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HWijryLimii,iBpnPKwwwpwppwiwwwwiBP MiiiiiMi'PwiwiWJiwiiiiiLiwuijiiifu finiipi Ill PIMII U IJJ 1 rtbmti 2S THE ONLY S? iON PAPER RECEIVING THE CdMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD. TWO GENTS. TEN PAGES SCRANTON, L'A., SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 1902. TEN PAGES TWO CENTS. strfftmrf i i r-'-stB5Bs5DSmmmmM?SM:. mWMrsSS m ti -SSwglKagj itffT2lftaHcBlHB& r BARCELONA Several Rioters Are Killed In At temptinn to Rescue Their Im prisoned Gomrades. BAYONETS CONTINUE TO PREDOMINATE Ordinary Necessities of Life Are Pailing1 and the Distress Is Accen tuating Labor Troubles Spread Through Spain and Martial Law Is Extended Agitators Receiving Aid from London Jesuit College in Saragossa Attacked. 1 J.v fixcliulvc Wire trom The Associate! l're. Barcelona, Fob. 21. Forty persons liuve been killed since the disturbances broke out here. The strikers yesterday attacked the Jail In an attempt to res cue their Imprisoned comrades, but they were repulsed by the troops, after several rioters hud been killed or wounded. The ordinary necessaries of life are fiilllnpr. and the distress is accentuat ing. The strikers are said to be receiv ing large sums of money from London. In the neighboring towns the disturb ances are spreading and are increasing in gravity. The predominance of bayuuets here has had effect, and the most turbulent spirits have been driven off the streets. Outwardly the city is resuming an as ppct of comparative quiet. The leading citizens arc' Joining the military and civil authorities in restoring order. The captain general has ordered the news papers to resume publication, and lias instructed the owners of public vehicles to again engage In their regular work. If the printers refuse to work, their names and residences are to be handed to the captain general, who will deal with them. All drivers declining to take out vehicles will be deprived ot their licenses. Madrid, Feb. 21. According to this morning's reports from Barcelona, the situation there is improving, though It is still threatening. An effort will bo made today to resume ordinary avoca tions. The most stringent measures have 1ecn prepared to protect traflle and business. The strikers have row rides, but they an; well supplied with' revol vers and daggers. The search of sus pected houses continues, resulting in the. arrest or large numbers or anarch ists and revolutionists of all kinds, who are considered to bo the mime movers in tin- troubles. The cosmopolitan character of Barcelona makes it a re sort for representatives or all the revo lutionary elements In Kurope, and the ranks or the malcontent workmen have been swelled by French and other refu gee political agitators. The Republi cans are busy among the troops, urg ing them not to use their arms against their own class in defense of plutocrats. The working people of Madrid favor the strikers. The premier, Senor Rugasta, an nounced today that the chambers will not be prorogued unless the opposition obstructs the government's action by continually raising debates on the pres ent labor troubles. Martial Itiw has been proclaimed at Tarragona. The strike Is spreading in the Llobregat and Curdomi vallovs. There is a general cessation of work at t'nstellem do la I'lana and at Carve, and thpiv is great excitement at Ha ten! Forces of gendarmerie have been dis patched to those places. Opposed to Strike. Delegates from the labor societies ot Karagossa have visited the governor find declared themselves opposed to the strike. London, Feb. 21. Dispatches received hero from Madrid and Harcelona and front various frontier towns In close touch with tho scenes of tho distur bances In Spain discredit thu report that a fierce battle had been fought be tween troops and rioters In a suburb of Harcelona, that tho artillery raked street after street and that ,100 per sons were killed or wounded on both sides. Up to last evening tho total number of persons killed throughout tin dlsturbancfH was only forty. Advices received hero direct from Hllbao, Vnllndolld, Corunna,.aijon and other Industrial centres of Spain show that the attitude of the miners and oth er workers Is distinctly threatening. The greatest excitement prevailed everywhere, nnd the general situation Is extremely grave. The garrisons of Hurgos and Vlttorla luivo been ordered to' bo Jn readiness to sturt for Sara gossa nt a moment's notice, All the railroads are guarded by troops, Hllboa, Spain, Feb. 21. Several anar chists have arrived here with tho object of Inciting a strike. The Socialists have refused to cooperate In the movement, Saragossa, Feb, 21, motors attacked the Jesuit College here last night. The fathers llred on the mob, believing their assailants to be thieves. Many families are emigrating to France, The working people havo thrown their lot with their Catalonlun comrades, Tho civil administration of the whole province of Saragossa has been taken over by the military au thorities. Valencia, Feb, 21. In a conflict here yesterday between rioters and the po lice three persons were wounded. Four. teen arrests were made. Cnstellon de la Plana, Feb. 21. The employers and their employes reached nn understanding Is afternoon nnd the strike here Is eiffed. Seville, Fob, 21. Several Italian an archists have arrived here, The tut thorltles have taken all the necessary precautions to prevent an outbreak. MOB TORMS A JAIL 0- BANKER SHOT BY A JUDGE. Tragedy Grew Out of Feud Between Lnwrenceburg Residents. lly K.xtluslie Wire fiom tlic Awnlalivl l'itn. Lnwrenceburg, Ky Feb. 21. Ah the result of a pistol duel, Albert Wlther spoon, president of the First National bank of this city, lies seriously wound ed in Ills home, and .Judge Porter "Wal ker Is under police surveillance await ing a change in tlic wounded man's condition. The trouble was begun last fall, when "Wlthcrspoon recklessly llred his revol ver through windows, lie was arrested, nnd Walker, as judge of the police court, fined him $200. Since that time, It la said, bad feeling has existed be tween the ninn. Walker had occasion to go to a dry goods slore yesterday and met Wlther spoon there. "Wltherspoon Insulted the Judge, who made no response, but went away. Later he returned, and llndlng Wltherspoon still there.asked hint to retract Ills language. Wltherspoon re treated to the door nnd attempted to draw his revolver. The weapon hud caught in his pocket and he was com pelled to turn sldewise while using both hands to release It. Meantime Walker drew his revolver and llred three limes at Wltherspoon. Two of the wounds are slight, but the third probably will result fatally. Wltherspoon comes of a wealthy family and is a leading business man. His brother, Horace, after killing two men, was himself killed by a man named Portwood. NEW YORK'S WELCOME TO PRINCE HENRY Royal Visitor Will Receive the Free dom of the City on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4 p. m. By Uxilusive Wire trom The Associated I'rcw. JS'cw Vork, Feb. 21. Mayor Low to day gave out the programme, rules and regulations for the official welcome on the part of the city to Prince Henry of Prussia. Following is the mayor's announcement. "On the arrival of the Kronprlnz Wllhelm, the mayor, accompanied by his secretary, Mr. Ueynolds,, will pay his respects to the prince. On Tuesday, Feb, 23. at 1 o'clock, the prince will return this call at the city hall. At this time the freedom of tho city, which has been voted to the prince by the board of aldermen, will bo conferred upon him in tin aldcrmank chamber. "Tho arrangements ror this cere mony are these: "The prince will reach the Battery by boat from the Iloheiizoilern at 3.30, landing at the Customs House pier, nnd reaching the street through the build ing on this pier. Ho will bo escorted by the military from the Battery to the city Hall, and will enter the building by the north door, because of the dis turbed condition in the south front, due to the rapid transit subway. "The prince will be received by the mayor in the governor's room. There will be with the mayor at that time the members of the committee appoint ed by him to arrange for the recep tion nnd entertainment of the prince. "The mayor will present to the prince the controller, Mr. Grout; the two vice presidents of the committee, Mr, Hew itt and Mr. Schurz, and the chairman ot the executive committee, Mr. Jesup. "On the arrival of tho prince In the governor's room, the aldermen will be notified, and their sub-committee, con sisting of President Cantor, Alderman Oaffney and Alderman Mclnnes, will come to the governor's room, where they will be presented to the prince by the mayor, "The mayor's committee will then move to the aldermanie chamber, tak ing seats in the gallery; nnd when they are seated the aldermanlo com mittee will escort the prince, the mayor and the controller to their places in the chamber. "The president of the board of alder men, Mr. Forties, will Immediately an nounce that the freedom of the city will be conferred upon tho prince by the mayor, "After the ceremony the mayor and tho uldermnnlo committee will escort the prince, his suite ana the representa tives of the president to their carriages. Tho prince will he escorted to tho Ho honsiollern by tho military. The pro cession will move up liroadway to Waverly place, through Wnverly place to Fifth avenue, through Fifth avenue to Thirty-four street, nnd through Thirty-fourth street to the pier. "Owing to the necessary conditions attaching to such n function, admis sion to the City Hall on that occasion will be strictly limited to the prince's party, the mayor and aldermen, tho heads of the city departments and the members of the mayor's committee, it will be useless for others to seek cards of admission or Invitations. "No cameras will be allowed within tho police lines, "In the evening tho mayor' will give a dinner to the prince at tho Metro politan club, at which there will be 100 guests, "The mayor's dinner will be followed by a gala representation of tho opera at the Metropolitan Opera House, ar ranged for by the committee of citi zens appointed by the mayor." STRIKE OF 8,000 THREATENED. By Kucluiive Wire from tho Associated Press. Wilkes lUnc, Tib. St. The executive board i now coulilcrlui; the advisability of ordering- a strike ot the 8,000 mine worker at the eighteen colllcrlea ot thr Lehigh and WIUes-Darre Coal compjny. The company a week ago dUcluirgctl two union committer men at the Nottingham i-ollicry, re fused to see the ui ion committee to dUcuii a Mttlement of the trouble, and today closed (he mine indefinitely. " SMALL-FOX BARRED OUT. Patient Taken from Chester to Lima and Back Again, By Inclusive Wire from the Associated Pre. Chester, Pa., Feb, 21. When James Warner, colored', applied for admission to the Chester hospital today, It was discovered that he had smallpox and he was not admitted. The hospital au thorities had the case on their hands, and undertook to get rid of It. Warner was taken In 11 wagon to the county hospital at Lima, several miles away, but Steward James W. Darker had or der!, not to receive him, and the wag on was stopped at the entrance to the grounds'. He was then hauled till the way back to Chester, through the snow drifts, and delivered to the board of health ofll cl.tlf.. Dr. Iloopmtin, president of the board of health, said tonight that he had placed the Invalid In a private house and quarantined It until other arrangements can he made. ROSEBERY'S ATTITUDE. Rumors of Coalition Between "Union ists and Imperial LiberalsIm portant Letter to the Times. By Inclusive wire from The Atsociated Pre.u. London, Feb. 21. Lord Ttosebury's an nouncement In a letter to the London Times this morning of his Until separ ation from Sir Henry Cninobell-nan-nerman's section ot the Liberal party forms a fruitful topic for afternoon edi torials and for discussion in all quar ters of Great Britain. One of the most noticeable phases Is the curious effect the letter produced on the wording of the Times' editorial on the subject. Tts friendliness to the ex-premler might easily be explained on the ground of Unionist delight at a definite split In the opposition ranks, but Its declara tion that "what the country wants is not si brand-new set of principles, but a new set of men capable of replacing the present set, without upsetting the policy of the empire," is followed by the statement that Lord Rosebery's party must prove that it can be trusted to infuse business energy and capacity into the prosecution of an imperial pol icy. Tt concluded with the following remarkable utterance: "If the fruition of efforts in that di rection may seem to be remote, we can only say It may come sooner than any body expects." That oracular assertion has started rumors of a new coalition between (he Unionists and Imperial Liberals, under the leadership of the Duke of Devon shire nnd Lord Uosebery, and of the possible defection of the Times from support of the present government. Something of that is visible in the Globe's editorial this afternoon, which, while congratulating Lord Uosebery on his "emancipation," dilates strongly on the pettiness of the differences between his policy and that of the Unionists. The Pall Mall Gazette follows other Tory opinion, in declaring that a "man who can write such a letter as a reply to Sir Henry Campbell-Pannerman has the grit which the empire expects of those who lead it." The Westminster Gazette, hitherto divided in its allegiance, comes out in favor of Sir Henry Campbell-Unnuer-man, but sorrowfully admits that Lord Rosebery's letter means another term of government for the Unionists, while it fears Lord Rosebery's group may be liable to absorption in that party. Tho letter of Lord Rosebery was tho result of Sir Henry Campbell-Banner-man asking, in a recent speech, whether Lord Rosebery spoke "from the interior of our political tabernacle, or from some vantage ground outside." It was announced last night that as an outcome of the polemic concerning the relations bPtween Sir Henry Camp-bull-Bnnnerman (leader of the Liberals in the house of commons), Lord Rose bery and the Liberal party. Lord Rose bery had written n letter to tho Lon don Times, declaring frankly that ho "remains outside of Sir Henry's taber nacle," but not, ho thinks, in solitude. KRITZINGER'S TRIAL NOT CONCLUDED. Boer's Fate Not to Be Known Till Kitchener Has Decided It. By Exckilvc Wile trom The Associated Pre. London, Feb, 21 Tho war secretary, Mr. Broderiok, in the house of com mons today, replying to n tiuestion, said that the trial of Commandant Kritzlnger (captured by General French In December last) had not been concluded. The verdict would not be known un til it hud been confirmed by Lord Kitchener. WAR ON GAMBLERS. Wilmington's New Police Chief Pro poses to Sweep the City, By Inclusive Wire from the Assoclatci) Press, Wilmington, Del., Fob. 21. Chief of Police Georgo Black proposes to wage a vigorous war against vice nnd gam bling. Patrolmen have been Instructed to remove all slot machines and similar devices. Tho law forbidding saloonkeepers from having screens in front of their bars will be enforced, and disorderly houses will be raided without cere mony. MILLIONAIRE'S SON DISOWNED. By Kxcludre Wire from The Associated I'rcst. Columbia, 0 lb, 81, In an uMilavit filed by IIjioIiI P. Thomas, hi detente to the wife's ailIcatlon for alimony, ho claim) he luw 11.) meant uf import, and that Ills father, Central Samuel Tlionuu, of Xew Vork, liu-l iUowiici .aid ellslnlieiluil him, SIthu lie left hume lil father lias sent him but $13, lie iceelycd gV) from hU tUn-i' uud HQ fiom hie brother, lie is now employed at W r week, Recently his father refused tu see h'.ni and otdued liU bcivanti to eject him, ivliidi t'.icy did. YESTERDAY'S WEATHER. laical data for February 21, lOOis Highest temperature ,.,,,,... 31 degecca J.owckt temperature , , .SO degree!) Relative- humidity; S a. 111 S7 per cuut. b p. in. , 100 per nur. Frcclpltatlou, 21 hours ended $ . 111.... U.50 iii'li NAVAL CADETS ARE ADVANCED Premature Graduation Has Been Ordered uij Secretaru Lonu In Several Gases. THE FIRST-CLASS ARE NEEDED AT SEA By Order Issued This Week to Com mander Waluwright Nearly One Hundred Young Officers Will Bo Detailed for Watch Duty on Ships at the Asiatic Station. By Exclusive Wire fiom 41ie Associated l'rc. Washington, U. C, Feb. HI. Secre tary Long hits Issued an order to Com mander Richard Waluwright, superin tendent of the Xaval academy, direct ing liltn to graduate tho first-class na val cadets on,.Mtty 1 next and be pre pared for orders assigning every mem ber ot the cluss immediately to sea eluty. The graduation of the class prema turely litis been under consideration for two weeks, due to the urgent necessity of securing additional ofiicers for ships now in commission, but met with ob jection for the reason of interference In the course of studies. Secretary Long, however, lias been unable to meet the pressure upon the navy department for all classes of junior ofiicers and found no other means of providing them except by de tailing young cadets to the responsible duties of watch and division ofiicers on shipboard performed by lieutenant and ensigns since the navy was established. C'oinninndcr "Walnwright is Instruct ed to continue the other three cadet classes at their studies and to send them to sea for the annual summer cruise. At least three-fourths of the grad uates will be aligned to duty with ships on the Asiatic station, while the remainder will lie distributed among vessels on the other stations. Kvery man will be sent to sea for a two years' ituIsp. The department will detail all cadets now at sea. Including the class that will be commissioned ensigns next July, to watch duty, nnd the cadets that will leave Annapolis in May will relieve senior cadets of their present dutjes and thus make available nearly 100 young oliicerfC" Both classes now at sea will be re tained on ships and the class coming up for final graduation this spring will be examined on the stations Instead of tvt the Naval academy. An order has also been Issued direct ing Commander AVainwrlght to relieve every ofllcer who can be spared from the Naval academy for duty at sea. The effect of these orders and tho graduation of the cadet class will en able the authorities to detach about fifty ofiicers with the Asiatic fleet whose sea tour has expired anil who are now entitled to shore service or station on ships not In the Philippine waters. DENIES TORTURE TALES General Frederick Eunston Says That Many of the Idle Soldiers Have Vivid Imaginations. By Kzcluslve Wire from Tlic Associated Press. Kansas City, Feb. 21. General Fred erick Funston, in discussing the "wat er cure," n form of torture charged against the soldiers in the Philippines, sold that he had never seen the "water cure" applied, but lie had heard it de scribed. 'The charge which r have just re futed, at the request of the war depart ment, was most vague. It was made by a, soldier, and to the effect that he had 'helped administer the water euro to 160 natives.' That Is the kind ot rot a soldier is apt to write home when business Is dull and he has had three or four drinks to help his imagination. Nothing of tho kind ever took place with the knowledge of the ofiicers, or ever occurred at all, for that matter." SLAIN BY PACIFIC ISLANDERS. American Found Dying from Assault hy Pouapians. By Exclusive Wire from The Associsted Press San Francisco, Feb. ill. News has been received here of the murder of Rudolph Hanson, an American citizen, at Port Lot, on the Island of Ponapl, Jn the Caroline group. He hnd spent tho evening of Jan, 10 on tho brig John D, Spreekels, which was to sail the next day, and went ashore late nt night. Poou after he was found dying, his Uwid having been crushed. It was learned that the assault was provoked by an argument he had with several natives. The murderer had not been arrested when tho Spreekels sailed:' SNAKE INDTANS CAPTURED. Chief of Marauding Band and Nine Followers Escape, However, By Kxclushc Wire from The Associated Press. Vinila, I, T., I'eb. 21,-beputy Tiiited btalM Manlial (irant .lohuon ami two deiutlea aulvcil a( JIuskOKii Jrtterdaj with a bond el S:iala In. dlaiu that was caitiuid near Henrietta, The chief, ba-Ta-JIU'-foo, and nina othera - raped while the marshal went to telegraph tu tho oitkiahi at this place, " m VENEZUELA'S CONGRESS. -1 The Constitutional Body Inaugurat ed at Caracas. By Kxilusivo Wire, fiom the Associated 1'rcs. Sew Y01W, I'eb. 21. Tho consul geueial l Vint zucla today received the following dispatch; "Caraeaj, I'eb, 20. Constitutional congicrf in augurated today. All meiubeii wrie pretcnt, (Mmicd) "Castro. President." FANNY DAVENPORT'S SARDOU PLAYS. Her Husband's Efforts to Annul His Bill of Sale to Them. By Exclusive Wire from The Associsted Prcts. St. Paul, Minn.. Feb. 21. The case of W. Melbourne MaeDowelt and May D. Seymour, as executors of the Will of Fannie Davenport MacDowell, deceased, against Clarence M. Ilrunc, L. N. Kcott and C. 10. Beech, has been taken up by Judge Uunn. Fannie Davenport, in her life, owned certain so-called "Sardou" tilays and bequeathed them to her husband, Mac Dowell. He gave a bill of sale to the defendants nnd the present suit Is to annul the bill of sale, on tho ground that it was fraudulently obtained, and to enjoin the defendants from present ing the Sardou plays. Judge Rutin lias already denied tho motion for a preliminary restraining order. The case now comes up on Its merits. PHILIPPINES TARIFF DEBATE Senator Bates Denounces Republican Party as nn Organization, "Bent on Conquest." By Inclusive Wire from tlic Aiyoeiati-d Pres. Washington, Feb. 21. The senate to day resumed the consideration of the Philippine tariff bill. Mr. Bates (Tenn.) spoke in opposition to the bill. Few things had occurred In the sen ate chamber, he said, more fateful or involving more delicate Issues and greater results than the ratification of the treaty of Paris. He asserted the payment of $20,000,000 for the Philippine Islands was a commercial rather than a sentimental transaction, and was the first step toward a. colonial policy an tagonistic to tho American form of government. Ho declared that it was only after tho ratification of that treaty that the apprehension rose that the Republican party had "bit off more than it could chew." Then it was that tho new Idea had blossomed out that only congress could extend the operation of the con stitution beyond the states, and it was held In addition that congress would not extend tho provisions of the con stitution to the Philippines except with the string to It which denied equality of administration, taxation anel citi zenship. The present tariff bill, the Tennessee senator said, would become a law, but it would not bridge the chasm that separates a people strug gling for independence and tho Repub lican party "bent up-! conquest, ex ploitation and commercialism." SAN FRANCISCO PRO-BOERS. Member of De Wet's Staff Addresses a Mass Meeting. By Ksclushe Wire from tlic Associated Pre". San Francisco, Feb. 21. At a largely attended meeting of Boer sympathizer in Metropolitan hall Mayor Schmlt-! ini sided and an address was delivered by commandant W. V. Snyman of Gen eral De Wet's staff. Resolutions were adopted and or dered to be sent to President Roose velt. Tho California senators and rep resentatives, were urged to induce con gress to talce suitable action looking to intervention hy the powers with a view of ending tho war by arbitration and assuring the Independence of the Boers. ELUDED THE CLUTCH OF DEATH Man, Dragged Beneath a Train Is but Slightly Injured. By Cxcliuive Wire from The Associated Press. Slmmokln. 1Y1. 21. Hairy Kllnger fell under a Beading coal train, near Alaska, last niRlit. Ho lay flat on his back, and flu cars pa-unl over lilm. The brake beani on the hlxtli tar v.mglit bis clothing, and lie was dragged 100 feet befoic the tialn (stopped, but escaped with a few slight lacerations, MR. TSILKA NOT ARRESTED. Husband of Miss Stone's Companion ' Is in Sofia. By Eiclualvc Wire from The Associated Vrea. Constantinople, l'cb. 21, The authorities hero deny that Iho ltcv. Mr. Tsllka, husband of Mnio. K. S. Tbikla, the companion of Miss I'.llcn M, Stone in her captivity, has been arrested for com plicity with the bandit In the kidnapping. They say that, according to last leports, Mr. Itilka is in .Sofia, Uulgaria, BIG FLY WHEEL AT POWER HOUSE BROKE Tore Holes in the Enoine Room and Ad joining Buildings and Smashed Cars. Fragments Hurled Hundreds of Feet A roaring, ripping sound, a crash, and then great black objects (lying through the air caused greut alarm In tho vicinity of tho power house of the Hcranton Railway company on Provi dence road lust night nt D.15 o'clock, The monster llfty foot lly wheel In the engine room had hurst but fortun ately only one man was injured uud ho not seriously. The accident caused the entire pow er plant to shut down and there was no street car service after that lust night. The engine to which tho lly wheel was attached Is located In the southeast corner of the power house, and when It broke tho noise was heard many blocks away. The wheel broke In many pieces, one of which niado a hole In the brick wall fully nfteen feet high und ten feet wide. The Hying particles broke through the adjoining building, boring large hoI$s In tho brick wnlls and iron roof, Portions ofj thu wheel landed hundreds of feet away, A large piece weighing several hun SNOW, SLEET AND RAIN IN ONE DAY CUBAN INQUIRY IN HOUSE. Resolution Introduced Asking a Ro- port on Land Sales in the Islapd. By Kxclttslic wire from The Associated Pruo. Washington, Feb. 21. Mr. Tawney (Minn.) In tho house todav asked unanimous consent for the e'onsldera tlon of tho following resdlutlon: Itcolvcil, That the secrclaty of war he to quested to fin ulsli the hniiw muh iiifoini.ttlou eonceinlnsf the number of aciro of kind in t'ulu purclia-cd by non-re.-tiilrtits of the 1-daiul ulncc the dale of the American occupation ns l Miinvn by tlic rcpotta to and the records of tin war Ip pattment, ami by the records of tin tnllilniy no. eminent of Cuba, giving tin ron-dilcratton, tin names nnd places of ickldence of pmiliafers, the number of aiies contained on each lr.ut inn cel. flu total iicieaitc of culllnited suifiir land owned by citizens of the I'nlted States uud by citizens of other countries foreign " Culm. Mr. Payne, the majority leader, said ho did not think the precedent should be established of considering such reso lutions before they had been considered by a committee. Mr. Tawney denied that it was unusual to adopt resolu tions of inquiry in this fashion, but Mr. Payne, nevertheless, objected. MANY VESSELS OVERDUE Reinsurance Rates on Craft Expected At San Francisco List of the Missing Ships Increasing. By r.xcluslte Wire from The Associsted Press. Stin Francisco, Feb. 21. Tho list of overdue vessels posted at the Mer chants' exchange Is steadily growing. The Red Rock, eighty-five days out from Frazer river for London, with salmon, is quoted at 15 per cent, rein surance. The British ship Cape Rock is out thirty-live days from Port Los Angeles for' Portland and stands nt. lii per cent., while tho Earl Cadogan, thirty-four days out between the same ports, is at the same figure. The French bark Les Aelelphes, 129 days from Madagascar for Portland, is at 20 per cent., nnd the French bark Ernest Lo goure, 103 days out from Hobart, Tas mania, for Portland, is quoted at 20 pol ecat. . The same llgure is placed on the French bark Olivier de Clisson, -Hi,") days out from Cayenne for this port, and 'there is a rate of 15 per cent, quoted on the Yosemlte, seventy-eight days out from Tacoma for Callao. INDIAN BILL PASSED. House Adopts Resolution to Investi gate Shoshone Girls' School. By Exclusive Wire from tlic Associated Prc.vs. Washington. Feb. 21. The house to day passed the Indian appropriation bill. A resolution was adopted provid ing for nn investigation of Mr. Kar elin's relations to Shoshone Indian school. Mount Pleasant, Mich., Feb. 21. Su perintendent Nardil), of the Indian school near this city, said In respect to the charges made against him in Wash ington: "There is nothing for mo to do In the present circumstances beyond de nouncing the whole statement as a ma licious falsification, I cannot under stand who my enemies can bo In the matter." GERMANY AND MANCHURIA. No Answer Made to United States' Note to China. By Exclusive Wire trom The Associated Press. Ilerlln, I'eb. 21. Tlic note of tin United Slates to Itnssla and China on the subject ot' eomuieici.il rights in Jlanchurla lias been communicated to Germany, but no answer has been made. Germany maintain' th attitude the li.-u pr viously announced that Manchuria is outside tho sphere of (iennan Interests, and .he sees no rea son to change it. m Count Tolstoi Very Weak. Dy Kxclusive Wire from The Associated Press. Yalta, Crimea, Thursday, l'cb. 20. A bulletin lulled at t) o'clock this evening mmoiniced Hut Count Tolhtnl's temperature vva.s low nnd that he was Hilterlng fiom great general weakness ami pronounced weakness of Hie heart. dred pounds, crashed through two street cars In the adjoining barn, re ducing the woodwork and windows In the curs almost to Hpllntcts. Oeneral Manager Silllnmn, Superin tendent Patterson and n force of men were summoned us quickly as possible, and all set to work repairing tho dam age, it Is possible tilings will bo In shape for the running of tars this morning. None of thorn could glvo any explan ation of Just how the ajrluent occurred, but the supposition is that the strain upon It wuh too great owing to the way cars were'eatlng up power owing to the storm, Fnglneer Daniel lluliusmun was struck by a piece of tho Hying wheel and had his arm Injured. He wus re moved to his homo in South Scruntou where it was learned his Injuries wero not serious. The power house was left in total darkness by reason of the accident, and all the curs In tho outlying districts were stulled for the night where they were when the accident occurred. Weather Conditions Made the Gltu's Streets Almost lin- passible. CITY PRACTICALLY CUT OFF FROM WORLD Sleet and Snow Caused the Telegraph Wires to Sag; and Break and tho Telegraph Companies Could Get No Messages in or Out of tile City. Efforts to Keep tne Lines of tho Scranton Railway Company Open Were Attended with the Greatest Difficulty Steam Roads Were Not So Badly Hampered. Kvery kind of weather that tho weatherman keeps In stock was served out to Scranton yesterday and last night In large quantities. At midnight the city presented such a bedraggled and disreputable appear ance tis It never presented before. It began with snow. Early yesterday morning the flakes began to fall and hy noon over four inches of soggy, wet, and nasty snow covered the half melted fall of two elays before. 'flie snow kept up until about t o'clock In the afternoon when It began to sleet. The sleet continued for several hours and at 7 o'clock In the evening walk ing began to he impossible and the few street cars that were running wcru packed to the' doors, Tho sleet let up about S o'clock and the rain took a turn. It was what might be called a sort of cross between sleet nnd rain. It was a little too liquid to bo called sleet and a little too solid to be really called rain. Hut It got In its work. The live Inches ot snow on the side walks was turned into five Inches of the slushiest kind of slush that ever Impeded traflle and leaked Into the tops of rubbers. Walking Impossible. If walking had been Impracticable at 7 o'clock it was almost absolutely im possible at It o'clock except to persons with high-water rubber boots and un limited nerve. The daring souls wtio ventured out to the theatres found themselves stranded in drug stores and doorways with no street cars running. As a consequence eabs were in great demand and for nearly an hour it was almotjt impossible to obtain one. It kept right on raining until after midnight and the city will probably present "a picture no artist can paint" when daylight dawns this morning. The telegraph companies were groat sufferers by the storm and for a time last night it was impossible to get a message out of the city In any direc tion. The heavy snow of the morning hud collected on the wires and when the sleet and rain soaked Into this the weight became so great that they . snapped off in many places, seriously crippling the service. The Western Union company had no wires working last night except one to Buffalo. The local employees couldn't tell where the breaks wero but thought them near this city. After 0 o'clock the Postal Telegraph people re ported having a service to New York. Trying to Keep Cars Hoving. The dispatchers of the Scranton Hall way company had the hardest time of their lives all day trying to keep their cars running on anything like -schedule time. They succeeded In keeping the mn Jorlty of tho Hues open during the morning and afternoon but after 7 o'clock only a car was run now and then. When the power gave out at D.15 the dispatchers had about decided that It would be useless to attempt to run any more cars anyway because of the slip pery condition of the rails and tho large eiua'ntlty of slushy snow on the wires und tracks. The cars managed to run all night on tho level but when they came to a hill they balked. Fifteen minutes was consumed at times in running a car from the West Iaekawaniin avenue crossing to tho corner of Main avenue and West U11 din street. Tho cars would ereop along at a snail's pace Just barely seeming to move, though every bit of power would be o)i und every brake released. The railroads centering in this city were not disturbed to tiny appreciable extent by the storm. The hackawanna's night dispatcher reported all trains running on schedule time but said thut the engineers weie bringing in reports of a terrlllo sleet storm on the I'ocono mountuln. The regular Delaware and Iludson trains running between this city and Carbondale and Wllkes-Barro wero ail on schedule time but the Saratoga ex press due here after 10 o'clock was reported snowed In on the Jefferson branch. The trainmen on the freight trains suffered greatly from the sleetind rain and came In from their runs drencheil to the Bkln and swearing by the eternal that such another night was never witnessed In this valley in years. If there should be a thaw today and In alt probability there will be ono un less there Is a sudden drop In the tem perature tho citizens will hnvo about the nastiest and most disagreeable day or two In the history of the city, ! '