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SCU ANTON, PA., J71UDAY MOUSING, FEBRUARY U, 1902.
MORE TARIFF TALK
IN THE SENATE
A Vote -oi) the Philippines Ad
justment Mau Be Had
MR. TELLER'S SCHEME
ffe Believes That the United States
Should Simply Maintain a Protec
torate Over the Islands and That
It Would Be Better for Our Gov
ernment to Withdraw Entirely.
The House Favors the Election of
United States Senators.
By Exclmlie Wire from The Associated t'resi
Washington, Feb. 13. While no defin
ite agreement has been reached, a. vote
on the Philippine- tariff bill In the sen
ate Hemes to be In night. It appears
likely, judging from a discussion of the
subject late In the. day's session, that
the vote may be had next week, al
though the matter yet Is Involved In
Mr. Teller, of Colorado, concluded his
speech today. Ho urged strongly that
the Filipinos be given the fullest pos
sible measure of self-government, the
United States simply maintaining u
protectorate over the islands, lie said
ho would prefer that this government
should withdraw absolutely.
Mr. Mitchell, of Oregon, delivered a
carefully prepared speech in support
of his amendment to reduce the tariff
duties upon Philippine products com
ing into this country to ,"i0 per cent, of
the Dlngley rates, maintaining that the
t'nlted States owed this concession to
the Pacific coast states as well as to
the Filipinos themselves.
The Philippine bill will not be con
sidered tomorrow or on Saturday, the
senate having ninth! special vorders for
both of these days.
Mr. Mitchell In the course of his re
"I vsubmit that if. the policy enforced
'Ju the last congress of permitting the
products .of. Porto Rico to come Into
the United States at S.'i per cent, re
duction of the rates of duty imposed
by the Dlngley art, and later on, en
tirely free, and this all largely in the
uteres! of the trade and commerce of
:be people of the Atlantic stales, as
well as of the people of Porto Rfco,
then upon what principle of right or
justice or equity must the people of
the Pacific, coast, slates pay the same
rates on Philippine products coming
Into this country that are imposed by
the Dlngley act? Why impose one
rule oil our insular possessions 1n the
Atlantic ocean and another on our pos
sessions in the Pacific coast? What
occult force, if any. Is operating on the
congress of the United Slates, and this,
too, without congress seemingly being
conscious of the fact, which seems to
compel the nation's parliament to ar
rive at such absolutely confrudfetory
conclusions? We should give to the
Philippines concessions In trade which
will instill into their minds encourage
ment, confidence and hope; which will
cause them to realize the wide differ
ence between the Iron and hurtful rule
of the Spaniard and the beneficent and
helpful rule of the Americans."
Protect Beet Sugai.
Further along, he said: "Let con
gress strike out boldly against the
manufacturing Interests which have
ripened Into gigantic trusts and which
have brought and are bringing to their
promoters princely individual wealth,
hut let congress hesitate to strike down
In Its Infancy an agricultural industry
like that of the sugar beet. The sugar
trust, the steel trust and certain other
formidable combinations that might be
mentioned, are able to stand ulone. The
beet sugar industry is not. The former
do not need protection, the latter does."
Referring to the argument that the
Tufted States was bound to accord to
all nations the right to deal with the
Filipinos on the same basis ns that en
Joyed by Americans, Mr. Mitchell said:
"An open door In the Orient Is all
well enough, but If the price of it Is to
lie the surrender of a principle, of the
right to exercise the very highest pre
rogatives attaching to us as an Inde
pendent sovereign power, then that
door had better bo forever closed."
lie thought our capacity to hold our
share of tho Oriental trade depended
mainly upon our ability to control Uio
great transportation lines.
"Our merchant marine," ho declared,
"must be lifted from Its present Insig
nificance as a factor In tho carrying
trade of the world, and we as a nation
must rls'er paramount and take our posi
tion as a commercial nation in the front'
rank of those controlling the world's
Iiu made a strong appeal for tho en
actment of the. amendments he had pro
posed. House Favors Election of Senators,
The house today unanimously adopt
ed a resolution proposing an amend
ment to tho constitution for tho dec
tlon of senators by direct popular vote.
There was no demand for tlniu to de
bate the resolution. This Is the fourth
time tho house lias adopted a similar
resolution. Two hills of general Im
portance were passed by tho house to
day, the remainder of tho time being
devoted to minor business. One was a
senate bill to provide for the payment
, of claims of Confederate ofllcers and
soldiers whoso horses, side-arms and
hnggago were taken from them by
Union soldiers, contrary to the terms of
the surrender of Lee mid Johnson's
The umount to he paid under the bill
was limited to $50,000. The other hill
was to coiifei' on the Spanish claims
committee authority to send for per
sons and papers and to punish for con
tempt. .Mr. Corliss, who Is the author
of a bill for a government cable from
San Francisco to Manila, delivered a
speech In opposition to the laying of
such a cable by a private corporation.
ME. FORAKEB, ON
THE OPEN DOOR.
He Believes the Anglo-Japanese Will
Benefit This Country.
By i:.clinlic Wlie from tin- A'sodiited first.
Youngstown, O., Feb. l::.--Scnntor
Foraker, who came here yesterday to
attend the Foraker club banquet, said
In an Interview today regarding the
"It Is a move of tho nations against
Russia for an open door. Russia occu
pied Manchuria with the intention of
keeping out the other nations, aniTnow
England and Japan are standing for
an open door In the cast, it Is the same
position as was taken by the United
States against Russia In the China af
fair, and the position will redound to
the benefit of this country."
COUNT VON BAUDISSIN
' VISITS NEY YORK
The German Admiral in Command of
Imperial Yacht Hohenzollern
Calls on Officials.
Hy Inclusive Wire from the Associated Tics.
New York, Feb. 13. Rear Admiral
Count Von Haudlssin, commander of
the German imperial yacht Hohenzol
lern, accompanied by Ills chief of staff,
Lieutenant Fritz Rebensburg and K.
Ruenz, the German consul general at
this city, returned today the olllcial
calls made yesterday afternoon. The
first visit was to Rear Admiral Bar
ker, commander of the navy yard. This
was followed by formal calls on Major
General Rrooke, commanding the de
partment of the cast, and on the may
or of New York at the city hall. The
rear admiral was In full uniform. He
wore a dress suit of blue, heavily em
broidered with gold lace and with tho
German Imperial crown embroidered on
each cuff of his coat. Ho wore a num
ber of decorations, among them this
badge of the order of the lilack Kagle
of Prussia, the badge of the Guelpblo
order of Hanover, and the badge of the
Order of the Crown of Wurtemberg.
Under a plain black bow he wore the
insignia of file Order of the Iron
Cross. Lleut-nant Rebensburg also
wore the Iron Cross. The party left
the Hohenzollern on the navy yard tug
Xurkeetu. A detachment of fifty ma
rines, under command of Captain Theo
dore P. Kane was lined up in front
of the landing stage at the navy yard,
and the band of tho marine corps play
ed "The "Watch on the Rhine," as the
patty disembarked there.
Rear Admiral Barker received his
visitors, assisted by Captain Joseph
C'oghlun and Commander West. The
party immediately went to tho admir
al's residence, where they remained for
a quarter of an hour. After the usual
civilities had been exchanged, the Ger
man admiral and his suite were es
corted back to the landing by the ad
miral and his aides.
The Columbia, flying the admiral's
pennnnl at the main truck and the
German naval colors at the fore, fired
n salute of thirteen guns from Its for
wurd battery as the guests departed.
The murines along the quay pre
sented arms, the band played "The Star
Spangled Runner," and the admiral
and his suite, nfter saluting tup ma
rles from the bridge of the Narkeetu,
steamed away for Governor's Island.
General Rrooke walked to the land
ing float at Governors' Island with an
aide und met tho German rear admiral
os he landed from the tug. The party
proceeded to the headquarters of the
commander of the department of tho
east, a detachment from the island gar
rison serving us escort. In the heud
quarters they exchanged the formal
compliments customary on occasions if
After a short chat the ofllcers of the
Hohenzollern were escorted hack to the
Xnrkeetn. A salute of thirteen guns
was fired at the navy yard.
At the city hall Consul General Pat
ens: presented the rear admiral to the
mayor who shook hands with him and
"I am very glad, Indeed, to welcome
you to our city,"
Tho admiral replied that he was
pleased to be In America. After a few
minutes' conversation the visitors left
for a short visit to the Gorman consul
ate, whenco they returned to the llo
heuzolleru. THE NON-UNIONISTS
DEFEND A FACTORY.
A Battle wlthjBoiTinjj Water at
Limoges Troops Summoned.
By Exclusive Wire fruin 'I lie Mwlsti'i". Trew.
I.Impgcj, Funic, IVIi, , Thice hundred
ptilkeis hale been kh-i;liiK a leather factory at
M. .Iiillcn time Hie nlKlit ef I'eli. '. , miinlitr
of noieiiiiloiil'is on- m lunched at flic faiuu.
Till Jiittif defciiUtd their imMIIoii wlih u how
llirowliisc liuillnic water until this afternoon, hm
llm bei-lcgim ui.lii-.l Uio luui-iinloiiUu,
A number of men vmo widely Injured In the
melco. (ieridiimm ami 1100)14 jiaio been turn
moiled 10 iivcrvc oiilu-.
Booth-Tucker Now a. Citizen.
By Kicluslvc Wire from Tho Associated Pr.
New York, I'rli. l.'i. Commander Uootli.Tiukrr,
of tho Sahaliou Atm.v, took the oath of allfglanic.
it a illiii-11 of the United State In thli city to
day, lie raid tlut was already half Anierieati, 11a
lib ancestor woe Virginian and he had Ions
since adopted (hit an hi country,
By Kxcluilre Wire from The Auoiiatrd I'rua.
Washington, IVb. 13. Those regions have been
granted: John ItopMm, of Ser'antoii, W; Wil
liam 1). Wa.hcr, of buimiore, $1Q; KlUa I'oi,
(widow), vt Wavuly, $13- '
JOHN YOUNG TO BE HANGED.
Tho Second to Pay Death 'Penalty for
Murder of Washington Hunter.
By L'xiluslve'WIre from The Associated rrcn
Mt. Holly, N. .T Feb. 13. John
Young, one of the four burglars who
murdered Washington Hunter. a
wealthy farmer of Riverside, on the
night of January 23, 1001, was today
sentenced by Judge Garrison to bo
hanged March IS, Young had previ
ously been sentenced to death, hut was
reprieved by Governor Voorhees, pend
ing the result of an appeal taken to
the court of errors and appeals.
He will be the second to pay the
death penalty for the murder of Sir.
Hunter, Charles Rrown, one of hij com
panions, having been executed Decem
ber .". Otto Kellar, who turned state's
evidence, Is flow awaiting sentence,
and Charles Miller Is still at liberty.
The board of freeholders has offered a
reward of $:.00 for Miller's apprehen
sion. ANOTHER SCHOONER
The Frank Herbert, Loaded with Pine
Lumber; Crushed by Floating
Ice Crew "Was Rescued.
By Kxrltiilve Wire from The Associated Vita.
Capo May, N. J., Feb. 13. The schoon
er Frank Herbert, with a cargo of pine
lumber from Opecoke, X. C. for New
York, was abandoned in a sinking
condition off hero today, it being the
second vessel to fall a victim this
week off this coast to the great ice
fields flowing out of Delaware bay. The
distress of the schooner was first dis
covered on shore by tho Cold Spring
life savers, who Immediately launched
their yawl and made an effort to reach
the vessel. The Herbert was about
five miles off shore, and owing to the
heavy ice fields the life savers were
unable to reach tho distressed schoon
er. Fortunately the tug Harold, with u
tow of barges hove In sight, and after
signalling the barges to anchor, the tug
went to the rescue.
It was found that tho schooner had
been caught in the lee and that she had
been pierced in several places by the
heavy mass. She was full of water and
sinking and the captain of the Herbert
decided to abanddn her. Before he and
the crew were taken off by the Harold
the slpklng vessel was set on fire, and
was soon a mass of flames. Tho lire
burned for several hours after dark
BATTLE AT MIDDLESBORO
It Is Now Believed That tho Dead
Number Five Several of
the Wounded Escape.
fly llM'luthr Wlie from the .Wo( htrd I'rr.
Knoxville, Tenn., Fob. 13. A special
from Mlddlesboro, Ky., says:
The pii-efM' numher nt dead as a irnll of ihe
kitll" at the iju.iiipi house .le.terd.i.v al Sun-et is
now holieuil In he llu The.v .ire:
Cnarley Cecil, Ihe Middle hom i!ciity -bcrilT,
who was killed at the opening of the li'-'hl: Mike
Wtlch, Frank Johnson, I'ciry Wat-ou and .left'
The ,!.iat four men were Inn tort thlf afternoon
In the same grave at the old Turner burying
T.ee Jrner, the proprietor of the fortress and
faloo' which weie limned, bought eaeli a hand
tome .'a.sket. The men were his Maunehcjt allies.
John Doyle, the town nun who was thought to
h.tio been mortally wounded, will likely recmer.
Tom !lo;pcr, an old man who was with Turner's
band, wa shot three times, hut aucceeeded in
leaching his home allie. I.ec Tinner Is now at
the mines, lie intends to rebuild his saloon and
foit, and sjys ho will remain if he has to keep
a standing aimy of .100 mountaineers within h's
All Is quiet longllir. and it is believed for tho
piesent Ihe trouble Is over. Hones were found In
the ruins of the saloon, but it is belieicd they
are not human,
Mlddlesboro, Ky,, Feb. 13. It was re
ported hero tonight that Leo Turner,
proprietor of the burned "Quarter
house," who escaped from the palisades
with his brothei-, "General," during the
battle yesterday afternoon, has been all
day scouring the mountains to gather
around him enough men to come
against the Mlddlesboro ofllcers who
burned his fort and killed his staunch
est supporters. The Mlddlesboro men
nre greatly alarmed und have mustered
Into service all who are available. Tho
bund that went after Turner yesterday
has remained together all day. Ten
coal miners from Excelsior went to
Mingo mines, where Turner Is staying,
last night and offered him their ser
vices. DISASTROUS FIRE
Flames Break Out In tho Y. M. C. A.
Building Thirty Boys Escape
from the Gymnnsium.
Ily Inclusive Wire from the AFi-oclaled 1'iess.
Cienevu, X, Y Feb, 13. Geneva suf
fered it one hundred thousand dollar
fire tonight. It broke out In tho Y, jr.
C. A, building and In ten minutes that
four-story brick structure was a lUass
Thirty hoys in the gymnnsium on the
top lloor escaped down the ladders in
their gymnasium suits, Two young
women employed by M. II. Harmon Ifc
Co,, nurserymen, escaped on tho roof to
the nest building, 'Losses so far as
can bo lea tried are:
V. M. y, A.. JM.000; insurance, $10,
000; M, H. Harmon &. Co., SI1.500, no
insurance: Jacob Gllck, shoe variety
store, juj.ooo. fully Insured, and several
Hardware Jobbers Meet.
Ily Ec)uilr Wire from The Associated Vtfst.
Wllkts-ltane, Feb. W. The New Yoik and
Tviiu.vvanl.t State Hardware Jobber' associa
tion met In comention here today.- It a more
of 1 social iitlalr than .1 liiblticts meeting. Tancr.
weiv lead by C II. Ililglil, of Heading, Ca,, and
J. W. black, of Siracute, N, V. Tonight, u ban
quet was tendered Ihe rbllor at the Wotmorc
land ilub. AddrcK-ei were mad. by I'ongrrssiiiaii
Talmcr. Judge Wheaton, J. M. Kcnnueicr ami W.
II. Tajlor, of skraulou; Uurlw II. Turner, of
Albany, N. V.; Caidalu Tarkir. ( I.'liulra, N. V.,
and J. II. ltitter, of Philadelphia,
Theodore. Roosevelt, Jr., Is Now
Considered to Be Out
THE CRISIS PASSED
President Leaves at 4.40 O'clock by
Wny of Worcester and Is Greeted
with Ovations All Along the Line.
Speeches Made at Worcester and
Providence Miss Alice Roosevelt,
Daughter of the President, Will
Leave for Groton Today.
By KxrluMte Wire fiom The Associated TreM.
Groton, Mass., Feb. 13. The most
eventful day at the Groton school since
Theodore Roosevelt, jr., became . HI
closed with the departure of President
ltooscvelt for Washington late this af
ternoon. Before that the president In
the homely phrase, "Ted has Improved
with such rapid jumps that I am sure
he is out of the woods," had told to
the world of the load lifted from his
The day was full of happiness for the
President and Mrs. Roosevelt and In
deed for all who wore at tho infirmary
or near the school grounds. The first
report from tho bedside of young Roose
velt showed that he had passed a good
night. After the morning examination
by Doctors Lambert and Warren it was
announced that the boy's condition was
progressing favorably. The report said
that tho lungs were clearing well, al
though the patient was still in the sec
ond stage of plettro-pueuiunnia, known
to medical men as the stage of exuda
tion. Later In the day Dr. Warren stated
that tho patient's temperature, respira
tion and pulse were normal, a decided
contrast to his condition the past few
days. The boy rested well all day, al
though his pulse was accelerated for a
short period this afternoon because of
the departure of his father.
The president passed a very rpilet
day. This morning after visiting his
son he spent most of the time at this
Gardner mansion transacting ofllclal
business. Uefore lunch he called on
the other patients, the Gammell and
Totter boys and cheered them up with
his kindly greetings. Then he pro
ceeded to the Powell cottage and held
a brief interview with tho newspaper
men who had made that place their
headquarters. The president feelingly
thanked them for a gift of flowers to
Mrs. Roosevelt and for their courtesy
to him and his futility during the try
ing days that have so happily ended.
The remainder of his stay was with
Mrs. Roosevelt and his son. At 4.15 p.
in. the president, accompanied by Mr.
Cortelyou, Mr. Barnes, the executive
clerk. Principal Peabody of the school,
and two secret service ofllcers left In
a carriage for Groton village station.
A special train was in readiness there
to take tho party to Worcester. Many
persons had gathered at the station,
and In response to their cheers he
doffed his hat. He also bade farewell
' to the newspaper men grouped at his
platform. At -1.30 the train left.
Mrs. Roosevelt kept indoors nearly all
day, her only taste of tho cool, bracing
air being during her walk from the
Gardner house to the infirmary. She
has borne up well under the strain. She
will be relieved sumewhat during the
next few days by Miss Alice Roosevelt,
who, tho president had said, would
leave Washlnslon tomorrow for Gro
ton, He also said that Mrs. Roosevelt
hoped to remove Theodore, jr., to the
white house within ten days, adding
that tho boy would return to Groton to
complete his course as soon us his
health would nermtt.
Xo visitors called at the school dur
ing the day. This evening Prof. Jack
son, of the faculty, called at tho Powell
cottage and assured the newspaper
men that the patient was holding his
own, confirming earlier reports by say
ing that his pulse, respiration and tem
perature were normal, The Indications,
also, were for u good night,
At 11 o'clock tonight the bov was
sleeping quietly, and at midnight the
sick room was In darkness. It was an
nounced that no further late bulletins
would he Issued, unless thero Is an un
favorable change In the patient's con
dition. En Route for Washington.
In tho course ot tho afternoon the
engine, passenger coach and private
car Columbia, which had comprised the
special train to bring President Roose
velt to Groton, reached tho station
here ready for. the return journey. It
was scheduled to leave at. -1.30 o'clock.
Tljo. president was driven to .the sta
tion In the private oarrlage of Dr. Pea
body, the head of Groton school, wlio
accompanied him. A crowd had gath
ered about tho waiting room to greet
the chief magistrate, and as ho passed
to his car he was cheered. His response
was a smile and repeated hows.
A few inoinenlB sifter he entered tho
Columbia tho train pulled out, promptly
on time. Meanwhile, Secretary Cortel
you, Uxecutlvo Stenographer Barnes
and Dr. Lambert had, joined the presl
dent. As tho train started the people
cheered and the president bowed his
thsinkB from the platform,
The train was bound lor Worcester,
us Its tlrst stop.
Worcester, Mass., Fob. 13. In the
Union station hero there was scarcely
standing room about the president's
cur, as It waited to bo attached to the
regular train. While waiting, iho presi
dent came out upon tho rear platform
"I urn very pleased to see you all
here: I thank you for coming out, Tho
boy Is all right."
As the train started at fi.10 for Provi
dence, the president rc-appearcd and
lifted his hat.
Providence, R, I Fob. 13. A crowd
that blocked the entire platform in the
trulon station waited the arrival of
President Hoosevelt. When the train
pulled In ut 7:27 the cheering brought
the chief executive to the rear plat
form. He thanked the people for the
Interest they had shown In him and an
nounced that his son was on the road
to recovery. With his closing word 11
great wave ot cheers came from the
Tho private car was shifted to the
Union station where It remained until
the arrival at S:07 of the Federal ex
press from Boston bound for Washing
ton. At S:2t the car being attached, the
train drew out. Again the president
came to tho rear platform and bade
goodbye to tho crowd. He was cheered
while the train passed through the en
tire length of the station.
Xew Haven, Conn., Feb. 13. Presi
dent Roosevelt's private car, attached
to tho Federal express, arrived In this
city nt 11.23 tonight and loft ten min
utes later. Kverythlng was quiet In tho
car, the president having retired about
Washington, Feb. 13. Miss Alice
Roosevelt, daughter of the president,
will leave tomorrow afternoon for Gro
ton, Mass,, where her brother, Theo
dore, jr., is lying 111 of pneumonia. The
details of the trip will not bo' arranged
until after the president's arrival hero
at 12:30 o'clock tomorrow. It Is
thought, however, that she will take
the through Pennsylvania train to Bos
ton. She will be accompanied by u
Article V of the Brief Statement of
Faith for Popular Use in Pres
byterian Churches Adopted.
Ily i:cliiihe Wire fiom the Associated Tree.
Philadelphia, Feb. 13. The Presby
terian revision committee adjourned to
day, after adopting Article V ot the
brief statement of faith for popular use,
and will again meet in Washington on
April 0. Tho article adopted today
touches on sin, and it was productive
of a protracted debate. Xo llmo was
left for the further consideration of
Article III. on eternal purpose, which
had been partly reviewed at a previous
Dr.' William II. Roberts, the secre
tary of tho committee, said today that
the sessions In this city were product
ive of much good and the discussions,
while spirited, were characterized al
ways by fraternal courtesy.
In reply to a question as to whether
there was any indication of a minority
report being submitted to the general
assembly. Dr. Roberts said:
"The three opinions on the matter of
revision in the Presbyterian church are
represented In this committee. The
committee's work up to the present litis
been accomplished without any seri
ous opposition, though there lias ex
isted on cvor-chnnglng minority.
Whether a settled minority party will
develop before the committee completes
Its work is a matter no one can fore
cast one way or the other. There Is one
thing, however, and that is that the
Presbyterian church repudiates the
charge that it teaches either fatalism
or Infant damnation."
The delegation ot out-of-town clergy
men attending tho meeting left for their
home cities tonight.
EIGHT HOUR LIMIT
The Bill Kestrictine; the Hours of
Labor on Steel Armor Would
Be Productive of Harm.
Ily Uxcluslio Wlie from the Associated 1'rivs.
Washington. Feb. 13. General Super
intendent Johnston, of the Bethlehem
Steel company; ex-Secretary of tho
Navy Herbert, anil several others, rep
resenting large concerns doing work
for tho government, were before trie
house committee on labor today in op
position to the bill limiting to eight
hours the service of those employed
on work for the United States. It was
stated to the committee thut many of
tho large pieces of steel armor, etc.,
cannot be made within eight hours, or
in eight-hour shifts, and that the suc
cess of the operation Is largely depend
ent on longer hours. This, it was ex
plained, worked to tho advantage of
the men as well as the company by
means of bonuses, etc. Tho hearings
continued throughout tho day.
Among the other llrms lEpresenlcd
by counsel at the hearing and opposed
to the proposed restriction of hours
wore the Union Iron works of San
Francisco, MIdvalo Steel company,
Newport Xews Shipbuilding company,
Carnegie Steel company, Cramp &
Sous, Fore l)lver Shipbuilding com
pany and most of the other concerns
engaged on various branches of work
for the government.
Ily llulmlve Wire from The A'oclaid Trwi
Xew Yoik, Feb. ')3. -.Viilveds Sleanur (ler
manic, Mvcipool and imccii.-Idv.ii. Soiithaniitin
-tllvcdi bteamW- fcl. I.oula, New Yoik, I.lui
uwl SnlvrUt Steamer Oceanic Xew Yoik.
iucinstown: Sailed: steamer Teutonic, Xew
York. tl,hiuoutli Aiilved: Meaner i'utoila,
Xew Yoik tor Cluiboing and llaiubuig (and pro
cei'did), Ilollerdaiu hailed: Steamer Ihitlei
d.iui, New York, via lloulognu Sur .Mer. Uurd
TaUed: Steamer l.'.iul!aluc, Xew York for
Jlavic, lle of Wight I'jmwiIi Steamer Am.
btv'iilain, New York fur llottiidam.
Respite for Milton Sheets.
Or Enclualie Wire from Tli AuocliCni Pitt.
II ... Ill.l. W lll. 1', ,!......... I....... -..,... -A..
,lll,'-.,, irv. ,". ,l,c,l.V .7.WH- IUU.J lim
ited Jllllon SH'eU, of Somerset, whu uas to
piteu Simon .rveit, oi i-omcrsct, who ujs to
li.ivc- In u lungud on March II. No hirllur ji
lion will be taken by the goiernor in th late
until tho board u( pardons, ut IU March meet lug,
disposes of MiecLVapnllfatfoii for a lonuuutatloii
of senteuct! to life Imprisonment, Sheets escaped
from the bouieiK-t county Jail lu April, 1WO,
and was recently vuututcd at Akron, Ohio,
while cornruittlir; buiglaiy.
RUSSIA MAY DECIDE
ITJXBAN CLOSELY PURSUED.
The Insurgent Leador Hats a Narrow
Escape nt Paronas.
Ily Kicluilvc Wire from the. Associated Trr-s.
Manila, Feb. 13. Captain William M.
Kwulnc, of the First Infantry, In an
engagement with Insurgents at Par
anas, Island of Kumar, recently cap
tured thirty bolomen and four rlllemcn.
There were no American casualthnt,
The enemy's loss Is not known.
It has been learned that two hours
before the light 1-tlktian, the Insurgent
leader, was with the natives cngage'd
by Captain Swalne's conunand.
Resolutions Recommending the Early
Establishment of Public School
Libraries Are Adopted.
Ily i:elii-lrc Wlie from the Associated Tic-s.
Ilnrrisburg, Feb. ' 13. Resolutions
were adopted at today's session ot the
Pennsylvania State School Directors'
Association recommending the early
establishment of public school libraries;
the necessity of organizing practicable
literary clubs or societies; disapprov
ing oE the action of the last legislature
In taking $200,000 annually from the
general appropriation and diverting it
to the pupils of tho normal schools,
congratulating Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction Schueffer on bis re-ap-polntmcnt
and recommending that the
legislature enact a law making It ob
ligatory upon every school board to
raise not less money by taxation for
school purposes than they receive from
the state, the Increased amount to be
applied for teachers' salaries, school
The following officers were elected.
President. Harry Kloyer, Chester;
vice-presidents, V. M. Bowcn, Ches
ter; G. D. Swain. Butler: Rev. J. A.
Burnett, Allegheny; recording secre
tary, II. M. Kessig, Montgomery; cor
responding secretary. Bev. K. S. Hass
ler, Somerset; treasurer, James V.
llowarth, Delaware; executive com
mittee. A. C. Coultei Allegheny: W.
L. McMillan, Wyoming; S. M. Wake
field, Fayette; A. II. Deli. Wcstmore
lan; T. O. Pardee, Cumberland; legisla
tive committee, Robert U Myers, Cum
berland; George C. Dlffcndcr, Schuyl
kill; Dr. M. L. Hershcy, Dauphin; IS.
J. Xortluip, Lackawanna; Mrs. Alice
T. P.vke, Chester.
FIXING THE BLAME.
A Series of Indictments Returned
Against Contractors Responsible
for New York Explosion.
Ily r.xclu9lve Wire frofn the Associated Tress.
Xew York, Feb. 13. The grand jury
returned a series of Indictments against
the contractors and workmen alleged
to have been responsible for tho fatal
and disastrous explosion on Park ave
nue, January 27, and against the city
officials charged with dereliction in
connection with the storing of explos
ives. An Indictment for manslaughter
In the first dc'greo was found against
Ira A. Shuler, the rapid transit subway
sub-contractor, who Is building the
Park avenue section ot the tunnel, in
which tho exnloslon occurred. Shuler
was also Indicted for Illegal storage of
dynamite, a misdemeanor. Moses Kpps,
tho powder house watchman; Krnest G.
Matheson, chief engineer, and Joseph
Bracken, laborer, were Indicted for
manslaughter In the first degree, and
Matheson and Bracken for Illegal stor
age of dynumlte. Superintendent George
Murray and Inspector Smith, of the
bureau of combustibles, were Indicted
on a charge of criminal negligence, and
Charles K, Frazer, engineer, for Illegal
storage. Bail was fixed In each case
at $3,000 except for Murray and Smith,
whose ball was made 81,000 each.
At a meeting of the rapid transit
commission today, Kuglneer AVHllam
Barclay Parsons submitted a report
stating that about sixty tons of dyna
mite Is used each month in the city of
Xew York anil claiming that the laws
governing Its storage tiro old and tend
to keep down the quantity and limit
the effect after explosions, rather than
to preclude the possibility of explos
ions. Tho board authorlijed the mayor to
appoint a committee of live persons to
Investigate the subject and formulate
a revision of the laws refcuing to ex
plosives, Rutherford Hayes Cremated.
lljr r.ieluivc Wire from 'Ihe Associated I're.M.
Ciiiilnnall, I VI. M.--Tbe body of a guiidion of
a picitdcnt "I the I lilted Mates w.n uduccd lu
ashes at the iri-niatoiy lu thin illy todav. The
child was the uui of Itutheitoid Tlalt lla.u and
luire Iho ii uui! of lb ilhisiiioiu su-.iiulfaihcr, .Mr,
llajis hruiiahr tho Imdy ini .h6llh, X. ('.,
hul the iiiothir was Ion 111 m be rcent.
Dixon Gets a Decision.
11 ;xcuie Wire from The Aociaied 1'rrn.
Xew llillaln, (.'mm., Yh. !' ficoijii' IHn.iii,
I'Vduiiipiou leather-welkin oi ihe nmld, v" I'm
deiUion en points tonight at (lie National Alii-k-liv
club over "f'lilc" Tuckir, ..f New Yolk, in
a tnvnly-ioimd hunt.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
By Kxcluilvr Wire fiom iho Aiioculfd I'lm
Itvllilfhcm, T.i., Teh. PJ. t'aptaiu Ifobeit A.
Abbott, pic.-ililfMl ot iho Jellrrton Coal company,
died today fiom shock coitM-quint Io the death of
tun giuudchlldtcit wlihiii thirty hour cf scarlet
fever. He was TO jwrt eld, and while leading
I'oiiipany li. One Hundred and Thlity-Becond Icgl
ment. at tho haute, of Anllctani, had hli lower
jaw kligt away, He waj prominently vuimctleU
U'loie and alter Iho war in anthracite coal mill
ing with li'-i relative, Ada Taiker, founder oi
Shetnield, Ala., Feb, 13. Ex-Governor Hobeit
li. Muday died today, lie to tlnt governor of
Alabama titer the reconstruction period.
The Austrians Think Gzar's Agents
Will Gause Trouble hi
SEE TROUBLE AHEAD
Opinions Are Advanced That tho
Muscovites Will Eevonge Them
selves by Stirring Up Disorder on
the Prontier No Immedlato
Change at Washington Russia's
Pledge to the United States.
By HxcliMii'c Wlie from the .Vs.socl.itcd Tress.
Vienna, Keb. IS. The Anglo-Jnpaneso
treaty of alliance Is the feature of to
day's news In the Austrian papers.
Russia's probable action Is widely dis
cussed. The opinion of those who gen
erally are lu touch with liusslun views
Is that the militant Muscovites will en
deavor to revenge themselves by stir
ring up disorders In Afghanistan, while
the Hussian government will await tho
moment when Japan, having organised
the military forces of China, will Join
hands with the latter and drive out all
Kuropeans, with the exception of the
Hussions, who,, by that time, will oc
cupy an Impregnable position in Man
churia. Some of tho papers affect to see In
the publication of the treaty, tit tho
time when Prince Henry of Prussia Is
starting for the United Slates, "tlreat
Hrltain's reply to Oermany's rap
prochement with the United States."
Washington, Peli. 1". Xo Immediate
change lu the status ipiif Is expected
here as a result of the Brltlsh-.TnpanefO
treaty relative to Manchuria and
C'o'rea. In making her pledge to tho
t'nlted States government to withdraw
from Manchuria, Russia used this lan
"As soon as lasting order shall have
been established in Manchuria, and
when the necessary measures shall
have been taken to safeguard the rail
way, the construction of which has
been guaranteed by a formal agree
ment with China In connection with
the concession granted to the Kustorn
Hallway Chinese company, Russia will
not fall to withdraw her troops from
within the boundaries of the adjacent
empire, provided, however, that the
action of other powers shall not stand
in the way."
The question at Issue Is whether this
proviso may bo regarded by Russia as
having been violated by the making of
the new treaty, thus Justifying her in
remaining In Manchuria. The answer
to that (iicstion Is expected soon, and
in the shape of a response to Mr. Tow
er at St. Petersburg in connection with
bis protest against the Russo-Chlnese
Treaty Was Submitted.
London, Feb. 13. The parliamentaiy
secretary of foreign affairs. Lord Crau
borne, replying, In the house of com
mons today, to Henry Xormnn (Lib
eral), who asked whether the Anglo
JtipiinVso treaty of alliance was com
municated to the t'nlted States govern
ment before Its text was published, and
if so, whether the government of tho
milled States expressed unv opinion
thereon, said the substance of tho
agreement was communicated Io the
t'nlted States government before pub
lication. Tin railed States did not ex
press any opinion on the subject.
l.iinl I'raubonni added tho Informa
tion that. Manchuria was no more ex
cluded from the scope of the agreement
than any other province of the Clilueso
empire. The 'substance of the agree
ment, Lord I'rnnboine added, was ulco
coiumunlcaled to (iermnn.v.
Mr. Xornian subsequently moved an
adjournment in order to du?cuss tho
Pleasure at Yokohoma.
Yokohama. l''b. til. Tho press here
gives vent to unmixed pleasure ot tho
conclusion ot the agreement with Clreat
Hrltaln with secures for Japan ndmln
slou to the comity of great nations.
Several of the papers comment upon
the extraordinary fact, that the leading
world power abandons Its policy ot
splendid Isolation openly to clasp
hands with Japan. The Xlehlulchi
Shhnbtm says that tho union ot tho
strongest military power lu tho cast
with the great naval powor of thu
world constitutes an luvluclblo force.
The Asahl .Shlnibun, an important pa
per of Toklo, declares that tho whole
country acclaims the agreement which
for the lirst time removes Qoren be
yond the dangerous contingencies in
volved hi the evidences of IUiksIu'h
willingness to sacrlflco that 'country
upon tho altar of her great ambitions.
,oi.il d.n.i fur Teb, 13, IOC'.
llljdiett li'iiipi'tatmo 23 dcijieea
l.uwct lempcniluro .., , , 12 deguei
S a. m ,,,, SO per lent,
S . m ,., 01 per cent,
Precipitation, 21 hours ended S p. in., .03 Inch,
Washington, Feb. 13. forecast for Krl-
-f i'ay and Saturdays Eastern Tenn.ilvanla
-f- Tartly cloudy Friday,1 piobably muw by
-f night; Saturday, mow; frc.h north wlnda,
4- becoming northwest,
life . c -W 1