iep
leventatlce of the xarioiH iiitiicsU coueirurd. In
Ihe peisoiv. of uhlppeis 01 lnNlneH nun, IralHo
experts (i.iil and watei) ami men of lie.al train
ing, anil Ihe number uf lomuiljUioiiiTii shonl.l be
ineri ised to weu.
'lint ligNlutioii uuilocroin to tin- lutMinL
waleiln ktatutcs ot Miac hiisitU be nuited by
the M'crral itate-i.
'Ihai railroad compiuleo be prohibited lo law
from iniMiiir lower fielrfht 1 iti upon hnpoita
billed to the intelloi uf tbU icilmlij. In euu
me Hull with ocean triiwpoitatlou m otlieruie,
thin nit mule 011 i.lmllir uillilei fium the sia
boird In the iutciloi, 01 turn lira made fiom
one Inland point lo inuthei, win 11 the dlil meo
Im not mealer
On Agricultme. '
Piefaclng its lecommendatlous le
gal ding agilculture, the commission
says that agricultme has derived moie
benellt fiom the establishment of tin
depaitment of agilcultuie and from Its
ndnilnlbtinth'e worl: than fiom any
other fedeial legislation, it nial.es the
following leioiiinieiulatloiis on this
'Hut Ihe seeiclai.e of JU'lli llllllle bu glceii all
tboilt) to lu-pee t eliiiy pioeliieH Inirmlnl for
cxpoit anil to icitiO l tbcii giaelo and iiuilitc.
'In IK fctmdaiil KIJ1I1. lor cileal, baaed mi
si.uou uf growing, qmllly mid Weiuht pri luej..
me, and, when Intended for eXoit, to in.jic t
ami leillfy the kjim.
To caun ktoek c-.iu ami utoek aieU tu he
eleamed and dUinfeiteil whenelel he coiuidcm
mcli aitlon m'ti'iaij.
To in.iUe adequate irulitlour iiiohlbiiim; the
thlpmeut of unili.spil led or 1ll.ea.1d meat ft mil
one ttate to anolhii. 01 hi foielirn louuiil .,
To ljulre and illuit the proper ili.poslihui of
lhat a more (iimiielieuln pi lull elau.-e fur
shipping d.eiii.ed'iuejt be eiiactid.
'Hut a law he enacted to pioiidi'
l'or Die lii.-pu linn of mir.nj. iuek fuleudeit
fur Inter .tafe louimerco or fm cxpon, ami
prohlbltlui; Hie tiaiupoilatlou ot ilUianed, In
fecled or uulmptiUd niiri rj. ktock, and fur rulifl
ami iiulatliMU to noi'in the iuipoitJtlon of
mu mo toek and fiult, and piolilhltlm,- iliL. im.
portallon of dUiMed, infeelnl in irilmptiied
nurei loiL or fiull.
Puie Food Section,
That a pmo food tectlou In (he ihemUtry dUli
lull of the ilcisli line let of uitiiuiUuici lie i.Ub.
lUlied to pieeent the adulterallon, fjl.-e Inuiul.
Injr, and iItK.eptiiu imitation of toodi, becraKci,
caudles, iliu 11 nl loiidliiienU in the DUIiiet of
I'uluinbla. and the- tcrrlloliis, ami for iculatiui;
luler-.tito tralllo tbcriiii.
That adeipiJle lejUlatlon be enacted by tha
(he .eu'ral itatu, while, needed lq control hk.Ii
di-cae J.1 nUniler.-, Inhere ulo-Iv, ele.
That whatever iunn ma be made In ihe lat
in", b reclpiuell.v or otheiwlse, adequate pivlee
tlim to the beef iitfar Iuchetiv be nuliit ilnvil,
That luiieaM'd uppiopiiallon be made.ib,v the
ronuirx for bullillui tjniplo irntchc.of impioieil
10a da in vjrlvui ocillciu ot the couutii, ai
t mcouiaso tlip more lapltl construction ot .eicli
roaibj at Hate, and local ncpciM.'.
'(lut the jeteiii of free rinal deihci) be ex-
temled ni iriuiiiinrmleil by Hie pustinultr ecu
era I In Ida latnit aniiuil Kport,
tint the polliv of nellliiir atlde foir'et pie
mrvet, nheady Inalniuuted, ho ex 1 1 mled and that
the three buieam of the uen eminent, vvhleh have
iliarBc of Investigations nnd mlinltiMratlve work
connected with foletli.v be comohdateil.
TWO NEGROES LYNCHED.
Tom Btown, Nlcholasvllle, Ky., and
Euless Whlttaker, of Lynchburg.
By Exclusive WJie from 'Ihe AnoiLted 1'reH.
Nlcholasvllle, Ky., Feb. C Tom
Brown, 11 negio under anest on thiJ
cliatge of having npsnulted Miss Kmma
Powell, yesleiduy, was hanged In the
cotitt hoifse today by a mob. Eaily
today a mob surrounded the Jail xvheie
lirown was confined and deinnnded Hit
pilsouer. The mob was finally placated
by the statement front tho otllcers that
the prisoner would he taken before MHs
Powell for Identlllcatlon. The officers
weie pei mltled to take the prisoner to
tlie young Woman's home where she at
once Identified him.
On the way back to the jail the mob
suddenly closed In and seemed the
prisoner. Hurrying him to the court
house yard he was soon dangling from
the limb of a tree.
Miss Powell 1st 10 yeais old, and wna
on her way home from school when
the negro spiang out lrom the load
slde and seized her. She reached her
home llually In a dazed condition and
ofllceis later captuied the negio.
Nashville, Tenn., Feb. (!. Euless
Whlttaker, coloied, charged with the
murder of John Foster, three weeks
ago, was taken from jail at Lynchbutg
last night and hanged by a mob. Whlt
taker's case was called In court yester
day and continued. Duilng the night
the mob appeared and seem lng pos
session of tlie negio hurried him to the
court house yard v here he was hanged.
Full Text of the Agreement
Between United States
By Exclusive Vilrc from The Associated Tre...
Washington, Feb. 0 The full text of
the tieatv between the United States
and Denm.11 ft lor the cession of the
Danish West Indian islands, St. Thom
as, St. John and Sainte Croix, which
was recently negotiated between Sec
tetary Hay and Minister Hum, for
Denmark, was ina'de public tonight.
Demmitk ugiees cO cede lo Die United
States immediately upon the exchange
of the ratification of this convention
the islands ot St. Thomas, St. John and
Kalnte Cioix, in the West Indies, with
the atl'laeent Islands and rocks, com
prising in said cession all title and
claims of title to the territories In and
about the said Islands, over which the
crown of Denmark now exercises juris
diction. The title conveys to the United States
the absolute fee and ownership of all
public, government or crown lands,
public buildings, ports, harbors, fortltr
eations, barracks and all other nubile
property of eveiy kind and description
belonging to the government of Den
mark, together with every right and
appurtepanco thereunto appertaining.
It being, however, agreed that the arms
and mllltaiy stores existing In the Isl
ands at the time of the cession and be
longing to the government of Denmark
shall remain the pioperty of that gov
ernment and shall, as soon as clicum
stances shall permit, be lemoved by It,
unless they, or pints thereof, rnav be
fore have been bought by the govern
ment of the United States.
It Is agieed that the congregations
belonging to the Danish national chtiich
shall remain In uossessldn of the
e lunches which aie now ued by them,
together with the paisonages.
Danish .subjects lesldlng In tho
Islands may leiunln therein or lemovii
therefrom at will; retaining In either
event all their lights of piopeity. In
cluding the light to sell or dispose ot
Those who lemalii in the Islands may
preserve their allegiance to the ciown
of Denmark by making, betoie a couit
of record, within two yeais fiom the
date of the exchange of the intlllca
tlons of this convention, a declatatlon
of their declblon to preserve such al
legiance, In default of which deelaia
tlon they shall be held to have re
nounced It and to have accepted al
legiance to the United States; but such
election of Danish allegiance shall nut,
after tho lapse of said tenn of two
yeats, be a bar to their renunciation
of their pieseived Danllt alleglanie
and their election of allegiance to tins
Foimul delivery of the tenltoiy and
piopeitj ceded shall be made Immedi
ately lifter the payment by the United
States of $5,000,001) In gold.
Governor Taft at the White House.
Ur l.xilmlvr Wire from tlie A.vicl.ted l'rf.
Wahlnitou, I'eb. II - I'le.ielent llooievelt In
vlid a numbci of will known inui In dinner at
the white home toulxht lo meet Uoviruur William
II, Taft, of the Philippines who Ii now 111 U.i.h
liifclorl. 'the) Included lho followlnif vecn
Uij Sluu, Seen tail Hoot, Speaker lliudcion,
rvnatonj t'oiakei, Lode, Spuonn, I'alibiuk,
llanna and ItevcriUnc-; llipreMinallvi-i. , lirua
1r10r and lleur) A. Cooper; ,l)i. villuir T. ll.J.
If, president of Vale uulveilt ; Itev l.viuin b
bott and Ml. I. II IIMiop. '
Slsteis of Charity Asphyxiated.
B Eiclc.ive U'iir from tlie AMociit.d I'icw
Mount (annul, I'a., 1'cb. 0 An expiation of
nulphui In a fuiiuce In the convent of tho ( hiiuli
uf Our Lad) tarl.v thU morului; caiucd the xai
to pcliniMte tho bid eluiubcu of 11I110 SMi'H uf
e'harily all of whom vicil lendeied iiiunuWul
except one who awoke almost .utloea id. S'ur
ope met 11 window and idled fui lifln. Itev. rain
er (.allaiiher, .1..I1I111 f i.clui, appealed and al
ter opening all 1'n window, tumuiuiicd ph,vsl.
claiii who i Ihl. aftcliiooii had Ihe patients nut
lie E.velujUe Who fiom lho ,Wclated l'n'.
New Yoik, I'cb. c 'jailed i, I.'Aqultaliie,
llavie; Ithelu, lliemeii. (lenoa Arrived ! I.aliu.
Niw Yoik va JpJeJ. (Jjiiiulowii Sailed: (Ur
manic (fiom Uvcipool), New ork. I.UjhI:
t'aved: bt. Paul, N'evv vtV or bouthaiiiptvn.
IS LAID ASIDE
Piece of Rock Hulled Tin our; h tho
Grand Union Hotel Window.
By Exclusive tt'lre from The Av.oelatcd l'rev
New Yoik, Feb. 0. An explosion of
dyiiumlte In tapld transit subway con
struction In H'ai'k uvontte, between
Foity-fltst and Forty-second streets,
today, hurled a piece of lock, weighing
thirty pounds, tluoui;h the plate glass
door of the Uratid Union hotel and
broke seveiul w'lndows'in Hint estab
lishment. Two peisons were hint by Hying frag
ments, but neither ot them sustained
TERRIBLE TRIP OF A
Bad Weather Encountered Prom the
Stait Captain and Crew Piost-
bitten Rescued by Indian.
i , '
By rxiliisive VMre from Ihe Awocltted 1'rna
New Yoik, Feb. C The coastwise
schooner Charles Noble Simmons, fiom
Not folk, February 2, for Fall River,
coal laden, was towed Into port today
by the steamer Indian. Captain Gieen
was disabled and all of the ciew were
ftostbltten. Almost from the stmt
the schooner encountered bad weather,
the winds being high from the 1101 th
xvest and the cold Intense. On Mon
day the gale assumed huiilcaue foice
and carried away the fore and main
booms. Falling wieckage stiuck Cap
tain (Jieen on the head and he remained
unconscious until noon today. The
mate na Igated the schooner to a posi
tion off Flie Island, where she anchoi
ed to ride out thp gale. The mate and
ciew xveie all prostrated by the In
tense cold and had hands and feet
fiostbltten. The stewaid was the only
one on board able for duty.
The steamer Indian went to the
schooners assistance yesteulay. Five
attempts weie made lo get a hawser
on board, but the sehopnei's crew weie
so disabled they could not help them
selves. In one attempt the Indian got
too close to the disabled vessel and
struck lier on the poit how doing sunie
injuiy to the bulwajks. Finally Hie
steamer managed to get three men em
boaid the Simmons, who made a line
fast and the steamer was able to low
the schooner to this poit. Her tig
ging, deck rails and sides were heavily
coaled with ice. Tlie disabled captain
and the frostbitten new were sent to
the United slates mm lire hospjtal at
Piesbyteiinn Committee Consumes
Entile Day in Consideration of
Report of Sub-committee.
Bj hxilusire Wire from The Anoel.ted Preu
Philadelphia, Feb. C Today's ses
sions of the Presbyteilan committee on
cieed levislon were devoted almost ex
clusively to the consideration of the le
port presented yesterday by the sub
committee on textual icvlslon. This
subject, owing to Its Importance, will
leiiulie exhaustive discussion, and, at
the conclusion of tlie moiniug session,
the members of the committee an
nounced that final action on the uues
tlon had not been taken.
The Rev. Dr. William U Itobeits, the
stated clerk of the last geiii'iiil assem
bly, who Is a member of the geneial
cotninltti'e, gave out the following
statement at the conclusion ol' the ul
"Thi' committee lias decided tentu
Ively to tevlse the doutilnes of the third
chapter of the confession hv declina
tory statement; also chapter X, Section
S. on the salvation of all Infants; also
Chapter XVI. Section ", on good woiks.
"The other pints, Chapter XX11, Sec
tion 3, on oaths, and Chapter XXV,
Section C, by revision of the tet. They
appointed sub-committees to piepiue .1
"Tomouow they will lousldcr the
brief statement of doctrine fop popuh.r
It Is expected that the sub-committees
will nuike their lepoits on Satin -day.
Ueyouil the above litfoi million,
nothing was given out tor publication.
DISASTROUS EIRE IN CHICAGO.
The Vaxslty Plat Building' is De
11 Fxiluiive Wire from 1 lie A.ioiiated I'r'Ji.
Chicago, Feb, C The Vnislty Hat
building, situated at the southeast cor
ner of Slstleth street and Kills avenue
and near the Chicago University build
ings, was dtstioyed by (he tills even
ing entailing an aggiegate loss upon
the owur of the stiuctuie and tenants
The building was four sloiles high
and contained IT Hats, all of which
were occupied, AH the tenants had
ample ilme to escape, howevrr, and no
lives weie lost The Hie stinted III
the basement In a pile of 1 ubblsh. The
building became so tilled with smoke
that eveobody was out befoie the
Humes weie disco veied,
Uui lug the Hie an explosion of gaso
line In a stm e located In the building
huiled Fli email James Til ma n from the
Hie escape 011 the second stoiy to the
ground, breaking his thigh and Injur
ing him inter nally, Hobert Hartley,
another hi email, was thrown fiom a
vvlnduw In the second stoiy and his
head was badly cut. He was also
badly humed by the explosion. Po
liceman John Coale, who was n the
gioceiy at the time of the explosion,
was tin own down and badly buined
about the face. The building was
owned by Thomas limns of this city
and was fully covered by insurance.
House Takes Un the Leuislatlve,
Executive and Judicial
Toward the Close of the Session tho
Discussion Becomes Heated Sena
tor Foiaker Reads the Revised
Statutes He Is Interiupted Fre
quently and Becomes Earnest Scii
ator Hoar Pours Oil Upon the
B Kxilmive Wire from The Aiioelotrel I'reM
Washington, Feb. 0 The' consider
ation of the oleoii'ai gar lire bill was laid
aside in Hie house today aral Hie legis
lative, executive and ji'tllclat hill was
taken up. An attempt to limit geneial
debate to two hours fulled. Air. Ilcmcu
vvny (lncllmm). In chaiRi- of the mcas
111 e, explained Its provision In grnc.al
terms and uolntt'd out the Inci cases
which It contained.
Under the latitude allowed In geif
eial debate, Mr. Talbeit (South Caio- '
Una) made a speech In opposition to
the pioposltlon emanating fiom tWo
other side to cut down southern repre
sentation because of abridgement of
At the com luMon of Mr. Talbeit's le-
inaiks the bill was load for amend
ment under the five-minute rule.
No amendments of irnwn tance vveio
adopted. Alter completing seventy-four
pages of the bill, the house, at I " p.
m., adjoin ned.
In the Senate.
P or four hours todav the senate had
the Philippine tariff bill under discus
sion. Tlie measure was completed, .'o
far us the Philippine committee is.coii
ceined, all of Hie committee amend
ments being adopted. Several other
aiireirdumirts,' how ever, will bo ofCeied,
one 01 tve being pending. f ,
Toward tho close of Hie session (lie
discussion became heated. In 1 espouse
to a lesolution offeied seveial days ago
by. Mr. Rawlins, of Utah, the secietaiy
of vv .11 transmitted to the senate the
sedition laws enacted by the Philippine
commission. They weie lend in full
and Immediately diew the file of the
opponents of the government's Philip-
pine policy. Air. Hoar, of Massachu
setts, expressed his astonishment that
such laws should be enfoiced by the
Mr. Foiaker, of Ohio, had lead fiom
the levlsed statutes cf the United
States the laws of congress relating to
the crime of tieuson and similar of
fenses against the government and
said that the acts pasted by the Philip
pine commission v. ere almost identical
In their language with the laws en
acted by congiess in tlie days of the
fatheis of the republic and that there)
was nothing unprecedented or unusjal
The Ohio senator was Intel lupted
continuously and bad several warm
eollociuys with scuatois who weie op
posed to them. In one of them he ar
uoutieed with gieat earnestness that
the American army would iii-ver return
fiom the Philippines until It letuimel
vlctoiioiis and that giiitleiuen In and
out of congiess, 1, in about It as they
might, ought tlioinimhly in understand
that tin t
111 conclusion of the debate Mr Hoar
pniiicil oil 011 the iiniibleil wntcis ot
the senate, maintaining that 1111 11
might well dliiei on any of the gieat
ciuestlons now In fine the countiy, but
that all weie thoioiighl.v loyal to the
count! y and weie doing their duly as
they saw It.
Hatty In the day, .Mr. Scott, of Wcrft
Viiglniu, delivered a speech Im which
he advocated nil Investigation of thu
San Hlas loute for mi Isihnilaii canal,
and Mr, Hansbiougli inade a cur (fully
prepaied address on Ills bill to piovldo
11 national sjsieni of Initiation of mid
THE DEATH ROLL
Hj llMhrdiu Wile horn lho V milled I'll"",
l.oinhu, I'ch ii. -I'uue-.oi H'Aii.v 'I hoinpou,
uf liihinv, I. dead lie i I'm aiilior of "Pay
Dii'Jiih of a uliimliiialii "
I'hlliililphli, I'eh 11 I In llev. William Jl,
llauiii, M, Ii, pallor of st. viuihevv' Lutheran
chilli h, died .it lii. Iiouir I ill' I01I1V, ueil 77
.vear. Hi. Hanoi v a hone In llirlvllle, Hcill
iiimit,, and vva- outlined .1 niiuMil In liM. lh.
llanni' vv 14 foi iiiiuv jean pie-ldent of thu Nouh.
em llinne foi 1'iIhhIHm I lilldieu.
Hemic, I'eh. II Ihe ihulli 1 aniiuiinecd of Car
dinal lla-e.1. Ho v.i4 horn in ! 1 and vva cre
ated a caidii d lime U, lf')
Toledo, O, I'eli. H I lie two oldent rei-lileiit4
of nurliivuiliiii Old" illeel todaj. they air .,
Hamuli I'oireiu, .ie,ed lejl wh, cveii inonlh aid
(ourutii 1I114 and Ml.. Don l.xtelnr, ajed ll
VC.U4 and "lie die
B Kxeludve Wne from Ihe A)oclateej,PifM,
W.i.liiiiati'ii. leo, 0. Philip Siliwellar, ol
Siauloii, lu hull u'lauicd a pciulon ot plj.
J vial data foi l-'cbriiar 0, lWii
llllihel leiuperaiuie 27 degree
I owe, I temp raluie ,.,.,,..., :! UoitVfj
Itelathe liiiinlJitj .
6 a, 111. , . , ,77 per lent,
b p, in ,....., to )Kr cent,
Precipitation, 21 hours ended ii p. m , uoue.
t -f -f -f-r- -f
-f WEATHER FORECAST,
-f Wellington, Feb. 6. llaatein Penu-yl.
4- xaula: Ineieaaing' cloudluei and pi oh-
-f ably light mow Friday; Satmdjy (air. f
-f colder in ntrtU portion; lUht 10 fieh
4- outh vvlndj hecomlng vvet. -4-
-f - -f""t rt- -t ,.. 1