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SOKAOTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1002.
ON THE OCEAN
TIig Roual Partu Leaves Kiel tor
Bremen on Saturdau
VOYAGE TO ENGLAND
The Prince and His Suite Occupy 'a
Tabic In tho Alcove of the General
Salon Welcome to the German
Embassy of Loudon The Trip
from Cherbourg The Kronprinz
Wllhelm Due at Fire Island on
B.r Kxcliulte Wire from The Associated Press.
Rremcrhuveii, Feb. .". Prince Henry
sailed for New York at 3.13 p. m.
The Prince left Kiel for Bremen at
S.;:0 this morning. AVhat looked like
half Kiel's population assembled nt
the railroad station to bid farewell to
the prince. At the station were Ad
mirals von Arnini and von Koester and
fourteen other naval officers of high
rank and n large guard of marines. Tho
prince kissed the princess, his wife, on
the platform of the station, and stood
uncovered at the head of the rear steps
of the car. in spite of tho sharp win
try air, until the train was out of the
At Hamburg, Senator Tichlrsehky,
Prussian minister to the Hanseatio
cities, joined the party of Prince Henry,
and at Bremen, where the train arrived
,nt 1.10 p. m.. Admiral von Tlrpitz, sec
retary of the admiralty; Adjutant Gen
eral von riesscn and othe high officers
from Berlin wore added to the prince's
suite. Theyi lunched leisurely in the
royal waiting room of the Bremen sta
tion, and then entered the train, which
steamed slowly, at 2 p. m., to Bremer
haven. The inhabitants of every vil
lage along the route 'turned out, gath
ered along the railroad track and gave
tho prince a great ovation.
Southampton, Feb. 16 The Kronprinz
Wlllielm arrived hero tills morning.
Prince Henry's voyage to England was
uneventful. The Kronprlnsi AVIlhelm
proceeded slowly from Bremerhaven
down tho AVeser, under a cloudless
sky and amidst cheers from tho peo
ple lining tho shore. The prince and
ills suite walked upon tho upper deck
with some of the other passengers.
Later, Prince Henry proceeded to the
bridge, where lie held si long conver
sation with the captain of the steamer
and showed the greatest interest in all
tho details of the ship.
The prince, with his suite, appeared
at dinner, occupying a table in an nl
eovo of tho general salon. During the
meal, the band phtyea German and
American airs. The prince's table nat
urally attracted the undivided atten
tion of tlie other passengers, but
Prince Henry did not seem to mind
this. After dinner, tho prince spent an
hour in the smoking room.
He was up early this morning, walk
ing tho deck. In the course of a con
versation today he again expressed
tho pleasure ho feels at visiting the
T'nited States, and added:
"Why, the last man I s.hook bunds
with on German ground was an Ameri
can, the Berlin representative of the
At about half past ten this morning
tho Isle of Wight and tho forts of
Portsmouth were sighted.' It was a
day of glorious sunshine. With the
baud playing and with Ilag3 (lying, tho
steamer made her way up Southamp
ton waters to the dock. Hero tho
North German Lloyd Steamship com
pany, contrary to tho desire of Prince
Henry, had taken the most elaborate
precautions. Tho special trnln from
London, carrying passengers for the
Kronprlnss Wllhelm. nrrlvrd at South
ampton at 11.30, but wus not allowed
to proceed to tho dock until the steam
ship bearing Prlnco Henry had been
mado fast. At 1 o'clock the dock
swarmed with policemen and detectives
and the steamship tickets of tho
Southampton passengers wero repeat
Prince Henry remained on the bridge
of the steuiner until tho members of
the German Pinhassy at London, who
enme down hero to welcome him, went
on board. He then received them In his
Tho Kronprinz Wlllielm Bulled for
Cherbourg at 3 o'clock tills afternoon.
Arrival at Cherbourg,
Cherbourg, Fob, 1. Tho Kronprinz
Wllhelm arrived at 8.40 tills afternoon,
after a pleasant passage frclm South
ampton, The weather was splendid and
there was no wind. The steamer stayed
here but iv short time, during which the
hand played selections from various
airs. She resumed her journey for New
York at 9 o'clock.
Sue on Saturday.
New York. Feb. 16. The Kronprinz
Wllhelm. to equal her best record, the
time of which was live days, fifteen
hours and forty-Uvo minutes, made on
December 23 last, should be sighted off
Fre Island between i and 5 o'clock
Saturday morning, February 22, and
arrive nt the Sandy Hook lightship ut
n quarter of eight o'clock. If she should
arrive at this time she would dock ut
10 o'clock. This time, however, Is ap
proximate, as tho sailing from Cher
bourg 1b probably given from her de
ptviure In the huybor. Records ure caW
oulated from Cherbourg Mole. Her time
of passing Cherbourg mole would prob
ably be half tin hour later.
CAPTAIN PARKER ARRIVES.
Will Take the Meteor III to the
Other Side When It Is Completed.
Ily Kxcliulte Wire from the Associated I'less.
New York, Feb. 10. The opening day
of the week In which Prince Henry of
Prussia Is looked for, witnessed the
arrival of Captain Benjamin Parker,
who hits come here for the purpose of
taking tlie emperor of Germany's new
yacht, Meteor ill, to the other side on
her completion," Captain Parker wus
accompanied by Ida brother and
mother, William Parker and Mrs. L.
Parker. Captain Parker Is considered
one of the most expert yachtsmen of
England. For many years he sailed
the German emperor's old yacht, the
Meteor, and won many ruces with her.
In IS!)!), he was engaged by Sir
Thomos Llpton, with Captains Ho
garth and Wrlnge, to take charge of
the Shamrock I in iter races here.
The regular Sunllay services pre
scribed by tlie Lutheran church took
place on the Hohenzolleni at 10 o'clock
In the morning. They were conducted
by Admiral Von Baudlssln, and were
attended by all the members of the
crew. At tlie close, tlie commander of
Hie Imperial yacht prepared to carry
out the cabled Instructions from.Kni
peror William, to place n wreath on the
tomb of Beatrice Goelet. daughter of
the late Robert Goelet and of Mrs. Har
riet Warren Goelet, who died on Feb.
10 of pneumonia.
The 1,'nlted German societies for the
reception of Prince Henry met today.
Tlie plan of programme and the order
of march as decided on at Friday
night's meeting was adopted. It was
also decided to present to Prince Henry
n beautiful silver album, liand-painted,
with tlie picture of the prince on tlie
cover. The album will contain the au
tographs of nil the committeemen and
of the presidents of nil the organiza
tions composing the United German so
cieties. This is in addition to the, en
grossed address enclosed in a sliver
casket, which the societies will present
to the prince. The committee decided
thut the parade would take place on
the evening; of Feb. 2C.
FOUR LIVl' 3 LOST IN
A Light Engine Crashes Into a Pas
Dv Ejcluaire Wire from The Associated PrtM.
Marshnlltown, Iowa, Feb. 1G. Four
lives were lost in a head-on collision
on the Iowa Central railway, one mile
north of Glfford, early this morning,
when a light engine; north-bound,
crashed into a passenger train.
The dead are: Wallace Frew, Carts
burg, III., engineer of the light engine;
John White, Oskaloosa, engineer of tho
passenger train; Frank Patton, Mar
shalltown, fireman of the light engine;
Elmer Ogle, Marshalltown, fireman of
Lawrence A. Jegnn, of Chicago, a
traveling salesman, was badly bruised,
and several oilier passengers were
MR. SCHAWB RETURNS HOME.
He Declines to Discuss Incidents
Connected With. His Trip.
By Eiclusite Who from The Astociated Pie.".
New York, Feb. 1C Charles M.
Schwab, president of the United States
Steel corporation, returned from Eu
rope today on the steamship St. Paul,
after an absence of two months spent
in travel on the continent and In Eng
land, He was accompanied by his wife
and sister and was greeted when he
landed by his father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Schwab, his brother,
Joseph Schwab, and a large party of
Ho declined to discuss either Ids trip
or the annual general meeting of the
steel corporation which will be held nt
Hoboken, N, J,, tomorrow.
PRATT CONVICTED OF MURDER.
Numerous Stab Wounds on Body of
His Wife Refuted Suicide Claim.
ny Kjrlmive Wire from The Associated Presa.
West Chester, Pa Feb. it!. William
II. Pratt, who wan on trial all of last
week, on tho cliargo of murdering IiIh
wife, Kmina, was convicted of murder
In tlie first degree today. The case was
given to tho jury at noon yesterday
and the verdict was rendered at 10
o'clock this morning,
Mrs, Pratt whs found dead at her
homo on July 21th of last year. There
were many stab wounds on her body,
and her husband wnn arrested and
charged with the crime, Pratt, In his
defense, claimed his wife committed
SAILED 800 MILES
FROM SOUTH POLE.
By Exclusive Wire from the Associated I'icm.
JCetv York, IVIi. JO. Charles. ISoreluirevink,
tho antaictio nplorcr, united in Kew York to
day oh I lie i-tiauislilj. KtrurU. Tonight l.e told
in an Interview of how, In Jfcti9, lie and a party
of yclrntlut liail readied tlie Kcvcntj'-einhtlt dr.
Kite, llfty mlnine i south latitude; about hOO
inllcj fioin Hie, south pole and the ina-t extreme
tutitlitm point that any man lus ever reached.
Killed nt a Crossing:,
fly i:cluilve'Vlre from The Aisoclaled 1'rni
.Vetv York, Kcb, 16. .lame Frank, 07 yean
old, n giocer, and lloirU ):puteiu, .both of Jfoivi
ink, N. J., sero killed last night at that place.
To boya, Jacob l'rank, jr., and Tluini.ii Hurke,
ierc taken lo u hoiplul und probably will die.
The. four v.erc fit a delivery tvaon icturpilri
from llarrUou, ,. J,, and in ci.slnc; the track
of the I'enmj Ivania railroad a train tlruck the
Eavl of Kitnberly Dying,
By Eiclushe Wire hem flit AiiocliUj I'rtx.
London, ru. 16. Tho critical illncsa of the
Karl of KuaU'tly if announced.
BRITISH IN A TRAP.
One Hundred and Fifty Men Decoyed
by a Boer.
Dy Euluntve Wire from Tlie Associated I'ress.
Pretoria, Feb. 10. One hundred, and
fifty mounted Infantry men, while pa
trolling the Klip river, south of Johan
nesburg, February 12, surrounded a
farmhouse, where they suspected Boers
wero In hiding. A single Boer broke
away from the house atul the British
started to pursue him, Tho Boor
climbed a kopje, the British following,
immediately a lieavy lire was opened
upon them from three sides.
The British found themselves In n.
trap and In a position where they Were
unable to make any, defence. Right of
the British n til corn made a gallant ef
fort and defended the ridge with car
bines and revolvers until they were
overpowered. The British had two oin
cers and ten men killed, and several
ofllcers and forty men wounded before
the force was able to full back under
cover of a blockhouse.
London, Feb. 10, Lord Kitchener, in
addition to reporting the Klip river af
"A party from the South African con
stabulary line, on the Walervul river,
encountered, February 10, it superior
force of the enemy, near Vantonders
bek, and wan driven back with loss,"
Durban, Feb. 1C Mrs. De Wet, in an
interview held at the Murltsbnrg con
centration camp, said that two of her
sons were still lighting with their
father. She regretted that the govern
ment had not permitted her to com
municate with her husband, and said
she was certain lie would never sur
render. Mrs. I Jo Wet declared she would
rather see her husband die than sub
Terrible Fate of French Mis
sion at New
By i;.iclnive Wire from tlie Afsoi-intcd Press.
Paris, Feb. 16. La Pa trie today pub
lishes a letter received fnw&i Its cor
respondent, 31. Rouyer, a survivor of
the massacre of a French scientific mis
sion by cannibals at Sllcrahn, New
Guinea, Janunry 1. M. Rouyer relates
that the yacht Sulvattl with tlie mis
sion on board, had anchored off the
coast of New Guinea and that several
of the explorers landed. After an ap
parently friendly reception from the
natives the latter treacherouity at
tacked them during the night, mur
dering twenty-live of the party In
cluding Baron Ylllars, Count de Saint
Hemy and M. Hagenbock and M.
Varies, and wounding 3.1, Including the
writer of the letter, M. ltouyer, tho
chief of the mission and another
Frenchman named Itelmer.
31. ltouyer writes:
"We were sleeping peacefully when
there was a great uproar and we were
attacked by hundreds of natives car
rying torches. Several of us wore
felled to tho ground with clubs, hatch
ets and spears. 1 was among this
number. 1 received a blow on the
head from a club and fainted. When
I recovered consciousness at 5 o'clock
in tho morning I found myself tied
hand and foot and surrounded by sav
ages, who, believing me to be dead',
wero keeping me for themselves. I
saw the body of Baron Villars near
me bound to a tree. His body was
naked, his. head had been split open,
his eyes had been gouged out and his,
groin was horribly mutilated. The
Count De Saint Ilemy hud been de
capitated and liis head stuck on tlie
end of a spear as a trophy. M. Hagen
beck wns spitted on a bamboo and was
being roasted over a tire. The savages
were about to cut him up. I waited
my fate. I was afraid to move. My
head hurt mo dreadfully. All around
me the ground was strewn with
corpses, Suddenly u great clamor
arose, followed by a fusllade. I
opened my eyes und saw Dr. Foriter
and tho remainder of the mission from
the yacht tiring on tlie cannibals. I
shouted and the rescuers ran to me
and cut the bonds which bound me to
tho tree. The cannibals fled, leaving
32 dead. The clothes or M. Varies were
found, but his body wns missing. He
evidently had been devoured by tho
savages during the night."
DORDICA DIES SUDDENLY.
One of the Hindoo Twins Succumbs
Ily I'.jeluMu- Wire from the Associated I'ic-a
Paibs, Feb. to. Tim Hindoo tln named Dor
illca, who was separated (mm ltadiea by an op
eration Feb. a, died Midriinly IhU morning in
convtiUlons duo to tho udvuii'cri hUki' of tho
tuberuilnU from whlih she uittcred. The twins
Appeared to Impiove dm Ins last tviek ami pa.vid
their time ptijlnic happily with to..
The death n( Dorillc.i ha.s been coiitealid from
ltadiea, who Ik inakluc excellent pioifre-is,
Ity i:cluale Wire horn thu .WoelaUd Pre,
Uerlln, l"li, II). It U repotted hem fiini lUku,
llui.lan Tiumcaueaila, that llioii-'amU of persons
who killed by the earlhipukc in the ShanuUa
dlttrkt, and thu town and villain- fun twenty
vci.U aiound Slunul.a ininYrcd tew-rely,
By K-xchiklve Wlro fiom the AwcUteil Pre.
Sew Voik, Feb. ID. Arrived: lllrurla, Liver
pool and tfiieeiistottiii I-l Turalne, llaviei St.
Paul, .Southampton and Cheihouiir, J.lzjid
IMiM'd; Krliilngtoii, .New Voik for Antwerp,
Queeiutoun trailed: (Jampanla (from Lixerjiool),
New York. Southampton .Sailed: Kronprlnj
Wllhelm (Horn llremeii), ChcihourK und Now
York, Cheiboiinr, U p. in. Sailed: Kionprlu
Wilhchn (fiom llremen and Snuthaiiiptoji), N'ew
Monument to Memory of Strikers.
Dy Kuluhc Wire from I ho .VsocUted I'tta.
Wllhfi-ltjrre, Feb. W. lteuresentjtlve of the
PolUh-Llthuanlan totietlcA of Ivuzemo county, in
com en I ion itm today, took gten& looking to the
election of i monument to tho memory of the
itilMnff miners who wore killed by a sheriff'
pce ut battimer in Seplember, WiT- Tho
monument will bo built on or near the cpot
wheru the men fell. It is piopjc to late
fuiids by popular subscription.
Committee on Inter-State and For-
clou Commerce Will Urrjc
VOTE ON REPORT STOOD
8 FOR AND 7 AGAINST
Representative Corliss Says That the
Future Success and Prosperity of
the Philippines and Hawaii De
pends Largely Upon the Facilities
for Enlightenment Furnished by
United States He Contonds That
the Cable Should Be Owned and
Controlled and Operated by Our
Government General Greely's Es
timates as to Cost of Construction.
By Exclude Wire from The Auoeiited Press.
Washington, Feb. J(S. The report to
be filed tomorrow by the house com
mlttu on Inter-state and foreign com
merce recommending tlie passage of
the bill Introduced by Representative
Corliss, providing for government
ownership of a Pacific cable says that
the United States, by the annexation
of Hawaii and thu acquisition of the
Philippines and other islands, assumed
the responsibility of maintaining peace
in tlie Pacific ocean. This obligation,
tlie report, which -was prepared by Rep
resentative Corliss, the author of the
bill, says, was deliberately undertaken
by this country and approved by the
united voice of the people. It adds:
"The future success and prosperity
of these islands' will largely depend'
upon the facilities extended by our
government for the advancement and
enlightenment of the people there. If
we are to continue hi control of these
islands, the. people must be made to
understand the character and purpose
of our government and to feel the bene
llts of enlightened civilization and
American liberty. This can be accom
plished through the medium of cable
communications. The advancement of
our own people ynd the benefit of rapid
communication through the telephone,
telegraph unit railway lines Illustrate
the adx-antages and tho progress that
may he achieyed through cable mes
sages." Regarding gox'ernment, ownership of
cables, Sir. Corliss says Kngland for
llfty years has been constanly acquir
ing, by purchase and construction,
cable communication in her vast pos
sessions, until she has expended uo
wnrds of a hundred million dollars for
this purpose, and operates her own
cables connecting her colonies. Kng
land Is now constructing a Pacific cable
from Vancouver to Australia at a cost
of nearly $l',000,000, and In order 'to
give iter tradesmen and manufacturers
the bonellt of tills communication at
the least possible expense, has fixed a
rate of two shillings, or fifty cents,
per word for cable massages from Van
couver to New Zealand.
"France, Germany and other nations
are not sleeping upon their rights, as
the people of the United States have
been," comments Mr. Corliss, "but are
establishing government telegraphic
communication with their respective
possessions, I, therefore, contend that
the Pacitlo cable should be owned, con
trolled and operated by tho govern
ment of the United States, It should
be made by an American manufacturer,
laid by an American ship nnd operated
at actual cost for the dissemination of
Knowledge, the proper direction of our
army and navy and the advancement
of our trade nnd commerce In the
Pacific. The transmission of communi
cation should be held by the state.
"The right to construct und operate
the Pacific cable Is a nubile utility or
franchise held by tho people. Its con
trol is tin Inherent right of tho nation;
its construction and operation neces
sarily xvlll beeqm'e, for a great many
years, u monopoly nnd should not be
transferred from the control of the
General Greely's Estimates.
General Greely, chief of the signal
service of the wnr department, who has
charge of tho telegraphic lines owned
by tho government, and wito has given
tho subject careful consideration, and
constructed several hundred miles of
cable under the control of the war de
partment, the report says, estimates tho
entire cost of ti Pacific cable, Includ
ing ships und all possible contingencies,
at $10,000,000, and places the annual ex
penses nt IM5.000. Ills Judgment is con
firmed by the opinion of Rear Admiral
Urndford, chief of tlie bureau of equip
ment of the navy. A complete survey
has been made by our navy tit the ox
penso of at least n half a million dol
lars to our people und a route estab
lished extending from California to 11a
wuil, Guam, "Wolfe or Midway and the
Philippine Islands. There is no longer
any doubt as to the practicability of
this project from a technical and en
gineering point of view. In conclusion,
the report says;
"Every part of tlie world has been
enlightened by cable lines except the
Pacific ocean, This vast body of water,
under tho control of our own govern
meat, seems to be the one dark spot
upon the face of the ourth, and fur the
want of a coble, tho gem of the Pacific,
tint Hawaiian Islands, u, part of' our
own country, tiro lert In darkness seven
days behind tho rest of the world."
' The vote1, authorizing u faVorable re
port of tho bill, stood eight for and
seven ugainsl. Two members, Munn"
und Davis, fuvorable to the bill, wete
ubsent, and sitico then two of tlys mem
bers, Loverlng und "Wanger, who voted
against tho bill lit tho committee, huVc
signed tho report in fuvor of the pass
ngei of tlie bill, suggesting an umend
ment authorizing the purchase of the
cable contracted for between California
und Ilnwall. Tlie minority of Ihe com
mittee oppocc government ownership,
nnd favor the profiosnls of the Com
mercial Pacific company lo lay n pri
PRESIDENT'S SON IMPROVES.
Other Pupils at Grotou Also on the
By Eichulve Wirt front 'the AnoetitM Pmm.
Groton, Muss., Feb. 1C The three
sick boys In the Groton school Infirm
ary had n very quiet .Sunday and from
a medical point of view a satisfactory
one, although lit the morning there wus
some uneasiness about the Potter boy.
Dr. L. C. Shnttuck was recalled by Dr.
Waren for consultation In his case and
later it was stated that young Potter
had not had a set buck, but simply
n spell of restlessness. Theodore
Roosevelt, Jr., nnd William Garnmell,
Jr., continued to show much Improve
ment. Mrs. Roosevelt spent the greater por
tion of the day at the infirmary with
her son ctnd did not leave for the Gard
ner houK until late in the afternoon.
Miss Alice Roosevelt Went for ti ride
in the morning with Mr. Grafton D.
Gushing, of Uoston, who spent Sunday
here. She lunched later nt the home
of Mr. John Lawrence and this after
noon spent considerable tlnre at the in
firmary. .Mrs. James P.oos-velt, an
aunt, arlved here Inst night.
American General Crushes
the Insurrection in
Ily Kxelmlic Wire from the Auoeiateil l'resi.
Manila, Feb. 10. General .1. Franklin
Rell hns practically cleaned up the
Insurrection in Batangas province, the
troops under his command' having
made a clean sweep of the district. It
is not believed that all the insurgent
arms have been captured or surrend
ered, but that a number of them have
been taken by the Insurgents to other
provinces or safely hidden. The in
crease of robber bands in the provinces
of Tayabas apd Cavlte show the ef
fects of the drastic measures adopted
In Batnngns and Lngumi provinces.
General Bell says the people of these
latter provinces rie-er realized tho ter
rors of xvar until they personally ex
perienced its hardships, owing to tho
closing of tho ports, and the concentra
tion oft'ttre-nntlVCTrin-the towns.
General Roll believes the Insurgent
leader Malver Is becoming exceedingly
unpopular with' the Filipinos and that
when the natives cease, to fear Ills
vengeance, many will be found willing
to betray hip).
"What has been said of Tlatangas
province applies almost equally to
LONELY BANQUET OF
THE LAST MAN
A Strange Brotherhood Organized 4t5
Years Ago, "Was Formally Dis
solved on Saturday Evening.
By Exclusive Wire from The Aiiocliteii I'reu
Philadelphia, Feb. 16. The Press
publishes the following concerning the
banquet of tho Last Man which has
Just been celebrated in this city:
At midnight last night aged Walter
S Bell, the sole survivor of the Last
Man Brotherhood of Philadelphia, held
the last banquet of the uncanny so
ciety. A few minutes before 11! o'clock struck
Mr. Bell entered a dimly-lighted room
in his home, 110 South Thirteenth
street, where a table had been set
with dining service for thirty-three
persons. Closing and barring the door,
lie seated himself and then he dined
After he had had dinner In the lux
urious manner made Incumbent by the
laws of tho brotherhood, the last man
opened a bottle of wine which had been
stored nwny for tho surviving member
of the organization when it was begun
forty-six years ugo. With this wlnu,
Madeira nearly fifty years old, lie
drank toasts to the thirty-two whoso
plates nnd glasses were turned down
To tho vacant chair of each of his
dead brothers tho lust man addressed
some utterances, some word that be
spake his fond remembruuee of the
man Who was not there. Then when
tribute had been paid to the dead, ho
recited this poem, which he had spoken
first forty-six years previously at the
first dinner of the brotherhood:
"Unhappy nlJ eieaturel
All hit c'oiiiiiiiIuii.4 gone hefolc him,
See him aj lie fill t hN lonely nipper
TuQthleM, eyelet, i-oiiipjiiloulcrii;
A t!ool hottlo of wine before him.
Anil no one u Join In ipulrlns H lonieiiUj
Thlity-two InuKlnary face, In fholly x.inneut,
llauntliiK hi iiit-inory.
"Thirly-itto itraw mor whlih to ilrop a tear,
Xauelit to look foiwunl to but the last day,
Who hid for the i-ypimu cruwn of the poor ull
Next the solitary banqueter read the
minutes of the organization, again ad
dressing himself to tho unoccupied
uhalrs. Then he formally nmdit a mo
tion that the brotherhood, having; ful
filled the purposes for which It had
orgatilzed, be disbanded. The silence
was approval of this suggestion, and
the last limit declared the brotherhood
out of existence. Tho (lria! net of the
last limn was to dstrov the miiiuls
und other documents of Ihe ecumtrlo
When" Mr. Hell entered the room
where the strange dinner U place lie
was In his sixty-seventh year. Wlpm
luj left U he hud passed the sixty
eiBhlh vear marl;,
The'Luat Mi Brotherhood was or
ganized by printers, who got tho Idea
from ineinber-s of the craft who hud it
similar society. They held banquets In
vurlous parts of the city annually until
1801. Then (he membership had dwin
dled to three, txvo of whom wero In
valids who lived lu other parts of the
country, Last August, however, the last
of Bell's comrades passed away, mak
ing it possible to hold ti banquet of
Mr. Hell probably will become a mem
ber of another Last Man's club, but
only In nn honorary capacity. This club
has been organised in Hartford, Conn.,
and will hold its first dinner In a few
Since it became known that Mr. Bell
was thA sole survivor of a l.nst Man's
brotherhood he has received letters
from persons In nil parts of tlie coun
try congratulating htm. One man, a
Kentucklan, sent his sentiments In
poetic form, but Mr. Bell will not dis
close their nature. A widow who con
gratulated Mr. Bell; asked him to give
tier enough money to nay for a course
of study in dressmaking.
"My comrades of the brotherhood
used to say'that I'd never be the last
man, because I lived in Thirteenth
street," said Mr. Bell. "Hilt It seems
there Isn'L much lu superstition about
WLLLIAiM NOONEY KILLED.
Struck by a Delaware and Hudson
Train Near Steel Mill.
AVllllani Xooney, a steel worker, was
run down on the Delaware and Hud
son tracks near the lower steel mills
on Saturday and was instantly killed.
He sustained a broken neck.
The deceased was going in tlie direc
tion of the steel mill office for his
pay when the accident occurred and
was crossing the track, lie was over
CO years of age and with his family,
a, wife and nine children, resided at
1010 South Wyoming avenue.
The body was removed to Cusick's
undertaking establishment where they
were nrenared for burial and later
removed to the family residence. The
coroner wns notified but he deemed an
Inquest unnecessary, and the funeral
will take place tomorrow morning.
TRAIN CUT IN TWO
Accident lit Crossing1 on the New
Ily Uxcluslie Wire from the .Woe Uteri I're.w.
Rochester, X. Y Feb. 11). A freight
train crossing from the Buffalo, Roch
ester and Pittsburg tracks to Xo. ::
track on the Xew York Central at
Lincoln Park was struck and cut In
two by the eastbound Continental lim
ited on the West Shore todnv. Both
'the engineer and fireman on the lim
ited Jumped' before the collision. Kn
gtneer Xlchol, of this city, escaped
uninjured, but his fireman, F. Eitstel,
of Buffalo, sustained a dislocated shoul
der. Fireman Charles Twist, of Roch
ester, had an arm broken. These were
the only persons injured.
Three freight cars were reduced to
kindling Wood and the engines of the
limited and the freight were com
Chapel Dedicated at Wilkes-Barie
with Appropriate Exercises.
By Exclusive W'iie from the A&sociatrJ l'reai.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Feb. 10. Tlie re
ligious exercises attending the dedica
tion of the MeKinley Memorial chapel,
in this city, were held today. Services
were held morning, afternoon and own
ing. At the morning service a special
musical programme in Gerniun was
Many Grand Army of tlie Republic
veterans attended the services in the
evening. The principal addresses were
delivered by Rev. Luther II. Waring,
of Scranton; Rev. J. Yutsey, D. D of
Selins Grove, Pu and Rev. A. S. Hart
man, of Baltimore.
LEDGER. COAL ARTICLE.
tty Eulinlve Wire from The AMoehleil l'ifii.
l'hllarielphia, I'eh. IB. Tlie Ledger, ill lu coal
aitiole tomorrow will !ay:
"The anthrailtc coal tiaile is mi largely de
pendent nil uvullur i-oiiriitlon-i that il wax natural
the tool weather ot last week bhujild have in
creased the demand fuv toal. Kor wyeral Weel.j
the cold ireallier and slonny condition h.c
promoted III" comumptlon ot foal, while at the
hum time car shortage and tr.niMioilallon oh.
flruitlona have Impeded in movement to mirlx-?.
pesplle thei" Influence', linnet er, thiio i Mill
to be no intention on the pail of the oa !ro.
ilucinir ctiinpanie to advance priitf, sllhouch
ftimn middlemen may want more- money for their
io.il. 'Ihere me Kreat complaints of a hort
Mipply of coal, and tlnui has been a bcrio-u
horlaitf in IhU locallly during the fut tteel,-,
tliu iluleiii lioimr unable In L'i't all the coal
litedrri for iiecewiiy atul uiuenl ileiuaii'R"
DEATHS OF A DAY.
uy Kxiluilve Wilt from The AoiUteJ Wen.
I'IiIimuo, I'eh. 1H. I.'dtvurd Mcl'arland, a lead
lui! tenldent of Hawaii, and proprietor of the
Royal IhwallJii hotel ut Honolulu, died today
at the Auditorium hotel from aeiilo pneumonia.
Mr. Mcl'ailanri win married but ttto tt'eelM ugu
tn M!m 1'hnemi'. Ilillinuvr, of San Waiu-foco.
The lotiple tvue on their ttav to New York on
Ibelr tteddlur ioui, tthrn Mr. .Md'ailand con
tracted a Ksvere cold ttlih.li developed iulu iiiitu..
lunula, Tie body will be lalxi tn hail I'lau
tlsco for burin),
Self Volt, 'ib. )fl. (Vmtlliu Itooaetelt, tlie
only m t hint; n ot the lalo .S, Weir Hwetch,
and a ioihJii In I'rriMi-nt ItcOM-.vell, U deul of
heart dUca.H' in th'a illy. Mr. Hooel! tva
bom lu thin lily tm.v-f.'iil jmim alio und twt
rduiatrd at the 'I'li'.f lriytn hiilv Intlllule.
Shoilly aitn'-complitliiB hit iuur llu-ic Im went
abroad and had ltnl-lme tint time ilrirtty lu
StivU'ldiurv, l-'cb. 15. Henry Twmue, seed CS
yearn, loiiuer iiicieiul merchant of iUit
StiviuUbiiic. jwuuiiibed lo earner of Ihe Ihrr
Uit eivpliiif.' Pect'jttd i-mie of i'muli an(
tiy and Ida. niiiiiriijiher uai a piiiiiliuiit pio
neer i! frulllinVld low in hip, ttil ivU'iiy.
Ilillrieliihi,. I'ib. ln.-ll.-v. lituift Taiter
Xeedhani, the noted etawlUt, died i-uddenly of
neuialifla of the heart lodjy at hia Imuie ot Nil'
be lib. u rtibmli of llil.i tlty. Mr. Needliam was
bom in Pi-land about nlxly yearn mo. At 20
,teau of uite ho gain up a promlalug hu$!nc4
c.iieer In Dublin to btcoiue an ctanyslUt. lie
ta one of thwo who co-operated with Moody
und &mki-y, inl when Mr. Moody died Mr. Seed
ham vtii looked upon a bcinf the available
man to carry on the xtork of that tioleri cvan
Kcllst. lie i tui'vtvrd by i widow and two )rn.
Tlitce ot Mr, Needlum't brothers tr pietckem.
An Effort at Ratification Will Be
Made In the Sen
MAY BE OFFERED
Vote on the Philippines Bill Will Bo
Reached During the Latter Part of
the Week Unusual Activity W
Promised in the House The War
Revenue Reduction Bill Will Be
Taken Up Representative Wheel
er's Speech Liable to Be Given Some
Consideration Important Measures
of General Legislation Include the
Antl-Annrchy and the Pacific Cable
By, Etcluiive Wile from The Auoclated Treat.
"Washington, Feb. Hi. The greater
part of the day on Monday xvlll be de
voted to sin effort to ratify the treaty
with Denmark for the cession of tho
Danish AVest Indies. This proceeding
will be in executive session, and there
Is no certainty as tq whether one day
will be sutllclent for tlie purpose or not.
Thus far there has been no muiked evi
dence of opposition to the treaty, but
Senator Iiacon has Indicated u purpose
of offering an amendment to the agree
ment and offering some remarks on the '
If the consideration of the treat v Is
not concluded on Monday, its llnal dis
position probably xvlll be postponed for
several days, as Senator Lodge has
agreed to sidetrack the Philippine bill
only for the one day. With reference
to the Philippine bill, It is altogether
probable that a vote xvlll be reached
during tlie latter part of the xyeek. Tho
Democrats have been In conference on
the subject and have reached the con
clusion, that they will be able to con
clude their presentation of-their--opposition
to tlie bill In a few more speeches.
An agreement fixing a time to vote Is
likely to be reached on Tuesday, and
the indications now are that next Fri
day or next' Saturday will be named us
tlie day for deciding the fate of the bill.
There are still a few set sueeehes to
be delivered on the bill, but most of the
speeches toward the close of the debate
xvlll be brief,
!5y unanimous consent, the census
bill xvlll be disposed of after the Dan
ish treaty and before the debate on tho
Philippine bill is taken up. It Is ex
pected that a vole xvlll be reached on
tho census bill after very little more
Activity In the House. ,
Tho coming week promises to be one
ot unusual activity In the house of
representatives.' Resinning tomorroxv,
the xvar revenue reduction bill xvlll be
taken up, with two days for debate and
a stringent special rule bringing the
bill to a vote at 3 p. m. on Tuesday,
without intervening motion to recom
mit or amendents other than those of
a verbal character proposed by tho
At the outset there promises to be a
spirited contest on the adoption of tho
special rule, as the minority will pro
test against the cutting off of amend
ments and the motion to recommit.
There Is little doubt, however, that tho
rule will be adopted. AVhen the de
bnto proper begins, there xvlll be hardly
more tlihn three hours on each side.
This time xvlll. bo given to the members
of the ways and means committee, xvho
in turn, xvlll apportion It among their
colleagues, Tho passage of tlie bill Is a
foregone conclusion, as tho minority
members, as well as the majority, fa
vor It, tlio only difference being us to
tlie amount of reduction and the extent
to which tariff changes should go.
Aside from tho tariff issue, it would lm
no surpriso if tho sensational speech
of Jtepresentatlvo Wheeler, on Prlnco
Henry's visit and other foreign mat
ters, figures in the discussion, as much
feeling has been aroused by the
The Indian appropriation bill xvlll bo
taken up on Wednesday, with two
other appropriation bills, tho diploma
tic and consular and tho postofllce, In
reserve, t'linlrman Sherman, of tho
Indian affairs committee, expects to
occupy two or three days, so that tho
other appropriation bills will probably
go over until tlie following week, in
that case, private claims xvlll get spina
consideration the latter part of tho
There arc several Important meas
nrei of general legislation now ready
for consideration, including the antl
aiiurchy bill and the Pacific cable bill.
Tho Intention, however, is not to con
sider these general measures so long
as any appropriation bills remain un
Hwldes tho work on the floor of tho
house, It Is expected that tho coming
week may seo some progress lu tlie
wnyu and means committee on the sub
ject of Cuban reciprocity, xvhloli xvas
deferred until after the war reynuf
lettniilon measure had been passed,
-.. . i. .i i. ii
Count Tolstoi Very Weak.
Ilv i;tihi.ite W'iie from The AuocUted l'resi.
St. l'elciuiiiCi Feb. 10. Count ToLtol' ten
pcrature ii at 11 while Ida pulte i SI. He II
viry weak, but it bearing up well. It U itlll
hoped that he may recover.
t . -'
f WEATHER FORECAST.
4- Washliifrtou, Feb. ID. Korccat for Mon- -
4- day and Tuesday: Eastern Pennsylvania, 4
-f Snow Monday, and in mountain clUttlcU -f
4- Tuivlay; briak uoithca&t shitting to -f
-f lioithueat ttlnd. 4
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